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This method of saving life has been invented for use In the nursery. In the
opening in the wall is a flexible canvas escape packed up like an accord
ion. On an alarm being given it is pushed outward, forming a tunnel,
which is used aG a cafe slide to the street.
THEY MADE IT TRUE.
Queer Marriage Proposal Accepted by
Lady Duff Gordon.
A quaint story Is told of tlio mnn
ner In which the late Lady Duff Gor
don was proposed for by her husband.
When she was a young girl sho was
thrown much Into the company of
Sir Alexander Duff Gordon, mid peo
ple began to gossip about them.
"Do you Know people say wo are
going to be married?" Sir Alexander
said to her one. dny.
Indignant that be should mention
the matter ho bluntly, sho burst out
with a hot retort, but he checked her.
"Shall we make It true?" he asked.
She forgot her indignation and shy
ly answered "Yes."
lAdy Duff Gordon lived a great part
of her life In Egypt, and was loved
by the natives more than any other
Englishwoman has been before and
since. She was very beautiful, nnd a
veritable Helen of Troy In her power
over the hearts of men. When she
was a gray-haired grandmother a
young Arab sheikh begged her ,to di
vorce her husband and marry him,
tailing her that she was "a woman for
whom men Killed each other or them
selves." Write Notes to Themselves.
"Actors aro great hands to wr(to
'mash notes to themselves," said a
stago manager. "The leading young
men, you see the heroes that marry
tho beautiful girts are supposed to
attract to the theater myriads of young
women. They draw big pay on this ac
count, their friends talk seriously of
the powerful, almost hypnotic Influ
ences that they exert on romantic fe
males. This power is tho stock In
trade of tho actor who travels on his
beauty instead of on his art, and ho
must always have tangible proof of
It. So if tho young women don't como
up each mail with a bunch of autlien-
Eire ordinances aro by no means
modern or even complicated, at least
In proportion to the now Inventions
and causes, electric lights and other
elnborato and Inflammable fixtures,
and to the various Inventions nnd
methods of prevention. Nearly a hun
dred years ago thero wore ordinances
ns numerous and as long for the pro
vontlon and extinction of fires. In lSl.T
Detroit had nn elnborato lire ordi
nance. It ordered every householder
to provide a pair of water buckets and
a wooden vessel holding twenty or
twenty-five gallons, "with two loops
strongly attached thereto," which
were always to bo kept full of water
In a placo whero It could not bo frozen
and to have a lever or ixilo of suffi
cient weight nnd strength to sustain
said vessel. To each chimney of his
hout-o ho must, attach a substantial
.ladder, to be fastened to the roof, nnd
another ladder long enough to com
municate with the first.
Every nmlo person capable of giving
assistance must, on an alarm of fire,
repair to the scene, carrying ono or
more of such vessels, nnd obey tho
orders of ono of tho trustees. Twelve
householders appointed by tho board
of trustees wero to provide themselves
each with "a good felling nx" and re
pair to tho placo of tho fire. Six others
..were to bo provided by tho corpora
tion with threo battering rams, to bo
used at fires. Thoro wero also twenty
four to bo provided with "flro hooks."
Every shopkeeper must provldo him
self with two or threo bushel bags
with which to beat out tho flro.
For neglecting to provldo these vari
ous Implements a flno of i wus lui-
tic mash notes, ho sees to It, any
way, that he gets mash notes all right.
Ho times them so that they reach tho
theater during rehearsal. The manager
every afternoon brings them to him
:i half dozen pink and blue and cream
envelopes, smelling of violet and or
ris. Ho takes them with a guffaw,
reads them, passes them around.
Every one pretends to be amused at
their silly contents, but the minute
the actor's bnck is turned the murmur
pnsscs back and forth: "They're fakes.
He wrote them himself. He spends two
hours a day writing himself mash
notes. To tell the truth this actor gets
a number of authentic mash notes, but
nobody believes it. It Is thought that
every note Is a fake."
Life and Love.
Mot men know love but an n part of life;
They hide It In some coiner of the breast.
Even fiom themselves; and only when
In tlio brief pause of that eaithly strife
Wherewith our wot Id might else be not so
They draw It forth (as one diaws forth
To sootliu some ardont, klj-cxiu'tln
And bold It up to mother, child or wife.
Ah, inel-Why may not life and lovo bo
Why walk w. thus alone, when at our
Love, like a vlslblo god, might lie our
How would the marts riow noble, and
Worn llko a duimeon tloor, with weary
Seem then n golden coiirtway of the sun.
- Henry Tlnuod.
Send Geese to Germany.
Tho whole Import of live geese to
Germany amounted to (1,2.0,0") In
3900. U.431,247 In 1001, and 7,251,1 la
(valued at $3,513,402) in 1002, a steady
increase which is typical of most food
Imports which supply tho great middle
classes of tlio German people.
A portrait of Marconi is to he en
graved on one of a new Issue of Ital
FIRE FIGHTING IN THE EARLY DAYS
KJYD XWJLX? AT
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posed; for neglect of duty at the fires,
a flno of $10.
Tho present habit of disregarding
flro ordinances would seem to bo an
inherited one. Hut nt least this can
not bo said of tho falluro to enforce
tho ordinances. Tho record shows
that at least onco a week thero was
some complaint of noncompliance. An
HOW CHILDREN'S LIVES MAY .
BE SAFEGUARDED WHEN
THE HOME IS AFIRE
Sectional view, showing the shutters
which Inclose the escape and the
permanent fastenings which keep It
Every big fire has some effect on
tho Invention of appliances which aro
used in tho saving of life at such a
time, nnd the great loss of chlldren'a
lives In tho Iroquois disaster has
directed the attention of Inventors to
the rescue of the llttlo ones when they
aro too overcome by fear to think for
themselves. For their protection from
flro In tho homo one clover mind has
Just! designed the accompanying es
cape for children's nurseries.
An opening is made in tho wall of
tho room, which connects directly with
the street. The outside and inside of
tho opening are protected with shut
ters, both opening away from tlio wall.
Into the space between these shutters
a collapsible canvas chuto is packed
hi much the snme way ns nn nccord
Ion folds up. with one end securely
fastened to tho wall by means of
When there Is an alarm of fire all.
that has to bo done is to open tho
Inside shutter inwards, give tho ottte.1
shutter and chute a push, and thu
whole thing falls to the ground, tils.
closing a canvns pnssago. down which
it Is easy to make a safo Journey to
the ground. The nurse or Borae grown
person should descend first to rccelvo
the children, though their descent may,
be regulated by themselves, if they re
tho chute, tints forming a brake,
member to press ngalnst the sides o!
Helng built Into the walls of tho
house, there Is no confusion caused in
a hunt for the escape in a time of need
as is so often tho case where portablo
Are escapes aro the reliance of mora
than one person. In addition no un
sightly attachments mar tho beauty
of the architecture.
VERY EASY FOR HER.
Problem Presented No Difficulties to
A 'woman's reason," with all Its tra
ditional lack of logic, came out In nn
amusing fashion at a recent dinner
party in Hrooklyn.
In the course of the evening the con
versation drifted around to those odd
llttlo mathematical bits of tho How-old-ls-Ann
variety, when one of tho
company, with explanations that tho
next problem would not bo a very
difficult one, questioned as follows:
"If a bottle and a cork together cost
$1.10, and the bottle cost a dollar more
than the cork, how much did the cork
Almost Instantly one of tho ladles
was ready with the answer:
"Why, the cork cost five cents nnd
tho bottle $1.0.'. That's too easy."
Tho lady's husband, familiar through
years of experlqnce with her woeful
lack of skill ire figures, looked up In
"Heavens!" he exclaimed. "How did
you come to get thnt so soon?"
"Why. my dear," was tho reply,
"corks always cost five cents, don't
they?" New York Times.
entire session, July 2, 1821, was taken
up with this business. Nearly forty
delinquents wero fined from 75 cent
to $1.25 for being "deflelept" ono or
moro ladders, hnvlng ladders in had
condition, lack of bags or buckets, or
for not having their names on them.
All would seem to have gone to the
fires, for no fines are recorded.
VC fitjtMJ &liJ -CL
lt' itrttmp ninl rent" that ruin the world
Willi gired iix tho MiirMiiK tied;
l tn t tlinii'i a banner thiit's mill un
furled With hciri un tho fountain head
The Imiiiirr of luxe fur n fellow iiiuti
Ami linii for ii zeal Intense
To Keep Ituimuilty In the vim
And illycouiit ikillms ninl untM.
I'm dollar mul cent won't nlnios win
Ami wield toit.ii potent sway;
Ttii'in'M xoim'tlihtu t'te Mint In coming In
Ami low will avail fomo day
Old cliilio ait' IniuipH at I lie prcM'iit tltno
In nil Hie different mint,
lint comltiK nine x (lie world a rhyme,
Ami tliu trumps will nil be hearts.
for there's nothing ele In life, lay boy,
That limine' nit so deft.
I'm n In 1 iik ou minxhlm.', hope, nnd Joy,
l.lko the tluoli-lieat on oiir left:
It's all tlieie I III tho world of Mrtfo
With trials and grief linmi'iife--You
eau take some loo at tlio eloo of
tint voti can't take dollais nnd cents,
Many H. Chester, III Clilvniio Inter
t Icon n.
THE STORY THAT TOLD AND SOLD
lly O. K. UI.NKNN
Copyrighted, IM, by Tht AutUort fublltMng Company
Dear Miss Stanley Inclose plenso
find check for jour story, "The Price
of Fame." We will gladly consider
nnythlng else thnt you may euro to
submit. Yours truly,
The recipient of this letter could
hardly bellevu her eyes. It was tho
first remuneration she hail received
for her work during long years of
struggle. Her successful effort was
tho story of a woman who had sacri
ficed lovo to win fame In her chosen
profession, In which she succeeded.
Sho reaped wealth, fame and honor,
but her heart wns not satisfied. Tho
man whom sho had rejectc'., but still
loved, was now bound to another. She
had paid "the price of fame."
The same day on which Agatha
Stanley received payment for her
story, sho read In tho society column
of a daily paper the following:
"Mr. Reginald I.orlmer, the newly
appointed editor of tho Arcadian, Is
said to bo worshiping at the shtino of
Miss Florence Llppincot, n prominent
socloty hello of the city In which ho
A mingled expression of surprlRO
nnd pain came Into Miss Stanloy's
eyes. "I never dreamed that ho was
tho editor who accepted my story,"
she soliloquized. "Did It merit pub
lication, or did lio act from personal
motives, I wonder? Could ho rend tho
author's heart between the lines? If
so, how ho must mock it. Am 1 to
suffer a like fate with my heroine? it
can only be In degree, however, not
in kind; for, is not mine 'tho price of
Reginald Lorlmor nnd Agatha Stan
ley had been playmates, schoolmates
and friends. As they grew to man
hood and womanhood their friendship
had developed into love.
When Agatha was nineteen, her
father died, leaving a largo family in
poor circumstances, and It fell to her
to look to tho welfare of the family.
Some time after Mr. Stanley's death
Lorlmor declared his love and asked
Agatha to become his wife. Feeling
that her duty was at home, and al
though It nearly broke her heart, sho
rejected his offer. She gave nlm no
hope for tho future, and so they
Time passed rapidly. Lorlmor had
gono to a distant city and entering
the field of journalism had made rapid
Mlds Stanley had taken up lltera
ture as her life work, but her Journey
was long and disheartening. At length,
however, her persistency was reward
ed. Ono manuscript placed seemed to
clear the way and her subsequent ef
forts wore accepted with requests for
more. Still, with success standing
brightly before her, there was an
aching void In her heart.
One beautiful morning in early .lune
Agatha was sitting by an open win
dow, writing. Sho seemed unable Jo
By an open window,
concentrato her thoughts; from her
work to tho grand scene outside, and
then to the feelings of her own heart.
As aho sat dreaming of tho old days,
her attontlon wns attracted to a man
coming up the walk toward tho house.
He rang the bell, and as Agatha
opened tho door an exclamation of
urprlso escaped her lips; for there,
befora her, stood Reginald Ixirlmer.
It was the first time they had met
In threo years.
"Miss Stanley, allow me to congrat
ulate you on your success. It is ccp-.talBlfnerlted."
cl.' M. K?4fct KTW
"Thanks; but, Mr. Ioiimcr, higher
praise is duo to you because of your
rapid advancement. 1 slnceiely wish
"I am truly grateful, hot for your
praise, which Is flattering, and for
your sentiments of friendship; but I
would ask you, can success, alone,
make us happy?"
Miss Stanley colored slightly, and
answered: "It depends on whnt onu Is
successful In. Happiness, Itself, Is tho
greatest of achievements, but Its no
qulrement Is dependent upon success
In various directions."
Mr. lxirimer laughingly replied:
"Possibly I have earned the good will
of some budding genius by sending a
welcome check. Hathcr a slim source
should think that a certain Mlsi
Llppincot ought to have first
of hnpplnehs, though, I'm afraid, un
lessIt should bo you, Miss Stan
ley" "Why me, more thnn others you
have helped. Mr. Lorlmer? I should
think thnt a certain Miss Llppincot
ought to have lirst place."
"Miss Llppincot! I do not Know
that I have dime nnythlng to merit
her good graces."
"Haven't you? This would seem to
contradict you," she said, handing him
the paper in which she had rend the
Item concerning him.
When he had read his mirth was
uncontrollable. Finally regaining com
posure, he said:
"Well, well! That Is news to me.
Whoever wrote that notice must havo
been under some strong mental hallu
cination. The Idea of associating my
name with that of Miss Llppincot.
whom I have met but n few times.
No frivolous creature like her for a
staid chap like myself. A sensible
women Is what I want. Agatha
Miss Stanley, do you know why I have
conic hero today? Simply to tell you
that I havo waited patiently for a dif
ferent answer to the question I onco
usked you. Tho outward obstacles
then in tho way are now removed.
You aro on the road to Independence.
Is thero any other barrier? Havo I
waited in vain, and must I, too, pay
'the price of fame?'"
The story that sold has also told.
A New Enemy of Whisky.
The Shawnee News gives a novel
remedy for the "drink habit" or.
"sworn off" to remain "on the water
cart." It conslhts of ico water drunk
through a raw potato. Peel tho potato
mid cut down ono sldo of it until it
can bo easily Inserted In tho mouth;
dip tho potato in water and buck It
every time a craving for strong drink
comes on. It Is claimed that this
treatment will eflecl an absoljito cure.
The wh and wherefore are not stated,
but tho process Is such a slmplo ono
that there can be no harm in trying
It ir ono Is afflicted with a thirst
which ho really desires to lose. Kan
sas City Journal.
Condensed eggs are being largely ex
ported to South Africa and aro moot
ing with a ready sale. Fresh eggs aro
from 85 cents lo $1.80 a dozen In Jo
hannesburg, so that tho substltuto Is
welcomed. It Is prepared by depriv
ing tlio ordinary fresh egg of its su
perfluous water and by adding sugar.
The mixture Is then inclosed In tightly
scaled canisters, fifteen eggs to tho
pound. When unsealed tho compound
with a little added wnter Is whisked
rapidly and, according to a British
consular report, cannot be told from
the fresh egg.
HOANGHO A CROOKED RIVER.
It Is 2,600 Miles Long, Draining 750
000 Square Mlleo.,
The most crooked river In tho world
Ih tho Chinese river Hoangho, or Yol
low river. It Is crooked both In habits
and shapo and u moro uncertain
stream cannot be found, for It Is sub
ject to sudden changes or depth, vol
ume mul channel, snyn tho Montreal
Family Herald, lleloro the great floods
of ISoJ-Il Its outlet was 1100 miles
south of Its present mouth.
Tin Hoangho, In Its course, of 2.C00
miles, drains nearly 750,000 square
miles of land. Its crookedness can bo
gathered from the following facia:
Flowing from tho Kuen Luon moun
tains, It rims northwest, then north
east, theii changes to east as far as
llanchtiw, whence It flows duo norlli
to Diinehu. Hero It takcu u complete
curve eastward for some 200 miles,
then abruptly goes direct south. For
some I'.IIO miles It flows on to Tung
chow, thou changes to nn easterly di
rection to Himlklug. Avoiding Hh
former bed, It llnnlly flows to tho
northeast anil enters the sea at tho
Gulf or Pcchlll.
Other very crooked rivers aro tho
nrahmapootra, tho Niger, tho Volga,
the Mississippi and the Jordan, but
these aro far behind the noangiio lor
Irregularity or course.
SOLITUDE DRIVES TO MADNESS,
Effect of Life In Far-Off Siberian Set
tlement. Harry do Wlndl, tho explorer,, de
scribes In a recent book Smlnl-Ko-lymsk.
a dismal Siberian Hottlemcnt In
tho nrctlc regions. While tho expedi
tion party was thero tho placo had ii
population or 1100, fourteen being po
litical offenders, tho romulnder offi
cials, criminal colonists nnd nallven
or the Yakute, Lamuto or Tunguso
races. This outpost drlvoB ono to In
sanity; thero Is not n single person of
perfect mental balunco among the ox
lies the author saw thero. "A couplo
of years usually makes them slinky,"
said tho official, "and tho strongest
minded generally becomo childish
when they have been hero for live or
six." "Hut why Is It?" I nsked. My
friend walked to tho window nnd
pointed lo tho mournful Btroot, the
dismal hovels and frozen liver dark
ening In tho dusk. "That," ho said,
"and the awful silence. Day after day,
year after year, not u sound. I havo
stood In that street at midday and
heard a watch tick In my pocket.
Think of It, Mr. do Windt. I myself ar
rived hero only n few nouths ago, but
I shnll soon hnvo to got away for
a chnnge, or " and ho tapped IiIh
forehead significantly. ,
1 . i r f
His Monumental Bluff.
When Hrander MatthowB went tn
his club ono evening not long ago, ac
cording to tho Uookmun, ho wont to
the letter box and looked through tbo
compartment marked "M," and found
In it a very peremptory dun from a
tnilor. Mr. MatthewB was pustzlod, an
ho had no dealings with tho Insistent
tnilor, until ho again looked at the
envelope nnd found that ho'had un
wittingly opened a letter belonging to
another member of tho club; bo ho
put the hill back Into tho cnvclopo
and returned It to the compartment.
As Mr. Matthews wiih turning to go
ho noticed tho member for whom tho
bill was Intended coming toward tho
letter box. A mlnuto later ho camo
into the reudlng room, whero Mr. Mat
thews was sitting with several others.
Taking from Its, envelop the bill, bo
rend It .attentively for u row minutes,
sighed, tore it Into bits, then with a
wink and the leer of an Invincible con
queror commented: "Poor, Billy llttlo
His Misery Complete.
When the doctor camo to soo what
ho could do for tho Horllhy fainllj. by
whom ho had been hastily summoned,
he found Mrs. Herllby In bed', "hoi Tale
and head adorned with plaster and
bnndages, and Mr. Herllby Bitting lt
solid misery at her bedside.
"Cheer up. Tim " said file doctor,
"she'll pull through all right. -1 don't
believe thero aro any bones broken."
"Don't be troyln' to ralso mo molnd,"
said Mr.'Heiilhy, darkly, "for it's im
possible, dochter. Hero 01 had her In
sured against accident or ivcry kolnd
only roor days ago, an' paid down, mo,
$5 as prompt as any man cud, an' be
fore the weuk Is gono bIio falls down
stairs wid a bucket o' coal, an' now
luko nt her, marred from ind to Ind!"
Woman Sexton of a Cemetery.
Another Mcrldon vomnn ban taken n
position unusual for tho fair sox. Mrs.
Annie Gibson has been appointed by
tho Selectmen as soxton of tbo East
cemeteo, which Is owned by tbo town.
Her property ndjolna the cemetery,
nnd for many years sho has hud n
subcontract for curing for tho yard.
Tho position has no salary, but for
every gravo Hint Is opened $4 Is paid
to the sexton and out of this uipount
sho will havo to pay about half to tho
gravedlgger.' Many people owning
plots call upon tho sexton to keep tho
plots In order and for this work sho
will reall7 3 n fair Income. Hartford
A riimsin, windy minuet.
Through the whimpering, leafless trees,
A slldU winter evening
Creeping In aureus tlio leas.
A snapping, crackling oak-log
In tlio iiuclont, blackened Krate,
Th wrnlthn nt old-tlmo faces
That tho thin, red" flumes create,
A plpn of sweijt tobacco
And u stoln of ilpened brew,
A shelf of tales and vuuus,
An easy chair und you.
Slr.gMne no birds and sunshine,
No field and sides of blue.
Nay, Just a winter evening.
Homo boohs, u grutr and you.
Frederick Palmer In Rochester Dtiat
crat und Chronicle.
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