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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 9, 1902)
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The number of who,, maintained by
tit' sultan of Turkey Is otltnafl n't
letwcett 'MO anil loo Tin's.' v,os ato
.akon from tho prominent fntnllliM of
ho umpire, ami tho position is much
.fcught after, as It enables tho htililor
. o exorcise a powerful Inllueuce In bo
lalf of her relatives ami friends. When
A TnrkUli Girl or (limit l-illj.
a rich pasha wants to soeiro uio favor
of tho sultan be offers him one of bis
daughters with a suitable dowry as a
wife, and If she la accepted It is a
sign of friendliness at) well as a intuit
ol distinction. When the governor of
the Circassians' province, which is
said to have the most beautiful women
in Turkey, wishes to please his Im
perial master be will send liliu a
ajiandsomu young wife as a gift, or
when any of his subordinates discov
er a young woman of remarkable at
tractions they secure her tor tho
The ladles of the harem are called
sultanas. They cutT n- slacs. and
the younger become the seivants of
the elder nnd attend upon them until
they are promoted. If the sultan takes
a fancy to any one of bis wives her
fortune Is made, for she is rapidly
promoted, her allowance for dresses
and Jewels Is increased, and If she
becomes a mother she can live apart
from the rest, as becomes a princess.
Ta1I children born in the harem, wheth
er of free women or sIuum, are le
gitimate and of equal lineage and may
Inherit the throne if they ever be
come tho bead of the family, for, ac
cording to custom, the succession Is
vested In the oldest male of tho royal
family, whether be he son. brother or
cousin of the reigning soveielgn.
Ladles of the Imperial harem almost
without exception wear Kuropean
dress. Only tho most recent uitIwiIh,
girls who come lrom the Interior of
the country, retain tli n.Uhe cos
tume. The ladles have French maids
land order their gowns and bats in
Purls, i:cry now and then a French
modiste or milliner an Ives In Con
stantinople with samples to the In
spection of tho sultanas from whom
she receives very largo and liberal or-
dors. Although they aro seldom seen
by men, tho Inmates or th harem
have all tho feminine Instincts and
thero Is a great deal of rivalry
among thorn. We saw one of the sul
tan's favorlto wlvos and her daughter
driving tho other day. accompanied
H by a negro ouniich and a military es
cort, writes William K. Curtis in the
Chicago Kccord-Ilerald. Thoy wero
dressed llko any other ladles, but
wero elosoly veiled so that their fea
tures could not bo distinguished.
Tho uparttnents of the harem arc
equipped with European furniture.
Meals aro sorvnd in European stylo
and tho cooks are French. The French
language is spoken generally among
the sultanas nnd they read French
novels. Turkish customs are almost
' obsolete. Tho traditional harem In
which houris sit around upon silk
rugs with tholr legs crossed and
Play guitars and eat sweetineats ex
ists onJy In tho Imagination. Tho
womoii i llvo just like any other royal
family, except that thoy are not al
lowed to rccelvo company or enter so
ciety, and when they leave tho palaco
tnoy must wear heavy veils.
Tho mosque of Omayade Is ono of
the largest In tho world Imlnu about
' BOO foot long and 350 foet broad, and
opens Into a vast quadrangle with In
numerable columns, Snracenlr arches
uud curious structures of tho oriental
, Hi top
r aia anoaa:ini)inBinnaani
Llvos of Luxury Led d
by (ho Fivvorilcs of
the Present Ruler
type One. called ' tho Pome of tin-Wat-r
Spout." couth th" fountain at
which the fnlthr.il perform their ablu
tions before cntoilng die sanctuary
Another, called "the Dome of the
Treasure," is a pei fei t Corinthian
structure for llbiary purposes, and it
Is said to be occupied with a large col
lection of sacred books and records
centuries old; but no Chtistlan Is ul
lowed to Inspect them.
The mostiue Is divided Into three
uNlos by rows of columns whiih ex
tend the whole of Its vast length. The
columns are twenty four feet high,
of the choicest tumble, with beautiful
ly caied Coilnthhin capitals. The
material of the walls Is various col
ored marbles from the llnest quarries
of the ancient wot Id. and the tipper
part of the walls, and the dome are eu
rlcbed with tiles and mosaics. It is
said that 1.200 artists wore engaged
tor thirty years In the decoration. In
the center of the mosque lour mas
sive pillars suppoit a dome 120 fc"t
high and 100 feet In eiicumference,
whose surface Is embellished with mo
saics and frescoes formed of texts
from the Koran In the beautiful call
graphy which the Arabs delight to
display. The marble Moor Is covered
with nigs of the rarest texture. The
pulpit Is of alabaster and tne fictwork
of Its sides represents the highest
skill of oriental artists. Tho "mu
l:am" or shrlno In tho center Is an
I'nwirllii of tho Kiill-tn' Hirom.
o.xcpiisltc pleeo of brass and tile work,
lloth the metal and poicelnlu are said
to be iiiiBiirpahsed.
i:iuiriii'iiM Imuranr" l'lj;iirf-.
Few p"ople have any Idea of the
rn.irnilt of the insurance business of
the I'nlted .States. It not only exceeds
that of any other country, but is twice
as great as that of all the test of the
world combined. At the prebPtit time
there Is in the I'lilted .S:ite; about
112,000.000.000 of II. e 'li: inilU'o III
force. Ini hiding as'-osnvr.t business
This means over $100 foi ery man.
woman and child in the (Oiintry, or
AT TIIK MOMjUl-
$S00 for even family The annual risk?
wiltten by tho tire Insurance compa
nies aro estimated at $20,000,000,000.
which is $2."i0 per capita, or $1,250 per
family. Thus it will be seen that ev
ery family In tho country, on an aver
age, has Insurance assets of over 52,
000. Opt (leutluniiin ICnair Muukltiil,
Attoiney-General Knox says that
when bo left college and went home
with his diploma he was tho proudest
young man In the land. 1Mb lather,
a country banker, looked over the di
ploma and said: "Young man, If you
know half as much when you are CO
vmn olil aa von tntnk you know now
you will be the brainiest man this
world has ever produced."
rnwilc Hiircrnt' Rlao.
Frntid Sargent, who has been ap.
pointed commissioner general of Im
migration by the president, hold, as bis
first position with a railroad company,
that of enclno wiper at Phoonlx, Ariz.
A great many men who express n
willingness to dio for tho old Hag nl
ways let their wives carry In the coal.
Figures aro naturally truthful, but
unscrupulous statisticians often lead
HOME AND Jb'ASHLONS.
SOME OF THE LATEST DECREES OF
Vnr nnil t.o'iiliui Driiwii on fur Snj;
guttlon iM to Mjlcd- -I'mrli llroulni;
In t'opiiturltr tllntn on (MiniMlng
Colon for llfiian nnl Mllltnnry.
1 melon Moilr.
Magnolia, gardenia, lotus and or
chid hues ate among the modish color
Inge, and gray and lettuce green prom
ise to be a fashionable combination
The old-fashioned long cartings are
being utilized ;u ornaments on the
front of the bodice.
I'ur stokM aie being replaced by
btoles of feathers, uoipie'ii feathers,
brilliant peacock bteants or soft, tiny
Certain well-known society women
have a pirtty conceit of always wear
lug some pattlcular blossom througb
out the j ear. AdiUd to this. It Is a pat
fancy to loop In ribbons or silver cords
with the (lowers.
(Jray suede kid forms vests and plas
trons, trimmed with silver braid and
Silver buttons, both dull and pollsh
fd. are gieall lu vogue, and are used
on every sort of garment, from velvet
Kloral decoiatlons have been stead
ily gaining lu favor for dinner and ball
The tops of tortoise shell combs are
fanned of a ttellls work of llowers, the
blossoms composed of Irregularly
shaped peat Is, while the leaves are of
gold tinted with green.
Ilaroiiue pearls are used to form the
petals of chrysanthemums, roses and
daisies which ornament Urn tops of
Foliage Is very popular for the trim
ming of evening bodices and dance
frocks. A garniture of silvered red
and brown leaxcs appears on a white
satin and chiffon blouse.
Tbero Is un Inclination to abandon
veils on very dressy occasions.
U'blxHM on I.lnerrlis
No dainty piece of llngcrlo Is com
plete these dajs without Its ribbon llu-
Ish at the neck and s.-covcif and here
nnd there for trimming, whether in
rosettes or rows of rlbbon-rlm bead
ing. This season will be no cxccptlou.
Model for Hprlnfir Ciown.
Gown of lightweight cloth trimmed
with stitched straps of tbo samo ma
terial. The front of the bodice Is cut
out, showing underneath tho straps a
blouse chemisette of panno. Tho gir
dle Is of taffeta to match tho cloth.
1 lio h'uahlun In Coranta ,
There Is only ono thing which has
a tendency toward following strictly a
set fashion of tho moment ami this Is
tho corset. Women aro still elongat
ing tholr waists in front and short
ening their backs out of all proportion.
To go to oxtremea of this sort Is very
foolish, but out of evil comes tlila
much good, that never wero corsets
leas Injurious or more hygienic; tlwy
LATEST FROM PARIS.
fM (If pt
somewhat resemble a very vld belt,
with enormous gores on the hips, it
1.4 wise to enroiiruge a lissome move
ment and to give freedom lo the lilpi
so Ionic confined by whalebone. The
corset should not be a tlff aimor lu
which to Incase one. but ti protection
against the hundred and one strings
which aie consldeied mmsnry In the
comenllonnl f.'inlnlne garb of to-day.
A pel feet cot set, for a good llgure. Is
ns small iu possible. Chicago Dally
riirjr r.K'nlns XVnlal,
1'venlng blouse of ellow panne,
tilmmcd with black clot and
stitched bands of tho panne. It fastens
lu front under a band or guipure In
sertion, In which black vehet rlhlmu
Is run. The shoulder collnr Is of gui
pure, bordered with a plaiting of
moussellne do sole. Neucste Hlouaen.
lllnln on Vlioojlnc Colnra.
The color of the eyes should deter
mine the choice of the dress and mll
Inery. The blonde may wear pure white
with advantage, but the biunetto near
ly always looks better In cream
colored fabrics. This ought to be moie
Drown eyes and a blown dress go
Dluc-eyed girls should wear blue
as often as possible.
Tbo tan shades nre not suitable for
Hlack satin Intensifies lound shoul
ders, sayn Homo Chat.
A small toque Is excessively unbe
coming above n large, round face.
Dull black Is the best choice for a
falr-halred woman, while n brunctta
must order something brilliantly black
If she really wishes to look her best.
Tucks nnd stripes running down
ward become tho Juno type of woman;
but tho thin, angular beauty should
have tho stripes and tucks running
lound bpr dress, and she will be
surprised to find how much her ap
pearance will bo Improved.
The crazo for Irish crochet nhates
not one jot. It Is now used with the
greatest effect on tbo softest crepe de
chine evening dresses. A mixture of
this gulpurc-llko lace with fine fab
rics sounds Incongruous, but Incongru
ity Is often effective when treated with
skill and worn with discretion. The
woman who possesses a certain amount
of Individual style can wear practi
cally anything nnd yet not look outre.
An Arllitlc Iilrii.
It Is quite tho fashion now to havo
photographs of the various apartments
lu one's home, and tho shops arc
showing nlhums mado simply of dark
paper tied together with a silken cord
and hacked by chamois leaves. One of
theso sent abroad recently for an Has
ter gift had the first bars of "Homo,
Sweet Home," etched on tho brown
l'lnlU on Crroa Cluirin.
Shingles, deep circular plaits, iro
having a certnln vogue. It Is a pretty
way of making up a crepo or mousse
lino do sole. A gown of thin material
In palo yellow, mnde up In this way
with the rows of shingles forming the
bodlm and entire skirt, hns tho bottom
of tho skirt trimmed with set-In dia
monds of ecru laco
iAVAUEMY IN THE PHILIPPINES
i Jloro HUM unit ll" ,or ll'
Kfl sI.hm lUlli'f.
There Is a fpecles of Individual
mong the Motos of the Sulu Islanils
ailed .lurainentado (sworn) that can
ItMiMiint an Ap.u-be. These Moron be
lieve that one who kills a Christian
ncrcascs bis chance of a good time In
,1m world lo come. The more Chtlst
miiH be has killed, the brighter his
nospect for the future; and If one Is
"ortunale enough to be himself killed
v;hllo killing Cluistlans. he Is nt once
transported to the seuuith heaven.
From time to time one of lliotu wea
ries of this life, and being desirous of
taking the shortest and unrest road
to glory, be bathes in a sacred spring,
iiinvou off bis fvebrowH. tlrcsfics In
white, and presents himself beforo n
pnudltii to take a solemn oath (Jura
mental) that ho will die killing the
nemles of the faithful. Hiding u lulu
or barong about his person, or In
Hiuiethlng that be canlcs, be weeks
the nearest Christian town, and, It be
can gain udmlsslon, imatchos bis
weapon fiom Its concealment, and
runs unuiik. slaying every living be
ing In bis path, until he Is llnally des
patched bltmeir. So long un tho
breath of life remains In him be tights
on. Often when being bayoneted be
will seize the baircl of u rlllo and push
the bayonet anther Into himself. In
order to luing the soldier at tho other
end of the piece within striking dis
tance, and cut hi in down. The num
ber of lives taken by somo of theso
mad fanatics Is sometimes almost In
credible. Ho Is eventually killed liltn
soir, and his relatives havo a celebra
tion when the news of bis death
teaches them. They always Insist that
liibt as night is coming on they nco
him riding by on a white horse, bound
'or the abode of the blessed.
Hiiliirrlntlnn I'ulil to Mnri-li 2003.
The HuntsvUlc (Mo.) Herald, whose
plant was burned the other day, saya:
'And old subscriber to the Herald, and
11 dear friend of ours who Is all wool
and a yard wide, baa handed us $100
on subscription to the Herald, saying;
'Tako It; 1 glvo It freely. It will ns
slst you In paying for your new plant.'
Well, it filled our heart so full of joy
that it was several minutes, It seemed,
beforo we could suy, 'Thank you.' This
$100 pays our good friend's subscrip
tion to March 14, 2002. We do not ex
pect to live that long, of course,
neither does our friend, but tho Her
Kuann II. Anthony Writing u UKIory.
For many years Susan D. Anthony
has been collecting material for and
planning an exhaustive history of the
woman suffrago movement In this
country. Sho Is now at her homo In
Jlochester. N. Y., writing tho history.
She has not appeared on tho public
platform for a year nnd seldom goes
out. wishing to reserve all her strength
for the conclusion of this work, ex
pecting to make It a monument to tho
cause In which sho has mado such a
long and valiant fight.
Mnka n ('natty lti'Tiirngr,
Congressman Howersock of Kansas
urges people to adopt a milk diet, now
that all kinds of meat havo gono up
In price. "I pasture three or four
Jersey cows on my place," ho says,
"and one way and another 1 think
their milk costs me about ?2 a gallon,
but I also think it's worth tho money.
1 went out to Senntor Stewart's dairy
farm near Washington a few days ago
and It surely Is the finest placo of tho
kind I over saw."
Ilraln XV n I'll itnjcrapliy.
Telepathic photography Is the latest
fad of the novelty-seeking elite of
Purls. Hy It photographs aro taken of
thought, of brain waves, of tho absent
and of the dead. Tho high priest of
the new photography Is Dr. Daruduc.
In order to photograph tho absent or
dead it Is necessary for tho subject to
concentrato his thought very Intonsoly
upon the Individual to bo photograph
ed. Tho greater tho Intensity, tho
clearer will bo the photograph. Tho
I'nprehblon is conveyed to tho pinto
not by materialistic means, but by
Intense thought, und tho exteriorized
idate must bo highly sensitive.
DAUGHTER OF THE CONFEDERACY
If Is ti Honor li t'nanlniiHiftlr Arronlait
to SIli I.'irjr llllt.
The Rreiit riicccbs of the leunlon of
the Confederate VeteraitB at Dallas,
Texas, was due lu no small degree to
the active work of MIjs Lucy Hill,
spoiifcor-in chief of tbo reunion. Mis
f USA bwi 2
Mint I.ury ! Illll.
Hill received marked attention from
the veterans, many of whom had
fought under hnr father, Gen. A. 1
HIM. and under her uncles, Gen. Har.il
W. Duke of Louisville, and Gen. John
Miss Hill, who Is considered ono ot
tbo handHomest women In the south,
has been called tho Daughter ot the
Confederacy since the death ot Wlnnlo
Davis, tho daughter of President Jef
ferson Davis. Her friends clalmcl
that as Miss Hill Is tho only living
daughter of a general born within the
Confederate Hues, while tho war was
In progress, she should benr the dis
tinction so long held by Mls3 Davis.
The old veterans made much of her
during tho reunion and she received
their homage with ull tho grace of a
Miss Hill's father was killed in a
charge on the last day of the war.
She was born at the front, her mother
having left the battlelleld two hours
beforo her birth, returning a fortnight
later only to find her husband bad
been killed. Gen. Robert K. Leo per
sonally recovered tho body of Gen.
Hill, had It laid In an ambulance, and
sat beside It with Mrs. Hill and her
little baby daughter. '
REOOVERED AN IMMENSE FORTUNE
HoiT Tlicoilnrn 11, I'rlca I'liUnl ntiuielf
Out of llm Mirn of Debt.
Two years ago the brokerage firm
of Price, McCormlck & Co., ot Now
Theodora If. I'rlo.
Yotk, failed with liabilities ot $12,000.
000. Tho firm speculated In cotton
and for ten years Theodore Price, tho
senior member, had been regarded as
nu expert, but in the winter of 1000
his judgment proved disastrous, and
after tho assignee had succeeded lu
making satisfactory bottlcments all
around, Price had an Indebtedness ot
$.'1,000,000 staling him lu tho face.
That would havo crushed some,
men; not so Price. In a quiet way ho
resumed operations. Last September
bo began to figure what tho cotton
crop would be. Ho secured complete
reports from all the counties of tho
I'nlted States In which cotton is
grown nnd his estimate at the time
was that tho crop would not exceed
10,000,000 bales. Then ho formed a
syndicate to buy cotton and slnco Sep
tember the syndicate has mado sonm
big purchases. Tho prlco hns steadily
advanced, tho ofllclul report from the
Agricultural Department at Washing
ton has conllrmcd Price's estimates
and tho syndicate has mado enormous
profits. Mr. Prlco himself Is said to
have realized from $1,000,000 to $3,
000,000, nearly all of which ho has do
voted to tho' settlement of his old
A Ilojal Itftuy Story.
Tho king or Italy has a kindly hu
mor, accotdlng to the Court Ulcular
and Court News.
An old, superannuated servant sont
In u petition for a pension, and ad
dressed It to tho Princess Yolando
an Infant still in hor cradle. Hy hla
majesty's command tho paper was
placed in tho cot with tho baby.
"What did hor royal highness say?"
asked Victor I3mmanuol. "Nothing,
sire," replied tho oquorry. "Vory well,
then, sllenco gives consent," waa tha
king's comment, and fie old wotuuu
got her penslou,
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