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m THE UPPER DBS MOINE8. ALGQNA. IOWA. WEDKEDAY. AtfGPST 6, 1891 a N6W AND NOVEL. manufacturer of Artificial food for advertise* in this tnanncf: •'Jfie* •ttf food—every baby its own mother." At & military dinner in New York the other evening the ice cream fame in th« form of cannon balls, guns, swords a drum*. The first blood Nbed in the civil war waft «n April 19, 1801, ftt3nltlmore,'Md.j when Lutbtf d.a.odd and A. O. Whitney, of Lowell, itoss., woro shot, Sergt. Charles Campbell, of the seventh cavalry, who was shot through the jaw at the Wounded Knee flght, is a curiosity. Be c&fries $150 worth of gold in the great bole tnade by the bullet. A Chinaman in Ban Francisco has in* troducod something new in the credit line. He bought a wife on time and has now got himself into trouble because of hla (allure to pay the debt. Travelers in Ceylon are astonished to discover that the men there are far more graceful than the worn on. They are better looking, also, and dress more stylishly, while the women work in the Holds and become coarse and homely. Registering at the hotel Is trying work <«r the average groom on his wedding tour. In Pittsburg a young husband, in his excitement and embarrassment, wrote "man and wife, Sewickly, Pa.," and When the clerk called his attention to the mistake ho bashfully apologized, saying ttiat ho "wasn't a traveler, anyway." "Sonor" is used when the family name Alone is mentioned. "Don" is the prefix •f honor for the Christian name. "Sonor" nay bo used before the two names when it IB desired to distinguish one member of • family from another, although the form Is colloquial only, but can never be placed before the surname alone. "Don" must be followed by a Christian name. The Milan Musouui has recently tome Into the possession of a remarkable clock. This unique time-piece is made entirely of Vreud crumbs. A poor Italian workman toado It. Every day ho set apart a portion of his modest meal in ordor to carry •at his curious project. The broad crumbs i»ved b^r him ho hardened by the addition •C salt, and at last bid tedious task ig completed. ,... WITHOUT CONNECTION. A New Englandor boasts of a bod spread that was woven in 1750, and has boon tandod down from generation to generation over since. The Burlington, N. H., Independent DOWS of a spot on Haystack mountain at IIUH never boon known to bo uncov? •rod by snow than twenty foot deop. At Mansfield, La., u farmer shot a moth- Mr fox and took the young ones, four in •umber, homo. Ho gave thorn to an old •*t, and she is now taking the boat of oare of them. The Boston Transcript wants to know What people moan who use tho phrase "quite a few." They think they moan a food many, but it really means tho opposite—a small few, so to speak. Tho Now York Press says that hot water k the natural scavenger of the body. Those who porsorvo in drinking it will find not merely the promised reduction of obesity but a surprising clearness of tho complexion and a feeling of general rejuvenation. It has been calculated lately that the tleotromotive force of a bolt of lightning is •bout 8,500,000 volts, tho current about 14,000,000 amperes, and tho time to bo *bout 1-20,000 parti of a second. In such •m bolt there is an energy of 2,450,000,000 watts, or 3,384,102 horso power. Reuben Field of Kuyottoville, Mo., is •Mid to bo tho greatest mathematician of 'the age. Ho is forty years old, has'had no •schooling, can not; road or write and can not tell ono.figure from another, yet with lightning like rapidity can solvo tho most •diflloult problems either in simple or compound fractious, Tho wages of shop girls in London begin «t from $30 to $40 a year iu tho poorest •kinds of stores. Tho girls begin work at •tho average ago of seventeen years. In tho high-priced shops on Bond and Rogont, •troets a handsome girl with a ilne ilguro commands from $350 to $400 a year, wuila a governess usually receives loss than half that sum. EXPRESSION AND SENTIMENT. Arohdoucon Furrar was erroneously reported as having sought admission to tho crowded court room in which Sir William Gordon Cunnning's libol suit was tried, and emphatically denied the statement in tho papers next day, adding that ho never had ouce entered tho law courts iu his life. There is a man up iu Graf ton connty.N. H., who wants a divorce because his wife talks Christian Science "morn, noon and night." Ho mu»t bo taken to that Western poet who souglsf a separation because his •pouso intorrupUid him whou iu tho throes of versifying, and often caused him to make "false quantities." Prof. Foster, of Denver, thinks that Methuselah did live to bo 1,000 years old. Long ago, before tho plauot Mercury wag born, tho ourth was much nearer tho suu than at present. Its speod was therefore much greater, and tho orbit being smaller the year must have boon quite short—perhaps only a. fow weeks in length. That ox- plaius it. Referring to Thackeray's lectures when in this country George William Curtis «ays: "The conclusion of th" lecture on George III. was by far tho most impressive passage Thackory over spoke in this country. You recall it{ Imagine the sonorousness of this passage as intoned by him; •Hush! Strife and quarrel, over tho solemn grave 1 Sound, trumpets and mournful march. Full, dark curtain, upon hia pageant, his prido, hia grief, his awful Vgedy. 1 " WAYS OF HUTTINQ IT. A man passes for a sago if he seeks wisdom; if ho thinks he has found it he is a fool.—Hebrew Standard. A Pittsburg widow hus had three husbands, each of whom was over six feet tall. She is a favorite with big men — Buffalo Express. Young men just from college who d«- iire to become journalists should apply at the press room. They can commence at the bottom in that way and work up.— Boston News. Look out for the man who begins by laying ho is not u bit superstitious. He U going to tell a ghost story that would make cold chills ruu up and down the backbone of winter.—Detroit Free Press. "Those aids to memory are all frauds," •ftld Simpson. "I used to lose my night key and my wife fastened it to my watch chain. Last night I went to tho lodge, yul when I got homo I couldn't find th* h>us«.»~N«w York Record. HOW WOOD CLOTH IS MADE. Add tat Afcftln.HM.Btlnd TrlrffigJud ' ' . Mltscherlich has applfed the bisul- phite process for reducing wood to the production of a fibre from wood which o*n be spun Into cloth. Thin boards Or laths, free from knots, but of any desired WldtVare cut, into strips In a i direction parallel !tto, the grata attd afe then boiled in a boiler containing ft solution of sulphuric or bisulphite acid. After boiling the wood it la dried in the open air, or in specially constructed drying rooms. By being thus dried, tho fibre, which is originally very weak find likely to break at the slightest strain, becomes comparatively Strong, and does hot resume its Very breakable condition on the addition of water. The operations carried out in fitting this wonderful production for the spinning wheel and the loom are as follows, says tho St. Louis Republic! Tho damp mass of pulp described above is dumped from the frame of the mixer onto a travelling endless cloth, which carries the pulp to a pair of rollers, which are sometimes plain and sometimes provided with corrugations in tho direction of their length, the ribs or cogs of one roller being made so as to gear Into the recesses Of the other, whereby they effect a simultaneous strong bending and squeezing power. Tho tiuttlng of tho material in passing through the corrugated rollers is avoided by causing the endless cloth to pass over the lower roller, and by placing a canvass covering around the upper one. The pressed mass falls from this first set of rollers onto another endless cloth, which conveys it to a second pair of rollers, 'rom which, in turn, it is conveyed to a third pair, and so on, until it has passed down six endless cloths and ihrough six pairs bf rollers. By con- Inued treatment of the wood pulp vith tho bisulphite the fibres at length >ecome as pliable and Isolated from >ach other as so many strands of coir on or wollen yarn, and is said to mako a strong and splendid thread for use In all textiles where a coarse filament is required. Tho separation of the ,extractabl« matter is usually 'done after the fibre has boon spun into threads or woven Into cloth. Prof. Wayman says that with this process it is possible for a woodman to foil a large tree in the morning and wear it as a suit oi clothes or walk on it as a carpet by evening. THE HOOFISH. OUR MOTHBR, tVI. About th* Ftrit Bow It Looki and tho Manner of Catching: It. The hogflsh, usually found in comparatively deep water, was caught by the sportsmen off the great reof at low tide, says an article in the Century. The dead coral heads, which had been beaten into a wall and formed the hiding-places of innumerable living forms, were partly bare, the water deepening suddenly to the blue depths of the gulf. Standing on this vantage ground, bearing the crawfish bait and extra tackle, with the dinghy hauled up in smooth water on the inner side, the fishermen easily threw beyond the gentle breakers into deep water; tenanted with a score of eager fishes whose savage attack upon the luscious bait only served to draw tho greater game. The bite of the hogfish was a steady strain; but the moment the hook was felt it became a game-fish worthy of the best efforts of the fisherman. Often were; our sportsmen forced amid tho breakers in their attempts to drag the highly colored and harlequin-like creature from its home into the still waters of the inner reef. With its enormous mouth the fish has a peculiarly swine- liko'appearance, fully redeemed, however, by its rich coloring and the long and richly cut dorsal fins and tail. It ranks noxt to the snapper as a table- fish. Proved Illn Capacity. Somo years ago, Gen. John W. Corcoran wus engaged to defend, before a country justice, a boy of nine years, who had been • arrested on the charge of killing a horse. The animal had been driven down hill at a very rapid pace, and, as Corcoran still maintains, the wagon had suddenly jumped forward and killed him. "Now, your honor is, of course, aware," said Corcoran, after considerable evidence had been adduced, "that until seven years of ago a child is not considered capable in law, of committing a crime; between seven and fourteen he may be" adjudged capable if capacity can bo proven. I respectfully submit, your honor, that In this case capacity has not been proven, and on that ground I iisk the discharge of my client," "That is a very good point, a very good point, Mr. Corcoran," remarked the court, sagely, and reflectively scratching his head; and for a moment it seomod as if tiro lawyer for the defense had won. • "Hut—but, sir, the horso was killed, wasn't he?" "He died,"'admitted Corcoran. The old man's eye gleamed rather too triumphantly for that of a judg-e. "And if the boy killed him. didn't that prove capacity P"—Boston Globe. peamnce Woman's first appearance, says a writer in the London Tablet, has been a faithful subject for the legend-mongers. The Phoenician myth of creation Is found in the story of Pygmalion and Galatea. There the first woman wns carved by the first man out of ivory, and then endowed with life by Aphrodite. The Greek theory of the creation of woman, according to Hesiod, was that Zeus, as a cruel jest» ordered Vulcan to make woman out bf clay, and then induced the _ various gods and goddesses to invest the clay doll with iill their worst qualities, the result being a lovely thing, with a witchery of mien, refined craft, eager passion, love bf dress, treacherous manners and shameless mind. The Scandinavians say that as Odin, Vill and Ve, the three sons of Bor, were walking alontr the sea beach they found two sticks of wood,'one of ash and one of elm. Sitting down the gods shaped man and woman out of these sticks, whitllng the woman from the elm and calling her Emia. One of the strangest stories touching the origin of the woman is told by the Madagascarencs. In so far as the creation of man goes, the legend is not unlike that related by Moses, only that the fall came before Eve arrived. After the man had eaten the forbidden fruit he became altected with a boil on the leg, out of which, when it burst, came a beautiful girl. The man's first thought was to throw her to the pigs, but ho was commanded by a messenger From heaven to let her play among the diggings until she was of marriageable age, then to make her his wife.' He lid so, called her Baboura, and she became the mother of all races of men. The American Indians' myths rela- iive to Adam and Eve are numerous and entertaining. Some traditions trace back our first parents to white and red maize; another is that man, searching for a \vife, was 'given the daughter of the king of muskrats, who, on being dipped into the waters of a neighboring lake, became a woman. tttfc CRAB AND HI9 M« Breaking l.oy-.Vains With Dynamite, They break up jums of logs In the Androscoggln with dynamite. The charge is lushed to a long pole and forced through the boiling water. The jam leaves at once. Formerly men went out on tho jura, but it was very dangerous work. Sometimes eight cartridges are exploded at once. Hazardous "Is this a fire insurance cilice?" "Yos, sir; can we write you some insurance?" "Perhaps you can. You see, my employer threatens to fire me next Saturday and I'd like some protection. "—New York Continent BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW. Bow They May Mo Made from Sand and Great Meat. It is found that a very superior quality of brick may be manufactured from the waste sand employed at the factories in grinding and polishing plate glass. As is well known, the grinding of pla,te glass is accomplished by means of wooden plates covered with iron, between which quartz sand abundantly moistened with water is brought; by this manipulation of grinding, consisting in a constant moving to and fro of the grinding plate over the plate to be ground, the quartz sand becomes mixed with particles of iron and sand, and after losing its sharpness is cast aside as waste. This sund contains about fifteen per cent, of glass particles and two per cent, of iron, is very hygroscopic, and, before it can be used for making bricks, is dried, and then pressed into the mould under a pressure of 660 pounds per 0.155 square inch, the pieces thus obtained Doing subjected to a temperature of 2,732 degrees F., at which temperature the glass enters into a combination with the sand, a new product, with new properties, being the result. The bricks thus produced, says the St. Louis Republic, have a specific gravity of only 1.5 and are perfectly white, and, as they are not attacked by acids, are considered to be especially desirable for use in factories of chemical products, particularly in those of sulphuric acid. They also resist frost, and, as shown by experiment, they possess a compressive strength of from 840 to 975 pounds per 0.155 square inch. DEATH BY ELECTRICITY. Lights Which Kill Viiat Number! of In- neots. Tie electric lights are responsible for the death of bushels and billions of flying things, the cups below the carbons being found absolutely full of them, while countless thousands die and fall to the ground. The impression that no amount of destruction can reduce the insect plague is, of course, erroneous, and it will surprise us if there is not a perceptible diminution next season no matter how many flying nuisances are drawn in from the country. The arc light is destined to play a very important part on nature as well as on animal life. In some parts of the city careful observation made last year proved that perpetual light greatly aided vegetation and also reduced the dampness and consequent malaria. Light is the natural enemy to disease in every shape, and experiments have clearly demonstrated that all the advantages of a sun bath are to be found in arc-light rays. Factories lighted by electricity are blessed with a very much cleaner bill of health than in the old gas and coal- oil days. An Aged General. Late in January the oldest commanding general in the world died in Monustir. It was Ibrahim Pusha, who last year celebrated his 100th birthday. At the time of his death he was commander of tho nineteenth corps of the Turkish army. Decades ago he was a fellow-officer with Moltke in the Syrian campaign. Both took part in the battle of Nasib. Ibraham Pasha at that time was fifty and Moltke forty. Be Become* Valuable for Bait When Shed* HU Shell. , •' With the beginning of June' att 16- dttstry springs up which gives employment to more men along the shores of NeW Jersey and Long Island than it generally known. Sign's of its awakening are then to be seen in the fish markets, in the shape of fiat seaweed-lined trays, full of wicked-looking crabs, and signs with the alluring invitation to buy "Shedder crabs for bait $1 per dozen." About that time in southern waters, and a little later in the bays around the city, the ordinary murderous blue crab feels a getttle melancholy stealing over his spirit. He sulks and hides himself under grassy batiks, and, if caught, it will be found that the shell at the sharp ends is slightly soft and yields to, the touch. He is, however, Still very, very hard around the shears, and willing and anxious to prove it. In this condition he is known by fishermen as a "comer, "and is often kept in great flat fish oars in a tideway, for, though not yet valuable, great possibilities are Contained in his wicked, lively body. After a few tides have flowed over him, he becomes the thing that draws dollars from saltwater fishermen during the season, a shedder crab with wicked intentions but limited capabilities. The shell cracks along the joints and the body protrudes at the legs and oraws. If the crab is now left in the water for another tide, he begins to undress himself, often rolling over on his back. Gradually he wriggles one leg out of the outgrown armor, then another, and so on in succession; the •hell opens underneath his body, and after much struggling and tribulation a limp and helpless soft crab lies on the bottom, a prey to every fellow-inhabitant of salt water. — New York Tribune. THE NUCLEUS BONE. Around Which Some Think the Resurrected Body Will He Built. It is said in the brief details of Emma Abbott's cremation rites that the sweet singer was reduced to tvro or three pounds of ashes, which were preserved in a silver vase, writes a Detroit Free Press correspondent. Now, it is well known that a two or even four hours' incineration does not totally consume the bones, and there is always a mass of these left, which are thrown away as refuse. . Among these human bones is one which is believed to be impervious to death or decay. It is a small bone, part of tho backbone, and is called "Luz." It is said that a learned rabbi demonstrated to the Emperor Adrian that 'water would no^ steep it, fire would not burn it, a mill could not grind it, nor could any hammer break it , The resurrection bone is supposed by many to be the nucleus of the immortal body. Hudibras wrote: All th' other members shall, they say, Spring out of this as from a seed. This question arises: Would it not be more in keeping with the importance of mortuary rites to have the bones buried in the cemetery lot, while the ashes find their repose in tho silver urn, and may be retained in the household? Even a superstition has weight in favor of an idea. Abnormal Weather. Patient: "Doctor, I've got a sore throat and a pain in my chest, and my head aches as if it would split." Doctor: "You needn't pay any attention to those symptoms, as they indicate a normal condition. If during the present abominable weather a man feel» perfectly well he is not healthy, but I can cure him."—Texas Sifting* ABOUT FINGER NAILS. What White Murks and Various Shapes Am Supposed to Signify. A white mark on the nail bespeaks misfortune. Pale or lead-colored nails indicate melancholy people. Broad nails indicate a gentle, timid and bashful nature. Lovers of knowledge and liberal sentiment have round nails. People with narrow nails are ambitious and quarrelsome. Small nails indicate littleness of mind, obstinacy and conceit. Choleric, martial men, delighting in war, have red and spotted nails. Nails growing into the flesh at the points and sides indicate luxurious tastes. People with very pale nails are subject to much infirmity of tie flesh, and persecution by neighbors and friends. Their Idea of Chlcugo. A French newspaper, published at Nantes, furnishes its readers with a very graphic, if not accurate, description of Chicago. p "It is situated at the foot of the Falls of Niagara and receives the waters of the great lakes. In no part of Europe will you find so great a city. Its boulevards are regular and as straight as its streets, which seem to have been ruled with a straightedge, and in it all railroads have termini. One is almost frightened by tho height of the buildings, in which all styles of architecture meet without confusion. About sixty years ago we first visited the Falls of Niagara, and our first stop was naturally at Chicago. Excellent hotels, very attractive people were there, and as \ve took a rapid walk along the banks of the -Father of Waters' we were obliged to avoid meeting the descendants of the companion of St. Anthony (-pigs). Now these noisy animals have their own quarter, where they are sold, and they no longer, by their squeals, disturb the public peace." Newly Discovered. A tomb containing two sepulchral urns, one of which contains the ashes of Ecloge, the nurse of the Emperor Claudius Nero, and the other those of his mistress Acte, who was converted to Christianity by St. Paul, has been discovered in Rome in the Vigna Nuova, off the Via Salara, outside the Salara gate. The tomb is the come* tery of Doinitian'a family, where the ashes of Nero himself wore also buried. The inscription mentions that Ec'loge's ashes were placed there in accordance with her request that they might be interred near those of her nursling, the omperor. Deptford was not allowed jto ring becausd the nolsfi was offensive to the majority of the property owners in th* vicinity. The case of Jonathan Jones, charged with tanrder, is on trial in Council Bluffs. Tils case has been the first on the trial list ito? thirteen years, and there have been various reasons for a rehearing. Henry George gets just $818 of th* $12,000 left him by his New Jersey admirer, George Hutchms,.fpr the spread of his doctrines. The rest has been eaten up by the lawyers, in the contest over the bequest. The paper* recently. mentioned the sad case of a discharged choister, who took a horrible revenge on the congregation by sitting in a pew and purposely singing out of tune. Whether he was indicted or not for disturbing public worship does not appear. In a case before the Court of Common Fleas sometime ago in New York a person was brought up for trundling in a carriage overhead his teething baby, both by night and day. The judge, Who must have been a married man, held that the noise was not unreasonable, and refused to interfere. In a recent English case an enthusiastic amateur played daily eight hours on a violoncello, and on Sundays a little longer sometimes. To add to the misery caused, the player lived in a flat. He was accused of maintaining a nuisance, and the judge before whom the case came decided that three hours was long enough for any human being to play on a violoncello, and the injunction issued. In Morlanwelz, Belgium, the^trustees of the church engaged a mechanic for $500 a year to climb the high tower, bring down and gild the weather cock and replace it. A written contract to this effect was made out. After gilding the -weather cock the mechanic asked for his money. There was a dispute and the church trustees refused to pay before he replaced it. Thereupon he climbed the tower, replaced the cock, then removed it again and brought It down with him. The money was refused him and he has brought suit on the letter of the contract. SHARPS AND FLATS. Green servant (to Mr. Stillman, who rings door-bdll just as an express wagon stops in front of the house)—"Yis, sorh; Miss Ward is at home. An' shall I be after telling her yez have brought yer trunk wid yez?"—Puck. . She—"I am 'afraid that bell ringing means another caller." He (imploringly) "You know there is such a thing as you not being at home." She—"Yes; and there is such a thing as my being engaged."—Brooklyn Life. Andrew Carnegie writes about the "A B C of Money" hi the North American Review. Andrew Carnegie is rich enough to know better. It is the V, X and L most people are interested In when the mighty $ is under discussion.—Scranton Truth. Anxious Mamma—"Little Dick is upstairs, crying with the toothache." Practical Papa—"Take him around to the dentist's." "H».ven't any money." 1 'You won't need any money. The toothache will stop bwt'ore you get there."— Good Nevw. A Detroit millionaire was saying to his confidential clerk the other day: "Now, I've arranged those papers for my wife and children all right so if I die—" "If you die," interrupted the secretary, "say when you die; there's no if about dying." —Detroit Free Press. What do you conceive to be the chief end of man, doctor?'' asked the freshman. ' 'Well,'' returned the professor, thoughtfully, "it all depends. If you are going in for scholarships, I should say the head; if for foot boll honors, the foot is the end to be cultivated."—Harper's Bazar. Tourist (in Oklahoma)—"Why, Mr. Harps, I am surprised to see you here at the race track, three miles from your church, on the Sabbath I" The Rev. Mr. Harps: (with dignity)—"You didn't suppose my voice was strong to reach my congregation at a distance of three miles, did you?"—Puck. i*Adf § ABOUT WAV1& WAtei- . . it is not uncommon in prose wort to read of mountainous waves. Exai Measurements seldom confirm first int pressions. Score^sby found that forty feet was 4he height from trough td orest of the largest waves measured bv him in the North Atlantic and in a cyclonic storm, when bound for Australia in the lioyal Charter. This has long been accepted as the extreme limit of wave height. Captain Kiddle, a Well known and experienced navigator, has* however, encountered waves at sea which were 700 feet high. The late Admiral Fitzroy had previously observed waves as high- and some observations made at Ascension in 1836 support these author^ itles. In 1844 Her Majesty's ship Inconstant Was scudding with her stern upon the crest and her bow in the depression between two successive waves, and the wave ahead was observed exactly level with her fore-topsail yard, just 77 feet above the water line. On the 27th of July, 1888, the Cun- arder Umbria was struck by a wave not less than fifty feet high, which did much damage. Two days before the Wilson liner Martello had a similar experience; an enormous solitary wave struck her, completely submerging the decks. The Martello was smaller, and more deeply laden than the queenly Umbria. No connection could be traced between these waves, which were referred to in the dailies as tidal waves, although of altogether di origin. In October, 1881, the Italian bark Rosina had all hands, except one man who was ill in his bunk, swept off her decks by a wave which broke on board as they were shortening sail during a heavy squall in mid-Atlantic. The British bark Undine had one watch washed overboard and her captain killed under similar circumstances. It is said that the massive bell of the Bishop rock was wrenched from its fastenings by the momentum of driving seas in a gale of wind,and the gallery containing it thickly strewn with sand, although 100 feet above high- water mark. Scoresby gave 600 feet as the maximum length of sea waves, but there are many longer. Mr. Douglas, when building lighthouses on the coast of Cornwall, noticed waves 1,800 feet long from crest to crest. CURRENT ANECDOTES. A few days ago a United States senator was conversing with the head of a bureau in one of the departments at Washington, and the senator asked why a certain chief clerk had been removed. "Well," said the head of the bureau, "he thought that he knew more than I did, which was to me incomprehensible." "Yes," said the senator, "and intolerable." They tell a story of Mrs. Jones, of Ch> cago, who visited Rome, and while there was shown some of the great marble masterpieces of the world, among others the Apollo Belvidere. They pointed it out to her as being the most perfect form of man that had ever been conceived by the brain of an artist; and the eld woman walked all around it, looked at it from every point of view, and asked: "That's the Apollo Belvidere, is it?" "Yes." "Well, give me Jones." Curafa, the composer, was very poor. His principal income was derived from a snuff-box, which was given to him about thirty years ago by Baron James de Rothschild as a token of esteem. Carafa sold it twenty-four hours later for seventy-five napoleons to the same jeweler from whom it had been bought. This became known to Rothschild, who gave it again to the musician on the following year. The next day it returned to the jeweler's. This traffic continued till the death of the banker and longer still, for his sons kept 11H fllA fI*n/4-! + 4nH *« 41 A. .1 . ..» up the tradition, to of Carafa. the great satisfaction but- SHARP POINTS. There are sermons in stones and tons hi the contribution box.—Puck. When employers cut down their employes usually cut up.—Biughamton Republican, The ninn who is unfaithful with one talent wouldn't do any better with 10,000. •—Ram's Horn. Funny, when a man starts on a business career the more checks he receives the •ooner he gets there.—Biughampton Leader. Primus.—"Isn't she a distant relative of yours by marriage?" Seoundus: "Yes. I am her fiance twice removed."—Harper's Bazar. Two Milwaukee dentists have dissolved partnership of twenty-three years. They could not pull together any longer.—Yonkers Statesman. Jones: "How did you become deaf?" Brown: "Oh, I was born that way. I wanted'but little hear below, 1 end I got it."Texas Sittings. "Can you lend me a five, Jack?" "I can; here it is." "I can never repay your kindness?" "Never mind, repay the«v« and let tho kiftdnejs vod item. Proof or tbe Enrth'B motion. Take a good-sized bowl, fill it nearly full of water and place it upon the floor of the room which is not exposed to shaking or jarring from the street Sprinkle over the surface of the water a coating of lycopodium powder—a white substance which is sometimes used by ladies in making their toilets, and which can be purchased of any dru t <?ist. Next, upon the surface of this coating of white powder make, with powdered charcoal, a' straight black line, say an inch or two in length. Having made this little black mark on the surface of the contents of the bowl, lay down upon the floor close to the bowl a stick or some other straight object, so that it will lie exactly parallel with the charcoal mark. If the line happens to be parallel with a crack in the lloor, or with any stationary object in the room, this will serve as well. Leave the bowl undisturbed for a fow hours and then observe the position of the black mark with reference to the object it waa parallel with. It will be found to have moved about, and to have shifted its position from East to West—that is to say, in that direction opposite to that of the movement of the earth upon its axis. The earth, in simply revolving, has carried the water and everything else in the bowl around with it, but the powder upon the surface has been left behind a little. The line will always be found to have moved from East to West v which is perfectly good proof that everything else contained in the bowl has moved the other way.—St. Louis Republic. Marriage In Sumatra. Among Kubus of Sumatra the tender passion is most prosaically dealt with. It would seem that delicate susceptibilities have but slight chance of development among so untidy, so thriftless a people. Their lives are seldom marked by progress; they seem content to go on their ways exactly as their forefathers and foremothers have • traveled. Very simple indeed is the marriage ceremony, says Harper's Bazar. A Kubu youth, having settled in his own mind his choice, interviews the parents of the maiiien, mentioning what he can offer in return. If late bargains of the itinerant trader have been gratifying, he may have in hand a knife, a spear, or some strips of gay cloth—possibly money, if he has acted as guide or burden-bearer to travelers; there may also be dammar and beeswax, rare fruits and favorite animals for food (a dainty snake or nimble lizard), all most acceptable in the eyes of the father and housemother. Should this queer endowment fund be satisfactorily large, neighbors are called together, who are seated with duo formality under a tree. The father of the maiden then publicly announces his consent to the betrothal, shows the presents received from the young man, and expresses his pleasure. Two enthusiastic fishermen go out In a boat and just at the height of the fun ona falls overboard. The other rescues him from the bottom and finally manages to bring him back to consciousness. "And," he inquires earnestly, as eoon as the other opens hia eyes, "did you see many fish when you down there?" T (Vital OXO

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