The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on January 23, 1895 · Page 3
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, fU" JAN. 2$, •$t, CHAPtfctt lit.— (Continued.* f. He laughed as he accepted his cup of tea* "Perhaps Harry would not be too harden me if I overs taid mv leave, forgetting the lapse of time in such charming society as an unlucky sailor is always Sure to find in your house, Maud." Mrs. Griffith sowed a tiny seed, destined to bear later fruit, in her reply, as she selected a sandwich for her young kinsman with her own fair hands. "I fancy Harry would not be too hard on you if you disobeyed orders altogether." The Harry in question, otherwise Captain the Hon. Henry Montagu Fitzwilliam, C. B., in command of H. M. S. Sparrow, was a veteran officer of dignified, not to say severe, mien; an inflexible disciplinarian, who made the lives of midshipmen and subofficials a burthen by reason of a vigilance deemed little short of galling tyranny and oppression. Lieut. Curzon found transition of mood and surroundings alike soothing and agreeable. The idyl of youth and beauty in rags was dispelled by the presence of Mrs. Griffith and Miss Ethel Symthe, who bestowed Upon the deeply appreciative sailor all those graceful and delicate attentions wherewith wily sirens on land win the hearts of the followers of the sea. He was hot, a little tired and vexed, with all a young man's sense of amour propre, that he, had clumsily broken a cup on entering the room. The eye of that son of Mars, Captain Blake, was still upon him, with an undefinable mockery, as of one who had scored a point in the social game to the discomfiture of a rival branch of the service. Mrs. Griffith had never been more sympathetic in cordiality of welcome. Miss Ethel Symthe, with her calm, fair face, and erect figure, was pleasant to contemplate., The softly^modulated en£ ipju^ii^^m'entjof'thfelr',words and smile's ier'vaded his senses like a subtle perfume, even as the silken folds of their yellow tea-gowns, all creamy lace and knots of ribbon, brushed his arm! He hah regained his/own sphere once more after that country ramble, which should have been^too trivial to leave even a surface impression on'his mind. It is in such moments of extreme reaction from the unforeseen that men of impulsive temperament cast anchor in, the home haven and become sedate* husbands, Mrs. Griffith, as the wife of a military man of high rank, was the power behind the throne in the places where the general was stationed. The tact and amiability of her- personal influence were perceptible at Gibraltar, Cyprus, and in India alike. She was the Donna Pia of the minia- fv ^v- l ?*-7 T couv * of Urbino, organizing Jiij, i ''/'Jhe t jEestivities, adjusting all petty f;'1|r; '^'jllfferenoes, giving zest and piquancy •yff'i . ^t'o gaiety. Her acquaintances ranged '' ' •' "'' " than half of the civilized a new station, the lady adapted hey tea room to of a large circle, as his tent Hence, Of, the, Knights Templar chamber opening op, of bftmbop H> O i^ fi' «,n . Arthur Cttrzoti, soothed by these feminine flatteries, asked himself what scheme his cousin might be maturing in her brainj on his Own be- 1 half, with a sentiment of awakening curiosity, as his glance followed the movements of the stout and handsome matron With the smooth black hair, clear complexion, and tranquil gray eyes. Mrs. Griffith was an inveterate matchmaker. No doubt she had a bride ready for him. Who, then? Miss Ethel Symthe, of course. Did he. not know feminine tactics? The young man was expansive in responsive greetings to the Ancient Mariner, otherwise Capt. John Filling' ham, on the retired list, whose reminiscences extended over forty years,6( active service, chiefly in Wooden ships$ wars; the suppression of the African slave trade; or Cruising off the Mos* quito coast. He had shared the fresh impressions of life of midshipmen with Arthur Curzon's father, the admiral of many engagements. A kindly old gentleman, warming rheumatic limbs in the winter sunshine of the Mediterranean shore, and with a countenance like the battered figure-head of a ship, the Ancient Mariner scanned the new-comer through his gold-rimmed spectacles, and remarked to Miss Symthe, sotto voce: "A fine lad, and he will prove an exceedingly clever man, if I, am not much mistaken. A chip of the old block, as well. They are called the mad Cur- zons, you know. His father, Admiral Jack, fell in love with such a pretty girl, but without a penny. She was a nursery governess, or something- of that sort He saw her crossing a thoroughfare near his club on a foggy' morning. She had neatly turned ankles. Dear me!, it seems but yesterday! I was best man at the wedding. We were middies together." "Fancy!" murmured Miss Symthe, and a slight glow of animation warmed her cheek. "These young fellows are pampered nowadays," continued Capt Fillingham. "In my time, we had to put up with salt horse and weevily biscuit, without too much complaint. The uncle, Archibald, if I am. not in error " ./ "John, dear, have another slice of bread 'and butter," interposed Mrs. Fillinpham, a brisk matron, still proud of her dumpling form as revealed to advantage in a Paris robe. "AW fro-i* linave itt" he |fufsu6d,ignet- ing f"eininine interruption. "Jacot* Dealtry was the same of the merchant, or trader, at Jamaica, who disappeared so mysteriously after learning of the marriage of his only son in Spain. 1 was in the West Indian waters at the time, in command of the Vulture. We gave a ball to the ladies in the harbor of Kingston oft the very night. Next day the whole affair was town talk. It was most extraordinary, you know. The trader was supposed to be well off, and he had disappeared without leaving a trace. Ensign White told me afterward afebut the son's return the following year with his Spanish wife, and his search for the missing warent. Me hinted at foul play and robbery. There was something wrong. Stop a bit, though! Was the name Dealtry or Brown?" Capt. Blake laughed again his mirthless, jarring, little laugh. sir. PAUL'S BAY, :,.*'", &:,»iaip &•;£••' ?-MMl>':. 1 C^'fii^te*) ^&mM uPP U'< te l^, '"!•; HE BECOV^IBKD IT HASTILY, The Ancient^Mariner frowned, with an expressiotuof affronted dignity. He was fond o#',unraveling the thread of rerniniscepices of dates, places, and people, rf when he found a congenial listene:^ gave the Lieutenant a gildejf bonbonniere, with the admonition/ "Ethel is very fond of choco- la/ 'he officer started from his reveries, ,d presented the box to the young udy, As he did so, the heavy medal fell, from'his pocket and rolled pn the flopr, He recovered it hastily, "What treasure haye you there?" in quired Miss Symthe, who possessed an unusually sharp pair of blue eyes, (( A Grepb'Phqenician medallion, "was the careless rejopder, "Where difl you tod it?" questioned Ca$t,, " Fillingham, with interest arpugedt ,t'J bpught it,"'said Lje^ti Owzon, and pa^s^d abroptly. , i "" me! YPW got it p| a natliye, I paltry said it ^ftf|We,IK'> •£$$# '•; J»aQb'', s BiaJLtry^ ft ny; pi-gteAaMb^pW^hi^BilBwtt-ed*: < *\tmf$m mbw!Qw$^$m} «*> i|*»t;#,MW»a tfwvHs^sM >. ' j-*'$ty«jJy\bafWwi' fd^pftulilftugfttsr."' AR§i^f4^p%'|ii*kf;\piM|Bl|lyr,v;f \ , GRIFFITH invited her friends to a picnic at St. Paul's bay on the ensuing day. The weather was fine, and the spirits of the party in harmony with the exhilarating tones of their surroundings. On one side the island, barren and arid, caught the pervading radiance of golden sunshine, and the shadow of passing clouds in orange and purple tints on ridge and hollow, vivid, yet delicate and evanescent. Qn the other the limpid waves of the bay rippled gently on the strand, and the blue sea spread beyond rock and inlet to the limit ot a transparent and luminous horizon. Everywhere was the permeating effulgence of a southei'n light and color, dazzling to the eye and steeping the senses in a soft languor of indolence. The warm sea breeze mingled with, the perfume of flowers in adjacent gardens. Occasionally a bird winged its flight across the zenith. Little craft steered into the bay as the storm-beaten vessel of the apostle is reputed, by tradition, to have once sought i-efuge here." The clergyman with a weak chest listened to the ruminating .conjectures of the Ancient Marine! 1 as to the much- disputed voyage of St. Paul, and whether the island visited had been Melida, Melita, ' or. Malta, while the ladies manifested a half-fearful interest in the viper, and the possibility of, descendants of the reptile lingering on the spot. Mrs. Griffith, handsome and suave, in her maize-colored, draperies, appealed to her nautical cousin, Arthur Curzon, as to whether or not the wind Euroclydon was the northeast current which wafted hither the apostle of the gentiles. "Very possibly," assented the young man, with indifference; for Miss Symthe was in the act of transferring a rosebud fr-cm. her belt to his buttonhole at the moment. "Tradition is a bore, don't you think?" added Captain Blake, as the young lady bestowed a similar gift on him. "Not at all/^she rejoined, in a tone of reproof, "All about St. Paul's bay is most interesting." Here the clergyman opened a Testament, which he carried in lieu of a guide-book, and read aloud several passages in the Acts, Capt Fillingham became inspired with a kindling enthusiasm of conviction. "I believe we are standing on the very spot whe^e St. Paul landed," he affirmed, with a sweeping gesture v of his right arm, which included sea and shore, H The violent wind h&d beaten the little chaloup about until the sail'' ore were in despair, and all the cargo had been thrown overboard to lighten the vet>sel. Only the prisoner Paul, whp must live to 'see Rpm^Was sustained by unwavering courage, ^ n d Strove to reanimate the failing spirits 'of his companions, A- ma$ ainong in ^topjn and. dartlfiessl" ' ' \y$s upheld by. the clergyman;. preje, p-a^i Qpnn^ele4 all of "to Q^i^ t(r6|idL, „ i ivud. '•^he^ ' A ^" ' •- ll ''-~ -'"-'•* • With , bu,r|ed. j^-th y ^17,.- r »M, T .;,q, 4 jf*«T7<*^C4 Y^>T> ,-! /i ^I'p^^i^l^ \ irh te;.^*fw§JjpKU»f%mmm:MMf •', j,*-w»«i v i' f \ -i T ~* ' Xi. y"^ *» T' f '"t^niiwv r vm 1^5 '•vys v« ( FARM AK1) (lAtttM, MAttEfcS ttF INtfcRESt TO AGRtCULtORISfS. tip to bate Hints About tlon of the Soil and •Fields Thereof— Horticulture, Ylt!caUttt« Had fclorl- culture. Oats and Vetches. Referring to the number of Nov. T, 1 notice that the attention of readers is called to a mixed fodder, consisting of a mixture of vetches and oats, which, as stated, is extensively grown in Canada and Nova Scotia. This same mixture, to which is sometimes added a sprinkle of barley and peas, is very common in Germany, where it is grown on almost any farm. It is especially grown in large quantities on the large dairy farms in Schleswig-Holsteitt, The common vetch, if grown alone, is unsatisfactory. It does not yield well. It either grows scanty or rank, according to the conditions of the soil, climate, etc. If rank the vines are not so well liked by the stock, and growing from 6 to 14 feet in length and laying fiat on the ground, are very troublesome to mow. The vetches and their vines taste bitter, and if fed freely to cows, will give to the butter a bitter taste and tend to stop the flow of milk in cattle, sheep and mares. If the vetches are mixed with oats, these properties become, however, very valuable. It is well known that ground oats fed to cows will cause a good flow of milk, though at the expense of dels ft single variety, because the period of ripening in each may be different. The fo'dder is harvested when the grains ol the prevailing variety are ripe, and, therefore, the mixture contains grains which have not entirely ripened, and those just developing. However, mixed fodder is a pretty certain crop, for a variety of plants with different demands as to the elements of the soil, do easier find the necessary food for their development than a single variety does; and then a mixture of plants is always preferred by all kinds of stock, and if the mixture has only passably well grown the soil is in a good Condition for the reception of the seed for the next crop. Where help can be ob 4 tained in winter at reasonable wages, it will be advantageous to flail the mixed fodder instead of running it through a steam thrasher. On the large dairy farms in Schleswig-Holstein,from two to four laborers, according to the size of the farm, commence to flail in fall as soon as the cows are stabled for the winter, to keep them supplied with mixed fodder and oat straw. By flailing all the most nourishing parts of the vines, as the blossoms, leaves, fine stems, etc., are preserved, whereas, if run through a steam thrasher they are almost pulverized and lost; and by flailing not more than the cows will eat at a time, all Unnecessary handling, which is always connectedwith a loss of the best parts of the plants, is avoided. Considering the value of mixed fodder, it should be one of the products of every farm. It can be fed at all seasons either as green fodder, or hay or ripe; and it will yield good returns, when almost any other grain 4Lfci&1.£* fSfa&itfJf JfjLib Tttiriy good xor when Mly rip. All the discussions aftct Showed tlte* n „ „ quent cultivation ft se'a&oM tjf di In many cases this cultivation a the difference between & good and total failure. Winter p-r-otectioft »f small I was also, strongly insisted 1 Raspberries and blai be laid ddwfi earlier than usually supposed* MF. Wells hi laid them dowfi e"ftrl£ Ut Ocl after growth stops and ftftet tke'MiHl two or three frosts. The canes at this time are much more pliable. A i _ ful of earth should be removed on tha north side if plants are in north aad south rows, the eanes bent over to the ground and covered entirely fwitit earth. They should be bent In the root, as the canes themselves eln not be bent much. Ancient Britoa ,blae&» berry is best, as it is much easier; laid, down than Snyder, The Older' cap raspberry was highly, reeonfi ed, although some complained d! its weakness of cane. Shaffer's.Coldssal, although suffering in dry seasons,,Is still considered a profitable variety. '• D. J. Purdy, after traveling fo^ee many parts of the west, urged tfiit net enough trees are being planted tb supply the coming demand for apples,' Fruit in abundance is essential to health. We must have more fruit off more doctors. M.H. Nickerson of NoraSprlngs,m & paper on Orcharding recommended Duchess of Oldenburg, Wealthy, Hibernal, Whitney, Tetofsky, Belinda. The discussion added Long' field, Anisim, Patten's Greening .and several others. < A FLEMISH DAIRY COW."^FROM THiTltSRllERS'" "REVIEW. flesh, but by mixing the oats in proper portions with the vetches, the desired results will be obtained. The vines of the vetches are very nutritious, especially when properly cured, and make, mixed with pat straw, a good fodder much liked by all kinds of stock. In order to make a good crop, the common vetch requires a cool and moist climate and a well prepared, low, moist and humus soil. On hierh, rather dry and light soil, the vetch does not thrive well, and it requires a liberal application of well rotted manure to grow it in such soil, The pea gives on this kind of soil de cidedly better results. If a good growth of the vines is desired the vetch or mixed fodder, should be first in the crop rotation after the application of manure; if the yield of the seed is the principal object it should be second, For instance) crop rotation in Schleswig, 1. Summer fallow, manured, 2. Wheat, 3. -Barley or oats. 4. ,3^.ixed fodder, manured. 5. ;Qats. 6. Clover, one cut. 7. Pasture. 8. -Pasture On* large farm o;E 3,000 acres near Berlin, where 150 cows 'were,' stabled the whole year, 300 acres near the cow st&bW' were selected, to raise the neoe^ary green fodder, with the following crop rotation: • j. 'Mixed, fodder (heavy manured). ' . |[e,ets Qjits, '' , Onf.JB. ! farm in Mecklenburg, .where of the see4 was tJje, ( p ei 1 stopfl, pi wa»w&- > . , Summer on account of unfavorable weather, fails *D produce a fair crop. Henry Winckelmann in Farmers' Review. Northwestern Iowa Horticulturists. The annual meeting- of the Northeastern Iowa Horticultural society was held in Mason City, Iowa, Nov. 27, 38 and 29. In spite of the short fruit crops the past season, there was a very fine display of apples on the tables. The attendance was large and all were hopeful for a better crop next year. Officers were elected for the next year as follows: President, W. A. Burnap, Clear Lake; vice-president, J. M, Elder, Concord; secretary, Elmer Reeves, Waverly; treasurer, Edson Gaylord, Nora Springs; director of First district, J, B. Mitchell, Cresco; Second district, C. F. Gardner, Osage; Third district, S. W. Ferris, BHstow; Fourth' district, 0, H. True, Edgewood. Hampton was selected as the next place of meeting. We present some points gleaned frpm the papers and discussions: Several 'Strawberry growers complained of damage from white grub, The best way of avoiding this trouble appears to be rotation of crops. Only two crops-should be taken from the same patch and some growers take only pne, The ground should be well cultivated the year before planting and kept clean, Fall plowing is best ia pre> paring the "ground. Wavftejcl retains its kp]4 on ppp\4ar favor, Wpod as a fertiliser, highly of Michel's Early as a fcff it 1 was' npjj< "The cheapest way to obtain^an//AJ; evergreen windbreak" was " '" * rjlu by C. E. Gardner of Osage. is to get two-year nursery grown seed-, 1 lings and grow them in beds four feet'.," , tj wide with raised edges so as to permit. / ;,". perfect drainage; plant ten to fifteen?']//;' trees in a row across.^ the bed - and'! rows eighteen inches apart. Set plants with a dibble. Don't water,but hoe tie ' very often. Scotch pine makes the^' rapid growth. When two to three in height remove to tion, taking care not to' roots to the air and sun. A minutes' exposure of roots to wind sun is often enough to kill green. The sap is resinous f ,andfphee Native Plums" by Prof. J. L, great advances ma4e in and improvement of 'our were described^ • S^me p t ieties for general, culture we ' Wolf, DeSoto, ,Ha' Keith, Forest Rose,. keta. It is found th^-they, ^ sale pn .the, ' with the best' varieties, »?$Sw < y w < &w*p • u-WI~f l 'i . f,tf ' '. f* •/ i ^m ' ' r > ^ i ii ' -li - *-• i." if ^'ffitf^^^w^fiwi «»;,!»% ?f , ,

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