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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (March 19, 1896)
Borne 1 ertlncnt I'ointcra.
The following him on hw to make
."Itoad Better" ar' selected from a neat
Mule pamphlet Kent out by 1k' Juniata
Limestone Company, Limited, Cove
The system of working out road taxes
Isa most vicious one. nti'l is responsible
for the failure which lias market! the
past construction anil repair of roa'ls.
Since It mt-ins to lie a necessary evil,
however, let us not despair In that It ift
vil evil works Its owu reward.
First see that your roatl can Im drain
ed on boUi shies n tlrain In the middle
of a roatl, while illlte coiilliloU, tloes
not help the roatl much.
Afier making sure the roatl can be
drained, llntl out how much of the sur
face must come off. Iig down deep
enough to ilclermlne whether or Hot it
has a Istltom - this side of China. Oftei'
you will liinl us much us eighteen or
twenty Inches of mini, slicks anil stray
stones, till' collection of some eight ol
1en suiMTvisors. (.'inhered at great ex
pense to the taxjiayers during as many
Their removal may Injure a few theo
ries, but will benefit the rosul, ami
"that's what we're here for."
Klght here too many road -makers (?)
make their gnt error they stop en
tirely, or, worse yet, cover the stone
Why do they cover It with mud?
Well, bless your honest heart, didn't
the supervisor purchase a roatl plow as
he was Instructed, and what do you
siipjHse a rond plow Is for If not to
plow mm! from the sides of a roatl ami
heap it on the middle?
Then throw It away, you say?
Not much! Io you suppose our tax
payers ctm stand such unheard-of ex
travagance? If he didn't cover It with mil l he prob
ably went over it with a hand hammer
ami pave It a lick and a promise ruiii
inonly known as "breaking it down."
We Imagine the recording angel was
kept busy for some seven months mid
three days keeping tab on the language
of those who were forced to Use the
rond forced, we way, for therv many
who Hawaii advantage In driving three
tulles further to get around It.
Incidentally, what did the rtrad
maker (?) get? re-elected, most likely.
We have known as low lis seven
votes to elect a roatl supervisor; he
proved to he worth about that much
to the township.
We know a township In Pennsylvania
which was turned topsy turvy by a
supervisor who "HUM'rvlsed."
It now iMissesses the proud distinc
tion of being the possessor of the best
roads in the State.
There's a moral here -probably two.
I,ct the whole roatl he covered to the
depth of at least six Inches with lime
Xow hstk over your road.
Is It level?
i!i, it Is. Is it? Well, you are all dead
wrong. IHdn't we tell you to make it
higher in the middle? A road that Is
level when made will soon sag, ami you
will find It is easier to drain a roatl
which Is high In the middle than one
with a sag In It.
When the State made roads, roads
When each township makes Its roods,
why the "lax Is worked out;" as for
the roads, that does not matter mi
much; In the summer they are usually
dry. mid In winter covered with snow,
while In the spring and fall
Too many roads have been built by
stories fold from the lop of a rail fence.
The mismanagement displayed In
road-making would wreck any business
It seems as If money collected ax road
tax was made of counterfeit or had a
hole In It, else why is It thrown away?
If our school tax had lieeii expended
like our road tax the Chines' would
have been sending missionaries to civ
ilize us long ago.
Now give your road a chance and
Io It again next year?
Not on your life. Io It once, and that
time well nud "there you nre."
The moral Is plain, dear reader.
The mass of our jM'ople need educa
tion along this line badly. We Htiiiid
ready to give our assistance In the mat
ter of making nmda better that we may
nil enjoy lx'tter roads.
The Cook's Mistake.
A Prairie avenue capitalist who gain
ed the larger part of his wealth In the
Hawmlll and lumbering Industry In
Northern Wisconsin Is noted for the
vigilance with which he watched tin;
small details of his big business. As
iin example of tills characteristic ft
story Is told of n tour of Inspection
made by lilui to his logging en nips In
the pine woods.
Oil this trip the Chicago lumberman
wnti grieved to notice that Rome of his
tenrnter used too many oats in fced
Ing their horses, and was allocked by
ft few other evidence of petty extrav
agance, but what pained him most wiih
the amount of provision consumed at
the camp. Ho lellcvel that thin was
due to the wastefulm-sn of the cook,
though inch wate la dlftVult to detect.
Hut the Chicago man aoon tilt upon on
Ingeuloua deteetiva achme by which
he was able to tell whether or not tb
etstks were economical In the use of
At all the camps a ,ig was kept j j
fed oa the scraps fi.-ca the woodsm. u'
table. After a visit 10 the pig pen he
approached the cook with a friendly
kiiiile. and remarked:
"Ah, Antoiiie, Hint's a fine, fut pig
you have there. Omldli't you just as
well fctl another?"
As Antoiiie was wise he replied:
"No; we can't keep more than one.
We haven't enough senilis."
At the next camp the same tiuestlon
was asked the unsusMctiiig I'eter, and
be promptly replied:
"Why, yes! We could feed another
pig Just as well na not. Semi us one."
Then the luinls-mian found the camp
foreman ami said: "o'lirlcii, you will
have to discharge that ctstk of yours.
He can ftssl too many pigs." Chicago
Funny AilTt riUeiiienlM.
Curiously worded advertisements,
which are funny without Intent, are
common In the IxmIoii papers. It woul 1
seem. An F.nglish periodical offered n
prize the other day for the best collec
tion of such announcements, and tht
following Is the result:
"Annual sale now on. Iion't go else
where to be cheated come In here."
"A lady wants to sell her piano, as she
Is going abroad In a strong iron frame."
"Furnished apartments, suitable for
gentlemen with fol l.ng duo. s." "VN ant
ed, a room by two gentlemen abo.it
thirty feet long ami twenty feet broad."
"Lost, a collie dug by a man on Satur
day answering to .Mm with a brass col
lar round his neck and a niu.zle."
"Wanted, by a respivtablo girl, her
passage to New York; willing to take
care of children ami a good sailor."
"Itespectablc widow wants washing,
for Tuesday." "For wile A pianoforte,
the property of a musician with carved
legs." "Mr. lirown, furrier, begs to
announce that he will make up gowns,
capes, etc., for lailies out of their own
skin." "A boy wanted who can open
oysters with reference." "ltiilldog for
sale; will eat anything; very fond of
children." "Wantisl -An organist ami
a boy to blow the same." "Wanted A
lsiy to be partly outside and partly
Is'liitid the counter." "Wanted For
the summer, a cottage for a small fam
ily with good drainage." "Lost Near
Illghgate archway, an umbrella be
longing to a gentleman with a bent rib
and a Isme handle." "Widow in com
fortable clrcumstn nci'S wishes to mar
ry two sons." "Wanted !ood boys for
punching." "To be disposed of, a mall
phaeton, the property of a gentlemau
with a movable headpiece as good as
The last Is a copy of an Inscription
painted on a hoard which adorned a
fence in Kent: "Not is: If any man's
or woman's cows gets Into these here
otes, his or her tail will be cut oft aa the
case may be."
No I'roof fit' His Powers.
"1 believe you told me once that
young I.ltewalt claimed to be a hyp
notist." "Oh, he Is one, papa. I know he Is."
"He's proved It to your satisfaction,
"Was he trying to demonstrate It
when I saw hljji kissing you In the con
The beautiful girl blushed.
"You considered that satisfactory
proof, did you?"
"Ami you're sure It was hypnotism?"
''Perfectly certain, papa."
"You wouldn't try to deceive your
poor old father in a matter of that sort,
"No, Indeed, papa."
The old man shook his head doubt
fully. "I think it would have looked more
like a genuine case of hypnotism If he
had kissed your mother or me," he
said. "I lo wever, we'll not discuss that.
I have made up my mind, though, that
all hypnotists must keep away from
"My observation convinces me that
you are too good a subject to make It
possible for any of them to demon
strate any real hypnotic power to my
satisfaction. A for young Lltewait,
you may say to lilui that I feel certain
that I can hypnotize hlui so perfectly
that he would never know what lilt
Trim Itove Win liven in Russia.
Ajtusslnu girl had her way at K hark
how recently. Her relative forced hei
to consent to marry a man she disliked.
When the wedding party appeared in
church, however, and the priest asked
her If she would take the man she said
"No." She would not yield to remon
strance, so the parly returned home and
argued with her. First her parents
Is'at her, then the bridegroom's friends
beat her. She wa taken back to the
church weeping, and the aervlce was
begun again. Hut she again wild "No,"
and this tlmei the priest saved her from
Wanted to Hlng Has,
Ferrari, the celebrated composer, re
lates the following anecdote In hi me
moirs: On a cold Hecember night a man
In a little village in tho Tyrol ojs'ned
the window and stood In front of It,
with hardly any clothing to hi back.
"Peter!" shouted u neighbor, who wa
passing, "what are you doing there?"
"Pin catching a cold." "What for?"
"So I can sing baa to morrow at
Underwriter have not yet decided
whether Nero Addled or ylayw) on th
littnjo during the fire.
Tho editor who "violate no confl
rtence In aaylng," frequently weaia a
Mrs. Adlal K. Stevenson .the wife of
Vi e President Stevei son, who has been
elected president general of the Daugh
ter of the Americau Revolution, Is fit
ted In every way for the signal honor
that has been conferred upon her by
her patriotic friend. The Daughter
of the American Revolution was or
ganized In Washington In IS!), and has
a membership of in.iKM) In forty-two
States. It Is one of the most important
women's patriotic societies lu the coun
try. Its conditions of eligibility to
membership are as follows: "Any
woman may be eligible for membership
who is of the age of 18 years and who
Is descended from an ancestor who
with unfailing loyalty rendered mate
rial aid to the cause of Independence
as a recognized mtrlot, as soldier or
sjillor, or as civil olllcer In one of the
colonies or State or of the united col
miles or Slates," provided the appli
cant be otherwise acceptable to the so
ciety. Mrs. Stevenson was married
to Mr. Stevenson In 1st HI. She wa Miss
Iftltla Green, of Danville, Ky., the
daughter of a Presbyterian minister,
who was the president of Center Col
lege, In Danville. Mrs. Stevenson Is
one of the most popular women In
Washington society, and new honors
will add little to the high esteem In
which she Is already held.
Cute Trick of a Girl.
"Have you ever noticed," said a
young man about town, "the foxy
ame that some girls work In the
crowded street cars for the purpose of
getting a seat? No? Why, they've
worketl It on me several tines during
the past month. Tin; first time It hap
pened wa one night around Christ
ina time. I boarded a car and got a
eut. The car soon filled up, with
women principally, the majority of
whom carried Christmas bundles. I
was very tired, and, of course, I be
came Interested In my paper to the ex
'luslon of everything else. A moment
r two later, however, I glanced up
from my paper and looked around the
ar. A rather pretty young woman,
who stood Just In front of me, bowed
very sweetly and said: 'Why, how do
you do?' I tipped my hat, but for tho
life of me I couldn't place her didn't
know her at all. Hut she seemed to
mow me, mid, of course, it was only
proper Hint I should give her my seat.
I did It, making smut! Idiotic remark
ibout the weather as she took my
iilace. 'Oh,' she said, looking at me,
rltlcally, 'I'm afraid I've made a mis
hike. I took you for an acquaintance.'
She turned away with a look of well
feigned embarrassment. Hut she had
my seat and kept It." Chicago Chroni
cle. A Cane for I.accH.
Many ladle ptwscsslng rare and val
uable laces, which perchance have been
handed down to them from one or two
generations, prize them a highly as the
most costly Jewels, and to them a dain
ty lace case In which to fold away their
treasure would be Invaluable. A very
lovely one could be made of fine bolting
cloth and satin. A double piece of
white satin, fourteen Inches long, and
live and one-half Inches wide, should
lie filled with one or two layer of per
fumed cotton and a Her wards bound
alsHit the edge with fine white silk
cord, thus forming a pad, around
which the lace could be carefully fold
ed. This pad should be placed within
the bolting cloth, folded In book form.
The bolting cloth should be embroid
ered all around the edge In button
hole Htltch, with flue white fllo floss,
and UHin one side, the word "Laces,"
as well aa a few flowers scattered
about, should lie embroidered In white
or delicate shade of wasljlng silk. The
two side could be gracefully fftslened
together by means of narrow white
ribbon, tied In a bow. Womankind.
Bleep Without Pillow.
The Queen of Bervla la one of the few
examples of royalty who have a royal
lien ring. Hlio eoclicwa aoft bed and
down pillow. She aleepa on a narrow
dlvnn with a hard nod unyielding mat
tfeaa and without the vestige of a head
real; tho eonaequeuea la that her figure
MIIS. A. E. BTKVKSS05T.
1 perfect and the carrlnge of her head
stately and natural. The royal family
of Servla has never been permitted, a
children, to Indulge In the pillow habit,
and consequently the absence of it is
no deprivation to the beautiful Queen.
The Firt In India.
Native women of Hindustan when
taken 111 must 1? content with such
medical atteutlou as Is furnished by
members of their
own sex. The rich
er the sufferer the
more Imperative is
this rule, which is
by no means uni
a m o ii g the pistr
people. When an
woman becomes III
a physician Is, or
course, called In,
MIRS SORA R.II.
but the Information he gets doe not
come from personal observation, beiifg
furnish. tl by the husband or personal
attendants of the sufferer. Of course,
proper ministration to the sick Is im
possible under thi'se circumstances.
Miss Alice Maude Sorabji, a young
woman of remarkable scientific attain
ments, has determined to change this.
Miss Sorabji, the first girl bachelor of
science In all India, 1 the daughter of
the late Rev. Sorabji Kharsedji of the
Church Missionary Society, and of Mrs.
Sorabji, so well known In Western
India for many educational charities.
Her earlier education was obtained at
the Victoria high school, I'oona, whence
she matriculated at the age of l."i, ai
penring nineteenth In a list of candi
dates who were drawn from the whole
Rombay presidency. Miss Alice Sor
abji Is a sister of the distinguished Miss
Cornelia Sorabji, the first girl graduate
of Western India, who was at Oxford,
England, not long ago.
Peace In a DentUt'a Chair.
The high-pressure existence of a
woman of the world, who, like many of
her kind. Is fashionable, cultured and
philanthropic, and at the same time a
conscientious wife ami mother, seems
to an onlooker simply bewildering In
Its rush from one engagement to an
other, and from duty to duty. No won
der that so many of our women break
down and become victims of nervous
prostration! "I have been so driven
lately," said a society woman the
other day, "especially now at the end
of lhe season, that I positively enjoyed
a collide of hours' seance at my den
tist's yesterday, and actually found the
experience soothing to my overstrained
nerves, and Hie concentrated atten
tion 1 was obliged to give to the really
severe pnln almost pleasant."
Afternoon Tea Costume.
Wlll Study Music.
Mrs. Klizabeth Cady Stanton, whose
Sdth birthday was publicly celebrated
a few months ago, has decided to take
music lessons. M rs. Stanton play with
much expression the simple marches
anil waltzes she learned when a girl,
but this dis not satisfy her. She Is
anxious to have her musical selections
up to. date. So, like the pioneer progres
sive woman that she Is, she is about
to begin to study new music under a
Target for Tratlcnttien.
The news that Mis Hetty (ireen hns
contracted the habit of dressing well
ha bail a marked effect upon her mall.
Sho Is In receipt' of circulars from
dresNinakers, milliners, shoe, merchant
and oilier traib'suieu who had long ago
reached the conclusion that the richest
woman lu America was not a target
for their shafts. It Is said that even
IiOtidon and Pari have already heard
of Mr. (iriH'ii' change of habits.
Attend I.nw Lecture.
Some of the ws-lety women of New
York have been attending a course of
lecture this season, given by a cele
brated Jurist and dealing with matter
of law which are of possible moment to
women especially. Property-owners lu
particular need to be Informed on many
aueh point, and many of them havo
embraced the opportunity.
GOWNS AND GOWNING
WOMEN GIVE MUCH ATTENTION
TO WHAT THEY WEAR.
Brief Glance at Fancit Feminine,
FrlvoloOB, Mayhap, and Vet Offered
In the Hope that the Reading ProTe
Beatfnl to Wearied Womankind.
Ooaalp from Gar Gotham.
K Xork corrnpoudoBce:
PRING makes so
many demands on
purse and taste
that It takes a lot
of courage to con
sider furs at the
present time, but
fur collarettes are
now selling for
about a third of
what they cost
early last winter.
They will serve
nicely with the
spring gown, and
they will also Und
usefulness In the
(summer over a
thin dress for par
ty occasion, when
he wants to show
you the moon.
.you know. The fashion of collarettes
Is not going to change so arbitrarily
that one carefuly selected now will not
serve next season; on the contrary, If
you really buy a stylish one now it will
be Just so much money In your pocket
next autumn. Still, It possible to be
stylish and trig without one. If you
can only Invent or Induce your dress
maker to devise some novel Jacket
bodice of a sort that no one else Is
wearing, there'll be no need of fur ac
cessories to make It cause envy in all
beholders. It's safer and surer to do
the Inventing yourself, and It's really
not a difficult matter, so great are the
possibilities of the Jacket bodice for
adaptation to ingenious devices of cut
and embellishment. But If your mind
doesn't turn to something novel, then be
come a copier, with this first pictured
model as a guide.
It's now enough, for It is sketched
from the only one of lis sort yet made,
but It is jaunty enough to soon be re
produced many times. In the original
It was made of dark-brown woolen suit
ing and was worn with a moderately
wide gotlet skirt. The bodice hud a
short pleated basque, ami was cut
away In front to show a pleated vest
of brown silk, with a center boxpleat
of brown velvet that mi trowed toward
the bottom and was decorated with
three brass buttons. Rows of small
buttons bordered the fronts, which
were edged with black silk braids. A
touch of fur appeared at the throat,
but this may be replaced with chiffon,
lace or any other desired finish. As to
lace It Is as serviceable a trimming
as It ever was. It is still safe to use
all of It you can afford, and to put it
everywhere you can find a place to
stick it on. Whole gowns are made of
ribbon and lace insertion, and lhe more
insertions used the prettier, so say
many. Little luce frills are as much in
vogue as ever and the picking out of
the outlines of a gown by edges of luce
Is as stylish now as it was when It was
first Introduced some seasons ago.
Mohulr has taken a fresh start, and
for the coming season appears lu all
sorts of pretty stamped and woven de
signs, dresden figuring and colors. The
material wears well, and makes up
prettily In conventional gowns, Its stiff
ness which In the right place we may
call erlspnos makes It unaullablo for
very elaborate effects, but, on the
other band, no goods better Hands tbe
requirement of tbe seashore and
damp weather. Tbe atuff cornea forty
four Inche wife and adapt Itself to
OF FIGURED MOHAIR.
IIRAtTIF.n WITH A FREE HAND.
wide skirts very "llcely. It U go ma
tin' a made up wiih luce and chiffon,
but il is not a good idea, lietter let it
lie belf-triuiiuetl, or combined with
stiff, crisp ribbon or a touch of soften
ing velvet. For a skirt to take the
place of a silk or a brocade one it is
advisable. It has almost the dressy
effect of silk in the lighter coloring,
and it wears much lietter. It come in
designs and color that duplicate the
siik effects, and for geiteral dressy
wear and to save the bautSrf-roer and
more delicate bkirt it is to be advised.
For an entire gown of gray figured
mohair, an excellent model is present
ed in the next picture. Here the full,
stiffened skirt Is trimmed with black
braid frogs and cord at either side of
the front The Ilouse waist has jacket
fronts garnished with the same mili
tary braiding, and the silk vest, Is
laid In folds from neck to waist. Belt
A FORETAKTK OF SUM SI Mi S COLORINGS.
uud the high wired collar that stops
Just In front of the ears nre of black
Velvet, and the vest is finished with a
draped stock collar. The puffed sleeves
have long points over the hunds. This
model could be made very pretty lu
light weight cloth, In which case the
braiding would be better If of silk.
On the third dress shown the braid
is soutache, and yards and yards of It
are employed. The bottom of the skirt
has a series of tucks, and these are
headed by wide bands of braiding that
form ornaments at regular Intervals
and run up either side of the front
breadth. The fitted jacket bodice has
a short ripple basque and slanting
pockets on each side. It fastens In
front and is trimmed all around with
soutache braid and cord ornaments,
and the tucks that appear upon the
dress skirt are repeated on the bottom
of the Jacket. On the sleeves there is
trimming that corresponds with that
of the skirt.
Summer hats are going to be laden
with flowers and be as big as ever a
woman can stand. When a woman
puts her mind to it and fashion sanc
tions, it Is a wonder how big a hat she
can get under. For the niid-season.
hats with soft tarn velvet crowns and
wide brims of straw or of openwork,
lace and chenille, all weighted with
flowers, lace and plumes, and If your
dress seems to need it, a touch of fur,
are to be the vogue, and a vogue that
deserves consideration, for a hat of
such plan will serve as well In the early
fall of next year as In the present late
A YOUTHFUL MODEL.
spring. A glance at the hat that next
had the artist's attention will give some
Idea of how freely flowers are to be
used, and a description of It will give
some hint of how high colors are to be
made fashionable. It was of olive
green fancy straw, and was garnished
at either side with huge bunches of
green leaves nnd pink and green velvet
roses. A bunch of red berries was also
placed at one side.
As soon as her birthdays number
eighteen a young woman feels that she
can safely adopt any styles that pre
vail for her ciders and so she may, but
if she Is wise she will go slowly for a
time and keep well on tho safe side of
over-elalMirateness. Of course, It Is al
ways well to avoid over-dressing, but
that fault seems especially reprehensi
ble lu one who has just passed from
girlhood. For the street, this Is partic
ularly true, and, so the young lady's
dress of the final Illustration Is one that
deserves favorable attention because
of Its entire allegiance to this Idea. As
sketched it was of light weight striped
woolen stuff, but she to whom stripe
are not becoming may adopt a mixed
stuff instead. Tbe blouse waist has an
Imitated yoke gained by striping tbe
good with narrow white silk cord. Tbe
back is made to match, but only the
front shows tbe wide velvet boxpleat
beneath which the bodice hooks. Bands
of velvet define tho yoke In back and
front and narrow pieces cover tho
shoulder scams, ending In Jaunty little
bows. Plain velvet belt and full sleeves
of the suiting are added, and tbe skltt
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