Jy*. I A-'*. *# njss^ A;*'-, ' V# ?? .w 4 ^-, . lM_l^ZrJ,?'- ' *fl» 7^?^m *Mfrllg^l WANfcMIMALLV •Hfi ISLAND OF Malta basked in sp-ring sunshine. The glow of light was intensely brilliant on rock and rampart, after weeks of rain, and Already suggested the speedy approach of blighting l&j&ir v i , * reheat. 1 • ^harbor of Valletta wore.ttie faspe'ct of European animation, flilslan Corvette Ladislashad just iichbr,'having on board a young Tduke; Who, was making the tour "Svorld ,in a leisurely and princely af; '.•Mercantile steamers came jjw'etttln' amid .puffing tugs, inland'yachts, while the native 7&ft,Hhe "dhjaisos, darted about ^it'lvjfreish fruit, or transporting Milor's' and washerwomen in •ofKwork. .Occasionally a tor- jb'aV- of • 'sinister appearance Ithrough the throng of ship- Jftid' 'vanished in some adjacent forAhe'gig of a man-of-war cleft with rhythmical flash and toward the quay. t , Ui ,e latter, quitting the side w J&'jesty's ship Sparrow, recent- ted"from Sucla Bay, brought ^iSulenant Curzon to the shore. 1-yo'uV '> >an '_made his way '(^oisV'crowd, and ascended 05 -•'tlie city of Valletta. .stretched the, sparkling and docks and jnrongeu.' wiuu. shipping. Above ^rt^'churches; palaces, with ^balconies- and -a margin of aU.VKOselw'ith a background of y^^His^eye', was attracted'by x^-,"-f i .1 - j-"^T--'\ t igieiof 'build- o JpsjiwVned bef ore.sa'ints \lilplaying fila- ^men-ts!'of 'gold and silver, and rAW^StJofttlMal'tese lace, and ifof'Vsoldiersi-' nuns and priests. "*"""""• salu'ted'by the fra- , rv ^,,~s*? coffee and those u jors''of ""the southern seaport, fp¥'fish ; < frying in oil. His ear Inhedl by;the jangled peal of U'e'ilsV mingled with the hum of [VlHt.j'" JV 1T ' T IV . I 'FK,£-£ ! J * ) r f.^w , i hur^Curzon was supple and form, and alert and de" inner,', His golden hair y*6n ,a small and shapely ,>"i''._•.'_ — a Tjeaj-a framed . clearly-'Cut 'keen ;fcapable'of''a great variety oV' ^he/sun-bronzed tint aefe bejp'wf the .margin of a ^revealed by .the td return for 5 o'clock tea in event of his obtaining leave to come ashore that day. ' Lieu 1 1. CUrz«tt read the note and consulted his Witch, Which indicated the houf df '2. Hdw sheuld he while away the time until the return of his cousin? He loitered in the shops and bought a festoon a! lace in a helpless, mascu* line fashion, wherewith tb cheer the declining years bf a maiden aunt, dwelling ia a provincial town bf teng iattl) if permitted to escape the Malta postofflee, He bethought him of f bevy of little cousins in Devbnshire launching recklessly intb the pur chase" of silver filagree 'crosses for their benefit. Ilien he decided to stretch hisiimbs by means of a coun try walk. Quitting the Streets of Valletta the young man soon left behind him the encircling fortifications, with a sense of freedom itt movement after the cramping inaction of shipboard. The unattractive aspect • of the country could not rob the spirits of the sailor on shore of/ unwonted elasticity. Be fore him extended a gray and nearly treeless region, broken by villages of flat-roofed houses clustered about the church 1 with a dome. The intervening spaces were -chiefly subdivided by stone walls, as a shelter- from the wind for the crops fostered in ' the soil brought from Sicily. The pedestrian paused at length, weary of the dusty highway. He glanced wistf ully in the direction of the arid ledges of the shore, and the sea beyond, which glittered in the sunshine, with changing tints wrought by passing clouds, and broke in white foam among the rocks. lie chose a short cut to gain the shore. If the measure led to trespass- ing'upon his neighbor's ground, he trusted to personal adroitness to extricate himself from all embarrassments. He skirted a deserted chapel on a ridge, and was descending the slope beyond, when an object attracted his keen eye, and brought him to a halt in his rapid walk. A human hand and arm, clenched and rigid, as if in death, projected from the entrance of a half- ruined structure in his path. Had the arm not been thus extended, Lieut. Curzon would have passed on without noticing, especially the building. Strange whim of destiny! He approached and peeped into the place.'' > Shadows obscured the interior, but he recognized a temple, probably of the early Phoenician settlers of the island, built of rough blocks of stone. Traces of a primitive altar were discernible, still adorned with the rude idols of the twelve Children of the Sun, the Kabiri, once worshiped here. The spot was silent, humid, chill, save when a stray sunbeam filtered through the pervading darkness to gild the semblance of nearly effaced carvings, mere rudimentary hints of decoration, on wall and roof, or danced with a flickering motion above the pavement, weaving a pattern of mosaic- with motes and shade. An old man lay on his face, motion- Jess, and with a fragrant of marble table overturned beside him on the ground.' The officer's first suspicion was of murder, Anticipating some accident, he' lifted the victim of foul play, as he supposed, and "speedily ascertained that no trace of violence was perceptible, either on the -pinched and shriveled features, white hair, or small body, .He was further -veassured when.the old/man >gftye ut* • ----- to a feeble groahi and- opened •""""•""'"'-Vt to'cpl- by an in 11 , i .. i .. . w>, i. , , I-' "The plape wdulft'riot be-pafe/' he muttered in English. "Jfp! ,Np,! Far f|oin sate, this, ruin," v-j ta „ - f btt Mve fifc 4 fetetittf At, 4 **** 1 fancy," $t& tM bffiee*, flatt* teg Bfouftd tft$ tpeti te the frofre t>f descrying sotes pr&tm to whom he might cdtsigtt tfee* httmaft bfiffchett thus unexpected!! «ast upon his care, fro aid appeaftd. The old Man placed his hand on the sleeve of his Cdttt^anion, as if to aid his vacillating 1 movements. Lieut. Cufzon was insured by a sentiment of reptiisidtt,. mingled with thd compassion of the Strofig for the weak. The hand) thin and nervous, resembled a claws and the fingers, infirm yet groping, clutched at the muscular arm of the sailor with a disagreeable tenacity of hold. This member Was the same Which had attracted his notice, stretched forth from the entrance of the temple. "Bid I Speak? bid 1 say any thing- odd?" demanded the old man, eagerly, "Nothing of importance," was the brief rejoinder, "People will seek here for traces of the Greeks and the earlier Phoenicians, b\Hthere only remains tabbish', you 1 understand, absolute riibbisht" He broke off with a short laugh. "Ah!" assented the other, drily. The old man emerged from the temple, still clinging for support to the opportune aid-vouchsafed him by chance. Lieut. Curzon, a trifle bored, submitted to the task of assisting him. What did it matter, after all? He had to deal with a feeble and aged creature, who was possibly a little cracked as regarded brains, and who had exceeded his strength pottering about a ruin intent on archaeological research. Surely the old man's family must have looked him up in titae, even if he had not taken the direction of the temple, and discovered the other fallen in a swoon. Tho pair traversed a considerable distance, walking "slowly and with some difficulty. The old man paused to rest occasionally, and wiped the moisture from his temples with his pocket handkerchief. He repeated, with a garrulous insistence, his first assertion that the .temple contained no relics and was wholly unworthy of a visit on the part of a stranger. The conviction was gradually forced on the frank and unsuspicious mind of the sailor, that he inspired uneasiness *tid Stftftlftg ft Unlit. as to how to Commence dairy- Ing. If yoU are a ndW beginner With small means commence cheap and with economy. If you have some cows, begin by taking better care of them says Journal of Agriculture. Provide a comfortable place f of them so you can feed them plenty and they cannot waste it. Also with reference to having it warm, and ventilated When needed, and cleanly, the better you do for her the more she is liable to do for you. But some cows are so constituted they get fat instead of giving good milk, Suclj should b^ taken to the batcher and others raised or bought to put in their places. Then pfo^ido a bull of the sort you fancy. If you like Holstein best get one of that sort. The male calves from them may be of some value to raise for beef. But most dairymen prefer the Jersey. She undoubtedly will make the most butter out of her feed, and for that reason tl. CYBeHnettSi tlifefttirtl litfefftttM tb thtffc Journal &S follows: -Wfteft at* Sending" the breeders* meeting at Ames last mofcth the writer visited the college creamery. It is a sleepy institution and starts up four hcrars late*'in the morning than creameries db itt this locality, but by hanging arotind long enough we saw it opened, up f dr business, and the driver of the second milk wagon reported that he "had to leave five cans of milk because the milk was sour,*' There was no need of that loss. Had the milk been pfoperly eared for it Would not have been soil*. Nbtte soured in this locality, and yet far fibm the best conditions ate general he?e. But in winter dans bf milk are sometimes returned hefe because the milk is frozen. It is not impossible to make good butter from frozen milk, but the creamery man can not afford to bother with it, for it demands especial treatment, and this he has neither tune nor conveniences for giving. There is no need-bf frozen milk. Sour milk and frozen milk are inexcusable} they are testimony against the dairyman which - And ,tltt . " „ £ .. J.L^-.*^ «£ Jt^&J£i&:i£ T,.»fe*. WMSP 1 h? ca ,tl apt swear away^ And ,tln I'£m6dy is simple. Water "as It comes from the deep well will ( keep milk as long as necessary without freezing, and as long as necessary without souring. The temperature of the water must change much before either of these things can happen. Protect the water tank, or rather make ICC* A M.jf ^i/w ^v*> :*' v statit and ste-ad? (18U) we fai 698 fbf eggs supplies fftMu countries Russia, Turkey, *» and also feott Canada, consumed in ctoat Britain, and, iti ft* dition, thalft*^ W«4 to Ireland to* the Mate diice. The ferine? etiffl neatly 8K t>er «e*t bl the Witlfl imports Deceived froM abroad and Mia following statistics, will give the par isotts with other pr oducfes Butter ...... ,.,,,... .j ..«•»« « » • ' Animals, living (for food) ,.«»»< Cheese, <,«,•«•.*•>;><>»< «,>..«««»» ' Raw fruit ............. ''»'"•" • from these figures it Willie liow fenpctft&at is thejr$ieatlpn ~ 6* ;/„: jtf6-ving~ihe Home and eggs. Table poultry of all kinds enter into the daily f odd of ma'ny peb- pie; but there is abimdant room fbtf improvement in respect to breeds, methods of fattening, and dressing, so little understood in many parts of tha country; while the demand for the A YOUNG GIRL STOOD BESIDE A FOUNTAIN. and fear in his companion, instead of any sort of confidence. Why? He could not determine. He checked a final allusion to the temple by a curt denial of personal interest in the relics of Malta. This decisive assertion was possibly misunderstood by the weakened faculties of age, as suspicion seemed to increase rather than be allayed. They gained a high wall, such as elsewhere protected the fruit trees from the sirocco, and a house, which resembled a tower, was visible within the in closure. , < As they approached, a voice, youthful and fresh, proclaimed in Italian— "What would I like best as a fairy gift, Dr. Giovanni Battista Busatti? Very well then, I should like to be rich, very rich, incredibly rich! I might have a new dress in that case, and go to ft ball, After my visit to the Monte di Pieta, you will understand that, my friend." ,' > , Jinan's voice replied, 'slowly and distinctly, with a slight vibration of emotion perceptible in the. tone— "You are already rich, in beauty and **#*» ^f*y*?TI T--?i'R r Trtrt* • 4 ?PQ yqu live neap by? , J| y uuWtoW, tpge%V, a little elp, y>» ; h9fl4vid. Lieut, can will was deliQiously pure and sU- ackno\yleagment . expression of amusement downed, of Bhe will continue to be liked. But male calves of that sort don't pay to raise. You can make more of your skim milk, etc., to feed it to pigs. In procuring your male, get full blood (not half Jersey, half Holstein) and find out as much as possible if his .dam and grand dam were great milk and butter producers. Eaise all the heifer calves with care to keep them thriving but not fat. Tinman who has plenty to buy what he wants and goes into it right, will undoubtedly do well to get full blood and registered cows. He can make by raising their offspring as well as from the milk, The demand for good milk stock is on the increase, and will be for a long time. Men, to go into that largely, must educate themselves, so as to be cautious not to pay a high price for something that has no real producing value, Long, and even good pedigrees can lead to serious disappointment without that. Teach yourself and your helpers tp'be gentle with the cows, Under no circum- stanc.es should'there be any running or kicking or beating allowed. A good milk stool is a box twelve or* fourteen inches high, eight or ten inches wide and ft piece of board nailed across the; opening on the lower end,'in • which to keep a cparse $ry rag in case it may be Take your box stpol h* right and sit conveniently nea ? to the brush pff all dust that may he " theb^g' Use ypu?,<~ a little house by the well, put a tank in it and run all the stock water through this tank. It cools the water in the summer and it warms the water in the winter, because the fresh water from the well has a uniform tempera- •ture. It is one of the best rules to work both ways that the Lord gives us, and he delights to give good things to those with enough discernment to take them. No fire is needed to warm 'this house in winter; no ice is needed to cool it in summer, Deep down in the bosom of the earth is a place of uniform temperature, unaffected by the hot blasts of summer and the blizzards of winter. If we, could set, our milk cans down there we would haye a place always the same, but we can't conveniently do that. If we can, and we can, bring up "this Uniform temperature" in its t medium, water, wq don't need to go down there with our milk. t Ifawind.mil! will bring this, up for us we don't even ha,ye ,^p take that trouble; we have pnly to>fixfor •it and the wind, whether of summer o^ winter, does'the rest.' This house, need not be Jarge, If private dairy, ing is follpwed -it' m "St ( "be Jarge enough, for the necessary' utensil&-~a phurn 'and- a• separator, if ,the latter is' used,,- U Wlk-is spld, just room enough f 9? convenient han v dUng PS we & sufficient, ,If built of wood, best qualities of poultry is g^v—^,,, ^.j., than the supply'and constantly increas^ 1 ', ^ incr. , .' t j v rf. J ,.'*\: '»€'/, '/A'O ing. , r . ; «„..., [One pound (£) represents i $5.00 of United'States'currency^ OUR EGG PRODUCT.—The census' f : took hold of the' iv$8a« tooK noia 01 me JJUWAW.-JT frtr.TJr t«('i'as;* J F' 1890 and produced some^eparkable^ 1 ^ figures. There were 258,472,155 "chj.cpi^l') ens" and 36,816,545 ^othpr ( /,/poultrs:.l'si against 102,865,653 "chickeafs",*: Missouri leads-,with SS^SS, 0 - 1 'with Illinois, next with-';! ,Then came Iowa, Kansas, 0' ana, Kentucky,' Tennessee a in the order named.-' -Tel: ( Missouri • was first,' with Oh It is estimated that'in 1890>Ac,f?M,, dozen of eggs werejpro^uced;/im^ country.,' In», this< respect, -^'-^ with Iowa, Illinois,$F-'-~~ 'vania and New'^pric J 1 ,i j , TA _:n order named.' to .duction _,, ,T,~^ .. r ~. -£•«-,» given' up.'tb th$ prpdu. .rather^han —"-" -""- "with the dairying..
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