The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 30, 1895 · Page 4
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-*; "j*""" *-,. //*. r * * *" v ',%,,* r -\j ¥ fttftt* to Subscribers: r :• -THE OTMMJ.M8 MQ1N1S8! AliGOKA, IOWA. JAKPAftY 80, v niontna........ ...... „>..,.. 75 On* copy, three, months... ....... . ........ *0 B«a«osfly Address at above rates. , B«mit to? draft, money of der, express order , tttJKMt&i note at our risk. ttttesofiidtertlsliSgaenton application, U HE Alumfll of otb.ee dolleges do not feel ,thfi personal interest in the success of the state university that her own grad* Hates do. Many others do not believe iti higher education by the state. But Whether lukewarm or openly oppbsed tto one can dispute the proposition that If the state is to maintain a university it should make reasonable provision for it. Although Iowa's school has been struggling along for 30 years and has grown to have an attendance of some 1,200 students at this time, it has never had an assured existence of more than two years at a time— from one session Of the legislature to another. To secure each two years' lease of life it has had to organize a lobby of its friends and scramble with every cause, good, "bad and indifferent, before the appropriation committees. A failure on the part of one legislature would bring it to an untimely end. Liberality one year allows it to expand, and then it is out and crippled by parsimony the next. And so it goes under the present system, hobbling along financially, not knowing what to depend on, and .wasting energy in maintaining itself that ought to be spent in more needed and more profitable work. It is altogether probable that money for new buildings and new equipment should come by special appropriations voted for in the legislature of which they are asked. But for the actual ..- running expenses of the school some permanent provision should be made or a vote of want of confidence should be recorded and the school disbanded. The university should have an annual amount, by special tax or otherwise, sufficient tp maintain its work, upon which it can rely, or it should be summarily abolished. We do not believe that any tax payer, whether he be a friend or an opponent of a state university will dispute this conclusion. THE BllOOKtYN STKIICE. Another civil war conducted by private parties in the city of Brooklyn, much after the fashion of the feudal barons of ancient days who led out their knights and retainers whenever they chose, regardless of public convenience, calls attention again to the helplessness the American people exhibit in the face of a very ordinary turmoil. The Brooklyn street car companies made a lot of demands upon their employes, and the latter struck and stopped the entire street car traffic of the city. A half million people had all their business and pleasure interfered with, and but for Judge Gaynor's decision, did absolutely nothing to protect their rights. Judge Gay nor decided that the companies must operate their lines, regardless of their em- ployes, or sacrifice their charters, But all the good effect of this order was nullified by his giving the companies 20 days in which to answer. It is unimportant which party to the war was in the wrong so far as the public right to street accommodations is concerned — although it is of interest to note that the leading New York papers denounce the corporations, The important fact }s that people allowed the public interests to stand in abeyance awaiting the outcome of a petty war, very much as various southern towns used to suspend active operations when visited by the James' or Younger's, when both parties should have been brought before a competent tribunal and their differences adjusted, without any cessation of the street oar service under heavy penalties. The Wisconsin legislature is taking up this matter of providing -for compulsory arbitration. It should be adopted in every state, and .levying civil war by private parties ehould be squelched feumroarily as it deserves. Knots when !b Si P^ul, attd vefy pleft8aftttitofe6fecttlilhg early day* ifl Wisconsin. Senator Washburn's defeat in the legislature was dye to the that six years »go his eleo- was attended by the corrupt use of' fljoney. ' The bribery ooramlssiop ap» pplntecl to investigate white washed flje proceeding but the people never he was fairly chosen, Hjs eervipes, fli4 not increase his witfc the people sufficiently fiends for him. It he. bad strength A SfteW BOSTtt 19SUJ& President Cleveland's Imbecile issuance of $100,000,000 of five per cent, bonds to buy gold has brought on just what anyone could have seen It would, tiold Is now? being drawn from the treasury faster thatt ever, And as the gold is being smuggled aWay to force another lot of bondsj the futnof is eir- culated that bonds are not as desirable as they were and that they will not sell at as high a rate. The country after adding to its interest bearing debt one hundred millions, is worse oft than it ever was, Its gold lesSj and its credit poorer, and • Cleveland sending in a special messnge asking that he may issue more bonds, only that they may be gold bonds and not payable in coin. Cleveland and Carlisle should both be impeached. We commend the Courier's attention to the following "free" opinion of the Ames Times on publishing the names of subscribers who pay: "This always did appear to the writer as about the most nonsensical piece of business wo ever saw. The Idea of parading the fact before tho world, that 'John Smith' has paid his subscription to the' Bungtown Bugle,' seems to us very absurd. The people of this world have an erroneous Idea of this debt business at best. The publisher who Indulges In the practice above referred to, evidently does it with tho Idea in his head that it will please the man mentioned. It doesn't though. Another practice we Shave often observed In many places is that of a man giving another a cigar or something of the kind when that man pays a just and lawful debt. The cigar should go the other way, for was it not the creditor who accommodated the debtor, by trusting him for something that he had to have, and it was a great accomo elation for him to get? Many things in this world go wrong end to." In answer to the usual query, "who reads editorial?" THB UPPER DBS MOINES wishes to put on record that it secured a new subscriber this week on the strength of an editorial. . The Des Moines News is going to enlarge and even talks about a morning edition. John Hamilton is an able and fearless writerj although ho docs not have much of a following among his newspaper brethren, and the News is evidently,prospering. The Republican confesses inacolumn and a half that it la the paper that a leading citizen of a neighboring town has vainly been trying to get rid of. It does so in a rather unbecoming manner and says a lot of bad things about THE UPPEHDES MOINES, which recall.its rather ornery propensities of the years before it got $8,000 out of the post office. Every one has hoped that Bro. Starr's recent election as church deacon signified some inward growth in grace. But if he keeps falling back into the insectivo rous spitefulness that used to come so natural to him we shall be compelled to believe that the old Adam Is still on top. Lafe Young says he is out of the race for governor this year. There Is not a man in Iowa who would more gracefully fill the position. Des Moines is excited about the gas question. Charges of boodling are common and may have foundation, but when it comes to charging Bro; Cole with getting his room rent as a bribe, the whole thing becomes ridiculous; This talk about newspaper bribes is usually sheer nonsense anyway. • treasurer of" HnffltroiSt foiinty, was found BhoH in his BceouhtS. Me Went to California and has lived in a gulch by himself ever slnte 1 , Lately SVed. Taft and family drove to his home to visit him. A California pa- pef gives a repbf t of the trip and describes Betgk's home 1 as a place of great beauty. NEWS AND .OOMMEHT. . The resident students of the state university in Kossuth county gathered at the banquet Thursday evening covered a period of university history from 1869. It is doubtful if in any county in the state outside of Johnson an alumni fathering would surpass that record, The real beginning of the present school was at the close of the war and Algona furnished a student whose reminiscences practicably cover the time when the students began to come back from the army. The university began in a small way in 1855, and sent 124 students to fight for the union. Then came a break in its growth and a new beginning. There were 83 resident university students at the banquet, We doubt if any other frontier county can equal that record. The county has sent more than that many students to the university, now spattered in every part of the United.States. A joke that is still told on Dr. Shrader, dean of the university medical faculty, was played in 1870, J.' W. Hinchon, Algona's postmaster, being the chief perpetrator, It had been planned tp excite the city by having a straw man fall from the roof of the main building, while the boya were up fixing the flog on that old state capjto} tower, The whole street was gassing at one "Cook who was climbjng the flag pole, when the straw man fe}l. The excitement was in.. tense in a moment. A rush for the scene of the fall followed. Bvt the s.tra,w man haji lodged on the rwf spd » subject bad. to be had, and Hinchon was hurriedly picked on by the boys, and -was parried, to the old south hall.. It w»a agreed that BO dPPtor should be allowed to come, but one student got Dr, Shrader, whp appeared to examine Some of the state papers have been discussing Gov. Larrabee'6 Kossuth county land purchase, and comtm.nting oh the unearned Increase from *4 to $30 an acre. As usual there Is another side to the story. Away back in 1861" Col. i. L. t). Morrison of St. Louis, cousin of Horizontal Bill Morrison, and ah old friend of Abraham Lincoln, entered this land With scrip. He hole it until 1887 just 20 years ahd then sold it at $4 an acre. He probably paid in taxes during the 20 years more than he got for the laud, and as those Were years of scarcity for iiossuth, his tax money camcjn to bene fit the community which afterwards bene- fitted the land. We note that in one year, 1878, Col. Morrison's taxes were $1,265.75. Tire lucky end of the speculation came to Gov. Larrnbee, who bought just at the right time. But in discussing it as a ques tton in social economy, the unlucky enc which belonged to Col. Morrison, must be considered. Land speculation like everything else has bad two phases. It has broken plenty of men in the northwest. Some enthusiastic Funk man has called our seaator " Col." This leads E, D. Chassell to remark that "Admiral" is his title : "A colonel is a land office. Any county in the state can have colonels by tho dozen, but Dickinson, which has tho prouc distinction of being tho possessor of more navigable waters than any other section of tho state, is the only one that can fairly claim the right to a navy. One admiral Is worth more than a hundred common col onels. If the genial statesman of the Min newaukon is to have any honorary title 1' must bo "Admiral." But after all of the jokes are said and the modest senator has said that he is not a candidate and does no want to be, there is still a strong feeling among many Iowa republicans that Senate Funk is one of the best and most available men in the state for the office of governor. Dick Hubbard is an example of wha journalism will do for a man if he leaves i quick- enough. He started the Huthvei Free Press some years ago, and now has been chosen suptrintendent of agencies h the Des Moines life association. He has gone to the front as an insurance man unti he holds the best position in Iowa. •W.-H- The Forest City Summit has hunted up some items in its files of 20 years ago Here is one : " Four teams laden with flour for the grasshopper sufferers passed through here on Saturday. They came from Laki Mills c.nd were bound for Algona." ++«-f The decadence of the Oelwein boom since Walt. Butler got located is noted with regret. Bro. Doxsee says mournfully in the Monticello Express: "For threi weeks we have not heard of Oelwein, He frost bound corner lots are as silent as Babylon. The voices of harpers and mu sicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, and land agents are heard no more within .her borders; mourners go about the streets and refuse to be comforted because the stars that shine on Oelwein are no brighter than those than shine on the people that wot no of the place." THE UPPER DES MOINES has had bu one response to its query about the Tulmagi sermons. The letter comes from Prof Cbaffee and wo give it herewith: IOWA FALLS, Jan. 27, 1895.—Gentlemen In answer to your request for subscribers to report the benefit they have receivec from the 52 Talmage sermons published d_ring 180-t. Will say,,for one, that I did not even know they were in the paper, tha I shall be quite as well satisfied to have the space they have occupied filled with other matter, but' that I strongly recommend something of the kind to " the entire force of THE UPPBU DBS MOINES." Yours truly FRANK M. CHAFFEE. WINTER BEADING. Mrs, Ward's novel,"A Singular Life, occupies the first place in the February Atlantic, after the manner of serials in thai magazine, but the leading separate article is the one that follows, Mrs, Alexandei Graham Bell's narrative of her own exper ience in learning to read the lips after she had lost her hearing. As a sort of compan ion paper, "A Vogage in the Dark" is the account which Mr. Rowland E, Robinson gives of an experience of his own after los ing his sight. Another group of articles is "A Study of the Mob," by a Russian, in which the data are taken from Russian life, and "Russia as a Civilizing Force in Asia," which presents the other side of the shield. . H-l- Johnson Brigham informs us that he has placed between 1,800 and 1,400 cash subscriptions for the Midland Monthly on his books since Deo. 1, The Midland for February promises a good list of contribu tors, among them HamUn Garland and CyrenusCole, The latter is to tell about the Hollanders in Iowa, being himself "Dutchman." IN TIIS Spencer is again talking ppera house, A farmers' institute is to be held at EmmetHbyrg early next week, E. S. Ellsworth spent 110,000 last year improving farms in Wright county, W, T- Chantland Is the new captain of Qp. G at Fort Podge. He is a good man fpr the place, p B, Q, Hough'B UPPER DES MOJNBS now goes to Jjito at Peqrla, 111. He baa gpne jnfp the jewelry business there, Ejflmotsburg Reporter; Mr. and Mrs. "•-""' ' Algona spent Sunday the latter then toU fihputthe toe be was examne by Pp, Shraaer when the etraw wan fell .the the yiPtjm, pew Ihoroggly frightened to have fallen twice the djstanee. Tlje doctor }opked at Jjjm. but before miking n thorough ejf flwtw»«p» wept ow t° i w wlw be , el «« Clark, late of Al|dna. Mr. Clark among the fiftl tnett we got acquainted with after onftliu ; to I6*a. ,?«*•*» the real estate business at Algoflft thefl and could come as near to making ft flag-pond appear like a fruit farm to the enthusiastic tender-foot as any man on the job. Eagle Grove Gazette: tn all the Iowa wns north of Clarion the people are getting excited over the proposed extension of the Chicago, Iowa & Dakota rail road from Alden. Algona, Weslu.v, Britt and Corwith are all waking m nnrl it seems there Wilt be hi) trouble for the road to fifld a route and jret. liberal local aid. But if President, P< ter has Sioux Falls "itthismiiid'se.vt its natural direction is Via the metcop- olis of Wright county— Eagle Grove, if you please. Estherville Republican: Judge Quarton announced in open court Tuesday that he would pass sentence upon young McClelland and Willard at 7 o'clock that evening. At the appointed time tho court room was crowded and the sheriff brought the prisoners before the bar. Neither of the boys is prepossessing in looks and their actions in the past show them to have been, tp say the least, very undesirable citizens, The judge talked to them about a hal hour, giving them much good advice and saying a great deal that may be re membefed with profit by all in th« court room, especially the boys anc young men. He then sentenced Wtl lard to four years in the penitentiary and McClelland to three and one-hal' years. The Ames Times mistakes our mean ing in the following criticism: "The Algona UPPER DES MOINES objects to people outside the county seat payin; their taxes into their local banks. Thi savor^'considerably of jealousy, it seem to us. If a man who owes taxes can be accommodated by his local bank to the extent of paying them there, and thu saving him a long and tedious trip o many miles to the county seat, we should consider* it right and proper There are towns in Kossuth county, a there are in Story county, outside th county seat, where this 'is practiced euch year, and it is a great accomoda tion in many cases for a man to stein to his local bank and pay his taxes thus saving a trip to the county capi tal." It is a great convenience to have banks and local agents pay taxes fo people remote from the county sent But taxes are not payable at banks That was the point we were making. THE QIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME. A Brief Outline of the Fine Corned to Be Given Friday JEyonliifj. The story of "The Girl I Left Be hind Me" tells of the attempt of a cow ardly rascal, Lieut. Morton Parlow stationed at Post Kennion on the fron tier, to destroy his rival in the affec tiohs of Gen. Kennion'sdaughter. Kat Kennion is engaged to Parlow, but h knows that she does not love him, am more than suspects her of loving Lieul Hawkesworth. Before the close of th first act he discovers that his suspicion are well founded. In the second ac Parlow and Hawkesworth are sent upo a reconoitering expedition, which through the cowardice of Parlow re suits in the death of several troopers Hawkesworth knows the truth but wil not make charges against the man wh is to marry Kate Kennion. But Parlov so manages that the blame for the dis aster falls upon Hawkesworth. He i about to be tried by court martial whei word comes that the post is in dange of an Indian attack; some one must g for help. It is almost a hopeless er rand for the chances are ten to on against the messenger escaping witl his life. Hawkesworth volunteers am Kate places the despatch bag over hi shoulders at the same time whispering "I love you." The third and great ac of the play is in the stockade at' Pos Kennion. It Is early dawn, the Indian have surrounded the post, and all nigh the weird songs have been heard. Th few score of brave men and the women are exhausted and the ammunition i almost gone. A parley is held with th Indian chief, who refuses quarter. It i the Indian custom to attack at sum-is and preparations are made for a las struggle. Gen. Kennion and his men will sell their lives as dearly as possible Kate Kennion, knowing the awful fate of women falling into the Indians hands makes her father promise that he .wil shoot her when all hope is gone. A the close .of the act the Indians have broken through the lines and are a the gate of the stockade, Kennion pre pares to carry out his promise to hi daughter. As he raises his pistol th bugle notes of the rescuing corps are heard and .- the soldiers -.' rush in Hawkeswprth has done "his duty. In the last act Parlo'w's villiany anc Hawkesworth's bravery are brought to light an(l-;the curtain falls to the sound of wedding bells. As a relief to the in tensity of the dramatic scenes there are many amusing scenes between th young soldiers and the girls who hap pened to be in the camp. The second act is partly given up to a ball, which with its music, laughter, flirtations and pretty dresses constitutes a stronj contrast with the sombre cloud of dan ger hanging about the camp, Will given at the Call opera house on Fri day evening, TEXAS, J, w, Bnvtlett £ets H}s Old-tiro Frleuds Reap from jftm Again, In a personal letter to THE UPPER PES MOINES J. W, Bartlett writes: would like very much to see yp« al and shake hands with my friends Algona, for whom I have a very warm reinerabimnce. I have become quite a Texan, J guess, lq v J have never ye been out of the state since I came three years ago, and I am quite enthusiasti iofftvoppf fhe gao4 part of Texas a an agricultural state, far It cannot b beaten; but.no raa.fl need, oom,e here with the JOsa of buying obpioe BBVtVffifl OLD MEMORIES, The State Uiifrefsity Alumni's Meet- ftnd Banquet at Algona on Thursday Evening 1 . TnoSe thai cltisW 'rbuftd 6ttr Aima M&to «* hftve m'et to hondf Wr6. at * ** Ohortts: *&6n fcef« 4 s long life to thS detf fid Many Clevei- Speeches—fcro. Hirtchdn's Hunt fo* BeeS—A Royal Time ift All Respects, Sixty4wo people were decorated with old-gold ribbons Thursday evening last and seated about the t»ibii?s hi Clarke's hall to assist in reviving i?l.»iU> uiiivers- ity memories. They woi'O there to have a good time and the unanimous impression is-that they bad it. It was a feast of reason and a flow of sotil, They heard stories of college life from the early days when the boys were just coming back from the war and when the university was filled with older men, and stories of the later times when the wealth and fame of the institution have both increased, and when the classes are filled with boys and girls. They sting three excellent songs which Miss Jessamine L. Jones had written for the occasion. They heard President Schaeffer state the needs and put poses of the institution as they now exist. They all joined in the college yell And at about midnight they scattered for their homes, pledged to a cordial support of Iowa's chief educational institution. There vvus a little delay in getting seated at the banquettlng tables and II was 9 o'clock when Miss Edith Bowyer, who presided at the piano, began the selections which accompanied the repast. This important feature of the programme attended to, all arose and by, or near by, the tune Vive La Amour, sang the opening song: Rejoice that we now come together again, Vlve la Varsity, Colleglates and lawyers and medical men, Vive la Varsity. Chorus: Vive la, vlve la, S. U. I., Vlve la, vive la, S. 0.1., Vlve la, vive la, S. U. I., Vive la Varsity. Phavtnaceutes, dentists, and faculty too, Vive la Varsity, AP well as good people who didn't go through vlve la" ^ olffliel ¥oihem6fleS6f Almfc Mate* to her stanntfc support and tefc Gone areihe careless i6ho'oi-'dj» i>lsaai«L gone the mingled WoWt&ftd pfty, ™*r Bone the f edbmgefiae for erfof t granted on n«» mencementDay. u "uomChorus: Hearts gf oW fcold ftftd time" flies s*iftl* KM our paths are hot the same, BW1Itl yi «4 But those who've shafed school days toeuM,.* are bound by common claim. ro «wa» Iliorns: Prize the tast and RfaSp the present, hoti* give wfiere honor's dtte, ' noa w Chorus: la Varsity. This reunion presents a magnificent sight, Vive la Varsity. 'T will linger forever a memory bright, Vlve la Varsity. Chorus: Then here's to our Varsity, long may she thrive, Vive la Varsity, We pledge to her here In this year '95, vive la Varsity. Chorus: Following the singing came a series of short responses to various sentiments which for merit have never been ex< celled at a banquet in Algona, nor any where else for that matter. It is dim" cult to speak too highly of the wit, humor, and fine sentiment which, with out a break, kept the banqueters forgetful of passing time. The opening toast was "Our Alma Mater,"to whicr Miss Jessamine L.. Jones responded feelingly, reading in conclusion a lettei from Prof.-Currier, the Nestor of the faculty. Geo. B. Cloud in a witty anc at the same time thoughtful manner followed for the law department, while Dr. Kinney of Wesley, although callec on without notice, made a very witty and pleasing response for the medics Dr. Keneflck appeared for the under graduates and compared their virtues with those of the diploma holders much to the disadvantage of the latter. The college president was then called. An enthusiastic cheer greeted Dr Schaeffer as he arose to speak aboui the university as it is now. The-doctor is a middle aged man,' of solid build, and was in charge of the depart ment of chemistry in Cornell college N. Y., before coming to Iowa. He has been with the university here six years and in that time has shown that he has not only wise ideas about what the school should be, but has great administrative ability in its business conduct He has done a great deal to make it popular with all classes, and during his presidency it has doubled in attend ance. His talk was plain and business like, He said that while the attendance had doubled, the cost of maintaining the school had remained at nearly the amount before expended. He sale that every department is now crowded and that-either there must be more room and equipment or the school cannot take in the students who come, He appealed to the alumni and citizens to join in giving the university n chance with the other state institutions of the west. The response to his remarks was made by Col. McConlogue of Maspn City, one of the rising lawyers and orators of the state, In an eloquent speech he urged upon every old student the duty of supporting the university. A second song about- "'Jimmie and Billy and George," the three sohoo janitors, ushered in some stories o arousing incidents in past college life Had. Meyers of Muspn City told aboii the time when he was seised and canned 13 miles into the cpuntry by tht sophomores to keep'him from, getting his girl to the freshman banquet, E B, Butler very graphically related an incident connected with harvesting an apple -crop, which aftpr being safely stored in a trunk somehow turned'ou to be chips the next morning, the ap pies finding their way to the landlady* cellar, J, T, cnischWes commented on the embarassment that arose pn baUnw'een a? a hand pf students wh< had just turned pver a sidewalk foun themselves rounded in by the Iowa City police. B, p. Reed explained hpw he became "ladies'man" pf his class in the good plci days when paper shir bpspms were in style and "walk arounds" were the social amusement 0, B. Hutohins read » ppem abpu "Owfe apcj Bis Bee Tree/ which re f^lS^^^^^^^otwUege main b«ilfl tog-one a4ltipni at t was the last pl , a MR* debate oa pbrenolb jtudeot ia IhOfus: .'.-.--'•• A business irieetJng followed, n Miss JeH&affline L, J5hes was chosen ^resident* G. B. Matsfitt secretary aM E. B. Butler treasurer, and a pernZ nent alumni organization effected. AB, itittual banquet is in store, COOK AND His SEE TREE. Mr. Hutchlns' response being ^ duced to writing We are able.to %!*« our readers a sample of the evening's ntertainment, and also a good story on 'ostmaster Hinchon, Mr. Hutchhm said! There was once a famous bee tree. Which stood on the Bylngton hill. And If it hasn't got away, ' As a matter of course and in accordance with the la\v-s of natural growth) a It stands there still. For 'twas of white oak, second growth About a foot through, or more, ' As straight as any ramrod And sound, plum to the core. It.was in the winter of '70 That Cook, the bee tree man, To have some fun among the boys .Conceived the bee tree plan. Which was about as follows ! Having Be- ured an accomplice, which in the first in. stance happened, by accident, not to b& your humble servant, but his roommate he would confidentially inform one of the students that he had found a bee tree just across the river from the university buildings, and wanted him to go with him some evening and help chop down the tree and get the honey. It happened 'that his first confidant, or victim, whichever you have a mind to call it, was our worthy postmaster, Bro. Hinchon. Having first sent my roommate, whose name was Spaid, (no relation however to the ace of spades nor any of the- numerous family of spades with whom! think most of you are acquainted), across the river on the ice with a shot gun well loaded with powder and wad, Cook and Hinchon wended their way down along the east side of the river, then across thebridge and up the river past the old lime kiln till they were nearly opposite the university • buildings, then up to the top of the hill. about eighty rods northeast of the Byington residence, until they reached the bee tree. They had made but a few strokes with the 1 axe at the tree- When bang! There came the sound of a gun. And Cook lay writhing on the ground, And he shouted : "Hinchon, run!" - The way was rough and roelsy, . At least you'd thought it so, But it made no difference to Hinchon, For Hinchon had to go. Go ! You better believe he went As if the very Old Scratch for him' Had suddenly been sent, And all the other little imps That in the nether regions dwell, ' At the report of that old gun Belched forth from the mouth of- — Well, Hinchon had not gone far before Cook got up and began firing off his revolver,, which only added zest to Hinchon's zeal. His pace he quickened, hastening on 'Round stumps, o'er logs and stones, '. And the wonder of It was That he had no broken bones. Now, Cook was a famous runner Andh- J 'But he i And had won In many a race, But he quickly found this tinii That Hinchon set the pace. From the top of the hill down to thebrldgfr _ He. slipped, he slewed, he sprawled, But no one was ever heard to say They thought that Hinchon crawled. He reached the bridge, but not to stop, He sped across the river With straining muscles, panting breath, And nerves all in a quiver. One thought to. Hinchon now did come Of Cook j oh, where was he f Ask of the winds that steal along, Or of the honey See. He hastened on, he tarried not— Not for a single minute, Until at last he reached his room And locked himself within it. . All exhausted, out of breath, Down In a chair he sat But suddenly he heard a buzz, A dee, buzz, buzzing " in his hat." , The little bee unto him said,— ,. Xf r ^e eiltl y. i am told: ; Hinchon, my dear fellow, I'm afraid, r Very much afraid you're wM. Now, Spald and CooU their way they toofc • Back home across the ice, But they and Hinchon about the bees Were just as still as njice. XT ""H 01 VMJMIUB men wey, sougflii Nor did they vainly seek/ 1 * With honeyed words they drew therein One, two, or three a week. And one poor fellow, luckless wight, More gullible than the rest, W «S^ w1 ?? t , < ? ihunt the festive bee Within its little nest, Cook, once too often, tried his game Upon a fellow bold, W mu' suspecting him, had planned That the seller should be sold. So when the time for him did come . TQ run as others had, He ran not from but after Cook, And made poor Cook feel sad. He knocked him down, he tramped on him, He beat him long and sore, • And since that tjme j think that Cook Hivs hunted bees no move. A little moral I would draws Beside the wish to please, Whatever else you.wTsh to do . In winter, do,n't hunt bees, To the EditPr; An interesting ph nomenon was witnessed last S\ra4ay abowt the middle of the fqpemQQn I' way of circles abput tb-e svm,* TWQ seep, one encircling the otfoep'pjd a circumference with the, sun, as a ter; while another circle spm larger than the largest one a.bpye tioned had one side of its oir passing through the sup ftn( j Rprthwestward, with Jumtapus, . spots where it interseQted the smaller' circle abput the sun, ana two Wh49h was a Jjttle E, WAPH, la the butter tor bpjaejs at «e«tea perpendicular to a%e t he sun to the centre, yhea QB tffi puter circle abput the svn where a Une wpuia intersect passing froro th> the. center- of tie circle w} /enpae MwA the WB, arc <rf » n \A shap^ quarter Q 'the m.ppn, witfe B

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