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Algona, Iowa
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' J * ( " J * s " , "* J "^ f f, "v^ THE UPPER MS MOINES, AlXK)NAjQ:WA> The Rudder. OflWhatftrcyouttiinkinsr, mjr llttto Ifld, with the lionost ej-es of blue, • As you wfttch tiio .vessels that slowly glide o or the level ocean floor? Beautiful, graceful, silent as drenms.tliey pass away from our view. And down the slope of the world they go, to seek some fur-off shore. They seem to be scattered abroad by chance, to move at thfe breezes' will, Aimlessly wnn»t£fiMfe-hither and yon, and molting In distance gray; But each oho mo*es to a purpose firm, and the , . winds their snils that flu , Like faithful' servants speed them all on . their appoihtcd n*ay. tbr each has a rudder, my dear little lad, with a Stanch men nt the wheel, And the rudder Is never left to Itself.but the „ 'will of the man Is there; There is never a moment, dny or night, that the vessel does not f oel ' The force of tho purpose that shapes her course and the helmsman's watchful care. • . Some day you will launch your ship, my boy, • on life's Wide, treacherous sen,— - Be sure your rudder is wrought of strength to stand the stress of the gale. And your hand on tho wheel.don't let It flinch, . whatever .the tumult be. For the will of man, with tho help of'God, shall conquer and prevail; ' —Colja Tlmxter, -in St. Nicholas. .AT THE CLUB. It was just turning midnight when Mr. Forrest and I entered the Jefferson club, where Colonel Hamilton was revisiting the pale glimpses of his pleasures of thirty years ago. I remember quite well the time, because the club was closed promptly at 1 o clock in the morning, and I reflected •afterwards how much that was unexpected could be compressed within the brief compass of a chance hour. The Jefferson Club was composed of gentlemen, but at that time—as in many other clubs that, have since be en. wrecked and forgotten as bad dreams because of it—gambling was permitted, and was, indeed, one of the principal occupations of the members in attendance. But the gambling was confined by consent, generally, to the round games in which gentlemen then took their excitement. Colonel Hamilton had, upon entering, both whist and pojcer proposed to him. He chose- the latter, but, it seems, after pursuing fortune with oven chances for a short time he had proposed that some of the gentlemen present form a bank for faro. This was a suggestion that met with mmJh favor, as the Colonel was well known by reputation to most of the members; and when Mr. Forrest and his friend •entered, a dozen persons were gathered around the improvised faro-table, half of them betting against the game, the others composing tho bank watching the progress with much interest. Colonel Hamilton, his chair drawn up in the center, was eagerly play inn- while Major Kilgore sat across the table from him watching the changes of fortune in his serious "and tlignilTod way. The stakes were small and tho game proceeded with much good humor and occasional latin-liter. In the midst of it tho (Toor of the card-room was quietly opened, and Count Moaghor, who Major Kilo-ore keenly disliked walked in. Mr. Forrest and I were standino- where we could see him as he lirst en° tored, and I felt my heart stand still for a moment and then begin to beat rapidly with an expectation of grave consequences. It was that instant recognition of a crisis which a reporter feels when he .sees a man led out for death, and which makes his pulse gallop like a raco-horse while his trained observation, like a cool jockey, sits firmly with-an eye for every motion and awake to every detail of the picture. with an • air of 'contempt, and fine scorn in every line of his face. His fingers were playing TVith the lapels of his coat, aind his eyes were flaming. As he ppoke, :the few persons °who had moveel towards each adversary went nearer to them, as if still inclined to interpose. One of the party near the forgotWhHable. of pleasure sought to penetrate.the mystery of the situation. ,.. |V "Why, %jor Kilgore," he asked, deprecatingly, "what is the matter with Count Moaghcr?" "Is his name Meagher?" retorted the Major, as coldly; and" raspihgly as possible. "I have given him ho name, sir .... Tel-haps you are better . . . informed than I am,- sin . • , But that," pointing again over the intervening : heads directly at Count Meagher sJ>ale face and gleaming eyes, — "that is'.the-man I mean." "You do?" returned Count Meagher. "Then I mean you when I say you are a miserable fool,' and that you are impertin9.nt,..aud that if these gentlemen will give us the room we can deal with each other." He held his hat in his hand. As he spoke he tossed it to one side across the room and with a deft motion of his hand was about to draw a revolver from his hip. pocket. But those who were intent upon averting the catastrophe were as quick as ho. They seized hiiii and prevented him from drawing, the weapon, and others came to their assistance. Count Meagher seemed to fear, hostility in this, and struggled to free himself. But he was overcome,-and the weapon, taken from his hand.-- lai the mean time, Major Kilgore hadi not-moved from his place, nor had his face abated a jot of the coldness and 'contempt that it expressed. Two gpntlemen had laid hands upon him, also,.iu abundant caution. To these he said. "Gentlemen, I am not armed." "GentlemeUv".said the speaker, "will somo_of you kindly lock the doors?" This was-done, and then addressino- himself to Major Kilgore, he continued^: "As a member of tho Governing Board of this club, 1 feel that I have a right to ask Major Kilgore the meaning of the serious words he has direet- ed at Count Me'agher, also a member." There was a silence to hear the reply. "I have directed no words at Count Meagher," said the Major, laying emphasis on the name. "I spoke of that As had boon said before, tho door of the hall opened quietly and Count Meagher walked into the'room as the f ame was proceeding amid n-ood umor and laughter. Colonel Hamil ton had just lost on the queen, anci replacing the. stake, he said: "1 am too idil a man to be fortunat with the ladies, and therefore 1 shal cupper the (iiicen to lose, Mr. Dealer. All the players and must of th spectators were gathered around Col Hamilton, who had his back turned ti the hall door. All of them laughed a ho made the bantering remark. 1! this time Count Meagher had ad vancod d do/en steps towards tho table His quick eye had comprehended th moaning of the group, lie did no look at, Mr. Forrest or at me. 11 was advancing thus, easily, confident ly, smilingly," when suddenly like piercing draught of winter penetrat ing a glowing room, the hard, irriiat ing voice of Major Kilgore domandoc above the hum of good'humor: "What! ' Is that man pormittei heroP". Instantly there was a hush. "Whut!--Is that man permittee hero!" ho said again, not interrogatively alone, but \yith indignant ,UH scornful iff the tone. • Every smile vanished; all present looked up inquiringly at Major Kil- goro, and then, following his, scornful look, saw Count Meagher in the middle of the room. 1 saw the smile f u do from Moagher'sfaeo. With a lightning "•lan'cu that comprehended TnstanN ly tho situation, as his can-loss glance had comprehended tho occupation ol the group, he stopped, instantl*. under a chandelier. Thou Major Kilgoro arose from his chair, with his nervous hands at work, aud, looking at the gentleman inquiringly asked again: "Docs the JetVerson Club, gentle men, . '. . permit that man to come here?" And, thai there might be no doubt as to the man he meant, he le\eled his finger straight at Count Measlier, as he spoke. A's if by instinct, to avert tho catastrophe, of a serious that nobody fully underslooi gentlemen' moved toward Meagher and others • towar Kilgore. As they uppiMni Count he stepped aside to cast a look of inveterate defiance at Major Kil and called out to him "Do J understand, sir, that you speaking of me?" or delay sil nation I, several s Count, 'ds Major i-heil |'he aro . . a—informa- .nllnnuMi, sir," ro- oro. "I have not "I am'i- tion . . . of turned Major 1- addressed you." ^ The old major's voice was as cold as cad ami his words as direct as bullets Ay. Ho stood as erect as'an athlete, as I'lii'i/ !!-: il,-,,,,. I.!,. I..,.,.I ,.i i man!" And again he pointed with a glauce of contempt at the Count, whose face, nowpale and set, was a mask of defiant hatred. "I do not know his name. . .. - : . It may bo Count Meagher- here', . . . 'a s it was Jack Ciuinn at S^n Francisco ... or may have been other aliases . . . as a professional gambler and sharper "ceded tho protection of disguise!" "It is a.lie!-" cried Count Measlier, leaping from the hands that held him and starting-toward Major Kilgoro, who instantly advanced to moot liini. • Both men Svero held back by those who had thrown themselves between tho antagonists. _ Major Kilgore's accusation had fallen like a bombshell, and every eye, that had turned on Count Meagher as the charge was launched, was now turned back again upon Major Kilgore. "I have' proof of the truth . . . of my statements ... in my friend Colonel Buck-Icy Hamilton, ... of San Francisco, . . . whom all of you must k,nqw . . . by reputation as a gentleman. . . . For him I am responsible ttf tho club '. . . and to the .members of the club. Col. Hamilton recognised . . , that man . . . this morning distinctly." As he spoke Colonel Hamilton's name that gentleman came out from the group and stood beside Major Kilt'oro. Count Meagher gave him one loot oi implacable hatred, and then fastened his eyes upon the Major, who, wavin" his hand towards Colonel Hamilton) stepped aside. "Wo all know Colonel Hamilton," said tho Governor, "well enough 'by reputation and iu person to accept him among gentlemen as worthy of fullest credence.—This is all true, Colonel Hamilton?" he concluded interrogatively a significant way of putting the question. . "And more," answered Colonel Hamilton, promptly. "He was Jack Quinii in 'Frisco, and Jack Quinii in'the army who was a run-down from a good olil New Orleans family, Initl did not know' him then. But this Jack Quinn hero I did know in 'Frisco, and he was a 'skin- gambler.' I told Major Kilgore of it, mid 1 say again that it's Jack Quj'nu —and you know you arc, Jack!" ; Tho Colonel appealed innocently enough to Meagher, who stood''witli- out a tremor on his ; face, erect as u soldier, and coolly-waiting for the story to bud. ' "Mr.—Meagher," said tho .Governor turning to him, "you are a member of the Jeu'erson Club, and you have a right to bo heard. Do you care to say anything now, or would you prefer ;t'o' wait until the,matter is heard by the board ? For, ; .l take it, it,- must bo hoard, and, as a member of tho board, I shall report it for investigation. Butln the mean tim,(>, as a member, you havo a right to be hoard by'iill these gentlemen who have lisUmcd to the.-other hie." ...,: : ; . He was pale and deliberate under the. scrutiny of those two dozen eyes, but he was prompt to answer. Bowiuw to the Governor, h'e said: • ° "1 am o-,"s.tiKuigor in this (own, air though 1 have many acquaintances. I have been- here a year,, and 1 have paid my way. | as'k'anv gentleman here if 1 have not paid li'ko a genlle- man, or if hit kiiow;s",n»iyihing i] m t J have done in I hat time vvhici, was unworthy. 1 am mil; to l,c catechised ere or elseu lu-ri-.-'f,,]- that mailer as my honor.aixeepi'io ti,o*e having thu right. But I will say this much of you Colonel HamiHu'ii— and 1 leave it to hose who know me to say whether I vm a man of'my word --that I never him in my life before last night, nut thai, old man as he is, hi: .shiVuld , uiou bettor than to gamble and to lie. I Vnd I will be pleased to repeat this any- vherc else." ' This retort was straight into Colonel lamillon's teeth. It caused a flutter ml a sensation, in HID midst of which ho Colonelsniilcd, and steppinga pace invard Mcaghcr, answered: "That's all right, Jack; rjivn ntmiKi-li .it.,) If ,.,A., ...... a sconnarei I'd give you a 'chance to Say it elsewhere." . •• "Does it occur to you, gentlemen," asked Meagher at this moment, "that Major Kilgore is drunk and irresponsible. "It occurs to me," retorted the Governor, turning & withering glance upon, him, ."that this has gone quite far enough. I know Major Kilgore very well. He is quite responsible for all he says. I think you better go—Mr. Quiun." There was a moment of dead silence. Count Meagher, being released, adjusted his disordered dress deliberately, buttoned his long frock-coat carefully across his breast, brushed his sleeve, looking intently at his hand as he did. so, and seeming all tho time to be meditating something to say. He walked to one'side of the room, where he had thrown his hat, recovered and smoothed it with his silk handkerchief, placed it upon his head, and hesitated for a moment as ho looked at Major Kilgore, who, exhausted, had sunk into a chair, whore ho was surrounded by friends. Then Count Meagher turned on his heel and walked to the door. "I shall send.your pistol to your hotel," called out tho Governor, as Meagher stopped while the door was unlocked and opened. "I shall be in luck to got it!" was his last contemptuous retort, Hung iu the face of all, as lie turned his back and walked out into the hallway and disappeared from \ie\v.-From the^Passing of Major Kilgore" in LipninwWs Magazine. , A Distinction'with n Difference. _ John B.. Furay was once a postoffico inspector and on one occasion was sent down into Louisiana to take charge of an ollico from which tho postmaster had decamped. A light arose over tho vacant position,says the Omaha World,' during the progress of which Maj. 1'uray remained acting postmaster in. the quagmires of Louisiana, devoting, all his spare time to shaking with the orthodox ague,and the longer the man stayed the more he shook, and the more ho shook the more profane he waxed. Ho had boon there three weeks oc more, when one morning while the fog was arising from around the little postollice Inspector Furay sat astride a keg of buttermilk, reading "Pil<n-iui's Progress." A tall, lean genus homo of the swamp entered. A solitary suspender baiid held- up a pair of blue jeans pants, a white ' felt hat of doubtful ago rested o.n tho man's head and his feet were incased in a pair of cowhides reddened by ago/ "Howdy,'pa rd," said the stranger,addressing the inspector, "bo,you the federals' agent?"-.','' "I am tho postollice .inspector,"- replied Maj. Furay .without looking up, as he waded into "Paradise'Regained:' 1 ! "lam the new postmaster,-" said.the stranger, tendering his commission. "\Voll, I'll be ——!" was the only reply, as the inspector dropped his; book to the.ground and gazed at'the visitor. "Yes, sir," continued the stranger, squirting-a mouthful of tobacco juice on the inspector's now trousers. 1 ' 1 "Yes, sir; and I've com'e to be qualified." Rising to Ms-foot','Fuyay sighed, spected his visitor frp'iii head to and exclaimed: ' ' • "My friend, I am :biit human. I can only swear you in; All -—Couldn't qualify you." •BISHdP WILSON. A tff cat ttto tvhbse Heart Wai Ml Hto ... . /.<• I/6*rly Wttrk. In the Seventeenth'century Bishop Wilson was sent. .to.'the Isle of Manthen containing a lawless and ignorant community—.with , such unlimited power over clergy and people that it is a wonder .he succeeded in doing good rather than evil, says the Youth's Companion. A tyrant did he prove, but a loving one, and all Manxmen today bless the good bishop's name. In time of famine he threw open his own house to the needy, and gave without stint, asking ho man whether lie were saint or sinner, but only if he hungered. ' ' When his own means were gone he begged from England, though he was, as one historian- declares, "a man who would not have held out his hat to gave his own life." Ho never desired preferment, but clung to his own.'- thorny road with the zeal of one who has renounced material good for the love of the highest. "See, my lords," said Queen Caroline one day, as he approached the crowd of churchmen who surrounded her, "here is a bishop who does not conie for translation." "No, please your majesty," said Wilson, "I will not leave my wife in her old ago because she is poor." His island was, indeed, a poor spot; ho had wedded it for life. One day in the market-place a little girl of seven years crossed his path. She was , rosy-cheeked, bright-eyed, bare of head and feet, and with a rush of .love the gray old bishop patted her head, saying, "God bless you, my child!" Tho little maid courtosicd. "God bless you, too, sir," said sho. "Thank you, child, thank you!" said the good old- man. "I dare say your blessing is as good as mine." It was . customary in those, days to employ journeymen as tailors. One, Danny by name, was making a long walking-coat for the bishop, and in trying it on he'mado numerous chalk- marks to .indicate the place of buttons. "No,, no, Danny," said the bishop. "No more buttons' than enough to fasten it. One will do. It would ill become a poor minister like mo to go a-glitter with things like those." Now Danny had already bought the buttons, and had them at that moment Willis pocket. Therefore ho was sore discomfited, and said, pulling a woful face: : "Morcy on me, my lord! What would happen to tho poor button-makers if. every body was of your opinion?" -"Button it all over, Danny!" said the bishop. "Button it all over!" A True Story. ^BRUARtM, 1892, MISSittG LINKS, m- foot capita An Ancient'El Dorado. . On the identical spot where King Solomon procured "gokldust, peacocks and monkeys," a-syndicate with $5,- UlW.OiW capital stock issued and a ten- stamp mill erected, has just pounded out iSSo.OJO. Mount Ophir.of scriptural renown, is .close by. The old rocks, which wore too low-grade for Kino- Solomon's .reduction processes, are being ground up and they avoraTO half an ounce, to the-ton.' This gold field of Solomon's, which has boon idle all of the centuries until now, is on tho Malay •Peninsula. Tho people who have gone in lo.develop it have had to cut HCNf-ii miles of road throu»-h tho jungle and clear sixty miles of° river They:-iirii justjihginniiig to realize 01 Mich- .investment. The Company with tho big has a concussion on twenty square miles of this gold field. Tho i'orniatioi is black slate. A shaft sunk 100 foot on the lode has uncovered enough ore to keep'the mill going a year. Tho ore will yield two ounces to the ton In one place on tho concussion there is a hill 25.) feet- high and half a mile long. The Company has tunnelled into this hill about half-way from the bottpm and found ore ra'ngiii"- from sov.qiipeiiny-wcighfs to .seven "ounces of gold, Tho reef varies in width from 2 to 9 feet. Even tho loose rocks scattered about on thu hillside yield half an ounce of gold to the ton. Tho .Superintendent said to tho American Consul recently: "I did not think there was anything of thio kind HO extensive in the world. Wherever you try you find gold." lUnb is tho modern name oi tho ancient El Dorado.— IVi/mine/ton Letter. dor to a also, pow- Smolls Good nnd Frightens Moths. A delightful mixture for porfuminn- clothes that are packed away, ant which is said to keep out moths is made as follows: Pound I ono ounce of cloves ,,„ s, nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, and nun beans respectively, and as h orris root as will equal tho lit of the other ingredients put to- 'i and placed , " h ihoniUlur armonis. -It appears that a bright little fifteenth-century Italian boy, a son of humble and honest parents, was possessed by a strong desire to go to sea- and so, when he was about fourteen years of age, he was allowed to make his first voyage. Of course, there was no such thing as steam navigation in those days, so this boy went, on a sailing-ship,' and a pretty mean one at that. At the start he was as proud and happy a little mariner as one could wish to sec. But trouble came. The ship caught lire, and as this Italian boy never had hoard-of your old friend Casablanca, and the situation was desperate, he sprang overboard. Fortunately, he caught hold of an oar, and with its assistance he determined to swim all the way to land, wherever it might 1-*. It was a hard tussle with tho waves for a boy of fourteen, but he had grit and resolution, and, in short, there was other work waiting for him soino where, ho knew. So he swam on for a mile then another-and another—and another— nnd another—and finally, perseverin.r manfully, ho accomplished the sixth mile, and reached ihc land in safety! I believe in that, boy; amlTd like'to know what became, of him j n later years—what he accomplished; what he suJlerod; whether ho was a benefactor to his race or not. Who can tell about him?"— fit. Nicholas. me His OH'ciHliny IJgncous 1,1mb. "A. cork leg is no end of a bore," said, the man who limped to a Star writer. "Just, think of it! [ was at a dinner party tho other iiio-],^ llm | ; t was my happy lot to ha"e a most cnarming damsel fall to my share at the feast. Wo conversed niosi, pleasantly through the oysters and the soup but when tho fish camo on who becarno silent and seemed unaccountably embarrassed. To draw her from this mood I redoubled my ellorts to please but in response she only flushed and looked angry. Finally, interrupting mo in the midst of a little mot which 1 had composed carefully whilo dressing for the dinner, she said, sotto vocu: M thank you to stop squoe/inir m v foot!' ° J Imagine my embarrassment! I Had boon trending upon-hor toes with my cork foot without know- nig, it. Could anything ] mvu b()(in Steve Brodie, the bridge jumper, said to be worth $50,000. Mr. Gladstone gets 50 cents a word for his magazine articles. Mr. Gladstone's secretaries are none of thenl short-hand writers Senator Stanford and his wife have it is said, embraced spiritualism The clerical party in Brazil favor tho restoration of the monarchy. Rockford, III., is to have a colony o Hebrews, in addition to Schweinfurth a paradise. Patti, in her Welsh castle,' still keep: alive the almost obsolete 'custom o ringing a curfew bell. Christine Nilssen's husband, Counl d» la Miranda, has been appointed Spanish minister to Sweden. Gladstone's nephew, Sir John Glad stone, .owns the famous Fettercairn Scotch whisky distillery at Fasque One of the successful cattle-raisers of Wyoming is Frank Sartoris, a brother Of Nellie Grant's husband. Ex-Senator Doolittlo, of Wisconsin, although 76 years of age, is still busy and active practitioner before the courts. Daniel Dougherty,the silver-tongued orator, made his first money holding the ribbons over his father's 'bus team iu Philadelphia. "The Old Red Hall," the house a Bourn, Lincolnshire, iu which tho Guy Fawkes conspiracy was planned, soon to be torn down. Rev. Henry F. Allen, of BosVon, rec tor of thu Church of the Messiah, is member of a sewing society aud does a little embroidery. Cardinal Manning, who, at more than 80 years, is one of the hardcs working men in England, is likewis ouu of the most kindly. Douiotiico Nocchia, an old hri'iranc and murderer, who had spout sixty years iu prison, was recently liberatot iu Italy. He is 83 years old" Among the freshmen at William* College is Prince Busoloiv, tho son o an African chief, who is fitting himsel, for missionary work in his native laud President Carnol's chief is Louis Laburuot, who is allowed a curtain sum per day for tho expenses of tin. table aud uses it to tho bust advantage. The first iron bridge, built iu 1778, still spans a little riviir botwoon Wor pester and Shrewsbury, England. It is about 96 fuet long and wuiirhs 374 tons. that Aus^ ihineii. Jack Baruitt, Sullivan's faithful Achates, complains that they do not jiku Americans. Daudet's head is so thicklv covered with a luxuriant growth of uiitrimmed hair, which falls over his shoulders, that, his templus aud cars aro entirely concualed. Gerard Palmer, of Detroit, has a son but 10 years old who wuighs 190 pounds, aud a daughter not yet matured who weighs 205 pounds. Both children are healthy. Hun- Rudolph Mosse, owner of the Berliner TagebluU, one of the most widely road newspapers in Gormauv has presented a finely equipped hosp'i- tul lo the university town of Graetz. A bronze statue of William Punn, 37 feet in height, will be exhibited at the World's Fair by the city of Philadelphia. After tho. fair tho statue will crown tho new Philadelphia city hall. The veteran soldier, Gen. Franz bigel, is still greatly interested in art and artisis, and may at. timos bo seen examining the pictures and works of sculpture in ihu Mutropolitau Museum of Art.' The late kiu<r of Wnricmburg was very stout, as was his grandfaihor, tho iifst km;; of tho Wurtemberg family win. had M. grunt a girth at thu wai-Tt- XVit B dl?nS?. UlU Uril rei1011 hl- plttte Gov. Russell of Massachusetts rides horseback nearly evory day from his home to tho stale house. No man who aurales his blood by equestrian exer- cisowd,s|, OS (Kl to take -rloomy views of the futuru of tho rupujdiu. of Johns IIoi)kii)3' ,i, f Mi'H' 1 hus illv(i »t'»'l « machine hat w,l draw 50.000 parallel linus to tho inch with perfoct regularity. Its great value will be to astronomers for ruling speculum metals. English travelers complain tralians do uot like Engli.shme believed that the corpses art; i soldiers who fell in battle at of the last Russian invasion. Rev. James H. Mitchell, by Bishop Loaghliu to succeed' Father Keegtttf as vicar-general oV, diocese of Brooklyn, is 41 .."'': age, with black curly hair, dark lal' ing eyes and n handsome, pi e "i countenance.' . He is very popu| nr ' is a special favorite with reporter! The earl of Dudley holds the ] life insurance ever effected, the n mn being for $6.000,000. Second in \ list, it is said, comes Mr. Wnnainak whose policies of 15,250,000 e «i that of the czar of all the Russia, $250.000. Fourth comes the p Wales, whose life is insured fori 625.000. ' Uiuler-tho regime of the lnt e Lytlon the English embassy in was a home' of almost resra! cence. It was sumptuously i a filled with costly objects of art" not the least interesting thing ' •' au invaluable collection of °rni-e Indian curiosities, gathered by] Lytton while ho was the queen's i roy in India. When Lillian Russell sang in ' don she observed that it curtain was always occupied by a woman,, who eyed her with a Icmatic expression. Soon raro showered »««! Skt i pud iu the of an individual who proclaim^! self as a long-lost mother. Leonard, the mother of Miss was iu Now York at the time, relationship was not acknow LANGUAGE OF THE SCOTS, How Enough Broctie Hilly Be for a Song or Story. miulei:;S\! more innocent:' li, ^ a .i annoyinr,- -lung to have to explain to a yoiin" I'ldy at a social festivity. Noyertlu" loss, J was forced to do so . Sho ao- mptod my apology and I lion proceeded .0 injure my feelings by giggling," i tno now dean of Christ go at Oxford, is only 40 a.very young man to hold such a nosi- Hou in England. Ho is a churchman oxcullunt standino;, a favorite of » I -, ---.... ^, (4 . la V uoth Salisbury aud Gladstone. Karon Hirsch, the rich'. Austrian rival of thu Rothschilds, is a vc"y I'lV- isli entertainer, but personally most abstemious, He spreads a -liber, table for his guests, but eats only the P "most food himsulf ttl ,a drinks ffi The Scotch trilling of the r. .„,. ening of the sound of the vowelsao$f«p:-. several other things will not be «el$f!tiffl»' attained by us on this side of iho Al-filf lantic, and with Scotch to enable ono song or relate a Scotch anecdote i qualifiurilioii to which many a oiiSjUlflt would like to aspire. KftfK;;* We must lirst gel right with tlieaat$fil$(|i the o, says a writer in the ClKiut'iuqwtti^tSjS^f If llw reader will carefully practicetl|^K^£jj sound, hu will find that the "lon^ soiinjvv!':^!' of o in English is a compound It Iwgins with o and cuds with oo. long o in Scotch is a simple It does not end in oo. There isifr movement of sounding of vantage in luiv it widens the scope tion. Au average Scotchman make (to our cars, and usually his own) any distinction between tht-i^Sfi sound of clock and cloak. He luarnt^/ifv the English o, but seldom afler liu«{ groVu up. >« Then the long a. Here again, tbf? EngHsh is a compound sound; itbe$ gins with a, and ends with e: a ej ii;? moving of the vocal organs while prof! nouuciug it. Having, mastered two sounds, the reader has good point iu trying to prououD«); ; Scotch. <!•' The elisions require care. In a,' fa,' etc., the vowel is pronounced ... actly as if the consonant wuro tintf., dropped—all. ball, etc. The ringing found at the end of words endingii$ ing is uot much Heard in Scotch. Fes!-$ ing becomes fcelin'; only thu i to us like ee. Try to keep iho on the lirst syllable aud say feeleea.|;i Such would bu the Scotch sound. M relating a Scotch anecdote sometimes write aud speak the ninistur as meenistor. In this case it" '.\ s the wrong i that is changed into ee.^fflii Preserve thu accent on thu first sylliH^H J and say mcn-ee-ster. You have'"""~ still the last syllable wrong. You call t stur. The er there and almost every where iu Scotch has thu pure sonaii of the short e, as found in merry. One word about gutturals. "• lave all been discarded from the Ku ;lish language," so everybody says, m a Scotchman and I bog lo disst You say "Pooh!" and when you p.^-, lounco it you don't sav "poo." You$ dd tho guttural souinC Now try beautiful.Scolch word sough,"the tho sea." It is a perfect rhyme pooh. All words ending in igh or ight or ieht arc gutturals. Any on learning German will soon acquire th sound. Those, with n little attention to tin trench sound of tho u, in a largo of words, such as guid, buikl schulo, etc., will do much to take tho awkwardness of having to rend page of Burns or Scott or venturiu' a litllc Scottish son«'-. c ona ~ Ho Haw Double. little wine. Mrs. Annie Bosunt thus defines the- osophy; "Theosophy's praci ical s de cons,su iu gelling 1 u t the on usu of al" ev . By doing this it Jllake8 »'» tliink. shows thorn the Ho had in; and country parson J •" !*>.<»," I.e-in ias sent as many wil h-i.s About out one d. tin. a I'D person in HUH. linl of i n:uinnii<j fj.rlin Ki). f |, in ,i loners as ll.OW m.l mon,. re,pondod ' in fabrication of Alexandria,, . Tho H,,n v ,, Iwrece,, ,|,.,,|,.,.; . |, " '' uru n,,, his Iho been on a loot thu night bo- ho next morning, when ho nut a friend of his on JcUWson avo- uiu he was feeling rather rocky. Ah!" remarked the-friend, "how aro <». HUM morning"" J| 0 K |,,, ok 'twill dolclully. -shikP 1 ' asked li'UMid. "No, not exactly " he "bill bilious, and J see two "";''" »"glit to be only oncT" double, do you?" "Yes'." Tho man Hhoyed his hand into his and, pnlljiiir out u ft, hju | lliml '_ ',"!"• "U'hat'N (his 1',,,-i"' | 10 ''»» I" I/ay ilmi, tlt) , ()u . () double-visioncd man nil,- I-.VCH a "I U ,'ISII I lllllln I ,1 i. i Henri Rochofort, the former Paris communist who escaped from I, „ ban is hmout P other I'd it ll-dic.l you." bed io TI v««, n i !° I"" 1 " 1 settlement -Now Caledonia, sneaks no ] H though ho makes'London hi Sow'wfft«r W ° kl ' " Ud "" "«" Governor Jones,' the head Chocltiw unliou. is a pacific sullu!"/' 01 ' 0 Clothes - ll0 suiliby gi-uy mustache, a o i s Following Instructions. The spirit of implicit obedience ways to bo commended in a child, 0 ,«.™ though the too literal interpretation d|l instructions may occasionally have afefe 1 unexpected and amusing result, "" Mabel, a very circumspect and u/. r <-- scieiitious young maiden of 4, was se^il into tho parlor to entertain a calle"f tor a few minutes until her motheffi' could appear. £$'' _ The conversation drifted to Mabel)?! lutellcctuaracquiroments, and the vi»& three walch chain and a diamond' ling in a sky blue eruvat very lit t | u English. of the savage, wears a portentous pin Hostile lalks "Yes, ma'am." "Well, will you say it for me? 1 ' Mabel began very glibly, but afW/P| or four letters she stoppeSSH abruptly and said: "If you plo&f W «\ a ? 1 ' *S H °ssrd better not," J «wi ^''"' lisli:e ^ tue other in surpristl n hat makes you think '>»•" liHi'nU /.'/-,-, fanni.T «u. U drunk, Missouri .. Hum lusl.iu l'>'''f'«a vnui-H. ,,'., I r has a Imlf, I'l' that | mvo ' ! '""l'li"ii for more I hey were )•(,, tt^fi'ffl™^^ milliu.sijistic poiIusLritm ' • '"Causo," replied this exceptional discreet young woman, "that's aboil flii ur v \ uml lmilni na says I must« tell!l11 ^J^^^yout^^ Shuurlng Steel, . In u steel mill at Novvburn. Eii"-hi is miiiichiuo that will sliearuu B iu «>i Htcel ihirty inchus in width twelve inches in thickness. A mi f»ul liohls iho ingot i,, ,,|, lce . am knilo descends and snips off a piece u boy cuts candy. Hydraulic pu .v«r Aisuil, and the cut is u , a do iu abo Uiruii seconds.

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