The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 8, 1896 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 8, 1896
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1 < i.* Tir ~ i ^" ffffTT'™!'!™::^ ^J.~.. TL-X' ^ILJ—J __^\g/^^^^'"^^ m r^^^^ * bfBW . as & model f&e I . icHlfiler, Met long larfie^ & complcslo* a fee ISotnp'ai'iSd ta ftotfcJftj bfit a cfeaffi whits rose; £ deilcat* & iattfhiBg f6S6 ItW ifi she CHAPTER 1 HOMANE?" "Oh! There l isl' "H allot Tio- manel" "Tiomane?" "Tiomane?" "Tiomane? 1 ' And the shouts redoubled, filling the whole beach with one name— TfodSane! Itttle boys and little girls began fuing about on the sandy shore, Sera descending hastily the steps of "i pretty cottages, others calling from j terraces—such a crowd! such con-- ision!—and all at the appearance of 'Jaunting' car of rough, unpolished . drawn by a gray donkey and Sy'en by a young, peasant girL Tbyas ,at Berck, on Sunday, a beau- in " September, and the with the golden sun?."early autumn. Everythi,"? 'jtin its light—the sandy p'blne sea, the bluer sky, the bathed in a glory of golden |r had stopped at'the head of street which joins Berck- pierck place, near a large and (cottage. A, troop of laughing S?n having 4 reached the "rustic ige,<the clamorous shouts were fed. iding in her cart, in her hand a " i of a hazel tree covered with its which served to drive away the jTthe little donkey driver smiled lantly on all these noisy, eager Sag people, and said, in a sxveet, but tt, voice: |Why no, it is impossible! I can not : you—not one of you—not one." Vh, Tiomane!" Kb. I am .engaged for the whole ^rnoon; but there are plenty of ers that you can hire," she added, iting to a number of cars similar to [own, waiting at a short distance, ase drivers were making the most fitic appeals to the gay crowd on the oh. Tiomane was 13 years old, tall her age, but her face, although Snzed by exposure to the sun and was that of a child. With little peasant's cap confining her indant hair, her dress of coarse i linen, and her bare feet, certainly |e- fashionable little misses. of [her ra age who were'spending the • sum- |er at Berck would never have dis-' rered any -charm -in her. Neverthe- ,' hers was not an insignificant or H,> face. The blue eyes—£eri- 3-blue—bright, loving, and infcel- , revealed a noble soul. The le, which displayed two rows of alng pearls, was charming, and, |ly, the grave, dignified pose of the |e donkey driver showed a native finetion, rare indeed among little iant girls. .:.-••, . spite of her very decided refusal., nane did not find it easy to get rid Ihe eager boys and girls who wished > her par. In all situations and jmstances of life we find submls- i ones and rebels, Sp it was in this world of JJereki The former w ,back and began to exajnine the Ser cars;'the rebels', on tbp contrary |he little «nrls made up that camp— |w only iftore determined before the deaffe* impropriety," and th6 reply, A silvery i but imperious tone! "Why, yes, certainly, they can go about alone as much as they please at Berck, without the slightest itfipro* "frriety," "Yes, yes, manlnla^ you are quite right," interrupted the -tall boy, and hfl rushed down the sielfis, followed by a charming;iittle,girl*^a white cloud, a rustling of ribbons and lace, aiid a beautiful face framed in a capote of White surah, tied under her chin like a grandmother. The golden brown curls, which escaped from their confinement, were the only bits of color in all this dazzling whiteness. Behind her, Kifos, a tall lackey, with Well waxed mustache, a jaunty cap, a short, white plaited skirt, and vest braided with silver, advanced with great dignity, ; his arms full of soft wraps, Having reached the bottom of the flight of steps, the tall boy took possession, rather unceremoniously, of the little moving mass of silk and lace. "Come, hop in, Duchess," he said, putting her in the car. After .one moment of dazed wonder at this miracle of beauty and elegance, Tiottiane somewhat timidly, as if afraid to sully all this splendor by contact with'her coarse garments, adjusted the seat. "Here! this is for her," said the boy, throwing in a cushion and a (shawl which he took from Kifos, the Greek servant. With one bound he seated himself beside his sister, who, comfortably installed-on her embroidered cushion, clung to the edge of the car, with one delicate little : hand, incased in a white silk glove. The party on the balcony were watching 1 them. "Guillaume, do not stay late." "No, mamma, we shall bo home for dinner. ' Now, little donkey driver, let us start." Tiomane gathered up the reins, but th,e,tall,boy saiditnperiously: "Not no!, give them to me." A sharp lash fell on the back of poor Grise, and she started off on a gallop. CHAPTER II. HEY FOLLOWED the turnpike to the village. The donkey trotted vigorously, urged on as she was by r e - peated blows from the boy, who'stood up,-in his almost childish eagerness. "Decidedly, your donkey can trot," fhetali bfothe-* fepi&eed theslifi eapUle, not hBwev 6f. wllhOui inveigh- Jfig-^aita in matt f ashldn^atainsl the geW'gaWs of girls, aiid the thret children laughed more merrily tha& ever. th§ little ddnkey drive*, taking courage, said to the tall b6y, "And how old ate you, MotisieUf GuillaUfne?* "1 &ffi 18," hi answered, in a tone ol superiority, • ' ' GUillaUmg de. Sorgnes Was a peffe^ contrast to his charming little sister, DAISY AND «« liifiti M {« tfa« m m,m®*s *mj$*m *f .fefflttV,lMMfeft!lfe!*i fc*^ stei -*n*ii«fefeaajfe fr'ijt tiu& ifut tu9. HafnlJer IS in* ifig r etcfc End could ttilif tffl Londbfi . land) Live* Stack joufaal for Oct6D«f 18th contains an ae. count of the milk- ingjrial at don dairy so Several quite 'inter" estkg facts Were , brought out'in ffire tarns <»oiitrttii,tt if Its *hoi^ state "FOLLOWED nr A ottABMiNG Well and firmly built, very dark, with brown eyes, a Rotnan nose, a wide mouth, a square chin, indicating greal firmness—the ensemble was that of q handsome, chivalrous boy of gray disposition, brooking no restraint, good- hearted, frank, generous and courageous. Accustomed as he was to give imi pression to every thought, and not thinking of the absurdity of talking ol his private affairs to the little donkey driver, he told her, in detail, how he and his sistcir had 'happened' to come to Berck, the day before, concluding by saying: "Our family physician ordered the duchess here for sea bathing, and besides we have a great many friends staying, in the neighborhood." He also told the little peasant girl that he intended to be a soldier. He adored epaulets. He was now enjoying his school vacation. His father, was r consul general at Smyrna "At Smyrna?!' echoed ing her great blue eyes to their fullest extent. "Yes, at Smyrna. Do not trouble yourself about the name. You can not thassault! let us take posses- of it|? was' heard suddenly w the g tones'of a little blonde of ten . o the assault!" repeated the raer» Eowd, and tbe ( a,tiajefc began, II m'eji, teoys and &Ws jwwppd iu- .car, Jinng QB tfce, .wheels, on he said, addressing Tiomane. "Yes," she answered timidly; "but you strike my poor Grise very hard, monsieur." "Ah, Guillaume," said a sweet little voice from the white capote, "Keep quiet, Duchess, you do' not know anything about donkeys," replied the excited boy, shaking the reins violently, to increase still more the speed of the poor animal, Everything can .be exhausted,'eV,en'.> the' 1 ''patience of a donkey and the eagerness of a spoiled boy. , . Five minutes afterward, Guillaume seated himself, and the reins rested on the back of tjred Grise, who had resumed her ordinary ?erv sober gait. Tiomane'breathed freely once more. Seated on the bottom of the car, her hands crossed On her knees, the young peasant girl looked shyly at t)ie enormous white capote, and saw the end of a delicate little nose, with nostrils like a pink sea shell, and a small, very small mouth, with lips like rose leaves. "What is your name, little donkey driver?" said the small mouth. "Tioraane." "That I* not a name," cried Quil- Jaume. "No, it is not a name," echoed the rpseleaf mouth. ' With'great projixityand ina.ny child' ish gestures, Tiomane explained that her name was. Arinande. In the Picard patois, tiote means little, The villagers had called her at first tloto Armapde; then came the abbreviations tipto Maude, tiote Mane; and the visitors at the beach joined tbe two words and called her Tiomape, "How pld are you, TiomanP?" asked tbe''" — asr cfjQlness an4 presi i Q| mind |pr a moro^Rt, the little driver defend^ j^er property plac§; The tPJie aht-l' WYfifi. ,0«ly one year older than you, Marltaa," cried the boy. °PP ypu. knpw you will have a gre&t fleaj to do to patch «p to her?" ' "Ob! ig the young }a4y » years'old?" exclaimed the toll, etre»g peasant girl, Ipokipg with surprise, net with pity, at this w. 4o.ll, that ebe »pwl4 la her arm , wyes, certainly, I have u years possibly know where it is. It is very far from here, very far indeed." ' The little sister added that it wa& seven days by sea from Marseilles. And then both the children spoke enthusiastically of the beautiful land of their birth—the orange laden trees, the grapes as large as figs, the lemon trees, the golden sunsets. "And you, Tiomane, tell us something about youi-selves," said the little girl. "What do your parents do?" "I have no parents. I am a child from the foundling asylum." "From the foundling asylum!" repeated the brother and sister in concert, a vague vision of something very dreadful'rising before their childish imagination. In her turn,, quite unconscious of the misery of her situation in the eyes of the. young visitors, Tiomane told the short / story, otvher li'fe^She had be^n.brotfght'v up in the foundling asylum at' Boulogne, but for the last two years had been a servant 'in the employment ofj Mere Jean—Mere Jean Bousvuier, at Berck-ville. "Poor little thing!" murmured Guillaume. * "Nonsense!" said Tiomane bravely; "in the summer I am a donkey driver, and I like my business. I love my employers, I love my Grise, I love thti people who come to the beach, and they love me—I wish coiijd ^eq how they love me," she added, with nq little pride in her tone, (TQBK A Survivor of the GJand Army." It is seriously stated in the Russian papers that a survivor of Napoleon's, grand army which went to Russia oq the disastrous campaign of 1913 hai died at' Saratoff, on the Volga, at the tvge of 186 years, Tbe 'man's name was Nicholas Savin. He was captured by Cossacks during the retreat across the Beresina. It is said that he was porn jn Paris.op the J7th of April i?68, that his, father was in the mept 'called the Gardes Franoaises tbe reign of koijis XV., and that he was educated at the Jesuit college at Tours. ife used to speak of the reign, of terror and the execution of fcouis XVI,, wbiqb be well remembered; After hte release frpm captivity Savin settled dpwo'in Saratoff, where he w. said tp have bpen greatly respected,/ In 188? the late czar presented. v '~ witn* MOO rubles, London Pally Nej WPJRW vvbo pose as professors/pi palmistry in tbi? country will be glad tbat they are noi residents pj™• • •*--* where » wpjpan ba s recently , vieted sor such a performance, old stetutt trial. There . 126 efttrlefras agalfist 87 last year and 86 In 1898. ThatshoWS that the Interest in these'trialBinn" croaslng. A challenge cup, valued at $2tiO, was put up tp be Wen. This cup w*/s won by a cross-bred Shorthorn- Ayrshire cow seven years old, with a tnlftl of 188.8 points In h«r favor. Another cross-brod Shorthorn cow came second with a total of 137.8 points. The morning's and evening's milk ot two days of the show were weighed, sampled, and analyzed. The milk Of those cows competing in the butter contest only was taken for one day, separated, and each cow's cream churned separately. The prizes in the milking trials were awarded on the number of points obtained on the quantity of milk, the analysis of the same, and the total number of days since calving. The prizes in the butter yield contests were awarded on' the total quantity of butter actually obtained out of each cow's cream by trained butter- makers under the superintendence of the judges. In the butter trials, the buttermilk was kept over night, and on 'examination showed that there were great differences in the amount of 'cream left in the buttermilk after churning. In all cases where'the milk showed a high per cent of butter-fat and a low yield of butter resulted, the lost butter fat was found In the buttermilk. Another noticeable fact Is that there was an extremely large proportion of the cows present whose milk showed less than 3 per cent of butter fat. Of these, nine were Shorthorns out of seventeen in this• position, two Jerseys,, 'one Guernsey, four Red Polls, and two cross breeds. The Live Stock Journal says: .in view of the fact that all these animals were brought up by their owners In the belief that they were good cows, this large proportion Is noteworthy.' • Whether In England or America, every time cow owners set about testing their herds they strike the same amazement those Englishmen did; everybody wakes up to the fact that they own altogether too many poor cows. Yet It may be fairly said that about the most difficult thing in the world is to BWffifeSMmiii befcft pfdc'tired te sectary tteif tlfflg find.briiig itt a'ldtfd Sfd'flt afid the espeftge ef living, Ifi a great iaaii?""" st&hces there 16 a :S gf«it s _ . . whea business ii d6fi8 ett a i&fge stale. Today we caa find ueffiHfy" elaats that requite the, sefvlcm*f several mea, attending and feeding tbe fowle ( ptb» fifing and packing tbe eggs, and getting fowls feady for shipment faking the last, West, North and South, poultry keeping is mete generally practised than any other business that you could .mention.. More people breed poultry today than can'be "found'In any otfter' branch of industry, In many eases only a few fowls are kept to supply the eggs for the table of a family. The greatest number urn kflttt by th« farmers, In flocks ranging from fifty to three hvmdred. The farmers should be the poultry keepers; they have the best facilities for raising the chickens; they can take advantage of a sure supply of insect food, which promotes growth. There are farmers' who- raise poultry more or' less, as a source of Income; and this income, though it seems small, .helps to obtain many a thing without which there would be discomfort. The Importance of this branch ot industry must be recognized by every one who likes good fare; take away the eggs and see how many dishes would be spoiled. The poultry Interest Is so much scattered that its value Is not properly estimated. Just look at the new journals'that have been bobbing up all over the United States. People at large are better Informed In regard to taking care of poultry than our forefathers were; they hpuse their fowls moro comfortably. Wealthy people have taken hold of the business,* and It is thin class of people which .help along the "fancy" wonderfully. Poultry will always be kept, in large or small flocks, and will always interest a greater number than any other branch of livestock breeding.—Poultry Monthly. Mif >j>~r,i get a dairyman to give his cows a fair —"" n ™"" th -— Babcock test for Hoard's Dairyman, even a Too Much Butter Color. "What Is the matter -with that butter? Do the cows give bloody milk, and does the blood show in the cream?" We did not make that butter, that came from the store, Why in the name of all that Is good makes the creamery man put in such an overdose of butter color? It 'must be because it increases the .weighty the increase costing less than ^ gelling Jje,r- fey the, "a rpgus a»4 ba „ ep „ i iip» tP as so much cream., Years ago, no matter how many— any bow it was before any creameries or butter fat tester either— a firm in New York manufacturing churns offered fifty dollars as a premium for the best essay on butter making, I thought I would compete because I had years of experience under a lady then my wife who had learned and practiced the art In Delaware county, JJew^.pr£, one # the beet butter counties In the Empire state. So, having' some use of tbe pen and also a little of the English language,-! set to work, commencing with tbe empty pall and In tbe cow yard. Toe committee was composed of practical men and also an editor of an agricultural journal, Tburber by name. It seemed to me a long time before they reached a conclusion. The committee bad debated long and seriPttsly. They thought me entitled to the premium, but because a lady competitor .of Jacksonville, Illinois;' bad recommended or advocated butter color, stating the eye ought to be pleased as well as the taste, of course I bowed respectfully— because tue premium went to a lady. I bave npt changed my mind at all, and would net fpr ?50, Tbe deepest prange color, is tp me repulsive, and LcannPt belp tblnWns of PJep wben it Ja placed before me. Corn meal, pumpkins, bran and carrots, and, if on band, rutabagas, PF mangpids, witb fine hay, red-tpp and oipver, will make -naturally yellow butter wbiob is attractive; ratber tban re* ,puls}ve,-HS<*o.,W, MurtfeldUn Jj?¥?sa! of Agriculture. _ Winter Cure e* F°wH. ow tbat tbe winter in beginning to cpia tbe bens should bav§ a warm meaj every pornln?. £oU lomi Jrlsb, 'or sweet potatqea or Jwnipa,as4 wls Iwttb. $ero eonje eran, abJp*itufJ a»4 corn meal In equal parts an4 f§e4 bot< ;Gj Y e ttyp'Jvrt'vtet they will eat ;^ &m» M Jttebt wuw ftfly mM ' wistar* ;o| whole wi w& »i;pw^ u tbe y|Rthe r m Commonplace Observations. The feeding of fowls and chicks .should not be done in a heedless man-> ner, and the food used should be given for a definite object. Feeding poultry merely because one thinks they must be "filled up" before going to roost is not the Idea at all. Proper feeding of a flock requires good judgment, both as regards the selection of food and the time certain kinds should be given, and why they are more suitable at one season than another. The feeding of fowls and growing chickens Is necessarily quite different. ; Powls require -food for nourishment, after'they have ceased to grow, and any' amount beyond the bodily requirements that is given goes to form fat or eggs. Careful experimenting by intelligent poultry men has proved beyond peradventure that certain foods are required for egg production, and that, while there are also some foods that will help egg production, they have such a fattening tendency that It becomes necessary 'to use them sparlngly ; otherwise the hens will become too to lay many eggs. ^ There Is also a great diffeae'nc the effect of food upon, the 5 var breeds. The..Asiatics are of, a slu; nature, not much inclined to search around, If they are too liberally supplied with corn, no matter how excellent a foraging ground they may have. Consequently they should not be fed too much corn In any shape, and if fed too liberally of It during the hot season serious loss is apt to occur. Tbe Spanish breeds are very active, andM"pparently take great delight in foraging over tbelr runs, no matter bow well they are fed, Their activity almost borders on nervousness, and on this account they can hardly be overfed, It is a saying that corn" wllM.a.tteji_Asiat- ics like bogs, but that'Leghorns'will keep in prime condition If their food is almost exclusively corn, provided tney.bave a good run.—Ex, rtbably exceed __jflS,*Mlt» dll !of these heavy losses, blague; • AS they itt Iyfnt!t6ma iftd 66oUf if they may be treated tN disease, B6th are gem " " " fatal character that eaiy.&jfl ce&t of/the hogs attacked ever Medical treatment id fiot f ef y frevefttlve meaettre§ are mare —--_ fui and are the eties to be adopted,':,^ ,¥hese diseases being due te,gefmf» cannot exist without the germs belflg present. They areJakeft into tbe feddy. with the food;'watet and-al*. fhe'cldSer, animals come In contact* the greats?! the possibilities oU spreading', hence, healthy and diseased animals should be separated as soon as the disease w recognized, The healthy hogs should be taken from the sick and not tbe siek from the well, as In the latter case the • excrement and secretions containing the contagious principles are left In Ute pen, on the ground, straw and troughs, , During an outbreak, It is better to have , the herd divided in bunches of about , fifteen in small pastures, rather than a large herd in a large field. The hogs should not .have access t& ponds or wallows, as this affords favorable conditions for tbe germs. The drinking water should be from deep wells. The food should be clean and , often changed. If a hog has beeo,; separated frOm the herd and recover*!; it should not be returned to the nerd \ for several weeks, as It Is capable of. giving the disease to others, although, It may appear to be perfectly well; Hogs should not be placed In " pens •where the disease has been for three ' months., Allvdead animals should^be,, „ burned or burled deeply In- .places -^ where hogs will not,graze«fo£ a year. Diseased hogs'should not .be; ' driven' through lanes, or other pxttjlio high- 1 ; ways. The . healthy • hogs ,'should be ^ cared for first and then the 1 / diseased, otherwise disease bearing material may be conveyed >to the healthy? Clean tl^e pens, use plenty of air slocked lime, on the floors before using again. . / The following formula given by the Bureau of Animal Industry ,is as efficacious as anything-'known as, a preventive and remedy. It has given, fair results; • -'• Wood charcoal, one pound; sulphur, one pound; sodium chloride, two pounds; sodium • hyposulphite, v two pounds; sodium bicarbonate, ,two pounds; sodium sulphate, one pound;antimony sulphide, one pound. Give a teaspoonful once a day .to a 150 pound hog. Give In sloppy feeds, as bran, middling, crushed oats, etc. It will cost about $1 to have It filled. A. W. pitting, Veterinarian. '* by tbe Everything that usually goes tP tbe swill barrel can be turned tp more prof- It on the farm If It,-Is put In proper cpndltlon for feeding the poultry. PP* tatp and turnip parings bplled are gpod to put witb tbe mixed food, All table scraps make the vejy'best pf foPd; even the meat bpnes can be crushed, and will W pre than pay f pr tbe trpuble to tbe Increase pf eggs, Tbe bwttermilk used In a scalding state pr sow pr sweet jniijj the 8ai»e add increased nourish,* ment to tbe mixtures mentioned, The wbey wbes curd }a made can alsp be utilised tbe same -way, - -Wbsle gniia shpvlid 'be fed,at evening, T#bea,t» bar- as reipectlvely'eRwiaserated, Tbe Jewli ?bpw, a preference for CQTB ( but il {$3 tpp liberally H win make tbj"beai test fat for profitable egg layers, Of course, feeing of wbeat w«P ~!U.ttonfl*fl£ First Domestic Animal. ' ' 'i The sheep was the first animal that was domesticated, says Sheep Breeder, This Is not to be doubted, -because in , the earliest written history of mankind . we learn of man being'a keeper of. 1 sheep. And those equally expressive' proofs, viz.; those found In the remains' of mankind in bis ancient cave dwell- the mounds of refuse of long In- ftlted villages, and in other connec- *"j with human remains, we,find the' __es of sheep; and doubtless the soft wooly skins were then used for man'st, clothlng,,We cannot believe that baying been foutfd's^.yaluable.inay, Indispensable, "to mankind, the sheep wiU ever be dispensed With and. discarded,» as useless; for its flesh and Us fleece / fill a place In the supply of tbe necessities of mankind that for want of the : gentle aijlmal, loved by the good shep-t/: herd, essentially a dpmestlo companion, and indispensable as a part of. the stock, of any civilized agriculture, mankind- would be at a loss tp find any substt- tute.—Ex. ^_ > •_ -• > • -,' •'/ v Flax, Straw fpr Feedlng.T^Atipur" request Harry Snyder, the Mln- , nesota station chemist, made an analysis of flax straw, threshed dean, and re,» ports as follpws; Flax straw, is com' • -posed pf water, 4.8? per cent; ash, 3,10;. fat, ,89; protein, 4,9Q; fiber, $UfQ;.qarV; bohyd*ates, 24,01. Flax straw is rlpber s in protein than wheat, pat straw. ,it is not as rich |n ash as straws, wblch is a point to Its 1 The flax straw is'also $ryer ? Although the flax straw bae a,,Jarse ampunt'pf $* ,ber£.wb^at^tr$yf» v a|^eii as'tjtie 8traj7 ( of ptber grain^cpntalBs^so ;nuob,°MU$&> (sand) as to make up^tor^a large 'ppr* tlon pf tbl8 difference In gbgp, /fhg flax .fiber bas tbe power Pf water and, JoweasJBg'Js ^oin three ?tlmea, Hejace, .in ,1 f , ._ straw caje ubQWld be^ w^d BQ^M;»|is;$ Ive will, Pb,fi»l4 Off'

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