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THE DES MOINES: ALGOHA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JtTNE 8, 189& JAIL FOE STUDBNTS. iUEtft PHASE of* Lire At BERG UNIVERSITY. Some of thft Nfttnes Which Adorn the FrUon tteglftte* and the "Crime*" For \Wilch their Ownei-i Were Incftt-cerated. the Knleg of the Place. In England the student's body is coin- toltted to prison only by the civil authority. In Oxford, it is true, the vice chancellor deals with undergraduate naughtiness, principally in the form of debt attd insubordination, for which he toay impose a momentary penalty, but he does not deprive the defaulter of liberty. There Is, or was, a legend that a certain apartment under the old Clarendon building was really the university "quod," but for its authenticity it is impossible to vouch. Cambridge has its spinning house for female offenders—not lady students, but ladies who might prove a delusion and a snare to the mere male undergrad. There, if we except the irksome penalty of "gating" (confinement to college or lodgings after a stated hour), our academic efforts at incarceration may bo said to end. In Germany, however, the academic dungeon is a very stern fact. The Heidelberg "career 1 ' is famous. Evmy reader of Mark Twain will recall his entertaining description of the place and how ho contrived to visit it, even unwittingly enlisting as his guide a '' Hen- Professor. " His pretext was to see a young friend who had "got" 24 hours and had conveniently arranged the day to suit Mark—for the German student convict goes to prison on the first suitable day after conviction and sentence. If Thursday is not convenient, he tolls the officer sent to halo him to jail that he will come on Friday or Saturday or Sunday, as the case may be. The officer never doubts his word, and it is nover broken. The prison is up three flights of stairs, and is approached by a "zugang" as richly decorated with the art work of convicts as the cell itself. The apartment is not roomy, but bigger than an ordinary prison cell. It has an iron grated window, a small stove, two wooden chairs, two old oak tables and a narrow wooden bedstead. The furniture is profusely ornamented with carving, the work of languishing captives, who have placed on record their names, armorial bearings, their crimes and the dates of their imprisonment, together with quaint warnings and denunciations. Walls and ceilings are covered with portraits and legends executed in colored chalk and in soot, the prison candle forming a handy pencil. Some of the inscriptions are pathetic. One runs, "E. Glinicke, four days for being too eager a spectator of a row.'' If four days were meted out to a mere spectator, what;, one wonders, had been the sentence of the participators? It must have been a moving spectacle. Another record (also quoted by Mr. Clemens) has the savor of a groat name to it Of course it is the son that is meant, not the father. The legend is, "F. Graf Bismarck, 27-29. H. '74." This Mark Twain interprets as a record of two days' durance vile for Count Bismarck in 1874. Had 1874 been leap year one might have been inclined to interpret the numeral "H" as February. But the "29" makes this difficult So perhaps the humorist is right. A third specimen is too tragic for comment It simply says, "R. Diergandt —for love—four days." Ungenerous successors to that sad chamber have dealt harshly with their forerunners' reputations by ingenious substitution of heinous crimes, so that certain prisoners go down to posterity as having been, punished for theft and murder. The prisoner must supply his own bedding and is subject to various charges. On entering he pays about ten- pence, and on leaving a similar sum. Every day in prison costs sixpence; fire and light sixpence extra. The jailer supplies coffee for a trifle. Meals may be ordered from outside. Every prisoner leaves his carte de visite, which is fixed with a multitude of others on the door of the cell. This queer album is glazed to protect the photographs. Academic criminal procedure in Heidelberg is carious. If the city police apprehend a student, the captive shows his matriculation card. He is then asked for his address and set free, but will hear more of the matter, for the civil authority reports him to the university. The Oxford regulation, by the way, is in certain cases almost identical. In Heidelberg the university court try and pass sentence, the civil power taking no further concern with the offense. The trial is very often conducted in the prisoner's absence, and he, poor wight, may have forgotten all about his peccadillo until the university constable appears to conduct him to prison. But thither, seeing he may choose his day, he always repairs cheerfully.—London Sketch. A ttott Opportunity. "'Well, Uncle Wiliftm," said the president of the emigration society, "1 i'gpse you hearn de news?" "JSfd. Whttt'8 stirrin?" "W'y, you ain't beam 'bout de treasurer?" ' 'Ifot a word 1 . Whut he done now?'' "Bun off wid de funds—tnk ever' dolkf wid Mini" "Lawd, Lawd! Ett how much wuz In de treasnty?" "Jo' hundred dollars!" "En you say he gone wid it?" "Clean gone 1" The old man seemed wrapped in thought and had a faraway look in his eyes. "Po* hundred dollars!"herepeat- ed to himself. "EV hundred dollars! En defl ter think er it! I wuz de treasurer et de society fer two weeks en had ever' dollar er dat money in my power! My, my! Fo' hundred dollars— fo' hundred bright, silver dollars in a Bhinin lump! Bre'r Johnson, will yon please, sub, do me a favor?" "Des name it, Uncle William." "Take des heah hick'ry stick, sub, en hit me 'cross de head en den kick me ha'd ez you kin, sub, out de do'!"—Atlanta Oonstitution. How We Use Our liven. If you are fond of such statistics, read this table, drawn up by Gabriel Pelguot: A man of 50 years, of ordinary health, pf active life, of regular habit, comfortable in all circumstances of money, should give out of 18,250 days 6,088 days to sleep, 550 to sickness, J.688 to hia meals, 5,682 to work, 671 to exercise, to fporfes, <fce hunt, travel 8,808 dayi, a»d fc e should have con- suined 37,080 pounds <# bread, 0,080 of meat, 4,675 of vegetables, eggs and fruiti, 8},J80Uteraof ^yine, spirits and water.«*-BpjtQO Journal. Fain And Payn. Barry Pain relates that he once sent the late James Payn a series of parodies for Cornhill. Payn accepted them, but there was a difficulty. One of them was a parody of an author, X., who was a personal friend of Payn's and a very sensitive man, who would not take the sincerest form of flattery in the spirit ill which it was offered. Now, it happens that there is a considerable resemblance between the style of X. and that of another author of the same school, Y. Payn suggested that Pain should take out X. 's name from the title of the parody and substitute that of the school of Qction to which he belonged. "Then," he said, "X. will think that it's meant forY." "But," Painaskod, "what about Y. ?" "That's all right," ho answered. "Y. will know that it's meant for X." wore than 75,000 of New York every they speed on an of *3 each m It is estimated go out A Haunted Railroad Car. Every one has heard of haunted houses, but the railroad men know there are haunted cars as well. For instance, on the L. and N. there is a caboose known as "1908" which carries on in the most supernatural manner. What do you say bo a caboose that suddenly begins to shake and shiver like a man with the ague, and this, too, when it is standing alone on the track? My informant sol-' Bmnly assorted also that "1908" is subject .to attacks of hysteria. It jumps up and down without the slightest provocation. He says it did the most remarkable thing, however, one day near Richmond. It was standing on a siding with all brakes sot. All at once it started and ran up grade, over an embankment into a field.—Paris (Ky.) Reporter. Dr. Mary Walker Sits Like a Woman. The ex-queen of Hawaii, surrounded by her court, was engaged in earnest conversation with Dr. Mary Walker. The little doctor was neat and spick and span from the collar of her Prince Albert coat to the soles of her little boots. She was dressed like a man. She wore no petticoats, but the serpent trail of the petticoats her foremothers wore is over her still, for all the evening she sat with her knees close together. She wears trousers, but the inherited restraint of the petticoats binds her knees. She may dress like a man, but she'll always sit as women' sit—Washington Post ' Benefits of a King's Favor. Not long ago his majesty of Siam gave an Italian (for painting one of his wives from a photograph) "the grand cross of the Siamese crown." It is a rather large order. "This cross," said his majesty graciously, "will entitle you to marry 12 wives. It is a distinction I seldom confer, so I hope yon will make good use of it"—Siam Observer. What Ma Snld. Little Girl (to lady visitor)—Please, Miss Jawerer, let me see your tongue. Miss J. (surprised)—Why, my dear? Little Girl—Why, ma said you'd no end of a tongua—London Skatoh. Hortensius, the Roman orator, had a memory so wonderful that, on a wager, he spent a whole day at an auction and at night repeated all the sales, the prices and the names of the buyers. Should ftUtt* Be Printed? Moliere objected to the printing of htt plaj* on the ground that they -Were neant to be acted on the etage, with the costumes, scenery and illusions per- ainintf thereto, and not to be read in he closet. It was also inferred that Shakespeare entertained the same notion as Moliere, seeing how indifferent he was as to the fate of his plays so long as ihey were popular on the stage. There s also the explicit declaration of Heywood ill the following terms: "It hath been no custom in me of all other men (courteous readers) to commit my plays to the press. The reason, .hough some may attribute to my own nsufficiency, I had rather subscribe in ihat to their severe censure than by seeking to avoid the imputation of weakness to incur greater suspicion of honesty, for., though some have used a dou* jle sale of their labors first to the stage and after to the press, I here proclaim myself ever faithful to the first and never guilty of the last." The author of the most successful comedy of modern times exhibited the same indifference to, or rather dislike of, the printer. When ' 'The School For Scandal" met witli so brilliant a recep- ;iou, from its first appearance on May 8, 1777, Ridgway, the publisher, agreed with Sheridan as to its publication, but 10 nover succeeded in getting the manuscript Ho applied to the author in vain, and at length got an answer. Sheridan said that ho had been 19 years cndeavor- ng to satisfy himself with the style of the play, but had not yet succeeded. The printing of the play was done independently of the author. Ho presented a manuscript copy of it to his married sister, Mrs. Lefanu, at Dublin, to be disposed of for her own advantage to the managers of the Dublin theater. This brought her 100 guineas and free admissions to tho theater, and it was from tho manuscript thus procured that the Dublin edition was printed.—Notes and Queries. Cove Effected. The wise physician frequently finds it necessary to "minister to a miud diseased" rather than to the body that merely sympathises with it. A young woman who had gone from her homo in an inland village to visit friends in the great city for the first time in her life soon began to lose all appetite and grow thin and hollow eyed. Her friends, fearing that she was going into a decline, called in a physician in spite of her protests and asked him to prescribe for iier. He asked a few questions, noted her symptoms, gave her malady a scientific name and said as he handed her a bottle of pellets: "It will bo necessary, miss, first of all, for you to leave the crowded city. The air hero is not good for you. Have you friends in the country?" "Why, I live in the country, doctor," she replied. "Very good. Return, then, to your home, engage in light exercise, with frequent walks in the open air, and take five of these pellets every morning before breakfast.'' She returned to her village home, observed the doctor's directions faithfully, paying particular attention to taking the medicine, and was well in less than a week. Meeting the family phsyician one day, it occurred to her to tell him her experience. He listened to her, asked to see the pellets, tasted them, and, finding them to be merely sugar unmedicated, said: "What did your city doctor tell you was your ailment?'' "He said it was nostalgia." "H'mph! Do you know what nostalgia means?" "No, sir." '' It means homesickness.''—Youth' s Companion. Appall lug Prospect. Everett Wrest—Do you know the doctors say the American people is gradually killing theirselves off with overwork? Dismal Dawsou—Yes, and it sometimes worries me to think what's to become of us when they ain't nobody left but us.—Indianapolis Jourua'. LOVELY LETTERS. " What lovely letters 1 receive from Mary Hopkins," said one young lady to another in oaf hearing, and while we are not acquainted with the individual referred to, yet this remark gives us a favorable opinion of her, which we likewise have Of all who master the art of letter writing, for such persons seldom fail to win their way to social and business prominence. Parents, give your boys and girls a chance. Buy each one of them, who is ten years old and over, a scholarship in some school of correspondence where trained teachers conduct a practical and instructive and exceedingly interesting course of social and business correspondence with their scholars, old or young, at their homes. At the school named below the price of tuition tins been reduced to the remarkably small sum of $2.40 per year, payable sixty cents quarterly in advance, or $2.00 in one cash payment. Pol- some time this school has also furnished its scholars all needed stationery, and will continue to do so in tho future. Let that progressive word, " Now," which has been the key note to so many successful careers, be your watchword, and apply at once for a scholarship in the National School of Correspondence at 1805 Fourth Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minn. A WAK tithis with sixteen pnges of colored maps in one book, containing 1 now and correct maps of Cuba, UiePhil- tpjjine islands, the West Indies, North America, Europe, etc., each map 21x14 inches, tins just been issued and can be obtained from tho apent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway at the depot for 25 cents. Those maps are published by Hand, McNally & Co., one of tho most rollablu map publishing bouses In this country, and cun bo relied upon. An iiiliiH such as this is in- dlspensuble if one desires to keep track of current events.—1113 THE Omaha ox position of 1898 beats tbo Centennial exposition, which occurred in Philadelphia in 1870, away out of sight, and is next to the World's Fair at Chicago in importance to the whole country. All of the states in the Trans-Mississippi region are interested, and a visit to Omaha during the continuance of the exposition, from June to October inclusive, is recommended to all. Buy your excursion tickets over the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway. An illustrated folder descriptive of the exposition will be sent you on receipt of 2-cent stump for postage. Address Geo. H. HenlTord, general passenger agent, Chicago, 111.—1H2 THE SIOUX CITY JOURNAL, Twice a week, four pages Tuesday, eight pages Friday. The best and cheapest. A delightful visitor anticipated with pleasure by its thousands of readers. Two papers every week. Tho Journal's popularity is certainly evidenced by its large and ever-increasing circulation. Bright, clenn, and entertaining. It pleases all. Once a subscriber, always a subscriber. Features of tho Journal: The news of the world, able editorials, scientific miscellany, reliable market reports, short stories, humorous Illustrations, the latest fashion gossip. Terms of subscription: One dollar per year, 50 cents for six months, 25 cents for three months. A trial order solicited. Sample copies free on application. Address, Perkins Bros. Co., Sioux City, Iowa. Publishers the Dally Journal. $6 per year; the Sunday Journal, $2; the Twice a Week Journal, $1; tho Daily Evening Times, $4. ;_ TInlf Kntes to Ties Mollies, Via the Northwestern line. Excursion tickets will be sold at one fare for the round trip June 27 and June 28, limited to June 30, account state prohibition convention. Apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway. 10t3 In certain parts of Norway when a person is drowned a cock is put in a boat, which is rowed about the scene of the disaster, the belief being that the bird will crow when the boat passes over the body. NSURANOE Also Land, Loan and Collection Business.. Office over Algona State Bank. Farmers' of Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Rockford of Rockford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York, GEO. M. BAILEY. FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collec tlons made proinptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from toe old countries sold at lowest rates. WJl. H. JNUHAM, President; T. CHRISCHILLES, Vice Pres; LEWIS H. SMITH. Cashier Directors— Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, f. Chrischilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Baruet Tie vine. *M>$ top deliver a* where Y^ous gap we Uept w First National Bank of Algona, UAWAfc I50.00U AMBROSE A.. CALL President I W SI. K. FERGUSON Caxblev 0. ». KUTOH1NS... Vice President I 0, D. SMITH Aut, Cttbhiei- Directors—D. H. Hutcnlns, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorwejler, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. Oall,». H. Spencer, Wm. K. Ferguson. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security. Special attention given to collections. Excursion to Oraalin Exposition, Via the Northwestern line, tickets will be on sale daily, beginning- June 1, limits of tioltets providing for longer or shorter sojourn, according to rate, This exposition will be well worth seeing. For further information apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway.-10 IB THE Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company will sell excursion tickets, account of Trans-Mississippi exposition, Omaha, from Juno 1 to November 1, 3898, at one and one-third fare for the round trip, limiting return coupon 30 days from date of sale.—Ilt5 GET WATER OR NO PAY. The undersigned has a complete Steam Cable Well Drilling Outfit, and solicits the making of deep or shallow wells on the terms above stated. D. R. FBAZEB. Legal Blanks COMING! THE GREATEST, GRANDEST, AND THE BEST OF America's Bij Tented Enterprises I Honorably Conducted, Honestly Advertised. Lofty in Conception, Regal in Equipment. Omnipotent in Strength, Ideal in Character. Splendid in Organization, Magnificent in Presentation. The Purest, Cleanest, Mightiest and Most Magnificent Amusement Institution of the Nineteenth Century. AC1S Of SUWWaH&U MAMEUWi /iWMKM. THAT ittM LIKE 1HE MlSACUS Cr A CM- O W.'.t.Vt) lit MVtlllTIWffif ANU WONUCBfUL IIEAUTlEi Circus, Museum, Menagerie, and Royal Roman Hippodrome. Three Rings, Half-mile Track, 1,000 Features, 100 Phenomenal Act, 25 Clowns, 20 Hurricane Races, 4 Trains, 10 Acres Canvas, 10,000 Seats, 1,500 Employes, 6 Bands, 50 Cages, a Drove of Camels, 15 Open Dens, a Herd of Elephants, $4,000.00 Daily Expenses. CAPITAL, $3,000,000 A. D, 0. 0. arke, Fred. tf Mysap Tfeo*. F, iller. CASH CAPITAL, 150,900, Gentry! Banki wjmr* SAW? VUFQSW Real Estate Mortgages, Warranty Deeds, Quit Claim Deeds, Leases, Cash or Share Rent, Real Estate Contracts, Bill of Sale, Chattel Mortgages, Satisfaction of Mortgage, Grass Leases, Notes, A full stock of these are kept constantly on baud and for sale by the dozen, hundred, or in larger quantities, at The Upper Des Moines NEWS BOOK, AND JOB PRINTING HOUSE, AL.QQNA.-1QWA. W ANT ER-A reliable Jafly pr geetleniou to distribute 'swim, aaf wake a house to Uouse caBja,sB for pur y egetabl? Toilet-Soaps j :0 tO OroUB cage, JU. moufi eailly made. , 842 to 850 Austin avenue, Chi The greatest performers in the known world are with Great Wallace Shows this season, including the The 9 Nelsons, f 10,000 Challenge Act ; THE ANGEL-OS, AERIALISTS, 7 STIHKS, Bicycle and Skating Experts; THE 10 DELLAMEAPS, Statuary Artists ; MLLE. NORDA FRENCH, Mysterious Globe ; 10 Pdncipale Male and Female Equestrians; The THREE PETITS, Aerial Bar Extraordinary ; Leon and Singing Mule " Trilby." THE SISTERS VORTEX, Triple Revolving Trapeze. Grand Spectacular Ballet, Premier Danseuses, ig Coryphees, led by 3 Sisters Maccari, 10 a. rp. daily is the finest ever Put on the streets. A sunburst of splendor! triumph of art, money, and good taste, with lavish luxury of spectao- effect, with greatest professional features conceivable. Excursions Run on Every Line of Travel. No Gambling Devices Tolerated. DIVIDES. NEVER DISAPPOINTS.

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