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• '**y'3* -,!»' $,=• tt"-' ^ , ' - , I 1 ij5" i . •", ' .*• > I,"** *>"*»-]< y_ to 'f ^ Sj-v A. 1 *,. UPPEK DBS MOINBS! ALGONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY FEBKUAfiY ..««... ^^.^am^mn.a MffY WASHtteTON. OMLV SlSfEH t»P THE GREAT fcOfVJMANBEFL Bfcftfcttrnt inlptlof Mc<'<»raiioi«* In Ifrr nt Jftctlbrlckkto'urgi italic In SttJfph i>t Jin Khgliftji Prlnontr —lock* of V«(fl '«V " \ N the outskirts of the little town of F r e d e i- Icksbiirg, Va., stands a house of peculiar interest to all Americans. It Is Kenmore, the home of George Washington's only sister, Betty, which was built by her husband. Colonel , Fielding Lewis, to gratify the ambition she often expressed of "being mistress of a fine house." Few, if any strangers, visit Frederlcksburg without seeing this historic old mansion, which is considered the "show" place of the town. The interior of Kenmore is severely simple, but very imposing, and Its high sloping roof, tiny paned windows and quaint doorways, with huge bras? knockers, carry one back to a time now nearly a century and a half past. The doors are high and narrow, of elaborately carved oak. The first thing that strikes the eye on entering the small, square hall, Is a high clock of the kind popularly known as "Grandfather's Clock," which was once the property of Mary Washington. Interior of Komnorc. Few houses have such an extremely handsome Interior as Kenmore. The ceilings and mantels alone tire worth a visit to see, being the most beautiful of their kind In the state. The ceillng.- are stuccoed with raised plaster in elaborate designs of wreaths and garlands of flowers, sheaves of wheat, etc., and over the mantels are large ornate portrayals of the fables of Aesop, done In the same beautiful work. The one ovei the drawing room mantel Is said to have been designed by George Washington for his sister. We are told by an old chronicler that this ornamentation of ceiling and mantel was the chiet thing that pleased Mistress Betty Lewis in all her fine house. It was •the work of an English soldier, whc was captured during the revolution and sent for safe keeping to the home of Colonel Lewis, where he thus employed his time more profitably thai: most of the other English soldiers then in America. The drawing room, which is lofty and of unusual size, presents a faithful picture of the apartment in which the luxurious Virginian of that day liked to gather his family or entertain his friends. The high walls arc paneled to the top, the deen window: furnish seats almost as large, though hardly so comfortable as.fjirnichalrs.. and on the doors are immense brasf locks, containing keys of ponderous size. It would almost seem from these cumbersome locks which are found on so many old homes, that our forefathers were wont to have a sense of security in proportion to the size of Ihr 'locks on their doors. If this be so 'we cannot help thinking how very free from fear must the good folk of Keu- more have been. The drawing-room opens at one end on a massive stonp porch and on the other Into a smaller, but remarkably beautiful parlor, where we find again the same elaborate work on ceilings, mantels and walls. Crossing the halls, we come to the dining- room, the brightest room In the house, .and here George Washington often sat. drjnking a cup of tea with his sister, or attending as an honorary guest one of her stately midday dinners. Durinp Mothef 6f WdShiftgWfc." Ofi tig t^ | verse side is cat ih the atone, "fifected | by het GottntfyWomefi." Aft atausing Incident happened in connection with the latter Inscription. Affiofig the crowds of people who attended the unveiling of the Monument were many whose lives were,passed on farms in remote parts of the country, tine of them, an old woman, after giving a long, appreciative look to the monument, and carefully spelling over the inscription, fairly beamed with delight. "Thank goodness!" she said, "here Is one thing them everlasting city wo- ment ain't had a hand ih. Shows what country folks can do When they have a mind to!" t.iivlsh Hospitality nt keniuore, Kenrtiore Was always the scene of lavish hospitality, and within its walls were entertained many of the men who assisted In making otir country's history. In the spacious drawlng'rootn, In days gohe by, stately dames have PLANETARY i GOSSIP. cottrtsied low to their partners in the time-honored minuet, and coquettish damsels, in dainty short-walsted gowns, tripped gayly through the Virginia reel. These were the women who later became the wives and mothers of the heroes of the revolution. Most of the men of note of the time Just previous to the revolution, were received as guests at Kenmore, and during the war which ensued the house became known far and near as the abode of patriotism. Colonel Lewis, who was a man of prominence, and proprietor of nearly half the town of Krederlcksburg, was an ardent patriot, and though 111 with consumption (of which he finally died before the close of the war), managed to render much BSERVING high days, holidays and hlrthdays Is something of which a great Inany people are very fond. It has been said that need more holidays. Granting this, but there are many persons who never observe any, whatever they may be. There Is one day that Is full of sug- WHAT THE STARS SAY OF EARTH'S INHABITANTS. it Is n tlood fdfcn to t'onnttlt tiit> Aa- trolagttr When About to Ent«-r into Stntrlmony- AtifttrAi-si to ItfequMts— In- •ti-uctlom foi- Applicants to <So Uf> MRS. FIELDING LEWIS. (Only Sister of George Washington.) service to his country. When he became too feeble to go on horseback, he had himself carried in his chariot to the neighboring Court House, where he uttered patriotic words which, by reason of his prominence and popularity, had much effect on the young men of the surrounding country, and many were inspired by him to become soldiers. Portraits are still preserved of himself and his wife. It seems somewhat strange that gestions—a day so linked with the. history of our country that patriotic sentiments come to our hearts at its mere mention. Washington's Birthday ought to have a special programme of Its own. It would be an excellent idea to make It a history day, a stars-and- strlpes day, to hold meetings and festivals in commemoration of the great and glorious struggle that gave us our liberty. Every public school In the land ought to mark the event by suitable exercises. As the schools close for this day, why not make the afternoon previous a gala season, when the events of Washington's career may be reviewed, patriotic addresses listened to, suitable music rendered, and entertainments such as 'charades or -'plays 'appropriate to the time be given by the pupils? Make It a day to he looked forward to; a day of delight; a day on which the young and unfolding mind may grasp the Idea that such patriotism as the Father of his Country possessed is sufficient to make a name immortal. Teach them that love of country is one of the greatest of virtues, and that only by loyalty and fidelity to the flag and the great principles it represents can the men and women of the future hope to maintain that high position which the United States holds among the nations of the earth. And for the young people themselves who are out of school and just beginning the serious affairs of life, let there be old folks' concerns and entertainments, Continental parties, F PEOPLE should .consult an expert astrologer before falling in love, marriages would be more harmonious. The astrologer is often requested to compare the horoscopes of man and wife to find out the cause of the existing inhannony and assist in patching up their differences, etc. He often sees that Saturn in ohe Is afflicting the Venus of the other, denoting: that love affairs do not Invariably thrive well; yet improvement can be made from a better understanding of each, which can only be determined by the careful comparison of both horoscopes. It would be well to do this previous to marriage. Those wishing free character delineations from their zodiacal sign and ruling planet published Under their Initials, should send: Sex, date, month, year and place of birth, also the time a. m. or p. m. If you do not know the time of birth send two two- cent stamps for further instructions. If you prefer the delineation sent by mall send twelve two-cent stamps to cover expenses. "Address Prof. G. W. Cunningham, Dept. 4, 194 S. Clinton St., Chicago. I, S.i r,(.|'»y. III. According to data furnished the nod- ical sign Virgo, which Mercury rules was rising at your birth, therefore Mercury Is your ruling planet or slgnl- flcator. You are medium height or above; with slender figure: dark complexion, hair and eyes; the eyes have a peculiar brightness and quick restless movement. You are endowed .by nature with a kind and obliging disposition; you are kind to animals and humane in all things. You are very industrious and energetic; you make up your mind quick and every move you make is quick. You are too impulsive and if you will be a little more conserv- gfttodetn Caste) Modern Criminal—ttoesn't th6 iay I have a. right to be tried by my >eers? Lawyer—Certainly. I am arranging .o have yott tried by jury. Modern Criminal—Hang your idiotic Jury! I elect to be tried by a judge.— Truth. Mrs. Mbblns — My husband is a perfect brute. Friend — You amaze me. "Since the baby began teething noth- £MQfvt "liUM'g tor> many people ate let stinshlfte," afld waiting bbdy else to dd H. ' Many claim to be praying 'conversion of the world, who doing any thing else. Did. yoa *ver^ ktiow a dying find any comfort ih thiflking thaTn were hypocrites in church? "The Master has come, and is, Ing for thee," whenever you hsa a needy ohe who needs help. ' A blind man's opinion of th« ing would quiet the little angel but j Is based upon what he has Tei Bulling his papa's beard, and yesterday he went and had his beard sJiaved off," —Tit-Bits. Ilia Kxotise. "Hello, old man! I've-brought youf umbrella back at last. Awfully sorry to have kept It so long. I started out to return it a week ago." "Well, why didn't you?" "Why, man, it looked like rain." from the earth with his cane. The poorest people are toot who have to get much out of n those. who, get little put of iauch. The devil has an iron " th Brdwue—What! you and your wife aever quarrel? Jones—Never. Browne—How do you account for .hat? Jones—We don't live together. A Very Uood KCHHOII. "He got my thumb In his mouth and bit it severely, sir," said Mr. Cohen io Mr. Skidds. "Why did you not bite him?" "My religion forbids me to eat swine." every man who thinks more of saloon than he does of his home, The fact that the rum power is strong, is no reason why the Christ! should close his Bible and give praying. One reason why Solomon wrote many proverbs, was to give e young man some of the wisdom had given. him. (JoiidldomUon. First Burglar—We want to break it as gently as possible. Second Burglar—Break what? First Burglar—The window pane.— Ex. ~ • •- *r ""•>*•* ft'VLIIAIU*C;I 14 W1C\«U 11DVIY™ "i a ^ le rl e l " , t . h .l,°_ 1 i time costumes I ative you will find it to your advantage. FIELDING LEWIS. ^ "the,, Visit of Lafayette to Fredericks- to jneet Mrs. Washington, his 's mother, he too, dined in this , and It is said the gallant French, pjan expressed himself as being more " than charmed, with not only his fair but her handsome home. WJnu-0 Blary ' 09 the u.pper floor of the house or* the bedrooms, which are unusually 'Jai-ge and urjght, \ )U t Uie chief interest Jiertains to the one on the left hand of the corridor, Hero we ave told js the Jut which Mary Washington rast, This fact is not gen- known, as Jt is usually supposed 8hf 4ted IH her Q\vn more humble lay away. When she had ill with' an iucuj ., Pfrauadejj it ih,e lout )tew" weeks ' while more, probably, has been published of George Washington's mother •ind wife than of any other American .voman, so little should have been written of his only sister. Mrs. Lewis bore •i likeness to her brother so great that It was startling, and when, as was sometimes done in joke, a military hat was placed upon her head and a'cape thrown over her shoulders, it was almost impossible to distinguish between them. George Washington Parke Custis, in his "Memoirs of Washington," says that-on these occasions so strong was the resemblance that "Battalions would have presented arms and senates risen to do homage to the chief." in character and disposition, also, there was the same remarkable likeness between the brother and sister. UO*, 'Wasliln K t<m Gave tha Brlrto Away. One of Mrs. Lewis' sons, Lawrence, married Washington's adopted child, Kleanor Parke Custis, or "beautiful Nelly Custis," as she is known in history, the granddaughter of Martha Washington by her first husband, The wedd(ng took place on February 22 1799, the last birthday General Washington was destined to spend on earth and he himself gave the bride away.' Kenmore has passed through the hands of several owners during the last half century, and was at one time converted into a boys' school. During the civil war, when the town was bombarded by the Federal troops, the house was struck in several places by shells, some of which yet remain firmly imbedded in the walls, The present owner of Kenmore, a good old "rebel " often points these out to his Northern visitors and laughingly tells them to "notice the impression they made on the place the last time they were here." The house is now owned by William Key Howard, a well-known Marylander, who purchased it some ten or twelve years ago. He has had the spacious grounds put in beautiful order and the homestead itself carefully repaired, both inside and out, so that it Is now once more restored to its former beauty and stands to-day as proudly as ever, a stately reminder of revolutionary times and pf tlui dava of Washington, * of the days of Washington. Let there be sham battles, with snow forts, if so be it that snow is plentiful. And it would not hurt the elders to take a hand in this fray. It would warm up the blood, stir up the ideas, rouse the patriotism and break the monotony that too often settles over a middle- aged existence. There should be songs 3. ndf eastings, and dancing and rejoicing all along the line, and the assembled guests should thank heaven that such a man as George Washington ever lived, a man whom nothing could discourage, a man who, through trials, disappointments, vicissitudes, treachery, ingratitude and persecution, kept ever alive in his heart one hope, one idea, one determination, and that was to secure to the citizens of this coun- . - ________ , —,.*•,, try and their posterity forever the Jollv and Jovial; then again you will be You arc rather too modest and do not push yourself forward as you should, consequently you are not appreciated to the extent your ability should command. If you ha d been born twelve minutes earlier it would have changed these indications very materially, foi the sign Leo would have been more or less considered. Minn fllue, (ilenvlllis lowu. According to data furnished the Jiodiacal sign Aquarius, which Uranus rules, was rising at your birth; therefore Uranus is your ruling planet or significator. The sign Pisces, which Jupiter rules, was intercepted on the ascendant. You are naturally the possessor of two kinds of temperaments. At times you are very cheerful, happy, In the THE HORSE IN HISTORY, The first horse tax in England established in 1784. Tattersall's, the famous horse resort! was founded in 176C. ] The Newmarket races were foundJ by James II. in 1667. ' The skin of the horse is valuable foi both gloves and shoes. In Christian art the horse symbollz, goodness and generosity. The first English riding was founded by William in. A STKAlMOIJ!; B'KKAK OF NATUKK. We hope to sell 1,000,000 packag'a Golden Rind Watermelon, the moi wonderful freak of nature—smooth! shiny, yellow rind, crimson flesh, delll clous! It's sensational. Took 500 firs! prizes in 1896. You must have it. to bef In the swim. Melons go like wild flref at $1.00 apiece. We paid $300 for omf melon! $100 prizes for earliest melon! —ripened in 1896 In 41 days. Lots oil money made in earliest vegetables.! Salzer's seeds produce them. Thirty- five earliest sorts, postpaid, $1.00. Send 'I'Jilii Notlre ;ui<115 Cents for a | Package of Golden Rind and wonderful seed book, 146 big .pages, to John I A, Sal.ier Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis. . w.n. I I'erplexlty. The loading lady seems to have something oil her inimf." C. "Yes, her divorce trial and the matinee are set for the same hour, and she is wondering which she will give to her understudy." HOW'H Tills! Wo offer One Hundred Dollars reward for any case of catarrh that cannot ba cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F.. J.. CHENRY.*& CO., '.t'Qleilo. 0. , We, the undersigned, have known P. J. Cheney for the last IB years, and believe him perfectly honorable In all business transiuuiona and iinanulally able to carry out any obligations made by their firm. Auntie (trying to impress a little West &'j'ruax, Wholesale Drutffflsts, To- There Was a Time. Visitor—Were you ever shorus? Prima Donna—Yes, when the man- iger asked last week if we wanted our salaries. One on Ocillah. blessings of civil and religious liberty. And when the day's festivities are over, the most appropriate ending will be that all join in the doxology: "Praise God from whom all blessings flow." One of ninny. From the portrait by James Peale, painted from life for David C. Claypool of Philadelphia, editor of the Daily Advertiser, the journal chosen by Washington to publish his farewell address. In this picture Washington is represented in the uniform of com- mander-ln-chlef. The form is well GEN. WASHINGTON. drawn, the face serene and dignified the costume truly rendered. At th death pf Mr. Claypool It was purchased with the origjnal manuscript of the ad dress (which Mr. Claypool, by Washington's permission, had retained) by James Lenox, and is in the collection founded by him in the city of New * ovk» My t'onu 117. country! Uiu laj,i {A True Incident,) 'I UP littlei maiden opened wide the door To ipi the houotvil WMli| M «|tQn 4ew The srroat-wu wl Uimeral. her mA,.^: erai, 1,9,. war, In peace, in every T We« o< fl ' eeUQm ' tlle Star pf th« 8tara . ng dispersed we the clouits thai ben oits once fc'»Uie V ec( U ' at subject to spells of the blues and will brood over an injury that is either real or imaginary. You are kind to animals, and especially fond of a fine horse; you are quite a leader in anything you may become interested in, yet it will be in a very modest way and without boasting. You are fond of water and enjoy a good glass of it at any time in preference to almost any other drink. You are very fond of the mystical and take delight in unraveling a mystery. Marriage is only average fortunate for you, however you will have more than average wealth and will always be provided for. Mrs. H. «., Holton, Kan. According to data furnished, the xodiacal sign Gemini, which Mercury rules, was rising at your birth, therefore Mercury is your ruling planet or significator. You are medium height or above; medium to dark complexion hair and eyes; the eyes have a peculiar sparkle and sharp sight. You are quick in all your actions and oftentimes change your mind too quick for your own best Interests, and it would be better for you to deliberate more on important business matters. You are very fond of books and everything relating to literary attainments, and will always admire a person that has a fine mind You do not think that wealth is the only thing to live for and will spend a fair portion of your money for books and papers. You will make more money through a salaried position than in any other way. You are somewhat lacking in confidence in your ability and should cultivate self-esteem. Note.—Those who have sent in their stamps (26 cents) for readings by mail will usually be promptly answered In cases where there Is an apparent de- Jay the astrologer should be notified at once and the mistake will be rectified. Bible history)—Once there was a big giant who fought a shepherd boy, and the shepherd boy hit him with a stone and killed him. Now, what was the giant's name? Flossie (confidently)—Mud! ledo, O. Waldlng. Klnnnn & Marvin, Wholesale laterally Interpretixl. "I suppose you are looking forward to the inauguration with a great deal af interest?" "I am," replied the sad-eyed young man. "Two of my biggest notes are due about that time."—Washington Star. .Entirely Wrong, Rebecca—Solomon, you vas haflng a nightmare. Solomon—A nightmare? Vel, nefer vas you so much misdaken. I dreamed dat my store vas burning down.—Ex. Nut Strong Kaouffli. Isaacstein—Mine Got! mine vrlend, how many times vil I have to tell you dat I sell de sheepest in town. Pat—That won't do. I'm goin' out in the country.—Texas Sittings. A. Hypothetical Pcrsonuge. Visitor—Whom have you inscribed your book to? Author—The reader. Visitor—Why don't you take somebody in real life? -., Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Internally,' acting directly upon, the blood and mu-| cons surfaces of the system. Testimo-i nlala sent free. Price 75c per bottle. SoldE by all drug-gluts. Hall's Family Pills are the best. The Same Thing. "They say he gotinto Wall street at last." "I heard it the other way." Houieser.kcrs J£.tctirsions at Half Katfui Via. the Missouri Pacific railway and! Iron Mountain Route to points in the! west aud southwest. Tickets on sal«l Tuesdays: February ](ith, March 3d und 10th. April Oth'and 20th and Maj 4th and J8th. For descriptivcv'and histrated pamphlets of the diffe" ' states, time and map folders, adc 11. 0. Townsend, General Passe: Agent, St. Louis, Mo. Sage is saul to nontrol ready money Ihua any othw in tin in . icn, Several- Chippowa Indians m county, Wis., are profitably engaged u sluyiug; wolves, for which they receivi! $10 a bead. _ • ' TO CURB A COLD IN ONE DAY. . Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets AL Druggists refund the money" Me fall "1 tta " i VVuux bilious or costive, eat a Ctwaret oaudy cntlinric, cure guaranteed, I0c-, Sou The less a man talks about n grlevano i ] the greater chance that lie has one. ' J'roviills, Schoolmaster-Master i saa c wrong did the brothers of Joseph Wt when they sold their broth ' what com ™ Her JCxpurleiK-p. "My heart is like a singing bird," She writes, in candor sage; "Fate throws—whene'er its notes is | heard— A blanket o'er the cage." Too Good to l<ose. "Josephine won't take any medicine for her dreadful cough." "Why not?" "She doesn't want to get rid of ;'lt! Because she got it in Paris." to ° WORPS MEN. She Knew WU«»o Word >y HS j, H>y . ( Shall I ask your father, dear?" he inquired, after the worst was over. "Just see mamma,. George," she're- Dlied,—Philadelphia North American. Simple 4CiioiiKl'< Pat-They do say the car nJxt the I injine be the most dangerous. The papa* are fol of deaths from Heart Failure =j»*»f»»*»»ft»*t» Of course the heart fails to act . when a man dies* times out pf ten is caused \?y Acid in the Wood wWch the fail to remove, and which the heart wntil it fecome; vmsWc tp perform its functions, Health Officers in i»any wUe» very properly ref we to a.?cepi '* f-feart M" we," as a cause of &i$w It h jfw» qyefluy a sign of ignorance in the physic^n, or may be giy^j to op the ml To oboosu time is to Mike— Begovra, then, why don't they tfl .you, wear," sam feiifl lave it off?—Household Words True delicacy, that most beautiful as*"*"'»«'nw£!! was lookin- for ww -k? 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