The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 4, 1893 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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- - ^^ '" ' '' "" "* " '" THE UPPER DES MotNES, ALGONX WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4,1892 TiU5 OUttFEW. It lacked quite half an hour of Curfew the low Western lights touched and tinted as with halo. "Ah," Huldah .Huldah!" the old man toll. The old belt linger came from uti- '"uttered, "liow swift 'she tiles! I will • •• — ..-- - .. * . ooine soon, dear. My work Is almost done." Huldah was-'the good wife who def tho Wattled roof of his cottage Stoop and stood with uncovered hoar in the clear, sweet scented air. He had Ulld Sone £rom him iu Uel< carl i r woman- grown blind and deaf in tho service, but! hood < aud for whom he had mourned all his arm was as muscular as ever, and he his JolJ £ llfe - % ut ^ fleeting form .was Who listened this day marked no faltering In the heavy metallic throbs of the cathedral bell. Old Jasper had lived through many changes. He had tolled out Its notes of mourning for good Queen and, wlthtears scarcely dry, he had rung the glad tidings of the coronation of James. Charles 1. had been crowned, reigned, and expiated • his weakness beforo all England hi Jasper's time, and now he who uiAler his army held all the commonwealth in the hollow of his hand ruled as more than monarch, and still the old man, with the habit of a long life upon him, rang the matin and Borrow. Jnsptr stood alone now, lifting his dimmed eyes up'to the softly dappled gky. . The Avails of his memory seemed so not Huldah's; it was Lily De Vere, hurried by a suqden and desperate purpose toward the cathedral. ". "So help mo God, curfew shall not ring tonight! Cromwell and his dragoons come this way. <_mce moru I will kneel at his feet and plead." She entered the. ruined arch. She wrenched from. Its fastenings the carved' and worm eaten door that barred the way to the lower,' She ascended with (lying niid, frenzied feet the steps; her herat lifted up to God for llichard's deliverance from peril. The bats flew out and shdok the dust of centuries from tho black carvings. As she went up .she caught glimpses'of- the interior, of the 1 great building, with its groined roof, Its chevrons and clustered columns;" its pictured saint and carved image of the written over-so crossed aud recrossed j Virgin, ^ which tlie J^iges o£ ages hud by the annals of the life that had gone " ' '~ ' '"" """'" '"'' " "*" befoi-e that there seemed llttie room for anything iu tlio present. Little recked he that Cromwell's spearmen were camped on the moor beyond the village to be delt with by time, the most relentless vandal of'all. Up—still up—beyond the rainbow tints thrown by the stidued glass across her death white brow; up—still up—past —that Cromwell himself rode with hls' 0 l )CU arcade and arch, with grillm and guardsmen a league away; he only know that the bell that had been rang hi the tower when William the Coupucror had made curfew a law hnd been spared by Puritan aud Itoundlioad, and that his arm for sixty years had never failed nun at eventide. Ho was moving with slow step toward tho gate, when a woman came hurriedly lu^ from tho street and stood bcskle 1dm— a lovely woman, but with fuce so blanched that it seemed carved in tho whitest of marble with all Its roundness and dimples. Her great solemn eyes gargoyles staring at her from under brackets and cornice, with all the hld- eSusuess and mediaeval carving; tho stairs, ilight by flight, growing frailer beneath her young feet; now but a slender .network between her and tho outer world; but still up. Her breath was corning short and gasping. She saw through an open space, old Jasper cross the road at tho foot of the tower. O, how far! Th-j seconds were, treasures, which Cromwell, with all his blood bought commonwealth, could not purchase from her. shot the man on his left Two of ou comrades ran, leaving myself and th kid to take care of the other two giiaMs They both fired, but in the wxcltemen missed us, though not ted? feet distant I sprang on the sergeant and bore.-bin down, While the kid Walked Into tin other with hfs clubbed musket ' My man was too much, for me, and ,wns rapidly getting the worst of it when the kid snatched a pistol f rotn the belt of one of the prostrate rnen am shot my antagonist through the head Two pf the men doWn were only stun nod, and he put the ptstuol to the! heads .and blew their brains out as colly as though killing chickens. 'Well, son you got all four of 'em,' I said. Tfoi bet T got 'em.' ho replied. 'This is bully gun, and I'm going to take home,' he added, with a little sigh, as he watched the deiath struggles of th< last of bis victims. I wns a trifle afrait of that boy after that, and tried to pu a good deal of kindness Into my voice when giving him orders." • THE HUMAN BODY. were raised to the aged face In pitiful \ Up—ah—there, just above her, with its appeal, and tho lips were forming words that ho could uot understand. "Speak up, lass. I am deaf and cati- not hear your clatter." Tho voice raised, and the hands clasped and uncliispcd, and rung themselves together, palm and palm. "For heaven's. sake, • Jasper, do ring the curfew tonight!" brazen mouth and wicked toijgue, tlie bell liuug. A worm eaten block for a step and one small, white hand had clasped itself above; the clapper—the other prepared, at the tremble, to rise and clasp IiitcrcnUiif; VitctH < onrcrnlnij llui IIuUHt'H Tlnit Hi; l.lvu in. In the human body there are abou two hundred and sixty-thre'c bones. The muscles are about live hundred In iium ber. The length of. the alimentary cana Is thirty-two feet .The amount of blooc iu an adult averages -thirty pounds, 01 fully oue-iifth of the entire weight' Tht heart is six inches hi length and four in dies hi diameter, and beats, seventy times per minute, four thousand; twi hundred times ninety-two thousant hundred times per. hour, thirty-six, million seven hundred and ninety-two thousand times a year;.and at eacli bt-tit tWo and a half ounces of blood are thrown out of it, one thousand seven hundred and fifty ounces per minute, six hundred and llfty-slx pounds per hour, and three fourths tons per day. All'the blood iu tho body pusses through tho heart in three minutes. This organ, by its ceaseless Industry, pumps each day what is equal to lifting one hundred and twenty- 0110 tons one foot high. The lungs will obtain about one gallon of air at theii £/*»» *-'••/ M.V "-»V> It* V-*J*)UAWj lr\J A JiJlj lt-Ul.4. VJ4.4KTJ.-* • ' , its mate, and the feet to swing off-ami usual degree, of Inflation. We breath not l thus she waited. Jasper was old and' 011 an Average one thousand two huu- i slow, but he was sure, and it came at i dml timos I' 01 ' hour > hih»le' six hundred "What, ua ring cm-few! You must hist. A faint quiver, and tho young feet be daft, lassie." I swung from, their rest and tho tender "Jasper,'for sweet heaven's sake—for hands clasped for more than then- precious life the writhing thing. There was a groaning and creaking of therude pulleys above, and then the. strokes came heavy aud strong. Jasper's hand had my sake—for one night iu all your long life forget to ring the bell! Fall tills once, and my lover shall live, whom Cromwell shall die at curfew toll. Do you hear? My lover—lllchard' Temple. I llot forgot its cunning nor his aim its See, Jasper, hero Is money to make your strength. The tender, soft form was old age happy. I sold niy jewels that swung and dashed to. and fro, but she the Lady Maud gave me,' and tho gold shall bo yours for one cm-few." ; "Would you bribe mo, Lily do Vero? Ye'ro a changeling. Ye-'vc na the blood of Uio Plantngencts in ye're veins as ye're mother had. What! corrupt the bell ringer under her -majesty, good Queen Boss? Not for all tho gold that Lady Maud could bring me! What, is your lover to me? Babes have boon bom niid strong men have died before) now at Uio ringing of my bell. Awa'! awii'l" j An out on tho village green, with the- shadows of Uio' lindens lengthening over! It, a strong man awaited the cm-few to toll for his death. He stood, handsome, bravo and toll—taller by an inch than the tallest pikemau who gualrded him. clung to and caressed the cold, cruel tiling. Let ouo stroke come and a thousand might follow—for its fatal''work woul be douo. She wreathed her white arms about it, so that at every pull of t.lio great ropes it crushed into the flesh. It tore her and wounded and bruised, buth there iu tlie solemn twilight tho brave woman swung and fought with the curfew, and God gave her victory. The old boll ringer said to himself: "Aye, Huldah, my work is done. Tho pulleys uro getting too'heavy for my old arms. My oars, too, have failed me. I dinuji hear one stoke of the curfew. Deaf old bell, it is my ears Unit have gone false, and not thou. friend." Farewell, old | And Just beyond tlie worn pavement ' 181 " 1 fann a * m wen tdnfe ' unst Little It mattered in tlioso days, when the sword that the great Cromwell wielded was HO prone to fall, what lie or others had done. He had been scribe to the late lord up at the castle, aud Lady Maud, forgetting that man must woo and woman must wait, had given her .heart to him without the asking, while tho gentle Lily do Vero, distant kinswoman and poor companion to her, had without seeking found the treasures of his true love and held thorn fast. Then he had joined the tinny and made one of the pious soldiers. But a Kcomod woman's hatred had reached him oven there. ICuoniles and deep plots had compassed him about and conquered him Tonight he was to die. The beautiful world lay as a vivid picture beforo him. The dark greenwood above tho rocky hill where Robin Hood and his inei-ry men had dwelt; the frowning castle, with its drawbridge and square towers; the. long stretch of moor with the purple shadows upon it; the green, straight walks of the village; tho birds overhead; even tho daisies at his feet lie saw. But, ah, more vividly than all, he saw the groat red sun with its hazy veil lingering above the trees, as though it pitied him with more than human pity. Ho was a God fearing and God serving man. He ad long made his peaco .with heaven. Nothing stood between him and death—nothing rose pleading between him and those who were TO destroy him but the sweet face of Lily Do Vere, whom he loved. She hud knelt at Cromwell's feet and pleaded for his life. She had wearied heaven with her prayers, but all without avail. j Slowly now Uio great sun went down. Slowly the last red rim was hid behind the greenwood. Thirty seconds moru and his soul would be with his God. Tho color did not forsake his checks. i him. There were drops; of .blood* upon tho white -garments, and tho face was like the face of one who'.walked in her sleep, and the huhds'hung wounded and powerless at her side. Cromwell paused with his horsemen under tho dismantled May pole j before tho village green. He saw a •man who was to die at sunset, standing up In tho dusky air, tall as a king and beautiful as Absalom. He gazed "with Kniilcd brow and angry eye, but his lips did not give'Utterance to tlie quick com maud that trembled on them, for a girl t'.'uno Hying toward him. Plkcman and archer stepped aside to let her pass. She threw herself upon tho _ turf at .his, horse's fe: v t; slie lifted her blueing and tortured hands to his. gaze, and once more poured out her prayer for tho lit'o of her lover. With .trembling lips she told him why Richard still lived—why thci curfew had not sounded. Lady Maud, looking out of her latticed window at the castle, saw gallons of air, or twenty-four thousand pvr day. The aggregate surface' of the air-colls of the lungs exceeds twenty thousand square inches, an area, nearly equal to the floor of a room twelve feet tt-iuar?. The average weight of the brain of an adult'mole Is about three pounds, two ounces, of a female, two pounds, twelve ounces. The nerves are all connected with it, directly or by tho spinal marrows. These nerves, together with their branches and,minutes ramifications, probably exceed ten million in number, forming a "body-guard" outnumbering by' far the 'greatest army ever marshalled. The skin Is composed of three layers, and varies from one- fourth to one-eighth of an inch in thickness. The atmospheric pressure being about fourteen pounds to tho square Inch, a pel-sou of medium size is subjected to a pressure of forty thousand pounds. Each square inch of skin contains three thousand live hundred sweet- big tubes or perspiratory pores, each of which may be likened .to a little drainpipe one-fourth of an iuch long, making an aggregate length of the entire surface of the body 201,100 feet, or almost forty miles long. Man is Ums uiarvel- ously made. Who Ls eager to Investigate the curious and wonderful Works of Omnipotent Wisdom, let him not wander the wide world round to seek them, but examine himself. Tho ancient Greeks produced' the greatest sculptors the world has ever seen, and made tho human figure their special study. It Is to them we owe the measurements hero given, and by which tey made all their statues. From the crown to be nape of the neck is one- twelfth the statue of a perfectly formed man. The hand, from the wrist to the end of tho middle finger, is one-tenth of the total height. A man of |?ood proportion is as tail as the distance between the 'tips of his lingers, when the arms are extended to full length. The face, from the highest point In the forehead, where the imlr begins, to tho end of tlie chin, is one-tenth of the whole statue. If the face, from the roots of the hair to tho chin, bo divided into three equal parts, the first division determines tho eyebrows should meet, the second the protector dismount, lift the fainting form, j opening of tho nostrils. The propor- iu his arms and bear her to her lover, j Uous of tlie human figure are six times She saw the guards releaso the prisoner, and she hoard the shouts of joy at 'his deliverance; then she welcomed iho I the length of the right foot. Whether the form Is slender or plump, the rule holds good, on an average. An deviation from the rule is a departure from envious eye and sepulchered her in Its, the beauty of proportion.—Christian gloom. j union. At tho next-matin bell old Jasper died, and at curfew. toll ho was laid beside the wife who had died in her youth, but the memory of whom hud been with him always.—Somerville Journal. ESCAPED FROM REBELS. Summitry Worn of * l'»iorl>i Hoy in Dnriiiy thu War. "I was once captured by the confeds,'* SHE COULDN'T DECEIVE HIM. A Girl Who <!iiTo llorsnlf to an Kxporl- "t)on»t' I look like a boy?'.'. "Oh, yes; the way you're togged up you look enough, .like one to fool a fellow, an' the next time if you don't try to stop a street car In the middle of tiio block mnybe you won't be caught. That's a giveaway," . , • Sh?'begged off. But she had-learned a lesson. She doesn't do any more masquerading, and she goes to the corner to take it. street .car now. ' THAT KILL. «)«>M Wa.V Hnnldl.v to Solno of the TAKBN AT HER WORD. ' H>\tt Uilvr film-it l.octdre, l»nt flldn't ' '? . (listrato it,!!}' i'rtictl<!«, / N. Y. Herald: "You cannot always take your own medicine or even be measured by your own standards,-' said it Avoinan recently who prided herself :upou bJing exact and systematic:hi nil things, and who could enjoy a joke ,e ; vi>n at her own expense. "I Was at a reception not so many -years ago," she said, rtitlu r demurely, "and was playing upon the pittiio to entertain a small group of friends, when a man who had shown me .considerable attention suddenly interrupted me by asking: . " 'If you were very much interested hi a young woman, what considerations would prevent you from asking her to many you?" "Well,. I of course, was somewhat taken aback, and not being in the mood for a scene right then and there, turned around and answered: 'Well, I should never propose to a woman 1 have met only at receptions and in company, I should make it a point to call on her at all sorts of unexpected times, to see how she looked at home in the moiiilng, whether she went about in an old wrapper, .with disheveled, hair, and slipshod; whether she helped her mother or lolled about reading novels until noon. A man makes a great mistake when he takes It for granted that the woman he admires possesses all the domestic virtues in the calander and is always attractive ami amiable.' In fact," she 1 added, "I gave him a long lecture on the subject for which he thanked me. I may add that [ ijever met the man again. Next morning, contrary-to my usual custom, I slept until nearly noon, coming down to a 12 o'clock breakfast Mr. H— had already called three times." EARTHQUAKES. Are us Si-vi r-> \vli«ii nc'currlng: nt Son us on I and. While ,we usually Uilnk of, earthquakes' as taking place on land, they [to, indeed, occur.with equal devastation hi the ocean. That point in the earth at which the explosion or break- ug takes place is called the earthquake- focus; and from it what are known as arthquake-wiives puss to the surface. What do these earth-quake waves resemble? Take a. basin full of water, md dip a glass tube in it. Blow through the tube and you will seo bubbles rising o the surface, and circular waves pnss- ng cut. The disturbance at the bottom of the basin corresponds with the explosion or snapping of the crust at tlie earthquake-focus, with this dlffeivuce hat instead of water-waves, tlie latter >roduces earth-waves, passing through the ground. When, the city of Lisbon, 'ortugal, was destroyed, the enrthquako :ook place in the bottom of tlio uea, ifty miles west of the city.Yet it no igitated the, water that a wave sixty !eet high dashed over Lisbon, destroying It and its Inhabitants hi tho space of six minutes. Another earthquake, occurring just off the coast of Peru, nade such a gigantic wave that a large essel was thrown several miles inland, rir/ose are called earth-wavjes. They ire the) largest known waves, and are caused by the heaving and rocking of he bed of the sea. In deep water uch waves are not very high, but their motion extends far down into the ocean. Vhen they reach shallower water, how- jver, they heap up lilco a gigantic wall, and, with a force more terrible than ire or sword, they sweep on, bearing destruction with them. Huge ships aro cased like straws far inland, or mingle Ixeir rulii with that of a harbor town. THE HEIFER CALF. low « U»od Dairying Trc-litiul When Cow Hlioulil Young. Jte He was a dappor little well dressed fellow, but he seemed to bo a trifle bewildered, says the Detroit Free Press. He stopped at tho edge of the sidewalk Feed tlie heifer calf from which you 'xpect to make the dairy cow oats, mm, clover hay and good com fodder, ays an exchange. Breed early, and lave her come Into the dairy at 20 to :S months old, if possible. There is n'olit in early maturity for.tho daily, as veil as for beef. The advent of tlie dairy schools, rlilch have already been established in ome of the states, promises to do much oward elevating this particular branch f agriculture. Although not directly caching so large a class, tliey are of ven more beneflt as an educational actor than the industries, because they o further In illustrating theory with practice. There is no better promise in any branch of agriculture than is afforded by intelligent and scientific dallying, and ycung men, and women, too, who are within reach of these schools this winter, will be wise to avail themselves said Major John Allen, who was setting the th-st street car that came along. The ' ' ...... middle of the block and signaled; to the utmost of the opportunity tlie pace for the yarn-spinners, accord ing to tho St. Louis Globe-Democrat. driver motioned to him to corner, but he did not move. go to the He looked "It was hi '03, and I was ont with a | blankly after the car as it went by, and The dark rings of hair lay upon a warm gang of men rejuvenating a telegraph | when the next one came along ho step- brow. It was his purpose to die :is line, when a squad of confederates made ped out into the street and signaled that martyrs and bravo men die. What w/is " ' "" life that he should cling to it? He la- a suesik and captured four of us. We j were turned over to a Georgia sergeant "Can't stop In the middle of the block. Go to the corner!" shouted tho driver. offered. There are three special lines of- dairying, and from these it will generally pay the dairy man 10 choose some one and follow It steadily, wither than try to combine' the different brandies. Tho three divisions are; The retail sale or ready felt the ah- pulsate with the flrst and tlireo long, loose-jointed 'crackers' j The dapper little fellow looked pro- shipment of milk, the manufacture of heavy roll of the death knell. But no to be escorted to camp, a distance of voiced and made some wild gcsticula-' butter and tho manufacture of cheese. sound came. Still facing the soldiers abou" "-— "' ' ' ' ! '"" ' ' J1 with his clear gray eyes upon them ho rlble waited. The crimson banners hi west were paling to pink. The kino ceased their lowing and hud been gath ered into the barnyards. about four miles. We had heard tor- • tious when the third cur went by. stories about Andersonvillo and! Then a policeman, who had been The cow that is best for one of these Js not best for tlie other tv. r o, and, couse- Mr lady, delicately tracing embroidery uport .fine ilnen.knows nothing, cares less, about tiie*meri who fashioned the needle she holds in her tapering angel's. Biit those men shortened their lives in the making of it, perhaps by the Jn- flniteslm'nl fraction of a second for that p:ii'.tlcul!ir needle, but when they ground it'and polished It they inhaled Into their lungs'the Invisible particles "of steel that flew -.from the whirring stone. Consumption is a very common disease among needle makers. N6 need to mold lead into bullets to make It deadly. Workers of lead, house painters, artists, gilders, calico printers, type founders and typesetters, shot founders, potters and"'braziers will tell you that. So will the workmen who handle' vulcanized rubber, thosa who wrap goods hi tin foil, oven the fishmongers who handle lend counters covered with brine. Lead poisoning, next to alcoholic poisoning, Is, according to the New York World, the commoiiist .toxic condition. And "alcoholic poisoning" is vulgarly known as a "jag," so it is easy to Judge the frequency of chronic lead poisoning. "Lead colic" is almost as prevalent as that other colic that rouses the happy father and sets him pacing Uio floor with squalling sou and heir. When a man suffers with chronic lead poisoning his digestion is disturbed. He has no appetite, and his skin usually takes on a peculiar yellow hue. His gums show a cliaracteristlc blue line, which Is sulphide of lead deposited there. He has pains in his joints and oftentimes paralysis., His paralysis usually affects the extensor muscles of tho hands and fingers, niid so produces what is popularly called "drop wrist." Once In a while lead poisoning affects the brain. A case is recorded where a painter suffering from it thought he saw "wind bags blown up to look like ineii,"and other apparitions which made remarks to him and caused him a great dea] of anxiety. With all due reverence to the medical faculty, it would seem djoubtful whether talk about "wind bags blown up to look like men" should be taken us uii evidence of- Insanity. There are surely such things hi real life. Workemen 'employed In extracting ;old from its ores, Uiose who'silver mirrors, makers of barometers and thermometers liavo, of course, to live In an atmosphere more; or less impregnated with mercury. So do those who etch, who color tho finer sorts of wool and who take part in the manufacture of felt hats. In these latter occupations tiie mercury is in the form of its nitrate. Mercury is the delight of every dentist whose heart Is really In his work. Too much of It salivates n man and. makes his teeth drop out, so that a mirror sil- verer is extremely apt' to go mumbling, toothless, through life like a "kan and slippered Pantaloon." Photographers, makers of hair dyes and of marking ink handle a great deal of silver. That lot might seem to be very enviable, but in those- cases the silver is tlie nitrate or, one of its various other compounds. It is extremely liable to change Uie.color of .the man who handles it, partieiunrly as much of him as Is exposed to the light. First his nails and fingers, then his hands and face turn from white tu grayish blue and then to black. That must: be extremely annoying. Such u man like tho prince of Morocco in "The Merchant'of Venice"/would ba "mislikcd ..for his complexion," Besides, he would suffer from all sorts of constitutional offetcs very much like those that follow lead poisoning. the action, of time, that the ascent the great pyramid of Cheops is m We start, pushed from .behind by Arab guide, and dragged fro'm abof6 bf r| another, with our eyes fully occuplea With the dangers of the climb, Coftv pletely exhausted, altogether- out „of breath.abd with knees too stiff to nw5ve, we pause at last, feeling as if we had scaled all throe pyramids at oncei Butv. looking round, we find we are scareefy , one-third of the distance-lip, and see our fellow-climbers looking like scat 1 , >i _ tered ants Upon the huge triangular "^ mass. It is not until the platform at, the top is reached, and the lunga KM filled with the pure air of the heights, ^ that any real idea is obtained of the monument of Cheops. And what does tills huge edifice contain? We must go down again to find out The; entrance, which was walled Up, is at considerable height from the ground, in ono of the faces of the pyramid, and looks like the porch of a cave in the living rock. A dark gloomy-looking door opens on to a low mil-row pas-/ sage, with floor, walls, and ceiling all lined with granite, polished till it is like ice. An Arab guide, with a candle In Ills hand, hoists you onto his shoulders** and plunges with you Into the slippery*' corridor, which descends rapidly to a.'J hole hi the rock on :i level with thef soil, going up again at the same nngUvf Tills opening gives access to a bn room, In which Is a square hole, once' resting-place of a mummy of one of .the Pharaohs. The rest of the" interior < slsts of two or three narrow passages,}! resembling cavities made hi oak timber,! by the teredo, with two other chambers-! similar to that known as the King's, all-; faced with granite, without a moulding or ornament of any kind; airless enclosures, where no chink admits a ray of light or sunshine; huge'masses of compact limestone, wrapt in utter night, and silence. Such Is the strange monument to build up which Cheops caused mountains of stone to be removed by whole nations of people, who perished- at their task beneath the whips of the convict guards. 'VI Mor« THE PYRAMIDS. or;iijijjr Uui Never (iron 1 Oltl Whluh Harper's Weekly: Thousands of years before there were miy dwellings on the sites since occupied by Jerusalem, Home, and Athens, at the very dawn of human history, when all tlie rest of the world was still wrapped in the thick gloom of prehistoric borbar-. ism, a vast town of huge buildings rose not far from -the present city, on the oilier side of the Nile, which was dotted with tlie boats of the ancient inhabitants. A forest of venerable date- trees casts Its shadows upon tlie black soil, beneath which He bulled the builders of this city of a world gone by, of which nothing remains but the \ast cemeteries, their position marked by an avenue of monuments. Tho famous pyramids of Gizeh, opposite Cairo, on the borders of the desert, form the last of these uecropoli. Kveryone is familiar with the appearance of these strange pyramids, these- huge paradoxes of strictly geometrical form, so vast and so lofty that it was not until after fifty-eight centuries of development thnt the) human race suc- faced boy of IS All nature had" sounded her cm-few, looked so down-h the Libby, and were not enthusiastic over! matching tho young! man, stepped up fluently, the stock should bo selected in had our prospects. ] j and invited him to "Come along." i the first place with particular reference, ath- Tho prisoner at m£ side was a smooth-1 "please, sir, for—for whatV" asked to the branch of the business that is to but old Jasper was silent cheer him up a bi' Tho bell ringer, w L Uh his gray head yet in',' he said. At bared.x had trovers •that laX between h: ivory covered tower flitting him. ijom Peorla, 111, Ho i-ted that I tried to 'Oh, I ain't a cry- Uhis tho 'crackers' alf the distance laughed and made and the avy remarks. Qul a form wont young Sucker wheel shadowy musket from the haw me uncampliraerft- | be followed. The man who has a spe- good. butter herd cannot afford to the young man. "Oh, that's all right" replied the officer. You know well enough. I sup- f umlsh milk to a cheese f aelory, nor to pose you thought it was smart to go ship his produce to a city to be sold with ruunin,' round hi men's clothes, but it's low grade niilk from all sources. Find ....... as a flash the j against the law." snatched thte "What wakes you think of $0 neares "~ 'jsiaui. out what you want to do before you gin to, b\nU4 ypuy Jierd, and ceeded in < r.H-i iuu; a building of greater height, whilst tlie loftiest pinnacle of the most aspiring Gothic belfry, however light and airy it may be, did not soar higher than the point of the pyramid of Cheops before it was blunted by time. Nothing could be more confusing to the eye than the geueral appearance of these- heaps of stones, in which no artistic conception plays the slightest pai-t. The effects of perspective in these lines of mathematical regularity are most bizarre— huge .bare triangles, the outlines shortened or lengthened, marked out like a diagram by the sun into flat bands of light and shade, the reflections iu the sand of jho fom- mighty angels varying according to the time of day. The sloping sides, which at a distance appear absolutely plain, are, when approached more nearly, discovered to be broken up into a scries of pvojectln" stones, like a huge staircase worn with age. It is somewhat difficult to judge at first sight of the size of the pyramid and the best way is to measure the height by climbing it! it is at a corner where the stages, which seem to have b.een made fpr «, race of y * Queer Freak.) of AulmulH, London Spectator: I lately met some friends who had with them a little dog named Vic, who had* adopted the family of a cat hi the; house, aud while hi possession would not let the mother conie near her kittens. The Mttens were kept' in ai very tall* basket, and Vic would take them In her mouth and jump out Avlth them one by one, aud then carry them into the garden and watch ova- them, carrying- thein back hi tlie same way. after a time, at other times lying contenedly with them in y tlie basket. Of course Vic nod- to be forcibly removed when the adopt ed family required their'mother's' attention for their sustenance,.;; I also have met a friend who saw a henhawk, which wns in a cage, mothering a young starling. Three young, un- llcdged starlings were given the hawk to eat. She ate t\vo and then brooded the other, and took tho utmost care of it. Unhappily, tin- young starling died,, and from that moment rhe hawk would. touch no food, but died herself in a few days. The same friend was on a mountain- one day, when a sheep came up to him and unmistakably bf>ggod him to follow her, going jnst hi front aud continually' looking round to see If he was following. The sheep led nun him at last to some-,, rocks, where he found a lamb fast wedged in between two pieces of rook. Ho was able to liberate the lamb, to- the evident joy of the mother. myself once saw a cat "brooding" and takbig care of a very small chicken, winch, being hatched first of a brood, had been brought into a cottage and' placed in a basket nonr the lire. It managed to get out of the basket and' hopped up to the cat, who immediately' adopted it. AGRICULTURAL. Mark nil the grain bugs. A rich soU is an essential item Iu tl» growlug of grain crops. Unless you liave a special reason for- leaving, stick to the farm. Cora fodder, put in shocks and left in the field during a good part of the fall and winter, loses one-third to one-half of its feeding value. -Pastures should not be eaten off close in tho fall, Tho gain in than lost by late .pastures the follow! SDi'Intr. spring. ret It is a much more expensive pr to restore wornout lamls than to their original r en n lty , j handling. Men who are farming lands had best learn this lesson in dl season, or they win learn it later ill/til* ftr\a1- ' their cost. Iho west is the region of largo thinl agriculturally and otherwise. They now trying a combined disk plow, se or and cultivator that works a furr,, ,t !°l^\« lx *>~» can S ie in , its r-- the crop area. increase < A few experiments have been , u Iu the northwest in sowing whed wide drills, after the EnglL fa and cultivating it. The resulfe not been as good as expected, P0 ±"rJ? 01 ™ ch ?' ls attempted. ex Iliei-e is a good deal of wisdom,,™ advice recommending every far3 keep on hand a barrel of leurn. It is valuable f or poses. It is specific veil em- 'ort [cop- Po-. are- 1 . uea 8 by B Of I em- 1 •e of I 8ucl1 flles wmcu tUe embed H •*' 1 na tUe voradow ISto ?1* p l ste F tue torses and r %

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