Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, February 06, 1902, Image 6
* f Grandma'sWay % - HANDMA HARRIS was wrap ping up the delicious golden balls of her own make of butler in fra- prnnt. snowy linen cloths , and mental ly calculating what the bijtter and the 20ttago cream , and the four pair of fat anil-kens , and the half-dozen pump kins , and the four barrels of Van Duyn tipples ought to bring In the market vhcn grandfather went to town iu the big wagon the next day. And just as she had about decided that , with good luok , they ought to be alile to buy the piano for P.essie before spring , there carne a step alongside , and she looked up , to see Frank Mer rivale , tall , handsome , with his fall overcoat , wearing a rosebud and a Hjiray of bovardio , and his soft felt hat pushed oft' his forehead. "Oh , it's you. is it , Frank ? " grand ma Han-is said , palling a butter-ball lovingly as she laid it beside a dozen others in the long , shallow basket. "It is .1 , grandma. What are you doing ? Give me a taste don't you know I used always to help you get the butter ready for market ? I haven't forgotten how to tell if it is salt enough. " "Of course ycu have forgotten since you have been such a fine city gentle man. Much you care for anything flown here in the country nowadaj's. " She twinkled him a look from be- "uind her silver-trimmed glasses , whose roguishness slowly changed to solici tous concern as , for the first tim < > since her "boy' . had been home to the farm for a month's visit , she noticed a paler \ look than she liked to see on his face , and a certain uuhappy look in his eyes. "What's the matter , Frank ? " she fin- Ished , suddenly , laying down her last pat of butter , and looking steadily at him. him.He He answered her look with a little , forced laugh. "The matter with me ? Why , bless your dear old soul , 'grandma , there's nothing whatever the matter with me. < Don't I eat and sleep like a plowman ? " "Do you , Frank ? Honor bright , dear isn't there anything amiss with you ? " "Not physically , at all events , " he said , gayly.Then , as suddenly as -gravely , he added , "I don't mind tell ing you , grandma it's Lulu Carroll. * ' "Lulu Carroll ! Has she been tor- -menting you , Frank ? Tell me the whole truth , now mind , " she said , sol emnly. "There's not very much to tell , " he said , with another constrained little laugh. "She doesn't care anything whatever about me , and I can't help making a fool of myself over her. " Grandma Harris covered her butter- rolls over carefully with crisp celery leaves , and then went on : "She doesn't care for you , eh , as omch as you do for her ? Is that it ? " "That's exactly it. " "Did she tell you so ? " "Not in so many words , but all the same , I have been made aware of the fact" "But , Frank , if " He looked coaxingly at her , but she mw the paleness on his dear face was even more pronounced than before , as he gently interrupted her : " ' ' it . I "Don't let's talk about , please. liau'c mean to mention her name to a living soul ; I'd rather endure my sor row in silence , since it seems to be that Lulu Carroll has it in her power to wreck my life for me. I was sure she loved me but she don't. And rhnt's all there is of it. " And after that Grandma Harris went on counting her eggs in silence , while Frank leaned against the shelf and looked at her. And then , afte a few minutes , he went away , and grandma took off her spectacles and wiped the tears from Jier dear old eyes for Frank was the npple of her eye ; and his happiness or misery delighted or wounded her to the very core of her motherly heart. "I darsay he's no worse than other men , " she decided , after dinner that 3ij' . "They mostly do fall in love with the girl that is likeliest to lead 'em a pretty gait I'll put on my brown cashmere and just run over and see bow sister Carroll Is getting on. and borrow Lulu's cream-cake recipe. Frank's master foud of that cream- cake of hers. " And so , whqn Lulu Carroll came flown from her own room , into the sun ny , cozy sitting-room , about three o'clock that same afternoon , she found her mother and Mrs. Harris enjoying a most comfortable chat over their bright knitting-needles. She was such a pretty girl , slender and graceful , with big brown eyes and wavy golden-brown hair grandma didn't wonder a bit that Frank cared so much for her. "Oh , it's Mrs. Harris , " she said , laughing , and showing her pretty white teeth and her dimples. 'Yes , it's me , sure enough. I want ed your cream-calce recipe , dear , and there seemed n good chance for me to get away for an hour or so , so I thought I'd run over myself after it. Frank's very fond of cream-cakcr-he won't get much of it , either , poor fel- Jow. " Lulu was copying her recipe off from "Common Sense , " but Mrs. Harris1 fceen eyes did not fail to see the little flush of color that surged up to the girl's forehead at mention of Frank Merrivales name. "How's that ? " Mrs. Carroll Inquired , interestedly. "Why , didn t you know he. was go- Ing back to New York next Tuesday ? They don't ever have any such creain- cako there , you don't suppose ? " Lulu folded the neat little paper up and handed it to Mrs. Harris , who put it carefully away in her pocket "Yes , Frank's going back to the city this week , and I don't suppose we shall see much of him after this. " Miss Lulu laughed , and shrugged her pretty shoulders. "One would think Mr. Merrivale was going to emigrate to the South Sea Islands , " she answered. "Pie might almost as well be going there , for all the good the neaniess to New York will do us. " The air of mystery about the old lady was bavin ? a most electric effect "Do tell. Mrs. Harris ! " Mrs. Carroll said , laying her gray yarn stocking down. "If you'll both keep It a dead secret , I'll tell you. Frank's going to be mar ried. " A momentary silence followed , only broken by the tic-tac of the eight-day clock in the corner"and the silvery lit tle click of Grandma Harris' needles. Then , although Lulu Carroll felt that her very pulses seemed stopping , that for her the sunlight was forever to be gloomiest shade , she managed to utter a strange , weird llttlo laugh. "You don't say Frank is going to be married ! That is indeed news. Tell him I congratulate him. " Mrs. Harris peered innocently over her glasses at the sweet , pale face. "Just so I folt. Lulu you and Frank 'd been such good friends and that's why I think you ought to be told first Sakes alive ! Tt really can't be four o'clock a'ready and me with a mile and a half to walk , and short-cake to make for tea ! " And the little old lady bustled off , while Lulu put on her red and brown blanket shawl aud her little Derby hat with the sea-let wing , and rushed out into the crisp November air some where , anywhere to be all by herself , where she could try to realize all the sudden anguish and confusion that had come upon her. "It cannot beit cannot be ! Frank Merrivale to be married oh ! it can't be true ! ' And as she walked slowly through the apple-orchard , rustling the fallen leaves as she trailed through them , the big tears fell thick and fast from her wid eyes. Frank Merrivale lost to ner and she loved him so ! She had been so sure of lira , so sure that when she condescend ed to cease her coquetries upon him she could whistle him back to her feet To be married ! With his handsome face , his pleading voice , his passionate L'yes and not to her. With a heart-breaking little sob she eaned her fac ? on her hands , and cried is only a woman can cry when she : ealizes that her true-love is gone for- sver and that too by her own act When she heard rapid footsteps com ing up the same narrow path by which she was going down through the or- . hard footsteps she knew so well , that thrilled her with jealous pain , for she recognized thc > n before she had the L-ourage to lift her face , all tear-stain ed , flushed and wistful , yet prettier than ever to Frank Merrivale. as he passed her with only a society smile 3n his face as he courteously yet cold- iy raised his hai to her and was pass ing on. For just one second it seemed to her Umf her temples , her throat , all her pulses would burst , with the concen trated agony of the moment : should she dare sh2 "Frank ! " she said , scarcely above her breath , In a strangely timid. r 'iiful way. fie turned instantly. "Did you speak ? " "Frank ! Is it true ? " "True ? Is what true , Lulu ? " She trembled perceptibly. "Don't hesitate to tell me don't put off the news I know I deserve to be punished so but you might have known it was I who loved you better [ ban any other girl could ! Oh , Frank I know it is dreadful for me to speak so but 1 must I shall die if I think pou don't know how much I love you aveii if you don't want me ! " He looked astonished. " 1 don't understand you , Lulu. " Her lovely oyes flashed him a pit eous , reproachful glance. "Frank ! " bitterly "don't seek re fuge behind a pretense of Ignorance. I know , and you knowwhat I mean , but but " and she began to sob in a wholly unnerorne-Iike manner , "you might have known how much I loved rouJ" And then , Frank's eyes suddenly be- ; an to shine with a glad glory that had never been in them before , and he re membered what Grandma Harris had said to him , as he started off "Take my advice , boy , and if you happen to meet Lulu don't let her tlunk you're on your inconsolable. " "Lulu ! tell me that again say it again you love me ! " "I do I do I do , Frank , but it's too late now , since you're going to be mar ried so soon ! " "I married darling ? Not that I know of uutil you have promised to have me. Will you , Lu ? " And , with her head on his breast , Lulu told him what Grandma Harris had said. "I understand it all plainly enough It was a loving little strategem to catch Cupid , Lulu. Besides am I not going to married ? Say , aren't don't think we'le very csi ry at Grand ma Harris , are we ? ' * * And Mrs. Frank never makes a cream-cake for her Hege lord but that she blesses the day his grandmother came for the recipe. The Housewife. IN A SWEDISH I.RON MILL. Domnarfvet "Works , the Largest li Sweden , Operated by Electricity. The Domnarfvet Steel Works , belong ing to the Stora-Kopperbergs Company , is the largest iron and steel producing concern in Sweden , and which concern probably has the largest charcoal iron works in the world. The present com pauy is of quite modern date 1878 but iron had been manufactured by Ita predecessors as far back as 1G44. The plant now consists of six ore-roasting kilns , five blast furnaces , two Bessemer acid converters , three basic converters , four Siemens-Martin open-hearth acid furnaces and nine rolling mills of vari ous sizes. The annual output of the Doranarfvei blast furnaces averages13,000 tons. The production of steel ingots amounts to 01,000 tons , by which it will be seen that they do not produce all of the pig iron consumed by them. Only the high est quality of steels are produced , it being claimed that the average pig iron will show but 0.019 of phosphorus 'and 0.01 of sulphur. Water power Is used. The rolling mills and blowing engines are run by directly coupled tur bine wheels ; the smaller machines are driven by about forty electric motors , the current for which , of course , Is also derived from water power. They now have a rolling mill which is run direct ly by electricity , about 2,000 additional horse-power being obtained by electrl cal transmission from a waterfall about three miles away. There are about 7- 000 horse-power produced at the main plant by twenfy-four turbines. The Swedish Bessemer converters are all small , five tons being quite the maxi mum capacity. Cassier's Magazine. Waiters AVho Speculate. Stories of the successful speculation of waiters in popular resorts on "tips" received from the patrons are often true ; but there is the other side that of losses. Said Philippe at Delrnonico's : "If one of our waiters constantly speculates on 'tips' loss and failure are certain to come sooner or later. As in the case of Beau Brummel's neckties , one never hears of the unsuccessful , and their losses. It generally happens that a waiter is successful at first. If he puts the money he makes into real estate he prospers ; but let him continue to speculate and he generally loses his all. I have had some good winnings , but prefer investment in real estate. "Stock speculation really distracts a waiter , " continued the Philippe , ac cording to the New York Times , "and he cannot properly attend to business As soon as we find a waiter getting too engrossed in speculation we discharge him , as he cannot keep away from the ticker , and confuses his orders. One poor fellow nearly went crazy here last winter In consequence of his stock spec ulations. He would forget his orders and call for 'one Western Union , ' when he should have said 'one steak under done. ' and so on , until we had to dis charge him. I do not know what has become of him , but expect to hear he has landed in the insane asylum. " Roosevelt Surprised Him. Alfred Bowker , officially known aa the right worshipful the Mayor of Win Chester , the youugest man in 700 years to occupy that office , on his recent trip : o this country visited the White House , where he was made welcome by Pres ident Roosevelt .lust before sailing for home he said that the most inter esting man he had met in America was the Rough Rider President. "The thins : that most astonished me , " said the Ensrlish Mayor , according to the New York Times , "was his great uud very intimate knowledge of the his tory and character of Alfred the Great Knowing that I was here as the repre sentative of England at the American celebrations , he at once began talking to me of the wonderful king of Wes- sex. There is not one man in 10,000 who knows more about him than your President We had a long chat and he really gave me some ideas about Al fred and the lasting effects of bis reign I Lad uui * hch * of , and I have been a very close student of English his tory , and particularly of the immediate story and trnfHMrn of my own people. If President Roosevelt is as learned on other things as he is in this he Is even a more wonderful man than his admir ers credit him with being. " Didn't Care for Any , Thanks ! A lawyer of this city who gets fish. hungry about once a week dropped into a restaurant the other day to discuss a finny dish. "What have you got in the way of fish to-day ? " he inquired of the waiter. "Snapperback , sir , " was the reply. "I've never heard of that kind of fish before , " said the attorney , "but I'll just try some to see how it goes. " The suapperback proved to be noth ing but a common mudcat about the size of a minnow , and the disappointed man , casting one glance on the unsav ory article , shoved it from him and ex claimed to the sheepish-looking waiter : "You just snap her back and bring me a codfish ball. " Memphis Scimi tar. "Do I anderstand , " said the silk- stocking in politics , "that you desire me. as a candidate , to make contribu tion toward the legitimate expenses of the campaign ? " "Yes , " said the practical politician. "Cough up ! " Somervllle Journal. They say loafing is bard work. Still , we'd like to try Jt . WHEN YOU STRIKE A MATCH Did Vou Ever Inquire How Muny Fol low Your Example ? "How many matches are struck in a single day ? " asked an enthusiastic young statistician , "and how mauv cords of wood and how many tons of sulphur and how many units of heat are represented in the world's daily consumption of matches ? Here is an Interesting problem. Matches , ol course , are not used in all the coun tries of the world. There are many primitive peoples who are still kind ling fires by striking sparks from flinty substances , just as our ancestors did in the long ago. when they made pots and kettles out of clay and stones and knives out of bones and the harder formations in the crust of the earth. Some countries are so damp that matches cannot be used with conven ience. In many of the tropical coun tries which may be classed as civil ized matches cannot be struck on ac count of the dampness except on the rough sandy edge of the box. But in the great an 1 more advanced countries of the world matches are In almost universal use. Exceptions may be found in rural sections that are al most completely Isolated , like some portions of agricultural Germany or remote parts of the United States , for that matter , but these exceptions arc very rare. Getting back to the daily consumption of matches , it is really an enormous thing. The consumption in the United States daily is something enormous. Roundly there are SO.OOO.- 000 persons in the United States. On the accepted allowance of five for each family this means 1(5.000,000 ( families , so right on the jump we would have 16.000,000 stoves which would consume at the very lowest an average of throe matches each and every day , or a total of 48,000,000. In the evening the lamps must be lighted in each of these homes. "Then there are the hotels , the res taurants , the saloons and the business places generally which keep open at night , with their millions of gas je's and lamps , and it is reasnable to as sume that the consumption of matches in those places would equal , if it did not surpass , the consumption in the homes of the country. Mind you I have said nothing about the factories and institutions of that sort , and noth ing about the vast quantity of matches consumed daily by the smokers of the country , the cigarette fiends and the fellows whose pipes are always going out Why , a fortune goes up daily in matches' smoke , and the sulphur and woorl and units of heat wasted iu this way is something startling. Elec tricity has to some extent cut down the consumption of matches , but the consumption is large enough , and the fellows who are to come after us may have reason to deplore our extrava gance in this respect , for wood is get ting scarcer allthe time. " New Or leans Times-Democrat NOVEL RULING IN A PIE CASE. i Man Whose Teeth Buffered in a rant Get * Iamn"e- < . An Interesting case to the public was disposed of recently In the City of Lon don Court by Sir John Paget , Deputy Judge , in a claim made by Andrew Moyes , clerk to the Bank of Tarapaca , 97 Bishopsgate street , against Joseph Lyons & Co. , Limited , caterers , to re cover 10 under peculiar circumstances. Mr. Abinger , the plaintiff's counsel , said that in April last the plaintiff went to the defendants' establishment in Bishopsgate street for some refresh ment While eating a beefsteak pie his false teeth came into violent contact with a buttonbr with the shank of a stud and knocked off two teeth , break ing the plate in his mouth. When he claimed redress he was referred to an insurance company. He had had to get a new set of teoth , which cost him 5 and he claimed another H for incon venience in being without his top teeth for a week. The defendants said there was no re sponsibility upon them. When a mem ber of the public went to a restaurant the pic-sumption was that he was fully equipped with teeth to eat ordinary food. It wass not an extraordinary cir cumstances to find a piece of bone in steak pie , and the plaintiff's teeth ought to have been strong enough to contend with it Sir Johu Paget said there had been negligence on the defendants' part It was their duty to see that the food which they supplied contained no hid den danger alien to its character as de scribed in the bill of fare. When a man ate a beefsteak pie he did not expect to find in it a piece of bone or a button from the coat of the man who made the pie. As to the suggestion that a . man was bound to have a perfectly solid set of natural teeth before he ven tured into a restaurant of high-class caj j erers it was perfectly ridiculous. Firms who provided lunches took the risk of the teeth the public were likely to have. He should find for the plaintiff for 5 the price of a ne wset of teeth , and ? osts , but he could not allow him any- Jiing for inconvenience. Beware ol * Xeedless Words. Don't write "photo , " "photo only , " 'printed matter , " "calendar" or any Jther descriptive phrase on mail pack- iges unless you desire to pay first-clas- ) ostage rates. Most people do .vithout knowing that it increases- rate. Packages should have no in- lorsement whatever on the wrapper es- iept that which strictly pertains to the return card and address. Clothing that fits does not seem to be 'ashionable this year. Look at the over- joats worn by the men , and the cloaks > rorn by the women- Lack of sense is too often blamed on ack of confidence. MANY BOLERO SUITS. NUMEROUS AMONG SPRING MOD- ELS FOR SPRING WEAR. Outdoor Affairs Are Moatly Simple , and Few Striking Fancies Are Uccu Blonae Fronts Continue , Though Quieter in Cnt and Color. Vow YorW correspondence : I NLESS a quick shift is made soon , bolero suits will be as numerous In spring as they have been recently. They nre present in im pressive numbers among spring street models , iu cheeked tweeds , striped heavy cloths nnd ( smoothly finished i materials. Boleros have been so varied in recent seasons that dress design ers would be lack ing in sense if , in an attempt to cou- tinue the stylish ness of such jack ets , they offered but one general kind. Yet those spring bolero suits that are outdoor af fairs , are simple for the most part , and Pew striking fancies are seen in the jackets. A representative type appears in the initial picture. It was red cheviot , with black velvet sailor collar and much Pitching. Boleros for dressy set-ups are ariously complex , and while they may be , as heretofore , the most highly CONTRASTED TYPES OF BODICES. .vrought feature of the costume , their trimmings usually are matched or echoed by those of the skirt. This rule for close mating is illustrated by the right hand uown of the next picture , a "white broad- "loth trimmed with black satin bands and with tabs of the goods. All-over ecru 'ace ' appeared iu front and sleeves , a rose niching of black chiffon topping the for mer. For this style of gowns the di- ' ersity in boleros Is as great as that of the gowns themselves , since the jacket's roraplexities are the keynote of the en- Mre costume. Fancy vests and waist- oats furnish a fair share of surprises , too. Designs for late winter and early spring show interesting changes in skirt ind bodice gowns of crepe cloths , cash meres and tie numerous soft , clinging lotha and silks. Skirta for the newer > f these suits usually are trimmed with > ome kind of passementerie or handsome cauae of their extreme length. I middle of to-day'a first group Is one these , u willow green ladies' cloth , wit ! pipings of white silk. Black velvet pa * sementerie and stitching were the oajj other trimmings. Coats of this type m J be trimmed strikingly , if that is desire show suits iueludiug now a little of * uc | treatment. An extreme example ia pm seuted here. It was tan panne velr < trimmed with black velvet and whit * Incv. A more frequent and , it woalf jreein , a more sensible source of origin&Ji ity , is the separate waist , and these an numerous , huudsouie und in all uiann of materials. Handsome atriped cloth * are shown for these bodices and make u | beautifully with passementerie or ecrf lace. Afternoon dresses are not productlff of a deal of novelty at just this seawn but this is because the output of them ifl small. Those made now reflect nerl fashions as surely as does the more abna > dant product. Three are shown in th second of the accompanying pictured groups. At the left is a pale biscuit cash mere , the skirt's three flounces edged with white silk polka dotted with blacl | velvet. Elaborate applique of heavj oeru lace appeared on both skirt an4 jacket. Dull yellow crepe de chine wa | the material of the second dresswhit * silk hemstitching , cream lace and blu < velvet , the last for the belt * , finishing It , The third gown was mahogany red , HghJ weisht broadcloth. Black velvet in tabl and belt , and white satin covered witi ecru lace in front and sailor collar , other features. The belt buckle of this last gown placed as are many such ornaments , b the buckle worn in front la likely to b a practicable fastener. In either plac the bucklp is likely to be very showy. Fat such there is a great variety in enamel ling , which is so beautifully tinted thaj- it looks like jewels. Gold , or enamelle bui-klrs arc the more stylish aorta , excej with gray and white gowns , when flilv i is moro harmonious. Gun metal coma in here , roo , both in buttons and buckle Belts still have a place among the prett * novelties. They are made of strands cq black velvet held by metal slides , whid ) gives them the pointed effect in the bad | Bead studded elastic belts , belts of haai some gold braid and embroidered belts still are worn. Spends Large Fortune In Splto TVorlft It is hard to understand any one * al | ing revenge upon a government , but 4 Spaniard , a well-known merchant , ( of some years fought the Argentine public. He was employed by that ernnient until for some reason or otiiei he was dismissed. He then vowe < | vengeance against the whole countzy , and spent $200,000 In endeavoring t4 thwart Argentine commerce in everj FOE AFTERNOONS AXD CALLS. ace. while the bodice has a yoke of some orin or other. As a rule the bodices an nrher severe , the belts being stitched io hiwaist and worn ever the skirt. Some odices are made with yoke backs , others re plain with a few gathers at the waist .110. All are boned and intended to fit t-rfectly all around. Blouse fronts cen time , though they ace not as proaoaac- .1 for the coming aeason. Coat bodices cv n vrhen glmplj mad way possible. When this sum WM hausted he formed a band of to rob people on the highway , pnfl Of the raflways and make things generxHj uncomfortable for all residents in th4 republic. It ended In his being capttn 4 and sentenced to imprisonment for The word Esquimaux meftn * M Eaten. "