Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 22, 1897)
Mwjs&tmmmT r w -m iltr r....
TIIK RKD CLOri) OHIKF.
THE AKUiniS TJRIBE.
THEY KILLED ONE.
Thenllr tint HoMhlpcil I'nltpic Srlirmr
it llrltl.li Killer In Keep tlm Tribe
from SIcmIIiik Tin- I'ri-M'iil lllniciitl)
ml I( Cmiri.
HOSi: terrible Afrl
(lis who still hold
the Kltyhor Pass
against the Hi Utah
arc iifiitiiroh of In
when they want n
thing limy general
ly get It one way
or anoihcr. Before
the recent outbreak
the Afrldls etnli
llshod a "Zlaiat," or place of pilgrim
age, In their country, and the way they
did It amounted to a stroke of genius.
Tho neighboring tribes all had Hlar
ntH, and thr people went on pilgrim
ages to them and boasted of the vir
tues emanating from the dead holy men
who were hurled beneath the shrine.
Now, there does not hecm ever to
have been any holy man anions the
Afrldls, and In older to have a leal
Zlarat yon must have a holy man tn
bury. The Afrldls had been busy so
ninny centuries robbing tni.mius and
stealing sheep that they had not, had
time to pay any profound attention to
their spiritual welfare, and really did
not lee) the want of a place of pilgrim
age. Not long ago. however, some Mul
lahs appeared among them and began
to point out their dolleleneics In this
leaped. It was shown to them that
Ihey did not even have a Zlnrat and
were In n bad way generally. A wave
of rollglous fervor swept over the
tribe, and It was resolved that some
thing must bo done nt once or black
eyes and lemonade would not bo their
portion in the Mahometan heaven. A
council of the leading men was called,
and, after much deliberation, it was de
cided that what was most needed was a
Ziarat. If they could only get ii Zlur
at they would feel comparatively re
spectable and there would be no furth
er cause for complaint on the part of
Then the question arose as to get
ting a saint for the shrine. One of the
chiefs said that he knew of a Khattak,
who lived out among the hills who
would fill the bill, but ho was unfor
tunately still alive. The council
thought that that might bo remedied,
and eo the Khattak was sent for. He
was put through a rigid examination
The blue Jay is a common bird of tho
llnitcd'States east of the Great rialns,
and remains throughout the year In
most of Its range, although Its num-
here are Bomewhnt reduced In winter
In the Northern States. During spring
and summer the Jay is forced to be-
eomc an Industrious hunter for insects,
and Ib not so conspicuous a feature of
tho landscape aB when It roams the
country nt will after the cares of the
nesting season are over. In an in-
yestlgatlon of the food of the blue jay
292 stomachs were examined, which
showed that animal matter comprised
24'pcr cent, and vegetablo matter 7C
per cent, of the bird's diet. So much
has been said about the nest-robbing
habits of the Jay that special search
was made for traces of birds or birds'
eggs In tho stomachs, with the result
that sheila of small birds eggs wero
found In three and tho remains of
young birds fn only two stomachs.
as to his high principles and general
virtues, and ho brought a lot of testi
mony to prove how holy ho was.
His examination being satisfactory,
they slow the astonished Khattak then
and there nnd built n big pile of stones
over his body. Then they proclaimed
their deed, and In n week tho pilgrims
wero flocking to tho new Zlarat and tho
reproach waH removed from tho land.
Naturally tho men who planned and
executed this plottB "coup" wero looked
upon by tho Afrldls ns public benefac
tors of approved piety.
Among tho Afrldls tho man most
respected Ib the mnn who Is the most
expert thief. In fact, thievery Is tho
only road to dlfitlnctlon among them.
Tho scheme by which until of Into Hrl
tain rauziled these desperate folk Is In
genious and worthy of note. To pay
an Xfridl to behave himself every day
of the week Is a course too expensive
for any government. But by arrange
ment they have undertaken, nt a price,
to behave after the fashion of Chris
tians' on two days a week. Tho other
Ave aro devoted to thro.it cutting, pil
laging and the usual business of life,
but on the remaining two they have
hitherto sat quietly on their hilltops
and watched with watering mouths the
rich caravans pass lo and fro In the
If a shot wns fired on those days tho
tribe on whoso ground tho outrago took
jplaco got 1,000 rupees stopped out of Its
Uowa&w next quarter day. Of this
-aim the mnn fired nt got 500 rupees,
or his lelatlons if it happened to be a
good shot, while the government was
the richer for the rest.
BEHIND THE FOOTLIGHTS.
Ttecontly when Ada llehau was play
ing in "As You 1.1 he It," at Stratford,
England, Mrs. Navarro (Mary Ander
son) occupied a hov. Ten years ago,
before she was mnrrled, Mrs. Navarro
had appealed as Rosalind on the same
stage. Sho was enthusiastic over Iho
performance and Invited Mr. Daly and
nil the company to a little Informal
dinner she had nrranged expressly for
them. Mrs. Nnvnrro still has her love
ly losebud complexion and looks slim
Mrs. Cora I'rnuhurt Potter has of late
been making unkind remarks about
her native land and has signified the
Intention of never ngnlu playing in
Vmeilca. She has signed for a lour em
bracing England, Australia and India.
When the Bradley Martins gave their
costumo ball In New York one of the
theaters put on a burlesque of it. When
tho duchess of Devonshire gave hers
the English managers also saw a
chance for making some money, but
they legaidcd the affair In an entliely
different and solemn light. The man
who originated the affair wanted to
make the reproduction as ti no to life
as possible, and ho has already ob
tained about thrrc-qunrtora of the ac
tual costumes worn. I'ltst ho went to
tho fancy eostumcrs and learned the
exact cost of the gorgeous gowns. Then
ho wrote to the owneis. stating that
ho would like to pui chase the gowns
and offering JtiO and $70 for robes
which cost anywhere from $500 to
$1,000. Most of the lords, ladles, earls
and countesses gladly sold the cos
tumes and others who did not wish to
part with theirs offeied to loan them
in order that tho stage representation
should bo a success.
Yvette (ittllbert Is wiathy. No less
than four singers Anastasle. Londrc,
Duclere and Spahls are all singing at
various resorts the sort of songs she
sings. "Why do they dare?" she
storms. "I hnve originated a method
of singing In which none enn approach
me, and now come four who try to copy
my style." She cannot prevent them,
but she Is doing considerable thinking.
As a matter of fact, none of the four
approaches her very closely.
Funny Davenport will play a short
season this year twenty-five weeks
during which she produces but one new
play and has no oue-ulght stands.
Such negative evidence Is not sullicicnt
to controvert the great mnss of testl-
mony upon this point, but It shows that
the habit Is not so prevalent as hns
been believed. Besides birds and their
eggs, tho Jay eats mlco, tlsh, salaman-
ders, snails, and crustaceans, which al-
together constitute but little more than
1 per cent, of its diet. Tho Insect food
Is made up of beetles, grasshoppers,
caterpillars, and a few species of other
orders, ail noxious, except somo 3 per
cent, of predaccous beetles. Thus
something more than 19 per cent, of
tho whole food consists of harmful In-
sects. In August the Jay, like ninny
other birds, turns Its attention to
grasshoppers, which constitute nearly
one-fifth ofTits food during thnt month,
At this time, also, most of tho other
noxious insects, Including caterpillars,
nro consumed, though beetles nre eaten
chiefly In spring. The vegetable food
Is qtilto varied.
t'Mrlyln on Webater.
Thomas Carlylo.who once met Daniel
Webster at a friend's house nt break
fast, said: "This American Webster I
tnko to be one of the stlffcst logic buf
fers and parliamentary athletes any
where to be mot with In our world nt
present a grim, tall, broad-bottomed,
yellow-sklnned mnn, with brows like
precipitous cliffs, and hugo, black, dull,
wearied yet unwenrlnblo looking eyes
under them; amorphous projecting
nose, unci tho nngrlest shut mouth I
have nnywhero seen. A droop on iho
sides of tho upper lip Is quite mastlfT
like magnificent to look upon; It Is
so quiet, withal. I guess I should like
ill to bo thnt. man's nigger. However,
ho is a light elcNcr mnn In his way',
and has a husky sort of fun In him,
too; drawls In a handfast, didactic
manner about 'our republican Institu
tions,' etc., and so plnys his part."
Wlmt Do Vou Think of TliL?
Some Swiss convicts recently escaped
from prison, nnd an advertisement an
nouncing the fact says that "with tho
close-cropped hair, knickerbockers and
striped Jackets tho fugitive murderers
may enslly bo mistaken for American
or English tourists cxcursloulng in the
Tho sensible man never complains.
If be breaks his leg he Is always thank
ful that It len't his neck.
EARNERS OF CHARITY MONEY.
Sthenic nf I hurch Women In Ctet l)ol
Inr for I'hlliiiithroptri I'nrnote.
It Is no uncommon thing for women
interested In church work to endeavor
to raise money for philanthropic pur
poses by Individual or organized labor
within their special Holds, says the New
York Times. Instances have been re
lated of how women, animated by
worthy objects, hao fullllled volun
tary pledges of earning specified Bums
within certain specified periods. Tho
custom of forming women's Industrial
circles, each member of which Is
pledged to enrn a dollar or more by
some personal act, has become popular
lu small communities, anil many In
genious schemes have been devised by
clever women for extracting tho de
sired dollar from Iho pockets of men.
At Loon Lake, In the Adlroudacks,
within the past month, one zealous
young church woman earned her
dollar by acting as caddie In
a game of golf. the novelty
of the situation attracted tho
amused attention of the hotel guests
and cottagers, and for tho time being
"the ean..iig of a dollar" became n fad
among the .ouugor women. The dol
lars thus earned were contributed
toward the relief of a poor family In
tho nelglibnihood. A New York girl
brewed u punch for a party of her
brother's male companions and re
ceived a dollar, with a lequest for more
punches at the same price. Another
girl made a Welsh rarebit, for which
she obtained a willing dollar, and a
thlid young woman got ten cents apleco
for rolling ten cigarettes. This dispo
sition on the part of well-to-do women
to enrn money for "sweet charity's
sake" sometimes assumes a phaso
more practlcnl than mere social diver
sion, Hetween twenty and thirty of
the young women connected with a
Methodist Episcopal church In the up
per part of New York city have devised
a scheme which Is likely to net a sub
stantial sum to the church poor and
sick relief fund this fall. Each mem
ber of the "clrclo" hns agreed to exert
her money making talents In one par
ticular lino thiough tho month of Sep
tember, with a view of determining
which one can turn the largest amount
Into the fund. One woman, for In
stance, proposes to bnke cake for who
ever wishes to pay for the mime. Word
has been passed around in tho church
that pci sons who desire to purchase
cake for home consumption can send
their orders to Mrs. and tho goods
will be delivered at a slight advance
over the actual cost. Another woman
who Justly prides herself on her skill
with the needle, will hold herself In
readiness to do any kind of fancy sow
ing, embroidery or mending for mem
bers of her church congregation dur
ing the ensuing month. A third mem
ber of the volunteer money-earning
corps will take tho old neckties of gen
tlemen of her acquaintance and remake
them "as good as now" for n moderate
charge. SHU another offers to give
"Instruction nt homo" in millinery, and
a fifth will undertake to supply small
families with their winter's supply of
Jollies and home-niado preserves at
moderate cost. Several of these church
women have given notlcethnt they will
execute shopping commissions ut low
er rntcs than tho same kind of service
can be procured elsewhere, and there
Is one woman who Is willing to clean
and do up laces for the benefit of th
The Church on "llrlmnlone Corner."
Thero aro fears in Hoston lest the
Park street church, endenred ns It Is
by historical associations, may not
stand much longer on a slto so valua
ble to Investors for business purposes.
It wns founded In tho outbreak of the
schism, lu the early part of tho cen
tury, which divided Massachusetts
Congregatlonalists Into Trinitarians
and Unitarians, nnd was from the out
set n rallying point for tho orthodox
party. Sulphur matches, it Is said,
were strewn on the stone steps In de
rision after Dr. Griffin's strong present
ations of "the terror of tho Lord," and
the nickname then given to it of
"Brimstone Corner" Is not yet obso
lete In Boston. The theological acri
mony of that day is a thing of tho
past, and' Unitarians now Join with
Trinitarians In wishing that this state
ly old-fashioned meeting house may be
preserved. But it proved a difficult
task to preserve the Old South meet
ing house from demolition, consecrated
though It was by memories of tho tv
nliitiou, and It Is doubtful if a similar
endeavor can save Its less ancient
New F.HEln'1'l Kriiillllon.
On a telegraph polo In tho suburbs
of a New Kngland village Is tacked this
"LOST Between hero nnd the post
ofllce, a real lady's hair switch black
mlxt with gray with shoo string tlod
around ono end tho above which please
return to the postmaster nnd git CO
rents with thanks of owner who noeds
It badly and will be thankful for the
kindness of any Lady or gent who will
return what cannot bo of no uso to
them, but which Is a needcesslty to
A Theatre lint That raid Up.
A lemedy has been devised for the
matinee hat. Of late a collapsible hat
has been brought out, not quite on the
principle of the u;.cra hat, but 'practical
In a way, as the brim divides ln the
center of the back and front nnd folds
over tho crown, which enables It to bo
packed much more easily. The opon
ings fasten beneath trimmings.
I'oker on tlm Klondike.
Tho most exciting game at Klondike
is when tho miners play poker with
beans for chips. The man who wine
twenty beans js sure of a meal,
SAYINGS AND DOINGS OF THE
the llliiry if An Actiir.riTTrli;lil'
l.l(a How Wllllrtln II. (llllclle Unit
Ahv W Ik'ii
Mere Hoy - I'lirrent
1 1, LI AM II GIL
playwright anil ac
tor, was born In
llnrtlord, Conn., In
lbr.H, Vs father
having at one lime
been I'nlted States
senator ftom that
state. Ills early
education was ac
quit ed In his native
V WXf JLU
Slty.whe.e he g.aduated from the Hail- h ip then assumed the name by which
ford high school, going thence (o Iho sho s now known Hie Mrs was pre
Unhe.slty of the City of New Yoik J llxrd. It s sad. to keep ,'f.lvo ous suit-
and to the lloston Unlvcislt). As a
boy he displayed unusual power of
.nlmlcry. and as he appi (inched man
nood he gave public i callings and Imi
tations of well known actors in New
England villages. I lining a deslie for
a stage career, to which his paienti
wero strongly opposed, be ran uwu
from home and became lending ut tilt
mnn for Hen De liar. In New Oilcans.
Ln. This employment linking remun
eration, be ictui'iii'it to lliiitfonl. and.
through (he aid of Muik Twain, ob
tained a position in the onlpnu. of
John T Raymond, with whom lie ap
peared In "The Olliled Age," al I lie
Globe theater, Huston, Mass. Follow
ing this engagement he was for two
seasons with Macauley's stock com
pany In Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louis
ville, Ky . and lmmedlntel thereafter
spent a season upon the road. He then
turned his attention lo play writing
nnd wrote "The Professor," which was
produced at the Madison Square theater
on Jan. 1, 18KI, the author playing the
title role. He next assisted Mrs. Hodg
son Humett In the writing of "F.siuer
alda." After netlni for one jear In
"Voung Mrs. Wlnihrop." he produced
at the Comedy theater. In New York,
the farcical play, "Dlgby's Secretary,"
which he adapted from Von Moser'a
play, "Der Hlbllothekan." and in which,
he assumed the rolo of tho secretary,
the Rev. Job McCosh. Upon the same
night "The Private Secretary" was pro
duced by A. M Palmer at the Madison
square theater. This was Hawtrey's
adaptation of the same German play.
A lawsuit wns begun to determine ln
whom tho right of production was vest
ed, but while the suit was pending a
compromise was reached whereby tho
best parts of each play were taken and
put Into a new vcislon, In which Mr.
Gillette appeared continuously for two
years at the Madison Square theater
and elscwhctc. Ho next became famous
through his play, "Held by the Eene
my," which was performed at the Crl-
MR. W. II,' tilLUSTTE.
terion theater, Brooklyn, N. Y In 18RU,
the author playing the role of Thomas
Bean, a newspaper correspondent. He
next produced a dramatization of Ri
der Haggard's "She" In 1887. al Nlblo's
Garden. In 1890 he gave to the public
"All tho Comforts of Home," an adapt
ation from tho German, and In the fol
lowing year "Mr. Wllkliibon's Widows,'
aluo an adaptation. After n length)
Illness ho wrote "Too Much Johnson,"
In which he also appeared, It had Us
initial production at the opor. houe.
Holyoke. Mass.. Oct. Sfi, 1MK. Hjh
latest play. "Secret Service, ' In wfclch
he lllls ii serious idle, was produced foi
tho tlist time at the llroail Stieet then
tei. Philadelphia Pn.. May 13, 18W. It
i an entirely original cieatlon, and Is
consldeied to be his best work, oven
excelling In diamatlc ennsii notion and
In absorbing Interest his earlier war
pla, "Held by the Enemy." Its suc
cess last season was of the most posi
tive sort, and upon Its recent presenta
tion In England the play and Its author
achieved a. veritable tilumph. Mr. Gil
telle Is at prcMMit appealing In this
play at the Utnplic theater, In this'
The celebiatcd Mrs. .Ionian's maiden
name was Itlaud, but she called heiself
Miss 1'rnurls when she (list took to the
stage. Ilcfore long, however, her moth
er wrote to rcquist another change, and
ors at nay. uni line wiiKinson
claimed the honor of renaming her.
"You have uosM'd the water, my dear,"
he said to her. "so I'll call you .Ionian!
And by the ni( niory of Sam, If shn
didn't take my Joke In earnest, and call
herself Mrs. .Ionian over since."
Sarsate, the great Mollult-t, who has
not been beard In the I'nlted States for
seven or eight yeais. and has Indicated
no Intent lou to come here, has returned
to bis home lu Pamplona, and was re
ceived as a hero by his own people. Ho
played ome In an open squaio home of
the Spanish dances, lo the gieat enthu
siasm of tho people who gathered to
hear him. At a bull lluht he prcscnt-
I ed Ills gold cuff button to a matador
j wliii had killed hit, fouth bull In a par
ticularly brae struggle. Ho made
several rich presents to the city of
Pamplona In memory of IiIh visit, and
among them was a ring given to the
violinist by the Kmpress of Austria,
and gifts lo him from Queen Victoria,
the King of Saxony, the Prince of
Wales and Napoleon HI.
miliary Hell, the racy theatrical gos-
sip of the New York Press, puts It this
way: "We occupy what may be termed
the mldwny plalsnncc between tho tad
men and the funny men, because lu our
opinion public porformeis are neither
all tragedians nor all buffoons. We
do not take the performer seriously,
but we take the art seriously, nnd so
travel on tho middle path between the
grave and the gay, avoiding the Scylla
of Solemnity and the Charybdls of
Levity ou tho other. TIiIb medas res
Is most reasonable and agreeable to us,
and If any reader does not like It he
can stop his paper."
Charles Matthews had i cached the al
lotted ago of man before he played his
farewell engagement lu London. One
night there wns an unconscionably long
wait In the performance of "My Awful
Dud." After the statutory ten mln
utcs had expired, and tho curtain
showed no signs of lifting, one of tho
gods vociferated, "Do hurry along, or
else Charley will be too old to act."
Tho wit of the gallery Is provcruluMind
It was never more keenly exercised
than on the flrfct night of a London
production some years since. The lend
ing actor a well known man took an
unconscionable time a-dylng, uml la
dled out the "lengths" with tedious
elaboration. Whereupon a voice from
the upper regions exclaimed, "We hop?
we're not keeping you up, sir."
The new melodrama which Haddon
Chamber and Comyus Carr have writ
ten for the London Adelph) theatri
deals with the Waterloo period: It
shows the Duchess of Richmond's ball
on the evo of the battle and the battle
Meld after tho fight. The motive of the
piece Is tho search bj a son after tlm
betnoer of his mother's honor.
The old actor, manager and author
John Coleman, Is about to return to
tho London stage. When only 19 yean
old ho played Othello to the Iago ot
i Macready. He proposes now to revlvi
"Pericles, Prince or iyie," ami to pro
duce several new plnys, Including n
now version of Charles Ileade's "Grif
OIK miDnETOF FUN.
SOME GOOD JOKES. ORIGINAL
I Mirr ihlnu for Miillh li Krnitn
llorite Wii. In. . ( . I c-1, 1 ii if .tr-
Cr -A slcn f ( iilmniloii I Ic.Unn,
,lll.l . iijr.
lll.V tflll'llt S.lt,
whil' i omul th phi
'I' Ii wlilnpTlnx
li i r.is eropl;
On IiIkIi Hie moon,
a Ulinlly iloml
Its fin ii uvcrtnl
The wliii h were lUlcil
with envy of
Tim Unlit wltliln
At leant, tin tlioimlit
o, noil Me looked
nt-ilnlnfiil ul tin; M:l(.
They silent sat: tin lutonril word
Tho teiiilorni'HH did lirrnk;
Nor nculnl was to voice tlirlr love,
Bo neither of tlirm npnke.
Blin smtlril n rlppln faint nml vhruo
Her charming llm did curt
Win Uuglicil, nnd MmlKlH delirious went
lilt bruin nil In n whirl.
They ltent snt: their nrml.t did thrum
In rhythm sweet nm! soft
Tho rtfratn of their lovo mid did
Repent It oft nnd oft.
Now wns the time, It would bo thought
For him to sny tho word,
Hut not n found did iuism his lips
Nor wns one by her henrd.
They Hllrnt snt. It did seem MliillKO
On In r purl. If not Ills,
Nor dlil u wont from either emtio
Win n he stole n Hiidilen IiIsh.
Ku occult wave did otc their thoughta,
Nor did It keep them muni
Their IIiirit eni thry tiseil. you see,
I'ur Imlh wele deaf anil dumb.
She "Oh. Mr. Smith, won't you re
cite for us this evening?"
He "Really thero will be so many
strangers present, that ah"
She "Oh, don't mind them, they'll
be gone before you're half thiough."
, I'nlillc Iteiiefui lor.
Mr. Suiltliklus (drawing up his will)
To tho Pokevlllo Home for Incurablca
I leave ami bequeath tho sum ot $10,
0(10; to the Pokevlllo Orphan Asylum,
f 10,000; to tho Pokevlllo Baptist church,
15,000; to start a town library In the
'.own of Pokevllle, 10,000; to tho
Mrs. Smlthkfns Goodness mo! are
you crazy! You ain't worth ten cents,
ind you know It.
Mr. Smlthklns Oh, shut up and
lemmc mo alone! I'm going to take
this will round to tho president of the
Pokevlllo National Bank and have him
witness It. I've got to overdraw my
account there for 27 next week.
A Inrgc earthenware vase In a down
town window ln one of tho large cities
Is surmounted by a conspicuous sign
bearing this inscription:
Made of Egyptian Clay.
Threo Thousand Years Old.
Ono day an expert, who happened to
de passing tho window, stopped am?
looked at tho vase.
"Yes," ho said, nftcr a brief inspec
tion, "It Is considerably older than
threo thousand years. I refer, el
course, to the clay. The vaso probably
wan made In 1893."
Daughter (sentimentally) Ah, moth
er! tho summer wanes. How beauti
fully It does! Soon we will have the
Mother (who has tried ten seasons tt
get the girl off her hands) Oh, pshaw!
You have had nothing but a "frost" all
Squire "Is It a fast horse, Eras
tua?" Erastus "Ho oughter be, Squire,
He's been er fastln' fo' frco weeks."
Ill Catrhlug Average.
."Have u good time on your vaca
tion?" asked the man who could not
"Made a record of 750," cheerfully
answered the young roan.
"Proposed to thirty-six girls and waa
gecepted by twenty-seven."
A Slen of CuttltKllon.
"Somebody must be cultivating the
"Anyway, her weeds have disappeared,"
lffL - W-
7 WV 1 1 i
-1 I 111! IJI1
& " Ullfl
T rffi""?' "H"IMIT
Powered by Open ONI