The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 3, 1890 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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BISLMOJNBSi ALGONA, IOWA* WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3. 1890, /' THE EXILES. "A tttJSSIAN STOUY, nevertheless, little by little, tho magic apparition faded,''then shone forth anew and,- final!)', Vanished in a Confused mass; ' front its ruins emerged two immense col- ttins oi pink marble, which gradually United their curiously sculptured capitals, thus forming a gigantic portico—a vast gate of heaven, from which one might almost e*- pect to see defile the brilliant cortege of the radiant inhabitants of a marvelous world. This portico, in its turn, sinking Upon itself, became a fortress, with massive bastions, numerous embrasures andlofy, 1 embattled towers, an impregnable refuge, the lines and shades of which Were as natural as the reality itself could have been. Then, at last, all grew confused; the mlr- age faded away, Then Yegor and Nadege again turned their eyes towards the sea and the coast. There, nothing was changed', there, no mirage bewildered. "But," suddenly said Nadege, breathlessly, "look—that is uot an illusion—do you see?" "Yes, I see," stammered Yegor, turning pale from emotion; "it is a ship I" Nadege throw herself into Yegor's arms. •'Is it safety, Yegor—is it safety?" cried she, excitedly. "Itis safety!" "But—what if the ship should bo sailing from us?" The watched It with anxious eyes. In a few minutes—how longthoy Boomed I—Yegor said: "I think I am not deceived. The ship is coming towards us. It is tacking to avoid the floating ico blocks which encumber the entrance to tho Bay of Onomono. If it came straight on, it would only bo delayot by a useless and dangerous struggle." '."Ah,! this is, perhaps, tho last day w shall pass upon this shore, Yegor I But what if it should bo an enemy—a Russian vessel?" "Let us-hone for tho bestl" answerec Yegor. His voice trembled, for ho also en tortuinod tho fear folt by Nadogo. "Whon shall we know what fate ia in reserve for us 3" asked Nadege. "This evening, to-night, or to-morrow morning at the latest, according to the diffl culty of the navigation amid the ice. I wil go to tho ship in tho baydare." "But if they should keep you—a prisoner —lost to mo, to ua i" "Reassure yourself, Nadogo. You look a 1 everything in the worst light." . "No; I do not wish you to leave mo—I wil go with you. Wo will -take tho emeralds and off or them for our ransom." ( ' "Go with mo—in the baydaro, a boat that the smallest shock might send to the bottom?" "I have shown enough courage heretofore to warrant you ia trusting me at the las' moment. On seeing both of us, perhaps, they may be touched by our so little merited misfortune." "I will go alone, Nadejro; that I am fully resolved upon," snid Yegor, firmly. "You would expose youraalf too much by doing that, Yegor," said M. Lafleur, who had advanced sufibiontly to hoar the c versation between the two young- people. "J ,-,TOll go on board t'aa ship!" "You!" cried Yegor and Nadege, in one voice. "Cortainly. I have nothing to fear. Am I not a Frenchman 1 I will make a recon- noissanoo." "This will bo, I hope, the last service that we shall receive from you, my dear Mon< siour Lafleur," s.iid Yogor, grasping the Parisian's hand. "Tho last aervirn!" responded the latter, In a tone of protest. % 'Ah 11 hope not!" Yegor wished M. Laflour to tako Nadege back to the hut, in order that she might rest from her excitement and prepare herself for whatever might happen. As to him, he would remain at his post of observation. In the evening, Nadege and M. Laflour were compelled to come and tear him away from it. Tho ship was moorod to an Ice field, as near as possible to the shore of the bay. Tho next day, at dawn, M. Laflour and Tokel, drawing tho baydare over tho ice along the coast, advanced towards the vessel. When openings in the ice field presented themselves, the baydare was set afloat and did its office. M. Laflour, on quitting tho hut, had been much surprised to misv Yermac, whom he wished to make a last effort to persuade to abandon at the same time both Russia and the disagreeable vocation he followed. Although not a sailor, M. Lafleur, on approaching the ship, very quickly recognized its nationality. It was an Austrian vessel. He reached tho ship with his baydare, skillfully handled by Tekol. The first face he saw on board was that of the chief of .police. "" ' J /arjnao had, in fact, decided that tha fugitives should bo buffled, and had gone to inform tho captain of tho foreign vessel of his situation and that of tho exiles. He finished by demanding his aid. To reach the ship, the chief of police had been compelled to make, in the midst of the night, long windings about the broken ico fields. In tho morning, he hailed the ship a short distance away and a boat was lowered to meet him, which twenty times was nearly crushed by tho ico blocks. M. Laflour found the captain informed of everything. This captain, who had nothing very terrible about him, was a young man, full of fire, of Russian nationality but commanding an Austrian ship from the port of Trieste, sent to Behring's Strait to meet Nordenskiold by some ship-owliers of that city, These ship- owners, knowing, thanks to the letters of the Swedish navigator which had reached Europe through some Tohouktohis and the Siberian posts, the happy result of a voyage which opened to commerce all the rivers of Siberia and immense beds of ivory in tho Archipelago of Lyakhoff, had decided to choose without loss of time some point on the coast of Behring's Strait for the establishment of A commercial depot, a maritime station,, whore whale oil could also be manufactured. The first paragraph of the instructions of the paptain of the Austrian ship directed him to moot the illustrious navigator when he quitted tho strait, where he had wintered since tho 97th of September of tho preceding year, mocked in by the Joe; had he been only a, few hours earlier, h.9 could have passed through the strait in open water. Meanwhile, Yegor and Nadege, who also bad noticed the absence of the chief of po- Jioo, began to be seriously disturbed. Seated upon the shore, they watched with terrible' anxiety for the return pf M. Lafieur. Lad- isli>3 was beside him. Whon they saw that the Parisian was returning to laud in a boat umuuod by a number of sailors, which majle a twpu to foUow ro consider themselves saved or irrevocably lost. M. Lafleur leaped ashore—or rather leaped oh the ice—and ran to them. •'Well?" said Nadege, with eyes full oj tears. . "Saved!" cried M. Laflour. ,"But no thanks to Yermac." "We thought as much?" murniurotl Yegor. "The tr.iitor went to denounce us last night." "The wretch!" exclaimed Nadege. "And yoU think that we have nothing to fear!" "The captain of the Francis-Joseph is waiting for you, for us all." "Suppose it should be a trap?" said Nadege. "Why does Yermac remain on board?* "There is no trap whatever about It," answered the Parisian. "The captain of the Austrian ship is Boris Andreyeff, your sister's husband, Yegor." "My brother-in-law," cried Yegoi\ "Your brother-in-law, who, after your exile to Siberia, disgusted with despotic Russia, quitted the port of Riga and took service in the Austrian merchant marine; your brother-in-law, to whom is given the Immense good fortune to deliver you, and who burns to press you to his heart and to know the amiable companion you have pnatehed from a frightful and unmerited fate. You can imagine how he received Yermac's denunciation. Captain Andre- yeff, will take you wherever you wish to go; to a port of King George's Archipelago, of New Norfolk, of New Hanover, or even of California. Where do you wish to go?" '•Where do I wish to go?" answered Yegor. "I wish to go to France I" "And Chateau-Thierry is there 1" said M. Lafleur, smiling. "We will go together— that is if Madame Somouoff will permit itf Nadoge grow rod as a cherry. "Vive la libertol" said the Parisian. "And now," added he, "embrace mo, my friends." Yegor, Nadoge and Ladislas throw themselves into tho arms of the excellent M. Lafleur. ' 'Take care," said he to them, wiping away a tear with the back of his hand, "you will crush my pocket violin!" An hour later, the fugitives found thorn- solves installed on board the Austrian ship and perfectly at home. Tekel and Chort had been dismissed and thanked. Yegoi abandoned to thorn tho nartas and their contents, including tho arms—less tho gun borrowed from tho governor of Yukoutsk and the curiosities belonging to M. Lafleur'? new collection. He gave them, besides, nearly all the money ho yet possessed, coin and paper, which amounted to quite a largo sum. The two Yakonte guides took leave of the travelers with sorrow. They docidod to wait for the chief of police's return to land and then to start on their homeward journoj- Immediately. The joy of Captain Androyeft knew no bounds, and his happiness.would have been complete if he had boon ablo to induce Yer- mac to bi'ciik with his past, forget who he was and become another man. Butthoohiei of police remained firm as a rock. M. Laflour wished to reproach him with his conduct, but Yegor's brother-in-law interfered and defended Yermao, saying, with firmness: "Ho is an honest man." Tho breakfast table was sot on board the ship, and tho captain insisted that Yermac should sit beside him. But, amid the general gaj-ety, the chief of police remained silent and sad. He felt, that he was vanquished. "You will not remain with us, then? r said Captain Androyeff to him for tho tenth time. Yermac shook his heqd negatively. "I rogrot it," said tho Captain. "The only thiiif; I can now do is to put all my boats at your disposal to return to land." "I thank you for your persistence and your offer," ho said, "but I shall return as I came—on foot!" "Tho soa is more agitated than it was last night," observed the Captain. The fugitives laid plaus for the future, for a happy life in common. "I have my emeralds yet!" cried Nndego, suddenly, looking at tho chief of police. Tho latter smiled. Tho moment for their separation at last arrived. The chief of police, after having coldly shaken hands with all and warmly embraced Ladislas, gave Yegor a document written in pencil. "What is th:s?" asked Yegor. "The inventory of the tools and supplies found on the whaler. You will, doubtless, be the first in a situation to use it for the aeuefit of tho ship-owners." With tlicjj words, ho threw himsolf upon ;he ico block to which tho ship was moorod. Captain Audreyoff had spoken truly; the sea was greatly agitated. Yermao seemed to take no heed of tho fact. "At least, make use of the baydare, "cried VI. Lafleur to him. He replied by a gesture of adiou. Every eye followed him. Several times, ho disappeared for a minute or two behind blocks of ice, from which hoy afterwards saw him emerge, Suddenly, when upon an elevated point, m lost hia footing, Nadege and Ladislas uttai'o 1 a cry. Yermac appeared no more. "<Ja;)Utn," said Nadogo, "in mercy soiid some of your men to him. He may yet be rosuuod !'•' The ouptuiu was about to give orders to this offeyt, when they saw the two Yakoutos advance over tho iuo fields in se-uvh of Yor- mac, whoso disappearance they also bud witnessed. On reaching the spot where ho had lost his footing, the Yakoutes made a vuin search I Francis-Joseph was cast loose from the led block as soon as the fact of Yormac'f death, was ascertained; the vessel, with only a portibft of its sails set moved slowly and majestically over the agitated surface of the Bay of Onemehe towards the open sea, the fro/en masses surging threateningly against its sides as if they wished to retain it a prisoner. The harsh roar of the waves sounded like a protest against the escape of the fugitives from the rough grasp of Muscovite destjptlsm. Captain Andrej* ft had decided to shape his course towards California and land Yegor, Nadege, Ladislas and M. Lcfleur in San Francisco. Once in free America, it was the design of the exiles and the dancing masjxsr to cross the continent by rail to New York and there take passage to France in a French steamer. The Voyage down the Pacific Ocean was Unmarked by any incident of importance, and one morning the Francis-Joseph anchored in San Francisco Bay. After all due formalities had been complied with, the fugitives, accompanied by Captain Andreyeff. landeQ in the Queen City of the Far West, the American commercial metropolis of the Pacific coast. The captain had furnished his passengers with suitable attire, and the whole party had quite a presentable appearance. Yegor, Nadege, Ladislas and M. Lafleur did not look the least in the world like refugees from the ice fields of tho boreal pole. Yegor, who spoko English with tolerable fluency, acted as spokesman and interpreter. He explained as best he could to his companions, as they went along, the wonders of the strange city in which they found themselves. Captain Andreyeff took leave of thorn at tho railroad depot, promising to visit thorn In France as soon as ho could return his vessel to its owners in Trieste. The faro- well was affecting in the extreme. Nadege and Ladislas wept outright; Yegor and M. Lafleur silently wrung tho captain's hand, and tours stood in thoir eyes, too. As to Wab, tho intelligent animal, which had accompanied its muster on board tho Francis- Joseph and boon his companion during tho voyage, licked the tips of Boris' fingers as if in token of adieu. Once rattling over tho Pacific railroad, the enthusiastic M. Lafleur could no longer contain himself. "Vive la libertol" ho almost shouted several times; he was with difficulty prevented from producing his pocket violin and triumphantly playing tho Marseilles Hymn bo- f oro all tho American passengers. "Do be calm, Monsieur Lafleur!" said Nadege, at last, a trifle impatiently. "Impossible I" cried the excited Frenchman. "The atmosphere of tho United States is so full of Freedom that it intoxicates me I" Now York was reached in due time, and, a^or a few days' rest at a quiet hotel, the party sailed for France. * * * * * « When all were seated, M. Lafleur, the Incorrigible M. Lafleur. said to the guests : "My friends, I f-egfei exceedingly thai upon this happy occasion 1 cannot offer you roasted elk's bead, boiled seal fat, smoked reindeer tongues or afty of the far-famed delicacies with which the Siberian festive board is so liberally stocked; but you must try to exist without them, and devote yout attention to such commonplace viands as the local larder affords. 1 must also usk you tc accept this champagne — upon my honor as a Frenchman 1 did not manufacture it myself I —in lieu of fermented mare's milk, the koumis of the Yakoutes." A hearty laugh went round the table, and Nadege gave a little shudder as she thought of the kamnkay's bill of faro. M. Lafleur's local larder was well supplied, at all events, With the best and most appetizing dishes that could be prepared by a celebrated Parisian cook, a perfect artist hi his way, "who had been prevailed upon to come to Cbateau-Thierry, for this occasion only, by the tempting bait of a princely compensation. His masterpieces wore washed down by tho gentlemen with copious draughts of Moot et Chandoh, and even the ladies consented to sip a little of the foaming and sparkling beverage. All was gayoty, good humor and joy. The health of the bride was drunk repeatedly. Whon tho final course had boon discussed, tho guests returned to tho parlor and crcd about in knots, conversing and FLA8MW«U for the chief of police. The moving ioo blocks between which he had fallen had come together again, burying him beneath their immense masses. Tekel and Chort were very quickly convinced of this. Then Tokel mounted a block, having some trouble to maintain his equilibrium. He made a speaking trumpet of his hands, and, turning towards tho ship, cried out with all bis might; "Dead!" His yoioe ran over the ice with a mournful intonation. "He is dead!" repeated those around Captain Andreyeff. "It looks like suicide I" said Yegor, with a shudder. "I warned him," said the Captain. "W&y was he so obstinate?" "It was his own fault!" murmured the Parisian. "But what a head he had!" "Poor man!" said Nadoge, "Let us pity him, and remember only the assistance he rendered us at the peril of hia life." "Assistance?" said the o&ptain, in astonishment. "Yes, my dear Boris?" Yegor. "In the midst of the polar night, on the ice, during a frightful tempest, he saved Nadegp and kadislaa from a terrible death—and, witbput him, neither they—nor I—wo\u4 b§ Joyous chimes were pealing in tho town of Chateau-Thierry, and tho streots of La Foutaine's birthplace were alive with merry throngs. The peasants woro chatting together with charming French vivacity; the gentle folks watched the progress of the foto with evident relish. Garlirods of white roses hung everywhere, and some munifl cent hand had provided a repast in the public square to which everybody had free access. What was the cause of the joyous chimes and this festivity? Whoso was the hand that had spread the feast? Two peasant girls were talking earnestly at a street corner. "What did you say the bride's name was, Marie?" asked one of them. "I can't pronouce it!" replied tho other. "But it sounds heathenish and they say she is a Russian escaped from Siberia!" "And the bridegroom, Mario—what is his name?" "Worse than tho other! I could never master it if I tried all my life I" "Is he a Russian, too?" ''Oh, yes! And Paulino told mo last night that he was exiled to Siberia for trying to murder tho Czar I He looks as if he could murder anybody 1" "Goodness gracious! But hush, Maiae, they aro coming from tho church—the civil marriage was performed at the mayor's of- fico yesterday, was it not?" "Yes, Bertha—but will you never stop talking?" The two peasant girls relapsed into silence; at that moment, emerging from the church, the bridal procession advanced up tho street. Nadoge and Yegor came first. Nadege, in a white satin dress and with a wreath of orango blossoms crowning her flaxen hair, was Ine very incarnation of beauty; Yegor, clad in the usual attire of a bridegroom, had quite a Parisian look. M. Lafleur followed, holding little Ladislas by the hand. Then came a host of tho dancing-master's relatives, Tbo procession was greeted with loud and joyous shouts from the men, while the women and girls waved their handkei-chiefs and scattered flowers along its path. At last, a small but very picturesque cottage was reached. It was M. Lafleur's property. Every door in it was open, aud every window admitted tho fragrant summer air which seemed anxious to kiss the cheek of the fair bride as she stood in her new home. M. Lafleur had thoroughly refitted hia cottage on his return to Chateau-Thierry. It glistened with glossy paint, the furniture was all now, and in the parlor, spread out upon several tables, was the dauoing-mas- tor's famous collection of Siberian curiosities that was to gain him honorable mention from all the savans in France. When Nadoge and Yegor had entered the parlor, a number of invited guests gathered about thorn to wish them joy. When they stood aside, Ladislas came shyly up and Suddenly, M. Laflour had an inspiration. "Wo must huvo a d-ncol' 1 cried ho. "And I will conduct it as I used to conduct tho rtun-.'Os of those doliu'hti'ul ycun:? 1 idles, Mile?. Agr.ifona and Eloua, at tho governor's at Yukoutsk I" Everybody applauded tho idea, anil M. L'l'lour, producing his poakot violin, bo' to i«lay and call out tho figures of tho Sibor- ionno. The dnnco was tot-illy unknown to all the dunccM, save Ycigor and bis brldo, but, nevertheless, all took part in it, Imighiiij; heartily at each other's innumerable mistakes. "This reminds me of Siberian delights I" criod M. Laflour, playing away. "If so," exclaimed ono of tho gentlemen, us he stumbled upon one of tho ladies' trails, "they must boar a strong resemblance to confusion worso confounded 1" Tho dauco over, Yejior and Nadoge took n scat by a window. As the summer broozo fanned her glowing chock, ho loaned over her and whispered : "Can you be happy, NadoffO, in this for- pign land?" "Oh! yes, Yegor; I could be happy anywhere—with you I" Till! KN'n. EUROPEANS IN AFRICA, K.TI>II rlnu' Inliinil North of Slorrtv Lopno— Necidi of Triivoleri. A British expedition left England Nadege took his adopted sister's baud, bout down and kissed him, and as she did so the remembrance of hia devotipn to her and of their mutual peril amid the polar ice flashed over her like a dream. Tears glistened in her eyes. Yegor instinctively comprehended what was taking place within her, and he, too, bent down and kissed the little Pole. Then M. Lafleur came forward •, he took the bride and groom each by the hand, at the same time gallantly impressing a kiss on N'adego's finger tips. "Yesor and Nadoge,"satd he, "this is, indeed, a happy day I I congratulate you both with all my soul. Of course, you understand that you are to live with me. The late Mudarao Lafleur must have a successor in Nadege, and you and she, Yegor, must be the comfort of my declining years—though, to he sure, I am not yet very old I" "You should get married, too, Ajonsieu* Lafleur I" said Nadege, slyly. ll Oh, no 1 The shade of the lamented Madame Lafleur forbid! Vive ia liberto I" The wedding dinner was announced, and the bridal party and guests went into th« d.Wng.roQW, where a. sijmp.tu.ous repast waj last week for Sierra Leono, where they will be joined by about ;!00 natives. The pai'l.y will meet a French expedition and will go far Inland for the purpose of determining the frontier between the .French uud JCng'lish colonies in the region north of Sierra Leone. They will take about a year to perform the task and it is expected they will march inland 700 miles. The work before them is of an arduous and dangerous nature, as not a few of the tribes are known to be unfriendly and also cannibals. While carrying- out the survey the party will have lo keep an eye on the natives and devote considerable Vime to the question of food supply. H. 11. Johnson, the explorer, who has been in Africa most of the time since lie left school, said in a lecture at Liverpool the other day that men who go to Africa should notbeyoung- er than twenty-one nor older than thirty. If they are middle sized and thin, so much the better for them. They must abstain from alcohol, must be temperate in their eating also, and in general must lead very orderly lives if the\' wish to live there. He said a great many men who go to tho dark continent indulge in all manner of excesses, which they would not be g-uilty of at home, and then when they ure stricken down they solemnly ask what can be expected from such a beastly climate. I The British are trying hard tp raise |25, OOu to place a small steamer on Victor.ii Nyunza for missionaries, ' traders, and other white people. They have not raised quite half the sum required, and the work seems to I be at a standstill. Stanley has made another appeal for funds, and has' called attention to the fact that the Germans succeeded in a short time in raising money enough to build two steamers, which are to be launched on the same lake. If this appeal does not bring the money needed the British committee will return the fund ' to the subscribers. i are fttUtf Indications tuftt below tone the cleeirle light will be the onlt lumthfcBt employed on railway tWklfts. Afl Important «tep baa been Wkken bv the Russian government, Witch has decided that »ll the carriages on the State railways shall be lighted by electric light In future. fcl. C. Sullivan suggests In the Electrical Engineer that a very wise and Simple precaution will be the supplying to each car operated by electricity of a pair of rubber glove*, Insulated pliers and nippers, and suitable Inscriptions to Indicate their use. These may pos- •Ibly be the means of of preventing de> lay and Inconveniences and of obtaining Serious results In case of accident. The primary battery has been applied to the propilslon of Invalid chairs In England. A strong chair, weighing about 200 pounds Is Utted with a battery at tho back of the seat, and can be speeded up to about live miles an hour. As it Is calculated that tho cost of maintenance of the battery doos not exceed 4 cents an hour, and If no renewal would be required during iin ordinary day's uso, the economy of this mode of propulsion for invalids Is apparent. A patent has been granted for an electrical drill fur oil wells. Thu de- Tlce consists of a series, of motors In tandem, connected In such a way a.-t to make ouu moior. The design has been laugh- i to get tuo power within a six-Inch d I am o tor, so that tho entire mechanism, which much resembles a common boiler, can bo lowered In the wolt and the power can bo applied at tho bottom. The drill bits are (Irmly fastened on tho rod, which Is worked rapidly in and out of a cylinder, after tho manner of a piston rod. 1 Incandescent lamps are bolng used largely In tho illumination of trlumpha , atchos and for general decorative pur poses, anil now clocks aro being mud for the lowers of churches and publl building, which Instead of having ai illuminated dial with dark hands hav a dark face with enormous pointers o light. These pointers are mudo o trlass, over ati Iron frame, and ar rendered visible for miles by Incan descent llgliis, which give thum the ap poarancu of slender white rods of lire An Interesting exhibition was glvei In the central station of iho Elootrl Light company of Melbourne recently At the Invitation of tho engineer largo number of prominent citizens somblotl to witness, as far as Australia Is concerned, a novel application o electricity. This consisted of making a cookshop of the station. A suppo was survod,all tho viands of which wore cooked by electrluity. Tho cullnar oporatsons included tho grilling o beefsteuK, the making of toast, and the boillnsj of water. The London Electric Plant urge young electricians to try to realize tha at tho beginning of their experience as masters tiio manufacture of dynamos I not tiie certain road to fortune. 1 says: "No sooner Uoes a young mai commence busines^ on his own ac count than hu seems to consider It esson tial to design and manufacture dynamos. It is frequently our lot to dls siiudi) beginners from neglecting the more certain branches of insulating making fittings, and other fuch iliflr but usually profitable work |ii ordoi that they may uocomo full-blown dyna mo-raakors. It cannot bo too often insisted that lo manufacture dynamos successfully—wo moan successfully In tho commercial souse of conrso—exten- sive premises, special plant, stillicient capital to make Jargu numbers at once, and a thorough .system of interchange able parts aro absolutely noacssary. For an amateur thtire Is perhaps no bot- tui uayuf undemanding ali about dyiiiinio ilian to maku ono himself, but tin., ,;, a very different ming to making it lor a living. lienco onr advice to young electricians ambitious to 'make dynamos to put upon tho market is: 'Don't'" OLD WORLD JOTTINGS. The director of primary education In Paris, to considerable public surprise, has named Friday as tho day for tho opening of tho communal primary school. The 1'opo lias docidod to create secular nuncios, to be attached to tho papal legations In Europe, who will enter society from which the ordinary nuncios are at present forbidden. "William, Emperor of tho Workingmen," win inscribed on tiiu arnh of welcome, oreuted by tho worliiugmen, under which William II. and Emperor Franz Joseph used in entering Llez- nltz. Shall We Have Warming: Puns There is an old-time institution that ought to be revived, and that is thg warming-pan. One authority saya that, according to medical protest against dump or cold beds, warming- pans should come into fashion again, One medical writer Bays: ".Not only the guest, but the family often suffer the penalty of sleeping in cold rooms, and chilling their bodies at a time when they need all their bodily heat> by getting between cold sheets, "liven in warm summer weather a cold, damp bed will get in its deadly : work. It is a needless peril, and tha' neglect to provide dry rooms and beds The present economical condition of Franco is considered unusuuily favorable by her statesmen. Tho harvest this year was the largest of the last decade. The export of manufactures has increased, c,<i well as tho Import of raw materials. Almost $")0n,000,ouo lie m the savings banks. The railway profits have also increased. Johanii Sebastian Bach's piano has just been overhauled by a maker in Gouils. It is of Saxon manufacture and of wonderful tone. After Bach's death It passed Into the possession of his son Friedman, who sold it to Count Boss. Borne twentr-tivo years ago it became tho property of its present owner, ilorr Paul do Witt of Leipslc. A member of the British South Afrl can company reports tho discovery olt\ an ancient ruin In Lundi, Mashona- land, of which tho race there now has no record. It was there when their forefathers came to the country. It Is a circular and massive building with walls of wrought stone, In somo places ten feet thick. It Is supposed to be a I fort. THE BASES OF HINBOStAri fwo tilitlnot Types of Men of Dlff«t«flt Origin RxUtlnK Side by Sid*. During the last five years tha got* crnment of Bengal has carried out att Interesting inquiry into the manner* and customs and the ethnological characters of the principal tribes and castes of India. A recent paper by H. H. Kisley, read before the Anthro* pologicnl institute, London, give* many of the results obtained. Actual measurement of the head, features and stature has disclosed the existence of two extreme types ot natives, to which the names of Aryan and Dra* vidian have been applied. The Aryan typo is represented by the Brahmans, the Rajputs and the Sikhs. It ia a tall, fair type, having a finely cut nose and features on the whole superior lo those of the average European. The Dravidian type is seen in tho Kol tribes, who recently revolted against the oppression of their Hin- doo landlords. It is a short, very black type, with a broad, flat nose approaching to that of the negro. From a work on Hindoo folk lore we learn that if a person is drowned, struck by lightning, bitten by a snake, or poisoned, or loses his lifo by any kind of accident, or by suicide, thett he goes usually to hell. If he dies naturally on a bed or a roof ho bo- comes a "bhut" or evi! spirit, and with this belief care is taken, on tha approach of death, to move the person carefully onto the floor. Tha earth is believed to be resting on tha horn of a cow and the raised trunks of eight elephants called "diggai," or "elephants supporting the regions," and each of tho cardinal and sub-cardinal points of the compass has its appropriate guardian. An eclipse is produced by the occasional swallowing up of the sun or moon by tho severed head of Halm, son of the demon family, who was decapitated by Vishnu for disguising himself as a god and drinking nectar. TURNED TO WHITE MARBUh'. Wonderful D'eat In Kiiibiilinlng Which illuy UovoluUonl/.o tho Art. A petrified human body—a body which has turned from llesh to white marble as hard and firm as the stona itself. This is tho very strange and exceptional sight in the undertaking establishment of F. X. Bliley, at 61 South Pryor street, • says the Atlanta Journal. It is a case which will be spoken of and treatises written upon in future works upon embalm* ing. , The body is that of Edward Sound- strong, formerly toe chemist of tha Atlanta Perfumery Company. Forty- five days ago Mr. Soundstrong died and his remains were taken to Mr. JBliley's oflice to be embalmed. Tha dead chemist's wife was in Sweden, his native home, and she requested that his body be embalmed, so that she could come across the ocean and look upon his face again. The body was embalmed by Mr. Bliley himself. Some days ago ha noticed that the flesh was orystaliz- ing. The fluids used in embalming are exceedingly poisonous, and, at Mr, So'undstrong had died from mercurial poison, Mr. Biiley believed the action of one poison on the olhej was producing the strange result. Gradually the face of the dead man became whiter and whiter, harder and harder, until now it is nothing bul white stone, as white and linn as marble. Mr. Bliley is an undertaker an(J embalmer of long experience, but never in hia Hie, he says, has ha either heard of or seen such aa instance as this one,- ' The bereaved wife of the dea(J chemist has reached Atlanta, aftel her long trip from Sweden, and ha» looked upon the stone face of he* dead husband. Her grief was pitiful to see. Next week the body will ba taken back to Sweden, where, it will rest under the sod of his native land. woivitiN IN MEDICAL'SCHOOLS^ Seven » {U7"Uo Nujuber. The seven senses are: Seeing, bearing, tasting, feeling, smelling, understanding and speed*. T^e seven, virtues are: Faith, has in it the element* of murder and' ence '" suicide." People crawl into the chilly sheet ana spend half an hour in "getting the bed warm," when the warming-pun would put the m into a cozy bed that would give them warmth instead of taking it from them, Wa look to gee tho warming-pan become » /ad. July i with the ached .tie li.iod by the recent international telegraphic confer- Between Germany and adjoining countries the rate will be 2>£ cents per word: between Germany and Great .Britain, Scandinavia or Italy, 3^ cents per word, and between Germany and Uussla, Spain or the "' " * 6 cents per word. A dinner and reception tit tuo bouse of president Caruot are, according to a Paris caterer's pertadlcal, pretty expeu. plye affairs. Tl»* l*8t tJlWP tfcQ Wesi* aept @utortaine,d the bill v*'a* iaa follows: Qf -WO coyer* ' for f Good Expected of tho Experiment at Juhni Hopkins University. The action of the board of trustees of the Johns Hopkins University recently accepting the handsome con» ribution of the Woman's Medical ( 'und association to promote the higher medical education of women In the,. ohool of this institution is a very gratifying event in many ways. Origj> inff with the women of Baltimore, who have been always noted for their ncourasement of liberal eduoaWoo aud enlarging the business and pro- essiorml sphere of their sex, the, yomen of the country have hand. omely seconded tho movement, and t is in a luir w&y now of winning all the success desired for iv-by its fair promoters. Not only/ 9, but the pro&jise is good for jr .-oper en» dowment and secure/; tshment of a medical soY \ Dm? jundation Q| the Johns )' na g' ,tal. Having raised $1£ with t»x,j view to the. higher ni t education of women, the Ittuife. j going on with the work to aid arrtuey can the establishment /\\ of the Hopkins School of Medicine u.p,/ 4 on a secure as well as a broad basis,/ The only thing needed was the hearty oo-pperation of the university which they have now received, it has encouraged them to go on the noble work. In raising the mum sum of $100,000 the society has been largely helpe4 by flueiitiul ladies of other cities, where, auxjljary s^pieUej been Tfce admission, of Women. tQ ifee, OB an< perajice, Tfee ee Y§n. -'

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