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NEWPORT DAILY INDEPENDENT
PERCY H. VAN DYKE, Publlthar «nd Editor. NEWPORT, - - ARKANSAS. COZY CORNER ON THE LAWN. The Latent !■ a Gra»* Shack Shelter One, an Well an tnulfchtly and FatlKulnic. A cozy corner on the lawn is a ne cessity now. In these days of scien tific hygiene and health hunting it is not enough to sit on your wide veranda and breathe pure oxygen; you must get out on the grass and down upon the very bosom of Mother Earth nnd strive to secure some of her precious electric and magnetic forces. This hunt for earth magnetism has brought about the invention of the portable bamboo and rattan summer house, the striped cotton waterproof tent nnd cart loads of furniture, especially adapted to use on a lawn. Some fam ilies have set their faces countrywards with the avowed intention of all but sleeping on the gras*, and they have carried with them what they call a grass shack, but what is really one of the green rattan lawn shelters. These, says the Washington Star, are light weight and beautifully made; so light, indeed, that a couple of strong ten-year old boys can put it in place and carry it about. The shelter, what ever it is made of, is built with three walls and a slanting roof, and on fair days of moderate temperature it is delightful to sit under its fretted shade and take in the air from all points of the compass. If the sun is too hot or if there comes up a shower, curtains of green waterproof awning can be drawn, to shut out the heat and moisture, leaving the front of the shack still wide open. The floor of the shelter must he the fresh green grass, n -n si oitovtr rl n tr o vollatl cTinlllll ItP CP t tip in a new place in order to preserve the. lawn from injury and also in order to gain the benefits accruing from sit ting and lying on fresh, vital springy, gr^ss-tufted earth. Along with the shelter must be pur chased a complete set of lawn furni ture. It consists of tables and benches and chairs made of light green wood, and for people who draw or write out of doors, and also prefer to eat under bamboo shelter, a green monk’s bench is the greatest boon. This is not so heavily built that it can not be pulled about easily, and its broad back swings at need into an am ple steady table top. Beside this there is a folding green reading and sewing table that can be stretched to do duty as a ping pong board, and, by the heart shaped openings cut in two of its uprights it can be lifted and car ried by two delicate women. To use these they make, of canvas and of close-woven Japanese matting, folding chairs with broad seats, high backs, stendy legs and easy arms; or, in wood that is stained green and pol ished. a triangular or square set of benches lines the walls of the shelter, and a testable to match occupies the center of this outdoor apartment. If a bamboo or rattan shelter is not purchased a strong wooden skeleton frame can be had far more reasonably, and a smart green and white striped awning roof, with cunning little dor mer windows mounted on it. Three awning curtains, that button on and roll up like those on the sides of a top buggy, are hung at the sides and rolled down and buttoned as the sun grows too warm for its direct rays to be endured. None but sleeping rugs are used with a lawn cozy corner, because the idea is that the efficacy of the habit of living outdoors lies in Keeping your feet on the earth. If it is too damp to do this, then it is best to set up the cozy corner on the veranda, but when the weattier is fine not only should one sit on the lawn, but when the napping hour comes around, on a fine Mexican or Indian blanket one should couch tint upon the earth.a jute pillow stuffed with sweet hay under one’s head, and sleep of the most beneficial sort will result. Ofj course a blanket on the grass is a hard bed at first, but one grows accustomed to it. and one is sup posed to fairly soak in the purest earth energy by following this device. Mothers with nervous children, over worked men and neurasthemic women are advised to try the “next to the . ground” cure this summer, with a view to counteracting the debilitating and exciting influences of our artificial modern city life. lied room l’unlahment. Bedroom punishments for children are extremely bad, and the shutting up of little ones in darkened rooms and cupboards absolutely wicked. This has been known to be the cause of much unhappiness in after life. The telling of alarming stories by ig norant nurse maids, too, cannot be too sternly and promptly cheeked. If we wish our young children to go to bed happy when night comes, we should carefully , guard against any bad impressions being connected with that time. There is no doubt that the child who sings herself to sleep at night is the one whose night’s rest will be most beneficial, and whose mental powers will in crease properly with the rest of her body.—Washington Star. Not ElltcIMe. "So you are just married,” said the chief of the railroad Information bu reau, who wanted a clerk. “Does yo«r bride make pie?” "She does,” replied the applicant for the place; “but what has that to do with my securing employment in your office?” “Oh, some,” said the chief. "We are supposed to answer inquiries polite ly, and I’m not taking chances on the temper of a man with indigestion.”— Baltimore News. A Conditional Diagnosis. “What is the matter with me, doc tor?” “I fear you have a severe case of cephalalgy,” was the reply. “Great guns, doctor!” I can’t afford it!” “Oh, that’s different. It’s headache —same thing. You’ll be all right soon.” —Baltimore News. Always Liked Company. Mr. Wifins (who detests society)— You didn’t care anything for com pany when I was courting you. Mrs. Wifins (who likes society) — You were company then.—N. Y. Weekly. Readily Defined. “Cyrus,” said Mrs. Berkenhead, “while you are on your way down town this morning I wish you would stop at the green grocer’s and—” “Can’t you forget your London bringing up for once and talk the United States language?” interrupted Mr. Berkenhead. “What is a green grocer?” “A green grocer is one that would trust you, Cyrus Berkenhead!” re torted liis spouse.—Chicago Tribune. Their Q,nest. Now forth Into the country The Summer maidens go; They seek a quiet hamlet. Also a Romeo. —New York Times. SUBURBAN AMENITIES. y . w. Knew HIn Man. Green—Why are you always trying to avoid Brown? You certainly don’t owe him money? White—No; but I’m afraid he wants to owe me some.—Chicago Daily News. Not So Plain. Mrs. Hunter—Well, Norah, are you a good plain cook? Applicant—Oi’m as good as anny wan, mum; but Oi’ll hov yez know there are some as don’t considheir me so turrible plain, mum.—Judge. He Had a Preference. Yeast—And don’t you object to your wife blackening her eyebrows? Crimsonbeak—Not on your life! I’d rather have her blacken her eyebrows than blacken my eyes. — Yonkers Statesman. A Bonanza. He saved and pinched and scraped and skimped To lay up hoards of gold; But now that miser sleeps unmourned; His grasping years are told, For all the gold he left behind, Each heir has filed a claim; And as for him who left the gold. The lawyers bless his name. —Ohio State Journal. IDLE CURIOSITY. First Neighbor—Hallo! You look busy. What are you doing? Second Neighbor—Planting some of my seeds, that’s all. First Neighbor (suspiciously)— H’m! Thought it looked as if you were planting one of my hens. Second Neighbor—Well, that’s all right. The seeds are inside.—Moon shine. His Explanation. Nurse was reading nature-stories of the chickens, ducks, and geese, "Johnny, tell me, what’s a gander?" asked she with a smile of peace. Little Johnny looked up quickly, all his fancy turning loose, As he answered, smiling proudly, “It’s the rooster of the goose.” —Judge. _ Another Theory Exploded. “If time is money,” remarked the Observer of Events and Things, “the common belief that a woman doesn’t spend anything when she goes shop ping is fallacious.”—Yonkers States man. Love's Way. “Do you believe in the saying ‘Love will find a way?’ ” “Oh, yes. Love will find a way, all right, but it isn’t always the best way. Sometimes it’s the way to the poor house.”—Chicago Post. A Wise Man, Hewitt—Which do you prefer, blondes or brunettes? Jewett—I have to prefer brunettes; my wife is a brunette, and it doesn’t do for her to find a blonde hair on my coat.—Judge. On the Contrary. Specialist—The trouble with you is that your joints don’t articulate well. Victim of Rheumatism—Don’t they? If I move this c*Pbow joint you can hear it a block away!—Chicago Trib une. - Bio Pleasure. “Why did you leave your last place?” “It was so dull,” replied the maid. “The master and mistress agreed per fectly, and never a thing came up for the servants to g^c?ip about.”—Chi cago Post. ™ Willing to Accommodate, “Is this, then, to be the end?” he sadly said. “Oh, I hope not,” she replied. “I shall still reserve three nights u week for the theater, if you say so.” •—Chicago Record-Herald. Sncceisful, Indeed. “They have become quite fashion able, haven’t they?” “Oh, yes. Why, they’ve even suc ceeded in impressing their own cook.” —Philadelphia Bulletin. He—What do you want to know why I was late last night for? She—I don’t want to know that—I just want to hear your excuse!—Ally Sloper. The Common Trait. Some men are born to win renown. And some to plod in lonely ways; Some come to sweep the tunelul strings, And some to lead In bloody frays. Some yearn for honor, some for wealth, And some the love for women wish. But no boy ever saw a pole Without the old desire to fish. —Chicago Record-Herald. The Youthful Feminine Idea. “What kind of a society is yours?” asked her father. “A secret society,” she replied. “But what is its object?” “Oh, just to have secrets from the other girls.”—Chicago Post. No Truth iu It. Ted—Faint heart ne’er won faiislady. IS’ed—It does in these days. I know half a dozen girls who just threw themselves at an old millionaire who was said to have heart disease.—N. Y. Sun. Henry ©wen PHYSICIAN, SURGEON ANft OCULIST. «,vm BAILEY BROS'. DRY GOODS STORE R. P. MORRISON, Architect and^-a^ Building Superintendent Parties desiring Plans or Spec ifications. write or call on me at 316 Second Street, NEWPORT, - ARKANSAS. WHEN GOING EAST - WEST - NORTH - SOUTH TAKE THE OLD RELIABLE ‘ Only line with double daily THROUGH SERVICE TO HOT SPRINGS NO CHANGE. CONNECTION MADE AT BALD KNOB for Memphis. 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