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The Educator and Companion from McPherson, Kansas • 8

The Educator and Companion from McPherson, Kansas • 8

McPherson, Kansas
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8 EXCURSIONS TO (MOMl i i Duklnt; 1893. KTHEHK. On the happy golden shore, AVhcre the faithful part more, Whni the storms of life1 are o'er, Meet me there; Where the night dissolves uwny, Into pure and perfect day, I am going home to Meet me there. cnouus. Meet mo there, meet me there, Where the tree of life is blooming, Meet me there; When the storms of life are o'er, On the happy golden shore, Where the faithful part no more, Meet me there.

Here our fondest hopes are vain, Dearest ties are rent in twain, But in heaven no throb of pain, Meet me there; By the river sparkling bright, In the city of delight, Where our faith is lost in sight, Meet me there. Clio. Where the harps of angels ring, And the blest forever sing In the city of our King, Meet me there; Where in sweet communion blend, Heart with heart and friend with friend, In a world that ne'er shall end, Meet me there. Clio. Sel.

The popular excursions over the "Santa Fe Route;" under the personal supervision of M. Eshelman. will Lo continued during this year. These excursions will leave Kansas City, on Monday, Jan. 30; Tuesday.

Feb. 28; Thursday March 30; Friday April 28; Monday May 29; Tuesday, une 27; Thursday, July 27; Saturday August 20; Monday September 25; Tuesday October 24; Wednesday November 22; Thursday December 21; Farties from Chicago, to join these excursions, should leave over the "Santa Fe" from Dearborn Street Depot the day previous to the dates herein named. These Dates are arranged on or near the full moon of each month so that passengers may enjoy some moonlight as well as day scenery while passing over the five great mountains, and through the pretty valley, by lava beds, extinct volcanoes, canyons, pits, and other curiosities of nature, in New Mexico, Arizona and California. Remember you receive explanations and Instructions concerning; the wonders and curiosities along this railray line by being a member of one of these Excursions. For maps, Time Tables, Rates, or Printed matter concerning Southern California, write about three weeks prior to the time you wish to start.

Address M. M. ESHELMAN, Immigration Agt. S. C.

R. Rochester, Calif. Iiipans Tabules are always ready. A Handsome Offer. be taken up, ami, tjnaiiy, with sjme mCney left him by a relative, he embarked in business, going to the West Indies, where he tried to carry out another of his schemes, the establish-I men of a colony on Iho Isthmus of! Daricn.

His residence in that part of the world was neither profitable nor pleasant, and, a fter a short season here, he returned to London loaded with books and maps and all sorts of information. The Bank of England was still his hobby, and, not finding the country ready to listen to him. he went to Holland, where he settled among the Dutch, who gave him some more information about money affairs, and whom he instructed in his plans. The sturdy Dutch taught him how to put some of his schemes into operation, and when he turned his face once more towards England, it was with the determination to openly propose the Bank of England, and to push his plans before the throne if necessary. If at any time during all these years of tips and downs the boy ol Dumfriesshire had for a moment lost courage, he would have failed in the, end, and his name would not be known to-day in his native country.

For three years, with theipersistenc lor which he was famous, the boy ol Dumfriesshire laid his plans before ai" who would listen, but at the iame time he took care that they should reach the oars of King William. The King saw that he had to have money to carry on the 'wars in which he was engaged, and at last he turned to Patterson and his plans for a national bank. lie asked him to sketch out the scheme, which wasgladly done, and then the royal ear inclined to the plan. It was in 1 004 that Patterson laid the final plan before the King, and at last achieved the great triumph of his life the one which he originated while watching the herds on the hills of Scotland. You may bo sure it was a happy day for the boy of Dumfriesshire when he saw the Bank of England established an hi mself one of the directors of it All his ambition seemed satisfied now but he turned back to his colony on the Isthmus of Darien, and tried to interest the English Government in it.

Although he had given the country a bank which was to become famous the world over, no one listened to his Darien scheme, and he went over to Scotland to get help there. lie was more successful in lus native country; but the colony turned out a failure, and, broken in health and purse, the founder came home. It was feared now that England had forgotten William Patterson: but, when that country and Scotland were united, he was chosen to adjust the financial and commercial relations between them, a very difficult task, but one which he carried through with honor. The whole career of the Dumfriesshire boy was one of honor. During the reign of Queen Anne he wis awarded a great sum of money to indemnify him for his losses in the Darien scheme, and this helped to brighten his old age; for at the time of the grant he was almost in want, while in the vak vau ts of the great bank which his genius had brought into existence were luaps of gold and silver belonging to the government.

To-day the Bank of Engla he most wonderful institution of the kind in existence. Its money is good where-ever it is found, and without it the financial standing of Queen Victoria's realm would totter. Few know that it sprang from the fertile brain of a boy who watched Ins father's sheep on the hills of Dumfriesshire; but while the name of its founder is almost forgotten, the Bank of England stands a monument to him, his industry ane his genius. Goldn Days. The interesting discovery has been made by a French investigator that it pays the consumer to throw away his ineandepcent lamps after about two hundred hours1 service.

They will burn a good deal longer, but that is the limit of their best illumination. After that time they gradually grow dim, and the fault is usually laid to the current, whereas the current rtiay be and usually is constant. The latest theorist whoso yearning eve turns toward the north pole proposes to reach the spot by following the wild animals of the Arctic back to Symsonia. An explorer with a firm grasp upon the tail of a polar bear, urging the animal to create? speed, would be something r.ew to Bcience, and, doubtless, in the end, would add much to the happiness of the carni orous bear. Whirling awl dancing in mazes dizzy.

All night Ion? the snowllsikcs were busy Busy as bees are busy in clover, And bees are busy the wide world orer. Tired little snowflakes, in shy, sort masses, Kesting on twigs and branches and grasses, Wee Dorothy watching it In surprise, Uabyhood's wonder in her eyes. Looking outon the vorld so white. Wise with a wisdom out of our sight, Uaby settles it all lna minute It's winter's garden wii snow flowers initl" Annie Hamiltox Donnei.i.. A Itoy and His Hank.

The most celebrated bank in the world is the Bank of England. It is the national bank of the Queen's dominions, and more business than one can calculate flows through it every day. "As safe as the Bank of England" is a proverb which is spoken of the world over, and one seeking a glimpse of this great institution is directed to the heart of London, he is shown "The Old Lady of Thrcadnccdle Street," as the bank is sometimes termed. Most strange to write, the origin of the Lank of England is duo to the forethought of a boy, who became connected with it in after life. But for the genius of William Patterson, a boy w'ho played on the hills of his native Dumfriesshire, the people of England might have waited much longer than they did for the establishment of the monster bank which does more business than any other iinancial institution in the world.

It Dumfriesshire is a border county of Scotland, and one noted for its sheep farms. Hundreds of its men flocked to the armies of Robert Bruce when he marshaled them to beat back the invading soldiers of King Edward, and some of the Pattersons from whom William was descended fought bravely with King Robert on the field of Ban-nockburn, where he achieved liberty for his native country. The Pattersons being poor, the future founder of the Bank of England grew up like the other lads 13' whom he was surrounded, and with them tended sheep on the high hills of Dumfriesshire; but all the time William's young brain was full of schemes at which his elders smiled when he un-, folded them. He was growing up during troublous times, for Scotland was rent by one of those fierce border wars almost fill the history of the country. One of his ambitions was attained when he went to the University of Glasgow, and here his mind broadened, and he realized that he was about to step forth in the world at a period when the brains of the best thinkers in Scotland would be needed.

The young scholar turned for a mo- ment to pursuits which he thought would give 1pm a living, but just then he was turned aside from these by the hot persecution which the Covenanters were undergoing. lie belonged to the. prescribed faith, and so outspoken was he that in a short time he fell under suspicion, and had to flee for his 'life. All this the youth, could have escaped if he had kept silent, but such was not the Patterson maw ner of living one's faith. William spoke out against the persecution, and the enemies of the Covenanters reported him to the King, at night he was compelled to flee, which he did, and took refuge in Eng-.

land under the roof of a relative. All the time his head was full of financial schemes and the project of forming a greal national bank took root. It was a new scheme those times. The King stood in need of an institution of the kind, for at times the government was sore pressed for money; but of all who listened to the young scholar of Glasgow, not one had the courage to follow his suggestions nor carry his schemes to the proper authorities. William Patterson despaired at last of getting his plans adopted, though he believed that some they would Eloqueuce.

The proprietor of a large building in one of the eastern cities, which contains several "flats" or living apartments on the upper floors, says that lie never succeeded in renting these apartments readily until he employed very eloquent Irish woman asjani-tress or agent for the care and letting of them. Several times the graceful "blarney" of this excellent woman has secured a customer where a less gifted agent would probably have failed. "Kinvaynienee, is it," says she to applicants for the rooms. "Sure, it's hot an' could wather at all hours ol the day an' noight to your tashte an' set toobs that would make a washerwoman o' the Quane of England by prifference." 'Are the rooms comfortably warmed?" asked an inquirer "Are they wahrmed!" wifJi a surprised air. "Sure, wid a sloight turn o' yer wrisht ye have anny dejjray o' temperature known to the therime-ther!" "But the staircase; is that easy to go up?" "Now, thin," says the eloquent agent, as if she were reaching the climax of all the wonderful advantages of the building, "the staircase is that aisy that whin ye're goin' opp, ye would well belave that ye're comin' down!" The intending tenant usually capitulates at this point Social Line In Washington.

Very much has always been said of the refinement of what may distine tively be called the "old families of Washington," writes Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren in the Ladies' Home Journal. Before the war this element was almost entirely Southern, and if not composed exclusively of Southerners, yet the cherished sentiment of the Sdu th prevailed, and those who did not subscribe implicitly to this creed were proscribed. At that time the social line in Washington ran along very near to Mason and Dixon's line. Th state of things exerted a very potent and dangerous influence during the progress of the war, when the nation was battling for its very life, and it is astonishing with what vitality it has survived its environments, for there still exists a somewhat romance tinge of the old Southern feeling. Kidney Soap.

)ne beef kids-v, two ounces flour, one large oiiieu, inc8 butter, four pints water, jne carrot, aa iur-nip, a little pepper and salt, herbs and celery, two or three cloves, lemon juice. the kidney and cut it up in small pieces, roll in the flour; fry the onion and kidney in a stew-pan with the butter; when ciiite brown add one pint water, carrot, turnip, cloves, pepper, salt, h. rbs and celery. Then pour in gradually the remainder of the water; dimnivji' fur three hours. When done iliie ii in a little lemon juice.

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It is strictly non-political and non-sectarian. It has a trained corps of contributors and is carefully edited. The various departments of farm, horticulture, sheep and swine, the home, the horse, and the dairy are filled with bright and useful matter. The readers of the A tnerican Farmer are universal in its praise and look for its monthly visits with keen anticipation. The regular subscription price is per year, but by this arrangement it costs you nothing to receive that great publication for one year.

Do not delay -in taking advantage of this offer, but call at once or send in your subscription. Sample copy fo the American Farmer can be seen at this office or will be supplied direct by the publishers Geo Maltby DEALER IN Carpets, Window Shades, Pictures Frames AND Baby Carriages The finest Stock of Goods In our line to be found In this county. Opp. Union Hotel. DrE.

J. Husband DEMIST 114 South Main Street, up stairs Office hours 0. to 12 and 1 to MePherson, Kansas.

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