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Algona, Iowa
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THE WPER DE8 MOlNES,, AjLOONA, jtOg A, OCTOBER 21189i; THE LATEST NEWS. 1X30NA, IOWA. POINTS There are only two living ex-governors if New York—Cornell and Cleveland. Hill still governor as well as senator. » * • The father of the fiat money theory, Bolon Chase, now stamps letters,, issues ftioney orders and reads postal narda in the post office at Chase Mills, Maine, and is the biggest plum in the village pie. # * * Terrenco V. Powderly is convinced that the Columbian exposition is a stupendous advertising scheme, and is sure that it|can't hone/it the laboring man nnyhow. # * # The kissing habit a* a factor in political campaigns seeing to be growing in importance. Mrs. Campbell was the last to embrace her husband in the presence of a vast concourse in Ohio the other day. Mr. Faasett has been kissed. It would appear to be Mr. Flower's turn. * * * Victoria Woodhull (and Tennie Claflin are said to be making arrangements for a permanent return to New York. # # * Eugene Field is prepared to bet, with entire recklessness, that -the title "Tho Board of Lady Managers" originated either with some woman with a smelling bottle, or with a rural congressman wlu is addicted to let his wife cut his hair. » * * E. D. llolton's gift for Ripon college has borne fruit already. E. D. Smith, of Menushn, hits added $15,000 to Mr. Hoi- ton's gift. It all illustrator tho power of example. Pasha, the hero or Plevna, has been located as sealer in the kitchen of the Kultttn of Turkey. His peculiar bus ness is to neal all the dishes for the sultan's table as soon ns they aro prepared; and UIUH secure against poison, thoy aro carried into tho royal dining room and the ,ieala broken only in the sultan's pres- GENERAL NOTES. THE Minnesota State Agricultural society made over 810,000 by the fair. JOHN FMOD, a prominent citizen of Bradford, Ill.,^died there Wednesday morning, Ex-Gov. BIOELOW, of Connecticut, died at Now Haven Monday morning. HAHT Bitos., the Washington, Pa., oil men, have failed. Liabilities $150,000. Mn. and Mrs. Henry M. Stanley have started on a tour to Australia. JUDGE WHITE, at Ynnktou, 'declares the South Dakota banking law unconstitutional. THE world's wheat crop is estimated to be over 50,000,000 bushels short. STEPS will be taken at onse to condemn the right of way for the Ilennepin canal. AUSTRIA has decided to contribute 15, 000 florins' to aid the country's exhibit at the world's fair. PiCAiii,s of rare beauty have been discovered in great quantities in shells in the Cottonwood river near Guthric, 0. T. THEIIE is no truth in the rumor of an atlelnpt on Premier Mercior's life at Quebec. ^ MONTHEAI.I has a small pox scare. Forty cases of the disease are reported in the province. THE United States cruiser Atlanta has arrived ab Delaware breakwater in a damaged condition. PoitTLAND (Me.) physicians are experimenting with chloride oE gold and manganese as a cure for consumption. BKI'OHTS to the postmaster general reveal a decided improvomonc in the postal service throughout the country. _ MAJOH CiiAiu.KsB. TIIIIOCKMOHTON, U. S. A., commandant at Fort Sehuvler, is under arrest, charged with duplicating pay vouchers. BAIN continues to fall in North Dakota, and much wheat remains in the fields uit- stacked. The loss of grain will be great. Sin ICiwiN AHNOI.D sailed from Liverpool for the United States Wednesday on the Cil.y of Now York. Ho comes to America to give descriptive talks and readings from his poems and prose writings. Tnn3 ecumenical Alethodiet conference Wednesday morning adopted unanimously a petition to the United States commissioners of the Chicago wold's fair protest- THEJIE was another eartdquake shock in California Wednesday morning. No damage is reported. GEDDES' undertakers' establishment at New Orleans was burned Wednesday morning. Loss, $30,000. A LOCOMOTIVE boiler exploded at St. Paul Wednesday and thirteen men were injured, three fatally. FinB at Tonawanda, N. Y., Wednesday destroyed the American hotel and several stores. Loss, $150,000; insurance, one- half. ONE man was killed and nine injured by the bursting of a fly-wheel in the Amoskeag cotton works at Manchester, N. H. A FEW years since Jericho was one of the most prosperous villages in Van Buren county Mich. Sunday the Jasfc building was wiped out by fire. Wti.LiAM DAVIS, 30 years of use, a prominent iron merchant of Brooklyn, N. Y., fell off a launch and drowned in the East river. THE schooner Little Wolf, of Chicago, loaded with a cargo of corn, is ashore on Hope Island, Georgia Bay, and in danger of going to pieces. ANNE HKLKOWS Saturday • morning fire in New York City. D. WEII, & Co., dealer, in clothing, boots and shoes jit Nnshville, Tenn., were burned out Saturday night. Loss, $100,000; covered by insurance. WILLIAM HAMILTON, a young farmer living in Horse Prairie. 111., was thrown from his horse and killed Monday. LAURA D. LYON, living on Eighty- eighth place in Chicago, took an over dose of morphine Monday, which resulted in her death. Miss ALICE WELSH, aged 51, was killed and horribly mangled by an electric car which knocked her down while in ir: a street in Columbus, 0. ANNIE HILCOWSKA, thirty- five old, was burned to death in a fire at 22 HEAVENLY WONDERS. A New Epoch in Astronomical nals is Ushered in the Present Month. An Astronomers Concieve the Idea of Creating an Imaginary Sun Regulating Motion. was burned to death in a tenement house .Some Peculiar Features of the Planets are Vividly Set He- fore Us* cross- ence * * * The engagement is announced at Boston of "Bert" Hale, BOH of Edward Everett Ilitlo, and Miss Margaret Marqunnd, daughter of tho prominent New York broker. . • * * * Ex-President Andrew D. White, of Cornell university, presented a proposition at the closing session of tho National Civil Service Reform league in Buffalo, for tho league to offer $1,000 annually in prison for the bust essay on civil service reform by college students, offering him self to give 8250. Tho proposal was referred to tho executive committee. * * * Tho largest salary drawn at present by uny diplomatist is that of §00,000 per yoai drawn by M. Waddington, French ambassador in London. Tho English minister in Paris spends more, but has only $50,000 salary. Our minister geis $17,500 * * * Among the now professors in tho Chicago university are llov. William Fiddian Moulton, D. D., ox-president of tho Wes- Joyini conference, the famous Greek scholar and translator of the Apocrypha, and tho celebrated orientalist, professor of Arabic and Hebrew at Cambridge, Dr. Robert Lubbock Bonsley, who wcs among the first appointed on tho committee for revision of the New Testament. * * * John D. Rockefeller, who has tho largest annual income of any man in America, has spent tho summer working on his Ohio farm, just as if ho was a common laborer and doing quito us much labor as any of hired men. suit of health, Ho has dono it in tho pur- # * * Miss Emma Thursby is thoroughly dis- /rustixl with her experience) of Taconrn, Wash., whore, though announced for a concert, she was not allowed to sing, be- causo hho had offended tho dignity of Director I mios, of tho Thirteenth Begimont band, by having her namo made more prominent, than his own. FIIK habitual criminal ought to go, and Massachusetts is Hotting an interesting exiimplo us to tho mode of procedure- to so- curo that end. It, was only a fow days ago in Boston that David Reagan was sentenced to 25 years' confinement in tho state pruoti as a habitual criminal under 11 recent statute. Ho is 54 yours, and the sentence- is therefore practically for life. Two terms of live years each ho has scrvod for broiiking and entering, and ho was a well behaved prisoner, so that his last term was shortened by the good conduct allowance. Kongiin wns released in Fob- .-uary, 1890, Tho past summer for a third timo ho essayed burglary, and this son- tonce is tho end. Ho lua'du no protest against tho disposition of tho court, but IIP had iiis apology for his life to make, •and it went back 35 yours. When ho was 19, ho said his young wife died, "and bince that timo I have boon a thief. 1 havo trk-d to stop stealing, but 1 can't. 1 served in tho army during tho war and now receive a pension. 1 am not a bad man at heart," Perhaps he isn't iu his owr. estimation but Unit circumstance forms m good rouson \\liy honest folk should bo continually at his mercy. Prjfon i» tuo only fitting place for the ohronio thief. ing against the proposed opening" of the fair on Sunday. PiTTSDuna editors, reporters, and printers who work Sundays are threatened with arrest by members of the Law and Order society. The Sabatarian society is back of the move. OJJDBHS have been sent to the revenue steamer Rush, at San Francisco, to soil on the IGth instant for seal islands, and to remain there until Dec. 1, and as much later as may be necessary to protect the islands from ponchoru'. Tins trustees of the estate of Allan Lewis, which was loft in trust for a manual training school, announcing that ground will soon be broken on West Van Huron street Cnicago for the school building. The estate amounts to 81,000,000. UPON tho recommendation of Senator Wiishbnrn, J. H. Bickel, of St. Paul, has been appointed special agent of the general land olh'ce, and will be assigned to look af terjthnber depredations in Northern Minnesota. There are already several agents in that part of the state. F0BEIGN. ONE more plot to kill the-czar has been discovereti, CHINA has informed Russia that she has taken stops to protect Russians in China. QUKK.N VICTOIUA will raise the peeiage of tho widow of Hon. Williain Henry Smith. " • gart Tuesday morning. Ho was born in 1823, and ascended the throne in 1864. FKLSO-NAUOII, a largo ancL'.flourishing village of Tran8yJ;Vrti$u,.^ia : s' been completely destroyed by •firej' 1 ':--'--.-'"''. CANOVAS DEI, CASTILLO, the Spanish statesman, is so far improved in health as to be able to leave his bed. THE crew of the Dutch bark Nicotette, was rescued by tho British steamer Phidias. The Nicoletto was in a sinking condition. A UKKMN dispatch says Count Ludwig von Arco Valley, German minister to the United States.; : died from the effects of an operation. IT is said that Mr. Balfour.will become the leader of the conservatives in the English house of commons. Tu ic ocean steamer City of Rome, re ported lost, is not tho Anchor liner, but a "tramp" cattle boat, IT,is feared that many pleasure boats have been lost in the storm that is still raging on the western Atlantic. AT a meeting of the Conservative associations in London, Wednesday, it was decided to petition parliament to reduce tho Irish representation in that body to the same ratio of inhabitants as applies in England ami Scotland. AT a meeting of I'arnollito members of parliament, hold in Dublin Monday morning, it was derided not to accept any overtures for coalition with the McOar- thyites. IT is estimated that 32,000,000 starving Russian peasants must bo fed for the next ten months. A subscription list has been opened at tho American church. IN an uprising at Montevido recently six men won- killed iu:<) seven wounded, Six'y-txvn pi-raons tiro in custody and will i nv tiiMiH with. "in in -.In English channel was • Tiiiioil v morning that tho Bou- n-.ot boal.b wore umiblo to put to damage has been dono to the midland counties of years — at 22 Willetts street Saturday morning, in New York City. . The tire caused a damage of $100,000, and started from an explosion. J. W. LYONS & Co., dealer in rags and paper stock, Brooklyn, N. f., suffered a 850,000 loss by fire Monday. Several women employes were severely, but none) fatally, injured by jumping to a neighboring roof for safety. A new epoch in astronomical annals was ushered in with October, for when the sun crossed the lire September 23, the days and nights' were equal the world over, and there was but little change in this equality noticeable before, the present month came in. Long before its close, however, we shall be quite forcibly ' aware of the fact that the days .-are getting much shorter, and that the nights; are at the same time growing longer. '• The crisp, clear October evenings will be .full of enjoyment for those who like to watch the movements of the members of the solar family, so closely allied in destiny with their earthly brother, and whose very light and life are rived from the same great source. do- The sun has left his P. P. C. upon a poor perspiring community in a most impressive manner, tho like of which has rot been known for years, departed to smile upon the antarctic regions for the next six months, during which time his light will bo an' almost unknown quantify in the home of our Own polar bear, and of the icebergs which in tbe'suinmer months are driven down to obstruct the paths of ocean commerce. While we are accustomed to regard the CRIME. A 10 YEAII-OLD Texas lad shot and killed a horse- thief Tuesday. MHS. EMMA GAINKS is on trial at Washington, Ind., for beating her adopted child to death. GAIIDKNER WAITB, of Horton, Mich., committed suicide by hanging Saturday, at the age of 90 years. ROWLAN shot himself in a Kansas City court-room Monday when a jury convicted him of fraud- ACTOII CUKTIS, who killed Policeman Grant at San Francisro, has been held for trial in thq superior court. SAM WinanT (colored) was lynched at Helena, La.,. Wednesday for assaulting a white girl. AT Cairo, 111., Wednesday, Captain J. W. McKinney committed suicide by shooting himself through tho head. • PicAm, LisCouuT, indicted at Boston for attempting to poison her parents, has been declared pi: unsound mind and sent to Shurbern reformatory for five years. ^ PRESIDENT JOHN HOKY,, of tho Adams Express company, has been deposed by the ( I 1 Vflof f\TC 1-1 Ct \u jlliit tirvfljrl iiiit-U 1 ,,-,-!„.,- .I., hlackoil crops in tlio England. ^ AN unknown man, supposed to be a German-American, committed'suicide at a hotel in Syest, Prussia. Fifty thousand marks wero found in his pockets. He spoke both English and German fluently, but there is no clew to his identity, TJU-J Australian budget for 1892 estimates the expenses at 584,520,878 florins, au iwrwe. of ,Ji).7.V7,8u'l florins over 1891. ii,. in-- p „ ,, „ estimated at 535,238,202 l!'i UK-, an increase OK 16,862,741 FIRES AND CASUALTIES. OAXACA, Mrxico, was shaken by au earthquake Wednesday. An explobion of giant powder at Easley City, Ala., fatally injured six negroes. directors. He is charged with beimr interested in a deal by which the company was defrauded oH nearly 81,000.000. THE official stenographer of the Pennsylvania committee investigating charges of corruption runs off, with him. WIM..IAM 0. HEISKN, aged -19 years the son of a well-known citizen of Chicago committed suicide at the Wellington hotel Sunday night. HEKIIY WAI/PISHS, a telegraph opera tor, committed suicide at Sedalia, Mo. Saturday mornins 1 . THE wife of a prominent Chicago jewel er hung herself in her cell in St. Louis She had been arrested for petit larceny. EDAVAHD AUAIIA and Charles Sturgiss of Buffalo, N. Y., were assaulted between Erie and Dunkirk by a gang of tramps be cause they refused to give up their watches. Sturgiss will die. PnoF. W. H. CAIUIOLI, well known in this country and Europe as an archie, ologist, committed suicide Tuesday in New York-. LAUUA GtLAitDi, aged eighteen was shot and killed at Baltimore Tuesday night b) her husband, Sisto Gilardi" Gilardi also shot himself, but the wound; are not serious. GEOHGK AND JIM HOWAIID were shoi and killed Tuesday night by Jake Cuppu at Fort Sterling, Ky., as they wero trying to get in the hitters house to kluklux him FIVE prisoners escaped from jail al Xounlzo, Texas, Sunday. . Their names are James Murry, Will Gorman, Fisliei Smith, E. 'louchack and Robert Brown Brown and Smith wero charged with murder. Officers tiro in pursuit and thej will undoubtedly capture the fugitives. Hslp but Dont Coerce. To help nature In its effort* to tkrow off the traromeli of disease IB, of course, tli* legltlmat, method of medication. This method IB, unfortunately, too often diverged from aud help per- vwrted Into coercion. Drastic, excessive purging Is undoubtedly the most frequent form of coercion of thU sort. TJio bowels aro forced, literally wrenched into action. Of coin-Be Una Is accompanied with much pricing puin, and succeeded l>y KxhuiiKtion, which leaves Ihe organs of evacu tion In a elate incomnalitilo with euuseqiiei rej;iiln:it-y and activity. Tlie lust state ofllii man or woman who uses drastic cathartics to ' rpiistlpalioii Is dei-i.ledly worse limit tho tins llostinter'B Stomach Diners Is the finest laxatu In uilslenco, isinco it produces the needful, but no abnormal action, Is progressive, not abrupt in in operation, and strengthens instead of weaken, ing the organs upon which it acts. Use it for malarial, klduey, rheumatic aud dyspeptic ailments sun 'as the measurer of time we are apt to overlook the fact that the period o£ two successive transits of the sun that we see is too irregular for us to get clocks to con-, and that astronomers had to conceive She idea of creating an imaginary sun which like the stars, would be regular in .motion. The interval between two successive transits of this imaginary sun is termed u mean solar day, and" is equal to the average of all the solar days in the year. It is this to which our clocks and chronometers are adjusted. The difference between the place of the real and imaginary sun is familiarly known as the equation of time, which is a varying quantity, as sometimes the imaginary sun_ is ahead of the real one, while at other times it is astern of it. We must al_so be careful to note the fact that the sun dial marks apparent time only, and consequently its indications will only agree with the clock time when the real and imaginary suns happen to coincide or pass the meridian at, the same instant. This actually occurs four times in a'twelvemonth, about April 15, June 14, Aug. 81,. and December 24. The new moon WHS ushered in on the 2d and is called the Hunter's Moon, and next to the Harvest Moon is the most admired imd best known of the year. Our satellite is still a point in the ecliptic near enough to the sign of Aries for her to make a small angle with the eastern horizon when rising, though larger than that of last month's moon, which rose for several nights with comparatively slight change in the time of her nppearance. The bright nights afforded by the unusual amount of moonlight were supposed in days of old to bo a special inter,. B B .„„,„„ Position of Providence in behalf of the taking his notes nuntl »»en in the pursuit of their favorite sport. extent. The reason for this somewha startling announcement, vhich very possi found in the "Lost and Found' column of the Celestial [Register, is ac counted for the fact that -the plane of th ring passes through the earth, and is con frequently seen edgewise. As the thickries: of the ring probably does not exceed om hundred miles, an insignificant amoun. wheh one deals with the immense distance separating us from Saturn, it is not visibl to us here on this planet. On October 30 the plane of the ring will pass through the sun, shortly after which it will reappear and another change will occur. The face of the ring, that has for the last fifteen years been illumined by the sun, will then E ass into shadow and the other face wil! ask in tht bright sunlight in its turn foi a similar interval, when the ring wil again disappear, and so on. These peculiar features of the planet are taken advantage of by those who will no doubt be found to be' otherwize than weather-wise to indicate terrible storms and gales ;• but to tho,°e who are not in the weather ring it seems very difficult to see just what bearing the two have upon each other. Saturn's pale yellow light can be seen in the eastern sky just before the little lumps of daylight begin to make themselves visible above the horizon. Mercury is morning star, but he keeps so much within the sun's influence that it is only with difficulty and under very favorable circumstances that he can be seen. Only sharp eyes will be ablo to find him about eight degrees south of the sunrise point a little less than an hour before sunup. This is, however, positively his last appearance for the year, as he is again drawing toward the sun. with which he is in superior conjunction on the 27th. after which he will be an evening star. Mars is morning star and will continue as such the remainder of the year. While of very little moment just at present he is gradually coming toward us and approaching visibility. In another year he will be the all-absorbing topic of conversation among both amateur and professional astronomers, as he will then be in opposition to the sun and in his most favorable location for interesting observation. He is _also in the constellation of the Lion, iu its conjunction with both Saturn and the moon, the former on the ISJfch and the latter on the 29th. Neptune has already completed a little more than half his course as morning star and his general location as fairly well indicated by the waning moon, with which he is in conjunction on the 20th. He is far too small, at his tremendous distance from us, to admit of his being of particular importance to any but the scientist.. Taurus is the field in which Neptune is at present wandering, and the bright star Aldebaran servos to show were fehis constellation is to be found. At 9 o'clock at night, in the opening days of the month, the prominent first magnitude stars in the field of view were Arcturns, low down, in the west; Vega, just west of the zenith; Altair, southwest of Vega; Femalhant, low in the southeast; Aldebaren, east of the Pleiades, and just rising above the horizon, and Capella in the northwest. The Pleiades, the most beautiful cluster in the skies, rise early in the east. An additional charm has been added to this remarkable 'group since the camera has detected nebulous matter around tl.e principal stars that are too far distant tor the eye of man to perceive. Beiny situated about half way between the northerly and southerly poles of the heavens, this constellation, when above the horrizon, can be seen all over the habitable globe. Originally seven stars of the group were visiblr to the naked eye, and in Grecian mythology they represented the daughters of AtUis. Only six stars are now visible.—N. Y. Times. ''It's a Ghilly monster," Sa ir1 A,,* They say its breath's po'iC » 6 ma ».' "They ' "It's lizard. 7-year-old a cross between a"" snake " " a small one, This is , on have seen.them a good deal larger in *»« zona," said a man who hadbpwT'rn. ^ItWna.ligator.'-sairttVe^ & 2™£%. BOItotan * ]n ^ No. abont put it up there?"" 1 A pause. "Don't know." they got, I guess. "A species of crocodile," another man called it. "It's the Ghyla monster they "First m was what talk of so," said a middle-aged man. it s poisonous, others not." "That's the animal that bit that man- that professor" was another starting contribution to the fund of information "Whac professor? Where?" "Tip-town, somewhere or other " —New York Sun. STAINliD GLASS The line of Glass-Working In This Country Surpasses all Pievtoas Efforts. ^ Ulassworker. The stained glass of many of the ca- ;hedrals and churches of the old world despite their coarse pigments and ?wk- ward leading, were gems of beauty in orm aud color, and they altogether dis- ,ance a great deal of what is being done in the same field. On the other hand, however, the high grade glass worker of the present time is. achieving results that would have been absolutely unattainabl' n the ancient and medieval times. It is' 1 not generally known that an entirely aett hstinot line of glass-working has sprung up in this country, which is accomplish- ng the most wonderful results. ; It com- lines all that is best in the other schools and has added improvements of its own bj' vhich all the possibilities of colored ftlass lave been exhausted. To such a high state ms this artistic taste been developed, thati >rices are paid for single windows in >rivate houses which would have seemed abulous ten years ago. Three thousand lollars is considered by no means an extra- irdinary pries for one of these modern reations of the artist. For beauty, real- sni and coloring, these high-class win- lows excel anything that has been seen. T "-- life which has been wanting even n the greatest paintings is possible of ealization in glass, where light is behind he picture to infuse it with motion, color and feeling. The figure that can only be represented in the net of walking in canvas pictures, can be actually made to move when the sunlight plays on it through the crystal of the stained window. One distinct departure made by the American artist from European practice is the discarding of pigments, which they say destroy the possibilities of taking full advantage of the lierht,, and which they consequently use in faces of flesh tints. Some of the modern pictures, consisting of many thousand pieces of glasses, are joined with such deft skill by clever leading that lines of-the designs are presented in -as perfect and unbroken a manner a? thoy were in the aisist's drawing. CUSTOMS. tSjielter Milling. There continues groat activity in spelter mining, as shown by the increased production last year, during which period 329,890 tons were mined, an increase of 13,375 tons over the production of 1889. Of the total increase this country is credited with over half. Tlie Schl8ooi>hone. Experience with the schiseophone has proved that it is not reliable for the detection-of flaws iu castings aud forgings, tu " purpose ^for which it was designed, the and for which so much was claimed." Microscop Object glasses for microscopes are now made in Germany of glass that contains phosphoric and boracio acid. It is stated that with lenses made of this glass an object one-twenty thousandth of on inch m diameter can be distinctly After the full on Oct. 17, tho moon rises for three consecutive nights with an average difference considerably less than three-quarters of an hour. The con junctions for the month are sixteen in number, of rather more than usual, Of these, the moon figures in nine. She has already made her visit to Mercury, Saturn and Venus, and exchanged compliments with Uranus. On Oct." 14 giowing crescent came Jupitei and .the to their nearest point for the month, but the too brilliant face of the three quarter will prevent this meeting having much significance, even were it a very much closer on" than it ia. On Oct. 20, the far-distant Neptune is in conjunction; on the 28th Saturn for a second time in tho month; on the 29th Mars, and on the 31st—Uranus, also for a second time. Jupiter, although having passed away from his position in. opposition to the sun when he rose at sunset and looked down from the zenith at midnight, is still glorious to gaze upon as the etvrly evening twilight reveals him bigger and higher in his path across the heavens, and he sinks to rest below the western horizon in the small hours of the morning. He is now in the constellation of Aquariusj and, as he remains about a year in each constellation, it is fairly easy to locate.his surroundings. While at present holding his own and keeping up his court with apparently un- tliuiinished brilliancy, he is slowly but surely approaching his downfall, when he will have to yield to the more dazzling lustre of tho quean of all the planets, which will very shortly appear to grace tho beauties of the American twilight. Venus has now fairly joined the galaxy of evening stars, and her shining, diamond-like rays will in another six weeks be plainly visible shortly after the sun has set, as the planet in gradually withdrawing from the powtrful sunlight that has ingulfed her for several months. Before the year closes we shill have promise of her gain assuming the bewitching aspect that made her so prominent an object in the early months of the year, when she wa<i more than four times her present size. The constellation, will con- inue her course away from us until she reaches the furthest point in her coquettish career early in December, when she will once more turn her face to the northward. Uranus is the third of'the evening star, ind, although well beyond our normal isipn, can be found with telescopic aid. le is a fairly important member of the jlanetary family for the month, as he is wice in conjunction with the moonj once oday and again on the last day of the THE GILiA MOBSTER. Au Animal Combiniujj the Hoi-rid Looks of the Toad and Simlco. Probably you want to know why the messenger boy you sent tnrough Nassau street recently was late. The explanation is very simple. He stopped to look at the Gila monster in the window of 128. _ The Gila monster is a fat, loose-skinned lizard. His skin is dirty white, covered with tolerably regular stripes and spots of dirty black. Each scale has in the middle a round knot like the head of a nail driven into the skin. Prom this the scientists have named it Heloderrna Hor- ridum, the horrid nail-skinned thing. One spectator said: "It looks like a lizard covered with beads." Another said: "It looks as if it was made by hand—knitted." He had it right. Any lady who reads this can go down on Nassau street, take a few notes of the pattern and knit her a Gila monster. It would be the simplest kind of knitting, for there is no shape to the thing, except about the feet. When made, Jet the children play with it a few days to get it dirty; and take oub whatever remnants of crispness or elegance there may have been in it. Then put it on your parlor table and your friends will think you have a real Jive Gila monster, ' That is, they will think it is alive it they know the animal. If not, they . may expect to see it move. But the Gila monster doe.i not believe in moving. You cannot even see it breathe as it lies there iu its box. About once xn a quarter of an hour it stirs its head slightly, and always surprises the spectators by giving this evidence of life. It is in a glass box, about 15 inches long, which does not quite give it room to stretch at full length, its body is 1% inches thick, and might be twice that if the folds of the skin were stretched out by a big dinner in the stomach. Its tail stai ts with a thickness of 1 inch and an intention of being two feet long, but grows tired of life and brings itself to a blunt point inside of 8 inches. Its nose is round and flat. Altogether the Gila monster combines all the bad looks of the toad and the snake, and adds a few of its own. Its name should be pronounced Hela, unless you know how to give the G the sound which ch has in German. The Gila monster has always had the reputation of being poisonous among the Indians of the southwest, where its home ninny ot'.the Old Customs Among: th Have is, but scientific men have laughed at the idea. They never kn6w such a thing as a poisonous lizard. A few years ago, however, a professor was dissecting one wliicb hud died in a museum, and foun'd an unmistakable poison fang in its jaw. of the monsters were made to bite The now currents of the time that have developed New York of the past into the present metropolis have had their natural effect on the social and religious customs of the Jews. A certain picturesqueness, which gave a peculiar ha!o and beauty to old-time Jewish life, has vanished in the stir and bustle of this elevated age. The historic festivals used to possess a special atmosphere, and their charming and poetic associations aided powerfully in maintaining family life and developing an raathetic as well as religious influence. Sabbath eve in a truly pious Jewish household was a poem in itself, a family reunion, a religious thanksgiving, a pojan of joy, in which old aud young alike participated, Its scenes have inspired many a Jewish poet, and furnished Heine with the subject of one of his most characteristic poems. The Jewish wedding of a few decades ago possessed all of its quaint Oriental features. The special festivals, like passover, pente- cost, and tabernacles, were fragrant with their traditional ceremonies, while Purirn rejoiced the Jewish heart with its merriment and good cheer, and the feast of dedication, in honor of the victories of the Maccabees, occurring near Christmas, was crowned with games and gifts. In these decades, too, the Jews were few in number and lived within easy distance of each other, so that the community was like a large family. With the new condition a good deal of traditional Judaism has passed away; but, on the other hand, a larger and more bountiful benevolence, a broader and . more hopeful education, can be seen. The ritual has been shortened, the religious worship improved, organ ard choir have been generally introduced, and German and English substituted for some of the Hebrew prayers. Thfi old congregation, with women in the galleries and the meft below, wrapped in white praying mantles, is not uiet so often any more. The appearance of a fashionable synagogue or temple does not differ materially from that of a fashionable church, nor does the fasb.iona.ble Jew or Jewess differ socially from the non Jew or non-Jewess. Ic is chiefly among the recently arrived immigrants that so-co.lled orthodox customs are at their strongest, to becom6 weaker with every generation, and finally, perhaps, to pass away. — H-arper's Weekly. MEAN, nonth, just, before the old moon turns in-1 animals, which promotly died. o the new. hi addition to this some- Mli " fv " 1 """" "— - 1 —'- —'-- '•• vluit unusal-occurence the planet'is in uperior conjunction with the sun on the 25th, and after that date will be classed with the morning stars. Of course, uch proximity to the centre of the .War ystem renders it more -than usually diffi- ult matter to find him. Oa the 26th Jranus and mercury are in conjunction. Saturn bus lost his rings, which have jeen gradually disappearing ever since 885, when they were open to thsir widest Some small this the uiuaeum attendants, wbo had been accustomed to handling them as familiarly .as so many frogs, became wonderfully respectful. There were from two to a dozen spectators gathered about the window all through Thursday afternoon. Every passer stopped to look at it, though most of them had no idea what it was, except for the card in the window civing the creature's name. A few, when questioned, had more definite ideas. Such Was the Mini Who Was Carefully Niu-K.-d l>y HU Wife. To the lai'tfH number of stories of "the meanest, man" winch . >ire frequently related, OIIH should be a'Med of a certain Frenchman, (unions for his habit of grumbling at ov"-r.\ i liirig aud on every occasion. He was attacked by inQamoiatory rheumatism, and was carefully nursed by his wii'e, who was very devoted to him in f.pite of his fault finding disposition, His suffering caused her to burst into tears sometimes as she sat at his bedside. • One day a friend of tho invalid catne in and asked him how he was getting on. "Badly, badly!" he exclaimed, "and it's all my wife's fault." "Is it possible?" asked the friend in surprise. "Yes. Thn doctor t >ld we that humid- it) was bad for m",''und there that woman sits and cries, just to make it moist in the room!" A STRONG force of police occupied the streets at Bio Janeiro, and order is every' where restored. OJK rioter waskilled and several were injiued in Friday night 8 fracas. i V i^d^^^^m^i&

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