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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 26, 1888)
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FUNNY THINQA 1A1Y It.
:. WUJi It IIHU, if rlnldeil phli
, Basra a aatf upon It heart.
MatUad, nswpl, whit and ml
nmaiumwulnir. eherry nos
ItolU May, Bticlirred toes
Tnriv, very ccruin 'Ua
thtttf a baby I.
Batta aMain- 1U7 will hrinf
Cfcaafss Mtn etrrjr thing :
Mater m distinction shows,
Scatty half In (totting longer,
LMM UaMM brooming ilrungcr.
MNH with thilr longing eye
"Wate. IU freaks la pleated rpH.
1 Will ft eoaje W IU tn or pr
Tla no attr that will splits
, Depsaduponlts apiwltta
' V4tt Vrj certain 'IU
I"nnj thing nlabyln.
,r Hay salt wilt own to ps
Tnt liuit. pdr amis
e Una ilghly mutton her
a (Ma teaasd and trwnhM inhere.
V,' If t, boy partapi 'twill b
, man thiui you of met
iJr ba to t'ontreaa af ni,
" ' Mayba nuke a tTealdont.
Bhe the arepter jret inav wield ;
Wit and Renins nt her (art
Shall rehearse a utiiry awnet,
. .. .Ortha glamour nt nor ro , .
'Ill '! rWtnterhairl4iiiMlfn. ,(
Hut tha lme none can tell, i
Hall III or be It Kdl:
Yet n truth most crrliiln "tla
Kunny thing a luby l.
. ONE WOMAN'S WAY.
The Orand Work Aooorapllahdd by
Pretty Mrs. Jonuor.
Tlio ohnrltnblc eommlltoo hud boon
holding n grave coiiHultatlon. The
town, nameless In mjr "tory. was pecu
liar In having twodlstlnotlocnl features,
and two differing not of inhabi
tants. Walking in ono part of lta tor
'ffitory. whore, surrounding ho green
caaftnu, tho -college bultdlsg lifted
their stately frontH, thn Victor wan
aware of a tranquil nlinospro, illn
iurbed periodically by gust 'of boyish
gloo nnd tho nhouU of baso-ball and
tennis players; yot tho dotnlnnnt fol
ing horo wan of arlntrocratiu repose
and seclusion. At tho opimslte end
worn tall, black-browed factories, with
many grimy windows and chimneys
belchlng smoko In ptiffn and clouds,
whllo all day tho hum of spindles and
tho whirr of loom told tholr tnlo of
nnxlous industry. About tho factories
clustered the swarming homo of tho
operatives, and fringing thofto, like
tnttors on the edge of a garment, wore
tho saloons, which did their bout to rob
the working mun of hin wages, and
break tho heart of hin wlfo nnd chll
drun. Ah tho Jows hml no dealings with
tho Samaritans, equally at remote from
Intercourse, and alien In fooling, wuro
tho peoplo of the college qtturtor and
tho peoplo of tho town. Tito ohtirchon
did what they ootild hi an Intermittent
faahlon, to bridge the gulf, hut tholr
efforts wore not miocomjfiil, and they
failed to get Into tho lutiiir life of tho
ouUldorH, to whom their lntoront
camo with a hnlf-tint'onnuloim tone of
tNitroniigo quickly rtmunted for none
tiro more hoiinUIvo than tho poor. Tho
charity organization did liettor, and
sllll, when tho year' work camo up for
eetlmate, there wh alwaynUlHuppolnt
mont hccatiHo of ovldont fallare.
"The (iroxhami are hollow," aatd
innmomhor, ptiahlngbnok hl nnncta
clou from hin pawled oyen. "Father,
a good workman, but Holdout Hiibor,
and growing worm weekly. Mother,
dlHcoiiragoil and frlvoloun, a gmlder
almut, our vUiloM nay. Jako, In Jail
three month for theft. Sally, nont to
Iho rornrmntory. I.uey, .lohn, Theo.
doro nnd (litrllfld, all taking their
turiiH at banket bogging. H'm luitoulah
Ing that an Ainurlonn family can ntnk
"Amerleitun Rnrpn.su forotgunrx In
cjipnolty for nhlftlowniitH, when onoo
they have lost tholr Holfiv8wot," mild
Kov. Dr. Kvandorf, with ompluiMU.
"Wemayiw well crowi tho (inwh.
ams from tho llsit," nald Mrit. Luean,
addrenslng tho olmlrnmn. "Wo ought
tonnslHt the worthy poor. TbosotiroHh
nranaro distinctly ttuworthy."
"Thn Iord does not treat tin on that
basin, Mm. Lucas," romoiiHtratod Dea
con llayhVld, Hhuklng bin grizzled
Bead. "For that matter, lie ban long
atifforlng for the worst of tin uilaorablo
hlnnors. I don't want to abandon tho
GroshamH yet, though I confess I don't
two what more wo can do."
A hIIoiioo fell upon tho committor.
It was broken by u oloar, boll like volco
from a lady on tho outer run of the el p.
cle. She wiii the youngest person pros
out. blue eyod an a baby, with, wavy,
golden hair, and color that deepened
from Mioll pink to blush rose, as she
modestly naldt "I will tako thtvrnh
hitih for next your, Mr. Chairman. Let
ma huve tho family as my spoclnl
Mrs. Lucas frowned, tho deacon
beamed, tho good committee, as a
Whole, worn an air of relief, and leaving
tho troublesome Uroshams to Mrs. Jen
uor, passed on to other themes.
Pitying her llrst visit to tho (5reh-
nm h abode, pretty Mrs. Jonnor had
aiocd or all her courage. Tho homo
was unlike any sho had over soon. No
word except "squalor" wiut sufficient
to describe tho kind of shameless, cnit-at-tho
elbows, defiant poverty, which
proclaimed itself la the ronU and tears
of tho frouxy mother'- gown, In tho
dirty floor and windows, tho broken
chairs, tho rusty stovo, tho wretched
apologies for lieds, and the general
confusion and the luck of thrift. Paus
ing on the threshold, Mrs. Jouner took
la every thing at a glance, but tho bluo
fen, with tho forgot-mu-not luster, ap
parently saw nothing except tho wall
Ing Infant on a pillow In tho old cane
rooker. It was a peculiarity of the
Grtwhan'H to have always a baby, nnd
howaverthe mother might ottff and
Boom tno other children, sho was
womanly enough still to have gentle
noss for ovory new comer Into tho un
The baby U toothing, I nee,' mild
Mrs. Jonnor, lifting him up with ten
der care. "What a protty boyj Would
youUndhlm to ma for nn hour, Mrs.
.r.n . t . -
Orenhamf I'll take the best care of
htm; t have been ueed to llttto brother
and ttlntern at koao. I'loano lot no
carry him off for a drive!"
As sho spoke, ohe wae dipping hor
oft handkerchief Into liream at tho
dirty sink, and waahlng the not over
eloan and fevor-fltwhed little face. Of
thn soiled ellp and shrunken flannel
skirt (the took no notion, and as tha
moaning child, soothed nnd rofroshod,
smiled up Into hor fnco, eho stooped
and kNsoj the little forehead.
Knd she been an Amaton. Instnad of
merely a vain, lncnpablo woman, Mrs.
(Irosham would have boon won by at
tention like this to hor darling, and
standing with arms akimbo, a flock of
hnro-footod boy nnd gfrls In the back
ground, she romplnoontly wntohiil her
visitor step Into tho luxiirloiHcirrliigo,
gather tho lit-role over tho baby and
drive away toward tho green fields In
the distance. Then she drew a long
breath of woadorand pride.
Wits It fnnuy. or, when the hour wai
over and tlio little ono brought back,
did Mrs. Jonnor perceive nn oftYct as
of picking up and straightening out in
the wretched living room? Had Mrs.
(iroiliain for once endeavored to "tidy
the place a bit," that It might wear a
more cheerful look In bur visitor's
If ho, thn little lady tnude no sign.
In a day or two nho caino again, bring
ing a sc.iilot geranium and a pot of
mignonette a pretty ribbon also for lit
tle Lucy's hull'.
"I thought one of tho boys would
fix a little shelf where tlio-o flowers
could stand In the nunHliliio," slid wild,
Anil the result, which she expected,
followed; for the bright flowers liegged
In tholr own winsome way for a clear
pane of glim and gained It. The
('loan pane was tlio entering wedgo.
Mrs. Jenuer ot nerved It, ami mentally
thanked (Sod for so much progress. A
clean floor would come In time. And
tho ribbon made Lucy happy and unli
able. She behaved better all day.
Jako, n big, shuffling follow, with
tho prison taint upon him, tumble to
got work hecutiHo of tho report of his
illshoucsty) which mado every one sus
picious, was Mrs. .Tenner's' next ob
ject of attack. She prayed over that
boy; she wont from ono tradesman to
another, trying to obtain work for him;
she llsU'tiod with patleuro whllo his
mother, tho mendicant whine In hor
voire, besought Mrs. Jenuer to clotho
tho hid decently. Fortunately Mrs.
iTcuiier knew where and whoa to nay
Sullen nnd mortified, tho boy avoided
her gar.o, slouched nut of the house
when he saw her coming, hiinsr his
head and answered her curtly whoa
sho surprised blin within. Hut none
tho less wiih Mrs. Jenuer determined,
(iod helping hor, to save Jako.
"1 wouldn't Insult him by giving him
olotheV nho replied, when Mrs.
(iroshum had been more urgent than
usual "hut if Juke will earn the money
to pay for them"
"Karn tho moneyl" ojiu'tilnted Mrs.
Orosham, with a scornful sniff. "It's
likely he could earn It, when his cliur
actor's Is gone, and not it soul In 'town
will employ him at any price."
"I will employ him myself, and pay
him, too," promptly responded his
frlond, not minding thoohttlunto set of
Jake's shoulders, and tho Hinging
back of his shaggy head. The hair
had grown since tho prison shears had
cropped It closely.
"Jako," tdio said, looking at him
wlnnlngly, "my pony, Frisk, needs
somebody to groom him, and I
want him exercised ovory morn
ing. Mr. Jonnor was saying this
very day that tho lawn-mower will
rust If It Isn't ued, to say nothing of
its being a shame, that our lawn should
look worse than any In tho neighbor
hood. Now, If you'll eomo and take
charge of Frisk, and see to the lawn,
you shall be well p;i!dj and you'll soon
earn as fine a stilt of clothing as a young
Tho light leaped Into tho lad'a face.
If he had a passion for any thing, it
was for horses, and to take care of
Mrs. Jenuor's pony seemed to him pro
motion indeed. lint Mr.. .Jonnor had
gone through In persuading Donald,
hor trmty old coaehinun. to surfer this
new recruit's Invasion, sho alone could
have told. Hut Donald was a Christian,
like his mlHtress, and could refuse her
nothing when tlio appeal was mado "in
Not a (irosham, boy and girl, could
bo persuaded to go to Sunday-school.
It had happened, as Mrs. Jenuer dis
covered by diligent Inquiry, that occa
sionally one or tho girls, when lirat ar
rayed In new apparel from hood to
foot, tho gift of some kind frlond,
would, for a Sabbath or two, In the
neighborhood of Christmas, attend
some one's chit; but us a rule this
lasted only until tho bonnet or gown
hnd lost Its freshness. The (iroshams
wore not even Sunday-school vagrants.
They were open Sabbath-breakers,
with no belief In (iod or Heaven.
Thoro was not a Hlblo In tho house.
Ono sometimes found a tawdry novel
or a copy of tho Why (lt:ette, but
ipithltig lit to road, nothing that was
"Mr. Lester" Mrs. Jonnor ad
dressed the superintendent of tho First
Church Sunday-school, one ovonlmr
nfter prayer mooting -"please Had
some ono else to take my class. I ant
going to open u Sunday-school nt
Drawing him aside, she told him of
hor plan, It was to gather the (irosham
children In her own parlor ovory Sab
bath afternoon, teaching them tho
Bible, and after simple cxorcUes,
prayer and a hymn, llnlshlug tho ses
sion with a treat of rakes or fruit.
"I think," sho said, modestly, "thnt
I can got hold of them In that way.
Jako promises that his brothers shall
"Aren't you afraid to have Jnko
(irosham about your place so familiar
ly," asked Mr. Lester "with hi rep
utation?" A flash shot from tho soft bluo oyes.
"Whatever his reputation may have
Iwon, Mr. Lostor. tho boy is building
up a now character. My husband says
ho would trust him any whom. And
ho U to tw apprenticed to our good
Mr. flray, who any Jacob will make a
vapltul blacksmith. How li a follow
ever to make up for a patt crime If
thoro It no forglvonos In thin world?"
" You aro right. I bog your pardon,"
replied Mr. Lteter. "Well, wo shall
loso ono of our best toochor, hut I see
no other way, for you, with your con
science. You socio to havo adopted the
I hnvo," nhn nnswerod, simply.
Sho already had a plan forolnvaUn?
Sally, who wan lit homo ngaln, and
ovory ono of thorn wan on hnr mind,
Tho question Is whether there l a
more excellent way to help tho poor
than this of Mrs. Jonnor's. When
each family, among tho well-to-do and
Christ-loving, shall become responsi
ble for some other family, nnltlior God
fearing nor comfortable, giving them
personal caro and applying Individual
help to tholr up-llftlug, our charitable
boards, In smaller towns at least, wilt
have easier work. When I had my
last talk with Mrs. Jonnor, the gulf
between thn college folks and thn fac
tory people was not yet bridged; tho
social conditions of my nameless town,
on tho surface, Were about what they
hail been for years.
Hut tho (Sroshums worn on the mend.
Tho father had mado a struggle to
overcome his besetting sin; tho home
had become oleuner anil was tuoro com
fortably furnished, and the flower In
the window was multiplied by a dozen.
Tike boys were all learning trades, and
gave promise of working steadily; the
girls, taught by Mrs. Jouner, had
learned to cook anil to sew; anil the
mi it her, for tho llrst time In many
years, did her washing nnd Ironing on
their iippointed days, wore cIimui nnd
whole gowns and di.MiliiIned to beg.
One woman's wuy of helping had In
this case borno good fruit. t'oiiyngu
tiunaliit. OREEDY REPTILES.
Thn Itsblln nml Voracity of thn Common
Hlaeksnakos always feed on live prey
nnd possess a power over tholr prey
that In truly wonderful, and I think
that birds, old and young, nro their
main dependence for food old birds
aro raptured by them with ease. I cap
tured a snake nearly live feet long that
had a full-fledged song sparrow In Its
body about six Inches from It head.
Tlioy feed on any kind of llvo proy
within their capacity, and have been
caught with a voting rabbit in their
body. They also are successful hunters
of bird's nests for tho young, nnd will
climb triHss In their sourch. I was once
near an orchard when I heard robins
making a great outcry, evldontlydls
tiirbed by something. I went to see tho
cause and illscovernd a largo black
snake at their nest in an apple tree
about fifteen foul from tile ground. Tho
tree was about one foot lit diameter
and seven or eight feet up tot tho
branches. Tho branch on which the
nest was, stood olT at an angle of about
forty-live degrees. When tho snako
saw mo ho glided down on tho topside
to the brunch, and when ho remdied
tho trunk ho slid olT and dropped to
tho ground. In hin mouth was a young
bird partly swallowed, which proved
such a clog to him that he could not
run rapidly hi the grass and 1 captured
Many stories are told of their oluis
lug people. I have seen persons who
claim to have been chased by them,
mid sometimes It was by a racer, a
blacksuaku with a white ring around its
neck. 1 itover saw a snake of that (to
Hcrlptioii, and I know of no authority
claiming tho existence of such a snake.
A hlacksmtko llvo or six feet long can
outrun a man. Their speed I have re
peatedly witnessed, when they have
escaied from mo. Now if they chase
people, why do they not catch them?
and If they should catch a person,
what could they do with thorn? Cer
tainly they could not use them as food.
It Is slugularthat so many persons have
tioett chased by thorn and yet no in
stance has been reported where they
have been caught.
The racer. doorllod as a black snako
with a white ring around Its neck, ox
Ists only In tho Imagination of fright
ened people. It has no place In natu
ral history, nttd yet I know several per
sons who claim to have been chased by
them, and were just us sure of the
white ring as they wuro of being
chnsud. t'orciil itmt Strewn.
No Fool Like an Old One.
What silly things peoplo do; what
silly things people have done; what
silly things people will do till tho end
of time. There Is no ago nt which a
man loses nil bin sentiment; no age at
which a woman Is not sentimental.
!.ook at this courtly old gentleman
talking to a tweet and oharmlug innldou
of eighteen In tho ball room. What In
he thinking? Although ho may have
tho lient wife In tho world, and love
and respect hor, tho wish ntlll passes
through hln mind thnt ho wore young
once ngaln to lovo and win her. Sho
has a bouquet of roses In her hand. Sho
picks one of tho prettiest out and gives
It to him. Watch him take It. Ho
puts It to his lips with that old
fashioned grace. Ho Imws and holds
her hand to tho lips where tho rose
has been. He puts it In a button-hole,
and there comes Into his face, tin he
watches tho fair giver swept off Into
the ilnnoo, n look of mingled pleasure
and sadness. You can't tell mo that
man's heart Is hardened to tho world.
Ho Is a judge, accustomed to try hard
eases, to see human nature In Its
msauest, In Its mot contemptlhlo form.
See, ho comes back. Ho is looking for
something. Ho has dropped tho rose
by accident, and there It Is ho has
picked It up and put It hack In his button-hole.
San Francisco tVtroutek,
It Is said that In tho southern part
of Russia tho u.asunts use a coin of
itch small value that It would take
3M),000of them to buy an American
dollar, and these coin ure no scarce
that a man who lion a hundred I looked
upon as rich, and one who ha a thou
sand la considered very wealthy. It Is
traugo to think a person vealthy who
owns two-fifths of a cent, aid comfort
ably well off on one-twouly-llfth of a
On the top or a pile of Bibles In
front of a booK store In Kansas City
was recently displayed a placard boar
tag tho tempting Injunction; "Ah,
Thoro, Sinner! Buy a Bible Walla
They're Dead Cheajw"
THC ARIZONA KICKER.
VM end Bowm nt Kaltntlnt Ufa Oat ta
I a rar Wtai.
Aryt.omcAr---Wo hopn our reader
wilt excuse the typographical appear
ance of tho Inside pages of the Kiclrr
this week. Wo wore working them off
as usual on Wednesday, having Joe tho
Digger Indian ns roller-boy, when
Judge Shaclcnwnckseii made us u call
and jumKtd on our collar, (Sreatly to
our surprise wo picked tho judge tip
and mopped him all over tho oflleo aud
flung him out door. Ills boot heels,
hind buttons, spectacles and tobacco
box flew about and alight jd on tho
forms, ami In our excitement wo failed
to notice them.
Tho big bole In our editorial on tho
tariff was caused by u boot-heul. The
blurr on the poem entitled! "When
ll.tliy Wakes Again," wai caused by
two hind buttons. Such society Hems
as aro ujre.vlablo owe tleilr present
shiVf fo" the judge's spool'ielns. Wo
hope It won't occur again.
Nor Tills Kvk. -Our ii-nno Is being
prominently mentioned In cntittcutlou
with tho I'nltod Stales Sniiatorshlp
from Arizona. Whllo wo aro flattered
and fool to stop high, wo must hog;
our friends to hold up.
In the llrst plaint, wo aro too honest,
sober and conscientious.
In the second plane, we am needed
at home. Wo propose to run about j
I MHO human coyotes out of this T.,r-
rltory ,1 .ring bo ti.ixt twolv.i months
nnd put it thousand other bohlnd
prison Oars. , i
W hlluwu fool to clod nil over nnd
ran hardly sleep nights, wo can t accept
tin. ollloo nor lo.vo Arizona. Just
past the place along to some other man ,
and lavo us to do our wor. ,
A Dwn vim. We owe n;i grud u to
Colonel Hastings bcciuse he o:ico
culled our ears In the corridor of the
town hall. Wo had prove 1 him n liar.
(Lswlndler, aud an absconder, aud ho
had to culT tosavo his reputation. Tlio
Colonel Is now see'dug the nomination
for Sherllf, and Is promising, in case ho
Is elected, to secure our town a gov
ernment appropriation of if'.'.VI.O) to
build a public building. We are nctu
atod only by tho kindest motives when
we say that tho Colonel is a blooming
ileculver. Ho can no more secure a
dollnr from Unclo Sam than we can
borrow ono of the hinges from tho
gates of Heaven. All tho lulluouoo ho
has in this world of sin nnd sorrdw U
conllnod to the Hod Hot saloon anil Hi
crowd of reprobates. Do not bo de
ceived In tho castor oil volco of tho
An Kxm.AStTiox. The ouino of tho
ATiVit'cr In opposing the building of a
bridge over lied llor.se river, to con
nect our town with Dutch Hill, Is being
severely criticised by nomo of our citi
zens, who declare that we are opposed
to progress and improvements. Such
Is far from being the case. Any open
bridge noros i the river would lu it it en
couragement to suicides and ucciiteuts.
When u man gets drunk on Arizona
whiidcy, ho either wants to kill mhiih
one or jump oil a bridge. There nro
llfty men in town who would go over to
Dutch Hill, 111) tip, nnd fall utf the
bridge coming back II it hud a railing
llfteeu feel high.
As to a covered bridge, It would at
once Im tukon possession of by nil the
old soakers In town who tried to get
homo, and in a mouth would be voted
a public nuisance. While wo Just holler
for progn.ss and Improvement, wo
can't see our way clear on this bridge
question, nnd shall therefore opp.iho It
until we have a change of heart.
NuritT.. We have lit our possession
about forty tlujds aud conveyances bo-
longing to as many dllTorcut parties
which we picked upon the street lust
night. Thoy dropped from the coat
tail pocket of our estimable nnd clllcicut
lloglster of Deods as he was weaving
his way homewards at a late hour. In
the Kast this would bo called a piece ol
gross carelessness, nnd tbu Koghtor
would bo expected to resign. Out hero
in the glorious West no Importance l
attached, and tho estimable Itcgtstor
takes an etrn drink aud pulls auothot
wire for re'iomlnatlon. And the worst
of it is thnt wo owe genlul Henry (1 1 in
cash and durou't go for him until It U
paid. Mrtril Free Vo.s.i.
llnw Ilia Orivtt IMIInr lliirint n L'niwil
i r Uitlliiiiu Hkiilkar.
Horai'n (Sn'oloy, as Is well known,
was a very pronounced non-resistant,
yet he was one of tho most pugmiolout
men In the world. A curious Instance
of this Incongruous temperament and
Its) result camo under tho writer's obser
vation on one occasion, occasioning
him some surprise. It was the general
opinion that the old fellow was a coward
at heart, and made use of his non-resistant
professions as a screen to pro
tool himself from personal Injury nt
tho hands of an opponent. It was a
Sunday morning In New York at the
very eommonoimiont of tho war, just
after the grout Hull Uun scare, and the
Government authorities at Washington
were frantically calling for troops. The
Metropolitan Hotel of New York, then
the great tip-town exchange, was tilled
by a motley crowd, drinking, smoking
and discussing tho situation of Iki
lougurcd Washington. Among the
ovowd, were several army officer In
full uniform, smoking their cigars and
criticising Lincoln iws commuadsy'-lu-ohler
lu a sneering way, when it com
motion occurred lu tho doorway, nnd
Grooloy, with his old felt hut on tho
back of Ills hood, rushed through the
or.twd and up to the group of olllcoit
and addressed them somewhat nftoi
till style: "Why aro you loatlug almut
here, you utUernblo oowanl? Whj
are you not reporting yourselves at
Washington? Tills Is a re.-ort for
kttlkers. Aren't you ashamed of your
elves?" The biggest follow of tho
jroup was terribly angry, and lifting
his heavy sword he thundered out,
"Rutoat thoso words, old man, and I'll
pill your skull!" (Jivjloy thnnv ott
tho old felt hut exclaiming: "Strike its
toon us you pliwso; I repeat what I
have already said." Kvery one present
expected that tho old man would be
cut down; Itutend, tho fellow turned
on hi heel i saying, "Conic away, boy,
I won't strike the old lunatic." Gree
ley gavj them ono ooatomptuoua look,
and look hi, departure. liotton BmlgU
ratsHina Wh Man ThcaiMlr na Wall a
STfcatr rrlamda Varf I'ncanarartabia.
There Isnn ancient weather tradition
about tho month of March borrowing
certain days from April, which he
pays bvk, not In tho same weather
that sho borrows, but in one of herown
glorious gales, at a later date, ami thin
U perhaps tho most poetical expression
of tho borrowing of trouble that we
have. Those who borrow trouble,
however, are seldom In the habit of
paying It back with the scrupulosity
of tho month of March lathe tradition;
they keep It for themselves, they roll
It over and let It gnther accretion, they
make much of It, and they grow no
weary with tho weight of It that wl
real trouble comes there Is no strength
to bear that, and the nervous powers
fall at tho time when they nro most
In there to bo that most festive of all
festivals In tho family, a wedding, the
trouble borrower Is sure that tho bride
Is it lamb led to the (daughter, or that
Iho bridegroom Is now to ho lost for
ever tii tho family In being adopted
Into tho new wife's family, nnd that
nobody knows wbero they will all Imi a
year from that day. Or else the trouhlo
borrower Is sun. that tho chun-h will
Ini cold and they will get their dentin.,
or the ilress will never eomo from tho
dressmakers In time, or with the
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lhU tniuble.lMirr.iw.ir-nti invasion
when one might feel its If thoro wen.
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' " toy in hit wi i iiiii it it' 1 1 " m f "
slst In living; yet there as well as els.
where the borrower will be sum to llml
reason to anticipate disaster. At tho
christening, again, It Is the borrower
who, if not the bud fairy of evil gifts
In person, Is tho one who sous tliul fairy
coming, never by any possibility the
bright fairy, the good fairy; and a child
does not undergo teething lu the family
where tho borrower makes a homo,
for which, from the llrst tooth to the
lust, trouble Is tint to Is. extracted. An
urchin can not bo seat to school from
that family where tho borrower 'does
not forseo an overtaxed brain and
nervous disease, and it can not stay
twny from school where there Is not at
moo forecast of a dunce. In business
.natters It Is as bad: this debtor Is not
-oliig to pay, that creditor Is going to
no Inexorable. In all tho concerns
)f life, lu short, tho borrower
',n drawing on the future al
ways a bankrupt future In every
thing but sorrow; and overt when it
.'oini's to death, tho borrower illustrates
this life with the lurid light of the
flames of tho bottomless pit, although
more often concerned in that light
for others t Mil 1 1 for one's xnlf, It may bo
said. This borrower of ours extends
operations oven Into tho outer nffairs
of nature. There is never a sunshiny,
balmy day of south winds but It Is a
weather-breeder, and the borrower noes
no sun to-day for the cloud nnd storm
of to-morrow. An. the llrst buds early,
tho bluebirds hero, ii'nd all things prom
ising a genial sprlngr then It Is tin
tlitifly wenther, and the premature
buds will all bo nipped by the frosts to
come, and there will bono fruit. On tho
other hand, has tho bad weather hold Its
own till late, knowing apparently, with
that strange Intelligence of tho ele
ments, that everything will come on lu
the stronger and tongue sunshine with
about the same celerity as if it had not
had Its own freer aud lingering piny,
the grout law of coiupsmsntloiis acting
with inuiiimato as with all other of tho
departments of nature? why, then
the summer is never going to bo long
enough to ripen anything, um If there
should not be a real famine lu conic
queues1, yet prices will put food out of
tho reach of the poor, uud the balance
of trade between the continents will be
disturbed, and there will bo a change
lu tho rnto of discount of the Hank of
Nobody Is mado so uncomfortable by
all this borrowing of t rouble ns thu
borrower himself, although, of course,
everybody lu the region Is disturbed
nnd vexed by the habit. It is a habit
that takes on serious freaks sometimes.
A HINDOO WEDDING.
An K-nt liitrrrallnf Mot only a Cara
moiijr, Hut a Hprrtsrlf.
The branches of tho trees lu tho gar
den wore outlined with little lamps,
uud a largo pond In front of the house
was hung round very high up with flags
between which tho lamps were sus
pended. From tho balcony of tho house
I saw thu bridegroom arrive on a led
horse, accompanied by many friends.
He was dressed In cloth of gold, and
wore a splendid hat, and his richly
caparisoned horse had wreaths of yel
low flowers placed nt equal short dis
tances across Its back uud hanging
down to tho ground. Ho dismounted
at tho entrance, where bis little brldo
met him and threw rice over hor own
and his bead as a symbol that ahc
would caro for tho wants of the house
hold. They went together Into tho
house, where the wisldlug guests wen.
assembled, and sat down on two rod
cushions facing otieh other. A whlto
cloth was held up In trout of hls'fuco.
and sho eovonil her face with hor
snrl, whilst a cord of yellow and whlto
worsted wits then put up round their
nocks, joining them together. A large
piece of muslin was thou put round
his neck nnd hold up close to her, and
under this they joined hands. On leav
ing tho house, a bouquet on which
attar of roue had Ivou poured wa
presented to every guest, and wreath
or flower wen' hung round our neck
by our hosts. A pot of red paint sssjina
to have lioon ono ot tho "pn)H)rtle'
necessary at the wedding, and the
veneration In which the rod paint wo
hold was exemplllled by a fact narrated
by tho correspondent. When telegraph
post were first set tip In some remote
(tarts ot India, the gentle Hlndo was
wont lo cut the same down for 11 tv
wood. A young engineer, who had
tudled tha aboriginal character,
painted the poata rod, whereupon the
native worshiped the posts, and
ceased to rarry thorn away a burnt
offering. St. Jtimct' Uaxttc.
t AmaalMf War of Calaaaah east
Ik ladlat WiMstt-harfe.
Among tho rock and hollow of tha
pasture, mxdety l. perhaps, a nearly
upon a rommunlnllc bnals as we can find
It lu Nature uuUIdolhe b"ccll raid th
nnl-hllt. There arc no rich holding.
The thin blonde grs I free to nil,
nnd gives nourlahmssnt to thu row,
who sp.'nd tlio long day In threading
their way hs-twrcn rocks and biishen.
cropping mouthful of it nweetness a
they go, nnd weaving a tintwork of
objectless paths through the swnmpy
gniwths and sweet-ffrn. Tho chip
munks keep houv under the bowlders,
and scamper out to sun themselves, in
klttsinlsh attitudes, on nx'ky JtsJges.
In aummer they vary their diet of nut
by an occasional Iwrry. I watches!
one lately helping himself to the low
est raspberry from a tow-hanging
branch, picking It daintily with hi
forep'iws, and holding It up to eat us If
it were u nut. They are the tamest of
our wild creatures, I have known one
to come dnlly from his hole lu the gar
den wall to -join thu chicken at meal
time; by degrees he Is-came ventttn)
some, and onoo or twice he crossed tho
threshold of the farmhouse, and picked
up from the kitchen floor crumbs that
must have had a new llaur to his
Another pasture mammal, though bo
Is also tk denl.cn of the meadow, and
was christened lu thu cops, I the wood
chuck. He is not to bo lured by tho
wiles of civilization; ho takes kindly to
Its fruits, but will none of Its yoke. I
held an Interview, brief but half inti
mate, with a woodchuck the other day,
In which my fancy was captivated by
that idea of u po-sihle klu-hlp with
wild four-footed things that haunted
Hawthorne aud Thoretui; but 1 could
ps-rcelve that the comradeship wa-, nil
on one side, nnd that my comp.iuli'ii
received but small pleasure, aud had no
Intention of Impoitlug tiny. It was on
a logging road which struck nwny from
tho pasture Into a woo.1. A half-grown
wrxidchuck advanced from under the
trees Ui the edge of tho path, unit
Mopped no .-teeing me. He bold thrvo
leaven lu his teeth. 1 also called a halt,
and we stood looking at each other.
Ills little noo quivered with a motion
all its own. uud his round body t-o-o
nnd fell lu longer waves or respiration.
Hnlh or us shirked tho Initiative for a
lime; at last 1 withdrew a little to glvo
him conllduitce and an opportunity lo
resume his way, but he did net budge.
lie may have been panilyrod In his lit
tle woodchuck heart, but ho did not
look frightened. At the risk of Ixdug
set down iisiinpootlc lu my conclusions,
I will say thnt ho looked like a shn-wd
Yankee woiMlchuck, who waited to ms
his neighbor's pile before making bis
own. Impelled by a curiosity to m'o
how far his terror or his courage would
go, I stepped up to him and 'took ou
of the leaves from between his teeth.
He Hindu a little simp at my baud, then
drew himn!' together nnd chattered
at me with a wild gleam In his eye, "a
countenance more" In auger thiin ex
pressive of roar or any other sentiment.
It was not till I hud removed to a, ills
tauctf and waited for some moments
that he look to his heels, nnd then they
carried him down tho wooded slope nt
a puce which put further Intercourse
out or tho quo.ttlon. Sni'ii i KtrL,
Tha KnglUh I itthlim iif (Irtlliig Mprnl Out
sir hii laifliir,
"What Is the limit of speed?"
"There Is none," replied Sir IMwnrd;
"I don't see why you shouldn't go ono
hundred tulles on hour If iu had ex
press linos- through lines thnt is.
without goods nnd slow passenger
trains crawling over them.
Mr. Watklns Jr.. ns n man of givnter
experience III this piirtlciilar matter,
observed that the attainment of such a
speed would bo prevented by tho diffi
culty of getting rid of tho steiitn, "be
cause," said he, "tho higher you drive
tho engine ubovo a certain speed tho
more the back pressure Is."
. "What was the highest speed trav
eled to-day? Seventy-two?" queried
SlrWatkliiH. "No," was our practical
man's reply, "not more than sixty-live.
Any speed iiImivo sixty tulles un hour Is
got on a road with a falling gradient.
They could hnvo gone lioyoiiit sixty
live easily enough to-day, but there
was no need -there was no lt time to
make up. They kept a level sps-ed all
tho way, but they hud a sternly train
and au easy load, only four carriage;
nnd running with a light train like
that, you are running under tho boat
"The great secret In getting tt steady
train," remarked Sir Kdwanl, "Is to
have the vehicles tho same length, tho
namo weight nnd nil coupled well to
gether. That wo the stws. to-day. nnd
I never exporiemtsl cosier running."
"I remember well," tho veteran went
an to say. "when I wa a boy or oluveti,
nt the opening of the Uvorpool and
Manchester railway, when itoor dear
idd Husktsson wan killed at Halnhlll,
old George Stephenson camo down
with one of his engines to Manchester
to get doctors, and I n'tnomler thu
Manchester popers next day said,
marvelous to relate.' tho engine bear
ing Gcsrge Stephenson coming Into
Manchester, 'attained the extraordin
ary sxhi oi inirty-ioiir nines an
hour.' That was looked upon us a
marvelous thing lu those days."
"Is then, no additional danger In
neventy-mlles-an-hour trains compared
"O, there' no dnnger In seventy
miles an hour at all. except incmlng
nnd sidings, and not there If tho point
am kept properly cleaned nnd oiled.
You may go thnmgh a station safely
with many points nnd crossing, but if
the points are not properly kept clean
nnd oiled you may go with n bang into
something thai Mick. So In nil theo
train thoro should lw very gnit care
about poliiUnnd cros.lnf ." liU Mull
The mot popular way of com
mitting suicide In California I to sit
on a keg of powder and touch It off.
It' a sort ot demise, coroner' inqucat
and funeral rolled together, and save
no end of work for the relatives. Cur
tiavjten Free Frt.
Taa an la eiafly tast rhilsl of
at. B ftTM alem mare, hi aa!
iueaUoa U trained ta asMara athool
When la tastJa molvaa aa Injurmba
sloe net Meh a earn la mineral nenonartiirt
bind ea tae auaaia Wr, aluiinutr tha
herbal tea, and, Wltn anturv'a aid, cs;ma
Our rwtnrai aaeMte, wtio plcrcol tna
wiUeraeaa, Hollt taalr uncouth but om
forubia ling CWMa aasl aUrtol the cU-ar-inf
la the woanW, which In time hvm
the broad, fertile BeUVs of tho molrrn firm
er, found la root aad herb that lay
cloae at haad oatarVa autcnl reaieilu-a for
all their outnmoa ailnjent. It wa only In
very aartou raassi UT sntfjrold "fi-ale-bag"
wita hi !.-,' wtdch quit aa
aftaa killed a rumd.
Lattarday aocirty haa wanoVred too far
away freta nature. In avary way, for lu
own Rood. Our aalfaaarr and grmad.
moth'ra lived Whalawmer, purer, belter,
healthier, more natural live than we do.
Their tales were not Ailed with notkni
Una, aor taalr badlea aatarated wttu poi
laKnaattaetoaMkaaeaanira to return
tothalmplevt'Ttblo preparations of our
RraadaaotrMrs, which eoaUined the power
and potency of nature aa remedial agrnt,
and In all the ordinary alltauuta were
c&Vucknia, at leaat harmlrasl
The proprietor of Warnnr'a Ix'g Cj)ln
reroedtea have thought to, and havu fit un
thn market a number of theso pure vege
table preparation mado from formula on
cured after patient acnrvhlng Into the annals
of the past, ao th.it thosti who want them
need nut bo without tlim.
Among Ihcuu Ig Ctbtn remedies will i
found " Log C'ubln .imiirilla," Kr the
bloisl; " lng Cabin hop and btichu n-me.
dy," a tonic and tntnocli romoJy, " log
Cabin couk'i and imuintlnu rnmedy,"
"Uig Cabin hair tonic," for trotit;ttit-mii(
and renewing tlio tmlr; " I"g (itin ci
tract," for both rttcrual uml lntoni.il nptdl
ration; "Ig Cabin liver pills,' "U
Cabin rose crcum," un old but effort. n
remedy for catarrh, and "Leg Cabin t'us
tors." All these romollr nro oirefm.yin
uircd from ris-iix-a which were found, alter
long Investigation, to havu born those most
uccesfully usisl by our gr-iiidniolliors ot
"jo olden tlmn." They an. tho simple, ve.
table, efitcaclou rumoUle of Lug C'ubln
FORCE OF MAGNETISM.
Haina Cvrluiia Inttanrea nf tha luflnenre
Klerlril hjr II.
Most well Informed xsiplo are
doubtless aware, remarks a contempo
rary, that tho globe on which they
llvo Is n great ball or magnetism, but
comparatively few hnvo an udciunto
Idea of tho Influence this projH'rty Is
eontlnunlly exerting on all sides; that
many common but Inexplicable phe
nomena can lie traced directly to this
source. Statistics go to show that In
the matter of steel mils, as many a
thirteen will hecomo crystaliod and
break when, thoy go to make up a rail
mad track running cast and wct ls
fore one of those on n north and south
track In similarly nffcctnd. This Is en
tirely due to the magnetism gencratl
by friction, and the fact that the pol
arity of tho mngnctlo current Is In the
former Instance resisted In tho hrad
long rush of tho train, whon-ns liTthe
latter case it is undisturbed. Another
strange effect of thl peculiar ami ih
cult rorco is that exerted on the watch
es of trainmen. A tline-pleco carried
by tho conductor running a train t on
ty miles an hour, however accurate It
muy tie, will, It thu speed of the train
is increased nay to fifty miles, become
useless until regulated. Tlio magnet
ism generated by tho (light of a train
may bo said to bo In proportion to
the speed with which it U propelled,
and the dollento part of a ftatch, num
bering all the way from four hundred
to ono thousand pieces, and pecurinrly
susceptible to tshls Influence by reason
of tho hammering and polishing they
have received, nro not slow to fool tha
effect. Host on Journal of Commerce.
m a m
Delicacy of the Mexican.
Thoy nro delicate in Mexico. They
have ulce ways of putting things that
would in blunt language hurt the
feelings. You remember tho joung
lady who went to hnvo a look at San
Quentln uud got In conversation with
a prisoner, and wished to ask how lung
he was In for in u delicate wuy. Sho
"How long do you expect to bo nay
There was a lady In the country
whose husband had hcsn given four
teen days for a tproo and a fight. Tlio
day after ho wais sentenced a city
friend called upon her.
"And where I your husband?"
"John? Oh. John went down to the
court house yesterday on some bull
ae, and I don't think that hu'll be
back for a couplo of weeks."
A friend of mlno received a letter
from a lawyer in Mexico on some land
buslne a few days ago. Aflor.mo
other Information ho wrote:
"I have written to Senor
about the docurnonta and am nwalting
hla reply. Ho haa not answered,
although there haa been plenty of
time. I hear that ho 1 in jail, and
that, of cotirae, handicap him ome
what" San Francisco Chronicle.
Humbert and Hit Cigar.
Here I a good story of the King of
Italy. It Is commended to thoahou
and of Americans, rich and poor, who
aro killing themselves by oxcvrs
smoking. The King of Italy i known
for his teinperanco in all thing, except
smoking. He 1 nn exceedingly small
eater, und, aa to drink, hi guots rosy
have it in plenty, but hi own farorlto
"tlpplo" is water. Hi one gnat
weakness was a good cigar. In this
resptMit he had abused himself until
hi nerve had begun to suffer; he had
aathrantio turns, could sleep but little,
and then hnd to lie propped up b
plenty of pillow. Some wtk ajo
his physician toldhira what wa the
matter, and Kim? Humbert Bid:
"From thl day forth I will not moke
another clear or anv thine in the
shape of tobacco." The reult ha
boon a most noticeable Improvement
In his health. Kinir Humbert I a man
of Iron will, and no one doubt that ha
will keep hi pledge to the end of Hie.
Pari American Rtjitttr.
"I may look pretty rough now,
lr." remarkisH 111., tram II. "but I va
aaen the time, when I had onl v to reach
out my arm to pick up a handfuJM
diamond." Well, here's a quartV.
but you ahontd have looked out
aharper." "I did, lr; but the taenia
thev were watcklaar na too clo""
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