The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 24, 1894 · Page 7
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TM1S CTPPEK DE8 MOlNESi ALQONA. IOWA. WEDJTCSSDAY OCTOBER 24, 18M. WAV ' tioa*— Why d« % fott'call that trolley* cat condttc'tof "Time?" Joax— Be* Cause he waits for no man. Strawbef— Did you feel the lat<S financial depression? Singert.v— -Feel it! Why, for a month, 1 Wasn't able to borrow a shilling I •'It a dog should howl Under your •window at night, would you regard jt as a sign of death?" "tea, if It was light enough for mo to get a good aim at the dog-." Jndg-e-— When you broke Into the library and stole a lot of books Why did you take only the works of classical authors? Thief — Because, your honor, modern books fetch hardly any price in the market! Mr. Hopperly — What? You only sixteen, Madgle? You look older than that. Madgie— I know it. But • 1 can't tell that I'm twenty-one, can I ( when my big sister is sticking at that age and everybody knows we ain't twins. It isn't always 1 tlie'mfen'tliat'prayloudest at prayer meeting that people believe iti most. tME OLD PRALINE WOMAN AND HER STORV. KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort and improvement and tends to personal enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live better than others and enjoy life more, with less expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products to the needs of physical being, will attest the value to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in thy remedy, Syrup of Figs. Its excellence is due to its presen'.in^' in the form most acceptable and f .i??j- ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect laxative ; effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds, headaches and fevers and • permanently curing constipation. It has given satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of the medical profession, because it acts on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels without weakening them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance, i Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug. gists in 60c and $1 bottles, but it is man-" ufactured by the California Fig Syrup chaso some Uo;only, whose name is.pnnted on every , package, also the riame,,Syrup of Figs, and being well informed, you will not accent any, substitute if offered. of Scott's Emulsion is contained in letters from the medi- cal'prof es- sion speaking of its gratify, ing results in their practice. of cod-liver oil with Hypo- phosphites can be administered when plain oil is out of the question, It 1* almost as palatable as milk—easier to digest than miljp,-.. .., Prepared by Scott & Bown^K. Y._All drnselsts. Patents. Trade-Marks, •Examination and Advice aa to Patentability Invention. Bond for " Inventors' Ouiclo. or How » fatent." 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LAKE 8T ' " y "COLCHESTER" SPADING BI58T IN MARKET. BEST IN j The puterprtap iole ex- .feii^s tho wl^oje length own to the baal,' prp. egtiBKthe booiln My- glne uuil to ptiisi' tiurd work. ASK YOUB Fp^ TJ ftnd Uph't he pn( STO» A Typical Creole Negress of the Old So- feluie Is Toto and Sho SHs All t>ny In Caual Street, While Her linnet Is Attny ht tho St. JLoiil* Cemetery. "'Belles pralines pour les belles petites lilies. Mais you-not go?ne pass widout bay somo des belles pralines; dey so* nice, so good) si bon inarche," and you turn in the dim Canal street, and look with half pity, half amusement, at the old shrunken figure seated before a little old table, on which are spread out dainty pink and White pralines and savory ones made of "syrop,".with "pecans" stuck here anil there by way of ornamentation and still.mote delightful eating. " ' "Oh! ma belle demoiselle, you go'ne buy some praline for sure, dey HO pretty for de pretty lady," and before you know it you have youi' hands down in your purso drawing out "one picayon" with which to buy one of "dose nice creole pralines," mudo of ground cocoauut and .white sugar delightfully assimilated together and formed into round pink and white cakes, or ono of those molasses pralines fixed so neatly and compactly in tiny moulds of white cut paper. . Pralines are favorite luxuries with little Creole children; they will save all their picayunes to buy One of those nice sugar cakes, and old Toto knows it. Tho typical Creole negross of tho old regime is Toto; her figure dark and slight, her eyes kind and fall of the light of other days, her voice, once as soft as madamo's own, now shrill and piping; sho wears a dark guinea blue "jrabriollc," with a white apron tied about her waist,and a white handkerchief folded across her bosom. Her severe toilet is relieved by her picturesque "tignon," a wonderfully, fantastic, yet graceful, arrangement of a bright ban- danua handkerchief about her head, tied in quaint knots, as only the old Creole darkies know how to t.e the "tignon." How long has Toto sat in tho old street? "Mon Diou!" she will tell you, "so long she most done forgot. But Toto not always bin like dat," sho will add, between her old broken teeth, which makes it difficult to understand anything she says except her cry: "Bells pralines for de pretty lady." There is something in the old woman's face which tells its own tale of heroism a'nd suffering aud un- .swerving fidelity, and thinking to make her talk about herself you pur chase some more of her pralines But sho resolutely resists all at tempts to bo drawn into conversa tion, answering you always, "You want for buy some more?" But when at evening you see hoi seated before tho gate of Jackson square, smiling at tho little children playing among the flowers and shrub bery, and ever and anon stopping in 'the sports to come in groups of twos and threes to patronize her basket, the time comes back when you, too were a little child and used to go •with your nurse to the old Creole square in the summer evenings, jus to spend your "picayune" for ono o: Toto's pralines and you dimly won dor how deserted tho old square . would seem without this ancient, fa miliar figure sealed within; its : shadow. ' : But Toto has a history. The old Creoles wjll toll you that. A history with a .soft, mournful beauty that seems like a romantic tradition* in these proasic days. Tiens! Monsieur John will'toll you all about Toto.and how one'.day,. so long, long ago, ,-phe ran about with little tho pickaninnies on the old plantation down the coast. And then ,'i'oto was taken from the fields, as sho grew older, and became my lady's maid,' and one'day-the fiddle and dauce sounded in the ne- gro quarters, for Toto was. married to• "Uncle Francois," a.na.,'.Mnjassa'.' and "missus" gave them a great' layout. '• 'But that was long, 'long ago, and Monsieur John wiH.tell you,loo, how one night in tho rot undo of tho old St. Louis hotel there' was a great auction of slaves/ and ^many'bidders were there, for the negroes were the f|nest lot exposed for many a day— the entire Ipand of slaves from! the plantation'of Toto's 6 I'd master. How aid they come to be put up for salo? Ma foi! it was only the old, old story, so common before the war. Monsieur had gambled his^ntire, patrimony away, in one of those floatr ing palaces on 110 Mississippi', and then, -like a gentleman," he went out and shot himself. And madamo, ah, she was too proudi to'i 1'et his name be dishonored ;n d.eath.' TJie plantation was sold, and now—but hush, there is a wail in the old rotunda,; someone has bought Toto'a husband and son'—a rich planter fiora . Tennessee—he does npt pare for the mother, she looks too frail and delicate. And Toto? She sits there, crouched in the dim corner, weeping for her old madame and her husband and her child—her child P It is a long time befpre sho is put on Stand, and the.n Mpnsieur Jiohn cornea in by chance and takes in the situation at a glance. -He buys Totp-vhe .will present her f as a, gift'. to tho Tennessee planter, •<• Mais, tiens! ffo one seems to know ,.48 name,- He has paid his money iri gold and gpne; T^e ne^t day, after vain attempts to Jpcate the purchaser, ha sends Toto as a gift to her ulg mistress, andv these two oa.mo t<! live, together in the old Jaubpuy-ff, each being a, mutual help to 'the other till madame beoftme so old aud sick, ajad then Tota took to selling FftWnes }a addition, t9 washing au<J 61899 h.er pl<J ftsdfcttie hos bfe'en laid ftWay to sl«§fl fore'vor' ia the old! Cittietiefe 8\ Louis, and -to-day Toto Sits in the Hue Canol callin? out with her lips: "Belles pralines for tho belles demoiselles," while her memory is back in the dim plantation davs with "old miss" and "Francois," and the boy takon irom her arms in qhild- hood and whom she has never seen sinco. But her wares are all sold, and she smiles and says, "Pretty lady! pretty Iddy!" as tho laughing .girls pttss on. Sho counts ho? ''picayunes" with evident satisfaction. Cortes, she will have enough to buy "one fine bouquet flowers" for her old "miss 1 " tomb next Sunday. BEAUTIES OP THfi INDIES. Creoles timt Quadroons who Eitcol In th6 Arts of brestlng and Flirting. In Barbadoos, as in tho French colonies, tho term "Creole" is rightly used to designate the descendants oi French and Spanish settlers in tho island—not necessarily those who 'have' an admixture of npgro blood, says a correspondent of the Philadelphia Record. Somo of the Creolo women are extremely beautiful, ana their dark loveliness is enhanced by tho tropical heat which renders English women fadod and worn in u few years' time. While an Antrlo-Saxon grows rod as a boiled lobster under tho glowing sun and becomes a "dom'd damp, moist, unpleasant body," ono of the Latin race merely looks a trifle palor, with eyes moro luminous and dreamy under influence of excessive hcnt or strong emotion, (some of tho quadroon girls are oven handsomer than tho Creoles, whom they resemble in many ways and generally excsl in dressing and flirting. Tho "race problem," as it is called in the United States, bids fair to bo solved here. Many of tho most pros- porous citizens are colored men, who were born in slavery. Tho better class of these are ambitious to show tho world that they tiro competent to do what tho wliito man does, and to improve on ,tho model if necessary. Already they are found in every walk of life and branch of business on tho island, associating freely with tho whites and highly esteemed by them, though intermarriages are comparatively rare. Slavery was abolished only eleven years ago, yet one of tho best plantations in Barbadoes is owned by an ex-slave, which is worth, I am told, $100,000, and last year yielded somo 300 hogsheads of sugar. I noticed on tho street a sergeant, black as ebon and built like a Hercules, superin tending tho digging of a ditch bj some soldiers from the guardhouse mostly white, who were thus under going punishment, The ebony Her cules carried a rattan, which he ap plied lustily to the backs of hit charges, and it seems to mo that the white backs got rather more of i than the black 1 onus. Welcomed by St. Peter. St. Peter—Who's making all tha racket out there? New Ghost—It's mo. "Who's me?" "I'm an editor." "Yes, I see. One of those fellow who had a plan to solve the presen financial stringency, etc." "No, I had no theor-y to offer." "What? Then come right in pick out your robes." anc Photographing Human Skin. , Dr. SchalT, of Vienna, has applied photography to the study of the~hu man skin. A bright light is projected on the part of tho skin to be examined and by direct exposure many • smal details of tJio skin, including marking's not usually discernible, are photographed. Tit for Tut. Ho, testily—I wonder why a woman will persist 'in wearing a large hat at the theater. She, quickly—One reason Is because it shields her from hearing the man behind-"jh'ei 1 who always wants to explain tlie play to his companion —Truth. • ' . HERE "AND THERE. it i " i Jt le nearly Russia's.state jewels are worth 000,000. :•••.•';.'• Elephants have been known to live 150 years. Policemen in the suburbs of Paris are now mounted on bicycles. Colored people make up one-fourth of the population of Baltimore. Blotting paper is the latest material ise'd; in making' bicycle handles. The Gfernmn- hams for tram-car is •Pferdstrasseneisenbahuwagen." •There were 608 applicants for a posi- ;ionim ithe-British ppstofflce that paid aut $9 a week at a recent civil service examination. A New York man owns two 1 arge watch, doffs who have a; strong antipathy to brass . buttons, and who will ump at any person ' wearing 1 thorn, .The largest and oldest chain bridge n the world is said to be. at King Dung; China, where it forms a per* 'ect road from the top of one mountain to the top of another. The mikado of Japan has never been willingly photographed or oven sketched. It is a capital offense for a pative to make any kind of a pictorial representation of him, as it is regard' sd as a grave indignity'. A policeman in Jersey City, finding • thiei wfts get/tiojif away from him, uujpttcl aboard a trolley car and, inv iressing- it into the city's service, rave chase with it, and presently ovev- iftAiled and captured his man. ' A n'ew "sign of the times" is the great plenty of yenison in the Condon jnavket. Fprwerly, those who owned dew shooting gent their bucks, \Q - 1 -—-•*--' — -••- npw " Migfcestsf nii'ift Infest WITS At WORK. Banks—What do you think of tha story about Jonah being three days inside of the whale? Tanks—It's & good thing. I've given my wife worse excuses than that. Sally—Ethel and 1 are so interested in you I Jim—Kind, certainly; but Why? Ethel—We had our fortunes told. One is to marry you, and the other is to bo bridesmaid. Distressed Young Mother, traveling \vith a crying infant—Dear me! I don't know -what to do with the baby! Thoughtful Bachelor, in the next scat —Shall I open the window for you? "Is it really true, as Miss Old Girl says, that sho never married because her lover was lost at sea?" "Yes; another girl cut her out of his affections on a trip across tho Atlantic." Anxious Wife, at an altitude of 503 feet, to husband, who is accompanying her on her return trip to earth after having boon blown up at a steamboat landing—John, we are coining down among strangers. Is my hat on straight? Husband—Do you know that every time a woman gets angry sho adds a new wrluklo to her face? Wife—No, I did not; but if it is so, I presume it is a wise provision of nature to lot tho world know what sort of a husband a woman has. Like "Sweet Bolls Jangled Out of Tune." Weak nerves respond harshly nncl Inharmonl- ously to slight shocks, which would produce no oITeot upon strong ones. Tho shrill outcry of n child, tho slumming of a door, tho ruttlini? of a vehicle over uneven pavement and other trilling disturbances effoct weak nerves—sensitive nerves, sorely. Nervousness is largely attributed to dyspepsia and non-assimllatlon of tho food, a very usual concomitant of sleeplessness. Digestion and assimilation renewed by Hosteller's Slomach Blttors, soon begot nerve quietude and sound repose. The groat alter, atlvo causes tho Hvor and bowels to unite in cooperative harmony with tho stomach, whereby the general tone of tho system is raised to tho true standard of health. In malarial complaints, rheumatism and kidney trouble, tho Bitters produce excellent results. Inquiry is made as to what has broken the backbone of summer, Tho fall, of course. REMNANTS AND RAVELINCS, J. D. Laveagd, who died recently at Santa Cruz, Cal., left, $1,000,000 t6.be used In building a hospital for the deaf and blind. The great game fish of America are the Canadian muskallonge, California bass, Florida tarpon, Labrador sal* mon and Adirondack lake trout. A King's Daughters' circle in San Francisco is composed of eight Chinese women, two Japanese, two Syrians and their two American teachers. A Georgia colored Woman decided to commit suicide by drowning, but by the time she had waded in up to her waist, her courage forsook her and sho returned to land. A New York girl, in passing through tho hall of her house recently, encountered a burglar. Sho grappled with him nnd, catching hold of his hair, held on until help arrived, when ho was turned over to the police. A Chicago criminal owes his escape from tho penitentiary to tho cleverness and devotion of his sister. Sho managed to administer to him, unknown to tho prison officials, a drug which gave him every appearance of a violent attack of inflammatory rheumatism. Tho woman then went to the judge and by telling him tho condition of the prisoner secured a suspension of tho sentence. Tickling Number Three. Bho—I will marry you, Goorge, since you wish It so much, but I toll you frankly I can never love you so much as my poor dond husband. He—I suppose you did love poor John very much. She—1 don't moan John. I mean tho one before him. .J There Is no way of getting children to bo good llko showing them how. The man Who ridos a hobby pays well for his transportation. IRRIGATED LAND rmousi profits by settdlng tts ffofe ,ooo. Highest refe, Write fof aHlb f0 **~.vmmmf^ xy WJLVAW9 COLD IN BEAD. Aj>w)r BiiM luta aneh fcostrth JSLV. BR08..M Wurrott St., H,*. I W. L DOUGLAS $3 _>. C6RDOVAN ' ;FRENCH&ENAMELL£DCALF. ' HMi 0 FlNECAIf&kJ\N6AM(t , t 4 <5M POLICE.3 SOLES* 43 go£2i' WORKItflftS'lu' EXTRA FINE.' »' -»•• DO •LAI ,SEND FOR CATALOGUE 'WI-'DOUGUAS. / BROCKTON, MASS./, You cnn navo money by wearing the W. Ij. Douglas 83.OO Shoe. IloontiRO, we nro tho largest manufacturers of .ma gradoor Bhoes In tho world, andgtmrantoo thai* value by stamping tho naino tuna jjrlco ott tho jottom, which protect you ncolnBt high prices and tho middleman's profits. Our shoes equal custom work In style, easy fitting and wearing nualltlail * iVolmve thorn sold everywhoro atJowor {prices for ' .ho vnluo Riven than nny other make. Toko no sub- Btltuto. It your dealer cannot supply you, wo can. I . Goniumptivei and people.) I who have went limps or Asth- f I ma, should usa Plso's Cure'for 1 I Consumption. It has cnrcd | I thoaiand*. It has not Injur-1 I 9?. 0 ?£' J" 8 llot , b > >d to take, | It Is tho host cough syrup. Sold ovorvwhoro. 3fio. \v. iv. u When montioa this paper. J— noa M O . 43. If Votive neuralgia, take St. Jacobs Oil—rub it on — rub it on bard — keep rubbing it on — it has got to stop the pain — tbat's what if s for. ANDSMOKE YOUR LIFE AWAY . B_|B?E I ' b-irCi All! what a warning to millions of America's men who are dally tearing down their naturally strong; physical and nervous system. Stop a moment) Did you take to tobacco naturally ? Well, no I And now you want It—why ? Because tobacco tastes good ? No, but to gratify a feeling hard to explain, and only satisfied by nicotine 'O OHLBf*m"» THE USE OP TOBACCO MAKES IT SHORTER. We have not the time, much less the Inclination, to preach printed sermons for tho sake of making a man quit tobacco, IP HE DOESN'T 1 KNOW THAT IT HURTS HIM. We want to talk to the man who t realizes that he Is TOBACCO spitting and smoking his life away, who WANTS TO STOP AND CAN'T. Tobacco has produced a diseased condition of the nervous system, and from time to'time, you are compelled to feed the never ceasing demands, and you may have, like millions of other men, A TOBACCO HEART. papers give an account of some eminent man falling sud'dcnly dead at his desk 'from heart'disease. As a rule,'no middle-aged man in active business dies thus suddenly, unless poisoned, and that poison, in a majority of cases, is tobacco. Meanwhile the slaughter goes on. .The. p.ress and the pulpit seem muzzled, the majority being participants in the popular vice, a,nd those who are hot seem hypnotized and afraid to speak out, • ' •.,:.,..', V8TALBTY MBCOTBMIZED 1 Tobacco destroys manhood. Tens of thousands of men feel the darkening clouds of early decline, because nature, not exhausted naturally, but burdened with the taking care of a I tobacco-poisoned blood, has slowly and surely succumbed to the frightful effects of tobacco upon the vlta.;forces, that mokes strongmen IMPOTENT and DESTROYS THEIR MANHOOD. YOU ASK FOR PROOF. Test NO-TOMBAC under our Absolute Guarantee; feel how quickly No-To-Bac kills the desire for tobacco, eliminates the nicotine, steadies the nerves, increases the weight, makes the blood pure andI rich and tingling wWl nevf life and energy. Hundreds of letters front aged men testify to years of tobacco I slavery, and tell How No-To-Bac destroyed tobacco's power and brought back feelings long since dead, while sensations I Qt a younger existence once more warmed, the cockles of the OKI man's heart. Gloomy days were gone,- the sunshine was I brighter; the warble of the little birds all spoke of love! the old man made young again and—happy. ' IT IS TRHJF NO-TO-BAC DOESN'T ...." " . " ."***&» CURE EVERYONE What's the use. of telling a lie to get caught,at It? You'fcnow and so do we.that the claim "never fulls tq cure" Is a quack filiif™ /h nud 'ifi t8lk< O"" 4 guarantee Is ciejin cut and to the failure man nis money. Beware of the itiaii who says," J j ' i 1;ff l reputations Integrity, who ^ ^^^sf^S^fX^S^a^^ *"/wi n«'(-»w"i«iMo uuiimect t /u <^^W«l'?^PS«TS^^K^ff^'5«^jy^ Wii5 j i . Snuffed for TUIrty-Flve Ycnr*- U. By.,Sluy 13. J8U4. GBNTLBMBN:-NO- ° entirely oureU mo ot a thlrty-flvo year Cod for No^-Bao.* We tfa1 " 841X)un ^'' 4 ' )4 * I1(? Yours'truly, Mas. M. A. KUDD. u Honey wud I^lfe S»ver. M ' 1 ' A P rH W. 18!M. DB4JI B|H8:-No- o work, and I |{ludly reeoninieud H and life saver; You cun consider Three fiorth Carolinian* Cured. P^p has completely' ourocl wyseK/'s. "l>. a^^^ii r SOt*y»,8l»?Si-.Mr..Sroen ?{*??& . thl , rt .' . ' 1 . , 6 ttl ,9' B K ln tt esu *Bap Is truly worfb its weight i Tows truly, J. Chewed uud Snuflrud «l Year* Tliree boxes of No-'l'o-Bub cured mo of tunokmlT ohewloK ana snuff nabTt. to wWcFrihWb«m wiaiotaa for 61 ye&r&. TUB nicotine It ouTof i5y systQin* upcl since I Quit usliicc tQb&QQQ I eun't eo t Very truly yours, B««B¥ B«UN. Very Respectfully yours, A. T. JlVBUS, uslness Mgr. oWhe Western TourlsTand In- itrlal MftKUzlno, jBtki Cn«ubw of Com, B«K. I

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