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Married. Fold summer gowns and placa In scented, cedar chest. Tl.e screen door waist and skirt. The hose and all the rest! , Hunt madly through the house For furs and heavy wraps, fiom the folds 'Shake moth-ball- s And find the winter caps! Bring on the thread and cloth,' The seinggirl and shears; Get busy with the stuff And spurn youv hubbys sneers! The time of year has come When you must spend a lot. 'i For when you come out new Tour clothes must touch the spot! ' How can X loke and sing Of this, light verses make. ! When even now my purse Is flattened like a (pan) cake? Four eagles for a hat. Twelve dollars for some braid. Five extra belts at ten How can I stand the raid? Six twenties for the silk. A couple more for shoes I No wonder that a man Is cross and gets the blues! So fold the gowns and lace. Put filmy things away, Just spend and sew and rip. And I the bills will pay! A Perilous Ride. It was just too lovely and romantic for anything! For two long, beautiful weeks of glorious summer weather, Bings and his wife floated down the Wisconsin river in a great, roomy boat, camping, fishing and foraging to vary the outing. By day birds sang to them from the leafy batiks, minnows darted past in the ripples, and the nodding flowers along the brink made the voyage a fairy-likdrift through a veritable Eden. And on moonlight nights, when the stillness was heavenly, when the starry skies added their poetic fancies, when the soft and subtle moon shed its effulgent glow in streaks across the way, it was like floating in a dream down a river of silver! Arriving at their little flat, after it was all over except the telling, they retired, weary, but enthusiastic. Yet tired as they were the psychological hallucination of drifting, drifting, drifting pervaded their dreams. Strangely both seemed affected. Bings turned restlessly in his sleep and his eyes set his brain to strange nautical rambling. Through the window the moon was "fifciaiog iff - reflected ' rays' upbn the plate glass in the mirrored dresser. To his befuddled brain this was naught else than moonlight on the, water ' and he drifted! At this juncture Mrs. Bings cried out wildly in her sleep: Dear, the rocks! The rocks! Push off the rocks! Oh, cant you stop us? Quick! , The rpcksl Bings was f prompt In action. In state, he exerted his and shoved wonderful strength, against the wall until the bed made a sharp move to free itself from the rapids below. The movement awakened them both. Oh, mercy! what foolishness! gasped Mrs. Bings, here we are at homo in our owl- little bed! exclaimed Well, Ill be jigger. Bings, if we havent a bad caso of the hug. Then he got up, shoved the bed hack against the rocks and got hack Into the boat again. When telling of their visit to the Dells of Wisconsin, this is an omitted chapter except to most intimate friends. The way Preston entered the judges service was this: As everybody knows, the judge is not an enthusiast for outdoor sports. The only physical exercise he allows himself Is horseback riding. He used to own a particularly fine Kentucky saddle horse, one of th rocking chair galted sort and a shhwji animal besides. One morning he was pacing along the Lake Shore drive when a middle-agecolored man who had been stretched on the grass beneath one Of the trees got up suddenly and stood bareheaded in the bridle path before him. Mawnin,-suh- , said the man with a pleasant show of his white teeth. Good morning, returned the judge. What can I do for you? It suhtenly is a fine mawnin, said the man, with a low, melodious chuckle. Excuse me, suh, he continued, hut I wus noticin dat hawss yo is ridin. Dat sholy Is, er fine hawss. Yasser, yo don see a hatvss like dat eveh day. He patted the horse on his, arching neck. It is a fine horse, said the judge. The negro chuckled again in his peculiar fashion. I tell yo, suh, he said, with an air of sudden confidence, I wus jes startin out fo ter walk ter Milwaukee. Is got er place wif er famly dar er line famly, en de place , ' d e half-ope- quasi-drows- y n -- semi-awakene- d i , -- inte- Some beer steins are made in this country, but they do not cut any figure in the trade. Germans, who are the principal buyers of steins, know an imported from a domestic article as a gardener knows his flowers. A man who has spent his youth in Germany, especially if he knows anything of the student life, can tell by merely glancing at a stein In what part of the fatherland it was manufactured. The largest steins Imported hold about eight pints of beer. In Germany they are used in beer halls patronized by university students at Heidelberg and elsewhere. In this country the Germans buy them for 'presents..1 The greatest compliment 6ne german can pay another is to preseijt him' with one of thdse highly decorated steins, on which is implanted a familiar picture in colored clay of his boyhood home, the home of his ancestors, or some incident in German history. Anywhere from $30 to $50 may be . order. , The smallest stein holds exactly of a pint. These are seldom seen in barrooms or rathskellers, even for exhibition purposes.- - They are presented to children in families, just as the English' and 'Americans present china and porcelain cups, with the name of the baby printed thereon in ornate colored letters.' ' These ' small ones, generally steins, like record some incident In German literature, and sometimes cost almost as much as the big opes. Two dollar tor a small stein of this description is moderate price to pay. All imported steins are porcelain lined. The cheapest sort, such as are ordinarily kept on bars in ice packed tubs during the summer, cost about fifteen cents each. There is a heavy duty on them.' one-eight- h tfre-'iat-ge . Poison of the Rattler well-know- n? n few inches of the reptile. The snake was curled and ready for my horse in case the animal but as we did nothing of that sort we were allowed to pass in peace. Again, the truth is that the poison of the rattler does not easily get into the wound inflicted by the fangs in the average human being. For the average human being, nowadays, is clothed, and the holes in the fangs through which the poison comes are rather far up toward the roof of the mouth. Consequently, very often the point of the fangs may enter the skin, while the poison dribbles out harmlessly enough upon the trousers or the boot. It is then that the victim gets scared, fills up on whisky a bad thing in bona fide cases of rattlesnake bite and believes himself marvelously cured when he wakes up next day. Philadelphia Press. side-steppe- It goes without saying that with all of the advancements made since then an engineer had to have more gqod horse sense than now, for now everything is put in his hands, while in Cap. Jims day; the? vhole business was put on the engineer, or nearly so. When the Superintendent sent him out about the only order he gave the engineer was, Do th6 best you know how. I used to hear Cap. Jim tell about the times he had runs on the old H? & St. J., the Horrible & St. Jay 'road they used to call it. He said there was no inspirators to force water into the boiler; no glass ' gauges to tell where you were. The pumps were only operated while the engine was in motion, and if a long wait on a 'side track ran . . , I By Hes all right, said the dog's owner, as the dog half rose and wagged his tail furiously. Only, he added, wfth. a severe eye on the dog, "ties taking up too much room there,; Suppose you turn around and lie down there in that corner sost theres room for somebody else on that platforifi besides you, be 'suggested,' ,,aacfdef, dqg promptly turned, aroqnd. and, crawled to the corner indicated, .Wirp ne curled' himself, .up in the spialiest r ' IMl, ,t! I; , possible space. the man, triumphant- There, said ly, all he wants is a hint. He leaned: to ' clos hack, in his deat,' forgetting ' ' '' the door. Isnt it wonderful! exclaimed one of the standing women, addressing the one who had shivered... , Very, replied she, changing hands on her strap and sighing wearily. Its a pity, though, that there arent some capable dogs that would take a man and make a gentleman of him.- She looked at the dogs owner as she spoke' and he appeared uncomfortable. J ! - There has been found, presumably garret, a hitherto unpublished manuscript by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It appears to have been the intention of the poet to write a second Rime of the Ancient Mariner, showing how that famous old salt on an occasion subsequent to the one commemorated in immortal verse met another wedding guest, this time a lady. The poem was not written, but the marginal notes make its outline and plot as follows: 1st. The Ancient Mariner meeteth another wedding guest, this time a fair ladye. 2d. She is bedight for the nuptial feast, and, being a little late, is hury-in- g to the church to witness the ceremony. 3d. The Mariner holdeth her with his glittering eye and beginneth his gloomy tale. 4th. She endeavoreth to break away, and offereth the aged man the price of a drink, which he accepteth remained in the possession of his family Until five years ago, when Mr. Morgan bought them at a private sale. Old as these vestments are, and they are almost as old as the history of America, the lustre of the satin la still unfaded and the sheen of the heavy gold lace is only slightly dimmed. The embroidery in silver and gold thread is so brilliant as to take on the appearance of varying colors, an effect that is heightened by the countless flowers embroidered in pale unts that have los only a little of 1 their freshness. s use-now- ' . Ancient Babylon was the alluvial land of the Euphrates and the Tigris region, about equal in size to de Italy and was de granary of de of ancient world, with a phenomenal wealth of vegetation and palm forests and olive orchards and vineyards. Canals dug in various directions sefv-e- d to store the waters and to Irrigate de land, and at de same time were the avenues of commerce and trade. Indeed, the Babylon of the Biblical period was the Holland of antiquity. Every king found his glory in de extension of de waterway system, and from the days of Hamurabi through many centuries the work of de ruler in this regard proved to he the greatest blessing to the country. The whole country was practically one vast garden, northward from to-da- . Farmers were friendly toward and didnt light on It with a suit every time & little piece of: The greatest meadow was burned. dread the engine driver had was the character of the track ahead of him. He never knew whether the last train, over it had smashed it into the egrth. or not: When he came to one of the few places where he felt tolerably safe he would let her slide, and old engine ' would heave and pitch like a skiff in a squall, It was worse than a spell of seasickness-till- ' . , a man got used to it. The las time I sw Cap. Jyn hq told me that the pjd Chickasaw was still living. My boy, has graduated in mechanics and he is an .inventor, and all of that, but, smart as he is,' Ill bet he couldnt run ond of the old time ' engines to' save his sheepskin. Between ourselves, I wouldnt like it not now."--.the-railroa- the-littl- e . I , to-t- ry , , . hut nevertheless continueth his tale of woe. 5th. She explained that she hath, a pressing engagement, but he still holdeth her with his glittering eye.6th. She heareth in her mind the strains of the Wedding March, and seeth in fancy the bride walk down the aisle, and is agonized by the thought that she will not be there. 7th, But he still holdeth her with his glittering eye and she cannot choke him off. 8th. But, at last, she maketh a great effort and giveth the Ancient Mariner such a that he cannot get in another word edgewise. 9th. He trieth hard to get in the albatross story, but in vain. He realized dat he is up against it. 10th. Then,' wagging his head dolefully, he turneth away, a sadder and a wiser man. And never from that day did he stop a Wedding Guest of the female variety. William E. McKenna in New York Times. - tongue-thrashin- g The Decline of Babylon T them so cumbersome that they are rarely used and only in services of the most formal character. It is presumed from the style of the deq6r tion that they werd madS 111 Belgium. They were made for a Roman cardinal who was a prince in his own right, for use in his private oratory, and they your water down you had to unosqttl and run your engine up and down on the main line to fill your boiler. If you ran out of fuel' between wooding-stationthe farmers would generously let you have a supply, to be repaid on the return trip. With a good hot fire in the box the flames would roar out of the stack. There werent about sparks they the Ancient Hflariner In a Vestments Old as America ... man. Railroads of Early Days Where Beer Steins Flourish There Is a good deal more fright about the bite of a rattlesnake than there is actual danger, said a physician. I do not mean to say that the bite of a rattler isnt a very serious thing, but I do mean to say that this particular sort of snake is really not so ready or apt to get in his bite as some others. In the first place there is the now generally credited fact that the rattler is the most honest of snakes. He doesnt pick a fight; he doesnt lay in wait for any one. He wont run Very Exclusive. of course, for hes a plucky repaway, They do strange things opt in Wash- tile, but he will curl up and give you ington sometimes. At Harrington two a fair warning from those rattles of bachelor chums went visiting, and his before he to strike. I while absent one of them, renouncing remember once attempts in the west finding a sebohemianism and celibacy, was rattler just ahead of my horses off cretly married. The bride and groom fore feet. I had no weapon of any in the reached home first and retired so I rode on, passing within a bachelor apartments which the two sort, Iu chums had occupied In common. the night the remaining bachelor (turned and entering prepared for rest. Searing his friend peacefully sleeping he decided, to get into bed without a light. The results were somewhat . . . but after the fire brigade Ji&d Folded away in a wooden cabinet in the little church of St. Edward the Martyr, in East 109th street, New York, is a set of church vestments that are probably the oldest and jnost valuable garments of the kind in America. They date from the sixteenth century. They were purchased in Rome by J. Pierpont Morgan from the descendants of the prince of the church who owned them originally. Mr. Morgan presented them to T. Gerry, who in turn gave them to the rector of the Church of St. Edward the Martyr, the Rev. Edward Wallace-Neil- . had town marshal the and responded the excited neighborhood, calmed the The vestments consists of a chabride and groom continued to be so suble, stole, silk burse and veil. They exclusive the bachelor had to hunt are made of the finest pale gray satin, another couch on vt hich to court Mor- elaborately embroidered in colors and pheus that night. Now what do you trimmed with gold lace. The weight of the embroidery and lace makes think of that? - The elderly man with the diamond scarfpin and the thick-sole- d ain' hard. I got er letter hyeh sah, brilliantly polished shoes, who en dat letterll tell yo dat Im all right: was sitting near the door, rolled his I reckon dat hawss is er Morgan, suh! unlighted cigar around in his mouth He is sholy a fine hawss. Wen I and turned to his companion. seen dat hawss cornin along I says ter Yes," he said, you might say that mahsef: Yo-- don want ter go ter it was a gift. If a dog has got anyMilwaukee, Preston. thing la him I can bring it out. I Well?. said the judge. know just how to handle em. It "Yassir, said , the man, ,,I . jes makes me sick to think of the good reckon dat Id erbout as soon stay dogs that are running loose, around with yo an take care er dat hawss. the town that aint got a particle of I tuk er fancy ter him .as soon as I ejercation dogs with sense that only seen him. wants a little training to be a credit I dont know whether' I need a to the man that owns em. I can take a dog and make a gentleman of him. man, said the judge, doubtfully. Dat hawss needs me, said' the Now that dog out there He opened the car door, admitting negro. Yoll see de difference In .him wen I take care of him en I kin a rush of cold air that made the womwait table en clean en cook dar ain an shiver who was hanging to the nawthin I kaint do. Yo tell me strap over his head, and gazed out on whar yo live, suh, en yo kin take the rear platform where a bright, lligent-looking iis letter en fin out erbout me. collie was sitting, reVery well, said the judge weakly, ceiving the admiration of the platform and told his address. When he re- passengers with an air of dignity minturned home that evening Preston, In gled with satisfaction. Is he all right? inquired the other a spotless white jacket, opened the door for him. It may be added that the Milwaukee family gave a good account of the judges new houseman and that he proved even better than the account. Preston, said the judge, a month later, Im not sorry, after all, that I "Did you ever hear of Cap. Jim Mchired you. Intosh? asked an old engineer on Yove got de bay ter thank fo dat, the N. Y. C., with whom the writer judge, chuckled Preston. had been permitted to take a run. Cap. Jim is still living, or was not In long ago, continued the old man. Cap. Jims day when he was running an engine out West, the business was a good deal like running a steamboat. Engines in those days were not numspent on a stein of this sort, and the bered They were named manufacturers in Germany give such after as now. somebody or something. Cap. a wide variety of their native scenwas named the ChickaJims ery that very few steins are made to saw. engine horse-sho- e Hi'i Babylon, between and Bagdav according to the Vonderful reports oh Xenophon, mmainus, Marcellinua and ZosmhiSj de last mentioned finding as xJLle as the fifth Christian century vast vineyards and olive groves throughout the land.' In the time of de early Arabian califs no fewer than 360 cities and villages are mentioned by name along these canals. Pliny declares this to have been de most fruitful land in the east. Now, on de other hand, it is a dreary desert, de playground of the storm3 and winds. In de southern portions there are still some remnants of the canals left, but the two famous rivers, Euphrates and Tigris, are no longer connected, and between Bagdad and Bassora. a few English steamboats can scarcely force their way.