The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on October 16, 1895 · Page 7
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 16, 1895
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IOWA, 10, 1895, \ r'ed from perspiration, misty-eyed, dis- hevelled. Tho men were gnlpitig at their canteens,fierce to Wring every mite of Water from tbcm. And they polisfted at their swollen and watery features With coat sleeves and bunches of grass. However, to the youth there was a consid- ' able joy in musing upon his pefform- arices during the charge, tie had had Very little time, previously, in Which to appreciate himself, so that there Was now much satisfaction in quietly thinking of his actions. He recalled bits of . color that in the flurry had stamped themselves unawares upon his engaged senses. As the regiment lay heaving from its Hot exertions, the officer who had named them as mule drivers came galloping along the line. He had lost his cap. His towsled hair streamed wildly and his face Was dark With Vexation and wrath. His temper Was displayed with more clearness by the Way in which he managed his horse. He jerked and wrenched savagely at his bridle, stop* pitg the hard-breathing animal with a furious pull near the colchel of the regiment. He immediately exploded in reproaches which came unbidden to the ears of the men. They were sud i denly alert, being always curious about black Words between officers. "Oh, thunder, MacCbesiney, what an awful bull you made of this thing," began the officer. He attempted low tones, but his indignation caused certain of the men to.learn the sense of his words. "What an axvful mess you made. Good Lord, man, you stopped about a hundred feet this side of a very pretty success. If your men had gone a hundred feet further you would have made a great charge, but as it Is what a lot of mud diggers you've got anyway." The men, listening with bated breath, now turned their curious eyes upon the colonel. They had a ragamuffin interest in this affair. The colonel was seen to straighten his form and put one hand forth in oratorical fashion. He wore an injured air; it was as if a deacon had been accused of stealing. The men were wiggling in an ecstasy of excitement. But, of a sudden, the colonel's manner changed from that of a deacon to that of a Frenchman. He shrugged his shoulders. "Oh, well, general, we went as far as we could," he said, calmly. "As far. as you could? Did you, b'Gawd?" snorted the other. "Well, that wasn't very far, was it?" he added, with a glance of cold contempt into the other's eyes. "Not very far, I think. You were intended to make a diversion in favor of Whiterside. How well you succeeded, your own cars can tell yor now." He wheeled his horse and rode stiffly away. The colonel, bidden to hear the jarring noises of an engagement in the. woods to the left, broke out in vague damnations. The lieutenant, who had listened with an air of impotent rage to the interview, spoke suddenly in firm and undaunted tones: "I don't care what a • man is—whether he is a general, or what—if.he says'th' boys didn't put up a good fight out there, he's a damned fool." "Lieutenant," began the colonel, severely, '"this is my own affair, and I'll trouble you—" The lieuteno.nt made an obedient gesture. "Allright, colonel; all right," he said. He sat down, with an air of being content with himself. The news that the regiment had been reproached went along the line. Fora •time the men were bewildered by it. "Good thunder 1" they ejaculated, staring at the janishing form of the general. They conceived it to be a huge mistake. Presently, however, they began to believe that in truth their efforts had been called light. The youth could see this conviction weigh upon the entire regiment until the men were like cuffed and cursed animals, but, withal, rebellious. The friend, with a grievance in his eye, went to the youth. "I wonder What he does want," he said. "He must think we went out there an' played marbles, I never see sech a man." The youth developed a tranquil philosophy for these moments of irritation, "Oh, well," he rejoined, "he probably djdn't see nothing of it at all and got mad as blazes and concluded we were a lot of sheep just because we didn't do what he wanted done. It's a pity old Grandpa Henderson got killed yesterday. He would haye known that we did our best and fought good, It's just our awful luck, that's what." "I should say so," replied the friend. He seemed to be deeply wounded at an injustice. "I should say we did have awful luck, There's no fun in fightin' fer people when everything yeh do—no ma' '"-* what—ain't done right, I have a notion t' stay behind next titne and let 'em take their o]' charge an' go t' th' devil with it," The youth spoke soothingly to his • comrade, "Well, we both did good. I'd like to see the fool what'd say we didn't do as good as we could." » ( 0f Bourse we did," declared the friend stoutly. "An 1 I'd break the fel» ley's neck if he was as big as a church. 'But we're all right, anyhow, fer I beard one feller say that we two fit th' , beg^in th 1 reg'ment an 1 they had a great argyment 'bput it. Another feJ* ..ley, a course he bad 't 1 up an' say it was a. lie^he seen all wba^ was, goin* on an* s'neyer seen us from' th' Jeginnln 1 V . An'a lot more struck' in as' wasn't a lie^ve did fi#ht> IJUe an' they us quite'*, send* what I can't stand i* eyorlagtin' 9V soldiers, titter "" }'j an 1 ••jip. 'Their (ttww ^M.eli'F^twws- Y '" $jb* |eiK «",f hta^aj^* the odher, as he arranged himself to tell his tidings. The others made an excited circle. "Well, sir, th' colonel met your Hentenant right by us—it was the derncl- cst thing I evsr heard — an' he ses: 'Ahem,' ses he, 'Mr. Hasbrouck, 1 he ses, 'by th' wiy, who J " M** ** * as that, lad -\r~ , what carried th' *<* flag,' he ses. There, PIe m, SEVKRAL MKX CAME, what do Veh think a that? ' Who was the lad what carried th' flag?' lie Res, ah' the lieu- tcii^nt, he speaks up right away. 'That's Flemin', an' he's ft ./imhickey,' he ses. Th' lieutenant, he ses: 'He's a jimhickey,' and the colonel, he ses: 'Ahem, he is indeed a very good man t' have. Mo kcp' th' flag Way t' th' front. J saw '5m. He's a good 'un,' ses the Colonel. 'You bet,'ses the lieutenant, 'he an* a feller liatned Wilson was atth' head a th' charge, an' howlin' like Indians, all the time,' he ses. 'Head a the charge all the time, 1 he ses. 'A feller named Wilson, 1 he ses. There, Wilson, m' boy> put that in a letter an* send it hum V yer mother, hey? 'A feller named Wilson,' he ses. An' the colonel, he ses: 'Were they indeed? Ahem, ahem. My sakes,' he ses. 'At th' head o' th' reg'ment?' he ses. 'They were,' ses-the lieutenant.. 'My sakes,'ses the colonel. He ses: 'Well, well, well,' he ses, 'those two babies?' 'They were,' ses the lieutenant. 'Well, well,' ses the colonel, 'they deserve t' be major generals,' he ses. 'They deserve t' be major generals.'" The youth and his friend said: "Huh." "Yer lyin', Thompson." "Oh, go to blazes." "He never said it." "Oh, what a lie." "Huh." Hut despite these youthful scoffings and embarrassments they knew that their faces were deeply flxishing from thrills of pleasure. They exchanged a secret glance of joy and congratulation. They speedily forgot many things. The past held no pictures of error and disappointment. They were very happy. TUB END. Vaccinated Laud. Impoverished land is now "vaccinated" on the continent of Europe. It is generally known that laud is enriched by planting it occasionally with a luguminous crop like clover or lucerne, the roots of which absorb more nitrogen than they take from the ground. Where the nitrogen come from was the problem. Messrs, llcllriegel and Will- forth have discovered that the absorb- tion is due to minute organisms, a sort of disease in the roots, which, when the supply of nitrogen In the soil begins to fail, appear as an excrescence, draw nitrogen from the air, and so enrich the soil again. Experiments have been made in France and Germany to hasten the growth of the disease by sprinkling the fields with soil in which tuberculous crops have been grown or with water in which they have been steeped. In Prussia a field was sown with lupins; one part of it was then treated in the ordinary way, the other inoculated from au old lupJR'.cropj the yield in_ the latter part was'five and a half times as great p,s in the other. "WiiAT have you got there, .limtnie- boy?" asked his teacher, observing that the small youth was playing behind the cover of his desk. "Two horse-chestnuts and one little pony-chestnut," said Jimmieboy.—Harper's Young People. HINTS ON MENDING. There's a Right Way and a Wrong Way of Repairing Clothing. Garments which will wear forever without the need of mending have yet to be invented, and in the meantime it may be of some use to readers to have a few hints as to the best way of mending their clothing. When putting a patch on an old dress no greater mistake can be made than to use apiece of new material, for if the dress be at all worn the patch will show very plainly, while if the dress be made of washing material it is very probable that a new patch will shrink and completely spoil the appearance of the whole garment. So be careful if you have to mend a dress made • of print, muslin or any other washing material, to wash the piece from whiph you cut the patch, so that the shrinkage will take place before the patch is pul; in. Never patch a woolen dress, unless it is absolutely unavoidable, but tack a piece q 1 ? the material underneath the weak place and darn on the right side with the ravelings, and, if carefully done, the repair will hardly show. When kid gloves split use fine cotton of the same color as the glove for wend' ing in preference to silk, for it wears better and is less Mtoly to cut the glove ; it is an &3van|j|||pto wax the potton beforen$i#g'flirW r hen lace begins to wear into holes, instead of drawing it together as most people do, darn it .carefully with, cotton. This will strengthen the jaee, and if neatly done will be Hardly noticeable, IB, darning 1 , whether wool, cotton or silk be used, try to njatch the color ol the garment S3 pearly as possible, Sometimes if a garment be faded it is necessary to expose, the new material used for mepdjpg jfc fop g ome In the it the right color,-" o,fte is to 99 lf pousd wsti<? J^', *A TT J* four, Uie« feezed, AN FATE. ftift Alcoholic Breath Caught Fire and Mi Wei iint-ncd to jtreath. The manufacture of distilled spirits, locally known as Hoochinoo, has been carried ort by the natives of Alaska for a long period, and at times during the early days of the Gassier excitement it was freely purchased by the white miners as the only liquor obtainable, owing to the strict enforcement of the prohibitory clause against the importation of liquors into the territory, says the Alaska Mining Record. Hoochinoo is nothing more or less than raw alcohol) being distilled mainly from brown Sugar of molasses and corn meal. Undi* luted the stuff has a double proof strength, makes "drunk come" freely and but a few swallows of it Will set a man howling in demoniac glee, and nothing but an Indian, with his copper^ lined stomach, can stand a protracted spree on it. The Kako Indians probably lead fell others in the manufacture of these spirits and as proof of their knowledge of the art of making a double proof article, we give the particulars of the awful fate of an expert Kako distillef which happened recently on that island. It seems that this Indian, while en* gaged in the manipulation of his little coal oil can still, imbibed too freely of its tricklings and in a drunken stupor lay down by his fire of cedar logs and fell asleep, With his face uncomfortably near the fire and his breath fanning the flames. Through some reason known only to the medical fraternity gas accumulated in the stomach and the breath of the sleeper reaching the flames the alcohol gas ignited. The sleeper suddenly leaped to hia >feet with a terrifying scream and fell back writhing in agony. The man was burning internally. Smoke and even flames were issuing from his mouth and his agony was something awful. His loud screeches brought the members of the camp about him, who looked on in silent, terror-stricken awe, unable to do anything for his relief. The combustion continued until the Indian was literally consumed inside and for some time after the spirit of life had fled. WOMEN SAILING SHIPS. Striking Illustrations of Their Capabilities in the Seafaring Line. It is not often that a ship has been in charge of a woman. The wife of the captain of the Jefferson Borden took her husband's watch occasionally when the vessel was short handed after the mutiny and murder of the officers. In 1869 the ship Denmark 'was brought into port by the captain's wife, the captain himself^ being laid up and incapable of doing anything except give advice. Another striking illustration of woman's capabilities in the seafaring line is afforded by the case of the bark Rebecca Crowell, which left New York for Buenos Ayres, but became disabled during a severe gale three days after leaving. Several of the spars and sails were carried away, and the captain and first mate were injured to such an extent that they were confined to their berths the rest of the voyage and rendered unfit to manage the vessel. There was no other person on board who understood navigation except the captain's wife, and she undertook the task of conducting the , bark to the point of destination. The second mate was a young man twenty years old, able to take the helm, but ignorant of the process of making observations. The captain's wife, therefore, assumed the command of the vessel, took observations, calculated the latitude and longitude regularly, maintained her place on the poop, and directed the course of the vessel. After exercising control for fifty-eight days, during which the vessel encountered violent gales and shipped heavy seas, she conducted the vessel, with its valuable cargo, safely into the port of Buenos Ayres. In this actual impei-sonation of "the sweet little angel that sits up aloft to keep watch for the life of poor Jack," the captain of the Rebecca Crowell was indeed fortunate in his matrimonial venture. HIS RELIGION ALL RIGHT. It Was Any Kind That Was Necessary for the Occasion. In the "Reminiscences of an Emigrant Milesian" is the following curious anecdote: Stack, formerly of Walshe's regiment, was among the officers of the Irish brigade who went on half-pay at its dissolution. He had remained on half -pay so long that he became the oldest colonel in the army, Ho obtained his promotion to the-rank of major-general after a somewhat curiousjnterview with the duke of York, the commander in chief at that time, Having solicited the honor of an audience of his royal highness, he received an intimation that the duke would receive him at the horse guards next day. He was punctual in his attendance, and being introduced to the 'commander in chief was honored by the customary question; "Well, colonel, what can I do for you?" "J perceive, sir," replied Stack, "that there is a brevet coming out, in which I hope to be included, I am tl»e senior eolonel in his majesty's service," "True, Col, Stack; but ^ive me leave to ask yon of what religion yon are?" »j am of the region of & major general." dyke bowed,, &n,<J $ta.cfc was WOMEN HUM THJfi Sodtety Lights of Batf ditsr, Mioh., Conductresses for a Dajf. A bed of petrified oysters h^g found QR. the tPP Q! Big moun|ayj, bach of Forks. tog, Wyoming' c.p\jaty, Pa', Some 1 of the specimens are of WSins«oth glge, one IB Jfe Reynolds' frW9 i»9hes Giro Part of tho Rwclpts to the Women's Masonic Tcttsple Association —JIalt) Patrons Bittdc to Come Down Handsomely. The new woman in all her glory ex* cepting the bloomers had possession of all the best streets of Bay City, Mich., one day recently. In other words she ran the motor cars and everybody had to keep out of the way or ride, and the unfortunates who rode without a nickel in their pockets and were compelled to give up anywhere from a quarter to a whole dollar are glad the women don't run the cars every day. For several days it had been an* nounced that the Women's Masonic Temple association would have charge of the cars for one day and would receive a portion of the receipts. Early in the morning a "conductress" was ott hand to operate every car. The ladies who collected fares during the day were the wives and daughters of the leading men of the city, who are prominent in masonic affairs, and the way dollars flowed into their treasury and incidentally into that of the street car company makes the latter wish the "conductress" were an everyday affair. In many cases it was a regular hold* Up. "We don't make change to-day," was the invariable answer when anyone objected to paying several times a single fare and it was indeed a hardened villain who could still object to being relieved of his coin. Of course, when once in awhile some old codger who couldn't see the joke of the thing insisted on getting the exact change back he got it, but it always took the ladies so long to flnd the right money that he sometimes was carried a block or so past his destination, and then had to walk back. Then, too, there was the smart young man who would pay fares for a half dozen friends with a choice collection of big Canada coppers, but the money was always taken smilingly. Of course the 'conductors were tired. They quit shortly before midnight, and many of them had aching heads and weary feet, but they all knew they had put in a good day's work, and many a stray nickel or quarter above the regular fare had come "their way," and they were satisfied. ANTI-FAT CRAZE. Methods In Vogue In Europe for It educing Superfluous Avolrdupolo. Banting, the artificial thinning-down process, is just now a erase in London. It is said that both men and women de^vote much time and thought to the subject, and those physicians who make a specialty of reducing weight have reaped a harvest of profit. According to a correspondent, of the various sys terns in vogue the most efficacious seems to be that pursued and recommended by the. French doctors—the fish regimen. The patient .lives'entire- ly on various kinds of fish, a small slice of wholemeal bread being permitted with each meal. British specialists deny to their patients any food containing either sugar or starch. Anti- fat dishes have largely entered into the menu of all well-ordered establishments, and toast has taken the place of bread. It is said that Dr. Zwiniugeu, Bismarck's plvysician, simply orders his patients to entirely, forego any kind of liquid with their meals. By this means he claims to make the stoutest man become normal in size. "CLIMATE AND HEALTH." New Publication Just Issued by the Weather Bureau at Washington. The first number of "Climate and Health," a publication issued by the weather bureau, has just appeared. Secretary Morton saw something of the kind published in Cornwall, England, and last winter directed the attention of the weather bureau officials to it with a suggestion that something similar would be of benefit to the people of the United States. It consists largely of tables giving the mortality statistics of tho country by sections. The characteristics of the weather in each section for the week will be given, and from them scientists and others interested may draw inferences and deduce facts as to the relation climate bears to health. The introductory statement to the initial number modestly says it is published not as the perfection of this sort of statistics, but as an earnest of what the bureau is desirous of doing for the country, Pushels of Finger Rings Lost, "It's safe to say that a basketful of finger rings are lost at the seashore every season," said an habitue of the At* lantic coast -summer resorts recently. "Many bathers never think to remove their rings from their fingers before taking a plunge in the surf, and when they come out not a few find that the rings have slipped off in the water, 'Of course, they are irrevocably lost in the sands* If the beach, at Atlantic City, fop instance, could be thrashed out or sifted, it would yield a gold mine, not to mention a valuable store of precious of every kind." of the Panube, syndicate is trying to wl&im the land in the delta of ttye between the Bt, Qeorge's arid byapohes, by means of dikes, the bar now half, #fj$ t9' reach guliua.and lo $|! ty 4p hQpd the eha.B»el dfgj* ej»9«^h £°.r ships drawipg twenty* STRAIGHTENING AFRICAN KINKS Secret of A No* Orleans tVoman for gat* igfying fanlty ol Colored Keftatteft. "I abominate straight hair," eS- claims the Caucasian beauty, and "1 hate kinks," groans the fascinating lady of color. So, forthwith, the mind feminine starts out in search oi ways and means to make kinks come and to make kinks go. With glue, papillottes, plaiting and burning the maiden of the straight locks endeavors to make her head adornment take on graceful waves, while her sister of the dusky hue dreams of the day when kinks will be Under control. In times past the lady of color was wont to divide her woolly appendage into many little tufts, which were dijawn as straight as possible, and tightly wrapped with cord or shoe string. It is true this gave the head a porcupiny appearance during six days of the week, but on Sunday a visible parting and symmetrical topknot repaid the damsel for her week of suffering to be beautiful. But, nowadays, the "new woman" among the Afro-Americans cannot appear at the lecture, the woman's club or the soci'ty meetings with the horny week-day heads of the past. "Necessity is the mother of invention," fits this case as so many others. A secret has been discovered for not only straightening out the kinks, but to keep them straightened out for six months at a time. q, The secret is in tho possession of an enterprising colored woman, Who makes her home in New Orleans, and who, it is said, does a thriving business in smoothing out the knotty tr-^.'js of her sisters. As she gets five dollars a head, and there is no lack of trade, this kink specialist has a veritable bonanza, In this one respect, at least, the dark- skinned would-be beauty has the advantage of the pale-faced belle, who aspires to rippling hair. While the former has tp undergo hair manipulation but once in six months the latter's locks have to suffer daily treatment. A DISCOURTEOUS LAWYER. Ho Did Not Act Like a Gentleman from Virginia. In Kentucky an unfortunate merchant saw bankruptcy confronting him, and to save a portion of his property he invoked the name of his wife and the assistance of a friend. The creditors instituted proceedings to recover certain property, and in the course of the proceedings his friend, a native of Virginia, was put upon the stand. All went well, says the Louisville Post, until the witness was sub-' iccted to a rigid cross-examination by a lawyer, himself a native of Virginia. The witness went blundering along at such a rate that his lawyer felt it necessary to interfere and tell him that he was not required to answer questions which would criminate himself. After the close of the case, which resulted disastrously for our accommodating friend from Virginia, he expressed indignation at the humiliation to which he had been subjected. "I was never in my life treated with so little courtesy," ho said. "The opposing counsel did not act at all like a gentleman, sir. I expected entirely different treatment, especially as I learned that he was from Virginia, and he knew I was from that state. No, sir, in the old days no Virginia gentleman, sir, would cause another Virginia gentleman the slightest embarrassment because of so paltry a matter, nor would he seek by set interrogatories to make him contradict himself. No, sir, it is unpardonable, sir, and all for the purpose of increasing the dividends of a few Yankee clients whom he never saw. I am convinced, sir, that your lawyer never came from Virginia at all, sir; he must have come from West Virginia." TOMB OF MARY AND LAZARUS. An Interesting Tombstone Discovered in Palestine. In a recent issue of the Journal of the German Palestine society. Prof. Gelzer, of Jena, discussed an interesting tombstone discovered at Cesarea, in Palestine, and which first appeared in the Revue Biblique, published at Jerusalem. The inscription reads: "Monument belonging to (or dedicated to) Mary and Lazarus." The language is Greek, and the inscription dates from the fourth or fifth century. The original editors, the Dominicans of Jerusalem, thought that it was merely a monument of ' two persons by the names of Mary and Lazarus. Gelzer, however, is of opinion that the Biblical persons of these names were intended,, especially also in view of the fact that Mary's name precedes that of Lazarus. He draws attention to the fact that in the first half of the fifth century the discovery of apostles' and prophets' tombs was "a flourishing and manifestly also a lucrative branch of indusr try," At' that period it was claimed that the bodies of Joseph, Samuel, gaehariab, John the Baptist, and other Biblical men were found, and many of these pseudo reli<?s were transported to the capital city of Christendom, Constantinople. It is not impossible that at this period also the pretended remains of the pister and brother from Bethany were transported to Cesarea, which in the ante-Chalcedonian period ~i« e,, down to 45t»— was the metropolitan center of the church in Palestine, Sugar Who ,wowld think of making sugar eater by the addition of salt? gu^h, 1 however, fa asserted tQ he th 6 c&.ge, by gu_jata at a late meeting p,f the P* Berlin, that Kitten It Sltstftbe* the felrd'9 l*£s tor and Pays 1) eft fly for its froily. The oStHch at the Philadelphia logical garden stood in the long adjoining its cagei in the cleerhouse other day. tt gazed contemplativ^Jjr through the bars of the fence at tire"world beyond, and Shivered once- &*< awhile as the cool breezes swept do*±s» > upon it. A playful kitten came throtrfji* the fence into the yard. The kittens went running along the yard untiP iSL came to the ostrich. Thinking ite- long, thick legs Were young saplirigj^,, the playful kitten gave a run atesS, quickly climbed up them, and 'Was soasar on top of the ostrich's back. The huge bird did not know what to make of ift. at first, and went cantering around tins. yard*as though the'plague were after ilL Round and round it went until, red' 5m- the face, it came to a sudden stop. T2w& kitten never moved. It had taken at firm hold of the ostrich's feathers, axtaSL did not propose to be shaken. Finding that the strange beast refused to Ite thus disposed of, the ostrich became? less scared and more angry. ItcurleS' Its neck and twisted its head so as. let- get a fair look at the kitten. The M%ten never winced. It began to think zfc had barked up the wrong tree, but Site Was determined to see the matter out. The ostrich aimed a blo\v at the ricteav but the cat dodged. It tried again, bo*. the result was the same. Again oral again the agile head and long neek . 'rained sledge-hammer blows at the tricky little kitten. It escaped theroaB,, though some came rather too near for comfort. Finally the kitten got scartaflL It ran out on the ostrich's neck to- gss%, out of the way. The ostrich could JM& hit it there. With a sudden movemeiiil, however, the ostrich stretched its neck backward, encircled the kitten aroirofl the waist, and squeezed it until it •wssis dead. Then it unwound itself suwl: placidly looked at the dead animal. After a moment or two of contemplation it picked up its victim and flungratt, as far as it could. EARLIEST OF ROSES. The Provence or Cabbage Hose by Herodotus. In a learned article on roses the Quara^- terly Review says: "The earliest ceav tain trace in Greek literature of rose as a cultivated flower is- found in Herodotus, in his account 1 saf* the rise of the house of Maoedomaw. The sons of Temenus, he says OboeSc.- viii., 13 J), fled into another part a'f Macedonia, and took up their abocte 'near the gardens of Midas. In thess?- gardens are roses which grow of themselves'— that is, we suppose, withon*"- much attention to pruning or budding; — 'so sweet that no others can vie them in this, and their blossoms as many as sixty petals apiece.' " Every rosegrower will at onco recog'- nize in this the most venerable of aX& rose records, the original rosa centa- folia, still more than two thousand years afterward one of the sweetest: 3m many an old English garden— the oM- Provence or cabbage rose. And it is. as- curious illustration of Herodotua'-'-BG"- cura ', •"^~ 1 * curacy in unsuspected'* details Pliny describes the same rose 'as fi principally in much the same distrksV in the neighborhood of Philippi, thse people of .which, ha says, get it froira the neighboring Mount Pangaeus, auucil greatly improve it by transplantation In the long history of roses the Provence or hundred-leaved rose seems-; chiefly'to have formed the backbone oSL continuity. LOST FOR AGES.'. Discovery of a Burled City in TurkeststK." by a Party of Prussians. In Turkestan, on tho right bank a& the Amou Diara, in a chain of roclc^ hills, near the Bokharan town csif Karki, are a number of largo cav*ai- which, upon examination, were fomjag. to lead to an underground city,. bttBit apparently long before the Christian- era. According to effigies, says- Ins- formation, inscriptions and desig^os- upon the gold and silver money tjss- earthed from among the ruins the- OK- ; istence of the town dates back to sonos^ two centuries before the birth. <affi\, Christ. The underground Bokharan cityfe. about two versts long and is composed, of an enormous labyrinth of corridors, streets and squares, surrounded fe»y/ houses and other buildings two or threet-^' stories high. The edifices contain- oJL kinds of domestic utensils, pots, urns*. vases and so forth, In some of itust- streets falls of earth and rock have ol»- • structed the passages, but .generally" the visitor can walk about freely witiv-- out lowering'his head. The high>de-- groe of civilization attained by the* &*-' * habitants of the city, is shown by t&e» ( fact that they built in several stories, • by the symmetry of the streets anil, ' square, and by the beauty of the day ! and metal utensils and of the ments and coins, 'vt A '•--I ft lJA AS Draining a Tne Fanfulla. of Rome ^ that the project o? the draining' of' Trasimenian lake, which hap " talked about for more than two » sand years, will at last become a : A syndicate of capitalists, has '"" up the territory surrounding t] and the immense undertaking' started this year, T}ie circ"" of the lake, in which there small islands, is more thaa miles. lt§ depth averse It is prpppsed t<? finish the y,e aps., %sd it

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