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THEUPPRR DBS MOINE8. ALGONA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 18,1891. fil<n xn'rl thiM fMmVI hf tlift Dttlfi mnn'K trlfft, /in) thorn oiuiif Id" liiif.iilcpt dny of hid lift?, wlilln i hi- m-lsrlilion" wlih (tilts firtnired to flock— "I'd llho Hit! most," elm tolil him, "« cuckoo clock." A ropnMi tivlnklp wns In hi* rvn», Pli'ftditiiilv hlnilnir of «omr cnrjirlcft, Anil, -while tlioy worn tulhlnft thoy lirurd n knock, AHA it IIM/f; boy brought In ft cuckoo clcick. ft pnoknifo cntno which hnrl been ft- IH'CPPPcl JIv ft nciii- ncqiinlntnncri who llrod out wnsl, Wlillofrom It tucco Bounded a faint "tick- took," And blt*t If It, wnfln't n cuckoo clock I Mis. Smith npprnrcd Jones, with Jinr frlnnd Miss /ml mid llin Intlor, In Inujrhlnir tones, "1'vo naked Ml* Binllh whiU'B hi her box, And 1 flml Unit wo'vo both brotiirht cuckoo clocks." Hid llttlf Jowolcr follow! t.hom. "«('»(, wldhoB I" ho said. "Almml fthomf J Vo Just bi-oii looking over my stock, And j thought J'd give you u. uuckoo olook," And wilt Hint llio hut ono? Oh, dear, no) They'd found out llio gift that she'd most prl/,o, on All tho tiolglilior- for blocks nnd blocks Kept on coming with cuckoo clocks, "po-hoo!" "Oo-hool" "On-hool" "Oo-hool" T would luitro mil run frantic, wouldn't It you? »p lilulo, nor pictured, nor glass, nor crooks— All cuckoo olouksl All cuckoo clocks! —Malcolm UonuhiN, In St. Nicholas. 'CUPIDS SERVITOR. Like n batch of broad made with rtalo yenst—•midden Mini sour—was tho lace of Clymor Ames. Ho was the very last man you would Imvo supposed to bo tho salaried servitor of Cupid. Yet, so fond of paradoxes is Fate, that this man, who had eschewed Love, made his bread and butter by serving him. But, like all who wall tin Love with Interested motives, lie received nothing but dross for Ills pains. Yot one day It happened that llin fleklo master hud plaeod before his •yes those illuminating glasses which turn tho common sky into heaven, which convert life Into a lyric and woman into a nreiituro of perfume and melody and light. Bui the next day, as 0110 may see, these glasses wore taken off agal'n, and Oly mer Amos had never looked through them since. Yet every day ironi 8 in tho morning till 6 in the afternoon this man, who could have killed Eros for his porlldious conduct, was obliged to toil in his behalf. He was, in short, tho clerk who issued the marriage licenses. When he lirst went into the service of "It is not becanio J play tonnis that I am happy," he cried explosively, "but because' I play tennis with you?' "Oh," cried Miss Eastwater, as she relied tho yellow bow on her hat. '•isn't it too bad then that I am going away tomorrow for the rest of the summer?" Going for the rest of the stimmerl Clymor was sure none of those twenty- two happy men with licenses In their pockets had ever known such suffering as this. He leaned against a true. Ilu nould not remember feeling so strange since that day ho fainted in the office, after being up all night with the poor agent who had tho rheumatic fever. "Then vou are not sorry to goP" he whispered. "You will not miss me?" Lydla Eastwater tied the yellow bow once more. It was growing into a deeper twilight. Tho one bar of red in the west wast all there was lefl of the day. She hit a moth that fluttered bv in tho dusk. "Why, yes, I shall care. I shall care very much indeed." She looked straight at him,and the red in tho wu.n got into her cheeks. Clynier started forward, throbbing with a new life. He forgot all about tho lirst act and even about the fifth' one. All he saw was a girl's eyes. All ho fjult was her soft lips. Then tho other players came walking across the lawn in the twilight, and llio next day Miss Knslwalor «ont away. Clymor wvoto lo her, of course. He stole the limn in ivhiuli lo do tills from the county. Hut the ainwor.s were not jusl what ho Mad expected tlioy would be. the greatest of cosmopolitans, he dedicated to him a uu- hls superior. Cupid, very had chlrograpliy, a totally uneducated por- conlion and an indefatigable industry. In the course of a few weeks spent behind the little window in Ihii county Court's spacious apartments, the diirngniphy of this young man began to improve. So did his perceptions. He could loll, when a man approached him, whether ho had family pride or not; whether or not ho was junlimcntal and impatient; whether ho was inclined for hymeneal display; •whether ho was happy or fearful; whether ho was going to marrv ft /woman of whom ho was proud or only one with whom ho was In lovo. Clymor Ames, who at lir.st saw only tho sUige-earpeiitering and scene-shifting in llii.s drama of tiio emotions, bo- pan to wonder how it, would look from tho front. Ho found himself getting very curious as lo what a man did and •aid before — armed with tho ago, name, maternal and paternal parents' names of his bride—ho came to ask ,Ior legal permission to bo forovor hap- I'.V- It would bo vory easy, of course, for Clymor Ames to get that legal right. In his capacity of lover ho could 'approach himself in his capacity ao clerk, ami without unnecessary embarrassment or hesitation nsk for a license and get it. To bn sun;, ho could not well bo 011 both sides of the window at (HUH), and ho had some doubts about the complete regularity of a lioemto Ki'aulod under circumstances in which llio applicant Hssoeiiitcii with such "ioonify familiarity with tho clerk. This, howovor, was a difficulty which ho foil could bo overcome. But that was tho lifth act. What led up to itP What ilid a lover «lo through the four preceding acts? Clymor Ames determined to find out. Fate, which is sometimes kind only to bo cruel, aided him. It wont further, and abetted. Lydia Eastwater lived in tho next block but one to whom Clymor Amos boarded, and she eamo down to see tho daughter of tho landlady and play tennis with hor on the lawn. Clymor, who had hitherto detested tennis, felt convinced as HOOD as ho saw Lydia Eastwator on the green that exercise .was the only thing for him after his long ulUon hours. Tho rest of the summer ho put on while Manuel as soon as ho got homo, nnd ho all b;it slept with a tennis bat iu his hand. "I guess it must bo pretty dull staying iu tho olliou all day this hot wealhor," tmld Lydia Eastwalor one night whou limy stood t.ogoihor on llio name side of tho white tennis not. "It's dull enough. ISnt nothing to what, it used to bn, you know. I have Bomolhing lo look forward to now." "llavoyouP" said Lydia Easlwatcr innocently, picking a bug off hor rod ami whito skirt. "I'm sure I'm "lad of il." "It's the tennis at night 1 look forward lo. It brightens up my whole day. Don't you euro for it, touP" "MoP" ejaculated Lydia with un- grammatioiiI nonchalance. "Oh, yes, 1 like tennis well enough. 1 wish, though, that these people'would eomo back and go to playing. Standing around on a ti'iinU ground till vou lire ready to drop isn't any pleasaiiior than standing around aiiywhuro else." She llirtod out one foot as she talked and revealed a marvelous slocking. Clyuier wondered if the twenly-lwo follows who had that day applied to .lim for the sanction of tho law to their bliss had experienced such dillkuiliiod iu tho first act—ho felt himself to be Hearing the otul of that part of the drama. If Lydia KislwitiM- wmil'l only show by sunlit r<i:>ii, lio«W"r -m; i. ilml lii'l' ilOIU'l llll'inilnul us Ills ni I tiu wnilhl In; Willing ,I" have the curtain run;: tln.ui for thu cnlru'ucl and leu the Thoy wore full of pleasant gossiping and ovon of tho expression of those girlish opinions which most yonng maidens hold, and which so stronglv resemble copybook mottoes. But she said very little of just the sort of thing that Clynier desired hor to say. Ho consoled himself by looking at' every applicant for a license who thrust his face in at tho little window and relieding: "Ah! my man, you.look happy now. But I know what, you have been through! You may not believe it, but I myself have experienced the rapture of a lilting close to the lirst act, and am now in the midst of the perplexities which are so necessary to tho progress of tho play. My dear follow, take this lillod-out blank with my blessing. It looks very common-place, perhaps, to the uninitiated. But you and 1 arc perfectly aware that, il Is the passport to heaven," None of those remarks wore audible, of course. They wore tho combined soliloquies of Clymor tho lover and Clymor tho clerk. The man who supplied tho office with legal blanks slood aghast al this time at tiio number consumed iu what was technically known as Cupid's department. Thoy seemed so remarkably in excess of the number of applications recorded that the night clerk might, with some show of justice, have boon accused of throwing tiiom into tho waste basket. And it is true that they did go there, but not until a deal of labor had been expended upon them, not until the blank spaces revealed the fact that Clymor Ames, who lived in u certain city, township, county and Slate, and who was of sucli and such an ago, and without legal hindrance or inctum- branco of a marital sort, received herewith permission from the clerk to marry Miss Lydia Eastwater, whoso qimlilicutions wore then sot down. One day a stranger entered the office—n lino follow, with a elision of the ";" and a swing in tho gait. "Man of importance, of property, of temper and enthusiasm," said the clerk to himself after his usual manner of summing up his customers. "I want a marriage license," said tho young mail gayly and poromptori- " "Name," said the clerk, Irving to bo perfunctory, but actually throbbing with sympathy with tliis happy young tiulmal. "Alfred Sidney Johnson Clayton." "Name of ladyP" "Lydiii Ernestine Eustwator." The dork wont on tilling out the rest of the blank, and did not move a muscle. Tho lover—but there was no lover except tho young man who wont oul swinging his shoulders as ho wont. And HO the peace of Cupid's servilor became, as was mentioned at lirst, like a batch of broad made from stale yeast. And though he works for lovo, ho and his clork do not spoak when they meet, and the capricious boy has ovon boon soon to fold his wings closer about him with an air of contempt when he looked at Clymor Ames, clork of the court and issuer of marriage licenses, World-llcruUl, HAMS CHRIStlAN ANDERSENl. A Sehnnl'ftlft'ii At*«Mn* With tit* brntftrf Writer of PAIrJ tnlM. Near by Countess Son- sat. beside the tall, kind-faced gentleman with whom she had been talking at oiir entrance. Once, as I watched them, it was evident that they were talking about mo. and. catching my eve ttdd seeing my embarrassment, he nodded pleasantly; and when the usual toast to the "Blooming Wreath of Young Ladies" was proposed, he loaned toward me and said, "And to the Llltle Buds also, my Ftnulein." Deeply pleased and Haltered, I asked my neglectful professor the name of-my friendly vis-a-vis. "That is Professor Andersen." he answered, "the celebrated poet." "Ileally," said I, "I. have heard his name so often. 1 am sure Helen add Nolly would bo dellghled to hare his autograph. So that is Professor Andersen! lf My neighbor was convinced thai I appreciated Andersen's celebrity, and as the Couuless ihen rose, I hoard no more aboul him at that time. In the next room tho company divided into various groups. Some young ladies gathered around Andersen and bogged him for his autograph for their albums. He was very ainiu- bl«, and told them to send their books to him, us he would bo three or four weeks al Sorran; and Ihen, probablv seeing from my eyes tho deep interest Looking Alter the Little Things. A writer iu the N. Y. Tribune urges women at (ho houseolcmning time to make it a rule lo inspect everything in tho way of the tilling and furniture" of tho house. If there are slats out of the blinds or the blinds are out of order in any way have them repaired. Look at the locks and bolls and see that everything is iu order, thai the kuvs are 'in place and move easily in "the lock. Sometimes whou H lock is stiff n.fow drops of kerosene oil Will make it ull right. If I here are erapknl window panes dn not wait till I hoy co'i'ne out themselves, biit have them -'repaired now. Look al tho oano-UoUoinod chairs ami have now seats -pni iu jf they need il. It is a saving of money and endless annoyance to have article's out of repair promptly' mended su they etui bo of sorvici'. . . Cunt or Amis. Coats of arms or armorial 'bearings-, came intn vogue in tho reign of Hioli- ard I. of Kngland and became herod, itary in families about the year U'93. They are said to have taken"their rise from tho knights painting their banners with different figures to distinguish them iu Iho crusades. The highest iuhabitoa puce in ttie world is the Buddhist monastery, liunu, in Thibet, Asia, lo 1 000 feet above Ihe se-i, Next to II,K fumes ! Uiieiu. it raiiway Minimi in Peru, l»,(KW ftiut. Uundyillo, Col.;lias of 10,800 I took in the scone, ho came across the room and said, "Now, liulo one, do you not want mo to write something in your album?" I shook my head sadly, and said tlmidlv and slowly, "No, I thank you." " He appeared greatly as.lonishod,. but also a little amused, and said, "NoP Why not thenP" "Because I hava no album; if you only could have askod mo day before yesterday I could have wished for one, for (hut was my birthdav." "Indeed! Then day 'before yesterday was your blrthdayP You must allow mo to congratulate you now. Would you like mo to write you a congratulation P Then on your next birthday (for you seem to'bo certain your wish will bo accomplished) you can put it in your album, and keep it in memory of a friend." He hold out his band to mo, and as I laid my trembling finger-tips in it ho continued: "Do you know that I have the happiness to bo the especial friend of children? Have I boon yours, too?" This puzzled me; I did not know what ho meant by "Have I boon,"but I noddnd my head and said. -It is vory good of you to bo my friend, for it is really quite lonely here among so many strange people," and I went on: "Helen and Nelly admire you so much, and now 1 will,'too.." "Now, only?" said Anderson, much amused. "Then you did not like the (airy tale's?". This remark puzzled mo'again, bul I Concluded that ho wished mo lo give him my opinion on tho snbjoct-of fairy tales,:so I replied decidedly, "Oh, I can not. boar thorn! J want to know how it really looks in tho world, and then—" Hero I paused and burst out laughing, a hearty, merrv laugh, at the remembrance of a certain sad afternoon when I was a little girl. I was shocked at myself immediately, and fancying that Professor Anderson would consider me only a foolish sohool-girl, I hastened to add iu justi- lication, "I will tell you why 1 hate fairytale's. Many, many years ago—" "-There lived u queen," interrupted Anderson. "No, no, Professor, I was it myself. Many years ago I was reading a pretty story about a little princess who had a wicked stepmother,'and the story grow sadder and sadder, and at last 'I cried so hard that 1 had to slop reading. My brolher was at homo Ihen, on leave from the cadet school, and he eamo straighl into tho room and said quite rudely,'Kosa, stop that howling! \\ .,at is the mailer with you?' I showei him my book and sobbed out, 'Oh Hie ; ioor princess! 1 Then Uirioh took tiio •ok ami said: 'Oh, Unit will come all right; let me soo,' and he sat down and road a little, and then laughed out loud, and showed mo that the princess turned into-a swan; so ol course tho story was not true, and all my crying had*been for nothing. Thou 1 laughed, too, and 1 never read any more fairy tales. What was tho use'? Uirioh said they were none of thorn true, and since I have grown up I am astonished that I ever believed such nonsense." The good Professor listened to my story with great attention; then ho stroked my head kindly with his long, slender hand, and said, "You are a little heretic. We must try to convert you. COUKI up into llio library in half an hour, and I will read you one of mi/ fairy tales, and perhaps yon will ijronounoo a milder judgment."— St. Nicholtta. same tfhilrtren passed nrnnnti the front and down the side aisle, cfossinw at the rear of the church, again to "fall into line and continue the ronnd and round march. No one seemed to observe them or put a stop to their promenade. I couldn't help but wonder whether thai wasn't the sort of sentiment Which, permitted in the young, makes inveterate and incorrigible theater-goers in later life* "It is fondly to be hoped that the time will come when all funerals will be held in private houses, and as far as possible at evening. The services are much more impressive at night, and an ordinary private house is, or should be. amply snflieient to contain those whose legitimate right it is to be present. "Very few persons except those in public life have a stiflieientlv largo circle of acquaintance lo "warrant a church funeral. Of course, as affairs at present stand, custom rules in this as in many other mailers, but there seonrs to be a gradual narrowing of the limits of ti funeral congregation. "Where there are many persons at tho church it is often the case that the announcement is made that the Interment will be strictly private. This is, or should be, a su'llicient bar to tho presence of the curious, who often go to such places merely to gratify a morbid sentiment."—.V. y. ledger. MISSIKG LINKS. Barthpldi's statue of Grtirioettft has beet! finished. In thirty-three years $.30,000,000 has been expended on London's drainage system. A t>elawarean has contracted to furnish 100 tons of cat tails to a firm in St. Louis. The addition of a small amount of oil to tho water in fire pails will prevent evaporation. "•No wine" is now frequently added at the bottom of invitations to dine iu London, so that guests may know What to expect. The British museum is gathering a stupendous collection of newspapers. Additions for one single year comprise Whllo Thoy Potatoes. In the town of KUIiesi. Pomcrania, a great potato counir.y, Iho entire population, of between 3.000 mill 4,000.siint up their houses, leave the keys with the mayor, :ind sontler all ovcr'Pnmarnniii to the piilato liarvesl, leaving the mav- or and bcll'rlnger alone in charge of the town. THE RUIN OF A QUEEN. Her Own Moilicr l>n-p.irml ntnrln An. toliinttn Cor tlin fitt.it Mint llpf-ell II«p. K GOING TO FUNERALS- iTH lo th» Family \Vhc> Find Maoh SiiMHl'uoliiMi In At I. MI (ling. "I am often led to wonder," said a lady, as she returned homo from llio funeral of a dear friend, "what sonii- ment of tho human heart it is thai prompts strange puople who haven't tho slightest, interest in the deceased or the family to go to every funeral within reach. It scorns as though there was in many minds a morbid curiosity thai loads thorn to present themselves on snob occasions, and sland around and look on wilh eagerness, watching every movement, and tooling almost defrauded if anything imporiaiil osoapetf their uolico. ' Such a tendency should bo immediately checked in the young, as the. sentiment is not by any means a creditable one, and often leads to tho most absurd exhibition of curiosity, "I remember being present some time since at the funeral of a neighbor. The services wore hold in the chiiruh, and, as is the custom iu uiiiny places, the caskot was opened so thai the friends might take a last look at llio departed if they so desired. Tho pooplo from one side of the church passed around lo Ihe front, whore the o.-iskoi was placed, and down the oppo- -i'o siili) ai.slo. either resuming their .seals in- waiting in the vesiiliule. Mv lllli.'illiuu wns alllM'Oltnl |.iy ;i gioup uf children in ihe liuki process ion, nnd, i" my snrurisio, ngaiw and again llin Never was a character more Hadlv and systemnliciilly ruined Uiaii was that of Maria Antoinette. Born of a mother whoso genius had made tiio world lo wonder, whoso abilily had made secure her nation iu a first instead of an inferior rank, tho child was destined to sorrow from the very beginning. Hor mother had decided the child—her youngest daughter— should marry the French crown prince and Ihal she should one day sil ou tho ihrouo of iho Bourbons. With that idea in view the mother gave the <>irl whal oducalion she ihought would be besl suited to court iifo iu tho French capital. Not n frivolous grace, not a cotjuellish manner, not a trilling ac- complishmont was omitted ii? her' training. Shu was'taught to dance, to dawdle, to gamble ami to act the coquette tit all limes. Nothing that was really good or noble or worthy— aside from person'nj virtue—was impressed upon her. Tho butler to make the plan 'of education succeed, the "-irl was supplied witli tutors from 'PaTis, and in more than one case they were totally wilhoul character. Why so iiilouled a woman as Maria Theresa should liavo taken such a course no one will ever be able to toll. She was possessed of the soundest judgment herself and always conduct- mi her court in the most commendable fashion. Jiut hers had been a hard race and it may be she wauled her favorite daughter to miss somewhat of the austerities of life. Instead she insured her the completest depths of desolation and a death on llio most savage of scaffolds. One thing in tho beautiful young queen's life was very curious. Although taught at homo by nothing but French tnlors. she was always accused by llio French of beinir Austrian al heart. She never for a moment touched the popular pulse of the nation over which she had been called to rule. It may bo she felt hor youth robbed of the home love that is dear to tho hearts of us all, and that she took sad revenge when she became a woman and a queen by rovertiu" wilh ovou dangerous frequency to whal she had been compelled as a child to neglect. She certainly does seem to have favored Austrian's even more than French. But Ihe gayelies of hor youth dung to her al>v ays. She would" indulge in gambling, and would lose immense sums when the people were starving. Shu was extravagant to a fault not easily equaled, and at a time when popular complaint was growing into revolution. She would attend masked balls in the wickedest of capitals, unattended by those who should have boon hor proper guardians, and returning at hours when the demi-mode returned. That she mingled wilh them aud know it, and thai she would uol desist even when warned and ad- advised to, there can be no manner of doubt. Time and again she led her good-natured husband to adopt' the most unpopular of acts, never for a moment believing the revolution could come. That she was unfaithful to him has boon charged aud repeated so often that tho world will always wisn her defense could have boon buiior established. For no queen that ever lived has exposed hen-self to so iimnv compromising situations. Ono French countess whom the qiieoii had especially favored and who was unquestionably a courtesan involved Maria Antoinette iu a .scandal which did more than any. other OHU thing to bring about her e'ars tho ruins of royalty and upon her nation tho curses of internal'war. -This countess induced a serving woman who resembled Maria Antoinette to porsomve the qu'eou in Iho-request fur a diamond necklace, the properly of .the royal family of France and of .fabulous worth. Il was delivered to the countess and by her sold in London. Tim fraud was afterward discovered,-''but I lie people of Paris, wim easily controlled France, would never bul'icvt' their qnenu innocent, and when she rode to her execution iu 1792 she was hooted as a thief of jewelry. But one thing Americans may remember ill connection with her sad fate is the fact thai she was ono of UIH firmest friends of these colonies in their struggle for independence, ami thai groat sums of money went from the French treasury to our assistance— service that we have never repaid. The common pimplu were opposed to so gimerous a help, and Iho fated queen paid dearly enough for -it wlnsu the ' (ink of ruin camo. 170,838 numbers. Poker playing among the ladies has become very prevalent in Buffalo, Young ladies and old play it, and they play for money, too, A great many of the royal ladies of Europe smoke cigarettes, but it may be said for most of them that they do it strictly under the rose. A new mode of furnishing power to motor engines by mixing steam with hot gases is creating a great deal of interest in English circles. A bunch of grass more than three foot tall and a carrot weighing nearly live pounds are among' the evidence's of the fertility of Montana soil. The University of Arizona has ordered from the east ouilils for the working of every kind of ore in order to give practical inslruciion iu this line. Russia has a vory powerful fleet of lorpodo boals, numbering about 150 vessels and officered by men who are especially expert in thai kind of service. Phosphorus is now being made by eleclripily. The principal manufactory is in England, where it is antici- paled fully l.'OOO Ions will be uiado annually. An exlremely youlhful married couple live in Sterling, Conn. The husband is not quilo liftoeu years of ago and Ihe wife is but a few mouths past fifteen. The new tunnel of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, under the citv of Baltimore, will cost upwards of $0,000,000. Il is being pushed night and day, fully 1,000 men being at work upon it. The widow of Joseph K. Emmet has made up her mind to pass her remaining days in Albany, and has gone into comfortable apartments there. Her moans are ample, and her health is good. The groat railroads running from the northwestern part of our country lo the Gulf of Mexico have determined to establish steamship lines to Central aud South American ports from Now Orleans. The European demand for American-made carts and light vehicles has greatly increased. It "has also been found cheaper to send them across without painting, leaving that to be done abroad. The colored • people of Georgia are prosperous and gradually acquiring wealth. They return 15 per cent more of property this year than I hey did last. They have returned $14,196,733 worlh of inxuble properly. An oloclnc insect-killer is the latesl novelty in that line. Il is for.med by a cover of wire gauze, whifch is placed ovora lighted candle. Tho gauze is in an oleclric circuit, and when insects loueh it thoy are killed. Western farmers are now urging the trial of a modification of the rain-producing system to see if mists cannot, be formed at times which will reduce the radiation of heal from the earth and thus save the crops from frost. Austria has an army 300,000 strong. But a correspondent, says that the Austrian soldiers are very poorlv dressed in cmnnarison with the English and Gorman soldiery, and they are tvlso not so good specimens of manhood as the queen's and the kaiser's troops. A committee of French officers is said to have decided lo recommend Ihe adoption of a breastplate for the infantry, made of nine parts of,copper and one of aluminum, equal to a steel plate of throe times the thickness. Il will only be worn in time of action. Peru is not yet all a republic should be. as is evidenced bv the fact that many inhabitants iu the different territories of the country are signing petitions to cqngress asking that the free exercise of all worship and religions be permitted throughout the republic. A patent has recently been taken out for the manufacture of" a good substitute for ivory. The ingredients used are mostly those of which natural ivory is composed, and tho addition of different coloring matters enables objects of any desirable shade to be produced. The most powerful telescope yet made has just been finished in •Munich. Its ordinary power is 11,000, which can be increased to 16,000. An electric lamp of -minute type is used iu it, and a special device which sprays minute particles of liquid carbonic acid is used to keep it cool. Tho Jericho, Jaffa & Jerusalem railroad through the Holy Land is progressing very slowly.- "-The Turks are very inefficient contractors. They perform the easier parts of the work first,and thou a rainstorm comes along and washes it all away, and it bo- comes necessary to begin anew. A figure of the Goddess of Liberty, 17 feet high, surmounts the dome of the now Texas capital, at Austin, which IS 800 foot high. A swarm of bees have made their nest iu the bronze bead of tho goddess, entering by the .nostrils, and recent inspection indicates that they have stored up there a barrel or two of honey. A silver shekel has been found in Uilvestou of the time of Simon Maccabeus: who lived 142 years before the beginning of the Christian era. and consequently is. 2,033 years old. The com is estimated by competent" judges to be worth for its numismatic vatue fp.OOO, whilo the intrinsic value of the silver it contains does flat •e*««ed 31 or fii ysnir Maj. von Wisimann has arrived ai- 25anzibnr «'ith the materials for th'ti field railway on which his steamer li- to be conveyed to Lake Victoria. Hi*^ railway is to be -taken up from be hi nw and laid in. front of the steamer as Jl advances. Bv using rails be expects tHat 1.000 carriers will suffice to take the vessel to the lake. Without the railway he would need about {f.OOO- porters. Brazil's first elrctrio railroad will soon be in operation in the city of Bahia. It will be a narrow-gauge passenger road a mile and a half long. The whole plant and equiument were- made in this country and shipped a short time ago. It is a sample installment, and if the Brazilians are pleased with the electric method of" transportation a much longer road will be built. An ingenious application of electricity for ventilation hfls been brought out iu France. An electric fan furnishes the current of air, which can be cooled by means of ice or other cooling agent. If hot air is required electricity is sent through a series of' meshes of wire whose" high resistance causes it to become iiot, and the air passing through those is given the heat required. A novel cure for nervous diseases is- being practiced in Worishofen, Bavaria. Tho treatment is. the outcome of tho study of an old priest, and consists chiefly in spraying water over the- body in various places, dressing at once wfthout drying, and'brisk walking immediately afterward. The diet is carefully attended to, aud thousands have been cured of nervous troubles which had defied all previous physicians. HE HATES PALE PINK. Why uNi-w Turk Aot.or Now Hug nn An- .tlpiHIiy to Frelf.y Itilibons. There is a young actor in New York. who has developed a niorlal antipathy toward the most delicate of tints, pale- pink. When it is referred' to in his- presence ho becomes embarrassed and exhibits a strong inclination to slide through some convenient crack in tha- tloor. The tale that hiings thereby is- a touching one. The young actor' regards himself as a lady-killer of the deepest dye, and, in the patois of the profession, "earns his salary at Saturday matinees." In the company with him is a comedian with a passion for the practical joke One day in a facetious moment ho- wrote what is known as a "mash note" to the young actor and signed a feminine name thereto. The bait was swallowed and the correspondence between the flirtatious youth aud his mysterious admirer kept the company in roars for a weak. Finally one of tho letters from the fair one ended as follows. I shall ho In a box lit the mntlneo ami BlinU 1 woar " red roso at. my tliroar. If vou receive tli B plcaao liiive n bit ol' pale-pink ribbou li» your buttonhole. Yours from afar, Gliirlssa. The young man has the opening scene of the play, and at the matinee specified dashed on with a pale-pink ribbou adorning his lapel. In the middle of his first speech he glanced at the boxes and discovered" four women each with a red roso at her Ihroat and a deeply sentimenlal smile. Tiien Ihe other players began lo come on. Every one of them was decorated with a pale-pink knot, bow. or streamers. The young actor went all to uicoHs. forgot his lines and swore to nave tno red, retl blood ot tue man wno put up the game ou him. In the last act the victim has a vory pathetic scene and was just iu the middle of it when the leading lady's pug dog strayed on tho sta'ge. His tunny little tale was ornamented 'with a big pale-pink bow and his entrance had a most disastrous effect. Three scenes were cut bodily and the curtain dropped. To cap it all the sta"e manager fined the young actor for ' breaking up the performance. He still looking f«r "Clarissa." is Writing For the Dollar. To write for the dollar is folly, savs Edward W. Bok in the Ladies' 1 /Joint Journal,. Let your work measure your income, not your income the work. Tho most irritating author is tho one who, in her letter, obtrusively shows that all she wants is to "<>-et all she can.!' In a certain souse this is right. What is worth printia" is worth paying for. Got the "best prices you can for your work. That is always legitimate. But don't, make the price the whole object. Ihe sum and substance of your letter to editor or publisher. Leave something to his Judgment and sense of fairness. He knows you are not working for love or for the benefit ol your health. Be paid for your work, and do such work that you will bo paid well. Strive for' a position where you can command good prices. But don't work, and show in your work, and in every line of your letier, first, last and all the lime, that you are only workinu- for tho dollar. Write what the public wants writ,, iu a plain, popular style, take care with your work, and the dollars \\i\\ take Cill . a of themselves. How Sleep. "Do yon know," said the monkey man at tho Zoo, "that few people ever saw a monkey nsloopP I suppose there are people who imagine they never do sleep, as they are usually ul'ort in the presence of visitors." It was yesterday afternoon. and this drowsy Septeuj. her air had oxertod its inilueuee upon a sleepy mustached monkey, and the aeiegiiie had a good view of the slaou* ing beast. He lay upon his shelf, up, on bis back, . wilh his arms thrown carelessly HOO|U . , H , t llm p » leature was the position iff tli/lon» curled about the body* tho head it made a tail. _ It was and just under ae a double curl, and upon ibis soft roll rested the monkey's hotul-a pillow fit for a kiug. "Wlmn a|ono thev always pillWs," 8«i ?he their tails for keeper, -but if f-vo he same time they or moro 8 |«ep it huddlo close to- se o- gethep resting iheir heads upon one" •"Cwona • Tim Mrs. Cumso- -Here's an " W account of day S " "»«"'HUt who K& i > ... »u,;./.,

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