The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 22, 1896 · Page 3
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;; r 'i^' j ^ t _ ^ v-..,.-..',.,". /. .. .".'n,^'* * > ^ *f f t-ef r«ift if-crtw ft' lioti tti'de by !ti6«ftiS6 ift this "f his is vi ry wlcfced !n cried tJttillftttniej ta a ISne'.' . **lt is not th6 cdwl • thai makes} the* ffiaf-j &fad a silk drfesi that I fefibw! n6t liftigd into the oeeaft td sarei the iAjtro* tifre*tlo*-*-t}«>**e*»#d*d Stiitttloil*---Cai-i! el dfciWSr*d to ih'S I ^^s^^^^^^^s PRESS /iSSOClAtlOH. CHAPTER IV.— (CONTINUED.) iMomtinc R-Ucssoil rightly that the foiled child hesitated at the sight of old dross, more faded , than ever the salt Water of the day before, sho understood her hesitation hout, however, feeling o,ny resent- fnt. Tho humblo little donkey aver found herself suddenly elevated Ithe rank of a heroine. The elegant Hies and gentlemen pressed around r, each haj'ing, 'a kind word, ffedame de Sorgnes loaded her with "posses. Maritza reproduced on a Jiniaturo scale her mother's splendid feauty; the samo^ hair, the same>eyes, |o same complexion, tho same per- ttion of linos, oven tho -sam6uncon- Jous stateliness of an idol, ignorant practical life, and fully per- faded that the world was creat- onlv . to sf.rvo and adore icn "IT IS ALL EIGHT." Vcrv small and very delicate, this tty little mother bad still tho air manner of a young girl; every one c her for her children's elder sis• A native of Smyrna, of Armenian ieent, like all the women of the east, to marry .very young, she was a wife 1(5. Her character was that of the of jher race—weak, in.^ent, occupied with the care of prniug her beautiful person, her iin somewhat dulled by the use of Irkish cigaret, nevertheless willful, jpimsical, extravagant, but suscepti- on occasion of enthusiasm, of Situation even. Certainly, brave |le Tiomane never thought of receiv- rowurd lor an act of humanity, lich to her generous nature seemed |y trifling. That same day about sun- -STiomane bad just put Grise in the |ble—an open carriage,drawn by two endid bays, stopped at the door of wretched hut which our young 3ine,called homeland Madam de rgnes, followed by her two children, rhtod from it, Seated near the fire, |ere the supper, a cabbage soup, was [>king, the mistress of the hovel, be Jean, was fondling bee baby Hie two sturdy urchins of 5 years of age were play- in the middle of tho room Jh some potato parings. Tiomano lighting a smoky kerosene lamp, j'e great lady started on entering i wretched abode, and looked as if were about to retreat, Tiomane, jazed at the unexpected honor, Istened to offer her a rickety chair, iich the elegant visitor refused, jjjre Joan, quite stupefied with sur- Js.e, did not stir, In his- frank, jish way, Guillaume broke the jfkvvard .silence, telling Tiomane at, on their return from their after- Ion drive, his wother wished to come . \Q pay a debt, f We o\yed jou a visit, little donkey- |ver," lie said gaily, "and we bring <a &9\ivenir, Here is a savings book. Sister; Yiotojre has de- sited P^QOO francs, given .by her |rnma, in 1 y'qur ntpae J»-day, §9, my pd little girl, when, ypu are old jugh to, think of a husband, you bo considered a great watch in i village; you will have a fine mar» £e portion." ' -• .. • , jfhe heart is an, incomparable master IJittle , l*iom.ane s vip» |tiy agitated, took the bopk from 1 ' the sjpi}ij}£ bpyi with' , , ,. . jdjing the Y?$ue pf the t, but fully 'appveoiatiog thp kind :flw;4eitoapy <?* of stood 5e.emjng'ta ' them 10 drat ;pp- i^oiM'^Mtfi?' ji'TirlilnK'^nnnwfoi'l S'Hr.iiWrr" fTM<V_< the little dbnkey drive? t9 the cottage. Madame do Sbrg&es inftde her 1 talk, laughed athefsifAngep&tois* and dajr by day bedaine hiofeabd ittote interested in this Unconscious misery which the little one, courageous and devoted as she was, bbre without Complaint. One afternoon the thfee\ children were lufaching 1 on the terrace, while ,GHse, unhar- nessed, was strutting about in the sand) enjoying her freedom. Madatne de« Sorghes, smokihg cigaret after cigaret, amused herself in cramming her protege with dainties, while tCio- mane, still timid, felt obliged to ro strain the gourmandise of her healthy young appetite. As she was eating a bun with evident enjoyment, her arms suddenly fell with a gesture of terror, and her sunburned facts turned purple. She had just recognized Pore Jean, her master, who was passing ;the cottage. He was coming home from fishing, his net almost empty, and he was evidently in very bad humor. Tiomane tried to hide, but it was too late; the fisherman had seen his little servant, and he stqpped and reproached her harshly for her idleness. Guillaume interrupted him. "It is'all rightist is all right! I tell you. " We pay you for the time We keep your donkey," and he flung' one hundred sous at the peasant's feet. The man picked them up eagerly, apologizing for his rudeness, and went on his way. This little incident decided Tiomane's future. Madame , do Sorgnes, exasperated at the peasant's harshness, applauded her son's act. With this increase of pity, an inspiration came to the great lady. Why should she not adopt this poor neglected child, whp seemed so worthy of a better fate? Was not this reparation incumbent on her—a debt—a duty? And what a pleasant duty, to take the uncomplaining little Victim from her tor- men tors. To Sister Victoire,, who had become a clearly loved friend, Madame de Sorgnes unfolded her plan; she wished to make her work complete; her gratitude knew no limits. She wished to adopt Tiomano, to educate her .with her own daughter, and to provide for her future. But if the consul's beautiful wife intended to take the role of a fairy godmother, she did not propose to give herself any trouble about it, bvit simply to raise her magic wand \vhile peacefully smok- 'ing her cigarets, reclining on a sofa. Besides, no one was so well : fitted as Sister Victoire to make all necessary arrangements. The only difficulty in carrying out this benevolent scheme was that of obtaining from the officials of the orphan asylum at Boulogne the transfer of the child,' already apprenticed to Jeano Bousquier, to the caro of the rich and powerful Madame do Sorgnes; ' the result of the negotiations was, however, a foregone conclusion. In a few days a touching scene took place between Tiomane and her benefactress. The "OFFEBEP IIEB ASSISTANCE." latter was in possession of the written consent of tho officials of the asylum,' together with the most minute information with regard to her little pro- tege, whQse real name was Armando Laurin, Her father.a professor of mathematics at the Lyceum of Boulogne, had married a young girl without fortune/ He bud died two years after his marriage, In $ few inpn^hs consump* 'tion, Jiad parrie'd qfj the grief > stricken young mother, and tl>? infant, without relatives, without any resource wbnt- ever,bad been received into the asylum by the'gpod Sisters pf Charity. Madame 4e Sorgnes, taking the little orphan in he? arms, invite^ her to conje an,4 Jive with' her always 3$ a sister to .Gvtil- iaume and. Marina. ' Tiopvane >VR§ speechless at tye vision pf eueb an yn* drpamed-Qf happiness, anj }J wja,s* a, pleasant tajk fpp the fairy godrnfithey to epfiyjno'e the poor Jjttle R»e that it wak m 4 r e» m i J>Wt a. delightful pealjtv, All the, a,rr#nge'm.e,n.t,S wer' ' ladked witn keen Intel-eat; at ,thg gefsofa so- Severely febuked.l Mademoiselle temteeline Pascal^ i Mafit2a's governess, was about 40 years' of age. Tall, thiii, lihenomenaliy ugly t her angular face Was nevertheless intelligent, and not without distittd- tibti. She laughed ah aftected little laugh at the noble hearted boy's-reprl* inafid, and fixed on the fi-ightetied little gif 1 the steny stare of her ag* gtessive gfay eyes, ; Tioraahe felt her heart sink with a presentiment of sorrow, but Guillatime put an end to this paihful scene by seizing her iti his arms .in a brotherly way, and saying in a reassuring toft e, "Don't 'Worry about it, Tiomane. Mamma will buy everything for you in Paris. Fine clothes are plenty there, and you will soon learn to Wear them ptoperly." Dinner was announced. He drew her gently into the dining room, and placed her at his side at tho table. Jt seemed to Tiomane that an extravagant dream had suddenly transported her to a fairy land in which she felt bewildered and lost, In the midst of numerous distinguished guests, she looked around in a soi't of stupor, not daring to 'eat. Her keen intelligence gave her the perception, rare indeed in a child of her age, of the 'immense distance which separated her from v this refined and brilliant society. It terrified her, However, her friend and neighbor, Guillaume, continued to show her the most thoughtful attentions. It was he who served her, for he know that she would not dare touch the dishes presented gravely by the white gloved butler. At dessert there was a second altercation between the impulsive, generous hearted boy and "Mademoiselle," as every one called the governess. In the course of the conversation Mademoiselle Pascale said, "Oh, I told you it was imprudent to let the children go alone, I expected some misfortune." "Ah! Mademoiselle," Guillaume replied, "no matter what the weather is, you are always predicting a storm. " "Guillaume!" . cried Madame do Sorgnes severely. But the rebuke was so 'well merited that she could not repress a slight smile, which was seen by the governess, and again Tiomane saw the look of hatred in the stony eyes, which seemed to impute this new disgrace to her. . All the habitues of this hospitable mansion had met to do honor to the last hours of Madame de Sorgnes' stay at Berck, As may well be imagined, the little' donkey driver's wonderful good luck was the principal siibject of conversation. In the chaos of these new, strange impressions, Tiomane ''elicited one idea, which was to bo the point of departure in all her appreciations of life. The circle of children" formed a mimic court around Guillaume; and Maritza. Tinder the empressement of 1 this little .: we>iid was seen: the servile admiration of children of a larger growth, and the son and daughter of the consul-general of France, surrounded by princely luxury, enjoyed -an undisputed sov- erignty, and had flatterers already. Elli, tho wife of Kifos, a young Greek of about '30, :clad, in'the fashion of the women of Asia Minor, in- a flowered skirt, a chemisette of sillc under the short vest embroidered in silver, a red" cap with a Long bluo tassel, under which the heavy braids of her black hair rolled, conducted Tiomane to a beautiful, sleeping room and undressed her. But the little donkey driver found the proffered aid hard to accept. Like everything else, riches and luxury naust have a novitiate, (TO BE CONTINUED.) STEVENSON'S APVENTURE. How the Novelist Curae Near Being Put Off a Train for Smoking:, During his last visit to this country Robert Louis Stevenson escaped a very unpleasant experience and never knew it, according' to a story told in Harper's Weekly, A journalist, who knew Stevenson "by his published portraits, entered a railway car at Long Branch, and saw the famous author seated in a corner, with a black square box on'the opposite seat and a rubber tube dangling frpm it. Tho conductor knew the journalist and said to him, ppinting to Mr, Stevenson: "J'tn going tp put that man with the long hair off the train. He is smoking, I askect biro not to, but he's been at it again while I've been out pf the car," »'He is npt sjnoking," said the journalist; "that is some device fop carrying . medicine, JR the form pf a vappr, which -,het inhales i B big lungs, He is a»%*|rjdr That'W~-Bobert Louis Steyen'son". j h"e"novelist, *'* ''-- "•-' The conductor seemed interested, but only for » miButet >f l dpn't care, 1 ' sai<J'« he, "Jt clpesp't jna'ttev who he is, I call it smoking, aud he's been . , The journalist tiled another ta,ck, , Mpi(i,,ypu eve,r read 'Ki4;nap»ea?' he .asked, "If aw," said the, conduct??, "Idop't care what be is; he has got to obey the rules." The jaupplistj persisted «tp$ ypu eyei; read , M Treft6]jrg Jsland?" , : . 'JNa^y," &»$, the oQn.gu.Qto.y, I reafl jay, ^pv^lg; they a/e fill, Mm;$&,\ Ife'toft #taft wy» ••that man is a dandy, ain,t ho? lie can It toe defend^ th$ feUlttt to & bo&f d of cotttfol 1 ttkms, favors & ViHitllnf tffiti£uty &nd ulity" fJrhiO'hft, l^eaerll to Crowded ihStd'tuittonfc, fesks fof MHhfnea't of & 'board Of ip&rdohst, _ ,thc «re6tidft of & kbit* t^tofflnMd^ peeta that tfc« do&fS oi the 4«SHi_. t of the feetoliB-Jnitodied 'be Otxeined t6 the <3«Vetti&r" Jaekfcttft 4ft opening hW s^pft pays a cTotriplteien't t6 the state oflfoaitt,, w'.» Sft imports are spoken of o9 c^ftbal'nilttg the record of duties faitih-" fully performed and refledtdhg credit oil • Itdi* state. T'he popUlatHon of the eibaite from the census of 1895 is placed at 2,6S8,lS9, of which there is a tfeU-sus- talnlh*: population Of 1,1G9,8GO, uiport whdcfh resits the rsBponeitolHty of so* ol'ety end t'h« ma,lMenia.nice and proper care oif ibhe deipendemlt cl'isees. Among these classes .are menWoned the ailffererJt steite toBtltU'ttons, with -the populaftkwi of teach, and itdne government Of all of 't'h«on> is o6mm.erJted on in ihlighly favor-Aibls tsrmis^> * -~. • - • "It has" been proposed'to change -this present form of govetmnetti fpr that of a slnigple 'board of control. I believe terests o>f these Institutions, it Would be ian experiment •fraugihit "with Injury (to the staite ito pi-ace ten millions of property with a million 4nd 'half «un» nual expenditures thereon, In. the hands of 'three or five persons, who, from the very nature of Ithin'gs, have never had experience in- the control'of other' than small properties or the handling of other than small amounts'of money. A board possessed of the 'highest ability to govern t'he State university da lliabla to have i the least ability dn managing ithe tftate penitentiaries or the hospitals tor the Insane. "Under the present management tho state Institutions of Iowa are recedv- Ing the. highest 'builsness ability attainable and aJt a nominal cosit. , "They are governed not only by tfliie application of good 'business principles, tout by thait wMioh is equally as valuable, the application, of itihe principles of sympaithy an!d love dHotated by able and representative men and women who are members of 'the Rovcrnlng 'board,' and who are giving ibhelr best energies, their best abUltil«e to Ifche sltate." It Is shown in the fulflllmisnit.^ Its duties the executive council becomes ftumilHar with (the neoess'l'tlies oit the state tiw-IKituitkms, and .Is able :to Intelligently Judge of the amounts which the general assembly should appropriate for thelrl support. "I would recomm'end thaA the executive council t>e required by law to vlsllt caah sbaibe InstiJtuitllon-at leiaslt once during the WennJal period, and, jointly, with the governiln'g iboa.i"d, ito tmveatlig-ate the financial con'd'ltloms, -cowiOder ; ; lthe appropriations to b» ; aaked';for, and that the executive counic.'!! bo furiUh.er required to report to the general assem- Wy, making recommendail/ons 4or the tipportloTiment of aipproprtotlons to each. insUltutloni. This recommendation [13 not made with tihe vtew of dilspensdng wiith the visiting committee of the general ossemlbly, which is BO well calculated /to ferlng the law-makers of the Btaiteto closer sympiaithy with t'ha alms, desires and necessities of the various Institutions." Commenting on the wealth and progressiveness of ibhe staite, ihe>r freedom from 'the demoralizlnwr anid emtoarrass- ln« influentees of a great city, the gov- trnor calls blue *utter.i'.'lon of the legislature ito it,he Immecijaite needs of the BtaJto I'nstitu'Wonsi. "Our Institutions of learning are un- iLble Ito me'eifc ',bhe demand. Our hoepiltals tor 'the inDane are crowded, and a. large humbor c(f Inmaites are slsepllng on temporary icdtfl, •nihWe many cases, that give to'p:>fu'l evidence of flnail r&atoraitlon to feason under ibhe proper medlval treatment of a state 'Institution, are sent back to the' county poor houses, where, , Without .med'lwl abtendance, they are eonfiUgnied ito 0, hopeless exjlstence. The 'Instl'tutHon for'feeble-mJlnided.-ls.dolnK its grealt work under unfavorable clrcunv ttanoeis owing ito its veuy crowded con- aitlon. T'he soldilers 1 'home bais been obllgied ito close 4ts doors to 'over three hundred needy and worthy applicants, fiurlng the last t'hree months. In short, not one of our great 'Institutions is a'ble to meet its iramed-teite and growing de- tnn/nds," An increasilng itopulaitlon neoess'ttaiteig the expenditure of more money dn oar- ryilng on the> "Business of the sltaite cwid colleablona of revenue from 'taxation have 'been hard. In many cases millions Dt dollars worth of property la so a)a- aess^d itho-t the state secures from it practically wcitbing. "I am wot in favior of ralslnfe 'the.In- creased revenue which the requirements of flue sba.te denua'tid by Irtoreasinig' the burdem o£ any taxatton on any property fclh'at Js noWv paying its due prpporttou' ol public cxper.ees, bu.t I am In'toyor of ft law tha,t 'will pu't -upon the assessmewt rolls 'hundreds oif miUlona of proiperty thfUt In tho past has escaped paying }ta just share of 'bsuca-tkro, it is a notorious fact bliiit for all these yeara under our peculiar law, millKons of doWa-rs of p^BQ^a} aiid other property livas evaded tha4y se>3 or, thereby d'&priving -the state of o.'r4g'ht« fuj revenue and unjuntly distrl'buUnig 1 tihe burdwn of t)aacfl,t}oa, This Bltuatton to n«t " unifp/tupiate, bult Jt la unbusinesslike la-r* n» giood reasons why the ... . „. .,«wst wi'puW ppt tn,K!reis«i? }ts rev- ewe, as seyepaj of ew sister elates hp-ve oonii)8.Ti6ei8, «nd by levylne upon, o?l' 1 infowttewoe,. Iji^ssa the s>t^«. qt d««*t liiMfte IS Bafiy paMaf t th.4 Iff "it la of l»wa of oVftf Up6h ftnd,th« ftfdvidlllf fdf- 6! a.tt officer" wteft tfeS State* with att ttiSfl thOuaaRd dtiiiarS yeaf in taa4n.tttihlhf eighty^v* im* ldeJies 1« in ka df ath«f .bordeflHf 8tate« t f h# bfUWded fedftdl- .tlofl of Oul" h6StSltaUi is JUcH lhat BSV» fefttl tinted ft .yA4f the dld«f ft.hd lees iHoUfelUl'patteiitS »U«t faft fetUrfled tb the coUhtlda-ffoai whidh th*y.6amd to .ftmke room, for ttoo. tnore feoelit ahd, more hopeful ottiea. Mahy of these- State pa,tlehta ar« chronic casea-^haVi- Ing the least hoipe of reo&very-ttiaisy of thie-hl having fc* years been. Wander- lea's and trtimpsx and yet tinder our present system, they rest Secure In the accommodations and comforts of t'he state hospitals, while citizens of Iowa 'are turned out a.nd eomslgn'ed to the county hospitals and poor houses." In view of the crowded condition of the hospitals for the Insane, Governor Jackson recommends the appropriation of a> sum sufficient for the completion of the north wing of thie Clarlnda hospital, and that the appropriation for tile hospital at Cherokee '!>» Incre&Sed to $100,000 per annum for '^89fi and 1897. The location, near the center of the state, of a colony for epileptic classes, Is deemed wise. "I have In mind 1 a, "poor feeble-minded youn«: woman, wihoM the laws of Iowa had failed properly to protect because she was past 18 years of age and the doors of the state Institution were closed— drlifiblng aibout In society— an easy victim of criminal- Intent— whose jousr- neylngs through counties of our state can' be 'braced by her unlawful progeny of Imbeciles and criminals, several of 1 whom are already Inmates of state In* BtltUitlons and a permanent charge upon society. The scope of the magnificent 'Institution ait Glenwood should be extended t>y the openJnpr of Its doors to those of all.aiges, 'by the purchasing of additional land W necessary, by the There la four «one}^erjDtion, §reijit}ejn*n of the 5 sn «ral wsenubJly, « question i^pon wWoli your predece«sior» 'have •hesitated to- BK&, Our system of taxation ja, and fpr y^ftrs Jjoa •baepi, Jneaultsibl* &H4 uoiust, It is ft process wibteh eseks to ' of tt»* Stwta by _ _ of additional cabbages as, re- qulr»-d. and by colonising ias rapidly as possible these classeo of unfortunates." Oompllim'erita.ry mention of the principle applfed to the miajniagemenit of the hospitals' for ;bha tosaine by the creation- of -tihe stlaite vlsl'tonig comm>l!btee da, made, and at la recommended t'hat the field of usefulness of the comniillbtee'-be extended so as to 'Include the tnispection of the school for the ifeeble-mlnded, tihe poor houses ooid county asylums where dn- eane are kept, aaid r the city and county jails. The governor says: ~ "Boys from ten-to .ftfteen years of aige are placed In the • same room wl'bh drunken and Irapdened orlmilnals. Youwg frlrls and women are placed dn rooms In close proximity to .those oc- cuplled by men. I do not believe t'hat the state of Iowa will 'have fully met the measure of d'ts responsibility upon thils Important quiesblon, affedblng tho moral and general welfare of the people, unibll the 'eye of the state looks drtto the cells O'f theee prisons, into the wards o-f t.hs county roor 'housas and hospitals, end scans closely the acts of tbe of- flclals and employes." > "Ex-convict" is frequently applledto many a worthy'young man or woman who, after having served a term in the penitentiary for some small crime, i's vainly endeavoring to again secure public confidence and esteem. To aid these persons to lives of good, the governor asks that an institution to be known as the State Reformatory be established, where "first ofteders" between the ages of 15 and2 2, whose sentences do not exceed two yoa.rs, are to be sent. The institution should be-an intermediate one, between the boys' and girls' reform schools and .the otate penitentiaries. TO relieve tne executive of a great task and permit Mm to turn his atten-' tlon to mabters otf importance to the state, the creation-of a board of parole 'and pardons Is presented to the general assembly for Its consideration. The governor claims at least of being con.' vinced that by the wise use of,the parole system at'least two- hundred young men, now Inmates of state prisons, can be reclaimed' bcx society, and in this con ne-otlon he aidds; "The economy to the s'tate in having the support and encouragement of two hundred additional good citizens, rather than expendtaf its resources and energies In fighting 'two hundred bad clti. zens, Js 'beyond computation, 1 ! Quotation la made of the reco'mjnen- dation of the state treasurer that the law be BO amended as to permit ofr warrants for tha support of the state Instltvilbns 'being drawn from fifteen days to one month later, in order to' enable the treasury to accuinulaW, funds at thoise- critical periods, The governor takes up the ijudgel in favor of th« erection of a hospital at the, Bol* diers 1 home at 'MarshaUtown, He rec-; ommends that the support fund" of ?8 per month for 6ach inmatp of th« Boys' Industrial school be increased to $10, The reports of the adjutant. general, the dairy commissioner and the flsh commissioner W mentioned as worthy of consideration; '"Phe toit'al number of government pf- mtts w Mcen&es Issued by t>lre revenue <w» pj.rt'nxmt of the United Bta.t«w tiff th<? state otf Jolwa for bhe yeiar coTTWi'ewanB .July J,1S93 and eniinK Jtine 90, 1894, .whloji tor ogwve.ndence I wtU heraflter d«s'.gTia*o aa the last year under st«ite wW'a prphd- Wtlon, was 09?. The tobal nuinbor of gov- iiuiy W, 1895, whkti flop nate -as W»» flrtt,y«w was i?i5i The by counties <jur rows* i*w w«a enalng T, w?U ? mulct Bo<y«rnnwrt licenses th«t valdf Af tt nn)tt«at, t'he tobail net > t'hft flT.a$ year of " 'H> being tlSflai WlllWW J ti6ftS Held "The ye tilversarjc of 6W 8tatfeh<36d, half dintuttf 6f,itJ blfltttf lOWa hafl ffiadS-a, ¥ecbrd Ih th«anhate.el»fi&tic4^i&f of p, and this general a&He«bly;.9h6Uld -take 1 measured for & fitting" 'r^cosndtlo'ft' 6fi th« Ihljiortaht eVeflt, 1ft additloh..'t» any temporary ob'se^Vance of oiU" eettil* centennial which may commend ttselfj' to you, it would BseM jtbat thft 'mbst 1 eminently appropriate action would b» In the way of some dletlnctdVe leglsltt* tion looking toward the &rectton aftd' maintenance of a historical mueeutti or < memorial hall, which should 'be nbt only a perpetual reminder &f the gnreat*' ness of oUf state, but a permanent r&* posltory for the annals of Its past and future."^ • , ' A ^PERSONAL, ' Repfcsentative Miles Crowley of Tex- 'as is a genuine cowboy, and has dealt' with "bad men" In cowboy fashion. ' > ', In London the belief prevails that at an early date the Prince of Wales'- re- malnlng unengaged daughter will be engaged to a well-knownEngllah noble- ' man. '.'.'•* * ' , " •' •* ! """ >( Cf William T. Adams (OllVer.'Optl^'ls on, 1 ' a trip around' the > world, -going, to SanV Francisco and- there taking a Pacific, • ' ' Mail steamer. He expects to >returli in' about four monthe. _' ;« ' ' ; '.) '.*•' Rev.' Dr. Stalker of Glasgow says' that ^ gluttony Is the sin of this age, and'that^,, ^ with many it is not what is the hoiiri, ,. of work,'or hour of prayer, but what,is 1 ^T the hour of dining. - - ' ,.. e Souvenir cows are the-latest form ot> the craze. It originated with the'Bm- •prese of Austria, who 1 brings home a , cow from each place she visits—and' they are not mavericks either. ," '' • The Emperor of Austria smoker so- ^ called "Virginia cigars," which, being' ^ manufactured of the rankest tobacco at, • Trieste, have straws running,through. " them to make them draw^and are so t green that they have to" be'held In a flame for several minutes to light. Tehing-Tohang, who has just been V( appointed Chinese minister at' Paris; is ' a Catholic. His family .have' been,'/ Christians for upwards of two centuries, , and bis nomination is'said to be due to the Influence of LI Hung Chang, leader of the progressive reform .party-In 1 China. , ' • ' '• , • The rumor at Tale,Is that Prof. C. , T. Winchester of Wesleyan,"University,/ . •has been offered the Sanfdrd professor-' ,, ship in English literature at''Yale; ere-; ' • ated by the late Judge Billings of New • Orleans. The professorship has an en- * dowment fund of $70,000, and baa never; been filled. ' '...•.—--', GRAINS OF GOLD4 None more impatiently suffer injuries : , than those who are -most forward in doing them to others. * Wo are sent into this world to make it better and happier; and in proper- ,, ' tion as we do so we make ourselves , both. Concentration is the secret of strength.in poUtics,->in war, in trade-^-> " in short, in all 'management of human' affairs. > ' It has been beautifully'said that "the' • > veil which'covers the'face of, futurity;' • flras woven by the banfl of mercy," '• ••' • Take heart, all who toil—all youths' in humble situations, all In adverse c}r« • cumstances, and those who labor unap- ' predated. If % it be but to drive the'.", plow, strive to do.it well; if oply, tgt t gut bolts; make good ones; or to blow tbe bellows, ^eep tbe iron.'hot. li is at- >' tentipn to business that -lifts 'the feet;; ,upon the Jadderi i' , F< /" '' (viph to succeed is an element'in , every undertaking, witho.u£ dehievejnent ". ' tion to suoceea is th'i-mainspring pf -, tivitv, ,thf ; driving-whee,! O j /jn^usti-y, 'the spur to ,JnteUeetuaJ and moVft^JH^ al, enthusiasm to the m a»y, pqs,b 4 to the. tween a p'eppi^ who move aa a ,j " ft people wh'o s|an4 Hke a pool, W|T Teacher: f the . Ap ,«?ch8nge baa Bees Make, cell, • i artipje OB , t Tb«r'BWte - - ' •

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