The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 13, 1895 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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cams hoine. eatfie h$fne, ®<6 bird In the tree-too* kno*. Aftdtff§6io<«6m*fr#eet fell flown at her fedt From hat ejtes 6f bluet And tie bif-dN 6M •'She nas come onoo moral" the roses kissed hor At tho door. AU30NA iom 2r?« Lintile onttio hem's, came e sun lioimfed bright that daj 444 t»e9 made sweeter the honeycomb,, -. , Afe4 the Hllei leaned in hct way. And the south wind snnsf: ".She hath bone once more!' 1 And the Sttdshlna kisjoJ hS* At tha door'l Tho dny whert Untile came home, ooine home, The hi h :md splendid sklo< Tbnt smliin r bent where he* footsteps went, Were nearly .is blue a? her eyes! And thb \>ir.\* sane sweet! ' She htU cotne once Morel" And tntf lid heart met he? At the door! —Atlanta Constitution. 'hat Winter Night. nv tt HKtir ('11APTEll VIII—CONTIKUED. "I do not trust him," was the gruff fuply. "ion aro a true Frenchman,' 1 'she said, laughing. "You hate tho poor {reni Icmaii. simply because ho is a stranger and a Uoi'man." "1'es, mademoiselle; I hate him and all his race. Why does he linger hero' Ins wound is healed, he is strong and well, yet he stays on." "Only now you reminded me that he was a prisoner." "Ho (inis his prison, j-il.ias.ant, jnadelnoistiilj," returned the keeper,' .signiiicantly. "I do not think ho would car > to leave it, evon if his «'ouutryi:ion came to take him away." Something in tho tone more than in the words, made Blanche llusu angrily. -Slid was about to reply when whe saw the subject of their conversation approaching from the house. He saluted her respectfully, and then .glanced curiously at Hou:-ol. "Our friend is still on guard," he .said. "Must I ask his permi-jsion to wander a few stops furtaer from my t!a'ge,"' . - The.eyes of the two men met for a moment, then, while Hou'el turned his head away and looked sullenly at vacancy, the German again addressed Blanche. "You are my keeper, fraulein," he said, smiling. "May I ask you how /ar my liberty extends?" ''You have given your word of honor, monsieur," she answered, "and .surely that is enough. I havo told Houzel that you will not try to escape." "On my honor, no," said tho Gorman, lightly. "I am well contented to remain in so fair a prison." He walked slowly toward tho ave- nuo. Houzel seized his gun and made si movement as if to follow him and turn him back, but at a look 1 fr^m his mistress he refrained. Then ufter a moment's hesitation, Blanche followed the German, who turned quickly on hearing hor footstep behind hivn. "Do not go far, monsieur," she said, "The woods are dangerous, and perhaps—" ;'Perhaps I have reason to dread a stray shot from some ovsrzealous Frenchman? Well, I will take care. But it is very good of you to take such interest in one who is, by t'ae fate of war, your enemy; and I tL.ank you with all my heart." He paused, looking into her face with ill-concealed admiration j. Never had the lady of Grandpie looked brighter and prettier. A soft rosy flush lay upon hor cheek, arid hor eyes were full of gentle light. "May I ask, monsieur—'•* "Ask anything, fraulein," he broke in, gallantly, as she hesitated, "and be sure that I will answer .you." "It is your name that I would ask, monsieur." "Heinrich von Hartmiuv.i. lama captain in tho Uhlan ca't airy. I see yOu have heard of us Uhlans—wo have a bad name hero in Franco; and some of us, I grant y.iu aro ugly follows. For example, },.o who shot .your poor hound." They walked slowly on, side by side. Glancing back ovar his shoulder, Hartman saw tho 'keeper slowly following, gun in hand, "Tho watch-dog follows," he said, laughing. "I have boon writing a letter this morning," he said, after some nio ments. "It is possible that I am returned among our list Of dead, and if . so, there ••yyiil bo wet eyes in a little German town where I vas born, Do you think,' fraulein, tUat my letter ijould be sent across tho lines?" "I canuot ,tell," answeredr.'BJtaiache; f«I will spsak to Dr. Huet." , «*It is not for myself I caro, fraulein," he continued, smiling gently upon her; "and, indeed, I have Been very fortunate. But my mothei 4nd sister, poor soiils, should not - suffer unnecessarily. I should like to set their hearts at rest." •»l?erhaps, said Blanche, timidly "the war will soon be over, and then—" • 'The war is only beg inning-, fraulein <)UF armies will not halt until Paris is taken. They aro close upon the city oven now. You see it was a, foregone conclusion from the first. Your emperor was blind, or ho might have the girl. and niino "It is dreadful!" cried should your people each other so much?" "They are like children," returned. Hajtmann, and do as they are taught Jf men wotild only think for themselves there would be no more war Bad rulers and bad. teachers, poison the sir we breathe. And after all, whftt is war? A game in which no one « galas, but all suffer alike— the poor «,b.ove ali. It is u horrible business '#$ the best." * Jf9W 8tra,nge ;t seemed, to Blanche 8ftms way, & ftipftoat the her,§j> h,a4 spoken to. In of ho ler agalfi and again. At loufcel strode up tmcereinOniously. ,nd addressed the Gerrnftn offldfer. _ You are wanted at he Martmann turned, looking back, ront ot Grandpre stood a file oldiers and an officer. While lesitated Houzcl cried, savagely. back! Are you listening? AtohceP' ' ' - Ha'rlmanh's' palo face flushed angrily. "You are not polite, my Mend. 1 ' lie aid. -However* since they want me, I Wilkreturii." ' Saluting Blanche respectfully. Hartmann move'd as rapidly as his strength would permit him, back to tho hatB&u. Blanche followed, trembling iolently. When they drew near, the soldier^ stepped forward and surrounded tho German, while a grizzled French o "eer. full of excitement and mportaiico, stood and gave the word of commani "Forward with your prisoner!" Behind the p'llcor stood a'lieutenant, and close by* Huct thci doctor. Hartmann saluted in military fashion, and. stood waiting to bo questioned. "Your name?" "Heinrich von Hartmann. cnplain of the 19th Uhlans." •You wero wounded and taken jrisonor savoral da T S ago, while re- connoitoring near this place P" Hartmann bowed.' "Hump Have you anything more ,o say for yourself'"' "Nothing, sa-o that I arn now a jrisonor'on paro'o." • . Tho o .leer looked at him from head ;o foot. "How aro wa to know that you are not one of t;ie en3my's spies? On your honor, have you hold any communication siuco yo -i 1 capture "' 'None.,.. 1 have only just risen from nybed, and, as you ,seo, I am still an .nvalid." " s ery well," said the officer with a scowl;, you will havo to accompany us to Fecamp." 'On foot, monsieur P" •On foot! The clovil! you look strong enough. Yes, on foot. Do you want a carriage and pair?" Here Blanche interfered, and pleaded so well with the officer, who inow and treated her with great ro- _-poct, that he consented to lot the Uerman remain at Grand pro for another twenty-four hours; after which, ;f he was still too waak to march to Fecamp, he .should bo taken thither in some kind of a conveyance. Perhaps ;he officer would not havo consented quite so readily had Dr. Huet not been present; but a few words from the loctor convinced him that to ramove Hartmann summarily would be an act of great brutality. The soldiers departed, acconipaniol 3y Dr. Huet, and once rnoro Hartmann and Blanche wore left together. 'I have onco more to tnank you," sai'l the German. "Really, you seem to be my good angel." Please do not speak of it, replied Blanche, drooping her eyes before the ardent look of gratitude which he sent upon her face. "You are welcome here until you aro strong enough to go away." Before sho knew what ho was doing, 10 stooped and kissed her hand—so respectfully, and yet so ardently, that she blushed rad as crimson. Then, as she turned h«r face away, sho became conscious of xhe presence of Houzel the keeper. His eyes wero averted, but his face was Hushed and burning, and the great black veins stool out Upon his temples, while his hands spasmodically gripped his gun. CHAPTER IX. Hartmann Encouraged. Tho fact that so long a time had passed since Blanche had received news from her father was beginning to cause her very great anxiety. True, he had warned her that this might occur; and ho had begged of hor to be troubled by no useless fears if ut any time all communication between them should cease. Nevertheless, try as sho would, sho could not keep ott! tho horrible fears which oppressed her, and which deepened day by day. At the chateau thero was nothing now to interest hor; for even hor patient had passed out of her hands. Blessed with a good constitution, he had rapidly regained strength; and according to the gossip of tho servants, it was more tho bright eyes of Blanche de Gavrollos than his maimed arm .which kept him at. the chateau, for they, quicker to jjercoivo than their young mistress, hint looked into the solkier's eyes and read his secret admiration, For some time he, too. was blind to tho truth: he only knew that the days of his convalescence at tho chateau of Granlpre were tho haypiest days of his life. But at last, as he stood at his window watching the slim figure of the young girl as she moved up and down the terrace, the truth came to him with startling vividness. It was a terrible discovery, and in those first few moments brought him almost as much pain as pleasure. Nevertholoss, the truth must bo acknowledged; and in acknowledging it, ho knew that Blanche do Gavrolles was likely to become nioro to him than his country or his life. What was to bo done!' Should he repay good with oyil—acknowledge her sweet charity and gentle goodness by remaining, trying to make her love him, and so bring upon her all the horror and misery M'hioh such a love must cause? whereas, if ho loft her now, he could do so, ho believed, without causing her one singlu pang. And yet, how could he go? Ho w_as a prisoner. True, ho was not strictly guarded, but he had given his word, Must he break his parole, quietly effect his escape, and leave beluncT. him a tainted ntimo for Pluuohe to think o|P No! }\o could uqt <JQ JJo qwecl fc°V jaijQb, b,Ut fee the courage to make so ereAt B sacrifice. Hurriedly descending, he mad§ his way to tne terrace; but it was empty. Me inquired for Blanche and found that she had left tho chateau, and had taken the path which led to the top of the cliffs. Quickly following the path ho glanced on overy hand for Blanche; but she was nowhere to be seen. After searching around the woods in every direction, ho was about to return, Ihilikihg she might even then bo in one of tho rooms at tho chateau, when suddenly he glanced toward the open door' of the little chapel of Our Lady, and saw Blanche quietly issuing- from tho poralu As she had not noticed him, he drew back; for she was closely followed by, and seemed in deep conversation with, an elderly woman. Thov passed close by Hartmann t bill although ho could not bo seen by them, ho heard every word of their conversation. The hag—no other, indeed) than she who was praying before tho altar, when, only a fow weeks before, Blanche entered the chapel by her father's side—was talking-., rapidly, hissing her words into tho young girl's car. "You do well to pray for yoilr father," sho said; "you. who oven now are tending' one of his enemiest What would he say if ho knew that while ho was lighting- down the accursed Germans like wheat, his daughter was gently tending ono, that ho might go forth ag-ain and join 01 foos°" "Yon do not understand," returned Blanche. "I have only done what my father would havo wished mo to do." "It tho chov»lior had met him on the field of buttle, ho would havo cut .him down, as they havo cut down my sons. Yes, and if it had pleased the good God to jilace him in my hands, I would havo stabbed him to the heart as you should havo done, and as all good patriots would do! But, look •••on, ho is feted at the chateau, even though tho chevalier perhaps lies slain by one of his accursed race!" Uttering a cry, Blanche covered her cars with her hands, as if to shut out the sound of tho old woman's voice; but the hag, nothing daunted, and perhaps oven pleased at tho effect of her words, would have continued, but at that moment the Uhlan came forward. Fixing his oyes fiercely upon the* old woman, ho bade hor depart, then he turned courteously to Blanche: "Fraulein," ho said, may I havo tho honor of conducting, you back to tho chateau? or, if you wish to linger abroad, may I linger with you? It is not safe for you to wander abroad alone; and though lam your country's onemv, I may be able to protect you." "Sho has cause for bitterness," said Blanche, gently; "she has lost two sons!" "And you, frauloin," returned tho soldier, tenderly, "might have lost a father " Tho girl turned an agonized face to his. "Has my father then fallen, monsieur?" she said, in a voice of such suppressed agony that it ront tho soldier's -heart. "I trust not, frauloin; but ho is at tho seat of war." "For several nights now, I have dreamed that my father was with ino .—not here at the chateau, but on some lonely plain—and each time'that we have been together ho lias placed his hand on my head and murmured, 'God 'bless you, my poor Blanche!' And it scorned to mo that ho know of some groat trouble that was coming to me, and that he was sorry. What can it inoan, monsieur? Surely those dreams do not foretell evil? If evil should come to my father it would kill me!" And, losing for a moment her habitual soil'-possession, sho covered, her face with her hand and sobbed bitterly. Tho soldier waited until tho violence of hor grief had possod away; then he said: [TO BF. SfflffltOB ttP TO Dim LAtfe bfeVELOPMENTS GRESSIVE IN A 1 Combined CftifthltiR Sflli for Miners ef fcrcetons Mfetals—No* Idfcft tn frftt- lofr Cars—An InVetitlon tot horn*- Atmiscment. Tho Host Some months ago an ling-Hal i man- faoturer made a number of oxpcr.i- inonts to determine the best method of illuminating his cloth mills. Gas jots, incandescent lamps and arc lights wore, all tried and found wanting-, as they either failed to g-ivo light enough, .gave too much light or east heavy shadows. Finally a continental idea was adopted. The- walls of the room were painted white and undo? each of a number of arc lights was suspended a re'Hootpr, which threw a. 11 the lig-ht up to the white .('oiling, from which it was reflected t'j the room below. This system was successful, from the outset and has attracted considerable attention among English weaver 'i JIB Clnin tlous .Move Foi^yard. The clam is commonly taken 1'or an example of all that is unprogressivo, but he is by no moans a stationary creature., Every man bred at tho seaside knows how a clam left upon the sand will utterly disappear by sinking himself bolow the. surface ; but the clam also has a forward movement and will travel thirty feet in tho course of a week. Tho large muscle of the clam, which helps to make hin Indigestible, is his single log-, and bj the aid of this ho makes Jus progress NOVEIi PASTIME Is described as an Improved game of skill which may be played and enjoyed alike by the aid of by yotihg or . old a board, a magnet and a roller pi! sutt- a b 1 e dimensions. v J?he board, which may be of any ault- able size and shape, has indicated Upon its surface by lines, Coloring of in any other manner, a straight or sinuous course or a combination of .the same, along each side of which a number of stops are arranged, the path being graduated from end to end to a suitable scale, us represented in the accompanying illustration. The width of the course is the same or slightly greater than the length of the roller working within the same, the game being played by each person placing the steel roller across one end of the course and rolling or drawing it along the course as far as possible by the attractive influence of the magnet so that it will escape the stops, which, when it is desired to make tho J.ame more difficult, may be nmgnc- ized. '(lounmtlc norths uiul Cushloim In furs. According to the improvpment form- ng the subject of the accompanying 11- ustration, tho cushions for the seats, as well as the bed or mattress, in a combined sleeping and parlor car, are connected with the compressed air pipes of the train and adapted to be inflated jy opening suitable valves in connecting pipes!, or to be collapsed and compactly stored, according to the daily or lightly requirements. A patent for this invention has been recently issued. The mattresses or bed cushions and also the hair cushions are simply air-tight bags of soft rubber or other suitable material, and from a main compressed ail pipe running centrally under the flooi three branch pipes lead to them in each car section, one of the branches supplying air to the two chairs and the other two branches .supplying air to the upper and lower berth mattresses respectively. In each branch a three- way cock for admitting or cutting off the air supply and opening a vent 01 discharge. The mattress or berth cushion is creased to fold like an accordeon and is attached at the head and foot to a flexible strap winding upon the barrel of a spring, whereby It is drawn in collapsed condition into a covering or casing at the side of the car when not in use. To guide it to position and support it when extended, it ha? hooks which catch over transverse steel frame supports, connected a' right angles to vertical standards adapted to fold flat against the side o: the car, The entrance of the air cause! the inflation and extension of the mat tress, which at its outer edge is con nected to a panel rail moving in and out with it and on turning the valve tt discharge the air, the mattress is drawn back in folded position- by the tension of the spring. Each section has a base compartment under each seat for blan kets, bed linen, etc., and the chat swivels on the base about the com pressed air inlet pipe, the chair back frame-folding'forward when the cush ions are collapsed; The cushions ar distended or collapsed by the adjust ment of the valves in the same man ner as the mattresses are. The see tions are separated by curtains ar ranged on vertical spring rollers, an the curtains that close in the section from the aisle hang from a rod held by arms to rock in such a way that th curtains may be swung back against the colling, as shown at the right in the I'rocuutiou. After a row with his wife, who leutly expressed a wish thai ho dead, mi Irishman said; "Oh, it's widow you're) wantin' to be, is it! 1 JJodad, I'll take goqd earo you're no widow as long as I livo."~-Londoi Tit-Bits, vo was i Hunting. A now departure iu 00011 huutin, has been Iriocl by some citizens of AUoghauy, JPa, WUejj tho, coop been, treed ]jQ,m,an, candles vrero Mfttatof. A description Is given oi the methtfd of manufacturing Matches, which has at l&ast the merit of slin- rtfcity In the Manipulation ot ihe w'owd took. -The timber IS cut Ihter blocks about fifteen Inched lo«g and placed H a turning lathfe; with each revolution i slice or veneer Is peeled oft the thickness required for the match Sticks, while at the same time eight small hives cut the slice into sevett pieces, ike ribbons, and of th<* length f eiiuired lor the sticks; these ribbons are then >roken into lengths of sis to seven feet, tnotty and defective pieces are removed, and the ribbons are then fed through a machine which cuts them nto pieces like a straw cutter, these .hen passing through art automatically arranged machine with cutters which slice off as many pieces, the thickness required for a match, as there are outers, one machine turning out from 6,000,000 to 10,000,000 match splints a day. The data giveh of this manufacture shdws that Sweden and Norway have' ong been among the largest match pro^ dueing countries in the world, their eX- ports amounting to about 20,000,000 pounds of matches per annum, while in Germany the number of factories is tated at 200 with ah annual yield of about 70,000,000,000 matches, and in Austria there are some 150 factories with a correspondingly large output. A A (,'oinlitcil Cruflhlnir mill. The mill shown in the illustration 18 designed to perform its work rapidly and effect the utmost possible saving of •old and silver. The bed plate is slightly thinner at its outer edge, so that the tapering crushing rollers flt and follow It nicely, and it has a central well In which the quicksilver may He, this well being supplied through a duct from an amalgam box on the outer side of the tyb. Extending up through the center of the tub is a shaft casing, preferably cast integral with the bed plate, tho driving shaft being stepped in a suitable bearing below, 'and on the shaft is a spider frame having at its top a collar which turns above the casing and is keyed on to the shaft. The lower ends of the arms of this spider frame Alt ffid Mommah l?«8« at it&ffti«fc ,t« tii« If y6tt want to buy a believe your own brothel. Take Bfr ttian's word for it. Your eye is $8tflf t market. Don 4 t buy ft horse irt harness. Unhitch him and take eveff*' thing dff but his haltef, aftd lead falHt" around* if'he has a corn or is stiff* or has any failing, you c"ait See «*" Let him go hiihself away» and if M walks right into anything yott kiaeW he is blind. So matter he w cieaf aftfl' bright his eyes are", he can't &oe afly •" more than a bat. Back hitti« tob. Some horses shew their tfeakttess or tricks in that way whfcn they dott'fc in any 'other. But, bts as sthart as you can, you'll get caught sottietlines, says an old horseman, in the Scientific American. ISVeh the expert gets stuck. A horsie may look ever 1 s6 nice and go a great pace, and yet havs Jits. There isn't a matt who could tell it until something happens. Of he may have a weate back. Give him the whip and ot! he goes for a mile or two, then all of a sudden ho stops on the road. After a rest he starts again, but he soon stops for good, and nothing but a derrick can start him. The weak points about n horu-a can better be discovered while standing than while moving. If he is souncl.he Will stand firmly and square- 1 on his limbs without moving thorn, with legs plump and natUially poised; or if tho foot is ta\cn from tho ground, and the wo ght takun fro n it, disease may bo suspected, or, at least, tenderness, which is .the precursor of disease. If a horse stands with his feet spread apart or straddles with , his hind lo:;-s. there is a weakness in ; his lo ns and the kidneys are dis- , ordered. Heavy pull n^ ban Is the mi I tcy cast eyes in moon bllndnosj or A bad tempered one 'ihrown back; a stum- knees. Bluish, horses ind.cuto something else, keeps his oars THE merge in a collar on which arc lugs between which are pivoted the shafts of the crushing rollers, which are thus allowed to swing vertically, that they may ride over any large or particularly hard rock without doing damage. In the tub, just above the rollers, Is a cross frame of parallel cross plates connected by diagonal plates, to check the rotary current of water, so that the quicksilver in the central basin will not be disturbed. The tailings flow out with the water from a spout at the top of the tub, the free metal amalgamating with the quicksilver, while the concentrates settle on .the bed plate. At ono side, near the bottom, is a valve- controlled pipe through which the concentrates may be drawn out. bling horsa has blemished knees. \V hen tha skin is rough and harsh and does nob move easily to the touch, the horse is a heavy eater and digestion bad. Never buy a horse whose breathing oivand are at all im airad. f.laco your ear at tae heart, anl if a wheo ing sound is heard it is an indication of trouble. LONGFELLOW WAS AMUSED. RT/EKl'IMfi ANT) PAIil.OI! (JAK. illustration. This improvement is designed to not only save'time and trouble in adapting any portion of the car to either use, as required, but is also calculated to render the car much more sanitary and comfortable. A Clii'inicnil Discovery. A French chemist claims to havo proved that, on burning in air equal volumes of coal gas and of hydrogen, the same weights of nitrogen are converted into ammonia, and that, on burning equal volumes of coal gas and of hydrogen, the nitrogen transformed into nitrous apid will also have approximately the same weight; but on burning carbon monoxide, nearly two and one-hall' times more nitrogen is found in the state of nitrous acid than in the former case. In the burning ol' one kilo gram of each of these gases, it is stated that the most nitrogen in the state of ammonia, and in the state of nitrous and nitric acids, is found in the product of the combustion of hydrogen, only one-fourth of the quantity being found in the case of coal gas and about one? twentieth in burning carbon monoxide. On burning wood charcoal In air, whether merely dried or heated to redness, the quantity of nitrogen contained in the nitrous and nitric acid collected is said to be almost equal to that of the product, and there Js not much difference in tho result of burning an equal weight of coke. It is remarked that the formation of ammonlu during 1 the com" bustion of coke or charcoal is merely a result of the dc-oompoaiUon of Vhepe s,u> stances, and tlva\s the weight of the am formed varies according tcj the a? Without Moat. The announcement recently made of a German method of producing glass which will transmit light freely, but not heat, is founded upon the following statement of details, - presumably from the source of operations: A plate of this material, four-tenths of an inch thick, containing 2.8 per cent of iron in the form described as ferrous chloride, allowed only 4.06 per cent of radiant heat to pass through it, while another plate of equal thickness and containing quite as much iron as ferric chloride, permitted 11.2 to pass. The chemical distinction is exceedingly small but tho effect is very marked. Using oxide instead of chloride, and again having it In a ferrous condition, one per cent produced a glass having a very faint blue tinge but even more impervious to heat than the other sample. A layer .332 Inch in thickness allowed only 0,4 per cent of the heat from a bat's wing gas flame to pass through, 0,72 of that from an argand burner, and 0.73 of the heat from a lime light; but it would transmit twelve per cent of the heat from sunlight, ordinary window glass, on the other hand, letting some eighty-six per cent through. In New Zealand cats are used to de« stroy rabbits. The first author to attempt the expla- natlonof ocean currents was Kepler. The serpent moves by elevating tho scales of its abdomen and poling itself along, Tho beautiful anallne dyes are made from the refuse products of gas manufacture. Photography can be done under clear water at the depth of about 1,500 feet. In 467 grains, by weight, of gea sand,, 0,000 shells of minute sea animals were found by Orbigny, Ever tiny protuberance on a branch of coal represents a living animal, which grows from it like a plant. The temperature of yt flsh Js only 81% degrees below thftt of a man. It is his dripping sides that makes him seem cold. When dead his temperature rises. The eyes become bloodshot because, while ordinarijy the vessels of the corners are too small to admit the-red corpuscles of the blood, when inflamed they enlarge and the red particles enter and give their color to the white. i'rajtuit, Two important engineering projects are mentioned in connection with thp Siinplon tunnel on the Jura-Slmplon Railway, One of these, by $1. Lommel, is described as providing for a double line through the tunnel to borings to be undertaken at a height of 9,200 feet above the level of tb,e sea—the tonne) to be eleven and oue*hajf mjles \n lensth, and the cost apm-oxlmatlng P2,^ 000,000. According to tho. v second, the tunnel would be constructed at a some- wUftt lower level, and there would be- but one Uoe oi' rajlflj thla wou,}d reduce the cost to abQUt ll&K tUe amount above named, an4 the great work, jt Is calcy- <B »W>W»lft •';" t,i ',,. When " yporlcm" Wu» Recommended to ' 1m a-) . oil Worth Heading. A correspondent of the Youth's Companion was strolling about Intsr- laken, and stopped at a little shop to look at some photographs. Tho owner of tho establishment was a lady—one of those women who, as our cor- ., respondent remarks, are recognixed. &,t once as ladies, no matter on which / side of the counter thoy happen to stand. She fell into a friendly chat ' with her customer, and presently took down one of her small stGok.of books. "A good many Americans buy this," she said. "It is'Hyperion,'by your poet Longfellow." Then she laughed, as if suddenly reminded of something that pleased her very much, and continued: 1 'Once I had the pleasure of wait- thing on two, very agreeable American gentlemen Who were looking for some- ing to read. One of them had blue eyes, and such a heavenly expression!; I felt sure ho would appreciate a good book, so I< offered him 'Hyperion.,' «It is by your Mr. Longfellow,' I said. «J know you will like it. It is full of , beautiful descriptions and beautiful sentiments.' • "I said a good deal more in- praise ' • of the book. I felt sure it would exactly suit him; but by and by I noticed' that both men were trying not to laugh in my face. It was my poor English, I thought, and I was dreadfully mortified. Finally the blue-eyed man burst out laughing, and ran hurriedly into tho street, followed by his companion. 'Those queer Americans, 1 said I to myself. "But in a few minutes the second man came back, and apologized in tho politest manner, "'The truth is, madam,' ho said, 'my friend is Mr. Longfellow hiinsolf, and your praises of his book, and the droll idea of having- his own literary wares offered to him, were too much for his equanimity,' "After that, 1 ' continued tho lady, "Mr, Longfellow came here several * times. He talked very pleasantly, ftnd bought several book*, but not 'Hyperion.'" ISlootrlp HpaclUffliC for Blcvclon, An electric headlight, the current for which is generated by a miniature dynamo driven by a friction pulley impinging on the pneumatic tire of • the driving wheel, is the latest ingenious device on bicycling. The entire, apparatus detached from the machine, could bo stowed in the crown of a silk- „ hat, Even at moderate speed the light is brighter than that of tho ordinary lamp, while when running fast the light is positively dazzling, In, the daytime the dynamo can be die* connected by simply lowering the pulley from tho wheel, which is effected, by a single turn of a thumbscrew, Those who use the contrivance say they do not miss tho power required, to maintain tho light.—New York; Herald. ___ ^ Knew H Not- ' No, sho could not accede to his re,* • quest- <-Kthol," ho cried repv0a.chf.uUy, Although she could npt aepe^o fe» v . his request, she thought eh.e cau}d« • • Thus it happened that lie&^l tfe s*s^, t 'rtu«' but twice to pl#y tfoe pi&no. bafovjpC^ she tpuk her seat in front of f^etuj^'v me»t and let her Iftly fhj»$rj Vftjiftgj " a,nvoag the? keys, —ileti'olt Tribune,," 1 1 At » recent ftvtdstio Yionnj* tho toilets af, %>.'¥« ,4V¥,b>

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