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VOIi. lil. NO. 2G9.
ROCK ISLAND, IIL., SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1902.
PAGES 0 TO 12.
NO MORE SUN DANCES:
1 Dr. L. A. Mayhew and wife bare re
turned from the- Indian sun dance at
White Eagle, says a Wellington (Kan.)
dispatch to the New York Journal.
"The government .has decreed that
the Indians shall never hold another
Bun dance." said Dr. Mayhew.
"Even this year the government de
nied the Indians the right to torture
themselves. In former times they
slashed themselves with knives and
gouged out pieces of flesh with blunt
stones, etc. .The result was that the
Indians were led Into the greatest of
excitement. Often outbreaks among
the Indians have been attributed to
these sun dances. If an Indian can
dance all day in the rays of the sun,
looking all the time into Its face, with
out tiring or showing signs of exhaus
tion, he has conquered the sun. Such
an achievement allows him privileges
In the tribe that make him a great
' "The dance is of course the outcome
jot a superstitious belief, yet an In
dian never becomes too old or too ed
ucated to forego this belief. In the
mob of seventy or eighty bucks and
squaws who took part in the Ponca
sun dance this year were several grad
uates of Haskell, Carlisle-and Chilioc
co Indian schools. Their paint and their
equipage were Just as bright and
gaudy as those worn by the most Ig
norant of the tribe. In the mob of
dancers were representatives of the
Poncas, Pawnees, Otoes, Tonkawas,
Omahas from Nebraska, and Sacs and
"The sun dance Is a religious func
tion and is not done for the mere sport
of the thing or for the benefit of the
white spectators. The Indian believes
Just as much in the tiresome ordeal as
the white man does in joining the Ma
sons or any secret order, and a part of
the business of the dance is done in se
cret, not even the Indians who are not
eligible to become dancers being per
mitted to know what is going forward.
Some kind of herb is stewed and eat
en, some kind of narcotic is burned
and inhaled from long pipes.
"When the dancer appears for the
day, he is adorned with paint, feath
ers, blanket or whatever it is his of
fice to wear. Just as his degree be
tokens. "The Indians have many Ideas that
control the dance, one being the giv
ing of expensive presents. Only the
dancers have the privilege of selecting
to whom the presents be given. Ev
erything from money to ocher goes.
Some of the lucky Indians receive
money and some silk and broadcloth
dress patterns, ponies, tents and evenllove, of cold business, each the he.art-
sewing machines. The custom is for
the squaw to appear with a roll of
money that would choke a cow, some
horses, many of which are led with
halters made from silk or broadcloth
dress patterns, and their tails and
manes tied up with the same expensive
harness, and select which of the vis
iting tribes is to be honored. Chief
iWhite Eagle would then advance, sing
ing a crude song, and at the suggestion
of some of the dancers of the Ponca
tribe single out a buck or squaw as
the case might be from the visiting
tribe and present the gift.
"Then the dance would proceed.
There were fully 1,800 Indians attend-
' lng the dance, and they were the guests
of the Poncas, who suffered in pocket
keeping them and giving them pres
ents. They have sold their land and
. are Just now rolling In wealth. Mer
chants in Ponca City and other towns
adjoining the reservation are getting
rich on the sale of material to the
"None of the dancers can keep up
his work continuously all day. The
festival runs from sun-up to sundown,
but the dancers repair to tents at in
tervals to refresh themselves with
stew and narcotics. A part of the cer
emony is held the night before the
dance begins and Is secret. In the
morning of the first day the chief
mounts a knoll and with a large cross
made of tree limbs tells how the tribe
has endured. 'Once, he says, 'the tribe
had no black paint with which to paint
the cross, but we burned prairie grass
and mixed it with water and made
black paint.' Then he would adorn
the base of the cross with black paint.
The top is painted red to signify blood.
The black signifies war.
"The Indian who loses a member of
his family never mourns until the time
of the sun dance. He gives a certain
day during the dance to 6hed his tears
and relieve his soul, and he does it
With at vengeance. Some of the worst
noises imaginable come from the tents
where the mourners are at work.
During his period of mourning he docs
not eat or sleep. lie drinks water and
"The camera has no business at the
dance. The Indian police were vigor
ous in seeking them out and breaking
them to pieces. A government repre
sentative from the Smithsonian insti
tute was on hand to take pictures, and
he was unmolested, as be had permits.
"The dance was held near the fa
mous ranch of the Millers, and one
of the Sillier boys was in the thick of
the dance. The Indians think a great
deal of the Millers, and this boy strip
ped off his clothing and painted up to
suit his liking and lent as much lung
power to the ceremony as any buck
who was blear eyed from looking Into
Release of Boer Prisoners.
United States Consul Morey, at Co
lombo, Ceylon, where a large number
Pf BQer. prisoners, of .war .have been
held Captives, "has furnished the state
department at Washington a copy of
the official announcement made as to
the release of these prisoners. The
point of the notice is that the repatri
ation of the prisoners is not to take
place at once, but will depend on the
readiness of the colonial governments
to receive them, as the circumstances
of the new colonies do not admit of
the return of unlimited numbers 'at
one time. Foreign prisoners of war
who do not claim to be burghers will
not be allowed to return to South Af
rica. They may leave Ceylon at once
at their own expense. Others may be
handed over to their consuls If their
governments wish to make special ar
rangements for moving them; other
wise they must wait until the British
government finds it convenient to re
DIFFERENT PHASES OF
LIFE SEEN ON TRAIN
Did you ever stand on a viaduct in
the evening and wteh n great pas
senger train start slowly out on its
long journey across the continent?
Xo mechanism produced by the brain
and hand of man is more impressive
and thought inspiring. First comes
the mighty engine, a huge steel mass
with -the strength of 10.000 horses
and the fleetness of the' wind. It
moves majestically along, throwing a
great white light in front to find the
path. It seem to feel and think and
oe conscious of it -might j' power
and yet it stops and starts, moves
fast or slow, goes here and there in
quick obedience to the puny strength
of a man who sits close to the great
Back of the engine is the tender
filled with coal and water, the meat
and drink on which this mighty mon
ster lives; and the fireman, shovel in
hand, moves constantly back and
forth pouring the stony food into
the engine's -llaming mouth. Here
and there, as it rushes madly on its
way, it signals a familiar town, or
a friendly fellow traveler, with a long
shrill blast like the voice of a thou
sand giants, which startles the day
or wakes the night with its echoes
sounding through ' the forests and
Next conies the express cars filled
with packages sent in haste from the
great cities to the far distant towns
and farms. Next to these are the
mail cars, with their big bundles
of messages of friendship, affection.
beat of some man or woman sent out
upon Us long journey, and with un
erring instinct finding some answer
ing heartbeat in some far-off, obscure
corner of the world.
Next , in line are the emigrant cars
filled with thei freight of solid
faced men and careworn women, and
pathetic, weary children, each com
ing from far beyond the sea, chasing
the ever illusive hope of fortune,
which has brought the human rsjee
from the brute creation to its pres
ent stage. Next are the coaches of
common American citizens, those
who ride in ordinary cars; they are
starting off to visit a son or brother
or sister in a far western state, or re
turning from a visit to the old homes
they left long years ago, or, like the
emigrant, still inspired by that ever
lasting hope of fortune, and fleeing
from the hardships and hopeless ob
stacles they know to the illusive re
ward for which they dream and
hope. The night is long, as they
wake and doze . in their straight,
crampedeats. But the cold, gray
morning comes at last and then the
scorching day and weary, endless
Lastly comes the Pullman cars,
heavy -and somber .and resistless.
They move almost without a "quiver
or a sound, and the lucky, luxurious
children of fortune find every com
fort ready to their hand. These are
not journeying far away to seek for
wealth in unknown lands. The fickle
goddess smiled- on them long since,
and fortune is not a far off, doubt
ful dream. The railway train, with
its separtae compartments, its dif
ferences and distinctions, its prefer
ences for those who can afford to
buy, is a tj'pe of the. classified social
life in which we live. Clarence Dar
row, in Chicago American.
GREAT PEACE EXHIBITION.
Details of International Gathering
to Be Held In Sooth Africa.
Arrangements have been in progress
for a long time past and are now rap-1'
Idly approaching completion for the
holding of this large and important in
dustrial exhibition in 1904 near Johan
nesburg, in the most central position
in the whole of British South Africa,
near the junction of all the railways
from the ports of Cape Town, Tort
Elizabeth, East London, Durban and
Delagoa Bay, In the center of trade,
wealth and commerce, and where the
great majority of the traders, miners,
agriculturists and manufacturers from
all parts of south, east, west and cen
tral Africa will congregate for many
years to come, says the London Times.
In fact. It Is the most valuable posi
tion for an exhibition the center of at
traction for capitalists and visitors, of
fering unique opportunities for manu
facturers and others desiring to extend
their connection In these countries and
to.DarticJpaJ;e Jxi the enormouatra.de. de.
velopments ofj the largest market In
the world for every class of goods
used by both civilized and uncivilized
The exhibition will Include mining
and agricultural machiuery of every
description, steam, electrical and all
kmds of motive powers, railways,
tramways, industries of every descrip
tion art, sciences, etc. In this respect
it will probably be more complete and
representative than any previous exhi
bition, and the largest gold exhibition
the world has ever seen. Agents are
now In Johannesburg completing the
locaL arf angements. Offices have been
opened In Johannesburg and Pretoria.
THE TELLTALE THUMB.
Its Marks and Lines and Its Signal
From the Erain.
A tremendous amount of nonsense
has been written about thumb marks.
It is claimed that the curious skin con
figuration on the ball of the thumb is
never the same in any two people and
that it never changes. Tbe first state
ment is correct, and the same thing can
be said of the lines on the palm and
the creases on the bottom of 'the feet.
But the assertion that the thumb marks
never change throughout life is a de
cided exaggeration. The alteration may
come from a variety of causes any
thing, in fact, that will destroy the
outer layer of skin.
Another modifying cause Is the tend
ency of the thumb to develop little
horizontal creases as one grows old.
This is especially true of mechanics and
other working people who use tools,
and eventually the creases will break
up the lines to such an extent that it
is equivalent almost to a rearrange
ment of the pattern. Specialists In
nerve diseases by an examination of
the thumb can tell if the patient is
affected or likely to be affected by
paralysis, as the thumb signals this
long before it is visible in any other
part of the body. If the danger symp
toms are evidenced there, an operation
is performed on what is known as the
"thumb center" of the brain, and the
disorder is often removed.
No matter how carefully the Individ
ual may attempt to conceal incipient in
sanity, the thumb will reveal it infal
libly. It is the one sure test. If the
patient in his daily work permits the
thumb to stand at a right angle to the
other fingers or to fall listless into the
palm, taking no part in his writing, his
handling of things, his multiform du
ties, but standing isolated and sulky, it
is an unanswerable confession of men
tal disease. Kansas City Independent.
A Wrestle IVlth German.
An estimable woman of Milwaukee
Is an earnest member of a local Ger
man class, but her method of pronounc
ing soine of the words, at least in one-
specific Instance, aroused the mirth of
her companions. At a recent meeting
of the class one of the questions in the
day's exercise was, "Are you not glad
that you are able to learn German?"
This query was in the foreign lan
guage, and the answer was. "Ja,
gewiss." meaning. "Yes. certainly." It
so happened that this particular wom
an was called up to read the question
and answer. She got through the ques
tion all right, but convulsed the class
by reading the answer this way, Ta;
, Don't , a Pest. '
If yon can't oblige people in any oth
er way. you can at least let them alone.
Half the troubles of people are due to
idle and impudent interference in their
affairs. Half the time when you
make a vigorous kick there is no kick
coming to you. One of the worst habits
people have is making each other un
necessary trouble. Life is bard enough
at best. Don't be a pest. .If you can't
help others, you can at least let them
alone. Atchison Globe. ,
'Beards In Old Russia.
The Russians had an old law by
which any one who drew hair from an
other's beard should be fined four
times as much as for cutting off a fin
ger, and the importance and value of
the appendage are further illustrated by
the fact that, although the loss of a leg
was estimated at 12 shillings, the loss
of the beard was estimated at 20.
Pained lUm to Leave.'
Soubrette The heavy tragedian Bays
he gets a rousing reception everywhere.
He says it pained him to leave the last
Comedian You bet it pained him! I
understand they rode him out on a keen
edged rail. Philadelphia Record.
A Startling Telemrani.
Ten girls In a composition class were
told to write a telegram such as would
be suitable to send home In case of a
railway accident while traveling. One
of the girls wrote:
Dear Papa Mamma is killed. I am In
the refreshment room.
There is an old allegorical picture
of a girl scared at a grasshopper, but
in the act of heedlessly treading on a
snake. This is paralleled by the man
who spends a large sum of money
building a cyclone cellar, but neg
lects to provide his family with a
bottle of Chamberlain's Colic, Chol
era and Diarrhoea Remedy as a safe
guard against bowel complaints,
whose - victims outnumber those of
the cyclone a hundred to one. This
remedy is everywhere recognized as
the most prompt and reliable medi
cine in use for these diseases. For
sale by all druggists. ' jr -; ...'.'
rObpyrlght,-1902, by the S. S. McClure
p ' Company.
5;"EHersley .wound up the clock and
set It byhis-watch. Then, with an
impatient movement, he put It back in
Its place -on the desk. Somehow it
Jarredjupon him this evening. It was
so big1 and bright, so assertive in its
ticking, that he felt tempted to set it
in the bedroom, out of sight and hear
ing. That it was a present from Marie
only served to increase his dislike to
night. He lit his pipe and sat down to
write, but instead of words the Tnces
ant tlek-tock surged through his brain.
Finally he loaned back in his chair
and glared at the offending timepiece.
How like Marie It was, he thought,
all glitter and gold and a loud voice,
and an inclination to be a trifle fast
that got him out of bed ten minutes
sooner than he wanted to waken and
made the belated homecoming more
scandalous by a quarter of an hour.
She had proposed It, he remember
ed, the night he had given his chafing
dish supper to some of her associates
at the Metropolitan theater. It was
.when he thought he loved her and he
had Joined in her laugh of scorn for
the little china clock that he knew
so well. When she bad announced her
intention of providing a. better one, he
had pressed her hand and assured her
that he would keep it always.
And now well, Marie had told him
that she was going to marry Jenks,
who was forty, bald and wealthy. He
had never liked Jenks, but he began to
feel sorry for him. rile was good
hearted, while Marie His eyes were
opened now to the shallow nature
masked by the pretty face.
When his first book had brought suc
cess,. he had met Marie. She had pro
fessed to love him, and the heroine of
his second novel was her idealized por
trait. The story had been an even
greater success than the first, and the
Metropolitan manager had declared
that the advertising was worth thou
sands. That disgusted him.
Marie did not figure in his last story,
which bad just appeared, and in a
pique she had announced her engage
ment to Jenks. On the morrow, he told
himself, he would send it back to her.
The old clock should have its place
again. But where was It? He had
meant to give It to the janitor, but
Something had stayed bis hand.
Ah, there it was behind the tobacco
Jar! It was a cheap china affair, but
back borne fifteen years before it had
been regarded as quite a marvel of
lie remembered boar- bis patient,
overworked mother Tliad proudly
brought It back from Keesport. His
father had looked his disapproval, but
she had bought It with her "egg and
butter" money, and her right to waste
this fund in seeming extravagance was
That was when he was fifteen and
first enjoyed the dignity of having his
own little room up under the lichen
covered shingles. The. clock gave the,
finishing touch, and with what an air
of importance had he wound it up the
first night! Why, he was quite a man!
That was what his mother said when
Bhe came to tuck him into bed. Poor,
gentle mother! For ten years she had
lain there in the cemetery overlooking
Lake Cbamplain. Could she see him
now, he wondered, with his luxurious
apartments and comfortable bank ac
Somehow the smoke from his pipe
would persist in getting into his eyes
this evening and making them water.
ne knocked the ashes out, and as the
condensation sizzled in the heel of his
pipe It seemed to him that he could
hear the bacon crackling in the spider.
Somehow tonight everything reminded
him of the old white farmhouse on the
rort Kent road.
Impatiently he brushed his sleeve
across his eyes, but his face softened
again as he wound up the old time
piece. It was not handsome, but it
would seem good to hear its quiet tick
ing once more. So he set it where the
other had stood for the past months.
Then he carried Marie's gift back into
the dining room.
When he came back, the room had
already taken on a more homelike as
pect, no could almost fancy that the
clock was flanked by the china dog
which had once been the dearest of his
possessions and the conch shell brought
from the West Indies by Uncle Jim.
There, too, had stood Nelly Trescott's
photograph. How long ago that was
before he came to the city to win fame
and fortune and heartaches!
Yet he still remembered Nell's ten
der, wistful eyes. She was worth a
dozen .like Marie. He had been a fool
to-saerlflce all the home ties to the
empty fame and friendship that .were
So he sat and smoked and mused bit
terly. Never had he felt so utterly
alone.- Only the ticking of the little
Clock comforted him.- Finally he read
its message. There was a new look
TjDon his face as he drew a sheet of
paper toward him and wrote rapidly.
"Dear Nell," he said, "ilo you remem
ber that when we were children you
promised to marry me when I "grew up
and was rich?" I am -grown up and
successful now, but I am a lonely man.
For the sake of the oldjlove, will you
rive me hope that some day I may win
you to fulfill that promise?- I have
been a blind worshiper after strange
gods, but I've always loved you, dear.
The clock and my heart told me bo to
night. Tell me that I inay come home,
and ,begia..atrain .where;, wejeft. off be
fore these weary month's or doubt" ana
Marie laughed when she heard of his
marriage, but Ellersley. neither kew
nor cared. He was learning bow
smoothly love made the hands of time
go round. EPES W. SARGENT.
Canton Is One of the Oldest Cities
In the World.
Canton, the capital of the province
af Kwangtung, has a population of
about 2,000,000 and is one of the oldest
Titles in the .world, and until the port
of Hongkong .was opened It was the
export city of the empire. Its old
walls and fortifications, with their old
guns, are all now" obsolete and entirely
neglected, remaining only as monu
ments of departed ages. They have
never been of service except as warn
ing of danger to an invading foe and
no doubt had the desired effect until
the last half century.
Canton is said to be absolutely and
thoroughly Chinese, and there is no
other city inhe empire that is more so.
There It exists today, with Its narrow
streets. Its old temples, its wealth, its
extreme poverty and its peculiarly
constructed buildings, and when one
considers the habits and customs of its
people and their achievements in the
arts so characteristic of that country,
its ancient history so resplendent cen
turies ago, unless that history is a fa
ble, and sees there now so much that
Is filthy and repugnant to common de
cency and civilization the present
state of the country needs but to be
seen to be condemned.
No stranger is respected or safe from
Insult within its limits unless be has
official or military bearing or is in
care of a-trusty guide one of their own
countrymen, armed with plenary li
cense and power.
Friendly Foes In Kentucky. 1SG2.
In these matters of principle not a
band was raised to prevent a free
choice. No feeling of personal hatred
stood between those who saw life's du
ty differently. A neighbor to the right
of a little home called one evening on
his neighbor to the left. He kissed the
children and shook hands with the
"I may not see you again. Tonight I
go to join Morgan," he said.
The host went to his little ward
robe, took therefrom his greatcoat,
thrust a pistol into the pocket and
threw' it over the arm of his guest.
Both were poor men, and winter ap
proached. The recipient attempted to
return it. "No," said the donor "no,
you take this coat. Your path is -to be
one of privation; besides, I won't need
It. Tomorrow morning I start north to
enlist. My government has overcoats
to spare, and pistols too. You who go
south may find neither. God bless you.
friend. May we return to meet again."
Frank Leslie's Popular Monthlj.
Thronch Other Spectacles.
Some very good stories are told of
the impression made upon those who
attend for the first time the very high
church Episcopalian service, with its
elaborate ritual and its extraordinary
musical features, at the Church of St.
Mary the Virgin. The reply of a very
prominent Catholic priest when asked
by the friend who had taken him there
how he liked the service, "Well, really,
I prefer the simple ritual of my own
church," is a current story at the clubs.
Even more amusing was the com
ment of the elderly Scotchwoman
whose relatives said to her as they
were leaving after the service:
"Well, Aunt Janet, did you enjoy the
"A weel," said Janet in response,
"it's verra interestin. but what a w'y
to 6pend the Sabbath!" New York
Expected a. Fight.
A FIf eshire farmer gave his herd lad
die, Jamie, a half wit, a ticket to admit
him to a sacred recital in a neighbor
ing town, to be given by local talent,
and told the lad to be sure to. enjoy
The farmer was greatly surprised to
find his servant in the kitchen long be
fore the conclusion of the performance,
and upon asking him why he had re
turned from the recital Jamie replied:
"Weel, malster, ae man yonder began
to sing, 'I'm the King of Glory,' then
anither said he 'was the King of Glory,'
and when I saw three Ithers standin
np an' sayin they were the Kings of
Glory' I kent there was to be a fecht,
so I cam awa' an left them to finish
it amon' them sel's." Dundee Adver
' Conarress Waters.
, United States senators are supplied
with bottled mineral waters at govern
ment expense. Nearly every commit
tee room has something like a bar at
tachment. It is usually in one corner,
behind a screen and next to the wash
bowl. The bottles of fizz water are sup
plied by colored messengers, who bring
them in buckets of ice, like champagne.
The excuse for the expense is the poor
quality of the Potomac water. After a
rain it is dark brown In color) ana im
pregnated .with soil.
The Editor Tarns.
Thfwvouthful author pocketed! his re
jected verses, but he could not swallow
the editor's criticism.
"Sir." said he. not without dignity, "a
poet is born, not made."
"Young man." returned tne editor
blandlvv "It won't heln your case'to try
to shift the blame on to your parents."
As James Russell Lowell saia,
"There's a deal o solid kicking in the
meekest Jooking mule." . . .!...
HE IS WORTH MILLIONS
AND LIVES IN POVERTY
Cuba is perhaps the only country in
the world within the borders of which
resides a millionaire who lives in pov
erty and squalor, says the Washington
correspondent of the Chicago Tribune.
He is not a miser and is in all proba
bility Ignorant of the vast wealth he
possesses. This man owns 1,200 acres
of land, 000 of which Is covered with
hardwood valued at from $30 to $80 a
log. Figuring fifty logs to each acre
of wooded land at $S0 a log, his wealth
amounts to $3,000,000. Ills property
may be worth double this amount. The
Cuban is doing little to develop his
property, but will not sell It at any
price. lie was discovered by Profess
or Clark of the labor bureau, who spent
several months in Cuba. As to the
Cuban's mode of life Professor Clark
"The home of a countryman in Puer
to rrincipe province may be described
as typical. It chanced to be a little
apart from the bridle path at the edge
of a forest. Ttie house had been erect
ed since the war and contained two
rooms and an open shed, where cook
ing was done. The walls and parti
tions .were of palm bark tied to the
framework of poles, and the roof was
of palm leaf thatch.' There were no
floors and ceilings, and no sawed lum
ber was used In the building.
"In the shed a raised terrace of earth
about three feet high and walled
around with small logs held the fire
like' some rustic altar. The cooking
utensils consisted of a frying pan and
a few tin dishes and kettles. The
doors were of matting. One of the
rooms contained a table of home con
struction, supiorted on posts driven
into the ground. There were also a
sewing machine, a clock (both of Amer
ican make) and an iron washstand and
bowl in this apartment. The chairs
were of rural manufacture, ofoedar,
leather bottomed, and were Identical
in pattern with the recently revived
"The sleeping apartment contained
iron beds and hammocks. The yard
and garden were fenced and contained
yucca and yams, bananas, sugar cane
and a few fruit trees. A couple of
swarms of bees were hived in hollow
logs. A small patch of porn occupied
a field behind the garden, and with it
were grown a few squashlike vegeta
bles. A rude wooden press for crush
ing cane stood behind the house. The
juice of the cane was boiled to a sirup
and used for home consumption. A
pony and two goats were the only do
mestic animals. If we except a flock of
fowls, a few pigeons and a tamed na
tive rat. All the water used was
brought on horseback from a distant
"In the morning the boys of the fam
ily were up before daybreak," says
Frofessor Clark, "and had a bushel of
sweet potatoes dug by the time the
others put in an appearance. A cup
or coffee sweetened with cane sirup
was drunk, and the men went to the
woods to work till well toward mid
day, clearing land for a new banana
patch. They used only machetes In
this work, and timber and brush were
burned, the new land being thereby
further fertilized for Its new crop.
Breakfast and dinner, the only two
meals of the day, consisted of boiled
rice, boiled yucca, fried plantains and
fried eggs. Probably this fare varied
little from week to week.
"The head of this family owned 1,200
acres of fertile bottom laud, probably
a fourth of which was cleared. The
remainder contained much mahogany
timber, worth from $50 to $80 a log
on the river bnk. The standard of
living of this proprietor did not differ
materially from that of his father or
grandfather or from that of the day
laborer whowas his neighbor.
"The fare Yipo. the sugar plantations
is better than that of the peasant cul
tivator in his own home. The usual
rations are a pound of beef, a pound
of rice or beans, half a pound of bread,
besides coffee and sugar. Salt codfish
Is also a standard article of diet with
the West Indian laliorer. Much lard
is used, and the frying pan Is as per
niciously popular as in our own coun
try." BY BACHELOR GIRL.
You can't blame a woman for doing
onything for clothes when they lead
so often to the subsequent privilege
of doing nothing for the rest of her
life. Many a man . has proposed
merely to a new dress.
The three fates from which no man
escapes are his mother's hand) his
wife's thumb, and his daughter's
Men would be believed more by wo
men if women believed less in other
Man never loves but one while he's
telling you about- it.
Women who spend all their time
humoring a man seldom appreciate
their own jokes.
When a man can't explain a thing
he says: "You wouldn't understand
if I told you."
Many a man who is fond of a wo
men, laughs at women who are fond
If men didn't call themselves su
perior, nobody would.
Many a man who has sewed only
wild oats goes to a nice woman and
pretends that- the crop will be all
Some men cultivate their mns
taches much more than their, charac
ters. The men who like solid qualities j
in a woman don't go out of theifl
way to carry a fat old mother-in-law"
All the. world, except one girl some
times, loves a lover.
Romance is very pretty until it'rf
Straw hats show which way th5
If a woman would learn the real
nature of a man she must, put hin
through the three tests of eating,
laughing' and kissing. -
Men stand by men in such a way)
that women are often forced to g
back on other women. 1
There would be no matinee Idols if
the men in real life knew how ta
make love. .
If you wish a man to think yoi
clever get him to talk about himself.
No dark man understands what
woman can see in a bloiwle.
Half the men make love to a girl
for the sake of talking about to souk;
Women don't confess, it, but most
of them regard a "career" either as
a means to a good marriage or a re
lief from a bad one.
Golf is such an ail round gootl
sport that iteveii adds "st rcngl it to
A woman never buys her own can
dy, for the man who laughs at hep
for being fond of sweets keeps lief
Some of the most foolish Avmin'ii
about have the men most foolish!
Eve had to gather the apple, but
Adam took the largest bites.
You can't judge a man's heart by
the size of his hat band. N'ew York:
THE NEW FOOTBALL RULES
Changes This Vmr Will Nut Materially
Regarding the changes in tins'
year's football rules, a prominent au
thority on Hie game says:
"It does not seem to me that thti
changes will very materially affect
the game. The one of most impor
tance is. of course, the one about;
changing goals after a touch-down or
a goal, and this would sometimes
make a very considerable difference.
"L'nder the old rules, if there was
a strong wind and that wind died
down in the second half, only one.
team got the benefit of it. I'mler tlirt
new rules each team stands a chance;
of an equal amount of benefit front
such a wind. On the other hand
there was a good deal in the general
ship and tactics displayed by team
when conditions were very much
affected by the wind, and one team
made much more of the wind and
played a much cleverer game when
against, it than the other. The new!
rule would take away from the valuo
of the skill of such a team. A most,
serious objection to the change may
prove to be that the shifting of goals
will mix up the spectators some
what, and this would be ery un
"It. is safe to say that the general
public will notice no alterat ions in.
the play by the changes in the rest,
of the rules, except that penalties
are more generally five yards than
ten yards. This is evidently based
tipon the hope that the officials
will be more strict in enforcing them.
I am inclined to think the rule giv
ing the mair who makes a run the
benefit of twenty-five yards rather
than fifteen. .in case, the run is made
in spite of an offense by his oppon
ents, will work fairly well. When a,
foul is committed that does not in
any way affect the play, and the um
pire's whistle is blown, it has always
seemed a shame to call a man back
if the offended side wishes to de
cline the penalty.
"I do not see anything in the rules
which makes any very( radical altera
tions in the style of coaching teams."
Xo One Cent Letter Postage
The bill providing for the adoption
of one cent postage instead of two,
on all first class nta'd matter, will not
become a law, because the loss of
revenue to the government would be
too great. It is good policy to guard
against losses of any kind, but espe
cially against the loss 'of'vour health.
For this purpose'llostetter's Stomach!
Bitters- should be taken, because its
will strengthen the stomach, perfect
the digestion and keep the bowels
open, thus protecting yon front all
sickness. If,' however, you have lost
your health and suffer from head
ache, indigestion, dyspepsia, consti
pation or biliousness, you need tho
Bitters at once, because it is a spe
cific remedj- for these ailments, and!
will cure you. Try a bottle and sea
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