The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 7, 1891 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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•fj^^^ l ^^^^a^^^^^ffs^^^«^ Mjjj PPPgtt DEB MOiyES, AMONA. tOl A.WEDNESDAY, JANtJAffiT7,18911. itsftlftln'. to fclft All of us remeutx* ho* along about .t, September The pnpetfl used let tell about tho oauoui or tho fair. &. viiu iuir. •tra Uicm foilei-s from tlio city used let git _ t»i».t> OH Hie foiled with the duster ivhat hod hot* seed In Ills halt. •• ftbey hod tali In lejjlftlfttet-swlth the tnah What ¥ , hilsofl fertatora If by ahy hook or crook tr chntico otootod „ ,. ttrrtl sent thcro, End the ityjortorlnl fHskoi-S used tor comment ., on tlio wliliskCM Bnd the Gftipot-Mtok of Ulllsoh, wimt had liayecod |» his liujr. * fee, b'pofllil horld nls pass out ond he used H tt'j- blow the frits out Bnd ho iifitd tcrrtrliik hard elder when he fc .Wont out on a lour, •nd ho usod to nlno!) u dollnr till tlio buzzard Usoil to honor End tliomnn cnl, up reo-o-dllclous what had haysoud In hlstiuli'. But, tijr pfiim I cf you've bnon martin' you ob- servo 11 Bi.ruiiffo i tii'eoeilln'— It's iho roller with chiii-iviiiskors that Is tt. 4 .slowly »rlM In' there. Bnd It won 1 1, bo loo surprlsln' of by slowly or- ganlaln' Old |uiri les may wnlto up tow find thohay- llu-lr hull*. honor and dignity, as we used to understand the terms. Society! After all. I'm thankful I'm tuore or less out of it. It's just a herd of people, pushing, struggling, selling everything 1 for *wtfA+«trtf«r it it r t nistvinir " When tlio fnshlmis oliiiiiB-o you follors will nil w Oni-ry Hi-ecu uiiiln- Tiers Brid IrotiBors wldo norosa tlio seiit, lew matte the (JuilclolH sin l-o t Ia thorn iffiipscr you JUIBB muster you must wonrii linen duster. Bud ef you wiuit t» throw on stylo put hay- sued In your hair. * ~A. T. In .Tmlgt). Oi\ APPROVAL. "What on earth d'ye call Unit thing?' 1 I asked, poking with my slick at a bunch of grapes poised airily upon-a brass stand. "That thing," replied my cousin, proudly, "is tho'very latest'Parisian fashion in bonnets." 1 sunk back Into the little lounge that ran along the side of the room— you couldn't iiisult anything on dainty With Iho mime of "shop"—and ga/,ed upon its owner with an exclamation more profane I ban appropriate. It m us i at onoo bo confessed that she was a charming object to gav.o at. There was an expression of wicked . nnniHotiKJiit • In her largo gray oyos, and the black gown .she still'wore in mourning for her husband—poor Jack Henderson, who was killed iu the Soudan—set off tho linos of her slender young (Iguro, and throw her golden ' hair and fair skin prettily into relief. "Pull yourself together, mv dear boy," she continued, opening the door of an old carved oak cabinet, "and I will show you something that oven your crude male intellect will appreciate, if you don't say its lovely I'll never let you inside the shop again. You may flatten your nose against tho window, or stroll disconsolately up and down the street in vain! No more chi|ts, no more teas in the back room!" So saying, she liftod gingerly from the shelf a largo hat, and, planting it Upon'hor pretty head, turned triumphantly toward inc. It was lovely— quito lovely—a sort of arrangement in amethyst velvet and feathers lo match. Being only a miserable aud ignorant nialo, of course I can't describe it, but it' was •uncommonly becoming, and made Nina look like a Gainsborough picture. I told her so. and gushed over it sutlioiontly to satisfy her." "It's • my own idea, shape and all, and Ihere isn't another like it in tho world. I may possibly copy it, but I'm not sure. It depends upon who buys it. How I wish 'you wore a woman, Ronald," she sighed, regretfully; "aud I would make you buy it for Ascot to-morrow!" "I wish I were, my dear. But why don't you go and wear it yourself?" "Gracious! and leave the shop for a Whole day at this early stagu of'its ox- islcuooP You guardsmen have no •more idea of business than a baby. 'No, I can't go; but 1 hopo you'll have a lucky day and a good 'time; and, Ronald, (hfuc, if you wore nice yp-.i'd just look jn one (lay soon and toll me what sort of day you had. Oh, and bo sure you don't forget io notice what Iials and bonnets people wore." 1 promised to do my best, aud took leave reluctantly' as a largo and notoriety and money. "Hear, hear! Yottr sentiments, mrul.imc, are mine. But 1 don't think they should be wasted on the Mere fact that some other woman lias made ft hat like yours." "She hasn't," cried Nilw, indignantly. "Lady Tjoddington was wear- Ing this very hat! Listen; I'll tell you the whole story. The same afternoon you called n woman came in, beautifully dressed, and asked to sec some hats, j saw wno sne was, motion JL never met her. I don't want to meet her," savagely) "one sees quite enough of her in all the shop windows. 11 "One does," I remarked, sotlo voce. "She wanted n, hat the color of this one; so I brought, it out and showed it to her, and told her the price, and explained why !t was so expensive. -Oh, I don't mind giving that for the hat, 1 she said; "it is well worth it. I am quite in love with it, Mute. Destrier, but I daren't buy it without lotting my husband see it. He is so very particular about what I wear. Could I have it sent round to-night for him to look atP 1 would let you know some time to-morrow whether I would lake it or not. 1 Of course, I said I should be glad to send it, and she gave mo the address, and the hat wont round there that evening. .Last night she sent it A tclCBKipti M»ft«ehff»t tiny** een*n of (lift Lincoln A*artiRJhatlftn. "The assassination of Lincoln," Henry N, Garland, passenger agent ef the Wabash, as he sjireacl out n copv back, and said she was very sorry, but Lord Loddinglon didn't think it suited her. 1 thought it looked a little tumbled, bin ono has to run those risks whoa ono sends goods ou approval. She had determined to hare that Jiat Just to wear for tho ono day, and she was too mean to gel it honestly." "Of course, you'll havo it out with her—you'll expose horp" 1 said. I was as auirry and disgusted as Nina, who stood opposite met" with her pretty eyes and cheeks llamlng with honest indignation. "My dear boy, I would if T dared, but I can't afford to. It would drive half my customers a\vay from mo, and I must think of lluiro and Giles. They don't cost much while they are snc'h Linies, but I want to give them every advantage, tho darlings, ami 1 was left so badly off, and Iho" business is just beginning to pay so well. I daren't run the risk of exposing Lady Lod- diiiirton's meanness." "1 had forgotten your children. No, I seo it won't do. 'Trust mo to give her a mauvais quart d'heure, if I got llie chance." "Promise you'll be careful. Think of the boys." "1 won't injure tho dear little chaps, you best of mothers." "Well, in that case, I only hopo fortune may favor you." Fortune did favor ma at last, but she kept mo wailing till the autumn,, like tho lieklo lady she always is. Mv chance came in this wise. Mv unofe asked me up to his place in-Scotland for shooting, and I wont. Tho old gentleman is a very eo'imoisseur of beauty, and every prottv woman of note is bound to be asked "to D. sooner or later. 1 got there in timo to dross hurriedly, aud appear in Iho drawing room just as my uncle was tolling every ono whom they were to take in? | mount. I told him what I had done I was introduced to some girl—I and ho nearly had a lit. It was notion who ' ' .... of a newspaper dated April ib, 1866, and which contained an acCoutit of the liiurder of the president "1 remember that event most vivid* ly." said Mr. Garland, "and it is im* printed on my memory through a part I played the next morning in connection 1 was a boy living in Osttego, N. Y., nt that time and was. a messenger boy for what was known as the 'United States Branch Telegraph Company.' It was a Canadian line and wo. were lighting the Wester Union for all wo were Worth. I Oswogo the Western Union office, an our ollico was separated only by a par lition. Tho rivalry and jealousy wa bitter, and messenger boys foliowtu the example of our superiors iu work ing up business. Whenever we'd do liveroil a message we'd ask for an an swor, and if the follow would say then was nolle we'd wait until ho read the message and then ask him, if he Was sure there was nothing to go buck. "It was my business to open tlie ollleo in the mornings, and tho dav ifler Lincoln was shot 1 was down a' ho ollico at 7:80 gelling ready for tlie lay's work. There wore no ni<rh i Hi cos then and no one in Oswogo hat icard of the assassination. AH I opened the door 1 heard the inslritmcnl hiking our ollico call. I was just earn in IT then and know nothing beyond the- ollico -call, O. S., and the alphabet, which I could (iguro out. I wondered why the thing was going so early and lot it go for a while. The call was kept up for so long I became convinced I hat it was something big. Wo used the. old wheels and all the paper in thqso days, soiiielhinjj like a bucket shop ticker, au.d .1. walked over to. the instrument two 'or three titiios, undecided what to d/i. There would be no one around for an hour or two and at last I wont to the key anil broke in wiili •! I,', the signal (hut all wits ready for the message and turned ou the wheel. The instant I did so mv hair began to raise as the thing won't off like an engine, as tho operator at the end, believing : the regular man wiis-on, began to send in a big massage. I was frightened half IcTdoalh and hardly knew ,\vhat to do. The blamed /ticker kept a iroing though. and affer 1 had pranced around the 0.11! eo awhile, it began giving tho oilico call again. I suirmisod what tho op- orator wan toil this time and I gave him >0. K.' :iiid signed. Thfc was all lie wanted and he lot me alono. I look tho strip of paper and pencil and sat down to lignri! out tho message. It was pretty cold, but I wn.s wot with perspiration and so nervous I could hardly bold the pencil in my lingers. "I linally managed to lin'd oiit what it. meant. 'Abo .-Lincoln was shot and oiir ollico bad got it first. I rushed out lo.tno door and saw that the Western Union had no bulletin out and then I began to work. I got a big sheet of .paper and with plenty of ink managed to tix up a bulletin that drew a crowd. About 9:30 the manager came rushing in and asked mo what I ieotl* April 24, iSs?4. %( there ia advir ofi the Common, fiearlv in front 6f this Wihdotv, ft stone shaft erected by the euH*6ns of OhNohursI to his mehiory, This monument is a copy, though of lighter buildi of that erected by the Queen over the spot of his .death in ZUluland. The tall coluinUi capped by a runic cross, can be seen from every approach 'to the Common. On it is engraved, bet ween two. Napoleonic MTSSttfG LINKS.' . LOUIS JEAN JOSfiPH. ^ PnlNOB iMPBRUli. KlttlSD IN ZULttLAND 1st JONB, I8fi>, Harper's Dnzar. A YALE AND HARVARD CAME* ttow It inning. Witto In the haven't a notion who she was — but- I gave her my arm and took her down to dinner, murmuring eominonplauos on a groat scoop on (ho Western. Union aud a big •ad' for our company and tlio boss predicted that I would'be the bi»-est op^ «•-••«••«» <s >• |* > 11 i.uo wn . ••n-i.^vi Liitiu J n V LI 111 uu LI1U NI'M'oLUlJ" the way. Tlu truth is I was ha f fain- orator and telegraph man in fife eouu- I portly malron, gorgoousiy arrayed, aud whose features unmistakably betrayed her Semitic origin, sailed in and demanded a small "iluwor-bomiet." That woman in a flower-bonnet! I hope, poor soul, that Nina suvod her from herself. 1 ' What are you going to do this 'afternoon, Ronald?" asked my mother tjHiHi days latt-r. "1 wish you lo come aV'd call with mo on the Vauder- ddckous." ^v^"Guu'l, my dear mother. Promised r )to ifo and see Nina." !. Visions of Miss Vandordookon, rioli V ,,a8 Croj-ms, but, oh, so deadly dull. ,hastened my movements, and I was half way to'Oxford street before mv Iliotlier (tonld call mo back. 1 founil Mine. Destrier, as my cousin calls her- eoll, just parting with a customer. Tlio hat was in her band. • I've sold it!" she cried, gleeftillv; "just sold it lo that nice girl for'5 ..guineas, 1 ' "Awfully glad, I'm sure. But, my dear girl, I've a shock in store for you'. I saw the very model and marrow of that hat at Ascot tho clay before yesterday." J "You couldn't, you ooiihln'l! Who was wearing itP" she cried, sharply. "One of our reigning professional beauties—Lady Loddington." ••Lady Loddington!" gasped Nina, catching hold of the chair behind her. '•Ronald, are you sure you aren't mak- (ug any mislakoP" "I swear I'm not. She had ou a frock the color of the hat, and she looked simply ripping. I paid her all the -compliments 1 could think of iu iho five minutes I was talking to her." "The cheat, tho swindle of it!" cried my cousin, white with anger. "My dear girl, calm yourself! I'm parry for you, but groat'minds, as you know, will jump, and some oilier Clever woman has had the same idea H9 you-" $ina was past taking any notice of Ihe iusulliug suggestion. Slio seemed thoroughly upset by the coincidence, looked as if slio wore going to cry. iVhy did I ovor go into business!"' cried, miserably. "It's simply to get behind tho scones like this and Iiud oul how mean women—well- bred, yvomou, who ought to know bot- ipr-rTOttU he. Wo wore ail brought up witll -the old-fashioned noblesse oblige Jdo,u& Ron—you wore too—and it seeuis to ine uoiv that there is hardly 0ny out) iu, society who has u uotioa of ished with my journey, and my one idea was dinner. It iva's not till I was well on with tho lishslairo that I looked at my lofl-luind neighbor. It was Lady Loddington herself. "1 haven't -seen you since wo met at Ascot," she remarked pleasantly. She certainly is a most, lovelv woman, by tho way. J stared blankly, and slio went on, with an air of well-acted roproach: "I believe you havo forgotten we over met there." Hero was my chance; I "Forgotten! Why, I remember every word you said, the color of your gown, and liven the very hat you wore; the loveliest and most becoming hat lever saw in my life'." The compliment told. "I don't buliocc' you do."sho pouted. "U|jou my word I do. It was a sort, of big affair of amethyst velvet and foal hers lo match. I remember it with double r.mio, bemuse I made a ooitsiu of mine quite angry with the mere description of it. J don't know if you have ever met her? She has <rouo into millinery, like ovorvbmlv olse. She calls herself -Mmo. Destrier.'" , 1 looked Lady Loddinu'tou full in the face, ami laid a peculiar emphasis on the name. 1 never saw tiny one so thoroughly • caught in my life. 1 know in a "nomenl: that she knew I. knew, as f'unc/i would put it. Shu turned perfectly j scarlet lo the roots of her hair, and then quite white, and didn't speak for at least a moment. Tnou she pulled herself together as only a woman can, and adroitly changed the subject. ' Hut she has been iiionslro'usly civil to me ever since, much to the surprise of my friends. I am plain ami uninteresting; 1 am not a por.son.-igo; I haven't a farthing—not oven uxpoeta- lions—and they can't make out where the aitraetion lies. They hud bolter ask Mine. Destrier of Oxford strout to enlighten thorn. — London World. AVIion AValki g lor Kxoi-oiso. In taking exorcise it is belter to bo thought. "This lifted away from is for m.y heal Hi." Herein lies the Viiliio of connecting with it genial companionship, exhilarating sport, (lolitihiiul scenery, varying views, or errands of mercy. It i.s true that we are '.il'ton shut up to exorcise as the solo end, but then we may increase its worth bv a little thought. A walk alon^ thti river course, or through fields "and over hills, however familiar the scenes may bo, is more helpful than one tlirou»-'h a lon»r. dull lane or a squalid suburb. — louWs "- - try—but i guess 1 let down too soou." Whistler null tho ColiUlsh. • Tho Ford-Whistler quarrel called forth in a club cafe the oilier night half a dozen good stories about Whis- ller, says the N. Y. tititr. One concerned an amusing performance of his iu Florence. Ho and a brother artist wore lodging together on a high iloor of a big house, and just below their windows wore those of the landlady's apartments. One morning Whistior discovered a jar with goldfish setting iu ono of tho windows below, and he at once annouiH-.eil his intention of going a-lishing. Baiting a pin with a bil of broad crust, he defllv lowered it inio the bowl, and soon landed a lish. Tlio oporaiion was repeated until all the iish hail been caugnt, ami then Whistler proceeded to cook them just a-i I hoy were. The Iirst tasio of the lish wiis for both artists, how- over, anil Whistler (juicily lowered thorn all back into iho bowl. On Wnistlor's rutiirn from a day's outing thai. oviMiing the landlady gravely iu° ( formed him that the sun" had been so oxiraordimirily hot during the day thai her gulillisli were actually boiled, to death in I heir bowl. How tho good woman accounted for tho appearance of the lish thai the arlisls had taslod Whistler does not explain. Anecdotes of «ho Prince Imperial. Tlioro are many pleasant incidents to be told of the Prince Imperial. The deep melancholy ascribed to him certainly did not appear on the surface, lie and a boy companion would lie for hours upon their backs, under the huge I roes of tho park, nnd shoot with arrows at the 'lirds that lighted on thoir branches; or they raced over Ihe wide meadows of the estate, surrounded by a pack of dog.-:; or the dogs wore forced to jump and exercise at tho caprice of their young masters. About tlio unfortunate boy's horsemanship u-e have all heard time and again. It is sometimes said that ils very perfection caused his death, as he Of all games in which I have played, the most remarkable for a sudden" revulsion of fooling was one between Harvard and Yalo played upon Jarvis Field, in June of 2882. Yale wont first to the bat but failed to score. Harvard followed suit. In the second inning, a muff by the Harvard n'rst-base man followed by the Yale catcher's making a "two-bagger" hit gave Yale a run. Our. happiness was short-lived, however, for iu the third inning Harvard made two runs, followed by another in the fifth. Yale scored one in the seventh, but Harvard matched it with one in the eighth. BO that we begun tho ninth with Harvard four to Yale's two. I think we had not tlie least hope of winning. I remember fooling, as wo came in for tho ninth inning, that this defeat would settle our chances of the championship, and think how the crowd of boys who, as I know, were sitting on tho Yale fence awaiting the news, would hear it and dwindle away in silence to Llieir rooms. Our first man at the bat in the ninth inning: went out quickly; and our catcher "followed, with the same restill. Wilcox, the last man on our batting list, came to tho bat. Two ncn out, two runs to reach even a tie, and three to win! I noticed that the crowd was leaving the n'old, and that the young rascal who had charge of our bats was putting them into the bag. "Here, you! stop that!" cried I, for ve all wore superstitious about pack- ng up the bats before tho last man was int. Besides, I was tho next batter, if /Vilcox should by any chance reach his laso. and I wanted" my bat. "Two trikcs," I heard the umpire call, and hen at tho next ball, to my groat jov, •Take your base." and Wi'lcox trotted way to iirst. I remember thinking ow much I would give for a homo- un, and then there came a good ball just off my shoulder and I hit it with all my power. It went between third and short-slop on a swift drive, but bounded high, as I afterward learned, for I was meanwhile running at my best speed toward Iirst. When I was fifteen foot from that base, I saw the baseman give a tremendous jump up into the air and I knew somebody had made an overthrow. How 1 run thout —for every base I passed I knew was one nearer to tying the score. As I came dashing past third-base, I saw Wilcox just ahead of me, aud we crossed I4ie home-plate within throe feet of each other. Our next batter took his base ou poor pitching aud stole second; tho next followed with a base-hit past second which brought the tirst runner homo with the winning run. Wo then wont into tho field, put three Harvard men out and won the game—when probably half tho seven thousand spectators were already ou their way homo with a victory* for York ha* expended $9.000,000 In buying land fot- new parks. The Princess of Wales has a long narrow foot*, and it requires a No. hoot to fit it. A mountain of alabaster i.s suppose! to have been discoVeied 150 niiles aorth of Deliver. Col. Mrs. Jefferson Davis has received subscriptions for 45,000 copies of her husband's life to appear shortly. An artesian well n»ar Alvarado, Oal.« throws a stream of water twenty ,feet above the orifice. It taps a stream of water. Lady Adelaide, wife of the Hott. Frederick Cadogan, who died recently was one of the eight young ladies who bore the train of Victoria at her coronation. Italy is tit last bcgining to economize in her military and naval expend! tur*s.. She promises to spend $6,000,000 less the coming year on her army and navy. Ferdinand de Lesseps, who was a few years ago regarded as one of the greatest men in France, is now a broken down old man, socially, liminciully* and physically. A wit, who was asked what he would rather be during the three stages of live, replied: "Till thirty, a pretty Woman; till fifty, a successful general; the rest of my life, a priest." Experts say that tho buried city of Pompeii-has not yet yielded up a third of its artistic treasure that at Ihe present rale of progress seventy yours will elapse before it is thoroughly unearthed. The curator of the Brooklyn Institute told a reporter tho other da}' that one beautiful butterfly in the collection of the institute is valued al $1,000, that sum having recently boeu paid for a duplicate. French politeness has never surpassed that of the crimiual who, being placed on the guillotine recently, put his head in the naif moou aud, smiling at the executioner, said: "Cutaway, if you please, sir!" Some dudes, who. were annoying a Chinaman atSedalia, Mo., were "astonished when ho suddenly mounted one of their' bicycles and rode away, his queue streaming straight out behind him, as if Old Nick were after him. .Dr. Scbweininger, the famous anti- fat physician of Bismarck, has gone ou an extended tour of Europe with the object of increasing his weight. Ho has grown as thin as a rail, and his nervous system is thoroughly pros- Harvard in,their miuds.— Walter Camp »!)! .S7 AV/.A/W//0 would not mount of his every appendage Tamo Wusps. A New Haven man has a couple of tamo wasps. They have built a nest in Ins parlor, and live undisturbed and iindisturbing. This is the third seasou tbo insects havo occupied the sutue quarters. _ s saddle was placed in'exact position. It is probable now, however, that no more details will over be added to those already given of his last struggle. When al Chisluhurst, tho Prince delighted to throw himself upon a barobaekod horso and gallop round and round a Held. Sometimes the park was chosen for these escapades, and any friend or lady of the household who happened to bo near was chased round and about through the nin/.os of tho wood. His loom at Caiudcii Place faced the Common's sea of gorso, and was a small, plainly furnished apartment, li-rhtod by two ordinary windows. VVo looked from one of those at the view that musi havo been so familiar to him; on its white Venetian shutter was written in pencil in a cramped, I French eohoolbyy hand. "Louis " Vovgotf ul ness Is Curable. A successful business man says there were two things which he learned when he was eighteen which wore afterward of grout use to him, namely: "Never to lose anything and never to forget anything." An old lawyer sent him with an important paper with instructions what to do with it. "But," inquired the young man, "suppose I lose it, what shain do thonP'' "You must not lose it." "I don't mean to," said the young man, "but suppose I should happen to!'" "But I say you must not happen to; I shall make no provisions for such an occurrence; you must; not lose it!" This put a new train of thought into tho young man's mind, and he found that if he was determined to do a thing ho could do it. Ho made snob a provision against every contingency that ho never lost anything. He fomid this equally truo about' forgetting. If a certain mailer of importance was lo be remembered he pinned it down in his mind, fastened it there and made it slay, lie used to say: "When a man tolls mo he forgot 'to do something, I loll him ho might, as well have said: -I did not care enough about your business lo take tho trouble to think about it again.'" I ouoo had an intelligent young man in my employ who deemed it sulVioient excuse for neglecting any important task lo say: "I forgot it." I told him that would not answer. If ho was sullieieiitly interested he would bo careful to remember. It was because ho did not euro enough that bo forgot it. 1 drilled him with this truth. Ho worked for me three years, and during the last of the three ho was utterly changed iu this respect. He did not forget a thing. His forgetting, ho found, was a hi/.y careless habit of tlie mind, whioh ho cured. — American Grocer, tailed. A negro living at Newman, Ga., is ninety years of age, has had ihree wives, is tho father of forty-one children and has nearly four hundred grand and great-grandchildren. He. is capable of doing 1 " a fair dav's work on the farm. The Penobscot River, tho largest ia Maine, drains 7,400 square miles, a region as largo as the State of Massachusetts. From Old Town to Bangor, a distance of twelve miles, the river falls more than ninety feet, giving several of the iinest water powers ?u the world. _ Mother Bonuott lives hear Greenville. Mass., and her age, by the best of witnesses, tho family Bible, is 115 years. She did not unite with any church until in her 112th year, aud was then immersed according to tho Baptist rites by a youug miuisler scarcely 22 years of age. Russell Sage says that Jay Gould is the heaviest owner of securities in the world, his income from dividends alone being $2,000,000 a year and his oilier income live or six times as great. If this is true Mr. Gould makes $12,000, 000 a year, aud his wealth must be far more than it has usually been estimated. tobd worked on a scale of i. 'magnkuda to the find, and brdefs : $250,000 worth of machinery have Been placed. ; Judge Silejit, Chairman of the Pro* tnont Relief Committee of California, savs that, despite the passage Of tha pe'nsion bill id aid of Mrs. Fremotlt, the committee intends to raise at least $25.000. In the event of the death of Mrs. Fremont, now in poof health at the age of 68 years, Miss Elizabeth Ben* ton Fremont' would be left in a practically destitute condition. Mr. Silent says it is intended to have the remains of Gen. Fremont removed to Sfttt Francisco. They are now in the re* ceivlng vaults cf Trinity Chttfch, New York City. It is likely that they will bo interred at Lone Mountain, where a suitable monument to the memory of the "Pathlinder" will bo erected. The Maharajah Dhuleep Sing, who hns recontly been pardoned by the British government and permitted to return to England, is passionately fond of shooting, a form of sport in which he has hardly any superiors and but verv few equals. An odd fact is that ho'shoots sitting down, and in the old (lavs in Norfolk' it used to be att amusing sight to seo this dusky little gentleman'squatting on a matting and whirling around as if on a pivot as lie shot with unerring aim all ovor the place. When he owned the Elvedon estate, near Sandringham, a more tyrannical landlord could not have been known, and bo plainly showed what he would bo if he only had the power. Ho was a terror to all the old women who presumed to pick up a few sticks ou his estate, anil would frequently go into convulsions of rage 'f any one, as ho thought, trespassed ou his ground. One Way to Mil (lie Heathen. Ho was a brisk little man with winkling eyes, and as ho stepped into Im office of the hotel, wherein about wcnty wore lounging and smoking, io cheerily called out: Now, gentlemen, I want .your nf- oniion for a moment. You havo all card of Africa? It i.s a country of oat hens. The nigger in his natural tali; is a had, bail man, Ho must be inprnvcd luorally and religiously. I m interested in improving him." Ho took a watch from his handbag, and. holding Iho face against his hand, continued; "Now, then, you see this walchP It is not going. The hands nre set to a certain figure. Tho man who guesses nearest to that ligtire gets the watch. It is CO cents per guess, and everything over ami above oxpeuscs goes to Ihe heathen in Africa." "How do you know it will?" in- Delicious Indian Tea. As you near Darjeoling you find many of the hard woods of our American mountains, the rose begins to bloom, and lliero are lea plantations by the hundreds of acres. Tho tea of the Himalayos is the best in Iho world, and 1 would advise American housekeepers to try tlie Indiau tea, There is a tea in Tliiuot whioh has tho flavor of milk to such a degree that when used it has all the properties of good toa mixed with tho most delicious of Jersey cream. This Hiuwlayaii tea has the flavor of flowers. It is pure aud clear, aud it is supplanting the Chinese tea iu tho English markets.— Q. Curpmler's Brunswick, Georgia, claims a tough somnambulist. The story is that wliflo asleep ho walked out of a second-story window and foil to tho street bolow. The fall did not wake him, and he walked back into the house and wont to bed again. His wounds were not serious, though quito painful, when lie finally awoke. Mine. Patti's voice has undergone a distinct impairment as to ils flexibility, nnd has lost something of its once dazzling purity aud freshness, but she is engaged this season for St. Petersburg and Moscow at a higher salary than has heretofore been publicly stated, $5,2(30 for each performance. Her respective notes increase in inverse ratio. Out at the Folsom prison, Orp»-on, there is a horse that has developed a singular characteristic, which consists in an earnest desire to oat all the rod and green peppers ho can got hold of. iho animal behaves just like any other horse, except in tho particular matter above mentioned. Ho is a good worker and tamo and manageable. How he acquired the love for poppers is a matter of conjecture. Tho Buffalo tire department has lately received a novel lire engine whieh_ has excited much interest? in that oily, Tho carriage is constructed entirely of papier macho, all the different parts of tho body, wheels, poles aud the rest being finished in the best possible manner. While tho durability and powers of resistance possessed by his material are fully as groat as those of wood the weight is, of course, much kiss. Henry Francis Moore, a blacksmith, still living at Modford, Mass., i.s said to bo the original of Longfellow's "Village Blacksmith" who stood under the spreading chestnut tree and the muscles of whose brawny arms were strono- as iron bands. The poet was often m Medtore previous to writing the poem and was fond of chatting with Moore. Iho blacksmith is now 61 years of a"e aud is himself of the opinion that Lou?', follow had him in mind when ho wrote his poem. W. B. Watson, a well-known Idaho minor, reports that in the Province of Shauglung a party of wealthy Chi. nose officials have made one of the richest gold finds ever made, excoed- ceeding anything; ever discovered in, his country. It is a gold ore proposition, with a vein of the almost incredible proportiou of 125 feetio width. It is quired a doubting Thomas. "Bccauso I .shall leave the sum with the landlord, to be handed lo any local preacher he elects." Eighteen of us at once laid down our "halves" and recorded our gnossiis.und when tho last one was iu the liulo man hold up the watch and announced the winner. Then he continued: "Gentlemen, that watch cost $2.80 at wholesale. 1 havo received $9 There appears to bo a balance of $6.2Q V in favor of tho dusky heathen who ache for religious comfort; but let us see. My railroad faro was $4.20; dinner and supper. $1.25; two drinks, 20 cents, and a cigar 10 cents, makinjr in all $0.15.' Landlord, here is a nickel, and 1 charge you, as you are an honest man, to seo that it goos lo buy tracts for our fellow-men in Africa. 'Gentlemen, good-night." Pacts Worth Knowing. Put bits of camphor gum in trunks or drawers to prevent iho mice from doing any injury. To freshen leather chair seats valises, bags, etc., rub them with the weH-boateii white of an egsr. To prevent tin pans from rusting rnb fresh lard on them, and sot iu "a hot oven until thoroughly heated. ooak clothes, that fade, ovor n in-lit in water in which has boon dissolved one ounce of sugar of lead to a pailful of rain water. ' When washing fine white flannels, add a tahlespooiiful of pulverized borax to a pailful of water. This will keep thorn soft and white. H To banish rod mils from the pantries, strow whole cloves around the shelves. good The same is also considered a moth o.xloniiinalor. To keep iliit-irons clean and smooth, ruij iiiom with a piece of wax dono up in doth, thoii scour or rnb them ou k paper strewn with coarse salt Oil of turpentine, or benx.ino, will lemovo spois of paint or varnish froVn "" bo l "" °™' 10 " Kooda. They should Se'Vlion.' 1 1U a ° ill) - SUdS "^ l "° »P- lf paint has boon spattered on win- the spots with j'lily with a now hot. sharp vinegar!" "" WaS " 0tl wlth . To sol dolieaio colors in embroidered and rub . dollar; or has boeu stirred. When a stove is crackocl, 111 !l IT l^fk in,, , 1 . . L* , . ' cement i this I soou Sleel pens are destoyed by ^"^"M'-Jlr 1 SSS-'satw'SS or two nib this oil', and' if vepoat the process. oleiiu hair-hrushos. ,f,,i O j- . "• stained, take I water. putting 11 an hour not clean, table. of the --- I with tho it for '""''"KC*—' 11 ^ « with a piece of woolen, s totakeeroxi.lof to ouo pint of it fi' loof ammo. H* W ! Ivory lull for 2 1 *'\ ',

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