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THE UPPER 13ES MQINES. ALGONA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY/SttWttMftttR 9,4891. It in Mono. Into . upon pose i •ands « 3 . ABOUT THE WHBTSTONe* (k« Olffflrnnt, Kinds *ili|.TFh«rB tfao B«»t urn I iirnl<hnil. "An important industry of the world it the production of whetstones," said Curator Merrill of the Smithsonian In- ititutibn, to a reporter .of the Wash, pgton Star. "Civilization may be •aid to depend primarily for its development upon edgocl tools, and so it is Interesting to consider (he most improved method so far devlsod for the •harponltig of tho implements used In the tni.ehanicnl and other arts. "The finest whotstonos known for the slmrponJn^ of fine-edged tools are obtained from Arkansas. In that state fcre be Is of what is called 'novaculite,' which is what is scientifically known »s an -altered schist.' This means a deposit of a llinty nature, usually combined with limestone, tho rock thus pi-oflu :ed boing changed in such a niannoi- moleoularly, by processes not altogether understood, as to supply a lurfnco most suitable for grinding. Arknnsns furnisher the entire supply of novaoulite for the United States, also til 1 ing a large part of tho export lleman I. which is very considerable. The n a.ln deposit of the material is in • sing o hill about 600 feet high. For the si arponlng of koen-edged tools, razors oxcoptod, this novaoulite is un- rivallo.1. It is a very beautiful stone, Of Bno-.vy whiteness, and Is quite costly, becauH'iit.has to be cut by diamond Bust, -nving to its extreme hardness. "N '\t in point of quality for- whet- •tono purposes la a gray, lino-i>rained •ands ono from Orango county. Ind. called indilVorontly -Hindustan Very commonly It i« mado "MI; spikes for sharpening- knives n (ho kitchen, and for this pur- i U far bettor than stool. Another mo employed for tho same pur- 'u^'H quai-riod in Oortland county, 1'.. and is culled, without any reason ' that ,1 know of -Labrador •tono.' It is a dark gray color. • 'A till coarser whetstone for scythes and olhor such tools is mado from Beroa grits, a sandstone found in the neighborhood of Horea, Ohio. Also there aro certain qualities of fine- grained niicaschists—a crystalline rook Or qu rtz and mica—which are obtained from New Hampshire and Verm nt. and utilized for hones whoro viMi to grind tools of tho bio-ger •ort Hut it -.must bo understood "that there is hardly such a thing as a whot- •tone quarry. Nearly every quarry from which whetstones aro derived is workea chiefly for obtaining buildin^ •tono, tho small piouos of particularly flno u-rado only boing . uliilized ^ nakitijr whotstonos. "Throe stones imported from abroad aro employed in this country (or whotstonos. Host known of those u th« Gorman razor hono, which is commonly used by barbers for sharpening their razors, and is in all probability the best substance for the purpose known. It is found chiolly near Katlsoon, Germany, in the old river bod. During the period of early goo- logical formation the river brought down to that point mud was, deposited on tbu bottom. Tim mud varied In Vmtorial from one season to another Joponding upon tho souroo from which It was dorlvod. sn that during one year It was white and during another blue. Bubse;|uontly, in tho course of ao-es, the mini became stone, aud now "the white layern servo to sharpen tho blades by which dvilizod mon all over the world koop thoir faces clean of nalr. Because tho white stono is costly it is iimial to Imck a thin slab of it with auo'hor slnb of tho che;ip blue «toue. fastening tho two together with cement. Such is the ordinary razor hone of omnmorco. These Gorman hones cost only a fraction of what is cnurged for novacullto scraps of tho •amo size, but there .is a duty upon them, which together with the expense of transportation, rnndera thorn about as high in the market. There are two other foreign whetstones commonly used in this country. One of theso is a lino-grained schist from Scotland known as tho -Water of Ayr ' and used much by carpenters and •tono cutters for rubbing- down tho •urfaco of other .stonos. The other is the -Turkey , oilstone,' resembling 1 novaculite. "The Ktonos usod in this country for grindstones aro mostly from Ohio and Nova Scotia, the latter supplying the best grade, which doos excellently for •oythos. Of foroio-,, grindstones moat come from England. Of all whet•tones tho most curious and interesting are those which are utilized by engravers to sharpen their ongruvin"- tools. They aro of every shape ioT- aghmblo, from long noodlo-liko points to fine-edged sticks, tho object boin» ) grind the littlo points mul edges ol 1 *lie stool Instrument which could not be sharpened upon an ordinary stone BEHIND THE SCENES. PrancU Joifeph Prepared n bra- matlo Scene toe UU Jfair Subject*. When Francis Joseph If. was crowned King of Hungary at Pesth In 1867 (June 8), he was required at one point in the ceremony to ride to the summit of a mound in the principal •ouare of the city and, with the Hungarian crown On his head, strike with his sword at the four quarters of the heavens to indicate that he would repel all enemies from the cardinal points of the universe. This mound Was composed of earth brought from all the provinces of Hungary, says the Saturday Evening Post, and 500,000 people were looking at the emperor-king as he rode up"the Incline and drew his nword us ho Beared tho top. On reaching tho summit the horse reared and poiso.l himself on his hind feet There was broathless suspense in tho vast multitude lest the rider should ba Unhornod or tho-oro'wn be thrown from hU head. Either occurrence would have been of the greatest moment, as it could not fail to bo regarded as an ill omen for the monarchy, and sure to be followed by national disaster. Tho horse remained thus poised as tho Emperor mado the required strokes with tho sword. An the weapon returned to tho scabbard tho animal dropped gracefully to the ground, and thero was a sigh o/ relief when tho multitude caught its breath again. "1 could not help sharing in tho general oxcitement." said an on-looker THE TIME OF THE TUDORS. W:t< NOL Then the V«*i»- tlotu TM 7 if, M Now. Tho Northumberland Household Book reveals the magnificent scale on which tho English nobles maintained their households. The lord of Wark- work, besides his chamberlain, his treasurer, his constables, his chaplains, supported 156 persons, and frequently witertained, in addition, fifty or sixty guests. He allowed for his annual expenditure a siim 'rtf £1,178 I7s8&, of which nearly throe-fourths —£7!>7 11s 2d—were spent for provisions and food. Tho cost of each ndividual for thoso two items was fixed as 2id per day. .about Is 6d of our present money. Erasmus remarks that, the English ate too much salted meat; and from the Northumberland Book it appears that the carl's household enjoyed fresh meat on'y three months in the year. Ono hundred fat beeves Were bought at All-Hallow's Tide at 13s 6d. and a couple dozen at 8s at St. Helen's, to be fattened for tho table between mid- cummer and Michaelmas. Six hundred and forty-seven sheep were eaten, Balled, between Lammas and Michael- mas; and for tho carl's own table, twenty-five hogs, twenty-eight calves and forty lamhs wero killed. 'The supply of mustard wns no less than 16fi gallons, but it was doubtlessly found necessary as an aid to the digestion of so 'much salted meat. Capons and plovers occasionally graced tho earl and countess's 8f AVlNOf HE HANtf OF DEATH. Who narrated the incident, ••aitiiough tabla Theil> appetites . must I knew that for three months Renz, (beonby no moans squeamish, private their regular bi-onkfast consisted of a quart of alo, a quart of wino and a chine of beef or half a chino of mutton, tho beef or mnttom boing exchanged on fast days for a dish of the groat circus man of Vienna, and ono o! the best horse trainers of Europe, had boon training that horse on a similar mound of earth in tho yard of tho imperial stables at Vienna. Every clay for the previous week or more herrings or sprats, .froshor salted the hmperor bad himself ridden the animal and rehearsed the performance with all care. Tho horse knew exact- Jy what ho waa to do and did it according to his teachings." have since OVERREACHED THEMSELVES. Ex,».fltod ' to Avol.l „ T,,X anil Rocluond Tlinlr I'onslons. Sixty years ago there wero in the Long Room of tho London ouetom- houso twelve officers styled "cockot- writers; 1 ' they wrote certificates that goods had been duly entered and the duties paid. They were also known as patent olllcers, because appointed for life by letters-patent from the crown.- Their salaries wero nominal, sixty pounds sterling a year, but they were permitted to remunerate themselves by extorting fees from the merchants — -fous which, in some cases, amounted to a thousand pounds a year. In 1881 the treasury determined to abolish patent offices, and so called upon the twelve oocket-.wrlters to furnish a statomont of their emoluments. The officers, ignorant of the treasury's purpose. imagined that the government intended to .impose an income-tax. ion of the writers, therefore, returned a statement which understated their fees by several hundred pounds. The ' other two furnished an honest' statement In a few days, ton clerks were surprised and disgusted and two clerks wero astonished but pleased. The treasury notified the cooket-writers that their offices would be abolished and that they would bo compensated by pensions rated according to tha returns they hud themselves furnished Ihero wera gnashing of teeth and broad smiles in tho Long Room. One of tho two honest cooket-writers eu- joyed his pension for fifty-two years, during- which time the treasury paid him flfty-Uvo thousand pounds— Arc-o. naut. Strength of Men it ml w onion. A French scientist who experimented with fifty persons of both soves. usin<* a machine, for .compassion ns a test of strongth. found that the strongest man was able to produce wilh bis vip-ht hand a piossuro equivalent to So kUo- • prams (a kilogram is rather morjtlmn I two pounds) and tho weakest to 40 kilograms, the average being 56 kilograms. One curious result was arrived at; tho short men were all very nearly as strong as the tallmen, the average ditl'orenco between equal groups of two sizes boing only three kilos-rams. The forooof tho strongest .womon of 'tho fifty who woro selected amounted to only 4-1 kilograms, and that of tho weakest to 10 kilograms while too average was 33 kilograms. Not a Success. A man in Iowa invented a safety brake to stop a runaway horse. He tried it on his peaceful animal and scared it so it ran away, threw the inventor out, smashed the bu<vgy into kindling wood, and hasn't been seen fince. He says now ho will ^ive the invention to any man who will return his horse. A Certain and Rapid Means of Rr*n.<><<u>it- ing JPerson*. Colonel Henry Elsdaley at the Royal Engineers, claims to have discovered ft certain and rapid means of resuscitating persons from the effects of suffocation, says the London Chronicle. A sapper among the men under bis - command at Chatham was one day found enveloped in the folds of a half-empty war balloon. The coal gas with which It had been inflated had suffocated him. and to all appearances he was a dead man. But efforts were made to restore him. though the pulseless heart and cadaverous face of the man gave no encouragement to persevere. In a moment of something like inspiration it occurred to Colonel Elsdale to send for some tubes of compressed oxygen which had been prepared for" the Oxhydrogen light.. . . ..-..,This pure oxygen, at a very high, pressure, was hurriedly conveyed into the mouth of the prostrate sapper by means of inserting the nozzle of the valve between his teeth, and the supply was "gently turned on 11 to the smallest extent. - The effect was absolutely instantaneous. In an instant he opened his eyes and seized the nozzle between his teeth. la short, the sapper not only thoroughly revived within a few minutes, but in half an. hour walked away, quite well, to the barracks, and refused to go to the Military Hospital, as was suggested by his. commanding officer. s Of course, the objection will be raised that evtry body has not tubes of pure oxygen at high pressure in readiness to apply to such oasoa. Hap- Pily oxygen in quantites a* rge as those administered is not ni->-n«d," and it can bo stored "in small, strong bottles made of the finest steel, with a valve giving an absolute hermetic seal.' Those vessels may bo MS small as a soda-water bottlo, and may be made part of the medical stock of every doctor. Oxygen at any degree of compression required can, in fact, now be obtained, and the whole apparatus for restoring vitality can be paokod in , a small box quite portable. I What possibilities may not such a discovery as that to which wo have drawn attention involve! It is oniially available, wo are assured, for those persons who have been asnhyxiated by choke, damp in coal mines.' or by ordinary coal ga-5. People apparently drowned, and thoso insonsibie from long exposure in tho rigging of a ship might also be saved from an untimely end by what Colonel Eisdale call? • -a dose of oxygen.'" It would pi-ob-bly be invaluable, too, in cases of ?u (Vocation from the fumes of charcoal, or in cases where chloroform had Injuriously on a weak heart. discovery should at once occupy the attention of the Royal College of Physicians, with a - veiw of-ascertaining whether Colonel EisdaLo has overrated the beneficent effects to be anticipated from the administration of pure oxv- ^ y AT THE MOUTH OP A GUN. of a jVtafc Itjio Mat Death in A Horrible JManuor. Uzman Afzul Khan, being » strict Mohamedan, was sentenced by, the general court-martial to be executed by being blown from th6 mouth of a gun, says the Louisville Courier Journal. Saturday, the day following their Sabbath, which" is our Friday, was the day appointed, subject to the approval of the "finding" by the commandant The commandant approved of the find- Ing of the court, and the execution parade took place the following Saturday. The native troops, all uparmed, termed two sides of a square opposite to one another and facing inward. The white troops formed one side. Ihey paraded with fixed bayonets and loaded with ball cartridge in view of the Sepoys. On the fourth side of that square a twelve-pounder gun was posted, the muzzle pointing inward, in °£ at> g e of tlj e European artillery. The commandant and staff stood in the center of the square. Presently the convicted subadar-major was marched Into the square and halted in front of the gun facing the troops. The charge, finding and sentence were read by the adjutant, in English and Hindustani, and the commandant asked the prison, oner to say his last words. The prisoner, who was, to do him but justice, a brave, soldierly man, said in u, firm voice that he was justh punished for his gross breach of mill- tary discipline, and exhorted the Se- poys to adhere to the British Rai, which he said would be successful at it had always been. He was then tied securely to th« muzzle of the gun. his back to it, facing the parade. The gun was loaded with an extra charge of powder, with a clod of grass turf lightly rammed borne. The man's face was as pale ae death, but he still bad a resolute look and did not tremble one whit. Ho certainly died a brave man. The word was given by the commandant and tho lanyard pulled. A dull explosion followed and the unhappy wretch was launched into eternity, blown into fragments! He however, had a certain revenge, even in death, for hi* right arm, boing tightly drawn back on the gun, on the latter, being fired, was violently pro- looted back, striking with force a stalwart sergeant of artillery on the mroat, and hurling him to the earth. 1 he sergeant- was six months in the Hospital before he recovered sufficiently to join his corps. A party of the deceased mutineer's regiment picked up the pieces very carefully, as tc opor-ited I m ^ S any ° f tllem would entail m "ch opai dted . suffering- in a future state, and carried " tho remains off to be buried by hv- fricnds. ftOVAL BURIAU J»LACES. *trfl*a<cr tie* tt»« Hc»«i thai trean tht Crown." * The posthumous vioissltudel „, many of the mighty ones of tho earth have been as singular as their lives »ere chequered and adventurous. The quiet rest of the grave has been totally denied to a large number; some havs been dragged to daylight over aad over again. The tombs of many of the occupants of the British thron* have not escaped the common lot Mos* have been violated, says the Saturday Evening Post and in not a few cases the remains have altogether disappeared. Th« Norman conqueror yielded to death at the monastery of St Gervak at Rouen. -Robert, the eldest BOIL was away crusading in Palestine. The second son, William, galloped ofl to the cpast to secure his kingdom of England, and left his dying father to nght his last battle alone. Henry, the youngest aud dearest, stayed only to hear his own bequest of ready money and he likewise departed to put his treasure safely under bar and bolt Courtiers, priests, and knights all decamped, while the very servants followed the example set them, after plundering the death chamber and almost stripping the body of the king. Deserted and neglected, the corpse of the once potent monarch lay, until charity provided for its conveyance to Caen, according to his last wishes. Tha bishop of Bayoux opened tha grave in 1642, and found the body in good preservation, but 30 years after- v *• wards the body was dug up during an ^ insurrection. The body was then pro- H served by a monk, but, during a subsequent rebellion, the remains were scattered and lost, and but a single thigh bone remained, which finally disappeared when the revolutionists of 1793 disposed of all royal relics. ' In August, 1100, a peasant passing through the New Forest found the body of William Rufns. ivlno-nTinn+hnui—j cere- .i A TOOTHLESS AGE IN VJEW, Munlduil SECRET MARRIAGES. Tar uinl Feather*. An ancient fabliau preserves an incident of a d amo who, wishing to punish n cure, a provost and a forester for persecuting her with their dishonor ablo suits, made appointments with them to visit her, and then contrived that they should bo stripped < and thrown into a cask full o f feathers, whence they wero hunted by her husband, with all the dogs and inhabitants of the village at their heels. In England this penalty was introduced lor a different offense in 1189 when Kichard 1. before setting out for the BHe might forever copy manv'mifeTnf Holy Land .ordained, in order to pro-.' manifold, dandlo the ' H(>t*Wrt Tllfk ft frmi nit ..- _. _ * 1 • .1 ._.•'.' . _ w»»w A Oovorniuont 1'ruoUoo Indirectly Responsible for Them ill Washington. Not infrequently a lead pencil inscription across an entry in the marriage license books in the office of tho District Court roads: -Please do not i.so this." At first squint such a re- fliiost has about it an air of mystery which would naturally load tho news yathorer to investigate. But after a while ho understands tho wholo thin"- nt a glanco. " Among the many thousand mon and women employed in ono capacity or another by tho many departments of the government aro formed acquaint- uucosbips which uli ..atoly find comp oto satisfaction on.y at the altar, explains the Washington Post. Tho U-.wernmont has a confidential a ff ont who disregards all civil service rules never asks for a salary, and never ex'- poets a pension. Ho is hotter nc- , quamtod with . employes everywhere ! than any head of a department, and ho irresponsible for much of tho trouble which arises now and then, though he , doos everything in good part. If it ! was not for this miserable littlo rascal, ' >X M I-A %V» 1 l«li *. f — .. . . . * Took the Him. Some of tho friends of a Portland .young man called on him tho other evening suys tho Lowiston Journal, and had. a pleasant lime, but lon» after mlclnig'ht ho commenced to wonder Why' they did not thank him for his 'hospitality and leave for home. As dawn approached he abruptly loft the room. After a few minutes hod passed, as tho young man did not return, the party went to search for him riiey found him on the front steps look ng anxiously about. Ho i over the fenco nn in corners. -What are you ooking forP" said ono of the '•On, I was just looking taorning paper, "replied tho Worked- was party for the host. It llohlnd the Time*. • ffettlnff o iu whttt M servo the discipline of his fleet,, that whosoever should be convicted of thoffr should first have his head shaved; that boiling pitch should then bo poured upon it, and a cushion of feathers shaken over it. He was afterward to be placed on shore at tho first place the ship touched; though, after a baptism of boiling pitch, tho poor wretch, I laney, would have little life loft in Urn. In modern times the practice has found favor with the populace as a means of readily executing justice on an olTonder whom the law, perhaps. > shows no anxiety to reach. " man's Magazine. tho his at con- -Gentle- A tion has been of Wash inn-ton, D. C., bn the dynjunio ial. Aocording to the pro- lessor, a single pound of good coal has within it dynamic power equivalent to tho work of one man for one day. Three tons of the same coal represents a man's labor for a period of twenty years, and one square mile of a seam of coal, having a depth of four feet only, represents as much work as one million (1,000,000) men can perform in twenty years! Such calculations as tho above may servo to remind us how very wasteful our methods of bnrning fuels must be, In spite of all that hiuj been done by inventors in tho way of economy St Louis Republic. . typewriter, or I manipulate the coim".,- machine, and * ho might forever .* n a\,\\\ng of real joys of lifo b> v ond drawin» Hilary and drinking soft drinks m-ht in a drug store. But tho li .onttal agont, Cupid, intervoi-is, and t.io hrst thing he knows he is confronting Clerk Moigs, who as ho hands him the license, says: -1 consrratulato you. 1 hiive been married myself " .Then comes tho rub. Tho large number of employes results in government boing spoiled with a very lar^o U in Washington. The govern mentis supposed to bo run on business principles, and as marriage, by long custom, which has no o • i n reason, fro- qm.ntly inoapno' < . no of tho parties from surving thf> -• -,.- ., mont i on ~ e r I'oivcr or u I'oimd or Coal. curious and interesting caloula- rnade by Prof. Rogers the couple, who aro generally" not well — a —, ._,. ,_„, on flirt ^ *- ^'^ *" fl —* -" power of coal. steam SulvuUou Army on Bicycle* A cycling corps has boon addod to the equipment of tho salvation in the world's goods, prefer to keep >"• marriage a secret from the government;, so that their combine:! salaries may be used in giving- them a comfortable home. Again the groom reasons.- -The ohlof will aay, -Here is a young,man who is well enough off to marry. I reckon when tho time comes to raise salaries we will have to add to the salary of him who is onougli off to marry. 1 " Hence tho desire for secrecy, is only one of tho terrors whir round tho TOUGH, BUT NOT A TYRANT, Noblo Deed of a Boysterlng Rounder on South Clark Street. Many a mine shows a vein of metal when you least expect it. Many a man surprises you with kindness when his whole aspect seems forbidding. A particularly tough-looking follow was weaving unsteadily down the loveo the other day, his ragged clothing badlv soiled, and his stubby beard dnrkenln» a faco that was red and bloated from excesses, says the Chicago Herald. Ho was walking alone and was talking a little in a maudlin way. One of the myriad little children who live—God alone knows how--in that forbiding place was trundling n toy wheelbarrow along the un< -«n sidewalk, and in the battered vehicle was her kitten, a sorry-looking thing, but the only pet she had. She camo in the way of a brutal young fellow, and he kicked the barrow—cat and all—clear into the middle of the street. He had some companions, and they laughed at tho flying, sprawling, complaining cat laughed even harder when the little girl • cried bitterly at the ruin of her- toy. ' The lonely, soliloquizing, rough- faced rounder stopped unsteadily a moment, and then he launched himself into tho group of heartless rowdies. Ho was a match for tlu-.n at tneir best, and in a moment they '-md scattered and fled. The littlo girl had been penned in a doorway and could not escape. He saw her, th'» tears out- ting a pitiful white down her dirty frightened face, and he. stooped and gathered her in his arms. ••Come on, my be-.uty." he said, with heartiness. •-We'll buyano'her barrow." And ho carried her into the nearest store where everything is iropt ""-' anything i,i sold and found the not woll This . which sur- man-inn-0 O f government employes, but it is ; , curiou tary on tha growth of oliK this country. ••'inmen- alism in on wheels. years to travel I I4ve for Something. A life without purpose is a languid drifting thing) every day we ought to reaewour purpose, saying to ourselves; Ahis duy let us make a sound b Ring, for vrhat-wp Imve hitherto and thing she wanted. The dealer had Been—as had the entire block-tha Kiclc, the punishment and the generous effort to lighten tho child's heart. and he set a handsome prico on a wheelbarrow. But the rounder paid «ya«y--»nd walked home .l'j.Ge»-i-.|ntr Ready to Live with- oii. ilair or Tenth. With us there is, to say the least, a strong- and decided prejudice in favor of luxuriant tresses and pearly teeth. But it is only the prejudice and by uo means universal.. We see no lack oJ beauty in the infant's naked rosy scalp, or in the sweet little toothless mouth. We even see a kind of majestic beauty in the ivory dome that covers the sago's busy brain. A white, shining billiard ball is by no means unpleasant to the eye, says a writer in the North American Roview, and no one can fancy its beauty improved bv covering half of it with a coat of hair, however soft and silky, lustrous, brown or golden. Birds had teeth once. How should we welcome tho prospect of a return, a retrogression, to their former semi-reptilian condition P Would you think your canary or your brilliant hued cockatoo improved in its appearance if the smooth, even edges of its bill were garnished with saws of pearly teeth like a little feathered and winged alligator? The possession of a full complement of teeth has always been regarded as an indispensable condition of perfect health. To our 'prehistoric ancestors, who had no other grain mills than their molars, it must have been so, and the modern soldier in active service would find his hard tack and leathery salt beef rather unsatls- factory fare without the dental integrity which the examining surgeon so properly insists upon. But the constantly improving science of cookery supplies the remedy for the civilian, and as to the soldier, he is, like his teeth, a relic of undeveloped civilization. Tho "dogs of war" must go, Ujeth and all. Experience has demonstrated that the luxurious diet of civ- ilizaton, which gives so little for the teeth 16 do, is, on tho whole, more conducive to vitality and longevity than the hard faro of savagery. Lon« »"'— toothless gums shall becoml There probably wasn't ft nobler thing done in Chicago by a well- dressed man in a weak. nest com- A Vnluablo Xfnt'sNost, A Cincinnati lady haa a rat's valued at $52f>. The nest was w°h a ' ed v,l ban! f bills to tlmt am °™t, which the rodents had torn into small fragments, liho was adviaed to make an affidavit to the faot and forward it, together with her very valuable rat domicile to the treasury department at Washington. A Native. Howells: The rhinoceros is a native of England, isn't heP Bowels: A native of England! Why, man alive, whatever put such an idea nto your headP «, , clothes fit him. the rule all occasions for teeth shall have passed, either for beauty or use. A Gordoii-Oiimralug Case. „JL?°M don ; Cumrainer case happened under Napoleon the Third. A' very brilliant staff-captain. Count d'Andlau —who was one of the emperor's equerries—was caught cheating at Compiogno. The emperor was Informed that Captain d'Andlau had long been under suspicion. To prevent a scandal, Napoleon imposed secrecy upon the accusers, and d'And- lau pledged himself not to touch cards again. On this condition he was allowed to remain an officer in the army and a Knight of the Legion of Honor; but he was sent to join the French expedition in Mexico. D'Andlau fought well and earned promotion. He was sent from Mexico to Algeria (bein«- never permitted to return to France while the empire lasted), and his secret was so faithfully kept that by the end of the Franco-German war he had risen to a, colonelcy, and a year or two afterward became a general, ihen he laid himself open to another charge of swindling and was sentenced to two years' Imprisoamentv and the bwtprj «ame out, William Rufus, lying upon the blood- spakod turf. Placing tho body of the slaughtered man in his rough cart he conveyed it to Winchester, where tho corpse was interred with little mony in the cathedral choir. Henry L, like his father, died at Kouen, and was brought to England for burial. He found a tomb in tho Abbey of Reading, an erection of hi? own. A few massive ruins now re- male of the .structure, and all knowledge of the Royal sepulchre has passed away. r Thr» ourbulent career of Stephen ended in 1154, and he was laid by the Bide of his wife in the monastery of Fayershatn. At the dissolution of tho religious houses the tomb was plundered for the sake of the leaden coffins, and the king's body was ignominiously cast into the sea. Henry II., worn out by trouble and filial ingratitude, died .broken hearted at the Castle of Chinon. As in the case of the Conqueror, the dead man and his apartment were stripped and deserted by courtiers and servant"" "" ~1 after considerable delay the ci, '^a' was interred in the Abbey Church" of Frontevrand. Ten years afterwards Richard I. perished miserably in an obscure combat, and was buried by the side of his fatner. They rested quietly enough until the French Revolution, when the tombs were rifled and the ashes scattered. Henry III. was interred in Westm'.. tor, the first monarch buriel since the Conquest. The bi-azea oast shortly after bio deatn still cove7a his bones. Edward L died while bent upon punching th.3 Scots lor their opposition to his rule. In direct disregard of his last wishes, his remains were conveyed to Westminster and there buried. In 1774, the body was found clothed in regal robes, invested with crown and sceptre and undecayed. Edward II. was murdered in Berkeley castle and hastily buried in Gloucester Cathedral, whore his tomb is Btill shown. His son, the victor of Creny and Poitiers, fought his last fight with the common enemy at his palace of Shone, and. like his predecessors, was abandoned in tiis last moments by all around him. Edward still reposes in the Chapel of the Confessor, together with his'devoted wife, "Deposed kings are not murdered," •aid a cynical Italian philosopher! "they disappear." Richard II. disappeared, and after Borne time, a body, said to be his, was exhibited at St. Paul's with the face covered. It was removed, first to Langley, and afterwards to Westminster Abbey. His supplanter, and ayo- cessor, Edward IV., lies undistur' id In the cathedral at Canterbury, The mighty conqueror of Agincourt died in France in the midst of his trl- nmphs, was brought to England for interrraent, and was buried in state at Westminster. His son, tho unfortunate Henry VI., was entombed, first at Cherteey Abbey, and finally at Windsor.'his birthplace. Edward VI., after lying exposed upon a board, naked from the waist upwards, that people might be assured of his natural death, was buried at St George's, Windsor. The body was found almost undecayed Human remains, possibly those of Edward V. and his brother, moulder in a marble urn In Henry VII.'s Chapel, where they were placed by Charlea II. after their discovery under the stairs of the White Tower. . Immediately after the defeat and death of Richard III. at Bosworth, his body was thrown across a horse and conveyed to Leicester, and there buried in the Church of the Grey Friars. At the dissolution of the monasteries, the remains were cast out of the grave, and the stone coffin wns converted into a drinking trough for horses at a Leicester inn. Taking Clianoes. She—You know, Dick, that papa is not nearly as rich as he is reported to 06. He—-Oh. well, he is likely to make a fortune before he dies. I ahall have to take my chances like the rest of tho fellow*. Ieupj>98*.^-Puok, I i',;

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