The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19??, July 14, 1888, Image 3

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Striking i
Abundoafd VcMl-Iui;r
, Wttlrr toBB Wwk-Tua
tfreitt Kali A VhlUliiC Iluoy Adrift.
' -- KuiMTtltlou Bailor.
.'? A derelict is anything that Las ljeen for
' " i anken ir abandoned, ami, ns applied to the
' J son, it U a vessel tlmt Las been abandoned by
'Vr licr crew and left floating on the ocean.
S Jierclicts are much more plentiful than a
J1 .nsunl oltservcr would imacine. Besides ves-
fuln Mink near tlio roust in suhicn-utly shal
low water to make their protruding masU
dangerous to passing ships, tliere wtrti, taau
iiverago, seventeen Iloating derelicts in tho
. Iv.rth Atlantic retried to the hydrographio
office for each month of the year lsst. A
larger nnmUr of them was righted in tho
luto fall, winter ami early spring than dur
ing I ho other wasons of tho year, no doubt
liecausu there were then more, dangerous
-ktonns on the ean. Some of theso derelicts
drift around month after month, at tho will
of tho wind and current, and are reported
tirno after time bv i Missing vessels.
Tlie most interesting wreck that has been
reported for some years is doubtless that of
the derelict s;liooner i weniy-ono menus.
"fihn was altfiu.lohed on March J4, VMT about
unn liiiiulreil Xld nevoid V-fivo miles east of
OiiKjIIenrv. Beinz lumber laden, she con
tinned to float. Her mast3 were carried
nvroy close to the deck, so that there was but
Hid.. Kiirfji.-e fToosetl to tbe winu, ana nor
progress was nli.-ost entirely duo to the cur
rent of tho Culf Stream. Her track across
the Atlantic was diructly iu tho route of tho
European steamers, by whom sho was
riirhted many times, ami whose captains
loiibtless irrow to recard her as worse than
twenty-ono enemies! Tho last rcjxirt
received placed her about seventy
miles north of Caiio Ortegal, SjMiir, on Den.
A 1vSTi She was probably towed into Some
ltnv .r Hiscav fishermen, who
mi it lmvo ret-arded her as n rich find. Dur
ing her long cruise she covereil somo :?,:J00
mflfs, which mado an average of about 4:25
..ill.-, r.f'ss each month. A number of
Khnilar cases eonld lie given where derelicts
have lvu reporUl month after month iutho
iii.'iiu-nvs of commerce.
t,, and iceU-rirs are eneouutercd only at
mvirticiiUr i-eriod of the year, and within limits ..i the ocean, but derelicts a ro
lini.i.. t l met anvwhero and at anytime.
A ship striking one of these watr loggeil
wrecks would e apt to sustain nlxmt ns
mm, li ,l,iiiiii as if she ran umm u rock. An
inhospitable wist is known at night by its
i;l.t the presence of ieelergs by the chill
of" the water in tho vicinity ;but luring dai k
r'sli(r. is nothiuz to indicate tho
,v - ' tt "
ir-iu-" tif ft derelict.
Sometimes, when it is found necessary to
nlKiiuioit a vessel, Ihe captain is thoughtful
enough to set her on tire. Sometimes, if tho
ea 1 and tiie weather favorable, a
captain, on meeting one of theso derelicts,
.. ;ii I. mt iin.l s-iid some of his crew
. fir., lu-r. but this is also a rare occurrence.
JVimrts are occasionally received of ships
being injur-.l by striking wrecks, and no
doubt some of those that havo left iort, and
fievor Ui-ii heard from afterward, have been
i i.i t..t this wnv.
l'erhaiis the most novel derelict on record
was that of tho great ruft which it was ut
...... ..1.1 t.i tow round from tho Canadian
Coast to New York some months ago. Tho
attempt failed, tho towing steamer broke
way from tho raft, and the great mass of
a i..t. to float about directly m the
paTh of vessel coming n0 Now Vork.
v. the raft was speedily broken up and
... . ..1 ai,1 nn (Serious casu-
I vnnu-n to havo occurreu irom iui
i: :,.nu &-itli th.ti.
"a word on the subject of bouys which Imvc
r..... .Irift mav not to amiss, ttbiiem
i 1 , ..f and insiimificant, a few ni s
1 xr?e and heavy, and might do considerable
damage to ft ship if run iato at
full sieed There is a small number
of lighted, whUti..!g buoys at im
rortant iints on our co:t. Theso are of
.oi,.i. siz.vmi.1 act as l;eaccns, and, at
t. tuv c-ive warniuz by the
.1ia. ii,f.v make. The whistle is automatic,
.,.,.1 w w.n.ulo.1 twentv or thirty times amin
ute by act ion of the sea. There is a chamber
w,;.-ii is forced, and it is lighted ly
means of a lens lantern at the top of the
tliA p-as must be replenished
1 X I . 11 vv.ii. o
i vim!r intervals.
in1nf tlM enormous buoys was driven
from its moorings oil t'are llattcras, in De-
i. Tisr. nn.l after takins an iuvolun-
firv Jounny of about twelve hundred miles,
it was. on the tfT.tli of tho following May,
i .....l inuwl into liormimii ly an
eaiiiuii'u - - .
tinier. It was m goo.1 condition,
lmteviden-es of its long trip were found in
the la r-e Itimacles adi.vrit to it. hen it
-.,..l .... 1.wrniisrt tllO H'.li stKllieS-
81:1111 u.i i j w- f .
hauste.1, causing tho light tokw.uu extin
fnisbeil but doubtless tbo whistle continued
to pipo lustily with every rise and fall oi the
''imagine the disma; oi superstitious
mariner whoso ears should t? Cieetea bv a
lialf lozen violent whoops in the small lioUra
i.f the night, when ho comfortably believed
that no object was within miles of the ship.
Lieut. E. 1. Underwood, U. S. N.
A Hank Clerk' IMnisnmcut.
A new method of punishing dishonest bank
clerks is now leing tried in a certain institu
tion of that kind iu 'ew York. Some time
ago n clerks account were investigated aud
he was found to be several thousand dollars
hhort. To remove and prosecute the man
would have Uvn troublesome nnd apt to hurt
the reputation of the bank, so they have
made him stay, as it nothing had happened,
but Lave placed him in such a position that
he can take no more, and informed his fellow
clerks of tho defalcation. Ho is avoided py
' the insiders, and Lis ieition is about as
disagretr.ble as can well be imagined. Con
stants under surveillance, ho will work out
in time the amount Lo Las taken, and will
then ! discharged. rhiladelphia Times.
A Subject for a Museum.
A news item states that "an umbrella has
Utn mado in Glasgow for a king in East
Africa measuring twenty-one feet ill diam-..t.-r."
The dimensions of the umbrella are
not given, but we should think it
i.-.v in l r.rettv bulky to cover
a king
twenty-one feet in diameter. . A king so cor
pulent could make more money by travel
ing in this country with a 10-ceut show than
t.emaiu on a throne ut home. Noi ris
town HerakL
It Takes Brains to (Tin.
Skirting GootLs Tealer Yes, my adver
tised rMuet ions are in good faith. I'm sell
ing stnndard laseba,U.s to boys at five cents
Friend (in the same line) Great Seottl
Yoa ll bo bankrupt.
"'o I won't ! I'm getting rich. You see
I'm a silent iit tner in tho firm of Fainter &
Glazier, dealers in window gloss, etc." Lin
coln Journal.
A Morbidly Bonaltlv Kmprm
Tbe craprws of Austria spent week at
Bournemouth recently, exapertlcg almost
to frenzy tbo antagonism between tbe two
rival hotels, and finally electing, cot tho
(esthetic and more fashionable Bath, but the
quieter Exeter. When, a few days before
her arrival, 6be Intimated her Intention of
taking up her abodo in tho last named hou90
it was summarily cleared of all its guests,
ith tho exception of ono unoffending old
maid, who hod occupied a ton ledroom for
seven months, took all her meals In ,tho
privacy of her chamber, and was warranted
not to show obtrusively on tho-stairs. The
eraprtss, her daughter Valerie, and a large
suite filled thirty-six rooms for a wook. The
empress, spare, tall, erect, has retained much
of tho far famed beauty which mado tho
Frincess Elizabeth, of Thurn and Taxis, tho
most admirable woman of her time.
Her magnificent hair, as luxurious as ever,
is almost untouched by time, and sho 6eema
to disclaim every artifice of toilet and appear
ance. Sho dressed plainly, unlx-connngly,
almost shabbily, roso early, walkod out aloue
with tho lady like proprietress of tho hotel at
half past 0 o'clock p. in., took long walks on
the sands, indifferent alike to wind, sunshine
or rain, coining homo sometimes drenched to
tho skin, visiting tho i ler only when all tho
inhabitants were safely housed for their
meals, giving no trouble, und apparently
satisfied with everything. She had been so
cruelly mobbed at Cromer, on tho east coast.
that sho had become morbidly sensitive about
beinz stared at, and, to avoid observation,
resorted imprudently to a device more likely
to attract attention than to shun it. She
sallied forth iu tho coldly inclement weather
with a hirco fan. which sho held up before
her face whenever she suspected tho passers-
by of scanning her features. Tho Argonaut.
A Chango in tho i:uttous.
Thero Is nothing more noticeable to me
than tho wonderful chango in tho buttons
that women wear that has taken place in
two years. Ferhaps I notice it more on ac
count of being in tho business, but it is so
radical that any ono would i.rceive it if ho
had Lis attention called to it. Formerly tho
buttons wero fancy and largo; now they are
small, plain nnd cheap. When merchants can
sell manufactured buttons for three cents a
dozen it reduces tho profits of tho manu
facturer. Stylo has decided that buttons
shall bo small and plain. Iu consequence, it
is very seldom that a woman pays more than
twenty cents a dozen for tho buttons sho uses
on her dress, and tho majority use live cent
anil ten cent buttons.
But this stylo will not last long; it will get
around to tho old price where it was profit
able to manufacture buttons. Two years ago
tho stylo was to wear novelties, and the but
tons used on dresses never cost less than fifty
cents a doxen. Tho size tf tho buttons began
to increase, and it was not uncommon to see
buttons two inches squaro on cloaks, ilany
ludies paid as high as $:i apiece for buttons
They were made iu fancy shaios, and thero
aro few ladies who havo not pretty collec
tions iu their scrap bags. They will bo use
ful somo dav. for the fashion in buttons is
always changing. Our trade fluctuates ao-
coi-dincrlv. A ith Improved machinery 16 is
now eosv to make a cheap, plain button.
Bono is tho principal material for theso but
tons, and vecetablo ivory is also used, us
well us comjHJsititJn. Globe-DpinociaK
AVild Animals in Africa.
Of tho wild animals, singularly enough
only tho leopards are dreaded, for tuey often
attack man, which tho lions never do, nl
though they lurk in tho bush by twos and
threes. Tho negroes tola JSmm they wero
under tho control of a chief named Lotter, a
very simple, good natured man, who always
kept two tamo lions in his house (a fact), and
as long as ho receives occasional presents of
com and goats, prtruts tbo wijd iiun ivoni
doing any mischief.
It is curious to noto that the lions here aro
cood tempered (lierhaps because they find
abundance of food), and they are also much
admired, a9 was shown Ly the, fullcwing ill
cident: "Ono dav," ho says, "we caino upon
a lion caught in a pitfall, whereupon Chief
Lotter was fetched, and he pushed into tho
pit branches of trees to enable tho lion to get
out: this it did, and after giving us a roar of
acknowledgment, walked off unharmed.
"Another chief is said to possess tho power
of keeping the game away from tho pitfalls.
Ono of our men told me that this chief wa3
at ono timo detained' under arrest at the sta
tion for u few hours, tho consequence bein
that no garao came near tho station for about
eight days, 60 that a present had to bo sent to
the chief to appease him. Chief Chulong's
wife is also famous for ber power over the
numerous crocodiles whic h make their home
in Khor Gineti. "-.-Christian at Woi-.k.
Trizes of tho Ocean.
Sperm whales, tho monsters of deep water,
aro tho richest prizes of tho ocean, jieiJing
spermaceti from their brain cases, ivory
from their lower' jaws, 'rich, yellow oil from
their sides, and (when diseased) tho almost
priceless nmliergri from their entrails. Xexf
in value comes th l ight whale, tho inhab
itant of tho Arctic, in whose mouth whale
bone is subst it uted f or i vory. The upper jaw
is furnished with this substance, a great pilo
of which lies high on the beach at Herring
cove. It ;s, irhap. ten inches across where
it joins the Jaw, and reminds ono more of a
-reat comb with tangled hair attached than
anything else. The "teeth" are closely set,
and nro throe foot and more Ions-, tanerinsj
to ft point and terminating in voi lite fila
ments. While tho sperm whalo feeds on squid at
the lottom of tho ocean, tho right whalo
Meods along y-Uh oien mouth, engulfing
huge quantities of water and greater or
quantities of tho animalcules and small fish
on which it subsists. When his cavernous
mouth is full ho closes it, blows out tho water
throfigh his spout holes, and with tho aid of
hi tongue swallows the little creatures
which liave become immcshed iu the curious
attachment of his upper jaw. Cor. Balti
niore American.
A Horrible DcaiU Sentence,
Wo mentioned tho terrible sanctions by
which tho Chineso secret societies enforce
their laws, which, of themselves, make them
dangerous subjects, and Tho Liverpool Fost
furnishes a remarkable illustration. Accord
ing to a report from the American minister
at IPekin, a man belonging to an association
of gold beaters nt Toochow recently took
more apprentices than one. This is forbidden,
so tho local trades union took up the matter
and condemned tho man to be bitten to death,
ind the sentence was literally carried out.
Ono hundred and twenty-three men had a
Lite at him beforo he e.rpired. It would not
striko tho childlike and bland Chinee that
there was auything specially horrible in such
a form of murder. London Spectator.
Tlio Celebrated Watch.
A lady who had been abroad was describ
ing somo of tho sights of her trip to a party
of friends. "But what pleased mo as much
n nn vth in z." she said, "was the wonderful
clock nt Strasburg." "Oh, how I should love
to see it I" exclaimed a pretty young woman
in Tiink. "1 am so interested in such things.
And did you see the rvletr&ted watch on the
Fdiiuer tjaeriea ,
Matins AinonB Savages A Law In It rail 1.
Deterioration of I loyal 111 owl In Eu
rope Cermany's Terll rhyslcal Culture
Should lie Looked After Results.
It is both interesting and instructive to
study the people ami races of the earth, as
their methods of contracting marriages in
fluence their deterioration or advancement.
Among the Esquimaux, who rank very low
on the scale of humanity, marriage is a mere
matter of convenience. The sentiment of
love seems almost unknown. The woman
simply needs to be fed, and tho man requires
some one to make bis clothes and to take care
of his hut while he is hunting or fishing. The
contract is made when tho parties are in in
fancy. Tho boy's father selects a littlo girl
for his son's wife, and pays her father for her
-perhaps a pair of 6now shoes or a dozen
percussion caps. 1 ho two are then consia-
ered engaged, and when they becomo old
enough I ivo together. It is ut once evident
that uo attention can here be given to those
points which should govern a wise and scien
tific marriage. The prosjective bride and
groom are too young, at the timo when they
aro nil ia need, for any ono to know into what
sort of representatives of their race they will
develop. Perhaps tho question of cheapness
is tho main one. l.heir method of contract
ing marriage alliances goes far to show why
it is the Esquimaux have remained so long
at their present low leveL
Iu various parts of South America there is
an ample field to study tho effects of judi
cious alliances. Thero exists there almost
every variety of cross between tho native In
dians, tho resident und Indolent Spaniards,
and other more active, vigorous ami intel
lectual Europeans. Tho alliances aro hardly
formed with a view to the laws of scientific
parentage, though they clearly show tho
working f theso when they have been ob
served, as well as the opposite ctTect when
they have been disregarded. There is a re
markable and self-imposed family law which
lopularly prevails, we aro told, throughout
Brazil In relation to matrimony. It is recog
nized among all the higher classes. The man
who is about to marry is required to furnish
a certificate f ron one or moro physicians
that he is free from diseases of a certain char
acter, aud that he is free also from all signs
of any of tho diseases which are liable to bo
transmitted to tho offspring. ot only that,
but the physicians consulted must testify
that, as far ns they can learn, there exist no
reason to believe that tho union will be other
than iu accord with the laws of sanitation.
Tho ruling families of many of tlio small
European states have their range in marriage
selection so restricted by their social code ns
to furnish noteworthy examples of the dis
obedience of tho laws of scientific wedlock.
Tho consequence is, the members are often
feeble minded, weak bodied, bigoted nnu dis
eased. Francis Cn'tcrn cp&ks of tho disnp
Jearauc6 largely duo to marriage selection
in England of the once famous and thorough
bred looking Norman t-pe. Whoa fvuud
now it generally exists, not among celebri
ties, be.t in Inconspicuous members of aristo
cratic families such as undistinguished army
officers and the like. He notes, too, tho very
evident superiority in highbred appearanco
of tho otherwise less noteworthy Austrians
over the modern Prussians. Yet th.o
Prussians well in tho world's iront as
they barf) vJaotd themselves aro run
mug a race danger in their constant
employment in the army of their best men,
Theso aro exposed to early death, aro often
tempted into vice, and aro prevented fv&.
marrying during tho, piiiuo a life. The
fchorter. aud weaker men, with feebler consti
tutions, are left at home to raise tho families;
and thus danger is threatened to tho con
tinued superiority of tho population.
In many countries the poorer classes umrry
early and havo large families. They are too
iirnorant to kuow anj'thing of tho scientific
laws which should govern marriages and pa
rentage. JTot oidy ore they poor aud ig
norant, bat often vicious. Says Greg: "The
careless, squalid, unaspiring Irishman multi
plies likb rabbits; tho frugal, farseeing, self
respecting Scot, stern in Lis inor-ulu y, spirit
ual in his faith, sagaeions and disciplined in
intelligence, passes his best years in struggle
and celibacy, marries late, and leaves few
behind Uini, Given a land originally peopled
by a thousand Saxons and a thousand Celts,
and iu a dozen generations five-sixths of the
population would be Celts; but five-sixths of
the property, of the power; of tha utaiiect,
would beng thw one-sixth of the Saxoni
that remained." Says another writer: "It
is one of the laws of life that each individual
shall to a great extent take tho bensSt and
evils of it3 own nature, no matter whether
these come f rom ancestors by inheritance or
are self produced from habit. A child is en
titled a to birth with as few defects of char
acter and constitution as it is possible to giye
t. Parents aro bound by honor and by their
own self interest, if they bring children into
tho world, to do it under such circumstances
and conditions that their offspring may live
healthy, happy, useful lives. To bring chil
dren into the world which will bo incapable,
criminal, or so dia&ed that their whole lives
will bo miserable, is wrong, if not a crime."
Tho day when true sanitary marriage will
become the rulo is a long way off. Tho need
must be made moro plainly evident. In this
country we aro developing, from the amal
gamation of many strains, a race wnoiiy new
16 the world. Our immigrants, as they inter
marry with those that have preceded them,
produce descendants of a quicker and more
aggressive mental typo than tneir own, ana
it is noted by Darwin that the bodies and
limbs of these descendants arp very noticea
bly longer than those of their ancestors. Dur
ina our civil war the uniforms manufactured
to tit the average American soldier, including
thoso of foreign descent, though born here,
were found, as a rule, to be much too long
for foreismers just arrived. When we shall
have learned, and learned to apply, the laws
of proper selection iu marring? our race
michfc to be second to nono in health and
nhvsical development, and that means, also,
intellectual advancement. A wide stop to
ward the needed reform has been taken by
up as a people, for far more than ever before
are we interested in physical culture, upon
which health so clearly depends. There is a
promise that it will yet have the high place
m tho curriculum of education which it de-
in tbo cur
Our schools now, on account of tho absence
it n Tirntwr svstein of nhvsical culture, aro
constantly sending out into tbe world young
men and young women who, by reason of
their infirmities, never ought to marry. And
.roin mir ill ventilated countiiitr rooms and
factories aro generating an army, the off
which must present every phase of
bodily imperfection. The remedy for this id
physical culture, and the sooner it is recog
f;,i i.-o- n. nnd particularly by our edu-
uttr Sotiial reformers and phi
lanthropists have here a wido field for culti
vation. Let them impress upon our gro wing
youth the importance of healthy bodies, har
Ani.ljir Hcwinrvd bv urooer exercise. Let
them also aid them everywhere, as our be
nevolent institutions hero in Boston have
done, by providing gymnasiums and grounds
for open air sports, and they will wdl have
.u. i. i .1. uari rrirtliip labors.
earnoci iuo uikuvsv -
boston Herald.
Wbat It Is In TVhleh tha fktnl of the Or
gan Consists.
The Individual peculiarities and delicate
expressions or tbo Human voice nave been
looked upon as almost belonging to tbe soul,
and as, therefore, incapable of reproduction.
e recognize people by theso slight, but suro,
differences In quality, and think that "there
is no mistaking that voice." Wo pay tho
same tribute to tbe individuality of each kind
of musical instrument, being able to distin
guish ono from another positively, by the
quality of the sound only, after hearing pre
cisely tho same musical noto struck upon
Tho first question to bo answered is, what
Is tho difference in the sounds of dif
ferent voices and of different mu
sical instruments by which wo distin
guish them, if it is difference neither in
the loudness nor in tho pitch of tho tono pro
duced? It Is tho simultaneous sounding of
other notes which accompany faintly tho
noto played ujon tho instrument, not loud
enough to be heard, but giving it richness
and quality in precisely the same way that a
chord makes a richer souud than a single
noto. These extra notes, sometimes called
sympathetic vibrations, aro too faint to be
separately recognized, but they modify tho
original note, giving it a richness, quality of
"timbre" which differs for every instrument.
Tho piano is richer than tho harp, because
its strings aro surrounded by a case which
imparts the vibrations of each string to such
of tho other strings as are in accord with it,
thereby causing those nearest in agreement
to accompany every note struck. Tho pro
portion of faint notes which accomiany the
note played is different in different kinds of
musical instrument-', being nHVeUd by tlio
shape of the case, tho material, etc. ; hence
the difference in quality of sound.
In talking, tho sounds of the voice are mado
nearly all in ono note, and articulation is
simplj'' tha elTect of rapid and decided varia
tions in tho quality or the timbre of tho note,
as if the instrument which was sounding was
rapidly changed from an organ to a violin,
a piano, etc., as tho uiiierent sj'liabies aro
pronounced. Theso changes in tho musical
nature of the niouth aro niado by using tho
tonguo, palato, lips and teeth to vary its
shape and bring out tho extra vibrations in
tho various proportions of different musical
instruments from moment to moment. In
other words, speech or ' articulation consists
of ono tono produced by the voice or vocal
chords, and then modified by the various
shapes which tho mouth can assume so as to
possess at will the quality giviug properties
of any instrument. This inflexibility of the
voice is illustrated by the fact that tho voice
can imitate almost any musical instrument,
Many ieoplo do pot realize that a coiix.
tion is carried on . in pearly "Kl!nglo tone,
with variqiy hi" its"quality only. When
wo vary the pitch of the notes produced by
tho voice, as well as the quality, we are sing
ing, and when wo Yi"y the pitch without
varying the quality, that is, without pro
nouncing words, wo
"hutv.unng" a tuuo.
Harper's YA eekly.
The Jackals of Calcutta.
Ivind friends had warned us, ere wo retired
to sleep the first night in Calcutta, not to
supposo that thero was anything tho matter
if wo should hear tho cry of the jackals. But
for that warning I do not know what our
feelings would Lave been when, awakened
froni our first sleep by them, wo heard a
pack pass closo to tho house. It seemed to
us as though the conseieneo of tho whole city
had unbarred tho portals of hell and put a
trumpet in tho hand of every liberated fiend.
I had presumptuously imagined that famil
iarity with the concerts of London cats
would enable me to sleep through the jack
als' efforts.
But though tha cat has undenfablo power
he can never hope, ta reach tho top notes of
tho jackal. Tbi3 latter, indeed, lacks the
conversational variety of tho moro domestic
animal. Ho confines himself mainly to one.
tune, which bf gins, in a semi-apologetio low
uote, then ascends a little, still with a suspi
cion of apology and explanation that ho did
not mean to make quite 6o much noiso but
could not help it; and then the flood gates are
open, and seeming to say that he does not
care ho yells with ecstatic abandon. Terrible
as a "wandering voice" of tho night tho
jackal appears a poor creature should ho bo
come upon in his own proper person by day.
True, his teeth aro to bo respected, but that
is because, like all carrion feeders, his bito is
moro or less poisonous. He is himself a
.snouting coward, useful, however, beyond
description. No system of drainage will en
able Calcutta to dispense w ith its natural
scavengers, and. of these the jackal is
anions the most efficient. Peering into aaris
corners and with a nose Keen to scent; out
what has escaped even tho crow's bright ej-e.
littlo as that seems to miss, be fills a special
place in tha sanitary economy of the city of
palaces. "Turbans and taus."
Seriousness of Cuban Courtship.
The surveillance of parents over daugh
ters renders tho matter of courtship a serious
affair in Cuba. Many j-oung men actually
beconio dolorous objects from persistent sere
nading before so much as civil recognition
bv tho family is granted. But tlero is un
doubtedly a high quality of patience exhib
ited on tbo part of tho family, as wen as oy
doughty lover. Timo after time, at all hours
of the night, on returning to my hotel from
divers wanderings in tne iuoan capnai,
havo I nassed these love stricken youths,
stationed opposite tho homes of their inam
oratas in all manner of agonized attitudes,
strumming dew muffled notes upon ancient
guitars, and lifting their voices in passionate
though doleful petitions to tho night, tho
moon, the stars and all tho saints, to aid
them in reaching the ears and hearts of their
All this may seem ridiculous to us, but it
ia far from that to those who thus pour out
their souls upon the night. Nobody pays
anv attention to it. The parents, who are
used to it, simply turn in tneir oeas wita
thanks to tho saints that their doore aro
massive and the windows aro of iron bars.
Belated male passengers cast sympathetic
glances at tho lone troubadours, remember
inz their own dismal efforts in tho past.
Even the neighbors keep silence, and not a
rock or handy household Implement is shot,
ns from some shadowy catapult, on disturb-
in r mission through tho bosky midnight air.
For hours of this lugubrious sort of vigil nq
reward is sought or expected, but if tho fiuti
ter of 'a dainty band or the 6hi miner of deli?
cato laces is for an instant caught at tho bal
cony of tho fair one's alcoba, then is tha
minstrel lover in an ecstasy of delight. Ed
gar L. Wakeman's Letter.
Vtoere the Day Ends.
In a German chart, published in 1S70 by
Dr. Gleuns, a lino dividing places keeping
Sunday and Monday respectively passes
through Behring straits, leaving the Aleutian
isles on the east, curves sharply in between
the Philippines on tha west and Carolines on
the east, then curves again sharply, sweeping
north of Guinea and leaving tho Chatham
isles on the west At all places west of the
line it is Monday, while it is Sunday oa the
east. Arkansaw Traveler. .
The Plattsmouth Herald
Xo n. joying aEomin "both, ito
Will 10 ouc during
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Daily or Weekly Herald.
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