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Fort Wayne Weekly Breeze (Newspaper) - April 19, 1888, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Tea la la Loo. By Bob Burdette. 1 cannot sing the old songs Quot though Well i know the tune and i can Carol like the Bird that sings in Leafy Lune. Yet though in a full of to uric As choirs of a Inginio Birds a i cannot sing Tho old songs i do not know the words. I atari on a Hail Columbia a and get to a heaven born band Quot Anil there i strike an up Grade with neither steam nor Sand. Quot Star spangled banners throws me r get in my wildest screaming i Start All right but dumbly come to voiceless wreck it so when i sing the old songs Iione to murmur or complain if a uti de Ahda turn do dump should fill tha sweetest Strain. I love tidily us Dumdi do and the tra la la keep a Birds. But a i cannot Sii g the o d Songay a i do not know the words. A Uro Osslyn . By Margaret Sidney for months tie third Story Back window of a Dingy building decidedly the worse for Wear had framed the slowly growing Green leaves of a poor Little Geranium that began life As a Plant under circumstances quite the reverse of favourable. Jim Mulligan had picked it up from the waste barrel in front of a Fine House. The evening before it had shone resplendent with other Flowers and performed Well its decorative Mission. Now it scarcely yield the breath of life in it. A maybe it will grow a observed Jim critically Aud picking off the most wilted of the leaves. A live never had a Poisy and in a a going to try. A so he carried it Home planted it in an old tin can and worked and watched and waited As people do who have Only one treasure to see it thrive. At last it began to grow and Send out Green leaves Over its Bare Stem then Jim was Radiant indeed the other boys living in Ragamuffin court made no end of fun of him and his Flower threatening to demolish by a Stone some Fine night this work of months. A you do that and ill smash you a gave Back Jim. His fists being As Well developed As a private fighters and his word always Good in that direction the Stone was not thrown the boys satisfying themselves by screaming a a girls girls so she should have posies a whenever he showed his head among them. Nevertheless with a renewed Pertinacity he Clung to his one treasure. At last a Spike made its appearance crowned with a Cluster of Brilliant Scarlet Flowers. Then mrs. Mulligans Little room seemed All ablaze with Light. A i did t think you could do it Jimmy a she said her face equating it in Hue. A a it a pretty As Ever anything i see in my Jim swelled up and Down the room wild with Pride but he said nothing. A you could get 50 cents for that Flower a said mrs. Mulligan Thrif tily and viewing her boy askance. A i Ain t a Goin to sell it a said Jim shortly and not stopping in his walk. A maybe a Dollar a hinted mrs. Mulli Igan a that would be splendid. My i most know would fetch that. Christmas makes Flowers so a i would t sell it for �500,�?� said Jim magnificently and approaching his Mother to enforce his decision by a resounding clap of one Brown hand upon another a so there Ain t no use talking. A a you act like a Goose a declared mrs. Mulligan out of All patience a a talking As if you was Worth a million and strut tiny no and Down As if your boots was whole for All the world. Get out do a so Jim got out but flattened his nose against the outside of the pane where he stared at his Possession to his hearts contend it was the Day before Christmas. Having no presents to Purchase and nothing on his mind Jim could go Down Broadway and the Side streets in a beatific state which he did Bright and Early and All Day Long and into the evening. Hands in his pockets to strolled on whistling to keep warm revelling in the brilliancy of the shops and the happiness of the streams of purchasers. He spent millions in these hours taking if imagination the place of the pretty girl getting out of her Carriage armed with papa s new bunk notes for the Christmas shopping or the Well conditioned merchant doing his purchasing by himself or the Mother on whose indulgent heart Hung a flock of expectant Little ones. And he did the work Well too. There was no indecision on his part. Jim knew pretty Well from through studying of each window and his own inner boy precisely what he would order were he in front of the counter. And he strolled and whistled and lingered and stared and had the Best time of any one in All that Christmas flurry. He did no to forget his three meals being Home to dinner but he took the precaution to thrust his supper in his jacket pocket. A a that a supposing i want to go Home for it a he said to himself. A a it a going to be Lively i bet to night and in be got to spend lots to keep up to he laughed and paused the last thing to nod and smile at his Flower shining at him a Bright flame of color As far As he could see Down the court. He hugged himself in glee at it and then ran out into the streets to catch the Early afternoon purchasers. It was somewhere about 9 of clock of this. Christmas eve when Jim turned into the court not wishing a scolding from Headquarters for being out late. He hurried no the crooked stairs and Flung the Doore wide open his mind full of the Brilliant scenes in whose midst he had been. A Atli i eds been mischief Here since you was away a was mrs. Mulligans greeting and pointing to the window where the Geranium stood. A i come in and see it that Way and the Glass is Jim a eyes dilated with it sudden . He darted Forward and caught up the Spike broken nearly Short off and trailing its Gay Cluster in dejection on the old window Sill. His sturdy Little right hand clinched itself so that he could scarcely help Tho Blossom up endeavouring to make it stand straight. When lie saw that it was really broken so that its pretty life was Over his passion knew no Bounds. A its Ted Williams a he shrieked turning Back to his Mother with blazing eyes. A i know he said head bust it some Day with a Stone. Now 111 bust him a a Jim Jim a called mrs. Mulligan sharply but she might As Well try to Stop the North wind. Jim was Over the stairs by this time and mrs. Mulligan easily reflecting that one fight More could make no difference in her boys life was getting a cup of Tea to refresh her tired Bones after a Long walk carrying Home clean clothes. Jim sped wild for vengeance to Ted Williams door. On rapping and inquiring for him his Mother announced that he had gone out to see the sights of the season and she did no to know when he would be Home and she did no to care. With that she slammed the door smartly and left Jim free to run on Down the court. A see the sights i guess hell see stars too before i get through with him a he muttered. A a he a got to come up this Way now ill just get behind Here and wait for a a Here was an Ash barrel in a dark Angle behind which Jim crept and patiently brooded. At last the destroyer of his peace came whistling up the Street turned into the court and Drew perilously near. Jim held his breath and made his lists ready. None too soon did he spoil All but in just the right fraction of a minute in which All things were Ripe for action he sprang from his cover and pounced on the whistling figure. A will teach you a he screamed pummelling him with All his might a to smash my Posy now now a now have you got enough a Ted had quite enough it seemed for he did no to stir nor speak having had no great advantages for defense with pocketed hands. A get up a said Jim spurring him with his foot a you pretend to fool me that was ill give you another dose if you Don t step but stepping Lively being just what Ted Williams at that minute could not do Jim proceeded to investigate the Case and soon saw that in no Way could he be made to open his eyes or do anything but lie there like a log. Jim gave him one More pitiful Roll telling him it was All right he did no to mind about the Posy but at the end teds head Sank Back a Ain with no sign of having heard a word. Turning his Back on him Jim led the whole length of the court and again besieged mrs. Williams door. A a in be killed him a he said hoarsely a come with me a laying hold of her apron hem. A what Are you up to a she cried crossly a you Mulligan boy. Let go of my apron with your dirty hands or i la Box your ears a which she now Jyro needed to do setting Jim a desk it Erate brain spinning like mad. A i Tell you i have killed him a he cried and forcing her to follow him at the risk of another Box or something worse. But the delay had been bad for on their arrival at the place of encounter in front of the Ash barrel there was Nob to be seen. A now take that for bringing me on this fools errand a cried the exasperated mrs. Williams dealing him generous blows with her ample hand a Maud making it ten to one if i done to catch the Newmont without a scrap of a shawl. There and there. Jim staggered away from her rubbed his Ctm in amazement searched the ground diligently and even peered behind Tho Ash barrel. There was no Trace of Ted Williams or his ghost. A a you re a fool a screamed mrs. Williams after him As a parting shot As she went Back to her rooms. A i guess i am a said Jim feebly a gone Clear Daft. A just then a Low whistle struck his ear and something Between a whine and a groan. A has Mother gone a asked a cautious voice. Jim flew around looked on the ground with big eyes then turned his gaze towards the heavens. A where Are you Ted a he cried in distress. A in the barrel a said the voice. A has Mother Gocel sure a a a yes yes. A Jim rushed to the barrel cast in a searching glance. A you ainu to dead Ted a he inquired anxiously. A no a said Ted speaking with difficulty in his close quarters a but you nearly fixed me. And then i must have come to for i heard Mother and i jumped for my life in Here. Shed finish me certain. Id druther you a do it. A Jim was working away at the ragged portions of his companions clothing. A can t you help yourself a he asked at length a everything gives Way soon As i pull. A a i so pose you la fall on me soon a Ever i get out a panted Ted working his was Over the barrel top. A never a declared Jim with immense emphasis. A a in be touched you the last time in my life. You May smash my posies a dozen times but i done to pitch into a smash your posies a said Ted now on Terra Firma a what do you mean a a a it a no use for you to pretend you did no to do it a said Jim in contempt a you said you would and you have took the time when you knew i Wasny to Home to shy the Stone. A a i Hainet shied a Stone at your window. As True As i live Aud breathe a declared Ted feeling of his Back and legs. _ a Well a Brick then makes no Odds to me what a twas done with. There a the Hole in the Glass and my Posy smashed. You can to put that Back again straight and same As it was before. A a Jim a said Ted drawing quite near and speaking so cited a i Hainet done a thing to you nor your window nor your Posy. Hope i May die if i Tut Jim not caring to hear useless talk was half Way Home which he presently reached and mrs. Mulligan having succumbed to her comforting Tea he threw himself with his clothes on into his bed in the Little Box of a room next without conversation of any sort i to detain him. J along in the Middle of the night 1 Jim was conscious of a terrible feeling at his Chest As if All the pangs of a guilty conscience were at work within him. There was nothing evil he did not believe himself capable of committing at this moment. Blackness was around him and Hope utterly dead and to enhance the dire distress of mind something Sharp Aud stinging was producing a dreadful pain of body. It seemed for All the world As if the fangs of Tho Law he had violated were fastened on him and were bearing him off perhaps to an Ash barrel deeper than the one in Ragamuffin court from which he was not soon to get out. A Ted a he roared in one mighty scream. Mrs. Mulligan at that sprang from her comfortable Feather bed dreaming of christmases she had never had and rushed to him. But before she reached his Side she changed her frightened cry. A a Sligo scat get out you a then she threw herself into a chair to laugh i moderately. Jim sat straight in bed to stare at her. A a Liat was it a he gasped feeling of his Chest and arms unable yet to believe that he was Safe at Home. A the one who smashed your Posy a said mrs. Mulligan pointing tragically to the window. A this time she was after the crumbs of your supper in your pocket a big Black cat that went out of the same Hole she made coming a ooh a said Jim. The schools of Bogota. An american lady mrs. Bernard we Itman has been describing in a a Quot lend a hand the schools of Bogota the capital of our namesake the United states of Colombia. The City has nearly 100,000 inhabitants and being Over 8,w 0 feet above the level of the sea it enjoys a climate similar to what the climate of new England would be if the year consisted of twelve septembers. The boys of Bogota to to school at six in the morning after a breakfast of a Roll and a cup of Coffee. First they assemble in the school Chapel in the nearest Parish Church for the Early mass service. The religious ceremony lasts about half an hour. Then they March into the school room. This first session continues until 10 of clock when there is an intermission of an hour for the second breakfast which consists of soup generally bad Fried meat boiled potatoes Fried plantains Fried eggs and Rich thick chocolate not a suitable meal for a student. At boarding school there is no conversation at breakfast but instead one of the teachers reads aloud from the a lives of the at eleven the Bell rings again and school continues until dinner time which is 3 of clock. The boys now enjoy an interval of two hours during which they have their dinner a meal that differs from breakfast Only in being a Little More profuse and in ending with cakes Jelly and preserves. At fat o clock the merciless Bell again summons the boys to the Sci tool room where they remain until seven and then go Home for Good making ten hours of school in All. Such a lengthened period of confinement would soon kill the boys if there were not mitigating circumstances. Much of what they Call study is merely the mindless repetition of words in a loud voice As they walk up and Down in the room or in a corridor outside. The boy is regarded As the Best student who studies loudest and therefore those who have an ambition to stand Well in the estimation of their teachers and their friends walk up Aud Down shouting their lessons at the top of their voices. The Post Oftle of Bogota is in a building which was formerly an extensive Church with a Large monastery connected with it and this still retains its Broad corridors and walks. Here May be seen and heard numbers of boys from an adjacent school striding up and Down roaring their lessons to the serious disturbance of the Public. The teachers have another resource against the tedious length of the school Day. As they sit in their seats of authority they hear the lessons and smoke at the same time. Even the boys occasionally indulge in smoking during school hours though As a Rule it is not permitted. Lady teachers smoke continually out of school. A they Are rarely seen without a citral in their Mouths a says mrs. Whitman. A youth s companion. A South Florida paper predicts that As the poppy grows luxuriantly in that Section the production of opium will one Day be one of the states great big Sioux sitting Bull is honoured and worshipped As the great Medicine Man who mixed the herbs and roots to the sound of the to Tom that caused the defeat of the Gallant Custer Aud his dashing and heroic seventh cavalry. Only a few weeks ago the chief visited Cheyenne Agency and upon his departure for standing Rock Agency his present Home he was presented with fifty head of splendid ponies and escorted by one Hundred lodges some sixty Miles. The advice of Bull is implicitly followed. The old chief seems to realize too. That his name and Fame Are known in every Hamlet in the United states. Four years ago sitting Bull passed through Pierre on his Way from fort Randall where he had been held As a prisoner of War. I arrival Drew hundreds of curious people to the Steamboat Landing and he had a Rush of business disposing of his autograph at the uniform Jiricek of 50 cents. On this occasion he had cause to become enraged Over the duplicity practice on him by col. Dell Coy who handed Bull half a Dollar and asked that he sign his name on the Leaf of a Book. Bull did so and the colonel retired with a dozen copies which he presented to his friends. The Book was manifold. Bull realized that he had been duped and lie refused to sign any More books. Ratinka sitting Bull is an unc papa Sioux and was born on the Mississippi near grand River in 1835. As a Young Buck he was somewhat noted both As a Hunter and Warrior and in Middle a quote Gair fed prestige As a Medicine Man the Sioux order of Priesthood and Counselor. Although destitute of hereditary claims to chieftain ship by shrewdness diplomacy and Force of character he gained both influence and followers while by his pronounced hostility to the Whites he earned notoriety throughout the United states. When Custer was killed on the Little big Horn in june 187 3, sitting Bull was Tho consulting head of 5,000 warriors. After that massacre the huge Camp was broken up and sitting Bull with 1,000 braves or More retreated into British America. In 1881 he made frequent raids upon american soil. His band constantly suffered depletion until in the summer of 1881, he had but 160 followers remaining. Then he surrendered to Lieut col. Brotherton at fort Buford and with them was sent As a prisoner to fort Randall. Here he remained until May. 188 when he was released and sent to his present Home among his Kindred of standing Rock Agency. He has four wives and seven children. Spotted Eagle is the favorite Warrior of sitting Bull and recognized by the indians As a big Man. He was in the Custer tight and it is asserted that he killed Custer. In their War dances and pow wows spotted Eagle Tel is How hard Custer died. Spotted Eagle is intelligent but like Bull heres strictly to the Indian costume. He feels proud of his record. Red Cloud resides on the Pine Ridge Agency. He is accused of beings mischief maker. He is a Bright Indian however and labors hard for his race in his own Peculiar Way. Hump is now chief of the Indian police. He resides at Cheyenne Agency anti has made rapid advancement in the ways of civilization. He has done away with the Tepee and lives in a log Louse furnished in american style and surrounded by sixty of his people who Are gradually following in his footsteps. He also discarded the Blanket and Breech cloth has his hair Cut Short and appears in a Blue suit. His Village is the most Thrifty on the reservation each Indian cultivating fifteen to Twenty acres. Hump has made two trips to Chicago Tribune. _ that Noble animal Man. Dearly beloved it is natural for weak finite Man to turn to the Clown for Fnnnk things but really some of the funniest tilings you read Falls from Tho pen of the Wise Man. Now read this i done to know who wrote it. I find it in a a religion philosophical paper but if it does no to make you smile you Are devoid of the sixth sense a when one comes in sight of the nobler Side of humanity it is no longer a Surprise that Christ suffered martyrdom for the now it was a Man who wrote that no woman Ever said such a thing it was a Man and if the Man goes to heaven he will be bitterly disappointed if a delegation of Angels and All the apostles do not meet him ten Miles outside the Gate with an address of Welcome and the Freedom of the City in a Gold Box. We Are a Nice set of Fellows Lor a god to suffer martyrdom for. Says this same complacent Man a human beings Are All right we Are simply darkened by the Shadow of a social system that offers a Premium upon our worst traits and deliberately crushes the nobler part of us. A of yes we Are All right Arentt we we Are naturally preternatural in super naturally angelic ally Good but the Shadow of a social system a offers premiums and a a crushes us a right healthy a a Shadow that combines the functions of a county fair and a Stone breaker. How Good we Are by nature. Y of have to teach the lisping child his prayers but he learns to lie naturally at Home and learns to swear the first Day he goes to school. He hates his lessons and loves to fish. He plays a Hoo key and runs away from sunday school even As he runs to fhe circus. The Man forgets the text before the Sermon is half through and he forgets the Sermon next Day but i remembers every word of a vile Story fifty years. He growls about the water rate but pays for his whisky without a murmur. The state has to keep up whipping posts to keep him from beating his wife it maintains almshouses for his neglected parents and asylums for his abandoned children it builds jails to keep him from stealing Penitentiary to keep him honest gallon s to keep him from murdering and but for the terror of hell fire he would t try to go to heaven. Of yes Man generally considered is a Sweet Bird and when we come to look at it the race conferred an undying Honor upon its Saviour in permitting him to become a Martyr for a crowd of such exalted beings. All that ails us is the a Shadow of a social system that we by the was who established that social system the Angels or these magnificent a human beings with a trunk full of a nobler part Quot a Bob Burdette. Hunting antelopes. A Hunter who recently came in from his Retreat relates the following Story and exhibits scars to corroborate his statement a a new Snow like a Phish carpet clothed the Little Valley and made grand the towering mountains that almost overhang the raging River. Silver Mountain of the Salmon River Range forms a Complete background for Tho landscape above Garden Talley in Idaho. My Little log Cabin is in the Shade of the great Mountain which has its Crest in perpetual Snow its ribs of glaciers and its dark fir forests of Green. My nearest neighbor is a new arrival who lives three Miles Down the River. A has a family of grown sons a and daughters. I am a Bachelor. I decided to visit him on that first Day of Snow. Is is the custom in this land where we depend upon wild meat As an important article of food i carried my trusty Rifle. One half mile from Home i came upon a Herd of Antelope in a Little Cove. They had not danger. They were feeding toward me. In fact they seemed to be on the move toward the River but were browsing As if they had made a Long journey on Short rations but had not quite determined upon that spot As a Winter Range. A flock of sheep in charge of a Shepherd would not have been More quiet and peaceful. I counted far up into the hundreds while enjoying the picture of pretty animal life. In fact i had no desire to murder one of the mild eved creatures but my Larder needed replenishing. They approached until the Leader was within thirty Yards. The Valley narrowed to a Canyon at the Point where i was secreted and the Many Heads and horns huddled together As the Steep sides forced them toward the narrow pass Way. The Brown mass was so crowded together that i could not see the White Snow Between the animals. I singled out a plump Fawn and without moving from my shelter fired at it. A 40-60 never made so much noise before. There was a White Cloud of dry Snow a thousand feet had kicked it into the air and it circled something like the beginning of a blizzard. Then came a Rush. I was knocked Down by an Antelope. I was tramped upon and jumped upon until the breath was out of my body. When i recovered the storm of live antelopes had a Assed. The whole Herd had run Oyer me. My clothes were torn off. I was scratched bruised and Cut from my boots to my ears. I crawled Home without my meat. An external application of Antelope sufficed for that Day.�?detroit free . Manning a my congressman Lawler. When 3ir. Manning was Secretary of the Treasury and during his first Seri Ous sickness the Chicago congressman became very solicitous about the Secretary s health and for awhile he sent to or Manning a Basket of Flowers every Day. Or. Quot Manning sent for or. Lawler and said a Lawler i have been touched by your kindness. I have heard of you before and i think once when you called i May have treated you a Little rudely. I want to apologize for that because i have been touched by this attention. Now you have never asked for anything and i know you Are a poor Man and now i want to know what has prompted this a the Chicago member replied that he knew the sick Man was fond of Flowers and that mrs. Manning liked them and he simply sent them Over to cheer the sick. �?o1 have been there myself a said the congressman in his Peculiar manner. Or. Manning sent for mrs. Manning and made her acquainted with Lawler. Mrs. Manning said their dinner hour was at hand and asked the congressman to remain. A no a said Lawler a i can to do it much obliged to you both of you but i promised Mary id be Home to dinner with her and i have never broken my word to my wife since we be been married. Mary does her own work and i disappoint the simplicity of the Many a Candor caused a pretty scene. The gentleman who saw it and who tells me this Story says a i never saw anything on the stage As pretty As that. The Little congressman was standing in the presence of the Leader of Washington society for mrs. Manning was at that time Peerless and she was always stately and at the same time yielding when the occasion called for it. Or. Manning was fresh from his victories. He had surprised the country by Hia Quick perception of the business interests of the people. As the Little congressman had spoken there came a silence. Mrs. Manning bowed Low to him just As a queenly woman will when she is surprised by a great truth. Then she offered her hand and the invalid in his chair touched at the remark placed his hand Over his eyes for a moment and then called Lawler Over Aud said a god bless you and mary.�?Chicago to i i. _ a Rural youth Calls the new District schoo marm a a experience because she is a dear teacher
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