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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 14, 1892
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AWOFBEGARS tte Hwntw* ai* Vm- Bold and lUS JB.t"4UWT J . «* . THE UPPER DBS MOINES, ALGOKA. IOWA, WEPKKaHAY. SEPTEMBER 1-t. 1892. LITTLE POSTAL LOSE Known a« the Brotherhood of Iteaffa. "But, TJPW." Iw saafl—Jted tears came 1» ins *<TfS—'^now ihey'Te givsa ine *he ; throwflrnvai. I've been in tari TO'ik. ITC just «mie otrt -nf l £be ^hospital cm Island. And Tnt not tn it cKBsted mo "cans'', it's cot that 3 was working for a flit, ness en- They Mair be K-wwpiizecl foy Their Boldness and Openly Denounce the Scabs. They Stand by Each Other, and Share Equally What They (father In. "Please, captain, gimme a cent. Jist « penny, ST. See, I have four. Another one -Bill pet a meal at the St Andrews coffee rtand." The person addressed turned and beheld at his elb<w a sordid dirty smd unkenpt tromp-a stout jmrng fellow of twenty four or thereabout?: with the face of a murderer and tlie eh»inklng air of a sneak tiu>f. Jt was just one of the same tjpe and stripe he raw every day. Tho appeal •was coached in words be had heard time and again. But tiie night was dark, the place a lonely corner on West street ne«r the Cortlondt street ferry, and there was a veiled threat Jn the beggar's voice. With trembling hands the man placed a. quarter hi the outstretched palm of the tramp and hurried on. "What'jc git, Moxie?" came a husky voice Through the dsik. Moxle raised one dirty hand on high. "It was the prince of ;ays," he said; "one silver, shining quarter. Come, let's git a driuk." The other w:is nothing loath and the two riunk down the street turned the corner :md were gone. There xvas another listener near by. He related tlie occurrence to tlie polie-e- man on the beat, whom he knew. "Haw, that's nothing." was the reply of the guardian of the peace, "Them fellers h;is an association with grips imd by-lawn. They :ill work together and have the t.o\vu d'vided off into districts. The main headquarters of the aHsoeiatiou is at a sev^n-ccnt lodging-house on .Mulberry street kuown as the Bismarck. But the gang that works at the ferries bong out mostly at 'The Honest Man,' a saloon on the •comer of Carlisle and A\'«jst streets, kej)t bj- John Ijuwlor." DotoriiJined to iind out the ins and outs of this- strange society, the inau who had overheard strolled down to •"The Honest Alan." OH the i-oriifT of Liberty and West streets a touching figure accosted him. "Please, 'nister," it said, "could you give nie two cents to git across the terry. I v> ork in Jersey City, arnl I gat full over h<;re, sir, and was robbwl. I'll lose iny job, sir, if I dou't get over to-night. Two orjuts is nothing to you, sir. It means much to mo." It way Moxie. He bud had Us drink. That was evident to the ttntnt. "I liuvc no cluiuge." wild ilic other. •"1'lieu, go to hell!" said Moxie. •'The Mouest Man" was a Kalooii of the lowest kind- Keated on chairs, boxes and beer kx.-gs were th<: habitues of the place. Evidently they wero all (Chosen chum*) of Moxie. All drinks cost Jive c^nlj* at "The Honest Man," )jut its "special" Is its whiskey. J''or live cents you can take as much as you want, lu xli<i good old linn-is things \\ejx* even nxjre primitive. There was a tube atutched to the wljiKlyy barrel. The customer p.iid the jwice uj)d sucked on tlu: tube. 1JJ<; bartender tliougijt he !I:K! j In- rang a beJl, and tlm seiikci 1 for Kjiiriiuuus refn-.-Juucnt r^Jinqulshed his turn !<L Die tube. 'J'ii(; propriet/'ir was but t/cj willing 0» talk. "V(-H. I'm .Idhn JjiiwJor,' 1 lie said •'My plane lias a bad naim-, but; it's •only from ouvy. i am the poor man's friend, mid do u big business. Tliat.'i; all. Sec ilios(> gi'iitK?" lu; added, with n cornprelicnslvc sweeji of the arm towards UKJ drnnUi'ii. wxldcn trani|)K on every sido. "Well, Ilioso is all hardworking nu'ii. I )cr(! rostin' new." Mr. Lnwlor indignantly denied that It was the hondiiuarters of a soolety of tramps. Some of thorn apiii.'are,d to have been resting for several days. But the questioner did not mention this. At tlie Precinct, HID un- Bavory reputation of "the: Honest iMon" wus furlher disclosed. "About once a \v<?ok," said tlio Sor- goant, "we take a wagon-loud of drunks out of tho placo and havu ilu*in sent up. But thoy'ro b:iek again in a •week. Yes, wo know (hoy have an association, but of course they're mum about it to tho police." AH (ho inquirer was inunj persevering thiUi the. police., hi! resolved to investigate this beggars' eonl'e.loraiion. Press-.*! as a tramp, dirty and unshaven, lio drifted into (ho Bismarck, on Mulberry Bend, the next, night. Tin; ItUmuvk is also known as "No. 1) In the rear." Tho entrance is through u low. dirty, I'onl-smolling passage from thi! street. It Is a big black build- Ing in (ho rear, with a flight of iron Hle/M nit iljo outeldo. Inside, on tho dirty cots, some, dressed, nome undressed, and all drunk, lay some sixty men. Ono old follow sitting up on his bnnk was vainly trying to patch his trousers. Hut his hands trembled no he could not. Ail offer to assist him Hlurli.'d aii :icqiiiiint:inci>ship ihnt quickly grow under the stimulant of a pint of bo«M'. The old fellow's ii-mie. was'' Jiroclc Mitchell, and he way forty-five your* of age. Did he know of tho society Y Indeed he did, for ho had or- .-'k'aateaua gradually expai Iney. There will be no J IMs sjrrrng. They Siiy anyway Fin too old to hustle any more, and my w-rfk-. inrr hap kffled m<» dend -witn tJifan,' Bot if ycra can set "em ^rp m mtrodace you to Moxie.'" Hi* hearer intimated thnr he knew M«'i3e. • "TVt-iL 1 " continued «id Broc-k. "MoxJe ; is the boss of ti»e gong; he w.irks rbe fa-ries. but he's too ptond to hnng out, at "The Hone?t Man/ 1 ile «1eei«s here 111 a ten<ient cot and generally han.cs aj-trand Tony <'p down- slnirs. HI tatrod-noe yon t-.» Mm." Jn wnnpany of the Teter.-m, who, it apltcai-ed. really 'had injim-d his stendiaa with the society he had formed by witrkmg, the Ino^rirer proceeded down the hx>n steps and out to tie street Sure <-nouzh, Moxie. Jlie prond one. was found. He was l>ing on th> giratiug at the fa.titlly entrance of the Knloorf <m the corner of Mtilbeiry street and the P.3wery« pcac«full> sle<7Jing off his tntoxiRation- He growled somewhat at being a-roused, but the offer of a drink ap- peaBed his wrath, and he led the wny to tb<» he;tdquarters of the centre section of the society, two saloons, Nos. 23 and 25 irulberry street both kept by ItaUans. The stranger introducwl himself to Moiie as being on-. 1 of Uie boys from Chicago, and asked for information as to the society. Jloxie was nothing loath to tell "one of the boys" all about it. "I'm do boss of It see?" he «iid, "an' Jt's called de Bruddorhood of Death." Brock nodded afiirniativnjy at this. "I got that narr<: out of a novel," said Moxie. "and it's a good becomes so sreat fottows aid as ^Q» tmwatered and toterf eres wlfli tie fmjbQons of he heart M«i hare besh fewwn t*« eo without water Sor f orty-^^it ootira, rat the wudltitcis were tBfforent from those of the df*ert A Saa^FiaJieisoo who wan taken from, a water- ship, bad been wrtfoout water '<»r f onrtc'cn days, saTe saeJi scanty \ supply as be could lick from tie sj>ars ; n the form of accnnmlated' dew, rt'hen tomd, this mail's tiiroat was actually closed tip, and before .an en-: jfince to his stomach was obtained by n-oper medical means, ti»c poor castr jway died. - ; • : When it comes to a question between the dfingers of desert or sea, .the natives hi these parts much, i.irefer the as Twing safer than pie desert, OJ'C. "You continued the head of the Brotherhood of Death, "dire was so much comperttsbun in de blzness and blowin' on ea<-h other tliat a feller couldn't make twnpiaice a w«'pk at it So dw mug here'"— he point<»d to Itr. - "got up the society a y«ir «• more. ago. We made it a rule to (stand by each oth-T, to share what w<> got ijud to divide the tx<wn into fiectieins, e-ach man a section to himse'lf. "It worked beautiful. But old Brock hadn't the nerve for to bu captain, ar-d the boys fired him .n "l^etc'l me,. I'm boss yem bet If you wants to join it'll cost you »2 Hiishinafihun, and 3'11 learn yer der signals and give yer a post But if ye>u don't join I'd advise you not to try to work :ray part of this town We're dead sore on scabs and you might get hurl. "It's a great scheme. De- Bnidder- he-od of Death has infloonce, too. anei we gits yer off the Island if you're pinched. So you better je>in." The candidate said he'd ihink ovei it, and the conference ended with another round of drinks. Further inquiry developed the fac that Moxie's boast was no idle one The ablebodied beggars are banded to get her for wc-al or woe. They stand by each other in all thuius, and share alike in the pfonts of the day, saving what is spent for drinks during work ing hours. A well-known Italian looks after their interests In the polio e.'ouj-1-s and the society has a member ship of about 300. But Moxie is only the nominal head There are wheels within wheels, even in a beggars' society with a bloexl- thirsty name. Moxie may have the power to blacklist old Brock Mitchell because he woj-ked, but lie is not the real head. —New York World. and threat become fee-Hag ®ce a <&^ t grows di* aad Iwrd. " ' wto. ai" Uie braan inita We weak- fliat She Maryland was .. Btonietta- Maria. In -the «bsrt.e£ HS ^ , - • ^^y&^SfSS^ Postmasters Ordered to,Strictly *£?£££ 2 Obey the Eight Hour ; Law. AYinds on ths desert can as fatal ^ n effect as tlie veriest tiurricaiM 1 on. m-ord. A long continued snnd-Btf»nn Iwils death ah 1 along its Create. This d is so oppressive to section hands of trans-continental railroads, that they. wear goggles for the protection of their eyes. The sides of telegraph poles exposed to the prevailing desert winds are leterally eaten out by Hie constant friction, s;nd the station windows on the windy side 'are quickr/ turned into ground glass by these sand blasts. In crossing a desert a fragbt car containing supplementary water tanks is attached to the locomotive. Stationary water tanks are unknown on tho deserts except in rare instances. the ...j.— -, The territory of She Oawltaas was .granted *» »K- FreiieTi settlers la lew, and as-JDed after Ktoff G*e*rce U - , _ for -fee sontbmi state of \reor- was £iven to m th? gia. The name «f that sisSe aewaajvfivery, . tsrJgmal charter-» was cemsidered The Mayfte land *£ New BngbmeV IWD! was a3so a descriptive name.^ formed irem two French words, r sad •"mesnt." meaning green Questions Relating to Country Offices Put to ', Them. Uncle Sam's Employes Expected to he Enthusiastic in heir Work. Superintendents of construction, superintends of repairs, and custodians of - u „„,„ ,„. —. Co- public tuildhigs under the control of u iuc uu— is of Spanish origin the treasury department throughout the _ means "ruddy" or "mlT refer- United States, „****_»*&_ **?**£ ring to the color of the water of that comply with tlie . Kentucky Is from K«rtm*»e, an In; dian Shawneese word, signifying "me bead of a-rlver," or "lemc river." Mississippi is from the Indian Meese. meaning not "the father of lorado. The name Sweet and Sour Western Farm Journal: Nature DANGERS OF THE DESERT. J'«-riKhiii|{ I'rinvi Tltirut mill Sand Storms in u (;r«'Ut Wil'Icrix-KK. New York Tribune: The great Colorado Desert., which forms a part of S:m Diego county, Gal., recently al luivd throe [irospc'ttors to their death; These men, who wort; socking gold. di( d within a few thousand yards of un abundant water supply, simply because they made a slight miscalculation an to what was needed to cany them safely over the hot, dry, treacherous dcsi-rt plains. One of their stampeded mules died at tho edge of the wilier pool. The other mules werft found alive. Tho bodies of the men wero found not far apart, as they had fallen when overcome by the death weakness. This is only one of the thousands of instances' of the terrible possibilities of a death from thirst in these western deserts. During tho summer their average daily temperature is over lit) degrees. The nil' is absolutely dry, and a strong man cannot, count on living unless he gels water at least every six hours. Cloth covered canteens, containing several gallons of water are usual receptacles used in dosorl, marching, UJKJ IIvo qunrts a day will keep a man fei'l- ing pretty comfortable. A great danger in desert inarching is the liability of 1'mding water holes where tho night's encampment is to bo mado, dried up. Years ago General Ounby inarched a brigade or so across a forty- live mile stretch of desert in Colorado. Tint water holes along tho route were dry, and for mtmy hours the troops were without; water. A number of flic men diod on route, and many others wero carried along In army wagons at death's door physically. Tim utmost exertion of tho officers wisro needed to keep tho nion from lyin^ down nnd dying. All the dogs of UK commune! diod on this awful trip, their bodies swelling .to twice tho natural size before death ensued. Upon reaching the Grand river after an all-day march, the thirst-stricken troops Avcro allowed to think nil the water they desired. The synitons of approaching death \t' thirst are an overwhelming lassitude which rapidly increases. A kind of JUju forms over ,tho eye and partially obscui'e^i the vision. Tho mouth, feeds the pig on sweet-milk, feeds it warm and feeds it often. Nature, : therefore, teaches the value of sweet milk for plg«. She enforces the same lesson on the growth ; of the calf and every other animal. No mother who is compelled to feed her child out of a bottle, would CTtr think of feeding it milk that was hi tiie least degree soured, or even "blink.!'-' 'Lest some of our readers may not understuid the word "blink," we might here remark it is. we suppose, a Seotch-Irish word, designating a degree of acidity that is barely perceptable, being in fact the "very first stages of acidity. She knows that the result would be indigestion, and if the weather conditions were light pain to the child, trouble to the mother, and possibly a spell of sickness. Nevertheless there is a feeling among farmers that there is something to be rained by souring feed for hogs. They maintain that there is nothing that will put a •"shine" on the skin of a fattening hog equal to corn soaked day after day iu the snine water. It is also a well known fact that in the summer season nature demands acids. In a iery hot day the fountain in tlie city where clean, ice-cold buttermilk is served frcFh from the chum, will have more patrons than a beer saloon. We have a suspicion that acidity means serious damage to the young, that there is a stage when ihe kind of acidity we get in buttermilk— bony clabber —and clabbered milk is healthful. The experiment station of Vermont has recently been making experiments which seem to show that there is more value in the Lie-tic acid of buttenuilk than we have been suspecting, and we suspect that, as in so many other cases. there is an atom at least of truth in the position taken by the fanners as to the value of acids hi aiding the digestion of pigs. In this experiment it is maintained that where pigs are fed on clobbered milk as against sweet milk, the gain on the clabbered milk was l.SO pounds per day, while on the sweet milk a gain of .07 pounds only was made per day. The expert mentor also claims that recent experiments iu Germany show that tactic acid, like many of the vegetable acids, is sin aid to indigestion and has real feeding value. This is another ot' the points that needs to be gono into carefully by our experiment stations. Wo want to ascertain tlie truth and the whole truth that may be underlying tho beliefs of farmers on this nnd every other question. of the efghThour law passed" by the receut act Tennessee fe supposed to have been ' of congress, tlie full text of which is as named fre-m Tenas See. one of the follows: chief villages of tie Cherokee Indians, j "Be it enacted by Uie senate and which was located on the banks of the house of representatives of the Lulled Tennessee river. ' States of America in congress osseui- The name of Minnesota Is from the bled, that the service and employment Indian Mlnisotah. meaning "colored of all laborers and mechanics who are ^ater." i now or may hereafter be employed by The state of Nevada is named from the go^ ernment of the United Stiles, the Sierra Nevada mountains, which hi by tlie District of Columbia, or by any turn are said to have been named from contractor or subcontractor upon any le Sierra Neva das of Grenada. i of the public works of the United Nebraska takes its name from the States or of the said district of Oolurn- Nebraska river. The name is of In- bia is hereby limited and restricted t» dian eMgm. meaning "sh.-illow water." ; eight hours hi any one day, and it shall Kansas is also named from its prin- ; be unlawful for any Oncer of tho United cipal rirer. A tribe of Indians, for- states government, or of the district merry hi that locality, were known as of Columbia or any such contractor or the Koiiw or Kecvs. and the state is subcontractor whose duty it shall be eralty consider the postofficc « fieiently crmdueted? Docs the postmaster study tti e tal laws find regulations, and ^ properly observe them ha coDdut.*!!^ •Hie btisine«s of his office? "^' Stiate how tiiitch tirri» ihe r . levotes to the duties of his .,„, done by proxy.State who docs it" •\Vhat improvement In the iicx>tal R., -ice m this locality han.becn inade«^ the present postmaster was app ( ,lak?, How can the present swviw be h Tuved lii this locality and what the chief obstacle in the way of su* mprove'iucht? Is 'the mail key kapt as rpqnlred fo i sec. 881 <-f the postal laws atid r tkms? Is the furniture BO ananged that no Devices are allowed into which In nm tying pouches or making up ~'-«. tinil matter can slip and dl& and Is die office kept clear of th^ cumulation of unclaimed niattor, a™ is printed matter disposed of as te- i quired by sections 559 and 484 ot i regulatie>iis? Are stamps cincoled aud iiosttnatfc [ng stud backstamphig done with the Ink furnished by the department, and are good impressions obtained? Docs the postmaster feel at Ubnrtr to visit ihe county seat postmaster for information or Instruction.? Is the postmaster enthusiastic In hli oflicial woik? The grading of each postoffif^ ^ ^ be made under the ffllowing heads Excellent, goo<l, fair, poor. Tlte elfr ments to enter into the rating arc the following: Cleanliness, order, keening of accounts, personal attention of the postm:ister, improvements in tlie service, knowledge and proppr observance of tltir postal laws and re.i?ilatic>n!,' and entiiusiasm of the postmaster. probably named from them. to employ, direct, or control the ser- The origin of the name of the penin- ' vices ol such laborers or mechanics to sular state of Florida is told by his- require or permit any such Laborer or s as follows: "In IST^i Ponce d<; mechanic to work more than eight hour sfiiled from France to the west in any calendar day except in case of hi search of the fountain of youth. He extraordinary emergency. first saw land on Easter <lay. and ou j "Sec. 2. That any officer or agent of account of the richness and quantity ; the government of the United States or of flowers found on the new possession of the district of Columbia, or any con- he called it Florida." j tractor or subcontractor whose duty ii Alabama is named from an ancient ! shall be to employ, direct, or control Indian tribe of the Mississippi valley. • any laborer or mechanic employed upon The name signifies "here we rest." j any of the public works of the Uniteu Ohio takes its name from the river States or of the district of Columbia on the southern boundary. The word who shall intentionally violate any pro is from the Wyandorre Indian dialect. ! vision of this act shall be deemed guil "O-he-wih," and means ' '.something • ty of a misdemeanor, and for such and great" ' j every such oifence shall upon couvic Iowa is named from the river of that tiou be punished by a flue not to ex the river from the loway In- ; coed one thousand dollars or by iiu prisonment, in tlie discretion of tlu was named also from a i court having jurisdiction thereof. name; dians. Missouri river. The word is from the Indian j "Sec. 3. The provisions of this act shall not be so construed as to in auj manner apply to or affect contractor** or subcontractors or to limit the hours Min-he-sho-shay, signifying "muddy water." Tlie nr-me of Wisconsin is of French- Indian origin. It was formerly spelled of daily sen-ice of laborers or median WORTH KEEPING. II Ti-lls Von ill ll)c OriKill of tin- Nil mi-* of tin- Slntcs. •The m.nie of California first originated in the imagination of the author of a Spanish i-enuance^,, "Ij.'s Sorgus (!(• Esplnndian." I-fere the "Island of ('alifoiTiia, where great abundance 1 of gold and precious stones is found," was described. Oregon is a name formerly givon to an imaginary river of the; "\Vest. Carver, an Anicrie-an traveler, mentions it iu 17(53. Now Hampshire was named from Hampshire county, in England, by John Mason, of the Plymouth company. The state of Massachusetts was named from the Indian word "inassa," great, "wadchuasb," mountains or hills, i:iid the suttix "et,'" meaning at or near. There are many conflicting opinions concerning the origin of the uanus of Ithode Island. SOUK; believe it to be mimed from the Isle of Ithodcs; others from lli<: I>ul<-h Hoodu Kslahat, signifying red Island. Connecticut, spelled in an Indian dialect, Qubi-neh-tuk-qut, signified "land on a long tidal river." New York is namoil from the eluke of V<n'k, the original grantee. Tho territory of Now .Jersey was given by royal chiu'ter to Sir George (iarlcret and l.en-d Berkeley. CarLoret, In Kngland's gi'eat civil war, had bravely defended the Islo of Jersey, lu the British channel, and his new possessions i» America were named In commemoration of this fact. Pennsylvania was founded by "William Pcmi, and it was tho only state) mimed from its founder. The sutl "sylvania" signllles "forest laud," unel Qnis-ooii-sin, meanhig "westward flow in?." Illinois is derived from the Delaware In.linn word "Him" or "Leni," meaning "real mem." and the soft French termination "ois." j The name Michigan comes from 111- ] dian wentls of Algonquin and Cliippe- wa origin, "Mitcha." great, and "aan," lake. Louisiana \vas named in honor of Louis XIV. of France, and was formerly applied to the French possessions in the Missi.ssippi valley. Tlie word Arkansas is of Inelian stock. A tribe of Indians, who rebelled and separate-d from the- Kansas nation, were celebrated for the fine quality of their bows. From this they were called Arc or bow Indians, and afterward "Arkansas." ics engaged upou tlie public works o: the United States or of the district o Columbia for which contracts have been entered into. Approved Aug. 1 EDUCATION OF THE BLIND. IVopJt- Who faiinot Set'Are Tullfjht to l>o Wonderful Things. It seems as though it were only in a few such cases of brilliant talent that there can be any real competition between the blind nnd the seeing, but a blind child, like one .who has lost an arm or leg, may lo.-mi to make the most of what is left of him, and to that end the Avorkrooms of the institution cltiim their full share of each day, writers Mrs. Fredrick Jones in Scribner. The boys are taught to • make mat- tressea, to cane e-hairs, and if they have ear and brain enough to he tuners, there are models by which they may become familiar with the anatomy of the piano. Tlie girls learn to knit and sew by hand and e>n machines; they embroider and make course lace and are also taught cooking on little gas stoves. Not long ago cue of them had to go home because her mother was ill, and ou her return she was heard to say, half in .ioke and half in earnest: "It was a bad day for me^ when 1 learnt to cook, for I was kept at it, all the time." The list which is kept of the occupations followed by pupils after they leave the school gives som-.,- curious reading. One of the tuners in Steinway's wureroouis is a graduate, and another was for years the* organist, of Dr. Howard Crosby's church. Au insurance broker, a prosperous newsvendor who owns three stalls, a horse- dealer, a tax collector, a real estate agent, a florist, arc all duly recorded, but the most astonishing entries are those of a lumberman, u sailor and cook, and a switch-tender. Once outside tho walls of the institution, tho pupils find their own level according to their ability; but. wherever thev may go. they always keep a friendly greeting for the teachers who huve literally led them forth, so far- as inny be-, from the sluidow of a great darkness; and those in their turn are repaid for hours of patient drudgery by the knowledge that they have helped to turn a useless creature into a .man or wouum for whom there is r 'a--place lu tho world- A POETICAL BISHOP. The printed instructions to superiu teudents and to custodians have beei modified to include ihe foregoing law. The superintendents of construction superintendents of repairs, and custo diaus of the United States govemmeu buildings throughout tlie United States are, in addition to the above genera directions and instructions, specially di rected and instructed to take tin: following action: First — To seo that the requirements of said law are fully observed and strictly complied with in regard to all persons employeel directly by the government in connection with such work as is being done under authorities granted since August 3, ISitl!, or such work as may be hereafter authorized to be done by the day on the buildings under their charge respectively. Second — To see that the requirements e tiive-s In \vrxe Ills licclpc for New Enj lund Johnny Cake. It is not often that Bishop Willlani of this diocese, senior prelate ot the cplf-copal church in the United State? allows a'playful line to his tliou-jlite, writes a Hartford correspondent of the New York Times. Occasionally he hat been known to turn off a poem for the fun of the tiling, but old-fashioned prose is generally the means by .vhich he communicates with his flock. 'Ihe bishop is a lover of New England c»m- cake, and a bewitcliing niece lias induced aim to incorporate his views in a poetic formula for making the covet: ed article. Tlie poetry will not rival Tennyson's, but shows what one of our most delightful churchmen in this state may accomplish while in a playful frame of mind. The bishop's formula, written out at length for his pretty niece, begins as follows: A forgetful old bishop, All broken to pieces, Neglected to disk up For one of his nieces A receipt for corn pone— Tlie best ever known So he hates to repair his sin of omission. And in hopes thai in view of ais shattered condition His suit for forgiveness he humbly way urge, So here's the receipt, and it comes from Lake George. The bishop prepared his curious and interesting formula while he was enjoying Ills favorite sport of angling, It is the best notion that has been put into form for a long while for making yankee johnny cake. of said law fully ol (served and strictly complied with in regard to all laboi" employed by contractors or subcontractors in connection with work which may Im authorized to be don-' under "open market authorization," ueeeptcel proposal or formal contract, in com -ct ion with the buildings tinder their charge respectively. Third— In cueh and eve-ry ease in which instructions or directions may be hereafter given from the department to tlum to invite competitive proposal* either by circular letter, or by public advertisement, for furnishing any work requiring the performance of any labor in connection with the buildings under their charge respectively, they must clnarly and distinctly specify in such circular letter or public advertisement, and the general Instructions and conditions and specifications, which may form the basis upon which tho competitive proposals are invited, that each competing bidder must distinctly understand that his proposal must be submitted for furnishing all the labor and materials required to complete the work, contemplating a full and strict compliance with each and all of the r,> qulremeiits of said act of congress, and when necessary, furnish such bidders in such cases with a copy of said law. Tho following are among the questions that the postmaster at each of the 3,0!)0 county seats of the United States is expected to ask of his fellow post- Is the posiottice in a suitable room, and conveniently located for the public? Is th-j postofflce within the 80-roii limit? ic not-why could it not be so located? Is the postoffico welt arranged, clean and orderly? Are tho books, accounts and re-ports kopt properly, and promptly written up ? Is notice of the lottery law posteel where the public can f*ee it? Do the patrons of tho poslofflce gen- THE PHOTOGRAPHS FAILED. Het-Huse Naughty .liuiniy I»oyle Threw tod Much Light on the Subject. Once upon a time there was a nangb-, ty, naughty little boy named Jimmy Doyle. Jimmy canned a map of innocence on his face, and a pocket ^liUon erf satan in his heart. And hi on evil moment ho was employed as uo[iy-liC in the office of a great metropolitan daily in the beautiful city of CUtap. And iu Oils office then; chanced to bo a tall, handsome young editor, w a noble brow, a sweet winning smil& | aud a photograph camera. Now it: came to pass that tho editor J had a vacation, and he traveled in tl»if wilds of Michigan and took plwt*;| graphs of lumbermen, landscapes, ami: many strange things. AVitli care he kept the plates away from tel light and packed them hi a dark to*' Then he went back to work atf" 11 - I "Wien I get time I will uave,t» plates developed," he said, and chueH- ed. And he left the precious box * | his desk and went out to see n man. Then appears Jimmy, the kid; drops tho shears hastily into the pa pot, gives ln> trousers a hitch andsajl sotto vovo: "Come off'n pere-h! Wat's V^UIlll! OU 11 ll« |IL-4l-|li «jrf bloke got in do box? Rnts! NuUP but pieces o' black glass." . ( That was all., Then he carefully -em the box again. But tlie innocent, uj dustrious youn editor returned saw that the box had been- moved. "Jimmy," he gasped, "elid you die with those plates?" "No, sir; hope t' die, sir, , ,..i I l lcj " i» *1V7 ( on ) lavF^fv; i^ *»»*-j » — -! . elevator boy fur tryin' to toucn box." "You're a good boy, Jim" 1 )' 1 a quarter for you." And when the plates were every one contained nothing l)» ta * black blot. And the handsome youn: f name was Dennis. But the boj S was Doyle; and, verily, the last that boy Mas worse than the n« Jtopubllcan day" at the Boi* drew out a large attendance withstanding the unfavorable A. C. Rnnkiu, tlie "moulder of Pitt.i--lmrg, addressed the ' the afternoon. His speech " devoted to the repubUciui P 1 tectiou. Live fish hnvTbeerfsiifelyi malls from India to the B seuw. olicyofP 1

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