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"„ ,ff W:& '--••.^'''V'i THE ttfctttfiLtCAft ,ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14. 1896. i* f *aM: CttAPTlSK Vtlt.-^(Contltitied.) "1 have polked and jigged in, my time," quoth the Ancient Marin'er, briskly rubbing his ham Is together at th« reminiscence. "1 recall plainly the time when I was stationed off Barcelona on board the CentanrT with your father Admiral Jack, and we all went to a carnival ball." Here he glanced in the direction of a certain pair of little feet, encased in black satin slippers, as if directing the attention of the younger man to the delicate proportions of ankle and arched instep. A rustling- movement of dresses became audible beyond .the miniature forest of plants. ' ,.* . • .. , "Who is. this girl?" questioned a voice. "She is a bold creature, certainly," added a second speaker. , "Lieut. Curzon founi heir somewhere about the Ppf t, I fancyi for ttie:part : of the Phoenician," .explained the silvery tones of Diana, lowered to. a discreet murmur. "She is not at all the type. My laundress is much nearer the Oriental or African original.; -We had so little time to look -about for a really good one.'' • "Ohl" , . "How very odd!" "I am surprised at Mrs. Griffith, I confess." "One should draw the. .line ...somewhere in these places," supplemented Diana, smoothly. ;^Yes, I ,hav& fteen waltzing With the Grand Duke. '•'• He dances very nicely. " . ' Did Dolores hear ,t,his conversation which was so audible to her companions? Did the Swallow , Waltz still pulse through her yyhole^ being, , excluding other sound? Sh&tdok a step forward, and, at the moment, a ,bell tinkled in the 'adjoining' Street. She - dropped on her .knees' and bowed her head. t » ,> , " '..''The''- sound of^the'^bell unarkedi the ''passage of the Host through the town, carried by a parish priest to the dying. - ••.',. '• •'• 'The group of ladies on the other side of the screen of palms miffht have found the movement highly theatrical Capti Fillinirham exchanged a glance with Lieut. Curzon. '• , "Yes, poor girl!" murmured .'*;the:; •Ancient Mariner. "Th^:;\vOuiehJare sure to be against her. 'SJbejjsV.fac top pretty!" .^^,-^^"- ' ' , The note of the bell died away in the distance. The weather, , had| changed. .The nigh t." was .fajfkj iStprpis seamed tfp brood over, ^he,.wild and'boisterous sea;, the wind moaned fitfully through. the trees, lightning quivered and flashed, now on the horizon, as if forming a part of Etna's bursting flame, and again defining somber masses of cloud Overhead., • . Dolores rose to her feet. Gen. Griffith 1 ," guided by the ubiquitous Capt. Ulake,' sought the girl to present to lier 'partner' for 'the quadrille. "I am ready," said Dolores, quickly. "That charming child makes me feel 'Waid' Capt Fillirigham ' '^ hat , an ankle—'' ' for act young' again to A^ 111 * 1 Gil .. . 4h? A man might be pardoned oomini'tting, some' follies on* her count." He chuckled silently at some amusing recollection, until a purple glow overspread his f r ace and jjeck. ; ,; ^ '{"When,.! >Vas seponcj Uevitenant out at Buenos Ayres I fell in Ipve with a pretty Spanish >girl, and persuaded'her" tp run away with me," he continued, EH^se> ^'yWe^eiPpeortb a'conn'' alter a p,B> try hpu!|e in the interior, as a first step tpward|matrimpny, but another fellow wafpafter her, The irate parents! ft nd inured suitor followed closely .on our Jiefefe, and we' were' brought ' back by tHe.flfw. Small bla*nw to my beauty £pv prellrring a fresh, ypung English' jjja» to * jnud'CPlored native, " '•Tbeayou lost hey?" said Went, PttV»on,^jf»tere8ted in spite of, himself,, while hj gage follow^ JOolore*. » <*it slews she was an beire§.&, not fcRp% it ' %tithaHJ oared, rf The low ch»Uenge,a we, 'and I , him wip a rusty horse pistol a very tight cofsage. "Are you overheated, John, dear?" she inquired. "There is a most treacherous draught on this terrace." "I do' not feel the draught in the least,*' was his testy rejoinder. The elements of this ball in the old Maltese palace of the Knights Templar comprised the usual guests gathered together on such occasions." A number 'of Maltese noblemen, officials of the government, and members of the army and navy, formed the masculine portion of the throng. The Irish lady, a recent convert to Catholicism, afdetttly desirous of spreading her propaganda everywhere, invited the Scotch lady, who belonged to the Plymouth brethren, and was reputed to invariably carry ^iny, pink booklets, printed in several languages, in her bag, to take tea with her on board her yacht the following afternoon. Mrs. Fillingham, as a zealous member of the Primrose league, and much addicted to the wearing of Primrose league aprons on occasion, ate ices with a stubborn radical. The colonel's lady snubbed the major's wife, and it is to be feared that the latter retaliated by putting 1 , the captain's meek,-little bride inrher place. Everywhere the social :• phases were discernible of Charles Kihgsley's tropical forest, in,the climbing Of parasitical plants disposed to displace a neighbor by a pushing aggressiveness, and with much external affability of manner. Nor was a sprinkling of Americans lacking, the western ^.millionaire en route around the world, accompanied by a bevy of brisk young sons and daughters, the slender lady from New England in search of health,:jpr the vulgar inatrofr of.;doubtful ante- cedents,,/'a'nd; much* .display ' .jpf glittering-' wealth,-' who, avpidefd,v.her o\Vh people uneasily, while intent on picking up a husband for her buxom offspring-, among .the ranks of the British officers present. Mrs. Griffith', the suave hostess, intuitively perceiving.'-the requirements of each guest, may have' been a trifle puzzled when the New England lady of Puritan pedigree gave it to be distinctly understood thit^she didJ'not know the parvenue '_; inairpn.| :• The hostess was dispose'd! to ascribe len- iently'''-any gauclierie on the part of the latter to a transatlantic origin, ameliorated by a profound respect for English habits and customs. A little flutter of ciiHosity pervaded tb ese gro ups wh en> - D.olores j Washed forth by Gen. Griffith. 7 jyiiy ihad ,tfae guest of the evening- chosen a" quadrille to dance with so young and agile a partner? The reason was obvious, the grand duke wished tp talk-.with the girl who had personated the Phoenician in the tableaux, and the' quadrille-afforded him. all. the advantages jof a tete-a-tete. He was a y'ou'rig- man like,.another,; 'and .'he- amused, '.himself as best he could. Did he not, quiet and simple in manner, view humanity from a terrible - height of royal superiority, which dwayfed all to a level of com^|e1fe t equal-ity? ^j .Gentle reader, Sid: ypu> ever happen note the familiar yet miraculous sight of a mother duck seated comfortably on the ground, .;preening her feathers, and her ducklings, ,balls r pf yellow down scarcely emerged from the shell •quitting her side nimbly t to hpp on the coping of an adjacent basin, and launch forth ,with ia sudden pop,'on the water, paddling- boldly and grace- fxilly in their native element? The further shore gained, tbe tiny atoms emerge on terra-firma r W ( ith a bright, glance at the .human intruder,- -as'who' should;, say, "You, could ^not'dp #s, much." ' , ^ i "<• remembered ! >the downy dxickling, Guided^ by the,.music, the movement of 'others, the' hand of her partner, she went through her fir&t qvmdrille without awkward self-consciousness, *and* with tbe lack of servility perceptible in the Spaniard or tbe. Italian. wHad" thesgrand duke' re"' 1 ' quired her to tread the stately nieasu^e^'ofr s.ple^jnH^'sarabafl-'dV'-pujiC"'' t'lious minuet or coranto with him, inseparably ^ associated with, the powdered *f >W$ a ' diamond 7 ^hog la a repfdaahlttl undertone, that hft had nbt vet claimed the hand of Miss Ethel Symthe... He bowed attd Ifid the young lady to a place". If the conversation of the Prince was vivacious, the speech of the neighboring couple was drf and monosyllabic. A frozen restraint was established between the partners. The lieutenant lacked the finesse, malice and self-cio*nsei6u&nes9 of Capfe Blake undef Similar circumstattcteS. HiS;, replies to Ihe pfopitiatofy feMafks of Miss Symthe' were brief and abstracted* The heroine of many ballrooms did not suffer a frown tofurfow her fair countenance as she drank this bitter Clip of neglect and humiliation. "Now for one of my waltzes," said Capt. Blake, with empfessement, darting to the side of Dolores. But the gallant soldier was foiled by no less a person than Jacob Dealtty in person, who appeared in the colonnade with Flofip asleep in one of the capicious pockets of his loose and shabby coat. "How long do you expect to keep me waiting?" he inquired, peevishly, of his granddaughter. " Will yottr tableaux never have finished?" "It-is all-' my fault, Mfi Dealtfy," Lieut. .Curzon hastened td interpose. "I think we have finished -'.with the "tableaux, and are ready to go. Let me mind tile carriage for you." FARM AM) GARDEN. MAtTEfiS AfcFHCUL-fUfilStS. TO Some tip ta iJftt* ttlhti Atootit tfon of th« Salt And 4l«<ts Tfi«f«o*—• Hortlcnltti*6, tltlrtlttiM fttod Floriculture. Hoi-SC Radl*tl. A New Jersey correspondent of the Practical Farther Writes as follows: We always use out best land, that has been brought up to the market garden standard fertility. Horse radish Is a second crop, always following early cabbage and early beets. We plant early cabbages in rows thirty inches apart. From May 1 to May 15 we plant our radishes between the rows of cabbage or beets as the case may be. The horse radish sets are the rootlets broken from the main plant. A man with a light crowbar walks between the rows of cabbage, and itt tne center between the plant rows, makes holes with the bar, twelve of fifteen inches apart. A boy with a basket of sets follows and drops one set in each hole. The set must be two or three It will then as smell a yield was not expected. Ko potatoes were planted on the ground irrigated, and the result was that & certain proportion of the Stuff went to waste because it was not adapted to the needs of the local market. The yield of cabbage was from a measured fourth of an acre of at the rate of 8640 per acre, Nonre weighed less than seven pounds, several weighed otef fourteen pounds, and all were of the finest quality, crisp and solid. The cash value of the half acre's product will supply Mr. Cfamblett's family with groceries for an entife year, and as the. product was net, there being no extra labor,as in wheat,the profit equaled that of eighty acres of wheat in an average yeaf at the present pfice. Next year Mr. Cramblett expects to irrigate with the same plant, an acre, and will devote it more exclusively to market* able vegetables and it can not be doubted from his success this year that his living is insured from that irrigated acre. 'Number two is Mr. V. D." Billings, living one mile north Of Kinsley. He used an eight-inch cylinder pump with a twelve-foot geared mill. The plant inches below the surface j not come up too quickly. After drop- The old man glanced with his habit- ping the set, the boy puts some soil ual abstraction around him, and a on the set with his foot, and passes oa cynical smile hovered about his with- to the next hole until the work is done, ered lips. ; Now, we take good care of the cab"The fool and his money are soon^ bage, but don't think anything about parted," he muttered to himself. Lieut. Curzon, with a slightly defiant expression, took Dolores on his arm tc make her aclieux to the hostess. He 'could have wished ; the girl had not been quite so timid and • htihi- ble in bearing. •".' ,, 'i "What did the prince say to 'you when he broke your fan?" he questioned, abruptly, as he led her, away. "He -wished to know where I lived." "And you told him about the old Watch Tower?" imperiously. The diinp.ed chin of Dolores; acquired a saucy curve. "No, I.only laughed," ' : Then the darkness of the , stormy night swallowed up this Cinderella of the ball. - , ( . r - '• CHAPTER IX. A MALTESE OBANGK. frffiti* fflttftfl. Of this plant the South Dakota feta* tion says: The botanical ftaft* ii Setaria Glauca. Stems erect, from Sit annual foot, simple Of btancnM at IW. base, 13* te^M feet hign; leaves flat* long, roughish draearly smooth; spiktt erect* rigid, Cflindrlcal, 2 to 4 iticlieil long, tfcwtiy yellow; bristles Sis to tefi itt a cluster, longer than tne spikeletS* Attft&ttog glume tfM&vfirseiy wrinkled. This is a aative of the old World. Ife has been inttodueed into a large part of South Uakota. Its rigid.eylittdrical, tawny-yellow spikes sefve to dis* tinguish it f roin the other species of the genus. Like thfc Gf een Foxtail it is a troublesome weed, though it may tws made to f eader sdme service as a for * age plant. Though a'n annual, it pf d- duces many seeds, and is such a vigor* ous grower that it is difficult to rid a field of it when once Well staf ted. It is, perhaps, most troublesome as * weed in small grains and grasses raised for seed. Cafe should Be taken in buying grass seed, particularly tlm* othy, as foxtail is often present itt greater of less quantities. A specimen analyzed as follows—air dry IEUT. CURZON awoke, late on the morning;after tbe ball.,;., . ,-.., :• He ha'd-slept-at .b.e» v .hotel,f; a;n"d •in u s t return 'to d,,u';t y, on i board ship in a few hours. He hummed a strain of the "Swallow" waltz as he dressed, and partook of breakfast. .' 'His spirits, ; were light, although ..the 'weather,, was gloomy, ;heavy rain.haVing'falien from midnight tp dawn. .The breakfast-dispatched, he consulted his'watch;f He need not seek the . ppr.t T and the waiting gig for another hour ain v d ; a 'half. Much may be .accomplished tin;'one hour and a half. He spilled ,wiih a sense of boyish exhilaration: -tit'..-the prospect of a. cpuntry walk,.and, .rapidly made his way through the town. A yellow placard on a wall made him pause to read afresh the annoi^nce- ment of the debut ofi'the ,neT^|*girig|r, Signorina Giulia Melita, in 'the'i'ffiar- ber of Seville." ( -\. •'.!'*?%*' "The very thing!" he exclaimed aloud. , /•A. few paces further on' he met Capt Blake, carrying- an -enoriaous bouquet of fresh roses, winch he was about to leave, with his card, at the door of the 'young priina donna, o "I ajn. quite gone on the little Yankee since .the cotillion of, last'night,"-lie' explained,- ! with i\ .sentimental expression, .''She can, bold 'her own in international' chaff,by thfl hour, you know."' _', ,- j . < • „ Lieut. *Curzon glanced at the shops. No! He would not replace the fan brpken'Jjy the, grand duke in the q\iad» rille. A curioxis and inexplicable phase of obstinacy withheld him, He bought .'a' p paokage of sweets"'insteadi'an'd''tool» the direction gf the ,W^to|i Tower, *.; ! ,- l The' < .gn'l"Dolore's < ''wa's'the^ee'iitrai ob- I 4)4 w iUe few tiutt * p l -•-..- - w,ouidjhave fieft^ arid swayeS to the same bewitching spell of the pastime, novel and delightful m her' experience, No dpubt hep partner was a* very, gej»ljje.raan, and be —- kjndjto'pot/c'e. hep, f W^re,"^Qt'.ai} --'— present"'great g^^tleweft tp Tbe . |&lked wj^b stened dreamily, her QO^pr glowing, and a 4ewy Jigbt the depths pf her ject of his toughts, the metal stai' diverged alL rays o|. f trivial eyanesqeni emotions. Sho ''* ressing Dolores! light pressure of body pn , his, _'l _ JL 1 — .1, '(• ytye ^hraWpm was ft he'njade no.^ffort to Lovely t radifnt, ca He "still 'felt the ber suppl^ young arm a^J? they jJie ball'room ' " in 'tne mazes p| tbe S\vai}< ma senseswere-'not yet free o. tpxi9a.tioQ'> of "we previous For'tbe res.t ; ,Jie|was eager t ( n,'to remiad ber m at; ways olhis.pwn the radish and cultivate the cabbages and help them along all we can, in order to get them off the ground as soon as possible. By July 5 we try to have the ground clear of all cabbages. Now we look after the radish. It may be two to four inches high by this time. Of course it has often been cut off with a hoe before the cabbage is out of the way. This does not discourage the radish, as it should 1 make its growth during August and September. All we do now is to run the cultivator through the radish and stir the ground as deep as possible; To cultivate three times is all the work needed. It grows fast and beautifully. Last season our radish was five feet high, and so thick it was difficult to walk through it. Good land, good radish; poor land, poor radish. Horse radish must be gathered and marketed the same year. After it is one year old it is of little value., A friend came to us and told us that he had plenty of horse radish growing all over his farm. We gave him a card to a commission man in New York, who was selling our radish for seven cents a pound. Our friend sent one barrel, and when he got' his returns they were. 50 cents for the 'barrel. The season for selling horse radish is from Oct. 1 to April 15 with us. We dig the radish with grubbing hoe, taking out several bushels at a time, and take it to the work house, where we let a boy break off all -the small roots from the main root. Those that are* from one; eighth to one half inch in diameter are used for sets. They are cut about six .inches long and. the lower end cut slanting. In planting this .end is put ; ;down. When the sets are .trimmed they are tied in bundles of twenty-five and packed in bushel crates, 1,000 in a crate, first a layer of sets and ;then a layer of sand, so they, won't heat. The crates are placed in a cool, dry place, .where they remain until wanted in spring for planting or for sale at $4.00 per thousand. The main root of a good radish will average three fourths of a pound. This we sell 'not by commission but from our own wagon, that goes every day with vegetables, T^e radish is first Cashed in a large tub; then .the put- side, is scraped off until it is clean and free from black spots. We use a Douglas grater, and with this a boy can prate sixty . gallons in ten hours. To tbe, grated radish we add a small quantity of vinegar, and then put it in bot- les and: cork it, using mostly six ounces, horse radish bottles, and selling for 10 cents each, or to stores at $1 per' dozen; one quart, 35 cents; one pound, 7 cents in the root. This is our second year growing horse radish, and we are much pleasejl with the crop. It is the only crop not affected this year by dry weather. We are sure it will average $650 per acre at the rate we sell it. We have one third of an acre and will sell $335' worth this yeai\ •V_ .... . i - - - ' ,V . Wind ftJUl, Irrigation. ,At the last irrigation conventipn in Kansas t»ne of the speakers g^ve' two illustrations of what 'may be done 4 by wind' nplls in irrigation. Efe said? , g?be first is that pf Mr, J. M< Cram' blett living twenty miles sputhwest of Kinsley. His plant consists of an or- dip'ary stpek pump w'itb three inch eyjinder and '-a direct strpke wppfl- e'ft ( wjnd. mill. The lift is twenty. e.igbt ! '"feeV,' In a d $itiPQ tbe irrigating . that was done, the pujjjp supplied water for,, over :10Q bead, of stock, He , irrigated a -ball §erp, tbe soil of which • is -very 'ean<jyi so jnucb'-so that in.' dry weather it' » strong tendency to drift, YELLOW was not installed till the 9th day of June, after his crop had begun td suffer for water. There was no time to make a-pondi, asjthe immediate need of the water was too great to waste in puddling a pond. He was compelled tp. irrigate ,directly"from the pump.but his soil is rather stiff and well adapted to irrigation by the furrow system which he used. -It is perhaps too early, to say that winter irrigation will be a success in • Kansas,' but it is certain that iij. his case the soil required three times the amount of,water that would have been necessary if he. could ha,ve flooded, . it early beforp his crop was in.', He was only able to irrigate about one .acre and'a quarter,! which'was planted to potatoes andi cabbage, and he was greatly hampered in hijs operations by frequent break-, ages.i$ his' mill* and pu$p, ,twb' o^ which t occurring at th.e jnpst critical time, 'shortened his yield considerably, From, this acre and a quarter be has J 50}$ $300 worth of potatoes, $100 worth of cabbage, besides a full supply for his own family, The cost' of his plant was $150, Owing to the condition ,pi the 1 'soil, the late hour at which he, be? gar*, &nd delays frpm broking down, be c&me,,-nearer failure than any of pur irrigators, but yet he has paid for n4 has, jnore-icash, to show jiiis., summer ^ wofk tbaa any dry i» the epuutry, np jpatter bow bis operations may be. ' • ' '• has m&nj educational which she pay lie proud,, substance:' -Water, ' 8.17; ( ash,' '-13.40; ether extract, 1.88; crude fiber, 31.35; crude protein, 10.53; • nitrogen'—free extract, 34.77; total nitrogen, 1.69; al- buminoid nitrogen, 1.11. ,,;•; , » •CENSUS statistics show that in Michigan, at the date of-the investigation into the subject of ownership arid debt, 17.01 per .cent ot the *farm 'families hired and'83.99 per cent owned the, farms cultivated by them, and, that 39.45" per pent of the farnj^owcijag families owned subject tu ,i£«j»J!e* brance, and 5p,65 per cent owned! free in'cumbrance. * On the owned farms there were liens amounting tb $64,414,986, which was 33.3,8 per cent of their .value,' and this debt bore, the average rate of 7,10 per cent, ing the average annual $63to,eacb family. Each i'ncumbered farm/, on tbe average tt w|s wortb' $3,748, and was supje.ct t -^~ debt "of $890. The' corresponding 'f fprhPineswere "that 49,51 per'cei; tbe home families hired- and 50.'49 ppr", cent ow»e4 their homes, and/that'el '-• tbe borne qent pwnpd 38.85 per peat, ^ebt on ow^ed bo'we/ and bpr'e interest''at t^'raWoff.l! cent, Tbe annual i interest "'f^r''^!!; 1 ^ bpme averaged, $4Q.' ' >• < ^ •'," > ut%^ gain thfet tbe i» ikU parti 1 gftbsi to §ubsoi| is .well adapted * d

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