The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 5, 1890 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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THE MOlN^s;AtGONA,toWA t WEDNESDAY. liny. rry chiMron, CjoS of hltio 'i -I, . r-jr by a • yweot-f Dried Indj -i'rf m ftnrl Iw.riu i i ril I... u M. .. tod: Tc«, Intliouvllltfl.i filrt •< inl jri-iij-. . we li •• M| to Itciir tlut story of Grandma's wed- ! lirr life, when *he wa? * «i.« ii bole of hrlflnl rlftK—no n<M nni ••HI r i- nni'. No Juivi-'H friim iipross Iliuwn. ilium IIIM- IH-O in H! Itie: A snnti In ho'iuFf-mi (.'Nitlics Mcoil up ntiil ctiv tllO ln-illf :,V uy— Fol-iiluns Mw-i't 'simplicity on Oramltmi vn tiding iliiy. «IIR no Fiii-pllccd mlnl«t»T. no Jicll nlior flif.v Moral ufiim Hi' 1 forts i strnt-cl-thlfteoupl liilc IIIKI yumiir: And \\III-M the ijiu-Kfin cnlli-il tiiom mio tin «Nioil fclinm ytMii'R or lillyp, InicfriiKiiii icvulvoil Ills duly Kin—u poft ,-in hob hiss. A ritbln In th' 1 forcetslcoil lo wolrmno In tlio |uil i 1 .And liiifiii.v lilt-da nmonjrtlio It-ocs Hindi! irnisl oh fno nlc; BhiMMis tlio ii>lffnln.or hnoliwcoda bdlc—lh bride so fair nnd any— And thaHs why tlio Ijlfds wcrofilod upon lie woddlngdiiy. 41iin life licpnii for Gmndnm, In tlio fores aim and old, Anil wli"ro Him ilvod a city Htnmlfl, will, stnto- llnr«B untold: "lie told us how Iho Indian camo tho Botllcr Imivo to fljrhl, Hid how Bin. 1 l-oulicd t,lm crudlu lo tho wolf's lohjf liowl ut night. ^ T/incnidlo wnnnn oakoa trough, tintHninicd wllh coi-tly liioo, But In It ni'HMod. now uud then, a I t-liilit. c'lipiiililufiicuj And anindiini WIISHS hnpiiy then us Uioilul, o IIIIUlMloll ,11'IIMt] Aliovo liei 1 riwj Hli/» FOIIJO we BOO Uirouirlioul Our lo"oly hind, thp now a look of Imlr— 'tis not of sliver iirnj — 81ii;cll|i|iod It In tho sniillKht Ciilr, thouirli yoni-s liavu piiscod uwiiy; Jtl8iitKf,a ill' tlhiiidiiiu'B Imlr. im lirlvht np when sho Flood And bluslilnu t ok her bridal vowe within |.llllll(!B8 WOOll, On yonder hill,this golden triorn, slio takes lioi di-oiiin;<!KRrosli Tlio Mi-lnlikd liundH.80 often kissed.llo crossed upon lu.'i- hroiiBl: And (,-cntl.v on her fhitfci-s, oro wo laid hci fui'tn invuy. We plnct'fl tliuHlmplcrlnif elio woru upon hoi wedding day. •-GoiKl I-IouseknopIng'. A TIMELY RESCUE. Doctor Chester, hurrying along the part of Now York still nnlv" half ' seemingly with years of incompleteness before it, saw, as ho picked his way through the mud of an tinpavotl crossing, u sight that made linn furious. Some eight or nine boys--not tlie children of the poor, hut well-dressed little fellows from the Qiioi-n Ann rcsitloncos and well-appointed apart- JiitMit he uses of tho neighborhood-— stoning a man who sat among Dm rubbish of a now excavation abandoned for Iho time by I he workmen, antl who scorned to be quite imioacrit of any oll'imse against thorn. Ko far the stones bad bo«n physically IiarmJess insiills. But .Ven'ns ho l(iol«ed ono Hung by the largest, boy of the crowd struck tho man" upon" tho and wounded it. The blood tl tic •guslicd. forth, and the boys, frightened «l fast by what they luul done, dispersed in all directions, and. wore out of sight before thy doctor, even, with ..-his long strides, had reached tho spot. '•Those imps have hurt you," ho said, bonding over the man, who was trying «rttubl'»"".'h tluj bl.ood with tho fragment of an oid handkerchief. "Yes," ?uld Iho man. l >It. looks tip'M'nrdly lt> fill hero and titiUid it. I iippu&u, but a follow in clothes like ililllo wotiltl soon got himself arrested If bo punished boys like that us llicy deserved. It's a bad world t'o'r empty jpockcls." "That's true," said tho doctor. "See lioiv, 1 always have some sticking- plaster in my pocket. I'll fix tlio ciit for you." And taking oil' his gloves lie produced tho little case with its plaster ami scissors, and skilfully dressed the wound. "1 suppose you are out of employment P" he said when he had linisiied. "1 am out of everything,'' said tho UKIII; "work, money, health, friends, •in*, iuvi\ mm luuu aim nimmn ju-i now. I wonder I haven't made a hole in tho water. Why men live when there is nothing to live for is ono of the .mysteries of this lifo." ( "Wo all Imvo something to live for," Buiil Iho doctor, ''though a hungry man don't think so. You are young «Mu!-4rong, Bo temperate and you'll • "Tod well again. Lot ttlo liolp you out for to-day, and after you've eaten and tilopl como lo mo, I'll give you some work—rough work—but it \vill bo a start—if you want it, ami como to mo sober to-morrow." * '-Thank vou," said tlio man, rising; "and God bless you. If I don't come sobo>-, I'll not come at all. But I think I'll oome. U'Mook the dollar that the doctor gavi him with his card, and bowed in it way that proved that lie had not always been in his present position. Tho doctor obeyed tho impulse of tho moment, and with a smilo, olVored the uiiui Iiis hand. Hu S aw that this was no ordinary tramp, for that sort of creature there was no hope and no help, lie is so vilu that bo scarcely deserves mercy, and the doctor know it well; but to "this man a friendly hand- grasp was good metlicino. It had its effect. A light came into tlio dull eves, a smile moved the mouth. "I cannot express my obligation for your kindness," ho saiil earnestly. So they p,,rtod. Tho doctor felt touched, and was rather pleased with jiimsolf, ami a little further on, meeting- a boy bo recognized as ono of tho poor man's assailants, bo took him by the car and gave him a lecture, threatening lo lake him lo Iiis father and ox- poso bis conduct. However, ho did not do it, uor did tlio boy fear that ho would. "I didn't '.hrow tho stone that cut the follow," be said. "It was Tibbs." "How would Tibbs like to bo arrested, ask himP" said tho doctor. I'lion ho walked on and the incident failed-into insignificance! After all, it was unlikely thai ibo man would come to him. >.^ Tlio doctor was a very popular man iu"~tko upper part of the city, and bis day wtis wall Jillml. lie was, besides, built on two missions, both important ones. Ho was about lo make an offer of bis band and heart to a lady of whose feelings ho had very liulo doubt, and ho inti'iidod to deposit in a certain a sum of money which bo carried It wa# » —the balPyearly salary Im trad oeivfid from the managers of nn orphan asylum to which ho wns physician. Such a stltn wtould etfdftnget a mnn'S life if he wore known to Ifftve it nboiii him ns ho Walked across the hotvly-cul streets or past blocks ofyetuntenaiiteil houses. But then who knew? And the doctor was htrsre and muscular. Need one nsk wfiither his steps llrat took himP Naturally to the feet of his lady-love. She was young enough to look nil the sweeter in the bright light of tlay, and her pretty morning-dress became her. She hail expected the offer, antl accepted it without nlFecIa^ fion, and the young doctor made nil ^rt? nf cliarmiiiw; sbecchos antl was pormitled more tliiufono kiss. At last, however, he was obliged to say ntliuii, ^aiid as ho ran tlown tho steps he said to himself that be was thu happiest follow alive. Already out of fear of poverty, engaged to the oiilv a;irl he ever loved, healthy, and with a 3lear conscience, what young pro* fessional man wa sever in better" case? As he passed the spot where he d seon he boys stoning the ttn- brtiuiale man, the picture arose once now? before him. What a contrast in heir positions, ho thought to himself! Veil, ho had worked for his, and no loubt that poor follow hud worked us ini'il in another way to bring upon inmilf tho fate that had befallen him. Still it was pitiful. "Parents who ditl their best by me, happy homo, more kindness than I oservo have been mine," ho said. How do I know what that man's liildhood was? I hope ho will come > mo to-morrow. I am glad I helped im u little.." He was yet to be still gladder. How ttlo we know what threads of good or 1 wo braid into our lives by whatscom nr most unimportant actions. From house to house the doctor went, nxious mothers kept him long in .nl If. There wore those who felt "ilia loir well-being depended on tellin.L 10 doctor all about "queer sensation' id that "worried fooling," and buuk- g hours were, bug over when he emerged from the residence of the lasl patient upon his list, and, indeed, it was growing quite dark, ami like all healthy men", the doctor was growing hungry, and his dinner awaited him. Ho stopped forward briskly, but bad only gone a few steps when an old woman approached him, wringing her hands and sobbing: "You're Doctor Chester, aren't you sir?" she cried. "Och. doctor darl'in'. you're wanted immediate—it's mv old man is taken bad, down in our s'litintv by tho railroad. Ho fell upon the floor, ho did, and it's sinsliss bo's lyin. 1 I've tho money. Come, doctor, como along 11 minute may mano lifo. It's near Street." "Then why didn't you go to Doctot O'Shaue, his office is close by vou,'' says tho doctor. "I did; but ho xvas away," said the old woman. "An 1 sure, "but that [ knowod your face, and you the kindest aim! h'>r into his doctor anywhere, I'd not have stopped you. I've the money to pay." But it was not tho'foo the doctor was thinjdng about, Ho felt ft curious re- Hietaiicfl to do what the woman asked. Naturally enough, he commented Inwardly, nature demands rest and refreshment. Still the case was one that called for immediate action, and in, n moment more he said; "Go on, I'll eolilo with you," and follOWeil her westward. It was a lonely walk across iinlight- oil streets antl down some wooden step? to the rails of tho Hudson River Road. Not a soul was in sight, but a light gleamed from tho windows of a dilapidated shanty by the road-side, and the woman hobbled in that direction, Sho entered the door; be followed her. A man was lying upon thotloor. Tin- doctor knelt beside him. As ho did so sumo- mio from behind pinioned hi.- arm;). Tho supposed patient s:-':::. 1 ' up and siii/.ed him about |], : . „ ,:,; . , in an instant, strong tboii.. '>. ,i • he lay hound ami in:l|;Je.--.s i . . , Four -Mont rttflians .stood In .,,ri.- nim. I Ono rilled his pockets whib crammed a handkerchief mouth. Before his eyes they examined his watch and counted the money in his pocket-book, _"lt's a good haul," ono of Iho men said. "Como, we must lose no time. No ouo will lind that follow before tomorrow, still we might a-s well get aWny." "But shoot him before wo go—dead men toll no tales," said tho man whc had played the part of invalid. "Ibrow him on the track," said the third of the group. "The railroad folks will liolp us keep our secret." The fourth said nothing, but, stoop ing, lifted tlio doctor by the shoulders, and the others followed his example. In vain Doctor Chester strove to break bis bonds or to utter a prayer for mercy. They dragged him toward the track and Hung him across it. Not content with this, "they bound him by other cords to the rails, anil loft him fettered to his fate; antl thus tho happiest day of his lifo had ended. Full of youth and hope, with every reason for living, bo must die, and such 11 horrible death! Ho strove to meet his fa to like a man, lint tho thought ol his betrothed wife was too much for him. llo managed by degrees tc thrust the hand kerchief from bis mouth with bis longnii. bin as ho tlid so he felt the rails tremble beneath him—the engine was approaching! It was far away yet; but what bopo was there that be would be board before it was upon him? Again bo shouted— again, still again as bo saw tho red glare from Iho head-light of proaching engine sliino out darkness. His oaso scorned hopeless, doctor from all liTs bonds, and by the light of their lanterns he looked into tliu face of bis preserver, and saw the Inaif to whfjrni h'l) hatl acted the Good Sanirtritan.lliiU morning. t "VVhat does this mp.anf'* he asked. •'How does it conie that I owe my life to you?" •"'Yon owe it to your own kindness, doctor." said the man. "An hour ago I found a lodging in a low tavern near this spot. I bad crept into a bunk without removing my clothes, when four me i came into the room. They fancied it empty, for earlv hours are not the fashion in that" place, and talked freely, tl'ongii in whispers. One of them had some pangs of conscience about having /eft you tied on the track, and spoke your name aloud, saving you were kind lo the poor. Happily I am quick of hearing and jump at an idea. 1 crept out of my bunk behind their backs, leaped from a window which was close by, and, only stoppin" to put on my shoes, I dashed down the track. I bad no idea which way 1 should go, but felt that the spot, near ho tunnel would bo the most likelv mo. On thu way I met a boy and jade him lind a policeman and tell him iial uiiirdijr had in-eii dune. Happily I was in lime. That is all I know about it. Thank God, who led me bore." "Amen!" said the doctor. "My gratitude must bo-expressed in deeds, not in words, antl there is one who must thank you al.-o—my promised wife." Meanwhile tlio police had returned to tho tavern whither the doctor and his friend followed Ihnin. They found the desperadoes drinking in the upper room, without suspicion that they had been discovered, while the old woman who bad dcco.ed Ibc doclor lo the shanty sat at a table gloathi" over her share of the plunder. They were arrested before they bad an op"- portiiiiity to make nv-i.nancu, nud the doctor was so unusually lucky as to «- e t Ins own again after thieves bad stolon it. As yot fortune favors him. He is married to the woman he loves, and by his aid anil through his friendship the man who saved bis lifo lias become happy, respected, and prosperous, and in their household be is a brother About Watch Springs. "How long will it lastP" asked a man of a jeweler who hail just told him that ho would have to have a now spring in bis watch. "Maybe a week; maybe iv year or two," answered the jeweler. "But this ono has lasted four or n'vo years," said the man, protostinglv. "Yuj; but they don'l make ihTit kind of spring nowadays. Jt really docs seem as though they |,,. u | |,, SL t |,Q art o { tempering watch springs. I sent out a hundred dollar watch "the other day, brand now, just from the factory, ami the spring broke within hveiitv-fotir ' it is a fact of interest that Stf&viss, the great composer of waltzes, does not Waltz himself. St. Louis will add ninety-two miles of clecti-ic street car service before the present year has expired. A Gainesville hoy, seventeen years old, ate forty-eight bananas in an hour on a wager, and then wanted more. A Spartansburg, Pa., man eats his meals in Erie County and sleeps iu Crawford County, all the same house. Herbert Gladstone.son of the "Grand Old Man," whom Mr. Gladstone refers to as "my bOy Herbert," is nearly forty years of age. Sir James Miller, owner of Sainfoin, the winner of the Derby, is but 2(5 years of age. He'paid 7,300 guineas for Ins iloot-footed horse. Thu largest beer barrel in this country is an attraction in a St. Louis saloon. It is 23 feet high. 25) feet wide, and has a capacity of 84,400 gallons. The Ceylon pearl fishery, it appears, was a failures last year, the number of pearl oysters collected not more than covering the cost of obtaining them. There are about u thousand elk killed in Oregon and Washington every year, tin-, antlers from most of which are shipped to England for ornaments. PostmnsterGonenil Wanamaker's life and accide.nt insurance now amounts to $1,300,000, the largest insurance carried by any individual in the world. Prince du Chi may. recently married to Miss Ward, of Detroit, is the head of the Belgian noble house of his name, and is reputed as a skillful diplomatist and violin player. Our new American Minister, Charles Emory Smith, and his accomplished wife, have made a most favorable impression in court and social circles at the Russian Capital. The wealthiest man in Alabama is probably Jbsiah Morris, of Montgomery, liu has a fortune of $3,000,000 that was made for the most part from operating in real estate. ajotoj seijtf •dOtraptsar 'tij .tdqintiqo Stijdaais iaq tit SmA'i ojtqAt ' Butt j tno.ij oiqeo At) plOt|dA4 JOJ p31t!3.IJ 81111} •jjaof M$a jo '1191909 810 ()B SBAA ott etqtuaranno sqj pgtim.inoo pan t! IJOtl BtiAt 9|J 'S9C 03.tql put? 'aitt(M nt passa.ip jfioj-.i'jno.u?/|tio patf 'oitrti 3i ; i|5 "F -o.u gt<5 pBjnnort 8t( SvCus 'op oj °utqiou tptAv '.moo, te joj 'sitiatqs nos'ipujvf put: niujv jo .toti-loo oqi no pools OU,A\ joiaqotiq iiiuAJesclo ny , physician who had never lost a wise of typhoid fever, and when _ Mrs. Goelet was stricken with the disease this physician was communicated with by cabfe. He consented to treat Mrs. G'oeiet. and every day until her recovery his directions were flashed over the 3,000 miles of wire under the sea and were carried out iu the sick-room in Now York. The people who are making such a fuss over tins youthful escapades antl al eged extravagance pf..M. Georges Hugo have, says Oalignani, evidently not read every incident in the life of the great poet. "Who lias not hoard of Mine. Blonelto antl Mile. Drouet, the croatrice of "Lucroxia Borgia?" The strangest of all Victor Hugo's adventures was a little love episode in which, by the especial request of the lady, the great poet of Franco camo to the rendezvous in his majestic robes. A jealous husband, who thought that the poet was paying court lo his wife, pursued him. Biit Victor Hugo, robes and all, wont over tlio tiles to the adjoining house. There is sotee-thingew W&gt auii-a new war to make #»"»health and beauty perpetita . N6t new method of physical «««««;*«* new dietary scheme, nor yet fl new at>» Dlicfttioh of that subtle prmoiplft b> which the mind rules the body. None of these, but «, measure so novel, w original and withal so economic thai it ifnds favor with many who tvoiild none of all tiie Other fads. ' A new Hvpatla has arisen in the pefj son of a tfew York lady physiciftti, ancJi the doctrine of physical immortality which she teaches is to fast. IM*. modern philosopher is a well kmfWtti woman pliysit-hin, who is lifiy VbrtM ol; ncre and look* Uventytfve. , Her for to. if as supple, her eyes as bright and. her skin as cleif as a healthy sohooJi •' g "'Ho«r did it coniertboutP" 'slip, sftut THE LANDLUBBERS' GUIDE. Silg-fi-cstlons ITow to Mukn Ynursclt Favorite on Donril n Yuolil. A'enty-fotif ave'spent hours. Thu maiiufauiiircrs thonsaiuls of dollars within thu past few years oxperiniuniing to gut baek thu old quality for this .springs, and they itiv.u failed. The springs scum to Im putting worse, rather than bettor."— N. Y, SHU, DONATO'S WjLL POWER. What the rrnfoKsnr Accomplishes ill th« Lino oT Hypnotism, Mrs. Jane Kirkwood, of Eaton, Jnil., is eighty-eight.years old, the mother of fourteen children, grandmother of lifty-oight children and gruat-graiid- niothor of thirly-threu children. An Ovid man got mad at iiis horso fourleen years ago and has kept it in- Kido a dark stall over since, rcftisini; to let anybody sue the animal or to permit it to got a sniff of fresh air. This monotony of life- iu a Sacearap- pa (Me.) undertaker's rooms was varied, when a man walked in and wanted to make arrangements for his own funeral, saying that lie contemplated suicide. The Egyptian government has paid to Captain Carsati, in behalf of Emin Pasha, more than £6.000 as Emiu's salary for seven years' sorvicus as governor of the equatorial province in Africa. Mrs. Martha Lumpkin, of Upson County, Ga., is in her 98th year and enjoys good health. When 95 years of age sin; knit sixty-five pairs of socks during the year. Shu has 400 children, grandchildren and great-graudchil- dre A comely young woman, attired. inj lutl ' a soft clinging robe of \vhitc. slooil oii ! An Australian musician has invent- the stage in Chickeriuji hall last ni«-ht. ' ut ' says thu N. Y. Times, and under "the spell of one man's will became a rigid statue. Sho was picked up like an Inanimate! thing and laid its a bridge over the space between t\vo chau'i three and one-half feet apart. Hei heaij rested on one chair and her feel barely touched tlio oilier. Thnn Prof. Uonato, who had hypnotized her. sal upon her body, swinging Iiis heels two or three i:icbus from tlio Hour. 'J.'he prol'es.-.-or vuiiirhs about :JOO pniiinls. but tin' gill's bony reni.-:ui!,! ;i < ,-;ti;l' an<l unyielding a-i a plan... Half a. moment all inv.-inl tliu liyp..'^;!.- iniliicncii \VM- removed antl the giri's limp form sank lii'Lwi'i.'ll (lie l\vo chairs like the closing of a jackknife. This was but one -of numerous ex- thu up- through but he spent all his strength iu ouo wild cry of: "Help! On the rails hero! Tied to the rails! help! holp!" "Courage! lions we arc!' 1 shouted a voioo noar by. "Courage! courage! 1 ' Somoonu knoll bosidu him, someouu gaspud: "Don't duspair, 1'vo got a knit'u with mo." Ono of tho cords was cut—another— ho H-as froinl from tho rails anil, clasped iu tho arms of his preserver, rolled over into thu little gully bosido the track, safe out of harm's way, just as tho oxpross train How by at full speed. And now there »vuru others to nolp. Stout policemen with clubs antl plstola ' traordinary instances of his power as ti hypnotist or fascinator given by Prof. Uonato last evening. Ho compelled (i dozen or more obedient subjects lo assume altitudes painfully unnatural and awkward. In her unconscious eagerness to reach a roso a young girl was induced to bond over backward until hor licu'l us well as bur feet touched tin? stage. Mine. Douato assisted hoi 1 huslmui effectively in llie most interesting experiments of the evening. She was placed in tho hypnotic state, and different persons in the audience were in- vilod lo express to her husband whispered wishes that sho might do certain tilings. Tho lady was not supposed lo hear or know anything about these wishes except as llioy were convoyed lo hor mind by Iho will power ol her husband. She was, in fact, fast asleep. A gentleman concealed his scat check in the lining of bis hat am retjiiesioil that the hypnotized'lady lind it. She found it without a word bein said to her. A lady whispered that she would like to have Mine. Uonato take tlio (lowers from hor dress and aflix them to hor own person. That was done, A young man asked tho professor to induce the madamo to find iiis pocket-knife open the smallest it to bis (the- young man's) wife', close the blade, and" hand it to a little boy sitting a few souls away. All of this was done, ami Iho hypnotized lady closed her performance by going upon the stage, tinding her way to the piano,and striking a certain key that bail bcou picked out by ouo of the audience. 3d a Irombone that is played by steam. Lt.s "God Save the Queen" can bo heard a distance or four miles. He had hard luck with it. however, for the peoplo of his own towu drove him out as a nuisance. Count Charles Dillon, who died in Paris recently, was one of the few stir vivors of the" court of Charles X., to whom be was page of honor tlur'ing Iho last four years of his reign. Tho I'ount had lived in England, a'ud suoke linglish iluently. Pierre Lwillard, whoso briof carnal ha-; been most remarkable, is in the prime of liti 1 . with a strong and robust liiiut-u and a ruddy complexion. The annual expunsiis of his stable have some, times reached the sum of a quarter of million dollars. A White 1'ouoook. The London Zoological society pos- lussus a white peacock. Tho bird preserves the markings wfiioli distinguished the species, particularly the 'arge oye-liko sp its on the tail feathers. 1'hti ull'ect of these spots is remarka- ole, Thoy are exactly like tbu piviturii »u u damask tablo-cloth. An nrlosiau well on Charles Smith's (arm, near Anaheim, Cal.,is constantly throwing out small lish. Smith IIUH built tv iiumbor of ponds that bo will •took with the lisb supplied froui The chief chemist of tho London Gas Company has succeeded in making from the refuse of gas retort a pel-fee emerald. Tho cost of making the gem. however, was many times greater than that for which a" natural sloiie could be purchased at a jeweler's. A curious trap at tho patent office ii nu imitation rat that has a piece o toasted cheese stuck on the end of a little spear that projects from his nose short distance. When a real rat come;up to nibble at the choose the spear jumps out about six inches and impales the unfortunttto. In his last will the lato Franz Schnitzler, of the town of Oak Crook, said: "I will that my wife schal own and conlrolo the real and personal property as long as she lives—after Jierr death herr children from hor second husband scbal own and control the real and personal property," Mrs. Amelia E. Barr. tko well-known novelist, lives a hermit sort of life on the summit of the Storm King Mountain on the Hudson. She goes to Europe lo gather material for a now novel which will deal with tho subject of Calvinism. Mrs. Barr writes all her novels with a typewriter. A strange phenomenon iu the heavens was noticed by many in Lexington, Ga., lately. U was hazy, cloudy, and encircling the sun was a complete rainbow with ut least half tho hues. Some of the superstitious looked upon it is a signs of some calamity to como and have not rested easily since. Several years ago a Richmond, Mo., man refused to allow tho Maine Con- iral Railroad to put a foot on what he supposed was his land. A survey showed that not only the land iu dispute, but several roils moi-e, belonged to tho road, and wbou tlio lino fohoo was built it took off a slice of the citi- zou's doorstop. Mr. Purnell usually wears a loosely fitting cutaway coat. But on state occasions ho always drosses in a frock coat, and like Mr. Gladstone's, it is a jmrment so well woru that it is often disagrooablp shiuy. It was observn- iible, however, that after winning his case for damages against the Z'imev be appeared, iu a uiagniiicent) new It is not necessary to purchase o yachting suit nor wear old clothes. Don tho best that you owu, not forgetting a tall hal a"ntl cane, .for they look well on board and are nevsr iuthe way. Purchase a few cigars, say six for n quarter, which you can deaf nut to the Captain at regular intervals. There is nothing that pleases a yachtsman more than a fragant weed. When you reach the flout stage vou will, in all probability, lind the yacht's tender awaiting you. Be sure you do not step squarely in the middle of the boat, but rather place your foot on the gunwale. It may capsize the boat and throw the man w"ho is going to row you off into the water, or you may spread-eagle yourself. It is always a good plan to ensconce yourself in the bow of the tender, us by so doing the man at the oars will be sure to remember your thoughtftilnesi —for a bout pulls so easy when "down by the head." When you come alongside the yacht be prepared to cull out "Ship ahoy! Where are you bound? Let go your lee muinsheet anchor," or .some such expression us that. This will lead the company to suppose that you are well up iu nautical parlance. Never offer to assist in hoisting the sail,for tho strength of a pen-pusher or counter-jumper would be apt to part the halyards, or split the "shives" in ouo of the blocks. It will be much better for you to crmfortably seat yourself in the coil oi the mainsheet, so that when the skip, per wants to fill away quickly before the wind you will have u chance to arise in a hurry and thus show your agility. If you should happen to get one le" ._ j jammed in a turn you mustn't find fault or swear, for it is something that is liable to happen to any one. Another good place to lind a seat is on the centreboard box. To be sure, the Captian might push you oil' rather unceremoniously as he jumps to lower the board and bring bis craft up to the wind. Yoinmist not iiiind-'.ilii.s, it ig only in fun. There is one thing that a skipper is always di-lightod to have his guests do. That is to have one offer to take the tiller from bis baud before he "-(Us clear of the licet of yachts anchored near by. When well down in tho channel, and yon are passing excursion steamers, bo sure lo shout at tho top of your voice wave your bat, and slug "A" Lifo on the Ocean Wave." Never allow a lobster buoy to come within reach without making a grab for it. Although the chances arc that you wou'i catch it, still the attitude which you will assume will be greatly diverting to your companions. the are ••"•"• "O »•" j L/IIL UIJIIJ [Jilll IUUES Should the Captain have forgotten to lay in u few penny bundles of wood Whereby to start the"fire, look around forward, until you find a rusty hatchet and a piece of wood; then take it to the rail or rest it on the forubills while you chop. . If you have any beer or coffee dreo-g loft m a cup, and wish to throw them overboard, climb to windward and "chuck" thorn well out. When you come to anchor for night, you must remember, if you near a summer resort, thai it'is very important that you should go ashore and make yourself as much of a nuisance as po.ssihlu to tho army of servant girls who are out on the beach for an airing. Talk loudly about "our yacht" and "what kind of a run wo made comiii" down." >-A good boat, but hardly largo enough." "Talking with liw- ,'ess (or some other designer) for a model of a -JO-footer." You must for the time ima-niie your. selt an Aslor or u VandorbiTt, otherwise you will stand no hbow with the After returning to the yacht the suf test I ransom and siroloh to a writer id the Now York HeMfd* "Why, in the most natural way. ( iae- human system is not a m:iehine--it ij- a live thing, and so gels tired and' needs rest. 1 discovered this ninny years ago, and began resting mine- systematically. When I find the- physical machinery becoming clogged and heavy I abstain entirely from food. Several times I have fasted for twenty days, and every month I take n tbre» days'fast." "But is it not very exhausting?" I asked. "No," replied tho doctor. '^On the contrary, it is very exhilarating. Of course ft is necessary that the stomacb should have a tonic, and 1 have prepared one," showing a bottle containing a dark brown llnid. "What is UP" I asked. "I call it a nutrient," said the doctor, evasively. The tasto and smell of the preparation indicated that it was mostly of rocoa and wine. The doctor claims that a teaspoonful of tliis mixture, taken at the regular meal time, will not only do away With all desire for food, but will prove-'; any bad results from the long fast. "I drink large quantities of hot water every day," sho said, "because I be- lievo tho inside of the body needs washing as much as the outside." Every year the doctor takes a trip to Europe, and she says that never since she began putting lier pot theory into practice has shu exporioiieml a qualm of seasickness. And she believes that the same emancipation will be the reward of every one who follows her example. Being Best Man. It is no small undertaking to be best man at a wedding, writes Hepburn Johns in- the Pittsburg Dispatch. The awful responsibilities of the grqom usually till the minds of the spectators, and the best man's trials arc rather lost sight of. Still important as the chief male assistant's duties are, they are not really so formidable as they seemed to an Alleglmny man who recently was called upon to fulfill them. This young man was asked by an old friend to stand up with him when he , t entered the solemn estate of matrimo-y ny. He consented willinalv. He is of a nervous temperament, and a number of his friends, for a joke, resolved to give him a fright. So they went to him one by onu and Impressed upon him that being best man carried with it no small obligations. Hu would have to wear .1 new dross suit, they told him, and a new hat, now shoes, a new tie and so on. Besides, he would have to give thu bride an expensive present, and contribute libcrallv to the groom's expenses. One particularly solicitous friend was kind enough to figure out exactly how much his performance at the wedding would cost him. The sum total, by this fictitious figuring, was §180. Now to a young man on a small salary, as Ihn litsst-tuan-to-bti was A180 was nojoku. H,;in, r . as I have .said, of a nervous temperament, 'lie (ili!i"-ui(in of spending as so fa,- heyo:-'ii |,;. s means affected hi,,, p (IW i-nii!iv 1{ P could not think orback'ingont.w.i how to sorape toguthur the money' to do ••Hie llm.g well" | lo hadn't, an Jde,, lie worried himself sick about it, aeln- a ly sick, anil, to cut a long story short, when the. wedding dav came Hit young man who should liavu been best man lay seriously ill iu | )0 a i a a llo j. Anil .this is strictly true, was carried much too far. Tlio joke- One Swlmllo E.vpi u i,, oa . A drummer wno travels for ?'•» grocery concern says that ho some of tho sharpest tri select yourself out for a night's repose. If, how- over, the drowsy god fails to como at your bidding, sit up and sing for the. etlilication of the others. They will be sure to enjoy it. no matter how sleepy they may bo. vy •.in 8 * 11 ? 1 ' 1 ? .V 10 Io ™Solag suggestions be closely followed,the young man will be sure to receive many pressing inyita- 10ns-to stand upon the beach and .vatch the yachts sail out and, the yachts — Jioston Qlobe. *>}»*»<* are practiced anywhere on bis Ho gave the following spocim, i.e\viston Journal reporter- A tanner's wife bustled into , in Washington County t!, t! oil uml wont for tho proprietor u .,..„.„.''; U --- ! "ought six i>. h, T T" 8 la , st weak autl biime 1 tound a stone pounds m tho package." "Yes, ma'am." ° i^'.-V, 0 " explain the swindle "i Imik lean," was the pro placid reply. "Who,, I „*% <gnt pounds of butler we'ek 1 found a two pound pobblo and when I weighe/ you? stono must have slipnoi somehow We are bo h g "Id, ma am, mill I ,,m sorrv tot '»" e.v«aight isn't to bo trusted can I do for you lo-day, nia'm, ti»,,V l i moniouttlw woman » the iradosniaii over her brass Th01 ? Sll ° ™' 011 "" remarked, that she r hl r h 8li ° «' is r hooks ami uy es . jar, the IB th Bail iu, 4 Cheeky causl Pi , Trump.

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