The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 3, 1890 · Page 9
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Algona, Iowa
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THE jBTArtlt A. MA.M.OOK, ACRO I" Have you n i My little ol THE WAY, (lend* across the way t" My little oit^arllnB said; |» And whenXero cornea a rainy a&y, Can't y6ir° olt out > nnd n01 * ? ouf noad To Bome/flo olse, as I can do To WIU^* 1 ^ Fred and baby SU6? /you tell mamma to-day y 0 ,i/id no friends across the Way." 2\A I have friends—dear friends," I orled, 'VVith quick, remorseful thought ol borne. ' A band of brothers, side by sido, To greet me tl I go or come. low dear they are, I can not say! Tor how it cheers me day by day To see across ths valley fur iHow strong and beautiful they are I !" And you should see tho robes thoy wear— : Thelf mantles thick tind soft of green, (Then rainbow-tinted, yet more fair, , Or ermine wraps with silver sheen. But yet I think I love them best When, all in somber shadows drest, (Their broken ranks in silence lie Beneath tho solemn midnight sky. "' Sometimes a misty curtain drawn Between us hides thesa irionds from mo; But when at Sunset it Is gone, Dear ohild, how fair the sight I see 1 !For whore the nearer ranks divide, .The gates of glory open wtda; And lo I In that unearthly light jThe farther hills transfigured quite; While yet another and another SPeops o'er the shoulder of his brother, And smiles through rosy mist, anl seems to say, ' Heaven lies beyond us— such a littlt way.' " Mt Such friends are nice," she softly said, " For any one as old as you; And when I'm old and you are dead, Perhaps I'll go and see them too. But now I'd rather watch to see .Children across tho street from me; And nod to Will, and play peop-bo %lth cunning little baby Sue." —Susan H. Lndlum, in Harper's Bazar. MBS. SAUNDEES' GUEST. She Entertained a " Countess," Muoli to Her Sorrow. : Mr. Henry Saundera was sitting ;alone at a somewhat late breakfast in ^tbe dining-room of his very comfortable residence on Prairie avenue. He had 'become quite accustomed to these solitary repasts of late, for his wife and daughter had left eight weeks before for a trip to Europe, and had not yet 'returned. It was nearly eight o'clock, and yet this worthy merchant, though generally speaking punctually at his desk by half-past, bad shown no signs of moving. He just, sat still, with his coffee growing cold before him, an8 kept on thinking. A telegram which lay on the table before him confirmed a letter which be had received from his wife the day previously from New York, to one paragraph of which letter, in particular, this unusual upsetting of his daily routine might properly be ascribed. "I write to tell you that I have persuaded my Mend the Countess de Honfleur to visit us for a few days on her way west to San Francisco, where she has large real-estate investments. Emily and I are simply charmed with her. She is certainly a most refined •and accomplished woman, and was so kind to UB on board the steamer. Wo shall leave to-morrow or the next day, and 1 will telegraph you when we arrive. Please be at the depot to meet us, as theso foreigners are so touchy. The Countess is traveling incognito, as so many distinguished Europeans do >owadays. Of course we feel flattered that she should have picked us out from a whole shipful of people. You will now see the advantage of sending Mary to Mme. McSkinner's. I think it was the dear girl's French which first attracted the Countess, although strange to say it was not of much use to us in Paris. Emily is just crazy to introduce the Countess to her friends, and she has been kind enough to say that she will dispense with her incognito while bhe is under our roof. "I wonder what part of a Countess an •incognito' is, and how she looks without one," ruminated Mr. Saunders, who, to tell the truth, was a trifle mystified. But he said not a word, having indeed only the cups and saucers to speak to at that moment However, he kept on thinking. It was in the poatoript of his wife s letter that he first learned that you can not entertain foreign celebrities for nothing. "I had to draw on you for another five hundred dollars. I hope you won't mind. The Countess has been staying witb us at the Windsor. Of course, asahe is our guest, I have had to buy the tickets for the party. The Countess travels, as you may imagine, in tbe best style, ft nd though she does not go out much in New York nothing seems too good for her." Mr, Saunders •winced a little at the five hundred dollars. He would have winced more if he had known that the best part of it had gone to cash a cheek •which the Countess had drawn on Mona. Cbattien Freres & Cie, her bankers in Paris, which check could not be heard of for at least thirty days from date. However, he pwt on hia beat clothes, and was on hand to receive the party, lust as the train, ateatned into the depot. at., ,.,<f Q dctRnanded wreathed in who was »0- Hia wife descended wreathed aroiles. She seemed to have grown two inches. Honest Mr. Saunders was about to kiss her when to hU astonishment ahe drew back. ,• "My dear Henry, it ia not de rigeur on the platform." go he kissed his daughter, particular. ." said his wife, tbe next let w> present you." He turns a»4 sees a tall, •blonde woman, a triflo over thirty, per- a^d losing a little tired %nd Alt^r her night in the sleeper. She has a profusion of light blonde ringlets, JUJftptag *bent her <«*, M* dark brow^ eyes with tbe signs of incipient prow** fee* underneath then*. which sis* fehaJit.heiF owner oaswiaaea a deal ol woM the doowra call "bsauty- " in hfrHfe.iinie. Somehow, M and wine suppers .flaBbos aorow him. It is dispelled, however, the next Inslani, when he ftncts himself holding In his own broad palm a tiny gloted hand, which he haa reauhed fo* Mid »o- cured. Mr. Satinders, honest, but vulgar man, doos not know that it is a shocking solecism to shake hands oh ft first Introduction. He has been nervously revolving in his mind some clumsy cbtnpllnient. but tbe first glimpse of 'bis distinguished guest is so distracting 1 that his ideas fly away from him and he oan only stammer something about her being welcome to Chicago. His ideas ot gallantry are rather practical ones. He surrenders the entire Inside of the carriage to the ladies, and sits outside with Dennis, the hired tnan, whore he nurses his wife's bonnnt box and manages to catch agood, old-fashioned cold on the way home. And he keeps up, as is his wont, a heap of a thinking. He knows, that his days of core fort and peace of mind have fled, indefinitely, when his wife hauls out and dusts for him his dross suit, which he hasn't worn for ten years, and has hoped never to wear again. When he comoa downstairs, after dreadful struggles with his white tie, ho finds that the time-honored supper he has been wont to enjoy so much h as been transformed into dinner. And the old gentleman can hardly keep his face straight when on taking the Countess to the table ho finds the hired man, Dennis, standing behind his chair, rigged out in a suit of livery, looking very red and uncomfortable. His jvlfe's hew Parisian toilette rather shocked him at first. At least it did until he saw that of the Countess, who sat on the old Ecentloman's right hand, and nearly took away his breath by drinking more sherry during dinner than he would have belleyed possible. And she stood it, too. After dinner there was no retreat to his snug dressing gown and slippers; but coffee was served in the drawinfc-room. I suppose she means the parlor," thought Mr. Saunders. "O Lord, O Lord." Emily no longer sang to him the old, familiar ballads; but gave them instead some horrible thing in Italian, full of wonderful thrills and runs, which, however, he didn't appreciate, and was rather afraid might alarm the neighbors. Old man Saunders, indeed, was fast getting unhappy. He said nothing, but, aa usual, kept up a hard thinking. For tbe next two weeks, .uninterrupted gayety reigned in the establishment on Prairie avenue. Mrs. Saunders never rested until every friend and acquaintance she possessed had been introduced to " My friend, the Countess." Old man Saunders, however, refused to go into raptures over the new-comer. " How long's this visit o' her's g oin' to last, Mariar?" he kept asking, impatiently. " It jest makes me sick to see her puttin' on sich airs in the house, and criticizin' everybody." Mrs. Saunders was too shocked for the moment to reply. She considered her husband an ungrateful wretch. After all the social eclat the Countess had brought them, too. "There will be a grand event Tuesday week, dear," she said to her aristocratic friend, that afternoon. "Youreallj must try and stay over for it It will be one of tbe greatest affairs of the season—a little mixed, of course, but then all charity balls are." '•It ees zo in my oontree, madame," lisps the Countess, with her delightful foreign accent. "I suppose eet ees palr- fectly properre to wear diamonds. By zee vay, I don't zlnk you have zeen my .diamonds." She took from her jewel case a magnificent necklace, with long, drooping sprays to match, and clasped them about her throat, and adjusted them on the frontage of her grandly-shaped corsage. "Zey aire vat you call—zee—zee heirloom. Zey once belong to zee Marguis de Honfluer. Ayre zey not preety?" "Do you know," remarked Mrs. Saunders, reflectively. "1 should hardly like to go into a public ball-room with those diamonds. They might be cut trom your neck, or stolen in aome way. You can't tell what might happen." A friend of hers was on the commit tee of arrangements. She made him promise that at least two men In dres suits from a celebrated detective agency should be present, and that no doubtful' people should be permitted access to the floor of the ball-room. "You know," said Mrs. Saunders, •'any contretemp with underbred people would be so embarrassing to my friend the Countess." But she never informed that great lady of the steps she had taken for her protection. The detective agency happened to be short of men that night, for there was a great strike on at tbe celebrated packing establishment of MoGoosleum, Hogsheads, Sons & Co. They couldn't muster bu t one operative to send to the charity ball He was a rather young man who had been drafted West from their New York office. But be knew bis business. There was quite a flutter on the floor when it became known that tbe Coun- tesa do Honfluer bad arrived. That dis tinguisbed personage, escorted by the friendly member of the committee of arrangements, stood surveying the brilliant assemblage lor a few moments through her gold and pearl^handled lorgnette. Mrs. Saunders regarded ner admiringly. She would have given worlds to have been the object ot such attentions, The Countess herself was evidently enjoying her social triu.mph. She was »n excellent dancer, and fond of it, her card was filled rapidly- The young roan from New York bad been told to fcsep W#r hep. Special in- bad been given him reg ar d_ those priceless gems. Bwt he b%4 washing at liim entrance. Yotk and nodded* Tbe sloud had gathered on^bfs teatttfes when ho saw the.detective ift his A peculiar smile passed over the a*? tectlve's mouth, aa he watched the Cptttt* tess and her companion sweep down tbe length of tbe room. Under thcj, faf)* strains of the muslo and the soft ffou* frou of silken skirW could be heard tne low whistle with which that young man was accustomed at times to relieve hi t feelings. He was doubtless thinking of the committeeman's instructions: "You must be very careful to keep your eye on my friend, the Countess.' WAR REMINISCENCES. HANKERING FOR PEANUTS, Due I'm glad you sent for me," he said, when the waltz was ended. presently, "0! course, It's no fault of the co'm- mittee of arrangements, but, notwlth- standing our vigilance, I see some queer characters have crept in here. It's best to be cautious." "What do you mean?" asked the committeeman in astonishment and some alarm. Exclusiveness was h's hobby. At the Union League they called him "The Ward McAllister of the West." "Well, there's a great deal of jewelry about," replied the detective, carelessly. "That diamond spray of your friend, the Countess, for instance. "It would be a comparatively easy task lor an expert to get away with it. She ought to be more careful any how. 111 speak to her." "Youl" "Why, certainly. Just introduce me. It's all right. I wasn't always a detective, you know." Then he added in a lower tone: "The Countess is not the one to forget old friends, either." "Who is that distant gay young man waltzing witb the Countess?" inquires Mrs. Saunders. "They seem to be well acquainted. A New Yorker, you say. Really, I must see that he is introduced to Emily." "One turn more, and now come here," says the gentleman from New York, in a quiet but authoritative tone, and be leads the Countess de Honfleur to an ottoman, where partly sheltered by a bank of hot-house plants, tbey can not be overheard. She is deathly pale. "For Heaven's sake, don't expose ma here, in this ball- roomt" she pleads. "You should have stayed abroad," replied the detective, sternly. "I told you after th'at last escapade of yours that if you ev*>r returned you would find America too hot to hold you. Your disguise might deceive some, but not me, who know all* your tricks of trade. Though I confess that for a pronounced brunette that brown wig of yours quite becomes you." She trembles violently. She is the very picture of despair, and pales beneath her rouge. He goes on, mercilessly: "Where did you get those imitation stones? Thery're nob at all bad; they deceived even me at first. Paris, eh?" "Yes, Paris, of course. Why do you torture me?" She wrings her hands melodramatically behind the flowers and ferns which, screen them from the public gaze. "How much have you let them in for down there on Prairie avenue? You might as well tell the truth. You know I can find it out at any mom ent." "Only about five hundred dollars," she answers. "1 give you my word it is no more." "They deserve to lose something for .tinning after women like you," he routers to himself, "and toady ing to foreign itles. Upon my word, but the joke is a good one. The Countess de Honfleur! Where did you get that name? Isn't it some little'fishing village on the coast of France?" But he doesn't laugh. She is pleading with him now, for life and death, with ler soft, woman's voice. "Don't expose mo," she murmurs. "Think of my friends. They have been so kind. And tbink what the past few weeks have been to me. For once I have been a lady." Detective though he is, he is touched. He was a gentleman himself once, in the old Spendthrift days which have brought him nothing but ruin and disgrace, until out of sheer necessity he has. had to adopt his present calling. The old instinct is strong upon him. He knows what she means. "Finish your evening," he says quietly; "but midnight must see you of? this floor, and to-morrow your last day in Chicago." Next morning Mrs. Saunders' guestj received a sudden call, necessitating her, immediate, return to New York. It was not until six weeks afterward, when she read of the arrest of Mrs. Martha Hanbury, alias' Mrs. Humphrey Lord, alias Mrs. Jennie Taylor, alias the Countess de Honfleur, that a sudden light forced itself upon Mrs. Saunders' brain. Heavens! had she entertained an adventuress? I'm afraid she had. And old man Saunders kept on thinking.— Austyn Granvllle in Chicago Journal. to th« HuMt Contracted in the South. "That man has got the peanut habit," said a retail dealer in nuts and fruits on Sixth avenue, referring to a gray-haired man who had stopped and pttrchasud a nickel's worth of raw peanuts. :; "Nevor heard of the peanut habit, eh? You don't like raw peanuts, either, do you? I thought not No one does until he has acquired the habit, and then he wants his raw peanuts just as regular as ho wants his tobacco, if lie chews tobacco, or hiscigar, if he smokes. The funny part of the peanut habit is that it is prevalent only among veterans of tlio late war who served either in Virginia, Tennessee or North Carolina. Those are the States whore all the peanuts are grown. If you can remember how things wore bo/ore the war, you will know that the peanut was then only a holiday luxury to the groat mass of people in this country. The day when the circus was in town, during the. county fair, and the groat and glorious Fourth ot July wore about the only occasions that the popular yearning for tho peanut was in any measure satisfied. At those memorable times tho nut was shucked and masticated till it couldn't rest, and it was only in the towns and villages that tho favored few couldhave it with thorn always. Before tho war thort) wasn't a peanut roaster in tho entire country outside of the big towns, and tho country dealers bought their stock already roasted. To-day every cross-roads from Maine to California has ] its peanut stand and its wheezing roaster, and the great American nut has no bettor standing circus day or Fourth of July than it has any other day of the year. "A large proportion of the soldiers who wont to Virginia and Tennessee and North Carolina from the North wore from tho rural districts, where the peanut was only for their delectation on gala days or their occasional visit to town. So whon they got downright among the peanut patches they were metaphorically in clover. At first they roasted at their camp-fires tho peanuts they pulled from the patches, but it wasn't long before they not only acquired a tasto for them raw, but many of them preferred them raw to roasted, the same as a genuine..pld lover of the weed prefers his tobacco undisguised by any other substance, no matter how sweot or toothsome it may be. Tho result was that the boys discovered after a time that they hankered after their peanuts pretty nearly .as much as they did after their tobacco, and when they came back home the longing came with them. What has been the consequence? The demand for peanuts increased so immediately after the war that the crop didn't begin to supply it. Wideawake farmers saw the point, and garden patches where peanuts had been grown for nobody knows how many years were abandoned for broad fields which were planted with the popular nut, and today Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina are growing nearly 3,000,000 bushels of peanuts a year—a result due almost entirely to the civil war and tho contracting of the peanut habit by the soldiers. Naturally the returned soldiers' demand for peanuts placed them within reach of the rural population to tlio furtherest limit of 'wayback, and the' nut ceased to bo a holiday luxury. Tho floor of the backwoods grocery is now littered nightly with the shucks of peanuts hot from a revolving washer as thickly as it ever was tho Fourth of July in the old time, and the old soldier can got his supply of raw at Wayback Corners just as fresh and regular, almost, as if ho were still on the old camp-ground and pulling nuts out of tho ground. ., "Whon the war broke out most of the peanuts consumed in this country were raised in North Carolina. A great many were imported from Africa. They were of an inferior quality. In fact, the best ante-bellum peanuts were poor compared with tho nuts grown to-day. In fact, the later demand for peanuts has not had tbe effect of improving tho North ,, Carolina product or increasing its yield to any extent. Virginia and Tennessee, however, woke right up under .the in creased demand and improved cultivation has procured a nut, especially in Virginia, that is a.s near perfection as it can he. For all that, many an old soldier prefers the little thin-shelled, strong flavored Carolina peanut to the best Virginia. " 'It seems to gib there better,' a veteran said to me once, The Virginia nuts are the best; but people addicted to their use have complained frequently a fine branch forms on the vino anfl shoots down into the ground. Tho peas, as tbe nuts are called on the plantation, form on the shoot beneath the ground, like potatoes. When tho crop is gathered in October tho vine is plowed up and the nuts hang to tho roots. Vinos arid all are piled in cocks in tho field, and in twenty days tho nuts are ready picked off, placed in bags, and taken to the factories. There they are cleansed of dirt, assorted, polished in revolving cylinders, and ready, for tho consumer, whether ho is tho old soldier with tho peanut habit or the lover of tho nut smoking hot from the roaster. —N. Y. Sun. IOWA STATE KIW& CITIES m met. Financial Ccmdltlofi Of th» VowriH in the Stutfl. Census bulletin Noi 14 shows thai Ifl* debtedneas of ttte leading cities lit th* State to be as follows: Atlantic None. 5fli» THE BLIND SOLDIER. Joone Codar Falls... 26,000 Oharlton 28.000 Charles City.. Jlnrmda Council Bluffs, aavenport ,yons.. .larlott. Mason City.. Mf., Pleasant. Muscrtilno. Newton. 3-2,000 80,00;) 1,029,329 .._..- T ,-. 270,000 oskfcieosa. , 11000 28000 34i,lJJ Fatrneld Grinnoll Iowa City 04,000 A War Scene 1'letiireil on His Memory Never to Ho Ed'aroil. During tho National encampment in Boston an old comrade with silvery hair was led into tho cyclorama of Gottsburg by a bright-faced little miss. The old man sat down, while the child described to him the features of the picture. Occasionally ho asked her a. question, am: slowly shook bin head :\s if in doubt o tho accuracy of her account. She had described to'him in her own way tho on rush of Pickott's men and tho hand-to- band conflict at tho stone wall, whore tho Maine veterans mot ; tho charge of the Southerners, when ho asked, "But whore's the artillery. May?" ' "O, you'mean the big guns? They're over there-on the hill, In a row. 1 ' "All in a rpwi" he asked. "Yes," she replied. He shook his head. "Look around, i said he. "There must ba sonio more that are not in line." "Yes," she said, "there are some more down here, but thoy aro all upset; J guess they're burst." "Is that whore the nun are comin? over tho wall?" \ "Yes, grandpa." "Is there a grove of trees?" "Yes, it seems to be full of men, but the .smoke is so thick you can't see them," "O, I see them," he cried. The little girl replied: "O, no, grandpa, you can't see them." "Yes, I can," cried the old soldier; "I can see tho men, the grove and tho broken cannon lying about.". Tho child looked at him in innocent surprise and said: "You are joking, grandpa.'' "No, iny dear," replied the old man. "No. That was the last thing I ever saw. There was a caisson exploded there just this side of tho stone wall, arid that was the last terrible picture I ever saw, for it Avas then that I lost my eyesight, and I have never got tho picture out of my mind."—Portland (Me.) Telegram. Keokuk. 207,400 Knoxville 33,000 Whatobeer.. 12.800 Total $3|242,870 An Olil Certificate. The Auditor of State has received A letter from J. T. Brown, of Brooks, Cal,, containing a certificate for eighty-six cents duo him since November 5, 1802. The principal and interest now amount* to $.i.85. Ho states that! the certificate, which has been lost all these years, was given him for service in the army and bad been mislaid in files of army papers. He asks that a warrantee sent for tho full amount, but this Is impossible, owing to there .being nd fund that can be drawn upon to pay it. Took tlio Cloth** Aivny. M. E. Billings called at the office of the clerk of the Supremo Court In Dea Moines with -his wife and took away the clothes worn at the shooting affray With. Kingsloy. It was a curious bundle. With the clothes were the revolver, bullets and suspenders, with a bullet impacted on the buckle. They have gone to live with bis son in Nebraska* and would probably s«ok to recover damages for the $10,000 expended in his defense, and for imprisonment. 1*3 TAKEN FOR A SPY. Cnrap Be- the Dr. Mary Walker's Arrest in a fore Atlanta. "When we were before Atlanta," said Major Boyd, of the coast survey, "I had one of my men stationed as patrol on the road into camp, and as I returned alone from a reconnoiter, I found him skirmishing with a remarkable looking object in top boots and a semi-military dress, mounted on a tall bay charger, '• 'What is it.. Major?' ho asked in a bewildered way, as I rode up. " 'Some one in disguise,' I answered, 'probably a spy. Take him into camp, he is under arrest.' "I am not a spy, and you dare not arrest me," was the quick response in a decidedly feminine voice. "Who are you?" I asked, impatiently. "Dr. Mary'Walker, assistant surgeon of the regiment," was the startling ] answer, and then I knew where 1 had seen this erratic creature before. Tho officers of our regiment bad been invited to supper at the commandant's tent, where we were to meet, we were informed, a young lady. Now we had not seen any ladies for months and our hearts were in our mouths as we donned our best rigs and presented ourselves at the appointed hour. It was a cruel joke on tho part of Colonel and he no doubt enjoyed our bitterdisappointment whon we saw the trousered object masquerading in male attire. Perhaps my chagrin on that occasion was slightly appeased by tho arrest of Dr. Mary as a prisoner of war, until her errand in our camp could be discovered. It was merely a freak of hers, and she had borrowed the big bay horse she bestrode from the Colonel of tho regiment. "I imagine," concluded Major Boyd, "that she has never forgiven me for my want of gallantry."—Detroit Free Press. Farmer* 1 Ingurancg Companies. ^ At the session of;thoF'armOTs' Mutual, Insurance companies of tttis State in Des Moines the follow ers were elected: Presidi Norton, of Wilton; VicefPresident, James Yuill, of Cedar Eapidsf Secretary and Treasurer, William Mather, of Springdale. President Farrington stated that the number of Farmers' Mutual companies in the State one< year, ago tvas 116, carrying §66,000,000 insurance. •-,._• Fatal Shooting at Knoxville. At Knoxville Henry Langstraw, a blacksmith, and Sherman Shields, a compositor on the Express, about 2 o'clock in the morning went to Lang- straw's room in company with two girls named Porter. Thfty were followed " a brother of the girls, who effected an entrance, and in the altercation which ensued Lansrstraw shot Porter in the abdomen, inflicting a fatal wound." Langstraw and Shields were arrested. The .Dairymen. At the annual meeting in Des Moinea of the State Butter, Cheese and Egg As^ sociation the officers elected were: O. T; Denison, Mason City, President; C. L. Gabrielson, New Hampton, Vice President; J. W. Johnson, Oskaloosa, Seer tary; C. W. Sibley, State Center, Tre urer; A. C. Tupper, H. D. Parsons, Executive Committee. AMONG THE VETERANS. GOVKKNOH FUANCIS T. NICHOLS, of Louisiana, is a picturesque figure on account of his dismemberment—a result i of the fortunes of war. He is blind in Etiquette Talleyrand, Uke most diplomatists, was famous for his attention to the details of etiquette. He prided himself on his ability to adjust his mode of ad- press to tbe rank and position of tbe person to whom be was speaking. On one occasion, when a number of distinguished m s»n, were dining with him, toe varied bis formula, when inviting them to partake of beef, in such a manner as to suit the rank ol the respective persons. "May I fc a "» e to« honor of sending your Royal Highness a little beef?" he asked a Prince of the blood. r lo a Duke he Raid: "M,onseigneur, permit me tP send you a Iit4e beet" "Marquis," he epnttnued, "may I send you some beef?" "Baron, do you take beef? ?ai tbe ne*t interrogation. -'Monsieur,* he s»ld to an untitled gentleman, "sow beef?" To bis secretary he remarked casually; "Beef?" But there was, Ofta gentleman left who deserved evp lew oqnaidetattQn *&*» tfr» secretary. *»4 was finally learned that some times the shells of a growing crop are discolored by prolonged wet weather, and as one thing that recommends the Virginia peanut as a favorite in the market is its clean, white, glistening shell, a process of cleansing the damaged crops was invented a year or so ago. In it certain chemicals were used that impregnated the meat while cleansing tbe shells. It is not likely that the artificial perfeoting of peanut she 1 ' 8 wi ^ be continued, unless the evil eftocts of the chemicals on the meat can DO overcome. "I don't suppose there are many pep- e who know that the j ibis country with the slaves that were landed on our shores- is a native of Africa, and in its orig- Jackson was shot, whilo the arm was carried away by a cannon ball at Winchester. CONSTANCE CAKV HAKIUSON, in "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War," says that many wounded and sick soldiers were brought into Richmond, where every thing possible was done for their relief. Her mother urged upon^one sufferer, a gaunt and soft-voiced Carolinian from the "piney-woods district," a deli cate trifle, which had been sent in from, some neighboring kitchen, '»Jes' oz you say, old miss," was the weary an"I ain't a-contradictin,' you. „... „„,, . swer; came to mout be good for roe, but my stomack'a first cargo of kinder spt, agin it There ain't byt one thing I'm sorter yarnin' arter, an' that's a dish o' greens an' bacon fat, with a iival state as full of grease almost as a I few molai-ses poured onto it." S?of pork Cultivation and change oil T«E objects «f the NafconaJ N%*al soil have greatly reduced the oleaginous I Veterans •Association, aa quality of the nut, although the North Carolina variety has enough grease yet to find a ready sale in France, where it toins its African ancestor and cottonseed in supplying not a Uttle of the olive , find in the restaurants and family groceries. Norfolk, Vs.. is the greatest in a recent generaltirder, are as follows: "'&> cherish the memory and associations of the war of the late rebellion, perpetuate the glorious name and. deeds of our navy, 'to 'sire.ngthen the tje* of fraternal advance the News in Brief. The Iowa State Poultry Associatio meets at Marshalltown January 6 to 1891. At Ida Grove George L. Williams, on«] of the oldest and best-known newspaper^ men in that section, was acquitted of, charge of- arson after a long trial. The coal mines of Northwestern lov are being worked night and day to au| ply the tremendous demand for fuel. There is talk of christening one the new cruisers being constructed^ the navy "Tho Ottumwa," in honprj the coal palace .city. Dr. F. W. Olson, of Sioux City, mitted suicide at Creston. The Railroad Commissioners been petitioned to compel the est lishment of a station by the Mason < & Fort Dodge road at Little Wall ~ The annual banquet of^-tli Legion of Honor.of Iowa was Des Moines. The faculty of the State School has been authorized to estab^ a military department and organi^ battalion of militia. At the gas company's wor'ks, at' Madison Jack Gilmartin was ' death, his clothes catching flre'f burning stream of oil. George Price, of Oskaloosa, W? badly scalded that he died six later. He had charge of the fii in the Frankle block at Des Mol» Iowa City's new 830,000 Young^ Ohi-istian Association building 55 cated with imposing eeremonie,! With a population ot 80,000 < s deaths occurred in Council Blu>fls \ ,he la%t year. The five Des Moines dent were on trial for violating tt»e iSt by practicing without licenseh^v acquitted. The teachers of Buena Vlste, \ after lengthy discussion, hav% the conclusion .that "eorpoial} ment is sometimes necessary. 1 '. By an explosion at tbeCadaja. near Qttumwa', Tom D.pjr'~ fatally injured and Frank i Lee Nash ba$ly burned. W, Wv Oi4i% » young war who had been feoldMig » resj Bition, as book-keeper and * tbe Orchard City mills at, missing, together with a li fh*, Hamburg sfthool Uull ed is, W8 l & * «Wt °* burned to the ground. J It first 3 SXyrlndrpoffi aVnlfe iZ ^ a^ «£^£ 1^ w£ *nd&e s Ww* * «*«£** po^WMM . .•' ****»J r }*w*» rr*?; -*f " _"• ,_,,„. «„*-„_ I t"" 41 "., .„„„„« u._« «-oftn nAnK,,ev,»iu Uha kHriAw&knd children of members; be hftd time to obey tfcose instructions. He strolled into too ball-room from the veatilaule. A magnificent woman leaning i*nguisbiugly upon the arm of -*>•»._ ... ^ otarrange-, „ fto memberi fe^^WWkflf few* on m»tt froffl Jlewlftfl^lf^^lilte*^^ 0 ^ the annually n l a ntat a ion l wben'the V viies"ai-e in'bTqs-1 to'foroe unqualified alienee, Lm The blossoms avft a br4gfct yellow ', general. government, t,o ^ lad' the vinos « vivid gr*0n. N« toe rights and liberties of Aw£?te§n aut does not grow frwa $he blossom. , snip, and to njaintaU* N*Vio,ft» ( As soon as a blg^ojaji appears, was lyaed State Bo»rd the W

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