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iiver SIS and nl exceeding 3o- - - 15Ceuta
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A .ingie Monev Order may .nc.u-v. ,.n
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y trublL-tuer'n rates) "J cvs per lb.
tiruumeui eup?oers and
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tacii 4. wunces.
liii :.neruuduie 1 cent per ounce.
j. vv. Marshall 1. M.
V1TV Dl RECTORY
i;i.Oi:'.K . S-'llTH. ."iaj'ir.
viLXiAM lLCi.aill.Nu, treasurer.
.1. it. Miil'aU.v, CU Ciera.
v i Lii i 1 fO i i K O Lit. Police J udice.
K. li. Wl.NDilAM.i ay Aitoruey.
V. K. Mtiti ak.Cnieiot i olice,
t. McCAi,Cveneerot streets.
C. KUil.NKli. Cuiel ui i- ire Liepi.
. 11. i.lCtlMOAu, Cb'n tioard ui llealtu
is: V, aid Vv'm . lierold. il. 11. Botis,
'i d VViu J. M. i'ailerauu. J. ii. l-alrtleld
ta vvura il. to- Aiurj.by, J. K. Morrison
itu Ward f. U. LeUuUolt. i". McCallau.
.ESSK R. TUUii.
M. A. liAliilG
i, if. bfc.NNi.il,
J. V.. BAliMo.
Wn. WiM tillVJ SN.
V. V. LKoNAlil,
t'ottmatter JNO. W. jl AisllALL.
V. H. WELL, County lieuifr.
J vv. JJiNiGS, Cuuuty C.eii..
j. vV. UU.N3U., County Judge.
it. W. ax fciwi.ouetUi.
CtKL'a ALIOA. ap't ot Pub. Instruction.
O. W. fAiUKlLLii, County ouxveyor.
1. UAM. Coroner.
JAMES CKAWFOKD. Soutb Uend ITecluct.
SAMX HlCUABUbU.N, Ml. Pleasant 1'iecinct.
A. W. iUOLI, Plattsmoutb AW
f-krtles having buslnes witb the County
Conuuiaauin.is. will Bad them la session the
rust Monday and Tueaday ol each month,
BOARD OF TRADE.
FRANK OAKKUTH. President.
jtaTcONNOit. atVNKV UJiCK, Vice-rresl-dents.
WM. b, WISE. 8ecietary.
PltJtl. GOKLiklt. Treasurer.
KeKttlar meetings ot the Board at the Court
Houss.tbe llrst Tuesday evening ol each month.
J. F. BAUME1STER
'Furnishes FreSiVFuro Milk
Special calls attended to, and Freeh Mlllc
firoa same furnished when wanted. ly
C aQUCtt Proprietor.
ttng-j-Corn ileal & &tmi
Lincoln m -
PUttumoath Telephone Exchanje.
1 J. P. Young, residence.
2 IK'unett 4k Lewis, store.
3 M. 11. Murphy & Co.,
4 Bonner Htables.
5 Comity Clerk's ofTlce.l
6 M. 11. Lewla, resldenee.
7 J. V. Week bach, atore.
8 Western Union Telegraph office,
t I. U. W heeler, residence.
10 I. Campbell,
14 K. I. Windnam,
16 Jno. Wayman, "
18 J.W.Jennings. "
17 W. H. Wlae.olUce.
1 8 M orrlsaey liros., office,
lu W. It. Carter. lore.
20 O. W. Kalrfleld, rsaldence.
21 M. H Murphy,
M 1. II. Wheeler & Co.. ofTlce.
23 J. P. Taylor, residence.
14 plrst National ltank.
26 P. K. Kufluer's omce.
M J. P. Young, store.
28 Perkins House.
2 it. W.llyera.realdence.
31 Journal office.
32 KairQeld'a Ice office.
34 Herald Pub. Co office.
3f J.N. Wise, residence.
Mi H, M. Chapman,
37 W. II. ioues.
3H A. N. Sullivan,
39 II. K. Palmer,
so W. II. Bchlldknecht. office.
41 Hulllvan 6i Wooley,
42 A. W. McLaughlin, residence.
4J A. Patterson, livery.
44 C.M.Holmes. "
L. U, liennett. residence.
Geo. S. Hmith, office.
L. A , Moore, dor.st.
J. W. Harnes. residence.
It. It. Llvlngiiton, office.
J. V. Week bach, residence.
vv. ii. Bcnnuknecht
Geo. H. Hmith.
K. K, LivlugHton. "
C. C. liallard.
The switch board connects riattirnouf h with
Ashland. Arlington, Blair, Council bluff", Fre
mont, Lincoln, Omaha Klkhorn Htation.
PapilUon. KpringQeld, ixmisville Houth Bend
s.uitii & iii:eso.v,
ATTOKNEYS AT LAW. Will practlco in all
the Courts in the state. Office over First Na
tional Hank. - 4pyl
fLATTSMOUTH - NEBRASKA.
B. A. NALISBCKY,
Jfflce over Smith, Hlack a Co's. Drug Store,
r lrst class dentistry at reasonable prices, 231y
II. HKAIIK, M. U..
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Oliice on Main
Mreel. Sherwood's block, south side. Office
open day and night
county tuybician. CASS COUNTY.
ATTOItNEY AT LAW & NOTAKY PUliLlC,
I'LATTsMOCTH, - NEBRASKA
Agent for Stea'usUip lines to and Irom Europe.
K. It. LIVm.MTUX. 31. I.,
PHYSICIAN & BURGEON.
Ol FI F. HOL'lUi, from 10 a. in., to 2 p. m.
laiuiu. burgeou for U. S. Pension.
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGEON,
Can be found by calling at his office, corner 7th
and Mam Mreels, in J.H. Waterman's house.
r LATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA.
JAM. H. 3IAT11EYVH
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office over Baker & Atwood's store, south side
ol Main beiweMSib. and 6th streets. 21tf
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
the Courts In the State.
Will practice In all
District Attorney and Xotarv Public
WILL. . W1MK,
COZZSCTIOJVS H StJ:ciH Z.I2.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Real Estate. Fire In
jurauce and Collection Agency. Onloe-Union
block. Plattsmouth Nebraska. 22m3
I. II. 1VUEKLEB CO.
r a xxr nvv.n
" V" 1M?aI iwtate, Fire and Life Ii -surance
Agents, hattsuiouth, XehraskL V ;-
plans lie y Ud 8eU reiU estte' :ae
JAMES K. IIUURISOX,
ATTORNEYAT LAW. WUorXKnCass
TjnJtt CoHuntK,e" 5 KiveKattenk1S
to collections and abstracts of title Officn in
Fitzgerald Block. Plattsmouth, Nebraik
J. C. XEWDERRY,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
k! offlc? ,n the ,ront o' his residence
on Chicago Avenue, where nemiv be found in
readiness to attend to the duties ol the of
BOBEBT J8. WIXDIUM,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Offlce over Carruth's Jewelry Store.
Plattsmouth. .... Nebraska.
M. A. HARTIG AIM.
Ii A W Y E It .
FlTZOEUALD'8 ELOCK, PLATTSMOUTH N'EB
Prompt and careful attention to
A. fi. SULLIVAN,
Attorney and '.Counselor-at-Law.
OFFICE In th Union Block, front rooms
ssc.ind story, soui i. Prompt attention given t
all business . mar25
BOYD & LARSEN,
Contractors and Builders.
Wiii give estimates on all kind of work. Any
orders left at the Lumber Yar-ir" or Post
office will receive promot attention.
Heavy Truss Framing,
for barns and large buildings a specialty.
For refeienc apply to J. P. Young. .1. V. WVo
on i or ii. a. waterman & .on. d&w
Dr. C. A. Marshall
Successor to Clutter & Marshall,)
Preservation of Natural teeth a specialty.
Teeth extracted tcithout pain by use of
All work warranttd. Prices reasonable.
FITZGERALD CLOCK. . PLATTSMOUTH' EB
J. I. NIMPSO.
FIRE; JNSURANGE GO'S:
CITY, of London,
QUEEN, of Liverpool
FIREMAN FUND, of California
AMERICAN EXPRESS CO.,
WELL'S FARGo CO- EXPRESS.
OOretfla Kotwood Kok, vlU.d3BnBj BlJ"
A CHINESE THEATRE.
An Interpreter Explains the
Inwardnons of tho Play.
Mcenle Penllarltle IVhleU Call
Tor a Htrsjng InaclsiRtioa A
Merle of Conflicts and
111. I). Conway in Philadelpliin Times.
I found the Cldnese theatre extremely en-,
tertaining. A very attentire Chinaman sat
In tny box and undertook to explain to mo
Uia meaning of the figures and the plot.
When I entered there was a man with a sort
of long, thin pike in bis hand, cnriuusly
dressed, with his breast naked, who seemed
to be iu a frantic state of mind and who
fequealed perpetually at a bundle of silk on
the floor, from which presently emerged a
head and an infant foot, showing it to bo a
woman. She also began to screech in reply,
and this squealing and screeching was obvi
ously necessary, in order that their voices
might lie heard above tho dread confusion of
gongs, trumpets and other noisy instruments,
whose torment ascended op for ever and
The orchestra was on the stage, immedi
ately behind the performers; and when I
aidced tho Chinaman at my side whether bis
people liked our American music, be replied
that they geuerally thought it to be "too
sorry' Ho put his band upon his breast and
said, "Velly sorry." He added: "Our music
is too noisy." Iu this I concurred with hun,
but did not say, as I thought, that I bad
never beard anything more melancholy than
the souuds which reached us. Various per
sons in fantastic dress came on the stage, one
of whom wus a more horrible looking char
acter than uuy le.scrileJ in the aunals of do
monology. Ou his whitened face wero many
black ami greon lines; his mouth vas painted
with tusks, and I hardly needed my Chiuene
friend's information that ho "not honest
man." There were several characters who
were not honest, and they seemed to be pur
suing the bore-breasted individual who had
llrst occupied the stage.
I understood from my interpreter that a
high pile of chairs represented a mountain;
that this pursued individual and bis wife
were brought to a stand in their flight by
this terriblo obstruction. Suddenly the man
began to di nt one of the chairs with his
pike; then, getting on that, dig at the next
higher, and s on. My Chinaman then made
the following reply: "They want kill him:
he must takeo wife; wife can't go; sho cry
hard; ho diggee way through mountain.
They chair is mountain." By this time the
man bad reached the summit of the pile of
seven chairs, the summit being firmly grasped
and held in its place by two men, supposed
not to lie seen. Having valorously cut a
path through this mountain the hero re
turned to bis wife, who still crouched on the
ground and never for a moment ceased her
wild waitings and convulsions. He took her
on his shoulder and carried her to the foot of
the mountain. Then he attempted to carry
her up the steep precipice. Again and again
she fell back to the earth, each time with a
shriller cry of pain and pointing with great
simplicity to the various contusions she bad
received. Sometimes these falls were made
head-over-heels, and I fully expected that the
audience yould be moved to some mirth; but
no, they all sat in imperturbable solemnity,
there being during the whole performance no
plaudit, no voice, but only the wooden si
lence. Finally he succeeded in carrying the
trembling woman over the mountain; but,
just as I expected that all was going well, she
began, with a sword he gave her, to cut her
own throat. My Chinaman explained: "She
velly sorry again. He cant rave him and
she. She kill herself for let him free of her
while he gone." When she had fallen dead,
two servants of the company came and dis
posed her dress decently, taking care to have
the draperies lie in the most effective way to
the audience. When the hero returns he
screeches a good deal. He then prepares to
give battle to his pursuers alone. For this
purpose be rolls up his sleeves slightly and
takes great care to bare his breast a little
more, giving himself a fine barbaric look.
He then falls into a blood-sucker rage, with
which he meets his enemies and disposes of
them after a series of conflicts, which extend
through fifteen minutes, the parties going oat
one door and coming in another, each of
these conflicts reproducing the other with
true Chinese fidelity. However, in order to
be saved, the hero has to take asylum at the
altar of the Joss. In order to do this he most
needs become a priest; but it turns out that
by becoming a priest he has divorced himself
from his other wife, who is a sister of the em
peror. This orignal and highly-decorated wife
comes in, finds ber husband beside the altar,
turned priest; more screeches. She tries to
drag him from the altar; failing in that, she
tries cajolery, and for ten minutes we wit
nessed the fascinations of a Chinawoman try
ing to captivate her lord. My Chinaman
again explains: "She velly sorry. She will
him have back. She have no priest. She
cry a good deal." She did cry a good deal.
A more unearthly series of yells, screeches,
squeals and outcries than that Chinawoman
uttered that evening never greeted my ears,
even in the Zoological gardens at feeding
time. I don't know why it is, but it seems
that whenever these soft-voiced Chinese have
anything formal to say they seem at once to
have a gong in their throat. Even when
they drink tea together they suddenly pause,
and as if seized with some wild spirit they
gesticulate at each other and shout alterruif
words with rythmic regularity, nt the
of which tbev take tiny cups of te
Xothlns bat Mor
r : v. . I n-Q.,. t,x -e3
Character, cultr- , ,. ,
talento may bo .M breedln loarnlg.
S whoiw importance to the individ-
nas acquaintances; but unless
mey -pjxxluce money they are "caviare to the
pneraL" The inasa of "Americans," native
born and foreign-born, arrived at tho point
where they now stand the appreciation of
all men, themselves included soleiy accord
ing to the number of dollars under their con
trol. Needless to say that to this there were
and are some exceptions; needless, too, that
they were and are so proportionately few as
to be in the main of acc0unt whatever.
Tr?llTl Family Discipline.
.i Bandry is an Austin parent who is
very severe witn ner cniiaren. eaa main
tains strict discipline, and never allows them
to speak out loud. A few days ago Mrs.
Bandry and her little daughter, Maud, were
about to go out calling, when the hitter Bid:
"Ma, your hair is coming down."
"Child, when you speak to me you most da
it in silence."
Shells Xleetlns in 31 Id-Air.
During the shelling of Atlanta the Confed
erates responded with a pair of 24-pounders,
which made it quite interesting for the sol
diers camped between the Stone house and
the railroad. The shells, in aavorable light,
could be seen as they coursed the air in grace
ful curves. One monung shortly after the
duel opened, two comical shells were seen ap
proaching each other to a direct line. They
came together with terrific force, one-explod
ing and the other dropping perpendicularly
into the Quarters of one or the regiments in
th rifta nits, rjassins tbrwurb. s shelter tent
in which fou soldiers were playing seven-np.
The cracker box, which served as aitable,
was rednced to splinters, and the "deck"
rfrfran several feet intothe cround. Not a
man was hurt, but there was some quick re
tiring doi-e during the- ne tt two Becoml-.
Texas Sittings: The fo. tenteth a nouw
and remaineth poor, buttb wise man failetl.
for 10 cents on the dollaif,
house of bis own.
A Snake in the Grass.
Detroit Free Frewi.
It you stand here and peer through the
darkness you can see It all. There is the
wagon of a lone emigrant family, Its cover
weather worn and rent to prove that the
jourrley tins been long and weary. Ten feet
away are tho emborsof the fire ou which the
evening meal was cooked. Between the wagon
and tho fire is the rude bed of robes and
blankets on which mother and children are
slopping. On tho other side of the vehicle
standi the bonu s, munching at the short,
sweet grass or listening to the far-ofT voice of
This is Uio background. In the foreground
a sentinel sit i with his back to tho solitary
Cottonwood. At his right hand runs a little
brook at his left is the boundless prairie
oe'r which night has spread her mantlo.
Forty feet away are wifo and children trust
ing in his vigilance. Over head gray-wldte
clouds are driving across the star-light heav
ens, and the moan of the wind bos an uneasy,
nervous sound. Away out on the prairie the
wolf gallops from knoll to knoll and snuffs
the air, ami the coyote gnaws at the bleached
bones of the buffalo, aud utters his short,
sharp cries of hunger.
Is there danger? All day long as the tired
horses pulled the wagon at a slow pace, the
emigrant has carefully scanned the circle
about him, but without cause for uneasiness.
He knows be is in the Indian country, and
for the last twenty-four hours bis nerves have
been braced to hear their dreaded war
whoop and to catch sight of a band riding
down upon him.'
It is midnight as we find him. His ear has
been as keen as a fox's and his eye has not
rested for a moment. The stakes are human
lives his life with the rest. The odds are
ten to one against him.
"Ah! if we were back to the old home In
Ohio! Yon remember the old farm-house
hidden away among tae cheTy and fiear
trees? There is the highway, lined with
dusty May weeds. Half a mile beyond is the
quaint little school-house, where the chil
dren learned their A, B, C. Half a mile
above is the bridge across the "
Tho sentinel rouses up and rubs his eyes.
It was the creek talking to him. As he lis
tened so its monotonous babble it suddenly
began to converse in plain tongue. For a
moment be is thrilled and alarmed. He looks
keenly about and listens with bated breath.
There are the same sounds tbo munching of
the horses the babbling of the brook now
and then a half groan from one of the chil
dren sleeping an uneasy sleep. And
now the brook talks again.
'There was the big brown barn full of
sweet-smelling bay the pasture lot with its
cows the pond in which the bare-legged
children used to wade the orchard with its
burden of fruit. Don't you remember how
you used to sit on the stoop at evening-time
and smoke your pipe and watch the children
at play on the grass? How peaceful every
thing was! There was a drowsy feeling in
the summer air the lazy hum of insects
the low songs of the good wife as she rocked
baby to sleep why, you sometimes fell
asleep and let your pipe drop from "
The brook babbled and the man slept.
Aye! the sentinel who had five lives inliis
keeping slept and dreamed, and in his dreams
wandered back to the old home and heard
the old familiar sounds.
"Shi, It was a rustle in the grass! Turn
to the left a little more. There it is. Thirty
feet from the sleeping man a rattlesnake
rears its head above the grass and looks
around. It's eyes gleam like stars. The neck
swells, the tongue flashes in and out, and it
coils and uncoils itself as if in fierce combat.
No iv it is advancing now it swerves to the
right now to the left now it halts and
coils itself to strike. It might creep up and
bury its fangs in the flesh of the sleeping
man, and it will 1 It creeps again. It glides
through the grass like a gleam now to the
right now to the left now straight ahead.
The serpent halts. Twenty feet more and
it could have struck the sleeper, but some
movement of his alarmed it, and it glides
away for fifty feet, as fast as a shadow trav
els. Now look beyond the snake! Is it a second
serpent worming its way over tho ground to
surround the keeper with peril? Is it wolf
or panther creeping forward to make a vic
tim? Now you can see more clearly. There
is the scalp lock and feathers the dark
face the gleaming eyes the shut teeth and
bronzed throat of a Black foot warrior. A
courier from one branch of his tribe to
another; be has discovered the equipment,
circled around it twice, and is now creeping
upon the man, who sleeps instead of
2How softly he moves! A panther stealing
upon a listening doe would not exercise
more care. Almost inch by inch, and yet he
is slowly approaching. He was a hundred
feet away. Now bo is ninety eighty sev
enty sixty! He can see a dark mass at the
foot of the tree, and he knows that the senti
nel must be asleep, or he would not be in
See the rattle snake. It has faced a
If it was daylight you could see r fl"'OU'"
gleam in its eye a fierce'' - "ercer
the red tongue. A -' -. flash of
nt d-rt-v frt- mwn straight line
to the tree would p
rom tbe Indian
Now the warrior etf over lno
breakintr- . lorwaru again noi
feet four six I See the
divtf r-r. 1 - .IS
thrown hack its eves
of his ratU-
here goes the deadly z-z-z-z z
The head of the Indian is not
scu-' away as he nears the ominous
.d7 He draws back, but there is a dart,
d dash, and something strikes him full in the
face and is not shaken oil until he springs to
his feet with a cry heard for half a mile
around and rushes away in tbe darkness.
What was it? The sentinel is wide awake
and upon his feet - AVife and children have
been startled from slumber tcj grow white
faced and tremble. Even the horses have
raised their heads and are peering into the
night There was a sip.gle cry the wild
scream of a human beirg suddenly terrified.
"It was nothing nothing but the howl of
a wolf!" whispers th. sentinel as he . walks
over to comfort wife, and children ; and ty
and by all is quiet $jxd peaceful as before.
The night grows aepace the stars fade day
light breaks. As tho sun comes up the
wagon moves on its way and tbe brook and
the camp and tha cotton -wood are left be
hind. "Yes, it was tbe howl of some wolf prowl
ing about," whispers the emigrant to himself
as be walks besille bis wsgon and cautiously
scans the prairie.
Three hundred feet to the left is coiled a
snake, which darts its venomous tongue at
the rolling wagon. Half a mile beyond lies
the dead body of the Blackfoot swollen,
distorted a horrible sight under the light of
the morning sun. Overhead circle three or
four vultures of the prairie, and creeping
through the grass comes the lank, hungry
wolves to tho feast The wife laughs, the
children frolic, the husb and regains bis light
heart Night wrote tk.e record of the ser
pents in the grass, and he will never read it
Mignt slave i.ived linger.
fChicago Tribune. -
An old c-entleman has just died in France
at tha ririe ace of 70. says Mr. Labouchere,
leavincr behind him a loz-book of all that he
bos drunk for the last fifty years. His habits
in this respect were very regular, bis daily
allowance being four litres of wino (seven
nlnts). a couple of glasses of absinthe before
each of his three meals, and twelve petits
verres of coznac. rum. or so mo other spurt,
"to drive awav despondency." Tbe tctal for
the half century thus came to: Wine pints,
VJ7.S27; absinthe, glasses, 1U9.DGG; t.fints.
rla.sses. 219.132. -
Tka nlil rentleman faoasted that he had
never had a day's illness in his life, and ha
certainly seems to have proved his point thai
a hard drinker is not necessarily a short liver,
although very possibly Sir Wilfrid Lawson
would say that, had this wine, absinthe, and
spirit bibber confined himself to water
would hwre lived for aoothw rvyentv vonrs.
The Experiences of "Old Wilson' at
flow Mru and Wurcb Jlcet the
F.iietny. Time 'fie Ilrave
Fight That Women Sluke.
Gertrude Garrison in New York World.
How unlike women do men moot tbe enemy,
age! The first time a man notices that the
3ears arc mustering him bo u slightly sur
prised, but it never enters bis mind to under
take to dodge old Father Time or to keep him
at a res-pec-table distance. He dotauTt run up
and down stairs as he once did. Ho grum
bles as be gets ready to go to tbe theatre, and
declares he would rather stay at home. H
wishes bis wifo were not always wanting to
"gad somewhere." Ho avoids crowds, and
begins to fulminute against uight suppers.
These changes of taste and habit coma ujmn
him so gradually that be never wonders at
their appearance or thinks about what
One night he is at the theatre, and before
the curtain rises ha is entertained in his indo
lence by the chatter of two youthful snips
who sit just in front of him. They arwexu
berant as to spirits, empty-headed ami long
tongued. They look at everything from the
decided standpoint of extreme youth and
mental shallowness. Their comments amuse
the man behind them, and ho smiltn half in
pity for his own sad knowledge of life. Sud
denly he hears his own name mentioned
and is startkxl by tbe strange
ness of it. It is the younger of the
gabbers who refer to him, and tbe reference
is surprising. Tbo man of 40 boars himself
spoken of by the boy of 17 as "Old Wiilou,"
or whatever may be his surname.
The little tbrno-lettered adjective falls upon
him like a hundred pound weight of astonish
ment "Old AVilson," ho repeats over and
over to himself, trying to get accustomed
to the quoerness of tho unflattering appella
tion. Sitting there in the blaze of the lights,
witb the throog of play-goers about him and
tbe music filling the air with sentiment, he
loses himself in reminiscences of his youth,
which ho never before dreamed had blipped
nway from him.
He does not hear the overture or see the
curtain riso. .He is away in tho primrose
spring, young again. Ho is retracing thoso
forty yeurs in memory. Ho is trying to
think when bo first noticed lines upon his faco
and silver in his hair. He is looking at him
self mentally to see if he really is old. Ho
thinks of it as be goes home, and that evening
becomes - to him forever afterward the
milestone which marks the boundary
of his youth. He may have been
old to others before, but never un
til then was he old to himself. He cannot
think of it for a long time without a sudden
sinking of tbo hoart. Strangely enough, he
accepts tho charge of being old without a dis
putatious word or thought Never once does
he say: "Oh, infidel, mistake! Oh, pagan,
no such thing!"
The next time he finds himself protesting
against some little plan for recreation which
he once delighted in he thinks of himself
in his character of "Old Wilson," laughs
gravely and says, a little sadly, that he be
lieves he is getting old. From that time be
speaks of it often and without violence to
his feeling. He drops into older wayS'Tmite
submissively and loosens his grip a little upon
the world. He-does not resume the usurpa
tions of age. He subros because it is his
destiny and becausoiis religion and his phil
osophy both teach him that it is folly to fight
the inevitable. But he never sits in a the
atre again that he does not experience anew
that sudden sinking of the heart that fol
lowed hearing himself called old.
A woman, if sf has any interest in life at
all, fences with ntne and manages to keep a
little ahead qf the years. Oldness never takes
her by surprise as it does a man. She knows
that "the foe waits for her down at the end
of life." She knows, too, that he is sure to
send on his messengers to keep ber apprised
of the day he will claim her, and she meets
them defiantly. They come in crows' feet
and streaks in her hair; in a loss of color and
disappearance of elasticity of movement and
fairness of outline. She is on the watch for
them and she erases their tracks with the
marvelous cunning of her sex.
At the first intimation that time is pencil
ling her face she throws a dash more of
youthfulness into her attire, and, if possible,
a little more sweetness into her smile, and
the effect is to snow under the old thief's pen
cil lings. For a while she laughs at the au
dacity of the wretch, as Love is suid to uuigh 1
She sits in the theatre andj fair
young faces here aud tb- and that
Tune is closing in op ber but Bhe thinks to
Ka2,wJrj? -y assuming ignorance of
lus power a- intentions. She indulges
. spoken reminiscences, ceases to
. ner stories and begins to associate more
with women a eood deal younger than her
self. When the crow's feet become noticea
ble she resorts to a mask veil which comes
just to the tip of her nose and takes at least
five vears from ber record, a ucuq later
and she makes her hat defy tbe thrusis of the
enemy by a jauntier poise than ever. She
fights the foe openly, cheats him
with ber cherisnea aninces, conwjsis
every step be fakes and scorns
him always. She never admits his mas
tery, as men do. The theology of the toilet
tells her to resist age and be will flee, lnis
is a doctrine she faithfully lives up to. W hen
she feels the weight of years upon ber she
affects not to know that Time, the all-de-
vmirer. is foinir to be tho victor, after alL
Just as bravely does she tight hun as tnough
..m .fi n hone that she would win the
- F r m .
day. When she can no longer defy him ut
terly she yields grimiy w ms uictauuu,
tboegb she never acknowledges his nnustery.
Worrying a Mick Baby.
Laws of Life.
Even though tho patient is a babe or a very
voune child whom many people erroneously
think cannot be bijured by company, because
ihev do not know what is said never allow
conversation or unusual noises in its hearing.
The little nerves are often more sensitive than
in adult life, and every stir is a jar from
which they shrink. Many a mother has un
wittingly injured her child by permitting a
garrulous neighbor to sit and chatter with
her. while she souzbt in vain to soothe tha
Inter Ocean: The largest peach farms are
in Maryland. On one estate there are 125,-
000 trees, La another 120,000.
THE WRONG GIRL.
Oil City Blizzard.
Girl in hammock
By book or crook.
Girl in kitchen
Ten years later,
Head in whirl,
Vifthed ho'd takeo
Norristown Herald : It baa been discovered
that fishing was a primeval occupation; but
lying about the size of tho fish caught origi
nated iw an age of enlightenment and civil
ization. Hence fishing is still a prime evil oo
rupatict to some extent.
What They Iepeul Oo.
A French investigator has discovered that
the character of a person's dream depends in
a great measure on which side tba sleeper
lies. The dreams of a lawyer, then, whe
habitually lies on both sides, must be very
Oliver Weudeil Holmes: We have a class
of critics dubbed smellers; they smel" it i
book aad write a notice of fb
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