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of Voices By GEORGE M ARSH I "Totten of tbe Trail" "Um Whelps of tbe Wolf* (Copyright by tbo Pona Publishing Co.) (W. N. U. Samoa.! CHAPTER XX —47— One bitter day In the middle of Jan uary six lean dogs, heads down, limped painfully across the clearing at Wall ing River. At the tall of the sled fol lowed two men, whose haggard eyes and frost-cracked faces bore tbe scars of the barrage of tbe January bllx zarda. "We have worried much, Michel and It" »aid the factor, as Steele and David thawed out before the trade-boose etove. "Ton struck terrible weather. Did your rations hold out?" "Yes, by cutting them In two," re plied Steele wltb a grimace. "Well give you your fill as soon as It can be cooked. And your mission— It was successful?" hazarded the curi ous St. Onge, Ignorant of the purpose of tha six-hundred-mile midwinter Journey. "It wasj" and Steele handed the fac- 1 lor the oil-skin envelope. "Read that I" St. Onge read the release In open mouthed amazement "Man, man I How did you get It?" he gasped. Steele described his meeting at Al- 1 bany with Lascelles, Unchecked tears slowly gathered In the eyes of the overjoyed old man. "My boy," he said brokenly. "It would I be the proudest day of my life. You } still care for her, don't yon?" he de manded anxiously. "Yon know I care for her," Steele gently answered, "but I weal to Al-1 bany for her—not for myself, must promise me that she hears noth ing of this until I have left would think she bad to pay—feel hon or bound. I know her, monsieur. You must not tell her." "Bat if she cares? I feel. In her heart, that she does," protested St Onge. "She must be a free agent" Insist ed Steele "I go south as soon as the are rested. I shall talk to her You She first." 'Tm sorry, but as you wish It, I shall not tell her." That night, after what, to the hun gry Steele, was a sumptuous meal, | consisting largely of cariboo. St. Onge left his guest and daughter alone During the meal the girl had fur tively noted the frostbitten fingers of the American, the drawn cheeks, black-1 ened and cfacked Vlhe"wfnd ^Tfhe took to the Albany trail, the strained gray eyes. Steele bad wanned to the sincerity of her welcome, the evident pleasure in her greeting. Exhausted as he was, the days before bis depar _ ture were too few to waste one eve- I nlng by seeking rest, so he watched I her with her with hungry eyes as they talked, wondering whether her heart bad changed. Bnt she gave no sign, and he was too proud to ask. On the evening before he left with David for Neplgon, be again set alone ■with the woman for whose welfare he had given the beet that was In him_I for whom be had tolled and planned, faced the sting of tbe norther and the pinch of the searing cold; the woman he loved too deeply to make himself the recipient of her gratitude, "You have never told me, monsieur, why you took that terrible Journey to Albany," atie said, after a silence ln whlch her black brow* were drawn to get her in evident abstraction. The man's eyes softened aa they lingered on the clean lines of her pro file, the masses of her dusky hair for sbe had asked the question with avert ed face as If fearing his answer. "1 went to Albany," he said, "to test my Judgment of human nature." "And you found—?" "I found—ttat I was a mind reader," tie answered with a smile. "Is It a very great secret?" she asked with a wistful look In the dark eves that searched hla. "No, you will hear—tomorrow." "But, tomorrow—you go?" "Tea S "And I am not to know until yon bave gone? So that 1* It7" "Yob will «derstand—tomorrow," be pot her off with. For a long Interval aba wt gazing at the rug at her feet then leaned to ward Mm. ber face tense with feeling. "What must yon think of me?" she worked tor an. my father and have sat with folded bands while you totted—and woo. Oh, I want yoo to know bow fine yen have bow through It on— want yoo to —before yon go." mj gratitude She bad risen and waa peeing the "I have been eeäösh fchospiuble," she Stumbled on, her eyes «raiding hl«. "bet I went yee to know that there wide* I win not ■ he meet of bet shoulders that ab« w*s weeping. » "There are acme things wttboat price," be said gently. "What I have done, I have not done—(hr reward. 1 know—that 1 hare roar gratitude—It la enough." She turned swiftly upon him with: "But If you knew—"; seemingly con fused. checked by a surge of emotion aha could not control, she stood for an Instant, Inarticulate; then left him alone. * % 9 Late In Petruary, long after the last of tbe fur cached at the stooping bad been traded with St. ööge. à dog-teem driven by a strange Indian arrived at Walling River. To tbe surprised quee tloos of tbe factor the driver answered that be had come from Neplgon sta tion with a package and a letter ad dreesed to Mademoiselle Denise St Onge Tbe factor took tbe long, wood en box and tbe letter to bis quarters, where be found bis daughter with Charlotte in tbe kitchen.. "A packet baa arrived from Nep lgon." announced tbe excited St Onge. "with a box and a letter for you, my child." "A letter for met" she said, a wave of color sweeping her face, while St. Onge watched her curiously. In the living room Denise St Onge opened the letter, postmarked Kenora, and read; "Mademoiselle St Onge: "Walling River. "What 1 wrote you at Ogoke last autumn was a tie. I y._ "Rose Bernard, formerly Laflamroe." Tbe paper slowly slipped from the fingers of tbe numbed girl and flut tered to tbe floor. "What la it? Who la it from?" de manded her father. The face of Denise St. Onge was the color of chalk as she raised her hope "He went to Albany for 1 1 I } less eyes. Vn . w ÖJ V / [ k «e.ii«*e H * Coma From Neplgon Station > -i-vry '*We»w With a Package and a Letter Ad dressed to Mademoiselle Denies fit Ongs. ™~'' abe aa,d ' aa ** *° herself, "and w - ould not tel1 me 1 wa " free - teartn * m * ;rat,tude - And now—I receivq this." - ^ut what Is ItF* "Read for yourself, father," and the stunned girl walked to a window, and gal€d with dn^ed emorse out on tbe wb,te valle F "All, 1 deserv all," she said, I h** trom tbe w,n d° w - Bnt yon I wron * when you think I did not know why be went to Albany—I knew. And 1 1 kncw 1 waa tne night before left, when—when I tried to tell him tbat 1 loved him. But he thought wa * $ ratltnde thought I was trying to pay. He is proud—oh, so proud I" "He Is a gallant gentleman, and did I not know F° u murmured the I 0,d man - " But what is tn this box?" I ope n<Nl tb ® cover ot Remov the beaTy wrappings of paper pro tectlng the contents, he gasped in snr pr,se - *• "Mon Dien, mon Dien !" The ** rt tnrned trova b «r bitter re Inspection. "What la It?" "Come here!" Whlle tbe girl at tbe window gazed on the desolate bills as on tbe white ruin of ber happiness, tbe factor She Joined him and bent over tbe box. In Its wrappings lay the ebony case of s violin. On the lid of tbe case letters of gold spelled: "Nlcolo Amatl, Cremona." "An Amatl r she cried tn her Joy. "A priceless Amatl !" Then, brokenly, "Father, father I- I am paying—I am paying I" With feverish haste tbe key was found and tbe case opened. She ten derly lifted tbe rare handiwork of tbe world-famous maker from Its bed of velvet and Impulsively caressed it wltb' her cheek. "And be sends no word—no letter?" cried the perplexed 8t. Onge. She smiled at bis naivete. "There la no word to send, father, sorry there, tn bis gay New Tort, tor tbe lonely woman be wee knew tn the wilderness. This." sad she held slofr the violin, "Is his anodyne for tbe desolate—tbe ermtol of bis pity." He b It wo May, and Brent Steele had been herd at work at the omasam for three months, la March bs bad re ceived two letters brought from Wall fag Elver by the tb* violin. The letter from the fac sent with rival of tbo for from the Stooping, fit. friend ter the costly gift which bad made the long evening8 «fata bright with music But of Denise he aadd little, except that she was well and played Incessantly. So much bad hap pened that the winter seamed unusual ly long—waa In fact, a bit on their nerves, and the spring would be moat welcome. Some day. St. Onge ed. It might be possible for Steele to revisit the valley of the Walling. Ha knew the way and hla friends there would live for that day. The other letter was shorter. It mai 'Deer Monsieur Steele: "A violin—end a Nlcolo AroaH ! four generosity and your thought of me male these words but feel le things. You, to whom |ratitnde is dis tasteful, must yet endure my heartfelt thanks, not only for tbe rare gift, but for the Journey yon made for my peace of mind through that terrible wind and -cold. The violin will ever be a living memory of one who came, • stranger, to two lonely and hopelees creatures, and left them, facing tbs future with courage. "Denise St Onge," If only tbe letter bad given him • sign that she wanted him—needed him. Instead of dwelling on her grati tude She was so proud and so brave. If only he bad taken her tn hla arms shat last night and learned from her eyes, tbe blood In her face the beat of her heart, whether she was paying a debt of honor or—loved him. Then, late In May, came a letter— addreesed by a band unused to the pen, and postmarked at Neplgon sta tion on the Canadian Pacifie David doubtless had news and some one bad written for him. envelope and read with increasing wonder and delight: "Mlseu Steele— "Iv you vfeesh ma in set you bum up de trail to Walling Reever queek. All de long snow she have play an play de sad museec an cry on her bed. Wen we go on bill first tarn she lift her arm to de sont an say, Cum bak to me Dat mean you. You cum lak de win. Michel tak dis to de railroad, he an me get marry wen meesnary Charlotte" It was from the faithful OJlbway woman who had for so long faithfully served Denise. That night the Montreal steeper out of New York carried a man whose gray eyes were strangely happy. A week later two friends were poling the nose of a canoe Into the spring freshet of the Jackflsh as If pursued by a Wlndlgo. Farther on they reck lessly ran In succession each white water of the swollen Rouge. Down Ogoke, the measured churn-swish, churn-swish of lunging blades marked off the miles to the outlet. Then rid ing the flood water of the racing Wall ing, one afternoon the canoe slid lato the beach of the post. In the trade-house Steele and David found St Onge and his bead-man. surprised greetings, then ; le for her." annoüQÇ*d the the ridge," an swered St Onge v/ith shining eyes. "You will find her with her violin alone." At the edge of the scrub, below the bare brow of tbe hill, Steele stopped, with a heart which Jarred him with Its Kent, He wanted tö watch her—listen to £er playing—before making bis shaking hand Steele opened the cum In June. There t 1 Amen te She has gone doming known. mi he parted rap spruce an Silhouetted against tie soft May gky, she stood with her violin, facing from him. fresently she tilted her head end drew tbe bow across the strings. Faintly drifted down to him the haunting minors of the "Elegie" lob the haunting minors of the "Elegie" he first heard at the rapids—the sym bol of her fears and despair. Then, of a sadden, tbe far call of errant Canadas Iroke in on the strains of the violin. The girl stopped short off and searched the sky for the wedge of geese. Out of the south she saw them coming and opened her arms. Then, as the violin changed Its mood —broke Into her own, "When Spring Comes North," be noiselessly ap proached her. She finished, and aa the lost of the flock passed overhead, waved her bow "Good by ! good by !" she called, as tbe wanderers faded Into the north. "I have followed them back to you." spoke a low voice behind her. The girl turned startled eyes on the man who stood smiling. Over her throat and face up to the dusky hair mounted the blood. "You!" she faltered. "It's not a dream?" "I have come back," be said, "for your gratitude." "My gratitude?" She smiled through mist-veiled eyes, os he stood beside her. "Ton ask no more?" And she was in bis arms, hts face barfed In the raven hair, - "Denise I Denise !" She raised her flaming face to his. and there on the hilltop they stood, oblivions of the world, y "Do you think this gratitude?" the murmured at length. » "No—paradise I" "At last —my spring — ha* come north," the sighed, "after the long are be It [THE END] Ho Mail for Him Tbe postal service le laughing at tbe story of a poet-office inspector who went Into tbe bills of Arkansas to check up a village pom office. The neighbors seid tbe P. M. bed gone fishing. Finding him. tbe inspector asked. "Are you the postmaster r After e minute tbe P. M. seid, "Yep. What's your name?" "P. D. Smith." The P. M. ranched Into Us beck pocket. took oat s bench of letters end run "Hope. Nothing far y«" and west on PURE-BRED DAIRY SERES HELP MILK The value of using pure-bred dairy sires la Indicated by tbe high records made by some grade cows. One of the highest testing cows ever developed In the Cow Testing Association of America was Aggie, a Holstein grade cow owned by D. W. Huenink of Cedar Grove, Wls.. who had devel oped his herd through cow testing as sociation work and by the use of pure bred Holstein sires, selecting hts herd carefully on the basis of production and profits. This cow produced In 12 months tome 20,982 pounds of milk and 817.4 pounds of fat, equal to 1,022 pounds of butter. Tbe reader may ask what profit such a cow would make over the or dinary cow. According to the ex tension sendee of the Holsteln-Frleslan association the owner of Aggie re ceived $2,180.48 for her milk In five rears sold at butterfat prices. Her feed cost during that time was $052 and her average profit above feed coat was $245.85, — The high cow fbr milk production tn the (Colo.) testing ciation Is Claris IQ, owned by C. VV. Henry, a grade Holstein with a rec ord of 20,331 pounds of milk and 031.8 pounds of bntterfat The high cow for buttertet In the Fort Lupton association Is a Guernsey grade and the high milk producer la a grade Holstein. Many of the most profit able herds in the state are grade herds, but are all headed by pure-bred sires.—Charles L. Brax, Colorado Ag ricultural College. up High-Testing Milk From Fat Cows in Experiment There Is a growing demand on the part of consumers for a hlgh-testlng milk. This, says the dairy depart ment ef the New Jersey College of Agrl tulture. makes of Interest to dairy men some recent experiments which seem to prove that It la possible to Increase a cow's fat or "cream" pro Auction. ' A. series of tests at the University of Missouri shows that cows In fat condition at calving time will pr* duce milk testing higher In butterfat during the year. Seven Jersey cows beginning their lactation In this con dltlon gave milk averaging 6.5 per cent butterfat Another group of Jerseys, beginning lactation In a thin condition, averaged 5.2 per cent but terfat The same relation held tr«q wtth Holsteins and AyrgbJrta. Three-tenths of one nér «ht does not seem very much, comments ths Çollege, but with a herd producing from SO to 100,000 pounds qf milk a yea» the Increase ln butterfit is an Appreciable Item. Contrary to the opinion of some, the bntterfat content of a cow's milk cannot be raised by feeding certain products. Numerous teats at several experiment stations have established this. . ! The conclusion U made that glv tog cows a good rest and fitting them for the following lactation ia a sav ing proposition. I Cooling Very Essential for All Dairy Products _ „ Cooling Is essential In either winter or summer. Too many dairymen fol low the practice of leaving cans of Dttllk In the barn during the winter months. Such milk will accumulate odors from the barn and the animal beat in the milk will allow the bar teria to grow so that the milk will aot meet the high standard of milk which Is given proper attention. The man who Is producing cream should also give attention to cooling. Prac tically every producer should be able to sell sweet cream daring the winter months If he gives bis product rea sonabie attention. The mere fact that cream Is better In the winter than snmmer Is proof of the fact that cool ing Is one of the greatest essentials In the proper handling of dairy prod acts. Dairy Hints Alfalfa hay and corn silage together supply ideal roughage. * When bran ia $20 per ton, ollmeal la worth about $57 per too as a source of protein. • • • Systematic feeding results In higher milk production and at tbe same time cuts the feed bill • • A cow cannot eat enough bay and silage to produce her maximum of milk, hence tbe necessity of feeding concentrates. o o To get the beet ont of a herd of ca pable cows requires careful feeding management. tween 4 and 5 per cent butterfat, that ( of Holstein« from 8 to 4 per cent, and that of Guernsey» and Jerseys from 6 to 8 per cent • • The milk of average cow* teat« be* • • • A NwlneeeUkt dairyman Is one who tint the cows which be Is silking are of the high-producing type Tb* poor producer* must be ■net = FARM FLOCK STILL ILLINOIS SIDE LINE Although minois la one of the fore most states In value of poultry and poultry products, the business Is still considered a side tine on most farms of the state, according to John Van dervort, poultry extension specialist of tbe college of agriculture. Univer sity of Illinois. Poultry la kept to utilise waste grain and furnish eggs and poultry for the family. Some profit la realised from the average farm flock, but the income Is distributed in small amounts throughout the year. Tbe farmer, therefore, often does not realise how profitable hla flock Is. There *la a great need for educa tional work to encourage farmers to adopt better management methods. To this end, the flock management la be ing stressed in the poultry extension work of the college. A definite projeot is being carried out for the three-fold purpose of; (1) encouraging bettt^ management methods for farm poe try flocks in Illinois. (2) encouraging the keeping of records as a basis for studying tbe efficiency of farm flock production, (3) developing lenders who will follow Improved poultry prac tices, as far as practical, in order that their flocks may serve as demonstra tions of profitable poultry management In their respective communities. This flock management project is becoming more popular each year. Groups of co-operators In 40 counties started records at the beginning of 1925 and it la expected that similar records will be kept in nearly fifty counties In 1020. The record Itself la of much value to the individual, but It Is felt that more good will eventually be derived from the development of flock demonstration farms that will demonstrate better management prac tices to farmers in communities near these farms. _ rec0rd " ran,j,leted In 1024. The average size " ock on tbelr far ™ birds. the *** production was 112 •'fF' «"d the average profit was $1.24 • W , rd - , The ** one-third of the farm 8,10W ^ an ? r ^ U o c * ,0n ° f 128 eggn and a proflt ot * 2 ' 88 a hen P 00 «* one-third of the «ocks showed a production of W eggs nnd a , lo "°* 21 rwwrda brln * out ' h * Hct , that ,ow *« Production can be an Important factor 9 causing low proflt B*««r production can be brought about b * tbe elimination of hens that Proven |o be poor layers amj i ,ui| et$ üutf 4? 92* |fT? pro"» 1 *« of i'*jlng fnotr board, careful breeding from birds selected for egg produc y ° n «30 b 7 ««reful feeding and man a «* m *s£ I Poultry Is not profitable ofl many f " r ma because of heavy losses caOISfl I parasites and diseases. This prob Içm Is becoming more and mort se rtous throughout the stats and g need tor work along these lines has been felb £s a rqsqlt, f poultry iantta (l . on program has been outlined açd >t»rted In a few coontles this year In rt-oper^tlyg with dis farm advisers of these counties and tbJ animal path v for Health of Chickens ! olo $7 division of tha college, Dust Wallows Essential I sifted coal ashes, A dust hath Is as essential for the . health of chickens as a water bath la for humans. By Its use fowls are able to rid themselves of many lice, as well I as to remove the scales and scurf from I the skin. Large, deep dust boxes are essential in the laying pons. They should be deep enough to hold about six Inches 0 f dusting material. They are usually | placed In the corner of the pen, in the j sunshine, and elevated so that the tit ter from the floor will not be thrown into them, The material used for dusting should be fine, light and dry. It it is to kill lice It must be fine enough to fill the I breathing pores of these parasites. | Sandy loam mixed with road dost | makes a fairly good dusting material. | Sifted coal ashes will help In making It finer. If no provision has been made for securing dusting material before win ter, it will usually be necessary to de pend upon loam which can be dug up and dried and mixed with one-third Lack of Proper Feed If you own a flock of Rhode Island Reds or Barred Bocks that don't seem to be producing as many eggs as your neighbor's Wyandotte« or Leghorns, don't make the mtstqke of wanting to raise the same breed as your neigh bor. You probably nre at fault tn the care, feed and method of feeding. If given proper management your flock would probably be able to produce as well os your neighbor's. 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