The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, March 21, 1884, Image 6

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Fruit trees, as well as animals, re
spond to judicious care.
Soapsuds are a valuable fertilizer
(or all forms of vegetation, especially
serviceable for small fruits, and in the
fruit garden proper will never be
wasted. AT. Y. Herald.
A correspondent says that the best
means of removing moss and earth ac
cumulations from an old shingle roof
is to sprinkle lime freely along the
comb of the roof and let the rains dis
solve and carry it over the shingles.
N. . Times.
A good cough medicine is made oi
boiling two ounces of flaxseed in one
quart of water; and rock candy to
sweeten it. to your taste. After strain
ing, add also thy jiice of several lem
ons. This should be taken at night,
and if possible it should be hot when
taken. Detroit Post.
Have you any cabbage stumps? Set
them out in the garden, as soon as the
frost leaves the ground, where they will
not interfere with other crops. Cover
them half of their length. Green,
tender leaves will soon appear which
will jnve the earliest of greens. The
blossom shoots will appear later.
Cleveland Leader.
The following is claimed to bo a
very effective cure ior scratches on the
fetlock joint of a horse, one which
never fails: Wind s. woolen rag around
the affected part, and fasten it and let
it be till it wears off. No matter if you
drive your horse in the mud, do not
take off the rag, and before you are
aware of it the scratches will be cured.
Prairie Farmer.
A writer in a scientific journal rid
icules the idea that apples sweat and
that they must undergo a sweating
process before they are put in barrels
in order to keep well. He states that
only injury comes from leaving apples
in piles in an orchard, and that the
moisture found on them comes from
the atmosphere. Ho recommends plac
ing tli em in barrels as soon as they are
The way to make loose hair covers
Is to take the exact pntiern in paper,
lay tills on the material, and bato it
round and cut it out, allowing turnings;
then stitch witli the machine. The back
of the chair will sometimes have to " be
gathered, and fulled here and there to
the front. It is a great improvement
to put a gathered bounce round the
chair covers. Where absolutely neces
3ary, fasten with buttons and button,
holes. Use as few strings as you can;
they are apt to hung down unwarily and
look untidy. Ar. 1. Post.
The winter radish is rarely found in
farmers' gardens, though it is eonsid
ared a treat by all who are fond of this
regctable at this time of the year. Try
it in the garden of the coming season.
The see?? need not be sown "until the
time for turnips. Thinned and well
cultivated they will grow from ten to
twelve inches long and three incites in
diameter; when they are gathered bury
them in sand in the cellar. Before using
place them for an hour in cold water,
tfliey will not grow well during the hot
season and nothing is gained by haste
In planting. Utica Herald.
The Hole.
The mole is considered a nuisance if
not worse, generally worse. Wa have
known fanners and gardeners to soak
seed in poison to kill the mole. But
th creature does not want the farmer's
or gardener's seed. It is naturally in
sectivorous and carnivorous. In its
hurrowing it, of course, runs through
the seed hills and rows, and may cut oil
Tthe tender roots of plants and even
ihcave the plants and when driven to it
will eat the seed. This is to be regret
ted. But we must not look only to the
.losses from the mole. It confers some
benefit. The question is, how much?
If it does more good than evil, it is a
friend and not an enemy. We are
aware that the question is one that is
difficult to answer, and that it cau not
be answered except in a general way.
One thing we do know: the mole must
live, and as it lives principally upon the
insect life under the ground, it must de
vour large quantities of the pupa: of in
sect enemies, worms, etc. Perhaps the
mole will have to be placed with the
birds in our estimate of its value. It
will not do to charge him with every
thing and credit him with nothing. Wo
can conceive of no greater injury being
done the farmer and gardener than the
killing off of all the birds. If the birds
were gone we would soon lind that the
fruit that -had been saved from tl-cir
depredations had been saved at a ruin
ous cost. More properly speaking,
however, in many cases there would be
no fruit saved. The insects would do
troy the whole crop.
There is no mistake about it, as a rule
we show little appreciation of our va
rious mute friends, the birds, moles,
toads, and the natural enemies of in
sects. If it were not for them, we
would be eaten up alive. There is
scarcely an insect that troubles our
crops that would not at times at least,
make our fields and gardens barren, but
for their natural enemies and for 'the
depredations of birds and perhaps moles
and toads and even snakes. But gen
erally we make indiscriminate war upon
all these. The whole force of manj' a
farm will turn out to kill a snake, if one
is discovered on the premises; and we
confess wo do not like a snake ourselves.
But many of these snakes destroy largo
numbers of mice and field rats, and per
haps we mav be paying dearly for the
satisfaction of our prejudices or fears by
killing them. Moles are sometimes so
numerous that they do great damage,
and it seems advisable to poison or trap
them. But even then the remedy may
prove worse than the disease. Cer
tainly we ought to stop the indiscrimin
ate slaughter of the lower animalsthat
infest the fields and woods. If we kill
it should be done only after fully under
standing the uses of our victims, and
carefully comparing the good with the
evil they do. We think that we
can well afford to give the birds
the little fruit they eat and periiaps,
too, we can better afford to suffer the
injury done by the moles rather than
kill them, except pei haps under pecu
liar circumstances. Stilt we do not like
moles, and we generally trap them.
But the point we wish to make is, that
we ought to study such marteia mort
carefully than we usually do. WaLm
tturaL '
Spring Woollea Geeda.
The new wool staffs forspringdresses
revive the styles of our grandmothers
both in their soft faded hues and in the
quaint designs wrought upon them, or
rather woven there, in old-fashioned
sampler stitches. The cross stitches of
tapestries and the beaded work done a
century ago by painstaking needle
women are now admirably copied by
machinery in both silks and crewels on
the rough-finished bison-cloths, the
smooth albatross wools, and on many
canvas-like fabrics. Small detached
figures are most used for the sunken
cross stitches, while the raised boucle
figures are larger arabesques, birds and
branches of bowers. The backgrounds
for these designs, which are done in gay
colors, are soft shades of gray, brown,
blue or old red, with the greater num
ber in the new ecru shades, which are
now called Suede, like the colors so
popular for gloves, Panama like the
tints of straw braids, and champignons
the pinkish-browns of mush-rooms.
Only a part of the dress is made of these
figured stuffs, and the preference is for
confining the figures to the lower skirt,
which is severe!- plain, and to the vet,
which is the only trimming for the
I basque; however, there arc many varia
tions to tnis rule, anu me use oi rem
nants and short lengths for combination
dresses mav still be resorted to. Other
fabrics for what the French manufact
urers lalel grand'mere dresses copy to
perfection in their weaving the stitches
of quilting in the quilted skirts that
formed the lower skirts of dresses in
olden times. A small flower or leaf, dots
or star, may then be printed all through
the quilted 'design, and this antiquated
looking fabric will form the full round
skirt of a costume that has a basque and
most oddly bunched up draperies of a
plain color.
For those who do not like figured
goods there are ottoman albatross wools
of the lightest quality, not heavier than
veiling or bunting, yet woven with
threads across that give repped effects;
just the reverse of these is the fl-a-fil
wools with alternating threads of two
colors or of different thicknesses length
wise in the fabric. Both these mate
rials, as well as the summer bison-
cloths, are of light weight, and are al
most as transparent as muslin. A great
many striped goods are shown both in
wide stripes of solid hue and in others
that have the fd-a-fd stripes in quaintly
contrasted colors, or in two tones of a,
single shade. The blue-grays seem to
prevail in these striped stuffs, and also
in the checks, blocks and plaids that are
shown in fine wools; otherwise the pref
erence is for the new ecru tints that al
ways find favor in the spring. Cheviots
come in all the striped anil checked de
signs, and in the illuminated and Vene
tian mixtures of color that have no set
pattern. What is called Jersoy albatross
is a sheer wool bunting woven in clastic
webbing lik5 Jersey cloths. New plaids
for children's dresses have their bars
crossing in squares that are woven in
Greek key patterns, and these show odd
eontrasts'of color, such as Suede with
shrimp pink, or gray with reseda, gray
with Suede, or porcelain blue with buff.
Cashmeres are more largely imported
than at any previous season, and in ex
quisitely fine, soft and light qualities.
Three colors most seen in these are
Suede, sky blue, and cream white,
and the novel way of using them is to
put them under transparent embroider
ies on white net, representing lace, in
the wav silks and satins have hitherto
been used. All garish luster is thus
done away in these refined toilettes,
which have the entire skirt covered
with ecru embroidered net, which is
itself made into a skirt of what is called
piece lace, or else the front and side
briadths only are covered with this uet.
woven to represent many rows of lace.
The designs arc similar to those of
Oriental laces, and much of the pattern
is done in darker ecru threads than the
groundwork of the net. The tapestry
figures and raised velvet blocks noted
on silks and on bison cloths are among
the new fancies for cashmeres; these,
like the lace-covered cashmeres, serve
for skirts, while the waist and draperies
are of plain cashmere.
Irish poplins, that have found favor
again with English women, are imported
in qualities of medium weight suitable
for demi-season dresses. They will be
used here by those who prefer corded
ottoman effects, and are to serve for
the entire dress, with trimmings of velvet-
The sober shades of gray and
ecru that prevail at present are very
handsome in those corded fabrics of
mixed silk and wool; there are also
smoother poplins, resembling pongees,
of substantial thickness that show no
cords. Harper's Bazar.
One of Webster's Stories.
Daniel Webster was fond of a good
story, and told a few illustrating his
early life in New Hampshire. Ono
evening at a convivial party, where he
and several distinguished lawyers were
present, the conversation happened to
turn on the legal profession. -'When I
was a young practitioner," said Mr.
Webster, "there was but one man at
the New Hampshire bar of whom I was
afraid, and that was old Barnaby. There
were but few men who dared to enter
the list with him. On one occasion Bar
naby was employed to defend a suit for
a piece of land, brought by a little,
crabbed, cunning lawyer called Bruco.
Bruce's ca3e was looked upon as good
as lost when it was ascertained that
Barnaby was retained against him. The
suit came on for trial, and Birnaby
found that Bruce had worked hard, and
left no stone unturned to gain the vic
tory. The testimony for the plaintiff
was very strong, and unless it could be
impeached, the case of the defendant was
lost. The principal witness introduced
by the plaintiff wore a red coat. In
summing upiortho defense, old Barna
by commenced a furious attack on this
witness, pulling his testimony all to
isces, and appealing to the jury if a
man who wore a red coat was, nndtr
nny circumstances, to be believed. 'And
who is this red-coated witness?' ex
claimed Barnaby, 'but a descendant of
our common enemy, who has striven to
take from us our liberty, and would not
hesitate now to deprive my poor client
of his land. W making "any sort of
red-coated statement!" During this
apeech Bruce was walking up and down
the bar, greatly excited, and convinced
mat his case was gone, knowing, as lie
did, the prejudice of the jury against the
British, Whilst, however, Barnaby was
gesticulating and leaning forward to the
jury in his eloquent appeal, bis shirt
bosom opened slightly, and Bruce acci
dentally 'discovered that Barnaby wore
a red undershirt. Bruce's countenanco
brightened up. Puttting both hand in
his coat-pockets, he walked to the bar
with great confidence, to the astonish
ment of his client and all lookers-on.
Just as Barnaby concluded Bruce whis
kered in the ear of his client: Tve eot
him y our case Js safe;' and, approach
ing me jury, ne commenced nis repiy
to the slaughtering argument of his ad
versary. Bruce gave a regular history
of the ancestry of his reef coated wit
ness, proving his patriotism and devo
tion to the country, and his character
for truth and veracity. 'But what, gen
tlemen of the jury,' broke forth Bruce,
in a loud strain of eloquence, while his
eyes flashed fire, 'what are you to expect
of a man who stands here to defend a
cause based on no foundation of right
or justice whatever; of a man who un
dertakes to destroy our testimony on
the ground that my witness wears a red
coat, when, gentlemen of the jury
when, when, when, gentlemen of the
jury!' (here Bruce made a spring, and,
catching Barnaby by the bosom of the
shirt, tore it open, displaying his red
flannel), 'when Mr. Barnaby himself
wears a red flannel coat concealed un
der a blue one?' The effect was elec
trical; Barnaby was beaten at his own
game, and Bruce gained the cause."
A Thousand Wives.
Do what they may, no Mormon lead
er will ever equal the Sultan of Moroc
co, Sidi Mulcy Kassan.-who has just ad
ded the one thousandth wife to his
harem, and has celebrated this unique
millenary by a brilliant feast given to
the other U99, or rather to the other
GOO, for 400 are either dead or pen
sioned off. Like the Mormons, the Sul
tan does not keep all his better-halves
at one place, but- distributes them
among his winter and summer resi
dences at Fez, Morocco, Talilet, and so
forth. Even then, unless he has more
palaces than fall to the lot of most Em
perors, there must be enough in each
house to seriously interfere with har
mony now and then. We wonder if he
felt "as much pride and satisfaction
when he added the thousanth to the
number as Baron Tauchnitz did when
he published the thousandth volume
of his convenient "Collection of British
Authors?" For we imagine that after
a man has married his three or four
hundredth consort though on this
point we must speak with the doubt
arising from a total lack of experience
he cares very little for a new wife, as
a wife, and regards each further addi
tion much as a collector looks upon a
new Elzevir, or a new specimen of Jap
anese pottery, or another pipe, when
ho does not care to smoke, another
violin, which will hang upon his wall
untouched. It is the pleasure of the
miser who heaps up stores: a pleasure,
which, in this line of hoarding, only
one man in the modern world, fortu
nately, is allowed to have. It is cu
rious, however, to observe that, while
what might be called the physical won
ders of tne "Arabian Nights Entertain
ments" the carpet or the horse that
traveled a month's journey in a day,
the talisman that conveyed "one's words
at once to the distant lover that,
while these and the like are coming
true by the power of modern science,
the social wonders, as thej- seem to
us Occidentals, are beginning to fade
away. A son of this very Sultan, the
Prince Muloy Edris, not long ago mar
ried an Italian governess, who did not
give up her religion, and who stipu
lated that she should be the only wife;
and a brother of the Sultan, the Sherif
of Wezdan, has an English wife, who
no doubt was equally "determined to
have her husband all to herself. Boston
Rosewood for Pianos.
The defects of rosewood are undoubt
edly making themselves felt at this sea
son of the year more than any other,
and therefore a discussion of the matter
is now timely, and if a general course as
regards this" material could be decided
upon by the manufacturers and dealers
it would not be impossible that a check
ing piano might be a thing of the past.
In this connection I might say that it is
not merely rosewood as a material that
should be" eliminated from the manu
facturing of pianos, but the veneering
process with any material. It is this
process of veneering, or the covering of
one wood with another by glueing, that
is the real cause of the trouble, and we
fear thercfs only one safe and sure way
out of the difficulty, viz.: to use only
solid woods. The use of solid woods
immediately suggests the idea of can
ing which of course gives opportunity
for considerable 2)rol,L'r a,,(l artistic
decoration which would lead to im
proved outlines and styles of cases. The
uniformity of styles amongst the
various mnkere to-day is a bountiful
source of evil and furnishes a good
chance for much of the misrepresenta
tion and consequent dissatisfaction on
the part of customers, if some of the
well-known and respectable makers
would inaugurate the plan of a more
general custom of requiring time to pro
duce a piano after the order was given,
or in other words develop their "custom-made
department," it would be a
step in the right direction. The trouble,
however, is that leading makers are un
willing to yield up the prestige of repu
tation which causes the ignorant bin ers
t hope that this particular brand may
not have the ordinary rosewood, and so
they go on, only afterward to make
explanations. There is one fact, how
ever, that there is a difference in rose
wood, and a mighty difference in the
manner of veneering, and if the trade
will not unite in dispensing altogether
with it, let them" join in requiring the
best quality of thick veneer, for there is
much that can be prevented of the pres
ent mismanagement with even rose
wood. Boston Musical Observer.
Cafaada's Upper House of legisla
tion, or Senate, has little attention or
thought bestowed upon it by the peo
ple. It is seldom in session, and has
but seventy members, who aru ap
pointed for life, two-thirds of whom owe
their position to Sir John Macdonald.
either directly or indirect'-. Ihe Sen
ate's whole duty seem to be to pass
whatever laws tne Lower House origin
ates. N. Y. Times.
Temperance Beading.
Whether the absolute prohibition or
the regulation of the liquor traffic be the
system best adapted to restrain in
temperance is a question on which good
men may differ. But, whether the law
of the State be prohibitory or license,
good citizens must agree that it should
be enforced. Many earnest Temperance
workers, in their eagerness to utterly
banish the accursed cup from the land",
do scant justice to the wisdom of the
laws concerning the sale of intoxicants
now on the statute books. In most
States, notably in Massachusetts, this
code of laws is conceived with great
judgment and good sense. If these laws
were enforced, it is safe to say that in
temperance would be as effectually con
trolled as under a prohibitory regime.
That they are not enforced is" the weak
point of the license system. The Li
cense law of Massachusetts provides,
among other things, that every seller of
intoxicating liquors shall be a person of
good moral character; that the liipior
sold shall be of good quality and free
from adulteration; that no liquor shall
be sold to a drunkard or to any person
known to have boon intoxicated within
six months; that no liquor shall be sold
to a minor, either for himself or for the
use of any other person; that no liquor
shall be sold on the Lord's Day, or be
tween the hours of midnight and six
o'clock in the morning, and that no
open bars shall exist within four
hundred feet of a school-house. The
laws are excellent, but they have
never been systematically enforced.
A movement looking toward the bet
ter enforcement of existing Liquor laws
has been recently started. The Citizens'
Law and Order League has for its
avowed purpose the enforcing of what
ever laws regulating the liquor traffic
the statutes may contain. It asks no
new enactment. its watchword is:
"We ask only obedience to law." A
movement so wise and so temperate has
commended itself to the judgment of
law-abiding citizens in all onr principal
cities and smaller towns, and the cause
has grown apace. The organization of
a League is very simple. It has one
active officer, either President or Secre
tary, who devotes a large part of his
time to the prosecution of the work.
An attorney is employed in the interest
of the society, who manages the cases
that are brought into the jurisdiction of
the courts. The law and order move
ment is an aggressive movement. It
passes no resolutions: it circulates few,
if any petitions. It is an honest, work
ing force.
Some of the results accomplished by
tho various Leagues may be brietly no
ticed. The Chicago League has" been
in operation for live years. At the time
of its organization it was estimated that
thirty thousand boys ard girls were
daily patrons of the saloons. To save
these children has been the aim of the
League. It has prosecuted sixteen hun
dred liquor dealers, and secured twelve
hundred convictions. The members of
the League have visited over three thou
sand homes, and secured pledges from
many children not to visit saloon-. In
this work it is believed that a million
dollars have been diverted from the till
of the bar-keeper to the homes of the
city. The Massachusetts League Avas
formed less than two years ago, but it
is safe to say that in that short time saloon-keepers
have received many salu
tary lessons, and have been taught to
respect the law. The work which it is
doing for children is especially gratify
ing. The Secretary believes that not
one sale of liquor is now made to minors
in Boston where one year ago ten were
made. In one town in Middlesex Coun
ty ten saloons were ll urishiug in cloe
proximity to school-houses when the
League was formed. These have been
obliged to close their business.
The most hopeful sign in this move
ment is the great interest, almost en
thusiasm, with which it is greeted all
over the country. Seventeen branches
in as many different towns have already
been formed in Massachusetts, and
from all sides questions are pouring in
in regard to the methods of work and
its results. A convention, representing
eight States, has recently met in Bos
ton, and as a result a National League
was formed in the hope of spreading the
interest in law ?nd order to every part
of the land. Also a grand Temperance
meeting was held at Tremont Temple.
The strong point of this new movement
is that it gathers to itself all good citi
zens of whatever shade of Temperance
opinion, and forms them into a solid
phalanx to meet a common foe.
Golden Rule.
A Rum-Seller's Experience.
A man named Stacy, the owner of a
splendid drinking saloon in New-York,
signed the pledge lately and closed his
house. Hearing that a party of lads
had formed themselves into a Temper
ance society, he gave them his expe
rience as a rum-seller. "1 have sold
liquor," said Mr. Stacey, "for eleven
years long enough for me to see the
beginning and end of its effects. I have
seen a man take his first glass of liquor
in my place, and afterwards fill tho
grave of a suicide. I have seen man after
man, wealthy and educated, come into
my saloon, who can not now buy their
dinner. I can recall twentv customers
worth from 8100,000 to SotO.OOO who
are now without money, place or
friends." He warned boys against en
tering saloons on any pretext. He stated
that he had seen many a young fellow,
a member ot some Temperance society,
come in with a friend and wait while he
drank. "No, no." he would say, "I
never touch it. Thanks all the same."
Presently, rather than to seem churlish,
he would take a glass of cider or harm
less lemonade. " "The lemonade was
nothing,'" said the rum-seller, "but 1
knew how it would end. The only
safety, boys, for any man, no matter
how "strong his resolution, is outside the
door of a saloon."
Sweden has a law that we commend
to legislators desirous of reaching the
drunkard but not the manufacturer and
seller of drink. By this law a man
drunk thrice loses the right to vote.
Union Siqnnl.
A law has recently been passed in
Denmark which provides that all in
toxicated persons shall be taken home
in carriages at the expense of the land
lord who sold them the first glass.
Our Young Headers.
I would not be a pirV" said Jack,
" Because they have no tun:
"Thev can not go a-ttshinjf. nor
Ashootin? with a gun."
I would not 1)C a hoy." said May,
' For bovs are horrid tliinsrs.
With pockets tilled with hooks and knives.
Ana nails and tops and rtrinjis."
Hunter's Young PcojAe.
He was seven years old, lived in Chey
enne, and his name was Tommy. More
aver he was going to school for the first
time in his life. Out here little people
are not allowed to attend school when
they are five or six. for the law says:
"Children under seven must not go to
But now Tommy was seven and had
been to school two weeks, and such de
lightful weeks! Every day mamma l:s
tened to long accounts of how "me and
Dick Ray played marbles," and "us tel
lers cracked the whip." There was an
other thing that he used to tell mamma
about, something that in those first days
he always spoke of in the most subdued
tones, and that I am sorry to record it
of any school was the numerous whip
pings that were administered to various
little bovs and girls. There was some-
. '- -i
of sitting still. He knew his turn might
come at any moment and one night he
cried out in his sleep: "Oh, dear, what
will become of me if I get whipped!"
But as the days passed on and ttiis pos
sible retribution overtook him not, his
fears gradually forsook him. and instead
of spcakingpitifully of "those poor chil
dren who were whipped." he ment'oned
them in a casual, offhand manner as
"those cry-babies, you kuow?" One
afternoon mamma saw him sitting on
tne porch, slapping his little fat hand
with a strap. "Tommv, child, what in
the world are vou doing?" she asked.
Into his pocket he thrust the strap.
and the pink cheeks grew pinker still as
their owner answered:
more questions.
Tho next day Tommy's seatmate.
Dickv liav, was naught v in school, and
Miss Linnet called him up. opened her
uesic. iook out a nine ruiing-winp ic
was a uright muo one anu men ami
there administered punishment. And
because he cried, when recess came.
Tommy said: "Isn't Dick Kay just a
reg'lar" cry-baby?" (He had learned
that word from some of the big boys
but, mind you! he never dared to say
it lefore his mother.)
Dick's face flushed with anger.
"Never you mind. Tommy Brown."
said he. "just wait till you get whipped
and we'll see a truly girl cry-baby then,
won't we. Daisy?"
And blue-eyed Daisy, who was the
idol of their hearts, nodded her curly
little head in the most emphatic man
ner, and said she 'wouldn t be one bit
s'prised if he'd holler so loud that they
would hear him wav down in Colo
rado." Tommy stood aghast! for reallv and
truly, he wasn't quite so stony-hearted
himself was big and manly, and he had .
the opinion that this was just the way
to win her admiration,
time he didn't know what
But all this i
JJatsy aia
that Dick's pockets were full of sugar
plums: tip-top ones, too. for Daisy had
tasted them, and knew that little pack- i
etsofthem would from time to time
find their' way into her chubby hand.
All the rest" of the morning Tommy
kept thinking, thinking, thinking. One
thing was certain: the present situa
tion was not to he tndured one mo-1
raent longer than was absolutely neces-'
sary. Uut what could he dor should
he tight Dicky? This plan was reject
ed at once on high, moral grounds.
Well, then, supposing some dark night
he should see Daisy on the street, jiist
grab her, hold on tight, and say:
"Now, Daisy Kivers, I won't let you
go till you promise 3'ou'll like me a
great deal betterer than you do Dick
Kay." There seemed something nice
about this plan, very nice; the more
Tommy thought of it, the better he
liked it; only there were two objections
to it- Firstly: Daisy never ventured
out doors alter dark. Secondly: Neith
er did Tom.
Both objections being insurmounta
ble, this delightful scheme was reluct
antly abandoned, and the thinking pro
cess went on harder than ever, till at
last oh, oh! if he only dared! What a
triumph it would be! But then he
couldn't ves. he could, too. Didn't
53il She file dso "lJud thauheyl
....M i.. u;m ,..o,- ,i ; fw. !
she sav that she "wouldn't be one bit
oi.:i Tll Fiili im J.L
her there was one boy in the school who
was not a girl-cry-baby!
Yes, actually, foolish Tommy had de
cided to prove" his manhood by being
whipped, and that that interesting little
event should take place that very after
What did he do? He whispered six
.;,.! l
Linuet knew both Tommy
mamma quite well, and therefore she
knew also, quite well, that only a few
days ago the one horror of Tommy's
life had been the thought that he might
possibh- be whipped. Then, too, it was
hij firt- tnrm if jln1 oml lilf riOT llO I
t..i v 7. ,... ,-:.i...t . I
. . ,.- - . . , . ,, . , . i
keep him after school and talk to him
c .. i ii i-
of the sinfulness of bad conduct in gen- .
eral, and of whwnenn- m particular J
This plan she faithfully earned out, and
the little culprit's heart so melted with-
in him that he climbed up on his teach- I
er's lap, put his arms around her neck
nn,l &aL !,,- -,w i, wni,i i
and kissed her. crving he would
never be so naughty' again. He
u...,g pauuiuu ijua..s auuuu u. startled by a sudden commotion on the
whippings to restless, mischievous little , other silltof t,u, . -
Tommy, who had never learned the art , inir nn ,,or . lt. . ,. ,. , ,nj .
"I I was just seeing how hard I "..,rii !.,.', i,;,,n- ..r iC;'..-'. t.j-.
hit my hand without crying;" ' . ilU .. ,,,;, ., ,,':,:,, ;:.,;
he disappeared around tho side of .,..,. ; i,: . . , ,,.,, .,"- .-...
house beiore mamma could ask any , ..j.IeaSt Vk" ! i :, .vhil, m(. .
a little mortal as he appeared to he; he THi.fcv'-? houe
had been secretly rather sorry for Dick, s'posin"- they
but he wanted Daisv to think that he 'i,inr tnn "
Had it been any other child, he would cIr:TT77'
- i , ., r i:-.-.,......!,,. t.n w.
have been punished; but Miss l'"M""" "T ?l?"r"l 'Tu"
was just going to leu ner an auuiib ----- .' ,,. o,.i, c,.onoa tin.
Diisv when in wilkod a friend of i oflen been tl vritaess to ,SHch st-enes ,tne
luis , w nen m wated a inenu oi f j . h j strong lm-
Miss Linnet's, so he went home instead, i ursL V"0 " "" ,, jn,7nn Cm
The next morning he started for school Pession on the m ind -London Cor.
with the firm determination to be A San Franciseo Chronicle.
good child, and I really bel'cve he I """ . ,
would have hern had not that provok- j Tosh Billings says Artemns Ward
inirliflln u-Iln'ri nfi lLiw mn.!iml ti-tal left Ills mother QOOW Ml IllS Will,
tini in a very independent manner, her
saucy nose away up m the atr, and
scornful look in" her pretty blue eyes.
It was more than flesh and blood could
stand. AH Tom's "-nod resolution tluW
When twelve o'clock camo Miss Lin
net's list of delinquents began in this
Thomas Brown - - - - K
Mrlinilu.lorie n
There was great excitement among
the little people. How dared any one
be so dreadfully bad! Tommy's "heart
sank, sank, sank, when Mks Linnet
said: "When school begins this after
noon I shall punish Tommv and Me
linite." And she did! She called them both
up on the platform, made them clasp
bauds and staud with their backs
against the blackboard, then wrote just J
above their heads:
Thoma Ilrovn(0. . . ,t
iiul -J Partncr ' dfcjjrare.
MeiiniiaJnniM f Kpliwll -SB
Oh, how mortified and ashamed Tum
my was! If only she had whipped him.
or if it had been some other girl. But
Melinda Jones!!! (a colored girl). At
the end of ten minutes. Miss Linnet let
them take their seat: but Tommv'.-,-
I heart burned wrthin him. Daisu had m"
laughed when he Mood there holding lie- "
linda Johnson's hand! There "were
deep crimson spots on Tommy's cheeks
all that afternoon and a resolute deter- 4
mined look in his bright brown eves,
but he was very still and quiet.
l-ater m the itav the children were
' passing to her seat, accidentally knocked
it out of her hands; without a "moment's
1 hesitation. Daisv. bv wav of expressing
I ner leelmgs. snatched her slate ami
promptly administered such a sounding
"whack! on Belinda's back and shoul
ders as brought a shriek of anguish
from that poor, little unfortunate who
began to think that if all the days of her
life were to be like unto this day. exist
ence would certainly prove a burden.
dust alKJiit two "minutes later Miss
Linnet was stauding by her desk, a ruler
in one hand ami Daisy's open palm in
the other. while Daisvherself, miserable
I little culprit, stuod white and trembling
ueiore ner. as she raised the ruler to
stead! She is onlv iut a little girl, and
I know she'll cry. it w'll hurt "her so!
I'd rather it would be me everv time
than Daisv-trulv 1 won't cr
, ,,1,,.. wu;n mo"'
And Miss Linuet did whip him, whil,:
Daisy, tilled with remore, clung to him
sobbing as if her heart would break. To
be sure, somebody who o.'.ght to know,
told me it was the lightest "feruling"
ever child received: but Daisy anil Tom
my both assured their mothers that it
was the "dreadfulest. crudest, hardest
whipping ever was."
"And "did my little man cry?" asked
"No, indeed! I stood up big as I
could, looked at Daisy and smiled,
'cause 1 was so glad it wasn't her."
Then that proud and happy mamma
took him in her arms and kissed him;
and right in the midst of the kissing in
walked Daisy.
"Would Tommy please come and
take supper with liier?"
Of course he would, and thev walked
off hand in hand. When thev passed
Tommv sufrirestcd:
forgive Dick anil let him
:Vnd Daisv agreeing.
Q1CV cafC(1 that VOIinir g
amj ma-nanimou?lv iuforme
tieman out
d him that
ne w:ls forgiven and might come and
jj.ive sum)er with them.
What in the world they had to for
give, nobody knows: but then, so long
as forgiveness proved such an eminently
satisfactory arrangement, all round
why, nobody need care.
The children waited outside the gate
while Dick coaxed his mother to let
him go, and standing there, hand in
hanU; Da!sv piuckcd up heart of grace
o,,, I -itli vm-msr cheeks and an air
...... ...... . w- w .
nbout her of general penitence, said
something very sweet in a very small
"I'm sorry you were whipped, and
oh. Tommy, "I "wish I hadn't said you'd
holler!" Amy Teresc 1'owclson, in Wide
Poverty's Cleans.
The practice of the guest bringing his
own food to be cooked is a common one
even among classes many degrees above
poverty. For example, a young clerk,
on say thirty pounds a year, will buy a
chop at the'Leadenhall Market for his
midday perhaps his ouly "solid"
meal and take it to a neighboring chop
house, where it is cooked for him and
served with a piece" of bread for a
penny. The chop", half a pound of mut
ton, has cost four pence; total cost of
solid meal, five pence. In Paris I saw
- old veteran soldier one who wore
several medals, enter a soup-house on
the Rue St. Honore. buy a bowl of hot
bouidle-a-baise for three cents, produce
a roll of bread frcm his pocket and thus
make a solid meal for live cents. In
France even soup is considered solid.
The butcher-scrap business in London
affords, perhaps, the most striking
proof of the extremities to which the
Iloor a ", ' "
dements of food which
poor are reduced lor tnose nitrogenous
a com anu wcl
thev begin to close. At this late hour
there is no chance of any further de
mand for whole meats. But now com
mences the trade in scraps. These con
sist of such refuse as in America is;
thrown to "the dogs or given to the
"swill7' man
" Tvinn I?, Inm'nn thi ilnn)3tl(i
for it as human food is so strong that
I"1 l M "" 0,,i ; i; an.i
children are sent to stand in a line ana
jwu iren re
Vus0 at ten and twelve cents per
Ul ' tA" i,. ,wwim,n.i ,m tn nno
Inu- .Th'5 lJ S ?m? it
? tock m the m;",nJ;ee.n. 1
lIe P'T' ",f C Sfpnv SoS oi
ant parents with his s.xpenny worta of
refuse, the gas is turned ott
and the
butcher has shut up his shop.
I have
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I ?Vf fill 5v;t IiImv- Tiimmv cunnir fi-
r.TYI 11 CT I UUUl UUUUll ViwTfcH V
left Ills mother 5i)W,wj m nis win,
when he hadn't sixty cents to his nam. rflf
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