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TT1E OMAHA DATLT BEE : SUXDAT , SEPTEMBER I , 1SOS.
JOB BUNKER'S ELECTRIC KITE. i
By W. S. OIDLEY. i
"Spoakln * about Ben Franklin gotn'
fiihln' fer llghtnln' with a llghtntn' roil
fastened to a kite always reminds me of
Job Bunker , " spoke up "Uncle Joe" Per-
klnfl , during a temporary lull In the pro
ceedings at the regular Saturday evening
tcMlon of the Cranberry Corners postoflice
free-for-all debating club
"Why , what did Job Bunker do ? " In
quired Deacon Joggtns , as he leaned back
In bU armchair and gazed contentedly at
his feet , which were resting comfortably on
the top of the cracker barrel
"In the fust place , p'raps ye'll bo so
oblccgln' as to tell us who Job Bunker
might be There hain't no Job Bunker
around these dlggln's that I know of , "
chipped In Wiggins from his seat on a nail
"Didn't say there was , " went on Uncle
Joe , Imperturbably. "If you'd waited a
tnlnutu you'd found out all about it.
"Job Bunker , as I started to tell jou , was
one of the most enterprlsln' citizens of
Dasswood flats , an' he was always thlnkln'
up some scheme fer makln' money , not on
a big scale , > ou understand , but In an easy ,
jog-trot sort of way. Job was a powerful
hand to trade horses fer one thing He
could start out on Monday mornin * with a
J40 nag , trade horses every day an' some
times twice , durln' the week , an' comeback
back Saturday night with a better plug than
ho had on the start , an' with anywhere from
t-'i to J50 boot money In his pocket. Job
could have made a good llvln' jest a-tradln'
horses If he had devoted all his time to It ,
but ho didn't. Horse tradln' was only a
tort of side Issue with Job. His main busi
ness was pcddlln' fish , clams , Ice , ptteut
rat traps , an' so forth In the summer , an'
huntln' foxes , sellln' skates , storln' up
Ice fer next summer , takln' subscriptions
fer the magazines an" newspapers , et cetery ,
an' so forth in the winter. Between 'em
all , Job managed to keep pretty mlddltn'
busy the most of the time
"I sh'd Imagine he might , " commented
Wiggins , dryly. "Looks reasonable enough ,
that does , but what's all them occypatlons
of Job Bunker's got to do with Ben
Franklin coaxln' llghtnln" down from the
clouds on a kltcstrlng , an' why In thunder
sceln' that thunder an' llghtnln' go to
gether didn't > ou finish tcllln' what the
squire said when you asked him for
"I'm glttln' around to It as fast as I
kin , " grumbled Undo Joe "Seems to me
jou c'd give a feller a chance to tell a
story In his own way. I wanted to showjoti
the sort of a hustler Joe was fust before I
brunt ; In about his goln' Into partnership
with the llghtnln' "
" ' "
"Yes , I reckon that's the shortest way to
describe It. You see , one day Job got hold
of the yarn about Ben Franklin an * his
kite , an' It struck him right off that If he
cd bring down llghtnln' In that way It
might be of considerable assistance to him
In the flshln' business. You know a streak
of electricity passln' through a body of
water will kill nil the fish fer rods around ,
an' Job's Idea was to ketch the llghnln'
ttarao as Ben did an' lead It down into the
lake an' knock over as many llsh In three
seconds as he c'd yank out with his hooks
an' lines In three days
"Well , Job built his kite , makln' the
frame good an * strong , an' coverln' it with
oiled silk , so U'd shed rain ; then he rigged
up a sharp-p'lnted wire projectln' out a
foot or so beyond the upper end of the
kite an' leadln' down to the kite string ,
which was a good , stout cord , equal to
'most any strain on It ; an' then the next
time a thunderstorm corao up Job hustled
out to the lake with his kite , sent It
ballln' up Into the lower alge of a cloud ,
anchorln' the end of the kite string out
In the water a wajs , with a big stone tied
to it to hold It down.
"Well , Job had hardly got back to the
shore when the fust streak of llghtnln'
come slldln' down that kite string an'
zipped Into the water , follered by a noise
na If somebody was tearln' the roof off the
sky. A passel of fish , little an1 big , come
lloatln1 to the surface all around where
the kite string was anchored , an , ' of course ,
Job waded out Into the water an' begun
plckln' up the fish an' tossln' 'em ashore ,
an' , jest about this time , when Job was
workln' away like a nailer , scoopln' In the
firsh , or , ruther , scoopln' 'era out , along
comes another good-sized streak of llght
nln' slldln' down that air kite string , an'
when It struck the water , Job said after
ward , he thought for a mlnuto Old Nick
hlsself had him by the legs
"He give a screech. Job did , doubled uj
like a jack-knife an' rolled over In thi
water , an' he probably would have boei
drowned then an' there If the game con
stable hadn't happened along In the nlcl
of time , an' hauled him out of the water
an' marched him off under arrest fer ketch
In' fish In a manner contrary to the statute
In the case made an' pcrvlded.
"Well , Job was hauled up before a Justin
of the peace an' fined $25 , an1 before he go
back to the lake somebody cut the kite
string an' let his kite sail away , an' stol <
all hU fish ; an' take It altogether. Job wS
EO clean disgusted an' discouraged that h <
never tried to do any more fishing by th
llghtnln' process method after that "
"Through with yer story' " queried Wig
pins , as Uncle Joe paused and begin t
show symptoms of starting for home.
"I calkilate I am. " said Uncle Joe , rlsln ;
i to his feet , "I sot out to tell jou about Jo
Bunker's Ben Franklin kite , an' I recl.o
' I've narrated all there Is to It , so I mlgh
as well bo shufflln' along to'rds home"
HOOMT * SMJItHT-or-IIA ! > n.
The f.rent Hunter mill nsplorer Cotili
Turn a TrleU.
Like every man of force , Daniel Boon
knew howto turn all his gifts to actlv
account ; his coolness and self-possession ar
proverbial , nnd he also had a sense e
humor which gave him fortunate Insplra
tlons at times. It Is told that he was one
resting In the woods with a small numbe
of followers , when a large company of It ,
dlans came suddenly upon them and halte
neither party having discovered the othe
until they came In contact The white
were eating , and the Indians , with th
ready tact for which they are famous , ss
down with perfect composure and com
menced eating , also. It was obvious tba
thev meant to lull the suspicions of th
white men and seize a favorable oppoi
tunlty for rushing on them. Boone affecte
careless Inattention ; but In an undei
tone admonished his men to keep the !
hanfls upon their rifles. He then strolle
toward the Indians , unarmed , and leisure !
picking the meat from a bone The India
leader , who was similarly employed , roe to
meet him. Boone saluted htm , and then
requested to look at the knife with which
the Indian was cutting his meat. The chief
handed It to him without hesitation , and our
pioneer , who , with his other accomplish
ments , possessed considerable expertness -
ness at zlelght-of-hand , deliberately
opened his mouth and affected to
swallow the long knife , which nt
the same Instant ho threw adroitly
down his sleeve. The Indians were aston
ished. Boone rubbed his throat , stroked
hU body and pronounced the mouthful to
be very good Having enjoyed the sur-
prlie of his spectators for a few moments ,
he made another contortion , and , drawing
forth the knife , as they supposed , from his
body , returned It to the chief. The lat
ter took the point cautiously between his
thumb and finger , as if fearful of being
contaminated by touching It , and threw It
from him Into the bushes The pioneer
sauntered back to his party and the In
dians , Instantly dispatching their meal ,
marched off , desiring no further Intercourse
with a man who could swallow a scalping
.MIDID A r.
TuIUecl to the Cinernor nml Mnrk In
\\hat He > > nlil.
Much as we heir about the free-and-cqual
spirit of society in more primitive day the
what tan I do for you' " asked the grocer
' Be quu'k for I m awful busy ' ' P-plea e.
sir , ' stammered Nellie , "my m-muzter
cnded me for a p-pound of b-butt r , but
if you Is b-buiy dive me a h-half p-pound. "
Teacher Now , children , wo all know
what the word posterity means , do we not'
Pupils YM. ma am Teacher Well then ,
write a. sentence containing the word. ( Five
minutes latT ) Now , Johnnie , you may read
yours. Johnnie I am sorry for the kldj of
posterity that will have to learn this war
out of a book. We have a regular snap.
1 Her Little Brother Set down In the par
lor. Sls'll be here as soon 03 she gits
through glvln' her face a swipe with the
powder rag. Mr. Slmperllng And what did
she say when jou told her I was here ? Her
Little Brother She said she knowed when
the window come down on her thumb Mon
day mornin' that this was goln' to bo a
unlucky week for her.
i Willie , aged 3 , had a slight difference of
opinion with his grandfather and , forgetting
his usual respectful manner , he exclaimed.
"Gwan-pa , dess I'll have to box your
earses' " "Well , well , " gravely retorted the
old gentleman , "then I shall not bring you
a birthday present. " "Oh , " quickly replied
the little fellow , " 1's not doln * to box 'em
, till after dat. "
Tommy , aged 4. was very fond of climbing
Into bis mother's lap for the purpose of
being petted and caressed. One day his
mother found him gazing at some goldfish
In a globe , with a sympathetic look on his
face. "Why , Tommy , " she asked , "what
makes > ou look so solemn' " " 'Cause I'm
sorry for them baby fishes , " answered the
little fellow. "And why are jou sorry for
"WELL , JOE , SEEMS TO MC YOU RUN OUT OF WIRE PRETTY OFTEN. "
fact of the matter Is that old-fasLtoned
people stood rather more In awe o' those
In authority than we do today TS follow
ing story , printed many years ago In the
Vermont Record , Illustrates this statement
on the principle that the exception proves
In the early settlement of Vermont there
lived In Chelsea a respectable- fanner ,
familiarly known as "Uncle Mike. " He was
very earnest and positive In his assertions ,
and a little Inclined to stammer when to
was excited One day In spring , when ihe j
snow was soft and slumpy , he was traveling
with his oxen and sled upon a road which
was a mere causeway built through a com
plete quagmire , and hardly wide enough for
a single team. There drove up behind him
a man with a sleigh nnd a span at horn's ,
evidently Ignorant of the peculiar condition
of the road , who began to rein out ono side
In order to pass "Friend friend , " ex
claimed Uncle Mike , "jou can't get by , hold
on till we get to them bars , then I 11 turn
out " The stranger persisted In turning out ,
and his horses at once sunk to their girth ;
In the soft snow and mire , nor was it wt'h-
3 j out difficulty that they were extricated. But
soon again he became Impatient of U.icle
Mike's slow- progress , and attempted to pisa
on the other side , and again the old man
remonstrated"Stranger , I tell je je
c-c-can't get by. It ain't possible. Just
wait a minute" Once more his advice was
disregarded , and this time he was not able
to regain the road without the old mans
assistance. And yet another time did the
1 eager traveler attempt to pass the old
j man's cautions were disregarded and the
i horses plunged Into the mire. When Uncle
Mike reached the bars where he was to
turn off he stopped his team and iqulred of
the traveler "Do you live In this state' "
"Yes. " was the reply "What town do jou
live in' " asked Uncle Mike. "In Willis-
ton , " the stranger answered. "Well. " said
the old man as his long suppressed Indigna
tion began to vent itself , "the selectmen
of the town are to blame for letting you
io away from home without somebody to
take care of jou , jou d-d-don't know any
thing , d-dldn't I tell you you couldn't get
bj' " Here the stranger good-humoredly
Interrupted htm with the question "Do jou
know who jou are talking to' " "Know1"
thundered out the old man , "no. I d-d-don't
know and I d-d-don't care , whoever jou be ,
jou had ought to have a g-g-gardeen "
"Why , " said the traveler , "my name Is
Thomas Crlttenden " "I-I-I declare , " stam
mered Uncle Mike , astonished to find he had
been reprimanding the governor of the state ,
"If I'd known w-w-who you was , I shouldn't
have s-s-sald exactly what I did. but " the
old man thought a minute "but I can't In
conscience take a word back"
I'liATTtiK or Tim ot.NnsTnus.
Tannle. aged B. was visiting In the country
and. seeing a lot of sheep and lambs for the
first time , aha exclaimed"Oh , mamma ,
Just look at the cute little lambs , nnd they're
such good Imitations , too. They squeak Just
like my toy lamb and have the same kind
ot hair on "
Little Nellie was sent to the corner grocery
for a pound of butter. "Well , little girl.
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superiority In purity and high quality.
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them ? " she asked. "Their mamma hasn'
any lap for them to sit In , " was the reply.
The cheapest bread in England is wortl
"H cents a pound loaf.
The yearly output of cigars from thi
Philippines Is 140,000,000.
There is more machinery made in Phlla
delphla than any other city In the country
British publishers last jear pDt on thi
market 6,573 new books , of which 2,677 wen
Tha cotton crop Is the largest single ez
port , in tnis country nt riy $ 'juuuOoO' '
annually. The next largest Is wheat.
Alabama's latest industrial enterprise 1
a $1,000 000 steel mill. It is to be erectei
by capital that comes from outside of th
The Baldwin Locomotive Works recent ! ;
shipped fortj locomotives for the Chines
Eastern railway , and twenty-five more ar
being built at the works for the same road
The Bethlehem Iron company , Sout'
Bethlehem , Pa , has been asked to bid o :
the forgings for the engine and shaftln ,
of a torpedo boat to be built In Japan fo
the Imperial Japnnesp navy
A plant for the manufacture of Port
land cement from furnace slag Is beln ,
erecttd by the Clinton Iron and Steel com
pany of Plttsburg , adjoining their furnac <
The buildings and machinery will cos
One of the largest blooming mills In tt
country Is to be erected at Loraln. O , an
Plttsburg manufacturers will furnish tl
plant. It is to be built by the Loraln Ste. .
company , and will be erected as soon t
The window glass operators and workme
have agreed upon the wage scale for th
next jear , and the plants throughout th
country will be opened September 7. Th
new scale advances wages 5 per cent an
effects -4,000 men.
Tha largest establishment for the man'
facture of felt in America , and the.moi
modern In the world , is now ncarlng cou
fiction in Chicago , 111. It will bo run .
one of the departments of Armour Ac C
for the purpose of utilizing Imponaut bj
The International Printing" Pressmen
union has turned the American Pressma :
its otncial organ , over to Theodore F. Gall
skowsky ot St. Louis , who will be edlti
and publisher of the magazine in conjuni
tion with his duties as secretary-treasun
ot the organization.
The production of plglron In the Uulti
States during the first six months ot th
ye'ir ' was S 809,703 tons , and in the lir
half of 1S97 4403,176 tons The O'ttpu i
[ igiron In the United Kingdom for the fir
hal ! of 1S ! > S was 4,432893 tons , and in t'
s.iti c teriod In 1S97 4,401,124 tons
Conventions by national trade unions th
mouth will occur as follows Sept -inter
steiim engineers , Pcoria. 12th , tile laye
and helpers , Chicago , locomotive Qreme
Torrato , 13th , coopers , Chicago , 19th , ca
pin'ers and Joiners , New Yor * City , iSt
rliialirs , steam and gas fitters , C'evelant '
tobacco workers , Detioit.
Annual and semi-annual reports on tl
condition ot the great iron and steel indu :
tries of the United States , recently issue
indicate highly satisfactory situations ]
the first half of 1S9S the production of Uessi
mer plglron exceeded that of the prevloi
corresponding period by more than 1.000,01
gross tons , and the production by all pn
cesses was the largest half-yearly outpi
on authentic record. Within four years tl
output of open-hearth steel Ingots and cas
ing" has more than donhlcx ! There V > P * -
a decrease tn two jears In the number i
active bla-t furnacta. out those 10. i
operation have an increased annual capacll
of nearly 1,750,000 gross tons over the tot.
of 1S96 , or more than 19,000,000 gross ton
A correspondingly large Increase in the c :
pacity of the active rolling mills and Etc
works Is also reported
THE BEST SALVE in the world for Cat
Bruises , Sores , Ulcers , Salt Rheum , Pevi
Sores. Tetter Chapped Hands. Chilblain
Corns and all Skin Eruptions , and positive ]
cures Piles , or no pay required It Is gum
anteed to give perfect satisfaction or mone
refunded Price 25 cents per box. For sal
by Kunn & Co.
POSING AS AN INDIAN CHIEF
Paleface Princess Don ? the Toga of the
Tribe and Startles the Reservation.
UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF AN OMAHA WOMAN
A OorKPonn Continue for n Hot tnr
Doluit South Otiinhn with the
llrnv e AVnrm I'lnNU
on the Jll l nr.
What would I have not given for a pair
of brown ejes on that day when I "did"
the Transmlsslsslppl Exposition disguised
as an Indian chief
Captain W A. Mercer , the handsome , sol
dierly fellow In charge of the Indian con
gress , graciously granted my request and
for one long day I assumed the role of a
dignified joung chief and mingled famil
iarly with the redskins , dressed In buckskin
and blankets and resplendent with war
paint and trappings of gorgeous hue.
It was a great day nnd a hot one at that ,
ono of these tropical , sultry dajs that
Omaha occasionally serves up without
warning and anjthlng but an Ideal time to
tog up In war bonnets , fur necklaces nnd
With that prompt execution which only
disciplined military officers have at com
mand the captain completed the arrange
ments for the expedition , obtained mj cos
tume and turned me over to Joe Shooter's
wife , who was instructed to transform a
white girl Into a handsome joung Sioux
"Do jou want to dress as a buck or a
squaw' " asked Captain Mercer.
"Why , captain , what a question" I re
turned qulcklj "Tho squaws have no
style' I'd Just as soon dress like a wash
erwoman as one of those fat , untidy
klootchmen with loose calico dresses and
short hair hanging about their necks. I
want to be a fine joung brave , " and he
smiled at the vanity ot woman.
( inrb of n II r in p.
It was Captain Mercer's own buckskin
coat and leggings that I was permitted to
( wear. Big Brave ot the Blackteet tribe , as
generous as he is stalwart and as handsome
an Indian as walks around the great Indian
camp , presented him with the suit as a
mark of high esteem. Travel the grounds
over and among the 600 Indians , represent
ing thirty-five tribes assembled at this
strange congress ot redrnen , could not be
found a finer suit than that In which 1
mad9 my debut as an Indian chief.
The coat was decorated with de
signs wrought In colored porcupine quills
and its beat ty enhanced by rows of deep
buckskin fringe A long pair of ornate leg
gings of the same material reached to rny
thighs , pulled on over a pair of never-fail
ing bloomers those emergency articles ot
the twentieth century girl's wardrobe.
Richly embroidered moccasins of Apache
pattern completed the smart costume , and
over It all fell In regil toga folds a plain
blanket of blue , striped with bands ot beadIng -
Ing , wrought In simple design. Of all the
Indian blankets , I am partial to these dark
blue ones , worn exclusively by the pic
turesque Sioux , and of all the Indians rep
resented at the transmlsslsslppl exposition ,
the Sioux are to me the most Interesting.
They are Jolly fellows , fond of show , and ,
according to "Rattlesnake Pete ' Llddlard , a
Sioux Indian has ne\er been known to
Mrs. Shooter , the pretty half-breed Chlp-
pewa. In whose hands mj- skin changed
color , laughed heartily as she smeared red
dish brown paint all over my face and
further decorated it with jellow rings , vermillion -
million crosses and green stripes. Soon
above the whole rose like a halo a big wat
bonnet of sacred eagle feathers , each tipped
with strings of gaudy color that dangled In
the breeze. With this marvelous headdress
spread out like a peacock's tall and reach
ing to my heels , a collarette of beautiful
fur tails around my throat and Innumer
able trinkets and beads for adornment , 1
stepped out of the barracks to Join the ex
An Indian to all observers , an Indian ir
appearance , save for the tell-tale blue eyes
so much bluer by contrast with the Indlar
trappings and brilliant war paint.
Out on I'firntlc.
"Keep your eyes down , " warned the Mer
cers as I marched off with as stately :
stride as I could assume , while the captalt
gave orders In military tones "Pete , tak <
this chief with your gang to visit the pack'
Ing houses , and treat him well "
I was delighted that Rattlesnake Peti
was the guide For thirty jears he has beei
among the Indians , and he not only know
their tribal and characteristic traits , but
rarer yet , he knows how to treat them
Knows enough to notice the children , to oc
caslonally Jolly the squaws and to meet thi
men on a friendly , but business-like basis
Every Indian In the camp swears by him
He's a big fellow , too , of the Buffalo Bll
tjpe , wearing a sombrero that rests upoi
long , curly hair , black as the raven' :
4 wing Just one of those men whose ex
e prcsslon Inspires confidence and reveal
s "Give mo a name , Mr. Pete , " I askec
while undergoing the critical Inspection o
twenty-five Chejennes and Arapahoes.
"Chief Look-Up-ln-the-Clouds , " he said
adding , with a facetious smile , "tho enl :
blue-ejcd , fullblood Sioux ever born Sot
of Old-Chief-Gone-to-the-Happy-Hunt in ;
Grounds. Chief Look-Up-ln-the-Clouds
how' " and we shook hands with grea
"Oh , you'll do , " he continued In a lov
voice , and we started off.
Down the Midway , culet at this earl ;
morning hour , wo strode with a score o
more of bucks and squaws straggling be
p _ hind. Delne the only one crowned with ;
, f war bonnet and at the head of the proces
. . slon , walking with Mr Ltddlard , I was
> r naturally , for a big tyee , and my com
panlon Introduced me risht and left as
> d joung Sioux chief. Once outside the Sher
Is man avenue gate I turned to look at in :
! t companions and they had their first gooi
? ! look at the new chief. How they laughei
p and shook their heads and pointed to thos
| ' blue ejes Then they examined my blanke
I3 and said "Sioux. " pronounced the moccasin
I , . ' Apache" and the coat "Blackfeet" Th
s merry squaws shook their loose , fat side
i. with laughter and the tallest bravo steppci
' forth and welcomed mo with a forma
j1- "How ! " All the Indians echoed him am
' then the ceremony of Introduction ended
, I Ended , too , apparently , was their curiosltj
* I for from that time on they never betrajei
by look or sign my secret.
Indian Conrte j- .
I found out on this memorable occastoi
) U that we of paler flesh might from the ab
, . orielnes learn many a lesson In courtesy
tt and I was really touched at the deferenc
10 paid by these half barbaric warriors.
> One car held the crowd and we wcr
" whirled on to South Omaha. Pete sat be
' ' side me , telling all sorts of strange storle
I ? ot Indian life and Interesting incidents o
tl the congress.
i. Under the Incardlne rajs of a pltlles :
, - . sun we sweltered , nor could I once mo |
? 1 my painted brow or throwback the heav ;
blanket Big Brave as gallantly fanned mi
as might a polished ornament of moderi
society , but the centle breeze from hi
! . eagle feather fan was of little benefit. Tn <
courtesy , however , was appreciated
We dropped , off the car at South Oman ;
and a crowd of men and boys swarraei
around tbe Indians. All knew Pete , an
if they didn't they called htm Buffalo Bll
1 and took us for the advance cuard. Hal
a b'tnlred ' slrwt bovs sharp is tick * and'
a * noisy as romanihe * joined it * proof *
! < ion , and , the whole tows urn 4 out for
the fun I noticed 000 bright little urchin
watching me rlotfl ) an 1 I soon sionted hit
suspicions. For three blocks lit * kt pt a shnrr
eve on tne , then nudged a bootbU k I
bet jou Jl , Jlmmle , that s no more Indian
than me" "Half breed , " was heard several
times , and from that moment on I wag in
terror of being discovered M > eves dropped
to the ground Instinctively , and my hand *
crawled up under the blanket , mu h to
i'ete's amusement. He teamed me not a
little as we hurried on , the \erj fear of
detection straightening my shoulders and
lengthening my steps.
In the 1'noUliiK UOIUM * * .
Through one of those ill-smelling packing
[ louses we passed In single file , the Indians j
Intent on the sights and busy watching I
them. A tnll fellow occasionalv ! walked
beside me pljlng a fan and smiling. The
smell of blood aroused the red man s old
love of battle , and It was a sight to be j
remembered , as they watched the animals |
slaughtered. This was the only partwhKh
Interested them very much to see men deal i
fatal blows and to caze entranced at thei i
rebellious , dving cattle The procession of I
hogs , suspended by their hind legs and ,
hurried along to meet a death thrust was
also of great Interest to the Indians , nnd ,
they lingered long around the spot The i
rest of the packing house operations afforded
not the least attraction. What did thev ]
care about the drudgery of It all the kind
of "work done on their reservations bv
squaws ? With stole Indifference the >
passed on , fascinated only by the knife
sticking nnd the blows that kill. And they
didn't enjoy the packing house odor a bit.
but every one helfl a handkerchief to his
nose throughout the visit.
When we finished , our guide played a
trick and before we knew it a camera had
captured a view of nt least ono of the
tribe. Pete left us then to visit the city
pound and secure a couple of dogs for a
feast , which was billed at the Indian con
gress the following day , and unaccompanied
by a guide we rode back to camp. The
heat was almost overpowering , and when
Mrs Mercer Invited me Into a cool , com
fortable tent to partake of a dainty luncheon
I realized that the morning's excursion had
been an arduous one. The captain's dog
Is trained to keep Indians away from the
quarters and he treated me anj thing but
The afternoon was spent among the In
dians , visiting the different tepees and
wickiups , talking sign language with the
various tribes. Chief Look-Up-In-The-
Clouds soon became Chief Look-
Dow n-At-The-Ground , so numerous
were the visitors and so fearful
I was of detection Had people discovered
my disguise It might have cast a reflection
upon the genuineness of the Indian con
gress and I certainly did not want ito be
instrumental In the circulation of any but
a favorable report about that feature , which
Is considered one of the very best of the
entire exposition and is truly the most
unique congress ever assembled. So , when
curious visitors came along and handled my
clothing and asked all sorts of absurd ques
tions , I believe I resented the intrusion as
keenly as do the red men themselves The
latter soon sawI did not want to be- both
ered and warned me of approaching visitors ,
telling them that "chief had sore ejes '
One clever girl who spoke English quite
well added that It was "natural for Indians
to have trouble with their eyes. "
The IMiecner } .
walked up In a dignified manner , looked
sternly Into my eyes and from his tongue
fell but one question. "Woman" ' he asked ,
and when I smiled and nodded he chuckled
as If it was a capital joke and walked away
The Crow Creek Sioux Invited me to
dinner and served a cup of coffee , tdtrs
bread and meat stewed with He A. I was
hungry and it tasted good , although I found
it qulto difficult to eat stevr with one's
How quickly eyrn n civilized person
adapts himself to existing conditions At
first I hesitated about mingling with these
people , repulsed by the uncleanllness of
their surroundings Before the afternoon
wore away I felt quite at home , lying on
their bedding , eating their food and In re
ality living their lives. It was a lazy day
and only a few of the more Industrious
squaws worked at bead embroidery. The
rest dozed and visited one another and Idled
away the hours. One of the chiefs enter
tained me with lessons In drawing and
proved his artistic skill with ease. Old
Flying-Shield and gray-haired Love-the-
Green-Trecs made my visit to their tepee
a ceremonial event. A sacred and historic
plpo of peace was produced , filled with to
bacco and lighted. Both puffed at the long
pipe in turn and then handed it to me. We
were good friends after that and I bought
them some tobacco In acknowledgment of
Ii > lnc the Mlilmty.
When the blazing sun finally slipped over
the horizon the young Chlppewa wife added
some fresh war paint In order 'that ' I might
continue my role as a Sioux An inter
preter rounded up a dozen real Sioux and
we started out to explore the Midway
Afrald-of-Eagle accompanied me as special
escort and I discovered in him a cle/er
fellow. He was splendidly arrajed for the
occasion and the center of attraction every
where wo went. A cheap admission to
the grounds was in effect that night
and ihe Midway swarmed with
people. Whenever any one accosted the In
dians , Afrald-of-Eagle had not a word to
utter , save a genial salutation , but just as
soon as we were alone he would lean over
and say In a low tone , "Come see me every
daj- , come tomorrow"
First wo took In the scenic railroad. It's
[ one of the Indians' favorites on the Mid.
j There's nothing slow about them. As we
sped over the swift track , and crept slowly
through the tunnel , they started a weird ,
uncanny song , the echo of which will ring
In my ears for many a day The Indians
wanted to "shoot the chutes , " but the
spieler turned us unkindly away , and we
| tried the Jolly "merry-go-round " We had
to pay here , but with these two exceptions
J ' all the concessionaires welcomed us with
courtesjA peep at the whale , a few songs
at the Casino , ten minutes with the Turks
and a ride on "Too Much Johnson's" camel ,
with Afraid-of-Eagle sitting behind , a rest
at a lemonade stand , another for cigarettes ,
1 and before It seemed possible the lights on
the matchless lagoon had given warning
1 that the evening splendor was almost over.
Tired , weary and warm , I trudged slowly
1 back to the camp , doffed the buckskin coat
and the rest of the strange toggery , tolled
with soap and scrubbing brush until a
familiar countenance was rediscovered and
emerged from the Mercer quarters once
more In woman's dress
It was a memorable day ; a strange expe
rience. The woman reporter of this age en
counters many an unusual sight , essays
many a foreign role , but longer than I shall
remember scaling high mountains , sleeping
In craters of old volcanoes , being lowered
far down In glacial crevasses , exploring
lone Islands at night , riding fire engines
and dashing down steep grades on the pilot
, of a locomotive , Interviewing jail breakers ,
i scrambling over ships' ladders , or going
forth on coroner's expeditions , memory will
treasure as a unique sensation the Incidents
that are asosciated with 'a day as an In-
I dian chief" at the transmlsslsslppl.
i I While It lasted I was at times almost
I unconscious that I wes not one of the In-
1 dlans , EO near the surface flowed that cur-
1 rent of barbaric blood whlb to this day
f permeates the veins of civilized man. But
HEALTHY OLD AGE.
LARUK , Bcnton Co. Ark. , Aug. 4-
I nm 49 vears old nnd bare been suf-
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syUAUK. ork City.
so strongly influenced are wo by our sur-
roundinsa , that with the shedding of the
buckskin coat I returned to the customs of
my clan and a Turkish bath and a shampoo
pee were the richest blessings of life.
KAY TULLEP. .
A It I.ouUcil tci tinolnritcer ,
Some of the volunteer soldiers v.ho were
put under the command of regular array
oKicers soon after the beginning of the Cu
ban war found It a little hard to learn all
the lingo of the camps. An officer sent a
> oung volunteer orderly to requisition at
the quartermaster's stores some tentage and
when he returned , questioned him "Or
derly" "Yea. sir" 'Did > ou get the
tents I ordered'1 'Yes , sir ' ' Did you
pet the wall tents'1" ' Yes sir ' And
the A tent * ' " Yen sir. ' "And the doe
* . m.
trrts' " Yes. sir" "And the flies for the
wall tents' " "Hies sir" No sir What'
Now , why didn't you gt t the ( lies' " The
soldier saluted respectfully , at any rate ho
combined a galuto and a motion which
brushed away a cloud of lllea from In front
of his ncse. 'Tamp is full of them , nlr ! "
Itciiin.-intx of | ln > ritin
Detroit Tree Press ' What do jou mean' "
exclaimed the returned soldier , as n
glowered at his washwoman , by charging
mo for three dozen pieces' All I sent you
was a suit of pajamas and a pair of nocks '
"Thlm pajimmltg wor o slutud and
torod , ser tfcot I coUd only make wages ,
tor by < hDrlu' by the doyen ser "
Then he laughed as he had not a me ha
left home and cave her flftj cents extra as
1 a. souvenir.