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A GROW VICTORY.
Story of indian Battle Told
in Old Letter.
There has recently come into oir
hands ' a letter which possesses so
much interest as a reminder of old
tines lr. the West that lt seems worth
re-printing for present day readers,
less perhaps for those resident in the
East than for those who live in tie
prosperous and growing State of Mon
The letter was written to his young
er brothers just out of college back in
thc East by a young man who was ac
companying an exploring expedition
as naturalist. While lacking in de
tails it yet paints a picture of inci
dents that in those days happened in
thexWest not very uncommonly. The
Charley Reynolds spoken of in the
letter is that celebrated scout and
gentleman - sometimes known as
Lonesome Charley - who for some
.years v. r.; chief of scouts at Fort Lin
coln, Neb., and who less than a year
after the dace of this latter was' killed
by Co SiOUZ: ?.ud Cheyennes on the
banks of thc'Little Big Horn River
when Custer's command was wiped
out OL existence and Reno's suffered
At tho time this letter was written
Camp Laker and Fort Lewis were
military posts, each garrisoned by a
single ccnpany of soldiers. They are
now tao ene a flourishing town on
Big Trout Creek, a fork of the Judith
Rivr.\ 6?CL thc other.a military reser
vation ahaut forty niles east of Hel
Thc hiter. Cuted at Camp Balser
August 1, 1S7?, reads as follows:
"Y.'hilo you have been slaying the
vroedceck right j?nd left and now
while you are loading cartridges for
the rr.il ? have rot been idle. I have
had :r.y Urst regular grouse shootirg.
Thc young sharp-tailed grouse ere
about as large as banties, the you ag
sage grouse as large as' common ht ns
and the young blue or dusky groise
about the sise cf partridges. All of
thtm aro delicious eating, and X have
.donc v/hr.t I could to keep the camp
supplied with them. I suppose that
in all I hr.vc killed between ?even:y
fi've a?d 100 of them, and of thes9 not
six heve been shot on the ground. . Of
course I have missed a great deal, but
on the whole with a properly loaded
gun I think I can stop them three
cimes out of five. I have not taken
many birds as yet owing to lack of
time. I have, however, managed to
take twp specimens of the rare N?O
corys spragueii and two or three of
AegiaLtls asiaticus var, montanas,
Ccuss. Almost all my grouse hf.ve
been kiiled with cartridges loaded 'cr
small birds, and I can assure you it
seems" somewhat, absurd to see a f all
grown sage grouse at twenty-f.ve
yards fall io a half ounce of dust, i
killed my first du-sky a week or so
ago. Us.ve only got three or fe ur
"The dey- before we got to Ca np
Lewis a SE:>11 party cf Sioux came to
that post in the evening before sunset
and tried to run off the herd. Now
it co happened that there wjre
camped near Lewis about 250 lodges
pf thc Mountain Crows, a tribe frieid
ly to the whites and bitterly hostile
to the Sioux. As soon as they saw
the hostiles they started after them.
.The Sioux ran and at dark the trail
was lost and about three-quarters of
the Crows-3Q0 innumber-returned
to camp. The other 100 camped on a
mountain side and sent out scouts on
the highest hills to watch for the en
emy. Next morning the scouts re
ported that the Sioux thinking all the
Crows had gone back were returning
to make another attempt on the post,
and before long the main body of the
Crows could see the enemy coming
directly toward them. The unlucky
Sioux came right up to where the
Crows were ambushed and the latter
fired and killed five, and 'then charg
ing killed two more before they could
get into the timber. The Crows lost
one man, but he was a great chief; in
fact, one of their principal war chiefs.
He was named Long Horse. A Sioux
shot him in the side just below the
ribs, the ball passing just in front, of
the spine and coming out at the other
side. Long Horse fell, but managed
to raise up again and to shoot dead
the Indian who had wounded kim.
Then he died.
"Wc had been about an hour In
camp and Charley Reynolds and I
rwere taking a hath in Trout Creek
near the post, when we heard several
shots and whoops, and as three men
had been killed a few days before
.within a quarter of a mlle where wc
were swimming, we crawled up the
bank and looked about. We saw four
Indians riding down the bluffs sing
ing and yelping and occasionally fi ring
a shot. Three of them were nicely
dressed and had warbonnets trimmed
with the tall feathers of the go: den
eagle; the fQurth was naked and car
ried in one hand a pole, at the end of
which dangled a bunch of long black
hair. We had heard about the chase
after, the Sioux and saw that this
must be the Crow party returning.
We hurried into our clothes and 30on
saw tho women and children coming
out to meet the party. Pretty soon
the procession came down the hill all
dressed out in the finest war costume.
They were all In black paint and nome
of them had splendid bonnets reach
ing from their head aWay down to,
their horses' flanks. Some of i:hem
had only shirts on and their naked
legs looked raiher absurd.
"Every now and then a warrior
-would pass holding a scalp on a pole
and around him would be ten or a
dozen others shouting ancl singing
and firing shots in .the air. The same
demonstrations of triumph were in
dulged in when ope of the captured
ponies was driven by or when one of?
the captured guns was held vp to
rlew. One old fellow had saved the
.whole head of his Sioux and had
spread it out and dried it so that lt
was as big as a dinnor plate. As he
rode along he slowly twirled his polo
so that the long black waving hair
and tho bright red fleshy side alter
nately appealed and disappeared.
"After all the warriors had passed
and quiet had settled down on the
camp we heard from up the valley
sounds of mourning, and soon saw a
hoy abcut fifteen years old leading a
mule on which was the body of Long
Horse wrapped in a green blanket.
Behind him rode a squaw ar d beh.'nd
her a buck, and they alternately sang
dirges as they moved slowly along.
When tney reached the trading post
both dismounted, and walking up to a
wagon standing near each laid one
finger on the wheel, and drawing out
their butcher knives chopped them off
and then remounting rode off. As
they want off the squaw gashed her
head with her knife again and again.
Later in the day another relative
chopped off two fingers at the trading
post."-Forest and Stream.
Their Fury For Work Called a Dis
ease-Yoting Mea Uninteresting?
? "The American masculino claim ot
absorption in his work do?s not in
the .least justify such a condition,"
says a writer in the Atlantic Month
ly. "Frenchmen support their wives
and still find time to go shopping(
with them, too! Englishmen do like-1
wise and find energy left to place
their sons in school, energy to watch
keenly the love affairs of their daugh
ters, unhesitatingly bidding this or
that man be gone; moral courage and
physical vitality left after the day's
work to be in fact, as well ar in fancy,
'the head of the house.'
"They have the wisdom to leave
hours for play, for pure boyishness of
living. And all this may be observed
in the same middle class -.hat with
us turns the whole issue o' er to the
wife, expecting of her all wisdom,
though knowing her sheltered youth;
and all vitality, to run unceasingly
a'nd unaided the whole machinery of
"No wonder our wonen have
'nerves!' No wonder they are becom
ing more and more restlesj (one of
the first evidences of strain), more
and moi'e discontented as time passes.
Masculine kindness to our women is
sometimes so tangled up wiih selfish
ness that there need be no surprise
that there is some confusion regard
"Not that our men want the money
after which they are striving .for
themselves! They are almost no
toriously generous. Our rich men
give, give, give; to their w;ves, their
children, to colleges, to hospitals, to
churches, until the whole world is
amazed ai their generosity.
"The habit and fury of work, un
reasoning, illogical, quite unrelated
to any need, is a masculine disease
in this country, and the whole social
system has for years paid the inevita
ble penalty. Here and thc-re a man
tries to stop in time, but finds him
self obsessed by work so ttat he can
no longer think of anything else. He
is as much a slave to it as is any
opium taker to his drug a id drunk
ard to his potion. It is a grave dan
ger not only to the individual, but to
the whole American civilization.
"If the truth were told, most young
American men are not especially in
teresting. They do not kee? up their
reading. They have a national ob
tundity when it comes to music, to
art, to literature; nor do many of
them take any of these things at all
"The young among them are not
good conversationalists. Our clever-*
est cen are monologists pure and
simple. They lecture admirably.
They are born orators along modified
lines. They are inevitable story tell
ers. None bf\ this is conversation:
and women like conversation, like its
courtesies, which at least pretend a
little interest when their turn cornea '
in the game."
Time to Celebrate.
Bishop Ethelbert Talbot, of central
Pennsylvania, is a good story teller,
and most of his yarns ari on him
self. One of his latest te has re
counted at length in his lew book,
"My People of the Plains." It seems
that the Bishop went into a certain
town in his diocese and was seated
at dinner at the "hotel." A man in
the far corner of the room called out,
"Bishop, come here and eat with a
feller!" As the Bishop did not see
it exactly in that light and -as the man
had apparently been imbibing over
freely he refused, whereupon his
neighbor came over to him and said:
"Well, then, Bishop, if you won't eat
with me I'll eat with you." During,
the course of the meal he said:
"Bishop, are you going to talk to
the boys here to-night?" Dr. Talbot
told him that that was th? object of
his coming. "Well," he added, "I am
very glad, for God knows, these fel
lers here need it You s?e, Bishop,
the trouble with the boys here is that
they drink too much."
He was obviously . the ?ast person
to complain of that weakness on the
part of his brethren, so the Bishop
suggested: "Well, my friend, I am
sorry-to hear that, but, if, you will
pardon me, it set ms to nee that you
are suffering from that same trouble
"iou i?re right, Bishop, you are
right, but when the Bishop comes to
town a ft lier has to celebrate," was
the reply.-Detroit Free i?ress.
Cow Changed Her Tune.
'"Why are all, those people flock
ing down to Hiram Hardapple's
barn?" asked the old farmer on the
"Hi's got a curiosity c own thar,"
chuckled the village constable.
"That so? What kind of a curios
ity is it?"
"Why, Hi's old red-and-white Jer
sey cow. The other ni^ht the old
critter had the colic and Hi went
down with his lantern to give her a
dose of cow medicine. Blamed If he
didn't make a mistake and give her
p pint pf gasoline."
"Do tell! Didn't kill Uer, did it?"
. "No, but by heck, it had a funny
effect. Now, instead of going 'Moo,
moo!' like any other sensible cow,
she goe3 'Honk, honk!' like one of
them that blamed automobiles."
A Pennsylvania man has solved
the relative-in-law prob'em. When
his wile's family visit h's home and
stay over time he charges board and
has them arrested if th-iy refuse to
pay. In this way reiitlves-In-law
can do much toward making happy
Immense Saving to Farm
The office of public roads, um t tho
direction of Mr. Logan Waller Page,
has assembled some significant facts.
Only about 150,000 of the 2,10 3,000
miles of roads in the United States
have been in any degree improved.
Almost 53 per cent, of our public
roads may be said to be in a state of
nature. This statement in itsolf is
not necessarily startling. A man,
even a Congressman, might make the
laconic rejoinder: "Well, whs.t of
it?" Just this-if our public high
ways were as good as those of France
the gain to American producers would
exceed a quarter of a billion dollars
The average cost of hauling prod
uce in this country is 25 cents a mile
per ton. In France it is 12 cents a
j^miie per ton. Were our roads, then
equal to those of France, there would
be a gain to our farmers of 13 cents
a mile per ton. During the crop year
1905-06 our more important farm
products, which were hauled from
the places, where they originated to
shipping points, weighed in the ag
gregate S5.4S7.000 pounds. The
average length of haul of farm prod
ucts in the United States is 9.4 miles.
Hence, a savins of 14 cents a mile
per' ton would have meant to our
farmers a gain of $5S,900,000 on
their more important crops curing
the single crop year 1905-06. Ac
cording to tho freight figures of
the interstate Commerce Commission
about 250,000,000 tons are now an
nually hauled to points of shir ment.
Were our roads equal to those of
France the annual gain in hauling
based on these figures, would be
Concrete For Country Highways.
Macadam has served well tereto
fore as a surfacing material for the
so-called "permanent" roads In the
country districts, the traffic on such
roads, even with the marketing of
crops at certain times of year, being
neither heavy nor congested "n the
sense in wh'ich those terms; are ap
plied to city trucking. It has been,
too, a comparatively constant traffic
that does not vary widely during cor
responding seasons' year after year,
for the reason that population and
producs do not increase rapidly in the
farming localities. It is on such
roads, built for moderate, horse
drawn traffic, that thc automobile is
doing its greatest damage and com
pelling an entire change of construc
tion. Automobiles, though owned
largely in the towns, have a great
"radius" of action and are traveling
roads which were- seldom invaded by
the city horse owner; their highest
speed, too, is usually attained after
leaving the city limits.
To meet this new condition, some
localities are laying the centre of the
roadway with brick or other hard ma
terial and flanking it with macadam.
If this plan shall prove to be the
economical method for combining th?
two kinds of traffic the same advan
tages that concrete affords as a pave
ment will suggest it as the best , ma
terial for surfacing country roads.
The present has been called the
"age of cernen;:." The statement is
full of. significance and should not be.
Ignored by progressive road builders,
Good Roads Magazine.
In preparing to construct a road of
Portland cement concrete, the char
acter of the materials which enter
into the composition is a matter for
careful consideration. Portland ce
ment is defined as "the finely pul
verized product resulting from the
calcination to incipient fusion of aa
intimate mixture of properly propor
tioned argillaceous and calcareous
materials." La less (technical lan
guage, it can be said to be composed
of lime and a particular kind of clay,
carefully proportioned and burned to
a clinker which is ground into a fine
powder. The proportion of the ma
terials, the absence of foreign sub
stances, the perfect calcination, and
the fineness of grinding are all im
portant points in the manufacture of
a good cement.-Good Roads Maga?
Weakens the Snrfacc.
Water seeping under a road, if it
finds esfcape, carries with it particles
of earth, and the'removal of these
"tiny grains of sand" eventually pro
duces holes In.the subgrade and weak
places in the ?urfacc. If tho water
remains in the earth and is affected
by frost, there restults an expansive
force that rends in upheavals the
more or less rigid metaling. Efficient
drainage - keeping the water away
from' the foundation of a road-thus
becomes a matter of prime Import
ance, whatever kind of metal or pave
ment is to be used for the bearing
surface.-Good Road3 Magazine.
He Had thc Idea.
A Chinaman who had been robbed
by a woman on the Bowery was try
ing to describe her at thc polico sta
"Can't you remember how she was
dressed?" asked the lieutenant at
the desk. What sort of a hat did she
For a moment John seemed puz?
zled. Then his face brigtcmsd.
"He dead-she glad," he confi
And now the police are locking for
a woman with a Merry Widow tat.
A Slight Mistake.
A clergyman geing into the coun
try to preach was accompanied to the
station by his wife.
The train was just about to start
as he reached the platform and the
good man got very flurried.
Springing into the carriage as the
train moved off, he pressed two-pense
into his wife's hand and affectionate
ly kissed the porter who had seen to
his luggage.-Home Chat.
Syria and Palestine havo an. inordi
nate appetite for imported drugs. In.
Beirut, a city where soft drinks are '
in great demand, there is not a single
I ?S?LD wm. f
'Boll a measure of spinach in
enough water to cover It, with a
pinch of salt and another of uoda. In
ten minutes press the spinach through
a strainer, then rub through a wire
sieve. Add two well beaten eggs
and a cup of milk, a dash of nutmeg
and pepper and salt Mix thorough
ly and bake in buttered souffle dishes,
-New York World.
Cut. into bits enough celery to
make one cupful. Soak it in ice
water. Also cut into small dice four
medium sized apples which have been
previously peeled. Lay-the apples in
ice water for a while. Then drain
both apples and celery, mix them,
adding half a cupful of English wal
nuts. Cover with mayonnaise dress
ing and serve on crisp lettuce.-New
Steam and wash a quart or more
of strawberries and put into a sauce
pan with the grated peel of half a
lemon and a cupful of sugar . Let
simmer on the back of the stove or
In a double boiler until the sugar is
entirely dissolved. Beat the yolks of
four eggs in a pint of milk. Sv/eeten
to taste and cook, in a double boiler
until thick. Line the sides of a glass
dish with the strawberries, making a
high wall of the fruit but leaving the
centre hollow. When the custard is
cold pour it Into the centre and cover
with a meringue made of the whites
of the four eggs.-New York World,
Clear soup is made from a shin of
beef or from beef and veal. Crack
the bones and cut the meat into fine
pieces, cover with cold water In the
proportion of one quart water to one
half pound meat and bone. Bring to
the simmering point and keep at that
temperature for several hours. For
to have good soup it must be kept
even. Do not skim off the scum
wjjile cooking, because this is a need
ful' part of the meat. Cool and skim
off the fat. Reheat, adding flavor
ings, an onion, a small carrot cut
fine, one teaspoonful celery seeds, one
teaspoon pepper, two tablespoons
salt, then serve.-Boston Post.
English Chow Chow.
For English chow chow take two
large heads of cabbage, shaved very
fine, three cauliflower broken in small
sections, thirty cucumbers sliced, one
quarter peck of small white onions,
one pint grated horseradish, one-half
pound of white mustard seed, one
ounce celery seed, one-half cup
ground pepper and the same amount
of cinnamon and tumeric powder.
. Pack all In a. large stone jar over
j night, sprinkling a large cup of salt
between the ?ay?rs. In the morning
pour off the brine and soak in vinegar
and water for a day or two. Strain
again and mix the spices with three
pounds of sugar and six quarts of
vinegar. Scald, then pour over the
pickle while very hot. Repeat this
operation two more mornings, then
when quite cold add two boxes of
French mustard mixed v/ith one pint
of pure olive oil.-New York" Times.
If you have a fancy for the tiny
French peas, canned, you may save
money by doing them at home. They
shouid be very fresh and young. If
you buy them in the market you will
have to take them "as they come."
By getting a quantity you will be
sure to find enough that are too large
to pass for the French dainty morsel,
and these may be cooked for rimme
Shell the peas and sift them
through a colander with coarse or
large holes. Use the small peas that
will go througn, for canning. Fill
pint, or even half pint jars with the
peas and stand In a cooker or
j steamer for forty minutes. Then put
into each pint jar a half teaspoonful
of salt, same of sugar and fill up with
fresh boiled water. Steam again for
twenty minutes, then seal up.-In?
To cut warm bread or cake always
heat the knife.
A tablespoonful of coal oil in a
o.uart of warm water ls excellent to
remove fly specks from brass.
If you want to keep coffee from
boiling over add a lump of butter
about the size of a small marble.
To prevent the contents of a juicy
pie running over, wet the edges of the
lower crust with white of egg or iced
In canning time remember to hold
n jar under hot water before filling
with the hot syrup. If the jar is set
on a folded wet cloth while being
lilied, lt will be less apt to br?ak.
Olives, salted nuts, glace and crys
talized fruit3 in small silver or cut
glass dishes placed at regular inter
vals around the centrepiece add
greatly to the decorative effect of tho
Always keep a jar of bread crumbs
on hand. They will come in so nicely
for croquettes or pudding should
company arrive unexpectedly. It is
well, too, to have a supply of
browned flour for gravy.
Prunes, to be eaten with meat,
should not be sweetened. Soak a
pound of carefully washed prunes in
cold water over night. Put them into
a stew-pan with a quart of fresh
water, and two lemons that have been
cut into thin slices, from which the
seeds have been removed. Let them
simmer gently for three hours.
Serve cold. They are to be eaten
with pork, veal or duck, in place ot
the sour apple sauce usually served? -
People Are Queer.
The people people work with best are often
The people people own by blood quite
shock your first idea,
The people people choose for friends your
common sense appall,
But the people people marry are the queer
est folks of all.
Playwright-"Yes, but the real dif
ficulty about getting an audience
comes later."-Boston Transcript.
Where the Rub Comes.
Friend-"I suppose it's difficult to
get an audience with a manager 2or
ones' first play." '
A Parting in High Life.
"What were the terms of the di
"She keeps the poodle."-Binn*
Ingham (Ala.) Age-Herald.
One of the Rare Ones.
Scott-"Is Jones married?"
Mott-"I guess not. I never
heard him blame his wife for any?
At the Library.'
"Good morning, Miss Readwell;
what is the best book for an old man
about to get married?"
"A bank book."-Illustrated Bits.
Not an Urban Dish.
Uncle Zeb (looking over the bill of
fare)-"Henry, how do you order
hog and hominy at a fust-class rest'
City Nephew-"You don't, uncle."
On a Train.
"Hey, there!" yelled the conduc
"Why are you taking that ax and
saw out of the case?"
"I want to open a window," replied
the passsnger.-Louisville Courier?
A Ead Marksman.
Teacher-"When that boy threw
stones at jrou. why didn't you come
and tell me, instead of throwing them
Small Boy-"Tell you? Why, you
couldn't hit the side of a barn."-'
New York Mail.
Thc Personal Consideration.
"Father," said little Rollo, "what
ls a plutocrat?"
"A plutocrat, my son, is a man who
ls vastly wealthy, but declines to en
dow any project in which you are
Kept Him cn a String.
"I kept my husband on a string
five years before I consented to marry
"Why so long?"
"Well, you see, I waited until I
could see his way clear financially!"
On the Contrary.
"The apparel does not make the
man," said the ready-made philos
"No," answered the man who was
signing checks for five-hundred-dol
lar gowns; "but it may go a long way
toward breaking him."-Washington
"The worst has happened, John!" j
panted Mrs. Jipc3, sinking feebly into
"Well, we'll have to advertise for
another one; that's all," moodily an
swered Mr. Jipes.
For he knew, without being told,
that the cook had left.-Chicago Tri.
"That price includes stateroom and
meals, I suppose?" said the prospec
tive ocean tourist to tho steamship
"Then what reduction do you make
to a man who is seasick all the way
across?"-New York Journal.
"Captain, what time does that boat
"It starts, madam, when I give the
"Then I've alway? hnd the wrong
idea. I thought it started when the
engineer pulled a lever, or did some
thing. Thank you ever so much."
A Cruel Test.
"Mike," said Plodding Pete, "dere>
wuss t'ings dan gold bricks."
"De lady up de road said dat if I'd
chop an armful of wood she'd gimme
"Didn't she keep *ier word?"
"Yep. She handed me a cake o'
Miss Addams President.
Miss Jane Addams, o' Hull House,
Chicago, has been elected president of
the national conference of charities
and correction for 1910. This is the
first time in the thirty-six years of
the organization that a woman has
been elected to fill its highest office.
Miss Addams' election was unani
mous.-New York Sun.
Tent Woman Saves Lives.
But for the presence of mind of
.Mrs. Jennie Llewellyn, an aged wom
an, who flagged a west-bound Wabash
passenger train near Missouri City,
Mo., a head-on collision with a freight
train which occurred at that point at
night doubtless would have resulted
in many fatalities.
As it was one man was killed, one
woman badly injured and ten persons
slightly injured. Through the warn
ing given by the woman, who lives in
a tent near the railroad, the engineer
was able to lessen the speed of his
train before the crash came.
Probation Officer. .
Mrs. Jesse L. Pickering has been
appointed head probation officer in
Philadelphia at a salary of $85 a
month. Under a law passed by the
last Pennsylvania Legislature proba
tion officers are included as part of
the juvenile court system. The city
of Philadelphia is divided into fifteen
districts with one special probation
officer for each, while five other pro
bation officers will work in the city at
large. These officers are to be In no
way connected with any charity or
ganization and are to receive their
salaries from the city. Two woman
physicians, Dr. Anna L. Bacon and
Dr. Mary J. Rochell, are on the list.- '
New York Sun.
Must Prosecute Her Chum.
Miss Delpha Robinson, of Loogoo
tee, Ind., has been appointed Deputy
Prosecuting Attorney for Martin
County, and her first case is the pros
ecution of an old school chum for al
leged bigamy. Miss Robinson has as
serted she will not be swayed in her
work by ties of friendship or by any
personal feeling of hostility. She has
entered office with an open mind, and
so will press the charge against her
old-time friend. Miss Robinson was
graduated from the Law School of
Indiana University, and she has been
<?) ? Corn Dumplings.-M
?2. s chopped fine with half a
'rjj ? t' fuis of butter; two eggs
<^5 J j one-half teaspoonful of
C?? A j necessary to make a don
timi ? j teaspoonful of baking p
?3 w I drain before adding an;
O I ? pieces of the dough abou
^1. > < tween the palms of the 1
?3 - \ to cook until nicely bro-*
-S ) stock to cook until the;
serve them with meat, c
sauce, and in the latter
practicing lav; for four year3. In that
time she has gained a reputation as a
clever pleader. It was because of her
success in defending criminal cases
that she was appointed Prosecutor.
New York Press.
Would Stop Mining.
Mrs. Nellie C. Upham has been su
perintendent of a coal mine in Color
ado for five years, and now she is
ready to resign. The reason is an odd
one and also truly feminine. Mrs.
Upham is losing her nerve. She has
become possessed of the dread of a
mine explosion. For four years and
sir months she was without fear, but
six months ago she began to think an
explosion might occur at any time.
Few coal mines, she remembered,
went without an explosion, and it
seemed as if it might be time for one
in the mine of which she is superin
tendent. No explosion has come yet,
but Mrs. Upham rises every morning
in anxiety. There is not the slightest
reason why the mine should not go on
another five years, or twenty years or
forty, without an explosion, but Mrs.
Upham must go her woman's way.
New York Press.
Summer Scuool For Working Girls.
Miss E. Doheny presided recently
at the opening of the summer school
conducted by the Young Women's
Christian Association of New York.
The object of the school is to make
the summer pleasanter for the shop
girl, .the factory girl and other work
ing- girls who are forced to remain in
the city during the hot weather.
Last year 12 00 girls attended the
school, and this year it is hoped to
double the number. There are a good
many entertainments connected with
the school, as the management real
izes that girls do not feel like giving
all their time to study during the hot
Monday evenings are set apart for
musicals, dramatic recitations, mov
ing picture shows, flower parties and
other similar entertainments; Tues
days for song service and Eible read
ings; Wednesdays for physical cul
ture and parlor and kindergarten
games; Thursdays there will be
classes in fancy v/ork, millinery, shirt
waist making and wool work, while
on Fridays teachers in singing, elocu
tion and gymnasium will take charge.
?-New York Sun.
The Pump Bow.
The bow of the moment is .the one
called the pump bow because lt is
copied from the one put on low shoes.
It is made with three loops at one end
and three at the other of equal width
but not equal length. There are no
The centre is covered with a one
inch strip of the ribbon, laid in two or
three pleats down the centre.
Everything about the bow must be
stiff, precise and well measured. It
is customary to make these bows of
Bilk velvet ribbon, as velvet is having
such a remarkable popularity as trim
As a rule this bow is sufficient ad
dition to the usual hat. It is quite
enough trimming for the every day
hours. It is no t against millinery
ideals, however, to offset the bow with
an immense bunch of flowers on the
other side, or a wide blown rose on
the brim at the bapk.
One must be careful to place the
trimming on a gocd line with the bow,
otherwise the balance is lost, and the
lines of the hat are bad.
While the loose bow copied from a
child's hat is always placed at the
back, the pump bow is across the
front or the side. It is a new fashion
to place it on the brim instead of the
crown, or run it half and half in a
bias line. The conventional method,
to which many adhere is to place lt
directly on the crown across the front,
Pretty Hair Ribbons.
There is no detail of the small
girl's toilet over which mothers lin
ger as lovingly as the arrangement of
the soft, silky hair. The little girl's
hair should be fcept In scrupulously
dainty condition, the fortnightly
shampoo with pure, soapy water .be
ing supplemented by nightly brush
iags to make the locks fluffy and lus
The color of the little girl's hair
ribbons should bs carefully selected.
Not every color is becoming. Tho
pure white hair ribbons which many
mothers like for formal wear, are of
ten distinctly trying to their young
wearers. Ciel blue and rose pink are
usually pleasing with rosy cheeks and
bright eyes, and vivid scarlet is de
lightful with either dark curls or
The art tones-Dutch blues, burnt
yellows and more delicate greens
are often very smart when worn with
cotton frocks showing the same color
tones, but fashion's caprices in color,
like peacock, mustard, citron and such
shades, should never be put near
j Satin taffeta ribbons are the most
desirable for tying the hair. They,
are soft and pliable, yet crisp in char
acter, and are beautifully lustrous.'
The filet of ribbon, outlining the
shape of the head, with a loose bow
at one side, is charming on a very,
pretty child. Less trying is the don
ble row arrangement, with the lock?
ix the contents of one can of corn .
i pint of milk, six level tablespoon
i, one-fourth teaspoonful of pepper,
salt, half-pint of flour, or more if
igh that can be easily handled; one
lowder. If the corn is very juicy,
j of the contents. Tear off small ,
t the size of a butternut and roll be
Lands and drop into smoking hot fat
vned; or drop into boiling hot soup
y easily float. -Jn the former case
ir for supper with tomato or brown
case place in the soup dishes with
caught back at each side of the face
under a big, soft bow.
The young girl of thirteen or four
teen wears her hair in a thick -pleat
ended by a curl. Tha fad is to allow
the hair to hang quite loosely from
the head, the pleat not being started
for several inches below the collar.
At this point a wide, soft bow of black
ribbon is tied about the hair and be
low it the thick braid hangs down*
Some of the best tailored blouses
come with adjustable collars.
Many of the lingerie gowns for
summer wear are in empire style.
Tassels are again in great favor
upon evening dresses and wraps. .
The cuirass effect is seen on many
of the handsome imported gowns.
New things include cut glass hat
pins with a beautiful iridescence.
Cool, dainty little matinees or
dressing sacks increase in popularity.
The net or chiffon blouse, the exact
tone of the .costume, is still modish in
Scarfs of black tulle, draped around
the shoulders, are very smart for eve
Linen 4)ags, braided with linen sou
tache, are very smart, as are also the
White dotted net over satin of a
soft pastel shade makes an exceeding
ly beautiful gown.
Paris costumers are trying to es
cape from the popular demand for
Bands of crosswise or diagonal
tucking are used as a trimming on a
tailored blouse of sheer material.
A tailored suit of linen or light
weight serge or panama cloth seems
to be necessary in every wardrobe.
The Dutch collar vogue allows the
neck to be more comfortably dressed
this season than for a long time.
Very chic are skirts made with
long, large yokes all around, from
which hang a pleating of the goods.
Cashmere de soie is the latest of
expensive materials for mourning. It
comes in pure silk and in a mixture
cf wool and silk.
Many children's dresses are being
made frojfc the striped and figured
dimities, dotted lawns and Swisses
and flowered organdies.
Lion Shooting Record.
Three fine :.Ions, shot by Captain
Geoffrey Buxton In East Africa, have
just been placed in the Castle Mu
seum. All three beasts were shot
within fifteen minutes and when Mrs.
Buxton arrived at the spot twenty
minutes after her husband's setting
out she found him regarding th?
three bodies.-London Daily Mail.