The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 16, 1892 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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MB OTMjjg, DB8 MOINtiS. ALGONA. IOWA. WEt.NK8t)AY. MARCH 16. 1892, There 's a In tho Your Cont. Breast o' stvoot Bholuli for slvon J-eiirs an' ftvor. An' ylt tncjnveol, SI o'nli <vns ovor tt rbror: ) cooi-li'd nil nliflit.. imd T all (iity, An' ylt wld s«0"l 8' oliih Imd novoc u \viiy; J cooricd ln-r 'tivly, I cooweil hoi- lutp, Blvc'M mivs la tliu wcok, tin' n-laliod thoy wore B-it ' , "Go way, iinrney, Gil iilnnjr u-|cl your blnrnoj*. There 'B n rogue- In Urn breast o' yuUfr cont," tVlicrlvti- «lm tvcnt 1 wns pnfe to bo tliofe, At cnoli wedding nn' wuko I'd lovo an' to Binirc; J courted her tvnldns-, I conrlt-d her clrciimlnir. J o, oi-toil her 'iii'iii'Bf, 1 oonrlGi) her ftcoinliiir, J conned iicr'iitlliir, I ciinrtcrt hot tli-lnlditfr, ' An' begot- hy mo sowl I coortod Jint 't was always, "Go iiwny, Ililflioy, Gol along wld ynnr tilal-noy, Tlioro 's u roguo lu tho breast o' your ooat.*' I ebnHed hor MnntHiiff, I cooricd her sitting, Wlierlvcf nil'wlilu wiis 11 ohiuiuo lovotogot tcoAried her riding, T coortcd her wulktntr, leoortMl lioMlilnklng, 1 coortcd her talking, I ooorU'd her Builllng nn' frowning an' wreath- Ing, An* by Dio liolo o' me oont I ooorted her broatli- ing,— Hut 'twas always, 'Go inviiy, Bnrney, Gut along wld your blarney. There '» u rogue lu tlio breast o' your coat." I coorletl In now clothes, I enorlod In did, J coortcd wld briifH, iin' I cooricd wld gold, J coorlo.i wld i-cornlng, 1 ooortc-d wlii Imtlug, I aaortcd w!d Hunting, I courted wld b'utlnir, I cooricd wlu Kugllah tliu brogue along luse- Imr, An' by Pntor nn' Fnul I ooorted wld cussing,— lint't WIIH always, "G i n way Burney, Got. long wld your blarney. There 'B a loguo lu thu brututo' your ooat." for slvou years an' I 'd Sholah glvo I ooorlod awoot Shcliih over, Then 1 swore by tho snlnts ovorj Tim rogue In mo coat 1 M ncvor found out, Jf Bho uli lioreulf hint not turned me about; Iho durllnt inuvouriiouu Is tho roguolu me li roust, AD' by thu Blvon parishes there sliu shall rest,— An' now 'I Is, "Como along, llarnoy. Never mind your blarnoy, TIs Bhcliih that 'B hlil In your coat," —Jennlu 13, T. D .wo. In Century. money, wo'tkctt them eight |n>urs a day nod gave them frequent holidays. The young people were so pioa.saiil nnd attractive so honest in their views and so full of good-fellowship that iheir neighbors were .very friendly with them. Occasionally the older citizens warned them that they were making ti mistake and that their negroes would givo them trouble. But ihi! Hansoms laughed at all this. They said that kindness was bound to win, and they believed that putting the negroes on a footing with the whites would stimulate them to do better work and make then) more faithful. It was fltiaruresled one dV *o R.nnanm that it was n risk io leave his wife alone on tho plantation when he went to town. The young man laughed the idea to scorn. "My policy makes us safe.'' he said. "My negroes are bound to me by the tjes of srratitude and friendship. They would die in pur defense." One day in the summer Ransom had td go to town on business. Just before he started his wife, a prettv, a^ile little thing, put her arm around"his neck and bogged him to return early. • Bless my life! I believe you are afraid," said Ransom. "i feel nervous." answered his wife. "I don't know what is the matter with me, but I am strangely depressed. All tho house-servants are'going off to camp-mooting and I .shall be alone. Now. try to get |, ome before dark. REMINISCENCES OF HAZING. 1161* Some Sophomores tVcre Con»lBe*i! of Its Ita'd TaSte. . and SHERIFF JACK'S' STORY When I found that-1 would have to wait several hours at Powderville for my train I wondered how I could manage to pass ixwny lUo lime. It was rather dull for an hour or so. until'I met Sheriff Jack. Wo introduced ourselves. The sheriff saw that I was a stranger, and having nothing to do he proceeded to entertain me. I had heard strange stories of lawless deeds in Buckshot county—stories in which Sheriff Jack figured conspicuously, and us we lounged in tho shade in front of tho court house I found myself asking questions rather freely. My companion was not at all reticent. After he had pumped mo to his satisfaction ho began to talk about Buckshot county and its noted characters. It was very pleasant to rest there in the shade, watching the sturdy six- fooler as he whittled a pine shiugle, and it was equal to nn Arabian Nights cnlcriuinmcMt lo listen to sumo of his yarns. The county, if what I learned was true, was a rough locality. Human life was not held at a very high estimate. Sometimes duels were'fought, and long-standing feuds between families occasionally resulted in bloody tragedies. While wo were talking a young man whose pale, sad face and glitluring oycs instantly drew my attention walked out of the court house and made his way down tho street. "Thet's Bub Ransom," said the sheriff, in a low tono with a significant nod of his huad. "And what is ho?" I nskod; "ouo of your lawyers and merchants?" • Oil, no; jest u planter, like most of us." "Anvthing remarkableP" "Y.-ii;; bi-i. yi-r life thar is; he's a •Yankee, y«r know." ••Never heard of him," I replied, briskly. "Bui why is a Yankee re marknbluP'' 'Yer ilon'l qiiile ketch nn," nns\< uroi Sheriff Jack. ••Thet Yankee thar has killed six mVger.s. 1 ' "Did hu blow them up with mite?" I asked, laughing, for I did not believe the tali'. Tho sheriff looked at me with frown. "Miibbe yer calls sich as that or jok- iu' mallor," hi- said. I hastened tr assure him that ho was mistaken and bogged him to tell mo all about it. "Yur see," said ho, "this younyr fel- ler Ransom has killed six Higirors that we know of and how many more tho Lord only knows." "Mas ho been tried? "Tried fur whulP" inquired the shorilf. "For murder." "No, and ain't or 'g»viuo tor be." "lias hu boon arrested I- 1 " "Arrested fur whalP" "Do you moan to toll mo," 1 sai<: "that tho authorities have made no effort to bring him to jiiaiioo?" "Tiiol's u bran now way of puttiii" it," replied Sheriff Jack, "but thet'l about iho siiiuof it." I was silent a full minulo. Then I spoke up; -Did Run-om kill those men because thoy attacked him, a tiifhi, or how?" "Ho jts>*' htmliid one an' killed 'em.' "Mr. J.ick," I exclaimed, "I cannot understand such a state of affairs. Why don't you arrest tho maiiP" Thu sheriff's eyes jrrow misty and he Wiped away something like a toar. ••Gunnel,' 1 he whispered, hoarsely. 'Td resign fust. Ik-sides, I have no call lo act. Tno grand jury has found no judiclment. Thar's no warrant out. I never saw Ransom lire a shot. Wo just know iu reason I hot ho done the job, but that's all. Wo ain't "nt no pint-blank evideuco au' we don't want none." before or in 'om down one by "It will hurl tho county." ' by a durn sight. Jt will help Then Sheriff Jade told mo all about the sad Robert H-insom haid come to Buckshot county with his. young wife 'from the north and had uJado his homo ou a plantation. ,' The Ransoms in (a. quiet way made it understood from I the first that they were going to ci;!rry put their owii peculiar ideas. ,-Thoy hired u lnr'"« number of nojr^ooa and treated tho^u JUiH U8 they would have treated so nmny white*. I They paid thorn good kwntrna *iw*tit * .1.' .. t .. ___ ,i_ i ' . *? -oin and kissed her en hiinilo'J her a small pistol. "If liniimn you point this •it him. Iin said, ji'.stingly. ,.. "I will tlo more." she answered. "If [ am in dniiicei 1 of the worst I will turn it njfniiiHi myself." ;. Ili'i- hud)!in>l ki.ssud hor again, told her ihnt Kite was a little fool and rode off lo town. i .!. It was Saturday and a busy day. In spile of his bust efforts Ransom "found that he was,late lu getting home. At last the planter was on the road and he flew at the top of his speed. Nino o'clock—10 caught him be he reached the plantation. Before taking his horse to the stable he thought he would speak to his wife, whoso white dress he saw oki the piazza. He walked right up to her and she did not move, as she sat there iu a bif rocking-chair. . ° What did her silence ineanP Ransom saw a dark stain' on the white dress nnd seized his .wife by the arm. She was dead—shot through the breast—and in one hand she still hold the pistol with which she, had taken her young life! ; , The wretched man found that the house had been robbed., and the .-footprints showed .that a sirring gang of negroes had, v.jsitud it during his absence. It needed no one to toll him why his wife had. killed her-elf. It was her only escape from a worse fate. "Yas," drawled 'Sheriff Jack after telling this part . gf the slorv, "it stirred up the county. Everybody was sorry for the poor * feller, but he mighter kunwed- jest how it would turn out. All the niggers'- turned up but six an' iu course we suspicioned 'em. Wo tried bloodhounds and done our levol best-/but nobody had any luck but Ransom. Fusi'miMast he got erway with six of tho duvils an' made uo bones about it. either." "Did he. lei! ilp" 1 asked. _ "Sartinlyhe did. Manv an' many a nifrhl he's come back from I,is hunt an' told mo about ano't|ior ni"«>-or ho'd fixed that day." ' ! "It is awful," was my comment. "That's no name for it," said the sheriff, "but Ransom was not ter blame. • Ho was only n youngster, full of New England crank'ideas, and he thought black human ualur was the same as white human ualur. Afior his trouble ho acted like a man—hunted the beasts down. Ho made SOIIIH of them confess, an' then shot'em. Others had some of his wife's trinkets au' others acted jest suspicious-liko, yer know. Ho made a clean sweep of Iho gang an', stranger, you're iho fust man that's talked about arresting and trying him." "I never road accounts in the newspapers of the pranks of college boys in 'hazing' the freslifts«n," said a white- haired, rosy-faced"old New-Yorker in the parlor of a Wg athletic club the other night to a Tribune reporter, "bill my mind reverts at once to a hazing scrape I got my'self into in my salat days.: Like all sophomores, I was particularly intolerant to freshmen; much more so of course than the seniors. We had been strictly forbidden by the faculty to do 'any hazing at all, undct penalty of expulsion, and so wo could hot get together more than half a dozen adventurous souls who. were willing to take the risk in order to punish the freshmen properly for daring to live and presuming to come to the college at all. We had to do the thing quietly, so after all the lamps wore out'we would, steal from our rooms, meet in the corridor, and then make a descent on some lonely freshman and 'do him up 1 without any unnecessary fuss. "We had operated successfully on two or throe men, only one in a night, and were enjoying the sport thoroughly. The following night it became the turn of a long, raw-boned, quiet, bashful youth from Maine, who had little or nothing to say to any one, and whose only caro seemed to be to keep his hands and feet out of sight. We anticipated some rare sport with him, and I remember the haughty feeling with which I strode into bis dark bed chamber at the head of our gang after we had pried his door open with one good twist of a real burglar's 'jimmy.' ; " "The other men had generally! cow- :ered under their bed-clothes or arisen •tremblingly in their night-shirts and 'asked piteously to bo let alone. This Maine man jumped out of bed, however, as if glad to meet us. iHe said not a word, ho made not a sound as ho moved about in the dark, but 0, my! how he did 'awat 1 us! I never before experienced such fiendish strength as that fellow seemed to have. We were not familiar with his room, and it seemed to be full of furniture, against which we stumbled, and,over and under which he knocked Us in tho .darkness, with the precision and force of a trip-hammer. He seemed to have a cat's sight, and he knew tho room thoroughly, and the way he 'lammed' us was "so unexpected that we got confused and lost our reckoning in trying to get out of that infernal room again. "I don't believe one of us hit him once. I know that after I had caught a terrific right-hander on the tip of my nose, which sent me backward over an awfully angular coal-scuttle, I kept on my hands and knees and wabbled about in a blind search for the door, with the blood pouring into my mouth and over my .shirt front.; Ho hit us with lists like. hams, hu threw chairs at us, he kicked us when we went down with his bare toes.which seemed as hard as iron; he jumped on our stomachs with heels made tough by running barefoot on his native shingly beaches, he mauled us, he pulled our hair out, ho scratched us, he loosened our tooth, he*broke our noses, he jog- known at that time he began to speak ao-ain, but I interrrupted him, and with my drawn sword over his head again demanded the immediate surrender of the gi'rrison, with which he then complied." The fort, the garrison, and about 103 pieces of callnon were the results of this bloodKiss battle in the gray dawn of that eventful morning. "The sun,' 1 adds brave Ethan Allen to his account of the victory, seemed to rise that morning with superior luster and Ticondefoga and its do- pendencies smiled on its conquerors, who tossed about the flowing bowl and wished success to Congress and liberty and freedom to America."— St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Reading Aloud. As a source of pleasure few employments equal that of reading with some congenial companion. When she lends " of her voice" to high poetic thoughts or to the instructive volume.or with gay accents brings out the'flavor of the humorous and quaint conceits of others, how intensely we enjoy, how thoroughly we appreciate! With little pauses for criticism and exchange of opinion, wo go on,page after page, bringing fresh pleasure to our literary tcte-a-lctc. And ever after tho story or poem has for us an added charm. Years may elapse, yet when we see again tho book our memories recall the scene of ita first perusal— the vine-shaded piazza, with the summer sounds and scents; or the sno.wy day, when a "tumultuous privacy of storm" enclosed us as in a sanctuary; or the long winter evening, when the lamp's glowing radiance and tho bright tire enhanced our comfort, and mind and body were equally wothod and delighted. Some women neither know nor care for this delightful pastime. They fancy that a special training by a teacher of elocution is essential to lit them for the proper rendering of tho thoughts of others, and that it is not worth while to attempt to' gain the accomplishment, as they have no special aptness for it, ignoring tho ;act that reading aloud is one of the talents to be secured by a judicious nvostment of the groat talent of time, jlear and distinct enunciation, a well- trained eye, and ready comprehension of the author's meaning are essentials easily acquired.aud the practice of this delightful accomplishment gives so much plea-sure that it is recommended is an important contributor to that happiness which every loving heart vould fain bring into the lives of nhers. To read to tho dear ones who weak or ill, to the sufferers in lospitals, and to aid those whose eyes are failing as the long shadows of life's afternoon cloud their brightness—these are blessings which we can easily be- tow, and by which we are ourselves enriched.— Harpers Bazar. Equal to the Occasion. A STARTLING Prof. Green was one of the of Brown university best teachers in New gled our most internal organs, he ut- terlv demoralized tis. this whirlwind trum Maine, uuU when ut last we all got out of his horrid den, 1 more dead than alive, and had had time to collect our shattered senses and make a hasty estimate of our cuts and abrasions, T said: "•The Maine fellow must have gone out, boys, and left a gorilla in his bed instead.' "But just then we heard that vicious freshman call out with a mockino- laugh, 'Now go to bed, little men, an3 come again some other night, when you're rested. This haziu's heaps of fun.' "But we had decided that the sport was unmanly, anyway, and not the proper sort of thing for young gentler nen to onga«'e in." "I didn't understand the case," was my reply. "Well, yer understand U now," said Sheriff Jack. "We don't stand no foolin 1 down here in Buckshot county. We go in fur straight justice. If yer got on the jury would yer go a»-iu Bob Ransom?" ••No, I would not," was my emphatic response. "Good for you!" shouii-d the, sheriff. "Hint's the way we fuel. Bob Ransom will never bo bothered in this county.'' Just then I heard the whistle of my train, and with a hurried shako of (he hand I luft Sheriff Jack. If any of my readers ever visit Buckshot county it will pay them to hunt, up this model ollieor. Some of his methods mav be little irregular, but h« is tho r'i»'ht man in the riirht place.— Rx, = FAMOUS SWORD OF Tho _JICONDEROCA. Weapon Carried and Wielded by llravo Old Uthan Allen. England, but ho sometimes became so much interested in his lecture that when the noon bell rang he kept tho class live or ten minutes over the hour. What Kind O f a Hod Shall We Huve Shall it be feathers, hair, wool, cotton or excolsiorP Shall we have one nattres*, or two? We all want a solt bed, and at the same time a Oealthv >ed. Every one's preference for ii foundation is a good wire-woven spring. A medium-thick, hest-qnalilv uirlod-hair mattress is Hie latest, made n two purls, one square iu shape, the other lo till tin- remaining space. Ouco week the square may be turned iround, I timed over the next week, lie owur part lurnc yeok an he upper part so veara eveny.- over every other occasionally exchanged with iimt the mattress tloits : All Questions Cheerfully Answered. Housekeeper: " "Humph! How hand?" "About "You have eli» he sultan, mum.'.; much have you on ixty pounds, mum." Sixty pounds? I read in the u a ner his very morning that not ' l p winds of rue. over The sword which Col. Ethan Allen carried when ho demanded the sur render of Fort Ticondoroga "in th name of tho groat Jehovah and the Continental Congress" is, by gift am inheritance, the personal property of a young newspaper man of Jackson Mich.—Hannibal Allen Hopkins. The sword is an old-fc.shionod blade nicked and venerable, twenty-seven inches long, and slightly curved. The handle measures seven inches makino- tho total length of the weapon thirty" four inches. The handle is of bono or horn. The mounting is of silver, washed with gold, tho latter being partially worn off. A dog's head oi silver forms the end of tho handle, and from this to the guard runs a silver chain. On ono of the silver bands of tho scabbard the name, "Ethan Allen," is engraved in largo letters; on another band "E. Brasher, maker, N. York"; and on still another, in script, "Martin Vosburg, 1775." Why this name appears no one knows. There appears to bo no reason to doubt that with this sword Col. Ethan Allan backed up his demand for the surrender of the fortress at Ticonderoga May 10, 1775. In a "Memoir of Col. Ethan Allen, containing the most interesting incidents of his private and public career. F. P. Allen, Pr., Plattsburg, N. Y., 1834"—of which but one or two copies aro in existence—aro found Ethan Allan's own words describing tho use of this sword on that occasion. At the time of tho assault a British sentry made a pass at one of the American oflicors with a bayonet and slightly wounded him. "My flrst though t," says Col. Allen, . was to kill him with my sword, but in an instant I altered the design and fury of tho blow to a slight cut on the side of the head, upon which he drop- pod hw gun and asked for quarter, of him the place where the commanding officer kept." The sentry showed tho way. Col Allen says of the British commander surrender of the fort was Certain restless spirits in the class thought they would give the professor a gentle hint, so thoy bought a small alarm clock, set it., to go off precisely at noon and placed it on tho professor's desk when they camo in to the next locturu. They knew that he was a little absent-minded and expected that ho would not notice it'. As the noon hour struck the alarm went off with a rattling crash, and those of the class not in tho secret started and took in tho. joke at onoe. Thpre was a round of applause. The professor waited until the alarm and Mi-e applause wore over and then said, deliberately: "Young gentlemen, I thank you for this little gift. I had forgotten that it was my birthday. A clock is something my wife needed in the kitchen for some time. It is a very kind remembrance on your part." The professor then went on to finish a demonstration interrupted by the alarm and it was ten minittes'later than usual when ho dismissed tho class! He also took tho clock home with him and the boys never knew whether ho understood the hint or not; but tho probability is that he did.— Youth's Companion. Grasshopper's Ijogs in His Eye. . It wns a line afternoon in June; the city o; Dresden was full of summer tourists. AV ill many of these the l.roise G;ir.lpn. with its 'chiii-mini? open-air concerto, was-a favorite resort, and it wns particularly the cast? to day, since tho programme was announced as something unusually fine. At one of the small wooden tables under the trees two young men were sitting listening to the music. One of tho men, evidently English from his tine rtuldy skin, trim mutton-chop whisk ew, iuid a certain air about 1 he tit of his well made morning costume, was enjoying serenely an excellent cigar; while tho other, a pal llrt-faced German, sat moodily tracing inderi nite hieroglyphics upon thu ground at hi: feet Two glasses of foaming beer partially emp tied stood Inside them, also an earthen plate covered with crackers and crisp, sally pretzels. The latter glanced suddenly up from tills occupation, and, for ihe second timo within a very few moments, encountered .1 sinRUlar- <y searching look from his companion. His own eyes wavered for an instant; with (light effort he strove to steady them, and a faint pink color suffused his checks. The two men gazed steadfastly at one nn other through tho soft clouds of smoke whlcl rose slowly between them, and then the Ger nmn asked a little querulously, in good En glish- "Why do you stare at me so to-day, Vaugh atiV'' He averted his eyes immediately after speaking, as if afraid of the answer. "Sorry you have noticed anything unusual Hubert," tho Englishman answered courte our-ly. "I have not Intended lo be rude. '. know of no special reason why 1 shouli 'stare' nt you as yon call It, save that you seem changed grcntly these days, nnd that 1 — he paused abruptly and puffed tiercel) away at his cigar. Tho German prodded the ground nervous ly with Ills stick, and waited with ovirlcu! eagerness for Iho conclusion of the sentence. "The fact is, Hubert, old fellow, I have had a most curious dream about you after each one of our last three meetings, and this afternoon 1 have bnen unable to get rid of the idea that I shall bo pursued with -the same" again to-night." The German's face became more pr.llid thi»n before. "W'hnt wns your drenm, Vnuslmn?" It was evident that the Indifference with which this was said cost him an effort. "Oh. It's not worth mentioning. 'Twas a deuced unpleasant drenm, 1 know that! have tried to account for it on thu score ol certain midnight guppers I have been indulging in of lato, but the reappearance of the same Identical dream theso three times has certainly struck me ns singular, nnd can bo explained by no such hypothesis. You know I am something of a mind-reader, Hubert"— the German started violently— "and I have been wondering"Wondering what?" tho other Interrogated, with a piercing look. "Wondering," Vaughan went on, gazing thoughtfully at his companion, "whether you have been writing any sensational articles for any ono of the police chronicles lately, and It so, whether my mind has not Involuntarily dropped into your own channel of thought. Have you, now? Come, is it a fair question?" "Oh certainly," tho other replied, laughing nervously, and without looking up, "but no, I cannot say that I have done any writing of any kind whatsoever recently. But suppose you tell your dream. Truly, you have greatly aroused my curiosity." No little urging was required boforo the young Englishman could bo induced to relate his thrlce-repuaUid vision of the night; but his friend was urgent, ruid finally yielding to Ills solicitations, Vaughan- begun his story. "Tims far, Hubert, my boy, there has b'eon a strange uniformity in almost every particular. I see you first ascending thu Bostel in company with a p.irty of tourists. You aro at the, bridle-rein of a young girl, anil appear very hollcllous for her safety. The German sat motionless. Perhaps ho heard o:ily tho orchestra whioli was playing n dreamy movement of Schubert's. V;iu;,h > an continued afix-r a short p-tnna, "You reach the castle of JCraniftsteiii, walk about Its lofty walls, and gaze ut the wonders below. You are taken to liiu marvelous well, and look into the little mirror which reflects light In such nmn nor as to show to your eye where tho water, poured by the little old soldier, splashes far down at the bottom. You two, the girl and yourself, aro always together." "Yes, yes," murmured the German, "always together.". Tho interruption was unheeded. "I never seem to see , you Jeavo the castle Dr. Baldwin roud engineer came great pain. He had his right eye. 'i am says: "One day a rail- into my ollice in a bandage over . .. ~. - —- suffering'fright- fully, doctor,' ho said, 'with my ove. There is something in it. I was running my engine at a high rate of speed with my head out of the cab window , ,. - , •• -- — —window, looking down the track to see that there was no obstruction. I passed through a lot of grasshoppers, luufone ot them struck mo in the eye.' I examined the man's eye, and sure enough, the logs of tho hopper had penetrated tho poor fellow's aye and were giving him great, pah:. Tho saw-liko legs had almost completely Idled up the eyo. I placed him under the mlluenoo of ether and Iwan the operation of extracting tho grasshopper's legs. After a tedious job 1 succeeded in removing the impediment, and the man got well without his light being affected." — Qlotie - Demo nnd descend to the valley again, but presently you aro In n boat ilrilting down tho river. &'/ic is there again, but no other. Tho sun shines down on the water, tho sky is full of soft violet clouds ti|.ned with silver. You are rowing slowly now and again; she is slipping her long slender lingers into the water, anil bringing up bunches! of lender- grasses and water-woods; .won you Jay down you-oars and move nearer tho girl." Tho band ceased playing, and <a kellner, napkin in hand, came bustling up to replenish their glasses. "Zwoi lager?" ho asks. "Zwoi lager," is tho grave reply, and the uernian turned and drained his at, a draught "TliiM'o is nothing odd in your dream thus fir, Vaugluui," he said. "I have- done all this, but s.) have u.any others." "You seem fond of the river, Hubert You arc on it a second and u third time.' At each interview your talk grows more earnest At Jast i see you on tho promenade, you in j. She Is pale and wan; you seem to reproach hcrlorsomethiiar " * stood upon ,'iis bi-iiw, tnul his hamlsc nervotisiy at the edge of the table "» win watching him quietly, nna went on. .-; "In the railway carriage your f; nnd determined; you'draw the eh, down upon your shoulder; there to'LI tin-re but you two, yet she seems'to j 1..HII your touch—yet you Insist." "For God's sake stop?" cried the Gem stnrting up in agony. ™ "Sit down, -Hubert," said Vaiifthaa 1 peralively, laying his hand heavily i other's arm. ''Remember, I am re,,, dr am, nnd you t—you are attractbtn'! tionl" The young German dropped Into h| 9 , his face with his hands' veins stood out urjon his forehead, his'iu, was purple. The EnglFsmnnli went ond low. restrained voice. "You seem to watch the girl clos* last she sleeps. You draw forth stealthily a long hat-pin, such i nnd almost Immediately the girl sudden convulsive movement'' The German groaned alnlul. "You put bank the long pin as you drew It forth, and the girl sleepsonSi profoundly than- before. The long • stations, the bustle of alighting pass the rushing about of hurrying ofllclakl tho crashing of the baggage? fall to W) jj h«r; at Dresden, y u leave Wietm/nnL The German has uncovered his face,j with terrible eyes is looking full nthis pun ion as if under some fearful spell. "ify dear boy, that girl's face so lum me—although only a dream-face—thatl!) eluded to visit the Morgue and view the L_ of that girl found so mysteriously many In tho midnight mall a week ago!" ; "And yon saw—what?" whispered theft man, breathlessly. ."Hubert, the face was Hie samel" The G.ii'inan glanced wildly overhissht den at his elbow stood an ofllcerof ju with handcuffs In his hand. A wild piu shriek rang out above tho strains of tin clustra, and Hubert lay upon the ground fearful convulsions. Theyoun.: Englishman turned totliei ctM-, pale ihd disturbed: "Do yon tb there could bo any mistake?" lie oskcdj moving hi* hat and passing a hamtkei over his brow. "Nono whatever, sir," the man repl motioning to two men in tho baekgnmndj cuine forward and secure the prisoner, aid has been invaluable; and, by the tho hat-pin found in the carriage has examined—the point was charged deadly poison—it corresponds to the I spot in the left arm of tin body. Hut tor j it would npver have been noticed. Good ai,' crnnon, sir; we will meet again." .!« disturbance was over, the crowd i p~r.-,,..l, and the music went on without IfSfijjf tcrrnptlon. igR( A Queer Liittlo Crnb. bUl Another curious Japanese cuib lihr the little Dorippe, which comes froiAsV the Inland Sea of Japan, and lius If perfect human face modeled on back of his little inch-long shell. 'Hi Dorippe's eyes, and tho uneven eil; of tho shell between them, look hk tufts of hair at the top of a mum forehead. There are lumps ling eyelids, which slant upward as i those of the Japanese, and other of tho shell look like full and cheek-bones. Below a ridge whiij might be called the nose two cla 1 * spread out at either side, and may likened to tho fierce, bristling nr Laches which are fastened "to I helmet of Japanese armor. '1, plainly marked face on tho crab's naturally gave rise to many stqne-. legends. At ouo place in" the Sea, centuries ago. an army of Taira clan was overtaken and into the sea by their enemies. At tenljse tain times of the year Ihe DonpptVate eomo up on the beach and the m^^jj by thousands. Tnen tho lishunuhr'u. and villagers say with fear. 'llftivS tiamitnii have come asain." 'lln believe that tho souls "of the warriors, or Samurai, live in lU Dorippes.nnd that thov gather in >_'is numbers at iho seene'of their ikfi' whenever the same day conies lorn' iu Inler years. i Tho faun on the Dorippe's back}) like n swollen and moiiied ono 'If] i ' eyelids seem closed, as if in a bleep I,* 4 5 stupor, while its mouth quite p.tin vl out tho oilier commun slorv, that f ''H; ho old topors are turned "into tlia<^ I crabs and must keep that form ns { "^ jiiuishment for some long time 'Jffe'^ swollen heavy faces may quite as \\fi\j be those of bleary old' topers as r'^wj varriors who met death bv drowniuf'^i so that ono who notices the'resombhnit •&*" of the shell to a queer fa ' may think there is good reason I •either story as to why the U shell is so strangely marked.— ticiilmore. in bt. Nicholas. Hnvo You Learned? Tho value of sunshine? To change a house into a home? Tho groat uplifting power of i To think and judge without dicoP 'something "No. not reproach!' murmured the German, with hi.-, eyes on tho bandmaster "Your talk grows agit ited.tho crowd bogln to notice yon, and so you leave it; and wlmr next I sue you, it is In one of tho shady, so- ues , questered wivlksof tho Zoological Uurdows. l ho German stiirtcd perceptibly. lero you aro urgent. You take the girl's s , )llol . ann m d, ot tho Confess beiap very S?t)e Satisfactory Evidence, Young Lawyer— "I claim the release f my client on the ground of idiocy. He is a stuid fool and stupid fool and is not rospnnsN bio for any act he may have mitted." com- '"uttered the rZi" gOI " m \ irkson llor . re e te man g- M \ HS nlfrightedly into tho air,"bu» { did not mean it, oh, I did not mean It'' He wiped his brow and Jutenod again i nest soe you in a railway carriage"— the '' Oet ' but ''""^lately I«wued on to- ^Judgo-"He doesn't appear stupid to Prisoner (intorruptiao-) _ «< Honor, look at tho lawyer f've Three A|on nn the n ,, ns ViU 'K |l «'> (imthonluaboatouthe weld you leave the bout." "Qott In lllmmell" said the , '.' At ., N1(!nwoil1 there is trouble. IS 111 The time is coming when for evcrv fast train (here must bo throo men oil tho eiii-iiii!. An engineer "drivin"" » train making lifi miles has an our as all li«cnu ilo in koi>|) n sharp lookout for HignaiH. T,, e o,,r,. O f valves, gnu "us iMjuoioM. etc.. should be left to souw PlUer MIUU.— Cwwwv. covered, and yours, W |, en I 's face 'i you U re ou the bout, von «,«i but you do not gpauk t|ou To look up, then roach up and tho best? That some uncomfortable worda mi bo overcome? How much environment has to with what you are? What a little thing will sonietiind' make a child happy? f That an outside door, or even tbi glass in it may tell secrets? To distribute good cheer, sw«[ thoughts, tender remembrancesP That a clear, bright light conduct to social, friendly chat at tea timef 1 hat there are two kinds ofwoalti and that one is of the heart and mind 1 That the paper and pictures on tit' walls, the. carpets and the curtaWj may affect the mood of a sensitive P";/ son? ^ That a tidy is out of place when $ becomes more important than the vh ject which it is supposed to protect?Sj From experience, that discoumiK monts are to be found on all sides, bfl that encouragements are dealt sparingly, by prudent handsMi UouscKeepiny. The asteroids that lie between orbits of Mars and Jiipiter have come so diflicult to keep track of, slsj thoy havo been discovered at the of about (twenty a year, that as mors have recently decided to rej them, excepting the nearest and most distant. «CTho latter are taut in obsewrutiouB of"Jupiter, «ft the noaror ones aro useful in rnor? curate calculations of tlie earth's from tb

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