The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, December 18, 1913, Image 8

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Thoro wasn't n cltlzon of the Tlllngo
who wns not ready to admit thnt
Honry Gregg wa a smart young fol
low. "You keep your eyo on Honry. Ho
In bound to bo a rich man Homo day,"
thoy would say.
Tho young man was engnRpd to
Eunlco Rathbono, and had bron for a
'year. People worn wondering why
thoy didn't Rot married but no one
guessed tho truo reason. It was bo
cause Henry was too smart. At tho
go of twenty-ono ho had boon loft
$1,000 In cash. Ho wan then teaching
tho village school. Ho had onco
bought a hog for $3 and sold It for
$r; ho had bought a horso for $25 and
old It for $30; he had bought $lfi
worth of goeso frathors from tho
farmers about and shipped them to
tho rlty and mado a profit of $7.
Thoroforo, ho felt that ho had a right
to clasH himself as a financier, and to
resign his school that ho might de
vote all bltt time and energies to
Tho ox-schoolmaster hud "devoted."
and bIx months had gone by when on
ono of IiIh courting nights ho folmd
lOunlcn loolclng very sober nnd evi
dently troublod In hor mind. When
ho had begged hor to tell him what
was tho matter sho answered: "It's
a matter I don't want to speak about,
but I fool that I roust. It Is about
our getting married."
"I am asked almost every day when
' tho event Is to toko ploco."
"I cannot answer, and fnlkn tmvn
comp to regard It as strange."
"Hut It In tho understanding that
whon I nm $3,000 ahead of the game
wo aro to wed."
"And that leads to another mattor,
Honry. You cannot doubt that I lovo
you, but I am going to talk plainly to
you. As a school teacher you wero a
success ; as a flnnnclor you have been
a failure."
"What right havo you to say that?"
ho asked as ho flushed.
"You began your financial career
with a thousand dollars. How much
of It havo you loft?"
"You moan how much havo I made,
don't you?"
"I moan to say that you haven't
got two hundred dollars loft!"
"Seo horo, Eunice!"
"Don't bluster, Henry. There Is n
general opinion that you are a suc
cosb, but I know better. As your
plodged wlfo I havo a right to know
certain things. As I said beforo, you
aro a failure as n financier, and the
first stop Is to admit It."
Henry Bnt with vory red face and
"You aro a moral, upright young
man. You havo a very good educa
tion. You aro spoken of as smart.
You started out with llttlo worldly
nxporlonce, however, nnd too much
confldenco In yourself. You argued
that becauso you had mado money
on a hog and ono or two other things
you woro a financier."
"I'll not tako that talk from any
woman!" said Henry to himself.
"You did not consult any of tho
buslnoss mon horo." continued tho
girl, "nor did you nsk my ndvlce.
You Just wont ahead with a feeling
that you know It nil. You bought
wheat on a margin for a raiso when
there was no logical reason to look
,for a raise. You Invested In sliver
mlno stocks that had been published
aB a fraud. You put money Into oth
ior things without serious Investiga
tion, and tho result Is tho result."
"And you don't wont to marry a
failure, of course?" said tho lover.
"You aro not a failure. You have
failed In only one thing. Ninety men
out of a hundred do thnt. You may
yet be a success as a flnnnclor if you
will be content to accept nnd follow
tbo advice of a conservative person."
"Ab for Instanco?"
"I am that person!"
"Oh, you aro a financier, nro you?"
"Mighty funny that I should-have
,hoard nothing about It. I thought
you might havo fifty dollars laid by,
but never had a hint that you were
"Thore'a a matter I novor told you
'about, Honry, and I haven't been dis
loyal In keeping it a secret. About
.the tlmo wo became ncqunlnted an
,'aunt died and left mo $2,000. I want
iod to add to It, of course. I havo a
coUBln over at Enfleld. Ho had Just
started a dairy, and wanted mo to put
In aa a partner and enlnrgo tho bust
nosB. I wont over thoro and spent a
iweek posting myaolf. I Irtvostlgatod
,tho business from every point, and
then I Invested my money."
"And how much did you lose?"
"I can soli out today for $3,700."
"But your cousin" has been tho busi
ness hoad."
"On tho contrary, he has done the
work while I have done tho planning,
or most of It. I wnsn't going to sny
a word to you till tho day wo wero
married, bnt It seems that tho tlmo
lias already come. I want you to
show younolf and othorn that you
can make money Instead of loslnc
"And 1 am to go Into tho dairy
"Not at nil. I am golnc to sell out
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and furnish you the capital to carry Lplnco?' a lady nskod nn applicant for
frhrniipti n unlinmn W.. l.Aii i... . . I .t. 4 ..-i.. .i.i
through a schomo. Wo shall bo part
nerB anu uivitio mo pronts fairly.
wo ioso i snau Dear tho loss."
Thoro nro Plontv of neonln u-hn
recall tho rat epldomlc that swept
r.-....w i.,k nwejll
ovor tho mlddlo wost a number of
yearg ago. It coverod five statoa, and
-lV-fuvic-HCU 'oui -tiiamiit iui luiir
was fatal In cities, town and among
tho farmers. It was a sort of cholera
that took a rato off within ton hours
after ho wns attacked, and during
ono single night In tho city of Chi
cago sixty thousand of tho long-tailed
went to their doom unwept. Farmers
who hnd been bothered for years
suddenly found their barns and corn
cribs freo of the post, und thero was
great rojolclng.
Tho rat-trap manufacturers and the
makers of "denth on ratB," found
thcirisclves without customers, and
tho traps thnt had been In uso were
laid aside to rust and bo of no fur
ther uso. Flvo manufacturers In a
single stato mado all- tho traps sold
In flvo states. Six monthB nfter tho
epldomlc stnrted tho flvo manufac
turers had either gone Into bank
ruptcy or had shut down to wait for
a now crop of rats.
It was predicted by various natural
ists and doctors that tho epldomlc
would run for flvo years, and all this
and much more was In tho pnpers and
hnd been rend by Miss Eunlco Rath
bone. As she rend sho saw a finan
cial opening ahead of her.
Tho first thing to bo done was to
got a long leaso of thoso trap fac
tories. Tho second was to buy all tho stock
on hand nnd add to It.
The third was to bo ready to rush
the market an soon as tho oplrtomlc
was a thine of the nast.
Thoso things sho told her lover In
their tnlk that evening, and thoro
wnsn't n point that ho did not scoff
nt. They quarreled and mado up
again three or four times over, and at
Inst It was sottlod that he should be
come her agent Instead of her part
ner. A week lator ho was making his
lease of tho first of tho flvo factories
and within a month ho had them all.
Tho owners felt thnt providence had
sent them a fool and they hastened to
close with hi in on his own terms.
No ono seemed to doubt that tha
epidemic would last tho full flvo years,
aa predicted by the wlso men no one
but tho young lady who was taking a
risk that no men would take.
"Why Bhould It last that long?" sh
asked of her lover. "No epidemic
among humanity lasts beyond a Bea
son, and at tho rato tho rats are dying
off tho disease will soon have nothing
to feed on."
"Hut If thoy aro all gone of what
uso will your traps bo?" was asked.
"Some will csrnpe tho epidemic, as
human beings do, and In a year or
less there will be as many ratB aa
ever. Keep a few hands at work In
each factory. Keep atock boxed up
and ready for shipment."
That epidemic appeared In a night
nnd disappeared as suddenly. It last
ed less than Beven monthB, though It
was estimated that several million
rats fell by tho wayside. For a month
what rodents wero left over were
very modest about showing them
soIvcb In public, nnd then from every
point of tho compass a fresh crop
camo pouring In.
. They came Blngly and In droves.
Thoy camo by tho highways and by
train. They camo by land and lake
and sea. Thoro wore old rats and
young rats. Thoro wero rats from
Now York city, and rats" from Frisco.
Thoy came down from Duluth, nnd
they enmo up from New Orleans.
They tilled tho warehouses of tho cit
ies and tho barns of tho fnrmors, and
they wero more voracious than the
other lot
And a cry went up from flvo states
for rat traps wlro traps wooden
traps any old sort of trap to catch
a rat And the flvo factories worked
day and night and Bent out trapB bj
tho thousand, and there camo a daj
whon tho owners mado liberal offon
to havo tho leases canceled, und MIsi
Eunlco could say to her lover:
"We havo made $18,000 clear profit
from rats, nnd I think we aro entl
tied 'to call ourselvos financiers."
As the young man did not answer
sho queried: "Aro you not satisfied?"
"I was wondering about something
Do you think a good financier makei
n good husband?"
"Tho best sort, I believe!"
And thoy woro wed a month later
(Copyright, 1913, by the McClure News,
paper Syndicate.)
Deer Fight for Two Hours.
After lighting for two hours, two
malo deer belonging to tho Essex
county park commission locked horns
on tho hillside paddock nt tho South
Mountuln reservation, and had to bo
shot to end their sufferings.
It Is Just a year ago sinco a dozen
malned bucks nnd does wero found on
tho reservation. Alonzo Church, sec
retary to tho park commission, sum
moned Doctor Hornaday, of tho Bronx
Zoological garden, to solvo the
mystery. Ho found that It was tho
season when the larger bucks become
vicious, and n number of them were
shot. Recently two other bucks which
had shown murderous dispositions
wero also shot to Insuro the safety of
those that remained South Orange
(N. J.) Dispatch to New York Sun.
We're Coming to It.
Mrs. O. II. P. Uelmont, fresh from
hor long European summer, criticised
at the suffrago lunchrooms In Now
York American life,
"Tho customs peoplo aro lacklug in
politeness," sho snld, ''and tho servant
question is vory dllllcult here.
"I heard a story yestorday that
hardly exaggcrato the diltlculty of tha
sorvunt question.
"'Why did you
lirtffA ... I ..
IUU liusv ui jnmui uiuiu,
"SUure, mum,' tno applicant ro
piled, 'I left becauso thoy insisted on
mo usin tho old-fashioned blplano,
Willi huiui vttuubu lib iiiu Blliuri now
French monoplane that'B all tho u
now.' "
with never a cnanco at tho smart uow
iu I' - -r -- -- --. TwiT-Tit - MfcrMfci tjwB'-awfTy r- v-p "-n rr-i- ji,"Mwr.-Mi-J'i'dbiii it t iftairwTwwFrw rw. m
I Stately and Graceful Gown I bULVt DM MLlIKI MSJwAR
yjjjgJL Home for Convicts' Children JeMiWISCEN
flBV Found Very Efficacious. raljWl!
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FROM the salon of a gifted designer
in Paris comeB this stately and
graceful gown. It is worth much
study aa an exposition of present
styles, without any departure from
beautiful outlining of the figure and
the best management of fashionable
fabrics with brocaded surfaces. Any
of the dark rich colors of the season
- taqpe, corbleu, paprika, wood and
golden browns, sapphire blue.
The skirt is in two pieces, with the
uppermost cut away from tho knees
downward In a "V" shapo. It 1b
draped with three small plaits to givo
it tho fashionable slant, and posed
over an under piece that Is also
caught up a little at the front. This
under pleco Ib not closed at tho back,
and by this arrangement the skirt,
which seoma to hang In so closely
about tho ankles, still gives room for
easy walking.
Thoro Is no attempt at oven hanging
about tho bottom of skirts these days.
Thoy aro correctly draped when the
unoven-hanging caused by drapery 1b
allowed to Bpoak for itself as a part
of tho play. There Is a bodice of bro
caded silk under a small coat of cloth
liko that In the skirt It has a grace
ful neck round, with a narrow ""
cut out at the front. A fine net
gulmpe Is worn under It, which is
round at the neck. The long sleeves
of this bodice are sot in at the arm
eye, but not close fitting In the upper
arm. A fine frill of point d'Eaprit
JUST why pearls and girlhood aro so
associated in our minds Is not yet
fully explained. But wo all recognize
that pearls belong to tho maid before
sho may wear other Jewels with any
dogroe of fitness. Excopt for pretty
Hair ornaments of ribbons and made
flowers thero is toothing that looks
qulto aB "fit" ou tho young girl as
pearls. Tho ornament Bhown hero
Is mado of two strands of pearl beads
Btnnrg on a flno wlro. Thoy nro strung
In links, Joined by largo barouquo
pearl boadB, pjacod botwoon tho links.
Tho band extondB across tho top of
tho ho3 and terminates a llttlo below
gives a perfect finish to the sleeves.
Providing the long shoulder, the
small coat blouses ovor the belt line
at the sides and back. It has a' long
narrow basque sloping away over the
hips and falling almost to the knees.
It is finished with a very wide and
heavy fringe and is wonderfully effec
tive. Similar coats slope away to a panel
at the back, finished at the ends with
a broad band of fur or plush. ThlB
finish haB proved more popular than
the fringe.
A hat with some width of brim is
fitting with a gown of bo much char
acter, and that is what was chosen.
It has tho small, soft crown, which al
most effaces itself, and tho simple
trimming which characterizes the sea
son. Two short full ostrich heads or
a fancy ostrich ornament aro curled
over tho brim In models of this kind,
and the brim usually shows an Inden
tation at ono Bide.
The front of tho under bodice is at
ranged to fall out over the waist line
and is a novelty in arrangement that
Is noteworthy. Altogether this Is an
(enlevement in designing so good that
it will outlive lesB beautiful models
and look well for two seasons or
more. The life of pretty gowns, most
of them costing considerable time and
Bome money, should not be so brief
that the time spent in making them it
not worth while.
the top of the ears at each side. It It
fastened to place with hair pins.
At tho loft side there are three loopi
of the pearls strung on wlro and twe
hanging ends and a knot formed ol
pearl beads strung on heavy thread
and set less close together than In
the band, bo that they fall easily.
The coiffure Is very simple even
for a young girl. As in all the pres
ent designs, tho ears aro coverod. The
front hair Is curled and fluffed about
the face. The back hair Is braided In
loose strands and pinned flat to the
This hair dress is appropriate for
brown haired or blond girls, but is not
so pretty for the girl with very dark
hair or for her who has tho splendid
"Titian" locks. Although very dark
hair, and what Is called red hair, are
so unlike, the same styles of coiffuro
are suited to them both. They must
do tho hair Jn Boft masses, insist upon
Its glossy and refuso to con
sider flutnness or anything approach
ing frizzes.
But no matter what the buo of her
hair or eyes or skin the maid may
wear poarls. They look well and mor
than that on youthful heads of anj
Chenille Flowers.
Chenille flowers aro used for corsago
bonquots now. Thoy are mado of
strings of chenlllo, in heavy, soft
quality, looped Into potals, and mount
ed on croon chenlllo stems, stiffened
with wlro. Brilliant but at tho samo '
tlmo soft shades of red and bluo and
violet and green and yellow aro used.
Theso llttlo flowers havo a charm all
their own, and are especially effectivf
worn on the dull, gloomy days to
which November is famous.
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While Offender Against Society Is
Sent to Prison His Family 8urfer
-Mrs. Booth Meet the
Situation Effectively.
Now York. What becomes of tht
children of convicts? Every day ol
tho year somo man is sentenced to
prison, leaving behind him boys and
girls or both who nro at the mercy
of tho peoplo of the community for
clothing and food, shelter and educa
tion. Tho Judge who pronounces sen
tonco on the erring father and hus
band cannot concern himself about
the mother and children who nro thus
,left behind to shift for themselves.
Justice must grind out her grist, and
the father must take his medlclno for
his sinful ways. It Is tho buslnoss
and common duty of the Judge to seo
to it that the offender 1b sent to
prison for the crime committed. It
Ib, in fact, no one's buslnoss In par
ticular what becomes of the wlfo and
children of tho convict, what they do
for a living while tho father is In Jail.
This condition of affairs, so very com
mon everywhere in America, as well
as In other lands, puzzled that great
prison worker, Mrs. Maudo Balling
ton Booth, who has mado It a llfo
work to seo to It that tho convicts
were given their shade of Justice, aft
er having been sentenced. Sho Is
known tho country over as "Little
Mother," and there are countless thou
sands of hard, harsh men, who will
provo themselves wife-boaters when
at home, who, In Jail, deem It the
happiest hour of their sentence when
they ore interviewed by the little lady.
Thousands of convicts with whom
Mrs. Booth has talked in tho hundreds
of Jails have begged for their children,
to keep them if possible out of the
sinful wayB of the street and city,
to take them away somewhere where
they will bo brought up among whole
some surroundings and a healthy en
vironment. Many pitiful cases of
destitution among the families of the
convicts could' bo cited, which have
come under the direct observation of
Mrs. Booth in the course of her evan
gelistic work in the prisons. She
planned to establish a home for these
Innocent victims of another's wrong-
Home for Convicts' Children.
doing, and recently the opportunity
came to her. In a beautiful placo at
Gwynedd valley, near Philadelphia,
tho work haB been established on a
practical and successful basis. The
buildings were originally designed as
a home for convalescent children.
The main structure is equipped for
tho reception of as many as 75 boys
and girlB, and In addition 50 mothers
may be accommodated when the ar
rangements are completed. The build
ings and grounds, with furniture,
beds, bedding and crockery, wero the
gift of a wealthy, well-meaning per
son, to Mrs. Booth for her use aB long
as sho will ma'ke use of them in the
work she has in view.
Ten acres of ground surround the
buildings adjoining tho home, and are
equipped with many swings and see
saws for tho amusement and pastime
of the children and their mothers. Tho
smaller of the two buildings Is set
apart for the use of the women. The
intention Ib to convert this smaller,
building Into a clubhouse for the
mothers, where they can gather in
tho afternoon and bow and converse
nnd forget their troubles for the time
being at least This plan for reliev
ing the suffering and want of the in
nocent Is rapidly gaining ground.
Metchnlkoff, the Famous Bacteriolo
gist, Wants It to Benefit Even
After Hla Death.
Paris. Prof. Ell Metchnlkoff, the
world's leading bacteriologist, director
of tho Pasteur Institute In Paris, hat
willed his body, when he dies, tc
eclentlsts, whom he gives permission
to do what they like with it This wai
admitted by Metchnlkoff,
"I insist, however," he added, "that
my remains must bo interred In the
cemetery nearest to tho Pastour Insti
tute. I expressly stlpulato in my will
that my body must not bo carried any
farther from my homo than tho Mont
parnnsso cemetery, which Is a short
distance from hero."
Jfctclinllcon said ho was continually
receiving offers of important appoint
ments In tho United States, England
and Germany, but that ho was deter
mined tho only cbango ho would ovei
mako would bo from tho inutltuto tc
tho grave.
Vicious Old Animal, Angered at Un
seen Pest, Aroused Officers and
Man, Saving Fifth Corps.
"Ever hoar how an old army muU
saved tho Fifth Army corps at San
tiago?" asked a captain In the Third
cavalry.' There was a general mur
mur among the captain's auditors
that signified that ho couldn't tell too
much about tho wonderful exploit of
the much-maligned animal, and with a
fow more puffs at his cigar he be
gan: "Wo had taken San Juan hill and
our line holding It wns too thin for
safety, though the talk about with
drawing came only from peoplo whd
gave all the orders but were not at
the front. There was a feeling of
nervousness and restlessness among
the men that didn't help tho situa
tion. An order to retreat would prob
ably have meant a frightful panic and
nil the officers were filled with anx
iety and sending back urgent mes
'ages that tho line Bhould bo held at
all hazards, but that reinforcements
must be pushed forward at once In
order to hold tho position. This wai
tho situation when nn army mule be
gan to get in his work. '
"PerhapB It was a snake or one ol
those big land crabs that sttrted him,
but whatever It was he began to kick
as though determined to level1 the
whole camp. Crash after crash sound
ed through tho camp in his imme
diate vicinity as camp chests, kettles,
and accoutrements went flying In all
directions from tho force of his rap
idly working heels. Some recruits
near by were awakened and thrown
into confusion and they rushed about
yelling and screaming In the full be
lief that they had been surprised by
a night attack of the Spaniards. In
their terror they began firing In all
directions and In ten minutes the
aroused officers had the whole camp
under arms nnd ready for the momen
tarily expected attack.
"That blessed animal could not
have been more timely In commenc
ing his work of destruction. It seemed
providential, and I'm fully convinced
that heaven Inspired the act, for the
Spaniards did attempt a surprise a
short time afterward, but the mule
had tho camp under arms and fully
prepnred for the enemy ten minutes
before the scared sentries came tear
ing In with the news and found to
their surprise and Joy that the offl
cers bad the men well In hand and
with their faces to the enemy.
"Coming nfter the defeat of the day
before, It must have taken all the
heart remaining out of the Spaniards
to And us nil up and ready for them.
A storm of bullets met tho first rush,
and thoy were thrown back utterly de
feated nnd demoralized. Tho attack
waB well planned, and with our men
worn out with their constant fighting
for days and lack of sleep, it would
not have been difficult to Btart a panlo
that might have ended in tho utter
rout of tho Fifth Army corps. Onco
started, nothing could havo stopped
the demoralization, and with only the
narrowest kind of a road on which to
retreat, it in not too much to say that
It Is more than probable that the
whole corps would have been crushed.
Thoro were scores of us In camp that
night nfter the repulse of the enemy
who believed that Just as a flock of
geese frightened the enemy and saved
ancient Rome, our vicious old army
wule saved the Fifth Army corps."
Getting Posted.
Henry Dyke, of a Tennessee regW
ment, once took on too much brandy,'
and Col. Byrd called him up to hla
tent, and asked Dyke If he didn't know
that drinking waa against the regu
"Wha' reg-latlons, Cunnel?"
"The army regulations."
"Nev' heard o' 'em, Cunnel; reatf
'urn to muh."
Henry Bat down promptly went to
sleep while the Colonel read the reg-j
ulattons. When he was about through
tbo laborious task Henry roused him
self and said: "Cunnel, read It over
ngn. There wa' p'ints I didn't git."
"All Slcker'n Your Man."
A commissioner to the Hawaiian
islands was to be appointed, and eight
applicants had filed their papers, when,
a delegation from the south appeared;
at the White House on behalf of
ninth. Not only was their man fit,'
but was also In bad health.
The president was rather Impatient)
that day, and beforo tho members of
the delegation had fairly started la
suddenly closed tho Interview with
this remark:
' ""fiitleman, I am sorry to say that
tlici. are eight other applicants fon
thnt place, and' they are all slcker'a
your man."
Power of Language.
"I can't get that woman to take any
fresh air," complained the young phya
Icinn. "You don't word your advice prop
erly," said the old doctor. "Toll her
to perambulato dally In tho pork, tak
ing copious inhnlntlons of ozone."
Transfer Postponed.
"So you want back your presents?"
"At onco," declared tho girl.
"Well, hero's your photograph and,
your lock of hair. Theso ombroidorecl
suspenders I ufoall havo to mall you."
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