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PECK'S BAD s ay "with THE CIRCUS Br HON. GEORGE W. PECK , Ajthorof"rck'6iBuirAbrcMf."Eto." tUaMrtsM i. . IMiirlm.) Indian Chief Compels Bad Boy's Fa to Herd with the Squaws He Shows Them How to Make Buckwheat Cakes and Is Kept Making Them a Week He Talks to the Squaws About Women's Bights and They Organize a StrifePa's Success In a Wolf Hunt Ths Strike Is Put Down and the Indians Prepare to Burn Pa at the Stake. Since pa's experlonce in trying to kill a grizzly by making the animal chane him and dlo of heart disease, the chief has made pa herd with the squaws, until he can prove that he is a brave man by some daring deed. The Indiana wouldn't Bpeak to him for a long time, so be decided to teach the squaws how to keep house in a i The Squaws Seemod to civilized manner, and he began by trying to show them how to make buckwheat pancakes, so they could furnish something for tho Indians to at that does not have to be dug out )f a tin can, which they draw from the Indian agent. Pa found a sack of buckwheat flour and some baking powder, and mixed up some batter, and while he was fixing a ploco of tin roof for a griddle, the squaws tlrank the pancake batter raw, and It made them all sick, and the chief was going to have pa burned at the stake, when the Carlisle Indian who had eaten pancakes at college when he was training with the football team, told the chief to let up on pa and he would give them something to eat that . was good, so pa mixed some xaore batter and when the buckwheat pancakes began to bake, and the odor spread around among the Indians, they all gathered around, and the way they ate pancakes would para lyse you. They got some axle grease to spread on the pancakes, and fought with each other to get the pancakes, and they kept pa baking pancakes all day and nearly all night, and then the squaws began to feel better, and pa had to bako pancakes for them, and when the flour gave out tho chief sent to the agency for more, and for a week pa did nothing but make pancakes, but finally the The Horse Stumbled, Throwing Pa Orer Hi Head and Killing the Wolf. whole tribe got sick, and pa had to prescribe raw beef for them, and they began to get better, and then they wanted pa to go on a coyote hunt, and kill a klota, which Is a wolf, by Jumping off his horse and taking the wolf by the neck and choking It to death. Pa said he killed a torn cat that way once, and he could kill any (wolf that ever walked, so they ar ranged the hunt Before we went on the hunt pa sent to Cheyenne for two dozen little folding baby trundlers Cor the squaws to wheel the pa pooses In, cause, he didn't like to see Ahem tie the children on their backs and cairy thera, around. ;, When the Jtrundlors earner pa showed the squaws jbow they worked, by putting a papoose In one of the baby wagons, and push- i ing It around the camp, and by gosb If theytildn't make pa wheel all the babies' In the tribe, for two days, and the Indians turned out and gave the great father three cheers, but when the squaws wanted to get In the wagons and be wheeled around, pa kicked. ' After teaching the squaws bow to put the children in the wagons and work them, we went oft on the hunt, and when we came back every squaw had her papoose in a baby wagon, but instead of wheeling the wagon In civilized fashion, they slung the wagons, babies and all, on their backs, and carried the whole thing on their backs. Gee. but that made pa hot. Ho says you can't. do anything with a race of people that haven't got brain enough to imitate. He says monkeys would know better than to carry baby wagons on their backs. I never thought that Indians could be JealouB, but they are terrors when the Jealousy germ beglnB to work. There Is no doubt but that the squaws got to thinking a great deal of pa, 'cause he talked with them, through the Car lisle Indian for an interpreter, and as ho sat on a camp chair and looked like a great white god with a red noso, and they gathered around him, and he told them stories of women In the east, and how they dressed and went to parties. and how the men worked for them that they might live in .luxury, and how they had servants to do their cooking, and maids to dress them, and carriages to ride in, and lovers to Be Worshiping Pa. slave for them. It Is not to bo won dered at that those poor creatures, who never had a kind word from their masters, and who were .looked upon as lower than the dogs, should look upon pa as the grandest man that ever lived, and I noticed, myself, that they gave him glances of love and admiration, and when they would snuggle up closer to a, he would put his hand on their heads and pat their hair, and look Into their big black eyes sort of tender, and pinch their brown cheeks, and chuck them under tho chin, and tell them that the great father loved them, and that he hoped the time would come when every good Indian would look upon his squaw, the mother of his children, as the greatest boon that could be given to man, and that the now despised squaw would be placed on a pedestal and honored by all, and worshiped as she ought to be. That was all right enough, bnt pa never ought to have gone so far as to advise them to strike for their rights, and refuse to be longer looked upon as beasts of bur den, but demand recognition as equals, and refuse longor to be drudges. I could see that trouble was brewing, for every squaw insisted on kissing the great father, and then there came a baneful light In their eyes, and they drew away together and began to talk excitedly, and pa said he guessed they were organizing a wom an's rights union. Pa and the Carlisle Indian and I went out for a stroll In the forest, and were gone an hour or so, and pa got tired and he and I went back to camp before the Carlisle In dian did, and when we got In sight of camp we could see by the .commotion that the squaw strike was on, 'cause the squaws were talking loud, and the Indians were getting their guns and it looked like war. We crawled up close, and the squaws drew butcher knives and made a rush on the In dians, and the Indians weakened, and the squaws tied their hands and feet, and then the squaws had a war dance, end they told the Indians that they were now thebosses, and would cftnr run the affairs of the tribe, like i whito women did, and that the In dians must do the cooking, and do the work, ' whllo the squaws sat in the tents to be waited on, and that they would nover do another stroke of hard work that an Indian could do. ' I never saw such a lot of scarod Indians In my life, but when the squaws put the butcher knives to their necks, and looked fierce, and grabbed the Indians by the hair and looked "as though they were going' to scalp them, the Indians agreed to do all the work and Juat then pa and I came up, and the squaws hailed pa as their do livercr. and they fell on his neck and hugged him, and they placed a cams chair for him, and put a tiger skin cloak around him, and a necklace of elk's teeth around his neck, and all kneeled down and seemed to be wor shlplng him, while the Indians looked on in the most hopeless manner, and then the Carlisle Indian came and said the squaws had made pa the chief squaw of the tribe, and that the In dians had agreed to do the work here after. Pa counted the elk teeth on L.rt necklace and figured that he could sell them for two dollars apiece, and pay the expenses of the trip. Then the squaws cut the strings that bound the Indians, and set them to work cooking dinner, and it was awful the way the spirit seemed to be knocked out of the Indians, just by a little rising on the part of the down trodden squaws. The Indians cooked dinner, and waited on the squaws, and pa and all of us whites, and after dinner tho squaws ordered the horses and the squaws and us whites went off on a wolf hunt, with the dogs, where pa was to show his bravery to the squaws instead of the Indians. The squaws gave pa the old chief's horse, and the best one in the tribe, and leaving the chief to wash the dishes, and the Indians to clean up the camp, and clean some fish for supper, tho victorious squaws with pa at the head, and the rest of us whites on ponies, went out on the mesa and turned the dogs loose, and pretty Boon they were after a wolf and pa led out ahead on his racing pony, cheered by the yells of the squaws, and it was a fine race for about two miles. Pa and the cowboy and the big game hunter and 1 got ahead of the squaws, and after awhile we got up pretty near to the wolf, and the big game hunter said to pa: "Now, old man, Is your chance to make yourself solid with the squaws. We will hold back and when the dogs get the wolf surrounded you rush In and kill him or your name s Den nis." Pa said: "You watch my smoke, and see me eat that wolf alive." So we held up our horses, and let pa go ahead. He rode up to the wolf, and I never saw a man with such luck as pa had. Just as he got near the wolf and the animal showed bis teeth, pa tried to steer his horse away from the savage animal, but tae horse stumbled in a prairie dog hole, and fell right on top of the wolf, crushing the life out of the animal, and throwing pa over his head. Pa was stunned, but he soon come to, and when he realized that the wolf was dead, he grabbed the animal by the neck with one. hand, and by the lower jaw with tne other, and held on to it till the crowd came up, and when the squaws saw that pa had killed the biggest wolf ever seen on the res ervation, by rushing in single hand ed and choking the savage animal to death, they gave pa an ovation that was enough to turn the head of any man. Us white fellows knew that pa couldn't have been hired to go near that wolf until the horse fell on it and killed it, but we wanted to give pa a reputation for bravery, and so we let the squaws compliment pa and hug Mm, and make him think he was a holy terror. So they tied the wolf on the saddle In front of pa, and we all went back to camp, the squaws shouting, for pa, and telling the Indi ans how the great white father had strangled the father of all wolves, and then the Indians served the fish sup per, and all looked as though there had been a bloodless revolution, and that the squaws were in charge ' of the government, and pa was "It," but I could Bee the Carlisle Indian whis pering to tho Indians, and it seemed to me I could see signs of an uprising, and when the Indians had the supper dishes washed, and all seemed going right, and the Bquaws were rejoicing at being Emancipated, just as the sun was setting, every Indian pulled out a bull whip and began to lash the squaws to their tents, and some young braves grabbed pa and removed the leopard skin cloak, and the elk's teeth necklace, and tied his hands and feet, and carried him Into a circle made by the Indians. I asked the Carlisle In dian what was the matter, and he said, pointing to some wood that had been piled at the roots of a tree: "The great white father Is going to be tried for inciting a rebellion among the squaws, and the chances are that be fore the sun shall rise to-morrow your old dad will be broiled, fricasseed and baked to a turn." I went up to pa and said: "Gee, dad, but they are go ing to burn you at the stake," and pa called tho cowboy, and told him to ride to the military post and ask for a detail of soldiers to hurry up and put a stop to It, and then pa said to me: "Hennery, it may look as though I was in a tight place, but I place my trust in the squaws and soldiers," and pa rolled over to take a nap. Hard liaising the Wind. ' "Look "here,"' remarked the thrifty man to his extravagant wife, "you're carrying too much sail, my lady." "I don't know way you should both er about that," she retorted. "No?" said -he.' "J think I .shouTa, hera-Xslnce I have to raise the wind." Titr Bit. Pharaoh's Magicians Defeated A STORY OF THE HEBREW PEOPLE'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM Bf thm " Highway and Bgway " Preacher (Copy rlK lit, IM.iif W. a. KOauu.) Scripture Authority : "-Exodus 8:16- . 2 Um. 3:8. EVER before had the great temple at 'Memphis been si unclean. For days, yes, and nights, the army of attendants had been struggling to tlecr the great courts and ere is of the dead car casses of f:ogs, and they had had no time to remove the dust and dirt which had accum ulated. And as though this filthy con dition was not enough annoyanca to tho priests, whoee religious rites and ceremonies required sach rigid lath ing and cleansing, (he stench arising from the heaps of dead frogs in the open space3 about the temple lulod the air and, made the situation almost un bearable. Jannes and Jambros, the chief priests of the temple, were in any thing but an amiable mood, end as they passed through the court of the temple on the way to their apart ments, they lilted their white linen robes high that they- might not be smirched by the filth on the pavement, and grumbled as they went. Noticing the slow movements of one of the at tendants, Jambres angrily exclaimed: 'Faster! You will never get this filth cleaned out at such a pace as that" The poor fellow, too weary almost to feel resentment, tried to hasten his efforts, and Jannes, with more feeling than his colleague, said: "But they have been laboring day and night to rid tha place of the frogs, and It is no wonder they are weary. Curses be upon the Hebrews, who have brought this upon U3." "Aye, but we may be thankful that the king U more than ever incensed against them, and it Is certain that he will not let them go, as they have requested," responded' Jambres. "Had we not boldly Mthstood him though after he had pleaded with Moses to ask his God to remove th? loathsome pe3ts, I fear he might have yielded." "Yea, but did we not tell him that just as the bloody waters of Egypt would recover their freshness, so would this plague subside? Are the gods of Egypt deid that we should listen to a despised Hebrew?" They had now entered their private apartments, which they found as filthy as the otner portions of tho teaiple. Seating themselves, they continued their conversation. They had just returned from the palace, where they had been discuss ing the situation with Pharaoh. The feeling of hatred against Mose3 and Aaron burned fiercely in thalr breasts, for they Becretly feared their growing power and were apprehensive of their next move. "Where obtained he this skill?" Jannes exlaimed, at lust, while he poked with his staff in the dust on the floor In an almlesj sort of way. "Never before have any possessed such powers outside of the priesthood of Egypt, and thou knowest how such fckltl is obtained by us only after the Host painful and persistent practice.". "Well, If our plot had not fa'len through Just when wo were on the eve of success," exclaimed Jam':r3S, sat agely, "there would be, no Mo3es now to trouble u?. But the fellow who bungled the job won't spoil any more of our carefully laid plans, that's sure But what's that?' he cned. pointing excitedly at the dust through which Jannes etlll continued to poke hh staff. It appeared to become sjddenly ani mated an.l the thick caverlng upon the floor aud furniture about the room became a Wrlg?ling, moving mas3. With a startled cry of mingled fear and horror, tho two men, forgetful of their priestly dignity, sprang upon the chairs where they were sitting-, but even there the squirming mass fol lowed them, and the rustle of their robes started up a cloud of dust that was transformed In its flight into the Bame little green mites, and these set tled upon them upon their heads, and hands, arid faces, and covered the.r robes and quickly burrowed within and crawled over the flesh of the body. Their disgust and terror was now augmented by the pain caused by the creeping, crawling, biting things, and with a cry of distress they rushed from the room and into the outer court. But there there was even great er confusion. The attendants, who had been busily cleaning the temple, were jumping and running about as though mad. They were -tearing their scant attire from them and slapping and rubbing their, bodies first here and then there. The temple was fair ly alive with the ' loathsome mites. The floor was literally a rolling, squirming sea of them, and the men as a slimy and slippery mass. ,. At that moment a runner burst Into their midst,; calling' loudly that toe king had Bent for his magicians, de manding that they come at ones to the palace,, for he was In distress. PesRliertheJr; dlscpniforj Jannes and Jambres started at once.""' As" they passed the npartment where the sa cred cats were kept, the most horrible howling was heard, and as they opened the door leading thereto, mere speo. past them like a flight cf arrows scores of the boasts, maddened Dy me irri gating lice. The sacred bul) could be heard snorting and rearing about In its jjuarters, and the rattle and snap of Its" silver and gold trappings told the story of Its frantic moves. Along the way thoy saw the people excitedly running about and trying frantically to rid themselves of the little pests that covered them. And they, too, were fighting the lice, desperately brushing and shaking to drive them away, but as fast aa they got rid of those already upon them others sprang up from the dust beneath their fset. "This 13 more of that man Moses work," snarled Jannes, shaking him self, impatiently. Bit Jambres was too busy rubbing and scratching him self and trying to obtain relief from the lice to maks reply. And thus, In stead of their stately, dignified en trance to the king's presence, they en tered his apartmentj with nervoui, baiting steps, and found him. In Ilka distress of body, for in place of the cold sorenity and haughty dignity with which he Invariably received his offi cials, he moed uneasily on his throne, and then nervously rcse and sfcook himself and took his Beat again. As his eyes fell upon Janne? and Jam bres, his face somewhat lightened, and he cried, excitedly: "What means this dreadful visitation? Let us see by thy enchantments if thou. too, can bring forth those lice. Then shall I know that Mose3' God la no gou at all." ( ) Then were Jannes and Jambres filled with confusion by the words of the king, for they had taken no thought as to the manner of calling forth the lice as Moses hud done. They knew not what reply to make to their lord, and stood in embarrassed silence before him. Recovering their self-possession at last, however, they cleverly parried fo! time, saying: "Know, O king, that in so Important a matter all thy magicians and sorcer ers of the temple must be summoned, that we may have the help of all those who serve before the gods of Egypt But let not thy heart be troubled in this thy distress. Have we not shown araoh the turning of the water to blosd, and the calling forth of frogs, even s Moses did, and shall we not again tMumph?" "Go then," cried Pharaoh, impatient ly. "And return at once, for I shall be awaiting ttee here." Soon, In answer to the hasty sum mons, tba magicians and sorcerers of Egypt vere hurrying to the palace from every direction, and held hasty con sultation with Jannes and Jambres. who delayed the return to the royal presence so long that the king, unwill ing to wait longer, sent imperative word thatthey appear. Then was begun a most desperate struggle upon the part of the king's maglcl is to turn the dust to lice. Their wien: chanting filled the great hall wher-j they were gathered. They tried all their enchantments and in the fren zy of desperation beat their breasts and called upon their gods to hear and an swer, but there came no answering sign. With eager intensity Pharaoh watched every move of his magicians, and when they threw themselves upon the ground before him in token of their failure, he waved them to one side, and called: "Let Jannes and Jambres appear. They shall not fall us even as they did not when the rivers were turned to blood and the frogs appeared." Again the chanting began, the at tendant priests keeping time to the movements of Jannes and Jambres, who now came and stood before the king. But at lust after exhausting themselves In tneir efforts they sank to the ground aft the others had done, and a solemn stillness as of death fell upon the place. ( . Pharaoh sat as oner turned to stone, a look almost of scorn upon his face, which hardened Into an expression ot bitted hatred as the moments of tense agony dragged themselves out At last one of the magicians crept to hi3 side and whispered In a voice that fairly quivered with tho tensity of its suppressed owe and terror: "Tb's f? t"0 firt-cfOd!" Another, emboldened by the action of the first, also stepped forward and re peated tho words: "Yea, It is the finger of God!" Another and another and still an other did likewise, until at last Jannes and Jambres were alone and still pros trate upon the ground at the feet oi Pharaoh. Had they not heard? Would they, too, admit the superiority of Moses' God? Tho eyes of the k'ing burned like coals of fire as he looked upon them. Higher and highor he lifted his imperious head. More tind more rigid became hi form. But he spake not. Again the Intense, tragic whlspei reverberated through the room: "This is the finger of God!" The hissing, piercing echo had scarce ly died away among the lofty pillars of the vaulted hall when Jannes and Jambres leaped to their feet with a fierce, angry cry which made even' Pharaoh st art upon his throne. "Traitors to the gods of Egypt" the; shouted, pointing their accusing flngerf at them and swaying their bodies in the Intensity of their emotions. "Traitors'. Think you that Moses shall prevail Not while Jannes and Jambres can withstand Moses to his face. Let Pharaoh not falter.. This plague like the others will pass. The gods of Egypt will finally triumph!" Slowly, Pharaoh rose until his tower ing height seemed to overshadow all. There was n glitter In his eye and a cruel, hard smile played over his fea tures, as he again waved the magicians at hl3 side away, and exclaimed: "Jannes and Jambres have spoken. Hear ye them." . . I HOME-MADE ftuggestloris for the Treatment of Different Bods and What Ma- teriala to Use. A very pretty one was recuntly made from a linen, sheet. A hem six inches wide was turned ,up on throq sirtfla of it. and hem-stitched. A siml- ple scallop was then worked all around it on , the double edge and cut out. A des'gn showing buncbe3 of chryn anthemums and leaves, joined by a running denlgn of ribbcu, was made oxactly to fit the top of the . bod and a similar design was put across the upper end to go over the bo'ster roll. Til work was done in lmvy, white mercerized cotton the ribbon being darned in. and the flowers and, leaves heavily suiffed and worked in satin stitch. For a yellow and white room the spread was made of six yard of plain yellow wash material. 36 Inches wide, costing eight cents a yard. This wa cut into six pieces, each one yard tquare, and Joined together, tore pieces on each side, with insertion about three inches wMe. In the cen ter of each square was wcrked a con ventional flguro. . ' For an old-fashlonetl four-post ma hognay .bed a hand3ome India aotton print was used. This came 12 feet long and six wide. Tho ground was white, with gay red and blue figures ot birds and flowers across the two ends. The pattern took the form of a wide border. These two ends were cut off and sewed along (he upper part of the two sides, the vquare opening at th corners being left for the posts. The whole spread was edged with some old lace and insertlou ripped from discarded curtains. Another spread was made from ltlsh unbleached linen, which come3 90 Inches wide. This spread was mid, three and one-half yards long so as to allow of an extra piece to put over the bolster roll. The whole surface was worked in a Mount Melllsh de sign, uf.Ing thfl heavier grades of knit ting cotton; the edg?s of this spread were hemstitched, but could be scal loped. A FEW HEALTH HINTS: Green . Vegetables Highly Recom mended and Hot Water a Great Aid to Digestion. Green vegetables and salads will counteract a tendency to pimples ana other skin eruptions. Sufferers from eczema should eat sparingly of iruit. which, as a rule, contains too much acid to be suitable tor them. The best toilet preparation in the world is plain hot water. Drink a glass of It every night If you want a good digestion, clear complexion and a good sleep. If the hair is in a very weakened state, as it is after illness or fever. brushing, clipping an1 vigorous sham poos are too severe treatment for 1. Massage the scalp .for five mlnulca every day, or for half an hour twice a week, rubbing a very little vaseline into the roots of the hair. Let the hair hang loose and free as often as tviRHlhlA nnri Hrosa It na ilmnlr a a nnu. Bible, so that much handling will not be necessary. Give it a rest. Its weak condition demands that it be loft alone instead of being fussed over. In spite of the danger of the old fashioned punlshm?nt of a box on tho ears, it is one which is often lnfliced on troublesome children by their i-r-cnts, without the smallest regard of consequences. The parents are ig norant, not cruel, but they ought o know that such a punishment is like ly to cause lifelong injury. Deafness Is probably the most frequent ill re sult of ear-boxing, but it may cant injury to the brain and insanity. Farmers' Review. Stewed Veal with Barley. Put a knuckle of veal in a saucepan with a bit of butter the size of a wal nut, and fry the meat a nice brown all over. Just cover the meat with quite boiling water, put in a teacupful of barley, two heads of celery, cleaned and cut in inch lengths, two carrots, two turnips, two terge onlon3, a sprig of lemon thyme, marjoram and two sage leaves. Let thl simmer for wc hours; put the meat on a hot dish,' season the vegetables with pepper aitf Bait, pour over tho meat, and serve with a tablcspoonful of finely chopped parsley sprinkled over. t J To Kemove n Grease Spot. Here is a new way to remove a grease spot, which answers excellent ly: First place a double thickness of blotting paper on :m Ironing board. Lay the material on this and sponge well with benzine. Now put two more thicknesses of blotting paper on top and iron with a moderately hot Iron. Remember that benzine is Inflamma ble, so don't do this near a fire or light, and see that your flatlron isn't at scorching heat Present for a Baby's Basket. You can make a very dainty little present for the baby's basket by tak ing ribbon an Inch wide In pink or blue, and sewing it In four long- loops, leaving enough ribbon at one end to form a rosette at the top. On each loop place a crocheted silk ring, about the size of a quarter, and attach to these rings safety pins of various sizefe. This Is easily made, inexpensive and always a welcome gift t . Little Voire Coats. . Moire Is newer than Uffeta for the little silk coat that is to be worn thu spring. Faille, which always comes la . with moire, Is used for the same pur pose. The coats range all the ' way from little 'postage sump jackets to be worn with corselet skirts through, the ordinary eton and the little sack coat to all lengths and degrees of oats with skirts.