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The Madison daily leader. [volume] (Madison, S.D.) 1890-current, December 18, 1890, Image 4

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IUMOROUS SELECTIONS.
OATMBRftB BY OUR
P.EAP*H.
MamMHi
want to aak a question,"
the clerk is the fish dor*.
Ofiter iitt two shells
tliu
•They are served a* the h«H ifcllir
•wiurhiWia *r
•Why, why d««t fcM* tfcflf
•ike any difference which k»H II fe
"Isn't there different
•I dotal think so
"i thought there taunt be," the eoa
tfaued with it look of diseppointmaat.
"My husband ranted Ned this mormog
Immom he got bis left took on bis right
loot through my oareiassnas*, and
wanted U see if he *m aa carelees
ibovt his oysters."- iMfruif Fret
IJttle WTu ta» 10, La! jn«l i§*
tHu«i from ehxlaran'tpfcrty
Lkl vau d»net« with Tnuitu^ Full#"
lest" Mktni b^r mother.
No, I didii't. He uk«d i down
to d»uc* with him, iMt I rvfttMd
I jutt let him atfTer
Yoo refuM)d to dtoct with ktef
Why did rati act mi impolite!?
Becau»« I hill rowon* I doot
k*j« what the little 6-*«ar old fallow
maant I wrwder if ha thmlw 1 am
going to otyapromiaa mj»«lf If ha
thinks 1 toijoofi to facu&ibtr
aglf with the eara» and reeponeibilitiaa
of 'matnmouy ha is vary much mia
-London Tui Bita.
1
OM Lady (I* Imtehe*)—Maat law
4»ar uvw I can hardly afltord to bay
^iuteh«r—Perhape von had batter
iKrc vegetarian, muui
Old Lady A vagetarim! K l»
1 waa born aad biovght ap a
BapUst. and it's too late to change my
aaligt.its now/
rttty C«*U AIMSA
Mr. Einstein— Vmil, Leah, W0t V»U
f| do dis morning for amusemeoi9
Mrs Kin»tem Leave u* pet a hack,
lloaey. and dake a iitUt trj vt der |iark
arount
Mr Einatela—Htfv mtk nil hack
m*i. taj tear
Mr* Lmit^ii—1 wbtaaa abaot tw
Miliars
Mr. Einatein after reflection Vull,
fit tell you vot I'll do, l^eah III gif
mju twa dollars aad a halluf und re
Wall atay at home. Amrrri+.
U« Wm SUM.
ghe—When did you ftrat baghft to
sn« me. George?
He About two wMka ago, darling.
Hnt yon have known me lor over tlx
Bionth*.
"Yee, dear
eat, bat love is blind. I
never knew till repeatly that rour fatfcar
was ao rich."
VmI«4 It asMMtlsl.
"Why dul you strike the oparaAw,
McCaffrey
heiia»e your honor, i ahskad him
t, aiad a oopfldewtial taligraf to
woife. and the blaggyavi MaA H*—
JVru York Herald.
Mrs. (iillooly aside' 8ha^ll
pfwhat Oi t'ink her Bow. Oi
era at the kay-hoie. ery loud
all th' prysu miseheevcmn. gaily whang
lUi' ould ah pit oau Oi i«« sasn. Miaana
CornalttM Hhaughaaaay ia tb' weeni!—
Jmtg*.
A i m* ut«4.
*TNI
j4f
patsmtsd
O^aKCItor*—iNMtrfTktB ••ryttry
than Tl»«y Will AM
Vl«iiu« U #—«—»a A'tsr
1
worship," nid a pmieahl
a^k Iknj the beaeh, "a vary body kaowa
that 1 an. mcapafeU «t Wdiag mjmit
to a mean cause
"True yout worahip/' eiume! his
legal oppounra, "rw learned frieud
hever lend* himself to a mean uause. he
nete cash down V-Pick-M+Vp.
ee* Oeweasstesk.
Frt««d Wuat i» the matter with Mr.
Oo«ld'' He i*eetns low spirited
0i«rk buiMibaib ahi'vad a laid
gHrt pfa*» Mm tllU aseratef.
old lady who is a® active meaiiMf
of teverel sociefciea fut the pwfetitwc oI
cruelty to animals was tormented by a
®y which snsuited on percbiog upon her
At last she celled her footman.
John catch this littie creature
tit VOU cat. ami put it out of tbe
window," said »1m
The Mr«Mtt who ku* b«r weaknee^
«augiu th* tL, end oarried it tenderly
to the window.
-Ah. ruadatae," pleaded fee, *tt i» W
gmumg to raie aiouldat I
little oreetaiw an umbrella r—Pte/b
Mr Li
u
1%kt MrU
Mr. Manofcfc
down, Lou»a«t
Mm Matiawh Madam M-deu»aa,
my draa«tuaker abe'lutelT forba«le ma
to, with this gowo oti. 1 w»*i« t« kaap
it froa bagging at the knaae
itklag
Waal*# O®
t« k
-Fuck.
Irnm*wr-What do yom m«*an by
prrmding on tjha door at thla hour ki
th# morning I
walled ap
A ae
first Loafer Did yak
Bumgy had started to work
Becocd Loafer No. Wot
ko ba
Colored Porter I know* d«t,
but I speon yar t«r gib me half a dollai
wh#0 you !#ab« de bonaa aad I wanted
TL do IDD8S tt eare da money, eo I jW
poundad oa TO' d' to make 'er faal yo
VMii'k haaa robbadL BitjJa it.' Louritfs
IB
F. L.—Ha wax drive* toUky Wrt
8 L.—H®w*a that?
F. He had t#h aara moomr or
o without his four 'arft
8. L.—Too had to sea a fallow fall aa
w, un't it? Jaatthink of it—wur-M*
in':
A
*AJk, Beadle," ««had
"rou doc know what you miss by not
oaring to dauc*»."
Don't I replied the girL "that'e aH
light, IVa had five proposals already
this usaenn while sitting out daoeee in
jhe -Jf-tMway'e Wiskiy.
A Mat.
"Have yoti ?r#r traveled roddeely
aeked papa. aj pearinK *t the doorway,
"Not any distance. *if stammered
the voung man.
"^'eli it u a good time to begin right
4 Uu&k."—JVfftc York Iicr&id.
Customer What use would yo®
reoommead for a l»eginnar
Dealer Wall, young feller, If
the beginner, I'd *av you'd have a bet'
ter time oa a rainbow than any thin'
elm.—Judg*.
XnwCracaM* B'
**8o von thick Jonee ia a
"I am sure of it."
"What makes you think aof
What makes me think s*j' W hy
have known that man when he has leeu
paid a bad 4uartei, reaist the temitatt»D
for a whole week to paas it Off a® I
neighbor.*' "apt Cod limn,
U*el Mm a«tlu
My wife wants lo kava a
Ptekkry
rrrtrait fii
portrait fe oil of her mother, b«t the
old lady IM dead, and we have Uk#
tkeea of her eioept thl* photograph.
Could you make a portrait from that?
Daubiey Oh, ve»* 1 will promiee
to give you a spoakiug hkenfea
Peekley That wont dek 1
want that kind.- Kpook.
TtM OIll|«tlSS lltwhirgtS
"Dr. Chargem ia an awful nice
saM l.lge Hotdea "lattle JchaoT got
a ten cent piece stuck in his throat last
night and l»oe came over aad got it out
verv easy
"You ought to feal
get
ions to the doctor
"Oh, I don't k»ow I
tan cent piece."
Am lwM|
"I s'poee." said Hita» Kogee to the
I mwr, t'tuet if 1 sh"d ask yon to let me
have a gallon o' m'lasees t'l Tuaaday,
I vou wouldn't refuae, would ye?*
"I trust aot," answwaii tiha grocer,
but somehow 8tlas went out withoat
aaking the question
Met a aiMMHsar.
Tiimj
Jodkins Papa, whatdoth^f
m«*i. by ». helling raciff I* U»r« my
thing actually sold
Judkius. 8r. Im, mm, a
a y k e i
THE REALM OF FASHION.
MOST FASHIONA8LE MODIS Of
WEARING TMI HAIR
l«laty
1 lt»l I »4»fVl
NKW
tftk, IVfefcb^r, 1940.
liKMAL humorist
»nc» it it k s cry
»!iglitlagly of the
danfer* roi»B«Cte4
with the *worl of
Dtmorlet, wht- »i, a*
you may remember,
wm -ai^andatl by a
*lngl«- hair 8»d he:
-A Alriffle hair K »af»
eaoofh H*t a head
full of bloade rurl»
or «toi! ra
Which untue* my peace of alud The
|kU» Courtland Palmer, the foaudar of
the Nlneteeoth Century Club, always lu
tlnved that ladles should appear without
lonnett at the club receptions, and. In
fari. you'll Bod that mteu pretty fraaer
ally are In f»*or of "bonnet* ®ff
Won!0 ean't alway» understand thU
The woman who pav* fifty dollar* for a
naturally wants to wear It a«
n. a-i D04*tbie f»he I* Ilka the young i
uitn with hi* flr*! dren- suit He W *o
pnmd of It that he putu it ota In the
aioruinir Ml man has not yet a®r^»aded
ii Inventing a rover in* for the head
»hl hai the charm
of
Nature» owu
jeautlful siltken gn»wtii It I* only In
the patt few vears that we women ha*
Conie vo a realizing sei^e «»f the weceasitjr
Of giving more attention to the care of
th^ hair, for, like the vote- and »Jb« walk,
the hair I* capable of great Improve
went, and this remark appHe* wKh*lual
forra to ijUADilty nid ^uillty w fiWw
and u m^Kle of wearing It
An eminent sculptor a**ure" that
Dot one man In adoien wears his beard In
a becoming faahion. and I may nay the
name thing of women a« regards the
manner lu which they arrange theit hair.
Th« «r»-ek simplicity.
not becoming u all
eever»*. and should be
lhe feattm't In *o»e
rations are generally
way# think »j when 1
is known as a tallies
verting to my position
now so modern, Is
women, it Is too
aioditiad te »oft«n
ia»aei bat modlfl
danmerom*. 1 ai
see a man la what
dr*'*« coat Re
that men lik«- t»
see us without bonnets when in eiegani
i hnve only
r*'s
la the eU^uetta
vour atteatior
Itaa
The opening night was unusual iy brll
Hast, and ft saw wed to me that I had
never seea such an array of thape'y
head*, such a display of charmla*
coiffure* It wa* really extraordinary,
even for the metropolis Poet, painter
aad sculptor could have drawn de^p ar.di
«oul-xtirrlng InspiratiiMi from the^ lone
row* of delightfully delicate and reftaedi
h^ad^ -manv of them specimen# of
beauty rare and radiant enough w Mtlsf
the most exacting fancy The tnttia* cut
aud the group ltpad» pictured in th«|^
second Illustration will give you a terf
correct idea of «uo« of the twet of thee*
»tyle« of wcarin* the hair
I hear faint-hearted prediction* of a
return to ttie chti?t on but they srw like
the oft-aiad# threat of the revlva ..f the
bustle and th» abandonment of the tailor?
made They are the voice of fa»hkm I
malcontents You'll lind malconu-nt* la
every walk of life, especially ma mal
contents railing at the foibles of fa««hioitr
The prevailing style of frtsun- usnd*
to the relniiui»hment of the fiery aa»
Uan*d fringe, which, like the forelock of
a champing and restive steed, held It?
place for so long Home forehead^ must
be visible, and care must be tak»«« not
u» give the fa-ad too much a look of pre
meditated art There should tw an
artistic trlmhess and neatness, and the
hair should be dressed close to th* head
no as to get tue ia»»t smattaaas observ
f! able in the antique natues
Inclosing the hair In a net aa be
neither artistic nor plctureaque It
•Imply oUiii/, and I detest plain every
day otiltty when fashion* arc con
cerned. There U but one thing which
remains to tie done by those who are
content to wear their hair In a n» aad
that Is to put thrfr heads In bag* -graad^
mufti style—and have done with It
From op-ra u theater the transition
It t%»j. Never before, I may safely say,
have our theater* be*-n more brilliant
than they an* till# season, and I refer to
auditorium as well s« to stage lis fact
tot the two have kept
v« n pace
»Hh nach
other, and In thl* rexpect the theater has
proved Ik-elf possessed of higt nvlli/ing
qualities, for I couteud that »i-y power
which eaciouraicec one geueratloa to
dress better than the precediug is a
genuine factor ia the el Till ration of the
age.
Ths third !llTi«tr«tlf» acta forth a i*tj
•tylish costume for theater or recepUogu
oonslsttag of pale blue cloth ornamented
with silver, with blue velvet sleeves In a
darker Aiade, and a narrow panel of the
velvet tm the sid« bordered by the ullvar
urnamentation The hat is of blue *el
quaint
And, apropos of muffs, I sincerely
trust that we are not to have s mild
winter, for the dainty confection* of
eloth, fur, and lace which are to do
Service a* muff* this teasoo are rather
adapted for ornament than use Indeed,
Baby of these so called muffs are aot
worthy of the name Th*y are merely
door let ae 'elk mufti f#r a
few »ia«iu Mut who wauW ihtmk
applying th« ue«ie of muff to a»l»tl
thing ib fawn-covered cloth, lined
velvet of ft darker shade, and oreetteet
ed with *tuffrd ftquiirwi holdlag
nut between hts teeth*' A toolbar is made
mm* rnmgmmt I'wsteaaee aw wi.a— of black velvet embroidered with heavy
dMmiaf Wail» fold flowers, and covered with fold lace
«TOR. «WL FCIWIX TOR MM **EAAER- maaked by black tulle Mill
ta.t Arw OIMWWMI fashioned from old-rose velvet Hoed wttli
nabie. tied with a silver ribbon as t"
make th« ends open and ihow the far
Hut they grow—so t« speak---in still
daintier iftylei For example, entirely
of lace or feather* with fur lining Ooe
exjui*it« little creation i-ou sifted of
parsley-green velvet, iitied will, cream
silk bnx aded w ib Utile bouqii»»M, and
wivered with black fox tall*, with a taa
her oi parsley-greeu^felvet bows
It is quite a fad to pin a bunch of
natural flower* Uj one of these muffs, of
to ornament it with a butterfly of let
lace or with a bunch of plumes These
pretty little toy muffs all have chain* or
silk tords or ribbons, which are passad
around the neck, aad the fact is that,
although they ^aem so light and air*.
they serve very well to keep the tips
the flagers warm. Of course, they are
not appropriate for real service In ei
ire me weather, when you wear your
sealakin *acj«e or fur-lined ulster 1
have only mentioned a few which at
tracted my attention. Their name Is
really legion, and every mauner of at»l
mat's head has beea called Into requisi
tion to ornament them not the real
heads, but artificial ones, of course, with
juat «n*0gh re*^«nblance ut enable you
to gtieH.« what the maker had ia mind
la the fou rth illustration you find r«|W
reaenUKi an extremely rich aad elegant
ro«tume for the theater or afternoon
or evening reception- It const»t» of
black reive! with a tahlier of embroid
ered heagalioe- The embroidery which
Is very artistic, is made up of a ombma
tioa of jet and gold The peeves are
also of black velvet, with embroidery to
c«r rem pond The hat ia ia strictest har
monv with the dre««
1 notice, some charmiag harmonies la
grays aod blues ne eipiw tally
vet with sliver embroidery with aigrette tacnttng to determine tins action, ua»
having
silver mounting
and
up
standing bow of Mae velvet rib boa A
pate-blue velvet muff com pie
tee the
Sue tii ma
attractr
ed my auentioo as being very suitable
for a theater dreea and not at all *»pefi
slve The materia! wa# s pale blue silk,
made up with black *f*tted uet, having
a woven Vaudyk* »»dg« The entire
skirt was draped with the black spotted
nek the bodi being arranged with a
kind of square '-lit pinafore of net held
In place at the waist hy a band of silver
galloon, embroidered with tur«juoi»e,
while the yoke and ',he full sleeves were
of tko- plain blue silk Thl* ceatiuae nay
he almost Infinitely varied
A pale electric blue cloth makes a
charming theater rwtuas, aad needs
only to be outlined with black feather
tftlnai and net i• black velvet
shoulder
kuuts to be «su«»ely effe tlve.
ij^\A galloon seem* to have a marked
run Just, at present, bat u a less toned
down ly Jet embroidery It te act aack
affected by those who prefer ^olet ele
gance to show effect*.
The small bonnets so much worn at
the theater will call forth the heartfelt
thank- of the male portion of the audi
ence Many of them are In complete
harmony with the-dresa, a* they should
lie These capotes with birds esecuiing
all sorts of flight-* upon their- rowus. are
not at all suitable for the theater ft peak
ing for mvself, 1 may say I dislike ex
tremely to have a nervous young women
with a display of iheee circus birds on
her hat seated In front of me They are
very distracting, and often flud myself
fascinated their Impossible colors aad
attitudes, especially when they are kept
la a perpetual motion by the re*tleas
being whose hat thev adorn.
HeweAayaso
find pl*m on tika
table thftt it raqviraa dhm ii to up
plj mob to ifta tldbtftti naa Th« umt
pmimmi may be eacuead feahn«
Qilvdaommimm&j.
to
his
a
Daisy DaJtr.
Wm little ia known of the action of
drugs on the human body in health.
For a number ofyear* an English bwlo
gi«4. Mr W Sharp, has been eiperi-
differeot qnalttiee of the same drag,
aad he reached some inierenting con
elusions irtcludijig tl»e fr»llowmg The
amallwt tiuaee uaed in the»e eiofH-ime&ta
have power to act upon the living hu
man body the oommoulv received
opinwrs that the actions of drufp are
atnuply mcreaaeti tt: degree and not al
tered in
c.haraHer
bv increasing the
doaa i* an error Che actions of draga
are snfTWrientlv diatinct u admit ef ekaee-
A true ato v
of Oommmma from a- agri
ouhural diaWKJt who found htmaelf,
aai iong ago, at a dinner given by a
Cabiuet officer from hi* Htate. He
diacovared a miniature tilver hay fork
at the side of hts plate, the like ties
mmi
of which he aaa the other people uae
for their oysters. He did th« -ama.
and was far alt right, helping hiu»
self to salt with a ver* tmall *'dd
spade provided for the umwee It
raninded him of the toed ue aad em
ployed manv a time to dig potatoee
witV. uv« for the uietal. Of potatoes
tham»elvee. mashed, he was pre*autly
helped
a {portion and h* fonnd that
fellow
guaets utiliwsi an instru-
mant. the like of which he was aleo
supplied with to puah the v»getal*le
ttpou their fbvka. Subaaque&tiy ha
l«ar»ed that the iaatrument wa« oallad
a Smeher." hnt at the time it »t»enj.ad
to nitu nothing more nor leas than a
disunutive hoe, in the «*x.eot shape of
which it was undeQiablv ooostruct«?dL
But there waa one ute&aii that made
him extremely nervous, maaraiadb as
ha could not imagine for what purpose
it Was intended, and he waa carefully
guarding himaelf against a i*»i»ihle
f&Us pa* For oour*e after H*tr*»' he
wmtdbed Uin fellow gtieets to ae* *b«
tkay would bring the enrioua tcol into
plaj It was mt however nutU the
aaparagoie came on that he saw aa em
inant diplomat who sat opposite pick
Up the silver hay rake from be»idt- his
plate and employ it to convex tb# *ege
table t» hi* mouth. "Welt" ejacu
lated the Oongreeamaa under hie
breath *eo that's what the thing is
for' But why blazes, if we're ooin'
iato farming for the dinner table, aon't
wa have a threshing machine to make
baafeteak tender, and a nowiog aa
ehiae t. clear off the crumb*
Tkisktsi AlowL
It ia aaid that Unldimitb could not
oopceal his thought*, but blnrtad out
what was uppermost hu« mind And
this man. auoording to Forater, waa the
true author erf the saving about apewch
)eUig given to man U conceal hia
thought4. He gave tie lie every day
to km own ejugram. Ho accustomed
was he to give utterance to even idea
aa it amee in hta mind that anylody
familiar with him might with confi
dence have acx'UMMi hun of having said
anything that he had rwaily thought.
Burke once aa* him standing near a
crowd oi people who were staring and
akimting at aome foreign women in the
windows of a fashionable hotel. After
ward Burke charged him with saying:
"What stupid beaats the crowd must be
for staring with »uch admiration at those
painted Jerehela. while a man of aay
telent pa«ee« by unnoticed Gold
aasith protected ln» at length an
awertnl with gre«t humility "1 do
raoollect that something of the kind
parsed through my mind, but I «I»«1 cot
tktnk that 1 had uttered it," "Think
in^ with a |en i- very ••loeeiy alliei to
tkasukmg aloud. La mar tine wa# wont
to scribble all over his proof sheets
and le Quincsr to the great aatoniak-
BM»ot of the printers, wvered some of
tun with diatribes against his iivar,
bine pill and other mundane mattera.
Lord ludley was great It addicted to
the habit of favoriug all uear iaii with
his thought* Once, haviag handed a
roval la«ly mto dinner, he waa scarcely
aeated l»eforc he Iw^gan to aoliUv^uica
aloud VN hat bore*« these royaltaaa
are' Ought 1 to drink wine with her
aa I would with any other womaa
And in the same tone he continued:
"May I have the honor of a giaaa of
vine with vour royal highne* To- 1 °0r
ward the end of diuaer he atdwd her
again. °*Wtth great piea^urw mv
loird," she repiici smiling "but I
keve had oae gia«a with vou alread.
"And ao ahe has'" va*rwe
perfectly audible to all.
A OltM.
The buffalo p^lk'emaa of whom tUe
Harj is told ia a big handsome faltew,
With the brawn of a Herctilee, and
aor« grit than can be found ia a plate
of restaurant baked beans A oouple
of aighU ago he had arrested a das
Iterate character, who WM wanted for
a senoiLs crime Having handcuffed
him he waa taking him to the station.
Thev had reached one of the moat
la*fees parta of the city when the
prtaoner said "I) a you. It's
good thing for you that you've got
eg.
on
theae 'CrimeaIon
§et me to iise
luothet, crying
houa# aad eee if 1
anake ia."
e,or you'd never
you or bo other
eteuon
Biaa."
"I wouldn't?" replied the olltoer. "U
Otilf take« minute to take lhen» off
With that he pulled oat the kev. took
©ft the bracelet#, and put them in hia
podket "Will yon ooiae now?" said
the ofBoar, doubling up a fiat like a
W eetphalta hem aod adraaeing a stop
Of ao forward.
(h if rou are gaiag to fight. 111
«me* aaid the thoroughly cowed
"crook." The ofticer looked at him a
moment with diagnat, and then taking
hint by the collar led the meekeet awan
it, the Htatea V the sUtion Sike ada
liaqaent ack**dl»oy.
A rtsflsi Biteeessfe^
Tolit A The rtras, of
recently built a playhouse for his chil
dreo, and lor weeks the children have
telling their parenta that there
ltg anake In their plavhouae,
saving that whe« they were playing
the snake would oome ool aud run
erouud the plarbcuae wad than run
way again Fiaally Mr. Theroux's
little eon Jamea caaae runniug to hm
»me to the play
fcat a
4eat kaow wl
Mm Thercux went to we ff »here
was anything there, and waa greatly
a*
ton
ia had to see a big rattlesnake
calndv sunning itaelf on the floor in
the doorway, Hbe icked big
lMwlder end smasht- hm miakcahip
frtit Wite
Will told u« before be werried )Mr
that the wan jnst a "plain, off hand
country kind of a girl," with n»» atfle
or rioiiaense about her,, »o we were est
aurprwed when we met lier, Bh® won
he? hasr sn the extreme of trowsy frig
suiess, and hf*r dreases in the lankeet
fashion suggestive of Hara Bernhardt
Hlie talked iottd, and our aouls were
dtsjuietal within us when, after a few
dav» ioquamtaiice, she made hers
s
Mr. Therwux came boa** be
went out and found the anake dead,
aa** cat off hia rattlao, of which theee
were savaa -Pitt*burg Ditpub h*
T»» B4,«*ed of Health hev» control ef
Uh railwava, becatme tibey do tW
i urn*-. cwfTkm trade
1
If
lemiiiar enough t» break out in Math
odisl camp-meeting ^tyle, singing in aa
uncultured voice ami rustic method,
•cme old "by aod bv" hymn. It waa
painful, and it grew daily, "MoCJin^r,"
and Nearer my Ood" ia the same
•train. The quiet, after-dinner hour,
ao pragma to city women, when the
darkened rooms reat and refresh, waa
all unknown to Will's wife Bhe choae
that hour to run the sewing-machia*
and sing, "1 shall be satisfied." Ah,
but we tried bravely not to let Will aee
that we were astonished, but it waa hard
to do.
Annie waa her name Her reply lo
the aalutatioa, "How do you do? waa,
"I do as I pleaae when I cao." Shew*
always asked what the matter" with
doing whatever was propoaed. Will
looked plagued at the time of grandpa's
funeral when we were talking about
how w» should go. Annie asked "how
a&aay rigs" the family wouid neel She
never thought it worth while to put a
hat ou to walk a square down aUreet.
8he didn't do it at Springvailev and
aaw no need of it iu the city
Bhe had no end of crochet edging tad
all the numerous decorations with which
naoy women en}oy themselves aud her
room hntkevl like a big sample caee of
hohdav gxxla. Annie empkuMuaed her
ataieuienU with "and dou't you forget
it and her reply to ordinary questions
was "You bet"* We groaned the
•nirtt over count leas j^ecuharitie* aad
\m hy»n teaea "we«t oa tm
erer."
But one dar a terrfble thest«r oe
gurred down town, one of thoee whole
gale horrors which convulse a ooai
Kiunity, and the patrol wagons were
earrymg the crushed and brtnsHi vic
tims in every direction. A »wift met
aeuger came to our house to tell as that
our Will was among the crushed and
dying And aooti they brought the
prostrate form which
HO
short a time
before had tieen bounding with life and
yotiUi and love His wife did not
scream nor madly tear her hair, aa we
feared the might ahe turned very
white and beat over hm form with 0«e
dee} «ob aa she whiepered. "Oh, aiy
Uod! if tt be poeaible (pan hia te
But it waa aot to be. 1 he weary day*
and terrible nights saw Annie always at
his aide, with gentlest touch smoothing
the pillow and listening for eome word
from the dvmg man ao sweet aad
|*tient, though her l.eart was breaking
And when it uamt-. the awful utillness
in the hou-se, the darkened parlors, th*
shadow igath, who wa bravest of us
all? It wa* Annie, whose |»ale face
waa a statue of grief, whose singing waa
silent forever and through all the
dreadful orleal mute «#ooy she weal
alKiut pitiful in her sorrow that f«r
pity fact rirteued inb love, and wa
opened the moat sacred places ia o«r
heart* forevcriuora to "Will#
r«Mw Hi/ting*.
r«ewltaH«e» eT WeeeS
Ericaaon oever cliang«Ml hi* style of
dreea from the clothing which he wore
when he landed in this ooiwtiry to the
time of bis death. He wore woolen
knitted underclothing aad very long
stookiaga which were neariv half aa
inch thick, both summer ani winter,
and when hia friend* woof through the
house after his death hi« clothing was
found rolled up in small bundle*, each
labelled with its contents, and
stowed away in a number of small I
lookers be had in his rooift. Me al
lowed no one to interfere with hia cloth
ing, and waa moat methodical in taking
care of it.
The case ef a fellow-oouatryman of
his who waa ia distress came to hia
nearly twenty years since, and he
stantiy helped the man oat oi
trouble. u bet* neatly he found
that the man s birthday fell ou
same date as hi* own. He made
memorandum wither of the tuau'tt name
or address but every yeai lie drew a*
check for $1IM), which he sent on every
anuivoraary of his birthday to the poor
stranger, and the stubs of theee checks
were found anv-ng his paper*.
i
ia
ku
out
the
ao
He was careless in money aiattots,
although a go.h! bnsinea man in many
wavs. His
secretary
u^ed notify him
when his bank balance was getting low.
when be would dictate a letter to the
Oovarnmeut or to Mr lalamater for a
remittance mi account of royalties due
him although he never troubled about
their payment ctcept m* he needed the
money for current ei|eiiaee.
Ericaaon had a habit of j^'king th«
fire in his big •pen lire grate when he
waa thinking out some abstruse
problem. He wore out ao many fire
irons that for many veers before hta
death be used to order jiokers of
wrought iron about five feet ioug, with
winch he would pound th« tire and
grates till the pokera wore away by be
ing constantly kept in uae while at
white heat He bought them bv tie
doxeu at a time. When he waa s*ck,
ahortly Mors his death, hia phyaictan
ortlereii him take broth nru *tarcL
aod other light food He immediately
ordered two dozen wooden spoons, and
would ait ovar the stove stirring his
food himself until the spoon got what
he considered too eld lot ua*, whet be*
would throw it away aad take a aew
I one.
Wtlr TlMT A ellwtt Atllawtor fMura.
Did you ever see an alligator paar
If not, take a look at the first uncouth,
object on a fruit stand, Mid you will
1 atrika it dead sure.
They weigh about a pound apiece,
aod when unripe are aa graeu as th#
man who thinks ne car, be elected U*.
1 oagreas, and when ripe an about th»y
cvlor of a second-baed mahogany b©d
•teed with plenty of varuiah apriakl«4
aver it.
Thev d#»rive their aeaie from the factp
that alli«rators are verv fond of them,,
and get a plentiful supply by standini
knocking
thi
their haa^lx and knockini
off th# iimbs
idlngt
fruit
the
of
the tree with
J'lgr id a t' ivr
leir taila^
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