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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 6, 1901)
fiiCKMllmic Knr tlin l'liilhii Tuitrhm
wf llm AriUllit If omr.
Hngu Krwii Ik most iiojmlur lu the
cnuico wore. TIiIh ware must not ho
confused with Wcdgowood. ns If In
not English at nil, unit In contradic
tion Is known ns cameo wnre.
A. now hIiiih, low, shallow ami de
cidedly graceful, Is observed among
tha nuwcst linger howN The now
cuttings In these urn very liniiclsaiiic
Others. Inlaid with gold are (tilto
ultrnetlVer rift, and' still others show
delicately tinted grren or rose color.
Hut reality pure while glass Is In hett
tnsto for tabln ware.
' Among the latest showings of Hock
"wood, Just returned from tho Paris
Exposition, a nasturtium and a chrjp.
ttnthumuiu pattern am particularly
striking. A lipped pitcher design not
unllko an Oriental vn tor-hot tlo In
shape. Is nio.a graceful among the
With pottery of all nations one Is be
wildered to keep track of each style.
'I'll!? notch Is possibly I lie most fundi
lar. nWm'Iio Swedish la making Its
way Into popular favor. The effcrl.,
o(lorlug3 and designs uni quite, clmr
HcScrlstic and Just what one would
suppose would conic from that north
Lacquered metal, for instance, brass
iiiiidlcsticks laciiuered to inuko them
easy to care for, lit (li.sdaiurd by ar
tistic house furnlHhcr.s. Tho duller
I ho brass tho better liked, only never
Cut gist's handles with atlver blades,
whllu'stlll-sccu,' uru'iiotriicnrly-so i:-w
or fuvorcd as a season or two ago.
A quaint Jug-llko iihupe Is a featuie
of many of the latest pitchers. This
effect 1h largely produced by the size
and eliupe of tho handles.
So-called Poinpelhin copper and
' bronze howls aro fashions latest fancy
for flower holders. Their odd shapes
aro modeled after thr antique.
The majority of tho newest and
smartest pieces or rid glass ttro n
much lower than the. shapes formerly
used ns ulmoKl to seem squatty. This
Is .particularly notlccublo in the mueh
sltotlcncd stems of goblits, compote
Prtilt El8cult MI:: togolhci-' l wo cups
of Hour, one-third tcaspoouful of salt,
three tablespoons of butter, creamed,
add to Hour and mix well; add one-
balC cup sugar and two-thirds, cup of
milk, with two well beaten eggs uilxotl
in It; udd ono cup of currants or
raisins. Drop from spoon and bake
on greased pans In good oven about
inn:inn"Ct'9niu Cunlnrd -Ono pint
of milk,, or.u cup sugar, two eggs.
When cold, add one pint of eream and
six liananns cut hi slices (r.dd a little
lemon juice, If tho bananas lael;
llavor), sugar to taste, l'ut lu a
rreeKer aud pack with leu nud salt.
When the cream is fro7.cn remove
dnsher. Stir well nud pack down In
bottom of can. Let It Maud an hour
ut least, to ripen.
Splco Drops Cream ouu-half cup of
butter ami one cup of molasses, one
half cup of sweet milk, tho yolks of
ihree eggs ami threo cupfuls of Hour lu
whldi,lian,lcuu. sifted .tbive tenspoonr
fuls of .baking powder. Add u salt
spoonful of ground nutmeg, cloves aud
cinnamon, and llavor with the grated
rind of a leuiou. Drop in small i-ioon-fuls
ou a. tli lined with buttered paper.
Hako lu a "quick" oven.
Berry Mulllus-MIx two cups of
sifted Hour, one-half teaspoon salt
and two rounded teaspoons baking
powder. Cream one-quarter cup. but
ter with one-half cup sugar, add well
beaten yollc of egg, ono cup milk, the
Hour and tho whltn of an egg benten
stiff; stlr lu carefully ono heuplug cup
blueberries, wnleh hnvo been picked
over, rinsed, dried and rolled in Jlour.
Kako lu muttiu pans twenty minutes.
To&nto Ice Salad-Put it quart can
of tomatoes hi a saucepan over the
tiro with lmlf an onion, a slice '
grccu pepper, If convenient, threo
olovcs. two bay leaves, a sprig of
parsley, a tenKpoonful of sugar, and
pepper ami suit to taste. Cook until
the onion Is tender, about ton minutes,
reraovo from (ho lire, press through
a sieve lino enough to retain the seeds.
,Wucu cold freexo an wator-lco nud
mould, a mclou mould Is very pretty
for It; pack lu salt nud Ico in the usual
way; turn It out In a nest of crisp
young lettuce nud servo with a may
onnaise dressing lu a saucebout.
BURIED BY TVO HUSBANDS., .
lUmarUMilr CaRtttn KhUinl V.crnllril Ity
Our In Amrrlcn.
Apropos 'of the lelt-arkiiblo Instant o
of conjugal devotion which has re
cently been displayed by Mr. Gannon,
of Cincinnati, lu bringing his wife's
body rtoni America to her imL'vo
place In this cuuuPy for Interment.
Hays Hip London (ilobe, It Is lutoros
lug to itienll a somewhat similar, but.
ovou more roiuautle story which Is
i (corded cf Lord Dalutuiiy, eldest son
of .Tames, second Karl of Hoebcry.
This yotiug iiobleuutu. who died lu
J7SR, met In London some yeii"j provl
ous to his thntli a lady with whom he
fell violently In love ami whom he
persuaded to marry him. The mar
riage, though concealed from tho rela
tives on both sides, proved to be mi
extremely happy one, tho pair living
together hi the greatest harmony until
the lady was overtaken by a mortal
Illness. When insured that she was
dying she timed for n pencil and paper
and wrote tho following message: "I
am the wife of the Itev. Mr. (.'ouch,
rector of Thorpe, In risscx. My
maiden name was C. Camion, and my
last request v to be burled nt Thorpe.",
lu what efceumutouces she had de
serted her husband does not appear,
but Lord Dalmeny protested that he
knew nothing of her former marriage,
and Immediately set about fulfilling
lf'ef last wishes, lie had tho body em
balmed and ndosed in a chest, and
thou, under the assumed name of
Williams, he brought It to England,
landing ut Colchester lfii the chest
was suspected by the customs house
ofllcors of containing smuggled goods
and was opened by them, to tho great
distress of Ire lieYfaved husband,' who
grew alnioHt distracted under the
darker suspicious which arose when
Its real contents were revealed.
However, after iiiutiile dltllculty, he
succeeded In (onveylng tho body to
Thorpe, and when it had been placed
in the church ou an open bier, took his
scat beside It, evidently absorbed In
grief, the scene having reminded u
bystander of "Homeo uiul Juliet." At
length he gave u full explanation of
tho circumstances of his marriage,
and Mr. (lough was sent for to come
and hlenll'y his wife, which the latter
gentleman did without u moment's
hesitation. 1 ho meeting bolweeu tlic
iiortow-strleken young and the Indig
nant husband was described as n most
inovlu"g"imi bltt neither seemed' In-"
dined to waive his right to the other,
though of the two Lord Dalmeny was
tho most anxious to do honor to the
deerased. Ue had a splendid ciillln
made for her. ami followed her body
to Thorpe, where ho was met by Mr.
(.'ough, and In their presenee'the burial
was performed with all due solemnity;
thus probably furnishing the only In
stance ou rccoul of u woman being
attended to- her grave by two hus
bands at Mm same time. Immediately
after the ceiemony Lord Dalmeny left
for London, apparently Inconsolable at
Ids loss. In the peerage he Is de
scribed as unman led.
Miiunfiiitttirliii; Artillctiil Nlllc.
Artllleial silk can bo made out or
glue, thus demonstrating that our an
cestors were not so foolish and Ignor
ant as wo like to think. So far as we
can Judge there was no reason why
they should not have mado the pro
verb read: "You can't make a silk
purse out of n cow's heel." Hut they
didn't siy that. They u.icd another
simile. They wero smart enough. Af
ter taking all the trouble to make a
proverb they did not propose to have
uelenro get ilia laugh on them by mak
ing sill: out of cows' hoofs and horns.
The gelatine Is dissolved in water to
tho proper consistency, dyed aud
forced through' tiuy glass 'tubes ns
with the cellulose silk. It Is leally au
animal product like the silkworm silk,
but the manufacturers have not yet
been iihlc to gut the appliances for
wntcr-prootliig the thread with the
vapor of formaline that the silkworm
has which secretes the same drug for
the sa mo purpose. Also. It is quite
dlllleult to dry the thread quickly 0:1
tho carrying belts, for ydu can easily
sco that they cannot bo made very
long. I suppose every ouo that reads
this will Instantly think It would be
easy to dry the threads If the mom
wero made warm, but, unfortunately,
warm til and moisture together luiv
the property of making the glue softer.
Another dltllculty Is that the silk niu.st
bo dyed before it Is spun, and as gela
tine has a way of not being thu same
shade for the same quality of sticki
ness, It Is pretty hard to toll what
color you will get till It Is dry. If the
spun tlueads aro soaked in the dye
pot the HtulV thinks that.ths Is a new,
-..ay of making wine Jelly, aud makes
all possible hnsle to change itself from
dress goods into dessert. HUH, It
liinke.s u very pretty silk if you don't
wear It out In a rainstorm. Alnslee's
An Old Ijiml Cirnnl.
.1. II. Illnkenian brought to the .Tour
mil otllco a '.and grant to property lu
what was formerly Vlrg'.nla. The
deed is signed by (lovernor Patrick
Henry at ltlehuiond ou the 24th day
of April, 1T8U, nud printed on sheep
sklu. The laud cons'sts of U30 acres,
and Is now located on Hack Creek,
Carrard County, six miles from Lan
caster. Mr. ltlakcmnu go.1 the deed
from John Saunders, who lives in
Garrard. Mr. Baunders married a
great-grnudaughter of Klljnli Walker,
to whom the deed was assigned, und
who was thu grandfather of Mn. J. II.
Itlakemau. Tho deed la yellw with
age nud the writing barely eligible
Jessamine (Ky.) Journal.
'I'lm lUt-cullon tif Ilia Vcui'll.
The lute Huron Faber, tho pencil
manufacturer, once said of tho ,irticle
that had made him rich: 'it has done
more execution, sluce It came into
use, than thu sword, while who can
enumerate the IIucib It has written;'"
ANEAIITH WORM'S VALUE
'TURNS MJP THE SOIL AND THUS
HELPS VECETATION ALONG.
Tin) Tlilnk It l drrnlcil I'nr'ilir I'urltc
tilnr l'littiiiKf of IImII. lilil llirrr Aro
Olhrr t I'Imv iih lluimrlnnt. I'ltrt
In Itir WtirlilV lllklnrju
After a spring rain hundred'' of
earthworms crawl across the pave
ments and through tho lawn grass.
Then they arc mo"! conspicuous.,. but
they may he found nny time by dig
ging liilo (he ground. They nre na
ture's lowliest gardeners, and perforin
a tremendous amount of work In the
wmhl. Hoys think them created for
the particular purposes of ball. It
was owing to a boy's forgotten Jar of
squirming worms that his family be
came Inteicstcd In the creature", and
the boy himself snys Hint he now feels
like taking off his hat to every earth
worm that wrlgglctt out of his way.
A two-quurl glass fruit Jar was
neatly filled with earthworms and
earth from the back yard. The cflrth
was (here to keep the worms coinfort
nble uuill lishlng itliuc. Company
came into the household, however,
and the boy was not iM-rmltted to go
lishlng. and as thu cook was preparing
vegetables for dinner he threw onion
chips and scraps of cabbage Into the.
receptacle as food for the worms.
They did not appear distressed about
(heir captivity, und began to make
themselves ut home In their new sur
roundings. Hotli cabbage nud onion
were devoured, and the long slimy
creatures set about making burrows
which could be quite plainly traced
through the glass.
When the boy look tiie Jar on Ills
Worm hunt it contained about two
Inches of white snud belonging to the
canary birds, lie had neglected to
throw this uwuy, nud black mold and
worms were placed on top. The cook
set the Jar ou the window sill among
her plants', and. as u matter of conve
nience, put dried leaves' and twigs
from the llmver pots Inlo It. Tin;
worms set to work to keep their small
domain l.i order. Hurrows ran from
top to bottom. The white snud from
the bottom veined tho soil to the sur
face. Twigs and leaves were gunwed
Into pieces and dragged to the depths.
Koine small chicken Ikjiics tin own to
thoworuiH werv buried.- '
A mouth passed before the boy was
Invited lo go llshlug, aud by that time
he could not be Induced to part with
his Jar of industrious workers. He
watched other. in the garden, sat
down beside their burrows at the edge
of the park walks and made up his
mind that they were too useful to kill.
Something else must be found for INli
halt. Ills grandfather tried to con
vince him that serving as ilh ball may
have been one of the uses for which
these worms were created, but the boy
Kvcn superficial study proves that
worms have played au Important part
in the world's history. They turn qvor
the entire surface of vegetable mold
on the earlh every few years. Their
burrows are made lu two ways, either
by tunneling and picsslng the earth
close to the sides of the tunnel or by
swallowing the earth, literally eating
their way downward, sometimes to n
depth of eight 'feel. They devour-the
earth for tiie food It contains, casting
oft' Hie sandy particles upon the sur
face. Farmers themselves are unaware of
the aid given them by earthworms,
which keep the soil lu constant move
ment. Half-decayed leaves are di
gested by them or are dragged Into
tlieir nuirows below the surrace In
great, quantities. Different strata of
soil several feet down are carried up
ward. Old burrows are constantly
collapsing nud new ones being made,
the earth Is sifted and exposed lo the
action or the air.
Hones of animals, dead Insects, shells
of laud mollusks, lenves nud twigs are
burled beneath the castings. They
prepare the ground for the growth of
llbroiib-rootcd-plnuts und for seedlings
of all kinds by their method of gar
dening. Darwin says that tho earth
was plowed by Ummu long hereto the
plow was Invented by man.
Though the lowliest order of ani
mals aud poorly provided wltli sense
organs, they are able to distinguish
between light and darkness, are deaf,
but have n feeble sense of smell; are
sensitive lu heat and cold and vibra
tions, nud show n dcgieu or tnste by
selecting favorite kinds, of leaves Tor
food and i ejecting others.
About the mouths of their tunnels
or burrows., they heap .llUle-plles of
tiny stones. A boy scattered the
btones to a shot I distance and was In
terested to see the worms crawl i ut
aud carry them back, one by cue.
They enjoy lying near the ri.rface, and
owing to this pleasure robins and
other birds acquainted with the little
heap of stones or the leaf-plugged en
trances know Just where to plunge
their bills Into thu ground to pull up
a fat, wriggling worm. Thousands of
earthworms meet their death In this
Their industry i not conllued ta
turning over the soil nud beiief-lnc
the farmer. Some of tho ancient mon
oliths that have ljr.rn overthrown were
probably mulct mined by worms. Intensive-
riiliia liavo lv.cn burled by
earthworms undermining tin- founda
tions. Oca eludcra und Hum spread
over ileitis have been carried below
grouud n u short space jf time. A
German scientist estimates that "n or
dinary Held eontnhiH sihnnt .Vi.Ttii
worms to the acre.
Measurements taken near Nice. In
France, show that fourteen tons of
soil are annually brought to the sur
face of u slugle neve of land by tlieso
allent workers. In the chalk district
of Inland the average win, elghteeu
tons to the acre, nud on an old. well
rolled, grass-grown terrace, slxteeu
tous. The Ilomnii city of I'dsonlum,
Hoaiilleu Abbey nud various other
ruins, lu Kugtnud have .been buried,
'through this agency alone. The worms
hud their 'ny through cracks lu con
crete, disintegrating II, tmcl have been
known lo destroy both "bricks nud
tiles. While they are responsible for
landslides, they also heap ridges which
aie the beginnings of ledges on Hie
Darwin's volume ou "The Forma
tion of Vegetable Mold" Is devoid to
lite work nud private character of
these modest members of creation.
Any boy or girl may Hud out the same
facts by Inducing colony of earth
worms to make n home In u glass fruit
Jar. They will plow. dig. bury aud
carry to the surface nny leaves, twigs
nud bits of gravel given them.- Chi
The noise mado by the burglar In the
Ferguson pantry, slight ns It was, dls
turbed the light sleeper lu the bed
loom not far tiway, and the midnight
marauder was surprised u moment
later to llud himself covered with a
big, Revolver, lu the bauds of n, deter
mined looking man in u long, while
"I hain't done uotliln' but eat a few
cold victuals, mister," stammered the
"I see," sternly tepllcd I'corgc Fer
guson, "you hnvo been eatlug the re
mains of n strawberry shortcake my
wife mndu for dinner last night. Do
you know what I'm going to do with
"Turn nu! over to the police, 1
s'pose," gasped the helpless thief.
"Worse, than, that-." snld-Fergusons
with a ferocious grin. "I'm golug to
make you cut u quart of health food.
It's a now kind my wife heard of and
fixed tit for us yesterday, and It's
pretty dry eating, lint you'll eat every
particle or It or I'll bore six holes
through you. There It Is, lu that big
bowl. Turn yourself loose ou It!"
With grim determination the Indig
nant hou.-eholder stood over him till It
was liulshcd, after which he picked
up thu luckless scnundtcl. who had
fallen exhausted to the i'oor. aud
threw him out of the open pantry win
dow. "It may kill him." soliloquised Mr.
Ferguson somewhat leutorsefnlly, ns
he crnwlcd.back into bed, wltbaut jllsv
turbine tins 'rest of the family, "but a
niau who breaks Into another man'
house takes his life lu his bauds any
way." Chicago Tribune.
I'ccullarlttes iif Koine City HlrrcU.
Pennsylvania nvenue. Washington.
Is said to bo- the longest street In the
world, extending, ns It does, for sev
enteen and one-half miles. The
shortest street Is the Hue Hie. Paris,
which Is thirty feet long. I la van a
has the narrowest street lu the world
In the Via Sol. which Is only three and
a half feet wide. Main b'treet, Denver,
Is believed to be the highest street nud
Main street, Georgetown, Dcmcrnra,
the lowest street. Tho most crowded
street Is probably tho Una do Ouvldor,
III Illo do Janeiro. 'Ibis narrow thor
oughfare is as crowded at all times as
Nassau street in the busiest portion
of the day, mid no animal or wheeled
vehicle Is allowed to enter It. It Is
lined with house.! painted .white, blue,
pink, yellow und other colors, ami
opening off the street aro thu shops of
the dealers In diamonds aud other
precious stones, tho workers In silver
and gold and the beautiful shops of the
feather workers, who manufacture the
most exquisite feather flowers und
For crooked streets It would bo hnrd
to llnd ono to bent Pearl street, which
beginning at State street, which prac
tically Is Hrcndway, wanders aimless
ly nlMMtt the .ower portion of the city,
lo end again In Hroadway. New Yoik
L.'iroy In ttitt United Htnlen.
Investigation has been going on at
Washington for several mouths, with
a view to learning tho extent of leprosy
'In ols country. It reVeJls that thcie
aro ebout 27i cases lu the United
, States. It Is thought probable that the
real number may be nearer a thou
sand. Seventy-tour of the known
case-) are In New Orleans, ehlclly
.into ir the Italian population. There
tire twenty-three lu Minnesota, mostly
Scandinavians In the rural settle
ments. There nre fifteen cnsci in
North and two In South Dakota.
Chicago bus tlvo eases r.nd New York
six. It is noteworthy that nearly all
Hie reported victims seem to ba for
eigners. Tho Scandinavians seem
peculiarly susceptible. tTJiey eltbe.r
had it when they landed lu America
or contracted It shortly afterward.
Kvery one of the cases In the Dakot.-"
and Minnesota la located In the coins
fry, In localities rather remote oven
from small towns. The dlseUse neems
to be spreading most tapldly In Louisi
ana, and for several y-ar.s thero has
been r.u agitation thero in favor of
ctllclrul supervision and control of nil
leprous luitleiits, either by the Sta'.o
or by he geueral Government.
iUavvl III Own Vanrrat Or.iliati.
A few wceks.ngo at n meeting of Iho
Agricultural Society of tho Depart
ment of thu Pas-dc-CahilH, France, ouo
of the members was astounded to hear
his own funeral oration pronounced by
"M. le President'" he exclaimed,
starting to his feet, "I beg your paid
on, but I think there Is tome mlF-':e.
I am the dead man!"
When the roars of laughter Hint fol
lowed this unnouneeiueiu had sub
sided Hie President, with many npolo
gles. explained Hint tho uilstako had
arisen through tho iiuuual teport of
their proceedings that had been for
warded M thu man having, through
sonle error of the postoillce, bceu re
lumed with the wcr.l "Deceased"
marked on It
SWIFT INDIAN RUNNERS
A CURIOUS RACE BY THE STRANCE
TAURI MAURI TRIBE.
It W JUO MUrAou. tiiuMncltlriilnlly,
til" Itncnr TliiVn U'omleii Ilnll llr-
fore Tlinn liy .Mubiih .if Their Tiwiu-
Thrlr Nwirinrf HiirprUltic
, Most tourists In Mexico see little or
the strange Taurl Mauri Indians,
writes the Chihuahua corrcsnondent
of the New York Sim.,.Tht"flrstTnnrl'i
stnurl w saw wus a mull carrier
among the sun Lorenzo Mountains
about li( miles south of Chihuahua.
Tljls Indian makes two round trips
over u distance of elghty-llvo tulles
Iwlce it week, making u total of some
.".Id miles u week ou foot. Several
times, when the Government had rea
sons for rushing nmlltt to their destina
tion, be made even Ihree round trips
In seven and n half days. The route
loads from Gttarlehte to San Jose Us
Ion Crues over its rugged n mountain
trail as over tried a mountaineer's
Tho Indian mall carrier was bare-
consisting or about three ynrds or
narrow cloth woven out of goat's
hair. On his back was a infill sack,
that, with Its contents, weighed forty
pounds. This wns supported by a
strap across his forehead and another
across his chesf. Uc came trottlulg
down the hill smoking u cigarette nud
moving ns easily tlnd gracefully ns f
Just starting out, Instead of bnvlug
some twenty miles nlrccdy to hlu
credit Hint morning.
Ah he reached tlu level ground In
the-' vnlley he dioppciU'n. ball nboiit
the size of a baseball on tho ground,
and. catching It deftly on his tot,
gave It u throw forward and raced
after It with the rqiccd of n deer,
picking It up on his toes aud throw
ing It forward again without in the
least, so far as wo could see, checking
his sjM'ed. As he oiertook us the ball
was placed In his nrniplt, und be
trotted along by the side of the ntule.i.
chnttliig quite sociably.
The Taurl Mauri Indian carries ono
of these wooden balls with him every
where, tucked under the armpits until
he is in a hurry; then it is thrown
forward, and nway the owner rushed
after It. It Is lher way of kecplug lu
.1 ruining-for wdl the time, ond of hur
rying themselves over the ground.
It Is always tlrown from the toes,
and never from the baud.
Thcie nre some -115.000 Tnurl Mauri
Indians In Mexico. Twice every sum
mer they meet fo.' n sort of tourna
ment. It is n custom centuries old.
"t was tho writer's good fortune to .x
present at one of these iKrlodlcal as
semiilles among the San Iorcn.os,
about twenty miles southwest from
The Taurl Lrnurls nre long-limbed
aud slender, giving the impression of
belng.ovcr thu average height. Thero
Is scarcely any muscle on their puny
arms, but their chcstii arc deep, and
their backs brotid, nud their limbs as
trim and muscular as a groyhor.mVa
They look as If created for speed.
The great contest of the tournament
was u race. The wagers of the rlvnl
towns were plhd up In the centre cf
the plaza, nud consisted of strips of
goat's-hair cloth, bows, arrows,
sandals, goats chickens, nnd sheep,
with two wooden plows for high
prlzea; but thefo were thrown far In
the shade when tioino Aincticnn visit
ors added n cSpfnl of copper cohw.
a gaudy lithograph, and a water color
painting or n enisti surrounded with
llowers. Such prizes had never heen
offered In the 'memory of ilia oldest
Inhabitant, and the runners swore
thnt'lfdiouJJ lu the "race of their
In the nficrr.iG'.i they ns!:ed us to
look over thu course. To our as
tonishment we found that it was
twelve miles long and that thu circuit
was to be made ten times. A royal
race, ludced, or V2tt miles. The race
was to be run lu the night nud cow
cludiul in the cool of the next arter
noon. About live o'clock In His afternoon
everything was ready. Ten athletes
stood on the right side of the plaza
nud ten ou tin; left. To ench side
one wooden lmjl was allotted. The
racers were diessed In native trunks
of goat's hair cloth, and many of these
wero discarded before the race was
At the word both of the balls were
thrown forward nud the twenty
bounded forward at n cpecd that it
would tits a bicyclist to keep up with.
We thought that such a buret of.bpoed
would soon tire them out, but It was
meant only for the start of threo
uillea straight away ncross the valley.
Heforo reaching the other side of tho
course the runners tiagnn cutting off
the corners nud mohig ahead on the
oval course so as to receive ami curry
on the ballof thelrpar.y. Thebnllwas
pitched forward by thu foot of the
Hist one nnd thut side to tench It, and
If a rival could reach It first It was
thrown back on the course, 'ilie pur
pose was to git the ball around the
nreserllied course, no matter how. so
long' as It was touched onlyi by -the,-
fet of the players, to toucn ti wim
the hand was to lose all betB.
Tripping, erowdlnr, nnd nil tho
tough work of football players were
permitted to prevent an opponent from
reaching or throwing tho ball. Hun
tiers tvero permitted to cut across the
valley at a Jog trot, and so be ready to
receive thu ball as It enmo along and
then spurt with it. Umpires and
Judges were stationed all over Hie
toute to seo that the ball was kept
along tho designated tract. Hy seven
o'clock the moon came up and tho
valley wus nearly uh light ns day
Yells as fierce as nny thnt greet an
audience at Yale or lliuvutd greeted
the broiuso Htagg or Glauchlocblc is
he hurled the wooden sphere through
the plnzo, 100 feel ahead or the ball
from Zapur, ou the first. trip around,,
The race went on nil nlgbl. Fnr Inlo
the nftcruoon they tan. but in n little
less than font teen bouts the balls bad
made the prescribed number of trip'i
around the valley and four ruuiiers
ou one side and tlirca on the oilier
wero coming at the top of then- speed
over the Inst thteo miles or grassy
Inwus toward Hie gon'. A line was
drawn in tho dtis across the street
atillie edgc'of the plawiand Hie'crowd
gathered back, awaiting the victor.-. .
As they rushed toward us It was
Impossible to say which would win.
Hut as one t miner from each side
reached the balls one failed to cateli
Hie ball of h'ls side fairly on his font
while going nl full speed nnd hi
throw was weak; the other, catching
the ball fnltly. gave :t great bound
and, twisting his led as If It were
mi arm, hurled tiie ball fair and
square over the line and over our
How the trowd yelled, ami how we
yelled with them, nnd how the icck
Ing visitors were praised and p"ftcd
iuvthey sat down to divide" finds
winnings! Soon after n course of Y
nbout teu miles was laid out around
the town nnd n race was run by the
girls of the two pueblos. Like the r
brothers, they had only tiie blue s'.:r
oer them nnd about thrc yards of
cloth nnd the Ilcpublle of Mexico
around thehi; but how they did nt.1.
nnd how they set the bid' rplnntn?!
The bronze Dianas of Gurchiochle
won. thereby softeuiiij, tlw defeat of
tlieir dusky brotherF.
a AilyrrtUJnir a-Toll'ir.
A remarkable perrouage made hU
appearance down lu the iiuaucial (lis - -4
trlct of New York City recently. jIc
l:i still golug the rounds of tiie town.
He Is a singularly good-looking, wed
built man of thirty, with a muooui.
well-shaven face and a smiling pan
or brown eyis. lie walks Into jour
otllee nud waits for you to look up
from your dork and say "Well":" He
smiles pie santly at you, and iinjuii ?:
"How do you like this suit':'
You look ut the su::, r.nu yon iter
eelve that It Is an admirable specimen
of the sartorial art cloth of lino tex
ture, cut tip-top, Ut iier.ect. Hut you
can't sec tho point, of course, of tlu
query 6f this total r.trntiger lo ;o'.t.
'The suit's nil right." you ptobaliiy
reply. "Hut what of It?"
Nothing, except that it cost me only
twenty dollars, and I had it made at
Shear's," the muu icplle.s, in the most
polite bort of way. i.t the same time
handing you one of Shear's busings
cards; and then, with a most graceful
bow, he pusses out, leaving you tu u
natural state of wonder. The scheme
Is said to have paid Shear which, of
course, is not his name so well that '
be bus quadrupled thu size or Ins
tailoring plant. Washington Star.
Why l'cojilci Are I.laltlo to C!i1k. it
IJealdcs general weaknihs, two
things make people liable lo colds:
One, any chronic Irritation of mucous
membranes; the o.hcr, hick of lone .u
the tissues covering Hie body. Thu
latter Is the most fiequeut source of
colds. If people lulled and rubbed
briskly oftuer than they do (lieu;
would be no need of weal itig so much
clothing to keep them w.:rm. The
glow of hpnlthy skin olrcMlatton in
warmer aud more proieoilve than thu
thickest of woolen garments w..eii
heavy woolens, by Irritating the In,
make the went or still mete susceptible-
to cold. Tho akin is k.q.t In ;i -
state of Irritation that serloiuly Inter
feres with the deliinto mechanism .C
Its blood nipply. Consider how Instan
taneous Is u lilusli. null icaVzcHiK
perfection of this uie?banisiu lit
The best protection against colds In
the ordinarily healthy Individual Is
the dally bath in cool, not cold, water,
followed by a brisk nibbing Hint tells
by Hie pleasurable glow pioduced how
welcome It Is to every little nrrvc
the skin. New Yotk Journal.
Most Vuluatilo IMninotxW.
There Is no little tlctlpu about the v
famous diamonds of the world, nud
their value Is largely llcHtlous. They
am few in number, cannot be repro
duced, are everywhere highly prized
and can le bought only by the very
wealthy. The Prince Edward of Yori:
diamond, saki to have been bought by
a New York firm for $100,000. in
thirteenth In the list of large diamonds
given me by an Importer. There nre a.
dozea different lists. If wo may be
pVyo, wha!svtold with straight faces,
the largest of all tho diamonds In ex
istence Is the Hracanza. Its welgLt
being no less than 11180 carats. It
Is uncut, aud Its value Is actually ret
down at S201,U.'0,000! It la now
among the crown Jewels of Portugal.
It Is thought that this diamond, wnicii
Is the oizc of a hen's egg, Is tu reallt.
a white topaz. New York Press.
ICxtraorillnary Value tu .lowoti-.
It lo it mlstaku to suppose that tho
diamond s tho most precious of all
stones. A fine ruby of ono carat 's
worth fK10, a sapphire $'.90 and i
diamond $150. At '?tG0 a' curat Vh.
Urnganza would bo worth only 2o2,
000, but the ratio of increase, lu value
Is very great per curat ns the stones
grow larger. Tho Prince Edward of (
York, weighing sixty nnd one-fourth
carats, would be worth, at $ir it
carnt, only $0037.50. But Iho .pr.'c
actually pain was Sir.25 a carat. At
the same price the Htaguuzn would bo
worth only 2,CU2,000. Hut with tho
mngnltlcent slzu of this stouo Hie ratio
Increases to "jpl7!".00l a carat. New "
A successful KnnsiiH farmer do
dares that hu feeds nothing to his
fattening hogs but ear-coru nud cold
vvnfor nnil 4lmt Iwt flminn lltn fm..llrii.4'
I floor after every meal.
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