The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 29, 1893 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 29, 1893
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" THK AIM IOWA, WEDNKSDAV^MAKCtt 20, 1803 ALGON'A, IOWA. CONDK, Stt'D NKWS. Oxford! out rows /Uamlvridgc. Tho North west, has a heavy storm of snow and ruin. A now cathedral Is to bo erected by (.he St. Loiiis> Catholics. A severe snow 'storm prevailed in Southern Dakota on tho 22d. Priu cow* Ka.lulanl, of Honolulu, was York, on (he iJM at a luncheon tit tho 1-Itur.v HuiWkbisi ojf Duhith, Is nl candidate for governor O f Alaska. Tho Unlvoi-stty of Cambridge lias eon- Hotel Savoy. Tho Supremo council of tho Patrons of Industry aro In session nt Detroit, Mich. Tho suite suntitu of Minnesota, passes tho optional free text hook bill, which tho house hod already pnssod. A divorce was denied Herbert Mall "\Vlnslow In tho courts at Sioux Falls, 8. D. Secretory Carlisle says he will on- lorco the provisions of tho Chinese ox- cluslon act. . It. Is snid tliat, Dan Marottn, of North Dakota, Is reaching for the Indliui com- nilssloncrshlp. A bill has pnssod the Arizona Assembly providing for the teaching of Spanish in the public schools. There was false rumor In London on tlio 24th that Lord Salisbury was dead. On tJie contrary he Is improving. Mr. Harris of Tennessee has beeu elected piesidcnt pro torn, of the senate vice Senator Ma.nderson, resigned. Charles' Wise, a. young German at • Glmlbrook, la., placed a gun in his mouth and shot, his head off. Excavations are going on energetically n.t Pompeii again under the direction of a Noa.polition committee. The British warship Undaunted, •which grounded at Alexandria, Egypt, has been released and proceeded to Malta. The Minnesota delegation has formerly asked the appointment of Lewis Baker, of St., as minister to Bra- all. Forest llres been raging for several days in the Sierra Mountains, southeast. of the city of Satyillo, Mexico. ITelklelbncli Tckclheimer & Co., New York, shipped $500,000 In. gold by the ' steamship Lnhn, sailing for Europe on tlie 24th. I Millionaire Peter Smith, .of Chicago, I died on the l!)lh. at Hot, Springs, Ark., whore he went four weeks ago to recuperate.' ' •••'•'• i A delegation of non-union printers! called on the President and asked that ' he appoint a non-union man as public printer. ! Kli Salisbury, ox-United (Slates sen- ! ator, diiMl at Wilmington, Del., aged 70 ye.'ux, He served thee terms In tin- Senate, •Mrs. John AV. Maekay will shortly sail from London for the United States owing to the serious illness of her hus- baJid In. San Francisco. Twelve Mississippi! Valley lumbermen have formed a, company to handle 850,000 acres of Oregon timber land. A bill is before (ho Minnesota legislature for a $100,000 bridge across the Mississippi at Mtuiiolmha. At. Spring! 1 eld, O., the Big Four yards switchmen's strike came to au end on the 2,'id by the switchmen declaring tho strike off unconditionally. Secretary Morton has removed ,1. It. Dodge, statistician of (lie agricultural •department, and appoints Henry A. Ilobinson of Michigan, his successor. Tho public, prosecutor in Strassburg ! has Ijoeii directed to secure the issue ol'| a warrant for the arrest of M. Arton, tho fugitive Panama lobbyist. It Is said that the appointment of pension ocmmlssloner was offered to ex- Congre.ssmttii Wheeler, (if Michigan, but that he refused it. on the ground of ill-health. draft a constitution which shnll be nn .•iVnll-rcbnte' pledge, carrying, with lt\ a severe penally fot Its violation. The two Columbus car.ivols. the Plnta and Nlnn. have arrived a.t. Havana under <• wort of the two ["nlted Slit tow war ships. Nnwark and Benningimi, mi their way to take part in the groit Colum- bus'naval ivviow at New York. The minor Is current In : Ottawa liiat Sir Chaile.- 1 , Tapper will sail for Canada at. once ill connection with the trouble which IKIH alrisen ovn.- the. British- French treaty signed by the High Commissioner on behalf of Canada. The schooner L. A. Lawrence, dp- tain Iluskoll. with coal from _ Norfolk for Bo-ton, arrived at the Hivakwa.rcr willi the center bo.'.r.l fast in Hie well, anil probably broken. The captain has wired the owners for orders. The Spanish Minister of Marine, Admiral Cervera. lias resigned hU portfolio on the ground that he cannot agree with the proposals of itis colleagues in the Oablnol for retrenchment. Premier Sagasta will assume temporarily the duties of the Marine Ministry. Five wliito convicts, armed with revolvers, escaped from the chain gang at AVatortown. («a., on the I'.lth. After a. lively fuollado two surrendered, but the others are still at large. David J. Shlppy, of Biicna Vista, C.a., was waylaid and .shot to death on the 2'M, by tlio three members of the Hogg family, father Jfcndi two sons. The: tragedy was the result of an old feud. H d~h s2ot,, 2 s o OWd eta eh mm Samuel Gompers, Presidc'iit of the Federation of La,bor, has addressed a circular to the trade and labor unions of America, urging them to join in making a united protest, against the proposed treaty between the United States iliiil Kussia. ' " ' ' • An 'unknown white man, apparently .'{5 years of age. was found dead on the HJSil along the track of the Philadelphia Wilmington and Baltimore Katlroad at Broad Creek, near North East, Md. It is thought that, he was killed by the cars. Tin 1 Russian Minister of Public AYorks is about to start on a tour of sanitary inspection along the lines of railway in the provinces of Xijni-Xovgorod, Yaroslav and Orel, whore a number of cases of cholera are reported. Advices just received from Behrlng Sea show that the steamer Alexander, which left; San Francisco early this year, is already in the forbidden waters. This stea.mei 1 cleared from Frisco for Ilakodale, Japan, January 25. She carried a full sealing outfit, and another suspicious circum-staueo was that she carried SO men. At the last moment several cases of AA'inche.storM and cartridges were secretly put aboard. The armored cruiser New York sailed on her trial trip from Philadelphia 'at. noon on the. 22d. Though this trial is not tlie ofiical one, it. is by far tho , most important, for it will settle the j vessel's future usefulness as a, warship. j It is slated that capital has just been subscribed in New York to start a. new factory to compete with tlie white lead j trust.' New York and Chicago onpltal- \ isls have put In several hundred thousand dollars. Some of the capitalists, and most of the employes in important I places with the new company are, or I till lately have beeu with the trust. ' At Indianapolis, fnd., by a vote of 15 1 to (i, the city council has passed the i<!r;iiid Army encampment ordinance, levying a special tax of 4 1-2 cents per $1(10 on cltjy'property. The ordinance ! is for the purpose of raising $75,000 to 'defray Hie expenses of entertaining the ; Cirand Army of the Republic next. September. Tin' Cotton Belt (St. Louis & Southwestern') management has placed in the Held a. corps of surveyors looking to the extension of the Cotton Belt Line from Delto, Mo., to the Mississippi river, to secure direct communication with railroad Hues in Illinois leading to the north and east, and afford a direct, route lo Chicago. WILLIAM DID. The Soulful, Pathetic Plead of Beautiful Irene/s Lover. The Dix Neuvelme Siecle, a Paris newspaper, prints a rumor that lOiffel has tied. A reporter sent to his residence was told that .M. Eiffel would «oo no one. Caswell Bennett, son of Chief Justice Bennett, of Kentucky, is in Jail ai ' Frankfort on a. charge of forging his [ father's name for $25 and having Hie same cashed, i Father Andrew lOiLslaclie of St. Ml-! cluid's Roman Catholic, Church at St. , Liouis, is dead. Fat her lOust'ache was I QO years old. He was ordained thirty-j Six (years ago. | ' The National association of Democratic Clubs has issued a notice recommending a. simultaneous celebration on ! tho liith day of April next, of Hie! brtlulay of Thomas JolTcrnon. I Tho funeral of JM. Jules Ferry occurred at Paris, and wa.s attended by thousands of the most prominent people of France. Senator Hardoux and M. Ribot delivered addresses. It, is staled In Rome that the autopsy iu the case of Dr. Ce.ccarolli, the I'ope's physician, shows that lie died a natural death. Tlio suspicion which led to the autopsy was that Dir. Cecuarelli was poisoned. The brig Caroline Gray and her schooner Marina Innis, both of which sailed early in February from Kockland, Mo., for New York have been given up for lost. Fifteen lives are thus lost in tlie February gales. The Indian Association of Life Underwriters has decided to seek incorporation* A cpinjoitteo has been selected to His poetic soul had gone to tho giil in a great wave of ineffable devotion. She knew that he loved her and ;-he was content, but the love who had in her ^'j'j mind was aol of that misty, Iiumator- ial kind v-1-ioh feeds on moonlight and clothes ilself in the pink ami whlto garniture of the (lowers. Siill she did not seek :o make discordant I he melodious u.rMc of bis i'-i lor p'u-i'idings, says, tlie Detroit. Fr M Press. On the contrary she rather encouraged him in it, for she knew the time would come when the poetry of his passion would road more like an advert isomout for soc.ond-ha.nd furniture on the onslallnient plan. So thus encouraged he came at last to the point of proposal. "Irene," he said, with deep, pathetic, soulful, urging intensity, "I love you. May I lay my heart, at your feet?" The time had come when the girl must speak. She had no wish to lose this loyal lover, but she knew the bo- gining of Hie end of the beautiful romance had arrived. She gave him her hand. "No, William," she said, earnestly, "you cannot." William turned pale. He had been so hopeful. The sunshine of. her preference bad never been clouded before. What could it mean. lie tried lo speak, but -his tongue refused to do it.') ollic.e. "You cannot," she went, on (irmly, "because this carpet cost $'! a yard, and if you should lay your heart at my feet at least a whole width would lie ruined, and wo would never be able to match It again. Let your heart keep right on at the old .stand, William, and " Wlllam. did. IT Wilt BE HERE "FAU AWAY MOSES" WILL BIO ONE OF THE FEATURES OF THE FAIR. MARK TWAIN'S ADMIRER WILL BIO I'LIOASED TO SEE HIS CON- .STANIXOPLE GUIDE. WILL BRING THE SULTAN'S SOLID SILVER BEDSTEAD AVEIGH- IXG A TON AND A HALF. Far Away Moses is coming to Hie fair, says the Chicago Herald. All of Mark Twain's renders know Far Away Moses. They may not; have met him in the flesh, but they know him just the same. Far Away Moses is a guide in, Constantinople. He is engaged in busi- there, but. his fondness for Americans is so pronounced that he quits business when American tourists eonio^ to town, and then he shows tlliem about| the place. Robert Levy says Far Away, Moses pilots thousands of Americans j through Constantinople every year. "He takes them in big parties." said Mr. Lew, "and most of the tourists have Tills work rc&e'mbles the finest tnpesiryjj;' ; FtlOM JAFFA TO JERUSALEM. and has never brteii seen In America." A-l :• , , • conspicuous feature of this tent, .tojTho Opening of tlie First Itnilroul Built which the shah has promised to contribute libc-rally. will be nn illustration of ancient wars, tlie battles being portrayed by • net dlework of Hie finest 1 ! pattern.. .This tint alone will cost $100,- Otlf). The sultan of Turkey has agreed to make ninny :-rifts to our display. "T'lie Syrian bread workers will be watched with Interest. The!,' mix their dough In a hole in the ground, and when it is baked it comes from the rude oven in sheets nearly as (thin as paper and almost as white. Eminent Syrians and Turks have given pledges that they will forward collections of old arms, em- nniKierios, SIIK carpers, ancient incsi from the mo,»t|iies, old brass and the oldest, kornng. or Mahometan bibles, In the country. Then we will have fa- mou.-', Turkish chair carriers' to rush people over the grounds. This system of transportation is quite unknown in In Palestine. Consul Selah Merrill at Jerusalem has scut to the State Department an account of the opening of the railroad from Jaffa, to Jerusalem, says a Washington special to the St. Louis Globes Democrat. The event was celebrated on the part of the Mohammedans by ail address from im imam, oiie of the pi'iests of high rank In Jcnisulem, after, which throe sheep, were slaughtered' on the platform of the station as n kind of propttiutoty sacrifice; and on the part of tlie company it was celebrated by a dinner given in the evening under tents at the Jerusalem station. DJolal Pasha, aide-de-camp to the Sultan, was present from Constantinople to represent the Sultan lii 'the'opening exercises. M. Collas, Ihe president of the road, and several eminent engineers from Paris, wci;o also lire/sent, likewise Anu-ric.-i and will surely prove of great. 1 the Governor of Jerusalem and Pulos- intoresi 10 mo visitors.. IMCUOII aiui| Hue, together with the civil and mlll- Tupu.s, two of the most famous d'jnlrj tury authorities and the members of curlers in Constaninople. are on their, the diplomatic and consular corps. One way now, with 'fifty of their fe.llows. i hundred and fifty guests sat down at They are bringing their peculiar chairs'the tables and enj<|yed a tine dinner, and harness." . I but the speech-making was confined | "And Far Away Moses, what 1 is lie to' *'•' "• fl!W remarks by the Governor, with | do?" ' a brief response from the Sultan's re-i "Oh. he will probably bo kept bu-J Pi'^witatlve. and a few words by the j greeting the thousands of American-; I ' Yt ' 11 fh Consul General on behalf ofj who have ben piloted through Constan-! tla< TO11Kllllu% CO1 T-*- A toast to the Sal- | linopie by him." | ( '- :>n was drunk, and the Tur.-klng band j played the different national airs us represented by the guests. The greatest j popular interest was manifested in this I event, and for the; first time in Its hls- toiy Jerusalem showed a little of the life and bustle which characterize cities in the Western world. I The road just completed, tho; first FUOM JAFFA TO JERUSALEM. Opening of the First Kuilroad Built hi Palestine. Consul Selah Merril at Jerusalem has sent to the state department an ac- 11 in n 111 \ 4 i t,i / 11 »i < i,t ) . - — back their purses andi lmtl " 1 '. OI '° o1 ' tlleir l )riusts of lie hands they don't stop to count what he passes i '"" v back. Oh, it's a fact. Far Away Moses sh . e ^' ™. slaughtered on the platform ot. tlio station as a kind of propitiatory is an honest fellow. He hasn't laid up a dollar, and eveiy 'year he lias thousands thrust into 3iis bands'. 1 know it, because lie works for me—that, is, ho is supposed to have charge of a department in the big linn with which I an 1 / connected." Anyway. Far Away Moses is coming to the fair. And, better than that, he is going to bring nut only himself, but a solid silver bedstead with him— one that: an ox-sultan of Tarktiv used to- st retch his tired form on. The bedstead is not one of venerred things that- are found in some hotels and other places. It is the solid stuff. li weighs a ton and a half, and is all sll- , sacrifice, and on the part of the company it was celebrated by a dinner given in the evening under tents at the Jerusalem station. DJelal Pasha, aide-de-camp to the sultan, was present | from Constantinople to represent the i sultan' in the opening exercises. M. \ Collas, the president of the road, and several omhitnt engineers from Paris were also present, likewise the govenoi of Jerusalem and Palestine, together with the civil and military authorities and the membei* of the diplomatic and consular corps. One hundred and fifty guests sat down at the tables. Tho road just completed, the first ever built iii Palestine and Syria, is ver. That is what Far Away Moses, a little over fifty-three miles long, thirty miles of which are 011 the plain laud anil the remaining twenty-three in the mountains. There are no t.uunes on the road, the-builders'preferring to go around lilul'I's that might, be tunneled rather than to bore through them. The the honest Turk, claims, and he backs bis statement up wlt'Ji an iron-c!ad contract, made with hto men of the world's fair, who have no sympathy with shams or veneered bedsteads. It will go hard with Far Away Moss if !he undertakes to palm off a cheap article of furniture for that all-silver bedstead, on which wooden ties brought, from France cost SO cents apiece. Tlie road has five en- .an cx-sultau used to rest Ins weary gines. all made iu Philadelphia, and the frame. Far Away Moses would probab-'c-ars. which were made in the north of ly l)e thrown off the grounds violently neighboring village to it, called Beit and without any'unnecessary ceremony. France, open at the ends, with a pas- liut lie Ihas taken all these tilings into sage running lengthways through them, ;l ujy and there are compartments divided by who partitions and doors. Goal is brought will from Cardiff and from' Belgium and 200 tons are required a day. Between Jaffa and Jerusalem, not including these, there are five stations. For the station in Jerusalem, which Is tho road, the builders preferring to go around bluffs that might be tunneled rather than to bore through them. The wooden ties brought from France cost cSO cents a. piece. The road has live | engines, all made In Philadelphia, and ', the ears, which were made in the north 01' France, open at the ends, with a i passage runniu&t lengthways through ', them, hud there are compartments dl-1 i videit ]'fy partitions and doors. Coal is | brought from Cardiff and from Belgium,' and 200 tons are required a, day. j Between Jaffa and Jerusalem, not In-j I eluding these, there are five stations. ' ; For the station in Jerusalem, which is i ( one mile from the city, a little more than eight and a. half acres of land j were purchased at a, very high price— ; iiot loss than $25,000—land which thirty years ago was sold for $1 per acre. I The men who did most, of the 4 stone , work — blasting through hills, lying walls to support embankments, and cutting stone for stations and bridges— wore, from Bethlehem and the nearest neighboring village to it, called Belt Jala,, men whose ancestors have been stone-cutters from ancient times. The Arabs on tho plain received HO to ;>"> cents per day, the Egyptians and oth- ful. story, though Ids dimpled fingefs litrverHoaseu to caress the face of d siiiiul dummy watch that "had been presented to him on Christmas day. it was evident tliat his mind was divided between the Creator and the created says a writer in the New 1'ork Herald. "Coidd God do anything, mamma?" ho finally inquired. ' "Certainly," wapi .the reply; "anything!" ... + : "Could ;ho makp : sny wntch keep, time?" . Tiiis rather floored inniiin, hud while she' was thinking up a wise answer the little chap broke In: "Of course I don't Want Him to do it If it. Is going to make Him let the stare go out. But; I'll tell you what I would do if 1 was in His place—I'd midce all the figures on watches and clocks like these, instead of.ltke those on the clock and on papa.' watch, so we could always tell what time it Is." The figures on his dummy are Arabic. And why shoudn T t they be hi the figures of ordinary business use, instead of In llonmn numerals? The latter are Invariably painted on clock faces with arbitrary incorrectness, anyhow, the 4 being made thus, I III, instead of thus, IA r . The solecism quite naturally makes a, 4-year-old child doubt the omniscience and omnipotence of the Creator. My other child story Is more humorous but equally instructive. It. is not original, having been printed lu the newspapers the other day. So 1 will tell It briefly. One day in Tennessee a hum killed another man. The murderer was arrested and would have been hanged In tho future but the brother could not wait so got up a. big mob of several hundred people and ^attacked the Jail with the intention, of taking the murderer out and killing : lihn. Tlie men, however, whom these people had elected and sworn'in for the purpose got together and defended the jail, and hiddentlly the prisoner. Th'o result; was that; some tw|enl|y-five men were slain, among whom were, very appropriately,- the two brothei-s who got up the notimique social entertainment. ' Now, if tliat Isn't a funny story, then I never heard one. it is enough to kill the devil with laughing. The reasoning powers of the 4-year-old child are more perfectly developed than iu Hie adult child, judging from this curious sample of masculine ratiocination. , a little more acres of land considoration, and will not run risks. Robert Levy, and others know Far Away .Moses, say he bing tho genuine bedstead. Far Away Moss will hiinslf bo one of iho interesting exhibits in the TurkWii and Syrian show at Uio fair. Ho is not exacty the brightest star of tlie constel-i °"° mi . lc , f rom tllc M >' latioii, lor 440 other Turks and Syrians than ol * h ' illl( ) " llalf , , , . aro coming to .show 'how Turks uml' woro I»««*»»Dd at a very high price- Syrians live on their native work as they work at homo and sollj goods just as they sell them at home. The Turkish and .Syrian village will be an interest ing place to visit. A lot of natVL-s are getting it, read;y now. They were brought over especially to build the houses and theatre, so they would, bo exactly Ilk those in. Constantinople. Some unique tilings have been undertaken in connection witihi this show, which has been planted in Midway plai- 1 -who could work in stone received from sauce along with other foreign displays 70 to $1 per day. The company erect- of His character. 'One of tho attractive 1 ed barracks along the lino of tho road places in Hie section will bo tho Turk-j where laborers could sloop free of irfh theatre, where dances are to be charge, but they provided their own given exactly as they aro on tho oc- food. Twice a week physicians passed casion of wedding celebrations and boll- along the line of the road wherever days. Dancers will bo brought directly; there were workmen to render any from Constantinople to do the high medical assistance tliat might be ro- , not less thn $25,000— land, which thirty years ago was sold for $1 per acre. 'Tlie men who did most of the stonework—blasting through lulls, lying walls to support embankments and cut- ling stone for stations and bridges- were from Bethlehem and the nearest Jala, men whose ancestors have been stonecutters from ancient times. Tlio Arabs on the plain received 80 to 35 (.puts pel . ( i nyi tllo Egyptians and others 40 to 50 cents per day, while the men | ers 40 to 50 cents per day, while the men who could work in stone received TO cents to ipl per daiy. The company erected barracks along the line of Hie rood, where laborers could sleep free of charge, but they provided their own food. Twice a wee'k pbysiciims passed along tlie line of the road wherever there were workmen to render and medical assistance that might be required. The time, between Jerusalem and Jaf fa is three and one-fourth hours down and three and onehalf hours coming up, and the fare is ,$2.50 first class and •in for Hie second class. kickln;,' at this theatre. Then girls who quired, do not; dance will sell original Turkish The lemonade, and moliebee, and sultan sy- Xnffn i nips and niht of lukuin, which means 1 down and Hire and one-half hours coin- Turkish delight. Those ingredients of. m ^ ""• iuitl thl> fiu '° is i ? 2 - 5 P lirst ( ' lass time between Jerusalem and) s three and one-quarter hours llhese mixtures and compounds are my.s- lerious and elusive. and $1 for second class. Robert, Le\tv, who represents the big; firm of Klia Souhomi Saduoeah and Co., 1 which Is going lo bring nJl fheso things' to the fair, says Hie company will build 1 (thirteen typical Turkish houses-at Jack- 1 AXTLRUS AXD THEIR OROAVTH. —North American \Roview. By tlio time a deer is live .veal's old ho should liavo what a no called his "rights," that is, tho brow adler, which is the near- son park, just; as they exist in the old I , tho 1)!USO of , ll{ , h oru or burr, Hie streets of Constantinople. "Those hous- h( ,., or bay „„ lu ,..h or two higher up men and women the beam or upright'(main shaft; of the horn), the tray or (res above that and finally two on top, or two points on one of his antlers. This constitutes a stag of light points—a runnable or COLl.'.AUilAM STAMPS. Should the Croat Kxplorer be .Made Wear a. Beard or Not. os will lie filled with carrying on their native occupations-women working at embroidery and ori- iMiuu aruoios, jineii weaving v... t u-i>) and merchants standing in Imy.aars oil'-' ering genuine Turkish and Syrian ar- warrantable deer, who will, in another tides of mordiamliso. We have t wen-'year, have two on top on both sides IJu> grounds now'and becomes a stag of ten points. In ly-livo workmen on uu> grounds now and will have fifty more in two mouths. The'eonipniiy has made a contract-to reproduce Ihe hippodrome of (.Yuistau- linople, and Cleopatra's needle. Tin/ later will be fashioned in wood and will be a perfect duplicate of the original in every inspect. II is to be 100 foot nigii. Then we will reproduce the un- dent fountains and old bazaars of Constantinople, and. our work slips will form perfect duplicate of one of tho historic streets of that Interesting ciliy. "But that is not all. \\"o shall erect, in honor of the shalli of Persia'a tent fifty feet square, the walls will be hung with rich tapestry, worked 1 In gold, and , a other decorations of silk and cloth in- loriuml with becomes a stag of ten Scotland when there are three on top on both sides the head is termed a Royal one, but I have never heard Hie term in Hie West. Most of these words are derived from old Norman French hunting terms but the deer themselves are called by names Avhlch sound unmistakably 'English. In -his first for instance, a young mule deer is a calf, at two yeans he is a "knpbber," "knobblor" or "brochcl." from his budding antlers a. hind at Hie .same age being called a "hoarxl." In the third ear, he is a "spire" or "pricket," the upright beam having formed, after which he becomes "stnge'ert," nltaniug to his full tdt- i and dignities at the age of five. Philadelphia Times:—Those smart, people who ithtnk they show their superiority by finding fault with every kind of public work not yet got done sharpening lilielr wits on the Columbian postage stamps. The!y have great, fun over tlie fact that Hie face of Columbus i.s not; (he same on all the stamps, being evidently ignorant that the engravings are made from pictures by different artists and that tlhere is equal authority for representing Columbus witli or without, a board. The most surprising tiling of all is that anybody should be unfamiliar with Vandortyn's picture of Hie landing on San Salvador, whlc,U is engraved on tho two-cent stamp. The original hangs In the rotunda of the Capitol, and tlio engraving on the back of tho five-dollar national bank notes lias made it one of the best known American paintings. There had been no very careful research in Yandoriyn's time, and (historical ac- cuncy was somewhat less ardently pursued than picturesque effect, yet he was not without- authority for painting Civ iunihus boarded, and the engravers ot the n-w stamp would have been justly to blame it 1 they had attempted to alter Vanderlyn's owrk. On the other hand, a painter of to-do|y might conclude that the weight of evidence, on tlio whole, favored the shaven t'uce, and he would be justified in presenting liiis ideal of tho explorer without a beard ,as in the group on Hie one-cent stamp. JAPAXKSIO COLOR PRLVfS. ;. The Careful Work of the Engravers and Artist. Printers. Other artists besides the painter have contributed, to bring about the perfection of these color prints—artists whose names, except in the rarest instances, ' have perished with theiil even in Japan. Work equal 10 theirs is common enough here to merit, something more than a passing notice, says the Fortnightly Review. First, there is the artist engraver. What finished pieces of workmanship are the blocks he cuts! How tile lines sweep from his knife with the same unerring grace with which they sprang into life from tho brush never a quiver or .shake or tremble to rob them of a particle of their dexterous force. Look at the faces of any of the women and see how steady are the lines of the contour, and how wonderfully line and dear those of the hair as it leaves tlie forehead. And then there iii tlio artist printer, who spreads Hie ink upon the blocks so carefully that every line comes clearly from the hand pressing, not one of them smudged or blurred. Ileally 1 am not sure whether the place of honor should not be given to tlie printer. Ho might have marred .the work of the engraver and spoiled the effect, the painter sought; for, his methods of printing being of the crudest and most unpatentablo; yet instead of marring he has added beauties, and left the mark of his own •individuality upon the print. His methods aro of the crudest; -Hie methods of tho skilled oriental always are. AAliether it, be the Chinaman extracting tin from the abundant ore of tho straits, settlements or the JapanescJ manipulating ton or a dozen color blocks on a cheap print, it is always the same story; the method is perfect and perfectly simple. In their chromo- xylograplis the faults of register ore veiy few and very far between,' the reason being that the method of method of printing did not allow of faults of register. In fact, we find the printer Idmself turned painter. Where the color iu the picture is .shaded tho tone on the block for eveiy printing and reproduces it in one pressure; often in prints of tho highest class two or three colors wll be found shaded in this way. There }s nothing left for us but to make the old and now frequent confession—we don't know how to do It, an if wo did it wouldn't pay. TWO CHILDISH STOUIIOS. AA'hich Showsl That Sometimes AViser Youngsters Are Than Adults. I Some hard-headed poet, has deaverly termed men "but children of a. larger growth." The recollection of it brings to mind a couple of good child stories— roal every-da|y storicis, not made. A mother of my acquaintance impressug upon, her little son tlie grc no&s and goodness of, God. Hlw b eyes were wj,do openiwjtji tb,e won,cl PEOPLE AA'E KNOW. Since the production of "liVUstnffl" Verdi has received more than 13,000 letters and telegrams of congratulation. The central figure of Gen. Lew Wallace's new novel is an altogether orl". mal variation of the "Wandering Jew." Governor Cleaves, of Maine, hns ro- , quested Mrs. Blaiue to -allow the bodv i of the late statesman to be removed to Augusta. The Philadelphia Times says of our Uncle Jerry that ho feels that tho op" , portumty of his life was wasted | us recent removal from office. ens would lay gaily orna- j mentod eggs for Easter. Lovan, of Berks count v s±^^2s£ horse team with n^^ \ ( L' V fotu '' <>W

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