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lowa County Democrat.
f,/ VOL. XII. 0\ (ifARR V.s<: far the of mothers tthat girl* v *Uit an wed! Tiso ihuiiglii which phits mu often, like item at •aa In ihe head. When 1 think of the weary watches amt tin toll they undergo. Ml forth Mike ol wayward Sl.nirt, or spoilt, tin gnittT.il Fm; Ali. pv r has Ken in a ballroom and marked some fares there And contil net preach a sermon on Ibt acig* pow er of care ? Or who. If hi* ever plots would fall to pity those W hose days are ene Imps , niggle, whose nighte have tin repose! Ah’ whirl away, voting maiden*, in the swill. vestali d’anee, W ith cheeks that hum w ith beauty, with shy c queltish glance! •o you ever think ill such moment* - if von ever think at all Of the love which waits and watches ou those loin ge* by the wall? T)o joa ever dream of the dangers those prudent eves behold, When yen in your happy folly, take the tinsel's flush for gold. And are very near bestowing the treasure of votir 1 ve ' On the I awk v ho hides bis cold, had self 'nt’alli the plumage of the dovef Welt, perhaps we should not blame you too much that you forget The word la all so pleasant, 'lwere hard to doubt It yet; tint the time is surely coming when the lore of a mother's heart Wilt fie Just the ovevou will yearn for and the world eatinot impart! “FOR LOVE OP SISY." PY KTTtE KOCiKRS. "For love shall still he lotd of all." Siu Walt kb Scott. Iho Oofoher haze hiuig like a gauze of gold about tho purple tops of the low-lying country hills. Perched among thorn shone the pale stone walls and ornate roof of a uperh country scat. Rebind it rolled ami rumbled the glistening river, and before it, almost under the pretty hay-window, ran tho elm-flanked common highway. A man, very young and very hand some, with brown, dreamy eyes and a proud Grecian head, rode by that day. Ho looked up and saw a lady stand ing on a balcony above him. About her regal figure fell folds of lustreless amber silk and foam-pale laces. Her Spanish eyes ami delicate, haughty features smiled down upon him from behind an exquisite fan; she wore white rases on her bosom, and an arrow of gold and diamonds held back from her dusky brows tho glossy plaits of her •■lion hair. “ It is Madeline,” he thought, draw ing rein. “ She is very beautiful. They told me she is past thirty, hut she looks younger than I, and I a.n twenty-one. It won’t be very hard for me to obey my uncle. I fancy." The wealthy and eccentric old uncle who had reared and educated him had '•cut Algernon Heath to lids elegant place with a friendly letter of introduc tion, ostensibly given that his beloved nephew might have a week of change and quiet, hut really, privately and oommandingly. that the said nephew should meet, woo, win and marry a beautiful creature w hoso lands and lucre should he worthy of his great expecta tions. A glance from those brilliant eyes told the young man that he had reached his destination. He had never seen the lady before, but it was flatteringly evident that she knew him, and was a bit merry because, through his ignorance of the locality, he had missal the entrance. He returned her smile, lifted his hat gallantly, wheeled his horse and rode hack to the gloomy gate of iron, guarded by two bronze lions rampant. *• I have crossed the Rubicon,” he thought again, as the big, grim gates clanged behind the heels of hi* uncle’s favorite black. ” Methiuks when I re cross 1 shall carry to my good relative the message, ‘ I came, I saw, 1 con quered !’ ” Algernon Heath was only twenty-one. He had had his fancies and his follies, hut ho knew nothing of the love that can make a lifetime of mi-cry or a •ingle day of rapturous, blissful peace. He was doing the bidding of one who had enervated his fine, strong nature by mo much ease and delicious living— that was all. He was welcomed warmly, and hi* -tay was prolonged unreasonably, and he left only to n turn in a few weeks to claim the Spanish-eyed Madeline as hi* bride. Algernon Heath was proud of his handsome styii-h wife. She was pas sionately fond of him. and. ala* I quite i* passionately jealous. Why should she not he thi* world worn coquette of thirty, who had snared •lie f vered fancy of in* vmith, well knowing that his untouched heart might some day thrill to the claim of a fresh and true affection ? But they were re..*otiahly content tn their marital bonds for ten quiet years. Out of Madeline's money her hu hand had had apro.lig.il share, and she never reproached him for hi* lavi-h extravagant • • He was always kind and true and devoted, and surely she could ask no more. Her father died the first year after her marriage; hut Algernon s unde still lived, boarding his millions for a munifi cent, final bequest to a favorite institu tion, it was *aid and believed. MINERAL POINT, WPS., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY I, IS7S. Madeline believed it, and. with the in stinct of jealousy, guessed that the ec centric old gentleman had planned her marriage with hi* young nephew for a puri ose of his own, “ He imagined that a rich wife would rid him of Algernon'* extravagant de mand* for monoy," she thought, bit terly, when she felt death creeping through her vein*. "He knew hi* plan* of course. If my husband mar ried mo for love, he will never take another wife when 1 am gone. If he married me for my worldly posses sions. 1 have a way to thwart his sordid, heartless desires." And so Madeline Heath made Just siu'h a will as rich and aged men oitcii make who have taken unto themselves very young, very poor, and very un thinking wives. And with this jealous bitterness tn her soul she died, leaving to her hus band, if he remained unwedded, the whole of her fortune: but should he marry again, hi* would he penniless as he was the day he led her to the altar. " Poor Maddie !" was the only com ment made by the husband who had faithfully been foil I of her in hi* way, “ I have never yet seen a woman her peer in beauty and goodness." And for live long years he was the most inimitable widower who ever w ore crape on a fashionable hat. He was not gloomy and lugubriously uncongenial certainly not. The world thinks no better of n* fm nearing out our solornnsoiTowsand displaying them with the purple ainarinths pinned on our velvet lappels ! Rut Algernon Heath accepted his wealth and his freedom in an easy wy that .seamed selfish if not enjoyable. It was another October day, when the luscious rosy apples vveae dropping ripe from the branches, and the scarlet leaves were drifting, breeze-borne through tho yellow haze, that he met Susy AA’right. Ho was out on a lonely hunt for the sly foxi*s amt wild rabbits which had de spoiled his henery and gardens. A timid thing, with a coat of snowy fur and seared pink eyes, scampered across his path. He leveled his gun with a random aim, and fired. Ho fancied he heard a small, human cry of pain a* he sprang over the green arhor-vitat hedge for Ids quarry. AV’hat he saw was like a picture, from th e fresh canvas of our best living ar tists. It was a background of a low hill, veiled in amethystine mist; at its base a fringe of svveethrier and wild rose shrubs, fr an which the bloom of snow and pink had fallen and faded months ago, leaving only the scarlet seed-shells that hung rank and thick in the shadow of dim, dark firs. Against this background, radiant anil distinct, stood a tall and supple form, robed in a gown as brown as tin 1 brown autumn leaves that citing wreatbdike in her curls of dead-gold hair. Her features could never have served for the model of the modern sculptor there was something 100 humanly, viv idly expressive in the irregular, unclas sie contour; the broad, high, downy white brow was too intellectual for a Venus—the dimples about the chin and quivering red lips, if Psyche could have seen, would have stirred her with envy in her grave—the tears shimmering un fallen in her velvet eyes behind the thick, curling lashes of iutensesl black, would have shamed Niobe, And on her bosom she held a panting, snow white, pink-eyed rabbit. The little crea ture was unhurt, hut a few drops of ruddy blood dripping from her torn and smoking sleeve told the sportsman where his careless ball had struck. “ How could you fire at such a harm - le■ thing?” she asked, angrily. *■ I’.irdon me,” returned Algernon Heath,with anxiety. “ I certainly would not have done so had 1 thought I might have made you a target.” “o.”said the girl, conscious for the first of a sting of pain, and, glancing tit her arm, through which the random ball had ploughed a ragged, bloody furrow; and then she turned and sped away, quite as shy as the sound rabbit she still held. Algernon Heath was by no means contented until he had ascertained the name and circumstances of the lovely creature who had spoiled his cruel sport. These tilings were ascertained speedily; fSu-y Wright wa only the poor depend ant of a small farmer in the neighbor hood. lint these facts did not prevent him from making an apologetic call the next morning, followed by many other-. And these calls were rep< ated until Sn-y Wright knew that -lo- l->\- I the rich man, and that the ri-.-li man loved her. And yet \lgernon Heath -aid noth dig to hind in a betrothal the secret of their heart-; Su.-y only knew hie all’cction from the deep, unwavering tenderne-s of his brown, large eye-, the clinging touch of his warm, eare-"ing lingers, and the passionate, insidious tones that uttered those vague, poetic sayings, such as never can be repeated in senti ment. for a trusting woman's defence. He loved her, and Ids heart knew it; but to marry her and give up the ease and luxury that had become pirl of hu life was quite another question. Of course Hu-y knew nothing of that 1 fatal will, nor the equally fatal condi- I lions ilihi belli him to hi* p!ea*ant life of hn'olenee nnrl liberty. " Hi* manner lowan! me is always full of unspoken passion. lit- will ask me to bt- his wife soon. Ami what will I -ay '* He is rich ami manly, ami 1 am so poor," she thought one evening, she came dovv n fn>m her room through the sombre hall a’titvd in a cheap tires.* of the lla\ straw yellow color of her llovving hair, ami faintly strewn with hmls like the tlavllowei hint' of her eyes. She tlrevv her lleecy white-wool shawl about her graceful shoulders, as a strong, perfnmetl wind swept up Irom the open tlttor at the farther end ,d' the hall. Noiselessly, on her velvet-shod feet, she advanced to close it. when site heard the voice of Algernon H -ath answering something said by her cousin, " Yon are quite right. Susy should have known this long ago, I love her as 1 thought 1 could never love a human being. Hut if 1 marry her. 1 shall for feit my fortune. 1 have no trade nor profession. 1 have lived a life of ease, and could not support her. It is the fault of false training, I appose. Since 1 knew her, 1 have turned my thoughts toward the business by which my uncle made his money, ami of which 1 know something, hut as yet 1 have failed in my most promising ellbrts 1 fear that 1 am too old, and my expensive habits 100 firmly fixed, to succeed in any thing except idleness." and he laughed a hard, weary, cynical laugl " For my sell 1 might face poverty, but 1 could not see the woman 1 loved want for the commonest necessaries of life, 1 nittsi not a>k Susy to share misery with me." " You have greatly wronged her, Mr. Heath." replied her cousin, “ for yon have certainly won her all'eelions." Susy Wright, hearing litis, drew her while shawl about her shoulders and stole away shivering. He did not see her that night, nor for weeks after. She avoided him with a sick heart. One day, as she wan coming up the highway, she saw him pacing dow u and up before the tall osage-orange hedge that made the boundary of the Heath estate. He was very pule, and the hands crossed behind him were clasped with skeleton lingers. This light be tween love and riches had made trim a hapless, hopeless, desolate man. On the other side of the hedge work men were busily felling a giant w illow, the shadow of which had been ruinous ly detrimental to the orchard trees be hind it. ’I he last stroke of the a.\e had been given, when the rope snapped asunder, and Hu* huge, heavy trunk shook and quivered, and then swayed toward the hedge. Algernon Heath stood directly in its way, but be was quite unconscious of his danger. Susy \Vright, with a wild warning shriek, sprang forward, and clutching bis arm, thrust him aside with superhuman strength. He was saved; but she was struck down by a cruel blow from one of the large branches. And during the weeks that followed, the girl babbled in her delirium of her love and her lover, until he who beard her was smote with contrition and pain. When she came hack to her clear, conscious life again Algernon Heath sat by her side. She had a glimpse of somebody vanishing through the dour, as if by pre arrange meat. “ My little girl," said the voice of her lover, "yon have taught me. and told me many tilings in your fiver talk. Von are to get well soon and be my wife. Poverty and love will bring us nioi'i happiness than riehr sand loneli noss." The kiss on her lips narcotized la i senses into a sweet slumber, and then, after mam hours, she was awakened by a ki'-, I’ke the Sleeping Princess, lint those who stood by her bed'ido ban ished him who kiss’d her, and would not allow him to see her again until she was strong enough logo down to llio parlor in her pn tty Max-lraw tinted, Max Mower-figured cambric, A dull red scar was still visible above the snowy temple, where the golden ling lets had been shorn away. “ No, Mr. Heath." she said, when he besought her to be his wife; "I heard all you said p, j,,y cousin that night, and I should always feel a guilty and most unhappy woman if I should allow you to sacrifice your riches by a mar riage vvith me," " .Susy, dear girl," he responded, im pressively, “ I have already given tin fortune up, and I am succeeding much better iii the business I undertook some mouths ago. li is all for your sake, lay lovi , and you cannot he so unkind as to n fuse to (di<a r anil inspire no in my new endeavor. Von did not save my life to make me w rc lehed, did you Susy Overborne by her aM'eetioii and hi earnei pleadings, Sn-y promised all ne asked, and a few months after she was I lie bride of a very quiet wedding. Foray ar they shared contentedly together the bitter and the sweet. Keonomy brought them comfort; per severing thought and labor brought them hope for the future; and their true, strong love— always forbearing and never regretful—brought them hap py peace, Il wan on the anniversary of their bridal day. " Arc* you happy, dear'* Have you anything to regret?" asked Susy, as she bent over her hn*hand's t'lmir and (threaded caressingly hi* auburn red 'curl* with 1 u*r tender linger*. “ I :ii>> tuoiu than happy, mv wife; I am grateful to God for you and for thi* now liio that. 1 K'liwvc, has math' mo a hotter man." As ho spoke, a small -i -alcd package was hit ngbt up ti> thorn. " From my uncle,” he obst’i vej, not ing thi* scrawling address. Thoy had u>l been friend* smoo Algernon - * second marriage. Iho old gentleman haul boon leased to stigma li.i'lus uophow a ■’ Ijtfixotic fool," aiul tin' work! was mostly o tho samo opinion. ' 1 apologize,” wroto tho rioh man, “ for all harsh things 1 havo thought and saitl of you. 1 want to know your wifo. Shi* has matlo a man of a spoud thrift, and thus must In* worth knowing. Hog 1 1 or to aooopt, with my regards, this sot of diamonds. 1 havo disoovorod that you can mako money mw quite as fast as you usoil to waslo it; thoroforo oousitlor yourself as my hoir. 1 have madetnv will to that otloot, and solid horohy tho first ti n thousand of what will soon bo your ow u." Thoro was but little moro of this oouoiso ami dirool opistlo; but thoro worotoarsiu tho husband's oyos as lu* olaspotl in Su*\'* shell like oars and about hor lovely nook ami arms tho prooious jewel* "Lotus change tho proverb, dour," ho said. " Moiif'y is potout, but kw is tauuipo tout; for has not all my good fortune oomo to mo for love of Susy ?” I VKM AM* ILVKIH X. Tot i rtiv Tho egg basket i*au only bo tilled now. by giving warm food and pro vitliug a warm, dry lion.so. ('loan tail tho roosting plant's every week. Svi.t Kou (i it mi: Aims, Table salt is highly rooomiuoutlotl by a French grape grower for tho vino disease of fungus growth ami rotting ; a handful of sail around the roots of oaoh vino, t’viv'rof Suita*. Sheep require plou tv of fresh air. Their warm eon is pro toot them from Iho oold, and if thoy have a dry yard. thoy are bettor out of doors in lino weather than in a close shod. (’vivn Gum*. Thosi nro turnips, peas, or buckwheat, sown between the row of corn at tho lasi cultivating. Sometimes this may be done with profit. If the ground is rioh, and woods would grow, there may as well bo something useful grown in place of them, and wo have h oi bOH or iltK) bushels of while turnips per acre, grown in this manner, which wore worth nearly as much as the corn. Hukkus or lImtSKS. Tho horses bred in Africa, Egypt, Arabia, Syria, Asiatic Turkey, and in Persia are all of tho same family, constituting the race known as of Eastern blood, or the Arab horse. Whether it bo known under the name of the Turkish, Numidiiin barb or Arab of Syria matters little, those are more prefixes, ami tho name of the family is tho hurst of the Hast. The other variety ahovo the Mediterranean is the European horse. Swamp Mick as Maniiik. Farmers who may wish to avail themselves of the fertilizing qualities of (he min k of a convenient swamp, will note that such manure is only advantageous under cer tain circnnislanecs. If the vegetable matter is not fully decomposed, or con tains much fibrous material, it is hardly probable that it would he of much value as a manure on land. < fit the contrary, if \t ry line in texture, and where more or less animal matter has been washed among it, a nuieh better result would in' promised. .Much would depend id-o on llieebaruelerof the soil, if already well supplit 1 with vegetable matter, the ( licet would be less tbail oil old, Worn land, with vegetable matter all worked out. Any kind of swamp muck is use ful in stables, manioc yards, or in com post heaps, if previously well dried, hut >s nearly useless if wet, Wmn. Gixjvku in iiii Fastihi;. Kvery pasture should contain some while clover. It will aflord moro food at certain times of the year than any kind of grass or clover. It will not lloiirish on damp soils or those that are very poor. It will do very well in a partial shade, as a grove or orchard, hut to makefile highest excellence it should be sown where it will have the advant age of full sin dig lit. It is easy I o secure patches of while clover in i pasture by M attering -ted in early spring on bare place* and bm-lnng it nr One pound of sei ij is sufficient to start white clover m a hundred place* in a pasture. Ibe di'|io*ilioii of tins clover is to spread by means of (be branches that run along lie surface of the ground and lake root. Having secure 1 a sod a fool stpiare, it will soon extend so its to cover first a yard, tin n a rod, Fmivuno Amnv. Tins project w* believe lias never as yet been put in practice in our own country. The idea i to have an apiary on a large, llat bollomed boat or raft, which is to he tloated along on some of our large riv ers, so as to be constantly in the midst of the greatest How of honey almost the season through. It is well known that the while clover commences to bloom first in the extreme south, and then gradually moves northward ; if we could he in the midst of tin* yield during it* height, for *ix or eight months, it would seem enormous crops might he oh I taiued. \A e are informed in history, that the ancient Fgypliaus of the Nile made a practical success of these flout mg apiaries, and that they were warned when it wa* time to return home by the dcuth to which the Knit sank in the water under the weight of the cargo of honey. flial tlie bees might not he lost, the apiary was tloated to anew field during the night. Something similar, located on wheels to hi* drawn by horses, has been suggested, but w c believe never attempted IvKlllSU SliVlv t'U'.VN. It ought to he the duty of the stock men to see that all cattle that are kept constantly tied up should receive a thorough brush ing daily Sun k that are accustomed to have their heads tied get very dirty about the neck and shoulders unless they receive a careful "grooming," t’leauliuess is very essential to cattle always under cover, not only because disease is thereby prevented, hut also because stock thrive better, and reach maturity a great deal quicker, when carefully tended, than when they are not. Cattle kept in haiuuiels or loose boxes do not, perhaps, require us much attention as those whose heads at - " tied to the stall, a* they can with free dom lick themselves, hut they should not he neglected on that account ; and the careful stock farmer will do well to see that his slock man gives them prop er attention. I.omton I.hr Shn'k Jvunuil. Too Manx Kinks of Ft amv. One of the most serious mistakes which almost every one makes in cultivating house plants, is in try ing to keep too great a variety. Frufessinuiil llorials, a* well as amateurs, fall into the same error, and the results ua*. failures with a greater or less number of species. II the house is kept warm enough to make a certain species of plant tluive, others are likely to fail because the tempera lure is too high for them, and mildew and rust follow. An atmosphere in which geraniums and heliotropes thrive is too warm for eamelitis, heaths, and azaleas. The beautiful orchids are eer tainly very tempting plants, hut one needs a house especially arranged for their culture,.aiul the same is true with many other orders, families and genera; and it is far better to routine ourselves to a few species, and of these select thi* first varieties growing there to perfec tion than to undertake more than we cm accomplish. 1 certainly do not claim to have escaped falling into this far 100 common error of trying to culti vale a great variety selected for a wide range of familes ; hut each year 1 re solve to lessen the number and isuue nearer perfection with the remainder. Ladies often complain of certain plants failing under the best care they can give, while others succeed perfectly, which only shows that different plants require widely dilhreul treatment. Ilural Am 1 I’ii rkn . A quaint Fpiliipli. flic quaint epitaph given below is a transcript from a coarse yellow sheet which was given me by a lady now in her Stub year, who still retains her fac ulties ami is a member of the Presbyte rian Church, corner of Fifth avenue and Eleventh street (Dr. Paxton's.) It be longed to her husband, and was given to him by Miss Peggy Patou, who copied it from the stone. The hues are copied with the same capitals used in (he document. In her FJo years of life, truly, Margaret Scot witnessed many great events, 11. i). N. New York, 7fi Madison avenue. An inscription on the londistotm of Margaret Scot, who died at Halkeith, twelve miles from Newcastle, February 11, 17HC. -lup immciiger until uiv I'ft- yiui'vi- read, Tbs Uvlng nmy set knowledge l> tin- Head. Five ilmsH Civs A mn* I llysil n Virgin idle, 1 ,11 in I'M live V ear* | VVH* a Vlrtiliiu* VVlfs, i sti 11 in- h llvs Yuan I liv'd u W liU.iv rliuele, Nnw lire 1 ul till* in rtnl Ilfs I real. I limn inv I nulls lo my oruvs buys no n Eight inlgldv King* of eotlund aml u queen. Four tuns* Itvi! Vstii* tbs' ultimo * 111 I huw Ti n I tins* tbs Subject* rl n tigulllMt Ihe Urn. Twits did I *sitobl I rebu y pull'd (town. Ami Ivors tlie i Imvk wii* bumblsil by the gown. An ,■d of linin'* mss I no Minn' Imw iny i ountry *n and fur KnglUb Ore * usli Osinl Hull In mv 11 m* hud bssn I Inns mi ICml nf all psrfsrtuin *ssn. .Vue I onl OOtrrvrr. • ♦- A loan with four bullet holes in Ins body was found near Nashville, the other day. A poem entitled “The 1 teaulift l l Hn ’ was discovered in his pocket, and no attempt was made to up prebend the murderer. " AA hat is tlo' best remedy.” asked a preacher of a shrewd observer, "lor an maUeitlivi audience?'’ "Givi* them something lo attend to,” was the sigoili caul reply. "Hungry sheep will look up to the rack if there is hay in it.” A voting man who left home in Gnn neetieiit, some years ago, to seek his fortune, n cenlly w rote from Texas, say iug, "I've settled here.” ft lias since transpired that lie was right. He had settled at twenty cents on the dollar. ’♦ • A Kansas woman bus reached the age of one hundred and thirty years, and it is a pitliablu sight to see tier one hundred-year old son sit in the corner and wriggle, while he tobi, "Mu, kin I go out?” NO.