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An Indian Wedding.
' Ou wo went, until quite- abruptly wo ciuiie
Upon a grovo of trooH, in tho inula t or which,
following a winding path, wo found tho littlo
cimpd, writes Hosa T. Kheltoa in Chicago
Aii vu.nco. Hinnll and rudo in many ways, it
tuul n quiet dignity, and wo felt a solemnity
:n wo approached it, .listening to its boll
which so regularly culled from their sun
and stone worship tho Indian "children of
U prairie." Inside tho fading light civmo
softly through tho Btaiued-glasa windows,
scarcely penetrating: making silhouettes of
tho fiieen, dark even iu tho Bunlight.
Urudually our eyes becamo accustomed
to tho dim light, and wc diHcoverod a von
fcrablo Indian iu his kindly way beckoning
us forward to Beats of honor just before
the chancel. Indians aro always kindly in
their feelings toward those white men
whom they can- trust; warm-hearted and
truo are they to those whom they can prove
their frionds; moro often is the smile Been
than tho frown, and only after bitter wrong
docs the cruel, savage part of their nature
show itsolf. Treacherous they are not; sus
picious, tho whito man Las made them.
Their truo character is much distorted by
us Eastern people, t until we have lived
among them. .
1'oor as was the litlo mission church, it
still possessed a simple, embroidered altar
cloth, and the rector's chair was one of those
made only for holy places. Gas was not
known here, and wax candles were too
costly, bo the altar was lighted with simulo
kerosono, sending out feeble rays over tho
wooden benches' below. A small. cabinet
organ stood at one side of tho altar, but tho
wedding march would seem out of place at
too Bimplo Indian-marriage, and wasiit-
lingiy leit out. Through those windows,
which were open, tree boughs bent and
rustled.and mosquitoes innumerablentered
unforbidden. But what moro suitable at a
marriage of Nature's children, than that ah
nature, animate and 'inanimate, should lend
a presonce there.
ihe church, gradually filled. Indian
squaws with babies predominated in the
audienc&. Tho sad-laced rector, in gown
and Burplico, enterodwith book, in hand.
The hour arrived, but the bride was late.
The father of the bride came, loading a
little boy, followed by the mother and three
small children. The father wore' his
citizen's dress, with a handkerchief knotted
around his neck; the mother came in her
shawl, the most important, detail of an In
dian woman's dress. .
, After a dead., silence,1 broken frequently
by the noise of babies and dogs, outside,
there Boundod at the door a shuffling of
heavy boots, unlike the- soft, soundless
steps of Indian feet in moccasins, and
Winona and Oaske walked to the altar, sido
by side, but out of step and out of tune,
followed by bridesmaid and groomsman in
Winona was not yet 'sixteen'- years old,,
and like that of all Indian girls, her coiffure
was simplo. I mention, that-first' since I
noticed it first. The hair hung in a singlo
braid Over her shoulders, tied with a red
ribbon in school-girl fashion. Her dress
was short, of Bome dark stuff, tho only
adornment being a broad cotton laco collar
arcuud her neck. She wore a brown straw
Ballot hat and this completed' her. costume.
Tiie groom was dressed m ordinary citi
tarOo 4ilfitl.a 11. u . ...... . p.... ...n h
They stood 'in bashful reverence while
the rector . stepped forward and read in
the musical Dakota language the marriage
ceremony. The responses were low and
soit, almost lnaminguisnabie even to u
Who were nearest.
'A sadness came over me as I watched the
girl-bride, for these Indian girls who marry
while yet . children so soon become - old,
wrinkled and haggard with hard work,
when they should be strong . and ' vigorous,
in the prime of womanhood. And they are
so ill prepared' for .the life awaiting them
no experience, no thought beyond, the
present! Yet this was a marriago of love,
uuiike the contracts made so often by the
parents, in which those ' most concerned
have no voice, at alL
As they. knelt. in. Bimpl6 stvlo for the
heavenly benediction, even the dogs were
silent, and the. babies stopped crying; and
quietly, side by sido, they went out into the
night husband and wife.
It was a beautiful wedding because of its
simplicity, and v the lack of all things' ar
tificial; yet .there seemed to be nogayety
among the people, and, no rejoicing for tho
happy ones., This might be because Indians
seldom show inner thoughts and foelings.
The deepest foelings.' never change a mus
cle of a face or an expression of an eye.' Yet
Indians are as capable of deep emotion as
white men. Thi. is proved - by those who
know them best.
But there wore to be festivities. Upon
these we dared .not intrude. Rumors of
dog-feast came to . us. Dog-flesh is their
richest delicacy and they say: "Why not!
Youeatpigl Is dog worse than pig "
As we left the littlo chapol it seemed a-
benediction in itself.. No, massivo pillars
nor marble altar found we there; little to
show men's, handiwork, but standing so
simple and plain, in the very heart of nat
ure, it seemed a living thing, whispering
Christ's message : "Go ye into all the world.
and preach the Gospel."
About Old Maid.
any woman tfJuVwhcn hcrfaco Is not puck
erod up into a lot of wrinkles, when her
eyes aro bright, her 11 guru erect and hor
step clastic is an unpardonable, sin. Hut
tho term 1111s tho bill. Around tho word
"maiden" cluster most of tho fancies and
recollections of youth. To- apply tho torm
maid to an elderly pninstor would oo a mis
application, becauso in tho abstract a maid
en is to tho averago mind a combination of
beauty, blitlienoineness, luoyancy and
youth. Henao, if the . terra maid is to "be
used in connection with., one- well on in
years, the adjectival qualilloator "old" must
bo employed tonoto tho distinction in ftge.
It is unfortunate thatx there, should bo bo
great a horror felt on the part of. unmarried;
women toward' the epithet "old maid."
There is this to bo said of tho old maid : She
has an individuality of her own. Sho has a
name which is vital. It is symmetrical. Bho
does not hido hor light undor the bushel of
matrimony. She is not absorbed into an
other's legal' existenoo. In fact, she has
just, as much, personality, as any man.
Every thing in Vhis world ii based upon the
law of. compensation. And in this fact may
bo found tho compensation for tho unmar
ried woman. If she has property she can
do with it as Bho pleases without consulting
a man, who possibly may bo stubborn, or
sellish, or moan. If' she has no property,
but has to work for her living, she is not
compeueu mj spend a portion or it on: a
husbaud who is too lazy to work; or, if he
is able and willing to work, is not nolo to.
earn enough to support two in reasonable
comfort. These aro compensations which
are not without great value.
In the mind of every ono that has a kindly
nature tho unmarried woman of maturo
years is clothed in peculiarly bright at
tributes. True, there aro some mature
maidens whoso minds are so contorted that
to them the world is turned upside down,
and every man, woman and child is their
particular enemy. But these, aro excep
tions, and it has often been said that tho
exceptions prove tho rulo. Not long ago
a woman killed herself because, as Bho con
fessed in an ante-mortem letter, she had
not tho courago to be an old maid. This
woman was one of tho foolish virgins. Tho
old maid becomes in many cases a hallowed
character. Her poor and kindly face, un
marked by a singlo sellish impression, is
significant of tr : .struggle that has been
carried on within and the final triumph of
spirit over matter. It takes a great deal of
courage to stifle tho aspirations of woman
hood, to banish tho dreams of youth and to
settle down ta tho life of self-abnegation
and sacrifice which maidenhood imposes.
The maternal longing is strong in the
breast of every woman. Nature ha
implanted it there. (She who' is without it
is not worthy the name of woman. And in
extinguishing this longing there is a great
burden of sacrifice. But this has its re
ward, too. There shines out of the eyes of
nearly every unmarried woman who has
reached "the old maid" period a light-which.
speaks of gentleness and perfect serenity
within. There are few old maids who,, if
they originally had lovable characters, are
not really beloved by a wide circle or
friends. She is more than esteemed. She
is loved by every one that knows her. And,
better than that, every one is ready and
willing to show her those little courtesies,
and attentions which are so prized by all
womankind. There seems to bo a desire on ,
the part of every thoughtful member of
society to contribute as much as possible to
the comfort and happiness of tho old maid.
There was a time when the woman who
was forced to live a singlo life was looked
upon with a sort of pity. - But that time lias
passed- away. Spinsterhood is not now
looked upon as discreditable How cat, it
be, when there-are so many beautiful,
charming and lovable women, not to say
heiresses, who are included in its ranks?
Some women remain old maids from choico.
Some are old maids because they are true
to the idols of other days. Some becauso
they are fearful of tho quicksands of matri
mony. Others because their ideal has not
yet come to thorn. The reasons in each gno
of those instances is not only creditable but
honorable. Some one has said that every
woman, whether she bo ugly or beautiful,,
deformed or symmetrical, has at some time
in hor life a chance to marry. Society
should honor the beautiful and lovable
woman who, rather than throw herself.
away upon an unworthy object, so respects
ncrseli and ner sex that she prefers tho
single life. And what praise is enough for
that woman's truo heart whose life, ou her
own motion, is bereft of maternal joys and
blessings because her affecuous are true to
one that is no more? In whatever light we
look at tho old maid she appears to good ad:
vantage. Society honors its spinsters pro
vided they have tho character to win esteem
and confidence. The old maid is a distinct
institution of society. And it is not easy to
imagine how society could fill her place ,.
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ORDER OF PUBLICATION.
IN THE ClIANTKUY COUKT OK 1SKNT0N
COUNTY, TENN. -STATE OI'" TENNESSEE
AND 11KNTO.S COUNTY VS. '. WYATT'S
N this- causa it appearing from
the complainants' bill that Hie ilefewl-
nntH, A. Vv vatt's hens, whose names are
not known, and part of whom aro non-
retmlcntfl of tho Stato of Jennesseo, it is
ordered by the clerk and master that the
said heirs of N. Wyntt, who are non-residents,
ho rconircd to appear before the
chancery court at Camden on the fourth 1
Monday of epleinber, 1800, and , make
uelenso to paid bill within the tune pro
scribed by law, or the same will be taken )
tor conlessed and set tor hearing exparte
us to them. It is further ordered that
this notice be published for foar consec
utive weeks in I he Cnmuen Chronicle.
This August 18, 18)0.
TOM C. EYE,
Clerk and Master.
S. L. 1'eeler solicitor for plaintill'i?. I IS :4
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(lVlitiou to Enforce Lien.)
IN THE CHANCERY COUUT OK P.ENTON
COUNTY. TKNN.i-A. (J. HAWKINS VS..
TN tins cause it appearing to the
1 clerk and master, from the petition of
A. U. Hawkins, filed in the cause of Bur-
roll Karp, ft. ala., vs. B. l Beanley, ct
als.. bv which lie seekto entorce a lien
as an attorney in said pause against the
ands mentioned and described in the
pleadings in said cana-i, and to sell the
same to Batisfv said lieu, that the defend
ant, Hurrell Earp, is a non-resident of the
State of Tennessee and a resident ot the
State of Missouri, so that the ordinary
process of law oan not l served upon sum,
It is therefore ordered that the said Bur
rell Earp enter his appearance in this
cause on or before the fourth Monday in
September next, and make defense to, said
petition or the same will be taken for
confessed and set for hearing exparte as
This August 18, ISOOj
TOM C. RYE,
18 :4 Clerk and Master.
DLL ii M. M'AULEY,
OFFICE OVER MePANIKL & FliY'rf KTOUK
Will licrciirter HDOiul the Hist and third weeks
of each mouth In Camden; the second week at
lilg Sandy; and the fourth at flolladay. O.dm.
Dlt. 11. B. TRAVIS,
OFFICE AT J. K. TOTTY'S PKUG STORE,
ORDER m PUBLICATION.
(Petition for Divorce.)
IN THE CHANCERY COUET OF KENTON
COUNTY. TENN'. TENIK R015ERSON VS.
J. A.. CLEMENT. I.. L.. HAWKINS,
CLEMENT & HAWKINS,
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This August IS, ISitO.
TOM C RYK.
18 :4 Clerk and Master.
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This August 18, 1800.
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' Tfiere aire f fewpeople that have not 16okea.
into the dictionary especially who Know now
the term.' "BDlnster" originated.. We often
flndit in Shakospeare and other of tho En
glish classics, but it is used to define the
spinner. This ia' its specific meaning. Its
cnnern.1 Biimilicance is wider. .There was
an old practice in the years agone, that
woman should never bo married until she
had 8DUU herself a set of body, table and
bod linen. It is not difficult to soe, says the
Detroit Free Tress, how easily tho term be
came' applicable to all unmarried women
and finally became a law term and fixed.
It is not tho fashion among lawyers nowa
days to. specify the maiden by the word
"spinster;'" "Single woman" is the phrase
0 pployod ihi its- placo, and, perhaps, with
more satisfaction,, because there is soiue
thing aboutthopinster which is objection
able. Ik is associated with acerbity,
wrinkles, morosoncss and general disagree
ableness.. The terra "spinster" is decided
ly objectionablo- ta an unmarried woman.
It occupies a close position to "old' maid,"'
which is certainly and always resented
with scorn and oftentimes indignation.
1 Really, there is nothing reproachful in the
tirm old maid, provided, of course, tho
aaiiten.ladyis.-wcH on. in years.. Ta call
Umbrellas will last much longer if; when .
they are wot, they aro placed handle down
ward to dry. Tho moisture falls from the
edges of tho frame, and the fabric dries
uniformly. If stood handle upward, as is
commonly the case, the top of tho umbrolla
holds the moisture, owing to the lining un
derneath tho ring; it consequently takes a
long time to dry, and injures tho silk or
other fabric with which it is covered. This
Is the main cause of the umbrella wearing
out so booh at the top. Umbrolla cases are:
responsible for tho wear of the silk. The
constant friction causes tiny holes that ap
pear so provokingly early. When not in
use tho umbrella should be --left loose and
when wot left loose, to dry.,
A duel was fought in Paris tho other day.
in which those old-fashioned weapons, the
bow and' arrow, were employed The
principals were each given a six-foot! bow.
and a quiver full of stoel headed arrows.
Then tho seconds fled., Shooting began at
will. After several shots had been ex
changed ono of tho combat an fcs started to
run and tho other chasod him, shooting as
he ran. The firstflgbter climbed a tree and
the victor 6hot arrows among tho branches
until his stock was exhausted and thon
went quietly homo, to breakfast. Tho man
in the tree was pretty badly wounded, but
will recover. The fight, as usual, was about
Salesman " That's a pcrfcet- fit,' lady."'
Shopper" Yes, they feel quite comfortable
(slips off shoes and looks at sole). Mercy
they are a milo too big ! Why, they are 5's,
and I never wear any thing larger than 3'8,'V
isaiesman " These are a's, lauy, put yoit
see there's been such a demand for thenl
we've- been obliged to mark them up. 7
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