The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on November 14, 1894 · Page 7
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 14, 1894
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] i •-,,-««,« • v *tt-W^a^*MM±_tf*±.. WfcfflteDAt *TOV. i*, life o.< I'm- your *eu If you'll fe-t fir a Whib By t'i • ivoo'c, And vlfrleu *wen In <iuiv!m mi i'. tvsmiu As yo i look, . , Whom the- v r>> Rv tli"<t:-'im jioai) • i.t th* air And thu broo c marauirj lo.t VVh lo yoa iti'j.lirt The clamors nr lift» Hcho f iti'tncr aw.iy Till the? ceis3 Vhebnrdefi of life Is oil for to-cl iy— Sweet release. The sliaclc is g i cool .itl thk sa.-ro 1 rotrcit By the brook, All haturo'.s n schoal And WR read nnd repeat .From Ibve's book. — Gcbr,'oT:! Uo\ven. A Passive Crime, MY »?HE itrcfrEss." CIIAPTKK Vl-^CoKTw. RD. "You are generous, indeed: 4 ' sho . below her bicath. "I cannot thank you as- " ,' "I want no Ih.nks! 1 ' ho says, shortly. "This is our hist meeting —unless." with meaning in his tone") "you want me, you shall njver be duraed by tho sight of me again. Jhis country has grown hateful to ine, and your fair face has been «iy ruin—not that that counts nowadays; a life more or less is of but littlo moment. Nay," with an effort, "I do not blame you. It is not your fault. And now good-bv. You must not stay longer. At least, before parting-, you wi'l give me your hand in token of good fellowship?" "Good-by," the says. "Nay, it is not only that; it is an eternal farewell; 4 ' corrects ho. She gives him her hand, and, taking it, he'holds it closely for a moment only, go almost 1m-i mediately. Then drawing her hood once more over her head, she moves to the door. But at tho last instant. : -oven as hor hand is on the lock, ho follows her, and. falling at her feet, -oatchea and presses a fold of her <lress passionately to his lips. It is all over then: and rising, ho turns and covers his.face with his hands. A moment later ho finds himself alone. keep yourself quiet, for I profniie tfiat you shall not be disturbed. Esther, throw one of those soft Kastern shawls over Mi*§ jSertlia, fend fan her for a little while." Esther arranges the shawl carefully as Mrs. Neville leaves tjieroom, and pouring some eau-de colojroo upon a handkerchief, applies it to her young mistress' temples. She .9 a swarthy woman, with a visage full of suppressed power, and with a suspicion of rovongofulness in its cast; but her whole expression softens and grows unspeakably tender as she bends above tho girl and ministers to her. When, many years ago, she had brought tho baby to Mrs. Neville's house, by hor desire, she had so played hor cards that she too had been taicon in by the soft-hearted, romantic woman, and kept on as nurse to the destitute child, ah:l had never since quitted her. 'That undertaking, last night but one, was too much for you,"" says Esther, in a low tone. "You have tiot been yourself, since. I greatly alamo myself, and am very sorry that 1 ever had hand, act, or part in ii." •'Do not, 11 says tho girl wearily; .-*--;•• .CITAlTiitC.VII. JS T ot even to Mrs. Neville does Maud tell of tho terrible anxiety that weighs down her spirits, and reduces her to a state that borders on distraction. Sha makes no mention 1 y bf the quarrel that has occurred between Dick and Captain fcjaumaroz, •or of her midnight vi^it to the house •of the latter. But she is restless and Miserable, and Mrs. Neville, watching- her knows that something is amiss? As all next day goes by and Wednesday dawns, and btill no tiding •reach her of Dick's welfare, tho suspense and terror she is enduring- provb almost more than she can beait > That sho loves Pouruddock sho no longer seeks to deny even to herself, * though in her firm determination to jnever m-irry him she is altogether unchanged, has not wavered in the least. ., Mrs. Neville, as she knew, entertained a sincere affection for Ponrud- dock, and to apprise her of his danger, would be to raise feeling* of #rief and direst apprehensions of evil in her kindly heart, and sho would herself need comlort rather than be able io afford it ,So, by a , supreme e Tors, Muiid con juorod all ' aejfish aesiros for s,ym juthy. and Awaited alone for tidings that might '"bring her joy or sorrow. -,'• ''Has Sau-narcz really and truly ."kept the promise so strangely given?" '"- This is tho thought tnut torments .,, sleeping und waking, eaushjo- ''her to grow pale, und place hsr YUand upon her heart, it the door jliould chance to ojjen suddon'y, or ",ony servant make a hum-lot! entrance /JVfav be not bring wi j ,h him a tel> grain or inessago that shall reduce to an unhappy certainty' all the .sya^ue feai^ that now distress hoi 1 ? -:-§b,e w leaning back in a low chair •Jn^he smaller, moruing-i-pom, mil j £ .' • ing 1 a poor prqtomo at , reading, :^|ls$i Mimfsitss writing lott-n-s n,t°a •davenport notti 1 , humming- guylv as pen«rnn3 lightly over- {.ho papoi 1 •*'?, soft wejpdy .heard last opera bouft'o .-,,jtffW yftoai&t&* WnVlSi ,$»mt »<ta 'but . „. and opines quietly into is in tlto cJl'ftw- li'«j- though I fear that hazardous step has availed me nothing. I doubt if ho has shown mercy to Diet Penruddock." "Was it to crave mercy for him that you sought Saumarez's rooms that night?" asks the woman, quickly, a_frown contracting her brow. "i"es; I asked and obtained his promise that ho would spare Dick. But this long silence terrifies mo; what if he should break his word?" "Had I known that—" says tho woman, between hor teeth, and said it in such a strange tone that Maud glanced anxiously at her. "What do you mean, Esther? How strangely you speak!" she says, a littlo stormy. "Would you rather that Mr. Penruddock met his death? You are cruel, very wicked. What harm has ho done you?" "I would spare none of the breed," says the woman slowly, her eyes fixed on vacancy. "You speak as though you knew them. Were you over connected with thom in any way?" asks Maud curiously, sitting up and bending eagerly forward closely to watch her nurse's troubled countenance. "Connected—no," says Esther, in a tone of cunningly-acted surprise, awaking as though to a sense of dan- pr-'-how should IF My head is lull of fancies to-day—you must not mind me. And Mr. Penruddock—I hope he ,will come home safe, my dearie, for ho is a bravo young gentleman and a handsome one; but not so handsome as my Lord Stretton; no, nor in any, way whatever so worthy of you." "When did Mr. Penruddock come nurse?" asks Maud, after a p^u 3 e. "Almost as I came in. No doubt he id hero to speak about his son." Sue chooses her words carefully, and marks weir the efl'eot produced bv them. J "Hohas mav be, of his constant visits here, and deems you unworthy of an alliance with 'his house. But ho need not fear, need ho. J . You have re jo 3 tod Mr. Dick- yon assured me of that the other night?" "Yes, it is true. His fears aro groundless. 1 do not desire to marry his son!" eays Maud proudly "'o best," says Estho •. "His blood is bad; at least"—hastily—"so I havo heard." After u littlo while she says, in a rather depressed voice and with averted looks, "What is he like Esther."' "Who—Penruddook? Stern and forbidding, cold and haughty, as of old," returns the woman, absently "not bowed and broken with the weight of time and maraory, as. if he haa u conscience, he bliould be," '•Why, how you any that!"" say a laud, raising herself on her elbow. *or the second time yon make me think you know him," "Kay, child. ho\y should I?" says nurse, impatiently, yet in a, half- MghtemU mannor, "It is from all J have heard I judge, and that was not good, Tho old, too, should not be high and mighty: th«y<should re- motnber tho grave, and how it yawns for them—the)" should repent them of tho many sins that they in the past haye committed." v>, "Howghostly," says the girl, ft slight bhivop. >'Do not talk and | that; it almost unnoryes m^ hear you, one might 1 imagine Mi', Penrnddopk: wfts • nothing than a, mnpdei'erlM The wpman. oovej fag from the drawing-room. L«Ff to herself, Maud for some time lies quietly upon the couch, thinking sadly of all that h«s happened during the last two days, and of all that yet may happen. The blinds are pulled down, and the dusk of evening has descended and is creeping everywhere, making odd shadows in iiM- corners, and rendering oven near objects indistinct. The day has been dark and cloudy, and tho rain has fallen, now steadily, anon in fitful gusts. The oveiiin r is as gloomy as the day, und at this moment tho raindrops are pattering drearily against the window-panes with ti sad, monotonous sound that- chills the heart. Tho usually pleasant room looks dull and cheerless now in the uncertain light-dull as her thoughts, and cheerless as are nor hopes! The moments fly; the ormolu clock upon the mantel-piece chimes the half-hour. And 'then there is u noise of footstep-! outside, a word or two quickly spoken, and tbo door is thrown opo.i lo admit Mrs. Neville and a tall gaunt man, who follows her closely and quickly into the room. Maud, springing to hoc foot, gazes breathlessly at Georgo Penruddock, though she can barely judgo of his appearance in the growing twilight. She herself, standing back in "the extreme shadow, is in such a position that ho can scarcely, perhaps hot at all. discern her features. "What have I. heard, Maud?" says Mrs. "Neville, in great distress. "'is it true that Dick has been led into a quarrel—has, in fact, i-'sked his life' in a duel for your sake? Tell Mr. Penruddock yourself that this story is a vile fabrication—a shameless, wicked untruth!" -I cannot." begins Maud, huskily. t)AlUYAiNu POULTRY, INTERESTING CHAPTERS POft OUR RURAL READERS. SfcfcceftS/til rttfmer* Qpntxit Ttili nt of the Home-Head—ttlat* ** to the Cato of Live Stock tad You hear, her says the tall, gaunt old accents'that vibrato with anger.. "She acknowledges everything. Sho alone is to blame! This adventuress, this young viper, madam, whom you have taken to your bosom, has willfully led my unhappy son into a quarrel that has in all probability brought him to tho grave!" "Silence, Mr. Penruddock!" says Mrs. Neville, with an air of offended dignity foreign to her. "This girl that you so ignorantly accuse is in reality as good and true a child as ever breathed, and I shall listen to nothing against her. She herself'shall tell us all the truth; .but 1 forbid you to annoy or frighten her with your coarse speeches." "Yes; let her speak quickly—let mo hear," says Penruddock, brutally, and scowling at Maud. In a broken undertone Maud tells them of all that took place between Dick and Captain Saumai-ez tho night of Mrs. Neville's dance, suppressing only her visit to the latter's house and the promise there' extraated. When sho has finished her recital she bursts into tears, and sobs distressingly. Mrs. Neville going up to hor, takes her in her arms and presses her head down upon her kindly .bosom. For a few minutes no sound can be heard in the room save the girl's bitter weeping, as she fondly and gratefully clings to her faithful Mimi. Ay, weep!" says Penruddock, cruelly. "You may well waste an idle tear upon the man you have killed—upon the hearth you have left desolate! It was a cursed hour when first he met you! 1 have heard of you and have been told of your studied coquetries, though I have never seen you, nor do I desire to look upon your fatal face! I thank the friendly darkness now that prevents my seeing one who has blighted my remaining years. I know all, [ have heard of the unfortunate infatuation entertained for you by my unhappy son, and I now live to see sad results. Kest satisfied. Your vanity must surely bo satisfied when you know,that he died for your sake." [TO BE ft I^ittlo Intpllifjenre bid. The following story, illustrating-his practical, common sense methods, has been told by ex-Gov. Hoard at dairymen's meetings: About twelve years ago there came into my office a German farmer; we will eall him CarL He said, "I got me 00 acres ground, and I got me frau and I got me six clnldrens—sometimes me think too touch childrens—and I got me mortgage, afcd I work so hard as 1 can ail the time, und I don't have nodings; and I hear you speak about the dairy business, und I dink I talk with you. see if you can gif me somedings." Now, the simple plea of the man touched me to the heart. It was the cry of a man who was seeking, H possible, to see through the darkness that surroundad him, for the sake of the wife and children and the hope that he might some day have a home and get a better reward for the labor of his hands. I said, "Car], I am glad you have, come in to talk with me; we will look it over." He says, "What can I do? I got me no money; I can not buy churns and all dem dings; I can not buy a lot of cows. 1 have nine cows, and the frau, she makes butter, and I sell the butter in the store, and I got codfish and dings and dot iah nodings." "Well," I says, "Carl, look here; tho difficulty lies with you; you have not learned how to make fine butter. You are making it from Carl's standpoint, not from the standpoint of the man who wants to buy. You must make your butter rightly. How to make it—you have no money? Let me see; you are keeping the butter in the house?" "Yes." "The milk is in the house?" "Yes." "Very well, that is no place for it. You smoke and the wife, she cooks cabbage and turnips and everything, and all that gets into the butter?" And Carl said "Yes." "Well, we must devise some practical, simple way. You have money enough to buy $5 worth of lumber, haven't you? '-Yes, sir." "You have a good well and a windmill? We 'will build a little houEe over the well," and you can get a couple of kerosene barrels can't you?" "Yes." "They will cost time in all my days than the titfre when I went down to that little German, Carl, and said, "There is the prfce of your butter, and there is your money, 26 cents per pound." He took it in hie hands, and catching his wife Around the waist, went waltzing around and around, saying, "Lueetti, dot ish no humbug} Lueetti, dot ish no humbug." Carl saw his first glimmer of light A little intelligence gave it to him. He had been struggling and Working apparently against fate and could not see his wav out, and 1 tried to give him practical assistance. To-day that man is worth twenty-five or thirty thousand dollars, fend hte does not say he has got too many children now, for they have grown up and are helping him, and every little while he sends me in a little package of butter, "To my friend who showed me how;" and there has been hundreds of such instances. Judging To men that at this time of year are called upon to act as judges of cows at local shows we desire to say a few words regarding some of tho points that should be taken into consideration when making awards. It is understood, of course, that at state fairs expert judges are engaged, and such men would not appreciate pointers, although it may be whispered that they sometimes show themselves sadly in need of them. In passing upon the merits of a large collection of dairy cows in class for " " palpably dishone'st Srtifl&i& not presume hefe ta lilllttf! ptospeetive judge what are the ( aeteristic pdints ol a £ood dalr^ i for we do not believe he will fee foolish as to accept the office of jtto^o nnleaa he can properly fulfill its dulls*! and our best advice to all tnen askM to judge is "keep out o* the flag II you are not competent," lot a mum can neither be honest to himself tii8 owners or the public unless he is S&- suredly "the right man in the tight place." cows in class for "best milch cow," it is usually a very difficult matter to decide which animal is entitled to the premium, as witaout a milking test it is impossible in nine cases out of ten to. hit , upon the best cow for business, For a man to select the "best" milch cow from a bunch, merely depending upon appearances as a criterion, is unsatisfactory where the cows are of mixed breeding; it is, however, frequently possible where the cows are all of the same breed and age. Every dairy man owns cows that miik wonderfully yet do not fill the eye of the expert as of correct dairy type; again he has model- appearing cows that milk well fora shorb time, then prove unprofitable, and others of his cows, though not deep milkers, pay a big profit at the churn. Taking these things into consideration the FARMERS' REVIEW is strongly of the opinion that no good object is attained by offering premiums for best family or milch cow open to all breeds and grades unless an actual test is made at least an important feature in the tto\v to to«e Money on Poultry* t "Pay no attention to any instfttd* tions from your poultry or commission man, for you know more about shipping than he does. When you order your /p.rmer to bring his poultry in for shipment, tell him to tie them by the legs so they can bruise their breasts and legs; then they tvill dress up nice and green when decapitated* Always feed them about six pounds df feed BO their craws are larger thaft ;he fowl; be sure that the feed is some kind that will sour very quick. As soon as they can not eat'any more jhop off their heads, some close up to jody and some through the middle of .he head (be sure and not get two alike), throw them in the barnyard where there are plenty of rocks, that they may flop all over and skin themselves in good shape. Before you begin and pick them, be sure you have enough water, a little warmer than milk, or else twice as hot as it should be, so that you may either cook or freeze them at once. If your water is on the milk order just give them one dip, so that when you commence picking you can rub off their yellow skin and gloss, and they will look as if they had been covered with a mustard plaster; if the water is boiling hold them in until they are cooked, then they need nothing more but seasoning, when they will be ready to serve at the table. Always kill about five dozen before you begin to pick, so that when you jet to the last ones the feathers will be set and every one will take a piece af flesh along with it; and when your bird is dressed fas you will probably call it) it will look as if it had gone through a threshing machine. Then, instead of cutting the feat off at the knee joints (as should be, if cut at all,) do as you have done before—cut them off about two inches above the knee, and always have one leg longer than the other. Be sure and leave about fourteen inches of neck on some, and cut others in the same box close up to the body." Be careful that , *i - Tg that less Thp Ilayonx Tajioati-y, The tfayenx tapestry, called Bay. ix from the pzace where jt is preserved, is. a pictorial liistory on canvas,, more minute' in some particulars than written history, of the in, vasion and conquest of England .by the jNormans- in 1036, Tradition B *y£$* 8 W»e woi-jc of Ma *IW», wife of WilUanj the Conqueror, jmd the ladies qf her court, and that it was presented by tt)e queen to the oo^he^ dral Q? Bayeux us a, token of hen appreciation of, the services rendered *o >er husband by it§ bishop,'Qdo, at the, battle Qf'iJastiags. ,. 15,8, we.b. pf ggpyat pr \ §}4 fee.t long t . ''&re pn'ii Jiftl8" figure?', i p{ wftiqj} ftve'tJiose.Qj WQ , ,i. V'X "/Vil ' • ^ ' ' ' '•" n ""^T" l ^™"-™ r ff'w\"™'iiW il ™yT a ^|iBro . ivw THE JERSEY COW COOMASSJE, ONE OF THE ANIMALS F A» S " IN TJJE ISLAND OT JBBSB"" ^J IN PAST YEARS.—FROM FARWERS 1 ' REVIEW, $1, ?0; we will burn them out to get the oil out'of them, and they will make two good tanks, Go down to the tin* ner's asd get some shot cans? they will cost you very little, and yon will get a good churn and I will • come down .^nd we will make, the bjHte.?" And-his,'frau kept telling Wni all the time ."kook put, tlmt Yankee mm is''a humbug," a^ Carl he e&ys, 1( j not 1 ,"-god, by ajjd by w,e gpt r* competition. In the. competjtipns to pure bred pf the. ho, w to Keep ** ho* to pt.tbe . same breed the setter is an altogether Afferent one, as here more than were profit at the pan or ehurn may b e taken jnto consideration, preference oeing- given to the typjcgl <?ow ol, the breed*-th§ cow' that is ^ull ol and dairy points i*nd. well qualified tsJ perpetuate he? race--, th n the but markedly rich' J R pabuwt*. There' ' are p te to kept in ,w,}nd by the '<W9fff-o* sows *ij local t a»f we, Qf the most impp^ton$ ia 'they do not g-gt cold o^ your as they mjg>t go -thpougfc ' 'rt prejwJy copied. • *$» CSG(^,i f klll >vVfeinf,^lp| .., ,.,, 9 ^, r>~-,~, »«, Tiwv.HVi'w, jmuuiiG K ;j«> -J8,vbe,^9 thftfe none* 9t-'1ktti$&h*S$i Jwt (wMk .should havs Jw{ *0re racking ewpeo,'?, * •-%;•{ ^m iThA ati/Tva ic •f-n'w, „ _s_•' T*-' A '>Vsr. &"Trf9 wrJ my$$l ."->? -fi f 7*>Ti 't,ir < , .* T * T>Tr-' i '"«feps"» *"» * " u ^li.Mqdj ^o«g w 'a*/Fhir lw , :wwei , &?, ' -hAn.Hna "tn. ; fuinf.> t,.,rt !:..•-..« '. rifegp be.ttu.t}f,un<?a,tm'e f c fe-^fr-^Wflwfcu: -tillhe had. 9^0^,fifty O r dH a!.«ram, m & I mOi tyl , 19 ««&Wine-the mills reiipiiu'jte' *&^f\ ? i&3**J&P+ 7£wl Vt T • " ^J« W.T «W"3KWr7S 5W« KWi»«* «w*w m J*.S»"R«« ,Wi8!*T

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