Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, September 04, 1902, Image 2

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    The Harmon Press-Jjiiroal
C. C. BCKKK, FKOPUIKTOH
HARBISON,
. NEBRASKA
i'elee blew the bottom out of the
Nicaraguan cauaL
It's the sugar In
makes it bitter, too!
Cuba's cup that
A sm'Ie may hide a msn's thoughts,
Dust as paint may hide a womau's complexion.
New York doctors who do business in
fashionable circles are getting ready
for an epidemic of perityphlitis.
, Most people would regard their edu
cation as complete if they could under
stand an art criticiam after they have
fend it
J. Pierpont Morgan's grandfather
was the author of a poem beginning:
"An old red hen with yellow legs.
She laid her master many eggs."
The poet's grandson gathers them In.
Optimistic people are Inclined to be
Jieve that there is "no more Jury brib
ing, police bribing and councllmanlc
bribing than ever, but that more of the
bribers are being caught Success to
the catchers.
That man and woman, aged 77 and
75 respectively, who were forced to
elope for the purpose of getting mar
ried, may well say: "And, oh. Lord,
save us from the wrath of our children
and our children's children."
Perhaps we are coming to railways
without rails. Several automobile own
ers In New York are planning to con
struct on Long Island fifty miles of
road, to cross other roads above or be
low grade, so that they may have a free
course on which to speed their ma
chines. From running a single motor
car on such a road to attaching one or
more "trailers" is a short step, and the
next leads to passenger and freight ser
vice. Even if special roads are not
built for their accommodation, It is
probable' that automobile coach lines
nill be run as feeders to the steam or
electric lines In districts where it would
not pay to lay a track.
smokers actively engaged In the pup
suit are troubled either with typhoid
fever or lockjaw. Lockjaw would ma
terially interfere with the enjoyment
of a cigar or a pipe. And as to typhoid
fever the victim is like the character of
Bret Harte, concerning whom it was
said, "the subsequent proceedings in
terested him no more." As to influenza,
diphtheria, and consumption, however,
the case is different. Every smoker put
to it for defense of My Lady Nicotine
will testify that he has had at diver
and sundry times touches of one if uot
all of these diseases. These genus must
be smoked out and destroyed. What
more natural method than the one so
universally employed?
GOOD
Short Storiej j
Three people were drowned the other
day in Michigan, because one of the
rowing party could not restrain hi
playfulness to the extent of refraining
from rocking the boat. Every summer,
besides the number of drowning acci
dents that human power is unable to
avert, are these that owe their tragedy
to foolhardiness of some trifler. There
is no way of preventing such casual
ties, as a mental examination is not re
quired of persons who hire row-boats,
and oarsmen are never questioned as
to whether in their opinion the same
Ideals of playfulness ought to prevail
upon both water and land. It would be
well, however, If some certificate of
sane conduct were required of doubtful
looking members of rowing parties, or
some arrangement made whereby the
man with a propensity for rocking him
self In the cradle of the deep might
when the rocking reached the spilling
point upset only his own playful self.
Ministers seem to be waking up to
the necessity of self-improvement Not
long ago the Congregatioualist suggest
ed that ministers take a Sunday off
now and then to listen to their fellow
preachers and profit thereby. Xow
Rev. Bobert Zaring, pastor of one of
the Methodist churches In Indianapolis,
urges that there be Inspectors of ser
mons as there are meat and milk In
spectors. If Mr. Zarlng's proposition
should be carried out the Inspectors
would doubtless find many "embalm
ed" sermons which long ago bad their
day and well merit decent burial. They
would also discover many a bacillus
it heresy that should be exterminated
before the contagion has spread to the
congregation and through that to the
world at large. They would advise the
preacher to leave his study, and even
fait closet, to come In contact with life
as It la to-day and not as It was two
:enturies ago. They would organize
Institutes and summer schools for min
isters that they may advance beyond
the limit reached years ago at theolog
ical seminaries. Teachers are forced
by frequent Inspection and frequent
examinations to progress beyond the
attainments made In college and nor
mal schools. The requirements made
f the minister should be no less than
those made of other educators. Mr.
taring's proposition provoked a smile
When It was first offered, but there It
kound common sense st the bottom of
It and preachers will do well to take
the bint
America does not do thimcs by halves
Every day she smashes some old-world
1 -TV- t . ..
mtruijr. ime our universities, for in
stance. The ivy of years clings to the
sacred walls of Oxford and Cambridge.
Heidelberg is honored by generations
of learning. But there are Institutions
of higher learning in this country that
are scarcely out of their swaddling
clothes as far as years Is concerned,
and yet they are recognised the world
over as unexcelled, some that are look
ed upon as premier In certain special
ties. And there are fresh-water univer
sities In the newer cities of the United
States whose progress is little less than
amazing. Money can do a great deal,
even in learning. The story of the Uni
versity of Chicago Is an emphatic ex
ample. From the financial point of
view it takes on an aspect of a favor
able deal successfully promoted. But
while one multimillionaire has given
$11,000,000 for Its upbuilding, other
friends have gone down into their pock
ets for $3,000,000, and their share alone
would have been sufficient for an ex
cellent start Still, it Is when the re
sults are considered that the enternrlse
grows in Interest. Its history runs back
scarcely a decade, and yet the enroll
ment during the past rear, according tn
the figures announced at the convoca
tion, was 4,530, or a total of almost
3,000 different students. Considering
that post-graduate work receives the
greater share of the attention, the fig
ures assume even greater Import. The
building of an Institution of such mag
nitude In this short time, while main
taining a standard recognized th-
world over, is only another example of
the American way of "doing things"
umi uus R rrequently astounded the
slower-going Europeans.
j For years the weight of medical au
thority baa been against the smoking
habit The habitue of the cigar store
has read with many misgivings the de
liverances of the medical experts re
specting the effect of nicotine on the
ami lima aratam At Hhim ha hmm haan
frightened to the verge of delirium
tremens by the certain pronouncement
that smoking la the cause of cancer.
iboBt the only voice that has been
raised m favor of tobacco-using la the
secaainwsl mild saggestlon from some
gkysfdaa who has urged that It pro-
Now comes Dr.
tt London authority,
Who hM mad a special stady of the
cs3w of tabaceo saoae opon the vari
ces orjiUnw fond la the cavity of
C mmtX Or. Dam ladi that while
t.t8f NMa hM m effect apon ty
r "jZl torn C3HM of fateaw (lock Jaw)
1 1 f ;Tj ttsrZ Q growth of tht
' !cxafCtaaria.aadof
tXEZjUtzilGmttnr
In Paterson. X. J., a while ago. a
weaver made application for more
wages. It was refused. He went to
his home and there he and his wife
hanped themselves, and were later
found dead by the neighbors. A rich
contractor in New York drank poison
and died. The weaver and his wife
were not paupers. Thev had fir
living. At no time had thev been In
want If they were desrondeut their
friends did not know it. The contract
or, who represented the other end of
the social scale, had health, money and
no entanglements that those close to
nim could discover. Then why did they
kill themselves? The human mind Is
to-day almost as much of a mvsterv as
It was In the beginning. Life has not
to all the same value It hag to you. It
Is possible for a human being to be
come tired of existence, even though
surrounded by luxuries. It Is pos
Mine lor me poor man to feel that
the game la not worth the candle, even
though his poverty is no more distress
ing than usuaL The human being who
is not resourceful, who cannot find In
his own breast the Inspiration that
makes life sweet and adds interest to
the dally round of work or pleasure,
often finds existence monotonous. That
road leads to suicide and a newspaper
story that generally closes with these
words: "No reason Is known for the
act" There Is a remedy. It Isn't
found In the medical works, and few
doctors prescribe it Stop thinking
about yourseX. A ' cripple dragged
himself along the pavement and drop
ped a coin Into the blind beggar's hat
I'm glad I'm not In the shape that
fellow is," he said. There is the Idea.
There Is always somebody worse off.
Don't play the martyr. Don't Imagine
that Fate Is dogging your footsteps.
Be of use. The useful human being
doesn't know the meaning of monoto
ny. If you cannot distribute money,
share kind words with those who need
them. Be Interested, and leave death
to the old man with the scythe. The
weaver and the weaver's wife and the
contractor were selfish when they de
stroyed themselves. They wasted hap
piness that could have been theirs for
the asking. They looked at. a grave
when they might have wltuessed the
glory of the sun.
Old-Time Kdncation.
Now that there Is so much talk about
education It Is Interesting to look back
and see what a seventeenth century
moralist had to say about the teaching
of children.
"We are in Pain to make them
Scholars, but uot Men!" be wrote. "To
talk, rather than to know, which Is the
Canting. The first Thing obvious to
Children Is wbat Is sensible; and that
we make no Part of their Iludlmenu."
But what is of most significance to
us Is the same writer's appeal for tech
nical education.
"We press their Memory too soon,
and puzzle, strain and load tbem with
Words and Rules; to know Grammar
and Rheoric and a strange Tongue or
two, that It Is ten to one may never bo
useful to tbem; Leaving their natural
Genius to Mechanical and Physical or
Natural knowledge uncultivated and
neglected; wblcb wonld bo of exceed
ing Use and Pleasure to them through
the whole Coarse of tbolr Life."
After all, says the London Chronicle,
It la tat reformer rather 4bau the his
torian who la forcoi to aao vain repe-tlSSoa.
The Pioneer tells a story of a rat
which on one occasion was caught alive
on a ship and thrown overboard. A sea
gull was floating by the side of the
ship. Immediately there ensued a bat
tle royal, and the rat strangled the
seagull to death. He then sat upon the
i-amiss of the 4rt-agu!l.. unfurled its left
wing to catch the wind, and, working
the right wing as an oar, set sail for the
shore!
In response to a missionary's spirals
for various articles for use on an Afri
can farm, a mllkiug-stool was sent to
him from England. He gave It to the
negro whose duty t was to milk the
cows, with Injunctions to use It. On
the first day the negro returned home
from the cow-sbeds, bruised and bat
tered, but with an empty pall. When
the missionary asked for an explana
tion, the negro replied: "Milk stool
very nice, massa, but she won't sit on
It!" j
In 1802 Colonel Alexander, of Topeka,
who was an intimate friend of Presi
dent Lincoln, visited him at Washing
ton, and found him In a greatly depress
ed state of mind. "This being Presi
dent Isn't all It Is cracked up to be, Is
It, Mr. Lincoln?" Inquired Colonel Al
exander. "No," said Lincoln, bis eyes
twinkling momentarily; "I feel some
times like the Irishman, who, after be
ing ridden on a rail, said: 'Begorry, if
It wasn't for the honor av th' thing, I'd
rather walk!' "
An Incident of the ceremonies at the
unveiling of the Kochambeau statue In
Washington, D. C, went far to prove
that the American flag "stays put
When the Countess Rochambeau pulled
the halyard which caused the flags
draping the statue to drop, every ves
tige of the covering fell but one corner
of the American flag, which persistent
ly clung to a part of the work sur
rounding the statue. "The flag stays
put, remarked Secretary Hay to the
President In an undertone, and the
President, remembering his words,
smiled broadly. The French flag read
lly gave way the moment the rope was
pulled, and there were a number of
spectators ho were inclined to take
the lii' liit at as an omen.
Captain French E. Chaduick. C. S.
N., who was commander of the flag
ship New York dining the war with
Spain, says that Kear Admiral Samp
son was de.'ply and unaffectedly re
ligions, and adds: "He was a strict
observer of Sunday, but the fact that
ou.-e. at least, he forgot the days of the
week is Indicative of the intensity with
which the duty In hand always seized
him. Having called the captains aboard
for consultation on the 4th of June (a
Saturday) he said toward the close of
the conference: I am going in to-mor
row to attack the batteries, sr. have
everything ready by daylight.' Cap
tain Philip, who was most earnest In
his religious convictions, at once spoke
up: 'But, admiral, to-morrow is Sun
day, and I don't believe In fighting on
Sunday, unless the other fellow begins.
I have always noticed that whoever be
gins a Sunday fight gets licked.' Samp
son at once said: 'I am glad you men
tioned that. Jack; to tell the truth, I
had forgotten the days of the week. 1
am no more a believer In fighting cm
Sunday than you are. Gentlemen, we'll
put It off until Monday and bis order
was obeyed.
entire population discussed nothing else
that morning and the cars were not
sutticieut to carry the crowd out to the
grounds to see the ruin wrought and
learn the latest clew. I could not get
a car and walked a distance of four
miles and was an hour getting through
the gate.
An English physiologist explains that "The next Issue of the Times Demo-
a girl can never throw like a boy be- crat said: 'Kverylmdy takes a joke good
cause her collar-bone Is larger and sets naturedly on the first day of April, and
lower.
Meteors which reach the earth al
most Invariably contain a large quan
tity of Iron and a
liickel. - - -
The worst mosquito-Infested neigh
borhood In the world Is the coast of
Borneo. At certain seasons, it Is said,
the streams of that region are unnavl
gable because of the clouds of mosqui
toes. A peculiar snow observed on Mont
Malet in the Alps has been reported by
M. A. Brun. It Is called "Caucasian
snow," and Is very porous, with grains
reaching an eighth of an Inch in size.
The slight adhesion of these grains
gives great liability to avalanches.
Attempts have been made to meas
ure the light of the moonless night sky.
Gavin J. Burns, an English astrono
mer, has roughly estimated that the
total light of one hemisphere equals
that of one thousand first-magnitude
stars, and Professor Simon Newcomb
has perhaps more accurately found
this total light to be equal to that of
six hundred to eight hundred first
magnitude stars. The brightness seems
to be not entirely due to visible and
Invisible stars. The zodiacal light and
the gegenscheln, a midnight glow oppo
site the sun, have been seen to extend
across the heavens, and It Is suggested
that these are but Intensifications of a
general luminosity of the entire sky,
due to some unknown cause.
Wonderful stories are often told of
the powers of vision possessed by siv
age races. During the recent Cam
bridge anthropological expedition to
Torres Straits, the visual acuity of the
natives was carefully tested, and Mr.
Kivcrs, who made the tests, concluded
there was occasion yesterday for the
exercise of a good deal of good nature,
Kverylmdy tried to fool everylmdy else.
smaller amount of i "e 1 imcs-licmocrat Liberty Jten johe
went down very well, and those who
forgot the date of the paper and went
into a state of agitation over the Irre
parable injury that they Imagined had
been done to the famous old relic so
kindly loaned to New Orleans by the
City of Brotherly iove were full of
laughter and surprise when they found
themselves the victims of a hoax. The
bell was visited by a large number of
visitors during the day and the oflleers
on guard had no difficulty In convincing
spectators that nothing was wron
with it.'"
STUDENT LIFE AT OXFORD.
What Young; Americans Who Go Then
VMM Find.
In undergraduate life at Oxford the
student from America will find many
Interesting features. He will, no doubt,
be assigned to a college rather than be
allowed to choose one, as the will of
Cecil Ithodes expresses the desire "that
the scholars holding the scholarships
shall be distributed among the colleges
of the University of Oxford, and not
resort In undue numbers to one or more
colleges only."
There are twenty-two colleges In the
university, all of which, educationally
considered, are equal. Heasons of rank
in life, of parental or local associations,
of wealth, of religious tendencies,
rather than reasons of a purely aca
demic nature, lead an English boy tc
choose one or another of these colleges.
The colleges differ In externals. Some
of them are rich, others poor; some of
them are comparatively large three or
klnrt KliqustM.
In meeting a lady lo a public thor
oughfare tn America a gentleman al
ways waits for her bow of recogni
tion before lifting his bat or address
ing her. In Europe, however, the
contrary Is the established rule, it
being the geotieuiao's place to bow
first, when, if the lady desires not to
recognlzeblm, she Ignores his salu
tations, thus giving the cut direct.
It is not good form In any place for
a lady to stop a gentleman in the
street for the purpose of chatting
with him, though she may with per
fect propriety pause to speak if he
take the Initiative. Prolonged talka
in the street are not, however, con
sidered good form, even between per
sons of the same sex, the belter piau
being to walk on slowly until tho
conversation Is concluded.
Wbatt-Tci foudo, don't lorgrt Mn. Auatin'a,
l'arta Fupulatlaa.
Perls, according to the latest cen
sus returns, has a population of 2,
tj'jO.OOO persons, of whom 1,200,000
are either foreigners or provincials.
Whttr j-ou do don't forget Mm. Auatin'a.
I VIIuiii on ML Aetna.
On the west side of Mount Aetna
there are several villages In the midst
of former lava streams, and with all
the bouses built of lava.
WbaUvat roo do. don't forget Mra. Austin
four hundred students others very
that the excellence of vision shown by small; some are expensively carried on.
savages has a psychological origin; , others Inexpensively; some are "pass."
that Is to say. It arises from knowing others are "reading" colleges; some have
what to look for. When ttie European
acquires familiarity with the environ
ment he can see as far as they can.
Thus the power of an Indian to tell the
sex of a deer at such a distance that
distinguished features like antlers were
invisible was found to rest upon his
knowledge of the peculiar g ill of the
male deer.
Professor, A. E. Verrlll of Yale re
gards the phenomena witnessed during
the awful eruption of Mont Pelee In
May as bearing out the theory that im
mense quantities of explosive gases
were evolved through the dissociation
of oxygen and hydrogen from the wa
ter on coming suddenly Into contact
with hot lava, and that these gases,
when ejected Into the atmosphere, cx-
nloded above the crater, producing the
terrible effects that were noted. Ac
cording to this view, the Inhabitants
of St. Pierre were killed by a sudden
explosion of a vast volume of mingled
oxygen and hydrogen, while the poi
sonous hydrochloric acid gas, formed
by the chlorine liberated from the sea
water that had leaked into the volcano
and was combined with some or tue
hydrogen, quickly suffocated those who
may have escaped death from the ex
plosion. THEFT OF LIBERTY BELL.
THE SURVIVAL Of A CHAIR.
X
she
At the time we left Itoralma
was afire from her stem to the aft en
gineroom bulkhead. As we looked back
"c ra" mrunge ming. a common
reed chair, such as you often see on
the deck of a transatlantic liner, was
hanging in the air to the ship's stern.
It had been fastened to the after flag
and braced Wow so that It hung off
In space just beyond the reach of the
flames. Some poor devil bad rigged It
there and sat' iu it to save himself
from fire, afraid to Jump on account of
the fierce rush of the volcanic currents
below. We could see him there, sitting
In his chair, long before we left the
sWp, at the back of the solid wall of
fire which divided us from him. and
be must have suffered terribly before
be dropped from bis perch and went
overboard. We could not get at him
on account of the fire In the forward
part of the saloon, but a stateroom wai
at hand close by, with plenty of life
buoys, and be might have got oue and
put It on; but strangely enough, after
all that fire there hung the empty chair
literally Intact The next morning the
chair still bung there unharmed. -
Chief Officer Scott's account of the lost
of the Itoralma In Martinique harbor.
In Leslie's Monthly.
Make Pslnt of Ma in in lea.
Manufacturers of artists' colors now
often use mummies In making their
colors, and It Is almost certain tint n
smalt percentage of some ancient Egyp
tian rulers went to compose some of
the colors used by various H. A.'s In
painting tbelr portraits for this year'
academy. Mummies were usually pre
served In bitumen or the best pitch.
Bays the London Tattler. This blended
with the bone of the mummy gives a
peculiarly beautiful tint, especially
la. brown or dark bine.
Wlsdoas la KcIIdm.
Joe Ton don't seem afraid to talk
with the sweet girl graduate.
Dick No; those girls are all so
pleased with their new frocks that the;
Bucceaafnl April Fool Joke Worked by
New Orleona Paper.
"Did you ever bear about the time
the Liberty Bell was stolen?" asked
a New Orleans man at the Capitol the
other day. "It was early In the spring
of 1KS5. Tlie exposition was being held
at New Orleans and the bell had been
loaned to the exposition. I remember
well the excitement the theft occasion
ed. The Times-Democrat came out the
next morning with startling headlines
'A Dastardly Attempt," 'The Emolem
of American Independence, the Llberi
Bell, Stolen.
" 'lAst night was a sorrowful one
in the city.' It said. 'When Philadel
phia sent to New Orleans the grand
old Liberty Bell, treasured not alone
by the famed city of the East, but by
the whole nation, as the precious em
blem of national liberty, the people of
the South generally, and of Iioulsiana
particularly, responded warmly to this
evidence of brotherly love offerej by
the second clfy of the republic'
"A long account of the reception of
the bell and the care taken of It fol
lowed, and the Times-Democrat said
The spot on which It stood Is a scene
of havoc. The car that bore It Is half
consumed hy fire and Its ruined tim
bers tell a story of wanton destruction
almost without parallel. The trees that
stood over it are no longer graceful and
grand; half devoured by fire, their
charred branches seem to cry aloud
for vengeance. Last night when the
pale moon shed her radiance over the
great park, bathing It In a flood of sil
ver light, when the grounds were calm
and still and deserted by all save the
watchful guard, this deed of wanton
ness was done.'
"Then came an account of the mount
ing of the guard and the discovery of
the fire. The account said: 'While the
firemeu and tho two officers were dis
cussing the mysterious disappearance
of the two night watchmen an officer
made his way close to the car to In
spect tbe twit and Ascertain whether
or not It bad sustained any damage. To
bis amaseroent the bell was gone. Not
a vestige of It remained. It had becu
wrung from Its fastenings and carried
off.'
"There was more detail about the
search and clew. Naturally the cltl
sena and the thousands of visitors at
the exposition wort Indignant. The
high residence fees, others low; some
j have no graduate students, and one.
j All Souls, no undergraduate students:
some have superb hiil'dlug. o'her.-p!-:ir:er:
and cue, the Non-t'oilegiaie.
h:is no building at all. and hardly any
faculty, being governed by tt univer
sity through a committee ca'.l.-d u "del
legacy fur unattached sunl-nts." Km
any one of these colleges will be a
woi-tliy foM:-r mother to the under
graduate. The student will pay his fes
to his colli pe, ,'iiid will be watched
over l.y It thriughuui his whole course,
lie will not get ail of his instruction In
its lecture rooms, fur the community
of Interest Idea has penetrated modern
Oxford, and for certain subjects the
resident btudent will be apt to go tc
another college, but his student life
will le mainly within the college walls.
He will, If fortunate enough to get
one, have a room on one of the "stair
cases," will be served by the "scout,"
who will bring him his breakfast, will
dine In state In the hall every evening,
will worship In the college chapel, and
will shorten his walks abroad so that
he can get within the college gates be
fore they close for the night. He wl.'l
row In the college boat or play on th
t-oncge tickc learn, unu win nave a
special adviser, a college tutor, to whou
he will look back with gratitude and re
spect all the days of his life.
lie will find Oxford as expensive a
Harvard or Vale. His strictly eollegi
expenses, for tuition, board and dallv
living, exclusive of bonks, clothing, so
cieties, sports and luxuries, will vary
from a minimum of ?.oo a year to a
maximum ditlicult to estimate. Of the
colleges, Keble. Jesus, New College and
" orcester make special effort to aid tin;
student In economy; Christ Churil;
I'nlversity, Magdalen and Balllol arc
the mist expensive; P.rasenose, St
John's, Exeter, Oriel and Trinity slain
In an intermediate position.
The student will have to be fairly
economical at the average college, says
Francis Hovey Stoddard In the Ite
vlew of Itevlews, to keep his total ex
penses within the fl..Vt) yearly sug
Kcnu-u in ii win as ine income Tor
each scholarship.
Lfindon to Mhangnal.
The niail from London to Shang
hai, which now is on the way 33 to
36 days, will! require only 16 days via
the Siberian railway.
Wliiunt rou do, don't toret Mr. Auitln't.
The fleas of Peru are exasperatlngly
annoying and Iositiable. It is cus
tomary in that country for a group
of human beings to have a lamt
near thctn, to attract the fleas fromt
theu.se! ves.
Whatever you do. don't forget Mm. Anatln'a
Marconi' Sne of lltiilior.
Mr. Marcool, unlike many of his
scientific brethren, has a souse of hu
mor, avs the London Express. Ha
said Unit win less telegiahy was a
old as the world When tirst an oab
riilnal Indian lit a tire on an a'JU
Iginal hill to slKii-il to another abo
riginal Indian s um; miles aw ly thci
the principle of w ircless telegraphy
was initiated. In a recent leclure
Mr. Marconi, referring to the fact
that he can send messages so much)
more easily by niithL than bv day,
said that he hoped no one but those
Interested ir cabul companies would
class his labors among the wotks of
darkness.
Whatever you do, don't (orct ilr. iot!u'a.
The best times of the year for fell
lug timber, in the opinion of lum
berman, are midwinter and midsum
mer. I'te tb rmoD Ked Iron Ball Blue. Large-2-oi.
rmckaie S ctnta. The Kuu Company,
South Bead. Ind.
Last of the Indian Dances.
The Omaha Is the only dance no
practiced among the Sioux. The war
dance died with the accession of peace,
the sun da nop has long been frowned
iiKn by the Great Father and the
ghost dunce has been jeromptorily for
bidden ever since the trouble spring
ing from It In that unhappy fight at
Wounded Knee In the early wlutir of
1K1. Hut the Omaha, danced freipient-
ly ujm.ii the r nervation, has not been
actually forbidden, although the Ind In a
agents In general disapprove of It, and
so far as Is possible discountenance Iu
perpetuation. Jt Is primarily a social
function, with this ini.uiilllled advan
tagethat it tends townid the contln
nance of that state of society known
to tlie Indians during their days of bar
luirlty, that It eniphaHi.es uncivilized
delights mid that It has nothing In com
mon w ilh the civilization toward w hich
we are trying to lend the ril mail.
F.very time the Omaha Is danced the
dancers are drawn more closely to the
old lives and the old ways, n reverence
for the customs of their ancestors It
enkindled within them, and whatever
refining Influences of civilization mav
have hitherto impressed them are. foi
the time, utterly forgotten and eventu
ally much weakened. It M the irreabJ
social reflection of barbarism, and It
Influence cannot lie for good. t'hlcairi.
Chronicle,
We have noticed that prices alwari
fo up rapidly and decline very slowly
Ad ostrlcU oever goes straight to
its nest, but always approaches It.
with many windings and detours, Id
order. If possible, to conceal the lo
cality from observation.
Don't forget a large 2-ot. pcie Red Crona
Ball Blue ouljr 6 cents. The Buu Company.
South Bend, Ind.
To be able to use the tongue flu
ently is undoubtedly a great advan
tage in many cases; but the power to
keep silent Is equally advantageous.
HALL'S CATAIIKII Cl'KR
Is taken internally. Price 75 cents.
rrt. Wlnilov't SooTHIVl HVW'P for chlMrun
trrthlnr. mn tb irnmi, reducet IfifUmaUun
ftUaT.1 .alo.currf inA colic. 16c bottl.
Created A Valranu
As a sequel to tbe recent earth
quakes lo SaidlDa an enormous chasm
has been pcotied Id tho earth, while
the surface has bulged Into a hill of
considerable elevatlou, from which
stones and masses of eartb are pro-
ected. There are also symptoms that
the iDterior of the bill It In an ebul
lient condition. Scientists Incline
to the belief that tbe phenomena on
served are volcanic. Another conse
quence of the earthquake Is that Lake
Santo, near Modena, which was
about 600 yards long and 100 wide has
completely disappeared.
The efforts of the German cement
syndicate to control the production
and to regulate tbe prices of cement
have failed, and tbe syndicate has
been dissolved.
The jaw of the shark furnishes tho
best watchmakers' oil. In each shark
Is found about half a pint.
A(niplirr 1alol.la
Ry n French chemist la rial marl Mir.
Invention of a method of cnmnreaalnir
sea air Into tabloids. Those, thcre-
rore.wuo with for a change of air
will In future only have to go to the
nearest chemist and buy a tnttlo of
Margate tabloids or half a down
Riviera Dastlles. So bmo- n. ti,
drugs are properly dispensed the In
vention will be weclome. It would
be unpleasant to ask for Bournemouh
past lies and to recetva inaturi th
Cologne (not the tau de Cologne) va
Irety. The latter form hu ifidiii
smells.
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