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Pierre weekly free press. (Pierre, S.D.) 1889-19??, November 16, 1905, Image 1

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An auvaiitaire to
a heating
stove that-
will btivn wood, fall anil
spring-, and coal when
winter sets in for keeps.
The genuine
made by Reek-
witli, Dowagiae, burns
any kind of fuel with
and cleanli­
ness, and' will last a
life time. We g-uaran
tee it to please you,
and it cost
than other stoves. Am
day you have time,
drop in.
Hatch & Fisher.
Best Seleqted Stock
Of Drugs, Paints, Oils and
Brushes, etc., in Pierre. Your
Patronage is Solicited.
to purchase a Birthday present get a hand
some piece of CHINA WARE at Lockhart's.
He also has the Best Line of
in the city
Groceries to make nice things from.
"£"..V'. vV r-.-i.-1 i" i-.tftj .•.V-.— :. ./• -V-H:
4^ Who has a Buggy or Vehicle of any
fJ^Kind, get your tires reset on one of
Henderson's Tire Setilng Machines.
It Sets Them Cold. JSfo more guess work. tiut tires are reset accurately and
jkly, without any chance, of giving too much dish to the wheels, or in any
^injaritig it. Jtiavmg one of .these Tire Setters in practical operation, the
^onage of the public is solicited. AH work thoroughly warranted.
duecv IS'abiu, Where (h« lukibltinta
Sever Take a Bath.
The masseur had just returned front
Nubia, the birthplace of massage.
"I dilu't leuru as much as 1 expected
to," he said, "but I got hold of two'
movements that will eradicate wrin
kles and remove fat in an incredible
"Nubia is a queeivplace. They have
so Utile water there that they never
take baths. The •inasseh,' or kneading,
whence our word 'massage,' is the
bath's substitute. You strip, lie down
mid are covered from head to foot with
a cream made of mutton fat. musk,
sandalwood powder and certain plant
Juices. Then you are kneaded, you
are massaged. 1 studied the Nubian
movements thoroughly and learned, as
I say, good things.
"The Nubians are a handsome and
queer race. They hunt elephants with
the sword. A hunter steals upon a doz
ing elephant and slashes him in the
back of the leg ten inches above the
hoof. This cut severs the artery, and
the elephant bleeds to death.
"They cook meat on hot. stones.
First they build a tire, then they put
big stones on it, and when the stones
are hot enough they clean them of
aslies and embers carefully and throw
on the meat. This is a better way of
cooking than the broil, for it preserves
all the meat juices. But greenhorns
don't know what kind of stones to use.
Most kind* heated explode.
"The Nubians are shapely and hand
some. They never wrinkle, they never
get fat. .their skins are smooth and
fine. They impute these graces to the
'masseh'—the massage—that they take
regularly three or four times a week.
Every masseur ought to go to Nubia
if he wants to learn his business thor
One-third of the land surface of the
glolie is covered with trees.
A Birmingham man named Batchelor
has Just married a young lady named
A penny is estimated to change
hands about 125.000 times in the course
of its life.
A paper chimney fifty feet high and
fireproof is a curiosity to be seen at
Brtslau. (Sermany.
Cats are licensed in Berlin, and ev
ery cat in that city must wear a metal
badge bearing a number.
Gibraltar may fairly be called the
land of tunnels, there being over sev
enty miles of burrowed rock.
London has only one mile of tram
ways to every HO,000 of her population.
Manchester has one to every 5,Wo.
The China Times of Peking is issued
in seven languages—Chinese. Japanese,
Enjglisli, French, German, Russian and
The Nile is uoted for the variety of
Its iish. An expedition sent by the
British museum brought home 9,000
Glasgow has the largest tramway
system of any town in the British
Isles. Manchester stands second, while
Liverpool makes a bad ihird.
Lion tamers frequently perfume
themselves with lavender. There is, it
is said, no record of a lion ever having
attacked a trainer who had taken the
precaution of using this perfume.
In Fiji tiie coinage consists chiefly
of whales' teeth, those of greater value
being dyed red. The natives exchange
twenty white teeth for oue red one, as
we change copper for silver.
Wliere Veu«la Have Uyea.
Pointed oil the prow of nearly all the
Junks, or Chinese sailing vessels, are
to be ^een huge eyes. It is believed
by the superstitious inhabitants of Chi
na that if the eye. which is raised as
In relief, was not there the vessel could
not1 see where to go and would there
fore come to destruction. Even If
when at sea the eye got, destroyed or
damaged another would have to be
paliited In at once. No Chinaman will
sail on a junk which Is not adorned
by '.an eye, and even an English pas
senger boat: which plies between two
Chiiiese towns has a huge eye painted
on each side of her paddle boxes.
Whitman on Enieraon.
I often say of Emerson that the per
sonality of the man—the wonderful
heart and soul of the man, present in
all lie writes, thinks, does, hopes—goes
far toward Justifying the whole lit
erary business—the whole raft, good
and bad the entire system. You see
I find nothing In literature that is val
uable simply for its professional quab
ity. Literature Is only valuable la the
measure of the passion—the blood and
muscle—with which It
which lies concealed and active in It.—
From Horace Traubel's "With Walt
Whitman In Camden"' in Century
J__....... Better Than Reference*.
"Can you give me references from
your last place?"
"No, ma'am. The last woman
worked fur was Mrs. Libby that used
to live next door to you. She an' I
couldn't get along at all. You don't
know how mean she is.
you ever bo many"—
Ortflil «f the Widow's Cap ami Blaok
Sleeve Unmix.
The customs of mourning as prac
ticed in various parts of the .world
seem at first sight to have little rela
tion with each other or with the in
ward grief which they arc supposed
to typify. Vet by the exercise of a lit
tle patience many resemblances may
foe'discovered among them. The wid
ow's cap. for example, dates back to
the days of ancient Egypt. Egyptian
men shaved the bea^d and head as a
token of mourning. The ivoujou. in
stead of cutting off the hair, concealed
it by a dose' cap, The Koinans, who
were as a race clean shaven, shaved
the head in mourning and wore a wig.
The black band on the sleeve as a
sign of mourning comes to us from the
days of chivalry. The lady tied a scarf
or napkin, as the handkerchief was
called, about the arm of .her knight.
If he was killed in battle she wore the
band in memory of him.
Black has so long been the color of
grief in Anglo-Saxon countries that, it
seems a part of the upside down civ
ilization of the east that Japan and
China wear wliitjj. But no longer ago
than the time of Elizabeth the unfor
tunate Mary of Scotland wore white
on 'the death of Paruley. Even now
the hearse used for children is white,
and in England the mourners at fu
nerals-of young unmarried persons
wear hatbands and sashes of white.
A queer English custom is that of
decorating the black hearse horses with
long false black tails. They attract no
more notice on a street in Liverpool
than do the black nets used in this
country to cover the horses.
A great many sensible people protest
that wearing tokens of mourning is a
barbaric custom that should be abol
ished or greatly modified., but when
loss and grief actually come into the I
individual life one discovers that there
is a strange, subtle fitness in gloomy
garments and that they answer to the
ne*l of the soul for silence and sepa
CariouN Hislory of the Word "Vole."
How ••Ketieule" Got Its Name.
"Vote" is a word with a curious his
tory. To llie Roman a "votum" was a
solemn promise made to a deity. From
the so'emn promise itself the meaning
of "votum" gradually became the
pra\?r or intense wish that accompa
nied the promise and then any intense
wish whatever. So far the develop
ment-proceeded in Latin, and "vote"
passed Into English with the same
sense. When Hen Jonson wrote of
"public votes" to heaven he meant hot.
mass meeting resolutions, but prayers.
Finally "vote" acquired its present
meaning, the formal and emphatic ex
pression of a wish, while the old sense
remains with its double "vow."
That openwork bag for shopping,
called a reticule, gets its name directly
from the Lritiu ''reticulum," "little
net," Popularly, however, the word is
supposed to owe its existence to the
fact that when an Englishwoman visits
ed the lirst Paris exhibition with her
little bag in her hand the Parisians
cried "Ridicule!" The Englishwoman,
misunderstanding the exclamation, is
said to have thought it tiie correct
translation of "little bag" and return
ed to England calling it a "reticule."
Philologists claim that the phrase to
"sleep like a top" comes from tiie
French 'dormlr comuie une taupe," to
sleep like a mole. It is said, too, that
Cinderella's slippers were not made of
glass, but of "vair," the old French
word for ermine, which in time became
corrupted into "verre," glass.—Chicago
The Beaver's Tooth.
No carpenter's chisel can do more ef-.
fective work than is turned out, with.'
ease and neatness by the beaver's
tooth. This is the principal tool with
which these patient, clever builders
construct their dams. The outer sur
face of the tooth is a scale of very
hard enamel, while the body of it is of
softer dentine. As llie softer, sub
stance wears away in use the end of
the tooth takes ai chisel-like bevel, leav
ing a thin, 'slightly projecting edge of
hard enamel as sharp as any carpen
ter's tool fresh from the oilstone. The
thin scale of enamel gives kee.uness,
the softer dentine supplies strength,
and thus the combination forms a for
midable tool, which actually sharpens
itself by use.
A Queer Festival.
A queer festival is celebrated in Ma
lacca ev6ry ten or twelve years. i.'ho
opening of the festival is signalized by
a grand procession, in which huge piles
of eatables take a large share. At'the
end of the third day the viands are
burned. On the last- occasion the piles
of food were placed in a specially con
structed boat which was towed out to
sea and there consumed by Are, togeth-.
er with"atf"tiie conteuis'. A iafge siiin
of money', amounting to several thou
sands of dollars, was subscribed,
ly in Singapore for the-proper observ*-'
auce of tiie festival.
could teji^
'Xw IM| fh*rn» TVIi^IW
Mine'South''American trd the
draw the front teeth p«tiem-
s^ lac as aa oauuueut the black gap thus
The Edison Phonograph^-,
All sizes and styles arc oil stile at Ileira.'-
... •.
hind's Tailor Shop.
mi can save monev by buying one of
these wonderful machines in Pierre in
stead of sending away for it.
A large supply of records always on hand.
Call and hear it.
Brandies and Fine Wines
mi OritmuifMKl. Wt«.[
PHOuE 26.
My Stock
Is Always
First door west of First National Bank, Dakota Ave. Jr.-z
Trade Solicited.. A full lino of popular
Rust-Owen Lumber Co.
Peoples Meat Market
Butchers the Finest Cattle, Sheep .unit
1 logs that it is possi
Highest Cash Price Paid For"Hides.
Dealer in.
Staple and FancylGroceries
CelebratedjLine of Crackei's.
fast Through Trains Daily
over tne only double-track railway between Chicago and
the Missouri River. Excellent train service and fast train
schedules from all points in Iowa, Minnesota and the
Dakotas. Two trains a day to
San Francisco, Los ingeles, Portland
Through service of Pullman compartment, drawing-Toom and
tourists sleeping cars, dining cars, library and. observation
cars, buffet smoking cars and free reclinirigxhair. cars.
Daily and Personally Conducted Excursions
NO. 27.
anils of Whiskies,
Hard and Soft Coal
For tickets and Information apply to agents of
The North-Western Line
or vtdreu
et Traffic Managei
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