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THE EVENING BULLETIN
MAYSVILLE, KYM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1903.
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Occasionally the gov'ner did society.
Ho seldom went Into any but the best,
because there he found the "smart"
young 'women who emphasized their
social standing by minute accounts of
their mistresses' diamonds. The gov'
ner had often materially Increased his
bank account by those financial point
ers. One Tuesday night he dropped into
Wiley's. It was sometimes a little
mixed there, and he met almost imme
diately a flirtatious young woman
who, he found, was general house
maid to a young couple in tho sub
urbs. She prattled interesting things
while they were sitting out a dance.
"I am dead tired tonight," she con
fided. "We had a 1 o'clock luncheon
today twenty-four covers laid, an'
the tables one glisten of solid silver
an' cnt glass. Wo are 'It' when it
comes to solid silver."
"You must have the coin," the gov'
ner remarked casually.
"Oh, not special. It's weddin' pres
ents. They've both got rich folks, an'
thoy give them just scads an' scads of
The gov'ner regarded her with beam
"A gauzy butterfly like you oughtn't
to wear themselves out with work.
What's your push out there?" he in
Miss Nellie tossed her head.
"Just mo an' him an her an' the
baby, an' he gone half the time."
She unconsciously lowered her voice.
"He's gone now, an' she thinks I'm
there in bed. I am goln to MulhaH's
party tomorrow night too."
"Suppose the crooks do the house,
an her alone?" ho suggested.
Miss Nellie squealed.
"Mercy me! You don't think I'd
fight 'em if I was there, do you? Oh,
she's got a telephone right in her room.
She could get help easy enough."
The gov'ner smiled. It was a lei
surely matter to finish a job and get
' comfortably away after the telephone
bell had called for help. It was sur
prising no one had got on to a dead
open and shut job like that.
Three o'clock the next morning found
him padding gently up the still half
country street. Just ahead of him
were the dim outlines of a large lawn
heavily shaded with trees.
He vaulted the fence and strolled
leisurely up through the trees. "Not
even a bloomin' dog!" he murmured
Ten minutes later he walked quietly
into the -house and found his way into
the hall. lie generally fouml the hall
first and radiated from there.
no had hardly stepped in when a
door on the upper floor opened sharply.
"Nellie! Nellie!" called a frightened
voice. "There is something dreadful
the matter with tho baby, and tho tel
ephone won't work! Nellie!"
The voice rose to n shriek of terror.
There was a rush of inutlled footsteps
through the upper hall.
The gov'ner listened sympathetically.
"Nellie is at MulhaH's an' good until
5 o'clock," ho murmured.
There was an instant's silence; then
tho voice broke out afresh in deeper
"Oh, she's dying she's dying!"
The gov'ner scratched his head dis
tractedly. He hated to see folks in
"Baby! Baby!" The voice was heart
breaking. "Isn't there anybody to help
An instant later he stood at the door
of the lighted chamber.
"Can I do anything for you, ma'am?"
ho Inquired politely. "I beard you as
I was passin. "
A woman knelt by the bed. She was
very childlike looking. She swept tho
hair back from her face and regarded
him with terror stricken eyes.
A baby lay on the bed. Little rings
of dark hair curled damply on its pallid
forehead. Its little faco was ghastly
blue and pinched. Suddenly its head
drew back more violently, and its limbs
commenced to twitch in long, convul
She clutched tho gov'ner's arm and
Bbook it fiercely.
"Can't you do anything?" she de
manded. "I don't know," he said; then his faco
cleared. Heaven knows from what re
cess of bis life he drew the informa
tion, but he found it.
"I know," he said briskly. "It's hot
water. Go get some hot water in some
thin' big enough to put the kid in."
She disappeared like an arrow loosed
from a bow.
Tho gov'ner slipped his long, dexterous
fingers soothingly along' tho clammy
There was a sudden splash in the
hall, and tho girl mother came breath
lessly In with a small tin bathtub.
"Oct Its duds off!" ho said authorita
tively. "This water ain't hot enough,
but It'll have to pass now."
The poor little mother's fingers were
trembling, so they were nearly useless.
She turned great, imploring eyes on
"Please put her in!" she half whis
pered. "I am afraid to lift her."
"Blest!" murmured the gov'ner; then
he stooped and lifted tho tiny con
vulsed body into the water. He felt it
relax slightly iu his hands as the wa
ter submerged It.
"Throw a blanket or something over
to keep in the heat!" hi commanded.
"Tten skin out, can't you, an' get some
hotter water? Get a move on you too."
She had already gone.
He knelt by the chair, regarding the
small face he was supporting above
the blanket anxiously. It was less
pinched now and lay limply on his
hand, small and pathetic.
"Such a little kid," he said softly
"such a bloomin' little kid!"
The long lashes slowly lifted, and
the dark eyes gazed Into his. Slowly
the purpled lids closed again, and a
tremor shook its body.
He swore softly. "Ain't she ever
corain'? This layout will freeze the
kid in a blasted minute!"
Ho gathered the Uaby up In the blan
ket aud commenced to pace the floor,
watching the tiny face with strained
The blue shadows deepened under Its
eyes; tho tiny waxen nose pinched
closer and closer; the small mouth
seemed settling Into a terrible calm.
He swore as he walked. In that way
he managed in a measuro to relieve
"Is she dead?" asked a choked,
breathless voice at the door.
The girl mother's faco was ghostly,
but tho only thing he saw was the
steaming kettle In her hand.
"Naw," he snarled; but ho was not
He lowered the child carefully into
"Now, just keep pouring a little, a
little, to keep it warmin' up."
Ten, fifteen, minutes passed.
A faint white glimmer of life com
menced to tremble across the baby's
face. Tho blue shadows slowly faded,
and the wax white nostrils filled.
The gov'ner heaved a mighty sigh.
"She's corain' "through," ho an
nounced triumphantly. "Now give me
a dry blanket."
Ho wrapped her warmly in it and
laid her, weary and sleepy, but palely
pink, on the bed.
Then he shook himself like n man
coming out of n trance. He suddenly
remembered his burglur's kit in the
lower hall. Dawn was breaking, too,
and it might not be so easy getting
back with it to town.
The girl mother looked at him with
moist, grateful eyes.
"You are so good." she said, with
quivering voice. "Baby would have
died if you hadn't"
She hesitated. Some way she could
not quite place him. He did not look
like a worklngraan. He was not a
gentleman. She dimly remembered
that he had sworn at her dreadfully.
She went to the dresser and picked
up a little steel meshed purse. In
side lay a ten dollar bill and a dollar.
"Would you mind," she said desper
ately, "If I gave you a dollar? I wish
I could give you more, but It is all
the money I have, and Fred won't be
back until the last of the week."
Her small, tremulous fingers clung
to his an instant, and a tear splashed
down on them.
"I can't thank you. I can't thank
you," she sobbed.
The gov'ner looked at her helplessly,
'at the $10 In tho -purse and the littlo
heap of diamonds over on the dresser.
Then ho went down stairs, tho "dol
lar in bis hand.
"I suppose you have thoroughly In
vestigated the conditions of which you
are treating in your book," remarked
"No," replied tho literary woman
who had undertaken a great work.
"You see, I'm afraid an Investigation
might Interfere with some of the beau
tiful theories I have evolved." Chica
What Money Cnn Do.
Struckoylu (showing his art collec
tion) Ain't that bullfight picture a
beaut? I paid an nrtist $2,000 to paint
that for me to order.
Cutting Well, well! It's surprising
what some men will do for money,
isn't it?-PhIIadelpbla Inquirer.
Sandy Yer say dat lady was consid
erate dat threw do bollin' water ou
Cinders Cert! In deso days of germs
and microbes she was considerate to
boll it beforo she threw it Philadel
Laws should be clear, uniform ,and
precise. To Interpret them Is nearly al
ways to corrupt them. Voltaire.
Advice From Satll.
' Of the distinguished authors of Por
tia none perhaps has enjoyed a wider
popularity than Sadi, who lived In the
thirteenth century. He was a great
traveler and a close observer, and his
anecdotes and short stories arc de
scribed as being founded on his own
experiences and observations. In "Per
sian Foctry For English Headers" Mr.
S. Robinson quotes the following from
A pupil said to his Instructor, "What
am I to do, for people Incommode me
with the frequency of their visits to
such a degree that their conversation
produces a great distraction of my, val
The teacher replied: "To every one
who Is poor lend and from every one
who is rich borrow. They will not come
about you ngaln."
Another example embodies excellent
advice: A silly fellow, having n pain In
his eyes, went to a farrier and asked
him for a remedy. The farrier applied
to his eyes something which he would
have given to an nniinal, and it blind
ed him, upon which they made an ap
peal to the magistrate. The magistrate
"This is no case for damages. It 19
plain that this fellow Is an ass or ho
would not have gone to a farrier."
No man of enlightened understanding
will commit weighty matters to one of
A Poser For Conkllng.
When Roscoe Conkllng first began
the practice of law in New York, he
lost a most important murder case on
which he had worked very hard not
only for the fee, which he needed bad
ly, but for a repulutlon which ho had
to make. Despite his efforts his client
Was hanged. Later, when he present
ed his bill to the mun's family, they re
fused to pay It on tho ground that It
was excessive. He took the bill to
Charles O'Conor, the great criminal
lawyer, asking him to pass judgment
as to the equity of his charges. O'Con
or scanned the account very closely and
then, turning to Conkllng, very gravely
remarked, "Well, Conkllng, taking Into
consideration the enormous amount of
energy and time you have devoted to
this ease, the charges are reasonable,
but see here, Conkllng, don't you think
the man could have been hanged for
less money that that?"
The rtnriulicnn'd Tnll.
One of the most entertaining chapters
In natural history Is that which relates
to the many curious means that birds
and other animals possess of deceiving
the eyes of their enemies.- Mr. E. San
dys, In writing of upland game birds,
calls attention to a remarkable anil
beautiful instance. When tho ptar
migan puts on Its winter dress, It has
a black tall. One might suppose that
this would attract attention to the bird
crouching on the snow, but In fact It
serves for concealment. Every projec
tion on n snowfleld casts a dark' shad
ow and that Is Wjhat the tall of tho
motionless ptarmigan looks like, the
body of the bird resembling a mere
hump on the white background.
Ilrltlsh Museum Treasures.
Among the many costly treasures to
be found in the British museum Is the
"Mainz Psalter," tho second book
known to have been printed that bears
a date and which Is valued at 5,000.
The books printed by Caxton represent
to tho museum a fortune In themselves,
while tho Elgin marbles represent an
enormous vnluo only to be estimated
In millions. The Rosetta stone might
fetch anything from 100,000 to 150,
000.000, and tho Nineveh bulls with
human bends would be cheap at 50,
000. The Ubiquitous Union.
Young Wife (6obblng)-Oh, Clarice,
I'm so unhappy! I'm going h-h-home to
t-t-t-to my mother!
Clarice Good gracious, dear! Surely
George is not so unkind to you nlready!
Young Wife (sobbing) N-n-no, no, no;
It's not that. But Mr. Blnks, tho hus
band of one of our members, has re
fused to buy Mrs. Blnks a new toque,
and the Amalgamated Wives' union
has ordered us all out on strike. Illus
Insulted Her Feet.
Mrs. Do Bride was entertaining call
ers. After they left she remarked to
"I hope they didn't Bee my walking
shoes lying there. They would think
mo very untidy If they did."
"Oh, If they saw them they probably
thought they we're mine," answered her
hubband In a consoling tone.
And she hasn't spoken to him since.
Many years ago an Allen county man
announced himself as a candldato for
"But yon can't raako n speech," ob
jected a friend.
"Ob, that doesn't make any differ
ence," Innocently responded tho candi
date, "for the house always elects a
speaker." Iola (Kan.) Register.
A man canine ver become a true gen
tleman In manner until be has become
a true gentleman at heart Dickens.
Useful In the Business,
The reasons which lead men to
choose n certain trade or profession are
often perhaps no more sensible than the
reason tho boy In the following story
from a Now York paper gave for want
ing n place In a bank. The president of
a bank told the story at his club.
"I don't think I ever told you of our
rctihzi'ded ofiiee boy. Brickbat" re
marked the bank president after the
rest had each told a story.
"Never did," was the answer.
"Well," continued the speaker, "he
came to me with recommendations
from his father, who was a schoolmate
of mine up In Steuben county. After I
read the note from the father I told the
boy to take off his hat. sit down In a
chair and tell me why he wonted to be
a banker. Ills answer was:
" 'Cause I'm good at multiplying.'
"'Well.' said I. 'can't you subtract
and divide too?
"'Oh. yes,' he said, 'but because a
banker wants to make all he can 1
thought you wanted a boy who could
"I hired him on tho strength of that."
Old Time "Simples."
Iu the family Bible of a Roxborougk
man there are a number of medical
rules, written over seventy years ago
by the great-grandmother of the Bi
ble's present owner. Among the rules
are the following:
"A stick of brimstone worn In the
pocket Is good for them as has cramps."
"A loadstone put in the place where
the pnno Is Is beautiful for the Itheu
matlz." "A basin of water gruel, with half a
quart of old rum In it, with lots of
brown sugar, Is good for Cold In lied."
"If you have hiccups, pinch one of
your wrists wile you count sixty, or
get somebody to share you and make
"The earache Put onion in ear after
It Is well roasted."
"Tho consumption Ent as many pea
nuts as possible before going to bed."
The Itcul Pcoplo of "Adam Bede."
On my mother's and grandmother's
side I am a direct descendant of George
and Mary Evans, and it Is among the
Evans household we must look for sev
eral of the characters mentioned In
George Eliot's story of "Adam Bede."
Thus George and Mary Evans may be
taken as typical of Thlas and LIsbeth
Bede. Robert Evans Is undoubtedly
the original who suggested Adam Bede.
Samuel Evans, the youngest son, was
certainly the prototype of Seth Bide.
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) was
the daughter of Adam Bedo and the
grnntldaughter of Thlas and LIsbeth.
It will thus occur to tho reader that
In portraying Adam Bede our author
was thinking of her own father and
had tho very best reasons for the state
ment concerning her hero that he had
a dash of Celtic blood In his veins. W.
Mottram In Leisure Hour.
Most girls and some boys have played
in their time the game of dibs or
knucklebones or Jackstoues, but few of
them know that the game has existed
since the third century B. C. and Is
probably still older. How It wns played
In ancient days no one can tell, but the
ankle Joint bones of the sheep, ox. deer
and pig were used, and the game was
called "astragal." from the Latin word
for the ankle Joint. In Scotland peb
bles nro often employed, whence the
name "chuckles." Even precious stones
nnd gold and bronze "stones" have
bee-j used, and In some countries the
bones were marked with numbers and
colored to represent kings, queens,
knaves and pawns.
To Pun Corn.
Here is the proper way to pop corn:
Tut tho regular quantity that Is, a
very small quantity into the popper
and hold It under the cold water fau
cet long enough to thoroughly saturate
tho kernels. Shake the popper and
place It on the back of the range to al
low tho corn to dry. Then pop. The
kernels will be very large, and there
will be no hard center. The red pop
corn Is thought to be the best.
The Evil Bye.
Ono of the remarkable things about
the superstition of the "evil eye" Is
that it is often attributed to whole peo
ples by others who dislike or hate
them. In ancient times tho Thebans,
the Illyrinus nnd tho Thraclan women
were so regarded. In theso latter days
the Christians of Asia Minor have tho
same feeling about the TurkB and tho
Turks about the Christians.
nenlljr a Professor.
"I beg your pardon, doctor," said the
toastmnster after tho dinner was over,
"for introducing you inadvertently 'as
"That's all right," replied tho princl
pal speaker of tho occasion. "Tho tl
tlo fits me better than 'doctor does. I
profess to bo a doctor, but I get mighty
littlo practice." Chicago Tribune.
"Were you posltivo enough when you
told the old man you intended to marry
"Yes; but ho was negatlve."CIncIn.
nati Commercial Tribune.
Startled the Tnllor.
A London tailor was once measuring
Dr. Parker, who had a quaint sense of
humor, for an overcoat, when suddenly
the doctor broke forth In his most se
"Can you measure the ineffable?"
The assistant looked up and saw that
the doctor was extremely grave. Ho
"I beg your pardon, sir?"
Tho doctor raised both his hands
with n grand upward sweep and said:
"Can you measure the Ineffable? Cnn
you comprehend tho Infinite?"
"We'll make you a nice coat, sir," re
turned the puzzled assistant Tapping
the doctor's shin, he said:
"That's about the length, sir?"
"Longer!" ejaculated the doctor in
"Longer!" thundered the great man.
The tuilor remonstrated. As n tech
nical professional he could give points
on tailoring to any preacher that ever
wore a head.
"If you have It any longer, you won't
be able to walk," he remarked conclu
sively. The doctor looked on him compas
sionately and, once more extending his
arms toward the skies, said confiden
tially: "I don't want to walk; I want to
A History Sinking Trifle.
It was but a trifle that gave Spain
for so many generations the lordship of
tho new world und eunbled her by the
wealth which she derived from that
source to become tho most powerful
nation in Europe. It is well known
that Columbus, discouraged with the
refusals which ho met at so many
courts, dispatched his brother Bartolo
meo to ask aid from Henry VII. of
England. But on the way the messen
ger fell Into the hands of pirates, and
by the time he reached London was so
destitute that he had to try to earn
tho money to clothe himself In proper
stylo before he could be presented at
court. But by that time It was too
late. Even the fact that Ferdinand and
Isabella furnished the funds to equip
the expedition was mainly due to tho
accident that Juan Perez do Marchcua.
the queen's confessor, happened to be
passing when the weary mariner was
knocking at the door of La Rablda
monastery to beg a little bread and wa
ter for his boy Diego nnd was im
pressed with the noble face of the dusty
traveler. Had Bartolomeo reached
London In time, had Columbus been n
little later or earlier at the monastery
door, the fate of Europe might haVo
been changed nnd the destiny cf the
Anglo-Saxon rnce nlteml.
People Who Cnuiiot Mnke Kires,
The Papuans of the Malay coast of
New Guinea are still in the most prim
itive state. They are wholly unac
quainted with metals and make their
weapons of stone, bones and wood.
They do not know how to start a lire,
though fire Is used among them. When
a Russian asked them how they made
n fire, they regarded It as very aimifi
Ing nnd answered that when a persoii's
fire went out he got some of a ne'gti
bor, and If all the Ores In the village
should go out they would get It from
tho next village. Their fathers aud
grandfathers had told them that they
remembered a time or had heard from
their ancestors that thcro was a time
when fire was not kuown and every
thing was eaten raw.
A Ton Common Attltnde.
A small girl who had Just begun to
attend school brought home a pumpkin
seed aud told her mother that tho
teacher said that, although the seed
was white, the pumpkin would be yel
low. "And what will the color of the vines
be?" asked the mother.
The little ktI replied that the teacher
had not taught her that.
"But," said her mother, "you know,
dear, for we have pumpkin vlues in
"Of course I do. but we ain't expected
to know anything until we are taught."
l-'lrnt Ohio Citunl.
The construct Ion of canals was be
gun In lS2.-. and by 1S:12 -100 miles of
uuvlgable canals were completed. The
opening of the first Ohio canal was
accomplished .July -1. 1S27. On that
day the llit boat descended from
Akron to Cleveland. She was cheered
on her passage by thousands of people,
who assembled from the adjacent coun
try to wltucss the uovel and Interesting
"She has wonderful conversational
powers," said Miss Cayenne.
"But she doesn't talk a great deal."
"No; I never knew any one who
showed such discretion in the selection
of things to bo left unsaid."-Washing-
An She Itemeniliered Him.
Mr. Sklmmerhorn (as the participants
In tho debate became personal) I 'was
a thundering fool when I asked you to
Mrs. Sklmmerhorn Well, you looked
It, dear. Exchange.