The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 20, 1893 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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. THE UPPE1 J DES MOINES ALGOJSA IOWA AVfiDNESDA SEPTEMBER 20, 18M. WifH A ROSEBUb, Thlsfaif rosebud, Elsie,-sex Gathered by my b:ind tot the?, While the morning yet was new, And its leaves all wot with dew. 3t may die—but if for theo, "Who would not tho rosebud be? .fihiill I tell thso to my thought Whom its fresh young boauty brought? "Conscious 1h3n in turn to thee It can bring no thought of mo. Ily this token know, youns midil, tfosobuds arc not all that fade. \Vou!dst thou quite teikn',.', if told, That I WHS not always old'; Yot the floworct prithew tail 3 ; Wear it for the fever's aake. "Though it breathe to tho?, in sooth, But of be:mty, now and youth, When it fades inlo the su:ir, It may then suggest me, dear. —Century. The Actor's Story, BY .TOJIIV COMCIUAIV. Dundee. Alas! tho postilions were j the stern sculling away, dtart drunk — the horses dead beat j over, merely Said: and lame besides. Obviously there was nothing for it but to wait Ho walked by the shore and tried to cool his fevered brain in vain. Then he turned into the inn. Flora was already up. rosy as her namesake. Dan'I. how- ••Jt's juat a sinful waste or powder and shot, to say novmng of misprison for manslaughter. Bide a wee! Ho'll be glad to let her drift in by and by!" .So saying, he unyoked a pair of horses, and desiring the postillions to and hungry as a hunter. No bread- ' follow with the coach, he and M'Al- and-butter miss this, but :i woman—a ! lister rode leisurely along the side of CHAPTER 111—CONTINI; ED. Tho girl sprung from her bed and confronted him, with her teeth set and her eyes a-glare. Then, folding her arms, she said, "Cut awa', but de'il a word you'll get out o' Jeannie." ••Curse you, then; take that—and that!" roared tho infuriated father, as he sont the whip writhing; into her tender Ho.-ih. Fortunately tlio girl had thrown herself upon tho bod in her elothcs. a circumstance to which she probably owed her life. Mad with rage. M'Allister plied tho Whip until she dropped senseless. Then Ueempstor intervened. ]t's no uso whipping a dead dog," said he. , "D —n her! there lot her lie! They're p;ono north by tho mail; we haven't a moment to loose. I'll gang and see tho horses ready while you get dressed." Half an hour later a coach and four horses, with two postilions, were at tho door. Both men examined the priming of their pistols, both filled their llasks with spirits, then oft they wont through tho night and tho darkness. When tho chase commenced tho lovers had barely two hours' start; their destination was St. Andrews. Immediately on their arrival they were to be married by a young clergyman, a friend at?d fellow-student of Curiy's. As they sped through the night, what were ruin, storm or tempest to them? Their arms clasped round each other, their kisses on each other's lips—they were in heaven!' The horses were strong and well trained, tho postilions were wiry and indefatigable—on, on they wont, little dreaming that thoy were being already hotly pursued. At last dawn struggled over the Grampians. It was a dull, gray morning, the rain still came drizzling down, and the sun strove in vain to emerge from the misi.. What mattered that? .The lovo in their hearts made sunshine enough to illuminate the universe. Imagine his consternation when ho discovered that he had .arrived not at Dundee, where he intended to cross the Firth of Tay '.at IJ roughly ferry, but at a miserable fishing village miles and miles higher up in tho direction of Perth! Tho truth was. after changing horses at Forfar tho poor postilions, soaked •through and through, half blinded by the rain and sleet, and wholly fogged 'by tho too frequent potations of ••mountain dew,'' had ta'.-:cii a wrong turning and lost their way in the •dark. ' To reach Dundee was now impossible, for the horses wcro thoroughly blown, and tho postilions refused to budge another foot. To make matters still plcasanler, the .storm, which had lulled for a moment. now burst into a hurricane, the sea leaped mountains high, and at this point tho Hrlh was absolutely impassable. They'must wait the cessation •of the storm. Alas! thai waiting! If they were only on the other side, tho holy words once said, all the fathers and lovers in the world could not unsay them. Anyhow. Ihero was no help for it, so they rested all that day at tho village inn. It was a day of doubts and fears—a •day of delicious hopes and desperate .anxieties. With all poor (.urly's follies he hud tho heart of a man and tho instincls of a gentleman. Al"though ho had told the innkeeper that Flora and he were man and wife, yet, lost tho broalh of slander should hero- .ufler lain I her name, he slept that At tho sound he and turned pale. , my love!'" in- true, large-hearted woman—with a well-balanced mind enshrined in a well-balanced body. She was elate and confident; he was feverish and anxio'us. The breakfast, which consisted of an abundance of fish, fresh from the sea an hour ago. a dish of ham and cirgs. and delicious fresh bannocks and butter, lay untouched before Curly. As for Flora, she had the healthy appetite of young, fresh, vigorous womanhood, and was not ashamed of it. She did ample justice to the simple faro. Ho couldn't tasto a morsel, and called for whiskey. She looked on with wondering eyes, astonished, and it must be confessed, not over pleased. When ho had got a dram or two down he began to pick up a litllo, and irifled with tho breakfast, but it was in vain. Ho became fretful and irritable; every sound disconcerted him—the waiters' footsteps in the passage, tho creaking of the door, tho whistling of the wind. All at once, as if by magic, tho storm ceased, the sea became en 1m as a mill-pond. Tho ferryman came bustling in. "Tho ferry was a' richt the noo. If tho lady and tho Bhentlemens would like to cross, David would bo ready for them in twa minutes." Curly became radiant; in fact, became the young hero Flora's fancy had painted him. Recovering his appetite, he attacked the breakfast vigorously. As he did so tho clatter of horses' hoofs and tho roll of distant carriage wheels were heard, started to his feet, ••What's the matter quired Flora. ••Nothing," he replied. "Nothing, darling, nothing; only I'm not quito myself this morning. Slip on your hat and cloak, dearest, while I settle the bill." t-o saying, ho rang the bell, and Flora left tho room to prepare for her departure. The doddering old landlady came creeping along like a, and snail-like departed to make out her bill. Meanwhile the souad of the approaching carriage wheels got nearer. "Gracious Clod!" ho exclaimed, "should it be—!' How long is this horrible old woman going to make out her beastly bill? How long is Flora, going to be? She might be getting herself up for presentation at court!' At last the bill came, and was paid —at last Flora had completed her hasty toilet. Tho sbunds were getting nearer, Tho farmer was ready and waiting. A moment more, and—• Leaving tho house rapidly, and hurrying down toward the ferry, some three hundred yards distant, they i stepped on board tho boat. At that moment a carriage and four horses, in a "lather of sweat," galloped like mad round the corner of the hill immediately overhanging tho beach. Two men jumped out, Tho one roared in a voice of thunder, "Hold there! Co mo back, or by I'll shoot the pair of you." Flora sprang before her lover like i a lioness defending her young, and called out: ^,... r _ ".Shoot uin first, then!" In his rage M'Allistor fired, and would certainly havo killed her had not Deempster struck up his hand. Ho then called out to the ferryman, "Ho; you there, David Donaldson! You kon mo; I'm Dan'I Dcempstor, of Stralhmines, You see those?" and he flourished a handful of greasy pound notes. "They arc yours if you put buck and land those two. 1 ' I There was a moment's pause, and ! tho ferryman remained irresolute. j Then Curly produced a handful of I sovereigns and forced them upon | him. whispering: j "All vours now, and as much more the Frith, keeping pace with tho boat. Despite all Curiy's efforts, although she drifted down toward tho sea, it was all ho could do to keep her from running ashore into tho very arms of tho enemy. Flora was for going out upon the chance of either landing at Dundee or of boing picked up by some ship in tho otting. All the strength was leaving his body, but all tho courage remained strong in her heart. ••Lei us go out to soil, darling." she said. "Wo can only die, and belter death than life without you!" At length they were opposite a small lishing village. The fishermen who were mending their nets in front of their cottage* sprung to their feet, and stood horror-stricken at tho sight of tho frail skiff and the two helpless creatures drifting out to destruction. Alow, moaning sound camo over tho water; the boat trembled beneath thorn. Curly knew what that signified; so did tho fishermen; so did Deempster. "It means." replied Deempster, •that if they aro not ashore in ten minutes no power on earth can save them. She's gamo to go down—1 can seo it in her eyes; but that whito livcrod hound hasn't Iho pluck to go through with it. They'll bo ashoro in live minutes!" Tho fellow was right. Poor Curly ••had not the pluck" toseo Iho woman he loved dearer than his own life go down to death before his eyes whilo ho had tho power to save her. Ho therefore gradually suffered tho boal to drift ashoro. The moment before thoy landed she said, "Kemember, I'm your wife, darling—your wife. Tell them that ant thoy will not dare to part us'." Now, of course. Curly know that the statemenl that ho made to tho innkeeper, combined with certain corroborating circumstances, would constitute them, according to Scotch law, really man and wife. But ho loved her too well to suffer the shadow of shame lo fall upon her. [TO I3E CONTINUED.] AN AMUSING EXPERIMENT SOME HUMOKOUS MKihNGP.'^J fK'S imifillT SIDE AS t»KIMCTKl> 11V T111J Ml MOIUSTS. 5:m« .Tnlin»nn Ha«l n I'ntiaccit for ."Minn .ll Ihi'* Joalonsj-— licit I nix '< Done—Six Yriir* AI'H-I—lit- Vi nnti-.d tile .Illv;. I was talking with a colored hack Iriver about gcUiny: over to Mr.-iylon vhen along cam'.' a young woman, who topped short to exclaim: "Oh. hoah yo 1 nr, oh? i was jest ookin' (ur yo'." '•Mawniif. Aliss Julia." replied tho nan, as he scraped and liowotl. j , U . V] j, Il( j "Doaii do no mo' bowiif an' senipin' j fused again, i me, Sam Johnson!" she said as sin rvMtion. I had lo a ranch and was to make the trip in a wajiun. as I li.-ut sonic household efTec-ls to take 1 along, iuclud- in.u a jut: eif whiskey. Some niissiim- arie.'S wore »MMttoued ill. my starting place, and one of them rcvomiueiided as my escort an Indian named "William IVnn. a good Indian, and one who was active in the Sunday school, lie didn't look it. but his recommendations were! excellent, anil I ai'i'epted him. In Hie stable, before leaving, 1 offered him a drink of whiskey from my llask, as the day was very cold, but he grunted anil shook his heMcl. I oll'ereil it to him Mgiiln. just sifter his friend, the udssion- i ii ry. my am dis- she when wo land on tho other side!" David hesitated no longer; he pocketed the gold, and sung oul with a laugh. "Heigh. Strnthnunes, a bird in the hand is worth twa in the bush; paper is guid, but gold is better!" ••Ily, mon," replied Deempster, ••but lead goes farther than either in a pinch like this! See that, noo!" As he spoke he fired, and hit tho side of the rowlock nearest to him, com- at the ferry-house, or rather hu i tried to sleep, for he could scarcely I •close his eyes for impatience and anxioty. As for Flora, she slept and •dreamed she was in Klysium. . ... Meanwhile the iralo father and tho P lolcl >' carrying H away, .angry lover encountered midway on ! tho journey to Inverness Mr. Ballan- j £,yne. factor to tho J.uke of Athol. who i was riding post haste to Aberdeen. He had como by the direct route on iho highway, and had changed horses where the mail stopped two hours before. Tho fugitives wcro not among lh§ passengers, of thai ho was ;juito certain, and it would havo been impossible for them to have reached Inverness by any other conveyance Without his encountering thorn on tho ;»oad. More than that ho bud been j,t tho theater tho night previous. Naval EngiigumiMit Imitated by Mean o)' Chalk and Viui'giir. Tho amusing experiment of a lilli putian naval battle can bo made will white chalk and the ordinary tabli vinegar. Model, say, a dozen chunk of chalk lo the resemblance of ships planing the bottoms evenly, and using matches for masts, smokestacks and turrets. Tho rival forces you can distinguish by coloring the enemy's ships with black ink. leaving your own white. Having placed them in a pan or plate close to an imaginary dividing line, pour a good quantity of vinegar between tho chalk sticks. Instantly you will hear an audiblo'seelh- ing. like the hissing of shells in actual warfare, while tho ships as if pulling up steam will bea'in to move forward in slow revolutions, leaving behind them streaks of foam such as are observed in the wake of moving vessels. When meeting at thedividingline they will have attained quito a respectable speed, bumping and cu'llng together in Iho endeavor to push ono another furthest from the dividing line. Tho cnangcmcnt often proves an exciting ono. Of course the side has won which has tho larger number of ships nearest tho confer after the affray. The chemical solution of this seething mystery is quito simple, explains Harper's Young People. , Chalk being largely carbon- combines with tho acid of the vinegar in carbonic acid, the same gases that cause tho effervescence of most mineral waters. The gases rise to tho tuifaco of tho vinegar in small bubbles of suilieiont strength to cause the current which turns the chalk. •Since the patriotic youth will want to seo tho American boats win, it will be well for him to remember that the bo-it quality of chalk contains the largest portion of carbon. It will also prove of advantage to piano the chalk carefully, so as lo permilit to glido easily. waved her right arm through the- air. 'When I has dim fouiu! a pusson out, hit eanils it will me!" "What's de mailer. Miss Julia?" "What's de matter? Didn't. I dun <ee yo' last idle will da I lOva.iigelino laekson hsmgin' on yo'r sirm?" "Ueckon yo' iuli;ht. but yo' see " "Xultin' yo' kin say will change my mind! From ells iiiinit yo' am free! Ham Johnson, 1 tear yo' from heart!" 'Shoo! Does chit menu we engaged?" •It do. sah!" 'And hain't we gwlne lo gel next fall?" 'No. sah!" 'Shoo! Yo' see, -Miss .liliia. I '('nil me Miss I lender-urn, sah!" haughtily replied. "Yo 1 see. Miss llelidersoil, 1 jent hsl|> pelieil lo meet up wld lOvangeline .hick- sun on de street, an' belli' " "Was yo' spokiii' to me, sah?" she iu- lerninted. "Of eo'se I was. You si'i 1 , Miss Julia, I was .jest. " "False hearli'd man, farewell!" she exelaimad :is she swept down tlii 1 street with erect carrisiKe and haughty Hie 1 ]'. ""Well, you've lost that girl IVr sure," J said to the hiiekmau MS we both slnrc-cl after her. "Haw, haw, haw! Hut yo' doiin' dun unilersland cull'cl women!" he laughed MS he picked up his line*. "What yo' reckon she kicked up all dill ru'i 'bout?" "About KvaiiKcline Jackson." "No, sab. It. war about Kviiiigcltno Jackson's bangle, which e'ost; lo cents. I'll tftko a lin-ecnt bangle 1 up to Miss Julia dls eaveniu', suid wictin ten min- ils nr'.er I hit de cabin her aiifA'elie hesid will !;e reposin' on my manly breast, an' I'll dun drive yo' ober lo Uniyum I'oi- .?-!." me good-bye, and he re- •\fter we had been oil the 1 way MII hour I felt chilly and took out | the tlask and a small glass. The Indian i looked nt. it wislfully as I poured it i down. I didn't think he wanted any, but I handed him the glass. "I'Kh," he firnuloil, with n vigorous shake of the head: "me no Sunday i school scholar; gimme ju.u."«-D»U'oit I in T/hon tin apology was made for Curly, Who had been announced, strangely enough, for the part of Tangent in "The Way to (Jet Married." It was .alleged by Johnston that "Mr. Camp- boll'had disappeared at a moment's molice, and gone no man knew •whither." With curses both loud and deepM'Al- 'lister and Deempster retraced their iStepa and returned to Aberdeen in •company with Hallantyne; then •changing horses, they turned their .faces toward Ihe south. CIiyU'TKK IV. On the Track. After a night of horrors Curly arose •with thosun and rushed to the window. ThP'.sea was still raging furiously. Tho ferryboat was a mere cockle .•shcil; 'twould bo sheer madness to "•try " 10 pusstii/o till the storm abated. Then he wont to look up tho pos- •tilions and the -horsos. to see if i', <wi>ro .possible to g«V w u* far as •Xow, David, my mannio," he continued, "bo advised; for if i lire again 1 shall put a bullet in your shoulder as sure as my name is Dan'I Deempsler." There was an awkward pause, then tho ferryman replied, ••Say nacmuir! say nae nmir, Strath- mines! Knough is as guid as a feast; I'm comin' back." So saying, with a sudden and dexterous movement, ho swung the boat round and headed her for tho shore. Ho had reckoned, however, without Flora, who was sitting behind him in tho stern. With a movement as sudden and as dexterous as his own, she plucked tho fellow from his seat, down camo his head athwart tho gunwale, and there ho lay. stunned and senseless. Unfortunately in tho struggle ono of the oars was unshipped and fell overboard,. where it drifted out of reach. Curly, who was a capital boatman, seized the remaining oar and tried to scull out to sea. The ferry was only two or three miles wide. If wind and tide served it was a mere nothing; but unfortunately the tide was going but. and the wind dead ia his teeth. At first his skill and strength slood him in good stead. The prospect of the reward nerved his arm and-gave him added power—on tho one side, love, life, happiness; on the other, ah! lie didn't like to think of that! Flora encouraged him with sweet and ten dcr words, whilo M'Allister raved liko a maniac, and had it not been or L'aumster, would most certainly have shot the young man, who presented a templing murk us he stood at VVorrio* UK: .\iKlior.s. The position of the body during literary composition has always been a mailer of great concern to authors. Charles Kingsloy and numerous other writers of distinction found that their ideas ilowed more freely when they stood on their feet slowly pacing tho room, whilo one eminent composer did his best work silling bolt upright in a gilded drawing-room chair, at- lircd in his linesl clolhing."Jund an American pool of note rests on his spine, his feet high in the air, to write his most enjoyable On this point Dr. Lander lirunton has mado some investigations that entitle him to tho world's gratitude, for ho thinks that ho has thereby discovered tho secret of having ideas at will. In tho course of his experiments ho placed himself in various positions, and found that his mental activity was greatest when ho lay flat on a table. Then ideas bubbled up in his mind, liy and by ho thought that, as ho waa doing so well in a reclining position, he might sit up, but it would not do. "The moiiiont " says tho do"tor, "thai J raised my head my mind became an niter blank; so I put my head down again flat on tho table and finished my arliclo in that po sition." The Advirp Was 1'oUoiyoil, Minister—My advice has all been thrown away on that bmuggins boy. His Wife—Hut the boy is following your advice. "How so'r"' , "lie's throwing 1 himself away," I'l-t Kl-Olll till- me and small .Tiiiinile—Oh, sir a few pennies? Me fsulcr's mo nnulder's sick nbecl wid^len e-hildrcn's. Tin de ohles', an' '' Country 1'sirson—Don't, cry, my boy. Don't cry- Here's u dollar for you. rut your trust, iu heaven, my boy: put. your' trust, in heaven lo-ihiy and you'll come on I all right. 1'un (blowing hard)— Ta-ra-m boom de ly, tM-ra-rn boom ! ! ! A Plidii livery-Day oft':—Judge. GfllillK 1C l>on<-. " .It's strange I can't gel my wil'o to mend my clothes," remarked Mr. lirUlio disgustedly. "I asked her lo sew the buttons on this vest this morning anil she 1 hn-i never touched it." 11 You asked her'.'" observed Mr Nor- rls, Vi'lth a slight' shrii^f of his shoulders. "Yes. AYhal else should I do'.'" "You haven't been married very IOIIK, and perhaps you'll lake a pointer from me," remarked .Mr. >:orris, with a fatherly air. "Never ask a woman to mend anything. That's fatal." "Why, what do you mean'.'" "Do as I do. When I want to have a slii7t mended, for instance, 1 lake it in. my hainl and hunt up my wH'e. 'Whore's that: rag bag, Mrs. Norris,' i demand lie»fely. " 'SYhal. do you waul (he ray bag for.'' she says suspiciously. • " '1 want )o throw lids shirt away. It's u!.l worn out,' I reply. " 'Let me see It,' she demands. "liltI 1 put tin- garment behind my back. " 'Xo, my dear.' I answer. 'There is no use of your attempting to do anything with It. It needs ' •""'i.'.M me see it,' she reiterates. "'But it's all worn oul, 1 tell you." " 'Now, John, you s'ive me that shirt!' says In her must peremptory tones. I lie wiriiient. N'orrisV she cries, with This is a perfectly needs is ' And Patsy-Say, straight lip de dat was. .liimnle—"Dal may lie, I'alsy, dsit may be, but I never heard ol' de lie must, be :M Ciillenburg skate 1 . Tatsy—Never you iiiinil, Jinnnie; If he's booked lo win, play, him oven ii' he's si lobster! Kc-;>< (UN Wuril. AHired in a morning robe of delicate lace she heeded not Ihe bitter tears that chased esic-h other along Hie bridge- of! her nose anil splashed upon 'he fried ejj-fj;.-! that, lay with the sunny side uji before her. Regret fully her glance rested on her huslmnd, who sal. In his dressing-gown anil nervously phtyed with ais spoon. "No, Aimsdiel," he was snyiug, "1 do not care for any ol' Ihe baking powder liiscuH you buildcd with your own hanils." A short gasp stirred her bosom. 'TlMlitiWliet," she faltered, "ilid you not say before we were. 1 married---" A. sob temporarily choked her utler- suice. "—th—that, you would gladly die for me?" He slarled anil turned pnl/. "Did I say that?" he eagerly de- niaiidi'd. "You did, I'liinliigenet." "Annabel," he said, iu n hollow voice, "I urn a. man ol! my word. Can 1 trouble you to pass me those bilking powder biscuit? Thiink you. And without another word he courted death. Detroit Tribune 1 . THE SNAKE WOULDN'T TURN. They II:nl Mini In ;i I.iilfm "nil Wcro (it)lu? to I'*p Him. Ill the fall of lS,Si> I was sent from an F.astom firm to Colorado to superintend the erection o! a saw mill to an old one. which wan destroyed by lire. Kverything went on nicely anil the mill was in running order in about two weeks, with the.' exception of :i counter shaft, to run tha planer and the matcher, which was missing. To send to tho factory would take not le.-s thnn two weeks and we eame to the conclusion to cut u piec« off the old lino shaft mid turn it up onrsolvo?. as wo had an old hit ho standing next to the boiler and engine. The weather of the last month was dry and very warm, but at sunset that day a heavy snow-storm sot in and the thermometer dropped to zero. The next morning we sent our engineer to get one of those old lino shafts, but found them covered with snow and ice. At last he succeeded in getting hold of a piece about eight feet long. It measured about two inches in ilianu-ter, somewhat thicker in the centre and tapered at one end. We needed only live feel, so wo sent for a sledge and chisel to cut off tho right length. Ono stroke and oil" How the thin part. 1 told the mon this kind of iron would not do, but tho engineer said .ill iron would break like this in zero weather: it soon would be all right if it came into tho lathe next to tho boiler, lie took Iho shnft over to the vise and centered HSinio, and from there, to the lulho, put the steady rest in position and • tried to turn it to the right side, but sill in vain. As said above, tho latho was located near the boiler, a warm place; the ice had melted during tho time, and the shaft got softer and softer, and the tool would not cut at all. At this moment the proprietor of the 1 place stopped in and. sowing his man running tho lathe as'ced him what ho was going 10 do. "I am trying to turn a shaft for our planer, but I never ssvw a piece of iron, liko this. First it was as hard as glass, but as soon as it got. warm it turnea soft, and is getting sofler all tho time." The proprietor took a step forward just in time to see the. 1 two end* drop out of the center, but hold iu the middle by tho steady rest, showing several different colors. Tho pronrietor w<is an old man anif had for many yours lived in Colorado, and ono glance convinced him that his engineer had taken a rattlesnake for a piece of iron, cut off: the tail, and put the balanco in tho lathe to turn same oil' fora counter shaft. The snake was not hanging on tho rest longer than a minute when it commenced to whirl around to free itself. AH tho men ran, and the snake sifter them until somebody killed it with a club. Wo asked for tho tail, which by this time had also thawed, and found fifteen rattles on same. The engineer swore ho never would look for another piece of iron on a day like that in Colorado. The ll'-iul of I In- lloiiHf. ISook Agent —Is the boss ol! the' house in? Husband (who has responded to tho ring of the door bell)—I uness so. 1 j heard my wife- say that she was in. i "Oh! the boss of Ihe house is * I lady';*' "Yes, our servant girl. 1 guess you she "1 ham! over " -Why. John womanly triumph. good shirt. All it •ii she nu-nds it." — UrooUlyu -Life. Ill- AYtiul'.-d lliu "Suine years ago," said tho story Idler, "I was ou. West pu'i or near, a'u will Illlil her in the 1 liaseinelil (io down Ihe flight of stairs left, (iood morning." A I.iic-U ii'i .SpiU'C. kitchen. to your (lusslc—Aw, mo deah i'cllah, what's tho imittah with your head? Clarence — Aw—why—ur—J someli^vt got nil iileah in mo head this—aw— inawiihx', tuid there don't uppeah to have been any mvovlsloii'uuulo iu mo head fnw It, SITTING BULL. How II" anil Hi* YV'nrriiirs Wore) .Scared Oul <)!' n TliDiilru. Fifteen years ago times were lively in Dakota and Fargo was a booming town of \~, '):)!) people. Half a dozen theatrical enterprises were in full blast and a seventh manager opened a. new house, the miigniliooneo of which far oulshono thowo, of its competitors. The thoaler was to bo opened Monday evening, and that morning the train from tho West brought tho great Sioux chief, Sitting Hull, with a , small parly of Indians who wore oil route tu Washington to seo tho (Ireiit Father. Tho now management secured tho aUomlaneo of the warriors for the opening <>f the house, and the hundreds of "tenderfoot" who had never yut seen a roAl Indian, in war paint paid fabulous prices for Heats, The closing feature of tho program was un act performed by a female trapeze portarmer who was advertised to possess wonderful strength in hoi- jaws, says Kate Field's Washington. The stage manager announced that she. would hang suspended from the trapexo bar by her knees and support u heavy cannon by her teeth while it was discharged. At the sight, of the cannon Sitting Hull and his men began to show signs of un- oasinoss. Thoy shifted about in their soats nervously. Two men lifted tho cannon and left it dangling from tho woman's jaws. Tho niu'/./.lo of the. weapon swung on a level with tho Indians' headdress. Silting Hull and his warriors by this time had become extremely nervous. They looked at each other inquiringly, as if th'-'y suspected that they had been drawn into a trap, and wui'o to be dolibersitoly slaughtered. They jabbered at each other excitedly ami two or three times so far forgot their stoicism a.s to look over their shoulders. Finally every tiling was in readiness, tho stage manager stepped back, gavo tho string that ho held a jork, there, was a llu^h and a roar and out of tho cloud of smoke that shot into tho parquet Sitting Hull and his warriors sprang, wildly shouting as they mado their way down tho aisle.', striking madly right and left with tho long-stemmed stone pipes which they carried. No attempt was made by tho audience to stop the Indians, who mado their way outside, and didn't stop running until they reached tho hotel. For once, tho fearless uhiuf of thp Sioux wus unnerved. An U.\oi'l>ti<>!i. ,Si 10 —For my part, I like to strive loiva thing-aunt win LtVand not havo it drop i,n my lap... .Don't 1 yuu agree with ino, Mr. Dobspn?" •<>•-. Ho—YP-CB—unless it's tlio that I am courOmg.— Judge. <4*tb^?< tuVAtV, -tfi'

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