The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, September 25, 1903, Image 3

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The Irrepressible Mnry MncLnno of
Montana, "tho 'hoauf from Butte." as
Hhc has been dubbed, ngaln apours on
"In1 lint surfaces of things," with ln-t-now
hook, "My Friend Annnbol Loo"
The imlillc will accept this second vol
ume In much the same spirit that was
accorded Miss MucUne's Initial of.
Tort, hut wo are hopeful that thu pub
lisher.'?, Herbert S. Stone & Co., Chi
oago, will not hazard a third assault,
unless this western genius improves
her style. Nothing In the new vol
umo is more interesting than tho
author's description of It. The fol
lowing letter was sent to her publish
ers early in August:
"It is made up of reflections and Im
pressions and sketches but 1 hate
the words and in reflections are
liot reflections, and my impressions
nre not Impressions, and my sketches
aren't sketches in tho least. The
book is not quite :i diary, for It lias
no dates, but it's till In the first port-on.
it has a tinge of the llrst book,
and its a fascinating book, and yet
"It relates to my friend Annabel
lyce and me. It is more Annabel Iee
than me. 1 take tho part of a foil
to my friend Annabel Loc. I take tho
part well. It Is particularity effective
contrasted with the all-egotistic part
I take in the other book. In this
one, compared to Annabel Lee, I am
tho next thing to nothing. The very
next thing to nothing. I do that
well. Tls the best thing in tho entire
"Tho book in her conversation and
Fomo of mine. It Is her Ideas mostly.
Sho talks exquisitely well, times,
and is even marvelous. I left my
friend Annabel Leo In Boston yet
bho follows inn here. Not that she
ever follows no, hut I travel fre
quently to lioston to And her. All the
difficulty I have had in writing and
rutting out, nud pruning and inking
over, is in that my poor, miserable
pen cannot always do justice to my
friend Annabel Lee.
"Tho names of some of the chap
ters ure Boston, The Flat Surfaces of
Things, Tho Young Books of Trow
bridge, When I Went to the Butte
High School, Minnie Maddern Flsko.
To Fall in l.oo, Relative, A Lutu
With no Strings only no one lias the
lenst idea what I may have written
about them."
Annabel Leo referred to above,
and nfter whom the book is named,
hi a terra cotta and white Japanese
statue, but a clay statue is preferable
to a "kind devil" in the hands of
this "starved-hearted woman, young
and nil alone." The same general np
pearanco characterizes tho second
book, which boars as Its frontispiece a
new portrait of the author. The vol
ume is dedicated to "Lucy Gray, In
Chicago," who is believed to he
Lucy Monroe, one of H. S. Stone &
Co.'s readers, and to whom is credited
tho suggestion of publishing "The
Story of Mary MncLaue."
What Is, in the opinion of the pub
lishers, ono of tho most remarkable
historical romances In recent years in
Kngllsh, has just been brought out by
tho Ivothrop Publishing Company,
Boston. It is called "Gorgo," the
name of tho heroine, nud is the work'
or l'rof. Chnrles K. Gaines of St. Law
renco unlvorslty. Canton, N. Y., who
holds the chair of Greek In that insti
tution. Ho has written a number of
clever short stories, hut In this rom
anco of Athens, in tho age of Pericles,
when tho "glory that was Greece" was
at Its height of splendor, he has pro
duced a hook of far greater signing
ranee. It gives, without a touch of
pedantry or heaviness, a wonderfully
lvid, attractive picture of a liy-gono
civilization and shows tho causes un
derlying the downfall of Athens. Great
figures like Alclbindcs. Socrates and
reticles walk through It and the at
mosphere of the time is caught so
that tho illusion of reality Is perfect.
There is an entrancing love story and
plenty of intrigue and fighting told so
as to stir tho blood. "Gorgo" Is in
every way an exceptional work,
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H. L. Wilson's novel, "The Lions of
tho Lord," was published by tho Ixjtb
rop Publishing Company, lloston, in
Juno. This Is Mr, Wilson's second
novel, his llrst story, "The Spendors,"
published a year ago, being In Its
fifty-fourth thousand and selling hot
ter than over. In this new story,
i which is described us a tale of tho
old West, with Its center of action
and Interest In Salt Lake City, tho
autlior makes nu entiro departure
from his earlier book and presents a
graphic picture- of tho humor and
tragedy of. Mormon life.
Comments From Ancient Newspaper
Prove That Human Nature Hat
Come Unchanged Through All thi
Ages of the Past.
(Julte as well applicable to the pres
cut age Is a comment on "Love and
Benson," taken from nn almost cen
tury old newspaper of the Colonies
With Its flavor of oldtimeness. this
communication -for such it purport!
to be shows abundant evidence thnt
the primal opinions of human uaturti
come unchniiged down through thij
nges. !
"In affairs of matrimony." Fays thl?
long ago writer, "some people are
governed by love alone and some b
reason alone. Knch ought to have r
Joint concern In these matters thej
are handmaids which go along with
the few who are so fortunate, as to be
among the wise.
"lovo looks only to the honeymoon.
He Is a near-sighted little mink;'
doesn't see two Inches befoie hi!
nose, and yet depends altogether upon
his eyesight, and thinks lie has a
wonderfully clear vision. He Is not
able to discover any defects, and
thereroro most soberly concludes
thero are none. Consequences all lie
utterly beyond bis ken you might as
well tell him tho moon was made of
green cheese ns that matrimony had
a dash of trouble In Its composition.
All this is the natural consequence of
Ills blindness.
"Reason is to love what a pair of
spectacles Is to a nearsighted man
It enables the blind little fellow to
look beyond the lair cheek and tho
blue eye. beyond the wedding cere
iiiony nnd the wedding supper nud the
thousand things that cluster round
the very Idea of marriage. Ho en
able tho boy to look beyond all these,
to the domestic fireside, to the kitch
en comforts of wedded life, to the lnr
der and the ledger, to the pudding
and the purses, to tho ways anil
means of living, ns well as to the very
simple business of loving.
'".Marry the lass that has the cow,'
was the advice of an old gentleman to
a laddie who consulted him on the
subject of a choice between a girl
with a cow and one thnt had nothing
but a pretty face. 'So far as beauty
Is concerned, thero is not the differ
ence of a cow between any two girls
in Christendom.' This is not my
notion, however, though thero Is
something in it. But marry the girl
who will mnnage your domestic con
corns to advantage, who is prudent,
sensible, economical; get a good dis
position; nn accomplished maid with
it will bo all tho better, and beauty,
If you And it united with all these,
will complete the tout ensemble.
'Don't marry for money, merely
there Is neither love nor reason in
that. It may buy many fine things,
hut it won t buy happiness, and with
out thnt n man Is a poor creature.
Money is no objection, It may be.
Indeed, nn Important object, but every
other consideration bonds to the
point of being matched as well ns
paired, when love and reason join
Law Student's Reply Was Natural,
but Not Sanctioned by Blackstone.
.lames B. Dill, tho noted lawyer,
who ;ias lately made an automobllo
journey from New Jersey to the,
Rangeley lakes, has always been anj
original character. A gentleman who
was a fellow student at the New York
university law school tells a story
illustrating this fact as well as Dill's
loarlessncss of method, even In the
days of IiIh pupilage, and long before
ho hud dreamed of the professional
good fortune that has come to him a
quarter of a century later. They were
members of the class of '78. One day
Prof. David It. Jaques, then tho chief
instructor, was quizzing and he camo
to Dill, to whom he put this question:;
"Mr. Dill, suppose ou were walk
ing along tho road and a man stopped
up and struck you with his list. What
legal conditions would arise? What
remedies should bo pursued? Whul, iu
hhoit, would you do?"
"My first step, 1 think, professor,"
replied the young btudent, "would hu
to land him one on the jaw."
Had Not Missed It.
On a certain occasion, while Thomi
as Hill, the artist, was rusticating up"
In the Whlto Mountains, ho was com
missioned by a wealthy farmer named
Perkins to paint tho old homestead,
nnd was particularly requested to glvo
a largo maple tree standing near the
houso a prominent placo In tho pic
ture. A lew dnys after tho completed
picture had been delivered Mr. Hill
henid the following dialogue betweeB
two rustics In the neighborhood:
"I hear that artist fellow has been
up nnd drnw-d Perkins's tree."
For a moment thero waH a pause,
then a drawling voice snld:
"Ho has, eh? Well, whero has lt
draw'd it to?" Now York Times.
A Tight Fit.
Au Kpgllshmnn entered a tailor shop
in Twenty-third street the other day,
and, throwing a package on the coun
ter, said:
"Theso trousers are a beastly fit;
you'll havo to fix 'em. They're tighter
than my skin, don't you know."
"But that's Impossible! How could
they bo?" demurred the tnllor.
"Well, I can sit down In my skin,
but I cawn't sit down when in tboso
blooming breeches i" wns tho wrath
ful answer. New York Press,
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The McKinlcy, monument, which
wns unveiled ut ' Toledo, Ohio. Sep
tember 14, Is a square column of gray
granite hearing the inscription "Wil
liam McKlnley" cut on Its face. On
the four sides his life history Is brief
ly recited. Tho shaft is surmounted
Bride Loses It from the Top of the
Washington Monument.
The wedding ring of a bride Is lost
In the grass at tho Washington monu
ment at Washington, D. C. It has
been sought In vain. Custodian Craig
has had tho grass cut to facilitate) the
A young man and woman creeping
About on their hands and knees In the
grass attracted much attention. It
was ascertained that they wero a
newly married couple from Baltimore
and were at Washington on their
wedding tour. They went up to the
top of tho monument, which Is CBS
feet high, and took some apples with
them. While looking at the city from
tho great height they munched the
"See how far you enn throw tho
core," said the bridegroom.
"Oh. you think a girl can't throw,
don't you?" was the arch reply of tho
brldo as she raised her arm over her
head and made tho characteristic
feminine sweep. Tho core went sail
ing down. As it left her hand the
brldo cried out in consternation. Her
wedding ring, placed on her finger
only a few hours before, had slipped
off nnd disappeared. In reply to the
bridegroom's promise to buy another
ring tho brldo indignantly domandod
to know now nny ono could buy a
second wedding ring. So tho searcli
for tho missing ring was begun.
Circumstances Under Which "Star
Spangled Banner" Was Written.
Francis Scott Key, whose "Star
Spangled Banner" has been officially
declared the national anthem of the
United States, was born in Frederick
county, Maryland, August J, 1779. Ho
wns the son of an officer in tho Revo
lutionary army, and after being grad
uated from St. John's college, In 1798,
ho became a luwyer. His famous
poem was written In 1814, when, as
m4Ac& -xrorr ay
an agent for the exchange of prisoners
sent by Prfsldont Madison, ho saw
trom a British vessel tho bombard
ment of Baltimore. All night shot
and shell rained upon tho city; as tho
morning broke, Key looked eagerly
through tho smoke to sen whether tho
Stars nnd Stripes Btlll lloated above
Fort Mcllcnry. Th flag waa there,
unharmed, and In exultation Key
penned tho woll-kuown lines. Key's
.loath occurred at Bi'ltluoro in 1843.
A monument to him was uuvelled at
Frederick. In 1897.
'iMW HsisBisE9ssssK
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by a heroic bronze statue of the late
President weighing 1,801) pounds. The
statue Itself Is eight feet high. The
monument was erected with the con
trlbutlons of 26,000 residents of the
city of Toledo and the surrounding
Banker Expects to Accomplish Trip
In That Time.
I. M. Spencer, president of the
Cleveland (Ohio) National bank, who,
above all things, takes delight !
travel, has tinder contemplntlon nn
attempt to go around the world In
40 days. The present record for a com
plete Journey around tho world is
fifty-four days and seven hours, but
Mr. Spencer believes that the long
journey can be accomplished In a little
over a month.
The plans of Mr. Spencer have not)
been arranged as to detail, and beford
tho dato of departure Is decided upon
every effort will be made to get tho
route so laid out thnt only the icx
pected will prevent delays. Tho pio-
poBed globo glrdler Is now in com
munication with persons in different
part of tho world, and the course oC
the journey is being gradually put
into shape.
As has beon tho case with all per
sons who have tried to circle the,
world In record time. Mr. Spencer an
tlcipntcs tho most dlfllcult pnrt of the
whirl will bo through parts of Russln.
If ho can nitfko good connections in
Russia ho does not see anything in
tho way of an accomplishment of thu
trip iu forty days.
With good luck In the matter of
connections it is roughly figured that
the trip can he made from Yokohama,
Japan, to Moscow, Russia, in eight
days; Moscow to Vladivostok, twelve
days; Vladivostok to Nlcho, two days;l
Nicho, to Yokohama, a half a day; Yo-i
kohama to San Francisco, twelve days,!
nd San Francisco to Cleveland, four
and one-half days. If this schedule
can be adhered to tho trip will bo mode
In a little over thirty-nine days and alJ
recordB badly broken.
Former Slaves in Reunion.
A most interesting event took place
the other evening at Sherwood, the
pretty suburban homo of Robert Ix
gau at Salem, Va. It was a reunion
of tho former slaves of Nathaniel
Burwell, grandfather of Mr. Ixigan.
At tho close of tho civil wnr Mr.
Burwell had on his splendid plantation
near Salem, consisting of two thou
sand acres, more than a hundred con
tented and loyal slaves. About thirty
of theso were present at the reunion,
the rest having died.
The former slaves of Mr. Burwell
are noted for their thrift, their hon
esty and their unfailing politoncss.
They are as loyal to-day to tho family
as they wero In tho grnnd old days
"'fn de wa"
Turned Century; Still Healthy.
Wolff Wolssmann of Hobnken, N. J,
celebrated his ono hundred and third
birthday last week. He had spent the
day electioneering down town and on
his return homo drank a couple of
goblets of wine and smoked n pipe.
Smoking, however, ho says does not
agrco with him, and ho intends to
abandon the habit. He was born at
Klshincff, Russin, but left there In
1824 on account of tho persecutions
to which hlu race the Jewish were
President's Gift to Smithsonian.
President Roosevelt has sent to the
Smithsonian Institution a small, stuff
ed mouso, which tho president captur
ed on his last western trip nnd stuffed
and mounted himself. Tho mouso is
of an uncommon species and is regard
cd as a valunblo addition to tho insti
tution's exhibits, yet tho directors, It
they had been consulted, might hnv
choBon n mountain Hon rampant
The Michigan Fruit Station.
The Michigan experiment station is
located at Agricultural College, near
Lansing. It has a branch at South
I lawn devoted entirely to experiments
with fruit. The cause for tho exist
"lice of tills branch station tiro the
peculiar soli along the shores of Uiko
Michigan nud climatic conditions quite
unlike other parts of the stnto More
over this region Is a famous fruit pro
ducing region, and experiments made
at Lansing would not bo likely to np
ply. fully to the so called fruit-belt.
A representative of the Farmers' Re
view last week visited this fruit stn
(Ion ami found It In a most flourish
ing condition. The ofllcer in charge Is
Professor T. A. Fnrrnnd, who seems to
understand the conditions of his ter
ritory most fully.
The station is somewlint limited for
spaco and has at present only fif
teen acres of land, nil of which Is In
use. The llrst plnutlngs were made
1 1 years ago. Tho paucity of area has
compelled the crowding of some of tho
trees beyond what wo bellovo to bo
advisable. Professor Farrand has
been compelled for this reason to set
his plants and trees nearer together
than ho would If he had the room he
needs. It was noticeable that all the
soil was In n high statu of cultivation,
the marks of tho wceder teeth being
everywhere visible between tho trees.
All the fruit trees nro headed low.
Tho Professor says thin is tho only
sensible way of heading trees. Tho
apple, pear, plum and cherry trees
branched Just nbovo the soil and one
would have difficulty In reaching their
trunks, because of tho branches. Wo
did not notice a high-headed trco on
the place.
Professor Farrand snys that peach
and pear trees should be set at least
20 feet apait, though on their ground
they aro but 1G foot apart. Ab most
of these trees aro twelve years old
their branches nro already too close
in many Instances. Tho npplo and
pear trees are sprayed with Bordeaux
mixture on tho formula G-5-G0. with
four ounces of Pnrls green added.
This Is flvo pounds of llmo, five
pounds of copper sulphnto and GO gnl
Ions of water, besides tho Paris green
mentioned. For penches they spray
beforo tho leaves aro open for tho
curl leaf, using two pounds of sulphate
and CO gallons of water. After the
fruit Is set they spray with half
strength Bordeaux mixture, or on tho
formula G-G-100, iiRlug no Pnrls green.
However, Paris green could bo used,
If desired. Peaches nre thinned to
G nud 8 Inches apart. This Is a more
severe thinning than Is followed In
many of our orchnrds, whero the
breadth of the hand is used as the
rule for space between peaches.
Tho Professor recommends the
Ixmghurst pench as a very good one.
Tho tree Is hardy and very productive,
but is not as handsome an tho Al
berta. It Is moat excellent for can
ning. Howovor tho growers of
peaches near South Haven are going
largely Into Albertas. Kalamazoos and
Hnglo Mammoths are most excellent
varieties and nro doing well on the
station grounds. It is noted that the
early peaches aro Inferior in quality.
It is the belief of tho director that
apple trees nhuuld bo set not less than
35 feet apart. As to tho varieties do
ing the best on their grounds ho men
tions Jonathan, Grimes. Golden, Stnrk
and Yellow Transparent. Ben Davis
docs not do well here, ns it can not
bo grown to perfection. Applos of
this variety do not color up so well
in this part of Michigan as they do
in southern Illinois and localities on
the same parallel. Duchess of Olden
berg is doing well. Wagner Is doing
well, and nothing Is better than
Wealthy. Tho Gieenlng is hardy but
It is late In coming into bearing. Gol
den russets bear better than Roxbury
russets, hut tho day of both of them
has gone by, says the director. Tc
tovka, a Russian, bears heavily, but
Is a poor grower.
Among the pears Seckol was doing
remarkably well. Tho trees were
heavy with fruit and tho slzo was
very much better than is usual with
this variety. In fact, ono seeing them
on tho market would hardly bellovo
them to bo Seckelb, So 'much for
good care and culture. Tho Burtlotts
are proving tho best on tho ground.
Tho KelfTer has eomo to stay. Duch
ess Is a good lato pear. Flomlsh
Beauty is regarded of llttlo or no
value for gcnernl cultivation, ns it
scabs badly, and tho ordinary grower
will not spray It. When thoroughly
sprayed It Is all right, as It is a
heavy bearer.
In-Breeding of Poultry.
In time our experiment stations will
doubtlCBS take up tho question of In
breeding and conduct scries of experi
ments to determine just what Its ef
fects are on birds. It is not necessar
ily a fact that what Is true of ono kind
of animal life la true of every other
kind, though it may be so. It is
probably surest not to do much In
breeding. But on tho other hand, there
are large brcodirs that claim that In
breeding docs not result in tho de
terioration of the flock, if caro Is taken
in selecting tho most vigorous breed
ers. Ono man claims that ho actually
in-brod for vigor and increased tho
vigor or his flock In that way. In
bleeding Is generally reputed to affect
tho vigor of a flock first of all. If any
of our rcadern havo tried experiments
along tills lino wo would llko to hear
from them,
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The Feeding riter.
The hog is tho clenntM donunllf
nnlnial we have and If he h" properly
cared for there will no! bo one pni
tlcle of droppings or mine In Unit
hoghouse, snys John Cowlno. Tiny
will set one corner off Into n Mm)
of closet nnd tliey will go back and
forwnrd to that. Give them .1nct
room enough to He down and no
more. It Is nn advantage Ic havo your
hoghoiiHO divided off Into penp. If
you haven't enough; lo fill up
your hoghoiifio shut oir part of ibo
spaco; gte them Just enough room
to occupy nnd no more AHor ti
have fed them clean the feeding
floor. What would you think of your
wlfo If she let tho dishes? fct on Ibo
table from one morning lo nnolbeiV
Hupposo tho supper wns wived on ibo
same dishes. You would my lo your
self Hint you wUhed you bad not
married that womnn. I would no inoro
think of feeding my hogE on a fail
ing floor that hnd not been denned
Immediately after the lm-t meal than
I would of eating my dinner off ibo
breakfast dishes without washing 1
linvo done R for thirty yearn. It in u
small matter. Wo have n wooden
boo made out of u 2x0 three foe I In
length; hnvo nn old mv for tho
lower edge. This Is wide enough to
sweep off three or four feet at a
time. If your floor It smooth und
If you enn do It Immediately niter
feeding you enn elenn it oft its clean
as If swept. By having tho floor
three feet high on ono fide you can
clean It off month after month nnd tho
refuso will not pile up on you. No
mnttcr how wet or muddy It Is, If yonr
hogs nro conllncd In this building
their feed la nlwnys clean. Food
your hogs corn and water. I wohIi!
add a few oats and perhaps u basket
or two of raw potatoes once a week,
but my mnln Iced would lie torn ami
cold water.
Cratec for Fruit Packing.
In tho gathering of fruit, especially
of fruits that bruise easily, Hho
poaches, pcarB nnd plurni, II Ih ad
visable to havo n Btrongly built righl
crntc. Baskets aro quite generally
used, nnd wo sco pictures of umn
carrying bushel baskets heaped up,
holding them by the two liandleH.
This Is considered by the beet packerH
detrimental to the fruit, which should
bo rubbed together as Utile na poMtt
blo. Thero is some "give" about nil',
baskets, and a basket on tho ground
full of apples does not retain Its nho
entirely when lifted from tho ground.
Tho apples aro pushed together w
posito tho handles am) aro shitted
moro or less in tho other pnrta ol tho.
basket. In a greater degree lmgn
cause the bruising of fruit. A two
bushol bag Is filled nnd is generally
lifted by tho middle. Thin forcen1
tho npples very closely .together lu
tho two ends of tho bag, and they,
roll bnck again when the bag Is set
down. One Michigan packing houso
has made a picking crate that will
hold a little moro than a bushel. It
Is rectangular and composed of slatB.
Caro Is taken to havo tho slats on
tho bottom close together, no that Ibo
fruit will not project below tho ulntn
and receive bruises when tho crato
Is set down, This crate will largely
take the placo of the other receptncleu
used In picking nnd doliveriug' fruit.
Youna Plfls.
Prof. R. S. Shaw Bays thnt in Moo
tana young pigs should havo constunt
access to forngo groundB In the mini
mcr season, and sheltered yards in Ibo
winter. When four weeks old they
will takc a little sweet Bklm nillh
to wliich somo BhortB or middlings
may ho gradually added, and laler
somo ground wheat. A light grain
ration should bo supplied the young
growing pig in addition to the forego
throughout the forage season bnt may
bo entirely cut off as soon as tho iugn
reach tho pea or grain stubblo fields.
During tho winter season the ehoton
should have access to stacked alfalfa,
clover, or peas, from which they will
secure a largo amount of food. Sugar
beets should also bo supplied.
Effects of Los6 of Pins.
From Farmerb' Review: Our own
experience with spring pigs this year
was satisfactory. From four bowh
ono with her first Utter and two with
their second litter wo raised Uilrty
threo thrifty pigs. They now averago
moro than 100 pounds each, and hnir
of this was made from pasture, pait
rnpo that wintered. But complaint
was quite general this spring of lotm
of pigs, even from farmers that caro
well for their atock. So, notwith
standing tho stimulus of high prices
toward increased production, this
county will not market more hogs this
year than last. P. F. Nye, Elkhart
County, Indiana.
New Name for Teats.
Tho girl who expressed bo ninch
sympathy for tho poor farmer because
of his cold Job in harvesting his win
ter wheat is equal in agricultural
knowlcdgo to the one who expressed
a desire to see a field of tobacco wben
It was just plugging out, But tho
damsol who asked which cow gno
tho most buttermilk t entitled to tho
whole bakery. A girl on her return
from the country who waa nsked If
sho over saw any ono milk a cow ro
pllcd: "Oh, yes, Indeed 1 havo"; it Just
tickled mo to death to soo uncle Jerk
two of tha faiicetB at' thw uamo time.'
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