The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 22, 1892 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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THE TJ1>P£B DBS MOIKES, ALOOS A. IOWA. WEDNESDAY, JtJKB 22.1892. stsfl ifl -5T jiifer "trs-s«er. seal *t 1 ?!. i»";&! ib* tfevcjcsi,. 2 <5- -a ',-9-3sr5- -nr *-v-\ sj.-a*-; a: * is :a &1ia * s"T 9 ts -fc-iai-sT*- nas T i2T3- 13 fiJT ; it* -:-li i-sE&--L -* 3 saprtbsst T*«*e3 ?.•?s^? Brv-sr«:.',jf l?pyr i A*3&ii ;n Par!-' «t tte ils,-* -rf tie £ ;^i« ICe S'il'Li'Ji': ',"""1 I SS-"** h j-"'.'rxj o'-J-frs. J?;^i*7>V "i JBwt 3 vW-st* J 4*rcrvct<?t*Tl*fl trv 1 -' J 'iftai J -sv* 1 ^! SAT t'^ *-.-j»v:wt s -, i >».":?vt. Tii-* )*• tj'jr,- f £-.-,-t -iVi'.-.'j to t-vro* }^ ee;**; a. ia;wr to s Mm M-.-----:tr-v ;? i;'-t t!^ ,'.<rs. J-x^viis^:? >"<•>»•, tast is vera.! of la* si tJ-a* .at a 'I's JK. i a?».s3- 1 l ir*i,*j y/il. '-4 ?X; if t*. J'i'; J- zi I M-y O'.l * J. .. voA t?j* t »jvrJj "JM '/»•» lo J.'i* ooiit « flvu'er— -t aa^ I **» ONLY A COUNTRY GIKL. Hubert O-dney wa* the %rt of a man t! 1 *,' fair j-ez call "-beautsfuj"' much to the /iifrgM't of in* Ml'ive-mtn. Jtwatabeautjfn] su«>biny raornh-g. Joy serer lwk.e-1 wore aiira'Ctive and G^wi'jt-y wali'e'i alofjg a/iffliriag birn- *e5l a/j lb« br'Xji: .tbat flowe-d oa beside b5iO- Perhaps it was over-anxiety to get a lo->k at bi»• v<;]f. bi% rraiu-J was K> « i ' ' * cie&lr, ypou a certain young 3ady that tunrulii'g, that led biza W Lake that tt'bat matter SOT what t&n&A biro fc> trip, He fe'J awl srr^at war the fa/3. Tr'/m the glory of a« JMtfja'rula^.^lab- orsV attire Vj a pig''* 3<-v<:i. Kor trying l/o recover hi>i '/alarjc* wad-; bins waHowin the wire. T'ber'jud that bis gu<iiito weight wj-f'e fly teemed t/o aira at»->tb>ng but hsm- jyo. what a transformation was here* He tried to gain hi- f^t, when, horror of borror>;' a girlJch laugh ran-r out ujx-ii tbe the air, One of the fair --.ex to catch bJin in >;u«b a plight: What under heaven wa% b*j to do? bft thought ILB h« turned -slowly around arj'i en- &»utiUtrif\ a plui/ young maiden in a ii'imjii-iitfiiwi njij^Jin drWs, and b<,-r pretty fr<:=b face—a!] fr-onfuhion now — bidden away in the depths of ber broad-bri'-jwt-d hat, which was put's?! -J--wn at th<; hi'.]';* and tied under tbe <rhi«. "J b».-g yoor pardon, sir," said the girl, retreating a few <;tep-> when G':d- ney turned toward her. "Indeed, I vtt>>M wot bave laughed had J thought yoi/ a /•tranger. 1 have been trying to overtake you for the last live minutes. / took you for an old friend arid one can laugh at an old friend's mishaps BfniHttiiiWti, vou isnow, without "ivinw offence/' "Thank heaven, it's only a plain little <;.'>unlry girl"' thought Oedney, partjy r<:w.'<;nng imn^'.-il while the girl via* hjHiuk'niy. '-1 >.uppi>--e 1 tun a npeetaoie lhat would j/iftlif! a.'iy one laugh," he (said, looking at hinwif instead of the girl. "J would hiirely (rut Harry .Milbank out if Mihs Mountjoy saw me now." The last Hirnience brought a look of tiur- pri«/.- f.o the I-IMV face be'-ettth I.J-e broad brim: but. Ihe look escaped Oedney, HO taken w;».-> he with himself. "I can't ji(j to Col. .Moii'ii.iov'n looking Hko thin, that's certain. What am I to do'"' Apparently this sudden appeal was inadii to the young girl, for he looked »tr«ight at her, his eyes this time j-enetrating the wonilroiis (|(!()ths of her hat. She was examining him critically now, with eyes brimming over with merriment. "Von might wash your face in the brook there," she suggested, coolly. "I think it would improve your appearance. Thi-n, unless you are in a hurry to proceed on your way, ten or lift«en minutes'standing in this sun hero will dry that mud HO that it may brush off nicely." "Thanks (or your advice, said Gedney, and as she wont to dip her handkerchief In the brook he thought: "Who's (lechlely pretty; and such eyes! Hung my luck, to be caught by this buxom lass in such u. trim." "I must go back to tho village hotel," be said. "Not for worlds would J have Miss Mountjoy see me in this filate." "Miss Mountjoy I" cried Ihe girl, rais- \\\>' her bauds and looking horrified. "Miss Mountjoy would faint -would die on the spot, 1 think, if she were to BOO you now." "Ah, you know MissMouiiljoy," said Godney, eagerly. "Tell me something about her. Is she handsome!"' "Handsome!" And tho girl's eyus twinkled. "Horrid creature --hut perhaps you know Miss Monntjoy and are only asking questions to make mo talk. You city chaps I know you're from tho city are up to all Boris of non- Bonso," sho said, archly. "Uy Jove, this liltlo country girl knows how to Jlirt; her eyes invite a, llirtalion. Well, I'll play sweet and f-'ot all the information possible," thought: (jiuliicy, and he said: '"IVju honor. I've never seen Miss Muuntjoy. Heard considerable about lior, though." "I thought, you woro a stnuigor hero. You see, I'm always rambling about and 1 know everybody that conies to Mountjoy," said the girl. "1'orhaps you know u Mr. Harry Mil- bunk, then!' Heaven knows, ho visits bore often enough, for tho whole country to know him." "1 think 1 do," answered tho girl, iu- uocimtly. "A very tall, handsome younj" uuiu, with bvautit'ul divrkoyos and black, curly kuvir." Hubert Uoduov vviuood. Thi>- 'raise- '-er 1** tlie rouE'r ziji. •"N-o* at aii pwiy aiid a-v{7jiJT prcfi'3 — woa'-jr/t tjjisk vf ¥;.-."ra5nnir Vj yoy ti(3? "wr^nx «>* J 'j'.rje.*' ^ "if M)»«- M.<j»J*jty/y were <?nh - half a* pf*;',"y au'j '•3iaz"?23T-'i as -vj!"7>'?ll I •vrffi'A tyrtjy /.-ut MiibaaJ: out.* ta5d Oe'Jr^y. drai»"n OTJ by the girl'* iau^ii- ifj'-' *?V^», At Jwi«i *j.^t';'j ier frarae 'xov-jjLt^j •until la-.;^ i ji*r. -"ft'uv <So> y.vo jay^h?* }••; a-i-rd, hi- fa"*: C0;'*rij.ig. ~Jj / y/j:- tJiJ-'ji I 2 a* o;jly y;-*'s!)*'? i ;j<rivr ••*••:*• :;; ,re -.-ara- «** IH r/jv j:'<.-. I a.r--jr<- V=-.ITJ.~ ""I i;'; J'i-ira -vi vvu tJ)i«»j «•£;•.!•£ el;;* »-;•.•> '' it rzrr •Ztt'j'jZ*-' H« pasieJ tL« QST oi Sb* Kiag'.s «fX*sc-«5oa. -a-j-jk-Ji b? ftalLs •'/B*; «f hosrrvr." la V-triaUjtr. sad 'was ^Tj^v^d at '!)?'j.Ti'A oi S6!T=ra1 Araerscains """bo not oslj rcnjained in r. "I'm sure "•list Moan;;w can-jot la si to fall 5n < ; -ve "A'jtb st-<;b a street z<i!3ll*miiin. but ,' am a'w sure that you v,-jll nerer .vjaie love to her v-Lea y/,a .1*.^ her. Oovi inornicg, sir. as J cannot be of i-3V ft.eTVi<;^ to VO-J,^ "Caanot J prevail oa yoo to remain "••••-ger; it is not often one jj.'j'ls such nvl I tbsnk I will en^'y this vjjsjt !/; Mountjov." "I 5joj>; vou v/n;." aiisi-ered tae ~l'm s?jr« 1 wiiL 5f I can m%t vou •« my walk fjr^ry 'lay." he 5si<l bold- i V, w !Toy shall in%t me a^ain, if that iri •••<;••» vow any pli:a-:arv. "but :JQV.* I ;;j'iit j>i<J you gwJ-'Jay:"' a;j<i, h':r faee L'j/jj>3jug v/ith aierriibent, sh% turned ;; '/.'a V, "I can r«<«t her again," said Gedney V> himself as h<i stood lo<jkinji after the :-!unj;/ little figure. "Uy Jove, what a f!irtatio.'j h in st/^re for me' I made a favorable impression in spite of mv >.Jjo';kiHg experience. Sow, then, "I jj);j-.t walk back to the viilagy hots! and ^et m\s<;}i up all over again." M It was !ate that afternoon v.-h«a Hubert Gednev, looking as if. he had stepped fortfj from a band-box, pre- K<-M\rA him-elf at Col. Mountjoy's. The colonel, being a lover of company, always delighted when anew visitor appeared. -Glad to see you. glad to see you," cried the colone'l, in his jovial rnun- ner. At this moment there was a rustle of woman';- garmei!t-> at the door and the colonel continued: "Ah! here^ Lottie. Lottie, Mr. Oedney— my daughter Mr. Gednev-" "Great heavens'" fell "audibly from Mr. Gedney's lips, as the young lady before him bowed with the utmost dignity. "SVhat ai!« you, Mr. Gedney? Do you not feel weil?" asked the colonel. '•i'ou look as jf something had fright- '•ried you, "said the vounjr lad v, demurely. He should Kay something had frightened him. The young ladj* before him was the little country girl of the morning. "I— I don't feel very well," stammered he, in answer to the colonel. "Oh. a little fatigued, J suppose. That's nothing. You IPs feel belter after you've had your dinner. It will be nerved in a few ruiuules," said the hospitable colonel. Swallow a mouthful, with eyes, that were laughing at him now, upon him! lie would choko sure. "Xo, I thank you, colonel. I haven't lime — to .slay — to dinner," he stammered. "J was only p;tsssin;r —I must HUV good-by and be olT," and Mr. Gedney was oil before the colonel could reply, but as ho Hew down the steps Miss Mountjoy's laughter reached his "Has tliB fellow taken leave of his senses:"' cried the colonel. "What are you laughing al Lolliur" And Louie explained why Mr. Gedney ''hadn't time to slay." — Exchange. Ctilll'ornlu Gallantry. All the native Californians of early days were given exceedingly to gallantries- most notably, perhaps, the l j icos, must of all Don J'io 1'ico, this last of the Mexican Governors, who is .slill Jiving at Los Angulo.s. A Frenchman, who then kept a tobacco-shop under tho old Holla Union Hold, had a, very handsome wife, who lived in another slreut (sho was removed to rooms behind the shop after the occurrence lo be related); on cither side tho doorstops of the house wore large, nguros of lions, carved from wooTl. Kvory uno know Uioy were lions, because the man who curved them said they wore. For the rest, llioy boro quite us much resemblance to lurkoy- gobblors. One day tho tobacconist, who mid boitn away to buy stock from a vessel anchored at Hun I'odro. relumed homo unexpectedly very early in Ihe morning, and, on tho threshold, met Don 1'io, who gave a. grout jump at sight of iiis involuntary host, The Frenchman dissembling wilh artfully feigned soliciluilu, bogged lo know if Don I'io woro ill. "Oh, no— no, indeed! not that; dear fullow.your lions uro so lil'u-liUu thiit they really frightou- I'd mi:." I'uper Ituri'uls. Paper barrels are no\v being made in England and lind ready sale. The fuelory in which they are made has an historic interest. It is at lioxmoor Herts, uiul is known as Two Wntors mill. U was olio of the first paper- mills erected iu England, uud wag suvrtt-d ilurliig the reigu of Queoa Eli- C'""',. feea be SsaJIr ]&ft Parif.a pr>js«rit>w a? a foo'inaa- B« vf.3j-d 5-5 cbeatel "Cojoael'1. as nsy grandfather "^a? a^vrays «all«-i -sra? a ^ra-diate of Urvwn Uaivtriity. asd "a in.aa of scholar]/ tast«?. H« p«i~&£~ei a dia- tBoni *div5oa of Latin elassies wblcb always w^nt •with him 5a bis caiaj.«3-!-£a.£, aad wbieh 5* f':33 preserved !a tb?faxa- ly. In mattiers of art he was E P"}?.V:"?. ^>f tb* p3'r'icr-;s sa the jr of LtutesBboary ie rc-ajarks Ja faj's •diary: Tb«! oM pj^tsres are considered the i^st, I cannot think ~by." *•! r^zo ember biru as verr ta;3, sV>op- sn^ a liiiie. -si-jtb vs-hll* kair aa<l iniid blue eTes,-»-h3eh matched tvell "hiifcom- j*','Se-d speech and jnanntrs.'"- —Julii Ward ffxnc-e, in Kt. SMt'dat. An Extinct Tribe's Lost Historj-. ivbo rtc*ativ talked ie chief tbrou^b an ID- t*rpr<.-t«;r i*J3s tbt fc']]v»'JD^: I Lad taktn a facc-y to an Iiciias nam? whicb I ha^l hcar'l — Ana-larko. I* was so velv«,-iy that I caught iays*3f repeating it. S'j vrbea I was pr^SJjr;t«d to the c-hief of the Coaiantb-'?j — I bar* forgotten his name— I asked hira about "the Anadarko tribe and leanjed that 5t vras extinct. .Some fifty years ago the people of it were 2,0->J itronjj. and were warlike. and men and women of remarkable physique. They did not affiliate with other Indian?. They began to dwindle from disease. Ever}* time there was an epidemic they seemed to suffer more than any other tribe. They disappeared almost imperceptibly until at last bat two were left, and one of them was a chief. He and his sole subject were very devoted to one another as long as the'subject lived. After his death the chief remained about his old grounds, always dignified, and always independent." He had enough to live on without asking any help from any one. He declined the friendship of other tribes, although offered a home with the Co- rnanches. About a year ago he was found dead. With him passed away the last of the Anadarkos. The history of the tribe, except what was told by the Comanche, is lost. I made it a point to make some inquiries about the history of this people of oflicials whose business it is to know, but the}* had no records on the subject. I asked through other interpreters of Ihe various tribes but received no information. There is a town on one of the reservations in Oklahoma known as Anadarko. An Indian school is located there. But there are no records about that place which throw any more litrht on the tribe than what I have related". There floes not remain a single mound to mark the spot where any of the tribe are buried. The resting place of the old chief who died in his loneliness, and so like an Indian, is also unknown. — (J/iicayrj Tribu'tie, WIFE-SELLING IN ENGLAND. In 1'erfidliiun Albion JIUHlmnds Seem to "Cun th'e Family. A man named Brouchet led his wife, described as a. "handsome young woman," into the cattle market at C;~n- tfjrbury, says Tid-Uits. He proposed to hand her to the auclioneer, to be "put up" in the ordinary course of business, but the knight of the hammer declined to have anything to do with "cattle of that description." Not to be beaten,the gallant husband hired a sheep pun for 6d, and leading his better half into it by means of the usual halter, tried to dispose of her by private contract. Wives were not, however, in active demand, and it was long before hu obtained a bid. Eventually, however, 5s was offered by a. young townsman, and at that price Ibe woman, apparently well pleased, changed hands. in Ihe year 1872 a very curious case was investigated in tho west of England. On the 5th of July in that year a smartly-dressed woman, apparently of fair social position, applied to tho Kxetor magislrales for a summons against her former husband for refusing to support his children. She explained that Ihe defaulter had sold her to the man with whom sho now lived for £50, and had undertaken to support two of tho children. For some reason or other ho had refused to carry out the undertaking, and the applicant roquuslud Iho bench to compel him to do so. Tho justices wisely enough declined lo interfere. in ]88J, during Ihe hearing of a school hoard caso at Pcipon, & mother admitted lhat she had boon bought from a previous husband for 25 shilling. 1 '. 8hn had assumed tho name of her purchaser, and assured tho bench that sho "had n proper stumped paper to show for it." Documents of this kind—moral halters, capable of demonstrating tho legality of tho transaction nftor tho hempen one was removed— an) of frequent occurrence. In J884 a brick- niakor sold his wifo on Peashohne Greon. Yorkshire, for 18 pence. An account of the transaction was drawn '••i bristling with tho "as aforesaid," /'why" and the "wherefore" of i phraseology, and four persons ptMSBJJt d"ly signed it as witnesses. TM Uullos appear to have vorv s.BiTcmav-? and Esttl^" is iir€ ****** D fJ ^J"l T'iTSu? S""j ^ "£T^'*u*}C'"3'i iS-^t* 1 ? bats-iiiy. tat vfth just s t,-.-*ta -:-f E=- 5T3333t.'S •sar^lssn:-'''-' 1 - Of c-;*»-ar~?, 3? icaa risfe? bl? lif° •witis-.'"* tariar- "as- iess be is ?;rea of it—sad ia tJisi cs~e t-iirT-r I: HO *p^''£'»I n}'t-7it iD ri5i3Ii-"---r after death- Bat i-eslly to eujc-y life V> the atm-'n. z-ad pnl'it sil :*-" pf-Tii wear a baafc^e cf a tress JLai iBv-aas honor—tbai rakes uerre. 220 t-j do it Triti a ?ia5ie. 2.-- tao'c-r'h it -a-rr* C'2-e of Ib*: 1 polfl'; C'O-jTeDtl^Ti* c : f Iif-? '•'"Iii'cli ar-B more of taat phyik-a] imj-ei-i'arbab;--- S6:55 *A-h3';li tre call "Eervr"—it dt- maads a £t*2.dfa.?t -j/jrit- So ifl tliese stetc-h*-;, -n-ben -sre rea<i of Lord WiU'ani Ber----for<I ridicg in to tlse rery fac-e of death Jo snaicL a *»'oi"i3'J'«3 S'T'rC'stjl froia tie onc-c>-'uin'." Zul--,--rp f*?*] a.dmiraiioii fvr his humanity. And -alien vre rea-i that the wounded man refused :o go with binj because it vroold endanger two 15-res iast-jad of bringing ipevftable death to one—-"ve say he also is a brave man. But wbc-n 5i is added that Lord William "swore with clenched fist that he -svould punch-the vronnded man's head if be did not allow* his life to be saved." the M'uch of immor brin-rs the **rhole scene within the range of our sympathies. It is not a play any longer with actors of another race, but a bit of ordinary, every-day life made idea. Then we say: -He is a hero.* Then a third man appears, Irish .Sergeant OToole. and be shoots down the pursuing Zulu,who are at the very heels of the overburdened horse, and tbe three comrades to-reiber at last reach safety. By and by the British troops sail home, but the news of the brave deed had long preceded them. Lord William is summoned to Windsor to receive the Victoria cross. Purely he had earned it doubly, but there is" room for even more "stuff" in such a. hero. He will have no honor that he can not share with OToole, and the Queen knows valor when she sees it and gives two Victoria crosses. Then we say: "Here is a hero who is not only humane and brave, but generous and modest, and withal he has a sense of humor. Why, he is riot what the books call a. hero—he is a man, every inc.'i of him, and I would like to take his hand and tell him so." —Lift. The Blind Chaplain. Bog-r.-—Did you know that the chaplain o; congn-ss was blind? Fogg.-?—That's all right: no chaplain would stay there who could see the work that was cut out for him.— S. Y. Truth. "A SUCCESSFUL MAN." What Constitutes u Successful Iran—Some IntHrcstinff Examples. "There goes a successful man." When lhat phrase is heard it probably means one who has attained unusual wealth. It is understood that our English cousins show more curiosity to see some of America's men who are millionaires fifty or a hundred times over than anything else we can show them. Yet success is but a relative term. Henry Wilson, for nearly a. double score of years prominent in Massachusetts politics and in both houses of Congress, was so poor that when elected Vice President on the ticket with General Grant his friend Charles Sumner hart to lend him to pay his expenses to and in Washington for the inuguration. But Mr. Wilson certainly was a successful man. Longfellow, with his busl in Westminster Abbey and his songs in the hearts of the civilized world, was grumlly successful, though, perhaps, Commodore Vanderbilt, with his accumulated millions, wouldn't have thought him so. General Grant, dying relatively poor, and General Sheridan, leaving only some life insurance and a prospective pension, would scarcely be set down as unsuccessful men! The phrase is indeed relative. Two substantial farmers were once on a train which stopped at Concord, Mass. One said to the other, "Isn't this where that feller Emerson lives?" "Yes," was the answer, "and I'm told that in spite of his peculiarities he's a man of considerable property." This was his idea of success for Ralph Waldo Emerson! There is a splendid success in the ownership and management of a great daily newspaper, yet not the sort of success attained by Phillips Brooks. There is success in the control of a great banking house, but Agassis was also successful and ho used to say he "hadn't time to make money." There is success in standard life insurance in many ways — success to tho oflicials whose hono'rahle record and wise management have put them at the heads o'f these magnificent institutions and success for every policy holder therein. If tho policy holder dies early he maj leave a fortune to his dependents; if he lives l(nig ho ma} 1 enjoy the fruits of his forethought, All the while he is aiding others, "and. others arc aiding him, and that comes pretty near being brotherly love, common sense and worldly SUC-TOSS rolleil together. There arc 4,500 wc-men in'E who make a liviijg by typo setting. -rr-h *T fc tie Atlssis .fwrr,*!. He's <-r b?V,-3fiE 2 if? J. A- B. Tay;-»r. 1,0 rvi»« bvlfce E2SB? rji Dr. Alex- "sisT. f:si*5 fee w"i5 ovrssfft by Dr. IB ih'e feak-rou •f r-WiSafflacKri. Tie ran-ler is •"»*- f or Hjpre rsa5on5 than oue. 5-2 -Lr firs-- pjic» fee is ?3 oM that he itst? --rrT-j ifrf -n-^b c-S hi* feet, and has }•:»•• I tar *~? a*a<J ail interest in asr-^c-jat- r?r £ee=~e. For forty-three •5 ae £s5 *rsi2'dered it about Tivo'a. " " "i old 3£e he is tougher titazj s TMa--"-ero=. aid a? ug!y as a pik «f fc:'tQ'*-i33'Je sin. since bis feath- *?is sr* all 'Tir-asn-r the wrons; way. He is e-Lkk-J dG'£t.'-ir for short.and it i? pret- fr £-f3-;rs.ljT conceded that he i? ?orn--- tiiSsr of a q--ac-k. When be was y-mujg si)3 stroar of -wiog he followed his mi«t-T alfab'jat th~e farm, flying after bin --rbe-3 he rode bis horse and walt- 3E£ b?sMe bam with great composure •aira h? was afcwi. but now that old are has ?eUled ujwn him he hangs tbe h<>ase acting as a watch thinking of the (lays that are past and "rsae, for he has seen more day* perhaps than any goose that ever "jT-Hi. vrjjh !fae possible exception of tb?oTi« ibat laid the golden egg. or those thai saved Rome in the days o f Tbe d-'>etor. as I stated a?»ve. is a Sne- -sratch dc<^. and no one ever dares l.-» <--"'me about the house uniess he snakei it known by yelling".-: ilie t<>;-"f his voice, and i! the stranger kueps ad- van?i*3z the old fellow sail* ri-^ht up ""• him. bites his legs and beats him wit! his win^s. Much of the doctor's tim is £riveif up to reflection,for Mr. Taylo says he lives in the past almost entire iy.' He is a historical goose or gander, s to speak, and he has more to think o than many other In the day of his j-reen goslin^hood. before he fa*- gan to "take much interest in politics he use<l to hear occasional remark about the adinini.-Jnitiou of Prcsidta Zachary Taylor, and then he used t< stand around on one leg when he wa a few years older and listen to th overseers and planters talk about C"ia\ and Webster while they swapped tc bacco. and while he slowly winked hi= bright blue eyes a= he listened. He heard of the death of Webster in 1852, but he has Ion;: since forgotter it. He was a full-grown 'when Pierce was elected preiideni, and he often hissed at the nearoes as the-* passed, little dreaming ii;at 1}-^would cause great trouble to com upon the south in which he lived. II, waddled around after his n^t.-ter -.1 1853. and heard the wonderi-sl new about the cable establishing direct am quick commueication between Americz and Enghuid, and still he was Lulu a;-' hearty, fearing neither Christmas time nor Thanksgi\ ing day, for in f-ariv lifi he swallowed :i rabbit foot and a buck eye,and he was thus saved from molestation. He heard the excited discussions going on about Lincoln and the split "in the democratic party—he heard the talk about secession anil he .saw score of men going off with thc-ir truns—bu he did not bother his head about it all for grass was plentiful if corn was not and he concluded that a bisr hunt wa on docket. He heard war talk until he was sick, and he heard of Lincoln's as sassination and that of Booth following close upon his heels, and he notice' that men were less plentiful than thej used to be, but he rejoiced that he was not so often penned up, and did no bother his head about the tears o widows whose husbands lay dead on the battlefied. Oh,no, he was only a goose and he could not fully appreciate al these things, but stilf he saw them.anc soon afterward when deviation epreat its black pall over the .stale" an< radicalism ran riot he was there to suf- for with his friends, who were of'ter hungry, and the only thing that, saved the "doctor's" life was that he was regarded as too tough a morsel for even a hungry Georgian to eat. When things r-uieted down the •doctor" was growing old and remainec more about home, taking little interes in the politics of the country until h'i< people all went wild at the "election o a democratic president,which event lu celebrated by biting everything am everybody who came within reach o his bill. And now this remarkable old gander is listening to the joyful newi that we are to have another" democra tic president, and he will talk to yoi about it, for when his master calls Oh, doctor," he'll answer, "Ah-ha' and then when Mr. Taylor says: "Tile democrats are going to win a °-ain Uock, he shouts "ah-ha" at the ton of his voice and chuckles to himself in glee at the prospect of such a thino- and shouts again and again: "Ah-ha-ah ha-Iknew it-I knew it." Doctor Alexander is the most remarkable bird that ever walked on Georgia soil and ±J^':,^ ^'---<-^ send h'^To COLD IS SCARciT the in ne , Yield Les8 T han Formerly- Amount That J/as Been Mined. W^r'' 6 I s n °J° ke aboilt h > affirms the Son of"? 0 " '^ Th ° K" ld l 3 '- (Jll « c - tion of the world is steadily i Ureas- car i yca , r V year - and - w ery long hefore the supply is snm soon expanding commerce. Of tim, to mne, but 'lhv?™m sae igrly we Sad that' ti* e sr*k a -srliole weighs Sre time? a.* saor'j,' water, wfalse t&e roc-is fnnaici J •crast are only abo-st I-K-O asd ^ a i.j. is heavv.^5 -Bra**--. " secured by the —^ ....-^»,. „: metal of Ophir.t-iie fable of g; Alexander the Great brr.--^^'^! ?5'I*'*.*3'W. v*5) of "rold fr-*>--ci P«-fi;« "" also came froai" Arabia atui "f^ middle of 'Africa by trav o f t V, But all «f these fanso*-? S-I-Q ply -were 3<3si2 ago esl 'Brazil, i-rbsch only tras the richest of 2 is now cease-1 is now cea-.-r.-3 to b? j ar<re i» Tbe total .o-itj.-jt of°tbV that part of th«-,r,r3d'f ro ' metal from that part o. the end of the sixteenth c-eatVrr ni-!vr is estimated at"" the famous sold coast of Africa do?'! not at present yield as j-a-ar-b a.? All a . tag •»!,,, f~iii| nj 0re in prpfer not at present yie-.i as j-a-ar-J-i a.s it--,) t>9)3 year. Yet tbe dark «»nt'inen[ wa-? formerly noted as the <i"-<-fii-T'ol gold. M-immies. have bee a ousiy found ia Egypt with _„ necklaces aud other ornaments of mefaL Herodotus tells us of loaded his 'prisoners chains, that substance oom-non thai, bronze, even worn for ornament to sold. The treasures b queen of Sheba to Sol-i __ mast have been of enc-rm->-j« raj^ Since the year 15 O Africa bar pro', ducc-d about ^5>'<.0».''>.i ^'sorth o! gold, but the supply is iK-ariy u»ij up now. The supplies of gold drawn fr-jai the United .-Mates are steadily dimini-li'. ing. It i- she same way with Australia, which has yielded for the worljy use. ab-::;t ?3.3y.i,'.»'.'."» worth of the metal. Not less Shan ^T.-^Ji.'.rtVt.i)).) w.jriJj of g.'ij.i i::;:- U-.'.•:; dug ;ri all coun. ines since Columbus discovert Vc-a, 4-;0 year* ago. A Ponmiiji City. Durin-r oar recent cnii^e, writes i Va!Kia:i'( isiaa-1 correspondent, wt went ashore on a «--'-ue-tered islanii to view what the captain called a "penguin city." Sure enough, the whole island, comprising: perhaps fifty acres, was laid r>ff in 'reirular squares hv s:r-."-:s rn:ni:i;g at 'ri<rlit a::irl«.*j. 5lie, "in*.-! -trai'jht and true a* c .-.-.irvi-yor vjuJd have drawn them. A - is ivell known, penguins s;v-nd their lives on Uie water, except during the hreedin; sea»ou. when they are obiiired to seet the shore. You will hnfdly believe i:ic. hut ii is nevv-rth'-it-s- true, that the birds not only lay out their city in block* but p:ck up ril! the loos? stonci till the whole place i- as smooth ns i i.-'::trd iloor. Then they lake pw.«e-. siou in c-ouples, each ]*air ieiectiug i home site—not to build A nest But merely to preempt a particular spot on the bare ground. The hen !ay> one eiru' a-i-l onlv one, and during the time of incubation tbe male bird brings her food from the sea or sits on the egg awhile himself if she wants to go oiit and take a swim. But in this case, as in many others, virtue is not -Mt5 own expending great reward," because the lady penguin* • grow so fat and sleek under the good care of their faithful husbands that they are the more eagerly hunted at that particular season. The old bird' are too tough and fishy to be relished by man or beast, but the tender young' matrons are in great demand both for their oil and flesh. Even the eggs have an oily or fishy flavor and taste as hens eggs mi^ht" ii cooked in kerosene. The penguin is by no means a handsome or graceful "creature. He has , wings like' any other bird, but they | are altogether too short to fly wilh, though they may assist him somewhat in waddling over the ground. When in the water he has no use for wings because his broad feet, webbed like . those of a duck, propel him rapidly. I There are several varieties of them, fne ' largest, called the "Emperor Penguin," weighing from twenty-live to forty pounds. It is funny to see a. colonyol these ungainly bird's marching up and down their streets like soldiers, all the time standing erect and maintaining an air of great dignity and importance. ' ; Worth. Accorhing to o. fur-away stony, it was Patti who carried the name of Worth into high places. This was in the Go's, when the om pi re was at its height. Patti was invited to the Tuil- li'ries, and Worth made for her a frock of white, palo green tulle, and fringed with lilies of the valk'y. The era- press was so enchanted with the frock, '.iun she commanded it to be copied for her. A procession of imperial beauties—the Princess de Metternicb,. Anna Mural, Mine, do Pourtnle-- iciided for his door. Tho reception \v:is attended that they did not lint.- MSS in review by Worth', ho ruthlessly •upprc-ssing a. diamond ornament here, i ilouncu there. But Worth's great -'•rviee has been to tho world at largo:!'-• banished crinoline, and cut off the rains of street drosses. His first short Iress \vas made for the Empress Eu- jiMm!, and she woro it on A visit to the •uip-'ess of Austria at Vienna. As she ti'ppetl from the carriage the emperor 'f Austria caught sight'of her pretty •el, and turning to his wife, who was in the arm of Napoleon III., ' u - ir ' mired: "Elizabeth, for pity sake dont how your feet."— New York " " V Year's Drinking in Great Tho United Kingdom Alliance hW •cording to its annual custom, pu»| ished a. statement of the amount Ql i-inos, spirituous liquors and boor con-, unied in Great Britain ami Irol .uriug the year 1881, and it shows •i!! for intoxicants to be a pretty s one. Tho total spent in iutoxicat ilrinks during tho twelve months w»» einisideralilv over §700,000.000— an «V«; era go of sji's for every man, und child in the country, or •;vory tamily iu the course of t The bill for 1891 wus nearly * .i-a-iitev tluuithe bill for 189), 'ncreusc was not more than ••vould imturally ari&o from of po lig '.'.I/. I?"

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