The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, March 22, 1894, Image 6

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I think of Eh m U
Tha lasklnf skies, the uli elood.
T fMtiox of a sorrow oe,
A preatsaos para aa4 intle-breM.
Thara comas tha f loom of nor fair rays.
rbare hn 11 of fluom aod In,
Ab1 down ths dew-bejerslad wax
Th d of summer enter in,
Ttaa past l sbriTrled let
A written scroll so fads .
VHik all it held of Joy or grief
Merged Jo tbe glory of so-day.
f weet hope foes down Into the tomb
And takes frum death a f randsr life,
Joy riu cros the voice of doom.
Ai.d peace is gained by every strife.
The eg enpauds it pulsin? wings,
The twlc aaafcens Into flowers
And from the soul ul man thc sprlnza
The perfect age of fullest ; .,, era
Over and nftr all la told,
i he stari thtir orbit- atlll repeat,
Eeaou lo senson buds unfold.
And w .rids and atom meet and meet
There Is bo lots, there Is no tain;
Tuere is no ase of time or ;orce;
And every act and thought and pain
Are neetlng point in nai urn's course.
And death la not! the rery rucks
Await the resurrection m irn;
And lire or sortu or change unlocks
The old. and thus the pew 1 born.
So may we live In perfect trust.
And in the tempest aland serene.
For U id sill re-create the dust
Thou h countless a-'es iuterrene.
The wrong shall vanish lo the rf j
'J Le evil melt Into the sod;
For as the day includes tbe nlstht,
Tbe false Is true when understood.
Thus all is rounded la a song
The song of hope, the son;? of youth.
The music of a mighty throng
On tbe e ernal hi, Is of Truth.
O Spirit of the Easter time.
To all the seet assurance give.
An1 swell the sound In voire and cblme:
"Though be ye Dead, yet shall ye Live"
Richard Lew Dawson.
A Custom Which I Pernllar to the White
Egg rolling on F.a ter Monday Is I
custom which Is peculiar to Washing
ton. D. C. No one appea 8 to know its
orisrin. but every Easter Monday, with
In the meraorv of. the oldest inhabit
ant, hundreds, and now evt-n thou
sand)), of children have gathered in
the "White House lot," the grounds
south of the President s house, bring'
ing bankets of gayly colored eggs and
spending the day rolling them down
the sides of the green knolls and
frassy slopes. The day has gradually
eveloped into an almost universal hol
iday. The White House grounds are given
up to the children from dawn to dark.
Fathers, mothers, sis ers, aunts, and
cousins come to look on, and it is in
deed a beautiful sight to watch them
-as they come from all directions, from
near and from far: even before snnrie
many may be seen waiting at the closed
gates: at o'clock these are cpened
wide, and the eatjer children, dred
In holiday attire, flock in, each one
carrying a basket or box of colored,
.hard-boiled eggs
There is no distinction; all classes
-and conditions are equally welcome.
Taere i-i no limit to age; the child who
can ca;cely walk aloiie and the girl
and b y of iti are alike welcome. Many
of the woe tots are accomian'ed by
colored nu ses, who, if we can judge
toy their duijc,v faces all aglow with
miles, expect to enjt y the pleasures
of the day quite as much as the chil
dren. Some very elegant carriages a -e
driven to the grounds; in fact before
noon there is a long line of them, and
the drivers wait for hours while the
little people enjoy the sport
There is a certain way of rolling the
eggs, and the tradition is that those
who roll the greatest number without
breaking auy are to be the most suc
cessful In life. It Is interesting to
watch the vountr folks whil they en-
gage in this game, all seeming to fully
appreciate tne Honor oi piaving non.
Toer are truly the happiest of children
as taelr merry laugh and joylul excla
mation ring and echo throughout the
a tire domain; nothing rude or dig
tmrteons la heard or seen to mar the
l2-Meat festivities).
tM Inclosed grounds consist of about
wtiWstj acrsa, naisdaof&ely laid out, oon-
r -tar nra f grtmM fsmvtmi
r --itr ttrr -statu r-rie
Sb. l-'.v;
iscojeiel with broken egg shells i f
va W as colon.
A . 1 o c!ok the children I artak f
their luncl.e ns. which consist la' gel,
of co'.d-b iled eggs. At 2 o' 1 ck t e
Pre ident has a reception for th.-m: he
always rt ind at t ho do .r leading irora
the east room into the !a ge hali, and
as thev pas th-ough b siiiiie-, caks
a word of we e me to all. and ; hanes
hands with a man, as p ssible; sin-e
there ae hundreds ja sing through, it
is quite paid liable if a few are over-
lo' ked.
This Is the onlv da-, during the whole
vear that the little folk are given fe
access to t e White House and it
grcunds, and tl.e heartily enjoy the
Tir e J of Offering; that Are Calru
ated to Fit AU Tast.
The display of Easter cards, that
have become as much a feature of the,
religious festival ,-eaon aa the ( hrist
mas holidays, is more lavish this year ever, bays a New York piper.
Not many new striking designs are to
be seen, but the shop- given to thut
sort of thing have filled their wind w
with a variety calculated to fit any
financial posibillty, from the humble
nickel to the haughty gold eagle. The
beauty of the offerings only to be at-
tained by the latter coin is lyond
question, but there are plenty of
charming things in the smaller and
more modest that can happily fullill
GUd ifoyh AUjWyf '
Hk'-Wjakl' IS.
their mission a a
token of remem-On-j
that is ere-
j brance and regard.
clally taking with young people is tho
novel arrangement oi a uove on a cara
so that when the card Is set upright by
means of the ret at the back, the
handsome bird tilts forward and has an
unusually natural appearance of flying.
An old church tower and the moon
rlsliur over the trees at tbe back, with
other doves hovering about, oarry out
the pleasing affect
A mora eitMnslve token la in tha
ftnaof arlaa4of E tar songs. This
haa Mvartl trssjs attrar lively Ulaml
sal 0 fiowan aaa abUdrw amid
3Vt WfTsttftV 9fPS f sV"'a'Vt I
Another i- a framework of g ld and
Mlver. f o-u which hang tnr.e tns.
ines twine ab.ut the timlrers,
doves and flowers below fill out the
Perforated cards with the lettering
ornamented with gold and silver and
angels' hea .s at the corners are catch
ing They are small and cheap. There
are al-o very pretty ones in folding
shape that display fl'owe s and appro
priate verses when ojiened.
A gra e ul card with ex juisite color
ing is of two calla lilies and clustering
forget-me-nots, with a mxm and cro-s
in the distance. The sentiment is "A
Joyful Easter." The tints are delicate
grays, bluos, greens and gold. It is as
preity a card for a cheap one as c uld
be wished for.
An Kaaur Whipplns;.
It was nearly dut-k. It had 1 e"n a
typical Eater a beatiful, sunshiny
morning. Tbe well-di eased throng of
church-goers on their way to morning
service had stopped atrain and again
am ng themnelvee to comment on the
beaut of the day. In the afternoon
it had" still been "clear, but the frei-h
we-tern wind had begun to blow. And
now it was growing late. The fog the
cold, damp, t.asty fog was rolling in
from the ocean.
The wind made her shiver as she
stood on the street corner.
She was not big enough to be out at
that time, when every one was hurry
ing homeward, even if she had been
ciad towithftund that weternj wind.
She couldnt have been more than
lie came whit-t'ing around the cor
ner. He must have been ten. and no
cold c uld get in through the thick
overcoat he w re.
V h .tcher cry-in' for?"
"I'm co. a."
He came up clcn-o, looked around to
see that no one was looking, whipped
off the oven oat and put it ar. und her.
"I've got lotn more homo."
Then he vanished into the modest
little home up tho street
"Where is your overcoat?"
"Uwt it."
He got a whipping for being care
less, but he'd sooner take ten whip
pings than confess to anything like
soft-h eartedness.
How to Piepar? E inter Ekk.
r,e way is to put them for a few
minut s in hot water, and then write
with tallow a name or design, flower
or ornament, on either hide of the egg,
Then boil it in wate in which a col
ored solution or dye has been put The
col r will not adhere to the part of tho
el ell which has been touched with the
tallow, and whatever has been drawn
will le quite white. Eggs boiled in
loir wood will be vioiet or purple, and
with a pin or knife one may scratch on
the shell any design do-dred.
An EaL-r I'roceswlonal.
Let usslnit of bright morn breaking
From the glorious east;
Lilies fair their sheaths forsaking;
Larks lo light their music making;
Plo the song of wings and waking
That beats onr feast!
Apple boughs In white are dressing,
And In heaven' hlus arrb
Little clouds, like cheruhs preeslng
Hank on rank with cheeks careening,
bed toelr softneea like a blessing
On i ur )oyful march)
r?TCa Ss t-' W
rairTEl XL-Coatisua,
ui don't know -to Italy, perhaps,
where I met him. I believe ne ban a
ca.-lle or an ettta'e out there. He may
have they may have gone to it
'Hoy, you will do nothing rah?
Promise me, for your mother's sake.
liememlier, ihe lias on'v ou."
"1 shall avenge mv honor." the Earl
answered quietly. "Hut you, Valerie,"
r.e went on, gently, "you win not leave
my mother.- sh? loves j-ou. It is a
great thing to ak you do-to give
up your !i(o,yoi;r pleasures, to le with
her - but I t eg it as a favor."
Valerie felt her ttiroit choke.
"There is no hardship 1 would not
submit to for your mother s sake," she
The Karl rai'-d her hand lo his li.
"Thank vou, Vaierie'" he said rim
ply. "Tell my mother I am coining to
seak to her soon, i want her to l'O
to ht:r iavorite house in Si-otland for
a little time, or anywhere, h he must
leave here."
Valerie smiled faintly, ami turned
away a he entered tne library.
' All goes well, ' she iriiirmim d to
her-lf. "He pia s me to retrain he
w ill find noon he cannot do without me,
and Ijniy Alice will be forgotten,
l oes he l.jve her U he suffering Irtim
his heart or his ride at htfr ili'ht'
Pride. I am certain: he is a Darrell,
and t lu-refore dichorier is to him the
greatest of all evils. Now, it only
wants . I ura to send the rcjxirt of her
d-ath. and the game is mine. 1 feel
free, light as air, after a long,
wretched, dark imprisonment. Paul
gone from my path - happiness before
The Earl shut the door of tho library,
an.' drawing a etiuir to tho table
buried his (a-e on hU folded arms.
He was simply t tunned by the news
of Alice's faithlessness and sin: the
vision of her swi-et I eauty haunted
him, and even, when proofs were
strongest against her. the thought of
her innate purity and goodness would
come likes I' ash of light. ,
He remeniliered her as he held her
for that few brief seconds in his arms
that' night in the conservatory: it was
the face of an angel in its fair love
Such a woman could not sin!
Yet how could ho explain the cir
cumstances? Look which way he
might he saw nothing but tho most
damning and conclusive evidence of
her guilt.
A knock at the door roused him, and
his man Mason entered
There's a gentleman wants to see
you. my Lord," he said quietly.
"1 can see no one, the l-Jirl replied
"He told me to give you this card,
and beg you to see him "for a few min
utes, my Lord."
The Earl took the card.
"Frank Merredith staying with
Armistead at the Grange. Well, let
him come in, Mason.
Mason bowed, and in a lew seconds
returned, ushering in Frank Meredith.
I must aiKilogize for Intruding on
your privacy,' Ird Darrell. rrank be
gan courtcous-ly, "but I wish to speak
with you most particularly.
The Earl bowed; he seemed to know
his guest's face.
"lou are .looking at me, I see,
Frank went on. "We have met Itefore.
Do you remember, & few days ago. you
had a riding partv to the old abbey
The Earl reminated.
"Ves, I remember now. You are
the gentleman who very kindly as
sisted mytne tho Countess of Dar
rell. 1 thank you. sir, lor "
Hoy's voice failed
Frank went on quickly:
LAru itarreu, u is not a moment to
mince matters. I know your trouble.
I think I can appreciate your grief. I
have come hero to tell you I think you
have boon tho victim of some horrible
Hoy s. heart stood still, .then Deat
quicker than ever.
"Go on, he said in low tones.
"I had tha honor of ashort conversa
tion with Lady Darrell, that morning
at the ruins and, thinking her a neg
lected, torrowful woman, urged by
some strange feeling I begged her to
let mo lo her friend. After a mo
ment's hesitation she agreed, and I
handed her two cards with my ad dross,
one at the Grange and the other in
London. She promised me if sho ever
needed help she would aend for me.
Have those cards teen discovered?"
Hoy rose hurriedly.
"I "will ring for her maid and ask."
He paced the lloor In wildest agita
tion till Davis came. How ho re
proached himself! A stranger had
read her misery, anu ne was ounu.
Davis knew nothing of tho cards.
"I have looked through everything,
my lord," she said, coming back after
a time. "They are nowhere. My dear
mistress left all her clothes. She had
,.. u i.i. ..m. t- v.,.- ,. w
OulV tier winuu nun iajiuiiuii, nui
V. . ... . , . T
and hat. Uh. dear: l leei something
terrible has happened to her."
The Earl waved her away.and Frank
only waited till the maid had gone.
Then he walked up to the Earl.
"Did you bear that? Would any wo
man deliberately go away in this damp
cold weather, clad only in a dressing
gown? I am convinced there Is some
treachery. Listen: I came over here
at Armiwtead's request. Lastnlghtwe
were sitting up late, when we heard a
slight noise, and going to discover
what it was, we discovered two men
crouching outside the bouse. They
fled like hares. We chatted them.
They took the direction of the Abbey
ruins. Two nights before I Imagined
I heard something outside, but I took
no notice of it. Armistead haa gone
up to town to bring down a couple of
detectives, and wo will get to the bot
tom of the atlalr. I have come to tell
you this, and so support my theory that
tbe disappearance of t he (date and dia
monds U all part of a systematic rob
bery." "Yea, ves: but "
Roy had risen In his excitement.
"You mean, how does this account
for Lady Darrell s disappearance also?
I cannot explain that; but something
talis me she is in trouble, and needs our
assistance. But you look pale, Lord
Darrell. Let me get you some brandy,
"It la nothing, only your views upset
ma. It la dreadful to think of-of her,
Crhaps in danger, and I cannot halp
r. Wt shall ws do?"
Hoy had covered his face with his
bands and now looked up.
"Lo!" echoed Frank; "put the de
tectives on the track at once. Will
you ride with me now as far as the
Abbey? We might reconnoitre and
tind out something.
" us start at once. Have you a
horse' No.' Then I will order two."
The Earl seied the bell.
"Two saddle horses, Mason, without
delay. Mr. Meredith, vou have giien
me the first moment of gudness cince
that dreadful morning. Vou have
I given me hope.''
"Io not in' tot) sanguine," Frank ob
served quickly. 'They are only my
own idi-as on the artalr. I have no
proof: but to convict Lady Karrell of
such odious crinn-s seems to me im-pos-ihlt.
Mio has the face of an angel.
If ever human eyes spoke the truth,
hers did."
! "Why have not I hail this faith'"
' cried Jsoy passionately. '-I should not
I have wasted three days, liut come,
the horses are there; we can start at
"Do you know anything atxtut this
Count Jura? Where did you lirst meet
him.-' Frank nsked us bo mounted,
j "in Italy. He represented himself
as a scion of a noble and ancient house,
and certainly I found him charming.
Why no you ask?"
"Jiecause Arinistt ad scctus to think
him a a ouwlrol: but you will meet
; Goof to-night and learn more."
J Valerie Hubs heard the sound of
'; horses on the path and looked from the
window. As she saw Hoy ride away
I hastily with a stranger her heart con
tracted as with fear. What had hap
i pened? Sup oxe they had traced Quint
Jura, and Alice was found. !she sum
moned her maid, and. after much ques
tioning of MuMon, alerie s
fear died
away. Hoy tuts gone lor
was sa'o as yet.
a rido. All
Alice lay unconscious half through
tho night that followed her alxluc
tion; sue tossed and turned in her
fever; her liw murmured words inco
herently: her small hands were held
out as if tiegging for pity.
She knew not that Myra Burden sat
beside her through the silent hours
long after the voices had sunk down in
the next room, patiently and tenderly
watching and tending her.
The chloroform hai made her fever
ish: tho shock of seeing Count Jura
simply prostrated her,
A vague dream of horrors filled her
brain. Valerie's malignant face, Count
Jura's dark eyes, haunted her like de
mons: then for a moment would come
blessed happiness, as Hoy's tender,
handsome countenance floated before
her, only to melt again into terrifying
figures of Myra and her mother, bring
ing that sense of dread and horror.
'Yes.'' mused Myra, an she sat in the
long night silence, ever and again
moistening Alice's parched lips with
water: -'she is here against her will
and knowledge, he has evidently car
ried her away drugged and Insensible.
Who is she? A lady, her hands are
white. I will help her; my heartburns
! against her, she Is in my txiwer, yet I
cannot do her harm. It is lie who shall
' suffer. He loves her," she shuddered:
I ''yes, there was a look on his face he
never gave me he shall suffer. 1 will
get her
away, b..t how.' Let mo
, think
As she pondered, Alice moved over
restlessly; the actions caused two cards
to fall from her po ket to the ground.
Myia picked them up.
"'Frank Meredith, the Grange.'
Why that's the next plant! Is he a
friend, or perhaps her husband. The
same name 'Savile row. London!'
This is luck. I will keep them, and
George shall find out."
The words died away In a stilled
shriek, a hand was placed over her
mouth, another snatched the cards
from her.
This was done by Count Jura: he had
pushed aside the curtains nolBelessly;
i nao waicneu mo gin sitting ijuicuy,
had listened to her half-whiHj.ered
! musings, and when sho picked up tho
' cards ho dashed forward and grasped
; them.
"So. you viper, you are planning
against me, are you.'" he hissed, draw
im.' her by a tigfit holt, into the other
vault. "Treacherous - eh?"
"Yes, treacherous if you like,'' Myra
answered sullenly, snatching her arm
from his hand: '-though it is not from
you such words should come, George
"Hush!" Count Jura, glanced round
fearfully ''dare to breath that name
again and I'll "
"Kill mo? Well, dolt. What have
got to live for.' You've treated mo
like the dirt under your foot, George."
Myra flashed her great black eyes on
him like scorching stars. "Do you
ever think of my ruined heart, of all
' the misery I am suffering.of my degre-
. , , , . . . -
rluttnn if t h ac h i rtt void, the never-
dying despair."
' ,'ir ho. " h-r brjast
as she
snoke i assionately
"1 know all about that," returned the
man, coolly. "I am not in the mood
for recrimination, Myra, so I tell you
'Have you forgotten all you swore to
me? Have you forgotten your promise
that I should bo your wife.'"
"Yes," he said, quietly with a sneer.
Myra shrank back; his crueUcoldness
cowed her, she could say no more. She
turned, and sinking on to a mattress,
burled her face in her hands.
The Count frowned, then ho ap
proached her.
"There, Myra, don't bo a fool! We
have had our sunshine, and it is gone,
liut we noedn't quarrel, we are friends,
you and I, Myra; I can't do without
you, I swear it'"
"George, do you m'-an that?"
The words had gone through tho girl
like an electric shot. .
"Mean it? Of course 1 do! There
give me a kiss to mend the quarrel."
Myra shrank back. Then a thought
seemed suddenly to come to her, she
lifted her 111 for the careless caress;
but as the Count turned aside for an
instant, she brushed away the touch
with a shudder.
"Now you are my wise Myra once
more. I want your help. This plate
must be got to Ncstley town, en route
for London, in tha morning. You will
take it?" Ho glanced at her Ind I fie r-atlr.
Myra made ny outward sign aa tha
answered, "vVell?"
"Tbe Darrell diamuuds cannot be dis
posed of here. I shall take them
abroad. I will be gone only about a
week; during that time you must look
afwr everything as yo I know how to.
Keep your eyeon Faul; he is growing
sulky. I half expect him to bolt. Your
mother, too, must not venture to Nest
ley again. She leu out too much when
the lio.uor is in her. We must all move
up to headquarters as soon as the job
is done at the Grange, and I come
back. You will do all I ask, Myra?"
"Ves." Myra answered, slowly, then
she added, "And she does she stay
here wah me?"
Co int Jura hesitated.
"Ves," he replied: then with a care
less nod he went out through the cur
tains into the assage, to the corner in
which the men slept
Myra stood glaring after him.
"He lies to my face. Traitor! cow
ard! villian But though mv hands
are tied now and I scorn helpless, I
shall lind a way, and he shall learn
what it is to break the heart of Myra
Myra crept lmck to the inner room.
Alice was not awake, but sho was mur
muring in her sleep.
The other girl drew a rug over the
stone lb or and ciouched down on it to
get a littio rest.
she burned with a fever of pain,
jealousy, and shame in her heart, but
her hanuH were cold as ice.
As she lay down on the rug the mem
ory of by-gone days came to her-dim
visions of a tiny house and shop in a
crowdi ii city, where her mother was
busy all day.
She could barely remember her
father, though away in tho misty past
she seemed to recall a tall, dark man
who returned but seldom to his home,
and always t'tssed her on his shoulder
and played with her.
Sho knew now that he had been 8
sailor, anil that he was dead. Then
years passed and she could see plainer.
Her mother left the sho) they lived
in - a dingy, dirty locality; their lives
were strange. Housed at tho dead ol
night to admit men with bundles and
packages, she learned to know them
ail. and as she blossomed from a bud
into a lovely flower, she grew to wel
come one wkh a flutter at her heart.
For Geoii?P she hail always a sinilf,
and in return she got many stolen
glimpses of happiness.
George admired her beautv. lie
loved to deck out her dark locks Id
glittei ing jewels, clothe her in silken
robes, and let her walk alxiut the
dingey house like tome beautiful star
caught in a prison.
Myra loved this man with all the
warmth and passion she inherited from
her Spanish father. Her mother cared
nothing aliout the intimacy one way or
another, except that, sho let Myra
amuse George; it kept him in a good
terrier, and he was a man to be feared
and fawned to.
Ho was the most daring of tho whole
gang; a gentleman by birth, of unex
ceptional manners, be mingled with
the very jicople whose houses he
Myra waa IS when she first realized
what her mother's calling wan-the
receiver of stolen goods! It did not
shock her. x
She had no knowledge of the sin it
was. Her companions had kept her In .
the dark so long, merely to prevent
her talking, and when she knew the
truth she was inditterent. George was
one of them, and what George did was
hallowed in her eyes.
But there came a time when Myra'e
dream was shattered.
George wearied of her love; he come
loss o.'ten: then he announced that it
was decided between Haul I toss and
himsell that he should go to Italy, got
introduced to Hoy Darreil, become hit
friend and thus rob Darrell Catlo ol
some of its world-famous treasures.
The whole gang was ordered tc find
their way to the Abbey ruins.
Haul Boss know them well: he had
lived in their nipuldy vaults during
the whole time his sister was luxuri
ously lodged as Iady Barrel's guest.
Vith sullen sorrow Myra went aliout
her work.
George went off to Italy without a
word, and dosqair and grief had eaten
her heart nearly nway when the build
ing fire of jealously was added to her
burden, and transformed her at once
into a woman full of cares and thought
of veil geance.
Alice's lair loveliness was a sight
that brought the flush of agony to her
dark cheek; tho knowledge that
George loved her was a very sword
thrust Into her bleeding heart, and
filled her eyes with unshed teau.
Chinese Paper Weights.
The odd little paper weights;, cups,
seals, howls, teapots, animal figures,
Idols, and knickknacks in soap tone
of various shades, which traveler!
bring from China, are made, for the
most part, from the output of nilneg
near Wenchow. When the steatite
Is taken out It Is very soft, but bard
ens quickly in the air. As to the
colors there found the British Consul
at Wenchow enumerates purple, red,
mottled red, black, dark blue, light
blue, gray, egg-shell white, Jade color,
beeswax aud frozen color. T. e white,
Jade color and frozen are considered
the finest and bring high prices.
There are two thousand miners and
carvers employed in these mines.
Tornado-Proof Houses.
An Interesting idea from the west
Is a tornado-p oof house. It revolves
on a pivot, with a big weather-vane at
one end and a six-pound cannon look
ing out of a port-hole at the other.
When a revolving storm cloud strikes
the dwelling tbe latter necessarily
turns to face it, and the slx-pounder
Is automatically discharged Into the
face of t ie 'twister," destroying It
This notion Is adopted from tbe well
known practice of MriD guns from
ships at waterspouts which approach
dangerously near. Milwaukee Jour
nal. '
The snake a man sees when he Is
wrestling with severe attack of de
llrutum trem nsare not water snake.
This Is reliable
It is said that If a married man
puu a piece of bride's cake under bit
pillow, he will dream of the girl be
didn't ge