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OBti Blazers Blero
By DAVID CHRISTIE MURRAY.
CHAPTER V. (Continued )
"Madness or do," aaid Blane. "I'm fo
tag;" and thia was the lat word spoken,
tile comrade offered no opposition to
kirn design, and once more he slid back
ward into the pool and disappeared. Half
way throuca his foot touched something
which instinct rather than memory told
tlm had not been there upon his first or
second passage. It was difficult working
lis way past it, bat when he had got far
ssiough to touch It with his band his in
fers grasped the hair of the muvsing man.
He forced himself a little farther and
took hold of the rough collar of a San
aa! coat, slimy and saturated. Then be
fma terrible and almost hopeless strug
gle. The pent breath In his body seemed
It to burst him. His temples throbbed
horribly and he could hear a -ding-dong
as of some monstrous belt The watery
blackness turned blood red, and with I
every tug be gsre at the dragging body
f the man he risked his life, for he felt
as though he must draw breath or die.
Fortunately for the two lives, this awful
straggle was of brief duration. Blane
came gasping and spouting out of the
water into the black1 darkness of the air
way, and having drawn but a single re-
ticlnj and mighty inspiration, set both
ands to the soaked collar still below the
water, and with one great heave dragged
the half drowned and insensible man to
"Shadrach," said Hepzibah, "there's
ene thing as I wonder you niver dime."
It was June weather. The sky was
streaked with faint tines of green and
rose near the horizon, but the unfathom
able soft haze of the zenith Mill held
the warmth and brightness of the fallen
son and delayed the coming of dusk.
Hepzibah had brought a kitchen chair
Into the garden and bat under an apple
tree thick with blossom. She was busi
ly hemming a coarse sort of towollinj.
and the tip of the needle and swish of
the thread went on uninterruptedly.
Shadrach stood with his month only a
little less wide open thno his ere, and
with chanjeleps visage snd motionless
head looked from fide to side.
"Ah'" said be inquiringly. "And what
aught that 1. Hepzibah?"
"I wonder you niver made up some
thing about Edward and the Old Blazer."
Shadrach's face wreathed itself into a
low smile as be looked st her, but
Batching her eye just as the smile wai
t the full, he drew his features with
tadicrous suddenness to their original
expression, and looked sideways on va
cancy. "Ha I" cried Hepzibah, "you've made
p summit a'ready ."'
The Bard's aspect, half shy, half
boastful, proclaimed the truth of the
goes. He drew from one of his coat
tail pockets a crumpled and dog-eared
Sheet or two of foolscap paper, covered
with a set of knotted, corrugated, and
kavolved hieroglyphics. Hepzibah sewed
a, but looked attentive and expectant
TV bard cleared his throat and began:
" 'Lines on the Fatal Disaster at the
OM Bister.' "
"Put It up for a minute," said Hep
afbah. "Here's Edward."
She would not have stopped him had
gka theme been different, but she had a
tellracy about Edward's praises being
Banted In his bearing. Edward resent
ed the mention of his own heroism, and
van Hepzibah, who was privileged to
ear almost what she pleased to the mem
hers of the BInne household, had been
compelled to silence.
: There was something odd about Ed
ward this evening. His walk was lurch
be aud uneven; his cheeks were blanch
ed snd his eyes were strangely glazed.
Hepzibah arose in alarm.
"Why, Edward," she cried, "what's
01 matter with you? You look as if
you'd seen a ghost"
; "No such thing as ghosts," said the
salserable young fellow, thickly. "Don't
Terror, pity and shame rushed upon
the simple creatures iu such a 8ood that
Iheir wits were swept away. They could
taly gaze at each other in profound dis
tisy, whilst Ned Biane stood blearing st
them with glazed eyes, his head and
shoulders lurching, though bis feet stood
till. The frank, manly youngster was
H gone, and a caricature stood in his
place, Inert, fatuous, mournful to behold.
"Mister Ned," said Shadrach, more in
horrified surprise than blame, "you've
"Very well, then," returned Ned, with
gfassfly unchanging gaze snd lifted eye
brows. "Why not? Why shouldn't Old
Slater's Hero cheer hit heart a bit as
trail other fellows? Eh?"
"Ok. Edward!" Hepzibah broke In,
hah? crying. "That's no way to cheer
thearta, poor dear souL It would be the
way te break 'em yours and mine, and
el a aa If it happened often. But
aayhody msy be overtook in a fault, and
ft air st happened afore. Go to bed. Ed
ward, there's a love. Do now."
. "Poor heart never rejoices," said poor
el "Been to the Minds' Rest. Hero's
Kh. Old Blazer. That's me. Saved
yaw life, old Shad rich."
"To think of bis coming through the
treats like tnisl" said Hepzibah.
There's crowds iu the place as 'ud be
wicked enough to take delight in it And
aim the stiddiest, aimiablest -oh. for
ptrs sake, don't let his mother and the
awlMrea see him! Help me to get him
Bat aahsppily Kdwerd wss in no mood
a as helped apstairt, aad refused all
flan ef aid is that direction. He want
e4 te drink with Shadrach. Be had
fjsrrad Shadrach's life, risking almost los
ing am ewa to do It and he was moved
to toeie ay the reflection that Shadrach
(had aarer offered to pay far a driak la
ward far this service.
rUadraea was deeply waaadai hy this
( etaBia ea his gratitada.
m v aafcta a MtleaMB ta driak
C7 CZ, ae fill lit, I
found the cheek to do tt. And you know
full well. Mister Edward, it's very wide
o' what you'd think and say if you wss
iu your right iiiiud this minute."
"Say I'm not in my right mind again,"
said Edward, with increased thickness of
utterance, "snd I'll give you a hiding."
This threat from a man so placable,
amicable, and peace-loving seemed, both
to Ilepzibsh aud Shadrach of as little
value as the breath which served to
"Why." said Shadrach. respectfully
propitiatory snd explanatory, "you know
right well. Mister Ned. ss you hsin't i'
your right mind just this minute."
And thereupon, without any sort of
further warning, Ned knocked Shadrach
down. For a moment the unexpected
ness of the blow snd her amazement at
it held Hepzibah paralyzed. But in an
other moment she had pinioned her young
master by the arms, both her arms being
passed through his at the elbow, and
whilst she held him thus Shadrach rose
to his feet from the turf and picked up
his hat regarding his assailant with s
sorrow and amazement so profound and
so nnmixed with sneer or resentment,
that the young man's eyes, lit and clear
ed by the emotion which followed the
blow, caught the meaning in a Bash, and
he stood rebuked and ashamed. Then
being for the moment no better than a
mere bundle of foolish nerves, with no
brains to guide them or will to control
them, he began incontinently to weep,
and to maunder that It was an accident,
and that he loved Shadrach like a broth
er. Aud being willing iu this maudlin
mood to do anything to which he was
bidden, he was smuccled upstairs secret
ly, and there partially undressed by
Shadrach snd finally locked iu by Hep
zibah. CHAPTEIt VII.
"Hay-berry-ham!" said Mr. Horatio
Mr. Lowther ' seated iu his offlre at
a table overspread with papers. He
made no cessation in his work cs he ut
tered this curious call; but bis voice took
an ascending tone as he repeated it un
til its oily smoothness gave way to a
grating shrillness. When the cry had
been repeated half a dozen times a voice
was heard overhead:
"You have been there all the time?"
asked Mr, Lowther. "Why did you not
"Better late than never," said the
voice, and a pair of corduroyed legs came
into view on the opeu stairway which
led from the upper room to the lower.
"What do you mean hy "better late
than never? " asked Mr. Lowther,
"Nothing!" aaid the voice gruffly.
its owner came into view. "I might ha'
said 'better never than late.' It would
ha' been truer about most thiugs."
"Hay-berry ham!" said Mr. Ixwther,
speaking rather high in his head, and in
a tone of dignified reproof and protest.
"A brum," the other corrected him dog
gedly. "Christened name, A-br-a-m, Ab
nim. Don't put me on the rack and drag
me out into four aynnables. I won't
"Did you get the document at the
County Court last night?" asked Mr.
"Yes," said Abram, a little more dog
gedly than before. "That's a nice job,
that is." He wss a clean-shaven, wooden-featured,
bald man, with moist eyes
and a chronic scowl of satire. "Where's
the hurry?" he demanded. "It'll do at
night, won't It? Come, now. Why
shouldn't I put it off till after dark?"
He had come downstairs In bis shirt
sleeves, and on receipt of Mr. Lowtlier'a
commands had reached down a coat from
a nail on the office wall. He hnd strug
gled half way into the coat, which was
rather too small for him, when he paused
to put these questions.
"You know very well that it will not
do after dark," said Mr. Lowther. He
added suavely: "rroker.istinatiou is the
thief of time. Do what you are told."
"All right!" returned Abram, strug
gling with his coat "Hadn't I better
wait till about two minutes after 1
o'clock? Everybody turns out of the fac
tory just then. Everybody knows me,
and when I go into a house they know
what I'm there for. Bless your heart,
I'm known as well as you are."
"Do as you are told," said Mr. Low
ther, "and do it now."
"Shall I send the town cried round to
eay I'm going?" Abram ssked. "They're
a very young married couple. The gall's
alway been particular respectable. Folks
oughtn't te know as the bailiff's in the
"Do as you are told," repeated Mr.
Lowther, "and do It now."
Abram departed, grumbling Inarticu
lately. He walked at a great pace to
Hacketfs house, a semi-detached villa
on the edge of the town, and having
knocked at the door, made himself aa
small as he could to avoid observation,
until a clean little rosy-cheeked maid, In
a pink print and a smart cap, answered
to his summons. The rosy maid blanch
ed when she taw him, for Mr. Lowther
had had dealings with all sorts of people
in his time, and the maid knew Mr.
Lowther's messenger from home experi
ence. Abram, though a duly qualified
servant of the court, wss in a sense Mr.
Lowther's retainer. When not engaged
In his professional duties, Abram did odd
jobs for Mr. Lowther, aud even In the
exercis of his profession was oftener
eagsged In hie behalf than la that of all
other people pot together.
"Mr. Hackett tar said Abram, Bed
ding at the maid te claim his old ac
quaintance with her.
"No," saswered the girl "Master!
goes ta the races."
"Thee tell year mieats there's a party
waats to apeak te her."
The Mid daring this brief colloquy
had rioted the Oar little by little, atil
by tfaat tiasa eaiy aaa af he ayea wss
visible behiud it but the visitor pushed
it open with authoritative shoulder, sad
closed it behind him whea he had entered
upon the neat little hall The little maid
recoiled before him, and disappeared
with a backward gsze of terror.
Panting a tittle and somewhat scared,
she knocked st the drawing room door.
Her mistress' voice bsde her come In.
and she entered, and. having closed the
door, stood silent for a moment or two.
j The three months' bride wss seated near
the window looking out with absent eyes.
A hslf finished piece of embroidery wss
in her hands, but they lay idly in ber Up
with an air of weary lassitude. There
was a hint of the same expression in her
fact which was of a delicate and rather
meager ovaL Her eyes were of a dark
is! blue-gray, mystic and dreamy. Her
lips were mobile snd tender, but she bsd
a very decided little chin; aud the form
of ber eyebrows, too. notwithstanding
, the dreamy mystery of the eyes they
! surmounted, looked ss though she might
upon occasion have a will of ber own.
When only a secoud or two had gone
by in silence a dim sense that there had
been something stealthy and afraid in
1 the girl's sctiou intruded itself upon her
day dream. She turned snd swoke from
, ber fancies with a little start at this cu
1 rious thought and a glance at the maid's
face continued it
"What is the matter. Sarah?" she ask
ed. "Oh. if you plesse. ma'am," said the
maid, "the bailiff s In the honse!"
"What is in the house?" asked Mrs.
Hackett. Her experience was at fault
She bad been tenderly nurtured, and
knew little of the disgraces and miseries
"Mr. Whitelaw, ms'ara," answered the
scared maid. "He's the County Court
man. if you please, ma'am. He was put
into father's bouse when be was sold
This sounded alarming, but the slarm
was only vague. What could the man
"Where is he?" she asked. "In the
hall? 1 will go and see him,"
She descended the stairs, a little flut
tered in spiie of herself, and encountered
Abram iu the hall. The man. to do him
justice, explained his mission civilly, and
even with some delicacy.
"You wou't put yourself out about me.
ma'am." he said, "neither nlout entin'
nor yet about sleepin". I niu't particu
lar, nor used to be particular. Itessay
when Mr. Hackett comes home he'll put
this little matter straight 1'rob'ly it's
a oversight Often and often I find it
She left him standing iu the hall un
answered, and returned to her old place
and posture by the window. The outlook
on the summer day had already seemed
a little tristful and weary. She had once
or twice failed to bsiiish the intruding
J fear that her marriage was an irretriev
able misfortune. It was enrly to have
to do battle with so horrible a conclu
sion; it was earlier still to be vanquish
ed by it even though loyalty was yet
too active and self-respect too strong to
allow her to be conquered for more than
a moment at a time.
And here is the place for the revela
tiou of a fact which in its own way is
a tragedy. The poor thing had not gone
through the ordinnry gates of enchant
ment t marry Will Hackett She had
married that handsome and sweet-voiced
prodigal, not in the least because she
loved him, but because she was going to
reform him. Life wss to have been
all nobility and self-sacrifice and lofty
duty until this black sheen should chE3
bis color, and then she wss to have her
reward, poor child! But Will wss one
of those effusive, amiable, generous and
free-handed gentry who have no more
heart than a turnip. He had seemed to
affectionate! In his courting days he had
been so essily guided. When a young
man has his arm around a pretty girl't
waist it is not difficult to seem affection
ate, aud young men in their courting dayt
have often seemed easily guided, though
they have turned out sadly tough in the
mouth and rusty in the temper a little
later on. But if once the girl who is tied
to such a man has gone through the land
of rainbows and magic promise he will
never seem to her to be altogether the
brute he is.' Something of the old glam
our will cling to him and bring yet a hint
of the old happy blinduess to her eyes.
Something of the old, sweet thrill will
stir in the heart st times. So aided, the
black sheep may seem to be only a little
dingier than his brother of the flock.
(To be continued. I
The Conn') Little J'dte..
A justice of one of the Brooklyn
courts la credited by the New York
Times with a uptomlld and entirely
successful effort to lighten the tedium
A suit for damages for assault wat
recently tried before hint The plain
tiff had been knocked down by the
defendant, and tseverely handled while
be was prostrate. One of the witness
es whs reluctant to answer the ques
tions put to him, and tbe court upheld
"Your honor does not seem to sea
the underlying principle In this case,"
expostulated tbe attorney for the plain
tiff. "It seems to me," replied the Jna
tic. "that tbe underlying principal 1b
this case Is your client"
Under a New Ttje,
The Washington Post credits a
white-haired matron of that city with
a clever musical joke. She was listen
ing. In company with a young man
from the State Department, to the ma
lic of a pianist
The selections were all new to the
young man till the "Wedding March"
of Mendelssohn began.
'Tbat'e familiar," said he. "I'm not
strong on music, but I know I've beard
that before. What Is itr
The matron's eyes twinkled with
mischief. "That." said she, "la toa
'Maiden's Prayer.' "
Souvenir of His Vsoaifon Trip.
"Bring any aouvenlrt back from jrov
"One, only, but It cost a lot"
' "What wae Itr
"Empty packetbook." Cincinnati
Probably babies talk that way h
cauae they waat to gay ttseir lad
The using of electrie light iu bath
loouis. cither public or private, to it
is asserted by au English engineer, is
latijieroun iu many case. Writing to
ibe Government Gazette-, be wiy that
the d-tric lipbt switches most usu
ally employed have brass covers and
iiass knobs, aud it is quite possible
tbat this metal work may be lu un
mspevted contact with the electric
supply wires. In tucli a case a person
s!:iimIiu ou a dry wooden floor, and
usitii Hie gwitcli, would not notice
any lieiVct. nut anyone in tbe act of
t.ini'i,- a liuth. or standing witb bare
feet on a wet or metallic floor, and at-li-Miptinj;
to turn on tbe light would
' eive a very tsevere shock which
would probably prove fatal even at
the comparatively low pressure of 'i'JO
."Mime twenty-five years ago uiou
'.ws were lujH)rtel Into Barbados to
drive away the rats which ate tbe
sn'itr canes. Now the Ktiar planters
have petitioned Ibe gou-ruor to au
thorize the destruction of tbe mon
gooses becauw the latter, instead of
oiiliu',11 their attention to the rats,
have drivel) out many useful ntiimalH,
liicludini: lizards, which were the eu
e:nics of the moth Isirer cuterpilium.
The Hterpl liars ate now left free to
l-iietiVie tbe fctiar cancx, 'hereby af
fording holes for the lodgment of iltv
strtntive funguses. Thus in the con
tinual struggle for existence nature
herself Is often found to have cstib
Ilsbed the Ix-st system of equilibrium,
interference with wlii h always brink's
more Ills than it drives away.
lias radium Hny practical uses apart
front its value to pure science? It bus
bwn reportiil that cancer lias been
cured, or at least that the patient was
lienelitcd, and that partial iht lias
been restored to the blind through the
iigcney of radium, l'.ilt these alleged
uses for the wonderful substance have
riot jet been finally demonstrated.
There is another direction, however. In
which It Is regarded as possible that
radium may prove useful, ami that Is
in the production of Unlit. I'rof. Oliver
Lodge lias pithily said that a knowl
edge of the firefly's) secret would en
able us to produce liiiht without licit.
I be source of the energy which the
I.i' Iiy uses, like the source of the cn
ery of radium, is unknown. Through
the study of radium. It lias N-en su-
j (tested, we may discover a cheaper
and better met Ijo1 of IHliiniiiatioii than
any we now posse,..
Last summer I)r. Horace C. Ilovey
conceived and tested a new method of
iiiensurlns; the height of some of the
(-rent dome-shaped chambers in the
Mammoth Cave. lie culled (o Ills as
sistance the toy balloon, and after
name preliminary experiments had his
balloons made of a special pattern,
with thinner mid more elastic rubber
than fiat initially employed. Then,
with five balloons tied in a cluster, and
each Inflated with hydrogen to a di
ameter of ten indie, be liegan lils at
tempts at measurement In the cave.
An acetylene lljrbt furnlahed Illumina
tion In the great chamliers mitlielent
to reveal the balloons when they
touched tbe celling. The measuring;
tape nns a light silk thread. The
Uotunihi was found to be Just 40 feet
high, and the Mammoth I'ome 11! feet
5 inches. Hut In the vast temple called
(Jorin's Iome wandering air currents
rendered the lialloons tinmHiiagenble
when about two-thirds of the way to
How to Head.
L'dwnrd Everett Hale, In his excel
lent little iKHik, "How to lo It" dis
cusses, Hie matter of rending. The sub
stance of what he says may be given
In the form of the following ten rules:
1. Iiou't try to read everything.
2. ltcud two bmiks on the same sub
ject, one solid, one for pleasure.
3. iHiu't read a book for the sake
of saying. I have read It.
4. Iteview what yon read.
't. Head with a pencil n band.
(!. I'se a blank lik.
7. Condense whatever you copy,
8. Head less and remember It.
0. One hour for light reading should
have one hour of solid reading.
10. Whatever reading you do, do It
A Fair Question.
A hypochondriac who visited Sir Co
nan Iwyle iu the days when be was
a practicing physician complained of
"a very bad side." He told his shory
In great detail, says the London
He put bis band above his waist
line, aud said:
"I get a sharp pain here, Doctor,
whenever I touch my head."
"Why 03 earth, then, do you touch
your had?" Dr. Doyle asked, mildly
Fu or lie Done.
"By Jove, Itcggle, I don't see why
my tailor should dun me. It's positive
"Ienr boy, perhaps he's afraid
you've done hlra." Boston Globe.
frlreak'est ( vnic.
"The woman who picks out a hus
band because he Is a good dancer,"
said the breakfast cynic, "la on par
with tbe man who picks out a wife be
cause she can make fudge."
Opinions should be louiied witb
great caution and changed with still
When a man does a fool thiuf. be
thinks in smart, or ha wouldn't do
STOflY OF '-HILD BANK.
Whea Father is Leave He Ha4
Tbe bank belonged to tbe child, and
it had all tbe interest of a new toy.
In an effort to show the child bow
it worked and tbe object of it. the
mother bad sacrificed all her available
change, after which the child had
picked up a few pennies that had been
carelessly left ou a table, and these
hud followed the rest. Then she had
waited to make a financial assault on
"Money," she said to hlui at soon as
he was Mettled In bis faorite chair.
"Say! she's beginning early." he
"Ob. I've got a savings bank far her.
and she's been crazy to put money in
it till day," bis wife explained
"Well, as long as she puts it In tbe
bank it's safe." he remarked, as be
gave her a nickel.
Her eye spurkled ami she laugb-tl
so jojoiwly that be was enraptured.
She was a happy, giaccful child, witb
wry pretty au' captivating ways of
expressing ber pleasure.
"That was worth mure than a
nickel." be laughed, us he gave her
"Hut you mustn't humor ber too
much." tils wife cautioned.
"Oh. this Is iu a good cause." ho
urged, with the blind indulgence of a
particularly proud father. "It's teach
ing her to saw . money, and that's
tiomethliiK every child should learn. It
Isn't like spending it, you know, which
would !e wasteful."
So he gave ber a quarter, and lu tvo
miuutcs be was laughing as joyously
as she was and getting us much fun
out of ber as she wus out of the bank.
Hut after dinner it was different.
"Hy lieorge" be exclulnied, "the
bank's git all my money, and I've got
to go uptown. I'll have to iKrrw some
change from you.'"
"What little 1 had," she explained,
"was used lu showing Tottle w hat the
bank was for."
"Well, a bill, then."
"Haven't one. I told you this morn
ing you'd have to bring home some
money to night. l)ld you forget it?"
His blank look showed that be had.
"We'll have to open the bank, then."
be said. "I've ;rot to have some
"The only way that bank can be
opened," she told him. "is by taking
it to the savings bank that Issued It.
and then they'll bee the money It
contains to the credit of Tottie."
lie swuie; nit there in the bouse,
but later, while be was taking a nice,
brisk, three-mile walk to keep bis ap
pointment for that evening. And It
was a week before he could be in
duced to look at the little bunk ugaln,
which he has clns-llied as a sort of an
Inanimate confidence man. Hnioklya
INDIAN AS FOOTBALL PLAYER.
He Is UnsurrmsHcd In Hunnins and
Tackling K ml of ('ame.
As a uiHttei of prosulc fact, these
hnrd-woiklng and wcll-behuved wards
of the ualiun at Carlisle have been
from the start models of disciplined
nud educated conduct on tbe football
field as well us off, and only their
shocks of black hair and their
swarthy faces mark them as unusual
or odd wbeu tbey Hue up against the
"palefaces," says a writer In the Il
lustrated Sporting News.
These lads are Intensely fond of
football, and they have left in them
an Inherited Indifference to hurts and
a toughness of fiber that are their
strongest ((uclities wh-u added to
swiftness and agility of movement. I
have seen them pley through a bard
game without one call for "time out,"
Is'causc of Injury, and nearly everyone
who lias seen them play must have
noticed the fierceness of their tackling
and their fashion of breaking out of a
scrimmage on the rebound like so
many rubber balls. In running, tack
ling and aggressive line-breaking tbe
Indian.' are unsurpassed.
Their weakness Is nn argument In
favor of the claim that football Is
a ipiestion of tlx ti allied mind as much
as the powerful ImmIj. It is menial
alertness and adaptability that the Car
lisle players find themselves lacking
when thoy meet the first-class teams.
To analyze and meet the unexpected,
and to solve the problems of a scien
tific attack and defense of a style to
which they ore not accustomed puzzles
the slower and less effectively trained
mind of the Indian, ami be cannot
make as quick a change of mental
base as the white youth. This is to be
expected, and (he astonishing feature
of It Is that tbe Indlun player Is able
to make tbe showing br does. He
comes to Carlisle from the reserva
tion ft little savage and In perhaps a
half dozen years he Is fashioned into
the clean, alert, self-respecting young
man who delights those who know
good football, played with ardor, yet
with self-control and intelligence of a
high order. While his opponents shout
and rave In moments of great stress,
be plays tbe game in silence, without a
show of emotion, whether he wins or
loses the type of the true sportsman.
He Is a vindication Ic 'ii of the whole
some training of football In the devel
opment tf young manhood and of the
magnificent work accomplished by the
policy and life work of Col. Pratt al
Not Asked Vet
Teas So she's to be Mrs. Itoxley,
Jena 1 don't know.
Teas Wur, I'm sure It waa your
self who (old me she hnd determined
to marry 1 tn.
Jess Wei' that's different Phila
Patriotism always stands in with the
HEADGEAR IN MXXlOa
Uk Hate New Wm ay I
1m4 ae ha
Auioof all well-brad peapie great at
tention is paid to the hat of the saaae
line visitor, says Modern Mrxks. Thai
suildem of trandoevbip, aa BktsBrcl
Ford called It, is taken at otsc aavl
carefully placed on a chair qaite aa it
It were a person. It most be tresr!
with reHpect A table is alao a prwfrer
place for It but a chair la better.
Especially Is tbe top bat dJtflaguUb
ed in eJjuetle; It implies that the
wtsarer la a real senor, a true caUaUero,
snd it is honored with careful frtat
muif See that it Is allowed to repose
on a chair safe from casual knocks or
Jars. In common parlance, tbe top bat
is "una chUtera," a facetious word,
and, speaking serkmriy, tt la "un som
brero de copa," or, "de cops alia." H
is an emblem of social rank and law
yers often wear it from morning till
Tbe sombrero de jiaja, or straw bat
may be of many degrwa of finsakaai.
.Sometimes It has a gold or silver cor I
and U worn by weil io-lo niucberoa or
i:rt bacieudados on proper occasions.
Women on horseback in tbe country
aud formerly In the city wore hanUV
some KouihrtTua. Tbe soiubrtro of Mi,
witb Its oinauiei.ts. may cost any
wbTe from $10 to 1,. It Is the
gala bat for hor.--liack on daya of
rtiftns and in the country regions is
affected by the prosperous. Itrmembet
that the bat. In any form, is souMbluj
10 respect. It Is t!ikcu off as a alga
of regard and defer nee or of but
Tbe sombrero calanes is the Andalu
slan hat of low crown and broad brim,
the bat of the bnlifightiT on the street
where he receive.-! Ibe homage of 'he
admiring populace, (Specially of tht
small boy, It litis Its cjmicIih of conduit
nto (julte general use. and it is far
more pictuies iue than the staid and
prim dei by. The l ittir hat is much af
fec.ed by the city youth of Mexico, but
It Is foreign, alien and an exotic. It I
ridiculous when worn on horbBck
undiT the ardent Min of Mexico or An
ilalusl.i. In olJ time Mexicans, as well as
Spaniards of social rank, wore Ui
cocked hat. Immortalized In Alarcon't
tory of the "Sombrero de Tns Picos."
'l b.' tlnee-corncrd hat. properly speak
ing. Affected by the people In tlnwa
agol;e, was called the "sombrero detres
Hoys of the lower classes wear cheap
straw sombreros to school, and tl
marvel Is that they ever distinguish
tin in. for they are as much alike at
I e is In a i)ii.
But to return to our muttons, so t
iy, the lint n n symbol of grandee
ship. It Is nowadays the tall hat, the
"topper," the silk bat, stovcj Ipe, of
what y. u will, "(iohernadoertr wee
It. mufl-ors and deputies and lawyers,
of course, though ill Mexican cities the
young lawyers pffect Jaunty tr$wj.t1
In warm weather, and often dn bleat.
The grandee of the firtft claee of
Spain have the privilege of rematnlna
covered In the pre nee of tlwir sorer
t ign. and the oilier day the young Klna
Alfonso, receiving a party f nobleme
of high degree, who approached hint
uncovered, said, after a moment, "Cov
er yoursilves senori," which Is the an
cient etiquette. Thus the hat playa
Spanish tradition and actual life a cer
emonial part differing from usage la
An Old Acquaintance.
The prophet Is not always without
honor In bis own country, but If that
country Impiten to Is? New England lie
Is sometimes without tbe pcrqulslt-e
of honor when he is at home.
"I see Hubby Ixx-ke has come on a
vacation to his grandfather's," aaid
Miss Martin, as she unrolled her aproa
and took hpr pincushion, scissors, thim
ble and measuring tape out of her bag,
in the sewing-room of the Widow far
"Yes, Judge Hubbard Locke hni
come for-a fortnight," wild Mrs. far
rar, with careful and meaning empha
sis. Miss Martin's bright eyes shot a
quick glance at her. "I'll leave It to
them that haven't snapped his linger
jIT the wheels of their sewing-machine
with a thimble to call Hubby Locke
'judge,'" she remarked, as she tied OB
ber pincushion and began to stab It.
hailslled with His Job.
A Philadelphia clergyman recently
visited uu old schoolmate who la b
a ed In Momana. One Sunday tbey
told revival services In a large camp
of Swedish miners, and at one of tht
meetings ibe minister from the Qua
ker City, looking straight at big.
powerful looking wan who sat la front
laid to him:
"My friend, don't you want to work
for the Lord?"
Tbe Swede thought a fair aacesda
snd replied slowly: ,
"No, I tank not; de Norden Paclfle
fullers Is party good to work for."
An OlMMllaat Boy.
"Did you deliver my message to Mr.
Smith?" asked the merchant who aad
sent his o(llce-boy on an errand.
"No, sir; be waa out od the offle
was locked up."
"Well, why didn't Ton wait for hiss.
as I told your Tbe practical boy, saya
Stray Stories, bad bla reason ready.
"There was a notice on the door
tng, 'Return at once,' so I cane back a
juick as I could.
Utmost Deliberation Ttrprsoaij.
"Do you mean to tell bb that jm
would deliberately bay votesT
"Of course," answered Seoafor Ce.
Chum. "That's too onhr wae ta ran
ibem. The man who boy votae fc$o
iveiy m almost awe to got tie wottt
af tkO harwl- " We.H-i ,
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