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Logansport, Indiana
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BAB SEES? TWO PLAYSr The Strollers in a Country "Op'ry Mouse" and Their Sterling Worth. Florida, Orange County, New York, Sept. 2-1, 1S9C. It wns our morning for saying "good bye" to the country. Tills good-bye is always said with a. heavy heart, ami it seems all the harder to say because the country itself puts on its festival dress as If to bid us not farewell, but to incite in our hearts the hope of coming back again. Although all the kindly people were there to say "come back" our bands were waved, last of all, to a strange looking group that got on the train going toward the north. It ivas a group •with a history. • For several days before there had been u poster at the grocery store, one at the station, one at the postofficc, andone near the'tiny hall commonly called "the opr'y house," announcing that "Professor Mnrtlnelli's Great Troupe of 'Ptoycrs Will Appear at the Grand Opera House! There Will bo Seen Mario, the Beautiful Daughter oC the Nile, In Her Great Dances! Accompanying Her Will be Cleopatra, tbe famous Trick Cat, directly descended from the Oat of the Temple of Isis! You will Hear the Remarkable Elocutionist Olivcini in 'his Repertoire, and Will Admire His Manly Beauty, ns He Recites His Scn.timcn-t.nl and Soul-Stirring Ballads and You Will Laugh With Delight at Msette, the Dnin.ty Sou- brotto, Who Sings the Newest Songs nnd is Accompanied by Her Stately Protector, Zniv/.Ibair, the lion-hearted Do?, who will Wttlt/. when Professor Mantln-clli performs -a famous German Waltz on His Violin. Come One, Conio All! Although this is the finest enter-' ttiinmcnt ever given the prices will remain as usual. Ten cents will get you n seat! Twenty cents will get you a good scat! Thirty cents will get you the best scat in the House!" COMING OF THIS TROUPE. This poster was calculated to strike delight, not only in- the Heart of the smallest boy in the village, but to touch tbe oldest inhabitants. We had all gotten our tickets -and expected to occupy fourteen of the best seats in the house. With the evening train came what was commonly known as "The Troupe." And with the Troupe came sorrow. The landlord of the only hotel had some trouble with liis liver, and whenever his liver gets upset -he grows very moral; nobody ever knows just how this mornlfrty will express itself. Consequently, there was no surprise when it was whispered, that "Jim Robinson, he having had his old liver complaint, said that his house was a God-foarlu' one, and he wouldn't feed or otherwise encourage actors." Our-household was greatly upset about this, and after much persuasion Aunt Maria was induced to take In, for the night, the .unhappy little group which so early in i*s career, as 1'ar as one town was concerned, .was greeted with discourtesy. We didn't see them before the entertainment I believe they requested that they be allowed to have their supper alone. AN ITALO-CELTIC BROGUE. the autumn to-open,a neighborhood news nnd needle store. These truths were told me by the wl.t'e. Sh« sn'ld: "You see, l.f<s this way: It's awful hard to find people willing to pay to learn to be'actors, so I said to Mr. Martin, knowing him to be a man of vory great talent, I says, 'Why toach people to act? We'll act ourselves, get th-e money, owe no man anything, and tiles' and the children will be well tiak- The show was all, and more than it claimed to be. The professor, notwithstanding Ills Italian name, had a slight Irish brogue, and the beautiful Daughter of the Nile, once you mentally divested her of her Oriental trappings, suggested a. rather shrewd American woman. The "famous elocutionist" thrilled us with the story of "The Burial of Sir John .Moore," which he claimed wns appropriate at this peculiar period of American History, and consequently the small boys believed that It liiad something to do with, the burial of Bryan, or the burial of Napoleon, Then he made us shed tears of delight at, first one anil then another funny story which, If they were old, h«d tlio merit of being really good. The "dainty sonbrette" sang a couple of melodies sufficiently familiar to induce the boys to join in the chorus, and her stately protector, Zanzibar, a large Newfoundland dog, whirled around in what might be called n waltz, when a waltz Is regarded-from the standpoint of -a dog. The cat who -had the. honor of descending from an early EffiSSJJaDi didn't do much, except T$|pj|l5und the stage and wear a red rrerafef but she was there and seemed to feel her importance. When the show was over we waited for. our guests. Once at.the'farm they forgot that they were actors and became ordinary 'human beings. • It turned out that the professor, a polite elderly gentleman, who thought' HE LOOKED LIKE BOOTH .". and whose: manors were courteous to the last'degree,' was rt teacher .of elo-. cution in Ne-w York; scholars were scarce, and, as a natural sequence, dollars -were few.--He 'had'wit and ,wisdom enough to maik'e'up'bJs'little'com"- pany from home talent, and the "troupe," so much scoffed at by the over-moral proprietor of the -hotel,:.cpn- slstlng of the professor's wife, who.a'p- peared on the playbills as the "beautiful Daughter of the Nile" her sister, the sister's steady company, the household cat and the dog which belonged to the steady company. Tie steady b:iby en care of .while Ll/.zic and her beau •will have n. good time together. I say it don't make any difference as long as we're honest. We give just the kind of a show we advertise, and 1C we have changed our names a little bit, so that they are more aristocratic sounding, it's 1K> more than some bigger people luave douc; and we're straight, Lizzie aud me, «ud we're not going to harm anybody." Did I approve of the little scheme? I not only approved of It, but I applauded It. and I wondered that there weren't more people In the world wno, staring no dollars In the face, did not luivc as much practical good sense as this woman, who was so EAGER TO BE HONEST. : and to keep straight. Lizzie, who appeared on the program as Llsette, told Nnuuy that she was saving up all she could' to furnish her flat, and that though Oliver halted to tippoor on the play bills in such a fool way, still, as she argued, he wa-s good-looking, and why shouldn't the attention cvC the aiulicnce be called to his beauty? The troupe was tired, and everybody said good night, after a little while, but somebody with a kind heart was up early 'in the morning, and there was a big basket of luncheon packed and given to the honest strollers, who wont on their way, glad to have made the money, happy at having given pleasure to somebody else, and still happier be- wiitso they had got among people who had appreciated them at their true •worth. My farewell mis directed even to the reel ribbon on the white cat, to the broad, rcd-whlte-nnd-blue collar that decorated Zanzibar, nnd to the pale blue satin scarf that brought out the pink nnd white cheeks of Ollveira, the manly beauty. Wherever they go may they farewell! It wfls many hundred miles from "tihc op'ry house." It was in a beautiful little theatre, dainty in its color- Ing, nnd with -every furnishing possible that could add to the comfort of the looker-on, or the actor. The curtain had gone up on .one of the most beautiful scenes -Imaginable. It was France—Franco in thte duys when the Huguenots and the Catholics -fought bitterly. K "was France in the days when men battled for their religion, their King and their sweethearts. It was France in the days when men were brave, women were beautiful, and he was a coward who would not give his life for his country or Ms love. It was a romance that was beiag told, or lived, which was it? just before my eyes. The story of a noble gentleman, who, fighting under the banner of Henry of Navarre, met a distressed damsel and protected hex from the various vllllans who, naturally enough; loved .her, and, vmanturoJly enough, seemed ever ready to make her suffer." But nothing seemed' unnatural when the story told Is one of true love,-true couteige and true faith. Tfliis hero never lost his belief In the-lady of his heart. No matter how black It looked for her, no matter how possible her. perfidy might seem, HE BELIEVED IN HER, ; until she told him of her own wickedness and then, he forgave her. Who wns this young knight? Was it Athos Porthos, or D'Arta.gan? I thing It was the last. It was the young cavalier, that one who was so eager to believe nnd so constant when he once believed. He -was under another name, but coll him what you -will* -make him appear in any piny thait you will, he is always that most lovable one of the three Mousquetaires. "« The play? It was called "An Enemy to the King," and the gallant Huguc- n'ot captain, the protector of suffering womanhood, tlie subtle plotter against the throne, nnd the leader for Henry, of Navarre, was he who Is .still known two performances' that I saw; and yet, while one was at the top of the ladder and the other.at the foot, they Tverc only part, of the contrast In the story of a lifetime. Here's to the good luck of Prof. Mwrtlnelll and his accomplished troupe! Here's good luck to Sothern: and the Romantic Drama! Will you join me in this wish for each? I am sure you will. If the Professor couie-s your way, pay your thirty-cents -for the best seait in tlie house and go to see It. But make it a point to go out of your way to make the acquaintance of an "Enemy to the King," and to give your well-earned applause to young Sothern. May every year make him younger at heart and may never a wrinkle come on his forehead, unless he'proves unfaithful to the Romantic Play! Agree with me? Of course you do. In the west and south, and the north and the east, you nwiy differ about -the coming President, about the silver question, and about a good many other things, but you will a.greo in this applause to the good story and the An Old Man Who Can Bide Over Seventy Miles In a Day. actor with BAB. PATENTS A DANCE. Tryinr Century Bnns at SIity-Four Year* Old—This Aged Cycler UcHcrlbci Hl« Method of Kldlnff and III* Ilablta of Life. [copymaiiT, 1890.] Watertawn, N. Y., Aug. 5, 189G,- ot lole Fuller Want* Exclusive Bight Ilef Own Invention. They patent" II-.Breal many kinds of things nowadays', but itrernained for an actress to invent itnd patent the paraphernalia-of u serpentine daiice. The- records u 1. Washington show that the ac tress in question has patented a. skirt, decorated with serpents in various attitudes of squirm; another skirt, which is'fastened around the head instead of at the waist; various- implements for propelling the garment in fantastic curves, and a scheme for lighting the stage during- a dance from points above, below, an-sla.ll around the dimoer. The patent documents are accompanied by illustrations. An ugly-looking dress with the snukes upon its surface is ii quite different garment to the view when it is being waved to and fro by its wearer, witl\ ten or 15 brilliant calcium lights in various colors'shining upon it from the flics, wings, and from underneath the stage. Then its filmy iabric shines like silverier gold, or a, waving flood of purple, as it passes under the changing lenses of the calciums, while the embroidered serpents Keen? to glide over its surface with ever-increasing v-'lodty, until the lights are suddenly turned out and the whirling form of the dancer is lost to .view. The serpentine dance 1ms developed into nn undertaking- tliat involves a very considerable outlay' and employs the services oi many assistants. It is n very different sort, oi tbinglrom what it was a few years ago, when it surprised nnd delighted the audiences a-t Hoyt's theater during the long run of "A Trip to Chinntown." At that time two lights were used in the wings and one more at the rear cf the stage. It is not uncommon nowadays to get up a dance requiring five- times as many lights, each of which comanda the undivided attention of an electrician's assistant. Serpentine dances in .theso times, as may bn readily imagined, are expensive luxuries. They owe their development to their present stage of perfection to "La Loie" Fuller, who is the inventor and patentee of the various devices referred to. \Yoyne U. Parsons, of this city, is prob- nbly the most remarkable wheelman of his age in the United Suites., His snow white locks and slight figure challenge one's attention a.nd are seen daily ou our streets. It was a mere accident that led Mr. Parson's to engage in the pastime of wheeling at the age of CO years, and since taking it up he declares that he has been growing young-ex. Several years of arduous office duties had caused his form to be bent over and hod forced upon him the conviction that he was "rowing old. Parsons is sound as a dollar in physique a.nd mind to-day, is a member of the L. A. W. aud is just at this time expecting to take his vocation on his wheel. He will ride to Syracuse, n distance of 72 miles the first day, t he-nee to Utica, 50 miles, a.nd to the old homestead in New Hartford, where he will fish wilJl all the ardor of liis renewed youth in the little brook from which he tempted the speckled beauties half a century ago; ond after that ho will-wlieel across the country to *ew York city and return. He feels confident of his ability to do this without great fatigue and says further that he will at tempt to make a century ride before the season is over. Parsons was born in 1834 of a sturr.y, thrifty race, and is a descendant of English people, his mother being n distant relative of Lord Howe, of England. Though small of stature, nnd rather slip-ht, he is einewy and especially since riding the bicycle hns shown an endur- on'sev50* '•'• backache. I' always; ride in company;""'!* there is one thing I guard ngainst'it is ' overdoing. Nothing is gained by scorching. My wheel is quite heavy, but I believe that wheels •will be made heavier next.year than at present. The 24 to 20-pound wheel will be the wheel of the.future. I ridea 7S gear. "Do I feel better mentally and physic- nllv since I began to ride than before? Most assuredly I do. I oa.u do my work niore easily. "My limbs, formerly soft nnd flnbby" arc- solid and sinewy, and! foel like- a fighting cock. You see," continued the old gentleman. "I have had a p-oat deal of experience horseback riding. During- three years in, my western career when younger by several decades than I am at present I traversed the plains ou horseback, and on a single trip ha>-e made over 1,400 miles. I have never had any set theory to govern my everyday actions and diet, but I avoid excesses of every kind. I had used tobacco for over 30 years, chewing and: smoking, until last year I concluded I votild quit chewing and did so without difficulty and have not chewed tobacco since." Mr. Parsons was and is to-day an adept, at wrestling, and it is said of him that only otic amateur has ever been able to stand up before him for any K'lifrtli of time in a wrestling match. That contest^ however, was decidedly interesting and lasted about two hours and was finally declared adraw. He has always been on operator of the,telegraph, and was one of t-he pioneers, Uk- in"- xip the business when it was in its infancy at Hamilton, N. Y. He built the lines from St. Louis to Jefferson City, Mo., for fihe Missouri and Western u-les'raph company before the war. On the breaking out of the rebellion he was impressed into the union service as an operator just before the battle of Sliiloh nnd served during l.hat battle, twodays,- tliciice lie went to Savajinab, Teun., under orders, and there for n. week they A Truthful storyiWhlch Cotne* *1L<m* 'W»y from Irouinlana. This is ac instance-whew.thechictet could read. "Ifa a case gameness on tiie one hand, anfi ••»'" £UILJJ*. I."-."-. -*— . ^ knowledge (of English on the .otbev remarked Deputy Collector of Custoi» Ozenne, of the Techedistrict,.to a-T&wr Orleans Times-Democrat man the-otiar dav. "I have what some people 33>-«ft nn'inordinate fondness for jjaiBC-cKefc- ODS. Well, I have a good reason for at, but that's not the question. About** weeks ago I concluded not lo act flap more eggs on account of t'V IztoK*. of the season, so I gathered a 5 the eggs deposited by the hens in 1 1 I ':•?* •1 as "young Sothern" always be called that, many I think he will. He Is one of the actors who Impress you with the fact that he Is entering into, in. reality becoming the character that ho Is por- wying, nnd that he is Just as young as the mnn by whose nam« he Is called, whether it is De Launy, Sheridan, or CholuKmdeley. You -and I, nnd every other man and woman who wants the world to be happier and better, should rejoice at tbe applause given to this play! -such'applause moans good-bye to ' '-.,••, THE NASTY PROBLEM PLAT, which- hinged only .upon one' commandment. It means good-bye to the tlrp- somc-analytical play, -which was calculated to interest only the author and the' fi-ctors and to wfary the audience. It seems as If there ought to be put out a large American flag, havlng.mnrked upon it ."Welcome, to the....Romantic Play!" -For -thte r entrance^ of ; the i;p- mantle play means the Scaring of a good story, means the listing to a dean narrative, nnd the -bftng totet- ested In the plot-'as well as In the conversation. TOE NAILS TAKEN "OFF. The Peculiar Accident Said to Have Hap- p*ned »n'Indiana Woman.' Mrs. John Bum'gui-dner,'of Lagro, Ind., is said to have been the'victim-of. a wonderful accident the other morning, the.cause thereof being 1 one of those/peculiar and. unaccountable pranks sometimes played by. lightning. It is alleged, and; upon reliable authori'ty, .too, that' the aforesaid' latly-had l '"tlireeM : bf her tbe nails amputated" by a severe stroke of electricity, the shock- being such as to cause her no other trouble or pain;. ' . V. " " ." : It seems .thnt the, lady was walking about the floor with bare feet, having left her bed for tbe purpose of closing the house to keep out 'vlie rain, .-and was just in the act of letting down u window when blinded by an unusually Jcrriflc flush or.lightni.Tig. ; Sh'O felt the shock for only a moment, and then fully recoven-d, though considerably frigh't- ened. Shortly afterward Mrs. Bumgardner noticed t-hut something .was w,rong with! her right foot,' and up'ar. making an examination she found that three too noils"were missing. - The wounded members bled but, very lattlc and looked' as 'though the nails- had been amputated-,by an experienced Burgeon who-understood the'art of making a. neat, clean job. ... ,. - - • -•''•"As a matter'of course, the citizens .of Xagro, .philosophers .every one, have all 'kinds'of theories to advance for this very remarkable cose, remarks the Wu- bash Times;'but-'as it- has'unbounded confidence in their ability'it will, not disturb the equilibrium of their' sage philosophical calculations by asserting that it ''do beat alKcreatton.". Not Drown**-After-AIL"A" creek neo.rrTre.nton,' arid one disappeaMd.- The others, after .a-search.pwentl-to-. the.coroner, whoje- "palred-to-' Vbe c 6c : en« of 'the trouble' with 'a' coffin. and : gxappling,irpa.. Whijedijag-, ginfc Hne'-streain tlie 8^ppose'd'"dr'(rwned -' ' |T; appeared ;half dad_from., « j4 WiVn vi^-Ad-^XVls-nsYtit* •wTlHt'i ' - SIXTY, BUT HE LOVES THE "BIKE." XtOV A^rWW l*V^^ -*»» II" » *am«party 1 Of' rii'eri' went"- bathing in a t nea.r;Trenton,--N.-:J'., the : other day. ance far beyond what, would naturally '•a expected of one.ojt-'h'islbui.ld. •Parsons' has' four children, who are men and women now. They are all devotees of the wheel, and. one day his youngest spn came home angry. -The The shaft of -m old second-hand 3o- pound wheel he owned had broken six or eight miles from home, and ho had to walk that distance, dragging the-old machine after him. He threw it down in a corner and said :-"Pa, you can have that wheel. I'm going to buy a new one." "Pa" accepted the gift, to the surprise of his wife, who ridiculed thc-idoa-.. and thereupon he said'that he'd ride'it 'if'it'took nil summer Ho learn. Three hours' hard work accomplished it,.and Parsons has ever since been a lover of the "bike." • Within three weeks he had taken" trips to Villages ten or twelve miles away on several.occasions.- The following-'"year he secured <n; machine weighing- 28 pounds, and -the past year he' Ka.s v travcled-3,000 miles on bis wheel. Be ride* BiiirmeranJ winter.. ,In,eyery- day runs'to'and from his" m'eals' he m.t over, four, miles,. and..of a Sunday' has run frequently and 'with great ease 50 or, CO miles, - mid has covered nearly every road in northern New V '•bvsaer v the trouble was. . 'what He explained to the astonished coroner that while swimming 1 toe had become sick and crawled to the bushes and fainted. When he came ' , • ohd-taken" iri(jst.<jf'his <Uat - . ^ I * r..^ '?'• ?'•• ' ''.-i'- 51 -- ^. doled on Account of Rowdle*. Eaton Hall Park, the residence O f the duke of •Westminster, .y,! 1 ? *«nceforti beJ'do8ea'^'t-BftipTiblic;'on':;;;-B'jhdays. owing to the continual miabahavior of -The habits and costume of Mr. Parsons' are 'Very simple'/ He never tries "scorching,"- being- .satisfied.witb-a.fair arid steady rate of speed." He J wears corduroy lcnicke,rbocker.s,.bicycle. cap; awl ri'dcs in hiR"sbirt.sIeev&, 'carrying, how r ever,-a sweater-n.nd-.li8Fl)t.:.coa-t to.-sbp .on when : he dismounts'' for any length of .time. 'He never, rides. .a,. wheel.-in a sweater, 'arid has' never 'known 'what it is-to-talce cold nfter.-n.rjde. r "T^cre. are two things t-believe ini'.!. be-'sscrid^n answer to queries as to his habits in rid: teg "One ia that stimulants should cot be used by bicyclists who wish to stand a journey wifhoutscrious results, -arid tlie other isj'that the medium pc- ' sltlpir in' -'Hdiripr' 'Is the easiest and the correct .position,' Throwing myself for' wnnd slightly nnd still not humping my- 1 self-like a moakey I find is the best method of riding. The position doe£ a .wav with the backnche that many riders have complained of. I believe an were engaged in the'Bad duty of informing the relatives of dead and wounded of the losses that Jiod been sustained. Afterwards he was detailed on Gen. Sherman's staff as operator. Since tbe war he has never known n. day of sickness. ' . The Pope'* GnrdonJParty. -Leo XIII: appeared in anew character tbe other 'dDy-rnamely, as the giver of a garden party. His grnndniece is a pupil at the Convent of the Assumption in Ko'me; and at his request she brought 60 of her companions to the'Vatican gffr- dens for an afternoon outing. The pope -received thenT-.in, his pavilion in ^.he most gracious and-amiable fashion. The rig-id etiquette of the.Vatican wa» cast aside for the'nonce,' and >the successor of : St. Peter "took a most paternal interest -iiv the girlish games, even helping 1 to hand Around the'truit and cake among his young-guests.- It WBS not until the approach of the evening/after a most-enjoyable .afternoon,', that the holy father returned "to the Vatican. .Before retiring from the scene he gave his benediction lo : the' 50 little maidens 'kneeling'on the'greensward. roplar* an A careful 1 examination of the trees that-are struck by- lightning shows that over half of them are" white 'poplar. .From this fact scientists conclude that •the. poplar 1ms some value as a conductor ot ligtning. This being the case; '•I'o-riculturists are advised to plantthese trees In the vicinity of their farm buildings. "•'• ' •' ' • '^strength in. Co»r«e Br«»d. - After analyzing various qualities bf flour,.M. Girard informs the Paris- Acad- tlSe'-conimon be liet that/fine white :bread .trltive pqwerjtlian co8rae:bror\vn-,bre8J ' '" ' is wro,np,'a"ippth ti>e,n , breads coritaiii " pracacally.'. . the ; same amounts 'of gluten a-nd'' of' pbospbatea: 'Betnrni'Not In.' . .. • -I -•' consr'ratui'ate ' you, ; \Vigginton', 'oil :-havirig x y6«r''three li daugb'ters married •v.- "J.njrt,'rw»tt' 1 awbilei;.Hopkins; l-.can't . tell yet;whether Irhavesthree d married 'off or' three' sons-in-law married on."— Chicago Kecord.^ NOT HER KIND. . >i| rions portions of the yard and plaiiaR '"$£ them in a nost intending totoberttem ';•'$ into the house for use i.hcre. the lot wns an egg belonging lo-a ihill* fowl, nnd this I ma,rked "BI nnd plooed with the others, the r.est for an hour, I found upon my >$ return that,alien, one of tliegnmecnot, .',:•?( had taken possession ail<1 was setlnqf ;:;'j- i for dear life. I-thought I'd Ict.aar . : --.;;-^ hatch, -ami the n-ext morning wncsil." ,-is ivcnt -lo th-.- nest-I found the cpg marJztfl .',;* no socd' on t-hc straw outsiOe. Tbinfe- . ; ; ';j ; incr'it had fallen out. I placed itagaJic ''-^ ...' the nest nnd left. The next dnjrxE ••?;« again found thcoggwn t,lios1ratv;:si!ft*E.' .,;S, 1 had placed it in the middle oi *hB J'4 lot in Ihe nest, I thought this, frany. • ,H I once more placed tbeegtr in theisatt..-.;^ again "in' the center of tlie lot,-ana-Han -.v;| went outside. Hearing a noise m He,.-vv| chickf)] house a,little while laterlwerf: '.„'•.•$; liacl; aud found the hen looking at lie.; - ; ;.g eggs. In a moment she found -wliafcslBf--..;^S wanted, and proceeded to ro11^TMJa"l«rr.-:^| bill an egg from the .nost'to.-the-gromd.' ^ Phe rolled it several feet.nway, and ties, -;.'j-= as if reconsidering her mtaratioirto.lcffTO ..-i',j, it thus, deliberato-ly cracked -fhe-slttHi '-J| I picked up the pieces, and saw tihottfc /^. was the 'no good' egg. Not only fc*A-.y^ the hen been able to rend, but sheh«R' : ;::S been too doff-goned g-a.me to hat<A-«.. .#j| 'dung hill' egg." ; 'p FISH PUNCTURES TIRE. '•'..--:^ One of Thirteen BaUhoads ReiponllMV ,.-y^ for a Sprained Ankle. ;/^ William Wartenburg and WHliaa* <;^| Hess, of Hinsdalc, a suburb olChic^t'!;s| are indefatigable fishermen and-arcoK- .^ nowned in their neighborhood, notonlyvr'^ for the size of the stories tbey-can jteSfcV.'-;^ but for the strings of fish ibeyOMTBf .-[^ home witih them from their expeditionSv^;f^ Tbe other morning Hess and' burg took their wheels, am" arid lines, rode to the-'gulf;" .. on enlargement of Brush .creek, ,tflMn*.':^| three miles north of Hinsdale- /jaiae-j;* costing- for pickerel and bass for-aon* >^ time without success, W«rtenburg«fr-v'.v;>i gested that they dig worms catch a string of bullheads, was soon forthcoming, and 1ibe young men patiently sat on a log'inat afler hour, until nearly snndown.cat*-; ing a lish now and then. When it-^m time to go home they counted ONE OF HIS HORNS PIERCED- TWi ^ TIRE, •'•"'•I spoils anrl discovered that they tured 13 bullheads. Wartcnburg, las a grain of superstition in hisna proposed that one of lihe fish \Mt1Saa^f. away, or that they '««•"• *~-^-ti**»•'•* other.. He was. tod matter of 3=ao± consent to throw away any-<Sfr£h*f.1^ and started for home, closely by' TVartcriburg." ' Ociing dow one 'of tbe bullhea'ds slipped string immediately in 'WartenbiusSi _'y^« path. As his wheel passed over it,'-o»» q| of its horns :pierccd Ihe tire. Wartem- ;-,?j burg fell off his wheel n,n<1 spraincdMta. viSJ ankle. " _ • :' 4y - " ' " '.\£l$ Recovered Through » Dre»m. .-,-..j At a social gathering held u lawn jn-Jefferson^Ia,, one of tfc lost a "stick pin," a valua ble jewel. Joss was not discovered until t-he \ was about to depart l:ilejn the eveti'B andmeithej' she'-nor anyone else hafii slightest idea where it was. During-Uto j night the hostess dreamed «he sawi pin in.ihe.grass by-a £hair, and er—'-= ly -was ithe;; ^Bion impressed up jriind that ioii'tne morning the lawn and-found-(he jewel in grass -esactly^as she, h,ad. seen. itt dreairi:" The •absolute-truth of 'i .gtatements can. .be proven b " .......

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