The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 29, 1895 · Page 7
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 29, 1895
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&n? • * H ; r'A .--•' i& ft". f tj vr 't ft 3? *, * Spoo:i, ThU one's *tttft c,6Hfrln'. ouacori,-* ,,si*ftt nlf MO de.eMn j— jffSHe ftevef cbmoJ tti af cf. ' Th.6 dno'S Wutfc boUovia'. A horseshoe's nnile:! abotre fefr - - '- >-.. ,If l.ick follows 6Vp?mbre. This one's Wuth bellovln'. •With Knto 1 toot three lambs 1 . I / . (-c.- .And wrs wef6 iniirf 63 yesterday, ' ' Tttis one's wuth beiifivin'. -Oofittify. ardinal Richelieu, ea lite JPlay of »Itlcl>olt6u," by tord I,.ttton, CHAPTER Vtl—CONTINUED. As for the pivpt of all these emotions, Kicheliou was closeted with , Brother Joseph upon the securing of ihc compact of the rebels at any cost. .'Tho name of tho king's brother upon -Ifc would be worth all tho world to •the semi-exiled minister. "If any sign'thiflrfnisrht.-'^wore.*his. patting words to the Capuchin, "tho morrow's sun,must see that written treason'in our-hands." "Or rise upon your ruin," added ,,the monk, without enthusiasm. ' "Ay, and .close upon my corpse! Old age is a mansion which lets in the rain at too many crannies. lam not able to live with friends, glory, France, all reft from me; my star, Jike some vain holiday mimicry of Jh'o, piercing heaven,, and then falling down, ray less and blackened, to the dust—a thing for all men's foot •to trample. Yea; to-rdorrow,, trir Ttmph or death!" On tho highway tb.o ' coach of his jjray ominonce j aased a solitary horseman, with long sword under t le mantle which cloaked him 1o his plnmcless hat. Tho latter dismounted and turned his liorse Jidrift some little way from the oas- tlo which Father Joseph had quitted. "Farewell, good charger," transferring the pistol taken from the liolsters to his belt, "I am leaving thco as an adventurer ,his burning ship. But^deep as maybe the gulf .HO that man cannot soo in it, God liimself penetrates it to the bottom. *Though,\ v wpe worth, our sins, what liath God-to .do on .the' side "of an, assassin! Assassi/i! you,but if Isucc'eed, the, desperate wretch whom this priestly Judas saved from death for .shame as a kind of cbnvenience-g-a •Sir Pandarus to his own bride—will "foe hailed another Brutus! Then the 'JL'arquin snail fall!" Having crossed the drawbridge he •.knocked in that peculiar manner tvith tho .apple of his'-sword at the <'.astlo .gate,; - wh.ioh Bsrsidas/, had adopted'as' a signal to Huguet. The same double-dealer in person nn-barred to him and questioned 3iim eagerly. "The news from Paris is eood. They await our answer to sign the agreement." ••.... •'We will take his head and roll it on the table to them!" said tho jruardsman, with concentrated "hatred. "For long has my father- lain unavenged! This band of jfownsmen, -of whom my. malicious master is head, slew him because he • -would not' bow to thoir 'Dag^bn or «ing in their manner. Please the 'flevil and all his saints, I'll give thorn plenty of cause lor roquiora- ohanting-." "But Julie is here!" ' "Well," said tho savage, "what of that? I'd trample a thousand flowerets, if I must over them, to reach the poison-weed." "Do you icflect what harm we may •do the state—our country, Huguet, whatever our creed? To top a tree sometimes kills it down to the root." i "Are you come to preach, too?" ; -"No, to : actv The most reckless of men! ''Come what' 1 may,'"not''a star tho less will shine for my destruction, Lead on!" "I have planted sentries at overy outlet, and the menials are guarded -whilst they sloop. Not even chance <oan throw a shadow between the victim and vengeance." ' , "Bight. /Point out tho room to inc." • ••••'..". "To you?" • 'Yes! No lessor wrongs than mine «an make this murder lawful." • "Very well. That ohitnes in with B "tuy intentions no longer to be a mero "jtnorcenary and a plebeian. The colonelcy and rank in nobility which Ltfoholieu only promised, they must redeem xo whom I boar the news in Paris, Get ray best horse ready, he ordered, after posting in the room wh.ero he'as JndeeS, not ten minutes had beet) tiojced by the olqolc in tho tfourtyard & weary step approached, and the watcher heat;' the well-known ce cpughijig in the heavy air, just Tore the tapers on the writing jnade the stooping form discernible. He sprang upon hinj with a thy dooms-roan!" he cried, vehp'mence which announced that tho guards -woul4 not come, whatever the «lia- •^urjjaooe, «-p«ll not! thy spirits for '*»Ko tbee,, 'wwsn-di thy men of mail ffliy poi}fecler)*tes. Stiv but one and the next Js thy grave!" ou Most, knaye!" pried tho r, shafeitjg ott' his wJth, AfflU'peUo never Uoholjeu dies uoti by fca baud pf wan! tho stai's Uavo 'thy ferot .6\ioU flend— U.Q— as one •parvio^e pE" his t«UwrJan<J» w}>9 in JlioboHou nmr^ep Franco!' Sei A ^itli foT» slibt is {ie», &ttd {SarfKM ttith her faif ,ho &HtteMflg blade. fleefc le sh« 'H.-'rapljpd t^ie §wr«i'a«fiMt9- -''lot 1 tl»ere $;&y* : t'/&&,yJi&tt-? V ^ , '^'l Vj-'', -, ':,"">, "'I 'v /ClJlU^ IlMiiS*^^ thy kflees, b-dy, afld crave said tKd cardinal—« at, 1 telt thee, thou lot sucih remorse that 1 Wdttld bid tftee strike that 1 might b'o avenged it 1 indeed hated thee. It was to save tfly Julio ffoni the king hat fti thy valoP 1 forgave thy cfitrio. It was theti in these arms .by bride hath foutid the shelter which thine otfn withheld." "The king's orders!" stammered ktftUprat, flinging down hts swofd. "And your queen forbade your, bedletice. Pshaw! Pray explain it tnoag yourselves, 11 he said testily. But instantly he smiled. "No, never an explanation. Tell him. in short Jaradas is a false friettd—and by my aith us a gentleman, they aro kiss- tig! Why, tho vefy mole is less >lind than you. Bar ad as loves thy *ife," he added—-"had hoped her land—aspired to be that cloak to ho'king's wit) which to thy bluntness seems the Centaur's poisonous robe—hopes even now to make thy corpse his footstool to thy bod. Where. was,»thy-, wit,,,man? Ho, -the ichetribs are glass—-the'very sun through them." 'Oh, my lord, can you forgive me?" cried tho kneeling gentleman. "Ay, and save you." "Save!" reiterated the other, pushing Julio gently .aside aud rusting-to pick up his swofd. 'It is you who must bo saved! Cnow you not that those halls swarm vith thy foes already, thirsty mur- lerers panting for thy blood." •"Murder!" echoed Julie. "Hush!" interposed the cardinal, he coolest of tho throe, "Hush!" a shriek—a cry—a breath too loud may stir tho avalanche and whelm us all." "Their blades shall pass this heart to thine," said Mauprat at tho door. 'An, honorable outwork," re- narked his' lately threatened antagonist, dryly, "but much too near tho sitadel. 1 think that I can trust roU now. How many 'of my troop eaguo with you?" "All are your troop, and Hugttot s our captain." "This comes of spies!" sneored.tho ninister. "If, theft, tho lion's skin s too short to-night, O, for tho ox's! Any devil will make a soldier ike you.i.buHrit takes j"a- ; very keen wit to make a—.pacificator.' L There was some stir throughout ihe castle. "Follow mo, quickly," said Richelieu, with animated eye. "Wo laugh at the bloodhounds. Go you that way, Julie, and remain hidden." He himself slipped under tho cur;ain of an alcove, where was a couch, and whispered his curt instructions ;o his late'enemy ,';.no.w tho solo buckler between him and the trait'-' orous guards who flocked into the study, roaring right heartily, "Death to tho cardinal!" On the dais of the alcove, Mau- prat.swofd in his shpath. confronted them, and triumphantly pulling aside the curtain,' revealed, in the glare of the torches two or throo men were-flourishing to keep aglow, a miserable wreck upou the bed, all in disorder. On seeing that huddled mass, the pendent head, the veiled eyes, the shaven skull yellow as a parchment, the deadly pallor, and the swinging arm almost clawing at tho floor with its closing fingers, the soldiers drew back, in disgust. In one moment awe and reverence had fled, and they perceived, not the high and puissant cardinal-minister, but "the .most humble, obedient, faithful, and abject subject and servitor" of the king, now without a tutor! Dead!" uttered Huguet, going forward to verify, his eyes,, "Your hand, never-slow in battle, has not faltered now, then?" "Not it," responded the other exultantly... "You see at..wa8*n.ot >bo-. youd my dare! I watched him till he slept. No-trace of blood reveals the deed, for I have strangled him in sleep. His health hath long been broken, and 'found breathless in his bed' will run our tale. -Let us to P.aris, where Orleans gives live thousand crowns, and Baradas a lordship, to him who first gluts vengeance with the news that Richelieu is in heaven!" There was a rush through the corridor into the courtyard, aud a rapid preparing of horses. Mauprat was tho last, as if he would look farewell on the victim he had made. At that moment the apparently ovor-moro-sealed lips parted, and a whisper which ouly reached the ears a.t which it was aimed, issued from the otherwise lifeless remains— "To'their^oounoil! -The inswap fc, the league is signed, close your hand upon their scroll Clutch it like your honor, which death alone can steal or ravish- Set spurs to your steed, ride breathless till you stand, again before mo," "They are many—desperate-* I alone," «ai4 Mauprut. "If I should fail?" '•Fail'." returned tho cardinal, sitting up Uke a, eorpsu galvanized, "In the lexicon of youth which fate reserves for manhood, tbevo U no such vvord as fail!" Phoenix- tlugqet and the boater-mounted of Ijis tropps had borne tho uow.s oro dftwn to the chief C9,nsp.U'a.torB,. The k^iug was'ftt unco acquainted with it, a.nd whatever his joyful lippe? built yppn, J, u}io n,ow bejug defenseless, hw felt'regret—at le^st wt 'iho thought of the state Devolving upon hii^. Wkot} |hp sun, wa,s. upaq4$lj,eflew;s been, confirmed by the HUH'* men ooiijing into Me tpwA, jmniy tfcefeiif'diff&laeldffd their ^ gefitle'tfieh ift Ifro ._,,_- „—„_„„ They, Jested,,and tit* tfcrcd aloud those satifgS affninst the passed-away paws? which had hitherto circulated With Bated breath. Only one thing afinoyed the sue- c*sslu't plotted in hlfc £186; Milgtittl he had ordered id bo seized afid taken td prlsott as his rewat-dV bflt Mauprat, whom he feared faf fflofe f had loft Eouili although hotyfitseeh in the city. Forced to trust td emissaries whom he sent Oiit in all di 4 tcctions to arrest the knight, he kept on in his parade through the gardens, boastltig with the brew ol having brought about all the cataclysm by him alone, like—tho simild In a chronicle bf the peHod—thd cock on the baggage wafisn which conceits that it Won tho battle. All at once he was left Hearty td his own vanity by a sudden rush df the plus hautes gamo, as the ultca- fashionabtes were designated,to wdr* ship Prinoo Gaston, whotn those in the secret of his designs regarded as speedilv to bs the supplanter of tho sovereign in tho saddle. The count smiled scornfully, "Such as I make, such" will. I, break, iM fnuttibrdd he, oyoing-the king's brother with the deepest malignancy. "Arid then yonder statue of Mars with the cardinal's face shall bear my head on its warlike shoulder. I have not toppled a Richelieu into tho dust to have such as a Gaston of Orleans rise tin out of it." Still glancing toward tho palace lie saw a movement in the cluster around the duke—a sort of shrinking away into two portions as some one approached from the gate. "Ha! that, form shrouded in gray!" criod he, "Father Joseph! Good, good! Come to offer his submission and take our terms now that his patron is ho more. I will hasten and conduct him to the king. No negotiations without my being third in the three heads which consult." A slight noise behind him induced him to turn his head, and to his amazement ho saw a man on top of the Wall. Only for that instant did the would-be ftitrudor .remain upon the coping, which was loose; he lowered himself down until lie swung by a detached stoiie and was forced to drop full length, and at tho same time push himself off from tho wall. His precaution was needed, for the tw6-yard's-loug. w pioce of.stone^cll at his feet and burst in fragments' with an omiuous report. "A robber—a—oh! Mauprat!" ejaculated the favorite at the height of stupefaction chained to'tho spot. You, I. thou triple slanderer!" returned tho gentleman, drawing a long breath after his climb and descent. "I have asked but to meet thee foot to foot, to dig the Judas frdm thy heart, albeit the king should 'over thee cast his purple." One look the count circled around him. A few shrubs prevented anything but their heads being seen; but in some seconds there would bo assistance pouring thither from those who would hear their swords clashing, arid from the water-gate, where a hubbub told him .that tho knight had been seen climbing tho wall, and that some idlers along the river parapet had run to tho guards at the srato house. With an alacrity which would have pleased- Michael Angolo in another sense, he acted on tho painter's advice— "Draw, draw, and ; lose no time!" And not only did he draw out nis sword with celerity, but, remembering that it was but a blade for show, ho avoided the crossing of irons and delivered a furiously useful thrust, more in the nature of a bravo's stab than n. regular movement of the duello, at the chevalier. At the same time no sent up a series of cries for "Help!" and "A traitor! an assassin!" which resembled the howls of Nabotln when in combat with the stork, us the popular fairy tale narrated. [TO MB OOXTIN'IUU).] WAMtfMfe fit* fftd Atfftjr nnd Me* Asl- night J tit-earned the shauts came back— "What have ydti 1ft yotir haversack 1 /" "1 am hun&ry,com- rade, as call be. Have you some! hard-tack left for me?" ' "It looks as thoUgli we bays at last Must keep our forty days of fasti" t wakened, and itiy thoughts Went back To rummage through my haversack. A weary march, a hopeless flght, A sad retreat at dead of night, And then -\ye all at dawn of day K Lay down like cattle by the way, The pRtigs of hunger and of thirst Were rending Us like things accursed; A comr.ade.shouted-atjtny back,. ,.„. "C!ome, open up your haversack." ••• » * * Oh, glad am 1 for dream that brings • So many half-forgotten things— The comradeship that closer grows When sorrow darkest shadow throws; The comradeship that until death Is breathed with evfei-y soldier's breath; That shares Its crust, In joy or wrack, From that old army haversack. Scrgl. IMcKlroy'n VThcrenbnutH. "The Ninth Cavalry was the first regiment to'iise the Hbtchklss mountain gun," said Captain Day, "and the way that gun was hauled about by our troop was a caution. Lieut. Humphrey commanded the gun outfit In ; our troop, and he could hit an ordinary target with It as far as It could be seen. "He was a very profane man, and whenever any of the boys got weary on a march they would say: 'Let's go back and hear Humphrey swear.' In marching over mountains It Is very often necessary to climb down Inclines whlcih are almost a sheer drop, and at such placen the soldier will sit down between the forelegs of his horse and they slide down together. . "The gun outfit, always being In tho roar, would generally find such places worn about as smooth as glass when they came up, and Humphrey's profanity then was something terrible. I ; rem,9piber one -very amuslngu.Incident; connected wlth'Vn affair of that sort. The Incline was almost a sheer precipice, leading thirty feet beloW Into the canon. When Humphrey came up, of course, all the dirt was worn off, leaving only'the slippery side of the rook. "He sat down and swore lone and loudly, but 'finally got up and ordered the outfit over. The sergeant, a colored man'named McElroy, was about to let the gun and the two mules go over by •, when Humphrey yelled: 1 'Hold* ''tin* there, ; "blank, bld'tik,' etc., ' go over with them and report.' "So over they all went, and after hearing a big" splash In the canon below, followed by silence, Humphrey called out: "'McElroy, are you'killed?' ; A big spluttering was heard below, and pretty soon McElroy's voice came up: 'No, sah; Ise not killed.' " 'Where's the mule?' " 'He's Ulckln' on top o' de heap, sah.' "'Well. Where's the wheel mule?' " 'He's under the off mule, sah,' "Is tho gun all right?' " 'Yes, sah; dat's under do wheel mule; sah,' "Well, where In are you?' " ' Isu under de gun, sail.' " Soino of Jerrolrt's Witty On the first night of tho representation of one of Jorrold's pioces.a successful adaptor.from the French raU lied him on his nervousness. "I" said tho adaptor, "never fool nervous on the first night of my pieces." ««Ah, my boy.," Jerrold replied, "you are always certain of success. Your pieces have all been tried before." Ho was seriously disappointed with a contain book written by one of his friends. This friend heard that Jerrold had expressed his disappointment, and questioned him; "I hear you said was the worst book lever wrote." »'No, J didn't," came the answer; "I said it w»s the worst book anybody <?vor wrote." —Of'u mistaken philanthropist, Jerrold. said ho was "so benevolent, ,so roerpHu.! a roan-^he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shpwer of rain."—Argonaut, A Consistent oujmjtw. "Yes," said tho legislator who de» lights in posing, "it is very fatjgu- ing this labor of cpUung my. thoughts into words for speeches, But it must be done. 1 ' "It's a shame," replied his colleague, "You should not bo obliged to do it." '»Very kind of you to sympathize with me-" "Itisn't sympathy; it's'' prinoipW, I'm »gainst the ooiriftgo 'of ft vacuum, overy tlnie." As to tho Confodoriitc Itattlu *' lag. • Speaking of General Johnston, I am reminded, says a writer In Kate Field's Washington, of tho explanation he once gave ine of the origin of the confederate battle flag: "At the battle of Bull Run," said he, "the 'stars and bars' proved a failure .because they were so much like the union colors, Indeed, both armies mistook their enemies for friends, and vice versa/After the battle I resolved to discard this flag and called for each regiment to procure Its state 'colors. This they .were, not able to dp, and I asked the-<armyifor'new>deslgns, Among those presented, one by General Beauregarcl was chosen, and I altered this only In making It square instead of oblong. This flag was after- 'ward adopted by the confederate armies generally, It was a Greek cross of blue on a red field, with white stars on the blue bars." This flag, by the way. was designed by a Colonel Walton, of Louisiana, and by him presented to General Beauregard, a flag this reply, Bft ftfS JM& t& ftM ft m leti Itr he draefM a queen (t -ahd hastened to an bid man* 6fofl flea* Washington, whet e Ihe yotlftf Widow %as Sojdlirftlfigi • " t . "Hold it ttftiil 1 wife f6f it," was his rifdef. ' , ' , . The flag Is now btt exhibition, grafce^ fully draped 1ft one of the Saitlni6fe street windows, and it td ejected that 1ft a short time the fomaficd Will fctilml- hate in a nuptial event that Will oeetif Uhdef- its folds, as the following dispatch is pasted on the glass it), front bf the flag: Washington, to. p., Match 28, ISsS, "Send flag April 16," E, d, HAftftlNGTON. The flag is of the heaviest silk, one of its characteristics being that the stars and Stripes are WoVen Into It Instead of being sewn in> the Usual way. A Bill »f tit*' s The field at Shlloh. This letter Is written on the great battleground of Shlloh, wHtes an Ohio veteran. I spend the day and one night In "tenting on the old camp-ground." Great changes have occurred since Afci-11 6, 1862. Shlloh church, on the old log structure, has given place to a large frame building, and near It a schoolhouse. 1 reachefl the church**just- aa school was dismissed for noon, and as the merry groups of children distributed themselves over the playground 1 could but contrast It with the whirlwind of bulletd and the hell-fire of grape that sweut over that ground twenty-seven years ago! Yes, right Where these bright boys and girls of Tcnnesrfoe were eating their lunch, on lees than an acre of ground, lay stiff and stark the bodies . 4 , *«.<»,.» of nearly two hundred men! I lingered b° disappointed. The' following scenes grand & i'lfldieimt afi ftftlfta plies fi was sit? bf Eetiafes, at Madho Ca§ Shaffila'fl Gal tilosfi te the PrffittS d! Wales* Senates), Will Olve iWsf'fliafieB ,To Night! fti Ntehtll 1*8 NlgfitW "tfaBaaa Mtisli fcoba" ¥he Most ffagle Drama af Othelld aad fiesdemeaa with' • Wonderful Scenes and Sceneries, Brill*' iaht Dresses and Ornaments, Genius Actors and Actresses. Gome One! Come Alttt Come SharpW aad See Young Dancing Gtfls with their Dance and tear theli* Attractive Songs; Gentlemen—Wlta dn» respect antt humble submission I beg leave to state that I have'taketf the contract-on, the ' instant, the piece chosen to be given Is Flshanai Hoah^Rttba. The last plot of this, play is taken from'Shakespeare's fttmons play of Othello, and I stand' guarantee that the play is a nice one and will be shown with the best scenes and scenery, made specially for this play,, never think to- on the ground until nightfall, and the moonlight threw ghastly shadows as It shimmered among the old oaks that surround the church. I could almost hear the tread of mighty hosts and almost see the phantom battalions of gray and blue; and thought: !"Where are these sorted lines? If the living of 'both armies could be gathered'on this field to-night, how many would wear the gray? How many the blue?" Alas! the survivors of Shlloh have other decima- tions. Vlcksburg, Perryvllle, Stone River, Chlckamauga. Mission Kldge, Lookout and a hundred other battlefields witnessed the same flery valor and stubborn defense; so that It would be a thin attenuated line of blue and gray, and would not reach from Owl Creek to Lick Creek. I visited all points of Interest—the sunken road where Prentlss was surrounded, the "Hornet's Neat," where Tuttle and his Hawkeyea Immortalized themselves,,.and lastly the National Cemetery. It' Is beautifully'sltu-'i ated on a bluff on the right asyou come up from the landing, and so close to the river that you can throw a stone Into the Tennessee from the flagstaff. Boys, Shlloh is fast changing, and you would scarcely recognize any of the old familiar objects of interest. The disintegrating touch of time is destroying the old landmarks anu the Iconoclast of progress battering down many of the temples which,you have reared in.your meznqrtes. •;>.• ' ' In this play aro worth attentions and show the experience and, skill of the painter: 1. The scene of Durbar- fully decorated with chandelier* attdi other furniture. 2. The scene of Jungle- and a long- bearded pious man's coming out of the moon, and animal's grazing', In the Jungle and Othello's hunting- one of them down. All these sights; ,wo«ld be to attractive to make mention of. They depend on 1 seeing. 3. Tho scene of garden with' a bridge, therein, and a river flowing from below. A very beautiful sight Indeed'. Sweet and melodious singing of the birds in the garden. The nauoh: party is held in the garden, several dancing' girls charming the audience with their sweet songs and showing their best practice 'in the artvo*''' 1 ' 1 "" 1 "''' -" have 4 Wisp I4ttU> pot— My kitten is sick and I been trying over so bard to. her fake saqjo me,dlpine, but ipueii it. course not. nei'er take tppdioiuo wheu t;hoy siV* tl>at queer P th'owsht , WOAljd, itrsJlS tip, " ' Tlie 8ti»rry Messrs, Oehm & Co, have just completed a flue silk flag on a special order, to which }s attached a pretty romance, says Baltimore News, A few years ago, after the close of the war, a young man living In a suburb of Jios- ton, Mass., conveyed his Invalid sister to a hotel at Old Point Comfort, hoping the genial climate would aid In the restoration gf her health. The orphan children and only heirs of ft wealthy leather magnate With Interests 'n ,.tb.o - great tanperlcs at Salem $n4 leather,houses In/ jJdston,^ they had/-abundantv means... to entertain lix lavish style, and soon were the center of a social circle tit the noted resort. Among the most Intimate friends they won by tftelr hospitality was a Maryland elrl of much grace and beauty, who was the season's belle at Old Point, The yoijng New £Jnslaijder courted her assiduously, put, as she boasted that she was "a UJ$e rebel" ami "would never wed a Yankee," he postponed "popplpg of the question." However, before parting he frankly told her tlmt she had, stolen his heart and he would, never wed another. "If you pan fever J^ss the starry flag," were his part* Sng words to her, "I will fly tq ypu. from any part of the world." "I never can," Wfts retorted with Jaughter, Tears pas#ecl away. The young man's sister feept }n QOj-respQniJenqe with th,e ' ing J^ftrylapclev, and finally came news {tot sUe'Wft 1 * married, JJe literature, the resor.{ Q* the Commodore Worry and .Toiof Hermann. Eight years ago New York city went wild over little Hofmann. He created an excitement the like of which we did not see until PaderewskI appeared here In 1892. He was such a little fellow that it seemed almost as though he could be carried away In the pocket of a. great coat. He was only 10 years of age, but he played the piano marvelously. Gerry 'tried to stop his playing In public, claiming that It was injuring the boy's liealth. The father said: "But what am I to do? I am poor, and I am earning this money-to complete'.little -Josef's education." Commodore Gerry then said: "Will you take him olf the stage for six years If you receive money enough to support yourself, his mother, and him, and to give him the best Instruction for that length ot! time." , The father replied that he .would gladly do so, and Commodore Gerry within a week raised a sum of money sufflr elent to yield a'yearly Income of $5,000. This he placed In the hands of trustees, who were bound to remit to- jMr. Hof- inann in quarterly sums for six years, The lad was taken back to Europe, became the favorite pupil of Rubensteln, and only a few weeks 'ago appeared again In public, justifying by his playing the highest promise' of -his boyh'ood* days,—Philadelphia Press. 4. Washerman's scene— a river flowing by—two asses with a big bundle of clothes on their back—Washerman's joke with asses, A very comic and laughable scene. 5. Tragic scenes toward the close of' the drama will be so> effective and' touching tho spectators shed tears— Othello's going with a 1 sword drawn and burying with-.anger near,- the. bed of Desdemona, her'appology and last words are very heart rending—her sighing and agonizing a painfut sight.* To be followed by a very interesting and laughable farce of chunyan and munyan. I promise to show more than I have written in this program. Yours faithfully, Shaikh Abdul Gani, Contractor. AN INFERNAL. MACHINE, kittle would hairo b,l$ of a. bitten |j$jiJ>J9 Needles have never been supposed tp be hereditary, but a recent case reported by a physician of eminence offers undoubted evidence to the contrary. A lady accidentally rar» a needle Into her foot thirty years ago, and it lay apparently dormant In her system for so many years that its existence was almost forgotten. In 1878 she was married, and a year after the birth of her Infant daughter the needle made its appearance in the Infant's shoulder. There could be no doubt that It was the original needle by which the mother had been attacked in }860, for It was of a peculiar anil now obsolete pattern, wid the mother distinctly remembered that needles pf that pattern were Jn use at the time of her attack. There can be no doubt that the Infant Inherited the needle from her mother, and that hence-, forth physicians' will expect to find a natural te^dCQQy to needles in the tls» sues, As It is'asserted'thftt*peQnjle\wJ>o have died from needles, although there are very few »uch cases on record, the insurance companies will doubtless add. to tjie questions which they put to can* didates for insurance; "Did your father or niQther ever swallow needles, and, If BO I»PW wnyi and of what kind- sewing, darning pr carpet?"-^-PearsQn's Weekly. It In Sent to a Clrl Wltli the IBVldoat • I'urpouo of Injuring .Her. An infernal machine was recently sent to Miss Gertie Spicer, of Guy, Wash., which came near ending that young lady's life. The machine was cleverly constructed of a cigar box,containing a block oft' wood' bored full of holes, in which six tin tubes, in appearance not 'unlike shotgun sheila, had been placed, the -tubes being connected by a groove ln>tho bottom of the box, and tubes and grooves being filled with gunpowder, the- other spaces of the box being filled with cotton: saturated with acid. To explode thla a cap was placed on the end of a naj|, the trigger being to> spuing on raising the lid, "it first havliig been sec through a small hole in the' oud of the box. The box also', contained) two 38- callbre pistol cartridges;, but these failed to explode. The package was sent through the mails and when Mien Spicer got it from the ppstoffice at Pullman she was somewhat auspicious of its appearance, and thought that per-' haps some woujd-be Jokait had: enclosed In the box a toad with> ttve- intention of frightening her. Her' suspicioo of probably saved her lifty-for sbe put box down on tho sidewalk and raised the cover with a stick, As saou as the cover was raised wr inch QV twg an ex- pjo.gion occurred wbigHisho^ th$ buildings, but Mias Spiben was wot seriously, hurt, A disappointed' lover tj» thought to be responsible' f«p- the- •siiii»}aQ\is at* ' te»pt at raurdeci. On the ftv«- lower rope, Recently tsn«' Be'lgftw* made a fi'e^hi cQ*i<»83lop. in Fop J« Joho foully. P£ NO- 85 styeet, was arrestecl ' last night fey Deaplalnes street affloer pfl a pharge,H preferred! by hta wife, Scully sai4 yesteVd&y morning Her too|$ offense at something obtain a ticket available- for one to travel ovej? tUe «pMr«'»y8teffl |o> fortnight. y«r |eqc« haW as muck agaia t cjn, Wilson |ftjterfer«4 MP-PU Wl?) behalf, ,8 toggle p.Qwe|i\ed. world » forgettjnf h,ls yo.w "tp He }jau,ji$e4 ,Q}4 after of te eyes

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