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' Kinn Teas head saleswoman in the cloak
department of a store, Marie was a library
attendant, while Louise was proud of a
ltttlo ofltco ol her own and was working
hard toward the highest rank in tho
Stenographie profession. Each girl was
bright and handsome and possessing the
individuality that .- . med best suited to
tho profession sin' had chosen.
Nothing had been fur:her from tholr
thoughts than the idoa that they should
rent a tint together and keep house, but
one evening after the lecture when they
?were lounging in one of the pretty parlors
of the Noon Day Kcst, Nina, yawning,
"Oh, Ibnte to go home. It'swork hard
oil day, and then go home at night to tho
hall bedroom of a boarding house, with
nothing pleasant or cheerful."
"Or comfortable," added Louise. "1
envy the girl with a homo."
"Why don't wo leave tho boarding
houses, then, and make a homo fur our?
selves?" nsked Marie, tho inventive one of
the three.
"Lot's count our resources, nnd lot that
decide it," said practical Louise.
As a result of tills evening's conference.
Jn less than n month Nina, Mario and;
Louise had sot up in housekeeping for
Ono evening nftor dinner, ns they were
sitting around the p.-:rlor table, Nina nnd
Louise engaged in some light needlework,
?while Marie n ail aloud from Lilian Hell's
"From a Girl'.- Point of View." thu girls
jestingly interrupted tho bright para?
graphs to contrast their more fortunuto
condition -with the lot of so many unhappy
wives. But Nina seemed thoughtful, und
after awhile laid down her sewing und
turned to tho piano. She played an old
fashioned lovo song, but suddenly tho
music broke off, and she said impulsively:
"Uirls, wiil you tell mo why it is that
three young women, oacli handsome
enough ate! possessed of the average ac?
complishments .and ability?why it is that
?wo should not ho each tho tidstross of a
happy borne, instead of cheating ourselves
into tho belief that wo arc happier us in
depcudont bachelor girls?"
The force and suddenness of the ques?
tion startled her companions, while Nina I
wont on:
"1 do not bollovo that any girl lives tin- j
til sho is, say, veins oh! without having
Some sort of a lovo episode that at ono
timo promised to ho the reality of her lifo.
Girls, 1 am going to toil you tuy "lovo
Mario let Mips Boll's book fall into her
lap, while tho daisies nnd buttercups in
tho centerpiece Louise was embroidering
Brow faster and faster into their colors of
blue nnd gold
"You know,T hare not always boon n
city girl," i-tiid Nina, "but grew tip in a
little" country town. lialph Ilttdley was
my curliest playmate. He was three years
older than I, hut I kept up with him ill
Kchool?indeed, could ttavtt outstripped
him a little; but, like Wbittier's llttlo
maid, 'would not. becauso 1 loved him.' 1 .
was fond of musiu und was so proud when
I could piny tho organ in tho village
church nnd Ralph led the choir. Then
Ralph wont away to St. j.-onis to find em?
ployment.. Ho wrote mo such beautiful
letters of the in w life in tho city ami how
different it. w as from the country, and how
1 would enjoy It. Some ono heard him
ning in u big church tuul became interested
in him, nnd then ho wrote that ho was
going abroad to cultivate ills voice Thu
next letter was post marked Berlin. After
that thu letters were less often, und tho
?villages seemed so little uud -Jonoly thnt I
could not bear it. 1 knew, too, that when
Kalpb came home a great singer lie would
not find a congenial companion in an un?
trained village maiden, so I determined to
como to the city, where 1 wonld improve
ruysolt' so much that ho would not ho
ashamed of mo. '1 ha! wits my ono ideu, to
tie a suitable wife for Ralph.
"In Sj itoi f my parents' opposition l|
camfe to Chicago and found employment
as a clerk. 1 worked hart! in the daytime |
to please my employers, nnd in tho ovon
ing Xstudied music and French nnd Ger?
man und utti tilled university extension
l?ctures.' 1 watched eagerly the beautiful I
ladies who enmo into tho storo and tried I
to make my manners and speech as pleas?
ant as theirs. Oh, how hard I worked,
hoping that Ralph wonlifbo proud of mo.
? "I bail not had a letter from Knlph for I
moro that! a year, when one day 1 snvv In |
thp pal er a not iuu that ho hud sung beforo |
n critical foreign audience with great suc?
cess nnd'hud signed an engagement to re?
turn to his own country. 1 watched und |
waited, moved alternately with hopo nnd
fear, and when nt lust bis company was
announced Uj it] pear at tho Auditorium I ,
was ill with excitement. I sent a llttlo |
note to the hotel, giving my address. Tho
answer caino promptly. It. read:
"Dr..Mt Fnir.nd Nina?My wife und Iura
stopping tho Acer..muni Anna. Would bo
bo p!i used to lmvuyuu cull on my wife. Yours
sincerely, liAU'li Haih.ky.
"That is my lovo story," said Nina,
turning again to tho piano.
Mario tinii l.ouiso listened in sympa?
thetic Eilcneo us sho softly touched tho
keys. At. last Louise said:
"Ho was not u ftrthy of you, Nina, and
It was very much liko a man 'Out of
sight, out of mind,' ubotit sums up a
man's constancy. ",
"You judge t. o harshly, LouIso," said
Mario. "All men mo not liku thnt."
''The most of them are," said Louise
emphatically. " Yes. 1 loved a mnn onco
and promised I would bo true to him, but
when 1 found out that: ho cared moro for
another girl than be eared for mo, why, I
put him out of my mind, and now I work
und work nnd work ovory day and never
think of him. 'There's us good fish in
Iho sou as has ever been caught." "
. Louise was nothing if not practical.
' "And yet," stild Marie, "tho woman
?who is happily married is liest off. I
don't quite agree with Lilian Boll in ex?
pecting so inuch of a husband, iiecnuso
In the stress of buslm ss lifo n man forgets
some of the little attentions that marked
bis courtship it docs not signify he is nut
Just us trite n 1..'.er and perhaps a very
much truer ono. Indeed a husband niul
?wife should understand each other so well
end bo so sure of ono another that they
could suy, with Mrs, Browning:
l "The blame of lovo isswi ? tor than ullniul.-*
! Of those who lovo u= not."
"You ought to have been married,
Marie," said Louise bluntly.
"And I should have been, dear, except
for my pride and folly."
"You proud ur foolish I" exclaimed both
her friends.
"Yes," said Marie sadly. "When the
time caino for mo to clmoso between a true
man's lovo and a career for myself, I
proudly chose to attain the oureur. I
kvould be indcpi ndent, und now"?
i "You regret it:-" asked Louise.
V "Yes," taid Mario.?Exchange.
Tlic Watch In the Dark.
Two wom.cn looked from a window In
tbo gathering darkness of a day.
Each was watching for some one.
*'Do you boo a man coining this way?"
asked ona
flYee." . ? ;
"Has he anything in his bauds'"
. "No."
"Then he must be my husband. lie al?
ways comes home, that way "
Which"svay?" '
"Empty1 bunded."
Thau tho other woman kissed her and
.Bald in a sad way. t
"Bow . happy you ehould be. Bettor
?omeempty handed than to como loaded."
And two beads bovre? ta the dorknwa,
<'/ i;??Kw I<B]( World."...
Tboagh It Blinded His Son. It I>ld Not
Swerve the M?y from nis I'urpose. j
" 'Never mind, father, blindness
shall not inteifere with my success in
life,' said the young law student, Hen?
ry Fawcett. when his father reproach?
ed himself for carelessiy destroying
all his son's prospects of advance- ?
"One pleasant day in 1S58 the two 1
had gone bunting together. A Hock of
partridges flew over a fence where the ,
father had no right to shoot; but as ;
he was moving forward they liew back j
toward his son. The father, so eager j
to bring down a bird that he did not ;
think of his son's danger, fired. Sever- j
al shots entered Henry's breast, and j
one went through each glass of a pair j
of spectacles he wore. In an instant j
he was stone blind for life.
"But within ten minutes from the ;
time of the accident which deprived
him of eyesight forever this boy of !
iron nerve had determined that even
blindness should not swerve him from i
his purpose.
" 'Will you read the newspaper to j
me?' were bis first words to Iiis sister
when they carried him home.
"He was obliged to abandon law, but
he began the study of political econo?
my with a zeal rarely equalled, mean?
while having friends read to him in
his moments of leisure the works of
Milton, Burke, Wordsworth, all ol
George Eliot's novels, and a wide
course of general literature, for he was
determined that his blindness should
not limit the breadth of his culture."
Cannibalism in the West Indies.
Lady Edith Blake writes in Apple
ton's Popular Science Monthly: We
can picture the depredations caused
by the incessant marauding bands ol
these ferocious cannibals, and the ter?
ror they must have excited in the
minds of the milder islanders. Petot
Martyr tells us that in his time alone
more than five thousand men had bceD
taken from the Island of Sanctl Johan?
nis to be eaten. Even after the Car
ibs bad abandoned cannibaiism they
continued a fierce and desperate peo?
ple, shunned and dreaded by Arrow
auks and Europeans alike, and when
cannibalism had ceased to be an ev?
eryday matter it would break out ev?
ery no<v and then when occasion
The establishment of Spanish rule
and the disappearance of the Arrow
auks must have been the main factors
in the decline of cannibalism, but be?
fore such was the cane the Caribs seem
to have given up the practice In some
places. Thus Herrera says that
"those of St. Croix and Dominica were
greatly addicted to predatory excur?
sions, hunting men." but not long lie
tore he wrote the. Jarlbs of Dominica
had eaten a poor monk, "and he so dis?
agreed with them that many died, and
that for a time they left off eating hu?
man flesh, making expeditions Instead
to carry off cows and mares."
Gritce imrllnK'n Temb.
Every one has heard of Grace Darl?
ing and her heroic deed during a ter?
rible storm on the northern coasts of
England, when, with the aid of her
aged father, she rescued some ship?
wrecked seamen.
When she died, a monument was
erected over her body in Bambro'
churchyard. The stone, which had
crumbled in many places, was recent?
ly restored.
The figure in the picture is that ol
her brother, the sole surviving member
of the family.
A Willing Senreher,
The colored maid, who is a replica in
ibony of the celebrated Mrs. Malaprop.
had heen told by her mistress to get
the afghan and place it in the baby's
carriage before taking the son and
heir of the family out for his afternoon
In a short time she knocked at th?
door, and, receiving a summons to on
ter, came in with her dark face the
picture of gloom.
"What is It, Annabelle?" asked hei
"Please, ma'am, I done looked ev'
where, but I cain't fin' dat African no?
where," was the distressed maid's re?
"Ha!" cried Uncle Dick, his face as
serious as a study of Thought, "there's
an African in the woodpile here, sur?
Unheeding the smothered laughter
the maid hurried from the room.
"No, sab," she cried, returning a
few moments later; "I done lif mos
ev'y stick, an' de African wasn't in de
woodpile nowhere, sah; but hit may
in de preservatory somewhere. I gc
German Worfeln? Women's Hours
German clothing manufacturers art
not permitted to employ women mort
than eleven hours daily, and on Satur?
day the time is curtailed one hour.
Neither can they be engaged to worli
later than 0:30 p. m. on Saturdays o:
the day immediately preceding a hol?
iday, nor between the hours of 8:3(
p. m. and 5:30 a. m.
"The new missionary*,"'said the King,
as he plucked a bit of wool from be?
neath a splinter on his club, "is a
strange sort of person. I hardly know
what to make of him."
"Soup," suggested a voice, at which
the King brightened visibly.-?Cincin?
nati Enquirer.
No Ctiuiifre For It.
The best description of a counterfeit
dollar we have ever heard was that
given by a saloon-keeper in a trial at
Wichita, Kan., the other day. He
said: "Well, Dawson threw a piece of
money on the counter to pay for the
?rlnks and I could tell by the sound ol
It that..! .did jaoUiayft^fte change,"
Kcsutt of the Seventh Con! Inoislnl CoimreM
ol Viimoc.s AmorlciiM Wotr.cn Kecelitlj
Hohl in Wellington ? How Ilie hocietj
Wns Fouiuleil smil ItKObJcetM.
The election by the Daughters ol
the American Revolution at the sev-.
enth continental congress held in
Washington resulted in tiie selection
of Mrs. Daniel Manning, of Albany, N.
V., as President-General of the society
for the coining year, succeeding Mrs.
Adlai E. Stevenson. Her majority, over
Mrs. Donald McLean, of New York,
was decisive, Mrs. Manning receiving
SS)'i votes, Mis. McLean 110, and Mrs
Brackett 22 When the result was an?
nounced the ciowdctl house burst into
applause. Mrs. Manning made a brie)
speech of thanks.
Other olliccrs were elected as fol?
lows: Chaplain-General, Mrs. C. A
Stakeley, Washington, D. C; Record?
ing Secretary-General, Mrs. Alberi
i Acker, Washington, D. C; Register
j General, Miss Hue Hetzell; Treasurer
I General, Mrs. Mark B. Hatch; Assist
I ant Historian-General, Mrs. Robort S
j Hatcher; Librarian-General, Mrs. Ger
j trude Beacou.
The new president-general is thi
widow of the late Secretary of th?
Treasury. She traces her. lineage back
many generations. She was a Misj
Fryer, her father's family being Hol?
land Dutch. On her mother's side she
Is descended from Robert Livingston
first Lord of the Manor of Livingston,
and among her ancestry are Philip,
the second Lord, and Robert, tho thlrc
Lord of the .Manor, Col. l'eter R. Liv?
ingston; Gov. Rip Van Dam, Abraham
De Peystcr, Olaff Stevenson Van
Courtland ami Col. Peter Schuyler.
The Daughters of the American Rev?
olution is not the- oldest of the patriot?
ic societies of women, but It is th?
largest and most influential. The con?
dition for membership in the organiza?
tion is that an applicant shall be de?
scended from an ancestor who, "with
unfailing loyalty, rendered material
aid to the cause of independence as s
recognized patriot, as soldier or salloi
or as a civil officer in one of the sever
j al colonies or states or of the united
colonies or states." The applicant ol
course must be acceptable personally
to the society.
The only patriotic women's society
which antedates the Daughters is the
Society of the Colonial Dames of Amer?
ica. That was organized In New York
in April, 1890, with the object of secur?
ing relics and preserving the historj
and traditions of the heroes of the war
of the Revolution and the fathers ol
the republic. Tho Daughters of the
American Revolution was organized iD
Washington, Oct. 11, 1890. This was in
the Harrison administration, and many
of the women whose husbands held
prominent positions under the govern?
ment interested themselves in the soci?
ety. Mrs. Harrison was made presi?
dent general, and she lieid the position
until her death. After her Mrs. John
W. Foster was president general for a
short time; then Mrs. Adlai E. Stoveu
BOn, wife of the then vice president ol
the United States, was elected, and she
held the office until the election of Mrs.
The founders of the society were Mrs,
Mary S. Lockwood, Miss Eugenia
Washington, Miss Mary Desha and
Mrs. Ellen H. Walworth of Wash?
ington. Tho first suggestion came in
a published article from the pen ol
Mrs. Lockwood, and the work of form?
ing tho organization was done fay the
four women named. Since the society
was formed several others of a similar
character have sprung into existence,
among the Daughters of tho Revolu?
tion, the National Society Colonial
Dames of America, the Dames of the
Revolution and the General Society oi
the United Daughters of 18.12. Of these
the Daughters of the Revolution is an
offshoot from tho Daughters of the
American Revolution. It ows its exis?
tence to a split in the Daughters of the
American Revolution, growing out oi
a controversy over the qualifications
for membership. At the outset the
Daughters of the American Revolution
adopted a rule that only lineal de?
scendants of men who fought fr?r free?
dom in the Revolution should be ad?
mitted, but when the question of Miss
Eugenia Washington's membership
arose it was agreed to suspend tho rule
and admit this one collateral descend*
ant of tho greatest Revolutionary hero,
Immediately other candidates for sus?
pension of the rule presented them?
selves, and a war of the "collaterals"
and the "lineals" was inaugurated.
Girl or Three In the Choir.
Vera Caldwell, a little girl of three,
sings in the choir of the Presbyterian
church of Maryland, Mo. According co
"The St. Louis Republic," her voice
can lie heard in every part of th?
. rn.?.," said ufT'iLctu'reV at the
close of a discourse on theosophy, to
which his audience had listened with
the deepest attention, "in accordance
with my usual custom I shall extend to
any person present who cares to do so
the opportunity to ask whatever ques?
tion may he in his mind. I wish to
leave no point obscured if it is in my
power to make it clear."
"There's one thing I've always wanted
to know," said an earnest-looking man
in the audience, rising as he spoke.
"I've asked a great many men, and
none of them could ever tell me. Why
in it that yo- always find a picture of
a goat oa a bock beer .sign?"
Rural Leccialator Get- In Remarks,
Even If Uncalled For.
"I can't help saying to you," remark?
ed one of the old members of a more
or less august legislative body to a
Tural recruit, "that some of the re?
marks you made yesterday were un?
called for, entirely uncalled for."
The other looked intently at his col?
league and, removing his hat, mopped
his brow with a red handkerchief.
"Looky here, friend," he proceeded
after thinking for a quarter of a min?
ute, "do you realize that I am on the
minority side of this here house?"
"And that the place is chock full of
people who are full up to the necks
with speeches they want to git de?
"There are many such."
"It's occurred to you, mebbe, that
there is a dimit to the time that a man
has in this life fur doin' things."
"That hasn't anything to do with
your remarks yesterday."
"Yes, it has. You find fault with 'em
because they was uncalled fur. But I
want to tell you somethin,' Ef I had
started out '.n politics as a shrinkin',
modest violet I wouldn't even have got
a nomination. An' with all them peo?
ple, with both hands in the air, try
in' to git a word in edgewise, I can't
afford to take no chances. I know
them remarks was uncalled fur, but I
leave it to you as a fair minded man,
if I held onto remarks till some of
you fellers got up and clamored for
'em, what would my constituents think
had become of mc?"
An Ejo to lSilsliiess.
"Yes, sir. Yer right; there ain't no
money in farmin' now days, en th' only
thing feryou en me to do is to go to New
York and marry one of them there rieb
Decided to Wed Mr. Dnkknt*.
"Why, Ethel, what are you doing
with that big medical work in your
"Well, Arabella, you'd never guess,
I am quite sure."
"You are not going to saake a physi?
cian of yourself, are you?"
"Not at all. I am trying to find out
which of my two suitors I love enough
to marry. What do you think of
"How can a cyclopaedia of medicine
help you?"
"Well, it's this way. Mr. Spondu?
licks is fifty-seven years of age. He is
worth $100,000, and has consumption.
Mr. Dukkats is sixty-five years old. He
is worth $500.000 and has incipient gout
I thought, perhaps, this medical book
would help me to make up my mind
I have about decided that I love Mr.
Dukkats the better. Which would you
A DlKHemlnntnr of I'ulnon.
Henry Hoglot.?So ye think ole Al
vin ought ter be expelled from our so?
ciety? Y/hat's he been doin'?
Samuel Stubble.?Why, he's a infi?
Henry Hoglot.?Infidel! What's
that? What does an infidel do?
Samuel Stubble.?He don't believe in
anything. Now, ole Alvin said las'
Fall that the cornhusk an' hog-melt
theories fer prognosticate' hard Win?
ters was all bosh; then he said that a
man might as well grub up briers in
the light of the moon as in the dark.
But the last time I saw him he fairly
put the cap-sheaf on the shock.
Henry Hoglot.?Do tell! What did
the blamed fool say?
Samuel Stubble.?Why, he said that
a woodchuck would no more think of
wakin' up for groundhog day than he
would fer Sunday school!
Hin Retort.
"Here's a queer case," she said, look?
ing up from the newspaper.
"Is it?" he returned, for he was not
feeling in particularly good humor and
didn't care who knew it.
"Yes, it is," she replied. "It's a case
where a bride was given as a german
"Rather a stretch of the imagination
to call it a favor, I should think," he
Of course she got even with him
later?they always do; but this is not
a continued story.
One Way.
Rev. Longnecker?I wish I could
think of some way to make the congre?
gation keep their eyes on me during
the sermon.
Little Tommy?Pa, you want to put
the clock right behind the pulpit.
I'seleHN Worry.
"I'm afraid Wizey thinks a little hard
of me." j
"You're foolish. There's a man that
can't think hard oa any subject."
A Dream of Home.
Oh, it's nice to write of farming,
Of the hoeing of the corn;
Of the driving cows to pasture.
On an early oummer morn.
Of the cutting down of timber,
When the snow is all about;
Oh, it's nice to dream about it.
But to do it?'eave me out!
A Trnit In 'c'oTuinon.
Mrs. Yeast?Have you ever seen any?
thing in the moon which reminded you
of a man?
Mrs. Crimsonbeak?Oh, yes; when it
was full, I have.
Before and After.
Crimmins?I see the sweetheart of a
St. Louis peroxide blonde has shot her.
Bozer?What did she do?
Crimmons?She tlyed.
IIotv He Oeta It.
Browne?Old De Soaque seams to
have the wisdom of the serpent.
Towne?Yes; the result of constant
He Was the Most Influential Medicine Man
Dmins the Xjut Uprising?How lie Caed
Bis Power?Ills Shack on the Ogallala
Red Cloud is the single survivor of.
that famous coterie of Sioux Indian
leaders of which Old-Man-Afraid-of
His-Horses, Spotted Tail and Sitting
Bull helped to make history on the
western prairies. It cannot be truth?
fully said, however, that "Old Red,"
as he is familiarly known, was as
powerful in war or debate as the three
great chieftains who have been men?
tioned. He possessed all their crafti?
ness, and it cannot be denied that he
enjoyed certain elements of personal
magnetism which marked him as a
leader among his tribesmen. He was
pre-eminent in planning mischief, but
be was, as a rule, mysteriously absent
when his plans were carried out ac?
cording to his mapping.
Perhaps the most atrocious piece of
work in which he took a band was
the Fort McKinney massacre, in
which over a score of United States
soldiers were led into ambush and
slaughtered. That was when he was a
vigorous young buck. Before this la?
mentable tragedy "Old Red" was a
common maurader, full of devilment
and it is probable that he took many a
scalp from the wagon trains then on
their way to Utah and the land of gold
beyond the Rockies.
But for the last thirty years Red
Cloud has led a comparatively peace?
ful life. While his crafty counsel was
often sought by his tribesmen, and his
rank among them was that of a leader,
the government did not clothe him
with the dignity of chieftain, but
reckoned him only as Red Cloud, pow
hkd coco.
erful enough without a title, and yet
too dangerous to be its possessor.
When the Sioux and Cheyenues re?
belled against the invasion of gold
seekers in the Black hills in 1876, Red
Cloud did not go on the war path, al?
though many of his band cast their
fortunes with Sitting Bull, Gall, Grass
and Rain-in-tbe-Face and were final?
ly forced to sue for peace on the Brit?
ish line. But while Red Cloud was to
all appearances a friendly Indian bis
heart was with the hostiles, who were
crimsoning the grass along the Little
Big Horn with the blood of the Sev?
enth's troopers. Red Cloud, however,
was too cunning to leave his agency
for war.
It was in consideration of "Old Red's"
absence from the theater of conflict
that the government built the war?
rior a substantial two-story frame
house at Pine Ridge and painted it
white. It is to-day the most pretentious
dwelling on the great Ogaljala res?
ervation. The building stands near
White Clay creek, rifle shot distance
from the agency buildings, and at the
foot of a long range of b'uttes.
Red Cloud watched the construction
of his house with satisfied curiosity.
He figured that it was a sort of pay?
ment for his ponies which the govern?
ment confiscated during a time when
the soldiers were at war with the Sioux
and for which he had never received
a penny. This bit of robbery, for it
amounted to little else, rankled and
still rankles in the breast of the old
fellow. Always a bitter enemy of the
whites, this wholesale swoop on his
herd forever sealed his hatred. When
the house was finished, the carpenters
erected a pole In front of the bouse
and hoisted the American flag. The
spectacle of the emblem flying above
his own abode so angered Red Cloud
that he cut the halyards and tore the
flag into strips as soon as it fell flut?
tering to the ground. The staff still
stands in front of the bouse, but no
one again tried to float the emblem
from its towering psak.
Red Cloud was a very old man when
the Sioux war of 1890 filled the west
with alarm. Those who were in that
campaign well remember him as bent
and tottering, wrapped in a long, fad?
ed purple overcoat and baggy trousers,
the legs of which fell upon a pair of
poorly decorated moccasins. His face,
deeply creased with the age and woe?
fully shrunken, was made doubly re?
pulsive by a huge pair of blue goggles,
whloh he wore because of his fast fail?
ing sight. Red Cloud wore neither
paint nor feathers. He looked like
the veriest "coffee cooler" of the agen?
cy?a red gnome, a desslcated. Ill
smelling savage, who seemed ready to
be crunched by the hand of death any
time. That was over seven years ago.
There is now little left of the Indian
who for over three generations has
been a bloody, crafty yet interesting
j :haracter of the Sioux nation.
Ironical Ifs.
If a man is down with the smallpox
he is to be pitted.
If a man isn't sober he should nev?
er attempt to walk a tight rope.
If you would successfully argue with
a woman just keep silent.
If fish is good brain food, it seems
a pity in some cases to waste so much
If one half of the world doesn't know
how the other half lives, the other half
Is just as ignorant.
If a man is too proud to beg and too
honest to steal, the only thing left tor
him is to get^r&atejL,, _ .?.,.
... '?' ~ -.'./V-V?'*?!
Why tho Telephone Bad Its Drawbacks for
Sirs. Ooldthorough.
"Oh, yon have a telephone In your
house, haven't you?" exclaimed Mrs.
Gazzaim, who was calling upon Mrs.
Goldsborough, when the bell went
ting-a-ling on the staircase.
"Yes," replied Mrs. Goldsborough,
"we had it put in week before last.
George thought it would be a great
convenience. Will you kindly excuse
me while I answer the ring, for the
maid has not yet learned how it
"How very convenient you must find
it," the caller went on, when her host?
ess returned. "You can talk to your
husband at any time during the day,
for one thing. I think that is so nice.
It really makes him nearer to you.
Sometimes I wish most earnestly that
I could speak to Frank in the middle
of the day. He is gone from home for
nine or ten hours, and I feel when he
leaves in the morning as I felt when
we were engaged and be used to come
to see mo at my home in the country,
perhaps once in six months, for it was
a long way. When he would start for
the train I'd think that I had lost him,
and now it's the same when he leaves
the house in the morning. Then, the
telephone is useful in many other |
ways. You can order groceries and
other supplies and you can talk to
your friends."
"Yes," assented Mrs. Goldsborough,
"tho telephone is very useful, but it
has Its drawbacks. In fact, I'm sorry
that ours was put in."
"You knew Nellie, tho maid I had for
so many years, didn't you?"
"Certainly. Isn't she with you yet?"
"No, she isn't, but she would be if
it were not for the telephone."
"How was that? Did she object to
answering it?"
"That was not the trouble. One day
while I was out Mrs. Kicketts called
her up and offered her ?5 a month
more than I was paying her and Nellie
accepted the offer. Mrs. Ricketts
wouldn't have dared to come to the
house and co&x my maid away, but she
used the telephone. And so I say that
It has its drawbacks."
A Lake, or Wine.
It recently took two powerful steam
pumps a week to fill the largest wine
reservoir in the world. Properly
speaking, it is a lake?a lake of red
wine 104 feet long, 34 feet wide and 24
feet deep.
Of course it is in California, that
State of big tilings, that this wonder
is to bo seen?down at Asti by the
Russian River valley, and the lRke it?
self is the blending of the juices of
grapes from a thousand vines. As a
system of blending wine it is in this
respeot as much a wonder as in point
of quantity and place of keeping.
It is another proof also that neces?
sity is the mother of Invention, for if
it had not been that tha colonists
could find no way to dispose of their
wine in a profitable manner, owing
to its abundance, it is probable the
lake would never have been created
another wonder thus lost to the
The tun of Heidelberg, which the
last generation, and even some of the
present, learned to think of with won?
der, is but a child beside a full grown
man when compared with this Cali?
fornia creation. One could go boating
on this lake very comfortably, al?
though it would be but a short ride
A steam launch would find room
enough to steam back and forth and
possibly turn around.
This is how the tank was really
built. First an excavation was matie
in the rocky hillside. Next a wall of
concrete two feet in thickness was put
'n the floor and sides. Then came
the laying and gtazing of the cement.
This was not all. Had the lake been
left open at the top Impurities must
have found their way into it, not to
mention the deluge that comes in what
California knows as the rainy season.
All around the sides big steel gir?
ders were put in place, and on these
rests the sectional cover of the lake.
This is so constructed that not a ray
of light can penetrate into this vast
quantity of wine, and It mellows and
ripens just as if it were In the most
deep down vault that can be found
rndnntrlnl r.nlde to Japan.
The Department of Commerce and
Industry in Tokio has just issued a
very useful little hand-book or guide
in English, entitled "General View of
Commerce and Industry in the Em?
pire of Japan." This is for the pur?
pose of giving foreign visitors to the
country an outline of its commercial
and industrial condition. It contains
much information of this kind, which
is not given in the usual guide books.
Besides the foreign visitor for whom
it is primarily designed, the little book
should be of use to many, who never
visit Japan, but are interested in Its
trade and industry.
Garlic Is Anclant,
Garlic came from Asia, and has been
used since the earliest times. It form?
ed part of the diet of the Israelites in
Egypt, was used by Greek and Roman
soldiers and African peasants.
rretty For the Hair.
Blue ostrich feathers sprinkled with
silver are a pretty decoration for the
hair with evening dress. Other novel?
ties are the Louis Seize bows of velvet
ribbon combined with aigrettes.
Twists of chiffon and gold gauze rib?
bon are also worn.
To Freshen a Chiffon Waist.
Freshen your half-worn chiffon waist
by adding a black velvet bolero made
with small revers covered with white
silk and network of jet. Colored vel?
vets are also pretty for this purpose
if the bodice is of white or cream.
Colloquially Be Is Knows as tho Wild Hob
?Bis Ferocity to a By Word and Ho WiU
Ficht at the Drop ot tue Hat?The Fat?
of a Mail Carrier.
The wild hog of tho southwest,
writes H. S. Canfleld, is known to na?
turalists as the peccary and to Mexi?
can herders as the "javelina," so call?
ed because the spines upon his back
are like spears or javelins. The ani?
mal kingdom doea not hold a more
cunning, malicious, stealthy and pa?
tiently ferocious brute. He is not
pretty, but his appearance is as good
as his disposition. He has no morals,
no love of home or family, no grati?
tude, no self-respect, no liking even
for his own kind. He will eat any?
thing he can swallow and steal any?
thing he can eat. Next to inflicting
useless and causeless Injury, he would
rather fight, and, strong in numbers,
he will fight anything from a 2-year
old Mexican bay lost In the chaparral
to a puma that has gone a week with?
out food. Like any other corsair,
however, his name is linked with on*
?virtue and a thousand crimes: He
will kill rattlesnakes. He is fond of
their flesh. Certainly no desire lor the
betterment of the world leads him to
slay them. He is not in peril in hla
combats with the deadliest monster
of the west. The poisoned fangs are
sent deep into his body, but he goes
away and eats of an herb that no man
has been wise enough to find and re?
turns to dine upon his late foeman.
If everything has its use in the grand
scheme of creation, tho use of the
javelina is to kill rattlesnakes. Ho
is not good for anything else. His
meat is not edible to anyone save a
starving man. His hide is valueless.
Uke other wild animals, tho jave?
lina has been beaten back by the ad?
vancing waves of civilization. Twen?
ty years ago herds of 150 to" 2*0 wer?
not uncommon in southwestern Texas.
To-day the largest band doea not num?
ber more than fifty. He will not
stand close contact with tho works of
man. He detests the wire fence and
will break it down when he finds it.
He has a peculiar enmity to the do?
mesticated dog. Woe betide tho
ranch hound that meets him and his :
comrades in guilt. The Javelina slays '
him forthwith and then of court* cats
him. He will root up anything whiah
he finds planted. Being an omni?
vorous feeder, he will destroy newly
dropped calves and lambs. He la a
terror to children who live in lonely
localities. Ten of him will not hesi?
tate to attack a man. Providence has)
been unkind to him in that it has not'
gifted him with power to climb a tree.
But for this detect there would be no
escaping him. The javelina is quick"
to anger. Indeed, he ia in a state ot
chronic irritation.
He objects on principle to things
as they are. He is against the
government. He is a four-legged an?
archist, hating water and order and
restraint. Hie home is any cave in a
mountain side or hole in a river hank
that he discovers. If it b? & largo
cave, he is content. If a hole in the
river bank be too small, he win enlarge
I it with a good deal of art. Ho digs
out separate chambers and connects
them with galleries and halls. The
I whole is not unlike the underground
dwellings of the termites, but much
Manuel Bermaia, who "rode the
mail" from old Port Ewell to Twohig,
I was armed, as were all mail carriers
i in that day, with Winchester under
knee and revolver buckled to his
waist He saw a javelina standing in
the road, shot it, incautiously dis?
mounted to examine it, ar-d was sur?
rounded In an instant by fifty of tkem
that smelled the blood and poured out.
of the chaparral. His frightened horse .
plunged away. He managed to gain a
a huisache tree and climbed it. He *
used up all of the cartridges in his
revolver and in his belt and slow ton
of the besieging animals. How long
he remained perched in the tree no
one knows. He must have moved
about in the branches, for -a rotten
limb broke with him and be toll. When
he was found only some scattered
bones and fragments of clothing re?
mained of him. The mail ibags had
fallen from tho horse, and they, too,
were ripped to pieces. Tho incident
attracted no particular attention. It
was oae of the many unimportant
tragedies of the southwest. A new
mail carrier was hired, who let the
javellnas alone.
Chasing the javelina is a favorlts
diversion of the southwestern ranch?
man. He has little to do save watch
the increase of his flocks and rolS
shuck cigarettes, and welcomes any?
thing that promises to break the mon?
otony. The wild hog is swift and un?
tiring and frequents only the roughest
and most inaccesible country. Ho
I emits a strong scent, which even a
coarsely bred dog follows easily, and
la expert at all devices for throwing
his pursuers of the track, doubling
frequently, making his way through
underground passages known only to
himself, and even taking to the water
when forced to it. When brought to
bay he is certain to afford the liveliest
kind of fight to anything less than a
dozen dogs. His curved tusks are as
sharp as daggers, and he uses them
with wonderful rapidity and force.
The dogs never escape without serious
wounds, and froquethly they are dis
embowlsd. There Is no reason why
the Anglo-Indian snort of pig-stick?
ing should not be popular is the south?
west, but it is not.
V?Tllont Animal in the World.
The ugliest animal in tho whole,
world is at present sojourning in the
London Zoo. He is a mandril.
The mandril is a West African bab?
oon. He has only a stump where the
rest of his monkey relatives have long,
flowing tails. On each side of the
muzzle he has long swellings, which
add to the hldeousness of his appear?
The mandril's looks are not more
iigly than hla temper. He is a formid?
able antagonist Among his peculiar
tastes is a marked liking for. all sorts
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