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   Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - November 5, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas                                2 HUTCHINSON DAILY NKWH: WEoNESOAY MOKNTNft. NOVEMBEK 5.1890. BILL OERRITY'S WIFE. Sha Strikes tho iron and i(o Blows tho Bellows. Tta�   Woou.ii   lllnckamltli   of - Uow   Sh,   A��lBtK   II. ntmbaml-At.  Irl�l>     � Ay�'tl Dr. Who Is thfirn in Iloxbury, usk� i.ho Boston GIoImj, who liuan't hi'iiril of old "BUVaerrLty, tlio blacksmith, who for forty years ban worked tlin IioIIowh iind ponmdod tho anvil In hln 11 til o shop on Trcmtmt streot. near Uin .M [union church? Hyya haven't hoard n! "Hill" you Burely have hoard of his wife, who atandn a* tho anvil all day and, with sturdy strokes, swings tho hammer and farm tone tho iron, supple under the heat, while hor husband assists her. "Bit),** oh ho is familiarly called, is one of those old settlers whoso face and form havo become, aBifc were, one of the old landmarks of old Iloxbury. so rich in itecotorio of oldest inhabitants, while his little shop stands to-day, as it did forty years ago. undismayed by tho presence all around it of modern buildings, which mako its crude outlines stand out more forcibly and shows its ago hy comparison. If you ask "BUI" how old ho is ho will toll you ho in alxty year*, but if you ask onc of tho old sotUors ho will toll you that according to his "roekonin*" Bill must ho "nigh on to ninety years." If "Mill" wan a picturesque character, insomuch that his occupation as village blacksmith rendered it proper to so characterize a man in time gone by, he waa rendered moro ho when two years ago ho startled his friends by talcing to the altar a buxom lass of thirty-ilvo summers It waa only about a year previous that death had taken from him his llrst wife, �who had lived to the ran? old age of ninety-olght years. *'BIHV now spouse was a .stout girl named'Hannah Mo I vers. .She is about aix foot tall, v/ith a physique Unit many a strong man would envy. She u;m born in County Leitrom, Ireland. When "Bill's" first wife died there �wore many stories floating around among J,ho regulation gossips conccru-ing the wealth that she had left hohind hor in her littlo apartments over the blacksmith shop. According to tho stories she was ono of those people who aro said to deny themselves the pleas urOB of life and hoard up in mysterious hiding-places bags of yellow gold, and in tho still hours of night find convolution in fondling the shiny pieces. Some believed those stories, fur it was Bwell known that tho old blacksmith Worked early and late at bis forge and always hod lots of work to do. lie was known to bo of a Having disposition, and It was said that his wife, having passed the allotted throoscoro and line, de-Jjormincd that, whon her somewhat yonngor husband should ilnd himself alono and bent down with the results of hard work, ho would not want for plenty to oat or a placo to lay bis head if money could procure them. According to the stories that have bo-comc a chapter in tho "Old .Settlers' Biographical History of Events from Personal Knowledge," when she died there was groat excitement on tho "Hill." She had loft relatives of various generations, and it is said that, several thousand dollars having been diu-oovered, a good many people shared it besides tho old blacksmith, Sinco then, owing to tho offeots of competition, "Bilr*1 has not done tho rushing business ho did formerly, and then, too, ho is notable to work as hard an he fore. Hispresont wlfo learned of thincliange of affairs and without standing on ceremony she wont to him and volunteered to work at the forgo and save tho expense of bis hiring a helper. "Mil" only laughed at her, for, besides being a littlo doubtful of herabillty in that line, "he had Vw much chivalry to permit it. . But she persisted in her entreaties to bo permitted to take her placo at his wide, and at lost he reluctantly consented. * The blacksmith shop is a Httlo story ' and-a-half structure opposite tho big ledge, known as McCarthy's ledge, the hill near tho Mission church on Tro-noont streot. Until reeontly the ledgo has been worked by a largo force of men, and Hill depended on them mostly for nls "Jobs." He had almost the exclusive charge of sharpening the drills used by the *'ledgers," and tho work was of a heavy character. Since the introduction Of a team drills " Bill " has not had so much to do as before, but he sharpens the now drills, though it requires much moro skill and labor than sharpening ordinary tools. Tho first day that hia new uifo stood at tho anvil and swung the hammer "Bill" was convinced that she could dp -what sho claimed. From that day out she baa stood by hia aide, never demurring, but working oheerfully and well. "Bill"blows tho bellows aud huudlos the iron, and after it is properly heated he holds it on the anvil while his wife hammers it into shape under his direction. People used to flock around every day and watch them work, but tho novelty Boon wore off, and the woman blacksmith became a fixture in Iloxbury, attracting no unusual attention. think UDsuttRhio gists ror a man. *r ! one happened to achieve popularity 1 ith the fair sex his ingenuity was soveroly taxed to know what disposition to mako of tho scores oi shaving sots, slippers, moucholr vasos and pen-wipers that threatened to dolugo him. Some years ago, after tho death 0! a famous physician, his wife, in look-ingover his ofleets, countod thirty odd embroidered smoking caps sent by hia feml'i 110 admirers, together with un-lim!:� d uacIossnoodlfl-work hor husband pp-1 icvor oven removed from their orijfh-al wrappings. With much tact :ho lady gave the entire lot to a fmicy charity bazar going on In tho town a* tho time. But men have changed, and their necessities aro ten-fold moro complox than of old. For instance, tho bachelors, those who live in apartmonts, they aro grateful for almost any littlo trifle that adds to tho luxury of their menage. Nearly ail of thorn do a bit of por-functory housekeeping and give afternoon toas in their chambers during the Roasom In tho glass corner cupboards fltted into tbo wall they aro, therefore, happy to add dainty toa-cups and decorated plates to their carefully-selected stock of china. Silk tcacoslos, embroidered doylies, divan pillows and prettily ou til nod tray clotha aro among tho inexpensive presents a young" woman may give with propriety. If the friendship is of long standing, or the obligations on her sido are many and heavy, a pieoo of silver may be warranted. Then her selection of gifts is vastly extended. Sho may chooae a fat repousse cream jug, a hammered �11-ver sugar bowl, an nngravod dish for bonbons or tea leaves; or, again, from the miscellaneous counter whore silver inkstands, loving cups, picture frames and candlesticks aro sold, a choico bit of Doulton 01 a cut crystal flower bowl is admissible under tho circumstances namod, but tho lady should always mnko sure that her offering is suggos-tivo of the daintiness of its feminine donor. CoatUnoss is no longer prohibited in an exchange of gifts, butetiquotto that dictates in such matters Is quite aa stringont as to tho style of prosenta men and women give each other. It is not a had idea for those women who bavo been entertained on yachts to boar In rnind the keen appreciation with which tho captain receives protty trilles intended to add to tho interior beauty of bis boat. An ombroiderod dock cushion, a gay afghan. a silk and lace shudo lu temper the cabin lamps, aro all useful and acceptable. But possibly tho nowostnnd most flatteringly individual of tricks a bollo can bestow is tho pockot or toilot table glove mender. It is a round hon.vy silver ring, two inches and a half in diameter, having tho man's full name and tho date of its presentation engraved on its polished surface. Two doxon or nim*0 strands of varl-colorod sowing sllk3 arO t'bon looped ovor tho rin? and plaited in a gray braid, Next^ a pair of tiny scissors aro dopondent from tho silver bar by lengths of a narrow blue ribbon. A big bow of very much wider ribbon, of the same shade, has ono loop j cunningly fashioned into a miniature button bag. the other furnished with a pocket for the silver thimble, while he'h ends aro utilized as needle cases. Nothing could bo more completo, and novor will tho bachelor blcs3 hia woman frlond so fervently as whon, in a tear* ing fury, tho little mender bobs up to supply his impatient needs.-N. Y. Sun. MOUNTAIN CLIMBING. Women Who Have Recently Won Considerable Distinction. JT*�t* Accomplished hy a Omnan Traveler and 11m Wife-Mr*. Mtttednla'i Adventure* In Afla-Mountitlns KKplnrttil by MIbb Dottle. E)�Rtl, .Attributed to J'lcLlc. In commenting on a recent case of death attributed by a coroner's jury to the action of pickles which bad boon oaton a short time previously, the London I/anoot says: "There was here an evident connection between the alleged uauso and its effect, but some further explanation is certainly desirable. Notwithstanding tho naturally stimulant property of these condiments, this is, to our mind, insufficient In itself to account for fatal choleraic diarrhoea. Tho facts of tho case are much moro suggestive of tho introduction of Homo irritant poison. The vinegar of pickles has frequently boon found to contain metallic Impurities, notably copper, derived from the vessels used in thoir manufacture. Corrosive sublimate and other irritants have uleo been doteoted, and the presence of some auch mischievous addition should probably be blamed in th 1b ease for tho fatal issue." FOR   BACHELOR   FRIENDS. THE   CZAR'S   JOURNAL. How   tho   Noffn   l�   rUtftrod   Drforo   It Kourhe* IIIn Majesty's Kycw. At present the Czar eschews all Russian newspapers; their pnaans and their lamentations never reach his oars. Among tho many departments of tho Ministry of tho Interior thero is ono called tho "Department of His Majesty's Journal," which ia charged with preparing day by day a carofully-wordod rosumo ot some mild artlclos and items of intelligence meant for tho Emperor's oyo. A tschinovnikof tho censure rises from his bed In the gray of the oarly morning and hurries off to tho department, where advanco shoels of tho journals come in damp from tho proas. Those ho reads over, marking with rod ponclal all tho passages of interest of which is not marred by injudiciousnoss. There are cortuin ovontB as well as numerous words and phrusoii which a llusaian Emperor, like a certain French King, must never bo allowed to hoar. *'Fou H) Hoi d'Espagne?" (the lat� King of -Spain). "What does feu mean?" asked a French King once indignantly. "Oh, it Is a title, your Majesty, taken by tho King of Spain after the lapse of a certain tlmo." Tho marked passages are thon clipped out, pasted together on sheets and handed to the director of th� department, who, after carefully considering and if needs he curtailing them, signifies hia approval. Tho extracts are then copied caligrapbically on the finest description of paper, forty or fifty words to the page, and the journal in this stato ii given to the Minis-tar of the Interior or his adjunct. If this dignitary ia ifttisfied. it U passed on to tho Qonoral-in-Waiting, who deposits It ou Hia Maloaty'a table about four o'clock the following day. The news that slowly dribbles through this official filter is seldom of a nature to discompose the feelings of tho Czar or disturb hU sloop.-London Telegraph. VHao In U1m I>i*y aud Operation. Summonoan - Woll, this is unuaal! Why, you u,to putting all tho big appleu in the bottoms of tho hsrreU and the httlo onus on top. Uncle IHram-Yes. Those follera in the city aro gottin'so all-fired oute; they open tho burrols from the bottom to see whether we farmers be tryiu' to cheat tho 111.- Tho .iury. VThlt Votinc WoniBii May Olio to Mon for UirtiKiny Gift*. Girls who have been tho recipients of numerous attentions from thoir men friends aro no longer called unou to aufler the uncertainties that formerly beset them when tho time cum on to testify appreciation with small souvenirs prosontod at Christmas or on birth-Qex*   i* ><^e" t" be 4 so noun matter to Several women have won considerable distinction within the past few months In tho way of mountain climbing, says tho New York .Sun. Mount Claronco, the groat summit on tho mountain Fer-nado Fo, noar the west coast of Africa, was recently ascended by a (iorman traveler and his wife, who passed unscathed among the Bubo villages that have been such a terror to all explorers. These people have been regarded as a mysterious people simply because tucy were not known. Several mon havo tried in vain to penetrate tho contral portion of tho island and ascend Mount Clarence, but a European woman was in tho first party that got to the top. Another remarkable journey, of which news has just come, is that of Mrs. Littledalo aud her husband, who have crossed the great Central Asiatic range of the Hindu Kuan. Here aro the loftiest peaks of tho globe, though this chain of mountains, which a woman has now helped to conquer, has attracted loss attention than tho Himalayan range lying to the East, on account of its inaccessibility and the supposed hostility of the tribes. Tho only explorers who have boon in this region aro native Indian surveyors, sent out by tho Indian Government in tho guise of peddlers and merchants, and we have depended upon their reports (or our information about this country. It is not yet known how Mr. and Mrs. Littledalo succeeded in getting over these mountains, but a telegram from Calcutta announces that their journey has been safely oomploted. Thoy crossed the mountains at a point a littlo northwest of Cashmere. This is undoubtedly the llrst tlmo in Central Asia that a white woman was with the party which did tho pioneer exploring in a region that was supposed to be inacessi-blo to whito men. Tho most remarkable woman climber of the past year is Miss Mono Dowie, an adventursomc Scotch girl, who spent last summer traveling alono among the Carpathian mountains, in tho northeast part of Au'slro-Hungary, on horseback and on foot, with no companion except tho peasant who attended hor. For ten weeks in this wild region she lived among the Galician peasantry, conforming entiroly to their ways of life. Might after night, when up in tho high mountains, she slept In tho open air, wrapped only in a cloak. She had reason to know now and then in her solitudo that wildcats, bears and wolves exist hi considerable number in the Carpathians, and aro rather more curious to ilnd out all about a stranger than was comforta-blo for her. But she says thoro Is no real obstacle to a girl traveling alono from London to the Jtussian frontier. Probably not one girl in ten thousand, however, would think there was any fun in traveling as Miss Dowie did.   She seldom wore shoes whon climbing the mountains, for thoy wero slippery, and she found she could aucend a steep slope in greater comfort barefoot, with Iter footgear slung around her nock.   Sho met with a number of accidents, and was very near drowned once while bath- | ing.   But sho   returned   homo very brown and healthy and very enthnslas-1 tic over hor unique summer tour.   Sho � says sho is going back to Galicia again, but she hopes that hordescription of tho , journey will not induce any other girl to follow her example, for the hardships 1 of tho journey, she thinks, would in"most1 cases more than offset its pleasant and romuutic features.   She says no one can travel among this mountain peasantry without believing that Poland will one day he an hoi1 feet again.  Tho people cling to their love of the old nationality and havo unshaken faith that Poland will one day again wear its crown. Tho young lady read a paper on hor summer's adventures boloro tho British Association. The paper showed how admirably a young lady may study geography, for it was full of interesting information, and tho great geographer, Havenstein, .said, in moving a vote of thanks, that Miss Dowdie was moro entitled to ho called a real geographer than inanv of those who wont much further afield. In our own White mountains not a few ladies perform feats of mountaineering which a good many of their brethren donotcaro to undertake. Some people who have gone up Tuckorraan'a ravine and found their feet weighing fifty pounds apiece at tho top, havo wondered that any woman should attempt this hardest of Mount Washington climbs; but for weeks at a time In the season hardly u day elapses that one or moro ladies do not mako this ascent, clambering in the last ono thousand feot ovor bare rocks where the route la indicated only by daubs or white paint A few ladles also have made the Journey over the northern peaks to the top of Mount Washington, whilo any number of them havo traveled along the bridle path leading from tho Tiptop Houso to Crawford's. Every season soes quite a number of women in tho I White mountains who pride them-' selves upon thoir capabilities as moun-: taineors, and thero Is nothing in tho How , Hampshire peaks that they will not attempt. YVnuteri to ClmtiRe Shoe*. It is related of a horuo at Janesville, Wis-, noted for his intelligence, that during a recent storm, finding that hie shoos were too smooth for comfort during a slippery trip, ho pushed the barn door open and started on a steady trot for tbo blacksmith's. Once in tho shop he stood back and waited his turn as decorously aB though "going-a-shop-ping" on his own hook waa an every day occurrence. Finally ono of tho men brought out his tools and began tapping on tbo four-footed customer's shoos as though putting on a new set. Tho animal showed unmistakable signs of approval, and when the hammering was flnishod trotted out and made his Company Street. Bank and County Supplies Now is the time to Order Your BLANI v i^rv BO OKS+*- For the New Year.   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He nogleots to say whether the'woman haB been apcochloes from birth or whether ahc simply holds him dovm and goes through his pockets without wasting hroath*- Hor?.. "tiow Uotir to my heart is the scnoo* 1 attonaoa; ana now 1 remoraner, so distant and dim, that redheaded Bill and the pin that I bonded and carefully placed on tho bench under him. And how 1 recall the surprise of the master whon Hill gavo a yell and sprang up from the pin, �0 high that his bullet-head smashed up the plastar above, and the scholars ail sett up a din. That active hoy Hilly, that high-leaping Billy, that lound-shouting Billy, thai sat 00 a i5in."~Tbo ijJffSt Statements   . Envelopes, etc., And we Can Print them for You, Wedding, Ball and Party Invitations, Call or Write Finest Line and Latest Styles. The News Piloting and Paper Company. TrSwfAntoute^ tell~oVe"ev?ntng," *M too moycu�t   

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