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The Madison daily leader. [volume] (Madison, S.D.) 1890-current, April 30, 1890, Image 4

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luri oi- niK iimfs
eating Item*
ra tet,74» railroad bridge* ia
the Uattad mala*, spaaateg MIS
milan, ___«.
A Kn
(Oal.) mia sent a piece
of aMuizautta wx*l to friend in Naw
York recently. He has now nwiriHl
mi order from maker of musical in
tmmrntn to forward whol* oar
A Sr* YORE publisher ahipping
evary rear 50.000 American sehool
I took for the achol«* of Japan The
English clank* are daily raad in eouu
tries of which Hhakipun Mad Mil ton
ia Whataom. Wash., not
Tiling the taut# of the water ther were
drawing from their ninetv-ftot-deep
wall, aent a mac down to inspect it*
dapth The wall was in tolerably good
o«ndtt»on, bni a deed Indian wan hoisted
TSK jMdiiotkm of |dd in OaMerafe
begMi in TH48. the yield that yaar be
ing |Rt,OuO.OOO Um follow
IOC, *10,000.000, and *60.000,000 in
l$M. The total gold product of that
State to «kM ta aatimatad aft #4,Uw,
(Vkuwn 1
ha* had an illustration In ffci
Booth. A mmiit«r announced to hi*
congregation one Banday, that oa the
neit Ntmday he woold preach
^Looking Hack wart! A large audi
asce auetubled to bear him, when ha
discoursed to the people on Lot's wife,
T«vr waa a singularly aad raieide at!
Topaka. Kan Two ii*t«n, school
teachers, and highly reapeeted bad de
veloped symptoms of consumption,
which had, through *e^ral generations,
liean fatally hereditary their family.
They sought death by drowning rather i
tbau face the flow progree* »f the dread
diMMMt. The grim mew»en||er had lana
thetu than the tear
8t. P*TKR»Mimo tailors got up a
ichanx for publuhing in the nteipapdn
the nanee of all their cuatomera who re
foaad to pay their bills, but the govern
wear forbade it. Now the tailora ac
compliah the ume object by putting up
a large blackloard in the reception
their sbopa, upon which they
chalk the uame« of the chief delm
quenta and the amonnte of their bill*.
They aay it ha* rednoed by 60 per omit.
th«ir loeaea.
tow* Board ol Uaadflla, Otaego
OoWBty, Pa, pays a bounty of 10 ceute
every woodchuclt's tail. It has re
eeativ, however, cKMKte to the knowledge
of the town Hoard that lwy» are
habit of retching woodehucks. rutting
ofT their tsul# and then letting thew go
ui order thai they mav breed more
w»i«d«*ht*cka with 10-eent taila, The
farmerw my that unleea the bounty ia
stop}Md the town will
I» a oameterv near Letn*t aretha
giaaea of three huabwnd* of the same
woaaan all in a row. A Agg^tive fea­!
ture of tha group is the headstones.
The first departed received a verv
haftdaome and expensive alone, the sec
ond exhibit* a considerable reduction,
and the third
a very cheap affair.
Three husbands were more than the
woaoan eouid afford to bury in atvle. or
eke her for them rapidly
L~ -t
rmmt utmcGa
tUWC TOe j|
widum o! Jefforeon lav»a, since »'ia.
death, sign* her name Jefferon i
Dark Manv pemoaa doubtle«« sup-
to her
this as aot the proper expianat*ML T.
is the abbreviatton of veuve, the French
widow, and the custom in 1 «oui«iana
aad ferh*p« in other {jert* cf the South,
fear widows to pla^'e that letter before
that 'brwtiMi names o! their deceased
hasbandi V. Jefferson Iavia simply
iuft the widow of .Jefferson Davis.
Tax larg«at edible oystan are found
v®*f eooentric character died at
I" I.- a few days ago. It
Mrs Elizabeth Hea lett, a member
ol one of the oldest families in Hemp
alead, who for more thws ftfty years
at Port Lincoln in Bouth Australia.
They are aa large a dinner plate,
aad the name «ha|»e They are soma-1
times more than a toot aoioas the shell,
ami the oy*t«r fits the shell so well lie
taas act leave muefa margiu. It is a
aaw sensation when a friend asks yon to
laicli at Adelaide, to have one oyster
aal before yon fried in butter or egg
a*l lr»ad crnraba, Bnt it a vary
pkaaant aenaation. for the flavor aod
tk* o«uoacj £4 UM Putt Linooln maai
m*L* are proverbial in the land of ins
lived alone in a earp«tl*«s aad almost nn
Ihrnished hut. Her eeoentricity is said
ft» have been due U disapjMnntment in
|»ve, a yonng dentist who iiad paid her
•ttentiuii having transferred hi« »(fee
Hcw to her sister, whom he married.
Vhu oaased ber to practically abandon
fcer family. a»d not lmg after the event
4m waat to live in
old hat at
tftaad. She was t*4 years old.
r«t ol" MarwiMxl,' the iamoas
llogltah ha^gmat) is in Iwnkraptcy It
Mi ImmIhi UmI his
although urr active. by no «#«&•
in a ftonri-hing *mdit»m at the tiiu« 4
hw death Marwotxl wan a *ho«nftker
br trade, In Floracaatla, Lmaol»i»h»«,
where he livwd. the people beSwred be
was wealthv, aad the* were *nrj»rt«*d
to learn Uiat he died insolvent. Hi*
proAta in hemp were oociMHl«*rab\«, but
lie wat a •pemlator. and w*« nt at all
fnrtiiuat« In bin book* thw* aji| »*r«
an ifrm of t'SA a««rai»it the ejf v
Ufe Mid aiv iore."
A raratciAM of New York talla an
amuaiug atory. lliufftrating the value of
prtdesaiooal tervieee and aiao the folly
of protesting again*! an overcharge.
He wan aent for tv a rieh but avarx-iona
man, whu, in aome wav. had di^ioeated
hia jaw The yonng xareeni promptly
put the member in place, and the man
waa profuse in his thanks. Then he
aaked. eareleaalj, "What is jroor bill,
doctor?" "Fifty dollars, air,** wa« the
answer. What cried the man and
in laying it he ojwned hi« mouth *o
wide aa t*» dislocate hi» jaw a ae*t»ud
time. The surgeon again put Uhinga
to rights What did vou aay your
bill watt?' again aaked the patient. "I
said it waa $&0t" replied the doctor,
"Iwrt uow it is a hundred!" The man
started to open hie mouth again iut
thought better of it. and paid the Ixiil
without a word.
Nearly one hundred thousand
of snaila are sold dativ in the Park mar*
ket#i to be eaten by dwellers in Parte,
They are carefully reared for the pur
pose in extenaiv# s&ail gardens in the
province** and fed on aromatic herbs to
make their flavor finer, line »uatlery
in Dijon waid to bring in to tt» pro
prietor 7.01KI franc* a year. Many
ftwuw oantotiM altto cimtain large anail
gardens where they an grown with
much pains. They are not only re
garded aa a great deliaaey, bnt are
reekouad aa verv nutr^oua. Hygieniata
aay they mnlain 17 per c«nt. of
getiotiit matter, and that they are eqnal
to oy#ter» uutntive proj*ertiea. Snail
are also extenaivetr naed as an article
of fo.nl in Aufttna, Hjwun, Italy, and
Kgypt and the wan trie* on the African
nide of the Mediterranean. Indeed, the
habit of eating anaila aa food has ex
isted in various parta of Europe for
v centuries.
AN attempt was mania by a jwyman.
in a trial in Philadelphia. to force a
lady witna— to
Ls au
]onff )n
the Bibla. The
judge oviyruled the demand ordering
the womMi to be sworn with the uplifted
hand, saying i am not surprised tltat
the witness did not ki*» the book, I
would not d» it, either a dirty book
i like thai." One is inclined to wonder
i that this nasty practice of requiring a
i wit news to kis* the Bibl«» retains an et-
i iatenca anywhere among decent people.
pj)tjjjjUg dirt»n»*»* tiian w hu
ftI)Ttbinp num. diegt.»tiug
u the lttl}R(l of the hptt
i b*a.rt
lin. th»» balance dn» for the hanging of
the murderer* of Hurk* and .'aveiidjih.
RrxsT (inpiTiH*r., httfir wedded to
Mf«! Mawd Bw»del, proved to her im
a moonlight nt^ht in Naplee. 1n*tee*l
of answering him tlie prettr (part
•red her faoe with her haadii and rt«d
preripitetel v into the Til la. Next morn
in« he wandered gloomilv in tht gar
den. Huddenly he beard Mi*n Maud
call to him and. turning, he leh«ld the
young girl advancing. HI.P put h*r
hands in hi» and said, with *harming
frankne*^ "I wimld not answer you
laat night fearing you were under the
influence of the mxidnoctit •umnter eve
ning and of the po#ttcal and almoet tnag
ioal *oene, Mid that it wan not ynr
heart that apoke to I would hear in the
daytime if yon lov me. Mid, il thi* is
ao, 1 will tell rou that I am willing to
five fM
eannot b.
Fancv on# of these books
pone she ha* added the name Jeff«m« guumn with foulness. On it* surface
Chmnan name anna. Bat
e. it is
of the liar-
lot. the aesnal mouth of the roue, the
touch of innoceat women, the slaver of
the sot,the taint of diseased surface«,the
rotting odors of decayed teeth ami
whisky-tainted breaths, and all the
other noi*«nic things developetl by such
an opi«.rtnuUy. The Philadelphia
judge who indorsed the witness'* reluml
tosoil her purity by touching the un
elean object deserves well of flte ad
vorates of claanlineaa. An oath among
Bwt people is one in which Ood
voked while the hand of the taker is
placed on something sacred in its char
acter. It is an insult to JLe*ty to invoke
his oo-operation «n a book eov«*ad with
The lext •eraiag.
^ooil mornm', Mfa. O'Uahfrtr. Ao*
did ye cilelM'ate
Pathriak s Day
vi«terdav V
"PartL an 1 dul. Mr# t^Flaherty."
"An" vet ye in the proomsiou
I wasn't but it did pans me front
door, ye know, to do honor to me an'
Col. O liah«rty. An I dul danee a jig
I the wh4r time dnrin* the fta»4ta'. I waa
so full of fxatriotistti. ve know."
"Och, ^atr^timii the divil, Mrs
0'Eahei%. It waa phwisky th^ ye waa
I (nil a\
Well, phwat the dtvil's the differ
ence'' Ht w»i fal«s patriotic it- doesn't
make any difference how he fale* it,"
I "An" ihmn ve fal« (latriutie this marn-
Ui Mrs. O'liaherty
"Indade an 1 don't, at tha priaent
moment bat if the g**»»l lord presarvcM
me ontil 1 corner back fram tl*e ahtoee,
it'll not be long ontil 1 do
I wa^ a wonderin' phwat it wae ym
had in rer h*nd under the ahawL
fnda«ie an'
I go
always }retmred
do«ttii take |care yersilf Mr*,
OTlaJLait.v, no w*y w-'i Kin
tucky Joutn*
pimtmi tm
AU tfa* irtcM of fei»
from hi* !tet
as I wsSMi
Wbm* Its «e«Md past ass, se tw*
oftYnr»4«* to
I ||«a ofMBi psassd to wsteg UMSa. as
jiassr^J nw -lar b* »S
9rn (£»#tr l»»l DM SMk, I
mm u**'.iv
Mttla fsttswS.' sits* fes
i Mia.
Abl I bojHxi tnsit
wo«Vt follow wfeace tht
lurtog !«h' wav Mtl
Wsui a {••nit*! window «r
ih»)r p*»a*L
Ofteii o ojerr.v mosl«
I4|,' UM VtMM
MI1 l««pai:.
Itai w»r» «vntuiii*, nst
Ibr l»l«i
IXtnmg (Ms of
Use lift* nlkora
oat «faa
*0, od, gmut U)m* I«Tt ttsar
•hiov« whs** iatig«r it.
Lst tiM twli of mmnbtMMi warn ttisas
thru fr,ui f#t#» Mil* hU,"
f»wt I tif kor «i 0|.snsrt an4a
rs»«tW .tru
•chtm* *ii Abeut
ik«n langliUr ths
Ijasvss« Ut«n ih* bluer itorjr el Ms nUaaM
ttt Ut«n
B« wf.ui
•at rwsttus tram tt» «sm»aa|
*#111.-. tho«« whr»*Tt \nj
v »ii.l «urr» Sod rata i
uuNliifr'iii In bk
wtta 4Maa'«
Loug tb« tw* and wststosd IUm t^SO
«t« s urust. am.! "John,* said few,
jruu think tur ll*»» wilt ever aash a sai,
•ad fat hire be'®'
"Wo." thr i tlwt iMJ«w#r«d. f*ou il *1 will Mil
fwi what I'll do
I win ptsdg" wmt of haar lar alt
ooiw with ym
"That I'll ton U out i«*i« uut Uqaar
pru«niw ui« tlw miu»
Otntc. )«t bar* a
Will ym
itun not hftvi a
"I will jnruii»«« «Md U« f*.hmr, llua
la tb»t w»rtit lr»twia) frtrn»i*litf ohirt all ttas
ita»rt uuilinltn.i
Chifwl Mrti Itati.i «uki imisilssi they
wwiiij «iiun tiw t*nu|»tiag bowl
Ttea? w.»uhi t«Mk.t th«u ilowii to rtiiS of tb-body
sad the mtl.
Oaa yeasaast waat )ey ttgassBM le toewHassa
tnvlr w»f
1 wa« p.wl
item bstora It was prosder
tiMMii uom
0. my born,
iw wia*. buxwrefal tuni nj shsa
t«-ixii"t» -1 ore,
Oa«b a«li« tin uf. thst'a offarsi, aay yea It
touch it Mr«ru)on
tn of *»t ihf -t rtu«tb that'i nssdsit, la Maiq»
tation a liour to rsve.
nUukti that too *rav |«»d»
•nu liruakartVi
SMI'H !,.% Win
of tlka Op«it cn
»T w. OLXKM.
capk HE early
^jkt'hnmgo, and eepe
ctallv those famtltar
with the Mouth di
i .Hioa of the citv
Wore the ftra. will
doubtless remember
a:i old red brick
house with Dntoh
gables and green
blinds, which uaad
to stand Con
gress street, not fair
matter* little who
owned the propert* il

sufficient to
aay that Ir*. Happhira D*lge the
widow of down-East •"».!
tain. occupied it. and there eon
dnoted a home like but aristocrato
boarding housa. The array of buard
era around Mrs. Happhira Do4ge s
tables differed little from that in
aoores of other resorts of a similar
kind The gossip wa* a* prolific
among the ladie* the malrv io drees
and the |»etty jealouaiea dourv»hed there
as th»-v alwavn have and always will
ili lioarding house* of wealth and ease.
But on the fatal night of October 9.
1871, the house was destroyed, ami
Mrs Happhira Dodge never again
opened tier establishment. Many of
her boarders never show ed up again
after that night, and quite a number of
board bill* are still unpaid.
A romance grew from the burning of
Mrs. liodge's iHtwrdiug hott^e. and a
Confirmed ha-heioi Iws-ame a l*ene«iift.
Prominent among the boarder* was
Colonel T. (».*Fit*»t, a middle-aged at
tornev. who did little but collect rent
from half a score of buildings at the
beginning of each month. And then
there was Mrs. Au»«m» Matthews, a
widow with an income and two harm
ing dft.ghtars. Ma*, the elder, was
taU and willow v. while her aister, Anna,
was plnmj aiu! round of ftgtire. It
had long been the talk of the boarders
in general that tin Colonel had a
ii-ry little eneouragement he would
have placed his future h#p|»*
neas at the disposal of Miss
May But the encouragement ilid
not i-ome, and though the Colonel
was bold in war he was liaahful in
matterv of love, and had it not been for
the awful tire lie had in all probability
lived aod diod a liaciielor
The boarders were all exnt-ed the
night of the Are. Long t»efore they I
went to led tliat night the watched
the lurid sky and in hushel whi«jers
wondered what was burning. Xa mm
ever dreamed that they need fear. A
few of the young unmarried men left
for the *oene of the fire late in tha
evening but they did not return.
Whatever became of them Mrs Dodge
never knew. Their beard bilk
among the unpaid.
F.verv one who knows anything el
the fire of October, 1871. knows how
the flames roared and lw»w the btirnin*
brands rained over the r«»of-- far its a«r
vain e of the main bocfy of the '"tiery
hiirrieana." Aa it was in score* ami
httiidredn of other case*. t*o ft with
rv Sapphtra Design's hotisehoid They
a »-rit lied that night little fe» hug
the danger they were in, and slept
peacefully Long before tlie Hw*t of
fire reach«d the old red bnck, D»tt i
gabl^l hoarding hoCs* on Cca»gfe»««
atreet. one of the trench
set fire to tli# rt*of It went like
typical tinder. The boarder* hati bara
lv time to eecape with their lives.
Then the streets weta crowd**! w it K
thonaands of homelaaa and ev cited
iwople m.shing in a mad torrent fn th«
lake front The air atifling with
heat and smoke the weak were pn»lied
aside and tnnidan down by the ttrostg
Women elung madly to their batM-* of
wailed foi their lost little onea.
Fathers got k«t irfm their famrlies,
ive« were aaparated from their b»«
tanda. bat era tha torrent ewwpi. it
waa a wild MM for lift, tttwh
the seen* which met ta»
of Happhna Dodge's boardars.
had slept throngh *11 the noiaa
and were anakeued to find themselvaa
in a world of ft re
Hail it not lemi for Colonel Frost it
highly prolwable that the entire
household of boarders woula have
been bnrneti to death He oecnpiad a
iwun on the third floor front. The
first he knew of the tire was a strong
auiell -f smoke in hi- rmtni Jumping
out of bad, he drew on a pair of
trousers and ran out into the hall.
He quickly realixed that prompt ae
tion was neceaaary. ahd he at once le^n
ti amuse tiie house. The pandemonium
w Inch raged in the street did not tend
i to pacify the boarders Half-clad they
tore through the hall* to the street,
and were aooit lost in the va*t tumult
that swept on to toe lake. By some
fortunate chance Colonel 1 roet ran
liack Ui hii* room for more clothing
after rousing the sleeping baaxdar*.
\«i he came back to the hall h» was
amazed to Hud that Mrn Matthews
and her daughters had not vet
e*cajMBd The smoke and heat were
Imnring up tha stairway, making an
exit by that route next to imjsssiWe.
There wax a tire e«ca}* from the rear
hall window, and lie urged the ladies to
waste no time in using it The daogh
ters were *o overcome with smoke and
fright that, he had to almost carry them
down the ladder. He made a third
trip for the mother to find her insane
w jth hysteria Bhe waa afraid of the
ladder In the mod ttiteoun terms she
legged luHa to trv the Hlsur* Com
|ih iag with her wish ame near prov
mg fatal to both. Thare was a pitcher
of water in his room. This he dashed
over a blanket and throwing it over
their headK they *t*jrt«*d «1M u the stairs
through the blinding smoke Before
they reached the second thghr the
mother fainted Hastilv rolling the
blanket about her the Colonel m«tdc
tierce rush for tha street. He g*»t out
but w as terribly burned. His face and
breast were fairly cooked. A abort
tim»' in the open air and the mother
*, Weatara
Tha poorer a
In th» excitement the Col
onel heeded not hia burns Through
his tireless energy they reached a place
of safety. Then came a time of tern
tde suffering frr»nt heat. cold, and ex
jssure. It was late the follow
ing afternoon when they reached
the home of a friend who had ee
caped the Are. The Colonel was in
a frightful condition His eye* were
almost swollen shut and he had a high
fev«r AM
as they reached nhelter
he sank into unconseiouaueii*. For
days he raved in delirium. When the
fever left hi* face and breast w ere still
raw The »kin refused to gro* over
the burned flesh In tain the doctor
applied healing lotioaa. One day he
chanced to remark in the presence of
the elder daughter that he wished some
one would in v cut a good substitute for
the natural skin 8he asked what he
meant. He e&nlaiued that if h»» had
what hm wanted in that line he ouki
soon cure the "olou«i, and save him
from disttguremeut as well. In other
words* they wanted some human akin
to eugraft a new gro* th on the Colo
net*# face and breast. Miss Matthe*
at onee offered her *#rvi®e». Without
iiuching she jertnitied the aurgeoo to v, ym*
tieel off Mrtion- of skm froiu lte» »hottl l^autifully, grandma eaid
der and phattt it oa the ('olouci--: face
and breast. It waa all done witltout
t!olonel mat's knowledge, but
worked like a .-harm
It w as fulh a year l»efore the Colonel
got his business affairs atnughtenad
out, but he did not lo-*e sight of Mrs
Matthews and her two (laughters. He
wa" not discouraged
hia attentioua,
and on the second anniveraay of the
Are Misa May aod he were married
He is a handsome man of ftfty year*
now and whenever any one pasae* a
compliment UJKH his look*, he im an
ably aays it is due to the fact that ha
stole his complexion from his wifa.
we see people dontg wrong
aay we ho|»e that they will not !*.* prui
iaited tor it, but we twrer mean what
we aay.
hi, tfca mora apt
is to think that there ia ftothihg that
money *mhl not buy.
1 he only se»*ret that a woman ahonld
kee{ frt*m har husband is that shaman
age* him,
(iirla have aignala for ohaugan of sea
aou* as well as boy* When vou see a
boy with his marble* you need not look
lar to see a little gir) with a jumping
Clean up your alley now and yon can
ait on the fence and advise yowr neigh
bor wheia to clean up his.
A loafer hate* work, but IM likaa to
aaa it going on.
When you are aittiaar fai as apara
housa, making fun of the }eople iti
frtmt of you, do you ever think that
there may peojile leh.ind you mak
ing fun of you in the same way
It'a a pity a man eannot take mil Ida
liver every upring and wash it.
When a woman takes good cara oi a
good husband aht taking the baat
poeeible oare of heraelf.
A gOf«l many fM»ple talk poker
slang who never play pokar. Many
men want the reputation ef bmng a
hard poker plaver
eft u«
bra ads*
uavar plav at
The only way yo* can gat rich ia to
do without thiagik nstil van are ao old
you have no appetita for them
Women do not marry for monaf, Vat
they aay it is eamm to kv« a rkti man
than a jssir ona.
resjM*^ a worn** ia anparior
to a man «ihe can ba good-nature*
when abe is hungry
There ia one beauty about an amatear
opera if the boy* get maahed
ehoraa girls they don't have to follow
the »l»ow off.
How persistant people are a boat
abutting a door whan you want it open.
The trouble caused by finding a mia
take ia more than made up by the pleaa
ure in tinding Uiat aiae
made it.
What man call publie oninion, won
call faahim. JiJckMOfft
LIFK ia a sacr^i truat fo all. He if
at fault who does not take due care ol
his awn, he is guiitv whu ihm ayt j£-
guun aii!
of othaw.
tha Hraa
rim ft**
|ttla I
anttt*'* ptSTlBS bowl
l«b» strtvaa tyr to ml*
fb/** *»tli tu
gijbu»l#«T«, *oiii v*r4::-.,
ad wi! n luaniiw r«-y *a*ff
w«e t«acbe» I*a4l
BUflitf tlowti doll tsV.
r*ad* it mat a« «rai
four tentk'ii daan
mt* yot
in nafa?
you mastn he
'iMwrn tbat AlC.«
tflR-r 1 w»* obiit likf
I poiil a iw«' froir'
|««l I u: *ur»- tii» tiu »r.
I you
try. n»
|as% p«rtal—4o wtt uo *tra»^liN»
l-A-T, oat. on ytmr
eoant hhd» rlthitMrthl^
•in, five *«rvjt!ldfc
ko dropuI »U»w
ail up I
tm w'tma
you ar« done
tlriw for fun.
»o* srv'Jl
*luft ~1t
wcHB't tak*
hire Mu go. little -wnag.*
lut in vati th«
it. for
In MM]
wm Lottts
WllUa'n Tatlal^ ,-.J
"Elijah, daar, will you dreaa Willie
thia morning? I'm in such a hurry,!
and it wont take vou but a moment or
"Certainly," replied Mr. Bitbv
cheerftlll\ 'I'd juat aa soon draw* the
little chap MI not. Here, my little
man, come and let papa dresw you. Ill
have vou as neat a* -a pin it. a jiffy."
Willie, aged four. come« reluctantly
from hie playthings, and Bixby Wgin
"How, let"* off with your nightv
gown and keep still, dear, or I can't
unbutton it There, now. well- ait
stilJ, child What makes you squirm
around like an eel Where's your lit
tle shirty Ah, here it is. and sit
still' Put up your arm no, the other
one and ean't yon keep atill half a see
ondPut up your other arm and atop
battling and pulling Now, let's
come here boy What under heaven
do vou mean by racing off like that
witlh nothing on but your shirt 'f Now,
you oome here and let me pi:t the rest
of ronr dud* on. Htand still, I *a\
Put your leg in here! Not that leg!
There you go squirming around like an
angle-worm how. if yon don't keep
still, young man. TO* stop pulling at
tuat chain, and here, Mary Flle/i,
you'll have to dresa thia wriggling ani
mal yourself. 1 wouldn't d. it in ten
yaara. (M to your uiotluu., aii
Amy Dalay had the measles laat
aad at first the* could not be
coaxed out, Grandma iialey gave her
pennyroyal tea and snake-root tea, arid
all the kiudn of tea# she could remem
ber that could make a little girl hot
and uncomfortable bu^Jhev muld not
be budged. Then at last siie wrapped
har up in a steaming hot hed-blankM,
pnt jugK of hot water and hot sand
itags all about her. witli more blankets
and {uiit« and comfortable on
But Amy was delicate for a long
time, and one day Uncle .lohn sent her
over a present of "Three Little liing
taila" iso the card read in a la»k«it
with a cheese-cloth tied over the top.
"Three Little Hmg tailsshontedl
Amy. "That is a whole family of old
'double-toe*' kittens, I do believe!
Don't you s'pose theyll be double toed,
grandma? Oh. dear, 1 hope they will?*
And she picked the
whisked «ff the cloth.
For a moment three pairs of brigl*
black eyes twinkled and blinked up at
her, and three little, peaked, black
noses sniffed inquiringly, tlun three
head- tried to lu«b beneath furry-brown
eoatw and bushv tails
"Why whv cried grandma. "They
ain't kits at all! They're ooona' little
rawooa* 1"
Aren't they baantiea
danced alsmt the basket
"Be*1? their tails, all ringed
ber ]ole!"
Hipieaker likai a soft, warm bad, and
he would curl up in grandma's worsted
basket in spite of her cuffs, diahxlging
the bright I mil* all over the t1«*it. the
sight of w htch would drive aleep onto!
his little lilack eyes for a tima, and he
wqpld jump down and scurry them ovar
the carpet till they were all in u tasigle.
He would follow Amy als«ut like a
little log playing in the grass, batting
down graa»hop|ers with his }aw duo
eating them, and cuffing alout the
poor toads he would meat,
and-white ringed tail on the rteor an#*'
there were downy feath*.rs sflckin$r.i4
the fur about hi* uso.ifh'
Poor Amx' There was troufde ahos|
lor tttjweafcer, she knew, Im rven a pelt
raeer»on could be al'-.'v.od to feail -}»o^
grandma's chicken- Ai»d by aomfi
means of cuuning kn^wnoftly to brut*#
rt«|tieaker himself *oon dlaoovared tha|f
somefhirt^ wii wrong
etited the dox.ger in tha air an
kept out of the way for the rati of th
afternoon, and at nightfall he fled
tha wood*.
Amy did not aae him again, bnt
came back onea or twine and -dole
chicken, and the next w inter gran lp§
fttund his tracks, looking like u it ti
babv's lootprin's in the show all alsu|
Ik' «0W-«rfb.
Mrn, McHwat tnnnplied with hi*» rf*
qne*f and he liegau to dig out the ha/4
putty and bits of broken glass still t#*
maiug in the saah.
"Thesr glaxiera," haaootinoad, "aii#
satisfied with a moderate profit. Thay
want to hog the whole thing This pan*
of 1
i-o.st me
till one would have had to hunt for the
tip of the xaeatv little no»e.
Didn't nh-' sh«mt and protest against
against all fht«' But if was of
im nm.
The measles mxwt come out, tomeho^
coma out! at last, "most
Bob «le«'lared she looked like a great
speckled adder, and wa a.« cross as one.
II i H»» did't l:elieve there was an v ne«*d of
making such a fun*' Hut he'l hai the
measW when he wa» a l»by, and a
tine time they had with him!
knot 1* *e
in delight,
like s bar
Am thev whoppara?" shouted Bob.
"The tails. 1 mean Tied end to end,
they'd make a boa to go round your
neek next winter
"Why, you hard-hearted borP eriad
grandma, and A my .atrokad tka
oreaturc«' glossy fur.
But after a week one of the
coons died
too much," Bol
and not long after Ned Fowler'* great
dug Dan aei/od another. The last one
Amy named "Hqueakar." *b»t?tiu»e he
would S4jneak and ary ao if he were
at all
stone-heaps for mouse neata, and
mop at Amy from behind dump* and
usneiv hih little black twinkling
nt aad to relate, Htjueaket actjuired
a v crv bad habit He had liked to
aeare the chiokens, jumpin^'alyly right
iut« their midst ami making them fly
and "vcep" as though a hawk were 1
er thain.
Then, one mornmg, one of tha chick
en* was minting. Oraadma thought
now surely a hawk had Iwen after them,
and a tall pole with Bob's Fourth o'.luly
flag imi^t^J and an old rad flannel
nightgown of Amy's flaunted from the
tOl' "f theiiig-house.
et in the face of all this, tbat after*
another chicken
Than Amy made an unpleasant dis
covery Squeaker would not eat his sup
par He was full he *osiJd xcarcviljr
jvft&tla. Mo
Youth'* L'*I*emtio**
Mr. MeSwat as an ®I«»iH»«i3ier. 1
**I never could see,*' briskly otyr
served Mr. MeKwat. an lis leaned
new jiane of gla*» 28x oar^fuU^
against tha wall, laid the sash contain
log the broken pane on the diuiurf\
room table, removed his coat. ai
otherwise cleared the deck* for »ctnn
"why any man should pay a gla/.ier
fi bill for a job of this kind when hi
can do it him**4/ at a coat of leas thafr
half that tigum. Hand ma that eaa#
knife, ixiS i hs
cents and thfM§
three-cornere»i tin jigger* ami thia
lump of putty were thrown in, A gia§*
lar could have Itoughi the outtft for 10
oentn and then he'd hare made $l.fl§
for about twenty minutes' work. Catdh
me paying any such j»riee' Lolxehik
take this putty and work it into ouchf*
Mr. MciSwat's case-knife had »hp2^
and his hand had collided dohaUy willi
a piece of broken glaai
.Fdlliger, vou hava
«Milainow) his wife. v
"li nothing, Lobalia,* he aaid.
man mav expect a little scratch or tw*
when he n at work of tliis kind. Tlda
dinged putty c»:unes out awf"' bar#.
Col lee
eat yenraalfr
gosh all anakaa! Ther^
another gash Uet me a rag, .^uickf
Don't stand there with yottr JMgern hi
your mouth. lo yon want me to bleaA
to death right here
Don't work at it any more, Rilliger*,*
plaaded Mrs McSwat." Youll cut yo||V
nMidfi ail to piece*."
-Who doing this job?" roared Billft
gar, as he wrapped his thumb in tha
handkerchief his w ife had given him.
Stand out of mv way
For the next half hour ha praaodA
about the table, digging out burdened
puttv. prying out splinters of gia*« aad
varying the mr»n»tooy of th© uxurciaa
by «M*cash mat remarka of a paroxyamdl
and ineeudiary nature.
At last, tmwever, he had the sakll
Mady for the reception of the glass
L«dM*lia." he called out, "is tha
putty readv
*Of oourae t%* dba vaoliadl. *1
worked it till ft wits «fee atm attd
it on the table where you could oat
Billiger! Ymnr»
kmn-ked it down aad trampled it att
over tuy nice rug"*
"It'll wash out,"Lobelia,** said Mr.
MeMwat, raaaanringlv. And he gattl
ered up the putty and mllel it into a
lamp Agmin. "Now Fll put tlie glasahi.
AnvlMrtlv that can't put iu a* jMtue ol
ediurnon window glasa," tte went on aa
lie lifte*! the |iane and laid It down Ml
the fa*h. "no. matter laow big it ia,
ought to ba-
~ItV «mty a conwr, l^obeUa. It mrt
dxw I can Is all that
Crack 1
it will
the #rcrlaat»ng dad aqqh
'r A
blanked Imsineaa'
Mr McHwat tumlded the remain*
Mr Billiger McHwat tha MSi day
mid a Oil to a gla/ier for ttolng the
job «nd told hi in in a wice of I huiider
to kfr* n the chauff«' and be han«y to
ffca ftteiity ef a 1i«u»rrel r«r la B*
Bead Yaanv Hastei.
Wordsworth and alter .seott have
honored in vers# the faithful dog who
guanled her master's corpse for thrae
months after the unfortunate touriat
ha«l fallen dow
"Thebc^r acmtibaad to aaatarr altarUm
ear as fast h?« donkey would mtrr
him, ln» dog barking at. his heels, HudL
denl, the donkey stnmlded and fell
and pitched the boy over hia head into
the road The ls»v gave a cry, but the
tourists only laughed and prou««*Ud oti
their way, never dreaming of stopping
to see the result of the fall
"No one el*w jtassed along fot manv
hours, and the firx? who did st» found
the boy lying dead by the road aide
and the do^ and donkey standing
watching beside him. The little oorpae
was carried to the father's eabin and
buried speedily.
A wtn^k afterward mm» one thought
of the dog and wondere«i what had oe
dome of it. It wa# remembered that it
had followed the humbta fuueral ol lit*
the lutpel yard, aa4 thaffll
was songht artd foun^.
"The isior l»»«,st h*i scratche«t u90J
tlie newly stirred eartJi to th#- c*»ttia-
at no great dt pth
the coffin,
hi pane of ghwis on the ftoar,
inmjMnl up and down on them, aad
mwled, while Mrs McHwat retirel to
Mt upjH'r room, kwked the duui, cradled
Wider the IMHI, and wept.
a precipice and lost
his life on Helveliyn. A ntory hsrtlly
lase affecting is related by Mias C)obba
in "The Friend of Man."
"A |oor, little, ragged Irish trreltfn,
the owner of a mongrel cur, and the
rider «f a donkey, one day followed
along the highway u car coutaitiuig a
party* of tourists. They naturally iiade
huii keap lus distance and uot mist: the
lO its dead triernl
a s
hk b% btoik-
v a man aays-he would die
KRomaij just le*aiiae he thinks he kuvWI
At wmM»% W«BI htm
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