The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 12, 1898 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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M01H1S! IOWA INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION "Ndt yet," replied Mr. Menteith. "I Will go to her at once," cried Suth* erlattd. "It is right that she should oWi Perhaps she can advise us what to do." Breathless and wild, he arrived at the Castle door. Directly he had summoned the serving-woman, he discov- red that the news had arrived before CHAPTER HROUGH the dafk- nesa of the night they flew onward to Dumfries. As they reached the.suburbs •of the little town, midnight was sounded from one of the church tow^ era. The carriage left the highway, and rumbled on the iy i of the streets. About a lot an hour later It drew up in the railway station, is very quiet and gloomy. The linan being visible was a soli- ilway porter, jidiere leaped out. ttiat hour passes the express for Ith?" he demanded, ialf-past twelve, sir. You've ten Jve minutes." >rle drew the hood of her cloak ground her face, and, taking her l^hands, descended from the car- id stood shivering and trem- the pavement. jldiere 'paid the fly-driver, and, Ig the porter to follow with the j, drew Marjorle's hand upon his strolled into the station. Reaching the platform, Marjorie frightened look around, dreading fold some familiar face; but, be, couple of half-tipsy commercial Irs and a cattle-driver en route south, no one was visible. j;tle later the two were seated In a first-class carriage and rap- yhirllng southward. ; train ran right through to Car- Ijwhere they alighted. Hailing a by were driven to an inn, already iar to'Caussidiere, in an obscure }f the town. They were evidently ted, and the hostess had prepared ite rooms. 3r a light supper, of which Mar- fscarcely partook, but which the Bhman made festive .with a bottle |ry bad champagne, they parted le night. 3d-nlght, my darling," said Caus- re, fondly. "To-morrow, early, I [| be the happiest man In all the [thing could be kinder or more re- ,ful than his manner; yet poor i|prie retired with a heavy heart, ' t was not for some hours after- that she cried herself to sleep. * * * * * fie day following Marjorle's de- ire there was commotion at the jfse. At early morning her absence Ibeen discovered, and to make as- ice doubly sure, the following note |ieen tound lying open on her dressible: ir Mr. Menteith—When you re- this, I shall be far away. I have with one who loves me very and in a few hours we shall be jrled. Pray, pray do not think me jed or ungrateful; but I was afraid ell you how much I loved him, for irou should be angry at my choice, jas promised to bring me back In jfre time to ask forgiveness of all friends. Tell Solomon, with my |;love, how weary I shall be till I Jj'im again; he was always good to ind I shall never forget him. Tell |Hetherlngton, too; I never had a friend; but she must not blame |"r following the wish of my heart. [)less you all! Your loving "MARJORIE ANNAN." j,t was -the letter, and Mr. Men!' read it aloud in utter amaze- It would be false to say that he Sited any more violent emotion §' had-merely'a friendly interest in and felt for her no overmas- ; affection. But Solomon Muckle- after listening thunderstruck [ a wild cry, and struck his fore- /1th his clinched hand. Denned it, I foresaw it! It's the iman, dawm him!" |sb," sa|d the minister. "No pro- my man." j£wm him, dawm him!" repeated pxton, trembling with passion jas stolen oor Marjorie away, ] ie deil's mark on his face when pt came creeping ben oor l^ouse gll sleeping in oor kirk. Dawm y —noo and for evermair!" , Mr, Menteith, not without diffi- elicited from Solomon, who was distraught, the whole story oi Jlere's acquaintance with Marad subsequent visits to the gr all," said Mr, Menteith, reply, "he is a gentleman, and as j'e going to be married-'—" ried!" ejaculated Solomon an awtheist—marry the dell I'll ne'er marry her. He'll beer and heart-break her, and cas |e limits of a small Scotch vil- |wa of any kind soon spreads fore midrday Marjorie's elope- being discussed everywhere jly John Sutherland appeared a' see, looking pale as death. On sing Mr. Menteith, he sooq the whole state of affairs. Jenteith handed him He read it, and his eyes fillec pars. God deal with him as he deals er!" he groaned. "Does Miss know what baa hap- "She's like a wild creature," said the servant. "I'm in dread to face her, and she's ordered oot the carriage, and will drive awa' at once. If ye must see ier, gang in yersel"; I daurna announce your coming!" Sutherland stepped into the hall. "Wheesht!" whispered the Woman. "I hear her coming doon the stair." Scarcely had she spoken, when Miss Hetherlngton, cloaked and bonneted, appeared at the other end of the hall. She approached feebly, leaning on her staff; and as Sutherland hastened to meet her, he saw that her face was like that of a corpse, her hair disheveled and wild, her whole frame trembling with unusual excitement. "Is it true?" she cried, gripping Sutherland's arm, "Yes, Miss Hetherington." "Marjorie Annan has left the manse?" "Yes, last night." "And in that scoundrel's company?" "I believe so; but in her letter she mentions no name." "Her letter? What letter?" Sutherland thereupon told her of the lines Marjorie had left for Mr. Meu- teith. She listened trembling; then seizing the young man's arm again, she drew him into the drawing-room and closed the door. "Let me think, let me think!" she cried, sinking into a chair, and covering her face^vith her hand. When she looked up. her eyes were full of tears. "She's a lost lassie! And I might have saved her had I known! Oh, Marjorie, Marjorie! My brother's curse has come home to us both at last!" Sutherland looked at her in utter astonishment. He had expected to find her angry and indignant, but her manner as well as her words were beyond measure extraordinary. Before he could speak again, she rose to her feet, and said, between her firmly set lips: "Johnnie Sutherland, listen to me! Have you the heart of a man?" "What do you mean?" "While you stand glowering there, she's rushing awa' to her ruin! Will you gang after her, and in that villain's very teeth bring her back?" "I don't even know where she has gone," replied Sutherland; "and, besides, she has fled of her own will, and I have no right - " Miss Hetherington interrupted him impatiently, almost fiercely. "You have the right, that you Ipvod her yoursel'. Ay, I ken all that! | ind her, save her from that man, a4 swear before God you shall marry h jr, Johnnie Sutherland!" But the young man shook his head, looking the picture of despair. "It is too late," he said; "and, after all, he is her choice." "What right has she to choose?' cried Miss Hetherington. "She cannot, she dare not, against my wish and will. I tell you he has beguiled her, and spirited her awa'. If you were half a man, you'd be after them ere this — you'd hunt them down." "But what could I do?" exclaimed Sutherland, in utter consternation. "Do!", cried the lady of the Castle, almost screaming. "Kill the scoundrel —kill him! Oh, if I had my fingers at his throat, I'd strangle him, old as ] am!" Overpowered with her emotlou, she sank into a chair, Full of amazement and sympathy, Sutherland bent over and endeavored to calm her. As he did so, she began moaning and sobbing as if heartbroken, Then suddenly, with eyes streaming and lips quivering, she looked pathetically up in his face, "The blame is all mine!" she sDbbed. "God has punished me, Johnnie Sutherland. I should have defied the scandal o' .the world, and taken her to my heart lang syne. I'm a sinful woinan and — Marjorie Annan is my child!" CHAPTER XXI. HE next day Caus- sidiere and Marjorie walked together through the fields until they came to a quaint old church standing alone on a lonely suburban ro^id When they entered it was quite empty, and Caus- sidiere, grown very serious now, looked at his watch and walked restlessly a- bcut. Marjorie entered one of the pews, and, falling on her knees, prayec silently. How long &«6 remained there she did not know; a han.d laid gently upon hoi shoulder recalled her to herself, and looking up slie saw her lover. "Come, Marjorie'," be said; "come, my love." Sbe rose from her Icnees; be put his arms about her and led her away. follQwecl seemed like a dream was only dlmjy conscious Q| walk- up the broad ftiple &M taking place bef6fe tie altar fails. She as in ft mist the clergyman in his fobe, and ft matt and a Woman were compiete strangers. She was conscious of the service being read, of giving her responses, of her hands being clasped^ and of a ring being.put tipbn her finger, Then she was led away again; she '-wa'8 in a strange J-bbm, she signed her name, and as sh'e laid down the pen, Caussidiere clasped hAr In his arms and kissed her. "My wife!" he said. Yes, It was all over; the past was done with, the future begun. Marjofie Annan had been by that simple .cafe- mony transformed into "Marjorie Caussidiere." The ceremony over, the wife and hits* band returned to the inn, where they had a private luncheon. Then she entered the darriage which was awaiting her, and drove away by her husband's side to the railway station. CHAPTER XXII. HE revelation of the true relationship between the minister's ward and the proud lady of the Castle fairly stupefied John Sutherland, it was so utterly overwhelming and unexpected. There was a long pause, filled only with the low monotonous wail of the miserable woman. At last Sutherland found his tongue, though to little purpose. "Oh, Miss Hetherington, what is this you are telling me? I cannot believe It! Marjorie your daughter! Surely, surely you cannot' mean what you say?" "It is God's truth, Johnnie Sutherland," replied the lady, gradually recovering her composure. "I thought to bear the secret with me to my grave, but it's out at last. Grief and despair wrenched it out o' me ere I kenned what I was saying. Gang your ways," she added, bitterly, "and spread it like the town-crier. Let all the world ken that the line o' the Hetheringtons ends as it began, in a black bar sinister and a nameless shame." "Do not say that!" cried Sutherland. "What you have said is sacred between you and me, I assure you! But Marjorie—Did she know what you told me?" Miss Hetherington shook her head. "She had neither knowledge nor suspicion. Even Mr. Lorraine knew nothing, though whiles I fancied that he made a guess.' Only one living man besides yoursel' ever found out the truth, and maybe ere this Marjorie has learned it fra him. God help me! she'll, learn to hate and despise me when he tells her all." : "You mean the Frenchman?" said Sutherland. "How is it that he " "Curse him for a black-hearted devil!" said Miss Hetherington, with an access of her old fury. "He came here like a spy when I was awa', and he searched amang my papers, and he found in my desk a writing I should have burnt lang syne. Then he threatened, and fool-like I gave him money to quit the place. He has quitted it, but with hei* in his company, wae's me!" And she wrung her hands in despair. Then quick as thought her mood changed, and she rose trembling to her feet. "But there's no time to be lost. While we stand blethering and glowering, he's bearing her awa'. Johnny Sutherland, let me look in your face. Once again, have ye the heart of a man?" Suiting the action to the word, she gazed at him as if to read his ver," soul. (TO BE CONTINUED.) In the Chinese Quarter, It is an experience for one who has never been in the Chinese quarter to go into one of those dark hallways, say in Pell street, and take either the stairway at hand, or cross the back area and take the stairway of the rear tenement, writes a New York correspondent of the Pittsburg Dispatch. The air is suffocatingly sweet with, the odor of opium, On the stairs you meet Chinamen, smoking cigarettes that give out a curious Oriental smell. At each laundry are four doors, each with what looks like a Chinese laundry slip pasted between the upper panels. And if your step is unfamiliar, many of these doors will open. Then you get a glimpse of an Oriental interior, luxurious with couches, rugs, soft burning lamps, delicate china and all manner of costly wares from the east. And blocking the doorway stands the hostess. She will be Caucasian. Shtj will be comely. She will be clad in a loose gown of some gaily flowered material. She will have high heeled shoes and a slight showing of a gaudy silk stocking. In her fingers will foe a lighted cigarette. In her eyes will be that shifting, dreamy expression that tells the opium smoker as plainly as the stained fingers tell the cigarette slave, Ulased the Nightingale's Song. t An amusing story is told of the late Jean Ingelow. Once when she was, staying with some friends in the country it transpired that, although she often wrote delightfully of nightin* gales, she had never heard one' sing*. So one night the whole household went out in the moonlight especially to hear, them, and after, by an effort, holding; their tongues for five minutes while the; nightingales sang divinely, they wer» startled by Miss Ingelow asking, "Are. they singing? I don't hear anything!"-' With a Londoner's dread of draughts,, the poetess, before going out into the' night air, had filled J*er ears vltb c^W tpn, wool!-—Phjlade}phia Fifteen Hitmtred tlotlnrw it Month. The Bfeiilhghairi Times Is authority for the following: The Dawson creamery has been In operation just one year find the first annual statement was published In the Sentinel last Week. The secretary's statement shows that 1,309,007 pounds of milk was i-ecelved, -which made 05,494 pounds of butter. The price received ranged from 13 cents per pound In May to 21 cents In October, or ah average of lf!% Cents per pound. The receipts of the plant were $10,122.04, of which amount ?8,000 -were paid to the farmers. The first cost of the plant was $3,400 and $000 of Improvements have been made, so that It now stands at -HOOO. This has all been paid except $800. Besides this Dawson has a private creamery which Is In operation flve months In the year and does a business of about $7,500, so that the year's business In round numbers of the Dawson creameries amount to $17,000, at least four-fifths of which has gone directly Into the hands of the farmers. For the first year this Is a magnificent show- Ing and shows what the possibilities of the Industry are. This should convince any one that the creamery business Is no experiment tft Lac qul Parle county. Mnlcc TotiP Own loo. The Goodhue Enterprise describes a now method of putting up Ice by a Mr. Hammer of that place that Is worthy of Imitation. In the top of the Ice house, connected with his creamery, he has a large tank, Into which he pumps warm water. When the weather Is sufficiently cold he opens a small hole In the tank and allows the water to slowly trickle down Into the center of the building, freezing as fust as It. comes in contact with the floor. This Icehouse Is well banked Inside with sawdust, and the pllo of Ice which he will make during the winter will last all summer. He advises that any farmer who has a wind mill pump' and cares to supply himself with this article, adopt a similar plan and save considerable money. He says all that Is necessary to have for the building Is a rough shed with roof. Fill It with Ice, In the spring as It commences to melt from the sides of the building flll up the space with sawdust, and there you have it. In case one wants the Ice In such shape that It may easily bo taken out In cakes, all that Is necessary Is to allow the Ice to form a considerable thickness, then cover the surface with paper and run on the water again, and when the Ico Is, of proper thickness over the paper for a good cake, spread on another cover- Ing of paper. This will cause seams to be formed where It can easily be separated. Farmers who keep a number of cows and consume much ice for the cooling of the milk and butter will make no mistake by resorting to this method. Glii 11 tiers The Crookston papers relate that one day last week Dr. Brimhall, field veterinary for the state board of health, was there and in company with Dr. Langevin drove out to see tho horses which Dr. Langevln had pi-onounced as affected with glanders. Dr. Brimhall found tho horseso all badly diseased, and they were a.t once ordered shot. Eleven horses were killed, seme of them valuable animals, and tho loss falls very heavily upon the owners who are Arnold Webber and Andrew Elbinper. Mr. Webber lost flve and Klhlnger six. After the horses were shot a post mortem examination was held upon three or four horses, of which tho owners had some doubt that they were affected, but in each case it was clearly Bhown that they had been Ptlandered. Beet Sutiiir nt Home. The Epitomist Pub. Co., Indianapolis, Ind.: Gentlemen.—I have your letter of the 2d inst. asking me for an expression of opinion in regard to some process by which farmers may produce beet sugar at home in a small way for their own use. In reply permit mo to say, that the production of a crude beet-sugar in a small way is an extremely simple process. Any farmer who Is equipped with a cider mill for rasping the beets, a cider press for expressing the juice and an evaporator suitable for making sorghum molasses, can produce a crude beet sugar. As a rule, this sugar will not be very palatable, because it is not refined and contains the salts and bitter principles which make raw beet susar and beet molasses, as a rule, unfit for table use. It will be, however, an interesting object lesson to our farmers to demonstrate the fact that tho sugar beet Itself contains suear, and that the latter can be made in the crude way I have mentioned above. In this way the making of sugar in a small way by farmers way prove a stimulus to the Industry and do great good. Farmers, however, should not be deceived by the expectation of being able to make their sugar in a successful way commercially. The successful and profitable manufacture of sugar can only be accomplished in expensive factories, equipped with all the appliances necessary to make a pure refined sugar. Only the pure refined beet sugar can ever become an article of commerce, In this the beet differs from the sugar cane, because the latter will give a sugar which, even in the crude state, is palatable and marketable; in fact, many people prefer crude cane su- srar to the refined article on account of Its containing the aromatic principles of tho cane, which give it an odor and flavor very acceptable to most palates. I trust that any of your readers who may undertake the manufacture of beet sugar in the crude way I have mentioned above may do so only from the point of view indicated, and not with the expectation of making it a commercial success. I am, respectfully, —H. W. Wiley, Chief of Division. Advantages of Di-trying'. A writer in the St. Charles Times says: "A dairy community is always a, law C.bidlng one. It has no aieed of lawyers, Thay have no disputes. They are of necessity a. steady people, temperate and regular in their habits. Must be home at milking tlms and home is a good place. AH tfoocl dairy communities are prosperous, Why? Because they are tidy and regular In their habits and business. They feed their cows regularly aud with the best that tho farm affords and raise their calves intelligently as well as their pigs; nothing goes to waste. The manures are largely increased in amount and quality, which is returned to the land which in turn produces increased crops. All good dairymen are diligent and temperate as well &s frugal, and nothing pleases thejr» more than large amounts of milk and thrifty growing stock. This class of people are seldom in debt, and if debtu are incurred they are for ImprovcmenJji which their occupation will soon pay off, "Good crops always accompany a good dairy business, for the crops are returned to the land in good fertilizing material, and the skinning the land process is not tolerated. If every renter of land in this section of the country was furnished ten good cow* and he properly managed them, in connection with a co-operatiye creamery, it would be the best investment the owner of the land could make. It would pay him four times the interest, Ott the Investment." Mi6 following witty mottoea for tfc« farmer's use: The cow Is bosi, Come boss. Let the official teat go, arid grab four of a klne. The mllkvtiald and the butter made will make the detot fade. Hfctfef- calves are the suckers that the community needs to lay for next. Don't forget the hen. She is eggs- actly suited to go.with the cow. The netV cow ,and the ne<w wofnau make a pretty palf to draw to, after all. Let the wheat go. We must learn that there are Udder methods of making money. More gold In the quarts of the foaming milk pall than In the quartz of the mountains. The road to prosperity may be greatly Improved by putting a little butter on the rails. The cow will hot wear bloomers, but she will make the wheel spin—the wheel of fortune. Butter and cheese In equal parts, or thereabouts, Is a first-class salve for a mortgage blister. The stars In their courses fight for us. We may safely •march out of debt through the milky way. A good cow In, good hands will work herself from under a mortgage, If y«.u put a bucket under her. Tho Lady Bovine may not be a v*ry graceful dancer, but her tiawls are cure to bo the great attraction through the coming season. Vnltie of Fnrm Mnnnre*. Since commercial fertilizers came Into general use the tndehcy is to under-estl- mate the value of the manures made upon the farm. Instead of the expense of $50 a year (estimated) to each farm for commercial fertilizers, half this sum might be saved If proper care was taken of the manure made'on the farm. A watertight floor In tho stables and tho barn yard under which to store the coarse manure would accomplish the purpose. Manure thus handled retains the potash and nitrogen, much o: which is lost if the liquid manure Is allowed to escape through the cracks In the floor and the coarse manure thrown In the barn yard to leach. Manure cared for as directed may be thinly spread over a moderately heavy soil at about seven tons to the acre and If the crop to be raised requires additional fertilizer It may be supplied by a moderate amount of the commercial prod- duct which Is rich In potash and phosphoric acid. Tree Culture for Wood Palp. Pulp men concede that no other substance as yet discovered is equal to spruce as a basic fiber for white paper. Their pulp and paper mills consume fully G5 per cent of all the spruce trees In the United States. Standing spruce In Minnesota Is officially reported at 1,050,000,000 feet. It is questionable whether our cut for pulp and other purposes is propor- tiona.l to that of some states in the East, where the manufacture is more concentrated. To avert pending famine of the raw material different companies are buying large tracts of cut-over and abandoned lands to raise spruces from seeds and seedlings. Tho annual output for making wood pulp board Is about 05,000 tons. From sulphite pulp, consuming wood pulp, Is manufactured manilla papers whose annual output Is 300,000 tons. Pulp is also manufactured Into building materials, tubs, pails, mosaic blocks, carriage bodies, bullets for rifle use, protective armor for torpedoes, soles for boots and shoes, alcohol, food products, bedding, silk yarn for gai-ments. In fact, there is no end to tho practical and beautiful utilities to which wood pulp Is appropriated, and yet the instructive industry Is but In its Infancy. During the last ten years the increase of the business is estimated at 500 per cent. Spruce does not Impart an offensive odor like pine and some other woods, hence is much sought to manufacture water pails, butter tubs, etc., from sawed or pulp material. A certain percentage of poplar is generally mixed with the spruce pulp to produce the desired, texture. Pulp men use both white and black spruces. The latter Is more common. They can readily raise on burnt or other open and properly drained areas In the woodlands. In the early spring loosen up the dark to fineness; mix, proportional, five quarts of spruce seeds with thirty quarts of oats, and sow broadcast; harrow them in; keep out all fires and rum-- maglng stock. They will then take care of themselves. This method is not so available in the open country. For quick growth and quick profit from the prairie plantation it Is better to plant white and Norway spruces, being hardier than the black, when the seedlings are about six inches high. Plant In the spring, after the ground is deeply and well pulverized and sunned, placing them, say, four feet apart for easy culture, and In due time thin out as needed for the "fittest." Rightly managed, the spruces and poplars can be profitably cut when fifteen to twenty years old. Certain it is tha.t no other crop will pay so well in the near future. Such groves are very healthful, beautiful and protective to the farm and home. Strange indeed It is that so many of our citizens, and not a few farmers, wdll run wild over the Klondike gold discoveries, risking life In an arctic climate, when here, in our sunny region, a surer fortune is attainable.—J. O. Barrett, Secretary Minnesota Forestry Association. sugar for the next winter's therefore t think I can thoroughly elate the things of to-day, and 1 wiSH iff indicate some of the things that can •'be* raised on an ordinary farm wlth^the car* that can be given by the'family. In the first place, With an ordinary hot* bed, with any one who can build, you caft have the most delicious radishes sAA lettuce for the table until asparagus &&& spinach are ready. Oftentimes, if tftte » hear a small town, the surplus eaft fc* easily disposed of; I have oftefi sold |S0 worth of cabbage, and usually Bell a sufficient quantity of strawberries to buy the fruits I Cannot grow. StraWtJefMe* three times a day for weeks, With" delicious cream and sugar—the very thought makes one lone for spring. Then come raspberries, currants, gooseberries, cher^ rles, grapes; then there Is the honey, of which a good part is stored for wlntei 1 and the Surplus sold to pay the eJtpehS£S. These are what may be called the luxu* rles; then there are the eggs and poultry^ the surplus from Which Will net ft nlc* little amount for softie of the members of the family who will care for them—perhaps reaching into the hundreds if gbod care is taken, From the As a rule, farmers do not appreciate the fertilizing properties of peas and clover, neither do they pay enough attention to the barn yard heap, Our greatest burden is our heavy taxes. Of taxes for good government, schools and roads, we do not complain, but of the curse and expense of the drink traffic, who will deliver us. "I wish I Were an ostrich," said Kicks angrily, n.s he tried to eat one of his wife's cakes and couldn't. "I wish you were," returned Mrs. Hicks. "I'd get a few feathers for my hat then." Even In the ripening stage hogs should have a variety. If turned .into a field of blue grass, clover, rye, oats, or volunteer Wheat, this succulence will greatly add to their thrift and health, and they will do well on 25 per cent less of grain. If taken from such a pasture the loss will bo manifest. Tho most striking trade effect of cheaper silver has been the astonishing Increaso In the variety of articles made of the metal. The making of plated ware, which in former years was such a flourishing industry, has been greatly crippled. The genuine article has got within the, reach of almost every one, Do not study balanced rations for the cattle and then waste the profits in indifferent handling of the hogs; also, remember that swine are more sensible to cold than any other farm animal. Hogs too often receive the least consideration, just because they are hogs. If hogs smell around their corn before taking hold, and especially if some • of them take a few bites and then leave, something is wrong which needs looking after. The trouble is usually from overfeeding. It may be from indigestion. There may be o. demand for charcoal, ashes, or, possibly, salt. There are countries which grow their pigs without corn, and feed the wastes of the dairy with barley, oats, peas: or roots, and mako lean harns and bacon which are most choice. This accounts for tho great favor with which the English hold Danish pork. Hogs. do not thrive on raw potatoes. When cooking potatoes place only a little water in the kettle, that they may bo almost dry when done. Mash the potatoes in the kettle and mix bran with them, making a thick pudding or mush. This will be found better and more acceptable than thin mush or slop. A Southern man says tho. daisy was never known in the South until after the war. Now every part of the South visited by the Union army is covered with daisies. "Sherman brought them to us," he said,' "and the march to the sea can bo followed in tho summer time by keeping where the daisies grow. The seeds seem to have been transported in the hay that was brought along to feed the horses. This is tho only explanation that has been made of it." A variety of hog feed is not always plentiful, and they will not do well when fed on corn only for more than a few weeks. Use caution and push them all they will bear. They will be somewhat feverish when thus fed, and must have plenty of fresh water by them constantly. It is surprising how much water they will drink, but see that they get It. NEW 1HSMARCIC STOKIES. ftot B\n:<m«e, of Huron, & P., Don't lie llabylsli. Farm and Fireside: If you have a backache or a headache, don't often complain about it. If a lesson is to bo learned, a journey to be taken, or a pice of work to be done, don't grumble, but do it bravely. "Don't you dread to do it?" said one person to another in our hearing recently, "If I have a duty, I go ahead and never stop to think about it," was the reply. Tho boy or girl who cannot overcome obstacles does not deserve success. Easy pathWEiys make very weak persons usually. Keep the House Tidy. Restitution: Spurgeon onco said: "I have no faith in the woman who talks grace and glory abroad,and uses no soap at home. Let tho buttons be on the shirts; let the children's socks be mended; let the roast mutton be done to a turn; let the house be as neat as a new pin, and the home be as happy as a home can be; and then, when the cannon balls and the marbles and the shots and even the grains of sand are all in the box, even then there will be room for those little deeds of love and faith which in the Master's name I seek of you who love his appearing. Serve God by doing common actions in a heavenly spirit; and then, if your daily calling only leaves you with cracks and crevices of time, fill them up with.holy service." Funnel's' Home, Tick's Magazine: We often pee In the papers almost slurring articles on farm life and farmers' wives, I wish to Show how luxurious even the gmallest farmer's home may be, if he and his have the Willingness to work. One of the greatest dangers to our people and the working people all over our fair land to-day lies in always wanting to grasp the whole a,n<l give nothing in return. I am a farmer's wife, and was a farnv- er's daughter at a time when luxuries, were rare things; when a barrel of apples were doled out to us by one; when wo received our education in the old log school house, with slabs for a seat and another with tho smooth side turned up served as a cleskj whep the Indian's wigwam was not a 9,u.r}Qsjty. a day all ~ ~ mMsut m,eet trainp; lug the His Affection for His Dos—A Threat Curried Out—Ilee'S-fli'ST Letters. New York Sun: Henry von Poschin- ger, ',vho has published ten or twelve volumes regarding Prince Bismarck's political career, has written a magazine article containing several new Bismarck stories. As new Bismarck stories are rare pieces of literature nowadays, it may be worth while to relate two or three ot them. Told in Poschinger's language they are: "In 1877, when Bismarck's favorite dog. Sultan, was dying, the chancellor watched over the poor creature with such keen, distress that Herbert at last interfered and sought to lead his father away. The prince took a few steps' toward the door. Then fis he turned he met the eyes of his old friend. " 'No, no; leave me ilone,' he exclaimed as he went back to Sultan. When the dog was dead he looked up at a friend near by and said: " 'Our old German ancestors had a beautiful religious belief. They believed that after ceath they would meet in the heavsnly hunting grounds all the good dosrs which, were their companions in life. I only v.ish I could believe the same.' "In 1801—a year still in the shadow of the revolution—when the tide of political passion was still running very high, Bismarck entered a restaurant one day to got a glass of beer. A man who gat near him and evidently v as inspired by the admiration of severil friends began to abuse a member of the royal family. Bismarck looked at him coldly and then slid: " 'If you do not leave the room before I finish this beer I will break the glass over your head.' "The man did not go. Bismarck emptied his glass slowly, sip by sip. He arose, walked deliberately over to the man who had spoken insultingly of the royal family, and smashed the glass on his head. The man fell howling to the floor. Bismarck tunned to the waiter and asked what the glass cost, paid the bill ftnd walked out slowly to the street, Yet at this time he was a man of political position and the recognized leader of the conservative party. True to his principles, however, he took the offensive, attacking his opponent with the flrst weapon that came to hand. "The begging letters received by Bia- marck were to be counted by the thou-, sand. When he wag sick in Varzta all' the letters which were not strigtly private were sent back to Berlin to be opened find answered. The majority of them were found to contain requests for money from most obedient servants,' not one of whom had the slightest claim on Bismarck's assistance, ORB o| the officials, a particularly systematic main, kept a record of these letters, and the amounts requested by the writers, The s.\rai tot^l was 10,000,000 marks, When this was related to Bismarck he clid not show «-8lg« of a smile, but shrugged his shoulders and gave a look of bitter scorn,. So it came that, seeing the meaner side of human nature, 'he oeoame generally mis* anthropic, He tyeM -fast ^ the tew men and women .\yUpp he trusted, and Jits flrst tlMHMFW; Tttkm*MM$! a <»ewsflM» was:

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