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MAKING OF A SPEECH.
HOW OH. OEPEW COMPOOED HIS
GREAT COLUMBIAN ORATION.
WNwttr Vainly with the fluhject for
boys, tint ImiilrMtlon finally Cam
Willie Ho t In Ilia Church Paw A
ftttangrspher's rlcfnl IlluniUr,
Nkw Yoiik, Ocl. 27. Ono Monday
Borning two or llirvo weeks nf tor litn re
hire from Euroixi, Chnuucoy M. Dcpow
CAtne to Ills unices from his country
place with such nn enthusiastic manner
Mil exuberance of spirits thnt it was n
Wkttcr of comment, although lio is usu
MMBW AND HIS BTKNOQnAFIIKR.
ally possessed of hearty good nature
whins he begins the business cares of the
itjr. A business friend who stood in
the corridor outside tHe offices of the
Mew York Central railroad was ap
waked by Mr. Dopew, wlio threw up
lie hands with a gesture of delight and
tatdt "1 am feeling as happy as a bird
today. Come with me and 1 will tell
jou all about it," and with gentle pros
mi Mr. Depew forced his friend into
Tke great orator was 'dressed in that'
aglkh suit of which so muoh has been
writtoa. and which he purchased not by
desire, but through necessity. It was
aot the suit which changed his appear
Moe, but a new alpine hat, ono which
he bought in Germany, and which ho
.were with a dainty and fashionable tilt,
e that it made him seem even younger
Hum he usually appears when he returns
tnm his Europeans trips refreshed and
iejveated. It was at this hat that the
twsiaeas friend glauced; nor did Mr. De
pew remove it during the conversation,
a that his friend's attention was dis
tracted aomowhat from the interesting
aeoouat tho railway president gave of
the experience which made him foel so
joyfal that morning.
ieidhe, '! have finished my Colum
bia ration, and I tell you a great load
kea heea'taken off my mind."
'But why," said the friend, "should
the completion of an oration givo you
each relief? Usually yon do not mind
that sort of task very much."
"Bat 1 minded this one, I toll you,
Md for a time 1 did not know whether
there would be any oration or not. You
ase, just beforo 1 went to Europe in tho
emitter I flt particularly worn out.
This brain machino of mlno would not
work at all well. It was runty, and the
wheels of thought were clogged, When
1 thought of some of the addresses which
I had promised to deliver, upon my ro
tern, it seemed as though I never could
"You must have beou tired tohavo
had such feeling," said the friend.
"Yes, I was. Well, the day before 1
ailed 1 called my stenographer, and I
dictated twenty letters canceling agree
kmeata which 1 had made to deliver
twenty different addresses, and among
thee wan the dedication address of the
IjforieYa fair at Chicago. I then said to
ley, stenographer, 'Don't send these let
ten, mntil 1 am upon the scu, for in that
eeee it will not be possible for any one
te seed delegations to me begging me to
?Well, 1 went to Europe, and I had a
splendid time, and when I came home
feeling refreshed and ready for my
work 1 also had the relief of knowing
that 1 had no formal addresses to pro
pare. Last week my stenographer came
to nte with an expression of despair
poa his face and with a frightened look
la his eyes, and he said in a trembling
mrnuTioN comes in church.
fetes that he had made a mistake, and
that one of the letters which I dictated
Me him before 1 went to Europe had not
bee' seat. By accident It had been
"I implored him not to tell me that'
this letter was the one canceling the en
jegement for the Chicago oration, but
wkea he said that was the very one J
euld only sayi 'I knew it. I knew that
would be the one of all of them.' "
wl When the narrative had reached this
Jpoiat there was so much of dramatic
ikiea in Mr. Depew's description that
his business friend no longer regarded
the alplue hat, but instead was com-
, 0 rip.
pletely IntuiiMtml In tho orator's scu'li
and in minor,
"Thoro 1 was," said Mr. Dcpow, wlt!i
a plnlutivo Kcnturo mid tho expression
of sorrow upon tils face. "I had been
congratulating myself thnt I was out of
It, and hero, with only two or threo woolen
topreparn myself in, I found that I had
got to deliver thnt oration, for it would
never do to decline It nt thnt Into days I
should novor bo forgiven.
"I canceled a number of invitations
to dlno, and every evening shut tnysolf
up In my llbrnry In my country place nt
Dobbs Ferry. 1 wrestled with my lm
nginntion without avail, I did not liavo
muoh material in my llbrnry bcnrlng on
Columbus, mid uvery day thnt pawed
brought inn nearer to tlio tliuo when tho
speech must ho delivered, It wns to bo
a groat event, mid tho address I felt
ought to bo worthy of it, but tho in
spiration would not come."
Hero Mr. Dcpow removed his nlplno
lint mid laid it upon his desk, mid then,
tho expression of despair iinMsliig from
his fnco and ono of exultation taking
its plnco, ho saldi "Yesterday morning
I wont to church, it wns a warm Sun
day, uud tho nlr wns oppressive, though
tho day was beautiful, and yot as I sat
In my pow tho Idea of tho Columbus
oration came to mo llko nn inspiration.
I saw it nil from beginning to tho ond,
except tho peroration. Af tor church I had
nn early dinner, and then shut myself in
my llbrnry, and my mind was as nctlvo
as it had boon dull In the evenings of
the wook beforo. A littlo beforo mid
night I had finished tho Columbian ora
tion, all but the peroration, and that Is
why I am so happy hearted today. It is
dono; I shall dismiss it from my mind,
and 1 am suro that tho Idea of tho per
oration will occur to mo in timo to put
It in its proper place."
Thus Mr. Dopew described tho mnn
ner of his writing of tho Columbian ora
tion, Tho peroration occurred to him u
fow days later; it wns written out and
added to tho manuscript, and with pence
in his mind and his proof slips in his
pocket he started for Chicago threo days
before the oration was delivered.
E. J. Edwards.
A flrast Opttmltt.
Oxford Furnace, N. J Oct. 37.
While strolliug around .Oxford Furnaeo
tho other day waiting for a train 1
dropped into an oyster saloon. Present
ly an old gray haired man cumo in and
took a scat at tho same tablo and began
to smile in tho most peaceful and serene
"Beautiful day," ho said.
''1 can hardly njfrco with you," I re
plied, "us tho day is so ovorcast that 1
think it will rain lieforo night."
"That's nothing," ho wont on; "that's
nothing. Tho day is just as bright to
mo when it's overcast us when it is rain
ing cats and dogs."
"You must bo very rich, aren't you?" 1
"Yes," he responded, with a laugh, "1
am very rich 1 am a millionaire."
"How in tho world did you ever
"I uever did mako it, nor did I inherit
it I have no money at all I am a mil
lionaire at heart. That is, I am as happy
as a millionaire is popularly supposed to
be, but 1 don't think any millionaire is
quite so happy as 1 usually am."
"How did you over leant to bo so con
tented? Havo you learned through suf
fering to bo happy?"
"Yes," ho responded, "butnot through
my own suffering. I havo learned to bo
perfectly huppy through observing tho
suffering of others. Mow while I ob
servo you eating against time to catch
tho train that will not bo boro for nn
hour, if it is on timo, I fool happy in tho
knowledgo or tho fact that I havo not
got to cut in tho bmuo way. Now you
see I can appreciate the blessing of 1oing
able to eat in peace and take all tho timo
"I think," I said, "that you are entitled
to serious consideration as the father of
a new philosophy. I certainly nover
heard of an optimism just like yours be
fore." "I have always had it," tho old man
went on, "and I am very glad of it 1
have seen mon sold out under the ham
mer by the sheriff, und while 1 felt very
sorry for them the experience mado me
happy on tho strength of tho knowledge
ttiut l was not in tho same boat with
"I quite agree with you," 1 said, "and
yet 1 cannot see how you can be con
tented in overalls."
"Why, in my eyes they are not over
alls at all they aro the finest broad
cloth to bo had for money. I havo
seen people go about in silks and vel
vets, and finally, owing to their extrav
agance, have to fly the town to escape
tneir crcuitors. i learned from them
thnt It is bettor to oat spot cash mush
than snjpo on credit, and I oat mush and
think it's terrapin, and Wear old clothes
and think thoy are new, and I'm happy
through and through. Now if you think
tho mush Is terrapin, isn't It just as good
"Of course," I said.
"That's what 1 think," ho continued.
"Just pass that green turtle stew, will
"It's Irish stew," I replied.
"No, it isn't; it's turtle in my happy
eyes, and turtle in reality as far as I am
Then he jumped up and danced all
over tho place.
"I saw a man break his leg this morn
ing," he expluined, "and I am so happy
in my sure footcducsa and sound limbs
that I don't know what to do."
And when 1 left to catch the train tho
man who was a millionaire at heart was
still dancing. R. K. Munkittrick.
. Rapid Railway Wark.
Work upon the Mexican International
railway extension to Durango is pro
gressing rapidly. The entire stretch
from Tcrroon to Durango is graded,
bridged, ttack laid and ready for serv
ice excepting the section from Chorro to
Durango, a distance of fifteen miles,
which is ready for laying the rails. The
road is already in operation to the capi
tal of Durango.
CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATUKAV, OCTOBER
THE MAIDEN EXISTED, THOUGH 8HE
NEVER sAVEO 8MITH.
Captain John Htnltli DM Not Inner! tlir
rnrahonlM KpUuttn In HI Korller III,
lories of Ilia Ktploralloni III Puitl
Vmnty Wm Vlvl.l.
When Mr. Wlnsnr, In his "Critical His
tory of America," put an end to the hemic
attltudlnlxliiuof the redoubtable Captain
John Smith we still lind Pocahontas, as we
thought, the very flower of wild life In
America. Hut more recently tho critic
have nnnllillntod Pocahontas. It It a
grluvancuof our sex. Heretofore for tin
most part the forco of criticism has been
spent on tho male sex. Itomulus an.)
Itcnius, Samson, William Tell, even Ho
mer, ran the gantlet. History of thin
sort looks like the heap of china In Ibe
fenco corner all that remains of n dozen
scU that were one after another the prUu
of the house. Our Iirldg-t subtracted
from tho plates, pitchers and saucers till
nothing wan left but glittering frngmctitit.
Hut I'ucnhoutusl What uunliotiv them
was In that unmet What an Idyl to be told
of tho cradle hour of our people! What a
superb tableau to bo rehearsed at charity
It seems that Pocahontas wns nn after
thought of that slim Fa I staff of our early
history, tho hcrolo John Smith. The very
naino was a challenge of ourcrcdullty. In
his first story of a voyago up tho Chlcl.n
hominy, written In iq08, ho relates in full
a long list of exploits. Theso onded, us ho
said, In his lieltig delivered up to Kin;?
Powhatan, who treated him kindly, giving
him uuldes for his return through the
.wilderness, who did not leave him till he
was safe among the English nt James
town. Hut In thnt later book which be
terms "The True History of Virginia"
there Is not a mention of nny Pocahontas.
There Is no attack on Smith, no rescue, i:o
princess. Up tothat time he had not cvon
thought of her.
Hut some timo between 1008 and If;:
Pocahontas seems to havo been born 1 1
Smith's fertile brain. At tho latter date
this wonderful captain, who hod the whole
New World In which to adventure mid
only himself to tell his glory, wrote what
he cnlled a "General History of Virginia,"
or rather edited papers written by other,
with some additions of his own. In this
Imok appeared tho charming episode of
Pocahontas a story good enough to bo
true, and It has probably done enough
good to excuse us for trying to believe It
still. Smith's story tells 'How ho wiu
seized and condemned to death. The In
dians already stood about him with raised
clubs see our old fashioned reading books
but just nt tho critical moment tho Ideal
Indian maiden burst out of the throng
with a wild cry, ran to Smith, lifted his
head tenderly from tho block, placed her
own over his and pleaded for his life.
Powhatan, who seems to havo been n gen
ulne king, quite after the European st vie,
was overcome by his beautiful daughter'
entreaty mid spared "the late governor of
Hut It is an historical fact that there was
a Pocahontas; that she did marry an Eng
lishman named Kolfe, and did go to Hug
land with him, where she was received by
the court and was hold in high esteem mid
love even by tho English people, but died
shortly from the changoof climate, but
more from the white people's methods of
eating and sleeping, to which she was com
pelled to conform. What can we make,
then, of Smith's idylf Did Pocahontas
probably befriend him in somo manner!
Certainly when who went to England
Smith recommended her to the court. It
l most likely that his Munchausen imag
ination, finding her an object of great In
terest In England, undertook to glorify
himself by a picturesque scene that never
took place allying her to himself the ex
tent of her interest lu him Iwlng kindly
acts when he was a guest of her father.
Tho temptation was certainly very great
seeing that this man Smith was n nobrdy
who had made himself up for tho public
out of fustian mid pretended adventures,
for the most part no more real than the
encounters of Falstaff,
The story of Pocah6ntas may find some
Illumination from other parts of Ids writ
ings. The original description of his cap
ture by the tribe ruled by Powhatan into
the effect that he expected at once to lie
put to death, but having fired his pis. ol
freely at them and wounded several he
was agreeably surprised by their taking
him into high favor. For supper he hail a
quarter of venison und ten poundsof bread,
and each morning thereafter threo women
placed before him "three great platters of
fine bread and more venison than ten men
could devour." They guanled him, to lie
sure, hut let hint have his comfort, und
their "better affection" grow day by day.
un me wuoie it seems pronuuio that we
shall have to give up the Pocahontas story
us a marginal illumination, written into
history after Mr. John Smith had found
thnt his stories pleased the people liettcr
To understand Mr. Smith's habit of
spinning fancy tales for veritable history
we must know that he was a poet. Ills
descriptions all show this. Pocahontas
was simply a poem. His picture of .Vir
ginia is ultouethor idyllic. "Here are
mountains, hills, plains, valleys, rivers,
brooks, all running most pleasantly into a
fair bay, compassed but for the mouth
with fruitful anil delightsome land. In
the bay and rivers ure many isles, both
great and small. The mountains are of
divers natures, for at the head of the bay
the rocks are of composition like mill
stones, some of them marble. And ninny
pieces like crystal we found, as thrown
down from water. These waters wash
from the rocks such glittering tinctures
that the ground in some places U gilded,
the rocks and the earth being so splendid
to behold that better judgments than ours
might have been persuaded that they con
tained more than probabilities." Clearly
such a scene needed a Pocahontas, and if
Mr, Smith filially Invented her we should
be grateful. Nor can wo forget that we
have had the charming maiden, quite as
good as real, for over SOU years. Alary E.
Spencer in St. Ixmls Globe-Democrat.
Thomas Uardy's "Te."
Mr. Thomas Hardy In speaking of the
history of "Teas of tho D'Ulbervllles" ad
mits Mrs. Hardy's share In the making of
the novel, through suggestions of situa
tions and study of the quaint people of
Dorsetshire, where the plot is laid.' The
family selected by Mr. Hardy from among
the many hoaxes of decayed glory but un
dent lineage common to that region trace
their line buck to the conquest through
Woolbridge manor house, once one of their
country scats and now but a farmhouse.
His easy todivluethutitwaMMrs. Hardy
who suggested the trying on of the jewels
by TeMt. It wim she, too, who heard a
neighbor loasting that a certain vault was
full of the "skeungtoiiH" of his famlly,-Exohangi-,
THE TOUGH'S SOLILOQUY.
All tier norld's a prize rlmr,
An all 'Irr men and w union only slum-era.
Dcy hits iklr counters an dclr uppercutf,
An oiiu iiIIm In bis time knocks many out,
An elts ilrr belt, der champion. Fust thine.
Ilawlln sn scrappln In ilcr nurse's arnrn;
Don iler klokln school kld.ilkuailray mule,
Dat don't know wheru's tils feed! nndendir'
Blnuln show soiur-, rdch its "8he's tij" Annie,
I'm ber .loo," 'Ism I hU lient girl Dcnnslux-
Full o' stale beer an snicllln llko der ken,
Bp'llln for sernpH, ready to do anybody
What's itut der usll tcr stand nforo him,
For lie's a crHck-n-Jsck, and when bo gits In
Ills rluht (lore's soniet'ln's got tor tumble, Mt!
Wld bulldog in UK an Jawbone, of der Jack,
Ho IIkIiIs his Inst Imtllc. Der last boll rings.
An bo's a knocked out, wire ox-cbauiplon,
Wld brulnes nn dor mmo an palm limbic;
Der rlifbt ban kIovo bo used, a slso too small
Fur bis swelled duko, and bis hoarso slugger
Obanglnto what kin no more skcor der old
A knock down blow Itself. ICx.cliamplonl
bo ends bis lirul dug, bloody history
A busted craek-n-Jitck, a reminiscence,
Bans )outb, sans blulT, satis sand, sans all bul
-Now York Bun.
"Raining the Wind."
It 'was in IM1, a fow months before the
first appearance of "Ln Dame mix
Camellas," Dumas junior mot on tho
boulevards the famous critic, Fiorcntlno.
"Old hoy, come mid lunch with me to
"Willingly, my dear Dumas."
"Tomorrow nt II, in front of tho Vorle
tcs." "All right."
Next day, on tho stroke of U, tho two
friends met at tho placo appointed.
"Hravo, Fiorcntlno, you are to tho
"Punctuality is the politeness of jour
"Where shall wo lunch?"
"Wherever you please."
"We must have something out of tho
"I don't object lu tho least."
"How much money have you in your
"Ir Not a farthlngl" said Fiorcntlno,
laughing. "You invited mo, and I confess
that, having no change in the house, I for
got to get somo."
"Hang it!" Dumas exclaimed, "I've got
only ten francs. Hut, happy thought! My
father doesn't live far off. I'll run mid get
him to lend mo two louls. Cornel 1 shall
be down in a trice. You can wait for me
in the street."
Dumasjunlor ran iiptho paternal stairs,
four steps nt it time. A'moment afterward
ho re. ppeared. crestfallen and down In the
"Well, how about tho two louls?" In
quired Fiorcntlno In a slightly bantering
"Alas!" groaned young Dunias, "I have
only fivo francs left. My father borrowisl
tho other live!" Annates Politiques et Lit
That Lawn Mower.
A Helfast (Me.) woman got indignant
the other day at the shabby appearance of
the lawn about her house. After mowing
down her husband with wrath, she was
soon nn the lawn herself with the lawn
mower. Hack and forth she pushed the
machine, while the sun beamed soft and
melting on the downtrodden woman nnd
t rom a shady nook her husband timidly
watched her determined display. For an
hour, in which she must have traveltsl a
dozen miles, she worked, but, sad to relate,
not n blade of grass bowed to her indignant
Filially her husband picked up courage
enough to address hen
"Hadn't you better turn the machino
over, my dear?"
She did turn tho machino over Into tho
gutter nod swept Into the house with n
look that kept her husband at a distance
for several days. Lcwiston Journal.
Hwsarlag llliu lu.
Ovarheard at the Hotel.
Teddy Vunchump That young fellow to
whom you took off your hat just now is en
gaged to Miss Daisy Goldberg. Are you
acquainted with him?
Dili Upporcrust 1 don't know him at all.
"Then bow did you come to bow to him?"
"Uecause we are In the same line of busi
ness, so to speak, I, too, am engaged to
Miss Daisy Goldberg." Texas Slftings.
Easy In Ills Mind.
"Are you not afraid of being buried
alive? After all, you know, our medical
science is still groping in the dark."
"To tell the truth, I have not tho slight
est apprehension on that score. My doctor
is a man who can be depended upon; if any
of his patients die they are dead and no
mistake." Deutsche Warte.
Not at All.
Man with Cigarette Any objections to
lending mo yoi'r cigar a minute?
Man with Cigar Not at all, sir.
(Lighting his cigar with it and returning
it) "Much obliged."
(Throwing the clgnr away) "Not at all,
air." Chicago Tribune.
Not Ills fault.
"What do you nuan," said tho landlord,
indignantly "by pounding a hole in ray
"I'm just r much surprised as you are,"
replied the truest. "I did it trying to break
that soap you gave mo to wash with."
Tls autumn now. With muscles strained
Unto the closet sbelf wo cling
Wit b anxious e) e, and loudly cry,
"Ob whore's that bat 1 wore but spring?
Across the mountain and the plain
The wind an autumn flavor blows,
And aa wo shiver we exclaim,
"Wbe.ro are my lout year's undorclothesf
We gaze upon tbe ellow leaf.
We bear tho robin's farewell note,
And then we auk ourseUen In baste
"Wbore Is my uneleiit overcoat?"
And as wo walk along tbe street
We're looking fur n form dlvioe;
We wbUpor softly to ourselves,
"When is that autumn girl of miner'
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Tuesday, Sep. 20th,
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