The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, September 02, 1892, Image 7

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T7 A. O. H03MEW, Publlshor.
'Thrllllna Advcnturo Ou a Whool
in Moxloo.
U RING the sum.
mor of 187- 1
wns employed
us u civil en
gineer by ii cor
porutlon of
Montoioy capi
talists hi super
intending thu
siifve y of u
tract of Jand ad
jacent to wlmt
Is now known
:is the Rod Rock
region. In west
ern Mexico.
The nlthnntu
object of the
survey wns the
construction of
nrnllroud with the termini respectively
nt Kl Altar, on the Rio do In Asuncion,
nnil nt the. city of Ilermoslllo, on tho
IUo Sonoru, of tho present. Sonoru lino
(the Idea wns subsequently abandoned
ns imprnctlcnble). lly reference, to the
mtip it will bo observed that these
places nro nomu one hundred and thirty
miles apart, and I was thus obliged to
employ a largo corps of assistants and
devote my personal attention continu
ally to the work in order that tho sur
vey might bo finished upon tho datu
stipulated in the contract.
I had established enmps or work sta
tions over the entito distance at nbout
twenty miles from eiudi other, and it
wns my custom to make, a journey of
inspection to these stations once every
fortnight. As the work progressed I
found it necessary to Increaso thesu
visltb and I was obliged to spend all of
my time in passing back nud forth over
the line.
This was, of course, tiresome nnd
monotonous, but tho work in Itsulf was
not difficult, as the licrnt lanpUuUi is un
usunlly free from natural obstructions.
The only really objectlonnble fenturo
was the presence of a large number of
native Indians and Mexican half-breeds,
who seemed to regard us intuitively as
worthy of nothing better Uinn the most
hearty contempt ami as tho source of
continual apprehension.
It wns evident that they considered
tisns trespassers, and I was aware that
iiiost of our movements were slyly
wntched by them, and they became fa
miliar with thu of our work and
appeared to avoid us us if in fear.
For a time I was inclined to view
them nskance, for I know tho aborig
inal characteristics of cunning nnd
treachery. As time wore ou, however,
1 came to look upon them differently,
and considered that they had become
reconciled, as it were, to our presence
il that wo need fear no outbreaks
n them ns long as they were not
tested. I was mistaken, us thu In-
ent which I am ubout to relate will
Along in tho latter part of Septem
ber, near tho completion of the survey,
in fact it was tho very last trip 1 mado
over thu southern division of tho line,
1 had been to Ilermosillo for imple
ments and supplies, and had occasion
to run down to Maytoreuu, near Hiiro
on thu gulf. While nt this latter place
I met an old tar who had formerly
been In my employ and who wns do
ing service ou a merchant-man, then
in the docks at Long Rrklge. Like
inc.t of his fellows ho wiis, to use tho
nailor dialect, "winded" financially.
Seeking about for somo article, to
offer me ns security, nnd ns nn induce
ment to ndvanco cush, ho liuulcM from
tho hold of thu vessel and brought to
mo an old ilfty-two Inch Columbia- ox
pert. I owned n wheel myself, nnd
wlille homo was in tho habit of riding
continually. The thought occured to
mo that I might obtain considerable
plonsuro nnd also pliyslcnl excrclso by
using this one; nnd so, ndvnncing a
few dollars, 1 took the machine.
I recollected Unit u largo portion of
tho northern part of tho survey lay
over nn old mining trail, tho surface of
which wim of n clayey composition,
well-beaten and resistible; so I re
solved to surprise tho men somo fine
day by riding gracefully into camp on
a bloyclo. Tho Idea wus certainly
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novel enough, and I would have tho
satisfaction of realizing that I was tho
llrst wheelman to cross that part of the
With this object in view I boarded
tho curs of tho Sonorn railroad at Mny
toronn with my newly-uequirod trophy,
after purchasing n ticket for
l'osa. It wns my purpose to go by bur
ro from tills latter plneu to Llanos und
k Ihenoo to Maybelos, immnll pueblo on
the, Callne, n tributary of tho Rio do la
.Asuncion. 1 could stiikotho trail there.
I would hiro n Nnvnjco boy with burro
nud cart to nccompauy mo with thu
Tho preliminary journey wns accom
plished without incident, uud I urrlved J
in Maybelos about sunset of ono of th
loveliest of days Imaginable. Prospects
for propitious weather on the morrow
were excellent, nnd my heart bent high
in anticipation of a renewal of a sport
I loved so well. The northern ter
minus of the line Kl Altar was some
twenty-one miles distant. I had estab
lished a station one mllo south, south
east of that iolnt, so that, following
the old trail, 1 would thus have very
nearly u stralght-nway of twenty miles.
Next morning I was awake and up
bright and early. What a day It wasl
Thu air was crystal. The golden sun
beams danced and twinkled over tho
earth like swift-Hying arrow.?. I was
In the best of hpirits. With some ad
justing I had succeeded In putting thu
wheel, which had apparently been used
rather roughly, in tolerably good con
dition. After a hasty breakfast 1 was
ready for the journey.
Instructing the Nnvnjoe lnd to follow
mo the next day with tho provisions. I
mounted und rode slowly out toward tho
long stretcli of country. I executed a
few trick maneuvers and soon felt per
fectly nt ease. My actions wero viewed
by thu young Nuvujoo with open
mouthed wonderment. The use of tho
strange two-wheeled affair that he had
been carrying seemed never to have
dawned upon his conception, although
during thu Journey to Maybelos. I ,hn
caught him more than once ogling the
concern, and handling It verv ginger-1.V-
Rut to my story: I rode out upon the
old path and found the soil as I had ex
pected, hard nnd levul. Striking- nn
easy ratu of speed I wus away; my ride
hud commenced. I had ridden possibly
a mile, when I observed to tho oast, and
n little way ahead of mo, n tiny wreath
of bluu smoke I had to look twice to
distinguish It from vaporrising from
a clump of pines. I knew what it was.
It told me Unit there was a camp there.
I guessed the rest; a roving baud of
half-breeds nnd red-skin trappers were
resting thereabouts. Whether my vvny
lay directly to this spot or not I was at
a loss then to tell. As I procicdcd,1iow
over, this proved to be the fact. 1 was
not exactly satisfied what course to
pursue, but recollecting that since out
stay In tho region none of our party
had over received bodily injury from
tho "ringers," I resolved to continue
my way, attracting us-little attention
as possible. Perchance I could pass
them unobserved. As I neared the
placu I found that my course wns
somo twolve or moro rods from
where tho camp was. Under cover
of somo shrubs which lined the trull
for a considerable dlstunco ut this
point, I was able to reeonnolter. There
wore fifteen "ringers" in all. Four of
thesu wero half-breeds, five native In
dians, three Apache and the remainder
Creoles. 1 must confess thnt 1 would
have given a little for tho privilege of
altering the situation somewhat. How
ever, I saw that I was "In for it,"
and placing my feet resolutely to the
pedals 1 continued at an increased
speed. I saw that I would be obliged
to lenvc tho friendly cover of tho
shrubbery ere long, and pass over n
stretch of about tlvo rodsunscreoncd. If
1 could make this distance without being
discovered I was safe. I resolved to
try. Setting the peduls revolving mer
rily I llcw out from tho bushos und
across tho intervening space ut a high
speed. I was half way across nud be
ginning to brcathu much easier, when I
saw, coming along thu trail a few foot
ahead of me, a big Creole buck carry
ing n lingo gourd filled with water ev
idently from a spring near by. At that
Instant ho- caught sight of me. I will
never forget the look thnt came ovur
his face. With a yell that would have
made a steam-whistle blush In envy, he
sprang Into tho air, and, dropping his
gourd, fell headforemost in tho patch.
This was a beautiful state of affairs
for me! Hearing his cry of alarm
his companions had jumped ns one
man, nnd stood gazing transfixed in
statue-like amazement ut thu bt range
sceno tltat must htivo greeted their
eyes. The next minute both wheels of
my machine had passed over the neck
of tho prostrate Creole and I had dis
appeared into thu shrubbory, Tho
reader mny surmise thnt I did not dis
mount and return to ascertain whether
or not I had crushed the breath out of
thu unfortunato Creole's body. On tho
contrary I put spurs to my steed, as It
were, nnd dashed on faster btjll.
My apprehensions wero thoroughly
urouscd. Tho question forced itself into
my mind: "What will tho rcsult'of tho
occurrence be will tho 'ringers' give
chase?" I felt burn that if I had seri
ously injured tho Creole his companions
would certainly follow me, for by them
tho lovo of revengo is regarded as ono
of tho noblest instincts, and tho great
est incentive to belligerent effort. I
hud not long to wait for nu answer. My
alert ears detected the sound of hoof
boats; I was being pursued! I observed
that there was ono fact at least to my
ndvnntnge, my wheel leftno murk upon
thu tiuil us tho earth was so unusually
hard. If the "ringers' really meant
business they would bo obliged to em
ploy every tnetlo nvnilublo to their
vorsatllo minds in oritur to follow me,
Whether thoy would follow mo for any
length of time was a matter of con
jecture; it wus at present enough for
mo to realize that tho clatter of hoofs
was becoming much moro audible. 1
was certain, though, that thoy had not
caught bight of mo yet.
I covered three miios wjthout mate
rial change in affairs; In fact, I thought
tho rounds w.ero hardly us dibtlnctns
formerly. I luid not proceeded a' mllo
further before they sank awuy alto
gether. Tho "ringers' had olthcr
given up thu chuso entirely, or wero off
the scent. In cither event I was afford
ed tho needed oppoitunlty of red, for
the unusual exertion was beginning to
affect me, I continued at n unoilcrnto
ratu until coming upon a clearing I
wii3 ablo tq tnko n look about mo. 1
detected far to tho right, and several
yurJs ahead of me, my pursuers.
Thoy wero ovldently trying to head mo
off, nnd thoy wero iihetul in thu race,
tool In another instant I was dnshtng
down tho trail fairly cutting tho ulr in
my flight.
For four miles I rodo ou. My mus
cles were struliicd to their utmost ten
sion; tho wheels oi my machine seemed
to hum ns they revolved. Thu open
ings became moro frequent, und 1 saw.
that while I had gained considerable ns
to relative position, tho "ringers" wore
much nearer to mo than before. I at
tempted to locate the angle t widish
they would Intercept the trail. Then
St was I remembered that for seven
miles near Its end tho trail lav over u
jilntouu absolutely devoid of bushes or
trees. I would therefore be afforded
no means of concealment My heart
sank. What should 1 do, forsake my
wheel and, waiting under cover till
night, steal out on foot and complete
the journey uhder cover of darkneos?
No! That would bo too rash, for if tho
"ringers" failed to head mo off thoy
would bo sure to return nnd scour tho
trail from end to, end. They would
surely discover me then. There- was
but one thing to do stick it out, and
trust to providence! With a firm re
solve to "door die" I sped on.
I flew out from tho Inst clump of
shrubs nnd shot away across tho plains.
I had gone some distance before tho
"ringers" saw me. The shout of
mingled joy und ruge.wlilch eamo to my
ears us tluly perceived me, sent a chill
through my whole body. 1 saw them
turn their mustangs quick to the left.
This unexpected movement indicated
thnt they had not known my where
abouts before, but were merely follow
ing tho direction I had taken when
Inst seen. In turning sharp toward mo
It was their Intuntlon to ovcrtaku mo
immediately. This maneuver allowed
me to gain greatly upon them, und I
felt suro Unit I could out-distance
them, but soon seeing their mistake
they lesumed their former course, evi
dently .atlsllcd to intercept my way at
the angle. I realized that I had my
hands full, uud although I had n good
half-mllo lend, I needed every iuch of
Nearer and nearer came the "Ring
ers" as the distance to the angle de
creased. Slowly .but surely they were
gaining! I could l.enr tho hoof-beats
plainly now. As for myself I was be
coming exhausted. Tho strain upon
my nerves wus terrible. Of a sudden a
thought fliished'lhvough my bruin that
well-nigh paralysed mo. About half a
mllo south of tho ntntion tho trail
crossed a ravine ono hundred apd thirty
feet in depth. There hail formerly
been a rude bridge there, but tho ac
tion of tho elements had long since de
molished this structure, and I recol
lected that upon my last journey over
thu trail- I had been obliged to cross
this gulley npou u narrow plank at
least twenty feet in length. If 1 could
reach this place before tho "ringers"
and crossing, draw the plank after me,
1 would be safe but supposing the
"rlngurs" reuch theru first; and worst
of all, what if thu plank begono entire
ly! Tlio thought was sickening!
My uttcntlon at this point was nt
tractcd to my pursuers. Ono of tho
number had been precipitated from his
saddle. This ovent caused thu whole
party to draw rein for nn instant, but
thoy wero shortly to hoof ugnln with
renewed strength. I could distinguish
their angry voices ns they enmo on. I
looked ahead und estimated the dis
tance. It was a good two miles nt
least to the ravine, for I had covored
scarcely five miles of tho plateau. Tho
"lingers" had gained upon me, so that
I would have only ubout sixty rods
lend at tho tingle. It was at least n
quarter of n mile from thoro to the
ravine. Could I muko It? Indeed it
became n question, too, of whethor my
strength would last! Strong nnd vig
orous ns I wns, I had been subjected to
condition thnt would tend to annihilate
the most Herculean 'nnutomy.
Inch by inch they gained ;tb wo
neared the ravine. What if tho plank
w cro not thero! My blood turned cold
at tho thought. I strained my eyes to
discovor It. Yes, thank Heaven! there
was a narrow bpun across the dark
crevasse. Rut could I dismount und
cross before the "Ringers" overtook
mo? On, on, I went. Tho inflnltosl
mnl part of a second seemed nn ngo! I
fancied I folt tho hot breath of tho
mustangs, upon my check. My bruin
whirled, my heart seemed to censo
bcuting, I grnppled tho hundlo bars
with a frenzied clasp nnd grew deathly
faint. I was within forty rods of the
ravine. Tho "nn ;ers" wero iinnroaeh-
'ing like tho wind thirty twenty ten
uve, 1 saw I wj'i ll not hnvo time to
dismount and Uie pl'ilnk there
was but ono tiling .odol "A man bus
to die somo day," I muttered between
my teeth, and heading down thu slope
I dushed out upon tho long, quivering
plunk. I folt tho wood snnp nnd settle
as my weight came upon it, nnd thpn u
wild yoll of rngo rung out nud I felt
the handle-bars Jerked Violently from
my grasp, vhllo with a hinge I shot
Into tho air uud fell head first on the
opposite (ledgo. Jumping to, my feet I
turned ubout jnt in tiliy to Wo both
bicycle and plunk disappear into thu
ravine. Ono of.tho "ringoi-b" hod las
soud tho littlo wheplftotho machine.
The sudden tcniion of the ropo jerked
him bodily from his Middle to tho earth.
I walked tho remaining mile to tho sta
tion, und related my novel adventure
to my companions over our pipes
around h roiirlni; eamp-flio that oven
lug. I had covered ho entire distance
of twenty mttea In two hours nnd'twun-ty-ouo
Ji:an La. Hub Ucssurr.
Ono or tlm Mnt Original nud timing Itoli
lierle In Modern HUtory.
Perhaps ono of the most daringly con
ceived and executed robberies In history
Is that which occurred In the year lu"y,
when the Isild attempt was made by
Col. lllno.l uud his associates to got
away with tho crown, orb and scepter
of r.ngllsh royalty. Ono Is almost
tempted to wish that tho scheme, car
ried so fur, had been a success a foul
ing engendered, no, doubt, by the In
ftlnetlve sympathy that humanity feels
with any who attompt a daring deed.
IHood was no ordinary thief or bur
glar. As his title Indicates, he had
served his king und his country In the
army, und had been a gallant oillcer.
Ills confederates were one Parrot, u silk
dyer, who had sjen somo fighting In
tho civil war between Roundheads nnd
C.ivnllers, and a young man named
Hunt, n son-in-law of tho colonel.
Mlood fancied ho had n grievance
tig.iinst the hint, alleging that he had
not bi'en Huuloiontly paid for his serv
ice., lie hail Indulged In plots ngahist
the kin and the Duko of Ormonde,
whie.i falling, he bethought himself of
tho crown jewels itV offering rich
plunder as well as his coveted revenge.
Ills plan was Ingenious. Attired In
a parson's h.iblt and accompanied by n
woman who posed ns his wife, ho visited
the Tower of London, and requested
to bj shown tho regalia. Tho warder,
a Mr. IM wards, reeolved thont courte
ously, and conducted them to tho Jewel
tower. Willie thoy wero Inspecting the
symbols of royalty tho woman pre
tended to bo suddenly seized with se
vere piin and fell In a faint. Sympa
thetic yet cautious Kdwunts sent his
vlfo for restoratives, but did not leave
tho apartment. Mm, Rlood soon recov
ered sulllctc utly to be able to stand, but
as shu was still weak, shu was Invited
Into thu house to rest awhile. The
"parson" and his lady returned in three
or four days with a gift of somo gloves
ns nn evidence of gratltudo to their
kindly hosts, and from this sprang a
friendship and Intimacy which ulti
mately culminated in the proposition
by bloo.l of a match between his nephew
(really his son-in-law) and "that pretty
gentlewoman," Kdwards' daughter. Kd
was immensely pleased with tho Idea,
and Invited tho parson and his wlfo to
dinner the next day, when the final ar
rangements wero to bo made, ostensibly
for thu engagement of tho young people,
but lu reality for the theft of thu regal
Jewels. .
At thu hour appointed Col. Rlood, his
"nephew" and two friends, of whom
Parrot was ono, appeared at tho tower
and were mot by Kdwards with a cor
dial greeting. KdwarJswns arrayed in
purplu and fine linen for tho occasion,
or,, as wo should put it nowadays, ho
"was gotten up regardlesi." To puss
the time until dinner was ready they
went Into tho jewel house, leaving tho
"nephuw" at the door as a sentinel.
Once liuldo work was quickly begun.
A cloak was thrown over Edwards and
a wooden gn? forced into his mouth, nn
Iron hook being used to close tho nos
trils and prevent htm from making the
slightest noise. He was told that to
resist meant death, but, nevertheless,
ho kicked, struggled, and tried in every
way to glvo tho alarm. He was then
knocked on tho head with a mallet, a
dagger was plunged Into his breast, and
tho conspirators believed him dead.
Ono man put the globe into his breeches
pocket, Rlood hid the crown under his
cloak, uud the third man tried despur
ately to file tho scepter in two, it being
too long to carry away In Its entirety.
While all this was going on Kdwards'
son, who had just returned from tho
sea, reached the tower. He was met by
tho hcutiuel, who asked him his busi
ness, to which Kdwards replied that he
belonged to tho house. Supposing that
the young man wished to see his fathor,
the warden, Kdwards went up-stalrs
and promised to send.hls father down.
Hunt tho "sentinel" immediately
gave tho alarm and tho conspira
tors took flight. Tho old man
Kdwards, who had only been foigning
death, immediately pulled the gag from
his mouth and yelled "Murder!
Treason!" Hlsdaughter heard the out
cry and rushed to his side. Seeing her
father wounded she immediately ran
out upon Tower Hill und cried:
"Treason! tlu crown is stolon!" Tho
alarm being thus given, Rlood and his
companions found themselves in dan
ger. Thoy nudged each other's arms
and thereby aroused suspicion, where
upon thoy quickened their stops.
Young Kdwards and an ollicor of the
Tower numad CapU Rockman were by
this time ou thu trail of the fugitives,
who had got bjyond the main guard.
The alarm was again given and tho sen
try at tho drawbridge challenged tho
men. Rlood drew u pistol and dis
charged it at tho soldier, who was so
terrlllcd that ho Immediately droppod.
At thu war J house, for some unac
countable reason, no effort wns made
to stop tho thieve, and thoy gained tho
street. Thoy then led tho mob In an
excited chase after the mlsoruants,
meanwhile making their way towards
their horses, which were tlo I at St.
Catherine's gatu. Young Kdwards and
Reckman woro ojoso at their hools,
however, and Rloo.l fired his pistol at
Rockman. Rockman dodgjd thu shot
and Immediately grappled with his op
ponont, from under whiita cloak ho
wrested tho crown', Kdwards tackled
Parrot and took the gfobs from
him. Hunt and tho other conspirator,
however, had stood not upon tho order
of their going and had reached tho
horses, upon which they galloped away.
A cart, however, turned abruptly In tho
streot ahead of them, and Into tills they
ran, Hunt being struck in tho head by n
pole und dlsmounto.l. lloth were cap
tured. The ending of tho story Is as In
terestlng as the beginning. Tho king
(Charles II.) heard tho case himself, and
affected to be muoh Impressed by the
gallantly of Rlood mid his fcllpw-con-splrators.
lie was inclined to bo cle
ment with them, but when Rlood (who,
by tho way. must have had a rare
Imowlodge of the king's character) sad
in a uonuhalant manner that ho did not
care for his own life und ho expected to
suffer the extreme penalty of tho law,
but that he bjioajd t,o n baud of men
sworn to avenge any death ntnong their
number, and that, If ho were executed,
the lives of tho king and his minister
would not bo worth live minutes' pur
chase, Charles (javo way completely.
Ho Incontinently pardoned tho wholo
gang, and In addition settled Rlood on
an estate lu Ireland and gavo him n
pension of Woo a year. All this for
"reasons of state."
Poor old Kdwards and hln son, how
ever, did not faro so nicely. The old
man received tho enormous sum of JC200
and his son JJtuO, "for signal services to
tho state!" Verily, It sometimes pays
handsomely not to bo honest If It is
carried out on a large enough scale.
Jeweler's Review.
Tho (IrciU Murlitor nml 111 t'rir nn tint
lllatnrlr live.
On August 'J, UU2, everything wns
ready, and tho crew weru notified to
embark, to await tho uncertain moment
when a favorable wind should permit
the little licet to set salt Nothing so
befitted that solemn hour as a votive
procession from the caravels to tho
monastery, to which tho eyes of tho
mariners turned us to a spiritual
beacon, brighter than any that flared
along the headlands. This pious duty
performed, tho crew returned on board
the caravels, where they patiently
awaited the order to sail, while Colum
bus retired to the monastery eagerly to
watch for a favoring wind.
Columbus kept nil sail on his caravels
during the night of August a. Tho old
salts of tho crew looked for a favoring
wind at starting, and Columbus's eager
watchfulness was not to pahs unre
warded. From the height on which La
Unblda stood, ho scanned sua and sky
with steadfast gare, like ono of those
sea-birds, presngersof changes of wind
and weather, clinging to thu scarred
and storm-beaten cliff. About three in
the morning, while tho stars yet
twinkled in the skies and nil earth
slumbered, tho awaited breoy.o sprang
up, bringing new life to the discoverer's
veins nnd quickening the throbbing of
his heart, Tho pines murmured as
though hymning the dawn, and tho
waters rippled as though heaving with
the breath of lovo and hope. Columbus
awakened Padre .luau, and he in turn
tho child Diego, and the three
repaired to thu chapel In quest of
heavenly aid and religious solace
for the approaching pangs of
separation nnd for tho fateful voy
age. As In tho boundless ether shine
the stars, so tho lamps flickered in thu
littlo church, lighting with their rays
alike the courses of thu ocean und the
pathways of tho soul. The monk put
ou his priestly vestments nnd celebrated
the holy sacrament at tho high altar,
before tho tupcr-lightcd virgin. Tho
hour wus come, and Columbus resolute
ly descended to the shore, plucking
himself away from embraces that held
him to the land like some dec-rootcd
oakj for tho sail-wings wore reudy to
b;nr him to tho realm of sea and sky.
Ilo soon reached tho wharf, and as too
dawn broke lu tho east the tlag-shfp
majestically ran lu shore to take tho
new argonaut on board. The fluttering
satis, the hurried maneuvers of thu
urew, the boatswain's whistle, uud tho
cries of the sailors ns tho ships got
under way, announced a speedy depart
ure und attracted the early risen vil
lagers to thu shore in their natural
desire to witness tho scene and to bid
farewell to departing friends and loved
ones. When Columbus sprang from
tlib skiff on board the caravel, and the
anchors were weighed, a shudder ran
alike through the departing sailors uud
the leavc-tnkers on the strand. Where
they wero going they know, but as
tholr westward course after leaving
Cadiz and the Canaries was to take
them far beyond those lately won
islands, none know whither they wero
bound or the duration of tho voyage.
Tho cross floated above the flag-ship,
which bore seaward toward tho un
known, seeking mystorios pcrchnnco
Impenetrable and inaccessible to tho
human mind nnd unconquerable by
human will. Kmilla Castclur, in Con
tury. (
In Paris Kvory Hinr tutor Take 00" 111
llxt an tlio Ciirtoiciv I'Mtno.
"Funerals (n Continental Kuropo
differ us widely from those In tli is coun
try as ono can i magine," said 1). D.
Cunoy, of Philadelphia, ut the Southern.
"Moro outward ma nifcstatloriH of re
spect are paid to tho dead in Paris than
In any other city that has come under
my observation. When n funeral pro-coti-don
passes through the streets of
Purls every man takes off his hat and
bows his head until the re nr of tho cor
tege gets past him. Tho women stop
uud express their conventional sorrow
by courtosylng. In Germany tho
hearses nru peculiar. A common style,
such as I have often soon in Hospital
htrusso In Lepsic, Is a sort of combina
tion hearse und hack. A place in the
forward part Is constructed to contain
the casket, whllo In tho rear are seats
for the near relatives. Another stylo
which I have scon thero consists of a
low, Jong wagon, with squatty little
wheals, und thu fiodyof tho contrivance
Is like u fla t car, with no covering.
Thero Is no rush or hurry nbout getting
to the cemetery, and I have soon lurgo
processions blockado all business for
hours, so slowly did they move.
"Tho biggest corteges I have over
seen wero ut St. Petersburg. Thero a
funeral is quite a jolly affair, and tho
city Is full of professional mourners.
Tho richer the man tho bigger tho fu
neral, because tho moro mourners his
family oan hire. Tho employment of professionals is a recognized cus
tom, nnd many men nnd women at thu
czar's gay capital make u good living
out of their curious business. Thu sti
pend of a St. Petersburg mourner varies
according to the length of Unto their
services are required und tho character
of costumes thoy uro required to weur.
Thoy nro nlso expected to muko tho
church hideous with their moans und
walls, and at the grave thoy engage to
scream and yell us If In wild paroxysms
of grief. If they discharge their duties
with proper unction they uro treated to
a banquet after the funeral." St. Louis
Cluslors of clover, if hung In a room
nnd loft to dry and shed tholr perfumo
through the room, will drlvo nwny
Soups. A few sliced potatoes nnd
any other vegetable convenient, with a
little rice and an onion ndded to tho
soup stock will mnko a good soup with
very littlo tlmo nnd trouble. Season
carefully to suit taste. Housekeeper.
Pickled Salmon. Soak tho salmon
twenty-four hours, changing the water,
put In boiling water with a little vine
gar. When dono nnd cold, boll your
vinegar with spice and pour over tho
fish. Homo Magazine.
To hasten tho euro of a burn or
Bculd, there is nothing moro soothing
mid effective than the white of mi egg.
It Is contact with the nlr which maken
n burn so painful. Tho egg nets as a
varnish and excludes tho air complete
ly and also prevents Inflammation.
To restore stool blued by lient. dip
It Into pure muriatic acid. Test by dip
ping a piece of refuse polished steel
into It; If it destroys tho polish reduce
thecaclil with rain water until It will
not Then dip the article to be re
stored Into tho wenkened acid. Detroit
Kreo Press.
Cottage Cheese. Set a pan of clal
bored sour milk over tho fire, scald un
til the whev senanites. nour Into il
strainer and squeeze dry, put in a dish,
Benson with salt, a tablespoonful of
butter nnd sweet cream enough to
.moisten, mix well, make Into balls nnd
sot In a cool phieo. N. Y. Observer.
Cherry Charlotte. Stone and stew
some Morella cherries; to each pound of
cherries add throe-quarters of a pound
of sugar and ( no teaspomful of flour,
mixed smoothly with a littlo water.
When tho fruit Is dono, butter somo
baker's bread, lay Hon a dish, spread
some of tho stowed fruit over it, then
put another layer of bread and fruit;
cover the top with the fruit This il
very nleo served with cream. Ronton
Nickel-Plated Tableware. OnoBiib
serllH.r asks mo about nickel-plated
tableware. Several years ago I bought
a dozen nickel-plated tablespoons to use
in my lectures, because they scorned so
much stronger than plated wnre. I
found that tho nickel melted and peeled
off when exposed to n high tempera
ture, making tho spoons rough anil un
sightly. A dealer told mu a few dayi
ago thnt this ware Is not made now b'o
causo of this flaw. Ladles' Homo Jour
nal. Apricot lee. To n quart of frcBh,
ripe nprlootrt allow a quart of clarified
sugar or about a pint and one-half of
simple simp. (Irate or presi tho apri
cots through a sieve, mix them with tho
sugor and freeze. Then add tho will tea
of two eggs that have been stiffly beaten
nnil sweetened with two ounces of
sugar, mix thu merlnguo thoroughly
into tho lee, und set tho hitter away,
carefully packed, for nn hour before
using. Good Housekeeping.
Rico Crcnin. Hake an ounce pf rp,
In half a pint of milk with & little cin
namon; when done, remove the skim
from the top. Dissolve one-fourth ounce
of gelatine, previously soaked in two
tnblespoonfuls of cold milk, In half a
pint of boiling milk, add the yolk of an
ogf(, four tablespoonftils of granulated
sugar; stir over tho flro for flvo minutes,
mix with tho rice, pour it into a mould
and let It remain until 'set. Moro or
less Migar may bo used an desired; tho
abovo quantity will make Uio cream
rather sweet Good Housekeeping,
Hooniiblo rail nnd I'anolrt In Ilia Jew
elry l.lnr.
Irldosuont single petalod roses aro
among tho new brooches.
Largo turquolso brooches in shape
liko fleur-de-lis aro now,
Tho Raby'B Friend" la a littlo silver
box to hold baby's safety pins.
Frosted silver has taken a fresh im
petus, probably becauso It looks cool.
Silver brafdots in heavy links and
corresponding to popular styles in gold
aro produced in numbers.
Smoking sets of frosted silver nro or
namented with flowers in enamel. Tho
fancy is for such delicate blossoms as
tho May flower.
Rings have scroll work set obliquely
in small diamonds, with a lurgo colored
pearl In tho center. This is a new anil
very pretty fashion.
Conch shell heart, doublo and single,
mingled with pearls, make the prottlost
of new summer pins, und are by no
means expensive.
Large oval slcevcbuttons of white lus
tersless enamel aro powderod with tiny
gold disks. This Is ono of the hand
somest of the new designs.
Oblong brooches containing tho nanio
of Jeanne, Ida, Lucie nnd tho like, in u
lot of ornamental wreathing, is an Kn
gllsh fancy that has come In.
Thero Is same pretty now gold jowol
ry. It is floral with n flue rough finish,
If thu term idiy bo allowed, and rich in
color. There is un uttrautivo likencut
about it
Men's loosely-worn wntch chains in
some instances liavo tho different sec
tions treated so ns to glvo coppery tints,
yellow, steel, blue, and as a novelty aro
very pretty.
Silver Ih'ikI necklaces are in demand
for summer weur. Thoy are in tingle
strands, but prettier and moro desira
ble aro collarets of three or more
strands uud small in size.
Tho moonstono Is in abeyance, but
noverul pretty now fanclos uro found
in this stone. Ono 1b a flower broosh in
which moonstones uio shaped into tho
petals. The same form appears in red.
semi-precious stones.
Ono of thu prettiest now silver hair
pins has on enameled pansy as Its orna
ment Tho petals of tho flower uro
raised nnd charmingly suggest tho
natural flowpr, but only ' In form.
Othcrwlso tho petals are of palo, blua
enamel with ornamental silver traoory.
HrooohoH consisting of sprays of thin
enainol flowers variously tinted and
with a jeweled canter are sjoii. That
Is to say tho different flo.vev on ona
stem, shaped llkou forgJt-mj-not, shn, hs
Into links, blues and pu.qiW Tluy
urn prettier than fiolU spcay of
color,Klblo Rec, in Jeweicr'a Clroulur,
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