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and it usually hap
pens In some for
saken portion of
our United States
or territories there
of, where civiliza
tion is not and
murder and sud
den death are most
ingly when that
somebody in Wash
ington says things
and somebody else does things
and behold, there spring up from
somewhere sundry happily profane
Boldiery who carry civilization In
their cartridges and progress at the
point or the bayonet For. in mo
'ments of stress, the
viewpoint of the
army is charming
ly crude. Follows
then a hysterical
sometimes, a con
gation, or mayhap
garlands and hon
ors and whatnots.
It depends upon
that is. the polit
To the men of
the army the gar
lands and frills
are accepted with
Somewhere in the
bottom of his well
drilled and cleanly
heart there is the
having done a big
thing well, and be
ing most intensely
human, he give
ear to the praisr
of his fellow citi
zen. And then
again, garlands are few, while con
gressional committees are prolific.
The army knows that it is impossible
to explain to the gentleman from
Long Island or Poughkeepsie, N. Y..
that a little brown brother, hopping in
and out of the brush, fanatically desir
ous of clawing up an American citizen
with a poisoned bolo. has little regard
for the federal statutes at large. And,
of course, neither has Sammy, Jr., the
uncommercial gentleman who has en
listed for reasons best known to him
self and whose duty it is to catch the
aforesaid Moro, and generally clear
the path for those that follow after.
Private Sammy does his work and he
does it according to circumstances,
which are essentially non political.
Therefore it happens on occasionos
that the aforesaid Moro is sent yelp
ing into eternity and Sammy Jr. re
gards Himself with a pleased grin.
.Also, circumstances force him to
other untoward steps. Once there
was a famous soldier. Muivaney by
name, who took the town of Lungtungpen, "na
kid as Vanus," and who, prior thereto, helped
the department of information of the British em
pire, with the Judicious administration of his
cleaning rod. Which goes to show that between
Private Sammy and Private Tommy there is a
healthy Anglo-Saxon understanding particularly
as regards the treatment of black and brown
All this Is merely preamble, but when the
Moro has been carted away and the congressional
committee has committed Itself and the garlands
are forgotten Private Sammy goes back to his
own life, which to him Is a highly important af
fair. Somewhere, somehow, there remains in his
brain an Impression that he is allowed the pur
Buit of happiness and he pursues it He does
It In his own way and in divers places. The tur
bulent tides of Juan de Fuca, which race by the
gun-crested heights of Fort Worden, have heard
his raucous chorus; the watermelon patches dot
ting the desolation of Fort Riley know his foot
print On a Florida sandspit, in the snows of
Alaska. In the heat of the Islands, he pursues it
and catches what little there is of it
The world which praises and abuses him
'knows him not, nor his life. The point of view
'Is entirely different A ponderous civilian at
the window of the paying teller of a local bank
observed an officer in uniform standing behind
"Well, I guess the country Is safe," observed
the rotund one, gazing superciliously at the uni
form. "Thank you, sir," said the officer, saluting.
This officer was a boy lieutenant, and his sar
casm was natural. For within his short space
of years he had played with the fangs of death
and made snooks at the powers of darkness. A
short time previously, at Luzon, he was ordered
to find the bodies of two soldiers that had been
murdered. The orders were to find the bodies,
so of course they went and did. With seven
troopers and a surgeon he pursued his way
through jungle scrub and cholera infested lands,
without food, drenched with rain, sleeping in
swamps. They found them. One was tied alive
over a red-ant hill, after being slashed with a
"bolo, and the other had been knifed and gagged
with a portion cf his own flesh. Presumably the
supercilious circumferential gentleman did not
know of such things and this is what stings
there seem to be so many citizens of the coun
try whose ideas of the work of the army is equally
limited. Unfortunately, the men who do big
things cannot talk about them.
It follows that what the man cf the army has
to undergo, so must the woman of the army. The
outside world knows the army woman as she is
not It sees in her life a succession of society
events and realizes not the horrible other side.
Here is an illustration:
Some years ago. in "the days of the empire,"
a little army woman went as a bride with her doc
tor husband to Manila.
They were ordered at
once to a native village
up the valley, where a
company of Infantry had
been stationed to guard
the water supply for Ma
nila. The natives, you
see. had a habit of throw
ing the bodies of victims
of cholera into the rlv
ers and wells, thereby
making life most un
pleasant for those whites
who had to drink. Such
things are not mentioned
In the society reports of
Of course the wife
could have remained be
hind, but she did not
She was possessed with
the archaic belief com
mon to the army that
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away again. Whereupon little Mrs. Army Woman
went to her trunk and for the first time unpacked
all the finery of the days that had been.
"I found a dre3s which I had worn at a dance
at the Presidio the last time,'' she said, "and I
cried and I cried "
Before leaving, the husband had pushed a cheat
against the door, locking her In completely, this
being deemed the safest plan. Therefore on tear
ing he had to crawl through tho window, and as
he hung on the window sill she bent forward and
kissed him. Then she heard him drop with a
splash Into the disease Infested pools below. Alto
gether it was as nice a spot for the pursuit of hap
piness as could be found.
Then she went to the loneliness and the dark
and the centipedes and cried. The wind whipped
the banana palms against the house, the rain
slashed down, she heard the lizards scudding
around and a big one outside. In a mango tree,
called "tuck-coo- so that she Jumped up in fear
and alarm waiting and wondering.
All through the night she lived the horrors.
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the place of the wife Is by her
husband. So with him she plunged
through the Jungle to the camp. She
was the first white woman in tho
place and the only other one of her
kind was 20 miles away. Tho situa
tion was decidedly pleasant The
house was like an inverted waste
paper basket, a three-roomed bam
boo shack set up on bamboo poles.
One room was dubbed the centlps
dorium because well, because ev
ery time the bride went in it she
found centipedes and other things.
There were other advantages. There
was no stove and the cooking had
co be done over hot coals. Also the
water had to be boiled and par
boiled; not alone the water for
drinking purposes, but
also for washing.
"There was so much
cholera," she explained.
The meals were served
with wire nettings over
the dishes and above and
about them and around
them was the one thought
cholera. There were
other delights. The Moros
were out A sentry had
been boloed. The roads
were knee deep in mud
and the rain poured down
There came a night
when the very soul of her
was tried to its uttermost
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lessly. Pools were under the house and cholera
was unusually on the rampage. The rain came
down in such gusts that she had to fasten down
the windows, thereby making the house tco dark
for reading purposes. So the day long, while her
doctor husband wandered about through mud and
rain with chlorodyne in hand, she peered through
the slats, gazing at the bamboo palmtrccs whip
ping to and fro beforo the fury of the storm. , At
the appointed time she prepared dinner. She pro
duced her row of cans. In her girihood days
there was a household joke. "What we cannot eat
we can." Now as she gazed at the canned milk,
the canned butter and the canned meats she
wondered if she could eat all they can. Some
how or other the fleeting thought of the girlhood
days made her choke. You see it was the rain
and the storm and the centipedes and things
which got on her nerves.
The storm passed and there followed the silences,
weird, uncanny, of dripping water, of moving
things underfoot Ultimately she heard the splash
ing of kindly American boots, and looking outside
saw a wet specimen of Private Sammy, inarching
philosophically up and down on sentry go. She
called to him. half hysterical, and ho answered
her with cheerin; words. Reassured, she waited
for her husband's appearance, wrapped in an
army blanket, chilled to the heart Iatcr. when
her husband and daylight had come, she learned
that she had been sitting opposite a window with
n lighted candle by her, offering a splendid mark
for the prowling Filipino sharpshooters.
This was an experience and one which the fat
gentleman in the bank had never Imagined. To
the army this ignorance and narrowness is incom
prehensible. The agony and bloody sweat of
hiding death had gripped him so often that Pri
vate Sam cannot understand why the gentlemen
who employ him for this class of work do not
realize that there are particular horrors connected
with it Being of the army, he does not speak of
them, but his gorge rises within him when fat
gentlemen sneer at the uniform which he has
But he remembers the pursuit of happiness
and the day conies when he is ordered home.
Then it is that the army and its women, gathered
aft, watch the walls of Manila fade from their
vision. The crowding thoughts chase each other
across their brains, forming themselves into mem
ories, horrible and happy, of cholera and poisoned
bolo, or the perfume of the Ihiang-ihlang and the
love flourishing while the constabulary band
played songs of home, around the the Luncta.
San Francisco Call.
Romance of the Sweet Pea
The most highly regarded and widely grown
annual In Canadian gardens of today, no matter
where in this flower-loving country the garden he.
or whether it belong to cottager or man of means,
toiling clerk or park-owning municipality, tho
sweet pea first came to us from the Sicilian nuns.
Franciscus Cupani. a monk, who was also a
botanist, sent the first seeds to England in the
year 1C99, consigned to an Enfield schoolmaster
named Dr. Uvedale. The old Middlesex dominie
was both a botanist and horticulturist, and ho
grew the first sweet peas ever seen in England.
Cupani called the plant Lathyrus distoplaty
phyllus hirsutls, mollis ct odorus an unwieldy
name, out of all harmony with the winged grace
of the sweet pea. Later Linnaeus cut down the
clumsy designation to its present form of Lathy
Dr. Uvedale found the seeds produced a plant
with purple flowers, and so here we have the
color of the original sweet pea.
The stock was gradually multiplied, and about
thirty years later one Robert Furbcr, a Kensing
ton gardener, was tho first to offer seeds for
Progress In the production of new varieties
was slow in those remote days, and It was not
until the year 1793 (nearly a century later than
Cupani's consignment .of seeds) that any new col
ors became known. In the year mentioned, how
ever, a catalogue was issued, which described
black, scarlet .nd white varieties.
What bocame of the black and scarlet sorts. If
they ever existed in those true colors, is not
known. The black must have been a deep purple.
The blackest bloom is still the dark purple Tom
Bolton. In this connection, seeing that for years
past hybridists have been trying to produce a
pure yellow sweet pea, it may be said that the
yellowest bloom at present Iniown is the creamy
A novelty In the form of a striped flower was
offered in the year 1837 by Mr. James Carter, and
In the year 1SG0 there appeared the first bloom
of the choice plcotec-edgcd varieties which are
so popular today. Tho latter was raised by Major
Trevor Clarke. It was a fine white flower with
an edging of blue, and Major Clarke scored a
double triumph, for his new flower was also tho
first sweet pea with blue coloring.
The greatest revolution in the history of the
sweet pea, however, was Inaugurated on July 23.
1901, when, at tho National Sweet Pea society's
first exhibition, held In the old Royal Aquarium.
London, Mr. Silas Cole. Earl Spencer's gardener
at Althorp park, displayed the famous Countess
Spencer, a beautiful pink variety with a wavy
instead of the conventional smooth standard. The
loveliness of tho new form won the hearts of all
growers at once and during the last ten years so
great has been the increase of wavy or frilled va
rieties after the Spencer type that the latter now
rules the sweet pea world.
Some hybridists are engaged particularly at
present in adding to the list of marbled varieties,
of which the blue-veined Helen Pierce Is so choice
an example, and it is possible that much more
effort may be expended in future in the attempt
to produce flowers with a striking and delicate
Just a few figures in conclusion, showing not
tho least striking phase of the romance of the
sweet pea. The Sicilian monk's ponderously
named plant has become about 500 different vari
eties grouped into 21 classes, according to color.
Over the culture of these flowers a national soci
ety numbering 93S members and mcbracing 101
affiliated societies watches.
Mills9 Opinion of Marriage
Among the letters written by the
late English philosopher and econo
mist John Stuart Mill, recently pub
lished is the following document,
dated March 6. 1S51. upon the occasion
of his marriage to Mrs. Taylor, whom
he had loved since long efore the
event of her widowhood:
"Being about, if I am so happy as to
obtain her consent, to enter into the
marriage relation wtb the only wom
an I have ever known with whom I
would have entered into that state, and
the whole character of the married re
lation as constituted by law being
such as both she and I entirely and
conscientiously disapprove, for this,
among other reasons, that it confers
upon one of the parties to the contract
legal power and control over the per
son, property and freedom of action
of the other party. Independent of her
own wishes and will, I, bavins no
means of legally divesting myself of
these obvious powers (as I most assur
edly would do if the engagement to
that effect could be made legally bind
ing on me. feel it my duty to put on
record a formal protest against the ex
isting law of marriage, in so far as
conferring such powers, and a solemn
promise never in any case or under
any circumstances to use them.
"And in the event of marriage be
tween Mrs. Taylor and me, I declare
t to be my will and intintio to abso
lutely disclaim and repudiate all pre
tense to have acquired any rights
whatever by virtue of such marriage.
"J. S. MILL."
How It Was Done.
The Picture of Misery Yus, lidy.
there was a time w'en I 'ad money
to burn, an' where I made the mistake
was w'en I did burn it
The Old Party And pray what did
you burn it with?
The Picture of Misery Wlv an ol
Came of mine. Punch
Hints For Hostess
lor Those Planning Seasonable
From the voluminous correspondence
which has poured Into the office re
garding "Hallowe'en" it would seem
that every reader, old and young, rich
or poor, intended to celebrate on this
most fascinating festival day. Madame
Merri sincerely hopes that there has
been something in the departments to
suit the needs of all.
Here is a very simple method of de
termining one's future partner in life.
It is called the "yarn" test:
At the stroke of midnight the girls
must all go upstairs, the men remain
ing in the hall below. Then each maid
in turn drops a ball of light yarn over
the banisters. Of eourse, she must
hold tightly to one end of the yarn and
remain unseen when she throws it
The men scramble for the ball, and
the one who gets it. when the yarn is
drawn taut by the girl above, must re
ply by giving his true name when the
unseen holder says "who holds?"
If he recognizes her voice, so much
in their favor; if the girl drops the end
she holds, she will remain unmarried;
If the yarn breaks she will not marry
any of the men present on this occa
sion. This test Is always sure to provide
a happy ending to the party, and it is
also a means of pairing the guests for
refreshments or for any game where it
is necessary to choose partners.
Quotations for Hallowe'en.
In the way of quotations for place
cards the hostess has a store of riches
from which to draw by consulting
Shakespeare or Burns. A few apt sen
timents are given:
Fortune Is merry.
And tn this mood will give us anything.
This day we fashion Destiny, our web
of Kato we spin.
There swtma no room so Cray
But soon or late
She tlnds some honest cander
For her mate.
The iron tongue of midnight hath tol'
TVhn the stars shoot.
And the owls hoot.
And bats fly In and out.
When the fire burns blue.
And the candle, too.
Witches are about.
Double, double, toll and trouble:
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fresh dawnlnc Hallow Eve!
Sweet, new-old Hallow Eve!
For what thou wert. for what thou art.
Thrice welcome. Hallow Eve!
WHAT HE CONSIDERED FA
Mr. Olson's Offer Must Have
Surprise Even to
TJe hi Minnesota Mr. Oieesi bad
cow killed by a railroad train. &
dae season the claim ageat far tk
"We understand, of coarse, that ta
deceased was a very docile aad rah
able animal.' said the claim ageat t
ala most persuasive claism-ageatleaiaa
ly manner, "and we sympathise wits
yon and your family la yoar lose. Bat
Mr. Olsen. you must remember this:
Tour cow had no business being usoe
eur tracks. Those tracks are oar pri
ate property and when she Invaded
them she became a trespasser. Tech
nically speaking, you. as her owner,
became a trespasser also. Bat we
have no desire to carry the Issue late
court, and possibly give you trouble
Now. then what would you regard as
a fair settlement between you and the
"Vail." said Mr. lsen slowly. "Ay
baen poor Swede farmer, but Aye saaV
give you two dollars." Everybody's.
A Superstition Party.
A ladder was put up on the front
porch so all would have to pass under
it to enter the bouse. All the black
cats in the neighborhood were bor
rowed for the occasion and salt was
spilled in front of each plate at the
table. The party was on Friday, on the
thirteenth day of the month, and each
guest was asked to tell his favorite
superstition. The favors were scissors,
knives and tiny purses without the pro
verbial "lucky cent." Tne result or this
party was that no one died within the
year, ail remained good friends, and.
In spite of the looking glass which the
hostess shattered Just before going in
the dining room, none bad bad luck.
This affair could be combined with
Hallowe'en stunts and make a jolly
time for tomorrow night or during the
week, when fads and rancics pertain
ing to the mystical day are in order.
Fortunes may be told by the tradi
tional "three bowls." Place three
bowls, or saucers (as they are mote
convenient), on a table, one filled with
water, one with milk and the other
empty. Each maiden is then blindfold
ed, turned around three times and
started in the direction of the bowls.
If she dips her finger in the water. sh
will marry a bachelor, if in the milk
her husband will be a widower, while
If her finger touches the empty dish
she is fated to remain single. After
each one makes the test the order of
the bowls must be changed so as to
prevent those who watch from know
ing which is which.
Was Getting Monotonous.
A handsome woman who had
so unfortunate as to find occasion to
divorce not one but several husbands
was returning from Nevada. la Chi
cago she happened to meet her first
husband, for whom, by the way., she
always has entertained a real affec
tion. "Upon my soul, if It Isn't Charlie!"
exclaimed the ex-wife, cordially shak
ing bands with the gentleman whose
name she had formerly borne. "I'm
awfully glad to see you. Charlie!"
Then, after a wistful expression had
come to and been banished from her
countenance, she added:
"Old chap. I've often wondered
where you were and what you were
doing. It was too bad we didn't get
on better together. I hope your ex
perience hasn't been as unpleasant as
mine. I'm sick and tired of mar
The Egg Fortune.
The correspondent who asks for a
new Hallowe'en fortune test may find
the following suitable for her purpose:
For this potent formula for peering
into the future an absolutely new laid
egg is necessary. Drop the white only
into a glass oi cold water. A clever
seer will then foretell the future from
tho queer shapes which the albumen
Color for Sick Room.
Always choose for an invalid bright
ly colored flowers rather than white,
which arc not cheerful for the sick
A Logical Landlord.
Many a tenant will sympathize with
the man in this story, from the Phila
delphia Record. He was renting a
small house which the landlord had
refused to repair. One day the owner
came to see him.
"Jones." he said. "I shall have to
raise your rent."
"What for?" asked Jones, anxiously.
"Have taxes gone up?"
"No." the landlord answered, "bat I
see you've painted the house and put
in a new range and bathtub. That, of
course, makes it worth more rent."
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So They Say.
Stranger I say, my lad, what la
considered a good score on these
Caddie Well, sir, most of the gents
here tries to do it In as few strokes
as they can, but it generally takes a
few more. Scottish American.
TRY MURINE EYE KtMEDY
for Red. Weak. Weary, Watery Eyea
andGranulated Eyelids. Murine Doesn't
Smart Soothes Eye Pain. Druggists
Sell Murine Eye Remedy, Liquid. 25c.
50c. $1.00. Murine Eye Saiva la
Aseptic Tubes. 25c. $1.00. Eye Books
and Eye Advice Free by Mail.
Murine Eye Remedy Co.. Chicago.
The Family Growler.
"Why are you weeping, little boy?"
"I broke de pitcher."
"Well, there's no use crying over
"G'wan! Dis wuz beer." Louisville
"I don't see any difference between
you and a trained nurse except the
uniform," said her sick husband.
"And the salary." she added,
thoughtfully. Harper's Bazar.
mm. YTInslaw Soot hint; Syrap.
Porcltl.ilrru t--!Mriir. Roftcnstnoiruruisntlitewilsv
luni'""1"" 'i" r'nr1- "'-"'niili-riUc- XiuabvUis.
It Is pleasant to grow old with good
health and a good friend. Socrates.
Many who used to smoke 10c cigars
now buy Lewis' Stogie Binder straight Ac.
A woman hates her enemies longer
than she loves her friends.
THE gown at the left is of black
cbantilly lace and liberty. The
skirt Is of liberty covered with a
tunic of chantilly which is finished
with a wide sash of liberty crossed
in the back.
The corsage Is of chantilly with
large collar of beaded embroidery tin
ished in Trout by r. knot of liberty.
1 he girdle is of liberty, fastened with
Jabot From Handkerchief.
The jabot made of half a handker
chief is a sensible and inexpensive
solution of the necktie problem for
the business woman.
Cut diagonally in half, the hand
kerchief, if a plain one, will admit of
extra trimming along its already
Part of the finish being provided,
there but remains to be added the
narrowest of Irish lace edges on one
jabot and a jabot and a delicate clung
on the other.
Pressed Into shape, the jabot is
mounted along its diagonal raw edges
upon a small band stitched by ma
chine, and by this it is secured be
neath the turnover collar.
A Graceful Carriage.
It la one of the chief of a woman's
It is equal in importance to beauty,
a fact which young debutantes with a
natural wish to "make an impres
sion" would do well to remember.
The first thing t learn is how to
bold the body correctly when stand
ing. The body should be erect. Inclined
The other gown is of pale green lib
' erty and mousseline de sole of the
! same shade. The skirt is of liberty
with draped tunic of mousseline de
s ie. caught at the side by roses.
The corsage is also of liberty cov
ered with a sort of plaited pelerine of
the mousseline de sole. The chemi
sette is of white lace; the girdle, aa
designed, is of liberty, with knot ol
roses at the side.
slightly forward from the hip3 up. the
weight on the balls of the feet, never
on the heels, the knees held together,
the arms hanging naturally at the
sides, the chin up. tho chest forward
and the abdomen in.
In walking, a good rule for begin
ners is to ignore the knee joint, and.
carrying the chest uplifted, try to
get a good, free swing from the hips.
If you can see the bump, bump of
the skirt against tjie knee, the action
is still wrong.
There Is. however, a difference be
tween swinging the leg and swinging
the hip alone. The latter produces
an ugly walk.
Old Fashion Revived.
The quaint, old-time handkerchief
or glove boxes made of glass and
bound with ribbon, by which the sides
and top and bottom were held In
place, are being revived and make ac
ceptable gifts for almost any anni
versary. The glass can be easily cut
Into any size and shape and the
boxes have a certain advantage over
others in that they can be easily
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Sour Risings, Bloating,
and Malaria. Fever and
Ague is Hostetter 's Stom
ach Bitters. For over
57 years it has been as-
sisting sickly and run
down people back to
health, and its friends are
therefore, legion. You
really ougnt to try this
wonderful remedy at
once and be satisfied that
it is the onlv one von
need to keepyouhealthy.
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