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A full line of popular brands oif Whiskies. o®o®o®o The FREE PRESS ^. ,(~) gibes the best class of Job Printing (fl) at the most reasonable pricesT \l Q®0®Q®0®0 #§iSi BIKTH QF THE WALTZ THE DANCE HAD ITS ORIGIN EITHER IN FRANCE OR GERMANY. Itn Introduction Into EiiKlaud Caused Great SniudnJ fat Tlint Country and For Time. Had Fasliionnltle Society 111 an'lpruar. No exact date «mi be ascribed to the introduction «f the waltz into England from Frtwice. lu 1800 Gilra.v published a caricature of a couple waltzing, with the liote that "this was intended for a quiz upon ttie then foreign dance, waltzing." Again in 1810 the same art ist published another sketch, entitled "La Wals-e, Le Bon Genre." with the note, "The walse was at this time new in England and just coming into fash Ion." The fajfle, or, rather, notoriety, of the new however, reached Ifiigkuid years previously, Dr. Bwrneji' l*td "seen it dauc.ed in Paris in 17S0 and was 'moved to write, "How uneiisy a Isnglisli mother would feel to see her- daughter so unfauiiliarlv treated and st-ill more to note the obliging manner in which the free dom is returned by the females." Itaikes in his journal declares that 'no eyent' ever produced so great a sensation iu English society as the in troduction of the German waltz," which he atttributes to Karon Neu mann and others about the year IS] 1. lie relates how the .mornings, which had hitherto been dedicated to loung ing iiftiiie park, were now absorbed at home in- practicing the ligures of a French quadrille or whirling a chair round the 'roam t«i learn the step and measure of the German waltz. It was danced at Almack's. by a few very bold spirits, notably Lord Palnier ston. Muse, de Lleveu, Pivincess Ester hazy and Baron Neumann, and thus became a matter ol' exhibition, the whole company standing on benches to view Hie performance. However, the antiwaltzing party took the alarm and ened it down. Mothers forbade it, and every ballroom became a scene of feud and 7 contention. liow profound was W.s unpopularity in cer tain (ijuarters is proved by the pasqui nades leveled against it. The famous seven lines commencing "What!" "-The girl I adore by another em braced are eouimonly attributed to Byron, though they were published anony mously in 1S12, and some authorities give Thomas Moore as the author. An impromptu purporting to be addressed bj' an indignant lover to his betrothed and her partner echoes Byron's feel ings: You've brushed the bloom from tlio peach, From the rose its soft hue What you've touched you may take. Pretty waltzer, adieu. Another poet delivered himself of tho following diatribe: How arts improve in this Inspiring age! Peers mount the box, and horses tread the stage. While waltzing females, with unblushing face, Disdain to dance but in a man's em brace. "The waltz, however," continues Raikes, "struggled'successfully through all its difficulties. Flaurhault, who was 'la lieur du pais' iu Paris, came over and with a host'of others drove the prudes .into their intrenchmeins. And when the Euaperor Alexander was seen waltzing around- the roof at Almack's, with his tight uniform and numerous decorations, they surrendered at discre tion." It is a moot point whether the wait:: originated in France or Germany, whether it came from the French "La Volta" «r.the «craian national dance, the "La^aifK-." Aucording to Freu: authorities, La Volta was simply th waltz a train temps. Provence was it birthplace, and it was first introduce'., at the court of Henry II. at Fontaine bleau in lr.jj by the auto de t'aulte who is said to" have invented it, lu many called it La Volta de Saulte, at. the.name is suitable both because o. the etymology of the word and tli ameter of.tl.e t.ance. It enjoyed a g/eat run througliou France and eve.i pcuctr.tted to Sco iaud. where it me.: wiLi t'u.io: op )o l.iciii, oui! writer averri.ig tha! its in puliation into Vance .d been ei'ii. ct (si by the po ver «f wi.che.--. Mary S.u art once exlilisitod her agility in thi dauce, but was careful not to re peat the experiment, and this wa. about the last beai. of it. The case for Germany is that the first waltz tune appeared in KiTO in a popular, song called "O du lieber Au gust! n." From Germany the dance made its way to Vienna and was intro duced into the opera, while by and by it found its way to France, wheuee it came to England—"the iasidious waltz, this imp of Germany, brought up in France." The waltz when fhst danced in Lon don was a slow movement a trois temps, and the early English wait compositions were very poor. Strauss came to London in 1837 to ilay at Al mack's, and-his waltz music created a perfect furore. It killed the old troi* temps jjjjiijfepiMpi the deux temps usurperf|§S|||^^ Now that the fasci nation of-the walla is all powerful, St is difficult to realize the commotion its in traducthm caqgefL—Lwndoa Global Ms Wi*mi 9* W«s CT^W* /VV-v 4k Ot 3 I (J PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1905. ELEPHANTS LUMBERING. They Were Xot Only DoinK Miin'a Work, but Doin^ It Mhu'm Way. The elephants round us were drag ging the lugs to the mill to be sawed. They were harnessed for this with a broad breast band and heavy chains. A native looped the "bains round the logs, and the elephant started off with them and deposited them on the trol ley. Others were picking up the sawed planks with their trunks and carrying them across the yard to be piled. A mahout sat on the neck of every elephant, and if the animal picked up too small a plank the mahout would hint, witli his iron spike, that two might go to that load. Then, grunting, the elephant would pick up the sec ond with infinite delicacy of balance, turn, inarch over and deposit them be side the pile, always returning for an oth# load so long as tilery were any planks ready. When there were none he would take his ease In the sun and writ, or perhaps there were heavy logs to be pushed from One place to an other, ami if pushing "would do, with his trunk curled against the log, no elephant would give himself the trou ble of picking it up any more than a housemaid will pick up a chair on casters. More fascinating it was than I can tell to see the jungie patriarch kneel down to a heavy log, twist his trunk round it, place it on the top of the pile and then calculate its position and push and pull until it was square in its place. The oddest because the most reasonable thing was to see the elephant, pushing against the end of a very heavy log, stretch out one hind leg to give himself balance and pur chase. That seemed to bring him somehow very near to us. He was not only doing our work, but lie was do ing it in our way. Presently, with one accord, all the elephants dropped work and moved in the direction of th£ sheds. "That means it's 11 o'clock," said tho foreman "dinner hour. Not for himself could we get them to do a stroke of work frotir now till It's their off time. At they begin again and work till dusk, and they start about t» in the morning, but they don't understand overtime."—Pall Mall Ga zette. TO SERVE WITH SOUP. ''Mulligatawny-- Boiled rice. Pea—Dried powdered mint, croutons •Hare—lied currant, rowan or crau berry jelly. Turtle—Lemon cut in quarters and handed separately. Clear Soap with Italian Pastes Grated Parmesan cheese. Clear Soup a la Colbert—Poached eggs on a hot disli on a napkin, Croute au Pot—Thiu rounds of bread dipped in the soup, then made crisp in the oven. Bouillabai.se (a rich fish soup)—Crou tons or thin brown bread and butter, quarters of lemon. Artichoke, Thick Lettuce, C'recy, Bisques- Croutons or thin rounds of bread dipped iu soup or stock, then made crisp in the oven. Tlie Ilaliy Beetle's Cradle. If at almost any time of the year we walk through the woods where the red, scarlet, black or pin oaks are growing— that is, where we find those that ripeu their acorns in two seasons and there fore belong to the pin oak group—we shall-probably find on the ground fall en branches that vary In size from that of a lead pencil to that of one's thumb or eveu larger. These at the broken end appear as if cut away within the wood, so that only a thin portion is left under the bark. Within the rather uneven cut, generally near the center of the growth, is a small hole tightly plugged by the "powder post" of a beetle larva. Split open the branch or twig, when a burrow will be seen, and the little, white, soft, hard jawed lar va that made it will be found or per haps the inactive pupa. A KumhIuii Bear Story, Here is an odd hunting tale from Russia: A certain count was out for bears and, tracking a dam and cubs, shot one of the latter, had it slung iuto his sleigh and drove for home, about fifty miles distant. Immediately after his arrival his gamekeeper announced that a huge bear had scaled the wall of the park. The count went out and shot it—the dam of the cub which had killed and brought home! Tlx: faithful creature had followed her dead offspring those fifty miles at the same pace as relays of post horses and ar rived in time to share the fate of her cub and to have a monument erected where she fell. Mercury and the Sun. Tlie distance of Mercury from the sun varies owing to the eccentricity of its orbit. .When he is nearest to tha sun lie receives ten and a half tirne.3 more light and heat than we do but when he removes to his greatest dis tance the light and heat are reduced l-y more than 'one-half. Even then, how ever, the sun blazes in the skies of Mercury with a disk four and a half times larger than that which he shows to oa ou earth. *k. St 'S'Ml': !S*s milM at Oriimiuoni). Win. ^.4.5 Binder & Borst, Dealers All the best at right prices. Plumbing and Gras-fitting. 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