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• .,V. V- \. THE COURIER, ALGONA, IOWA, fffiitlAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 80, 18«4 IRYOFGEN.NWMAN fi&riie Doftn Profn His to, 6ft Cured, ;^>^,. . ha* fltobuln AS the subject of to- press, "The Sick l>auig II. kings, sick; not with of cousump- red mark has come n the forehead, pfecurabr of complete v and - dissolution. I have awful , to 'tell yoil. General tnt > commander in chief of all ii Bymii forces, has the leprosy. It is on hmtodi, on hSa face, on his feet, on his *Jiets6S,>-Tfce leprosy i Get out of fwthepflstltencet- It his breath ivydu,' 1 you j at* a dead man. The e? in chief Of all the forces of WAttttiyeihS would be glad to ex- i'paces with the boy at his stirrup, 4 liflf8tlei; that blankets hte charger. goes like wildfire all through the obrtrvatories w«r» pointed in vain; but a [ muflh better yon do look.*' And lie bow* girl at Nantucket, Mats., fashioned a tele- & woond time into the flood and Comes up, •cope, and. looking through it, discovered and the wild stars Is gens oat of hit eye. ••--•-- - ••*-• • and the ad- He bow§ tho third time into the floud and n ta^MriiTthe people are sympathetic, and •, cry 6iit: • '.'Is it possible that our great >&who*8lew,fAhab, - and around whom ' Hthr.Biich' vociferation when he .froth s victorious battle—can possible , that our grand and twfNaamatt has 'the leprosy?" _., Vj Everybody , has ' something . he jhWheYhaa< not. David, an Ab- ;dtfto';dtsgraC«*him; Paul, a thorn to i ••• 'j^s jjoij, carbuncles to plague him , a Delilah to shear him; Ahab, a to deny'him; Haman, a Mordncei * ~ * *. " *•• ... __ _. -etr^ _v • i _i. :i j ?ff i irritate hlln;,,George Washington, child"'" icu to" afflict Mm; John Wesley, a tor- .ant wife-to ^pester him; Leah, weak \\ Pope,!a crooked back; Byron, a club i;John,'Milton, blind eyes; Charles ib,*an insane sister; and you, and you, ydu>and-you, something which you jr bargained for, and would like to get ttfct-l lie reason of this is that God does not want this 1 world to be too brlght;other- 'we would always want to stay and .hese'lruits, and'lie on these lounges, shaka hand* in this pleasant society, nly in the. vestibule of a grand God does not want us to stay on ___itep, and£EerefoV.e he sends aches, annoyances, andsorrows.'andbereave- ats of all sorts to 'push us on, and -push tip,toward 'riper .limits, and brighter lUtyjH-and "more" radiant prosperities. r d'is"only whipping us ahead. Therea- 'idn that Edward Payson and Robert Hall kad more rapturous .views of heaven than ile had was because, through their laihs, God 'pushed them nearer p r vq,w,MfuG l i)d,'da&he3 out one of your iotures; it is'Only^tb show you a briehter ie%I£'he'stiiig your foot with gout, your -'^Vdtji neuralgia, your tongue with an .a'ustlble.thirst;; it is only because he jlfaring^to 4 substitute a better body T.ouiever dreamed of. when tha mor- 1 '"' mt on immortality. Itistopus^ p-toward so: that star, and w«n the prize ------- . . miration of all the astronomical world, that stood amazed at her genius. And so it is often the case that grown people cannot see the light, while some little child discovers the star of pardon, the star of hooe, the star of consolation, the star of Bethlehem, the morning star of Jesus. "Not many mighty flien, not many wise men are called; but God hath chosen the weak things, of the world to confound the mighty; and base things, and things that are not. to bring to nought things that are." Oh, do hot despise the prattle of little Children when they are speaking about God, and Christ atid heaven. You see the way your child is pointing; will you take that pointing, or wait until, in the wrench of some awful bereavement, Old shall lift that child to another world. and then it will beckon you upward? Will you take the pointing or will you wait for the beckoning? Blessed be God that the little Hebrew captive pointed in the right direction. Blessed be God for the saving ministry of Christian children. No wonder the advice of this little Hebrew captive threw all Naaman's mansion and Ben-hadad's palace into excitement. Goodby, Naaman! With face scarified, and riilged, and inflamed by the pestilence, aided by those who supported him on either side, he staggers out to the chariot. Hold fast the fiery coursers of the royal stable while the poor sick man lifts his swollen feet and pain struck limbs into the vehicle. Bolster him up with pillows, and let him take a lingering look at his bright apartment, for perhaps the Hebrew captive may be mistaken, and the next time Naaman comes to that place he may be a dead weight on the shoulders of those who carry him— ftn expired chieftain seeking sepulture, amid the lamentations of an admiring nation. Goodby Naamanl Let the charioteer drive gently over the hills of Hermon, lest ho jolt the invalid. Here goes the bravest man of all his day a captive of a horrible disease. As the ambulance winds through the streets of Damascus the tears and prayers of all the people go after the world renowned invalid. Perhaps you have had an invalid go out from your house oil a health excursion. You know how the neighbors stood around and said: "Ah, he will never como back again alive." Oh, it was a solemn moment, I tell you, when the invalid had departed and you went into the room to make the bed, and to remove the medicine phials from the shelf, and to throw open the shutters, so that the fresh air might rush into the long closed room. Goodby, Naaman! There is only one cheerfulface looking at him, and that is the face of the little Hebrew captive, who is sure ho will get cured, and who is so glad she helped liim. As the chariot winds out, and the escort of mounted courtiers, and the mulea.laden with sacks of gold, and silver, •and embroidered suits of apparel, went through the gates of Damascus and out on the long way, the hills of Naphtali and Ephraini look down on the procession, and the retinue goes right past the battle fields' where Naaman, in the days of his^bealth, used to rally his troops for fearful onset, and then the procession stops and reclines a while in the groves of,eflive and oleander; and General Naamajzf so sick— so very.very sickl ***-' How the^twuntrymen gaped as tho pro- cessiooxpassed! They had seen Naauian go tfast like a whirlwind in days gone by, ana had stood aghast at the clank of his war equipments; but now they commiserate him. They say: "Poor man, he will A THANKSGIVING EXPERIENCE ._, _____ r ___ „ ___ r __________ ;'gfanderv*and, < better, that God serios never get home alive; poor nianl" ' #&: yoU^asho did upon,General Naaman, ning-ryoujdo -not want. Seated in ^._.rian mansion—all the walls glittei> Swith the" shields which he had captured «attle;?the*corridors 'crowded with ad- |png~visitors,who just wanted to see him f l -music and 'mirth and banqueting *aU>the* t mansion, from tessellated to pictured ceiling—Naaman would forgotten .that-there was anything "ftodlw.ouldihave been glad to stay |h thousand years. But O, how the (Him,; and/ how the visitors fly the how the' music drops dead from ,• and h$w the gates of the man- I shut with sepulchral bang, as lie closingifwords of tho eulo- JlTras d leper!" , He was a leper!" rf.pne person more sympathetic iNa iman than any other per- ijnn s wife walks the floor, >iai fls, and trying to think I j lyto alleviate her hus- .vT®£ , All remedies have on general and the doc- ,aff have met, and they heads, as much as to [cure." I think that the all.i folded up their .nd.gone home. Prob- ilbyes of the estab- ieirwork and were er situ"now 'become of poor he must have sympathy br despair she (zoos to a ' all work to . only manufi suthCo. ~~ your pa HA ALGONA, -:- An We machine OV,RI water su j Special al mates o employ on a >, servant girl in in. ; ; she' tells : the whole ies,* when overborne by e .world, and. finding no jre else, you have gone the' sympathy of some •Rose or Dinah—a help puld not give you. [e it was:* ona of the grand- fall Syria in cabinet council -maid oyer the declining tmlghty g'enerall "I know AI lii-i. 1 !— ___j-t«_. « A ;,i. General Naaman wakes up from a restless sleep in the chariot, and ho says to the charioteer: "How long before we shall reach the Prophet Elisha?" The charioteer says to a waysider: "How far is it to Elisha's housef" He says: "Two miles. :'Two miles?" Then they whip up the lathered and fagged out horses. The whole procession brightens up at the prospect of speedy arrival. They drive up to the door of the prophet. , The charioteers shout: "Whoa!" to the horses, and tramping hoofd and grinding wheels cease shaking the. earth. Come out, Elisha, come out; you have company; the grandest company that ever came to your house has come to it now. No stir inside Elisha's houw. The fact was the Lord had informed Elisha that the sick captain was coming, and just how to treat him. Indeed, when you are sick, and the Lord wants you to get well, he always tells the doctor how to treat you; and the reason we have so many bungling doctors is because they depend upon their own strength and instructions, and not on the Lord God, and that always * makes malpractice. Come out, Elisha, and attend to your business. General Namaan and his retinue waited, and waited, and waited. The fact was, Namaan had two diseases—pride and leprosy; the ona was as hard to get rid of as the other. Elisha sits quietly in his house and does not go out. After awhile, when he thinks he has humbled this proud man, ho says to a servant: "Go out and tell General Na- maan to bathe seven times in the river Jordan, out yonder five miles, and ho will get entirely well." The messftga comes out: "What!" says the commander in chief of the Syrian forces, his eye kindling with an animation which it had not shown for weeks, and his swollen foot stamping on the bottom of the chariot, regardless of pain. "What isn't he coming out to see me? Why, I thought cer- come* up, and th« ihrlvelltd flesh- has got smooth again. He bows a fourth time in the flood and comes up, and the hair that had fallen out is restored in thick locks again all over the brow. He bows the fifth time into tha flood and comes up, and the hoarseness has gone out of hi* throat. Ho bows the sixth time and comes up, and all the soreness and anquish have gone out of the limbs. "Why' 7 he says, "I am almost well, but I will make a complete cure," and he bows the seventh time into the flood and he oomeS up, and not so much as a fester, or a scale, or an eruption as big as the head of a pin is to be seen on him. He steps oiit on the bank and says: "Is it possible?' 1 And the attendants look and say: ''Is it possible?" And as, with the health of an athlete, he bounds back into the chariot ahd drives on, there goes up from his attendants a wild "Huzza! Huazal" Of course they go back to pay and thank the man of God for his counsel so fraught with wisdom. When they left the prophet's house, they went off mad; they have come back glad. People always think better of a minister after they are converted than they do before conversion. Now we are to them an intolerable nuisance, because wo tell them- to do things that go against the grain; but some of us have a great many letters from those who tell us that once they were angry at what we preached, but afterward gladly received the gospel at our hands. They onoe called u« fanatics, or terrorists, or enemies; now they call us friends. Yonder is a man who said he would never come into yiia church again. He said that two years ago. He said. "My family shall never come here again if such doctrines as that ate preached." But ho came again and his family came again. He is a Christian, hia wife a Christian, all his children Christians, the whole household Christians, and you shall dwell with them in the house of the Lord forever. Our undying coadjutors are those who Once heard the gospel, and "went away in a rage." Now, my hearers, you know that this General Naaman did two things in order to get well. The flrst was—he got out of his chariot. He might have stayed there with his swollen feet on the stuffed ottoman, seated on that embroidered cushion, until his last gasp, he would never have got any relief. He had to get down out of his chariot. And you have got to get down out of the chariot of your pride if you ever become a Christian. You cannot drive up to the cross with a coaoh-and-four and b* saved among all the spangles. But Maaman had not only to get down out of his chariot. He had to wash. "O," you say, "I am very careful with my ablu-, tions. "Everyday! plunge into a'bright and beautiful bath." Ah, my-krarer, there is a flood brighter thai} any that pours from these hills; It is^tne flood that breaks from the granjfetfof the eternal hills. It iu the flood-of pardon, and peace, and life, and.»h'eavon. That flood started In tha .tears of Christ, and tho. sweat of Gethsemane,and rolled on,an'accumulating flood, until all earth and heaven could bathe in it. Zochariah called it the "fountain open for sin and Uncleancess." William Cowper called it "the fountain filled , with blood." Your fathers and mothers washed all their sins and sorrows away in that fountain. O, my hearers, do you not feel like wailing into it? Wade down now into this glorious flood, deeper, deeper, deeper. Plunge once, twice, thrice, four times, five times, six times, seven times. It will take as much as that to cure your soul. O wash, wash, wash, and be clean. HEY wore a very young couple; that accounted for it largely, and while the affair was certainly ludicrous it was not without a touch of pathos. They both declare that they have better sense how, an'tl that the like, with them at least, shall uever occur again, so there can scarcely be any harm in tolling all about it. WHILE HIS WIFE WAS AWAY. Tha Liberated Husband Hadn't as Fun as H* Had Expected. filncb ys -the little captive maid; ijng," as she bounds to her ithe land from which I was qe^tain prophet known by 'lia, who can cure almost ouldn't, wonder if he ' ' , ate'r, (Se'ndfor him right hlfy^r/say,, "If the 'jall the land'can- ere is no need of ngstiojifaay talk of a servant ,_'dO'»ofc,'scpff,'do'not sneer. The the littte'wptive'jnaid is pointing ht2'46ectlon; - ' '• She might have is4 ttian en^ uponv you for uponv you y native land? > .Didn't i night, breaking .iheartf and g na1ilon, she .them; I'm No, for, she sympa- 1 > er roaster, lUfZ UUW UU &CU LUOf TV UJ, 4. UUUU|£UU w&- tainly he would come and utter some cabalistic words over me, or make some enigmatical passes over my wounds. Why, I don't think he knows who I am. Isn't he coming out? . Why, when the Shunam- ite woman came to him, he rushed out and cried: "Is it well with thee? Is it well with thy husband? Is it well with thy child?" And will he treat a poor unknown woman lika that, and let me, a titled personage, sit here in my chariot and wait, and wait? I won't endure it any longer. Charioteer, drive on I Wash in the Jordan. The slimy Jordan—the muddy Jordan—the mo.Vonous Jordan! I wouldn't be seen washing in such a river as that. Why, we watered our horses in a better river, than that on our way here—the beautiful river, thg jasper paved river of P,harpar. Besides that, we, have in our country another 'Damascene river, Abana, with fqliaged bank, and torrent ever swift and ever clear, under the flickering shadows of sycamore and oleander. Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? , So, after all, it seems that this health excursion of General Naaman is to be a persons in : dead failure. That little Hebrew captive 1 hpwl might as well have ^ not told him of the The gateman at one of the passenger depots in Detroit was approached the other afternoon, says the Free Press, by a tall and weary-looking man with beer stains on his. vest and the strings of his russet shoes untied, and when he had come quite near he asked: "Any train Lanshing yetP" "No train from Lansing for over three hours yet. Are you expecting friends?" "Yesh; dearest friend in all zhis wide, wide world. I'm sphectin 1 my wife, and when I think of the dear old soul I weep! Shee these tears?" "I do. Is your wife sickP" "No. wife ain't shick. Dear old soul! How could I let her go ajvay and shtay shix weeks?" "Oh! Then she's been oft on a vacation P" "Zhat's it—been off. on vaoashun. I wanted her to go. I teased her to go. I'had to fairly drive her off. I couldn't hardly wait for her to go. I wanted to run out nights, you know; wanted to have fun wizz'er boys. Wanted to drink all 'er beer I could hold and go home and kick 'er door in and shleep all day. I couldn't wait in zhis depot ten minutes for her to go out, and now I'm goin' to wait over three hours for her to come in. Bless her dear old heart, but how I do want to see her. Shee these tears?" "Yes; I obsepve a pretty flow of tears, Did you carry out your programme?" 1 "No. Didn't have no fun wizz'er boys. Boys didn't want me 'long. Didn't sit in 'er park. Got drunk once and liker died. Tried to kick in door and feller kicked me. Wrong door, you see. No, didn't have no fun. Joss wanted to see 'er dear old wife all 'er time. Sh«« how'I lookP" "You do look pretty seedy, my friend." "Yesh, look pretty sheedy and fool pretty sheedy. Was goiu' to jump in 'er river, but dear old wife shaid she'd come home. I'm hungry arid tired and ehleepy, and 1 played out. No good times—no fun. Stiayl" "Yes." "If you shee reporter 'round here tell him to put it in his,paper that 'or man who lies to his wife an' gets her off to Lanshing to see her ehister makes mis-' take—awful mistake, No fun wizz'er boys—no fun wiz anybody, Jess gp roun' feeling lonesome for 'er dear old soul and wntin' her'to cum back. Over When they went to housekeeping in a modest way in a fashionable street in tlits national capital rents were not so high as they are now. They had tnauy friends, some of them very wealthy ones, and, as her entire life had been spent in Washington, she felt that a change from Single to double blessedness would not alter things materially. While the streets and her friends remained unchnnged there was n, certain indefinable something that shaped itself presently—she'could not entertain as she had been used to in her father's house; neither on such a scale, nor with such lavish hospitality. She fretted a little, at first quietly, then she confided her woes to her husband, for she told him everything, and he, good fellow, took it very much" to heart. Being a lawyer without any considerable practice, for he was u young man in his profession, he -seo his way out of it in that-dfrectiou. But tho idea suddenly' struck him that he would try to-got .some kind of an official position. They had influential frlencls'in the political world, and it appeared quite clear sailing. ' The plan met with his wife's prompt approval and she concluded on the spot to begin the siege by giving a Thanksgiving dinner. Some ' people might have thought it wiser to first got the desired position and then give thanks, but she looked upon it differently, from the point of view of the almanac as it were. A presidential candidate had just been elected and would take his seat the following March. Tho minister of the church they attended was also the pastor and intimate friend of his excellency-elect, and it seemed very fitting and auspicious that he, together with his wife, should be honored guests. There was also a certain distant cousin of the successful candidate, a very pompous old lady with a terrible predilection for her neighbor's affairs, whom it was considered wise to usk, and to entertain her there was young Mr. do Post, who led cotillions and gossip with equal facility. While Mrs. Grimm had very pretty glass and china, iu keeping with the rest of her -modest establishment, it did not seem grand enough for such a distinguished and critical company, so she borrowed her mother's service, from 'the silver soup tureen to the nut " cracker. This plan was readily feasible, as her parents took dinner with an elder sister upon that day. No sooner was this arrangement completed than it seemed very out of place to let Fanny, the colored maid, wait at table with such accompanying magnificence—they ought to have a butler. They got one in the person of Fanny's father, who had come UD from Manassas Junction to spend the day with bis family and that was where the trouble began. He was an eminently respectable old man, and when he had gotten himself, after much groaning and the assistance of his wife, the cook, into an old dress buit'of Mr. Grimm's, lie looked as if he knew the proper thing to do, which was far from tho ease. His wife had been doubtful from the first. "He kin drive a kerrigo just lovely, 'Miss' Maria," she said, "but he doan know nuthin' 'bout waitin.'" "But Fanny can drill him," "Miss" Maria had said, airily, as she set out to Thanksgiving services in company with her husband. Fanny, dressed in a new gown and with a huge white cap on her very blackhead, admitted the guests with by way of starting affairs. Ufa only teel rather than see, for he scarce dared lot>k Up. That Mr. do Post and the executive-elebt's cousin were Storing a fund of anecdote that would regale many a dlnnef table—he had caught sufficient of thoir exchange of glances to rest assured of. As for tho minister, his kindness of heart was as proven biat as was his sense of humor. If he laughed rather more heartily at his own stories than was his wont both • host and hostess were thankful to him for diverting some small degree of attention from Jupiter's aimless tin,d comical gyrations. "Jupiter, yoil have not served the tomatoes," said Mrs. Grimm. Mr. Grimm felt the perspiration start out on the back of his neck. He was wondering what new' catastrophe was in store. As for Jupiter, he smiled blandly. Here at least was something he could engineer. "Toinattusses," ho ordered of Fanny. A great whispering ensued, then catno a pounding in tho dumb waiter that set all the glasses and crockery on tho pantry shelves to jingling ill unison. A family altercation was in energetic progress. The guests looked at each other and the hostess tried to chatter it down. But not one human throat was powerful enough for that. "Send up them tomattuses." "I tell you they ain't none." "They is, 'Miss' Maria says they is." "I tell you they ain't, you olo black fool you;" the voice was that .of the cook. "I dun forgot to open 'em, 1 dun tell yon. If "y°u doan b'lievo mo use your own eyes, you ole country niggah in Maw's .lawn's pahty close a lookin 1 like a scarecrow in a caxvn flel'.- Now look!" The waiter cavno up with a bang. All was still. Jupiter was doubtless "looking." Presently the guests looked too. He appeared itpon tho scene with an unopened can, glowing with a gorgeous label, in. either hand. "Bog pp.wdon, 'Miss' Maria, but that bio—" He got no further. There had been a swish of skirts on the stairs. Fanny darted across the room, pushed her surprised parent into the pantry and turned tho key. With an air of elaborate indifference as though nothing had happened to mar the occasion, she removed the plates and tho dinner progressed.. From the depths of tho pantry could be heard the wailing of Jupiter: "If I kiaiut wait I'm pow'ful at drivin', an' it ain't no - erthly use a tryin' to appeah what you ain't. Ole Miss dun sny—" There was a peremptory command from below to ''come •down this mlnliit," a groat creaking of the waiter and Jupiter had descended on the vehicle of his woe. Mr. Grimm looked at his wife and she in turn looked at him. Between them extended a massive epergne of silver weighted with fruit and flowers; tall candelabas and dainty bon-bon dishos, strangely out of keeping with the furniture and the tiny dining room. There was a look in his eyes that lightened things though and the verge of tearfulness -was-.'banished. Later, however, when the guests were gone and shehad had a good cry in his arms, she said: "John, Jupiter was right. We have no business trying to appear what we are not and whether we get the position or whether we're never a cent richer, I've that good lesson to be thankful for today and for the rest of my life."— William Armstrong. Th« firilfotUt rtmtti*ff tram latnld (Hear Constantinople, to Aagora la bntlt entirely at iron) bridges, tim, tele* graph pole* add all, Time . hMidreit mile* long, it hai 1,800 bridff**, «ljtt««a< tunnel* and is th« only raUroad in the Interior of Asiatic Turkey, Paris has invented. It n«tr ih*d« on color which it calls p«lnr« d'ognon* That sounds better, but does not look batter than the English version— "onion paring," Pains in the Back "I had been afflicted for several ye*«, With what the doctors called Diabetes, and suffered terribly. The pain * in my back wa» agonizing in tha extreme. Hood*» Sanaparllla and Hood's Fills cured me. Now I can go t» ihurch and at* John. Jtrnn^on, tend other aoe ^ Ings with pleasure. I always keep Hood'* Pills by me. In my whole life I never mat anything that did mo so much good aci Hood's Sarsaparllla. 'Experience teftGhe» a dear school, but fools will learn by no> other.' I was once foolish enough to listen! to a druggist who claimed to hav* Some-' thing superior to Hood's, and took another medicine. If I had thrown my dollar In the street I would have been a gainer." 1 JOHN BKANSTON, care of John Greethanv Wellington, Ohio. Get Hood's beoans* Mood's Pill, euro Conittpntlon by reatwlnc tto* perliUKlo action of tbo alimentary canal. It is the medicina abate alt others for catarrh, and u worth its weight in gold. I can use Ely'i- Cream Balm with safety and it does all that h claimed for it.—S. W. Sperry, Hartford, Conn. ELY'S CREABW BALM Opens and cleanses tha Nasal Passage*, Allay* Pml» and Inflammation, Healo the .Borcn, Protean th* Membrane from ooldi, Beitorei the 8en'?» erf Taite and Smell. The BMm li quickly abeorbwl ana'slTM- 7 toilet at once. A particle li applied Into eaoh noitrll and In agr«a» »bla. Price 60 cents at Druggists or by mall. i ELY BROTHERS, 56 Warren Street, N»w York. .L. $3 SHOE 13 THE BEST. NOSQUEAKINO." $5. CORDOVAN, -RENCH&ENAMEUEDCALK * ECCENTRIC AND INDEPENDENT. Hans Ton Bulow'B Peculiar Frankness— An Awful Revenge. a gravity of countenance or 'As uia chariot halts a moment, his servants clamber,,up in it and coax him to do fasElisbasttid.' fheyjsay; f'lt's w- If a. the prophet bad; toW you to • walk fora , J ? mile s>n sharp spikes jn order to get »rld of '_.! t__ £ t H ?__ «... _»«... U V.«»A rtn-nn * *• you'do me a: "I will," "I'll go over after glas« o' beer. If I doan' cpm back 'fore tua,t trftin gets in I want you to look out for my wife, 'She's fat woman with red hair, Em- brace'her for me. 1 Embrace her and "'Sit down and wait, for husband, whp ipveg you that would have befitted a servitor of fifty years. Fanny had woeful misgivings. Jupiter, her father, had not proven a very apt pupil. He asked many strange questions after he had insisted that he knew everything. The butler's pantry was too small to hold them both, or she would have remained by -her parent dxiring the ordeal; but she stationed herself at the foot of the dumb waiter to admonish iu stage whispers if necessary. Jupiter wiped the perspiration from his brow with a red bandanna and carried tho silver tureen. With the exception that he put his thumb in Mr, de Post's soup and then wiped it dry with bis bandanna, that portion of the banquet progressed favorably. But when, the raw oysters were served ho took a plate of macaroons from the sideboard, and, doubtless mistaking them for a new variety of crackers, gravely offered them. The hostess flushed violently and tried to distract attention from her husband, who, though ho said only a few wqrds to Jupiter, had ipoked such unutterable things as to cause him to dvop the dish on the sideboard with a .bang, Presently he barely grazed the minister's head with the |urkey platter, Fooling that energy might compensate 'for the vacuity ejj> is ting ip. his mind, Jupiter proceeded to ply every "one ' with the dishes o,n the ' and 'bonbons. Dr. Haas .von. Bulow has the credit of having been perhaps the most eccentric musician that ever lived. His frankness was something terrible. Music says of him that he was accustomed to meet a large class twice a year in Germany, at which many members were listeners, while those who wished to play might send in their names to him. Sometimes he chose those whom he preferred aud sent out for them, while the rest waited in terror, for their turn to come. This nervousness of anticipation was not without cause. An awkward English girl one day went to the piano, and, frightened almost out of her wits, managed to play her piece after a fashion. "Ach!" he roared. "You play the easy passages with a difficulty that is simply enormous!" Once iu playing at a concert he stopped abruptly ana ordered the ushers to turu the piano around. His' reason was asked and he replied that a lady in the audience annoyed him unspeakably by fanning herself out of time." It was suggested that it mightj be simpler to ask ner to stop but ho replied that he could not thiuk of such a thing. 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