The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 8, 1893 · Page 3
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Wednesday, March 8, 1893
Page 3
Start Free Trial

Page 3 article text (OCR)

THE UPPER t>ES MOtNES, AGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 8 V 1893. HIS CHANGE. . Buffalo News: She was for some time as certain—and as -.wrong—about her feellngs for him, as she was assured and light in her assurance of his love for her.' • As for herself, she considered herself merely his friend, confidante and adviser general upon all subjects, but especially upon the subject of his neglect of his profession—the law. Had he not been so desperately in love with her he might have laughed at this grandmothering of him, as he laughed at most things; for, though the kindest hearted man perhaps in London, he affected a light, bright, breezy cynicism. Socially he was equipped to perfection—a brilliant talker, a graceful and indefatigable dancer and an admirable player of all games, even whist--in so young a man so singular a distinction. It >Swas his itpcommendialtion to her father, the cmient barrister, Weldon Wraxall, Q. C., who shook his head over Bcrlie Kay bum's frivolities. "He'll end up like old Singleton," he said sometimes of Bertie to Trix's Intense exasperation; for old Singleton was a despicable club loafer. But this exasperation of Trix's was not with her father alone. She was also annoyed with Bertie, and yet more with herself, because of the depth of this annoyance. Why should she be so Interested in him? Was she—was she- Well, she was—as she discovered foi herself at Lady Weevil's ball. In an interval between the dances she haO allowed lilm to lead her into the conservatory off the ballroom hi order that she might give him an unusually sovere lecture. "Are you going down to llibchestcr?' she asked, with abrupt irrelevance. "Ribches'tcr? Has an expedition been organized to explore darkest Ribchester?" "To the assizes," she explained, with out a smile, but with almost hnpetulant impatience. "I? No. It would bo no use my go ing. I've got nothing to do." "But how can you expect to get on;, thing if you never go circuit?" "I shall go down tomorrow night," ic said meekly. "It does seem such a pity with youi ability and industry—when you choose to bo industrious"— Here he shook his head. "Oh, but I know. Mrs. Melthaui toll me how you sat up night after nigh doing her husband's presswork when h< was ill of typhoid. Well, you see, when you've a motive to drudge you can drudge." "I cannot tell you how kind I think i of you to pitch into me like this." "It's not much use." "Yes, it is; indeed it is. I shall down to Rlbehester tomorrow night and shall go circuit always hi future and I shall drudge like a dray hors if drudging can do it. I shall; I giv you my word of honor," This new expression of eamestues gave a new beauty to his flue face, ant it was in her looking up into it UOA that Trix made her discovery. Sh blushed, lowered her eyes under his insupportable gazo iind said only an humbly, "1 have been very import! uent." "Impertinent! 1'ou do not know hov much your inturust means to nie. I'm always thinking of what you think o nie, and wishing to be what you me; and 1 believe I could be and do i all, if—if 1 had any hope, Trix," h said, taking her hand, and looking hi "hopo" into eyes which answered to "There's father," she faintly urged but they soon forgot every thing anc every one and time and place and cii cmnstaces, and all but each other am then 1 love. The last thing she said t him at parting was. "Don't go down to Ribchester. I sbiv write tomorrow after I have told fathei to let you know what he says, and i I can see you." Next morning at breakfast Trix in geuiously brought the conversatio round to Bertie. "Every one says he' so clover," she replied to a disparagin remark upon him made by her fatiiei "Every one! Did you ever hear solicitor say it?" "But, my dear father, how can soli citors knoAV whether he's clever or no till they try—till they give him a brief ? "Let him marry a solicitor's daughter, pronounced her father sententiously "But he can't." "He can't. Why can't he? I'm. sure"— "Because he's engaged to me," sh replied with sublime audacity, rising a the same moment to get behind he father's chair and hide and cool he burning blushes against his pai'chmen cheek. He had dropped his knife aaii lain back speechless in his chair befor she got behind it. "There, you dear old father, don't b cross. I couldn't help telling you, yoi know. I can keep nothing from, you, s though the confession was tho offense "Engaged to a fellow without a penn; "Engaged!" he burst out at las; or the prospect of malting a penny, j mere man about town. An idle"— "There, father, that will do," sh said, putting her hand before his mouth "I don't want you to feel miserabl afterward for saying hasty and nast things." This delicate and exclusive considera tion for him was too much from. adored) Tiix. "Upon my -word," h died as he managed to unmuzzle him self from her hand with a jerk of his head, "you are considerate. If s a pity you didn't consider my feelings befor you accepted a man you knew I dls approved of." "But you don't disapprove of him a all, father. You said the other nigh he was the best young man partner a whist you ever played with. Now! she cried triumphantly. "What the— There! I won't say I but you'd make a saint swear. Becaus >yed of him as a partner at whist, I didn't disapprove of liim as your artner at whist," Trix said so clroflly Biajt it was not possible for her idolizing other to help laughing. "But I don't and won't give my con- en!," lie said, checking his laugh, and o to soy, rctractiing It by speaking very loggwlly. "Oh, yes, you will, when the solicitors ITe-r him briefs even without their .augliiters," slie said eoaxlngly, while 'she swayed her father back and for- vard hi his chair. "There It is! That's it! If he only ook Ills profession seriously, or could get any one in the profession to take lim seriously! You might wait, Trix, a meet some one with some promise pi'ospect of something." "That's just what I mean to dw, father. I told Bertie last night I many no man who hadn't distinguished liinself." "Oh, we'll, limit settles it," her father tnswered dryly. Trix had the tact to press the point: 10 further for the present. Her father ike all leading barristers, undertook nore than he could attempt, and .cinpted more than he could competent- y perform, and at present ho was simp y overwhelmed with work. After a heavy day at the courts ho 'cturncd to a harassed and h dinner. "My dear, •! never was so worried in ny Mfo!" ho exclaimed to Trix aftoi ic had kissed her, which ho did always when ho had been absent even for few hours from her. "There's McAllister's gone and got the influenza!" "He's with me in two or three Rib- ihester cases, and there's one on morrow that I've been depending upon liiui to master and manage almost altogether," pointing to a brief beside his plate. "I must tackle it after with the help of a strong cup of coffee." : time.' "But you're dmo fit Euston at 9.30." "Oh, an hour or so will give ubstance, and I can beat it into in the train." Having dispatched hns dinner 1 ii- iy ig nid ry rs sir le >r- ly Id ke x, se 'a- kl ed er nt: er» ok U- nt- ip he ed in toi iys a lis- ib- to- 011 al- his "No— phow! Of course! It's that case.MeAlister had to throw up which Flint brought me last night, but I forgot the brief in my study." "t do Avish, sir. you'd got, him to in- trust it to me. Give me this chance," Bertie urged, with pathetic eagerness. The Q. C. looked at him med'itativoly for a moment, and said then, ns he put an encouraging hand on' his shoulder, "Come along, then." They soon found Flint, Avhom the Q. C. dreAV aside. Having explained the circumstances he said what he could for Bertie. '"For n. young man he's the best partner at wlilst. 1 ever played Avith," . "What tile"— began Mr. Flint, precisely as her father had begun to ans- Aver the same recommendation when urged by Trix. • Mr. Flint also checked himself before ut.teidug tho "big SAveiii'" on his lips find gave a, raither grudging assent to tho employment of Bertie, Avho, IIOAV- eA'er, surprised him, and still more Mr. Wroxall, by his really admirable conduct of the ease. "You'll do!" .the Q. C. cried to him enthusiastically, 'and Bortio knoAV that Trix AA r as AVOII. THE GOOD OLD DAYS. . „ The Santa Fe Trail Recalled by a Hunter Fifty Years Ago. In the Avcstcrn country It Avould be hai-d to find a more adventurous spirit than dipt. John Renick of Grain Valcy, Mo., says the Globe-Democrat, Avhich quotes this story: "It AVBS in 1SOS that I got on tho boat at Fort Bcntoii Avith passage money for Independence. 'Boys,' said 1 to the ci'OAvd, 'I have measured my foot- J0) . prints. In Platte river sand for tho last P.-- . time.' I have never been back. When 0." I first crossed . the plains the whole i t , s country was a hunter's paradise. Game ipe fairly swarmed. At night, Avhen not in tho Ineliaii country, tires Avere lighted nis to prevent the buffalo from stampeding vr,. i OUT find all that AV.-IS noc.oss:ir\ light prep b-agging it away on b s ready tc turn in for course grec jut there by as find consume al lay. At a, nu la.A'O 11OAA" and pile it :o sell to tl of conaide he boats .11 tills AA^a iteel. Som long coiitrc foro they cut the Avoc are not ins but are m lives to ex Inch -of clo They, how to cut AVOC they kuoAA go a few i pie A\-ill p bo more h Tho stiii upon the f panics for The fact t a i noun led $8,000 shoi are makln upper Con One even si stall e a f reason foi of Bengal It; Avas ne for a AVOO his dc.stii He theref lire of bti every par goods tha printed all tained a I fuel snlttc hours aftt Frederick -Flint, senior partner in tho • to bo doue tto secure fresh meat was famous firm of solicitors, Flint, Affleck! for the hunter to drop in to the long & Co., was announced. He had come upon urgent business, which was found to necessitate an immediate consultation with Attorney General Weevil. After their departure Trix sat down to write'her promised letter, which sin; had deferred until now in the hope of the next day's fuel, Of Some of the larger boats t tlu-cc cords of wood a er of places the native's learners. This is a. source le pirolit to them, and he boats prefer to get their supplies as delays are thus obvi- nes, however, there are These palavers, as a rule, n their neighborhood, for they know that the steamer can easily go a, few miles farther, where the people will probably show themselves to litablc and benelit by it. imposes a, very small tax upon the stetunere of the trading corn- privilege of cutting wood. The fact that last year this trilling tax in the aggregate to about •liH.OOO shows that; the trading companies Dinothing of a stir on the One evening, awhile ago, Mr. Dhanls, agent, thought he had urgent desiring to reach the station i on the following morning, vrly night, and if he stopped wood supply he could not, reach in at the desired time. He therefore adopted the heroic metis ing off the 'wrappings of i of cloth and other trade goods that he carried, and also appro priated all the wooden boxes which con c part of his ca,rgo. This fuel sufficed to keep steam up for llvi hours after his ordinary fuel had ghvi out and ho airived at Bengala in tin morning. prairie grass, tie a AA'hite handkerchief to the ramrod of his gun and -AVIIA'C it to attract the attention of a. drove of antelope. The fattest and choicest of the herd were secured Avith'out trouble. As for buffalo meat, tho droves AA'cre so numerous that little interest AVIIS taken in the limiting. "I spent the AA-intcr of 1S05 in Devil's There AVOI-O eight of ns In tho one man AVUS detailed to havinv; something more—and .perhaps more, favorable to record. As, hoAvevor. her father had'been t!oo much hurried «uiyon. and Avon-led to be spoken to upon the P al 'ty> subject tit dinner she could report; only f uniish the meat for our camp. On tho [ last day of our stay in Devil's canyon I w j u .' killed three elk, live antelope and eight ]],,,. blackntailed deor. Shoudj I tell that father's desk for a. stamp, anil hero ly- * tol T now sportsmen of this day would ing ujson the desk she found a. brief!, olilss mo with Ananias. Upon going to see Mr. Mint her fa.thev must have' taken it; Avith him into tho the morning's interview. Having as last finished her letter went into the study t:o look Inlto 'It was here that I met with an adventure that nearly cost me my life. A study, laid it. on the desk, and then , waterfall near our camp was a great forgotten it in his absorption with lt ! resort for grizzlies and mountain lions. more important case. AVhat now was to j Tlie animals would come down to drink, be done? Half an hour since tho train aud > iis olu : sui>l>l3 r was taken from the had started from Euston, and there was \ S!U11C l )Ulce ' wicoiuiters were of fre- pvobably no other tonight for Ribchester. Upon looking into an ABC guide, however, she found that a train, left King's Cross for that town at 4:30 a. in. and was due in Ribchester a,t 0:45, and by this she could send the brief. But if the case was to come on tomorrow hor father would not have time to read—not. to say master—the brief. Why not send Bertie both as messenger and as a, "junior?" He'd luivo tivo hours to study the brief before starting, and cou! ., as her farther said, beat the case into shape in the train. What a chance for him—and for her! She rang the boll, sent for hw maid and bid hew get ready at once to accompany her in a cab to Selden street. Within three-quarters of an hour they were there and, strange to say, found Bertie Whan he had hurried down to her to the cab she said breathlessly: "I was afraid you'd be at some party." "I'm duo at ;!, but, T wa.ited In, 'expecting a letter," he said signilicantly. She smiled and blushed and rewarded him with the sweetest, of glances. "Here is something better," she said, handing him a brief and proceeding to explain all the circumstances of tho case. "It.'s a great chance," she wound up with. After drawing a long breath ho answered, "Almost too great—go much may depend upon it." And then, ho asked wistfully, "Is there no letter?" "Nothing but timt., tonight," she said decdslvely. "Remember, 4:30, King's Oross. Telegraph from Ribchester. Goodby!" And she drove resolutely away. Every undlstracted minute now was momentous to him and to her. Never- queiit occurrence. One afternoon before the water began to freeze I took a. bucket and wsilked down to the creek to till it. With that carelessness which comes from familiarity with danger I j did not take my gnu. I was turning to retrace my steps when a terrific roar made my hair stand on end. Directly in the path was a giant grizzly, evidently both, mad and hungry. With n second roar louder than the Bi-st he made for me. I. yelled lutily for help and made a, dash for the sixteen-foot wall of ice, to scale which was my only hope of escape. Frantic with fear, I dug my hands and feet into the rough ice and scrambled toward the top. Nerved by my doperate peril I succeeded in scaling it, escaping with one blow from the grizzly's paw, which took off one trouser log anil laid bare the bone just below the knee. 1 clung to the narrow ridge of ice and yelled and shouted for help. Just as I was about to drop from the loss of blood and cold three rifle balls from the guns of my companions in camp, who had heard my calls, laid the grizzly low, and I tumbled down the waterfall and collapsed beside his huge bulk. It was some time before I was ablo to go for water again, and you may be sure I took my rilie with me when I did go." STEAMBOATS ON THE CONGO. Chopping Wood at Night to Run Them Next Day. One of the chief riches hi the Congo valley is the forests, which contain not only inexhaustible quantities of India rubber but also essences and woods of great value, among which ebony and theless many of these precious minutes rosewood are most conspicuous. Traces had Slipped by before Bertie could force thoughts of her from Ills mind and concentrate his entire attention upon the brief. of coal have been found, but for the present at least steamers on the upper river are entirely dependent upon the forests for fuel. They have no difficulty Tins, however, he succeeded at last in m renewing their supplies, because the doing, and he read and reread it until he had thoroughly mastered its bearings, Having then marshaled its strong points in logical sequence and with cumulative force, he paced the room to and fro, addressing not an imaginative court, judge and jury, but only and always Weltlon Wraxall, to whom he paid tho compliment also of an Imitation of his method and style. Oil his arrival in Ribchester he had a bath and hasty breakfast before hurry- Ing to the courts, where he soon found the eminent Q. C. "Halloo, Raybum! Got many cases on?" ho asked rather maliciously. "One, sir, I hope, with your consent." "With my consent?" "Miss Wraxall was so good as to send me the brief you forgot—'Binns versus Haberton' which I've got up, fearing you would not now liave time to look at it." "Tho brief I forgot? 'Bums versus Habertou?' I have no such cose on my list." to "No?" exclaimed Bertie in pitiable borders of the river and its tributraies are for the most part an unbroken forest. It is estimated that the forest around the Congo state station of Luko- lela numbers about half a million trees, and that the various kinds of timber are adapted for every use wliich man kind makes of woods, from canoes to the finest quality of furniture. There are now about tliirty steam boats plying 011 the upper Congo, says the New York Sun. Some parts' of the river widen until it is almost sea-like. On these stretches, miles and miles in width, the river is quite shalloAV, and it is not possible, therefore, to use vessels that surpass a certain tonnage. It Is necessary for the boats to renew their supply of fuel daily. Every evening AAiieii the steamer ties up to the bank for the night tho wood' choppers jump ashore and make for the timber. They are employed for no other service. While the tents are being raised on the bank and a part of the crew are preparing supper the choppers begin cutting down dead trees and sawing up fallen logs. They often work aU MEXICO'S IRON UUSOfUCKS. Yankee Genius Likely to Develop Then During the Next Decade. i:\tion.s Jnto a great. Iron-producing and an iron-exporting nation. lUJVLNG STAMPS. Albany Express: "How many stamps i you sell for a quarter'/" she said 0 the stamp clerk at file posluflice. Twenty-live true-cent ones or twelve AAT>-eent ones. Madam." Don't you give back tho odd change V" "Certainly." "Are they tin- Columbian stamps 11)0 old kind?" "1 can give yon cither." "Don't the old-style ones come n llttlo •lieaper now?" No, Ma'am." •I thought. 1,lR-y wotikl They out of style, you know." The government receives them the as tho new ones in payment of xistago, and many people prefer them." "But their od color doesn't match somo styles of envelopes." "1 can't (help that." "Couldn't you sell me a dozen of flu 1 ild two-cent ones for lift eon cents?' "No. .Ma'am." "Couldn't ,vuu on Friday V" "i\o. .Ma'am. '' "Will that is stores." "Possibly, lint; not nil he postolliec.' "When is your lmi«iln day?" "Wo do not have any." "oNI have any bargain day! Well 1 never? And my husband told mi IJie posiofliro, was ruin on linsi bargain day in UK you don't know nl' business." An article on-".Mexico as an iron Producing Country" appears in tin- Engineering Ma.gax.lno from Robert; T. Hill. After giving sta.Hst.ii-s of Mexico's iron and steel imports, the writer says: The enormous Increase of tenfold in the -imports in fourteen years is largely prielples. Why tirsl; principles LADV .1EUNE OX OVIOUDIiKSS. London Dai!,-,- News: Lady .loimo is of Hit' opinion that if women would bu determine to discard the ornaments tho garnitures, the trimmings, and tin stuffs of French niannfncilnro, and rt turn to the simplicity ami plainness dress which satisfied! their mot hound grnndinnUici'S, they would give ; stimulus 10 home production; and i they Insisted on a. certain standan of excellence in tho material they pnr chased, I hey would son lind their ex ample followed by women of all claw os As il is. sho can only groan, in th pages of Ihe National Review, ovo wilint slit- calls "tho craze among won on to overdress themselves and inn tiply (heir gowns." It is no uncoinmo thing, as she says, for people to Avonr four or live gowns a day (itiwns musi bo changed: inorniny. walking, nti'or- noon, evening, each has its separate apparel; ad tho ton gown, which is an invention of dho last few years, is, perhaps, tho most gorgoons and extravagant article in the list, >ng. covered Avit.h wire netting. Of muse this is for suminor only, and honld bo covered in winter. With an .pt'ulng at the top this Avill admit the ;iTsh air from the lK>ttoni,nnd also How for tho escape of heavy gases. t is tho most perfect system that can 10 devised tor admitting pure air into ltry houses, and not only that, but fc is Ihe cheapest and most easily ar- ikingcd. Sunlight and pure air will uake poultry profitable, but otherwise•on need not be surprised it' you flo lot. always have them healthy. COU.NKILI.K AND LOl'lS XIV, •\u Interesting Sketch From tin Historical Uomanco. "Tho Refugees." ilai'iiei-s'.—At asir-fii fromi iMadein- lisello Ninum ti liltlo peaky man Avith i petulant face, and long gray hair lolling back over his shoulders, eu- tord the room. He bowed profoundly throe times, and then seated himself nervously on I lie very edge of the stool, from Avhich Ihe lady had removed her work-basket. Sho smiled ami nod- tod to encourage the pool, Avhile the monarch loaned back in Ills chair Avith an air of resignation. •Shall It bo tragedy, or a comedy, or ti, burlesque pn.stora.IV" Comeille asked timidly. ".Not Ihe burlesque pastoral," said tho King, Avilh decision. "Such tilings may bo played, but cannot, be rend, sliicol hoy tiro for the oye rather than tin- oar.'' The poet; bowed his acquiescence. "And .ai'ot tfie tragedy, monsieur,' said Madam do Malntenoii, glancing up from her tapestry. "ThiO Kiuy has enough that is serious in his graver hours, and .so I trust, that; you Avill use your talon t. to amuse him." "Ay, lot it lie a, comedy," said Louis; "I have not had a good laugh since IHIOI- .Holier passed iiAvay." due to tho fact that; Avithin that period Mexico has undergone her greatest era of industrial progress and railway construction. This epoch, of railway -building is noAV being followed by Ilio Introduction of iron machinery, agricultural implements, and the uso of iron in a thousand methods hitliorto unknown in the republic,—a, consumption Avhir-h Avill show oven a greater increase Avifhin the next ton years, for in every part of Iho republic American engineers are introducing the use of iron in numerous factories, Avorks. enterprises, and public With improved transportation, ami ;iu abundance of the best quality of easy smelting ores, there is no reason Avliy the manufacture of iron in .M ox leu should not become a. most lucrative industry, especially Av5th the high protective duties. Ten years ago, when Durango was 200 miles from railway transportation, Mr. Birkinbine recommended the erection, there of a. blast- furnace, rolling-mill, machine-simps, foundry and snu'thery at a cost of $200,000 or more. In his opinion the manufacture of pig-iron Avith charcoal Avould not cost more hi Durango than in the United States, and with good management he "could not; see a doubt of establishing a modern iron industry PAY OF CABINET OFFICEUS. These of England Are Much Better I'aid Thau Uncle Sam's. Our Cabinet;' oliicors receive $8,000 per year and the Scd'otary of Ihe Treasury has tin oltico carriage and two horses. There is, of course, an allowance for stationary, which is not supposed to be usvd for any but otlice purposes, though the Cabinet; Avomon tiro privileged to purchase stationary at Avholesale rates Harpers'.—The only discordant architectural note at Jackson park is the Government l.uildlng. It may have boon built by the man In the Avorid, by a good story-teller and raconteur, by an able lawyer, or by a brilliant veterinary .surgeon; it Is not. in harmony with the other buildings, and seems to liavo been erected according to the spirit of til rederal government, Avith- out consultation Avitli the architects. Tho United States is spot ted'all over will government buildings, custom-houses, pmst-'oHlcos, and court-houses, voted by a generous ,-uul log-rolling people, ami built by a Federal superintendent. Some of those buildings are hidcoxis; soino arc simply commonplace; nearly ovory olio is nninterestiny (some In Washington excopled), and incapable of of responding to the demand of art that Ilia I; it should raise a sentiment of pleasure' In tho broast of the spectator. NOAV and then tliX'n superintendent maly have been an architect, and an honor to his profession. But It AVIIS clearly impossible for one man adequately to cover so vast a Held, or have sufficient variety of conception to satisfy, art or to moot tho requirements of a. country at the Sena.tiq store. They also secure so varied as ours in climate, atmosphere many favors from tho Government gar- and silos. Tho consequence has been dens, but that Is thy sum of their per- monotony, when it has not been some- qnisitvs, says the New York Comnvca'c-, thing more offensive, There are scores at Duranu Already the unusual deposits of Durango, Monclova, and Salomo de Botello have been purchased by American capitalists, and their speedy development is expected. Tho value of these ores for mixing Avith the phosphatic or cold short ores of East Texas and the Alabama regions should not be OA'eriooked. They are the nearest supply for the youthful iron industries at these localities aud are not more distant from them than the l.ako Superior ore of similar character Is distant from the Pennsylvania, furnaces in AA'hich it is used. But one obstacle prevents tin's use, and that is the shortsighted tariff regulations betAveeii the two countries. In Mexico— our nearest foreign neighbor—hardly tin article of American manufacture can be found; the small current of the Rio Grande, AA r hich can be forded at any point is as great a barrier to trade as though it Avere an ocean. Mexico imports annually and mostly from Europe $37,785,840 Avorth of manufactured articles and food-stuffs, every dollar's value of AA'liich should come from the United States. Her leading exports, exclusive of precious metals, tire valued at $14,947,440 and include Hemiequin liber, coffee, hides, vanilla, gums, and tobacco, —articles Avliich, AAdth tho exception of hides and tobacco, AVC do not produce. An exchange of these commodities on terms of reciprocity between the tAVo countries would bo of inestimable value to both Mexico and the United States. Ten years ago Professor Sillinmn said of tho Durango iron mountain.: "The enormous mass of valuable iron ore, thanks to the near approach of the radl- Avay of Mexico, is UOAV likely to become of commercial value." Exactly ten years from the publication of his article the Mexican International railway completed its line to the foot of the Duraiigo iron mountain, connecting it by rail Avith the coal-fields of the Sabinas, and UOAV the prophecies of Professor Silliman and Mr. Birkinbine are on the eve of f lufllhiieut. The Yankee genius that has done so much for Mexico AViU Avlth- In the next decade- convert the republic itil Advertiser. There is aliso tin alloAV- anco for a 1'rivato Secretary. Any Cabinet .Minislw Avill toll yon $10,000 per year Is tho loAVivst figure on which his position can be maintained, and most men spend double that. When the, facts are contrasted with the inducements Great Britain holds to Cabinet possibilities, it is not hard to see Avhy Englishmen are so -willing to accept Cabinet honors OA'OU temporarily. In England the Prime Minister has a , l|a(:io]1 , n t lio different stntea, we sho pretty hgure of a salary, three times lmye no( . 0] ^ ynr] but wli.-ii: M. f ,-il)iTir>l: nfhfoi- licl'o erf Is nun .... . ,. from one of the chief iron-importing •U/t . - n yl -^ t PA *• .. l- iiTV.iJ*l('..A^ ;i Cabinet officer hoi'o gels and a residence in DoAvning street Ho has tAVO private secretaries, AA'ho draw £400 and £250 respectively. As principal SecrtUary of State for Foreign Affairs Lord Salisbury drew £5,000 and Avas supplied with a private secretary at £40). The first Lord of the Treasury draAVS out of it $25,000 to pay his OAVH salary, and $1,500 for his private secretary, Av'hilo the Chancellor of. the Exchequer gathers $25,000 for himself. . Tliioi Lord Chancellor is rewarded AA r ilh £10,000. Tho Attorney General in England is not a member of the cabinet, but his salary probably more than compensates for th'o absence of the dignity. His annual AA'ages are $21,000 and fees, Avhlch in one year amount to over $5,000. The bond President of the Council has a high-sounding title, yet he only draAvs $10,000, and the President of the Board of Trade and the President of the Board of Agriculture have similar amounts to their credit each yeai. In addition, the Prime Minister, the of bnildigs as much alike ill architectural ugliness as loa.ves of bread turned out of n. baker's oven. This is manufacture; it is not »-rt:; and it is not AVOI-- thy of an enlightened cou try that lias moey to spare, and the AA'hole ancient and media OA'al AA'orld to ilrtvw'on for instruction, to say nothing of its being the most inventivo and ingenious of nations. NOAV, if tho construction of these Federal buildings had been given to different architects of genius and rep- should edifices scattered over tho country, many of them worth a considerable Journey to sec. There Avas a man by the name n f - , Avh'o was the nrdhltoctural bos* AVhon the Federal (government was spending millions annually in costly constructions. It Avtis probably Just an accident that ho didn't build our Avar-vessels also. But. Ave were not building many nt the time. It Avill take years and years, and perhaps conflagrations, to get over him But think of tlhe presumption of - in making the design for a. Federal building in Boston, Tor instance, Avhlie Hichardson was alive! Millions of money wasted, not even for revenue only, nor for protection, but; on the theory that a clever fid- man can play the fiddle, or dles at the same time, although he lias never had a fiddle in his hand And not only that These milios might have goe into buildings that would not only luiA'e been a lasting credit to the country, but AA'ould have been an instruction to the people, would have educated and Foreign Affairs Minister and the Lords' raised tlhe public taste, and been the of the Admiralty got residences in DoAA-ning sWeot. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is supposed to give three receptions a year,, but. Avhen he Is a poor man he is eager to seize any excuse for (evading them and depends solely on tho great dinner and ball he is compiled to give on the Queen's birthday. Tlnego are superb affairs, often costing $5,000, and it generally happens that the Minister Is made an allowance that COAWS the expenditure, while the Queen herself graciously supplies thp -flowers for the decorations from tho royal conservatories. No other entertaining is demanded from Cabinet officers. Then AA r lijen a Minister's term expiries there is a $10,000 annuity waiting for him if ha makes affidavit that he is actually hi need of the £2,000. PURE AIR FOR POULTRY. Standard: More foAvls have perished for Avant of perfect ventilation than for any other cause. One of the simplest plans to let pure air into the fowl- house Is to have a in the floor, els Inches wide and several feet most powerful srimulent to the rsy of high art In this country When the President is sick, it Is noticed that he does not call in. liis supervisng architect, but summons When Uncle the best medical skill. Sam AA'antts any] more buildings, AVO trust he Avill allot them hero and there, to skilled architects, Avho AA'ill each, thus chosen, have a noble ambition to serve the country with his talents, and by the aid of the al, lied arts to erect buildings AA'liich shall be admired and praised Alas! Jackson Park too late shoAA^s us how beautiful AVO might have been If the talent of thfi country had been stimulated and rewarded by important public commissions, it is quite certain that the country AA'ould have no reason now to fear comparison of tis architecture with! that of any contemporary. The breach that has existed between John L. Sullivan and Charley Mitchell ever since their great flght •was spannecf yesterday afternoon when the tyro njon met on the stage hj ^ayelln'p theatre, St. Loufc BBS

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page