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QUAINT GUSTQMS.OR, SOME OF
THE WORLD'S QUEER PEOPLE
This lad? has trimmed' her bonnet
with the "costliest trimming iri the
world trimmed it with her baby!
Stfictiy speaking, however, the
contrivance on her head is riot a
bonnet. It doesn't belong to the lady.
It's the baby's basket.
This custom of carry baby, basket
and all on niammavs head, is a. cus
tom of the Baralong. tribe in South
Africa. The basket is ihade of reeds,
bound around" with gbat's skin. The
insidej however, is thickly laid with,
downy feathers, so tnat baby has fe.
beautifully soft nest.
THE FEATHER NUISANCE
By Berton Braley.
Lady, I like and, admire you,
Think you a regular peach,
Yet I would ask and desire you
Beg you to harkto my speech,
You who are sweer as the heather,
Fair as a rose and all that
Why do you carry that feather
Stuck in your hat?
Think you, perchance, it is natty?
Nay it is fearf Ully plain,
Stiff in the sunshine and ratty
When it commences to rain,
Yet in all places and weather,
Everywhere any man goes, -Some
wpnian'B hat has a feather
Tickling his nose!"
Lady, I hate to be kicking,
1fet I protest.to you, why
Why must that feather be sticking.
"Constantly into my eye?
Some day I'll lose altogether
Patience and calmness, I swear; t
Theti I will bite off that feather
, o o-
The. time to make love to a wbinan,
If you want her. td listen, my lad, '
Is when she's a little bit weary
And just a little bit sad.
The time to make Jove to a woman-p-
Here s hoping' that you have not
Is.all the time and any old time
When you and' she are married.
he Hated -it so
"Oal ma!" sobbed Willie, "do my
ears belong to my neck or my face?"
"Why, what's tbe matter?' . was
the temporizing reply.
"Well, you told Mary to wash my
face, and she's washing- my ears,