The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, October 20, 1898, Image 3
(A NEEDS OF AVERAGE WOMEN. T T T HAT dix'i the average worn- WW an need? In thy first place, v " a thorough manual training, fche needs Ut kuow how to cook a wholesome iii.-al properly, to put it on the table appetizlngly, and to do this with the minimum expenditure of en ergy. The need of practical domestic training for girls has probably been sufficiently emphasized, but In tlie gen eral readjustment of occupation and duties going on between men and wom en it Is more and more apparent that boys as well as girls need a certain amount of elementary domestic train In;. There are many families In which family happiness, comfort and prosper ity would be greatly promoted If the husband and father could, at least In an emergency, take a competent share in the routine work of the household. There are many generous and kindly husbands who would le glad to help, but who are Incapable through lack of elementary training. Science Monthly. The New Conn. Society now esrhews kisses that Is, those, o, the good old-fashioned sort. Kisses are filled with microbes! So Mid the scientists, therefore society took fright and vowed that it would SOCIETY'S LATKST CAKF.SS. kiss no more. Two pretty girls meet. There Is a faint murmur from both, a slight inclination of the body, two rosy cheeks are pressed against each other for an instant, and there you have (lie new kiss. There Is much to commend In this latest fad. Kissing Is certainly vulgar, but this little cheek caress has much of daintiness and tenderness In It. It Is done so quickly, so gracefully, that It really seems a spontaneous ca ress of tiffectlin. Of course. It Is not. For society never gives public demon strations of affection, but the new kiss Is a very good substitute. Renting. There are times when to think Is a burden. Then one should sleep. No niedlelnedoes such good us restful slum ber. Vacation Is needed by all who do faithful wftrk. Some people boast that they never take a vacation and reflect unfavorably upon those who do. .This Is unkind and unjust. Some people nev er do enough to know what It Is to be actually tired. They can have no sym pathy for those who are so worn with fatigue that life Itself Is a burden, much less can they give safe advice. Change of work, say some. Is all you need. This Is often the sheerest nonsense. It Is disastrously false In some cases. When the body is tiled. It lulls! rent or break. If the brain is overtaxed, It Is not enough to stop the uieiitnl strain and overwork the body, ltest! Take time to Just be and enjoy the exquisite sense of living. This Is a beautiful world. Stop a bit and enjoy It and be glad with Him who makes and keeps It ever fresh and glorious. A Great (J 11 ecu. Upon a beautiful obelisk In a temple at Karniik, Kgypt, are Inscribed the name and cartouche of Queen Ilatsbop su, daughter of Thothmes I. (It. 0. lflOO), the woman who raised Egypt to the pinnacle of Its highest greatness and made Thebes as a capital more glorious than Ilabylon or Nineveh. Her reign lasted twenty-one years and was memorable for the energy of her ad ministration and the prosperity of her people. Latent Coiffure. Iraae la Plain Oarnenta, Those vrUe little mothers who decry the American habit of overdressing wee bin of babies will be Interested to know that Prln.t Albert the small mite of 4 yearn, who la Id the direct line of succession to the throne of Eng land, wears tbe plainest of frocks and bonnets. The children of the royal family ere always clothed simply. Tbelr little arms are unhampered with frills and farbetows, and ribbons and bow are not continually getting Into their prec ious mouths or tickling their soft, pretty necks. Little Prince Albert wears tucked skirts of pique and blousets of the same material, trimmed with braid of thin white or turkey red. The chlldrea of many of the well-to-do Americans are costumed In small gar ments every bit as costly. Prince Albert's youngest brother, Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George of York, who is one year younger than the eldest baby of the Duke of York's Interesting family, plays bis baby games In ordinary frocks of nainsook, trimmed, perhaps, with a few dainty tucks or edgings of delicate hand em broidery. The little sister. Princess Victoria, who was 1 yeur old April 25 last, has for everyday wear plain, fine little slips, that have neither heavy lace-trlnimed flounces to hamper her small legs nor elaborately made yokes to fret her Infant mind. 1 ! onie. Here Is a greeting for those at home -the home which many of us possess, some of us have missed, but for which earl of us longs. The wretch who makes the doorstep his bed does not de sire It more than many a luxurious wanderer in foreign lands, whose very prosperity, It may lie, has divorced him from the place lie once called by Uiat dear name. The child who strays from tin? familiar door weeps till lie finds It again; the man who leaves it feels himself a suppliant to fate till he can once more speak the word "my home;" and to the woman It is a con comitant of life. Deprived of it, she misses her best happiness and her finest dignity. Even her beauty suffers, for It is true lis It nut'!) that part of a woman's loveliness lies In her environ ment, anil that In her chosen and lit surroundings Bhe has a charm which Is lacking when she is otherwhere. Home Is, moreover, her field of achieve ment, her Jousting ground, the place where she properly tests her strength and her abilities, as men test them selves in business or In battle. How ever brilliantly she may succeed else where and In other tilings, if she docs not succeed at home, stie Is, In a sons j failure, nor will her heart b-t her deny this fact, however passionately she may protest against It. Self-culture. Flic Went to Hie Front. Klsifi Keiisoner is the only American girl who was at the front during the Spanish war. She is a bright and pret ty miss of 20 years. She was born in Kansas, the daughter of Judge Calvin livssoncr, formerly a Chicago newspa per man. She wanted to see what war was like, got an assignment from rt magazine and followed Ken. Shaftor to Santiago. She was present at the charge of San Jutin hill. When "Mothers" Mean Kverythina. "The first thing one of these young soldiers thinks of on the battlefield when he Is struck Is his mother," says a steward of the First United States Cavalry. "While we were going up the hill at San Juan a shell struck a boy beside me In the back of the head. Ha dropped and kept up a constant groan ing of '.Mother! mother! mother!' I felt that It was Inhuman not to carry htm to the rear, yet I know that my coun try needed me badly right there. I could stand the bullets and shells, but that perpetual 'Mother! mother!' be came unbearable, so I moved to an other position and continued the fight ing. The boy died muttering the word that meant everything to him at that moment" To Hemore I.Wer ftpota. This may be done by the appllcattoi of any remedy which will destroy tbe vegetable parasite. It Is, of course, desirable to make use of some agent that will not Irritate tbe skin. Tbo following prescription Is recommend ed: Take six drachms hyposulphite soda, two ounces of glycerine, and four ounces of water; mix, and with a piece of flannel or a stiff brush, rub It thor oughly over the spots. This treatment should be continued for a week or ten days after the skin has regained It normal condition, since otherwise ther may remain some seed of the plant which will soon start again to vlgorou.s growth. Tbe happiest disposition In tbe worlo Is tbe one that sdapta itself to every change gracefully. v His Kt.-m HKASOYKR. TOl'lCS FIJI! FAItMEIiS A DEPARTMENT PREPARED FOR OUR RURAL FRIENDS feed Wheat Phonld He of the Heat and Thoroughly Cleaned Fertiliatere in Gruin JJrilU-The "Razor-Hack" Hog for Jiucon Farm Note. Cleaning Grain for ceecl. Too many farmers forget that as they sow so shall they reap. When seed time comes they use whatever Is most convenient, and pay very little atten tion to Its iM-log properly cleaned and selected. Looking after the seed wheat first look around and see what variety has done lest In your locality, and if you have not grown that variety find out where the lest seed can be obtain ed. Get It when It has been threshed by a good machine, where grains have not been cut, and as clean as possible. It Is best to procure your Beed from grain that has been stacked and gone throtigh a sweat, as it will le plumper and better in every way. Store It In a dark, dry place if you have It about the barn, and, sometime before seed ing give It a thorough scouring and cleaning. See that there isn't a single grain of anything else In it. Very few fanning mills are to le found on farms thcee days, which Is probably the rea son why so much poor seed Is sown ail over the country. I'.ut it will pay any farmer to keep a wheat fan of modern pattern If ror no other use than to clean his scod wheat If you don't own a fan, arrange to have one for a day In order that you may have clean seed. If you can't do better take your wheat to the nearest mill, where you can have it scoured and made perfect ly clean for a very few cents a bushel. It alw-ys adds u. .: ready sale of a wheat crop to h . it clean and nice. And ii you will look around you will find that tile very fenv fanners who have the reputation of growing noth ing but pure, clean seed wheat can most always dispose of their crop at an advance over regular market rates among farmers who desire to change their sii'd. Some farmers make It a rule to buy their seed wheat each season, procur ing grain that has liecn grown upon land different In formation from their own. Thus the farmer on clay land will go to the farmer that grows wheat on sandy soil and vice versa, but whether or not there is enough in tills sort of exchange to pay for the trou ble, we will not stop to argue. At any rate, when seed Is procured from ! ahrond. titirtlpnlur nth.nti, H 1,1 1,,. ! umi uuvii nullum in: paid to cleaning same, or you are likely to get some sort of weed pest on your farm that you do not care about Have your seed particularly clean of smut A very successful wheat grower once told us that hi- never had smut for the reason that he always wanted his wheat to get dead ripe before it was cut, and when he did this he never had any sign of smut In his crop. If the price bf wheat is to remain low we must work up to bet'er crops If we ex pect to make a profit., and begin our next crop with n.s perfect seed as possible-Farmers' Guide. Fertlti-.er in Groin Prills. To very ninny farmers It Is not mere ly a surprise, but iilmottt Incomprehen sible, now ttie small amount of fertil izer, usually not over l."(i to 2oil pounds per acre, can produce such result as they are used (0 seeing. It may help lurmers 10 arrive at Just conclusions In nils matter if we explain bow the for ill!-. .... . 1 mixer worws. jn ttie first place, it usu ally has a small percentage of nitrogen In available form. This is Just what the young plant wants. It Is not a stim ulant, for plant.s have no nerves. Put to supply them with what they need Is to plants much the same as a stimulus 10 It Incites the roots to snrend out In every direction, and as each root let carries both carlwuic acid gas and a small proiiortlon of ammonia, both are powerful solvents. Thus it is that the young grain, which Is thus fertilized so quickly, extends Its roots into adjoin ing (inn mariis that It apparently and really Injures those which have not received such abundant supplies of plant food. If any one will examine the roots of grain In drills, he will find that within ten days they have extend ed Into the rows of the drills not fer tilized, enough to dwarf the growth In the latter. Where all the drill tubes dis tribute fertilizer this effect is neutral ized. The New Hacon Hob. Strange as It may seem, the "razor back" hog Is assuming considerable prominence In several sections, both North and South. It Is being boomed as the coming bacon hog. and there are many who believe that the perfect uncoil nog win tie round In a cross of the razor-back and the Perkshlre or Tain worth, of more civilized antece dents. There has been a great change In the demand for bacon. Formerly consum ers were satisfied with one'streak of lean to two of fat In their bacon, but now they want It regularly striped with lean and fnt, and the more lean the better. This new fashion Is nn Import ed one and conies from those who have learned how delicious Danish and Irish bacon Is. American feeders have this problem before them, and until tbey solve It they must be content to take the lowest price for their bacon. The razor-back makes good bacon when well fed and given uullmted op portunities to roam at largo. The Berk shire Is the most active of the popular breeds, and s cross of these two prom ises to make a great Improvement In tbe bacon produced. It Is predicted that tbe raior-back .cross will Infuse If or and a tendency to Drodura mm. cles Instead of fat, and our Southern prethren on tbe farm are working at U problem of producing a bacon breed Willi coiisnici ;iule enthusiasm. The Northern breeder watches this r-ork complacently, knowing that no possible en ss could make a more unpromising animal, so far as appearances go, than the pure razor-back that glides through the forests of the South with a, nose so long that he seems balanced on his fore legs and nn anatomy so thin that t lie old story of tying a knot in his tail to keep him from crawling through the fences does not seem entirely ridicu lous. Farmer's Voice. Wet Grain in Mows. During the rains which have lately fallen, much grain has been put in mow and stacked in much too wet a condi tion to keep well. Willie the grain It self is In not much danger, because It is surrounded by chaff, which being always dryer helps to take up its super fluous moisture, there is danger that the straw, especially where the bands enclose the bundles, will rot and this may extend before checked all through the bundle, and may even affect the grain. It Is a great deal of work to turn over a mow and relay It again, especially If this Is done when the air Is nearly saturated with moisture, so that exposure to It dries it out very little. The best remedy we know is to thoroughly dry some bricks or tile In an oven, and after digging down into the stack. deiKisit a few of these through It A well-dried brick or tile will ab sorb nearly or quite Its own weight In r ater. In other words, weigh it wheD you put it In and when It is taken out and any one will be surprised at the in crease In weight after a few weeks ex posure to (lump grain. Care is needed when threshing such grain not to put the brick or tile through the threshing machine. The remedy for damp grain Is applied without this danger if brick or tile is put among grain In the bin. I!ee and Frnit. The charges that bees pierce the skins of grapes and feed on the Juices of this fruit are wholly mistaken. The bee cannot bite anything as hard and smooth as a grape skin. Hut there are many kinds of grapes that have the bad habit of cracking. The Concord Bometlmes does this, but still more of ten the Creveling and Hartford Pro lific. Tills kind drops from the stem, and where the grape is Joined to the stem the bee can get an entrance and sui'k the Juices. Bees also often gather on the bruised surfaces of apples, pears and peaches which have fallen to the ground. Though the bees' are very fowl of these fruit juices, it is not good for them to indulge. It is mostly done be- cause noney nowers are less plentiful at this seasou than they are in June and July. A field of buckwheat com ing Into blossom at this time will be visited by millions of bees every day wherever there are many bees kept within a mile or two. It is far better to make even buckwheat honey than to force bees to sip the juices of grapes and other fruits. They weaken the bees, giving them a diarrhea, and often this involves the loss of the swarm of bees the following winter. Exchange, The Country Hoy. The country bred boy has the distinct advantage over the city bred fellow In two things: His strength Is greater by reason of his country birth, and he has a clearer idea of hard work. The coun try bred boy, as a general rule, has to struggle for his existence; he has to help on ttie farm, and generally it is at hard work. This gives him strength and power of endurance, while ail the time he is breathing an atmosphere of pure air into his lungs. Experience prepares such a boy for hard work. The cily bred boy hardly knows what hard work is, and when he meets It as a young m.ui he cannot endure It. It Is true that the country boy approaches city problems with a lesser knowledge of them than does the city bred boy. Hut often, ns has been said, the two fundamental essentials In carving out one's way to a successful career are good healih and hard work. With these a young man can accomplish almost anything tie desires; without them he enn do nothing. Ladles' Home Jour nal. Feeding (liickenn for Kgjn, Hy aclual experiments, I found it pays to feed my chickens twice a day. although they have the free run of the fields. Whenever I feed only once a (lay, my egg receltps drop oft" 50 per tent. I feed wheat which costs me G5 cents per loo pounds. I have the pure Golden Wyandot tes and also It. C Itrovvn Leghorn hens crossed by roos ters of the former. They lay eggs the year round. Ihey ting my potatoes, worm my cabbage, and, by liberal feed ing, they never trouble my garden stuff. find lliis cross the most profitable, all plumage alike; no black chickens, good size, quick to feather and mature, and very healthy. (. Canierer, In Practical Fanner. Slun of a O001I Cow. One or two signs will denote a good cow, Prof. Haecker says, ns well as twenty; in a pisir cow the thigh runs down straight, so there Is no space be tween the thigh and the udder on one side and the tall on the other. One of the best ways to tell what kind of a cow you have Is her temperament. A good dairy type has a sharp spine, strongly developed nervous system and sharp hip bones. A good cow has a large, wedge-shaped stomach, for she must have a large and powerful diges tive system to use up her food quickly and make the best returns for It To Deefroy Tlcke. To get rid of ticks on the pRsttir keep tbe cattle away until the grass has attained height and becomes dry. Then sot Ore to tbe dry grass and burn the field over clean. Any spots not burned over should be fired again, using straw or other material. The grass for next season will not be Injured by this mets od of destroying ticks. HER OLD SPINET. Within her old spinet lie hid So many riiniint, dead melodies, I think if she hut raised the lid, Or idly torn lied the yellow keys, Their ghosts would throng the quiet room, Like the faint perfume of a rose That died in some forgotten June. Within her old spinet are laid What memories of vanished times! In tin's same seat, in stiff brocade, She sung, perchance, her gallant's rhymes. I wonder if the powdered beau Who bent to murmur his applause, Felt the same pussion that I kuow. Sweetheart, within your old spinet I, too, methiuks, will breathe my pain, So. when some idle day you let Your hands stray o'er the keys again, Haply they'll whisper back to you The story of one long forgot, Who worshiped where he dared not sue. Life. A SACRIFICE FOR LOVE I. FOIi SI Oil a whole week a high class Shakespearean company had oc cupied the boards of the Theater ItoyaJ in the provincial town of L , and night after night they had played to crowded houses. The great actress who was the star of that particular heaven had smiled Into the boxes, graciously accepted bouquets from the stalls and bowed her thanks to the gods in the gallery. Put she had never yet been conscious of two pairs of eyes which each even lng liad followed her every movement from the pit, while the owners of those selfsame eyes had hung breathless on her every word. But no not both the owners. At the commencement of the week they had both been absorbed in this beautiful woman, who, with her dazzling love liness and fair, gracious presence, walked the boards each night in some new character, but as the week waned Gilbert Stone found that the tiny, slight girl beside him was occupying more of his thoughts than the brilliant creature who Impersonated Shakespeare's hero ines so perfectly. Who the girl was or where she sprang from he had not the least idea. She might think it was mere coincidence, but the uiau knew It was no accident which placed them side by side each evening In their modest seats in the pit. That flrstnlgut It had been chance, but the second and the third it was not, and he could hardly have confessed to him- Self what the feeling was which made him watch for her so eagerly at the. early door. i i "i . . I.ove? No, It was not love; not such an everyday thing as that, surely! It was worship a blind, mad worship which he had suddenly conceived for this fragile child. Gilbert was a mechanic a very Go liath. Tall, broad and strong as a giant, while slit she was a slender, dainty thing, with a white, oval face which seemed ail eyes, as she looked at him gravely and handed him buck bis pro- grain or her opera glasses', which they had got Into the habit of sharing. He couldn't believe it was love. It was '"-.- ...... reverence, devotion; and yet, if there had not been that strange. Invisible barrier between that barrier which men are so much quicker to recognize than women It might have been love nay, love it should have been! But she was as far above him as Juliet was above Ilomeo in the balcony scene. And there was no climbing up for him, no hope of her descending to his level; that he knows well. But while he might, he would sit there un der the spell of her sweet presence, and perhaps some day there 11 ht be a chance when lie would be able to swerve her. Shakespeare had been ills ruling passion from his boyhood up, but now this unknown girl had changed all that. And she Vivian Sydney this week 'had been an epoch in her life. Her father, a colonel iu the Indian army, had died years ago, leaving her and an invalid brother alone in the world. Ex cepting for the care of this brother, Vivian had lived in a world of dreams, a world peopled entirely by Imaginary heroes and heroines. When she was quite a tiny fragile child Lamb's "Tales from Shakespeare" hud been her ideal of everything. As she grew older the great plays ln-came her familiar friends; and now in spire of the fact that she must face the crowd alone. In spite of her brother's feeble remon s trances, In spite of the fact also that she must deprive herself of all hopo or a winter gown by spending her slen der savings on this treat the fascina tion was strong upon her, and go she must. So to and fro she went, and as she left the theater she was always dimly aware that a strong, protecting arm came between her and the crush; there was always room for her in the hurry Ing crowd from the pit door. At last the week drew to an end, and Gilbert Sfone sat beside his girl comrade for the last time. Comrades they were In their love for the Immor tal bard, and perhaps who knows? It was this link which had knit their souls in yet stronger, closer bond. As he turned to make one of bis few brief comments to the girl, Gilbert met her eyes full and fairly for tbe first time met, and for a moment held them by the great and uncontrollable longing of his own soul. Then the curtain was rung up on the filial scene, the lights fvere suddenly lowered, and all eyes were turned on the stage once more. All eyes save Gilbert's, and his drank in tile girl's fragile beauty, under cover of thp dim light as though he could never drink his OH. He knew now that he loved her. It was no longer the worship at a distant shrlue; It was tbe passionate love of a man for woman! But even as she raised her nana to put back a stray lock of hair be noted the slim, wHlto lingers, the little blue-veined wrist and, glancing frojn that to bis own toll-won palms, he told himself once more that she was not for such as he. Poor she undoubtedly was, poorer probably than he, or she would not bo taking her pleasures thus. But no mat tor what her circumstances, that great barrier, "class," stood between. Men marry beneath their class every day women seldom or never. II. But hark'! A low murmur rose behind the stage, which quickly swelled Into a cry of terror, and a multitude of human voices Joined In that awful paralyzing cry of "Fire!" In one moment the scene was one of wildest confusion. The fire began be hind the stage, but that wonderful Iron "curtain," which was to be such a safe guard in emergency, had grown rusty on Its hinges, and no one had time or presence of mind to remember bow it worked. There was one thing better than presence of mind, and that wao absence of body. In the midst of the race for Hfo around them Gilbert's only thought was how he could save Vivian, and, stooping, he lifted her In his arms and placed her on her feet on the seat; then, still with his arm close around her, be paused to think. There was no hope that the panic would subside, no hope tlie flames would be suppressed, for al ready they were leaping and dancing In fury among the "wings," and red tongues of fire were shooting upward and licking the "flies." The crowd surged on toward the exit Women were being trampled under foot. .Men, iu a very frenzy of terror, were fighting their way; utterly for getful of their manhood, they were hurling aside all who came in their path. It was useless to enter the con test and strive to make a way through this frantic throng. Suddenly an idea came to Gilbert and quick ns thought he lifted the girl in his arms and prepared for action. Oppo site to the exit where the human stream was flowing was a narrow window which he bad noticed often. It wan high up in the wails, but he remem bered that passers-by by the stage door used it as a peep-hole to see If the house was filling; it was near to the stage entrance and close to the open street. Still holding Vivian, be made his way through the blinding smoke; the wiu7, dow was higher than he thought, quite above his reach, but with, almost super human strength he wrenched the benches from their places and piled one on another till he could reach the sflf. The aperture was small, he knew too small for even an ordinary sized man to scramble through; but she was' a slip of a girl she would have room enough. "Ij The flames were rising higher, the cries of those in peril more terror stricken than before, when at last he succeeded in breaking the glass and wrenching the woodwork from ' Its frame. - . "Sey- "Come," he said hoarsely, "while there is time! There is a door close to your left hand a swing door; It Is sure to be open to the street" "But you!" the girl cried. "You go first and draw me lip?" ?riSJ "No, no!" Gilbert saw she had not realized that if she were saved at all she must be saved alone! She' must pot realize It now, or it would make his task well-nigh impossible, and with a great effort he spoke calmly: "This Is the better plan. Do as I tell you and when you are safe you shall give me your, hand." Silently the girl obeyed him, and for one moment her arms citing round his neck as he raised himself to his full height on the tottering, piled-up benches. The blood surged to his brain and the (lames roared hoarsely in his ears, lie would have given the world then for one kiss and thought it well lost, but he must not startle her by betraying himself. She would be safe. and well, who knows? iu heaven there will be 110 barriers of "class." In another moment she was seated on the stone sill, and Gilbert had caught and knotted the silk sash she wore. -Now," he whispered, "when I lower you down you will go as fast as you can to the door? You promise?" But you are coming? Oh, you are coming, too?" she cried In ancuish. and her tiny hands clung to his own. For one moment he gazed into her eyes; then, raising himself with diffi culty lie pressed his lips to the fingers lying in his grasp. "Remember," he said, "the door Is to your left hand. You have promised to find It quickly. Now go. Go!" he cried, for the smoke was becoming denser, and the heat of the curling flames grew hotter and hotter. "And you where shall I meet you?" "Never think of me," he said. "I I shall meet you by another way." Then he lowered ber gently, and let the scarf the last link which bound him to her and earth slip from his grasp. And the girl, half stunned with terror, stumbled along as he had di rected, the words ringing In her ears: "1 shall meet you by another wayl" And Gilbert turned again to face the Minding, suffocating smoke, the angry, lurid flames. He knew what be had donehe knew there was no hope of escape for himself; but what of that? She was safe this girl, who bad come Into bis life and filled his heart for so brief a space, was safe. When a man loves well and truly bo gives his life to the woman he lores; why should not he Gilbert giro hid for her Instead? Answers. A horseshoe brings good lack If It happens to be on the foot of the win ner. Civility cost nothing, btt ofta gets things that gold cannot bn. : i ( 1 -V -i - j 4 i l H' . v. 0 '