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admit that he did not leave it alone when he could get But then
he didn.t neglect his business; that much could be said in hie favor.
As I picture him in my mind ha was tall, slight, with long
flaxen hair and faughing blue eyes. He rode the best horse he
could steal, and his arms and accoutrements were bespangled
Now alas! he is a common drunkard. 3e struck me for four
bits ''to eat on and made a bee line for the Cowboys' Rest
where I afterwards learned no food was sold. He was a blear
eyed, rum-soaked wretch. I can say this with impunity, for there is
no tight in him, and I will tell you whv later on.
I hate to say harsh things that are calculated to hurt his
feelings about any man that is, to his face or in the newspapers. It
is much better to go quietly behind his back and talk, or say
what you have to say to yourself. In this case it is different where
there is no danger attached. I repeat it then, Cayoto Cal is a
drunk and a bum, with all that the terms imply. I might not
have said so years ago, when Cal and his copartners stood up the
Tombstone stage and took Hume's white handled six shooters and
made Clum take to the brush.
But that'e neither here nor there. Lase night Coyote Cal was
loaded, and as he stood in front of the Obejoyf ul saloon he was
making a talk. His voice is all right that necessary requisite of
a fighter is still left him. The officers had all gone to a meeting
of the Third Ward Republican club, and Cal and his listeners had
the sidewalk to themselves.
To take his own word for it, a certain amount of his composition
was horse and a portion alligator. He came from Bitter Creek,
he stated, whero the bad men .all come from, and ho also made the
singular remark that the further up the creek you go the worse
they get. He himself, he said, came from the fountain source. I
don't pretend to quote his exact language. It was quite profane "
at times and shocked me greatly. He did say, however, that he
could whip his weight in wild cats, and fight circular saws and
alt that sort of thing, but 1 was not paying much attention to him
until a little dry goods clerk came up and caught him by the col
lar and the seat of his breeches and threw him into the
Picking himself up he rushed into the saloon and asked the bar
keeper for a gun. Barkeepers as a class, are accommodating fel
lows, and this one of the Obejoyful provd no exception to the
Shoving the six-shooter into . his waist band, Coyote Cal slowly
sauntered up the street to the Cowboys' Rest, where he pawned it
FANCIES ABOUT FANS.
The use of the fan is of remote antquity as is shown by the
fine collection of fans among the Egyptian antiquities in the
British Museum. In one of his Latin comedies, Terence, who
lived in the second century, B. C, refers to the fan as used by the
ladies of ancient Rome, The illustrations of the vases of the
classic times of Greece and Rome represent the kinds of fans
which were in use in those days. The early manuscripts of me
diaeval Europe are embellished with drawings of the fans in use,
while the paintings of Titian and his contemporaries bring their
histories down to modern times.
In India and China the wing of a bird is said to have sugges
ted the fan. The fan of the high priest of Isis was in the form of
a half circle, made of feathers of different lengths. Fans of the
same shape and material were carried by the Egyptians in their
triumphal processions. We are told that the Sibyls were in the
habit of fanning themselves as they delivered their oracles, and
that in the east, the fan played an important part in certain re
ligious ceremonies. Such is the case in Spain at the presnt day;
at least, as late as 1861, a tourist wrote the following about the
use of the fan in church:
"Though not, understanding the service, I could guess the nat
ure of it at any particular time, by the way in which the fans were
waving. The difference between a litany and a thanksgiving
was unmistakable; the minuter shades of devotion were also
The author of "Etudes Asiativues' informs us that the fan
was ured in some very singular ways. The rich placed upon it
the alms which they gave to the poor; tbe great received upon it
the delicacies offered them; it wns lowered before superiors as a
mark of defference; the schoolmaster punished his pupil with it,
or presented "him with it as a reward; a fan placed upon a
plate of a particular form announced to the criminal of a noted
family his sentence, and it was at the moment when he reached
out his hand to receive the fatal present that tbe executioner was
to accomplish his work.
Catherine de Medicis introduced the fan into France, and in
the palmy days of the French court there was a profligate ex
ravagance in fans. Queen Elizabeth of England carried a fan
when in full dress, and during the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries fans were used by gentlemen. There was held in 1871
under the patronage of Queen Victoria, a competitive exhibition
of fans at the South Kensington Museum. The exhibition includ
ed fans from almost every country, together with every pub
lic and private collection of any note. The queen herself received
the highest premium, two thousand dollars, among her collec
tion being the fan which once belonged to Marie Antonin- ,
Fan floatations came into vogue more than a century ago,
certain movements indicating love, disdain, anger and other emo
tions. Gay, in enumerating the accomplishments of Flavia,
In other hands the fan could prove
An engine of Bmall force in love.
A poet of the same period refers to the practice in the follow
ing: They flirt their fans in Bundry ways,
To show they pardon your delays,
Or that they piqued or found offense,
However much your show of sense.
In the eighteenth century English gentlemen selected their
partners for the dance by drawing a fan from a promiscuous
number tosseet into a hat The fans of the ladies, for this reason,
were closely observed in advance. As each fan had its peculiar
ity. In the same centuary the fan was held up to shield the
face when anything impolite was said or done. Pope makes al
lusion to the discontinuance of the fashion in the follow
ing: The modest fan was lifted up no more, '
And virgins smilled at what they blushed before.
The oldest "religious" fan dates back to the sixth century. It
belonged to Queen Theodelinda, a "saintly princess,' who also
possessed a nail from the holy cross which was hammered and
set in the interior of the iron crown of the kings of Italy. The
fan is made of leather, gilded and ornamented with, pearls and
rubies, traced with a Latin inscription now illegible, but sup
posed to be a prayer. The handle is of ingraved gold, inlaid
with gems. It is a fan that can be folded, and is preserved in
the Castle of Monza, near Milan, where it iB shown to tourists.
On a certain day of the year the girls from the country go to
Monza in pilgrimage for the purpose of touching the fan, under
the superstition that a lortunate marriage will follow.
In 1827 a blow given with the fan by the Dey of Algiers to the
French consul, led to the war which ended in making a French
colony of that region. Fans are extensively manufactured in
England, France and Belgium. Whole villages in Picardy are
employed in the industry. The lacquered fans made in China are
superior to any other fans of the kind. Cheap fans are man
ufactured in Canton as low as two cents a dozen. The total value
of the fans annually manufactured in the world exceeds seven
hundred thousand dollars,
Frank H. Stauffeb..
- See Si6ler the Ice Cream man in his new quarters when wanting
wanting anything in his line. He will serve you well. 133 south 12
street Phone 6?P
Huklbut fe Co. have moved to 113 north 11 where they are pre
pared to serve you.
When the ice man comes be sure the name LINCOLN ICE CO.
is on the wagon, they have no pond ice. 1040 O Street.
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