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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 11, 1888)
Ckaralac Nalanook and Plaaa Dmnmm tor i Hew the Bonanza Kins Made Orer Flv
oj and Girl, Mlllioa Dollar.
Tlie first short dresses worn by chil- j "One of the shrewdest tricks ever
3ren from six months to one year old played upon investors in mining se
fcy boys :md giU alike) are yoke sli,s ' curitics," said Alfred B. Sawyer, of
of nainsook made just short enough to . Sacramento, Cal., "was that engineered
scape being trod on as the child walks, j by the owners of the Consolidated Vir
These little slips have a round or i ginia in 187a There had been a great
pointed yoke of tine tucks, with feather j deal of speculation in Comstoek stocks,
Pitching or embroidery between, with J but the bottom had rather fallen out of
.-sleeve "slightly full at the wristband, J the market and prices were low. De
.and full skirt hemmed and tucked be- j siring to turn ati honest penny. Flood,
low, then gathered to the yoke. For j O'Brien and Mackay determined to
the second year "baby-waist" dresses j make an effort to boom the stock. Ac
Are made wi:h belt, yoke and full t cordingly Mackay one day left for Vir-
kirt; these have very deep yoke, with
short space (yet full) between the yoke
and belt. A sash of the nainsook with
trimmed ends may be added at the
sides of the belt, and tied behind in a
largo bow. Girls continue to wear
such dresses until they put on guimpu
waists, and indeed until they are ten
or twelve years old, but to show that
baby boys are boys, more boyish-looking
dresses are put on them when they
are two and a half years old. Thus
dor boys are one-piece dresses of piqito
rnade with round plaited waist ami
skirt, with much larger plaits sewed to
the. waist under a belt. The front of
the waist has a box plait down tho
middle, with six small side plaits on
each side of it. A turned-down collar.
'Open in front and back, is trimmed with
linen braid put on iu curves. Rows of
curled linen braid nro across tho
front plaits of the waist and the very
large box plait of the skirt; the re
niniudcr of the skirt may bo either in
large kilt plaits or in box plaits. Tho
belt and the sleeves are also braided.
The new Louis Quinzc suits of pique
lor boys three to fivcycarsibul dispenso
with a separate blouse of nainsook, and
Jiavc instead a full puffed front (like a
fedora vest) of all-over embroidered
muslin sewed on the front of the pique
underwaist to which the kill skirt of
pique is sewed. The little jacket of this
suit has a broad short back, with short
fronts curving away from the neck to
show the embroidered blouse-like front.
-and is also curved open up the under
arm seams, with curled linen braid for
the trimming. The collar is square be
hind, in sailor shape, and quite short in
front. The sailor suit also reappears
for boys of three to five years or more.
made of pique, either plain white, or J
-with tiny dots of blue or red, or with
colored stripes or cross rows on either
white or buff ground, lie kilt skirt is
sewed to a twilled cotton under-waist
which is covered in front with pique to
look like a sailor's shirt, the stripes be
ing laid across, and tho neck bound
without a collar. Over this is the sailor
blouse cut in a point low at the throat,
witit a deep collar, square behind.
Doiuted in front, and finished at the I
point with a bow or a sailor knot of P'kets, gained without once telling a
blue or red ribbon. . This dress is also'i lil' anil- in f:lcr b-v means of speaking
worn bv girls, and niav be made of blue the tn,th in an unusually open and un
gingham. flannel or serge, or of white reserved manner. Their previous rep
wools or plaid or striped cotton or wool utation had been such that the truth
good,. J from them was the only thing that
White muslins are niadcup with open would haw surprised those who had
cmbroiderv in all-over dosign for wear-I
ing with guimpe for girls of throe to
ten rears. The full round skirt is
gathered to the waist and scalloped at
the foot; the embroidery in wheels or
lattice pattern nearly covers it. The
round Iow-neekcd waist is cut out o!
the embroidery, and has a striped ef
fect given it by the lengthwise box
plaits of nainsook sewed upon it at in
tervals all around. Tho sleeves arc
.lialf-long, with a corded edge below,
and a pointed cap of embroidery at tho
top. The neck is simply corded.
Watered ribbon, two inches wide,
passes as a belt around the waist under
the plaits, ending in a bow on the left
.side. Small bows on the shoulders.
NOVELTIES IN JEWELRY.
-Odd DfAic"" in S'HtT-Plnn. Hroorhca,
Charui and lVndaata.
An oxidized silver blossom, having a
golden heart, is a pleasing pattern in
A seasonable pin is a snow-shoe of
oxidized silver, with meshes and fasten
ings in the bright metal.
Dainty little brooches of silver filigree
recently seen represented film' lace
jiarasols, mandolins and violins.
A plea-nig pattern in garter buckles
"is a flat scroll of K'iman gold, having a
border of enameled flowers sunk into
A pin admired by turfmen is a curled
liorseshoe, nail in nugget finished Ro
man gold, iu the head of which is set a
Coffet beans of gold or silver, tinted
iu contrasting shades, make peculiar
sleeve links. The regular bean shape
.is also used.
A pretty pendant for a lady's chain
is a pitcher of handsomely chased gold
with designs in enameL The lip and
bottom are of silver.
A soft shell clam of silver, is a pecu
liar niatch box, and the same design,
but on a larger scale, makes a tobacco
box both artistic and unique.
A scallop shell of silver, the ribs
represented by rows of diamonds and
holding a diamond in its center, is an
attractive butV'xpensive brooch.
An odd design in a brooch is a rani's
bead in relief with proudly curving
boms. Medallions, on which arc uie
li:eval heads, fill the space encircled
,by the horns.
An artistic locket charm, suitable for
small pictures, is of highlj chased gold
sind represents an open, fan. Tho sur
face is studded with minute forget-mo-mots
in natural colors.
A flat match safe, mended to bo
-worn as a watch charnA is of a size
snitablcfor wax matchetand has a
small ring for suspension from the
hain. It is uiade of eithVr sihrer or
-old, but without ornamentation of an
A LAUGHABLE RUSE.
ginia uity. aim on arriving at mac
place ordered that the shafts of the
Consolidated Virginia be strictly
guarded, and neither ingress or egress
permitted. More than live hundred
workmen were employed in the different
drift?, not one of whom was allowed to
ascend to the surface, while no out
sider was allowed to go anywhere near
the shafts. The news was of course 'at
once telegraphed all over the country
and caused tremendous excitement. It
was at once assumed that a great strike
had been made which the principal
stockholders desired to conceal from
the public and the stock accordingly
begau to mount skyward. Flood and
O'Brien both stated in the most
positive terms that no striko had
been made, and advised every one
not to invest, saying that the price
of the stock was far above its
value, and declaring that if it continued
torise they would dispose of their hold
ings. This only added fuel to tho
Haines, and tho stock rose from $35 to
$500. Flood, Mackay and O'Brien un
loaded all they had, and when this was
accomplished withdrew the guards
from the shafts and allowed the miners
to ascend. Of course each one of them
was eagerly questioned as to the cause
of his long detention underground, and
asked to give a description of the ore
body recently discovered, which was
assumed to be the cause of this unusual
proceeding. One nud all answered
that there had been no strike, and that
they could see iio reason for their de
tention. They had. been paid triple
wages for the time they had been kept
from going to the top of the shaft, but
could assign no reason for this course
of action. The speculators saw at once
.- . ...
that they had been victimized, and tiie
siock aroppeti in a uay neiow twenty.
The bonanza kings advised their friends
not to sell, saying that the stock was
worth more than the price asked, but
this was regarded as an effort to bolster
it up. and caused it to sink even lower.
The bonanza insiders bought it up. and
in less than three months from the time
when the shafts were closed held more
stock than ever before, and had a clear
profit of more than $5,000,000 in their
lT '' -" u.m. .iu ..jr
traded on their bad name with immense
advantage to themselves, victimizing
the entire population of the Pacific
coaet, as they had so often done, both
before and since." St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
j OFFICIAL RED TAPE.
The Work Canard by tlie list or a of a Two
I A letter signed with initials and
i mailed at the Washington post-office
' was received the other day at the Post-
' Office Department. The writer cn-
' closed a two-cent stamp, with the fol-
' lowing explanatory remark for tho
benefit of the Postmaster General:
"1 received a letter through your
office yesterday; the canceling stamp
failed to cancel the stamp. I tore the
stamp off ami used it. Now my con
science has got the best of me. You
will please find enclosed a two-cent
stamp to go to the "Conscience Fund.' "
As it was not money the stamp was
not sent to the Treasury Department,
where there is a social fund for tho
benefit of those who are overcome by
the pangs of conscience. The letter
was sent on ine oiuciai rounu and as-
lunch ink and good paper was con
sumed in recording its reception in the
department and its final disposition as
if it had been $10,000, instead of a
sickly two-cent stamp. It was first of
all recorded in the book of letters re
ceived in tho Postmaster-General's
office, and was then sent, as indorsed by 1
the chief clerk, to the Third Assistant
Postmaster-General. When it reaehed
the latter office it was referred by the
Third Assistant Postmaster-General to
the Finance Division. Another record
was made in the book of the office of
letters received and jacketed. Then it
found its way to the Finance Division.
The chief of that division pasted tho
stamp on the letter, drew two cross
marks through the stamp with his pen
and marked under it the word "can
celed" and signed his name. This op
eration was witnessed by a clerk, who
affixed his name as witness, and then
the ietter having reached the end of its
red tape journey, was duly and prop
erly deposited in the files, where it will
remain as an evidence to future gener
ations that this petit larceny upon tho
Government was regularly and offi
cially atoned for. In case the citizen
whose conscience was disturbed wishes
to establish the fact that he has made
restitution, he can refer to the docu
ments in the case, which the Post-Office
Department will kindly preserve for
him without charge. Washington Star.
Tho washerwoman finds her occu
pation almost gone through the intro
duction of machinery. The most inter
esting machine is the wbizzer, which
dries clothes in obs thousand revolu
tions a minute.
Why Cedar Wood I I7d la All l'art
Cedar is ued for cigar boxes because
it is the most porous wood, is ea-iiv
dried, and can be cut and nailed Letter
and quicker than hard wool, lint 4n:
principal reason is because of the flavor
which is contained in the essential oil
with which the wood is saturated. The
flavor of the oil evaporates freely and
has the most beneficial effect upon any
kind of tobacco.
The best cedar tho largest and finest
in color and quantity comes from th
southern Gulf coast of Mexico. Lately
the cedar market has been very much
depressed beeau.-c manufacturers o!
cheap cigar boxes have found it pr:vti
cable to use stained and grained wood,
in imitation of genuine cedar, for cheap
boxes. The grain is pressed on the
wood while it is running through ro'.l
ers, and the imitation is nearly pcrfe.-t.
except the peculiar aroma.
In Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala and the
Central American States cedar gro-.v.-in
forests, singly or in clumps of three
or four trees, and these trees are verv
often fifty to one hundred yards apart.
They grow frequently in company with
mahoganv. The trees being so far
apart it is very troublesome t go".
them out of the woods after they are
cut. In the majority of instances a
special path has to be made through
the woods, through which the timber is
dragged to a neighboring creek, the
water of which bears it to market.
The trees are cut by Indians or half
breeds, for which they are paid in
Mexico and the Central American
States, twenty-five to fifty cents a day.
The monteros who engage these people
generally manage it so that nothing is
left after pureha-ing the supplies, tools.
etc.; all thist is deducted out of th-i In
dians' or half-breeds pay, and if any
thing is left the montero usually gam
bles it away.
The chopping of the trees is generally
done during the dry season. When the
rainv season sets in, which is in the fall
months, the creeks and rivers commence
to swell, and the timber is floated down
, , , , . uiutcmcMi. uj un.iia aim Hill l)'iii.t n .... . , ...
to the larger streams, and from there it not;cej :l3 ou pass from the western W:IS a l,nivers,tv- I Jones has not heard tne sermon, per
is sent in rafts to the shippers near the ; o tlie e"astern tribes, the contrarv ' A Mournful Reflection. A Texas hails it would not be right to-xn-ct
seaeoast. Advances in the shape of i mav Jje sa!j 3o far . re,rani5 soci.i nmn was left S2.000 by the death of an him to pay any thing for it.' Epnc'i.
money, provisions, and tools are made i or,ranization." The 'condiTious for ac- nm'le in -w York. He drank deeply, j A Congressman dead again- wo i-
to the monteros by the shippers. Cedar I c7Hui:ltino- individual property are am" uent thrn"n inc property in two ' an's rights was talningto a dcleg-ite
and mahogany are shipped to New mnre fa-able in the west, but there n,onln?- While engaged in the com- to the International Council of Wdiih-s.
York, Havre, Liverpool and Hamburg';, 'j.,.,.1.' i i,r i.-ibit ,',f mikin"- plction of one of the railroads in Texas, ' "Whv." he said, "you women eai't b.
oil cimeu menu
The cedar is now in New nrk. Pos -
siblv it has am two or three seasons
where it lias oeen cut on account oi the
seasons not being rainy enough to float
fashion it into a square shape. How it
is made into cigar-boxes is a process
that can be readily imagined.
First, the log. if too long, is sawed off
to a required length. Then it is hauled
up an inclined plane to the mill. Here,
by means of an endless band and
veneer saws it is sawed into one-quarter
and three-sixteonths inch lumber.
The cut timber is taken to the drying
room where it is placed in racks where
the circulation of the air is free and ,
subjected to hot steam until tho moist-,
lire of the wood is all dried out. The
lumber is then taken out of the drying
room and planed. The seasoning and
planing constitute the most important
elements in a good cigar-box.
The timber is now finished, trimmed,
and the edges smoothed, and it is sawed
crosswise into the sides, bottoms and
tops of the cigar boxes. The selectors
now take hold of the cedar, and pick
out the best pieces for the front and the
worst for the back of the boxes. The
pieces are now ready to be put to
gether, but they must first receive what
ever printing and embossing the cigar
manufatiirer may require. A cigar
box ordinarily needs four or five im
pressions. Besides the brand, which
is stamped and printed on the top.
there arc legends, such as "Conchas
Specials," "Favoritas" and similar dis
tinguishing words printed on the sides.
The district internal revenue number
of the cigar factory using the box ami
the quantity is impressed, according to
law. ou the bottom of the box.
' The pieces are nailed into hooks first
that is, an end. and side piee are put
together. The hooks xre joined and
the box is ready for the top and bottom.
The latter is nailed on and a muslin
hinge is pasted on the former, which
secures it to the Itox.
From the nailing-room the boxes are
taken to the pasting-room. Here girls
paste the edges, labels, etc., and the
box is stood aside to dry. The box is
now ready to receive cigars. Some
times fancy touches in the way of
varnishing and putting on fancy paper
are desire.!, but the ordinary cedar
cigar-box receives the treatment I have
described. When it is recollected that a
cigar-box fulfills its mission the moment
it receives its cigars, and must be de
stroyed, by law. as soon as it becomes
empty, the number of boxes used in
this country, with the progress of tli
cigar industry and the law prescribing
them as the only packing for cigars, it
almost equals the number of hair-pins
manufactuted. X. T. Letter.
At Sullivan, on Frenchman's Bay,,
opposite Bar Harbor, they dig a shell
fish which some of the natives declare
superior to scollops. It is called razor
fish, from the fact that tbe shell is
shaped like a razor handle. The shell
is of a dark blue color, and it is quite
difficult to open it with a knife. These
fish are found in the mud, like clams.
They are very acute of hearing, and
disappear quickly when disturbed, so
that anybody who wants to get a mess
of them has to dig pretty lively.
B. D. Blackinore. anthor of the
"Lorn a Doone," runs the biggest mar
ket garden in England,
it to tidewater. It is now m rough j . j and when ;t-0- is m
logs, tne only attempt at dressing nond ,lrmh. sei.lireil a mav tiOIlbt hmv lmi
lipimr stmoli'tn remnre the lini-t nnil to . . . ... . ". . . . '
Hew the Law of Property Are Observed by
All the inhabitants of a winter station
receive Some share of the seals cap
tured. Any one might fish and use the
weirs made by others. Housemates,
but not plaeemates. were fed by the ,
families best off for food at the moment.
'Virtually the surplus of any individual
or community was made over to those
who had less." But the property
2ssential to each individual was secured
to him by a kind of supernatural
sanction, resembling the tabu. Appar
ently a man with. say. three coats was
not supposed to have this protection
extended to the third coat. If we sup
pose these lules. suddenly brought into
European civilization it is plain that
ixtensfre idleness would lie the first
result Those who had nothing would
use up tiie property of those who had
something while it lasted. Among
the Esquimaux the community checked
this partly by exposing the idler to
satirical songs at the meetings of place
mates. Iu places where, as in Danish
tVest Greenland. European influence
has been felt, the old communism
flourishes, but the old customary obli
gations to work have weakened, and
"the natural consequence has been im
poverishment." Capital punishment
is inflictod bv the decision of the com-
I mun5tv on witches and on individuals
obviously dangerous to the public.
Though the Esquimaux arc generally
regarded as chiefless. Dr. Rink in his j
new book says that each house or sta
tion has its chief or patriarch. A pun
ishment as severe as burning a man
out of the house in midwinter has been
noticed. There is another authority
the angakok a kind of brchon or
authorized wizanl ami judge.
AH this condition of society rests on
the extreme dependence of man on man j
in these verv small and isolated eonimu-'
uities. To be turned out of them would '
be nearly equivalent to death, or. at
least, to the condition of the Weendigo. j
! the lonelv ogre of Labrador. More-
. . . . .. ., .
'profuse gifts. A well-to-do western
, & uimaIIS fa 1!ko a rich Athenian of
obL Thp .ftj of th(J formcr Mgwcr to
the "liturgsis" of the latter.
tne giving win last, i here is arising
something like the system of rank i
which prevails among the Indians I
further south. The keeping of slaves,
"of all habits the one apparently most
at variance with Esquimaux sociid
life." is developed. Among the Ahts, I
a neighboring Indian people, "the per- j
son who gives away most property re- t
ceives the greatest praise and in time
acquires the highest rank, not hered
rtarv. "obtainable by such means."
, , iertty re,
of a e - a ..m
.. ' e?.-,j . .,,.
nursing a con
stituency Saturday Renew.
WHY PAPA CONSENTED,
Irate Parent Wi ladacwd ta
ltlF9 111 Moa-ln-Law.
A friend of mine related to me his ex
perience in reconciling a testy old fel
low to the marriage engagement of his
f-,nritrnl.oicrtltl- All- f tlfrtrwinnt 1-koiniv
.. .",. , . . . l
a discreet aim nenevoienc character
ami iiitimoto Yvitli ?ilt tTie ruiremic inn. i
cerned.was persuaded bv the TOuns
people to intercede on their behalf. He I
undertook the task with no little hesi
tation, and the reception which his
overtures met was not calculated to
raise any hopes. He hegan by repre
senting to paterfamilias the exceeding
cleverness of his would-be son-in-law
and the brilliant futile which certainly
lies before him. Tfiis. however, pro
duced not the least effect, and he suc
ceeded no better when he fell back
upon the young man's tine moral epial-
ities and solid worth. At last the po-.
tential father-in-law exclaimed: "Now, ,
. you nave iniu me a ioi oi sum iu
praise of this fellow who wants to
iiiarrv mv daughter be honest, and
sav what there is to be said against
Being thus taken in flank, as it were,
the family friend, a ridiculously con
scientious person, admitted, with some
hesitation, that the matrimonial aspir
ant is rather unpopular, that his man
ners are not pleasant, that he is sup
posed to be sullen at times, etc.. etc.
"Hum!" said the old gentleman, prick
ing up his ears, has he many friends?"
No," the go-between confessed. "I
am afraid not-" "Well," the stern
parent declared, unbending at last, "I
don't know but what Fanny may have
him if she likes. He is evidently dis
agreeable enough, but. in my opinion,
the kind of man that you describe
makes a pretty safe husband. Your
jolly, popular men are always spend
ing other people's money and devoting
themselves to other people's wives,
fcuwy is a sensible girl, and if she
wants to marry this young fellow 1
woif t stand ii; the way." Boston Post.
Husband (to wife) Tve been out
half the day trying to collect money,
and I'm mad enough to break the fur
niture. It beats all how some men will
put off and put off. A man who owes
money and won't pay it isn't fit to as
sociate Servant (opening the door) Tho
butcher, sorr. is down-stairs with his
Husband Tell him to call again.
. and influence are admired bv this "
The young fellow who has expecta
tions finds no difficulty in sailing aliout
on his heirship. Binghamton Leader.
Speak of a man as you nd him.
If you lind him in Canada, forget that
you knew him in the States. X. O.
Cork is the latest material proposed
for making rail-oad cars. The idea is
that in case of collision it would simply
bound off the track.
Jones "Fish arc spoken of as the
fisherman's harvest. Why is that?'
Smith "Because the fishermen have to
plow l he waves to get them." Boston
A new lubricant that is coming
into use" iu Germany is mustard oil. It
remains fluid at the low temperature of
fourteen degrees Fahrenheit, ami will
keep unchanged for years.
The champion meanest man is the
husband who placed his pocketbook in
a mouse-trap, so that ids wife could not
get at it in the early morning without
liberating a mouse. Baltimore Ameri
can. Silver, generally a very desirable
metal, is a source of great annovanc?
to the manufacturer of white lead. for.
if present in an appreciable quantity, it
spoils the color of the finished product,
owing to the well-known blackening
effect of light upon the salts of silver.
Generous man (on ferry boat)
That is rich. Funniest thing I've read
in some time (reads it to a sour-looking
man next him.) Don't you see any
thin? funnv in that? Whv don't von
' laugh?' Sour-looking Man "If you'd claimed poem will claim about eveiy
i spent three hours scratching the" hair thing and any thing. Bud-jcl.
i off your head Irving-to Kike out that' A man went into an editor's office
' joke, you wouldn't laugh much.' ' in Boston. Mass., one day la-t week,
j "What was the biggest school of transacted his business iu half a di..-n
I mackerel you ever saw?" asked a sum-' words, and left without offering an.
i mer boarder of old Captain Gloster. advice whatever as to the conduct of
"The biggest school of mackerel I ever
saw?" repeated the captain, shifting
his quid and hitching up his trousers.
"Well, ma'am, tho biggest school of
mackerel I ever saw was offthe Banks,
away back In '61. But. ma'am, that
t wasn't no school of mackerel. That
ne receiveu nonce mar. ne nail laiien
heir, this time to $5,000. "Allow me
to congratulate vou." said one of his
fellow-workmen. "Congratulate noth -
ing! said the man dismally. "It looks wa. Critic
very much as though there was sonio I She "My! wasn't that a dreary
kind of a plot on foot to kill me off." j play? Not a gleam of humor in .:.
Texas Silings: , But don't you think some of the serio.n
The annual royalty exacted by the speeches were most effective?" !! -Bell
Telephone Company from its busi- "Why shouldn't they be? The airhor
jiess is $14 per set of instruments. It has had the best training in tins worM
fells nothing. In New York State, at for serious and tragie writing." !e
least, in addition to these royalties it ' "Indeed?' He "Yes; lie was ed.tor
also exacts from its licenses a further of an English comic paper for tli re
consideration in the form of a donation years." Detroit Free Press.
of thirty-five per cent, of the capital She "My darling, it see.n -neb a
stock of its licenses. It also exacts a little while since we entered thw hou.
commission upon all extra territorial to begin life together. The glad spring
and telegraph business done by the : time hail just begun, the air was vocal
licenses oi niiecn per cent, on tne :
fifteen per cent, of the
An easy-going couple live in Spring-1
field, Mass. They aro young, have ,
been married about four and a half f
rears, and have three children. The
husaand has left his familv three times. !
and each time the wife has sold the
goods and returned to her parents.
taking back her spouse every time he
rntiiriiml- and Inlninv refurnish. Knr.
, . , . .- . , ,
i iiierniore, sue ten mm twice, ivuen ne
jn turn sold their common possessions.
if nothing had
occurred out of tbe
OUNCES OF PREVENTION.
Valuable Sasstion for Foad Yoaag
Mother nod Father.
If you have any reganl for the future
health of baby do not fall into the habit
of giving him "little tastes" of everv
thing. It not onlv disarranges his
stoitmcli. hot mrl:es him easili- dws.-itis-
fieil with his own- fooiL A cIinil wl)(
has never been aijoweii to eat of this J
and ti,at j,lst to see whether he likes it t
or noU whcn weanP,l WJH sit UD t the
t M and eat hs ,)Ircc of b,.ea(l con.
tentcdly while the pnudiifgs and pios
are passed around him. He does not
associate these articles of food with
himself but with the larger people and
remains satisfied with his own limited
bill of fare. We know this is so from
experience, and also that the first piece
of cake or doughnut given the child
will surely be remembered. The littl
one who visits much can never be reg
ulated in reganl to diet, sleep or in fact
any of his habits. We are strongly in
favor of keeping babies at home; even
visits to grandparents are not always
satisfactory. It is much better for
grandma to take the little outing which
she needs and will enjoy, and visit the
baby in its own home. A glance
through a railway car will usually fur
nish a type of a mother's enjoyment in
visiting and traveling. The memory of
several such undertakings is yet tresh
in our own mind and we can not refrain
from advising young mothers to keep
the babies quietly at home. Then if
sickness comes there will be no vain re
grets that the home and its comforts
had been left. But visiting with excite
ments, unfamiliar surroundings and
changes of diet are one thing, and
healthful out-door life is another. Every
baby should get a breath of fresh air
each day unless the weather is severe.
In that case it should be wrapped up
and the air in the living room entirely
changed. Bear this in mind unless
your child has grave disease, the longer
you nan postpone giving drugs and
medicines, the better it will be for the
"A friend in need" is doubtles- a
good institution, but too many needy
friends keeps a fellow continually
broke. The Colonel.
A man who exercises a profound
influence over the C.ar i.- Ivan of Croii
stailt. a hermit priest, who is said to
perform miracles and whom the Car
frequently visits in hi., ninna-tic cell.
Old man (at the head of the stairs)
'Hadn't that young man gone yet.
Clara?" Daughter "No. papa; are
we disturbing you?" Old man "Ye-:
the silence down there is oppressive."
A" T. Sun.
A New York physician says tha
the guillotine is the most comfortable .
death. Every doctor should have one
in his office and thereby save his pa
tients much suffering. Muiiwupott
McQuillen "Vanderoiifs Fre-ieh
! cook doesn't know how to mak
pie." Curtis "What doe Van i-.iv
him?" MeQuillen "$10,001" Cur N
"He's worth it." Philadelphia Cut.
Police Judge "Young man. ou
are charged with agr.wev." "Ye-.
and it's an outrage. I'm merelv out of
! employment after having worked o-i
sonte of the best papers in the coun
try.' "O. you're a newspaper ma-i.
eh?" "No. sir: I'm a journalis."
The cl limant of the authorship of
"Beautiful Snow" also claims to be :h
inventor of roller skates: but peoide
have long ago b-eonie reconciled to :.!
fact that the claimants of the miu-h-
the paper. At last accounts tin? editor
was very low. Tid-Bits.
I A sq-iare minister. After one or
two gentle efforts on the patt of :Iie
collector to awaken Deacon Jon"., th-
minister said from the pulpit: -N . -
mind. Brother Lavman. as l).-;:co i
men. vou can t vote aim vmi c:n t
fight." "Cau't tight, can't
said, with a cold glare in
! "You are a bachelor, ain't you
wun uims ami migrant wiui nowcr:
yet just think, it's almost a year." ii -
"That's so. I received notit-e fron
the landlord this morning tha if I
wanted to stay in this house I'd better
come around and renew the leae. H-s
going to raise the rent on me. :..
Yes. it's nearly a year."
"lou accepted a story last week,
he said to the editor, sent you by my
little daughter, aged fourteen. A - n
is very uncertain iu her spelling, an I
very sensitive on the subject, she :ike I
me to look in and correct it before yo.i
print it in your Children's Departm-n'. .
1 see von have it before vou ort v r
desk 'Redd lied Gim.' " "Correct:
Children's Department!" shrieked the
editor. "Why. man. that's the be-t
dialect storv we've accepted iu a vear! '
THE COWARDLY CYCLONE.
It ver Tarktr Anj Thins r lt Ouii
Six and .Strea-jili.
"I -ce." said the old fellow who U
' much :u mtaiutc.1 with the ways of the
West, "that the cyclone has bee:ita'-"ng
a turn in the South. Do you know tlx.it
there's nothing more cowardly than a
Yes. cowardly. Did you ever kow
a cyclone to tackle any thing of its
size? Did you ever know a cyclone
to make a dash at a great city? No.
for that's not tho nature of a cyclone!
Wheu is a cyclone happiest? When
it can slip up on some little weather
boarded town that has just gone to
sleep. Then it dances a jig of furious
glee. It dashes at the court-house and
scatters it about the public square:
seizes the Methodist church and slams
its life out against the town hall;
wrenches the groaning windlass froai
the town well and kills the .iayor with
it. and then enters upon the frolic of
general destruction. But how dos it
act when it strikes a great city? It is
like the cowboy who, having shot out
the lights of a frontier saloon and
made himself master of the place, goe-.
to a big town and piteously begs for a
drink. It gathers up dust and throws
it in the eyes of the people, but it does
not demolish the chamber of com
merce. It howls with cowardly Tage.
and then dozes in a vacant lot. Never
mind.' it says to itself. I know what I
am doing. Yonder is a countryman
with a blanket about his shoulders. He
lives in a little village out in Iowa. I'll
follow him out home. and. after he has
gone tc .sleep, 111 pick him up and
beat his life out against tho ground.
Then 111 go into the village park and
tangle the maple trees 'like ocean
weeds heaped oa a surf-beaten shore.
No, sir." the Westerner continued,
there is nothing more cowardly thaa
the cyclone.' Arkmnsaw TravtUr.
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