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Algona, Iowa
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fj 7 y \< '*''*'/•<" '"^' v ' ' ( ''• I"., 1 . * " *.y ^'V^! > #2'!<."% THE UPPEB BY CLARA AUGUSTA .'INTERNATIONAL ppjg.55 ASSOCIATION^ cheefy, light SfaOtte from the wliidttw, and streamed out of the door which th6 servant held open. He inquired for Miss Harrison, and was shown at 6fice into hef presence. She sat in a low chair, her dress of sombre black relieved by a white ribbon at the throat, and by the chestnut light of the shining hair that swept in unbound luxuriance over her shoulders. She rose to meet her guest, scarcely if •cognizing Archer Trevlyn in tke bronzed, bearded man before her. "Miss Harrison," he said, gently, "it is a cold night; will you not glva a warm welcome to an old friend?" She knew his voice instantly. A bright color leaped to her cheek, an embarrassment which made her a thousand times dearer and more charming to Arch Trevlyn, possessed her. Bui she held out her hands, and said a few shy words of welcome. Arch sat down beside her, and the conversation drifted into recollections of their own Individual history. They spoke to each other with the freedom of very old friends, forgetful of the fact that this Was almont the very first conversation they had ever had together. After a while, Arch said: "Miss Harrison, do you remember when you first saw me?" She looked at him a moment, and hesitated before she answered. "I may be mistaken, Mr. Trevlyn. If so, excuse me; but I think I saw you "The decree has gone forth. There Is from it no appeal. 1 am to die. 1 have felt the certainty a long time, o, for one year Of existence, to right the wrongs 1 have done! But they could not be righted. Alas! If I had centuries of time at my command, 1 could not bring back to life the dear son my cruelty hurried out of the world, or his poor wife, Whose fair name I could, in my reveftgo tot her love of my son, have taken from her! O Hubert! Hubert! 0 my darling! dearer to me than my heart's blood—but so foully wronged!" His frame shook with emotion, but no tears came to his eyes. His remorse was too deep and bitter for the surface sorrow of tears to relieve. "Put It out of your mind, grandfather," said Arch, pressing his hand. "Do not think of it, to let It trouble you more. They are all, I trust, in heavou. Let them rest." "And you tell me this, Archer? You, who hated me so! You, who swore a solemn oath to be revenged on me! Well, I do not blame'you. I only wonder that your forbearance was so longsuffering. Once you would have rejoiced to see me suffer as I do now." "I should, I say it to my shame. God forgive me for my wickedness! But for her"—looking at Margie—"I might have kept the sinful vow I made. She saved me." "Come here, Margie, and kiss me," said the old man, tenderly. "My dear children! my precious children; both of you! I bless you both—both of you together, do you hear? Once I cursed you, Archer—now I bless you! "If there is a God, and I do at last believe there is, he will forgive me that curse; for I have begged it of Him on my bended knees." "He is merciful, dear guardian," said Margie, gently. "He never refuses the earnest petition of the suffering soul." "Archer, your grandmother died a little while ago. My cruelty to your father made her, for twenty long years, a maniac. But before her death, all delusion was swept away, and she bade ;me love and forgive our grandson— .'that she might tell your father and mother, when she met them in heaven, that at last all was well here below. I promised her, and since then my soul has been at peace. But I have longed to go to her—longed inexpressibly. She had been all around me, but so impalpable that when I put out my hands to touch her, they grasped only the air. The hands of mortality may not reach after the hands which have put on immortality." He lay quiet a moment, and then went on, brokenly: "Archer, I wronged your parents bitterly, but I have repented it in dust and ashes. Repented it long ago, only I was too proud and stubborn to acknowledge it. Forgive me again, Archer, and kiss me before I die." "I ,do forgive you, grandfather; I do forgive you with my whole heart." He stooped, and left a kiss on the withered forehead. "Margie," said the feeble voice, "pray for me, that peace may come." She looked at Archer, hesitated a moment, then knelt by the bedside. He stood silent, and then, urged by some uncontrollable impulse, he knelt by her side. The girlish voice, broken, but sweet as music, went up to Heaven In a petition so fervent, so simple, that God heard and answered. The peace she asked for the dying mat came. Her pleading ceased. Mr, Trevlyn , lay quiet, his countenance serene and hopeful,- His lips moved, they bent she gate htffi hef aitfids. H§ tie- toad, witti-fts seft^ i>flfnt;haifc _ r breast,and kissed the Sweet lit* jft ftMd ftgala, alffiesi fallWg ttf rfcak e the Messed reality ef his fcagplaess.; ft tfas idle that aight fcefdre Archer f revlya left his betrothed bfide, afad took his way to the tillage hotel, fliifc he was too happy, too full df swett cen*. tent, to heed the lapse of time. At last the longing of his life was satisfied, tta had heard her say thai she lotM faiffl. And Margie sat and listened to the sound of his retreating footsteps, and then went up to her chamber to pass the night, wakeful, too content to be willing to lose the time in sleep, and so the dawn of morning fouad her with open eyes. OUfi RURAL READERS, ' ar Lit* Stack »fcf ' first, years and years ago, in a flower store." "You are correct; and on that occasion your generous kindness made me very happy. I thought it would make my mother happy, also. I ran all the way i>ome, lest the roses might wilt before she saw them." He stopped and gazed Into the fire. "Was she pleased with them?" "She was dead. We put them in her coffin. They were buried with her." Margie laid her hand lightly on his. "I am so sorry for you! I, too, have buried my mother." After a little silence, Arch went on. "The next time you saw me was when you gave me these." He took out his pocketbook, and displayed to her, folded in white paper, a cluster of faded blue-bells. "Do you remember them?" "I think I do. You were knocked down-by the pole of the carriage?" "Yes. And the next time? Do yon remember the next time?" "I do." "I thought so. I want to thank you, now, for your generous forbearance. I want to tell you how your keeping my secret made a different being of me. If you had betrayed me to justice, I might have been now an Inmate of a prison cell. Margie Harrison, your silence saved me! Do me the justice to credit my assertion, when I tell you that I did not enter my grandfather's house because I cared for the plunder I should obtain. I had' taken a vow to bo revenged on him for his cruelty to my parents, and Sharp, the man who was with me, represented to me that there was no surer way of accomplishing my purpose than by taking away the treasures that he prized. For that only I became a house-breaker. I deserved punishment. I do not seek to palliate my guilt, but I thank you again for saving me!" "I could not do otherwise than remain silent. When I would have spoken over him, and "Caroline." caught the name of . Trevlyn's hand sought Margie's and she did not repulse him. They stood together silently, looking at the white face on the pillows. "He is dead!" Archer said, softly; "God rest him!" CHAPTER XII, FTER the funeral of John Trevlyn, his last will and testament was read, It created a great deal of surprise when it was known that all the vast possessions of the old man were bequeathed to his grandson—his sole relative—whom he had despised and denied almost to the 4ay of bis death, In fact, not a half dozen persons in the city were aware of the fact that there existed any tie of relationship between John Trevlyn, the raiser, and Archer TrevJyn, the bead clerk of Belgrade & Company, Arch's good fortune did not change him a particle. He gave less time to business, it is true, but he spent it in hard etrfdy. Hi? early edue»tlpn had been, defective, &n4 be was dping his best tp remedy the jack. Barly in t&e wtwron folding the your name, something kept me from doing it. I think I remembered always the pitiful face of the little street- sweeper, and I could not bear to bring him any more suffering," "Since those days, Miss Harrison, I have met you frequently—always by accident—but to-night it is no accident. I came here on purpose. For what, do you think?" "I do not know—how should I?" "I have come here to tell you what I longed to tell you years ago! what was no less true then than it is now; what was true of me when I was a street- sweeper, what has been true of me ever since, and what will be true of me through time and eternity!" He had drawn very near to her—his arm stole round her waist, and he sat looking down into her face with his soul In bis eyes, "Margie, I love you! I have loved you since the first moment I saw you. There has never been a shade of wavering; I have been true to you through all. My first love will be my last. Your influence has kept me from the lower depths of sin; the thought of you has been my salvation from ruin. Margie, my darling! I love you! I love you!" "And yet you kept silent all these years! Oh, Archer!" "I could not do differently. You were as far above me as the evening star is above the earth it shines upon! It would have been base presumption in the poor saloon-waiter, or the dry goods clerk, tp have aspired tp the hand of one like you. And although I loved ypu so, I shpuld never have spoken, had not fate raised me tp the position pf a CHAPTER XML • HE ensuing winter was a very gay ona. Margaret Harrison returned to New York under tha chaperonage of her friend, Mrs. Weidon, and mingled more freely in society than she had done since the season she "came out." She took pleasure in it now, for Archer Trevlyn was welcome everywhere. He was a favored guest In the most aristocratic homes, and people peculiarly exclusive were happy to receive him into their most select gatherings. His engagement with Margie was made public, and the young people were overwhelmed with the usual compliments of politely expressed hopes and fashionable congratulations. The gentlemen said Miss Harrison had always been beautiful, but this season she was more than that. Happiness Is a rare beautlfler. It painted Margie's cheeks and lips with purest rose color, and gave a light to her eyes and a softness to her sweet voice. Of course she did not mingle in society, even though her engagement was well known, without being surrounded by admirers. They fairly took her away from Arch sometimes; but he tried to be patient. Before the apple- trees In the green country valleys were rosy with blossoms, she was to be all his own. He could afford to be generous. Among the train of her admirers was a young Cuban gentleman, Louis Castrani, a man of fascinating presence and great personal beauty. He had been unfortunate in his first love. She had died a few days before they wero to have been married—died by the hand of violence, and Castrani had shot the rival who murdered her. Public opinion had favored the avenger, and he had not suffered for the act, but ever since he had been a prey to melancholy. He told Margie his history, and it aroused her pity; but when he asked her love, she refused him gently, telling him that her heart was another's. He had suffered deeply from the disappointment, but he did not give up her society, as most men would have done. He still hovered around her, content if she gave him a smile or a kind word, seeming to find his best happiness in anticipating her every wish before it was uttered. Toward the end of March Alexandrine Lee came to pass a few days with Margie. Some singular change had been, at work on the girl. She had lost her wonted gayety of spirits, and was for the most part subdued, almost sad. Her eyes seldom lighted with a smile,and her sweet voice was rarely heard. She came, from a day spent out, one evening, into Margie's dressing room. Miss Harrison was preparing for the opera. There was a new prima donna, and Archer was anxious for her to hear the wonder. Margie had never looked lovelier. Her pink silk dress, with the corsage falling away from the shoul- tgtinsl scientific teaching if t ffiiifftfcf nfi!, yeti had ft belter, &,tfcertrttiWfried BbBfthSfii as 1 titonglif* fcatittg nftm he*; that Bad bmfi dehottiia &r<!att* and ^feeding tnr l&M* Si ttfc* deemed ' county, la* diaha.—i have had considerable expe* Henee with the fault mentioned above, 1 have tried /a number of rente* dies, but have fouad nothing so effective as changing them to new quarters, and watching them closely. :tfae rssiiWlfiF ft iwrfeet troll. ! affl sure It'lfJlieSf&ts, yet they wet ""* theories' of heredity epfa fi. Wlhg. I can dehorn 100 calves , cents. That sounfids big, but it for a few days, getting each egg as it Is laid. Several years ago I broke a fine lot of Black Lang- shans of this habit. This year I had a lot of White Javas that got the habit and I broke them -In the same way. The cause Is chiefly confinement In close runs. I had to shut up my ioWls for several days In the house and that is where they learned the habit. I put them into a new run and gathered the eggs ns fast as they were laid for a few days and the habit was soon broken up. When I have a hen that Is sitting and brings off an egg every time she comes from the nest I cover Up her sitting place and take her out and feed and water her every morning, giving her meat scraps If I have any. I do this for several mornings and after faf 16 Is tf ue, I take the calf front to Aye days old and Use concentrated lye, a lO^cent bo*. I take a pair of sheafi a, the half over the nub about the size of a nickel, dampen, but not enough td run down the side of the head, put what will lay oa point ef knife on nub and tub a little with fin* ger and the job Is done. It will form a scab, which ,wlll come off Itself. I have never had a miss yet. I thiak It Very cruel to cut off the horns. I one cow faint 'away after cutting off her horns.— -A. P. J. In National Stock- attst thls-reijeet It with clam AB U net is not fdot a& ae€friy t .a« man, that I have no trouble. I practice taking off my hens, feeding them, and putting them back on the nest, covering the eggs with a warm cloth while the hens are off. I use incubators but usually have some hens sitting toward the end of the season. I had one egg eater this season, but soon broke her as above. Hens will not eat eggs if they have proper animal food. A morbid appetite is the cause. If I should find one that could not be broken by the treatment that I have mentioned I would take her pff the eggs for a few days and put another hen on them (as I generally have supernumeraries) and give the egg eater a few china eggs to practice on. She would forget her old habit in a few days. One way that hens learn to eat eggs is by having too many hens laying in the same nest. Some of the eggs are broken, and in this way the habit is begun. Whole eggs or half egg shells thrown to them will teach them to break eggs; that was the way my Langshans learned the trick and my Javas learned it by being kept shut up where they were idle. Now when I feed egg shells I always crush them. I now have about 400 chicks. Of the older broods there will weigh eight pounds. The next brood are three weeks younger, and I have two other broods (incubator) at intervals of three weeks in age. The four broods consist of White Javas, White Cochins, White Langshans, and White Plymouth Rocks with a few half-breed Javas with the latter birds. * * * Ruben G. Porter, Emmet county, Michigan.—I have had some trouble with hens eating their eggs in the nests where they were laid, but none eating them when they were sitting on them. Make the nests In kegs and the hens cannot get at them and will soon stop the habit. * * * Oleo In France. The French chamber of deputies has passed a very stringent measure by which it Is made Illegal for dealers In batter to keep oleo for sale, or vice versa; the fraudulent compositions are only to be sold at places especially designed by the municipality of each town. Moreover, all boxes, firkins, or other packages containing oleo, must bear the word "margarine" Ih large chararters, and a full description must be given of the elements employed in making the composition. In the retail trade all oleo must be placed In bags, on the outside ofw hich are to be found a description of the article with the name and address of the vendor. Full authority Is given to the inspectors to enter butter factories and shops, and take specimens for analysis; in the event of the specimens being found pure the cost ylll be borne by the state. The penalties for an infraction of the new law will vary from six days' to three months' imprisonment, and a fine of ?20 to '$1,000, while In the event of the same person being convicted a second time within a year, .the maximum fine will also be imposed. There will also be a heavy fine imposed on persons who place hinderance in the way of the inspectors. "as «offipletely _ Oregon ffltperittefljBbtttoft. v , •»-•;;; tifff EAtl«* fieft*. , y,," t have had some teas eat their «fgi where laid, but find thai it ata« ways occurs in midwinter df spring whea the birds are grit, it generally commences, by; la>., ing soft shelled eggs or .laying eftihe roosts at night, when they have an ofij f portualty to roll the eggs around ttad peck at them. When the Spring 'is fairly on and the laying season id fuli_ swing, 1 have never been bothered except by an occasional case, and if 1 can detect that hen oft goes her head. My sitting hens never bother me by eating the eggs set under them, .unless I happen to put in an egg that has a-' very soft shell and it gets broken itii the nest, or in some case where the nest is made in such a manner that the hen has to drop Into It from too great height, and thus accidentally break an egg. But those accident* I usually guard against after one experience. As to treatment, if it is an,iso-> lated case of egg eating and I can, find the hen I chop her head off. But If in' early spring or In the winter a mama ( seems to seize them for egg oatlng I scatter china nest eggs on the floor and in the nests, and keep all eggs picked up as fast as they are laid for a few days and find no difficulty in stopping the habit in this way! Joseph Murphy. Delta County, Michigan. ders, and the sleeves leaving the round arms bare, was peculiarly becoming, and the pearl necklace and bracelets—* Archer's gift—were no whiter or purer than the throat and wrists they eu- circled. (TO BB CONTINUED.) CARRIED TO GRAVE IN A DRAY, A Salclclo Gambler Vflia tiett Unique Instructions to Be ObeyeU. Fort Scott (Kan.) special: Howard M. Cummins, a gambler of Clinton, Mo,, and widely known In Missouri, Kansas, end Texas, committed suicide at his room in the Huntlngton hotel in this city the other evening by taking morphine, He first attempted to hang himself by suspending a trunk rope from the bedstead. He was discovered by. the chambermaid, but took morphine in an hour or so and died shortly afterward. Cummins was a brptbeHn-Jaw, of R. B. Larimer, a tailor of Clinton, Mo., for whom he left a letter. He was a son of Judge J. R. Cummins, department commander of the G. A. R. of Oklahoma territory and the probate judge of Kingfisher county. He was known as one of the most daring gam' biers pf the three states, having operated in all the larger cities. He re» centiy came here and won $4,800 from the gamblers, and then went to Hous« tpn, Tex., where he operated a few days ago. He returned here Friday and had been complaining of sickness. He went to his room before noon and was found at lupper time. We i$ft a jettej giving$Ctipna 88 t» the "' me equal tp ypur ow8i and given Of oferiBf yo.u. ft of yaw. answer. J m waittaf It ta flje, M,ajg|e," after ttyi Jwswv B* F. J, Marshall, Butler county, Ohio.— yes, I have had some experience with the egg eaters. It is a pernicious habit and hard to break up if several get at it at the same time. The beat way then Is to make a nest slanting so that the egg will roll out of the reach and sight of the ben as soon as it is laid. Care should be taken that the construction of the nest is such that the eggs will not be broken as they roll away. Confined hens are most apt to contract this habit, I have also had hens that were sitting eat their eggs. They would bring off an egg with them every time they came off to eat and keep up the habit till the eggs were all gone. Such hens usually break an egg when get' ting on the nest and then take it out with them next time they go to feed. I never could remedy this to my satisfaction. Nests for sitters should not be deep at point of entrance as that condition is mpst likely to result in broken eggs. I think that If they did not ;et an egg broken at first they would •ot carry them off, but the smeared ggs make them worse. Whenever an :gg has been broken and the other ggs smeared they should be at once 'ashed in lukewarm water and the asts made dark, if possible, Pehornlne Calve?. Cattle ought not to have horns. We .11 believe that today. It is best to jreed them off. There are as good animals of the beef breeds that are polled as that have horns. Jt is time that horns were bred off the milk breeds. Next best Is to prevent the horn starting on the calf. It is not five minutes' time, nor one cent's expense, tp do it, I have dehorned many an4 never failed or made a sore head. After using patented fluids and caustic P9tasb, J now use common concentrate^ Jye, such as the wpmeB use for breaking water and making soap. When the calf is less than te» days ojd is the irigfct time, Simply wet tb,e where yp,« expect tfee horn — ' * lye as earn,, Jucllcloui Feeding of Cattle. In an address, B. P. Lee said: "If we would be successful breeders of cattle, we should give to our cows an abundant supply of healthful food, proper shelter and exercise; then select the best bull we can afford to purchase, for crossing with them; and when this is accomplished, we have employed more or less imperfectly all the processes under which the domestic animals of the same species develop into breeds. Good food, or the lack of it, exorcise in moderation or excess, shelter or exposure, and selection or carelessness in crossing, these make up the sum total of the influences which modify constantly, for better or for worse, our horses and cattle, hogs and sheep. The form, constitution, and temper of every domestic animal is, aside from the characteristics of the species, the effect of the interplay of these causes. Judicious feeding, careful treatment in shelter and exercise, and skilful selection for coupling, are the key notes to the breeders's art. If one of these be lacking, breeding is nearly a failure. If all are defective, the animals that result are well night worthless. We must be careful in regard to mating. The breeder should notice the defects of the female he wishes to breed, and couple her with a male as nearly perfect as possible; and especially strong In the point where she is weak, and by so doing for a few generations, we shall have arrived at nearly perfection. Medium Hogs for Market.—Drovers' Journal: Big corn means big hogs. Big hogs means lots of lard, big hams and big pork, which is now; and is liable to remain a heavy drug on the market. The January flurry in the prices of hogs and provisions made everybody feel bullish, and the consequence was farmers and feeders held their hogs long after they ought to have been shipped. While cellars and storehouses have been crowded with heavy, fat stuff that nobody seemed to want, packers say they cannot possibly supply the demand for bacon and cuts of pork made from light hogs at prices considerably above board of trade quotations. There is nothing like supplying the demand with what it wants, and holding already heavy hogs to simply store more cheap corn into them is folly. Better sell the hogs when they are at the most desirable weights and save the corn, which wilt come In handy. Silos.—Prof. Georgeson at the Kansas Dairy association convention said: "I would like to Indorse the question of silos. We have had fifty-six head of cattle, which we wintered last year, and they were wintered for six months on the corn that was raised on twenty acres or a little less; all put in the silo. They were fed an average of forty pounds of ensilage per day. We began feeding it the latter part of October and it lasted until the middle of May, They got nothing else except a little corn stalks fed in the daytime. It kept them in good condition, The Shorthorns and those cows which f we did not care to feed for milk did not get a grain of anything else." Bueep, The history of sb'^ep husbandry dates back to almost as remote a period as that of man, and from that time to the present, has justly occupied a prominent position in the commerce of all civilized nations of the world, being a source of luxury, ornament and profit, and when John Randolph of Roanoke publicly proclaimed that he would at any time go a mile out of his way to kick a sheep, he virtually asserted that it would be a luxury to abuse his best friend. I do not propose in this brief essay to give the origin or history of the various families or kinds of sheep, but will view the subject as It exists In our country at the present time, as a branch of mixed husbandry. That a flock of sheep Is a necessity on the farm I unhesitatingly assert. As laborers in the field they are industrious and thorough, feeding upon briars and many other species of vegetable vermin, consuming much of all kinds of forage, both in summer and winter, that is rejected by other stock and converting it into and distributing over the field a more valuable fertilizer than it would be in a crude state.—C. C. MQJ- ton, New York Milk,— Mr. Van burg, assistant commissioner of agriculture for New York, said to a reporter for The World, in relation to milk as the farmers send it in: "About four cans in one hundred show adulteration. . They show an average of about 10 per cent of adulteration by watering or skimming. This repre- • sents only about sixteen quarts of water added to 4,000 quarts of milk; I claim that there are no two cities in the United States that are supplied' with milk so nearly up to the standard made by the state legislature pf New York as in New York and BrooK- lyn." ' ( - ! Fast-Walking Farm Horses,'-Any ' good breed of trotting horses, or Feeding V«tch As a preliminary report for pose of answering some questions regarding the feeding of vetch hay, I present a brief gummary of results of pur experience in feeding this w^w? rial, We bay? fed t&e ve^ch. bay to, horse which has thoroughbred ^ its veins, can by practice be made to walk fast. No common-bred animal can be made a fast walker, A, fast walker is made by careful exercise, Jn that gait and it is a delightful one fo^ a traveler if his steed walks Ipur^or five miles an hour. It is also. Ypry-Jp~ portant to the farmer to have a fasj; walking team; but it depends, on the rider or driver whether a, ever attains this highly quality.— Farm an4 Home, Danger in Hol4|ng farmer who "W* for a, rise" does always get it. Re io$es a 49WW<j terest, for tfee farmer who has in ban4 C&P e^ve twice the terest by byyiog «1J Vs uee4e4 10 bwlk a&4 by for them, Alter stock, is fattening steej-8, aid .ft CQW» }n both, c&fteB the, very • there, is a probability afld§d epst o{ is value, 8? to? ,i

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