The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, December 21, 1888, Image 6

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la a year?
Ones I taouf at myself efterlifted by yos.
Yoa soeaed wispy whese'er I wu near;
Caa It be yew re grows cold, m I tear,
la a year f
My lore kaa become bat more strong
la a year;
Walla yours eoald endure not that long.
All were welt could I tee my way clear
la Bay kesrt set to bold yoa o dear.
la a year.
GSOHGK BlBDSSTS.
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this paper.
AN'T you bear up
Just a little longer,
father!" The ioakcr
was a small, trimly
built woman, with a
bright, intelligent
face, and though she I
tried to speak cheer
fully, there wa a
wailing undertone
of grief, apnost of
despair, i tho tone
of her ve'eo.
"I'msf oared I can't,
Nell 'Pears like I'm
s
slmost conn." and the oswcr came huski
ly from the lip of a fck man stretched in
the bottom of a long emigrant wagon
drawn by a pair ol patient mules, who wet
driven orer tfta trail by the womaa. "If
ftere was only a parson to say ft bit of a
prayer, Nell, aoems like I could go more
eomrortable, fur I're boen a rough man,
ot like the quiet bum body I was when I
left yon, wife. But you seo ther's nobody
bat me at Camp Nogood; bamt soon a
petticut ia nigh two year, jest think o'
that. NelU and you'll never know how per
fectly lovely you an the kids looked to
Mwheayou stepped off the train, an'
lowl'ragottflr go an leave ye," and a
sharp spasm af paia convulsed the white
ssoe.
4 Oh I father, don't talk of dying," and
afte wife turned her head away as the hot
tears trickled down nor cheeks. " We'll
aooa fte at the camp, and then, may be,
omctbiag caa be done for you."
Say, poppy, poppy, I see a house away
osTyeader," aad a little boy of eight eager
ly strained his eyes over tho long stretch
f road before them to the snot where tho
faiat c&tllae of a rude shanty was visible
in the distaace.
"That's Tim Conway's cabin, half a mile
from the camp," eald the sick man, fee
bly, "but I ahaa't live to git there, fur it's
five mile away aa' night a comin' on."
"No, no, Bradly, it's real light yet If
yoa caa stand it to rido so far may be we
caa make It. Don't give up, father, don't,
aow," and a gleam of bopo mingled with
bar tears at the welcome thought that a
human habitation waa in sight; and better
till, that the camp, the objective point
f their jouraev, waa almost in eight also.
" Drive oa, Nell, I'll try an' bear it." A
array shadow was stealing over tho sick
nan's face already, but he did not know it;
be oaly knew that a cold hand waa touch
ing at his heart, chilling him through and
through. Ho thought it was the wind which
blew down the trail with a shivering sug
jrostioa of' winter, but it was a stronger
breath than that of Boreas which was
freezing his life-blood and stopping its
free current through his veins.
The mules plodded along their way and
the children watched the little speck in tho
distance aa It came steadily nearer with
childish interest Besides tho boy of eight,
there waa a little girl of fire, and tho baby,
Nell, aged three, so wrapped in shawls
that sho looked more like a mummy than a
living child, and tho mother's toars chilled
on her cheeks as she drove the mules for
ward with the hope that succor might be
noar. It was not an onviablo situation.
The husband two years before had
started away from a comfortable home in
Illinois, imbuod with the spirit of advent
tire aad with a longing for wealth which
tM plodding farm life did not satisfy. A
aeighbor had come home from the mount
sins with marvelous tales of wealth to bo
aoaairedin the mines, and after selling
the farm aad dividing the proceeds with
tils wife for her support while he was
rose, he had taken kisshare aad gone back
witb his comrade.
Hta claim bad not panned out aa ha had
hoped, but not feeling willing to abandon
bis enterprise, he had seat for his wife
aad children to come out to him, promising
to meet them at Denver.
Qjaito unknown to him aa insidious dis
ease had been creeping upoa hiss for tho
past year, wcakeatag him slowly but
surely, aad hta wife was shocked when
aha aaw his drawn and altered face whea
be met her at the train, and when they
ware aboat tea miles from the city he
bad beea taken with aa acute attack of
bis disease, and the affrighted wife had
pursued the journey which had beea com
menced so hopefully, for she was a cheer
fal little body, aad aad formed many
wifely plans for the new mountain home,
which was ee ling wltr heart-sickaess aad
Oread.
There had beea quite aa ezcltemeat ia
the camp w'tea the letter had caaseaa
Bouncing that the little woman aad her
children were oa the way.
"Yer .ter quit yer swearla'. Bill Nerlnt,
wheathere'aawomlnt'round," said Dick
Oowdy. "Bakes, i hain't seea awomlat la
ao loag I meat forgot bow they look."
"Berne o yea fellers 'd better shave up a
Mt r she'll be sheered at the slgkt ef such
Botteatots." Burt Macomber waa the
dandy of the camp, aad rudeaa the be
leagiags ef the aUaers were, they would
bave beea mare ae had it aot beea for his
nAaJeg taste.
Be bad eace ventured te carry a cane,
bat bis cemradea peremptorily drew the
llae ef prehibttiea at caaes, aad he waa
f oread te discard the obnoxious article.
A iMgb bat kiad-hearted set of men,
they bad tmade quite a bustle af prepara
tlea taraagb the day ea wklck they had
taihsilatad the traveler would return.
Tsetbeea bad scrubbed bis shaaty.
i Colllae, who kept the loag. board
wbleb aaswered fer a hotel, had
artttieaedaa! aaapartmeat for the tired
aaaabar aam aer eauarea win a certain oi
amUacreagblj eewa together, aad la aa
frees: SC taste aaa maamtanurea
far a wiadew cartala from the
iaC am aid white shirt which had
packed away ia ais traak
rabbisb.
i like alcb track, ae explained
salsarnlirsllT asaoeairadestarea lasur
Zaeattheaawoated lazary haagiag ever
aWllltlewiBdow.
. am this tiase the wales wera tailing
wearily P the trail toward the speck of a
iSia They had almost reached It whea
vnt her cried eut: 4"Oh, mammal
XiTleesTse queerl" aad the wife with
fZm.t2-trflibed erertheseat
r ef the wagoa, waere ber baa.
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vale face aadaceldswsst broke out ea ftia
istbbssm. .m
The poor woaua kaa prsyea w "
Mia borne, prayed forth hutbsad lssviag
bet- ao atterly aad aacietedly aloae, bat
be could not pray sew. BtUJ, aha tried
her best aad her whole k0,'
herdespairiag laToeatioa: "Oa, God! Oh.
God, draw aearr' end thee word died oa
her league " great soba choked her.
Good-bye, NrlU tell the boya to be kind
to you aa' "and the fluttering- breath
ceased, and the wife was a widow aad bia
children fatherless.
"Mamma, I'll run to the shanty aa' toll
tba man bow sick PoppyiV'dtbelitti
boy. and cHmbinic down overt a- w .
.h ao. ke sied away aa fast as his ut-
tne wagon he sred away
tie legs WOUia crrjr - , ..otfcer
.. . . kltn
a legs would carry i
He naa never B"w , .--uin to
was too absorbed in her rie' -TaBy
aesio. --r. ,.
r . r -" 7i. ,,. be aica
nlmtnai papa wuu --
more.
back sooa with wide open
He came
eyes and a quiveris " m the
.ayoae there '"ttJJEaS
window. n' holler Bto ,,
Tim Conway aakH lower sUllat
and the wdSe loagT lonely ride with
tkatatt u cvcn in hi5 WoK-
b'dJ?Slettorclth of life lasted, but
.e waVdesolate indeed, and ae took
nThereinwitbaaenwof borWble lone
rfSeVs. which sue had ncrer before ox-
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f wMlAnnf
HTuh Jackson, the bis cook at the
Collins house, was preparing to fry grid
.i, i o tavnrite- dish with the men.
when tbe'rumblo of wheels was heard.
"That's Brad, r net ye," cnea uicx
Oowdy, throwing down the cards with
which ho was iIayng, aud rising hastily.
"Hello, pard. yc'ro jost in time for flaj)
jacks," wd Kam Collins threw open tho
door and strode out with a welcome.
A stfled sob was the only reply, and he
sterped bar,fc. "Beg pardiog, who ever
'tis." It vvas quito dark and the mules
and the one white covered wagon were
alone visible. "We're expect n' Brad
Hevclf, an' I'll be dratted cf this ere don't
watch, his team to a dot"
"Ifoppy's sick." said the little boy's small
voice; the widow's sobs still choked her.
,'And who's pop?" asked the miner,
kindly.
. "I'm Willie Newell, and mamma's
here."
"'Tis Brad's team arter all. I thought
I couldo't be mistook, llello, old feller 1
"row's sick," sum toe littlb hot.
Cheer up, man, we'll soon havo you well
again," and the minor walked around to
tho rear of the wagon.
"He'll never be w-ll any more. He's
dead, friends," said the widow In a choked
voice.
"Dead! Well, now, that's rough, ma'am.
Blest cf 'taint," and ono of tho byttande
went into tho house to carry tho news.
"Sho, now. yer don't sayJ" and Wash
Jncksoa turned a griddle cake over onto
the floor Instead of upon the griddlo in his
surprise, "an' his widdcr an' de little chil
len am at do do' wid do corpse. Sho, sho,
now, dat am awful 'scouraging."
"Shet up, yer black yawp, an' eet 'em
something to eat," said ono of tho raon,
roughly; "they muat bo clean tuckered
out"
Tho rough, toil-worn hands of the
minors helped the widow from the wagon
as reverentially as if she had been a prin
cess, and tho children were taken to warm
hearts and tenderly cared for, while tho
father's cold form was prepared for burial
in another shanty the ono which Dan
Voorhccs has so recently scrubbed, little
thiukiug for whose reception ho was mak
ing it clean.
Three davs aftor the funeral the widow
was waited on by a deputation from the
camp. "Wu wanted to ask yo. ma'am,
what yo was goin' ter do," said the
spokesman, toucbiug his bearskin cap re
spectfully. "Indeed, sirs, I do aot know, replied
the widow. Sho had shed all her tears
and could speak of her troublo with dry
eyes. "All I have is here, and winter is
coming on."
"Thets what we was a thinkin',
ma'am," said Dan Voorhees, eagerly, "an
a hopin' you would consent to stay at tho
camp. We're a rough set o' men, ma'am,
but you can feel jest as aafe wcth us aa ef
yer own mother was a rockin' ye. Kf
ary man says a word o' sass to ye we'll
run him out o camp at the pint of a shot
gun." "But what can I do for support" fal
tered the widow. Sho had been tenderly
brought up. and the idea of spending the
winter witb these rough men was appall
ing, deprived of the protecting presence of
her husband.
"We've wrestled it all eat for ye," re
plied Sam Collins. "Yo see. we'd all on
us calkylated a pile on hovin' Brad's
womaa aa' kids among us, an' wo'ro aU
aort o' rattled like at bcin' disappointed,
an' we're willia' te do the square thing
by ye.
" Brad's claim alat a paaaia' out no great,
but It's enough to make ye comfortable, an
we'll all chip ia aad do our share toward
werkia' it, aad pay over the proceeds to ye
jest as regular as if he war here. Dan'U
give up his shaaty, an' we want ter make
ye jest ex happy an' comfortable as wo
caa, for we sot a heap o' store by Brad."
The widow's lip quivered; the kindness
of these strangers touched her deeply, and
she replied in a trembling voice: "And
what am I going to do to repay you gentle
mea for all this unexpected kindness 1"
Sheased the word advisably, for in her
estimation they ware geatlemea of the
truest aort
"That'a all right Doa't you worrit
about payia', ma'am. We're a sorter rough
set an' we eeed a womaa aroaad to kiader
pareasdewa, aa'ef you'll slag as a song
oact la awhile Brad said yoa waa a mas
ter band teeing ea' let aa her the kids ter
lore aad caddie a little. we'U call It aquar.
we're all oa us bad homes aa' It
roagbea ua.taia kiad ?o life year la aa'
year out, aa' if you'll live amoag ua aa'
make a home far as ter kiader look at, aa
'twere, we shell feel weU paid."
Shecouldat refuse such a request com
lag ae it did from those who had beea
ber husbaad's friends aad compealoas for
the two years past, aad ao It was settled,
aad the few thlags ahe had brought with
her were moved lateDaa Veerhees' shaaty.
aad with her wemaa'a skill she made
sack a homelike place of It that Bradley
would have thoagkt it aa earthly pared lee
could he hare lived to aee it
Thechlldreatookto the kfadlymiaers
wonderfully, aad Willie aad golden-haired
Katie were aa ceateated aa kittens whea
Sam CeUias or Dick Gowdy entertained
them with stories or "yams," as they
called them, of their earlier days, or whit
tled eat the carious woedea toys whisb
they were experts ia fashioning.
Baby Nell's arefereace waa tot Black
Wash, aad Rwaa ao aacommoa might te
see her little plak heod peepiag up over
his battered eld bat, aa she perched ea
hU abeaUer. ber caahhy arms clmgiar
ais aeek as he wast te tab
.1... Haktf taf
spriag for water ar est w rz.T
f wu fer hUmIlaaryjr"l'to
sg iMMiiM'Bai aa wn v -Bart
Jtaeomssr saw - -! hcoartt
aaaacea it --,-.
?ttlte ?t!eaid otherwise bare beea
CTCWd?kST- Vlrft
It in drlalUBg Ue f-
? arSae wisewSreelly las oicV
ddleaad ! ,,, Go-
hich had beea suag ia iiels
EST fteTwr. old aad thr-dh
JSwaSh were eatlrely new la tbd ateaaW
uU Toa.hoyt.that air te" aU br
J said Dick Gowdy., a Mrs. Newell
frTixh- Nlaetr aad ftfae " to her audl-
!-ce- M ther halnt ao sepherd a gola' ter
do very much hentla' ferasef we doa't
Uke better keer of ourselves," aad it was
noticeable that ae left off swearing for
nearly a week, aad in many ways the pres
ence of the Uttle family, so helpless ia
their bereavement, was a refining aad soft
ening laduence.
so, now, fellahs, Christmaa am comin
in about fo' weeks,' said Wash Jackson,
he was lighting the evening lamps.
I'd clean done fo'got till dat ar little
Katie war atellin' wbatter fine Christmas
tree dey had las' yeah. Tell yuu it mus'
be mighty dull fo' dem chiliens up heah,
wid noltin' but us growa folkses ter 'mue
em."
"That's so," and Dick Gowdy drummed
on the table thoughtfully. "Taint one wom
an in a thousand that'd come up here an'
be as pleased an' chipper as that little
widder is with her trouble to bear, an' 1
move that-" and the peakcr's voice was
lowered, andaconsulUtioa followed which
m,m Btil1i iMihtiilunliBl
There vero nonn of the men who did
not have a memory of innocent pleasures
at Christmas time in their childhood, yet
the sweeten and best of holidays had
cnvS;" "Jffi PbJi?.tt7h1
neareit approach to a rough aud tumbls
tiKht that the camp had ever known.
There was something in the presence or
the widow, the touch of the innocent
childish hands which had met theirs with I
confidiiur trust, which made such a cele
bration of the day repugnant to them, and
Sam Coll us brought bis list down on the
table with
a whack as he said: "1 tell
you, boys, money's no objlc, aa' ef the
thing's did at all it's sot to be did up
brown, an' tr-cm littlo kids an ther ma
shell hcv a Christmas worth hovin'. ef they
air up in the mounting!" slapping flfty
dollars' worth of gold dust upon the table
as he spoko.
A stingy miner is an anomaly seldom
seen, and the pile rapidly increased as
each added his contribution.
There were sounds of hammering and
sawing going on in a spot far enough from
the camp to be sheltered from Its rudeness,
yet near enough for purposes of protec
tion, and somo one was evidently going to
have a new cabin, and built la a style no
ticeably superior to the rest of the shan
ties in size and convenience.
Nelly Newell stitched away at her scanty
preparations for the fast-coming winter
with scarcely a thought oZ the matter, and
if she had speculated uron the subject at
all she would have thought that Dan Voor
hees was replacing tho one be bad so gen
erously given up to her.
As the miners had said, she had borne her
troubles with patience and sweetness, and
sho fully appreciated tho kindness, rough
aud uncouth though It waa, which these
men had hhown her, but she would prob
ably never know what her presence and
that of her Innocent children was doing
toward making the camp as quiet and or
derly as it was.
There was a town twenty miles away,
and a week before Christmas Ham Collins
and Burt Macomber drove off in a b'.g
wagon drawn by four mules In its direc
tion. Burt had been chosen for this ex
cursion because, as they all agreed, he
" knew more about wlmmin's chicken fix
ins' than ary man In the camp."
" Don't ye spar tho money," was Dirk
Gowdy's parting admonition. " Ef that
pile don't hold out, run yer face, an' the
rest kin foller arterward."
The wagon came back tho next even
ing heavily laden, and the men unluadel
it at the door of the new cabin, whiou was
now completed, and there wore busy bands
at work putting it In order for occupancy.
Nellie Newell waa putting away tho re
mains of her littlo supper on Christmas
Eve when a smart rap sounded at her door.
She had been unusually despondent all
tiny, as thc contrasted this Christmas with
previous ones spent in the Illinois home.
Dan Voorhees was at the door as she
went to open it, and his honest faco wore
a curious expression as he said: "The
boys wantcJ yo to step ovr 'n nee the new
house we've becu puttin' up. I'll take the
liabhy an' the kids kin foltcr."
Glad of any chango in her monotonous
life Nelly put on her hood, wrapped up the
little onos and went out with him.
The house was lighted, sad the sound ot
Burt's violin sawing away on "Homo,
Sweet Homa" greeted her ear aa aha
stepped in at the door.
"Wish ye merry Christmas, ma'am,
called out Sam Collins as she was ushered
into tho room which answered for a par
lor. There was a real "store carpet" upon
tho floor, a sot of cano-seat chairs, a tablo
and couch, and through Burt's taste tho
windows had been curtained with white
lace, all cheap, but absolutely luxurious
for that region, and giving the room a
really home-like appearance, with possi
bilities for future improvement from her
woman's touch.
They had decorated the walls with ever
greens an.1 In one corner a small Christ
mat tree bora acceptable fruit for the
children, wooden toys, cheap picture
books, such aa the primitive mountain
store afforded, and a bag of real candy,
which had been distributed so as to aiake
all tho show possible.
lira Newell looked about her ia the
most perfect astonishment as Bam Collins,
who had appointed himself spokesman for
the occasion, called out heartily: 'This Is
a Christmas present fer ye, ma'am, from
Camp NogooJ, an' we hopes yell uke as
much comfort a llvla' tn't as we her In a
ttxfB'itforye."
It was a most surprising state of affairs,
sad Mrs. NeweU could hardly Bad her
voice to thank them, aad especially whea
Burt threw open the lid of a small melo
deon and invited her to aecompaay him
with his violin upon it
True, it waa ricketty la the joiatt aad
oat strnr boms a
sq-esky ia toaa. bat it was still
offiTiartiacerest alssaara as the misers
crowded around it walla Mrs. XeweU
played ber simale airs apea it, net daring
to trust her roles to slag. The chUdraa
took the oaportaaltr to exatore taa rest sf
the aocse while sis was plajria. aatl
came back rcocUkiag: "Ok, mamma,
Uere's a caTbsardla the other ream witt
lctse Titties ia it a aaaatbigtarkey;
aad so it casts asxit tbat, at sattssf ia
merry
CHATHAM ISLPS- KINO.
PrasV Lee. of Bowdoia Coil, whw
accecnpauiied the Albatross expeditioa
sr'a naturalist, baa returned East. The)
i professor left the ship at San Francisco.
Ha ia engaged at Washington ia ar
ranging the specimens collected on the
voyage for exhibition in the National
lfuseuat. The professor thus describes
tome of the experiences of the Alba
tross party in the South Pacific:
On the largest of the Galapagos
Islands they found a curious colony.
"The island is between six and seven
hundred miles from the mainland of
Ecuador," said Prof. Lee, "almost un
der the equator." It is walled in with
high volcanic rocks, and very difficult
of access. Years ago the Ecuador Gov
ernment planted a convict colony on
one of the islands, but the convicts re
volted, killed the Governor, and mado
their escape on a schooner. For a long
time afterwards the Wands were unin
habited, and all of them are so to-day
except Chatham, where we landed. Be
hind the wails of rock we found a fertile
country in a high state of cultivation.
"Alwut ono hundred and fifty per-
sons make their home there and aro
1 governed by a shrewd and progressive
man of the Spanish race, named Cohos.
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! tlt control seem xvs ubiolute as that of
the Czar. Ills subjects are convicts
from Ecuador. Years ago. it appear.
j ho waH .niraged in gathering orchilla,
;' -Jf l- ;" '-
the manufacture of dye.-. Ho got rich
at this busineM. but lo-t hN fortune
i through .-orne tnm-a:tion with tho ,ov-
eminent of Ecuador. Possibly asing
this jis an argument, he tuAed for
and wa.s granted this iMland of rhntham.
tne condition ooing nun ne sniiutu re-
j ccivo and care for the convicts ent
I thither from the mainland. This was
perhaps ten or twelve years ago.
The colony has now a little world
of its own, cut off from civilization
by hundreds of mile of ocean. Only
now and then, at long intervals, has
any vessel landed there, oxcopt thu
schooners owned by Governor Cobos,
and the inhabitants have, therefore, no
means of escape. Those people do not
share their ruler's progrensiveiies.
They aro an odd and rather unpre
possessing lot. Most of them are na
tives of Ecuador, and some probably
half Indian. The Governor told me ha
had ono full-blooded British subject,
and aked if we would like to see him.
He gratified our curiosity with a
glimpse of the blackest negro I ever
saw. The fellow spoke English, aud
insisted that ho was an Englishman;
hut when I asked him where he was
born, he answered. 'At St. Helena.'
"The Governor is tho only jierMm on
the island who knows any thing of tho
world. He has traveled somewhat,
can speak English after a fashion, and
contrives to keep up within about six
months of the times. In conversation
he showed a pretty clear knowledge of
affairs in Europe and America. Ho
was especially interested in politics of
tho Old World, and seemed to under
stand the relations of tho great powers,
thoconditions which might briiignbout
a war, and tho result to bo expected
if one came. Although a monarch In all
essential respects, thi man acknowl
edges his dependence upon the Govern
ment of Ecuador: but he rules his sub
jects as he pleases, aud perhaps some
what tyrannically, for there are con
spiracies constantly on iooi ugiunsi ms
life, and ho has to maintain :i miniaturo j
standing army. The currency of the
island is mado of shoot lead, with tho
value, the niimu of the Governor, and
the name of the island stamped on each
coin.
Seven prisoners of Stato were in
durance while wo were on tho island,
under charge of having'plotted to take
the Governor's life during a recent
festival, and to set up a new govern
ment. What punishment they were to
receive waa not very definitely settled
... . . . -. . . ....
but (Jobos intimated that nosnouiii nan-
ish them to ono oi incomer ami uesert
islands at a distance, where they
would be furnished with a little food
for temporary use and a few tools and
left to shift for themselves.
. -
Ihelandin 1 tiatham is unucr rtu-
tivation. Sugar-cane is raised, and
mm mado of it. Emits, hides mats.
orchilla, and other products are shipped
in considerable quantities to Guayaquil, i
Another curious experience oi ours ,
was when we visited Charles Island. "
Tho island was well stocked with pigs.
cattle, donkeys and horses, but we were
informed that no human being lived
there. Imagine our astonishment
therefore, when, on proceeding inland,
we suddenly came upon a man with a
pig on his back! Both parties. Indeed,
were startled the man as well as our-
selves. Neither had expected to meet
the other. This Crusoe was nearly
naked; his beard and hair had grown
to a great length, and his eye had a fe
rocious gleam in it.
4 fti-at tin wnruetrwvl afraid of US but
afterwards we got him to talk, and dis- j
covered that he was ono of an expedl-
tion which came from Chatham Island
some years ueiore m svarvn ui unmna.
He had deserted his companions, and
his absence from their ranks bad passed
unnoticed. His entire outS t of world ly
goods at that time consisted of tho
clothing on his back and a knife; but
he had lived on fruits and herbs, and
had captured wild cattle by setting
traps for them, and killed them with a
spear made of his knife fastened to a
He bad built a but of ineniaes
os,-, ...Mnnttiiii wh.thr h had I
k. n k. i.i.,. - rmmw e r flat
sWU SS SSSSSV ' sj sxwsy m i -
was elad to see his kind again. aa4
begged to be taken back to Chatham
a request which was fnn ted. of cswrsa.'
Cr. Utrision (M.) Journal.
CarraMing Tratte.
Jake "Mrs. Xeverpay is oat tbers)
bad wants to know if you'll trust her
for "
Dealer "So. Tell her we're doing
a strictly cash business, that we don't
I trust anybody.
Jake " ell. but you re alwaya
trusted her. doa7t you kaow. She's
the one that owes that old aoconat
bast's beea running so loag?"
Dealer 'O. yes I remember aow.
Old Mrs. Xererpey. Well, we'd better
trust ber thes. for If we dism't tbed
,asjj fo across tbe road aad amy
smj waj.isrwil JVst rYear-
srs """r-rs.rs - .
FAMILY FASHIONS.
samab aTaaasb Tatter aVswat aad aw
Tatey Are WaS
The plain styles of the English tailor
prevail in the stre-t dress. They are
more pronounced ia their severity aa4
simplicity than la any ea,oa pa.U The
plain smoothly-fitting bodices which
have been a pact of the street gown
for several season are retaiaed aad
are furnished with plain rt of heavy
corded silk with revert of braiding or
velvet at the sides. The bodice is still
short on the hips and is finished with a
slight point or square tabs at the back.
Such bodices as these form the house
waist for tho majority of tailor cos
tumes, though in some instance tailors
are using the short jacket reaching
nearly to tho waist line with a closely-
fitted vest which nds at the waist line
under a garnered rlrst Kmplre gtrtflc.
ints jacitei clovJly resembles the
Zouave jackeU wom twenty years ago.
but tho iroraer aru squ.ire and not
rounding, and they are attfd to the
figure and extend below Jje waist at
tne DacK. A ntgn collar, as high
, the throat of the woarer will bear, and
, a close coat sleevo. are stt'.I de rvjeur.
With either style of house waist given
It worn the plain draped IhrccUtrc skirt
previouslvdcacriUtl and which fahlon-i ve 1 jko llkt'lr WeU lhin'"
able talkjrs aro ad.p:Inj; generally. wltne., iw thl. stand" now vho will
t...-i , i .wt .";... . .... ... . ..
luimyiiuii i tut uvn iUi, nv
will bo a relief to the homo dre-.smaker.
...... . . .
who. if she l iK-e".ed of any talent
In tho art. can ea-dlv mode", a atvlUh
. gowti 0f cloth and finish it as dalntitv
-d deftly a, a tailor's wurkwonW
'Ilio greatest dravhac Is in lh fitting
If jo Js skillful In this vr.ty. It t
far wt-or ftr hor U he the hJIc of
j her gown cut. fitted and bailed for her.
t Inay 1h. a r,.llcr u women wao arc
Htniggling with home ilres-makers t.
j know lhj t om f ,, w tailor.
make mUtlts. owing in some case to
carelessness induced by tho rush of
business.
Tho Dtrectotre poloitnUe with it
wide rovers and flaring collar I a
popular model for tailor dresv:. En
t jjlUh women do not wear an outside
i wrap with tho Bltvjljl j.WI, j,,,. n,i,i
UIMierm.ath their Ixxlleo or jM.loual.
I Vesl of ,.jianii,t, to give additional
warmth. The milder and raoro oquublo
climate of England, together with th
fact that English women habitual.'
themselves to an In-door atmosphere
colder than an American woman would
consider tolerable, render heay
outside wrap Kupertluotts. Lining of
furs, the softest and warmest wnilen
wrap must In? resorted to in our coun
try to counteract the dangers of taking
colli In stepping from the dry atmos
phere of a furnace-heated house lute
tho chill air of a winter's m-tilng
(Oixi IIotttkffiiH'j.
SHORT FASHION NOTES.
Illat aal Mg(stlon rtarrnlaa lh l.t
st ?(olll la trM.
There Is an endless variety of tev
gowns.
Itlnck hat and bonnets will be wor
by every one.
Hrblal toilets are trimmed w lth putv
white flowers.
The latest brides' dresses are made
up in arm u re silk.
I'ink. green, moss. nbinthc. and
claret are tho colors of tho hour.
I,acn holds Its own ns the favorit
trimming for evening dresses.
English walking dresses are matin
quite hort. but retain the bustle.
Triple cajws are a feature on long
rcdingotes worn a capes this -a-on.
There U quite a revival of the fashion
of wearing morning or breakfast enp.
Dross bonnets are made quite flat to
the head, with light aigrettes st in
lace on top.
One of the novelties this season Is
i the decoration of seal caps lth bunches
i f violets.
Drones for little girln are mnde up
of bright plnided stuff in combinntloo
with plain ones.
A new hat made for the daughter of
Queen Isabella Is of black velvet and
i "-
n heavily embroidered
lth gold and
. Teivt.
n. t-.,,.. i ToM.n lick, h,vc
I cviu- jn the top. In which a en. Ink. !
. ..n n.l Mrll mil nf ,-,,,...
.... rr-.... ...... .- ....... ..... ... ,...,--. .
may lo carried. The utonslls are held i
in pi, br lhc wna 0f the stick.
whlch screws on.
Au tynng jr,, for a debutanto Is
rajule of voikn jM,tto! pink silk, with
nk crvp, bordered with green velvet
pnt edged with small gold !ads.
jt js k novel Idea, yet v;ry pretty, and
gives a youthful effect. Chicago -Vfw.
QUEER LOVE MAKING.
A Dswrrlatiaa ssT Cwartsfclw Ssawtts:
Kasls Tribes ' ! ttaarstas.
A Kafir, having fixed his affections
upon some female, acquaints his par-
eats with his intentions. Thfy apply
to the girl's parent, and if the latter
do not content to the union a Sght is
iaevitable. If the parties agree the
next proceeding Is to appoint two ex
pert female ac&otiator. who obtain
by strategem to the house with
the object of broaching the subject to
u,e young lady. They carefully amid
M ,mjdcn OP abrupt mention of the
awful subject of their mission, but
launch out la praises of the man who
seeks ber hand. They speak of his
possessions, his courage aad accom
plishment. The girl, pretending to be
affroatstl evca at these remote hint.
growa refractory and runt away, tear
ing the ringlet of ber hair aa the re-
, tires. The female etahastadors. baring
ber fromjfcjr co-mlawt aad carry
her by amasl U the house of ber des-
s.
tiaed husssTpt. aad there leave her.
UsPt.
She Is compelled to lire here several
days, silent asd dejectad. refusing food.
till at last, if kiad tatreatUts do aot
prevail, she is made to submit by blows
to tbe unltm. Tbe Kaftr who has tb
reputation of hat-lag committed a aaav
her murders of Mohammedan
eajoys exceptiosal privileges; he Is
respected by aU the aeighhoTBood. aad t
ejcperieeces little or ao dlfScsities ia
proeuriag a wife. Tie KaSr woman !s
dssoated to a life of toil aad drudgery,
aad tbe basbaad caa f fctcard her when
ever ha feels so d itponsl CscaiXs
Git-
editor is called "acraakr
bttt the, jma Scao. bis paswr ia aa
bow eoald aa
AN OSSTINATC WITNESS.
ywPisgiry,WB
Lawyers aad jodgr bar a good !!
to endure from wlvpt of a (vrtala
class, wb sltaply wi-'ltalkia their amn
way. aad who as to bva so coaoef
lion of tho mesjalag of the word
brevity M
Such witaers) af or4 a go
axnuxmcnl to the spectators. If they d
fret aad rt the lawyer.
Now. ploMo toll alt you know as
Aitlllw k.t sw.lutM aa vim risas yV?
m Uwyor to a wonun of ahoyt Uty
naitvabti m lVMVvti J V a
yoarv whha.ltkrn lac lih-vat.
All right." aha rspllol;-rU do that.
It ain't much I know about the caf.
anyhow, for I don't cu-ddl myaclf with
other folks' afairt aiho. I don t.
AXni It's my opinion
i ..vc don't want your op.
Inter-
niptnd the lawyer.
i ii. doa't ou? Well. I sm not.
If yiu aid. I could giro It to yoa mighty
j quick I'm ono of thrra prons lJwt
m, hal they're got U sr right out.
, and no beating round thy bah. or
. heramlnf and hawing orr lU and it's
t mv honet opinion that - -"
j "Hut I jH vou wr don't wit yvmr
I onlnion tV want fact,"
i- r()ll i-, na rjOUliniT OUl C.V
I-".'
If theprt any thine I de rmJeHy do
pie. lt' a liar. I never told a llo In
all my born da s. and what' mom, I
never oAjurol to; and lis my ujlnkn
"Will you kindly keep yor opinions
ti yourself, and tell u what yvnt iut
ally tnotr about thl eae"
H. crtalnty. t-be.urw Why.
that's what I'm here for. ain't it It's
mighty littlo 1 know aUmt it. and I
earn a goil deal lc. I'm a jvrsou
that minds her own luSne and let
Other's alone, and It's iuy init-And-oul
bpiiilon -"
Now top jul where you are," "11
the lawyer, hnrply. "HaTen't I tohl
jou again and again that your opinion
cuts no figure In the ease? '
"Well, my gmwl land who atd It
tli'lT" erbnl the old IjwIv. iniioMntly.
I simply ialil that It ai mjr uptn
lun -"
"Iloaso le.iv.? the stand"'
And, a she did so, the old lady
i turned and snld. harplyr
"Well. I've got my opinion of svts,
any how'"" oV'ifrn Aiys.
THE WOMAN TO MARHV.
Mab t1r,,v Tak HshH Im Um !
nmlua f lh starrls il,
"Vou ay you demand a domet)o.
urfiil Homnn as "4ur wife If that is
so. marry .ora .uuuigaii. your laun-
.. ..... .
ores iiawiiier. .-sue wear ws nma
shin. i guiltless f eorel. nucer
ttiWes In washing. g"e out boun
eleanlng. and rok for a family of
seven children, her mother and three
eetion men lxanl with her I d4n't
think she would marry jim, lan
I'on Reagan, the traW walker. ! her
style of a m.m. !t us et.itnlne Into
your qunlluVntions a a model ltuland
after jour matrimonial Idea, tny ltr.
t an you sboiildcr a barrel of flour and
rnrry It down cellar 'tn yiei aw
and plit ten eord of hlrUorj tl In
the fall as to have ready fuel all
winter? (.'an you pale up a half aere
of gnunl for n kitchen garde ,
you know what wJil taVe the lime tato
j out of tho now cistern, nnd can yoa pseh
the Uttle leak in tho kltehwn :(
t'nn you bring home pane f gl
and a wad of putty and repair damages
In the little sitting rtxon window' n
you hang some ohii iiper on the
kitchen' Can you fit the front cato
soil will not swsg' Cn jrou do any
thing about thn house that Con lleagan
ran My dear, denr ly. you e,
Nora MulHtrnti wants a higher typ, of
true manhood You expect to hire
men to do all the man' work ahwil lh
house, but you want your wife to do
any thing any woman can do. llellern
me. my win. that nine-tenth of the
J girls w ho play the piano and sing
j charmingly, whom you In your llmStod
j knowledge set down as mere bettor-
"'" "' fo'blon. are bettor fitted for
wives than you nr for a hMlnd If
7u wnl rrf Orst-da.. k
.
ani etrerienreJ notisexerjter uojoor
courting In the IntolUgenee offji-w. Hut
If you want a wife, marry the girl you
love, with dimplud hands and faee Uk
th stmllght. and her lore will toaeh
her all these things, my bor. ong -
'or,! ?ou n!r"' 'carne.J one-half of your
rn lesja. D'irdtitt, it flrvtlly ,
Kaylt.
AROUND THE PIO-PCN.
st t Ma aiassitfcr sis TwtS ls a
lwstals faasrssa.
Carefully abstain from aSriag f
mllcine whatover.
Keep largw aad small separate aad j
not morts than ton la a lot- i
Feed regularly aad liberally a sari-
ety of wboleo food, always some
bulky food. and;let erh feed b eatoa
up clean !wfr nvrr i giTen.
CJIve wallowUg plao?. ashes, rhar-
coal and salt, a-id plenty of trd .
in Umber pasture yield ir.gthadw, root.
BUU. acorns, etc But ao doubly soured
slops.
Provide ventilated h!tora from wlad. '
rain asd snow. bJt ao llltor Ifor with
litter get too warm. If jtr wish dis
ease, pot your hogs to the straw piU.
Male lain cleaallae la all thiags.
fsrred osly ataturw ailssis. aad sercr
from a show hrd. The ospriag of
immatare or pampered ashaals Is prs
dlp'ssd te dlswssa.
GiTe pure water, from dsp wl.
tarotoctsd from urfsce water W41
water Is &otfrxig ooJd Is wlator asw
lukewarm la suxater vTstor Xreea s-bsriag l- r-ahw U tb Uzx h Vsf.
creeks (cle- fid In epri ,) poads or ik- rswUiu srser srf JtosW ssl kdt
pool, t dis-svsbrssedlsg ar-- sstaU Ws? yir 1 tiaa to
Pigs should le frwar4rd la early jaai J h?.zh tJU. T -'s J
spring asd kept tm ly grovlmt ten4 , ree2s4 swwK rr whlrfiag sawMg "
milk. bra, alesv smx. grm rj. Wlsgaad I ties tssht l ae
grasses, ciorer. twee- cora atil lata &e .-rr.J r 4i w J.
fall; thea fattrs rspWly ea o?e-s mostly,, f ,A x wtsavRr . ?s, av2 Is d--but
siso grains rye, hiss graasv, pms d. ij-tiag aw ntirrr vi
kiss, bollrd smtatoes asd torslps witb absiv 4Um U ikmm js4 f Lkij
bran, stosuaed eWver bay. stt--aVa TWy tvr aser prfN Usijp- tad ur
d Fmnn. I essjaly W.vtci t. Tb asatfii-j- ajX
wwswsswsssaassawaswisssws
fro, t fjsj asuabrr ?f lrs rf"7 sra ca $mf-riei, 4 i a
dkraaldrH hy rr-rj fi!- Is h hmml f tss-sft-a-r
calcalstved that as IUUa slWara tbsm a sisVisv It U m sy aaAur
tlm If oaaa average as !lera. mt j "Js- r mt r
tm dan MtM bis Vtatrr; a rrwesssv! Ibe itatt ramlt t or?
w i - - 2
aaasv tKTs suvs; a Twsssa. swriaswsBss i
assdaaWsrUa.SIswa.
WOODEN OOT.WEAR.
Its ewassawHs twist a r.
. -i
Jstaw i any.
May (JsjrawMi a4 SosjtdlftATlaa
Sate ra.lt who ha &! ia Ulce
T cotnrsu.nUs af tir or In tl
North tsUf jtf aad Tprruwi,
har brought with lm th ru n ol
wnsrinjf tus!?sj ahtvi $: i?r
) www In User hosaa la thaold ,- 1 ,v .
m f 00 ,lc- xhf Ha4xi h
prartk. or a -Ml they lant : t
eUier; that thor k$ svjt tfe- ml
darapocsvs Nttr tha luthr. -J
cheaper la Rrt cvwt. b4 --
much longer.
After a little tin? lus-K-w-er. i
UXg. of tho JKW world sfs?eMH t Us
strvjag for th old wrW skvt4' htw
which ar3 tJvm thrown f Th
wrarvrv fiftd. t4s.. that la tnjr wfpfr
wotT hif h kthvr ssts and h-xt
ar fw prelrttoa. aad sp ' r
no 1-x.tWsr than swsira xw. wawvf.
sr v?rj Ukw llpws is bag .
at lh hssl. though they rt high a '
p."lnt'd t tho t1 TH- -r '
North i torn ctweia'ualUe a ,
thi ;m.s Mtttitr sbAli.s St i.
mn or ndisa'la. " wr
In (mx-sIo 5mm rti oftoa saw! at h
day. As IS? ar" esttt k
they ar ulwra- brf St t
tsjn.. ami. tr as tvj ttss "" -all.
ar ns4rt tr had. ot MSiA.'
ltcvwcsJ.
th the Korj-Jut cswtUtsma
hif. aro vry senrsai's AAtawc -)stvAtttj
of la Nwii. a : a j?, tf.
greater p"rt rf KwafA l'nss l -hAj
enttUssd to W svUd tb Us k
Ol th W4dsMt hOsV nhsi-b It hr
x'xllnl tho UsW It U Vswy illlf '
and ctnit graif.i'lv Ktadav nmJt
inrtst uf Airsvnr, la tsi
KnVar. it I itisry to 4mri t
KtkjttnK ho' wttb 4sdalrt mrui '
oer a4 with Uitw4li
A pair of s.la Um 1 a fs
fift f lovrt" U th4r Sssnl V -
or 1 galMatx who Vh to tn --
heart. Tliei qsoor hrw.r" fitin
dtxrftt,st with Vr e.1 rs)Kssis
tia ti grlafl uf fsxrgot m Mil '
nivlt or wtth i jAi'- ' 4t
wtUi tw heart totsj tgwtbr 1 ,
tHittmu Ha given no to th prs
In Aax. uttervl of .m f-"
ttnattreUe gtrl lw h hh .
hsrt. "ll mMi sr wMfnrtaastx.
Skillful sArr f wv4a sx"wt
ds'srito tteui with fvrtst mi
jcrMi they wUH to- prwt Utom
or. If tby arw m, UlU tawr.js4 -
tiNirown. If 1mki rw s.t '
a wielding pMfit. is oflw b -
uxin them im eartt tJte nataww of t.'
--,-
.tt,rU & dste f tbe we44g
I'SKT
uch othtr faeu a tbro l tos '
And on Ibw ihs of miiho mi U.
talwrt jAait ticr ) rtn f
goi dent Those gt as'
my lw haAgtamt. r asti
to "knKk arstintd" ta l-rts '
lnrt-)arl with. Th r feH '
Utte K-saa4oMa. and isael'iap
plt lT ft pnw4Hi MMOnnift, J-
K-!anl hate noileof Kg j,tif
i f tblr m'-oi, k.m tle liwisi nfe,
' gront In iMir N4rlhwt !u lw.f
And the nnt, !ndxi r u
'Juett Mario Antotntto wsv-st w
plr ft wo,l,fj hM ( ta paia.
the TrUNftH It ! awl probslst.
, mrrr. that anj qotven or nwtt I
as a liA'tt, ur tor nay ir
than Ur et the j - iii a ofisast
frugality lnnsa thwy w iuM
fort-We eiii , Msitpto whs -lhm
n ernul dr! kh hu iiwih a- .
lone,j to them.
The w.aats f TfonJ ttrfwx
etHitrlt hate mn- &ri(ri, -
, with mwU nirihrK Meh toll
''I
mrtmu K-jr n aetfr j -
wiiii r wMn tsiMt. itt) w- g
1 l"geadrT. and toll Vhst .."
inaldnM. on jwveifit i' ar --4--Jii.
w vntrnnl "k-j piaMt
all orU of ple Hat t U i' -
sa.Ski a. a a
Wtbg hlraeU emn hr wy, r.J J. f
In lo wftJj hr lspl grssx -King
"ojhto. toUh4 hU
ler bj making hf his ien !-
ong h entil rtrfa "XVHh ry.
xlw shrs."'l Ualstit tUiU ru'. i
sumtlng like this
I 4 VM fcs- J4'S.
p sf wKt tv.
n 1H fross Ms
V tn ! s V s's.
Wl$s Swiff ,W-
Tt
Js siil that a nvain
VM
itmri )nrntod
wwton h
sad U Is (osirsx t.t
under t lSufww, th rsU- .n
wilt gl'e tip crtftg tb mW Hr U4
tad iysjtiatly i&i ail & i.
r,'4 sld of a prt!y lrr
lota will h- JoU - yeA' ('s)ti)tin
MOW OlCt Aflt WAOC-
trai awrts Saw tm a as
tsts rsk ,
Is a d(gy tiHs bp n o-- oi ii
uppr aVrs of as old hvlidtng Is Ass
'ri. n old KmchMsaa sr J
titer day tsvtkiag dk il i
lory r h-4, srrlia hasvito
damaged billiard Wf vl 'yrh W, oi
I ory :ll h bujm for m sg. It
-ot aromad hi wsfh'fcsw3 a4 Ullu-t
U Uttorssi with Um 4ys, cJ;t vs.
frsaTsv-sU rs' lry i wslrt V s
work. Hfww S-c saw. wty-
erpwsnttsd by a towadi. a tor;l4rlviiv
a bnSList at iUhiag avachla .J a
sb-e td kharj b!is a4 drills,
Tk Yrrvbmtn kss tins a a to-
a4 wnrt f ivory all u lli 1U
works trvm 4jg watll da irj
4 j. tvs4 frfti sssrw a 4ilssdUti
lamp to light hist at hi -' Ui l
algbt. H tii wet Q IIUms nrs.rsN
Jr-r ruy jtd m,rrtiT TUs
SaaaaSMW t. sabA mt' mmf i, f
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