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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 8, 1896
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af?,?• t ' _ i €*.. •*!: A i r ,. (fe- Cirtef it's tl'fc thfe teat damp haftds lafdnjfi it tits eyes Alt Ufa* tf&alaj at tHae* tfcefr - -^ to it thfe less- irritating on tfcat ac- cdoM? No, nor And he tan W« hattd through his half till it stood oft end. lie ahook with , ecctteatent a «* «P<*but*.on cheek, Aftd his hltten Up. 4«ly _ "Confound Bufford, and MS par- ettta, and hte ancestors! The to 0 ]**? him that can handle them," he added, After a pause, during which his friend Vincent curiously considered him. "It's you* own fault, my dear wild man," said he; "you are too lazy. Besides, remember these rfotiins, Triotivss-are in the air. inality Is only the art of catching eany worms. Why don't you do the things as soon as yon invent them?' "Now you talk like a bourgeois, like a commercial traveler," returned Esplan angrily. "Why doesn't an apple tree yield apples when the blossoms are fertilized? Why wait for summer and the influences of wind and sky? Why don't live chickens burst new. laid eggs? Shall parturition tread sudden on conception? Didn't the mountain labor to bring forth a mouse, and shall " . "Your works of genius not require A portion of the eternity to which *hey are destined?" .,,.»„ "Stuff!" snarled Esplan: "but you luiow my method. I catch the suggestion, the floating thistle-down of , thought, the title, maybe; and then l leave it, perhaps without a note, to the brain, to the subliminal consciousness, the subconscious self. The story grows in the dark of the inner perpetual sleepless souL It may be rejected b.r the artistic tribunal sitting there. It may be bidden to stand aside. I, the outer I, the husk-case of heredities, know nothing of it, but one day I take the pen and the hand writes It. This is the automatism of art, and I—I am nothing, the last only of the concealed individualities within me. Perhaps a dumb ancestor attains speech. and yet the Complex Ego Esplan must Jbe anticipated in this way." He rose and paced the lonely club .-smoking-room with irregular steps. His nerves were evidently quivering, -his brain was wild- But Vincent, who a physician, saw deeper. For an's speech was jerky, at times lie missed the right word—the loco- motor centers were not under control. "What of morphine?" he thought. -J wonder if he is at it again, and is to-day without his quantum?" But JBsplan burst out once more. "I should not care so much if Burford did them well, but he doesn't fcnow how to write a story. Look at the last thing of mine—of his. I saw it leaping and alive; it ran and sang, a very Maenad; it had red blood. With Mm it Jsrasn't even born dead; it *queaks puppetry, and leaks sawdust, and moves like a lay figure, and smells of most manifest manufacture. But I <an't do it now. He has spoilt it for-ever. It's.the third time. Curse him, and my luck! I work when I must." "Your calling is very serious to you," «aid Vincent lazily. "After all, what does it matter? What are stories? Are they not opiates for cowards' lives? I would rather invent some little instrument, or build a plank bridge end almost blamed, afcd thtn tft» ««Me changed at Men aentelice; he mouthed, hi* written tall: audibly; each thought was reflected In his pale, mobile face. He laughed and then groaned; at the crisis tears fan dowfl and blurted the already Indecipherable script But at ll he ros*. Btlft to every limb, and staggering. With difficulty he picked the unpaged leares ffom the floor and sorted them In due Wdef. He fell Into his chair. * v lt's goOd, it's good," be said, chuckling. "What a oueet devil 1 am! My dumb ancestors pipe oddly in tne. It's strange, devilish strange; man's but a mouthpiece, and crazy at that. How long has this last thing been hatching? the story Is Old, yet new. Gibbon shall have it It will just suit him. Little beast, little horror, little hog. with a divine gold ring of appreciation in his grubbing snout" He drank half a tumbler of whisky and tumbled into bed. His mind ran "My ego's a bit fissured," he said. "I ought to be careful." And ere he fell asleep he talked conscious nonsense. Incongruous ideas linked themselves together; he sneered at his brain's folly, and yet he was afraid. He used morphine at last in such a big dose that it touched the optic center and subjective lightnings flashed in his dark room. He dreamed of "At Home." where he met big, brutal Burford wearing a great diamond in his shirt front. tt "Bought by my conveyed thoughts, he said. But, looking down he perceived that he had a greater jewel of his own, and soon his soul melted into the contemplation of its rays, till his consciousness was dissipated by a divine absorption into the very Nirvana of Light When he woke the next day it was already late in the afternoon. He was overcome by yesterday's labor, and, though much less irritable, he walked _ _._ . . *• ii_ _ 1* 1— "111 do It, I'll & ft** he muttered; aid at ihe club the meh talked af»*tft him. "To-adita*,*- n*s said, aM them h» put it off., Me must consider the aft of it He left it to bourgeon in his fet* tile brain. And at last just as b£ action, lighted up .by strange 3AS1 BAIL IBTTEB. AHB edMME&f GP NATIONAL GAME, feebly. The trouble of posting hi; story to Gibbon seemed almost too much for him, but he sent it, and took a cab to his club, where he sat almost comatose for many hours. Two weeks afterwards he received a note from the editor, returning the story. It was good, but— "Burford sent me a tale wun tne same motive weeks ago, and I accepted it" circumstance, began to loom big befort him. Such a murder wduJd wake A Vivid world and be aft epoch lit crime. If the red earth were convulsed in war, even then it would stay to hear that Itt* credible, tftie atoty, and, Soliciting deeper knowledge, seek out the method and growth of means and motive. Me chuckled audibly in the street, and laughed thin laughter in his room of fleeting visions. At flight he walked the lonely squares near at hand, con- sidertng eagerly the tush of his own divided thoughts, and, leaning against the railings of the leafy gardens, he saw ghosts In the moon shadows and beckoned them to converse. He became a night bird and was rarely seen. "To-morrow," be said at last. Tomorrow he would really take the first step. He rubbed his hand and laughed as he pondered near home, in his own lonely square, the finer last details which his imagination multiplied. "Stay, enough, enough!" he cried to Ws separate mad mind; "it is already done." And the shadows were very dark about him. He turned to go home. Then came immortality to him in strange shape. For it seemed as though his ardent and confined soul burst out of his 'narrow brain and sparkled marvelously. Lights showered about him, and from a rose sky lightnings flashed, and he heard awful thunder. The heavens opened in a white blaze, and he saw unimaginable things. He reeled, put his hand to his stricken head, and fell heavily in a pool of his own blood. And the Anticipator, horribly afraid, ran down a by-street.—The Sketch. Tho Karalm Jews. The Karaim Jews number 3,000 ,or 4,000 and live principally in the Crimea, They speak a Tartar dialect among themselves, and ethnologically are much more like Tartars than Semites. Hail* fee** O*** Rasfc «*«* e*n* ot ill sumaiet. ftasie has bee* formed of the boaftTs d«isioii, tod de- Esplan smashed his thin white hand on his mantelpiece, and made it bleed. That night he got drunk on champagne, and the brilliant wine seemed to nip and bite and twist every nerve and brain-cell. His irritability grew so extreme that he lay in wait for subtle, unconceived insults, and meditated morbidly on the aspect of innocent strangers. He gave the waiter double what was necessary, not because it was particularly deserved, but because he felt that the slightest sign of discontent on the waiter's part might lead to an uncontrollable outburst of anger on bis own. Next day he met Burford in Piccadilly and cut him dead with a bitter "I daren't speak to him—I daren't," he muttered. And Burford, who could not quite understand, felt outraged. He himself hated Esplan with the hatred of an outpaced, outsailed rival. He knew, his own work lacked the diabolical cer- Their own legends, in fact, permit the assumption that they were Khazars and were converted to Judaism in the eighth century. Their form of Judaism differs from that of the 5,000,000 or more orthodox Russian Jews in rejecting the talmud and traditional theology altogether and confining itself strictly to the Mosaic revelation. It has been a favorite amusement with the Russians for generations to pretend the greatest admiration and affection for this obscure little tribe. Mme. Novikoff had her joke on the subject here in London when she gravely as- sure.d an Interviewer some years ago that there never had been a law of any kind issued in Russia against the Jews. WSiea this amazing assertion was questioned she. coolly explained that sha referred to the Karaim Jews, as in Rus. sia they did not consider the disciples of the talmud were Jews at all. Inasmuch as the Karaites constitute only a two-thousandth part of the Jewish race—if, indeed, it be conceded thai they belong to it at all—the insolence of the Russian attitude toward them is peculiarly exasperating to Hebrews in general and the spectacle of.their being brought forward at Moscow aa the sole representatives of Israel will smart and rankle just as the genial Slavonic character deires it should.-^. Saturday Review. HAHI.ES L. mef, the veteran catcher of the Cleveland club, was born March 23, 1369, at Marietta, ! Ohio. While a young man he passed an apprenticeship in a cabi^ net maker's shop, and is a practical workman. He first began to play ball with the Ironton (Ohio) club, in 1882, which was then one of the strongest amateur organizations in Southern Ohio. In 1883 he was with the Portsmouth team. He caught for other Ohio clubs, and finally got into eastern company, playing in the Hudson River league and with some of the crack semi-professional organizations of New York state. Zimmer's work first began to attract attention in the baseball world when he was a member of the Poughkeepsie club, of the Hudson River league, in 1886, taking part that reason in fortyrthree championship contests, and ranking first in both the batting and fielding averages of that organization. As a batsman he had a percentage of .409, and as a catcher his percentage was .976. His batting that year gaihed him considerable renown. It is said that he made more long hits than any other man who played in that league in all its history. In addition to that he -was then giving indications of his future availability as a great catcher. In' 1887 he joined the Rochester club of the International association, taking part with its team in sixty-four championship games. During the latter part of. that season the Cleveland club, then a member of the American .association, purchased his release from the Rochester club . management. Since then he has been identified with the Cleveland club's interests. In 1888 he took part in sixty-three championship games. During the winter of 1888-89 the Cleveland club resigned its membership in the American association and'joined the National league. In 1889 Zimmer took part in eighty championship games, in seventy-seven of which he pfficiated as catcher. During the brotherhood revolt in 1890, when the Players' league was formed, Zimmer remained true to the Cleveland club of the National league, although great pressure was brought to bear upon him to have him join the opposing forces; but he refused to listen to their overtures, and thereby maintained the reputation he had made of being one of the most thoroughly honest and conscientious players in the professional ranks. In'1890 he took part in one hundred arid twenty-five championship clAres that It is an He fatthw asserts that he will at home all the season. * be is backed by his father. man has said nothing except that it pleased him to know that the board upheld him in a single question of principle and discipline, the only issues in- TOlved in the Itnsie case. Several otters have been made for the big pitchef since the decision oi the league directors-including one of $12,500 from Washington-but to them all Mr. Freedman has turned a deaf ear. He says he would not take $25,000 for the player, as it is not a question of money but of discipline. lie passage* department .ef tfes Burlington ttout£ has issued^ftnd Will irtadly wail td finydiie tehd ^itt ask fb? it--a little booklet giving fall infoftns- tion about the treat way\ttt make the tour of Yellowstone Park ott & bicvele. there Is nothing nfcpetiniental abmt the idea, the trip has been made again and again-"-to the supfetne satisfaction of every one of the dozens of riders wh8 hate been bold enough to undertake it. the booklet contains a eood map of the paflc and also tells the reader what the trip costs, what the roads are like, What to take, etc, Write for a copy. J. Francis, General Passenger Agent, Omaha, Keb. A life of pleasure makes evea the strong-, est mind frivolous at last.—Bui wef. Arthur Fratoe for Irwin has every reason to feel pleased with the boys, because they certainly are playing up x> their standard, which is far above the second-division class. Irwin has handled the men admirably, and during, the time when they were in that fearful rut he refrained from crying "hard luck," as many men would have done under like circumstances. The only thing that the manager did pay was that with another good pitcher he would be right in it. As none of the band of young bloods coralled last winter have turned out winners some people are inclined to think that Arthur Irwin's judgment was not very commendable. But it must be remembered that all the young bloods except Flynn were- signed before Irwin became manager, and the latter was signed upon the recommendation of A Child The pleasant flavor, gentle action and ioothlag effects of Syrup of Figs, when in need of a laxative/and if the father of mother be costive or bilious, the most gratifying results follow its use; so that it Is the best family remedy known, and every family should have a bottle on hand. It is said that a good railroad locomotive will travel 1,000,000 miles before it is worn out. 16 TO 1 . __ «» • • — - • You Will Like Virginia. July 7 and 21. August 4 and 18, tickets will be sold from all points in the northwest over the Big Four Route and Chesapeake & Ohio railway to Virginia at one fare plus S2.00 for the round trip. Homeseekers should take udvuntao-e of this cheap rate to visit Virginia never has a perfect climate, cheap transportation, and the best markets in the world. Send for rates, free descriptive pamphlet and list of desirable farms for sale. U. L. Truitt, N. W. P. A., 234 Clark street, Chicago. __ _ _ _ Mrs. Mary Abair, a woman who never hod a headache, died recently at bt. Ignace, Micb. _ ] _ . "n rt"y rrr'd. No the rich farm lands. had a cyclone. It , Kestorer. J'reo*Str .alboul»and ff-atte ?'"•"• elous cures. Dn.KuSE.a31ArchSt.rUl.aJe.pUia.Pa. The engliflh language is spoken by only about 125,000,000 persons, while the Chinese is spoken by over 400.000.000. If the Baby is Cutting: Toetli, Be sure and use that old and well-triad remodjr. MBS, WIKSLOW'B EOOTHWO SYBCP for children ^eethlng. Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at band.— Carlyle. Hall's Catarrh Cure fs taken internally. Price, 75c. PITCHER RADBOURNE (The old-time favorite), pitcher Orth. Arthur Irwin, however, brought one man to New York, and although he is not a pitcher, he is worth a great deal to the local club, and It required considerable effort to sign him. That man is Dave Zearfoss, and it will not be long before he will prove to be one of the league's star' bank stops. A nail making machine produces as many nails in a given time as was formerly made by 1,000 men. _ • Coe's Is the oldest a^d best. It will break un a OoW Iquteta, than anything else. It la always reliable. .Try it. tainty of Esplan's—it wanted the fine phrase, the right red word of color, the rush and onward march of due finality, the bitter, exact conviction, *-„„,-. „»,,„ ,»-..,. the knowledge of humanity that lies c Q Barnes has a cat at his home in inheritance, the exalted experience 1 Jn Gola - en dale, N. J., which is suckling that proves received intuitions. He j three yo ung squirrels, which were was, he knew, a successful failure, and j Pussy's Happy Family. TALK IDEAL POPPYCOCK," across a muddy stream, than write the beat of them." Kspjan turned on him. pll, well," he almost shouted: wan who invented chloroform great, and the makers pf it are useful. Call stories chloral, morphia, bromides, if you will, but they give his ambition was greater even than Bsnlan'B. For he was greedy, grasping esurient, and his hollowness was obvious even before Esplan proved it with his wringing touch. "He takes what I have done, and does it better. It's malice, malice," he urged to himself. ' And when Esplan placed his last story and the world remembered only to forget in Its white-hot brilliance the cold paste of Burford's Paris jewel, he felt hell surge within him. But he beat bis thoughts down for awhile, and went on bis little, labored way. The success of this story and Burford's bitter eclipse helped Esplan greatly, and he might have got saner if other influences working for misery in his life had not hurt him. For a certain woman died, one whom none knew he knew, and be clung to morphine, which, in its increase, helped to throw him later on. It works as one who builds a dam higher and higher yet against the rising waters, and the near town. She also suckles one kitten, the others having been killed to make room for the squirrels. In That 'Day. '•''' Shade of the Period—"In your day, as I understand it, there was no glorious death except in battle," Shade of Achilles—"That is substantially correct. They did not operate for appendicitis then."—Detroit Tribune; Pessimism. The pessimist is a freak. Pessimism is the child of a day or a mood, : optimism is the great under current of human life. Pessimism is abnormal. It 's a disease of the mind.—Rev. D, H. Overton. ' •games, in all of which he played behind the bat. In 1891 he took part in one hundred :and sixteen championship Igames, and in 1892 he took part in one hundred and eleven contests. In 1893 he took part in fifty-five championship- games. In 1894 he ranked first as a catcher in the official fielding averages of the major league, taking part that year in eighty-eight championship games, with a percentage of .931. During the season of 1895 he took part in eighty-three championship contests, and ranked high in the official batting averages'of the major league, with a percentage of .336. He is a powerful batter, although not what might be called a safe and sure hitter. He is married and with his family resides in his own home at Cleveland, Ohio. His house contains many handsome articles of furniture, all his own handi^ work. A very rarely found bird, a white wild goose, was recently shot at Mathews, Me. The X.oalivllle'1 Hard Luck. one trouble that has caused nwhen"it might be better to use '" answered Bsplan, rudely, "In J aw I, « yo« BVW must come, And at last it did come, for Burford had two stories, better far tban bis usual work, in a magazine that Esplan almost loofeed on as bis own. They were on Esplan'B very motives, be bad them almost ready to write. The sting of this 'last bitter blow drove bim off bis tottering balance; he conceived murder, and Pl°« ed H brutaiiy, and iben gubtly, and became dominated by It, UH Wg Hie was the flower of the insane motive, Jt altered nothing when § reviewer ppiated put the clps,o ifi r* •?* _w_ 1 _ A — ^ _ — th6 tWO ""** ttM JspUw 1 *'.. beyQnjJ §H cavil, result and a force, talk ideal poppy SOME POINTED PARAGRAPHS. Stra'w hats show which way the mercury goes.—Boston Globe. A man's idea of a dull time is to play cards with women and nothing up.—Atchlson Globe., The hand that rocks the boat is the hand that is in & fair way to leave the world,—New York press. ' Every m^n, who makes a fool or a knave of himself hates the newspapers—Kansas Cjty Times. ' The Lord helps those themselves, That is probably the reason be is not more lavish witft bis vors.—Up4o*Date. The average theater hat is a bird (stuffed), ft ifcoJe lot ficiaj) a«4 a, blooming ine),r-L, A, ,W, B H }letia, scio,n,rpf royalty Insured, fo| ery fe»« amout?. Louisville to remain pt the bottom and that will keep the i~am there, unless it is remedied ia their weak hitting, and until there is an improvement in this department they are not likely to win more than one game in ten. In ail other departments the boys put up a game that will win oftener than it will lose. They make errors, but take desperate chances. Look at the fielding game put up by Cassldy since he Decline of the Pitcher. By the way, I was thinking the other day whether the pitcher has gone back as a leading player of a team, or if the public has come to notice the other players more, and not star the pitcher, as it did once. What I mean is this. In the old days of the National league at least two-thirds of the great teams made their reputations by their pitchers. For instance there was Providence, with Radbourne and Sweeney; Cleveland, with McCormick; Chicago, with Corcoran and Goldsmith; Boston, with Bond; Buffalo, with Galvin, and I might go on indeterminately and find others. The pitchers in all these teams predominated. You had a great deal more to hear about Tommy Bond than you did about the Bostons, I shall always believe that McCormick attracted more attention than , the Cleveland team as a whole. So it is true of the others. Now the pitcher is a factor, and is talked about, but not to the exclusion of the team, Young, in spite of the really magnificent work that he did in 1895, and Cuppy, as well, were known factors of the team, but their work did not overshadow the beautiful playing of the other members of the Clevelands. I think a team is not measured so much by its pitchers as it was five years ago. For much of that I believe is due the excellent team work that has been taught and practiced by Ed, Hanlon, John Ward and Oliver Tebeau. There are three managers, who, like. everybody else, would give a great deal to have the best pitchers at their command. Yet they always go into the game to win, not through the phenomenal work of one man alone, but by the combined brain work of every player who is signed for the organization. Teams under these men make runs, where teams under some of the old- time managers make nothing but dreary wastes, where you look for dividends. T, E, S. \fiil realize the greatest amount of good in tho shortest time and at tlio leatt expense by taking ^ Sarsaparitla The One True Blood Purifier. All druggists. 61. Hood's Pills are easy to take, easy to operate. BILIOUSNESS is caused by torpid i liver and produces headache, dizzi- iiesa, loss of appetite, disgustfor food, coated tongue, oonsilputlon. and bll- »t ious fever If neglected. A JPO8I- | I TIVE CUBE Is'found in *^ Dr. Kay's Renovator MRS. O, 0. THATEB, of Anita, Iowa, writes: "I have taken Dr. Kay's Renovator tor Conitlp»«lon mid BlIiIOUS*KS8 and it has glvon tho best of satisfaction. , Dr. Kay's Uenovator is sold by drufncbt* at , 25 cts. and tl.OO, or sent by mall by ttr, B. a, Kuy Medlciil Co.. Omaha, 1 Neb. Send stamp for FUKIS and a valuable booklet. DhtmonU Pitcher Flynn has been suspended for the rest of the season by tlie New York Clul? on account of insubordination. There is little kicking when' Lynch umpires. Nobody who has ever met Mm on the ball field can say that "talk is cheap, 1 ' We are told that Jqyce takes advantage ol every play as an object lesson to lecture his men on bow to play the Vegetable Sicilian HAIRRENEWER Will restore gray hair to its youthful color and beauty—will thicken the growth of the hoir— will prevent baldness, cure dandruff, and all scalp diseases, A fine dressing. The best hair restorer made. 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