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Algona, Iowa
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fcEi*tlBLtdAff, MAfl'S flow tho te.ttlo smote 5 Was By th'e Steady weWflut fittd. Oiotid ot shadow there *fts none, And the p'etvptriil'iu sun Fillfed tip every fnfc*te fttfd fold Of the landscfkffe's furrowed mold With the all t)'»tvttdtn« lt,-ht. our naked, -tfralibss helaht We could see' the throbbing heat t Of the conflict Hke n chart, Bared before us in detail Whet 8 *e him-* nbovo the hsxlt Of the' shot whosR every tread Left a footprint tnarkod in red. We cowld count I rom breath to breath jBvefry fern's and comrade s death J3v6i"y ttan of us deserted BVefy effort of our side, J3v'6ry movement of ttio foe In the moiling reek bolow. Not a man but understood All tiiat passed und alt that would Come, as clear as he Whoso mind Steered the squadrons, deaf and blind, Through the breakers that tipbufst Whore the cannon did their wof ft. We could see our time draw near: With, the knowledge grew our fear. Every dying nsouy Each of Us could plainly see— Seemod to each man's cnltti des SIS own death prefigured there. through each smoke wreath's curlttt ; frtain Visions rose to us of home, Memories of tender words, Perfumes, morning son ;s of birds; J^vces to ouch man grew plain He migiht never see again: Voices whispered : "The most brave- Soar no love words iti the gr.iVe ," There we saw from where we lay The day's crisis, like si flower, Bloom int.o the coming hour Saw our foemcn's utmost strength Hurled on Mil our lino* lit length; Saw our need und d <n.'cr nrow; Felt the wnttln ,' momenta KO While the bttlanco wavered yet; Saw how desperately mot All the lines before our bands; Knew the day was in our hands; Knew that not one chance in ten. Was with any wons of men In the path that lay before. Then, in all that trenchant roar, When no man of us could choose Not know all he had to lose, All we raisht tind mlaht not win, Mounted orders cluttered In, And. with our groat task plain in sight, Our foes seen in tho clear light. Steady, without sound of drum, Dumb, as a machine is dumb All our front with bayonets mu.v-sea, Like an tivulancho we churned —Edward Lucas White. Jennie Harlowe, BY W. CHLARK KUSSKI/L. , CHAPTER I. I had felt poorly and low for some 'lie. Nobody could say what was '^Ifmatter with me. but no doubt ,,jgfgeneral tone, as the doctors term it, had been depressed to a greater degree than I was conscious of, first of all by tho anxieties of a todious lawsuit, and next by the death of my dear mother, whose only son I was and with whom I-had lived without day's separation since the death of y 'father ten years previously. I mptied many bottles of tonic, but to no purpose; I passed some weeks at the seaside; I went on a holiday tour through France and Switzerland-for I' was an idle man with means sufficient to enable me to do as I pleased and go where I chose—but nothing came of my search after health; my spirits continued low, and the feeling of poorliness. remained with me. ' ; ' A't las^one'day the wtio had attended aiy father- and mpther throughout their married life advised me to go a voyage round the world. "Your little excursions," said he, •'are of no use. In ray opinion you want at least a year of ocean life. In a. Vroyago round the world you are perpetually shifting the temperature, you are incessantly breathing winds which blow from all quarters of the globe; you are carried into a tqtally 'new sphere of life where everything is fresh and stirring, where every condition of shore existence wears a new. face. My advice to you then, Christopher, is to take ship and sail away." What I am about,to tell you happened in the year 1818. Among the vessels named in the shipping lists p'f the day as bound to Sydney, New South Wales, was a craft of 700 tons called -the "Lady Charlotte." Her date suited mo the best of all the ' others contained in the list, and 1 / chose her for that and for no other reason. I called upon her owner in Fenchuroh street, who told me that the "Lady Charlotte" was not advertised as a passenger vessel; that if I looked at the advertisement again I would see that it referred to her ' n wholly as loading a freight for s,uph i and such a port; but that as there •were one or twp spare cabins aft I -was welcome to sail in her at a,mod* » epftte charge, though I should ceV- tHinly be the only passenger on board tvnd must therefore nPt expect the gp'rt, of table that was provided by The very condition of made me seem tp find . ..„,.. -^, „-,,,_.." in the prospect pf suehjppiva.Qy^J niay s a y of such is9la,tipn»^as was pffere^ here. A fortnight la^r I jome4 the [ess, fts though the skin was too taut upon him to-keep his mouth shut. A semicircle of white board, soft to smoke., went rolling as it were uudep liis chin from ear to car. He had broken his nose when a youth which heightened considerably the effect upon the beholder of an eager, nerv* ous twinkling of his left eye 1 that came very near to a constant winking. Me was a short man with a broken, deep-sea voice, and, spite of his odd face, of an aspect so kin'dly and warm-hearted that I felt a liking tot him the moment he grasped me by the hand and bade me welcome on board. The chief mate, on the other hand, Mr. Marling* was a tall, melancholy man with a heavy black beard and ah expression of countenance that itt repose was curiously despairful. He had but little of the appearance of a sailor, but happily the traditional grog-blossomed, purple-nosed, stain" ed-eyed face of the mariner is by no meahs a condition of sea-going qualities. No sooner was the order given for the ship to get under way than Mr. Marling showed himself in his true character. His expression of despair vanished, his voice rose into hurricane power as ho encouraged the men to heave at the windlass, his cries filled the ship as sail was made; cloth by cloth the canvas whitod the yar.ii), mounted the stays and arched like tho pinions of sea birds from the bowsprit and jib boom, until the "Lady Charlotte" in the keen, .brilliant sunshine of the afternoon showed as a symmetrical surface of snow, with something of the iridescence of foam in her glittering complexion, from the line of gold upon hor milk-white sides to where the little royals rounded yearning from under tho shining buttons of her trucks. It was all fine weather and pleasant sailing until wo had got to the back of the Goodwin Sands, when it came on to blow a fresh southeasterly breeze, which reefed our canvas for us and set the . little clipper dancing wildly, with her yards braced fore and aft. I had held up stoutly throughout the night, and at day-break next morning made a shift to crawl upon deck and take a looic around me, and, but for my nausea. I believe I should have considered the scene as line an' ocean piece as the world could produce. The sailors sprawled about the wet decks in streaming oil-skins. Mr. Jansen, tho second mate, a Scandinavian, with gin<rer-colored hair trembling to the wind under the brim of his sou'wester, held to a weather backstay, keopinff a bright lookout. I lamented the nausea that pro- vented me from entering, into full spirit of this roaring, humming; seething, flying picture of ocean life. But sickness proved too strong for me. I returned to my cabin, and, rolling into my bunk again, lay there ."for the next two days motionless and almost speechless, attended by the captain's servant, and often by the captain him- if. :.•-. ' ' ' ' .,. : ..•'.': •However, I had recovered and grown fairly sea proof before we were clear out of the channel. I arrived on deck full .of misgivings, and holding -on stubbornly as I moved, and found the "Lady Char-, lotte" sweeping before a strong breeze on the quarter flinging the spray from either bow in glittering masses and courtesying with long- drawn' gestures over a tall flowing sea that swept, to the counter and underran the buzzing craft in folds of brilliant blue water, on which rose and fell an exquisite lace-work of froth, beautified by foam-bells and radiant with tho flashings of expiring bubbles. The rushing air made me feel a new man. No need to enlarge the oceanic catalogue. Every day bi ought its change, and' out there came to me spirit of its own, would sometimes such rythmic gentleness that thoro Was scarce a flap of cloth lo be ' icard up in the dusk, where the heavy single top sails and the fot-e and main courses glimmered in pallid spaces against the delicate gloom. The hush of the night seemed to enter like a spirit into the fabric of the ship after eight bells had been struck in the second dog-watch, and the men off ditty had gone below. There might bo the flitting shadow of a man in the forecastle, but his naked feet trod with velvet softness; the dim and drowsy rumble of a human voice past the galley, us of a sailor delivering a yarn with heavy, half closed eye-lids. seemed to deepen to tho ear the perpetual stillness that came floating through tho gloom to every sense, off the wide, invisible surface of the sea like something determinable by the faculty of hearing. I walked the deck with Captain Christian till three bells had been struck—half-past nine. I cannot un* dorstatld that any mariner should be able to tell a sea story more humorously and dryly than he. He had used the ocean for years, had filled every grade from the position of boy to that of commander, bad visited parts of tho globe much less familiar to mankind in those days than in these, had scores of briny experi ences to regale one with, and was as profitable a man to listen to as auy man could desire to bo thrown with. Bui, at three bells his servant put the grog upon the table; he caught sight of tho decanter and glasses through the open skylight, and proposed that we should go below and proceed with a game of chess that we ' had started on a day or two previously. • •• Hot it was in the cabin, though there was tjie heel of a windsail to breeze down over our heady, and with every light lee and weather roll of tho ship 'there entered a gush of cool, dew-laden night air through he open ports. The captain and I at with our eyes rivoted upon the shoss- board. ' He held a large meerschaum pipe between his tooth, and tumbler of ruddy grog was at his elbow. Nothing was audible except now and again the dull, creaking sounds of cargo straining in the lold, or a yearning gurgling of vater. souiiding like a giant's sob, through an .open porthole, to the stoop of the ship upon the gentle inclination of tho solt, half-breathless swell of the sea. Suddenly my at- ;entlon was attracted by the head of INDUSTRIAL WORLD, to IN DAfE SClENce'S FIELD. Which M*a«ttrei th« tiii i by ttWctcs— fMdHaite tVntaHng 1,1 ve Stock by tiectfic Automaton. Crctomotef. This finely finished and very neat little device, of which the case and attachments are nickel plated* can be attached in five minutes' time to any bicycle, and will afford an accurate register of the distance the rider passes over. It is manufactured in two the No. 1, adapted to register ' styles, X at in. me. voyage, business pf preparing? whiph of wy '- J excitement Of a. of, every change, an impulse and a Captain Christian rally me on my long and seemingly aimless starings at what seemed to him the familiar line of tho horizon, or, the equally familiar floating lift of the brine alongside, or at a heaven of shifting shadows and lights long since rendered commonplace to an eye tha,t sought it' only fpr indications of weather and, mainly for prosperous winds. The long mate with his plaqk beard and despairful ,faoe would, wonder at me tqp, and. once haying charge pf the deck, and the captain being below,'stepped/up tP my side and asked me in a subdued hurricane note, softened yet by respept good nature, vyhftt I could see put yonder there to keep ,jn.e patiently? Jt had been, a. quiet dawn, Our latitude " . her, but we were south Pf this and the captain tajteejj. pf in with the s^uth'tajst presently. There was a from.'the the Jilted, brPWB " b,y a 'h,qt &ir of •-'---'- *-»•»-- • J4nes he tops (rt mountain*, and akeo more deeply into the surface of ,be terrestrial crust, the formation ot hydr&ted minerals fceiisg 'everyWhe're manifested. In view of all this, the eoiftclu&ion 13 regarded ft& inevitable that, Since all the vtratef Which has er existed may still exist ia the form of perpetual ice; snow, hydrated minerals, etc., the waters Of all oeeafta hare consequently been gradually dis* appearing 1 , and that the lowering of the oceans is- going on even at the present time, faster, perhaps, thai* ever befoi-e. a man staring through the open sky- .ight. It was the red-headed second mate. •"Below there, sir!" Tie quietly ailed. ' .••What is it?" deinandod .Captain Christian, expelling a cloud of smoke, without lifting his eyes from the chess-board. •: "There's a strange, faint .sound, sir; far away on the sea, off the starboard bow, it seems.' 1 "Sound, d'ye say!"' , ... "Ay, sir; a faint dribble of noise." ' "What's, it like?" MS Iced the captain, keeping his eyes glued to tho chess-board. "Why, it's like the voice of a woman singing,' sir," answered the second mate. ;?';•;• "Very,odd," I exclaimed, starting. "Anything'in sight, Mr. Jan'son?" exclaimed the captain, now cocking his winking eye up at the skylight as he asked:the question. '•Nothing," answered the second mate. "But, then, sir; 'tis thick as thunder aUaround." "Well," exclaimed the captain, "if the noise'coatinues or approaches let me know," and with that he drew himself together, as it wore, with first a long pull at his glass and then several contemplative puffs at his pipe, to, consider afresh^his next move on the chess-board. A few minutes later Jansen's head showed again. [TO BE COXTINUKD.] In Util'roiirt Clrules, The railroad conductor was talking to the now brakeman about the smal} business the road was doing in their department. <*i never saw it so bad," said the conductor. • •Why, this ain't a smell to what I've seen it put West five years ago," protested the brakeman, "it couldn't have been much worse," ' "Couldn't it? Well, I don't think, Why,'on one road, where' I was for bottor'n a year.they 'used, to make us train hwds pay our way, so's tp sbpw any'business »t all fop the pas* senger department. Talk about smaU business,; wh^i you don't know a, Ji'ttie thins 1 'ft b 9»1f Me real, thing, flon'ti" aad/thebya^emjjB got flff weodppx a,ndj tried, -to - W^rk twoferjiQ twelfths of a mile up to 1,000 miles, and the No. 2, which registers six' teetiths of a mile up to 100 miles. Fig. 1 shows the manner of its attachment to the fork on left hand side of front wheel, Fig. 3 representing the slotted angle piece by which its adjustment in position is easily effected and Fig. 2 showing tho interfering band, to be fastened to the wheel in such position that, at each revolution of the wheel, the band will move and roll over the lever projecting from the cyclometer casing'. The device, is placed one can see it all the time, and it is an exceedingly simple matter to adjust it in position. Its action is positive, and every wheel in it is locked to prevent rattle. Foundations in Quicksand. The well-known German engineer, Neukirch, in a paper on making foun datioas in quicksand, urges that the sand on which the foundation is to res' be converted into solid concrete ley blowing into it, by air pressure, powdered dry hydraulic cement, using for this purpose a 1J4 inch pipe drawn to a point at its lower end and having three or more % inch holes. In practice, this pipe is joined at its upper end by a rubber tube to : an injector, which is connected to atsource of compressed air and is fed with dry cement, the sinking of the pipe to the depth required being facilitated by blowing air through it during its descent and setting, it in motion, a depth reaching to 19 feet being thus quickly accomplished. After this, the cement is fed in and carried into the sand by the air, which, being forced up through the former, insures a thorough mixture with the cement, and the tube is then islowly withdrawn, the v .supply- of cement being continued until it reaches the surface, the concrete formed in this way, taking several weeks to harden and requiring'some months to attain its/ full strength. Further, the whole area to be treated is divided into a number of small areas of about 1 square foot each, and, the tube being sunk successively and'oper- ated on each-pf the squares, it is found that, the .mixture of the sand and cement,produced occupies less space than did the sand alone before the operation. This method of operation has been resorted to successfully in cofferdam construction and sewer ivvhere such had to be laid in interlocking Pavements. A newly proposed system of pavement material and construction pte- sents, as its principal feature, a combination of interlocking prlsmoidal blocks in conjunction with a concrete supporting foundation, with boundary curbs of the roadway, and a grating of cement or asphaltum by means of Which the blocks are firmly interlocked and are interdependent upon each other for support. In this way 'the foundation is entirely relieved from the pressure which would arise from any one block independently. . As every block is supported in one direction between two others which have diverging bases while in a direction at right angles with these; it in turn serves to support the abutting ends of two other blocks which fit against it This construction leaves spaces between the blocks and also, spaces between those at the sides of the curbing, which are filled with the material for binding the blocks together. The whole surface is finally coated with asphaltum. Conveying Liquid Air. Among the recent successes of chemical science is Prof. Dewar's conveyance of a considerable quantity of liquid air from London to Cambridge. Condensing the various detailed accounts, of this achievement which have appeared, the simple fact may be stated thac the liquid air was;, carried in a double , glass, vacuum-jacketed flask, the space between the inner and outer flasks containing nothing but extremely attenuated mercurial vapor together with a little liquid mercury. On.pouring liquid air into the inner flask, its outer surface is rapidly covered with a mercurial film of 'extreme thinness, forming a reflection surface highly impervious to radiant heat. As soon as this is formed, the whole apparatus is packed ii} "solid carbonic acid, which at once freezes the liquid mercury, arrests the deposit upon the'inir- ror, reduces the mercurial vapor to an infinitesimal quantity, forms an almost perfect vacuum, and supplies an envtlope 80 degrees below zero; thus protected, the liquid air was conveyed. Celluloid mirrors are A new F*6neli invention Is for opening'oysters. •: . Among flowers chrysantnenilti!ii& live the longest after being cut. A Substitute for glass is made ffonl collodian wotfi and is flexible, nOt brittle. Goldfish are of Chinese origin. They u-erc originally found itt & large lake, near Mount Tsientsing, and were first brought to Europe in the seventeenth century. To determine how much coal a bitt will hold, calculate 37K cubic feet to every ton of 2,000 pounds. This rule applies substantially to either soft of hard coal, A Japanese house has been built in South Salem, Mass., for Bunkio Matsuki, a ivealthy . Japanesc^American. It has all the American conveniences to adapt it to the climate, but is whol* ly Japanese in design and finish. Touch the convex side of a - watch glass upott water so as to leave a drop hanging on the glass. Pour a little, ether into the concave side and blow upon it. The rapid ' evaporation of the ether will render the glass so cold that the drop of water will be frozen. "In the summer," said a housewife, "the ice in the refrigerator melts very rapidly. To make it last as long as possible we used to wrap about it an old blanket or a piece of carpet, but nowadays we wrap it up in newspapers. It keeps better in newspapers and we no longer have the trouble of washing and drying the other wraps." / THE TAX-GATHERER. The Source of Fetrolenra. The theory that the remains of animals -Jform the raw materials from which petroleum is formed by nature is still/held by some prominent scientists; and, as to the manner in which the organic substances of those animals became decomposed. Dr, Engler eets fprth as a primary starting point the fa v ct that such substance consists essentially of nitrogena-ted material and f$t< the former easily decomposed, the latter very staple, as has been well j|;nown for a long time, and dem-- onstrjit e d 'by exact investigations, ex- amplJI in proof being the wax of cadavers in' old graves, the fat in the bonef pf mammals thousands of years old, %nd the fat on the bpttpm of the oeeaifrecently fpund. Whether, and howj^he fat wq.s decomposed in this longvjiperiod by the- water spitting up glycerol and forming the free acid —foijnstanqp, the fat in the bones of roamjnals—can not be answered, but botttS|at as well as the .fatty acids, fovn^fpetroleum whea distilled under pressure. One of the many possibUi« ties cited b ( y Dr- JSngler, by which, the mecH&nieaA process p| tb'e transmuta* tion'Jijat into petroleum way haye takef^place, js that remains of the, —-ter w questiqp, wrapped in ,nd transported by the c\iv?ents. Experiments, Among the recent announced improvements in photographic methods and materials, mention is; made of a; new substance produced -by soaking^ cellulose fiber in a 15 per cent solution of caustic soda and then exposing the; resulting compound to the action of carbon disulphide vapors for three hours in a closed vessel; a yellowish mass is thus formed, which gives a solution of great viscosity when dissolved in water,, and from .which* it is precipitated by the addition of alcohol or salt and water, wliile its solubility is destroyed by heating to 90 degrees C., this converting it into a horny, structureless mass of cellulose, somewhat hygroscopic and probably suitable for a suitable for'a support to the sensitive photographic film, and it may eventually' replace celluloid. It is said to be possible to coat a glass plate with the solution and then precipitate upon it the insoluble film by means of salt and water and subsequent heating, any adhering chemicals under this management being readily removed by washing. Feeding and Watering Live Stock, The illustration represents .some novel electrically operated devices, adapted to work automatically with a time mechanism, for feeding .and watering Ijve stock, or a manually operated circuit closer may be utilized in connection with the improvement if desired, For feeding- hay a pivoted" rack is employed journaled at a convenient point above the manger, the The taxes of the people of this country equal about $10 to each inhabitant. -, Finland is the" least taxed country in Europe. The total taxes amount to only $4 per head of population. , The revenue of nations raised mostly by taxation lias trebled since 1850, increased over five times since 1810, and fifty-five times since 1080. The royal library of Nebuchadmjzzar recently unearthed at Babylon, contains innumerable tax lists and records of taxes paid and unpaid. There are .2,954; persons in Great Britain who pay tax on an incpeae of more than £5,000 a year, and 973 who pay taxes on more than £10,000. • The people of Italy are the most heavily taxed of any civilized nation. The state taxation'equalp twenty-two per cent of the earnings of the people. The revenue of the >. United States government last year was $385,818,639 of which all but $3,900,000, from the sale of public lands,, was derived from taxation. . •'' The people Of th'e, United States pay more taxes than the people of any other -nation" on the globe. The estimated total of national and local taxation is $630,000,000. Coffee is taxed £02 a ton in France,' £50 in Italy,-£40 in Austria, £25 in Portugal, £22 in Norway, £20 in Germany and Spain, £15 in Russia and £14 in Great Britain. DOMESTIC RELATIONS. Under Jowa law husband and wife are one and can not conspire, bargain or do any of the numerous other things which it requires tsvo to accomplish. Search has been instituted in New York for Sophie Neumann, w}>o in 1870 eloped from the Netherlands with Adolf Nohl, a good-looking- but $-hiftles r » young man. Sophie's brother has just died, leaving her a $400,000 sugar plantation. Nohl died in New Jersey in 1880 and his widow has been los;t track of. After William French of Ashland, Wis., had been sent to jail for lifp for shooting a man, James H. Duket married Mrs. French, It was jealousy of Duket thnt led to the crime.' Now French has been released pending a new trial and 'Duket has been arrested, notwithstanding his plea that tho sentence was a statutory divorce. , The latest novelty in social organization^ the s.ix' finger club, ~" ' not the proscribed sise of the but the particular number of each member ^nust 'have on . i one hand, The recpyds, of, 4he , show., tliat , there, are ' 8,V73 , in the -yvorld with sis fingrers, band, an4 431 with seven', fingerf" individual is the prpn4 fingers on OW " < 5 "< ,*' -bging tinted'to discharge jfe by the y§ieaif> al a catch on a J -'-•«-•-'--'-*—••• whiphhas- 9* »

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