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Algona, Iowa
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VP&ffi MQiK^H AMQfrA IOWA ''fA *b f LJOHT*, 1.0KI, send us Thy lUht, • Not only In tho dafkost nifrff*, Hut In tho shadowy, dim tw.l light. iVhOrota my strainorl and achititr «!nht •Can scarce distinguish wrong from risrlit— Then send Thy light. ,V to r* ny. Not on y in the movnins eny. r when tho rnoonlxum'a silvi'r rny Falls on mo— but at hlsth noon to-dity i v\hcn pleasure beckons rao invoy, Teach mo to pray. '••^ — London Spectator. ise A RLEf "FORTUNE, UY tt. HEKMAX. CHAPTER V— CONTINUED. . They loitered along until they reached Claridge's hotel. There Lord Clevo took leave of Mr. Qucnthefm. There was, of course, the 1 carl's tawn house, in Berkeley Square, where Herbert might have stopped, but tho place had been shut up since, tho • death of its previous owner, and the Hon. Miss Chauncey. Herbert's eldest sister, who had looked upon herself as the head, of the family, did not think the place fit to receive its present owner, without some tidying sind brushing up. The young man had, therefore, taken up his temporary quarters at Claridgo's, glad by this means to escape tho host of inquisitive callers, who kept the iknockcr and bell at Berkeley Square iin continual movement. Lucy was sitting at the window of -the private sitting room, which Lord •Cleve had engaged for her separate ruse, when Herbert entered. Her '.budding girlish beauty had expanded .mnd blossomed into a womanly loveliness which could not fail to be re- ;mavl<:ablo. Charming, truthful nature •was writ all over that beauteous face — God's fairest image as He had •created it. The deep eyes were elo- • quent with tenderness and truth; the "downy dimpled cheeks, redolent with .graceful delicacy. There was just a .little pensive sadness hovering over it all, but faintly perceptible at in- "torvals, when the big eyes .were not .attracted by another ga/.e, and which seemed to come out in spite of itself. 'The lithe ivnd round figure was draped in" the "simplest ' of 'gowns -.—homely, grayish woollen stuff, •summer though it was, and the young lady had the cOtil'UgQ to •despise the absurd edict of fashion, which ; in those days imposed upon 'the fair sex the ordeal of wearing "crinolines. As .Lord Clevo had told Mr. Quen- thelm, Lucy had lived with the young man whoso life she had saved 911 the prairies all these years, and 'the earl had spoken tho absolute truth, when ho had said that they iliad lived together as brother and ^sister. Her father and cousin had ren- tlered her no further assistance than 'carrying the wounded man to a temporary place of shelter, in a tumble•down and disused trapper's hut, on the further side of an incline on tho opposite side of tho gulch, and on a spur of tho mountains, totally distinct from that on which both Maclane's and Ashland'a cabins were situated. By those means, and by Lucy's silence, they wore .sure of pbtaining, at least, sufficient brcath- ilatg time to secure a largo amount of .-jfold, and to be able to fly East, before the avenging arm of tho rough border law could reach them. Not very far from tho broken down-trap- .per's hut lived, in solitary retirement, an old Sioux half-brood, named who, like everybody elso in that country, would have died to help Lucy. Tfaa old man spoke l>aroly any English at all, although Hiis father had been ft rough and ready Scotch trapper, who, somehow or other, years and years before, had spent a few hunting seasons among the Dakotahs, and had disappeared without tho least further enquiry about tho fate of his wife and child. Hut Lucy was fully conversant with •moat of the Indian dialects of tho surrounding tribes, and had no difli- <!iilty iu obtaining tho old half- breed's skilled assistance in tho dross- iiug of Herbert's wounds, and also in bOouring his secrecy on tho subject. Weeks passed thus, and the girl barely- left her charge for a moment. .When the wounds began'to heal, and •'tho flickering life became stronger, when consciousness returned and the danger of accusation grew more •threatening 1 , the Machines paid hurried. visits to tho hut, with ghastly palo faces, cnquiiinu 1 about the patient's condition, and with hard-set teeth vowing that they would finish their job if the wounded man'u absolute silence could not be obtained. They had struck a great lode of gold in the meanwhile, and had •stored away a big pile of the precious motal ready for sudden flight. Again and again* Lucy stood determinedly in frolit of the man, who already owed her his life; over and over again she dared and defied her savage relatives. She wont even so far as to order them out of the hut at the pistol's mouth. Little by little, the .Maclanes came to accept the danger of the situation, and to prepare for all eventualities. They had buried Dick Ashland iu an out-of-the-way spot, where nobody would have thought to look for him. They removed all traces of bloodshed from tho gulch bottom, and burned their own gore-stained clothes. Thus they entertained the hope, by desperate impudence, to bo able to brazen tho matter out. until 1,-hey could retire and disappear in the great thriving East. .Groat was their ama/ement, and equally groat their relief, when Herbert, on recovering, rocogimcd neither of them, nor Lucy; when he seamed to wake, as from a dream, in which all the reminiscence of the bloody fray was swallowed up; when iu. fact, all memory of that terrible niglat and of all persons and places, seemed to bo gono from tbte young mind. The looked <*t 099 an- bo pther in grim and stare, as if the, relief whiolif- burst upon thorn wag too sure to real. But the hours and the drew on, ana Herbert's condition re-' maitied tho same. In fact, at that time, loss of memory was absolute; acts of the morning wore obliterated by tho events of the afternoon, aud tho poor young fellow could not carry his recollection from one day to the next. This surprising dispersal of their foars changed the plans of the Macianoa, and they urged Lucy to return to the parental cabin, and to share the immense and newly-found i wealth. But tho girl was firm. Sho ' would not again live with her guilty father and cousin. Sho would rather die a hundred times, than touch a rod speck of;, their blood-stained gold. She would leave her relatives to ox- plain the circumstances as best they might, but sho would movo far away from them and dovoto hor life to tho caro and recovery of tho man whom they, had so dastardly assailed and injured, Sho gathered up her belongings, and those bequeathed to her by her dead mothetrv and haying pursuade.d Makasapa to-join his fortunes to hers, tho two set out with their now fairly recovering patient, to the prairies north of the South Platto, where Makasapa soon found thotn a homo with some friendly Sioux. As Herbert became stronger, his memory of actual occurrences improved and ho was able to remember events of the days and weeks as they swept by, but tho past, evon as near as his residence and recovery in the mountains, was gone. To all his questions concerning himself, both Lucy and Makasapa gavo evasive answers, and, an the enquiries fatigued him, and seemed to distress the girl, he did not continue them. As his health and strength returned it brought back liis impulsive, hot- hearted disposition, and, as was only natural under the circumstances, he fell head over ears in lovo with tho beautiful girl who was so good to him. But Lucy knew how to tamo her., admirer into tacit submission, and Herbert at last resigned himself into living with hor as a brother would with a dearly beloved sister. She lovod him with the purest devotion a woman's* heart js capable of, .aud just because her lovo was so pure,- she,-,thc daughter of an assassin, resolutely refused inseparably to link hep name with that of an honest man. Sho would be his loving friend, his tender sister, his dog if need be; but sho would never have hor husband awa^e one day to the fact that the wife whom he nurtured was the daughter of the man who had murdered his Mend, and who had attempted to murder him. During all this while Lucy held no communication whatever with hot- father and cousin, and the latter, whether it were from indifference or fear, sought none with her. Therefore, when tho Maclano's met Lord Clove in Hyde park they were thunderstruck to find themselves face to faco with their former victim, anil they were absolutely unaware that Lucy was in London also. When the cute Now Yor.c enquiry- agent finally tracked Herbert to his rnovius prairie homo, and established his identity beyond chance of contradiction, the young man felt sorely nonplussed about his future action as the bearer of a great and ancient title. Ho fait no desire to livo in a city, and in addition to that, Lucy at first declined to accompany bim to England. Lord Cleve had to exorcise all his powers of . persuasion to induce hor to quit the New World for tho Old. Even then she would accept but trilling sums for tho purchase of such indisponsables in the shape of gowns and bonnets as- the difference between prairie o/nd town life necessitated. Sho would have- none of the "forfarows." as she tormod them, which the oily porsuor sion of the -clerk in the big Chicago dry goods store attempted to- pros* upon her, but choso tho simplest' a'ndi homeliest of materials. The Yankee- crinoline, with its elaborate arrangements of a hundred silk-covered, pliable springs, sot her in an absolute- roar, and mado her exclaim*. "I reckon I ain't a danciu' boar. When I am I'll buy mysolf a. o-agc'—not afore." Thus it came that, on. tluit oarly summer evening when she rose to- meet Lord Cleve, sho was dressed in more simple fashion than any of tho maids who waited upon hor aud yet in a manner which none-tho less set off hor daz/.ling beauty. "You are not a bit like the; London girls,"ho said, "and I wouldn't have you change for the world! Youi couldn't bo better you are::— not to my likiug—if vou triad over- go." Her face dimpled sweetly and her eyes glistened as they frankly met his ga/,e. "I guess," she said; "that's i because yew'ro used to, me, an 1 ba- cause thar ain't been time yet fur any o' the London girls to hop around yew. But it'll come, as awe as raspberries don't grow on pine trees." "What will coino-l"' he asked, playfully. Sho walked away from him ana commenced drumming on the wiwdow panes, looking at the crowd below. "The young woman will come," sho said, "that'll want to saurry yew- That's sartin sure." Having delivered herself of that startling phrase, she commenced to whistle "Yankee poodle" with a verve and vigor which to an English car would have sounded an aniavung anomaly. Tho earl stood for a moment or two in the center of the room, and undecidedly followed Miss Lucy's movements. Then he stepped to the window, and bending his face in an unsuccessful attempt to gaze i»to he*' eyes, he agfcej? • _ . ' '* has idea She slipped away from him and horsolf • in the big velvot-cov air which stood near. '."sho exclaimed. "Ic-uess nerthiriV" . flfar-fiiito £/ a foot was boating a march' o-a the carpet, and her eyes were dtoopeol as If she wore searching 1 for some otyect hidden there, when his encounter with the Mac- lanes, that afternoon, crossed Lord Clevo's mind. His misfortune had caused him to acquire a habit of dashing from one subject to another, us he always dreaded to forget what ho did not elucidate, when the occasion presented itself. "By the way, Lucy," he asked, : "have you any relatives of the name MaclaneP" There was such a frightened-fawn look in those big blue eyes, and a startled expression crept over the beautiful face. "I've got a father an' a cousin," she replied. "\Vhy do yew askP" "Is your cousin's name David Maclane?*' Herbert continued in his enquiry. The trifling shadow deepened on the girl's features. "I guess that's it,", she replied. "Why do yew askP" "And is your father a tall gentleman," ho persisted, "with a big scar on his face?" "That's him, most likely," she answered, rising, "But why "do vow ask?" "Two gentlemen ran across mo in the park," ho replied, "and I was told they were Mr. David Maclane and his uncle. They are very rich, I am informed, and young Maclane is engaged to be married to Lady Evelyne Wynter." She had listened in a pale silence. Then she shook herself together, and, with a barely audible laugh, she said in a tone of perfect commonplace — "Dad and Dave in London! I reckoned on that. " "Do you know," continued Lord Clevo, "that I fancy your- father and your cousin must have mot me before—under. disagreeable circumstances 1 should say — for when they saw me they turned as white as ghosta. You are not ill, my deaf?" he added, seeing the color fade from her checks. The frightened-fawn look was again in those big eyes, more tremulous than before, but it was gone in a flash, and she burst into a peal of silvery laughter. "Of course I ain't sick," she replied, "but it's that stifling in this place that a Greaser couldn't stand it. I want a whiff of fresh air." Herbert rushed to the window and opened .it wide. "What docs it all mean?" 1 he said to himseM. "What does it mean?" never CHAPTER VI. Miss Lu'isy set h^r little wjts to work the moment she had recovered her wonted self-possession, tc» extract by a process off insinuatory wheedling, and a pleasing deceptive pressure of enquiry, from Lord Clove all he had) 1 learned 1 about her cousin, her father, and' Lady Evelyno. She had no troubia in eliciting from the youns" man 1 that he; had once been engaged to Lady Evolyue Wy rite r r and there by stiwted Herbert upon the idea that ho muat needs, in his usual slap-dash maannor, wi-lite- a letter of apology to tfoe lady who had once upon a time consented to- be his wife. The thought was no sooner born than it was awtcd upon, and young Clevo sat down at t.h» old- fashioned mahogany bureau to.- pen his apology, while Lacy stood: behind his chair looking over him[TO BE CONTINUKU] 7 POPULAR OPINION; [Jtwli be recalled that during the eolum- Maii celebrations the newspapers reported the incident of admittance to a vaudeville theater «,*}? ref " SC[1 to a sailor from the cruiser Baltimore because lie was in uniform.] mincin' things—'tis plllin O what's tho use o' enough to us— A sojcr or n sailor, now, ahi't worth n darned' cuss. An' when he Joins tho service, be it plainly, understood. His nivme Is most emphatically Mud! Mudl Mini:' For when the cannon's silent, and the sail-• hangs lit rost, An' Uncle Sam's dominions with the sweets o'' peace are blessed, The slippered, smug civilian, sittin' co?,ily to hum, JUeltcves ix sojer's nothln' but a Bum I Hum I Burnt Lot Mary Ellen's mominor ketch you spealdn' with tho lass, An', Holy Mojes! what a stream oMnsolcnce and suss She'll pelt you with, an' welt you with, before you can decamp. The mildest name she gives you belli' Scamp! Scampi Scampi Wo do not claim admission to tho Patriarch* angels' Ball, But when they bar out entrance to a bloomln' music hull (O temporal O mores I) It Is time to mnko a kick- Such un-American treatment makes me Sick! Sick! Sick! Mo.strcrylns Itiiulc of ICityliiiK With the bank of England the- destruction of its notes takes place about once a week, and at 7 p. m. It used to be done in the daytime, but inado such a smell that She neighboring stockbrokers petitioned the governors to do it in tho evening. 'JJh.0 notes are previously oancollod by punching a hole through) the amount, in figures, and tearing off the sigrta-t tureO'f the chief cashier, Tho notes are burned in a closed furnace, ami the only ugeney employed in shavings and bundles of wood. They. used to bo burned in a cage, tho result o-i which was that once a weok the city was darkened with burned fragments of notes. For future purposes' of reference, the notes are left for five years before being burned. The number of notes coming into- tho bank of England every day is about 50,000, and 350,.000 are destroyed every week ®r something like 18,000,000 every year. The stock of paid notes for Jive years is about 77,745,000 in number, and they fill 13,400 boxes which, if planed; side by side, would aeach two and one-third miles. If the notes were jest j placed in a pile they would .reach, to a height of live and twoithirds miles; or, if joined end to end, would form a ribbon 12,455 miles long. Expected Him. Young Yardlie—J understand that there is a vacancy in your establishment, sir, and I Iwuve come to, apply for the position. Senior Partner, dryly—I liuvo been expecting you." "Expecting me?" '•Yes. I heard you ask one of tha clerks if it was true that our Saturday half-holidays were to bo continued a month longer." Whigs \Vevo Whigs were originally teamsters in Scotland, who used the terra whig- gaui to encourage their horses- Opponents of the government in the restoration period wore derided as favoring the Scotch covenanters, and hence were called whiggama, gfter- i , But when the Runs are i-oariu' an' tho sutlers whirl in the utr. The enemy udvuncln' an' tho midnight sky a-Bhire, i'hoy quickly change the tune, an' shout, as to the real- they scoot, "Lead on our 'Brave Defenders,' lot 'em Shooll Shoot! Shoot I When battle's waves are shattered on a square o' bonnie blue, Hedged in by brlstlln' bayonets ii-drip with bloody dew, Oh, then we're "Valiant Heroes," an' they shako us by tha paw— ''i'lierinopylw ain't In It, boys! Hurrah! 'Kahl Hah!" To doubt their patriotic boasts may seem a Bravo affront, But yet, I can't help thiiikin', ttikln' all into account, i'heir "Hair Colusnbias." "jBoys in Blue,' 1 nn' all that other- stuff. Vn' love for poor Old Glory's simply Criiff I Guff! (.luff! A.n'furthermore, I lu.J it down as an established fact. Such treatment .showx-a woful want o' honesty an' taut, Vn'leaves us sadly to iftfci 1 ; with nil the fuss they make, t'he Great American Pci-ple is a Fake! Falce! Fake! —VVlllitiin Stokos. A Youthful Hero. utt interesting story' is tolci in the nits-ty pages of an old War time Hur-'s- Weekly in tho YcAing Men's library association and i» throws some ighb em the question of iho youngest 'oterna- of the Union CAT my. Local avor is-given to the story by the fact .hat the-person who is entitled to this miqiic distinction lives ri^ht hero in A.tlanta. It is Captain John Clem, vho como-laorc ;v few years ago. as quartermaster of tho United States winy, succeeding- Captain-- .Jacobs vheu the latter left Atlanta^ on- the jomnlotiornof.' Fort McFherson;. C.aptuin Clem has since been promoted and HOW bus charge of tho responsible work of direction ami muiiu- .enunue of the- national cemeteries of ,ho South, tho- superintendents of vhieh reporJttO' him. ITc^is aresittent of Atlanta and; since his few year's residence here- has become as much in- .erested in tho- development of;the-city i any of tho old-timers. Tho manner-in which the Ittirpe-r's Weekly story.'above referred toicame ts> light was the outgrowtli ofi an iia>- | te.rosting- coincidence. Captain Glom lives in West End,. where ho own* IMS own residence, and in coining to the city a few days ago- on a West Eiuliear he engaged, in- conversation wutu a friend, who >was accompanied by m companion. Captain Clem was tho first of the leave the oar and. tho companion, of liis friend remarks*!: "\Ytiodiclywtt say that young-man was?" "That is Captain deny of the United States-army," was tho-reply. "Mighty young to be &> captain, isn't, he?" saidi the companion; "Not at aJL He is a veteran at the war, aud was. old enough captain 20 years- ago." The companion doubtedithe-proposi- tion and thought that Captain Clem's friend must be mistaken. A few days afterwards..while in the-Youag Men's library, looking- over an : old wartime issue of Harper's Weekly, which paid special attention to illustrations from the field, tho companion* of Captain Clem's ffiiend was amassed to como across ai picture of the boyish face of the maiii whom he had talked to a short while before on tho West End car. Oa seeing it and. the article accompanying it, he ao longer questioned the- statement of Captain Clem's being* u Union veteran, but '-was so much pleased at tlie corroborating, discovery that lie- asked the Coustitiir- tioa to reproduce- tho article, from tun 186ii issue of Harper's Weekly, follows: "Sergeant JloUu Cleat, Twenty-sc-o- oad Michigan, volunteer infantry, is the youngest soldier in our army, lie is 13 years old, and small even for his age. His home is Newark, Ohwx Ho first attracted the attention of General Kosecrans at a review at Nashville, where he was acting as marker of his regiment. The general, attracted by his youth aud intelligence, invited him to call upon him whenever they were in, tho same place. Rosoerans saw no move o| Clem u.atU Its return to Ciacinn^ti, when, owe day, coming; tq bis rooms at tho Burnett f;hc battle of ChickftiSs^ug'a, § where lie' had three btilleta-llifo&gh lite - hat, ilcf<? he killed a rebel colonel. The offlcef,- moxmted on horseback, <sn- counter<?fj the £oung hero and caUsd out: 'Stopv you little Yankee devil!' By way of answer the bdy ftaltod, brought liis piece to 'order,' thus throwing- the co-loncl off his- guard. In another* moment the piece v?as cocked, broug-ht to 1 aim, Sired-and tha officer fell dead from his foorse. For this achie'remertfc Clem was promoted to the ranUt erf Bergaant, and Kbaecrans bestowed u-pon ham the roll of honor. He is now OM duty at the headquarters of the army o$ the Cumberland.'*' Grant «jrtrl X/iotoary Taylor. "Yes, Grant was a ?>orn soldfer," says Sergeant-arftariud Dick Bright^otf the senate. "Upton ovary occasion'he showed himself B> military leader of the most remaricaMe typo, awad history will record him as owe of tb* greatest) strategists, tacticians and fighting-: generals. We had another general in 1 this country who was in his^ time as great a military leader as GitSnt. I refer-to Zachary.Taylor, whose-.Mfl&cortl in* the- Mexican war was something 1 phenomenal. lie fought the battflie of li'H-ha Vista with only 5,000 mety/ ol- Ultv,, ught he was attacked by 25,009 ttnen under the leadership of Santa A^na, who. was the greatest military lender • the Mexicans have ever known. Sattfra Ana. weiot into the battle of Buonsa Vista- with the avowed purpose of eat- tciunitia/ting- the entire army of ths United States, and there was no doubt- in tho mind of Santa Ana that thl» groat feat could bo accomplished with- comparative ease. Gen. Taylor, with his i)|000' men, prepared for tho unequal contest and not only defended life- position successfully, but won a substantial victory from his aggressive antagonist and drove him from the ba<ttlefield< of Buona Vista. 'Some- time after the battle was fought and 1 the Mexican war concluded General Taylor was criticised for having made-no, preparations for the retreat of. his army in the event of defeats. General Taylor promptly replied: 'i made every preparation necessary for the battle of Buena Vista, I' wrote my will and so did nearly every man in my army. If we had- not won that battle we would have needed no lines of retreat. It was from om- standpoint, victory or annihilation. 1 The only preparation necessary for the contingency of defeat at Itiiena Vista was that we should write-onr wills.' 'That is the kind of soldier Zachary Taylor was; and Grant was like him in many respects. Tho Most Heroic Charge or History. Harper's Weekly, in a recent issue, gives the following account of the charge of the First Minnesota at Gettysburg; it saved the day, and is considered the most heroic charge authenticated io" history. It excels the Old Guard at Waterlooy iincl that of the "gallant' (Hix Hundred" at Balaclava: The hot July strn was zenith-high upon the field, of Gettysburg that direful day inithc mklstof the fiercest battle of tho onnturiea. Gallant General Hancock, reaching the spot where the Union linos were being forced backward, halting his. furious- vitldon horse, called out: "What regiment is-that?"' "The First Minnesota.." "Charge those lines!" A charge into- eternity that- order meant. At double-quick,, without discharging a gun, with the concentrated fire o£ the 'Soufederato army pouring a leadciiirainiofi daatli upon them—at double-quick,, then at full speed, they charged: in to. the enemy's advancing ranks. (-Jenct'al Haueock saw that a ii'-o. minutes' respite ineunt the arrival of reinforcements, and a turning of tho tiilo-ot battle. He- sae- rllUtnil his uoblu- rog-iment ioi those four fill five minutes, aucli the position was hold. TJio charge-sawed the- day, but eighty-two.por cent of -fehe- men who mado tlic-churgo wore le£t, CHU the field. Nearly every olliucr was dead or mortally, wounded. O.J the 2G2 men who made-the clnxrgu-, :i!5 wen; shot down-iby. tlw> bullets of. the- eno- my; forty-.seveuj were -still in line-. A', Ifreuchur of ITXU. The liiis'. Mather liy.los of Koston, who preached;thero in, 17.71!, one fust day effected: aro exchange- with a country ulez'fcy.iniidi, ancV, eac-h wt>ut on horsob&ek, t<v> the appointed place. They raet by, the way,, and Ik-. Byles no sooaaCivsiuMir his friciull appi'oucbiag- than bfl-piiit spurs to. liis horse and passeiiihim at full g'allop. "What is the nisy,fc.teJ!^" cried bhe other in astonishment,;. 'Hvhy so. fast. Brother Bylea-'."' .U>rother liyles shouted over his &houl(Aer, VKUhout slackening- spetxlf. "ii is fu&t Jay!" One day, wlisni lifis was bu&y nailing 1 some list upsujhiis-ttoors ta&xclude tlie eold,i f»i pui»shi««er call6«l to him: "Tl»e wind) bloweth vvliere lit listeth, Dr. BylosL" ""Xes, sir," replied the doctor; "-audi IHHU listeth where the wind blowetjjv" Hie ws»s once arrested as a Tory, (joovieted,. anct sentenced to rneut on board a guard-ship, to, be sent to Uiiglanil with his fainily in forty days. A sentinel was placed over him. He was removed, repJaced, and sigaia removed. "1 haivo boon guarded, Veg-ai-deti, ami disreganled," said tho doctor. He spok.t> huiuor- oiisly of his sentinel as his Tory."—Argonaut. It i* Sot Altfaya th« \\hr» Spoil* A man who' i* constantly ought, of coUr^ to be able to spell the words whici? he is repeatedly a&eing on tho pagt^ .before him, Bays thd Spectator. Yet,- .Ji3 *o know, i* often happens that giws,at readers afd exceedingly bad spdllenv Why it this? We believe it is localise tha bad speller sees and readlr each word aa a whole, as a gr»mmnW>gue-, or thought symbol, that is, aai rtofr as 1 so many letters. AW people, ot ct>urse, do- this to SOUK* exitent, .Btttl we bolicve- that the *;i^ucated- bad, spisller dews-it very much'.more 1 than; the-good speller. \ | Tho ordinary iwan, puzzlW aBout a- wordv writes to swe- how it H>oksi and 1 this look tolls-him at once? whether he has- spelled' it r%ht or wrong. The true bad'spoiler is, however, not hoi-ped- tho very least bit in fehe 1 world by this proce38> Ho {» only" i tho more pu/.zlofllby tine- writinft 1 on- the blott5ng-pad'i Ho- majr write then T*6rd a donen ways andl nM get one- •>75srsion wMch loo*£s- to- Mm be^^teP than the others. The- tomtfh is, Ihia eyas have some 'defect, pctsbablj. of foou.»lng power, which ijreventa Mm seeiwg-clearly tho' lettars- of 4Ji e wordsv WheB ; ho laawis to'read 1^9 learns to read vertatim) aadi oo^fc literatim—amfKhenco- he- seesv ami has always sewn, tJie- sjffflboii few "recsYivev" not "r-e-c t! e-'i-V"e;' 1 -witl tho '»Q! V always following: the- "c' and iii fi-a>nt of tlas "ij" Thiff-ts-why bael speitters- \v\lll 1 a-l mdst sjwariably fee-found 1 SO' have been slow in learning :twreadi- ]lhey were taught to ro-ad i Uteralljs but^ /dund great difflculfty.-ini'tate- prooesa'' owing to defective "ayesigM* and' so^ had slowlty and laboriously tO' learm the words-as symbolrs of-idttas.-.nofraH.^ compoundtetl letters. In a•••wordj badl« spelling is. a defuct-Ol'- tlio.' eyesight; not of-the mind; and, In aMipyobabil- itjf, many a ease of innbility'-'to'learn- tO'Spell might bo cured- in" children* by the rig-Jut-pair of spectacles.- It is-not'.&hort sighfr- thafe< makes- tlie* bad"sp»llor SD'Haaicitias oversiglifci and dltHculfry in focusing: the- eye.- Short-sighte-d people are;-inda-od^ apt-, tti-'spell-welL- They hold ithw book:, close to the'-ej-e, -and seo-everjyle'tter.- standing ouS-"fcl«arly; forr'as • la- welli known, the^ effect of 'the- shbrt-sigbtedi eyo is to magnify. The long-sighted; eye, on 'the'-other hand,! sees small, print as a confused i and.! indistinot'- mass. Tho greneral look of"'the word is detected, ibivt-not-thetetters AV-hichi inaA^e it up. A Whole City Cone. One nighi''when th»< gceat: lanfl.' booms were ot»;in the South > a'man, came rushing) into a newspaper office • at .Nashville, with a wild look < on .his- face and his hair . forty -. ways - fop.t-a> comb and brush. > "Great Caesar!" he.- exclaimed, dashing intO'-'dliO'Ci-ty editor's room,.' "did . you-, hoari- th'at Stonewall City, had been bucnartiuipiT 1 Not a house left standing." "Any lives;-- lost?" asked! the • editor. "Not that i heard of.." "Where is,Stonewall City?" "It's one o$< the boomitaw.ns." "How did tho lire origiaate 1 . 1 " "Don't know." "How do you know it burned?"" "I was the-re and saw tho fire.-'.'" "When dsdi it take .pla,c»-l'-" "About two. hours ago.'.' "How many houses weiro burned?'* "One, and wo used -it, ilor our improvement ' company's o(Jice,..and-t—"' but the city.:,editor didn't-wait foi<th»- ])articulars,. he lirod something.-elstj. and it was the iinpulsiva boome-!?.- c-i-ty/ Joffijrsou'.s Per Cent. Joe Jefferson never- -bad. but: ona- person with, him who did not revor-- ouce tho man as they did the • name. This individual, one Bag-ley,. was property man, arid annoyad tb.Oi ft-reat cooetli&u with.niiiduQ • familiar- • ity. Ho had called Mr. Je-ffaraoiii "Jooy" during his entire thirty yoars 1 service. Just previous to. art, auapl-- cioud opsning in , ODO ot the big'' cities, Mi;. JoiTorsoni<3ischarged: Bag- loy for.- humiliating» him, before u* numbotv of friends. Bagley drunk right away.aad that night paid: his way to tho gaUe-ry to sao Mr. Jof- fersoui present "Kip Van* Winkle. " The/ angry frau had just driven poor, dosli'tuto Kip from tho coitage, whoa llip,iJU'i'nsand,\vi/ih a worl&of pathos,. asks^ "Den hat I no interest zn> dia. house-?" The,, house was dcmthly still, the audjtouce hgif in taars,. wheta Bagley's- cracked, voice- roaoiuuled: "Only eighty per- cent,. Joey — only c.jjrhty pe>f cent!."'— (Jlil- ottgo Times.. *;o\vrt«i Shells UK. tJun-eacy. ! The only, money cuurant'in bhe largai sultanate of Adamajvr, ia Central Soudan, ifr cowrie shells. 'Ji"be agents of Francei. who h&y,e been trying, with indifferent auccess,. to got a foothold there, say there is a doartU of the oiircui'ating- rae-diuia, and com- moi'ce is greatly aiubarrassed by tha scarcity of currency. (Jreelt mil] Itoiutiu Titles. Aflaong both Greeks, Romans and, oth,ar ancient aations, titles were frequently conferred in memory of soint) ac-hiovoinont., Scipio Africanus, fop iastanco, \viw so called from his con^ quest of Africa, anil other illustra- tiQns aro very numerous. . United Slates naval otUuors are, ou the whole, bettor paid t&ui their British brothveu of the sea, but tho latter: have certain perquisites, amounting souie,tiiues to. several hundred pounds per year, aud these perquisites arc the envy of our qfticers. If the reorganization of the pay table were, not so ticklish a matter almost every ofltcer of. tha ;&avy would be glad qf the' chance to ask that) a cover the cost of enter- dignitaries be rnado ' fr'uilll in i-u '•Wilkius is a terrible skoptio, isn't ho?" "Wilkins? Why. I always thought, .ho h»cl unbounded fitith." ' 'What in, for srooduesa bake '."' "His own judgment, to bo sure. '* —Detroit Tribune. , f.piitlipr UoorkutilM, lite. lioather scraps sjfa now cot',vorto4 into a pu,lo aud rnatiufuotured, tutu ' eupa, V^i» 'Vi;

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