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THE BUGLE SUNC.
!! went AWiy to tin- war th.it.
.. id rie Rwiiii iiii: 1 1 1 1 k ' x'ih;;
All kI iiii li mid tine la Ins tent'of Mm-,
And wtui ilv, blue ihhI hi i uini.
'Mid the tramp of tt-ct and the loud drum
Ai.il tlic rinniiiir of llic cheer.,
'J ln"i' wen- none tfi ki p hu-1i it one at kIic,
Wlni could not nee lor teat!.
And link n.tin.ciHiic die ni.ircliitij; mm,
With the ImikIo Miming mill;
Art tin' luilHif'n mil j;i! w.i H mi i;l i i n tr dili-c,
ft 1 1 1 II , . . 1 " " '
.'in i-jki una mow mm kIiiiii.
j-or n woiiuiii wepi; iiml a o!ilier
i . i . i i t .
Ill I ill? rilT'tllllt'PH, HIH'tll Hli'rp;
And tlic buule hoiij; luid a HK'.iHure wrong,
For t!ie IiiikIuh noinctieies wrcji.
lure while tin; yours en-
Will ro,i x them to the line,
And tin' lilting utiriins on the l.illij and
Still erlio fair nnd fine,
I'.iit the KiiitM of blue, mid the sabres, ton,
Anil the worn and buttered ra pH
Will tell xorne maid what the bade played
When it milled the koiiu of '"In n."
W. 1). Nohit, in lialtimore American,
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N a village episodes of seemingly
no Importance expand to dimen
sions of events and receive atten
tions quite beyond their dues, just
as any excitement Is welcomed in a
quiet neighborhood, where, the placid
tenor of existence is pursued to deadly
The coining of Simon Friend to Ev
ausville was In Itself a trifling matter,
but it was recognized by the whole
community with an energy wholly
out of proportion with the occasion..
Not that Simon was undeserving of
isome notice, but lie was not of the least
value as a factor in village affairs, had
r.o letters of introduction, and his only
recommendation lay in the fact that he
furnished a relief from boredom. lie
was persona grata with the townspeo
ple only as his vagaries supplied them
with amusement and curiosity.
Even the manner of his arrival ia
Evansyille furnished the leading lights
of the village with much speculative
thought. lie had drifted in during a
blizzard, coming from no one knew
where, and had settled down comforta
bly on an empty cracker box in the
leading grocery store, among a half
dozen loungers who had braved the
weather to meet at their favorite ren-
dezvous. They were carelessly dressed,
guiltless of collars or neckties, but ev
oryone of them owned the roof under
which he slept and had opinions. They
welcomed the stranger as a diversion,
and greeted him with the fraternal
freedom which men and masons give
each other. They noticed, too, that he
was a lainester, that he was poorly
dressed, but clean, and had none of
the earmarks of the pestilent brother,
the tramp. So they offered him to
baeeo and gave hira room for a share
of the coal stove. Not until then did
be speak, and then he merely uttered
a single "Howdy."
Then he laid aside his pipe and
looked at the little group that were
regarding him with acute curiosity. He
chanced from one to the other, break
tner into a low chuckle as he asked the
ere nearest to him, "What did yoc re
' i iV
juaiki" i -
lie h id r I" i;i i i H-i 1 from answering
llj i' questions iUl'll't SS, (1 til ll'.lll KM lollg
tli.it the little company (litiloil lilin In
tin lr minds the nlillity of speech, and
tin' man Kptiki ii to started nnd said:
"I didn't remark. We are wail in;;
for yon to remark. You fci', we didn't
catch your name when you came in,
and ism you're a stranger In these parts
and we're all acquainted It gives us
the advantage of you."
"Spoke like a oracle," said one of the
company. "Yes. we would kinder
to know who you jc."
"My name Is Simon, friend," said
the stranger in a liluh, falsetto voice.
"I reckon that name is kind of strange
to you round here';"
"Simon Friend," repeakd the other,
laboring under an absurd misappre
hension, "that's a right good name,
Mr. Friend. An' what might your busi
"Same as yours," replied the squeaky
voice, "at least Jest at present. 1 reck
on we're all in the same business here.
A rym to lie smart, suggested a
"Don't have to try," responded Mr.
Friend, as the stranger had been ridic
ulously named. "I see you're all
a-guessin'. I'm guessin' you're a farm
er an you re a hiaoUsniitn an you re
th' undertaker. There aiu t nary doc
tor nor lawyer present."
"Blamed if the critter isn't right,'
said the one he had dubbed a farmer.
".Now, then, how's your blzuess; same's
"Ain't we all loathi'?"
l.ut we are just puttm in spare
time. What do you do when you
A don t work, responded Simon, as
if he were announcing a welcome
truth; "did you n?ver hear this scrip
ter? The lame and the lazy are alius
"What lamed ye?" asked the store
keeper, taking an active part in the
conversation for th? first time,
"Jlheumatiz. Have it tumble in mv
right leg. Can't sleep nights nor work
"I've got a bottle of patent medicine
that s warranted to cure the rheumat
ics," said th? storekeeper, casting his
eye over a top shelf; "you kin have it if
you'll climb for it there's a step lad
der around somewhere."
But Simon shook his head. "I can't
climb, cf I could I wouldn't need med-
One. of the men vohin'rerod to set the
bottle which Simon took Avithout any
sIioav of interest. But as he dropped it
into his coat pocket he took from the
same receptacle a small object which
resembled a bit of rough wood which
he put to his lips and presently the
place was filled with strains of music
that charmed the listeners with their
sweetness, livery man there got a
scolding for being out so late that
night, and when the advent of the
lame stranger and his wonderful power
of entertaining was offered in apology,
then all the women fell on the absent
Simon tooth and nail. They called him
a lazy vagabond and threatened to
make the town too hot to hold him.
But it was not a week before they were
trying to get a peep, at him, and tor
menting their husbands to bring him
home so the children could hear him
play, and commending hiu for keeping
them away from the tavern. But Simon
was so shy of women that none could
get nea n him, by which sign they knew
him for an old bachelor.
It soon became apparent that Evaus-
ville without its Simon would be Ham
let without its Dane. From being the
poor, pinched object that had drifted
in among them he waxed fat and meta
phorically "kicked." Nothing was too
ood for him and his lameness and
rheumatic pains made him a pathetic
burden. But he entertained the whole
village at least- the male part of it.
He told stories that every grandfather
had.known in his youth as if they had
happened to him, changing them just
enough to make them fit in. He played
all the old airs and many of the new
ones on his mouth organ, which he
made to imitate every known musical
instrument. And as a reward he lived
in clover." True, his "apartment" was
over a stable, but it was warm and
comfortable, and if his food did not
come to him he shut himself up and
sulked until the best of everything eat
able was provided. A whole year he
lived there like a nabob, and then
two calamities happened. The first one
was personal Simon fell and broke his
leg. He would not be moved from the
walk where a runaway team had
thrown him until the doctor, who was
his friend and chum, came himself;
then he had everyone sent off, and,
leaning on the doctor and dragging the
broken limb, he hobbled to his lodging
near by. There the doctor assisted him
to bed, set the broken member and
undertook such care of , Simon as he
could give him in off hours. And just
at that time the women of the village
led by the doctor's sister, went off on
a still hunt.
Simon's room now became the piece
de resistance in the make-up of the
village. The broken leg kept the enter
tainer in bed, but offered no obstacle
to social enjoyment. Nothing was im
blbed stronger than soft drinks, but
conviviality obtained lust the same.
The doctor watched the can? and tool
care of his patient, lie told the crowd
Hint th" brokt i h g wa knit t lug "lift 1
and almost any day Simon would he
up and around. Then he would have
lis p.iti'iit for anxious visits to thf
cxpi'os oi.Sre. .Soiilotlilllg or soineoiiK
interested was expected.
The second calamity was the last of
poor Pinion, lie heard it coming ami
would have Jumped out of the window
but his (hums were using bis prostrate
form for a checker table, and a sporty
game was In progress when the uoor
opened and a woman stalked In. A tall.
gaunt woman, with a leather consist
ency cf feature and no front teeth.
"I've found ye," she hissed, while
the most of the Evansvllle women were
crowding Into the doorway. "Oh, you
good-for-nothing reptile, you sneak, you
onhmnan wretch to desert your lawful
wife and leave seven children to
Simon sat up on one dhow. "Sally,
did I ever do anything for the chil
dren?" he asked in a surprised and
"Never,. you shrinking varmint, 'cept
to play with them while I worked.
Many's the time" turning to the
crowd, "has he held the baby while 1
cut wood to cock his meals."
"Industry must prosper," interrupted
Simon, "and I alius knew- the Lord
"('let up, you lazy vagabond!''
screamed his wife; "get out of that bed
and come along home."
"But your husband has a broken log,'
said one of the men. "You surely
wouldn't drag him away before he can
walk. The 'doctor here can tell you
that it's a very bad break."
"Oh, indeed." sneered the woman;
"he's had that happen to him before
now. An' he has the rheumatiz in that
leg, and it pains him so he can never
do a stroke of work? Well, gentlemen,
take my ndvlc? an' keep your sympa
thy for yourselves. He's played it
pretty fine on you and pulled the wool
over your eyes in great shape but
there ain't the least danger from that
break, not a mite 'cause you see it's
his wooden leg." Mrs. M. L. Knyue,
in the Chicago Ilecord-IIerald.
as One Could
At Dainty a
A young matron who lives In a
Georgetown apartment house with her
little daughter is viewing Avith great
interest a courtship goinc; on under
her very eyes. The daughter, Naomi,
Is the most engaging, dignified, and
dutiful little girl of eleven ever seen
In that part of the city across the
creek. So she has been taken by her
mother to call on a great many older
persons, and has made the acquaint
ance of numerous boys of fifteen or
thereabouts. Not long ago one of these
boys came to see his friend's mother
very formally and sat and talked with
her until the tensity of a formal call
nearly burst his jacket. Then he arose
with a polite bow and asked for a por
trait of the little girl. The matron de
murred, of course.
"Well," said the young suitor, "if you
will give me a good picture of Naomi,
Avill give you back a picture I have
already. It isn't a good one at all.
But I'll give it back to you for a better
The mother was greatly mystified.
She concluded after aAvhile that the
boy had photographed her little girl on
the sly, and in order to find out she
sent him word that she would make the
Next day there came to her door a
long box with a note on the outside.
I am greatly privileged to send yov:
Naomi's picture," read the note. "It
Isn't half as pretty as it ought to be."
The young matron opened the box
curiously and looked at its contents a
long time Avithout saying a word. It
held a single American Beauty rose.
Artificial clay, according to Geraian
reports, is receiving increased atten
tion abroad. This ceramic novelty,
which is used for'the manufacture of
artificial stone, tiles, gutters, etc., is
composed of sand, chalk, cement,
liquid glue and petroleum. The sub
stances are mixed in certain quantities
and a claylike mass results, Avh'eh can
be formed at pleasure and acquires
on excellent degree of hardness by
being subjected to heat.
This artificial clay can be employed
in a variety of structures; tiles of dif
ferent forms and sizes are made of it.
They have a perfectly even surface I
and sharp edges, are fireproof and re
sist the influences of the weather.
They, furthermore, absorb no moisture.
The clay Is also used for the manu
facture of artificial stone in all colors.
Tests with this clay have been made
at the laboratory of the Technical Ex
perimental station at Charlottenburg,
and the results have been pronounced
As the substances are easily mixed
without the aid of machinery, the i
smallest builder can use the process
aud so obtain structural decorations af
a Ioav price.
Ail European Russia has only 7SI
newspapers and periodicals about
one-third the number in the State d
Onml l'u (lip MiimiM Ite I'.otiglit.
A good tulle or silk rullle wlihh Is
going (heap Is by no means to be de
spised, for when one trlrs to make it
at home she Is surprised at the end
less yards of stuff It takes and the
hopelessly heavy effect obtained. So
those who want a rullle should go to
the sales and purchase one.
The tucked silks, chiffon and muslin
are a boon to the woman who can use
her i.eedlo.ns the blouse Is now quite
fashionable without lining and Is easily
i:iane from a good pattern. lh; sieves
are la one part, Avith the seam from
elbow only, and the blouse is in three
parts. None of the tucks Is disturbed
ny tins iashion oi cu.. ami any youe
or insert! ins can be readily arranged
ly tacking the lace ct.t en th-j :r.t
I'.laliorato New Sleeves.
Apropos ol the new sleeves iliey are
more elabi rate than ever, and In such
an Minute variety or tastetui ties. gas
that It Avould se?n Impossible to wtrk
out a fashion that would not be fash
ionable; ar.J all rorts cf odds and cuds
of lace, embroidery and fancy mate
rials can bo utilized in thes?, beautiful
sleeves. But mir.y of tin; newest cud
at, or just uciow, the elbow, so as
to alloAV a fine dijplay cf the under
sleeve, toat cither flows In an epen
flounce or ends at the wrist in a baud
of embroidery or lace. One may have
many different sets oZ thos? under
sleeves, thcreoy varying the finish of
a feAv gowns cf geed textr.re and fault.
l:ss cut Into a;i elaborate richness.
New York Tribune.
l'erfcct Taste in Choosing Clothes.
It wa.3 said cf the lcav sorrowful
Eugenie of Franco that no cn? over
raid: "Hoav sv.perb!y th? Empress Is
dressed," but f.hvcys: "IIow beautiful
she is to-night." Yet uo cce ever wore
mcr? costly garments at the French
court. The materials avctc of the most
(".ciicate texture, the loco was perfec
tion, the cut and design those which
only an artist could produce, but they
were always subordinate, to the wearer
Che was never cverhu.en avKIi JcavcIs
she never bought things because they
were expensive sho chose what suited
the occasion and set forth her own
exceediag charm. Tc-f.ay her feeble
figure is still elegant, and her faded,
sorrow -lined faca etill ha3 charm, nud
evea her wUIoav'b mournful garb is
strikingly suitable and full cf rrac:
The Ledger Monthly.
IIow to "Wear KinjR.
ie gvcwmg fancy tor wearing an
auirji.auce oi. nags uv.rng th? cay
time as avcII a.3 fcr evening affairs
makes special care of the gems they
incase very necessary.
If you want your rings to last well,
do not wear them under gloves. That
is what a prominent jeweler says
But if you decide that gloves are a re-
cessity, as probably you will, he ado's,
tiien tend your nngs tAvice a year to
The reason for this warning is that
the constant frictioa of the gloves
wears the tiny points that hold the
stones ia place, and the result is that
the stones fall out ualcs they are cons
tantly looked after. The wearer m'ght
not detect a loose stone, but a jc-Aveler
avcuIJ at once, and by a little timeiy
intervention rair,ht prevent the loss of
a valuable gem. Washington Star.
The Care of the Hair.
At night before retiring brush the
hair carefully and braid it loosely li
a number of strands. Avoid wettinc
as the Avetting has a tendency to make
the hair coarse. Avoid putting the hair
up in kids at night to Avavc it. They
are more harmful than even the ror.cli-
abuscd curling iron, as the hair is
tAvisted about the kid so tightly that it
actually Avears it out, and a bald spot is
apt to be the result.
There is a new sort of shampoo just
now much in favor with women of
fashion. It is known as ih? perfume
shampoo. It consists of sprinkling the
hair Avith orris powder, leaving the
fragrant poAvder on long enough to col
lect, me uust ana on, ana then giving
the hair a vigorous brushing. The or
ris shampoo Avhen thus taken is quite
harmless and leaves the hair with just
a sub.le perfume about it. W Jinan's
Making Calls by Telephone.
"Formal calls," said a society Avonan
yesterday, "are becoming obsolete.- I
mean the running in of an afternoon.
chatting for five or ten minutes, leaA--ing
your cards, rushing off ts the nert
place on your list, and then expecting
these women to do the sane thing
to you. and praying ycu uay be out
when they call.
"I make ncavly all r.17 calls now
ever tne pnone. it is co nreu more
comfortable, and savc3 si ch a let cf
tim and bother. I just s't down in my
oavu home and cad vp Mr?. Jo u s la
her heme. I owe her a call. If she is
in she ccues to the 'phone, nod. al
though I may have n: thing ij p:.r tie-
th!.:- to !;!,; .i i r annN. v ' t li.iiu-r
awav fur several lulirit'-s. a-. I ! t'-re
I riii'i olV I impress i:p':i 1. i.c
f.x-t that I an reluming her ( id. imd
that she needn't expect rue to com"
in piVson. She laimhs mi. I tl.,;i n s
all ri;:ht, mid then pavs soiii" .' th
cam sue owes in too sa'ee v my. m
rei'lly does away Allh a treat i ul-sance."-rh!ladeh,h;a
A Sunny I'renenee.
If you had asked her about h r ;.e-'
complishiin nts she Avould have told you
that she had none, and would have
been quite sincere In hey answer. She
did not know how to plav a piano and
had never tried her hand at water
colors or crayon sketching. She bad
never found time for enibrohP'ry. Shi?
cot off the key avIicii she tried to sing.
In fact, one might run through the list
of what are called accoinplishmentv,
without naming one at Avh'.c'.i sli Avas
an e:;pert. Yet this sunny faced, sweet
voiced girl had one accomplihm; nt
which (Utweighcd nil those she In k-d.
Wherever she Avent gloomy fan s grew
cheerful. She was a hau'iim ss maker.
Children stopped fretting avIicli she
came near. Old people came back
freni their dreams of the past arid
found the present sweet. Without be
ing Aviso or witty or beautiful, there
was an atmosphere of peace abotu her
like the fragrance of a flower. Her
smile had the comforting warmth of
sunshine. The tones of h"r tlad voumr
voice stirred the heart like a song.
2 A 3 i
Mrs. I'eary, Avife of th? Arctic ex
plorer, has accompanied her husband
in some cf Lis most perilous expedi
tions. Mo. Ida Fester Crouk, of Chicago,
is trying ij dignify household service
by declaring that houscAvork id a pro
fession. Eugenie, Empress of th? French, is
still living ia ead seclusion on her Eng
lish estate, making one visit a year to
Ia former days a married weman.
could not get her life insured, the sup
position being that her husband might
kill her for the insurance money.
Lady Cadogan, wife of the Earl of
Cat'ogau, and one of London's beau
ties, has a fad for snakes, and has been
photographed xvith her pet python
coiled about her.
Miss Helen Gould has sent twe ex
pensive paintings to the Normal and
Industrial College at Greensboro, X.
G., as souvenirs of her recent visit
to the Institution.
Mile. Adele Hugo, a daughter of Vic
tor Hugo, Avhose centenary was recent
ly observed, is still living in Faris, but
the place is kept secret, OAving to the
Avishes of the family.
.Women can vote on municipal and
school questions in all 'parts of Aus
tralia; they have parliamentary
suffrage ia Southern Australia, and in
West Australia can vote for, but cannot
become, members of Parliament.
Massachusetts has a flourishing "Ex
Club," which is composed cf the past
oLlcers of the Massachusetts State Fed
eration. The President is Miss Flor
ence Everett. It is practically a lunch
eon club, as its meetings generally take
the form cf a luachcen to some Avcmau
of note. '
FROM TllE. ?-
Chain purses in silver,
Coif caps of the usual form in red
Very heaA-y Avhite skin r.ovcs fr
Muff or chatelaine chains cf agate
and gilt metal.
. Suede belts, beautifully embroidered
111 gold and silver thread.
White levering, with wide black
stripes In new aud original designs.
Short broAvn boas, made of gathered
chiffon, with ribbon ends to match.
Broad, white ribbon, Avith colored
design thereon, giving water effect.
Black chiffon bows, trimmed Avith
for-get-me-nots and other small Cow
ers. A complete line of new prints for the
neAv season ia a variety cf new de
signs. New openwork hosiery ia attractive
designs ia black aLd white ooiabiua
tions. Very fetching little walking Lats cf
straw, trimmed Avith single or double
Striking long ccats of satij taffeta,
elaborately trimmed Avitu lace aud
r.rautiful embroidered flounces in
several A-idths and ia bath biiaJ aoi
rarasols made with shirred ecru
linen and colored taffeta, the hitt.r frc
qutotiy warp prated.