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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY MAY 28, 1892
A. M. Davis&Son
You Know the Place.
CREAM OF ROSES.
Tb moaleiqultlto preparation rortnetku.
Cbappea uamu, ciiaxca or Hoaiaa
PaaUlTecure fo-Balt IUieum. Ladlra m
Since It nerlect Ion. Kxctfllvnt to um eJlef
vlnf. Perfectly Imrmlo-u. l'rloo Twealr-
oenU, SoUl In- alt Anl-oltu drufitrt,
is the pivot
GROVER CLEVELAND'S AGE.
A number of yean ago I raggetted
Is one of my client that he place aa
advertisement for good uiod exalu
eirely by men in a paper tuppoeed to
be read exclusively by women. The
adrertliement appeared; it continued
It that paper mvoi-aI conMCUttvr
yaar. The aotual mail cash as. lee,
coming directly from that advertise
ment, were two or three timet aa
great, reckoning proportionate cott,
than came from the tame advertise
ment In any of ilie hundred paper
any client wat advertising in. Since
then I have made these experiment
many time, until I Mlove I have a
right to claim that tho experiment
baa patted into fact. tfathfl O. Foulr,
Jr., Adrtrtliing Expert.
TiM COUMIXR it the favorlU Journal
r g - ladle of Lincoln and adjacent
OMtry. Plant your announcement In It
cohuan and reav beat results.
Remember that the
beat route to Chicago from LineokM
(through Omaha) is
vim the "Hock Inland."
The Dining Cars are ail
'new ami elegant the
service everybody know
is the beet in
the United State.
Have newer and better Sleepere,
handsome Day Coaches,
beat Reclining Chair Carj,
and the train is new and the
handsomest that runs from
Lincoln to Chicago (via OmahmX
If you want to be
convinced of this fact,
compare it with other
so-called first-class lines.
Tickets for sate by
CHAS. 11 UTHE11FORD,
City. Passenger Agent,
Jn the Hotel "Lincoln."
A Matter on Which His friend and
Nitw Yoiik, Mny SO. drover Clovo
lnmlV ngo U In dispute, It is Ktimll
wonder that tho friend of Mr. Cleve
land nro in doubt when biographers mid
historians disagree Tlmt wiwi just
where tho rub cutno, bcrnuno when tho
question wiw first broached every otio
consulted book to fortify bin position.
When tho looks woro compared nud
found to dlsugrco nlnrnt tho ox-presldcnt's
birthday tlio controversialist", were us
much at Hea an over. Thin toy story given
lost to thoHo who nro seeking tho truth.
Ueorgo Parker wuh tho flrnt to wrlto
tho Mory of Orovor Cleveland's llfo for
Keneral circulation, When half of tho
disputants learned thin they assumed
that, owing to tho biographer's udtiilru
tiou for Mr. Cluvolnnd, Mr. Parker had
understated tho ago of tho ox-presldent.
Those who took that view of the matter
held that all biographers who camo af
ter Mr. Parker cribbed that part of his
liook relating to Mr. Glevelaud'H natal
day and InHortod it in their own works.
TIioho who tako that view of it hold
that their Miltlmi is unstained by tho
fact that only tho most obscure and less
meritorious works have used Mr. Park
er's figures, while more reliable hwUh
tlilTur widely in tho days thoy fix for tho
birthday of Mr. Cleveland, Ah tho au
thors who have been asked to explain
tho mixture of their dates stand to their
colors without deigning to explain, it is
more thau probable that the question
wilt never bo settled to tho satisfaction
of tho disputants,
Soiuo authorities fix Mr. Cleveland's
ago as low as fifty-two, while otherH cite
dates and places to show ho h llfty-novon
years old. Campaign biographies llgtiro
that Mr. Cleveland is between fifty-three
and fifty-six, and leave readers to settle
tho matter to their own satisfaction.
Wharton's "Lives of Publio Men" sovh
that Mr. Cleveland was born "July ,
18S1I, in Kssox county, N. J." Welt
man's "Biographical Dictionary" asserts
that ho ilrst saw day on March II,
18111). Boyd's "Lives of tho Presidents"
figures that Mr. Cleveland was born on
March 151, 18117, and Cleorgo Parker's bi
ography of him agrees with Uoyd.
Moody's "Mm of Our Times" finds that
Mr. Cleveland camo to light on Feb. S'l.
18110, and Van Onion's "Fatuous Peo
ple of All Ages" says, "Stephen Grover
Cleveland wtte born on March 18, 18117."
Three of tho l)ooks cited from agree that
Mr. Cleveland was lioru on March 18,
18117; while of tho remaining three each .
gives a different date and all fail to say
whero ho was lwrn. Another statement '
that has set tho nrguers by tho ears i
comes from Buffalo and says that Mr.
Cleveland is on tho long side of sixty.
Although it at first annoyed tho gentle
men that began tho controversy, thoy
now sot tho last roKrt down to tho dis
credit of ?Jr. Cleveland's opponents.
Still they are groping in tho dark.
Every mail brought Mr. Clovelaud a
batch of letters from men who wanted
to leant how old ho was to tho minute.
Tho pertinacity of these seekers after
knowledge has annoyed tho ox-prcsidout
beyond measure. After replying to sev
eral hundred letters, in which ho gnvo
bis ago as flfty-fvo, ho ceased answer
ing such letters. A friendly acquaint
ance, Mr. Cleveland said, suggested
that ho have several thousand slips
printed with "55" on each one's face, so
that they might bo sent as answers to
Mr. Cleveland was iukcd if ho could
explain why men woro prone to rely on
unreliable printed matter instead of his
own words. Ho smiled and said: "1
guess it is to Ihi attributed to what somo
call tho perversity of human nature. It
is a matter of no moment to mo who
learns my ngo." Nevertheless, tho
truth seekers, as thoybeliovo themselves
to be, nro pursuing the matter into tho
public libraries, whero thoy hope to
learn something that will convince them
ono way or another.
Many who hoticd to obtain now facts
to prove tho mellowness of Mr. Clove
laud's ago Imvo journeyed to Culdwell
for tlmt purpose. Although Culdwcllites
point with pride to Mr. Cleveland as
their townsman, those who survive in
tliat drowsy little village know little or
nothing about his birthday. George
Parker, ono of Mr. Cleveland's stanch
est friends, and tho author of a gilt edge
biography of tho ox-president, says ho is
constantly pestered by writers of imper
tiuent letters calling on him to say what
records ho used to base his assertion
that Grover Cleveland was born on
March IS, 1837. Other communications
to Mr. Parker on tho saiuo topic insinu
ate that Moody, Wehman and ho con
trived in their dates to deceive tho pub
lio as to Mr. Cleveland s birthday.
F. G. Connelly.
flotnfi m en of the few nnt lonal holidays
of so young a country ns ours have already
Is-gun to Iomi their Interest for the people,
and tliclreelebratlntt liatgmun to Ihi mom
or less H'rfiinetory. Hut our litest holi
day, known mm Memorial or I lecoi at Ion Day,
promises to appeal inure aim more to our
compatriot, to have a wider and deeper
elgnlllrance di the years go on. Until te
contly it wni observed by tho north and
out h In a sectional way, thus keeping ''
THE CHAMPION IRRIGATOR.
A Cntirortilti Mi'illrlne Man Who Called
IIiiwii Until tn Orilrr.
San Josh, Cal., Mny 'JL-Mr. 8. A.
Bishop, who is one of tho leading citi
zens of San Jose, tells a ruiutnaklng
story that leaves away liehind all tho re
sults of kites and balloons and dynamite
and secret chemicals, Mr, Bishop's repu
tation for truth and veracity is of tho
best, and, moreover, bo refers for con
firmation to General E. F. Beulo, now
the old M-ntlmentHiind feelings enkindled I of w,,,,,,,,,,,,,, who wnH' t,;t.M MlpBrIll.
nnd strengthened by the civil war. tt,mkllt of ,,,,,, irnlrH , Cul,forllil(
Hut so rapidly have prejudice and pas
Ion cooled that now the former enemies
often Join In paying tribute to the honored
dead, mi setting an example of mutual op
tireeiatlou and magnanimity, hardly to
havolHfli e.xpected so soon, that has scl
dinu been equaled in older governments,
To forget In twenty years the old uiiIiikihI
ties that had been gathering and strength
ruing for seventy years is the best evidence
of tlie humanity, understanding and sym
pathy eugcudficd by the Institutions of a
great democracy. Our victory over our
elves is far more glorious thau any we
have gained ovei our enemies.
The Old World abounded In predictions
during our civil war that whatever Its j
outcome the north and south would never j
be at peace; that with no natural hotimlb
ries, no walls of separation, we should he I
continually trespassing on each other's
territory and Incurring new causes of dis
sension, Thu predictions were plausible I
certainly, lint many of thoso who too' I
part In the strife, and are still hi middle I
nge, have seen Its wounds healed and I
ancient foes converted into firm friends I
nud political brothers. The union they '
have cemented with blood is luimeasura- I
bly stronger than the confederation formed '
by their forefathers. Anil at each return
of Memorial Day the bonds are renew ed
with fresh sympathy and added esteem. I
Our war Instead of liuhlttei-ing us has
mollified us; has enabled. Us to see each
other without Idas in thu clear ligjjt of i
truth, ThodilTcrcnco between the sections
was caused by slavery, and slavei y Is for
ever extinct. Tlio political education of the
north and south had hccudlvcrse, and their
nud was present at the reservation dttr
ing thu marvelous happenings of which
Mr. liishup tells. Mr. Dishop does not
lielievo in tho miraculous, and ho has no
explanation (o make of tho things that
occurred, unless thoy were mere coin
cidences. "In that case," ho says, "natttro went
away out of her way to produce an aw
ful lot of tho most astounding coinci
dences I ever saw."
It was in 1H, and Mr. Dishop had
charge of an Indian reservation at Te
jon pass, in the southern end of thu San
Joaquin valley. Tlio crops woro about
to bo ruined by a severe spring drought,
and ho set the Indians to digging irri
gating ditches. Thoy told him there
was a medicine man who was also a
rain god up in tho mountains who could
make rain whenever ho wanted to, and
that if they might send fur him there
would bo no need of digging ditches.
Thoy were so persistent about it that
finally, as the easiest means of preserv
ing peace and discipline, tho rain god
was sent for.
Ho camo and brought all his hill tribe
witli him. The reservation Indians had
front word of the mighty man's coming
to nil thu surrounding tribes, and not
less than HO.OOO Indians woro there to
welcome him. Ho looked as if ho might
bo oven older than thu hills ho came
from. Ho had an enormous head, set
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iipuii ii miiu, nijniuirii up muuv, which
Leave Your Order for
and anything in the Newsdealers and Stationers line at
Wessel-Stevens Printing Company's
nuirnl IdwiH wwo t mi e.Ment the lesu t WW mu,,)ortl by pipe.stem legs. His
thereof. Politically they were both right; , , ' f . . . ...i.i,,. nll?i ,.,.,
and now they have the saino moral point """, T I , ' i i i i i H -
of view, which they could not have had be- htra ,mt froni M ,,,,,m1 oiJ ",1 ' .
BE A MAN
APtUO WAS A PERFECT MAN.
MlfHT HI IMM I-mTIMUSI II Wilt
8 suiMS mm u. utl.au In. tuliwl mm lul
il, hiiu uintn.Mii.1,111,
Ir.ry MAN ill tTKOM
aa fiaoaoos is sll riU.
vnnya um at turn
Mf.rUf tnn siiavooi Dl-
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m. ritstsai sstttsM, M.tui
Wwrr, tHsat4 DtT.UpB.st,
mmtmA la faaVBM: HIALTH kii
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W claim bjr jre&n ol prncltcv by
fanpLT or avocaii" m trea-
all DIimms. wssistMitana
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INIMBBIOAL GO. BUFFALO. uTt.
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ft. sVL P. JL K. Cblrru. and rlw. patuca pad,
SjSIil1ii fin ill j n 1 1 j I nill" "
VMS Mais M ttk. uo or utaoi
The Duiln Turnril (1 nicer.
Tacoma, Wash., Maj 21. There are
young men gnloro hero; college bred,
handsome, clever, bright young fellows,
who have como hero to grow up with
tho country. Thoy are full of hope, of
ninbltion and, as general thing, of a
willingness to do whatsoever thoy find
to do. Ono young tunn from Now York,
u typical dudo so far ns appenrunecs go,
told me ho had mado his first money in
Washington by helping to tako stock in
a comer grocery. Ho said he never
worked in a grocery before, but ho
wouldn't' take fifty dollars for tho infor
mation, ho guined in those few days. A
young. mau with that sort of metal in
him will be sure to succeed.
L. B. 8.
r)iulittlm of liiifinos Ay ret.
Tho imputation of tho city of Buenos
Ayres on Fob. 1 wan officially estimated
at 538,200, divided. among tho several
nationalities,, as follows: Italians, 101,
,000; Argentines,' 145,0001 Spaniards, !!,.
500; French, 44,000; British, 8,000; Qer
imns, 7,000; varlpu8,'J881Jqp. ,
A great festival took placo lately in
tho Titnok valley, In Servla, to celebrato
tho baptism of 400 Mohammedan gyp
slos Itelougiug to tho tribe (of Ibrahim
natnil. Tho gypsies aro graxlually coin
ing over to Christianity.
Memorial Day is, in the strictest sense,
national, and the lnostcondiidve of all our
holidays to pieservn our nationality. Its
value ami Its heauty can scarcely ho over
t'stlmated. it recalls the patriotic past,
nnd assures tho patriotic future. It Is evi
dence of what we have done and promise
of what wo would do In like emergency.
It Is at once an example ami a warning, .i
triumph and a consecration. The oftener
wo celebrate the day, the more Important
and precious it should be. In the next
century It should assume a character al
most sacred. We ore yet too near the war
to perceive Its vast proportions and enor
mous consequence. We still lack tho per
spective for its proper apprehension.
Has any other country such a holiday!
Other countries commemorate their victo
ries. Hut we commemorate victory on
one side and defeat on the other, ami lie
ing the same people wo regard the defeat
nsa victory, since It has led toncousoll
dat Ion of our common heritage and our
common interests. Latterly, too, we com
memorate our recoticilatiou, which, great
er thnn any feat of arms or skill of strat
egy, attests the advance nnd siqierlorlty of
It Is hard to conceive a higher moral
spectacle than the day exhibits. In the
north nud In the south, where the Union
ists and Confederates are burled, their
graves are strewn with flowers alike, and
equal honors are paid to their memory.
Kulogles are pronounced by northern men
on southern soldiers, ami hy southern men
on northern soldiers. The past, with all
Its blood and sacrlllce, Is forgiven, if not
forgotten, in a grand spirit of generosity
and all emhnu-lug patriotism,
Tlio hemes of u generation, passive, if not
already past, praise and revere the heroes
who gave their lives to a cause which was
sacred to them, and which can never arise
again, to separate ami make hostile a
brave, chivalrous and enlightened people,
A war that can produce such results must
have been a conscientious war. and mut
have been conducted on patriotic prut
ciples. It has no parallel in history; it is
n proof of civilization; it is an indelible
record of a new and most encouraging era
which could not have been reached hefore
tho present century.
Wars generally, ns has been often said,
leave tho nations engaged in them In far
worse condition than they were at the out
set. Our war was an exception. It was
more than war for an Idea; it was for a
conviction, and iu the interest of progress
nnd morality. It left us, after the sacri
fice of a million lives and incalculable
treasure, Infinitely better off In every way.
Tho trensure has Ik-cii repaid fourfold, and
the lives lost have entered into the national
life, enlarging, purifying and elevating it
beyond estimation. Not ouuof all tho men
who died has died iu vain, which is always
the best recompense for death, nud ono
very rarely secured.
With such feelings as these we, of tht
north nud south, observe and revere tht
day. It touches us to our depths nnd till-
our souls with a mingled sentiment of sor
row nud rejoicing sorrow for what ban
gone; rejoicing for what has come and will
remain. The day can never become com
monplacuor indifferent. It commemorates
the true birth of our common country and
the apparent perpetuity of its redeemed
In the next, century nud the next It prom
ises to be more impressive and stimulating
thau it is tons, whose fathers, brothers mid
frons are sleeping In the graves of a hun
dred battlefields. Our posterity will b.i
frtiro to honor It and idealize it, as all de
voted men and great deeds are apt to be
idealized, and to follow tho processions
that decorate the mounds amid m allied
drums, with hushed voices and tender
hearts. Memorial Day bids fair to keep
green, through uuuuinliorcd years, tho
memory of the truly hemic struggles and
frncrlllces that have constituted us A titer
iuuw of America.
Junius Hknui Dkowme.
while his faco was ugly enough to bring
a cloud over a nttmtiier landseuiH).
It requited the carcasses of nearly a
hundred bullocks to satisfy tho hunger
of tho Indian horde, and after tho feast
tho great chief announced that ho was
ready to begin operations. Ho hid him
bdf iu grove, whence ho could be
heard jabbering wildly. In u few niln
utes clouds began togather rapidly, then
a few drops of rain canto pattering down,
and iu les than an hour a furious thun
derstorm was raging and tho rain fall
ing in torrents. Tito rain continued for
ten days, until tho plains were boggy
and thucattlocould scarcely move about
without getting mired. This was in
July, a time of year when oven a slight
sprinkle of rain iu that region would be
wonderful. Mr. Bishop was amazed,
but tho Indians all wore an it's-just-what-wu-expected
manner, and ono of the
chiefs said to him:
"What would bo the uso of having a
rain god If ho couldn't bring rain?"
During tho summer and fall tho white
haired old rainmaker announced many
times that it was going to rain, and then
hid himself In the grovo and jabbered.
And his prophecy never onco missed fire.
During tho harvest Mr. Bishop had a
difficulty with thu old medicine man.
and attempted to enforce his authority
by physical means. Tho old fellow
rushed tit bint with a kuifo and was
promptly knocked down.
Tho whole tribo mado n rush for
Bishop, who sprang on his horso and
lied for his life. Tho rain god drew
himself up, tossed his arms and began
shouting bis peculiar incantation. Clouds
rapidly covered tho sky and before
Bishop could reach tho reservation build
ings hailstones us big as walnuts were
pelting him furiously. Ho was glad to
got under u roof and nurse his bruises.
Horses and cattle stampeded and tho
wholo crop would have been ruined if
tho storm had lasted moro than a few
After that Mr. Bishop treated tho rain
god with respect until ho and liis tribo
returned to their homo in tho mountains.
F. F. K.
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Tlio Mtlte Oni'i Ili-ttinite.
A procession of wee little mites tiled out
of a front yard on Poweltou avenue wth,t
"wee shaver in the lead keeping 'time on hj-i
dliuinutivoilri ii. None of them were over
six yean, of ie, and all wore tho home
made paper caps of the cockade style. The
scrilie watched them until they stopped,
when he approached the druuimwr anil
asked, "What you heeu doh-ijif." '
"Pantlh fnwers ohera Soger's tgralsj." ,
"Your papar" "
"No; Bertie's eetlo tin sogers were no
use, so his mamma said we timid bur;
'em, at.d wo put a fower ober dere grids?,
Fo-wood, iniishl" "And the little; futurj
soldiers' ami vlviindleies of tho country
marched on. SulecteJ,
Unlimited on Unclx Joe.
Chicago, May 20. "At tho regular
meeting of Tlio Tribune directors tho
usual monthly dlvldond of 15 per cent,
on tho capital stock of $00,000 was de
clared." Tho publication of this sort of para
graph carries anguish and regret to tho
hearts of several prominent gentlemen
now residing in Chicago and New York.
Tho reason for their woo Is worthy of
Along iu tho early seventies Mr. Hor
ace WJdto was tho editor in chief of
Tho Tribune, nnd also ono of tho larg
est stockholders. Under his manage
ment tho paper "Greeloyized." After
tho campaign' of 1873 it assumed tho at
titude of an independent journal, with
a leanng toward Democratic views.
For homo reason business fell away,
dividends dwindled and the outlook
was not llattering. At this stage of af
fairs Mr. Joseph Medill returned from
n visit to Europe. Ho bad a small
amount of Tribune stock, and his fellow
shareholders decided that ho might have
moro if he wanted it. Iu a word, they
looked on Tho Tribune as a "played out
property," and combined to "unload on
Undo .Too," who was rich and could
l stand it.
The upshot of tho matter was that Mr.
Medill became tho owner of 100'$ shares,
representing a par value of $100,H0. Ho
gave his notes at two years for what lw
bought and ,took, possession of itho pa
per 'Ho ciiht out tlio liberals and made
Tho Tribune an uncompromising party
6rgau. When his notes camo duo h
paid them out of his profits, and even
unto this dry tho gentlemen who joined
hands iu the compact -to "unload on
Uncle Joo" uro soro to think that thoy
got the worst end of tho bargain,
Oxfords and Slippers
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It U well known that birds return year
after year to build their nests iu tho
sumo place, often in the same tree.
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"THE RAMBLER" leaps them all
Wichita. Kou , Feb. IS, lf-02. During Inut fall nnd this winter I exam
ined into the construction nnd principles of the dlllrrent mnkev of whecli
wltli the Intention of buying ono. iinu ns I am Bomrwluit large, welxhlng
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In the mcclinnlcnl construction of the Humbler (nslcle irom Uh superior
beauty, arrangement of wheels nnd tlio milliner of mnklm; frame) tlmt I
am inlly convinced that It Is thn very best wheel on the mnrket, nnd the
onlyiunkul ileidru to trust under my weight. I hack this statement up
by plnclnifmy ordor with you for a No 1 minted 'Ilru Hmnblors duulrlUE
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JB. I?. GUTHRIE,
Sole Agent in Lincoln. 1545 O Street.
H. W. BROWN
Has the New Books soon as issuecK A choice line of
Perfumes and Fancy Goods.
127 South Eleventh Street.