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Jfcaoid mi aits at eventide when the summer
«~u is low
fiQf {bought*. like Mrds of beaatooas wins,
back to tike long ago
Sf looks upoe gulden trees which like a su
ikniaoi lies
in hla wrinkJcd pa km, and tears will start na»
ibiddea to his eyes.
lU trees recalls a girlish fdtflU fet toss tl
threupli his tears
A merry Mjice riag-s out from where are
grouped lh« mnished years
Yea, from UM pa.ft two eyes look (fifth with
JornliRbt all aiflow,
JUtflaow before him statMisMM*nor*agbtaf
(he lauc Ago.
You'd saiile to see her standing 'mong the
maidens of teday.
Her garment* of quaint old style forerer
jiassed away,
And in the attic,hid away^a eeiliBt '•ttoiyee
2s an old. old dnsea. tike wisdfllug gown at a girl
of lotvtf ago.
There are silver brwkles on her shoes, a dainty
itttle pair:
The old, old iu«,n leoks down and tmi1ttL as if
the j"re really there
He saw them trip th« "Money Musk" when the
harvest moon -was low.
What said he 0*1 the homeward ride to that
girl of the iongjsgof
No spatter what the wedding Mb mag |of
•asly oo« morn
WTien o'er the clover came the wind to kiss the
si liten corn.
And he wh« oft with beating heart had played
the boyish beam
Stool up and blushed Inside hJaWda-rdiigtrl
of the loay a«x.
Methinks that while he sits and rocks, with
life at its decline.
Still lor his eyes and his alone her silver buckles
I cannot tell r«i when aha died tfetsoa]?d*l
She is his bride today as what he won her '""t
A little rates steals forth sometimes and climbs
Opon his knee
Her flowers smooth his sswwy looks, her eyes
are fair to see
He kisses her with youthfnl sest, his own eyes
all aglow.
Because she is the image of a girl of the long
J&, Harbaogh in Good Honsekaeptag.
One® upon ft time on an island, which
the se» has long since engulfed, there
lived a king and a queen who had one
eon. The king was a great king his
drinking cup was the very largest in all
the realm his sword the heariest he
fought and he drank royally.
The queen was a beautiful queen
ahe had so many wonderful cosmetics,
and they wrought so mysterious and
wonderful a charm that she looked not
a day older than forty.
The son was a fool. "A fool of the
most pronounced type," said the bril
liant lights of the kingdom. When he
had reached the age of sixteen the king,
.his father, took him to the wars. These
wars were carried on in order to exter
minate a certain neighboring nation
that dared to possess too much territory.
Here it was that Simplicity showed
himself a dunce. He saved twenty-four
tvomen and thirty-six children from
•f laughter, and every stroke of the sword
ivhich he was himself forced to give
paused him to weep bitterly, while the
battlefield itself, running over with
!lood and encumbered with the dead,
filled his heart with sucji deep pity that
for three days he could not eat.
So you must see that he was a dunce,
any dear.
When he was seventeen he was obliged
to assist at a great festival given by the
king to all the magnates of his kingdom.
tere again he committed many blun
He contented himself easily he
*te sparsely of the great banquet spread
before him, and he swore—not at all!
His glass would have remained always
full before him had not the king him,
•elf, to save the dignity of the family,
emptied it slyly from time to time.
At eighteen, as he began to grow a
beard, he was noticed by one of the
queen's court ladies.
Court ladies are dreadful creatures,
*ny dear.
This particular court lady wished for
nothing less than to be kissed by the
prince! The poor boy did not dream of
•uch a thing he trembled when she
•poke to him, and hid himself the mo
fuent he saw the edge of her skirts in the
ardens. The king, who was a good
saw what was passing and
laughed in his sleeve. But as the lady
•till pursued the prince, and the kiss was
•till withheld, he blushed for such a son
•nd himself gave the kiss asked for, al
ways, to be sure, for the dignity and
iionor of his family and his race. "Oh,
the little fool!" said the king, who was
man of spirit!
It was at the age of twenty that Sim
plicity became completely idiotic. He
met a forest and fell in love! In those
tlden times people did not try to beauti
iy the trees by pruning and cruel inci
liioas. The branches grew as they listed
t*od alone had them in charge, and
tQoderated the roots and managed the
Saplings, Simplicity's forest was an im
\*tiifeu&e nest of verdure, interspersed here
&nd there by majestic avenues. The
jnoss, drunk with the dew, flourished
V- antonly the eglantines spread their
jhant arms, sought each other and
,-f .Javwd mad pranks around the mighty
trunks of the trees. The great trees
tlit in selves, standing calm and serene,
'twisted their roots in the shade and
iaoqated tumultuously upward to kiss
the rays of summer. The green grass
flourished, while in their hurry to blos-
Jjorn the daisy and the scorpion grass,
growing confused at times, clung
gether on the broken trunks of fallen
tree*, And all these branches, all these
graeees, all these flowers, sang all min
*kd and pressed closely together to
|MNlp more at ease, to whisper low to
gethir of the loves of the corolla. A
breath of li|e floated lov down in the
"I coppice, giving voice to each
foereet held high carnival. The
Igijllirda, the beetles, the drag6nfiies,
Kwtmttarttes—all the beautiful lovers
fiovrftriag hetgee had gatheied
gill* foot ^narten of tSirfovtgt.
Utile rs.
r»their guards
UMir Btnam the forest,
Tbtj lived loxariaaily at
«f the trees, on krwbraaohss, in
i -ft.
the dried leaves lived there as though
at home, quietly and by right of con
quest. They had, liko good citizens,
abandoned the higher branches to the
robins and the nightingales. The forest,
that had hitherto sung in all its branches,
in all its leaves and flowers, sang now
with the insects and with the birds.
In a short time Simplicity became an
old friend of the forest. They chatted
•o happily together that it robbed him
of the last vestige of sense. When he
left the forest to shut himself again
within four walls, whether seated at his
table or lying in his bed, he was always
At last, one beautiful morning, he
suddenly abandoned his apartments, and
went and installed himself under the
old foliage. There he chose fur him
self an immense palace. His salon was
a vast glade. Long dark green draperies
ornamented the periphery 500 flexible
pillars, interlaced like a fine gauzy veil,
and of the bright hue of the emerald,
towered high in the air. The roof itself
was one large dome of changeable blue
satin, starred with golden nails. His
sleeping room was a delicious boudoir,
filled with mystery and fragrance. The
flooring and the walls were hidden under
under a soft carpet of an inimitable pat
tern. The alcove, bored through a rock
by some giant, had walls of pink marble
and a floor of ruby powder. He had also
his bathroom, a living fountain of pure
water, a crystal Imth lost in a bouquet
of flowers. I will not tell of the thou
sand galleries which crossed each other
in this palace, nor of the wondrous land
scapes, nor of the gardens. It was one
of those royal habitations that God alone
knows how to fashion. The prince,
therefore, could now be as foolish as he
pleased. His father thought him changed
into a wolf, and so sought another heir
more worthy of the throne.
Simplicity was very busy during the
next few days after settling himself in
his new home. He made friends with
his neighbors, the beetles and the butter
flies. They were kind neighbors, with as
much bright intelligence as man. At
first he had sofne difficulty in under
standing their language, and he soon
perceived that he would have to educate
himself anew. He learned the concise
language of the insects. A sound indi
cated a hundred different objects, fol
lowing the inflection of the voice and
the length of the note. Soon he lost the
habit of speaking the language of his
race, so poor in spite of its wealth of
words. The ^ray of living of his new
friends charmed him. He felt supreme
ly ignorant compared with them, and
resolved to go and study at their
He was more reserved in his relations
toward the mosses and the pines. As he
was not yet able to understand the lan
guage of the blade of grass and of the
flowers, his ignorance caused a certain
reserve in his intercourse with them.
But the forest did not eye him coldly.
It understood that he was a simple soul,
and that he held the most amiable inter
course with the denizens of the wood.
No one hid from him. It often chanced
that he would surprise, at the end of a
glade, a butterfly ruffling the collar of a
daisy. Soon the hawthorn overcame
her bashfulness, just enough to give
lessons to the young prince. She loving
ly taught him the language of perfume
and of color. The purple corolla hailed
Simplicity on his awakening, the green
leaves told of their wild midnight
dances, the grasshopper confided to him
in a whisper that he was madly in love
with the violet.
Simplicity had chosen for his bosom
friend a golden dragonfly, with a slen
der waist and quivering wings. This
beauty was a dreadful coquette she
sported near him, seemed to call to him,
then flew lightly from his hand. The
great trees, who saw these maneuvers,
rebuked her vigorously and solemnly
whispered that she would come to a bad
Simplicity suddenly became restless.
The ladybug, who was the first to per
ceive the sadness of her friend, gently
songht to win his confidence. He an
swered sadly that he was as happy as
ever. He rose now with the dawn, and
wandered through the glade until dusk.
He softly held back the branches,
searched the thicket and the shadows
formed by the leaves.
'What is onr pupil seeking?" de
manded the hawthorn of the moss.
The dragonfly, wondering at this de
sertion of her lover, concluded that he
was mad for love of her. She came and
roguishly fluttered about him he did
not perceive her. The big trees had
judged her rightly she consoled herself
quickly with the first butterfly at the
The leaves were sad as they watched
the young prince, questioning each tuft
of grass and searching with an eager
eye the long avenues. They heard him
complain of the impenetrable thickness
of the brushwood, and they said, "Sim
plicity has seen Flower-of-the-Water,"
the Undine of the spring.
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Flower-of-the-Water was the child of
a sunbeam and a dewdrop.
She was so limpidly beautiful that the
kiss of a lover would cause her death.
The perfume of her breath was so sweet
that a kiss from her lips would cause
the death of her lover. The forest knew
this, and with jealous care it hid its
adored child. It had given her as a
sanctuary a spring shaded by a thick
cluster of trees. There, in the silence
and the shadow, Flower-of-the-Watel*
glittered in the midst of her sisters.
Idly she floated with the tide, her small
feet half hidden by the ripples, her golden
head crowned with liquid pearls. Her
smile was the delight of the water lilies
and the gladioles. She was the soul of
the forest. She lived without a care,
knowing naught of earth but her mother,
the dew, nor of the heaven*, but the
*anbeam, her father. She knew herself
beloved by the ripple that cradled her,
by the branch that shaded her. She had
a thousand wooers, but not nm lover.
Flower-of-the-Water Wia not ignorant
of the fact that ~tb» «ottM d&roflo**
*4 was pleaseA with the tlM, mi i
Mted is the hepe of snch
SuiUngly aha awaited the well beloved.
One night, by the light of the stars,
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The forest became silent now it mis
trusted Simplicity. It pressed low its
leaves, and threw dark shadows of night
on the yonng prince's path. The danger
that threatened Flower-of-the* Water
made it melancholy it gave no more soft
caresses, no more loving prattle.
Undine came again to the glade, and
once more Simplicity beheld her. Wild
with longing, he pursued her. The
child, mounted on a moonbeam, did not
hear the sound of his footsteps. She flew
onward, light as a feather floating in tlie
wind. Simplicity ran, but could not
overtake her. He wept bitterly—despair
filled his soul but still he pressed on
ward, while the forest watched with
growing anxiety this insensate race. The
bushes barred his way the thorns held
him in their sharp embrace, grimly ar
resting his progress—the entire for* st
was in arms to defend its child. Still
he kept on, though the moss grew treach
erous and slippery beneath his feet. The
branches interlaced more firmly and
faced him, immovable as a wall fallen
trunks of trees threw themselves in his
path the rocks rolled down of their own
volition and strove to entrap him the
insects nipped his heels the butterflies,
brushing his eyelids with their wui
blinded him.
Flower-of-the-Water turned arid saw
Simplicity: she smiled and beckoned
him to draw near, as she said to the
forest, "Here comes my well beloved!"
Three days, three hours, three minutes
had the prince pursued her: the words
of the oaks still rumbled around him—
he felt half tempted to turn and flee.
Flower-of-the-Water already clasj^d his
hands she tiptoed on her tiny feet
her smile was reflected in the young
man's eyes.
"Thou didst long delay." murmured
she. "My heart recognized thee in the
forest I climbed on a moonbeam and 1
sought thee—three days—three hours
three minutes!"
Simplicity was silent, scarcely daring
to breathe she bade him sit by her on
the brink of the fountain she caressed
him with her glances, and he! long time
did he gaze!
"Dost thou not recognize mef whis
pered she. "I have often s^en thee in
my dreams I went to thee—thou didst
take my hand then together we would
walk silent and trembling. Didst thou
not see me? Dost thou not remember
thy dreams?" and as at last he und
voice to speak, "Do not say anything,"
she interrupted quickly. "I am Flower
of-the-Water and thou art my well tNI
loved! We shall die!"
The great trees bent, forward the bet
ter to behold the young lovers: they
trembled with anguish and whimpered
each other that the souls of the lovers
would soon fly away! All the voices
grew hushed. The blade of grass ny!
the oak were overcome with pity the
leaves had forgotten their anger Sim
plicity, the lover of Flower-of-the
Water, was now the son of the forest.
She rested her head on his shoulder,
and together they gazed into the stream
they smiled into each other's eyes!
Again, looking upward, they watched
the golden dust that trembled in the
rays of the setting sun. Slowly their
arms entwined—slowly—slowly. They
awaited the coming of the evening star,
when they would blend together and
away forever!
Not one single word ruffled the har
mony of their ecstasy. Their sotils,
breathing through their lips, mingled'
The day faded the lips of the loveti
grew ever nearer. A terrible anguish
held the forest motionless and rip*
Huge rocks, from which the water
threw heavy shadows aroDttS
radiant in tbl
them they alone were
growing night!
At last tie
above and
kiss, and
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Simplicity beheld her at tfce whiding of
a glade. lie sought her during a loTig
month, hoping to meet her behind every
tree trunk. Sometimes it seemed to
him that he saw her gliding through the
coppice but he found only the great
shadows of the poplars, swayed by the
winds of heaven.
Flo wer-of-the-Water, neither sfeing
nor hearing him, still flew onward Sim
plicity, with anguish, felt that the*mo
ment was approaching when she would
again vanish, and desperate, breathless,
he dashed cm.
He heard the old oaks call angrily
after him: "Why did you not tell us
that you were a man? We would have
hidden away from you we would have
refused to teach you, so that your shad
owed eyes would have failed to st*e
Flo wer-of-the-Water, the Undine of the
spring. You came to us with seeming
innocence, the innocence of the dumb
animals, and now today you show us
the spirit of man. Look, you are crush
ing the beetles, you tear our leaves, yon
break our branches the spirit of selfish
ness is sweeping you away—you-wonId
steal our very soul!" And the hawthorn
added: "Simplicity, pause in pity. If
Flower-of-the-Water should desire to
breathe the perfume of my starry blos
soms, why not leave them to grow freely
on my branches?" And the moss said:
"Stay, Simplicity come dream on the
velvet of my fragrant carpet. In the
distance among the trees thou canst s**e
Flower-of-tlie-Water playing. Thou
shalt see her bathe in the spring and
casting glistening pearly around her
throat. Thou canst share the joy of her
glances stay with us thou shaft live
and see her." And the whole forest
cried: "Stay, Simplicity. A kfss win
kill thee—do not give that Dost
thou not know? The evening breeze,
our messenger, has he not told the+t
Flower-of-the-Water is the celestial
flower, whose perfume is death. Alas!
poor child, her destiny is a st
Have mercy, Simpliifty: do
her soul on her lips."
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Big Prices for Old Toys,
Old toys so very seldom survive the
rough work which their possessors give
them that if by any chance they do
weather the storm they become extremely
valuable. A Collection of old playthings,
many of which belonged to royal chil
dren, has just t**#n sold at the Hotel
Drouot. and some of the articles fetched
prices which even their artistic merit
and their strange survival of the vicissi
tudes would hardly have seemed to
merit. For instance, a little doll, rather
less than a foot high, but clad in a pan
oply of steel, "armed at all points ex
actly cap-a-pie." but perfectly modeled,
and made at the time when Louis XII1
sat on the throne of France, sold for 615
francs and even this price was eclipsed
by that given for a tiny set of carriages
carved in wxxl and accompanied by
little wooden soldiers, made not consnle
plauco, but when Napoleon was first
consul, which brought in neary 1,000
francs. A miniature kitchen, interest
ing as being an exact model of that use
ful houshold apartment, tempo Louis
XVI, and a little jointed doll, sixteen
inches high, dressed in a broche silk
Wattean dress, fetched 340 francs and
110 francs respectively. Many other
toys belonging to bygone epochs sold at
almost fancy prices.—Galignani Mes
Bat Exterminate**,
All old trapper has been bringing: from
the mountains for two weeks a number
of peculiar little animals that have puz
zled a good many people to tell what
they were. They are about the size of
a commofl cat and have large bushy
tails like that of the raccoon. Their
bodies are long and slender and well
protected with a thick growth of brown
ish colored hair. Their eyes are black
and snapping and when teased they
growl and spit like a cat, showing a row
of teeth as sharp as cambric needles.
The name of these little animals is the
Bassiris, and they are a species of the
civit cat, ranking between the fox and
the weasel. They are better than all the
pussies in creation as rat exterminators,
and about twenty of them have leen
turned loose in different warehouses and
live^ stabj.e§ in this
citj".—tian FxaHuaa-
Blaudyte is the name given to the new
material made of Trinidad asphalt and
waste rubber. It resists the baat of
high pressure steam and lasts well in
the presence of oil and grease.
The harbor works in Lisbon are about
to be abandoned, as far as improvement*
are concerned, as the contractor finds
himself unable to carry on the work.
A street in Germany, like a portion of
an Edinburgh street, has been paved
with india rubber. The result is said
to be most satisfactory.
Onr Mammoth Catalogue of
1893 now ready. New Goods New Stylet
in Desks, Tables, Chairs, Book Cases, Cabi»
nets, &c., &c., and at matchless prices,
as above indicated. Our goods are well*
known and sold freely in every country that
speaks English Catalogues free. Postage Via,'
Land office at Mitchell, S. An jr. 16, ISM. no
tice is hereby given that the following-named
settler ba« fiied notice of bis intention to make
final eroof in support of hie claim, and that said
proof will be made before the cierk of the circuit
court in and (or Lake Conuty t». D.,ou Sept., 29,
1898, via Oidbam Carrott, for the 84 Sw)4
See. Sand K4 N'W^ Siec. 11, Twp 1W, Kg 84.
(H. Z• No, He names tbe following
witnesses to proTe his oootlnaons residence
npon and cultivation of Mki land, vis: William
Yoder, Charles Brown, Andrew Jacobsou and
Perry Johnston, all of Oldham t. O., 8. D-
R. N.KRATZ, Retf«ter.
.Mortgage Sale.
Name of mortrsgor, Nels Nelson and Anna
Nelson, his wife. Name of mortgage, James
A. Trow. Dste of mortgage. February 6, 1891,
recorded February fi, 18«1, at 5:45 o'clock p. m.,
to the ofilee of register of deeds of Lake coanty,
8. U., lu hook of moncages, on page 379. De
fault having been mSdetn tbe interest payment
whsch became due JsSBJMry first, 1S!«, taere is
now due at tbe date hereof the sum of 17:#.'.SO
principal and interest, besides the ram ot fM) at
torney"* fees, stipulated tn said mortgage. No
tice is hereby given that the eatti mortgage will
be foreclosed by sale at public aaction hy the
sheriff of Lake county, or his dejpiitv, on Satur
day, the 94tb day of September, at 3 o'c'.oclr
at the front door of the court house in
adison In said Lake county. South Dakota,
of tne lands snQ premises situsted in said Lake
connty. aud described in said mortgage, nut)
statitiaily as follows, towlt Tbe south-west
quarter of section seventeen (17) township one
hundred and eight (H#) of range Alty-one (51J
containing one hundred and sixty (UH) acres,
more or lese.
Dated at Madlsoa, S, p., Atignst 1.1898.
W. P. SMITH, Mortgagee.
Attorney for Mortgagee.
Mortgage Sale. V
Name of mortgageor, Thomas B. Rominger
name of mortgagee, Frank W. Little date of
mortgage, August 5BJ, 1888 recorded August *J0,
1883. ai 4 o'clock p. m., In the office of register of
deeds of Lake county, 8. J,, in book V ol mort
gages, page as. Default having been made hi
the payment of the sum of Three Hundred Del
lars, which became dne on the 1st dav of Jaiy,
)M, and there is BOW da« at the date thereof the
seat of 949S.9S, principal and intereet, besides
OMsam of 9S0attorney's fee, stipulated in said
afottgage and, whereas, it was stipulated and
ed, hy and between the parties to said mort
and contained therein, that if default
id be made in any of tbe conditions con
in (aid mortgage, then the full amount
by secured should become doe and coilect
lMistonce. That said mortgage was duly as
iljpied to M, W. Ualy previous to tbe com
a(encement of this action, assignment duly re
aefestf la office of register of deeds for Lake
amatfAtf0*1 N 1862, recorded in hook 11, page
Ml. How. Usratora, aotlos Is ftereby *«aa that
audVr virtoe of the power of sale con
la sata WKtoit and dnly rooonled
ta, tao ssid mortcsce will he foreclosed
at nnhlic auction by the sheriff of Lake
or'hta deputy, on tbe i*)th day of Hep
slock p. m., at tbe ft
MttL at
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Excellent City Schools. New Central School build
ing recently completed at a cost of 115,000.
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At LAKE MADISON, three and one-half miles southeast
ci te city. Connected by Motor lictft
A Large Number of State
Meetings are held at the
Chautauqua Grounds evfery
'two and one-half miles west of the
surrounded by beautiful groves
of natural timber.
Freight and Passenger Division" of
the S. M. Div. of the G., M. & St.
P. R'y running north and west
Fine Brick I O-Stall Round Ho^se,
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Lake County lias NEVER Experienced a
Crop Failure
And FARM LANDS can be purchased at .reasonable
prices. HOMESEEKERS are cordially invited to settle
in this community.
For additional particulars concerning the resources of
this section, prices of City ^Property, Farm Lands, etc., etc.,
Madison, South Dakota,
The Streets Illuminated bj 12 Arc Lights.
«he Most Complete Plaht in the State.
State Chautauqua
The Lake provided with
the Steamer "City of Mad
ison," capable ol carrying
100 persons.
A Beautiful Sheet of Wa?tef,' fttght
Miles Long and Two Miles "Wide.
The seat of the State Normal School. Value of Normal
buildings, $55,000. The Normal School is now in ses
sion, with over 125 students from various parts of the
state in attendance.
Is the home ol Nine Churches!
Excellent Society. Stone sfcnd
Brick Business Buildings
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Is a great C3-raiiilSito&€¥. T6'ur"El
eyatoyp, Flat. Spm. a»d loiter

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