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Saturday Morning Courier
VOLUME 9, NO. 3.
MNGOLN, NHHRASKA, SATURDAY, l)K.hM:K J 189.1.
I'HIGU FIVIl CENTS
Onu of tlio most remarkable thingB in
connection willi tlm trial of W. II.
Irvino for tho killing or 0. I-J. Mont
gomery, whh tho apparently conclusive
evidence that Irvine, up to a certain day
in May, 1802, wan aB blind uh a bat to his
wifo'H relatioiiB with Montgomorv.
Things 1 mil been going on under his
very noso that would have produced a
Binall flizod volcano in any ordinary
man; but Irvine, who appearu to be
gifted with a particulaily eonllding
nature, and who, notwithstanding the
fact tliut ho waH a real eHtate dealer, in,
bo it would rcciu, aB uiiBophiBtocatcd aB
one of CharleB Egbert Ciuddoek'B
mountain nyiupliB, purBued the even
tenor of his way, bliBBfully happy. A
great many people in thin city woio con
vorBant with boiiio of the detailB of Mib.
Irvine's lifo, and it whh generally re
marked ut tho time of the trial, that it
did not Bcem poeBlble that any man ot
ordinary intelligence could have been
fooled bo completely aB Irvine asserted
YUut if Irvino'B ignorunco of IiIb wifo'H
decidedly unconventional behavior
appeared romurkublo at the trial, when
only tho merest glimpBu of her mode of
lifo was ulTorded, what must it seem
now, when tho uowHpaperH have boldl)
publiBhcd BtatomcutH of factB concern
ing tho utmost utter depravity of this
woman that huvi been known to a good
many pcoplo for boiiio time, but which
huvo hlthorto only been referred to in
public in tho most vague mauuerl
MrH. Irvine's audacity was as stupen
dous aB tier husband'B innocence waa
unprecedented. No one has questioned
tho huBband'H devotion. If over love
wus blind, his was. MrH. Irvine waa
doing tho most unheard of tilings, lead
ing a lifo in this demure little city whose
goodness Mayor Weir so eloquently pro
claims, that would do credit to the iu
gouuity and fearlessness of the most
accomplished members of the Parisian
"crust of society," and Irvine, so the)
say, never had a suspicion.
The conclusion forces itself upon us
that Irvine was either a consummate
knave or a very foolish man.
If he did know what was going on, then
hifl killing of Montgomery, far from
being an act of more or less justifiable
vongeauco, was nothing mote nor less
than cold blooded minder. On tho
other hand, if lie did not know what
kind of a lifo his wifo was leading, lie
must have been inexcusably foolish.
Tho .evidence, bo far ub can bo learned,
seems to establish his utter blind
ness, and mako him out too contidiug.
Those who know Irvino do not imagine
that ho would have condoned iu the
slightest degree her very peculiar con
duct, but how ho could have failed to
bo oven suspicious of what bo many pco
plo saw and knew, is something not
This whole case from llrst to last has
.oozed with viloness, and it will be a
good thing when it is all over.
Apropos of Tut: Comttr.it'n lefeionce
last weok to boiiio of tho objectionable
features ot public school education in
this city and elsewhere the following
editorial comment by tho Philadelphia
Times on an address doliveied befoio
tho teacher's institute by Profehsoi
brooks, is another evidence of the fact
ttiat reform in the methods of public
school instruction is ugrovving question:
Professor liro'oks said, among otliei
goods things, that "the mind is not a
cavify to be tlllyd, but an activity to
be developed. Tho mind is not like a
cistciu, to bo tilled with water, but
ruther liko a living fountain, from which
may be caused to -How the spiings ot
knowledge to hlosH the world." No more
truthful educational precept was ever
uttered, .lint it is one tiling to hau
correct ideas upon the subject of educa
tion and unite another to (Ait them em
bodied iu actual 'i)iu(;tiuu, as Dr. Miooks
' t.l! If .. ..ll l ... u:..i. i !.. .1 i.i!..
UllllhUll WUIJ IWIIMVn. lUlll III UIU jiiiuui:
iBchoolsof Philadelphia this adiniiable
precept In violated every da,and the
minds of thousands of school childien
aro treated as'if the) were nothing but
cisterns into which must U poured a
little smattering)f everything that can
by any possibility be fiiwliuled iu the
term education. 'In the homes the jla
hours of tho childien ate devoted to
memorizing lessons from text books,
and oven on tho way to school tho parrot
liko repetition of lessons the overloaded
memory refuses to letaiu c!iu lie heaid
by anyone with eitr,s1o hear. It is need
less to add that from a mind overloaded
until it resembles a wator-logged ship,
tho springs of knowledge cannot by un)
possibility ilow like a living fountain to
bless tho world. .A mind ciamiued with
facts that cannot he assimilated is not
a trained mind and never can be.
Cramming is tho vice of oursHtem of
public education and until there is a
radical change in this tespect it will
remain an open question whether main
of our schools do not Injure, rather than
benellt, their pupils.
Many parents in Lincoln are beginning
to see tho very seilous deTects of the
system of instruction iu ogue, and it is
only a questhn of time when a thoiough
reformation will be demanded. A vast
amount or money is being expended in
the maintenance of the public schools iu
this city, and there is a broad suspicion,
amounting ton tlrm conviction iu the
minds of a good many people, that from
a maximum of outlay onl) a minimum
of benellt is being realized.
Tlie struggles of the evening papers iu
this city iu their attempt to readjust
the finances of the countrj furnish un
limited amusement for the public.
Now it is the Xcwh that hi lugs out
some old theory of the elainoieiB for
cheap money that is covered over witli
the cobwebs of time, and Boleiunly
deliveiB ilBelf of a wise discouise with
all the pride of a discoverer, and now the
Vail with Its addresses to GioverClevo
land, and its inoie or less inane gulf
about money lendeis and Wall street.
Tho two papeis aio iiIwiivh pounding
away, airing their ignorance and their
iconclasm. Meanwhile the world and
timo and tho money interests jog along
in much the same manner as of )oie,
before the A'cis and Call had sprung
into existence and commenced their
series of wise tieatises.
Corporal Dam C. Sox, or Sam I). Cox,
or what-d'-je'-call-'iin, of tho Call,Uit
particularly diveiting editorial iu which
I'm. Comtii.it and its editor receive the
corporal's most fi antic and enthusiastic
attention, verj kindly tells us why the
Cd carries tliat biief addiess to Presi
dent Cleveland at the top of its
editorial columns. For which wo are
under the most enduring obligations to
Corpoial Fox's or Cox's explanations
ate about as clear as a cake of fio.eu
mud. In a serious attempt to say
soinethiug about the "gold bug con
tingent," and its prophecies that iclief
would follow immediately upon the ic
peal of the silver purchasing clause of
the Sherman law, the eoipoial bed ays
an ignorance and fanaticism quite iu
keeping with the emanations of tho
editor of the other populist evening
paper. Theiowasa time, dear corpoial,
when sensible people piedicted that the
immediate passage of the lupoid bill
would atroul gieat lehef to the count).
That was at tho opening of the extia
session of congress. If soon became
apparent that inaction would he the
older of the day, and after the bill hail
dragged along a couple of mouths, no
body expected to see any immediate
benellcal ejects fiom its passage. The
"gold bugs ami their lackey h" never
piojihesied that good times would re
sult if tho repeal bill tweie pushed about
the Ih st of November.
The Call gets along veiy nicely iu its
discussions of the bottoms and kindred
subjects, and we would advisu Coiporal
l)ox to stick to the bottoms for a while
It Fditor Cleorgo P. Marvin, of Heat
lice, should be found dead one of these
davs. Major Chailes l-J. Magoon, of this
city, would in all piohahility bo held
lesponsilile for t lie deed, as Mr. Mai vin
refened to the major the other day as a
"suit of second edition of .Judge Coolo),
.The New York roar has just closed
its voting contest furtlio"lOO best known
and most lopivhontutivo living piohibi-
tionists iu the United States," and No
braskans will no doubt tin ill with piiile
when the learn that the name of Mis.
Ada M. llitteubender appears twelfth on
the list. Mi er Wolfonbnigor's is number
ninety seven. Tho list contains besides
tho names of such other distinguished
pei sous as Helen M. Gougitr, S'uu Jones
and Sam Small.
There was a very energetically con
tested prize tight iu West Lincoln, a
suburb to Major Weir's good town of
Lincoln, Satuiday night. About !!00
sports witnessed the exhibition. It is
undei stood Jthnt there is a movement
now on foot in this cit) to invite
Mitchell and Coibett to eoine to West
Lincoln for their little set-to.
Chicago's palaces have just now an
iuappiopriato enviionment. Sa)s the
New Yorl'Saii: "One of Chailes Finn
man's managers, who ariived iu New
York tho other day from Chicago, said
that when he went down to tho station
to take the morning train he saw a
ciowd of mote than 'J.(XK) men who had
slept all uigliiin tho bitter cold, iu and
mound tho city hall and tho public
buildings which euehele that big edlllce.
The uuthoiltlcH had taken pit) on some
of the poor vvictohos mid had admitted
about (XX) of tlmm to the colliders and
basement of the city hall, wheie the)
were shelteied fiom the bitter wind
Otheis lay like dogH on the pavement or
huddled in any lecesses which would
shelter them fiom the wind. Two men
In the doorwa) of the main edillee were
joined b) a thhd man, who took a biowu
paper paicel fiom his pocket and, open
log it slowly, disclosed four sandwiches,
which he had seemed fiom the telief
committee that mniniug. The instant
the sandwiches weie exposed to view
theie was a howl from a man iiciosh the
doorway, and u moment later semes of
men were st niggling like maniacs for tin
food. When the upturn was Hindi)
quieted theie was seaieel) a eitimb of
bread or a shied or paper left, and the
men slunk back to their eoiueisor wan
deied dismally oIL as though the tierce
light for a crumb of luead was nieiolv
an episode in an evei)da) liagieal life."
The wot Id's fair was not an unmixed
blessing to Chicago. In view ol the im
incuse siitreiing iu that oil) it would
seem that a pmtion of those million
dollar donations foi mi ait museum
ought to be diverted into the stomachs
and onto the backs of the shiveiing,
hungry thousands of homeless people in
the world's fair oil).
The following telegraphic-dispatch ap
pealed iu a New Yoik paper:
Omaha, Nut., Dec. I'J. In the same
federal couit hi Omaha iu which
Chailes Mosher, who, as picsldcnt ot
the Capital National bank of Lincoln,
was sentenced to the i enitentiarv for
live years tecently for stealing $l,(XXl,XX,
A. M. Defeiance, a South Dakota cow
boy, was this week sentenced to the
penitentiary for life for having stolen a
single copper cent.
Two months ago Defornnco got tiled
of being out of work, and, concluding
that Uncle Sam had moie to spare than
others, lode Into Chudinu, Neb., and
held un the mail earlier. His crime
nutted him one cent. He was caught
and has pleaded guilt). The statutes
provide no lesser penally for his crime
tlian lire imprisonment.
Tin's is a very foiciblo illustration of
the inequalities of the law. Is it an)
wonder that the courts ami our legal
system do not always receive the gieat
est respect of the oople?
Major Calhoun observes that "the
weekly press of this cit) is stioug and
well supported. No town in the conn
try the si.e of Lincoln makes of it such
a piomiuent fcatuic." Theie is a (lis
dilutive Held for the weekly paper, mid
it is doubtless a fact that iu Lincoln the
weekl) pri-hS conies neaier being wind it
ought to be than in man) places.
It is a question whether the gasoline
stoves aio not woise than the saloons.
The saloons in Lincoln may have caused
a good deal ol siitreiing of one kind and
another in tin past )car, but they have
not been the diiect cause of the death
of twelve persons. The chief of the the
department sa)S that a full doen peo
ple have crossed over the border via the
gasoline loute iu twelve months -one a
mouth, and we piesume he is aeoiiratolv
He had offended hei bv home stupid
act of his and she had vowed ven
Yet he loved her just the same, and
she, the euchantiess, made heiself
lovel) to him and he was blind.
He knew that woman-like she would
foiget her haish woids and roigetful
ness was forgiveness.
So the davscicpt into wee'es and the
weeks into months and one evening In
asked her to he his.
"Oh, fleoige," she mill milled, as she
toppled over into his aims, and that was
all (ieorge wanted to know.
The summer faded and tin- autumn
grew upon tho stem.
There was the fiaiance of orange
blossoms, the rich notes of tie oigan,
the soft voice of themauiage celebrant
and the twain weie one.
Two lioius later the) were alone.
He would have kisM'd her but she
stood him off.
"Mr Miown," she mutteied hoaiselv,
"I swore once to be avenge I. Tod it) in)
vow is kept. You aie in) husband."
That was all.
(ieoigo thought it was a joke then,
but after live jeins of beingMis. Hiuvvu'a
husband lie knew what a wom.iu's
vengeance might be and was.
China,'" uwil to keep It up
With ii poritinteiice cllro,
DutliiK t ho hUtnt) of thovvorhl
"Hi'fiiw orkluru tho lire I"
Slm'ij rhiiimi'ii her phriitu n llttlo hit
(iter hrau l inmln to vvunr).
She morel) ii tea nil liisturj now
"Uttfunf or blnco -tho fulrl"
J. V McDonald, of the Clink A
Leonaid Investment eompaii). letutued
this week fiom an extensive dip east,
slopping iu Chicago, Cincinnati. Wash
Ingtou, Maltlmoie, Philadelphia, New
Yoik, llartfoid ami Muslim. Ills en and
eiuil was essendall) a business one. Mr
McDonald is one of the keenest business
moil iu the state, and a verv able
llniincier. and his obsei vallous on the
lluiiucial and business situallon on his
icdmi from the eenlets of llmiucial mid
I'oiiimeicial aetivit) will doubtless be
roail with iuteiesl anil accepted as it
t rtit li Till and intelligent lepieseutatiou
of existing conditions.
"My trip vvas.ou thewhole.iniieh more
satisfactory than l anticipated," he in
marked to u .Oomtn.it tepteseiitidive,
"although I can assuie )ou I biiug back
no glowing icpoit of business levlval oi
of mi) ver) impoitaut imptovemeut iu
llmiucial eiicles. M) business was pi hi
cipall) with huge iuvestois, and I
found that while theie will be no
immediate movement of money to
the west, oi I might say, to
Nebraska, there is a disposition to i om
inencu making loans as soon as possible.
Onu or two huge companies with whom
I do business indicated to me that they
expect to have mono) to loan licit' b
the latter pint of .laniiar), and I think
that iu sixty da)s theie will be consider
able eastern money available for teal
estate loans iu this cit) and state."
"lust at this time of voar the com
panies that send mono) to the west never
have much icatly money for loaning
purposes. They aie getting ready to
close ti ft the ) ear's business, decline
dividends, etc., ami they have use for
large sums at homo. One huge lite in
BUiance company, whoso olllco I visited,
for instance, is accumulating money for
life pa) moot of u semi annual dividend
urUpor cent, payable liiIiuiuay, which
will take &UI(),(KK). It is also a fact
that mono) is comparative!) scaicewith
these companies. It is a mistake to
suppose that because the banks iu New
York have cs70,(XX),(KK) or oS0,(M)0.(NK) on
hand iu excess of the legal icqtiiicmcnts,
mono) is generall) plentiful with die in
suiauee and other concerns dial loan
money. Tliis is commeicial mono) that
is tempoiaiil) taken out of tiade. The
iiisuiaiico companies can loan mono)
only as they get it in, ami the iusiuaiiee
business, like neail) ever) thing else, has
sutleittl iu the last six mouths. The
peicentago of unpaid piemiiims and
lapses has uatuiall) inci eased, anil the
volume of lieu business has been small.
So that tlie companies aie not Hush.
Then theie has been little of the out
standing money tinned. Most of the
maturing loans have been lout-wed."
"What is the feelu gtowaid Nebiaska?
Well, the main double is that die pen
pie east aie not as well iufoiuied as the)
should bo. Nebraska uiiquestionabl)
stilleisou account of the company she
keeps. There is a manifest indisposition
to do business with Kansas, on account
of the political conditions in that state,
and easterueis do not alwa)s undei
stand that theie is a unheal difleieiice
between Kansas and N'eluaska. Mut
Nohiuska's ciedit has lisou sin -e the
last election, and thcic is gonoinll) a
friendly feeling foi tins stale. Kastcin
iuvestois aie not disci iiiiiiiatiug
against us. Thev aie lestiicdeg theii
opoiudniiB iu all diicctious, east and
west, and when thev aie in a position to
send out mono) again, the west, or die
best western states, will receive their
share. Yes. theie is a disposition to
slightl) inciease tin- tate of inteiest; but
1 do not know whethot .invthiiur will
come of this."
"Cicnendl) speaking biisuiot-h is much
depiessed thioughoiit the cotintiv ; and
,i Sl ;,,. , I i , .. ,
wu'iu in iji.iiu un iiiuiii i-winjlHlll i cuni un
there Is west. The onlv iidviintiiL'o the
oast has over us, is that theie thev have
accumulated capital to fall back 11)1011.
Iu tho east the) are lendeis, and in the
west we aie borioweis, and haul times
alwavs fall witli the most seveiitv
on the bonower. Mut. uotwith
standing all this, then- is, if anv tiling.
more complaint east titan theie is heto.
1 did not Hud an) bod) who looked foi
any immediate expansion of business,
.Nearly all agiee that theio will lie a
gradual improvement. Some look for a
material chance for the better in tluee
IIHIIltllM ,ltlllill III kiv imiiitliu unit ..1 turn
....-......-, .-.... ... ... ...)( ..... i,., i-
do not think theie will be anv groat
change till ne.xt fall oi wiutei."
"1 dunk the most significant fact iu
connection with my trip was that in all
my jouini-)iug, tiuvelling with all sorts
1 think the most significant fact iu
and conditions of people on iiilhoiid
trains, meeting lepieseulative men iu
the hotels and coming In contact with
lluaueleiH and business men of many
lllfeient gratles ami I tallied to nvoiv
body I onlv came iieiimn mm ilnnm.
'int. I don't know what thev hud been
befoio but onl) one man of all those
whom I met. was n believer In ilein
oernlle pilnelples. And without eveep
lion all these agieed In saving thai the
pieseut lliiiiueliil ami business depies
slou Is title to the lialll. Of com so
theie were iiiany sluuleH of opinion on
the tnrllf question; hut on the general
pinpuKllion that tlemoetatie tl its, and
the pumped of democratic tut t f T
tinkeiiug, and the feeling of tim-cr
taint) engendeied theteby, are the
things that me keeping back the busl
ness levival, theie is a iiiiauimlt) of
opinion. The tlueatened chanuelnthe
tiitilf law Is the one thing that now
stands between us and ptospeilly."
"On the whole the outlook in not par
tieuliuly alluring; but we have seen the
woisl of our doubles and theie is no
leason for iliscoiuageuient iu the pios
pect for the futuie, The Impiovei ml
has t uueneeil, mid it will ootid a
and wo have iciison to hope that i .
few moiitliH tlieiu may be a pioitoiiut I
change for tlie bettor."
Some people may not understand verv
cleiulyjust whom the reported inciease
of Omaha's bank clearings iu the Inst
eleven months have come in, but we are
told thai "llguicH can't lie," and we can
not very well go back or the returns.
The Omaha lj,ivclnior sii)h: "Out or
twelve large western cities, Omaha and
Dulutli aie the only ones that show an
incieaso iu bank clearings ror the eleven
mouths or 18!).'l. That is certainly st
llntteiiug, ror when Omaha shows an
actual inciease or f:S,r00,0()0, while theio
is a falling oir in Chicago of e.I.'i7,(KK).(KK)t
iu Minneapolis or $!)t,(KX),(XX), hi St. Paul
or e.Vi,(KX),(MM), in si. Louis or 7r.,xx),xx),
in Denver or 87(MXX),(XX). and in Kansas
City or t!i."),()0),(XX), It would seem as ir
Oinalia wasn't iu such a had lix itftur
all. These statements are looked alter
closely in thtjeast, and this routurkublo
showing must ho productive or it th-ul of
thinking iu those shrewd llmiucial heads
that sit on eastern shoulders. Omaha
eight and a half million dollars ahead,
and eveiy other big town in this neck
of woods away behind! And the
chances aio that Omaha will make even
a better showing before tin! year is
A gentleman in this city who is
thoiotighly post ed un the banking busi
ness throughout the state, leferring to
the statements of the Omaha baukeiH
that state Tieiisunir Maitley has not
tieated the Oinalia banks fail ly In the
matter or dm disposition of state funds,
leiiiarked to n Commit loptosontativo:
"When Till. CtiL'itii.u leinaikeil some
weeks ago that the banks iu Omaha in
v.uiably take all the) can get and then
ask for moie, it wasn't made half strong
enough. The) are not satislled unless
the) can get all there is. I happen to
possess some tlelinite infoi madon on the
subject of the placing of tho state
mono); but I cannot make it public for
obvious leasons. lint when u certain
Oinalia banker stated a few weeks
ago that theie was not .0,(XH or state
mono) in all the banks of Omaha and
.-louth Omaha, ami that the Lincoln
banks have the largest share of these
funds, he stated what was not true.
The Omaha banks have been tieated
faiily l) Mr. Maitlo) and they have no
iciihon to complain. Had I been state
tieastuei during the past six months 1
don't think tlie banks in Omaha would
have got a cent or state mono). In this
citv, as is well known, the banks weie
moieoi IchS haul ptessed on account or
ho collar so of the Vatntal National
bank and of the geueinl depression of
business, but thev neveitlielehs made
level) olfort to take cine of their
' pations and remleied much valuable
! assistance where itvvashoiclv needed.
I I he business interests in this city iinil I
I ,, i . . i. ,i ..i ..,..'
un- t'lillllll irillllln llllljlllllllll lilt- HlUlt
wen- aided mateiiallv bv the Lincoln
banks. The banks in Omaha, on the
coiitraiv. did not make the slightest
elnut to alfoid relief, but locked un
then vaults when the) had fiom :t() to
!") per cent of their deposits iu cash,
and were ahholutol) cold blooded in
. tlieii tteatiueut of patrons. I would
have placed the state iiiouev with the
banks that weie standing b) the state
and its business iutcrcsts and left tho
Omaha institutions to take care of
-Cli.t ti.il., i.f f.flO (kill it r.i.iflii.,. I.....l
,- ,., v.. 'v,v'w ... ...I.i. 111 ',lin
ofthooityof Lincoln at a premium of
font tei cent is an encoiuaging indica-
turn of letuiiiiug stabilit) iu tlnaucial
conditions. When iiiouev goes into
conditions. When mono) goes into
such stieuuous competition for oven
i gilt-edged investments it will not long
refuse other Investments that are per
haps less safe, but which pioiulso to
pay a much luruor ralo of Interim!.
MM I.. I.. ..I i.. .ii..... i .....
. i... n,.m m mmi mi imiicatioii nun (lie
1 1" f Lincoln Ih llrst l-Iiish. Lincoln
W. M. Leonard has been appointed
loaning agent for tho Union Central
Lire Insurance company, and has
opened mi olllco In the Murr block.
It Is stated upon reliable authority
that during tho year now closing nearly
l.'l percent of the entire railway mileage
of the Hulled States, representing over
IU per cent of tlio capitalization, has
gone into tlie hands of receivers. Dur
lug the I wo euro 18112 ami lHD.'lthu com
panics for which receivers worn uppolii
ted ropicscnt over It) per utmi f ,
mileage and nearly HI percent of tho
capital stock and bonds of all the rail
wii)s in the country!
SayH a wilter iu Town Toplcm "I
will go on reeoid predicting that the
Missouii Pacific, Murlliigton, Itock
Island, HI. Paul, Kastorn Illinois ami all
of the Oranger roads will imilte out
coinpaiutively better during tho next
twelvemonths than they did this your.
Oross earnings may not he bo large, hut
operutlng expenses will be much lighter
so that the net results will be a great
deal larger than hiyiuen huvo any Idea
of. To my thinking, railroad stocks,
especially those mentioned, aro very
cheap, and tho only reason that can he
advanced ror their preheat ridlouloiiBly
low selling price Ih that people huvo been
scitred out of their wits, and have boon
educated to believe that phantom ditll
eultloH are realities. When the llnanelid
equilibrium H fully restored, stocks will
boom again. A good portion of tho
money now lying idle In tho banks must
be reinvested; the investment channels,
principally those of Wall street, will
carry oir tho congestion that Ih so con
spit-nous in the money market. TIiiipb
are eortitln to better in tho near futuro.
Hverything points to this inovitublo
ilt SHGfS HP HIKE.
Once upon a time a buko whoso wis.
dom hud made him famous was stop.
petl on the highway uh ho truvelod
iibout by u HrotchiBH urticlo of young
woman, who said:
"Oh, sago, my mind Is troubled and I
appeal to you for boiiio fatherly udvlco."
replied the benign old man, uh he putted
her golden hair in a graiidfiitherly way.
"Mut it Ih not my complexion, oh, wise
man. There Is a young youth who BityB
he loves me."
"I don't believe him," said tho old man
as he winked at the neurest tolcgrHph
"I wish to test his love and mukepiire
of him before I give him my hiind. How
can I do it?"
"Has ho otfered to jump over a
precipice for thee?"
"HeluiB. He will precipitate him
self at a moment's notice."
"Or throw himself into tho river?"
"Yea, ho will do that."
"Hits he written you it letter in blood
"Six of them, oh, Hugo."
"And threutoned to commit suicide it
)ou refused him?"
"He has even bought six kind's of
choice poisons, warranted to stand in
any climate. Most any girl would bo
satisfied with these evidences, but I am
not, and I therefore appeal to you."
"Thou hast a father?" queried the
sage, as ho stroked his long goa(ee.
"1 hast," replied the maid.
"Then let him say unto William next
time that )ounginun appears that ir he
marries into the family he will be e.x
pected to support the t, 1 folks iu tirst
class st)le and pay up all back debts."
"And if he trul) loves me?"
"He'll let von know all alsjut it after
the old man goes upstairs. Good live.
utUll. Mliu iu .... i1Mkl. ,iv.
hss), mis is iu) ons) tin).
P. S. The girl subsequently mariied
a grocer) clerk, who plainly told her
when the courtship began that he'd be
hanged by posh if he'd oven precipi
tate himself down cellar for an) woman
whoever vvoie shoes.
Probably the last writing that Pro
feasor T)tulall penned wiih a brier senti
ment iu honor of the now )ear, and
addressed particularly to Americans,
prepared for McClu re's tnaguzino. This,
and kindred co ninunlcations from
other eminent people, American
Ihighbh ami French, will make one of
tin. lww.i.jl f.Mit ill .u 1 if Ifii. V.iii X....H..
. t''-..a. .V......V... w. v ..Ull 11.111 D
'number. Among the contributors are
Archdeacon Furrur, Max Mullor, Kmilo
Zola, Alexander Dumas, Henry M
Stanlev, Professor Huxley, tho Duke of
Stanlev, Professor Huxley, tho Duke of
rgyll, Charles A. Dana, Henry Irving,
, Y. D. Howella uud Curditiul Gibbous.