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Walker, Minn., Aug. 27. Informa
tion comes from Onigum, the head
quarters of the Leech Lake Indian
agency and of the Chippewa recurva
tion of Northern Minnesota, tha an
Indian outbreak is feared. Tue trouble
nearly came to a head Saturday, when
a half-dozen white families at the
agency packed their belongings and
got ready to escape to a place of safe
ty if necessary. The Indians have
quieted down somewhat since then,
but the trouble is not yet over.
The Indians gathered about, the
agency Saturday in numbers, and
there was much demonstration. While
no overt acts were committed the out
look was serious enough to prompt
Chief Clerk Morgar of the agency,
who was In charge in the absence of
Maj. Scott, the agpnt, to v..irn tne em
ployes to be ready to flee for their
lives. The employes lost no time In
packing all their possessions, and Sat
urday night was
Spent in Wakefulness.
A launch was kept ready and the
whites were prepared to 'oad it, and
by hugging the opposite snore of the
lake, to escape to Walker.
It was at this place that the Indian
outbreak occurred five years ago,
when the United States troops were
sent to Walker and had their Ight at
Sugar Point with the Indians in which
several of the regulars were killed.
Timber matters and whisky are
what have mainly irritated the In
dians. They have been disgruntled
over several minor grievances recent
ly wanted a leadei .to rise in open
warfare. The leader has been sup
plied in the person of a former chief
of the Indian police on the reserva
tion, but more recently a prisoner at
Duluth on a charge of selling liquor
to the Indians. He is an influential
man among the Indians and his fore
fathers were kings of the Chipoewas.
Gathered about him are a number of
the young bloods, who are
Desirous of Trouble,
and several of the^ leaders of the form
er outbreak.
Flatmouth. chief of the Chippewa
Indians, is strongly in favor of peace
and is doing his utmost to prevent
trouble. He is not in great favor
with the Indians, however, and little
heed is paid to him by the other party.
Flatmouth'has sent to Bear island,
the home of the blanket Indians, for
several of his friends, among whom
is "Old Bug," the leader of the former
outbreak, and has induced them to
work for peace.
Chief Clerk Morgan says that the
Indians resent the attitude the agent,
Maj. Scott, has taken against the
Walker saloonmen, several of whom
he has brought to trial in the United
States courts. Maj. Scott, and the
agency officials have done their ut
most to exterminate the selling of
liquor to the^red men and have thus
made enemies of many of the Indians.
K-_ Trying to Play "Green
Goods" Game.
Long Prairie, Minn., Aug. 27.Geo.
H. Drake and Howard C. Fry, postof
fice inspectors, arrived Monday and
drove out to Drywood postofnee, six
teen miles west of here. They came
back yesterday forenoon with Zelmer
Hoosline, a twenty-year-old son of
Postmaster Hoosline. The boy has
been trying to play the "green goods'"
scheme and has been operating under
the name of Cook He confessed
Little Girl of Butte Was Burned to
Butte, Mont., Aug. 27.While her
parents were attending church three
year-old Margaret Grady, daughter of
Michael Grady, played with matches
and burned to death. No one was
aware that anything was wrong until
neighbors heard the child's agonizing
shrieks and saw her run and fall from
the porch, her clothing a mass of
flames. When the parents returned
the baby was dead, its body literally
Teachers Want More Money.
Wessington Springs, S. D., Aug. 27.
All the public school teachers of
this (Jerauld) county have signed an
agreement binding themselves not to
teach for less than $40 per month.
The wages have hitherto been $30 and
$35. Seventy-five teachers have signed
the agreement.
Burglars Get Cash.
Marshall, Minn., Aug. 27.The res
idence of August Durrenberger was
entered and $50 in cash taken. No
?race of the burglars has been found,
Really Good Writere Need Not Fear
The rush of the crowd to read a
book which may have no literary merit
or vitality, either of material or of
presentation, simply because It Is
talked about, is never wholesome, and
if the crowd has grown more critical
and clear-minded in its judgments,
and has ceased to move upon sudden
impulses and learned to decide for
itself, the loss will fall, not on writers
of real merit, but on a few whose re
wards were generally beyond their
deserts. The average of literary work
in this country in many departments
is high. If great books are not pro
duced in large numbers, good books
are produced in very considerable
numbers, and in soundness of knowl
edge, in good taste and literary work
manship, & great advance is evident
over the work of an earlier generation.
It is a period of quiet progress, a time
of preparation rather than a time of
And the Colored Porter, He Thorough
ly Enjoyed It
The other day a colored porter from
one of the hotels was sent to buy some
tin cups. After making the purchase
he started back to the hotel and met
one of the hostlery's best patronsa
commercial travelerand the latter
asked the negro to carry his sample
case to a Washington street store.
A few minutes later the negro, sam
ple case, and tin cups, were in front
of the store. The traveling man was
in the store. While waiting for him,
the negro sat down on the sample
case, and in less than a jiffy fell asleep.
One of the tin cups was in his hand,
and it fell forward, as does the cup
held by a blind man.
Perhaps you won't believe it. but
that negro collected 43 cents while he
slumbered. Passersby thought him a
blind mendicant. And maybe that por
ter didn't enjoy the joke! He did
'deed he did.Indianapolis News.
What One Man Said.
At the City Federation meeting In
the Waldorf there were many amusing
Incidents. Husbands of the broad
minded women tarried in the ante
room waiting for their spouses to go
home. One of these patient escorts
was Leroy Sunderland Smith. He
gazed through the glass doors once,
sighed and returned to his chair. Men
would come, inquire for their wives,
and then retreat to the cafe below. One
man heard a few minutes of a certain
paper. He said: "If these women's"
clubs did not struggle with the prob
lem of how to raise other women's
children they would have no excuse
for being." He flung out the last
words savagely and then disappeared
to the place where highballs are con
cocted.New York Press.
An Enterprising Woman.
Miss Jessie McCubben of Alamo,
Oregon, is the owner of a valuable
mining claim in the Granite district,
which she "jumped" precisely as the
year 1903 came in. Learning that the
claim would be vacant the 1st day of
January, she drove through a blind
ing snowstorm on the night of Dec. 31,
the mercury 14 degrees below zero,
and, waiting the advent of the new
year, staked her claim. Another pros
pector had done likewise earlier in
the evening, but Miss McCubben was
legally in the right, and the court sus
tained her. She is a Portland girl,
19 years old.
Reminder of Old Times.
A rich man who has joined the mul
titude in New York since his quick
fortune came to him was entertaining
friends at dinner the other night. The
service was magnificent and so was
the dinner. The wife, gorgeously clad,
reigned over the table. During a lull
in conversation the rich man watched
a servant who was dexterously remov
ing crumbs from the table. Then he
looKed down the glittering table at
his jeweled wife and remarked:
"Sadie, remember when you used to
shake the tablecloth out of the back
door to the hens?"
A Paper May Criticise.
A trial jury in England gave the
manager of a fifth-rate show a ver
dict of $3,750 against a newspaper
which published an adverse criticism.
The Appeal Court reversed this, and
held that the jury had no right to sub
stitute its own opinion of the merits
of the play for the critic's opinion.
The court said it was of the highest
importance to the public that the crit
ic should not be exposed to the risk
of having a jury pass upon his taste,
and held that the trial judge misdi
rected the jury.
The Artist's Revenge.
A Chinese story tells how a very
stingy man took a paltry sum of
money to an artist, who always ex
acted payment in advance, and asked
him to paint his portrait. The artist
I at once complied with the request, but
when the portrait was finished noth
ing was visible save the back of the
I sitter's head. "What does this mean?"
cried the aitter indignantly. "Well,"
replied the artist, "I thought a man
who paid so little as you did wouldn't
i care to show his face."
He Was Kept Busy.
That was a curious little confession
made to an interviewer the other day
by Color-Sergeant Barry, for twenty
seven years keeper of the stage door
at the Lyceum. In reply to a remark
about his knowledge of plays and play
ers, Sergeant Barry remarked: "I
have never seen a play in all my life.
My place is at the stage door. I have
never any time to see what is going
on on tie ataga."London, Tit-Bits,
Figures Show Immense Amount of Sol
diers Under Arms.
The land forces alone of Europe
number "on the war Sooting" 25,000-
000 men. Even Spain has an army
larger than our own.
Standing side by side 25,000,000 men
would make a continuous line from
Calais across Europe and Asia to Ber
ing strait.
i Parading up Broadway at the usual
i pace, infantry in files of twenty, cav
airy ten abreast and field guns two
I abreast, this force would pass the city
hall in about seven and a half months,
I parading eight hours a day, Sundays
I excepted.
On the continent soldiers are carried
standing in fourth-class cars contain
I ing forty men each. Very small freight
I cars we should call them. To mobil
I ize these men at once would take 625,-
000 such cars in about 50,000 trains.
At a mile headway the trains would
reach twice around the world.New
York World.
Their Love of Liberty Being Evinced
in Many Ways.
The Slavic women of Europe are
just now occupying much attention by
the part they are taking in national
affairs. The University of St. Peters
I burg was closed because of the trou
bles of women medical students who
I objected to the severity of the exami
nations. Now comes the report that!
I the Prussian government has arrested
I a large number of Polish women in
Gnesen, charging them with conspir
acy. In that city was a large women's
club, formed for the purpose of study
ing Polish literature and history. The
police have discovered, or think they
have discovered, that the club is real
ly but a cloak for political intrigue
which threatened much harm to Prus
sian intjrests.
Enthralled the Congregation.
It is related that a stranger once en
tered a cathedral in Sicily and begged
to be allowed to try the organ, which
was new and a very fine instrument
that even the organist did not under
stand. With some reluctance the or
ganist allowed the stranger to play,
and soon the cathedral was filled with
sounds that "its walls had never heard
before. As the stranger played, pull
ing out stops never before combined,
and working slowly up to the full
organ, the cathedral filled, and it was
not until a large congregation had
wondered at his gift that the stranger
told his name. He was Dom Lorenzo
Perosi, the young priest composer,
whose latest oratorio, "Leo," was re
i cently performed at the Vatican dur
ing the celebration of the Pope's jubi
A Question of Identity.
Thompson and Rogers, two married
men, wandering home late one night,
stopped at what Thompson supposed
to be his residence, but which Rogers
insisted was his own house. Thompson
rang the bell lustily soon a window
was opened and a lady inquired what
was wanted. "Madam," inquired Mr.
Thompson, "isn't this Mr. T-Thdmp
son's house?" "No," replied the lady,
"this is the residence of Mr. Rogers."
"Well," exclaimed Thompson, "Mrs.
T-Thompsonbeg your pardonMrs.
Rogers, won't you just step down to
the door and pick out Rogers, for
Thompson wants to go home."
Weather Signs.
The color of the sky at particular
times affords a wonderfully good guide
to the weather to be expected within
the coming twenty-four hours. Not
only does a rosy sunset presage good
weather and a ruddy sunset bad
weather, but a bright yellow sky in
the evening indicates wind a pale
yellow, rain. If in the morning the
sky is of a neutral gray color, the
indications for a good day may be
considered favorable. Generally
speaking, it may be said that any
deep or unusual hue in summer be
tokens either wind or rain.
Descendant of Robert Burns.
The only direct descendant of Rob
ern Burns is a clerk in a Chicago
shipping office. He is Robert Burns
Hutchinson, and his descent from the
poet is unquestioned. His mother,
Sarah Burns, was a daughter of Lieu
tenant Colonel James Glencairn Burns,
the third son of Robert Burns and
Jean Armour. Mr. Hutchinson will be
48 this year. He was born at Chelten
ham, but crossed the water in 1891,
when he married Miss Mabel Burnand.
Their little daughter, Dorothea Burns
Hutchinson, is the next in the straight
line from the poet.
A Recipe for Jokes.
Mother is a writer of jokes, being
very successful in disposing of those
in which her own children pose as the
heroes. One day a literary friend,
who is a wife but not a mother, said
to her: "I wish I could write jokes
that would find a market as readily as
do yours!" Up spoke the hero of
most of mother's witticisms. "I'll tell
i you how, Mrs. Sims: You get some
children, paper, envelopes, stamps,
I and ask your husband to buy a type
i writer! That's all that mamma did!"
Poplar a Lightning-Conductor.
A careful examination of the trees
that are struck by lightning shows
that over half of them are poplar.
From this fact scientists conclude that
the poplar has some value as a com
ductor of lightning.
Lives Saved by Science.
The number of deaths each year in
I London was, 150 years ago, fifty-one a
thousand. In 1820 it was twenty-nine
a thousand, and it now is about eight
een a thousand.
Responsible for the Death of Many
American Soldiers.
Capt. Charles Kieeffer, a United
States army surgeon, says the Phil
ippines are infested with mosquitoes
more troublesome and dangerous from
a medical point of view than those
that swarm in the Jersey swamps. A
strange malady known as filaria is
traced directly to them, and is com
mon among the American soldiers
quartered on the islands. Soldiers
contract the disease by drinking
water from stagnant pools in which
the mosquitoes have laid their eggs.
The first indication of filaria ap
pears in the form of a worm in the
victim's thorax. This develops into
elephantiasis, which causes the pa
tient terrible pains, accompanied by
a constant cough. The sufferer is
worst at night, and the patient be
comes- a prey to insomnia.
The only remedy lies in an opera
tion, which in itself is dangerous and
rarely successful. If the worm, which
is a female, is injured and dies
through the operation, its poison gets
into the blood, the disease is increased
a thousandfold and the chances of re
covery are small.
How Wilkinson Was Outwitted by a
Brainy Tramp.
When Wilkinson went to his office
one day last week he felt calm and
contented. He hadn't any need to
worry about his wife's loneliness any
more, for he had bought a capital
watchdog for her.
But, alas! when he arrived home
his wife met him with the deplorable
news that the dog had gone.
"Eh!" said Wilkinson, "did he break
the chain, then?"
"No," she replied "but a great,
ugly-looking tramp came here and
acted so impudently that I let the dog
loose. But instead of tearing the tramp
to pieces the nasty dog went off with
"Great Scott!" said Wilkinson, "that
must have been the tramp I bought
him from!"
Danger in Big Guns.
Recent accidents disabling some of
our best battleships offer rather start
ling evidence of the weaknesses that
are inherent In vessels of this type.
For years inventive genius has been
applied to contriving guns of bigger
size and longer range than those used
before, and each increase has added to
the demands laid upon the strength
of guns and turrets and their mobility
in action. Inevitably the line of safe
ty has been passed and the result is
shown in accidents which have caused
loss of life, besides exposing the para
doxical delicacy of massive machin
ery.Philadelphia Norm American.
The Modern Race After Wealth.
The mania for money-making has
developed into downright madness.
And the explanation is easy. People
see that it is fast becoming the chief,
if not the only, standard of respecta
bility. When Talleyrand was asked if
he was not ashamed to sell his influ
ence in making treaties under the
first empire he replied: "My friend,
do you not see that.there are but two
things left in Francemoney and the
guillotine?" We are rapidly ap
proaching the period in our own his
tory when there will be but two tilings
left in Americamoney and contume
ly.Louisville Courier-Journal.
Enjoyaole Denunciations.
Society to-day in search of fresh sen
sation nocks to hear its manifold follies
denounced from the pulpit, and the
more outspoken the preacher the more
it enjoys his discourse. Times have'
changed since the day when Lord
Melbourne walked out of church in
disgust after a rousing sermon on the
consequences of sin, exclaiming:
Things have come to a pretty pass
when religion is allowed to invade the
sphere of private life!" To-day society
revels in hearing itself denounced and
plumes itself with joy when a fashion
able preacher discourses on bridge
scandals and divorce cases.
Cecil Rhodes' Dream Realized.
The dream of Cecil Rhodes is real
ized in America before the funds left
by him have made it possible in Ox
ford. The workshop university in the
great electric manufacturing works at
Schenectady. N. Y., has among its
studentsall college graduate s
young men from England, Scotland,
France, Germany, Switzerland, Nor
way, Sweden, Denmark, Holland,
Spain, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Mexico,
Canada, Siam and Japan. Nearly all
the leading engineering schools of the
world are represented there.
His Strong Recommendation.
The old gentleman showed his dis
pleasure plainly. "It seems to me
rather presumptuous for a youth in
your position to ask for my daughter'3
hand," he said. "Can you advance
any good reason why I should give my
consent?" "Yes, sir," replied the
young man promptly. "What?" "I
am comparatively modest and eco
nomical in the matter of my personal
expenditures, and I think you win find
me less costly to maintain than any
other son-in-law you could pick out!"
The Spare Room.
The guest from the city sat in the
bedroom that had been alloted to him
In his brother's house in the little
country town. He watched his breath
turning to icy clouds as it left his
lungs and wondered how long it took a
man to freeze to death, "They call
this the 'spare room,' he said, shiver
ingly, to himself. "And it is well
named. I don't wonder they can spare
it I think that I could get along with
out it myself."- -Magazine of Humor.
Wearisome Duties Imposed on Those
in High Position.
How royalty and their suites ever
I manage to survive those weary hours
of standing is always a mystery to me,
says "The* Countess," in the London
Outlook. "You get used to it in
time," say the maids of honor, but ap
parently not till they have been car
ried out two or three times in a faint
I do the gentlemen-at-arms tightly but
I toned up in uniforms and smothered in
I helmets get used to the ordeal.
It is within the memory of many
how in Dublin a certain distinguished
viceroy in the middle of a drawing
room gave the order to close the
doors, and having cleared the room the
entire viceregal party sat down on
the floor in various stages of collapse,
I and I often wonder how it is that our
i own king and queen are not similarly
I overcome on these occasions. Royal
ty is the best paid profession, but as
suredly, it must be also the most
Historic Hoax Perpetrated by Gusta
vus III. of Sweden.
King Gustavus III. of Sweden had
been frequently invited to the little
court of Schwerin. In 1783 he paid a
visit to Germany and as soon as the
Duchess of Mecklenburg heard of his
approach she prepared fetes in his
honor. But Gustavus, who disdained
the petty courts of the small rulers,
.sent two of his attendantsa page
I named Peyron, and Desvouges, a valet
who had formerly been an actorto be
entertained by the duchess. The two
I personated the king and his minister,
Baron Sparre, and sustained the char
acters throughout. They accepted as
their due all the homage meant for
I their master, danced with the Mecklen
burg ladiec who were
presented to
them, and Peyron went so far as to
ask one of the ladies for her portrait.
Meantime Gustavus was enjoying him
self elsewhere in secret.
Overlooked a Detail.
A Long Island farmer came to
Brooklyn with his wife to do some
shopping the other day. On his way
back the thought came to him that he
had forgotten something. He took
out his notebook and went over each
item, checking it off, and saw that he
had made all the purchases he intend
ed. As he drove on he could not put
aside the feeling that there was some
thing missing. He again took out his
notebook and rechecked every item,
but still found no mistake. He did
this several times, but could not rid
himself of the idea that he must have
forgotten something. When he
reached home and drove up to the
house his daughter came out to meet
him, and, with a look of surprise,
asked: "Why, papa, where is moth
er?"Mail and Express.
The Long-Suffering Editor.
A Queensland contemporary re?
cently published the following: "Our
foreman printer recently measured
up the space occupied by obituary
notices in the Herald during the last
couple of months or so, and found it
made three and three-quarters yards.
This is so much dead loss to the pa
per, and fF a fatal epidemic struck
the town ruin would stare us in the
face. We have, therefore, decided to
future to charge for such notices. So,
when people feel like dying, we hope
they will give directions to their next
of kin in respect of paying for the
Painting the Dome of the Capitol.
The dome of the capitol at Wash
ington is being painted. Every five
years its coat is renewed and 15,000
gallons of white lead are used in the
process. The work is being done by
eighteen men, under the direction of
"Billy" Lewis and "Al" Ports. The
latter has been employed for such
work about the capitol for thirty-nine
years. Ports is the only man who
ever climbed to the top of the Statue
of Liberty surmounting the dome. He
did this on Labor day. 1894, and fas
tened a garland of electric light bulbs
around the neck of her majesty.
Congo Road for Motor Cars.
The Congo Free State government
is enstructing a road in the northern
part of the state for the transport of
passengers and goods by means of
motor cars. The new route, of which
nearly 450 miles have been completed,
will join the important trading centers
of Dongu' and Lado. While making
the road a local engineer hit upon the
happy idea of driving forty elephants
up and down the projected highway
until the thick undergrowth was
trampled down, allowing the natives to
complete the task.
No Royal Road.
St. Clair McKelway believes that
the journalism of the future will be a
profession and that men will be espe
cially educated for it. They are and
always have been. Did that important
and valuable member of the profes
sion never hear of "the hard school of
journalism?" There is no other, and
never will be, worth a pinch of snuff,
in our humble estimation. The uni
versity of experience is the one which
gives the real degrees in journalism.
Was Always Running,
i The Duke of Argyll tells this story
I of Winston Churchill, which shows
that the talent for talk developed
I young in the author and member of
I pn.rlip.ment. Some years ago he visit
i eu Harrow, and noticing a boy run
i ning around the cricket field all by
Lin^elf asked what he was doing it
for. "That's Lord Randolph Church
ill's son. and whenever he talks too
much we make him run three times
round the cricket field,*
Soldiers Accord Popular Author a
Magnificent Demonstration.
One day while in Norway an oppor
tunity was given to an American trav
eler to see that the name of Bjorn
stjerne Bjornson moans much to all
Norwegians. "A battalion of Nor
wegian and Swedish cavalry, infantry
and artillery, between 3,000 and 4,0u0
strong, was returning from its maneu
vers to the post in Christiania," he
6ays. "In passing Aulestad the gen
eral in command sent his adjutant In
advance to get Bjornson's permission
to give him an ovation. With his fam
ily and guests assembled about him
on the veranda the monumental figure
stood with bared head to receive the
military greeting. As each regiment
passed in review below, presenting
arms as to their chieftain, there went
up a deafening shout of personal
salutation from each of the soldiers,
who tnen joined in singing the nation
al hymn, to whose author they were
offering this spontaneous salute.
There was the unique spectacle of a
man in private life, being accorded a
military demonstration by the nation's
army which a king might envy."
Newly Enacted Law a Blessing to
Abused Peasants' Wives,
By a newly enacted Russian law a'
peasant's wife, on showing to the dis
trict judge d'instruction that she is
habitually ill treated by her husband,
or that he will not support her, and
makes her the drudge for his own sup
port, can demand a separate passport,
with which she is at liberty to leave
her oppressor and earn a living else
where. Hitherto there was no possible
redress or release for the long-suffer
ing victim so long as it was obligatory
that the wife's name was entered fn
the husband's passport and papers of
legitimate. Anyone at all Intimately
acquainted with village life in Russia
will readily appreciate the relief this
brings to tens of thousands of peasant
women who are the grievously abused
domestic slaves and beasts of burden
to their drunken and brutal conjugal
Bird Vengeance.
A naturalist recently witnessed an
encounter between a large swan and
a little brown duck. The duck had
apparently insulted the swan by trying
to cross its path, for it was suddenly
seized by the swan and held under the
water until he was sure it would be
drowned. But at last the swan let it
go and sailed majestically away. The
duck, after taking breath, looked
around to see where its enemy was,
and seeing it rose into the air and
deliberately came down, flapping its
wings, on the astonished swan's back.
The swan fled in terror, and the ducl
apparently satisfied, quietly swain
away.Pearson's Weekly.
To Clean a Sewing Machine.
Place it near the fire to get warm,
that the congealed oil about it may
melt, and then oil it thoroughly with
paraffin. Work it quickly for a few
minutes, then wipe off all the paraffin
and dirt and treat it to a little more
clean paraffin. Wipe it again, and
after the application of a very little
of the ordinary lubricating oil it will
be ready for use. People often shirk
the trouble of thoroughly cleaning
their machines like this, but a clogged
and "heavy" machine under this treat
ment will become like new, and its
easy working will be an ample reward
for any trouble incurred.
Flimfiammed Again?
Has the alert J. Pierpont Morgan
been fooled again? In consequence
of the announcement that he would
place on exhibition a collection of car
pets that formerly belonged to the
royal house of Spain several Spanish
newspapers have asked for an invest!
gation, as before the reign of Alfonso
XII. the royal collection was complete.
The Heraldo of Madrid insinuates that
Pierpont Morgan has been the victim
of unscrupulous dealers, who, it al
leges, have palmed off imitations on
the multimillionaire.
Queen Victoria's Love of Flowers.
Queen Victoria was a great flower
lover from the days when a toddling
child she made daisy chains on the
lawns of Kensington palace, and per
haps wore them with more pride than
she ever did her jewels. When she
paid her one and only visit to Spain,
Queen Christina asked, "Is. there any
thing the queen is especially fond of?"
"Yes, flowers," was the answer, and so
.flowers in lavish profusion decorated
the streets, the houses, the railway
station, and the palace.
A Lingual Phenomenon.
"An' you says, Brer Eph'm," said
the convert, thoughtfully, "dat Ah
i kain't cuss ncr sw'ar none atter I'se
been baptize':" "De Bible says so,
Brer Saul." "Nor say 'Good Lor',' nor
one o' dem t'ines?" "Not. unless you's
in raeetin*. Brer Saul." "Umh! I ain't
drive ro iv.ules in meetfn' en I kain't
take de meeting ter de mules. Dat
Bap is' 'ligion ain' no 'ligion fu' a
nime driver. De baptism li'ble ter
swink his bocabulary."Washington
Feather Beds Coming Bac*.
The feather bed, after its banish
ment during about half a century, is
being received back into favor in cold
er countries. Hygiene experts' con
demned it on account of its heating
nature and the difficulty of thoroughly
airing and purifying nevertheless, it
is actually being recommended during
the winter for delicate, nervous, neu
ralgic w^men, and particularly for el
derly persons and those who are trou
bled with insomnia.

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