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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 12, 1902)
Up-to-Date Sofa Pillows.
The newest sofa pillow covering Is
of velvet or suedo ornamented with
nppllquc designs In leather of con
trasting tones. A moss-green velvet In
nppllqued with the rich-hucil disks of
the sunflower marked by the pyro
graph with brown shadings. Foliage
And stems arc also burned. A poppy
design In red and anode has a back
ground of tan-colored suede. Pictur
esque heads cut from leather and
brought Into relief by the pyrograph's
etchings aro also appllqued on suede.
Both sides of the pillows are of Via
leather laced closely with thongs at
the sides and decorated at the cornets
with leather tassels.
Colored suede skins tanned whole
ore as popular as ever for table co'cr
Ings and sofa plflows. but are less fre
quently thnn formerly decorated with
the pyrograph and brush. Two of the
skins are used for n pillow, which is
laced between them with leather
thongs nnd the extra length nnd
breadth of the leather Is lolt hunting
loose. Often these Irregular sides niu
slashed Into fringe.
Some Gown Effects.
A pale-green zlbellne has a long
skirt richly nppllqued at the top and
down the lint seams with broadcloth
of the samo hue. The contrast In
material Is decidedly smart. The
bodice has blouso fronts garultured
with folds of panne velvet of a deeper
green overshot with black baby velvet
ribbon. These fronts open over a
vest of white chiffon done In soft folds
and 6pangled In silver nnd strapped
with black velvet ribbon an Inch wide.
A distinguished street costume, re
cently from Paris, In steel gray cam
el's hair, Is'nppllqucd In a very light
shade of the same material.
A black broadcloth has a blouse
heavily embroidered In Persian de
signs and colors. The skirt is np
pllqued In black zlbellne, elaborately
stitched. Tho sleeves are of the
broadcloth, nppllqued near the shoul
der with the zlbellne, with the lower
fullness confined in a band embroid
ered in the Persian design nnd colors.
One of tho new nnd pretty flat neck
ruffs Is composed of white plaited
chiffon rulilos that fall pracefully
about tho shoulders. This Is not pe
culiar. Hut tho long ends arc. They
are composed of latticed corda (soft,
heavy cords aro bigger than one's
little finger) that aro caught together
with little tufts of white chenllo
showing threads of block. Lest this
fall In a Jumble at tho foot there's a
broad ruftlo of white taffeta. It Is
edged with big balls of black-marked
white chenllo. All these combina
tions sound peculiar, but when they
arc the result of skilled designing and
workmanship most of them nro as
pleasing as they aro novel. Most of
Tho first gown Is of drab home
spun. The skirt Is plaited In tho
back, plnln In front. The blouse, gath
ered In front, plnln In the back, has n
double basque, the under one of the
cloth, tho other of deep violet velvet
ornamented with buttons. This
basque Is attached under the girdle,
which is of the velvet. Tho blouse
fastens a. little on one side, under a
band of tho velvet ornamented with
buttons nnd cut with little straps,
also fastened with buttons.
Th shoulder collar 13 of white silk,
trimmed with wide band3 of tho vel
vet almost covering it. The llttlo
nquaro yoke Is of guipure, tho stand
ing collar trimmed with a bias band
of the white silk, bordered with vet
vet, which forms a point In front and
continues on round tho neck, A band
of velvot finishes the top of tho col
lar. The sleovo Is plaited at tho top,
lull at the elbow, whero It Is gathered
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nro Importations direct from
Silk Evening Gloves,
elbow sleoes of the summer
all womankind to take an In
In silk gloves and openwork
So we all laid in a stinnlv of
them, nnd most of us hne them yet
an fresh as oer, for when the ther
mometer was below 70 degrees wo
The ilrst gown Is of pearl gray
crepe de chine. The skirt has a deep
hlpoke composed of tdinpcd bands
of the mateilal, and falls In the form
of a long tunic over an underskirt,
also of the crepe de chine, the edges
of euch finished with a band of gill
puie. The blouse Is composed of the
fitted, or shaped bands, over which
tlieie Is a bolero Hlmllnrly made and
edged with guipure. The sleeves are
niado to correspond and are finished
with cuffs of the guipure, of which
the collar Js also made. The cravat Is
of narrow black galloon, nnd tho gir
dle Is of black velvet ribbon, knotted
In tho back with long ends. The see-
Into a deep cuff of the violet velvet.
The other gown, of mouse gray
cloth. Is worn by Mile. Mltzy-Ualtl of
tho theatre de 1'Odeon, in the first net
of "Monsieur lo Directeur." Tho skirt
Is plaited all around except In front,
where It Is plnln, forming a sort of
tnbllcr. The plaits are stitched down
In three places, thus forming three
wide bands of lint stitched plaits, be
tween which they open out uud again
at the bottom.
The blouso Is covered with a shoul
der collar or pcplum, which extends
over tho glrdlo and down to tho hem
of tho gown in the back, forming a
box plait. In front it forms a sort of
blouso plastron, embroidered In tho
same shade ns tho gown and fastened
at tho top with a passementerie
ornament. Tho sleeve Is plaited at
the top, tho plaits opening out to form
a largo puff gathered into an erabrold
ored cfift. Lo Luxe.
iwk M fill ,;A
work, even if It was In August. Uut
take comfort! We may even yet wenr
those expensive mitts. Word conic
from Pnrls that tho fancy Bilk glovo
Is considered smart for dressy Indoor
occasions. I.ndliw abroad like them
far better than tho long white kid
To prevent n chceso from becom
ing hard and dry keep It wrapped In u
cloth wrung out In light ale or water,
except during the short time dally
when It appears on tho table.
ond gown Is of pink pongee. Tho
skirt Is finished with a shnped llouuce
headed by a band of guipure, In which
a band of golden brown velvet ribbon
is run. Above this is a group of
tucks, ornamented in front with a
row of gold buttons. Tho bodice Is In
the form of a bolero plaited over tho
hhouldets and bordered with tho gui
pure and velvet. The plastron Is
also of guipure, tho velvet run in the
collar, unit is finished at the point
with u knot of velvot, the ends of
which nro finished with passemen
terie balls or tassels. The blouso Is
plaited pink tnoussclino do sole, as
nro nlso tho sleovo puffs. The glrdlo
is of the brown velvot. Welncr Chic.
"I havo made tho subject of how to
make clothes last n study," says a
society woman, "and It Is surprising
how much dlfforcnco it makes how n
gown Is donned. It should be put on
slowly nnd carefully. A little pull or
Jerk each time It Is put on soon ruins
the best of gowns.
"Never use pins. They not only
tear tho fabric, but nro uncertain at
all times. Do not economize, on dress
makers. If you can't afford good ma
terial and a good dressmaker also,
economize on the former. One dress
well made Is better than half a dozen
poorly, made. In conclusion, buy ns
good material ns you can. Havo It
made by a good dressmaker, thou tako
plenty of tlmo to get Into It.
"When you nro in it, havo respect
for this dress. Walk with a quiet, even
stop; glvo It a good chnuco nnd It will
do something for you. Remember thnt
the best of gowns, like the garment
of righteousness, must bo well worn."
Race for Fur.
This Is n good season to utilize tho
old fur boa which you havo been sav
ing so carefully. Fur Is used every
where and anywhere, and a llttlo of It
ns trimming will glvo a smnrt touch
to tho homomade gown, cape or hat.
A heavy band of fur just above tho
llotinco of tho skirt Is especially styl
ish. It may look as if you had Just
fastened your last year's boa around
your knees, Instead of at the neck, but
a glance at the best show windows
will assure you that you are In tho
Tho flare Is entirely eliminated from
tho skirt of tho now walking suit.
Somo dressy winter waists aro of
panne velvet with olaborato trim
mings of Irish lace.
Full-blown pink roses form one of
the most charming of tho now band'
Pink taffeta, mink and Irish crochet
lace aro employed In the making of a
"dream" of a now hat.
A pretty all-whlto hat In French
sailor shapo Is of heaver folt with
trimmings of whlto grapes.
Matorlals of n reasonably heavy
weight aro r.ll linod with soft silks
now, but for diaphanous stuffs like
chiffon, not, cropo do chine, etc., taf-
tola, is still used
:iriemm by sending tliom
Dwell dorp' The ttil! thins Hint cbafi tlucll deep' 1'nrrjio Ibrt pleasure If It
and fret, hrhiK
O wustn not roIiIoii tioiirs lo rHc llirin KpkIccI f duly. eonrrrnti rnrh
The nlKtit, flic HioiirIuIi'h nuihir. do Hi lleve limit In tho Rood of everything,
ttioit fnrKcl, And Inmt that nil unto llm wIhi-ri mil
Tit Holf-fnraot In orln other' need. li wottnhl
Thou rnltli In (tod tliinunh low- fur limn HrltiK thou thH comfort unto nil wlw
Mllillt kivp weep
Dwell deep, nij siiill dwell diepl Dwell deep, my until, dwelldeep'
" THEVlisSAQE FROM THE MOUNTAIN
llv llliANl'lIK (lltKY .lOltDAK
(Cniirrltflit, HV, j
It had been
day ami she
ittich n trying, wearing
wan so weary, no until-
It was a blank, blank
wall she faced and today her courage
would not respond to her effoits. The
weight of her nlTlletlon wuh m heavy
and she so longed for lost. Years of
gray monotony uud dependence
stretching their soluble lengths beforo
her. Years of dull Inaction nnd
chnngoh'ss, level existence. Her tied.
her Invalid chair, her roomhow her
horizon hail narrowed. And It had ap
peared bo broad, so beautiful, so glow
Ing. Two hot, searing tenrs stole from
between tho fringes of her eyes ns
she thought that but for that fateful
ride she should even now be realiz
ing the most luxurious d renin of her
life; ho should bu wandering through
the memory nilntH of rich old Italy,
finding on objective answer to (huso
years of hard, ambitious preparation,
which she had made, alio should rev
el In the fact that for two years longer
there would be nothing to do but to
open her eyes nnd her heart to tho
Impressions which travel would give
nnd to storo Uioho Impressions nwuy
to he metamorphosed later and touch
tho minds of others through her songs
ond stories. Surely If she had been
broadened by this experience tho
small success which had met her pre
vious work would have been warm
and triumphant and she would hove
gained that place In the affections of
a people that her ambition nnd her
yearning lovo dcBlrcd.
But It was gone now. The luscious
dream hnd fallen Into nshes. Long,
long years! Bleak, colorless yenrs!
And alio so young! Her life thus
nipped and marred Just ns It wns
opening Into fullest rosehood. Tho
dull heaviness of It all oppressed liar
heart until tho tears wero weighted
down and, stooped In utter life weari
ness, she turned her head toward tho
window, and gazed where tho pallid
November sunset sank listlessly Into
Slightly toward tho Bouth. whore
tho yollow hung most clear, a wooded
hill aroso, tho bluish tenderness of
the haze, which dlstanco loves to fold
around all objects, clinging softly
about Its base, though tho trees on the
summit shook back their vestments
and, bare-armed and dark, raised
their many hondB In striking silhou
ette, as If performing their evening
Onlv a nart of this hill and that part
framed on cither Bldo by buildings
near at hand, could be viewed from
tho window whore she reclined, but
there was enough to ense her eyes
and her mind nnd to emanate n
mighty vibration of peace that softly,
gently, Imperceptibly began to roll as
incense over that unhappy heurt.,- Si
lently, unconsciously it diffused Its
soothing benuty through her thoughts
and changed their bitterness Into ten
der melancholy. Gradually she felt
her soul responding to the scene. A
deep religious exaltation awoke In her
breast, a strange, beautiful yearning,
groping peace, a sensntlon that was a
prayer, a longing thnt wns an apoca
lypse. And llfo wns new.
This was the beginning of an ah
Borblng pcrsonnl love which tho girl
learned to feel for that bit of wooded
.hill. It was different from the lovo
she felt for picture or other Inanimate
object. Indeed tho hill was not Inan
imate to her. It possessed a soul, a
mighty soul, and It ctood beforo her
as -somo strong, beautiful priest that
was to purify her heart for perfect
lovo of Nature and for tho Spirit that
quickens and Is mnnitoBt In Nature.
Kvcry morning sho longed for her
first gllmpso of It ns some earnest
souls long for tho moment of secret
prayer. Every ovonlng she could not
It was a message to her.
permit tho lights to be brought until
tho last vestige of color had faded
away and tho hill had resolved Itself
She learned to watch Its varying
moods and to rojolco in each of thorn.
A bond of mutual understanding drew
the two together. Tho girl caught tho
emotions of this bit of naturo nnd
learned to find in them tho Interpre
tation of hor tf"- self,
Sometimes a trembling lino of
smoke would rise from tho homes bo-
l)llj Story I'uli Co.)
tweeti her and the little upland nnd
her eyes would swell with teats of
love for earth'n Immunity.
Sometimes n storm of wind nnd rain
would rage above Its Htimmlt and
she would see it n llimnesn grow more
stately and majestic ns II stood In si
lent ucceptutlou or wiiat God snw fit
Hometlmen through the powdered
violet of twilight clouds she would see
the evoultig utnr blaze out above Us
forehead and her soul would drop lo
Its knees In Intensity of woruhlp.
Unconsciously the noble serenity of
Its being grew Into her own life and
"I have found my work ana my llfo Is
rich and full."
ihe became a blessing and an Inspir
ation to every friend and acquaint
ance. The young gravitated to her
room for happy chnts for sho and the
hill loved sunshine; the old came
there for peaceful talks, for sho and
the hill loved twilight. Gradually a
broader culture spread through her
circle, for one lived one's highest
when In the presence of these two.
who kept their faces so firmly turned
toward tho puior light of Heaven.
Once she grew very 111, and It
seemed that she must leave, but as
she lay weak and powerless a little
neighbor's boy came. He pleaded
and wan admitted, and, standing tim
idly beside the bed, ho laid u bunch of
trailing arbutus upon the pillow as ho
i saui, i iouiki u on tno nut mat you
( can see from vour window." It wau
can see from your window."
a message to her and she knew that
her work was yot unfinished.
Then, when sho grow stronger
again, with the pcarllsh tlntlngs of
those dainty blossoms still a part of
her soul, with the porfumo llko tho
fnlntest sigh of an angel, still upon
her, bho wrote her first nature poem,
not for fame this time, but from tho
necessity of lovo. Tho mother found
It and sent it nWny ami when It met
the eyes of a public they caught the
rcfieshlng, pungeiiL ulr of truth to
nature and they cuught tho dollcnto
breathing of beauty exquisite.
Happy work then followed, nnd
when fume came soon thereafter it
was sweeter to the girl because It
came us the benediction of the hill.
Ono day u "sweet girl friend had
come for sympathy In a new found
happiness. It seemed to enuoblo und
sanctify her lovo still moro to confess
to this gentle priestess and to fool
Uiceo poet fin'gors upon hor hair. At
last sho raised her fuce, tho blushes
still showing warm In the sunset's
"You aro gaining strength, dear
heart, nnd somo tlmo you, too, will
lovo. But how gentle nnd true and
noble must bo tho prince to chain
Softly came the reply. "I thlnt
not, dear. 1 have found my work, und
my life Is rich nnd full."
Her other hand dropped upon her
latest book of poems, that which she
called ".Tho Soul of a Hill," and as
her eyes, glowing with faith and peace
and deep serenity, turned through
evening's grayness toward a wooded
upland, sho murmured In beautiful
contentmont, "And 'Naturo never did
Ivtruy the heart, that loved her.' "
Little Leaf From the Past.
Joseph S. White of Now Castle, Pa.,
bas a relic of log cabin days In New
Castlo In tho shapo of an agreement
mado between Daniel Henderson nnd
John Dickey in 180C. It is as follows:
"Memorandum of agreement made
between John Dickey and Daniel Hen
derson, wltncBsoth, that tho said Hen
derson doth promise and agree to and
with tho said Dickey to deliver on tho
bank of the Shenango at his, Hender
son's house, 40 logs, howed In com
ploto and workmanlike manner, each
log to bo at least olgnt Inches In faco
et tho top and to be delivered In. two
months from tho date hereof, and In
consideration hereof Dickey Is to pay
to Henderson three shillings a log
for each log 18 feet long, in witness
wo havo hereunto set our bunds In
faith of tho above agreoment."
Tho signatures follow with Craw
ford Whlto ns witness.
Love inquires a perfect digestion.
Even then It may swallow many
things it will never be able to digest.
WHAT HE WANTED 8AVED.
His Property Wac Burning But Appe
tlte Was Uppermost.
"Tho tnlleut. mini 1 ever saw," said
n mini from Kentucky, "wns Jim Por
ter, who used to bo ii noted character
o.i the Ohio when I was a boy. Ho
was seven feet right Inches, nntl the
most awkward, worst put together man
that ewr lived. When he stood up
his huge knotted hnmlH dangled below
his knees. Ills Joints wero four times
tho sl.e they ought to havo been,
uud he was altogether n Hort of walk
ing senrecrow, not at nil overburdened
by gray matter in his mansard, but
good-natured, n good eater and per
fectly hnnuless. About the only thing
ho owned wns it smnll Interest In the
steamer Nathan Hale, und tho Inst
tlmo 1 snw him wns tho night she
burned In tho river at Shlpplngsporti
Jim wns In town, drunk ns usual, when
she caught lire, but somebody carried
tho news to ti t in nnd he put out
for the liver at once. He had a small
wugon, an itnder-sled horse, nnd a
tlwnrf of a man who always drovo for
him. We could hear him bellowing
lor half a mile before he emtio in
sight. Then he rattled down to tho
shore, waving his Immense sombrero
and howling like u wounded wolf, and
ns he cntne we heard the words he wns
yelling. Over and over he ronrcd:
"Land's hake, save tho kitchen!
l.and'H snke, save the kltchen!"
IT WAS EVER THE CASE.
One Tlilnn That Fills a Woman's
Heart with Absolute Despair.
Sho ennui Into the room whero ho
sat alone with a glittering knife In her
bund, whkh she held hidden nmld tho
folds of her dress. Her fnco was
white and drawn and her eyes wero
wild mid huggnrd looking.
Her husband sal by the fire deep In
thought and never heard the slippered
footfulls of the beautiful woman, who
now stood beside his chulr with a
strange, cold smile upon her lips.
Suddenly with n gasp she cast the
knlfo from her toward tho glowing
coals, but It stink silently Into a uofa
at the other end of the room.
"1 cannot!" she tuoaued wearily; "I
And she fell Into a white heap upon
tho floor nt IiIb feet. A pitying, ten
der expression broke across tho gran
ite of Ills check and he murmured In
deep, tender, heavy-dragoon tones:
"What Is It, durling?"
Biifvihe spoko not a word she only
ralsel i one white hnud toward him, in
whlci.fshe clasped n lead pencil.
Shf had been trying to sharpen It,
tmnra irlrl !
Dutchman and Don.
A Ihitchmnn, addressing his dog,
Buld:l "You vns only u doc. but 1 wish
1 vohVoii. Ven Von go mil the bed In.
you shiest tltirn round dree times yttf
lay ilown. Ven I go mlttJrcWa In,
I huf to lock up rte"Dfii(.e and vlnd do
clock uniPiiHc-o'c cat oud und undress
myself, ufid my vlfc vakes up und
scols me, ,cn ,i iiaby crt.s ,ln,t i
bar to vnlk i.in. n un,i down; den
mnype ven I shust go to j0ep, it's time
to ged up ngaln. Ven you Kct up, you
shust stretch yourself, und htrntch a
couple of times, and you vns up, I have
to light do fire put on de kettle, scrap
mlt my vlfa nlrendy, uud mnype get
somo breakfast. You play round all
lay und bar plenty of fuiin. I haf to
vork all tay an hnf plenty of droublo.
Ven, you die, you's dead; ven 1 die, I
haf to go to hell yet." Unidentified.
I rcinemtier the tune that you plnyed.
lliixltlliK over tho keys. It wns "Dl."
Just n trumpt-iy tune, for the utter cun-
tvinpt of tho wine; yet I mIk)i
When I think It Im (lend. 1 would keep
It iillvo for the nuke of thnt duy
When you Jlnftlc-i tho notes nnd took
hold of my heart, by tho way.
Thern wero daffodils uoddliiK their hcndi
III n vnse on your rlKht:
I clone my eyes now and nm Oiled with
the ttouml nnd the sight,
Tho commonplace tune nnd the flowers
that nod ns you pluy,
Tim minliciima that dance through tho
window und llnuer and stay.
Ami you you nro phantom, Indefinite,
Kouo years iiko:
I can i-tirijuio you up, bright nnd frolic
it frill and a bow,
A curl uud u tlchu, lace, ullk-and the
"Dl, Dl, Dl," miiklne mirth In the soul
of that dead afternoon.
Troy makes 80 per cent of tho linen
collars nnd cuffs used In the Unltod
States; Bultlmorc cuns 04 per cent of
tho oysters: Gloversvllle and Its notch.
, bors make G4 per cent of tho glovos;
Connelsville district, 48 per cent of tho
coke; Wllkesbnrre, 47 per cent of the
brabswure; Philadelphia, 45 per cent
of tho carpets; Providence nnd its
vicinity, 45 per cent of tho Jewelry and
3C per cent of the silverware; Chicago
slaughters .15 por cent of the meat and
makes 21 per cent of tho agricultural
implements; Merlden makes 32 per
cent of tho plated ware and Patersou
24 per cent of the sIIk.
Uncle Sam's Capitalists.
Farmers, so far as actual wealth Is
concerned, are the capitalists of tho
United States. The census bureau re
port on tho value of farming property
of the country estimates that tho
5,739,057 farms of tho United States
are worth J10.C74.CII0.247. Of this
amount. J3.G00.198.191, or 21.4 per
cent, represents tho value of buildings,
and J13,114,492,050, or 87.0 per cent,
tho value of land and Improvements.
Farm Implements and mnchlnery are
worth J7C1.2C1.BC0, ond live stock Is
worth J3,078,050,041, making tho total
farming wealth over J20,514,000,000.
A womau hates a Jealous husband
but gots mad If ho Is not Jealous (but
you never can please a woman).
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