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Algona, Iowa
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TfiffitJPPlKDES AT ntm*. TOWA. ~' . MAEOH 2, MI33ISG. LIM3. T?here are about 325 students in the freshmait class at Princeton this year. Which is a largo increase over las year. Hon. Joseph E. Brown, of Georgia, bos been re-elected President of the Southern Railway and Steamship As aociation. Editor Rosewater of the Omaha Bee, who has been in Europe for some time, has been making a special study of the European telegraph systems. PHnce George of Wales the second tatti of the Prince of Wales, is an officer of the navy. He has lately been promoted to the rank of com*- mntuk-r. Walter Jerrold, son of the famous humorist, has written a new "Life ol Faradav,"_ containing much original authentic information about the great scientific man. A good bust of Allen G. Thurman has been secured by the sculptor R. H. Park, thoutrh it has not been finished up. Critic* speak higltlv of it however, in its present condition. The young ladies of Wellesley College are in rebellious frame of* mind because they are no longer permitted to use the "I guess so." In future they must invariably conjecture. Miss Annie Corbin will receive from her father. Austin Corbin, on her an- proaching wedding day. a neat little check for a million dollars. That will be a practical "Bless you, my children.' f Don Carlos, pretender to the throne of Spain who is living at the present time in Venice, is said to be badly in need of money. He was .obliged, according to reports, to uawn his jewels a abort time ago. Jean Ingolow is now a grey-haired little old woman of 63 years. She is a, kind friend of the poor, and at regular intervals gives them what she calls "copyright dinners" from the proceeds of her books. John Archibald is one of the Standard oil magnates. He started as an office boy at Tilusvilloa few years ago, speculated successfully as soon as he got hold of a little money and is today worth $15.000,000. "Queen Olga, of Greece, who has just celebrated her 40lh birtlulav, became a grandmother at 89. The Empress Frederick became a grandmother at the sainu age, while the Empress of Austria attained that'dignity at 36. Elizabeth Robbing, an American actress,-who is achieving much success in London just now, was on the boards of the Bostou Museum for several seasons, making her greatest hit a few mouths ago in Ibsen's "HuddaGabler." King Alexander, of Serviai, did not impress the Purisiennes very favorably as far as his personal beauty weat. Hu has the physinue of his butcher ancestors, together with the rude yellowish-olive complexion of Natalie. Sir William Turner of the University of Edinburgh, who has made a careful study of the wluilu, calculates that one eighty fuet long, in order to attain a speed of twelve rniles an hour, must exercise a propelling force of 154 horse-power. A post-mortem was held over a valuable horse at Sherman, Mich. A half- bushel of tint; sand was found in its stomach. Feeding on short clover pasture is supposed'to be the way in which the animal accumulated the small sandbank. it is said that when Sarah Bernhardt visited the famous whispering' gallery near Kiama, on the coast of Now South Wales, her manager tested its powers by shouting: "Is not this a treat?" to which the. echo responded with: "Twenty dollars a seat." Dr. Charcot, the famous hypnotist, has a beautiful summer home just outside, of Paris, on the borders of lha Bois do Boulogne. The villa is said to be fairly wreathed' in flowers and shrubbery, and its eminent occupant betrays a love not only for this form of life, but also for animals. Princn Henry of Orleans, recognizing the fact that the chances of his Bucceneding to the "throne" of France are extremely small, has done the next, host thing and enti't-ed the ranks of the journalists. lu one of tin; latest issues of fioliiit, in Paris, the Prince has an article on '-China and Politics." Mrs. CarolinuS. Brooks, of Missouri, who attracted a good dual of attention at the Centennial Exposition in 187ii by her sculpture in butter, will have a full-length figure in marble of the "Sleeping lolautho" on exhibition at. the Chicago Fair. She still uses buttur for modeling, considering it superior to clay. Tho iiiiw Countess of Dudley is, according to .-ill accounts, ;i very beautiful woman, but to say that she is handsomer than thu dowager Countess, her mot.her-in-law, is .something which is dillicult to believe. Tin-, senior Countess is one of thu beauties of Europe, whoso churm.s only ripen and expand with age. Sigiicrd, son of Hondrii-k Ibsen, has become engaged to Bergliolt Bjnrnsoii, daughter of tilt) Norwegian litiuraie.ur. Young Ibsen is a physician, i)iiite well known in Munich, "where his father has, until lately, been residing for many years; and the bride-elect' contemplated a professional musical career. Thu wedding is not expected to occur in the immediate future. Michael Munkaosy, the artist, spent the greater part of fast summer at his custlu in Luxembourg. A part of his time was also passed at .Ne.nilly, near Paris, in superintending the construction of hi* now sludin. Munkausy in- 'tends to paint his great picture, '"The Conquest of Hungary by thu Magyars," in the uew studio. Hu has already ^Dished thu sketches for the painting." Fifteen keen and courageous Corsi- oana form the Czar's body-guard. They accompany the Czar almost everywhere, sometimes iu uniformj and have even to keep watch iu the imperial kitchen and occasionally act as cooks. Three of them can never be convinced that the wine has uot beeu dvuifsjed, and they insist upon tast- ing tresh bottles three or [our times day. .".••-'. WilHnm Waldorf Aalor's naent say Mr. Asior has .been a-nnnyed on Ac count «f the ceports which have a| pea red in several newspapers lately t the effect I hat he was about to give n his citizenship and reside in Londo permanently; and Mr; Astor has re quested him to say that he has no mor iutentiou of becoming a British subjec than any other man who goes- abroai for an iiuieUnite period. Von Moltke's wife was an English girl, Mary Hurt, and thu old man spends an hour each day in meditation at he tomb. There are five women and one man living at 162 jfcmhorst street, Toronto who slonp everv nisrht in their respec live coffins. • « "• General Butler makes no lecture talks because of his complete preoccu pntion by law matters and work ou his autobiography. There are five Taylors in the next House—one from Tennessee, one frou Illinois and three from Ohio. Thev are all Republicans. In a district between Seventeentl and Nineteenth streets. New York, live 100,000 persons, whore there are eight churches and 280 saloons. The Empress Eugenie is reported to be a heavy loser by"the depreciation in South American securities, as she hue invested very largely in them. A. M. Hart, who has just returned to St. Louis, says he knows several rivers iu Alaska richer in goid deposits than the tiotud Featner river, California. Bismarck's closest friends, creatures that care not whether ho is in roval favor or not. are two bjg Danish hounds that eat beside their Master at table. Mrs. H. McKay Tjwombley, of New York, is said to own' the finest furs of any belle in that city. She has one mantle of Russian sable which cost $10,000. Marshal Booth gives this succinct statement of the Salvation methods: "Scrubology and soapology, instead of dealing with the submerged twentieth of society." Dr. Koch's consumption lymph is now known iu Berlin as "Koehine." Tho name is on every one's tongue in the laboratories, iu tlie hospitals and colleges, and ou the streut. Those who remember that Parnell is the grandson of Admiral Stewart, wUo commanded the "Old Ironsides" in the lighting days of 1812, will not be at a oss to account for the pluck he displays. John Ross, the present treasurer of ,ho Cherokee Nation,Bushyhead.Boudi- not and others of them" are college ;raduates,or have boeu educated iu the 3ast, and don't indulge in tho Sioux ballot. Father Time seems to be constantly casting flowers along Juan Ingelovv's lath iu lifu. The great authoress at 60 'ears of agu is described as cheerful and happy, with cheeks as round and rosy as a milkmaid's. It is said that tho almost universal mmunciation of the famous little lord, ?aunt-le-roy, is incorrect. Tho English amily of this name and tho Virginia iranch of the same family pronounce their uamo Faunlle-roy. Our biggest American sailing ship, ;he Shenandoah, is thu object of much merest in New York. She carries four nasts and is of about 5,000 tons displacement. Shu will ply between Now York and Sau Francisco.- Boston cultivates its public schools with masterly care. For instance, she i as taken n specialist in phvsical trailing from Johns Hopkins University— Dr. Hnrtwoll by name—and placed him with similar duties over her own children. Thomas Watson, one of the survivors of the. famous six hundred who, at the Imttlo of Balaklava, rode "Into the jaws of duath, into the mouth of hull!" is now in San Francisco. Hu is in straitened circumstances and is looking for work. ° General Charles F. Thompson,at, one Hum a Major under "Old Rosv," ami sub.seq.iit!iiily made Brevet Brigadier (leuoral for gallant conduct on the Hold, has become insane in California through dissipation and financial em- buLTas.sniDiit. No graduate of Vassar College has nvor been divorced from bur husband. Such is the statement of a man who married one of them, and who declares that the young- ladies who have been educated at tho college are thu best cooks in thu world. Vice President Proclor.of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, is reportod to be worth $25,000,000. He shared the inventor's poverty with him, ami afterward married his daughter. 'Singer's original capital was $50, which grew to be §30,000,000. Mr. Krikor Hagop Basmajau, of Philadelphia, is to be ordained as a Baptist minister. It is said that .some men owe much of their fame and success to their unique names. If that be so, Mr. Basinajaii will have a brilliant career in the ministry. The English crown is made up of diamonds, rubies, sapphires, pearls and emeralds, set in silver and gold bands. It weighs thirty-nine ounces anil five penny-weights, troy; in it there are 3,452 diamonds, 273 pearls, nine rubies, seventeen sapphires and eleven emeralds. The Dakota Bad Lands comprise a country about lifty miles long anil wide, and so rough'and broken that it is almost impossible to go through it. Hills range from fifty to 500 feel, in height, and in some places it is ditliciilt to travel more than live miles a day. Col. Richard Dale of Philadelphia is the possessor of the sword presented to John Paul Jones by Louis XVI. ami many of Jones' letters and other relies. Col. Dale is the grandson of Commodore Dale., who was Jouus' First Lieutenant iu thu action between thu Bou Hoiume Richard and Sin-apis. Lady Caithness, Duchesse do Pomar, has applied to the French authorities for permission, to erecU statue of Mary Queeu <if Scots on a site adjuuuiH to hue house at the augle of the Rue Bruiuou- tier and tire Avenue de VVagratn. in Paris. She has commissioned the sculptor Ringel to execute the statue. With the death of Senator de Lafayette, the famous family has become oxtinef. The last bearer of the name recently remarked: "The family is all but de:id. But what does it nintterP Our name will be forever associated with the greatest Republic and most powerful nation the) world has ever seen, America," The Empress of Russia ia now 43 years old. Russians say that she has not the capacity of the Princess of Wales to look considerably j'outager titan her years* The chin begins to double, and the cheeks have long since taken a comfortable expression. Her figure also grows matroulv, though still she is an indefatigable dancer. A good cat story, illustrating the sagacity of the felines, is told by agen tluniau who saw the occurrence. A cat saw a nit run out from under a stable and snok shelter in a woodpile. Tommy followed his ratship anil tried to reach him, but could uot do so. Finding thut his efforts were in vain Tommy scratched his head and hit upon au idea. Leaving the woodpile he went off a short distance, informed another eat of what was up, and the two wont back to the woodpile. Tommy No. 1 stationed Tommy No. 2 at the place where the rat had entered the woodpile, while lie climbed upon the wood and began scratching. This frightened thu rat out and lie ran into the chops of Tommy No. 2. who had boeu expecting sueii an occurreuoe. THE BELLES OF AFRICA. How tlin III-nut.Inn of Ihn Dark Continent Array Tlir-minlr** In Cicatrices. On the walls of the s'mall room of Explorer Herbert Ward in London are divors sketches of tho beauties of Africa. There is a sketch of-a woman of the Bakongo— a woman of the Oupotos —one of the most savage tribes of the Great River. Iu this sketch the face is disfigured !>}' a series of cicatrices, making it as hideous as can be well imagined. This form of tattooing is produced by making wounds in the flesh of about half an inch iu length and never allowing them to heal properly; when they show a tendency to do so tho Oupotos pull them roughly mart; the result is a line and a conglomeration of liuus of soars, horrible to behold. ' The Oupotos, he tells you, in their cooking arrangements are not altogether suggestive of a Parisian cordon blue; it is not quite nice to sit down to i dinner company where the usual nee.klace is composed of human teeth, leithor is the pariah dog as savory as might be suggested. As to the treatment of women by the natives, and particularly by the followers of Tippoo. to give one instance .ake the story of Sapenia. as told bv Mr. Duane to Mr. Herbert Ward. "Sapeuia, thn daughter of Kassongo, lad been given to Tippoo Tib as a )ledgo of friendship by her father, but she. - being of the. Wachongera-meuo .ribe, was ill-ireated by the" Arabs, so nuch so that sho ran away to us; on icing- examined ho traces of ill-treat- iient could be'discovered, and, as Mr. )euno had no ri<jht to interfere where here was no ill usage, sho was cou- luctod back to her Ara-b master. After i few days she came to us again with ler back covered with lashes from a vliip and her body covered with Druises, telling us that she had buon erribly flogged. "Wo kopt ner, and some davs after, vhen her tyrants came to seek her. Mr. Duana told Ilium that he could uot liiukof letting her be taken back igain to be treated with suoh brutal •iolouoo; that he was sent to the couu- ry to see justice done; and that, us 'epre'sent-.itive of the Congo Free State, le intended to do his fluty. It is •nther unfortunate that this woman houlu have paid back the kindness hown her with particular ingratitude. Sho might have been of the greatest iso—only never VTNS—to the British in Afrira." Craun' Eyes for Acid Stomachs. Crabs' eyes are employed to some xtent as a remedy for aoid stomachs, .'hey are not actuality the eyes of ihu rah, but simply small concretions of ime found in thu stomach of crawfish t tho time when they are about to :ast their shell and make now onus. It s supposed that those concretions are iiguod by nature to provide ma- erinl for new shells. At all events, aviug been deposited originally by nimals. they are more readily absorb(1 into the human system. Before bong administered as modicum they aru nilverised. Oyster-shells are used in precisely ho .same way, and for thu .same pur- use, being prepared preliminarily >y washing and pulverizing. Tho i>ul- orizud shells are placed in solution in valor, the heavier and coarser parti- les falling to the bottom. Bvpour- ng oil' thu solution thus obtained and •orinitiing it to precipitate suuh line articles of limn as it still retains,an exceedingly line deposit is at length secured. Cuttlefish bonus, from sepia fish of commerce—-the same that are used for birds—are ground up and used in the same fashion and to servo « like medical usefulness. Hiw Request. Tears ago a man of considerable literary attainments and fairly good sense was crossing the plains, who'll hu was thrown from his mule with such violence that hu was for a long tlmu insensible. By the use of whisky and other rough measures hu was finally restored to consciousness just as he was passing to another and better world. Looking solemnly upward into the tearful faces of his" friends and economizing a moment in the matter of breath, h« silently signilittd his wish to utter bis last words. A dozen ears were offered to receive them: "Don't put any pool ry into my obituary," h» said. — Sun Francisco iSwimiiMr. TIW DID NOt PAY tHE DUTY. Cnnlrt Wot?** Arr*«*«» 8innRell»<r, "I want 'tb have restedf" exclaimed two ruffians Rf- a bttrlv Orman ** •' An immense conooru for the manufacture of sa'lt. soda ash, bromidu, and other ehemiifals, is to bu started near Charleston, W. Va. Thiu-.ompuuy lias UJ. 500.000 capital. au d wUleiuulov l.OOU uieu. v J IU3LUH* C-A^J. »».•»••-•- • i " ,, . angrily, as he rushed into a police-station on the East side the other day, savs tlife.N. Y. 'L'rikiuK. ""What for?" asked the sergeant at the desk. ••Smuggling." was tne answer. ••Where are they?" "Don't know." ••Who are they?" "Don't know." "How do you know they are smugglers?'' "They told me so." "Tell me till about it." "Well, I keep a saloon in Second avenue. The other night two Spanish looking men came in.ordsred beer am sat down at a table, on which they placed two*bundles. While they were drinking and talking one of them step! over to me and says: • 'Do you know Jacob Sprinkel hoimerP" "'No.' said I. "Then he weut back and tulkox again with his comrade. By and hi he stepped over to me again and said '"Sprinkelheitnor keeps n cafe in Second avenue, but i hat his card lost It is very bad for me. Wo are twc sailors who have just landed from Cuba. We have a lot of fine cigars gran 1 cigars, for Mr. Sprinkolhcime brought'. Pure Havana, srran'l Thev paid no duty. We sold a lot Sprinkelheimor on our last voyage and he a lino thing out of them made Now wo have him lost. It is too bad Can you help as? Must we all thes fine cigars, gran 1 cigars, pure Havanas back to Cuba take? It if too bad They are grim 1 and cheap—so cheap. "Well, just to help them out " "You bought a lot of cigars your self," broke iu the police sergeant. "That is so." "And they turned out to be comtno New York tenement-house two-for fives." con tin nod the officer. "That is true, my friend," said th Gorman with a deep sigh. "How dii you find it out?" "And you want them arrested fo smuggling?" "They ackuowledged they wer smugglers." "But you bought tho smuggle' cigars. Now, you're as much of smuggler as they^ You must bu ar rested too." "Meiu Gott." gasped tho astonishui German, who had not looked at th ease in this light. "What shall I do? Then, as a bright thought struck him and ho seemed to sue a way out of th difficulty, ho said: "But they didn't smujrgie thos cigars after all, sergeant." "Then you can't have them urrestu for smuggling." "But can't I have them arrested fo swindling me?" ••Not when the bargain yon though you were making would have s wind I'ei thu iroverument." "Douder uud blitzen," grumbled th boor-sollur. as ho turned away, "thn is tho way that rogues prosp'er, an honest men, like me, their bard-earne money see. mit white wings qnickl away Iligen." A DINNER FROM CANS. How Penplu MHJ- Dliin Without, thn H« nf Cooks. Such an advance has boon made it late years in canning all sorts of still that ono can now obtain a whol course dinner, from soup to dessert, ii tin. says thuN. Y. Times. Tho variety of soups that aru now canned so as be ready for consumption with ver\ little trouble as to heating is remark able. Quo may select from this lis tomato, mock turtle, ox-tail, con sommo, julienne, macaroni, okra gumbo, gruen turtle, ehiekun. pea beef, bouillon Maggi, vermicelli, liiul lagatawny. clam broth and clam chow dor. All tin-so soups come in cans and, with nothing more to bo doui than a littlu heating, are roadv for the table. If ono dous not care to begin his din nor with soup, he may do so will oysters. Those come iu'oans, and ono may have either saddle rock or him points as he pleases, or both. If ho prefers clams to oysters, he can have them, for little necks are now (lone up M well iu cans that they may be hai at hand always. For iish ho maj choose from bloaters, fresh mackerel, fresh salmon, whitolish and brook trout. Incidentally, for relishes, he may Imvu olives, radishes, and even celery. When it comes to moats, vvo find a vast variety. Roast chicken, roast turkey, roust bouf, hum, roast lamb, roast mutton and roast duck are all canned. Tho vegetable list comprises asparagus in a half-doaeii varieties, corn, tomatoes, peas, .succotash, spinach, squash, potatoes, Boston baked beans, lima beans and slriii"-- less beans. For game ho may have pheasant, quail, partridge, grouse woodcock, suipo and wild duck. Bv this time ho may bu ready for his dos"- sert, and for that ho may' from all kinds of fruits, jollies, marmalades, or fcusjlish plum-pudding. The last not only comes in cans, but is ovou accompanied by tho nueussarv sauce. Otliuv things that are canned and mav be made to lit hero anil there in a dinner are lobsters, chicken and shrimp salads; sardines and deviled crabs that are not only canned, but are sold with tho accompanying crab-sholls, so that tho deviled crab may be sorveci just as thou-fh it had been" picked out and especially prepared for tho oeca- HIOII. In addition to this lint, there are to be found in cans and roadv for con . ^minium codfish balls, greim turtle .lerriiig. smelts, lamb's tongue, boned turkey boned ohiekmi, ,* lou , r ' ( chipped beef, smoked hoof, ham saus- There are also trim je,ii«?s roses. There are a -..,,,, . everv kind, and fruit- preserves, jama- tlie barb and butter. Mince-moat and desic- made his . cateti cocoanut likewise come in cans. With the extension of the food .stints oanned there has- also comu au im- Whereas - uliiiikon. ham, l»| wlur ,{ n({ potted duck, chicken, ton-mo luiu, and turkey; Boston l,row"i 'f all turkey Tho list of canued fruits includes an- ft =£ SS^^-Js- &^p&~«.c.^Ba '' «l«'Berries, and eyou preserved UaiJIItXI uicio im<7. .*•"« - rirt- .provement in-thu cans Used. ' Whereas it formerly |pquir«d a great deal o£ trouble to open a tin can of any sort, this difficulty has been overcome by a simple thoughiciiriotts device; Around the can is soldered a strip of tin. one end of which may be fitted in a key; by turning this key the soldered rim is twisted off without. the least trouble and the cau is opened for use. Many people may not like a tin-can dinner, but those who oat such a dinner, either from choice or necessity, certainly can not ootupbtiu of the variety or quantity of the food at their si;vvice. A KENTUCKY PICNIC. Nothing bat a BrnM n "Colonel" Band Would Bring to Town. I was riding along the dnsky road leading south from Manchester, Ky., says a writer ia the Philadelphia Press, aud had left that town some throe miles in my rear, when I struck the house of a'buckwoodsman, buill on the edge of a deep forest. The house, which stood a little buck from the road, surrounded by about half an acre of load, was built of rough hewn logs. It contained but one room proper; but just where the peak began a ceiling of some cast off boards had been put up, thus making a sort of loft or second story, which was reached by means of a ladder constructed of fence rails. Into this house, iu some way. was crowded the "Colonel's" family, consisting of himself, his wife and six children, ranging iu age from 8 to 13; the latter scampered away in different directions as I drove up. I opened the conversation by asking lor a drink of water. "Siitinly, snh." replied the head of the family, who lay stretched out on a bench ut the door. "Surah, bring dipper of watah for the gent'lmun." While I was drinking tho water tho Keutuekiun surveyed me lazily from head to foot. Finally, after a few minute's sileuce, he asked: "Bin to town?" "Yes." I replied. "Anythiu 1 doin' up thar in particular?" he inquired, without raising from his reclining position. "Well, yes," I answered, "things •re quite lively up there this morning." "Bo tharP Wha'a a-goin 1 on?". "They are holding an election, I believe." "Huh!" ho exclaimed. "That &11 reckon Bill McQueery'll be 'leetec agin. Hain't had no opposition sense the wah. Nuthin' else doin'?" "Well," I said, summing up tht lending events in my mind, "there ii to be a salt) on Judson's place thii morning." "Niuher sale? That's the tifil sense tho fust of tho yeah. Don't guess thar's eny use gain' to a sale 'thou' money. 'Rockou I'm best jist whar am." ' 'I am afraid there will be troubli between Sum Husgars aud Colone Clayton," I said, trying to flud some thing that would interest my host little. "Clayton called Hugo-ars whisky funnel this morning and Hti gars is hunting him up with the iuteu tion of shooting him ou siirht." "Uni? Let'em shoot. I'm best whu lam." "Oh, y«s! Your representative Samuel Roarer, is going to deliver address this afternoon at the cour house." Whutl Sam RoarerP tf ho tor blow agin? Settles it! Now"l do stay just vvhar I am. Me an' Sam can't hit it. He talks too much, au sense he's bin to Washington he can' take a drink of whisky 'thout water. "And they aro going to have a bant at tho meeting." "A whut, misior?" be shouted springing from the bench ;»nd o-azin< earnestly into my face. "Whut dn you say thoy wore goiu' to huv?" "A band—a brass band—." "Oh. Lordy!" shouted tho Ken tuokian. "an'I won't be thar to hear "Oh, yes! By tho wny." I said. uu you remember Pete Dascher, the horse thief?" "Du I remember Poto Daschor! \Vall, mibtur. he Ink two of tliu best horsos in tiio Stato to remember me " ••Well," I replied, -they've got him. I heard some whispering of a lyuchina- us I came away." ° "Great Clay!" shouted the now thoroughly excited backwoodsman "A brass band an' a horso-thief Ivnchin 1 ill one day. You be'int fooliu'" suh?" •Oh, no." . 'Settles it! Reckon I'll live to stand sum lUu-er's blowin' for the sake of he music an' the lynchin'. Sarah, tog the younguus an' yourself up an' brin* my meetin' coat an' hat. We bu a- goin tor town, er bust." As J drove off hu shouted: "Thanks mister, fer the news. This is tho first picnic we've had fer a year." THERE'S MILLIONS IN BARBED WIRE. The HamblH Way In Which I, lvo »tor Ell- worn! H,, Ban HU Greiu Fortune •i'lil V"0£ 'JT-r h68 . ._. tlie barbed -wire man of Do " asked money ;riin acquaintances. one nf i "Well, y.1 .Welve or fifteen year* aim making a little wire in his"!},,,™ <thop..putting the barbs en witha» of pinchers. One day .a Cnlipll] youTig men stopped in his shop to ">ut of the rain, and as they the wive looked like a good t^ usked Ellwood to send them road selling it. After a weok's'i .hey came in and compared Both had found the wire a {jre» everybody wanted if. But they pretty shrewd boys and thoy fi ; up between them to fool Eliw ( When he asked how business wag i showed him a few orders an their heads dubiously. -Not it.' 'Butter try again.' said 0,,,, 'Well, if you'll givo im a tive-yoat M tract on Missouri, Southern Iowa,! kansas, aud Texas we'll go outandj what we can do.' •Ellwood agreed and one of | young men started for Texas. In. week ho sent an order for a cnrlnadf wire. Ellwood was astonished, would take him a month to i carload. Ho carried the letter his bank. 'Musi, bo some said. 'No, 1 said the banker,'it'sp!4 He wants a carload.' 'Impossibly replied Ellwood, 'I'll telegraph fci« Thu reply came: 'Yes, a carload,Ij make it 'three carloads. Ship quit Again Ellwood went to his 1 Ho was puzzled. It seemed „ hoax to him that any one should thriie carloads of wire. Pri-poste The banker finally convinced hint order was genuine. 'Mr. Bmiki said Ellwood. I'm a poor man. worth two or three thousand dul How much can I draw on this, for on 1113' reputation aud my |)HcisP' -Fifteen hundred dolid Good. Give me $601) now.' I mm- [HI i wood was on hi* wn Chit-ago. In two weeks ho was ing barbed wire by machinery. 1 years he was worth $1-1 Onii.iH] ~Aur/n.if /- Chronicle. The Loyal Snrviint. oretta A prominent member of the Gun nobniiy ia very intiuiaiu married to a young aud charm wife. Not lousr since lierr von.Ji helit-/,. -Allied is ins u-.iuie. gavu servant a irol.n and :i bnnqnul. to oar to tlie aciress wil.n his o.niiplimunts "I rely, Jdhuuii. on your said th(.' noiiluinau. "Y-'ii may wi-li do so," replied failhiiil xsrvniit. "for f ui'vu any ilisr(!puiabi(> ir.'iii.-.'iciiuiis I manage for my ••mpluyi.-r-. Ask wife if I am not to bu relied mi in fair- of ihi» ishsiracter." — tiuckx tin. IMPORTING N10SE SONG 3IROS. ^S I'K.lmj mi IC.x-unpi*. ' Sh,(..« 1|;iv |.-iillinv. IVhl I ho saddest thing I saw in a journey to tho Wasi was the old-fashioned rail •eiioe in Pennsylvania. Ohio, Easluru Indiana, and Southern Michigan. How cruel of lale not (o permit "the wire once to b... invented 200 years before I was. Probably enough labor uu d mihor have boon wasted i,, thu buikl- ng of the old -worm" foncos in the last to pay off lifty uiuiol)a i debu |jk oiiis. It makes one almost woup to ''k of the baeks ihuf have I eon broken, of the Uuiulu worn out the trgiiis sapped, tho boys kept ' oliool-iu fellin-jiroos, splittin Irivitu- • • • Tiiu -iiir-cuss which has attctuded introduction nf the German s-anjr will bi.> rue. means of brintjiuir more birds hcre.and Oregon will be example for older .states in thKs m.-itti says thu Purl land Oi-cijonuin. wonderful increase of tho Chiimsiiji pheasants brought, here, by Jndyc 0. NO Denny, combined wit'n tlie impiirtatiss^ of song bird.-i. has done, more tn call :'«.?< toulion tu Oregon than anytliii:<;i;lsn^ which thn same amount of money l^ffl boon expended. The society for ii?r porting song birds i.s prepar'ingto haSfa a lot moro brought here. ' ™t Seid Back, thu well-known Chiiujne mer»hant. who has- been about. Uvonfk-yi onu years here,, and has prospered (ly<M yond his expectations, thinkiiiir ho mslflpl some debt of gratitude to this stale,l^ 1 *' ordered a lot of song birds broi over from China on the Coloma. which vessel he is a part owner. $ told the steward to buy ami brin" o*J a lot last spring, hut "the fellow afraid to chance it, fearing the bi would die. "What • difforenco w. that make to von?" said Seid B: when told why his birds did uot -co "I told you to bring thorn. I pav them, you take good care of tb••-•".• thu passage.aud "if ihov diu it v" helped.'' ' 'p So tho steward has instrmf buy and brino- over M'll the eli , birds or Tiunstin larks, and aiAj soug birds he can find in Houg'U anil if he has good luck and getsf here alive we shall have the d ' ants of thu birds whose delighted the ears of Confucius , ing here the descendants of the which sang in a most heilige mat to the Germans who destroyed Vi aud his legions long before Ami* was invented or even thought of. j tho Chinese birds do not sing in Chi? thoy will probably have no"noro sli| and stouos thrown at them thau'' German birds. ' Our English,Scotch and IrisholtMf" should follow tho example of our ff ami uiau anil Chinese citizens out some specimens of tho I; "linnet" mavis, merle and otlior t soug birds we veail of under ditfeJ names as natives of the British IsleV . forgetting tho banshee, which ia i arly au Irish bird. Booming the Son; •MI M usiurn tarmur wants a fence barb d b "- yS U ' f '° W P ° 8ts Ulul> u lot °f costs |80. growing timber not hire a man owu he out the of I heard a good storry ecentlyi lawyer uud city official who muk«il queut appearances in the minor col , aud who possesses lusty lun«-s and,* power of creating a favorabTu Imp ' sion when laying d owa j aw ^ iiis father loses no opportunity toi ten to the son's eloquence anil ti vunce thu family fortunes. FreqUJ ly when his sou has been ease hu has beeu knowu'tociw uiuoug tho adiuiring speulatow), S! m : , "^' llat a strong ai-gu ' "What a line speech!" "Who brilliant young man? 11 "Wua&f rising lawyer?" and thus eudew arouse int.;rust iu the cion of his I But one day as he was going| this fashion hu was heard by who knew both father and so| thus rebuked him: --Get alougl old fool! Don't vou know voitf When u father doesu't'kn sou he must be in a senile " U is needless fa add Ih stopped the bio wing of the fu lor the time .hdug.— Brooklyn

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