Plattsmouth weekly herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1882-1892, June 25, 1891, Image 6

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.siiice tii'-ir eiiyayi't'ifut.
Ytiti iraa-iiie, tu col Aiug to tliis, that
Baroness Marie, with a cry a'i joy, threw
her emhroi:leiy cn:t ef her liand, aial
wit h the help cf her thorotihbied yotiiie
poiiiti-d lin.t r nail tore oprn the envek pe,
and that during Ihe ixrusal of the letter a
whole i t of ji lyftil ions il;;yed
over iier features. 1 iv,Lrr(-t that 1 cannot
confirm your exju-etat ions. The young
lady preferred to fini-a a vine site was
embroidering, tht.-n took a paper knife,
with which she very calmly opened it,
and did n t smile until sau had reac hed
the erv i nd a neeuliai ly tiiumtihant.
viei i n iu.:s .-.mile!
"It will . not pleas
lao, and peet) imp
shoulder at tiie wrateu
what does Count
me, i cry with
.i nvely ovt-r her
page. "Well,
'TmizyTE, .
"II expected rAi;o.NT:ss 1 kis, first of
all, mo-t dutifully your hand, and wkh
the deepei-t respect. 1 in'jaire after your
health, of which, in spite of our solemn
and weighty engagewic-nt, I allow my
self to have the best hope's. The dear
parents, my parents-in-law, are of course
included in this question. 1 take for
gr.-.nt 'd that the doings and t noughts of
your l ance he near to your heart, so 1
shall 1 know that one always does it
give 3'ou a conscientious bulletin of
everything. 1 would like to assure you
that 1, intoxicated with happiness and
your father's delicious wine, embraced
the porter, pressed a real banknote into
the conductors hand, and, instead of
turning that contrivance in the car to
regulate the temperature, I pulled the
safety rope.' 1 must tell you candidly,
just as 1 am. that neither in happiness
nor in wine have 1 that necessary mod
eration 1 did not sleep; 'the ring on
my finger' made me think much, too
much, for I am not accustomed to think
ing. 1 sx)n discovered that it was most
beautifully wrought and very heavy,
but about the great question according
to Hamlet 'to be or not to be' 1 was
not made the wiser
"At the town where we stopped a half
honr for lunch it all became clear as sun
shine to me for the first time. 1 had
drank of cold coffee there which, as it
seems, made me not only handsome, but
also wise, as the Baying goes. 'You must
write all, openly and honestly. Baroness
Mizi will understand you,' said 1, and
indeed so loud that my neighbor at the
lunch table, a nun. very much fright
ened, took her rosary and said her
"So here 1 am, as you see, writing to
"1 must first introduce myself. The
exterior appearance is sufficiently known
to you. l ou were long ago informed of
my "worldly goods' question. You know
already that 1 have a blonde mustache
and brown eyes, the required military
height and a few inches over, and all
that is necessary for a 'warrant of cap
tion,' but of the inner man it is as un
known to you as one of those charmiug
places which lies on our military fron
tier. You allow me to proceed? I am a
tolerably sensible man, who bears the
well sounding name of the Von Telkis,
but has not their prejudices and who
looks a little beyond the horizon of the
family's laid down laws. I'm a good
fellow, but if you took me for a fop the
day before yesterday, allow me, with
out boasting, to earnestly protest. 1
have a will, a good deal of it, perhaps
too stubborn. 1 am only weak when
one begs me 'from the heart. Particu
larly if it is a woman, and most especial
ly if that woman ia my mother, whom 1
should love and honor the highest.
"Dear Baroness, I saw you day lefore
yesterday for the first time face to face.
I have known you in my thoughts, but
that is a rather wearying occupation.
You have been served to me at break
fast, dinner and supper one should
never go too far into the figurative lest
one runs against a snag. The Telkis
have since time immemorial married the
Schwarz bergs and vice versa. You. tin
last Schwarzberg, was destined for me,
so Bureiy, bo certainly, so absolutely by
fate and man that enfin, that I, who
am headstrong and capricious, have
eeached a right ripe age before I have al
lowed myself to be moved to the un
avoidable end of our of my wish to be
" 'You must be back in Trieste on
Monday; you can stay a day in Vienna;
bow make an end of this affair,' said my
mother, and she had tears in her eyea
real, genuine tears. I am a good son,
and, on the whoie, not a bad Telki. My
heart I have bomething like a heart,
after thof;iahion of novels and the play
j had jLievcr refused her anything when
, asked earnestly, so 1 taid 'yes" it mubt
j be yes.
! "Before I confess further, permit m,
; dear baroness, to give you a good piece
of advice. Change your photographer.
Your photograph is not able to give tiny
idea of you Alter these premises, 1 may
be very hone.-t; it is, indeed, a mortal
ion in the confessional to keep anything
Hilent. Now then. I thought to myself,
tuat simpleton of a Mizi will bo over re
joiced to give me h r hand, and will that
kiwo evening tell her ten dearest, bosom
irit-nda, m highest heart jubilee, what a
swell fellow her Niki is, and after the
wedding (which will be under the eyes
of all Vienna) will embroider full grown
crowns and crests upon all the corners
of my trousi-uu, which were imprudent
ly left vacant.
"Half indifferently, half displeased,
entered tin- palace of Schwarzberg.
I 'a pa embraced me three t imes ;'.nd mam
ma called me "de-'r Xiki' and 'dear son.'
Aft-r the formalities were ovtr the mo
ment eaiae !'. v you to make your appear
ance. When 1 saw your energetic feat
ures and met tin.- lir.-t snrprl-ed and then
:.o dark aiid r proachl f J lo ok, and then
noticed the mocking smile which played
around your laoiith, and felt how cold
our hand was, which lay indiiTeivntly
in mine, then I asked you in my heart to
forgive thai word simpleton. Willi
your s! raigln forward, rcbii!iing manner
you made me qgiie embarrassed. I
p.i-sed you the g:.vy ;.t the table four
times, and '. my .: p i: kissed your
bract let. W:,ich a v- --y fcLai p edge,
as my cut lip ..hows. But still more cut
ting wits yoi.r journey;' even a child
could have understood; and ', don't
come back again.'
"1 have sita e felt, and I know that we
are both antagonistic to our families, .and j
our self willed natures flame up the mo
ment ;t yoke is placed upon them. You
demand yoitr freedom again, which you
have unwillingly .sacrificed to me. I
know it. I will give it bad: to yon. But
how? We .stand now opposed to an un
friendly power, which we ourselves have
created, and only with united fctrength
can conquer.
"I must see you and have a talk. I
know that in May you will be with the
Browers at their country seat. May I
unexpectedly appear? We can then 'ac-
"Thank you, count, will you nrt sit EDUCATION IN THE COUNTRY.
"The worthy Braucr will be here in
fifteen minutes, ho had we not better be
gin business immediately?"
"Directly in median res.''
"I am, indeed, not a Hungarian peas
ant, that I understand Latin, but you
mean, then, immediately to reach the
"You have a decided instinct for lan
guage. Well?"
Through the tainli
profile was truly e.
The chin a trifle impertinent.
"Now, then, I Mippose, dear count,
you want to know how things stand.
ht her char cut
;ii-itely beautiiul
we have very
golden chains to
be p..t l.
Id liko to snake oil
crei t!v al-
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a tot.t
case,' 1 hope, to the satisfaction
With a devoted hand kiss,
Niki Telki."
on the other hand,
of us both,
"Vifxx A.
"Dear Count I am a Schwarzberg,
and we have for centuries considered it
a great honor when a Telki bus bestowed
his heart and hand upon a Schwarzberg.
I am not an ungrateful one, and 1 know
how to value the honor; pardon me- if I
do not continue in this tone. 1 have had
many admirers and have been presented
with a terrible amount of flowers, at
whose sight 1 have felt myself frightful
ly engaged. I am not romantic- or senti
mental, so my greatest interest in those
flowers has been to know the name of
tiie florist and then wonder how much
they cost; so in looking for the name of
the firms I have half poisoned myself
with the odor of the flowers. Alas! no
quite. It would have truly been better,
for I am beside myself and could, for
the first time in my life, cr' for rage
and shame. Count, I :un indeed a wicked
creature, and 1 now understand why my
five governesses, with tears in their eyes,
ran away. It was quite vicious, what I
have thought and planned and now it
is revenged, as my eyes are opened.
"1 have had excellent instruction, es
pecially from my teacher of religion.
My priest was a very practical tutor.
'The wife should obey the husband and
understand, lear Mizi, when a Count
Telki comes and wishes to take you home
as his countess, you must gratef ulky take
leave of papa and mamma,' etc.
"I had never doubted but that, at
some time, our marriage would be writ
ten up in The Salonblatt, down to the
last satin train and the last cousin from
Siebeuburger. That you have never ap
peared until just now was just what 1
wanted a good bashful suitor. What
could one wish or expect besides?
"You have already perceived at a
glance what 1 get at home to see.
Mamma is everything. Papa colors
pictures out of illustrated periodicals,
whicli he then cuts out, and is d read
full 3T angry if any one disturbs him in
this occupation. And the men around
me, such as Vicky Arnsberg and Tom
Meierhof, and whatever their names are
dudes translated into high aristocracy
why shouldn't this Niki Telki look
just like the rest?
"Oh, 1 rejoiced at 3otir coming. I
wanted to fix a nice chase for you. 1 had
looked for something extra in the 'Con
versational Guide.' I intended, the very
first thing, to hurl Lopez de Vega and
Marlow at you from the saddle.
"Then you came, every inch not a
dude, and looked with your dejected
and deeply knitted brow not at all as if
you could .allow joking. You had some
thing about you so lofty that quite per
plexed me, and that afterward made
me furious. 1 could only ask mj'self.
How can such a man allow himself to
be engaged, patiently and obediently, to
Mizi Schwarzberg, who just twenty
four hours before had turned up her
nose at his miserable provincial photo
graph? I forgot Lopez de Vega, Marlow
and everything, and poured the gravy,
which you passed me several times, over
my apricot preserves.
"But now I know that I am not the
weak creature that you have sought. I
warn you think of my five unfortunate
governesses. You are a cavalier, you
will not hold me caught if 1 long for
liberty; you will find for me, for us, a
way out of this engagement. In deepest
respect. Your devoted
"Mrzi Von Schwarzberq."
Baroness Mizi bad found the prettiest
seat in the Brauer park for herself, the
bench on the bank of the lake. A laurel
tree made an excellent background for
her cream colored dress and flaming red
"At your service, baroness exactly
upon the minute."
which we sho
"Just as true, ;is pooiicnlly said."
His brown eyes alone mu.t make
"Of course the withdrawing must
come from your side, my dear jouug
lady. I can not be expected to iii'use
"On principle t hat is fair, but though
1 haw much c o'.ira .;. f. r 1 once fought a
regular duel whit La ly Aiu r.-uerg, 1 f. ar
it Would not bo Kuliicient to light one
with my family. Allow me, i leasi-, to
put up my parasol, the sun is t-hining
right in y ur face."
It was indeed n beautiful woman's
head which looked from under the red
".So we must have a pitched battle
and conquer your family, if you expect
to get rid of me. I am not a saint, in e of 1113- .-y name of Nicholas. The
girls of -our ballet would, lor a small
recompense, gladby get up some scaml.d
about me, and"
"Merc3', count, that would be dread
ful for me. Besides I have, in m-childish
innocence, always believed such light
winged scandals belonged exclusive' to
the marriage chapter."
The3r looked each other questioningly
in the ewes, as if the3 could answer such
a rat ional question.
"I think then that it looks hopeless."
"Oh, no, not quite, for I can take m--self
forciblv from this life"
"For heaven's sake, stop. Why, eveiy
little schoolboy nowadas whogetsabad
certificate commits suicide, and bes
it's no longer the stvle. Then it would
be such a pity too"
"Trulv-?" He kissed her hand, this
time underneath the bracelet.
"Then, perhaps, a long, iuver-to-return
journey on 1113' part. Africa is
quite the 'go' now, and is accompanied
with chances for being eaten. The sav
ages prefer roasted human flesh to baked
chicken salads."
"That would be deserting 3'our flag,
and would decide nothing."
"Yes; in the meantime you would
know 3-our own heart; the right man
would come, to whom you would
"The right man! Oh, count, 3-011 do
not know this dull, insipid soeiet3 Viek'
Arnsberg, or 'it overcomes me,' as
Gretchen s;t3-s. So 30U must think of
some other wa3"
"At 3'our command I'll try."
"It's strange that these two stupid
gold rings should have so much power.
Do 3ou see how easih' mine can be
drawn off 3-ours, too? There, now, 1
hold the criminals. Yes, because it
must be" she stamped her little foot
"so, there the3 lie now in the lake!"
"You have done that very fcl3 ly and
just like a woman. We are rid of the
rings, a beautiful carp will undoubtedly
die of indigestion and we are precise-
as before! But, did 3-ou say 'because' or
'if it must be?"
" 'Because.' count."
A long pause, with a swift exchange
of glances; then the count said: "A cap
ital idea, dear Miss Mizi. We'll present
our case to the 'Salonblatt' in the form
of a public explanation. No one can do
an3 thing against the fait accompli. We
have been brought together ag;tinst our
will and engaged. We have, as sensible
persons, found out that we are strangers.
that we can neither esteem nor love each
other. Is it not true?"
"Now strangers we are no longer. I
even thought we would have been right
good comrades, and hope 3-et that we
may be."
"Why, of course, concerning the es
teem on my part."
"And I hope the esteem on my part
will be equal to 3-ours. "
"With the 'love,' indeed."
iSever write. One must get angry so
often with those whom one writes about
See? I have gone to the trouble to draw
a sketch of characters, and now this in
dustrious work is to be frivolousty de-stro3-ed.
I can absolutely not sa3' why
those two on the bench should look at
each other so long and lovingly why
Mizi, the abovesaid Mizi, should sud
denly cast down her e3-es and become
very red. I find it also very inconsistent
that Niki grasped her two hands, and
that Mizi let her head rest upon his
And this is what was tremblingly
asked: "Mizi, and will j-ou let me have
this little hand for my very own? and
to this an energetic nodding of her head,
then said angrily, "Dear me. our rings
lie in the lake," to which he answered:
"No matter about the rings, I see here
two lips which will bind the faster."
"Would it not be well to make an end
of this, children? Here 1 have been
standing five minutes in the sun. In an
oiex second 1 shall have a sirmtroke!"
It was the worthy Brauer? Translated
for Commercial Gazette from the Ger
man of C. Shottler by Jennie Dickson.
Towns Net-fl Ms una I Trnlnlnir '"' Cook
ing M-liol nn V;I1 im t il Ion.
Practical education is needed in (ho
country as well a- in the city. Thero
has been too much brain culture in the
past, with too little sense development
nid mind training. With all opportuni
ties for objective teaching and manual
(raining, but little of it han come to the
country, and yet the l3'.s and girls there
need this training as much a.s children
in crowd'-.l city tenements. Successful
experiments in these directions are bo
ing made in many count iy neighbor
hoods. Groups of ladies are inaugurat
ing cooking, cirp"!itry, and clay modi-ling
classes an. I .sending to (ho cities for
Ill tiie.-,,; in ighberhood.S boys who ex
pected 'to become clerks, and in con-e-quence-
to leave their homes for c i t y
boarding houses, are becoming impressed
, with the interest as well as value of
tools. Girls .are enjoying lessons in
hygiene and the cheiiiistty of food, as
; well its J 't act ical demon;.; rat ions ( f coo k
ing. Sewing is nl.-o growing more and
more intere : inir, ami tin- 3ung gills
, appreciate doing wilh the learning.
Take, for example, (wo n- igabor
hoods on t !n; 1 1 u lsoti, m ar New York.
It! one a library association was f-tarl -d
a few 3-ears ago ly some ladies. There
teemed but few pc-pIe around who
coull or would utili.e a lii rary or read
ing room, but f-ooii litany men and boy.s
galh red nightly. A .-w ing i-chool was
Marled for Sat unlays upon strict busi
ness principles, and within a month was
overcrowd, d. It was hard to toll where
the-hn ml red or more girls came from,
but there they wcri;, eager to learn. A
boys' cla.-.s for modeling and carpentry
Marted, then a cooking class for girls,
and all wen sueces.-f ul. Monthly enter
tainments were held, when ;m admission
fee of ten cents was charged, and the
rooms were crowded.
In the other ue i ghborhood practical
classes have al.-.o ttarLed and are all
crowded. In this small tell lenient are
now being held three weekly cooking
classes for different groups of girls, two
large sewing classes, a dressmaking
course and lxys" carpentr3- classes.
Village bauds and choruses .are valu
able. In one place a large group of bo3'3
are kept interested by lln ir weekly band
practice. A right feeling of pride is
aroused when the3r are called upon to
lead local processions, to pi a 3- at onter
taintnei'ts, etc. Here, also, (ho teacher
of the village school has htarted ii g3'iu
nasium, and is training boys .and girls
alike in the Swedisii movements. Coun
tr3' children need to be plysically devel
oped 1j3t training, and taught graceful
movements as well as city children.
Village volunteer companies of bo3's can
be organized and made a power by fur
nishing practical outlets to energies,
plysical as well its mental.
Interest in surroundings should be
roused. The count iy, with its woods,
rocks, trees and plants, shonld be studied;
intimac3- with the beautiful variety of
animal ami insect life should be en
couraged. 1 hrough such channels hejine-s
will be made brighter. Happiness means
contentment, and contentment comes
from health, occupation and interest.
Countr3' contentment will bo the result
when young people become stronger,
keep brain as well its hand busy, and are
interested in others. Grace Dodge in
One Suit for Six.
Writing ia Century Dr. C. B. Gillespie
relates this incident ef a Sunday in Co
loma, Cal., in '4'J:
A group of half a dozen Indians espe
cially attracted my attention. They
were strutting about in all the glory of
newly acquired habiliments, but with
this distinction that one suit of clothes
was sufficient to dress the whole crowd.
The largest and beast looking Indian had
appropriated the hat and boots, and
without other apparel walked about as
proudly as ari3r city clerk. Another was
lost in an immense pair of pantaloons.
A third sported nothing but a white
shirt with ruffled bosom.
A fourth flaunted a blue swallow
tailed coat, bespangled with immense
brass bnttoii3. A fifth was decked with
a flashy vest, while the sixth had noth
ing but a red bandana, which was care
fully wrapped around his neck. Thus
what would scarcely serve one white
man just as effectually accommodated
six Indians.
The Lesk in the lierkeley School.
Each pupil in the Berkeley school will
have, in the new building, a desk of
polished hard wood and a chair uphol
stered in leather. Whenever a boy is
perfect in all of his studies for a whole
year he is to have his name neatly carved
on the lower side of the lid of his desk.
This is an old Rugb3' custom. Some
time ago the Marquis of Bute offered
$60,000 for twelve of the old desks iu
Rugby school because of the historic
names carved thereon. Among the
names were those of Robert Peel and
William E. Gladstone, rudely carved by
themselves. Future generations may
find some great names carved on the lids
of the Berkeley school desks. Dr. White
sa3"s that he has some good stock among
his pupils. New York Times.
A Miuulerfoxi Sig-n.
Councilman Otto Stechhan has been
casting eyea upon the heights of Parnas
sus for a long time. In short, Mr. Stech
han is just bubbling over with poetry.
Any one who has ever called at his resi
dence on Christian avenue would know
this by the inscription over the portals,
which is the Latin word "Salve," which
is, as of course you know, a Latin salu
tation of welcome. It pains Mr. Stech
han's poetic temperament, however, to
have rude ignorance ring his door bell
and ask, "Is this yer a salve factory?"
Indianapolis News.
A Valuable Cat.
S. W. Kimball, of Presoue Isle, has a
Maltese cat which is valued as much as
a horse and buggy. The other day,
while Mr. Kimball was away, the cat
came in from the barn and went to Mr.
Kimball s wife, and after "mewintr"
started to the barn again. This the
feline repeated three times, till at last.
to see what the cat wanted, Mrs. Kim
ball followed it to the barn to where a
colt was hitched, and there found the
horse tied so securely that it could
scarcely move, and where, if it had re
mained any great length of time, it
must have been severely hurt, if not
killed. Lewiston Journal.
Might IIuTt Been Worded IXfferently.
Young Medicus Of course it will take
me a long time to get started.
Eminent Plsieian's daughter Oh,
yes; papa Bays even the cleverest in th
profession are years building up a prao-
nra , n aw v our I uium