The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 22, 1890 · Page 9
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 22, 1890
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I ifif away. beanty passed ftll sm?ed In -pence and ploasnte, fid death, thosb stetn hiarand- . . to the biisinesi ef festorifig tot tiht> het Mtth get the land too rich for oats, ancfsoricthirtg Mist be found as A iiufse d£»5 85 beld the tod f or a'. few find they can «oW a C8 „.„, m continued; "Kip went into de mountains, slep' for twenty and When he come back ***** Tory ftp/wsDapefS and Publie MeW ln veryVown his own folks did . t .i. . i'. * ,. M ... i.;*-. i^ t.*. Aii i Dim•. ._..... .«»•; the toominiott Scetti to be All at Sea; veas wheat even ift central and northern Iowa The year has been ttftt face, , .• • , nt botdet s J and ttfl'dteiul of dying "S lost,' no anguished 'Crying slahr. ll,t>eat1i relgtteda* ever, toy nlde, , i . •' • Iwighed at his etideaVbr, ill >aHti'B favoted places I "It/herein; ' dt illgllt of loving facog, SVe 'between; •• Ifii'amp, growing cold and colder, 3 warm truth j . e>J6nelier nor older, youth. IB '-from the world's remotest quar. mB flowed, blaltiB.ntid ovor mighty waters, . fleath ifliotild come between nnd savor -omtUoh-loyed'anart; . fey might work, nnd will, and live for- lol'dlng heart to heart. Ihey. lived >ln. IrapnineBS and pleasure, Kfew In power und pride, . groat deeds, and laid up store of treas- fli ever; any. died 1 ifannny years .rolle'd on and saw them striv- .dother%ettr8.6till found and left them living, L And gaveno hope of death. sten, hapless soul, whom angels pity, 'Craving a boon like this; Hankihow the dwellers In tho wondrous city Mlrew weary of their biles. TgliriTarmers Me begihing to^see that there is ahopeful Mure for the pr?ce of wheat. This arises from two entirely dis- tincb causes; one, the advance in silve. ^compelling the English buyer to pay twely Icehtsmorffot the silver bu lion used to buy a bushel of wheat in. India, and hence raising the competing point that mtich, and the other that consumption itt wheat has verv nearly caught up-with production. Our average of wheat has been practically the same for ten years, and has now begun to fall off, while the yield per acre has decreased twelve per cc-nt. This advantage has been neutralized by the decrease in ex ports Until it is but a sbort period When because the lack of new wheat fields, the exhaustion of tho old and the increase o population', there will be no surplus fo export except in unusually favorable years Our farmers will then begin to grow winter wheat, and it is important that they begin to learn as soon as possible. This is one of the points on which the western farmer can ieorn from his eastern brother. We regard two points as established. One, that winter wheat must in all cases be drilled in. Nothing but disappointment and vexation can be expected when farmers sow winter wheat broadcast. The fellow who keeps the scrub bull and breeds to the-cross-roads "boss, will continue to sow broadcast of course, but we are not addressing him just now.. Wheat must be drilled in and if a drill is not to }fo Strftii? Patty in the tlnitcd States is Avowedly tlie Advocate Annexation. of you don't be," point- Why, "said his listener, lieve the story's true?." . True ? Ob course it is. ins nt me; dat's de man.' , The town was filled with farmers their wives who had come.from tar How UdWln lit. f** th* fiiat Edwin Booth's first lime. the low door and rushed for the <. As they did so, one or more charges (probably from doublebarrelled guns) greeted tbfir rush far Open air, and the unwound- B ,i v,™ Tom Kirkpatrick. 'had a bullet i hair and graze the the skin of|hi» i11_.*|. VIA n $9 a week His father wanted him to oe a lawyer but consented reluctantly to allow hir/togouponthe stage. He advanced At season, and and The Union of Clnrcli and State in Pftclndes Aniiexa- tien. Canadian papeis which have been received here and speeches of some ot the members of the tory government wem to proceed upon the assumption that thpre IB a verv strong (lie United Sules teir wves wo a ., -..neat to see the opening.of the new tttea ter, and Also, I think I may sar, to see for (he first time the story which Washington Irving bad Inid almost at thar Very d °As S T drove to the theater the rain rame down in torrents, the, thunder rolled tiwl the lightening played around tho peaks of Ihe distant .mountains under thn very shadows of f^hkh 1 was to act thep.nj It gave me a very strange sensation. WlTen I got to the theater 1 could the end of the ^ . yed ri ment at the Front, and on the last he played "Brutus; or the Fall of quin." Edwin essayed the character of Titus. dire failure. After this « lar- AS THE INDIANS HAN AFTEB, the boys presented their guns, aiid after this maneotiver had 6-tfna'another who had been concealing ijtMtin of life's long thrall, ** thelr.ttlensant places and came stealing • |the city wall. wish that brooked : no more dcny- j'it had been crossed— led possibility of dying, asiire they hod lost 1 he current of rest-seeking mortals led to a broader tide, lie were left within the city's portals, fravos grew green outside. Vbe worth the having or the giving, J)on of endless breath ? |lhe weariness that comes of living i IB no cure but death. ./Were Indeed a fate deserving pity i,.,Vere that rest denied, Snd few, methinks, would care to nnd the cltj 'Where never any died, NOTES. If the hedge fence is a little defective Iran two'or three barbed wires through its flength. : Barberry makes a beautitul hedge f u t u re, and to land is strong enough for all purposes with mow . ex p e cts, ithe added wires: „• A liberal feeding of oilineal to the swine lis as profitable and necessary as when led Ho other stock. Especially when fed upon ' corn do they become feverish and con- [Kpated.and need just such relief as the Seal will give. Some i western agricul-' turist rjlorts say that tanners have thus conVlelffy put a,u end to^the ravages of hog chole'fe. .Lirne is an invaluable article when applied in cases of mildew among cucumbers or a disease in potatoes. While (he vines are dew wet sprinkle them through a sieve both on top and underneath, as much as possible. Wliile speaking of potatoes, ttoe presM,- t of the '-^onsin Horticultural society'W's that in tuv. •• «eason there is no fertflter that produces --=r results than wood ash -3, notwithstanding the fact that ashes seem so dry themselves. F^ually good results will follow when put on the •strawberry bed. 'The wisdom of procuring and so far as possible ot planting fruit trees in the .autumn is becoming more and more gen- eHlv admitted. At this season there is a / -nt'er pressure of business with nursery/ ;ien and shippers, so that orders are got f '.out in better shape and sent through quicker. The weather is less fickle ;ind the planter has more time, to devote to the propw s-ixecutipri of the work. If the climate is so Revere as not safely to admit of fall plant- "ing, thn trees may be procured and well '^"heeled in," so that they are immediately ./available as soon as the weather serves in ' tljo spring. Is tho farmer us sensible of the fact, as he Should be that cattle in cold quarters be had plow it in, but by all means get it down deep. ,.,,,, . Next, it'must be on a solid bottom. . our •drying'climate the capillary connection of the surface with the subsoil broken up by plowing must be re-established. If the ground is 'fall plowed, it should be done early and'harrowed as soon as plowed, and the bottom made compact and solid. 1 W'hen'corn stands up well and is tolerably 'dean, the best chance for winter wheat in the west is to drill it in with corn. •Theseed-bed is already prepared. The i/i favor of annexation, and that, this .sentiment is so strong that the .tariff legislation of the lastcongress was m great measure" controlled by it One of. the most prominent members of the Uuited States senate, who has given much attention to the subject, on the relations between Canada and this country, recently expressed this opinion: "1 doubt very m»c i whether if the entire Dominion of Canada-or any one of the provinces of which the Dominion is composed should make nPl>hc*tion to be admitted as a state, of .the United States and that authoritative information could be given that Great Britain would make no objections congress would content to admit that state. To admit the Dominion of Canada might involve the entii e reoi ganivation of politics in this country. Whichever party might be in power in congre-s'.tha admin^tration would be very suspicious that the. new state to be ad mil ted from the. Dominion might join the ranks ot their political enemy in this country. That iact of itself would have a very depre-smg influence Upon any movement in favor of annexation. Onethingcanbeaccept-das an assured fact. The province of. Quebec, with its state church, with its constitutional guarantees which it is clairnrd have been given to the Catholic establishment mQue- w nen i «<-'" >•« . -."•• • , _,,,t scarcely get in. the crowd was so great nb'Mfhe door-countrymen trying to get to the ticket office .iiwU-nd of the proper, and anxious and incredulous old ladies endeavoring to past the door-keeper but refusing up their tickets. The rush over, lU u ,„«? tegnn. The audience was on the scene as it progressed and /' anxious not to loio a word.. During the scene in the last act where Rip inquires of the innkeeper, "Is this the village of 1 al- ine Water?" I altered the text and substituted the correct name, "Is this the village of CMtkill?" The crowded house almost held its breath. Ihe name of the village seemed to bring the scene home to evey rninn, woman and child that was looking at it, From this time on the interest was at its full tension, SurelyI had never seen on audience so strucK wun the play before. . , , , , There was a reception held at after the.piny, and tbe worthypresident lltUo« *u w no ««- ••»*•-' •*-- . . he traveled with his father—was his constant attendant. His first appearance, in a prominent part was at the Boston museum, on the 10th o September, 1849. Ihe company being short, he **&«%**** Phorl notice, the part of Tressel, with the elder Booth as Richard III, and did weM. Hi? next (ippenrance of note was at the Chalham, New York, n 1851. His father WPS announced as Richard HI., and this led indirectly to.fidmn « B^pfanfif ««at lull lllUllCUMjr iv ..;.«.,. .— --- i. ,;-• . character. On this particular night as he r.r.d his son were preparing to go to the 1' rater, he suddenly changed his moot and refused to start, saying he was ill and unable to perform. , ., Edwin suggested that he rouse hnnse to tbo effort, at least pm-enting himselt at the theater, thinking that when within the building he would forego his strange erolve. He reminded hw father how we ie had rehearsed and how well in health in introducing me to the company was so nervous that he announced me as Mr JIl^LVl'UO t»jw.i.- — - . Washington Irving. —Joseph in the Century. Jefferson bottom is-solid, and the top loose and mellow, and all that is necessary is to use a one-horse drill which can be adapted to the width of the rows. The corn stalks should be allowed to stand and catch the snow, and then'broken down late in the spring. It should be drilled in early in September so as to give time for growth beiore winter sets in. This plan has its objections, namely, corn is apt to blow down and the ground is left too rough for so wing grasses 'One of these objections can be obviated to a certain extent at least in some seasons by sowing early, and the other has no force where the intention is to pasture _and not mow the lands so needed. 1 he whole subject is one that demands the careful study of the western farmer who, .if wo mistake not, will be a wheat grower in the a greater extent than h« been a Jew times repeated the wretched cowards turne I bark o plunder the carlip. and the boys <«"" eft to make their journey of I oily mit<M o the settlements in their sticking, fu-fc over the burnt grass stubs of the prairio. In the afternoon the wo undeu boy declared his inability to proceed further, find requested Tom to go to the settlement and bring a wagon out for htm. Tom accordingly hurried on and just about sunset, while descending the river just above the town of Jackson (whiA town, by the way, consists alone of a frontier postomce . just as he reached the .crest of a low hill and glanced across the sumnnte of the next hill he saw fUe Sioux, who, catching sisht of him at the same instant came for him oil a run, spreading their line like an opening ffliitis they ran. 'Iom turned and ducked down behind the hil.l. and instead of running down, the revme toward the river, turned aiid ran up it, and out on the high prairie, where, providentially for him, stood an old deserted field which had belonged to a Norwegian settler and which, now surroynded by a high tail fc^ce was occupied by a dense crop of till wds. Tom srang over the fence,, ami weeds. Tom sprang o , in his peril and fright not forgetting to carefully part the weeds in front ot each step, and close them together behind Lttu, and 10 had been all day, but no argument coul.l move him. ., "What will they do without you, ia- her?" the son said. "Who can they sub- ^ ^ ._„-_-. - ' ' worked his way well out ot tho held fell flat. Soon an Indian, quickly follow"! curt reply. L ,. ,, ,„ I by two others, appeared perched on Hie There was great dismay nt the old man s t - of the feJ]ce( w ] ierG f or minutes, whidi idclenfreak. "No mutter, said John H. do ^ U | ess wero anxious ones for lorn, they the stage manager, to H-dwin, a « r vpved the apparently unbroken expanse .„„ ...ndoit. 1 ' So he dressed himself, £ J^ and at length to. his groat rein his father's clothes, and greatly excit- j.^ tnrned back toward tho river.. Lying ed, he "went on." quietly until darkness shrouded his move- Tne costume," says an eye-witness, P ^ T nwle his wnyoutof the fieId .., L...!.!-! *„,!„» uiin.lif.fitrnrn. I S mt . o ^ le 1)ra i r i e , and making a wide'««- r reached the house of a friendly settler -was 'a world to wide' - for his slight figure. All was confusion behind the scenes, and I bee by the original treaty between France and England could never be admitted as a state of the Federal Union. The -Catholic reliaion is toofiimly imbedded in the-government of Quebec for any one to imagine for a moment thpt province could become a state of the United States. Yet it is said that Quebec is the very province where Jie strongest annexation sentiment exists.. A tn-eat many ot the most-conservative thinkers are of opinivj that the territory now nnder the iurisdigtion of .ttns government THAT SPEAKS NOT. Father's Sulcld* The Pathetic Story of a "Dear little Flossie, I'll iore the night is over." _ •Grief ^ad driven John Kean mad. ,cide was in his mind to rejoin tht whom he had loved so dearly. :Up to recently there was no happier home in Newark, N. J., than John Kean s Sui- child is quite afl much as is desirable. Many are doubtful of the ability of the United States to go on indefinitely assimilating a half a million foreigners a year to say noth- incr of the al sorption at one stroke of -5,- OOb^ObO of people. It may 'be very, strong- 1 v doubted whether if the majority of the Canadian electors indicated ,a 'desire for annexation it would be verv cordially seconded by a majority'of the electors .of the United States. Them .-certainly is very much more marked agitation in favor ot annexation to the United-States north of the boundary line of the ©omimon ana the republic than there is to the south-ot it. No one here is thinking about annexation. And there is nothing in the minds of public men here or in current 'events 'to rant any basis or any claim tories are making ,as political war- whic'h the arguments . .-, eat a M'll'deal more? -betakes jEvery time a cow , . ., He lived in a pretty house on Plain street with his wife and five children and everything went well with him. He was an expert machinest in the employ. of IJewes & Phillips, iron manufacturers, and his pay was large. , , .Kean's whole life seemed '.bound up in his children, but of all he loved .Flossie best. She was a beautiful girl 14 years old and the affection which her father bestowed upon her was returned n thousand- Early last week Kean's five -children were stricken with malignant diphtheria, and from the first the family physican looked lor some of them to die. Flossie's caso was especially bad, and the poor father was nearly distracted. He nevw left her bedside and hisX . : ; >s to the doctor to save her lip "" „ ;.:• viable to listen to. .EverythingN :' ;, >ie was done for the children but tK disease had attacked them in its most desperate tprm and medical skill availed nothing. ,.,+,. Charles, a little 4-yrar old boy, cliedFri- .dav and ',vas buried the morning tollo wing. indesent haste, but the authorities demanded an immediate funeral. The father^. grief, was touching, but he consoled himself with the thought ujrujo HLV n*«,ix"'& •«" f — • ------ p . .-, at home that there is a strong -party in the United States which is advocating the annexation of Canada. There is not the PliEHlSTOKIC ANIMALS. The True Builders of the Pyramids. St. Nicholas. All the magnificent buildings of Pori are made of limestone taken from quarrie near the city. These quarries JIM composed of layers made entirely from the tiny shells of microsocpic animals. JNo less than one hundred and thirty-seven species are in these limestone^eds. There were other little beings, not so /mall, that did an enormous s^are of rock building, Ihev have received the name, "muminulies, from tbe Latin word "mummus, uiean- inj? "money," because their shells resemble coins. In Germany they are commonly called the "devil's money." They are so perfectly formed th^t one cannot help thinking, on first looking '.at them, that they have been stamped with a die. Jn some places mountains of great height are made of theirshells. In Egypt are layers of such extent that since centuries before Christ the rock has been used for building purposes. The ancient Pyramids and the Sphinx are made of. this rock. Beds of lignite, a ki.-d ot: half-fin shed coal, are also found amongst!be; rocks oE this age. When it is found it w the yellow amber, which is only fossil resin from a species of pine tree. It is abundant on the shores of the German ocean. 'Insects are often found preserved in it as perfect as on the day they were imprisoned, ihe nrsr, ben of all the ages was found in amter, "an embalmed corpse in acyrstal coftn. With it were found fragments of flower arc! leaf, as if the resin dropped on the flower upon which the bee had lighted, and enveloped both. the unwilling front entrance At wasjhurried to the his appearance the the river, where just other boy put in an front entrance. n . ftn?no oe . r applause rarg out in a wild burst, but it mnce lmving been unable to rest,in sufinenlySceased. No apology had been ^ co , d of ap p ro achingnight, but coni- made and the astonished audience allowed ,, ed Hlerebyto i repp moving,, and doubb- the rperformance to proceed. He had f esgpa88 i ng t h e other Indians in the night absorbed into his own teing every word look, soon wrung JAPHET'S ori'O KT U NITY. All Agitator Who Manages ,to Get Diu- monilB and MresBOB, Good and Square Meals. and tone of bis father, and ' from the audience a gratified applause. "John R- Scott showed great concern through the play, ?<>'• ring the breaking down of his young Ru'haul, but in am wer to the prolonged call at the close he led him proudly before the curtain and There were fift een or twenty **** _ -^- * j.1 i f. ^-1--- " — * «•-. *-i4- n i TT _1 «-»n« ntnn introduced him as the 'wor noble stock,' adding, sotto waser they do not know what that ! ° ,11 return to the hotel he ere w „, .-. . - . thy scion of a passen gerson aHudson river steamer-sit- voce 'I wil U hl toether on the promenade deck questioned coldly by bis father as to was his had evidently ell oS Ms stool"with a great"arash, having lost his | when a young man who -,->„,. nff h f« reached his majority suddenl.y fell off his Success. equilibrium while taking a nap. , "Consornhis piotarl" growled a gray haired farmer, who was smoking a changed' in mood or position, but it is now I bad ci llx . -That's my son Japhet, believed by Edwin that he had witnessed h j a |" lus pu ttin'. his toot in it. uBuvM-u y ^ ^ ..m:.!,™^ " o^ri ,., Te Beems ' Worn out, "replied the man . The elderly Booth was found ap- 1 parentlv exactly as he had left him, un *. '. s • _____ j __ « rt r,'*-:/>« Kiif ifc i« nrt« the whole "performance of "Richard," and was not dissatisfied with the result, slightest thing in the world talking. 1 ' in all A South American Fai' Jlnrper.'u Amongst the many hospitable farms and haciendas' that I '.visited, we mav favorable specimen Lenora Isidfi , He The Great Charm of the Maine Woods. One decided advantage which this lake country of New England posr.esses over tiie Adirondack is the vastness otits so itude.. Its uncleared area is so extensive,, its ior- ests are still unbroken by any highways, the streams and the rough tote-roads - save ~ luouthtul by in tt i nt r, to produce ,4..-Eni caloric. !sho also gets in the way of doing it trom habit, Bust as a man takes his stim ulant in ope su<ur.« or another under like circumstances. "a stable of twenty or thirty cows th extra fodder would be consumed fo £ Chorttime to pay for making the •elosearid comfortable. Nor will that CUJIOUIUU. i*****ow «»- •• »-" - ; • . . perhaps Flossie might be saved atter all. *• *-. 1*1.11- T^l^^Irt .tmiiJ- HnllMflV fi llUCIfUO il.' iwna-MJ »"»t,«" --• - - Poor little Flosie went Sunday, ana " "' JH3J. V-lwao in*v. w«". .----•- ---- -surplus food devoured turn out the lo in as good a physical, condition as ld a moderate amount in a house ot mal temperature, dry and well yentilat- There will be extra hundreds or debt of fie^i accumulated instead extra ndreds ot weight of food consumed . We ius see that fodder can be as truly wasted l eu put into the stomach aa when trod- j under foot. The susceptibility of milk to disease is a Latter of supreme importance to all con- erned. The avidity with which this m- -j-ogenous and saccharine fluid absorbs aerms of impur^- ^nd disease an-1 devel- ' rapidity, is now f But t with her died her brother Willie, a baby of only 2-years. Then * the lather became almost a maniac. The funeral was held the same dav but he could make no arrangemenfs (for it. He wandered about thehouvi ',, "Flossie, Flossie, why d U leav<» me-?" and nothing that cov-d UJ..UH-.-- - Cousino T 's'largV.and beivutiful estate at Macul, near Santiago, which is rather, perhaps, a model farm than a commercial enterprise. The whole hacienda comprises 500 cuadras irrigated, 700 cuadras of mountain land without irrigation. Forty cuadras are devoted to vines, which produce over 840,OhO litres a year; a certain portion is allotted to raising wheat, barley, and oats for home consumption.; a considerable space is laid out as a, park, with very fine and picturesque ornamental gardens, and the rest is given up to alfalfa and grazing, lue stud farm at Maoul is important, and the stock consists of imported 'Clydesdale, 1 er- cheron, Cleveland, Anglo-Norman, and thorough-bred racing stock, including a Yankee trotter, in all, about a hundred horses and nearly two hundred cows, bred from thorough-bred imported French and English DnrhaaM. This-establishment be- inff rather an exoeption&l one from manir points of view, you'might expect to finu the farm laborers treated with the same care as the cattle. But no. They receive the usual sixty five cents a day., -with food and lodging gratis. The lodging-consists of rooms in an adobe building, with a beaten earth floor, «r a cane hut plastered of the lumber crews, that this region ^cannot become populous with .viators. Though many summerings (tocouia wor. to describe us summer transients) now flit along these streams, yet is not his wik er- you be said could give 'him comfort. nessVverWarmed with visitors. Even while paddling down the mam steams but tew canoes, and with no neighbors one will meet )c undei-i-t,^ by the. modical pro•by sTtantific invesiigators !& most cone, jned—the producers t.,v— are mostly in complete ignor- , ot its ch.tracter in this respect. Thus •e is greatest danger that milk unfit for human consumption with- IP int-Tin'^ , ••• -'4' 1 0 the producer and i.v w -inn ,„._ V ^w. ^pur,,^^ , large po.r •T- 0 «i nt , •? it showing ^^ffss&^sss few weeks, ~~ BlftlfnBSS hiT^rn* *wBi?h he taoved » dend. . , i ~ * _tii_..w. oi.««»rt \ylxo went Late the afternoon he .left the house. At 6:dU o'clock he went to the Van Dyke house, <To. 23 Bowery, and asked tor a, room. He ee'istered as John Place and directed the lerkto call him at 7:30 in the morning. that hour 'Charles -V. Grohnan, the ieht clerk, knocked on Kean's room, but eceived no reply. Then he went out on be fire-escape and looked through the window, Kean was lying on the bed with a bloody wle in his left temple. x The room wasen- ered and it was found that the man had akeri laudanum before he had . shot him- elf One vial had been emptied and a of the contents of another had The man was ou tQ ( J to WUber & } ie this re crop c portion ueui^ii c»ii« MV-"! « „,,«__ r-; * j over with mud, while the food is composed of a daily ration of two pounds of bread in the morning, and at mid-day an unlimited quantity of beans cooked in greese. Ihnt is all; the laborer receives neither tea-nor coffee, much less beer or wine. The laborers who work permanently on the farm all the year yound, instead of being lodged in barracks, have a cottage and a bit ot land, which they are allowed to cultivate for their own profit; but in return for tins privilf ge they have to work at the rate ot fifty-five cents a day, or furnish a substitute The laborers of this class are cal ed "inquilinos," and are considered the stand-bv of every farm, because their ser,ices can always beCounted on_ from year s mav camp at night --- ~ . in sight or sound. Some future day the rich bottom lands along these streams may know cultivation; but now «^a r « mo * J left to the grasses, the wild fioweib, and the deer. When I first discovered tor myself the delightful possibility .ot relapsing for a seaeon into tills Indian ike existence, about twenty years ago, although it was then late in tlie summer, I learned that only two parties of "sports (as we are called in the native dialect) had crossed before me the carry from Moosehcad into the Penobscot waters; and not until the last day on nearly a fortnight's canoeing did w« pass ahoatman on the river.-From The Lake Country of New England by Bev. Newman Smyth, in October Scribner. • Tbe Oriental Aspect of New Mexico. Uarper'E Weekly. / In many parts of New Mexico the landscape features present an aspect, no i d»- A FEMALE CUSTOMS BBOKBB. A. l*dy of Twenty-One Yoarrt who Couduotn a rrosporous, Business. A modest appearing young lady came into the office of Appraiser of Customs Burdsall, says the Pittsburg .Dispatch, said something to that official in a low voice, received her answer, smiled her re- plv and went'quietly away. Bey on 1 .an attractive face and pretty ways her coming, 'would call for no comment., especially by any one bent on business. She Miss 1-1. K. Groser. Cincinnati's female- custom house broker, probably the only lady m the world engaged in that business. She is a great success and has the largest business in that line in'the city, and is another example ot what wonien can do when given an equal chance with men. . The business is a most difficult one, and is about the last one that a young lady would think of engaging in. Miss (jrosei is decidedly young and pretty and celebrated her twenty-Hrst birthday in July. 11 is an extraordinary business in its numerous details in which she is engaged. She must know the deft'erent ratings and figures, the duties on every manner of goods from even country under the sun. The bills arc made out in'the coins of the country from which they come and she must reduce that to United States currency. She must bo posted on the tariff laws and regulations Miss Groser has the patronage and con fidence of the largest importing firms in Cincinnati. Their goods are ^c direct to her. She figures up the duties pays it, and delivers up the goods, can handle a drayman to. perfection spite -n« 8 u U u,«-'t be. I've had.him down, in New-York for a week to see it Icouldn t ssfAbSnffi SjuirS' ° U ^toSe?tShe farm, I should Sh de similar to certain parts anl Palestine. u her demurenoss. Miss Groser father was formerly a customs house broU er He died find her sister took up th business and after two years gave it up Miss Grocer was too young then bu several years later determined .to 'ear her own living and soon received th patronage of her father's old customirs Her sharp business methods soon bxough additional customer and to-day she. i the leading custom house broker in the city. , very fair; but I wanted him to ackle something better. If he was only ,ke his brother Bill." ,. "What sort of a boyiis Bill? "He's regular XXXX flour, and 200 oounds to the barrel. Up to the time he was >0 he didn't know enough to slice turnips or calves. Then he suddenly began to lump himself. He went to readin about anti-povertyrfree governments, single tax, •ree lands, the grindin m°n°P« l ™u **f oppressed classes, the bloated bondholders, he elective franchise, and all that, and inside rf;a year he 'could out talk any man in the countiy." That was nice." ; , Guess it was ! He begun to talk to the mill hands, and in a week they were on a strike. He got them to strike in the fac- .-.onvinced all the farmers' hired men ^OH spilled upon the floor. The man was dead, the pistol bullet having gone through lis head and lodging just under the skin of the right temple. The coroner's office was notified and after a permit had been obtained the bodn •was taken to an undertaker's. JPWOGRESS IN 8CHSNCB. The largest gold mine to the world is «ud to be in Alaska. It is .lighted by electricity and is run day and night. osive carbonite has recent» P1J satisfactory results, and. tia?beeri .proved,that it as. a stable com, pound tbat'cah be storediorany length of tjmewitliout deterioration. From geological observations on end to year's end. plots are invariably skirts of an estate, at the other, so that, Their cottages and situated on the out- intervals one from together with their families, they form the natural guardians and watchmen of the hacienda the AU« vegetation on the higher portions feems to%e retreating, and the pop ars tot at one time adorned the crebt of the lulls nml now nearly all dead. FOIIKESTAL iJwos., contrtictors of bt. Paul, have assi^ed. Their ItabUitw are 1300,000; assets, $50,000. r Flayiug "Bip" in His Koine. There is in the village of Catski! Van Winkle club. This society- 1 ^ honor to invite me to act thfisrifi .. their town, I . accepted, aSTwhen I « t rived was met by the worthy president and other members;^ the club,, among whom .was young Nicholas -Ye^er,, whp .claimed 'to bo a lineal desceticlant ofthe original 'told'Nick." Emulating the spirit,of evolution, the citizens had turned the skating rink into a theater, and a.very respectable-looking establishment it made, though in its transition, state the marks of rollers did "cling to it stil ," 1 was taking » cup of tea at the table in the hotel when I was atti acted to the colored waiter, who was giving a graphic and detailed wr,o Wtt9 J tnig % geJ1ed O f the CatskiU moun- of Egypt, Syria, There is the same clear air, high lights, and wild desert spaces bounded by plateaus and sand lulls, and winding through the flat sandy valley, « si ver stretch of river, its banks .bordered by occasional trees-in New Mexico sycamores and cotton-woods-growing singly and in clumps. The low, flat-roofed, thick-wallf d bouses of sunbaked brick, of tints akin to the soil, add to this impression, and the Oriental aspect of the country sustained in many of the structures, implements, costumes of its people. In the open fields are the threshing-floors ot beaten clay, upon which sheep, goats, or asses trample the wheat from the straw, and the grain is afterward winnowed by the process of tossing it from blankets into the air; and in secluded communities the juice yet is trodden from the grape in rawhide tubs by the naked feet. 01 men and women, and fermented into wine, in greW 1 alias, or earthern jars as large as barrels. In these by-places, oxen as in patriarchal saa»draw the wooden one-handled sh or creaking cumbrous woodenwirt w _ -• _, __ ^ r.4-^/i4-rtV,orl onrflOH T.hfiir AST OLD TIlAl'l'EK'S STOBY TJia Adventure of Two IJoysWHH a Lot of, Sioux Indian*—An Escape After a ' " Chase In tlie Night. An old trapper tells this story of then their life blood was beiog pumped out, anddrawedS5.a'dayand boarded at the hotel." . , . „ 'A workingman s advocate, eh. 'That's it. He tolls 'em all about how. the rich are growing richer and the poor poorer; how capital has 'em by the throat; how Jay Gould and Vanderbilt are gnawing out their beating hearts to make' a proat. Gets §2,000 a year now and all expenses, and wears as good clothes as the governor. Has a $800 watch and a *200 diamond pin, and 1 reckon ha has oysters' and turkey at every,meal.' . ; "isee/ ,..;,^ ; ::;^;<;,;•* "And Japhet1 the comparison: V',1 have i may had hiii- ..-.- ....„,, a day,'and tomorrow he's going over the cooper shop und prove to the sut coopers that the boss is sucking their lit<j 'Hood by the gallon, and that it they don t stand up like men and demand §4 a da; he'll" soon be working on their necks an • making up faces at their staryin childly It's a {rolden opportunity, and ir Ja, don't seize it and make a hit III boil WW u^'with carrots'-- for the steers. —Pfow York-Sun..,,: 1 . 1 early the Lake Talcott party about this time came in for a team to move their outfit home, leaving . the two boys to take care of thirigs until his return- A warm muggy day came while he was absent, and the boy^s attended to their traps and carrying A "" ,y means of yokes stretched across their horns, . _ The accumulation of explosive gases in a 's hold caw now he room wipe, or ship's hold . caw now their guns around during the day, got them both wet, and, bov-Iike, neglected to clean and dry them, in order to render them sure fire when needed, lay down to wleep in their bed their clothing, only their boots, i'lwir, cabin outward and just at day- j >', ,'.'. VL ... A *J i ^ si' -I ON IN LIFE. P. T. ascertained; W (news -. cpflsista of ft. porpus. ,cylinder thin metal membrane, and the penetiat-,, by a ins gases raise * b cuit, and ring a» alarm Plose o, cir- BebUoyed by JTlre, •• PAI,MT«A, Oct. 13.—Maj,To«i Burton's ' fiire Sun/ '^supposedly the incend? ,/^The loss and insurance is un- X / without removing drawing off their door opened outward and Just at day- lieht, shortly after they awoke, they observed their door opening, and saw an Indian swing it around and set a stick against it, and then spring back and raise his gun alongside of two others who stood with guns presented. At the first sight ot the Indian. TUB BOYS SPRANG FHOM THEIR BEP and'while in the act of throwing oft the covering and springing to their teet the savages fired. The distance was not over fifteen i: 'feet ' J {P'afterward' examined tlie ground carefully), 1 arid while. it could, not again have been done in a thousand times trying without both being killed, the pnly hurt either sustained was a flesh wound bv a small bullet through the calt or one ot their legs. Seizing their guns, the boys aimed and snapped, but both guns failed toeo. Instantly tfce thought ot running, while yet theguus of the Indians were empty, came t9 their minjis, and with a \vord to each oJihw they sprang through Uaruuin Tells How to Become Healthy; Wealthy and AVJse. ._ -)l'Hpo ( «wungmen'who would "get on" ip, tUis :'wb'rlfl', and reach the age ot four-score years with happiness and prosperity, thero is little more to be said, writes P. a, llar- num in the Ladies' Home Journal. Bur I nril.l refer them to a study of my own rmea ( of action ; , . Briefly, I would say; Be honest; do i.nt spend as ;nupAv as you make; don t smoke, or drink i depend upon your own personal exertions, and do not leave important affairs to a third person; don't have too, many irons in the fire; do not get above/' your own business; and, above all, bosysT tematic. ... „ ., is Advertise your business on all possible occasions; but attend to it, too, and see that your cUims and promises maaew the public art; fulfilled. It does not pay to have a single customer go a way dissatisfied. Nor does it pay to take money for services which you (W not render an equivalent. The best working years of a wan s ' > 'A'S '"rf *5v\8 f w '!?•& . rtfi j" h JL 14U Uvow ^i\/**»*"»(p .(-••—-- "^", " ' ' •, ' t i ' , are usually between twenty-six and sjxty; , f, but much good work is possible '—°*<" the three-score year»niark has bi I can say, for myself, that every 'of my time is put to some definite and, though! have numberless_ palls demands, I enjoy a. reasonable ,...„- tion each day. 'Both work a,»drflst,Wd' joy also, febouldniafce up the TOP o| a pjp, life.

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