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THE' DAILY HERALD, PLATTSMUUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. APRIL 20, 1881.
THE MEDICAL PROFESSION.
LEAST PROFITABLE OF ANY FROM
A FINANCIAL STANDPOINT.
A Comfortablw Living U About All the
Average IMijsJclun Can i:prct The
Doctor. Hill the lt. to lie raid
Tno nifdioal profession 13, taken as a whole,
the leo-st profitable of any In a monetary
point of view. For n, :mm who Seeks
riches, it is re ;I!y tha lu.'.t ono to cuter. It
Is true s:no l.;ivo crown wealthy la tho
legitimate prr.'-tico of nrcH.-lne, hut, such are
very raru ox'vptixns, a:i.l not ono in a thou
sand is so foi tnii.it. l'.eally, n comfortable
living U atiit all tho average physician can
, erjet, and I fore lie can utUiin that ho must
XiiPtt many hardsliips and know much stif
dcnial. If people would only consider tho
sums which l:o must invest lirst before ho
. can attain his "di-grefs," and ufter that lo
foro ho can "pay his way," tho loss of wages
If so wo iray t-jieak, for the years devoted to
study anl waiting for a competency, they
would rcali; Hint comparatively fow bufci
nefcs mca havo to much invest-.!.! ia their
"atock in tr.ado'' as tho doctor. They would
' thou ho lrss ready to deny him a fair com
' peusatioii for his labors.
TUB LAST UllX, PAID.
Not only are tho incomes of physicians, as
a rule smaller than those of men of other
professions, notably tho legal and niinis
terial, hut even tho sunu which they receive
aro grudgingly yiehh!. It is notorious that
the last hill to bo paid is tho doctor's. Trades
men's claims aro always "preferred." If it
happens that the serviced of au undertaker
liavo been employed, he, too, is among tho
first creditors to bo paid. If anything is
left, and thero is no prospect of its being
needed tnr any other purpose, why then tho
doctor's bill is considered. But it would be
violating old customs were it to be paid in
ulL A complete settlement in nine cases
out of ten is only effected after he has de
ducted a large per cent, of what is due him.
Even tho most honest of patients Eeem to
have littlo or no compunction about asking
him for discounts, even when they well know
that the physician's bill rendered is not only
just, but reasonable. "The doctor makes
his money easily," says tho averago itient,
nnd full of.that belief ho adjusts his sense of
right and equity and drives a sharp bargain
If ho can.
It is safe to say that but few physicians In
Kont-'al practice manage to collect more than
half of Jheir bills. It is certainly not pleas
ant to contemplate that a large share of our
people are dishonest, and swindle their phy
sicians. And yet 5uch is actually tho case.
It Ls doubtful if thre Jspny class of men in
business who would 13 content to receive
such treatment V'by in tho nam of all
that is right and proper should physicians bo
obliged to put up with it Probably they
themselves are in a measure accountable for
it. IVerb they more exacting, and, innkjng
tho practice of medicine a trade, insisted
' upon the full and immediate pa3ment for
their services vkrn rendered, their patients
would in time l.-ani to bo honest. Very few
doctors v.ou.'d cr.ro to tako 6uch a course if
ikc-y could, an I yet it is an oien question if
all concerned would not be better in the end
for it. AV'c say that they eaunot niwa3 be
t rigid, if they would. No physician can
r.ct on such lines in thr face of an uufortuvrito
whoso suiTcrings ho fan relieve, or whoso lii'o
lie can save, even if he knov.s l'uil well that
at the nearest grog shop wi'.l Ut y. urso than
wasted the sum he ought to have recoil' "il,
ftnd which he ha3 richly t-ar:i'-.l. Patients
l.nvc learned tho principles which direct phy
sician1, and tiio promptness which sway
them, ami many aro not ido .r to take a mean
MATwNO A CHANGE.
Something after this fashion doe3 ho Miffcr
from them. Wry hkc!y, when, a stranger
r.nd Crt called, the illness ho treats is a
severe on", or it may lo a desperate emer
gency. Ho it cucos;fid in his treatment,
and for reveral months after ia t-ie recog
nized attendant o tint family. They think
much of him, an 1 r:i'- iurut;o neighbors and
friends to patronize him. After ft ti:no his
bill comes in r.nd is met with pome excuse
which is readily accepted. As time goes on
and tha debt remains unpaid, his collector is
jnoro persistent. At last another attack of
sickness occurs in tho samo family, and, in
stead of sending for the physician to whom
they ere indebted, who did so well on a
former occasion, and in whose praise they
have leen so loud, they employ another.
The neighbors see tho otranga physician
calling, and naturally ask why the change.
2ot one of the class of ieopIe wo aro describ
ing have manhood and womanhood enough
toprompt him to give the true, honest rea
son for it. o! They tmuply say Dr. So-and-so
did not do 03 well tho lat time we
"had him" as bo d'" at Crst, and o tve
thought we would not call him again. That,
of course, lias its iufluence, and tho friends
fcr,J neighbors who have previously been
-well cisposed toward him whoso exi'rieneo
-wo are illustrating, aro thereaf U-r inclined
o doubt hi ubility.
Tho conseqaeHCO s, the skillf ul and oblig
ing physician, to whom is owed not only tho
money, for which ho has patiently waited,
Lut a wealth of gratitude for his devotion to
the former sick one, loses not only tho
omouut of his bill, but also the reputation
which he has justly earned in the neighbor
hood. Onaevil disposed person, without a
shadow of truth to eustaia his assertions,
can in a closa community do a physician an
injury, by exciting prejudice against him,
which he cannot overcomo in a lifetime.
Strange aa it may seem, it is yet true, that
these patients of a certain, class, whom he
greats most indulgently, are the easiest made
Jiis worst enrmies. Ikton Herald.
Jxnlon Irizo Kins Rule.
The more important o tho London prize
Twenty-fonr foot ring. Each man has two
seconds. Each man has one umpira Tho
referee's decision is finaL At th call of
"time" tho seconds must leave the ring.
Thirty seconds between rounds Referee
taiil seconds aro the only persons allowed in
the ring. It shall be a fair "stand up Cght,"
and if cither man 6hall willfully throw hini
eelf down without receiving a blow, whether
llow3 shall have been previonsly exchanged
rr not, he shall bo deemed to have lost tho
little; but that this rule shall not apply to a
inan who, in a close, slips down from the
grasp of his opponent to avoid l unMiment
or from obvious accident or weakness. Cut
ting is foul. A man with one kuee aud one
fcand on tho ground Is considered down.
The position of referee and umpire is outside
the rope in front of tho centtr stake, Hug
ging the rci.s thall be deemed foul A
held ag inst tho stakes or upon or against
tho ro-ej ia'coui-icicd down, Chicago Tri
bune. Crrnunj in Xctt Torlc.
Sew York city now has a German popula
tion of STXJ.OOO, and tho German vote there
numbers TU.GUO, making it, as claimed, tho
third Grmaa city of the world, Berlin be
ing the tirst, and Hamburg, with -tW.OOJ,
coaas ixjtond. Chicago Herald.
EATERS OF INDIAN HEMP.
How the lliwhUh Itrankard Carrie On a
L)baneh In a Methodical Manner.
Old and experienced hemp caters go very
methodically to work. They say that to
relish hemp one must first abstain from all
stimulating food aud drink for a brief
period; for only after a short fast can one
tin to to tho full tho delights of hashish and
render one's pystcm fully susceptible to its
influence. Bo, for neveral days previous to
tho "orgio" the e$jerienced hemp eater cats
no mat, drinks neither wine nor spirit,
lives mainly upon vegetable foods, light
pastry, and ripe fruits, and smokes little.
On tho day of tho debauch he rLsts very
early and fatJ till the afternoon, when the
friends who aro to join him arrive. They
prepare for dinner by taking a strongly
charged piie, and inhaling tho thick, white
emoke. A light meal is then served, in
which plenty of sweet jmstry figures, and
each of tho company retires to his cushion
prepared for tho evening's indulgence. Mu
sicians are stationed at tho end of tho apart
ment, dancing girls are introduced, or, if the
host is a very wealthy man, he orders his
o'vn f-laves in. Hemp boluses are passed
around, and the pipes well charged with tho
drug. For this purpose tobacco is first laid
in tho bowl; upon this a Fmall chargo of puro
hashish extract is placed, and the wholo Is
fired by tho means of a glowing ember of
charcoal and saltpetre, which has been
mingled with honey and dried. Strong and
well sweetened coffee is handed round, and
while tho dancing nnd music go on the sinok
crs begin. Lounging buck, they 6uck the
smoke into the lungs and air passages, send
ing it forth again through the widely dis
tended nostrils, and, gazing upon the forms
and faces posturing and revolving before
them, the ' hasha.shiu swims off in a soa of
blissful content that verges upon ecstasy.
As soon as the pipe is exhausted strong
coffee without sugar is taken, and this rouses
the dreamei-8 from their vision of delight.
Hat a "bolus" of hemp cake, and another
pipo well charged, stimulates afresh tho ex
cited imagination, and scuds them off again
into their dreamlands. The singers chant
their love songs, and the almchs sway in
their assionate dances. This goes on for
hours, fresh pipes and coffee being passed
around at intervals, tho smokers waking
from one dream only to gooff into another.
Such on orgie, indeed, is sometimes pro
tracted for two or three days. Then lassi
tude and exhaustion ensue, and the hasbash
experiences a sort of revulsion against the
ding which lasts for some weeks, when the
longing for jt returns. In many parts
among the Ilektaehes, for pxample there
aro regular gatherings for hemp ' smoking,
just us the Xairie of Syria meet on certain
days to driuk hemp tea. The poorer classes
find opportunities for indulging in the drug
in tho so called "meshash"' or hemp houses.
These are forbidden in most moslem coun
tries. Bat though tho law may prohibit, it
cannot suppress these places. St. Jaincr.'
A Snake C'liariner's Methods.
Miss Ida Jeffreys opened tho boxc3 and
took eff the dainty white merino blankets
ami gray wolf robes that wrapped up tho
snakes. She lifted thenj np, fondled them
and handed them over fcr inspection as sb
"How did I become a snake charmerf she
repeated. "Why, that isn't easy to telL I
have always liked enakes. I was born in
Tcvr Vork, nnd this city has always been my
home. I u1 ic lov-- to watch tho snake3 in
their glass cage in Central park when I was
a littlo girl. They always had' a fascination
fcr rue. I didn't want to pet them, you
fcnv.r I don't seo how any sane person can
care to do tiiut-r-but I liked to bo around
them and watch t':e;n. sly pcplp arc in tho
tibow business, and when 1 grow up I went to
work ai a high v. iro performer in the circus-.
I saw tho famciui iJu:n;i Ajanta, tho Hindoo
riil who charmed crakes hero some years
ago. She wa3 t-ill and litko and almost as
slender as a snako. Whilo jserforming with
Ler petj she almost ivemed to bo a snake.
Sho nuvod and a-Ud liko on?. Seeing her
act started mo i.inki:i why an American
girl couhhi't do something in that way I
made up my mind rot to imitate her, but to
get up a snake tu-t of my own. In the fail of
I bought fL!:r littlo anacondas they
were o:dj- six feet long rac-h .flnii began to
practice with them. I got them used to hvr
ing me around and to being handled.
"Didn'c it feel creepy at lirst? Yes, alittl?,
I suppose, hut l"ve nearly forgotten about
that now. When they were quite accustomed
to being handled I began to twine them
around myself. Did I charm them? No. X
don't take any stock iu tho theories of so
called snako charmers. I find that you can
get along very nicely with snakes by merely
handling them gently. You must'nt mako
any sudden niovcunmts where they can seo
you, but let your hanchj giidd rather than go
quickly toward them. If you nlay te
meniber that and never lose your presence of
mind you can handle snakes safely enough.
Hany pooplo believe that the snakes aro
drugged before being handled in the circus.
That is not so. They aro quite as lively as
ever, as you can see." New York "World.
Prevait'nsr Fublie Suinitnonsnesa.
Truly this is an age of tumptuousness in
public places, of eleganco in cars, hotels,
steamers, waiting rooms, store?, business
offices and the like. For little more than tho
regular fare on tho rail wa3-s the man of mod
erate means pan surround himself with such
luxurious appointments a? he can never hope
to secure in his own homo. He can for a
brief period travel liko a nabob, and dino
and lunch liko a lord. An equally brief stay
at ft modem hotel will surround him with a
similar wealth, of appointments. All must
bring about a two fold result. Ono is to
make the traveler determined to acquire tho
monetary power sufficient to bestow upon
his homo the elegance of a boudoir car; tho
other is to render his home and all in it
shabby ia comparison with the ornate beauty
xf tho hotel and tho Pullman. The latter
result is most likely to follow the prevailing
siirai tuouuess in public places. Tha poor
man will feel poorer, the humble home will
seem humbler, because of tho reign of ma
hogany and silver and gilding and carvings
and rich fabrics in places that are not and
never cfs be homes. Pittsburg Bulletin.
Legend Among the IJlucks,
Among those of the negro raeo that live
far from whitp people, their teaching and
their influence, thero is a barbarous belief
that, whereas God is indeed Creator of the
dominant white race, they, poor blacks, aro
tho handiwork of Satan. This making a
man contra to the commands of our Creator
was tho sin for which tho devil, once an
angel of high degree, was flung from heaven:
"Flung into hell," declared my informant,
the corn vender, "en dar he be now tied ter
do wheel er de chariot er fire I Chained ter
do turuin' wheel er fire; en dar he gwine
Etay twel do Kisiu' Day." Finishing the un
couth legend: Tho devil, succeeding only ia
forming the shape of a man without tho
goal, became, as it were, a creator of death.
"He blow en he blew, but dar come no life,
dar come no breaf I" said the woman, ex-
itellv. "ButdeLo'd ho feel ssorry f er do
ile;:d nian dat he gin him er breuf cu t soul
same tz er while man." Uli Sin-paid ia The
I Wn AT IS THE MATTER?
WHY DO AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
STUDENTS LEAVE THE FARM ?
They Study Law or Medicine, or Engage
In Mercantile Fnraulta Some of the
Iteanuns Why They Learn to DUllke
A gentleman who had been invited to tie
liver a commencement address at an agri
cultural college, in which ho had once held
a professor's chair, recently told the writer
of this arliclo that ho found it impossible to
select a subject. We suggested several topics
more or les-s connected with farmers nnd
their calling, but the ex-professor bhook his
head. "It is useless to talk to tho young
men about agriculture," ho said, "the fact is,
when tho students leavo the college none of
them go to farming."
Boeing our bewildered look, tho ex-professor
went on to say that although the students
went from the farm to the college and took
an agricultural course, they all left the insti
tution to study law or medicine, or to en
gage in mercantile pursuits.
THEY GET HIGH NOTIONS.
"I don't know how it is," he said, "but
they all get high notions in their heads, and
they think that farming is too slow and un
profitable to suit them. Dutring tho wholo
time I was at the college, I never knew one
out of the hundreds of ttudeuts to return to
All this was said in a deliberate, matter of
fact way, and we at once jumped to tho con
clusion that if our agricultural schools were
simply used to turn young farmers into law
yers, doctors and merchants, there was some
thing wrong somewhere.
If these facts have not been unconsciously
overstated, the advocates of agricultural ed
ucation will very naturally feel inclined to
ask a fow questions. Are the teachers, as a
rule, men who have a fancy for tho learned
professions? Do the students In their debates
discuss literary and political subjects? Aro
they allowed to devote much time to reading
novels, joetry, history and the newspapers?
An aHirmative answer to these questions
will explain much that is now mysterious.
THOUGHTS WHICH LEAD ASTRAY.
The young agricultural student who finds
his professors always talking about great
lawyers, writers, and successful business
men, will fall into their way of thinking.
I'olitical debates will fire him with the ambi
tion to distinguish himself at the bar or in
puhjic life. Top much time devoted to belles
lettres will tnake him think of t. very thing in
the world except diversified farming.
But it may be that none Of the points men
tioned can lie urged against the agricultural
schools and their teachers. What, then, is
tho matter? Do our youngsters naturally
take a dislike to farm life? Do their fathers
tell them that there is no money in it and
that the farmers are growing poorer every
There is something in this, way of putting
it. Wheu farmers take' a gloomy, hopeless
view of their occupation, they cannot ex
pect their sons to look on tho bright side of
things. And yet, in spite of all that can bo
said,' thv fact or.iiUiiy that, tLti yuu and
industrious farmer who goes ' to work with
the advantage of a scientific education, has
it in his power so make himself happy, in
dependent, prosperous and distinguished.
But, after all, success does not depend so
much upon the education, or the land, as it
doeti upvu ihpiu.'r, Atlanta Constitution.
ITonso Interiors iiAlgiers.
I took advantage of tho offer of tho Arab
in his character of guide and followed him
up narrow streets and through whitewashed
tunnels to ramshackle doors, hung in the
most primitive manner, with big round
headed and ornamental nails in various de
signs, and furnishxl with elaborate brass
knockers. The last named invention of pro
tended usefulness must have been intended
for foreign callers. The Arab's way of
knocking at the door is in accordance with
iho primitive hinges; he pounds away with
his list until some ono of the inmates an
swers. A man or boy may come to the door;
but a woman either" emits a decidedly audi
ble; scream from the inner court, or she
pokes her head thj'uiigh ft window just bfo
enough, or peeps over a terrace" wall (con
cealing her face, of course) to question the
caller as to his name aud object.
The outer door is very frequently left wide
oiiuiij Jaiit the houses, with few exceptions,
are constructed with sulhciont iugvjuuity to.
orc-vent passers by from seeing anything but
i blank wall and a littlo vestibule turning at
i right angle.' Occasionally, however, one's
curiosity is rewarded by a glirnpso of tho
inner court, neatly paved with littlo six sided
red tiles, with here and there a valuablo
xptare of ancient marble faience let into the
loor sill or the Vdado"; slender oleander
boughs or the tortuous branches of a fig tree
throw shadows in delicate patterns across the
pavement, and a thread of sunlight finds its
way into an inner chamber. In no case is an
outsider expected to enter without knocking.
Should an Arab valk into a vesjjfeetabla
neighbor's house ho would run the greatest
risk of being stabbed, but he would no more
think of doing so than we would recognize
tho propriety of a gentleman walking de
liberately into a lady's bedroom. F. A.
Bridgman in Harper's Magazine.
An Old Telegrapher's Kscape.
"I am a confirmed believer iu the pld adago
that ono is never too pld to learn,'' said a
prominent railroad man. "And I also be
lieve," ho added, "that there are a good many
things learned early in life which prove of
material value to a man when he is creeping
along In years. When was clerking a few
years ago I learned telegraphy, and used it a
great deaL Circumstances so decreed ihy
future that I have not used it during late
years. Recently I went to the uptown office
of a ivril JvUQwn broker for the purpose of
making some inquiries relative to certain
stocks, my idea being to buy some. A young
woman was in charge and she sat at a teleg
rapher's desk. When I had stated my busi
ness she fairly jumped on the button, and
then, to my surprise, I found that I could
read the questions and answers as easily as
though i was but yesterday when I was
doing the same work myself. My curiosity
was considerably aroused, and two or three
I times I was on the point of answering the
questions that came over the ticker before
sho had time to repeat it. Finally this mes
sage came over the wires:
'Has he got moneyf
'Yes, and I think he is a good pigeon.'
" 'Is he dressed well V
" 'Quite, and ho looks respectable.'
"This last was too much for me, and before
tho astonished woman could translate the
reply I Ced from the office," New York
Hunting Wild Turkeys.
A citizen of Blakely, Go., has a novel
method of hunting wild turkeys. He takes
a tame gobbler along, tethers it to a tree,
then hides and waits for the wild birds to
corno up and moke its acquaintance. Chi-
coco Herald. . . ... . .
Around the camp lire's glow.
Wild, dreamy, clear yet low.
Starts the gay song from crag to crag ascending;
Along the mountains bold.
Through still airs keen and cold.
Deep voices with the river's niuxic blendio
By laughing waves beset
The shore's vexed pebbles fret,
While the bright stream, its flushing Kpunio di
viding. In ripples plays aivhllo
Around each rocky Islo,
Then slips away into tho shadows gliding.
Now, as our flown words fade
Through murky glen uud glade,
A thrillish hush on every ctirred heart falling.
Comes silent calm, profouud.
Save for some forest sound
The gule's sih, wolf's cry, or, hi atnorou-wcalling.
The lonely elk's low note,
Now near and now remote,
Liko weird leollon tones iu distance dying.
Sweet as a lo'er's luto,
Soft as a low breathed flute,
The cooing echoes from tho rocks replying.
Who would not ever bo
Thus careless, wild and free.
All life by day, through long nights soundly
As trustingly wo rest
On loving Nature's breast,
Fanned by tho night wind's wings about us sweep
ing? How lovely Ls night's noon.
Lit by tho silver moon
Through leafy waving branches softly gleaming!
Whilo the calm stars above,
Liko bright eyes looking love,
Gaze pent?ive down uu us fondly dreaming.
O. L. Blood ia Overland Monthly.
A DEMORALIZED "DOG CORPS."
Tl.o Joke I'layed on French ?TI!!fnjT
Men by an Km;!:-;. O-.iicr.
An amusing 6tory is told in connection
with an English officer, who recently passed
through Belfort, a well known fortress in
France. Provided with letters of introduc
tion to the officer in command, he was
treated with great distinction, and among
other interesting experiments ho was invited
to witness the efficiency of "the dog corps,"
their training quarters being at that strong
hold. The dogs are huge animals, mainly of
tho staghound and collio breed, crossed with
the English bull dog. To strangers they aro
very ferocious, and every day they aro shown
soldiers in German uniform and are expected
to fly at them, being at first withheld by a
strong chain. This lesson being thoroughly
learned t he dogs aro taken to the outposts
near one of the small redoubts that environ
the city, and each ono is attached to a senti
nel. Sometimes a sham German creeps up
or saunters along. The dogs fly after him
with such zest that, as a rule, tho soldier has
to take to tho nearest tree for safety.
Tho English officer appeared to be much
pleased with the result, but was very scep
tical when tho Frenchmen claimed that tiiey
could send the dogs from the outpost to ad
vanced patrols with messages and receive an
answer in due course of time. The English
man doubted the statement to such a point
as to lead to an animated discussion, pml f.
-ttgei: fof a punyb, and cigars," tho experi
ment to Be ihado on the following morning.
The French officers came to the rendezvous
in carts especially constructed for the trans
portation of the dogs and wrote their mes
sages and attaehixl them to tho t;pJIai iu a
smull pockotlHioli, T1j3 Englishman looked
ou with a quizzical smile and appeared highly
amused, when, under instructions, the d--
started oflt at a ruu to vzjoa points on the
f.vaneed line where were stationed the
The hounds ran true for a couple of hun
dred J-ardbj when, to the astonishment of the
Frenchmen, they all broke off at a tangent
and began running round iu a large circle in
a etato of furious excitement. Tho instruct
ors went to investigate the matter, but could
seo no reason for tjie dogs' ctraugs move
ments. Aftei some trouble and delay they
wero brought back to tho starting point and
were again released, with a similar result.
The Englishman won hi3 wager by rising
early in tho morning and c-.ntering oroutid
the circle trailing an aniseed bag behind hiai.
Tho hounds, true to their instinct, forget
their military training on striking the sup
posed scent of some animal and immediately
followed It, much tq the discomfiture of the
staff of ".the dog corps." San Francisco
Xeroes of New Orleans?
Tho negroes aro instinctively polite, and,
in Creole families, especiall', many have at
tained a degree of polish not unworthy
American imitation. They aro fond of copy
ing the customs of tho whites, and at their
coinnionoomeiits, for example, their sjecches
are upt to be at least as long and their floral
tributes as profuse as iu similar assemblages
of the lighter race.
In New Orleans, at least, there is no de
partment of labor for wliich they aro fitted
into which they are not allowed to enter.
The men are coachmen, house servants, let
ter carriers, carpenters, masons, shoemakers,
chimney sweeps, gardeners, carpet layers,
upholsterers, mattress makers, furniture
movers, and they enjoy a monopoly of
the organ grinding business, while the
women who are not engaged in strictly
dimfistio beryice pursuo" tho occupations
of -seamstresses, hair dressers and vege
table and fruit venders. One is in great
demand when a fashionable dinner or
lunch is pending, for sho is not only a cun
ning artificer of the old time dishes, but she
understands, besides, their proper arrange
ment upon the table. Another, who was
formerly herself a slave owner, drives abov.t
the cify in her little cart selling sausu,o.
meat" and . hogshead cheese cf her own
manufacture, and she owns several littlo
houses whose foundations have been laid in
her jars of pickles and preserves. As a rule,
however, the negro population is unamoi
tious. New York Post,
Country People of India.
One can scarcely realize, when passing
through much of this country, that it ii
thickly peopled. Onr sees large areas of cui;
tivated lands, but apparently ho houses. But
every now and then, half hidden among
trees, one sees a mud wall ten to twelve feet
high and covering, say, from a 100 feet to
400 or 500 feet square. This mud wall con
tains a farm hamlet or village, and has
within it little hovels and cow yards for a,
dozen, twenty, or more families. Women
and cWklren constantly ask for 'backshish"
(presents). They do it most good naturedly,
and never get angry when we drive them olf
with a good humored thrust from our cane,
About the large cities the old ruins cover
many miles more or less cultivated. Along
tho roads in these children by tho dozen ran
by our carriage crying "backshish" in all
tho tones possible to youngsters from 3 or 4
years old up to 10 or more. Boys half naked,
girls with rings in their ears and noses, and
bracelets and anklets jingling. All havo
beautiful teeth, and grin and laugh and pat
their stomachs to assure us they are" quite
empty. None are so poor that they do not
put rings and bracelets on the girls. I had a
woman beg of me today, and yet she must
have had on a dozen or more of these orna
ments. Much of the wealth of a family is
thu3 carried on the females. When necessity
pinches they sell or pawn them. The women
aro thus the bankers of the men. Carter
Harrison ia Chicago Mail.
The Plattsmouth Herald
Is on joying a Boon in both, its
Will be one during wliich the subjects of
national interest and importance will b(j
strongly agitated and the election of a
President tal;o place. The people of
pass County who would like to learn of
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 t-pcak of our
Which is first-class in all respects and
from which our job printers are turning
out much satisfactory work.
KITH Kit THK
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