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Algona, Iowa
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Of NATIVE MEDICINES. tnUATlcfti in «r|,|Rh II*rb»ron« f'nnpi limn Artdi-,1 t; Oftr Knowletlff*.. Wo have nlmo.H forgotten tlio herb tnedicinos of our ancestors. A Very fftw of Uiolr ingredients Imvo boon ru- tainted into tlio pharmacopeia of •clenco; In some old gardens, diminishing every year, tho ancient herb bed still produces unknown "worts Which divert tho children by eccentric flavors. Hut tlio of thorn has passoil out of memory, To distrust familiar nnd easy remedies appears to bo Iristinetlvo with Mankind. Another devolojnnont .of tho flamo fooling, no doubt assisted Witches and wizard* of old in making thoir euros. It also led to tho employ- taent of powdered mum my flosli, crocodile's gall, lie/war stones, and HO forth, or by doctors, to tho protonce thereof. Hut tho witches wore certainly acquainted with secrets unknown to tho professors of tholr timo— that in not •aying much, Indood. Some of thoHft I' vo been accepted, and aro still in onfly use, but others arc lost. M, Mlcholot looked Into this uub.oct for his famous work "La Sorcioro," and proved that tho vlrluos of tho Sohin- •coa-, or tubers, that most powerful *nd most dangerous family of European herbs, woro discovered by the Witches; hitherto thulr mischievous •fleets only had boon iindorstootl. Evory observant travolor In savage realms probably, Hays tho Saturday Evening Post, iiuiuiros with inl.orost whether Caucasian sclonco 1ms looked Into native medicines— and, if not, why pot? In such deadly noun trios as the West Coast of Africa, ho remarks that •Id women UHO preparations, scarcely lo bo called secret, which, as residents, Hectare will save a man In tho lost agonies of dyscnlary, or even in that hopeless stage of fovor whoa tho vie- Mm has become comatose. Elsewhere in tho East there ar« Olassort, and oven tribes, which devote themselves lo medicine or to surgery results woll worth attention. TOE UPPER DESMOINFAALGONA. TnW A w^x^.;, THAN FICTION. * Tnil h.-nl Til,. th,t timtldei ,,,' th.. "»a.\t fitin iirlnfc." Away down In tho South harbor di»- trlcl, tho big British ship Kilbranmih is busily ungaifcd discharging a cargo of sulphur at r'reomont street dock. •mys tho San Francisco Examiner. Among her crow Is an apprentice William Galloway. Ho is a brown- ''need Scotch laddlo who says "mithor" - .«"M,p.. ,, m l nvnrvMifnjr nbnuthim. n-om tno t rayed bottoms of his jeans trousora to tho wiry-looking tufts of hiiir which poop from beneath tho front peak of his little fore-and-aft cap, betoken tho rollicking, happy-go- lucky nature of the doep-soa sailor- boy. There Is tHE TERROR OF SUSPENSE. Bow "" the tho tfn. a story connected with young Galloway and It is moro won- Icrful and thrilling i n details than tiany of tho tains of marine disaster evolved from tho brains of latter-day vritors of fiction. Ho was Josh over- ronrd from tho,.Kllbrannan'on a wild vintor night 000 miles south of the lapoof Good Ifopo, and his subso- quont roscuo at a timo when Hoaroh or him was about, to bo abandoned "Ivos color to tho old foroo.-isllolo-rond thatthcrois "a chorub sitting aloft who looks out for tho lito of poor Jack." . "It WIIH 8 o'clock on tho evontn<* of Job. 2« last," Haiti First Alato \VillTam CoiuMoet. "Wo woro flfty-fivodays out from Philadelphia, bound for IIlogo, ' Japan, and whnn dipt MoCalhm, took tho HUH at noon on tho day montiouod wo were in latitude -1-1.01 south, long- l-l past. At tho timo the With . Everyone has hoard of the Khnngars, who from time immemorial have practiced tho art of restoring and Improving tho human noso. Tholr inventions pave boon gladly accepted throughout the world. ralgravo tolls of a Bedouin tribe, tho bollbah, doctors to a man, who traverse Arabia, performing tho most wonderful cures. In surgery alno they practice "lithotomy, paraoutlsiH, and •till more dinicult operations. " and ••Worn fail. Palgravo was as llttlo Inclined to credulity as man could bo, but tho evidence of his own eyes con- Tinood him' that tho secrets of tho So- Ubah are woll worth investigation. 1 no "Dozoar stone" playa a' groat part in tho native doctoring 1 throughout those countries whore It Is found. In Luropo it was highly esteemed during tho middle ages— that is •omo substanco is so often o os may safely assume that tho .Honour of our remote forefathers was. not as that which Oriental practitioners aro HO fond o administering, but, It was probably akin to it— an internal deposit Borne animal. Tho tnio variety teemed In those day* in found. BO far as wo know, in Uornoo alono, whore tho collection and export of It is valuable business with tho jungle tribes; as will bo understood when a Blnglo Blono may fetch $aoo to Ordinary Uo/.oar is extracted from monkeys, but from what part of the body docs not yet scorn assured. Some nativoa allege that they llnd It only In the stomach, others in the intestines. Mr. Hart Everett was told that it trows in tho head and also in tho hands, whllo many say that they ox- poet in any part of tho body. This seems moat probable under tho olr- cumstanccs, though somewhat opposed to our notions. The stones vary much In nl/o, tho largest commonly reaching' the dimensions of a filbert- but vastly bigger specimens have boon found. J'hosurmco. though contorted, IB smooth and Binning, of a pale olive- green color. Undo accident occurred there was a strong westerly wind blowing. It was dark und bitter cold and tho sea was running very high. "Galloway was half way up tho rat- linos, unhooking a block from the main shoot, -when tho vessel gavoa lurch and ho lost hold and fell into the son. The captain, who was standing aft near the wheel, observed the accident and threw a life-buoy to the lad as ho was being carried past the stern of tho vessel ou the top of a bitr wave. b "The ship was brought up in the wind as quickly as possible and a boat lowered and manned. I took command of her and away wo wont as fast as wo could in tho direction wo sup. posed the lad to be. Wo hoard him shout several times as wo wore lowering the boat, but he had yellod himself hoarse and wo had nothing to guide us as wo pulled aimlessly about in tho heavy sea, "Wo pulled around for ovor an hour, and us wo lost sight of tho ship several times and tho night was getting rougher and thicker I was about to give up tho search In despair, when suddenly wo hoard a fooblo moan. and. BtrillnllllT mil-nvna \an >l n ......l_.i n..n_ t tar iirnvis n came up marchipg and counter™ . forming a battle front four long. It is now 10 o'clock; Wo were ready hero on the left wing be- thfey wore on the right, but all are ready now. . . So long ns wo were moving thero was something to distract attention, but now comes tho test of waiting—of suspense. Away over thero < we can see the columns of the enemy wheeling Into position—banners rippling— artil- ery moving with hones under tho lash. There Is going to be a fierco ffmpplo here. Those scattered trees will be rent and riven—these acres of green grass torn up_that babbling brook change the color of its waters poforo the sun passes its zenith. Men draw a long breath to fill their lungs before putting forth nil their strength in one great, effort.. Armies dp tho 8amo, writes M. Quad in tho N. r. World. This is the, long breath before tho clash comes. 'Watch tho horses as the Hold-pieces come galloping up! They aro looking across tho valley at the- enemy, their eyes blazing and thoir ears working Everyone is in a tremble as the team's are unhitched and led away to tho shelter of the ravine. They kndw what is coming, and tho waitlnrr"i,h- nerves thorn. There Is "old John!" as the boys call him. He has been in half a dozen fights, and ho has throe or four battle soars,'but ho is jutf aa nervous as if h e had never heard a gun fired. See how his nostrils quiv- .... Watch the blaze of his oyesl What a painting ho would make as ho stands thero with his head ,. 1*01 ftOtiie ON A HAfobdAR. M»ry|Ah«l»r*on«<i Kicltlnir Effort to fil a - ' . , W* ^ *"-««HTI» »»• Mary Anderson had to keep an engagement at th<3 Carll opera house, now be Hyperion, in Now Haven says the New York Telegram. She nadJ»en playing a week's engagement in the Llm city to groat houses. The Yale students. M was always tho case, bought tip entire rows of seats in tho largest house between New York and Providence. "Our Mary told the members of the company on iuesday night," said tho chief tale-teller, "that thero would be no rchearsa -on Wednesday, as she intended running down to the metropolis «o do some shopping. It- was just after the seaspn opened, and Miss Anderson JefVNew York without'a num. ber of little incidentals she heeded "At 8:20 o'clock, just before the curtain was o, be rung up, i iouso . Manager Carll came rushing on the stage with hair on end. -My God, I am ruined*. Miss Anderson's train is wrecked-at-Bridgeport!" 'M° wa yed a telegram and called for Miss Anderson's understudy. To tell the truth, eho didn't have any. Wo had only just gono on tho road and none of tho ladies in the company could .speak our Mnrv'a n,,.,= >,iJL Of course it gives me the preference of being the dearest, butthen itdoesn't look right for a girl to have too many house and tail erect and every nerve a-quiver. The officers' voices grate harshly as .they jerk out their commands of "Dress more .to tho rlarhtl"— "Front thorol"— "Cease that talking!" They are officers, but they are men. The f under that name "that" moTploplo B . tmln i»'' ou "^. wo descried recognize tho word. Wo Now, Vlioro IN Few persons suspect that tho blase youth so familiar in this decade of tho nineteenth c.-ntui-y was known to tho early puritans of Massachusetts Hay but ho was, and at, least ona of the •poolos lies buried In Salom churchyard, us tho following epitaph, copied from hhi tombslouo abundantly proves: MU. N A Til AN 1101., MATUOU Diuil Doi. yo irili, Mi-s, Ail iigoa poi-sou Hun. hud sociii but 10 wintiM-s iii iiii) win-Ill. CloHo to thn clr.mlar boundary that separates romuvlva.ra and Dolawaro » tno gi'iivoyanl in which lo oatos tho famous •-ticking It Is tho graveyard of" tho London Xracl 1,-uakor Moving 1 louse, known In common pai-lamv) as tho London Irai-lc. 'I'no region w»s sotllod moro than two humlrod .voaiy a.-o by Quakers from London. Tho pr^ont mooting bouse goos back woll into tho last century. J'ho tombsionc, according to a local logund, givo-i forth a constant ticking sound. Tho possibility ia that tho ticking is caused by tho tYiekliri"- Of a subterranean .-.tivi-.m ujfiin- «, lad". flen deposit of linuwtono. way clinging to the life-buoy in tho trough of the son almost under our bow. Wo soon had him on board and it took some slapping and rubbing to put warmth in his rigid limbs " Galloway loft his work on tho forecastle head when called by tho mate, and told his fearful experience to tho "When I rose to tho surface after falling tho ship's lights wont away from mo like a (lash. I heard something splash in tho water bosido mo, but I could not. see what it was I know afterward it was tho life-buoy Captain McCullum throw to me I am a good swimmer and managed to ride Hie big seas that camo alon«, but it was terribly cold and my logs began to fool like load. The water was as blaok as ink, and when exploding shells and the zippino- bullets are meant for them as woll as us, and thoy aro also fighting against the terror of suspense. : ,,6ur colonel rideia along the lino In front That ia woU, but it is a bluff for all that He s moving to keep his nerve under control Watch the men! Thero are old veterans hero—men who have fought in every great battle from flrst Hull Run to_ Gettysburg-— and there are recruits who reached us only, three days ago from the far-away farms and villages. You see a difference, hut it is affected. Ihe old veteran jokes with the men right and loft sharpens his jack-knife on tho rock in front of him, whistles a few bars from a rollicking air to make you believe that he nover felt more serene in .his life. It's a mere sham; but it helps to braco up the pale-faced men ; who are to receive their baptism. '•Why don't we move?" This state of suspense is 'disorganizing. Men look wildly to tho rignt and loft—to tlio roar. There .speak our Mary's lines. Tho had $1,600 or $2,000 in it It was a dandy, and poor old Curll had good reason to kick. ;-Carll wont before tho curtain, and neing a great favorite among the students, ..who were raising perfect Th*™ m. ' Kahs ' for Mar y- Pacified them with an explanation. 'Hut a little matter like a train-wrook won't keep Miss Anderson from playing here.-to-night,' said Manager Carl* ^.'tioodl good." cried the i ^k®n there wore songs by tho students. good humor. 'Nine o'clock darlings. Un<! ought to be sufficient especially when he is engaged." "Why, George!" She had her head on b-> shoulder now. '•Oh, of COUMO I know what you toeim,"he Went,on In his superior way. "but one might as well ba correct. Now, in another letter you called me your -ownie own.' That doesn't make sense. Ownie own' conveys no more meaning than 'own.' •George!" There was menace in lier tone, but ho was too busy with ils little lesson to notice it. "Another time—" he began. "Never mind the other time," sho nterrupied. 'Why. my dear, I wai only' giving you a little instruction in the uso of English." "Oh. yos; my uso of language doesn't suit" The beautiful girl waa a trifle excited. "My dearest—" ' "But I'll improve; I'll do bettor. I suppose if I called a man Mr. Jones it would indicate that there were other Joneses who .wore, not to be called 4 -Mister i"" "Urn—woll—" "Um, well, yog. And if I ever meet another man Jones, Georgo Marion Jonea. I'll take puin.n to call him Mr. Jones. Good-night." As George Marion Jones walked slowly home ho resolved never again to find fault, with the wording of a love loiter, concludes London Tit-Bits. Ihe next fominino heart he captures can roam at will i;i or out of the dictionary and tho grammar. PARALYSIS. THE NATION*!, HYMN. The Frcti on «.i;nt-' Mary, but bets that sho would tho audience came and were freely play to still no willing e before I The Peculiar Kemlt of a Slhjht Attack of- the Mulnily. Onoof the most noticeable results of a slight attack of pan the New York Tribune,; to substitute the Wrong word, or even that which is intended, says ,1.1. 1st" ftnd the Oaf fnan "Wncht clam fth?in. Paris was the scene of great e"i? Blent on Aug. 10, 1792. News of tlfc* defeat of French troops, sent, out._ meet the .armies of German clef coders of hereditary monarchy at the froutier, had reached the capital and tha fury of the mob against royalty brok-j loose over the city like a terrible storm. Men and women, goaded on by frenzied agitators, gathered about the Tuileries,' the royal palace, whose in* mates sought safety in flight, while the faithful Swiss guards retarded the progress of the mob with the sacrifice of their lives. But no human power seemed to be capable of controlling the plebians of Paris on that fateful day, and soon a motley crowd disport* ed itdelf within the walls of the royal pa'nce such as had never before been seen or heard there. It went through the building like a cyclone; leaving cruel destruction in its wake. Scavengers and ragpickers dressed themselves in kingly robes, says the Chicago News, paraded through the saloons and held mock-'court from thrones which had been sacred to royalty. Men and women who for months had had no food but the remnants from the tables of tho rich reveled in the contents of tho royal imhtrie'sj and wine cellars. Debauch was the order of the day and royalty had to be dis« polled of its glory to furnish the trappings for the feast. They'were not men arid women any longer;-' The sight of tho luxurious surroundings-L which their oppressors anfl.the friend) ol tlio nation's eno^ies had lived mi them frantic with ragfe and turned them into mad beasts, -bent"upon ruin and desolation. Tho worst, dregs of Paris society made the almost sacred precincts of tho Tuilriea resound with a revelry whose principal -programme was tho destruction o'f everything beautiful and refined andJ'-the degivida* tion of^ the .home of royalty to the lowest hoy01 . where vioo went up. ±°j»??pp«-» si±x s „ ,„. A mighty ••'*-— -five minutes of 10.o'clock .4. , , -- -x-r—-rod on tho stage wilii her arms full of parcels. Five went home, after having Vitnossed ° -°-°:-* bo W reatos t performances Miss told rnem- rana , —• ~v»uu*uuoi | y, uu tliO |Jlin Ol tnO YTV, i. — ' ' ' speaker, who can not comprehend why ,, , ^ the 8hamol ess brgie was at its i * ls . n . ot und °rstood. To a patient I fu.* l?!? e ot tlle V^B members of discouraged be- window "Fetch Anderson ever gave. She W1U uj oers of the comoanv of her irreat i much - _iave the shut when he meant to say, me some water,'" a noted specialist related the following incident! A prominent man in Boston, who had a slio-ht - 1 -- apparently had quite shock but who the mob, a professional musician whose business it had been to.enter- tain tho audiences of, low resorts with ribald song and play, espied a beautifully decorated clavichord whoso tiny, delicate design suggested the uiusio of comic opera and the charming aro lo- cess" Tlici LKIIIUIIO of ,„, Thoso people who havo not hoard of the oN'istonco of tho "League of Kind- will bo mirpriscd to learn that it y.-os .HID iiiointer.s, JiOO associates, •il brunch Koorctarios. Vet it was fiuly ostablishod in April last The Objoot of tliis ndmiiablo institution is to enable children lo help thoir poorer brothers and bisters, who-so childhood in passed in loyiuss m>lii u ,'o. B ovs belonging to tlio U>ngiu»."ro. tliorofor'o, r*peclod to mako toys, sorap-books! &c., and girls to mako oh.ldrou's gar- tuonts, uud dross dolls, so ihat tlioso liiuy evontually gul into thu hands of itioso piuvnts can ill aiford to ipojiil monoy on the cheapest of tory *~!~ fiut K roniug Post - -— 1 sank every now and again botweon two big seas I thought tho big walls of water would moot ovor my hoad and never lot mo got to tho top again. j "It was a good job'for mo that the water was so black. I think, or I nevor would havo seen tho white llfo-buoy as t camo to mo on tho crest of a blgmur- cy sea. I readied out and- rest- od my hands on it, and it turned ovor quite naturally and fell down oa ny shoulders, and I got it under my rms and stopped paddling. It came ono too soon, for I was tlrod out and from tho waist down I folt liko a dead mini. I shouted as long as I could, but my voice grow husky mid 1 wasn't able to make a sound above a whisper: "Then 1 hoard big wings flapping ovor my hoad and 1 know Unit tho al- bati-ossoa and moliylmwlw had found mo. Tlwy sivoopod down again and again, and 1 kept waving my arms,' thanking ovot-y moment that one of thorn would drivo its boak through my slcul K •;1 .lost all hopes of'being saved, I>IK \ (.nought of my mother and sis?™ ;" «'K'^W. it Boomed to mo that 1 hud br.ou hours in tho water and that tho end must soon come' -then suddenly I hoard tho splash of oars, ami there, right on top of tremendous sou. was tho white hull of tho mato'a boat. It looked aa if was going to jump clear ovor mo, and J inod hard to shout at thorn. They hoard mo, and tho boat dropped down beside mo, and 1 was soon hauled ou board. 1 could not bond my logs, but when wo reached tho ship tho captain gavo mo medicine, and with plenty of warm blaukots and hot oofTeo 1 soon begun to feel myself again. I was only laid up for twenty-four hours." are no cowards hero, but it would take very little to start a, panic and a rush. Men still laugh, but it is mockery. They jest, but they scarcely hear- their own words. iLbok at that recruit. He's a sturdy young farmer who waa sharpening his scythe in the hay field three weeks ago. He has the strength of an ox, and no man ever looked into his faco and put him down as fainthearted. Twenty minutes ago he would have swept forward with us to charge a battery and hurrahed with excitement Suspense has sapped his courage and unnerved him. See him tremble! Note his paleness! Now there comes a look of terror and desperation to his eyes, and before any one could stop him—! • What! Ho haa sont a bullet into his head from his own muakot—killing himself through sheer terror of watt- ing to,bo killed by tho enemy! Wo saw it whenever wo waited. Wo rose from 'bivouac many a tho presence of to JNOW naven after her train was wrecked just this side of Bridgeport— eighteen miles from the City of Elms. "No train could pass the wreck and Miss Anderson couldn't roach Now Haven with horses till nearly midnight It was 6:30 o'clock, and our Mary had just about given up hopes when « bright idea struck her. A lot of track men and wreckers had come up from Bridgeport on handcars, a, four-whee crank arrangement used by the railroad repairers along tho line. " -I will give $200 to the men who will take me to New Haven on one of those handcars,' said Miss Anderson. O. M. Shepard. the present general superintendent of the New York. New Haven & Hartford road, was at the scone of the wreck. Ho offered eight of .his biggest and most muscular men to Miss Anderson for her handcar, feho g-ayly mounted the little car with her maid. It was a great ride and a dangerous one. Of course, though, Mr. fehepurd -wired ahead for a clear track. Now Haven was reached after the greatest handcar race on record. Ihe big. brawny Irishmen worked the $200 too. Miss Anderson said it was the most exciting ride she had ever experienced in all her travels around both hemispheres on all sorts of trains and vehicles." ue recovered, wished some nails, and anco tunes of tho a £° of the stately went into a hardware shop to purchase minuet " Caught by an inspiration, he them. "I want a dozen or so of arch- £ P ? , the instrut nent and standing angels," he said to the somewhat mys- nf? 1 ' 6 . hamm ered out ,ihe tune of the rk. "XVn An ««* i, — «.__ -I A I'roiul Moiiioiit. A couplo of solid citizens of Austin woro standing on a street corner discussing tho ups and downs they had seen in life since thoy wore boys together. ' * "Well, "said Col. Verger, "what do you romombor. Major, as the proudest moment of your past life?" Tho Major rubbed his ohlu reflectively- "111 tell you, Colonel, I think it was wliou 1 wont to the barber's for jne flrst time ana roali/.od that I hud hud my lu?t homo-nittdo " " morning in tho enemy to stumble against the corpses of comrades han~- ing to limbs—driven to suioido because their nerves broke down under tho strain of suspense. an Aiiclont JTIolianiKiudaii \Vrltln-. Among tho curiosities of tho UpsaU University Museum there is an old handwriting, tho value of which has Dust been considerably increased bv its identification. .U was acquired by tho Swedish scholar, llassolquist, during his travels in the Kast, in 17.|l)-;il and was presented by Queen Louisa Uli-ilca to tho unhvrsity. It is a manuscript in Arabic but owing to tho titlo-pago not being gonu'iuo. the authorship has novor boon n-scortainud Irofossor Ahlwardt. of (iriofswald. has now discovorod that its real tttlo is "Iroof of Mahomet's Prophetship " and that tho writer was the celebrated eleventh century scholar. Abu Hekr el Hoihago, of tho thousand volumes of whoso writings only a fow have Been preserved. It is rumored that part of the manuscript will bo published with a translation and notes, and thtt't King Oscar of Sweden will loud his patronage to tho sohomo.—Pall Mall Ga/otltv The A Collodion of Crowns. object of this "Note" is not a description of any single crown, but as a mere mention and record of tho cu- rioue fact that a whole collection o crowns are kept at the royal palace (the Kremlin) at Moscow. These relics of departed greatness—they nearly all come from countries which have been subjugated by the tyrannical Russians - aro kept in what is known as the ''.Throne lloom" of tho Kremlin. Hero are shown the crowns of Poland Kazan, Georgia, Astrakhan and Persia, besides tho thrones and other royal insignia too numerous to mention. Besides tho crowns of conquered nations thoso of nil tho Ciiiirs may bo seeh in that vast treasure house. The most curious ono of tho lot is tho double crown made for Potor tho Great and his half-witted brother; tne most costly thatof tho Empress Catharine, which contains L'.dSli d.!..mondM o f t h o first water.—St. Louis tified clerk. "We do not keep them, ~!V, waa the response. "That is odd,"said Mr. B , and he went into another shop and asked again for archangels. Again the smiling clerk told him that thoy did not have them. Quite vexed at his failure to procure such simple things as small nails, he tried the third time with like result and finally gave it up in despair -I never saw anything like the stupidity of these shopkeepers," he declared to his wife at dinner; "I went into three hardware shops after archangels and could not got them." -After what!" exclaimed his wife; and it was not until after she explained her astonishment that he realized what a mistake he had made. tVliy the Hoys l<6r.To J,I;£ "i- — The answer is self-evident— perpet- }'iT u i0il in ffood woat - h er all through tho busy season, and perpetual loneliness in bad weather and most of tho winter season. The time when tho farmers, have leisure is, in half the country, the very time 'when they cannot got away from home by reason of iheir isolation and bad roads; yet such is tho hunger of the heart that, tho boys revolt against this unendurable loneliness and even now often walk miles through tho rain or the snow to spend half a day in sitting around the stove m tho country store. Already in many sections, the young people of both soxos have broken through tho barriers and established farmer? clubs and little societies of one sort or another; and improved roads havo done much to aid this relief. But why should not this natural tendency be reasonably directed, nnd all ages and both sexes • enjoy thoir long winter evenings together.—John W. Book waiter in the Forum. •Marseillaise," then .a brand-new •composition. The mob,' drunk with .frenzy and with the wine from royal cellars, joined the young singer in the liery, tyranny-defying . words of the text Ihe song of the revolution became the death knell 'of royalty, and its history became entwined with, memories too terrible to be ever effaced by tint a Tho "dawning of the day of glory" which the "Marseillaise" announces to the children of France was the. downfall of that royalty which had kindled love of glory to make France forget the misery to which royalty and aristocracy had condemned her toil. Ing millions. All Em-ope became terrorized before the use made of royal and eceies- iastic heritage in the words and the music, of the "Marseillaise." Never before had music been used as a weap. on against tho throne or against secular or ecclesiastic aristocracy. Musio bad beon one of the most loyal of all the arts, and now it had become the ally of the bloodthirstv revolution. ,,,i i i j,, bloodthirsty i 0 , UIU1 , 10 a. which did not rest until it had steeped the soul of Paris and of Franc, in th- blood of royalty, of own devout Franco in the . „. -. aristocracy, of priests and even of its followers. No wonder that with the revolution Jf« "Marseillaise" also was put to bleep. It was tabooed by all govern ment authority, and in Franca to be abroad. It waa sung m 1*30 and again in 1848 on thl buUdf, 3 P hi ° h "'"tation .ttampSI build m Paris, but it was sc — so ™ - In Most I'opiiliir Onoof tho Paris Authors. newspapers has any oilier a case of' Dumas LOVE AND GRAMMAR. (Hunt <-ntei-ii111ur». Caterpillars from ton to twolvo inches long aro said to bo not uncommon in Australia, while species which vary in length from six to eight inches we stated to bo numerous I'or Crcmutloii. ' The World of Science (London) says that bir Henry Thompson's paper on ••Cremation," read tit tho congress of nygipno, was on a subject which will shortly call imperatively for attention m thickly populated countries, mealing passed a resolution Tho by un overwhelming majority in fuvor of Sir lienrys proposal, approving crema- Affliction und 1'ropor English Too Mn«Ii tn Expect of a 1-rotty Gin. "Darling," he said softly, and at'the same time with a certain degree of lirmnoss. ••! enjoyed your letters greatly while I was away." "Oh. did you, George?' cried the beautiful girl, her face glowum- with pleasure. "Yos, Ethel, I did. "bo said, "doaplto tho fact that 1 could hardly approve of some of tho phraso.-i you used." ^ "Oh, I know I can't write well, tieorge." sho said penitently, while she toyed with his silken mustache, "but you know what I meant" "Yes. I know what you meant," he said, patronizingly, -but it was, nevertheless, open to misconstruction, and ono cannot bo too careful, what of a stickler in that line, know. Now, in your last ..un u jj i H j./ \j L & iiilCj been making inquiries among thopub- lisherB to discover tho most popular authors in Franco and has collected 6omo rather curious facts. Tho novel as.inlght be-expected, is tho mostpopl ular form of literature and tho works of tho elder Dumas dro in far greater demand than thoso of writer. It is almost Tirst and the rest nowhere. After -urn, but at a long interval, comos 7o- a, und then Georgo Ohnot. A<min there is a wide gap and then cosmos uuy do Maupassant followed by Hal- zao, George Sand, and Gaultor in the order named. After all these < tho name of Daudet at the head of host of minor celebrities. The serious book that vies- in popularity with some of the most widely circulated novels is tho "Vie do Jesus" o Kenan, which seems to be in as r en- era demand as the ' •Cuisiniei-Q Bour- geoiso. "—Chicago Times. J|entoro 11 ii rent. They are introducing a novel method in Belgium, writes the foreign correspondent of the Homilitio Keview for the purpose of determining whether Sunday shall be a day of rest for letter carries. Sunday postage stamps are to bo 'provided. All letters with .vun , f uc . h f !lul P3 mailed on Saturday are I urn some- I f° be , dohvereil on Monday. After try- Ing tho experiment for awhile it is to l\rt ftnni.1 3 .__.-»• . T **•* Rheim," aso-nTor SrmaT"'" "" July, 1870, -,,,,«^'r I'ltm i« .... . ». x *wijiiUiiiy T rise in ilar incentive, defeat of i-ho o hdse riblo partioularly after the pim The --Marseil- was Drought out again; its appeal to the sons of. ter- blood" •Wacht am lii )Bira ., the -Ma onl , approving cremation generally, and as especially deal• for the subject* of fatal infeo- •»We wth v wai the ohiot theme of the paper. begun. you letter you •My Dearest Darling.'" eorgo!" and the be to hide ber blushes in his "Oh, George!" and the beautiful girl tried shoulder. "Tut tut," he said. "Don't be fool- Ish. Ihat would indicate, you see, 1 that you had several other darlings. ' be decided, according to the relative number of letters with those stamps, whether th.o majority of the letter! writing public wants tho postman to enjoy a Sunday rest. If they do then the carrier* are to be freed from /I OIF *K »*•!>• suppression of 'he German which, aside its *republic, a.'t^the

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