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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (June 17, 1904)
Our morning wlnn
A motn In a vn'i'"
All titilril Id Oi'iiiuti
Miv i-ie mid I
1 In my iniiMi-nhtT-tumliln rlntlic.
Willi m me .it the Minlitiie' mercy;
She wllli her hut tspiml down to her
Ami lur noff tln"'d vice vira.
1 Illi my nul. in tet. nr.rt tnv hooks,
Ami a liintiiir nf In nc Mf on ik'i'pk;
Sin wllh tin- Imlt of lur comely looks,
At.il tin- ulnu of In r guldtn tron'S.
f-n wo at down In thr simile nf n ilke,
Wheir thr while pond lllle teeter.
Ami I went to iimiIiik like iiiiulnt olil Ike,
Ami shu like Simon l'etfr.
All iln.r 1 Iny In t lie light nf hrr fes,
Ami ilniiitilly wmIi'IiiiI ami wultvil.
lint tin- iili urn- iiinnlnK "nil wouldn't
Ami tin' Inltir alone win halted.
h'o win-n the time for tlipnrturr cninc,
M Ii.ik w.i ai lint as a flounder,
l'.ut Hr-1-1 1 luiil lit inly honked her
A htitiiiied-nml-eightv -pounder
"1 can never thank you, Miss Ca
row," began Tom Stanton for the
nlxth time within half an hour.
Ho titood in front of the big. open
fireplace in the Carew sluing room,
very wet and disheveled. Ills over
coat nnd hut, soaked likewise, hung
on the hack of a ehnir before the lire.
A pair of skates lay on the Moor.
"In only one way, ou may," nn
Hwered Diana, at last.
She spoke ns If she had suddenly do
tr rrnincd to say something upon which
he hail been iKindcring. Uuch time
Stanton had tried to thank her she
had artfully turned the conversation
Into foreign ihannels and Ignored his
expressions of platitude.
"Hive me your Mlemn oath," she
continued, "that you will neer nFk mc
to marry jou, and I am fully thanked
lor -hat I haw done. Yes, I know
that sounds presumptuous. Mr. Stan
ton, but nowadays persons labor un
der the drluslon that If n Kill doea
Minif () Koine little HiIiik like I did
fot a man, that he Is in houor bound
to ask her to marry him. I won't
have It, no promibo."
She looked as well as he did In
lunvy wet clothliiK and with his hair
curling recklessly about IiIr broad,
Hut yon save" he begun, but was
"Don't don't date to say it! I did
not!" And Miss Carew stamped her
"Hut you did; you saw mc flounder
liiK about amonK the chunks of lee nnd
you ran all the way. at a irient risk
t ye.irseir, and pulled me out. I was
fi-olish to skate on such dangerous
Ice. I could never have crawled out
befotc 1 was frozen so there! I
must refute your denial. "What do you
mil It, Miss Carew?"
"Never mind, only Rive me your
promise. It was mere luck that I hap
pened to be In the window of my room
nnd saw you k ! ' 'now tJl a,r
holes in the slouph. living so near.
Your promise?" she wild Interroga
tively. "Is that quite fair?" he usked. "Sup
"No, 1 won't! 1 would never, never
niarry'n man who thought I had saved
his life even If It were years and years
atterwards. 1 should alwajs feel that
lie asked me out of Kiatltudo."
"Hut I won't feel that way," Fnld
Ktanton, honestly feeling it might be
line, but smiling down at the look of
despair sh gave him.
"There jou are. this very minute."
she argued, "before you hnve known
me an hour, already contemplating It.
O please promUe!"
Diana was so earnest thnt Stanton
Don't don't dare to say itl"
mopped smiling and turned his other
tide to the fire beforo answering.
"I'll promise on the condition that
jou will permit mo to continue our ac
quaintanceIf I may come to see you
.and learn to bo friends. I could not
Jj thank you in a lifetime for whnt you
Lave dono, bo we will let that pass.
It wns bravo nnd "
Ho was going to say sweot. hut re
trained wisely. Neither did ho tell her
he bud the wet belt and tie which sho
had knotted together. He would keep
A that always.
IRfiAimraMaw.irj i.fc.n'WU.jJS1.! i'HII"!
F I S H J ff G
prlnp was In lif
uriijn ii ml grrn,
"Very well, now promise," he said,
extending her hnnd.
He took it in nls. "1 promise. Miss
Carew, never to ask you to marry me
out of gratitude," he said.
"No, no, no!" shu cried, hopelessly,
and taking her hnnd abruptly from
him. "Promise never, under any cir
cumstance!), to ask me to marry ou."
He hesitated while he looked earn
estly Into her eyes. And because he
saw a troubled, engcr expectancy In
her expression he tool, her hand again
and said, "I ptotnlse." Hut he was
-orry the moment the words had loft
Now that she had extracted her
promise Diana chatted on merrily with
"Is it all figured out7"
Str.nton, and long beforo he was dry
enough to go out of doors she hnd
learned why she had never teen ''im
He had only the night before -ome
to Cedar Itaplds and, In wandering
about to get his bearings In the town
beforo taking up his duties with his
firm, had come uiton the Kittle Slough.
He had secured tome skates at a near
by shop and Diana knew the rest.
In due time he came to call. Only
one subject was tabooed when they
were together, and that was the skat
ing accident and the promise.
"Diana," said Tom tine nlglit he
had called her Diana for some time.
"I did not promise lo refrain from
telling you I love jou, and I do! I
loe you better than anything In life,
and If jou can't figure out some way
out of my dlfllculty. I shall be sorry
your were In your window that morn
ing. I shall. Dlonn!" He tried to
take her hands and to force her to
look at htm.
"Tom Stanton, don't jou dare!" she
said, laughing at his seriousness. "You
nre dangerously near breaking your
promise, and I won't pull yon out If
you go ovet the brink us I did on the
Almost a year after Diana had ex
tracted her promise from Stanton she
came Into the room where ho wns
walling for her nnd sat down beside
lilin on the couch.
"Hnve you a pencil nnd paper,
Tom?" she asked. "I want you to
figure something for me." Sho moved
close to him.
"Hut first, Tom, are you quite, finite
sure that you love mo that you would
have loved me nnyway? No " she
said, repelling his attempt to take her
hands. "Tell me."
'Yes, positively sure, Diana," he
said, earnestlj'. "Are you going to
"Nonsense!" she cried. "I Just
wanted to be sure; I will never re
leaso you fioni that promise."
Silence fell between them for a mo
ment. Ho was thinking of how many
times within I he jear she had raised
his hopes, only to dash them to the
ground aguln. And yet ho loved her.
"Now put down the figures I tell
you," she said, nicer a minute, "and
don't ask questions. One. '
Ho put a figure one on the paper.
Beside It a nine," said Diana. He
"Nuught! Four!" Hald Diana, excit
edly. "Very well," said Tom.
"Now divide It by four," she said.
"Four hundred nnd ficventj'-six," ha
road, when lie finished. "Well, whnt
of It?" Ho wais mystified beyond ex
pression. "Is It nil figured out?" she asked.
'And can't yon seo tlint 1004 Is do
visible ly four und thnt It's leap yenr,
u-.ui O, Tom, 1 lou yon so. Wont
you uinrry mo? Please do," slit" cried
And If taking her In his arms anil
holding her ns It he would never let
hoi go again was giving a positive nn
swer. Diana's leap year proposal was
accepted. Kuby Douglas, In Huston
GARDEN OUT OF PLACE.
Mistake Wat in Locating It on Base
Hmry Turner Halley, until recently
State Supervisor of Art of Massachu
setts, says there Is a wrong and a
right way to Induce the children to
loo the benutlful, and he tells the fol
lowing story as an Illustration. A
superintendent of schools, during the
vacation period, nuule a beautiful gar
den in a school yard, thinking that It
ho made It beautiful enough the boys
would not destroy It. With September
a lot ot energetic boys came back to
school, and In a few weeks the garden
was trampled down and ruined. The
townspeople were Indignant at the iuf
lianly behavior of the schoolboys, and
spoke of them in rather harsh terms.
Katly In the spring there wns n
change of superintendents, and the
new tnnn heard almost immediately of
the spoiled garden. He went up to
the school and made friends with the
hoys, and thou ho said, "You boys
don t like (lowers, do you?"
They declared emphatically that
"Then why did you ruin that flower
garden?" he asked.
"Well," said the spokesman of the
crowd, "they ought to have known bet
ter than to make It on our baseball
COULD NOT FOOL DARWIN.
Great Scientist at Once Settled Status
of the Bug.
.Miss Daisy Loiter has brought back
from London n story about Charles
"Two Kngllsh boys," suld Miss Loi
ter, "being friends of Darwin, thought
one day that they would play a joke on
him. They caught a butterfly, a grass
hopper, a beetle and a centipede, nnd
out of these eronturos they made a
strange, composite insect. They took
the centipede's Innly, the butterlly's
wings, the grasshopper's legs and the
beetle's head and they glued them to
gether carefully. Then, with their new
bug In a box, they knocked at Dar
" 'We caught this hug In a field,
they said. 'Can you tell us what kind
of n bug it is. sir?'
"Darwin looked at the bug and then
he looked at the boys. He smiled
"'Did It hum when jou ennght It?'
" 'Yes,' they answered, nudging one
" Then,' Raid Darwin, lt is a hum
The World Beautiful.
Oh. ilwillrrs on tin- lowly lartli.
Why will p In rale ciur rest ahil mirth
To winrj us with nultli'HM prajiT?
Why will )h toil ami take surh emu
For t'hllilii'U'x I'hllilri'ii y-t unborn.
Anil triiriii'i storo of xtrlfi- anil corn,
To Kiiin a ft uric t t-iiif)iilii-recl name,
;uml'tMl with lies and tolled with
Anil If Dm goilsi onto not for jou,
What x IIiIk foil) ye innxt do
To win untie riKirtiil's reptile heart?
lilt. fonl when each man plays Ilia part,
Anil IkiiIh his fellow uttle inure
Than tlutf bltiu wuveo llut kl?s tha
Take in rt! of how the ilnls'es prow,
oh. fool"' mill if ye ronM hut know
Mow fall a u oild to you Ik Klvun,
O hioiMler ni the hills ot ha"i.
When for my sins thou ilrnwrt rue fortli,
lliulM thou forgot what thlc wan worth
Thine own hatul tnaileV The team of men,
Tne ileiith or Ihiee score years und ten,
The In intilliijt of the ItmurnijK rare
Und llii'xe tlilriKR en hi dimmed the place
Thine own hand made, thou cmiUM not
To what a heavn the enrth iiiIkih glow,
ir rear, hi'tifiitii the eartn wire laid,
II hope lulled not, nor love deaeJ.
Wooing Done by Music.
Among the Yao Mldos, one of the
many Hurmese-Tartar people. Hie
young men woo their wives absolutely
without words, hut to the sound of
music. On the first day of winter they
have a great feast, ul which all the
marriageable girls gather and listen
to the music made by the bachelors,
v.ho sit under the "desire tree," each
playing his favorite Instrument. As
tne maiden he loves passes him the
youth plays louder and more feellnglj'.
If the girl ignores him and pnsses on
he knows that she will have none of
him; It bho steps up to him and lays a
flower upon the Instrument he Jumps
up, ginsps her by the hand, taking
care not to drop the flower, and they
go away together.
How Did He Do It?
Charles M. Schwab Is still telling
his trlends his amusing experiences
while abroad. One or these relates
to an Inscription ho saw on the pltf
card fastened to the breast of a beg
gar In Paris. Hero is the literal trans
lation: "Gentlemen and Ladles Kindly ns
slst a poor man who has lost both his
arms and is compelled to hold out his
hands for alms." New York Times.
As Is not the case with many present-day
celebrities, no ono could Justly
accuse Richard H. Stoddard with be
ing puffed up with nn exaggerated
Idea of bin own greatness,
"Well," said a friend to him several
years before his death, "tho paper
will say a lot nbout you when you
"My friend," was the poet's quint
reply, "1 will scarcely he mentioned."
" WttffKtfW-T "f '.-
How Shellfish Talk.
Many seamen will tell of curious
clicking Miunds heard on calm nights
at sea, and the origin of the noise
seems so altogether unaccountable
that It has often created some alarm
among superstitious usheunon.
A distinguished naturalist made n
careful stud) of the sounds on many
occasions nnd found that It was not
a sustained note, but made up of a
multitude of tiny ones, each cleat and
distinct in Itselt. and ranging from
a high tieble to a bass. When the
ear was applied to the gunwale of the
boat the sound giew more Intense,
and lu some places, n:i the boat
mocd on, it could not be hcaid at
On other occasions tne sounds to
sombleil the tolling of bells, the boom
ing of guns and the noise of an
Aeolian hat p.
l'"or a long time he was unable to
trace the cause, but at length dlscov
eicil that the miiiihIs were made b the
shellllsh, hundreds of them opening
their shells and closing them with
shall) snaps. The noise, parti) inul
lied b the water, sounded Indescrlb
ably weird. He was finally led to the
conclusion that, as the siiclllitsh made
he sounds, they piobably had sumo
meaning, and that the clicks might
possibl.x lie a warning of danger when
the shallow water was disturbed by
Sky-High Orchestra, This.
Uvery boj or girl who has lost any
pigeons to the hawks should know
this Utile, trick the Chinese play on
the raiders of their pigeon Hocks.
A missionary in China writes:
"Walking near Peking one da I heard
it long-drawn whistling In the air.
Looking up, I saw a Hock of pigeons
overhead. 'What1' 1 exclaimed, 'do
Chinese pigeons whistle?'
"There was a Chinaman pnsslng,
nnd I asked him about It. He took
from his dress a set of small bamboos,
Joined with line wires ns in the ac
companying sketch and handed them
to me. It weighed only a few penny
"'That Is what mnkes the whist
ling.' said he. 'We tie thee to the
backs of carrier pigeons, looping the
strings around the roots of the wings.
When the pigeon Is Hying the wind
rushes into the bnmboos and makes
them whistle. This scares away the
hawks, so that the pigeon can bring
Its message safely. Sometimes there
Is only one bamboo whistle; but If
there are more they are assorted so
as to make a harph sound when blown
all ut one time."
The little bamboo whistles niut bo
made with care in order not to put
too heavy & weight on the jitgeons;
but no American boy need tie afraid
to try to do what a Chinaman can do.
Uesldes keeping off the robber hawks
every owner or pigeons can have a
Tale of a Mirror.
Dear girls and boys, did you ever
think of the stories treasured In thnt
large mirror of which you have to be
so careful? Would you ever suspect
from Its shining nppearanco that tho
great glass has grown old by looking
Ail kinds of pictures have been set
within its frame; many of your own;
some laughing und bright, others
pouting nnd sad. The peculiar thing
nbout a mirror Is that It always gives
jou back exactly what you bring to it.
There would bo tho boys and girls
sliding down the Jjuluster and father
hurrying out to save the cl.nudeller;
thete you would all be around tho pi
ano singing "My Country, TIs of
Thee," and there oh! there Is your
birthday party! Oh, look at the chil
dren's gay clothes and see the pretty
decorations! Can jou see farther
back there In the corner whero
mother's great-grandmnmma looked
when sho was little? And her cousin
.lack In his pink satin clothes bowing
before the pretty little lady. Their
games were stately In those dajs. No
romping for them.
Little Nellio, dancing up to exnmlno
her new dresses, never guesses what
sad picture might have been the be
fore hers, and how her fresh beauty
would brighten It. How the old mir
ror must feel llko coming from tho
wall and taking n turn with thnt
round-eyed little maid. It surely must
love the little folks even better than
the grown-up people, for they do cot
tuke It so many cares.
Blowing a Penny.
This seems hard to do, but boys
who have done it say It Is easy.
Place a pemiy In the bottom of a.
wine or mouse glass, cover It with a
dollar, and then, without touching
either coin, blow the penny out or
the glass, while the dollar remains
To do this, blow sharply on the'
side or tho dollar which Is next to
jou. Your breath will cause It to
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tilt ovi r as though It wete on an
Keep on blowing, und a curt cut of
air will be piodiiccd which will sweep
up the pi'tiny and hut I It out of the
Try the trick and see what success
you hnw wllh It.
A Spool Gun Easily Made.
Heie Is a gun that can be made In
a f w minutes, (let two rubber bands
and a good sized spool fioin which the
The Gun and Arrow.
thread has been taken. Fasten one
rubber upon the spool by binding It
tightly with the other. Thn arrow Is
any thin stlckthat will slide easily
through the sjmioI. The best arrows
are nuule of dowels which aro three
feet long and one-fourth Inch thick.
These may be purchased at any hard
ware store at a cost of one cent each.
Sharpen one end or the arrow and
out a niche in the other.
To use, place the atrow In thn spool,
put the rubber in the niche and pull
both rubber and atrow out as far as
possible. If the spool Is held in the
lert hand and the rubber Is strong
enough It will Uioot the nrrovv fully
fifty feet away.
Worme Our Friends.
AHer you have toad this Utile ac
count about worms, go out and look
at some or the Utile things, but treat
Worms are not precisely blind, but
they can only see well enough to tell
the ditTeronce between light and dnrk
ncss. They have, however, a wonderful
sense of touch. They can hardly smell
at all, and are quite deaf. They
hri attic thiough their skins, having
They can crawl liackvvatd and for
ward and curl up into any position.
If by accident a worm Is cut Into
several pieces It does not necessarily
die, because If Is so made that each
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A KITCHEN RANGE TO PUT UP.
This diagram represents a kitchen
range, though you would not, perhaps,
suspect It. A very little cutting nnd a
little more folding will produce It In
perfect rendition, so thnt It can be put
Into t doll's kitchen. If you follow the
Instructions you will flnrl that there
Is not enough trouble to be worth
mentioning about making it.
Cut around outline. Then fold under
piece can go on living Independently
of the others. Hut the pieces always
do their best to Unci each other and
come together again.
A worm's working year lasts only
about six months, becnuse It cannot
burrow through the enrlh while the
gtotiud Is frozen.
lu these nix' months the worms will
turn over an average of ton tons of
soil to an acre. Think or thnt!
Stones, twigs, leaves and shells will
be thoroughly chewed up and mixed
with it. ,
Then the larger worms do still
more. They burrow down to a great
er depth than the smaller worms, anil
dig canals foi the r.iln nnd molaturo
to How through down to the roots of
the plants and trees.
So. altogether, jou see, boys nnd
girls, the wot ins nre our good friends,
helping to make the eatthgreen and
beautiful and productive for our hem
Plant Was Suffocated.
A New Hampshire man had u very
choice rein which he kept lu his store,
and rearing that It would bo hurt by
ftost during an excessive cold snap
hist .winter he placed It In a tight
showcase with a small lighted lamp
lu one coiner of the case. When ho
came to Hie store In the morning ho(
loutid his fern ruined, not by the frost,
but by the burning out of all the oxy
gen lu the air In tliu case. The plant
bad simply suffocated.
Bottle for a Rain Gauge.
Any boy can make a rain gauge and
measure the amount of n rnlnfall for
The simplest ibrm or gauge con
sists of a funnel with a definite area,
say, 11! Inches, the neck of which lltn
lu a bottle. The rain that falls into
llio funnel runs down Into the bottle,
or course, and the quantity Is meas
ured by means or a graduated glass.
Any boy can measure tho rainfall
for himself. Having provided tho run
nel nnil tho bottle the metnl cylin
der outside Is not essential let him
tit them as described, and then put
them In a level, open plnce, away
from trees and buildings, with Ilia
mouth or the funnel about a foot rrom
the ground. Tho bottlo should bo
fastened lu position, to avoid being'
ovei turned by tho wind, and should!
rest perfectly level.
The Home-Made Gauge.
When the measure Is to be taken
the water should be poured Into n
graduated glass, and the number of
cubic Inches calculated, which will
give the amount to tho area of the
top of the runnel.
.V- I.H. f
and paste to the under part of tho
top of the rnngo tho parts AAA.
Close the front by pasting the flaps
II I) to tho Bides. Then fold so that
the flaps C paste tinder the letters (J
on thn sides.
Paste tho double sides together und
paste the (laps D D to tho top.
Paste K K under tho rim of thoi
runt-'e und the work Is done. '
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