Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 17, 1888)
IDE OUB, YOUNG BEADEKS.
TO MY DOLLY.
Sow can you lio so quiet there?
With eyes wide open, too, ''
"Witii pinkest cheeks and smoothest hair,
Alt in your cradle new;
And never even; smile at me.
Or do u s'.tiRlc tiling,
And I as glad as glad can be
Ob! sing, my dolly, sins!
TChc richest baby'ta the town
Has not a grander bed, .
Or pillow made of softer down.
To lie beneath its head:
2io kinder mamma rocks her pet
With such a gentle swtnjr.
And never once-is heard to fret
Then sing, my dolly, sinjj!
3 pness you're w.cary lying there,.
So 1 will dress, you. Miss,
.And curl your pretty flaxen ha.r;
Now np, and Hiss, and 1; ssf i
Your tiny shocsjyaur skirt M lacs,
Your satin hit I'll bria?. "
"Your lovely b'.ne-cilkjinsh and dress
Oh! sing, ray'dolly.'sinx!
"Was ever such a lady seen?
And all tny very own :
You're really tit to be a queen.
And sit u;;on n tlirono!
Oil! dolly, I'm so gladto-nisht.
Your arms around rac tllSS,
And hns me just the lopstest mits.
And sins, my Iiiy.-inf : - - - -
J!. jLSlaUliml.in-lXtr:'t3nat VTori .
TlSat It Seemr ttf FnritisTi Uim It or
Ernest ami E sio were spending the
summer at Grandpa Darlings, i:i the
Sncli a lord- old place as it was.
nd such a dear, kind grandpa and
grandma could not lie found an.v
where else in the wide world the chil
"I j.:st wish all the world was in the
country, and all the year was vaca
tion, and nil the people were grandpas
and grandmas" cried Ernest, one day.
toll's little sister.
The days seemed so very shor and
there was so much to do anil see. that
they agreed to get up earlier in tin;
morning- S thov appeared in the
"kitchen, one morni'ig. b-foro the sun
Jial irot very far on his day's j mrney.
"Well! well'-" said grandpa, "what
nre tit se children up at this time oJ
day for. I wonder?" i
"'Cause we can't svmiI the time
sleeping here." said K sie. '"nv can
make it up when we go homo."
Then they ran rut to se ; 'L'jah. the
liired man. stiain the foaming pail
of milk into the big. gren creamer,
ami, as uual, he fi led their own mugs
with the sweet,- warm milk. Then
rover and Ribccca. the ca's. were
led; and tho hens and chickens were
.spven their measure of corn.
S'wh rare pleas ire was this to the
scily children, they c-mld hardly stop
to eat the nics breakfast grandma had
prepared. Bat it was nlmott as hard
to stop eating, every thing tasted so
.After pravers, grandpa told 'Lijah
-to harness Tom. as ho must go to the
"Dj yon s'poso he'll take us?"
-asked Ernest, in a whisper, as he
stood with Eisie watching grandpa
packing eggs in a big basket.
May be he won't think of it."
whisjiercd back Elsie, and mamma
said wo mustn't toase; but I do hope
Ten dozen,' said grandpa, looking
-up, presently. "I shall havo to take
them to my customers, and if I only had
someone lo hold Ill's Imrsj for me. il
would save me a sight of trouble'."
"O grandpa! Lut us go please do.
J could hold Tom." cried Ernest.
So yon can." said grandpa. "G t
jonr ha's. and jump in."
Il was such fun to ride on the "bnck
loard," over ilio smooth roads, behind
-such a strong, handsome horse. When
they reached the long hill, before I hey
jjnt to the village. E.'nest drove, and
Ihci his liappinoi was coirilote.
Stop herj," sai.l grandpa, when
Ihcy camo to a pretty cottage.
I've got to laavo some eggs here, and
"may be the doctor will talk quite a
spell, ho usually does. but. Tom will
:6ta? d if yon leave the reins loose."
Grandpa Had no sooner entered the
lions , than a naughty thought found
its way into Ernest's hoart.
tl don't believe gran I pa will caro if
3 just drive around the common." he
isaiil to E'sie. lorn is so steady, it
-won't do any harm for mc to drive him
"He might run away," sail Elsie,
and grandpa said to leave the reins
loose. I'm sure mamma wouldn't
like vou to lo it." Bat Ernest had al
ready taken up the ruins, and the
!iurs walked slowly off.
How he pokes along," said Ernest
I knew I could drivo him. I believe
Til just touch him up a little with the
-whip, so he will trot going past the
Oil. don't!" cried Elsie; 'grandpa
Sever strikes him."
But the warning camo too late. At
the touch of the whip the horse gave a
pring and bounded away. Past the
liotel, past the church; th.'U down the
river road until ho camo to the grist
mill, where he suddenly turned oil on
another road without slacking his
spired. Tho children clung frantically
-to tho seal, and though they were tcr--rlbly
frightened, thoy did not scream
-or speak, and Ernest still kept hold of
Their Burp?0 and delight can
3ianlly bo imagined when suddenly the
Jiorsc stopped and they found' them
selves :it Grandpa Darling's door.''
Grandma huiried out, with her ca'p-ett-ings
flying, to sco what was the
When grandma took them into her
-motherly arms they both began to ed
-'Twas all my fault, grandma,"
said Ernest, when he could speak. "I
just wanted to show Elsie that 1 could
drift as well as craudua, but I thought
we should 'Both lio killed and leould'nt
ever tell hi m how sorry I was that I
didn't mind him."
Grandma kissel tho little tear
stained faei-s. and called 'L'jah to
drive tho horse back for grandpa.
It seemed a very long timo before
they returned. Ernest's heart was j
vcrv hcav.- as he sat under Me Mae
I u?h-s with Elsie, eating bread and
IV- Mi-aid grandpa will think I'm j
the baddest boy that ever was no
moaned.' Mud may bo he'll scad mo
"May Ihj ho'll laugh and shako the
sa-ne as 'L'jah did," said Elsie, trying
to comfort him.
O'l. dear, I most know he won't!"
said Ernes?, a-id at that moment they
drove up to the door. Ernest thought
his grandfather looked - very stern.
However, he hurried to confers as soon
as grandpa got out of tho wagon.
Ilsiih I'd minded you grandpa; I
didn't know he'd run. I'm sorry, and
I won't never do so any more," ho
. 'Well, well," said grandpa, "I'm
.ife.iiil 1 s'mll h;iv. to niinidi Villi, but
we'll wait till after dinner. It's a '
good thing Tom knew the wav home."
Ernest did not enjoy his dinner very
much, though grandma piled his plate
with fried citii-kcn. and ever so many
good things. He was thinking about the
punishment and wishing it w,as over.
Grandpa told funny stories, and
seemed to havo forgotten all about it,
but when he arosj from the table he
aid: Well, young man! we might as
well havo that punishment business
i-ctttcd. I've decided to havo you work
' If.w?" as'ced Ernest, faintly.
"You must bring in tho eggs every
day while you star," said grandpa.
OX oh!" cried Ernest. "Hike. to
do that; it's just splendid!"
"Ami I'll giva you a cent a dozen
for all you'll bring in," said Grandma
"C tn't I help, too?" asked Elsie,
"Why. you havon'tgot to bj pin-i-dicd."
said grandpa; but then, maybs
it will do for some other time," and
the old man laughed heartily.
Then thi chihlr-n hurried away,
with merry shouts. .o hunt for eggs.
And it was such fun th y never were
tired of it. Ami grandma declared
:h( hens n"ver Iail o inanv eggs
In-fore.' Julia D. red:, in Youth's
FOUR FOOLISH PERSONS.
A Little Bay. h Xti? O'rt. a I.'ttlo Girl and
m Salty F.irnmr.
Once 'a little boy named Hubert sat
down :i:ul cried oai Ids birthdav. !.'
eae.so he was afraid he woeld not
haM a birthdav present. And at that
very mi ni-jnt a beautiful horse wa
going to him as fast as it could! It
was of just tho right sijn for a little
low and it was said to bn a very fat
(n-c'sing) horse, too; and Herbert was
very fond of riding lively horses.
votj iiii:iu litis a ul nts ii'vt
AaniT. Sslin Mc? 1 to go to tho Cen
tral Park, in Njw York, and look at
(he lions, tigers, panthers, and other
savage ani a!s; bnt one day. when
she was at h me, a pretty little four-
footed creature, not nearly so big as '
her shoe, ran across the room, and i
Nancy jumped up on a chair and
-screamed. The little creature did no!
wish to harm her. and it ran and hid
itself in a hole bnt Nancy Fcroamcd.
just the same, till some one came to
see who was trying to kill her.
Once there was a little grl who had
a lovely doll and a pretty live kitten.
One day the pretty kitton lay down
on the doll's lap and took a nap. This
crushed the doll's fine new dress.
Then the little girl was very angry at
tho kitten for doing this, and she
would not give tho poor kitten any
supper. Tile kitten cried, but he did
not know what ho had done. Hi was
onlv a kitten.
One day a foolish farmer started to
take a ba of corn to tho mill. As he
had strong arms ho held the bag so
very tightly that he burst a nig nolo
in o.ic corner of the bag. and the com
began to spill out. It spilled or.t
slowly all the way to the null; but the
man did not see it. and he was much
puzzled. "My bag grows very light."
lie said "and why do so many geeso
follow ran? They cackle for mc to
give them some of my corn, but I can
not sparo any. G !-o aro th foolish
est things I ever did see. II dgh-ho!
It's a long way to the inilL" St.
Good Advice to Girls.
To one of his daughters at school
Bi-diop Mcllvaiue gave the following
D m't cultivate that sort of violent
friendship which leads to a sort of
conlidcntial communication which can
not be made known to your parents.
Be very particular ns to whom you
allow to be familiar with yon.
as your near companions and
friends. First, know well the
person, before you allow a closer
intimacy; and the moment you see
an- thing wrong in aeo upaiion, think
what effect, it should have on your in
titnaey. Learn to say 'N !' decisive
ly, lo any requist or proposal which
vour j idgnient tells 3-011 is not right.
It is a great thing in a child to learn
O say 'No.' when it is right to do so.
Make it a ruTo to huar nothing from
any girl which you may not be al
lowed, and would no be willing, to
tell your dear mother. Ba careful to
Ijt nothing interfere with your regular
private prayers and reading of tho
fc'cripturjs; and labr to give your
whole hear: and life to GjcL"
A petrified fi.-,h about soventccu
and. a half inches long and six inches
thick was found on the Oregon mount;
ain 3,000 feet above the sea levill.
GUNS AND CRUISERS.
Am Alabama Congressman Chats Absaft
Vt Earopcaa U nr ship.
Congressman Herbert, who has been
abroad since the cloe of the last session
of Congress, devoted considerable at
tention to the study of naval matters.
His service as Chairman of the Naval
Affairs Committee in the hist Congress
made him especially familiar with tho
subject, and. of course, added to his
interest in his studies and researches.
I saw the fastest cruiser ever built,"
be said to your correspondent, Sho t
was just being completed by an En- i
glish -.firm when I visited her. She is j
finished now, however, and has ben
tested and makes, as I learn from the
builders, over twenty-one knots au
"How many miles is that, Mr. Her
bert?" "A knot," said the ex-Chairman of 1
the Naval Committee, with a look of j
pity for the ignorance of the newspaper
man who don't know a knot from a
mile, "a knot, my dear sir, is about a
mile ajid one-seventh. Apply your
mental aritumetie, and you will find
that twenty-one knots are equivalent
to twenty-four miles. As this vessel
it is safe to put down her speed at
nearly twenty-live miles an -hour, or
nearlv equal to a fair railroaifrate."
. "How does that compare with the I
speed attained oy our new cruisers?
"Well." was the frank reply, "it is
considerably ahead of us. Oar new
cruisers as now completed we began
several years ago, and have not all ths
appliances of the latest sort to secure
speed.- They make something over
sixteen knots an hour. We are prom
ised, however, that ono or two of tho
vessels lately contracted for will be .13
fast as any thing afloat in this line."
"D.ics this new fast cruiser carry
very large guns?"
guns, vou know.
do not carry large
She has four twenty-
one ton guns
and several smaller
"You don't call twenty-one ton guns J
"O. no: they are vc.y small compared 1
with the large guns made now." I
How large are the largest guns now
That is a little difficult to answer at
an oil-hand statement, bit: it is within
the limit to say that the great guns
now made, the greatest of them, shoot
a ball sixteen inches or more in diame
ter and weighing over 2,003 pounds."
"Ho-vfardo they shoot?" j
Some of the great guns now made
will shoot a ball fifteen miles." j
Fifteen miles you don't mean
that, do you. Mr. Herbert?" I
"Yes. fifteen miles. Of course, they
will not shoot with great precision that
distance, nor will they shoot so far as
that from the deck of a vessel. But
they can shoot that far with sufficient
accuracy, for instance, to throw a shot
into a city or among a fleet of vessels.
Of course, it would only bo by chance
that it would hit a single vessel if fired
at it at that distance. In fact, it would
be difficult, probably impossible, to see
the hull of a vessel that distance."
"Why can not these big guns bo
fired as well from a vessel's duck as on
"Because the deck of the vessel done
not offer the same firm and unyielding
foundation: and, lieside, the use of so
much powder and such a heavy gun
would make it likely to sink the vessel
from whwsc deck it was fired. You see
when they shoot these long distances
they elevate the gun that is to say,
they elevate the muzzle of it, so that
thegun stands at an angle of thirty or
even forty-five degrees to the earth's
surface. Of course, the recoil of a gn
weighing two hundred tons, when fired
with nunr'3 one thousand pounds o
powder would be something tremend
ous." Do the improvements in armor keep
pace with those in guns?"
"Well, they are now using armor for
t limited vessels, of a thickness of about
twenty-six to twenty-eight inches. Yet
they are able to make guns that will
How about dynamite guns and tor
That is still in an experimental stage.
The year past has demonstrated the
possibility of throwing a shell contain
ing a great quantity of dynamite a dis
tance of a mile or so. and exploding it
against a vessel. Uut some ot tlie ex
periments have led to a doubt as to tho
effectiveness of the dynamite when ex
ploded against the side of a vessel in
this way. It is still in the experimental
stage. Washington Cor. VMcinntUi
Points in a Good Horso.
A horse's head indicates his char
acter very much as a man's does. Vice
is shown in tho eye and mouth; intelli
gence in the eye and in the pose, in
the mobile nostril and active ear. Tho
size of the eye, the thinness of tho
skin, making the face bony, the large,
open, thin-edged nostril, the fine ear,
and the thin, fine mane and fore top,
arc indicative of high breeding, and
accompany a high-strung, nervous or
ganization, which, with good limbs and
muscular power, insures a considerable
degree of speed in the animals. Tha
stupidly lazy horie that drivers call a
"lunkhead" has a dull eye. usually a
narrow head and contracted poll. Ho
is always a blunderer, forgets himself
and stumbles on smooth ground, get
himself and his owner into difficulty,
calks himself, is sometimes positively
lazy, bnt often a hard goer. He needs
constant care and watchfulness on the
driver's part. A buyer of equine flesh
should -be able to detect the good and
bad qualities of the animal he con
templates purchasing. This valnablo
knowledge is only acquired by a care
ful stud of the various parts tot horso
physiognomy. Farmer's Advocate
OLD SQUIRE BEASLEY.
Tha OflldMtlnjc Gealoa of tha Famoaa
(iretaa Crera of America.
The village of Aberdeen, O., directly
opposite this city, has become famous
within the last quaiter of a century as
the Gretna Green c;f America. More
couples an? iu air ted there in a year
than in many targe cities of the coun
try. It is the haven of runaway lovers
from Kentucky, although couples go
there from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and
even New York. Aberdeen is a pretty
place of about nine hundred inhabit
ants. It is situated 011 the Ohio river,
sixty-one miles above Cincinnati, and
is reached by steamer and ferry
boat. The town is a leading tobacco
market. Runaway marriages have become-so
frequent at Aberdeen that tho
people pay no attention to them. There
ate sometimes six or seven weddings a
day. The veteran marrying 'Squire is
Massie B-asley, who is now seventy
seven years old. He has held his pres
ent office continuously for twenty years,
and is always re-elected without oppo
sition. Every grade of society appears
before 'Squire Basley to have the hy
meneal knot tied. He is a good-hearted
old fellow, and if the pair have no
money to pay the fee. whieli is often
the ease, he dismisses them with his
blessing. Some of the couples arrive
in carriages and are dres-ied ia silks
and broadcloth. Other enter his office
barefooted and in rags, but the 'Squiro
never turns them away, no matter how
forlorn or pitiable their condition. He
marries people at the dead of night
when they aro in a hurry to escape tho
wrath of pursuing fathers or brothers.
'Squire Beasley's office has furnished
many sensations which never got into
tho newspapers. On two or three oc
casions the wwliiing h:is been harshly
interrupted by the arrival of pursuers
just in time to prevent the ceremony.
Tjvj age of applicants for his services
makes no difference to Mr. Bea-dey.
He has united boys of thirteen and
girl of eleven, but up to this time hu
has never been involved in any trouble.
The oldest pair to enter matrimony be
fore the marrying 'Squire was a man
of eighty antl a woman of swvenM-two.
It had been a wonder how many men
children could be wedded without
making the justice liable to fi-ie and
imprisonment. It seems that Itea-Iey
is a law unto himself. He asks 110
questions, and aims to make- every body
happy without regard to age or color.
Most of his patrons are from Kentucky,
and tha marriage laws of that Stats
nre decidedly crude and indefinite.
Within tho lust five years Wet Virginia
has sent many of her young people to
Aberdeen to bo married. 'Squiro
Beasley has tied tho knot for 1.153
couples in the sixteen years of his
career in that time. His predecessor.
'Squire Shelton. who has been dead
manv years married 5.0)0 couples in
his lift". In thirty years nearly lO.GOD
psurs of lovers have bcn made happy
or miserable in Aberdeen..
'Squire Boasloy is youthful in spirits,
being a man of fine social qualities.
His office is at his residence, a two
story brick, just on the outskirts of tho
town. There, with his only son. Cap
tain Tom Beasley. he keps bachelor's
hall. The room used for matrimonial
purposes is large and attractive. It
contains an old-fashioned b-ok-e:isj
and table, cozy arm-chairs, a bedstead,
and the 'Squire's pet mocking bird.
The experiences of Mr. Beasley prove
that people will undergo almost any
hardship to get married. The run
aways knock at his doors at all hours
of the night in the worst of weather.
They come on horseback and on foot,
frequently being only a few minutes
ahead of the infuriated father.
The records of the 'Squire's offica
show that Lewis County. Kentucky,
sends the most runaways to Gretna
Green, although every county in that
Slate is well represented in his register.
Ohio couples are required to produce a
license, and in this way Mr. Beasley
saves himself from being amenable to
the laws of that State.
Although 'Squire Baasliy is a jovial
fellow, he is aggravatingly reticent
about his career as a dispenser of mat
rimonial bonds. He has refused re
peatedly to be interviewed on the sub
ject and will not have his picture taken.
The 'Squire keeps his records, not in a
book, but on slips of paper. He says
it is nobody's business who the people
are that come to him to get married,
and he will not reveal any of the many
interesting secrets of which he is tho
possesssor. A newspaper man once
offered him a 100.000 lor two of his
pictures and an interview, but he posi
tively declined to consider the proposi
tion. Mr. Beasley has made several
thousand dollars as tho result of his
reputation as the marrying "Squire of
America. Marjsvilte, (Ky.) Cor. Chi
Tho coasts of Lower California
abound with huge turtles, which weigh
from 300 to 400 pounds each. Doxtu h6
PitntaBanda. where a company is build
ing a large hotel, one of the workmen,
who is an expert swimmer and who
spends much time in the water, has be
come skillful in riding the big animals.
A traveler says that when the man sees
one that is big enough to ride, he rushes
into the water and mounts it. He has
a way of slapping the turtles on the side
of the head that makes them jog
along, and, by striking them, ho alsa
guides them. " He rode a big fellow near
the shore the other day as the stage
drove up the coast road, and the oc
cupants of the stage were so pleased
with the exhibition that they made up
a purse of $20 for the rider.
An ether-tight joint can be made
witii a screw-cap by just rubbing com
mon bar soap in the thread. The ether
will not penetrate through the soap.
ftfr. Holcomb, lately Secretary of
icncan Legation at PetlB. says
cmtot the 400.000.000 inhabitants
Chinese Empire fully 800,000.000
A less than one dollar ad Ifty
? month for food.
i contest over a seat in tha Marv-
Lcgislature is going on between
i men who bear the striking names
ii-tivelytof Scaggs and f Sasscer.
,fs is saw to be a man ol commanu-
abihty.' He recently remarked.
a pungency worthy of his hi
Ktation lor intellectual unliiancv:
L-on't stand any of your Sasscey. '
.A peculating student at Cornell
"ersitv. Ithaca, N: Y., was clectri-
the other day whea- he wjnit to ob-
a $10 note, part of whurh was pro-
ling from the pocket o a vest hang-
in an unoccupied rjbom. A pro-
('r hail connected tho vest bv an
ric wire to a signal bell. The vic
iwiade a clean breast or his deprcda-
Bunko man (tostranger) "Aren't
Il Mr. Smith, of Smithville?"
iger "No. sir. My name is Pres
of Philadelphia. I air forming a
: company to raise funds to devel-
iiic new and wonderful phenomenon
lib' has been unfolded Xo my friend.
LXeel " But by this time the
leman was blocks away. NL 1.
fhe old Connecticut pilgrim known
fce darned man" is dead. In young
ood his mind was unhinged by
udden death of his affianced bride.
(for the rest of his long life he
pea tnrougn tne Mate, always
tag his wedding suit. The great
of his life was to preserve that
And the only articles he ever
ted were needles and thread or
to mend it.
V. Pittsburgh coroner's jury rc-
ctmmy roturneu tne verdict ueain
frdSi delirium tremens resulting from.
acMeutal causes." At another in
qtS.' after hearing the doctor say
thBjtlie subject, who killed himself
wiH prussie acid, "only accelerated
hiStsth. which must have come from
co& roption in a very few weeks." the
juS; arrived at this unique verdict:
"ifith from consumption, accelerated
i. ..&..:.. ....t.i
oreign letters often come ad-
in queer fashion. A newspaper
ont to Paris to annouuee the death
gentleman at New York. Th
notice gave the customary ali
tor the funeral, adding. "Inter-
it Greenwood." To the bewil-
;;iat of the postman and the con
dition of the family, letters of con
ge were received addressed to
'Matilda Blank, So-and-so street.
Iifenant at Greenwood." The melan-
riam sftuenanra nan ocen lauen ior a
ftStif suburban annex, such as Yon-kflS-oa-H-.:dson.
TJke president of one of the leading
nflbwl corporations ol the Aortbwest
hLtrade the following prediction: "It
mt be long until points in Dakota
in five hundred miles of Duluto
1 sending wheat from their stations
Vtfslo for fifteen cents a bushel."
oceans that whea raised on Da-
soil at a cost of from twentv-
u . .. , . . , . ., ..
q to taircy cents a ouanei, who an
sthwnt of $5.90 per acre, will briBg
"HIT"', jumm laaifliti ?-
too seeiiosrCiK tewwrrtf ttbt rtsat
almost the same price that the Eastern
farmer receives, raised at double the
cost of production and on land repre
senting eight times the capital invested.
A Boston correspondent writes that
tho new rough-back playing cards, now
becoming somewhat popular, were in
vented by a well-known club man. Mr.
Endicott. He had been playing cards
at a club, and after going home and to
bed dreiuncd that he was playing poker
and made a misdeaL One of his com
panions who had an excellent hand re
proached him for making him lose the
benefit of it. "Very well," Endicott
said in hi3 dream; "if you had hail
rough-back cards it wouldn't have hap
pened. It isn't my fault." When he
awoke in the morning he remembered
his dream, and the idea of rough-backed
cards seemed to him a good one. He
reflected, experimented, perfected his
improvement, patented ic in three or
four countries, and is now likely to
make a fortune out of his dream.
CHANGED HIS OPINION.
A Man la Search or w Home Apologises to
a ltcatlnc Ageat.
A man who went out housc-irunting
became indignant when a real estate
agent demanded a deposit Cl fifty cents
for each key.
"What, do you suppose I want to
steal the keys?"
"Then why do yon want me to put up
money for them?"
..T. ia na... ,.1,1. Aja "
41, is UUt IIUUi .711.
"Yes, and one that reflects on ttoc
honesty of every man who lias dealings
with j'cu. Here s a dollar. Give me
keys to two of your houses which are
palaces now. but which will be tumble
down barns when I look at them."
Tho gentleman returned late in the
afternoon. "I don't like your houses,"
gaid he. "They are. as I expected,
nothing but barns. Here are your keys;
give mo my dollar. By the way. I owe
you an apology."
'You know I complained against
leaving a deposit for the keys."
"Said that such a demand reflected
upon my honesty."
"I wish to announce a change of
opinion, and commend such shrewd,
Well, I discovered, somewhat to mv
surprise, too, that if I hadn't left ttii
dollar with you 1 would not have n
turned the keys." ArkaHsato Traveler
XavatUM b Toiiu Aeen..Vie. Jai
iele or V rta.
The eoavejflent fashion of wearii
bodice ofQiffervnt material from
skirt stifl maintains its ground.
Thewaltz is agaiu in favor, but
' i . .
au holds its own. rue I
d.tricc originate;! at Brussels after
ttle of Waterloo.
Flower pins in white enamel
gem centers aro exceedingly popn
as. indeed, are enameled llowcr
Walking glove of Swedish ki
finely drossed doxskin. arj worn
promenade coiiu'iies. loese conii
cloth shades to m itch the toilet.
Shot stockings are out to wear v
evening gowns. Some of these h
open-work stripes in relief which
from the foot to the ankle and t:
across the leg horizontally.
There is no question but Hint
f.inev for broader bracelets is inc
iug. This fancy does not appear
distiiro tne popularity ot the :imm gl
and silver wire bangles whieh'woni
delight to wear iu numbers all the v
from one to twenty.
In the ornamentation of decorat
articles in silver, repousse oxidiz
and etching are conspicuous. Qxidi
effects which last year at this sea:
gave way more or less to white fini
are prominent. Gold decoration
laid on silver is of trequcut occurren
especially if the bilver object u
In vinaigrettes and colognes the
riety is indeed bewildering. Numbe
with latest designs are tinv silver o:
shaped to fit th) hollow of the hai
and to ba carrieu inside the g.ove wit
out any annoyance to the wearer. Ti
crystal tuoes closed at ono end ai
finished at the other with a gold top
which is set threo or four colored gen:
afford another varietv. as do the lit
silver ones representing Hat. rouu
bodied flasks, aud d-j-'or.ited with t
hawthorn pattern iu repousse work.
Tiie day of the siraiit gold-e.vsi
pencil is gone, and in its place h
conic some of the oddest cone-its im;i
inable. and designed usuallv as orn
mental appendage to the watch chai
There are pencils in.forni of a stick
sealing wax. wishbone, dog. monke
etc.. and varying in price all the w:
from one to ten or more dollars.
The silver deposit procest which h
become so popular for the decorati
of parasol, umbrella and cane hand!
is being employed with very artistic
suits on fine potterv. glass ami 17
Articles for the toilet are out in vario
choice faience with a silver coverin
which shows here and there throu
the silvel- trimming the color of t
ware. M T. World.
THE WORD TUMBLER.
Hew It Cam to b Appltot t Our Vm
Baa Ortaklas UMaallh
L for one. nevor thought why tl
large glass that holds our milk or-waJ
was called a tumbler until, obcs uptj
a time. I happened to havo lunched
at All-Souls' College. Oxford. Al
Souls' is a curious college. It has
students or "under-graduatex." as
call them ia England. It consists of
master and a number of "fellows" -
men who have taken their degrees ani
have distinguished themselves as schdj
4UskalilaSSSnia-a nuaJBt iUl--rnhrU
It llMssjy87e?to bea-M!(wof
All-Souls', mnst lie "well born, well
dressed, and a moderately good doctor
in singing." There is no question
nowadays of singing! But of good'
breeding and good scholarship there is- 1
And to be elected a fellow of AU-SouU
is a great honor.
One of the most distinguished fel
lows is Prof. Max Muller, the great
philologist, who. though he is a Ger
man by birth and was not educated at
Oxford, was elected to All-Soul's as a,
mark of respect for his immense learn
ing. The "common-room," or the fel
lows' smaller dining-room, is a delight
ful place, with its great fireplace and
its walls all wainscoat'id with black
oak. while through the great window,
with its heavy stone mullions. you Iixdc
out on to ancient ivy-grown building
round a quiet court which is tilled with
a space of velvet turf. On the day of
which I speak. Prof. Max Muller was
giving a luncheon in this splendid room
to the charming and talcutol Princess
Alice, the wife of the Grand Duke of
H sse Darmstadt, and second daughter
of Queen Victoria. There were not a
dozen guests besides tho Princess and
her husband, aud a vejy agreeable lun
cheon wo had. with ple.is.iut talk on all
kinds of interesting subj'c's.
But what excited the curiosity of all .
the strangers present was a set of tho
most attractive little round bowls of
ancient silver, about the size of a largo
orange. They were brought munil.
according to the custom of the place,
filled to the brim with the famous alo
brewed in the college. These, we were
told, were tumblers, and we wero
speedily shown how they came by their
names a fitting lesson for the gue-ts
of a philologist! When one of the?o
little bowls was empty it was placed
upon the table mouth downward. In
stantly, so perfect was its balance, it
Hew back into its proper position, as if
asking to be filled again. No matter
how it was treated, trundled along tha
tloor, balanced carefully on its side.
dropped suddenly upon the soft, tnick:
carpet, up it rolled again and settled
itself with a few gentle shakings ami
swaying into its place, like one of t h -o
India rubber tumbling do'ls your baby
brothers and sisters delight in. This,
hen wa3 the origin of our word tum
bler, at first made of silver, as are the-e
All-Souls' tumblers. Then, when j'la-s
became common, the round glides
that stood on a flat base super-fitted ih"
exquisitely balanced silver spheres and
stole their names so successfully that -
vou have to go to All-Souls' and a few
ther "lo !mni!s to see the real thing.
Powered by Open ONI