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W. C. T. U. COLUMN.
Fur God and Home and Every Land.
Edited bu MRS. MAT TIE SMEAD,
SI PT. OF PRESS WORK.
MARCH 6, 1S'J5.
Better to weave in the web of life
A bright and golden filling,
And do nod's will with a cheerful heart,
And hands that are ready and willing,
Than to snap the delicate, minute thread
Of our curious lives asunder,
And then blame Heaven for tangled ends,
And sit and grieve and wonder.
We again glndly greet our friends
through the medium of our own loved
W. C. T. U. column.
Our hearts beat hih with hope of what
we may accomplish along all our Hues of
work, if all interested will take their
places, shoulder to shoulder, with those
who are bearing the burden and heat oi
It may seem that we have accotuDlish
ed little, yet enough has been done to
cause much condemnation from enemies
and unkind criticism from supposed
The leaders in any reform work always
feel that they are alone iu a great measure
and it requires much personal sacrifloe to
fit one for this work. It is not rare to
see suoh workers socially tabooed. This
is done through misapprehension or jeal
ousy. Many earnest christians are de
terred by these reasons from aotively en
gaging in something for which tbey
would find themselves speoially adapted.
These trials are what we must expect
to encounter and are to be considered as
offsets to the momentum of our progress
but if we have resolved that we are will
ing to do anything In His Name we will
bein a rigid self-examination, and this
in turn will lead to prayer that we may
beoome holy women, with a higher ideal
than we have before known, and that
our local union may become a oeater of
Between right and wrong there is no
ground save a battle ground.
When a reformer grows popular he has
missed bis mission aud made terms with
The Women's Temperance Publishing
Association printed over one hundred
million pages of literature in t!.e past
The Pcbno! board of St. Joseph, Mo.,
have voted to expel any boy who smokes
cigarettes, whether on or off the school
Total Hbstmeuoe anil prohibition, as
principles, have been weighed in thebnl
inces and tried iu the fires of science
ttnd statesmanship, and have stood the
test. They have nnme into the arena of
logioBl debate, and do voice has been able
to overthrow them. The only argument
is that of appetite and selfiRhness, and
the Nations choice for bloom or blight
lies between these and the truth.
An old time crusade lias stirred up
Sinux City, Iowa, lately as nothing else
has dooe since the murder o Haddook.
Oue hundred women have visited the
saloons singing and praying and reading
to the keepers the seotion of law beiug
violated Ty them, enduring contempt
and cruelty in their determination to
create a sentiment that shall lead to
prosecutions of the violators of the law.
It was deeoly regretted that the pub
lic presentation of tbo Polyglot Petition
'n the United States government, which
ooonrred on the evening of February 15,
had to be made without the preseuoe of
Miss Willnrd and Lady Henry Somerest,
who were prevented by illness from
reaching Washington in time. Miss
Willard's address for the occasion ws
read by Miss Annie Gorton, and bright
addresses were made by Mrs. Clara C.
'loflroBU, Mrs. Ilelleo ML liarker, nation
al officers, Miss Belle Kearney and Rev.
Dr. Henry 8. Lunn. On February 1'), a
deputation of W. C. T. U. offioers, head
"d by Miss Willard and Lady Henry
Somerest, oalled upon President Cleve-
and i.t the executive mansion and there
figuratively presented tho petition to
him, if being too bulky to be presented
otherwise. 1 lie committee was assured
by the President that he regarded the
objfet of the petition as one in which
all good men and woioho should take un
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IMPLEMENTS OF GAMING.
Curious Origin of Playing Cards,
Dico and Dominoes.
India and China the Source of These Pe
culiar Playthings Some of tho
Games I'lityed by the
Who would suppose that playing
cards were orig-innlly derived from the
knuckle bones of sheep? Vet such is
the fact. If you do not believe it, ask
titewart Culin, othnoloirl-1,, attached
to the University of l'uints.i Ivmia, who,
according to the Washington .-Star, lias
made the study of gantcs, from the
scientific point of view, his specialty.
The so-called knuckle bones are famil
iar enough, being used to this day by
children in various parts of the world.
They are the ankle bones of the sheep,
and are four-sided. It seems odd to
find that dice in Arabic are culled by a
name which means ankle bones. Xo
body knows how long they were first
employed for playing games. One day
it occurred to somebody that a cube
was butter adapted ,to the purpose.
That must have happened in very an
cient times, for the Komans of old had
dice which were just like our own,
even to the arrangement of the num
bers on the faces i. e., the six opposit.
the one, the five opposite the two, ana
the four opposite the three.
It will be observed that the sum of
any two opposite numbers is always
seven. This may have something to
do with the fact that seven used to be
regarded as a magical number, f )f the
respect accorded to it there is evidence
in many passages of the Bible. The
most ancient cubical die known dates
back to 000 B. C that is, twenty-live
hundred years ago. It was found at
Naucratus, a Greek colony in Iigypt.
The earliest dice were made in pairs,
right and left, like knuckle bones, one
of which was always from tho right
leg and the other from the left leg of
the animal. Two dice were usually
employed, because they were two
knuckle bones. Mr. Culin says that
dice probably originated in India.
Prom that country they were carried
to China, whence they have been dis
tributed all over tho world. The Chi
nese are great gamesters; they invent
ed a modification of the dice, which is
called the domino. Put two dice faces
side by side aud you have the domino.
Dominoes are said to have been,
devised in the year 11:.'0 of the Chris
tian era. by u Chine.se emperor for the
amusement of Ids wives. It is tnoro
likely, however, that they merely ob
tained the imperial approval at that
There are twenty-one possible throws
with two dice, so twenty-onu dominoes
may be regarded as natural dominoes.
However the Chinese have doubled up
some of the numbers so as to make a
full set for playing thirty-two in all.
All over eastern Asia the customary
outfit of dominoes is thirty-two. Our
dominoes, obtained by way of Europe,
tire onlv twentv-ci'rht mil ore modified
by the introduction of blanks. Tim
domino game of Europe and America is
the match game. It is played in China,
but is an unimportant one tinning the
many Chinese games of dominoes. The
Chinese domino games are all of them
dice games elaborated. Dominoes are
also u:.ed in C'h'.ra, like dice, for for
tune telling. That system of divina
tion has an extensive literature of its
own. The Chinese dominoes all have
In China cosmicai names aro given to
the numbers on the dice. Six is the
throw of heaven, ace is the throw of
earth, four is the throw of man, while
one and three are chosen to represent
the harmony that unites heaven, earth
and man. The throw of double five is
ciiHod tin; "plum llowor," five and six
is the "tio-t's head," four und six is
"red-head ten." one and six is "long
legged c.'veit." and one and five is "red
mallet i . ' Those terms remind one
of thoc ; . ii by negroes to various
thro. :.i l in; game of "craps." On
Chine e i' !!.n "one" and "four" are
alwii; r v'iile the dots on the other
face . : .Mr. Culin cannot as-
fd,rn a. ", . . n for this with certainty.
Tiii i i '. .: r.i to the : fleet that on
oue i . :v. :n empemr of the Ming
dyni. ,'y v.ts almost defeated in a game
by his tju-eii. The only possibility for
him to win vvum that the dice should
turn up "fours." They did so, and he
was so gratified that from that time
forth the "fours" on all dice were
marked in red.
Take an ordinary domino of bone or
wood, enlarge it, make it of paper, and
it becomes a playing card. Mr. CuJin'a
study of the subject has led him to t ie
conclusion that this is the way in
which the playing card was originally
evolved. The evolution began with
the knuckle bone, which became, a
cul lieal die; the latter was transformed
into a domino, and the domino, in its
turn, was metamorphosed into a card. ,
A domino with two "lives'' on it repre
sents the "tenspot" of the pack. The i
origin of "king,'' "(juecn" and "jack"
is unknown. Possibly a little light
may be thrown upon the mystery by
th! fact that the four sides of the
knuckle bono are culled in Arabic the
"shah," "vizier," "peasant" and
"skive. ' The same names are given
to the numbers on the cubical die, the
six being the ":,h;:h." fine of the
games played with dominoes in China
is apparently tho prototype of whist.
Nobody knows when dominoes and
cards were introduced into liurope.
We, in America, get all our games from
Euro)x:; we invent no games. Poker is
an old English raino modified. Mr. j
Culin says that there a: 8 lo new i
framo?.; those brought out from year to
year are merely m-ylLlcritions of old
ones. Games ar origiriate.d in prijai
itiv sttjesof s.cial development.
One would naturally supports that
til" fpirmi:i" t'.i -.o; ',11 the "teetotern,"
must I e '( r'vi ! 'rim the. :.:.i.k; erig-in-il
Miuree it . the c.ibici.l die. Appor
t n'.ly t uch i, r. ,t the ear. Mr. Culin
has trarel trie tc totem to Corca,
v. lK-r.i li w-4.p;3 to Law. liuJ in U'g'.r,. ,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
THE CHINESE LANGUAGE.
It Is Not So Monosyllables as Is
Nor la It as Dllllcult to Learn as Ilear
luif of It Would Lend One to
Delleve Tho Method
There arc about sixty thousand char
acters in the Chinese language proper,
but the average Chinaman no more
learns all of these characters than the
everyday American learns the one
hundred thousand words in the Eng
lish language. The Chinaman, howev
er, learns on the average more than
docs an American in a similar position
in life. A Chinaman who can neither
read nor write is a rarity, according to
the New York Evening Post. Chinese
is not a monosyllabic language, as
many suppose, aud it is impossible to
ittter in Chinese any but the shortest
sentences in monosyllables. In writing
the Chinaman makes oue complicated
but integral character for each word,
but. that word may be properly spoken
in two, three or four syllables. His
syllables are divided by no longer in
tewuls than are his words, and that is
what makes the language sound to a
foreigner like a sing-song jargon. We
do not know whether he is telling a
story or attempting a song. The Chi
nese perhaps thinks the same thing of
an American who bites oif his words
and swallows them or telescopes one
into the other. Business men thrown
in contact with Chinese merchants
who speak pure Chinese say that it is
not riflieult to learn. Instead of
twenty-six letters, not including the
useless &, the Chinese have five hun
dred or six hundred syllables, and
these are combined into various forms
to make the sixty thousand words in
their "dictionary." These syllables
vary in meaning uecording to the tone
hi which they are spoken er the strokes
used in writing them.
A Chinaman can unite any two of
the six hundred syllables and make an
intelligent word. This is not the case
with the English language. This
flexibility is perhaps owing to the
shortness of their words (seldom more
than three syllables) and the tone or
strokes belonging to the syllables
when spoken or written. A syllable
may mean one of n hundred things,
and its particular meaning is limited
by placing another syllable of similar
significance before or after it, using;
its particular tone, or stroke when
writ ing. Sometimes the syllables are
uttered in such rapid succession that
they seemingly form one word, but the
trained Chinese ear notes the tones,
and he is easily understood the
marvelous subtleties of accent convey
ing the expression to a nicetv. He
does not have to state a proposition,
and then, in order to make himself
elear, restate it by the usual "or, in
other words." There are no "other
words" with the Chinese. The tone
gives the meaning. The Chinese have
a system of two hundred and fourteen
radicals, having various strokes from
one to seventeen, which are combined
with the characters. IOach radical lias
a separate meaning, generally denot
ing1 the simplest object, as man, sky,
earth, water, king. The student first
learns these, which answer to the A II
C; he next studies the syllables, or
combinations, and thus he has learned
to read and spell. (irottping the
syllables into words depends upon his
powers of speech or of composition in
writing. What is popularly known as
"slang" is not known to the Chinese.
Their language is sufficiently copious
without resorting to the brutal forms
of speech. The most withering con
tempt or the keenest of satire may be
expressed in the politest terms.
There are many wonderful dialects
in existence, as readers of modern lit
erature sti's Ilert'er's Magazine, have
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doubtless by this time discovered. One
of these, which has not been touched
upon to any considerable extent, is
what might be called the suburban do
mestic dialect that used by servants
in rural communities in the daily rou
tine of housework. Seve'ral instances
of the inspiring tjualities of this have
come to hanel. A suburbanite was
greeted one winter's morning as he en
tered his ilining room with this choice
specimen: "Mr. J , the colt has
frizz the pipes. They've bust and the
cellar's all alloat."
The same domestic, while cleaning
up in a hallway adjoining the library
in which her employer was engaged in
writing, thinking that he might prefer
not to witness the operation of polish
ing up the fioor, entered the room and
said: "Mr. J , do you want the
door cluz or the curtains elrew?"
DANGEROUS COASTING. '
A Funny Incident or n Trip Down a Nor
The Norwegian kjoelkc are queer
little carriages about six feet long,
made for the descent of snow-clad
mountains. They rarely exceed a foot
in width, and are raised some eight or
ten inches on runners. In his right
hand tho rider carries a long pole,
varying from twelve to eighteen feet
iu length, with which he is able to
steer. The author of "A Winter .Taunt
to Norway" tells a true story of kjcelke
coasting, which is always dangerous,
but seldom as funny as in the present
A gentleman was riding his kjcelke
down from llolrnenkollen, and before
him on the road he saw a lady and
gentleman walking. lie called loudly
to them to get, out of the way, but
either they did not hear or his pace
was too great, and they did not move
As he rushed madly on, his little
kjrclke, beforo he knew what had hap
pened, whipped up the lady, and there
tihe was sitting in front of him. What
was his astonishment to find that he
was conveying an utter stranger down
the mountain-side at this breakneck
pace! He was loo busy and too breath
less to speak, and they sped away.
The lady knew that she must sit
quite still, and after the first shock she
tucked her feet away and remained in
quiet bewilderment until they reached
There they stood aghast. Each
bowed to the other. Each apologized,
the one for being in the way, the other
for bearing olT a lady so unceremoni
ously. All reserve soon wore off, and
by the time tho lady's brother arrived
he found them chatting and laughing;,
the best of friends.
Pisof Doi.iikau says electricity pos
sesses no virtue as such for the cure of
disease. It will make as bad ulcers ns
it will heal and destroy life as compla
cently as strychnine or the guillotine.
It is not likely that earthquakes ever
result from electric disturbances, and
it has not yet been proved that they
ever give rise to any such, though when
large masses of rock are displaced, a
in .la pan in 181)1, slight local changes
in magnetic curves have resulted.
Piioi'. Asa (iitAY says that the Wash
ington elm at Cambridge has been esti
mated to produce seven million leaves,
which would mukc a surface radiation
of about five acres in extent, and give
out every fair day in the growing sea
son seven and three-fourths tons ol
The emperor of Russia had up to s
i iio-t time ago a double in the person
t a tanker of the name of Carlsben In
Copenhagen. Carlsben was Introduced
some time ago to the czar, who himself
remarked the extraordinary likeness.
This proved unfortunate for the
banker, who henceforth elrove in a car
riage and four, und was only too
pleased when he was taken for the em
peror of all the Kussias. As a result
( urlshen went insane on the bubjeet
and recently died in a madhouse in the
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