The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 4, 1894 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 4, 1894
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DE8 MOIffltti ALGOMi, IOWA. L%i • -' *V,' CHAPTER IV.-(Continued.) Some of those wagons had come u] f r6m the city through the mud and ove "corduroy" road ways made of logsaiu poles; and some had come down fron tho northward over better roads a nc through forests and were bound fo the. same* city, which was thon their only market. The whole scene was -weird and peculiar, and it was little wonder that Joe found it the source o what he called "fun.'! Mr. Gust had an early breakfast ant 1 was off by 0 o'clock; and through vary iu# slopes of farm and forest, and ovci bettor roads than those of the day be fore, reached Lebanon by noon and found quarters at the Indian Queen hotel of Uncle Billy Fergusson; and bj 2 o'clock he and Joe were off for Old l?ort, distant seven or eight miles, over a passably good road. They cro.sset the Miami by a rope ferry, in a boat propelled by the current, and reached the'fort by C o'clock. The rest of the day was consumed in pitching the tent near the river, at the northwestern angle of the vast earthworks, and in getting ready for the intended survey. By (i o'clock next morning breakfast was over, and Mr. Gust and .1 oe started for .a preliminary' survey by walking over the entire work and making notes of its leading features. This is what "they fouad: The fort—if fort it was—was situated on a wooded plain elevated some sarty feet above the level of the Miami river. In general terras, it was a square embankment nearly half a mile in extent on each of its four sides, with a mound of forty feet base and thirty in elevation in the center. At several .points along the sides were indications of former bastions much worn away ','by time and the' elements. At the 'n'ortliwest angle where the corAer came near the river was an opening twenty feet wide in the main embankment, from whence banks of earth continued dow to the water's edge— though now much worn away—with -strong indications that this had once •been a covered way from the fort down to the water The height of the main •embankment was eighteen or twenty feet, the npon the top considerably-more, ar»i the base forty feet. And over all these banks of earth and over the inclosed area was a heavx r .growth of forest trees—not of one or a few varieties, as generally occurs •on _ newly timbered 'plains, but oaks, hickories, h-ackberries, walnuts, maples, "sugar trees," and all the variety of the surrounding forest. Upon the-sloping sides of these broad banks, and upon their tops, were forest trees, some of which were three feet in diameter, indicating a growth of hundreds of years; and over the entire scene time had left the marks of centuries in the decayed trunks of other trees which had fallen long before. After a walk over the grounds lasting several hours, and a careful scrutiny of all matters worthy of note, Mr, Gust proceeded to dig into tho mound for relics of the "mound builders." This was not a very light labor, and although the surveyor had some assistance from Joe—who was becoming quite robust and liked the. "fun" of digging—they had only gone down a .-few feet before the hour for dinner arrived. But they had already passed .through the earth and loam which made the upper portion of the mound when they came upon di-y, light sand, easily excavated, and which promised lighter digging thenceforth. While Mr, Chist and Joe were at dinner a conipany of young men and maidens from Lebanon rode up and alighted near the surveyor's tent. They had learned of Uuclo Billy Fergusson at the Indian Queen -what was being done at the fort, and had taken this . occasion to have a horseback ride together, and to visit the fort. They came familiarly •up and soon made the acquaintance of Mr, Gust, and started on a ride around the banks. The females had all observed ''the silent boy," and all pronounced him very handsome. Joo had indeed lost all claim to bo called "little"—a vitle given to him in childhood— and was fast growing- into a youth of fine form, with promise of becoming •tall and irapioving in -stature and manly bearing. Qn resuming his investigations at tho •^nound, Mr. Gu»t made rapid progress ^n the light sand, and within an hour had unearthed a number of intere/sting relics, among which were a s>hear head of beaten copper (procured probably from itho Lake Superior region), several stone hatchets, some pottery and a- number of discoid beads made from unio shells from the river. But Mr. i Gust had been urged by Dr. Drake to make special effort to find a &kul} of the mound-builders. And in that ho was at length successful; but thy cra- jmjin Jte found, though still quite per* fo<$ in form in nearly all its parts, wa* $pg nearly rea,dy |Q foil to skull with warm glue, and set it aside to dry just as the company of young folks rode up. "Sally," said one of the girls, "coinc here." "What 5s it?" inquired Sally, coming up toward the skull with, tlic ot lers, all having dismounted. "I dtiniio. Boy, what is it?" (to Joe,) said tjie first speaker. • ".loe, that's a Mound-builder," replied-Joo. All the girls stared, and then laughed. "Digit out o'the mound," inquired tho girl who had been called Sally. "Dig it out of the mound. Joe," was the reply. Another stare and another laugh. "Isn't he purtyV" said Sally in an undertone to tho other. "Ask him his name." Then the .first speaker made another attempt. •"What'syour name, little boy?" "Little,loo, Juno rJO, -.J8t3," 'replied Joe. The girls gave it up and gathered round Mr. Gust, who was -rubbing the dust off the relies he had found, and whore the young- men were discussing the old fortj and its origin. That discussion would not be verv entertaining; but it is pretty safe to say they knew as much about the fort's origin as any person of that 'day—or of this. During the'remuinder of the day, until five o'clock,, tho young folks spent the time in watching- the survey of the fort by compass and chain, listening and laughing as the young chain-carrier cipied "stick" instead of stuck, as he pushed the marking'-pins into the ground, and wondering what manner of boy he might be. Then they hurried )ff homeward with merry laugh and expert horseman-ship—Joe's laughing eyes following them until out of sight. After another day's labor Mr. Gust had succeeded!; in getting a, pretty accurate survey of the strange old relic :>f an unknown people, made full notes )f its. features, and started on his return. The retutn trip to Cincinnati was propitious; and Joe found "fun" in everything, from the hooting of an owl :o the roar of an evening thunderstorm, when ho saw the lightning shat- :er an oak on the hill-side, not three luudred yards distant. All this detail concerning a boy bereft of reason may not be found interesting reading; but Joe was no ordinary boy; and only by the recital of details in themselves dull could be brought out his characteristics. He, ontinued to maintain his sweetness of temper, was growing- in comeliness, ind was tho pet and the pity of all who knew him. But an event in .foe's life quito as important as his pliiiige in the milldam under compulsion of the tornado, befell him shortly-after his visit to. the old fort. And that will be the subject of the next chapter. CHAPTER V. A V-IS1T TO Till-; "iXFKltNAI, ItKCHOXS," ANP WHAT CAMK OF IT. MAY GO TO the infernal regions—go to the infernal regions!" exclaimed the lad fiafter his foster '^mother, on one day in Juno, And //-'(to that noted locality Mr. and Mrs. Oust, Aunt Ruthy. ' ."Aunt Kuthy's hus- mud," and a few friends had made ar- •angements to go that very day, On Main, near Columbia street,. in a arge five story 'building, was tho 'Western museum," an exhibition of u-t, science, natural history and miscellaneous curiosities, thon unparalleled in the west. It was under the in- tilligent control of a French gentle- nan named Dort'uille, who was at once i polished gentleman, a man of cioucc, an artist and a learned icholar. Finding that for want of >ropttr apprce'atioM his museum, so fail-cm being self-supporting, wab running into debt, ho nit upon an expedient vhich (as> tlio almanac* hay) was ealcu- ated for tho meridian of 'Cincinnati; ?hi& scheme was nothing le^s than un ittemptto illustrate Panlo'b celebrated >oe» of the Inferno in panorama. He ailed to his assistance IJirsun ".'ewers just entering upon that career tiecaine ^ iengjii t, arlfai/ &$ en^nipt ssf»io"^'tiif^|^ A found. Hie entire attic itndcr the tool oi the fast btiildinf was selected for the work and fitted for its purpose by darpeniefs under Mr. Dorfuillo's personal direction. Then the artists, guided by the master mfnd, made' a scenic model of the Inferno, occupying two-thirds of the space, leaving the remainder for audience room to spectators. This portion was separated from the "Infernal Keg-ions'* by lattice work of iron, on which were inscribed those words: "Punishment for touching these bars will be instantaneous and shocking." And the "shock" was arranged to come. from a charged Leyden battery, which should discharge its electricity on nny spectator who should forget the Warning. When completed the whole scene/ under the influence of colored lights and intervals of partial or total darkness, was intensely horrible; * ; Outside across the front of tho whole building and above the highest, windows, was tt vast sign which read:' "JNFKUNAl) ItteOIONS. 1 ' Mr. Dorfuille no doubt saw the inaptitude of fixing the infernal regions in the place of the supernal above all else; but there they were, and there" people crowded to see the antitype of that after-death hell where each feared his neighbor might finally bo doomed to> go. C)n visiting these tipper ,infei-nal regions the stranger found himself iu al- m-ost total darkness mid heard groans unutterable. [It in said to spoil the /.est of the stage lo'toc admitted behind tho scenes and shown their see rot.s; but at this late day tt will do no harm to say that those giroans came from a- vast hiddem Chinos*- gong, on which tho lugubrious groaniugs were, produced by the operator's, thumb in the manner of tambourine players. | In the foreground, just!, within tho bars, was shown tho Dark Plain, or vestibule of hell, Svith. wanxtering outcasts whom, neither heaves 1101- hell' would receive; andi flowing round the brink of the grcafj inverted acme of hell was the river Acheron.—the-"Streamof Sorrow"—with. Charom f envy ing tho sinners over. The coneentrix. circles of fjlie infernal depth felli into fainf prospective toward the bottom; caclndimly revealed by fitful darkness-and colored, lights In the first circle w«re the poor heathen men, womeui and children', who had "died without baptism." In the secondi circle- safe M'IROK, the infiernal judge,.presiding- over his Inexorable court. In the thirdi were tho gluttons, the sordid epicures, and the great multitude of sinners .by sensual excesses. , In the fourth was. Plutus, disciplining the avaricious and.tho'profligute, a woeful company. In the fifth circliv was kite SSygean Marsh,, through, which hopelessly struggled the wrathful, the ai-iacl, and tho violent, with agonies inexpressible; Mud in the distance the City of Satan, the burning sepulchres filled with souls of arch-heretics and them, who deny immortality. And so to.the-lbwosfc depths -the horrors increased, amid wrangling- devils' and souls torturedi ini inextinguishable fires. Over the- main' gateway was the inscription- ihi Dtnlian- and Eiig-liahr "Las-, ciate ogni speranzu. voi ch' 1 entrate:"' "Leave all hope behind, ye that enter.". Muttering thunders and dim light- nings in the distance. came at intervals,, .and amidst, the stormiwas heard the hoarse-barking of infuriated Cerberus. Plutus tho Great Enemy, was near tho iron pur- titionn, of gigantic six.o and hoi-rid miou.; though he acted in wi manner not set dtown in the bills, or ho poem, lie grinned and frowned! by turns,snapped his huge jaws, and even laughed derisively at tho audience,Beside him and close to the spectators was Eve's Tempter, a Brago anaconda serpent in constant Motion, writhing- in undulating fghls ami lifting its head in a threatening manner. [This skin of an anaconda expanded by spiral wire within, so connected with hidden, wires as to be moved like a living serpent, was the device of Powers, the young sculptor. ] Then were seen the Furies, threatening, with Medusa head and usnaky hair; the monster Minotaur, the Harpies, Virgil amid the shower of. fire, the monster Gorgon, the fiery beast with forked tail, with Dante and. his guide npon the knotted back; tyrants and assassins steeped in bailing blood! In another region was seen Mata- ooda, chief of tho fiends, mul their great marshal, llarbaricia; tho Great Horn and tho Giants, and numerous other infernal personages—creations of tho poet's brain. (TO JIK Village I.lfe In ..,.,_.,.„. A groat cotton hacienda in Mexico is strongly built, with walls like thpso of a fort; the tops of tho walls are often studded thickly -with broken glass of a jagged and deadly appearance; for further protection, companies of soldiers are kept within tho establishment. A hacienda of this typo, whether de- .voted to tho manufacture.of sugar or cotton, the raising of cattle, or mining of silver, is ii complete little state, .with every appliance for luxury and security. If contains wii bin its wallb huudiedh of .peons, soldiers, barracks, u chapel, houses for tho In borers, apartmejit-s for the oAvmr and his family, and every nocobbary of life for mun and buist. The admimblniduv, or general man- ugvr, is tho father of the great family; ho decides all dibputos arising between tho various, uiembei-h of it, and if he is only ordinarily just, never finds hib authority disputed, but is looked up to with much respect and consulted by. peons in all family matters. A gentlpuiun who WHS for some yours adminihtnuloi- of an estut j in the blaU of Couluiiltt told me tluit while occupying this position ho eoneeived u high opinion of the .simplicity, honebty and tru>tworthiness of the Mexican laborer, in mobt of t^o haciendas tho m,(ii ia of a. most pri.m4tlve Jtfn4, MAIDS AND YOUKttJ MRS. WltHfeftBV COMBS Mfeft dWN BE- Kot fotir tlnltlos—lllntfl ott Jlaylnif and Some ruiiititWo Sttttt- ttoir 1 J,ajr Mo Itowrt to Sleep, The tire Upon tho honrUi is low. And there- te stillnaa* oTCrywhpro- Llko tl-oabJert sptilts, hero ttttii tliera _ Tho flrolight shadows fluttering go • And ns tho slwdow-i fonnd iuo croup. A chtUUsh ti-wbie breaUS tho gloom. And softly frt>m a fafthor iroom Comes: "Now II luy md doivrn to sleep. '* And. somehow, with thnt lltlte prayer And thnt swoot treblo Iti my tnirs ..My thought goosiuok to d stain .Arid ilii-jot") with at clear one there; And. us I hour tlie-clilld's titnoni My mother's fntthi comes back to Couched lit her std-o I soom to Be-, And mother holds taiy hands n^aJtn Olli! Dor an hour In tho-t danr plicol GUI' !ov the peace oC that dear tlnrar . CM for tint childish-, trmt subllmo' _ 'Ohlforn glimpse, of mother's face! Yot, as-the sh.ulows'i-ound mo croopi • l do not scorn 1o bu alone— Sweet mnjlo ot that treble tone— And "now 1 lay mo down to sloop "' —totuono Floldlln Cblcii2O-Nfl'W3. Mi-Hi Wltharhy Saves Monoy.- Mrs. Wifcherby w t as dlrossod itl' her new H-eoitt challic, trimmed '\vitlv$!i velvet,when-Mr. Withorby came-home- tho other-evening-. Sho- was pi ay i nig- softly iu the. 1 parlor, and: aho felt that oven tho' author of "Tho Young Housekeeper's'^ Gtiido to Happiness" would approve of her swoot andi slightly' romuntic air of domesticity. But Mr. Witherby did. not sccmito> notice it. Ho kissed hor iu.a very per- 1 - functory way, answered her queries mouosyllabieally, and gave no word, of praise to- tho strawberry snow which Mrs. Witherby had prepared, for desert. At first young- Mrs. Withorby was sure that her husband's love was cool-- ing. Perhaps already another luul usurped her place • in Ids affections. But a hasty moiital survey of liis feminine acquaintances, convinced her of tho absurdity of this- view. So she gently asked liiiu>tO" confide- iu. her, assuring him that she- was strong- enough to boar tho worst. Thoiu Mr;. Witherby told her that his salary had 1 been reduced. Ho would no. longer bo able .to support her-in the style to> which she was accustomed. Twenty dollars a week instead of • $30 > was-his income. '•Dearest," said yowiig -Mrs*.\VHIier- bj r , "wo will be able- to get along beautifully. You kiiowl stndlod* at cooking school for six months- -before our wedding, and mamma allowed:tne to do all tho marketing-,- I shall send away the girl and do my own cooking. We will have" vary' plaint and simple food, dear, but it: sluill be nourishing and palatable.-" "Darling," murnuiredi Mr.. "TOither- by, ecstatically. "Oclj- to-day," wento on. Mrs. Witherby, growing- more interested ia the subject,"! was reading in.'The Young Housekeepers' G-uido> to Happiness* how to provide for a family of four on $8 a week. And to think; that wo two and the girl have spent $1(5' for provisions./ Dear,-it is providential that this happened, boforo it was too late for us to reform. I shall save-no less than $13 a. week—the S'4 that I pay the cook and the 57. that I have foolishly spent on provisions. Trust your little wifuj Georgc 4 . She will, manage." "My ang-el!" murmured, ftho comforted and cheered Mr. Withorby. And thon he pointed, out that four and so veil; made only cloven, That evening, withi the help of "Tho Young; Housekeeper's Guide 1io Happiness," Mrs. Witherby arranged tho bill of for the- wook. Flmit played an- important part in it, for they both liked fruit, and Mrs. Witherby sagely pointed out that it. was cheaper than meat. Still, meat wa-5 not omitted, for, as she said, it would be foolish for two parsons who had to work hard to go. without sufficient nourishment. Tho desserts wore all of the simple custard sort, and altogether everything looked promising- when the Witliorby's entered upon their first week's e.vporimsnt. Saturday evening' they sat down on the divan with the account book before them. "It may not be quite so cheap as wo hoped this week, dear," said Mrs. Witherby, "for, of coin-so, we'll have to count tho dinners wo had at thu restaurant. Tuesday when our own burned and Thursday when 1 was too tired to cook. How much did you spend those evenings'.*" "Two dollars apleoo," answered Mr. Witherby, Mrs. Withorby looked slightly disconcerted at this announceinant, but turned hopefully to tho account book. This is what thoy read: fourteen grape fruits at 1$ cents, $3.53; lemons, 30 couts; halibut 40 cents; strawbarrles, §1.40; chops, 80 cents; beef, 80 ctsnts; .potatoes, 'H cents; asparagus, 50 cants; almonds, $1; peas, 30 csmts; preserved ginger, 50 cents; beans 30 cents, tomatoes, 50 cents, lettuce, 35 cents; tea, 80 cents; Hour, |0; cream, 50 cents; milk, 38 coutb; eggs, Ui5 cants, and butter, 80 cents. Mr. and Mrs. Witherby surveyed the total of 818.90 with po,in and surprise. They silently added tho $1 for restaurant dinners. Then Mrs. Witherby tearfully pointed out that they wquld not need a barrel of flour jovory week, and that anyway tho "young- housekeep-sr's eight dollar a week menub were tho ones, she fol« lovvod, so that thorn must b3 o mis- tako somewhere. Mr. Withorby tauntingly vojoinad that the mistake had been his whou ho married a society girl and. expected her to develop, inxo a. Jioino maker, Thon J4.vs, " weaHute byske$,9& a»lit of roses and a pbuhd of 8D-cOofc ehoco"- lates tttat peaefe • xvaa rd&toreA in the Witherby fconsehold. * •Kid gloves Specially dfemand e&ftn in the keeping; Says tho li>ter Oceaa. In baying kids examine tbo fingers separately ntfrl look for brok^fc stitoh«te. If when stretchteg the fingers the thread jnills awajr from 1 the kid, leaving t» white spot, the gloves will wear Well. When tio kid stretches easily and seems olaiflic, it is likely to be a good quality, bitft if it is stiff or uftyieldinsr lUwill noithCT fit nor wear well, Always get a gltove largo c bougie if they arc 6d natr6w a» to require etietehingr they aevtef wfll look ns Well as if thw hand wtis tho first sti'etdlier. If thfcy afa shbst flng-ered they ctaivert the-hand ibtb A ptisitive deformity, and do< not weair Sialf so long as when they afe of thije proper si/.e. A great deal depends rtpon .how the- gloves arc pitti on the first time. The hands should fca dry ami cool; if thoy arc at all moist they stoould be well powdered. .First, worlfe on.tho flngersv keeping the thumb outside the glove. When the thumb"' Is put in, place-the elbow on the knew aad work the- /rlovo down smoothly.'. .Button' ftlie second button flrsty and so on totte top, leaving the first? button to tho'ltot This may seeji-wlit- tlo thing, liwt it makes considt-rnible difference-ita the appearance andlflft of Hie glove. Tlic greatest strain 1 'ds^on tho first button, and when this is par- ttially roliovetS Vy tho fastening of the other buttons^ tbo drawing of seams, tearing of tlin-fcid or enlarging of the buttonhole is*jp»wvented. When rotnovlBig- gloves never bbgl» rot) iho tips of'W»« fingers to pull theiw off!. Turn baelc the wrists anddr-aw tQietn off wrongr a-itle out, and smooth them out lengthwise. Never roll •them up tightly,, one inside of the other, as whatever moisture thoy may Have gathered! fteirt tho hands dries ihi'Mlas way veryy »lowly, and makes UiO'kid stiff andi lianrcl. Strips of can- tomffcinnel aro'fjoodi to lay away between gloves. Dry corn meall will! clean light glbves, but if tnu-ohi soiled it is better to'send them to «n reputable cleaner. • Honxino will cleam white gloves, but ib is^niDt to bo • rcaamngended where- tliora-is any coknv. Wliore black kids havo'become rusty ailtout tho linger andstfchey' can be -nsstoiredl by adding a fb w.-dbops of black; inilt to a toaspoon- fiurofl'olivo oil, anell applying- with a foatlior or cainel'Is-liaJr- brush, Dljihthorla.. W«>aAher which is- ait) once cold and wet favors the occurrence of diph- tlioriaias of otheritliroat clisorders. Ihi many of thlu' larger English town*, where millions.^ pounds have beoni expended im Improving tho water- supply amll dlralnage, with a oom»qunnt great:i'odnction in typhoid fcveiv d.iphtheriai lias steadily in- uroascdi. School rooms, espec-uiHy, those in whiehichildren are- crowded, are re- gardediby some- higjki authorities as oiiB-oC'tQlo principal nue-ans of spread- ing-thu'infoctioniof'dSiphtheria. Cases are cited in which i sclliools have been ullosodito prevent) tlie spread of the diseasoi only toi have- it break out roiiiioiii thoir being:- re-opened. Theite-seems toi bo' iio doubt that children with acute' attacks of sore ttiroat should bo OKCiased from attending school, no matter what the nature »f tho-attack may,- bt);. Tettcttors, especiadliy during the prevalence of diplMherrn, are to bo commended if, in. line .e-xerciso of their authot-lty, they caasuse from school a pupil sot affected; sino-a the dreaded disease may be lutiiske-cl under an ap- piweuitly triviallsoi-O' tlnroat. Cows,, cats, amU possibly other do-, mestic animaJs, have been known to suffer from (Diphtheria, though cases of infectioii> feoiia: such source are doubtless ruiru-.—Youth's Companion. Workaday I.unvhoa, The afternoon is the longest half of the working- day. To eat a heavy meal at noon, without being able to nap an hour-, is the mistake that too many women make. Men don't count. Nature fitted them with strongsys-- toms and a quick digestive apparatus.. If foods like pastry, meats, fresh, broad'and pickles, that take from three to five and a half hours to digest, are paten, the stomach levies on the vital forces and the brain an 1 muscles get sleepy and stupid. With .a piece of wpll-done toast and a half a pint of.' cocoa, chocolate or hot milk a woman! can keep up her .strength and keep, her wits sharpened till dinner time4. Another excellent lunch is a bowl of bread and milk. Toasted bread is. half digested; so is crust, llonce thoir wholesomoness. Cufe l.'ruppo. Take 0110 quart of cream, one cup- of powdered sugar, one tablespoonful of vanilla, Whip very stiff. Divide the cream into two equal parts; into ono boat one-fourth of a cup of'strou-g black cpffee. Put tho whipped creaui into tho bottom of tho mould, hold the cream with tho coft'oo in it aver^ the- mould, and pour it directly into the center of the whipped cream, so forcing the white croam. up around tho sides of the mould, i'aok it in salt and 190 the wvme as ice creanx a,ud let it stand from t>b; to eight hours in warm weather. Wfi'i fior trf to pf«y ft staff tf idfe m tt' yet," rt BtWftl tomed to tatf- Tlio been woftl* heedliig by ft cT6 did tnatt nbUftit 1rhoW a Otif thimb AttlflJala. Me fifetf flonhcctlout lOwti, whefd & yttfltif yer had just p« otrt hW sfitflfte thai time there hrt'c* dftJj 1 b6eri oafe yer fa that p1tic<?,Atf age& Judge.-, ,,- 'CHe close-flstettl gMttlenian b%i V m r , «ettitoiicd sooa enlieii upofi the jftrtifl^ Inwyw la a friettdfj* Wiry, assttflttS-J«iW', v ttmt he» was glad tft 1 wefcoine hltil afttt-A 1 ! neighbor, nnd felt SUTe'^trtt no W&uld>, hftvts- a; pretty good jmcfitft*, h8 ttfe'tftft-^ jucfge-wa* getfltig stitfcwtiftwa * ' ' In- the course Of Ills tfet&JK* uuuirnfeuur verj"' adroffly us h«) tMoiigirt to olipftf ' tho r&iftytsfs opinion fijofi « ceftarn Ifc; Jrt Kill poihl Utell, afteii' sohse ' '"*" " ' nelghBorljritaTk, he rose tb'so. "Shall! I ftftargo your till],. Mr.— *t** f . ( asked tlio- 1'rtvpycr. ' * f< Tin' rtltt' mnu -was badly flustered, nMrf''.' then highly ftuMgflaiit Uowcter, the*'lawyer»Insisted that his fefe'iVhs-flVe'"' '*"* dollars, and Wtmnd ttp by timintenirijf U>sue foiTttio-aitoiotint If It wrts'not paid. The ohV gcn'tifefttnn went dawn to SCR fife -Judge,, therefore, and found him •• hwlng :liia-gai-dba. ' "Thnt young' scump that's .lust come- i • H0wn!"'ho;begtra. "I droppctf Ih to- ' alte i u :i n'efgh'l)oitliy call, nnd he charges . , mo five dollars-far legal advice."' • "StarvedIJfoUirlgllli," stttd tho judge;' "you 'had 'n'rt'lJusln«sw to go to hlni." " ,"B\it; must II pay B!m V" : "OfcpiU'se-'youi nrast." "Well, If 4. 'niustt I must," and the .man ., started 'to go;. "Hold on,"" Bfiidi tft-e- judge. "Aren't >, you gofaig 16"pny mo'V "Pay'ybiv?VAVlmt foirr "For legal'advice;"' By this tlinxj-tho oltr mnn was almost ,. .besldo hlmMolf:' "Wlui* tie you charge?" < he tnqulrcrd.'. "Ten ddllars:'.'' » And die man Ilnd' t'o> pay fifteen dol- . -' Inrs. That 'was -His-- Ihst attempt to ^et lognl advice ftfornb'tliihs: •to Fire. • Whilo tho-aTttliop'ofl'"Jia the Shado^r of tho ra'goda'''"-\vas!nm'ktng a journey to the Interior •oft'Bunmnli he came to a village that'was*offifliie'.. The inhabitants did 'nofe' seom\ tt>< be doing anything, nud'thb'ICugll&nnircn set his own men to< work'.:andl oallbd) fotr help. At last one old (native-'anfl'-'two younger ones took veiT'PcluotnnWly their places at the pnnip.i. They piiiupc.'cllli'ftlEfllwirtffidly for five- minutes; thon;>illl Ibote would have- it, a flock ofqmddy^M-dbsappsared ovtiar- lieacl.'! Tlioy hovered'-about tho rolling.- smoke,'.and'(hit:'flames gleamed rosy- pink 'ou-tholr snKrtwwhlte- plumage." ' , "AhinnyJ-: ItCdl padu>lHvas! Look! lied 'padrtyfbirdsi'." The-slghtr.wusstoo'iiiiujni for the lazy wretches at 1 thoi-Nandlesi. They squatted on their-heeliii'. re4lghtetl their cheroots, and;btared upward!. ' "What ihbuse Is thntiTT 4 the Englishman deMnitnded',1. pointing: to one now threateuedi' "Your ITouor,". that: ife. til* house of Pho To'o.V" "Where la Phoi'.C&o!? 1 " "Ho is; there."" Tho Englishman) turnecT. The inim indicated was -one-off tlte- two that he had clrtven too the- pump. He was aquattliig-on tbto-rooti ofi a tree, smoking. "Are you-Ph'o>Tbo>?!" The man tiortrtbd'... "Is that your lioiiso'?'" He nodded again, and! smiled pleasantly. "It wiir'.be on 1 fllic" .'«:t once," 11u> strangonsnid, catching- the other mini's infectious coolness.. "Yea, your honoii;. I think so," and ho contracted !Ulfe brows and looked at tho houser-wlfh'a'di'slntorestod air, Tho Englishman! burst out laughing; ho could not holp.. J:r,: and ho made no further oll'ort to> pirt «*ut a fire which. soomofl to >be-giving so much pleasure- to .the poi'sons Interested. Oh a n<! ill by u IlafTulo, Mr,- Sol6us,. tte redoubtable hunter of Africa u-boasts, while out one evening with' ihl&gnnKiairrfer, wounded a but falo>and! followed ft through the bush, whichiinisome'places was rather open,, and 'i u ipther* very flense, Finally they < camo'ciloso; upon the buffalo standing- in a uiassi of evergreen shrubs. At sight, of tlitHa the infuriated boast" charged! wiMV lout! grunts. Qttitiovciunev says Mr. fcjplous, literallyy withiii tun* yards of me. I had no tjm^- to. raise the rifle to my shoulder, but' swinging. Jit around to my WHS; just pulled!the- trigger, and at the same time- sprang; tQi one side. At the- sitmo moment I was covered with: tii shower of sand, and somb part of the IXiffulo—noso, horn, or shouujer —touchod my thigh 'with force onougU ' t.o.overtm-n me, but without Uurtlugino ^ iu> the-least. I was ou my foot iigaln in a moment, voady'to run for it; but my adversary AVUR. alrcsacly on the ground bellowlug, witli « hind leg, evidently broken.),drag- King out boliiml him, and before*lie re- coverod himself I dospatched Win wltU » hullo t through his lungs. My random shot had broken' ills leg. But for that, »\s there wore no trees} about, ho would, probably have got me. Toniuto One qxirrt of canned ton»ato3$>, two tablespaoni'uls of butter, two of flour, ono binall onion sliced, tvvp sprigs of pa,rbloy, a bay leaf, ono ^prig of thyme, three cloves>, two ftUbpicp btu'rk'fa. Oook tho toinatpjs. spice! parsley ftnd onion ten minutes, tho butter in a simdl frying pa-n add the flour. Stir over tho ftre till sniQOthe and brows »°d at^h- ipto tb,a Add )i»l| a te^ppoftfuj p| Many people who talk with simplicity and correctness bpcoino »t auce i Ural and awkward whpn they up tho pen. Bo it was with Bates. Ju tho reading losson Uieve was a tet orejyse to sonif one who had "caaj trActcd a colcl," and ttie tea^lioi' c^ attention to tUo wwd "cQnU'ft«t<4,* TQ "t-ontract fi cold," he p^uhiijuM "mvtiiU nothing rnoro thau IQ cat^K cold." TJUat aftei-4oo« Johwuy liaft to a composition, oluwe for U|» ftshiug oxwiisJon. Ou tfte *$W$* it a pretty wvdilaWe j ' \ ''

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