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THE MI) OJiOUD CrfTKl!1, I'TtllMY, JAN. 24, !!).
b!3, FOR A LONG
ilnr.o I reposed tho
moi:l lillnil conll
ilcnco In li 1 in. Wo
loved tic-It other
dearly. I In was a
rotter, white, with
hrown onrsuiid tall.
Ills name was Poit-
l'nnto was enam
ored of a eertaln
Wooden ball nlioiit tho size of a bil
liard ball. In a moment f weakness
I had purchased I his- ono day and
brought It home. 1'onto Immediately
relzcd It, rolled It toward me, and Bald:
"Throw that over there In the rose
IhihIich. I will find It. You nee It I
don't." So wild, so done. The ball was
thrown and Ponlo found It. Hut he bo
camo rather Irksome with hln desire to
tetrlovo the ball. berniiFO bis favorite
remark to mo became: "Play ball." He
had a fashion of coming Into my study
with n brisk air, wagging IiIb tall, with
he ball hold In his mouth. Then, plac
iiK his forepaws upnn the table, be
would put the precious ball In tho mid
Ho of tho papers, letters and books, and
say: "There Is my lull. Now toss It
nut of tho window, and 1 will go and
pet It. That will ;k very much more
amusing than wasting ottr tlmo on
ill these stupid paper.; and books." I
rtould frequently feign to hail tho ball
'rom the window, and like a Hash I'onto
.-vould disappear. A f.iw minutes would
pass before I'onto would reappear with
Ills forepaws at the window and re
mark: "Say you, you man with the
papers, I don't find nnythltiK here. Tho
ball Isn't In tho garden. You must have
kept It." Then ho would come In at
Iho door,, go Biillllng around under the
lurnlturo and in the partly opened desk
drawers, and then, w'th the air of a
man who smites his forehead and dis
covers Boniothlng. ho would look In
quiringly at you and nay: "I will wager
that It Is on the table.' Hi was right.
With his Intelligent eye he had fol
lowed your glance. !f you attempted
then to conceal the ball there was an
end to work. Ho burst Into extrava
gant gayoly, Jumped iiflrr the ball, fol
lowed your least movemcnti, and would
not quit you, laughing energetically
with his tall.
I'onto made me somrtlmcn think that
ho was ono of thoso ino-.i turned Into
dogs of whom wo rea.l in the fairy stor
ies. Ills eye was deep, tender and hu
man, and at. times it seemed to say:
"What would you? I am only n four
footed beast, but have a human heart
y" ' -
'' y' .
J . 3 '
HB WOULD COME INTO MY STUDY,
n better ono thnn that of many men.
I am a beast, and I liavo suffered much.
I suffer still hecnuBo 1 rannot express
myself In speech and tell you, in those
things that you call words, my fidelity
and my devotion. Yes, I am yours, and
I lovo you liko a dog. Whatever belongs
to you Is secure. Just let anybody touch
it, and you will Bee."
Hut I'onto and I fell out one day. It
was a very unfortunate affair. Only
thoso peoplo who, like myself, believe
blindly In dogs will understand me.
Thnt Is what happened. The cook hail
killed two chickens, and hud gone Into
tho adjoining pantry tc get a basket to
put the feathers In as ;'io plucked them.
When sho returned to tho kitchen she
uttered a shriek one of tho two chick
ens wns gone. Yet sho had been absent
but n few minutes.
"Ah," said tho cook reflectively,
"evidently some beggar has passed by
hero and has taken ono of tho chickens
through tho window." Sho looked out
of tho door in order to And the sup
posititious beggnr.but thrro wns nobody
there. Then for a, moment sho thought
it must bo tho dog, but sho was at ouco
seized with romorse. "What! Suspect
I'onto? Novor. Ho would not steal.
Why, ho would watch over a leg of mut
ton all day without touching It, even
when ho wns perishing with hunger.
Besides, ho Is tlicro In tho kitchen, sit
ting on bis haunches, with his eyes
partly closed and occasionally yawning.
Ho Is not thinking of chickens."
Tho cook was so profoundly puzzled
that sho summoned lur master and I
came. Tho melancholy affair wns laid
beforo me. I looked nt I'onto. I'onto
was sitting there, wllh a studied air of
indifference, apparently half nslcop. I
called him, "I'onto!" Ho looked toward
mo and lifted his heavy eyelids.
"Did you call me, master? I was only
nsleep. I was dreaming I was dream
ing of my bnll."
Of bis ball, eh? I became at once
suspicious. This was evidently a pre
text. Hut I said:
"I think, Knthorlne, ihnt you aro
right. Tho dog could not liavo stolen
tho chicken. If ho had stolen It he
'would bo engaged now in plucking It
somowhero In tho garden."
"Hut look at him, sir Just look nt
him. Ho has not tho air of a Christian
"I say that I'onto has not an honest
I turned and gazed at him. "Look
at mo, I'onto."
I'onto looked up, but his head
dropped, and he grumbbd: "Do yon
think that f would Iip hanging around
l.tro If I had stolen a chicken? Why,
I'd be citing It."
Hut this remark did not divert my
suspicions. On the contrary, It eon
llrmed them. "Katharine," said I
folemnly to tho cook, "It Is I'onto.
Alas, It Is I'onto."
What 1 had seen In Ponto's eyes wnn
terrible. I swear to you, reader, that
I am most serious. I bad distinctly
seen there an almost human lie.
It Is rather dllllcult to explain my
meaning. I'onto wished to nssumo an
appearance of sincerity In his glance,
and ho did not succeed, because that
Is Impossible, even to a man. It Is
said by profound philosophers that In
men tho power of lying Is confined to
speech; that the power of throwing
falsehood Into glance Is possessed only
i'onto exhausted himself In vnln ef
forts to Ho with bis oyer. Hut this
iimuicccwiful falsehood was even moro
Incriminating that an avowal.
I looked llxedly at Ponto. "Here,
I'onto," said I. "take this," ami I of
fered him tho second chicken, which
Kalherlne had Just llnUhcd plucking.
I'onto looked nt mo reflectively.
"Hum," ho Bald, "you evidently sus
pect me. Why do you give mo a
chicken today? You never gave me a
whole chicken befor"." lie took the
chicken in his mouth and Immediate
ly deposited It on the Moor at my feet,
and, looking up In my eyes, be said:
"You must think I am a fool."
Instinctively I said to myself: "Thief!
Scoundrel! You have l-etrayed mi'. You
aro a perfidious dog. Your honest ca
nine existence of loyalty has now como
to an end, and you have been as false
as If you wore only a m n." Hut pat
ling him on tho back, I aided aloud:
"(iood I'onto, honest I'onto, nice i'onto."
Tho dissimulation wan rather too
deep for I'onto. t'rged on by tho sa
vory timell of the chicken he took It
between his Jaws and started to go.
Hut before he reached the door he turn
ed Foveral times and looker, at me care
fully In order to see If he could fathom
my thoughts. As soon as lie had left
the kitchen I closed i!:o door and be
gan spying upon him through tho blinds
of tho window. Ho .vent r. few paces
as If Intending to devour his prey, and
then stopped, placed too chicken on
tho ground and thought deeply for a
long time. Several limes lie looked at
tho kitchen door with his false and
treacherous eyes. Then, giving up all
attempts to seek an 'planation satis
facloiy to his mind, no contented him
self with the fact that he nail the chick
en, picked It up and departed. As ho
disappeared In the distance I could see
that his sometime timid tall, which had
hesitated throughout our entire conver
sation, had again became bold and llrm.
Ponto's tall said: "Hah! I have both
chickens. Nobody saw niu take the first.
I stealthily followed him from afar,
and I surprised lilin In the act of hastily
scratching a hole In the ground with
his powerful forepaws. The chicken
that I had given him wns lying on tho
ground and in tlio hole he was digging
lay tho other chicken. I wns heart
broken. My friend I'onto retained the
Instincts of his remote ancestors, tho
foxes and tho wolves, and burled his
provisions. Hut. alas! being a domesti
cated animal, and Inning become the
companion of mnnkiud, he had learned
Under tho eyes of ihe treacherous and
now shame-faced I'onto 1 made up a
little packago of tho longer feathers
of the two chickens, and I deposited this
llttlo leather duster en my working
table. Whenever thereafter I was en
gaged at work and I'onto came bring
ing Ills hall and said, with a light and
easy nlr, "Como, come! Lay aside that
rubbish and let us play ball," I In
variably lifted tho little feather duster.
Then I'onto would drop bin treacher
ous head. Ills tall would sink between
his legs and ndhero to his quivering
body, while tho ball would fall from
his nerveless Jaws. As be looked at
mo he would say, "Is It poxsiblo that
you aro so ruthless, so unforgiving? Do
you never pardon?"
Weeks passed, nnd I mid not yet par
doned I'onto. Hut ho wns Indefatig
able In his attempts to win mo over.
So one morning when ho camo to mo
again, and when I seize.! tho poor
little feather diiBter nnd i oor I'onto wan
about to withdraw, I said to him:
"Look, I'onto," quoth I. "Look upon
this for tho last time. Thus perishes
tho only token of your fault," and I
hurled tho feather dustor Into tho lire.
I'onto carefully watched the feather
duster burn. Then, without any hys
teric manifestations of Joy, without
leaps or skips, but nobly, simply, with
dignity, he came and proffered his paw.
The crime wns forgotten. Wo wero
I'onto was glad that bo had been for
given, but lie wns not nenrly so glad
an I that I bad forgiven him.
Whrro ('uniiiniittliiii Thrive Mint.
That tuberculosis Is Increased by
living In thickly settled communities
Is shown by stntlstlcs collected by Dr.
l'eit for bua Kronen towns, in runs
tho proportion of deaths fiom tuber
cuIoub dlseaso In 100,000 Inhlbltnnta is
190; In cloven towns of from 100,000 to
430,000 Inhabitants It Is :iG3j In forty
six towns with a population between
30,000 and 100,000 It Is 303; In fifty
towns of from 20,000 to 30,000 Inhabi
tants it Is 1!S8; In 127 towns between 10,
000 nnd 20.000 It Is 271; In 332 towns
between 5,000 nnd 10,000 It Is 210, and
In nlncty-tlvo towns with a population
below 5.000 It Is 1S1.
Chitrlc A. Dunn' llrother.
Junius Dana, who Is by two years tho
Junior of Charles A. Dana, lives quietly
nt Warren, O., whero ho Is a director In
a ntitlonnl bank. His life lias been a
very actlvo ono and typically Amorlcnn.
Junius Dana Is u frequent visitor to
Now York nnd a special room In his
brother's house Is over at his disposal,
ITS PERILS ARE MANY..
Lnlio Superior !. nil lltceeillngly Trench
rroiix Hoily of Wnl'T.
riom the Detroit 1'rco Press: Tho
recent accident to the steamer Mlssoulu
tends to bIiow more clearly than any
thing that occurred the vast area of
Lake Superior, and the possibility of a
tFsel'H crew reaching land lifter ship
wreck and yet being unheard of for a
touplu of weeks nfter starting on a
wiyape. The shores of Michigan, Wis
consin and Minnesota on tho big lake
tire traversed by railways and tele
graph lines, and the towns nnd small
settlements on the American side of the
lake, even to the Islands, furnish ready
mums of communication with the
larger cities; but not bo on that part of
Iho Canadian shore north of the Iskes,
where n wilderness Inhabited by n few
fishermen nnd Indians exists. This is
especially true of the Canadian shore
Just above Sault Sto. Marie, and for a
long stretch of country to the north nnd
cast of tho point where the Canadian
Pacific railway turns In to the shore of
the hike and traverses It on toward Port
Arthur mil Fort William. When the
Missoula broke her shaft and was ren
dered helpless bIio was less than
twenty-five miles from Caribou Island
en the course down townrd Sault Ste.
Marie. She was somewhat off tho reg
ular course of vessels bound down from
the bead of Lake Superior, but If she
bad been ublo to make any headway
toward the Sault, or care for herself at
all on the course sho was follow'ng, sho
vould have been picked up very soon
after the accident by some passing ves
sel. Hut a southerly wind drifted her
out of the course of even tho few ves
;e!s trading to Canadian ports at tho
head of the lakes, and she was worklp.s
over toward the wildest part of t the
Canadian north shore territory when
her crew was conivelled to ubandon her.
A glance nt the chart will show that
Hrule point, where the crew of the Mis
soula Ilrst made land, Is scarcely moro
than sovcnty-flvo miles from Sault Ste.
Marie, where 15.000,000 tons of freight
passes through a canal In a single sea
son, and yet the men in one of Iho Mis
foula'n yawl boats spent nearly two
days working along the shore of tho
lake before they found any moie sign of
llfo than a deserted fisherman's iihanty,
In which they built a tire and dried
their wet clothing. The fishing season
1 as closed, but even flshei men are
scarce In this territory during the most
active periods. It Is not strange, there
fore, that the men from the Missoula
v.cre nearly a full week in finding means
cf communicating with the owners ot
tho vessel after they had landed on the
dieary north shore of Lake Superior.
WOULDN'T WEAR IT.
K.iil MUtitkr by li Sliirl-Mliti'ii l!liluii
From the St. James Hudget: There is
s hat story in which a well-known
biEhop and a lately deceased marquis
played leading parts. The marquis,
who married n Gaiety chorus girl, and,
generally speaking, lived up to the high
iilandard of his marriage life, was ac
customed to wear a particular style of
hat, shorter than that favored by most
men. One dny ho wont Into bio bai
lor kor's In Piccadilly and asked for a
new one to be made. The shopwalker
took the hat, and walked down to tho
far end of tho Bhop to give the requisite
Instructions, leaving the hntless mar
quis standing in the shop. At this mo
ment there entered tho shortsighted
lishop ot X, also In want of a new head
gear. He saw only a small man, who
might have passed for n shopkeeper,
Btnndlng staring nt him. So ho took his
peculiar hat off his head and went up
u him. "Do you think, my good man."
he said, persuasively, "that you have a
bat like that?" The marquis looked at
him for u moment, speechless with in
('Ignatlon, while the shopkeeper, seeing
what was amiss, hurried up as fast as
he could. Unfortunately, tho niarqu'B
found his volco beforo tho hat man
reached his client. "No," be said, giv
ing tho bishop back his headgear; "I
haven't got u hat like that, and If I had
I'm d-d It I'd wear it."
VENEZUELA IN PARAGRAPHS.
KIriU states nro In the union.
Population of Venezuela Is 2,121,99S
Venezuela contains 5UG.000 squaro
Fifteen per cent of tho population aro
The territory In disputo Is about tho
size of our stato of Maine.
Hrltlsh (iiilnnti was ncqulrod by Eng
land through treaty In 181 1.
In 1S93 the amount of gold mined In
Venezuela was 17,000 ounces.
Slavery In tho republic was abol
ished by tho decrco ot March 24, 1851.
Venezuela's export trado with Now
York reaches $5,000,000 n year.
Dlfllcultles between Venezuela and
Oreat Hrltain flrst aroso In 1S30,
It Is estimated that soventy-Hve revo
lutions hnvo occurred nlnco tho estab
lishment of the republic,
An nbsoluto separation of church and
stato has been effected, civil mnrrlngo
Is Insisted on, nnd other ndmlrnblo and
progressive Institutions hnvo been es
tablished. Previously to 1SSC her public school
B'ystom was very unlmportnnt, only
1,312 pupils being In attendnnco nt tho
public schools In tho year mentioned.
Now tho nttondanro exceeds 100,000.
Tho constitution makes presidents In
ellglblo for election, and It Is tho earn
est endenvor of Venezuelan statcsmon
to establish tho politics of tho country
on a Arm footing of ponce and order.
United States Minister, Mr. Pile, ot
Virginia, onco ventured to present him
self to tho president on ono occasion
minus n necktie. President Hlanco very
sharply reminded him of his forgetful
ness of otlquetto, and shortly afterward
sent him about his business.
BJGCfEST IN WORM).
VEIOHS G20 POUNDS, ACCORD
ING TO THE CITY WEIGHER.
Nrurlv 7 IS IVel Armiiiit lln- WutM
Height it l.ltllu Out O IVnt, ami No
Itiilhrny I'ur In I'riinio Will Admit
It ASSKHIK 1)11
Colosso" ( liner sa
loon of the Colos
sus) Is tho nanio of
n new lefreshment
leaort built around
the llgure of the
biggest man In the
world on the bou
levard St. Denis.
near tho old Porte
St. Martin, Paris.
Cities have been built around royal
palaces and state coaches around the
court trains of drawing-room aspirants.
but whoever heard of u dlnlng-hall
erected on plana subject to tho dimen
sions and. the weight of a single man
These extraordinary precaution!
wero resorted to In order to accommo
date and safely lodge Monsieur Canon
Ilerg, whose portrait is herewith repro
duced. Cnnon-HerK. the "Colossus," whom
Paris goes to look at nowadays, Is as
long as he Is broad. He measures six
feet and three-quarters of an Inch from
the solo of his foot to tho top of bis
head and exactly as much ncross the
chest from the right to tho left urm pit.
HIGGFST MAN IN
Ills upper thigh measures four foot
and one Inch nroimd; IiIb calves meas
ure two feet and eleven Inches, and his'
upper arm is one foot and cloven inches
Ho weighs exactly 520 pounds, a:vl
there Is no deception possible, for all
tho figures quoted nro from tho city
weigher's olllce. properly attested by
signatures, seals and government
Around tho waist M. Cnnon-Herg uses
up seven feet four and a half Inches
of tho tape.
Tho brasserie in which ho Is finan
cially Interested does n tremendous
business nil day, but between tho hours
ot 8 nnd 1 o'clock at night It is hardly
possible to secure a "ntundup," not to
say a scat, there.
Tho big man occupies a specially
built platform nt tho renr of the es
tablishment, tho platform being con
structed of solid beams, and supported
underneath tho floor by Iron pillars.
This was dono by order ot tho police.
Ho alts on two benches one placed In
front of tho other. Every half hour ho
takes a constitutional and walks from
tho platform to tho entranco door over
a strip of carpet that covers a portion
'ot tho floor supported by pillars tho
samo way ns tho platform.
Cnnon-Herg rises slowly, supporting
his weight by plnclng his hands firmly
against tho arms of the bench and, nt
tho samo time, making a few Jerking
motions with tho upper part of tho
body. Then ho begins to sot his feet
down deliberately, ono beforo tho other.
Ho does not look exactly as if ho woro
going to topple over, but his trembling,
uncertain steps and tho way his cor
poslty quivers suggests a dlro physical
Mcanwhllo tho nudlence is requested
to keep to their sents so that all may
have "a chanco to observe tho Colossus
from tho front nnd rear" as ho goes up
Viewed from tho front, tho smallncsB
of tho head strikes ono as remarkable.
Tho breadth of tho shoulders, too, Is
not In proportion to the glnnt's bIzo.
Ho entered upon tho show business
only recently In order to Invest tho
money ho mndo as a working brower.
ill til I
Until n few months ago ho acted ns
Inspector of breweries In the Nether
lands, having learned the trade In Ger
many. He Is not a (Jermnn, however,
but a French-Swiss.
He was always a strong, healthy and
corpulent boy and mnn, fond of ath
letics, swimming nnd dnnclng. To re
duce his weight ho mndo a tour of Hol
land on foot, but meeting with an ac
cident, had to return In a freight car.
nono of tho passenger conches having
doors largo enough to admit lilm. In
this way he traveled to Paris. Only
tho Swiss passenger ears are roomy
enough for the Colussus.
He has a brother weighing 350
pounds, but his sisters nro ot normal
build. All the great Paris medical
scientists nro InvestlgatlngthoColossus.
Most of them seem to think thnt Canon
Herg Is suffering from an abnormality
of the heart.
"That may be true, or not," says tho
giant, "but to be perfectly frank, 1
never knew I had a heart."
Tim Willi Wct In Arlrnna.
A real wild west carnival, In the
heart of what Is left of tho wild west
Itself, Is planned to be held In Arizona
next Fobruary. It Is to bo In or near
Phoenix. Representatives of every In
dian trlbo In Arizona, and of most
tribes In tho southwest, aro to be pres
ent, and. because of the proximity of
tho exhibition to their nctlvo haunts,
they will bo able to show almost tho
real thing In Indian llfo and ways. Then
the whole country round nbout Is cov
ered with cuttle ranges, nnd there are
many hundreds of cowboys, In ever)
wny representative of their class, who
will bo nblo to be present, not nlono ns
exhibits, but ns spectators. Tho pro
Jectora think the show will bo a big
IIcht Ho Afckt'il (irurr.
A commercial traveler who wan tnk
Ing a vacation with his uncle In tho
country, says tho Sauk Center (Minn.)
Avnlanche, was uuddenly called upon
to nsk tho blessing, and, not being nc
eustomed to It, promptly tackled tho
dlfllciilty In tho following words: "Wo
acknowledge tho receipt of your favor
of thh dace. Allow ur to express our
gratitude for this expression of good
will. Trusting thnt our houso may merit
your confldenco nnd that wo may have
ninny good orders from you this all,
wo nro yours truly."
llcttlrNt llnrun In New I'u clu ntl.
A wonder In tho form of horseflesh
may be scon at Houghton's stablo In
Hennlngton, Vt. Tho anlmnl Is of tho
Clydesdnlo breed, 5 years old, eighteen
hands high, nnd wcghs 2,100 pounds.
Ills head lo aB large as a half barrel.
Ho belongs to Ernest Tudor of Somer
set, and Is used with n mate soniowhnt
smaller In lumbering on tho mountains.
Ho Is probably tho heaviest pleco of
horseflesh In nil New England.
An Anctll'K Mull,
Tho nnglor flBh angles for his prey.
From tho upper part of his head pro
JectK two long tentacles, with fleshy
extremities, which wavo about In tho
water and attract Binnll fish, thnt, ap
proaching and attempting to solzo the
small bait, aro themselves captured by
China baa kindly consented to do
capltato olghteon more participants In
tho Ku Cheng rIot3. Slowly, but surely,
tho missionaries nro making headway
over there. Crookston (Minn,) Times.
Women Working for Dlitnrmnmrnt.
Gorman women hnvo been appealed
to by tho International Womnn's
Lenguo for Pence In Paris to holp them
i bringing nbout a general disarmament.
FOUND AN APT PUPIL.
Ilntr the AroiI Dug limglit the Vnp (V
Slum! Sentinel Over the llntiie.
From the Detroit Journal: Tho fol
lowing dog story Is told by an old res
ident who has never been required to
present affidavits, but will do so If de
sired, although a resident on Piety Hill
Ho hail an old dog, n spaniel, that for
nearly twenty yenrs has been the most
faithful of guardians. Summer or win
ter, fair weather or foul, ns soon aa the
key was turned In the lock of the back
door ho has taken his position nt the
threshold, nnd not the slightest sound
escnped his investigation during the
night. In hot weather the family linvi '
never hesitated to leave the door open
for ventilation. In all these years tin
first riser In the morning bns ti'-vet
failed to find "old Hover" nlcrt at hit
post at tho threshold. Then, relieved
of his charge, be Immediately retired
to his bunk In the woodshed for slum
ber. Tho faithful old fellow Is becom
ing decrepit and bis ninster recently
carried homo a bull terrier pup with n
pedigree of great length and the bluest
of blood; nn unlettered pup from Mu
kcnnel of Its mother; full ot playful
ness, free from every care, thoughtless
and perpetually hungry. That wo
three months ago. and the pup i.i now
5 months old. For u time the old
brown spaniel hud no U3o for the frlhky
llttlo white-haired fellow, so entirely
unllko himself, that ran under him
Jumped over uml upon his back.grabbeil
his long and silky cars and attempted
to run away with them, but after a
llmo It wns u clear case of grandfather
and the youngest baby. This Is the
situation now: When the key la turned
it Is tho pup that takes the position at
tho threshold, while the old dog, confi
dent of the faithfulness ot his proxy
sentinel, retires to his piece of carpet
and snores the night through. Not only
does the terrier remain on duly all
night, but the moment someone iu astir
in tho house she retires to her bunk tor
Bleep, Just as the old dog did for mi
many yenrs. The owner has tip-toed
down to the door at all hours, but has
never found her napping. "You can
not muke mo believe Hint this in In.
stlnct, unless you concede that instinct
Is thought nnd Intelligence, nnd that
dogs liavo the power to communicate
them." he declares. "Three montlm
ago this pup knew absolutely nothing,
except how to play and eat. Its solo
companion has been the old dog, uml
to-day the pup knows all that tho old
dog knows, nnd the old dog known the
pup knows It, and lias retired from
business fully aware that his duties
have been left to a competent and faith
ful successor. I'm going to take the
pup to a friend's house for a night or
two and sou if the old dog doesn't Im
mediately resume his post by tho door."
How Shu round ii Nimi ilo I'lnine.
Miss French (Octavo Thanct) thun ex
plains how she got her noni do plumes
"Octavo was the name of a school friend.
It Is both French and Scotch. I thought
if I could find another nnmo to go with
It that wan both French and Scotch I
would adopt that. I was riding on a
train ono tlmo when we stopped at a
way stntlon, nnd on tho siding near
whero I snt was a freight car painted
red. On tho sldo was chalked tho word
'Thnnet.' What It meant or how It got
thero I have not tho slightest Idea, but
I decided then and thero to adopt it.
Lots of people still think that Oct;nu
Thanet Is a man."
In the collecting of perfumes two pro
cesses uro employed. In ono the greusn
process, boxes with glass bottoms are
nretiared. tho bottom being covered
with purso grease, or suet, and Hie
flowers, gathered fresh every day dur
ing tho Eonson, nro laid on trays In the
box, tho grease being laid to absorb
Stviin I'mit I'mprllrr, "
A steam yacht was onco constructed
with propellers on tho principal of tho
nwnn foot. The progress of the bo.t
whs quite satisfactory, and tho pro
pellers would have been a success weie
It not for the fact that tho experiment
being marto in the Thames, they were
continually Interfered with by the root.i
nnd floating wood.
lliipllnilo WYtlilliig I're.entK.
"Do you know that Snlgloy is tho
father of twins?" "Yes, I heard It Inst
night at tho club. Did you hear what
ho said about It .'" "No. What?" "He
said that they wero the flrst duplicite
wedding prcFents that Mrs. Snlgloy an-!
be had received."
WIT AND HUMOR.
Teacher: "Johnnie, glvo me tho name
of the largest known diamond." "Tho
An exchnngo has an artlclo on "Why
Hies Make Honey." Thoy mako It to
"Tho editor," said a contemporary,
"who said his mouth nover uttered a Ilo
probably spoko through his nose."
A philosopher says, "My friend con
ducted his futuro wlfo to tho nltar
and hero his leadership camo to an
Somo wicked Ynnkoo says that ho baa
"invented a now telegraph." Ho pro
poses to placo a lino ot women fifty
steps npart, and commit tho nows to
the first ob a profound secret.
A married couple sat down tho other
night to a gamo of cards. Sho: "What
nre you going to piny for?" Ho: "Any
thing you liko." Sho: "Lot us play for
a now Jacket, dear. If you loso I shall
liavo tho choosing of it, nnd if I lose
Excited American Freshman: "Did
I pass my examination, professor?"
Professor, with proud Bcorn: "No, sir!"
Off dances Freshlo, radiant with E111II03.
Professor: "You misunderstood mo; you
failed, sir!" Incorrlglblo Freshman
"Ah, but I won a bet, you see!" Pro
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