The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 24, 1897 · Page 3
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•-•., ^ - -a; j- -• 'jiff* •{-"•* J . - " **t-/2 ¥ o >CJ i^Hfh. 1 ' **• 1 - ' * > -*• tjwifi pfef tomis? ill.— 5ii as our hearty greetings 1 proceeded to ascef tain How year had treated Carrletoh. I }i deligiited and astonished at it change for the better which fen place in his manner, no less appearance Me looked far IUd« ft flab Ii«if tor IK wft*w«H 1 Bate dtSsftade'dlM, wh6 Itt two envied tine We gosA . fcustt he seemed happier, brlglit- igether more like ordinary hit- r. Not only had he greeted me Bittoet 'boisterous glee, but dtir- drive through the wonderful „ he was In the gayest spirits till of fun and anecdote. I con- Ited him heartily upon the $1 improvement in his health, fitttally and physically. ., 1 am much better," he said. .owed a part of your advice-gave aping, tried constant change of I interested myself in many more I, I am quite a different man. £ supernatural visitations? i , anxious to learn that hie cure In iirectlon was complete. face fell, pe hesitated a second answering. not now," he said. "I fought »8t the strange feeling, and be- jjhave got rid of It— at least I hope lid no more on the subject.. Car,, plunged into a series of vivid |mlmetic descriptions of the vari- of Scotch character which he haA ..with during his stay. He depicted fexperiences so amusingly that I (bed heartily for many a mile. But why the change in your name? iced, when he paused for a moment iis merry talk. e blushed, and looked rather amed. "I scarcely like to tell you; will think my reason so absurd. .Jever mind. I don't judge you by, IB ordinary standard." Iwell, the fact is, -my -cousin Is also Scotland. I feared If I gave my true ne at the. hotel at which I stayed on way here, he might by chance see ' and look me up in these wild fglons." Well, and -what if he did? '"I can't tell you. I hate to know I el like it. But I have always, per- faps without cause, been afraid of him and this place is horribly lonely. |NOW that I understood the meaning his words' I thought the boy must I joking; but the grave look on his B showed me he was never further Bin merriment. IWhy, Carriston," I cried, "you are itively ridiculous about your cousin. Su can't think the man wants to mur- stroll. I returned, attd Whilst standing at the door ot the house, was positively startled by the beauty of a girl who passed me and entered, as If she were a regular inhabitant of the place. Not a rosy Scotch lassie, such as one would expect to find indigenous to the soil; but a slim graceful girl with delicate classical features. A girl with & mass of knotted light hair, yet with the apparent anomaly, dark eyes, eye-lashes and eyebrows—a combination which, to my mind, makes a style of beauty tare, irresistible, and dangerous above nil others. The features which filled the exquisite oval of her face Were refined and faultless. Her complexion was pale, but Its pallor in no way suggested anything save perfect health, to cut my enthusiastic description short, I may at once say it has never been my good fortune to cast my eyes on a lovelier creature than this young girl. Although her dress was of the plainest and simplest description, no one could have mistaken her for a servant; and much as I admire the bonny, healthy Scotch country lassies, 1 felt sure that the mountain air had never reared a being of this ethereal type, , . ft great deal CUR 6USAL BBASEfiS, As she passed me, I raised my hat instinctively. She gracefully bent her golden head, and bade me a quiet but unenibarrassed good-morning. My eyes followed her until she vanished at the end of the dark passage which led to the back of the house. Even during the brief glimpse I .enjoyed of this fair unknown, a strange idea occurred to me. There was a remarkable likeness between her delicate features and those, scarcely less delicate, of Carriston. This resemblance may have added to the interest the girl's appearance awoke in my mind. Anyway, I entered our sitting- room, and, a prey to curiosity and perhaps hunger, awaited with much .impatience the appearance of Carriston— and breakfast. The former arrived first. Generally speaking, he was afoot long before I was, but this morning we had reversed Mow strange fend out-of-place h e *• name and fade seemed amid our surroundings. If at first somewhat shy and retiring, she toon, If only for CarfIston's sake, consented to lodk upon me as a friend, and talked to m& freely and unreservedly. Then I found that her nature was as sweet as hef face. Such a conquest did she make of me that, save for one chimerical reason, I should have felt quite certain that Carriston had chosen well, and would be happy in wedding the girl ot his choice; heedless of her humble position in the world, and absence of befitting wealth. When once his wife, I felt sure that if he cared for her to win social success, her looks and .bearing would insure It, and from the great improvement which, as I have already said, I noticed in his health and spirits, I believed that his marriage would make his life longer and happier. Now for my objection, which seems almost a laughable one. I objected on the score of the extraordinary resemblance, which, BO far as a man may resemble a woman, existed between Charles Carriston and Madeline Row- ttlftts a* (it tits •tad tile Cute tw*. if** rt«a«euw MW tafeft fw* ken*), m ttt m«t each- 6* tha abuts iwiwfetioft, h fl defiftfletti' itey have always wsbvAWd all «uduittg& Wrtrt first COW tnftt was e*ftoti» 6i Option ft8 td tfcftt tXA i » ; Mid, »S*&erlffi6ftt with her fti ffitlch as stlnfdiiS IWill you »1«AM, shfe trtll teVW get 6ft her Let tleAHltjitti, tttf to feet again." In fit teefl boat* AftM #«** Hdgflen* '.'Hefging JWg " W het the first dose 6f salt-petfe she gol eiatly lhe wealngi- 1ft on her ieet with her own accdtd and h m ft 48 hours was gltihg 20 pounds of milk twice a day, if the above Is of any droppings aa the UM to you or your fellow men, use » ih tw hot MB. choiefa T MAY not be ahiiss to suggest to Inexperienced butter-makers that they will save themselves a good deal of trouble, loss 'of time and damage iiuiuiw _ „ to the butter If they took cate O j them "fof all they praftAdtttg. - 6f &tt e af 6 f come's al6ng gems and alk will bear in mind a UM o o , . and "not ptit ybuf light under a wish- (tpdn n ftfl a bfeed, aftd i Aeft i." t have kept a dairy to^ll* w ductioh, of thirty or forty caws, for ;S bef of years, fed them heavily attd lHg few that simple rules apply with . worth" and have beett fairly successful, an. The mor.e I them the more I was struck by it. A stranger might well have taken them for twin brother and sister. The same delicate features, drawn in the same lines; the same soft, dark, dreamy eyes; even the same shaped heads. Comparing the two, it needed no phrenologist or phy- siognomist to tell, you that where one excelled the other excelled; "Where one failed the other was wanting. Now, could I have . selected a wife for my friend, I would have chosen and constitution from his own. the usual order of things. I saw him I cried: As soon as I think.' I am er you." !"I don't know what laying things to you which I ought not K say; but every time I meet him I |el he hates me, and wishes me out of a world." 'Between wishing and doing, there is |great difference. I dare say all this 'fancy on your part." f'Perhaps so. Anyway, Cecil Can- is Igood a name up here as Charles Carton, so please humor my whim and no more about it." it made no difference to me by iat name he chose to call himself 'dropped the subject. I knew of old at some of his strange prejudices fre proof against anything I could do Iremove them. At last we reached fr temporary abode. It was a sub- Intial low-built house, owned and Lbited by a thrifty middle-aged low who, although well-to-do so far 6 the simple ideas of her neighbors it was nevertheless always willing .add to her resources by accommo- 'Ung such stray tourists as wishad to fry themselves for a day or two in *itude, or artists who, like our- vee preferred to enjoy the beauties ' ' undisturbed by the usual eb- Carriston, tell me at once who is the lovely girl I met outside. An angel, with dark eyes and golden hair. Is she staying here like ourselves?" A look of pleasure flashed into his eyes—a look which pretty well told me everything. Nevertheless, he answered as carelessly as if such lovely women were as common to the mountain side as rocks and branches: "I expect you mean Miss Rowan; a niece of our worthy landlady. She lives with her." "She cannot be Scotch with such a face-and eyes." "Half and half. Her father was called an Englishman; but was, I believe, of French extraction. They say the name was originally Kohan." Carrlaton seemed to have made close inquiries as to Miss Rowan's parent- one with habits entirely different She should have been a bright, bustling woman, with lots of energy and common sense—one who would have rattled him about and kept him going—not a lovely, dark-eyed, dreamy girl, who could for hours at a stretch make herself supremely happy if only sitting at her lover's feet and speaking no word. Yet they were a handsome couple, and never have I seen two people s'o utterly devoted to each other as those two seemed to be during those autumn days which I spent with them. I soon had a clear proof of the closeness of their mental resemblance. One evening Carriston, Madeline, and I were sitting out of doors, watching the gray mist deepening in the valley at our feet. Two of the party were, of course, hand In hand, the third seated at a discreet distance—not so far away 'us to preclude conversation, but far enough off to be able to pretend that he saw and heard only what was intended for his eyes and ears. How certain topics, which I would have avoided discussing with Carriston, were started, I hardly remember. Probably some strange tale had been passed moi-e force In cold weather than warm, says V. M. Couch In American Dairyman. The temperature of the cream for churning Is a matter of the first importance. W'hat the exact churning temperature should be can be determined by experiment, for the condition of the cream varies on different farms, owing to the kind of cows, the way they are fed and the method of setting the milk and keep- Ing and ripening the cream, but a temperature of about 62 degrees will come nearer, I believe, to suiting most cases than any other. It Is sate to begin at- that temperature and. If not ? satisfactory, raise or lower It at succeeding churnings until tho proper degree is reached. For lnlt#nce.,.8hpuia the' churning at 62 degrees take too long a time and the butter when it comes is off-color and inclined to bo crumbly, at the next churning try a temperature of 64 or 66 degrees, accord- Ing to circumstances. When If the butter comes too soon and Is soft, a lower temperature should be tried. Cream should not be allowed to freeze, but if only one churning a week be made, It should be kept cool enough to keep It from souring till the day before it is churned, when If not slightly acid, It should be set In a room warm enough so that It will become so in twenty- four hours. The cream should be well thil 18 [ground, So matsy pfactlee-it, lleve In it that If 1 i all lhfc Toms, tHcka i Oklahoma to Ohio would, of ft Much Room?-More room is re- ntng down stairs' inthe poultry house In stove, and pertta N. qu e than in summer because dudng the ling me hastily to seek the warm season the fowls can go outside, to the tallest timber. So i wi li ' "*' but during the day she should be kept busy. Ten fowls In a poultry house ten feet ^nuare (making 100 square feet) are sufficient, but most persons endeavor to double and even treble that mim- ber, and the consequence is that they feed too many fowls in proportion to the number of hens they keep. (The Farmers' Review doubts the correctness of the statement, and believes that far less room Is required,) Frozen Food.—All food that has been moistened will freeze and become useless when the weather is cold. When the food is placed in the trough it should be rather too little than, too much, and should be given -warm. As soon as the hens have eaten, all the food left over should be removed and the trough cleaned. If they have not had (mough a little wheat or corn may be scattered in Utter for them to Cl.kl.kk**u>uf «••••• —- — o » ' , - . Ing water, nesting In cold, damp places and other errors In feeding and care. Pisease bacteria and cleanliness are antagonistic, and the farmer Will not flourish If environed by the latter, with this one exception, that there has been a profuse production of the former In some near-by fountain of filth, Poultry innl KKB Trices, noteworthy feature in the egg stirred every time a fresh skimming is scratch. If they eat partially frozen trade In Chicago during the ended year was the phenomenally, low prices real- f ized. The greatest production of eggs. t ; or the beginning of the egg season. J ; proper, which usually occurs 1 In March and April, took place much earlier, in 1896, and eggs fell to 12% cents a dozen In the month of January, and during the spring the capacities of the several cold-storage houses were taxed to accommodate the eggs stored. Prices age. But what brings her here?" I asked. "She has nowhere else to go. Rowan was an artist. He married a sister of our hostess, and bore her away from her native land. Some years ago she died, leaving this one daughter. Last year the father died, penniless, they tell me, so the girl has since then lived with her only relative, her'aunt." "Well," I said, "as you seem to know all about her, you can Introduce me by and bye." "With the greatest pleasure, if Miss Rowan permits," said Carriston. I was couditlonal ;ng and flowing stream of sight-seers, ks Carriston asserted, the accommo- Ition, if homely, was good enough for single men; the fare was plentiful our rooms were the picture of eanllness, After a cursory inspection felt sure that I could for a few weeks faS myself very happy in these quar- not & promise with as much respect to the lady's wishes as if she had been a duchess. Then, .with the liberty a close friend may take, I.drew toward me a portfolio, full, I presumed, of sketches of surrounding scenery. To my surprise Carriston jumped up hastily and snatched it from me. "They are too bad to look at," he said. As I struggled to regain possession, sundry strings broke, und, lo and behold! the floor was littered, delineations of rock, lake, . down from wflder and even more solitary regions than ours—some ridiculous tale of Highland superstition, no doubt embellished and augmented by each one-who repeated it to his fellows. From her awed look, I soon found that Madeline Rowan, perhaps by reason of the Scotch blood in her veins, was as firm a believer in things visionary find beyond nature, as ever Charles Carriston, in his sillest moments, could be. As 'soon as I could, I stopped the talk, and the next day, finding the girl for a few minutes alone, told her plainly that subjects of this kind should be kept as far as possible from her future husband's thoughts. She promised obed,!- 6'rs I had not been twenty-four hours in a house before I found out one reason ' the great change in the better in arles Carriston's demeanor; knew I ^ e - sU'l I had seen a tew raln- 8 FuU face> prpfl le, three- ence, with dreamy eyes which looked as far away and full of visions as Carriston's, "By the 'bye," I said, "has he ever spoken to you of seeing strange things?" "Yes; he has hinted at it," "And you believe him?" "Of course I do; he told me so." This was unanswerable. "A pretty pair they will make," I muttered, as Madeline slipped from me to welcome her lover, who was approaching. "They | added, or twice a day. H.OME his and Whether oye his the &hy his step was lighter, Mghter, his voice gayer |hple bearing altered to £130 P. WftS ^ SX^ujBGt |6n or not I could not as yet Say. >The boy was in love; in love as only £ passionate, romantic, imaginative Vure can be; and even then only in a lifetime,' Heedless, liead- trong Imp" l6lve < and entll '9ly his own jaster, he had given his very heart soul into the keeping of a woman. fvT . " HAT a man of Carr i s t o n's r a n k, breeding, and refinement, should meet his fate within the walls of a lonely farm-hcmse, beyond the Trossachs,- seems jn- were there—each study perfectly executed by Carriston's clever pencil, I threw myself into a chair and laughed aloud, whilst the young man, blushing and discomfited, quickly huddled the portraits between the coveys, just as a genuine Scotch lassie bore in a Plentiful-and.,-to>e, very —' will see ghosts in every corner, and goblins behind ever curtain." i.i When putting the cream In the churn, .strain it through a cloth strainer. This will remove all specks that would mar the sir itm»o Kowtow's- Ai ) »oi»co of an...!, O j appearance of the r butter, including bits d r may have formed Sir Isaac Newton, too, frequently for- hardened in the cream, and . which,, U •got whether he' had dined or not, It allowed to go Into the chwvn, WQUW is reported that on one occasion his show as white specks In the butter, « friend, — Sir Isaac asked him to be seated, and he would JQln J)in> shorfcly. The phi-| announced, granulated butter is made—which Js best and most proper ucs^po hard flr. tpo ? 0 ^- ••••*• - -••-• - . Lei' wSvm'edpr cooled to suit the ease Carriston did favor me with hie cojn- diiring the whole of ; th,at day, but, in spite of my having come to Scotland to enjoy his society, that day, guessed reasons, was the only one in which I had undisputed possession of my friend, Of course I bantered him a great deal on the portfolio episode. He took it iu good part, attempted little or no defense, Indeed, before night }ie had tgld me with all a boy'e fervor how he had loved Madeline Rowan at first hqw in tne ghort space of i w jji cft na d elapsed since that meeting . o r e d i b J e. 0 « e I , ;e ha( j W00 ed her a»d won her; how ana as time K on it becam^ evuJent if the buller is to be salted with brine sy^ra. s PHsr t.r-s«i rssja gffjta wsas.^2* £xr wt1 ™ 8 "*" w< "" ished the fowl. When Sir Isaac entered much time. the room, and saw the remnants of tho meal, he apologized and said: ''Believe , cor VespQndent Qf Hoard's, me, I had quite forgotten I had dined. ^ C p r ; Bw , Gregory, Sullivan Co., N, y claims to have been successful in tlie treatment of m»K fever with cows. For the benefit of. our dairymen iye give VM& tQ ft rtpu J wv BOP would scarcely expect to find among surroundings a wife su}t- of. his stamp. A n <* yet \vlie had at th,e co»I blame him for weals goQcl ftnd pea utlful she was; WOVB uiped her; how when j ' McewW y how happy he felt; sputh he should after making a at °» ce away. Miss Susan is an exceedingly refined young w &° some live summer*. She IB tull of airs an4 eraces, reserved, selfrcontalnea and ploediy wp»ieb' ^ Ue cut her dead in the street P»e day, ana he hauteur, she wW her tor her » e »' extreme nounceji society y9H, HWfc bwt J not lay. Winter Expenses—The profits will and, though all the cold-storage eggs have not been disposed of, Chicago en- lot be large if the expenses are noti £_;%£; YeW"year wit h 50,000 oases ot cept down, The loss from useless I WB ww u« * « _ males, hens that dp not Jay, and chicks year ago. r wej . e carrlqil over one The supply of poultry has that make no growth sometimes ba - . ^ " s ^ aller> proportionately than ancestlje. profits produced by the profit- » « . . estimated that the able ben* There will be some good. PJJJ yfe j^. ie was one . t uird less— hens in all flocks, and they,.Rlve large ciop or i H * * promts for tne entire year, but the;*" * • expenses'due to keeping fowls that pro- Be i ow are average prices for the year «"H«»«wy» ~~<>- *- *"-•-» — „„_,* *« I tjeiuw «»o »iv,ne?v * duce nothing lead ^^ ^experienced to g ^ poultry: attach the fault to the whole, the good i as .well as the inferior: when the best course is to dispose of all but the ones Jftuuai , y _ that are paying for the shelter ana fooa February Bggs.Poultry, bestowed. Bowel Please ChlcUa.-TUe March Apvll principal cause of loss of chicks in May winter Is bowel disease, which is gen; June erally attilbuted to the kind of foo4 " l used, but which }s flue, as a rule, tq lack of warmth. Chicks are very s«s- ceptible to changes ol temperature, an4 November during damp flays, A brood- his formula as The tevswla tfeat w»a adopted was to ve % pouwd salt-petre QJI first wy ««* fc lever (which Is aiv»y» by drying up of the »9W Of pill? five ac°»tte; }p $WQ If aot reJievea'(do pot trjr to CPV ME Jutlet bw be at any tWe, *W BbouW » yo«»e «W° l < becpwe oWUea bowel "sease at once sets in and the chick BOOS rpr an4 One tofT iTwi'wUT been & J^ yeaM riuo- fc9g prtw OT WJ rtWI

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