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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 23, 1901)
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tioio Celeste Was Wooed.
Tlx peaks In that range or the
White mountain which Ilea In tho
munty of Carroll, In the state of New
Hnmpshlre. urn heavily wooded.
The lone exception ,1s Chocorna moun
tain. Passaconnaway, one of the most
linpresslvo of tho group of plant hills,
In thick with huge hemlocks, pines and
Mrs, and hero and there a broad ribbon
of uprooted nud dead timber marks
whore tho tornadoes have rushed down
the mountainside, uprooting tho tallest
trees and carrying death In their hol
Life there in the hills still clings to
fiomo of lt3 old-tlmo ways, and tho two
wheeled cart and tho spinning wheel
' are not yet relegated to the shades of
the past. Tho tall yankeo clock Is btlll
to bo seen In many households, and
now and then a spltuict gives out a
quaver, llko tho cracked volco of an
old man, vainly reminiscent of the days
of his youth. On tho lower foothills,
or Hhclvlng ledges, of Bluck mountain,
Sandwich Dome, Osslpec, Uhocorna,
Whltefaco and I'angim arc many thou
sands of acres covered with heavy tim
ber. Spruce, birch, hemlock and other
trees, and in many places there Is a
dense undergrowth, and under tho
ledges and sliohos of rock, and In nu
merous caves high up on the rockier
of the elevations, are still to bo found
lynxes and wildcats. Lower down
foxes and sablo nre found,aud deer are
yet fairly numerous on the mountains.
In a llttlo cleared space on a slope
of Passaconnaway mountain was tho
cabin of Plerro Chemtud, a strange bit
of human wreckage lodged among the
locks of that gaunt land. Chenaud
did net take kindly to tho rude hus
bandry of his neighbors, which wrung
a scauty subsistence from the unwill
ing soil. Ho was a rover, a trapper, a
hunter. In tho winter ho tracked tho
deer across tho mountains and the car
casses he brought back proved his un
erring aim. In the autumn he snared
and shot tho ruffed grouse, which
abounded, and tho shy, silent, awkward
brown hares that passed, shadow-like,
through the thickets. In the spring
and summer the brook trout were ev
erywhere In the mountain streams.
And then, too, In tho mountain lakes
the black ducks descended, and Pierre
was a famous fowler. There- were pike,
too, in these lakes.
And, too, bis traps. The sable, fox,
marten, even wildcats, that he over
came! Very seldom was he obliged to
actually labor as did his neighbors. He
enjoyed life. He was 47 years old,
straight as a pine, tough and wiry as
a deer sinew. His llttlo cabin, his
guns, traps, fishing tackle and nddle
comprised his possessions. If the
neighbors liked to farm, let them farm.
"Mais oul," said Pierre.,"! caro non."
Canaille they were, according to him,
with an indescribably expressive shrug
of the shoulders. But first and fore
most of his troasures more than all
else to this lone man was Ccloste
"ma chere Celeste."
She, was brown and burnished as nn
autumn oak leaf In the sunlight. Quick
and graceful In her movements, daring
and light-hearted, singing quaint bits
of Provencal love lilts that Pierre had
taught nor, keeping tho cabin floor
swept of every scrap of dirt, decking
herself with bright feathers and beau
tiful skins, 'half savage and yet all
woman. And as fiery-hearted as Papa
Piorre. To say that, the farmer boys of
the vicinity wero crazy over Celeste Is
simply putting it mildly. No one could
sing and danco like Celeste. And
Pierre ground his teeth and made fran
't!c Gaelic gesticulations at the mere'
thought of anyone of them capturing
Chief among Celeste's admirers were
Alonzo Edwards, the oldest son of the
richest man In the region round about
But he was so evidently in love that
Celeste played with his passion with
true French coquetry. Day In and day
out ho sought her wherever she ap
poared at the dances or at her father's
cabin. Pierre looked on, sometimes
amused, sometimes glowering. One
night after Edwards had put on his
snow shoes and gone down the moun
tuln Pierre put his 'hands ou Celeste's
shoulders, looked deeply and steadily
into her eyes, md said, questlonlngly:
"Vou love 'him?"
The girl smiled, half thoughtfully:
"Not yet," she said. Plerro shrugged
"N'Importc," was his only reply.
One summer day Celeste started for
Hearcamp pond to fish for perch and
plckerol. Sho saddled her father's
bony old Kosenante and In about an
hour's ride reached tho pond. Dark
hemlocks and epruco grow to the wa
ter's edgo on most of the shores and
Osslpec's colossal shadow swept over
the emerald waters. Cardinal flowers
flashed up among tho gray bowlders at
the pond's edge llko flashes of fire. All
among tho Illy pods lie great spotless
water lilies, and beyond stood Red
Hill's steep battlements.
Tho girl tied the ancient steed to a
hemlock trco and getting Into a rude
bateau paddled out into deep water.
Hero she 3topped, and taking some an
gleworms from a birch bark box filled
with moist earth, which sho had
brought along, baited two hooks at
tached to coarso-spun linen threads
and dropped them overboard, holding
a line In each hand. Very soon a
sharp lug at one line was followed by
her lifting in a lusty porch weighing
about half a pound. Presently another
hlto came, and then another. Sho had
.found a school of theso fast-bltlng, vo
racious fish, and in a llttlo whllo sho
had over sixty of thorn.
Then she stopped fishing for porch
and rowing the batoau over to where
a little stream flowed into tho pond
she halted again. Horo she took two
larger hooks and stouter lines, fastened
to polos, and baiting thoso hooks with
fresh-piece of "perch meat, began to
fish for plckerol, or pike, as Pierre
called them. It was a long time be
tweon bites, but Colesto was patient
and skillful, and In about two hours
sho had secured seven lino flsh, tho
largest wolghlng oor six pounds.
Rowing tho bateau back to tho land
ing place, she was astonished to find a
man awaiting her thoro. Ho had evi
dently boon fishing for pike, and with
signal succojb. A largo string of them
lay nt his feet. His horso stood a llt
tlo way from Plorro's beast, cropping
nt tho branches of the trco to which
it had been tied.
Tho young fellow lifted r. rough cap
politely and said: "I have como to fish
here from tho Parrnndln farm. May 1
not nsslfit madomolsello?" The men
tion of tho only other French resident
of tho settlement was a fortunate thing
for him, and very soon the two were
talking vorp rapidly and eagerly to
gether. Ho helped her string her fish
and mount the steed nnclcnt of the
house of Chenaud, nnd rode by her sldo
till their pathways separated. Fergus
6on asked her as she ambled awny If
sho fished often at tho Hearcamp wa
ters and Celeste smiled and said
Occasionally they met nftcr this, and
Colesto found that Fergusson spoke
French qulto well. Ho soon drifted to
Pierre's cabin, where he was received
with lll-dlsgulsed hospitality by Plerro.
Hut his knowledge of Pierre's native
tongue, his gifts as a fiddler, his skill
as a hunter and fisher slowly crept fn
to tho heart of the recluse and warmed
it. A homely man was Fergusson, ex
cept for his eyes, and a gayer man had
not yet lived.
He was a roamor, a3 ho told tho
Frenchman, yet a rich one. And what
gavo Pierre's best confidence to him,
nnd what piqued Celeste most bitterly,
wns that Fergusson did not bow be
fore her as tho rest of mauklnd. True,
he taught her the waltz step and
danced It with her to the agony of her
swains, but as these rudo suitors saw
his apparently absolute IndlfTerenco to
her they took heart of grace.
Seemingly he wus happiest when' In
tho woods or by the lnkes and strcaniB
with Pierre. Always the pleasant word
It was with tho Scotchman, the ready
wit, tho calm displacement of self
when any of her beaux came while he
was at the cabin. And florce and furi
ous camo Alonzo Edwards, anxious at
once about tho newcomer, but first
awed oy his education and knowledge
nnd next gladdened by the open re
linquishment of the girl to her ador
ers by tho smiling Fergusson.
So tho summer shone out In suc
cessive sunJlt days, and September
brought a darker gleam to tho waters
and a more glorious blue to the skies.
Tho barberry bushes along the old
stone walls throw out a maze of bright
colors, and gray squirrels and chip
munks ran along these samo stony
onrrlers. on tho hillsides tho wood
chucks, grave as wooden Hindu dei
ties, looked raotlonlcBsly Into the
brown landscape. Only the ccdnrc and
pines kept their dark green shr.dos and
the cardinals and lilies had vanished.
With fall enmo moro of n stir at
Pierre's cabin; tho overhauling of
snowshocs, tho hunts for ruffed grouse,
tho. minding or tho traps, the gathorlng
of firewood for tho winter. Fergusson
had gone away for a month nnd it
Ecemed to Celeste that never had time
been so heavy on her hands. At first
she hud chidden her importuuato lov
ers sharply, but of a sudden she seemed
to recollect herself nnd resumed, out
wardly at least, her old-time .manner
with them. To Pierre, apparently, tho
Scotcnman's departure mattered not a
whit. Tho coming season of adven
ture was to him the primal thought
und prlmato pleasure.
At last, on tho evening of n wonder
ful October day, aB Celeste stood at the
door of the cabin looking down the
mountain she saw Fergusson approach
ing. A great and unconquerable Joy
leaped to, her heart at sight of his
strong-knit figure and resolute Htrlde.
ne was different from tho rest, but ho
should nover know. If, indeed, ho did
not already know, If ho hud not futh-
omed It all with thoso gray eyc3.
"Well, then, nftcr all," as sho said
to herself, "let It be as Papa Pierre so
often said, N'Importc."
Their former guest brought Plerro
great store of tobneco nnd what ho.
PUrro, had often longed for, a masslvo
steel bt'artrnp. Aud for Celeste noth
ing that is, nt first it seemed so, but
in the light of tho great fireplace tho
same evening he had brought out for
her n groat marvol whlch he said,
wns an opal. It was a ring, of which
sho hnd seen perhaps one or two, but
only tho plain gold article. Here, now,
was this wonderful pebble, smooth und
creamy, which under tho blaze gave
back so many beautiful lights. Fiery
glowing depths that sparkled and glint
ed but which nt dawn wero hardly even
hinted at In tho recesses of the stone.
Like Fcrgusson's face, the girl thought,
palo and Improsslvo whon Bho searched
Its outlines In repose, but when tho
fire of expression camo Into his eyes,
all color nnd light seemed to leap from
Piorre glowered at the ring at first,
but the soothing aroma of t,ho tobacco
brought iilm, softened his suspicions,
"A stone, ti bauble, Eh! blon! N'lra
porte." And ho smoked on. A fing
mont of hard plno above tho knotted
back-log fell forward Into tho flames
and blazed' up whore Celeste stretched
her hand toward the blaze. Tho opal
throw off Us nnswering sparks. "Kh!
blon! a pretty stone!" That was nil.
Long trips were now taken and much
game takeu. Tho larder wns well
stocked, nnd tho sweet, Bharp notes of
tho fiddle danced In and out among tho
flying shadows en tho broad granite
And now Alonzo Edwnrds camo dnlly
to tho cabin, and at last brought 'lils
father, who talked long and enrnestly
with Papa Pierre, smoothing his pride
by praising Colesto, and urging his
consent to a marriage. Neither of the
farmer squires doubted that the un
willingness of tho gill herself was co
quetry, and tho younger doomed him
self the favored of her swains. Tho
fiddling Scotchman! It never entered
his head that Ferguson might ho u
Plerro swore ferociously in French
at tho situation. "Theso Edwards', Mon
Dion'.' "Hero, Celeste, what you say,
eh!" (Ferguson looked nt the girl as
If his oyes could find her very heart's
thought. Sho shrugged her shoulders
and left tho room. Plorro muttered
"dlnblol dam, dam," nnd struck his
open palm ngatnst the door. And then
he looked op.co keenly, sen re hi ugly, nt
Ferguson. Tho hitter's face was as ex
pressionless nB a grnnlto bowlder.
The next day Pierre set out to look
after his traps and Ferguson stayed at
Iho cabin to mnko a pair of snowshocs,
ho said. The hearth was light with
great logs, nnd Celeste's ring, which she
wore only before her father and the
Scotsman, sparkled on her linger. She
sat on one of tho heavy splint-bottom
chairs and watched the progress of the
work. Finally Ferguson throw down
the stilps of deer hide nnd said: "You
aro not golug to marry this Edwards,
"Why not, monsieur? replied the
girl, proudly, though with her checks
nblnzo at the question.
"Because I say not, CcleMe," he an
swered. "What right you " the girl brok
enly cried; then with a splendid cour
ago she laughed, looked him full In the
face, shrugged her shoulders, and
mockingly repeated Pierre's old re
maik, "Eh! Bleu! N'Importc."
Ferguson took one step across the
hearth and caught her to him.
She struggled at first, but enmo to
the knowlcdgo of his adoration or her
in an amazed joy.
"Wo will go down to the vlllago to
morrow afternoon, Celeste, get mar
ried and come back and surprise Papa
Pierre in tho evening. You shall take
your place as my wife In tho city and
wo will live in tho woods here half the
year with Pierre."
Tho girl's heart was well-nigh break
ing with sheer happiness. The long
night seemed to her ns a kind mother,
shading with Us dusky pnlm the one
light of her life from a too blinding
In tho morning a strange warmth
was In tho air. An uncanny mildness
for that time of year. And Pierre
shook ihls grizzled head. "Storm, 1
think," he said. He nnd Ferguson went
to the traps together, shot a brace of
ruffled grouse and returned for dinner.
After dinner Ferguson and Celeste
went down the mountain side together,
tho light of what had happened ntlll
radiant on tho girl's face.
"How warm It is," she said.
"I'm afraid thero is going to be a
storm," said her companion. At tho
village they met tho minister, who wos
a white-haired, kindly old man, and
were man and wire ere tho girl could
realize what had happened.
As they crossed the log bridge over
one of tho mountain streams the sky,
which had been of a dark green color,
turned suddenly light, then to an inky
black. A hollow, roaring sound camo
over tho mountain and the storm was
upon them. Ferguson caught his wlfo
by the wrist and darted under the
bridge nnd into a hollow under the
embankment, a space amply sufficient
to shelter half a dozen people. A wild
gust scattered water into their retreat
and another volleying roll of crackling
winds swept uway the log bridge llko
a heap of straw. For hours, ns It
Boemed to them, the flerco storm raged
or wind and elecrlclty, and arterwnrd
a heavy rain fell. They remained In
the hollow until daybreak, and -then,-heavy-hearted
with forebodings of dis
aster, they hurried on to tho fort nt
Passaconnaway. A perfectly appalling
sight conrronted them here. Vast pineB
uprooted nnd flung nsidc llko wheat
stalks by the cradlor's motion. Hnm.
locks, hardy and tall, prone on tho
rocky soil, stripped and scourged by
the tornado's might. The very grounC
Itsoir scooped and gullied by the cleav
ing Bharo or tho lndomitnblo winds.
Higher nnd higher they crept, nnd nt
last, arter many hours, as It seemed, or
tolling through barriers ot tanglod
limbs nnd tree trunks, they camo to tho
spot where the evening before hnd been
tho llttlo homo or Papa Pierre. Aud
under a vnst chaos or uprooted pines
and hemlocks, burled in nn interlocked
mnss or gigantic timber, hidden from
sight by tho roots or century-old for
est altars, Ii rested.
Tho darkness hud circled, noised, do-
fccondod. Tho wild winds had sprung
out rrom tho hollows or heaven, nnd,
gathering strength ub a rolling snow
ball gathers weight and solidity, they
had fallen upon tho trembling land.
Sphered In electric currents, they had
torn up, ns with a mighty hnnd, tho
rock-rooted and majestic trees ' and
hurled them mlsslle-llko through tho
thunderous spaces of tho night.
And, battered and bombarded by
theso resistless messengers, blotted out
by a myriad flight of huge timbers,
thick as tho arrow flight of tho English
archera at Creasy and Polctlers, tho
Frenchman's cabin lay. Ernest Mc
Uaffoy In Chicago Chronicle
Orders have been given tho engineer
lug department of tho Illinois Central
road to prepare plans for the construc
tion of an elevator of 1,500,000 bushels'
capacity at Harahan yards near New
Orleans and for tho building nt
wharves and docks which aro In contemplation.
Uellnda wni.tho amuteat, eat
That svf you (Hit aee,
One day Uelliultt met a rnt
Quito twlco ns bl flb she.
Now, what nre you to do
When u rnt'H nu bin us you?
llrlliula said: "I'm not afraid
or iuiv rat nllvc.
1 0 swallow any rat Unit' made.
Ur two. or four, or tlvo."
Now, how could )u) ilo th.tt
Hucli u very llttlo .cut?
Tlie rnt replied: "I never know
A eat un bruvo ns I.
Uut iii for uuclt ii cut uw you,
I II mnko you tuto pie."
JJId you ever goo n rat
JJIne ou a juiusy cut?
'IJ'ii'ii mM: "Superior cats
think Unhung only fun.
Just cull ii lot of oilier tain;
1 II ent them every one."
Now, don't you think tliut tlutt
Wus a most euiiniguoiiH cut?
'X)!nl .!"i:r rat jolllca "V ll, "Kh!.
lUr. little, uliort und lull,
iiru. brown una brindled, bluek and
Uelltula ata tlicm nil!
io you wonder bow t know?
llcltud.i told mo ho!
For Bouse and cawn.
Shadow UufT. A white sheet without
patches or tears Is hung against the
parlor wall, und near this, ou ti low
seat, Is tho victim of the umuscmont,
who, whllo hu Is not blindfolded, nev
ertheless Is knowu as "Dun"," and is
supposed to bo u Btupld fellow. While
his eyes may bo wldo open, he Is
bound by several penalties to look only
toward tho Hheet, and under no clr
cumstunces to turn his head. On tho
table a llttlo dlstunco behind "Bluff"
Is pluced a lighted Inmp, tho most pow
erful available, all other lights being
extinguished. Tho mombers of tho
company now pass in Hue behind
"Buff," but between him and tho lamp
so thut their shadows may bo cust on
"Buft" must carefully Inspect a pass
ing shadow and call it by namo of the
person who Is casting It. Men may
change hats or coats, muy stick papor
beards to their faces, or In other wuys
chan go tholr outlines so that a decep
tive show will appear on tho sheoL
Women aro allowed to conceal their
hulr under a mascultno hat or to other
wise change their appearances, all with
a view ot muklng things unpleasant
for tho perplexed "Buff."
Grimacing is permissible and tho
manufacturer of shadows may stoop
or walk on tiptoe It ho chooses. When
"Buff" guesses correctly ho is allowed
to becoma a shadow, und tho person
whoso nnniu ho has guessed takes his
place on the seat and becomes a sor
Game of Feathers. Tho players ure
seated In a clrclo with their chairs
close together. Tho leador any one
may lead takes a plcco of gooso or
swan down and blows It toward the
celling. Tho members of tho company
aro supposed to keep the feather in
tho air by blowing on it, and the one
who allows It to (all must pay a for
feit. Tho excitement produced by this
simple gamo must bo experienced to
Dutch Band. Tho "Dutch band" Is
an amusing gnmo. Tho players sit or
stand nround in n clrclo nnd tho lead
er assigns tho Instruments to them.
"Mrs. Smith, you aro playing a slide
trombone," ho will say. Or, perhaps:
"Mr. Jones, you will please pound tho
bass drum, nnd, mind you, hit It hard."
It must not bo supposed that tho lead
er really hands' out Instruments to tho
players. Should ho do so there would
bo no fun nothing but bnd music. The
Instruments aro wholly imaginary and
the noises that aro mado In Imitation
of tholr tones are created by the mouth.
For Instance, a bass drummer must
pound violently ut his imaginary drum
und at tho same time utter "pum!
"pum!" at tho top ot his voice.
There aro complications to the game,
too. The leader sets the pace. With
out warning he will strike up somo
well known tune and the others must
folldw'ns soon as -they can pick It up.
Tho leader is permitted to change the
tuno us often us ho pleases and ho Is
not required to give any notice to his
When a playor makes a mistake and
keeps on playing tho old tune ho is
obliged to becomo the leader.
Jack's Alive is another merry game.
To play it all you need is a stick ot
some soft wood and a fire. For the fire
un alcohol lamp or gas stovo will
serve, as no one Is advised to build a
blaze in the grate theso days. The
gamo is delightfully simple Tako tho
stick of wood and place it in tho II ro
till oiio end is charred and burning.
When tho stick Is woll charred blow
out tho flro und leave tho spark that
will remain to smolder. Tho "players
aro seated in a clrclo and "Jack" Is
passed among them. "Jack" Is a ten
der young thing, and for fear ho will
dlo on their hands' tho players aro all
anxious to got rid ot him. They pass
him rapidly from ono to nnothor, with
each pass remarking: "Jack's ullvo."
When the last spark disappears "Jack"
Is no longer alive, and tho laws of tho
gamo then aro applied to punish tho
person who allowed poor llttlo "Jack"
Just what tho ponaltlcs shall be is
determined by the members or tho
company at the beginning.
Hunting tho Ring. Procure a good
sized ring, or for lack or such a thing
a key will do. Either ring or koy must
bo ot a slzo thut will permit of it be
ing easily hidden in tho palm of tho
hand. Through the ring or koy must
bo threaded a plcco of string, four or
flvo yards in length, the ends being
joined so as to form an endloss band.
Tlie company sits or stands in a clrclo,
tho cord passing through tho closed
hands ot each player except tho one
who is "out." Tho key circulates from
ono o the other, nnd "Out," who is
standing within Iho circle, does his
best In an.attompt lilntcrceptit in Its
travels. Whon a key is used a daring
playor will sometimes harass "Out" by
whistling into Its imrrel when "Out's"
back Is turned. Then If "Out" Is
quick enough ho wilt wheel on his
heels nnd seize tho key, when there
becomes another "Out," nud tho origi
nal victim Is allowed to tnke a sont
and Join In the gnmo na n trouble
niakor. There Is another form of this game
In which tho endless cord Is dispensed
with. Each player In this caso grasps
with his loft hand tho right wrist oi
tho plnycr sitting next to him. though
ho lightly as to allow free uso ot the
arm, and then the hands nro set In
motion, swinging backwnrd nnd for
ward. Under cover of tho motion tho
koy or ring Is passed, nnd "Out" must
Hud It If ho can.
Hod linen promises to become a very
Chiffon volllngH, somewhat heavy
nnd of striking color nro extremely
popular for hat trimmings. Bright
blues, pinks, whlto nnd black aro used,
and somo moro novel nro of several
colors. They nro laid carelessly over
the other trimmings on tho hat.
Ono of tho lntost fads in ornament
ing tho largo lloxlblo trimmed leghorn
hats Is to set a hugo bunch ot flowers
close to tho odgo of tho brim In front,
so that tho weight bears down tho
brim at that point. Tho back of tho
hat Is finished with a bow of black
Unique as garnitures to nud n finish
ing touch to simple thin muslin gowns
are rosettes of baby ribbon matching
tho color of tho gown nnd combined In
innumerable loops with black velvet
ribbon or tho samo width.
A Kansas womnn has astonished her
neighbors nnd relatives by doing fine
lnundry work and 1b making a groat
bucccss of hor buslnoss. Last year sho
laundered 3,000 curtalnB. Curtains are
sont to her from nil over tho state. In
addition to laundering curtains sho
washes old laces, ccntorplccos, dollies
nnd lunch cloths In countless numbors.
With a short skirt you havo to be
more than over particular about such
details as boots or shoes and stockings.
Tho country cousin should always be
neat before anything else, for what is
seemingly n trifle in itself, such as a
badly adjusted band, a soiled collar or
down-at-heel shoes, means utter ruin
to tho fresh appoaranco which Is really
more essential In tho country than In
It Is extraordinary how we havo ban
ished tho tight bodlco from tho lint of
fashionable garments. A tow seasons
ago our "best" frocks were somewhat
painful to wonr, but now wo can don
them with a feeling of unbounded Joy
and satisfaction. For our bodices are
cut In blouso form that is to say,
they have a lining, but It Is a soft ono
nnd almost freo rrom bones, and the
outer fabric rails In loose, becoming
rolds, whllo tho vest Is sure to bo ot
lace or somo transparent materia!
which Is cool and comfortable as well
For tired rcot put a handful of com
mon salt Into four quarts ot hot water.
Placo tho feet In tho water whllo It is
as hot as can ho borne. Then rub the
foot dry with a rough towel.
Tho best kind of a laundry apron Is
made of rubber cloth or ot blue or
brown denim. The former Is to bo pre
ferred, because It protects tho dress tho
best against a wetting. Some ono sug
gested n desirable out-of-door wrap
for the houseworker not long ago, to
bo made large and looso in Jacket
ahapo, with vqry big alcoves and a
hood attached. This can bo slipped
over tho dress when there are windows
to wash, clothes to bo hung on the
lino or any other out-of-door service
to bo dono In cool or chilly woather.
If tho Juice of a lemon or any acid
fruit has takeu tho color from gown
or apron, it may bo restored by touch
ing tho spot with household ammonia.
If soda or tho llko has caused the samo
trouble, touch with vinegar nud all
will bo well.
Tho following is a simplo but effect
ive manner of cooling water or wlno:
Tako a bottlo filled with wlno or wator,
wrap It In a pieco of cloth very wet and
hung tho covered bottlo In a draft. It
will bo found that tho liquid in tho
bottle will bo reduced to a temperature
much below that of tho surrounding
air, having given oft its heat to tho
vapor formed by tho evaporation of
tho water In the cloth.
Aimtrlriii rumoloElcal Nuelctjr.
Tho twenty-seventh biennial hOBslou
of the American Pomologlcal Society
will bo hold In Buffalo, New York.
September 12 and 13. The program for
tho meeting has been arranged with a
view to presorving sufficient time for
tho discussion of several Interesting
topics of great practical importance to
frult-growcrB. It Is nt tho samo tlmo
rich lu subjects of Interest to pomo
loglcal specialists and amateurs. Tho
meeting therefore promises to be ono
of exceptional pleasure and profit to
all persons interested In frult3 and
their culture who cun bo present nt tho
sessions, All such persons aro cord hil
ly Invited to ntteud nnd participate
In the discussions, as well us to Join
tho society, either as llfo or biennial
membors, For program address the
aecretnry, Wm. A. Taylor, CG Q street,
Northeast, Washington, D. C.
There Is an element of success In
every man, but ho seldom gets It lu
operation until some smart woman be
giuc6 to trend en his heels.
Senator vest's Crlbuu.
Ono of tho most eloquont tributes
over paid to the dog wns delivered by
Sonntor Vest of Missouri, somo years
ngo. It has boon thus recorded by tho
Nashvlllo Amerlcun: Ho was attend
ing court in a country town, nnd whllo
waiting for tho trial of n enso in which,
ho wns Interested wns urged by tho at
torneys in a dog caso to holp thorn.'
Voluminous evidence was Introduced
to Bhow Hint tho dofondant had shot
tho dog In malice, while other ovldonco
went to show that tho dog had attack
ed defendant. Vest took no part In tho
trial and wub not disposed to speak.
Tho attorneys, howover, urged him to
spunk. Being thus urged ho nroao,
scanned the fnco of each Juryman for
a moment, and said:
"Ooiillemen of tho Jury: Tho best
friend n man has lu tho world may
turn ngalnst him nnd becomo his en
emy. Ills son or daughter that ho linn
reared with loving care may prove un
grateful. Thoso who nro ncorest nnd
dearest to us. those whom wo trtist
with our happiness and our good name,
may becomo trnltors to their fnlth.
Tho money that a man hati ho may
lose, it files away from him, perliaps
when ho needs It most. A man's repu
tation may ho sacrificed in a moment
of ill-considered action. Tho people
who nre prono to fall on tholr knee-i
lo do us honor when success Is with un
may bo tho first to throw tho stone or
mallco whon failure sottlos Its cloud
upon our heads. Tho ono nbsolutoly
unsolflah friend that innn can havo lu
this solflsh world, the ono thut novor
deserts him, tho ouo that never proves
ungrateful or treacherous, In his dog.
A man's dog stands by him lu prosper
ity and in povorty, in health and in
filckncss. Ho will sloop on the rold
ground, where tho wintry winds blow
mm tho snow drives fiercely, If only lin
may bo near his master's aide. Ho will
kins the hand that has no food to off or;
he will lick tho wounds and sores that
como In encounter with the roughness
of the world. Ho guards the sleep of
his pauper master as it 'he wero a
prluce. When all other friends deBort
he remnlns. When rlcjica take wings
and reputation falls to pieces he is us
constant In his love as the sun lu Its
Journeys through tho heavens. It for
tuno drives tho master forth nn outcast
In tho world, (ricndloss and homeleHs,
the faithful dog asks no higher privil
ege than that of accompanying him,
to guard ngalnst danger, to fight
against his enemies. And when ,11m
last scene ot nil comes, . and death
takes tho master in its embrace, and
his body is laid away in the cold
ground, no matter if all other friends
pursuo their way, there by the grave
Bide will tho noble dog be found, his
head between his paws, his eyes sad,
but open in alert watchfulness, faith
ful and true oven In death."
Then Vest sat down. Ho had spoken
In n low volco, without a gesture. Ho
made no reference to tho evidence or
tho merits of the case. WJicn he fin
ished Judge und jury were wiping tholr
eyes. Tho Jury filed out but soon en
tered with a verdict of ?500 for tho
plaintiff, whoso dog was shot; nnd It
was said that some of tho jurors want
ed to hang tho defendant.
Hard Tlmei In Japan.
According to figures compiled by
tho Treasury Bureau of Statistics tho
total exports ot tho United States to
Japan during tho nlno months ot tho
present fiscal year are nearly two
million dollars in excess ot tho cor
responding months ot the fiscal year
189'J, notwithstanding tho fact that
Japan that year laid In such a large
surplus of cotton that her Importa
tions In that lino since have been
greatly reduced. The Swiss consul
general at Yokohama, who has Just
sent out a report on the commerco ot
Japan, says that owing to recont
political troubles and scarcity of
inonoy, Japan's foreign trade for 1900
shows a considerable falling oft. Many
hanks have suspended and Japanese
merchants unablo to find a market for
Imported, goods havo been forced to
break their contracts on such orders.
It Is sold that ordered goods to tho
value of 120,000,000 have been refused
by Japanese merchants and manufac
turers. Tho total value of the foreign
trado in 1900 was 1243,701,000, an In
crease of 127,000,000 over tho figures
ot 1899. This Incrcaso is duo chiefly
to the extraordinary demand tor rails
and other Iron products, woolen cloths,
sugar and petroleum. Tho exports
show a decreaso of $5,500,000,
Animal Mutt Work.
When you soo tho animals In the
park menageries pacing back and
forth restlessly lu their cages do not
tako It for granted that tho creatures
aro unhappy or even discontented. It
may bo that the lion, or the tiger, or
tho polar bear that moves about with
apparently ceaseless activity is only
taking his dally exercise, without
which he would pluo and dlo soon.
Whon tho wild creatures are In their
native jungles thoy nro kept pretty
busy hunting food. Thus each day
thoy walk many miles, perhaps. In
their narrow cages In tho parks thoy
aro plentifully supplied with food, but
tholr brawny bodies still demand a
great amount ot cxorclso. Mile utter
mllo Is paced oft dally by the uneasy
creatures. Usually they move with u
long, swinging stride, but when moal
tlmo comes around then tho step
quickens until, when the keeper ap
pears with his baskets ot meat, the
tigers aud lions and other unimals
leap against tholr bars and growl aud
whine and lash their tails. In fact,
thoy act like great hungry boys do
ufter a long day's tramp it they flpd
that supper is late.
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