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   Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - October 17, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas                                HUTCHINSON DAJLY NKWH: FRIDAY MORNING. OCTOBEH 17, 1880. JEWISH  LULLABY. Sly b�rp is on the willow ir*>#, lOw would I stng, O love, to Uin A song of long ago- Perchance the soofr that Miriam mmg Ere yet.Iiul'sa'a heart was wrung By centmtai of won. The shadow of tbooa centuries Hps Deep In thy dark anil mournful eyes- : But hush, and close them now. And in tlio dreams that thou shall dream The light of other days shall mt-ni To glorify thy browl I ate my crust In tears today An ecounted I went upon my way, And yet my darling smiled; Ay, beat ins nt my breast, he laughed- My aogulah curd tod not tho drmtglit - *T\vns sweet with love, my chill! Our harp is on tho wlllmv tiw - 1 have no *mg to sinm to tliev A� shadows round us roll; But hush unci diet'p. ami ihou f-hdIL hear Jehavnh'B voice that speaks to cheer Judea'.* r.iinUiii* soul) -Eugene Field In Chicago New*. THE EXCLUSIVE CLUB. "Edward, your election to tho iioMl brotherhood of which 1 am a member took CTO lost evening. Will yon accept my t congratulations?" Henry Klleraley entered my chambers *no afternoon with tho abovo announcement. Languidly reclining upon my lounge I half ro**� from the rvrnmbent position, and taking Kltersley's outstretched hand asked htm to repeat his remark, as I hod lx!cn three-quarters asleep when 1 heard it. My friend complied. I may ns well state, dear reader, that f heard with a thrill of the in tensest joy every word of Kllcrslvy's greeting tho first tlmo ho mured it. But among men of fashion anything resembling emotion is a vulgarity-a nonsense; besides! had anothor reason f>ir concealing my satisfaction^ having been created A member of tho Exclusive club, and that reason was pride. I had lived so long junong fashionable circles without enjoying the honor that I was unwilling Henry EUerslcy should see how highly 1 valued it. "Thank yon for coming to tell me, my dear fellow," I drawled la/.ily in reply to the repetition of my friend's most welcome announcement. "It's quite a surprise, treally, Cuctwyndo mentioned my having been proposed the other day, but 1 had completely forgotten the matter, I assure you." Ellersley smiled a little oddly. Perhaps be was keen enough to penetrate my mask of indifference; but be only remarked, walking toward the door: "And now tl;�t my message la delivered, EdwarJ, I must leave you for an engagement elsewhere. By the way," he continued, "Holmes and Krskine and More land, and half a dozen other men, want you to be round at tho club to-night, if you can �p;tre an hour or so. At about- 11, they said. Can you man Age it?" "I think ao," was my reply.   '"Yes. thev can depend o;i me.   Will you be there"' "Yes.   An revoir." *'Au revoir." At 11 oVlock precisely 1 entered the �-k-gunt club house iu Pall Mali, with a t.-.! big of delightful triumph that I cannot recall in these advanced years of mine wii h out a smile at the foolish ambit iuus I used then to cherish so fondly. The one social distinction which I had su Ion;; coveted was, I thought, mine at hist. Out of the many who would lime sacrificed so much for the honor of calling themselves members of the Exclusive club I had enjoyed the compliment of being chosen. It waaa very pleasant and flattering truth to reflect upon. Hut I had little time for consideration just then. George Krskine, one of the friends wlm had bivn so zealous in obtuiniug my election, met .me as I entered the large and baudsom** hall cf the building. "Ah, Sternforth," he said, advancing and taking my hand cordially in his; "1 am delighted to fiud you have so soon as-mimed the rights of membership. Come into the card room; you will meet a host of old friends ther?." I found most of those assembled in the card room men with whom I had long been on various terms of intimacy or acqunint-�auce. They all appeared glad to see me- _ all treated me with a mixture, of cordiality .and courtesy which was very flattering to my self love and to my new sense of im-jportance. . While I stood among a knot of friends, rand shared in the conversation that engaged them, George Brskiue touched me on the shoulder, saying: "I have secured a vacant card table, Sternforth. Will you be my partner in a game of whi&t against .Holmes and Rivera!"' *'\Viilingly," 1 said. Erskine, I well knew, was accounted one of the best whist players in his circle, and I could not but hpprociatc the compliment conveyed by his request. "Hut you imif>t not forget," I added, "to introduce me to Mr. Hi vers. We are not acquainted." . A few minutes later the int ruduelion took place, and a lively and interesting game was entered upon. The stakes were high, and although 1 was a practiced player my ^luck seemed quite marvelous. Weakly assisted by Krskine I easily woa the first three games. As the deal was made by Hirers nt the beginning of .the fourth gnmel happened carelessly to glance at him. His features wcru of that mobile laud on which the pas-alons or emotions of the "inner man" are sasily portrayed. 1 read on them to my Intense surprise the profoundeat contempt, mixed with an apparently almost ungovernable anger. He returned my glance "with a fierce expression in his deep black, Spanish sort of eyes, that was far from pIcaMngtome. It was the kind of look which uo gentleman cares about receiving from another. . My blood rose on the instant. Was it * possible that he suspected me of foul play? \r*hat could 1 have done to merit . tbis moat singular indignation, tacitly expressed, It is true, but uone the less evident "Oblige me by explaining," I Bald, fn a � voice that thoroughly controlled the annoy-once i felt, "the cause of your somewhat . peculiar demeanor toward me, Mr. Hi vera. �> I am reluctant to believe that any in is-�-understanding should have occurred be- � tween us, but"- - To my consternation he interrupted me -   with a sneer and a contemptuous wave of 'ttie baud in my direction. S      "Sternforth neod uot assume with me ,the nmnoera of an injured party.   1 have placed   whist   too often uot to detect swindling, especially when  so palpable " and open as hia.   Tho maimers of low v .gambling houses have been  up to the 'present time, 1 believe, wholly foreign to the uird tables of the Exclusive club.   I "'' �#ret that one whom I believed to bo a gentleman should have introduced them thin evening.'* v , s    I was ou my feet now with clinched Junds, and a face that must have been '- ghastly with half aaftothered rage. '     "Po ypu dare to aasert"- I began, but u��iy,or wouia nave aono so, had 1 I not prevented you.1* "Which I greatly regret, Erskine." My coolness was beginning to returt* now. "Why regret it?" continued Erskloe. "Gentlemen should find other weapons than their fists, Sternforth. A blow is a blow, however, no matter how lightly dealt. I suppose Rivera will challenge you?" Ho had hardly finished speaking before Holmes, the gentleman who had been Rivers' partner nt whist, made his way toward the throng. "I am requested by Mr. Rivers," he said, "to demand immediate satisfaction from yon for the insult you have inflicted." "Immediate satisfac-tionl" 1 said coolly. "How is that possible? Although the age of dtielliti.it Is past"-....... "Ah, ha! you hesitate!" exclaimed twenty voices. I looked about-me. It sceine4 as if the eyes of every man present were fixed intently upon me. "You are mistaken, geutlemen," I said, with the [jrc-ntest raininess of manner 1 could assume. "I do not hesitate, I merely tlesiiv to know what is expected of me In this matter." "Fiuthtr answered tho twenty voices. "1 do not refuse Mr. Rivers1 challenge, I am skillful nt no weapon but the pistol; ami its I have, I believe, tho choice of weapons"-addressing myself now exclusively to Holmes-"I shall of course choose that. Any further charge in the matter of time and place will, I trust, be assumed by my friend. Mr. Erskine." Erskine. bowed assent. A few moments of conversation took place between himself and Holmes, when, turning to me, he at length said: "I have decided upon both place and time-here and now. Does the arrangement meet with your approval? There is no necessity of making this affair-provided it does not result in very serious consequences-unduly public. Rivers has expressed a wish that the duel, if you accept his challenge, take place at ouce. The weapons also are in the building." "Very well," I said, with a voice that shook a little, In spite of my efforts to con trol it; "I consent to your proposition." "It is not the first time that matters of this sort have been settled here in the club upon the evening of their occurrence, Erskine went on. "So far, I am glad to state that nothing more serious than flesh wounds have been the result. Will you remain here while Holmes aud I measure the paces in another portion of the room? All will be prepared in a very few moments." With these words Erskine left me among the crowd of gentlemen by whom I was surrounded. 1 had not long to wait. Ho returned presently, saying "Everythingis in readiness. The nistance jt to be twelve paces. Will you follow me, if you please* Rivers is alreav",* >\auiug for you to appear." We passed arm in arm to the lower end of the lar�:e apartment. Rivers, as he had said, was there waiting my appearance, 1 confess to a very miserable feeling when tho pistol was put. iu my hand by Erskine. The suddenness of tliu whole matter had scarcely left room for thought until now Yisirna of one I loved better than all clue in the world haunted me in a huudred pleading ways during the next three minutes. I thought of the a^ony, too, that my family would feci on the morrow if the news of my death were to reach them in their quiet country home. My death! Was 1 to die like this?-shot down for the mere oIk dience to a tyrannous social code that in mv heart I had always despisod and bated? Well, hope of life was strong within mc to the last.   I thought of her. "One!" Er.-kine's voice had spoken tun first word of ^"iLcnal, And sonirhovv that monosyllable wrought a change in my feelings, add'-.I force to my arm and a couragw my hfart that 1 hud wholly despaired of experiencing. "Twoi" 1 wheeled half round toward ray opponent.   The. pistol wa-s clutched in my band now with a grasp oT steel.   I was no i ferior marksmau ut ordinary times.   I felt that my aim would be deadly. "Three!" I stood face to face with my opponent. -Fire!" Both pistols discharged simultaneously made one sharp report. Was I unhurt? 1 moved my limbs slightly, feeling uo pain in any of them. My opponent, seen fairly through a cloud of smoke, was standing erect-uninjured perhaps, like myself. And yet my aim had been sure, or at least I fancied so. Suddenly George Erakine's voice sound cd at my side, raised to a tone of the most extraordinary loudness: "Three cheers for Ned Sternforth! He has stood the test bravely!" I looked al>out me in utter bewilderment, while the cheers were given clamorously from every side. I  tinned  toward  Erskine and  asked "What, dovs that singular Iwbavior ni an on the part of yourself and the other hers?    What have 1 done to de>ei ve thin enthusiasm?  Oblige me by explaining. "That tank in mine," said the voice of Rivers, as he approached to where I stood. "I have beeu acting a part to-utght, Mr. Sternforth, which I assure you was a most disagreeable one. This evening's entire performance may be summed op in two words-your initiation. Perhaps you can now understand why it is that the Exclusive club Is so difficult to enter. The men who fall to stand the test put upon you this evening fall fn becoaiiiig members. The secrecy of our Initiation system nothing remarkable. Those who have experienced it without afterward becoming members are uot the ones to Inform society of their inability to 'stand fire,' Mortification usually keeps them silent. And now, continued Rivers, extending his band, "I trust that an apology for the ridiculous insults I hurled at you this evening will be fully accepted. Let the whole matter, like the charge of these hulletless pistols we fought with, end in-smoke." He offered me a cigar. I accepted it sud bis extended hand likewise, and so ended my first evening in the Exclusive club.- New York World. THE GOOD OLD FASHIONED PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. Z*rocres�Ive ConTertatlona-She Will Not He Fnirtlliar- How Children Are Spoiled-llrlltlant ImAj Macdouald-A Woman's Hair, Every state In tho Union has been generous to the public schools--munificent individuals have built aud endowed with lavish hands universities aud colleges for oung men, and within the last two decades woman lias hud doled out to her, with great reluctance, with much reserve and many misgivings, some of the crumbs which fall from the tables of the great universities. And four colleges, exclusively for women, have been built and generously endowed. The qucstiou as to her capacity to receive this blessing Is not yet decided, and the fearthat.lt will subvert the purposes of nalure and unfit her for the functions of domestic life is finding nervous and iuco-herent expression in the periodical litera-,ure and after dinner speeches of the day. Meanwhile there is a great and powerful arm of the oducatiouat force of this coun-,ry which has uo literature, no written history, which is seldom referred to by periodical, scientist, or the orator of the day, except in some flippant allusion to point amoral or adorn a tale*-this is the "private school for girls." For 000 years this institution has held a dignified and responsible place in the educational and social system of this country. To this tho American woman, such as she has Iven in times past and such as we find her today, owes the character, the culture, the grace and the embellishments which enable her to take her stand, not blushing for her ignorance or her stupidity, side by side with the cultivated and representative woman of other countries. It has no favor from the state. Being private property it cannot hold endowments; it has paid Its own taxes and supported itself. European educators have marveled that American writers should leave the world to learn by accident that American ladies were not all educated in their famous public schools. The French commissioner of education to the Centennial exhibition, whom I afterward met, could not forgive the committee which waited on him in New York that it had not afforded him an opportunity to visit the schools in which the accomplished women whom he had met In this country were trained.-Mrs. Sylvanus Recti in Scribner's, Won't Uo Now. Old Soldier-When 1 die 1 want the old Aug wrapped about me for a shroud. Daughter-Horrors pal people will think it'a u blazer.- Q od N iws. STRAY  BITS. l paeslon choked me, and the colu, tmuertbg -'j&mes qf Rivera continued t �'I dare to assert, Edward Sternforth, ' 7 ____i-Jllu�.^1  llo issues of Bibles by the Americas Bible society during seventy-three- years aniouut to �3,730,075 copies. The library of Napoleon III, sav#d from the Tuilories when it was in flumes, shortly to bo sold by auction. In the desert of Sahara apparently inexhaustible veins of water have been found in artesian wells lately bored there, Two books with marginal uotcs In Luther's handwriting have been discovered In the municipal library ut Zwfcka, It is reported, The stream of lava flowing down the southeastern side of Vesuvius advances slowly aud majestically, and is said to be a WOMAN AND HOME. "un-mi � i meittMi processes and her back hair? Why,-a woman can't give her hair a twist of r. morning without looping into It something of her own state of mlndl If she is in her loveliest and best temper her hair will go up quite of Itself, seemingly, and Into the easiest and most beautiful little culls.   ItndjtiHtH itself at the moat >><)< oth ladies and uentlemen, as in the game when played with cards. When ail the guests have drawn a card they take t heir seat* oc-cording to the color designated by the tally card, the ladies on the left ami the gentlemen on the right, the hostess taps a hell, and the buz/, of conversation begius. Ten minutes are allowed for each topic, and the topic on each set of chairs differs from all the others. The judges chosen pass down the line and criticise, and nt the end of the time specified afiix a gild utur on the card of the best conversationalist, a silver star on the card of the vanquished. The entire company change seats, the gentleman retreating one seat, the lady advancing one, and the buzz begins again, When teu chatigt--* have been mode,. tec topics dished up and discussed, the person having the greatest number of gold stars Is the winner.-Chicago News. from the top of her head. But let the day start dU'istrously, let her rise with her "innard vane p'inting east," and her back hair will bo the first herald of her misfortune to the world. H at once manifests a familiar demon. It takes crooked ways unto itself. It refuses to lie in any accepted pattern. Each Individual hair has a theory of its nun which it proceeds to carry out. She pats and coaxes and sni'ioths, but the halt will not down, and when she comes out to tho world her hair and her temper are at one in being tho err- ' edest and most unlovely things in all the world.--Now York Evening Sun. night Rating uml Hio Complexion. Good diet, not limited, should be tho rule, for eruptious In ymin* people are quite as apt to indicate, debility and call for generous diet us the coin vary. No ham, bacon, salt beef or salt fish, fat gravies, lard pies or puddings of the roty poly order, should be allowed girls desiring good complexions. If they can cat four to six large juicy pears every day they are in season It will do much for digestion and bloom. If the appetite la capricious follow its caprices till hatha aud wholesome bread regulate it. Keep good courage-. It may take three to six months or a year to cure the trouble, but I do uot believe there is such a thing as incurable skin disease. Plenty of exercise aud friction of the body nre called for, and hot foot baths with soda in the water, to equalize circulation. Carbolatod oil, ien drops cnrbollo acid in two tablespoonfuls of olive oil, molted on the face at night, will soften and heal the eruption. If other care Is taken.- Shirley Dare in New York Herald. To freshen leatjior chair seats, valises, bags, etc., rub them with the well beaten white of nu egg. To prevent tin pans from rusting, rub fresh lard on them, and set lu a hot oven until thoroughly heated. Soak clothes that fade over night in water In which has been dissolved one ounce of sugar of lead to a pailful of rain water.-Good Housekeeping. NnrsloR llecouilnir Fushlannblo. As showing that nursing is becoming fashionable, it is asserted bv a writer in Tho British Medical Journal that Princess Helen Cusa is a nurso in tho children's hospital, J assy; Countess Asta Bluchor has been nursing the invalids of Cnpt. Wiss-mann's force at Zanzibar; Miss Godolphln-Osborne, niece of tho duke of l^ecds, is matron of the Leamington Hospital for Incurables; Lady IjcvcsonGowcrls a nurse Inonoof the metropolitan hospitals, and Lady Amberley aud Baroness Ebba Bos-tron wore trained at St. Mary's hospital, Paddlugton, a few years ago. An Accomplished Telegrapher. Perhaps the only society woman in New York who has any practical knowledge of telegraphy is Mrs. Col its, wife of Gen. Charles H. T.'Collls, ex-general, ex-banker and present insurance magnate. Mrs. Collis who is a strikingly handsome worn* an, unusually at'comnlished, may really be considered an expert at tho art of telegraphing. She learned when Geu. Collls. then a banker, had a private wire connecting his New York and Philadelphia offices with his handsome Fifth avenue residence. Mrs. Collls learned to telegraph that she might have little snatches of conversation with her husband during business hours or his occasional absences in Philadelphia, and so thoroughly did she acquire a knowledge that Gen. Col lis declares that no telegraphic expert can click a message over the wire with greater skill and'firmness than his pretty wife can wire "Please send me a check."-New York Press. Iirtii't II*" Afraid of Pink Sugar. A great, many IjonsckeeiMrrs do not un-derst '.ihI the hm* of pink sugar iu cake. A tri colored cake is very ornamental. Make on-' l.iyer nf pink, one of white, and one of yellow cake. The same rule serves for all, using half of pink sugar and hair of white Kuctr for tho pink layer: the yolks of three ccg> in the golden layer, and the whites al�trie in the wbitf layer. The angel cake rule i.-* a very nice one for this purpose. -A layer of crab apple jelly, of white frosting flavored with or.mg*1 juice or almonds, or layers of chopped raisins or chopped figs, may 1h* used betw  deeply colored to he u^ed wholly, A Trover of Fans. "The Swedish Nightingale," Christina Nilsson, la nn enthusiast in the matter of fans. She has a collection of rare and beautiful specimens. Among the number is one which was presented to her by the ex-Kmpress Eugeulo. It formerly belonged to Mine. Dubary; possibly it is tho famous -.no valued at so tnauy thousand francs. Anothor of the fair singer's fnnB is one which was given to hor by the crown prince of Russia, and is an exact copy of the one that belonged to tho queen of Oude.-New York World.    _ To Put the Child Asl��p. Under no circumstances give a child drops, stimulants or sirups to produce sleep. Let tho physician be made responsible for this dangerous practice. Tho ex-cltcmcut of being tossed and jumped by a too ardent papa, the glare of the diuner tabic or a tardy romping about the room often unstring the delicate nerves and chase away sleep. Hnngor is often the cause of distress at bed time, and negligence on the part of tho nurse to observe it Is another reason for fret fulness.-Exchange. _ In washing, sponging or bathing a child wet the head first. Ono bath a day is enough for n sturdy little one; ono every week is all that should l� Inflicted upon a feeblo child. Give a sponge bath for the dally washing, and follow it with brisk rubbing. A rag is unlit for almby's toilet. Get a fine sponge, use water at a temperature of 80 degrees and white Spanish cos-tile soap, and let the youngster hnvo as many bites of the sponge as he wants. For comedones or black heads use a lotion of ether, one fluid ounce; carbonate of ammonia, twenty grains, and two fluid ounces of water. Have a druggist mix it, and apply twice a day with a hit of rough crash. Take also a glass of fresh grape Juice every morning before breakfast, which will have the effect, of Saratoga water, and islictterthan any mineral water for young complexions. She Will Not Be Familiar. What strikes the pilgrim from other lands Is the predominance of women in Boston. Women everywhere-In the restaurants, behind the lunch counters, in the shops, in the offices, women seem to be doing all the work. I don't find any fault with this arrangement. They are more civil than the men. I ouly wish they could become street car conductors. Probably they may some day. Down at Nantasket beach you find the same superabundance of thrj/air sex. They preside at the popcorn booths with all the dignity of long lineage and great mental development. Foreigners from New York or Chicago, ignorant of the customs of the country, sometimes make an effort to he pleasaut with these young ladies. The result is alwaysdisastrous to the foreigner. "I'll wait upon you, but I'll uot be familiar with you." That's the shibboleth of the Boston serving lady. I was much amused at theattempt of one of these "foreigners" just mentioned to bestow a small fee upon one of these young women. She drew herself up with all the hauteur of family pride-for no doubt her uame was Winthrop, or Adams, or Hancock, or Wlnslow-and then she remarked: "Excuse me, sir, we are liberally rewarded for our services by the corporate leasees vf the beach, and, consequently, the offer of any gratuity t� entirely a supererogatory act." Then turning to a small boy she murmured: "Johnny, accept the gentleman's nlcket. "We keep him for that purpose, In order not to offend those who may be strangers In Boston."-Cor. Philadelphia Press. but is with i-c- wrfcctly Inriiik'-**, bviim eolo hui'-'al.- New York Tribune. The Row Hath. The bath of roses, so often mentioned Sy writers on the luxurious iv^c of Romrt:i life, i.s i comparatively cheap luxury today. The warm water, in quant ity amount-iim t�> the usual requirement of the bath, i.s first softened by stirring into the tub finely sifted out meal, to which also is added half a pint of gl>ceriue; lastly put into it I wo d tops of attar of roses. If tho massage treatment be available use it by all means; if not, hit a coarse towel and hard rubbing serve the purpose of the massage system. This ha'.h is simply fine, as it softens the skin and blends perfume into each line of the body.-New York Telegram- It Is not generally known, perhaps, that Lady Randolph Churchill, formerly Miss Jennie Jerome, is a capital musician, and, id any reverses come to her, she could support herself, and family with the pro-Is that her paintings would command. She hits a studio in her Ixmdon house, and aims diligently pictures that have real merit and beauty. Savo the Small Plrce� of Sonp. All the little .scraps of soap can be used, even the tiniest ones. Save the bits from the kitchen soap, and when you have half a d -/.en or more put by take a small sized baKuirt powder  uul'iii>. holes in both ends by hammering ii-ai* I'iro.: ' �'�'�
                            

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