The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, July 17, 1885, Image 3

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THE RED QTfllTD CHIEF
A C. HDSKfS, hWsta.
;ED CLOUD.
- lBRASKJL
ICnp'jrtghL Secured. AU tlightx IltacreaL
-DiiYcnliom Sea to Sea;
Or, JBST Jl CAMPUT.
,btc. c. pobt.
r?UBUKTr:iry Pr.nxif-sio.-r or J. E. Dow-fir
CO.. TUUI.ISHKIIK, Cmcxoo.
CHAITER XlIL-CovrixrEi).
"Talk aboutfaith movin' mountains,"
said the man who handled the pipe, as
lie watched the dirt crumble and dis
solve, while great tree-s and rocks hlow
Jy sank into the aby.s. -Talk about
'faith movin' mountains, and I'm a
1-c-e-t-l-o bit ftkeptical. 1 am; but say.
"faith and a stream of water from one
of the- here pipe-:, an' I'll gamble on
it even time.'"
.John Parsons turned from the sight,
faint and cck at hearL He had een
-enough. They would wash the earth
of tho-e hills from their rocky foun
dations a tlic dust is washed from the
paved .streets of a city by a. July .shower,
-and the valley must become its rest
ing place. Farms, and orchards, and
vim-yards would be covered, at the
first jrrcat Hood, with the worthies
earth of thc-niountain tops which was
7iow pouring through the sluice into the
gulch b-low. .Fertile lields would be
-amide barren, thoir owners impover
ished, their homes made desolate; all,
all that a"few men already rich mijrht
grow richer by possessing themselves
-of the few penny a worth of "old
that
.lav hidden in each
cubic
foot
r-
of the
.mountain's top.
--'Ow do you do,
-vou well?"
sir; 1
'ope I see
.John Parsons turned squarely around
' xmd stood face to face with Mr. .Jobber-.,
who extended his hand with a
rather pompous though cordial air.
0 . "'Ovvis.Mri. J 'arsons and the young
Indies; well, I 'ope? Mr. Hannclscy
was t ll'iig me before e left as 'mv 'e
"ad hoften called on 3011 during Ms fish
inr and 'untinir excursion--. Come lain
-to my quarters and 'avo a glass of
"wme."
It is not to be supposed that Mr.
.Jobbers' invitation was eau?ed by his
having noticed the look of exhaustion
and hopelessness which had .settled
upon the face of .John Parsons. He was
1 not in the habit of noticing the look of
people' .s faces, unless he suspected them
of having designs upon his pur.se. He
was not a bad man at heart; he was
even capable of being generous at
times and in a way or at least he be
lieved he was.
Jf a beggar appealed to him in a par
ticularly touching manner he gave him
fc a shilling, and had even been known to
give a half-crown wtien feeling espe--cially
amiable: but it never oc
curred to him that a beggar
laid an feelings except of cold or
hunger, and thoc he supposed onry in
it modified degree, and not kecn
'i as people in aflluent circum-
.stances would do if by accident they
were to miss a meal, or be caught out
Jn a storm without sufficient clothing.
1 besides, it was intended that some
should be rich and some poor; of this
lie had no doubt whatever; and it was
the duty of every one to lie contented
in the condition in which God had
placed him. He was contented with
Ms lot, and he felt that he thereby per
formed pretty nearly his whole duty to
.society, and he had no sympathy with
aho.se who made complaint agaiust their
condition in life; but occasionally
would give the price of a meal of vit
iials just to prove to him-elf and the
world that he could be generous as well
as strictly just.
Such freaks were not common with
him: at least not enough so to excite
.any fears of his bankrupting himself on
the part of his friends; andVheu it did
occur it was invariably after having
eaten a hearty dinner.
Then, too. he recognized the claims
of hospitality; and having eaten and
.slept beneath the roof of the- man now
Mantling before him. he wished to
prove that he could be hospitable in his
turn.
.John Parsons was not a lover of
"wine, and seldom drank it. although
wine of his own making was always In
diis house, and often on his table; but
-now lie felt that a glass of it would
.-stiffen him up and may be clear his
;ideas. which some way seemed terribly
mixed. Then, too, he suddenly re
.Tuembered that he wanted to talk with
Air. Jobbers.
He laid utterly forgotten about Mr.
JVnnelsey, and would have given him no
(thought had not Mr. Jobbers mentioned
Jam. and now he did not think to in
quire why or where the young man bad
jgone. It was sufficient that he was
jgone, and so could be of no use in in
fluencing the company to cease the
Twork of -destroying homes. But Mr.
Jobbers was one of the company: he
represented that half of the stock which
rwas held in London, and if he could
only be made to see how much damage
was certain to be done, how many
homes ruined if the work went on. he
anight, voting for those whom he rep
resented, stop the whole thing at once,
by stopping work upon his own mine
said refusing to sell water to the other
companies.
It was a foolish thought, for when
"have men ever refused to get rich from
fear of ruining others? yet John Par
sons said to himself that he would try.
-and if that failed he would threaten
them with the law. No, not the law.
:for he felt that that was always on the
side of the rich. Only the higher law:
-the right of every human being to all
the products of his own toil, and to de
fend that right regardless of conse
quences to those who attempted to vio
late that law, was worthy ot being ap
pealed to. he thought; and he called to
anind the inf tances in which men who
-.ere being robbed under guise of legal
-enactments there on the. co?st had
appealed to this higher law and admin
istered justice with a bold hand.
But now he would go with Mr. Job
jbers and would see what could be done
to save his own home and those of his
-aieighbors from destruction.
CHAPTER XTV-heei-ening
sh.ukiws.
A) that he pathered the red ore and precious
stones.
What has man ever cared lor hcam that
bled?
"What has he rocked of altars overthrown;
Of brave men dead: of hearthstones
Ovenrrown with weeds?
Ieeds
Xoudcr Fpcak than words, and deeds
Of man iu all the pa.t proclaim
Be only cared for .-old rold and a name;
IFor thet his ameiuljrht live.
Jle oft has carved it deep in ilvimj.
Ouivcrinir human ilesk:
Just as he Jiiar'd the heautjr of the hills.
.And bar'd the streams from .out their places.
iAnd scard the face of nature
"With deep teams cut in aer face
in his mad search lor ald.
: A crj foolish thought it wac that
of John Parson that a rich company
which had expended more than one
hundred thousand dollars in erecting
water flumes and sluices for washing
down the bills and gathering gold,
would cease operations just because a
few thousand acres of vineyard and
grain lands would be destroyed, and
the homes of a hundred poor men
made desolate.
And yet John Parsons saw nothing
foolish "in the thought. On the contrary
he felt momentarily certain that when
be hhould .show Mr. Jobbers how the
stones and earth washed down would
be carried through the sluice into the
gorge, and from there into the creek,
tilling up its bed and causing it to seek
new channels; that with the first great
Hood the sand and gravel would be
carried over the whole valley, and set
tling as the water receded, render abso
lutely valueless thousands and thou
sands of acres of fine agricultural lands
worth more to future generations than
all the gold in the mountains; land now
covered with vineyards .and orchards
and the cottages of honest people, who
had made even- dollar they posseted
by hard work surelv. he thought.
oy naru worK sureiy. ne inougni.
when they know this." these men will
not reiuse to cease their work ot
destruction and leave the settlers in
peace. Surely, these men who are al-
ready rich anil can provide their fatni-
lies with even' luxurj. will not deprive
others of their homes in order to pile
up heaps of gold that can add nothing
to their own comfort.
' " No. no," he said to himself, "it is
not possible that they can !e so heart
less as that. They have not considered . selves, half asleep and jogging along
the damage it will" do to the ranchmen under a loose rein and with ears
and their families or the would never , dropped forward, took fright and jumped
have gone on with tnc work," and he ' quickly sideways, overturning the
began to blame himself that he had buckboard and throwing its occupants
not sooner called their attention to the out with considerable force
fact, and so have saved these generous Clinging to the lines, as he inst:nct-
men who were to stiller the lov? of so
rj
much wealth rather thau wrong others.
and to devise means
for raisin?- at least
a iKjrtion of it among his neighliors.
-..
who would thus have escaped the
threatened destruction.
It could be arranged, he thought.
and no one
very greatly. He
would give Jive hundred or even a
thousand dollars himself. It was only
iust that he should, since he had al-
lowed the company to go to such heavy
evpenuiiures wiinoui caning iiuar al
ien tiou to the damage that would bo
done, and doubtless many others would
do a imi"li. Yes. it could all be ar
ranged easily, and his home would be
saved after all.
All this passed through John Par
sons' brain in a moment as he turned
to follow Mr. Jobbers
He did not reason it out. It came as
all inspiration.
In an instant the
whole situation, the degree of responsi
bility of each interested party, and the
reiiiii eiiieiits ot jii-i.ii;u. .iiuuu uuu ;is
pli'Mi-lv ns the elonds. when illumined
by the lightnings, stand oat against
the blackness of earth and sky at mid -
u-,,lt
Y..t wlmn Tin fnimil himself in thn
in
office of the companv, and had been
intrndiieeil to the renr.-sentativn of the
New York stockholders, he did not feel
quite s.i certain that they would seo it
in the same 1 ght in which he saw it; or
that the inspiration which had come to
him had reached their minds al-o.
Somehow that look of self-snfliciency
and air of a-sared prosperity brought
back the clcuds and made all dark
again.
And so, slowly and brokenly at first,
and then rapidly, and with a native elo
quence that las ungrammatical words
could not hide, he poured out the storv
of his hopes and fears, mingled with a
bit of his past history; the wrongs he
had suffered, he and his. and of his
willingness to give largely to help re
imburse the company for their expendi
tures, if they would stop the supply of
water and so remove the danger which
threatened his home.
When he began speaking. Mr. Job
bers turned towards him with a look of
I surprise upon his red face that speedily
turned to one of incredulitv. and both
t gave place to contempt, and when Johu
' J'arsons ceased speaking me r,ngnsn-
nian turned to las partner.
1 " ell. lii never, he said, speaking
1 each word separately and with empha-
sis. -Hif e isn't a-haskin of as to j jelf after having thrown its occupants
give up our henterprise and let the gold jouL He laid his bardeu carefully on
remain in the 'ills, where it is no ase to I the ground, untied the strap and se
hanybody, just b-cause the earth that J cared it in its place, again lifted his
composes 'em may be washed down i child in his arms, got upon the back
upou 'is blarsted bit of a ranch." j board and drove with as much speed as
Mr. Jobbers' partner smiled. At ) he safely could down the hill, and then
least the muscles of his face drew back ' turned off to the left into a by-road
from the mouth slightly,
pitied the ignorance of
He evidently
a man who
could mako such a reiiuest. and who
now sat with his arm thrown about his
boy, Johnny having crept to his side
while he had been speaking.
"You evidently fail to corapreliend
the situation. Mr. Parsons." he said.
"What would your ranch be'worth if
yon could not sell its products?
"Gold." he continued, "is the world's
medium of exchange, and gold mas, be
had in order to carry on business. All
trade and commerce would cease if the
supply of gold did not k.-ep pace with
the increased jiower of the production
of the people. "You yourself could not
exchange your grapes and other fruits
for wearing apparel the comforts and
necessities of life if it were not for the
gold which is coined into money.
"We do not know," be went on.
"why the gold was placed in snch tine
particles as to require that the hills be
washed down in order to obtain it, but
undoubtedly it was for some wise pur
pose; and in bringing it forth we are
doing a great thing for civilization, and
for the common people as well as the
rich: so you see you are acting very
selfishly as well as foolishly in suggest
ing such a thing as stopping work on
the mines."
And to all tills John Parsons could
answer not a word.
He felt that his opponent's reasoning
wa iaiuuuu ctuu uiii- intuiwiw. .iii.il
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depicted in cverv lineament of hi face
uu tuum in... -- .uwuw -. more terriblo than that of his child's,
necessary, that the very means of exist- 5 and when another moan came and the
ence. the soil, which is the origin of all , Cyes of his boy were turned to him as if
wealth, should be rendered barren and J pleading for help, he buried his face in
valueless in order to obtain that ith the bedclothes and groaned as if his very
which to exchange wealth; and that , soul was bein-- wran from him
there was no justice in robbing him and .tyou had ""bet:ur0 for a doctor at
his that others might possess more of , onco, j Mr Jm f of :h
that of which they ulready had enough , xvoman-s uamc. ..&,..-,. none nearer
for all their needs. ( tnau the 14 tea milQS away and
But he was not accustomed to argu- the sooner he can be -tt here the bet
ment. He had just made the longest ter. Mv husband wiHhc here in a few
speech of his life, and these men judged moments, and we will take the best
it foolish and him inaue. He could say . care of the child we know how until
no more, and he -irosc without a word tou gn back: and af:cr all he mar not
further, and carrying his boy in his j "be 5t badly hurt as he appears to be: if
arms, passed out of the building and j it is only a broken arm K doesn't reallv
turned towards the place where he had j amountto anything very serious exeep't
left his horses. J the pain; and thesooaer it is set the
He had but one thought now to get jless that will be."
back home. . John Parsons was on His feet and out
His wife, he dimly lelt, would sym
pathize with hira and" comfort him: that
is. such comfort as she could give. which
was all the comfort that he. would ever
know. He should never he anybody
again; never hold up his head again
among men. Powerless to protect
those he loved, there was hut one com-
lort left him to hide in the bosom of
his family, the members of whom would
pity him although they might not be
able to have much reaped for one who
was a man. yet could not protect them
from poverty and suffering and hunger.
In his over-wrought state of mind it
seemed to him that his home was al
ready gone, and he would not have
been surprised, could he have been sud
denly transported to his cottage, to have
found it a mass of ruins, with the rose
vine dead above the porch, and his vine
yard, and orchard, and fields covered
with a mass of debris from the mines.
He paid his bill at the boarding house
without seeing the parry to whom he
paid it, watered his horses and hitched
them to the buckboard mechanically,
and turned their heads homeward with
a look of such absolute hopelessness
that even Johnny was silent, his young;
spirts overborne "by the weight of his
father's woe.
Several times during the first half of
the homeward journey the boy tried to
arouse his father by pointing to some
bird, or flower, by "the roadside, but if
he heard at all John Parsons replied to
the lad only in monosj'llables. or at
j ranuom, aziu aaiu ruuipM-u iuiu
! silence which was so depressing to tho
random, and again relaped into the
child.
' "When a little more than half way
home, as they were winding around a
hill upon the edge of a deep gorge, two
' deer which had been sleeping in a
' bunch of tall grass by the roadside sud-
denlv sprang tin and bounded across.
almost under the nose-? of the horses.
So une.ected were their presence and
their movement that the horses them-
j rj
ivelv did, prevented John Pardons from
going over the.
blutr.
and
after being
drafted a few rods he brought the
w - -j - .
horses to a stop and arose to his ieec
unharmed, excepting a few scratches
Mid bruises about the face and limbs.
But Johnnv, having nothing to cling to
except the back of the seat, which was
wrencheu trom his grasp m the iaa,
J Wits thrown violently over the bluff,
' and rolled half-way down its steep
j sjde, being caught at last by a huge
i bowlder which had itself fallen down
from above at some previous period.
" Mr. Parsons' first thought when he
! arose was of Johnnv. and le looked
around, hoping to s"e lam unhurt and
scrambling up the bank.
But, no; lie was nowh-re in sight.
His father called once; then again
then he hastily tied the now perfectly
! !" animals to a .stamen manzenaa
"' -)V t,,f' roadside and ran uacK to
look for the boy.
Not seeing him from the point on the
.
' turned, he rushed over the bluff, nearly
road where the buckboard was over
pitching headlong in his haste, and
, -scrambled down its side, coming ujku
the body of the boy where it lay, witu
' eves clo'sed and one arm bent under in
" way in whieh it could only
he it
from
broken, and With blood
issuing
nose and ears.
For a moment
John Parsons stood
with a look of awful horror on his face,
and then his strength left him, and he
staggered and leaned upon the rock
against which the body lay.
The next instant his strength re
turned, and with great beads of per
spiration standing out upon his face, ho
knelt down and placed his hand over
the lad's heart.
There was a faint fluttering there,
and raising the body in his anas he
, worked his" way up to the road, coming
oat of the gorge several rods in advance
of where the horses stood hitched to the
manzenita bush.
Still holding the liodyin his arms he
attempted to unsnap the halter strap
with which the were tied, intending to
leave it hanging to the bush; but the
horses were frightened at sight of the
limp body and the scent of blood, and
drew back.
He might have untied the strap from
the tree without difficulty, but if this
were done it mast be allowed to
urag
the
on the ground and might cause
, horses to stumble aud again throw lam
j fron- the backboard, which had righted
i which he knew led to a tettler's shanty
j uot more than a quarter of a mile away.
Uy the time he reached it. Johnuy
was showing signs of returning life,
and a hope that he might not be so
badly injured as at first appeared was
beginning to find lodgment in his
father s breast.
As it chanced, the only occupant ol
the shanty at the moment was a
woman, her husband being in the field,
and the children at a neighbor's on an
errand.
Through the open door she saw a
stranger approaching with the limp
body of a child in his arm, and under
stood at once that an accident had hap
pened. Catching the dinner-horn from
the nail where it hung, she ran to the
back door and blew several loud and
sharp blasts, then rushed back, and
without stopping to ask any questions.
or even for him to reach the door, called
to Mr. Parsons to "come right in." at
the same time arranging the bed to re
ceive the body.
John Parsons looked his thanks and
laid his burden down upon the place
prepared for it, the woman assistin"
him. and placing the poor broken arm
in as natural a position as possible. As
j she did so. the sufferer's eyes opened
1 and closed, then opened again. Then
j his lis parted and a low moan escaped
mem.
John Parsons saak down by the bed-
of the door almost before .Mrs. Joaes
had ceased speaking.
ainppmg the gears Irons one ot few
1 horses without even, unhitching the tugs
ircm the singletree, he jumped upon the
anunat s usee, dashed down the lane,
out upos the main road aad across th
liUle valley,
fro se cornxtnootj
FARMERS FRIENDS.
Wfctefc AM te thm
liUartoM 1
Every farmer hhould make it his busi
ness to ascertain what, in animated
nature, are his friends and what his eae
mies; by so doing he will be able to
avoid killing those animals which aid
very much in the destruction ot insecu
injurious to vegetation is both his gar
den and field.
If a skunk should venture into the
corn-field or garden to root out a few
bugs or worms that are destroying val
uable plants, he is voted a nuisance,
and trap are at oace resorted to to ex
terminate what is considered an in
truder, and as the skunk is an animal
easily caught he will lie very likely to
get into the trap the first night; this the
farmer destroys one of hi-, best friends.
Close observers understand that th
skunk lives almost entirely on bugs
and worms; he is particularly fond of
cut worms and the large white worms
with red heads. The latter is ofi-.-n found
in such numbers as to destroy all vege
table substance, unless dug "out in the
spring. To do this by human labor
would be almost an impossibnity. but
when the skunks and crows find them
they will iu a very short time dig the
ground all over and pick out even
worm. The skunk is condemned be
cause he will occasionally eat a few
chickens and because of his odor; bat it
i not a hundredth part ns much work
to protect the chickens as it would be
to dig out the worms he would destroy;
and as to the odor, it is only when the
skunk is disturbed and his life is in dan
ger, that he uses this very disagreeable
weapon. Let the skunk alone and he
Is no more disagreeable than the do
mestic cat.
The toad lives on insects and is so
perfectly harmless that fanners ought
to take some measure to protect him.
A few toads iu the garden will do more
to clean out the cut worms than several
men. bince the introduction of Paris
green the toad has had a very hard
time of iu for it is very difficult for him
to decide which bugs have been poi
soned and which have not; if he eats a
bug full of Paris green he is very likely
to b made sick if he docs not die. The
improved harrows and cultivators have
made the life of a toad much more un
comfortable, if not more uncertain,
than when only the V harrow was sold
to pulverize the soil. Tills danger
seems to be unavoidable, and the future
prospect of the toad is very dark in
deed. With the loss of the toad the
farmer loses one of his best garden
friends.
Anion" the birds that ma be classed
as the friend of the farmer the much
despised crow stands at the head, yet
he is persecuted and treated as an out
law; he is hated because he occasion
ally palls up a little corn when- it gets
a few inches high, unlc-s some means
are taken to prevent him; as he is a
timid bird this is easily done; a white
line ran 'around the tield, with a few
pieces of bright tin hung on it, is a sure
protection to the corn on an ordinary
sized tield, on a very large tield a few
cross lines may be put up. If the lines
be put up before the crows begin
to pull the corn the will be
very sure to keep the crows away.
The amouut of worms and grubs which
a crow wid consume in a year is
enormous; any one who doubts this, if
he will take a good field glass and
watch a tlock of crows when they are
on the ground, will soon be convinced
that they live pr.ncipally on bugs and
worms. " The swallow is another bird
thaflives on insects, many of which
come from worms that are destructive
to both plants and fruits, rarmcrs
would do well to encourage these birds
to build their nests in sheds about the
barn. When a colony of swallows once
get established they will be iery sure to
come back to the same place every sea
son. The bluebird is also an insect
eating bird: his voice is a welcome one,
and it is always heard in the early
spring-time: he seeks building places
near the dwelling, especially when en
couraged to do so by providing good
building places for him. ITnfortunate
ly the introduction of the English spar
row bids fair to drive the bluebird
from our homes. The bluebird be.ng
uaturallv timid, and the sparrow bold
aud detiant, he often yields to the spar
row even after having built a nest. If
the farmer would devote the time to
killing the English sparrow which he
now devotes to" the killing of skunks
and crows it would be spent to more
profit.
Farmers should spend more time
studying the habits of the animals that
live on the farm: if they would, the mis
take which they now make in killing
their liest friends would not occur, for
then they would be able to distinguish
their friends from their enemies, and
coutinc themselves to the killing of only
their enemies. Massachusetts Plough
man. m m
ANIMALS.
The recullarltlc mad Uk aarf Dialike
of Oar BtecJc
Why should we ignore the likes and
dislikes of our stock? E.en if no care
for their own happiness prompts us to
iaquire what would most gratify their
natural appetites, the desire to see our
cattle thrive ought to stimulate us to
study their likes and dislikes, and thus
learn what Nature and animal hygie
require. Have you ever watched a cow
browsing where unwholesome weeds
formed the largest feature of the
pasture? You could not fail to have
observed, had you taken the trouble,
that the weeds "and mischievous vegeta
tion were studiously avoided by the aa
mal. It is a safe assertion thai Nature
instinctively leads animals free to fol
low the bent of their ow desires, to
forage on only what will be for their
good; the closer we can get to these
Vilent intimations by the dumb animals,
the nearer we are to the philosophy of
I good breeding and rearing of stock.
Stock fed continuously upon the same
food, as is so often the case, must be
come extremely tired of their diet, as
would lie true in a greater degree in the
human family: and food eaten without
relish can hardly be of the same effi
ciency as that whch is takn up with
avidity. A good -appetite bespeak
health and a capacity to do something
with th" food devoured- No one will
fail to keep the apjetite vigorous who
appreciates the value of keeping his
stock vigorous and thrifty. A world of
wisdom, which only the careful ob
server is accessible to. is locked up in
the natural desires of animals, and the
results of good work in hacdlinr stock
will run parallel with the aawust of
this knowledge we have been able to
cull from our experiences. 1: wSl be
well before adoptiag innovations in the
character of food stuffs, such as are
constaatly being thrust licfore the
stock-grower, to test theaa fay Mature
laws of fitaeft, and of the like or dis
likes of aa unpampered appetite ia the
cattle. JTefietiaf Xitc Stnk JntnutL
HOME, FARM AND GAftDCN.
Ber-t seed has a faiat tiage of pale
green if new. but is a dull browaif old,
aad its vitalitv is verv doubtful if old.
Tcdo Blade
A little saltpeter or carboaateof
soda mixed with the water in which
flowers are placed will keep them fresh
for two weeks. develmnd Leader.
Glass aiay be cut with aay hard
tool, like a chisel, for instance, if kept
constantly wet with camphor dissolved
in spirits of turpentine. Jfe-ttt Farmer.
For a good breakfast dish peel
eight tomatoes and cook then in but
ter, seasoning welL Have eight pieces
of fried bread larger than the tomatoes
and put the fried tomatoes on them;
then place a hard-boiled egg 00 each
tomatoc and serve very hot. Hosio
Globe
Fanners who grow only a few to
matoes in rich gardens do not geaeral
ly know that this vegetable i more suc
cessfully grown in lields with moderate
fertility. There is les exuberance of
vine, but earlier and higher flavored
fruit, with leas tendency to rot- 3T. Y.
Herald.
Stcamtd Brown llread. Two cups
of vellow corn meal and one pint of
boiling water, pour the water over the
meal and let it stand until cool. &dd
one cup of rye llour. one cup of flour,
one cup of sour uiilfc. two-thirds cup of
New Orleans molasses and one tea
epoonful of soda; steatu two and one
half hours. The Caterer.
To dig up a fruit tree, by cutting a
circle with a spadu half a foot iu d sm
eter, cuts off more than nine-tenths of
the roots; and to spade a little circle
about a young tree not one cuarter a
far as the roots extend and call it culti
vation is like FalstafT's men claiuung
spurs and shirt-collars for a coinplett
suit. J'ruire Fanner.
Ilolls: Two quarts of flour, one pint
of cold bo led milk, one-half cup of
yeast, one-half cup of sugar, one table
spoonful of uielt'-d butter. Make a well
in the middle of the flour, pour in all
the aliove and let rise over night;
knead aud let rise until the middle of
the afternoon; roll out, cut them abont
the edges, lap over, let rise' again and
bake .u r. hot oven twenty minutes.
Tlic Household.
Cow's Milk for Infants: One ounce
of pearl barley is to be well washed in
cold water. Put it iu a vessel -vita half
a pint of water and let it heat gently
and simmer for a few minutes over the
fire; pour off this water, replace it by
a pint and a half of water aud boil it
dowu to a pint. With this water dilute
the cow's milk for infants, thereby ren
dering it more nutritious than if dilated
with clear water. Exchange.
Grape-vine mildew, bays the Gar.
deners Month y. can be prevented by
soaking stakes on which the vines
twine in a solution of blue vitriol. A
recent experiment, where sach stakes
were mixed with others not soaked,
throughoat the vineyard, showed that
in every case where not soaked all the
leaves were entirely rained, while those
in, the soaked stakes were healthy. A
weaker solution of the vitriol was not
so effective The effect of the soaking
gradually dies out,
tour to six years.
but will last from
ABOUT DRESSES.
Practical HloU Concerning Attlr aad
Adorn tnrnt.
Vests arc now made so narrow tlr.it
ribbon three inches wide will serve for a
stylish vest. This begin1 at it- natural
width at the neck of thc dres. and
slopes to a point at the waist line, where
it may stop, or eNc widen acain below
to its greatest width. This vest is- in
laid, and the dress waist may be bat
toned down each side, with tiny but
tons aud holes, or else it may be made
more dressy by passing under a revers
on each side of velvet, which is three
inches at its greatest width, and there
fore may be made of velvet ribbon.
Imagine, for instance, a dress of dark
blue" wool with a narrow vest of thc
striped canvas ribbon, ecm or blue in
the center, and the side stripes of gilded
and scarlet heraldic figures. Or if the
dress is of black wool, the vet may be
of moire ribbon, or of mohair with white
galloon for both vet aud revers, wh.le
for black surah, silk or grenadine
beaded galloon with large beads will be
used for thc revers, and the vest ma
lie of tho dress material if it is too cost
ly to have a beaded vest. Another less
costly way is to hare two or three rows
of galloon alternating with bands of the
material, forming a plastron thatbegius
at the neck and stops at the top of the
first dart; this has thc effect of making
the waist look fuller and shorter, while
the narrow vest appears to lengthen it.
The V-shaped piece for front and back i
made of velvet, beaded grenadine, lace,
etc The simplest muslin dresse-- have a
tucked V in back and front, while those
more elaborate have the point set in of
embroidery. The skirt is roaad in the
house-maid fashion, and its only or
naments should be tucks two inches
wide.
For elderly women useful dresses can
be made of the mottled mohairs sold at
twenty-five cents a yard; these are s n
gle width, and sixteen or eighteen yards
are required. They should have rows
of two-inch tucks across the front ex
tending just above the knee, and above
these a wrinkled aproa bemated and
stitched in rows: this is sewed to tae
belt of the foundation skirt, aad the
plaits oa the side are thea made fast.
The back is plaited to the back of the
belt in a very small space, aad is plaited
agaia lower down to ferm a puffed tour
nure, from whence it falls to the foot ia
plaits that meet in the middle; there are
about five or six oa each side. For
young girls this mohair in fawn-color,
or ia chaareable nary blue and brown.
can be well made up in roaad tucked
skirts and belted waists, er else worn
with a jersey; trimmed with white braid
they will nval the more costly bine,
whiie or striped flaanels for boating
and mountain dresses. Harper's &
zar.
Watering Horses.
Horses working in the field require
watering more than three times a day.
When a horse plunges its head deep
into the trough to dr.ak, it i injurious
ly thirsty, and has been suffering. While
thc owner visits the water u kept ia
the shade about once ererr hour, he
scarcely ever th sks ol his team, labor
iaz in the dust and satTenng from tnirst
Itls a good plaa to carry a supply of
water to thc Held for the horses on a
light drag which is as easily takea as
to drive the horses or lead them to the
field in harness alone, aad it would be
a graceful change to carry a bancs of
fedder along, to give them a mouthful
when they rest at times. Keguhurityia
watering horses is a point which ought
to be earefally ebterved hecae they
will worry, whea Uursty. tnacll relieved.
Soft water for driaking paapaias k
IA
preferable to aan vatar.-
AfriculiuruL
THE OFFICIAL GUILLOTINE,
Mr.
mre I Um
-rat mt
Oh
There Is a curious iaapresuon that the
acw Democratic President has beca
and w disposed to be very conservative
in regard to the redistribution of the
patronage The mugwumps who are
usually Civil-Service reformers. profcM
to be satisfied for the moil part with
the restraint he is exercising over the
rpousawn. though thev crit-cie some
of his appointments. The Democrats
politicians, or at least thoc of them
who hare not yet received the rrwards
they expected, are eom plaining that he
ts "going too slow." Even laaay Ro
pubacans think that Mr. Cleveland I
acting w.th great moderation and are
commending him for it.
This Impression Is evidentlv a de
lusion, judging from the long list of re
movals aad appoinfrrati chronicled ia
the newpaper from day to dy. It t
to be accounted for in two wys. In
the erst place it wa generally expected
that the "clean sweep" would bo made
immedistelv that all l'epubllcan.
would l-e duanuised
-! - -- "
by a sort of general OJV1Ctt u mal n-j M B ltdic
:s installed in their Uon thc AJm.traUoa wihe to
order aad lemocra:
plicos. The lleoublicans think that
Mr. Cleveland is very conservative be
cause this course has not ten taken,
and the Democrats are otnp!alntng be
cause the general order was not hsued
And the reaon why it is assumed that
Mr. Cleveland is exercising great re
straint is because he held back as long
as the Senate remained in esioa. The
public is very npt to take an impresdon
of a new Admin stratum from the first
few weeks, aud it was rashly concluded
that the early course adopted by Cleve
land wa a fair sample of his entire
career
The fact is that the Administration is
proceeding as rapiuiy a praoiicauie
!..-. II. . I, t
v vmi-v i iuuiiun iiuiii ".; w I
epu
put Democrat in their plaee-w No re
sjiect is paid to Civil-Service principles,
"isusjiended" or "resigned" is attached
to the name of nearly ever- otlicer
whose place is g ven to some otic else
The terms are synonymous. 'Hie rt5g
nation are reijue.ted in all case.-, and
they aro handed in merely to avoid sus
pension. "Suspension" means removal,
and so does "resignation." In ery
case "otlensive partisanship will bo
alleged, but this term has been given
such a broad construction that tho bare
fact of having voted the Kcpuhlican
ticket, or having faded to vote tho
Democratic tieket. makes the office
holder an oflttuiivu partisan and war
rants his removal. The removal- are
going on at the rate of a hundred or
more a day, and um rapidly as the Presi
dent and h.s assistants can dec.de le
tweon the claims of the rival applicants
for the various offices.
The hroadaxo of the Administration
is now in tirst-cla. working order. The
heads, are falling in the basket at a fear
ful rate. There are seven sets of execu
tioners, ono tor each Cabinet officer.
Tue operators of the ma'-hine aro cov
ered with goru. The victim include
diplomats, consuls, head of depart
ments, department clerk, postmasters,
collectors, appraiser. Mirveyorx. njg-i
ters, attoruevn. marshals, and all clacs
of officials down to janitors. None is
too high and none too low to deserve
the guillotine. There is no man in the
cnijaoy of the Government who does
not realize that his time is short There
has been just one re-ap'tointmcnt that 1
OI me iew lorK pokinaier -wuicui
w as made at the demand of the mug
wump. Tiiere is no indication that
there will bo any more. There Is no
bign that the working of the ate will
lie suspended until the laHt Itaptiulican
in office shall have had his head
chopped off".
Those who think Mr. Cleveland in
going to be a "non-partisan President"
are manifestly deceiving them-ehcs.
He could not be if he wanted to be, and
he evidently docs not want to b The
Kepublicans must go aud they are going
new at a rapid rate. It is loilv lor anv
bodv to attempt to conceal "the fart I
There Will ! ven few. if anv. of the '
old Hepublican officeholder? left by the
time Congress meets. tu 'ago Tribune.
A
Mr.
WHOLESALE INDICTMENT.
Clrvrlam! C'harrl with JmrntfUfarj
nod flaae Incratltutle.
The presumption of a Democratic
President in requesting the resignation
of Meade, the Copiah County aain.
Is strongly resented by thc Democrats
of MbsiMipoi. The Jaekon Clarion,
thc accepted orjnin
of thc Democratic
party in Mississippi, asserts that Presi
dent Cleveland's demand of Meade's
resignation "amount to an indictment
of a whole jH-opIc-'
Thn VelrHnrtr Pml rnnrtir in tM
view. It argue with great force that
the aaaination ol innl tatthcwj in
l&tf had a decided effect upon the
Presidential election in Mississippi in
18s4. for the reason that few -teople
in Copiah County dared vote against
Cleveland. "Mr. Meade and hi com
patriot, it says, "contributed greatly
to Cleveland's succe ia Copiah Coun
ty . and. if the electoral vote of the State
had hinged upon the vote of one coun
ty, no doubt Mr. Cleveland's psrtisaas
in Copiah would have beea found equal
to the caterj-f cy." It continues that
it regards Mr. Cleveland's course ia re
gard to Meade very inconsistent, aad
equivaleat ta aa iad'ictmeat of the very
psa-ahi whose votes were accessary la
Clevelaad's success.
We like thk fraakaess. There is
something hoaest in the straightforward
claim that a I'resident elected through
assasinatioa is bouad in honor aad de
cency to reward the aseasains. We aae
a little able as the Democrats of Mis
sissippi to see how Cleveland with con-
!!!?.!?JJra.3lJ??e: ,wk JtJca after that in a herdic. aad a
.TrZu"?Z. -.. ,r7 ,
pcw tw tc wuificr ew-ttJittcvi wv xaac
aad men
like hii
I. .ti . J .
. IOT MJC ICTTOr- I
Inn
" C.T:. ' . . , "rT?: V
s...- V. !. -..-. ..-..!
STT. 7m r'-TT
hcans white and black, there would be
aoor-d.-thaad-wDeasocra-icPrasI-'
dent to-dar.
,. Tr'. . . ,
Jt u jute usual for men who owe
thea-succes to mtrrder and crime to
I V .V - C - '. Zl 7 . . T ...
-"- - - . .a v--ha -- a a " ia ut4
za.a inr rn vi- a ii tt i i r ihji Tf u-f s,v -f --at--' '
wiefcedae-'i. but Mr. Hevelaad U
aK
gorng to be allowed to do so witaout
drawing
ig upoa himelf the charge
jneoR.-scv and bae ingrati-
Tn De'Beril rtf Mls'mtsf
gros
tnde.
"J I ""-- u- -tjj. jfcJWii jj a. jm... ii
filitt a. rv -?..-. ..M...... . & ..i...m.1
J -
areacy, sua thr vebemeatlT reeat
assKiasare not lit sea to hohi oSca
ander a Deaosijie adBtl.eraik.-.
ITulvielpkUi iVeM.
It is well to have a Bible revisioa
everv sow aad thea. for some aeopJe
. 1 .
are induced to read part
r
to rtasd parts of it ia the
aewsaapers who never read a ward af
it ia the book JtMJLFkifinlttpkim MhU
Uiin.
freaa Lake Oataria kail
to he mnnafarrarad iata saaoked halfaat
to ms rreat am extaat na the
j-;r.i
"IMPOMD UPON."
It will be rrasemhered that a few
weeks ao the Predcat ppo$t--4
Meade, ow of tlw ial3frSe of th
Copra Coeaty. Miss., oatrafc. to be
potaatcr at tlaselhurst. Mhw. It wa
thra discovered that the Preaiieat had
beea iaipcoed upon." aad a letter wae
written to Meade x-Usg that he rastjT.
This prompt actioa oa the prt mi Mr.
Cleveland was recctTed with feaeral
apprur-d by the best awa of all poKttaal
parties, who did aot beliere that a Kur
derer i-hould be re-rarded for hi cria.
For a few days nolhlag was heard of th
matter Mr CJeveUad wa credlte-l
with ariag that he "drew the Use at
murder. aad it wa supposed that
Meade would be promptly reaaoTed-
Tbe fact U. however, that MewleStlH
hold hu office :n df aaace of the Presi
dent rtx-uet. It i perhap uaj t
severelv cnUcue the PreJdeat a yet. la
view of hi proraptne ia calUs for
Meade' -v-igaation.. but if the MkL
unm rtll.,v t tw.l-Mlif'l tit Urt!JWI
rncogntze ht bloody .ervier tn th
Democratic party, or that it taad ta
fear of the spirit "that dictated the brutal
outrage that hate made Copiah CVuaty
a Mrnonrm tor everything outrageous
and dugr&cefal.
As might be expected, the Democrat
ic pre or am!ppt u up in an
iiitn.t (lid rrt.ittr til tK IVinnlml fi4f
1 ...
Meade's retgnattoa The IV-tnocratia
8tate organ, th Jack.oa (Varw-i. an
nounce that the request ladlet
tncal of the whole people" Perhaps
U is and j-eriiaps- it is not. it U an In
dictment only upon thoe who that
cKiwt.n tt ilm th, !?. tfnt tkttnltftn til
wV. .w ...- . - -w .......... -,.. .... ...
rMpon,a.lhty Ke-pecuble Democrat
.-.-l.. .
everywhere approved the lnfddest"i
request for the irugnatioa of Meada.
Unit thoe who were iu r-ympathy with
hi foul dcod coald wih to ee htm ap
jioiutcd to office. Let It l called aa
indictment of that clxs If they chooe
to so regard It
Again, the Vicksburg J say:
Mr MfAdrtftiM uu eotapatrVol witrUmUl
irrUr in Ortrland Mupiwn tt3 0ftlh ut
ty. nd. If Ut e)s-Urt riH- uf Usw Mtt.t
hlnx-d Un tin rot of unveoUBtf. t,Jiutt
Mr. ir t-imu! srtJn to (onab outl
bmre ira found rjuU to the rnvrgvne;
Here 1 the milk In tha cocoanuL The
J'psi is very truthful and candid in
deed. There is no doubt of the truth of
li statement Hut what n shameful suU
tni.;on to make' The UUtlon 1 prac
ticalU thi The Ik-uuKTRtic pre? of
Mhi-itppt admits that Copiah County
wan carried for the iH-mooraU by
methods which would dgrae thn age
of barbarism "Mr Meado and hi
coaipairiots" are git. en the credit am!
eten well-informed man. woman ami
child In the country know that th- re
sult wit attained through murder and
intimidation. Knowing thi-. tho MUU
sippi Democracy boldly demand that
!deadn le retained in "office upon the
ground that he ha rendered valuable
service to Mr Cle eland Will the
President aceept thi construction?
Will he recognize service that are
! stained with the blood of a man whuw
onlv crime win that he wa a I'epuli
licr.n Will he set up a standard for
men to follow In Uie hope of ralniur
! political reward, the policy of hull doz
ing, luiimuiauun, irauu mm t-Trn mur
dtr? If Mr. Cleveland retatn Meade
in office this I just what the aetlou
will mean. It will H the utn of the
Administration upon n plane o low
that It e.c-ry ren-H-ctabl- nupjKirter
must bluh for -bamc
It U not reviving sectionalism to call
for thc prompt removal of Meade. It
j not "waving thr blood shirt" It i
simplv aking that justice may be done,
that thc fair fame of the Nation hall
not !i sullied by thc apjKjlntment of
red handed murderer to office a a re
ward for -mistical -.ex-vice in which thr
murder 01 an Imwent hubaiid aud
t 1ntrr r?i tim r'lli-f ft-liir- ft ti if, it
hotted that there are few Democrat-
and Democratic nepnper that will
accept and Indome the jKiHcy uob
which the Miilppi patter ak fo
Meade's continuance in office. If the
do. but one construction can b- plared
tijKin the motives of the Administrathic
and the Democratic pr-rty. a eontruc
tion that call loudly for retribution.
The lreJdent may well -'draw the ii
at murder. but it 1 Important that h
draw it uton the right -ade j he cam
tt on tlat call for JtnmediaUi actioa
llurlitiglon JIawkeyc.
LAMAR'S "ECONOMY."
Aa latrirat r rnlilrm Nnltl, afur h Kt
One of the first official acts of &o
rctarv Lamar wa to sell the bor
ad carriages belonging to the Iateflof
Department There wa some objection
to thi on the part of ttn chief of bureau,
as it compelled there to traatact their
busiaes on foot The S-cretarv w
obdurate, however, aad the nUble?
were sold out The net result in caB
Mi a trifle over tn.SOQ, aad it was ia
this manner that Mr. Lamar's depart
meat began the work of retrenckawnt
The becreUvry was always aa eathss
siaatic pedestrian, aad for a week thr
Secretary wa observed ta be stalkksi
with rapid strides thronrh the street.
Thea. one day. he left the deperttcteat
ia a ciaa4estne manner aad got Into a
street ear. He took oat a ifty-cesH
piece aad dropped it into tfee hex. After
that he was aftea aeea oa the street aar
and herdic I nes, aad om day rede ire
tiases. expending a cptarW tor the aaase.
When the Cabiaet met a few week
ago he atonihaI the oUckls at the
White Hoase by appeariaj- hi a herdic.
The Cabinet m-etmg Utel two h-m.
carriage- Of late, howler, the
t.
Secretarv
ha
a JlwHJgihfttJ
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il" - "." - - "" - .. !. -
I nazes of hi coatreres. Thea he looked
iahkjoarnal U acrtaia !hoc M
.. .- i ,--. - m- .
Tta?i hvm eSSLJaX
co1- T gtiaa
whoe fnead was in the aext rttum
, WRtra t Jacsj !&, y
fijrar?2, bearialeraalevsdeaeeaf appraa-
iait
accaracy;
To xr-set'r. berate
rati a4 tartiae"
ixT" in nwTTtex
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T ma-r j-n m hmx. r aieaJu. tat
- To nr-tBaa Jr MUu.UaewmJt mU
t TirJMf Tnttm rikll Vrrbtiri. turn, br i-a-
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jrxjj
at si
TefM2
L T 9 rmel
have a carnage of a wwa, w
he appeared
at tier iSa-Me
Ttsftidav he was seateif ia a acw fcag-
er aad drawn iff horse ef the ntt
t Z - '
I preae-eaews -eu-ewi "-, T
r &ir aad ae-aaX aaws af
aad at aaeertalc a-pc I
tk lakit! are aa. Miniwhmnt a ha
Jiecratarr too a ride m jmnI
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