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CAPITAL CITY COURIER
Vol, 3. No. 10
Lincoln, Niciiuaska, Satuuday, Aim-mi. LM, 18BH
1'NICIC KlVIC OlCNTS
AN OBSICUrKKS TIIOUCJHTS.
COMMENTS AND OPINIONS IN TYPE.
What lln Nees, Hems, thinks and Im
agine. 0V THAT tho dolicioim struwliorry
hns shown ItNvlf on tlio innrkot, tliu
young IiUkmI wonders why tliu rcstnu-
rnntor docs not offer something more
in keeping w ltli lits dllnpldntcd purse. After
a long w Inter of luxury, with oysters nt nlxty
cents iicr dozen, the young mnn was drcam
ing of tho great change that w ould como in
with the gentle springtime, ni-ii ico cmiin
nt ton cent n pinto would take the place of tho
oyster fry. Hut, alas ! w Ith tho iloimrturu of
tho oyster Bousoii,coines tho costly straw licrry
nnd tho chnngo for tho bcttei Is hut little
Strawberries nnd lco cream, fifty cents, with
enkoou tho sldo I Yen, thu best girl in n dear
luxury nnil must Ik) endured ns well us enjoy
otl nt nil oxcuho, no mutter haw much. Tho
season for straw tarry shortcake just nt hand
promises much to tho nverngo jiorHOU nt tho
boarding houso, nnd w lien tho nmtroiily head
of tho tnhlo plunges tho grout long knlfo Into
tho tutupttng cako, all eyes are hero centered
with exjioctancy of receiving grent comfort
nnd satisfying tho craving of tho inner Minn
for koiuethlng now nnd sweet. Tho cako is
cut, nnd ns in n lottery 0110 in many gots n
berry, nnd tho other boanlors go on n still
hunt for something thoy never llud, for "tho
straw berry they looked for never como."
Tho old wooden awning that has so long
disgraced tho O street sldo of Union block
was torn u wny this week, nnd hereafter tho
cnnvaH nwnluB of prohress will grnco tho
fnontH of tho business houses represented
there. A good many Llntolu people are not
nwnro of tho fact that block Is tho oldest
brick building in tho city, having stood there
for nearly eighteen yearn. Whllo it is not
now so elegant as tho Burr block, for In
stance, It shows that tho pioneers of Lincoln
bullded well. It is now only a question of
time when it will bo torn down nnd nil olo
gnnt five or six story block erected. Tho
property is ono of tho most valuable in tho
city fronting 160 on O street nnd twonty-llvo
feet on Tenth, and the CouillEH has often
wondered why it has not been Improved bo
foro this, as tho rents now accruing nro
hardly n fair interest on tho value of tho lots.
Were it in tho hands of'such men ns tho llurr
brothers or others of tho equal enterprise,
who have faith in Lincoln and show it, such
n block ns tho Union now is would not bo
permitted to cncumlier tho ground.
Tho Observer is delighted to learn that tho
gnllnnt l'rof. Mahler has finally concluded to
return to Lincoln for another season, nnd will
open his classes in dancing early in May. So
ciety will bo glad to welcome Mr. Mnhlor
back ngain, as also his accomplished lady and
charming littlo daughter Rosalind. It was
on easy matter to get the desired fifty names
and tho prospects now aro that his classes tho
coming season will bo larger than over. Tho
Observer trusts Mr. Mahler will again favor
us witli a children's play.
Tho timo for riding nnd driving having nt
lost put in Its claim for popularity, it would
bo well for our young folks who havo n caro
for the rules end etiquette governing tho
samo, jwirticularly so now, for tho condition
of the roods call for much enro in handling
horses nnd vehicles. Tho articular fault
found last summer was thnt ladies who wro
now at driving, wero not posted as to which
sldo to take when meeting these going in an
opposite direction. For tho benoflt of nil
such I would Bay, turn to tho right nnd you
will be O. K. Bear this in mind.
A Classical Course.
IIo And so you nro really attending n
cooking school, Miss Claraf
Sho (brightly) Yes, and it ii such fun.
IIo I supposo you can make nice bread,
She No, I have nothing to do with making
bread; but I can mako lovely angel cake. I
am only taking the classical course.
It Uu Curious I'n ct
That tho Iwdy Is now more susceptible to
taneflt from medicine than at any other sen
son. Hence tho importance of taking Hood's
Harsaiiarilln now when it will do you tho
most good. It Is really wonderful for purify
ing nnd enriching the blood, creating an up
petite, nnd giving n healthy tone to tho whole
system. He sure to got Hood's SarMipnrilla,
which is peculiar to itself.
Union Pacific, "tho overland route," con
tiiiues to accomodate Its patrons In tho most
The latest move In this direction is thu
chnngo of timo tatwoon Valparaiso ami Lin
coln, whereby tho lesldentsof Vulmrulso,
Stromstarg and Intermediate points can visit
Lincoln, "The State Capital," and return thu
Passengers can take either tho regular pas
senger trains on that branch, or tho local
freight trains stopping nt nil stations, nnd
running (Wily except Sunday.
Parasols and silk umbrellas In almo.it end
less variety and at remaikably low prices,
nro shown by Ashby & Mlllspnugh.
Wlmt Wii Meet! mid l.fiirucil In it 1'im
Moment Clint wild Mr. I'urmiim.
Whllo sauntering itlsiut the city Thursday
n CouiiiKit ncillMilropiHil in to chat on the
season's gossip with Mr. Parsons of tho Ne
luaska Floral company, ami iludiug that
gentleman busily engaged piepai Ing a hand
some Moral pillow for a funeral, but willing
to do two things ntouce, i c , chntnud work,
"How has your business been since the
ociilngf" usked the iiewsi.iier man,
"Well, wo certainly feel encouraged over
our prospects here," was tho reply, "for over
since w e oKned our doors w o hnv e not seen
a dull day. In fact, on several occasions we
hnvehnd such rushes for Mowers that once or
tw ice tho supply was almost exhausted. For
Instance, for tho itooth Ilnrrett engagement
wo had nearly one hundred orders, mostly
from city people, and quite a limntar from
abroad who came in to see "Julius Cicsar,"
and in fact ever since wo have had an Im
mense trade. Wo had laid in an extra sup
ply, anticipating tho rush, and by 8 o'clock
wo had only n few remnants loft. Wo have
no reason to complain, for our business bus
lieen greater than wo expected for a starter "
"What Is your siHoialty, Mr. Piirsonsf'
"Our sHclnltyl Well, wo hnvo several,
principally, however, that of cut Mowers for
various kinds of bouquets nnd art designs,"
Mild the llorist.aud pointing to a lot of forms
mndoof wire, ho continued, "you see those
designs on tho wall. Well,that is the largest
assortment nnd largest Hue of goods shown
In Nebraska today," and as tho CoouiKii man
gawjd over tho variety of sIiiinm ho noticed
designs for funerals, parties, weddings, etc.,
such as crosses, cross nnd crown, heart, pll
low s, harps, lyres, baskets, and tho various
emblems of tho Masonic, Pythian, I. O. O F.
nnd other orders. In short, everything that
can be found In the elTcto east can also be
found in Lincoln.
"How do tho people of Lincoln seem to take
to these goods," was1 asked,
"Judging from our brief exorlonco thus
far, wo will havo a big trade on Moral de
signs. You see this pillow is for the funeral
of Mr. J. J. Davis today, who is hurled by
tho Pj thian lodgo, ami thoso," Minting n
short distnnco away, "are two other designs
for tho samo nITulr. Thnt handsnmo design,
which was so much ndmtred nt tho funeral of
Dr. Fuller last Sunday was nlso from our es
tablishment. It was a pillow with K. P.
monogram nnd n Mnlteso cross nttnehed at
tho top. Then at the various receptions and
parties given since our oicniug we have had
the pleasure of supplying more or less of tho
'As to landscape w ork and plants for gnr
dening, do you enter to that;branch nlso?"
"What do you suppose wo keep those plants
for that you see in tho window nnd on tho
Moor , outside nnd inside? Why wo pay jwr
ticular attention to nil such orders, and havo
n corps of competent men to whom nil such
work Is entrusted Wo nro dully supplying
potted plaats to tho finest houses of tho capi
tal city, who delight lu having their homes
tanutlflcd by tho presence of ilowcring love
liness and natural perfume from nature's
bloom. Yes, wo are having n good trado in
this line, and that, too, with tho best people of
"You might announco in the CouiiiKit that
wo aro nlready booking orders for Mowers for
Decoration dny and commencement exorcis
es, and in order to get Just whnt our introns
want they hnd licttcr lenvo orders early."
Having satisfied himself that tha Nebraskn
Floral company wns doing a good business,
wns n grent success nnd had come to stay jior
manontly, tho roiwrtor bade Mr. Parsons
good dny, and once moro entered tho thor
oughfare of tho busy city to see whnt could bo
seen and learn what could Ik learned for the
beneMt of CnuuiEH readers.
Ariel Bnrnoy will bo Miss Julia Marlowe's
manager next season. Tho .ontract is for
flvo years. Tom Kecne, the tragedian, will
probably bo Interest! In the venture.
Lester Wnllock's testimonial benefit takes
place nt the Metropolitan opein house, New
York city, on the iiltl, when Edwin llooth.
I.aw renco Harrott and other prominent ac
tors nni actresses will bo seen in "Hamlet."
Mls Minnio Palmer sails for Europe May
'Jflth on tho Alaska, returning in December
for a short starring tour of tho larger cities.
Minnio is getting exclusive; it is not so very
long sluco that she was glad to striko n mod
erate sired tow ll.
Louis James isa notorious guyer at any
and all times. One evening ho wns playing
Romeo to sweet Mario Wnlnwrlght's Juliet.
It was during thu balcony scene, and thu bal
cony was not all that could linvolceii desired.
Its chief diaw hack lay lu the fact that It was
so high that love-sick Romeo had a stiff neck
from looking up at his pretty mistress. Dur
ing a pause In tho dialogue Mr. James audi
bly remarked to Juliet, "Come on your perch
birdie, or I'll resign."
No Time to Lose.
Convalescent (to physician) I see your
bill, doctor, calls for ten dollars. How much
do you charge a visit?
Physician Two dollars.
Convalescent But you only called throe
Physlclnn Flvo times, my friend, three
tlmos for treatment and tw ico for my money.
Convalescent I guess I had better hurry
and pay up. Epoch.
Theory ami I'ractlrn.
Foreman What was thnt disturbance on
tho stairway a mlnuto ngo?
Editor Oh, thnt old boro of a Quinby
called on mo and I kicscd him out.
"Goal schemo. Now you'll havo to writo
a column of stult for mo.
"Hero's nn mtlcle you can use. It is
headed 'Politeness Pays.' " Nebraska Stato
lint ItfitMin Its I ltlch.
"I soo that tho proprietor of a hotel in
Washington Is worth $1:1,000,1)00," said a
banker to a f i fend.
"Well, that's not to lo wondered at."
"Bocnuso liu uied to lie a porter in tho
house he now owns. Hotel Mall.
Mother I nm mrpriscd, dear, to seo you
at the piano so soon after tho death of your
dear Uncle James, and "White Wings,"
Daughter Yes, uinnimn, but I'm only
playing mi the black koj s. New York Sun.
TIIK T1IKATIIICA1 WOIIM).
A WEEK'S REVIEW AND PROSPECTIVE.
Amusements fur Next Wceh. Wlmt Home
of the I'urorlles lire lining.
IUUEIiY tho past week has proseutcd
III enough attractions at the theater and of
111 ample vaiict) to sal IV f tho tnsu and de
Jf) sire of all classes. Every night except
lino, tho Funke has Ihsmi ojM'ti and each at
traction was n good one, nlthough several
might be tei mod as siisrlor to others. The
Immense business of last week's atti actions,
prlnclmlly that of the llooth-llarrett engage
ment had a telling cITeet on tho audience this
week. Tho houses have Iksmi ery fair In
sire, and one or two quite large, but tho re
ceipts of tho live nights would have been
much larger, had not the amusement lovers
shown their great dcalto to seo tho tra
gedians. However theni Is usually a lull in
the attendance at tho playhouses nil over the
country after such advents mid considering
tills tho week has Wn a cry good one nnd
perhaiH better than wan oxcctcd
Next week the boards of tho Funke present
comedy, opera ami the drama, by excellent
companies, opening Monday evening with
Evans & Ilney In a "Parlor Match," ICato
lleusberg opera company In "L'Eclnlro,"
Only a fair-sized audience was piesent nt
Funko's Monday evening to see Wilson & Ran
kin's minstrels, Tho conqwiny is composed of
some ery good material, but taken as a whole
their jierformaiice falls far Imlow the stand
ard. Aside from Wilson, Doyle nnd Carl ten,
there nro no other minstrels worth mention
lug. Oeorgo Wilson, however, Is n whole
show lu himself, nnd when he falls to amuse
nil audience, it must be a terribly blue one.
Carl Rankin was hot with tho company. The
most Interesting feature of the eutei talument
was tho work of young Duval, who, as a con
tortionist, Is ono of tho best wo hae ever
seen. Ho is a youth of perhaps sixteen years
ni.d jierforms feats that are truly w onderful.
Tho monologue of (Icorgo Wilson was iccclv
od In the usual mniiuer, and ho was encored
so of ten that he was couiollod to leg off.
AN Ol'KKATIP KVK.NT.
Tuesday evening's attraction at the Fuiiko
was one of the finest of the season, nnd for
the amount of pleasure It afforded might 1st
considered equally as eiiJo. able an event as
tho Booth-Barrett engagement, for what tho
latter wns to our lovers of tragedy tho for
mer was equally as much to the lovers of the
oKrn. Wo refer to the magnificent produc
tion of tho "tlyjisy Baron" by tho Conried
oHjra company. The company is couqiosed
of ns Mue u cast of melodious voices as wo
havo ever hoard in Lincoln; the choruses
weru strong and harmonious, ami the lcst
that has Imsjii heard lu any of the ojioras
rendered hero in years.
Tho principal characters wero well repre
sented, nnd each elicited ample and merited
applause. Miss Ioulso Binnchl as SoMI, n
gyjisy girl, has a splendid soprano voice, which
she admirnhly controls nnd uses with n melo
dy thnt Is both artistic and pleasing. Miss
Lydln O'Neill ery acceptably rendered tho
part of Arsena,thuplg dealer's daughter. She
lias a clear, sweet voice and sings her lines ills
tiuctly with good effect. Among the artists
wits Jacques Krucgor, an old Lincoln favorite
who was here suveral years ago with the Skat
ing Rink company. Ho takes the comedy
rolo of tho pig dealer, and was tho cause of
much merriment. He is a clever comedian
mid has a flno voice. Signor Taglleri, who
assumes tho roloof tho Exile nnd afterward
liccomcs the Oypsy Baron, has an excellent
soprano voice and did somo creditable work
during tho evening, fur w liicli ho recel vod duo
approliatioii. In fact the entire cast was good,
nnd ns to particularize each member would
take too much timo and space, it is liu just to
credit tho company with having rendered the
most enjoyable opera season hero this year,
Tho scenery was superb, esjiecialiy thatof the
first act, in which 1st lie hut of the old gypsy.
The chorus coi.tniued fifty w ell trained voices.
A SOAP llUIIIII.K.
Wednesday evening T J. Farroii and com
pany npioared in the new play of "Roup Bub
hie," n musical coimsly, light as air, with no
pretense of a plot. Th"ro aro many bright,
catching songs, and a great deal of clover
comedy of tho Hoyt order. Tho singing of
Miss Foster, Mr. Farronaud Mr. Connelly nro
inviting of special mention, Connelly in fact
bel'ig moro of a favorite with the audience
than Furron himself. Tho seen le effects wero
very line, esKclally the first one, represent
ing the house tops Now York and the last, on
lioard thu yacht Skylark, Thu burlier shop
sceno was well played by tho various charac
ters, and was undoubtedly one of thu fun
niest ever seen on tho stage of the Fmiku, the
acting Wing supplemented by many mechan
ical devices productive of much laughter.
This eminent comedian with a very lino
company apjieai ed at Funko's Thursday o en
lug before a large audience. There is but one
Frank Daniels, and there Is but one man on
earth that can play a comedy role ns he docs
and that is himself His style of acting is
ecullarly his own, his odd way has been iml
taled by many, but never successfully, and
his dialect has been copied by others, but to
no fruitful lesults. as "Old Sjiort," in tho
"Rag Baby," ho was considered good, but in
"Little Puck" ho o en excels Ills former work
In tho hitter Mr. Daniels, as "Old Ulltedge,"
isgheumoio K-oietodisplay his natural com
(sly talent and the audience sees moieof him
Miss Bessie Sausoiu does some good work as
"Mlranihi'tho daughter of (liltedgo, mid in
the so ei al specialties w as w ell i ecel visl
Thu musical mmibeis wein all of a catch)
and pleasing nature, mid ns such were fre
quently em orcd mid responded to. 'Ih De
lectnu "a la Monte Crlsto," was one of tho
predominating featuies of tho evening and
was piocd tho uovclt) of thosenwu Cicdit
is due Harry Mack for tho acceptable and
pleasing manner in whlih hu lut.lercd thu
putt of (liltcdgu's sou He is a thoiough
comedian mid much of the success of thoor
formance depends on him. In fact the entire
coiiqiauy is far above tho average suput,
and the ladles, who aro all of lino form ami
physique, hav e good voices and assume their
Seats havo lieen on salo since vestordn) for
"The Rajah" nnd Indications urn thu com
aiiy will piny ton largo houso tonight. This
gieatplu) when Hi st presented ill Now Y .ilk
had a run of 7 nights and lmge urns in va
llous othei metnipolitan cities. The com
pauy, which Isa largo one has lieou well se
lected and the grand scenic effects w ill lie pro
ducts! tonight as on the New York proutu
TDK 1'Alll.oU MATCH.
For several seasons mst this play has held
Its Mipulailly in thoiuetiopolltali cities and
delighted hug-t audiences in Ihullnivst tluateis
of America, and now on lis second tour
aeioss the continent plays an engagement of
one eight at the Funke next Monday Of
Evans ,V lloey, the vcrsntllocoimslliiiis, there
Is naught to say They have Ihs'ii theorlginal
for so long ami given satisfaction to so iiiaiiy
sockets for stage iimusciiirutH, mid known so
well heie and abroad that but to give the an
lioillicemeiit should he sillllclent to result III
drawing n full house, Of their iis-eut per
formance at Nfblo's in New York the critic
of the llcxild H'iisas follows
"1 am thoemlHsllmentiif spirits!" He was,
Full That is to sa, Captain Klild's ances
tor was supposed to 1st full full of sphitual
Istie Inllueiice. He called together a large
immlier of his fi lends in Nlblo's theater last
ev ruing and gav e them a seance. And a hl
lill luus, sidesplitting Hum they had While
8"arch!ng for the mlslng trcasmo the ICIdd
struck a stream or liilith which bubbled up
and Mowed lu all directions, from (hostage to
the audience "A Parlor Mutch" made a
merry evening Messrs. Evans and lloey
may havo had larger gatherings, perhnis,
than that which last night grcotisl their
bright and laughable prodcctlou, but
Tliej haven't, lliej haven't
'Ilu'j haven t fern Ioiik time now
OI'KllA TllltllHIlAV KVKNIMI,
Many of our lovers of theosrawlll reinsm
Int tho engagement last sivimiii of the Bcnshcrg
oiera company and their excellent crform
nnce, and will Imj plfnstsl to learn that on
next Thursdr.y evening the coiiqiauy much
strengthened and with new scenery and stage
effects will apiicar at Funko's again. Miss
Kate DcusWg, the vivacious prima donna, Is
still at the head of the organization and her
supHirt Is said to lie oven liettc r than that of
last season, During nil engagement nt Ixiuls
vllle the following complimentary criticism
apoared in the ('otoiVr-.oiirnii of that
Miss Kate lleusberg npicanslns "Marthn "
She Is n new candidate for lyrlo honors, hav
ing made her debut with the American opera
company m Nuw York this winter. Miss
Doushcrg has n clear soprano voice, very
pure lu quality and true in tone, nnd is emi
nently pleasing. In Flotow's graceful alls it
was heard to advautaKO. Miss Ilcnsliorg
slugs with excellent expression and her
methods are simple and artistic. Sho has ev
idently studied under thorough masters. Her
singing of "Tho last Rose of Hummer" en
thused the audience, and the song had to lie
restated. In the famous quartette in the sec
ond act, she snug ndmlrnbly."
NOTKH AIIIIUT ri.AYKHH.
Bertha H'elliy returns to thu stage next
Iaw reuce Barrett has his life Insured for
"She" Is coining money on tho road. Tho
season of this company closes Mny nth.'
lCdwin Booth and Iawreuco Barrett drew
(J.li87 in two (icrforuiancosatHalt Uiko City.
The Hanlon's Fnntosma company liegln n
tour of the large cities of New England this
Littlo Josef Hofmnmi, tho boy pianist, tins
arrived In Berlin, where hu will complete his
Arthur B. Chase, director of the Booth
Barrett company, Is interested In thu profits
of thu tour.
Fanny Davciqtort produces "IwtToscn"at
thu Baldwin theatre, Han Francisco, on tho
28th of next mouth.
The gross recolptsof tho Booth-Barrett tour
this season are estimated to be upwards of
one million dollars.
Miss Ellen Terry nnd Henry Irving sailed
for England u few weeks since. Miss Terry's
destination was Hcldullcrg and Mr. Irviug's
Robert Mnutcll Is meeting with much suc
cess on his Western tour. This week ho np
lioarod in St. Inils, nnd on Monday reaches
Ijiwrenco Banett has ro-eiigagod for next
season all of tho c(immny that has this season
supported himself and Mr. Booth, with tho
exception of Ed. Buckley, who left tho corn
Inny when his thirty weeks wero up.
Broikmaun's Monkey theatre company is
tho name of a new combination that apcars
at tho Star theatre, Nuw York, imxt Monday
uv enlng. These monkey actors aro Wild to do
ever) tiling but talk, and huvoprislmod some
thing of u sensation in (lurmaiiy for a nuiii-lK-rofjears.
After a two week's seasons of
tragedy, the dumb acting of thu Darwinians
s hailed with .
An Anlleteil Man.
"You look hard today, Blngloy."
"I feel hard. Didn't get a wink of sloop all
"How was that?"
"Had tho toothncho."
"I was aw ako all night too. A fellow in
tho next room was playing n Jow sharp."
"Great Scott I I imagined that I suffered,?
Nebraska SUto Journal.
For Game Dinner.
I Young HoiiEokcepcr Havo you canvas
i lmck duck?
Butcher No, but I hnvo some nice gceso.
! Ynilll I Tm,ii,t-n,.t,ut V. i i. .,11 ., i,,no
B -".. .... .. 'J .!.., . .....j
send ii nice ciiiiv its Isick goose. Life.
Tint letter 1!iut Never t'umr.
A letter with the following mldio has
Just been sent to the dead letter olllce:
I test i'.' Uionn, a weti fncisl sonih
T'i v Id- i tuts Ititter vioiiti to go.
I j i .lirtia;; wood tor hu cniti
luHUver Cit). Ulfclo.
SKJHT SKKIMMN LONDON.
FROM THE LOFTY TOP OF A 'BUS.
Whnt Mu.v he Neeu In n Mitriil lu's III lie
In tint mill's ,MotioKill.
T ('haling Cioss, you can get Usui
thu top of nil omnllius and for mut
to four )ieuce you can lido riom
ono to four iih1is lu any illns--I'hesit
oitmlhuseN ill n the lsst miidit
mid (spilpssl lu the win Id, except II ho In
The Inigest mid iikmI active horsits, mostly
Clydesdales, and dilveiHwho know every
thing about the stns'tsof lioudmi 'I'liene
stages hold twelve Inside and seals for four
Iih'H on top mid they me always full 1 pre
fer to have my seat near tho driver It took
tin u littlo while to get familiar with their
lond 'ii vernacular, but soon It Isx-onics very
plain. "Your horses seem lu very Mue con
dition, and me at nn effort fo pull this heavy
stage mid twenty six passeiigeis," I said to
the ill Iver, "Well, wo only woikthem two
and a half hours lu the day and they have
good care and fissl " I asked whrni they
weio bnsl. "Home lu Kugluud, but most of
them comes from tho continent " Our first
ride was through Whitehall and Parliament
streets, stalling from near Nelson's menu
nieiit on Trafalgar square Two of tho enor
mous hrnnro lions looking towanl the wir
llameut houses ami tho statute of Charles I
on thu left wo pass the Royal White Hall
Wo may lecnllsomoof tho historical asso
clatlonsof this luterustlug locality, ciowihsl
with tho memories of the past generations,
someone hns said "whet 6 every step is upon
ground snored to n hundred memories,"
Drummoud'sbauk Is on the right side; only
foi ty feet to the west Is an oh' hmico called
"Cromwell's yard," where he onco lived, but
n little further down Is tho site of Peterlsir
otigh h'lusofroiu which it Is said Archbishop
Usher attempted to view the execution of
Charles I , win so monument we havo Just
passed. It took place lieforo Whitehall gar
dens on thu opKsito sldo. The ioor archhlsh
op could not endure the sight, "fainted, was
taken down mid put to bed,"
We nro now nt the Admiralty. Nelson nnd
Wellington, It Is said, never met but once and
thnt for n few mlnutos accidentally, in one
of tho waiting rooms nt the Admiralty, just
lieforo Nelson salKsl to fight nnd win the vic
tory of Trafalgar. The First Iinl of the Ad
miralty receives t'JMX) mid the whole pat
ronage of the navy, together with a lino res',
"Scotland Yard" is said to have derived its
niimo from nn ancient palace of the Scottish
kings. Scotland Yard is now known far nnd
wide ns the headquarters of tho metroiolltnu
jiollce, who lately diovotliomob from around
Nelson's monument. Milton, when hu was
WHirctary tJ Cromwell, lodged In Scotland
Yard, and Ills son died while ho resided here.
Tho great architects of London, Inlgo Jones
nnd Sir Christopher Wren, while filling the
olllcesof crown survoyors, had rooms In
An old wiitar says: "Till tho Inst of tho
reign of Charles II., when Hemlng contract
isl to supply a lamp lieforo every tenth door,
tho streets were left III profound darkness.
Thieves and rohls'rs plied their trodo with
Impunity. Dissolute young mon amused
themselves for muny generations swaggered
alxmt breaking windows, iiiMcttlng sedan
chairs, beating quiet men, etc. Even so late
as 1710 the lighting of Iondoii streets was
only provit'td by an enactment "that nil
housekeepers shall in every dark night, i, .'
every night between the second night after
each full moon and the seventh night after
each now moon, set or hang out ono or mora
lights, with sulllclelit cotton wicks, that shall
continue to burn from 0 p. m. till It p. in., on
ienulty of one shilling." Watchmen to tho
numlier of 1000 weru supposed to guard tho
city at night, each inhabitant having to take
duty lu turn. But fuw left their homes in
olelienco to these summons, many preferring
tho alehouse to tho streets."
Tho slow progress of reform in England
may 1st understool from tho fact that these
old walchmon were not aliollshed until WJfJ
by Sir Robert Peel's government, and the
present k)1ico system Instituted. Thu jiollce
wero hence cnllsd "Peelers" and "Hobbles," a
which sobriquet thu K)pulaco In loudou still
Whitehall uxti nils to the Thames on ono
side and to St. James iiark on tho other Ev
ery spot here is historic, on which volumes '
have lieon written. "York pnlaco," where
tho Archbishop of York resided, camu after-1
wanls into the hands of Henry VIII , who
was so much pleased with it that he mode it
his ow u residence and changed its name to
Whitehall. Sou Shuksimaru's Henry VIII , I
act Iv , scene 1 :
You must no more call It York place, Hint Is past,
For, sluts' the Cunlliud fell, that title's lust,
'lis new Hut KIuks nnil called Whitehall,
Henry VIII. uinrriid Annie Dolovu In a
closet in Whitehall and heiu celebrated their
Opposite the Royal chapel, Whitehall, are
the military headquarters of thu Horse guards,
Htanding in 'hu two main entrances to St
James pai k Hiiadu grounds aro always seen
by day, two mounted horse guui ds like two
equestrian statues, so jsTftst lu equipment
and motionless at u horses and riders. For
fancy military pomp they nro a decided suc
cess what their prowess lu actual war might
lu Is a question
Fmiu our seats on tho top of tho 'hus, we
get a view of tin- treasury liulldlngs, Down
I log street, the colonial olllces, IhivoiiiI which
von have a flue viuw of Westminster hall, the
I llouvsof Puillamcnt mid their two loft)
towers ritlng far alsivo thu till lets of West
minster Abls directly opposite.
Charles I uusMicudisl in fruit of tho
banqueting house, Whitehall, facing tho pros
cut Horse guanls "Hu was led along thu
gallei les to the liauqueting hou.thi oiigh the
walls of which a pasNiu was liioken to thu
Miiffold A man in a cloned visoi stissl ready
to is'lform thu otllco of executioner After
tho king's hi lef address to the few who could
hear him and his last words to Bishop Jiixou,
the king laid his head ukiii the hlock and thu
executioner struck it oil at a single blow
...w.... ,f.. "IttVtUI ,,v -. IW ll., IIICJI
immediately hold ft forwnnl, all diipplug
with IiIikmI, for the crowd to seo and exclaim-'
o I, "This Is the head of a traitor."
'IIiomi went the da.vs uf Euglauds shnino, '
wheiii-ourt und ssijilo wciudcmuinlUcd and I
littlo vlitiienlMiuudisl A radical reform was I
lusslisl, and the Puritan Cromwell was called
to guide thu state. He could slug pvilms i
with n pious nasal intent, and at tho snme
A.K.tl,, Vlk,ul .lllll.il.l Ill.tL.ul tt (1.. !.....
time quietly unlet1 the exis'iilluii of a king
and Iheeuemlesiif his nile.
I huvostiNsI npoii tint hhi( lu Westminster
Ahhuy whent Cmmwotl was lull Inl, In tho
h conk nt tho end of Hemy VIII 'sclinMil On
tliu Mist aimlvei-sary of tho dealh iff Charles
I. the bodies of Oliver Ci oniwoll, Irefon and
lliadslmw went torn from their graves, anil
still wealing their sw mils, weio hung mi Ty
bum gallows fiom sum No to sunset,
We weio shown fiom tho top of our 'htm
thu sllitnf fids famous nallows, whom many
good nnd Imil men mot their doom, It was
dm lug ii ililo on thiiiCdgmvnntrmd t Pud
dliiglon, now In the hemt of Ixmdoii Be
jiiiid tliofustciu Hunts of 1 1) do Paik palings
runs I'm k bine, now the most aristncintlo
section foi met ly known as Tylniin Liiiiu,
which lends illnx fly to Tjbiirn khIIiiwh, nnd
as near as call 1st ascertained nIiknI on the site
of Connaught Place, Kdgownio road,
Wo me now opMmlte the "Roal United
Service Institution" lu Whitehall ynnl. Wo
get dow u from our lofty nrch on the top of
the 'litis mid enter, a ticket being furnished
us by thusecietary Ills a vnst collection
of ancient and mislei u arms, an armory of
warlike i olios and imslels, a sot t of uciirlotv
Ity shop for military issiple.
While them mo many Interesting relics
hoiotui view, woKMitit the gi enter part of
the hour mi thu first Moor, where Isexhlhlbsl
I'aptalu Slhoruu's iikhIoI of the buttle of Wat
erloo. It contains I1K),IHKI llguirti, leprosent
ing the military iiiovemeiits of cavalry, ar
tillery and Infantry of that famous battle
Meld, Our subsequent visit to the actual bat
tle field, near BiiishoIs In Belgium, lent addi
tional interest to our visit,
Tho old buildings known ns Whitehall wero
bin nod In I WIH. Macaulay thus ilescrlhes It:
"A Dutch woman who was employed ns n
lamidicHsnt Whitehall lighted a charcoal flro
In her room ami placed some linen around it,
Tliu lliieu caught fire and burned fiuiously,
and the tas'stiy,lsddliig and wainscots wero
soon in a blat, the unhappy woman who had
done the mischief ierlshlng in tho Humes. All
Westminster, all thu Stiiuid, nil thu river
were soon lu commotion, but Isjforo midnight
the King's apartments were nil dcstroyisl,"
At present nil this street Is built with spleti
did edifices, most ot which aio used as gov
eminent olllces, where thu momentous affairs
of thu homo and foreign departments of the
British government mo transacted. We must
puss on to HU Mnrgnret's chnpel, close by
Westminster Ahboy. It Is filled with the mo
meutiMisof the past. That which Interests
most an Auifilcau Is thu Is-autlf ill "West,
window," presented by a numlsir of Ainerl
cans lu memory of rilr WalUir Raleigh, tho
famous soldier, courtier, siot, historian, nnd
founder of the state of Virginia, (lu honor of
his Queen EIIiIhiUi) whoso headless lxxly won
burlisl In the chancel of this church, after Im
was exiH-uUsI in Palace yard, haul by, to
gratify the old mnllco of Spain, Mr. J. It.
liwell, then American minister, contributed
tho inscription fertile window:
Tho Nuw World's sons"from kiiKlnnd's hreasb
Hiieh milk ns lilila n'lnemlM-r wliencu wucniiiu;
I'rniid of her I 'list from which our Present pmw,
This window we liiwrllsi with ltnlel(li's name.
Our visit to the Parliament House was
innde under very pleasant circumstniiLes, ns
wo happened nn the night when England's)
groat statesman, Uladstouo, made his elo
quent defense of Ireland and Home Rulo.
flow lln not Krtn.
A young man foiled to rcoelvo on Invita
tion to n siirprlvt jwirty to which many thnt
bn know wero srtcclally Invited, no brooded
over it nwhllo nnd then stolo a march on all
the others by Inviting tho young lady in
whose honor tho pnrty was to go with him to
tho theatre. Not knowing of any other ar
rangement she gladly accepted, and nfter th
performance ho suggested a lunch, thereby
making tho other jxirty, kept waiting for her
return, literally ono of surprise. Dottoa
You Can't Most Always, TajL,
Bweet mal'l. what anxious thoughts to-clght
Keen you llncerlnir hero on tho stair?
Arojou IhlaklDRof e)es that with lovu't deep
rieaded nltti yours a sharer t
Ah, not A far more Important thing f
Troubled the throhlilni; lirnln,
As up the wlndliiK stairs she uttept,
Daintily holdlug her train.
6he was wondcrltiK It, at the coming hall,
With a little artistic taste,
Bha cciild inaku that look liku another dre,
by wearlQK a different waUt.
Feathers In Flat Par.
I heard a good story tho other dny jwtnln
ing to ono of the Ust known railroad men in
the northwest. It seems when he first started
out in the huslnctai ho was mnde station
agent, operator, etc., at a point n few miles
distant from Cincinnati, Ho was young,
verdant nnd exceedingly fresh for a youth of
his Immature years. It was nlso the general
opinion thnt his knowledge of tho science of
railroading was somewhat limited. So ono
balinv Kiirine afternoon It wiu ilitjrmlii.l t
make tho test Acconllncly ono of tho !
heavlmt shippers of tho town wnlkod into tho
'office nnd solemnly inquired the tariff on
loose reamers shipped on fiat cars. D
A careful ciumi1 of the tariff sheets was J
mado in vnin; but being anxious to obligo'
tho shipi'! he promptly wlnsl to tliu general
freight agent of the road asking the rate.
And it vva-s not until the emphatic, not to
any profane, answer of the general freight
ngent was received that the aUurdlty of tho
thing dawned usin his mind. But it taught '
himalcs&ou that helms never forgotten to
this day. Minneapolis Tribune,
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