The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 6, 1895 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 6, 1895
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n>i5, ' i jvmruHinff, mariimusf, mf;ltiit$ S6fcl< te best ifitf tmjle itnd the i ~" J ° '„ frdll 6! tiife OtUfe! the htll afid d6*h ins valley, l'«a J W<t fctejsafhon .them ', • Before you see fits scarlet coat Til kh6* SftJ 1 Ifive has 'come. ", 'f can goe Slowly, slowly , - . AS they hen* tfta fciiln loaves Ircmbld at tie « • certain? of IBAt bsttid, tTho'ifo is fietth&r sofind hoV fdotfatl< neftltiif tni«le blast hor dtum call, A silent host clioy pass frdm si.jnl Into a silent lan.l " Jfiiy, 1 hoar tho buslo C'alUn,', enl •' O tha footsteps of my soldier, i can count v , Ihbffl tw th'iy fillips IHirtO mlfie to the echo, over.hiii and over . v.illey, '. ', • Inm mirchln;. triEirenln? ovef ( ;to that tin-. " » oeti buslo nail 1 ' ' • — Sappenchanco. i;oBKttf CHAPTER I. Gathering- Storm. On a sunny Sabbath Afternoon, in tho month of October, 1870,-tho Chevalier do Guvrollos and his only daugh- iev Blanche, a beautiful young 'girl between seventeen^nd eighteen years •of ago, attended service in the chapel ot Our Lady, in tho little village of Klrotat, situated some ton or twelve English milos from tho seaport town ••of Havre, in Normandy. , There was a scanty congregation, consisting tor the most part'of peasant women, who, during tho religious opj'omonios, whispered much among themselves, and otherwise paid un~usually little attention to the ministrations of Father Andre, the cure. The service over, all eoemod 'greatly relieved, and pressed rapidly out into the open air. to find the church-yard thronged with eagei 1 ' groups^ of '-vilf lagers, who were excitedly discussing news just communicated by telegraph from tho seat of war; • ' Tho chevalier and his daughter werb almost the' last' to leave. As the.y lingered in the porch they were joined by Father Andro, who saluted them with friendly respect. '' Seen thus face to face, the chevalier and the little priest offered a striking •contrast; for the former was a tall, ' powerfully built man of forty-five, ^vith erect military carriage,, and a face still preserving much of the ' freshness of youth; while the latter, flhort, plump, and rotund, was well dn in tho sixties, with a head that drooped between his shoulders, and hair frosted over with silver rime. "Bad news, chevalier.!" cried .Father Andro, nodding- nervously at the- groups in tho church-yard. "You b.ave heard of course?" • "Yos, father," was the reply; "the Germans are rapidly advancing, and ,wo are soon to ta&to the horrors of defeat in grim earnest." i As ho Sfokc, he glanced somewhat wistfully at tho fair faca of the girl, looking eagerly and wonderingly into las—a spiritualize,! and softened ro- iflection of his own face, without the linos left by time or sorrow. "Grim earnest, aa you say!" cried /tho little priest, with a pugnacious jtoss of the head. "But let them look ito it—tlet them take caro; they may go a step too far, these Germans. Our "bayonets will dig- thoir graves, though they wore twenty times as many!" . The chevalier 7 " sighed as he responded : i "After all they aro but paying an old debt. We overran their country as they are overrunning ours." "But it is different—it is widely different. The gratyt Napoleon—" "Sowed desolation and misery far and wide," interrupted the chevalier.' "He was a great soldier, granted, but a little man, father. We aro reaping now what-he-so wed before we were born!" Father Andre, perspiring violently, • tittered an angry exclamation; then, conquering his excitement, he forced . & smile and added: "Ah! but 1 know—every one knows i—you are a man of peaqe! From thq first you have said we were in the wrong. Well, it may bo possible; but o'ur folly, if it were folly; was expiated "by the foolish emperor at Sedan. Now it is another affair,' The coun-' try is in danger, chevalier, • All 'true wen are flookj n & to 'the , standard of oup beloved France. I swear to you 4hat'if "i were a few years younger, ^and did not wear this black poat, I '* i would be fighting at the front myself." • Once more the 'chevalier' glanced - tenderly .at his daughter, and 'his i Jepu'ntenance grew troubled with some -, inner pain, "• ( "WiU you dine Avith us to-night, Father Andre?" he asked. "I have i, .something very particular. to say to \ "Many thanks, cheyWier; J will •come, I must crave mademoiselle's nard.o# a thousand times, ,if I have fpiglytened her with my warlike t^k." < *<J am not frightened," answered SJ}a,ncke, with a gentle smile;' »'6nly I -thinking how terrible is war! , oannpt men love one another e»ajn" at peace?". Tiy« indeed?" echoed, the oheval- almost to himself,, mademoiselle |s $ child j she not understand,'! exclaimed An4re, eagerly, "Sometimes these ( groat palamittes '. upon,' our pe«p\e fo/ | those twenty yejftr-s -Yes, pheva.Uer| for I graiit >'"JKRU,"$fe .empire was, pQrrupt! k JJuttq If AwWtluw th.0 l em,pero:r, Vf»9 oae thing i P'^'to, fijre,aiea &<? liter-ties. $' France js Ilttfe ftfiest fate att>ttg)*y It was' cleat 1 that he had no patieftCe- ..with the point of vleW whidh ^SgaPded! the . eftemy as unfdrtufiate fellow creatures. He would have spoken volubly' again, but the chevalier* holding his daughter on his ai?m» intfved. ijuicfcly down the churchyard. Quitting the churchyard* the' cheval- iei? and his daughter took a path which led by a circuitous route up to the summit of the sea-cliffs. On the very summit of the^cliff ( to the right of Etretat, looking seaward, stahds ,the tiny chapel of Notre Dame de la Garde (Our Lady of Safety), the door of Which is open day-and night, a'hd the altar of whidh is huhg with all sorts of rude votive offerings, made by the fishermen and those who live there. Hither father and "daughter bent their footsteps, and presently entering the little chapel, stood for a few minutes in meditation. Over the altar hung a rude picture, representing shipwrecked sailors on a raft, while above them through an open cloud, appeared a miraculous vision of Our Lady- herself. Only one other person was in the building; a very oM woman, kneeling , before the picture, praying volubly and telling- her beads. Presently she rose to her feet arid hobbled to tho door, still muttering to herself. She paused on the cliff and looked down at the calm soa, moving her head painfully from side to side. The chevalier -and his daughter approached her. "Good-day, mother," said the former.. "Were you offering up a prayer for-some oho out yonder on the sea?" . The Old woman looked at him from head to foot,, then at the fair girl by his side. ('My son is not a fisherman," she answered.; "ho is a soldier." '•''Well, it is tho same thing. There are perils on tho • land as well as on the^ocean,']and just now worse perils. yWie're is your son at present?" ,. "At, the front,? 1 ' was the reply. ,','The good God only knows if he lives still." -Sheadded savagely, "The accursed German's! I have heard that out' there .in Lorraine, .where the Prussians came, our- folks 1 'poisoned the spring ^ells. It was well done—<-well done!" 1 'Nay, mother; it was wickedly do'ne, if done at'-'all!" cried -Blanche, indignantly. "But I'll never believe it of our bravo countrymen!" The old woman looked at'hor balo- full'y. .."It is all very .well," she returned, "for fine folk like you to talk like that! You aristocrats look on while wo'-poor folk are driven out to die. My sou was a. peasant; I could not buy him a substitute; he had to go." "Let it coinfort you," said the girl, "that he is 1 fig-hting- in'-'a noble causa." "A noble cause! What earo-Ifor the cause. I want my son. Had he baen a fina gentleman like him beside you, he.would have stayed safe at hpme; bxvt he was poor, as I have said, and they took him from me—my Jean, my only, son! Ah, it is • an infamy! There is one God for the poor and another for the rich;-and it is the pOor who must suffer for all ,th.o evil our rulers do!" , , So saying, and onco more subs iding into -broken mutterings, the crone moved feebly away. Father and daughter turned sadly and walked slowly along the summit of the cliffs. "Blanche, my child, you heard what the old woman said? She was right. In these sad times of war the evil-falls only upon the poor,- while the rich are spared. ,God knows that it is not just!" She gazed at liim earnestly, as not quite gathering his meaning, before she replied, • ."But it is not'only the poor who are fighting "now for the Fatherland. -'The journals are full of tne names of those who are flocking to take service against the enemy, and the flower of our old nobility is among them, Many have gone even' as common soldiers. Ah! But they are brave." After following for about a mile the footpath along the cliffs they turned inland, and crossing the plateau of grass and thyme, came upon open j fer fields', where all the summer • the yellow colza had been 'growing. Presently they approached the shadow of fli 1 woods. A modest gate opened to a, narrow avenue winding through the trees; and following this avenue for some distance, they came in sight of tho old chateau, which for many a generation had been the dwelling of the old family, - It was an old-fashioned house, with a grand old porch and terrace- facing the south, and surrounded on every side by woodland and belts of pasture•The garden,in front, of it was arranged in terraces and shady walks, and behind it were se'ver&l orchards connected with tha home fftrm. Seen, in the subdued light of the autumnal day, the place looked somewhat forlorn and a little neglected; for the Chev^- lier de Gavrolles.though of<old descent,' was not a rich man, and found it nec- 'PoOfr Blanche P', he mattered; ^she- is ed happ^ now!" He sat down oil the tetrade* fcfed lighted a cigar. His thoughts we're" traveling back to the day wheii his' freloVed wife had died, leavifig him" a lonely widower", with that one child. Since then Blanche had beefc. the joy and comfort of his life, and they had dwelt together in solitude, sSein^ little or no 60ciety ( and seldom o.tlit" ting their country, home. A student —almost a bookwbftn—he had belied all the traditions bf his hOUse by de* clinin? at the vety outset a military careei'i for which he had neither taste nor inclination. He had held a commission during his youth, and seen some active service abroad; 'but when,the empire came, he had left the army, married, and lodsthe life of a qUiet country' gentleman. Thus it came to pass that ho found himself, at middle age, quite without busy occupation or worldly ambition. Father Andre came according to appointment, and the three dined together in the large salle a manger of the chateau waited ,on by old Hubert, the butler, Who was clad in tho faded livery of the family. More than onco during tho repast the talk turned upon the central topic of public interest; and the little priest, .warmed with wine, had occasion to reiterate his : belligerent sentiments, to the huge delight and approval of old Hubert, who* almost dropped the dishes in the excitement of his eager sympathy. At last 'Blanche left the table, Hubert retired, and the .two gentlemen were left alone over their coffee. For some minutes they"' talked on, general matters; then' after an uneasy glance at the closed door, tho chevalier said. I wished to speak to you, Father Andro, on a subject which concerns tho happiness of my dear.- daughter." "Ah!" The priest's eyes sparkled, -and 1 ho pursed r his lips knowingly. "Blancho, as youi Vknow, is now nearly eighteen. Should anything' happen to me she'would be'alone in tho' world.'" "Just so," nodded Father Andro.' or then, without doubt, you are thinking of selecting- her a suitable husband of 'her own rank? Possibly you have already made'.jyour selection!" The chevalier drew back his chair with a-look of astonishment, not un- niingled with irritation. "Absurd 1" he cried. "Blanche is a inera child, far too young .even to think of such things yet."; 'A thousand pardons; but I thought—" "You are wrong—altogether wrong. Tho fact, is, Father Andre, that I cannot quite acquit myself of selfishness and want of patriotism at a moment so threatening to the liberties of my dear country. I have hesitated for a long time, but now my 'mind is made up. I have not drawn, a sword for over, twenty years; but last night I wrote to the administration, offering my services as an old officer and a volunteer." "But Mademoiselle Blanche? Does she know? Have you told he'r?" "Up to the present moment I have not, had the courage.' You know the deep affection which binds us toga ther.. Since my dying' wife placed the child in my afms, we have dwelt almost alone here at the chateau. I draad niy poor child's grief ,when I tell her that we must be separated, even if it is only for a short time." The priest was almost at a loss for something to say. His own sympathies were so entirely military that he was unable to find any fault with the chevalier's patriotic decision; but he saw that his patron was seriously uneasy, and attributed: the uneasiness to a very natural hesitation, [TO BE the, Sydtfittf by VfMcK tiro fcecat-dfici— i>eg« aftd the — Sclohbe ' of fittcfa at a TUe »ia" unit ",ap" n. .The small letters a and ap ag they appear - between the Christian and surnames, as in Thomas a Kempis and William ap Hugh, are' abbreviations of Latin prepositions meaning "of," "at" or "from." They generally ra- to the town or place where one >yas born, or to the family estate. Lithe of the first mentioned person above, the fam.ous author of "imitation of Christ," the a denotes i'from." His, real name was Thomas Hammer- kin, but he was born in the town of Kempen, near ColognS, and 6n that account was known during his school days, and always after, as Thomas a Kempis, which was equivalent to "Thomas from ICempen.". In modern times these prepositions have been' alpiost entirely eliminated from our nomenclature, and are now only found in the contracted forms'as in "Pugh," a surname which'was formerly "ap Hugh." . O MANY t»EK- J 'sons oho of Ihte toost Stiterestiiig places' in Neifr York ,'city- .is the lower bridge spanning the aet- • ( works of tracks 'running 1 , oiit of the Grand Central station, savs the Sun, ' To stand here attd watch Hie" IVttge locomotives dashing- in and out has tot them a fastJinatioU that is strong and' permanent: To them the' locomotive is the very incarnation of strength and power, of resistless and remorseless ciicrgy. Beyond the Esthetic view Of the machine the minds of few observers carry them. They may see a locomotive with its train disappear in ' the distance and wonder where it is going, and when it is coining back,' but they dp not wonder ; how the" managers keep track of tho hundreds of locomotives always oh the move, iin division and out of d' sion, so that they shall not get mixed up or'go astray. Thq man who keeps track of the locomotives on the Now York Central is the superintendent "of motive power and machinery. lie keeps a record not only of the movement of each locomotive, but also of its dimensions, equipments, class, and state of efficiency. The silnplost way t6 look after a locomotive Avould be- to see that it receives proper care from its engineer and,'fireman, and that it is.rb- paired when they report the necessity. But this would not bring the locomotive to tile standard of efficiency demanded to^ay. On tho walls of the office of tho superintendent of motive power and machinery there are a series of large, dark wood : tablets,each about five^fe'et square, in which •• large metal pegs with heads .bearing letters and numbers and patches of 1 colors are stuck. Tho explanation of -the boards and pegs brings one to tho starting point in the life of a locomotive. Each board covers a division of 'the road, and gives not only the location and work of the locomotives represented by the metal pegs, but also a general- idea of the characteristics and condition of each locomotive. When a locomotive first comes out of the shop it gets a number and is as- Bigned'"to a division of 'the road. This number is stamped on the head- of a metal peg, which is placed in-'oue of the holes'of the proper division board. As it sometimes happens that an excess of work in. one division ' necessitates the temporary transfer to it of locomotives belonging to another division an awkward mixing up of the en gines of the two divisions would sooner or later be the result if it was not prevented by the simple device of giving to each division.a distinguishing color lor its locomotive pegs. This is done by painting a segment of the head of the peg with the color-of- its division. On the New York Central the pegs.for tho' 'Hudson River division are painted red; West Albany, white; Syracuse, blue; Buffalo, yellow; and Harlem, black. When a transfer of a locomotive from one division to another is ordered its peg is transferred to the board of that division, and it is returned to its proper board when the •locomotive is ordered 'back to its original division, If a yellow peg is in tho Syracuse board, it is seen in&'tantly that a Buffalo locomotive is working in the Syracuse division. As the movements and condition of locomotives aro telegraphed to New Yoak every day, tho pegs representing 1 them are moved to consistent positions on the boards, A series of smaller supple^ montary boards are kept, which show «! &fo¥mfttieM, 'Ifli to tlffi I'ight 6f:. thS' letter^ ' H ,de1!&te9 that the Sfigitts'Ms stela» tjfakes 6ft its dfiviiig wheelsr if.pla'cefd 'to the •left, thftt ithastobfnk6Safnx«aiBthe- ' ofdinfiiy ttay, and frtaceV T^&< fetar"s defibtd that the ItsJoffietive has>the tw'd sets of bl?akes. -' ".'' , While the board's thtis giVB tMe superintendent a satisfactory ^ktiqwi" edge of the" condition and capacity^ of the locoaiotivds they ai-e '1biit,a sinftll ijart of a system of traeihg: and ex* amibfttiott whereby the smallest chaf" actel-istlcs and greatest capabilities df each locomotive become thoroughly antt systematically recorded. This ad» tlitkmai' information consists of loco* motive reports sent in by'engineers and others. These enable the superintendent to determine tho expense of - eacli locomotive for- oil ( waste, tallow, wages and repairs in material and labor; tho number of miles run to one pint of oil or one pound of. tallow or ton of coal; the average co'st per mile run of fuel, oil, waste, tallow, wages, repairs, material and labor*, and finally the total cost 'per mile. With all this information tabulated and in shape for ready reference in connection with the almost speaking information of the boards, the superintendent can not only pick out the locomotives most fit for service of a special character in an emercncy, but further can so allot the work of each locomotive according- to |at ofl6 . which at tftne'tfdrcive* net 1 heU (ttett, ONE OF THE J'KGS, its capabilities as to save the railroad company thousands-of dollars' annually in wear and tear. •' * i ' ' • Secret of Ventriloquism. The ventriloquist's art has furnished amusement for curious and credulous people ever since the Witch 'of Endor invoiced tho spirit of "Samuel before King Saul. There are few persons who have not listened to this peculiar use «.f the human voice, and t'ho majority' of these have tatcen in good faith the statement that the ventriloquist, has the power to throW his voice to some designated point from which the sound appeared to proceed. Of late, there has been some attention given to this subject, and a number of conclusions have been reached,' In tho first place, the audience has been taught to believe in ventriloquism, and is on the alert for something out of the common, and the air of mystery assumed by the pcr- forjner keeps up this idea. Ills expression and the direction of his steady and interested gaze directed to the point whence the voice is expected to proceed, aro likely to divert the thoughts of the lookers-on from anything like investigation or skepticism. The fact is that wo are 'accustomed to hearing a much louder ahd inorc forceful voice than that used to produce this illusion. The quality.vof tone employed in these exhibitions is very much thinner and weaker tllan that \ used for ordinary speech, and. by this means the ear is deprived of its to judge of the voice as it is heard under such circumstances. The Very smallest amount of air possible to produce sounds is thrown put, consequently the vibration of the vocal chords is not what we are prepared to ' expect. The con- clusionMs therefore arrived at that.the ear is deceived by ventriloquism in the same way as -the eye is deceived by what are known , as, sleight-of-hand performances. ito ft ;is quite "My herv6ui s^s Some.flfte<5fiyla Ithrottgh too- to Itnatters and then fliowihg .books to get *he bbttfei? of- fdy-dl&tiretioii iwhero toy, health was cohcevnefli Whtf, :\vhedovel' my affairs at Home did not go nlong jUst olsl Bxjiected, 1 wo&ld .iuvariablir -.become pixfetvatcd f rota the excitement atid pi would coupider myself fortntiate Indeed if ithe effects'df the attack Would libt fettalh fora week.,'. 1 was- obliged to glveut»ou* iplettsant-tiome nbt far from the L.ake bhore drive) because I could hot stand tho. aolse in tbat locality. 1 could find no place in the city whi(jhl deemed, suitable to one whose uervous system was alwuyabn the poiiit of explosion; ;To add to toy misfortunes tny .coinplexlbn underwent a change and I looked so yellow and sallow tbat I was ashamed 'to venture from the- house at all. ' I " 'Madam, 1 said .my doctor to mo soon after an unusually severe, attack of the •malady, 'unless, you. leave the city and seek some place of quiet, you. will nevef recover.' Bo I concluded I would visit my uncle, who Uvos in Dallas county, Iowa, and whose farm would surely be a good place for one In my pitiable condition. J picked up the Gate CJty one day and happened to come across an interesting recitai of the recovery of somo'woman hi New Yorkstatewho was afflicted! as I had been. This woman httd been cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills ( toil Palo People. I thought that 11 Pink Pills 'sured that womari, tiioy might do the same tor me. ' I began, to take the pills according to directions and I began to fool better from the slant. After I had takqa several boxes of themil was Iwdy to go back to Ghlciifco. My nervousness >vas gone and my colhplex- ion was as fresh as that of any 16-year-old jlrl in Jowa, and Pink Pius is what put the solo'r in my cheeks. .No wonder I am in «uch' high spirits and feel like a prize Rghter. Ana no wonder I like to come, to Keoijuk, for if it had not bcenfor Pink-HlUs boiight from a Keokuk firm I woulflnot be «livo now,." laughingly concluded* the 'ady. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, mil the sleinonts necessary to give new life and richness to the blood and restore shattered lerves. They aro. for sale by all druggists >r,may be had by mail from Dr. Williams 1 Medicine company, Schenectady, N. Y.,,ior bO cent's per box, or six boxes for S2.50. HUMAN FOOD FOR ALLIGATORS- essary fq« many reasons to 'eeonoi»J?e ' hisincoine. , One gardener, eional assistance froin Houzel the forester, had to keep the flower beds and parterres in' <jeo en t 'Pr4 6 . l "i Q^ 6 °^ man-serva.nt or butler, in addition to the serving maide, had to superinWpd matters witMu tho house. A certain picturosquoness wps added to the chateau by ft -'peacock' in full plumage, who 1 wag strutting on te.rra.oe and spreading 'His irfsod ' the Poupy.ppvr on The peculiar deposit pften noticed on the upper surfaces of leaves, especially upon those of the basswood and the -hickory, has been accounted •for '# two ways: By 'the excretion of a species of minute insect called aphides, and also as an ex.uda.tion of the' Jeaves themselves! It may be truthfully said that t|ie, pause, ^f tWs exudation, which is a, liquid^ of wondorful .sweetness, is still an unsolved betiuwal mystery, Gray sayg: "It seems to bf caused by spine,* tiding- peculiar iu the, atmosphere, apd. ocouys *m6st frequently on trees grow* '• • " " in teinnevate ' " ONE OJ? THE the particular work each locomotive is doing in small districts. Jn. addition to tracing the loeotnpt motives, the pegs are made to give in a concise form some information which is very valuable and is princi* pally made use of in operating the special locomotive service from headr quarters, A giftncp at a peg in the boftvd shqws nothing more than the Qo^oy and the figures'on its head) bxit if ft peg is t,aken out, it is seen that figures arralsQ stampedon its shank and. end. ,^he en<J figures give the ftia,m. ^to>» in inches of the^ driving' and the figures on PR the §hanl| tli-edj, pf t3^,e cylinder, Aluminium Shoe The adoption by tjie Prussian, government of boots with aluminium pegs or nails for the use of their infantry, suggests a number of new uses for this metal. An enterprising manufacturer of shoes is to have his goods sewed with aluminium threads or fine wire. It is extremely durable, much lighter than any other equally strong material and will neither corrode nor lose its strength from dampness. Another use for ahiininium is for the tops of umbrella ribs and tho wire and wheel by wliict they are held in place, It is well a understood fa,ct that many umbrellas are spoiled by the rusting and breaking of the wire that holds the ribs. The adoption of a nonrcor- rbsive metal will add greatly to the durability of those articles. Pyes IFPTO Vine T*w»vp»> Dyes from .autumn i Jeaves might seem a natural and mattei"of-eouse produ<?ti° n > but iintU. recently no such thing has been thought of, yome tier* man chemists . have, • however, succeeded IR extracting a substance from ripened vine leaves, thftt with appro* priate mordants, will color beautiful shades of brown and yellow, They Seize Victims In the Bathing Ghats . of ]mlluii Rivera* M >j ' Almost every Indian river is deemed '' •'•acred, and some spiritual benefit is • •• supposed to be derived from bathing ', in it. In any large town or village * " there is usually a bathing ghat with convenient flights of steps leading ^ down to the water. Here the people,,,' assemble in great numbers. The wo-' /< men of the higher classes creep down ' before daylight and hope to get back \ to their houses before they can be seen. The young women, with their •» graceful, figures and their wet gar- ,„ ments clinging closely to their bodies, • would perhaps not mind a little delay, but they are hurried home by their elderly chaperons, Sometimes one of these poor creatures is carried off by the alligator, who is ready to take an early worm, which tends to show that the worm .was wrong in getting up so eai-ly. In the course of the morning the number of bathers increases, aud\ they stapd about enjoying their-ablutions and oblivious of .danger, .All of a sudden an alligator seizes one, pf them, and drags him downWjnost^beforo a .shriek of , J despair caikb'e uttered. The other- bathers flee',''but'there is no one .to' rescue the unfortunate victim^ of„ the day. Of course, some' attempts" are; made to kill an alligator' that 'haunts, '' a bathing, ghat, but'-'the fishermen have no guns, and the alligator easily '• breaks thoir nets. ' It may seem incredible, but at one>" of the bathing places of this city bf . Cuttack a large alligator was kille'd, and when it was out open the silver--;," and gold and brass ornaments that tha , women wear that were found itt ^ts;" belly were enough to' show ,tha.t ,tt'r must have- carried off and killed up-' wards of thirty grown-up women, ', I: 1 have not got a note 'of the. • of the alligator,, but the was kept by a gentleman I knew,, and I often saw it... , ANJMAU UFE? The ostrich farming b«si» California is neither a rosy nor a dreary faille. ' There are 3,OOQ lobster traps and about Monheg-au }§land, and they are all making" Mrs. W»s and butteA to death, years, olf v ' ,A her4 9! •( w|W cattle,"' s. Andrew Moore of Juttej'Pa v , ', l knocked dgwn by a visJpW rSWtJ^f ' ' lipader asks; . "L a oof^rsp fakiu? 2. that >v Ul remove •• a«a avw? a. the hair? Answers, What is good fo* , <„!. |voj»the|ft«e gpo4 4s river in Ovegon for, and it now numbers i.ft'the hood of 500 Battle, T.Wey aj-e .i deer and, tie

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