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<f!p:% M'^y-"S^f|p|fl> j ; ''TfZ^W'i, c v - '1ffi» TOPES' **; -i€i **jf ttOWBS, AltJONA, 101* A, W^B^ESMYi OOWBM 22 A 1890. King and fbstilre, afid holding her almost lu tny 1)6 SHI* Ifin UlruT ULU aKLI If . . 1Htn elb»*8, and hatomer, knd a*1, AKlftlfWIthMStnantleftfid orotfrt citmd by, Witt Mi feot oti the fearth, and hU nose In the th6 cobble*, to-ofrk like tte ftlt the ' ! hal I Jifthty, 'Important, and fussy old g*elt rduld not like hla billet one-half do WBllV i try," Bftldthe King, "and here fit on Lhd I to you) 1 lost will most gladly sit down, , .f 1 can't mend a boot, a nolso I can moke, Which for Work In this life we too often mis- tike." tii6 king im fished ft flnper In hitting a nail, Ind the wax kept him arm on the seat Of the I At last he got itnery, and terribly swore ' - That fueudlng of boots should be stopped by the law. •"SMS drown," roared tho cobbler, "won't keep . out the cold; Like tnatijr other folks, 1'tfi deceived by tho And as for this tnsntle"--and here he fell •"There ttre wore checks about it than Mar- gerys gown." they looked at each other, and laughed tft the (And, had'we been there, we had Just done thesttino). «ald the King, "Let uS both to our stations return t tutting thlugstothe proof Is the right -way to learn.'' the King died In battle, the cobbler In bed. And as ho wns dying these lasc'wonls he said, "I've bfliitt a good coljblor, a very good thing, t hope Where I'm going 1 shan't bo a King." —John Paruell. TOGETHER, As I entered the room and felt my way to the bedside of the person I had been sent to minister to, I could not but feel a strange emotion of pity well up in my heart. I had often beheld, and had become accustomed to scenes of poverty anil suffering^, but there was something different in this place from what I was iu the habit of associating with in the lower class. _ The room was almost devoid of furniture; In fact. I might say, entirely so, for all my eyes could see in tho semi-darkness was a little bedstead, mattressless and covered with an old quilt, a tattered blanket, a small table, a chair, and a tiny cupboard. But I did not allow much of my time to be taken up with these observations, for I had been svnnra&gd to relieve the sufferings of <a sick*^^^nan. 'I drew back a torn curtain from the voken-paned window, and, by the aid a little shaft of sunshine that came .iincing into the room, I saw a pale, pinched face resting uneasily against the cotton pillow, while a pair of deep- blue eyes met mine with a pitiful gaze. A beautiful head, covered with a mass of nut-brown curls, tossed to and fro by the pains that were racking it, and slowly, but surely, snapping the life from the frail form. I took the wasted hand in mine and felt the fluttering pulse, the stroke of which de- aotecf great weakness. "How long have you been sickP" I «sked. "About a month," was the gasping reply, and a half-suppressed moan followed the answer. "You are uot here alone, are you?" I continued, as a thrill of sympathetic sadness ran over me, imagining this tittle creature without company iu this dreary ulace, and sick. A laiut, tender smile fluttered about her parched lips as she replied: "No; John stays with me as much as he can, but yon know he must search for work and can not give me all his noble heart would like to." I thought of the stout, broad-shouldered fellow who had come to me aud begged mo to make the call and felt Una he must be John. "He is your husband, is ho not? 1 ' I dski-d. '•Yes,' 1 t-amo tho low answer. ••Why doesn't he get some one to ' jttiy with you?" j --We are strangers here," s!;e said, "and know no oue who would come, anleas we were able to pay them, and John \A impossible, for liac uot "We are going to lead yoB home to -odf toother, where yott will have iright sUnshiti* to cheer you and the weet songs of birds to awaken you in he mbfaing." Her head leaned to one side until her eyes were fixed on mine, and a peaceful mile of happiness tilled her face with supernatural glow. "Is-^-U John go—ing, tooP" she gasped. "Yes, 11 1 replied, "he is going home with you." "Lay mft down, then, and—and let —me rest, for I will—-need all my been at work but a few days since we came. He sits up with me at night and during the day looks for something In do, coining every now aud then to see that I am all right." Just then a soft step was heard at the door, and looking up I beheld John entering. He came to tho bed. and, stooping, tenderly lifted the frail body and held it in his arms as if she were an infant. Tho great beaming eyes turned toward him with a love- light shining from their depths that is rarely equaled, and as his lips bout " " gentl.M caressed the little mouth a look of . t ' a |rfqct happiness lit up the e of the young wife. Presa stable oflt her back on the bod, and, ii'extraiodl to me, walked from the .jhorttime fallowed and joined him on !er close and surplus*food l as I reached his side, and o in us good! worn ur».d thin from tire- Id a moderateW anc l suspense asked: •mat teniperatur vn 8 |, e |j vo p , There will lj a place," I replied, "she ipht of flesh.fl«J)ved, and that at once; to ..pdreds of weiffnlLg s ^^ \y\\\ have Ins Bee that. fodd* lose attent ion," .en put into the 1, 8 fftce in hig handg and under foot. T chil(|i ftnd huskUy 8aid . .The susceptibilitsu trying to get her to go [latter,of supreme ils, in tho country, whore irned, The aviditJall of this; but, doctor, 'Pgenous ai)d_sacYg(j uuloss I accompany out of the question, for tough to send her. You he faltered, "we ran me and got married, r parents very angry [all of our letters back but if she would go they would take her pfimpuri opes taem with a being well uiiders ' 'on and by „.,, those most ,co: W roilk—are uaostl , Anqe pt its character '. we is greatest dan, •\ j'e unfit for human °« . his sobs lull of bales. a,>l * Ww preawery ooys report a l replied, "am ** i III ^W al ^ oent9 * or Ktu?«? you 1*1 . ArthW Stowe,_ Whojventj' ^^ WBttfTfoys have orpnif^J' 1 '^ be 01$ iSrSrfw* tP ,l?e aWe tagWWg' b r Wifli a heart filled with sadness I fently replaced the wasted figure on he bed and sat down beside her to wait for John. It seemed that he would never come, and impatiently 1 watched the fading woman, praying that her husband tvoUld make all possible speed, fbf it was only a matter of a short time, if she could be moved at once her life vas saved, for the very mention of her old home, with John beside . her. teemed to imbue her with renewed rigor. As I sat alone, her head turned toward me aud those • great, blue eyes once more opened, and with a smile- of delight she murmured, so low that I was 'orced to kneel beside her to catch the words: "We are going home together; thank God! I will not have to go alone." Once more her long lashes closed and she slept peacefully. Two hours passed and John did not come, and I was getting more worried every moment, when at lout I heard the sound of footsteps entering tie hall below. With a peculiar feeing that all 'was not right, I went ,o th« door just in time to see several nen coming slowly up the stairs with something between them covered with a white cloth. Ai they ne.'tred mo one )f them approached me and said: "A 'ew minutes ago, sir, a man dashed across the stroet in front of the car I was driving, and before I could stop one of the horses struck him and tho car ran over him. No ona in tho crowd that gathered knew him, except a man who thought he had seen him hang around this building, _:uid thinking perhaps his folks lived 'here we have jrought his body on. Please look at lira and sea if you know his face." With a sickening dread I advanced and railed the cloth; thero I saw what [ had expected, the mutilated face of John. 'He was not killed instantly," continued the man, "for after reaching iiirn he muttered something about him and somebody going home together. I did not reply to the driver, but taking him by the arm, drew him into the room. As we entered the sick woman moved uneasily aud a low moan escaped her lips, followed by a gentle whisper that sounded more liko the last breath of a sweet strain of music than anything else: •Thank God, John, we are going home together!" There came a short gasp from her, and realizing too well the meaning of it, I sprang to her Bide aud lifted her up. But I held in my arms nothing but a piece of lifeless clay; they had indeed "gone home together." — Edward N. Wood, in Atlanta Constitution. Hair-Pin a Handy Thing. What the jackknife is to the average school-boy, the hair-pin is to the school-girl. She does not use it to whittle with, siuoe girls usually have a horror of that boyish accomplishment; but she has duties which are just as imperative, and fhe hair-pin is her ever-ready implement. She has no pocket suitable for carrying a jackknife, but her braids or twists furnish abundant room for stowing away a few extra hair-pins, and it is the handiest thing in the world to take them out, use them, and return them. What does she dp with them? mayhap our bachelor friend will ask. Buttons her shoes and her gloves, uses them for hooks, safety-pins and ordinary pins, if the original articles are not at hand; fastens her pictures to the walls, secures her bric-a-brac, adjusts her curtains, fastens her window in whatever position she wishes, renders the look of her door burglar-proof by thrusting a hair-pin into it, or if she has lost her key or lent it, picks locks, mends broken hinge's, repairs her parasol, secures an awkward bundle, and by bending and twisting them makes more handy things than n. carpenter could get into a tool-chest in tlie ordinary line. — Good Housekeeping, About theJSIminroek. We hear more of the shamrock than we know about it. .James O. G. Duffy, in American notes and queries, says that iu Ireland only one shamrock is known. It is an indigenous species of clover, which trails along the ground among tho grass in meadows. The trefoil leaves are not more than one- fourth the sisse of the smallest clover I have seen in America, and are pure green in color, without any of the brown shading of white aud pink clovers. The creeping stem is hard aud fibrous and is diih'cult to dislodge from the earth. On St. Patrick's Day the true shamrock 1ms to be searched out from among the grass, for, though comparatively plentiful at thutfi,. sou, "it grows close to the ground. Later, it bears a tiny "whitey-brown" blossom. The information that sham rakh is the Arabic wo?d for trefoil is new to me, and may be of service to those interested in the origin of the Irish race. The word could have been introduced by the Milesians, or II mav furnish an argument in supporl of the contention that one of tho lost ten tribes of Israel settled in Iroluud, which has been revived by the publication of a recent book. _ The commissioners of th>s Now York state reservation at Niagara Falls op- S ose all projects looking to the utiliaa- on of the falls for manufacturing pujv Ireland spends $25,000,000 a year on LABftS mm in Ooinpr»h*rtdlAfe 8ttaj>t» thlnfti. ''What sort of a time do you baft with your lady depositors?" The question was asked of a patient- ookihg. middle-aged gentleman who tood behind the counter ofrer which was the sign "Paying Teller." itt one of he tip-town national banks. Well," he replied. With & smile—ft •cry agreeable smile—"now that I have )ecome a practical philosopher, I do not find it irksome. Indeed, I rather enjoy myself. The efforts of a lady to master the intricacies of banking rules nd practices used to make my head ache. Now they provide entertainment or me all day long. I used to sigh vhcn I saw a'lady approach the win» Jow with an expression on her face indicating that she was in doubt about something. Ifow 1 observe her coming vith pleasure, for she may have some new problem—though that is unlikely —or she may develop some new phase of character. That is unlikely, also, lotvever. I think I know them all. I ought to." Why is it they can't understand?' 1 'Many of them understand every- •liing. The majority of them do. The vomaii who cannot comprehend all hat is required of a depositor is an exception. But those who do not un- lerstand do not understand at alt. iVhat do you think of a lady coming lere aud demanding to know why a iheck drawn by her was not paid when there was no»'mouey to her credit? !'ve had that happen to me a number of times. It happened this morning. iVhen I told the annoyed woman -hat her account was slightly overdrawn, she asked mo why Iliad n't sent "ier word. " 'You could have told very easily by consulting the, stubs in your check- jook and comparing the total with the total deposits iu your bank-book. 1 I said. Oh,' she said, 'T can't bother with igures. I always hated 'em." "And I had some difficulty in convincing her that it would be necessary to put money in the bank before she cjould draw any more out. She wasn't quite so bad, however, as the very innocent lady, historical in bank circles, who, when one of her checks was sent sack marked 'No funds,' descended ipon the bank for information, and, ncidentally, for more money, eiplain- ng that there must be plenty to her iredit stilt, as she had only used about jalf the checks in her check book. The teller was obliged just then to nform a bright-looking young woman that her signature to the check she presented would be absolutely necessary Before he could honor it. She blushed 'uriouily and hurried to a desk to add ixer name. There's an example." he said, laughing. "But she knows batter. It was only carelessness." When" he had paid the young woman her money'he continued: "It j« » great wonder that lady depositors/*;^*, not continually being defrnude(||;|6ecause of their manner of drawing checks. Of coursu when they draw them at the bank we cnn correct them. But tha checks they write during their shopping hours would, I should think, be LI constant temptation to people with tough consciences. They could be so easily raised. Nearly all, except the experienced ones, fail to till out the line after putting down the amount, and any bungler could raise the figures. It is a blessing, therefore, that most of the checks are drawn to the order of tho reputable businuss houses of the city. "Frequently their checks are for ridiculously small amounts. It is the new depositors who write them. It is a novelty, and they appear to leave all their small change—and big change, too. for that matter--at home, for the purpose of enjoying it. I have had as many as lifeeen" checks from one woman in one day and some for amounts as small as 5 cents. The other day a check was presented here for 19 1-2 cents." "Do they lose their tempers, often P" "Oh, sometimes, of course." Just at that moment the xngr3 r notes of a woman's voice were heard. She was talking to the cashier. It appeared that'i check of hers had been refused because it was drawn for an amount larger than the «uui to her credit. "The check," said the cashier, calmly, "called for $23. You have only $H in the bank.'" "I have, too," she answered fiercely; "I've got $87." "You're mistaken, madame," answered the official, still calmly. "Well, here'* my book. You can see for yourself." The cashier took the book with the resigned air of a mm who had been there before many a time. He examined it quickly. "The trouble is," he said, "that you have drawn a cheek hurriedly sonic, time, and neglected to fill out the stub." "I couldn't possibly have done that,' she replied, "because I always till oui tho stub first. And, besides, I don't write checks hurriedly, I don't do business thnt way," The cashier smiled, and that exasperated the woman still further. "You've made the mistake yourself, 1 she declared. "We do not make mistakes here, 1 was the quiet response. . "But you might," she said, with em» pbasis. "Yes, we might, l^ot wo never do." "It's possible, isn''J% n H,|8he demanded, with more emphasi "Yes, it's possible, \ thing is possible, But \ J raost every never have mad a oue iu our twenty-two years o: KilftinnQ* }\tn '* life. The lady sniffed at this, and throwing her checkbook on the then, coun she said, sarcastically, "Well, this institution needs moqey so badly you can have it." She flounced out. "Will the bank be that much ric-h er?" was asked of the paying teller, "Hardly," he replied"; "she'll uu doubtedly come back and draw it out. 1 — N. Y. Times. A thief who robbed a house at Wilkes- baiTR, Pa., took a bath and arrayei himself in oiean liueu aud a fresth, euj b,efo,re The obelisk iu London cannot stftmi the climate. In the residencft of the late Simon £. Fitfc in Auburn. Me., is a chair over- ;wo hundred years old. the Rev. Dr. Abel Stevens, now 78 enri old, is writing another volume of his great "History of Methodism." Sir Morell Mackenzie, when he comes to this country ne*t fall, will ecture on other than medical subjects. The Rev. Df, Lyuiaa Abbott writes n the Christian tinion in favor of open- ngthe libraries, museums.and artgal- eries Sunday. Miss Abigail Dodge ("Gail Hamil- ou") teaches ft Sunday-school class hat meets every Sunday at Secretary Jlaine's residence. George Reyman and wife of Massil* on O.,aged respectively 69 and 60years, smoke on an average 134 pounds of .obacco per year. Lord Dunraven's eldest daughter, _jady Enid Wyndman-Quin, is 19 years of age, pretty, an excellent violinist and ambitious to be an author. Henry George is having great success in Australia. His addresses are attended by great multitudes, and the papers give verbatim reports of them. Atlolph Busch, the St. Louis beer <ing, is at the head of an establishment which employs 8,000 men, and lie receives a salary of $60,000 a year. In the town of Prescott, A. T.. a jold nugiret is on exhibition. It is worth, as" it stands, $700. and was ,akeu from the Big Bug mines recently- Gov. Pennoyer. Governor of Oregon, s a New-Yorkor by birth and comes of old New England ancestry. _ H» las been a resident of Oregon since 1852. Henry M. Stanley has at last reached the climax of earthly glory. A London firm has notified him that it has named a brand of sausages in his lonor. Dr. Charles Waldstein, tho distinguished archaeologist, is coming to America to endeavor to raise the necessary money for the Delphi excavations. Abram S. Hewitt has something like $5,000,000 invested in the South. He is largely interested in various iron furnaces and foundries, and is the owner of much real estate. A Wall-street broker who recently met the novelist Daudet in Paris was asked the other day how the great writer impressed him. "Well he replied. "I though his hair needed cutting." Mrs. Ann Hyde is the oldest pensioner iu the United States. She is the widow of a veteran of the War of 1812. Recently she celebrated her 101st birthday. She ii)ukes no attempt to conceal her age. Miss Ida E. Bowser is the first colored female to graduate from the Department of Music of the University of Pennsylvania. She is an accomplished violinist and has arranged several •reditable musical compositions. Amos A. Parker, of Fitzwilliam, N. H., is nearly 99 years of age, and. having graduated at the University of Vermont in 1815. is reckoned the oldest college graduate alive. Mr. Bancroft graduated from Harvard in 1817. Louise Michel, who has returned to Paris, follows the fashion of accepting liberty under protest. She says: was never insane, but indignant and furious. I have not deserved the infamy of a pardon from Coustans." Among the many gifts received by Mr. Stanley in the last few days is a well-worn copy of Shakspeare's works, from a laboring man. Mr. Stanley was iiitiuh gratified by the receipt of it, and wrote tho giver a cordial letter of thanks. Queen Victoria, having completed the fifty-third year of her r*iga, has now reigned longer than any English monarch excepting Henry III.; George HI.'s sixty years on the throne being left uncoiisi'dered, as it was so interrupted with regencies. • Gen. Longstreet is engaged upon a history of the Civil War "and especially f the campaigns in which he took part. If hu lives to complete the work it cannot fail to be a valuable contribution to.-'ije history of a couUict all of which he saw aud in part of which he was. The Rev. John Prince, a Methodist minister 80 years of age. and Mrs. Cynthia Wood, 84 years of age, and mother of a member of Parliament, were married recently iu Montreal. They were lovers when the century was young, but their parents forbade their match aud they parted. Dr. Heinrich Schliemann is a mem' her of the Grocers' company of London, Before he unearthed ancient Troy and dug up Agamemnon's tomb at Mycenps the irrepressible excavator sold her( ancl butter, potatoes and milk for oV^ five years in a little shop in FurstenbergjWh'ere he was a grocer's clerk. Prince Bismarck says of Gen, von Caprivi: "Ko'has a clear head, a good heart, a generous nature, and greal working powers; altogether a first-class man." And then Gen. von Caprivi says to the world: "Don't mind whal Prince Bismarck says, He is out ol office now a,ud his words have no, weight!" Justice Lamar of the Supreme Court not only nods but actually sleeps while on the bench. A Washington letter- writer says: "Whenever Iliave looked in at (he Supreme Court between visits to the Senate and House (here he was, chin dropped among-the folds of his robe, eyes shut and arms folded, a picture of judicial somnolence, with dignity uot to be beaten even in Westminster or the Old Baile)." Prince George of Wales attended, A Salvation Army meeting durittg his last (Sunday) nigh<; in London, and, perceiving a hoodlum who was perched up pn n fountain acting rudely and interrupting the exercises, went and pulled the fellow down, without cere* mouy to the great delight of the o'Ao his own chaplaincy ori~the Thrush" •f which he was command. triue* iJismsrek'9 ancestors obtained heir family name from one of those ancient castles a short distance from Hendal, on the road from Cologne to ierlin,-in the center of the old Mar- qtitante of Brandenburg. The caStl* lad this name because it defended the "Marca," or the line where the River Jtese formed a boundary in former im-es br mark of defense against intruders. Hence the name Bismarck. Mrs. Catherine Sharp of Philadelphia is 112 years old and lives in * louse with five generations of her off- ipriiig, all of whom, xvith one excep- ;enarian has one daughter, Mrs. Mary 3. Smith, 72 years old. Then there s a granddaughter who is Mrs. Smith's laughter, who name is Mrs. Annie E. Wilson, 40 years old. Next on the jenealogical tree is a young married ^rent-granddaughter, Mrs. Mamie \YethoVill, aged 20 vears, daughter of Mrs. Wilson. Mrs. Wetherill's two baby daughters'are the great-great- randdaugliters. An amateur photographer recently stopped Mr. Gladstone in Hawarden village and begged him to stand still Tor a minute aud have his picture taken. * Mr. Gladstone refused and went his way. Returning later he found the photographer near the same spot, and looking desperately unhappy H the failure of his plans. On observing the ex-Prime Minister the amateur brightened up again and renewed his appeal. Mr. Gladstone entered into the human of the situation and stood still. Tho photographer speedily adjusted the camera and took the picture, and then, profusely thanking tho right honorable gentleman, he went on his way rejoicing. •_ The Art or Fast Walking. Persons who have never been trained to walk fast generally quicken their jail by bending foward and lengthening the stride, at the same time bending tho knees very much at each step. Ills pretty safe to say that no one can possiblv adopt this stylo and keep a fair walk at a faster gait than six miles an hour. The fast walker must keep himself erect, his shoulders back, and his chest thrown out. He must put down his forward foot aud heel first, and with the leg straight. Ha must take strides so quick that they look short. He must, if he expects to get a good stride, work his hips considerably, overcoming the sidewise tendency of tho hip movement by a compensatory swinging of the arms, The length of stride in fast walking is astonishing to those who look at it. A little figuring will make it clear why this is so. There are 1760 yards in a mile, or 1760 strides three feet long. To do a mile iu 8 minutes a walker must cover 220 vards a minute, or 11 feet a second. Now 220 steps a minute—nearly four a second—is pretty quick work, as any on* may discover for himself. Even three steps a second, or 180 to the minute, seems quick. Thn chances are that your 8-minutes man, although his legs move so quicklv that the steps seem short, is not do'ing as many as 200 stepi to the minute, and consequently that the stride is at least S feet 6 inches. With a little practice a man 6 feet high can easily maintain a 4-foot stride, for half a mile. It is true that fast walking is an artificial gait; but it is also true that practice at fas* walking will quicken a man's unartificial gait. One who can do his mile in 7.30 in racing trim and on the cinder path, can walk iu the street at a six-mile gait^ without either getting out of breath or becoming red in tho face, and without attracting attention by any peculiarity of his gait except its swiftness. It is a real gain to any man to be able to walk a mile in ten or twelve minutes without overexertion or fatigue; to be able to walk live or six miles for every four he used to walk without any more consecious effort, and with a sence of enjoyment in the mere exercise that he never had before. The walking records at some of the ordinarv distances stand: One mile, 7 minutes, 21) ft-8 seconds, F. P. Murray; two miles, 18.48 8-5, F. P. Murray; three miles, 21.09 1-5, F. P. Murray; five miles, 88.0 5-8. W. H. Purdy; selen miles, 64.07, E. E. Merrill; ten miles, 77.40 4-4, E. E, Mrrrill.— Waltir Slrirlaw, in Harper's Weekly. Shoes. The observing puile.si.rian at the hour of the fashionable promenade will notice that either women's feet have grown longer or that they wear shoes much larger than their feet. Undoubtedly the latter supposition is correct. The long, slim foot is the stylish shape. The cramped-up, knotty knuckles have gone out, Shoe dealers preached years upon the advisability of women wearing the long shoe for comfort and health, but she refused. Now they have hit upon the happy expedient of assuring tho dear creature that tho longer the shoe the narrower it could be worn. Presto, change, this popular shoe is *o long it fairly turns up at the toe. 'y lie girl wf 1 ^ wore a 8 1-2 now wears a 4 1-2 A ^yjioe, and finds that her feet looks »fa er and feel more comfortable th ,y ever did before. Physicians claim that the objectionable features now are their want of space across the ball and the narrowness ol tho sole iu the hollow of the foot, giving women a desire to walk on the hoel».-o ' the detriment of grace aud °l l ^ e ' r vertebrra. As - /lu - °ne makes it appareul ,*i'ort2or result is the only un- lo one, and that it is little consequence if the vertebrace do bang against each other like colliding train; at every step, the shoe will be remedied still further and made according to approved models. Womeu have one vulnerable point at which attack never fails of desired result. A Large Sailing Ship. The largest sailing ship injthe world Is iu the possession of France, Ilei name is the France. She is a vessel with five musts, on four of which a square sail is carried. The length is 844 with bean,i of 49 feet. The cargo which the France could, parry low than ei.Q ti*d St&te ftt Heitt-t. "A good deal of surprise h&i expressed by newspapers," ft man. tas recently returned from Florid* fialcl-, .\ :o a N. Y. 'Tribune writer, "that 'thii ' ! ellow Cottrell, the fighting mayot Sf 3edftr Keys, should find it possible ttf terrorize and subjugate an entiretflwtf, as he i* said to nave done. To on* who has lived in the small towns of th« southern part of Florida the situation s easily understood. There are fevT exceptions to the rule that the govern* ment of any people is just about what a large class of the community is con* ented to have it. This holds good, itt my opinion, from the vast empire of lussia down to the little town of Cedar teys. And I judge from the tyratt* nical policy pursued by the czaf and the outrageous bold'ness of the 'estiye Cottrelfthat each has atl equal- y large influential and admiring back- 1 ing in proportion to the extent of his domain. "I have just been spending a winter n a growing town near the gulf coast of a southern Florida county, where there is just such a clique in control ol municipal affairs as there must be itt cdar Kuys. This clique is led by the county judge, however, and he maintains his authority, uot by means of the shotgun, but by the processes of ;he court. Tho rascally decisions he 2;ives in trumpedup suits against the of his gang would make dull reading, as a rule, to any but those immediately interested in them, but oue case which I had him decide myself had a grotesque touch of humor in it. 'One of the supporters of tho 'courthouse gang,' as the clique is called,had picked a quarrel, by persistent effort, t with one of tho opponents of the clique, and had drawn a wicked-looking knife, of great length and keen edge, from his boot-leg, with which he attempted to stab his opponent. Tho latter, seeing the knife, drew a revolver, leveled it at the ruffian's head, and commanded him to put awa*y his : knife. The man did so and sneaked out'of; the store, where scene occurred, /without ( saying another word. In the; course of too minutes ho came back with : vtlie sheriff and tho town marshal. They arrested the man \yho had drawn the revolver, lodged him in a horribly hot stifling jail, where clouds of mosquitoes and a wretched negro or two were his only companions, and there left him for the night. "The next day about noon ho was brought before the judge and charged with carrying concealed andmurderoua weapons about his person, within the limits of the town. This is a con- ventent law for the court-house gang, who all go armed and never enforce the law except in regard to their enemies. The prisoner was fined $10. He paid it without saying a word, knowing how useless an appeal would, be, and then made a similar charge against his opponent for carrying; the knife in his bootleg. The knife was exhibited in court, and a most murderous-looking tool it was, fit to carve a man's heart out, in fact; but the judge, who seemed also to act as counsel for the accused member of his gang, appealed to the crowd in. the room, as a sort of tho jury, and said: 'Do you call this a murderous weapon? No, gentlemen, this is a simple pruning- knife, a peaceful tool of husbandry, a mere agricultural instrument. Fine a man for carrying the implements of his avocation about him P Never, geu- tlemen. To punish a geulonmu for carrying a pruning-knife in Florida would be a blow at the great orange- growing industry of this state, which it shall never bo said I was the first man to strike. The charge is dismissed with $6 costs to be paid by the complainant.'" Itanium's Lecture oil the Yoseinlto. "You have abandoned the lecture platform, Mr. BarnumP" The showman laughed. There is nothing mechanical iu this Barnum laugh. It conies like the suuliught which-breaks over a cloud. "I must tell you of my Yosemite lecture. I don't think it ever has been printed. I was one of a party of Bridgeport folks that went out to that picturesque section: Like every one who has seen it we all come back full of wonder, and our neighbors listened to our tales with astonishment and doubt. A church iu my town wanted, some money, and I was asked to give a lecture before its Sunday-school on the wonders of the Yosemite, the proceeds to go to the church. I consented, and on the evening of the lecture. s the church was croweded. I, had i>oc writ'ti,;: u line, I relied upon the in-' spiration of, the theme. 1 began by giving an account of tho organization of tho party that'made the excursion, I talked and talked of the trip ami the incidents until I discovered I had consumed two hours of the audience's time and had gotten only as far as Omaha. Not a word about the Yosemite, I apologized and told the >l '*pple';if they would come back in oil jn.~-»e,k;^ from that night , I would tell re something about the valley. re "They did so and I began wlf~ had left off, at Omaha, and at th ^ i piratiqn of oue and one-half )i ( P ( time I had reached the gates of, 1 Yosemite. 'When we arrived tlvi I said 'we all threw up our hands '•' , said, Great God, how wonderful!' V "That was my lecture on the Yt, mite Valley, JSo, I do not lec.fr now."— Chicago Tribune, ' •* ! .' • •!.. 7-1 lja iJt I ' ( 'I The Power of » Cent. ^.. ,' The common copper cent, the insj^ ', uificant tenth part of a ctiiue, can ri *•»* der useless the vast propelling force, steam. Place a cent before oue o£ , I front wheels of an engine in sufy manner that it rests firmly on, the ti and against the wheel, Thep the engineer put; on his greatest i ble head of steam, his engiujj will move. That little copper WUst fti'?t |,V taken away. This bit of fentnvledj will be of value to him who wjsUes ;, delay ft train several m.jn.u.ie§ for, a ml V V 1 '.< t,i ml

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