The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 17, 1894 · Page 3
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 17, 1894
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f* gg»_umat . . MiB_iKHNate AMOM- IOWA OOTOBEK i" exported return of the long-lost -"o-fpli u-ass.ion known to all about t ie J-pr.njfs. The old colored people were excited and garrulous. "Old Mammy" said, with exultation, "I tole you so! Dat feller not'Little Joe.'" And so far as were! happy. appearances Went, nil Perhaps Sam Blake did not really enjoy the prospect, made the best of it. CHAPTER XV coxcr-usioir. But he N LEAVING FOR Cincinnati, Mr. Gust had been urged by Molicr to s;iy not a word to Joseph as to his new-found home, and lie promised, iii return, to keep the matter from ^'ivctte, meaning- to give them both ,. .„ ~"~" a glad surprise. Mr. Gust was not accustomed to con- cealments and agreed to this proposition very reluctantly. When Holier returned, he said nothing- to Vivette therefore, as to where lie had been or the' cause of his absence; and she knew his ways too well to seek to know that which he did not voluntarily reveal. All was ready for the approaching •wedding—now but throe days in the future. It needed not much" preparation; a few personal friends only were to be present; and the groom and bride were to start immediately on a bridal tour to Gray Sulphur Springs. Uhat had been arranged at the special instance of Holier, who had his own reasons. Vivette was delighted at the thought of again meeting- Myra Blake the motherly friend who had treated her so kindly; and Joseph, knowinn- nothing of the Springs, directly, bu°t simply V -ause to go anywhere that Vivette vl shed was his highest happiness— coi curred in the plan. Christij as morning, at 10, Joseph and Viveae were joined in marriage by Father Hurley, from whose venera- We throat gurgled up a blessing as from a patriarch of olden days; and, amid congratulations and honest prayers, they started on a pleasant bridal trip, by private conveyance, to Gray Sulphur Springs. It boots not to say they were happy. Millions, in the past, have drunk of the same cup; and millions yet will drink of it. Prudence may offer her warning in vain. The shadow of ten thousand unhappy marriages may obscure the way; poverty may oppose, and fate may baffle, and doubt may cause hesitation; but "the strong necessity of loving" will prevail; and the inan shall take unto him his wife and the woman shall cleave to her hus- "band throughout the ages. When Joseph and Vivette drove up between the cedars, around the semicircle and up to the great front door, they were met and received by expectant watchers. "Great heavens, Vivette!" exclaimed Joseph, as he stepped from the carriage—"this is my home and there is my mother!" Image of his dead father as he was, his mother instantly recognized lier long-lost son, and fell weeping tears of joy upon his neck. "My mother!" . *'My son—my son!" No other words passed for some mo- rinents, when Vivette spoke: "And is it possible!—my husband is your son?" Myra Blake saw the whole truth in $n instant, and falling upon her neck jn a long embrace, exclaimed: "Oh, Vivette, I am so happy!" Sam Blake, moved by his better nature, grasped the hand , of his nephew, whom he recognized at once, and welcomed him back to his homo .and his possessions. In the family room, when Vivette unexpected reunion grew more calm, mutual explanations were made, and mutual happiness prevailed. 'Liza^'thecolored waiting-maid, who was present and who also recognized Joseph, fled to the kitchen, to the laundry, and about among the black folks, bearing the glad tidings', the lost is found, the king has come to his own. "I seen him first of all—'fo' he got out de ca'idge with our Miss Bivette who was here wid her cousin. His mother knows him and Mas'r Sam knows him, and I know him myself," said 'Liza—de- ighted to be the first to bring the good news. "I seed him 'fo de ca'idge do' was open!" replied Old Mammy. "Course 1 know'd him, Bress de Lo'l 'Little Joe' done come back." All about the hotel and at the laundry, the stables and negro quarters, black faces were shining with delight; and even they who knew nothing of "Little Joe" pcr.sbually, joined in the prevailing hilarity. The room formerly occupied by Vivette had been prepared for the happy couple, and there, in the presence of his mother, Joseph Gust— henceforth Joseph Blake—gradually cleared up his yet confused knowledge of his new condition. "And you tell me, mother, that all this great e.slate is mine? Well, 1 shall know how to deal justly by it." "And you nra no longer Joseph Gust, but Joseph Blake," said his mother. "A"o, mother: I shall not abandon the name I have worn so long, and which has become sacred to me from its association with my kind benefactors at Cincinnati, Henceforth I shall always bear that as a middle name." "What surprises me much," said Mrs. Myra Blake, "is that you, Vivette, had not yourself discovered that Joseph was my long-lost son.' of myself, "I feel almost ashamed Mrs. Blake," said Vivette. "No, no, Vivette—henceforth lot it be mother; you are now Mrs. Blake." "And mother indeed it shall always As to Joseph, he knew nothing of be. Sulphur Springs, but only remembered that ho had lived at a hotel. Your story of your lost son impressed me "tncle" Stan, please take care of this paper. It will explain itself." , The driver pulled up his reins, cracked his whip, and amid the regrets of white and black about the departing vehicle, Joseph, Vivette, Myra and the woitifag maid 'Liza were off for Cincinnati. When they were fairly gone, Sam Blake, who had thought it strange that his nephew had made no arrangements for the care of his property and that he had said nothing of returning —now opened the package given to his care, and read, it through with amazement. The document set forth that Whereas, Thomas Blake had devised his entire estate to his grandson Joseph* neglecting the equal rights of his elder son Samuel Blake; and that therefore, in behalf of justice and right, the said sole heir Joseph Blake did thereby convey and quit-claim to the Said Samuel Blake his beloved uncle, all and singular, the equal undivided one-half of all said estate, etc., etc. All fo which was duly witnessed, signed, sealed nnd delivered. Sam was astonished and duly grateful; but truth demands that it should also be said that his predominate feeling was shame. But he outlived that; and, as provided in the deed, continued to manage the Gray Sulphur estate in the joint interest of his nephew and himself. At Cincinnati, the story of Gray Sulphur Springs became a nine days' wonder; and was then forgotten by all but the happy subjects of the strange history. From the proceeds of the bequest of her cousin at New Orleans, a fine residence was erected on Walnut street "just as she wanted it," as Vivetto said; and with "Mother Myra" for an inmate and her father and Joseph Gust for frequent visitors, years went by and the happy home of Joseph and Mary Gust found its duplicate in tW.«, [THE END.] Tho Plumber's Hat. lias a plumber a right to wear hiu cap in one's house? This was the point submitted to the Highgatc justice by an ex-fellow of Balliol. The plumber and his son came to the ex-fellow's house to clear away a stoppage in tho bath. Arrived at the scene of operations they kept on their caps, as is the use of British workmen. Tho householder lectured the parent plumber on the bad example he was setting his son in not teaching him to take his cap off in a gentleman's house. The parent replied by setting up the custom of the trade to work covered. The plea was overruled, and the father plumber's cap thrown out of the window by the indignant ex-fellow. Then the parties aggrieved adjourned to the open air (it was drizzling) and went—the plumber capless and the ex-fellow carrying the plumber's cap—to seek counsel and advice of the nearest policeman, who referred them to the justices. The ex-fellow says that he was on the way called by the plumber "a thick-headed old fogy." Yet the justices fined him ten shillings for his manner of giving a lesson in manners, and gave him no redress for this very unacademical language. DAIHY AND INTERESTING CHAPTERS OUR RURAL READERS. POft SnCecs.ifnl Farmers Operate This Department of the Homestead—Hint* ** to the Cnfe of tlve Stock ftnd Poultry. Source of the liutter flavor. Stprr's experiment station bulletin nas the following, the butter aroma appears itt the butter as the result of the ripening pro cess. Sweet-cream butter does have this delicious flavor, and while there is a demand In our markets, perhaps a growing demand, for sweet-cream but ter, it never develops the delicate flavor known as the butter aroma. During ripening, certain changes take place in the cream, some of which wo understand, and others which are at present beyond the reach of chemical knowledge. The composition of cream is essentially the same as that of milk, except in the higher proportion of fat It is made up chiefly of butterfat in the form of globules, of casein in a partial suspension in the liquid.of milk-sugar in solution, and of a small amount of albumen, the form of an extremely delicate network of fibers which we call fibrin. Cream always contains a large number of bacteria, yeasts and molds, which are the active agents in ripening. The sources of these misro-organisms are varied. They are not present in the milk when secreted by a cow, but find their way into it in a variety of ways. Some' come from the air, some from the hairs of the cow, Some from the dust of the barn, some, from the hands of the milker, some from the milk vessels, and others' from other sources of contamination. The chances of contamination are sufficient to stock the milk with an abundance of these organisms under all circumstances. By the time the cream has reached the creamery thinks of tnfe many diseases that mi>* thus be sealtsrea-widely eter a au- trtet, ftfld pre-eminently of cholera, typhoid fever, Scarlatina and difih- thefla, epidemics of which hate ffe-> quefatly been caused by infected milk, but such speculations may be said to be pufely imaginary, without a prac* heal example, and the power 6f supplying that proof is writing this article." my reason for The evidence adduced appears to us, as aforesaid, to be incontestable. Ad* ding the cases in the rural district to those investigated in a town, Dr. Weiply found sixty-one eases of typhoid fever, every one of which was capable of being easily traced back to the imported one. Fifty-two contracted the disease directly through the creamery, and the remaining nine indirectly by means of food or milk from dairies which became infected secondarily. The opinion here expressed was fully confirmed by a medical officer of the local government board, who subsequently made an independent and exhaustive investigation. Wherever there is a creamery, Dr. Weiply says, there should be a public inspector of tne dairies that supply milk to it, and he quotes the rules in force In Denmark, of which two are as follows: "If an infectious disease breaks out the family or among the stock of a member, the member must immedl ately cease to deliver milk at the dairy mtil the disease has disappeared and lis farm has been properly .disinfected, .n the event of sickness among the staff of the dairy, the dairyman shall lave the sick person removed immediately, and the dairy must be dlsin- ected. Any infringement of this clause shall be punished by a fine up o $2C. "It shall be the duty and right of he directorate and of the dairyman, whenever they think fit, to visit the. members' farms, and to inspect the heds. fodder lofts, and troughs, elds, milking sheds, etc., and the uembors must give them all necessary help and information. If it is afterward found out that a member has taty natnfe. Stfcn tvfttef it the attiSf f liflp are allowed -ftfitegB' Id I8f tttf*! plied to them in trial! WJftgft of sha!*! low teasels, and they use it fa? featfr> lag and drinking purges, tt*i duck-rearers ate tefj? paHietilaf ad l« the kind of grit which la giteii ift tftaf drinking watef. Where & Ififf e be? of birds of the same age ate kept . together, it is usual, except whan tfiw come to the front to feed, to p&t tiU«i them off into small "flocks!* df abdfli iOd birds each. This is easily ddftl by means of planks abdut bng feet wide, set oa edge, so as , ts divide ground space into a number of tangular areas, The object df this, to to prevent the birds from overer dw5» ing, and possibly killing 1 the weakef ones by overlying. As the birds *a* turn from feeding they are successively partitioned off as fast as a suf* floient number enter the shed. Whett the birds get larger with advancing 1 ago, it is found expedient to confine fewer in each pen — say two do$en or so. A Lover of Poultry* Keeping poultry teaches love In its broadest sense. It compels man to love his home, to watch the little matters, to be regular, to be frugal, to be industrious, says Homestead. All these go to make up a happy life, and to be in love with that which is dear to him. It is an old saying that he who has no pets has no love for home. The woman who delights in the company of neither bird nor animal, finds the society of gossips and street runners the most attractive. The poultry woman makes- the model wife. City life has no charms, for her. Her home and her fowls are everything, and in them she finds corn- tort, health and strength. The pa- bient, kind hearted woman alone makes a success in egg and poultry culture, while the fickle-minded, grumbling Eemale would not think of stooping so low as to "mingle with such pests." A once poultry woman was, by force of circumstance, taken from her country home to a tenement in the city. Although she lives in a more elaborate dwelling, and owns finer I/had changed her riding habit for more .congratulations were 'repeated an4 surprises explained. "And did' you not know you were joming home— to meet me, Joseph— pid your unqle?" "Never dreamed of &uch a thing!" "Ana you, Yivette— did you not low? I sufapeet it was your own brought about this, happy i- 0 }on " "My father has been absent some but he told me apt a word of »'6h, I ani so happy !" again said •'MY SON. MV SON!" very much; but nothing ever suggested to me that my Joseph might be that son. It seems, however, that my father long since suspected his connection with Gray Sulphur Springs—I know not why—and I think he-purposely kept it in the dark until he could be sure, It was at his solicitation I prepared memoranda of all I learned of your family; and, providentially, the loss of that paper led, in the end, to the final reunion of mother and son." "Indeed!" said Mrs. Myra Blake; "and this paper then—sent with the medal to me yesterday by Mr, Colburn —is yours?" "I prepared that paper for my father to. enable him (as I know now) to trace Joseph back to his former friends. I understand it now. I thank even the thief who stole, or found and concealed it." There was a wedding party at the hotel on the next night. There was a gay company present. Good cheer prevailed; congratulatipns abounded, and all were happy. Before the company separated, Joseph Gust Blake took Mr. Clayton, the attorney, aside To Trade Marie Appeals. It has been settled by a decision of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia that.appeal does not lie to it from the commissioner of natents in trade mark disputes. This is an important decision. Disputes between trade mark claimants are commonly referred to as "interferences" in trade marks. Under the law establishing the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia it is provided that any party aggrieved by a decision of the commissioner of patents in any interference case may appeal therefrom to the said court. In dismissing the appeal the court held that the word "interference," as used in the act establishing the court, applied only to patent cases or applications therefor and not to trade mark disputes. Now President in Switzerland. The new president of Switzerland, recently elected, is Emil Frey, who emigrated to this country, and in 1801 was a farm hand in Illinois. When the war broke out he enlisted as a private in the Uniqn army, and faithfully served until the close of hostilities, having- participated in several of the principal battles, and endured 'imprisonment in Libby and other southern prisons, After the war he returned to Switzerland, where his excellent education, vigorous and useful career as a journalist, soon brought him to the front among the public men of his country, and now he has received the high honor of election to the presidency. THE NOTED ••y-JL GALLOWAY BULL IIARDTN OP ENGLAND-FARMERS' REVIEW. it contains a quantity of organisms varying widely with temperature and other conditions, and it is to these that the subsequent ripening is due. During the period of ripening the organisms are growing and producing profound changes in the cream. Bacteria are primarily destructive agents. During their growth they are pulling to pieces some of the chemical compounds of the cream and reducing them to a condition of greater simplicity, giving rise to a greater number of so-called decomposition products. Chemistry has not yet explained all of these changes. A few of them we partially understand. We know that some of the organisms act upon milk-sugar, converting it into lactic acid, ivith the carbonic gas as a by product, Wo know, also, that sometimes butyric acid is produced, and that sometimes ferments similar to rennet and trypsin make their appearance in ripening cream. Alcohol is also a common product, BO much so that the butter flavor has sometimes been attributed to this product alone. concealed anything or given false information, he shall be fined from 2s 3d to 11s per cow, and make good any loss or damage he may have occasioned. " for conference—asking him to quietly prepare certain papers and have them ready next day, when he would call for them, At the end ot a week, Joseph and Viyette made ready for their return to Cincinnati, Mrs. Myra Blake was to accompany them—her sou having decided to remain at Cincinnati as his permanent home for the practice of his profession; and Myra reluctant to be again separated from him under any cii cum&tancos. When the carriage was ready at the door and top last goodtbyes about tp b,e gald, Joseph, from, JjJs Good teniouudo. For a quart I take the juice of three lemons, using the rind of one of them. I am careful to peel the rind very thin, getting just the yellow outside; this I cut into pieces and put with the juice and powdered sugar, of which I use two ounces to the quart, in a jug or jar with a cover. When the water is just at the tea point I pour it over the lemon and sugar, cover at once and let it get cold. Try this way once, and you will never make it any other way. •^ • • . - - - I. « Source of the Mackenzie Hlver. The great Mackenzie river, the mightiest stream on the American continent, excepting only the Mississippi, has never been traced to,its head, and up to the present time the source from which it issues has only been known from Indian report. The mystery has, however, now been splved by R. U. Me- Connell of the Dominion geological survey, who has just returned from a, four months' exploration trip in those regions, population of Itajy ^ y^y d efllSS , nAiTi<v vifn nan-iOa 4>n An^«» «S-.' ?_ Dangers in Dairies, A foreign exchange calls attention to the great danger that meets the milk consumer, when said milk is drawn from a large number of cows scattered over many' farms, unless some rigid'system of inspection be in vogue, Milk is known to be a good medium for the carrying of disease germs, and certain maladies are spread through whole communities in this way. If scarlet or typhoid fever, for instance/breaks out on a farm, from which milk is being shipped, there is great danger that the germs of those fevers will bo carried to the factory, and thence scattered far an A wide. Dr. Weiply pf England, writing on this point, says; "Dairy farming has been partly revolutionized by the adoption pf creameries, to which a number pf farmers send their milk, The milk of all is there mixed together, the cream removed, and some of the rnixefl skim milk-known as separated milk-is then sent back to the farms, The pommpn danger becomes evident as sow as attention is pointedly drawn to toe fact that a group of dairies is tbwe placed in intimate relation witfc The mills #$»£ eu.t!?p,m. aU, a»d fegi with, 4Jnglli.Ii Duck Farming The equip tnent of an English duck farm is very simple, says Dr. Prean. One or two wooden sheds, each with a run in front, are sufficient The classification of the ducklings is determined by ago. They are, accordingly, divided into "flocks" of one week old, two weeks old, and other ages. At a week old a flock of Aylesbury ducklings is an extremely pretty sight. Each bird is a little ball of yellow, fluffy down, furnished with a bill of delicate heliotrope color. The youngsters are very nimble, and keep together as they run up or down,or across their limited range, uttering continually the plaintive call which falls upon the ear almost like a plea for protection. As age advances, the feathers turn white and the bills grow paler. Very commonly the run is littered with straw, upon which the little creatures will peacefully nestle on a drowey, sunny afternoon, As an example of economy in small things, it may be npted that the straw is periodically gathered up, shaken out elsewhere to dry and sweeten, and then strewn again uppn the run" or under the shed. In one case, where a large shed is used for the ducklings, the straw is taken out daily, and the mud floor swept, sprinkled with a weak solution of carbolic acid, and dusted with lime before the straw is put back again, Great care has to be exercised in keeping the ducklings healthy, and cleanliness is necessarily a flrst consideration, In the spring of the year, a duck rearer nearTring lost ducklings, and attributes their untimely death to a. species of louse, caught from the brogfl hens, he opines, fastening on the back pf the neck, It will be understood that the young birds destined to be killed as ducklings are never to roam at large, nor do they the water, the object being to the wear &sd tear pg the tissue to a minimum, po that as possible pj t»i go much Tm' ff this furniture, she is cooped up in a narrow court amid the noise and din of slop carts and drayages. "If I could only get out of this way of living,'* she said, "back again to a rural home, where I could keep poultry as I used to. Then I always had money and clothing— many a month I made more clear money with my fowls than my husband did with his crops— but, helping a friend on a note did.Jt, and here we are; has pa£sed-out of our hands. Were it not for the disgrace I would far rather live all my life in. a real jail, behind genuine iron bars, than to subsist from hand to mouth in this prison they call city life." If there were more such sensible women in this world there would be less half' starving families in the cities. One Sided Dairy Knowledge, Beware of the man of one experience, His knowledge is very exact, but it is ' too narrow, In an esteemed contemporary we find a man writing about garget^his cows all got it, and be» cause he was feeding four parts of corn meal to one of bran, he attributes ail his troubles to corn meal, and advises, as does the paper, against too much corn meal. All of my QQWS got garget once, and I had been feedipg'them on shorts, or a rich kind of bran vyltB'^- corn meal, ergo, 4o npt feed, shortev Probably others^ could give a like to perionce with all the other popular feeds until we could not feed any tWngv Again I say, beware of thpwanwitU one experience, fiis Umite4knpwledge. makes him the more positive Jo Jjia opinions. He who really knows there are two very to all questions, with any number "of conditions to be taken into tia».— Farm and HQUB FRUIT full flour sifted with tlwep fuls Price's cream baling pow&er, teacupful eaQh brQ ffft sugaj 1 and molasses, half a teaeuplBl ojf Butter, thro? eggs, half a t§.aspaojifia ea,oh allspice, olgyes, ehjnaq»p,n 'i»n(|'n,j|g meg,

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