The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 15, 1895 · Page 3
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'• S4*/- FA? BfttftAt* a^jK; -r»mi emu* _,,; vy h&W&6l569t thfo'fi, t&$ dtlofefit ' r/,7-, ;*ww all tue dowers th<w art -• ~ • —"' d! "1 dfo f toll bf loar, " Fof its Wtofa Isi sftaa«6 and the inotn I '* „ ttlllL . r • ( . f 1.1 • , ,' ,' ( AM ih6 jjfmtit'dfeS 'of iushl we*6 att about.' , r t -Afld, ore thy froiaiM lay h6»H stood still. '• j tfi& Shnboftift 84td: "1 brth* ymi joft . Ahfl I'll give thde niy lite and *e will wed:" -And It ItfKsed the teat ttom the virgin ' " Aail tho birds sail? love son <s —Samuel rioyt Ih Portland Cardinal Richelieu, all Jiie t'irt.t St "fticlteifctt," by 4-?o\tnihelcss. on tho day after the JV.-tiviijr. eartidi' than comported S'ifh, (,ba need of roouperation in the JMI.I.<-S«. who had duly seen the last v j. i. '.-»« to tho doorsi Marion and her • *.SUT. Lady ]\IaUgirou, took coach KM- air at Longchamps. If a spy had iol.'mvod them, which was quite nat- iii'iii si sitppoRition considering that .Hiit-julus had no.-ffroafc faiUi iM her tlis.-ojjard of politics, he mttst have ri'poi-tod a blank day. for tho, only -incident that happened occurred in 1 ht; road through the Tuilerles where the irccs ffrouped most thickly. Thcro leaped from tho coach, without it, being checked in its lumbering movement, a pretty boy of eighteen, •who dived into the Underbrush like n squirrel, and dropped on his knees. There ho remii nod hidden until, ho <;ould havo no fear that the few passers-by wore followers of 'the conveyance. Then, dusting "his silken 1ioso over a kneo as exquisitely mod: •olcd as an angrel's of Kaphaol, and laughing with rosy lip and rosruish blue eye, ho tock the road back to' town. • lip dress was .so' rich that one looked to' see on tho somewhat voluminous mantle 'an; emblazonment. of the noble houso to which the "page appcrtnined, but thorp was, no such indication. ,, ,' ;,. , , ., Moro than ono girl 'turned round lier coquettish 1'aco as tho stripling sauntered on, one little pink hand ungloved out of tauntinguess upon a jeweled poniard, and the other caressing the lip whore .nothing resem- Tjling a mustacho could bo discerned an 'the strongest sunbeam.. At the Louvre gateway ho paused. By tho flourish of trumpets in the yar.d ho guessed that tho king had returned from an after-breakfast drive, or was crossing tho quadrangle •in demi-stato. "Poor monarch!" said • ho, in raillery; "half the town pairing like birds upon St. Valentine's day with tho other moiety, .and you over un- belovod. By ray faith as a Delormo! I shall havo to set ray c.ap— my Other cap — " horo he, or rather sho, wo may as well s'ay for the -future-— "at the loveless being! lam a prettier boy than Cinq- Mars at seventeen, and less a fop ;thari Sti Simon. As for Baradas, I will' outwit him, 'sptto o! all his cunning!" ."'*'' V Wltn. an audacity which reaped, an adequate reward, Marion trusted to her disguise to carry her unremarked past her.owa habitation. A toothsome savor of cookery came from a grated widow; and, llko the character she'" personated, sho actually Ijhrust'her rosy facb between the bars, and spying tho lick-sauce and a servant sitting at the board to a patty intercepted on the way to tho larder, she threw at them the interjections: ' '' ' :'"•' "I'll run and tell, the "steward b-r-rou — ah! ha,' ha,' ha!" ' And scampered off laughing- like a shower of silver bells ringing a peal in a crystal basin, while a cluster of cockneys, who had 'Witnessed her action, crowded ono another to peer through the bars and still further discomfort tho. thievish gluttons ; and lovers. At the cardinal's palace? however, which, she had already reached with lier alert step.her face was smoothed, and darting into the gateway, she cast the special password, '"Jn nubi- bus!" to the lodgokoeper' and his gatehouse guards, Then, crossing the gardens, she yeached a small door between carved pilasters differing in design from the others on purpose to single them' out, and knocked with her daggert top in a prearranged manner. A serving man in black, with a half religious air, opened cautiously to her, though he had inspected the cherubic countenance through a peep-hole, at seeing his eye in which she ftad tmstod her noso and mouth iutp an amusing cast which should set oven a sacristan on the • 'My lord?", inquired sjie. "With th,e' kjng, but expected J).ome every moment." *»AJi, that was tho uproar at the },ouvre. Methought }t too much of fl- Hgadoon for his majesty alone. It is necessary I sUould await him." will please to as- "Mademoiselle!" "cried unpipg herself pn tho lower step on •one fpot and extondiug' tho other foot aiiop tho manner of Johin bf Bolog? •qa.'8 Mercury, "prithee, sand-blind, sj,r, you 'miss' mo b^dly in thinking iv girl's lip,a\ x t is wrapped up in this doub]ot fetid, Jong stockings!" the steps with an ox- pss <pf w»Uf. UAd w^U at experience entered cablet of the prime minister by e Jja,ve teflp wu a younger ono so slowly »s to suggest ata f ale bfa of his sahxitntfl, and looking Up, traced thedfii&ty fi^iit-e to the tfl^i-ry ' ' ' on him"* '<•&&, Cherr^ awl • cherli" she as if unaware that her Unrg- tone was a grate intef fttp- ,tiofl 6! Shelf staid affair. "Altf Syd 1ft & f&g with your' diphef. • Wfay 06 not statesmen wpitd la plain words? 1 a!fl sure if they write as they speak it Would be equally full-solindSng a&cl— incomprehensible. Arid 1 who address ybti,- though & mei?e boy, hate known One or two statesmen bf rtote." There was no being "angry with the ititi-udeiN and the secretary! frowning a little fof form's sake bd» fore his subordinate, rose and bd*6d. "Mts'ettllHehoe ls-^-^-" 1 'Momentarily dtte: That 1^ Well, fot- 1 satne oh affairs of urgency4 or else nevor a Marlon of me to coop herself up in these choking clothes. Your brooches are all very well wheh one wishes to step over two 6ats flffhttng In the road, but on other occasions I pity your poor forked mortality." "My lord will bo hoi'e instantly," was the reply of tho secretary who oyedhor calmly as she sank into a chair and rested her cheek on ono hand, "But have no misgivings! My lord has but to dart his lance at the cloud and it will burst its fury on another's head. Shall I leave you, madame?" "If not for long." • He did not roturh; • :;<; Marion sighed, shut her eyes in thought, forgot why she had closed them, and then forgot ; everything else in slumber to restore her after fatigue. 1 • " '•>,..In this sleep the master found her, with the kittens curiosly watching her that were on the table; two, on the carpet dancing about her shoes, and a third, which had climbed to her lap, gone to sleep there as aoUnd- ly as herself. : He went to his ^seat, settled himself idown. filliped a congealed drop of wax or two on the kittens which drovR them on "ilie table, with a Hourish of the tail and a gleaming of the lino claws on their hind paws, into the model-stage, and called — • "Marion!" in a kindly voice. She wbko up instantly, with lier faculties on the alarm, as befitted ono Jn her dangerous position. "My faithful Marion," he went on, "come, come, this is not the place nor this the timo for the cat-napa. ,Is it any further news of tho plot 'of our gentle Baradas and his new star, the amiable Gaston?" > , "My lord," said the, woman, stand-, ing up respectfully, as was her wont when closeted on business wi th the minister; "there is 'to be another meeting in a night or two,' one still moro important, to' consist of the .active abettors.' 'Beringhen, who is charmed with my .cook, by 'the way, came back to my house to breakfast on some heir of the game that bit hini, and as I. did him the honor 'to preside at the table, ho told me that they were looking for some bravo, discreet, and : vigilant - messenger, whose tongue could keep a secret, and who had those twin qualities' for their service, tho love, of gold; and the 'hate of your grace;" : •'''. ".'.' ''A messenger?" ' "',.. "They walit him to be ready in my house, booted- and armed," to start at a moment's notice for Italy." ."What part of Italy?" "Tho Susa Tass." . , ' • '"The Piedmont 1 frontier, where Bouillon lies encamped,", said; Rich-. elieu, rising nervously. "Now, that is danger,' groat danger! If he tamper with tho Spaniard, and Louis list not to my counsel, as without sure proof ho will not, Franco is lost. What more?" "Morp Inuts of tho design to seize your person in your palace." «"I am going out of town at once to add a now scene to my tragedy." remarked the minister with hidden meaning, which she might guess at as best she could. : 'tBoringhon suggested that I-could 'find such a' man— the -messenger, if not tho murderer; hois not courteous to my friends among my circle. And i answered, between 'a drop of wine and a mouthful of patty, thalj one of ,ray lovei-3 was, t)ie .figure that he drew." "Wfto is this lovep, girl?" , "The only person J have found to love me even the same now as in the past," she replied; bu,t be did not take up tho challenge, "Who?" "Your Marlon, ray prince." • •Ah 1 I ootnpreaend. They hand you the letter to tho duke O f Bouillon and you transfer it to a hand that will clutch it fast !>Rd ftever open till pvor my table here, Good! in fact, qothing better. Put," as he ORoned a drawer and took put a draft on a private baater, wUicli he bftd tout to initial and mark privately, "do they not suspect you?" "Yes, but not move than any other woman. The very fact of their having a surmise at ray attachment to your eminence servos 'as the darker cover, so th,ey thiiiK, to tlteir meeting U 1 nay house." fcSho placed tfyo paper in her doublet in a way more likely to be adopted by her sex- than the one she »iinod at aptag, "SwcQoed in this baffling- p.f tlia coxcomb and that treacherous pvjnoe, dnd lay tlavva tho faprn* of yw <?\fn revvard- " ' Seojng Tfoftt the ,nil dfaftS mot« readily thaft the *isMWeft «&9had ffcese e! " patrSfi bl BftrfftdSs'ttilj AttB' i \ UttAPT m VI fimi ana a^ata ttss ptimer 11 bad kofcfidftledg'Sd teat tfts __^____ r __, and tjotjtiettes af.ound tho, king Afr sighed iilfn ifl'nnltdly lrior6 lAfcyfititHa' to thread than the whole phalanx ,6! European statesman. J*efhap3 he accounted fiaradSS too fchea^, • hut the young matt' with' all his aatufd thirsted persistently fdF the hlttOd of who had so often made.his .own run cold. He called that attenuated blood the ver'y Veins of his present design, there was ail additional goad In his cravings fof Julie tie Mortetaar. Iti childhood's sports hd had met ill Adrieh -a stronger playmate, aad when 'tailor grown thd manlier follow had carried away the' hearts. Ho had now, if the news sent him by tho faithless • Huguet were had out-generated him for the heart ; of lliohelieu's y/ard. He loved so wildly that he made' thai passion the hone and nerve ol his ambition. There was no time to ho lost in action, for the cardinal's priestly power could expedite matters of matrimony. The count hastened at once to the king, and, whilst artfully pretending ignorance of the royal penchant for the witching girl; fired his usually indolent nature into, a prompt act. He loft him armed with a royal writ to prevent tho marriage or to annul it if already performed on the penalty of. death to the^diso* hedlont ffdntlomati; ' Tho'6anie 'pun- iBhuient forbade correspondence be- twoon'thb lovers. ' They had been left alone by tho retirement of tho'cardiilat' It was into their fools' paradise that the bearers of tho decree tramped with' the more roughness on finding''atthe .mouth of the den that the old Roy- : nard had .decamped'in> the night.. , The warrant therefore fell on, thorn like a thunderbolt bursting between, them. As -if to console his old friend, Baradas ingeniously arrived on the heel of the officer delivering tho mandate, and.took Man- prat's hand .sympathetically. As they stood in tho chapel of the almost deserted palace-of the cardinal, whence J,ulie had 'been hurried away by Lady Hautfort and the chief valet Beringhen,- r tho courtier looked at the soldier with only partly gratified malice. •'•' 1 ' • • '-- > "Kailing'at the king alond," said ho. "Only ! the 1 king? Poor dear AdrienP See you not tho snare, tho vengeance worse than death, of which you are tho victim from another?". '. :"Snares! Vengeance!" cried Mau- prat'to his friend. "Bo,plainer." "What so clear? Bicliolieu has but two passions—" .,.. "Richelieu?" • , ,' 'Yos. Ambition and revenge both blended-in you. First,' for ambition: Julie is his ward, innocent, docile pliant to his will ^ When he failed to,charm the king 'with his niece, now Lady Combalet, he called her to the court, foreseeihg the rest; the king loves Julie." , •"Merciful heaven! the.king!\noi no. It is Lady Hautfort, of whom lie is enamored." "Believe that, and drink water under tho impression that it is noctar. Louis lovos Julie—have we not been borod deeply enough by his hourly 'avocation of tho name? Here comes in 1 the satanic cunning of the raven whom you take to be a^swan. Court etiquette must give such cupids the veil of Hymen. The cardinal looked abroad, founcl.you his foe, and thus served ambition—by the grandeur of his 'ward, and vengeance—by dishonor to his foe. You have the proof, man', in the royal order, and your strange exemption from the general pardon, known but to Richelieu." "I see it all!" groaned the knight. "Mock pardon, hurried nuptials, the flight! False bounty—all! the ser- 'pent of that smile! Oh! it stiriga homo." [TO BE 0 Surprise of His Lift) iSir William Don was;a handsome lad, who, when he oamo into his fortune, spent it in gambling, in the space of four or iivo years, and then wont on tho stage. He was one of tho most, eccentric characters to bo imagined, and odd things always happened him. In America he always went about mider his title, and as baronets wore no); very common in those days his manner of writing his name, "Sir William Don, Bart," \vaa sometimes misunderstood, To his great amusement, he, was pften addressed a*s "Mr. Bart,". One story is told of him in illustvatipn of bis business habits, Ha bad-hived ft cab for a short • drive, and at its asked tho driver if he had any change, "ISO," said the man, and as the fare was fifty cents, Sir William tore the bill in two and gave him. Ope day ho said to a friend, "My deav John, if you \yili take a walk with me, 1 will give you the ^ surprise of my lifo, You will see ma. pay a bill!" And l\e did pay it, (ii-itonishing the • tailor oven wore tl\an §\$ friend- died, in Australia, while BtiU & young man, poor and despairing.. h&4 deep Q« sfee sighed, with » loss o| $U '4 left ,^'e cabinet, ,erai|e ooly ' Ju tl\a tipr T-llo imperial raiinbuvors to .be helcj between thp Fit'st «ud Seven fceeutU fti'my pyrps tkis year will bp iHQJ-e thao uau^Uy jut^rest itjg. The Wftlpy yp09tJROlt9Ving } |Q bo oaj'Hoi} out pa » scale hjtlwt §n4 ' ovor long distances ' in Bs« feocjii IA the f&m ot iiesih Mofc . begihhlhtf ,of ' ihe civil wat tKat cofl . the striking bf thousand medals of hbhpf to fee fc*e* dented "te Slich bfft- itefs, hon-btiffimiB- aloiied omcefs arid •pflVates as shall, .most diatlttguish , - - themselves b^.theif gallahtry In action and other, soldier* like qualities, diirlhfrthe present ihsuf- reetlon." Later, congress directed that additional medals be struck from these same dies lo be presented to soldiers who had "or -who may hereafter most distinguish themselves In actloft." under this enactment, 'a number of officers and privates ' in the forces that have been sent against the savages of the west have been adorned with the medals, and among these LleUt-Col- Edmond Butler, U, S. A. (retired), occupies a conspicuous place. It was for gallantry in the hard-fought battle of Wolf mountain, on Jan. 8, 1877, that Col. (then captain) Butler was awarded his stars and garters. The battle was one of a series in the campaign conducted by Gen; Miles against the confederated Sioux, and CheyenheS under the daring, leader, Crazy Horse, saya the Illustrated, American. .The thermometer, .on ;tho day of the fight, regls* tered twenty-eight degrees below zero, and, the snow lay two feet deep upon the ground;' The tide of battle was turned 'in favor of Gen. Miles' forces When Capt. Butter led. a ''Victorious'. charge against a force Of Indians who weve flanking the United States troops on the left and rear. Capt. Butler had a horse shot from under him, but continued to lead the charge on foot., Gen. Miles, ,in his official report, recommended the brevettlng, of the captain. ;f or ''this successful charge against superior numbers of hostile Indians strongly ^T^SiS'SSijFS ft, "W^TS him rathef Of age. tfl igglj he- BUUUCCUVU , i f ahk and. titles of his father,',, ffedeHdk of geMeSwIg'-fiofsteJn. derives Seine fcertltfH bf MS fmii6?tiiBfee i apart fr&m his 6WB raftfe feftd tfte tltlai* tiles whl6h rMde? film pbtrtiiaf fefid ami* .. V-"- #-' LIEUT.-COL. BUTLER. posted." Lieut. Butler was born in Ire-, land, March 19, 1827; He was appointed second lieutenant Fifth Infantry at:the outbreak of the war, and detailed to accompany Gen. Balrd (afterward inspector general) in inspection of Kansas and Missouri troops; In 1862, he was concerned in remusterlng and consolidating- Kansas volunteers,, and ; was •officially complimented/by Gen. Hunter for settling without, resort to force "difficult and delicate" matters affecting Kansas troops. He was in New Mexico in. 1862, and in Texas in 1864, He was promoted to a captaincy in 1864; and In 1865 he commanded an expedition against the Navajos, in which he inflicted, severe loss upon .them.: In September, 1865, he received the formal surrender of Manoellto Grande, and sent two 'thousand prisoners tp the reservation. In letters from his headquarters on Nov. 16 and 17, 1865, Gen. ( Carletoh wrote: "To Capt. Bdmond. Butler I owe: many thanks. To the effl-, clency and straightforward course and the energy and good sense of Capt. B., I owe a great deal of the luck I get credit for as'a commander." •In June, 1868, Capt, Butler was ordered In attendance en Gen. Sherman, In December, with a small infantry force,'• he exhumed the bodies: of the killed in the Forsythe affair, on the Arjckaree FprK, .undep .the ,flre ,of .the main body of Sioux and extricated his small force from a perilous ppsition, He volunteered for '' the expedition against the Pawnees under Gen, Woods, and commanded''the expeditlpn' after Gen. Woods was disabled by illness. In 1874 he served through' the expedition against the jClowsts and Coman- ches, under Gen. Miles. In the campaign against .Sitting Bull, he commanded the center at Cedar Creek, and in subsequent pursuit, He was shot at by Gall .while relieving an outpost, At the close of the campaign of 1877, In which pcourred . the battle of Wolf mountain, Gen, Miles wrote Oapt, But' |er as follows: "In leaving the regl- njent, be assured you have the thanks and gopd will of its commanding officer fpr your hard service }n the fleld and fortitude ,Jn action/' Nothing tn hia seryjce, however, touched the captain sp deeply'as a letter signed by every enlisted man In hlf company who was in the. nptable charge, 'thanking him fpr "the gallaijt manner, in which he }ed the 'charge op • the 8th pf January. Jri whJph they had the honor of participating-, and for the kindness he hftd shown them in BP many different ways heretofore," Capt. Butler was pro* moted ma-jpr in"|385, and was assigned tp varjpus posts'.until -hla retirement from 'active service in 1891, when he was admitted to the fear of Montana, He received the .title of lieuten,ant»co.l» pReJ.'in March, 1893. Col. Butter te-t.be, authPr pf an. *'EJ..ssay on,, &e. }n,d.iau, honorably mentioned b'y jhe Of' awftj'd. pf the military isso. •he wj-ote s, eer}£8. pf t Ipr .the p#iisja.n and 0 DUKE GtJNTHER. o,^« , .n his own dominions, from tho fact that his eldest sister Is the wife of the German emperor, another being married to Prince Frederlce Leopold Pf Prussia. College. Graduates—Debtors. Every college graduate is a child of the public, in debt to many people. "Why(" it,will be urged "does he not pay his way?" No! no college student pays his way ao the following makes plain: No American college is or can be self- supporting,, and -the higher :its rank, 'the greater is the cost of the instruction which it gives. It is on this ground that these institutions ask and expect from the general public legacies and gifts to increase their endowments and usefulness. The extra cost of college students beyond what they pay in extra fees varies from $60 to $400 a yeaiv In a very few colleges this cost is above $300,-and in < the-,?reat maim-lty it Is between $150 and $250. The usual basis of the best American colleges is to pay anywhere from $150' to $300 per annum for each college student over and above What it receives in'the form of fees. As college Income is provided in-this country, .the annual expenditure above fees for each student represents at least .frpm $250 to $350, counting 200 students as a maximum. This 'extra cost is met'by the endowments of each 'institution,, and is the 'part which the public provides in Its equipment. This statement gives one a .true Idea of the position in which ,the higher education stands toward the whole country. It is more dependent upon the generosity of the American people than any other of our institutions. Overland, 6ftl!feffi!ft ftfid , Alejcandef Majors,., afid 'ft fflgft fefiflM tiff • 6&Mpaa^' - y and the cMtfadta ^ith.ttie.gefeffliflettt ^ fdf carfyittg. Malls ^efe .fflftdg. ,8«t,J» ,.{, their jiames. 1 ,was ch5g6b v flHtfiag«f> and 'had' toy'afflcS Jfl "CMMlir. 10^ southern route f«ii by Bu'ttef field > ; d|SV' not have a^ ffludh pf aflilttettcf ^ 6«fS, L which fof years 'wi§ ktiewli &§' 'tub' /p'ony express" route, It was 'dt»ted\' in at St» Joseph, Mo./ running through' Nebraska to F'ort Kearney,. ,td Pflft--, Laramle, Wyo.i thence to Dettvefi td/ Salt Lake City, , to Placerville, Nev., and to Sacramento, Cal. The whole trip, extending half across |he cofltl- nent, was made In seVe'nteerf 'days^ when no accident befell, and accidents were not so numerous as some 'people have Imagined. From St; 'Joseph to Denver the trip took seven daye, and from Denver to Sacramento was, ft, » J6urney of ten days. • That wafy ot' t course, by tho regular stage route, and little time was lost in making it. T& accommodate our business we hatt about 150 coaches, most of which were' kept running all the time. To haul them we had 1,500 horses scattered along ' ,the route from St. Joseph to Saferamen- ',, to. In addition we had ,6,000* or t7,00(K'. head of cattle, which were 'Used 4 Itf .• hauling heavy freight and '.transport-/, ing feed for the horses and feed^fpr.our-,'- men. You ca'n _Bee that the business was not by any .means a, small one, 'and!, It continued to grow as long as there was 'any .use for 'su'ch/mean's of 'transportation'.' This was until th'e 'comple- ' tion of the Union Pacific railway 5 to California in 1870. Then over land' traffic and mall service could be managed to better service by the railroad,, -and our pony express went out, of existence. , But up to that time, from the day when. the route was first opened in 1860,"ita business had steadily increased. Even, the building of the railroad assisted iis, for our line was the best adapted for carrying? to western stations employes and provisions'," . , , HE HAD NO EAR FOR MUSIC: The Futhor of One of the remarkable old men of 'Philadelphia, is John Sartain, who has been called the "father of engraving' in America." He is 86, years old, but a very brisk and lively.octogenarian. As a boy of 13 he was employed behind the scenes at Kemble's tlieater, and from that day to this he has gone'on accumulating reminiscences of celebrities.' He recollects Longfellow as a dandy, whose stock was,so high that it bade fair to choke him.; And he was on terms of intimacy with Poe and Thomas Buchan- KlfJiard Harding Davis XcllH of an Ocean* ' . Travoler'g experience with' u Band. ' ' Richard Harding'Davis tells'a good ' story of one of his transatlantic trips. The passage, he says, was made delightful by music at breakfast, dinner, and tea, but, there was one passenger who. objected to music. .For the .first thrqe- days he remained lashed to his steamer chair, like a mummy,, with nothing showing but a blue nose and closed eyelids. The band played at the 'end of the deck, and partly because the fingers of the players were 'nearly frozen,' partly because of the sudden lurches, of the ship, the harmony was sometimes 1 destroyed. Those who had an ear for music picked up their. steamer chairs and moved to windward 1( but this young man, being half dead and firmly lashed to his place, was unable to save himself. On the morning of th'e fourth day, when the concert was over and the band had gone to thaw themselves, the young ;,man suddenly sat upright and pointed;, his forefinger at the startled passengers. They had generally decided that he was dead, "Heavens knows,>I'm a sick man," he said, blinking his eyes'* feebly, "but 'if I live till midnight- I'll find out where they hide these horns, and I'll drop 'em-into the gulf stream,• if it takes my dying breath. ' He then fell over backward and did not speak qgaln till land was reached, JOHN an Bead. Poe, Mr. Sartain says, was a man of great modesty, but once, when excited by drink, he shouted out to Be^fl; "Say what they will, I have written one poemj 'The Raven,' that shall Jive forever," Ills Siuilo Wont •with tho I'OHC, New York World: An amusing dent -occurred not long- ago in a well known New Yprk art school. The girl students were drawing frpm life a study of the "Dancing Faun." A good looking Italian boy was the model, and as he assumed the requisite 'pose his face became wreathed in smiles, Jfe was gazing directly at the class, and each glr} imagined the smile wag directed at her. ' "How very embarrassing," said a Lpng Island girl, *'l wish t,o gppdness he wouldn't grin at me." In spite pf the Indignant glances cast at him, the son of Jtajy continued to smile at the blushing girls. Presently a stolid German girl looked up and noticed the smile, which she imagined wag aimed fllrectly &t her. "YPU sphtpp dot schmUJng, We doo'J want you to 8Chm,Ue, at us. r " Th,e boy's figure instantly straightened vp and'he |j pffe,nae4 dignity as he said.; np emlje at »n,y one, I ppae to ypu as ae 'Papoinir FJUWV ge go,ea wiss »e ppae." FLOTSAM. ''% "•''•4 i',-J A white marble swimming bath, fort/ , fay twenty feet and- nine feet- in depth, is to be cpnstructed for the Russian empress in the palace at St. Petersburg; She likes to take a plunge every mo'rn" Ing. A gentleman who recently died in Vienna, at the age of 70, had been a smpker since he was 17, During tfeat time he had smoked 388,713 cigars, 43,639 of which wera gifts. Those he paid fpr cost him $13,500, I'n spme of the kpulslana towns tramps are arrested and set'at work cleaning the streets. This treatment terrifies the tramps; they flee at the first oppprtunity, and exclaim, "The country, Is going- to the dog-sj" John Best was repairing the paddle wheel pf a ferry bpat at Ppver, Jfy., , when the engineer- thoughtlessly set , the engine in mptlpn. John stuck, tq the. revolving wheel, and received tow ; r plunges In the toe cold water, •> / A Newark. N, J,, pajlpemart has qop* ,-/ centrated uppn himself the rldlpyje jp$ v '* his associates because he d}scpvere<J • two dogs fighting }n the street m$ »F<* ' rested the ageresspr, and •ftctJjftliy ,< Ipcjijed thq animal In a-cell at thestatioij *"••> A pious gentleman wag at a prayej? ' meeting in a Hutohlnson, Kan,, ohv " and w&s sayinaf, "Oh, hpw, igp.&g I to be here!" A couple of, rog^&a side thought, "QJu bcnv sW we |?f,, that h9's Jn therei" hprse and wagon. •' ' " i-' ^ . An pjij -banlf book was foun^ J»y;§' i New TPrk widow, tn which of 15, which, her husband, in (h,e yeft}';

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