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Tile Interesting History of nn Old
Time \ovel That I* Often Allndeil
to In Literature and at Times Quot
ed Incorrectly.
Everybody, or nearly everybody, has
beard of the novel of "Frankenstein.'
though it is not probable that many
persons read it nowadays. There are
so many allusions to it in our litera
ture, however, that one absorbs some
sort of a notion of it so that he can
not help knowing that it is a weird and
ghastly story about a monster, but
whether or not Frankenstein is the
monster even well informed people do
not always know, showing that tbey
never read the story.
Sometimes we hoar allusions to
"Frankenstein's monster." as in one of
s Sumner's orations, where he
speaks of the "soulless monster of
Frankenstein, the wretched creatiou
of mortal science without God." and
sometimes the reference ,is to Frank
enstein only, as if lie were the mon
ster. Of course Sumner, who was
very particular in his use of figures of
speech, was right. When Mrs. Poland,
in her fine novel of "Sidney." makes
Major Loo say that "Christianity is a
Frankenstein.'* the suffers the major
to talk nonsense.
The story of this wo!rd novel and the
circumstances under which it came to
be written are decidedly interesting
and may be told in a few words. The
facts are as follows:
In Mary Godwin, afterward
Mrs. Shelley, eloped with Shelley, and
they took :p their residence near Ge
neva, In Switzerland. They had Lord
Byron for a neighbor, and the three
passed much time together. Their con
versation frequently ran on the occult
and the mysterious, and Byron one day
proposed that each should write a
ghost story. All agreed and went to
work, but it was not long before the
two poets gave it up as a hopeless
task. They could write poetry, but
they could not write stories.
Mary iM?rsevered and completed her
tale in the spring of 1817. When By
ron and Shelley heard it read, they
were surprised and delighted. It was
bound to be the novel of the century!
The name of it was "Frankenstein: or.
The Modern Prometheus." It was im
mediately sent to London for publica
tion and met with a great success.
Frankenstein Is a Swiss youth, a
student at the University of Ingol
stadt, deeply interested in the study of
chemistry and natural philosophy. Fie
resolves to penetrate the mysteries of
life and death and wrest from nature
the secret of creation. After prolong
ed study he succeeds and discovers
how to impart movement and anima
tion to lifeless matter.
He then resolves to mold a colossal
man. making him beautiful in form
and feature and imbue him with life.
He carries on his work in a studio far
from the habitations of man, labors
long and secretly, and at last the work
Is completed. There in the great room
lies the form and semblance of a hu
man being, perfect in all his propor
tions. Frankenstein relates the story:
"It was on a dready night in Novem
ber that I beh'-M the accomplishment
of my toils. With an anxiety that al
most amounted to agony I collected
the instruments of life around me that
I might infuse a spark of being into
the lifeless thing that lay at my feet
"It was already 1 (/clock in the
morning. The rain pattered dismally
against the window panes, and my
candle was nearly buaied out, when
by the glimmer of the half extinguish
ed light, I saw the dull yellow eye o
the creature open. It breathed hard
and a convulsive motion agitated it
Slowly the immense creature arose
ftlld the artist, frightened at his own
Work, fled away. Then he returns to
find his creation possessed of life an
every attribute of humanity except a
soul. Nowhere can it tind human sym
pathy. It is out of harmony with a!
things about it, and after searchin
the world in pursuit of happiness it
returns again to Frankenstein and de
mauds that he make a companion witl
whom it can live in sympathy an
Frankenstein declines, and thence
forth the monster pursues him with
hatred and revenge. It slays his broth
ers and sister, his friend and his bride.
It follows him to Russia, to Siberia
and into the Arctic ocean, and there
creature and artist perish together. It
is a most uncanny story to read o'
Sir Walter Scott reviewed the novel
in The fjuarterly, but while admitting
its power confessed lie did not like it.
"Our taste and our judgment revolt at
this kind of writing." All the critics
agreed as to its daring originality.—
Chicago Post.
N" on-I n I on Conductor Indicted.
CLEVELAND. Oct. 2b.—The grand jury
has indicted Ralph Hawley for murder
in the see nd degree. Hawley was a
non-union conductor during the street
railway strike. On July 24, during an
attack on a car, he shot and killed
Michael Kornsweit, a boy Who was rid
inff OV Oil
Elliott lUUIa* tfce Cbamplonafclp.
NASHVILLE, Term., Oct. 28.—J. A. R.
Elliott of Kansas City killed 99 out of
100 birds at the tournament of the Belle
Meade Gun club. By doing so he re
tains the chauipic usliip of wing shots.
Perfectly Natural QaestloB.
"Pat," said his young wife, "I wish
you wouldn't put your knife in your
mouth when you eat."
"An phwere would yez hev me put
H," said Pat in astonishment, "In me
4PNr9M-~Harp*r't Baaar.
A Michigan Central Freight Crashes
Into a Trolley Cur at Detroit, Mich.
DETHOIT. Oct. 2?.—Car No. 15 of the
Mount Clemens rapid suburban electric
line was struck by a Michigan Central
freight train at the corner of Gratiot
nnd Bellevue avenues, killing Conduc
tor Schneider and injuring 22 people,
two of them fatally. The suburban car
was tilled with the regular theater load
bouud from Mount Clemens. Between
25 ami 30 passengers were thrown vio
lently from their seats as the heavy
train threw the car from the track and
crushed it against an adjoining build
ing, Conductor Schneider was just
mounting the rear step and was in
stantly crushed to death.
Motcrman Dowling, who escaped
with slight injuries, saw the approach
ing train, but the brakes of the heavy
trolley car failed to heed the slippery
track. The train was going slowly, as
the crossing is a dangerous one, and
only this saved the passengers from
death. The rapid railway car was
itruck by the locomotive and thrown
on its side and almost wholly demol
Big Meeting at Cincinnati in the Inter
est of Coenr d'Alene Miners.
CINCINNATI. Oct. 2S.—An enormons
meeting was held during the evening at
Music hall, the officers of which were
of the Central Labor Council of Cincin
nati and the speakers were Samuel
Gompers, president of the American
Federation of Labor, and Edwin Boyce
of Butte. Mon., president of the West
ern Federation of Miners. Fully 6.000
men remained during the two long
speeches. The announced purpose of
the meeting was to protest against the
treatment of prisoners held in the
Coeur d'Alene region in the bull pen.
A state of siege has been proclaimed
in the province of Varcelona, Spain.
Rev. G. E. Morrison was hanged at
noon Friday at Vernon, Tex., for wife
The Standard Oil company is buying
up and leasing many thousands of acres
of abandoned gas territory in Indiana.
The queen has approved the appoint
ment of S:r Heury Stafford Northcote,
as governor of Bombay, in succession
to Lord Sandhurst, in February next.
The United States transport Missouri,
with a large quantity of medical sup
plies and a number of nurses, has ar*
rived at Port Said, en route to Manila.
A colossal bronze statute of Christ
blessing mankind, which was being
hoisted into a niche in the new cathe
dral at Berlin, fell 100 feet. No one
was injured.
There is some anxiety at Maderia,
Island of Funchal. respecting the fate
of the British steamship Dunvegaa Cas
tle. She left Cape Town Oct. 11, and
was due at Maderia. Oct. 24.
Miss Helen Miller Gould has given
$6.0u0 to the League for Social Service,
to be used in a crusade against Mor
monisni. The league has issued l.Ooo,
Ouo pamphlets in pursuance of Mis
Gould's directions. They are aimed
directly at Mormonism and Brigham
H. Roberts as congressman and will be
distributed all over the couutrv.
Missing Heir Ta Fonnd.
DULUTH. Uct. Martin Fink, for
whose whereabouts a query was re
cently received by Mayor Kiefer of St.
Paul, has been found here. Fink is
w anted as the heir to a fortune left him
by his father at Oterammergau, Ea
City of Sydney Arrives.
FRANCISCO, Oct. 2*.—Th* United
States transport City of Syduey has ar
rived from Manila via Nagasaki and
Kobe, being 3u days on the jourii'-y.
brings 36 cabin and
steerage passengers.
Fiend* Cuiity to a shortage.
NEVADA. MO., Oct. 2H.—Ex-Treasurer
Frank Paiker of Veri:un county ha
pleaded guilty to a shortage of ifvMl.OUU
in county funds. Sentence was
ferre.l. Ti:-* bondsmen will have to
make the (shortage goui.
The doctor looked wise and said it was
"nervous indigestion."
But he didn't cure it.
So Mr. Thos. G. Lever, of Lever, S. C«
wrote to Dr. Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y.
And now Mr. Lever is well.
Dr. R.
Pierce is and
for thirty
years has
been chief
ph vsician of
the Invalids'
Hotel and
Surgical In
stitute, of
Buffalo. Dur
ing this time
he has probably treated more
cases of chronic, or lingering,
diseases than any other physi
cian in the world.
Invalids from all over the world write
to him and receive advice free of charge.
During the early years of his practice
Dr. Pierce compounded his "Golden
Medical Discovery" which he has used
ever since in treating all affections of the
lungs and bronchial tubes for purifying
the blood for toning up the nerves
and whenever an honest reliable non
alcoholic tonic was needed. In connec
tion with it, he prescribes what other
special medicine may be required in ex
ceptional cases and gives directions aa
to diet and hygiene.
The result is health,
Mr. Lever writes i
I was afflicted with what the doctors called
nervous indigestion. Took medicine from my
family physician to no avail. I thought myself
incurable A9 I suffered BO much with pain under
my ribs and an empty feeling in mv stomach, I
was getting very nervous and suffered a great
deal mentally, thinking that death would soon
claim me. I wan irritable and impatient and
greatly reduced in flesh. I could scarcely eat
anything that would not produce a bad feeling
in ray stomach. I wrote Dr. Pierce. He pre
scribed his 'Golden Medical Discovery' and
Pellets' and gave me some simple hygienic
rules. I am well again. I believe the 'Golden
Medical Discovery' and Pellets' will cure any
ease of indigestion, torpid liver, or chronic cold."
Insist vtP°n hiving "Golden Medical
Discovery1' for aoming else is jutf
Every cough makes
your throat more raw
and irritable. Every
cough congests the lining
membrane of your lungs.
Ceasetearing your throat
and lungs in this way.
Put the parts at rest and
give them a chance to
heal. You will need some
help to do this, and you
will find it in
From the first dose the
quiet and rest begin: the
tickling in the throat
ceases the spasm weak
ens the cough disap
pears. Do not wait for
pneumonia and con
sumption but cut short
your cold without delay.
Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pec
toral Plaster should be
over the lungs of every per
son troubled with a cough.
Write to the Doctor.
Unusual opportunities and long ex.
perienee eminently qualify us for
KivinK you nuMlcal advice. Write
ireeljr all the particulars in your caie.
T«-ll u* wtmt Totir experience has
been with our I'herry I'eotoral. You
will receive a prompt reply, without
Address, DB. J. C. AVER.
Christian Science Healers Arrested at
MINNEAPOLIS. Oct. IS.—Mary Brook
ings and Albert P. Meyer, Christian
Science healers, were arrested on in
dictments returned by the late grani
jury anil were taken before Judge Har
arraignment on the charge of
practicing medicine without a license.
Mrs. liruokiims was arraigned first.
The charge simply stated that she had
on Uct.
11 prescribed for and adminis
tered to Francis Kern a certain treat
ment commonly known as Christian
Science without having tirst secured a
license. T:ie indictment against Meyer
was identical with that of the other de
fendent. The cases were set for the
next term with bail at $J0u in
in each case. The object of the prose
cution is to make a test case and see if
the state law regarding practice of
Uisdicire affects Christian Scientists.
A Lima 31 an"* Testimony.
I have obtained excellent
the use of Foley's Kidney Cure. It re
lieved my back ache aud severe pain
over the hipn. It toned up my system
and gHVe me new vim and energy. I re
gard it ap an honest and reliable ren.edy
all Kidney diseases. It makes no
false olairns but does what it says when
giv^n a fair trial. I certainly recom
mend it. Wna. Finn, 447 Elida lioad,
Lima, Oli.(j.
Cams. Srnrrz.
Its never still a minute,
Works with all its inigbt,
Makes people well and happy,
Hooky Mountain Tea taken at ni^ht.
Millions of dollars, is the value placed
by Mrs. Mary Iiird, llarrisburg, Pa., on
the life of her child, which she saved
from croup by the use of One Minute
Cough Cure. It oures all coughs, colds
and throat and lung troubles.
Daloth Grain.
IJULUTH, Oct. 27.
WHEAT—Cash, No. 1 hard, €9o No.
1 Northern, tfSc No. 2 Northern,tloc, No.'
3, tilX J. To Arrive—No. 1 hard 69c No'
1 Northern, tiiio December, 63c Mar
FLAX—To arrive. IL21X ©efcobcr,
$1.2December, $1 23.
Minneapolis Wheat.
WHEAT—In Store—No. 1 Northern,
December, 676c MAj, 7jJ£O. On Tra-:k—
No. 1 hard, 69%0 No. 1 Northern, osj
No. ti Northern, 06c.
Sionz City Live Stoefc.
Sioux CITV, Ia.,Oet 37.
HOGS Market 5o lower, closing
easier. Range of prices,
CATTLE—Market steady.
Sales ranged at $4..*655.85 for beeves
18. 1.60 for cows, bulls and mixed
for stackers and feeders fci.uO
I&4.75 for calves and yearlings.
Receipts: Cattle, 400 hogs, 1,000.
M, Paul Union Stook Tarda.
HCOS Markot 5o lower. Rungs
Of priced, 13 U0(ig4.
CATTLE—Butoher cattle steady and
active Good stookers and feeders steady,
common slow at low prices.
Sales ranged at [email protected] for cows
I&&O08 9O for heifers tS.BOQU 40 tor
stockers 92 [email protected] for bulla |[email protected]
for steers-. $*. 50 for calves.
SHEEP—Market strong and active.
Balsa ranged at $4.8J6 for Uinta
Receipts: Cattle, 900 oalves, 75 hogs
1,100 sheep, 4,4(X.
Chicago Union Stock Tarda.
and the demand for Lake County farms Is Increasing.
search of a
CHICAGO, Oct, 87.
HOGS—Markot slow, mostly 6o lower.
Sales ranged at 14.10.^1.4') for mlxod
an) butchers-, ft lj£4 to for good hcuvv
|W VO'J fur rourfli heavy
tor litfht,
CATTLE—Markot stoady.
S ikM nni {el at $4.1 05 for leev«s
$1.7-II£".OJ for nows and heifers
4 b) for Texas stoe-s, for stack
ers ami feeder*.
.SIIKE!'—.Market strong.
Sales ranged at I.'.50£4.35 for sheep
$4 lor lambs.
sheep, (J.UOO
Chicago drain and I'rovtalona.
CHICAGO, Oct. 8&
WHEAT—Do 'oiiibar, 70 Hio May, ilc.
COitN Octoin-r, Utjcomber,
January, Jl^ciiil^o May, 33e.
OATS—October,December, ii£%e
POitK October, $8.00 December,
.8. January, *9.57)^.
J?'LAX—Cash Noi-tiiwestorn, I1.29M
southwestern, October, ll.^y
Decoinbcr, *1.^9 May, tl.gv^.
POl'lilHY—Dressed, turkeys, 9^9
10c chickens, 7^(®8c duoks, 7)fo.
BUTTEK—Creameries, 156193 dalrv
**lt did me more good than anythiuir
I ever used. My dyspepnia was of
months standing after eating it wan
terrible. Now I am well, writes S. li
Keene, Hoisiogton, Kan., of Kodol Dvs'
pepsia Cure. It digests what yon eat.
Is the Basis of All
Good Home in
a Good Climati
where yon can raise Wheat, Oats, Barley, Corn, Flax, p0tat
in fact everything adapted to this latitude, arm
Where you can successfully carry on
Dairying &
Stock Raising!
and where your family will have the advantages
Good Society,
Good Schools,
Good Church Facilities
then come and see me, and I will show you just what you want. |fvci
are renting land now, paying
show you just as good land and sell it to you at what you
will pay out in rental, where you are, in three years,
and will give you easy terms of payment.
If you want a good location in Madison I have such for you. A large numJ
ber of substantial buildings have been built in fladison the past sea
son and the city is steadily growing in population.
Correspondence Solicited—
Chas. B. Kennedy
It May Have Your
in the moisture proof box.
Ask your grocer for
Cmus. Scnt'Tz.
JOHN 8CHULTZ Proprietor.
Keep constantly on hand a fall
line of
Froi IM malt
Pish, fowl Mid Game in
Egan avenue.
The okl fish ionel ^in^cr snap
in the browu paper bag is cot ift with
per acre annual rental, I will
package to-day.
Makers of the famous UnSMS BlftClllt.
Oinjer Wayfer
A dose or two of Foley'« Honey and
iar will prevent an aMaot of pneumonia,
grip oold severe cold if taken in time
oures ooughs, oolds, croup, la gripD*
hoarseness diftioult breathing, whoo£u£
oough inoiplMit consumption, asthma or
bronohitis. Gives positive relief in ad
vanoed stages of consumption, asthma or
bronchitis. Guaranteed.
Lomdmd on|y with the
Kings Smokeless
pattern excellent iu'
Unc«# and *helU *hoot°^
Referee SheJJJ
fttHc Smoke

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