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CAPITAL CITY COURIER SATURDAY AUGUST 27, 1892
A Lilliputian Niy1 Httle.
ThennnisliiKi'xpcrlmi'iit of a llllipiitlHii
naval buttle can Imj nuulo with white chalk
and the ordinary talilo vlnrKar. Model,
any, it dozen chunks of chalk to the re
semblance of hIiIh, pinning the bottonm
evenly, and ti!lnK mutches for niast.i,
ntnokestMcks and turrets. The rival forces
you can dUtliittuUli by coloring the cnu
tny's shlpn with black Ink, leaving your
Having pi need them In n an or plate
clov) to an Imaginary dividing line, pour n
good quantity of vinegar between the chalk
stick. Initantly you will hear an audible
seething, like thu hissing of hIicIN In actual
warfare, while ships, an If pulling up
steam, will begin to move forward in slow
revolutions, leaving behind them streak
of foam such as are observed In the wake
of moving vessels. When meeting at the
dividing line they will have attained quite
a respectable speed, humping and culling
together hi the endeavor to push one an
Other farthest front the dividing line. The
engagement often proves nu exciting one.
Of course the side lias won which has the
larger number of ships nearest the. center
after the nlTrny.
Tho chemical solution of this seeming
mystery is quite simple. Chalk being
largely carbon combines with thu aclil of
the vinegar In carbonic acid tho same
gaes that cause the effervescence of most
mineral waters. Tho gases rise to tho stir
face of the vinegar in small bubbles of
sufficient strength to cause the current
which turns thu chalk.
Since thu patriotic youth will want to
seu tho American boats win, It will bo well
for him to remember that the best quality
of chalk contains the largest proportion ol
carbon. It will also provo of advantage to
piano the chalk carefully, so as to permit
It toglldu easily. Harper's Young People
A Word to Youthful Writers.
Tho young readers of n publication that
regularly absorbs and delights them with
its stories or articles little know thu talent,
labor, ingenuity nnd experience required
for tho production of each one of these
It is n very frequent cxperlenco for the
editor to receive from some youth nu ill
spelled, ungrammntlcal and awkwardly
expressed letter, offering stories unlimited
for the periodical, which, he says, hu de
vours every week with the keenest interest,
nnd which, be further asserts, is the best
publication in the whole world.
This literary aspirant evidently has not
the dimmest glimmering of an idea as to
what are the Ingredients, seasonings, the
method of cooking nnd the form of serving
tho agreeable dishes that tickle his mental
palate. Ills manuscript if printed would
appear in thu columns of a publication as
Illiterate nonsense, unless, as is sometimes
tho case in comic journals, n short extract
should bo published merely to provoke
To all such youthful literary aspirants
this is to bo said: Education first is abso
lutely necessary to literary achievement
not the education of grammar schools ami
text books only, but the education of time
and observation and thought; then there
are needed a thorough study and apprecia
tion of the art of saying a curtain thing in
tho most effective way, which is quite n
Intricate as the art of designing and build
ing a boat.
Besides there is tho talent! If talent In
latent it will develop itxelf; if not, it is
not advisable to cherish any false hopes of
seeing one's name in print. New York
The I.lKht from the. Flri-lly.
A young reader wants to know what
causes tho light emitted by the llrefly. We
believe it has never been definitely settled
to what the light is due, but the general
opinion is that it has u phosphorescent or!
gin. There are a great many animals and
llshcs that have the power of giving off
light, nnd naturalists all agree, we believe,
that nature has provided it as a means ol
The little llrellles that we have here are
almost insignificant compared with tluw
that are found in Central and South Amer
icaaud the West Indies. The lightning
spring beetle which Inhabits those coun
tries Is more than nu inch long, and Its
light is so bright that ladies use it as uu
ornament. Thu beetles are caught by hold
ing up burning coals on thu end of u stick.
This nttracts the insects.
The ladies that buy them put them in
little wire or gauze cages and keep them
until they desire to decorate their dresses
with them. Water has to bo poured on
them quite often to keep them alive, and
they aro regularly fed on bits of sugar
The natives of those countries use the
beetles, as we use caudles and gas, to light
their houses. Two or three of them to
gether will emit enough light to read by
very comfortably. Philadelphia Times.
Little Johnny Cnrinlchnrl received a trlcrle
The Fourth of July from Ids aunts,
To iiuim'V c IskiisI, lor In- 1 il a great dust.
And kept hrr at mcmllng bin pants.
Heupoel the eradle mid lull utr .tiahcl.
Who lay ullli her dull ou the mat;
He scratched the new tiilile ami raitod such i
It frightened .Miss .Malty, thu eat.
Wlmt rmzled Miibt-I.
"Well," said Mabel, looking up from hu
history lesson, "what I dim t understand
aliout discovering America Is how Coluin
bus knew It was America when he uuei
saw It befoiel" Kxchauge.
POETICAL THOUGHT ABOUT WOMEN.
Woman limy err, woman limy alvo her liilml
To evil tluiiiKlits nnd loao her pure mtntc; '
Hut fur one woman who nlTronts her kind
By, wicked piimIoiis and remorsotcs lists
A thntumuil itmtto nuirtuls In sko and youth
By heavenly pity, by sweet s) tnpslhy,
By patient kindness, by emlnriiiK truth,
B)' love, supreiuest In lutveraltr.
Tim Knliyln Woman.
Notwithstanding many barbarous cus
toms the Kahyle woman, not being, like
the Arab woman, shut up iu her home,
going about with uncovered face, enjoy
ing besides a certain activity, comes to ex
ere I so a real Itillueuce. It Is she who gives
warriors to the tribe. Maternity surrounds
her with a halo. A Jewel on her forehead
Is a innrk of thu birth of each of her sous.
Her dignity Increases with their number.
She Is seated at table letwccu them and
her husband, takes part in the couversa
tlou and is tie-iily always consulted In the
administration of affairs.
Associated with public ltfu as well ns
with private life, In enso of war she
emerges from her retirement to appear at
tho front and arouse by her songs thu
courage of tho warriors. When old she
appears freely in thu markets, buys and
sells the products of the earth, and often
presides 'at transactions. Her words are
listened to, her advice Is heeded. Kveli
when a widow shu can take part In the
djemmah, thu assembly in the tribe of all
the men of full age. In this casu the man
ners are superior to the law.
It Is not thu knuouii which draws the
Kabylo to us; It Is the value of his Individ
uality. More active than thu Arab, more
enterprising, more hardy, more capable of
reflection, ho is also more capable of in
itiating enterprises mid of voluntary ef
forts. Revue lllulio.
Mother, (let More Hiiimhlim.
"Husking In the sun" Is In Itself of real
and considerable benefit, and it is no com
pliment to our human Intelligence to find
that cats and dogs understand that fact
much better than we do. liven thu "blue
glass" craze had a truth underlying It, and
owed such success as It achieved to the
proportion of sunlight which penetrated Its
colored medium. Thu love of sunshine Is
naturally one of our strongest Instincts,
and we should bu far healthier and hap
pier If we followed and developed It in
stead of prnetlcnlly Ignoring and repress
ing It. How a sparkling, sunny morning
exhilarates us and makes us feel that "It's
too lluu a day to spend Indoors," and yet
how few holidays are taken for that reason.
Thu wealth of the sunbeams is poured
out lavishly all around us, and we turn
from it to struggle for a few pitiful hand
fills of something else that is yellow ami
shining, but not half so likely to bring us
happiness, and often has strange, red spots
upon ft. Give nature a chance, and we
shall find that there is more than a mere
fanciful connection between natural sun
light and that "sunny" disposition, which
after all is the true "philosopher's stone."
North American Review.
A Lime Haired Kwarfmn.
Rich Valley, Vn., has a veritable dime
museum curiosity In the person of the
twenty-year-old daughter of Nathnu Har
ris. Although little Miss Harris is uov
old enough to seriously contemplate tin
drawbacks of an old maid's existence, sue
is not ns large, as tho average child of flu
years. Ou her nineteenth birthday she
measured but U5 inches iu height and
weighed !)9j pounds. She is a not 11 stunted
hunchback, as are n great majority of the
so called dwarfs, but is a perfect Venus in
miniature, pleasing and intelligent, and
with a beautiful head of hair sweeping
like a train across thu carpet when sh1
cares to let it down for the admiration if
her many friends.
She is thu oldest of four children, all the
others being of legulatlon size. Her par
ents as well as herself shrink from uotori
ety. She declares that she would not gu
before the public for all thu world, and
that she exp.cls to live and die iu the beau
tiful Virginian valley that lias always b.-ev
her home. St, Louis Republic.
Pattl Hua nin.OOO Worth ir IHnmoiida.
Adelina Paul's diamonds have been
valued at cV17.",000. The Kmprcss Ktigeulu
gave Pattl as a wedding present when she
married the Marquis du Caux a comb set
with twenty-threu diamonds. A gift from
Queen Victoria was a superb diamond
Baroness Uurdett-Couts once gave the
songstress an enormous diamond set iu a
ring. Tlie diva's wonderful set of sapphires
was sold when she was obliged by French
law to divide her fortuuu with her first
Thu emperor of Russia was tie giver to
the prima donna of a pair of large dia
monds mounted as earrings, Hmperor
Willlatn of Germany gave her a splendid
diamond brooch, ami the emperor of Aus
tria a bracelet of diamonds. Pattl possesses
twenty-three diamond bracelets, and has a
necklace of very large and flue emeralds.
Her turquoise iewelery set with diamonds
includes four tills, two bracelets, earrings,
and a luaatOiBe pendant. Juweleih'
A Htni-y if ItHly' CJiireii.
The favorite governess of the queen ol
Itarv when she was a child was Mile, Komi
Abcscr, who was a girl of twenty-two
when tho ten-year-old princess of Savo)
becair u her pupil, The two became very
much attached to each other, for the Yieu
neso teacher's yoke was easy, and her In
struction was pleasantly imparted, The
princess at that time received a small
amount of pocket money every month.
Thu governess at one time, noticed In i
pupil had spent nothing of it forseveiai
mouths, ami when asked what she in
tended doing with It gave an evasive an
swer. At the end of the fourth tiionil.
however, Princess Margaret of Savoy pic
sented her governess with her initials in
diamonds, Revue du Fainllle.
Cue Wuy of Milking 1'lecriist Kinky.
To iniiku piecrust llaky spread the erut
when rolled out for the top of the pl.
with a thin layer of butter. Diedgc wii.i
Hour nnd cover your pie with thu crust as
usual. When ready for the oven tip tu
ple slanting, holding It In thu left hand
ami pour over the plu n glass of cold wait i
to rinse off the tloiir. Kliough of the lat
ter will stick to the butter to fry into tin-
crust while baking anil make It flaky .
Onions are impiovi-d by soaking in warm
salt water an hour or so bcfoie i (Miking, as
tills removes sunie of the r.ilik Il.tVi I
They cook lein.ei mil. h i,uieki r if slid,
iu rings IlisK ml of pliKnig. I thi im
peded mill slid witli bauds iiii.it i wnici
Some "idle I cuts" may be uxnldul. V.
Many peisoiis buy mateilal for their own
trayclotlis, Imc tueiii stamped at some an.
establishment, then eiubiolilerthem thelll
NO TIME TO WRITE.
A llrlef Nolo (rum the "llninelit.U
Indeed the lot of woman Is hard. Has It
not been dinned Into our enrs since we
She Is the slave and serf of selfish man.
Hers Is the work that never ends. Shots
tho one who, to give ease and comfort to
her worse half, thu brulel and let him
dally In the lap of case and luxury, must
sacrifice her young life, her beautiful
hands, her everything else and carry onu
on tho altar of work,
At the very hottest curl of the hot wavo
1 picked up a letter In tho street which
born eloquent testimony to these pathetic,
facts, I hate to print It Ik-chum It lcars
so heavily upon the laziness of pater
familias nnd the ease, and luxury with
which hu surrounds himself at the expense
of his family, I do not like to give my
own sex away, as It were, but a slum
senso of duty nerves mo on. So hero goesi
Mv Own Dkaiikkt, Haiii.imi llinuir You
do not know bow lonely wo nil aro without
yon. Why don't you Junt drop your lint of ill
business n.id come up hero for a week or two?
1 nm suru tho old storo would keep rlirfit uu
rumihiK If you were not Iu It.
Did you send tho check for fifty dollars fur
tho hoard last week? It has nut put In no ap
pearance. It seems dreadfully stupid hero. There arc
only three or four nlco young men In the place.
Of course 1 hnwi no troubio In keeping them
out of the lmtiilaof tho young girls, for they
know 1 hao no desluns upon them nnd fee,
eorrr ndlngly nt ease In my society. Ili-sldes,
I rn .- think they like me.
Those, children will hu thu death of mo yet
Hero am I trying to economize and tliey all the
time making trouble nnd expense. I have Just
paid a sowing unman to dollars for iiiemlliig
their stockings and putting new seats In their
pants. Last night Itaphnel knocked over one
of tho KtriiRcni) uers In my hedrhamher.
Tho landlord says ho regrets exceedingly the
acclili'iit, as tho set ns a very rare one, ami
ho slmll hu forced to put down ten dollars In
my hill for tho broken pitcher.
It has been au fully hot hero ami uu hao
suffered dreadfully. If -Mother Ku had been
hero Inst night I verily hellevoshu uould have
slept without tho tig leaf, I envy you tho hlg,
cool hoilsu In the city all to yourself,
Cnllpso hroku my bottlo of hair Headier hint
night. Wish you uould goto Mine. Ituhens
nnd get nimtlifi-Isittlo nnd send It up by ex
press. While you lire alsiut It you might ns
well have her put up tho usual net of toilet lie
cesBltles, tho JI.Vlsct,ns I am nearly out. Sho
Wuhnd a delightful excursion yesterdnyto
Hnruswogglo 'oiintnln, nnd picnicked In tho
glen. A mosquito hit mo Just hetueen tho
shoulders, where I could hot posslhly reach It
to scratch, ami I suffered excruciating ngonles
all night. I was Just nblo to reach It with my
shoehorn and that was nil. Tho ninn cbnrged
sixteen dollars for tho wagon, and ns I had so
many children I had to pay half. Isn't tho
prlco rather high? lly tho way, I am all out of
money, nnd If you want mo to do what Is right
nud proper by the collection pinto ynu tuunt
send mo some right nuny.
Thero Is going to ho a grand hop hero next
Saturday night and I havo positively nothing
Otto wear. I wish you would get tho penrl
colored slippers out of the second drawer in
tho hack room hurenii. Tnko them to HlanW's
and ask them to inntcb tho color with somo of
their grnsgrnln $.'I..V) silk and send to mo nt
onco. Thero Is a Very nlco mid klltlngly cheap
dressmaker here, nnd I guess with prompt
work on your part that wo will pull through.
I havo signed n subscription paper for tho
dollars to put n new coat of paint on tho Epis
copal church hero. I'lvnso send check for tho
amount. It looks more rcsictnhlu to clve. In
that shape, and thero Is no uilstnko aliout thu
donor. .Mako check pnyablo to mo so I can In
You poor, dear boyl I wish 1 had tho time
to wrlto you a nlco long letter, hut I havo been
Invited by Jnck Assford to tnkoarldoto Ilium
tarn mountain, nud so fur today you must put
np with this hurried little scrawl. You must
bo dreadfully forlorn keeping bachelor's hall
without any servant, nnd yet I suppose o
must economize until you get a rise of salary.
I almost died laughing nt your description of
how you sleep Iu nn unmndo bed and try to
cook over that horrid little gns stove.
Elsie, my nursemaid, said this morning that
sho wanted to go hack to tho city. Sho seemed
quite set on going, and I had to brlbo her with
an offer of live dollars moro a month In order
to keep her. 11 would bo linposslblo to get n
Well, goodby. Thero aro several llttlo com
missions I wanted you to do for me, but Mr
Assford Is calling now nnd I havo not got thu
Umo to think of them. Your lonely llttlo wife,
New York Herald.
A strapping young fellow nppenrcd be
fore the committee of inspection.
"You claim exemption from military
service f" inquired tho presiding officer.
"On what grounds!'"
"I am subject to n most serious afflic
tion." "Step Into tho next room!"
"Step into the next room I"
"Why, It Isn't"
"Step into the next room!"
Our man entered the adjoining npnrt
ment, where he was made to undress from
head to foot, after which he presented him
self again before tho committee, this time
sans coat, sans vest, sans everything."
Officer Will you now tell us what is
Recruit I um shortsighted! Figaro.
Well Meant, but Awkwardly Put.
"So nlad you haven't forgotten me, dear
Lord Varicose. I was afraid you would
after so many years!"
"Oh, no. Miss Hvergreen. I never forget
old faces!" Du Maurier In Punch.
Ilurd to Work.
"You havu been promising mo steady
employment; 1 havu been coming here five
or six times a day and you haven't found
mo that employment yet. I want the two
dollars back I gave you," said an angry
man to thu superintendent of a New York
"How fur do you live from here?"
"It's two miles if It's an Inch."
"If ynu tome that distance five or six
times n day, don't ynu think you have got
as much stemiy employment as you ut-ed,
ehf" Texas .Slftlngs.
"Oh, misery!" cried the editor.
"What's the matter now-f"
"I Just threw n poet out of the window,
ami his wife, who w.is waiting for him !
low, li.vs presented one of our insurance
coupons at the t-ashler's desk. Hu had it
on hi ml Another hundred pound gone,
when fiveshil I tigs world havu bought not
only his pei-., but his everlasting grati
Did' nt Know It!
Of Course not.
How could You?
Fact, nevertheless. We uie
now In the News business lit
"dead enrnest" and want jou
to buv nil jour
nrn n i n uc
papers, nnd stationery (,'ooils
In general of us. Wo hnvc n
line of novels unequalled In
the city, besides nil the latest
and most popular Fashion
nnd Art journals, etc. nil
nud see our beautiful quar
tcrs and this new department
Wessel-Stevens Printing Go.
11!M N Htreet,
4AOQUAINTIO WITH TMC OCOCMAPHV Of tMC COUNTRY WILL OH! k
MUCH Itt'OMMATKM FROM A TUDT CNF THIS MAF OF TMI
Th DIRECT BOUTX to uid from CinCACO,
ROCK I8LAITD, DAVENPORT, DEB KOINES,
COUNCIL BLUTFB. WATERTOWN, SIOUX
FALLS. MINNEAPOLIS. BT. PAUL, 8T. JOS
EPH, ATCHISON, LEAVENWORTH. XANBAJ
CITY TOPEKA, DENVER, COLORADO BP-NOS
SOLID VESTIIULE EXPRESS TRAINS
cf Through Ooacben, Bleopors, Free RecllnliiK
Chair Can and Dlnlntr Cars dully between CHI
CAGO. DBS MOINES, COUNCIL BLUFFS ard
OMAHA, and between CHIOAOO nnd DENVER,
COLORADO BPRINOB and PUEBLO via Bt.
Joaeph, or Kamaa City and Topelcu.
Via The Albert Lea Route,
Foat Espreaa Trolna dally between Chlcrjtc
and Minneapolis and Bt Paul, with THllOUOII
Recllnlnif Chair Car (FREE) to nnd from thorn,
polnta and Kanaaa City. TbroiiKh Chnlr Car
and Sleeper between Peoria, Spirit Lake and
Bloux Fall via Rock Islnnd.
For Tlcketa, Mope. Folder, or doalred Informa
tion, apply at any Coupon Ticket Office, or addrest
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Oen'l Manager, Oen'l Tlit. paaa. Attt.,
Illnniis Tahulcs euro tlio bhiot.
Uipatis Tubules euro indigestion.
Kipuns Talmlos euro torpid liver.
Hirmns Tubules: setitlo cathartic.
Bend t'oital Nolo to Joilx Hkiuituk. O.T. A.
0 , It I. it 1'. K. It.. Cblrairi) ami rerrlTc, poitng paid,
Um allokn.t cW of ranla ym e vrr j handled.
Tea OcaU aw k. uoe ur wiiur
Chicago.Rock Island & Pacific Ru
Moving Household Goods and Pianos a Specialty
At six por cent, per annum and a cash commission
or at eight per cent, no
three or live years on well located improved real es-. jj'
tate in Lincoln or Lancaster county.
INTICUKST AIXOWKD ON SAVINGS DKPOSITS
DKPOSITOUS IIAVI5 AUSOLUTH SMCUIUTY. )
Union Savings Bank,
1 1 1 South Tenth Street.
ISUCVICNTH AND N StUKKTS.
Capital tock, $250,000. Liability of Stockholers $500,000
INTI1RI1ST PAID N DIU'OSH'S,
VVm. Stum., I'rcs. J. ID. IIiu., Vice-Pres, j
Louis Stui.l, Cashier.
Diukctous. D l Thompson, C 15 Montgomery, Geo M.
Hastings, II II Shaherg, W II Mercery, J C Allen, T E San
ders, J IS Mill, Win Stull, Louis Stull, Geo A Mohrenstcchcr
G. A. RAYMER &CO.
ROCK SPRINGS, JACKSON,
PERFECTION, HICKORY IJLOCK,
H. W. BROWN
Has the New Books soon ns issued. A choice line of
Perfumes and Fancy Goods. .
127 South Eleventh Street.
5l?e BurliQ$toi8 Serritory
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CITY PA88EN0ER AQINTa
1001 0 Street