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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 21, 1888)
A. O. HOSMEft, Proprietor.
Lone year ago tbe heart of a king
Wa carried in tte. like a royal tains.
To tbe Holy Land, where be longed to g.
Did Hrinjf desires round his dead heart ellaf ;
And could they be satisfied so?
(Tow strange it seems that kings in their nrM
Have lived thwarted lire like ours, and hare
With tbe thin that they loafed to do undone.
rill, unconquered, soma from the grsvs have
For their hearts to be carried oa:
Vet never a king had such a stake
s I. in the journey I long to make
To a land, alas, where 1 may not go:
But my heart mutt be carried there or break.
Whether living or dead. I know.
Pome, yellow hatred little bor of mine :
Let me see your face, where your young hopes
You're loving, my darllag, abd strong aai
you'll Journey, while I vainly long and pine,
So my heart I will send with you.
For I yearn to follow your life, my sweet;
Th a long hard way for your eager feet.
And I can go only a little part;
But, dear, till your pilgrimage is complete.
Will you carry your mother's heart?
l!nU CIuukIIt, m Ifarprr't Jiazar.
ONE OF THE 3IANY.
Patbotic Story of a Terrible Strug
gle with Poverty.
They had been married for rather more
than aycjir-Jim Carrol and his pretty little
wifo and their baby daughter was two
He was a fine fellow, was Jim well set
up, and pood to look at; chivalrous, upright,
and honest as tho day. Hut though lie came
of a pood old stock of which he was tbe
last ho was only a clerk in a London
architect's office, with a miserable salary of
100 a year, which, of course, he might
loso with his situation auy day. It will be
clear, I hope, to tho meanest understanding
that under these circumstances ho had not
the smallest right to think of matrimony,
ao when ho had the audacity to propose for
Marjory Linton niece and ward of the
Ionious and wealthy old Joseph Linton, of
Manchester that gentleman gave him a
very short shrift, and promptly snowed him
the door. And when, a month later, pretty
independent Marjory ran away with this
same handsome, itniteciinlout Jim Carrol,
her irate uncle to use his own expression
"washed his hands of her and closed his
door against her and her husband forerer."
At this terrible sentence Marjory did not
trouble herself very much, nor did her
husband suffer it to affect his peace of mind
Ho was too happy to care whether all the u
for the city. neglected ae jpportanlty, left
amines, mi tarsia,
wife; tat la reality aotaisg paaaed Ma lip
f rem tbe time be west oat ia tbe moraiag
aatll he retaraei, unsuccessful, hopeless
ia the evssdag. Maiery
witaeat absolute aeroosarlss, silently.
wlttaacewplaming cheerfulness. It
terrible time for them both; pet-baas it
aardestoa Jim, for be bad aot Marjory's
elastic baneful aatare, her happy, almost
childlike faith aad trust that things weald
be better by and by. He felt, too, that he
bad brought her to this life of poverty- aad
privation, which he seemed so powerless to
avert; aad as he thought of tbe future
grim aad black, and uncbeered by any gleam
of hope his heart sickened aal died withia
Ia September they moved out of their
pretty borne to a very small and dingy cot
tage which stood alone, a little way back
from a side street, behind a timber yard. It
was aot an attractive dwelling, but it was
very cheap, and tbe rent of their former
bouse was now out of the question. To de
fray the various inevitable expenses con
nected with the removal, and one or two
other necessary outlays, they sold some of
their furniture and a few ether things be
sides. Marjory's jewelry had all gone long ago.
One day, in walking westward along
Fleet street, Carrol met an old fellow-clerk.
by name Archie Lyle.
"Hollo, Carrol!" Lylo exclaimed, grasp
ing tbe former's hand heartily and turning
to walk alongside. "Howareyoul Haven't
seen you for a month of Sundays. Why,
you look down In the mouth, old man,
What's up, eh!"
"Nothing particular," replied the other
coldly enough, "except that I have been out
of a situation since I left Dornton St Cox.
Insjecting public buildings when you have
a wife and child to keep on nothing is not
a particularly exhilarating or lively occupa
tion," he continued bitterly.
"By Jove, no!" iaid the other in serious
tones. He was a cood-naturcd. easv-iroin?
fellow, who had rarely known the want of
a tlve-pound note, and who, as a rule, bad
only to sit still and let things come to him.
I'm awfully sorry, old tellow." be went
on, awkwardly. "You know I'll never for
get tho lift you gave me two yours' ago. I'm
awfully aorry," he continued, with less tact
than good aature; "upon my soul, I don't
know when I was so hard up as I am this
month. Until I get ray next "
"Confound you ! What are you talking
about I" interrupted Carrol haughtily. "Do
you take me for a beggar!"
Lylo murmured some confused apology.
"I don't want your money," Carrol went
on In brusque tones. "Can you tell me of
auy thing I can get to do! Anything. lam
not proud," with a short laugh.
Tbe other cogitated, then shook his head.
"By the way," he said suddenly, when
they had crossed several atreeU in compara
tive silence, "you are a good draughtsman.
are you not ( You havo a good idea of plans
"I llllirllt tsi hivo " rnliirn,.! fMo
dryly, "seeing that I have been a clerk in
arcuuecis omce xor tne last throe
eiU outside, the wiad shook the
!?JWTheawithlhlsarm round her, aad trying to snek
jwielbsMVCarrartet am wife &mt stead Dy.
aad they mingled their tears together.
A few more davs passed aad the baby was
buried. Krea that waa a straggle to the
poverty-stricken father aad mother. It
waa wonderful how they missed tbe tiny
thlag .theirs for so short aUms berfaaay,
wmalag baby ways, aad even her fretful,
ssvlii cries. To Marjory, dartag tbe long
hears whea her husband was absent, tbe
house seemed horribly, unnaturally still
The weather was wet aad chilly, and Jim
caught a cold which eaded la a sharp at
tack of bronchitis aad left aim more spirit
less aad haggard-loekiag than ever. He the
autumn dragged on.
At last one dreadful day whea area
Marjory broke down, aad when Jim looked
so weak aad ill as beset off on bis weary
aad fruitless quest for work that it almost
broke his wife's heart to see him at last,
privately, aad with many pangs of humbled
pride, Mrs. Carrol wrote to her uncle. She
did aot tell her husband, for she knew that
if she did nothing would Induce him to let
the letter go. The answer came soon
enough; and it so chanced that Carrol met
tbe postman at tbe door and took the letter
from him. He gave it to his wife and
waited while she read it; then, seeing h;r
face blanch, took it from her trembling
hands and with compressed lips glanced at
tbe few words it contained. It was short
irerersucd. candle," he sii, patting
rich old men in Europe closed their doors
-against him or othorwise.
They lived inatinyhouso in a red-bricked,
poiiitui-gatilod terrace at Camborivell; and
they had enough to do to pay tho rent and to
matte end moot generally, especially after
the baby came. But they loved each other
passionately, and that made things easior.
3Iarjory was tho most sunny-hearted and
hoeful of little women; and sho was quite
nun; that somo day Dornton & Cox awak-
oiling to a sense or Jim's abilities would
tako him into urtiiership and make his for
tune. But alas! for Marjory's dreams on the
Turticular evening on which this story
HKJtis Carrol was wending his way home
Ward dejectedly enough, for Dornton & Cox.
iiaving hud heavy losses lately, were reduc
ing their Muff of clerks, and among those
dismissed today was Jutnes Carrol. Jim
felt stunned und bewildered: for situations
were not as plentiful as blackberries in I.on
dou in 1SS, any more than they are now.
"O Jim, how late you are!" cried little
Mrs. Carroll, as she Hew to tho door to meet
her husband. "I thought you were never
coming! I had to put baby to bed at last."
"Had you, dear" ho answered, absently,
ns he followed her into the small but cosy sit
Ho looked depressed and out of sorts,
Marjory thought. 1'erhaps he has one of
his bad headaches. But like a wise little
woman asked no ucstinns; only toured out
his tea, and gave him his Mip;crs. Ho did
i.tVeit any thing, she noticed: but sent up
his t-up lobe filled again and again. draining
itc.ich time feverishly.
Ho was very silent, too.
-Is any thing the matter, dear!" his wife
said at last, in anxious tones.
"Yes, Marjory," he answered, with an
effort. Then, after a jiauso he told hor.
For a moment her sunny face was clnudnri
this was a contingency which they never
v-umciniiiaicu. i nen alio said, bravely:
"Never mind, Jim. It will not bo difficult
for you to get another situation. I see
scores of advertisements in tho panerseverv
But Carrol was not so sanguine. He was
or a more gloomy tenicranient than Mar
jory, and would not bo cheered, not even
when baby woke up and smiled and cooed
in his face as was her wont.
"You see, Jim," said Marjory, cheerily
we still have a good part left of your last
salary. It is not quarter-day yet for a good
while, and we can economize in little things.
Wo might let Ann g" (Ann was the small
maul-of-all-work.) "sho is really getting
very careless; she broke three plates yes-
ii.-.uu.. ii i nave a cnairwoman to come in
Saturdays 1 can easily manage the work
myself. Baby is so good, aud requires so
little attention." H
Jim put his arm aronnd her as she knelt
"Dear little woman." he said, "I couldn't
let you do that. Not yet, at least,"
They studied the papcrdiligently day after
day. Carrol answered innumerable adver
tisements, both by post and personally but
in vain, though he spent an alarming subTib
postage stamps, and returned night after
night weary, heartsick and footsore.
The days went on ; quarter-day drew near
and passed, and theCarrols' little store of
money melted away. For tho baby had been
.... ... Kinw imuesmcns bills, small but
imperative, had had to bo paid. The weather
was oppressively hot and enervating and
Marjory's little face began to look pinched
and worn, for the baby was peevish and
fretful, requiring constant nursing and at
tention, and the servant had been dismissed
some time ago. ui
Another week passed. Jim felt .,.,
desperate for he could obtain no empK-
baby fell ill again, it .ecmed a kmd of
wasting, nmele, illness She cried aid
wailed night and dav and grew myZ
hourly more shadowy looking?! dirznr
whom Carrol at last called i k ?f'
head. asked a few quesSisS
of air, aad ordered the young 1nothM?E
take "plenty of nourishing food." tK
view to furthering the latter object-czinw.
of air being out of th ..-I.11?.
pawned his watch and chain pZ , If lta
ho felt shamefaced and mk, -feUow
bisnowchalnles. waistcoat But tte
kctlt th.m : .
some little time; and CarrolL mewhSe!
did not for a day relax his .irL. . !TUe'
employment. He searched with ,!. m
diligence in cachevening's L, Sj
devoted to "vacant .it.i?.r.t.he.,Iu"
advertiser.. -" ."
seemed singularly suiubfe. But Th2
who have studied that column-
amusement or cariosity, but for h JLr
know that of those adrertwL,?Car ,ht
many are simply swindle.?.. .,nljr
"Ah, yos, to be sure. Well, I know de
signs are wanted for a new hospital some
where near Manchester. The premium is a
hundred pounds. Now "
"or God's sake, tell m," Interrupted the
other eagerly aud hoarsely, "do you think
I havo any chance"
"Well," said Lylo, "I was going to havo
a try. My father has an idea I ought to dis
tinguish myself in that line; but I'm au aw
ful duffer on plans always was. 80, if you
caro to go in for it it', a goodish premium
it might bo worth your while. And, by
the way, Carrol, don't sign yourown name;
ior 1 uciiove old Lintou, your wire's uncle,
is to be one of tho judges. Ho it still no ond
down on you; and it might make a differ
ence. See Sign it oh, auy thing you
like, and send it under cover to mo. You
can trust me not to father it," he added,
laughing. "I'll send you all the particulars
to-morrow, and let you know whenever the
"Lyle, I can not thank you sufficiently,"
saia carroi, unsteadily, "though I fear
there is very little chance for me."
"Pooh !" replied the other, in airy tones,
"you've as good a chance as any of the
"How soon must it go in I" asked Carrol
"Ah, let's see I think in a fortnight
but I'll let you know."
They were iu tho Strand by this time,
and Lyle stopied at tho nearest restaurant,
for it was past two o'clock.
Carrol declined hU companion's invita
tion to accompany him, and with a grasp of
the hand tho two men parted. Jim turned
down a sido streot, and thence through the
Embankment Gardens to the river. He did
not feel very hopeful, for when tho body is
woak, tho spirit is apt to bo weak too; and
big. stalwart-looking follow as ho was Cur-
rolhadbut littlo stamina; and the past
1MUU1113 in cuascicss anxiety and lately, of
almost starvation had told on him terribly.
Ho walked slowly along the Embankment,
and across Westminster bridge, aad so
Majorymet him with her usual cheery
suiiio; buthofauciod her sweet face was
paler and more worn-looking than ever: and
(tin I...1..-.. . ,. .
...v, uau.i n ius uunaiuraiiy largo and
bright seemed to follow him reproachfully.
His wifo clapped her little hauds Joyfully
when ho told her of Lyle's proposal; and sho
was so merry and hopeful all oveniug that
Jim felt his spirits rise. She prepared a
nice little supper for him, too; aud Jim did
notuotice for a wonder that ono or two
of their cherished books had disappeared.
Baby was very good tonight, she did aot
cry at all; and the evening was the most
cheerful they had passed for somo time.
in tne evening of the following dav m
the promised letter from Lyle, and as soon
as it was light next morning Carrol began
his task. Ho worked hard and patiently,
but he suffered terribly from nervous head'
aches; he took oven less food than usual, and
the baby's constant monotonous wall made
him sometimes half crazy.
At last tho drawing was laished. Carrel
signed it "'Isola, care of A. Lyle, Esa..,"
Tashls friend had suggested. Marjory
thought it beautiful and had no doubt of lta
being successful. But Carrol was aot ao
sanguine, uowever. be sent it off at once
and Marjory already began tocalculate how
long a time must elapse before its fate
would be decided.
It was weary waiting though; aad to Jim
aye, and to Marjory too the once-dreaded
pawashop became sadly and painfully famil
iar. Meanwhile their baby was slowly but
surely fading away from them.
One afternoon Carrol returned somewhe
earlier than usual from the city, whither he
bad been ia answer to some luring will-o'-the-wisp
advertisement. It was a dull, wet
day; and as be turned up the narrow street
which led to his home, his heart sank with
a curious undefined dread. They had been
up with the baby alt night; but she had
seemed better and brighter whea Jim left
in the morning.
Marjory met him, as she always did. at
ie door. At a alanos hU t. -L
h..Zi J WMW
it!" he "i astiiy. The
ch ild is she worse I"
"Jim," she answered, looklag up at him,
with dry, grief-strickea eyes; "Jim babv
He followed her silently to tbe room
where the tiny creature, with waxea feat
ores so like his own, lay cold, and still, aad
When!" he asked In a choked vokse.
"jusi iarea,aoars ago," she replied.
Carrol stood loking down on all that
fc w nun 01 ms babv daughter aad
smoothed the short, fluffy hair with a
trange wistful look ia his dark sunken
V. my dear. I caa't help It," she sobbed.
There was a long pause; taea Marjory
said, almost cheerily: "Perhaps if yon went
to Mr. Lyle, he coilld tell yon. Jim "
I did go, Marjory, yesterday, he iater
ropted her quietly, "bathe has gone from
home for a fortnight. If my drawing had
beea successful be would have writtea be
fore be left. Try aot to grieve, darllag; It
caa't ha helped," Jim weat oa. with a sickly
mile. "We matt try something else. I
by bear of something Wday.
"Perhaps there will be a letter te-alght."
said Marjory with renewed hope, as she bid
her husband good-bye at the door.
Jim came borne about six. lookisg terri
bly weary aad depressed. Be had beea un
successful once more.
"No letters jet, dear," said his wife,
hastening to answer tbe unspoken question
in his eyes. As she spoke they heard tbe
postman's knock in the distance; it came
nearer and died away.
"Perhaps there will be one In the morn
ing," Marjory went on; but her voice fal
tered. In the morning I Another long, awful,
sleepless night of hoping against hope, of
maddening, steadily-growing despair! Jim
shuddered. He was worn out, physically
and mentally; and he felt as though he could
not stand the sickening suspense longer. As
he looked at his wife, her wan, changed
face, with iu pale ghost of a smile,
ed to pierce bis heart.
strange, terrible, determined look set
round bis mouth, but Marjory was
ing her curly head against his arm, and
not sec his face.
e room was quite dark now, but they
still standing at tbe window. For a
Carrol was very still. Then he said :
am very tired, Marjory, darling. I will
own for a while. Don't disturb me. I I
tkloep last night," (nor formany nights,
ight have added.)
ut won't you have a cup of tea first.
SHOULD WOMErt PftOPOSE.
her against his breast. She clung to him.
sobbing passionately, for a long time.
"Marjory," he said, suddenly, have you
had any thing to eat to-day I For you ate
nothing this morning."
"Yes, dear, of course I have." she an
swered, sitting up and drying her tears.
"What had you f" noting with a pang how
wan and weak sho looked, and what heavy
shadows lay under hsr sweot brown eyes.
"u, an 1 wanteu."
"I know what that means," he said, in
low, agitated tones. "Child, you are starv
ing yourseir to death! I am killing you
you, my littlo Marjory, who are dearer to
mo than my own soul! You are dying bo
foro my eyes as our baby did and I can
do nothing nothing! O. my God this is
torture!" Aud laying his head down on his
arms on tho table, he, too, sobbed a man's
heavy, heart-rending sobs, tearless and bit
ter. In an instant Majory's arms were aronnd
his neck, her lips raiting on his dark bent
"Hush, dear boy, hush." she said, in her
quaint little motherly way. "You are talk
ing nonsense, dear. I haven't tho slightest
thought or dying, you foolish Jim. Don't,
my dear, don't!" sho wont on, imploringly.
But Carrol's self-control seemed to have
deserted him utterly; aad for a time his
agitation was terrible.
Then there was a long silence, broken at
last by Marjory's voice, in anxious tones:
"You have eaten nothing to-day. Jim, I
am quite sure; and you are quite faint and
"My darling, I could not eat." he answered
wearily, raising his head and leaning back
in his chair. (There were onlv two chairs
in the room bow. and vory little else.)
Marjory's soft brown eyes fl.led again
with tears; but she resolutely winked them
away, and said, trying to smile: "We will
make up for lost time and have some sup
per. Then things will look brighter. I
havo an Idea, do you know,, that our luck Is
going to take a turn."
Jim smiled faintly; his Ideas pointed in a
diametrically opposite direction.
"And therefore," Marjory weat ea. with
a gayety the more tonchlag to Jim, because
be knew It was assumed for his sake, "we
will go out aad buy something for sapper,
my dear Jim. A great feUow like you oaa
not possibly live oa bread and tea aai aot
mucn oi-tbat-as yoa have beea doing.
Now I woBder." looking round the room
meditatively, "if there is nothing mora wa
can put away!" (They always called it
Carrol did aot speak. Be could aot, just
then. Marjory stole softly aa stairs to he
bedroom, aad slowly opened a small box
which stood there. Iteoahaiaed aothiagof
much valuer seemlnslv. Onlv a tmm Wkv
clothes aaMaTa tarnishad all rtti mt
iBenexioay uarroi n imssir wrntn tn nil T eni
His letter was returned day.
0, I don't caro for any."
long sleep will do you good, dear." she
, anxiously and caressingly. ''You look
Yes," ho answered, in a strangely quiet
a long sleep will do me good." Then
deuly: "Kiss me, Marjory!"
Ah, ray own dear disappointed boy!"
cried, throwing her arms round him.
e held bor to him tightly, and kissed her
n and again.
My darlinjj!" ho said, hoarsely. "My
en ho let her go, and went away. 'She
him go up stairs and his footsteps
in the room above.
arjory sat at the window for along,
time; and watched the stars grow
lighter and clearer in the soft dark sky.
mewhere In the distance a street organ
wailing outan old hackneyod waltz tune.
stirred her heart strangely. She remem
red dancing that waltz with Jim, so very,
ry long ago it seemed long ago, like
ery thing else that was bright and honc
1. Even Marjory's brave little heart was
avy to-night. What would becotno of
em, she wondered! God only knew.
Tho clock in a neighboring church tower
omed out on tho night air, and as tho las;
oko died away there was a sharp knock
the door. It was tho postman. Marjory
k the one letter ho held out to her, and
closing tho door again she went back to the
sitting room. With trembling fingers she
lighted the candle nnd examined the en
velope cngerly. Yes, It was Mr. Lyto's hand
writing! Marjory recognized it without
difficulty, for it was a peculiar hand. With
a boating heart sho stole soUly up stairs
she did not take the candle, for fear of
wukitig Jim, should ho be asleep and
peeped Into the bedroom. All was still. In
the pale starlight she could just make out
the dim outline of his figure on the bed.
"Jim!" she whispered.
No answer. He was evidently asleep.
Ah ! It seemed a pity to wako him, she
thought ; and rhaps. after all, the letter
held bad now. She softly laid a shawl
over him In the semi-darkness, and crept
down stairs again.
After looking at the fateful envelope for
some time she slowly opened it. She could
not wuit,and sho knew Jim would not mind.
In another moment she uttered a littlo glad
involuntary cry, and her lipj parted In a
joyful, half-incredulous smile. Could it bo
possible! Yes Jim's design had been
selected us the best; tho premium would be
his! And this was not tiie only good news
the letter contained; for Lvle went onto
say that ho had heard of a vacant appoint
ment, which be thought h. could through
his father's influence secure for Carrol.
Majory hid her race In her hands; for a
momeut the revulsion of feeling was almost
too much. Then, in a passion of tears sud
thankfulness, she fell upon her knoes. But
she could ouly say: "Thank God! Thank
An hour passed. The moon was drifting
among tho stars and streaming in through
the uncurtained window on Marjory's face
wet with happy tears. Tho candle had
burned itself nut.
Ah, what a joyous waking Jim's would
be! Bhould she lay the letter on his pillow
to surprise him when he awoke! Or should
she rouse him! Perhaps he was already
Sho lit a fresh bit of candle, and, still
holding the precious letter, went up stairs.
She laid tho candle down just outside the
bedroom door and entered very gently.
How deadly still the room was I
"Jim!" sho said. soHy.
But Jim did not answer. How soundly
Marjory came nearer and bent over him
in the throbbing darkness. The moon had
bidden herself behind ono solitary cloud.
"Jim!" a little louder.
8U11 that strange weird hush. A vague
fear stirred her heart. 8he did not even
hear him breathe. What if be had fainted !
The moon sailed out again, illuminating
part of the room, but leaving tbe bed ia
"Jim, darling." leaning over him aad lay
lag her arm across his neck, "a letter has
come! His " With a suddea sickesing
terror she stepped aad raised herself, for
felt that her sleeve was wett
btng ap tbe candle she held it over
bed, and by its flickering light she aaw
dear Heaven what did she seel
her Jim, surely!
white, dead face a dark, red stale ea
coverlet a ghastly wound aad cold
lens fingers, still holding-what!
h, cruel Jim!
loag. shuddering cry raag oat on the
a aad agaia u echoed. Thea all
Why sot" Ia tk area) pawt men
kave married their preferences;
woanea. their aportuoitiea. Tbe
man asay choose, the woman refuse,
but aha refuses at her peril, as her -
eissoa may coadema her to a life of
celibacy, especially ia our thickly pop
ulated New Eaglaae! or Middle State,
where the womea outnumber tho men.
Tha maa she accepts may be in no
wiee the maa of her choice;" but it may
be a marriage of complaisance, of con
venieace or of necessity under our
present system, while the woman looks
oaJmy on to see aaother fill the place
that she has coveted, without any inti
mation in the mala breast of her dcsiiv.
when a little more frankness on the
part of the woman might have added
to the happiness of both. A wom.in
would be slow to make application for
divorce from the man who had married
her on her own calm deliberation and
request; while the positive privilege
of making- another selection should he
refuse and the man should have tho
same rijjht of refusal as tbe woman
would tfive her confidence to approach
the man whom she deemed best suited
to her condition and happiness.
Matched would be more carefully made
when considered from both etnnd
point. and the glamour nnd indefinite
nesa thut usually hedged around a pro
posal would be wiped away in the cool
consideration of a mutual business con
tract. And why should the woman not havo
a voice and a choice in the man who Is
to bo her life partner tho father of her
children, and who i most likely to give
tho tone und color to all of her lifter
life? The majority ot women never
rise abovo the character given to them
by the man whom thev chance to wed.
for chance In tho past has usually had
more to do with marriage than reason.
The Catholics make marriage a canon
of the church ami indissoluble, but it is
considered in most of tho States as a
civil contract- It should undoubtedly
b a civil contract with the utmost
mutuality, with both of the contracting
parties at liberty to propose and to re
ject proposals without offense and with
out any violation of any of the ordinary
rules of propriety. This contract should
also be construed to contain equal
property rights for tho man and tho
woman, and au equal control over tho
children of the marriage. Why should
the woman havo more diffidence in
selecting tho man who is to wd her
than in the selection of the house sho
is to live in and its intricate furnish
ings, when tha former has infinitely so
much more to do with her hnppinc.i
To propose has always been consid
ered tho prerogative of queens, but iu
mis respect every American woman
should consider herself a queen. It
was not until Queen Victoria had ig-nifled-to
Prince Albert that a proposal
Irorn him would be favorably received
that ho ventured to make advances to
that honored lady. Queen Elizabeth.
yean before, had claimed the right of
proposal as England's sovereign Queen.
Tho incident recited in Scripture be
tween Ruth and Hoaz, after the day of
gleaning in the field, was virtually a
propositi by Ruth.
After the formulating of tho Gre
gorian Calendar in lM'J, giving to
every fourth year 366 days, it waa ac
counted proper for women to prnpo-e
every fourth or leap year, but so much
fncctioiisiicts and ridicule has attached
to it, that the custom has been more
honored in the breach than in the ob
servance. At this time, when wo eon
cede to women equal educational facil
ities; havo arrived at a proilrnate
equality in property rights; havo given
to her to a limited extent the ballot
and the privilege of holding office;
when the trades and the professions
are so far thrown open to her thut she
may compete with man in money
making and money-getting. I can see
no good reason why sho may not un
der suitable circumstances propose;
but the proposal on hor part would al
ways carry with it tho tacit agreement
to perform her part in tho domestic
economy of the household. Tho right
of proposal vouchsafed to woman would
undoubtedly have a moral tendency.
Bella A. Lockicood, in S. Y. World.
t rr u toewr It an, iw
A proper regard for tho opi&ioa af
the world is a irrrmi aj.,...i
woraas should strive to appear so wU
" to be biamrics. Hut la minor
things, in which 00 question of princi
ple is involved, it is pcMeible to ask
one's self too often, What will poople
To place an exaggerated value oa
the remarks of strangers la a very In
discreet thing We should bate inde
pendence enough to do what is ri;ht
and best for ourrlvo without asking
our neighbor's advice We .hotud re-
SCICNCt ANO tNOUSTMV.
Over a Ukss4 sb 4 ift
ia rUteVurga wvrk in tfe Wa as-itU,
priacijndly asaking SrSJ mir.
A ttd rVadt Ka lau4 A
soUdl4d ga. which cjs So4iasly
volatilized fur th special c f hw
Uthlusa is ths UM: jfcttl
knows, aad it l worth tO fw ouaxvw
Gallium is th raHlit aai ko,
aad ie worth tZX r uxm.
A pateftt ha W gr-aated in H
gtaad for a aw proc o jKrlljvs
alcohol by axnaa of hydrwrlfcv It
Is claimed by this a- is&m t&.i
pure spirit can b really Miftd by
member that our own ideas siv U
quite as good as those of others, and I rcaorlng froai the mds aUx,e4
that we know our own nerds and th ful oils aad etW aostous lcjriWit.
depth of our own purse. Utter thaa -China crap, as U. na i d i
other poP! can. dlcat. was original., esanBfsrfturvl
There are hundreds of woro-a now ' la China. whr the prM -, t.
wearing hard, stiff collars about their , scrt aad for a lot Has- buBw''!
1T1 ' bout ' alteapu at lalUlioa. I tVjg. w
mcr wkjh, neavv emu ties that
hurt ! at last suecwesfui la dtsooteeitij; it a 4
u-els. ' Introducing tho asaaa.'wturo tav
the spine, tight gloves and high hl
simply in deference to what thev ut- Franc.
JK "the people will sr " In fact. .Wood-reosrta oil I. rvmto. d
this form of compliance with tho die- br Captain W H Huby. la th- ) ,r
tates of other woplo i. universal Vou estrv R-p.vUacaf. -fteport oa th- Ho fl
and I say: "How fooll-h' Ho. mou- Utioa of lUilroaJs to Kor.i. ,a r
trou' How Injurious"' Bm we wear estry."a posepsdnc'alaabv wh. r
the things all the Minn properties. It 1. n ofiteient j '1 u.
Mrs. B has a prrlty ro.tum left ' animal and vetablo lite itUur ,
from Irj.1 winter, but "what would peo- . rvfxd. raoWlur. aad us tr m
pie say" to her In church In the - the power of cioUttnsC a. sa
same things? So she geU now attlrw nou.and oth.rf-nnUhl tn.U r
on credit, employs a drwmaker h:n
die does not jwy. Is tortiicd bv dun.
overwhelmed with mortification, and
much more unhappy than if he had
hoard jK-ople say; -Why. there is Mrs.
B. in last ear's suit and tho nmo bon
net!" Arabella goes to a ball. Keryonoj
wears a dro without sleeves to a ball '
in these days. Aratclla knows that .
that means a cold In her cae, but
"what would people nay" If she woro
sleeves? People say vury little when
she lies at the point of death with
pneumonia. In fact, many of her
friends have to be told afterwards how I
111 she has been They did not know, j
or rare, wh.it her (nU m!i)i iv )...., I
Matilda 15 mice N happy nnd comfort
uble. nnd can provide herself with what
she needs in this world.
rill say In a year or two that she Is ' zlno at thlm-K-M tn.
A now proee h Ix-n tn --' !
la Chicago by which euld - i am
readily contejed to building aiv -,
ea.ll controlled lr sI .
With anhydrou ammonia attlj :
below zero can be maintained, l'..uis
vars ao a ehemUt nam. (. .' c
covered the jteeullar cold jilu . j
properties of ammonia. 1U c-.i
solidly frozen after hating !h !
In refrigerator cars for trar!ui-M
Ial In tho form of SHtnrv mu1c
a protsuro of ,tL.) aUiop.Me
thirteen ton to the jusm tneJx, o
comes oomprnvsed Into u till 1 b! ;
In which It U lmpoihlo to deUvi t
slightest vrstign of tile original i.'r.i,
. It liquifies. Tin, when comprint a
, jHiwder. beeomes solid under p...
ton on the squar 1h 1.
AttUm wij ,a
But xoI sure of let
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! "V j
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gelling to oe an old maid, so he mar- thirtv-eleht tons, aluminum t tfc
ho offeni. get- a bad j eight ton., bismuth at thtrtj -4vbl Uki..
and tHipor st thlrtyt)inw tiww.
Qulcktand l cimjH.l o' 0
small particle of mica mtted Iimj: ,
with water. The to tea l tn
that tho fragments slip upwi eoeft oUr
with the groatesl facilitT. i UuUir
heavy body which dlipLwt t ie 1
will sink and continue u . .
until a solid lmtU)in l nw. i
When particles of sand ar jneed -l
angular, any weight preing .i a
will crowd them together until tlie v
compacted Into a n)Hd int. A vt I
"OmjHed of mica or mj.suUmi w 1 -ti
sufficiently mixed with water -.-u;. lo
ries the first man
husband, and -oon envies all independ
ent spinsters who do not caro what peo
ple say about their state of single
In all such matters vou should no!
care for what Kople will say "B
"sure you're right and then go ahead."
1 at 8. there is a fair, slender
solemn child-like eyes
aroicealy. God knows what she In mit. ft
Waa a sUeaoa. far wriA ij
The raia driswii an taa wiaaewl
"Post these letters far me, sling-will
yea!" said Archie L yle, oae Octeber fore
aoon. -rm off la a teartac harrv to teh
a trala. Dotfi fo ,, H t., ,,
-All right,"nsid theyeuagmaa addressed
andhepat the letters cnrelesaly laU the
breast pocket of his overcast.
HangitauV'Kiag aahl to himself tha
at day, Tveforgotteata post Uyle'a let
ienL T!?' ldoK "PPone it matters
much. He'll he aeaa tae wiser." Hedrepaei
them iato tbe first nfllar box he came to!
MSBtjS ltahiSl.. . . .
u(iusg a wuar, saaatered oa aw way.
Oathemoraingofthia same day Carrel
aad his wife were staadiag, pale aaaVsileat.
at tbe window of their tmhig; iaomTluu
were watching for the aostmaa. Thar had
watched for him aaspokealy. fevarishlv.
deaaairiagly, fer maay day. 8eaa they
heard the sharp rat-tat ea the woera ia tha
distance. He came aearer. Hekaeekedat
laeaooroiueBeaaa Bearcat theirs.
ha Baassd ant
aaas mwanaaanaaBi vnw,
O, Jim!" said the little wife
ash!" she says to the doctors every
with lowered voice, and uplifted flager.
Hush! Jim is asleep. I must set wake
him. He is ae tired, poor Jim! He dees
at know that the letter has come. Yoa
will take me to him. will yoa aot! Not bow
but whea he awakes V'CurtU rrr, m
Tom (a borrower; "I say. Dick,
I've made a bet with Harry aad you
are the only one who can keep it.
Oaee upoa a time, you know, Douglas
Jerrld was asked by an acquaintance
u nenaa tne courage to lead him a
guinea, and Jerrold replied that he
had the courage but he hada't the
guiaea. Now. I have always believed
thai you would give me a differaat
swer if 1 should ask you the
question, wouraVt your Dick 'Yea,
I would." Tosa "So, Tve worn the
hei. Caa you accommodate me with
the kma "of a fiver Dick "My dear
hey, rve got the moaey, hut Ikavea't
tha eearage, O yea, Jarrali ami I
tUa Osihsrs far th
at of Daass.
That canes have been put to nobler
uses than thatof affording nourish
ment to the abysmal mouths of dudes
is proved by history. In fact, the cane
is surrounded by historical memories
of surpassing interest. The Mexicans
first used canes in America. When
the Spanish conquered the country a
queer custom was introduced. The
chief executive of the town carried a
tick with a gold or silver head. It
was a kind of scepter. The people,
of course, rarely knew how to read or
write, and when any one waa wanted
for a crime one of the mayor's sub
ordinates would take the cane, find the
culprit, and place it horizontally upoa
the latter'a chest. The proceediiijr was
equivalent to a summons, aad the man
hadappearhefere the mayor ttader
t he penalty of beiag cast into priaoa
The custom waa borrowed from Hpaia
where it still prevails in the more la
The cane of early American history,
like that of Biblical time, was part of
the repertory of the leaders of the
church. It waa the orincioal hadm of
the deacon. Ibecaae waa about Ave
feet loag. Oae ead waa embellished
with a big kaob. the other with
feathers. Whea the small boy rebelled
agaiast the straight-hacked pew he get
a rap oa the head with the uncharitable
ead of the caae. If tha head of the
family got to dreaming about his old
Eagluh home aad the coxy little Beat
ia oae of the shires the turkey's pluas.
age em the deacon's caae feathered the
sleeper iato life agaia.
The Irish have always beea a rand
ated with a Mackthora stick of short
thick aimeasioaa. They ueed
qaeerumeswearasela the lava.
teas of the Eaglioh kings and la tho
religious ware. Evee ia it unaoliius4
tho blaakthsra stick U oae of tha
Morn Thlsgs LNniMl by rrwr
Thirty Years Kspsrivnr.
A farmer who has had trouble with
jumping fences." n- he terms It. says
ho stopped It by nailing n horMsho on
each front fxl of the cow or -tejr.
But he should have boon mom explicit.
Jumping fences are a great nuianco
on a farm, and it seems to me that a-well-set
post and rail fene won't jump
very high. When tho earthquake hap
pened about two yean ago all of my
fences running ea-t aud wot jumped
so as to throw tho corners all awry
and leave most of tho top rails on th
tops of the stakes, and many were
thrown off. But this was not an ordi
nary kind of jumping fence. T1hmm
who are troubled with tho common
kind might try the horseshtx: plan.
What is the be-t fence? I have long
sought to find this out and have triel
the old-fashioned worm fence, staked
or double-staked and ridered; the post-and-honnl
fence and the po-t-nud-rnil
fence, with morticed post and rails
flattened and pointed at the end. I
have somo miles of fence oti my farm
and have constant trouble with tho
fences, nil but about half a mllo of
solid po-t-and-rall fence made of chest
nut posts and five rails to each panel.
The rails am ten feet long. 'Hiis fenco
stands firmly; the heaviest winds do
not move it: no cattle or horses try to
jump It. It being five feet high: nnd
from former experience, dating back
thirty years. I know such a fence will
last as long as this, if properly made.
It Is cheap. The post am spilt sap
lings about ten years old and eight
inches on the split fare. The holes are
bored with a boring machine and two
inch nugcr. two holes being made five
inches apart from outer edges and the
wood between them Is cut out with a
post axe having a blade two Inches
wide. Two men will hoeone hundred
posts a day and will set ap the oae
hundred panels of fence In three days.
costing thus sercn cent a panel for
setting the fence. And when It Is net,
it is set for years without aeed for re
pair or almost dally watching and put
ting up as with the common rail fence.
The best thing to do with jumping
aad breachy animal is to have good
fences, so that when they are young
the animals will not learn to jump or
throw down the fences. Bad fencea
make breachy aad unruly stock. .V.
capable of such consolidation-.
It Is claimed that cotton of n brr
grade 1 a jkorfect substltutioa f.- 1 1 ..
In bagging cotton ldo. Th J.
Or!otui ttnet-Ifetnocrfi sayt "f..
bagging l a elastic as Jt;t. a :ni ;.
as well adapted to covering e; i. 1
will stand hooks, compreM4r and h J
ling of every kind. It wU prt-sH I
cotton better from dirt and tnu ate .
and affords It ample ventilntio. Ii
tho matter of price It can eumpsi'it4
jute, and as It can be ued agnln. St -! 1
actually prove cheaper to lh p.iir
than tho Indian product."
Increase of Noxious Insects.
Noxious iasecta are more aumereus
aad destructive now than they were
ifty years ago. Where aature ha a
esaace to work out her laws, all ani
mals, from tbe highest to the lowest,
do not increase beyond proper limits.
Evea maa himself is ao exception to
this great law; hot let a break occur la
this great aataral eaaia. aad it ie felt
all atoag tho Iiao. Somo emeries will
increase eaormouelj, while others al
most entirely disappear. Now as in
sects are far more numerous than all
the higher animal, it follows that If i
soase uaforeaeen eveat taken place thai
favors a great inn-sane of some boxUtjo
podoa, maa is sure to be a gr&x tef
ferer. Aad this state of things is
exactly what is taking place to-day.
The reader will naturally inquire why
the beneficial oaee do aot iscreae ao
fast as the destructive oaee. The an
swer is. the feed plsatef the iattrr has
Increased enormously, ana ail an? stir,
roundfn g have favored lie rapid ia-
waue the other, living upoa.
(iasago) food, is entirely oot
by the vegetable eatisg
geed joke after
SHE IS A TERROR.
Ths Wen an Who fcM rr,r,r
Matr Hay ssr Tlir.
They are forever shopping but -purchasing.
The ejerk recoti.,. toe
"shopper" tho minute she U't m
tho door -111. She wander- abei;: e ta
an air that shows she has Un ih"l 1
shopping but not buying exp-diin
The first counter she rn,e to i
handkerchief winter; she suddenly b.
comes very much Interested In tb
latest handkerchiefs, looks thoo a
over, and ask the clerk, who i rti.
to attend to thr' or four custom t
once, the price of no ! than a doi
then oooly tells him sh U only b'tiar
around. She passes on to th un'-"I.
counter, and picks up a go!d-hnsJIM
umbrella and asks the clerk th pri -On
being told the price she iddi-y
discovers that it Is ju-l Ilk on f-e
bought there lat yrar. bit a Hit
cheaper. Thea she begin to rmml-t
what she has (net by aot waiting It
she seems to smooth hr rufl5ei fe-Ux
by trying in every way possible u ru.f
fle the feelings of the trufh-rnilurinz
aalesmnn. She peases on u the -Ilk
counter and asks for sample of all lb
aew shades without the faintest Idea 0
ever purchasing n yard. Th clerk. trt
wardly calm, aaswers hr qtst!tw
and treat her courteously, while in
wardly he invokes n blelng tm ler
head. After dnwdling nrrmnd Jh-
small-ware counter for about aa liour.
she takes the elevator to tb- suit de
partment, where she proc! U ls
sptsrt leisurely all the Ute-i gown
and wraps. The old clerk are all
familiar with her marwqrrr. aad
when she steps up with a otorMH
"What have you got aw to-day.
girlr they feel like tr-Uig her as
she deserves, but what caa they d?
The fioor-walhers' or suawrfateas'sata
eyes are upoa them aad they mtt mx
hibit their stock, try oa. butte as
garmeat alWr garmsmtaad tara
so that the shews er earn get ae
view of H, saaod off me sho oaa
the general saTset, aad after they
tired out soul aad awdy the.
walks off demurely toward the m
akin departmeat. aayiag by wee af
plasatiee. 'Ta eoly ImiklMg
Ia tho meantime tho cirrk
several good cuevamu. hwt she lo sa
rejoiced te see the nrtreatiag
the "aaoapee' that the lost
i. a .v v ssai
mrw mu 3 m , i inn a m fc aBBBt.
veaaaa that drifts iato a store wnaagT
vague idea ia her head thai she
seeaethiag is aet fjite so hast
"shopper."' After akiag ahewt'
keadnd qaeatiisas aad laopsctlog
taira of the stack the store
she discovers what H Ss she
arUahiaaiaooaeea aat e tatSsSP
aahaUarticlo that she eeead asL
othmmala five mW-Jha J&
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