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THE DAILY IIEKALD, I'LAntJaiOorxi, xfUASKA, SATURDAY, APftlL 21, 1883.
DCVOTEE3 WHO SEEK SALVATION
- DY SPINNING LIKE TOPS.
A C'onnt.mt lnl? ( orrrinlrnt I ''ncrile
Komn IlemarkaMo rmiioiilaU How
lug I-wr tho Name of tlie l'roli-t.
Short hvunoii f I'ruyer Sotl l'are.
Hut to return to tho drrvixh chapel which I
was Ii,M,riliii:j. A !; gallery rutin around
nix hirln ,f ho l.irj; room. On the Hide next
Mwa, where tin? hih priivt sits, is a Mnall
Lut lofty pulpit, rfiiHiM ly u narrow flight
of hfox. It-sides this you olwrvo n fmrtion
of tho K-illfry it partiUoti.-d off and highly
ornament-!. This, with the w reen of gilded
lattice next it, is re--rved for tho fciultnn and
Iiis harem. 1'rorn tho lot ty pulpit a frmo:i
is delivered n some sx-cial holy days, buf; at
such times nil "(jhiours' uro excluded. In
deed, there is littlu provision maii-j for their
comfort at iidv ti:iu Tho spar-o set nwirt
for spectators ;ep-iratcil' fronr that txcu
picd by tho brethren ly a low railing, and it
is a motley gathering that fills thin space.
Tho center of ths floor in sncinl to the
LrlhTii, and in worn so smooth by tiia fric
tion of their bare feet that 3ou would think
it hud lici'ii polished and waxed. There is a
narrow ntrip of matting next tho rail, on
which the brothers sit and kneel. .Against
tho pillars that support the galleries are huu
frames containing passages from tho Koran.
Alovo tho wut of tho chief priest hi tho
name of tho prophet in large letters of gold
on n durk green groiTn.i. Tiio high priest's
seat is simply a crimson rug, where he sits
roH. Jeggeil, w rapied in a loose green clonk
with wide (lowing sleeves. Tho musicians
iiro stationed in tho gallery directly opposite
the high priest.
It is an imprcssiro sight when tho dervishes
enter slow I3', iu single lile, the littlu gate of
tho incloniiro, with their long light brown
cloak wnipjH-d nbout them, concealing their
li.nnl.-i. Tli'-y lir.-t bow low to the name of
tho prophet, tle-u with step keeping time to
the music from the j!.il ! ry, which lills tho
room with iti rw monotonous strains, they
taho their p':e-es, bend forward and rever
ently ki.-c the ground; then, with both hands
folded across the breast, see: 11 lo.t in prayer,
tbir bodies constantly swaying to anil fro in
time with thf mush. Now tho high prie.-t
rises and lei i vers an nniiblo prayer; thy
0tj., -s re:u:du m: .1 ioiilos with hands Mill
foldthl pu the iii-ea.--t. At the close of the
lraver all r-,w 'heir head to thcgroiind, and
m weird, barbji Jo melody ieuls forth from
Infant fy the brethren o! j.'in in the chorus.
The elV. et is hide -;enU. t.; sound dies
away tiil it is hut as the whi.,H.,rot :!; winds
among the pines, then it again bursts foil!
with an energy thut upjxj.-trs almost super
nitural, followed by another stillness oi
about a minute for silent prayer. PCheu the
low strains uro again heard they all r.e and
slowly follow tho high priest three times
around the room. With arms still reverently
folded upon the breast they bow twice to tho
name of the prophet lirst ou tho side by
w hich they approach, then on the side op
jtsiU. whk-h they manage to accomplish
-very gracefully without once turning their
liack )po!i tho sacred iiauio by slowly re
volving upon the right foot.
The procession is closed by a second pros
tration. When e.i"h has gained his place ho
-throws aside his cloak and legins tho scries
of remarkable evolutions which has given
them the name of "dancing or 44 whirling"
ilervisbes. Meaningless as it all seems to us,
to them every rite has a deep significance.
2"tHir rapid rotary 'notion symbolize the
ino'ou vi the universe, their low weird mu
sic; the 'HU!ir of the spheres.
Their dr-"ss consists of a loose shirt-jacket
um1 full hng skirt of light brown cloth. Tho
right sido of tho jacket is fastened to the
p-irille, the left hangs looe. The skirt ia JaiI
in le-p pl.-yu leneath the girdle. Their
rapid revolutions give these full garments a
be'.l Miaiicd apjtrance, some of tho most
exiert amoyg them ii'aking their skirts
i.'.ai:d idino-1 at rhs!:t angles with tho body.
The spi'eliicio utterly lil:ht Jestriptui. Al-tho-.:h
t'e.e space was somewhat circuui
seribed they nevr once interfered with each
.Other's locomotion, but rouud and round
the" spiiii, as if impelled by an umu
po-.vcr," their eyes half ch-aed, th--ir heads
lent t.war,-l t-le right, their pale, thiu, pas
sionless fa.-e" i-erfectly immobile, though
great beads of rHi'm10" were soon stand
ing on their brows.
If for any reason one of them nsde a sad
Jen pauso, Lis garments wound about hbil iu
a singular manner. Threo times they all
-paused for irayer, then rcunied the rpM
motion, with one hand held upward to re
ceive the expected blessings, the other ex
tended doTiuward to scatter thcia abroad.
Finally they ros?umel their seats on the strip
of matting, bathed iu perspiration, when ono
of tho brethren, w ho had seeajed siinplj- a
spectator, covered each with his rcnntle.
a hen a dervish wlsoso seat was nt the left ui .
.the high priest s delivered a Jong prayer, in -.-a
s.-j;ui bat rapid manner, the last word of
.each seer ion being greatly prolonged. This
jirayer was lor tho great ones of their order, i
She dervishes boding reverently as each holy
j:ar.i.; was uttered. tt'J:fu at length the naiue
of tho prophet occt-rrcd they prostrated
themselves oa the ground. Whiki they were
t'jus prostrate the chief priest rose to IsL
k. dvLvenil a short prayer, then to;'f his
Flan. I u;xii the erim.-oii rug. Tho priests r.p-pro-i
h::'.:; Lhn 'owiy, one Ly ono took his
kind, tci' i reused it to their li;s and i'ore-hM-L
Th: lir.-t that fulvauccd statior.isl
Lhns; lf at t-.e right of tho pi ie. t, the second
in the s..:!:e iu i:i:e r s;!uted the priest and
hisJro-.::er e . :: trt turn jK-rformed the same
ceremony ualil hi- 1 received the kiss of
As no seu'i L-ro n'l-iwe-.l we stoiv.l fully an
lour and a L.'.ii', every ir.omeiit expecting to
see some exhibit 1" religious ec t;-j , but
kist nothing of the kin !. All tl;? dervishes
lookel we.irv and sad and u'l wcro Very
bin except an African, vh:se extra uvoirdu- 1
po. togeti-cr with tne vr.toil e::rci:, soon
broug'-t him to a "melting m kI" and ho
retired l-' his seat looking but little like one
inspired vrith s-raphk visions. Another
priest who u!simeil our noti-e was a lard-jg-j-j'u
with features ca&i iu sj delicate
a mold that you would have tamed and
looked agaiu and again before fully con
vinced it was not a young girl in disguise.
Another, a slender Ley of "about 10 years,
was remarked by us all because of the look
of deep anxiety on Lis 3'ouug face, but his
rapi motion seemed to fatigue Lira less than
his tlilers. ,
S3oon the salutations were all over and tae
chapel was desertetL the w hole of the con
gregation dispersing without a word, as soon
as they could reclaim shoes and umbrellas of
the 1 toiler at ' the door. J. A. Ldyard in
fSan Francisco Chronicle.
Too Math Imagination.
Applicant I Lear that you want a tain to
write up advert isoinents.
Circus Manager We do. TThat are your
Applicant rm a newspaper circulation
Circus Manager Er I'm afraid you" w too
inia,iuaative to suit us. Lifa ;
Dlfllt-ult to Ciet ;Mil ThrorlM Tut Into
I'raetirw Teach tli MiUdren.
,4nver' writer 011 eduation, from I'lnto to
IlerU-rt SpeiKt-r, h.'is alvocntd physical ac
tivity as u menus of attaining that full orbed
and harmonious development of all parts of
tho human economy so essential to robust,
vigorous health." Theorists, then, areagreed
ujmjii this ni the "ultiniate aim of every kind
of physical exercise. " lint wo all know how
dilih-ult it is to get tho lest theories: put into
practice. They may commend themselves as
tho very lxst, but thy fall far short of their
good to men till they ran bo made working
theories. In this rewjss-t tho ''harmonious
dovelopiiifnt theory, whether mental or
physical, forms no exception to other the
ories. But once get hold of some motive by
which to induce even a few individuals to put
a theory into practice, and half the buttlo is
won. If it i.i really a good theory, its own
practical example proves tho fact. "Wisdom
is justillod of her children."
liero ia always tho di'iicnlty to get hold
of tho motives which will infhienco men and
women in fuch wny that they may finally bo
IKMsessed by tho "love of symmetry in form"
which has such "n deep moral siguiilcanco."
You may preach tho dx;triiio to children,
ami your words will bo like tho idlo wind.
Even our young men and our maidens will
prefer snug fitting garments and handsome
raiment covering a bad form to tho projor
tions of Aiollo or tho beauty of the Venus of
Milo not clothed in tho fashions of tho day.
Many men and women staggering along un
der burlens of ill health, self imposed by
i:cgi' et of the Pinr.lc-t natural laws, will
give your beautiful theory small thought.
They will pursue their phantoms of wealth
and anihiiiou, v. hilo they hug tho delusion
that they suffer by God's w ill in this "vale of
tears." They tlo sutler, and deservedly, but
only liecuiioO they do not uso their own wills
to conform their conduct to his good will as
rcvtuled in the constitution of their own be
ing. It is useless to set forth to such peoplo
the truths of health, tho glad tidings of de
liverance from many of their ailments by
the natural remedies of air, cxerchw and
food. Tho doetrinos of health have always
ben preached, and men have not heeded.
Let us begin, then, with children and edu
cate them to these high truths. But with
children we have to use authouly or play
upon motives. If. we u:-e authority merely
the idea of harmonious development will le
ci.mo distasteful to thein. They will break
away from authority and break with tho
theory at the first opportunity of lilierry.
1'f.t them at what, wo elders cull play, und
they often accomplish of tiuir own frca will
what wo with diiih-ulty got out of them by
force. Now I say that., by their vartous ath
letic organizations, young men are doing
this very thing for themselves that children
do in piny. They establish in the colleges a
t-ys'eui of training for their various sjvorts
which o.Ye.;? not only tho members of the
higher institutions Ji Joa ruing, but which
reaches almost every young man iu th hind.
I'rofessor II. L. Kit-hards in 1'opular bci
Pictures In the fotr:grii Ca'Iers-.
A ghastly pitrture is the "Death of Mves,"in
which ancels bear the dead heroin their arms
to the Mi-ssiah. This is by Cabanel, nutl
nuother picture which attracts a great deal of
uttcntion is Churlotto Corday in prison, in
which the iile faco of the enthusiastic girl
I.Miks with a sad, deterniinel f -.ceat you from
behind tho bars. "The Lost Dogs," by Vau
Thoren, is another picture which has been
widely copied. It represents two dogs in the
snow hugging themselves close together,
while the silo f.n'ls and the winds blows, and
th.e old surrouinlings arc d.-3.-,lnHon jiersoni-fii-iL
This is a favorite subject for eopyisi:
and nearly every other houso in Washington
!i-i.s t hese lost dogs hanging over its mantel
pieon. Some of the :trrt of the pictures are small
ones, and there is many a ptctty Jittle gem ia
everv out of tho way corner. fcomo of tne 1
laiii-capes are very liue, nud ono of the larg
est landscapes is that of Bierstadt, being a
view of Mour.t Corcoran iu the Sierra Ne
vadas. Another tine painting is a view of
the waves rolling in upon the New Jersey
coast, and in another painting Niagara Falls,
with i'-S. rainbow and the glisten of the
water, is plainly scn, Yoa see the mis!;
rising, and you can almost hetti: tho poa of
t!-:? waters as they dash over tho falls.'
Another fine painting represents an old
sniior, with bronze;! face, putting his boat
over the waves. His littio 1 year-old
daughter, wb-5 fresh young face looks out
of a cap, sits beside hini, and she has her
hands beside his on tho handle of the oar.
The old fisherman smiles as he looks down
upon her, and tho little girl's face is full of
carne tness. She thinks she is helping her
fat hei pull tho boat, and the picture is en
titled "The Hoping Hand." It is an expen
sive picture, and it. considerably more
than a congressman's yearly salary. There
is a picture of a cow here, ubout three feet
long and two fect wide, that cost $7,000, and
there arc unny cx:ensive paintings.
The EToatest of American and French
art ;sU '- bore represented, and now pictures
are being liougut every year. The visitors
to tho C'oreorau gallery aire noiubered by the
of tho:i.ands ar.mnily, and the students
v. !io take n d vantage of its 'opportunities for
art study are hundreds, It will do more
g:'.-.l as the j-ears go ou,'urci i; wiil help u
tow.ird tiio liecoming of an art producing
and art loving nation. " ashiugtou Lctttri-.
A Si.i-'me Letter.
As a specimen of the letters ihr.t arc re
cclve.1 by the Buffalo CiLsiness Men's associa
tion thf--:-.wing wiil sufHee:
I-Ir. fucc-t v J' -T? Dasiness 5Iens-A?socla-t
ion oi I' : I ne: ice jmr u. lve: ti-s'-uieut ia re-g.-ris
to patting ia V.'attr per.-cr in ni;.'e-;a River
tau I a;::e a p.;::-.:it liight inau I thought 1 wouid
d:v- j mu a to .-. lines unv.- if you want i Uut:ueut
I have a ph.ia tlravi-inj Out. Low to p.;t a lJ'.it-n:e:-,T
la tUe river cad tiava a pian ho-.ir to put the
v.-'.kvI i:i r-1. -o. I thiu!: this v. iil lie a kusoos I aci
williE? t r- r.Tid put it ia if yo:i s.-.y so I will
cor.ie cr.d tre yoa ns sooa as I here from you
liophi : t held from yoa soon I remain yours
trail:';.' J ' I sin a hot man.
His ardur Las doubtless cooled ere this.
Onlyt.voor three out of the entire number
cf correspondents have submitted detailed
plans, the remainder conteutiug themselves
with th? elaboration of theories and the pres
cn'.p.ti.xi of a bewildering array of technical
engineering terms and mathematical for
i:n:he, vha h are incomprehensible without
drawings. Buffalo Letter.
Atlvica for Yonngf Writers.
Learn how to write. Don't follow any set
stvle. Follow your own style. Uso simple
cords and short sentences. Hit straight
from the shoulder! Learn to write briefly
and concisely. You can be picturesque in
short sentences as well as ia long on3.
Write on topics of the day. Look into the
human heart deeply and write for men and
women of tho day. Taboo quotations, as a
ru?e. Never use French, German or Italian
vcrds or phrases. Uso Anglo-Saxon always.
For tho first year destroy all you write. Tear
tip jour manuscripts, or put them aside for a
month or two, and then revise- them care
fully. Knot-It out tho adjectives. Don't use
B-.i-riluou3 words. Be sure of your facts,
an' I whea you have told all yonr fact stop :
writing. Tho editorial, or review, or essay
is H..hi:e4 as soon as you Lave exhauateJ '
your tacts. Foster Coates iu Suushine. I
WITH GERMAN DOCTORS.
AN INVALID'S EXPERIENCE WITH
Treatment Recommended to a. Man la
Search of Health "When Doctors Dis
agree" It Is Sometime Sad for tho
rutleDt Tho Result.
In tho month of August, 1SS2, 1 came down
from FngelU-rg to Luzerne. The next day I
met a friend who, knowing of my search for
health, informed inn that tho great lung
Bpecialist, Professor Kussmaul, of fc;trasburg,
was at Kigi-Kaltbad and advised thnt I con
sult him. Within a few hours I hud inaJo
an appointment by telegraph, and tho follow
ing day the train carried mo from Vitzaaj,
up tho famous Iligi mountain. Tho doctor
a jierfect type of a German professor re
ceived mo cordially, auscultated my lunga
with care, and pronounced tho following
opinion. Said he: "Yoa aro not a very sick
iumu and, with prudence, ought to live to old
age. I find a catarrhal condition nt tho basso
of the right lung. This you should try to
remove. The lung is sluggish at that point
and needs some shock to mako it work. Go
to tho great water cure establishment at
Divonne, near Geneva. The French under
stand the water cure treatment better than we
Germans. Dr. Vidart, tho physician of tho
Divonne establishment, will arrange a cold
douche, to fall direct on tho catarrhal point
with great force, say from a height of twenty
to t hirty feet. A few weeks of such treat
ment will help to remove this catarrhal
I paid a lilernl foe and returned to Luzerne.
The h x'tor's advice tilled mo with concern.
I feared that such a violent shock might in
duce hemorrhage. The samo night I wrcto
particulars of this interview with a request
for advice to Dr. Messing, a clever physi
cian of Mcrau, Tyrol, who knew my condi
tion perfectly. Threo days later camo tho
telegraphic resiionsc: "Do not go Divonne.
Such t!v:itniont dangerous for jou. Moss
ing." So I did not go, lmt went to Italy
aud, later, Montone instead.
The "following summer I spent several
weeks nt Uicheidiall, Bavaria. 1 heard so
much of tho nbilit' of a Dr. Hchmid that I
Consulted him. Ills diagnosis and treatment
agreed with that of Professor Kussmaul.
Ho advised strong douches on the affected
part of the lung. I stili had my doubts.
Tho next day I consulted Professor Schnei
der. JIu lather undecidedly advised against
tho douche business. A day or two after I
had my client thumped by Dr. Hammerer, a
physician of reputation. Ho opposed tho
douche jdea inoct decidedly. . Said ho: "it
can only do you tmnn. Yi?u eat well, 5iuep
Weil, feel wed and, to ull practical purposes,
uro well. Be satisfied! Don't try dangerous
experiments." The balance stood two for
cold water treatment, threo against. So I
still kept away from Divonne.
A few months thereafter,-en route from
Frankfort to baiieii-Ead.:ii( 1 loft the train
it the littio station whence ono drives to
Fulkeiibtein. I was curious to inspect tho
great Sanitarium ami to meet the eminent
Prefesiicr J.ettweiler. Soon after arriving 1
hud tho professor ironouiico pn my condi
tion, telling him the treatment ICussmaul
had advised. Dettweiler thought -it a good
idea j said, however, that it was not neces
sary to go to Pivoime, that a fluo water euro
establishment was conducted at. Buden,
Baden; that I should eail in Dr. Schlicp,
man of ubility (phj'sician of tho Empress of
Germany), who thoroughly understood water
cure treatment and would arrange to give
mo the powerful douches required.- I left
FilkT?sr.ein delighted. At last I was to have
my duuehea. "t ho very Jay I I'fcai'.hed Pudea
Badeu I sent for Dr. Scbiiep a Li ight, wido
awake 3-oung man, who has a hobby that the
majority of long and throat diseases orlgin
uto from breathing through the mouth. I
fijip! -pried to liimali that Dettweiler had said.
Ho examined me n.teutivply, then asked
what form of bath I was in the' habit of tuk
ing. I answered that for m.niy years I had
taken a daily colij sponge bath, followed by
vigorotw maisogo. "That," said Dr, rJeidii-p,
"is all you need. I see no necessity for any
violent douches in your case." Cheated
I spent part of tho whiter in Montone. I
luid tho tac before Dr. Stiege. His opinion
was that tho treatment proposed wouldn't do
mo much good, but that it couhln't do mo
any harm. Then I consulted Dr. Cube," a
Itussian physician. He most emphatically
believed in the treatment, and ured me to
go to Divonne. Then 1 ivent to j'-Tioe and
consulted Dr. Drummond, a Scotchman. II 3
just as emphatically, with tho broadest
brogue, said: "Don't you go to Divonne.
You'll burst the machine."
My medical balance now stood four in
favor, five against and one on tho fence. The
physicians of greatest reputation, however,
favored the treatment. I had Kndered on
tho subject some two ers, and so I finally
decided that I should at lesss visit' Dironne.
In tho month of April, 1S84, therefore, I en
tered the Etablissement Hydrotherapique do
Divonne, and stood in the presence of Dr.
Vidart. I explained to him the original sug
gestion of Professor Kussmaul, that a very
violent cold water siuck thou id be mado to
in)) c.a the diseased part of the lung, with ajl
tne other medical pros and cons." The doctor
devoted considerable time and care to tho
examination, aud finally delivered the fol
lowing opinion: "Cold water douches will
do you good, but not violent douche3, and
the whole body must be douched except tho
very part which has the chronic catarrhal
Commeni unnecessary. Did 1 follow the
treatment? Yes, for five weeks. Did it bene
fit me? No! It robbed ino of flesh and
vitality, which it took me two years to re
gain. Louis iL Ehi ich in Netv York Tri
bune. An Actor's Memory Fails.
Provost used to relate laughingly how ono
night, just as ho was finishing a tirade in the
role of Hippolyte in "Phedre," while the
publie was hanging on his lips, his memory
suddenly failed him, precisely at the last two
verses. It was impossible to. slacken tho
movement in order to wait for the cuo from
the prompter. In a moment he seized the
situation, and w ith a magnificent transport,
without stopping to take breath, he ejacu
lated two Alexandrines in some volapuk gib
berish, -which, of course, nobody understood;
but nevertheless he was applauded uproari
ously, to such a degree did his gesture, his
tone of voice and, in a vo;-d, the "move
ment," render the improvised language clear,
eloquent and impressive. C. Coquelia in
Carried ia Caues.
Tho cigarette cane is a handsomely mounted
bamboo walking stick. A twist af the silver
head throws open a whole joint - of the reed
and exposes a dozen or two cigarettes neatly
' packed in tho hollow interior, to be taken
out and smoked at the owner's pleasure.
Canes quito as innocent looking sometimes
contain a gill of brandy in a slender metallic
casing, and the esquisite quite frequently
carries a vinaigrette concealed in this fashion
in the head of his walking stick. New York
Fnss "Every Day Talk.
TRACES OF YOUTH.
On the worn features of the wecrictl face
Some youthful memory leaves Its hidden trace;
As la old (.'aniens, left t.y exiled klun.
The uun-ble basins tell of hidden Kprirs.
Dr. O. W. Holmes.
Historian Iianrroft's Autograph.
Tho greater part of Mr. Bancroft's mail li
now mude up of requests for autographs,
and he receives scores every day. Ho deals
with them in a curious way. If tho request
comes from the ordinary mail autograph
Send it receives but littio attention, for tho
historian knows that mnns- rHoii collect
autographs ia this way for sale. Such re
quests find their way into the waste basket.
If tho request comes from a lady, and csjkv
ciully if it is put in nice lunguago and well
written, it is generally replied to with a slip
containing the historian's name, and some
times a few words of advice or a quotation.
Not long ago tho Clover club, of Medina,
N. Y., wrote for un autograph to go in tho
club's autograph book. To this Mr. Ban
croft replied in a very pretty way, to tlo
elfect that he hoped tho memlcrs of the club
would always bo liko its name in clover.
Frank O. Carpenter in New York World.
Not Very Eiicourucl' t;.
"Granny, whar j'ou gwinel"
The sjieaker was a jioor, puny littio picl?i
ninny, black as tho nee of sriades, who
trudged wearily along, almost bowed double
beneath tho weight of an immense bundle of
soiled clothes for tho wash.
'Granny," nu immense body, with seblo
visage, iiouting lower lip end a savage aspect,
turned sharply round and confronted tho
"Whar I gwine? Wharlgwinc? If.':,':
gwlno to tell yo-i r:vw I "-:..: Y-; ..... ,
axin', 4 Whar 'o gwine? Whar 'e irwiueV 'l
- 1 T . .
gwmewiiar 1 gwine clats whar I gwine.
4 Whar 'e gwine if Whar 'e gwinei' al'nys axiu'
'Whar 'e gwine? Whar 'e gwine I ain't
gwine tell 'e w har I gwine."
It is needless to say that no further infor
mation was elicited, or in fact desired,
Hook and Publisher.
There aro tricks in all trades, but I do not
think an author, who has a first class pul
lisber, often suffers from them, and if his
uoo,i. iius in 11, anytumg Wincli touches the
pulso of tho iieople it is sure to selj more or
less and make itself felt in time. A btok
may be better written and have in it more
thought and caro than another, and not sell
half as well because it lacks that vitality
which takes hold of tho great heart of tho
public. But for this tho publisher is not to
blame. Ho has pushed it jusi as hard, and
harder, too, it may be, than ha has the other
orm, but if it docs not sell, it won't, and if
the other will, it will, and the publisher
should not bo charged with favoritism, as ho
sometimes is, or with a false statement when
tho day of reckoning comes. Mary J.
Holmes in New York Mail and Express.
Men with l'mbi-ella.
Men with umbrellas are bigger nuisances
than women. In going up the stairs of the
elevated stations they uhvays adjust tho
umbrella under their arm at such nn nnglo
that they will bo sure to hit tho man behind
iii the aye; nnd uino times out of tea they
wax wrathy wiia they ai rciiioiistra'tod
with. Then notice how a row of men will
stand in front of au 'elevated newsstand,
each ontj with his umbrella, tucked under his
arm nt right angles, entirely oblivious Of the
rights of people who wish to pasa Could
anything bo more asinine? -New York Tri
bune. Stamps in Spain.
Spain has i sud Ft amps evey year or
ortcner for thirty years. On tho appearance
of each new issuo tho ono preceding is de
clared of no valuo. Tho excuse given fcr
this is that it i3 to avoid counterfeiting. But
it always hai pens that subjects of the baby
king havo leit oa their hands many thou
ctnda of dollars' worth of worthless stamps,
and tho' government rcapij the benefit. Now
York Evening World.
J-ew Slexico's Factories.
Leon, the greatest manufacturing town in
New Mexico, has no- large f actoi-ies. Nearly
all the work is dono in tho homes- of the
makers. There is a weekly production t
JO.OOq esdiilss, So.OOq ordma-y blankets, 10,.
1J0 fino blankets, 23,000 pairo'of men's nh&er.,
20,000 pairs of women's bhoec, and KCtU
pairs of childrenrs shoes. Public Opinion.
An lydlr.u'a Stool:,
Andrew J. Blackbird, on Indian chief, nt
Uaibor Spring?, Micb., has written a loek
on tho traditional history of tho Ottawa and
Chippewa tribes. It is written in tho Indian
tongue, and contains besides its histo:ie:l
part a complete system of grammar, in
which tho author rays there are 1,2-H feiiiiS
of single verb. New York Sua..
Xliitlifui, hut Cheeky.
"I ask nothing from anybody," said a capi
talist to a young man who had called on him
to see if ho would uoi lend his assistance in a
J'No," was tr" reply, "I've observed thai.
" Lonevcr you sea anything you wont yoa
just go ahead and take iC" iiercLanS Trav
eler. A Pedestrian's Wajer.
Dumley I'vo mado a bet with Robinson
that I can walk from Twenty-third to Pcrty
second street in eigh. minutes.
Erown You'll lose, Duralcy, sure.
Dumley Thiak so? .
Erown--I know so, too many saloons on
the way. The Epoch.
A Carious JTish.
A curious fish i a purrfish, owned by a
man at pensaoola. It i3 entirely eovcrci
with short quills and is enclosed in a shell as
hard as an oyster's, which opens underneath,
in a very curious manner, and it is alto
gether ono of tho moiit wonderful specimens
of submarine life. Chicago Herald.
It Was VTealf.
Smith (an old school medical student and
a ucw boarder, to the mistress of the house)
Mrs. Jones, you are u believer in homeopathyj
are you not? '
Mrs. Jones Oh, no, sir. TThat made you
Emith Your coffeo. Judgo.
Of Solid Steel.
"I see that a Pittsburg firm has cost a solid
steel gun in one piece," said a theatrical man
ager to a dramatic critic. "Yes, that re
minds me of tho new piece you propose to
produce pretty soon." "How soP "If
solid steal." New York Journal.
One of the dresses of the outfit of a Chines
dramatic company, purchased for an opera
in JNew i ork, contains over i,tjuu,oou
The man in the moon has one advantage
over his terrestial brothers the fuller he
gets the more brilliant he grows. Life.
At Tokio last year 10,240 persons vere
cremated. Only SU I Lad died f i om infectious
The Plaftsmouth Hera Id
enjoying a Boom in both, its
Will be one during which the 6uljects of
national interest tmd im portttnee will bo
strongly agitated and the election of a
President will take jdace. 'J ho people of
Cass County who would like to learn of
and Social Transactions
of this year and would keep apace wilh
the times should
Daily or Weekly Herald.
Now while we have the subject before tho
people we will venture to epcak of our
Which is first-class in all respects and
from which our job printers are turning
out much satisfactory work,
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