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Algona, Iowa
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: v.'.r-A., THE UPPER DBS MOtNES. ALGONA, THWA. OCTOBER SAVED 20,000 HUMAN LIVES, Most tlii-iilliur Incidents of DIP Cliiciufo Fifnof NUietcon Years Ago. Jfr-evcWta a Hiid^iHai'lM 1 From Cutting: off ihc Ituti'tator People Socking: Safety. It Was Merely an Exhibition of Check, But Served a Rare Good Cause, I- -4 »U tii di tl. At 11 o'clock Monday morning, October 9, 1871, the flames of the big fire which dismantled Chicago had leaped from Dek- ovett street across tho (south side and the inain branch of the river, and tho north side «vas doomed. Burning buildings were falling, the smoke grew blinding and with nothing but the clothes on their backs, and perhisps a few trifles that had rapidly been gotten together, in their hands, 20,000 people—men, women and children rushed westward^o cross the Chicago avenue bridge. There was at time vm means of crossing the north branch of the river ut Division street. There was no bridge be tween Chicago avenue and north avenue It was on this account that the panic stricken people pressed onward from botl sides to cross the bridge, the only one by •which they could reach safety in that parf of the city whore the fire had not penetrat ed. The crowd was densely picked and stil covered several blocks. ( All were going to cross the one narrow bridge at the same, time. Those were fortunate who stooc nearest the edgo of the river; and as they looked backward and paw thesolidmoss ol humanity hemmed in by flames and choK- ed with smoke, they struggled the more madly to reach the bridge. At'lenglh the lumber yards adjoining the docks on both' sides of the bridge wer< turned to furnaces. The helpless erowc wns paralyzed with fear, but the wor4 danger was yet to come. The bridge was their only salvation. On they pressed, fearing that it might be hurnen before them, leaving them to the mercy of the fire. Suddenly all eyes were turned to the south. There were two vessels in tow ol tugs. They signalled for the bridge to open. The bridge tender rang his bel which sounded like a signal of exeeutioi to the fierce crowd pushed on by smoke am fire. It was evident that the bridge-tender was to stop the stream of people to open the bridge and let two vessels, whose sails were already scorched, reach a point of safetj far up the north branch. There was one man who retained his presence of mind. It was Captain John Prindiville. Hes'awthe policeman star to hold back the human maelstrom. Wo ll men broke down and children screamec n with fear. The bridge-tender put his j- 1 hand on the lever. Captain Prindiville rushed forward and said: "Would you •> burn and murder all these people? This 0 bridge can't be opened until they are al safely over." The bridge-tender hesitated. He knew that tho speaker was a brother of the commissioner of public works, and imagined he has been invested with some authority. He did not swing the bridge, and every man, woman and child in thf vast concourse heaved a sigh of relief. It was otherwise on the two fleeing ves^ seh. The sails of the Butcher Boy caught fire, and a brand falling on the deck of the Glenbula kindled her hull. Her masts •were immediately shrouded in flames. The :nien on the tugs left the hot air from the burning ships and cried out to the bridgetender: "Have we any rights? Open that bridee." Captain Prindiville replied: "You have no rights that we ore bound to respect to-day. This bridge will not be opened until all these people have escaped." , At length the long procession of fugitives had filed over the bridge. It was swung open, the tugs towed the burning vessels through the draw and they set fire to the woodwork as they went by. There •was a desperate scramble on the part of the In-idgr 'rndnr for tho West Side. He saw the bridge destroyed before his eyes, and the Glenbula was burned down to the water's edge. The hull of the Butcher Boy was saved and after being rebuilt, she sank to the botton of Lake Eric uff Point uu Pelee some years ago. Captain Prindiville reached the other side of the river just as the v2ssel caught fire, end his relief in knowing that all of - that great mass of people was saved from lie f ( Bts th the fire was clouded by a fellow feeling for okecl, t> , .Captain McGill, the underwriter who had thr the insurance of tl.u Glenbula. In the imo v & ^course of »n hour the man who sacrificed VM.II Jtwo vessf's to suvo 20,000 people received a for th telegram .-uting that his vessel, tho Major i Anderson, had foundered on the quicksands off Twin River Point. She was a totnlloss, and he was unable to recover his $'25,000 n-ovi J^OUUO a ' jP//jClie * ame 7 pendsuw of To Vermont if you can iret it. You will heed a deep saucepan; Then into a quart of fresh sweet milk break two poiinds of sugar. Set it over the fire. As the sugar melts it. will expand. Boil,, boil* boil, stir, stir, stir. Never mind if your face HTOWS hot. Oim cannot made candy sitting in a rnckin^ chair with a fan. One doesn't calculate to, as Great-aunt Jessamina always says. The way to teat it when you think it is done is to drop a portion in cold water. Jf brittle enough" to break, it is done. Pour into square buttered pahs, and mark it off while soft into little squares with a knife. Some people like cream candy. It is made in this wayj three large cunfuls of loaf-sugar, six table-spoonfuls of water. Boil, without stirring, in a bright tin pan until it will crisp in water like molasses c ndy. Flavor it with essence of lemon or vanilla; just before it is done, add one teaopoonful of cream of tartar^ Powder your hands with flower, and pull it until it is perfectly white. PLAIN CARAMELS.—One pound of brown sugar, a quarter of a pound of chocolate, one pint of cream, one teaspoonful of butter, two table-spoonfuls of molasses. Boil for thirty minutes, ^tirring all the time; test by dropping into cold water. Flavor with vanilla, and mark off as you do the maple carmels. Home-made candy is sure to bo of good materials, and will seldom be harmful unless the eater takes a grea* quantity. T lien ilie pleasure of making it counts for something.—From "Mother's Way," by Margaret E. Sangster, gin Harper's Young People. Girls In tlu-Sllk-JIills. Of all the girls who work in factories, the young woman of the silk-mill is the brightest looking, the best clnd, and usually the prettiest. You could scarcely believe, if you saw her in the street after the day is done, or on Sunday or a holiday, that she has stood all tlie long day on her feet, plying her hands, her thought, her eye, and her ear being unceasingly on the alert. She is smartly and genteelly dressed. She has a jaunty, bright air, her laughter is a ripple, and the demure consciousness in her roguish eye tells jouthat she knows it all. She can well afford to dress herself well, for if she be quick and capable her average weekly earnings will not fall below S9. An experienced girl, with quick hands, and in whose skill the employer can place confidence, will make from §14 to $18 per week. ' And mercy me! all the silent wooing, the mute language of eyes, that must go on among these looms; and this is attested by the many couples that are constantly being wedded from these Patterson mills. I saw all the process of the'-inatch-making there as I saw the process ofr fabric-making among the machinery:;. There «as scarcely a loooi in any faitory that I entered but had a banged forehead and a pair of bright eyes benind it; a casual glance would impress you that she thought of nought else in this world but her reels, her threads, her shuffles or her' loom; but a figure passes in between th y humming machinery, and she does not iniss seeing him too. She will come to work demurley in the morning as a young nun, and she will trip out at lunch without a word, going, perhaps, arm in arm with her ''lady friend," but in the evening, when wheels and shuffles cease their clatter, you will find that she has her tryst right at the very door of the mill; and how "proud and happT the young operator seema as he walks away with her toward her borne! There is a strong kind of the highest pride among these young women. They believe that no occupation on the earth ia superior to theirs; their personal conduct is the highest, and they delight in the good name of all their companions. It would not do to employ slovenly, dirly, or careless persons in these mills. The most costly fabrics are works of their hands, and broken threads, the smirch made by a dirty gown or uncleanly fin- FARM, HOME AND GUIDE WMEftE ifc TI*4l ^•ers, would-be :abric. a serious-damage to the Oh. where Is tho World that we nsed to know In tlifi bright, glad days of the long Ago? And where ie the emlfe of the broad. Bine skies, A« they beat down low to onr youthfnl eyes? And where nro the songs of tho birds Aim bees, And the oft told tnle of the whlsp'rlng trees? Whore are the v<>lce« «of t arid low f Oh, where Is the world that we used to know? 0)i, Where In tho world tfirit we used to knotf? And where the roses that used to grow About onr path*, and the fragrant phlox,. And the dear, old-fashioned hollyhocks? And where are the friends, whose eoncs with ours we blended as blends a wreath of flowers? Yes, where are the ones we cherished no ! Oh, where is the world that we used to know? Oh, where Is the world tliat we n-ed to know? And the murmuring brooks that used to How Through the clew-kissed mead* of clover-bloom, Whore the bees were drank with the sweet pet fume? And where are the joys that the snows would bring? , And whoro is the clmrm of the new-born sprlnp, And the summer's gold, and the autumn's glow? Oh, where is the world that we used to know? Animals in clean, wholesome quarters eat less and^ make better return for it than if kept in dirty quarters. To Drive Away Hats. Exchange. Chloride of lime is an infallible preventive of rats, as they flee from its odor as from a pestilence. It should be thrown down their holes and spread about where ever they would be likely to come, and should be renewed once a fortnight. Waste of Power. Detroit Free Press.- Every time a cow moves her tail to switch a fly she oxerts a force of three pounds. In the course of a summer a single cow wastes 5,000,000 pounds of energy. The cows of America throw away power enough to move every piece of machinery in the world.-^This is exclusive stools. of kicking rnilk-inaids off the The winter milker, when properly housed and fed, gives a more uniform mess than the summer cow can, influenced as she is by heat and cold, rain and sunshine and, flies and dogs, This couiuara- tive certainty as to the product affords one of the keys to success in winter dairying. The odor of stables can easily be kept down by due forethought and attention. Sifted coal ashes, road dust, dry muck, sawdust, land plaster, German potash, salts (commmercially known as Kainite) sand, chaff and many other articles are serviceable for this purpose. It is not a waste-of.time to do it either, but there is rank waste ini'neglecting it. Tomato Confections. A very 'delicious confection may be made of tomatoes. The single or pear- shaped tomato is the best for this purpose, lake six pounds of sugar to one peck of thei fruit; scald and remove the skin, sprinkle the sugar over the tomatoes, and let them stand two days in stone jars; then cook them in this juice until the sugar penetrates, and they look clear; take them out, spread on dishes, flattening each tomato, and dry in the sun; a small quantity of the syrup should be occasionally sprinkled over them vVhile drying; when dry, pack them down in boxes with powdered sugar between each layer. The syrup is cooked down and bottled for use. when treated in this way the flavor of the dried tomato -is much like the best quality ot figs.—Harper's Bazar. Buttermilk as a diuretic.—On account of the large quantity of water and lactose of fats being in much smaller quautites even than in milk that has be»n skimmed, an almost ideal diuretic is at hand. It is somewhat strange that buttermilk has been used for rts diuretic and laxative properties so little, though we confess that its taste is an objection that in many instances cannot be overcome. In my own practice I have been forced to stop using M'ho' Kupoieou u. Was lfc several times on this account. The ..„,. XT , IT .... ' writer has prescribed buttermilk, not onlv Who was Napoleon II. f j n cases 0 { albuminuria, but likewise in A question otten asked and, strange to cystitis and other affections of the urinary say, eeldom,,if ever, answered. Napoleon the passages, with universally good effects. It Urent, the second, the htt e. That is the has seemed to be needed wherever prcjer Ihe becond Napoleon was duke of I mucilage drinks, administrated solely for Keichstamlt, son of Napoleon I. and a t their soothing effect, are prescribed. The daughter of Hapsburg. Losing all hope of | amount • of. nitrogenized matters present ever leaving'a son mid heir hy his b.-auti-j p ro babl y adds somewhat to its merits, ful Josephine, he turned to the French sen- j while the-salts give a flavor not at all dis- ite and secured a divorce. What was j atrreeuble, when itcan be takenatall. On ;aid by him and Eugenie to Josephine is;.'the whole, my use of this preparation, mly partially known. 'Ihe gentle woman.Tlhough restricted to affections of the kid- ruei aswo.nen always are, yielded to his . W s and organs connected therewith, for insurance. 1 he captain hus ulways looked on this If ,, »o psv- ^»i.ii^'i**' . ,, loss as retribution for the loss he caused on the Glenbula. Jfnte"takes the true view of the coinci- , -deuce ho should on the other hand be reworded for saving 20,000 lives. Lav looks on a life as worth about 85,000. At this figure Cuplain Prindiville is entitled to $100,000,000. P t ilome-Mmle Cimtmuls. Our candy was to be sold for a cent a etick, but the sticks were not scanty little snips by any means. Mrs. Cart ivriglit made us a present of the molasses, Lois brought the sugar from home, Al Fay brought the saleratus, Patty remembered about the vinegar, and Marjorie produced the butter. These were the ingredients: A half-gallon of New Orleans molasses, a cup of vinegar, a piece of butter as large as two eggs, a good teaspoonful of saleratus dissolved iu hot water. We melted the sufeiir in the vinegar, would i stirred it into the molasses, and let it come to the boil, stirring steadily. The boys took turns at this work. ' When the syrup began to thicken wo dropped in the saleratus, which makes it clear; then flouring our hands', each took a position, and pulled it till it was white. The longer we pulled, the whiter it grew, ^ye ate some of it, but we girls were quite firm iu saving half for our sale. Then \ve made maple-sugar caramels. Have you ever tried theinX The} are splendid. You must have maple sugar to >egiu with; real sugar from the trees iu •% tweeny •*• how \ looks > that • Josephine silenced, and the decree granted, Napoleon turned to Russia, o that mixture of madness, terror and ruelty, the Romanoffs. He would wed a laughter of that house, which his pro- )'nctic mind had prophesied; would "one lay rule Europe. Refused by a child of he Greek church, he turns to one like him- elf, a recreant from the Roman Catholic. .'ho splendid bauble of the Bourbon crown n alliance with the Corsican was too much ven for Metternich. • .! Marie Louise was willing. She, the ^descendant of a long line of kings, of Eurojpe's oldest roynl house, was to mingle her Hood with that of a Corsican advent .,rer.' : The offspring of the marriage was Napoleon II., king of Rome and duke of _Reicbstadt, Ir its cradle king* and rulers paid it homage. Wh no ' - Why not? In its father's drearoa-it was a world governor, a mighty emperor, a greater than Alexander or Ciesar. Once more Oiist and west, as under Charlemagne, were to be under one cj-own, swayed by one scepter — the Corbican's magic wand. Not only tho wide, long west from be yond the Pyrenees to the Zuyder Zoe, from Jura to the ocean, but hinds lying to the east, by the Tigris, the Hellespont, the Ganges and Grontes, the Nile and Euphrates. Where Crnsar went and Alexander he would go. Only a few years ami there was no conqueror, no king, only an exile — a poor, bitter-minded, broken prisoner; and Rome's king, Reichstadt's duke, had neither diadem nor scepter, only disease — death. Whether ho was diplomaticaly done away with or died of disease not unnaturally contracted no one will ever know. He, the hero, who in "The Bonny Bunch of Hoses" promises so many big thins, lived to promises accomplish nothing. many big things, lived hing. Napoleon III. got his title, the Third, for the Second never reigned, by a compositor mistaking the exclamation points — "!!!" — for the Rowan numerals 111. Napoleon 11. seems to have inherited much more of the Hapsburg facial characteristics the Bonapartes. thuu those of SEVKKAI, of the workmen's quarters of Berlin \vere illuminated Tuesday night in honor of the expiration of the anti-social- isu law. The Italian socialists sent congratulations to their German brethren as most part has led me to esteem it •highly and to believe it worthy of ^reat confidence 1 ' whenever the practitioner desires txj excite t<io flow of urine, to modify it's characstor, or to soothe an inflamed and congested iniieous surface over which this excretion is to pass,—Therapeutic Gazette, jv To Break Up a Cold, .) Bonton'lIeralU. \ The season is at ha'nd when "colds" are .likely to hSprevalent, much more so than after cold^eather has fairly set in and thick clothing is worn continuously. It is well for people to knaw of some simple treatment which will generally abort these httacks. 'Jf.s soon as chilly sensations are felt, or the cold effects the head, and there is sore throat, the victim should go home at once. 'Nyith his f^eet in hot mustard water he 'should take an old-fashioned rum children, lest it make them Vain, egotistical and overbearintf, The effects of this diUmal false teaching are seen in hundreds of honies where every failing and rmstakt is rudely censured, every generous and kindly act receiving a silence,, and where the different members of the family, par- ticularlj the budding girls and boys, go away from home for sympathy and appreciation. . - -, • That love ready to suffer .and sacrifice, but npver manifesting itself in words of sympathy and appreciation may_ be strong, but it is not wise. Injudicious praise sympathetic appreciative, generous praise, is spiritual light and warmth in the home. . , Praise your children for all their little self-sacrifices, unselfish deeds, and efforts to be industnons. Make thetti ambitioui to be generous, studious, obedient anc hopeful, because of the rich reward of praise. Wives, praise your husbands There may be great, blundering, troublesome fellows, turning their neatly arranged rooms "topsy-turvy," buying just the thing you do not want, and bringing company for dinner on wash day; but praise them, nevertheless, for all the good there is in them, and not only will they become more careful and considerate at home, but they will go forth to, meet their discouragements, battles brave and strong as armor. Husbands, praise your and temptations if clad in triple •wives! If the i-. This is y<ery easily ; administered. Into an old teacup pour three or four table spoonfuls of alcohol.; '§pt it in a pan of water. N'o'w place it under a chair having fl wooden sent. Let the patient sit down upon this; fasten a .couple of blankets around his. neck, allowing them to fall to the floor; then light- the alcohol. This treatment is b^y no njeans hard to bear. As ,soon as the skin becomes moist the headache is generally relieved and breathing through the nose is 'easier; in fact, all the unpleasant symptoms are more or less relieved. >i( The patient should sweat as long as he will; theii, after wiping lustily and putting ou a well warmed undervest, he should get into bed and be . well covered with blankets. He should continue to sweat freely during the early part of the night. Sometimes he will not do this even after the application of the treatment advised. If he does not, he should be given ten grains of quinine. If for a day or two afterwards he eats ai}d drinks but little, and keeps within doars, the chances are ' tbat he will have \is cold. fords their store af • >rice." Certain lugul decry praise as lusion of tho champions of the proletariat. wife you have chosen of all women to be the queen of >our home is a mother am? housekeeper, she needs praise and appreciation ten-fold more than you do; if she is also the houseworker, she_ needs them a hundred fold more. Her daily path is strewn with thistles that you know nothing of. Yours tray bi heavier work, the greater battle, but hers i» like the "constant dripping that weareth away the hardest stone." One may face storm and flood more easily than a swarm of hornets. Many a wifn grows prematurely old and goes down to her grave a dull and dispirited^ woman, simply because her good and faithful husband neglects to put his honest appreciation into words. There are times when everything goes wrong, when the domestic craft becomes as unmanageable as a ship in astorni, and when the little wonran at the helm, weakened, perhaps, by sickness and overwork, trembles, and is choked and blinded, and wishes she were dead. It is then that careless, rough words or fault finding from her husband will wound her to the heart's core, but his tender sympathy and loving praise will give her strength and courage to endure to the end. Praise your wife, not only to .your neighbor or schoolmate, but to herself and to her children. Praise her housekeeping, her careful economies, her helpful ways, and all her efforts to make your home beautiful and comfortable and you will fill her soul with joy.—Maine Farmer. Mind Reader .Johnson's Latest. Paul Alexander Johnson, the mind reader, whose recent featjof picking aname out of the register at the Grand Pacific hotel, after a long drive blindfolded through the crowded streets, attrasted such wide attention, performed another feat at Chicago the other day, which, tp all appearances, totally disproves the theory that man possesses only five sens_es, and also the belief that mind rending is really species of muscle reading. Johnson opened a difficult combinrtion safe in the presence of many well known people, at the Wellington hotel, and under the following remarkable circumstances: He was first blindfolded and tho bandages thoroughly examined by a committee. His ears were packed with cotton so it was impossible for him to hear; then his nostrils were similarly filled so to destroy for the time being the sense of smell; and finally his hands were covered with thick kid gloves to disprove the theory of muscle-reading. In his mouth he held a lighted cigar, so that even the sense of taste was temporarily destroyed. The proprietors and bookkeepers )f the hotel then took a ' position behind aim, and while Johnson turned the knob )f the safe they were requested to think of ;he combination. Without touching either of the gentlemen, the mind reader turned correctly to the number and swung the loor open, The crowd which witnessed ;he act cheered him repeatedly. Johnson leclares that his idea in opening the safe under such peculiar conditions was simply o prove that man possesses more than ive senses, and that science fs in error, n conversation the mind reader couples performances as in some respect comparing in importance to the scientific ivorld with the discovery of the circulation of the blood, or the law of gravitation. THE NAM IS WAS SP1JLJ..KD. A Queer Calamity that Overtook a Mis- iSBippi Family. I have met a great many unconsciously amusing people—have seen whole famil- es whose lives and whose simple affairs seemed to have been designed for no pur- sose but that of relieving by unintended Irollery the weary cares .for other people. Some time ago I was walking a deoply- shacled road in Mississippi when suddenly, upon "rounding a benu," I came upon an odd group of humanity. Under a large tree there was small cLildren enough to stock a school, and a very small baby lay on a shawl. A tall, despondent-looking stood leaning against a sapling, looking at a woman who sat on a log. "Hoi" on thar a minit," said the woman, getting up and approaching me: "did you seo anything of a clay-bank boss a gray nag with one ear gone?" "No," I answered. "You seed pices of the wagon, I reckon?" "No, I have not." "Then you ain't beeu on the road long? Pap, she exclaimed, wheeling about and snapping at the man who dodged as if a stone had been thrown at him, "why don't you stir around? You put me in mind of a sick kitten a-leaning agin a hot rock." "What's the ustm stirren' round when it won't do no good?" he answered. "What's the matter?" I asked. "W'y, ole Nick has broke loose an' are ruined," said the woman. "Ken sympathize with a body?" _"0h, yes; I am known among friends as a great sympathizer." cou I reckon but that- . a-tall My brother-in-law, thahs stable down here about ten miles, recon nized the trouble we was in an put ott ms work to come up an' help us ou i «* he knows that it'sthe Jims an Bills that have to work like dogs while the fellers «ft'«.r?n4BS with the fine names goes to the WFF ' wnt back home without dom us much good, bat he make us promise that we would hitch right up as soon as we settled on a name an ? drive over to his house j an* that was whar we was a-gom when the team tuck an 1 ran away. We hit on a name last night. Oh, it was the puttiest natoe I ever Hearn— just as sof c as a lamu s ' wool." „ t . , "What is your name F I asked . . "Thar comes the trouble, mister. We hitched up this mornin', as happy a family as you ever seed, but now look at us. Flung down into the sink-hole of despair. While we were drivin along, pap, thar, kept on a tuchin 1 up the clay- bank boss." "No, I didn't, mur." he protested. "Shetyo 1 mouth; I know you did. 1 told bini'to let old Claybank alone, s she continued, talking to me; "but no, he must keep techin' him up, an 1 the fust thing we know'd the bosses run away and spilled us all out." "None of you were hurt, I suppose, were you?" "Oh, none o£ us were hurt, but we lost the name!" "Lost the name!" "Yes, I thought pap had it fixed in his mind, but when I axed him fur it, why it wern't thar. Just as he hit the ground I yelled, I did.' pnp, bold on to that name, but he turned it loose." "How could I hold it," the fellow pleaded, "when it was jolted outen me? 1 ain't no box with a lock on it." "Oh, no, you hain't nuthin, an' that's the trouble. Ef 1 hadn'ter thought he was again' to hold on to the name 1 would a done it, although 1 never did have no ricollection, but it is all dun past now an' here we air ruintj An' jes look at our stuff all scattered-around," she added, taking up a roll of white butter that looked as though it might be as hard as a rock. so great and petrifying had been the age that had passed over it. "We was gpin' to have a regular feast over thar, but it is clun past now fur than name is gone forever." "it wa'nt my fault, Itellyou," the man shouted. She turned and looked at him a moment, and then, "hauling off" with the ball of butter struck him between the eyes and laid him out. I could not help laughing. She seized _ another ball and spoke thp simple and impressive word, "mosey," and I "inosiod. King George and the Piano. The King of Greece was fearfully bored", when at Aix, by the sets made at him by professional beauties who had not the talent to conceal their art, writes a correspondent of the London Truth. One of ;hem hired the flat near his lodging and a piano. Her musical education was neg- _ected. But she knew how to play the jreek hymn. Whenever his majesty returned from the baths she struck it up. If there is an air the king hates more ;han another it is that one. He has had :o listen to it many times every day at Athens for twenty-seven years. " When- ;ver he goes to a casino, concert or opera, ;he orchestra pives him several bars. In short, it is to him so fearfully hackneyed ;hat it prates on his nerves if, when it is oeing played he cannot think of something >lse, and thus shut it out from his ears. But the professional beauty stumbled, and so got involved in false notes that he could not be deaf to her the performance. He osthis te-nper over and over again, and sent message after message to the landlord ;o beg that he would silence her pianoforte. This the landlord feared to do, as ;he lady spent money far more freely than :he potentate, and drew to the hotel rich :ools, who paid for poor champagne as though it \yere Widow Cliquot's best. The_affair was arranged by a Greek from Marseilles making the acquaintance of the ady, and confiding to her some of his Majesty's defects. One of them was a jorn hatred for music, which he thought losse, and the other a hate for frumpish jiennan women, who never painted, kept quiet, and had not a soul above knitting and darning stockings. The beauty Jhanged her tactics accordingly. His .najesty was no longer bored by the Greek •ur, and 1 should not wonder if he sent an order to the diplomatic person who induced his fair neighbor to skit up her piano. an' TRAITS OF TEXANS, They're a Cay uiul HUftrlone People Uent on Having Fun, Texas, settled as it is with and the"Alcazar at Seville are th< most beautiful and, impressive w; remaining of the civilization of t cientMoor. Bat of all three, that „. charms, which fascinates the "lost is undoubtedly the AJhambm. Ihe rite, itop* ciipiea on the crest of a, red rock, the magnificence of tie surrounding P^Orauw, dominated by the snow-white peak of the sierra Madra, and the innumerable hi* torictti events and romances that, are coa* nected witn this palace and fortress, render the Alham'.ra the most atlarciive spot in nil Spain. . • , , , The red rock on which this incomparable structure stands is 2,680 feet long, 730 feet wide, and is entirely encircled with a ivall some thirty feet high and six feet thick. Strange that when this great fortress was built, just, after the surrender of Seville, when theMooritb/arms hadp ored signally victorious. Ibn-l-ahmcr, who com* menced the work, seemed to foresee its ultimate decay. The people of Grenada greeted him with the cry of "Galib," the' conqueror, for he had subdued Seville. But he replied, "Wa la ghalibo ilia, •Allah"—'j there is no conqueror but Allah. Everywhere throughout the palace, in beautitul/ arabesque!), is repeated this motto. Truly enough the Moor was a conqueror but for a time; in the long run th_e only conqueror is God. However, according to our varying creeds, we may interpret the meaning of the word God, it is the First Cause, the Commanding, the Governing Scheme, of the universe, which alone conquerors; all else fades away, is consumed by decay, or, like the beautiful Court of Myrtle.s at the Alhambra Pa ace, by fire Commenced by Aun-1-ahmer in 1248, the principal decorative work wa» done under Yusuf I. and Mohammed V. between the years 1333 and 1391. It was Jan. 2.1492, that the banner of Ferdinand of Castile floated en the towers of Alnambra, and then commenced a long process of gradation, which has served to prove that, in those days at least, the Moors represented civilization and the Spaniards barbarism. Tho conduct of the Spaniards toward the Moors was qualified by the great Cardinal Richelieu, who certainly was not very susceptible to sentiments of pity, as "the boldest and most barbarous policy to be found in the historical record of all previous centuries." Certainly the Moors have better reason to be proud of having built the Alhambra than the Spaniards of havimr captured it. A miserable question of jealously anjoiig women brought about the downfall. Isa- 1 *? b ? lls ' the daughter of the governor of Mortos, was taken prisoner by the Moors. Ibis Christian woman became the favorite wife of Abu-1-ahmer, king of brenada, and was called by the Moors, as- a poetic definition of her wonderful beauty, (• Zorava, the "morning star"; but Ayeshah, , another wife ct Abu-1-ahmer, was extremely jealous of her rival. • The court was soon divided into two factions, some siding with Zoroya and others with Ayeshah. It was these internal dissensions which eo weakened the moS" f' 1 ^ ['^Spaniards were able ultimately to take the town and palace. Yet even in their extremity the Moors would probably have continued to resist hadthev a^±L* e ^f^^.«*.'4 sword once' and that, when d . p ? oc ^ to co Christianity by fire and what a Mnn this we you my here an' set down tell you all about it. 'Wall, come over on this log an' I'll ....„._ Two months ago our last baby was bomed —thar he lies—an' then we commenced to stir around for a name, I know, an' Pap knows, that the name has more to do witn a child's success in life than anything else, and we wanted to fix this boy up a name that would jess nachully ketch folks an' hold'em. We , thought an'thought, but couldn't hit on nothm'. Y9u see," from every part of the union and of Europe, presents such a variety of character among the people that it will be hard to say what is their most prominent trait ihe personal characteristics which used to distinguish them are changing. In early times their lives as pioneers were so hard and fraught with danger that it made them grave, even severe, but now, according to a writer in Harper's Magazine, thev have become a decidedly gay people, pleasure-loving and pleasure-seeking. Formerly a rigid plainness and severity marked their lives and surroundings. At this da" m the counties remote from the centers bf population, their tastes have become more luxurious The crave of elegancies and refinemen s of life, which is but the natural effect ot the superior facilities of education which distinguish the state Yet with the simplicity has disappeared,much of the hospitality of the olden time- the • warm welcc-me grows rarer each day, and the entertainment of guests is morea niat- er of calculation or distant social obligation than n snnntario,,,.,, out-pouring of . i , - "T " frontier are still Kb ^"Ifeff?^..* those "«s or Spanish destructiveness, ' remains of the Alhambra to show grand and superior people the 'e been. But a portion of. not been destroyed by fire ie circular patio of Charles V 'a Surrounded hv ^ r emember the P'^e. •HI • JmiW himself apalace on that spot, sho continued, waving her hand at , collection of children, "that we have had to fix up so many names in our time that it ain't no light matter to s.'seer up a new one. Pap, he ain't no manner account—" "Now, puss," the wtw broke in' *'whut tion than a spontaneous hospitable hearts. Yet away off in the , . ——-»j WIJWVJ.UHICIIO UL LnnsA strong, brave, early settlers who lived lit era ly with their lives in their hands e tab ishing themselves far beyond the outposts of civilization, not knowing at what iiiiiB the rod men niig'ht raid ui and lay their homes in ashes, houses . - - them be called, bui t of heavy loss ed or sodded roofs, well as homes And there i« Jouna a hospitality which asks no questions entertains th« wayfarer, giving him that he requires and that their JEZ _ E. M. BaldWin, of MarUnTvilla sustained a/ stroke of paralysis h;» deaf, dipoh, and Wind. sp«S*^ , araMon« we can purchZ d r ,°P' - ofluced. auction?* P the A haml! fUhful square foot. It witti rebuild tl, f stroyed m such n m what fc an oVfi i I ffiT % \° especially tra Swill ? nly uUh between fv, 1 ' b . e con. de- at -ween « a n Salvador "* i"n*' e * rouu 'e lie. a condition of So™ -i "Wtemala. As a" «« prisoner*?hoVl agr l ed ^ S^nT^S^& nnguished cnttai,iQ» i- ®?'"nsion of din. »«* his mental ? lns ^" ts u P°n hav WnPro ii- «n ^O^M! Thin \o ' V . *** WOUld ha Ji'tt* i, *" *" w OilSft substitutes tor the X ult to P»W «! rnrilK. ,1 , ^ v*io llBtln Tviayi •! 1* do not see what Bm-iSf ' ^ w ® «W1 ".oritinii« *rF!«? <m do it 'Iff potent don could be record

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