The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, June 13, 1902, Image 2

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How toMake Them
Hero nro roiiic wonderful soap-bub-)los
wlilcli uvi'ry boy and girl ran
mako easily. 'I'hoy are nono of tho
Utile, old-fashioned clay-pipe bubbles
which our groat-grandparents and
Kroat-great-grandpnronts usoil to blow,
Unit Immense great HpbcrcB, Homo of
wlilcb measure nine feet arounil! In-ilec-il,
what would our quaint nnroHtorH
bavo thought of such giant bubbles?
What would they bavo thought of a
:onp lllm ho tail that a llttlo boy
placed Inalilo of It reaches to only
half way up Its shining sides? Then,
too, JiiHt think of tho fun thoy missed
in not knowing how to blow a pin
wheel around Inside of a bubble, or of
blowing u great bubblo through tho
liauilH, an (lie girl In tho picture Ih do
ing; or of performing that pretty trlek
where a rose In hIiowii Itmldo of a bub
ble a trick oo easy of accomplish
mont that any boy or girl can do It at
the first attempt. Why, hero aro lots
of fun for you boys and girls an al
most endless amount of fun, for tho
itrlcks hero pictured nro only a few
tint very few of tho marvelous
things which may be dono with soap
and water.
Of course, tho first question you
will all ask is bow to make tho solu
tion, niul 1 will tell you Just hero how
to go about It In such a way that nono
of you can possibly go astray If you
will but carefully follow tho directions
given:
Hub some soap caHtlle soap pre
ferred Into a bowl of water until a
lioavy froth has formed on tho sur
face. Then remove all froth, even ev
ery little bubble, anil proceed to test
tho solution as follows Dip an or
dinary clay pipe Into the mixture and
llilow a bubblo four to live inches In
diameter. While this bubblo Is still
.-suspended from tho pipe, quickly dip
your forefinger well Into the solutlo.i
.and then try to thrust it through Into
tho hanging bubble If you can push
your linger right Into the middle of
itho bubble, the solution is In good
condition. If, however, the bubble
Ibrenks when you attempt to thrust
your linger into It, the solution Is not
tin proper condition, and moro soap
must be added to the mixture until
bubbles can be made which will stand
ithls test. Ho not lorget, It Is of tho
ut most Importance thnt every llttlo
(bubblo bo removed from tho surface
of Hid solution before attompting any
of tho tricks hero Illustrated. Neglect
to follow this advice Is always visited
with disastrous results.
Granting that your solution Is now
dn perfect condition, 1 will now pro
ceeil to toll you Just how to do tho
i-asy rose trick. First, pour some of
tho solution Into a plate until tho
bottom of It is covered to the depth
of one-sixteenth of an Inch. With
your lingers, well wet tue rlm of the
jolato with tho same mlxturo. Then
place in tho center of It a rose, and
over tho rose a tin funnel. Now
start to blow through the funnel very
gently, and at the same time slowly
begin to lift the funnel, continue
Mowing while always gradually rais
ing the funnel higher anil higher, un
til tho latter is about three inches
abovo the lose. Then carefully turn
tho funnel nt right angles, and give
dt a sudden upward lift which will
free It from tho HI m, nnd your rose
trick will have been accomplished.
To do the pin-wheel trick, first
miak a pin wheel of stiff writing pa
llor, pin It to a short stick and fasten
tills in turn to the bottom of a plate
-with sealing wax. Then place a bub'
lilo over It In the saino manner ns In
rose trick. Now tnko a straw, thor
oughly wet three or four Inches of oiw
and of It with tho solution, then push
t,lio wot end right into tho bubble and
blow through it, when the pin-wheel
will rapidly involve. This is a vory
pretty and easy trick to do.
Tho kitten was placed Inside the
iglant bubblo as follows; A largo pan
nlno feet In cireuniforence was filled
with tho solution to the dopth of two
.Inches; then a block of wood was
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Bubbles
placed In tho centor anil upon this tho
kitten was set. Afterwards a child's
wooden hoop was lowered Into tho bo
lutlon, nnd when this wim well wet
with tho mixture It was lifted up,
with fair quickness, high over the
kitten, when tho film droppod from
the hoop with tho result ns shown In
tho accompanying photograph.
Tho boy standing lnsldo of tho soap
film house was stood upon the block
of wood in the center of pan, and tho
hoop was lifted with a quick, swish-
Ing movement high abovo his head, as
also shown in tho photograph.
To blow a great bubble through the
hands, first place the points of both
forefingers and thumbs together, and
then, with the hands llattoned out, dip
them Into a pan of the mlxturo. On
withdrawing your hands carefully, you
will notice that tho space botwoen tho
forefingers and thumbs Is crossed
over with a soap film. Now slowly
raise your hands, so as to bring them
opposite to your mouth, and gently
blow. The result will bo that as
shown In tho picture It may requlro
two or three trials beforo success Is
attained In blowing soap bubbles
even, practice makes perfect.
funny PUhermi-n.
In England the boys- and some
times grown men have a very funii)
way of catching fish.
You would never guess what It is,
so I might Just as well tell you right
off
It was an English boy who told me
about It.
"You must catch a goose, ' ho said,
"and that Is the hardest part. Then
you tie a line which lias u baited book
on one end to tho goose's leg.
"Then let her go. Shu'll mnko for
tho water every shot, and as she
swims about she, of course, draws
hook and line after her.
"Pretty soon a fish bites and maybe
gets hooked.
"Thon tho goose feels something
tugging nt her leg. and she swims
along about as hard as she can, but
this only ninkes tho tugging worse.
Tho only way to get away from that
awful something, sho thinks, is to get
out of tho water.
"So, with wildly beating wings, sho
makes lor tho shore at a rattling
pace."
A Versatile I.ftil.
A New York paper tells o. a boy U
years of ago who has traveled C3,00u
miles. The boy was bom In Shan
ghai, and has crossed tho Pacific
ocean and the American continent
seven times, lie spent last summer
with his uncle In Syracuse, and en
tered a school at Arden City, L. I.,
a few weeks ago. He speaks and
writes Chinese, French and English,
and his knowledge of googrnphy and'
history Is remarkable. Onu day last
summer he visited a man 00 years of
ago who had lived In one town for 88
years, and whoso travels had been
limited to the neighboring villages.
Tho old man and tho boy had their
photographs taken together Puck.
Inttlnrt of llornei In War.
Arabian horses manifest remark
able courage In battle. It is said that
when a horse of this breed llnds lilin
self wounded, and perceives that he
will not be able to bear his rider
much longer, ho quickly retires from
tho conflict, bearing his master to a
place of safety whlio he has still suf
ficient strength. Hut If, on the othor
hand, tho rider Is wounded and falls
to the ground, the faithful animal re
mains beside him, unmindful of dan
ger, neighing until assistance Is
brought.
You may not ho able to learn any
thing now, but there aro people In tho
world who can teach you something
old.
Woman never allows her opinions t;
suoll for want of being airod.
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HOME AND FASHIONS.
THING8 OF INTEREST TO THE
WOMEN OF THE HOUSEHOLD.
I'armoli of the Sr.iton .frn i:tuturntn
Affair Tnn llniidiome CokIuimp -Sir.
Homevoll Wcarlnc "Tim I.utut
Thine in Cimli''-!iMiiii I.ltt e Tip.
Clilo HtrappJnj.
Instead of golm; out of fuahlon,
strapping Is mote In vogue than ever.
On the winter materials, It was at
tractive n-.l u9fii!--:ind on summer
f ii litlcs It is pleading and Is a means
of holding t-cuiia In feliapo, ns well
ns being an ornament.
A new ratln foulard gown, tailor-
made, In strapped with broadcloth-.
and the effect Is stunning! The silk
bus a blue background strewn with
white po-des, and the strappings nre
of blue cloth.
Shirt-waists show strappings applied
in various waya. They nre put in
seams and applied In designs. The
Btltchlng Is exqulslto when It Isn't,
tho waist Is dowdy as dowdy can be.
The I.ntet Thing In C01U,
The newest modification of the Eton
or bolero Jacket Is n Jaunty little af
fair termed tho "coffee coat" or "Mon
te Carlo coat," tho attractive features
of which have already won the favor
of the "First Lady of tho Land," Mrs.
Roosevelt, who has appeared on aov
cral occasions wearing n wrap of this
type. Taffeta silk Is best adapted ti
the garment, though It Is also undo
up In moire, soft woolens, etc.
I.atrit In l'araao'a.
If there Is a thing dear to a wom
an's heart and enhancing to her beau
ty It is a lovely parasol. ThlB season
tho designers seem to have tried
themselves In bringing this artistic
creation up to tho requirements of
feminine taste.
There Is a parasol for every etylo
of woman from tho one who buys a
Duchesae laco affair behandlcd with
Ivory and snugly cased In a long palo
green straw box adorned with lilies of
tho valley and "choux" of white rib
bon, to tho one who buys a simple
linen sunshade. For the conservative
womnn it is a Joy to find tho color and
form she likes tho best the quiet
fawn-colored parasol. For tho pretty,
fresh girl, or her more wilted sister In
a soft linen gown, this modish parasol
Is the thing par excellence. It has a
silk spun lining In pink or blue, or
any preferred color, nnd a laco Inser
tion on the outside, showing tho col
ored lining.
Then there arc tho exquisitely fine
embrolderod grass linens, with ruffles
sheer and shimmering. "Persian" fawn
silks come next; theso are nothing
moro than "eheno" silks on which
blurred roses nnd popples of various
colors aro designed,
Pretty Cloth down.
Dark red cloth gown. Waist small,
pointed capo of red silk edged with
red and white strlpod silk. Laco Jab
ot down front. Pointed bands of red
and white striped silk down front; al-
so dart seams bottom of tabs edged
with samo silk. Holt of red silk.
Skirt, bias ruffle trimmed with band
of red and whlto silk.
ChlUtli-i Mother.
The wife who has passed bor many
years of married life In childless moth
erhood, has lost from out that llfo a
greatness and pleasure that she nuy
not have realized at first, but that Id
brought home to her with redoubled
force nnd meaning when she has
passed the zenith and Is coming to tin-
mssmmmssssismi
dcrstand that life Is not perpotimi
youth.
Keen anxiety and sorrow sho ma
have missed also. Yet It Is also true
that "It were better to have love-' and
lost thnn ncvoil to have loved at all."
The clilldbMs mother has not known
the depths of degradation to which a
child can bring Its parents, nor yet
has she known the fulfilment of greit
est love and bliss. Ne'thor has she
known the anguish of the sting of
death, when bur fonilei.t hopes have
been laid low She has escaped great
care and responsibility, but she luu
lost from her life In unalloyed Joy
more than sho has escaped of sorrow
The Atiiutlciiii Mother.
Ilnntl'nmo Neckwear.
Sheer white linen stocks, curved oul
under the chin and brought down In
front In a rounded or pointed effect,
frequently have scroll patterns Invert
nil In this space. The.se are held to
gether with line lace stitches or per
haps braids. Many others are orna
mented with fine lace or embroidery
designs put on In applique, while thoie
which are handsomely ombroldered
with white or colored cotton repre
sent one of the smartest conceits.
Ulntian of Crops de China.
Protty blouse of dull green cropo do
chine, trimmed with fagoting done
with silk of tho same shade. The
plastron and close-fitting underaleevcs
aro of whlto luxeull lace, and over tho
former Is a pretty draped fichu of
moussollno de solo, which passes
through eyelet holes In tho fronts of
the blouse, and is knotted on tho bust.
Tho girdle Is of tho crope de chino
fastened In front with an old gold
buckle. Wiener Chic.
The Faihlonabln lllomc
Nearly all tho nowost corsages hav
a tiny basquo in the back; sometime
It Is formed by the ribbons of the
eclnture. but It Is always a basque,
nondescript as It may be.
For the street during shopping hour?
a great many blouses will be worn,
much trimmed with the fashionable
English embroideries, laco and tuck
ing. Tho marked change in their cut
is noticeable in the sleeve, which U
moro ample than last season, and tn
the shoulders, which show les3 Inclin
ation to sloping.
Kar to Get.
Have you a real smart all-over lace
jacket?
If you haven't, and want one, and
cannot pay the price In the shops
mako one for yourself.
Get an eton pattern and cut nnd fit
It. Finish with a lace or berlbboned
edge. Use your skill with the noodle
and your good ta3te and presto! you
become the possessor of about the
samo thing on exhibit In the shops.
You see, time and art and nuodle
craft and design must bo counted In
tho price of tho garment you admire
In the shop.
Mtlle Tip.
The Juice of a lemon taken In hot
water on awakening In tho morning to
an excellent llvor corrective and Is
better than any autl-fat medicine in
vented. Tho finest of manicure nclds is
mado by putting a teaspoonful of lem
on Julco In a cupful of warm water.
This removes most stains from tho
,llngers and nails.
To prevent a mustard plaster Injur
ing tho skin mix the mustard with
the white of an egg.
Nnwril In Stork.
Ribbons for neckwear, unless made
up Into fancy knotted stocks, are evi
dently passe. One might say that at
present nothing is cousldored quite so
chic as the separate htock, which la
merely a shaped collnr. By no means,
however, Is this n simple affair quite
the contrary. If a stock happens ta
be made with a drooping point in front
then the space so secured usually ex
hibits an elaborate trimming of drawn
work of pretty applique.
VThen a man orders spring lamb lr
r. cheap restaurant ho begins to reallz
how tough It Is to die young.
SOMH ILLS OF LIFE
OUR MODERN CIVILIZATION HAS ITS
BAD FEATURES.
Yet the Men unit Kotiini of tho Pro
rut Ilnv Aro Vhtalriitly Minorlnr to
Their Ancestor Krlli lu Ihe Kurd
for SupertluouK Wealth,
Some features of civilized life are
not wholesome. It does not Insure a
perfect digestion, which Is the basis of
good health. It is not healthful to
breathe sewer gas In houses the
plumbing of which bus been passed
by an Inspector who receives Christ
mas gifts from the plumber. There
aro many other conditions which are
not favorable to tho best physical
health. However, In spite of other
drawbacks and disadvantages, there Is
every wanant to nlllrm that never has
the standard of health, strength and
agility been as high as It Is to-day.
Though an Indoor llfo Is vicious In Its
Influence, tho men unil women of to
dayand especially the women are
cafiablo of a greater physical endur
ance diau has ever been known be
fore. The first and best proof of this
is that nt the age when our grand
aires and their dames took their
places In tho chimney corner as capa
ble only of vegetable existence, the
men and women of today aro at their
best, and, as Dr. Stevenson complains,
the grandmothers arc demanding the
right to run for public office, Instead
of being content to knit stockings. A
believer in tho physical superiority of
the savage brought out the great
grandson of a famous Indlnu sprinter
to pit him against tho white runners
of the colleges. Even after a syste
matic training he was beaten by tuna
tours. His celebrated ancestor had
defeated every white runner here and
in England, but his record lias been
surpassed long since.
Life in the open air Is necessary to
the best health, but there is no reason
why the modern conveniences should
bo abandoned. On every hand are
proofs of the physical superiority of
the men nnd women of to-day over the
people of any other known period. The
rules of wnolesome living are better
understood and nro more generally ob
served. It needs only for men to re
fraln from business excesses, from ills
slpating their energies in the pursuit
of weaith. In order that they may find
life well worth living. Tho too fre
quent suicide of successful business
men may be traced to their long and
absolute absorption In tho work of
money-getting and the discovery that
It Is profitless and unsatisfactory. The
realization of the fact that wealth
alone does not bring happiness come-,
only after it is too late to effect a
change. The delusion that there Is
no more satisfying purpose than the
accumulation of money Is the chief ob
stacle In the way of man's happiness.
THE ORIGINAL HABITAT OF MAN
I'rof, Urche Advance Thvorj That the
Flnt Men I.tteit In the Arctic- Hic-lnni,
Prof. Dyche of tho University of
Kansas, recently gave an Informal lee
ture ut the University club at Kansas
City. His subject was "The Original
Habitat of Man," and he advanced the
theory that the first men Inhabited
the northern pnrt of (reemnnd and
the territory surrounding the poles.
lu his trip to the northern part of
Greenland Prof. Dyche found fossils
of the soquola, or Callfornin redwood
tree. As an Illustration of the fight
of animals against advancing incle
ment nature Prof. Dyche cited the
case of the mammoth, which was at
first a hoat-lovlng animal. Those
which refused to leavo their northern
home gradually grew hair as a pro
tection. When tho environment be
came too severe tho species perished.
Prof, wyche drew conclusions from
tho flight of birds. Wo believes that
birds migrate north to breed, because
of an instinct ncqulreil by centuries of
returning to the original breeding
grounds lu the north.
Wall Unlit UnwiMTMnl.
The monster building now being
erected on the flatlron block below
Madison Square is the most striking
example of modern olllce construction
which people whose business nnd
pleasure keep them above Canal
street have had the opportunity to
watch In dally growth.
One thing about it Hint Impresses
thoao unfamllinr with present archi
tectural methods Is tho fact that parts
of tho outer walls aro being built
downward from tho twelfth or thir
teenth story to tho fourth. Ilelnw
the latter there Is not yet nnv exterior
wall.
It makes a strange sight for those
unaccustomed to tho curiosities to be
seen In far down town Manhnttan,
and the fact that It Is novel to many
Is apparent from the comments
whinii ono who passes among tho
Madison Square throngs cannot help
overhenrlng. New York Sun.
Knee-Deep In KanH.
Mr. Eugeno I-. Wnre, the now com
missioner of pensions, who over the
name of "lronqulll ' long ago estab
lished his reputation ns a wit and
writer of verso, has been much Inter
ested for years In tho condition of
roads lu bis adopted stnto of Kansas.
Recently Mr. R. W. Richardson,
secretary of tho National Good Roads
Association, who Is prepnrlng to take
a Good Roads Construction train
across tho continent, said to Mr,
Ware:
"HHow do tho farmers lu Kansas
stand on tho road question?"
"Up to their knees," was tho reply,
Philadelphia Saturday Evening
Post.
GOOD SAMPLE OF MEXICAN HUMOR
Unliino MM"C -"" for "lone" by a
1'ollrp Onirl.tt.
"When you take up a residence In
the City of Mexico," said nn American
who had lived there for several years,
"you are waited upon by the police,
who ask you how many beggars may
call at jour residence every morning
nnd receive a dole. Your answer Is
recorded, and only the number of bog
gars mentioned dare show up. I lJJL
my brother with mo nt the house, i
our answers to the police differed
r,omovhat. Two weeks lifter their call
a messenger came on an errnnd nnd In
quired for Jones.
"'What .lones'." I asked.
" 'Senor,' he replied, 'I know that
there are two of you the ,Jones-you-cau-send-nlong-nbout-clght-of-'eni
and
the Jones-l-woii't-feeil-a-ciisscd-oiie-of-'em,
nnd the Jones I want is not the
first.'
" 'Then, ns I'm the one who said
eight beggars might come uround, you
don't want me.'
"'It cannot be. It is- the I-won't- k
fetfd-a-cusseil-onc-ot-'em-Jones I want.'
" 'Hut he Is not in Just now. Can
you leave your message with me?'
" 'SI, senor. Tell him when he comes
that If he don't wnnt-to-feed-a-cussed-one-of-'em
hc-can-go-to-blazes-aud-be-hanged-to-hlm.'
"
BOYS ATTACKED THEIR TEACHER
Itut Sho Thrathed Several or Them and
Iloriowlpped the Leader.
Miss Lulu Nelson of Osage. N. Y a
pretty and athletic school teacher of -p
tho Hooper's Valley school, has dem
onstrated her ability to care for her
self by thrashing several pupils who
attempted to assault her, and has
been acquitted by a jury of Hogging
one of her assailants with a horse
whip. Several pupils of the school, led by
Ira Hlllegas, had organized a plot to
oust the teacher. Miss Nelson order
ed young Hlllegas to replenish the
lire. He refused and she threatened
him with a whip. He uttempted tu
strike her with a coal scuttle, and tho
other boys lu the plot came to his
aid. but she was equal to tho occasion
and placed her would-be assailants
hors de combat. Then with n largo
hor.iowhlp she administered a thrash
ing to Hlllegas, raising fourteen
ridges on his arms and back and
drawing blood in three places. Ho
swore out a warrant fpr her arrest
and she was tried before Judge
Smith. When, nt the close of the evi
dence, tho Jury rendered a verdict of
not guilty, there was a dramatic dem
onstration In the court room.
('nre of Coiiiuinptlon.
Nearly every state and large city In
the country Is making some movement
to aid in stamping out consumption
Massachusetts has a woll-estahllshed
sanitarium at Rutland. In that state.
Vermont is considering a project of the
same kind. The New York legislature
has made two appropriations aggregat
ing $1.",000 for the construction of a
consumptives' sanitarium In the Adi
rondack region. The New Jersey leg
islature at Us recent session voted ?."0,
COO for a similar purpose. The ap
propriation of $100,000 by the Pennsyl-
vauia legislature in 1001 in a.,1 of the
White Haven sanitarium places thla
state by the bide of other common
wealths In the fight against consump
tion. Dr. Rothrock's scheme to use the
state forest ret,ervatlons for the same
purpose will doubtless realize good re
sults In time. Ills knowledge ou the
subject Is valuable, as he is the state
commissioner of foiestry.
Thnt great good work can be accom
plished by country .sanitariums for the
open and pure air treatment, especially
In pine forests, has been demonstrated
At Rutland, In Massachusetts, tho per
centage of cured patients has steadily
risen. In the first year 37 per cent of
all cases of the disease In all Its stages
were cured; In the second year 15 per
cent, mid In the third year 50 per cent.
Tho record of other sanitariums will
probably show as good results. Pitts
burg Post.
Private I.lhrarle In Mi-ilri.
There are not a few line and exten
sive private libraries in Mexico, for
there nre many book lovers among the .
educated people of this country. In
the city libraries, ranging from 1.000
to 10,000 volumes exist, nnd one of Hie
most valuable collections of "Ameri
cana," books relating to the discovery
and early settlement of Latin America,
Is that of Don Jose Maria do Agrcda,
an erudite gentleman descended from
an ancient and noble Spanish family,
who Is the librarian of the national
miiBciini. Senor Agreda's collection is
noted for Its many priceless volumes,
for he has been collecting books In this
city since he was a lad. He Is nn en-
thuslastlc antiquarian, and no man la
titter for the great task of writing a
history of the City of Mexico than this
learned and cultivated gentleman, one
of the ornaments of Mexican culture
Mexican Herald,
Hoi Hmlth ItiiMeU' I.at I)j.
Sol Smith Russell spent a good deal
of his tlmo In Washington after leav
ing tho stage, and was a familiar fig
nro at tho theaters thoro, especially
at tho matinees. Ho was usually
wheeled to and from tho thoator In
an Invalid's chair, and often as ho
was pushed through tho lobbies somo
ono would remark: "Thoro's Sol
Smith Russell; ho will never act
again." Ono day ho ovorhcardjimo
thing of tho kind, and, in hhYi'nlld,
cheerful, kindly wuy, replied; "You'ro
mistaken; I am getting better every
day; I am going to return to tho otngo
next year in a new play." Ho took
especial pleasuro lu witnessing tho
work of Joseph Jefferson. Corre
spondence New Yonc Pos