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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. HOSMER, Publlaher.
RED CLOUD. -
- - NEBRASKA
CHARLEY MULGRIDGE'S FIDDLE.
When I was a boy. oh! ages ajo,
And back with the boys that I used to know,
There were countless pleasures and keen de
lights That seemed like parts or "Arabian Nights;"
Hut or all the things that there used to be,
No one seemed so hopelessly lost to me
As Charley Mulgrldse'a liddle.
Its crippled owner could ever entrance
The gathered hosts at a country dance.
And every earthly care took wings
As his bow scraped merrily over the string?,
And a genie rose to bid care depart
From the wonderful depths of the wonderful
Of Charley Mulgridge'a fiddle.
No wedding in all the country -side
Hut it was there to salute the bride.
And its voice was a promise or hope and truth
And a snowy ape for a golden youth.
And its cheery tones to the newly-wed
Seemed as a greeting from Heaven instead
Of Charley Hulgrfdge's liddle.
Oh! marvelous strains have I heard since then,
And magic music by wizard-like men
By f! Union and Thomas, and men like these.
And Kdouard Strauss from across the seas
And their minstrelsy made my heart rejoice,
For through it I seemed to hear the voice
Of Charley Mulgriuge"s flddle.
For at those times when the music swelled
I clo-ed my eyes and again beheld
The crippled tiddler with flying bow
The "first four forward" and "dos-a-dos"
Ajjd the gay young ieop!e who danced the night
Aay to the realm of that joyous sprite
In Charley Mulgritlge's tiddle.
And it seemed thro' the strains that a wander
Sang of the things that I have lost.
But sang in a voice that once again
Brought youth to gr.iy-haired women and men,
And the wonderful music of later days
Was only created to swell the praise
Of Charley MulgridgcV liddle.
And I look with eyes that know naught of tears
Back through the curtain of gathered years,
And hear again the same old tunes
That made Decembers eternal Junes.
And I speak again as saluting a wraith,
'The greeting of time, and I keep the faith
With Charley Mulgridge's liddle.
Carl Smith, in Harper's Weekly.
ViiA-"" r- '-"v' &ts
-2tr -X JtiWA-li? t
WO vears ago,
a couple of months in the mountains, I
spent two weeks at the home of Jim
Wilkins, a hospitable young- married
man, who had come to Colorado fifteen
years before with his parents.
One evening1, as we sat before the
huge fireplace, after supper. .Tim's wife
said something' to her husband about
the time he was buried, and she smiled
in such a queer way that my curiosity
was aroused at once.
" hat is that?" I asked. "Have you
ever been buried, .lim'.' Tell me about
"Yes, tell him,' urged his wife, and,
thus adjured, .lim consented.
"It was" ten years ago," he began.
"I was sixteen at the time a mere
boy, and with all a boy's love for hunt
ing. 1 had rather hunt than eat, an
time, even though I were hungry; and
my main grievance, at that time, was
because of the infrequency of m- op
portunities to indulge my love for
hunting. I had to work very hard, as I
was the only boy, and it was but once
in a great while that father could spare
me from the work a whole day. So
far as I was concerned, I would have
had no scruples against hunting on
Sundays, but father was a strict man
about "such matters, and would have
tanned my jacket good had I dese
crated the Sabbath in this manner.
"Well, you maj- be sure I was tickled
when, one evening in October, father
told me I could have the next day for a
hunt. I sat up till ten o'clock, clean
ing and oiling my gun an old-fashioned
muzzle-loader and making other
necessary preparations, and I was up
by daylight next morning, and ready
"1 struck out as soon as I could see
good, and made good time down the
valley. 1 was making for a salt lick,
JIK STOri'KD SHOUT.
where I knew wild animals of various
kinds were in the habit of coming. I
wanted to get there early, so as to .be
hidden near when the animals came
down to 'lick,' and drink at the creek,
which ran near. I would thus have a
.good chance to shoot anything that
"It was four miles from fathers
house to the place, but I made it in an
hour, and selecting a good place, where
I could see every portion of the lick,
and also the path leading to the creek.
1 hid behind a biff log, and waited.
"I had been there only a few minutes
when I heard a rustle in the bushes on
the other side of the lick, ami the next
moment a big buck: came in view. He
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"imp zzJ' y555"
stopped short, and, lifting1 his head,
looked all around in such a suspicious
manner that I was afraid he would
take fright and run away, and was not
willing to risk his coming down into
"My gun was already cocked, and,
raising it very carefully, I rested it on
the top of the log, and took careful
aim. The buck was standing with his
left side turned partly toward me, and
I had as fair a chance for a shot as
could have been dcs5red. I was greatly
excited, but the rest over the top of the
log gave me a good chance, and I was
confident that 1 could settle Mr. Buck's
account with this world the first shot
"And I did. I did not delay an in
stant, but the moment I got aim I
pulled trigger. Crack! went my gun,
and the buck, giving vent to a sort of
snort or cry, leaped several feet in the
air. Coming down, he whirled and
gave two leaps in the opposite direc
tion from me, and then fell to the
ground in his death struggles.
"Maj'bcyou think I wasn't tickled at
the result of my shot. I uttered a
shout of delight, and, leaping to my
feet, ran to where the buck lay. He
was just kicking his last when 1 got
there, and I was so taken up with
looking at the buck, and gloating over
him, that I never once thought of re
loading my gun. My whole mind was
taken up with the deer, and my only
thought was: 'How shall I get him
"It would be impossible for me to
get the buck's carcass home by myself,
and, after some study, I decided to
skin the buck, cut a generous slice of
meat, wrap it in the hide, and carry it
home for dinner, then father, and I to
gether could go i the wagon after din
ner, and get the deer.
'This I at once proceeded to do. I
was far from being an expert at this
kind of business, but I managed after
about three hours hard work to get
the buck skinned. Just as I finished
and rose to my feet I heard a noise be
hind me. Not thinking of danger, I
turned nry head and glanced back over
my shoulder. There right behind me,
and not more than ten feet distant,
were two mountain lions. The moun
tain lion is the largest of the panther
species, and by far the most ferocious
and powerful. Knowing this, for I had
heard father speak of them often, I was
almost paralyzed with fright, and stood
rooted to the spot with horror. Only
for a moment, however; the instinct of
self-preservation is strong in all of us.
and in a moment I was flying through
the timber at a rate of speed perfectly
wonderful, expecting at every leap to
feel the terrible claws of one or both
of the lions.
"Luckily they did not pursue me.
Evidently the carcass of my deer pre
sented too great an attraction for them
just then, and they let me go as a re
ward for presenting them with such a
fine dinner. I suppose.
"I ran till I was tired out, and then
sank down on the ground and gasped
for breath. I was terribly put out over
the affair. Here I had succeeded in
killing a fine fat buck only to have him
eaten by a couple of mountain lions.
By rights I should have been thankful
for my escape, but, boy-like, I did not
think of that then; I could think of
nothing but my lost deer.
"1 was in a terrible stew; I did not
know what to da I could let the lious
have raj" deer though I hated to bad
enough but I could not return home
without my gun, which was at that
very moment lying on the ground not
five feet from where the two lions
were devouring my buck. I had been
too frightened to think about securing
it when I ran, and it would have done
me no particular good at the time, as it
was not loaded If I had thought to
bring it, however. I could have loaded
it and returned and shot one or both of
the lions as they were busy eating my
deer. At any rate that is the way I
figure it now," and .lim smiled and ac
cented the "now" as he spoke.
"I'm afraid you wouldn't have fig
ured it out that way then!" laughed his
"Well, not having the gun," con
tinued Jim. "I could net return with
the intention of shooting the lions, but
1 made up my mind to return just the
same. I was bound not to go back
home without my gun: the folks would
never have gotten over laughing at me
if 1 had. I made up 1113 mind to wait
till I was sure the lions had finished
eating my buck and departed, and then
return and got my gun. If I had time,
I intended to try for another deer be
fore going home.
"Well, I waited fully two hours, and
then, slowly and carefully, for I didn't
know but 1 might run on to the lions, I
made my way back to the scene of my
triumph and my discomfiture. I kept
a bright lookout, you may be sure; but
seeing nothing of the lions as I ap
proached the spot where 1 had felled
the deer. I concluded that they had
filled themselves up. and then, being
fully satisfied, had returned to their
"Thinking thus. I threw aside my
caution, and advancing, picked up my
gun and took a look at my buck There
was noth ing left but bones, aud, just
as I was on the point of turning
away, I heard a noise behind me, and
turned, to see the two mountain lions
crouching on the ground withit a yard
"I was worse scared, if possible, than
I had been the first time, bul I had
sense enough to not try to run awa3,
as I had done before. Not having the
fat carcass of the buck to keep them
back this time, they would, I w.-h sure,
follow me, and they could easiy out
strip me in a race, gorged though they
were, after eating the deer.
"Helplessly 1 stood and starcuTit the
lions, and they stood and lookel me
in the eyes in return. They male no
motion toward attacking me, ant I be
gan presently to hope that -they .voulil
be satisfied with the feast they ha been
treated to and go away and leaw me.
But they did not seem inclinedso do
this, for when I moved a step o two
they moved with me, kceping'their
noses within a foot of me. f
"It was not a pleasant positionto be
in. you may be sure. I was so'.iadly
frightened that 1 hardly knew wfether
I was standing on my head or my
heels. Almost unconsciously, how
ever, 1 kept trying to edge away from
the lions, and they kept right along
with me. It was evident that they did
not want to attack me then, but it was
equally evident that they did not want
to let 10c escape. They had dined so
heartily on the carcass of my deer, that
they did not feel like eating me just
then; but they wanted to keep me in
sight, so that when they did want mo
they would have me.
"As the only thing I could do, I kept
walking backwards, a step at a time,
and the lions kept right after me. It
was impossible for me to get away
from the lions, and had not something
happened to bring the affair to a close,
I suppose I would eve ntually have fur
nished a meal for the ugly brutes.
"In walking backward I of courso
kept my eyes on the lions, and sudden
ly, as I took a step backward. I caught
ray heel on a root and fell fiat on my
back on the ground! In an instant the
lions leaped forward, and one of them
placed one paw on my breast, emitting
a low growl as it did so! I gave myself
up for lost, and closed my eyes. The
lions did not attempt to make a meal
of inc. however, and I soon discovered
that they were puzzled. They began
smelling of me, and smiling about, and'
I suddenly thought that it might be
that they thought I was dead. I Had
heard that panthers would not eat any
thing unless they killed it themselves;
but they had eaten my buck, and I
knew they had not killed that. Hut I
thought that, perhaps, if I feigned
death, they would go away and leave
THEUK WKISK TWO JIOIWTAIX I.IOX3.
me; and so I laid as quiet as I could,
hardly daring to breathe.
"The lions smclled and sniffed
around my body for quite awhile an
hour, it seemed to me and then, hav
ing decided, apparently, that 1 was
reallj- dead, they began scraping leaves
and dirt, and after considerable work,
covered me over from head to foot! I
managed, by shaking my head slightly,
when the lions were not looking, to
keep my mouth and nose from being
covered, and so had' no difficulty in
"Well, sir, those lions never stopped
till they had me covered with leaves and
dirt, and at last, whcusatisfied.evident
ly, hat they had made a good job of
it, they departed. I waited till I was
sure they had left the neighborhood,
and then quietly came up out of my
grave, secured my gun, and made
tracks for home, arriving there an
hour later safe and sound."
"That was quite an adventure," I
said, "and rather a strange burial. I
suppose the lions intended returning
later on and making a meal off your
"Undoubtedly,"' replied Jim, "and I
have often wished," he continued,
pensively, "that I could have been
where I could have seen them when
they returned and found me gone. It
would have been interesting to have
witnessed their actions."
"Did you never try to kill them after
ward?" I asked.
"Oh, yes,"' was the reply; "we made
deadfalls, set spring guns, and tried in
every way to get them, but they were
too sharp for us. Wc never got them,
and, for aught I know to the contrary,
those two lions may be alive to-day."
S. A. D. Cox, in Yankee Wade.
NAMING A MOUNTAIN.
A Suitable and Suks;sUvo Name
An English tourist in British Colum
bia says that his unsophisticated and
conventional mind was captivated by
the freedom and heartiness of the
dwellers in that country The first
friend he made was a little girl about
five years old, who "seemed to be living
independently of her relative." She
announced her name as Miss Jenny
Lorcna Wells, and gave the stranger
many interesting details as to the life
and habits of her doll.
Our landlord, too, was exceedingly
hospitable and agreeable. y way of
conversation we asked the name of the
mountain opposite the door, a peak so
striking in its rugged magnificence
that in Switzerland there would have
been two railways aud a dozen hotels
planted on t With princely generos
"ty he replied:
"You can ca.l it what j-ou like.
Every outfit that comes along gives it
a new name, and I'll be shot if I can
remember what the last one was."'
It was gratifying to reflect that wc
were now an "outfit," but at that mo
ment we could not think of an appro
priate title for the mountain.
A name occurred to us not long after
ward, however, as we began to get ac
quainted with one of the peculiarities
of British Columbian speech, namely,
the various uses of the phrase "'What's
"What's the matter with some sup
per?' "What's the matter with the
bread?" that is, please pass the bread.
hats the matter with skipping out
of this first thing in the morning?'
These and sundry other similar expres
sions suggested to one of the company
a name for the nnmnln;j innnritnin.
and the world will bo good enough to
take notion that it 1 r 1, i.nmvnJ
henceforth as the "What's-the-Mattcrj
urn. iouuis companion.
THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
Row Frauds Are Detected and Alo Aided
The writer has often been asked
whether photography can liev The
fact that it now plays an important
part in life renders the question rather
n serious one, and one that 1. am cer
tain many would like to have answered.
Well, then, photography can lie and lie
bad enough to bring a blash to the
cheek of the worthiest disciple of
The wonderful strides made by
photography during the past few years
have not only enabled men to achievo
great things by its aid, but it has also,
unfortunately, assisted others to de
ceive and defraud their fellow-creatures.
Photography assists the forger in so
closely imitating bank notes as to de
ceive the most experienced: but it also
assists the scientists to detect these for
geries, and, in some cases, has aided
justice to discover the offender.
An amusing case appeared some timo
ago in one of the law courts. It was
a dispute between two persons about a
wall. The plaintiff complained that
the defendant's wall obstructed the
light, to which he had a right. Defend
ant denied the charge.
The most amusing part of the case,
however, was when the complainant
handed the judge some photographs of
the obstructing wall, and the judge ob
served that it was evident from them
that the wall certainly did obstruct the
light and was apparently of unneces
sary weight and size.
Then up rose the counsel for the de
fendant, and, with a smile, handed to
the learned judge his photographs of
the same walL The- learned judge was
perplexed, and well he might be. In
the first set of photographs the wall
was of immense size, towering above
all the windows; in the second, how
ever, it was of liliputian dimensions a
most insignificant thing, unworthy of
Now, these different effects can all be
brought about by using lenses of dif
ferent angles that is to say, lenses
which collect and throw a more or less
amount of view on a plate of given
A wide angle lens is one that includes
a lot of views in a picture, and, a the
angle is a long way different to that of
the human eye, the picture in no way
gives a correct representation of the
Readers should b2ware of house
agent's photographs of the houses and
property they have for disposal. They
are nearly all taken with a wide angle
lans. With such an instrument it is
possible to make a small London back
arden resemble a large, open park.
The reason is that it causes all objects
near at hand to appear very large, and
those a little distance away to recede
far away in the background
The writer had in his possession a
photograph of a man playing chess
with himself and looking on at the
game. There were, of course, three
figures in the picture, but all of the
same person in different positions.
The writer used to do something sim
ilar to this when making long pano
ramic views. A little slit runs along
the sensitive plate and makes tho ex
posure, and it is quite possible to in
clude the same person in the picture in
a dozen different places and in different
By photographing three persons ar
ranged between two mirrors placed in
a position thus V, a photograph will be
produced of thousands and thousands of
persons crowded close together.
Spirit photography is another form of
deception. Photographs are made of a
sitter with a figure leaning over him.
t The figure retires when the exposure
I is half over, and thus has a misty, weird
appearance in the picture,
j By composite photography almost
! anything can be done. This is accom
plished by cutting out different parts of
several photographs, arranging them
together, and rephotographing them.
The society ladv when she goes to
her photographer would be horrified if
I she were to sec her photograph as it is
j first produced by photography. The
I negative is, however, placed in the
I hands of the retouching artist, whose
t duty it is to take out all wrinkles, spots
and blotches in the lace, make the
mouth a little smaller, the eyes brighter,
and perhaps the C3ebrows a bit darker
and the Jnose a bit shorter. Large
lumps ard then carved out of the waist
and the flture otherwise improved.
When 'jhe finished portrait is handed
over to ffcer ladyship she is charmed
with it. m'crhaps the appearance is not
exactly Wie same as that shown by her
lookinjijfclass, but she consoles herself
with tl reflection that photography
cannot llic oh, dear, no; impossible.
Kt-.iponitlon if the Dead Sea.
The curious statement is published in
the organ of the Palestine exploration
fund, on the authority of Dr. Lorter,
that the Dead sea loses every daj- by
evaporation several million tons of
water. He says this enormous mass is
easity drawn up by the raj's of the sun,
the valley wherein the sea lies being
one of the hottest points upon the
globe. This vast basin is remarkable
as being tlnJ deepest depression upon
the surface of the earth. It is thirteen
hundred feet below the level of the
Mediterranean, and rocky walls rising
to twenty-six hundred feet in height
surround it on all sides. It is nourished
onij' by l"c river Jordan, and. there be
ingno outlet its entire tribute of water
must he absorbed by evaporation only.
Dr. Lortuc says that the waters of the
lake arc concentrating more and more,
and so great has its density become
that the human body easily floats on
tnc scrfacc without the slightest ex
ertion of hands or feet N. Y. Sun.
Or 't Use t Him.
'?he advantage in buying a- knife of
tlis kind." said the salesman per
sutsivcly, "is that it has a good file
"W'hat aw is a file blade faw?" in
rf.;ircd Mr. Fweddy Olechap.
"For filing your finger nails."
' "1 aw nevah use use anything "but
tnccugeof a gold com for that said
Fweddy, transfixing the presumptuous
salesman by a cold stare through his
eye-glass. Chicago Tribune.
Jewels As Cores for Vatloui DU
Costljr BemedUs and Prrrsntlres.
Although popularly supposed to be
itself a deadly poison, the Uaraond has
from remote 3ges been credited with
the power of protecting the wearer
from the evil effects of oner poisons, a
reputation which it retaitid until com
paratively recent times. According to
Pliny it also keeps off insanity. Am
ber, too, was supposed to possess the
latter virtua Besides the diamond sev
eral other stones were supposed to pos
sess medicinal virtues.
The ruby was consicarcd good for de
rangement of the liver, as well as for
The sapphire and emerald were also
credited with properties which rendered
them capable of inllaencing opthalra'c
disorders, and there is a superstitious
belief that serpents are blinded by
looking at the latter stone.
The turquoise, although not credited
with either remedial of protective prop
erties, so far as disease was concerned,
was nevertheless regarded as a kind of
sympathetic indicator, the intensity of
its color being supposed to fluctuate
with the health of the wearer. The
latter, moreover, by virtue of the stone
ho carried, could, it was said, fall from
a height with inpunity. The marquis
of Vilena's fool, however, was some
what nearer tae truth when he reversed
the popular superstition in his asser
tion that the wearer of a turquoise
might fall from the top of a high tower
and be dashed to pieces without break
ing a stone.?
The opa' was looked upon as a
thunder stone, and, although many
women now appear to have strong su
perstitious prejudice against wearing
one. it was in bygone days held in tho
highest estimation, for it was supposed
to combine the virtues of several other
On tb other hand the onyx so
named 0 account of its resemblance to
the (cokr of the finger-nails could
scarcely1 have been a nice stone to
wear; or, according to medieval super
stition, it rendered one particularly sus
ceptive to annoyance from nightmares
Tenperanco advocates, if they have
any regard for the belief of the ' reeks
and Romans, might seriously consider
thc advisability of distributing ame
thysts among drunkards, for it was
supposed that these stones prevented
Coral was made use of by thc llomans
as a protection against the evil eye.
popular superstition has credited thc
topaz with the power of depriving boil
ing water of its heat
Perhaps tho most wonderful proper
ties, however, were ascribed to the
chimerical stones which many creatures
were supposed to carry in their heads.
Most of our readers have, no doubt
heard of the precious jewel which tho
toad carries in his brain-box, and so
called toad-stones, which were in
reality the teeth of fossil fish,
were formerly worn in finger rings
as a protection against poison. It
was thought that the best stones were
those voluntarily ejected by the living
toads; but as the latter were not ad
dicted to freely giving up their treas
ures in that way it was necessary to
procure the coveted articles by other
means, and the recognized method was
to decapitate the hapless batracian at
the instant he swallowed his breath.
The feat naturally demanded consider-.
able celerity, such as could only be ac
quired by considerable practice; and it
was not unreasonable, therefore, to as
sume that, although thc endeavors to
gain possession of the jewels were per
haps numerous, they must invariably
have been unsatisfactory, especially to
The eagle-stone was considered an
excellent thing to wear during preg
nancy, and the swallow carried in its
stomach stones of great medicinal value.
The brain of the tortoise was sup
posed to contain a wonderful stone,
which was efficacious in extinguishing
fire, and when placed under the tongue
would produce prophetic inspiration.
Another stone possessing the latter
property was found to be in the eye of
The head of a cat however, was
thought to contain what would un
doubtedly have been the most wonder
ful and most desirable treasure of all.
could it only have had a real instead of
an imaginary existence, for that man
who was so fortunate as to possess this
precious stone would have all his wishes :
granted Queries Magazine.
To girls with slender allowances any
sudden emergency in dress occurring
just when they have supplied them
selves with a stock of garments for the 1
coming season is often extremely em
barrassing, and I wonder that no one
starts a provident dress society, to
which members would subscribe a
small sum annualby, and which would
make grants out of its funds on such
occasions as having to go into mourn
ing; to go unexpectedly into a climate
requiring quite different sort of cloth
ing; to act as bridemaid, and in some
cases of marriage, when the relations
are unable to provide any outfit also
in the event of a member being sud
denly called to enter upon any new
position requiring an immediate outlay
in dress. Such a society, well and
honorably conducted, would be a help to
numbers of pcopls, and would encourag
thrift in girls and often prevent them
beginning the dangerous habit of run
ning into debt.
tho I'uintins Kncket.
First Tramp What's th matter wid
Mike? He looks as if life wasn't wort
Second Tramp That's jist how he
feels Ye mind two days ago a poor
man fainted in front o' that big house
over yonder, an' th' kind lady rushed
out wid a bottle o' brandy to restore
"Wull. Mike, he tried th' faintin'
racket there this mornin', an' th' olo
lady rushed out th' same as before. But
when she seed Mike, she said, 'Poor
fellow, his pores is all stopped up so he
can t breathe.' says she, an' then she I
turned th' hose on "ir.!." N. Y. Weekly, j
PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. t
Getting in a pickle is not apt to make
a man look well preserved. Yonkera
Tho trouble with a man's covering
up his tracks is that he makes A new
ones in doing it. Housekeeper's
Wee Miss "Mamma, mayn't I take
tho part of a milkmaid at the fancy
ball?" Mamma "You are too little."
Wee Miss "Well. I can bo a condensed.,
milkmaid." Good News. ,
Social Tragedy. "Is it true that
Chollie lost all his clothes in a hotel
fire?" "It is. When Chollie was fired
they kept his trunk." Indianapolis
A Cleverly Parried Thrust Miss
Cope "They tell me that engagement
rings with figures arc now fashionable."
Mr. Keene "Yes; provided the figures
run into the thousands." Jeweler's
Sermons in Stones. Fimly
"Shakespeare speaks of sermons in tho
stones." ISimlj' "Now I understand
why women pay so much attention to
one another's jewels when in church."
N. Y. Herald.
Jackson "It seems to be the am
bition of all American officials to reach
the presidency." Jenkins "It never
struck me that way. It always seems
to me that they are ambitious to reach
Canada." The Sloper.
Pot and Kettle. First Wall Flower
(at the ball) "Kady. you've been vac-
iMnntpil lntolv Virnron't. ttiii"
Wall Flower "No. why?" (Spite
.....V.. ....W.J, ......... . JW
fully) "You don't seem to catch any
thing." Chicago Tribune.
In Chicago. Accepted Suitor "And
for a wedding trip we will go to Niag
ara." His Affianced 0, no, not Niag
ara. I'm tired of that place. I've gono
there every time I have been married."
"I heard you talking about fools
awhile ago. Miss Fannie," said a silly
dude to a sharp girl at a dance, "and
" "And." she interrupted with a
snap, "eavesdroppers never hear any
good of themselves." Detroit Freo
Miss Dreamier "When you stood
nn fhf lirinlr nf "!rTfirfl nml lrknlrnf! intft
1 thc seethinrr. suririmr. unfathomable
depths below did you noffeel that you
would like to jump in?" Mr. Tourlnr
"No; I hadn't received my hotel bill
then." Lynn Item.
Mrs. Spleeney "They say it's an ill
wind flint hlmvs nnliodv rnod. What
: vould vou doctors do were it not for
sickness?" Dr. Bolus "Ah. there you
make a great mistake. Mrs. Spleeney.
It is the people who think themselves
sick who enrich the doctors." Boston
"Do yez remember the talk about
soignsand superstitions the other even',
Mrs. Flannagan?" "Oi da Have yez
thricd the horseshoe yit?" "Faix, an'
we have, an it worruked to wonst. It
hadn't bin up two hours before it fell on
Michael and broke open his head Now
all he has to do - to lie m 4 an. dhraw
is monev fro:n the lodire." Washins-
FANCIES IN JEWELRY.
Novel Designs That Are Pretty iintl Pecu
liar. Shell-shaped clasps are preferred for
garters. Reversed coils make another
pretty design. Perforated clasps in silver
gilt are another preferred design.
! Bracelets prevail in three stylos. The
flexible tape of various close and open
weaves and overlapping spiral designs
in gold and platinum combined are pre
ferred in bracelets without stones.
Square sectional bracelets with sunken
stones are popular, and also the knife
edge bracolets with stones.
Some bowling prizes have been recent
ly seen. The engravings were elabo
rate, showing the alley, pins in order.thc
player ready to roll and the 03'standers.
Some pretty designs are shown in
lacepins. One was a waving line of
diamonds knotted in the center.
Heart-shaped rings of small sapphires
nd rubies are worn.
Spirals of gold resembling two cork
screws of different lengths, and inter
laced as an ornament above are hair
pins. They are screwed into the back
hair, and are said to hold the hair better
than a comb.
Tiny silver candlesticks hnve three
silver prongs to hold the candle. They
can be manipulated so as to hold can
dles of different sizes.
Smoked ivory is thc name given to a
new French ware. The name indicates
the color. It is found in traveling can-
delabra with at least one figure at the
base, or supporting a fruit dish.
Side brackets for candles of -faience,
with decorations of flowers and modeled
figures, are intended for boudoirs and
in tne styles ot tne lavorite
Silver clasps with chain and ring are
intended to hold up the long gowns
Silver buckles with sliding rings are
intended for ladies' suspenders.
Silver rattles copied from the old
fashioned tin baby rattles will recall
interestingrccollcctionsto many people.
A heart-shaped brooch of pink shell
in a setting of olivines and small dia
monds is a quaint novelty. Jeweler's
"Now. then." said Judge Swcetzer in
a loud voice, "Mr. Baumgartner. you
were present at this fray. Di.l Murpliy.
tho plaintiff, seem carried away with
"Nein: he vos carriedt avay on' two
piece poardts mit his headi split oben
all down his pack."
"That will do. You may stand down."'
t ainr uon t yer want to puy
Dude No, I've got everything I need.
"Don't yer vant to puy a fine razor?'
"I never shave myself."
"But maybe you vants to commit sui
cide some day." Texas Siftings.
No Fcur or pieiu
Citizen (mysteriously) I believe that
stranger is a foreign spy who has come
here to study up our harbor defenses-
Naval Officer Don't worrv. Ha
won't find any to study. Puck.
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