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iiiust not contain a fractional part of a cent.
RATE0 FOB POSTAGE.
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2d " fubluber' rates; 2 cts per lb.
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J. W. Marshall. 1. M.
. C1TT DIKECTOKV .
CEOKGE S, SMITU. Mayor.
WILLIAM H. cusillNti, Treasurer.
J. U. SIllSO, City Clerk.
WlLLETl Fo rTENOKK. loliee Judire.
K. B. WINOHAM.City Attorney.
P. H. MUKfUV, Cbiel of lolice,
1. McCANN, Overseer of Streets.
C. KOill.NKE. Cbief of 'ir Uepl.
b. 11. HICIIMON u, Cb'n Board 01 Health
1st Ward Wm . Jlerold. 11. M. lions,
2nd Ward J. M. Patterson, J. 11. Fairfield.
;rd Ward M. B. Miiriiby, J. E. Morrison.
4tU Ward F. U. LebohoU , 1. McCallan.
JESSE B. STRODE, J. W. BAKNES.
hU A. HAKTItr AN Wm. WINTEKsTEEN.
14 JL. BENNETT. V. V. LEONAltD,
2otmatlcr JNO. W. MARSHALL.
W. II. NEWELL, County lreaarer.
J. W. JENNINGS, County Clerk.
J. W. . OHNsON. County Judge.
K. W. HVEKS. Sherln.
. CYKCS AL'ION. sup't of Pub. Instruction.
- O. W. FA1KE1EL1, County Surveyor.
Jf. P. UASS. Coroner. -
JAMES CUA'VTl'OUD. South Bend Precinct.
SiM'L KIC11AKDSON. Mt. Pleaeant Precinct.
A. H- TOLl, Platbtmoitb
i-hrtlea bavino business with the County
Conimiesioneis, wtll find them in session the
First Monday and Tuesday of eacb month.
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BOARD Of TRADE.
FRANK CAKKUTH, President.
J. A CONNOK. 11ENKV B-liCK, VJce-Presl-dents.
sffM. S, WISE. Secietary.
FKE1. UOitLiEU. Treasurer.
Kegular meetings of tbe Board at the Court
House.tbe first Tuesday e venins of eacb month.
j. F. U A U ill EtSTEH
DLL1VLULD UAILV. .
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Plattmnooth Telephone Exchange
1 J. P. Young, residence. -
2 ftennnlt & Lwls, store,
a M. B. Murphy t Co.,
" 4 Bouner Htabfeii.
ft County Clerk's offleo.l
6 E. B. Lewi, reildence.
7 J. V. Weckbacb. store.
8 Weitern Union I'eU-Krapb office.
9 l. II. Wheeler, resldwuco.
10 1. .l'siiipbell,
14 K. h. Wliidiiam, "
16 Jno. Waytuaii, "
16 J. W. .IimiiiUiks.
17 W. S. W . otlleo.
18 Morri.iHey Bros,, office.
19 W It. Carter, morn.
20 S.' W. Fairfield, rildenc.
11 M. li Murphy. "
22 I. II. Wheeler & Co , office.
23 J. P. Taylor, residence.
21 First National Bank.
25 1. K. Uul! tier's otllce.!
26 J. P. Young, ntore.
28 1't'l'klns House.
2") li. W. liver, reoluence.
Ui Journal office.
32 Fait field's ice office.
34 llKKALII l'UM. CO office.
35 J. N. Wise, refld nice.
3 M. M. Cliapinaii. "
37 W. I. Jones,
38 A. N. Mulllvan, "
31 II. h. Palmer,
40 W. II. Scblldknecht, office.
41 Hull I van Si Wooiey,
42 A. W. Mcutuj;liiu. residence.
43 A. Patterson, livery.
44 CM. Holmes,
45 L. li. Bennett, residence.
46 Geo. 1. Sinitb, office.
47 I j. A. Moore, flor.st.
49 J, W. Barnes, residence.
60 It. It. LIvingMton, office,
37 J. V. Weckbacb, residence.
336 Chaplain Wright.
340 W. 11. Scbildkiiecbt "
348 Geo. s. Smith,
3M It. It, LIvliigNton. "
316 C. C. Ballard,
The switch board connects PlaUsmoutliVlth
Ashland. Arlington, Blair. Council Bluffs, Fre
mont, Lincoln. Omaha Elkhorn Station.
Papilllon. KpringQeld, ijuUville South Bend
SMITH & UUESO.Y,
ATTOItNEYS AT LAW. Will practice in all
tbe Courts in the state. Office over First Na
tional Bank. 4yl
fLATTSMOUTn - NEBRASKA.
JflC A. NAUSHlltY.
ifflce over Smith. Black & Co's. Irug Store.
r lrst class dentistry at reasonable prices, 23ly
II. MEAIIK, 31. ..
PHVSiriAN mil Hlllfr.Fnv nm..
. . - - . viuto Ull Itlftlll
Street. Sherwood's Block, south side. Office
open day and night
COUNTY PHYSICIAN, CASS COUNTY.
M. O DONOHOE
ATTORNEY AT LAW & NOTAKY PUBLIC.
rLATTSMOUTII, - NEBRASKA
Agent for Steamship lines to and from Europe.
IC It. LIVISliHTOX. M.
PHYSICIAN & SUROEON.
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Examiu.r.i; Surgeon for U. S. Pension.
PHYSICIAN AND HUHBRns
Can bo found by calling at his office, corner 7th
u . ii. aiennan s nouse.
JAM. H. 3IATIIE1VM
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office over Ilnksr a tivnilil's a4nan . . - . t
ot Main beie 6th and 6th streets. 21 tf
. HTKOIi: 4k. CLARK.
ATTORNEYS AT I.iW Win ..
the Courts hi Ttbe . slate. in uu
District Atbtivity and Notary Public.
Mllib . Vl4i:.
COLLECTIONS H SZjrcj.Z,xr
ATTORXVV at i a w r...., .. ...
I. II. WHKI5I.EK A. CO.
urr itr.. ieal ICatate, Fire and I i .
K'.l:1": ttsniouth; NebrlSkl:":
I 'ave a complete lsrr-ut
pLtns1.CI:c.li,,y and Se" 'eiU e-tVKffi
f AUKS K. JlUJtltlSOX.
ATmRVFViT,.n- ..f?tary Public.
and adi.,i,;;,..r.T".f y-" prast.ee in Cass
toeoirectiTmJun.i h . 5 K'ves special attention
ii 'collections and abstracts of title. Office in
HUKerald Block. Plattsmouth, xNebraska?
J. C. XEWBERRY,
JUSTICE OF THE PFire-
oiuce in me iront part of his residence
ih,caso. Avtnue- where ue in v be found in
readinees to attend io tbe duties of the of-
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KOBEBT . WIXOUAM,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office over Carruth's .Toivoi
M. A. HARTICAN.
A W Y E B .
Fitzgerald's Block, Plattsmouth Neb
Prompt ;jnd careful attention to a general
.A. N. SULLIVAN,
Attorney and ICounselor-at-Law.
OFFICE In th Union Block, front rooms
second story, souti- Prompt attention given t
all business . mar25
BOYD & LARSEti,
Contractors and Builders.
Will give estimates on all kinds of work. Any
orders left at the Lumber Yards or Post
Office will receive promot attention
Heavy Truss Framing,
for barns and large buildings a specialty.
For refeience apply to .1. p. Young, J. V. Wee
Djoi or II. a. Waterman & Son. d&w
Dr. C. A. Marshall
Successor to Clutter & Marshall,)
Preservation of natural teeth a specialty.
Teeth extracted without pain ty use of
All work warranttd. Prices reasonable.
Fitzuerald Block. - Plattsmouth,Neb
3. . SilMPSOiy
FIRE INSDRANGE CO'S:
CITY, of London,
QUEEN, of Liverpool
. . FIREMAN FUND, of California
AMERICAN EXPKES3 CO.,
WELL'S FARGO & CO.. EXPRESS.
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uuico ui ivuviLiTwu DiUkt piiu douuson worn
was overwhelmeI tiy the greater rrriottSh
which possessed ber whole boing. '
Farnswortb bad never been more keenly
alive in every fibre of bis being than at this
moment. All his family pride, his refined
tastes, his delicate nature, revolted from a
kinship with the ugly, uncouth child who
stood grinning maliciously upon bis guilty
parents. His impulse, almost too strong to be
resisted, was to turn back and bide him
self again in tbe world from which he had
come to leave this woman and ber loutish
child in the quiet and obscurity where he
had found them. But he was nobler than
bin impulses, and had paid already too
dearly for rashneus; the claim of a son upon
the father who has brought him into the
world grasped bis sense of justice like a hand
He rose to bis feet, firm and determined.
"Go away now !" be said to the boy quietly,
but in a voice which even the urchin felt
admitted of no disobedience. "I wish to
talk with your mother. I will see you to
"Yes, Farnsworth," the mother said
pleadingly. "Go to bed now. I will come
to you before long. That's a good boy."
The boy slowly and unwillingly withdrew.
bis reluctance showing how rare obedience
was to him, and the parents were once more
"You have given him my nanie,M were
Farnsworth a brst words, as the door closed
behind his son.
"It was father who did that. He
said he should remember to curse j'ou every
time the name was spoken.
"And youT' the other risked, almost with
"I did not core. Cursing could not change
things. Only I would not let hirn do it be
fore the boy; I didn't want him to know
what sort of a father he had."
In the midst of his self-abasement some
bidden fibre of resentment and wounded
vanity tingled at her words; but bo would
not heed it.
"I am not so wholly bad, Delia," ho said
in a moment. "I came back to marry you.
It will not change or mnd tho past; but it
is the best I can do now."
"It is of no use to talk of that," she re
turned wearily; "you and I are done with
each other. Even I can sea that."
Sho was spent with tho violonco of her
emotions, and only longed to have Farns
worth leave hor. She was keenly sensitive
now of Uie nicety of his attire, tho contrast
between him and her meagre surroundings.
The shainefacedness of tho .poor over
whelmed her. She roso with uneven
steps and trembling bands, and began
to put things to rights a little. She
snuffed the ill-conditioned candle, and
trimmed the fire, whose drift-wood sent
out tongues of name. She set back into their
usual gaunt and vulgar order the chairs,
which had been disturbed.
Farnsworth watched . her with an aching
"Delia," be said at length, "como and Mt
down. We must decide what it is best to
She obeyed bim, although with evident re
luctance. All tho brief dignity which her
elevation of mood had imparted had vanished
now, leaving ber more haggard and worn
than ever. A faded, prematurely old woman,
sho sat twisting her red, stained hands in a
vain attempt to hide their ugliness in the
folds of her poor dress. Even self-pity in
Farnswortb's breast began to vanish in the
depth of compassion which tbe sexton ex
cited. "Delia," be said, "I must think for
us both, and for tbe boy. Ho must be
considered. For his sake we must be mar
ried." It was at once with a sense of relief and of
humiliation that he saw how sbe shrank from
this proposition. To have fallen from god
hood in tbe meanest woman's eyes is the keen
est thrust at man's pride. It gave Farns
worth a new conception that the gulf be
tween them must look as impassable from her
side as from his. He had thus far been too
uch absorbed in the sacrifices he was himself
making to consider that all its desirabilities
would not appeal to ber as to him that its
very fullness and richness which so held and
delighted him would confuse and repel ber.
"It is of no use!" be exclaimed, starting up.
I must have time to think. I will come
back in tbe morning. Think yourself, Delia
not of me, or even of yourself , so much as
of the boy. It is of bim that we must have
tbe first care, xsotbing can much change
our lives; but the world is before him. Good
However different may have been tlje re
flections of Farnsworth and of Delia Grimwet
through that long, sad night, their con
clusions must have been in some respects
identical, for when tbe former came to the
bouse in the morning with the astonished
clergyman tbe woman acquiesced without
any discussion in tbe performance of the
marriage ceremony. It was an occasion
which the Rev. Mr. Eaton long remembered,
and of which he told to tbe end of his life.
filling out, it must be confessed, as time went
ou, its spare facts with sundry incident,
trifling, it is true, yet gradually overlfvyuiS
the bare truth with a completeness which the
clerical gossip himself, whose lielief always
kept pace with his iu vent ion, was far from
realizing. The only thing he could with
accuracy have told, beyond the simple fact of
the marriage, was that when, according to
his wont, he attempted to add a few words
of exhortation and moral reflection, the
bridegroom cut bim short and showed him
to the door with a courtesy perfect but
irresistible, and somewhat softened by the
liberality of the foe which accompanied the
The boy during these singular proceeding
had remained in a state of excited astonish
ment almost amounting to stupefaction; but
when the newly-united family were alone to
gether, his natural perversity broke out, and
showed itself in its natural and unamiable
colors. To the father the child's every un
couth word and act were the most acute tor
ture; and tho mother, partly by woman's in
stinct, partly from previous acquaintance
with her husband's fastidiousness, was to a
great degree sensible of this. She made no
effort, however, to restrain her child. She
seemed to have thrown off all responsibility
upon the father, and busied herself in prepa
rations for the boy's departure, about which,
although neither had spoken of it, there
seemed to be some tacit understanding.
Tho forenoon was well worn when Farns
worth came to the door with his carriage,
for which be had gone in person.
"Come, Delia," he said, entering the house
"We may as well leave everything as it is.
I told Mrs. Bemis to lock up the house and
see to it. Are you ready f
"Farnsworth is," she replied, seating her
self in a low chair and drawing to her side
tbe uncouth boy, who struggled to get free.
He broke in rudely, announcing his readi
ness, his joy at leaving Kempton, and his
satisfaction at wearing his Sunday jacket,
whicb-to his father looked poor enough.
"But you, Delia?" her husband inquired,
putting up his hand to quiet the child. "Are
you ready f
"I am not going."
"Whether it were relief, remorse, or aston
ishment which overwhelmed him, John
Farnsworth could never have told. He
stood speechless, looking at his wife like one
suddenly stricken dumb. The boy filled in
the pause, with noisy expostulations,
depriving the tragedy of even the poor
dijjnity of silence. The father knew
from the outset that remonstrances
would not be likely to avail, yet be remon
strated; perhaps, for human nature is subtle
beyond word, he was unconsciously for that
reason the more earnest in bis pleading. He
would have been glad could this woman and
her child have been swept out of existence.
Already he had to bold himself strongly in
check, lest the reaction which had followed
his heroic resolve to marry Delia should show
itself; but he cboked back tho feeling with
"No," Delia persistently said, ber eyes dry,
her voice liarsh from huskiness. 'Tve no
place anywhere but here. It is too late now.
re more feeling than Ithopgbt, Jor I do care
something eveuT now to be an bbnest woman
in the sight of my neighbors; and that'll help
me bear it, I suppose. Take tbe boy, and do
for bim all you owed to me. . I should spoil
all If I went. He Is best quit of me if he's to
please you and grow like you. Ill stay here
and dig graves; I am fit for nothing el. 1
want nothing of you. I married you for the
boy's sake, and for his sake I break my heart
and send him away; but I will have nothing
for myself. Tbe days when I would have
taken a penny from you are long gone."
She spoke calmly enough, but with a cer
tain poignant stress which made every word
fall like a weight. He did not urge her far
ther. He held out his hand, into w hic-h she
laid bers lifelessly.
"Good by," be said. "As Coil see rn
Delia, 111 do my best by tbe boy. I will
write to you. If you change your decision
but no matter now. I will write to you
and to the minister."
All other words of parting were brief and
soon spoken. The boy showed no emotion
at leaving his mother, as be bad throughout
exhibited no tenderness. He climbed noisily
into the carriage, and the father and son, ho
strangely a sorted, rode together up the hill.
past the stark meeting-house, and so on into
the world whose seething waves seldom
troubled, even by such a ripple as the
evente just narrated, tbe dull calm of
Kempton ; and to John Farnsworth it was as
if the woful burden of remorse which had so
long vexed heart and conscience had taken
bodily shape and rode by his side.
Delia had been calm until the two were
gone so calm that her husband thought her
still half dazed by tbe excitement and an
guish of the previous night. She stood
steadily at the window until tho carriage dis
appeared behind the grave-covered hilL Then
he threw herself groveling upon the floor in
the very ecstasy of woe. She did not shriek,
strangling in her throat into inarticulate
moans and gurglings the cries which rent
their way from her inmost soul ; but she beat
her head upon the bare floor; she caught at
tbe furniture like a wild beast, leaving the
print of her strong teeth in'the hard wood;
she was convulsed with her agony, an inar
ticulate animal rage, a boundless, inex
pressible anguish which could not bo
measured or expressed. She clutched
her bosom with her savage hands, as if
she would tear herself in pieces; she
wounded and bruised herself with a fierce
ness so intense as to be almost delight.
In tsie midst of her wildest paroxysm there
came a knocking at the door. Sho started
up, her face positively illuminated. "They
have come back I" she murmured in ecstasy.
She rushed to the door and undid its fasten
ings with fingers tremulous from eager joy.
A neighbor confronted her, staring in dismay
and amazement at ber strange and di
"What's come to ye, Delef he demanded
roughly, though not unkindly. "When ye
goin' to put the box in Widder Pettigrove's
She confronted bim for an instant with a
wandering look in ber eje, as though sbe
bad mercifully been driven mad. Then the
tyranny of life and habit reasserted itself.
"I ll come up now, Bill," she said.
And she went back to her graves.
The Sectional Traits that Hmacu i
We want local color. National and sec
tional traits are what differentiate masses of
human beings. Denver is highly civilized,
but do we go across a continent to see a
dinner-table laid like those we left at home,
and surrounded by gentlemen and ladies in
avening dress? Flannel shirts and buckskin
trousers are what we look for, and red wood
cabins up in the mountains and grizzly bear
tracks to make us. fearful. How tiresome is
the prosperous new south? Our sympathy is
with the old regime, more interesting than
aver in its ruined remains. We demand
weed-grown plantations and tumbled-down
negro quarters, and a deserted mansion with
an air of romance and grandeur about it.
The inhabitants must be melancholy old gen
tlemen, formal in manner, sesquipedalian in
language, steeped in prejudice or else hot
blooded gallants, indebted, dissipated and
Our English visitors do not come to Boston
to see people who carefully say a jug of
warm water, and are particular about their
rising inflections, and talk of The Saturday
Review and tho queen, and the nuisance of
tricyclers in London streets. They look for
the man who guesses and reckons and talks
talL Kindly favor them with more of the
amazing Americanisms that apppear in Eng
lish contemporary literature and nowhere
else, save of malice pretense; solemnly tell
humorous stories smacking strongly of the
soil; express sympathy with the Irish, and
explain how we could proceed to victory in
case of another war with Great Britain. Let
all your metaphors be those of business,
especially of stocks, and let your comparisons
be either of size or of value in dollars. Be
unconscious of immaterial value, and con
temptuous of what makes life a fine art
spaciousness and gracefulness of style.
So if you are from the western prairies, but
translated to the east, be sure it is your west
ern ways that eastern people look for.
Boast, be familiar, tuck your napkin under
your chin, else you will be as disappointing
as is the ordinary. Frenchman who is fat,
dull, disinclined to compliment, absorbed in
business and quite uninterested in any woman
but bis good wife, and she a too domestic
creature, always puttering about the kitchen
and totally without talent in dress. If it
were not for national and sectional faults, so
undesirable in the individual, so restricted in
their sway, and so exaggerated in the telling,
social life would be too tame to interest the
observer. Our crude tastes demand strong
What Hakes Slans Successful.
Successful slang, that is to say slang that
lives, is always intensely humorous, and for
that reason becomes of necessity the keenest
and readiest weapon against all cant and
humbug. But let it be remembered there is
slang and slang, and we are only referring to
that kind which, being an involuntary out
cropping of the time or situation, gets a grip
upon the heart of humanity, and is, in nine
cases out of ten, finally received into the
brotherhood of accepted words. At the out
set it is impossible to state with certainty
what will turn out to be successful slang.
The immediate universality of a phrase docs
not settle it.
To have the staying qualities slang must be
anonymous, its paternity once accurately
established, it begins to dwindle, peak and
pine, and finally fades altogether. If a child
has parents let them see to its welfare, but
when a child has none the world itself is
sometimes willing to adopt it. And this not
from any pity of its helplessness, for such
children are not seldom hardier and brighter
than others, but from very admiration of
their audacity and self-reliance.
Of such slang words and phrases It may be
said as of tbe bastard in "Lear," they are of
that breed and blood who "in the lusty
stealtb of nature take more composition and
fiercer quality" than it is possible to
their soberer and more respec
table half-brothers. Once adopted
into tbe family, however, legitimized
and made equal with the rest, they take on
new airs and graces that render them in
finitely more agreeable to good society, with
out in anywise detracting from their native
vigor and flavor. It is a wild fruit grafted
upon a tame stock if it strikes in and flour
ishes, both sides are benefitted and improved ;
if it withers and dies, it is because the graft- 1
ing was done untimely liecause the sap of
the cultivated tree still boils and ferments in
full and sufficient force, and has not yet sunk
to that dead level of placid insipidity which
nls th stinging touch of tbe wild infusion.
Slaug is Uie recruiting ground of language
wbere multitudes are always ready to enlist,
and out of a profusion of tall, lawless fellows
taken into the ranks, a limited number turn
wit in time to be cood soldiers.
Jerry Greening: AUeis provide fcr ev'iy
thiug beforehand, 'cause since things in:
vnrinhlv turns out different from what you've
'ranged fer, it '11 make ye familiar with di-
UlbUiVW i ss
FATE IN THE FINGERS.
Variations of tbe Fingers and tLu
Significance of Each Typo.
fall Mall Gazette.
Teople who reject as fanciful the distinc
tions of Spurzheiin and Lavater still telieve
that a man with a big brow U likely to be
clever, and a man with a strong chin to be
determined. Ordinary people do not get the
same suggestions from tlw hand, and yet it
may be capable of affording them. Tbe
French professor says it is. We shall soe
wbat are the rules be lays down.
To begin with the fingers. The variations
of these are not numerous, and any hand
may be referred to one of some three or four
type. These are the pointed fingers, whsre
the finger tips are small and conical and the
fingers themselves sleek and soft. They aro
no uncommon iosseisiou, and admit of no
doubt when they are found. It is said that
they indicate a divamy disposition, a ten
dency to poetize and srieculate. Men with
such hands are enthusiasts aud orators, have
Uie gift of imagination very prodigally be
stowed upon them, but at the expense of coin
mon sense and knowledge of the world. Such
bands are claimed for Shakespeare, Schiller,
and Goethe, and certainly by Victor Hugo
and George Sand.
With the soft fingers and the conical tips
there is no necessary alliance. The fingers
may bo sleek and the tips may bo square.
And this combination gives us another class
of character. Here we have the tendency to
art and poetry, but better under control.
These are instructive rather than imagina
tive. The fine frenzy gives place to an eye
for symmetry and an car for rhythm, and the
the types are to be found in Moliere, Toussm,
Vauban, and Turenne. It is a pity that we
have no bving examples. Portrait-painters a
century ago bad a fashion of taking the face
from the sitter and the bands from a favorite
model. Vandyck's warriors, diplomatists,
and courtiers hod all precisely the same kind
The fingers may be even more than square.
They may be patulous, widened and rounded
at the end like a chemist's blender or an
artist's palette knife. This is a very practi
cal hand indeed, widely removed from the
dreamer and the visionary, the hand of a
man fond of movement and of action, the
hand of a man fond of horses and dogs, and
hunting and warfare, or, if he is more peace
able, of commerce and mechanism, a man of
order and contrivance, a merchant, a
financier, or, it may be, only a church war
den. The spatulous hand is generally found
supplied with large finger knots ; but where
the fingers have no predominant joints the
artistic character prevails. Men act from
impulse rather than from knowledge or rea
son, it is not laid down, however, tnat tne
tendency of rheumatism is to convert poets
into politicians, though it painfully develops
the knots of the flngei-s. Lastly, there is a
general rule that large hands deal best with
details and short ones with general effect. It
would be interesting to test this by examin
ing the hands of the royal academicians.
But the art descends into minuter detail.
Each of the fingers has its special character
istic, and a system of mythological nomen
clature has been adopted, based on the at
tributed distinctions. The fingers known to
us as first, second, third and little, are called
respectively Jupiter, Saturn, Apollo and
Mercury, and if it is thought that we are
now getting into tho region of the fantastic,
it is only fair to the professor that his state
ment be heard and bo tested. There is
ranged across the palm of the hand a series
of little cushions or hills, one at tho base of
each finger, but a little way from the thumb.
Character lies in these, and the character
may be told by their examination.
The first finger indicates ambition. If tbe
mound is large, its ownerwill have a love of
power coupled with a desire to shine, great
ga3etj-, somo pride, a tendency to supersti
tion, and a fondness for nature. If the
mound bo wanting, the life is one without
dignity, the tastes are common, and the man
is narrow, selfish and interested. The second
finger is said to control his bfe, as it shows
the extent of his prudence and tho proba
bility of his success. But if the mound be
preternatural, we are to look for silence and
solitariness a Hamlet kind of disposition,
Verging on asceticism. The third finger,
however, supplies us. with more cheerful re
flections. It is tho finger of the arts. It
shows the presence of genius and the proba
bility of fame. The man with a large mound
near his third finger will be amiable end hope
ful a delightful companion and an excellent
friend. But if the mound be excessive, the
results are disastrous. A love of notoriety
converts the life into a vainglorious exist
ence, with a tendency to avarice and a cer
tain direction toward envy.
Lastly we come to the little finger. It is
the finger of invention, of industry, of quick
ness, of ingenuity the finger, probably, that
makes us a nation of shop-keepers. It is the
finance finger, and an excessive mound might
even be found among the less attractive types
of the British bankrupt, as it indicates sharp
practice, disastrous acuteness, dishonorablg
trickerv. aud a love of evasion.
THE SENTIMENTAL SIDE
or Whistling en a Train at Eventlme
A Tinge of Melaneholy-
R. J. Burdette.
The man just in front of us is whistling.
Now listen. The man opposite has heard
him, and now be is whistling too. The same
air or another one; nobody ever knows what
tune a man on the train is whistling save
only the whistler's self. The sad passenger
just behind us cannot whistle, so he sings.
And the man on tbe wood-box plays a little
accompanyment to the sibilant aria which
he whistles between his teeth by drumming
with his heels. This sets four or five other
men to drumming on the windows with their
fingers. Sad indeed at this hour, devoted to
railway minstrelsy, is the lot of the man who
is crowded to the end of the seat and has no
window to drum upon.
The tall, thin passenger adds a little variety
to the general effect by whistling against the
strident edges of the leaves of a book. Not
one of all these passengers hears the mellow
piping of his fellow-passengers. Each man
is absorbed in his own hum or whistle. And
if you can by listening intently, and by call
ing to your aid a very vivid and charitable
imagination, detect a tune in any of the
whistles, you rarely hear a lively air.
The general tenor of railroad music is
tinged with melancholy, like the dash of the
wild waves on the shingly beach. It has a
plaintive, longing quality, a nocturne
builded on a theme of home-sickness; for it is
when the day is done that the whistling mad
ness seizes upon the traveler; when the
hurrying landscape robes itself in cool shad
ows, and a quiet and peace, hallowed as an
Easter dawn, broods over the farms where
lie "the penned flocks in their wattled lodge,
and sweet-breathed kine, with Here's eyes,
stand in the perfumed clover, or move slowly
down the darkening land ; when, as the night
draws on and the stars come out, the train
dashes past a cottage set in the background
of a wooded knoll; in the open door, bathed
in a flood of light from lamp and cheery fire
place, a woman stands shading ber face with
open hand, as she peers down the winding
road, and the little child at her side, waving
a merry signal with dimpled hand to the
passing train, turns the rosy face and in the
direction of the mother's, look to welcome
papa" home; when cosy tea-tables seen
through quick glimpses of the windows in the
towns paint beautiful pictures of far-away
homes on the heart of tiho travel er, then it is
that he breathes his soul s plaintive longing
through his puckered lips, and the tenderness
of his dream softens tho grotesque lines
of the pucker les he might see its
wruikled caricature, and, like Athene,
;ast awaj' bis brrathmg flute for
sver. ' Listen, and you shall hear that
longs of homo and old love ditties are ail the
sirs they blow who whistle in tbo car at
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