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About The Ione proclaimer. (Ione, Or.) 1???-19?? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 22, 1909)
By CHARLE8 FREDERIC 0088
CeerrttM, net, by Ths inuMwrH Cmmv.
a serial that is
and uneventful that when a traveling mountebank and his
ieautiful assistant, Papeete, visit the town, the glare and
glamour of tinsel and excitement lead David to turn his
back on the old life and plunge Into the wide world he
had only read about previously. David is entranced by
the beauty of the peerless girl. He is led Into a mad
whirl of pleasure by the mountebank. Finally, he induces
Pepeeta to desert her husband and nee with him. A
tivivalist brings David back to a sense of his misspent life.
It is a marvelous life study. Everybody should read it.
- CHAPTER L
Hidden away In thla worn and
emoum bared world ere apota so Quiet
auid. beautiful aa to make the fail of
men aam Incredible, and awaken In
tha breast or tha weary traveler who
eotnoa suddenly upon lhm, a vagus
nd dear delusion tbal ha has stum
tld Into Paradise.
Such an Eden existed In tha extreme
western part of Ohio In tha aprlng of
1141. It was a valley surrounded -by
wooded hllle and threaded by a nolay
trook which hastily made tta way, aa
If upon eome errand of Immenee Im
portance, down to the big Miami not
many mllec dlatant A road out
through a vaat and solemn forest led
Into the Valley, and entering a If by
a oorrldor and throtiKh the open portal
of a temple, the traveler saw a white
farm-house nestling beneath a mighty
heokberry tree whose wide-reachtns
inns sheltered It from summer sun
And winter wind. A deep, wide lawn
-of bluegrass lay la front, and a garden
-ot Aswore, fragrant and brilliant, on
ta southern side. Stretching away In-
o the background was the farm newly J
wervsd out of the wilderness, but a),
ready In a high state or cultivation.
In this lovely valley, at the close of
long, odorous, sun-drenched day la
early Hay, the sacred sllenoe was bro
il an by a rauoous blast from that most
unmusical of Instruments, a tin dinner
atom, it was blown by a bare-legged
country boy who seemed to take de
fiant In this profanation. By his side.
In the vine-clad porch of the white
farm-house stood a woman who ehad
ed her eyes with her hand as she look
ed toward a vague object la a distant
meadow. She was no longer young. As
Che light of the setting sun fell full
rspon her faee It seemed almost trans
- parent and even the unobssrvtng must
have perceived that soms deep expert
once of the sadness of lire had added
to her character an Indescribable
"Thee will have to go and call him.
etephon, for I think be has fallen Into
another trance," the woman said. In a
low voice In which there was aot a
trace of Impatience.
The child threw down his dinner
Horn, whistled to his dog and started,
printing up from where lie had been
watching every expression of his oiss
. tor's face, the shaggy collie bounded
su-ound him as he moved across tha
lawn, while the woman watched them
with a proud and happy smile.
Unutterable and Incomprehensible
emotions were awakened In the soul
f the boy by the stillness and beauty
erf the evening world. His senses were
not yet dulled nor his feelings Jaded.
Through every avenue of his Intelll.
arenas the mystery of the universe
alula Into his eenaltlve spirit If a
Three blew across the meadow he
turned his eheeh to Ha hiss; If the
dor of spearmint from the broohatde
waa wafted around hint he breathed
It Into his nostril Wllh delight. He
saw the a ha dew of a orew ayta asvaaa
the Ml and Mopped ta tee ea and
I let en for the ewiah of bar wtaga and
Iter mud. hoarse saw aa awe mads her
way to the. seating groan as; then be
ajased svyond her. Into the tathoaaleae
depths of the blue say, and hie seal
waa stirred with aa tedescrlbeWe aw.
But It was net aa atuoa the ohjeeta
dh sense! v as aa the spirit pervading
them, watch stirred the depths of the
whlkTo mind. The Httla pantheist saw
Osd everywhere. We bee taw the girt
f language upon a ehlld. hut the feel
jMja which that mnguage terrea eaiy
w Interpret and inn rase anhN and glow
wtthto hint even If he he dumb. And
atft of hi g hi si
with a great deal of pleasure
somewhat exceptional, even
in these days of active fiction. It Is a story
of unusual -power, of wonderful pathos and
yet dealing with practical, every-day life in
a way that stirs the soul and teaches a
The story begins with a description of
the home and life of David Corson, a young
Quaker, whose career has been so peaceful
tlonabls value, and had been so with
him. All that hs felt, filled him with
love. To him the valley was heaven.
and through It Invisibly but unmlstak
ably Ood walked, morning, noon and
To the child sauntering dreamily and
wistfully along, the object dimly seen
from the farm-house door began grad
ually to dissolve Itself Into a group of
living beings. Two horses were at
tached to a plow; one standing la the
lush grass of the meadow, and the oth
or In a deep furrow traced across Its
surface. The plowshare was burled
deep In the rich, alluvial soil, and a
ribbon of earth rolled from Its blade
like a petrified sea billow, crested with
a cluster of daisies white as the foam
of a wave.
Between the handles of the plow and
leaning on the orossbar, his baok to
the horses, stood a young Quaker. His
broad -brimmed hat. set carelessly on
the back of his head, disclosed a wide.
high forehead; his flannel shirt, span
at the throat, exposed a strong, colum
nar neck, and a deep, broad oh eat; his
sunburned and muscular arms were
folded across his breast figure and
posture revealed the nerfeot oonoord
of body end 'soul with the beauty of
the world: his great blue eyes were
fixed upon the notch ta the hills where
the sua bad Just disappeared; be gased
without seeing and felt without think
In The boy approached this Statuesque
figure with n stealthy tread, and pluck
ing a long spear of grass tickled the
bronsed neck. The hand of the plow
man moved automatically upward as
If to brush away a ty, and at this un
conscious action the ehlld, seised by
a convulsion of laughter and rearing
lest It explode, stuffed his fists Into
his meuthr -In the op niton of this ir
reverent young skeptic hla Unote Dave
was In a "tantrum" Instead of a
"trance." and ha thought such a dur
esse demanded heroic treatment.
For ssveral years this Quaker youth.
David Corson, had bean the subject of
remarkable emotional ex pe fiancee, ha
explanation of which tha rude wits af
the village declared that be had been
moon-struck; the young girls who
adored hla beauty thought be waa ta
love, -and the venerable fathers and
mothers of this religious community
believed that la hlra toe scriptural
prophecy, - Tour young men shall see
visions." had been literally fulfilled.
David Corson himself aeeeptod the last
explanation with unQuestlonlog fait a.
The Ufa of this young ataa had been
purs and uneventful. Existence hi
this frontier rearton, ones full af the
tragedy sf Indian warfare, bad been
gradually softened by pesos and relic
ton. In such a sequestered rawtoiT
books and papers were eoarce, and be
had eesees only to a few volumes writ
tea by ,uletlsts and mystics, and to
that great mlns of snored literature,
the Holy Btbto, The seeds of knowl
edge sown by these books hi las rioh
sou af this young heart wars fertil
ised by the soototy sf sable ansa, rb
tago sf exqulelte beauty.
Nona af thess taweotles
tha mmd sf the barefooted boy. Hav
ing suppressed bis laugh tar. ha Uehlsd
lbs sunburnt neck again. Ones mora
the band rose automatically, and aaoa
sasra the boy was almost atoaagtod
with delight. The draamet waa bard
to awaken, but has ta ream tor bad net
yet exhausted hla ri sterna, No tea
sins bog Is aver without that fwasa
mental neeeeatty at stalMbasd, a pan.
and " one santiwhtrs about ate
M toto Urn tog af
stothtng. be tdmat
brought the soaring satnt from heaven
to earth. In aa Instant tha mystls
was a man. and a strong one. too. Hs
oelsed the unaen Mined young repro- I
bate with one band and hoisted him at
arm's length above his head.
"Ob, Uncle Dave, I'll never do tt
aln I Never Never 1 Let roe down."
0tUl holding aim aloft aa a hunter
would hold a falcon, the reincarnated
""spirit" laughed long, loud and mer
rily, the echoes of his laughter ringing
up the'valley Ilk a peal from a ohlme
of bells. The child 'a fear was needl
for the heart and hands that dealt with
him wars as gentle as a woman's. The
youth, resembling, some old Norse god
as he stood there la the gathering
gloom, lowered the child slowly, and
priming a kiss on his cheek, said:
"Thee little pest' thee has no revsr
encet Thee should never disturb i
child at hla play, a bird on his nest
nor n man at his prayers.'
"But than waa. not praying. Uncle
Dave,- the boy' replied. "Thee
only In another of thy tantrums. The
supper has grown cold, the horses are
tired and Shop and I have walked a
mile to sail the. Grandmother said
thee had a tranoa Tell me what thee
has seen la thy vtilons. Uncle DavsT
a "Ood and His angels,' said tha young
mystic softly, railing again Into Ue
mood from which be had bean so rude
"Ana-els I - scoffed ths young mate
rialist. if thee was thinking of any
angel at all, I will bet thee it waa Dor
"Tush, child, do not be silly,"- iwpttetr
the oonvloted culprit For tt was easier
than he would cart to admit to mingle
visions of beauty with those of holi
"I am not silly. Thee would not dare
say thee was not thinking of her. She
thinks of thee."
"How does thee know?"
"Because she gives me bread and
Jam If I so much aa mention tlur name.
Uncle Dave, waa It really up thla very
valley that Had Anthony Wayne
marched with hla brave, soldiers T
This very valley."
I wish I could have been with him."
"It Is aa evil wish." Thee Is a child
of peaoe. Thy father and thy father's
fathers have denied the right of men
to war. Thee ought to be like them,
and love the things that make for
"Well, If I can not wish for war, I
will wish that a runaway slave would
dash up this valley with a pack af
bloodhounds at his heels. Oh, Uncle
Dave, tell me that story about thy bid
ing a negro la the hayitaok, and ohok
lng the bloodhounds with thins own
"I have told thee a hundred times."
"But 1 want to hear It again."
Use thy memory and thy imagina
tion." The child, bounding forward, ths
tired procession entered the barnyard.
The plowman fed his horses, and stop
ped to listen for a moment to their
deep-drawn signs of contentment, and
to ths musical grinding of ths oats In
their teeth. His Imaginative mind read
hla own thoughts Into everything, and
he believed that he oould distinguish In
these tnartloulate sounds ths words.
"Good-night," he said, and stroking
their groat flanks with hut kind band.
left them to their well-earned repose.
On his way to the house he stopped to
bathe bis faee ta the waters of
spring brook thai ran aoroee the yard.
and than entered tha kitchen where
supper was spread.
"Thee Is lata" said th woman who
had watched and waited, her Una faos
radiant with a smile of love and wel-
Trorstve me. mother.1 be replied, "I
have had another vision."
I thought aa mwen. -ffhes must re
member what thee has seen, my son,"
aha said, "for all that thee be holds
with the outer eye shall pass away
wfcUa what thee sees with the Inner
eye abides fo raver. And had thee
"It was delivered to me that on ths
holy Sabbath day I should go to ths
camp in Baxter's steering and preach
to the lumbermen." - .
-Then thee Bust to, my son.
-I will." he answered, tahlnf bat
band affectionately, but with Quaker
restraint, and leading her to the tabto.
Ths family, consulting of the mother.
an adopted daughter DorsiSen, the
daughter's husband Jacob and aon
Stephen, sat down o a simple but
bountiful supper, during which and
late Into the evening ths young myo
tic pondered the vision which bo be
lieved himself ta bars seen, and ths
massage which be believed bimslf to
have heard, nt Ms musings there was
I a tremor or doubt; he would
have as sooa questioned the reality of
tha aid fM-houss and ths faoea af
tha family gathered about the table.
He was a credulous and unsophisti
cated youth, Swelling ka a realm af
Imaalnatloa rather than to a world sf
reality and bv. He bad much to learn.
Hla education was about to begin, and
to basts as does all true and effective
education, tat a spiritual terns tatloa.
Ths GbebefB aay bast whoa tbelrraat
prophet Abrlmaa was thrown tats ths
re by the order ef Nhxwod. tha ames
bits which h rail turned kato a bad af
na, upon whlsh be peacefully re
clined. Tate lass taut Qua her ywsta
had been reellnlng upon a bed at ruses
which sow began to tun toto a sun
(that saathMsa.) .
1 r if. rmnt aot tay own ristiletoi
ntarsata," told ths haaasnlnsid ds
clamor; - nM, steal the aUUtoss."
Mllltaaa af whatr bssulred Sena
tor iwrgaunv esttoaslyi -tollltoaa af
esses or mtana t dadaran
Kent Btarasre Bos too Vagretnblea.
Instead of keeping tha vegetables la
barrels or boxes scattered all over ths
cellar, I have mads a set sf storage
bint. I took six drygooda boxes and
bolted them together aa shows la tha
drawing;. I put lags aa then ta hold
them off the door and a over on tha
hox. Then I painted oa the boxes tha
names of ths vegetables ws generally
store. This makes a neat and handy
ttorage bin, and la well worth the llt-
He time It takes to maks It Before
ws had this Mb ws stored ths different
vegetables tn barrels, boxes, wash tuba,
lard cans, or any receptacle that hap
pened to be at band when we harnst-
VBOSTABLEg STtMUOa BOX.
ed tha' crop. Thsss were scattered
about tha cellar promiscuously, Jtnd
sometimes ws knew where to find what
ws wanted and someUmas ws did not
There'ls nothing mora satisfying ta a
farmer's wlfs than to be able to tabs
a friend Into a cellar where everything
neat and la order. A. 0. Oritur In
Fanm and Horn.
VeaUlattaa g ftobto.
Here's a good method of ventilating
aa ordinary stable. lotahs flues are
constructed ta ths aide walla. Ths ven
tilation flnss will take ap considerable
apaos but are mors efficient than a
single Sua. Openings are at or sear
ths floor level and ths tops ssveral (sat
abovs ths ridge of ths roof. Caps or
cowls may be placed over them to hasp
oat rain and snow.
Another ajTsjuteoMnt of floes which
Is quite effective hi securing ventila
tion. Ths opening la ths outer of B
may bs provided with a shutter to
prevent too rr-ptd movement af sir.
Separata outlets buy be provided or
'be sing Is cupola as shown.
ttafss ths Meets bar.
If the bene don't lay. turn them oat
and let them dsj and hunt la tha
ground for food, hi tha ad vies of T. r.
MeGrew. ta ths Country Oentlimas
Bnry entail grata where they will find
tt when aay dig. This win tsdnes
thorn to aunt, and whlls than employ
ed they will And bugs and worms that
wlD qulekea the prod net lea af egga. It
la wall to fellow tats ataa aa soea as
tha ayads wUl tara the ground, far R
adds vigor and strength to ths bene
and insures strao. healthy eMeba. Tha
laay. Ml aenbisfasussbattoBlt
t and grew fat If ah will
ah will at toy. If she will
as lay, bar His should
tr aejronaa gne tbs tabes To ana
red that ths bill lent baa ta
drawbask to the eatab
le that thor ta aot a day's
o-ion. sg,a SoTM
fat to taytoTtss toaja to bs eassn.
buVav ta tbs miry rewttee
hans history. 1a
pullets are feathered
out and weaned and tha roosters ssp
armtsd front them to tat na a Httla
la- the ear beatowed on them. This
la a great mistake tt winter eggs ar
expected. If there la on thine mora
than another that the average poultry
man hi liable to arr ta it hi lack of
fresh air la ths coops at night. - Slim
out soma hot night about 11 o'clock
and you win perhaps boar the thump,
thump of restless chickens crowding
around against each other, fighting la '
vain for a oooi, airy spot to sleep ta
comfort. Or in the morning tsji a.
whiff of ths fetid, onwholssoms sir be
fore letting ths ehicxens oat, and you
will realise that sight spent nndsr
such conditions . must prevent ths
toady, healthy growth necessary for
best results This condition of affair
la liable to bs won with Incubator
chickens, because they axe . raised ta
larger Sock and ths tendency Is to
crowd them more after taking then)
from th brooders. . -
Wbem Hens Ass Masltlaa.
On -of th difficulties In ponltry
raising It to get th hens to molt ear
ly, so that they will be ready to lay
la ths fall and winter, when ana era
high. Left to thsmaelvea, bans win
taks a Ions; tlms.to molt, and will not
finish until sold weather sets in. They
will not than lay until early spring
and all th profits for ths wlntar
months ar lost At tha ponltry la-
stltuts held la Denver by th Colors
do Agricultural College. W. J. R. Wil
son, a poultry man of lone experience.
gave- his method of controlling tha
molting of bans. As soon as th bens
ar through laying as turns them oa
fal fa. feeding them dry bran only, ta.
addition. Undsr this treatment they
get thla. Tha ho feeds them a mixed.
ratios of grains and meat, giving a
light feed la th morning and ail thsy
will sat at noon and night Dndsr
this treatment they finish molting
quickly, got now feathers and begin -
laying la September. By October 1
they ar tn full laying condition and
maks a profit through tha fall and
Alfalfa taw tha Dlaury. -Successful
dairy farming depends a
groat dsn! on growing the oeceeeary
fssd on ths farm. City milkmen can
bur high -priced feeds and maks
profit but farmers who ship longer
distances require all th advantage
thsy can tat Alfalfa la getting to be
one of the most important dairy feeds.
It can bs grown la almost any part Of '
tho country whoro there is nUSetaat
mutstur wtthla roach of tho Ions; tap .
root provided that there la no roch .
to tnterfer with it growth. If yo
never tried alfalfa, oommenos sow by
fitting a assail atoot af ground Tory ,
carefully and make it very tick oa
top. Tho aw plants ar delicate sad
require careful feeding Until thsy get
started. Most failures aro caused by
Insufficient preparation of the seed bod,
mta-bt Times to Meat
Apples la tended for cold - storage
should aot bs allowed to bscom too
ripe oa the tree. Whoa aa apple to
fully grown, highly ootorod. but still
hard. It la la prime condition to be
picked and stored. It haa then ob
tained It highest tnarkot valus be
cause tt to moot attractive la appear
ance and bast la quality. If picked be
fore entirely ripe apples detarrtorata
mora rapidly, and tt to beat to allow
In apple to bacoate a trie overripe
than to paak tt la an Immature stats.
Many people have the erroneous opto
ton that apples should bs picked be-'
fore fully rip la order to keep well
la cold storage, bat this to a mistake. 0
, Ansa Use. -
When ante are seen running ua and
down fruit tree aa examination will
usual ty dtaeloae the pretend of pleat
ilea oa the breaches and Issves. As
ta well known to expert orchard lata,
moat plant lies aro attended and eared
for by anta, aad the presence of ant
sxay servo aa aa ladleattoa of tnfeeta.
tloa of plant Uoa, Under each elreusa.
stance the anta ds na ben to the
plant except hi the way of
In the distribution of plant Uoa,
A horticultural curiosity hi ts
aeon ta the Burthen c Glwoosstsr
ardan af Glwooestar
ta Road, near Laa . ' f
rry bush, a eurrant
doe, A isassetrry bush, a
bash aad an elesrbsiij tree are grow
ing high tap aa a willow trie, wbtah
patted. All aro Suwriehtat aad"fraxt
hi tonernt oa lbs
Ta Hteeearl there are about LOOd.t
begs, worth at marhst artass assilj
teeMMPa. Hog caotora essta tho
growers of that Stale elans sin faaa
a BKUllaa eeikers ovory year, aad th
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