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Algona, Iowa
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THE WPEE DES MOtNES. ALGtOMA. IOWA. WEDNESDAy. DECEMBER 17,1890, A Moonlight 1fg 1m<l tyimtatarl forth At otr ., Throuph the bloscomtnpr Inhn frtf it stfollj I *M i youhsr nnfl shy. but firdenfrej-od, -. And fine tvns .tlio queen of my foul. The moon shod silvery sympathy U4 AJ I wo imsorl In the sky of June. HW, Wliat would yon do," paid rny lore torn "if you #e«j tlio than In tho moon? glance, ..Ana hope It-aped hleh In m.v Ijronst,: Whatlovpr could wish fot- n raref ohiinoe , rt To put hia fnto to tlio test? If I wore tlio nrnii In the moon," said L As I ftiized In lier fnco dlvl ric. Id Sonttor ilia envious clouds on high And fof you nlono I'd shine. "•I'd gather tho stftrs In a tinokio br)»bt .TO gleam on yotir dftlnty shoo! To h comot I'd hitch my CM- to-nljrht And wander through Rpncd with you. "dea? nm?"' " N ° W St " pl tl " lt ' S And gityly hor Ifiughtor i-unir, I .!* yo 'L wo , ro tho mi111 1" the moon," «ald sho "You'd admire rno nnd.hold vonf tonguo." A POT OF GQLIX "The slorm's just about over, Mollle, I can see the rainbow." "Thou you can bring in an armful of Wood, Hiram," camo from Millie's voice 'This water's never In tho kitchen, goin' to boil." "It does beat all how some folks make money," Hiram continued. "Seem to pick it right up off the ground, someway, Thov sav there's a pot of gold tit tho end o"f every raiu- oo\v\ I wish I could find one of 'em that's alll" "Are you going after that wood, Hiram Briggs," demanded Mollio, np- pearlng In the doorway. "If you don't you won't get your pot of coffee for breakfast, an' I reckon you'll miss that BJoro'n you will tho pot of gold that's at the end of that rainbow." "Oh, I'm goin', Mollio! You're always in sech a hurry about every tin nw|" exclaimed Hiram, testily, dragi'iiif his lank liguro to Its full height and sauu teriug ou" townrd ilu> wnod pile. "Pot of gold, indued 1".said Mollie to herself as sho returned to hor work. "If tlir-ru was a pot of gold in every acre of tho farm Hi mm Brigirs'd novel AI,. ,!„„.. enough to find It. Ho miV|,t pays me we can see about letting it sfhml. My client Iras beun abroad'" foj- some time and leaves all such matters in my hands, so I will promise you a year anyway." Tho very'next day Mollie went to work on the south lot. She hired two sturdy neighbor boys for a snTall sum or in that part of the countrv boys •vork was not worth much. But those two soon found that if they sariied their wages and their goo! board they must work for them, I soon became a subject for much wonder and a good deal of admiration among the men that a woman could so manage a farm. Never did the farm raise such crops as it dirt that fall, and iu spite of tho improvements she thought necessary, Mollie paid her interest and a good round sum down on the mort» ige, , In the late fall, just before tha Thanksgiving snows covered the ground. Mollio received a morning call rom two strangers whose every move" roent was full of business. Their er- nnd was soon told. They had dis- overed coal on land adjoining her farm ml they wanted to buy that part of 10 farm through which thov imagined ie vein ran. The price they offered fairly startled icr, Bui Mollin had developed into a tir woman-of-btislnoss iu these months id her first thought was, "If they'll >ay thai,they'll pay more, and it's only m'Houili lot, that never would give a .-•Dili crop of anything anyway." If two poems is that '•TBanatbbsis" ivas six years old when it was prfated and the ••Fragment" two years. Such "patient waiting" is rare' with Vounir authors. . * e PASt MAtdiH MAKIN6. A Mnfthlnfi (tint Cut* On r Ten Million* of thtin ty Drty. making matches divided itito The operation of from a pine log may be four heads, namely. Preparing the splints, dipping the matches, box making, and fiTlin<r. When tho timber is brought into tin) cutting room of the factory it is seized upon by a gang of men who place it before a circular saw, where it is cut into blocks fifteen inches long, whicl is the length of seven matches. It is freed of its bark and taken to the high Spokane Falls is to Itavfl ft school building costing $72.677. Twenty million ach-s of the land of the United Slates tiro hold by foreign* era. -. «Y . i n — --.v. *.+.*.! in liiiii, ,a had a dual moro gold out of it than ho hns if he'd 'a dug a little harder." "Are yon goin' at tho south lot thia morning. Hiram P" she asked at breakfast. Hiram was slow in roplyiuir "Well, you see." ho boiran at last , "I'm rallic-r afraid that 'Ifhavo to wait till afternoon. There's some men I promised to meel, down to tho village " ...Mollio made no reply. It was not nfuuh for Ion years' experience of Hiram Briggs' character lo havo inu"ht hor that replying was apt to make matters worse instead of belter. I'Tbo fact is, Mollio," ho said, as ho rose, "I've about decided to sell the old farm and invest in somothin' paving. I can't stand any more of this evo^astin' drudgery!" Ho looked at hev ,fith a little approlionsioij. Mollie had risen and stood confront!!!" 1 him with binding eyes. The thought llashoi across him that Mollie was lUmndsomo woman. "Soil tho farm!" she cried. "Soil the place whore I was born an' when; my father was born before mo! Thai you shan't! Not one inch of ground 01 Stick of timber. Maybe you have the right .'.ii law," she held up hor hand as he \VLJ about lo speak, "but you know you haven't the real right.aiid I'll m !V er let you do ii, never!" Hiram's only reply was a strong slam of tho door as ho passed through. She watched him cross the orchard and Strike into tho road leading to the village. Sho watched him as far as ionld sou him and then turned to work with a .sigh. "I don't know how it'll end," she thought drearily. "I'm tirod of li"-ht- iug and scolding, but I'll light to "the very end before lie shall sell my father's farm," she finished, with u'orco tears in bur oyos. Hiram did not como home to dinner, but that did not alarm Mollio. He very often did not como homo to din- nor when there was a south lot waiting for him. Night caimi and still ho did sho hoi- my were some lime lurroeinir onlorms, oy did agroo :it Jast,"and Mollie felt •vith pride that they wore not to her disadvaiiiugu, Tho snows fell and Thanksgiving came and wont, and then one day the loor opened and athin.sloopinir figure, vvut with tho storm that raged without, ciimn feebly in and sauk into his old place before tho lire. Neither spoke. The angor that swelled to burslin-r in Mollio's hear softly cliangod to pity as she watched him. Whatever had been tho expert oucosoflho last months—and Hi ran never told them — they had sadl changed him for tlio time. At last ho raised his shrinking eyes. "I've come back, Mollie," he said "and J didn't find the pot of gold. I'm ready to go to work now like a mai and prove that I can be worthy of your respect if I never have been before." Mollio disappeared for a moment in another room. "There, Hiram," she said, as she laid her bank-book in his hand, "there's tho pot of gold you've boon hunting for, and it was ri»-|it in tho sontlUot all tho time, just "where you ilid not, want to go to work that morning, 11 she finished with a . tearful smilu as she pressed a kiss of forgiveness iipoii liis lips.—Ms. /''. IV. Bradley in Detroit Tnbune. IN A POET'S YOUTH. Wllllnm Ciillnn lirynnl. 1 )! Eiirly Lyrical AHplnitluiiH uiiil I'arformuiio«g. not return, but he had even staid away a night before now, so at midnight sho closed the house and wont to be'd. "Maybe I suid moro than 1 need," •he^thought, as she blow out tho light. Toward evening of .tho next day a nian sauntered up to tho house. "Bo you Miss BriggsP" ho asked of Molly, eagerly wateliing from the door. "Yes," sho said. "What is itP" "Wall, I got a loiter 'r somethln' for ye," fumbling iu his nigged pockets. "Wall,I swan," ho exclaimed finally »'ef I heven't lost it!' 1 • "Lost it!" cried Mollio; "whoro'd you get it!" "Wall,Hi Briggs sod of I was a-nomin' your way some time today I might briii" it. Ho said as how 'twould explain itself, an' to toll yon thot he was' a-»-oin' after the pot of'gold under tho rainbow, "r some sech stnfi'." The next day Mollio folded and packed away Hiram's clothes. "If ho qon't como back till ho finds his pot of gold," sho thought, "he'll never como back at all, and if ho comes back without it ho'll need 'em." "I wonder what could havo boon in the letter!" she thought. She was soon to know. In Jess than a week a buggy drove pp to the door, a man alighted and tied his horse, and Mollio opened tho door for him with strange feelings of foreboding. What ho told her was What sho had already dimly suspected, that Hiram had mortgaged tho farm months before and invoslod tho money in mining stock. Tho mortgage was due and had not boon paid, and homo- lessuoss stared Mollio in the face. For a few moments she was stnnnnd but tho natural courage that had borne her through so many trials soon returned to her and with it a plan whereby sho might suvo her inheritance from the consequences of her husband's folly. She would run tho farm herself and pay off the mortgage with tho proceeds. It may have boon tho tears in Mollie's bright oyos—I havo hoard that men do not liko to see a woman on— or it may have boon something in 'her mirnest womanliness that commanded attention to her pleading, but at the end of an hour that hard old lawyer had certainly promised that her plan should have a trial. "I'll give you a year, anyway," ho f»m. 'if I find bv that time that it The poot Bryant was an exception to the rule which ordains that precocious children shall either dio while young or become'ordinary men, says the lout/i's Companion. On his first birthday "he could walk alone, and when but a few days moro than 1(5 mouths old knew al'l tho letters of tho alphabet." In his sixth year he was, as ho himself lolls us, "an excellent, almost infallible speller, and ready in geography." In his sixteenth year he cniered college, having mastered in less than a year all tho Greek and Latin required for admission to the sophomore class ab Williams college. Tho boy was as precocious in rhyming as in studying. Before he was 10 years old his grandfather gave him a 9 pence for a rymod version of Iho first chapter ai'Job, and tho country paper published a rhymed description of the school he attended, which he wrote and declaimed. John Bigelow, in his life of Bryant, says that "though these early verses gave no particular poetical promise, they were remarkable for two characteristics by which all his poetry was destined to bo distinguished—the cor- rectnoss both of the measure and the rhyme." So intense was the boy's ambition to lie a poot that ho not only road what poetry foil in his way, but in his private devotions often prayml with fervor that ho "might receive tho gift of poetic genius, and write, verses that mi"ht endure. 1 ' turning lathe, where, by means of , speciaf'forni of fixed cutting baud run ning its entire length, a continuous tool, the thickness of the match is cu off. As tho block revolves and decreases in diametur tho knife advances and Jitnd of veneer of uniform thickness is obtained. As the veneer rolls off the snife it is met by eight small knives, which cut it into seven separate bands, each the size of a match. By this one operation sovon long ribbonuof wood, each tho length and thickness of a match, are obtained. Tlioso are then broken into pieces six feet long, the knotty parts removed, and tliev are then fed into a machine which "looks and acts likes a straw chopper, which cuts thorn into single matches. The machine eats 150 bauds at the same time, and a mechanical device pushes them forward tho thickness of a match at each stroke of the cutter. This little machine, with its one sharp knife, can out over 10,000,000 matches a dav. From the culling room the splints are taken to the dry room, whore they are placed in revolving drums, which absorb all tho moisture' tho splints may contain. They are then prepared for the dipping process, which is a very important operation, as each splint must have sutliciout space to be fully coated, and yot not placed so close to the others as to cause the mixture to clot the heads of the other splints. To do this they are placed under an in- goniously constructed machine which seems to work with human intelligence, and are caught up and placed closely- but, at regular intervals, iu a dipping frame. Tlioso frames contain forty" four moveablo laths, and between each lath the machine places with clockwork reguluritv, fiftv splints, makin" over 2.000 in each frame. " The heads of the splints are all of the same levol, and a single attendant at each machine can place over splints in the frame por day. ping vat is a stove of masonry which contains three square pans. The first aan is for heating tho splints, so they will absorb the mixture; the second jontains molten paraflino, in which tho Joints are dipped, and in the third they iro coated with igniting composition. )ver 8,000 matches can bo dipped bv a skilful workman in one day. After the lipping process the matches are dried vhiio still iu the frames, and are then aken to the packing room, whore they ire put into tho boxes by hand. i'lit Woodworker. .Provo, Utah, has a red-hot anarchist* His wife supports him bv taking in washing. An Englishman proposeslayihg'deep- sea electric cables by means of submarine boats. There are 10,862school districts, 62,' 872 teachers and 2,800,000 school chil* dreti in Japan. Liverpool has a population of 720,000. Methodism has a membership of 76,000 in the city. _ An English firm has purchased tho right to slaughter and 'pack 800,000 hogs a year in Servia. There were 86,981 paupers in London in the third week in July—4,215 indoor and 82,766 outdoor. The American congregational churches have resolved to give" £2.000 annually for evangelical work in France. There are over 7,000,000 pores in the human body, and yet wo are surprised because some men are sponges. As soon as the town of Santa Barbara, Cal.. gets pipes laid to the gas well it will cost only $10 a year fot fuel to each householder. Over 110.000—to bo exact, 111,689 emigrants embarked during the last quarter from the various ports of tho British Isles. Those include 85,408 foreigners. By the late cyclone in Finland, almost unprecedented in so northerly a region, some 120,000 trees have been blown down between Vibonr and Vil- uiannstraud. ° It may interest; some of our readers to know that more than one supposed authority declares that the leaves of tho tomato plant are more medical than the fruit. A New York money prince has recently ordered a sot of brass floor re"- istors plated with gold in an exceedingly ornate design. The registers will be placed in the owner's palace. The pumps in the Gold Hill mine at Grass Valley, Cal.. were uncovered recently after lying nine years underwater. They wore put to work and lifted water as well as tho first day they were put down. It is said Ed Osborn, of the Wau- pncn. Wis., , ' ' plien* as ft remedy for the potato disease in Scotland. Every eye of the seed potato is touched with creosote by means of ft small camel's hair brush. T'iie product of potatoes so I rented is almost totally free from Where the creosote "is not applied lo all the eyes of the seedling the r«.«itlt is partial disease. If too much is used the seed will not germinate. Some very old relics were sold at the sale of the personal effects of the late Frederick Fox, at 383 Franklin street, Reading. A \yaffle iron with long handle and tripod Was supposed to be 160 years old; There was also a steelyard with weights, 120 years old} a handsomely ornamented waiter of unusually large size, over one hundred years oUCand many smaller arti* cles, A "grandfather's clock" over one hundred and thirty years old was kept in the family. Snails are largely consumed by consumptives in England who can afford them. Of course they are imported. Tho best come from the vineyards of Franco, and for this reason they are considered especially fine. They are certainly a luxury, for a tin of snails cost 4s 6d. ' Frogs' hind legs are eaten in larger quantities than is generally supposed. You can't tell them from a hit of chicken; and no doubt a good many people who are not careful about consulting the menu at swell dinners eat thorn "as such. Another novelty for epicures is crawfish tails. They are liitle things liko shrimps, and are used for flavoring all sorts of dishes, soups, sauce and vegetables. Boned larks in aspic jelly sounds well. The young bachelors \vlio lounge through tHE TOPOLOBAMP5 thnt BppolnHrtg feffort ft^C Some six years ngo Mr. A. £ wrote a book out of which greW a 6o» operative movement to found a Cploay nud. City at Topolobaiiipo on the PftOiM coasft in the province of Sinaloa, Me** ico. Mr. Nitpoleo'n. Hoaglahd, ttno has just returned from a visit to Top6» lobampo. lias this to say about the C0l« otiy as it is at present: t)uring the entire time that the col* ony has been on the gronodi noW nearly four years, it has had no home or permanent abiding place of its owtt« Strictly speaking, the history of the Credit" Foncier Company's attempt » neither for nor against the successful working of "integral co-operation " life in chambers of Piccadilly go iu for those potted things. They are con- potted venient. Daniel Webster's Habits. There has been a good deal of controversy about Mr. Webster's habits. When he went to England he acquired what I do not think was his habit before, he been me convivial; and on his return he showed ah evident likino- for thn brandy bottle.. He was never an inebriate, but sometimes ho made his most powerful speeches while under the influence of strong drink, and on more than one occasion ho was sadly the worse for it. When ho made his speech at Richmond, under the October sun. _as it was called, he drank so heavily at dinner that when thev took him out into the stato house grounds, where he was to speak, the governor of the state said ho was afraid for him. Just before his turn to speak came the season. 1,000.000 tatoes The clip- ' $1 this fall. He contracted for all tho po- his vicinity at 18 to 20 cents, AN INVENTIVE NEGRO. silt Displayed In th« liuildlng. o f „ Steamboat In Liberia. "Thanatopsis," the poem which gave him a national fame, was written in 1811, before ho had attained his eighteenth year,though it was not published until 1817. Tho story of its publication, as told by Mr. Bigolow, is a unique literary anecdote. One day Dr. Bryant, the youth's falhor, while looking through tho drawers in his sou's desk, camo upon some manuscript verses. Ho road thorn, and was so impressed that he hurried to the house of a friend, and, thrustiii" the verses into hor hand, exclaimed^ while (oars ran clown his cheeks, "Head thorn! They are Gallon's." In a few days tho doctor went to Boston, without communicating hj 3 j a . tonlion to his son, to show theso versos to his frii-iul William Phillips, who was one of tho editors of tho North American Review, (lion two years old. jlo loft the versos at tho ollioo of the Review without their author's name or any intimation of their parentage. Mr. Philips read thorn and went to Cambridge to submit them to Richard H. Dana and Edward T. Olmunin". his i'( ilorial colleagues. They ]j s ionod while Mr. Phillips road tho manuscript and hoard tho little he had to tell about its history. "Ah, Phillips," said Dana, with i\ skeptical smiln, "you have boon imposed upon. No ouo on this side of the Atlantic is capable of writiuu- such verso." Inquiries, howovor. showed that Mr. Ihillips.insU'ad of boiuir imposed upon, tad read lo them tho poems written by »» American boy who had not yet attained his eighteenth year. Ouo of the POIMHS was . entitled "Thanatopsis," and appeared in t| 10 September num. bcr ol the Review Cm- 1817. Some amusing descriptions have been written about the home-made steamboat that plies on tho St. Paul's River, Liberia, but little has been said ot tho mechanical genius who knocked the boat together out of material that was never intended for a steamboat. His name is Irons, and ho used to be a slave in South Carolina. A while ago ho made up his mind that it was high time there was a steamboat Diving on the St. Paul's River betwee'u Monrovia and the first rapids. He secured tho engine of an abandoned sugar-cane crusher and went to work to build his steamer. Ho took a canoe ittty feet long and ripped it from stem to stern with a saw. Ho placed the halves nine feet apart, ribbed and planked them, and before louo- tho hull was ready for the machinery. Hardlv any two pieces of the machinery were ever together before. He jnul to mako a score of things before he could induce that engine to turn a paddlewheel. Ho picked up bits of irou shafting and so on hero and there, and with the aid of a blacksmith shop knocked them into shape so that thev would work smoothly together, lie made a pair of paddle-wheels, built a deck house, secured an old steam whistle, fitted up a rudder - wheel, launched his creation, and was ready for business. This man was once an illiterate slave on a cotton plantation, but inventive talent was born in him. His side-wheel stoamer is not conspicuous for speed or beauty, but she is serviceable, and is noteworthy as tho first steamboat ever built in Africa, and probably tho first that was ever built out of picked-up material. One of Liberia's disadvantages is the fact that the former slaves, who compose her citizens, are most of thorn poor, not only iu purse but also in intellectual equipments. But she lias her men of mark liko Dr. Blydeu, who would be respected anywhere for their attainments and ability; and she has reason to bo proud of such a man as Irons, who was known for his re ' an . > m) which accompanied it also appeared iti the same number under tho title of An ' ''I'ragmont." VVood'.'' " A sisruiflcaut fact associated witl> tlje It is now known as 1 ' tlle A Wonderful Well. There is a wonderful well down near Dol Norle. Tho force of tho water brings up from the depths an occasional lump of native silver or a gold nugget. Local scientists claim that at a great depth and under enormous pressure tho water is washing away a lodge of rock, whoso softer parts jj-o into solution and give tho water" its mineral qualities, but whose gold and silver, not being dissolved, are brought to the lurfttce in a metallic stato. A large vein of pure white sand, suitable for making glass, has boon found near Piltsburg, Pa. The discovery will save the glass manufacturers of that city thousands of dollars annually, as they have hitherto been obliged to send across the Allo<>-|iaiiy Mountains for their sand. R. Lyman, of St. John, N. B., is the possessor of a dog that he claims has quite a keen instinct for business. A lew days ago. when the dog's license needed renewing, be turned up with a $1 bill and placed it at the feet of the owner. Mr. L. immediately went and took out tho license. ' According to reports from the principal applejack producing ' roo-ion of tho country (a belt extending across southern Now York and northern Now Jersey, between the Hudson and Delaware rivers), owing to the failure of tho apple crop, there will bo little of tho intoxicant made this year. Hearing a tremendous noise in the engine-room an Auburn, Mo., en°i- neer rushed below to Und the governor bolt off, the engine running wild, and the room tilled with steam. Ho immediately appreciated the situation and I did what low men would—groped about till he found the stop-valve and slowed the engine. The world's stock of diamonds has increased enormously in the last fifteen years. In 1876' the output of the African mines was about 1,500.000 carats, last year it was over 4,000,000, and the "trust" which conlrols all the principal mines assert that they have 16,000,000 carats "in sight" at the present time. It is a risky thing to receive into the bosom of tho family a long lost son who has no strawberry mark to identify him. A Pennsylvania farmer has been victimised bv a clever sharper, who personated the returned prodigal long enough to eat the fatted calf and secure $5,000 in cash. Then he lost himself again. It is a well-known fact that persons grow somewhat shorter as they reach advanced years, owing to "settliii" 4 " of the bony structure. A noted easels reported from Harriueton, Del., where a man died recently "who, owing to a contraction of the spine, had become i foot shorter then he was when h stopped growing, A French scientist, Victor Meiinier has calculated after careful inquiries American dentists insert abou 000 worth of gold annually into the teeth of their customers. The Scientific American says, that making allowances for tho increase of population, in less than 100 years American cemeteries will contain alar-ror amount of gold than now exists in France, j governor leaned over and said to him: "Mr. Webster, wo will be rendv for yon presently." Webster ronsed'him- self, drew his massive hand up and through his hair, and smoothed his face, and it seemed as if he had wiped away all signs of intoxication; and when a few moments later he arose to face that enormous crowd he was himself again, and for over an hour he held that audience entranced with his matchless oratory.— America. A HINT FOR NORTHERN TRAVELERS. "Lapping;" Hnoks No TjruiRor Pays on Sutilliern Ituilrimcl Trains. 'We don't Jap any more books," said a chipper newsboy at the Central depot last night. "Truth is we lost so many that way till we just can't 'ford it. I don't know for certain who iirst "tarted such doings, bin some of the i boys say it was Bill McAfee on the I Richmond and Danville road. Bound for Billy; he's always starting something he don't know nothing about. Old Billy is a leader for all that. The way that scamp can persuade the women into buying books is a sin 'and a shame. Ain't no use in talking he nan just do it; that's all. I heard"some of the boys telling how about Billy's lapping of books worked tho first day he fell on to the scheme. People looked wild when they saw the 'butch' thijow- ing all sorts of books into their laps without asking a cent for 'em. 'Twas all Billy could do to hold in when the women would look up and smile and say 'thankee.' But they changed their tune when he passed through the car to collect 'fares' ou 'em. Everybody was so interested reading the 'books that they wouldn't stop, and they flung out the little twenty-fives and fifties liko shot out of a shovel. Some of the women didn't have the change and the> was mighty sorry they'd started to read the books. They'd blush and look like they wanted to borrow tho funds. "Lapping worked splendid them times, but she's changed now. People are in the habit of getting off with the books. Wo losUauything that w'avP 1 Many is the one that's got the original and basic principles of tbfl company. Mr. Owen has himself de* clared that no part of his plan has yet been tried. Director Wilber, chairmaU of the resident board of directors, tells mo that the original plan Of co-opera* lion "had neither been tested nor marred." Tho colony has been an ex« emplilicaljon, not of integral or entire co-uporaiion. but of a mild or partial form of communism. For instance, they have had equal Wajfes for equal numbers of hours' work. Tne ox driver and the skilled cabinet-maker receive equal pay for a day's work. The pay consists in labor checks or company credits, and are on the basis of §3, or throe "units of account," for elifht hours' work. These are exchangeable only through tho company for Iho labor or tho labor products commended by the company. The colony is not in debt, but it ! very little money. At present therej are only about 180 people in the c ouy. ^This includes women, children and invalids. There are perhaps thirty or forty able-bodied productive workers. In such a small community it is impossible for it to become self- supporting without exchanging products with the outside world. Conse- (jiienth-, for the of such commodities as are not produced bv the colony, the labor checks are worthless, for the colony has produced very little to sell to outside markets. It has been estimated that from §100,000 to $800,000 worth ot labor "credits" have nlready boon issued.- Nevertheless, I am told that their value, once very low, .is now on thn increase. The "credits" have always paid for food at the company's store, at the public restaurant, or at the private tables. They have always been receivable for wash bills, and have paid educational and school expenses. Thov are "leo-al tender for printing, subscription to The colony newspaper, and photographs in limited quantities. They pay for making or mending clothes, boots and shoos, for jewelry work, for a physician's care and medicine, for music'for social occasions, and in fact for any services that one member can do for another, from the making of a loaf of bread to the building of a house. The people have no houso rent to pay Jhoy own their own houses. They pay for them in their own labor, where ihoy do not build themselves; then, too, they have no taxes to pay The company, by special concession, is not taxed or a period-of ton years, but S " ir . M. U ^ tlle '"I'Md.ual member The social life of the colony has been its chmt beauty and charm. The morals of the community have been qmto superior. The people did not i 'I vertiso themselves as "saints." They declared on the other hand that they . . wife drunkenness to speak of intoxicating beverage.*, smokin mi.Hinir tobacco, cruelty profanity am' '•••'-- • o No, si roe, 'that IhoJoiigost day of the hours at St. Belorsbiu-"-, Hamburg, 16 1-4 hours 7»t " York, year has 19 17 houw X L,,, , ".16 I he average life of a rabbit is put at about nine years. The doe may have young eight times a year, averaging eight each time. The first litter is produced when but four months old. | Ihe progressions based ou theso figures loud to astounding results. For throe years the possible progeny of two rabbits has beeu calculated at over 13,000,000, aud for seven years at 1,600,000,000. Certificates of character given to servants are sometimes misused. Not long since a lady was speaking of Imv- nig taken a girl who was highly recommended by 1V well-known lady. To hor surprise her friend informed her that a girl with the same name recommended by the same lady was living with her. Upon investigation it was found that Uio written character hdd been used by both parties. Creosote has beeo successfully a»> off with my books, but I made it up on the next man. 'Twon't do to got left "talking about reading people, I've always been mighty successful at it. I can tell a preacher or a lawyer -every ire. Oh, yes, I always have bound books tor their sort. I slipped one time, though. It was this wav: Tho company had purchased a lot of cheap books, -How to Cure Diseases of tho Mind aud Body,' and us thov was a hard stock we boys was allowed double •commish' on 'em. I had one left, and was mighty anxious to dispose of her She was clean and neat, but sho just wouldn't go. One day coming out of Macon, I espied a little dried Fully one-half or -Peases "'era. They 0 ""' durin liko the their wore free to climate, the '"g 3'ear will °ny, whether "it s m, man with shaggy hair and weak-look!,,- eve'r eyes. Ho had tho littlest hands I „ seen, aud legs and foot accordingly set him down for a countryman! made bold to tackle him. 'Here's the last one I have in stock,' I said to him. •Better take it if you need anytime O f the kind,' I argued; 'this is tho only one m print. Country people don't have to send for a doctor when they have this work.' The little man looked up at me sorter tirod and said mildly. You little rascal! If you don't & avyay from mo I'll throw you out that window' I turned up,,,; lip at ' J loold countryman and walked out When we reached Atlanta the douot was crowded with people, and thev Kopt up such whoopin' an hollerin' when tho train stopped. I poked mv lead out to see what was the matter Would you believe it, , they had this Ht o countryman by the hands, and ooked like they'd go plnm crazy abou him. I got sorter uneasy, «, u j j etl5w | up to the conductor and asket) him who he countryman was aud ho said: -Look bo.y, cjou't you know Gov, Al ej < com- -»j> >»iioiiier "ii- i« t^ i °^ " 18 °°1* !» force being but a but little It,- ;;;x°-»''= no thu porciue appendix 1 ; and toes

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