Plattsmouth weekly herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1882-1892, July 16, 1891, Image 6
(J A X LIME STOVES Cleaned iin I Repaired ;it W. I! MM DICK'S MAKDWAKi; STORK, n. v. vatiii-ws ' -'i find. i S A T I S l ACT ION ( 1 1 ' A WA N T K K I . ElORN '.TUKi; DEALER Y 1 HENRY The ! BOECK -j ling A Great Event i1 In one's lifo u the discovery of a reuiody for ome long-stantiiuj; malady. Tho pobon of Scrofula is in your blood. Vou inherited it from yoiir aiiec.itors. Will you transmit it to your offspring? In Ui- great nnjoiity of cases, both Consuuipti ju aud Cilari li orig inate in Scrofula. It ls Mippo.-x.-d lo 1m tho primary source of many oLiicr iei;tiii?ci:ieit.s of the body. Ucirt at onco lo clt.-ai.u your blood with tin- sluiJ.iiJ alliaalne, A N li vi UNDERTAKR. Coi'is'niit 1 y keeps a hand everything you in---. 1 to iuiuish your housj. F "j ft a rv T l"'l. For MeVI.l month I VVM.I troi,!,. r il U Saturday' L)aii s Laura k'usscl returned to her home at Weeping Water last evening. C. II. Jacquette went to Weeping Water this morning- to a'.tend a meeting of the all iancc central coin- I lllittee. j Speaker Khlcr lias been sued by : the l.iiidell Hotel people at Lincoln : lor (us lio.irtl lull wlneli He mai.'ei 1 last winter. j 1 1 - -1 : r - ! laliii of S t;p county is j in lov.i. io-day' on hi- '.fa)' lo spend iSnn!a with Fred Siiroedcr and SOLDIERING IN HAITI. HUNGRY PRIVATES SUPPORT THEM SELVES BY BEGGING. Horoiuioiis ri;;.ui!is over the whole l.o.ly. My apju-ute was l.a.. ami my system so Jn-.slr:iu-(l Hint 1 was nual-le to woik. Afn-r "i":-' si. rnl ic-m.-ili. f j,, vain, I r.-.so! ,.-u I lain- iy,-r s m ;.;ir:!;:t, :m. s.i-'h trooij elK-i t Uiat les than on.; U so v.tli. la i nil at Ct !'.S Levi c I , i cry 1 1 ee i v. ! : u 1 1 a r of III ! . i ; -; e Co! d a r ( ' r t i a . igs ha- the line.-t a iiie i '1 v. Tin- cherries, a large veiiety, row i' ' : - i ' -' 1 : s i 1 1 1 1 i I i : . i 1 . 1 U -w 1..! j CCKNiiii sIX I n Nl- PJj in n ( ut HILIP THEIHOLF H i 0;.fii."1 up Tli; 'Tii't-si. 'i.-r.ii tt, Co-, - IX tin-; C I T V -- iin.l Mrenp-tli. Th- ivfi'li'.V -f i'.e !,.-. :- -toiii-tiieil iin-. ;i I exjn-iai-.l tii(; jiur( :.; ! !";: anl leiiioas." Freileri.-n .M ai. !;-liaii'li-s. Villa Nova le (Inja, Joiti:ual. 'For many y'-;ir I v.ns a r. ijfei . i- froia scrolul i, until alio,.t t:in c years w!n-n I t'-iiii tlm ue .r Ayer's SarsMpana.i. si,,- , Whleii tin; dieasn Iia.s i ni uviy li..;i;pi-are: A lillii; liiM of i. ill,.-, u.i.s iroiihl, :l witf' the .san;.- -(;!i.;.lai:.t. l.as ,!.:. been ei!,-.-d by this in '-iln-ine." I. In.irail, Avova, N !.r. VZ rr - d i T r 9 B ti 8 r ) i io , : 1 . ' . I - : : :i ; 1 'la i i e i et Io,i on ! i ta 1 e damn; Ouerr Way lli; IIayti.ii A n Hi uii I is lluve of Taliiii; Cure ol T!i-ir Cunvirti ttrt.l VHrrioTi Tliey Truvcl in I"nr noil in tlij Street.H Iay ly Iay. I'hilij) McDowell is an olu and will L.iown New Vorker. IIu was a volun teer hreiu.ui orice, and nil old New York ers know what thai means. Of latv year.-, Mr. McDowell has traveled exU.-n-yivciv i.liroad. 11k; visiti-d Ilavii. - v.'.iv or two a what was tie? in the o! o a rejiMi. u k rer ;ilI:c. er Ske.l thin; him r hi "t saw i:i ;iiy stran hi. t t!f .str.l! . :- i,i :.- thin',:. .-t of ail v.;.-. 11: ii-,oiiLis are tr-i i:i Iiayt':, ; way th i .'i.-.i'i .r;-a -1 . Mr. Miller's Farm Strnngriy !!uperlna;. i Tho farm (f John II. Miller, who livt Hjhttf ii miles southeast of Sedalin, Mo., is hlowly beiug sw.dlowt-d irj in what wi'iiis to 11 ;i )iun rivi. r flowing leiieutb the STjrf.'U'e f the earth. The phenome non was ohsrrved first Saturday, when JMr. Miller's family heard a rutnhliii noise in the oreharcl. I incsti 't ion rt1 vealed alio,- in the frroimil ahout Kix feet in diameter and several feet deep, with water at tiie bottom. Tim rum Mines or. tinned, and the L? h is been constant ly ei darciiivc since that time. I'. 1. ('latin vi.-iiel t!ie s-pot and load.- a t!inrou;,'h investigation tf what he terms, the nit.-t wotnlerf'il tiling he has ever seen. 1 h- i jh ,i t s t hat t In? cav ity is nearly circular in form, siteeji feet in diameter at the top and ta;t rin;j to ten feet at tin. wat'-r line, which i-tweidy-si x le.-t l'rom tiie surlaee. Tiie water is t went v-live feet deep and seem , WIIEKE WOMAN ROLES. SUMATRA ISLAND IS A PLACE WHERE WIVES RUN THINGS. , hrnl.L,. :nd lool eerai ' i s -: i s -Vi ii 1 1 Ayer rr -i-i 'S- i i E 1 t?i i r 3 i i- ; -. i ; ir l-nici'A r.mi i;y DK. J. C. AY2K Ez CO., l.c-.t -,11, Mac 8wld by trugis.B. Jl.sis $.'. W'oiU 'ittt.ou Wh in. iv he found choice win liiioi"s and cio.ir.s. AXFIKl SlilC HI' St' II ULKk AM) BASS' ALL W1IIT1-: I.AHKh, alway s on hand. CORXliK OV ?1 Al. AND FHUKTII ST. TIIE INTER N AT I Q N AL TYPEWRITER A strictly first ciase maeliine. fully warrant ed. Made Jrom tiie very best in'aterial by skilled workmen, and wit.li the best tools t-iat nave ever been ilevised for t!i purjiose, War ranted to do all that can be reasonably ex pected of the very best typewriter extant. Capable of writing 150 words ner minute or more aceordinn to the ability of the operate"1. S . l v yy P ' 1 l.-.-.-OMl damage ma:i lor i ; ' on h jloi .- i ail cthel V tli.it is sure fly lli.il d. lo the ripei. alitie.- tl T has lile dan nliiinii e ( ) I i ! . 1 1 ! the l.i.-l Lulled 'Vr of th ): a.t- i a - s e 1 . recor I State,-.. I 1 I o- say, II te i la I i s -harm!; aih t.) th. so much wheat in , hulls ior itiio !.. , ..i i and are f-.nced to live o i !i...'j.. ; iieu a pri.soin.-r i.-i s n'o-jn . 1 l ! ti:.4o t!..i'o bo doesn't ha .-.; a iti:. form, he learns no trade and he uoe.-n't ret iinythiny to eat from the govern ment, lie is allowe I to bei, tie,':!., for money and jjrub, and if u; won't b-j Well, he can starve. "This l'icin is a funny kind of hns; !'. :.'.. Talc- - tin; prison at .lacine.. far n -:ia... ,. v' ell, every morina thev lire pn.soJiers out to pi k uj wn.-.;e ci- a so.i- ' lie ;v II' iwiicv; river, ;is sticks thrown to it ,'iiv carried rapidly away by the a rent. am to il if any team vet there the prisoners they can f,rel,, and each feliav h dier aloii' with him to see that doesn't, run away. Tho two he.tj to.ifei all lav and Th...- oni'iiitv' is in prairie land. ;;ot ta-ar any sjirinic or body of water. Several years a'j-i i a fanner in licit im in hat.- neighborhood was driving a wt-il, whi'fi the lo' ils beca.rue ditaehed and lo-t. but it. was t!ioic;i,t to be mere ly a pocket, and no atientioa w as paid to if. Th cavity is trradtially enlar'an;'. and ;us Mr. Miller's resilience is only sixty f-.-et oi-faiit he is ..'reatlv alarmed lor th--; sa fety of his homo and fannlv. Cor. Chicago Uerald. w! i.'K'iv e. p la tue eveninr lor w; could let the team o(. () pu'Ces nt of local saippoit. Omaha not i ;i hlai-ker I've than to team di.-hand while it stands at n head of the old L A. v.- V, Q. Op so i I O I 1 1 i 1 11 I 1 list. The o-rnss hopper is abroad in the lain! and is reported in force in Colorado. Wy oming- and Montana. Mr. (I. Hopper is the re.-uii of the past three or lour excvedinoly dry seasons in the- northwestern reoion. k hi.s prhor.c r fort to show .11 ii.-,hr and x F'lnarn ia.;:.l .lent. i li nei -ivince MM tliint;le.3, Lath, Sash, -iii immense (lownponr oi ram for three hours at Sioux City yester iay 11101111110- liooueu tiie city, imusiuo- nil aerj-eo-ate loss uf 100, (Mti. the mayor says theimury to pavements alone will cost the city fK'.fHlO. Seva-ral httihlinos were mi derm i tied. Then the soldier in to jail and , , ; up that he lie ; his i has:i"t sold i i for d; aurm, tne nay. f?oi.nn-:!ts ciirr no pay. "Dut dem't tlio llaytian toMiers - t "Xo, they dun't. Any money there j: in the army yoe-s to the generals, and cf them there are enoa;rh to command the combined armies, of luropeaud Atneric;.. Once in a long while the llaytian soldier gets a dollar, v. Inch is worth abort seventy cents in our money, but he and the TirisoTiers livuhv lif'.nn" Tliev- . i : i r . ..J j,. ... . tworf from hou.se to houie and from store I ten miles a was tie, too, snowed no symptoms or illness. uoors, ssiiir an supply everssr demand of the city. Call and pet terms. Fourth 6trect in rear of opera house. if! &0 fi IJ- l . J fti i .,-r. P1UCE $100. If there is no ayent in your town address the manufactures. THK FAFlIfeH M'F'ti CO. Agents wanted Parish X, Y. F. U. SEELEMIKE, Agent. Lincoln, Neb, DEALER IN STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, GLASS AJS L QUEENS WARE C. 2vl IT-S, .County Surveyor AND CIVIL ENGINEER. 'Ail orders left with County Clerk will receive prompt attention. OFFICE U COURT HOUSE. PERKINS - HOUSE, 217, 210, 221 and 223 Main St., lattsmouth, - Nebraska. .H. JJ. BONS. Proprietor. "Ihe Perkin9 has been thoroughly renovated from top tc ottoiii ad :e now one of the best hotels in th state Boarders will be tnken by the week at $4.50 and up. C-OOD BAR CONNECTED FIif anfl M a SpsciallF tronarre i tke Puble Solicited. JOHNSON EOiLDINGN Siltb Si irr. p-sn t n rr i W 1 Li" i T 3 - Mind wandering enrpd. Bonk InbTrMvl rstmoDiA4H f rom nil Frospectas post . in ine ruadinjr. I I - nn;i vi ilo fnoue. , f fttJl va.12. K'ut on unnticatiun to VrrJ. W lUtJ LeieMie. SjJ Fuua . m f . RSM. U u ri h. ft. vvy hn.it: The GreatHealth liuliuM. PfickAce makes a Knilons. IH-liuinus. epaxkliER. an.l up"tiniuK. Sold hy all dealers. A lieiuitiful Picture Jt.io'c nutl cards sent FHHK to any one snndine KlJress ta tU O. t. 111EE3 VU.. Hiiladulphia, Pa. lb (XXI PrHsidii! Vice I'rusidnt ('aslii-u Cor istain and Fifth street Paid up capital Surplus OFFICERS C. H. Pamela F-i-ed (i'lp'fr J. T'7. Pal tersoii T. M. Patterson, DIRECTOR'S O il Parmel-. .f. M. PiiftT'on. Fred Gord'T. A, i. Smith, 11. 15. YYiLdlumi. U. S. lUiriMey ar.d X. M. PattTs.-m A GENERAL BANX1KC BU3IUS3 rATJoATED Aeeounts soth-ite'l. iaireT allowed on fi'ue deposits and prompt att-nt io:iiven to all tu--luess entrusted to its car. PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM j Cloftiibi and twwmtV-s liie hair. . w-illner Tails to Kfsloro Gray tr'!-l Hair to its Youthful Color. J Litrai. ouip diwi d do ir tailing. j at Irii.'r,9 - - Ta,.-KiT,lvi,r i on ,' ' i I) i.h,,v, J-:.iii-. iff:i!5!ifr'oon: i! i;i,H t:.i- ui', l C : -on. I'll in. 'J i.l.c in tape, .vti Lis. T;ip f.'itv irr curf for C,,n 9, i, or in .cox i cu., a. v. Dr. GrCi--.nr Bell-cap-sic GU, quirk T,UJ PLASTER, i f rom fain. m t Rham&tifm, npnrnrliHft. pVaTiy and lumlMV'.rj tirwi m nic. b.ni(tif rw iy nil j tukjc ip-k. Cwc'iesters Ehguw. Pro Cross Diamond Brand U tT t all i EA wA l U 1UU9. THE ORIGINAL AND GENUINE. Th onW rif--v Sr. unrt rriUie Pin rr 4 ljfi wftb I i; rithoti. J'mIt bo oi her LlnU. ."'tt trentur rm.s end mt'd.iofij. All pwlft In ptrtofud UX4, wraprn-r. re flrurf rvwi ctirn l-rfi;I t. At lJrKCiits or n 4m. tn wra r r j-rtieaM.r, imaroonuiK, tua "'Kfitrr lor LmOIi'c," tn (.er, fiv Mum Mmi, lO.O.IO TroiiiJ. w Pnvr. Mold t Ui IocmI lr-CaTl- Chichcstcr Chemical Co., v;,,.n-,n "q,iix. A man -I'uterbau o p, of (hie- county murdered his wife ami four children yesterday and then ended himself. The chastlv work was all done with the revolver and no reason tor it is known, lie was) a man well thought of by his iieioaibors. In the Sheedy case the detective seems to hav e been employed, and now Pineo, a C. li. & O., elective, sues Mrs. Sheedy for $0:C for ser vices rendered clearino- her oi the alleged murder of her husband. The public will perhaps he interest fit in Knowino-just where I'uieo got in his effective work. I he li. Sc ?. fast freight east will pass through the city this evening all fitted out with a full comple ment ot Cicorgv 1 urner 3 new pat ent billing device. An effort will he made to see iust how much Ir. turners patent is worth toward convenience anu exue.l it-nc v in handlino-cai s. It looks as thoutrh Georoe uiioht become a millionaire vet. Our lieie-hbor. thr Journal, con- tamed a very- illnatured llin-, the other even in of, at Mr. Samuel .Richardson of Kiht Mile Grove be. cause Mr. K. is beinr .spoken of as probable candidate for county- treasurer. Mr. Richardson is a ;ood lirst class citizen, a man of more than ordinary intellirence ;ind of unquestioned integrity and great industry. He has a right to be a candidate for county treasurer and no man can truthfully fay ought against him. A "prominent farmer, speaking of the crop outlook for Nebraska last evening, said: J he wheat and oats are all filled and out of the way of everything except hail and wind. The crop of small grain will he first class; tue only troutile is, we farmers plant too much corn. Diversity of crop i? what we need. One of these thundering big corn crops makes hard times by its over-production when corn is too cheap to pay for marketing-. Kvery farmer in Nebraska ought to raise wheat, oats, barley, rye. llax and millet. We plant without judgment and then find fault when we overdo the thing." Tiie Indmns will be lie re. The latest from the base ball field i- to the eifect that a game with tin wi hi savages nd untutored ee at the ball patk next afternoon. eryhody will take pi Wednesday night to turn out and see dian nine polish off th mouth team. the 1 1 1 -1'latts- PliiLAma niiA. va. I have been bothered with cat1 arrh for twenty years; I had lost sense of smell entieely, and I had almost lost my hearing. My eyes wero getting so dim I nad to get some one" to thread myneedie. Now I have my hearing so well as I ever had, add I can sec- tn thread as tine a needle'as ever I did' my sense of smell is partly restored, and it seems to be improving all the time, I think there is nothing lik Kly's Cream Halm for catarrh. Mrs. K.K. Grimes, Perry Co., O. to store. Sometimes they have a good day and make, a dollar and sometimes they don't make fifty cents, but what ever it is they mubt live on it. "The soIJier himself is a scarecrow. He has never been drilled, has no uni form to 6pea,k of, and if he h:wln't a musket to carry around with him you couldn't tell him from the prisoner he is taking care of. You recollect the old Lonij Toms we had in our army before the war? Well, that's the kind the Hay tian soldiers carry. They are all old cap and ball cerncenis, as liko as not to go oil at the wrong end. "Take a soldier, a sailor or a fireman with us, and they all have a pride in keeping all their tools neat and clean; but lmhtary pride lsu t in the game that the Haytian soldier plays. When he gets home after a day's begging he pitches his old musket into a corner just as a laborer in the street cleaning depart ment gets rid of his shovel. It may be rusty and honeycombed, but as Icig an he can show np with, it at the fort and satisfies the government that it hasn't one to the junk shop he's happy." DEATH OF NO ACCOCNT. "The soklier3 and the prisoners must be pretty good chumsF' Well, that's very much as you take it. It's a common sierht to see the c-uard md the prisoner reeling home together if they've made out well. T suppose you'd imagine that prison ers would often get away with these kind of guardians, but they don't. When ever the soldier takes it into his head that the prisoner is going to escape he just shoots Mm dead, aud that's all there is to it. No coroner comes around and post morteias are unknown. Why, I was walking one day with a friend on one of the chief streets of Jaeniel. "Right in front of us was a drunken soldier and a droiiken prisoner. 'Now,' said my friend, 'you watch that fellow and see if he doesn't take it into his head that his prisoner is going to escape, and if he does ho will shoot him.' Sure enough, a minute or two after the drunken prisoner staggered into the mid dle of the street, and the equally drunken soldier ujs with his Long Tom and shoots hira dead. Things are not quite as bad at Port- au-Prince as they are at Jacmel and the smaller towns on the island, but the dif ference is not worth talking of. Hayti collects plenty of money in duties, but it is all grabbed by a few men, while the mass of the people are left to get on as best they can, and are forced to support out of their pockets as objects of charity soldiers and convicts." New York Recorder. liniUi.in' i. nlli s I lively Cofrsci One of the most remaikable detn.'es that it has ever been 1 he nr. of a newsi,-i;ier io record comes from the lower end of the county. Henry Trum I auer of Ross township, a few mile;, ve.-n of Shieks:iimyf h farmer, forty-live ye-;!--! old, retired at an early hour on Sunday night in his usual good health, and to all outward appearances never leit nciier in nis lite, j he next mrn- liig nis win; was iiorrmeii ny ti:e u:s covei y of Ins dead body in bed. He had passed quietly away in the night with out a strn,L;;;ie. On the same night his brother Wil liam, living in Hunlock township, about and hearty. Custom Tlint llfl-r Ironi Thou Any Oilier 'liri-! Inn or Moliaiiiiin-ili I ' j I II., 1 ilV l l he Property Holder, j Slic Never l.rufx Her Home. J A country where the women own the ! houses and lands, win-re gold and silver ! are common n (lowers in the i-pring, ! where eerybodyis h ippy and nobody does wrong, is the burden of the f-tory that V. J. Shaw brings from far of! Su mat r.a. V. .1. Sh-iw is one of the men who in. .deled tin!: ', in this country when it wnsvoung arid pliable. 1 1" came from New York in P-'.".i, and was about the br-t i:. nn to hang tint a lawyer's i-igti in San l-'i.i'ici:;.-.). Ho won the cases that settled the v.-.hui', v of s.-ttlers' titles and r.-siilted i:i the V an N'-ss ordinance., and he served as a stale senator in 1KY1, when it was in. To of ;m honor to be a legislator than it is now. "In all my years of travel," he naid, 'I never io'in l a happier j ,coplo 1 ban those who live in Sumatra, in the mid dle part of the island. The p-ople a l over Sumatra arc believers in the Mo hammedan iili'.non, but the jwculiar cu.-toms which m-i!e this pari ten lar j-o-p!e uniijiie and dilTerent from all others arc- coitiiied to one community. "It would not In' f-orrift to term this brunch of 1 he Su natra people a tribe, for they do not live in tribal relations at all, although there is a chief and under chieftain--. Th'-so rulers, however, are not de-pots, and if I he proplo do not liko the way in which they manage things lliey dispose of them very shortly arid put other ir -n in t h.-jr places re-tired hale Nothing in liis demeanor gave the slight est warning of impending dissolution. His daughter, not seeing her father come down as usual, called, but received no answer. She went up stairs, when t-he was horror stricken to find him dead on the bed, The occurrence has created not a lit tle excitement in the neighborhood, as the men were well known in the com munity. No marks of violence could bo found on their bodies, and the general belief is that death was due to natural causes, liotn men were married and each leaves a wife and family. Wilkes- barre Record. Vii-iiriouH Martyrdom. The grip is depopulating the Indian wigwams of Alaska and Vancouver's Island. The malignity of the disease seems, indeed, proportioned to the inno cence of its victims a phenomenon which might be explained on the theory that epidemics prove specially fatal to individuals cf an unprepared race. A native of the Allegheny highlands may be almost killed by a catarrh contracted by a night's lodging in a bedroom filled with an atmosphere which the habitues of the city slums could breathe with comparative impunity, and the chron icler of Captain Cook's voyages relates that a community of South Sea Islanders was affected with an alarming influenza, in consequence of a few minutes' con versation with sailors who had passwd the nights of a long voyage in a stuffy cockpit. Felix L. Oswald in Philadel phia Times. Whistling in Germany. One has to be careful how and what he whistles in Germany. The other day a jieasant at Diedenhofen, Lorraine, was arrested aud brought before the magis trate on the charge of showing disresinsct to the German authorities by whistling the "Marseillaise." The man contended that the march he had whistled was one he had learned when he was serving in the Brunswick Hussars. The court inade the policeman who had arrested the prisoner whistle the "Marseillaise"' to see if he knew the famous hymn. Then the prisoner was ordered to whistle the march he claimed to have heard in the Hussars. It proved to be suspiciously similar to the "Marseillaise," and the unlucky whistler was fined fifteen marks for his indiscretion. The policeman was not fined for whistling the air. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. S:Tliig a Spur row. An authentic incident in the career of General Robert E. Lee is told as an evi dence of his sweetness of disposition and natural ldndliness. One day he was in specting the batteries over the hues be low the city of Richmond, and the sol diers had gathered in a group to wel come him. This action drew upon them the fire of the Union guns. The general faced about and advised the men to go under shelter. But he did not do this himself. Walking on, although in apparent danger, .he picked up and replaced an unfledged sparrow which liad fallen from its nest near bv. A Well Full of Snake. Connecticut evidently is bent on giv ing Georgia a tussle for the position of chief center for the distribution of snake stories. This one comes from Norwich: A man here the other day took the stone cover off an old dry well in his pasture and saw at the bottom of it a ball of braided black snakes bigger than a lager beer keg. He ran to the house and got his revolver and a box of cart ridges. He blew in all hi.s cartridges, and the well was boiling over with es caping .snakes when he got through with them. He got eighteen dead snakes in the well, an.l more than three times that number got away. The biggc-jt snake bagged was over seven feet long and the smallest one more than four The act was instinctive, but perhaps feet, indicates a really hiirlier endowment J : " than ability to conduct notable cam- I Orange culture in southern California paigns Youth's Companion. . j 3 making wonderful progress. Fifteen years ago the first shipment of oranges t.r.t waiL.-V I was made from Riverside, San Bernar- Henrick Ibsen is a methodical walker. So fond is he of his daily walk that he takes it rain or shine, and the cotton umbrella which he always carries has become a nart of his individualitv. Fii favorite time for walking is an hour be- j or 3- 0O carloads. fore twilight. He writes incessantly all ' day and adopts this method of renting : his tired brain and body. His well knit, muscular frame attests his good health, and he can stand any amount of literary work, It is said of Ibsen that he writes I one year and walk3 the next. Washing ton Star. j lilUV V O U U I. J f 11 U11V LiAA.l .-11 ;VJ1 lll'j CIO ' nients from the Rivers-.de district will amount to l,3i0 carloads, or 4(X),0X) boxes. Tiie total shipments from south ern California will probably reach 0,400 Both Mr. Irving's sons will become actors. The elder, Harry, who is very much like his father, will leave Oxford very soon, and Lawrence, who has been , studying diplomacy in St. Petersburg, j will give that up for the stage: Both have shown talent in private theatrical. "Although men are the ostensible chieftains, the Woim n are the real rulers. Tiie customs of the count ry forbid the eivingof a man's property to hi.s chil dren niter his death If a man dies the property he owns is given to his father tiiid mother. The woman's property, on the contrary, is given to the children. Probably that is the custom that is re sponsible for the turning over of all tho ve;dth of the country to the women. TKKATMKNT OP THK HOYS AND HEN. "It is the constant aim of tho men to enrich their wives. Each man has but one wife, and each wife one husband, and they live a perfectly moral life. Tho teachings of Mohammedanism are fol lowed upon the question of divorce. Tho husband has the right to divorce his wife whenever he chooses, but must al low her to retain the property in her pos session. Divorces are not freouent. though, and I believe that, in proportion to the population, divorces in this part of Sumatra are not one in sixteen coin- pared to the number in California. The people are happy there happy as they can be. lho children Jive at home with their mother tho boys until they are thirteen or fourteen, and the girls until they marry. "When the daughter gets married she does not leave her mother's house. An addition is built on a new roof, as they call it and the newly married girl makes her home there, and brings up tier children. I ins custom, of course, results in forming qui to large communi ties where there are many children. I knew one of these communities where there were a mother aud several daughters living with their children. The original house had grown with each marriage until it spread over a large piece of ground. "When the boys get old enough to leave home they are taken to a compart ment house which is set aside as a home for them until they wish to marry. The girl has the right to choose whom she will wed, a privilege delegated to her in few Mohammedan countries. "Once married, the husband for the rest of his life is his wife's lover. He lives apart from her and visits his home only in the evening to chat with her and the children. All the money he gets and there is plenty of money of Dutch coinage there he turns over to his sweet heart. She dresses herself and the chil dren and shoulders all the petty family cares. "He is bothered only to earn the money to pay for the things they eat and wear. "To get things for them to eat need j not worry him much. The portion of Sumatra m which these strange people live is very tertne ana productive. It is a fine country, with beautiful mountains and streams and magnificent scenery. -All sorts of fruits are grown, and in tho ' higher altitudes many of tho grains. t DP-ir-SSB.S OF THE WOMEN. 1 "To find dresses for the family must be a different matter, for I never saw such elegantly attired women as in these communities. They are very beautiful, boasting the fairest and finest complex ions and the brightest eyes. "Never in Christian countries do wo men dress as extravagantly. "I remember that once the chief told me he would have two pretty maidens dress as they would on their "rnarriae The two bright eyed girls wero prTnA some time, and came back wearing, one a dress of gold and the other one of sil ver. They had bracelets one above an other from the hands and above tlir elbows. At the eltxw3 thev liar bracelets, jointed to fjermit easily moving the joint. In brief, their arm were armored with precious metal. They had necklaces of gems and other mciUr ornaments, and the cloth-r.f-nv.M ,,i - cloth-of-silver dresses were made loosely fitting above the waist, and the skirts in flounces. "They are not an ignorant people, for the children are taught in their homes and many learn to read the Koran. They observe the proprieties too, as is appar ent from trie rule as to widows. "When a woman's husband dies she plants a post in front of her particular door m the family house and harca a flag upon it. While the flag waveshe may not marry again. But when the winds, blowing eoitly off the sr-a, have torn it into shreds and scattered the bits on the ground her term of mournin? ia S 6 mt?y ac Srt a second lover'o proffer." San Francinco Examiner.