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Algona, Iowa
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THE UPPEJ? DEH MOINEM: A LOON \. tOWA WtttWttBnAY WVaatffiBB 1?. t8ft7. INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION. CHAPTER VIII. ARLY in the inoru- ing after Miss Hetherington's vis- _\ it, Marjorie prepared to set out for the Castle. She would gladly have made some excuse to stay at home, but Mr. Lorraine, would not hear of it, and at his earn- "It you. est request she consented. "She is your best friend," said the minister, "and you must not offend her." "Very well, I will ''go," answered Marjorie; "but 1 shall come home early in the afternoon. She'll never ask ine to staji k all night? If she does, I can't do It!" "Why not. Marjorie?" "The Castle's eerie enough at daytime, but at night it's dreadful, and Miss Hetherington creeps about like a ghost. I'd sooner sleep out in the kirkyard." At a quarter before nine she started, for she had three miles to walk, and sho wished to linger on the road, which lay through pleasant country pastures and among green lanes. The morning was bright and clear, though there were clouds to seaward which apoke of coming rain. Passing up through the village, the way she had come tho previous day, she saw young Sutherland standing at the gate of the sveaver's cottage. "Good-morning, Marjorie. Where arc you going to so early?" "Up to Miss Hetherington's at the Castle," she replied. "Are you going to walk?" "Yes." "Then may I come with you a piece of the road?" "Not today, Johnnie," slie said, nervously. "I'm late, and must hurry on.". The young man sighed, but did not press his request. Troubled and vexed at the meeting, Marjorie walked quidc- '.y away. She followed the, townward highway :ill she came to the 'cross-roads where she had alighted from the wagonette. f!lose to the cross-road there was a rtile, and she was about !:o nlep ov«r, when she heard a voice behind her. Turning quickly she saw to hur astonishment the French teacher from Dumfries. He was clad in a dark walking-suit, with, broad-brimmed, wide-awake hat, and was smoking a cigar. Ha looked ;it her smilingly, and raised his hat. She thought he had never looked so handsome, as lie atood there in. tho sunshine, with his pale ftice .smiling and his bright black eyes fixed eagerly upon her. "Monsieur Cnussidiere!" t:he cried in astonishment. "Yes, it is I!" ho replied in his sad, musical voice. "1 have walked from '-.lie town, and was going down to see you." "To see me!" she echoed. "Yes, mademoiselle, and tho good man your guardian. You have spoken of him so often that I longed to mako his acquaintance, and, having two idle -.lays before me, I came her-?, as you behold." Murjorie did not know waat to say Dr do, the encounter was so unexpected. She stood trembling and blushing in such obvious embarrassment that the Frenchman came to her relief. "Bo not let me detain you, if you have an appointment. Or f.tay! perhaps you will permit rne to walk a little way in your company?" And before she quite understood what was taking place, he had lightly leaped the stile and was handing over with great politeness. They strolled along the foot-path side by side. Suddenly Marjorie paused. "I am going up to the Castle," she said, "and I shall not be back till tho afternoon. Do not let me take you out of your way," The Frenchman smiled and shrugged his shoulders. "Oh! one way is to me as good us another," he exclaimed. "But you said you wished to sco Mr. ceal," persisted the Frenchman. is very natural that, having met I should offer to escort you." "In Franco, mnyhe, but not here in Annandale. Down here, monsieur, when two folk are seen out walking in the fields together, all tho world tie- lieves them to be courting." She had spoken without reflection, and her fat:e now grew crimson as sho met her companion's eyes and realized the significance of her own words. "I sen." cried the Freehman. laughing. "They would take mo for your lover." Marjorie did not reply, but turned her face away and began to walk on rapidly. But the Frenchman kept by her side. "Ah, my child." he continued, "I am more fit to be your father than your lover. I am not so frivolous and vain as to presume to think of one so young and pretty. You must not mind me! 1 am your teacher, your friend—that is all!" She was touched by the tone in which he spoke, but after a moment's hesitation sho paused again, and looked him full in the face. "What you say is quite true, monsieur," she said; "but, oh! do not. follow inc any further. See, that Is the Castle, and who knows but Miss Hetherington herself is watching us from the tower?" She pointed across the fields toward a, dark belt oC woodland, over which two old-fashioned towers were indeed visible, about a mile and a half away. "Well, I will do as you desire, my child," answered Caussidlere, alter a moment's hesitation; "I will go and make the acquaintance of your guardian. Au revoir!" He took her hand, lifted it to his lips, and kissed it; then, with an air of respectful gallantry, he swept, off his hat and bowed. She could not help ar.iil- ing; he. looked so fantastic to nor simple sight, and yet HO handsome! She walked on thoughtfully. At the next stile she turned and looked buck. "Weel favored?" "Yes, and very clever." "Worse -and worse," said Miss Hetherington. "Now, Marjorie, listen to me!" "Yes, Miss Hetherington." "Look me In the face while you answer. Do you think this French scoundrel—he is a scoundrel, tak' it for granted—has come down here In pursuit o' his pupil? Dinna be feared to answer. Is he fond o' you, Marjorio?" "I—I think he likes me." "Has he said as mucklo?" "Yes, Miss Hetherington." nnsvflrod Marjorie, who was Incapable of a falsehood. "And you? What think ye of him?" "I like him very much, Miss Hetherington. He has been very kind and patient with me." "But do you love him?—tell me that; or is it Johnnie Sutherland that has won your silly heart? Out with it, Marjorie Annan. Frank confession's DAIHY ARDJPOULTEt, INTERESTING CHAPTERS FOR OUR RURAL READERS. (lot* SttCCMRfot Farmer* Operate This Uopnrtment of the tnrin—A Few Hint* a* to the Cure of Live Stock and Fonltry, good for the soul, and I'm your friend." Marjorie blushed, but kept her frank blue eyes fixed on her questioner's face. "I don't love anybody. Miss Hetherington—not In the way you mean." "Arc you sum o' that?" "Quite sure." ;the i plan Fowls Fcnned lip'. FARMER In the current number of the Land Magazine gives the results of poultry keeping on a somewhat considerable scale. He has found that V-'-hena shut up In ample pens give the minimum of trouble, and lay maximum of eggs. His is to erect, "houses" ac- enclose, with ordinary wire netting, fixed to upright poles in the ground, spaces around each, ranging from nlne- .ty-eight to 277 square yards. The •ground set apart for the runs was tho in cold wefcthef; bring the feed to her. Winter pastures are the delight of the horse raiser and the steer farmer* but a delusion to the winter dairyman. Be not deceived. The weather In winter Is not stilted to milk production and the cow must be sheltered from the rain, snow and wind. No matter how much green grass you have out In the winter pasture, the cow giving rnllk Is not the animal to turn out there to eat It. She will do well at it for a time, but soon will adjust herself to the climate and fatten Instead of continuing to fill the pall until spring, The place Where creameries have to shut down In winter because of lack of milk Is where winter pastures are the most of a success, and the places where winter dairying Is most successful are those where no reliance Is placed on winter pasture for cow feed. This does not prove that succulent food like all* age and roots Is deleterious in winter. Far from it. But succulent food should be fed In a warm barn, not out in the flrst and afterwards etnadate The liver fluke Is & smooth, flat-worth, while a shows the fringed eestode to t>6 a, ed tapeworm, with fringes* catering ine segments. Under liquid these fflftgej may be seett by the unaided lye, find are diagnostic, tho viscera of the tnif* ty-one sheep slaughtered in Brooking** during April, 189t, were e*ainlft8a. Sixteen sheep which had been summer fed on closely pastured prairie, and watered from nearly dried-up pdttds, were found Infested with the fringe^ eestode. The other fifteen sheep bad grazed on abundant grass, had access to a plentiful supply of pure water afid were entirely free from internal parasites. Thus the region near Oakwood Lakes was remarkable tor Its exemption from sheep parasites. The facts al* ready ascertained in this Investigation Indicate that if the young lambs are fed untainted food in troughs, of ott clean pastures, and given an abundance of clean water, with a liberal supply of "Then you're a wise lassie, cried the : rough patchea genera n y found near to dy, rising to her feet. "Men are klt.Uo : the nomcstead , lnd outbuildings. At open field. This is a hard thing to | ga j t . tnero ) s mile danger of their be omlng infested with the fringed ces* ode. As It Is generally believed that more prairie sheep die during their first vinter from the effects of the fringed estodo than from any other cause, this Ino of Investigation will be continued. lady cattle, and safer at n distance. Look : t] , e outset hc sc i ec tcd fowls that were at that picture," shn continued, swl- :KOO $ layers, such as a cross between denly pointing to a portrait over tho mantelpiece. "You ken who is it?" "Yes: your brother, Mr. Hugh." "Hugh Hetherlngton, God rest his light and brown Leghorn cocks and the dark Brahma hens. They were, of course, most prolific In March, April, May, June and July, but March and soul! and the best brother woman evnr ;Aprll pullets began laying on October He was still stationary in the pathway, gazing after her; but the moment she looked back he kissed his hand. Marjorie turned again and walked on, with no little fluttering of the heart. When she reached the Castle, an elderly man-servant led her into the lobby, a dark and dreary passage hung with oil paintings and antique mans and prints; thence into a lurge a-part- ment, divided by an open folding-door into two portions. Here he lei't her. to announce her ar- rlval to liia mistress. Presently the room door opened, and tho mistress o£ the house appeared. She was dressed in an old-fashioned robe o£ stiff black silk, and worn a cap, like that of a. widow, over her snow- white hair. She came in loaning on her crutch, and nodded grimly to her guest. "Sit ye doon," she said, pointing to a had. Folk thought that ho wan bad, and he had ray father's temper; but, he guarded his sister like , a watch-dog; and I wish you had a brother to guard you half as weel. Look underneath my een, on my right cheek! You sue Unit mark? I shall carry it to my grave. Hugh gave it to me when 1 was a young lass. He struck me in the face wl' hU flbt, because he thought I was hiding something from him, and coortlng wi f one I neednn. name." The lady's face grew full of a wild, fierce light as she spoke, and she laughed strangely to herself. Marjories gazed at her in dread. "It was a He, but Hugh was right, he loved his sister. He kenned what men were, he knew their black boarts. They're a' bad, or mostly a*. Tak' warning, Marjorie Annan, and hearken to me! Let nae man come to you in secret wl' words o' love; hide naethlng from them that care for you—from Mr. Lorraine or from me. Trust the auld heads, Marjorie; they ken what Is right. God has made you bonny; may He keep yon pure and happy till the end!" Her tone was changed to one of deep earnestness, even of pathos. She walked up and down the room in agitation, pausing now and again, and leaning upon hot- crutch. "No that 1 would line yon lead a lonely life!" she exclaimed after n pause. "Look at me! I'm no that old In years, but I'm gray, gray wi' loneliness and trouble. I might hae had one to care for me; I might hae had bairns; but it was na to be. I'm a rich woman, but 1 hae neither kith nor kin. Lord forbid you should ever be the same! But when you marry—and marry you will some day—you must choose a true man—ay, true and honest, whether he bo-rich or poor; and if you Banna choose, let the auld folk that care foi yon, and that ken the world 'choose foi you. Trust their een, no your aln! Never deceive them; keep nao secret? 1, so that he had a good supply of eggs all the year round. The food in the morning consisted of good soft meal, with a sprinkling of meat crlssel in summer, and, In tho very cold weather, Indian meal, which is a heat producer, in the evening, wheat, buckwheat, darl, or heavy oats were given, separately, 'not mixed. No maize was thrown idown, as It is fat-producing, and lessens the laying capacity of the hens. .There was no limit to tho supply of ' ; water and grten stuffs. The results ]were highly satisfactory. The egg year 'ends on September 30, and from October 1, 1895, to September 30, 1896, our 'poultry farmer had an average of 150 fowls, and collected during tho year 18,963 egga, In addition rearing 154 .broods of chickens and ducklings. Octo: ber and November were the only two months when the eggs were below 1,000 a month. The best results were from two pens, jointly covering COS square impress upon those who are lovers ot the steer. The more rich feed a steer has the less he cares for shelter. He will often sleep in the snow from choice. The heifer fed like a steer will be much like one, and as unlike what she should be for milk as possl- jle. Bo careful not to put her on a starchy diet and expose her to cold winds, nor even keep a cow in milk on pasture in cold weather. Shelter her, make her comfortable without forcing her to use her food as fuel to keep her warm. Exposure is a fatal mistake no matter how seductive may be the temptation. Thrift mid HoiilUi. Keeping animals thrifty Is one of the best ways of keeping them healthy. Bulletin 55 of the South Dakota Experiment. Station says: "In September, 1896, when the experiment lambs were fed growing rape, their droppings contained segments of Monicsiii expansa, R. Bl., the broad tapeworm of sheep, Indicating that a previous weakening of the lambs' digestive systems had permitted tho lodgement and Increase of these parasites. Inquiry revealed the fact that the lambs had suffered from lack of water am grass on their summer range. As these conditions also favor tho growth of the moro harmful Thysanosqma actinlo ides, Dies., the fringed eestode of sheep the droppings were carefully examined but not a trace of the fringed segment could be found. In February, 1S97, twi of the sheep died and many fringed ces- ITore-Mllk. What Is known as the fore-milk usually contains many bacteria, while tho strippings are nearly or quite free Irom them. Bacteria ca» enter the canal of the teat and grow in tho small quantity of milk left In It at each nillk- ing. Hence they are often washed out In great numbers by the first few spoonfuls drawn. I have found as high as 480,000 per cubic centimeter In freshly drawn fore-milk, and In most of tho experiments ,I have made the samples of fore-milk kept a shorter time than tho samples drawn later. In. some cases, however, the fore-milk kept sweet several days (In one case twelve days), Indicating that the bacteria that produced changes in milk were very few In number in it. My experiments would Indicate that cows differ considerably as to the number of bacteria that gain entrance to tho teats; and, of course, the condition in which the body of the cow is allowed to remain, and tho character of the place in which she lies down, would influence In a marked degree the number of bacteria in the fore-milk.—Prof. Cratchle. Lorraine?" "Precisely; but 1 prefer your company• my child." 'He is at home now, and will be 30 glad of some one to talk to." "I see you want to get rid of me, Uttte one," said Caussidiere, paternally, "If I go will you promise to return soon? Remember, I unti\ you do return shall not depart Yes, I Will promise," answered Marjorie, "I—I would rather you did not come any further." "And wherefore, my child? (a my company so disagreeable?" "No, monsieur; but the folk in this place are aye talking, and if they saw rae walking with a strange gentleman It would bo all over the parish before night, and then Miss Hothorington would hear of it, and I should get no peace." And as she spoke she looked round nervously, aa if dreading an eye-witness, "Miss Hetherington! Pray, who is she?" "The lady I am going to see. She has eyes everywhere—nothing happens but she kens." "But surely'there is nothing to con- seat, and herself dropping Into an armchair before the fire. Tlum, drawing out a man's gold hunting-watch and opening it, she continued: "Twenty- five minutes after ten. You're late in coming, Marjorie Annan. 1 doubt you were lingering on the way." CHAPTER IX. S she spoke, and closed her watch sharply, Miss Jleth- iugton fixed her black eyes keenly on Marjorie, who, remembering her recent encounter with Caussldlern, flushed and trembled. A curious smile grew upon the stern woman's bloodless face as she continued: "Ay, ay, you were lingering, and may l)e yon had pleasant company. Who was yon you parted with out there among the green fields?" Marjorie started in consternation. Her fears, then, were right, and it was useless to conceal anything from Miss Hetherington, who was like a witch, and had eyes and ears everywhere. "Oh, Miss Hetherington," she exclaimed, "did you see us together'.'" "I was up on the tower with my spying-glass, and I saw far awa' a-la.ssjy, that looked like Marjorie Annan, and a lad I took at. first for Johnnie Sutherland, till he began booing and kissing his hand, and then I saw it could na be Johnnie." Marjorie now perceived that all concealment was useless, and at once told hev hostess of the meeting with her French teacher. She did not think It expedient, however, to describe with exactness the Frenchman's conversation; but even as it was, Miss Hetherington's brow darkened, and her eyes flashed with a light like that of anger. "Draw doings!" she muttered. "Draw doings for young growing lassie o' seventeen! Your French teacher, bay you? What's his name, Marjorie?" "Monsieur Caussidlere." "And what's the man doing down hero instead of teaching his classes in the town?" "Indeed, I can't tell," returned Mav- jorie. "I met him quite by accident OH my way to 'see you." "Humph! What like is he? Is he young?" • "Not very young. from them, nan!" Mind that, Marjorie An- (TO UK COSTIXUBU.) Tlio Most lieiultlful Foot. The most beautiful foot is the slende one. The stylish girl recognizes thli fact. Her shoes are always largi enough to avoid cramping the foot, am yet they are snug and wonderfully neu and delicate. That is the reason wh> some girls can dance all night wlthou rest, while others have to retire early from a brilliant ball, leaving their hearts behind—in case they do not tlanco and suffer so much with their feet as to preclude the possibility of real enjoyment. If a girl wears a THE YORKSHIRE COACH HORSE, PRINCE OF WALES, THE SIRE OF MANY NOTED PRIZE-WINNERS IN ENGLAND AND A GOOD TYPE OF THE BREED. yards, and containing fifty birds In the two, which yielded 7,727, or an average, roughly, of 154 eggs each in the year. For the present year 177 of these fowls have given the grand total of 22,270 eggs. The record is as follows: Octo- proper shoe, when tho foot is bare, and bm , (lsgo) 9(J8; November> 1>104; Docem- she stands upon it in the privacy of ber lj60S; January (1897)> 1|80 5; Feb- her bedroom, it will be as pretty and ruary> 1>751 . March> 3.547; April> 2 ,941; delicate as a baby's. The instep would May 2>427 . June( o (3 9 5; j u i y) 2,328; Aube high, the heel delicately formed, the gug( .' (to the 19th j nc i UB i V e), 1,396. The' skin as white as alabaster, with pos- k a ] ance of receipts over expenditure, sibly blue veins showing through. The taking j nto account tho stock In hand, general form of the foot will be slen- i eav es a very substantial interest up- der, the toes tapering parallel, and on tne capital Invested. Tho sale book separated by about the thickness of a f or iggo shows that 19,900 eggs, 444 sheet of paper, and adorned with pink- neng and 261 ducklings were sold. The tinted nails. A girl who has such feet eggg f or 1895-6 realized a fraction over as these—and there are many who a penny a piece, while the 19,900 were have them—well may take pride and pleasure in contemplating them. I'ropeller Kepla«e«l at Sea. While iii the mid-Atlantic o>n :•. recent trip the steamship Victoria of Sun- a trifle under. Poultry keepers ought not to sell March and April pullets, as many farmers do, for they lay in winter, when eggs are very scarce, and, consequently fetch high prices. Penning up fowls Is strongly recommend- the t of'herBhafVa7d ed, because they cannot stray and lay "' away from home, the eggs are always But those on board were equal to the emergency. They depressed the bow and elevated the stern by shifting weights so as to enable a spare shaft and screw to be fitted at sea, and after the delay necessary for so heavy a job to be accomplished under such difficult conditions, 9be resumed her voyage and made her port in safety. ov Sn»ke. A man who was bitten by a rattlesnake drank a quart of whisky as a remedy. He died soon afterwards, and the coroner's jury brought In this verdict: "The deceased came to his death cither from the snake or the whisky, the jury being uncertain which, and the local physician being absent at the funeral of one of his patients." Wheu tea was first .introduced in England, iu the seventeenth, century, it cost 66 shillings a pound. Is easy to see if anything is amiss with the birds. row Comfort. One of the hardest things to impress upon farmers is the value of comfort to the cow, writes B. C. Bennett in New York Produce Review. No matter how well and wisely we feed, if the cow is not cpmfortable she will not eliminate a full mess of milk. When the cow Is wet and chilled she uses the food for warming herself, and what is used in this way does not appear in the milk pail. It is gone, radiated to the wild prairie winds; lost forever. A cold rain causes her to shrink in milk, A raw wind dries her up. Foraging in the stalk fields in winter AYill do jnore harm than gopd. She must be where the temperature approximates temperature if sho is to make m.Ufc A* she will in swmwer weather. cow to the fleid9 fqp todes were found In tho small Intestine near the entrance of the common bile duct, and also jn tho smaller bile duct, far up into tho lobes of the liver. At this time the cestodes were from one- lialf Inch to three Inches long, and the egg-bearing segments were not mature enough to be breaking away from tho worms. As some of the sheep were not responding properly to their feed, it was predicted that all were Infested and the flock was isolated. Neither at this time nor at later autopsies were any of the broad tapeworms found In tho intestines, and it is probable that the purging caused by tho rape had expelled them in September. Throughout the month of April, thirteen of these sheep were slaughtered, tho viscera examined, and every sheep was found in ; fested with fringed cestodes. These parasites were most numerous In the enlarged bile ducts of the liver, and In the small intestine near the orifice of the bile duct, which was usually so enlarged as to easily admit an ordinary lead pencil. A few of the gall cysts contained one or two of the cestodes. In six sheep the pancreas was also infested, the fringed cestodes being found tar up in the pancreatic ducts, three inches from the small intestine. The condition of the sheep did not vary with the relative number of these Internal parasites, some of tho largest and fattest sheep containing as many fringed cestodes as the lighter weight sheep. All of the sheep were so carefully fed as to be thrifty and well nourished throughput the experiment. This care, with their rapid fall fattening, caused their mutton to be of the best quality, and by far the best obtainable in Brookings- this year. At later stages of the trouble the sheep would have lost flesh and the emapiated ' would have thus been made unfit for eating. Tnere js no proof that the fringed, eestode in- Exiiorlment Stations iincl Poultry, Within the past three years the experiment stations have given much alien- Jon to poultry, and the wise professors ivho had exhausted the field of cattle, feeding were surprised at the amount of work on their hands in the poultry ine. They fnund that there were a thousand and ono little details they had never anticipated, and instead of winding up the experiments In a few months they have been compelled to gp on with their work for several years. before they can give results. Tho consequence is that a great interest is being creutcd in poultry, and those who supposed that there was little or nothing to learn have discovered that they knew less about the management of poultry than of larger'stock. The stations have given much valuable information on methods of feeding, and tho diseases of poultry have received special attention. Considering that the poultry interests are valuable, and that millions of dollars are made on the farms every year from poultry, the station work will result iq incalculable benefit.—Ex. hwmjn beings ?h.e fringed, ces- yesesjbles a llvey fluke JiotU ift »?• effects, Bqtb, fatten at Carrots for Horses.— Of all roots with/ which horses are tempted, the carrot, as a rule, is the favorite, and perhaps the most beneficial. It is said to be somewhat diuretic Jn its effects, ^n4 to exercise a salubrious influence on skin. Certain it is that a sick horse may be coaxed into eating carrots when disinclined to partake of other nourish? inent, and the greatest benefit results, For the ailing horse carrgts are valuable as au article of diet, a,n<J may be given with advantage eyen to, a horse in healthy condition.— Tb^ Prince Edward Island Agriculturist, Some men never think of studying, the frescoing on ft church, ceiling the plate is parsed Society sraJJes are eaun.twfel$, i i ••' J " • (p *' * i ' l% ' 1 r ") -4

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