The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19??, April 18, 1888, Image 3

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    T'lK DAILY IlKIiAlJ), l'I.AiiS5i.)oin, .;hirA$KA, WEDKESDA V, APRIL 18. Y$S&
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Chat with a Chicago Jw-l-rs Clerk.
Kniernlil Mini Kuhim (irtlin Kcrre.
A Iloiiblel An Uncommon Ktone Gfiiii
IJIatliirt Irrly American.
"Diamonds nre still t rurnpH
Jewels," sum I a Jeweler's clerk. iTu State
street store, "awl, in spite of tVo chnng
inff fashions in jewels, the diamond re
mains the kinj of precious stones an far as
IopuIarlty k'S. Turquoise, sapphires,
emeralds ami rubies are inorea.-ln in
popularity, however, ami are very expen
sive. The emerald and ruby seem tc le jet
ting scarcer and dearer every year. AVliy,
a line three carat ruby is worth if 4"t any
time, and the emerald is worth nearly as
much. Some very common rubies will
bring ?0 to $10t. There are fewer rubies
beinji found every year. It is the name
with emeralds, besides the latter are sel
dom perfect. I cannot recollect having
ever h'h-ii h fiawlexs emerald, and I don't
believe any one else in the More ever did
either. In every one of them will be.
foiind a 'feather,' a crack, or a 'cloud' ,f
Home kind. It seems as if every ktone had
liecu struck with a hammer and stunned.
The edes will Ikj all ri-ht, but the
center will hok as if it had cracked with
out splitting, or el.-c there will lie u cloud
or Haw of soirte sort. Kubies are apt to
be the same, although not so much so us
emeralds. Tlio.-u emeralds on that cotton
there are 'doublets.' lion't you know
what a doublet i? Why, it's a manu
factured stone; that is, it is a joining of
two stones. Iok at thisemerald. l'retty,
Isn't it? l'-eautilul tint of i;reen. Now
turn it upside down. There, see that rim
of red around thj edije A doublet always
lias that, no matter wiiat the color of the
amalgamated stones was. lint it only
shows when 5'oii turn the stone upsioe
down. S -e, they have even put a Haw in
the surface l' further simulate genuine
ness. '1 hoy can make doublets of any
BtusicH wliich will, cement, to--eiher, and
make tliem so cleverly that the unprac
tical eve will never delect the fraud if
you call it that."
'Jo you not have to guard against iu other gems besides the
"(.'e.'taiid.r. Tunpndso is simulated by
j'..'v I couutcrfs. iters. '1 n o small and infe
rior nJones v.ill be Mtiii'.iied' i..u a slo::e
that nil' -cau.-e even experts to exe- ise
thi Lr.T;,e-C care i:i examining. Or
they v.ill be" p:h ri::ed arid mixed up
with foreign i.iattcr in Mica a way that
the new j ' will Ir.Wf nearly all t":
briliiaisc y of e I"r and polish of urfacy
po.-se-seil by the pi. u ne it rtit Ti'.o
liht blue lVr.-ian t i:r.iiioir.e is the rare
variety at present aad is very expensive."
'In the window is a white sapphire.
How is that? I supposed all sapphires
weiv blue.''
"Then you supposed wroncj. but yon
are with the majority. Most people think
that all sapphires are blue, but that is far
from thtf truth. The one in the window
is pure wlilio, as pure as a diamond. De
cides those (hero are violet, pink and
yellow sapphires. The violet and pink
varieties are very taautiful and considered
extra line jewels. The yellow sappi.;:vs
partake of the nature of t he chry.soberj i,
which conies also in yellow ami brown
nnd pale jjrten. It Is a rather uncommon
stone n ml a very beautiful one."
'What is that green stone on the cctr
ton iu the corner? '
TJmt is another very uncommon stone.
They call it Alexandrite. It is an orien
tal jewel, flnd there are not many brouyl.
lo this country. It is very expensive afi'l
Is very highly prized by connoisseurs, who
are the purchasers of most of ihvnj. It is
a peculiar stone, changing its light. Iu
the day it is as you see it, a dirty green.
Imt by night it is full of reddish lights.
Jt comes in various sizes, from one to
eight carafe, and is sometimes almost as
expensive as a diamond."
"Are opals popular?"
Much more so than they were. There
was a time when you could hardly eell nn
opal at any price. Now there is a con
stant demand for them. The supersti
tious regarded them a3 unlucky, and so
widespread was the hallucination that it
was seldom yon saw one worn."
'How about cat's-eyes?"
Cat",? eyes are very hard stones, found
In various tvimtries. The best come from
Persia and the fast. I have one of n
brownish tint that Is vrorth $oOO any day.
A cat's eye weighing ttn- carats will
brim? G0O easily. Tiber's eye ae inex
pensive and very popular. The tiger's
eye is not a stone, as is generally supposed,
but petrified wood. It is found in very
large quantities In northern Michigan,
but most of the better kind comes from n
Ictrilied forest of Arizona. There they
l'md it in sections as large as a tree trunk.
They are made up into searf pius, rings
and other articles of jewelry."
"Which distinctively American stone is
. the most valable?
"I can't say that any distinctively
.American stone is very valuable, but v. l
produce a few diamonds. They come
from Jowa and AVisconsin. They are
stmall and -ire too yellow. I do not think
this country. .':owevir, v. ill ever produce
very many diamonds; still it is intern-1-fng
to know that genu, no stones can really
be met wi;!i occasionally. Here's an odd
stone, that i.v:tled l.:vo:i and black, one.
Thcv call it chrocilodite. They come
from t.rti;-r-i .:c!i:-..a, r.ntl in that sise
nra wor'n
SoiiicMmm-s thev
re Uiotitv I
I d.'.lJj exactly like tl.e
upper sLeil -f a turtle, and I t r.:::d j a
fcc.irf pin of t;:e tf thrm, lr::- cn tho
Jeer, t-il and !-.e..d cf icokl. We sell
quite a few it t!.os nqur.marmcs
and tl.e pink topaz, whicti is cniic
com:::oii !a;'.vauaj's, is givatiy snitLt
a fur. Hire are so:; "e pearis. No, that's
na id:at:on, I thonu' t y u v.or.M lo de
reived. I think they laa-i-j of wax,
but tliey have succeed. .! in r.iakln:; as per
fect I'-n iiUit-ttixn as is possible. Tiiey pre
serve, toi. t.e irregular of the
genuine jtrerl. Ty the way, I misht say
rilit here I hut P'meof the pretties: pearl?
we cet are found in the fresh water
of Jllinois au! othe- western states. Look
.f.t thest," and the jeweler showx.Ta lumd
i nl of pearls all the way from twice the
pizeof a grain cf w heat down to that of a
pin's Lead. They were irregular in shape,
but most of them were full tf snlidued
andde-lkv.te half tints cf bjue, purple and
pick. "These are first rate pearls for
the'r size i.ud come from the Miami,
Wabash. Illinois and Sangamon rivers.
Chicago Times.
lie Got I'.Ten.
First Club Mart (heatedly) All I have
to sny is that I consider you a pr-rpy.
Second Ditto (coolly) If that were the
case I could take the first prize at the dog
show, and that's more than yoti ca:i say.
. 'First Man How fo?
Second Ditto Yon lack the r.ecersary
jMsligree and breeding." Harrier's Bazar. !
Mrs. lilooiner lirrlaicn That Mio It Not
I ho Inventor of It It IIKtory.
"I have tried often to correct that Im
pression," sal Mrs. D. C. Uloomtr re
cently to a reporter. "I did uot iment
the 'Uloomer' costume, nor was I the first
one to wear it. I am quite willing that
the correction should Iks made, for I do
not wish to be remembered only as tho
woman who invented a new stylo of
'I diil not even name it. Mrs. Eliza
beth. .Miller, a daughter of Gerritt Smith,
was tho first lady who wore It.
dressed in one of those costumes from
Petcrljoro, N. Y., to Seneca Falls, where
1 was living, and where Mrs. Elizabeth.
Cady Stanton lived. Wdiere Mrs. Miller
got the idea I do not know, but she is cn
titled to what credit there is for putting
the dress into circulation, as it were, and
it should be named for her if for anybody.
It's hardly fair to Mrs. Miller to take tho
credit from her. A few days after Mrs.
Miller's appearance in short skirt und
trousers, Mrs. Stanton had a similar cos
tume made, and she wore it. Then I
adopted the style. Mrs. Stanton did uot
wear hers a great while possibly not
more than two years; but I wore mine as
lone; as the public talked about it and me
I diil not name the dress. The press did
that. I wore the costume for six years
for two years in Council liluffj and, if I
hail not retired to private life might be
wearing it yet. It is a very comfortable
and sensible dress.
"Some time, possibly a month, before
Mrs. Miller made her appearance iu
Seneca Falls in the costume, a writer,
whose identity I never did discover, advo
cated in the columns of one of the papers
of Seneca Fails a reform iu woman's
dress. 1 waseditinga paper there at that
time and took up tho suggestion in a llip
pant way, and treated the subject rather
playfully nnd facetiously. The unknown
writer of the other paper answered me,
and I nnswered again. So when Mrs.
Miller came in the short skirt and trousers,
anil after Mrs. Stanton and myself had
adopted t he girb, the papers of the coun
try round about tried to make fun of us,
and called u s 'Di'iomerites' and 'Jiioom
t rs,' and to on. Hence the name, I sup-p:).-:o.
I.ucy Stoae wore, the dress for a
while, but gave it up localise she thought
it attracted attention away from the sub
ject temperance and woman's rights
upon which fcirfj was lecturing. 1 wore
my costume and lectured in it in all my
tour of the cities of ll.o north and we.-.t,
a:id I was the fir-t to make such a k-ctur-in
j tour in lhc.-;o cities. I was tho lir.-.t
v.'o!:::.n who wore tho costume in public
iu Chicago.
"Of course, wherever I went the dress
attracted great deal of attention. It
was ti curiosity, and a rrrcat many people
came, to the lectures as much to see it as
to hear what a woman had to say.
Women lecturers were quite a curiosity,
t;o, iu those days. I used to notice that
after I had finished my talk, whether on
women's rights or on temperance, a great
many people, women especially, would
remain und come upon the platform, os
tensibly to see me, but really to inspect
the dress."
Mrs. Uloomcr showed the reporter a cut
representing herself in her younger days,
attired in one of her noted costumes. A
short skirt reaching to the knees, baggy,
very baggy trousers gathered and frilled
at ih a;ikle: a straight brimmed sailor
hat, set well ' back upon the head, made
up the attire from a masculine point of
view. Female observation might have
disclosed that the skLrt and waist were of
one piece, and that the sleeves of the waist
were full and slashed, and gathered and
frliled at the wrists. Close scrutiny and a
reversal of tho picture might possibly have
led to the discovery that a bustle was not
part of the attire. This point, however,
can he left to those ladies who have been
accustomed to cnlisthenic exorcises and
surf bathing, -Omaha Herald.
ulo of 1'nteut Medicines.
Proprietary me-lieines spring up by the
dozen every elay, but you seldom hoar of
any outside those manufactured in your
own section of the country. Every prepar
ation is born under a lucky or unlucky
star, & they seem to succeed or perish
regardless of the enei'y pr money pos
sessed by the men who are Interested iu
pushing their sale. None succeed without
advertising, although millions have been
spent in puffing medicines that never sold
the original stock shipped to wholesaje
druggists. Jt is a game of chance where
you cannot estimate the risk. Results
cut very little figure with the salesmen,
for if the stulT will sell it will go off their
hands with scarcely an effort, because
their best customers are the chronic in
valids, wiiq are thicker than flies around
a molasses cake. -
Nevertheless, I would prefer to ta kh a
new medicine out on the road than handle
any of the old ones which have been ad
vertised from the cliffs of the Paci ic const
to the rocky banks of Labrador. Ameri
cans are experiment.uive, aud X7il buy a
new nostrum without any recommenda
tion, for the simple reason that they have
heard nothing against it. St. Louis leads
the country in sales cf quinine, malarial
specific and bilious antidotes, and some of
: iio local manufacturers will clear millions
i'roni two articles that originated here
within tho last two years, but jvhich nrii
.drtady be diming to elicit notice Gcorgb
i:t--.iit- of Overtraining.
T'.ieiv is ma aspect cf tl.e Sullivan
Mitchell light which is so far devoid of
bi ui.ihty as to be cf public interest ; this
is, thai ;'.;-:r,a Sveiuinly in superb physt
eal ccnt1i:?oa may, in reality, be so lY.r
overtrained, as it ii termed, as to have
he -i d.'privcd of his staying powers.
N.-'tnrj .supplies to us certain quantities
of tissue, which may seem to the
ci-i'L.-.l ee of cue who looks only at tho
ou".sh:j to be an incumbrance, which
saor.l.l be reJr.ccd by careful training;
but i: may turn out that in thus bringing
tho human organism down to a mass of
b r.nd muscle the trainer will deprive
tho hotly of the food that it needs to make
go.?d the waste of physical energy. A
ma a thus prepared may bo well fitted for
a S 'W.-f. but entirely unable to keep up
iind'.r long continued physical exertion.
Boston Herald.
Cl!Ulrens Cndcrjjarmeiits.
For undergarments, tho best houses
show a little woolen knitted petti
coat, which has a waist like a corset
cover, ar.d this buttons closely around tha
body, ami is being knitted very elastic
and" warm, Those who do not care for
the petticoat can find little knitted
chemises, which are long and double
thickness over the stomach and abdomen,
aii't evtry child should wear these at all
seasons cf the year. Elastic suspenders
for tho stockings should also be worn in
stead cf fastening them by cny other
means. Shoes for small children have no
lexds, though they have what they call
spring heels, which elo no injury to the
tender bones r.ud muscles. Olive Harjr.
The Common Ixlifli'B lloime of Today
Clean and fairly Comfortable The
Various Cliki of 1'utrons View of an
Interior A Vulef.
Tho common lodging house of today Is
clean ami fairly comfortable. Each house is
liit-nsed to receive a certain number only;
every man must have a bed to himself, and
each lied must have so much spaco given to
it. Tho difference in this respift may bo
judged from tho fact that in one common
lodging houso with which I am ucquainted a
room now licensed for eleven lieds formerly
contained twenty -eight. Moreover, tho law
compels frequent scrubbing of fl ors and
whitewashing of walls, and the slightest ease
of illness must be at once reiorted to the
nearest police station. Seeing tho class of
customers tho proprietor has to accommo
date, 3'on may imagine that the floors of the
dormitories get a terrific am nut of scrub
bing, with tho result that they oro far
cleaner and more wholesome than the car
peted rooms of many more pretentious estab
lishments, where an overworked housemaid
Pliers tho furiiituro with a duster, tickles tho
carpet with a brown and sweeps tho fluff
under tho bed.
There is very keen competition in tho
trade, and some houses oro naturally much
better than others. As a consequence tho
class of lodgers differs also. Ouo proprietor,
by keeping his house as dirty a3 ho dares, se
cures the patronage of ono class, vihilo an
other, by making his houso as comfortable as
possible, attracts men of a superior grade.
But to thoroughly understand what thf
common lodging houses are you must seo
one. Corao tiown this narrow, unswent aud
under tho weather looking street. You seo
that Louse which looks us though it wcro a
douLlo fronted shop with the shutters still
up. That is a common lodging bouM. Tho
door in the center is a swing door. Outside
it a tcntlemau iu tha uupicturesquo tatters
of our national costume is a clay
pi; e, a::d with his hands thrust in his trou
sers pockets is looking i:;ealy at nothing.
Over the doorway at which the pen lie-man
stands is tho i:iserii iio!i in while loiters on a
black lioird, "Ib-gistered Lodging House.
L'eds, G.jd. and 41. a TChr'nt,"
Lot us push tho swing door open and walk
m. is i-j oroaa uayJiIii, but u:rect!y
wo huvo pasu.-d the swing door wo find oar
selves ahuosl ia darkneis. Tha room we cro
i:i ii tho "hitL'hea," cr common room, i:i
which ail tho guests cifc and take their meals,
and n:r.a-;o tkemiiolvcs until "it is time to go
lmst-.dr.s to Led. I cair.K f r-ny how ono of
tiieso ki:che:i3 would loo:: ia tho glare of day.
There is nothing to show sunbeams that they
would bo l.cvpitabiy received, and so they re
m.i:i out.-ido. And even there they aro
snubbed, for, lest; they should ho inquisitive
and try and peep in at tho lodging houso
windows, tho said windows arc kept as grimy
as possible oat: ide, und i:i:-:ido they aro cov
ered with a coat of some dirty looking prep
aration. Tho light In these kitchens, then, is gener
ally of tho dim, religious order. It suits tho
scene. The petplo who aro sitting on tho long
forms at tho tablo, or crouching together
beforo tho dull retl fire, would, sonio of them,
look hideous in the full light of day. In tho
red glow that tho fire throws on them, as
they sit in tho darkened room, they look al
most picturesque.
Tho workmen who livo in these lodging
houses aro not home yet. They will come ia
about C o'clock. There will not bo many ia
this house because it is a low house that is
to say, it is a house frequented by tramps
and loafers and shady customers, and more
over it is a "family house," aad that means
women and children to disturb tho harmony
of tho evening in tho common kitchen. Tho
fact that theso common lodging houses,
where beds aro let out at fourpence a night,
aro largely patronized by workmen in regu
lar employment may astonish people who aro
not behind tho scenes. But I know in some
cf theso houses workingmen who have lived
there for twelve and sixteen years.
These men are single men and widowers,
and tho houses which are for "men only"
suit them much better than private lodgings
would. First of all the houso is open night
and day ; all day and ail night the red fire
glows and is ready for a man to cook his late
supper or his early breakfast at. Then there
is tho society of tho other men, pipes and
conversation, and nlwa3's a pal to tako a
hand ot cribbage, which is the fashionablo
comrnou lodging Louse game, Moreover,
each man has a bed to himself, which in pri
vato lodgings for working-men 13 act alwaj-s
obtainable. And there is always some ouo
to call him early in tho morning, in order
that ho may get up and go to hi3 work, with
out having to pay tho policeman on duty to
throw stones at his window and veil out that
it ij ''half-past 4. M
Tho common lodging houso is to theso men
home a::d club combined, and tho proprietor
who gots this class cf men men ia steady
employment tries to pleaso them, and
gradually t'nsy fill his house, and then lie ex
cludes c'uauco customers and troughs,1' ah'l
his house becomes a regular workingmaus
One great advantage that a man with regu
lar wages f!nd3 i:i theso places i ; that ho is !
able to keep a vo!c?t. Yes, a valet. In all of
theso common lodging bonnes there aro men
v. uo, tor a copper or goav.ecs, : vaiet tor
the aristocrats. For twopence a week paid
to a poorer IV-lovy lodger tho aristocrat has j
his boots blacked and his supper cooked. Iu
addition to this, the valet runs his master's
errands and keeps his favorite seat by tho
Cre till he wants ii, a::d when there is a dis
cission on any matter tho faithful valet
chimes ia vlth his piaster sad is ahyays
ready to back him ia any assertion he- may
chooso to make. George It. bhus ia Fhiia
dolphia Times.
Wliy t'io liny G.ies "Wren;.
The very wealth is at tho root of it alL
Tho oy is indulged in money and tho eiis
posltion of his lime. Iio plays billiards and all night, smokes cigarettes immoder
ately, drinks whisky in proportion, indulges
ia other pastimes and vices, and bribes tho
servant j to lio about his comings and goings
Ct home. The father, engrossed in largo af
fairs, frequently has a you:g drunkard sit
ting opposite him at dinner without being
aware of the fact, and the mother's love is too
blind to observe. Tho boy's health is dam
aged, his morals strangled,' and his pocket
mortgaged. He gets into all sorts of scrapes
that he is ashanied of, until finally one
mora outrageous than usual, and perhaps
with a femalo attachment, drives him, with
a mind weakened by debauchery, to despair.
Then he shoots himself, and he's usually
drunk when he does it Jfew Yprk Letter.
Toning- It Down a Little.
X was paying attention to a rich widow.
"Madam," be said, as be offered her a
bouquet ; "ycu grow more and more beauti
ful every day."
"You exaggerate, my dear sir I" exclaimed
tho lady, very much flattered.
"Well, thou let us say very other day."
Judge. f
The Leavenworth 1'uplU In Kevlw In
fantry, Cavalry anil Artillery.
One after another they move out upon
tho field, facing west, the infantry on the
right and nearest us; then the battery, iu
two lines, its gun carriages to the front;
then tho long single rank of the cavalry
battalion, stretching to tho fur southern
edire of the field. Well out to the west,
in front of the center, is the commanding
officer with his stair, and presently, as tho
white plumed adjutant gallops down tho
Jine, turns toward Ids chief on reaching
the center, then halts and reins about,
there is a simultaneous crash as arms are
presented, and a long line of steel tho
sabers of the cavalry springs into air.
Then review order is taken, ranks aro
opened, the battery unlimbers and whirls
its black miizzh?l guns to the front; an
other present of the line to the exalted
jiersonage who receives the review, ami is
hailed with a flourish of trumpets and
the simultaneous droop of all the stand
ards; another movement, and tho line be
comes nn open column; another com
mand, and with a triumphant burst of
music from the baud the whole array
moves as one man; the passage in review
has begun.
In quick time, the band leading, they
come jauntily toward us, changing direc
tion at the upper corner and swinging past
the animated groups of spectators. Front
after front the sturdy infantry trudges by,
the student officers hidden as file closers
behind their companies and wishing for
this occasion only that they belonged to
tho cavalry atid could command and be iu
front or their men instead of trailing
meekly after them, as required of tho in
fantry "sub. ' V.V.! th.y 1 v ih... t..
cannot by any human possibility look half
so picturesque in this position as their
rivals and contemporaries of the cavalry
on their "prancing chargers" and in front
of their platoons. All the same, they
have their sympathetic admirers in tho
throng, and so they pass us by. Aud
then with champing bit3 and tossing
manes come the platoons of horse. The
battery quickens its gait on the marching
flanks, and the girls wonder how thoue
.g:;:i::er;- sit so straight with folded arms
and never make hysterical grabs at the
bars or at each other, as they would do
under like circumstances. The cavalry,
too, comes around at a trot, the young
platoon commanders fully alive to and
making the most eif their golden oppor
tunity, looking vastly martial and striving
not to look as though they very wcllk;.e-v
just where "she" happened to stand
among the groups of fair ones under the
shade trees.
" Down the long field goc3 the glistening
Column, officer .al ter ofiicer saluting as he
passes the re-viewing, point, and then the
infantry reappears, tramping up the east
ern edge. Like some perfected machine,
the long array wheels iato line to the left,
the ranks tire dressed, then brought once
more to review order. Again the trumpets
flourish, the standards droop, and arms
clash to the present. Then comes brief
rest before some one of the three com
mands is summoned to the front to show
what it can tlo in the maneuvers of its
particular arm. It may be a stirring
skirmish drill, covering the entire valley,
by the bright plumed cavalry. It may be
a dashing series of battery maneuvers,
with much smoke, noise, and odor un
limited of "the villainous saltpetre." It
may be rapid evolutions of the foot bat
talion; bat in each and all the student
ohlccr must take his part. Charles King,
U. 8. A., in Harper's Magazine.
M;iUJii Konnrt at Home.
"Forty dollars for a spring bonnet?" a
lady was overheard to remark to a friend
as she was riding elown Fifth avenue in a
stage yesterday morning. "Not I. Xor
$20 either. Money is worth too much for
that. I haven't spent oyer 10 and not
often more than ( for a bonnet since I
was married. This I have on cost me
just $4.27.
"And I thought it was Frencli. IIo'v
can you look imported when you arc
really homemade?"
"Oh, but. I'm not homemade. I'm jtts;
as French as if I came from Paris in my
little consin's big trunk. That's the
beauty of the thing. My bonnet was
made to order by a lxna fide French
milliner ami one of the cleverest in the
city, too. Yes, of course, there is a little
scheme. There were a elozen of us who
passed a unanimous resolution that bon
nets for us, individually nnd collectively,
had got to come down. We shook, hands
Upon it and exchanged pledges of bon
net pins. While we were discussing
ways and means we heard that one of
Mine. 's assistants was out of a place.
Our course Was clear; Mile. Julie should
work for us. We inquired, every one of
3, among our acquaintances and found
plenty of women who jumped at the
chance of having their hats and bonnets
provided for by a milliner who would
come to the house. She conies, that's ail.
She works by the day or the half day, or
even by the hour. She charges $5 a day.
She has more yrcrk than she can attend
to, anil talks of hunting up a partner.
She makes more money than she elid as
one of Mine. 's elesiguers. And as
for us, we're going to the country this
summer on our savings. We are paying
for material and guwl wages for skilled
labor; nothing more. And really it is a
new way of self support for women, you
see." Xcr Yoik Mail and Express,
TIio VoJce of an Actor.
The starve is not a drawing room. You
cannot address l,C0O people in a theatre as
you would ndtlrcss a few companions at
the fireside. If the tone is pot raised,
you will not ho heard; and if you do not
articulate, the public , will be unabla tq
follow you.
So -nud-so, I am well aware, has won
for himself the reputation of a natural
actor by affecting the conversational tone.
He scarcely pronounces one word loude
than another; he let3 the ends pf his
phrases sink; hesitates, ahridges, pretends
to be at & loss for word3, repeats his
wcrd3 two or three times over, drawls
along for ten minutes and then hurries
his delivery in order to arrive at the ef
fect. Aud as the public i3 like Panurge'g
sheep, even when it happens not to under
stand, it exclaims: "Dear me! how very
natural! He seems a if he were talking
with his feet on his fender by his own fire
side. What an actor! I did not hear
what he said did you? but how. very
naturally he said it I" C. Coquelin in
Harper's Magazine.
Four Sunday In a Weekl
Friday is the Arab's Sunday, but it
does not put much stop to his worldly
business unless he so chooses. Then Sat
turday is the Jews' Sabbath, and then
comes our Sunday, on which day tho
French workman continues to work, in
order to take at least a half holiday on
Monday. There are four days out of the
seven when the visitor to Algiers runs the
risk of findins n shop closed or a work
man not at his post. F. A. Bridgman in
The Piattsmouth Herald
3s enjoying aBoosaain botli its
h r5 i
Will be one during; which the subjects of
national interest, ttnd importance will be
strongly agitated and the election of a
President will take place. 1 lie people of
Cass County who would like to learn of
Political, Commercial
and Social Transactions
of this year and would keep apace with
the times should
Daily or Weekly Herald.
Now while we have the subject before the
people we will venture to speak of our
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Which is first-class in all respects and
from, which our job printers are turning
out much satisfactory work.