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D»8 M0INES: ALGONAj IOWA, WJEBJSJK8DAV, DECEMBER 13,1899. estions for the We have a lull and complete line of the following useful as well as ornamental things for presents: ' . • * \ .1 , ; • ••'.•• Salad, Cake, Ftuit, and Vegetable Dishes, \ i; Spoon, Celery, Bread and Cake Trays. Also Lamps of all kinds. We have some very fine patterns in semi-porcelain, in sets or not, just as you wish them. Remember we are the people to buy your Christmas Candy and Nuts from. We have an endless variety from which to select. PATTERSON & SON, THE LARGEST LINE OF In the northwest this year is now being shown by the Sheetz Pharmacy Co. U A Few of our New Copyrighted Books. Hhe Dreamers, John Kendrtck Bangs, Illustrated. :..< $1.25 The Strong Ann, Robert Barr 1.26 t, Thou and the Other One, A. Barr 1.26 Handera, Arelyn Barren 1.50 A West Point Wooing j.26 When Knighthood fcas in Flower, Caskoden. 1.60 Rtctmrd CarYell, Illustrated, Churchill 1.60 The Black Douglass, Illustrated, Crockett... 1.60 lone March, Illuatrated, Crockett 1,60 Kit Kennedy, Illustrated, Crockett.... r 1.50 The Lion and the Unicorn,! llustrated, Hard- Ing Davis 1.25 A Duet with un Occasional Chorus 1.50 Win. Pooler, Dume 1.25 Short Rations, Fish 1.25 Janice Meredith, Paul Ford 1.50 The Market Place, Fred Herold 1.50 The Fowler, B. Harraden 1.50 The Calcelllnl Emerald, Harrison i .50 The King's Mirror, Anthony Hope 1.50 Dead Men Tell no Tales, Horning i.2fi The King's Henchman, Johnson 1.50 A Wounded Name, King 1.25 Austin Elliott..., 1*25 Stalky & Co., Kipling , 31.00 From Sea to Sett, 2 vol.. Kipling 2.00 Rudj-ard Kipling's Complete Works 15.00 Parson Kelley, Andrew King.. 1,60 General Fitzgerald. Chas. Lever i;6o Rupert, by the Grace of God r Mochesney.... 1,60 tally of the Brigade, McManus 1.25 A Dash for a Throne, Murray Smith 1.26 The Knight of the King's Guard, Martin... 1.60 Pierre and Jean, Maupassant 1.26 Garden of the Swords, Pemberton 1.50 Enchanted Isles, Pemberton... 1.50 Dross, Henry Setton Merrlam 1.50 Roden's Corner, Henry Setton Merrlam 1.75 Judge Eldrldge, Ople Read 1.25 The Carpet Bagger, Read & Plxley 1.25 Where Angels Fear to Tread, Robertson 1.26 The Sword of Justice, Stevens ] .26 The Yellow Danger, Shlel ] .00 Knights of the Cross, Lien Rlewlcy 1.60 Without Doyma, Sleuklewlcz. 1.50 A Gentleman Player, Stephens 1,50 David Harum, Noyes 1.50 Snow on the Headlight, Warman ^25 The Gadfly, Noynlch 1.25 Battle of the Strong, Gilbert Parker.... ji ^ When the Sleeper Wakes. Weils i'S! No. 5 John Street, Whltelng " " • i fin Heart•ndSwVJrd, Winter..*...;... l ... ' " ;'SJ[ the workers; feast and West, Wyekofl..."' t'S fhatF^rtutoe, Warner,.;..;...:..;.^ " J^ The Gentleman from Indiana, Parklngton i Bn Red Rock, Page " J'2j Jessamy Bride, Moore '" <'»!! For Thee Alone, Hartshorn IRQ Bamona, Jackson ' j'.. UncleBemus,Harris ...._' 2 'nn HJs Grace of Osmonde, Burneft j[gQ Alwyn, Dunton \\ j'S Prisoners of Hope, Johnson j'.2! Great Stone ol Sardls, Frank Stockton...... i ; S Prisoners and Captives, Merrlam... t Bn Trooper 8809 "] jjK Cleared for Action, Allen ' I;*A Tramping with Tramps, Flynt '.'.'.'. j go The Uncalled, Dunbar '...,'.'.'. ] 35 The Wolf's Long Howl, Waterloo .".'.'' llgn Ingersolllsm JJQQ The Bough Riders, Boosevelt 1^75 Drawings bj Frederick Remington S'JQ We make a specialty of books, and any that we have not in stock can be had in from two to three H ^ K^V N ° Cha . r & eufor postage. Our book list this year will comprise near y as * '" * PUt to ^ ether ' so come here and see, if you wishthe 1©. THE EVER USEFUL CAMEL MANY FALSE IMPRESSIONS EXIST REGARDING THEM. Ooeg Without Water As a Matter of Training and Not From Choice and Gets Thirsty Quickly. There are many fables told about the camel; riding him Is supposed to make people seasick; he has the reputation of being very vicious; he Is supposed to have several stomachs and to go for weeks without water as a matter of choice. I can only say thrit in nearly four years of experience I have never met with a case of seasickness or heard of it; neither have I known a teally vicious came], except when they are in a state called by the Arabs "sa- 1m," which means "fasting," and corresponds to the "rutting" period in etags. As regards the camel's stomach, 'I believe it is identically the came as that of any other ruminant, Or that, at any rate, there is no formation of stomachs which would enable him to do without water. His abstinence, is merely the result «f training; and it is a fallacy to suppose that he is better without water or can work as well. In the camel corps we watered our camels every second day in the summer, every third day in the winter, giving them their fill of water morning and evening on those days; but if in the summer we expected a long desert march without water, we trained them beforehand by only watering every third day; but I never found that this improved their condition, The Arabs keep their cam* els longer without water, it is true, but then they travel slower and their fcndmalu are gr«ged on soft food, containing a certain amount of moisture; thli lowers their condition and makes them inferior to a corn-fed ' camel when hard work and long, fast jour»eye have to be done. We always found that if we put a grass-fed Arab camel alongside of «>ur» it cried out for water as soon mad sooner than our* did. I say "cried put," because a camel when it wants Water moans continually, and there is HO njore painful sound at night in the desart than the ceaseless moaning of thirsty camels.—Cprnbill Magazine. ing newspaper, "did you see this dispatch from Washington?" . "No, I did not," Mr. Gorman replied, suavely. . "Well, senator," the interviewer continued, "this says that before you left Wash—" "Humph! First I've heard of it," said the senator, as he edged toward the elevator. "And senator," the interviewer persisted, "this also says that you were about—" "Yes, I'm always interested in—" But the opinion-which the Maryland leader was expected to express never reached the reporters, owing to Mr. Gorman's flight upward in the elevn- tor at that particular rnoment.-^New York Herald. KIPLING AS A BOY. Here is Rudyard Kipling, the boy, as he appeared in a photographed group Had Himself Arrested. A Philadelphia real estate man,when going through a vacant house the other evening to see that all was well, heard a slight noise behind him. Turning slightly, he saw the form of a man. As the broker was not armed, he did not like the idea of meeting a burglar in combat, and, beside's, he is very timid, so he rushed to the door and fumbled with the lock; all the time yelling at the top of his lungs. When he had got the door opened he looked back and then saw that the "burglar" was really his own reflection in the large drawing-room mirrow. He had no sooner made this discovery than he waa seized by two policemen, who were attracted by his screams, and it took nearly a half hour for him to explain that he was not a housebreaker himself.—New York Tribune. Fancy and Toilet Articles, Perfumes, etc. Games, Sleds, Wagons, and Hobby Horses. Also a fine selection of Perfumes, compr Sing Lger& Gallet s, Palmer s, Seeley's, Daybrook & French, Cave & Co.'s goods. 8 Syracuse Bicycles o — — j ".-^ ^iv.j, which vary in price from $25 to $75, and will be sold on time payments to responsible parties. H. N. MOORE, Manager. SHEETZ PHAEMACY CO. kicking the mastiff across the street, returned to the trough and finished his drink. WHAT THE TIGER DID. \ of schoolboys at Westward Ho, ia Devonshire, England, about a score of years ago. This is the boy that Kipling paints so aptly in Beetle, one of the schoolboy characters in "Stalky & Co.," the novelist's latest work. A happy-faced sound-headed lad thli boy Kipling seems to be. He was not paticularly bright at school and gave no indication in those days of the genius which now marks all his work. She Paid For Both. Little Ethel, aged 5, accompanied her grandmother to church one sab- bath morning, and when the contribution plate came around she dopped In the dime her father had given her. The old lady was about to contribute one also, when Ethel leaned-over and said in an audible whisper: "Nevci mind, grandma, I paid for two." Tb« Report** Failed. r P. Gorman of Maryland, fpr- sper Uni^d States senator aodi willing to be president, gets almost a» much fun at does former Speaker Thomas B. Reed in not giving an ipterylew. be is i# New York Mr, Gorman the Fifth Avenue hotel, and he appears ift the wide corridor iirjtbowt being Immediately surrounded by a bind of oewDpapw men. Toward tfc* end of h|, tsrm Jn thf ie|M ^ , Je found himself tbu* situated: one Qf b|i woujflbh* JB . Production of Coffee Increasing: The production of coffee is said to be Increasing rapidly in South America and to be assuming large proportions tn Central Africa. In the Rio district alone the augmented output for the four years ending 1897 was equal to 4,000,000 sacks, or about 240,000 tons. Through Detroit River. More ships sail the Detroit river than enter Liverpool or London, The Suez Oanal, which carries the commerce of the world, passed last year 8,500,000 tonnage, while there were floating through the locks of Sault Ste. Mari* 16,500,000 in eight months. A Record For Baptising. Rev. Tucker Wilson, pastor of a Baptist church in Muncie, Ind., has established a new record, having immersed 87 newly converted members Of his flock in 37 minutes, or at a rate greater than three a minute, and that Without any assistance. The Introduction of J>rumti. Drums were flrst introduced in Europe by the Saracens. The fife was Introduced into the English army by the duke of Cumberland Jn 1745. WJi»t "Hear about Wiggins? He's goinjr to marj'y his cook." "J'ni not surprised. I have often UearU \\9 woujd rather fight tUau eat." -Tiio Rival, Straugv Friends. Horses, as a rule, are particularly docile and so it is not surprising to find Instances of friendship between them and smaller animals, though occasionally the choice of their companions is not a little strange. Many are the cases of mutual affection. existing between horses arid cats, 'the most famous being that between Godolphin Arab and a black cat, which on the death of his equine friend refused to leave the body, and on being driven away retired to a hayloft, refused food and died of a broken heart. More strange, however, was a case, the truth of which is vouched for, in which a horse struck up an acquaintance with a hen and displayed immense satisfaction whenever she came into his stall and rubbed against his logs, clucking greeting to her. friend. Dogs and horses generally get on well together, but the following story from Manchester proves that in some cases the friendship is something more than a mere toleration of each other. A carriage horse, accompanied by his stable companion, a retriever dog, to which he was exceedingly attached, was drinking at a trough uear the exchange, While the dog was waiting for his friend to finish his draught 2 large mastiff picked a quarrel with, him which ended Jn a fight. The masr tiff, AS may be supposed, bad the bet* ter of the battle, and the retriever was severely bitten. The borse, the moment he heard bis friead/s cry, broke from tbe man who WAS bolding him. buwlea to tbe rescue, and, after Siamese Foot Ball. The Siamese youth have only one game worth considering, and that is Indigenous—or native to Burmah—the question of parentage being a much- mooted one. At ail events, the game requires a certain amount of activity, and is very interesting to the onlooker. It is a kind of football—In fact I have heard it called Burmese football—played with a ball about four inches in diameter, made of braided rotan, entirely hollow, very strong and resilient. The number of contestant is not arbitrarily fixed, but play i sharpest when there are enough t form a circle about 10 feet in diametcj The larger the circle after it, ha passed the desirable diameter th slower the play. The game is to keei the ball tossing into the air withou breaking the circle. As a man fails a his opportunity he drops out, and whei there remain but four or six the work is sharp and very pretty. The ball is, struck most generally with the knee but also with the foot, from in front behind, and at the side. Some becomi remarkably clever. I have seen n player permit the ball to drop directly behind his back, and yet, withoui turning, return it clear over his head and straight into the middle of the circle, by a well-placed backward kick of his heel.—Harper's Weekly. AinerJuaii Military Kccoi-d. With all their boasted superiority, European 'military men can learn something from the American army, and one of the men who can give them some pointers is General Lawton, now doing such good work in Luzon.' The French at present are making much of the feat of 120 men of a Hussar regiment, who have just ridden from Marseilles to Tarascon and back, a distance of 120 miles, in two days. A good record, bwt at the time of thu battle of Wounded Knee General Lawton marched his troop of 100 men 100 miles iu twenty-four hours, and brought In every man safe and every horse without a saddle gall.—Burlington Hawkeye. through Gratifying Thelr.Curiosity They. Lost Him. » Symptom* of Overwxertlou. An eminent German physician de dares that as long as a bicyclist, aftoy a long tour, has a good appetite, doos not feel a desire to go to sleep at once, and is not annoyed by heavy flreains on the night following, he may consider that be haj not made' too great a demand on bis pbyilcftl In a certain district of Assam there fs a large tea garden, which has an outgarden about a mile away, with a road connecting through big jungle. This big jungle, like all other big juu- gles in India, is always more or less Infested by tigers, and tigers are the nim and object of the sporting spirit. of any sporting English community. But although there are a great number of tigers in these Assam jungles, they are difficult to locate, more difficult to see, and still more difficult to shoot. Many men can say "There is a tiger in such and such a Jungle, he killed a cow the other day;" few men can say, "I saw a tiger," and if they did it would be most likely when they were not carrying a gun. Some men, however, can say, "I had shot at one over a kill or otherwise, and missed." But there are men who have shot several, and others who have shot a great many. Among the former were Smith and Brown. Now Smith and Brown were staying on the large tea garden, and one morning it was reported that a tiger had killed a. COM' very near the road leading to the outgarden. Smith and Brown, men of 30 and 85 years of age, hag not lost their keenness,' and immediately had a chung put .up in the most advantageous position, and when the sun was on the decline, between 3 p. m. and 4 p. m., took their places for the patient silent wait. About 5 p. m. the tiger appeared just outside the jungle without sound, and at the same instanti the outgarden pony was heard being led along the road to the Big Bungalow. Smith whispered to Brown: "Let's wait and see what the tiger does." The tiger sat on his haunches and looked out along the road, then subsided slowly, slowly, down, down, until he was quite invisible. • And the syce and pony went by within ten yards of the tiger, sublimely unconscious of his presence. Then the tiger crept out toward the cill and stretched himself, and Smith raised hi s gun, having an excellent shot; but Brown put his hand on his arm, and said; "Half a moment; let's watch him a second." Then the tiger walked round the kill, sniffing at the dead carcass, did not seem satisfied, and started to walk mck into the jungle. Brown thought 'Now or never," but Smith whispered, 'Don't, fire, and he'll come back to >at or carry the carcass away." So hese two men of great experienc-e watched the beast walk quietly away. So Smith and Brown waited, and the tiger killed that night two miles away -rather difficult to prove the last assertion. About 12 o'clock they got down from the chung and wandered back dreamily and sadly to the bungalow. After a peg and a, cigarette they looked at each other ana spoke togetner: "We were idiots!" As a matter of fact they very much wanted to determine whether the tiger lifts the kill off the ground or drags it, and so they lost an exceptional opportunity, Relic of Barbarism. A diner a 1' arabe was given in Cairo by Baron Max Oppenheim some weeks ago, which, as the. accounts of it read, was rather curious than beautiful. It was served at petites tables and as the sixty guests were sitting amid rich oriental hangings and embroideries, the ladies in handsome toilets and the black dress coats of the men relieved by the uniforms of the highlanders and the 21 lancers, made a brilliant ensemble. Arabs dressed In silks and turbans stood behind the guests, with tall ewers and basins of embossed silver, and the dinner of twenty courses began by the washing of hands. Soups and all the other courses we're served In only one dish, placed in the middle of the table, from which the guests helped themselves with their fingers, first eating the soup out of th« tureen, each with his or her individual spoon, and then dismembering w'ith their fingers the chicken floating in the middle. It was not easy to tear asunder In this manner the half-sheep. Plates there were none. Pickles, salad —everything was served and eaten in this manner. The bread was like skullcaps, closed, soft and clammy, which some filled with sauce and then drank fnoin. The baron, who rang the bell before each course, and evidently enjoyed the feast as much as his friends went from one table to the other, eating a mouthful at each. Lord Curzon's Salary. India pays all her governors and lesser officials very well. England sees to that. As viceroy, Lord Curzon of Kedleston will receive half a million dollars-tuat is to say, about £20,-' 000 (or $100,000) a year-durlng his term of five years. In addition to this, ! he has a very considerable allowance' for expenses^ but it is said that he will have to husband this allowance carefully to make as showy a regime as he' very wisely intends to have. His gorgeous bodyguard 'Of 120 men, in the, Barb of personified rainbows is cared' for out of the Indian treasury, and, l| think, this is the case with the retin-' ues of servants who man (and woman) each of his palaces.—Harper's Weekly. Fractional Repartee. The lute John Holmes, whose reputation for wit was not as wide as that of bis celebrated elder brother, Dr. Oliver AVendell Holmes, was yet known among his intimates as a man of ready repartee and characteristic humor. Mr. Holmes never married, but lived by himself in a little house in Cambridge, and once a friend rallied blm on his lonely life. "You ought to marry, John," said he, "and have a larger house." Why, yee," replied Mr. Holmes, with a quiet smile; "if I should take a better half, I wouW have to improve my quarters."—Bal- Herald.