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ALGONA, 1Q\* A WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17,1890. In, the woodland's 3feen recesses, ! ... m ths Cool and fragrant glooms, ; Where the morning dews yet linger Oh the woodbine s flauntlnz blooms, And the sunbeams and the shadows Chftee each other to aod fro, Sntatrter breezes whisper, whisper Td my heart of long ago. Whefe 1 sit 1 see the cottage In whose porch so oft we met, And the lattiee where the roses That she loved are blooming yet. Doves are cooelsg In the treetops And a tnhrmer likfl the sea Bustles softly through the branches As the bfdezes sing to me. On the giant oaks and beeches Summer's green hns turned to gold, And the bracken oft has faded Since those summer days of old; When the woodland glndes were haunted By the sunny, smiling face, Whose sweet features on my canvas I essayed to lit and trace. On the mossy sward the shadows Dance as softly to and fro, And the clover sceiited breezes Just as sweetly come nncl go; As of old, the whl»perlng beeches Have their spell upon me cast, But their shade Is haunted only By the memory of the past. —The Argosy. THE MYSTERIOUS ORGANIST. Years ago, at a grand old cathedral that overlooked the Rhine, there appeared a mysterious organist. The great composer .who had played the organ so long had suddenly died, and everybody, from the kino to the peasant, was wondering who coula be found to take iiis place; when one bright Sabbath morning, as the sexton entered the church, he saw a stranger sitting at the crape-shrouded organ. He was a tall, graceful man, with a pale but strikingly handsome facOj great, black, melancholy eyes, and hair like the raven's wing for gloss and color, sweeping in dark waves over his shoulders. He did not seem to notice the sexton, but went on playing; and such music as he drew from' the instrument no words of mine can describe. The astonished listener declared that the organ seemed to have grown human— that it waile:t and sighed and clamored as if a tortured buinun heart was throbbing through the pipes. When the music at length ceased, the sexton hastened to the stranger and said: "Pray, who are you, sir?" "Do.not, ask iny name," he replied, "I heard tbat-you were in want of an organist, and I have come here on trial." •'You'll be sure to get the place," said the sexton. "Why you surpass him that's dead and gone, sir." "No, no; you overrate," resumed the stranger, with a sad smile; and then, as if disinclined to conversation, he turned from old Hans and began to play again. And now_ the music changed from a sorrowful strain to a grand old pcoan, and the mysterious organist— "Looking upwnrd, full of gmco, will be a sin, Go! go 1—and God bless you!" The next morning dawned in cloudless splendor. At an early hour the cathedral fras thrown open, and the sexton bejfan to prepare for the brilliant Wedding; Flame- colored leaves came pushing down from the trees and Jay in light heaps upon the tfroiihd; and the ripe wheat waved like a golden sea, and berries dropped in red and purple clusters over the rock along the Rhine. At length the palace gates wete opened, and the royal p.irt.y appeared, escorting the Princess Eljzabeth to the cathedral, where her marriage was to be solemnized. It was a brave posfrant—far brighter than the entwined fcliage and blossoms were the tufts of plums which floated from atately heads, and the festal robes which streamed down the housings of the suberb steeds. But the princess mounted on a snow- white palfrey, clad in snow-white velvet, looked pale and sad; on nearing the church, she heard a gush of organ music, which, though jubilant in sound, struck on her ear a funeral knell; she trembled, and would have fallen to the ground had not a page supported her. A few moments afterward she entered lie cathedral. There, with his retinue, stood the royal bridegroom, whom she had never before seen. But her glance roved rom him to the organ loft where she had expected to see tho mysterious organist. He was gone, and she was obliged to return the graceful bow to the king, to whom she had been betrothed from motives of policy. Mechanically she knelt at his side on the altar stone; mechanically she listened . to the service and made responses. Then her husband drew her toward him, in a convulsive embrace and whispered: "Elizabeth, my queen, my wife, look Trembling in every limb, she obeyed. Why did those dark eyes thrill her so? Why did that smile bring a glo fr on her cheek? Ah! though the king wore the royal purple, and many a jewelled order glittered on his-breast, he seemed the same lumble person who had been employed to ieach organ music, and tfvUght her the lore of love. "Elizabeth," murmured the monarch, FARM, HOME AND GARDEN TtMt! Tli>E. JIAUDE MKBED1TH, A poet, loitering in the sunshine mild, Spurned all the Wise man's solemn word anc tone, And with closed eyes let the clad world rush by Still dreaming, as he dallied on alone; When, like a warning voice, the seer began ; "Nor time, nor tide, waits for an idle man" "Time waits for no mftnf Ah! yon but mistake Glad time, white-winged) nnd noiseless In its flight^ Time, In whose hands Ha all sweet gifts of life This will not purely shatter our delight." Still low the prophet s intonation ran: "Nor time, nor tide, waits for an idle man." "Ah. well, before I gird my armor close, A little space I claim for foolish dreams; A little while for fancy's vagrant feet, To wander by Illusive, slumberous streams." But, lol the prophet's words feel like a ban: "Nor time, nor tide, waits for an Idle man." "Tide waits for cool no man? Ah, the sands are pAnd yield with gentle pressure to my tread; These blue waves will not drive mo forth so soon. They whisper low of love, nor cry of dread." Then slow the prophet muttered at his side; "For no man waitsth'Incoming time or tide." But yet the poet lingered, dreaming still. While time its course unstayed rushed swiftly on; And thojfull tide Its giant floods out-poured P In'swlliug eddies wnera his feet had gone, Load the bent prophet in dread warning cried: "Beware, beware th 1 Incoming time and tidel" The water with strong arms the poet grasped And drew him to HH bosom's deadly tola, Then on the. while sand* tossed his lifeless form Yet no least ripple the dread story told, But the gray prophet whispered, end nnd wan: "Nor time, nor tide, waits for an dilo man." FARM NOTES. ten acres in size is as simple as a cluster of ten individuals in one of its corners. There are some souls that have power of sympathy, preception of beauty and truth, insight into character and affairs, but no executive energy, nor any power of or even_ inclination to resentment or re- tniation. Such souls when they are alone | in the world have much private suffering, and when they find their mates_ are ex- tremly happy, and thence go on in useful ways of living. To keep raisins from settling in the bottom of a cake have them dry and thoroughly dredged with flour. Put them in the last thing before baking, Hard boiled egs, put for a few hours in inegar in which beets have been pickled, make a pretty and appetizing addition to salads or lettuce, and are nice for lunches. DUSIPLINGS. One pint of flour, half a teaspoonful of alt, one teaspoonful of cream of tarter, and mlf a teaspoonful of soda (or two tea- poonfuls of biking powder). Mix with one scant cup of sweet milk into a dough ioft enough to handle easily. Pat it out mlf an inch thick. Cut it into small ounds or mix softer and drop by the poonful into the boiling stew. Cook ten iimutes. tHlNA'S'FORWARD MOVEMENT Sho Having 1 now Entered on a New Career of Transformation and Advance. Science and the Christian Religion Ha\iiiff Entered the Land, are Working Together. warrant reasonable hopes of speedy victory.—Rev. Dr. William Wright in th8 Contemporary Review. TO RBCONSTKUCT TUB ARMY. In- Account of the Work Which Has Been Done in Translating Western Literature, Played, till from a happy~place UoU's glory smote him In the face," and his countenance seemsd not unlike that of Saint Michael as poitrayed by Guido. Lost in the harmonies which swelled around him, he sat with his far seeing faze on the distant sky, a glimpse of which he caught, through an open window, when there was a stir about the church- door, and a rojal party came swarming in. Among them might be seen a young 'girl with a wealth of golden hair, eyes of violet hue, and lips like wild cherries. This was the Princess Elizabeth; and all eyes turned to her as she seated heraelf in the velvet cushioned pew appropriated to the court. The mysterious organist fixed his gaze upon her, and went on playing. The bloom faded from her cheek, her lip quivered; her whole frame grew tremulous. At last her eyes met those of the organist in a long yearning look, and then the melody lost its joyous notes, and once more wailed and sighed and clamored. • "By my faith." whispered the king to his daughter, "this organist has a master hand. Hark ye; he shall play at your wedding." The pale lips of the princes parted, but she could not speak; she was dumb with grief. Like one in a painful dream.' she saw the pale man at the orgaif, and heard the melody which fille'd the vast edifice. Ay, full well she knew who he was. why the instrument seemed breathing out the agony of a tortured °oul. When the service was over, and the royal party had letr, the cathedral, he stole away as mysteriously as he had come. He was not seen again till the vesper hour, and then he appeared in the organ loft and commenced his task. While he played, a veiled figure glided in and knelt near a side shrine, There she remained till the worshippers dispersed, when the sexton touched her on the shoulder, and said;— ., "Madam, everybody has gone out but. you and I wish to close the doors." "I am not ready to go yet," was the reply. "Leave me! leave me!" Thfc sexton drew back into a shady niche and watched and listened. The mysterious organist still kept his post but his head was bowed upon the instrument, and he could not see the lone devotee, At ' length she rose from the aisle, and, moving to the organ loft, she paused beside $16 musician. "Bertram!" she -murmured. Quick as thought the organist raised his head. There, jwith the Ugnt of lamp suspended to ^bhe arch above falling upon her, stood the .princess who had graced the royal pew that day 'Bertram Oscar, the mysterious organist, and King Oscar are one! Forgive my stratagem; I wished to marry you, but I would not drag an unwilling bride to the altar. Your father was in the secret." While tears of joy rained from her blue eyes, the new-made queen returned her husband's fond kiss, and for once, two hearts were made happy by a royal marriage.—Selected. USE OF PERFUMES. Squashes should be housed. Dry fodder or grain is needed to be fed along with silage to the dairy cows. Obver and straw fed together furnish more nutriment, pound for pound, than timothy hay. The forthcoming volume of Michigan farm statistics shows that of the 138,170 farmers in the state 43 perj cent, own an average of thirty sheep each. Its a pity every state can't mak« as good a showing. The successful farmer is one who keeps his eyes open, his farm clean, and his stock in good condition—who makes money. And, it might be well to add, who uses his means for the advancement, morally and intelligently, of his family and the community. Farmers have got the panic now on butter. They want to quit, 1 say stick. The girls say stick. We are going to stick. Stay in when everybody wants to get out. The butter business does not seem to be fully understood. The butter made is not all there is of it. There is a value in the milk and buttermilk which can bo made to add to the other incomes of the dairy. Valuable Charts. So useful a purpose has been served by the "Album of Agricultural Statistics- of the United States," recently distributed by the department of agriculture, that upon the basis of the same material, the statis- tican has prepared a series of cartographic maps, illustrating the distribution of area in corn, wheat and oats, the values of cattle in the several states, and the state distribution of rural population. These values are averaged for ten years, eliminating annual fluctuations, and give a much fairer result than the record" of a single year. The maps illustrate the differentiation by states in five groups, each distinct- Old Standards Bolus Abandoned and Paris Hallos Alnkn Tholr Own. Never muke an exclusive use of a perfume which for a, very long time has been abandoned, which has been used hra former geueratiun, for tho perfume must be of modern make as well as the dress, says Emma Bullet in a Paris letter to the Brooklyn Eagle. A woman who wears a newly imported dress, with all the improve. tnents and styles of the day and scents of la marchale, which was par excellence the perfume of the lust century, is taxed with an unpardonable anachronism, which proves a defect of taste that mars the effect of it in all other things. This year society women nmde the mistake to take a perfume whioh iiad a lliissian name. They would ignore the manufacturer- and buy Russian imperial bouquet of the tsar, Eusssian cologne water, and perfumes to follow and obey the fash. ion merely changing- the names of their old brands. But there are a few Parisian women who are the exceptions to the rule, and whose taste is subtle and refined. A few of them make their own perfumes) they possess a secret of combinations which they for the world would never. Here is the result: room, where they are sure not to ba Bushels disturbed while in the religious act ol. Two inches, per acre - - - 245*70 choosing the oils and essences. Some!" ..... go so far as to sprinkle their beds with certain odors, which, they hold, make them sleep and have pleasant COllN MEAL WAFFLES. One teacupful each of corn meal and vheat flour, one lartro teaspoonful baking owder, a teaspoonful salt, two table- poonfuls sugar and one of butter, three '^•gs and one and one-fourth teacupfuls milk. Sift the baking powder and salt with the flour and meal, add the milk, but- tnr and boated yolks, and lastly thu whites whisked stiff. Have the wallle iron well heated and greased or they may stick fust. Finish What You Begin. My old great-grandmother Knpx had a way of niaking T?er children finish their work. If they began a thing, they must complete it If they undertook to build a cob-house, they must not leave it until it was done, and nothing of work or play to which they set their hands would she allow them to abondon incomplete. 1 sometimes wish 1 had been trained in this way. How much of life is wasted in unfinished work! Many a man uses up his time in splendid beginnings. Tho labor [levoted to commence ten thinj^ and leave ihern useless would finish five of thorn and make them profitable and useful. Finish your work. Life is brief, time is short. ively marked by and seperate tints. mechanical drawing Being somewhat ex- Stop beginning forty things, and go back iml finish four. Put patient, persistent ;oil into tho matter, and be assured, one iomplete undertaking will yield yourself noi'e pleasure and the world more profit ihan a dozen fair plans of winch people say: "This man began to build and was not able to finish." A $50,000 Dinner get. The Astor family posscso.3 a, gold dinner- service that is the envy of every woman who has ever seen it. China has been in the school of aclversiy. She has had hard and ruthless teachers Hnr education has been som:what rushec but her progress has been marvelous Rudely shaken out of the lethargy of ages tho new spirit of the new era has onterei into her, and, quickened into new life anc consciousness, she has entered on the careo of restless, resistless transformation am advance. Among her enemies she has found frisntis who have disenchanted hei prejudices, and confidence has supplanted distrust, diplomacy hns turned aside tin sword, commerce- has created mutual con fldence, and the touch of a higher civilization has Rhai-poned her intelligence ttnd kindled her ambition. Tho great moral movement of the greatest of the cdnturies has now reached China in force, and the people that had been in the ditches of tho down-grade for 3,000 years has during the past thirty years begun to enter on the up-grade for a new and higher life The missionaries have entered China with a passion more absorbing than tho greed of gain, with an intensity more Undying 1 thini tho thirst for knowledge, with a love more consuming than the hunger for revenge. Thoy have gone there to stay. They are there to live or die, that China may know the blessings of that gospel which has brought comfort and joy to their hearts, and inspire;! them with confidence in life, and tho hope of triumph in death. The Shanghai conference is the great outstanding missionary event, of the year. It was the largest assemblage of missionaries ever brought together in China or on heathen soil; perhaps the largest conference of missionaries ever assembled Senator Ilawlpy Introduces n fclll to create Its Efficiency. WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—Senator Hawey today introduced a bill to define the line of the army and increase its efficiency. The bill provides for the same number of regiments of infantry, cavalry nnd engineers as at present, but ihcroases the artillery by two regiments; each regiment of infantry, cavalry and artillery to have one colonel, one lieutenant colonel, three majors and the nsuni number of junior officers, with foyelve companies: the number of enlisted men of all grades not to exceed thirty thousand, five thousand of whom may be Indians, in the discretion of the president. • The regiment of artillery will be officered by promotion, assignment and transfer of the officers now in that branch and any vacancies remaining there after in the grade of second lieutenant may be filled by a transfer from other arms'of service. W.KUUIJNO AT KEWAUNEE." Mnyor Scyk's Son in Mnrrlpd to Miss Ltbble StniiiMtv. KKWAUNBK. Wis., Dec. 10.—Edward Se.vk, son of Mayor Sylcc, and Mrs. Libfcie Strnnsky, both of this city, were' married hero thin morning by Judge Rooney. The ceremony was performed at the residence ot Mayor Scyke. The young couple immediately started for Kansas on a bridal tour of two weeks. AMOT1IE11 COXSTJMl'TIOlsr CTJIIE. T,. T. Itrniilt -Follow* ill tlio Trucks of Dr. Koch. mrxuTTE, Wis., Dec. 10.—L. T. I3rault, a young gentleman residing at Braultville, near here, has discovered a cure for consumption. The ingredients of his remedy arc n secret, and he says hat it is composed entirely ot! roots vnd herbs possessing medicinal proper- .les. POISON IN HAT BANDS. It one of the most -- It is valued at nrty thousand dollars, anc/ is now the of Mrs. William Astor. It has costly in this country. property been in the family's possession a long time; it would be hard to clescrib'i, us it was made indifferent parts of the world and was picked up on od<\ occasions. H is unique, and has bec'n talked abcut more than any dinner set in this country. The large dishes consists of an immease in any hind. From the distant provinces of China and other parts of tho remote east, 433 delegates and their allies suspended their labors and niado expensive and toilsome journeys to the mooting place at Shanghai. Th:jy represented about 1 thivtf.cn hundred missionrries and forty- two organizations, and on May 9 they joined in conference with their accumulated experience, and continued in session for over a fortnight. It'wnsBmi funique demonstration, and as a simple phenomenon it deserves Mie attention of all who are interested in the trend of events. It is of spacial significance to all christam workers w'lo bjlive that the gospel is-not. only tho power of God for the salvation of ' men, but also the instrument for uplifting and vitalizing the nation. i The Hnnmolod AHIoIcs Should Not H« Worn During tho Mot Summer. 1 'A good many sore faces," said a well-known physician to a l\o\v York Sun reporter, "aro caused every summer oy poisonous 'sweat bands' ia hats, Some men always insist oa buying Derby hats with enameled sweat bands, and if they wear them during the summer' months a mild sort of blood poisoning is apt to result. As a man's head always perspires very freely under the' sweat band of his hat the poison in the enameling composition is softened and released. But its unpleasant effects are seldom noticeable there. The very fact that the perspiration is constantly coming out of those particular pores prevents the poison from going in. But as each little bead of perspiration rolls down his face it is charged with the poison, and if it happens to run over a little pimple or a place where he has scratched his face or cut it with a ra:.or the result will probably bo unpleasant A dozen pensive, this edition is small, and its distribution will be restricted to farmers' institutes, agricultural colleges, manual training schools, and such other educational institutions as desire to teach rural economy. By the classes indicated the charts may be obtained upon nppliction to the secretary of agriculture, Washington, D. C. The Best Depth for Potatoes. The Rural New Yorker has been testing various depths to discover that best adopted for potatoes. TT • " plateau undiientcr-piecs, end pieces, candelabrums, wine-coolers and piicher*. Jn the design is represented fruit of all description, together with the unicorn and lion in repousse work. Mr?. Astor uses a white linen tablecloth of the flni'st texture, made especially for her, with a wide hi.ce border showing a lining- of pink satin. Her table is always decorated with Glorin de -Paris rows, their exquisite shade of pink matching exactly the satin underneath.—Foster Coats, in Ladies' Home Journal. In China it is not a question of "educate .. - — or not educate." The missionary can not) y pimples will appear, and no mat- help being an educator. The aim of the ter llcnv m "-ny -blood purifiers' he Gospel wliic'' ho preaches is not only to doses himself with, his /ace will ba s.ive, but to enlighten and uplift. Clmslia- j dotted with little sores until he buys MS China a* a pioaeer of Wcwterri a hat with a good sweat band, " INTERRUPTED THE EDITOR. the dreams. It is a noted fact that essence of the very flowers would be pernicious in a bed when fresh conduce to general well-being and sleep when distilled. The Gould Cabal and the Markets. Railway interests have been converging on a stupendous scale during the past month. The flould crowd have added to their control of the Missouri Pacific, TPXDS •n_ • n . .1 TTT_ 11 i . . Four Six Eight Ten - 289.60 - 233.27 - 357.86 - 240.81 It will be seen that the four-inch trenches which S lve tua largest yield as the average of -room! i lroe • years during which these experiments The court dress of velvet, with its soft ermine trimmings, the tiara, the necklace the bracelets, had bepn exchanged for c grey serge robo and a long fljick veil, which was not pushed back from the fair, girlish face, 'X)h, Ejizabejjh! Elizabeth!" exclaimed the'organist j an..d he pank at her feet and gazed wistfully'into her eyes, " Why are you here, Bertram?" asked the princess. "Icarae to bid you farewell; and as I dared not venture into the palace, I gained access to the cathedral by bribing ithe bell ringer, and taking the vacant seat of the dead organist. Lot my music breathe out the adieu that I could not trust my lips to utter." A low moan was the only answer, and he continued, "You are to be married to-morrow?" "yes," sobbed the girl, "0 Bertram— what a trial it will be to stand at yonder alter nnd take upon me the vow which will doom me to a living death!" "Think of me," rejoined the organist. "Your royal father has requested mo to play at your wedding, and I have prorais* ed to be here. If I were your equal, 1 could be the bridegroom instead of the organist; but a poor musician must give you up." "It is like rending body and soul asunder to part with you!" said tlie gir), "Tonight J may tel} you this—tell you bow fondly I love you—but in a few hours j| cific of 8,047 milps, the control of the Richmond Terminal system of about 7,500 miles, and the control of the competing Transcontinental Pacific Mail company. They will work the Missouri Pacific in alliance with the A f chison of 9,000 miles and in harmony with tho Southern Pacific of 7,400 miles.. The Union Pacific will be operated understandingly with the Rocl Island of 4,500 miles, and the Northern Pacific of 4,400 miles, now supposed to bo controlled by the Rockfellers. The Richmond Terminal will seek alliance with the Louisville and Nashville of 4,000 miles, the Chesapeake and Ohio of 1,000 miles and the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis of 2,000 miles. Here is a railway stretch of over 60,000 miles, or nearly one-half of the total mileage of the country, which has in the last month been gravitating toward one harmonious management; and if the Vander- bjlt interests, aside from the two last named systems, can also be worked hand- in-glove with the monster combination outlined, as is reported will be th& case, we have some 12,000 or 15,000 more miles of road to add to the total—making altogether about one-half of the whole railway mileage of the United States united in some degree of harmonious operation. _ No game of such astonishing proportions was ever played in railway history. ~>s moves were the looking up of all the ash the Gould manipulators could command, estimated at $19,000,000; the consequent tightening of a money market already tight, the depression of prices Before rapidly falling from other causes, and the scoop of coveted properties at aanio figures with the money held back at :he start. Now it is announced a "gen- Neman's agreement" of some efficiency, a restoration and maintenance o! rates, a division of traffic on the Walker pla,n of oint agencies established at the principal competitive points, a reduction of expenses, an increase of net earninp and. dividends at last to suit. have been sounded on the same land. Til* Nuts of the United States. The department of agriculture is in receipt of reports from different parts of every state and territory concerning the production of wild and cultivated nuts and will embody the information in a bulletin soon to bp issued by the - - division. The extent and nut culture are by no means generally understood. In central California almond orchards of from 2,000 to 5,000 Lees are not unusual, and in the southern portion of the same state the Maderia nut, or English walnut, as it is more commonly called, is cultivated in orchards of from 1000 to 1,500 trees. From most of the other states, also, the Madeira is reported to be grown for nut production. On Staten Island the same nut is marketed green for pickling and for catsup. The pecan is grown in orchards and groves in the south central and southwestern states- while the pinon, or pine nut, though quite unknown to people east of the Mississippi, is marketed in immense quantities in the cities of the Pacific slops. By selection and culture nuts are found to improve almost as readily as fruits, Thin shells and increased size are the most common results of improvement. The pomologist of this department will be glad to add to the list of persons to receive the bulletin the names of such as furnish concise reports on matters relative to nut culture. Others who are interested may obtain the bulletin, when published, by applving to the secretary of agriculture, Washington, D. C., or to the pomologist direct. Sympathy is a word that should be written in letters of gold. Would that the day of our human lutumn were as calmy grand, as gorgous- y hopeful, as the days that lead the aging year down to the grave of winter. When a. man is faithful and true in small thinsrs, depend upon it he will be faithful and true in great things. Great principles depends upon small details. Wo are never able to take care of ourselves. The prodigal tried it and railed. The same trial is made every day, and always with the same result. _ Life need not be circumscribed to be simple; here is a simplicity of great souls as well as of little ones; o! broad lives ae well as of narrow ones. A field of daisiee Diversions of Journalism In the Interior of Kentucky. i was sitting in tho office of a Kentucky weekly paper, says a New York Sun correspondent, and the editor hau just furnished proof of the fact that he was editor, printer, compositor, pressman and small-boy, when a shockheaded lad came in to say: "Mr, Luggers, he 'uns's waitiu' down thar for youl" "Who's a-waitin'P" •' • .' "Kurnel Brill." < ' " " "What's ho 'un want?" "Ter shute, I reckon." "Go'n tell he 'uii to wait till next week; I'm too busy." When the boy had gone the editor turned to me with; "Yoe kin see fur yourself what's a-holdin' me down. That Kurnel Brill is no gentleman or he wouldn't put in when he knows I'm rushed." The boy came back a moment later to say: "He 'un can't wait." "WhyP" "Says he cum in ter shute, an' has got ter shute, an 1 he will shute." "Doct rot seen a man! 1 reckon I'll bev to go down. Didn't like my leader last week, and wants to shute. He 'un's no gentleman, no gentJeman. I'll be back in a few minits stranger." I sat there in the ollice and heard the reports of two pistols and 1 looked out of the window and saw a crowd and ten minutes later the editor came in with his right ear split by a bullet, and somewhat petulantly remarked: "And now thar'll be a coroner's inquest and J'll hev to lose at least half a day! Ifthekurnel wanted to pop at me, why couldn't he 'un hev waited till some tramp printer cum along to ease me off a bitP He was no pentlernan—no gentleman." nity enters uiuna a* a pioi civilization. To that civilization China is slowly but certainly opening her gates, and the missionaries aro only true to their traditions in promoting science, art, literature, in furtherance of their cause. Tho question simple is, shall Western sciencu ' enter China us the friend or the antagonist of Christianity. Educated men are the strength of Confucianism, The educated men in China, as in all lands are the men of greatest influence. Tho missionary, in propagating a purer religion than the morality of Confucianism, Straw hats are seldom made up with enameled sweat bands, and that fact is another reason why every man should wear them in the summer. Of course this warning 1 does not apply to all bats with enameled sweat bands. Some of them are perfectly harmless, but as it is impossible to tell which are good and which are bad without a chemical analysis, and as a chemical analysis would spoil the hat, should not ami mnlivl <uvf>nM->t,nri 0 „",.„„„ i «.i.~~" come short in the advantages which West- '" - 6 ° d thlng8 Ihe Ueotniul 1'oiMt. In France and Germany £ to a. decimal is written 0,25; laud it is written 1)25: in the reduced! in En#» United States is always written either 0.25 or pimply .as without the naught, Jn the llrst two countries tbe period is never used, always tbe comma; while English writers use tho period they never put it at the bottom of the line as we do, but always use it tbus, 0-25, This style is said to have been intro- flwce^ by Sir- Jsa,a.o NewtQ«, wba plfwect it at tbe top of the )| B o t« ern learning offers him. The old civilization is overshadowed by the now, and tho new religion should subsidize the influence of science and civilization for' the advancement of her own triumph. The Bible comes to the Chinese with a purpose of mercy and a voice of love. The story is associated with the lowly lives of men, and is only fully apprehended by an awakened faith. The learning of the West comes to the Chinese with the firm tread of certainty and the unerring steadfastness of law. The one awakes the moral faculties and the other the intellectual. Thus far the missionaries have presented religion and science to the Chinese as allies and friends, and not as enemies. They believe that all light from God is on their side. The best Western books have bnen translated. Enormous work has been done in the production of works in history, geopraphy, mathematics, physical and mental science, The translators at the Shanghai Arscn.il alone have translated over ninety volumes of scientific literature, the majority of them having a religious bearing. Serviceable works on botany, geology, chemistry, and medicine are now introduced to the 20,000 students in the mission schools, as well as to the general public. In addition the missionaries are making extensive use of periodic literature. The Pekin Gazette was the first newspaper ever published. It has a circulation of 10,000 oopiep, and has been in existence for a thousand years. But the Pekin Gazette was the only periodical in Chinese till the missionaries undertook the work. Of the twenty-eight periodicals now published in China, twelve are religious, The framing of an appeal to the churches for a thousand missionaries, to be sent out during the next five years, was an act of daring faith, only second in importance to the magnificent undertaking regarding the Bible. In the one matter the missionaries have taken a tremendous burden upon themselves, In the other, they have laid a tremendous responsibility at the door of the churches. Looked at rroui the statistical point of view, it seems that there are still in China 800 centers, with populations of over two hundred thousand each, unoccupiei by the missionaries, and 200 centers of 100,000 each. Those alone, without taking into account the groups of population under 100,000, from an aggregate of 80,000,000 souls still bebond the influence of the missionaries in China. The above items are given on the authority of Dr. Ashmore, who has been in n , i hot weatll °''- on/ / Je China since 1851; and who, from his great experience and ability, is well qualified to speak on such matters. If Dr. Ashmove's approximations are correct, there would be a field of 80,000 for eacb of tbe 1,000 missionaries. Tho missionaries have now completed tbeir work of spying out the land, and, tired of tentative efforts, they are anxious to s^vaflce, not i» scattered emm>a,ctj un A New Idea In Jewelry. A new idea in jewelry is the imita* tion of grapes, both green and purple,' in sardonyx subjected to different degrees of heat until they take on tha different hues of the green and ripe fruit. These grapes are prettily mounted as sleeve links, with a heavy gold chain connecting the fruit, or seJ / in diamond hoop, or with diamond tendrils} for brooches. Long give little opportunity for displaying bracelets and they are little worn jus| now. Tho latest articles in commemorative jewelry, surpassing the Eiffel tower designs, are the Jeanne d'Arq brooches, in all grades of elegance, from the oxidized silver ofllgles to tha handsome enamels representing the peasant heroine in a blue gown, sit. ting on horsebaoK, with the crimson oriflamme in her hand, the whole set round in diamonds. Concerning Courtships. Hearts cannot always be taken by. storm. Wooing may be top hasty and precipitate, as well as too slow. A man who otters himself to a womaq before he bus made sure of her affeqi Uons is very liable to receive "No" for an answer, when, with a little d»i lay and and assiduity combined, ba might have made it "Yes." There iq an instrictive pride in woman which, makes her rebel against the idea o| being too quickly and too* easily won. She naturally thinks £f|inust hold hei love cheap who sun^SSls it may bf had by a compap-Sll stranger fp| the mere asking. *imh in the case oj mutual love at first slf'bt, she does nof' willingly forego the pleasures of a delightful period of courtship, /"he wll(| bird woes his mate with lop • md mel« Jifluous song; and woman % ,.; ;••> it be| right to exact homage beSore mar» Hage. WII^Tj TAKE THE OFFICE, Numerous Republican*) Coveting 0»m«a Ryan's Present rosltlou, ITON, Wis., Dec. 10.—The follow ing citizens are willing to be called postmaster of Appleton: Capt. Cook, 'V7. A, Clark, Norm B. Clark, M. P, John P. Johnson, Lew Briggs, Palmer, P. W. Harriman, Fred. C, P. . mann, Saut Sheldon, Bb. JN. Johnson, M, F. Barteau and John Bottensek. ,'! j - — - r — - <fj Order tbe UJUUs Shut |>ow«. /<r NBWAUK, N. J., Dec. '10.- of the thread mill strike, '