Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19?? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 17, 1888)
THF DAILY HERALD: Jr'LATTSAIOuTH, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 18S8.
j of th American of Today.
jbj of ui really and truly tit down
le, and as wo should, enjoy our eat
Jat to enjoy life. We Lave no doubt
, that the following narrative will be
gnizd as that of a personal experience
y many: Arise in the morn early or late, as
.be case may, under protest a sufficient tes
timony that balmy sleep, bis sweet restorer,
baa failed to make proper connections, so to
peak; move about, strange to say, stretchy,
achcy, even tired yet, eyes bard to get open
properly, maybe fall over a chair or two, or
stoops over to get some article of apparel and
is compelled to make an effort. In fact be
must go through a bracing up process. After
perforating bis morning toilet be has lim
bered up tome, got bis eyes open and floun
durvd ilown stairs to the breakfast table.
Looked at the watch and mentally concluded
or realized that be mtiHt be at business right
off. Braces up again and mechanically, may
lo vigorously, proceeds to ingest what be can;
matter of necessity, never hungry for. bi eak
I'afrt, you know. - ' ' ' ' ' "
' ' Hunh out Of bouse for street cars, stands up
maybe all the way down town. If be is for
tunate enough to get a seat be experiences a
sort of relief, and recognizes that bo is still
tired. Get to work dull and llst le; Zt-ur-s'tbs
exciuinent of work 'fcr five' hours or
io ocXupiea bis attention, VVhistlo blow's,
M-l) rings, clock strikes or friend conies in.
"Jinner j$ sought: feels oiiewhnt empty,
hardly hungry; taw a lair iim;u1 an fevU
full; empty feeling goro. A desire to rtat is
oxpvrlcnccd evcri fclcrp. Braces up and
ngain gets to work for five hours or more;
Liu to tnigglo for a while; eyes are very
heavy; senses of discomfort about stomach.
Finally time to stop work comes; closes up
active effort, but mind and attention fctill
lingers. He biafts bqmo with heavy kgj
midfeet: beauactie: inaybommcwhat diMyr
V& e'h hi cars fids' way either; rocognUt
p.nt La JsVrrj tnx.
fjvltf home, crawls up the front steps and
exclaims: "Supper readyT "Yes, come
right along." He hits down, has no appetite,
but rat again, "from iieceity." Not much;
easily satisfied. Feel sort of weak about bis
stomach, as well as otherwise. Putters
n round in or out the house for awhile cr reuds
the inper; eels a htilo letter ; seeks; maybe,
enf.'i talrinr.ent, the excitement of which fixes
)jU) attention from self. At last bo seeks ro
jioae exhausted, and maybe fceeps heavy, or
pot ct aJJ. "10 next uorn and. day bring
the same experience, and so on day after
Eternal effort; eternal desiro for rest; eter
nal lack of enjoyment of life; eternal eating
from necessity. Can we wonder that this
man eats from necessity I Yet this is an
American of today. His distemper is of his
own mAking. Ho is a robber of naturo and
,hs failed to pt n' pi acficjf the full meaning
pf the divine cornmaudmeut: "Thou sbalt
pot. kilL" (ilobo-Democrat.
flow Twine Is Made.
Superintendent ninde, a big, good Matured
and good looking young giant, lod the way
into a realm of clatter, roar, rattle and dust,
the first impression at sight of which was
that it was an inextricable confusion of girls
iid machinery, that the girls all had thir
tflir in curl papers, -and that they were a
line lot of sturdy armed young1 Amazon,
' !.Tho flax fiber," be said "is first combed
or, as it U technically termed, Sscutchcd.'
fL'hec it goes to the fspread board,' where It is
laid out straight and bf as uniform a thick
es4 U9 pos&iblo, In four lines, pii endless
aprons that carry if up to hackle like teeth,
that bold it straight aqd steady white it is
subjected to the drawing action of rollers
mov'fig faster than Its delivery. The soft,
even band of straight fibers thus formed is
called a 'sliver.' Twelve of these are put into
a 'drawing frame,' extended and delivered as
one, and this operation is repeated three times,
rveiV'f 'slivers' eaob time boing drawn into
6ne: which" Is no thicker than one of t
twelve bad 1 been before drawing. By this
ifce fiber3 are all straight and disposed with
trcit evenness. Tho 'ullTcr ia now slightly
twisted, aud so becomes a 'rove,' ready fox
.the spinning frame. The processes of spinning
jxd wisting together for the attainment of
ny desired degree of stoutness are too gon
dii j:- understood to bo worth detailing,
ercuiy . t ... n ,
Hemp is nw.,V V"' " naJ
Tow, which is only &wJ fc-c th coarsest
and cheapest Strings, is carded liko cotton,
instead of being put upon the spread board."
The air was thick with dutt from the
fibers; tho fioor polished by the flax and
hemp waste until it bad the smoothness of
Ice. Twelve o'clock on Saturday was draw
ing near, and one by one the clattering ma
chines were stopped, and tho young women
working them set to work like practical ma
chinists, taking them apart, cleaning and
oiling them, and then putting them together.
The whistle lounded, and before its echoes
bad died away the head coverings that bad
.' i-ucouragtd the universal cyrl paper's theory
were w hisked off, hasty washing up was per
formed, working shirts were thrown pff, and
the week's work was dona. New York Sun.
XJUla Men Ate Good Xatured.
'I Lave a theory," said Counselor Abo
Iluramcl to a reporter, "which is not founded
on anything that I ever read or anything
that I ever beard anybody say. It is en
tirely original with me. though it is quit
possible a good many other people may have
entertained the idea before."
" f.' Produce your thp-y, please, and end this
"The theory is concerning little men and
-women. I believe that people of small
stature are far better natured than those of
averago size. Did you ever see a small man
who wasn't good humored and inclined to
take a rosy view of lifef And did you ever
know a little woman' who wasn't jolly and
fall of funf I've studied humanity a good
deal and I never yet have encountered a
small Avon who was surly or misanthropic.
Who aro the pessimists? Lank, tall, raw
boned, dyspeptie- individuals almost in
variably. " Did you ever see a man five feet
six inches that was melancholy? No, and
yon ore not likely to. I tell you the world
would bo a mighty lonesome place without
the littlo grown up people. They make moro
than half the f uc there is ' in f.hii vale pt
"Utile men are Invariably good ktory tell
11 , They are hearty laughers; they are
oick to see the humorous side of any quos
ion and they relish a joke even if it is at
.heir own expense. They make the firmest
Jjriends and adhere to those whom they like
through thick and thin. They are seldom
quarrelsome, and never conceited. They are
often sensitive, but quick witted people gen
erally are. Altogether they are tho best
folks in the world to get along pleasantly
with, whether in a business or social way."
!'AtLnitting that what ypu say is correct,
Low do you account for itf'
'Don't account for it at all, yet I kuow it
f true, because ray observation and experi-
have taught nu so." Naw Voi-k
Found ITsa for Him.
Smith, do please introduce Mr.
ere to roe!" "It's no good, dear;
x" "No, I know; but I want
be roes with my drebs so
How to Make a Teat.
Bnj nine yards of cood, etoat, yard
wide cotton, cloth and cut into three
strips of three yards each. Sew these
stripe together ttecurely by overlapping,
ana you will then havo a strip three
yard square. Make a solution of twelve
ounces of lime unl five ounces of alum
in three gallons of water, and soak the
cotton in it for a day. Itinse it in warm
rain water and ft t retch it in the sun to
dry. It will then be waterproof.
Having reached your camping out
place, cut two iIes eight feet long, each
with a fork at one end. Sink the other
ends in tho ground about a foot and beat
the earth well to keep them firmly in
place. These ioles bhould be about eight
feet apart. Now cut another pole about
nine feet long and put it on the top of
me oiner two, resting in the forks. Cut
two more tAes ten feet long for the fides
t't jour frame, resting one end of each
lle on the cross iolo auvl te other end
n t'o groui.l. fctretch tho canvas over
the frame and tack it to the poles. You
can make the sides of your tent weather
proof with the boughs of cedar and other
This is the sirvji aii iest expensive
te.r.fc 'oi can have, and it Will answer
your purposes fully. Tho interior of the
tent, however, would bo a little movo
roomy and comfortable f would put
tip n sppf.mj fraute in the rear, dimilar to
that in frout, bay two feet high, and
fatretch tlio canvat over that and thence
to the ground.
Select sloping ground to put your tent
on, fco that if it rains tho water will read
ily run off; and also dig a little ditch
around the tent, with an out'.pt furuiiritf
down tho incline, as the ficrit' o' thd
tent will be open- unlctU jot'chocia' tot
provide enough canvas tQ coo j yi.,i
jiad place it with lhj front toward
tho porth w liorthvrctt, for 6torms, if
you have any, will probably come from
the south or southwest.
Tho rude hut described, for it is little
else, will no doubt seem ?, f4u.iy shelter
to thce xho iiave nev'er1 occupied one,1
but for ierfect!resf arid fho soundest of
sound Sleeping, you will hud it superior
to the best room in your city
Clucago Trpnnio. '"
Writers and the
The method of presenting literary mat
ter through a "syndicate may have it3
advantage, hut I think it shuts oil in n
sense, a great many writers who might
otherwise gradually gain recognition. If
a syndicate were managed right, i could
pay Letter prices for hteiavV matti-r'tlian!
any one else; tha! projectors of such! aii
enterprise 'could alTord tq pay certain
authors enormous sums but, af ho sanu
time, suoh a KUeine would work liko
having no copyright law; it would
enable one class of authors to sit down on
tlfo others and keep them out. .
A popular journal which had the nerve
and enterprise tq securo good authors exi
clusively and pay them 'for' their work
would put itself ahead of competitors.
The trouble with tho "syndicate" is that
it tends to reduce ourr.rIa iot a dead
level, lipbert Ponner, of The New York
Ledger, ' 'tried the former method; ho
paid certain authors' good, prices to wnt?
exclusively for jn'mi and, fpunt that tnc
undertaking fcaui'hiin. So, in 'the pres
ent dav, an enterprising editor who U on
the alert can find young American
writers of promise and bring them out,
thus not only starting them on successful
careers, but greatly benefiting his own
journal. E. 1. Roe in The Epoch.
low a gneen tVaa hockel:
M. Julien J3iault has just published a
volume giying a history qf the tetep.liojS
since jts. postmen taj adoption. Vie tella
an amusing story of its debut in Brussels
in 1SS4. The queen was asked to listen
from her palace to a representation at the
Monnale theatre. Suddenly, to tho sur
prise of all present, she dropped the in
strument, giving a little gasp of djsmrjj,
The chorus leader-had just been' giving
ms lumuiipus crowu buuucii vcpnutancj
in the niost unparliamentary language,
usin th'p panio'of Pivine Prqvidencg ju
a very 1 1 eo and easy' manner. ' "Strict
orders were given on the morrow to oblige
tho use of more diplomatic speech, and
the queen was happy.
Brault states that Spain has made no
progress at all in the use of the telephone.
In tUo f)Ternnient V&gn jo feel
some interest in the matter, and va law
was voted allowing its use in the princi
pal cities.' Even liussia preceded Spain,
for in 189 th instrument was. (here .'used
quite commonly, and even " at " greater
distances' than iu Franpoi Nqw, in
France, ia towns boasting of a population
of 18,000 inhabitants the telephone is
completely unknown. Luxemberg gives
the cheapest rates for yearly subscriptions,
and Russia the dearest Globe-Democrat,
Eellcs of the Ola Stone Age.
The Smit'lSonkin institution has sent
out an earnest request that all persons
interested in science 6balJ corOperato,
with the aim of determining - if in
America there' existed an bid stone of
paleolithic age. To that end t has ro;
quested that implepients eupppsab'y ber
longing to that age, be sent to the insti
tution at "Washington for examination.
JIany supposed to te such have already
been sent in; and most of them prove to
be of a very different origin. Nono
truly paleolithic have been found in tho
mounds. Meanwhile, a cute Pennsyl
vania individual lias put on tho market
a quantity of spurious, but well made,
arrow heads. lie takes the more modern,
chipped flints, which, are abundant, and
rechips them" intq curious and antique
forms to make them salable. He hag
driven a fine business. Genuine Yankee;
aro now quite behind the age. Globe
Democrat. Transportation of Dead "Bodies.
The baggage agents throughout the
country have held a conference for the
purpose of adopting rules in connection
with the transportation of dead bodies
over their several roads. They propose
consulting the state " boards of health
throughout the country and make it ob
ligatory that in cases of diphtheria, scar
let and typhoid fever, erysipelas, measlea
and other contagious and infectious dis
eases, bodies must be wrapped in a sheet
saturated with a solution of chloride of
zinc, or of bi-chloride of mercury, and,
encased in air tight coffins, and tho body
must not be accompanied by those who
have been exposed to the infection.
A "PROFESSOR" WHO MAKES PLAIN
FACES QUITE ATTRACTIVE.
Not Recognized as a Regular riijHlclan,
but Still lie Is Not Without the Fa-
trouuge of tho Fair Sex Fixing Up
"Making people beautiful? Queer profes
sion !n mused his audience of one. The dark
haired man reclined gracefully in his easy
chair, passed bis white aud manicured hand
in a contemplative manner over his massive
brow, and repeated: "Yes, sir, I devote my-
koii 10 making people beautiful."
"Doubtless," continued tbo, "professor,"
"you think me a charlatan. It is somewhat
difficult to nitdi people believo that I am
not a fiaud. I havo no school and am not
recognized as a regular physician."
"What, then, is your prof ession V
"iirielly, 1 devote my lifo end mind to
practicing the arts that r.iobeautiful. Every
thing concornhig beauty is to nio of absorb-
nf uiipoitance. The development of the
Iiure, the art of pleasing and the nvysttries
or tuo toilet aro tuinirs I uniCMiutautlv studv-
ing. How to inaVe tl face beautiful, tho
figure synvnutiicjd, the manners eueaeiujr.
um improve the contour of tho body and
iu icrsoimi make up, una to turn out a it-
fectly harmonious U-inir, is worth knowing:
iion t you tiuuk sof"
"Yes, it is," said tho reporter.
llll'LM. Ii . .
uiio it is nos poss;nie to mate every
wonan beautiful, it is iiossibie to improve
ninioea every body s personal apieurance.
corioreai beauty is development pf facr
nsijro, fwdut, uisfsiticn, ttvsle. vedeo, niaa-
nti. bvei ihei o is uu ai t in di-essiii'' the
face, just us there is iu clotbinz tho ficrure.
Evoryloiy Vnows tho arts thut dressmakers
brin to thoir aid in making a dunipv fiuro
look tall, and a tall figure look dumpy I
mean symmctrioal. In improving tho faco I
bring well known principles of t ;o boar
upon my work. F.-y in-U.ioe, iv is a well
eu'Vv,i.e4 mufc rvu wiuens. J lius a
1. 1:. I , 1 . . A V. L .i 1 ; 1
hutchet faced ' woman comes to seo mo with
her hair iartcd in tho middle and drwu
l . 1 :. .11 i . . .
uu t ou euuer smo iroin ner Taaead. ller
face is too Iocs;, k tb.in aud" too sharp.
Tlit-i is a fciiaight lino that riius directly
throush the part In her hair down betweeii
hur eyes aud over Iirr pdse and to her chjn.
in piauwmg fit frr lua ia-st impression one
roceivea is that of great length and narrow
ness. 'To make this woman beautiful 1 first tako
down her hair and part it on one side. Then
I dress it down over her temples and pufi $t
out abovo the ears, brinjiiij it duth a bit
toward her eLeks. Then I -tako 'sorn'o red
ana wore it in heavily on her cheek bones.
After this tho eyebrows are. darkened a little
ut the euds farthest from the. nco, IhU al
ways increasps iUe, injassiou cf width. The
sanit ! done to the eyelashes, making the
eyus appear broader than they are. This
simple work changes the entire appearance
of tho woman. You cannot imagine wt
difTereuco it makes. I"?4,' of tho' eyes
catcbivg viuigut Une Ch'at rans down over
her Tj'ead Into5 the chin,-it is caught by the
hair, whfch is parted on the side, and follTv
an imaginary line runnmer i .vaihy with
this part difgpr,,liy across the face." "
,,aujposio"a Woman with a broad aud fat
face auks to be made beautiful f
"It is much more diff'ouli o. handle a broad
faco than, f, atj.ow. one!' "r make a theory for
every yomah. T ajej and carry it out in ba?
individual " case. But io geiieral oy say,
if t.ho is a Vlvndv tho eyebrows, should bo
duvkened near tho noso aud allowed to re
main light and indistinct at the ends. Then
some red should be put in front instead of at
tho side, so as to increase the depth of the
face; and the hair, which is noT7 blwavs
banged, should bo arranged in "ringlets," So
that iho (ortiiicad mdy be seeii through it
This further heightens the. face. A WRn.ja.n,
with a fat face should always, paft herhuir
i:i iua nimujc. -
'Tiati'' added the "nrofessor," stretching
himself and again passing his hand over his
raven locks, "I perhaps made my most Hignal
success when I proJueed my celebrated skin
bloach'-T. It set tho women wild. AVomcu
come to me with dark faces or with wrinkles.
They use this bleacher and, presto I tha b'eny
Lshcs and the wrhikl? nre g-ciA.'.1 '' "
"lo you niean't'o ay that it permanently
"No, not iermauently," said the . "nrof &sr
sor," thoughtfully; "jpuiariiy. Still it
rcnyjves vhem. and that is one thing."
"What sort of people come to j-ouT'
"All sorts. Many women who aro evi
dently in fine society, but are not as beauti
ful as they wish to be, come here. Also
many who would bo prettv bvt vv, on'of
two defect". Scj;-,6 ot them La' ve 'dark spots
on their aims or shoulders. ! I- bleach them.
Others have moth spots, freckles, sallowness,
I simply make them beautiful. Qthers iiav
what they call eTpiion wvinkles-thafc is,
wUou they sroo. 'too, much' Jittle. wrinkles
will c.oma in the. corners of hf jywutU er
up about the eyes. TUj ladies usually
who have advanood to middle age, and it af
fords me great satisfaction to mitigato their
afflictions. Besides this I often color the
eyebrows and eyelashes of light Lhixi
women. Theu there Is . jyJ deal done in
penciling thft eyebrows." The rarest effects
re obtaiuect by mingluig black with brown.
Vivacity of expression can bo givcu to .o
dullest face by skillful penciling in. colors.
"I do not preter,d, wwever, to have orig
inal creations in everything. For instance,
I have photographs of Langtry, Sirs,
Potter, Betty Rigl, Slaud Graugea-, Fanny
Davenport, aud o.thcr beauties, aud I often
make women up after one or the cuher cif
them, according to espreasod pitfetenees.
These phQtQgrapha are taken in different
poses, fco that a fair, all around idea of the
style of beauty of each woman can be ob
tained by my 'patients.' Maud Granger has
the most perfect pair of arms on the conti
nent, and only the other day I mado up a
pair of arms on a society belle who left for
Saratoga the next day after this glorious
model. It was an almost p& jc.f success,' and
Miss Susies h'n is reported by the telegraph
tq Lave' captured a wealthy youug fellow the
day after her arrival with those same arms
of hers." Chicago Herald,
How to Eat a Watermelon.
A watermelon, even though it bo a sixty i
pounder, is not intended to bo devoured in
public, nor is ono watermelon, no matter J
what its weight may bo, more than enough j
for .one healthy person. Thi3 fact ia prbr ;
bably well known to every country school .
boy. The art eating a ' water-melon and
peeping cool is as simple now as it was in the :
days of long ago. The rind 6hauld lie Blit
with a short bladed knife, so that when the
melon is divided the heart of it shall rest in
one of tbo halves in ono luscious, juicy lump.
The knife should then be carefully wiped and
then put in the pocket. Then the coat should
be taken off and the sleeves rolled up. Plunge
the right hand under one end of the heart
and the left hand under the other; lift the
dripping mass to the mouth and fall to. The
juice will trickle down yoor arms and satur .
ate your face, but what of itf There is .
plenty and to spare, though the feast ia the ,
rarest to be found on earth. Atlanta Con-
NOTIONS OF THE PEOPLE WHO
BUILT THE PYRAMIDS.
Their Theory Concerning "loutilea" Orl
Kiu of tho Practice of Kmbulminj;
llodies of Stone or Wood Why I'dJl-
tlan Aro So Frequently Mutilated.
The oldest form tliu ancient Egvpiians at
tribute! to tho soul was that of a shadow a
double boru with each ;erson, and following
lum through the vurious stages of lif , grow
ing as ho grew and declining as ho declined.
They applied this theory not only to human
beings, but also to gods and animal ?, trees
and stones. Everybody and everything wus
held to havo its double, even beds, chairs auj
knive. Tho component particles of these
doubles were so miuuto and subtle that or
dinary j)Oople could hoc perceive them. Only
a special order of priests or seers, gifted or
trained for tho puriso, could identity the
doubles of tho gods, and obtain from them a
knowledge of past und future events. Tho
doubles of men and inanimate objects re
mained securely hidden from sight i:i tho or
dinary course of lifn. Still, they sometimes
left tho budv, endowed with color and voice.
and went away to manifest themselves nt a
distance, after tho manner of modern ghosts.
THE "DOUBLXS" AhTElt DEATH.
After death tho doubles maintained not
only tho characteristics of the particular
man they had leeii associated with whi.'.oin
tho flesh, but were subjected tr tl,o common
wants and pains of luunanity to hunger
aud thirsi to heat aud cold, to futiguo and
illuesSa with tlio term v.vt :'! .'
tho living havo and moans oi self pro- j
tection against tho evils which befall thri, J
tho dead aro utterly destitute. t felt (ja
ineiiiseives iney were uoonnv; u roam abon
tho places they liail iUii-iied', nnl fogti upon
tho refnsr el v.vses, with a certainly of por
lc.iz al ter prolonging their- miserably ex
istence for a Khort time. If prc.i.erly at-
tendeil to if provided with food aud other
necessaries thev bid a fair chanco to live
on and pj, ior an mdcfiiu'to poiiod. They
did not become unmortal: "tho splendid iu
veution of immorality, us a prominent
American ttntcuoan has called it. was uu-
kv.o.vairj pr unit ive Egypt; but at least they
often bad facilities for survival that wero ul-
tnost equivalent to immortality, as is pointed
out by Mr. G. Maspero, in an interesting
contribution to The Princeton Review, enti
tled "Egyptian Souls and Their Worlds,"
from which tho facts it this aticla aro
mainly derived. It ia, ersy tc behovo'that
tho gin or the latter conviction of another
und evei lasting life was present in this crude
notion of a double a soul apart from tho
body which might continue its existence,
under favoibio conditions, for an unlimited
Since the double was a perfect impg& of
the beins: to which it had hovi linked al
birth, it was natural ;uat it should remain
near where. tUo corpso was buried, ancl yar-
tieipato in its destinies. Having nv r with
tho body, it ought logically t;a decay with tho
body, and thus thra was reason to believe
that tho n'twal term of its existence After
the body's death might bo measutod by the
time required for tho lu:iou framo to disin
tegrate comp'oWly. Therefore, tho Egyptian
sav;;i decided tho best means of mrosting
the decomposition of the sou? was to stop
the decomposition, o? tho flesh, and to this,
Ar. Maspoj'G, bnggests, wo probably owo tho
pvubtieo of embalming. The drying up and
hardening of the mummy enabled it to last
for centuries, and to serve as a kind of stay
for its double.
STOXK on WOODE.X BOPIKa,
But this extediesie was not wholly satis
factory:, since even tho bifc of mummies
could not endure forever and then what
would becoTRa of the double? The only way
they found out of this difficulty was to pro
vide stone or wooden bodies against the pos
sibility of tho mummy raolderiug away.
Most of tho statues discovered iu Egyptian
tombs, Mr. Mnsporo assures us, wero only
bodies for tho doubles of tho men buried in
them. To prevent them from being broken
to pieces or carried away, thev w.'dled them
up in dark cells some standing, soma sitting,
somo squjittirig, according to. taste oc con
venience; and all'wero us liko tho model as
art could mako them, thai tho soul might
moro easily adapt itsiJf to them.
Thej-ta was no limit to the number of such
eitigies but tho piety or wealth of the surviv
ing relatives; tho moro numerous they were
tho better it was for tho dead. Ono statue
was, after all, only ono ehanco of n pet-iiity',
and 2, 3, 10 or 20 statue?, gi.v-t tho double eo
many chance Vutue, The statues in the tem
pi had tho same meaning as those in the
tombs; the doubles of kings or g-Ja not the
whole, but certain prrt;c-ifcfi were lixed upou
them by prajf.is and consecration, and ani
mated them.' Thus it was that they wero able
to. move head, or- arirss, to answer questions,
and to give fca th oracles. Statues wero nci
Tncpa works of art. they wero things aJtvo,
and are even to this day, Mr. MxJipero'di.
clares, only tho double of old, has turner', into
a bad spirit in motley tigypt, oi haunts
the spot wV.f4'i is was reverb ages ago as a
saiVjtiy soul or god. It Is wont to frighten
men out of their wits, to drive them raving
mad, and sometimes to kill them. But it
loses its powcy when the body of stono with
which, ii consorts has been mutilated. That
is. tho reason, Mr. Maspero informs us, why
so many statues in our museums display a
broken vostor a battered cheek; tho fella
heen who found them defaced them in order
to. lame the double in them and prevent it
from doing any harm. Tho tomb was tht
hoiiao of the double, and tiuve on certain
days the family brought provisions of ah
kiuds a custom which ultimately took -the
form of offerings that were mere painted or
carved imitations of natural meat and drink.
An Artistlo TVorn Shrewdness.
A well kuo.wn New York real estate man
baa a nother who has made a fortune by her
own shrewdness. Yet every one who has
contributed to hor accumulations thinks her
a publio benefactor. It i3 a well known fact
that people who accumulate riches in New
York desire nothing more ardently than a
beautiful and artistically furnished borne..
Mrs. discovered this, and, having very
artistic tastes, set to work investing in houses
in the fashionable uptown thoroughfares.
Then she went abroad and picked up inter
esting br-io-.a-.brao and works of art, and
when she had completed her purchases she
returned, furnished the houses from cellar to
garret, and advertised them for sale.
Her excellent taste soon brought custom
ers, and in a very little whilo she disposed of
many buildings, with their furniture and
all, at a very comfortable profit. Her fort
une, made in this way, is estimated at be
tween $230,000 and fOOO.OOO, and the pur
chasers of her property are happy because
their friends visit them and congratulate
them on the excellent and artistic way ia
which they have furnished their residences.
The visitors are never informed that the
houses were bought furnished. 2?ew York
What' the difference between an eg? and
the scene of a rural romance J None. The;
are tya laid in tha country.
The Plattsmo uth Herald
Is 032. joying a
Will ho ono 1 at i-i
strin-l v a'itate!
-i-i -. - o - ,
President will take place. 'J he people ol
Cass County who would like to learn of
and Social Transactions
of this year and would keep apace
the times should
Daily or Weekly Herald.
Now while we have the suhject before the
people we will venture to Hpeak ot our
Which is first-class in all resp2cts and
from which our job printers are turning
out much satisfactory work.
Boom in both, its
which tho Fuhjct-tK of
(1 importance will he
and the election ot
Powered by Open ONI