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'' ; ' seem iw> leaves dud blossoms good, F<* nil that they be fashioned fair. tfr* took up, at last, we see 1 a glimmer of the open light, Prt>m o'er the place where we would be The* grow the very brambles bright. 1 * ' Uo how, amid our day of strife, With many a matter glad we play, When once we see the light of life Gloam through tine tangle of to-day. "—Boston Beacon. The Actor's Story, COMSittAN. ''' CHAPTER VII—CONTINUED. One day Elspeth M'Diarnild and her husband came over to see how he Was getting on. The old woman had brought him d handful of primroses Which She had plucked herself from the burnside." . "Although he had no actual recollection, of her, some liner instinct, tfhich took the place of memory, drew him toward her, and he said "Kiss mo. mother." As she did so, Elspeth's heart Birred within her at tho thought of her hoy fighting in the wild Mahratta wars far away, and a tear fell on the lad's brow as she turned from him in silence. As she was leaving the infirmary with Sandy whom should she encounter at the door but Jamieson, who had just returned from rehearsal. "Sandy, •Sandy!" the old woman said, or rather screamed. "Look at tho laddie, the Tbownie laddie! I ha'e seen him thrice by day and thrice by nicht front to front wi' yon rnuckle beast with tho corbies beak, and the evil een. Yunco in the kickyard, ynnce in the glen, »n' yance in the granite street. Twice afoot and yance a horseback—yance band to hand—yance .wi 1 the bluidy brand.!' the air. I see them the noo —and. it's aye the same by day and nicht Oh! Ay! Ay! Oh! I've dreed my weird!" And down she fell. Willie came up to help her, and when she recovaretl. which she did very soon, he inquired of tho old man the meaning of this extraordinary scene.. ••Why, you see, sir," said Sandy. ••the guidwife has a wee bit of second sight. It has been in the bluid of her forbears for generations, an' she's just mljpd him wi' our ain Donald, •who's in ,the Black Watch fichtinp' out yon'er for the queen, God bless her!" Jamieson's curiosity was aroused, so he told the old people that he was Curly's friend and brother, coaxed them into his lodgings, got them to •eat and. drink, and then, in the fullness ..of.- their heart?, they told him all they knew of the business the'Oth- er side of the water, and their suspicions about Deernpster. It seems iliat in some abnormal condition of trance or vision the old woman had seen Strathmines strike the blow at Ciirly.^:'; At :any rate ner recognition of Willie, ,whom' she had never seen Tje r ore, was to say the least of it, very .'Strange, and her premonition of some • encounter between him and Doempster was stranger still. When they parted. ,her last words were: ••Beware the white horse and the •whip—the whip with tho thonj?- at the tai.', an'the prongs, o' buckthorn at the head. Strike 'lirst, and strike haine, laddie!" • That was the first and the last Willie saw of Elspeth M'Diarmid and her husband, but he had occasion to remember her words later on. CHAPTER VIII. Parting of Orestes and Pylaclei Ciirly's recovery now was a mere question of time. One day Ur. Dixon .said to Jamieson: ••I think your friend may leave tho .hospital in a week or so. but you must be very careful with him. Above all things keep him from drink. I fear he has a tendency that way, and any •outburst of that description may prove fatal; certainly to his -reason, probably to his life! Keep him from it, for •God's sake!" ••With God's help I'll do my best." rsaM Willie. At the end of the week he took his poor friend to his lodgings, and tended him as if, indeed he had been the little brother he had lost 60 long ngo. As for Curly, lie accompanied Willie daily to rehearsal, went with him at night to the theatre, assisted him to dress, followed him to the wings, trotted about after him like u dog. It was more beautiful to note the devotion of these men to each other—more beautiful and more touching even Chan the love of woman. Warned by former experience, JTamleson was careful never again to yefer to Flora, and Curly n^ver even mentioned her name, so henceforth the subject was tabooed between them- As to what passed through that tortured brain and wounded heart noue knew but God himself. .Let us hope that God helped him to .bear his burden. J)p. Dixon was unremitting in his /attentions, but he wes stern in hH .discipline, ood wouldn't permit his •patient any stimulant beyond a pint of light claret and two or three whiffs of tobacco daily. Of course Willie had to fall into the same regime to sei a good example. Curly 4>ad never smoked before. And the jiicotine weed soothed him exceedingly, At first he dreaded the idea 4l| acting again, but as he continued $p pajln health and strepgth a desire ${W «poa him to pJay for Willie's •"benefit. 1 ' lie kept the notion to Himself for some time; at last be took ipourage, and asked Dixon if he He .might, yeptere J>9 act was exactly the healthful stinm- that, the doctor desired, and be at eioV Curly ran stft??- a V°y once more, by both hands, and ij pjd^man,. I've got a ' doctor tfa ffiehfl, 1 be hanged!" WSplied Willie, "tfo, ydu shall play •ChaVles, Wy h«>th&P.' ,. Wfe'tl do the •School fct- Scandal!' eh, * rfoctorf Do you think it will be 166 Much for him?" "Douce a bit," replied Dixon. From this moment Curly r got better and better. T * ' t At length the night 6f Ihs benefit arrived, Willia's own dbtindant popularity, the romvlntic interest surrounding Curly's first appearance, and the known attachment of the two young fellows to Sficli other, com--, bined to this night the etfent of the season. The Bouse; &vaft full to overflowing, the •musician^ Mvere crowded out by the pittites, the overture Was played on the stage. After the first act tho poor orchestra was actually sent up to the "flies." Then the box people were drivon behind tho scenea and there they stood in the wings in sight of the audience. At length, in the last scene, the stage Itself was more thaii half filled, as in the old Elizabethan times, with the elite of this place, and when the tag was spokon, had it not boon for tho costumes, it would have been impossible to distinguish the actors from tbo audience. Curly never acquitted himself better. He had. taken a now lease of Hfo—his career was about to begin afresh. Willie, too, had distinguished himself admirably—indeed the comedy altogether was a great success. People crowded round the brothers, and began to congratulate them. The performance was destined to form an epoch in the lives of the young actors. It so happened that that very night the managers of the Koyal theatre. Drury Lane, and of the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, were amongst the auditors. Next morning Curly received an offer for tho ensuing season at Drury Lane, end Willie, was engaged as principal tragedian for the Theatre .Royal, Edinburgh. A month afterwards thoy took leave of their deiir old manager with many protestations of gratitude for past kindnesses, and wont on their way to their respective engagements, traveling as far as Edinburgh together. Before the coach started for London Willie'thrust a handful of coin upon Cuvly. It was half the amount of the Dundee 'cvcc-lit. The latter objected as he had a few pounds loft, but the other would take no denial, and so, with aching hearts and tearful oyes, Orestes and Pylades parted. CHAPTER IX. vf$5 Auld Reekie. To be principal tragedian in tho metropolis of his native land was a great honor for Jaraioson, and the little dingy theatre which stood at tho foot of the North Bridge, on tho site now occupied by the general poslof- fico appeared to his unsophisticated mini a palatial temple of tho drama. When ho reported himsolf to the manager that gentleman was dignified nnd even autocratic in demeanor. All he vouchsafed to say nt tho lirst interview was: "Kindly report yourself to the stago manager, sir, and hp will introduce you to the groon room. Tho young mau looked a little blank at this cool reception, but wisely remembering tho old adage, "When at Rome do as tho Romans do," ho bowed., himsolf out and sought tho stago manager. He found that worthy intrenched at his table on the stago, surrounded by tho prompter, the call boy, the scene painter, the carpenter, tho property man etc. The moment was not propitious for an introductioa so Willie biding his time, waiting in the prompt entrance, the quick oyo of the pompous official spotted him out, however, and without ceremony ho desired to know "What tho stranger wanted." "Theistranger" did not want self-respect, and he introduced himself. Mr. B. had been an officer in the army, and was a martinet Ho rose, however, bowed stiilly, and extending two fingers, snorted, "Glad to form your acquaintance, sir. This way, if you pleate." So saying he led the way. * As they approacAad, they heard tho sound of pleasant voices and ripples of laughter, but when poor Willie and hia escort- nwtf,redthe green-room (so-called because there was nothing green in it t except occasionally some verdant youngster) it might have been a Quaker's meeting house. There were about twenty gentlemen and ten or twelve ladies of all agos and completions all more or less styliah persons. Mr. B—merely said, "Ladies and gentlemen permit me to introduce) & gentleman who has come to join, us—Mr. Jamieson, from the Thdiitre Royal, Dundee." Every one bowod coldly, none more coldly than the ne»v-<?omer. The captain retired, and left Jamieson to make his way as best he could. Evidently the greenrnpca was not disposed to .offer him a cordial welcome, Theaters are vepy conservative institutions, ?und the corps dramaUque regarded the stranger as an interloper, and a possible trespasser pq '•vested interests." Thorn was a dead, silence. At last cf*e insolent young Kuppy. an incipient comedian who had been taking stock of Jamiesoa tbrpugh .his eyeglass, superciliously remarked; '•Dundoe! Ha! h'»! There is such q. place somewhere, I "* believe it is devoloft entirely to the manufacture pf jaarBjaladti,'!;' i • •Not entirely," replied Wiiliei ••They munufaOre men there occasionally." '• ' • > ' ' • ••Mea sir?" echoed .Young- JJopefuL "Yes, ?•)'! y£?y good men/ too, M con,tinue4 Willie, with ipp*>rturbable gravity; "b.ut th 6 ^ dqfa't venture to compete with ( the metropolis of tbp country m taa'ttUriufaeture of puppies." And. turning on bis heel h,e left the room. 'J'ne roar of laughter which fftilflwed -W* efcit to!4 faijg thi|ti sho| b4 «twk home. Members of the company, find1b# n« | Was as mddesVand tinasBuming aS ho 5 'could' OB pugttacitfu!'MM' >ston WaW'anteU beg&n "te , dame communicative, -atid finally celved him wl»h do'ttUality. Every day, and etfery flight, 'he' Visited tho greenroofa for a week ov tdh day^, but no' s'iga' of his niimd appeared in any of mb casts. At lask up wont ' 'Tho Millet and His Men," and he found Himself down for Grind- off- Then Master Willie did a very rude tiring. "Before, all Israel" he smashed tho pane Of glass in the cast case, to6k out the cast, of "The Millet 4 and His Men," tore it in piecoss put It in the'fire and stirred it up with the poker.' •' • • imagine if you can the consterna^ tion of the .court of St. Petersburg upon Ivan Ivanovitsch, ensign in the imperial guard, Walking into the awful presobco of the auto- cf'at of all the Russias, and tearing up, under his very nose,' the las.t im- p^rial ukase. Then you may form some idea of the consternation of the Edinburgh greenroom at this act of unparalleled audacity. At this moment the stage manager entered 1 to pat up tho call for the rehearsal of ••The Miller and His Men" on the following day. The gallant captain was as much astonished us tbo rest when Jamieson said, very quietly, "You can spare yourself the trouble of putting up that call, captain; I shall not bo lioio. Make, my compliments to Mr. M , and say I don't play GrindolTs, or melodramatic ruffians of that description. It was distinctly understood that I was to open in Hamlet, and I open in that part and no other. If I don't hear from you before 11 o'clock to-morrow morning I'm ofl to London by the mail. Good-evening, sir; good oven- ing, ladies and gentlemen." The moment he left the room tho placo wtis all alive with eagerness and expectation. Old M ruled his people with a rod of iron. Tho means of communication with England were so few, and tho journeys so .expensive, that tlie.majority of the company had to grin and bear tho managerial caprice, however unjust it might bo. No one ac yet had the pluck to ' 'boll the cat," hence everybody ; regarded Willie as the champion of tbo company. ! The stage mariagor pulled'his white mustache. '.. ' ' [ ' : ,, ; _ i [TO BE CONTINUED. ] „.. I MUTUAL CONFIDENCE. Tho Importance ul' Touching; Children to Speak tho Truth. The perfect confidence between mother and child which should exist will not continue if tho child finds that tho mother's promises or threats are unfulfilled, says tho Orange Judd Farmer. If a child is told that unless he sits still while guests are present ho will bo punished when they are go«B, and then this is not usually done as promised, or as is ofton tho case tho punishment is deferred until tho promise is forgotten, the offender will naturally soon form a habit of dis- obodienco which it is almost impossible to break. ' There is a criminal habit of affixing a penalty for wrong doing which is illy proportioned to the offense. For example: "If you do so and so, I will cut off your ears, " or J/ho like, dono with the intention of; forcing instant obedience, is apt to' load to just- tho opposite elToct. Be- Bidos destroying tho confidence of 'children in the parent, thoy will ipoon diverge farther and farther from truthfulness, and a;:y and do things which they know to bo wrong, without .reflecting on the consequences. No orio, especially no mother, should evor mako n promise to a child which she does not expect to fully carry out. Children arc so impressible in all their younger years that their lives reflect tho influences of those about them. If lying and deceit are practiced towards thorn, thoy will soon imbibe tho baneful influences, and all fhoir after lives may bear the painful impress of this early teaching. AMkliig too HI u oil, Said Judge Duffy to a convicted malefactor: , ••It has boen proven that you burglarized a houso. stole a ham, and forged another man's name to a note." "May be so." "You have also been sailing under tho false name ot Smith, McMullen, Goodrich and Perkins while you were committing your crimes." ••Well, judge, you needn't expect mo to allow my own honest name to be mentioned in connection with such villainies and dragged through tho mire." — Texas Sittings. Short on Countryman — By gosh, them suspenders air loo short. They pull my pants up so tight I can't work my legs. Haven't you got longer suspen, ders? Mose Schaumburg — Mine fren, you va^h mistaken. Dose susbenders vash de \ongest kind imborted goots. You keep close susbenders, und shoost you puys for dree dollar und a half a bair of bants, vat comes down raor$ on dor ground, und dot vill fit do»u iin- broted braces. —Texas Siftingg, 'Clio VOPCO of Habit. Foreman of Boiler Shop^U'he work. men is all kickin' on the ne^f map, tie makoj too much noise at his work Superintendent — Well, I Suppose we'll have to fire him. J was afraid of that, too. It shows that habit is everything. •Foreman — Why, what did he dp before you hired him? Superintendent — He was a hotel waiter. A HI ere gutter of Justice. • -But. doctor, don't you think your bill ia pretty eteep?" - "No, madam, considering how sick your husband -was," ••But d,earrn$ y^u jet him die." , • Of course I 44 There's the difficulty It Mi-is »£ pr9fes6jooal rep.(p, lja.y$ a Ratjepji THE GREAT FARMS At , LARIMORE, Thfcy Sec ITortyJtove lleerlns; Cts, M (In n 0(1 by 1(50 l\tcn, Moving in the Slime IMrectlOn nt the Same Time, • Forty-five Deci-ing Twine binders, forming -a procession half a mile in length and steadily, moving 1 through a waving sea of. wheat — such was the sight that greeted the foreign commissioners to the World's Fair during tlieir Decent famous visit to the bonanza farms of North Dakota. This imposing Spectacle was witnessed on the. great Elk Valley farm at Larimore, N. D., a farm comprising 12,000 acres or nearly nineteen square miles, 10,000 acres of which formed one unbroken, fenceless field of wheat. To witness this sight the distinguished spectators, comprising fifty foreign diplomats, World's Fair commissioners and representatives of the fpreign press, together, with an equal number of Americans eminent in .World's Fair, railroad and commercial circles, had undertaken the discomforts of a thousand mile journey from Chi- "cago; and the exclamations of c?elight and surprise, and the cries of "bravo" tha.t rang out on the air showed that their expectations were vastly more than reali/.ed. From St. Paul through Minnesota and North Dakota they traveled as guests of the Great Northern railroad, and the farther north they traveled the warmer and more cordial was their reception. Here at Larimore they found the climax of interest and the height of hospitality. They were met at their train and escorted to carriages by what seemed to be the whole population of the little city of Larimore, headed by O. II. Phillips, the mayor, Gov. Shortridge and N. CJ. Larimore, the proprietor of the great farm they were to see. Silently, and almost ( breathlessly at first, they viewed the mighty phalanx of machines; chen quickly alighting from their conveyances they followed the machines on foot, eagerly peering into their mechanism, as if be nt on finding the secret to their perfect, automatic, almost noiseless action, For an hour or more they followed the machines, asking innumerable questions of Mr. Lnrimore and his sons, when their attention was called to scientific tests of draft ^hat were being made under the supervision of Mayor O. II. Phillips and Mr. C. II. Ol instead. The machines tested, the 'the gr'eafc Mi-y&pte fr&ms a£ 4 p. to., where they Witnessed threshing ma- chinfes ttt< work on. a crop of AVheai >that 'was cut from 1 77,00rt acres by 190 Deering binders*—a make that is used exclusively by the Dalrymples. From Alton they journeyed to Fargo, where they were royally received and shown the marvelous result Of the western pluck, which in a season of hard times had built a solid city of brick and mortar on a bed of ashes that had lain smoking there only ninety days before. From Fargo the guests returned to Chicago brimful' of- enthusiasm ; over the wonders they had seen. From Two .Points of View, . "Rim out on the walk, and see il tour papa is anywhere in sight," said Mrs. Graves to her little son. The child obeyed, and presently returned, saying, "Papa has just come around the corner; I am going to meet him." And away Vc, ran, while Mrs. Graves went to put the oysters to stew. The cat and dog, who had boon reared together, and .were great chums, lay on the wolf robe before the fireplace. 'How I do pity those poor crca- ttli'es!" sighed the clog as ho ntretched himself aiHl yawned. . "Who?" said the cat, as she licked her loft paw and rubbed hor check with it. "Human beings, to be sura," answered the dog. "Win?" askotl the cat. She was in a very laconic mood jiwt then.' "Why, indeed!" echoed the dog; reasons enough to bo sure. Just think ho\v terrible it must be to depend upon your eyes almost entirely for everything you know. Fully a minute (or at least fifty-live seconds) before our mistress asked about our master I had scented ins approach. 1 knew lie,was neariug home, Yot she and our little playfellow Willie wore obliged to see him on the street before they'know-he was coming. I don't believe they have any sense of smoll at all." "I am sure they have big enough noses." said the cat, rubbing her paw over her littlo'piilk pug. "Then, too," continued the dog, even when I haye a bad cold, and my keen scent is impaired, 1 can always hear his approrcli long, before she does. Why, the house" Would hava been robbed the .other night if I had been a poor human instead of a fortunate brute." "And how was. that?" asked thn cat. • inrf feed". Economy is if tery thing; tat, When it clefotieffttes iflW unnecessary -scrimping*" it J»eonu» meanness. The very poor are of ton obliged to Mint; but, what their necessity makes a virtue*, WWtflf aethne m the comfortably situated. What are delicious things made for, if not to bo ate? The appetite claims a certain amount of what some consider lux«w«J to satisfy it, and this should be supplied in a reasonable quantity at the 'home table. Aerating, unsatisfied stofaach is a dangerous' thing* whethet it isfthe result of over indulgence in improper, or the want of satisfying food. —Sfe Louis • Magazine. The Traditions of Feathers. _ Who can imagine A gallant cavalier 6f "''ye 5 'plctoii^tlmb" going tb the wars "'without a -waving" plume in : his cap? Why, its absence would scfentirely mar the effect that the knight would scarcely seem worth one's admiration! Long before the age of chivalry quaint ideas were extant regarding feathers, and some of our well-known sayings owe their origin to the waving plumes. "ikulum,e one's self' 1 cmnes ;fi;c;2j the x^.uJtianaiid, whu piaou:! in u./oir caps a feather for each Turk killed, and therefore were decorated according to valor. The use of tlie white feather as a sign of withdrawal from a contest or as a trucp undoubtedly arose from the the fact that in leaving the fiold the white feather to one who intended Fighting meant usually a warning from somo friend that discretion would be the better part of valor. The questiyn has often been asked why the feathers of the peacock, beautiful as they are, have the reputation of bringing bad luck to the wearer. The Eastlmlians and the North American Indians believe that feathers endow the owner with the vices or virtues of the'bird from which they arc plucked, and as the peacock is vain, arrogant, and greedy he can scarcely endow one with all the virtues. The kingfisher lias been a highly honored bird, and to possess one of his feathers or a b'.t of the skin has meant great fortune. The Tartars firmly believe that he who touches a beautiful woman with a kingfisher's feather will gain her love. People who appreciate the boatity of fine ostrich feathers can imagine the ap- WOKLD'S FAIR COMMISSIONEHS WITNESSING 45 DEEIUNG BINDEHS AT AVOBK ON THE 12.000 ACRfl ELK VALLEZ FABJI. Dooring Pony binder and the Deering Ideal mower, were remarkable because involving the ball and roller bearings, such as are used in bicycles and bicycle sulkies. Twelve tests were made on each machine with a registered Osterheld & Eickmeyer dynamometer, each representing tlie draft involved in cutting a (i foot swath, 100 feet in length, in twenty to twenty-five seconds of time. The six cutting tests with the binder showed an average of only 298 pounds of draft Six tests followed in which the machine was run in gear over the tops of tho stubble just cut. This test, which is known as "rolling draft," showed an average draft of 207 poxmtls'. The Deering Ideal mower, a new machine also fitted with bicycle bearings, showed a cutting draft in heavy gi-ass averaging only 120 pounds, and a rolling draft of only 93 pounds. The remarkably low draft—about half the draft of ordinary machines—shown by these figures for both machines was carefully noted by the astonished visitors as demonstrating the practicability of .the bicycle bearings. The same Pony binder drawn by two light nvnles cut an acre of wheat in 33 ]4 minutes. PAPER TWINK USED. A notable feattire of the binder test was the iise on the Pony binder of the Deering "paper" twine, made from a wood fiber. This twine, patented V>y William Deering & Co., bids fair to prove a Waterloo to the twine trust, as it is said that it can be made and sold at prices considerably below those now paid for the hemp and sisal fibers. At the close of these tests the commissioners, together with a party of spectators, were tendered a good substantial prairie chicken dinner by Mr. Larimore. Toasts followed. Gov. Shoru-idge, Mayor Phillips and Rev, J. II. Keeley delivered eloquent addresses of welcome. Appropriate responses were made by D. M. Deperalta of Costa Rica, Mr. Grinevsky, the assistant Russian commissioner, Don Alberto Gomez Ruano of Uruguay, Mr. Harry Vincent of Costa Rica and Judge Atwater, Mr. Larimore also spoke. He said that by using the best methods and machinery he had reduced the cost of raising 1 and marketing wheat to* between 54.50 and $5.00 an acre. MB. Al'FI.EBY SURPRISES THE COMMISSIONERS. Mr. John F. Appleby, the inventor of the Applfcby Twine Kinder, whose presence was a surprise to the commissioners, told the history of his early struggles and the final universal adoption of his invention. He paid a glowing tribute to Mr. William Dfieving, to whose enterprise ho said the world was indebted for the introduction and general adoption of the machine. Said , he: "In 1879, when the Deering company made seventy-five of these binders, people smiled knowingly and predicted failure. The next year, when Mr, Deering made 3,000 of the machines, the manufacturers of the old reaper and the wire bi,nde,V said he was crasy, If he was crazy all the manufacturers of harvesting 1 machinery who have been forced to follow his example have also yiol'ently insane, [Laughter] the millions of farmers who now are fit candidates 'tor and »if "Oh! it was tho time muster was expected home on the midnight train. I was lying at the foot of the bed when I hoard • a sound below. I barked. 'Keep quiet! It is only your master, said my mistress quite sharply; but I barked again, and ran out in the hall. I knew very well it was not my master below: my ear and my nose botli told told me a stranger was in the house. And sure enough, as I went down the stairs a man ran out of the front door which had been opened by removing the lock. Why, if I were a human being, I should never dare sleep a wink! They are the most defenceless creatures in tho world. I pity them." Later in the evening a friend drop- pod in to call upon Mrs. Graves. '•What intelligent eyes this animal has!" tho gentleman remarked, as the clog sat looking in his face. "Yes; ho seems almost human sometimes," Mr. Graves replied. "It is a groat misfortune such animals are denied tho privelego of speech. I pity thorn often." "Humph!" said the dog as he walked away in disgust to wlioro the cat was sitting. "Almost human indeed! I wonder who needs the most pity." "It nil depends on the point of view, said the cut. "Actually u dog told me one day lie pitied me for being a cat; tho idea!"— Ella Wheeler Wiloox, in Wide Auiake. Woman and the Homo. Nothing so helps a woman through tho long weary days of work, as tho knowledge that what she does is appreciated by those: she loves and for whom she toils. Think of this,, husbands and fathers,and remember that a kind word is always in season. If, on some morning, tho cott'ee is a shade too brown, to suit your taste, do not scold about it; and, on every other morning when it is delicious, say so. Try this way and you will find your coffee,, anct everything else, to your taste much oftener; and besides, you will give the woes you ought to love best the sweet consciousness that they are doing their work well, and giving satisfaction, to. the one, of all others, they most desire to please —thus inspiring thorn with renewed energy to strive for-the merited reward of kind, appreciative words. And so shall an atmosphere of peace, and sweet home happiness'come-'to prevado pcarance of helmets formed entirely of them; and yet they were so used by the ancients without a thought, apparently, of tlieir ornamental value. Somo old paintings show the artists* lovo for plumes of various kinds; tho peacock fans wave before an eastern beauty, tho long white plumes in some hero's hat, the heron's feather in the sacy page's cap, while tho plume's that fall far down on whito' dimpled 'shoulders are depicted with tho prominence they deserve. Womankind, doubtless, will always approve of feathers—they are graceful and becoming, adaptive and elegant. And are not those virtues a sufficient guaranty for their continued favorP—• The Delineator. Jiuttm-mllK ior .Mm<itroke. If used moderately instead of water, beer, or any other stimulant, buttermilk will ever prove a preventive of sunstroke or heat prostration. As additional evidence other than my many years of personal knowledge, I rofer to an incident at Des Moines, Iowa, years- ago, when some twenty or more cases of sunstroke occurred in one day, most of whom were mechanics andi day laborers, teamsters, etc. So many were prostrated in ono day that an infallible preventive—buttermilk—was recommended by the aged agricultural editor of the Iowa State Register, C. F. Clarkson. Immediately requisition waa made on the rural districts for the lacteal fluid, and; all the drinking resorts were supplied with, the ice-cold article. I personally sampled the goods,, business having called me to the city, with the mercury at 108 degrees and over, and though over three-spore and ten, I was on the streets without an umbrella from 10 at m. until 4 p. m., with no dinner and only five glasses of the buttermilk, which I drank slowly, at intervals. It quenches thirst, strengthens nerves, quiets the pulse and Invigorates the man.—St. Louts Republic. Bangs That Caught On, It isn't every .girl who will tell on herself, but one did. She came to the store and returned a fine pair of bangs she had bought the day previously. use the' the whole bouse, born and nurtured in- „ ^ „ ., . ... to, fragrant blossoming by "Can you not sell me some that will your qwn kjnd words any 4 eeds> Let "" f """*" " ft ' 9 " us all remember, too, that |he higher and happier ouv home life, the more wisely and better >v« 'may hope to do the work that lies waiting for. us beyond it. A pleasant plaee to "come homo to" is the greatest energiser a niau can have, Tnen let us strive with an earnest and constant purpose to make' and keep tlie home cheerful, inviting nod pleasant. Every liome should ha brightly and tastefully furnis'hcd,- freely—if carefully used;- ft»d every tublo shouljt bo regularly spread 'with a reasonable o not come , "Cpme off! Why these will sfcaj very little care." ', *'Oh', they are horrid. They catch OR cpllajr bultpns and pull off." The proprietress fainted, the assistant fell on the chair and screamed "What!" while the young lady departed bangless and without her change.—r Pittsburg Dispatch. At a Nprtfsjov^ epiRtjop t!jo' ; othei' tj^j- tbo condemned man \V«B ullcm-ed to talk foe ball' an hour ou the gallows. He probably wpuld have talked longer il be bad not been choked I

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