Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 15, 1904)
Y 1W. "TV
f . vC
Red Cloud Chief.
R CLOUD. .
' J. - '
Mtn 2HTtl wilt tako homo 1409,000
profits. If that isn't faring well, what
It begins to look as If tho Missouri
mule may as well bo getting ready
for a soa voyage.
Japan has millions for war, and It
would do well to keep them for loco
motives and bric-a-brac.
Turkey has promised to tnnke full
reparation, and hopes wo will bo good
enough to let It go at that.
It may be that tho Turkish soldier
smokes a hotter brand" of coffin nail
than tho British soldlor docs.
King Edward nworo tho other dny
and now Now York is threatened
with a shocking wave of profanity.
And yet many moro persons havo
been hurt In railway accidents this
year than In flying machine accidents.
Learned ethnologists havo tllscov-
red that all tribes within tho arctic
clrclo nro of ouo race tho blubber
Tliero arc heavy fogs In Paris this
winter, owing no doubt to tho sud
den good will between that city and
All Fools' day appears to have
played a part with tho bungler who
sought by forgery to fasten guilt on
1 When Tom Lnwson writes verso In
stead of proso In dealing with Amal
gamated and Hcluzo, Is the worst
over or Isn't It?
Now York could satisfy a good deal
of natural curiosity by revealing
whore It goes to get tho exhibits for
Its beauty shows.
A man named Solomon Is In trouble
at Hamilton, Ont., over a ltttlo mat
ter of two wives. How tho Solomons
From tho comments It la Inferred
that New York considers "Parsifal"
superior to Pcto Dalloy, but not quite
so good as Wllllo Collier.
Sir Thomas l.lpton Is accused ol
falling to llvo up to his financial ob
ligations. Still, that's a common full
ing for Jolly good fellows.
The French soldier who Intends tq
subjugate wild African tribes by pho
nograph doubtless means to lit all the
cylinders with "Hiawatha."
Tho dttko of Hoxburgho renown Ills
declaration that ho will never come
to America again. Nevertheless, we
wish you a happy Now Year.
1 This year has added G.723 miles to
tho mileage of railroads In this coun
try. Let us see thut this does not
Increase the number of collisions next
It Is rumored that Mr, Morgan of
fered $250,000 for tho original manu
script of "Paradlso Lost." Wondct
what he'd offer for "Paradise Re
gained?" What a vast sum that Mlssouti mar
with the "scrupulous conscience
must havo secured by foul meant
when ho has returned by stealth 'moit
An Indiana man has written a flnan
clal history of the world. Hut whe
cares anything about financial mat
ters now? Whut wo want Is u treat
Ise on tho liver.
Thoso hand-painted stockings that
we learn from tho fashion roagit
nines the girls are wearing now
should have been Just the thing tc
hang up Christmas eve.
10 mills make a combine,
10 combines make a trust,
10 trusts mako a merger,
10 Mergers make a magnate
And ho makes all the money!
Andrew Carnegie has been left t
bequest of $500 by tho will of a Phlla
rielphla woman, which of coursi
means simply so much more troubli
for him In his task to keep from ily
' With riots and murders and hold
tip making life exciting In Chicago
'the Chicago polico havo received
strict orders that hereaftor thc
must keep their trousers nice)
Fancy what a dull place tho Island
of Ilaytl would be if they didn't havt
thoso revolutions. You can't expect
people to be satisfied with no othet
excitement than chicken fights and
the breakbone fever.
Long Gee, n Chlneso laundrymat
near Now York, bus applied to the
courts for a divorce from his wife, s
Chlneso woman, aud all their frlendi
and acquaintances feel Intensely and
thoroughly scandalized at his Amer
Hill Nyo's gravo In North Carollns
is said to bo unmarked by a stono ol
any kind and to havo suffered such
neglect that It may hardly bo found
among woeds and rubbish. What a
funny story Rill could write on the
subject If ho were here mow!
Til 12 OMM'ASIIIONEI) GAKDEX.
A lovely place In (lie evening light
W herein tn rent mid bo idle,
Its borders mi shadowy yet so bright,
W'heie old-fashioned roses dwell liy right,
And queenly lilies are cltnl In white
Like II j worn udomcil for u bridal.
Dear haunted garden, at dusk we stniii
And jour dim memories pondtr;
Of children who plncd tin re a house
Of lovurs that haply n lifetime planned,
Of HKed ones, resting here Imnd In hand,
Now at rest on the hillside under.
They Jiave panned away, hut their work
Ks fiagrauct to strangers Krunled;
And a their gaidcn Mill blooms unit
1-hen so the graco of tlielr homely live
Ileyond llic winter of (leitth revile
They are hot dead, but tiansplahlcd.
Ahl sweet the flowers thai our loo await.
Where the springtime In truth and ver
nal, Wlieie never the summertlile lomcK toe
And never a blosiom out of date:
Thank Quit In the peace of Hint hinvenly
Tin- old-fashioned Joy lire eternal,
riilludelphlu Prlcu Current.
lly CKCII. ,T. DKMTON.
Vojtyttyhtnt, J'VI, by 'Iht Authort I'ubUtUlnij Company
"Oh, Nellie! Oh, Nellie! where nre
you?" called Charles Macdonald,
fiitlst, Just home from his studio.
"I will bo thoro in a minute, Char
lie" Hardly had the words been ut
tered when the portiere was drawn
nuldn and a girlish figure appeared.
Her eyes were illumined with love,
and a smile of swaot content played
around tho corners of her rosy lips.
If any cares disturbed tho quietude of
hor existence, her husband novcr dis
"Why, Uttlo woman, how bright you
"Don't I always look radiant when
my brd and master deigns to bestow
tho light of his countenanco on his
"Hollo! what havo you been read
ing? Some oriental fantasy? Hut,
seriously, mcUiinks I boo a brighter
rparklo In thlno eyes. Hy Jovo! y6u
havo started mo spouting In rhythm.
Come and sit on this sofa and mako a
"Well, Charlie, dear, I am afraid
my misdeeds aro so small that 1 nhnll
roqulru but Uttlo absolution. For some
time I havo seen tho clouds gathering
on your brow "
"But, sweetheart, how could you sco
them? Am I not always cheerful? 1
flattered myself that I boro a strong
rcscmblanco to tho merry grig."
"How can you bo so foolish, Blr?
Must I again Impress upon your mind
that lovo has piercing eyes? Foolish
boy! Intuition told mo that our pres
ent path was not as smooth as it
might bo j they say only two things
trouble a man, lovo und the want of
money. I was vain enough to think
tho former was not the cause, there
fore, I camo to tho conclusion It must
bo tho latter, but I had an abiding
talth that all such troubles would
squaro themselves In tho end."
"About as easy as squaring a cir
cle!" answered Charlie.
"Thought I would not bother you,
but do tho best I could. You may
laugh, sir, but I had a small mountain
on my mind, lying awako at night de
vising means to mako u Joint last as
long as possible puzzling my brain to
turn It Into nil sorts of struuge dishes
to cover Its Identity. You may havo a
light heart, dear, I huvo not run into
debt over housekeeping expenses. The
butcher, tho baker, aud all tho trlbo
that supply our wuuts, have boen
"But I had come to tho end of my
resources until well, novcr mind! I
will tell you that In its right place.
You were always generous with my
pocket money, slyly replenishing my
The portiere was drawn aside and a
girlish figure appeared.
pocketbook; that mado a nest egg to
work on. Then, to use uu expression
of yours, I resorted to ray 'aninculur
relative.' I wrote to ono of thoso con
cerns that advertise to wait on you
at your resldonce. Thoy did not glvo
me anything like I expected, for somo
roally handsorao juwelry that belong
ed to my mother."
"That Is how pawnbrokers get so
enormously rich; thoy glvo a third, or
less, of tho value, hoping that tho
urtlclo will 'never bo redeomed."
"A happy inspiration seized me,"
sho continued, "when I wus at school
a lot of us girls wont In for writing
of the Tide
stories. I, nt least, had no thought of
having my effusions published though
some of tho girls aro making a nnmo
lor themselves, and, I suppose, aro
coining money. Wo were stern and
exacting critics, never falling to tear
ono another's choicest productions to
shreds. I bellevo wo took a llondish
delight In unmercifully knocking
thoso characters of straw to pieces. I
hud quite a nice Uttlo pile of stories
snugly stored In one of my trunks. I
sent four or five of thorn to publish
ers. Two or three times they camo
back. I redirected them to other
He was looking for pictures.
magazines. Now, Charlie, don't call
me a fraud and look Incredulous."
"You nrc4 without nu exception, the
sweetest and dearest little fraud I
"This very day 1 received such a
pollto noto from an editor, ncccptlng
one of my stories, and asking me to
submit more. He also gave mo tho
name of another magazine that ho
thought my work suitable for. Isn't
that nice? Behold, unbeliever! there
Is the check." giving It a dramatic kiss
as sho showed It to her husband. "So
while you are producing the beaute
ous scenes of nature, I can scribble.
But, darling, I will not neglect your
well being, nor tako less prldo In our
home. In proof thereof I have pre
pared the daintiest of luncheons, n
savory meal to delight tho soul of
my lord. How will that do, Charlie,
"Well, for onco you nre a fraud. 1
had visions, coming home, of taking
you to Dolmonlco's; but I would
rather hnve u dish prepared by those
neat, Uttlo hands, than tho grandest
banquet served by tho finest chef. I
also havo news. I nm dolightcd with
your good luck, and I don't know how
I can thank you sufficiently for the
gentle spirit in which you have come
to tho rescue of a common fiend. At
Inst, 1 think I may suy, the tide has
turned. Harry Dovlne, nn old chum
of mine, nt Yale, came Into the studio
this morning with a friend of his. Ho
was looking for pictures to adorn tho
walls of his newly furnished house.
My dear, ho Is wise In his generation,
as he said ho would rather pay n fair
prlco for American works of nrt,
which ho knew at least wcro genuine,
thnn to Invest r. fabulous sum In
works of old masters which wero, per
haps, spurious. Ho purchased two
landscapes, giving mo a generous
check for them."
"Oh, Chnrllo! I am ro glad. I know
your work deserved a good mice. I
only wish I lind had tho uamlng of tho
llguro; It would show how much I
ndmlro your painting. I nm Infinitely
more pleased than If I wero hailed as
tho rising star In the literary firma
ment. You aro tho sun, and I feel
glorified In reflecting somo of the
beams by being your loving wife."
"Hut, Nellie, wo havo been living
on tho ragged edge of a volcano for
somo months. I havo suffered tho tor
ments of tho Inferno for thut spaco of
time not very flattering to your
protty fnco and engaging ways, but
wo will let It pabs. You wero awaro
of tho fact that I hadn't much money
when wo burnt Incense together at tho
shrlno of Hymen. Like nil lovers of
art, by my pictures not being unmer-
cifully skied In tho salon, I Imagined
the stream of Pactolus would flow our
way, with naught but gentle ripples.
In my arrogance, or let mo modify
tho exprcbslou, by saying, for the
lovo of mlno art, 1 would not condes
cend to paint pot-bdilers for grasping
dealers; therefore I found myself in
a state of collapso; Inspiration seemed
to leave me; even my historical paint
ing, which I still hope may hang in
the academy, was at a standstill. I
was too cxtravngant In furnishing our
bridal nest and my ntcller, I do llko
to havo around mo pretty things. It
Is conducive to higher work. But.
thnnk tho powers, I paid ready cash
for everything; It was a good thing
for us, as I was enabled to ralso the
'neodtul, though at a ruinous rate of
Interest, I must confess. What seemed
such hard luck was to havo a lot of
good material on hand, and vanity
apart, I felt It to bo above tho medi
ocre, which represented solid cash,
but could find no market for my
wares. Duns, debts and difficulties,
tho threo demons dreaded by impe
cunious mortals, stared mo In tho face.
Only yesterday I received a noto in
forming mo that tho interest on the
lonn on our goods and chattels would
fall due next week. If tho amount was
not forthcoming they would bo under
the painful necessity of levying on
the furniture, etc.
"Thnnk goodness, darling, that tho
dark clouds arc rolling away, and that
the flood tldo Is making. It will not
ho my fault If I do not take advan
tage of it. 1 havo satisfied my creditor,
much to his astonishment and disgust.
Now he Is quite willing to wait for an
Indefinite period for his money. I
suppose, with tho hope that ho will got
me In his claws again. Now for tho
rest ofunynews. That samo friend
of Devine's has commissioned mo to
paint somo scenes In the Thousand
Islands and tho Adlrondacks. Pack
your trunks and be ready for n start
as soon as possible."
"Well, Charlie, wo have each tried
to hldo our troubles from tho other.
I nm so glad I can aid with my mite.
I never intended to be a drono in the
matrimonial hive. May wo go hand
In hand down tho stream of life. Don't
laugh at me."
"Laugh! I nm as grnvo as a Judge,
but I must let tho exuberanco of my
spirits escape, by giving three times
three for my queen bee."
WAS A FAMOUS BIRD.
But Elght-Year-Old Prize Winner Was
No Table Delicacy.
The earl of Denbigh, who command
ed the Honorable Artillery Company
of London during Its recent visit to
America, told at a dinner party in New
York one night n story which, he said,
Andrew Lang hud related to him.
Thoro was, according to the story,
an aged Scot who had a reputation
far and near for his flne fowls, which
took prizes at all the fairs aud shows
of the countryside.
' A gentleman, stopping in tho neigh
borhood, heard so much of tho Scot
and his birds that he decided to give
tho old man's stock a trial. Accord
ingly ho sent nn order for tho finest
turkey thnt could be procured, and In
duo seabon was delighted to receive
an exceedingly 'largo and plump fowl.
The fowl was roasted and served,
but so tough nnd dry did It prove that
tho gentleman could not cut a mouth
ful of It. Very much chagrined, ho set
forth to find the old Scot.
The latter, after listening to his
patron's outburst of disappointment,
said with a sneer: "Hoot, man, why
ye konnn tell a guld bird when ye seo
It. Thnt turkey I sent yo has ta'en
the first prize at all tho shows for tho
last eight years."
The way was steep and tiresome,
And hot tho afternoon,
Alone 1 walked, rcluetunt
To leach my home too soon,
Itufore me in the pathway,
Rear where the statue stands.
There walked a son and father,
And they weie holding hands.
lint, ns I watched them sadly,
Tho man in anger flung
AMe the little flnRers
That to his own had chine.
1 heaid him say. Ignoring
The weary boys demands,
"It's hot enough. I reckon,
Without our holding hands."
Yes. little hands are clinging.
And little feet will fall,
Hut little hearts are tender
Aud little llvei are frail.
If one I knew could only
Come back to glo commands.
J'd Kladly walk torever.
Forever holdhiK hands.
The Living Present.
F. Marlon Crawford, the prolific nov
ellst, lias Uttlo sympathy with tbi
"art for art's sake" cult. Ho has i
swift, fluent pen, nnd does not beltovi
In that ludcfatlgablo polishing whict
Walter Pater advocated. Otherwlsi
Mr. Crawford could not possibly turr,
out the number of volumes annual!)
that he docs. '
A young woman was Introduced tt
Mr, Crawford recently. Hearing thai
ho was a novelist, sho said:
"And havo you written anything tha
will llvo after you are gonoj '
"I don't know," ho replied. "Yon
see, what I am after is something that
will enable mo to llvo while I am
A Circulating Medium.
"Yes, sir," said tho vlllngo grocer,
"1 take tho big weeklies to keep track
of the world's affairs and tho big city
(Indies to keep posted on what is go
ing on In this country." !
"Rut don't you tako your homo pa
per?" asked tho drummer.
"Hut you certainly ought to ho In
terested In local affairs."
"Oh. I know everything that goes
on. My wlfo belongs to the woman's
club and threo church societies, one
of my daughters works In tho millin
ery shop, and the other Is in tho de
livery window ut tho ppstofflco."
"tfaL". .UtVNi - i-S14i ' A
SUPERSTITIOUS NATIVES OF THE
Their Credulity Keeps Them In Sub
jection to the White Planters and to
the More Crafty Members of Their
Tho French Islands havo two supor
stltions which nre not to be found in
somo others of tho West Indies. Theso
aro a belief In some sort of werewolf
or vamplro, which lives on tho blood
of wayfarers, upon whom It leapB
when they arc abroad In the night
time, or of sleepers whom it finds in
lonely huts; and, second, a belief in
what la known in the British Islands
ns tho "rolling calf," a monster with
blazing eyes, which prowls at night,
clanking a chain suspended from Us
neck, and nt whoso touch men die.
Tho following description is given ol
tho typical obeah roan:
"Thero Is something so Indescriba
bly sinister about an obeah man's np
penranco that ho can always bo picked
out by ono who has much to do with
his class. Dirty, ragged, unkempt, de
formed, tliero Is yet about him an air
of cunning authority. His small, pierc
ing eyes peer viciously at tho wit
nesses arrayed against him In court
for all tho world llko those of a cor
nered rat. Black men may bo seen
to turn as gray as ashes under tho
terror of that baleful gaze, nnd often
it Is only with difficulty that Incrimi
nating evidence can bo draggpd out
of them. The wizard's uwesomo pres
ence, however, docs not appall an un
sentimental British judge. Ho orders
him 'twelve mouths' hard' and n sound
flogging. Frequently the obeah man
appeals against his sentenco to tho
higher court, and In Jamaica It is
not at all unusual for him to get off
on somo technical point, owing to tho
defective drafting of the law. Of
courso ho tells tho Ignorant negroes
that he procured freedom by his magi
cal powers and thus their superstition
British law punishes obeah with
flogging and Imprisonment. Neverthe
less obeah is practiced by tho white
plan tors almost as a matter of neces
sity in order to frighten tho negroes
and prevent them from appropriating
tho produce of the plantations.
You may walk through your friend's
banana plantation nnd notice a skull
stfick on a top of a stick, a small hot
tlo full of dead cockroaches tied to
a branch, or a miniature black coffin
placed on a little mound. "Hello, old
man!" you say, "working obeah eh?
I'll come and sco you flogged at tho
jail." Ho tries to laugh It off shame
facedly, saying there Is really no other
way to mako "those wretched nntives"
keep tlielr hands off tho crops. That
Is truo. It Is needless, however, to go
to tjjo trouble of placing theso things
about your plantation. If somo night
prowler has stolen your bananas, all
you need to do Is to say next morning
In tho heating of tho natives: "It's
all right, I don't care. I'vo got tho
footprint." You will seo them whis
per among themselves In an awe
stricken way and presently ono ol
them will como up to you, nearly
weeping with terror, and confess him
solf tho thief. The superstition Is that
If you dig out the earth upon which
tho robber has impressed his foot and
throw It Into tho Are ho will waste
away and dio unless ho gives himself
up and takes his punishment.
DOG PLEADS BEFORE JUDGE.
Showed Conclusively That Its Nature
Was Not Vicious.
An amusing trial has ended at
Prague in which a dog played tho
Tho owner of the dog was sued by
an engineer, who claimed damages
for a blto from the animal. Ho also
denounced tho dog as vicious. At tho
trial a veterinary surgeon who was
called in tried his utmost to irritate
tho dog by teasing him, but the ani
mal kept his temper.
Tho complainant then demanded
that In order to test Its real disposi
tion, Its owner should be turned out
of court and the dog let loose among
tho audience. This was done after
tho dog had been muzzled.
The dog, however, continued to dis
play tho greatest good humor, holding
up ono paw after another and wag
ging Its tall. Finally It ran to tho
Judge, beforo whom It sat on its hind
legs begging In a most pathetic man
ner. Tho Judge thereupon pronounced
tho dog to be a veritable lamb, and
gavo Judgment for Its owner. Phila
He told me that It covered up a multi
tude of Mil.
Thut of the human virtues 'twas the
As bucIj our admiration It Invariably
Tho more so that It often Is the latest.
Without It we should find tho world was
ruther hard and cold
And gratitude would be a singularity
Because of which he begged me to glvo
up a little gold
For sweet charity.
I wlllngly compiled; I gave him quite a
Of gratitude lie made n demonstration.
I uiurfo It a condition that he'd be eer
Concerning; my magnificent donation.
I told lllm I cohtitdered ostentation was a
i Of wicked pride, as well as great vul
garity And uny baser feeling 'twere unworthy to
With sweet charity.
He shook my hand quite warmly and he
bowed himself away.
I really thought tho fellow then was
That to his obligation some attention ho
In fact, my changed opinion la qulto
Of course, It doesn't matter, but I'll be
more tight of fist
Next time; a gift from me will be a
They published nil the names but ailue;
I wasn't on the Hat
J Of iweetcharlty.
"L..L K ' '
BELIEVE IN "0BEAH!
WHY WOMEN GO TO PARTIES.
Often Because They Fear What Oth
er Women Might Say.
The society reporter hns made a.
great discovery during tho week. ln
common with other people, sho has
been wondering why women go to sr
many parties when the effort often
makes them so tired that they can -scarcely
drag ono foot after the oth
er, and now she knows.
Tho lady who elucidated this prob
lem says that she often attends par
ties when she doesn't want to go nt
all, because she Is compelled to do so
by the fear that people will think that
sho was not invited. This accounts
for tho queer assortment of guests
found At many largo parties, for thin
lady seems to voice tho sentiment of '
A lady left out of the party has the
desolate feeling of tho small boy who
is not "In it." In consequonco of this
women with no posslblo community or
interests or tastes aro brought togeth
er for mutual entertainment, when
they simply havo no uso for each
Under these conditions parties nro
sometimes wearisome affairs, but sat
isfy the prldo of both hostess and
guest. Tho latter gives Indubitable
proof that she really was Invited, and
tho hostess shows to her acquain- 4.,
tance that she had the right to invite
this especial guest. Tho fact that
neither enjoys the other's society has
nothing to do with the social ameni
ties. Tho Nebraska State Journal.
THE FIR8T PAPER COLLARS.
Were the Invention of Walter Hunt of
"Time wns," began tho keeper of a,
small storo out on Market street, an
ho took down a box of linen collars,
"when I had little call for these. Th
linen collar was the luxury of the rich, f
Now any tramp thinks nothing of be
ing presented with ono which Is fresh
ly done up, but which has been dis
carded for some reason or other, in
tho early sixties I sold nearly all pa
per collars. Theso were manufac
tured by Wnltcr Hunt of this city,
who first Invented on enameled collar
that had qulto a run. These first ones
were of toughened pnper between thin
muslin, which looked llko linen after
great pressure. The paper ones wero
much In advance of thoso first ones.
The buttonholes wero edged with
coarse cotton and tho collars made a
big hit. They were stamped on tho
outer side with a steel die to mako
them look like linen, and at the samo
time they were curled to glvo them
tho shape of the neck. For years this
city was the seat of this paper collar
Industry. Up to 1883, when linen col
lars became much cheaper any cellu
loid ones wero introduced, many mil
lions of these paper collars wero an
nually put upon the market. Now I
don't know where you'd go to find
one." Philadelphia Record.
To a Small Comrade.
Ah. Flo, how often do I sigh
;or other days and circumstance.
When your child's Inngh was all that I ft
Craved as reward for my romances
1- nil many a gallant knit-fit was ours
Who brnely slew each new tormentor.
Ah, me! they bae not now tho poweis
Of rescuing their poor inventor.
I'd so much rather fill your gown
With daisy wreaths and watch you try
Thnn scribble erses here In town
To find, alaii! no one to buy them:
I'd so much nit her watch your eyes
Orow wide ut somo old tale I'm spln-
Than to he struggling for a prize
That after all's not worth the wlnn
I'e told you tales of wolves before:
1 now might add another story
Of one thufa ever ut my door
I work for him. Klo, not for glory.
I would that some chance could beguile.
Ills hungry lslou from my garret,
And let me know again your smile.
And claim u kiss I'm sure you'd spute
My little comrade, could I ask
And have the wish my heart most
I'd soon forsake this prosy task
Of wooing uuiesponslve Muses;
And out upon the daisied down.
With you among the whlsp'rlng clover.
e would forget this musty town
A.!!S,..'',Mr,,"'lfe'', s,or' 000 !' over.
-William R. Heieford, in New York
Prof. Mommien'a Abientmlndedneis.
Prof. Theodore Mommsen, tho great
German historian, who died recently,
was very ausentmlnded. Ono day he
was engaged in his studv in nrnfmin.i
researches and failed to notice tho
picsence of his servant, who an
nounced that his lunch was ready. Tho
servant asked If ho might bring the
courses to the professor, and, receiv
ing no reply, laid tho tablo near tliH
writing desk. Returning, ten minutes
later, with tome AbIi. tho menial found
tbo soup untouched. Thinking It too
Eood to spoil, he sat down and finished
soup and fish unobserved of tho pro
fessor. Tho remaining courses suf
fered a similar fate. About an hour
later Mommsen looked tip from his
work proceeded to tho kitchen to nsk
why luncheon hnd not been served.
"Rut the professor had his luncheon an
hour ago!" expostulated tho servant.
"Dear me!" said the historian, "how
could I be so forgetful!" and returned
peacefully to his study, where he con
tinued working through tho afternoon.
British Imports Decrease.
The Imports Into Great Britain from
the United States In 1902 amounted
to 1634,808,005. a decrease of 70,000,.
000, or about 10 per cent, as com
pared with tho Imports of 1901. Tho
Imports In 1901 wero tho largest ever
recorded, 1900 being tho second
largest and 1902 tho third.
Tho uso of galax In commercial'
quantities for Christmas decoration!
dates back only to 1890, yet to-day tt)a
plant Is known and used the world
over, nnd last year no leBs than sovenj
ty million gulax leaves were shipped
from tho mountains of North ao4
South Carolina. '
& - v b i t
n.yi fc-f-w.. vr',
jt zoi&iMmimammammaamhmmmmmmmmmmmmmiBmmmvw"amijmmrwwK-rwmir ajFTgram xm wy-TJyaajg-apgpisr3a?wriTaEMw. & v--.,. ,
Powered by Open ONI