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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
M. I.. THOMAS, Publltihpr.
" YOU SLEEP TOO LONG."
Yoc Bleep too lonJ
Tne sun If up, at least an h-nir hljrh,
-Ami here ytut an-, mill coUlr in 1kM;
'Til o'clock, yet lazily y.m Ho
With that jjreat niiitcaii Ctivcrlnir your
You sleep too ion?-!
You never cjtn bo rich, ir any xvicr
If ilins yon wu!t ;itir tniiniliijr linura nwny.
why: iticjs me. John! hew very r-il tourejes
"'toey will betray you all the Ilveloiifr Iny.
You Mrcp too lonjr!
The InII him rnn.ru ilii7c:i times or more:
The Mfiik is dricil. the coffee It Is cpuilciU
The cat h:i? ilnij-eil the cutlet o'er tin floor,
TliecjrjM! I le;ir you'll lind them overboiled.
You slcc-p too Umgl
The Mnl. aresin-mi? I.lltlii from bVfcry tree.
Ami on the nir their stnisr doth sweetly
With hu:uinin? iihihIo pecls the rnidd leo
With huueyed swcctnepj to Its ki1Icu cell.
Yn: sleop too lonir!
Oh! do v.ot waste the morning's brlj-htpst
WtiiimMiiiiitlcss beauties tempt the wakeful
The air I-fragrant with the brent b of llowers,
Aiidlillcd with Klory Is the eastern sky.
You jdwp too Irnrjl
To slumH riiit; eye kind Latins- Tio'or reveals
'i'lio-ecoly elmrriiHt'.iat melt in dew away.
The i-luuilifriirr eir It rm;-i(; never lilK
.Nor tempts the teel liy wood or bticam to
You dci-p Unions!
Tlieeanh is spnrklliitr with its wins of light,
"Seicnely quirt doth IIh i.niKTUss seem.
While on each leaf its foutaSepi linger
You sleep too lonsl
The lark has mouut'-d on it n!ry wlnjr
With eheerlul wide inieto the happy sky.
While ir mi each hough the birds their matins
jnd iiieit the morn with tweet est melody.
You fcleep too lonirl
Tho flittering stream, pay laughing In the
Leapt dti-lilng down the mountain's nigged
In 'b:inaoless tone its iiiiiriiiiiring numbers
And br. itli". it! music with u solemn pride.
You sleep too long!
Hock, wood and stream sue sparkling in the
A thoii-ai.'d voices 1111 the prcjrnnnt iilf ;
And Nature doth ttiy footsteps now invito,
And becks with tljeo itsjiyu jiiya to share.
' V. i'. lictmnu i'o'l.
AXrtVl'orL I.iaily-Klllcr "IVhn Foiin.l Illr.
IValrrlnu lit Nrwark How Hit Iti-liill.r
ifii Nliy.Jullt!" llron-lit Illin f o A hKct
Tin; City of Newark, "S. J., was the
M.'etic Friday ciiinir of an occur
rence the recital of which cannot fail to
he of deep interest "to parents and
guardians," and which nl-o constitutes
a salutary lessnnto that im-je class of
ymiii"; men who inuigiuu that every
yoini lady tlievv'hoo.se to approach in
tin slices or on the ears i.s read to
fall an oaw victim to their wiles. One
yoimir man of this clavS has just dis
covered his mistake, ami tinder eircum
Mances of a most hnmiliatiiio; and de
cidedly tmromantie charauter. The
.story funs as follows, as recited to and
parlh witnessed by a Herald reporter:
On the afternoon of April 0 ti yotni";,
h:tnd(ime and fashionabrydrciscd ladv
.sat in the .lerscy City "depot of the
lVmisjyhania Kaifroad, quietly ror.diu
a ncusjiajicr while waiting for the train
li i .ttart for New arks nhere she re.-idcs.
While she sat intently reading one of
, t.t j,.,u .-in iuim 1:3 ;;jijiiu;ic
handed her an envelope, at tn
ingavyay. Tins young ltlv.
the depot ymnloves aniirn.-icheil inui
on Pe mov-
nboiit twentv-two vears of
confused at the strange proeeedingthat
iIic scarcely kticw what she was doinr.
Imaojiuin-i; that every eye was upon her
j-lie thrust the envelope into her pocket,
ami as soon as the train was ready hur
ried r board ami reached her home in
Kim street, "across the railroad," in
due time. She told her father what had
occurred and handed him the envelope.
t contained the following note, written
in ink on regulai note-paper, the full
address being omitted lor reasons which
will subsequently appear:
"lil-.l'OT, April r., 1SK0.
ieu Miss (?) I presume: ir!f.ccalilc, will
you intimate tome iTtui iicipiaiiitance would
not offend ou? Will von honor me with
our addres-. bv e2i.linr a noleto T. M. .Ir,
eareot , Suith William street. New York
'j'he youn lady assured her parents
that not only had she not given any
youngman the remotest encouragement
to thus approach her, but she had not
even seen who or what her correspond
ent was whether young or old home
ly or handsome.
The young lady's father, who is a
well-known citizen of Newark, being at
present a member of the Hoard of Edu
cation, consulted with his friends about
the case. All were indignant over the
matter. Ex-Aldermau William E. Pine,
an intimate friend of the family, said
the scoundrel who had thus approached
the young lady ought to be thrashed
within an inch of "his life. The male
relatives thought the same. Mr Hen
ry, the young lady's uncle, felt espe
cially ineen-ed, and at once laid a plot
to entrap Mr. "T. M. J." and admin
ister a severe Hogging. The first thing
was to catch him. As a first step Un
cle Henry wrote the following letter,
asking his niece to copy it:
L , , Arm i. 0, 1SS0.
"r.M.J.: How very lold you are, and yet
that very boldm ss fouicIi iw makes a favora
ble impression on me. I did not even see on
when : tut note a huub d to me. How mad
my ia and n:u vou!d be if thev knew unvthins
at'out it. Yon ak for mv address. I d .re not
Ki'.o you that, for then your verv boldness
would le.nl you to trouble. 1 would be willinr
to meet you if I only thought none of my folks
"ouJd tlnd it out. What an ndxeuturc. Just
what we read about in books. I am rather
fdnr.dof you. us 1 h.ive not even vet seen you.
I sometim s take a walk in the eveninj' in
.Military Park, in Ncwaik. where I live. If
you could meet me there without anv one
knowing it I do not think it would be verv
a ronjr. Put I wouM not know von even then.
Have you an-plan to prop -se? Ofeout-e,I
dare not send you my riht name, but mv
letters sent to Leonora Tk honor, Newark. .'.
.1.. will rench me. as I have a friend br that
name in wlnm 1 can trust, and wh will be
I.id to hep me in my adventure, lth.uk
you will like her if you ever get aepjaiutel.
1 am ver' anxious to hear from vuu. Oh! be
ve.-y careful, as my pa woul 1 be uwtul mad if
he found it out. Yours truly."
No name was signed. "Leonora
Tiehenor"' is Uncle Henry's wife, that
being her maiden name." The above
letter was forwarded to "T. M. J.,"
tinder cover of a well-known South
William street mercantile house. First
it was submitted to General William
"Ward, postmaster of Newark, accom
panied by a note from Uncle Henry, his
friend, relating tho facts.
Yithin a few days after the mailing
of Uncle Henry's decoy letter the fol
lowing eame in reply, showing clearly
that the gudgeon had snapped greedily
at the fisherman's bait:
New Youk, April 8.
DCAn etc. From yourstyle of writing
3 fhouid judzeyoittobe of rat her a romantic
disposition and possessed of a Ih cly apprecia
t ion of the dan-rers or adventure. 'jThere is al
ways a joyous thrill or pleasant expectancv
experienced attending anything that we do
with the knoulclpc that it is not altogether
right, but through the satisfaction of our
natural curiosity to see and know that which
we are by custom and discipline detained from
know ingwesometlir.es experience the great
est pleasure. The stolen apples are -sweetest.
That 1 am, or rather was, bold in opening our
correspondence in the manner which t did
(and I hope forming an .acquaintanceship, to
bo followed, If mutually satisnod with each
other, by a permanent friendship il confc?s,
but remenibertheoldsayinir, ''Nothiagrrisked,
Mhinir troinpd." and what keener or more
penetrating pleasure is thereto sharpen the
wits of the poormaleportion of humanity than
tho gracious glances bestowed upon those who
are daring enough to claim them.
That vou attracted mv attention in a
warned decree I must frankly confess, and 1
will also state loryourpifusun. ...u..t ...... v..-
ivri ...- ,-r ta f.rn one meets with but
seldom in the short time that wc have to
lingerlnthis transitory sphere, and one that
I-oinbines intelligence with beauty, and indi
tirelv devoid or naticry, """ "- "" "Jl
iniAn itifi iiiimriu'i ijt !-"--... vu
cates a lino womanly ieeiing,o'J"iV" .,x"u !I
1, ."easing to the eve, that constitutes my
lileauSo womau- And such jva the mental
decripltonr formed of you while you sat
refdFng ii the depot, ud it was the coafflden-c
1 h .rf-ir. ,n- lud-Trent of-reading c-mract'r
& I did.
So beauty, armed with lorn, 7kw the nul
ith a cntninsndlnjr. but m-orct e-mtroL"
' Aftrejrards'na'Hnd'ma.'iho onlr tr.ir tn
nave them thcailllction of i-ccomlnx mad' H
to net with fllcrctton, and that i one reason I
linked for your nddnM. I nut In to ynuro-rn
womanly Instinct to shield j on uffaltuit expos
ure. A u nile, nti'l you know It, the woman
i u ran gem. Indeed, that another woman can
trmt hcr?ecret5 tn. and, thouich 1 mar. ror
hups, do your lady friend an milnU-ntionni In
JtiKtire, I would ndviioyoAi to hojitiite tjforu
lie'towlngyour full confldence. If I urn for
tunate cnouab to mcctw'h her thmujrtiyju
I will be Itettor able to Judge Of your ie.p
tlou, but I nm now jpSrtning lii a Widr-nse
and lut-nd nocenso to vojrortflint. N w
for the tuIVcntiirc A J rtd livein Newark and
' ir. Suvr V.erS. t Will be the gallant and in
to yon. ft, r,f ciiirsc, I "hoiilil, and I will. If it
dees not Inte.fcre with any nre.ou cn
guiremeut of your, take tbo hnlf-ps't thn1"
or four o"cl'ek train for Newark Satrnlay
nfternooii, but not Kniwlpr v br-rc M.iltury
Park 1), I chilli ha'.n te U liit.did by ivkiti-r
some rt-sldent, lutt ywd win kniw mo by pnr
forloni ftppertfrif.-c no ib.ubt. for I sbll iji.
Ilkfti elcK n-ineri si"kin a u.vi. 1
would r.ithor ineetyoii niluepark for tho
re.ion thre Are iilnAJ-.i j m i.iv ItiquUitlve
? ftudj'i'l-i Ihe "str.itiircr" at tno3t d Kt-.
Noi'viiyou vnte Initne.ll'ely on reeeiv.nrf
thWoiud rt-rito a lon Ii-ttcri mid Jut ".ty
where and when you will tncut mo on stilf
day ufternooii in Newark, or whAt (Mrtinilar
part r the ji.irk I should go to. i will have
your answer In time tij Do guided by It. urtd f
will prensiit. iliyclf without laih, rain r Shine.
I shall wear i -midl bunch .1oiets 'my fa--orlte?lln
my buttonhsle and caro-a c.iue:
uiid. b'-Ing an O-jy-loiklng monster. you will
hae tiu tii5iit)l- In kn iwingyoarndmlriT
I.Mcnd my eoiniil m-ni oiir la.ly
friend, and n-eeiie h- s'.Sicere thanks for
your I miit .iy unexpectiil kindlier in
writing to n)o, titnl lelli v me to Ie, In sac-otl
T.iitidi nee. jours, er- truly, T. M. J.
AiMren, ai belong, cure of .No.
South William -tr.-tt. New York t'jty.
"lis this enough for mj- ttrti'o"
The fcelf-.-tyled fsiok 1100100'' was a
trille Uto f.-ist for Uncle Henry. Uncle
Henry's business is in Jfeiv York. He
was notable to get ready a ccom! reply
in time: but on the .Saturday ailonioon
named the "shy Jtiliol" and her friend
" Leonora Ttclfeiior,' bring none other
than her aunt, strolled up near the
1'ark, am! there saw from ft di-daiice
" Udiiico," his vitdvls itml his cane, all
seated on bench in the park. The
ladi;s did not go near him. A few
day s afterward came the following sar
Nkw YoitK, April 12, 1..
Mi . .Vcuvirf, A". .. tin tiHsti -ilEAli
JIaim: Allow tne to thnnk you for your
very eonsldernti ami bn.lnot iiihwit t.. mv
letter, and also to extend my coinpliuieut-td
jou lorhitvimcinet me in ".Military Hark" ort
-atiinliy nrt iiio'tn. What a dcliphttul con-vor-atlon
"It there i one IhlnR holder thin another
in what e ui-'i:Utes the vlr'.io-i or a woman, or
pethaiu It would l-o more p.illte to say lady,
Ah.cii wotilS no as true iieeithe!eii, it is her
entt- iiFisi'ltlbiincs: ami. on the coutrary,
there is none ititiru pitying, or n trait ri 1111
p.ndonable, as eixpietry or Idlj trilling with
the U clings of otherJi.
"It Is only tiiiin, light gills. r soureil and
wrinkled uinide.'i- who have passed
their lorth'th summer, who dtivotu their
tune to ttiiliiig itud playiuz faNe to
thcm-clves tnd other-. No sterling
woman wnii'.rf. 1 know you made no direct
apptilntmeut with me, but 1 was nv
counigi.Nl at leiLSt to hope for mi answer to my
b-lter ere this, and knowing that you inn-.,
lane rceei veil mine Friday, imd nt Sieariug
liom you, I gave ron thV. In-iicHt of my doubts
"1 took the half-pj'-t three train Saturday
afternoon for Newark, and leadily found
'Military Park, where I smoked and read
until about twentv 111 nutes past seven p. m.
I returned to St-w Vora oil the h.ilf past icveii
tmin, ieeliugUl:e disappointed and with my
iaith in wutn:i!i"i eoiistuiiey cuisidnrably
.shaken. Until I hoar Iroin you I will lomi no
rfisnivo opinion, but my judgmentof charac
ter will be prmed padly deileieiit if you con
clude not to writi' to inc. Hoping tin; tirst
ml-iiml TStaililiiig will be satisfactorily ex
plained, I remain yours, very truly, T. M..1."
Uncle Henry promptly answered the
foregoing in the following note:
"T. M..I.: -Yours of the hah has just been
received. I icceived your other letter Friday
night late, but wiis.unablc td keep the engage
ment on account of a se ere sickne-s brought
011 by n .heavy cold. It is hardly nec'-ssary tor
nit to-ay that, whilo I can hanllyblauieyoii
lor writing so -everely, jet I thiiiK you ought
to have waited for my answer before dealing
in such strietures as to mv heaithss eoinluet
lu not meeting you. Ilesides that, the hour is
too early us named by you. I could not meet
you in tiny manner until lifter dinner, which is
served at "seven o'clock. Name some evening
Inter mid I will iuely meet you witiiout au
otherdisappointmont. You need not lear fur
the strict eonlidenec I place in my lriend Leon
ora. She is pure gold. Hoping to hear from
you soon, and that your bad humor has passed
away, I am '
The return mail brought No. 4, as
"Nkw Youk. April 15, issn.
DtMttMis-t Your kind letter of the
Uth I leceived this morning, and that it cured
my 'bad humor' it is 111 c iless for tne to say.
" I am e.M remely sorry to leu 11 that you
have been sick, ami trust you have entirely
"Taking early advantage of an invitation,
kind as jour is. for a meeting under the in
llui'uci'ofadesiie for gratifying mutual long
ing to see and know each other, is pardonable
in me, I hope, ami coi. suturing that I have hud
one trip to the cj pie i-ant meeting g-ound"
named bv you. I venture to feel comciit nnd
sat i-liod that this second cnjrazenient will bo
fultilled, and that I may h:ie the pi iisuro of
9 cing vou to-morrow evening 1 Friday). I
loae New York to-morrow eeuingon tho
li::) train, which will Ian Into In Newaik about
seven. I will then to tHe park direct and
await ynur coming. Don't keep me waiting
long: will your At -ho same time do not deny
vourseirany dessert, or cat Ies than you ordi
narily do on my account. Oh, 110! d Justus
most" women do 'keep the poor fcllo.v wait
ing just for fun."
"This beinir a vetv busy morning with mo I
must now resign myself to your kinduos, and
1 promise to explain sat sfaetorily to you my
severe letter. Yours very truly,
"To-morrow (Friday., April 13. seven to cluht
p. tn.. Military Park, center cros walk; will
have a bunch of lolets in my coat button-holo
and carry a cane, so you may know me."
This brought matters nearly to a
head. On Friday there was great bustle
in the young lady's house in Elm street.
Uncle llenry was in New York when
the letter arrived. He got home about
six o'clock. There was little time to
make preparations to deceive " Romeo."
At iirst it was resolved to thrash him.
To this the ladies demurred, and it was
then decided to bring him to the lady's
house, present him to an assembled
com pan, and then fully expose him.
Accordingly the young lady and her
aunt, followed by Uncle Henry, repaired
to Military Park at tho appointed hour,
and therceasily found " llomeo," vio
lets, eane and cigar. The ladies clev
erly carried out their part, and. letl the
fellow to the residence in Elm street.
He was taken into the parlor and pre
sented by Unele Henry to a company of
ladies and gentlemen as "afairspeei
men of a New York lady masher.'
The scene that followed may be imag
ined. A "sicker llomeo" "was never
seen. In a rather manly way the fel
low apologized for his first note, but
defended the others. After receiving a
series of wholesome lectures and being
made to promise never to transgress
again, he was allowed to go. lie begged
that his full name and address, which
ho gave freely, would not be published.
It was so agreed, and hence tho sup
pression of names.
The Fascinations of Chess.
TilEUEare curious, but well-authenticated,
anecdotes showing what fascina
tions chess possesses for some minds.
We have heard of one of her Majesty's
ships being nearly run ashore through
the Captaiu, absorbed in his combina
tions, not heeding the repeated repre
sentations of his Lieutenant that they
were getting uncommonly near the
land. There was once a Caliph of Bag
dad who would not be disturbed in liis
game, though his city was beinr carried
by assault. And Charles XII. of
Sweden, when hardly beset by the
Turks in his house at Bender, was at
least as much interested in beating his
antagonist across the board, as in beat
ing off the Turks. Again, an Elector
of Saxony, taken prisoner at the battle
of Muhlbcrg by the Emperor Charles
V., was playing chess with a fellow
prisoner when tidings were brought to
him that he had been sentenced to
death. Ho looked up for a moment to
remark upon the irregularity of the
proceeding, and then resumed the
game, which, to his great delight, he
won. When we add that Frederick tho
Great and Marshal Saxe were enthusi
asts for the game, who will say it is not
a pastime in which it is worth Avhile to
excel? Though many persons are de
barred by other occupations from de
voting to it sufficient attention, those
who nave tne leisure may remember
the dictum of the Duke of 'Wellington,
which is applicable to all pursuits, that
whatis worth doing at all is worth
Mloirig well." Saturday Review.
The weighs of the world Avoirdu-
I pois and Troy. Cincinnati Commercial.
Ttra 5ati0Ri Ilaat f the Ckliow.
TnE uics of the bamboo, navs Dr. S.
W. Williams (author of "The Middle
Kingdom"), are s6 numerous as to en
title thil gnus to be called the national
rtlAtit. It grows naturally throughout
tho country ncariy to tho latitude ql
l'ekin, diminishing in nizeond rti'cngth
u one poei north-ttru. The varieties
indneduunng tho long period of its
culture are numerous, and a native
writer on its propagation observe at
the outset of his treat i.u that he eottld
not undertake to much as to name ihetri
nil, and wvJulti therefore cgntinv liin
clf to a consideration of iijtty 'hree of
the principal. Son "of them are like
trc'-. ""rt or fifty feet high, with
culms eight inches in diameter at the
root; others resemble pipe-siom
through their leng.'h, graceful and
slender as a magician's wand; whilt on
kind presents 4 blackv. another Ha a
bright yellov nkln. This plant mav
.Well br called USeful, for it is applied
Ry ".he Chinese to such a vat variety
of purposes that they are puzzled to get
ilong without it wbn Utey emigrate
whun it tlocs not grow. The tender
out tasteless shoots are cut for food,
either boiled, pickled, or comfited, as
the customer whites. The seeds, too.
furnish a farina suitable for cakcr , and
tho Chines have A prox'erb that the
bamboo HOwers chielly "in years of
friiuinu. The gnarled roots are carved
into fantastic images df men. birdi.
monkey.", or monstrous perversions of
animated nature; cut into lantern han
dles or canes, known in commerce as
" whangees;'' or turned by the lathe
into Oval sticks for worshipers to divine
whether the gods will hear or refuse
The tapering culms arc used for all
purposes to which poles can be applied
in carrying, supporting, propelling and
me:isuring, by tho porter, the bmttmar
anil thu carpenter In all cases where
ighlncas, strength and length are requi
sites. The joists of houses and the ribs
of sails, the shafts of spears and the
wattles of hurdles, the tubes of aque
ducts and the rafters of roofs, the han
dles of umhrclhis and the ribs of fans
are all constructed of bamboo. The
leaves are sewed upon cords in layers
to make rain cloaks, swept into heaps
for manure, matted into thatches, ami
used as wrappers in cooking rice dump
lings. Cut into slivers of various sizes,
the wood is worked into baskets ami
trays of every form and fancy, twisted
into cables, plaited into awnings over
boats, houses and streets, and woven
into mats for the scenery of the theater,
the roofs of houses and the casings of
goods. The shavings even are picked
into oakum and mixed with those of
the rattan, to be stuffed into mattresses.
The bamboo furbishes material for the
bed ami the couch, chop-sticks to use in
eating, pipes for smoking, llutes, cur
tains to hang in the doorway, brooms,
screens, stools, coops, stands, sofas, and
olher articles, too numerous to mention,
of household necessity and luxury.
The mattress to lie on, the chair to sit
Upon, the table to dine from, the food
to eat and the fuel to cook it with are
alike derived from it. The ferule to
govern the pupil and the book he
studios both originate here. The taper
ing tubes of the native organ and the
dreaded instrument of the lietor. the
skewer to pin the hair with, and the
hat to screen the head, tho paper to
write on, the pencil to write with and
the cup to hold the pencils; the rule to
measure lengths, the cup to gauge
quantities and the bucket to draw wa
ter; the bellows to blow the lire with
and tho tube to held the match; the
bird cage and the crab net. tho life
preserver and the children's buoy, the
tishpole and sumpitan, the water-wheel
and eaves-trough, sedan, wheelbarrow
and handcart, with scores of machines
and utensils, are one and all furnished
or completed by this magnilicetit gntss,
tho graceful beauty of which when grow
ing is comparable to its varied useful
ness when cut down.
China could hardly be governed with
out the constant application of the
bamboo, nor could the people carry on
their daily pursuits without it. It
series to embellish tho garden of the
patrician and shade thu hamlet of the
peasant; it composes the hedge which
separates their grounds, assists in con
structing tools to woik their lands, and
ieeds the cattle which labor on them.
The boatman and weaver funis its
slender poles indispensable to their
trades, while there is nothing the art
ists paint so well on wares and em
broideries. The tabasheer found in the
internodes has its uses in native phar
macy, and thesilicious cuticle furnishes
the engraver a good surface for carving
Some or the Minor Regulations of So
ciety. M.vnv of the minor rules of society
are simply the offspring of common
sense, and are practiced oy thousands
of people who never read a work on
etiquette, nor received other instruction
on the subject. In conversation keep
vourself in the background. Be imper
sonal. Avoid speaking of your birth,
your travels, or other matters of the
kind. You may be misunderstood, and
be regarded as a boaster. When you
are led to speak of them by remarks of
others, speak modestly, and do not
dwell on them too long." Never speak
of absent persons who arc not relatives
or intimate friends by their Christian
names or surnames, but always as Mr.
Blank, Mrs. Blank, or Miss Blank.
Never name a person by the tirst letter
of her or his name. A well-educated
and lincry-cultured person proclaims
herself by the simplicity and tenderness
of her language. It is" those who are
but half-educated who indulge in tine
language'and think it distinguished to
use long words and high-sounding
phrases. A hyperbolical way of speak
ing is mere flippancy and should be
avoided. Never use "such phrases as
" awfully jolly," "immensely pretty,"
etc. Lolling," gesticulating," fidgeting,
twirling ribbons, etc., betray a sad lack
of home-training. A lady should be
quiet, easy and graceful in her carriage.
If an object is to be indicated, move the
whole hand, or the head, but' never
point with tho finger. The breath
should be kept sweet and pure. On
ions have been termed -the forbidden
fruit of this century. No gentleman
should come into the presence of ladies
with the aroma f tobacco about him.
Everj lady should know how to dance,
if for notliing more than the physical
training it confers. In conversation all
provincialisms, affectations of foreign
accents, mannerisms, exaggeration and
slanr are detestable. Equally toibe
avoided are inaccuracies of expression,
hesitation, an undue use of foreign
words, flippancy and triviality. A per
petual smile, a wandering eye, a vacant
stare and a half-opened mouth, all are
marks of ill-breeding. Suppression of
undue emotion, whether of laughter,
anger, mortification, disappointment, or
of selfishness in any form, evidence good
training. Do not go into society uniess
you can make up your mind to be sym
pathetic, unselfish, animating, as well
as animated. Society does not require
mirth, but it does demand cheerfulness
and unselfishness, and you must help to
make and sustain conversation. The
matter of conversation is as important
as its manner. Flattery is always inad
missible, but between equals, or from
those of superior position to those of
inferior station, compliments should be
not only acceptable bnt gratifying. It
is pleasant to know that our friends
think well of us, and it is always agreea
ble to know that we are thoug'ht well of
by those who hold higher positions as
men of superior talent or women of
superior culture. Compliments which
are not sincere are only flattery, and
should be avoided; but tht -ing of
kind thing, which U natural to the
kind heart, and which confers pleasure,
should bo cultivated at Ieaat not sup
prewed. The flattery of thoe who aro
richer tbanourselvaj ! born of 5noblm.
Testify your reaped, votir ndmiratltfd.
your amtit tide to iticli by deed- more
tnan by words. Words "are eaiy. but
deeds aro difficult. Few will believe
the first, but the last carry confirmation
with them. It U a great mLttaku to
supposo that lan is In any vvav witty.
Only the Very young or the uncultirauid
fo considor il'. Religion is a topic that
jjhould never be introduced into general
conversation. Like politics, it is a sub
ject dangerous to harmony. Persons
are most likely to differ nnd least likely
to preserve their temper on these loplci".
Long arguments in general company,
howuver onturtainim; to the dipuLitnU,
are. to the Ia- degreb, tiresome to the
The Hack men and Other
I am on my way to see the falls from
the Canadian side". I am not alone. I
am never alone in the streets of Ni
agara village. A young man who has
not hitherto neen mu and takes me for
a newly-arrived guest accompanies me
to the new suspension bridge. He is
very chatty and comp.tnion.ible. But
he dwells Overmuch Ou on toph. Th
burden Of his conversation is that he
"will take me all arOund the falls for
one dollar and a half and show me
everything." The majority of the other
haekmen now know me for a coulirined
pedestrian and despise me accordingly.
Human legs are held in low estima
tion at Niagara. Walking here is poi
itively disreputable That a visitor
should walk to the falls is taken by
every hackman as a personal affront.
Legs at Niagara are deemed au tinui'c
Cssary prolongation of the human
anatomy. Of course, this is natural
when the empIo ment of one's legs In
stead of four pairs of rackabone horse's
legs involves a loss of several dollars to
somebody. Could the Niagara hack
men and stable-keepers have their own
way in the further anatomical develop
ment of the race all visitors would be
born without leg, or at least have these
mombnrs amputated previous to their
pilgrimage to the falls.
1 cross to the Canadian side. I am
under tho English Hag. It gives no
more protection against haekmen than
the Stars and Stripes. From the new
suspension bridge to the falls it may be
three-quarters of a mile. Pestered by
haekmen every step of the way by
haekmen on wheels and on foot: by
haekmen stationary and movable; by a
photograph fiend, who darts from "his
lair with two specimen pictures and
offered to take me and the falls for
fifty cents; by the second hackman on
his beat, who relieves the tirst, and
from his box keeps up a running lire of
offers to " ride mu all around for ten
cents;" by another tormentor, who de
sires me to step into the museum and
behold the usual dreary round of muse
umistic monstrosities, involving stuffed
monkeys; by the third hackman re
lieving the second, who wants to drive
me to Cedar Island, Clark's Island and
the Burning Spring; tells me I ought
not to leave without seeing the Burning
Spring; I don't want to see the Burning
Spring; I lind enough of burning spring
all over Niagara-by a man who wants
me to go under Table Rock, dress in a
rubber suit and be drenched under the
falls for one dollar; by tho fourth hack
man, who relieves the third and wants
to carry me somewhere for fifty cents, I
endeavor to "contemplate'' the falls
from the spot where Table Kock cracked
off years ago.
But a Niagara showman hovers about
me. I feel him in my rear. I can't fix
my mind on the falls at all. I know I
am to bo assailed by this human Niag
ara gadfly. The gadfly walks to ami
fro, and at every turn approaches
nearer. Ho is beside me. He wants
me to see Niagara from somewhere
for twenty-five cents. I move away. I
am disappointed in Niagara. Civiliza
tion has not improved it. I envy the
untutored Indian who could see it two
hundred years ago, with the primeval
forest all "about him and no haekmen,
showmen, guides or photograph huck
sters to annoy him. Niagara, without
a saw mill, a paper mill, a grist mill, a
beer mill, or a toll mill, was something
which could be " contemplated." Ni
agara then tumbled in all its native
grandeur, and the Indian who beheld
it enjoyed also tho luxury of burying
his tomahawk in the brains of any hack
man or photographer who wanted to
take his picture for fifty cents. 1 turn
mournfully away. I retrace my steps.
The fifth hackman now relieves tho
fourth on guard and desires to carry
me back to America for fifty cents.
There's no getting away from him, for
the road along the brink" of the river is
a straight road, a barred path, and ad
mits of no side escapes. It runs
straight into the arms of the third
hackman, who will relieve the fourth as
I return, and wish to drive me to thu
"Whirlpool" for a dollar. He does so,
and accompanies me for some dis
tance, ever renewing this proposition.
The photograph fiend again rushes at
me from his lair and renews his offer
to take me, with the American Falls
in the background. The museum fiend
again advises me not to leave without
seeing the stuffed monkeys. Another
man wants me to go to the top of a
hotel to see the falls. He adds that it is
free, but I scent a fee somewhere. The
very air here is permeated with fees.
The museum fiend renews his earnest
supplications that 1 do not leave tho
Canada side without seeing the stuffed
monkeys. What so fitting after Niag
ara as a course of stuffed owl aud mon
key? After the sublime, of course, the
ridiculous, and it's only a step from the
falls to the stuffed monkey. trcntice
Mul ford in the N. T. Graphic.
The Man Who Fonnd Some Sonej.
The other day a very common look
ing man, dressed in" very common
clothes, entered a saloon on Woodward
avenue at a moment when the proprie
tor was alone and asked him to lock the
door for a moment and count the con
tents of a pocketbook which he had just
picked up on the street. The door was
locked, and as a fat-looking wallet was
handed out the stranger said:
" 1 can't read nor- write nor tell Ag
gers, but I know yon won't cheat me. '
The money counted up just one hun
dred dollars. There were two twenty
dollar bills, and the rest were of smaller
denominations. The stranger said he
would hand the wallet over to the po
lice, and thanked the saloonist and
departed. In about a quarter of an
hour he returned and confidentially
"I gave up all the money but a ten
dollar Dili, wnich I'm going to keep for
my honesty. Iet's drink."
"He threw down one of the twenty
dollar bills and drank his beer. It was
remembered that he had said he
couldn't tell the figures on the bills, and
ho was given change for ten dollars.
"Was that a five or a ten?' he
asked, as the twenty was put away.
" Oh, that's a ten"," was the reply.
The man drank once more, and then
took his leave. In the course of an
hour a detective was looking for him
on charge of passing a counterfeit bill,
but he could not be found. May be
that saloonist made ten dollars out of
him, and may be he didn't, Detroit
Naturalness is the good gift which
the fairy godmother brings to her prime
favorites iu the cradle. If a man have
it not he will never find it, for when
sought it is gone. James Bussell
I'rfillBft for CklUrca.
Whatever may be the rcaon or res
ion, chitdrvn do not tain? u fal very
rvadilr and certainly a Urg projOf.
lion of them reject the fat of joint;
cnnequently it oceotnp very d&Mrablc
that Uiey hare dUhM provided for thorn
which ans fairly rich in fat which Li not
vi?ibl to the 'ye. Such dihe are to
b found In nltik pudding whn a p4t?.j
of butter ha bn put uiwi thorn But
ler ii noi an . Ira vagant article uf diet,
and Is a fat which v mually well bora;
by the most delicate jtomach. and as
similated readily by the fecbtat ill
geive organs, provided always that it
is not swallowed in mases, but i taken
in a finely divided form. M.vny chil
dren who can mil take butter VH tn
thi fi'rm of thick tHt1 of bruad rttlb H
Comparative thick hiy r of butter, can
tike it famouiiy when the -d c of bread
i- thin and the butter well rubtwd tu -company
bread and butter, in fact. In
the latter form the butter is inAy .ub
divided. and in mastication is ihoriHtgB
ly mixed with the bread, to thtt it
reaches the stomach in an acvcptal-lv
form; while in the other form the
stomach resents its prusnct. Whn
added In generous quantltv to n jhhI
ding consisting of milk anil omc form
of farina, buttercan Iw giwnto deltcnlu
children in practically stilHuent quanti
ties. Many children would In- al! tht tn-tter
if they were taught to cat pudding- of
all kinds with btittjr, or with bnitr
and a little sugar, instead of the jam
and preserves now in -uch common u-c.
A more economical fotui of fat is beef
suet; and suet puddings, especially if
made with molasses, arc readily ealeti
by children, and should be more large
ly tt-ed even than they are at present.
Such puddings made with corn meal
cost little, are verv palatabh, and Imyc
comparatively a high food value. In
the present condition of the digestive
organs of children, it is eminently de
sirable to provide them with a .-titli'-ictit
quantity ot f.it for proper lis-ne nutri
tion, without offending their palates or
their stounciis. Much d; -pepsia. much
-ihih'ais ultimately, would be avoided
if the problem of how to successfully
introduce fat into the stomachs of chil
dren eould be practically solved, as
then1 is reason to believe it might bit If
the hints here given were generally
adopted. -Harper's Weekly.
Advice to WuiilJ-ljc Coloralo Miner.'
The first thought that strikes one i
that tli2 ureal majority of those who are
coming are coming too soon. I he
season in Colorado, especially in the
mountainous portions, is backward.
The snows fall until late in the spring
lor that matter they often fall iu sum
mer ami the passes are blocked until,
at the earliest possible time, the first of
Jitile. In most mining camps the
ground is covered until this time, and
m many even a month later. Thus it
may be seen that to get to the nlincs is
now difficult, aud prospecting is entire
ly out of the question.
Whatever is done in that direction
now in a majority of the districts to
which the hopeful hundreds aro rushing
must be done blindly. When the snow
covers the ground to the depth of live
or six feet it i.s of course useless to look
for surface indications, ami if the
searcher for precious metals would find
employment, he must first dig through
the snow aud then into the earth. Many
do this, anil many in doing so arc for
tunate enough to strike mineral.
Within the past year or two Colorado
has earned such a reputation for min
eral wealth that a popular impression
seems to prevail that a bed of gold and
silver underlies the surface of the en
tire State, and all that one must do to
find it is to procure a pick and shovel
and start down and continue to dig un
til he discovers the longed-for treasure.
This is a great mistake. It is safe to
assert that out of ten holes that are
sunk, according to the best informa
tion of the most experienced miners,
not more than one developes into
a paying mine. Hence it may be
easily seen that the prospector, even ho
who operates according to the most in
telligent rules, takes great risk upon
himself. Many of them who have
learned to know ores as the farmer
knows corn aud potatoes and beans
who are thoroughly acquainted with the
geological formations and the character
of the rocks and minerals of the earth
dig and dig year after year, living in
holes in the ground, constantly shut out
from the light of day, but " never strike
it rich." They contrive to sell enough
" property" to buy food and rough
clothing, but never accumulate a com
petency. This is a dark view of the life of the
miner, but it is one that all who have
engaged in the business will recognize
at a glance. It seems almost hard
hearted to present this picture of the
prospect in the mountains to those who
are flocking into the State, and of whom
ninety-nine out of every hundred are
led to our borders by the bright view of
affluence which they permit their im
aginations to paint for them. But it i.s
intended for no other purpose than to
warn them that all cannot expect to
reap a rich harvest. Some will be dis
appointed. Those who go to the mines
at this season of the year, particularly
those who have their eyes set on the
most inaccessible districts, which are
ever, according to the popular belief,
the most promising fields for the for
tune -.hunter, are likely to be the first to
receive a set-back. Many of those who
are coming into the State cannot afford
to take any more than the ordinary
risk; hence" the warning not to start so
early in the season.
It may be plainly seen that besides
the increase of the venture in working
without reward, there are other reasons
which should prevent men from going
into manVs of the new mining or pros
pecting districts at present. In numer
ous cases one is required to go by routes
twice the length ot those traveled later
in the season, because the short roads
arc absolutely impassable. Thus the
hardships and expense of the trip are
multiplied. In many cases the adven
turer is required to travel on snow
shoes, ami if he is not a hardy man and
accustomed to exposure and fatigue,
this will prove a tryimr experience.
And then when he arrives at the
camp, on account of the rush of tho-e
who are as foolish as himself, he is like
ly to find that hotel accommodati jil
are the next thing to unattainable. He
will in many cases be fortunate if he
finds sleeping room on a floor with
dozens of others, and if he gets a cold
potato for his supper and a cup of coffee
for breakfast for all of which he will
have to pay as if he were feasting at
At the present season none but hardy
men should venture into the outlying
districts and they should go provided
with an abundance of clothing, a good
supply of blankets and some money.
To those who have no: started to Col
orado, but who are expecting to come
to the State for the purpose of mining,
we would say:
Do not leave home before the first of
Jnne, nor ranch later.
Do not start with less than $400 in
Do not expect too much, but be pre
pared for any disappointment.
Do not come unless you are in sound
health and able and willing to "rough
it." Denver Tribune.
A Canadian Judge has decided a
case where a butcher had been arrested
for sale by releasing the man who sold
the meat "to a woman, because the law
did not forbid the sale of the meat bnt
the "exposing of it."
Runrxr Foutvmk. an Kn?Hh antwr
ud tx"tnt. frtopAoysd In h57 by tfeo
United ta? to -collect ia Qua. jwsl
of tea s-knitM atd other plant. i did;
aged su.ty-vpa yar.
Tim mother of Mr. J. 0 So.. Ute
poet, died raotir la Vermont. Al
though In her ninc".r-firt year. t trx
eoropirnttvoly vjno woj. Iter
hair not having rrn turned gray.
M. L'rf Fa vice, the onMrUi
chief who built Uk? m. l.olkard Unmn",
fell dwtd in Ut ttMRcl un the eve f th
cnpit:ot iif tfc Wtrta-. lit Wt
in marble l to In j4aoed over thm en
trance. Tun Introduction to tlie SUidy of
Slgn-ljnxxasc Amn;thc N'urUt Ajuer
Icdc Indfciii-!" ty Mnt Uarritk Mnl
lery. I" . A., hi ju b-n wue! frol
the Government rrinUc'-Ul.Ii3l Wa.h
ia;toa. tit. ; IE acquired nineteen hxajrtMg.
among thorn Maori and W al'ooa, aad
"v rote and .jwko vevtro with thicney.
but. like m man wrwm who accom
jlh such inttftcotHal feat, he ooty
pa.vd Disraeli's " fatal 3T by a ery
Mm. Afn.v I)obmn. thu Kn$rJlh
writer of ten tk tenet, .. Uni tn
icio, began to write poetry na Hfi
twenty ih year oUl. ami tJe 8rt
eollectiou of his Vianet ts" wtv Made
htls7l. He luu been a (.!ovcrttWietl
clerk t went -two years.
Pkixc e.". Htiz irt.ru "f Iiotnuanin ka
literary l.idy. Mie i the author ol sev
eral works, ind ha also tranlatod e
eral KoitmauLm pocitis into Kac!h ami
Herman, she Jut just received tbe
medal of merit from the iitini:ro for
these literary achievements.
I'kini'K BisiiAitrK is more than d
feet three inches high, and is by no
means thin. He Menr n u .iform, and
the lajw-Ls of his coat, of a bright yel
low, overspread lib immense chest. He
write at his desk uwarlv all night long,
and theu he sleeps until about noon.
Zol-A, the popular French novelist,
works ahas tn the morning; he enn
not write after having tasted food,
rersotiitlly, he is the ordinary tvjut of a
well-to-do tradesman, and only two
things strike one while iu hi mkmIv -his
lisp, aud lb extreme smallnoss,
whiteness and dehcacv of his hands.
Pi:oK. N-mKNsUJoLl. the sucves'ful
Arctic explorer, has pro'ited bv Irs
joitrtiev to .Japan to buy a collect ion of
valuable . Japanese boks. These works
number l.o.Mj, but as every volume does
not contain more than 100 piies. ti
eordinjr to the .Japanese stvie. each
woik comprises mtuy volumes, and the
whole collection embraces over lUU.OtW
Mils. FlCANl'l-S HolK.SON Btl.NKTT.
the novelist, has gone to Niagara Falls,
to have her foot on Canadian soil when
her new novel. "Louisiana. i- pub
hshed in Loudon, so as to get tho ben
eiit of the British cop right law. She
will stay only so long as th.s object n
quir -s. and, on her return, .she proposes
lo lake her litst gliuip-e at New Kn
glaiul, staving for a lew dtis with
trieuds in Springfield.
Mtss Cii viti.orrr. M.i:v Yi.si.i:, the
author, is now fifty-seven years old.
She is a woman devoted to religions
work. The profits of her book, the
Pais' Chain." amounting to -10,lKH),
he ued iu building a missionary col
lege at Auckland. New Ze thuid; while a
largo portion of thoe derived from
"1 lie Heir of Kedelv lie" went to the
equipment ot the late Bishop Selwyn's
missionary schooner, "Tho Southern
TiiKUK are not many centenarians,
but there are dead loads of uarycctiti
ans. .1 ndrew's Queen.
Can a retired baggage-master be
properly referred to as the company's
cxchccker? Keokuk Gate City.
Lkcislativk bodies are never stag
nant. There's always somebody to
make a motion. Hoston Advertiser.
Thk man who Iirst invented sleep
doesn't seem to have given babies their
share of that useful article. Cucayj
CAiu-ET-stiAKists times are near tit
hand. The hand-shaking season will
come later when the candidates are out.
X. 0. Picayune.
A Nkw Youk circus fires a young
lady out of a cannon for sport. Oil
City hotels liru young men out of doors
for'not pacing their board. Derrick.
Kvkn in the hottest weather, a school
ma'am always keeps school. Oil City
Derrick. Even in the coldest weather,
an old toper keeps sot. Detroit Fixe
The business card of a New York
house announces that ti ey manufacture
"every requisite for commercial travel
ers." We would like to see the whole
sale price list for check. Dridycport
She had a pretty diploma tied with
pink ribbon, from one of our best young
ladies' colleges. In conversation with
a daring and courageous young man,
after he had detailed the daugers and
delights of riding on a locomotive, she
completely upset his opinion of inde
pendent education of the sexes by in
quiring, " How do they steer locomo
tives, anyhow?'' .Vou; Haven lUtjistc.
"Politics is all a humbug. Hey
told me all 1 had to do vas to bay oud
some moneys and I vould git elected
shiist like a nodinks. But ven I vent to
the bolls, vot vou tink dat man at the
bolls he told me? He shttst told rne,
Don'tyou get oxeited;' und I vasn't
do nodinks, but shun talking to my
friends dat I tought was agoing to vote
forme. Und tien he said again, Ve
don't vant no excitement round here
to-day;' 'but vat I care for him?
Nodinks. I shttst talked und talked
mit efreybody. und tings vas gittin' on
bully, llow'many wotcs you dink I
got? Dree, shut"dree, one in A In
stinct and two in B Instinct, and one of
dem was scratched. You shust wait: if
efer I lind tie nun who scratched my
name off" dat dicket I scratch him. you
bet. Oh, ves, I vas beat." Cincinnati
An EitraorcLiary Mexican WomaJ?
The Libre Sufrtzyio is authority for
the statement that a young Mexican
woman named Maria Ruperta Trinidad
Dol.. born without anus, is now on ex
hibition in the city of Puebla, aud per
forming the most" extraordinary handi
work with her feet- She is twenty
years of ae, and from girlhood ha
studiously devoted all her time to mak
ing her toes serve as lingers, and she
has succeeded so admirably that the
most accomplished lady cannot excel
her in feminine accomplishments. She
sews, knits, does crochet work, paints
flowers of all kinds, draws skillfully and
beautifully, executes all styles of "work
of kindred nature. She "uses a knife
and fork with the greatest ease and in
the most elegant manner. The curiosi
ties made by her are of the most aston
ishing character. Maria uses small
carpenter tools with the greatest ease,
handles a pistol with skill and fires with
precision, and finally plays music per
fectly. Her exhibitions are attended
by great crowds, and when she makes
the tour of Mexico her marvelous toe
accomplishments will astonish the peo
ple of the United States.
The workmen who bored the-St.-Gothard
tunnel were mostly Italians,
paid at the rate of five and "six dollara
a day. Many lost their limbs or lives
throtish accidents, but altogether they
stood the heat and were less frightened
in handling dynamite than the Swiss
and Germans! For such enterprises
they are classed next to the Chinese.
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THE STOHY OF X SlTl'KlUY.
Titr ttln when Urt t Hr
',r,v i, n-ra.,, ulat aUiwl twenty f
1.V-1. i ..- .U k, ivim
.wothr.Wa:.mtha: u W- W.
oh another bv th etotho-tliie. ahJ
the thtnl bv a path. The fourU. .We
v.w blkHl ... br a pile of apple-tr
twfcsttHl. aLdxx,tkJVio.l leave and the
remain. of what had u Won pink -
mle Wota. ,at tiosorisl
A queer ioUlot for the renown!
ttoliUn itnll.Idital.dhl oti.xvr Well.
Am (leurral a.s a litx tcu-vear-oM
tM.t uansinl ikvtf by hi irrtuidfather. an
mill Ii.. U'.li
dklit't I? Ye. Well, lutajclnfl a iwy
.f ii.nt n.-n. Mith black ov. nut-brow h
v. ..... "- .-- . .,
mv hero. His uniform wai not much
to peak of. It consisted of a blue
checked shirt, a pair of blown lrouen. "
Aorn to a light Miutl-color nUml the
knee, and a hat which had little crown
and less brim. The only things war
like in the surroundings or-re the little
n leaning against the chopping stump. '
and the pair of red tlnnnei under! raw
en dangling from the clothas-liue with j
u llag-ot-deliunee nir 1
As for the General, at the time ol
which 1 itieak he w as deeply engaged
in the Miuf-abvirblng hilr of Inking n '
chip between his toe. nnd laying il
U'hui the chopphig-block. Several
times hi had tried this, but with tiosiit- '
civs. At i:vt tint irrtniv o.' nrKitmi
the chip hinhi the DiiK'k. niui no uniwn
.. . 1 .
leg crossed themselves cotnidncetHlv. ,
of the ongitv.s.1 v luuci.i. in j ntttkiHrf a ir a - 1 -
f the fmlv had. br cmmoti cm- tu, oJh. r .-.rtr
... . . ' . .... ' I ' a .. . ll.. i... .i.irw! Iu twlrhwv
. iluplHHt tutu " IAD veeia.. 01 mm jh.t5, " - -w
litM he wa nlHMtt ten vear ohl. th UUI llmry wihiiowi uw,-c .- -
complexion, ntdd) cheeks, ami ultli ,r.-v a!av o ol itmr n jwy --
head eloselv cropped, after the manner but on tht Ketv.i'a ! W I f -
of the lads of the dav to nV nothing happy tu Ul. lUMy M LvoV
of Siii. IViso'i convicts. So volt have l,. W wnv IhU aver? .l4Mg.au! .
Their owner then lrew frvm out his 1,,-,-m H,j e,.nr Grandma hI xtnmA
tKH'ket a bit of maple sugar, w Meh he JHl ,urt,Hi for tl rbl erer ti th- vll
begaii to munch wiUi great gusto. Just j,,,, u, l,m thwlr u,k.y rtn-erW.
then 11 voice from the neighboring white ..,, (;OM,.,nj unntel to jp km. fr
hoti-e called out. 'S-ottf" The maple 1 j,,, ,mj Uyt, ,.wc, m Uk which U twy
Btigar. now reduced to a mas, of stiekl- l n,.t.ra.'Ur; Init h didn't lan n-fc
lies, w a hastily tucked into one side Knt.u,m r f,Hir of gutting: tilir e
ol his mouth, and. In ti voico exceed- , u,r , K, lo,,si tinmmT t"t we.
Ingly liquid, tho General replied, j wjhj,1f thil h bn.1 wrk U d.
"Ma'am"' , ! but ahttm.l to ak. lf binim! a (MM.
"Havovott split any of the wood j , ,m ,.,, on- ,U tnoiep. hwI trt.l
yet?" and tho questioner, a emnll.
slight woman, witn snowy nnir ami
ci'tille. brown eviis. entile down the
i.. t .
pathnnd paused by the chopping-bl.iek. 1
him .i j.ju ..Wl t....n..wf; ""-I
tied the little woman, " i on vo been 1
out here a quarter of an hour, and not 1
a, blow have I heard you strike."
TheGenend's black bnw contract- )
ed. "ldontcar.' he said, angrily.
"I can iwcrget this hateful pile split
" 011 might have had it done long ,
ago 11:1.1 you mu piayeu uun tne tovs
"Well. Jack Ilazanl and Billy Me
Evoy don't have to split wood not even
kindlings!" in injured tones.
"The wood is not hard to chop, and
I think it much belter for a bov to have
a little employment than to idlu away
" I'm sure I go to school, grandma!"
" Yn. but surely one hours work on
Saturday will not injure you, an. I that
is all the work you have to do that
day." said tin old lady, kindly. Then,
as the General's face still looked sullen,
she continued: "My dear, do you think
that you would be perfectly happy if
you had a Saturday all to "voureff
without doing a single chore?1'
Knther guess I would! emphati-
en! I v.
Then I will give you next Saturday, j One utmmer evening alKitit twoyoorw
upon one condition that, as you tire to ngo the old church-boll in tho qiibti
do nothing for any one, no one i to do j village of MnnlltM, N. Y.. "Tinif out mi
anv thing lor you. Do vou agree?" j alarm that quickly culled the eittOM u
" Of course. But can I renlly do jusUi the treet. The tiromn nil gathered
what I want, and io where I pl.ae?" 1 at thj engluu-houtor. boyi am! girl
" Yes. provided 3011 do nothing ab.o- ; hurried hither nnd thither. cnlr.
lutely rash." ' " Fir' Fire'." but no tire in "atij-
"Goodv!" And the General turned where to be semi,
a somersault nnd uttered a war-whoop leop who live in cities hardly niil
that made his grandma's ears rinr. ie the exeitetueut tltat juieli mi abinn
'1 he next satunlav dawned bright and ! in a country town ocenioti. In tJir
clear. But Scott didn't rise very cnrlv. iiistniicu the xoierul anxiety wa not at
He lay a long time in his litt'e white all lejeiied when it wr Jonraod tlmt
bed. making plans for the day's enjoy- the bell hail not rung for Mre. but ai an
ment . appeal to tin? eititM for united .intrt
"Grandma said I might do jiift a I ' In the n.-ireh for three little ehdilreu.
)lea:e, so I tu a-going to Ktny iu bed ai
,..... . . . .. ,-.-.., .-.
long as l want lo. How
hear Hannah yell out.
jolly, not to
After awhile, however, the gnaw-
ing of hunger began to be felt, and J fninter ami fainter s.neu the flrt iB
he arose and dresed himself. oovr,t of their absence, till it had cul-
"Ya 'most always have muflins, ham i minnt'ed in thl call oj the eitlim for
and eggs on Saturday." he said, ai he lodp. Tho qu.ek trokui of tJie Mil
went down-staira. Hiiacktn his lips In HenieI a!:not like the wall of drtfMur.
anticipation. Kntering the dining-room. The rejiv wa ntik'k and r.mdj.
what wa-s hi urprive to tiud the . lrti-. were sent out in all diruskfOi.
breakfast things cleared awaj. nnd thu ; .nd .gimi wre agreed on. Thtov-iil
table covered with it customary Turkey ,' ing sre-i darker and darker. ltf"l Uni
red 3 -read. Going out on the poroh. he m;arvh LotittNiied unabiuf. rSvery -found
his grandmother sewing. ' eluded nook wa explored. The bk.i
"iiooii-tuorning sue saw. nieaant- l
we hal that lonir
But Li it all cleared away?"
"I presume so. I hranl Hannah
washing the dishes a little while ago."
"But can't I have anything to cat?'
in aggrieved tones.
"Then I'll have Hannah fix me some- ;
thing on the kitchen table no, I'll
have her bring it out on the piazza,
it ont on tne piazza,
more pleasant," said
ling for the kitchen.
ither called him back.
an iw.'o nincn mo
the General, .tarttnj
But his grandmoth
"o. you must remember that you re ,aftenifx.n. at low water 'I"he Uorxl-notu-a.-anyoae
to do anything for gat.- of the dam near DeKuter. tlf
yon to-day. Iwn m,je, aXjVt.a jji ht;4m 0p4.ac,
The little la1 looked crestfallen. ting dowu an increase! volume of wv
Well," he said, striving to speak ter; and thus the chddren luwl bjn
unconcernedly. " O! that 9 so. But made prioners on t Island by th
then lean fix something for myself easy flood. Having left home withwme
enough," and he departed for the vague idra ol a picnic, thev bad food
kitchen, pondering the question a to and matches with them, and they had
what he should prepare for breakfast. . therefore ben able to kindle the fire.
Now. his great-grandmother was a and make themselves omfortablel
pench lady, and Piiap4 it wa from They were too yonar to appredaU
her that be inherited the taste for om- the anxiety that their absence ha-1
kite. And on this partKruUr morning caused. Indeed, they were raihri
he de-rmmed to regali himself with joying the romance of Lein-cast awav
th dish. Bat how to make it, he on aS inland. But tiv ?&
didn t know. He ha.1 always seen rescued, and carried heme, loth r-ai
them come on the table bght and flaky, relief, not only of thei- parents "but of
and tinUJd a delicious golden-brown, the whole vilkUe.-- vlrJZZ
He studied the receipt-book, and, when , . " ' s'
confident that he had masteretl its rnn9v .i.t-" ',
mvstenes. he marshaled th- ?.- .
eggs and milk, and proceeded to iam- i J- one ca.se in twentr. but
ihtmuhhiSSS&r1 Qt S--5or brain,
a very professional manner. He turned " JLS ,l?i? .-' M.ore d,e from mMm "
the yellow mass into-the frrin-pan ' 5f Jn o! lh,e lun thrtn of lI, b1- A
i..i t.j .1, 1. "". i33 . and more of rnnw.i;r. .... :- M
- "" -
and waited the results. The fire vVas '
brisk, and pretty s.x)n there was a . -
picious smell of somethinj; barnin". 3
m.uc ucuciai luoitgni mat perhaps he
.. me oiaeieue, ana ne
endeavored to do this with the dexter-
, g,n ih 1 1 aM s' "J . " " ." Wl
ir. ' ,..-.- W. ,! r ,i
w. mhi i "' r -!-.: ir. , . 1
Mt x. Umx. pit: utwch1 .-. w
bonl Hi" R1'.": .
d.Ued upth tmwnr rov ' ,fcrn
MuJkvx Xmmm, J!-' f "
( 4MAX Wl ""'
M t wrli mmi
(rnX rUy H
ka i-rmUT 0"
rt, wxtai Uta-
HttHHl to Mm U W ft -
WwW in lt4 nw krws.t. t
MwtieTt -o " T, kI. l. . . fc.1
i V..- .. Iuu M UW.
t mu a" -' .
f mu m
,h ltmmh t.tr-.t tmd.-v"
a b-. Vtr t r ' u,, r
im 4k.-. '3.. alt ' tt .M
.!. TW Her
1 v41o- teiyr lZJSf EZ
tX ft4of HU t 'TfJ
nleL tv- " J" Jf
NvrU.UM.pKkertnK . Up ih
JlnU." Ami -t --.iJw
(uit - ah,ng. .- wM ?
Uh h in' ' ' -1
kitti. iUtk Imv wrv "" f !
,. , ..... ,
for a dav of AaUu The r
to lOav "lust" ''
IrttiMntWa wfewt-m of Wl-t
briMT.. or in nnng .of . - -!"
ri,u -ujd chlpumL A dny U jml
had HlfOf tWO IfHjUT! I
burned hl tr- wIkh baud
lire, n!. d!l t IW. "
wigwnui tumbled down nm am of lh
ott. k hurt hi-. W4. lir. wfci iby
hnt lb Hre ttUH-Ar HmMr, .t Ur.r
liHHr lv t.HlAisr i th-M)!.. Hk
kv su.l.MMly elHHlHri.A iksf'mkm mm
jx.'uriH iIowm. Tk Ihv- Had fwniii
for the burn. Knhbt ."ty
plaH for iW nU,tr'ftmlPfm
ScHt hifced hi- (rnNd)N. ja p4 M a
swIhk "No" tt jrrttiflm. Y,r
the ToV tlbnt eU X"1 "? wHkwtn
fnvwn fiw ny ni. ihi dM'l Hlir mm
with vor swinjfr'
'ITw-y dkln't Wnv nwieh tn tv4r
that, tiiul pnrlti oo Mr. Mflttwj'n
jlinHl tniin civoio ivr
u wo. iwiy
. 1. xp .j,,. ,w
...... 1, ,, it., made botmltou; wwfc f
' ' "" -- rm
It. and grandma !iitllel wU ?
b ,, v Mlk, ,-,, ,, m, H,,gr. hm!
ihw ll seweu n win fiwi-
hnd t ImihI It up. M lml u p.vrt i
,Jlr j,i!0Jf. nd UiuiMv mad wp U4
ufM, lml .,,,. fok, 'u UkmAl
wri ()f , h lh U(,, n- wa, j
u,un n, ,t 4,Rmo BM, h iHmM Ut
,, A-he took hw lamp atuUtartl
lo lllv ,i, n. b.i gnuiditm -mnt
him a qui7.(iml. vet kindly lHk from
oVr ,,,. NJMH,tm.f. m. iMlf-
.. ,,tiv -(,u ,mi n pj-.t .Jny?"
Moo 11 et day ever was: qitotii thu
" Let no man live unto hituiftf " mid
' grandma, nnd. Uling him tenderly. .!
bndo him good-night.
I And now comuc thu ptrniigit jmrt jt
' my tory. Monday morning. 1ii
1 Hiiiiu.ih nroo for h"r weekly wnwhiii,
i she found hr tub !i!ld with frh rain
water. Mtviiy hj"I Who cHiId liv
been obligiti ?" .she ttiilU(irel. Then
she added, m toiu" of Inten-e mirirtt.
; as m!ic glance-1 out of the bauk-ihwir:
, "And I lo believe It' the Gemtrnl!
And if he ain't chopping nwnv at Umt
1 air w.hmI pile too Mary t.. Vx
1 bitfU, in Christian at Work.
The I.est Chlldrrn.
who had tniv ol away from home.
The disfre of thu aUllctc.1 tmxrmtf.
can bo ituuguied. For hour I " im.l
Ih'oii eekitijr in vain fur thu rhl(!ren.
Hope for their atVtyhnd Ihii grwwing
ol l.mwun Lrft-k woro -mi.ii...l
. with epjeml are. llie crunk uAt
Late at night a jwrty of men vrbt
. were arehing thu creek about lhrr
quarter of a mile from the village jmiw
the gleam of a bght. apparsntly m the
middle of the stream, a hundred rodt
or more further down
; The light grc large too large and
; bright for the light of a lantern. Jt
. was evidently a bonfcre. Tliere ra- a
! oiliek ckiiiib Tin" over bin IT. iml .i.u
and falb-n tre. till a point on thelMre
oorxedte the li-ht w4 r..,l..i. -.t
there, on a mk i-Iand. seenre from
there, on a mal i-Iand. secure from
barm, were the three little vagabond
not in the Jegt alanncL but ddiber-
atly prej-aring for a night s r-t.
They had vaded to the isfcrnd in th
' heart disease one case in
..,. . un not come Irom
Vu mre ol c,onS--.cr. of the brain
t!laa irmt PxY.
It is said that in W- H-.r,,,w.i.T. ;
!!" om eating i
a m i . i"-i 1 i 1 mmaj ua
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