The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on September 26, 1894 · Page 7
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 26, 1894
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Wid ftra tifton thft faeatt* ft Afed t&ore is StUlMs* 6't6* Wk6 tfoafeled spirits, hSre and therS th6 fitdllfcfct Sb4da«s fluttettft? go Aad as the sfiadtf-fo* foufld mo \5toet>. A childish tteMS bfsaks the gloom, Aftd Softl? from ft fatthor room lay me down to sieftp." Aid. 86tt6fiO*, with that little prayed A»d tttat sweet treble In-mf oars, M£ tMWht ROBS back to! distant ^oatJI Aft* llft*ef« with a deaf one there; JLftd, 69 t hear the child's ahien, M# toother's fatth cofne's bafttt M ffle; douched tit her side i stserti to be, ,Afcd toother holds my hands a?aln. <h\ for an hotit In that deaf place! Oh! for tho peace of that dear ttttel Oh! for that childish ttust subllmel Oh! for a glimpse of mother's face! ^et, as the shadows round m6 creep, i do not seem to be alono— Sweet tn'aslc of that treble tone-^-' And "now liny mo down to sleep." —Eugene Meld In Chicago N6-*3. Jennie Marlowe. BY \t» CiAltlC tttJSSEtli, prived him of Ine* po^.efdf |ustaifitd . exertion. But pf^sefllly I fell ifondering, and then got impatient, ftnd quitting Jenny's side, walked & littla way through • the groups of treei on the left, whence . I was able to -*btain a view of the interior, but 1 could see nothing o! him. "1 wish tfe had not met hita," Jenny, exclaimed, "he has fallen crazy. : He may play us false. 'V ' "Why shbuid he trick tis?" I aske'd; "the breaker is of no use to him. He values his life and is in a on ol earnestness to escape with who would not be, situated as and has been? Besides, he there is fresh Water endugh in the tins to last us awhile, with cocoanut-milk besides, shouM We determine not to wait for him. Kb; he will be here presently," I exclaimed, sending searching glances inland and along the beach. ''He taay have stumbled, or the excite- CHAfTEli X—CONTINUED. "You will take .me with you?" 1 answered quickly; "Oh, yes. God forbid that 1 should a fellow- creature to perish in loneliness in such a desolate hole as this." "I will fill your breaker for vou," lie cried, with a gleam of delight in '.his eye and a pathetic alacrity in his .manner. "It is a walk of hard upon two miles from here. This I can do while you are collecting the nuts. It will save time. And, Mr. Furlong, let us understand each other. Your Wife is yours!" his voice trembled, and I looked to see him weep, "I am dead to her, I see, sir. I •would not come between you—nay, ,how could I do so? I am dead to her, I say." I eyed him jealously, every instinct in me doubted him, and yet my heart glowed with triumph , to •the thought that he spoke the truth too when I reflected that while her .memory remained a blank he was literally as dead to her as though he 'had gone down a calcined corpse •with the charred fabHo of the ship ihe had commanded. "Be it as you say, Captain Har•ness," said I. "I could not part with her." Ho interrupted me. "Mr. Furlong, I see how it is and understand .how it has come about. Help me to •deliver myself from this frightful imprisonment, and I promise you that at the first opportunity of sop- .aration we will part, never, so far as I can help it, to meet .again." I inclined my head; he extended 'his hand, and i gave him mine, which he squeezed with a vigor that had something pf ferocity in it, so that when he let it fall I glanced at the finger-tips erpecting to see blood .there. "Now, sir," he cried, "let us lose mo time. Is the breaker in the boat?" ' •''•- ' I answered "yes." ,'.,•;. " •. , ,'. He walked out of the cavo and -went'directly to the creek, I following him closely, consumed, with jealousy, assured, in my "heart that I ought not to trust him an inch further than I could see him or the "breadth of a fingernail beyond my interpretation of his motives, yet •dominated by his energy. He parsed close to Jenny but never looked at her. ' I observed",she restlessly toyed with her hands, pulling her fingers as though, she strained her "mind while she fastened her fine glowing eyes upon his figure, She smiled on 'catching my .glance as I looked back, but, a moment or two after her chin was sunk upon her bosom in an attitude of •<leep thought. Some fresh water remained in tha breaker; he poured it into several •empty tins which were in the boat, saying that though we had not far to go we might yet come to want all the fresh water we could carry- He examined the boat with eager •eyes and swore she was a very pretty, sea-worthy craft, and a handsome sailor he did npfc dPubt; .und then shouldering tho breaker, he said he wpuld return within an .hour, during which he advised me tp collect as many nuts as I could knock down or find lying round «,bput. He trudged pjvst Jenny, bub without throwing a glance at her, , <sana after walking a little way along - ' the beach he struck into the left, and , presently 1 lost sight of him among growths. The opnfliot of emPtions had ex- m,e- I went tp the shadpw tree, »where Jenny was and ;$eaie4. ; fljyseif at.ber side leaning my uient of the prospect of release,may have proved too much for him; and, being alone, and thinking 1 over it, he may have swooned. God knows how it may be, but we must wait for'him* dearest.. It would be cold-blooded leave him behind us." "Yes," she said softly, "We must wait:for him. But oh, my darling! I wish we had not met him. What could he mean by calling mo his wife?" and with a sudden heightened color, while her glowing eyes fell from mine to the ground, she exclaimed again, in a voice of .plaintive querulousness, with a shako of her head and a wrinkling of her white brows to a wild, swift, straining look of her mind within her, so to speak, into the blackness of memory; "What could he mean by calling mo his wife?" me and , who tb&t HWI was (why her hueb&njp f , h§ pealed., 1 believe r&B ^ RJ9 te kHl that it T et lop9Jtaow a u U CHAPTER XL I was seized with a sudden sickness of heart and could not speaki A devil seemed to sit grinning in my. brain, mocking the sincerity of;.my saying .that it would be like a cold- blooded murder to leave him behind, and tempting' me to be off in headlong hurry, while the opportunity existed, with the woman I worshiped; so ending forever all my fears of him,;for 1 might be ; Bur.e he would perlsbJ on this island before another chance of escape came to him. But what if memory should return to my darling later on? She would remember this man, and know him, and count herself and me as his murderers, and in proportion as she had loved him before the darkness fell on her,, so would her horror of ouv deed grow in her until—until I started to my feet wild with the burning imaginations which filled me. She took my behavior to be impatience, and I confirmed the notion in her by hotly walking some little, distance inland,. as-'though, to seek for signs of Captain Harness. But for her I should have sought him if it came to my having to walk round the , island; but I would not leave her. , I durst not. Suppose he should play mo some devilish trick! Figure his watching me from afar, and then sneaking down upon ;Jenny when I was gone and forcing *her into the boat and making sail! It was an hour before sunset when 1 saw him coming along round by the point past which I had first encountered him,. He had the breaker on his shoulder, and moved with a faltering step. ; Ho beckoned to ine when he was abreast of the bank in which the cave was, and halted -there. "I cannot find the fresh water spring," he exclaimed, in a voice indicative of a. certain degree of exhaustion. "It was bubbling this morning, and now the soil there is dry. A slight shock of earthquake might account for the water ceasing to vun. Likely as not I have missed its bearings; yet I ought to knPW where it isi, for I have repaired to it day after day from the hole where I made my bed • round yonder,"'nodding in a way to "indicate 'the other side of the hill, ' "I have been hunting all this while-for another spring, but have found, nothing. 1 4o- termined to linger no longer lest you should suppose, that I had met with some bad accident," He pufc down the breaker, giving it a rap with his knuoides to show that it was empty, • "' "Then, 1 ! said I, ««we must start with what we have." H£[O," he exclaimed, "be advised by me; I am 'an old sailor. The stock is much tpp small. There will be three pf us now,< Think of a week of dead calms op pf head winds blowing U.R to the sputh'&rd,, Thirst is a shall roest'I with, whftt wej want tp« inp^row, depend i#ri,iti The,, pppi'ig W ay babble forth -'again this Y<jry night- We will hu'pt tpgetheiv &n&, a night's-rest on t tPp9? the Joy tot'.' qf deliverance fills roe ^he clasped bit* hands • an4 bin eyes as be said thii" (| wiU p m to itayfc QB a thorough t ^M'suai'ise.'j"? \ •' ? . felt grateful 9 him lot fil« 'dr'atfal. The msre proximity of-Rim, I think, during 'the night Would hft've beeh intolerable. It would be otherwise, I felt in an open boat. Association would be rendered endurable by sheer necessity, but here was a broad area of land with hills to stand between him and Jenny, and I seemed to find an honesty in his con j ' duct, a delicacy of feeling that spoke well for his heart. Shamd, refrng^: nance, jealousy, dislike seized upoii. me as I watched his retreating fig-' ure. His conduct made me feel a bitter wrongdoer, and 1 was sensible-! of sinning heavily against this man; by my headlong, fiery assertions of; my claims upon the woman who Ine-'. fafe-God and the* world was his and' not mine. I went to the boat and brought; away food enough to serve as a meal for Jenny and me. She inquired about the man, and I told her how he had failed to lind the spring; how he had represented to me the folly of leaving the island without a good stock of Water; how he had gone away round the point yonder to sleep in the place he had been Used to occupy since his captivity. "Our passing 1 another night on the island," I said, "matters little. We are together, at all events," I added, and she pressed her lips to my forehead as 1 said this, saying, "Yes, we are together." What did it matter then where wo were? Indeed, had I been alone—that is to say, ha;l I not fallen in with this Captain Harness— I should not have thought of leaving the island in the faco of the southwestern sky, supposing of course that I nad delayed our departure until this hour. The great sun hung close over the horizon—a rusty, dim, blood-red disk, rayless amid the smoky thunder-shadow that clothed the sky there, with a few dull linos of tarnished brass, as it were, snaking under him for a wake upon the slowly heaving folds of the ocean. The character of the swell seonied to show a weight of wind away down southwest. Already there was a small roaring of surf trembling through the quiet atmos- ,phere from the other side of the island. But in the creek the water was as quicksilver flushed with the red': ; of the sunseC and beyond it the ocean, calmed by the laud, floated in gentle, undulations, every burnished brow as it went reflecting with a sulky sort qf flash the stormy, sullen light in the west. I spread the sail as before in the cave, but it was past 9 o'clock, as I might guess by a glance at the few stars that shone liaore like smears of radiance than orbs of light in. the mistiness, before Jenny lay down to sleep. She had expressed no uneasiness as to Captain Harness. The thought of his being on the other side of the island satisfied her, but m/ mind was much too misgiving to suffer me to rest. I feigned that the threat of dirty weather rendered mo uneasy about the boat, and that I me.ant: to keep an eye upon her until I had satislie'd myself as to what lay behind tho lightning had been sparkling vividly down in the southwest ever since"the darkness. "But will you sleep, ray dearest," I said; "we may be in the heart of the wide :sea to-morrow night, and sound rest will prepare you for the discomforts and hardships of the open boat." To and fro I walked like a sentinel, reasoning hard against my apprehensions, yet all the while looking to,right and left as I paced, as though at any moment I might witness Harness' form stealing toward me. Meanwhile the storm was sulkily growling its way from southeast to northward as [ had expected, A few drops fell off the edge of the cloud whose.,utmost pinion was overhead, ' The surf was noisy on the Other side,of the inland, but here it slipped up and clown the gleaming coi'al slope in a soothing, and seetwing .sound. TO PC JJAlBf AM) *. • f ^ RURAL READERS. Snccessful jPai-tneri Operate £)6p&rtro6fit of t)t6 fltoiBisstiJJio'- ftg to the tare of tlVe stofeb fend The!* Hints •the Wa* with The time is here when all species of parasites thrive and multiply with the greatest rapidity, says an exchange. The poultry man need not spend n»ueh time hunting them up. They are around the hens without any doubt, and a variety of precautionary meas- tti-fcs should be taken to keep in check these inveterate enemies to the poul* try kingdom. An exchange says: Of COtrse it is needless to talk about the profits of fowl breeding when hordes ol indefatigable vermin are energetically sucking the life bloods of the birds both day and night. The grain and feed goes to support the lice, the hens and chicks grow poor, and if not protected, eventually waste away and die. It costs enough to feed poultry without any additional burden occasioned by furnishing sustenance to hlingry legions of parasitical beings. You ask a great many poultry keepers, especially the fresher and more ver- Aant additions to the fraternity, ii .there are any lice among their fowls or in their poultry houses, and mpsl emphatic denials will usually be re ceived. They have never seen any (because they did not look where they were), and therefore suppose there are none. A little closer and more thorough inspection would frequently resul in a startling revelation. We hear p hens that do not.lay, grow poor an sick and finally die; of chickens tha persist in dying when there is n reason at all 'for such an ungratefu prdceedingj of other chickens thai while they do not die outright, ye ftd them. JuSt here a man catflft al&fig o buy four of my high grade Je«ey eifers which 1 was glad to aeli. Afte* e bought them he persuaded me that Winter dairying was juat th& thing, nd also recommended the Silo, concluded after he Was gone that t ould plant corn (it being in April hen) and also make a silo. I at once .ad my six Jersey coWs served by my ersfev bull, calculating to try winter iairying. 1 also bought in the fall our fresh milch coWs and entered up>n winter dairying, which has proved o me very profitable. 1 then began o test my cows by weighing each ,ow's milk, setting the same separate- y and weighing* butter. It proved a wonderful revelation to me. Some [isappointed me one way and some ,he other. In the fall of 1892 i purchased more cows, also a De Laval cream separator and a Babcock milk ,ester, and shortly after that time I got a market for my butter at 23c per b. by the year. I began at once to study the cow, what to feed, and how *> care for her. 1 found that it was through kind treatment, proper feed and bedding, and, most necessary, a warm stable that she was enabled to do her best. I haVe been able to bring up those cows, all of which are young, and some only nineteen months old when milking, to average 853 per head for butter which was marketed only, not counting my skimmed milk, or milk and butter for family use. I am delighted with dairying both ail winter and summer and know that it pays. I also can increase my average per cow considerable. I am now getting 25 cents per pound for my butter. I always milk my cows eleven months each year. My herd now consists of twentyone cows and thirteen heifers. I raise all my heifer calves. I am also delighted with my cream separator, and I do not see how any man can afford to do without a separator who has ten or fifteen cows. I also fail to see how any man can make a success of farming without keeping a good stock of good cows, and then feeding fHll dissolve. UUf.tStff fc»a ifosfe aftw «f dlfr «9 t&t pickle into & psstfflfif vessel it tlU depth of fifteen inches. Care* folly pttt in as Inany tgtfft US *M pickle Will cove*. Then fottr 1« ft. little pickle tha*, ia slightly ttilfefi made eo by stirring into It a little ol what has settled to the bottom, tidft* tintie in this way ad 6?ery ffSfifc Ibt oi eggs is added. Use only fresh «g£S« and be careful not to put In gnougfc lime to settle in & thick sediniefit &fc the bottom. Keefs the vessel in- § cool place, the eggs always coveted a few inches with the pickle.—Si Louis UepubliC. Origin of One bait?* The advantages of Soiling, o* feeft* ing animals largely or wholly on grsen forage crops in the barn instead of pasturing them, says a government bulletin, are that less land is required to maintain a given number of animals, the food supply can be better regulated, the animals do not waste their energy in searching for food,attd the manure can all be saved and ap* plied to the soil. The arguments for partial soiling are that the amount tit feed furnished by pastures is very ir» . regular, being usually abundant and of good quality early in the season, but falling off later from drouths or early frosts. In case of milch cows unless some supplementary food 1& given at such times the milk flow diminishes and the cows fall off in flesh. Concerning the. relative amounts*, of food furnished by pasturing and by soiling, the Pennsylvania experiment station found in experiments in two years that "in round numbers we can produce from three to five times as much digestible food per acre by. means of the soiling crops (rye and corn or clover and corn) as is produced by pasturage, such as is represented by our small plat." The plat in question was believed to fairly" represent the average pasture. From feeding trials with the above soiling crops and pasture grass the average yield of milk simmering wbp,- ^«;.- wli% laua will h^rt sevtte! • ^teikii'^o^liffti <wi 1 T* r ™nit t t.1. « « •!•,,«. A-PR. **\**v»*»>, She Uaoel the Wrong fowder. A young lady living on North Meridian i street had. au experience tbe.' r p,ther evening. She went ui>' stall's, 'aiKl had just turned out tho light when she heard, a caller a&k for her, She made a dive for her powder puff in the dark and dusted her face with powder. She went down to the parlor and found a distinguished, stranger, on whom she was anxious to make an impression. He appeared rather nonplussed; at h'er Ipoks, but being a man of the world, which, moans a man wise enough npt to t«U a woman lw faults, he said She, eat and chatted, grace. had a 4eURhtfwl. evening. ,hg h»d gone sb>y-nshod in'oi 1 , a? -eyepy g.U-1, does beau, leayos,, She gave m and went. Q$ into i^ hev haste and. the ppol b 6 ^ powaey pujl pulverised ohapooal, ,th§ mte* up> v «f an, nothing 1 - 'fujiy, ana live a miserable, stunted existence and never show vigor or thrift, nor develop into profitable fowls. To what cause are all these untoward condi- to be ascribed? Lice! Bed Parasites of various orders! down these and the greatest of poultry culture is fought, a clean, fresh dust bath where chick and mature fowl -on the place can dust itself without, molestation, This means ' many babhs placed around in various spots on a large poultry farm. Good, strong tions mitee! Keep' battle Have every to« p'ng fpi' bacco,powder w as good as anything to put in the feathers of the birds. The -insect powder, so called, unless fresh, does not amount to anything, Carbolic acid is a great insect de* strpyer. Make an ointment of lard six parts, sulphur two, caibolie acid one part, and apply ft little to the tpp of head, beneafh the wings find around the vent of the old birds- As sopn as hatched, drop a tiny pieee of sweet oil npon the bead of'eaeh ehiqk. To kill the red wites tb&t lurk in cracks -and seams near the perches, and, feed upon the bens &t pe^ipt in the use of kerosene gh ft little e a rt»Qli° a <?id has - ^^ a box she h of funny. ( -to, and ve,yy QntariP fawn institute, vey sail}: A§ ft farm 6 ? an .... „,., « tried dairying ea 6c&l@:.aM >aisiBg grain fas? ii~,t± f j_\ J.I_A A J them well. If it pays to keep them at all-(and'it does), it pays to keep theoi well; I find it so.— Farmers' Keview. Keeping Eggs. While there is yet no known process that will keep eggs for any length of time as good as they are when fresh, they can be kept so as to be marketable." We give a few of the many meth' ods, with this advice: Make a trial on a small scale at first, and then if your ruccess warrants you can. increase next year, To stai-t with, only strictly fresh eggs caii be preserved, and in packing they must »ot touch one another, as one bad egg coming in contact with another will soon spoil the whole lot. The eggs of hens that have been kept separate from roosters will keep better than those that have been for* tilized, Another item is to store the eggs £n a place where the temperature is as events possible, A cellar* »f not too damp, or a eoW storage house mil be a goed piaee. The temperature sbpuldbekept as newly fiQ degrees as possible, an^ the wore even the tewpepatore,,. the J>e tter they, will Ueep. '©gp frejh'ausL snot ferglteed^kept J R & QQ-QJ, d 9 rk plae^ and tw»e4 h»lt .QVSP §y§ry other d&y a ioontfe pysis w.seks m gos»4 per acre was calculated as follows: YIELD OP MILK 1'EB i ACRE OP LAND, 1888. Founds. Soiling 3,416 Pasturage 928 1889. Founds* 5.071 ' 1,504 4,167 Difference 8,488 It will be understood that the above is partly an estimate, but it points very strongly in favor of soiling. Trials at the station in Wisconsin showed that "by soiling in summer a certain area of land will yiel'd double the ampunt of milk and butter that it will when pastured." ^ . ,'.The Connecticut Storrs experiment station maintained four 'cows. frpra ( , June l to Nov. I on a little 5 less 3 ^ acres pf soiling crops, ,ith the dition of a ye'ry ijght, graip feed, ' '• i v At the Ontario agricultural and experiment farm ftlppnt fourths of an acre of goiling . (greep clover, green pe&s, tares, and cprn fodder) wfti the ftdditiow gt 851 pp b,raB, fpr tWQ SOWS , d&ys, •'We'mjgty ex , f & ,, #5 ->l "*'< , vty "& ' -'»'•'% -i : i'ie^s suit to . , that the whole §ur!§,@eel ' to 'U skiing growW*<9P%^^

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