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ine'of the. Indians into receiving in'
strumentsfhigh up. in 'a New York loft.
DUiiomg. Uutalde curtains or rain,
wind-driven, rustled like forest leaves.
In the dim-lit studio, the dozen Black-
fobt braves,, blanketed, with heads
feather-crowned, shifted uneasily as
tney faced the , phonograph norn
Their singing was perfectly true. .The
songs tney cnantea m unison was
their tribe music transmitted from
mouth to mouth through generations.
Very solemnly each Indian did his
part toward perfecting the. records
that will be sent to Washington and
filed in the Department of the Inter
ior. Presently the phonograph mechan
ism" was reversed that they might
hear the reproduction of their own
voices. Instantly the silent braves
realized what such records mean in
the history' of the tribes." And then,
unasked, they -gathered about the
phonograph and chanted the "Song
of .Home," best-loved. and least famil
iar of all Blackfoot songs!
-Chief-Big Top acted as interpreter
for me for the Indian singers.
"It is t.the. song my people have.
sung for ages when leaving home-for
long 'trips on' the hunting trail or the
war-path," he said. "They sing itto
express the lonely feeling that comes
when they are far away from the
mountainsv The 'Song of Home'
makes them think of of the camp
fire and the tepee and the children."
, x DOWrnw-NEW YORK
New York, April 9. Account for it
however you choose to. Here's the
A writer on a morning paper that
devotes most of its columns to' sports
went into a little restaurant on "upper
Broadway a couple of hours after
midnight. An old man was sleeping
in a chair. A waiter shook him, to
wcke him up. " The old man mut
tered "Cheer Up's going to wini"
The r'spaper man had a paper
in his po.ii.et. He looked at- the race;
entries. There was a horse called
Cheer Up in the sixth race, at Norfolk.
He was not mentioned in the-selec-j
tions of the tipsters.. The waiter and
the journalist (shook the -old man.
awake again, and told him Cheer Up j
didn't have a chance. The .old mah!
merely kept on mumbling "Cheer
Up's going to win."
"There's atip for you, if you're!
superstitiousy said the newspaper
man to the waiter; as he went on his
Che,er Up, -at 25 to 1, won his tace
A barber shop in Broad street.jnon
far fronVthe stock -exchange, bearsf
COME IN AMP
..' ' ' "''
The sign means just what it says;
A man who is use?! to doing his own;
barbering, and prefers not to havea
barber work on. his face, can have
soap, razor and all the paraphernalia,
and give himself his own partichlarj
kind of a scrape. , ,
The price is the same as if one of?
the barbers did the job. (Less the
tip.) k .
A Broadwayite who has great re
nown as a "toucher" ftffinnpil nn tn-
' Simeon Ford as the hotel maikwas
reclining in a comfortable chair in
his own lobby.
"Hello, Sim!" he cheerily. pro-
claimed. "I passed you. ofTthe street:
"Very much-obliged," returned Mr.
Little Bessie Mamma, how'll I5
know when I'm naughty? Mother '
Your conscience will tell you, dear.
Little Bessie--! don't care about what
it tells, me. Will it tell you?" i
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