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TIPPER PES MQINES, ALGOK A. LOCUSTS IN ALGIERS. An Army with n Front of Thrpfl Mile* and ;\ Depth or TCwtnty. The flight of which they originally formed membsrs had a front of about three miles (regulated by the width oi the valley), says the ("ornhill Magazine. They traveled fairly fast: sprinting myself along the level path for 10D yards in the direction of their passage, I must confess to having; been outpaced by them. The main body was nearly five hours in passing a 'given point. Almost the greater number of them flew at a considerable height in the* air but did not perceptibly darken the sky. That night, in the little country auberge where I stayed, two team drivers,one a Spaniard, the other a Sicilian,were comparing notes. One said that in the midst of the swarm he could not see. the sun; the other, that lie could not drive his team against them, as the horses refused to face them (which was probably true), ami that they were three inches deep on the road (which probably wasn't). At about 4 o'clock the locusts perched down for the night, finding a lodging on the hot, hot ground, in vineyards, cornfields, and a wood or two. i'bc frantic proprietors did all in their power to prevent 'such a calamity; but one can not light a snowstorm, "nor a flight of locusts, either. In the vine- yards.the acridians were everywhere: in the cornfields they perched, head upward, one above the other, four or five on each stalk; in the woods they massed themselves upon the tree trunks, facing the declining sun. Thus do they like to take an afternoon imp after the fatigues of their day's journey, sunning themselves to the last moment us evening draws on. Especially do they love to find sandy banks, or a good dry road, facing the .sunset —and so tho'y rest, motionless, for the night. * Next morning they ought to have got up, and, after a' hasty toilet aud breakfast, they ought to have winged their way onward again northward; they generally start so soon us the sun has dried the air and their wings.' Hut to the exasperation of the proprietors of the land, they stayed two (lays, mating and egg-laying, before moving. In this interim "many of them died or were put to death.'ami here we are arrived at a few of the graves. Before tlii.s present year most people believed that after mating and egg- laying the locusts would die a natiiral death. It isn't true. No doubt vast quantities do die, but these are hardly an appreciable fraction of the whole number. So, after two days, on went the survivors. They had eaten nothing! This is on the principle, of the eubbugu but- terlly, who leaves her eggs exactly where the young caterpillar can find plenty of fond so soon as ho is born. The locusts had left the vineyards and the corn fields for their sons and daughters, the crickets, to make a meal of so soon as they should be hatched. For here we are arrived at the cradles. The female! locusts had laid their eggs tin inch or so underground, and in from ten to twenty-live days' time, according to the heat and character of the soil, the oclosion—tins hatching — would (•.•cur. And what were the'ex- asperated proprietors to do incau- whilc.i' finishing them, my husband left me in order to keep a business engagement, and we agreed to meet again in ouo hour at Tiffany's. He paid my bill and left me eating slowly at the little table, which was near the door, so near that when 1 passed out into the street I did not go near Hie clerk. "As 1 turned into Broadwaw alone I noticed that several people whom 1 passed stared at me curiously. I resented this from men, thinking it impertinence, but when some women tit- I my tered I looked down at my hands, skirts, my shoes, etc., hut could see nothing out of place, and I knew that even if my clothes were somewhat countrified in cut they were not far enough behind the fashion to warrant such rudeness, even in New York. Still the people stared at me and some turned to look after me. One woman made a motion as if to stop me and speak to me, I tossed my head indignantly and almost ran. "As I reached Tiffany's panting and angry, I saw my husband afar off, and as he approached state also, then ri out laughing. "'What do you mean?' said I angrily. "'What's that tucked under your chin?' lie spluttered as well as he could for laughing. "I put my hand up to my throat and pulled away a horrid little table napkin. not particularly clean, with a vulgar rod border around it and with the name 'Centennial Restaurant' stamped on it iu big- black letters."— JV. Y. Tribune. LORE ABOUT HORNS. out the Apppmlafco* Which Sora* Animals Catrjr on Their Hrml*. ^ WEDNESDAY. lASOg 80 me 1 noticed him rin and then burst jniHllord's Ulufl'. "Proprietors of country hotels sometimes ring in desperate bhiIVs to make their houses appear a little Higher- toned limn they really are," remarked a traveling man at the Nieollet the other day to a Minneapolis Tribune writer, and then ho wont on to illustrate: "It was at a little station in the southern part of the state," said he. "I bad rim in there just before nooi and, of course, \v:'.s booked for dinner at the only hotel in the placo. I was shown into the dining-room somewhu lulu by t.lio proprietor, a burly Irish mini, who, after seating me, started in to do the jrrand thing J>y wuitin< on me, himself." 'What luivo yon got.F I asked. 'Breakfast bacon and roust dook,' he replied with u flourish Koust dnok—that isn't so bad, ; thought—and *o I told him I wouli take some of that. He was very much disconcerted for u minute, then he pulled himself together, laid hi.s hum: on my shoulder, and suH very conlidontiully: -Ah, you'd belher have th tm-aeon. All the bye.- do lie tukiu' it. And so 1 made :i meal on gr,-usy bacon and soggy potatoes. A:; 'a mutter oi fact, there wasn't u roust, duck within live miles of the bouse. 1 bud simply culled his uliHT." * "Where the Major Liuughed. The Washington correspondent of the N. Y. Advcrliwr has unearthed one shining exception in Congressional life to the rule that $5.000 a year doesn't make both ends meet. This example is Maj Martin of Texas, who blew out the gas the lii-st night of his arrival in Washington. The Major's living expenses in Texas had ranged from $700 to $800 per annum. He "resolved, when thrust into Congress by his neighbors, tlmt he would not permit the. extravagances of fashionable life to dally with him to the extent of more than $200 in xcess of that sum. In short, 'society or no society, $I.Ol)J per annum was his limit. He stuck to this resolution through four years of his service. Upon the expiration of bis term he walked right into the oilice of the Sergeant-at- Arms, threw down a huge roll'of bills, and asked for exchange on Now York. He stroked his goatee complacently and remarked to the cashier: "They say the old man blew out the gi\s, but I guess none of them fellers that wear patent-le:»tlier shoes and drink that li/.zin' kind of wine will tote home any wad like that." The "wad" contained, $17,500, saved in four years out of an aggregate salary of $20,000 and mileage. This is where the Major bus his laugh. WHY PEOPLE STARED AT HER. Awkward AdivulHIT of n \Vonmu Visiting Now Voi-k Ii>r thu Vlrnt Tlini>. "1 visited New York for the first timu in my life last week," said « good- natured western woman the other (lay, "though my husband, who was with me, knew the eily pretty well from frequent business calls to the east. 1 was nalurully much interested, not to say •excited, by Mie noise ami hubbub in the slreei.s, and my husband, had amused himself by imagining iu what way I would show my country breed ing and give myself away for a hayseed,'' us lie culled it. I was Ihorufore. on my guard. "1 got along quite well till wo entered an unpretentious restaurant, for wo could not ulVord to spend-much moncv. My husband said to order what 1 wanted,us he did not fool like eating anything. 1 asked the waiter for lamb. 'One lamb!' he called promptly to the cook, us he gave me a glass of water. •(Jrucimis, 1 1 exclaimed, % a whole lamb for me!' 'Leuvu what you don't want of it,' said my husband. -Certainly not,' 1 exclaimed; .such wicked waste! Waiter, 1 don't want. lamb. Make it raw oysters.' 'Make that lamb one oyster, raw, raw!" ho culled so angrily thai 1 was afraid to tell him 1 wunteil a do/on. Hut when he brought the order 1 found that- ho hud six on tlio plate, ami thought it was a mistake*, and that he would only charge me for <jni! in HID liill if 1 .said nothing about it. "1 did not vonlido tins hopts to my husliund, as 1 knew he would not countenance it, and he told me afterward that lie admired my self-control in not snowing surprise at (lie six oysters when 1 fully expected only one. As ] ordered several other things be- , sides ovster.s and was slow about Exploring the Vcntriloquitxl Larynx. Mr. R. H. Mohr, the ventriloquist, went through a strange experience the other day. In one of the laboratories of the Harvard Medical School lie submitted to an examination of his throat and chest by a number of physiological exports, to determine what special formations gave bis peculiar powers. The experts sire uncommunicative concerning the results of the examination, and Mr. Mohr, who is not a physiologist at all, did not learn much about himself. "They put mirrors down my throat," he said. "They led mo by narrow passages into u dark chamber, and what they did there I don't know. After it was all over they told me that my larynx was Hatter than that of other men, and shaped something like a woman's, and also that one of the stops in my throat, was drawn downward in- sieud of upward by the connecting muscles. "I can't make much out of that explanation, but I can make a living out of mj peculiar throat just the same." Then ho throw his voice under the table and laughed hoarsely.— Boston Herald. Portable Powder Puffs. A certain young woman has an ingenious pocket face-powder puff, which makes this performunco the deftest, simplest thing in all thu world. k can lie carried on right under the eyes of mankind without his being a bit the wiser, unless he is shrewder than he has any business to bo. It is a pocket bag 'mud» of u bit-of thin chamois eight indies long and three and a half broad. The first thing she did after she cut it out wus to fold it to the length into four equal parts. Then silo look a tiny bodkin and pierced the lowest fourth part, full of little holes. On the second fourth she laid u thin bit of cotton wool and dusted face powder thickly all over it; then another layer of wool just as thin as she could bundle it ami more powder dusted over that. Then she folded up the pierced fourth ovorlhu wool and powder, makinga mall pocket, and sewed it tightly everywhere. Then she bound the whole piece about with- narrow blue ribbon, and folded the upper half quite around the lower, and sowed the blue ribbon ties to bold il together. There wuslhe whole toilet appliance: small enough when unrolled to go into the palm of the bund, a comp.-ict putf .unl powder box all in one, no fear of spilling powder, no after dusting to get :be surface layer off, no bother ol ;my kind. And she rose up and called herself blessed.— lloaton Trnw/cr. "There are a good many queer things to Iv told about horns," said Osteol- ogist Lucas to a Washington Star reporter. "Take the horn of the rhin- oceroiis, for example. It is nothing more than a protuberance composed of agglutinated hair. You cut it in two. and, examining its structure under the microscope, you find that it is made up-entirely of'little tubes resembling hair tubes. Ofcouise tubes are not themselves hairs, but the structure is the same. The horns of the African rhinoceros sometimes grow to the length of four feet. From them the Dutch" Boers make ramrods and other articles. You may remember that the handle of the ax used by Umslopogaas in 'Allan Quatermain' was a rhinoceros horn. In old times rhinocerous horns were employed for drinking cups by royal personages, • the notion being that poison put into them would show itself by bubbling. There mav have been some truth m the idea, inasmuch as many of the ancient poisons were acids and they would decompose the horny material very quickly. ".Several species of rhinoceros, now extinct and only found in a fossil state, used to exist which had no horns at all. The name, meaning as it does 'horned nose, 1 is rather a misnomer in their case. Several kinds of rhinoceros ip Africa have two horns, one behind the other, but the extinct rhinoceros, known as the dvccratherium, had a pair of horns on its nose side by side; Many of the giant reptiles of long ago hud enormo'ns horns. The great lizard known as the triceratops had a big horn over each eye and n little one on its nose. The dinoceras and the" tinocerus, gigantic mammals of the tertiary epoch, had three pairs of prominences on their heads which are believed to have supported horns. However, the material of which horn is composed quickly decays, being largely composed of gelatine and other animal matter, so that these appendages are apt to be found absent when the fossil bones of beasts which had them are found. "Some fishes have horns which are actually outgrowths of bone on their heads. The box-lish which inhabits the warm waters of the globe—a little fellow six or eight inches long—has horns ail'inch in length. Birds have horns also sometimes. The horned screamer, -which is related to the duck, has a single horn attached to its skull, springing from u cartilaginous base and curving upward. It is really a modi- lied feather, though a, true liorn. "Plenty of reptiles have horns. Lizards are very commonly provided with them. There are chameleon's with throe horns, like the ancient trioera- tops. Horned toads have a sort of crest of four horns on the back of their heads. There is a small African snake which has two horns. No horned tortoises now exist, but a fossil specimen was found awhile ago on Lord Howe's island in the .southern Pacific, which had four horns on its crest and resembled u cross between a horned toad and a snapping turtle. Doubtless you have have often heard of human beings with horns. Such appendages in their case are abnormal" developments of bone." Plain Speaking by Drakeincn. A new order bus gone into effect on the Harlem division of the Now York Ontrul, and hrukcmcn who have hitherto been accustomed to thrust their bonds in at the cur-doors and cry "Tr'm'nt" and "NexTrd'm" now gravely enter the cur, close the door, lean back against it, and say with deliberate eloquence, "This station is Tremont," or "The next station is Fordham." The younger brakomen deliver their little orations with u certain con- sciousness;,thai it is highly amusing tc the passengers, and for the first i'ew ih'.ys each announcement sent a rip- }>lin>r smile t'r.jm end to end of the ear. •- A'. Y. tiiin. General finder's Shrewdness, It is said that the veteran lawyer, dencrul Butler, formerly owned a large mastilY. who became famous for continued depredations on various butcher carts us they passed through the streets of Lowell on their morning rounds. The dog wus so ferocious thai none d;>,ro attack il, so for a time he was quite master of the situation. Finally one victim decided to approach the general on the subject, so one morning, accosting him on the street, lie said: "General Butler, if a man's dog steals meat from my butcher curt what would you do!"' "\Vliy," said the lawyer, "I should make him pay for it." "Very well," continued the butcher, "your dog has stolen $2.50 wor.li of meat from my curt and I want you to pay for it." "'Certainly," said General Butler, "but I shall iiuve to charge you $5 fi.r professional advice." U is said the case was not pressed.— iV. Y. Tribune. semble a foaa. At one top pi me neau there is a hole which seems- to have served a purpose.probably that of fastening a headdress to the figure. The image would hardly be catalogued with the works of art, hut it is. nevertheless an interesting relic. - .< The race whose diety was represented by this clumsy bit of clay inhabited the Mississippi Valley from the great lake£ to the gulf at a time to which the tradftions of man runneth not. Who they were, where they came from, what their manner of life was is ; .ill a mystery. True, many mounds, excavations and burying grounds of : this lost people have been discovered, but so far they have given but little of their history. That, they lived and died before the race of American Indians existed is proved by the fact that the traditions of the latter race contain no reference to'this lost people, although their mounds and relics are mentioned. Many mounds of this kind are found in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana, and a few have been discovered in nearly all of the states of the Mississippi Valley. Germany Not a "Woman's Country. "Germany is a man's country," said a titled German lady. "Men will die for their sweethearts, but their wives must live for them. If you marry a poor man he expects you to blacken his boots. If you wed a rich man he expects you 1 to do the same mentally. A German girl is well educated in books, needlework, and housekeeping. She seemi bright enough until she settles down into a 'hausnintter,' with few ideas beyond her kitchen and nursery, and no topics of conversation except the iniquity of her servants and the extravagance of her neighbors. The result is that the women are inferior to the men, and the men argumentative, selr'-opiiiionated, and egotistical. And they all believe, from the Kaiser down, that women were created simply to cater to their fancies and bring more men into the world for other women to wait upon. Our actors are always better than our actresses, our tenors and baritones outshine our sopranos and contraltos,even our men ballet dancers are more agile than their short-skirted colleagues.and in the great land of scholars,uiid philosophers, and writers there are fewer women of note in educational or literary standing than in any of thu other civilized countries." HUNG TO THE STEPS. How a Man Kodo from ItochcHtm- to Kut- falo ut Lightning Speed. . The speed of the Empire State express is responsible for many incidents which would probably not come to light in the case of other trains. The latest is the exciting ride of a commercial traveler from Kochcster to Buffalo. The gentleman in question arrived at the station just in time to purchase a ticket and rush to the train room door to see the heavy train pull out. Ho ran across the, tracks and succeeded in catching the rear platform of the lust couch. He expected, of course, to secure an entrance to the couch, but ho was disappointed. The vestibuled platform was secure against bis efforts to got in, and us it was the last coach, and there wus no wceasion for the conductor or any person to enter thai vestibule, his presence wus not discovered. The noise of the train prevented him from making himself heard. The speed was too grout to permit him to get off.and he soon realized that he wus in much the same predicament as the cureless spectator who allows his feet to become entangled in the ropes at a balloon useonsioii. The train does not stop at Batuvia, and the commercial traveler was obliged to "hold on for dear life" for an hour and a quarter us the fastest, train in the world whisked him across the country in dangerous proximity to switch liars, stationary freight-cars and passing trains. It was a novel ridel and when he alighted in Hulrulo and caught, bis breath his only regret was that he hud purchased a ticket. — ' Her Mania for Bargains. There wus a curious instance of the extremes to which a bargain fiend may be carried revealed by the death of a woman in one of tli'o suburbs a few days ago. Among her belongings were found lifty pieces of dress goods that hud never been made up—some of them, judging from their stylos, a score of years old. Of calico and other wrappers there were nearly three times us many, and a huge accumulation of wearing uppure.l of all sorts was Tho Ijoiigcst-Uuircd Won an. It ope/, is said that Mercedes Lo Mexican woman who lives un (lit Grande, is perhaps the longi.-st-liuired iVomau in I lie world. She £ mine live foot in height, and when sjn; Hun-la' red her hair trails un the ground four feet and eight indies, \\i-\-\m\r s so thick that slie can -,.-,-.v it un/i/nd lei" so us to coin ,'.(• i. , ,. \u;i-. > .' t i i ler present, suii uf ,, ,,• j, ,,,,1^. jj l( '. ••curs old. It grow, : , -,. -,-;,;, ,.,; cause her lieudiic!..- ;• . ;., ,.,„„, Jelled to cut it ;.r , .,,.,,) .,j ; ,. «lls large tres.-.t- ;l , . <•-,<;/%• nonl-h. ' Slit; j.s an • iittz , ho wife of u si,. .^ , 1 i»*4 sUiitiHuu blood. AN ANCIENT IDOL, The American Ui-utlx-ii. tliu Karljr The State Historical Society was enriched yesterday by an irnu"i; of pottery supposed lo be un idol' of .some prehistoric race, pn.b;,l,| v ihe mound builders, says the Top.-U fallal. The idol was Ion ml near Aron, Jndcpcml- ence County, Arkan.su.,, and was dm/ from a mound by relic hunters alon" with -,x number of dcc:,y..<| hum l|om;.<.., copper arrow heads" and br f"/.'"\V'' " I '' : " sil " "•'« l) off/. W. Hunic, of Slntsbn.f, -I Ins idol is hi;v<-u inchc.s i,, |, ( .j live indies in diameter. Jt ;„ conurucled, Imvi/jj/ evidently formi.-d by ),*„<!, „;• al ( ,,,, it „.,.;, tool*, from cr, mmon day, , in , ward »ianl(;m:d by I,.,),,,, dried also found. A still greater surprise to the family was the discovery of not less than ,000 pairs of old stoek'ings, all carefully darned and put away? All the hosiery that the household hud hud, and, as they supposed, worn out years ago, were there, us carefully mended and packed away as tlioi.-irh they hud belonged lo u saiiit. The Jj- 4'i'cat pile an roken /hl max wus the uiieurtliing of a of empty lomalo cuns;"wliicli' the conscientious old soul hud stowed uway for some purpose known only to herself. Her family knew I hat. she liud a mania for bargains, and would buy anything and everything if she lhuu''li'l IE was cheap, but the inventory of her purchases was u genuine revelation even to Iliein.- American Girh Writing of J Knglisli woman ul say C'ollef-o. ege an The medusa is a fish BO fragile that it melts and disappears when thrown on the beach. The followers of Bismarck are busily engaged in endeavoring to form a Bistnarckian party. Senator Stanford has acquired the reputation of giving some of the finest dinners in Washington. A petrified turtle twelve inches in diameter and five inches thick has been found on Lake Champlain. Field flasks of aluminum instead of the ordinarv glass flask are being introduced experimentally into the li -' man army. Out of 2,700 congregational ministers in Snglaud and Wnles, at least 1, 600 are abstainers; of 361 students, 320 are abstainers. According to Colonel Rockhill, the devils are driven out of the towns in Corea on New Year's eve by firing off guns and crackers. A smokeless fuel called "massute" is used on steam rollers in Vienna. The fuel is composed of the liquid residuum of petroleum refineries, Chimneys are scarce in the City of Mexico. There are no dwelling houses that haw them. Charcoal is the only fuel used for cooking aud heating. A valuable find of skeletons belonging to the fourth dvnasy was recently made in Egypt, T*his is the earliest known data of Egyptian remains Thomas G. Hodgkins, who recently gave $200,000 to the Smithsonian Institution, is 88 years old and manages an extensive farm at Setauket, L. I. It is a noteworthy circumstance that all the men elected to the speaker- ship since the first Congress were born in one or another of only thirteen states. A young soldier at El Paso, Texas, played base ball so well with a local club that his admirers bought his re lease from the army aud engaged him as a star. The sacred nuts of Japan are so called because they are used iu certain forms of worship, where they are placed on the altar and burned with a hot, bluish flume. The fumes are supposed to be acceptable to the gods. A novel wager is to bo decided in Belfast, Me., where one uiaa has bet $5 that no one can drive a pig a mile without the porker turning to see who is driving, and another man has risked his dignity and $5 to prove the contrary. Allowing an average weight of four pounds to the brain, deducting one- fourth for blood and vessels and another fourth for external integument, it may be said that each grain of bruin substance contains not less than 205,542 traces or impressions of ideas. A curious phenomenon is the rapid decrease of thu woman's vote iu Boston. Only three years ago 20,202 women registered, ami all but about 800 of them voted. Last year only 7,925 voted and next year it is estimated that the number will be reduced to 6.000. The majority of the Scottish Gipsies have spread over a vast tract of country. Here they have become gradually lost to view as a distinctive race. In Europe they are found in the greatest number to-day iu Hungary and Waloliia, where there are 600,000. A queer libel suit has been instituted against a Crawfordsville. Ind., newspaper. The article averred that tlie plaintiff's horse was fed on soup, being too old to eat corn. Wherefore the plaintiff claimed $2,000 damages, alleging that he bus suffered great mental anguish because of its publication. In selecting strong timber weight bus very little consideration. Only a man with experience can cull the "ood from the bad timber with almost an infallible Judgment, and probably without the ability to tell why he makes his selection. Color has little to do with it, weight something, timber sense more. •The orange crop of California has become so large that it cannot be marketed at paying prices. Thousands of acres of the land of California are now bearing young lemon trees. The olive and lig crops"of the state are now profitable. Experiments in Hits raising of Ceylon tea in southern California will noon be tried. The large gift of Baron Hit-soli in aid of the Russian exiles has stimulated many other wealthy Hebrews both in Europe and America to deeds of generosity. The various societies for assisting the exiles are well supplied with funds, which are used with discretion and which have been serviceable to thousands of sufferers all the way froui the Neva to the Hudson. Of all coined money the Maria lliere'sa dollar has by far the largest circulation in Africa. Its territory extends from Fez, in Morocco, down to tliul London of the Soudan, the creut trade emporium, Kauo. aud thus comprises more than one-third of the whole of Africa, about 4,000,000 square miles wil.li a population of 70,000.000, but ovo,, m this coin there tiro differences. A doctor recommends menthol as a prevention of the grip, and the dru<r it may be observed, is — " ' a ' matter 9,467 28!.).000 impressions, again, take off one-thin! of the' m for sleep, mid we still timl ft Sit 520.000. this would give 3] 760000 separate waking impre on the man who lives to the ago years. A considerate generous cobbler i Delaware gave his wife a certain of money each week for her perso use. He ueyer inquired what she with it, but after thirtynine yeai-s wedded life died and in the drawer an antique table.the husband fouud basr containing gold, also a roll greenbacks, amounting in all to \\ 000. And now all the eobblera Boston will try the experiment. Algol, the variable star in has long been a mystery. Its ij g | lt mains constant for two and a halidan It then begins to fade, aud iu less tbij four hours diminishes to an insis cant star, remaining thus for ab twenty minutes, when it regains former brilliancy. It has long suspected that a dark body revolve about Algol, and which, coming tween us aud that star, more or less of its light. Germany is not making any utolii ble use of that portion of tlie"island j'| New Guinea which she appropriated tin; yimrs ago. She is not getting along with the natives of that part of euste Africa which has fallen under her trol. Yet she is desirous of sruii hold of some of thu islands "of tb> Sivmoan group aud the Marshall in the Pacific Ocean, and the itiHrq of Lor no Ims proposed that she slmlle tablish a proieulurulo over the tine llepiiblic. Not Bo Bad ns His lleptttatlon. Two refined-looking Indies sat in t members' gallery of the Louse rcsentatives picking put the variou statesmen on the floor with the the chart in the congressional dir tory, says the Washington Post. rather vociferously attired young l sauntered in and took a seatbcsi them. "Do tell me where Jerry son is!" exclaimed the newcomer; have heard so much about him." of the ladies pointed out the all Kansan in the arena beneath. "O no, that isn't Jarry Simpson," prote ed the loud young lady confident™ "I would know him because I hav seen his pictures." "And I have know Mr. Simpson for some time mysclf/ replied the lady. "Well, he does noi seem to be such a bad-looking rnu after all," the vociferous youn commented after a careful scrutinj "I wondur if he brought his wile him?" "1 believe sKe is in the citj.' the quiet lady asserted. "I would lit to set; her too. They do say wlie i so very awful. How do you supp she likes all the thinly the papers s about him?" Antf the fashiona maiden rattled away several conjee ures in regard to Mrs. Simpson. loosu't iniud it," responded the old! "Do you know Mrs. Simps "A Careful observer of human nature ;i f ,,.,.. in t|,« Ill'/, M inn. ti,i- n '•; sultirnwl "* a human ''., tin; urn The feu! ni , ..... •••• whit tin?*. «<| /fl jg| U \ Jt . The lll ° beautiful rooms of tlm Kirl under-graduates al. N'ewnhum 'flight, o a certain e.xlenl,discover l.iie nutirniuliiy of |.|,,. occupants fr,,m thii BUIeot decoration adopted. This i.s as i fined u.s in most cases i I is pie and lovely. The American '•-•ipeeiully ),app v j,, || |( . a , fiiciit. She goes in for IK now and Ilicn will vcnturi Wllltt Ht; " new, hi!i wit can nj; experiment high spirit, and be Hcen even in the l «" an-jiii«.w /lowcr^und'hcr choice j u K> /nutler of photogravures. ofemlielllsli- 'I dl'ccls,und oil u some- lliii- fresh, h'-r quick pose of the 1 way Therein not u native-born ' in ull (/'olorado. whitu • - J greatly in vo<*iio nowadays tor many kinds of ailments: U is the concentrated essence of the humble peppermint, and iu the form of a pencil or iu un alcoholic solution of from 20 to 40 per cent it is extreme- y efficacious as an application in S loolh « t > l 'o and colds in the The under graduates of Cambridge, England have taken to drinking tea ufter dinner instead of wine. But though novel at Cambridge, thfa pract.ee has been iu vogue ut^Oxtord or seventy years, the innovation 1,^. iug been brought about by Newman and Proucle, even then famous who iu^ ducod most of the other follow; lady. too?" inquired thn sbrliiseor. "V well," remarked tk-> 'other serem "I am Mrs. i-'.imyy.v.i." Tho Jews in New York. Judging by police reports there, been less of the deceitfulness, chical ery, and fraud that are popularly and unjustly held to be distinctive of the poorer Jews in the acquisition of amazing wealth and influence t among un equal number of nomin Christians of similar class. It is cei tain that the homely virtues of whic King Solomon, Franklin, and Smilfj are the apostles have been the priiid pal creators of Jewish affluence power. Tho prudence which confin expenditure within the limits of come, the diligence which rejoices improving opportunity, the far sigh edness which deposits money where will do the most good,, and the pron which is held to be as binding as . legal contract are the chief factors fortune with them as with all The Lest proof of the moral sta of the Hebrews is to be found in .. relatively low percentage of their nun her in prisons and reformatories. Onl two murderers, it is said, have sprun; from their ranks in 250 years. Drun' pnness is not a Jewish vice. Neitb is anarchism a Jewish insanity. . subjects 'disavow and even revile Judi ism.— Century. Tho Average AVo'nmn. How many who use the term "nva ago woman" know what it implt Ihysically it means that she woi« about 117 pounds, and that, if . American, she is somewhat taller thai 5 feet 1 inch. Observations taken the French academy relative to average height of 1,107 Frenchwomi without shoes, show it to be much. Dr. Sargeant, from 1,835 servations, concludes that the Aracri can woman is nearly two inches tall than the average daughter of Franc and Dr. Gallon, un Englishman, in' measurements, found that the woniei ot Groat Britain are the tallest of three, they exceeding Miss Columb by fully half an inch. In the matt* f>t weight, though, American feminisf ity.is slightly -ahead, though the " ures ure not given. A Good One on Papa. There is u • have collected ou or story told of a veten night editor, who,"for some reason, a couple of days olf. For years he reached hi.s home at about 6 oVIot-k UK; morning, slept until lute in afternoon, juul been obliged to rus).< lo bis work. His chiltiren n tit unl? saw but lit.loot' him. On this oc« sum he found it nccessury to con his youngest daughter for some grant breach of discipline. ThocU rushed to her mother, Hushed dignation: ."Mamma," she exclaimed,' t wiv whiskers that sleeps here d paukcd wv."—J)rutcSs Magazine. In Ireland only one s'-.- ' i" known. It is an indi»-en;u--.: ^ clover, which trails alon^ ;. ,' among the grass iu nH. trefoil leaves are not m i fourth l-husisso of the sin . America, and are mini without any of the br...,.., Wiitc and pink clovers.

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