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.10 THK NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , MARCH 21 , 1002 ,
WEDNESDAY WRINKLES. [
H. II , Harris of Lynuh was a Norfollc
Tisltor yuHtonlny ,
, T. W , Mlxor , nged 8'J yearn , dlod at
I'lntnvlow and was buried yOHtorday.
Mm. Wnrnor and Mrs. Both of
Wnrnurvlllovcro Norfolk visitors yes
James Wulib of Oroighton was In the
city yesterday cnrouto homo from
MrM. 0. S. McCaHlln Is dangerously
nick nt her liomo in the southwoHt part
of the oity.
Bonlah chapter No.10 , 0. H. S. , will
moot In special BUBhlon tomorrow evening
ing for practice.
The LudioHBOcioty of the Viral Ooiigro
Rational ohuroh will moot with Mrs. A.
II. Kiotmu tomorrow nftornooii nt ! i : ! 10.
Homer Tnnnohlll , who hart boon at
tending the Kohool of agriculture of the
Btato university nt Lincoln returned
Mondnv mid In sufforiiiK from nu nttiiclc
Judges U. E. 15vans mid 13.V. . Warner
of Dakota Oity were In the oity today.
The Unit iiiimod Is grand inaHtor of the
A. F. mid A. M. and tnlkod MitHonlo
business with members of that ordor.
The personal property of the Into N.
Hills wofl Hold at admlnlatrntor'a nalo nt
his olllco Saturday. Owing to the bad
weather there was uot a largo attend-
niioo of buyors.bat fair prices were real
, T. P. Wright ia nblo to bo about after
a flvo-wooks' siege with rhoauiatiBin. He
oxpoots to rosnmo his pooitlou as forman -
man of the foiico constructing gaug for
the M. & 0. about the first of the
The weather has warmed enough to
almost encourage the belief that it is
getting roudy for another period of
storm and oold in faot the weather
bnrenn rntiolpatoH suoh n probability ae
n feature for tomorrow.
T. L. Iliohoy , formerly of this oity , if
hero from Tildou visiting relatives and
acquaintances. Ho has disposed of hlf
farm property near Tlldon and content'
plates removing to eomo portion oi tno
country where there is cheaper laud.
Mrs. T.V. . Whenton , who hna boon
sick nt the homo of her pnreuts , Mr.
und Mrs. , T. 15. Simpson , expected to
return to hor'honio in South Omaha
yesterday but was taken much worse
and her departure was indolluitoly post
It is expected that qulto a number of
people from Buttle Orook , Madison ,
Nollgh mid other towns nonr by will bo
hero to attend the unntatn of Hutu to bo
given by the chorus of the Second Con-
grogntloiial ohuroh nt the Auditorium
Mr. mid Mrs. 0. D. .Tonkins nnd
dnughtor , Gladys , wont to Madison to
day to attend the f unoral of the six-year-
old dnughtor of Mr. ami Mrs. Ford
Brlnckmnuu who died yesterday of
pneumonia. The two families luivo
been iutimato friends for years.
A March story is told on a young man
of Norfolk , who in oscortiug his best
girl homo from church Sunday night ,
was robbed of his hat by the uouo too
gentle caress of the gale then prevailing.
To recover his propoi ty ho was com
pelled to borrow n lautornaud after con
siderable effort ami vexation of spirit fi
nally located his erratic head piece un
der the platform of the Oreighton depot.
Last evening was another important
event iu the history of Maccabooism in
Norfolk. The ladies of the Maccabees
assembled to disposing of a silk quilt on
which 300 numbers had been sold. The
lucky number was 78 , nnd strange to
relate , it wns hold by a Indy who had
been initiated duriug the afternoon ,
which is taken as substantial proof that
it pays to bo a member of the ordor. A
choice supper was served to about 250
guests ; it was supposed nt the expense
of the ladies , but they were surprised
later in the evening to have the sir
knights announce that they had paid
all the bills. The coffee wan donated by
Roland & Go. The evening was most
thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.
At the annual meeting of the Prospect
Hill Cemetery association hold at the
olllco of Sessions & Bell Monday afternoon -
noon the reports of the officers were
made. The treasurer's report showed
the receipts of the year from sale of lots ,
otn. , to be $049.05 and the expenditures
$598.29. The uew year has opened
with a cash balauce of $241.83 on hand.
The committee on grounds reported
that the fence has been rebuilt and
placed on the lino. The board of trus
tees was ro-elocted , as follows : S. S.
Cotton , 0. B. Dnrland , Mrs. N. A.
Roinbolt , Mrs. Isoao Powers , L. Ses
sions , W. J. Gow nud I. Q. Wostorvolt ,
L. M. Qaylord was also re-elected sec
The Nebraska Telephone company
announces a material reduction iu rates
that will affect all subscribers in their
territory. Such a change lias been under
dor contemplation for several months
but is just announced and the schedule
of the entire state lias been remodelled.
The ground circuit rates ore not changed
but there is a considerable change In the
metallic cirouit rate , that will bo much
appreciated by patrons of that service.
The business radius has beou extended
to cover two miles of territory from the
central stations , It having included but
one mile heretofore. The independent
business line rate , metallic circuit , has
won reduced from $18 to $39 per year ,
ind the Independent roHldonco rate from
fi9 : to $2 I a year. The two-puty line
IniHltiOBH rate Is now ) ! > per year , being
reduced from $12. The two-party line
residence rate U now $21 and was $ 'J-'l
per year. The four-party line residence
rate Is now $18 per yonr or $1.00 per
mouth the HIUIIO as the grounded clr
cult rato. It is anticipated that this ro
duotlon in rate * will bring the company
increased business ,
Ohiuf of Police Kane entertained a
gay Bert of individual in the city jail
last night who was addicted to the use
of powerful narcotics. Ho wan pulled
up on the charge of stealing n revolver
from ono of the laundry employes and
expressed a curiosity to know what
would happen to him this morning.
Ilojwas informed that if 20 minutes
was a sulllcent time in which to shako
the dust of Norfolk fiiom his feet ho
would bo permitted to depart. Ho
gladly availed himself ot the oppor
tuimy , uui doomed unit muru wan 1111
Abundance of time in which to make another -
other olTort to brace up his fallen for
tunes. Ho therefore wont to the laun
dry and informed the owner of the re
volver that ho would toll where the
weapon was on payment of 50 cents for
his confidence. Whether ho received
the money or not is not stated but ho
said that the article iu question had
boon pawned nt the restaurant. Mean
while Ohiof Kane had boon told that ho
was at the laundry and ho proceeded to
that plaoo but arrived just in tlmo to
BOO his late guest proceeding toward the
Junction at a pace that enabled him to
touch only the high places and those
Enlarged Portrait Free.
To introduce a now style of portrait ,
wo have concluded to glvo with each
order for ono dozen of our best Mantollo
cabinets , ouo of those line partraits.
Those portraits are uot orayons , and not
at all like n crayon but entirely differ-
out , and must bo soon to bo appreciated.
Samples may bo soon at studio. This
offer good for GO days.
Yours for photos.
A. 11L. 1U.AUI.
NORTH NEBRASKA TEACH I S.
Program Issued for the Annual Sos-
dion Here April 2 , 3 and 4.
The program for the sixteenth annual
mooting of the North Nebraska
Teachers' association , which will moot
here April a , 0 and 4 , has boon issued
and gives promise of a very iutorestiug
session and a largo attendance of
teachers of this part of the state. All
sessions will bo hold in the Auditorium
nnd will begin with Wednesday after
noon at 2 o'olock.nnd there will bo morn
ing , afternoon and evening meetings up
to and including Friday night. Especial
attention is directed to the provision
made by the program committee for
lectures and addresses.
On Thursday evening Mrs. Jennie
Koysor of Omaha will lecture ou the
subject , "Tho Christ Child in Art , " to be
supplemented with sterooptioon views.
Mrs. Keysor has traveled extensively in
Europe and elsewhere and is a close
student of art. She is a lady of pleas
ant personality and it will well repay all
to hoar her. William Hawley Smith Is
to leotnro on Friday night. Ho is well
known for a man of extensive school ex
perience and possessing a fund of wit
and humor that make his lectures inter
esting as well as instructive.
Thursday morning Rov. F. H. Sander-
sou , of Fremont , will address the teach
ers ou the subject. "Men Wanted. "
Friday forenoon State Supt. Fowler will
speak on the practical subject , "Bearing
Down on the Essentials. " Rev. Goo. E.
Tnylor who for n number of years was
connected with Doano college , Crete ,
and who is in close sympathy with ed
ucational movements , will speak on the
subject , ' 'Tbo Boy. " Those subjects
embrace subject matter that is vital and
intensely practical and it is hoped that
no teacher will fall to hear them.
The indication is that the ordinary
accommodations of the oity will bo taxed
to care for the visitors. Already a dele
gation of 14 from Fnllorton has engaged
accommodations ; Schnyler will bo rep
resented by a largo delegation and the
Columbus delegation will consist of be
tween 40 and 50 people , while other
towns will also send largo delegations.
It is therefore desired that all who can
care for ono or more teachers vnll at
once notify Superintendent D. 0. O'Con
nor , giving the number they can care
for and the prices they will charge.
It will be a big week for Norfolk and
the citizens will probably not neglect
the opportunity to show their apprecia
tion of these visitors wbo have mot here
for the post several years.
Sowing done by the day. Call on
Miss Hattlo Stono. No. 511 South
This Climate is Good
enough for anybody with weak lungs
The patient need not travel. Hq cai
got well hero with the help of Allen'i
Lung Balsam , taken frequently whet
coughing nud shortness of breath afte ;
exercise servo notice upon him that Borl
OU9 pulmonary trouble is not far away
Allen's Lung Balsam is free from an ]
form of opium.
Look at This.
Peats' wall papers , 1902 patterns. Al
prices , highest grades to $1.50 a roll
Elegant and exclusive designs. Sam
plea shown on application.Wu.
Wu. LEA.VITT ,
FIRE IN MEAT MARKET.
Building and Contents Damaged by
Yesterday's Blaze ,
from Tluirndnr'n Dnlir i
The moat marlcot of Henry Uoboror
at the corner of Main nud Third streets ,
wnB badly scorched by fire late yester
day afternoon. The bln-/o caught in the
baok room from the tire under jho lard
kettle and had gained a considerable
hondwayboforo | the department arrived
on the scone. It first took effect on the
olllco partition nnd the names followed
this up to the coiling which was badly
charred in places. It also communicated
with wrapping paper and other inflam
mable material utored in the baok room
nud accomplished considerable dnmngo
both to stock and building.
The lire department responded quickly
and .soon hnd sovornl streams of water
ready to pour on the flro but ono was
was found to bo qulto tmfllciont to settle
the real trouble. Another was turned
into an upstairn room which probably
prevented the llro from burning through
the coiling. The hook and ladder com
pany was oil hand early nnd had the
near vicinity of the building well policed
iu short order and were ready to cnrvo
a way to the flro on an instant's notice.
The door of-tho building was Hooded tea
a depth of a couple of inches , and con
siderable damage wna done to the con
tents of the building by water. It is
eatiuiaiod tnat Mr. Hoberor's IOFS by
reason of the fire will bo at least
? 200.while the damage to the build
ing will probably exceed that sum.
The building Is the property of A. O.
Taylor of Cedar Rapids , Iowa , an uncle
of 0. S. Hayes. Both the building and
stock were protected by insurance.
A largo crowd of people was attracted
by th'o excitement , but they preserved
very good order and interfered little
with the operations of the firemen. An
amusing incident was the struggle of
ouo of the nozzlemou who permitted
his hose to got ont of coutrol. It
writhed around like a gigantic serpent
and liberally sprinkled about all the
people in the near neighborhood before
it was "captured" and placed under
control. TIIO crowd , was quite effectu
ally scattered by Its action.
Dr. A. Wles was a visitor from Madi
Charles Hardiugor of Pierce had busi
ness in Norfolk.
0. H. Folsom was a city visitor from
George A. Brooks was in the city yes
terday from Bazilo Mills.
Miss Nelda liana was a city visitor
from Buttle Crock yesterday.
Geo. O. Ludworg of Schuylor had
business In Norfolk yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Saltz of Meadow Grove
were in the metropolis yesterday.
Bernard Whitwer of Stanton was a
visitor to .this metropolis yesterday.
A. J. Dnrland and E. H. Tracy were
business visitors to Pierce yesterday.
J. T. Hill and D. A. Johnson of Rip-
poy , Iowa , are hero in search of desirable ,
The Palace Meat market is receiving
a fresh coveriug of paint and paper in
Miss Ella Barrett returned last eve
ning from Omaha , where she has been
The Kauffman confectionery and
bakery is being handsomely repainted
There is said to bo very good duck
hunting in this territory , and some of
the local niuirods have had considerable
success in bagging the coy fowl.
A farmer near Wahoo attempted sni-
cldo by shooting , Sunday , but his skull
was BO thick that the bullet flattened
against the bone and ho will recover.
S. M. Rosenthal of the Boo Hive store
expects to put in a stock of groceries as
soon as the back end of his store is cleaned
ont , and the work of making suoh a clear
ing is now under way.
Roy Read is home on a short visit
to his parents , Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Read.
He is at present connected with the
sugar factory at Sagiuaw , Mich. , in the
capacity of assistant superintendent ,
which position he held through the past
At Hastings , Carrie Nation , forgetting
that she was not in Kansas , varied her
program by throwing chunks of ice at
pictures on the wall of one of the sa
loons and if the officers had not oppor
tunely Interfered there would have been
Stanton Picket : D. A. Belcher has
secured a position as assistant goneraj
agent with the D. M. Osbourn Machine
Company and will go on the road this
summer. His headquarters will be at
Norfolk , where ho moved bis'family.
The Gordon Journal is authority for
the statement that a merchant of that
town says , "female loafers are a greater
nuisance than men loafers , The latter
have sense enough to not come In and
bother the merchant when he is busy ,
while the former are always pretending
to want to buy something. "
Mrs. Carl Sohmlodeberg died at her
homo In this city yesterday afternoon
1 after an extended illness from Bright's
disease and the funeral will be hold
from Christ Lutheran church tomorrow
afternoon. Besides a husband , the de
ceased leaves a family of four children ,
the youngest being n baby six weeks
Martin Qnlnn , a farmer near Ains-
worth , was iu the act of firing nrifloball
into his head when discovered by his
Wife , and in the Bcuillo that ensued the
bullet was sent through the would-bo
sulcido'H foot iustcad of his head. It is
lobe hoped that ho will take the wound
produced as the proper Rort of punish
ment for making a cowardly attempt to
take his own life.
At n meeting of members of the First
Congregational church lost night it was
unanimously1 voted to accept the offer
of the Parker residence at the corner of
Eleventh street and KocnlgBtoin avenue
for n parsonage for n consideration of
$2,000. The property Is at present oo
cupiod by the fauiilyof the pastor , Rev.
W..T. Turner and their removal will not
thus bo necessitated.
The regular meeting of the Norfolk
Commercial club will bo hold at the
city hall tomorrow night , when it is
expected that the gentlemen interested
in establishing a canning factory hero
will bo present to discuss tliat propo
sitlon. There are many other matters
to come before the club and there should
bo a largo attendance of members nnd
all progressive citizens Interested in the
development of Norfolk ,
Newman Grove Herald : They don't
'all stay iu Canada. Ono man from near
St. Edward got the Canada fevorpaoked (
up his 'household goods and idols and
hied himself to the north country. Ho
has returned to St. Edward , having
spent $1000 for the experience , and is
now living on the same farm ho loft a
few months ago. Ask P. B. McOoll
about it. He is thop man who made the
flying triy to the Canadian line and
returned , satisfied that Nebraska is good
enough for a white man to live in.
P. J. Stafford and M. J. Stafford have
received notification of the death of their
brother , Wm. P. Stafford , which occurred -
rod at his he mo in Marquette , Mich. ,
yesterday , nnd loft on the noon train for
that place to attend the funeral , Mrs.
M. J. Stafford accompanying them.
The deceased is well known hore.having
oeon roaa master ror tue i < \ u. M. v.
about 11 years ago , when ho made this
city his home. The many friends of the
family in Norfolk will sincerely sympa
thize with the wife and brothers in their
Grand Master Workman Jacob Jaska-
lek was in the oity over night from
South Omaha ourouto to Madison and
from there to Grand Island where he
will attend the monthly meeting of the
grand lodge finance committee. Mr.
Jaekalek , during the past throe months
has ably generalod ] his forces in a con
test for new members with the juris
diction of New York in which Ne
braska came ont with flying colors , but
the full returns have not yet been re
ceived. He made a pleasant cell at this
office whore the official organ is issued.
The Washington correspondent of the
Bee says in this morning's issue : "The
subcommittee of the house committee
on public buildings nnd grounds ore
dally laboring over the plans for various
public buildings which are to bo provided
for in the omnibus publio building bill.
Although nothing definite has been de
cided in regard td the provisions for
Nebraska it seems safe to predict that
Norfolk and Hastings will be taken care
of , both of these cities having been pro
vided by the lust congress with sites
upon which to erect federal buildings.
Norfolk has asked for $75,000 , and in all
probability will got that amount , Con
gressman Robinson having been espec
ially active to secure this sum. Hast
ings has asked for $120,000 , but this will
probably be cut to $100,000 which the
treasury department believes sufficient
to secure a flue structure to.meot the
needs of the town.
The ladies of-the Woman's club were
guests of the Wednesday club yester
day at a Mexican afternoon given at the
home of Mrs. W. H. Johnson , 1220
Koenlgstein avenue , and the congratu
latory expressions from the guests were
indication that they had boon delight
fully entertained. An appreciated feat
ure was an exhibit of Mexican needle
work , curios , pictures , and other arti
cles associated with the history and
people of the tropical American repub
lic. Among the exhibits deserving of
particular mention was a beautiful piece
of feather work , the 'property of Mrs.
Frank Salter ; a beautiful sample of silk
embroidery owned by Mrs. O. J. John-
eon , and the club is especially thankful
to Mrs. Frank Campbell of Omaha foi
a collection of photographs of Moxicor
scones , 10 waiter uoKores uo. oi Dor
chester , Mass. , for chocolate exhibits il
lustrative of the manufacture of the raw
material into the finished article of com
merce nnd to.Mrs. Sadie Hart Miller for
the loan of her collection of Mexican
curios. An attractive program , present
ing Mexican songs , papers and discus
sions on'.Moxlcon topics , and other appro
priate entertainment was given. Decor
ations were of the national colors of the
republic of Mexico and of flowers , The
refreshments were of delicious choco <
latcs Mexican panocho , olives , oheese and
wafers , and the afternoon as a wholt
was a delightful event iu the olnl
history of Norfolk , the officers nnc
members of the Wednesday club boinf
warmly praised for its BUCCODS.
The Ladles' guild of Trinity ohnrcl
will have a linen sale soon after Easter
Dinner nnd supper served the eatuo day
Time and place will be published later
Personations , Cast and Review of To.
morrow Night's Entertainment.
The cantata of lluth , which is to bo
presented at the Auditorium tomorrow
night by the chorus of the Second Con
gregational church under the personal
directions of RJV. Franklin Baker , is
thus reviewed :
A severe fniniuo prevails in Both-
lohoin-Jndnh. A messenger brings the
tidings of plenty in Moah , and beseeches
the people to cry to Jehovah for help in
their trouble. Elimolech nnd hiH fam
ily , Naomi and two sons , flee to Moab.
The two sons there marry Ruth nnd
Orpah. During a period of ten yearn
the three , Naomi , Ruth and Orpah , nro
loft in widowhood. They bemoan their
affliction , and Naomi resolves to return
to her home , where plenty is now ro-
Htored. Orpah is iwrsnaded to go to her
own people , but Ruth "clave unto her
mother-in-law , " and returns with her to
Bethlehem. The inhabitants greet
them with surprise , when Naomi tolls
of her horrow. Ruth soon goes to the
barley Holds to glean. Boaz , a man oi
wealth nnd power , finds her iu his fieldf
gleaning and becomes enamored of her ,
At nightfall she falls asleep among tin
sheaves , nud Boaz sings to her i
slumber song. The next dny nu Isrnelit
Mi woman prophesies bettor things foi
her , nnd she waits to see the result
According to the Oriental custom th <
property is redeemed and soon afto :
Boaz and Ruth are married. Boaz celebrates
brates by "making merry , " and tin
scene closes with praise to God for Hi
Naomi , ( Soprano ) Mrs. S. Imla ;
Ruth , ( Contralto ) . .Miss Nell Dingmai
Boaz , ( Basso ) Mr. J. O. Wilsoi
First Reaper , ( Tenor )
Mr. Bert Buehne
Orpah , ( Soprano ) . . .Miss Carrie Rolam
Israolitish Woman , ( Mezzo Soprano ) . .
i Miss Nye Wis
Jewish Maiden , ( Mezzo Soprano )
, Miss Maud Rnsse
Messenger , ( Baritone )
Mr. Preston Ogde
Semi-Chorus of Reapers.
Semi-Chorus of Binders.
Semi-Chorus of Gleaners.
Full Chorus of Israelites.
Musician , Miss Lucy Schaeffer.
'Ladies : Gentlemen :
Mrs. Imluy J. 0. Wilson
Mrs. Cnras Bert Buehner
, Mrs. Wheelock Preston Ogden
Mrs. Spellman Homer Williams
Mrs. Scott Askins George Swartz
Nell Dingman "Bug" Burnett
Oiirrio Roland Allen Wilkinson
Evelyn Roland Will Platt
Angle Wilkinson Guy Livingston
Opal Wilkinson Matt Sohaaffer
Effie Ball Victor Merha
Josephine Anderson J ohn Williams
Mrs. Lou Wilkinson Ray Hyde
Francis Viele Earl Fairbanks
Edith Viele Frank Perry
Ada O den John Dingman
ilora Beach Leon Case
Lulu Eddenfleld Ohas. Miller
Vina Steffon Perry Dingman
Lu Livingston Oriss Anderson.
Ten Little Virgins :
W. H. Boyd is shipping baled hay to
Born , Sunday , March 9 , to Mr. and
Mrs. Edwin Rowlett , a daughter.
J. L. Davis is building an addition to
his farm house southeast of town.
Nato Rowlett has moved onto the
farm he bought some time ago of S. O.
Mrs. Moore of Pierce was the guest of
her brother , O. D. MUUBOU , the first of
Will Evans and John Tannehill , have
returned from Lincoln whore they at
tended school the past winter.
Miss Olive Mnnson returned Monday
evening from a two-months' visit with
her brother , at Randolph , Iowa.
The Union Pacific gang of carpenters
are making much needed repairs this
week on the ddpot and stock yards.
Miss Delia Aldornon closed her school
in district No. 75 last Friday and re
turned to her home near Humphrey.
The dance given Monday evening by
the Modern 'Woodmen was well at
tended , quite a number being present
from Madison , Norfolk nnd Battle
.Made famous by the early traders , ex
plorers , pioneers , Mormons , emigrants ,
pony express riders , overland stage
coaches , Indian encounters , etc. , are
seen from the cor windows of the Union
Pacific trains. Be sure your ticket
roads via this route.J.
J. B. ELSEFFEH ,
Mrs. Esther Reokard , who makes her
homo with her daughter , Mrs. Daven
port , at 109 North Ninth street , is active
in spite of the fact that she is 81 years of
ago and seriously crippled with rheuma
tism. She is adept at needle work and
has boon employing her spare time this
Are yon going to build a house ,
barn or granary , or anything else ?
Arc you going to nrnko any repairs
about the place ? Are you looking
for the boat lumber ? Are you look
ing for just right prices ? If so , BOO
us , inspect our stock nnd get our
estimate on what you need. Wo
sell the best stock taiik umdo fcr
NORFOLK , NEB.
winter In making pincushions which
are made to represent strawberries.
Mrs. Reckard has originated this poeti
cal description of her work :
Hero I am , plnmp and fine ,
Did not grow on bush or vice ,
But got my growth a stitch at a timo.
I am pretty , neat and handy
To hang on yonr dresser yet the dandy
To Btlck jour plna In over night.
So they will not get ont of sight.
Don't erond yonr time in hunting around ,
For in the cushion they will be found.
My story would not bo complete
If I should ray it was good to eat ,
So I will tell yon , honest and fair ,
This pretty strawberry IB fllled with hair.
How vain are all things hero below
How false and yet how fair.
Just like this winter strawberry fllled Jwith
HOW THE CHINESE GET RAIN
Some Pccnllnr Practice * In Voene In.
the Cclcitial Kingdom.
It is one of the peculiarities of the
Chinese that , while they have develop
ed elaborate philosophers , none of them
has led to any confidence In the uni
formity of nature. Neither the people
nor their rulers have any fixed opinion
as to the cause of rainfall. The plan iu
some provinces when the need of rain
Is felt Is to borrow n god from a neigh
boring district and petition him for the
desired result. If his answer is satis
factory , he Is ( returned to his homo
with every marki of honor ; otherwise
he may be put out in the sun as a hint
to wake up and do his duty. A. bunch
of willow is usually thrust Into his
bund , as willow Is sensitive to mois
Another plan In extensive use Is the
building of special temples In which
are wells' containing several iron ta
bles. When there Is a scarcity of rain ,
a messenger starts out with a tablet
marked with the date of the Journey
and the name of the district making
the petition. Arriving at another city ,
ho pays a sum of money and la allowed
to draw another tablet from the well ,
throwing In his own by way of ex
change. On the return Journey he is
eupposed to cat only bran and travel at
top speed day and night. Sometimes he
passes through districts as greatly iu
need of rain as his own. Then the people
ple In these places waylay him nnd ,
temporarily borrowing his tablet , get
the rain Intended for another place.
Prayers nre usually made In the fifth
and sixth mouths , when the rainfall is
always due. and a limit of ten days Is
set for their effective operation. Under
eucb conditions rain usually falls dur
ing the prescribed time. When the
prayers are In progress , the umbrella ,
among other objects , comes under the
ban. In some provinces foreigners have
been mobbed for carrying this harm
less article nt that time. Ne\v York
Hester The theater Is a world of en
chantment. Nothing is what It seems
Edith That's so. Fred nnd I were at
the theater t'other night , nnd Fred , aft
er looking about the house , said it wns
all paper , and It looked like woodwork
and fresco painting. Boston Tran
\Vronj ? AVim IllRlit.
Biggs You suy Brown Is enjoying
very poor health. Don't you know that
Is Incorrect ?
Boggs Not In this case. Brown is
never happy unless he has something
to complain about New York Tele-
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