The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 7, 1893 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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THE UPPEU DES MOtNES, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE T 1893. A BAD PLACli. A Region Where Punishment of Assassins Was Impossible. Occasionally these dull times reminiscences of the past spring tip afount the comfortable firesides of some of th old -timers. One evening recently ( Ferguson (Ncv.) Lode innn called n the house of a friend. At least hnl a do/,eii old timers were present and th heroic and bloodthirsty deeds and th fast life lit tlio early seventeens wcr< the subjects of the evening's convorsa tion. instead of nu expression of sym -'|y a smile would take Its plac •with the speakers as they would reeal the Jiiainier In which UIUT.V, Minimi . King, Courtney, Lovl, Cody, ai'id a hos of others would Iny out. either one o their own gang or some Innowut tin ••• fortunate, »» are the cases when tin Hermcsc and Raymond and Ely gangs were at war and human beings bo^uni murderers for a compensation of $20 i day. i How even an unfortunate wonini met her doom at the hands of one w the gang by means of a knife and re volver because she refused to eontinm to maintain a, contemptible gamble) in funds aud luxury. One thing com mendable with a few of them was tha they would meet each other face to face If occasion demnnded It. Courtney nixl some others were of this class, but (he, end which Invariably comes to all mt.r derers In time came to many of these 1 It was not long In coining to Courtney but his end was the most cowardly of nil, having been approached from bcMnd and six balls sent Into his back before ho had time to turn around The Woods and McCarthy murdei caused one of the speakers to become a little excited as he narrated it. Woods was murdered. McCarthy had a knife,with a ten-Inch blade and drove U.iiifn Wcods from his ho .id in his hips until from loss of blood ha could no longer throw up his hands, and then began to stagger. Then his murderei fbrccd him against the house and crm- pleted the work of death. One of the strangest things and customs) of the early days was that no murderer would bo punished. They would commit the deed, give themselros up to the law, only to be Immediately turned free to carry on their villainous destruction. "What mnn for breakfast this morning?" was, as 1 a, rule, the first question of every one. The very air itself seemed to thirst for human blood in those days. Even the children's greatest amusement was to get broomsticks and call them knives, revolvers and shotguns, a.nd use several hours of each day in their mock fights. There were women whose wrath would occasionally get (he better of their good judgement, but they would not resort to weapons; a little vocal and then heavy pugilistic exorcises would usually settle their little differences. There were two or three whose grit made some of the bravos of the day call for lee water. "There was one, were she in her prime today," the speaker went on to say, "I would match in the ring for any amount against Corbctt, Why, I once saw her chastise a heavy-weight of her sex, and the manner in which she pommeled her was a. sight. The Ixiys jfiormed a. circle, seconds, referees, etc., • -were selected, and round one began, but that was the only round, and It ,vf.s ..of nn hour's duration. They were both gritty, but betting -vas nil on -i'io (.no I mention most proml.ij.nly. Jt was -decided a. draw, and Billy, sitting over there," pointing to one of tho party, "gathered up enough hair to u.ake a pillow, which I believe lie has In use 'to this day. Isn't that so, Billy?" "Yes," was the reply. i "Great times in those days, boys, and 1 would like to see some of them again." HOW TO TREAT A WATCH. ''An Old Watchmaker Gives Advice Worth Following. "Bear in mind," said an old watchmaker the other day, "that n; watch is, hi its way, almost as delicate a piece 1 of meolmnlsm as the human system. As it is necessary for a man Avho wishes to keep in good health to take his meals regularly, so it Is necessary to feed a watch at regular Intervals. You food a Avntch by Avinding it up. Therefore have a certain hour for winding your \vatcilii and never deviate from it, "You can regulate your own Avalch if you A\ill only study its peoulntitles. See this little arm? Well, if your \vatc-h Is running slow, turn that arm Avlth the blade of your penknife a In fle toAvard the .letter 'F.' It' it h running fast, turn It in tho opposite direction toward 'S.' Don't move the arm more tihan a fraction of an Inch, for if that will not snfnco your watch needs a watchmaker's care. "Don't open tho inner case of yom watch more than is absolutely necessary. Every time yon open it dust swoops in upon tlie works, and it takot 'very little dust, to put a Avatcii out of order. In nine cases out of leu when ; watcilu is brought to me to bo cleaned 1 can toll Avilh my glass the business the owner of the watch follows, I examin cd a watch the other day and told in} customer that lie worked in AVIIO!. lie admitted tho fact. I had found some small particle.') of wool in tho works of his Avatch. "Have a chamois case for your watcl or a chamois lining in your watch, pock et. It preserves the case and keeps li from got ting scratched. I have bean* men say that a watch with a chamois case A\ill keep no better than ono with out such protection, but that is non sojwo. "ff you work near electrical Instru inenls or tide on electric cars yoi should havo your Avatcii demagnetized Tho real cost of this Is almost nothing There is a machine for tho purpose You place the Avateh on the positive side and then the negative. There Is "I have heard men say that It was impossible to take a sick watch to a jeweler without being told that the trouble lay In a broken main spring. But how little men who wear watches khoA\ about mainsprings! Broken main springs come as a sort of epidemic. Don't laugh;' I am simply telling you a fact. A year ngo this spring I was flooded with Watches, the mainsprings of which had snapped. A. poeullaiitj of the breaking was that, each of the 25 or more turns to the spring was severed, and that the breaks were in ti straight line from the center to the circumforoilcc of the spring. "Now let me add a few words na a sort of liual. The best as -well as tlu cheapest watch' movements in the world are made In England and Airier! ca. It's all well enough to talk about Swiss watches, but In point of accurate time keeping there never has been made an expensive Swiss watch that was a whit superior to a good English or American one. "Wind your watch regularly, regulate It, study Its mood In both hot and cold, keep the inner case closed, get It demagnetized and don't call the watchmaker a robber when he tells you that the mainspring of your watch needs renewal." PLENTY OF PEACHES An Unusually Heavy Crop of Pine Fruit In Maryland Tills Year. The reports from all parts of the state Indicate an unusually heavy peach crop tMs summer. On the eastern shore the trees are in excellent condition, and the growers are expectipg large yields, says a Baltimore dispatch to the St. Louis Republican. It is a curious and interesting fact; that the best peaches are HOAV grown in the mountain region of the state. Five years ago a gentlemen owning farm laud on the western slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains tried fruit raising as an experiment. He was astonished at tile result. The peaches were superb 1 in size, color and lusclousncss, and they easily brought advanced prices In the market. TUio effect of Ms success was to stimulate the fruit-raising interests of tlio mountain region and the Cumberland Valley. Land that was begging for a few dollars an acre jumped up to O and some of it now could not be had for $200. There is a peach belt extending all iloug the western slope of the inoun- :ains from southern. Pennsylvania to Harper's Ferry. A vieAv from the elevations show a pa.tch-work of peach rees, many of which are now In bloom, n WasMngton county alone there are u>w nearly three million trees and ttiolr product tins season will amount o hundreds of thousands of dollars. This fruit is a little late in ripening, nit ite superior quality commands a good price. Much of it is shipped to vestom markets. These nre known in ilaryland as mountain peaches, and tfli'ey bring twice as much In- the Balti- uoro market as the eastern shore fruit, he poach men In Maryland', the low awls as well-as the mountains-, are ery fearful of the cholera. If it should 'ome it. will be the ruin of the market ud wall bear severely upon thousands if small growers in the peach belt of Maryland and Delaware. Tliey feel lint the inhibition against fruit impo&- d in all cholera visitations- vrill 1 bo 'specially strict in regard to- peaches, iid as that has always been the- case-, hoir fears are well founded'.. Reports rom all t!he counties in the state where icaches are grown show that the rop will, Iwirring accidents, be 25 per lent, more than the average' crop. TWO CLEVER, MEN". Sketches of Whltelnw Reid and Mtrrnt Halstead. Whttolaw Reid, Avlio has- recently rc- urnod to New York from a somewhat irolonged Avostorn trip, looks as old as loraco Greeloy ( dld 10 chtys before his loath. Not that Mr. Reid is iu any langor of breaking doAvn like his illus- rious predecessor. On tlie contrary, i Is health is good and ho takes n keen ntorest in life. But his gaunt form, rhiu face and grilled hair shoAV tlie MVects of time. It is a type of face which, like Mark Twain's and J. J. Ingalls 1 , looks fairly young in a picture,. >ut shows all the more Avhen soon in the flesh. Two other men from Mr. Reid's own [Mitourago are hero Avith us, a Avalkiug lomindor (that ho Avar AVIIS long ago. Mttrnt Halstoad AVUS, like Reid, a llery and untamed Avar correspondent, wlio Avroto vivid dispatches on the head >f a barrel and called for more fighting. Mr. Halstead is still ono of the hardest working journalists of the country, and hLs Impressive face and stalwart figure are soon everywhere. Reid, ,m the other hand, is a recluse, Ho prefers to Avork at homo, and is rarely at tho Tribune building, Avhero, indeed, he has no longer any active duties. Halstoad -turns out more copy than any two youngsters, though lie is probably not. in as good physical condition as Reid. But the liveliest gentleman of sixty or Ihoroubouts you ever saw is Joe Howard, whoso "Jr.," stands for perpetual youth. Howard was coeval AAith Hold and Halstend before tho flood, lie turns out nu nvnlnnche of copy daily, is always cheerful and chipper, and is as light on his feet as if his hair and board had not grown while since his memorable Ft. Lafayette experience. Not many more of tho old-timers are about. J. C. Croly died some years ago. Maj. Williams is still in the harness, but his Avar time experience- was in tho lighting, not the writing line. Brethren, the Avar Avas 30 years ago! COR WIN ANti THE FIBDLER. Tom Was Too Much of a Politician to Be Beaten by a Fiddle. A story often told lijy Mr. Blalne and attributed to the personal experience of Thomas Corwln related how the latter In some. Kentucky-made society ran for the legislature against a fiddler, S;iys George Alfred Townscnd hi the Chait- tnuqunn. Corwin would apply all his wit, humor, mimicry, and anecdote, wherein he was fanned, but the fiddler would reply only by turnlg up and striking a familiar air. The children and women, all who had loved, flirted, sung, and danced, thus becniuo his constituents' and time with their feet, till, as he varied tho entertainment, some would waltz and some would shout and'all would feel that infection winch Orpheus had imparted to the clods and stones. Mr. Corwin fait that the fiddler would beat him for the legislature unless hi some way the animosity of the countryside could be turned against the musician. Watching closely he perceived that the fiddler was left-handed At the next and deciding district in the campaign the tiddler, with the usual approval gave his first piece. "Stop my .fticnUi!" exclaimed the orator, advancing amid the displeasure of the crowd, which wanted less talk and more fiddling, "I want yoii to treat my constituents with more respect! Yesterday you played that tune with care and pains. You played it with your tight hand. Don't come here among these intelligent poeple of Crupper district and trenfi them with disdain. Piny that tune again as you played It yesterdaiy to the 1 seminary people in SuaffletoAATi districtT' . There was a pause. The excellent fiddlei' hrtd not tho c> n- fldence of speech even to deny rl e- fn- sinuati'on. He was confounded' at the charge, for ho had trained only hls : left hand. "Play that beautiful tune for ficse highly intelligent and worriiy people with your right hand!" insinuated C< r- wln. The fiddler's month was open' but he miMife no answer and shifted! not his fiddle bow. "Piny, Johnny; mth your rigM hand!" roared the crowd'.. The man of one- talent hidden 1 in his sinister hand, wns insulted and 1 ' driven from tlie ground arad Corwin sarraT the election. ROADS OF NORWAY. Built Otefc of the Profits Made <rar the Sale of The visitor to Norway has not trn- frequentljr occasion to> admire the B'etiu- ty of the* roads that climb to thc-surn- nits of tffie- loftiest Sill's-.. They airo- hr 10 hnriiy to finish their journey,, for, ndeed, mrnry is quita-o-itt of the question if tH«y are to perform it Aviithi- my beneflir. tan wayfarers;. They irarlte IT. :ong zigzag"' and wintT serpentwiso lit •irnumerabfo' repetitious- of the letter -SB fo> the mousrrfeain tops- Tlie distance as Hie crow ni'fts may Be- two or tlVvee uiles, but iillte roadmaKer tlthiks nothing- >f making- a dozen oft rt.. The peasant •caches h'iSr lint fromi' tlie plain a-t ai .•ost in engjlmoering oof ninny thousand's >f pounds. Yet Norway is a poor- eoum- try, and trte traveler wHo Is new to> fit tnd who Has not yot averhaulad' Ms boote is at first a little puzzled to understnm! by what magic of strative IffixD-rality tlte* -work has* ilono. His wonder is 110*1 dtennishcd? wfii*n ho is tolffl 1 tbat this; triumph of spirit is a>Il due to the sale off dlinsk, says the JLoadon Daiiiy News. Tfiic 1 inoad s probaMy n "drijUt-rostd;" that is to say, it has been nuid'e* out of ffite pro- Its of' izte drink tawte. It i»- bjr no nen us -tfte- only bejuetlt derived' from the same source. The d-rink not only helps to make the road*— lit gives substantial in aid to. education, museums,. and gymnastic school's; to hos* : utals;. homes fop the- poor, orphan asy- and many other institutions otf 1 the same kind.. It even, to lofty clis. regard of tlie ]»reoept against scethitag the kid in its mother's milk, contributes the support of the totel-abstineaco movement. All these benefits are said to be> due to the fact, that Norway lias imported' tlie Gothenburg system from Sweden, the sister country of its origin:. The Gothenburg system,, as eviicybody knows, is an attempt to reduce the drink traffic l*y limiting the jM-ofits off those engaged in it, and consequently reduomg their temptation ta promote stimulate the drink traffic. Norway, In this resipect, was supposed to be superior to the sister kingdom In "purity of motive.'* Mr. Mlchell is not of that opinion. The .mere preferential payment of 5 per cent to the shareholders, he says, in Itself affords nit exceedingly strong motive for the promotion of the traffic. A safe 6 per cent Is not so easily earned nowadays, and, ns a matter of fact, the sharps of tlie unauthorized drink companies are often aboVe par. The municipal right of repurchase at pat- alone prevents them from being con- ritantly BO. Moreover, their position gives great political and social power to tho shareholders, and thus creates a strong drink interest of another kind. There are both conservative and radical drink rings in the smaller towns. The larger the benefits at the disposal of a c,ompany the greater are the benefits which a town expects, to reap. The drink profits harmonize with the ignorant impatience of taxation common to the whole human race, and tlie municipalities are constantly tempted to make the liquor pay for all. Some of the companies have as good an eye for the selection of sites as the licensed victunler before them; aud, so far front being indifferent to the spread of their business, they are trying to drive all the remaining publicans out of the Held. As the people are compelled to purchase In large quantities, in order to diminish dram drinldng, they are often tempted to an indulgence far beyond the needs, real or fancied, of the moment. With all that, every experienced person knows where to find a dram when he wants it. In face of nil this we have the undoubted fact that the consumption of drink has fallen enormously since the system was introduced. Mr. Michell admits this, but he maintains that the fall was mainly due to tile coincidence of a season of great Industrial depression, and that a steady upward rise has begun. It lias never, however, reached the old figure, though there is nothing to show i'liat tlfe prosperitjy has not. D.runk- cnness, Mr. MiclicII says, is still very common, and, worst of all, it Is frequently induced 1 by .abominable liquor; for in spite of their supposed indifference to profit, tlie companies still have strong inducements to make as much as they c«n: The one point -which Mr. Micliell constantly overlooks is that all'Hie-profit, short of tlie fixed deductions is- after alf expended on public objects, and 1 tliat therefore the bano and antidote are, in a, measure, side by sKl'e. . Hts- report is fortunate iiv the moment of its appearance, and it will well repay tlie close study it will' undoubtedly receive; DISb&DTANTAGES OF BEAUTY. A Pretty Face' fo Not Always- Desirable. It is- unnecessary to dwell upon- the benefits)- which may come to women- from being fair- a-nd graceful. Tliese have been too long- sung by poets- and described by romaireers, says Lilh'e-Dev- ereux Blake- in- the- Wasliington- Post. Let us; rattier; soberly consider- what are tlie disadvantages of being a pretty •woman; At fil-st. i't sounds almost a- contradiction- Iiv terms to suggest' such. a thought "Disadvantages!" excliiims- the tliouglWess girl, "there can -He no* disadvantages- in- being pretty; at 1 least aiB' willing- to- risk all the disadvantages If T caiv liave- tho advantages;"" Let- us look into this question' more- closely; nerertlleTcss-. "•The fatal gift of beauty." Keats- called it, and tlto phrase has biion only too- often- iminftaHy- realized in woman's^ history. "The fatal gift of beauty!"' How of toir ho've women thus; fatMfly endowed' brougiit misery, nofa only to others,- Unit to themselves. How often- lifls--anainlinpi>5'gili, dying in Mcr-youth, dishonored and' d'eswtwl, oxcSiilncd' hit- Srorly:- "Beauty wws my cursu.-"' Amur's- nroyetv was:- "Gire me neither riches nor- poverty,'", awcl a woman- in* tile- dawn of' life-,, white, of coureo,-. glad' to. escape- tlie laist'ortene of absolute plainness, might well desire a pleasittg appearance rfabhoi- feban the splcndlf? beauty. which- ibftecictttcst olid' too. often destroys;. Iu> the- Sl'st place if a womatt wishes to earn her- own living, af'whuii benefit is beauty-?- It is a AVOKSO thniv useless gLTb; it i& a disadvantage. "-Ml on accoirat of my unitortunacc appearance- sa'irl tho New Magdalen-, of Wi'tklo Collins-'' novel. She was so. handsome that IK)' o-ne wished tOi employ her. Any pretty woma»< who>lteis- ever tried to tr.mssiot business has felt the- indignant mood flush, nor- check- at the eom- tlu> consumption. Associations or cam- me-nt that her ontimce into- an office has patties sanctioned by law obtain a total caused'. Let an. ordinary-looking person. a partial monopoly of the supply of drink in particular districts, and all the money they make over 5 per cent which is regarded as tho legitimate interest on tlioir capital, is devoted to oate-r and she is treated 1 only- with respectful courtesy, but let a young and bonny lady appear, and how quickly every man In the place seems to know it! What curious glance's follow her purely public and philanthropic objects. «« he goes hrto the private office! How Tho barkeeper is, In a measure, a | much interest is taken in the time of public lolllcer. He receives a salary I her stay! Kvery one knows that quiet which is wholly Independent of tho find rospoetablo married men distinctly amount if business done on tho promises, object to employing as typewriter or and he is under very strict regulation [Stenographer a handsome girl, and as to his dealings with drunken persons j quite properly, too, since the presence anil minors. Ho is quite disinterested j ° e ono so endowed would bo likely to in a pecuniary sense, and has no more' awaken scandal whore all was most temptation to "posh tho sale" than a innocent in the relations of employer vender of postage stamps. This is tho ! >nd employe* Gothenburg system in its ideal of pur-1 A pretty young Irish, girl applied to I pose and, as many contend, In the real-1 a lady for a place. Tho lady, who was jizod benefits of its re-suits. i herself a beauty, after a few inquiries, till I was aftlier Wishin' I wns marked like me slsthcr Bridget.'' The perpetual cloud of suspicion which follows the handsome, woman every where t is a constant source of annoyance and too often of injury. No matter how circumspect her conduct may bo, men AVill nduilteher, will thrust their attentions upon her, -will often in spite of Ifersolf place her in -compromising situations. It is not. her fault that they come Avhero she Is, but most people are ready to declare that they would not hang about her without encouragement, and she is blamed for frivolity or worse, when the men and their attentions are nllke unwelcome. Mrs. A—, a charming young widow, was spending the summer,at a seaside resort. Sho was there for six mouths, and during that time eight men visited the place on her account. Not one of them had been Invited to come, not one of them had even Avritten to her to ask if the visit would be agreeable; each man had found out from the papers or from mutual friends that sho was there, and as the hotel was open to all comers, he came Avhen it suited him. Once there, as Ills time was limited, he had no wish to speak to any one else, but did his best to devote every moment to the lady whom he came to see. "She Is such a flirt," was the natural comment, "men are running after her all the .time I Well, I don't know about it, but I don't think such a womnn is a A r ery desirable acquaintance, do you?" Other women, thinking Avith a shudder how their sens might be led to marry the siren in spite of her two children, or how even' their husbands might bo bewitched bv her, concluded! it woidd be tho safest policy to turn tltc cold shoulder to the poor tiling. It was not her fault. She had done nothing wrong. The men who had come had none of them interested her especially. They Avero acquaiiitaces or friends whom she liked, and she could not bo rude to them. More than one of them AA-ere avoAved lovers, Avho- came to learn their fate, and insisted upon intervioAvs private enough to provide the opportunity to ask the impoitant question. But she could not proclaim tlint she had refused these excellent mon. She' could only suffer in silence the misconstructions ' placed upon her conduct, AAiiicli were due entirely to her unfortunate appearance, A plain or ordinary looking Avomaii may Avith impunity do many things on which one "divinely-fair" may not A r on- hire. As an illustration: Another summer, at another watering place, the belle in a house full .of people was air unmarried Avoman of 27. She was a celebrated beauty; but she was unwed- cTocl simply because- thus far she had never loved any man Avell enough to accept his hand. She was not only A'ory good looking, but' full of animation, a Brininiit talker, and"" endowed .with groat charm of manner: There was in the same house a quiet married man. Ho wa.s there Avithoui? Ms irife, Avho AVOS a-t the sick bed of her mother. Mr. O. had with him his- two children, their irscy governess, having come to the mountains for the-benefit of Ms little ones Ho talked' sometimes with tlie Indies whom ho knew, clisittlng a good deal ATth Miss F., a. plain, sensible single wmn.'in. One- day tho house- was in an uproar. Mr. O—had Avalkod' up and down tho piazza for half an-Hour during the tif tor- noon with the b'ell'o and had danced Avlth her in the evening. S'o> ntneh was said about this incident that ono irate indy spoke to "tho coquette," as they called! her, aboutr Her misdoings. When the case Avas stated' "tho coquette" opened her large-eyes- and gazed at her assailant in surprise, "•What if I iiW Avaflc wi'Mu Mr. O— ?" site saW. "We happened to got upon tfe subject of'' geology, Avhlch Ls ono of my fads, and Avhfcll I AVS-S surprised' tt» fffttl lie Imis studied extensively. I' Sm-ve never stripped 1 off' Mix* piazzas witlli .Mr. O—, AVhllb he-hits taken long Avalks with Miss F—, and! ho danced Avith her twice last night; Why d»n't you scoMI Her?" "Miss F—; oh,. Miss F— is different" That AVUS till she could! say. Yes, different because she Avas plain; safe, because slu* had not tho "fatal gift of beauty," able toi go through life quiietly AviUi no/ cruel" Avords said* to her, sure to have- hosts of Avomon friend* and secure from t&o unwelcome ntteatious of men. and thought no inbre about it for a long time. One night, however} Some weeks ago, 1 was arotised from a deep sleep by n noise in niy room, and whoa I awoke 1 discovered a number of bucks and squaws, standing about tny bed. They had an o^d-fashioned lantern, such as our .graiulfath'jrs used, with holes ptuiclied in it to let tlie light sl}lno through from a tallovv- that burned dimly inside. They told lite that the chief was dead and that they luut come as requested to have me arrange for the funcrnl. They were bent on having It take place at once, bttt I. persuaded them to wait till morning. On the following day we buried Capt. Joe on the banks of the Colorado about two miles from town. The Indians came for miles and gatiliiered by hun* dreds to see their chief started on his long journey, to the happy hunting grounds. 3uud!le9 of mosquito wood were brought by willing hands, and when they had been formed into an enormous heap the body of Joe. was placed oil tlie top and a match applied tit the bottom. As tho flames caught the dry wood and licked their way upward the Indians formed' a great clr» cle about the funeral pyre, and with thej most fantastic gyrations of the bod|) wailed a funenil dirgo so weird'.that | actually felt the cold chills chase eaofi other up my spinal column. This com tinned for hours, but at last the pyre burned out and the body was reduced to ashes. These tihcy covered with a heap of dirt and then the feast begun. "Nine horses, six cows and. seven- sheep were slaughtered In quick order, and while tho flesh was still quivering they cut tho carcasses Into huge sections and threw them into the steam'- ing pots that hung over groat fires built In pits dug for tuc purpose. While i tihis was going on the Indians stood' around eager for the feast, and the moment the flesh was cooked through there was n scramble. A buck' or a squaw would seize a chunk of half- cooked horseflesh 7 , and, eating it with tlie avidity of a wild animal would make a rai'cT on the boef, following It; with an attack on- the mutton. In this way they would eat until tliley were completely gorged and would crawl offj in- the bush and sloop,, only to awaken and' feast 'afresh. For three days andj nights this continued until every mouth-] fid' of meat was eaten and the bones, picked clean. / j "During the entire time the widow of the chief was not allowed to eat, b(' with her face painted' black with grea;, taken from tlie box of a railroad c 1 ?. was- compelled to sit alone and mouilj with all the weird wail's she could coil nurndl I (l Wli'en it was all over- the Indiaii wont back to their old' liray life- to awnl another' feast."' ' !' GIRLS' IN SUIEPNTf CARS. GAIVE HTM A GOOD SEND-OFF. jilist—"I Avould like to get a pcnslo: Pensi<X\ Agent—"Were you injured j^hUeua It has now in its application to Nor- j satisfying herself that tho maid was way boon made the subject of a vain-1 " ood mul honest, took her Into her ser- ablo foreign ollico report by Consul i vk '°- Tlll! P°° 1 ' « irl Wils exceptionally Oonornl (Michel 1 of Ohristla'nna, tho I Spiteful, nnd finally in a burst of con- publication of jtvhich at the present moment is a most timely service to those engaged in the discussion of public af- Hdonco told her of her di(ltcullio.s in getting a sdliuatlon. "It's me looks, ma'am," she said deprecatlngly, as if fairs. Some of tluun, however, win | she were to blame for her appearance derive but small comfort from Mil. ' Mlchell's studios. It has that the Gothenburg syst intercd bettor in Norway/ -n in Sweden. In tho latter wumiY jlie pi-oil Us nm^lLimllofl tn ..tht>..M>ftrihfll 1 nf . nuMJp . '* wuMn't have you about the house,' ion alleged ' S:1 3' S W11U lart J'> <fls lf I was some kind j is admin- of <f <wer.' 'I really couldn't have you for account of mo sons,' says another more perllto spoken, and one baste of Wel'rd Scones at tho Cremation of a Stej'ave Indian Chief. San Francisco Examiner: Dan Murphy, who- owns tho greater- part of all That is valuable in the town of Needles, Is liere-.. "A short time ago," ho said last iiiglit, as he pulled his big soft hat thaught- fulljr over his eyes, "I took part in one at' tho strangest funeral cere-monies llhat was over soon in tho west. Tho corpse was that of Capt. Joe, tho old chief of tho Mojaves, and who-was ono of the best known Indians of the west. Joo was one of my friends for years, and while just a plain everyday sort of a buck In life- ho Avns something of a philosopher aud an all-round good follow in his way, although he was inclined to drink a little too much when he could got it. "A couple of years ago Joe came to me and in ono of his bursts of confidence told mo flint, 11$ ho "was growing old and ho realized that his strenglji was failing, ho had decided to prepare for death. Ho had told his relatives, ho said, that when ho died ho wanted mo to lake charge of tho body and give him tho best send-off I could. He wanted tho thing done up in regular Indian style, but he wanted it to bo about tho finest thing of the kind that could be arranged. " 'Mo heap big Injun, Dan, 1 he suggested. 'Heap hoss, henp cow, heap ' (iowt Hints About What Tlrey Shoulj THc Aviso gii-r knoAA r s= that nothing quite so desirable for Avca-r in th sleeping car as a AvniDper of darl colored flannel. It may be stated as i positive fact, that Avouieu Avlio try t| ma.Ka themselves look coquettish iu '. sleeping car, and AVOAI-- elaborate- ueg liges or laco trimmed' Avrappors, sho-n, BJ extremely tod" tasto writes Rlitlt Aslvfiff more iii a seasonable artielb on- The AW: of Traveling Easily Iii the- Ladies!, is Home Journal. Experience- has tauglMJIf tlatt a wrapper of soft flannel' in stripesjf of black and'blue, made in tho simplest!!, fashion, is most useful: When she Isfiff ready to go to bed, and the porter ar^ ranges her- berth iftr- her, sho goes t<! tlie toilet room, taking Avith her, hefi sli'nwl" strapped package. She remove! her shoos and stockings;, puts on th< knitted slippers that slio has taften ou of'her 15tig, removes any garment! Avhlolii site pleases, and' assuming hei wrapper; which lias boon- folded in he] shnwlstrap repairs-to her berth-. Afte fastening- tho buttons of tho curtains she disposes of Her clothing ns best shi! can, folding each article smoo-thly and carefully and placing her money, watcl' and tickojts in- her Avrapper pocket! And tiion sho should try to rest—tb|f porte-r Avill call.her in> good season, an her Mcket Avill not be nskocl for du tho night. 1'n her shnwlstrap, AV.~.. shows as its outer wrapping a shawl < traveling, rug, she may hnA'e her ovi pitlow if sho desires it. But this is rM a necessity, as tho cars are supplfj with linen that is usually fresh a'l clean. In tho morning the wise gl A\ill put on her stockings and shoes bed, leaving tho lacing or buttoning- < them until later. Then she will assur\ her other garments and repair to 1 toilet room Arhcre she should as ex ditiotisly as possible make herself ne, trim and fresh, that her friends wl -are to meet her. may not find her du> or travel-stained. Tills she should quickly, that she may not bo clas,- among the AA'omon AAiio are tho of all considerate women on „<„ cars—tho women Avho take and h' possession of a toilet room as if it a fort. >ld Mrs. James G. Blnhio, Jr.,—she Is how Mrs. Dr. Bull—has a very pretty foot— small, slender and gracefully arc ice! Sho is fond ,,f wearing hi the houle a plain pau^t leather slipper, Avltli a tiny bow. Owing to the stiffness in pier knee ono foot is found to be considerably in ovidoiulo as sho sits. "I rcinomber Avhen I was going to .school," .sho said, "ft gb-i Avho T was always sticking out lior foot Avhou she sat down, l told hoi- ono day that it was voi-y bad manners for her to show her foot so much. Sho got terribly angry at me for it. And now, you so# I suppose this is a soi-t of. judgment upon mo. i can't draw my foot out of . sight If I want to."~-Now York Record-

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