The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 24, 1890 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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THE UPPER DBS MQtSBa. ALQCWA. toWA. WEPKESfMY. nftntftmttit *k. HIM. MM flOTES, l*eaob growing is a constantly Ifl Creasing industry in Connecticut, The manure of cows is better tha lhaf of horses for general crop pur jroses. A German agricultural paper ad ¥6catos cutting straw for bedding i Stables, 1 production of America it 1 ft: i equal in money value to the entire pro auction of iron. The prico of good cattle has steadily increased,and there is prospect of profl id cattle raising, Parchment paper is not only cheaper but in nil respects superior to cloth fof whtppages of butter. torst-class dairy coivs are hot for sale, as a rule, and those who want the best milkers must raise them. It costs no more for transportation to market of lino gilt-edged butter than the poor stuff that brings next to uoth- Breeding ewes should not be allowed to get poor in any sonson in flock* where tnutton is the chief basis o) profit. The outlook for European crop h not good, and it is corUiiu tliore will be a fair demand for American pro ducts. l In establishing n dairy school Wis- cousin has set an example that other States In the dairy belt would do well to follow. The sib when filled is said to bo fire proof. The barn may burn down, bu the silo will bo but little scorched the outside. Turpentine added to tobacco doooc tion, in the proportion of a tablespoon , nil to U pint, makes an excellent remedy for scab in sheep. "Education," savs the Indiana Farmer, "is learning to observe and think." That's the education evorv farmer's boy should get. J. J. Pay no. of Warsaw, Ky., gathered 200 bushels of Slmrploss & Croiscont fltraw-borrios from an acre of irround and sold them at an average of' $3 nor bushels. 0*1 The Iowa Homestead believes that a golden opportunity is offered to youn» men to win fame, and as much weultli as is good for them, iu the line oi breeders of improved stock. Keep milking quarters clean and free from strong odors. Milk is a very ready absorbent and will take on the " I —' "• " ••• »nn»v» \j n 1,1113 taste and sm.dl of the barnyard by re- maiuiug a few minutes in a foul stable. A golden ball of butter, finolv Haver- ed, with an odor suggesting O f m-a-SV mrlnrlmVQ IIMrl nnnl:.-.« ~1_. . ~. '" season- cooling streams, QUi , ol , u . ed with just enough salt for the palate, Isi a food lit tor men or gods. Talk about oloo as a substitute! "Bah! The dairyman who sticks to the business through good and ill report whether prices are high or low, is tin- man who tvill win success in the end; providing, of course, ho knows how to make an article that will sell on it« merits. There are thousands of peoplo in the 'larger cities who will pay romiiuora- tivo prices for an extra good quality pi butter put up in an attractive form' lhn good butler-makers better to Dave mutton and tombs to sell than to have to buv the meat. Some farmers think it doesn't bay, to pasture sheep on good, sniriotfi land which they can mow; but the better the land the more pasture it will afford, which will make the Jambs all the fatter and the carcass all the heavier; and the sooner the Iambs get their growt the sweeter and tenderer their meat. Mr. Galen Wilsofi tapes "The tint aure and labor spread over a huhdra acres will return more pro/it ifeontinot to fifty. If most formers would sel half their land and judiciously invds the proceeds to further the eultivatiol of the other half by zealously scrapiiu up and applying « V ery particle o manure, liquid and solid, by pure-lias ng blooded stock and taking better cure of it, and by economiziugat every joint, the aggregate increased profit vould be enormou*. By slrieteconomy s not meant less outlay on the farm'. )iit more, for economy often requires iberal expenditure to uiako the farm pay." The poultry editor of the IJoMtstead ays: "The poultry writers of to-day re too 'scientific.' This science has ed to theorizing. The theories have IIled the chicks and lowered the rolits. We are not opposed to science i the hands of those who know how o use it, but a 'little learning is a ,f." What the poultry roller vauis is practical poultry knowledge, o wants the teachings to come direct rom the working poultry writer. ,'oiillry •authorities'' gonerall'v keep no poultry. The practical man "writes his articles in among the liens. Ho experiments on his theories. Give the farmer common sense knowledge and hi' will work on it, but dosu him with 'scientific theories' and ho will become suspicious." AN ESSAY 5N trtfe Smnll \\uf, "The following extract from on "The Moon" affords, in definlx-a its title, some most Intcrusting glimpses of sublunary home life, says' Land- Mail's Miigtminc. '•'I'll look at tho white moon shin) throw- your winder 1 at night-, siting no the edge of the hod and liseuin' to voia father and mother's knives and forks ruttlin on their plates, while thev are getting their nieed silppei's. f's ilm prittist site -yoit evi-r smsd. When H« liver and hunveris there a having you dan smell it all the wav ilp-stiiirs. ll looks very brite and nearly all white, Once when they tviu havirisf fried iis and potaters I crop outnf Tuv bod-rool to tint top of tho stares ;i!l in' tho. dai'k just so as ID liavo a bull or lisal-n and nearer smell. I. forgot wlicthor . Was a moon thai, night, 1 don't thiiil tho no) and their manage in liberal customers should some way to got together. Cheese-making is one of the gro Industries of Ontario. The ^ niont. has onooura-rod it by aidiu»- the i • , , ~ ~ ••» J »* i vi i u ii 111U dairy associations by printing their reports and by instruction given at tho Model 1-arm and at farmers' institutes l)w choose of that province is now taking high rank in English market. .There aro eighteen establishments in tho town of Hammoutown, N J (several of which aro run bv women) Whero tlio raising of chickens for broilers is roducodI to a scienco, ami made proitabu. Iho chicks aro hatohod art Iiiual y, and raised under brooders and finished oil'for market at the ao-e of lou wuoks. " Governor Hoard, of Wisconsin, says the wheat yield in his county has risen rom a product of eight bushels to oighjoon por acre since dairvino- | ms boon adopted by farmers for onrichin" tlio soil.' The noxt step, ho adds, is to produce dairy products cheaper, to set more milk ami butli.-r without in- eroasing tho number of cows or cost of keeping thorn. Now York gives $10,000 a year to support'agricultural institute work and uii equal amount for the experiment station. Wisconsin loads all the Stales in liberal maintenance of fanners' j,,. 'I; 1 ' 11 ' 0 *. niakhiKunnnmil donation of fUOOO /or that purpose. Inasmuch as turmors pay a bulk of the taxes it is proper they should sharo (o SOUR, t . x . tout tho benefits of tlio public treasury. farmers aro not unlike other people and aro quite as much in need of a lit- tlo ohangotuid rest now and (hen as Ilm merchant or iho professional man whose duties confine him lo city lifu iho chief use of a vacation is to'widon the homon of our views, lo gjy { , „, broader ideas of |j|». !UU | ,rj v( ? us .,,, insight into iho ways in w |,j (! |, 0 ,| I01 , People live, whose circumstances are Ullloront Irom our own. Tho American Shorthorn Breeders' Association by re.solmion aulhori/ed tlio bourolary t ( , arrange with thum-in- agors of State fairs foAho payment' of premiums lor tho production of milk and butler from pure-bred short HE WAS ONLY A LITTLE CHAP. The Conductor TnllH How H B Cnmo to He Sit S<>n,-!Imirtu<l. "I know," said tlio conductor, as he finished counting up ami lighted a cigar, "that most peoplo consider us a hard-hearted lot, but we've got to ho, or at lease appear to bo. A railroad company has llttlo to do with sentiment and it fft'eat deal to do with- business. I can't afford to lot peoplo ride at my expense, and so what am I to do?" • No remedy being suggested he smoked away in silence for two or three minutes, and then continued: "I didn't use to have so much heart about it, only excusing myself on the )lea of duty; but one night about three •oars ago something happened which ins kept my heart pretty soft ever iuco. It was on the run out of Buffalo ml when I came to take up the faros came across a woman and child. She vns pale-faced and poorly clad and she had a world of trouble iu her f lice . I saw that in a general way, but it was not my business lo pity. her. The child with her, a boy of 7 or 8, was Ivin back on the seat, with her old shawl for a. pillow. She offered mo one full- faro ticket to a point about forty miles' below, but I demanded one for the boy.' "•Please, sir,' she said, 'we are very poor, and he's only a little' chap and I'm taking him homo to die.' ; "That was no excuse, and I plainly told her that she must pay for hiiu or he'd have to get off. I" thought she was trying to beat his way. but in that I was mistaken. It was a dark and rainy night, and she'd never have got ready to leave tho train at the next slop if she'd had money to pay .for the boy. 1 felt a bit ashamed when-1 hor making ready, and it hurt ma to see her lean over him and both cry together, but ono of our mon had boon discharged only the week before for overlooking a one-legged soldier who only wanted a lift for ten ihllcs." "And no one ottered to pay the boy's faro?" , J "For a wondur, no. There was a full erow(' ' •' look h the woman would make ono as there was, cos I got tij'flm lopofVhi stares afore I knew I WHS .Micro and " tumbled right down to ili« ImiKun 0 ;hu stares, n bursting mien I!M. door: ai the bottom and rohinir 'in ID tho room i early as far as the supper tMble. My ather thole of giving m'u this- stick for t, but ho let my iiioiiii-r give mo lit of fish 011 soiiio broad, and told .me o skittle off to bod again. lam sure here was no moon, 1 should have eed them wasn't a top stare when J >ut my foot out slow; I oiilv skratted «y left eye and ear 1 a bit with that last >ump tit the bottom, witch was a hard nn. Stares are steeper than girls think. pechily where tlio corner is. "Boys who say as tho 'ma n in the moon was sent there for piekiu' nr sticks on the Sunday are. simpiel' and don't know nothinii- about moon what it's "like. Tm'i should call them names, but just le.ll them that what they think is th« 'man's eyes and noso and mouth is onlv vallovs and holes witch you can't say now' as the Bi.ble didn't tell you of it. Thou if the* say to you as the moon is not all of them thousands, of miles off, else how could tlie cow jump over it, do not call these poor, bnvs names, else you would -be. a coward; but just tell thorn nicexlly and gwntlv as you uover did beleave. about that thero cow. TVIl thorn as not even nioe-hprscs could do it. and only hai.iKils and thov 'will lie leave yo.u, and thank. -you for niakiri" them wiser ,p very day'. If these si in" :>letuns say to you as they do no t bo- Joave that th* rnoon i.s rouiiil,- cose what about its getting smaller .and smaller and shapin,'. itself diffurnur. just tell thorn as. it is. all aloiigof spiiini'n' round like, that's all, and, tliey will ueleavf you, and say .thank you'for all that vou have told them.' ! 'Every tiling about, the moon is true, ,so mind and stick to iti witch you will .be rewardod for, 'and not lo bi; fritoued of lying down on your duath bod." Vine tttfi of tfm H-ags ot the 1 establish^ ruenrremembered that it Was his in* Variable habit upon returning home !o doff his roundabout wst and clerical coat, put on an old Smoking jacket anil encase his feet in a pair of morocco slippers, which latter always occuiiicHt the same position on his bedroom floor preparatorylo his coming, Accord* nglv they firmly nailed these slippers to tM floor, and awaited results in the iiext room, Presently the dominie returned. They heard him moving about; they heard the thud of his shoes as they JVefe taken off and thrown down, and then al was silence. They peeked cautiously in. and there beheld the young clergyman stamjiijg in his slippers, his face white as a sheet, attd a look of horror upon it, his eyes staring straight ahead, The sight was too much for them, but they managed to suppress their laughter and ask° AdAtMs' Ice n a toueof amazement what the matter was "Mattp.r," he gasped, "there (s matter enough, boys, I'm paralvzed. and can't move hand or foot, f o"r mercy's sake, help me." The man did actually, such is the force of imagination, believe he was paralyzed for a moment or two, but ho finally set em up, in a manner appropriate to his calling, by buying cigars for the crowd. —Brooklyn L'ifj. * ALLEGED FACTS_ABOUT FLIES. How They Walk on tli* CnlJInff-T/le Bnby Fly Myth. "The popular notion that house flies walk on tlio ceiling by the help of the suckers on their feet is a mistaken one, said a man of science to a Wash- ngtou Star _reporter. ••Notwithstand- Away tip 4,000 feet above theColuni* wa fiver, at the base of Mount Adams, whose Symmetrical, cone-like peak is Cfifefed with perpetual snow, lies ft, beautiful little lake surrounded by broad meadows and fed In- « stroarrt of purest water, taking its rise in the siiotv fields teii or twelve miles away. The caves are within a few miles of Trout lake, for so this mountain gem, like hundreds of others in this wonderful country of lake?, is called, for the reason that trout-filled basins are so common that tne discoverer, averse to taxing his brain for an original name, lias seen fit to dub his Hud with his first thought. As yet only s'x large caves have been discovered", but as the whole country gives forth a hollow, reverberating'sound to the heel tap of the hybnaiied mountain shoe of the v-isltor, it is highly probable there are many more. One of these ice caves, the largest one, is used by the farmers as a cold storage warehouse for butter and milk, and certainly answers the purpose admirably. The entrance is like into a cistern, and the adventurer lowers himself into the chilly atmosphere by means of a rope, the interior of the cave is composed of one large apartment about eighty feet square. The cave is walled with ice around, above and below; with huge icicles of stalactite and stalagmite for mation, obstructing a complete view as well as forming obstacles to explo ration, but affording the most gorgeous pictures in the light of a flaming pitch torch. The effect is simply indescribable, but at the same time most fascinating, especially when seen on a hot August tin *r 'Pit» I* it *•-.. .-._...! .»._ _ f . Jbor busfiiess men a , stobk exchftt will be operated, the quotations &ei posted from th*> tickers m» »• minutes, on the vibration system. . . leading papers of all countries will reprinted each morning by the elects-: reflection system. ,.**,..*» A spacious conservatory, containing: the choicest flowehi of ftlK climates, will afford an agreeable lounging plndeV and boiiquets will be provided gratis* As at Monaco and Monte Carlo, a suit* of apartments will be laid out for play, to be kept open all night— astimptuoui supper with the costliest wines fre& English tailors and shoemakers will be in attendance, and ctothe's will b* made and finished during the" passage. The millinery department will con* tain the French fashions of the previoui dav, and costumes will be confectbnBd while the ship is en route and delivered complete on arrival «t dock. Accom* modation will be furnished for 10.000 passengers. CATHERINE'S WRATHFUL Bow n Cznrlna I'unlslierl Prlnca Voflt«l» for it :; ; : IN FAVOR OF CANNIBALS. A Plea In Palliation <if the Practice ol •' , : Eutlujf Human Fleah. The word cannibal is associated in our minds with scenes of the most debased'savagery that the imagination can picture; of men in habits anc appearance a little lower than the bruto; of orgies the result of the ino.s degrading religious superstition. It is no.1;..UnlU one has lived on terms of friendship wit.h cannibals, savs lilaak- wpod's Magazine, that one realizes that the practice is not incompatible with an intelligence and moral qualities wh.ich command respect. And after all,, if one can for a moment lay aside the;instinctive horror which the idea ngthe testimony on this point of many day. The huge pendants of pure, ml ami respected authors the fact is ' (;rn "" 1 L '— —"-•-• that the Ily has no suckers on his feet at all, but each of those six members ends in a pair of little cushions and a pair of hooks. The cushions ,-ire covered with ever so many knobbed hairs, winch tiro kept moist by an exuding fluid. Thus a fly is able to walk on a smooth wall or ceilinn- or window pane, and apparently defy the law of gravitation by tlio adhorin"- power of the moist hairy pads. You will understand the theory of it if you 'will touch the moistened 'end of your forefinger to the window glass or any smooth surface and observe the perceptible adhesion. For walkino- O n rough surfaces the flv's foot cushions are of no use; but the insect is provided with the twelve strong hooks mentioned to do its rough travel with, eliuoin" bv them to any such surface as a° white" washed wall or cloth. "Another prevalent fallacy is that the smaller flies seeu in houses arc young ones. As is the case with all translucent ice reflect and scintillate the ruddy glow of the torch in a bewildering maze of color and a thousand rays of light. The air is clear, dry cold, even on tho hottest day. Thero is no dampness or moisture; the lea is not melting, but is hard and cold and dry, as in midwinter, A few moments in the cave and onu's very blood is chilled, a fact which is as yet. no doubt, the cause of a thorough exploration of the cave never having been made. There are, perhaps, other and adjoining caverns, which very probably open out from the main apartment and form an Icelandic labyrinth. To Escape From Tornadoes. insects, the fly's growth is accomplished in tho larva state; it ends with the ,j ~ " «• t\jn LUC lUUtl calls up aud dispassionately consider tlio nature of cannibalism our repu«-- nance 'to it seems loss lo-noaHy grounded. ° It is true that it must g-'nerally entail murder, but that is certainly not the reason for our loathino- o f it " It is something deeper than this, and the ull crowd iu the car but/all seomed to f distinct^ we Jraw beuv at e fl sh 3ok upon iho pair with suspicion. I of men and of animals is at first si 4, nto«l to put thorn off, and I was hoping j a littlo curious. One can ima due the lie woman would make ono moi* a," inhabitants of another pi ^ whose peal and givo me a show to back: ,v, U(i ' ( . -' '- -' ' ° ' 110ilt ' you when tlio train ran into , and sho made ready to get'off. Tho least I could do was to help hor with tho bov. 1 lucked him up and started to follow her out, but I had scarcely taken notice of Ins white lace and tear-wet cheeks when ho tutored a shriek of fear, straightened out in rny arms, aud noxt instant I knew I hold a corpse. Y"os, sir, the lifu wont out of him iu that cry,' and Iho mother turned on mo with a look I can never forgot aud cried: "'He's dead! He's dead. Aud have killed him! 1 "I don't like to think ot it," whispered Hie conductor after a long silence "1 had my month's wages in my pocket, and I gave her every dollar of it and tho passengers raised as much more ami when I loft hor with hor dead at Iho next slalion 1 had done overythim' I possibly cou.'d, but that didn't clear me. 1 had been too harsh and cold. She had told mo tho truth and I had doubled her. She had asked for mercy and I had ordered her out into tlu, night and storm with a dyin^ boy her care. Sho has never forgiven ' ami uevor will, and try as hard way 1 caiuiovor forgive myself." Suooossdil ExpeHmnnta i, t llio n us 1 shall bo made on tho fair grounds. o it?s, j , ow " 1 , Nol ' r " skB - K ""'" s - <"»l otliei S ales, have accepted the otter and will arrange for tho contest. Governor Hoard,in a reeout address Bind tho farmer should soil skill, ami uot the products of crude ihouHit ami crudu effort. If ho does not .soil s |<j| he sells to kill. In Wisconsin we pro in nnn l nnn U 6() ' 00 , 0 ' 000 P»«iuls of butter; 10.000,000 pounds sold last year -is near as can bo estimated, for an a'vor- nm i 1 ,' 1 ,'" 111 ' 2 ' 6 U011U ll Pound; 40,000.000 sold lor an average of about 13 cents ii pound. Do you know of any earthly power but the farmer himself that can change this poor IS-cent but. ter to 2<3-cont bullerP A eorresuondiiut of tlio Mural New Yorker savs: "1 think that most farmers should have at least ono broodiu" mare and a few sheep. | liud. it pays _ Quo day. about throe years a<v 0 « silver-plater named Downing took a fresh egg, and, after proper "preparation, throw it Into iho silver bath and turned on tho battery. The result was what appeared lo be a delicate work of ' urt-n savor egg, which.undor a strong j glass showed all tho minute pores of thu shell. Tho ogg was exhibited over a your, and not one hundred for ... ,. — person in a would behove that it was any- uung but a eunning spouimen of tho "I 1 ™ 1181 "! 11 ' 1 " ««• .To «ottlo a discussion, which ran high one day, Mr Downmg seized n 8Uarpt h / ,.„.,. uit the silver egg in twain, ami it was louml to bo as fresh ami sweet as tho «ay U was electroplated. The ojjtr |, a ,j unirn tun-moibally sealed. He them bo. ^ l i!i?f"^ e *.?f«"fP eil J">«»t»i«ll>e lino physical necessities did uot force them to oat ilesh—to lake lifo in order to Jivo—regarding us with much the same kind of abhorrence with which wo look on cannibals. Most of our natural instincts aro based upon natural laws, which, when broken, are siiro to ' tlio breaker with their penalties. eating of unripe fruit, of putrid moat and of poisonous mat ter aro some But no penally in tho shape of disease seems to bo attached to cannibalism. What, then, are the motives that load mon, apart from Cio pressure of famine, (o practice cannibalism P Among certain African tribes, and lately in llayti, it has boon the outcome of a debased religious superstition or that exlraordi'nary instinct common to all races which"loads mon to connect tho highest religious onlliu- siasm with the most horrible orgies that their diseased imagination can conceive. The fooling that loads mom- burs of sects to bind themselves to- gothor by tho celebration of some unspeakable rite perhaps lod to tho accusations laid against tho Christians of tho second century and tlio Hungarian Jews of Ihe nineteenth. Uut 7n the South seas, although tho motive has boon falsely attributed to a cravin"- for annual food, it was generally the'last act of triumph over a fallen ••noiuy. llms Homer makes Aohillos, triumphing over tho dying Hector, wish ho could make mince-moat of his body and devour it. Triumph could <>- 0 no liirther than to slay aud then lo assimilate the body of your too, aud the be- liof that by thus niukiiJg him a part of you you acquire his courage in battle is said to have led u chief of old Fiji to actually consume himself the entire body of tho man ho had killed by daily roasting what romaiuod of it to pro- veut decomposition. Rooted to the Spot. issuing from the pupa and the expansion of the wings. Individual "flies (litter in size or maturity, just as is the case -with man and other animals, fcvery house fly that you soo was once a crawling maggot. Tho pggs laid by tho female fly are usually deposited in warm manure or in decomposing veo-e- tation. Each stable in summer that"is not kept remarkably clean isahatchini'- and propagating place for flies. With" in_ twenty-four hours after tho eggs are laid they are hatched out into footless maggots, which inhabit the tilth they are horn in for a week and then contract to littlo brown objects known as puparia. Within this hardened skin the maggot is transformed into the perfect fly, which crawls out of the puparium five days later, already grown to full size, and winirs its way to sharo your luncheon. A° fly liy'e's about three weeks. When the cold weather comes the flies nearly all die; but a few vigorous females remain torpid in nooks and crannies, thus surviving iho winter and continuing their specios. r the stone Telegraphy iu Africa. That the conduct, of a cable station s not always monotonous and prosaic s shown by a letter recently received 'rom uu uiiiuur of tho West Africa Telegraph Company. This gnntleman s in charge of the Kotonou station in the territory of tho notorious Kin<' of Dahomey. Tho king, it seems had"for some time boon spoiling for a ihrlit, and had at last become, so uo-ly'and aggressive that it was doomed advisable to arm tlio station and have some soldiers handy. "Early 0110 morning the station'was surrounded by natives," tho superintendent writes, "and we were under tho painfnl necessity of sending a few of them across the Styx. Ihe station was for a time in imminent danger; Orsini and I fired more than 250 rounds each, and tho Ihirtv-livi; Sonagaleso sharpshooters who helped in tlio defense lirod some 120 rounds apiece. Au artillery sergeant, who worked our two guns was killed, and Ilm while gunners were so hard pressed that they had to club their rifles. This racket bugmi at 4 iu the moriiiuif. At 9 a. in. wo left the soldiers still' liriug and wont to tho instruments, and vou may imagine what a danco tlio mirr»r lod us. By 10 o'clock, hoivover. tt j| was quiet in our neighborhood, and tho messages had all boon sent through, i must not forget to loll jou that we had to do with Mm famous Amazons.. Tlmy wore VLM'V lino creatures, fought lil>o wild beas'ts, and were worMi ton iiiDii."—A'. 1'. When trying to escape from a tornado never run to the northeast, east or southeast. Never take refuge in a forest or a grove of trees, or near any object that may he overturned by the wind. A frame building is safer thau one built of brick or stone.' The form er is morn elastic and holds together longer; the latter goes first crash, and the" i into a heap in center In a frame structure the collar is i ula.ce.. bui. in a brick building it is tho most perilous. In the former case the debris is carried away from tho foundation, while in the latter instance tho collar is filled with it. The tornado cave offers absolute security to life aud limb, and no means of protection can replace it for thai purpose. As regards 'protection to property, no building can be made sutticieutly large, strong, high, or low to resist the force of the tornado's vortex. There is no changing the oath of the tornado by the employment'of explosives or by any artificial barrier, io contemplate the dispersion of the cloud by the use of any electrical contrivance is also idle. All buildings should be constructed as would bo done without the knowledge of the tornado, and then protected "by le<nti. mate insurance. Protection must° be accomplished by organized capital, the safety of one being assured by the legitimate aud successful co-operation of many. The writer strongly advocated this method of protection durino- hj s tor nado investigations in the West in 1879 and now several million dollars' worth of property are thus insured year.— Forum. The American Orders of Nobility. The Grand Army of the Republic is a unique organization. In the words of a Fast Commiuider-in-Chiof: "No child can be born into it; no proclamation ot President, edict of Kin-' or ukase of Caar can command admission- no university or institution of !oarnin<' can issue a diploma aulhoming its bolder to entrance; no act of Congress or 1 arliament secures recognition? tlio wealth of a Vumlerbilt cannot jmr- chaso tho position; its doors swim/ open only upon presentation of the bit ol uuper. torn, worn, begrimed it may be, winch certifies to an honorable discharge from armies Nation during the lion." And unlike The Veritzins were nobles of enormous wealth and power. Paul held a high office in court. One night, glittering with jewels and orders, the young prince, who was one of the handsomest mon in Russia, danced itt a quadrille opposite the empress. As she passed him in tho dance she fancied that his eyes scanned her gros» figure with covert amusement. 'After tlfn quadrille sho beckoned to him, and with a smile handed him her tiny ivory tablets, containing seven pages, one for each day in the week. Ou the fira! was written: "The imperial ball room, St. Pete burg." On thn last: "The mines. Siberia." He read it; his face grew gray as that of a corpse; he bowed low. kissed her hand and withdrew, "taking," says the old chronicle, "his wife, tha beautiful princess of Novgorod, with him." He was heard to say as he left tho ball room: "My minutes are"numbered; let us- not lose one." Flight or resistance was impossible. Hie hold of Catherine on her victim was inexorable as death. Prince Ver- tzin was forced to remain passive in us palace while each day Ihe power, the wealth and the happiness that life had given him wore stripped from him. First he was deirnided from all his olhces at court; next his estates were confiscated by the crown; his friends wore forbidden to hold any communication with him; his very name, one of the noblest iu Russia, was taken from him. mid he was given that of a serf, i lien his wife and children were driven. 103 down in the Ollt ," f tllu l" l| ace to herd with beggars, debris is whirled . p "', lu . 8t . dll . v -" s «js the record, •of tho foundation. /a«l Veritzin, in rags and barefoot, ... --• -- '"g," •>">• barefoot, chained to a convict, bade an eternal farewell to his home, and departed to lh« dark and icy north. He was seen of men no more."— Chatter. The Numo Came Natural. Names are sometimes elwuirei queer ways. A few years HTO a Bohemian came into a Western "town and proceeded to work at anything he could find to do. Shortly after his arrival the local paper, partly out of fun and partly out of a desire to help him, printed this paragraph about mm: "A foreign gentleman with an unpronounceable name recently struck '""'" He is proving to be such a in every respect that wo . to relieve him of his incubus of a name, and we therefore Ml ito him , w John Smith." When the •liennan heard of the paragraph he 'mid. pleased „„«] in.mediatelv the new name, and Mr. is now ono of the leudin« or iho town. e There tho His Real Sentiment. si good deal that is •ations of affectionate episode which occurred' stales vessel when preparing to <>'o ,,„ ot absence. Tho croiv P " "Good-hy, Mr. I'm? a pleasan^'jo ^ tab ' d assembled Soinu oue I I)OJN lablished itself U s a sort was repeated by man seemed to han »^.and. notwishin " formula, Kill in turn, 'wok, how- o HI ea in casts of i.ickol, silver iiUKl, IlL'tiOrtl 1 II W* \o fio dosiros o tho ceased I heard a story the other clay about tho former assistant rector of ono of the largest Episcopal churches in the city. Tho gentleman iu question is now tlio President of a college so far away that ho cannot mind rf I relate tho incident. He was a jolly good fel- _ low when ho lived in a boarding house or , hero, and in his off hours was accua- - to mud, to join with tho othor good feU H i (! the do- lows of the house at a frioiulh"ganjo of Hannibal Mnmlin at 80. "I dropped into theTarniUiio Club ;it Bangor recently." says a writer in the Lowiaton Journal, "and looked into Ihe pretty little parlor whero there were groups of gray-haired mon at tables enjoying afternoon whist and smokin.r peacefully. It was raining like fury out of doors, and the patter on the east windows was alluring, I sat down near tho window in tho reading room adjoining the first parlor ami wal doinji- little or nothing, when I heard u voice from tho noxt room saving; -My trick, old boy. Got vou "that timo. Didn't play that just exactly right, did vouP Well, well, live and learn.' The voice sounded familiar,, and stepping into tho parlor I saw an old friend just slapping down the winning card in au alluring game of auction piloh. He looked up aud said "How-dv'o-do," Jt was Hannibal Hainljo, aud ha was playing in good look, A» hour later f B#W him walkin home in the ra or navies of tho W1U> against rebel- any other associ- ntiou, no -new blood" can come in; there are no growing- ranks from whieh recruits can bo drawn into tho Grand Army of tlio lie-public. With th.. consummation of peace throu-'h victory its r..||s were closed foroyeiC Its aro steadily and swiftly growing nor, and the ceaseless tramp of i'tx 0 ,,|. umus is with over-lessen in gaps in tho pickot lino tlay Uy day derails aro reserve, summouod regions to return to tread- tho grow wider madu from the iuto the siiadnwv more soiitmol shall loueh ulb.nvs no until by-aii.|-by, only a solitary suiml guard waitin.-. till the bugle call from beyond shall muster out the last iwnrado of tho Grand Army ot the Hepublic.-Gcwye «. Mcr- nu, -in the, New Enr/land point, which give tlio finger"i but which real I, so much as tho" ,,m c aw iu place of tho doubtless imemted to X iippwiraneo, . the man or woma, - , •'' imi>ltlent nfessed that bo h s H 7, y absurd n,e I T oma, - , •i confessed that bo h s H 7, ' lmist v«r absu " tclor ' u « t The Coming Ooean StB«inor. Here-is a very clever picture from CilO x (.ill J\l({'/. \Tfizptti*' Qi»ii tuiii i - "Ti'JVV . , lJtl(.) >\|ll |)() over a quarter of.. :i,j|», j n lonirth. and will do tho pn»» ttga fro.,, Sandy Hook to Liverpool in thirty-six hours; brim" one night out. She'will be driven' by electricity aud in such H fashion as to keep railway timo despitesiorni orfo." lassago can be secured by fhiTh photo-Mison'a patent-ami tho ticket will include an opera stall or a concert ticket or a seat in u church pew tho opera houso, concert hall an I ohurch being all on board. A covered for horse exercise will be provided - raping truck for ' proh.M, t l of seranin ' ,, ,nrT' or tlle of tl,u ^Uls '^.""""S the J 'e«lUi, thorough ole n'lln '"" » 00fl »"il watchful J?u-o ii« Ol llivl)i t oniieuail-Hs, " a ° ct , in!'" 11 '}''' 1 I'oli-h '"ore pleasing fa n, , J ° 11(!lllil< «u4 " may be dof r palate or to offsot "> it. - C ° n ' eofc ' , gmiri " r hi base ban ground and tenni* «»«|e exceeds at the yato of to o_ < "" " '««», i m i.. 1 -!

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