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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (June 21, 1901)
A boy \vas born 'mid little things ,
Between a little world and sky
And dreamed not of the cosmic rings
Round which the circling planets fly.
He lived in little works and thoughts ,
Where little ventures grow and plod ,
And paced and ploughed his little plots
And prayed unto his little god.
But , as the mighty system grew ,
His faith grew faint with many scars ;
The Cosmos widened in his view
But God was lost among the stars.
Another boy , in lowly days
As he to little things was born ,
But gathered lore in woodland ways ,
And from the glory of the morn.
As wider skies broke on his view ,
God greatened in his growing mind ;
Each year he dreamed his God anew ,
And left his older God behind.
He saw the boundless scheme dilate ,
In star and blossom , sky and clod ,
And as the universe grew great ,
He dreamed for it a greater God.
Sam Walter Foss.
A Chronicle of the Sawdust.
IV > BY FLORENCE KINGSTON HOFF
( Copyright. 1901 , by Dally Story Pub. Co. )
Few people peeping within the quiet
room where little Mrs. Cronin rocked
her sick baby could have recognized
her as the original of the flaming post
ers with which the town was literally
plastered. These portrayed a highly
colored female standing erect upon
two ferocious lions with the Stars and
Stripes waving above her head. Yet
they were meant for her , and like the
renowned Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde ,
j Mrs. Cronin lived two different lives
as widely antipodal as theirs. Plain
Marie Blee , before her marriage ,
though known to the circus world as
Mile. Terephine Bellefontaine , she had
been as proud as a queen to become
Mrs. Cronin , for though all of ner col
leagues voted Jim a slow one and a
very poor match for the brilliant
mademoiselle , it was just that veiy
stolidly and tranquil affection which
most endeared him to his little wife.
\ \ \ Jim was a keeper in Robinson's Gi
gantic Menagerie , and day after day
he went patiently on with his work ,
cleaning the animals' cages and doling
out their rations , without one single
yearning in his honest soul for any
more ambitious position , while he did
it all so quietly that the savage brutes
heeded his presence no more than that
of the flies buzzing through their
He and Marie were married in the
spring and had been blissfully happy
for a year on Jim's modest earnings ,
which , though not munificent , were
amply sufficient for their simple needs ,
but when the blue-eyed baby came to
Wv YjU *
"Oh , Take Them Away ! "
The Original of the Flaming Posters ,
complete their happiness , Marie found
in this new responsibility a stimulus
for further activity , and when the lit
tle boy was five months old , she in
sisted in spite of Jim's protests on go
ing back to her work.
Little Jimmy was a sturdy chap whenever
never gave them a moment's anxiety ;
they got a good woman to take care
of him , and with her mind thus re
lieved , Marie fell back naturally into
her old lines , though Diabolo and Cer
berus , her former charges , proved less
tractable than of yore , having been
used for a year and a half to the bru
tal ferocity of Signor Baratti , recently
dismissed for drunkenness ; but she
got on pretty well after a time , the
lions learned once more to obey her
milder methods , and as she snatched
little Jimmy to her breast each day
after the performance , every kiss upon
his rosy cheeks encouraged her to
work on for his dear sake.
During her performances Jim was
never very far away , for those were
his off-duty moments , aad though two
big guards stood always at the gate
of the lion cage , whose interference
had never yet been necessary , it
seemed to the honest fellow that his
whole happiness hung by a single
thread , and in his loving heart truly
he died daily.
And now the baby had fallen ill and
though his nurse assured them it was
nothing serious and that spasms were
quite common with teething children ,
Marie felt as she watched the little
form lying quite still across her knees ,
or again twitching convulsively while
her heart almost stopped beating , that
she simply couldn't leave him.
But , alas ! When she presented her
self before Mr. McGrath , sole man
ager and proprietor of the show , one
glance into his fishy little eyes con
vinced her in advance that any appeal
to his sympathy would be useless.
"Leave ye off from the matinay , is it ?
Now , I'm awful sorry , Mrs. Cronin ,
but It ain't to be thought of. 'Biz is
biz , ' that's my motto. You and them
lions is my most drawin' card , and if
'twas to git about you wasn't goin' to
perform , we might as well close the
circus , for we shouldn't take in a
fiver " here he spat copiously and
conclusively. "I'm real sorry the kid
is sick , " he added , seeing her whiten
and tremble before him , "but I guess
he'll pull through , and you ain't in the
ring over a half hour any way. "
How could she explain to this man
that her courage was all gone , that
every nerve in her body seemed to
quiver and snap , he wouldn't under
stand , and with a sickly faintness
stealing over her , she dragged herself
round to the dressing tent and strug
gled to get into her gaudy tights.
Mother Meachin , who took charge of
the wardrobes , eyed her pityingly.
She'd had children herself long ago ,
and as she saw how Marie shook and
trembled , and hearing the band , knew
mat in a few minutes more she would
be called , she pressed a fiat , black bottle
tle upon her , saying , with real kind
"Take a swallow , dearie ; it'll heart
en ye up a bit ; you are all shakin' like
a leaf. "
But Marie , after only a sip , thrust
it from her , saying , faintly : "No ,
sank you , Mozzer Meachin ; it make
me but more seek , " and then as the
well-known music struck up and she
knew that her hour had come , the old
woman heard her whisper to herself :
"Oh ! bon Dieu des Miserables , pro-
tege-moi de ces betes feroces pour 1'a-
mour de ton Fils unique , " thus she
As she bounded into the lion cage ,
with feet that felt heavy as lead , she
noticed that , for the first time , both
guards were absent , and once more
the deadly nausea seemed to steal over
her. But Jim was there , and he
smiled encouragingly. She struggled
to overcome this hitherto unknown
fear , and prepared to put the lions
through their paces.
Cerberus was tractable enough , but
Diabolo , always uncertain in his tem
per , was unusually impatient this aft
ernoon. But the performance went on
to all intents and purposes just as
usual , and with heartfelt thankfulness
Marie braced herself for the last feat ,
a wild dance over and among the
lions , ending in a final tableau as she
unfurled the Stars and Stripes to the
tune of "Hail Columbia. "
She gave a cut with her whip to
force the lions into recumbent posi
tions , when just as she made her first
pose between them , a huge mastiff ,
which , unnoticed by its owner , had
been creeping nearer and nearer to the
cage , now sprang at the bars , bark
ing fiercely. If you have ever seen
this happen as I have , you already
foresee the result ; if not , I can hardly
picture to you the wild fear , panic
and the fury of the lious.
Still and trembling for one lirief In
stant , they rushed at each other and ,
before Marie could change her posi
tion , she lost her balance and fell
heavily against the bars while the
shock dislodged the tiny pistol always
'n her belt , and flung it far beyond her
reach. Then the lions turned upon
her , their eyes wild with fury.
"Cerberus , Diabolo , " she shouted , as
she struck at them with her whip ,
trying in vain to fix them with her
eyes. But It was useless. Three times
they chased her round the cage while
the audience held their breath.
"The guards ! " gasped the people ,
"Oh ! God , the guards , " their absence
being now noticed for the first time.
Ah ! but the audience had forgotten
Jim ! Snatching the long-handled
fork ( kept for emergency ) , he dashed
at the cage , jabbing and prodding the
lions with its stinging prongs. Nothing
but the knowledge that he must be
outside the cage-door to open it for
Marie , kept him from dashing in
among the lions , whom he seemed to
fear no more than ants.
Then , as for one instant driven to
the end of the cage , they turned again
upon Marire , Jim flung the door wide
open she dashed out and the heavy
iron swung to again , but not before
Diabolo's claws had fastened upon Jim ,
ripping his arm open from shoulder
to wrist , and almost tearing it from
its socket. As he sank upon the
ground a bleeding , unconscious mass ,
Mr. McGrath and the delinquent
guards hurried to the spot.
The audience rose to a man , and
for a moment panic seemed inevitable.
But the thought in every mind that il
was probably all over for Jim , did
more to quiet them than the efforts of
the manager , and as several doctors
hurried from the crowd , and Jim on a
hastily improvised litter , was borne
from the tent , followed by Marie , her
self bleeding from several wounds , the
tinsel and gauze almost torn off her
back , many women and even men
When the lacerated arm had been
dressed and the fractured shoulder set.
the doctors turned their attention to
Marie , telling her that it might have
been so much worse , for though Jim's
left arm would be useless for many
months ( they feared , though they
never hinted it , forever ) , his iron con
stitution and sober habits would has
ten and insure his recovery.
Marie's injuries were mere flesh
wounds , painful , but in no wise dan-
gereous , and though the doctors mo
mentarily expected a total nervous col
lapse , she pulled herself together in a
way marvelous * to behold , seeming to
have eyes , ears and thoughts for no
one but Jim.
The next day , as Jim lay faint and
weak but conscious upon his bed , with
Marie sitting beside him and Jimmy's
cradle close by , Marie said , bravely :
"It is zat you are now to worry about
nossing , my Jim , me , I will work for
bose while you and ze bebe get well. "
Jim smiled faintly , as she leaned
over him lovingly , but his well hand
closed with astonishing strength over
hers , as she said firmly : "That's as
it may be , Marie , but you'll have to
work at something else , for though
I've lost one arm , maybe , I've still got
the other , and you and me has quit
the circus business for good. No , " as
she seemed about to interrupt him ,
"I've said my say , and though I don't
put my foot down often , it's down this
time for keeps. "
And it was just at this juncture that
their good landlady handed Marie a
letter addressed to Jim in a queer , un
formed hand , and while Marie held it
for him , Jim , with difficulty , read as
I'm a plain feller and no saint , but I
do admire a brave man when I meet him ,
and I never see a neater Job than ye
done yesterday. I hear the gal's yer
wife , and If ye ever leave her do the
lion act again I say ye don't deserve to
keep her. As ye may be a bit short till
ye git goin' again , I enclose a trifle
which I shan't never miss from a pile I
made on the trak last week. And ye
Jabbing and Prodding.
needn't never try to thank me , fer I shall
be miles away when ye git this letter
from A FRIEND.
The letter held five clean bills of
one hundred dollars each , and little
Jimmy crowed with delight as the
pretty green things fluttered down
upon the counter-pane.
A Beauty Hint.
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt regularly in
dulges in a sponge bath , which , she
says , affords exquisite refreshment to
tired muscles and jaded spirits. She
finds it an excellent auxiliary in pre
serving her apparently perennial
charm. It consists of half a pint of
alcohol , two ounces of spirits of cam
phor , two ounces of spirits of ammo
nia , five ounces of sea salt , and enough
boiling water to make one quart. The
whole should be agitated thoroughly ,
then rubbed into the skin with the
bare hands. It is excellent to bathe
tne neck and shoulders before donning
One bird tied Is better than a hun
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If you are going to California this
Summer and the Round-Trip Rates in
effect for the Fifth International Con
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good for return until August 31st , can
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Good humor is the blue sky in which
the stars of talent brightly shine.
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