The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on August 29, 1894 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 29, 1894
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"the best time I Staid the bat ffo*. across the street. "WnS whence p'ldpe'd the Spartan attic, "the day thit oar Sld« boat," "'My beat fuft «&<t s yeat aeo," Stlid thft Betf *h6 never will fl?ht, "Whert ti-Mef «nd I went Hghin j once". Aftd Slept oatdttow all riUht. " , "Weil." 6aW the hoy froan the cornfir hbtise, "tte }6ltwst time for me. . Was the summer they toolc fiae oil a yacht, AM »e Hred six weeks at sea. " "And the greatest fun 1 ever had," Said the boy who lives next door, "was sailing down the river once, And camping out on shore." very best time T. ever had." Sntd the hoy With the reddish hilfi "Was in Chicago, last July— The time I went to tho fair." "It seeths to me," said thl laiy hoy (And his cap he tnou?htf nlly fhumoi), "T'lat the Very nest time in all hiy lite Was the Week 1 had the mumps. " — E. I* Sylvester In St. Nicholas Jennie Harlowe, slender pay of light floating over the black abysm of hep memory raised a sort of jealous misgiving in me. She was the darling of my heart now as t had her, Ad she was. as 1 knew her; and t was satisfied that the dark eurtalfi should be kept dropped, seeing how bright and glad was her .oh this side of it. CHAPTER V—.. We carried the parcel betoW, Tho ladies of the Ittdiaman had filled it very handsomely.' Captain Christian had related to them the story of tho girl in a plain, genial, soamanlike way, that had gone straight to their hearts, and ho told us that with a few exceptions, they had set to work to see what they could spare. There were three good dresses, some shoes, a couple of hatrf, a shawl, a miscellaneous lot of under-linen and the like. Tho mere sight of thesa things seemed to put a new heart into Jenny., Heaven knows whether there were any subtle stirrings of memory in her to understand by recollection of other attire the insufficiency and even the, absurdity of tho apparel of dressing gowns and soon, in which she had heretofore gone (ilothedi -.Possibly the natural instincts of the woman quickened in her to tho first glance at the dresses which were good, and one of them very handsome, and at the embroidered petticoats and other articles. Needles were borrowed from the men, and for the rest or the day she kept her cabin, hard at work on the few alterations which she found necessary. Mr. Marling said to me: "If she's got no memory how does she know how to use a needle arid thread?""How does she know how to use a knife and fork?" said •;I. "In many directions the mind' acts mechanically without .reference to memory. Habit outlives,the eclipse of the in-: tellect. People who have lost their reason yot do many sensible things." •Well, we are 'rum machines,'" Isaid he. "I wonder how a man feels who can't recall?,- Useful to a chap ; who owes money, Mr. Furlong 1 , per- ^iaps, but put it't'other way about; I maan let him bo pvyed'money, and I tell you.what,- not being- able to recollect will be damned inoonvenient.'' Jennie looked a real beauty as she emerged nejct day dressed in one of the gowns which the ladies of the Indtaman had sent her. It was a black silk, little'the worse for wear, and no better fit could ho wished. It matched well her rich fair hair and the delicate complexion of her throat I observed a marked quality of respect in Captain Christian 1 ,s manner toward her. Finding me alone in the cabin, he said to me: ''Sir, she's a handsome girl, it cannot bo denied. She wears' her clothes like a lady. Sir, she might have a handle to her name for all we can tell. , 1 can no longer blame ye, Mr. Furlong, for wanting wariness. Upon my word there's something about her that's , enough to make even an old Cape Homer like me reflective." I was mightily pleased by this speech. Christian was a man whose hearty, honest character I had learned to value,, and what he had formerly said about "Jenny had "caused*me many, hours of'anxiety and misgiving, though there was no faltering in ray resolution to make her ray wife. Many a time I bad walked quietly over tp the boat in which she bad been when we fell in with her, and which had ' been hoisted on deck and stowed near the i breeze off the CHAPTEft Vt We sail6d frdm Sydney on the 2d of April. 1849* and nothing whatever occurred of the least moment until we were in about 120 degrees of longitude west heading a slanting cPui-so for- the Horn. Down to this time We had encountered vei'5' agreeable Weather, fr-esh, sparkling, fa- Vorable breezes, shining days and nights of hovering silver, with the lazy Wash of the Pacific under our counter and glimpses in the brilliant brine over the sides of the fleet shapes of tho hohito and the albi- core. But now on a suddett the sky hardened in the south. From the horizon to close, upon the zenith tho heavens grew of a dit'fcy greenish bi'bwn ridgod liko a ploughed field arid tufted as though With the presence of thunder. The nhill of the Antarctic regions seemed to be in the short, taoamng gusts which swept betwixt our must». A sulky swell, but with something of ferocity in its weight and in the steadfastness of its hurl came rolling up fi.'om out of the dinginess aboam, and the blue of tho sky to the leoward died out as though to a storm of desert sand sweeping over it. Tho gale burst upon us in the first dog-watch. It was then pitch dark. 8omo lightning flashed in tho first sweep as though the tempest kindled itself in a ilame with a fury of its own speeding. However, Captain Christian had been eyeing the south all day and knew what he was about. The first of the storm of wind found the "Lady Charlotte" under close reefed fore and malntopsails and foretopmast staysail. She lay down to tne hellish discharge till the line of her lee bulwark rail was flush with the sea, then rose buoyant with along, floating lift up the side of the great Pacific surge and was presently. making a noble fight of it, though smothered in flying foam, so that little more showed of her than the waving bands of her topsails and the spat's and the rigging above madly shrilling to the smiting of the wind splitting with hurricane force upon rope and mast. : . . The weather threatened never to end. Day after day it continued to blow with astounding violence. The heavens were a di^i-k, stooping, apparently motionless \surface of a sort of sooty slate, along ^ which there fled with incredible velocity a wild yellow scud, of the color of sulphur, in curls and' feathers and veil. l^ke lengths. The ,115 Us of foam un- cjbr this gloomy back-ground broke with a preternatural glare upon "the eye m the day, whilst at night they filled, the darkness with a dim,, sepulchral, terrifying light of their own by whicn, when tho>'ship with naked spars rose foaming from the midnight billows, you oould clearly distinguish her shaoo, and Observe; the poise of her clipper bows ere diving headlong down into the seething smother .again. Hour by. hour we drove northward, sweeping to leeward, without an inch of headway, on the thunderous side of every gi- gantio surge that seized and hurled us beamwise towards the sun. Foi- days and days ray wife kept under hatches and I visited the deck but rarely. The discomfort of the time was beyond expression. The galley fire was incurably extinguished and there was nothing warm to be hail. We subsisted upon vile tinned meats — and vile they were in those days— and had it not bean for my having laid in a private stock of provisions we should have had nothing to cat but this preserved meat and moldy biscuits a ' larg-3 proportion of which was' richly flavored with weevils. I cannot recall the latitude, but I know that 'we had trended very far portli when the fierce gale broke, A gleain of blue sky showed to westward, and the wind shifting in a sudden gquall, blew a moderate stai'boavd ,bow, with long-boat, and minutely examined, , it, but to no puvppse. Not the least hint was to ba had from her of tho - name or character of the ship tp w^ich. she had belonged. She had the Ipok of a jolly boat of those days, and might as easily have been on the deck of a tpns as have of a ship of a T|jo girl's under save wftat was J, , • JH, the of a " again the plans we had formed. She had no knowledge of any eountry- What she had seen and knew lay m the darkness behind her mind. She hoard me name London, Paris, Vienna, New York — such cities as these without a hint in her manner, voice or face to suggest that they were more than the idlest words tp her. Mv wife went to hor berth at a quarter before ten, and 1 sat with the captain in the cabin until about twenty minutes to eleven, sipping at a small bowl of punch he had brewed in celebration of the improvement in the weather, and smoking With him. There still fan a snappish heavo of sea, owing per^ haps to the shouldering of tho southerly swell into the north aiid west, whence the breeze was blowing. But tho wind was without Weight. We were showing royals to it and had the water been smoother the ship would have floated quietly enough through the shadow of the night. The captain said: "Your health. Mr. Furlong* You're u different man from What you were when you first stepped on hoard us. 1 ' I drank to him. "I am," said 1, "and in more sense than one too. I am perfectly well in health, and I am married." "It is not tho first time that a- wife hashoen found at sea," he exclaimed. "Old ocean don't want much dredging to yield ye wives as well a's. otner things more or less precious. But it's not often that a wife comes to a man out of the blackness of a dead calm, singing softly out of a straying mind, with ne'er a name to her back, and a life beginning as it were with a knowledge of tho man she marries. I suppose ye'll be living in England. Mr. Furlong. " "Ay," said I, "we shall probably sottlo down near London." "I shall drop in upon you," said he, heartily. "No living nroature will bo more welcome," said 1. We drank to each ;other again, then five bells were struck forward. Ten minutes later I bade him goodnight and wont to my wife's berth. She occupied the top bunk and lay in a deep sleep. A small light was diffused by a bracket lamp that s.wung near 'the door and 1 stood looking at - her for some time with the love in rne for her stirred to its depths by the girlish tenderness of expression which the.' calm 'and, hush of sleep had mingled with her : loveliness. I gazed, wondering- 'whether her past ever opened before her in dreams. It seemed incredible that beauty which discovers so much power of mind" hors, even as she lay before me in peaceful unconsciousness, should be absolutely destitute of probably- the ; most vitalizing influence , of tho intellect. Gently, that I might not disturb her, I 'fell to unclothing myself. Seated in my bunk, I was in the act of pulling oft' my boots, when I was startled by a sudden, violont roaring of; voices on deck. '.. I heard some 1 hoarse shouts followed wild roaring noise cries. What could There was anguish in every note of it. T|ie ' ship croaked drearily from her heart as she came' to windward in a sharp, peevish lift to the underrun of some wolfish, hissing sea, and in an instant after a blow resounded, through her that was as though she had blown up or struck heavily amidships and split in two. A loud cry of men's voices rose again whilst the ship lay over, over, over, bowing down with a dreadful rapidity till her deck was like the side of a steep hill, I gripped at a stanchion and raissed it and fell with, the whole weight of my body against the bunkhead. that contained the door. My head struck the hard timber, and down I tumbled motionless and insensible as if wy head ha;l been' laid open by a hatchet, f_TO BE CONTINUED.] FARM DEPARTMENT. by of it and another human mean? terror USEFUL iNFORMAtloM AMERICAN FARMERS. ftiifetift* Mftthod* toodt>ra Farm Stock, tool try, Orchard. of and Gftt-ri«n FOR tfc* -1,1** *tt4 of 1ft theii 1 report on stib-irfigation experiments the professors at the Ohio station say: The first attempt was With lettuce ott a very small scale, and the experiment has been enlarged tintil now about one-fifth of an acre under glass, is occupied in conducting' this experiment to a final demonstration, it has been found that the lettuce rot may be largely controlled in this manner, but by far the greatest benefit arises from the greatly accelerated growth of the plants. By this method of watering, a lettuce crop Comes to maturity from one to two weeks earlier than by the old method, and the crop is increased 50 to 100 per cent. Radishes respond in a like degree and cucumbers to nearly the same extent, but tomatoes are less benefited. Smilax and carnations thrive finely under this treatment. Violets and roses have not been fully tested, but the former especially seem to delight in the abundant and uniform supply of moisture afforded by sub-irrigation. It is too early to give results in detail, 'but it will repay interested parties to come a long distance to see the plan in full operation. The method is very simple and easily followed by any one, as it does not necessarily involve much outlay. The floor of the benches must be made water tight and an old bench, in a fair state of preservation, can be remodeled for the work by simply nailing laths over the cracks and fill* ing the small spaces between the boards and laths with cement* made very thin. If a new bottom is neces- ; sary, matched flooring laid in white lead may be used, but a tile or slate bottom is cheaper in the end. The tile must of course be covered with cement to secure a water tight bottom. This method of watering opens iip great opportunities in the ways of vegetable forcing in midwinter. It Such places are stirred & HtttS wltft a fork, or rather loosened without displacing the mulch. I find spots which have become uncovered during winter, tha<fr out and the plants begin growing about ten days quicker than those covered. This time varies with the season. A steady, early, warm spell with warm rain, will thaw the soil under the mulch quickly^ while cool, cloudy weather will thaw only e»posed portions. After plants have begun to grow a few days under the mulch, they must come to the light or become white, t have kept plants back two weeks under the mulch and when uncovered they were white but had full grown leaven. Such plants do hot blossom after turning green and are worthless. I should think from six to ten days is the limit of Successful retarding of bloom by my plan. Some of this difference in. time disappears by the time the'fruit ripens, as the plant seems to make an effort to be in season; but the heavier pickings come several days later. I have saved three crops from frost by having three days' delay in blossoming, and get, always, better prices, as my first If uit comes in just behind Ithaca berries. The unmulched portions have fewer and larger berries but not so many quarts per acre as the mulched, and the latter stand drouth better. Hsu* ally our last picking for market is July 4. This season first sales were made June 24 and the last July 5. I use all the mulching I can get on all kinds of berries to save labor in keeping down weeds and conserving moisture, but as their tops are above the mulch I do not think they are retarded much. Poultry Points. Waldo F. Brown writes in the Ohio Farmer as follows.' I have learned in the last two years several things which have brought success and increased profit in the management of my poultry, and I think • I can BO present'them to your readers as to be helpful to some of them. One thing I have learned is, that it .does not'pay to "monkey" with a home-made incubator. I filled twice, one holding 230 eggs, and my first hatch was twelve chicks and the second two. It is needless to state that the incubator is now in ^nocuous desuetude." lot tafiety, lettuce of sdme othet grltfc i have learned thifi yew by a lotiftf experience that one must not havS tdtt many hens to a cock kast yeaf- 1 ffftii seventy hens and three ctieks fttrd' nearly' evefy egg was fertile, Sfid tails year I started with US hefls to cocks and but 60 per cent of the egga were fertile, f conclude that fftflft twenty to twefity*fife Hefts tS Hfttefc vigorous cock is th6 best namfref, ftftd another year t shall not make the blunder 1 did this, t manage My sit* ting hens better now thafi&ffnwlyvl have rooms on purpose its. which ta .confine them, whefc t wish to 1 bfgak them from sitting, and shut up ffitfft ten to twelve together and keep them up for about foar days. I. feed aftd water regularly but let them get htttt* gry the day I am to let them bftt, ftttd then open the dooi* abotit atittdbWtt* and they will forage Until it beg-ins td get dark and then go on to the roost. I have had as many as forty hens wanting to sit at once this f;eason. SElTINO THE HENS. t formerly recommended setting the hens in the poultry house in rows of nests provided, and arranging to shut them in and then have a regular time to take them off and feed them, but While the theory is good it will not work in practice, and I lost hundred* of eggs in finding it out. I have had excellent success this season by removing the hens to rooms prepared for them, and setting a number at once. Four hens may be set in a room five feet square, one in each corner, and I set six in a room 5x8. It uhould be made with a door swinging outward and a weight to keep it closed, so that when you step inside the hens can not get out. Let your hens sit two or three days without eggs on their own nests, and remove them to the sitting room after dark Keep fresh water and food, gravel, and a dust bath in the room, and let the hens take care of themselves. TEST THE EGGS. , One week after they are set test the eggs and remove all unfertile ones. A very convenient and excellent tester can be made by getting a box of thin. lumber and cutting an egg-shaped hole at such a hight that it will come ex- 'a short, ugly cross swell, in which the tumbling and wallowing of the ship was raost abominable. The cUange happened in the ' forenoon watch. By npon there was a great lagoon of spft Pacific Jieaven up in the north, with the sun glowing brightly .in tbo raidst of it, anft masses of huge wJUtie clouds, pvis- mjatio'e insi^ss of oyster- shells, settling in' solera^ prpoes'sipn. away jntp tEo nprtbwest, ' • The ' got "Sights," \w,\, his', face, was "long as a wet JiaromppkV.V to the sailPPs' 1 lU'ase, when Sugw Witu Salt. Prpfessor Zunte, a German chemist and an export before some big Berlin physiological society, acci- de'ntaily Discovered A the fact that sugar's sweetening properties were actually strengthened, by the addi- tipn pf a minute quantity -of salt. From his experiments ,b,e finds that if to a solution pf sugar there be •added a slight amount pf salt and water, so weak that it excites no saline taste, the result proves that the strength of the sugar is' niuoh augmented thereby. He also says tbat ttte very weakest possible tion.pjt quinine and water pppduoes a The explanation the, ahpve- seeming - inoQagruity is J;b,jBj ' 30 f§8Pl0S' PVOYWiflgf 4,t $u*ffl«4e»t to excite' the ^o].iiQ}e.s pf ,tba toiigue - at a,U, it teaartp' m in, MiQ' and' $i§ rest Q| weir living 'tH§y ' gathered, from lour acres pf orehard they showed hjm, bad leagues' jnppred •two ' at £r&Y9*en&'. late pr i, tea years put of bis barometer *WWif9?X W«* •* -*f ff *" J"Pl(Tj»( 1'^Qi-^ r r\lF'!l*" f* ,te,tt7?t ^JfrjfcM manure j&nd visitorwa? sbow'n' -'$$ ' will not only make the work more profitable to the gardener, but will give employment to many throughout the year, and in the end will so cheapen production that many vegetables will be,' almost as common and cheap in Jatjijary as th&y are now in April. Gardeners will receive the first benefit!^ of the discovery, 'but in the end great advantages will accrue to the whole people. Money thai is now sent, south for sts\le, unwholesome vegetables will be spent at home for a mueJi greater quantity of the fresh, healthful products of northern green* houses. , ' An Experiment iu SliUclilng. Bjrpf, li. H, Bailey of Cornell un> verity has bees conducting some experiments, to determine the value of muiphin retarding the ripening of fruits, He alsp obtained; the, o£ farmers OR the same p,f|heny Mr, 0. '&, Cli'ap* p| pemYUie. N lS Y-, writes t<? as KEOTTLAB FEEDING. ' Another thing- 1 have learned is that it pays to feed the hens regularly every day through the summer even though they are not confined, but have the range of the farm, I have done this and my hens • have paid a large profit, while some pf my neigh' bora who depended upon their hens foraging fora living have- »ot' been able to get from fifty hens enough eggs for family use, while from 1QO hens I have sold in the last ninety days eggs to the amount of $81,85, and all at a lower price than has prevailed f pr many years, the average being less than 11 cents ,» dozen, During this ninety days we lost our incubator eggs, %sed not less than flfty eggs i» the' fawUy and batched young phicks, The wet of keeping t h e§e fowls for tferee mpflthjJ has been §8, as we l led one tpn of wheat for whicb j: paid $7, and twp of crashed e prp for little actly opposite the flame of a lamp. Make the hole small enough that BO that the egg will not go through, and in a dark room when you hold the egg- before the lamp you can tell • at ,a glance whether it is fertile or not. The , unfertile eggs are perfectly good ( for use, as they do not change at all in a> ', week) but if you do not wish, to use them for any other purpose, they make , excellent food for the young <jhj<?k* for the first week after they batch', ,|ii ( most cases enough unfertile eggg wiU< come out from five or six Utters HO tb'a one uen cai* be sent back to ' to l?egin laying, The Russian Russian thistle ,ba"g' over a large extent in the D&kojsaS) »od in Minnesota, and JSansas, 1 It b§eo

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