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WEEKLY HERALD: PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, SEPTEMBER 18, 1890.
CHEAT MEN'S ILLUSIONS.
rCEAN SWIFT SAID ALL MEN ARE
MAD IN SOME DEGREE.
-.JBvMeace Which Go t Prove th Truth
C Ills Baying Poctf, Philosopher,
Soldier and B formers Who Saw
Spooks and Were Influenced by Them.
It has been said or sung that all men
re more or less insane, differing only in
flegree. Certainly those who are consid
ered sane in which category the gentle
- reader is included are liable to halluci
nations, and it depends upon the extent
"to which we give way before, and believe
in, the illusions of the brain, whether we
-wrallc abroad with our follies or are placed
in a padded room.
Byron often received visits from a
.specter, but he knew it to be a creation of
the imagination. Pope saw an arm ap
parently come through the wall, and
nade inquiries after its owner. Goethe
vtates that he one day saw the exact
counterpart of himself coming toward
2dm. EenJonson wpent the watches of
the night an intended spectator of a
crowd of Tartars, Turks and Roman
Catholics, who rose up and fought round
Iris arm chair till sunrise. Dr. Jonson
-beard his mother call his nam in a clear
Toice, though she was at the time in an
other city. And Sir Joshua Reynolds,
4ving his house, thought the lamps
were trees and the men and women
trashes agitated by the breeze.
" VISIONS APPEAKIUX
Nicolai was alarmed at the appearance
of a dead body which vanished and came
gain at intervals. This was followed
Ty human faces, which came into the
sroom, and after gazing upon him for a
-while departed. None of his friends
was among the faces he saw. After
smjoying a silent acquaintance with his
-visitors for some weeks, they began to
sspeak, and he describes their conversa
tion as brief and agreeable. Such vis
itors would cause many to lose their
reason, but Nicolai knew they were but
the effects of indigestion.
Bostock, the physiologist, saw similar
-figures and faces, and after recovering
from a momentary surprise, he set him
self to study the habits and customs of his
curious visitors. This he had ample op
portunity to do, as they remained with
him three days and nights. There was
one human face constantly before him
"lor twenty-four hours, the features and
Steadgear as distinct as those of a living
- mrwm. vet havinar no resemblance to
smy one he had ever known. Finally
phantom disappeared, to make way
tor troops of little human figures, which
disported themselves like fanticcini for
The reason, says Connolly, that Nico
lai and Bostock did not become hopeless-
" ly insane was because they never believed
in the reality of the visions. The effects
of the illusions of some men have been
felt in history. Religions have been
founded on the words of men supposed
to have been Inspired, but who were
merely suffering from a form of madness
which medical science calls "ecstacy."
Oliver Cromwell, lying sleepless on his
conch, saw the curtains open and a gigan
tic woman appear, who told him he
-would become the greatest man in Eng
land. In 1806 Gen. Rapp, having important
news, entered the emperor's apartment
unannounced, and found the great war
rior in a rapt attitude, gazing at the ceil
ing. The general made an intentional
poise, whereupon Napoleon seized his
jinn and said excitedly, "Look up there!"
Be looked and saw nothing. "Why,"
. eaid the emperor, "do you not see it? It
is my star; it is before you beaming; it
nas never deserted me, I see it on every
great occurrence urging me onward; it
is an unfailing omen of success."
SPIRITS THAT INSPIRED.
Some men have been inspired to per
severe in their life's work by self con
jured illusion. Loyola, lying wounded
daring the siege of Pampeluna, saw the
"Virgin, who encouraged him to prose
cute his mission. Benvr unto Cellini, im
prisoned at Rome, resolved to free him
self by self destruction, but was deterred
by the apparition of a young woman of
wondrous beauty, whose reproaches
-turned him from his purpose. This
spirit returned and consoled him on
mother occasions when he was low spirit
..ed. Descartes was followed by an in
eligible person whose voice he heard urg
4ng h"n to continue his researches after
Many have fondly clung to their illu
. -coons, and though reasonable in most
' things have at least been distinctly mad
. in one. Tasso firmly believed that he
2id familiar genius, whose great de-
- light .and chief recreation was to con
versetwith him. His friend, J. B. Man
o, tried to persuade him of this illusion,
- whereupon the poet offered to introduce
axis unbelieving friend to the spirit. But
Enough he. often heard Tasso in conver
sation with the imaginary being, it
vtir made itself visible to other eyes.
Few believe that Luther actually held
warm discussion with an important
personage from the other world, yet that
- believed it himself we have his word,
and he has even Jeft on record Borne ac
count of the dispute, from which it
-would appear that his opponent is not so
wily as we have .been led to believe. At
any rate he could not wind himself argu
xnentatively round the sturdy priest.
Havaillac, while chanting the "Mis
erere" and "De Profundi," fondly be
lieved that the sounds he emitted were
of the nature and had the full effect of a
trumpet. Count Emmanuel Swedenborg
believed that he had the privilege of in
terviewing persons in the spirit world.
Jean Engelbrecht was wider a similar
impression. Zimmerman was for some
time in constant fear of an imaginary
enemy, whom he expected to arrive at
any moment, break into and wreck his
.- -dwelling. London's tandard.
Lenwenhock by means of microscopes
observed spiders no bigger than a grain
of sand, which spun threads so fine that
H took 4.000 of them to equal in magni
.tnde a single hair. The fly spider it is
nown lays an egg J large as itself.
At the Savings Bank.
In the long procession that passes be
fore the cashier of a savings bank are
many odd characters. The man behind
the counter does not receive the de
posits, little and great, without retain
ing also a good many amusing recollec
tions. The other day a pleasant faced
woman handed her book to the cashier
in a Boston savings bank, and said, with
a good deal of what the French call em
pressement, "Next week I wish to draw
the full amount of my deposit."
"Very well, madam," answered the
cashier, looking at the book.
"I thought I would mention it today,
and then it would not cause any incon
venience." 6he continued, with a bright
"Thank yon very much," replied the
cashier. "Come in any time next week
and you shall have it. Or you can draw
it today if you like. We have the
amount on hand,1 and he smiled upon
his customer as if he took a personal
interest in her plans.
"No, I will come in next Wednesday,
thank you," and she tripped happily
away with her precious book.
The "full amount of her deposit" was
Not long ago an Irishman explained to
the cashier that he wished to draw a
certain amount from the deposit of a
friend, whose book he presented.
"Very well," said the cashier, hand
ing him a printed blank. "You must
have j r friend sign this order. Let
liim pui nis name here, and write 'Pay
to Bearer here, and we will give you the
money." n ,
Not many hours later Mr. Riley ap
peared again. He pointed to his friend's
nume properly signed to the order, and
also an inscription after the printed
words, "pay to
"I don't know what ye wanted that
name there for," he said, "but I wrote it
in as ye told me."
The "name" he had written in was
There being no rule of the bank
against phonetic spelling, Mr. Riley re
ceived his money forthwith. Youth's
Fell Against Ingalls Skeleton.
I used to know Ingalls years ago. He
was thinner then than he is now and
looked just about the same. He lived in
Atchison, and had the reputation of be
ing possessed of more brain and less
flesh than any other adult in Kansas.
One day he went np to the office of a
friend of his, a doctor, and while he was
in there a newsboy dashed in. Now the
kids who sold papers around Atchison
in those days were the noisiest I ever
heard, and the doctor's assistant, a
cheerful young student, was always on
the alert to shut some of them up and to
prevent them from invading the privac
of his room with their stamping feet and
esu- piercing yells of "S'n Louay papers."
The assistant had seen this particular
boy as he entered the building, and in
an instant had placed inside the door
way of the office a full grown skeleton.
When the youngster threw the door
o;en, and was midway through one of
his declamations, the skeleton fell over
on him. With a shriek that was worse
even than his regular street cry the boy
rolled down one flight of 6tairs and tum
bled into the street, and his murmuring?
continued right straight along.
"You've scared that boy to his death!'
exclaimed the budding senator, who was
overflowing with indignation. Then he
went to the window, and bending out
(.ailed to the grimy but pallid faced vic
tim: "Come back here, boy; I'll buy
some of your papers. He shan't hurt
The response was instantaneous. The
boy's sobs ceased, and he shouted: "No.
you don'tl You can't fool me if you
have put your olothes on." Interview
in Washington Star.
The Value of Knowledge.
A Brooklyn manufacturer paid a bill
without a murmur the other day, aim
ply on account of the way it was word
ed. His engineer found that the hot
water pump would not work and sent
for a machinist. The latter bothered
with it half a day and said it must come
apart. This meant a stoppage of the
factory for a long time. It was suggested
that a neighboring engineer be sent for,
as he was a sort of genius in the matter
of machinery. He came, and after study
ing the pump a while he took a hammer
and gave three sharp raps over the valve.
"I reckon she'll go now," he quietly said,
and putting on steam "she" did go.
"The next day," says the manufacturer,
'I received a bill from him for $25.50.
The price amazed me, but when I had
examined the items I drew a check at
once. The bill read this way: 'Messrs.
Blank & Co., Dr. to John Smith For
fixing pump, 50 cents; for knowing how,
f 25.' Had he charged me $25.50 for fix
ing the pump I should have considered
it exorbitant. But fifty cents was rea
sonable and I recognize the value of
knowledge; so I paid and said nothing.
How to Eat Feaehe.
"The art of eating a peach" is, it ap
pears, one of the questions of the day.
According to one authority on the eti
quette of the dinner table a peach should
be picked with the fork, quartered,
peeled and eaten piecemeal. But as so
much manipulation would evidently
leave all the juice of the fruit on the
plate Jhis method, to be palatable, re
quires the courage of the young lady in
the 6tory who, at her first appearance at
a dinner party, raised her dessert plate
with her two hand and calmly drank
the sweet juice of the nectarines. The
French rule of eating peaches will, there
fore, be accepted with much favor, and
that rule is, "D'y mordre a pleines
dents." Pall Mall Budget
Ruby light for photographic purposes,
in spite of all that has been said in favor
of orange green, continues to hold its
own in the dark room, although many
who nse it complain of its effect on their
eyes. A remedy tor tnis nas oeen lotma
in the Introduction of a pane of ground
pass between the eyes and the ruby.
FATE COULD NOT HARM.
he Feeling of Security of a Man Whose
Life Was Insured for SIO.
They are tearing down old houses all
over the city to make room for the more
modern house. While those houses are
being demolished there is usually a class
of people who crowd around, eager to
pick np the stray pieces of wood which
come in their direction. Colored people
generally predominate in this class, and
many a family is thus supplied with
fuel. While tearing down a house in
the northwest section of the city re
cently the workmen were very much
bothered by these "wood hustlers," as
they term them.
The "wood hustlers" in this case were
composed, with but one exception, of
small negroes. This exception was an
old negro who had one leg shorter than
the other, and was nearly bent double,
but whether with age or not no one
knew. He looked as if he had worked
hard all his life, but appearances are de
ceitful. The workmen became so incensed at
the "wood hustlers" that they drove
them all away excepting the old man.
After a while the old man became more
bold, and endangered himself in trying
to get pieces of wood. One of the work
men spoke to him about it, telling him
he would be hurt if he persisted in get
ting in the way. The old man mumbled
out something, but paid no attention to
Finally he got close to the wall and
stooped to pick np a piece of beam. Just
as he was stooping a brick fell in front
of him, and he narrewly escaped being
bit. Seeing this a workman yelled:
"Look out, ole man, or you'll be
"I doan't kare," replied the old man,
and he continued to confiscate all the
wood that came within his reach. Again
he barely escaped being hit with another
brick, and again the workman shouted:
"I done tola yer onst to git away from
dere. The fust thing yon know you
won't know nothing."
"I doan't kare," reiterated the old
man, looking around for more wood, and,
seeing some in the interior of the build
ing, he went for it. He had hardly
passed the door when a heavy beam fell
in the place he had just vacated, envel
oping him in a cloud of dust. Several
workmen, thinking that the heavy beam
had pinioned the old man to the ground,
jumped down to render all the assist
ance possible. Imagine their surprise
when, on reaching the place, they found
the old man gathering the wood as un
concernedly as though nothing had hap
pened. The workmen were speechless
for a while and then one said:
"Look a har, ole man, youll have to
git out o' this. We don't care 'bout
losin' time ercarryin'yer korpus through
The old man looked contemptuously
at the speaker, and then said in a don't-give-a-continental
"G'way, niggers; I don't care. I jist
had my life 'sured fo' forty dollars."
Discoloratlon of the Skin.
Between the cuticle the epidermis,
that is, or scarfskin and the true skin
is a layer of cells which secrete from the
blood a dark coloring matter. The
bhvck races have this feature most fully
developed, but even the lightest are not
wholly destitute of it.
Its complete absence characterizes the
albino, giving us occasionally a chalk
white negro, the hair, of course, partici
pating in the defect. As this pigment
is also wanting in the albino's choroid
coat of the eye normally a dark back
ground for the retina, and essential to
clear vision he is nearly blind except at
There is often a local absence of pig
ment, causing white patches on the
limbs and different parts of the body.
Such a patch on the head may give rise
to a solitary white lock amid a full head
of dark hair.
Some parts of the skin are naturally
darker than the rest, and the darker
color may extend far beyond the usual
limit and still be purely physiological,
but dark colored spots often appear on
the body as a result of some diseased
condition or of exciting oauses.
The simplest and commonest of such
spots are known as freckles. Their re
mote cause is a peculiarly sensitive skin;
their direct cause is the light and heat
of the sun. Persons with fair skin and
hair are most subject to them. The pig
ment, which in others is uniformly dis
tributed, seems to gather into small
rounded spots. Youth's Companion.
A party of Americans, including three
or four boys and girls, were not long
ago visiting an ancient church in a
French provincial city. An aged beadle
showed them the objects of interest.
"Whose portrait is thisr asked one of
the girls, indicating an ancient canvas
upon which the face and form of a man
in armor could barely be made out.
"That," said the beadle, after stopping
to take a pinch of snuff, "is the celebrat
ed Grand Duke Anatole, the founder of
"Was he a great soldier?"
"Yes; but he had the misfortune to
lose a leg or an arm in every battle in
which he took part."
"How many battleB did he take part
in?" asked one of the boys.
The beadle, who was expecting a
sneeze, looked skyward a minute, then
sneezed violently, used his handker
chief, and answered:
"Twenty-four!" Youth's Companion.
A Sagacious Collie.
On Saturday forenoon, while a gentle
man was being driven in his private car
riage past the Cross, Paisley, a little girl
ran in fro nt of the horse and would in
evitably have been seriously injured but
for the sagacity of a large collie dog
which was running behind the carriage
and saw the danger. The animal seized
the child's dress and actually swung the
little one round about in his efforts to
extricate her from her perilous position.
She was knocked down, but was not
rnnch hurt Pall Mall Gazette.
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and should be afflicted with a cough,
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secure a bottle at once and give it a fair
trial. It is guaranteed every time, or
money refunded. Trial bottle free at
F. Q. Fricke & Co's drug store. 6
The nicest residence lots in the city
located on Chicago ave., for 6ale cheap,
For particulars enquire of Daniel Burris
or call at this omce.
The very desirable residence owned
snd recently occupied by Henry Water
man, Corner of 7th and Main stieets.
For terms apply at Wescott's Clothing
City Bread Delivery.
Office corner Sixth and Pearl street.
Wagon will make daily delivery of the
celebrated snow-flake, graham, home
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That hacking cough can be so quickly
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M" J. II. Holconib and wile, ol Jielcner-
ville, Texas, have celebratd thiir fifty
fifth vedding anniversary, and are still
hale and hearty. The secret of their
long life ani good health is they correct
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way avoid serious sickness. Like most
every one else, they are more frequently
troubled with constipation than any
other physical order. To correct this
they take St. Patrick's Pills in prtfe"
ence to any other, because, as Mr. IIol
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I?aac Brum Miller, nor.-resldent defendant
will fake notice thHt Krnm Mi'ler on the 4th
dav day of September 190 filed her petition in
the district couit of fass couDty, Nebraska
against you. The object and pra erof said
petition being to obtain a divorce from vou on
the ground of deser'ion, failure to support, n
trenie crulety and adultery. You are required
to anpwer cald petition by Monday the 20th day
of October 1890.
4t by her attorneys Beeson & Koot
Dated September 11, 1890.
Chattel Mortgage Sal
Notice ie herebv piven that by virtue of a
chattle mortgage dated on the 5th day of Ie
cember 18S9, and duly filed and recorded in the
cilice of the comity clerk of Cas county. Me
rraskn on the 5th day of December. 189 and
executed by ekimer Kitchie to the Citizen
Bank, snd by said bank assigned to W, ll.
ShKfer to secure the pavment of $125. anI, up
on vrhioh there is now due the sum of S131.42.
Default, having been ir, in the payment of
aidsum. therefore 1 wll sell the propety
therein described, tow it; All the furniture
books, papers end each and everything now
ow ned by said Skinner & Kitchie and held in
their pet-session in their office, at public aue
inrass .county, on the 4th day of October 1!
at "ne I'M'l'K p. IM - i -iii'i uaj ,
Daed "eiiipiul.it r Jo.h IMKi.
H. 'HAi-rm jiesicrr.ee of mortgagee.
Bett-or. aEoytMU-jntysfcr Shafer,
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These Lenses are tor
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von. i liave all
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agents and yon .can bay as
Arple trees, 3 years old
Apple trees, 2 years old -
Cherry; early Kichmonu, late
Plum, Pottawattamie, Y Hd
Raspberries, Greg": Syler
Strawberries, Sharpless Cresent
Concord vines, 2 years old - - -Moors
Early grapes, 2 years old -Currants,
Cherry Currants -Snyder
blackberries - -Industry
Downing Gooseberries, 2 years old
h oughton Gooseberries, 2 years old -Asparagus
Rosses, red moss and white moss
Honey Suckle - - - -
Snow Balls -Lilacs
- - -
Evergreens, Norway spruce B, Fir
Mnrsery one-balf mile north of
town, end of tb Street.
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