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TWO DHTKUMlNi:!) (iIl!LS. I
THEY LEFT HOME TO CUT MAP.RIED
AND WOULDN'T CE PUT OFF-
They fuUnl t ;v. ,j,u Men Tl. nt Pirnt
Wuitlrcl, l.nl ;t Cm Ni-.t Ui-ht-A Ti:m18
of L'iiv.ittiiily rimlo Ijy a tlik
Wlio Wrote lint l.lrriiM-a.
"Did you ever witnetsa a ! nl,l,. v.t.l-
ding fa which tlure was tui cxclinu -e of
brid and Bnnw at the alt rT iTsI-cd
John Moraii a well known Walnut street
"No, sir; I never did," replied the
"Well. I can tell you of an event of
tliat dcucrip'iuu. It happened iji tins
way: Ono afternoon, not long i:go, two
young men whom 1 had known in
Streator, III., came to me and informed
me that they had iuda.-ed two tiL ter.s to
elope with them from a town in central
Kansas, and that it was necessary t!iat
tho nuptial knot ho tied without delay.
They were, they said, expecting the irate
father and the grown up muscular
brothers of the girU to arrive ia the city
on the next train, with 'blood in their
eyes.' As the '1 joys' were old whuol
mates of mine, of course I told them thai
they had hut to command mo and I was
at their wrvico.
"We hired a carriage and drove to the
hotel where the young ladies were await
ing the return of their to Lo husbands,
whose names arc William H and
Charlc3 W . It was then nearly 5
o'clock p. i-i. As soon as we could ;;ot
the girlj into th? carri.ige we hurried to
Recorder 1 1 hide's o!:ioe, where William
and Charley prct-e;.'!" 1 Ihcm; -Ives I efonj
the marriage Iiceu.se eii-rk and requested
that they Lc given the. ducauu nts neees
cary to entitle theiu to ved their girls.
As 1 remarked before, the girls are : is
ters. Their piven or Christian name.s
are Lillie and Lidie.
Aiur obtaining Hie licences the young
men uw1 i.hc-ir ladies and myself went to
the residence of a preacher, who-:e nana
I liavo lorgotten. His church is on the
east side of the city, and not more than
six blocks xi way from The Journal ollice
Handing him thy licenses, William and
CharleS requested him to join their lov
ing hearts in the bonds of matrimony at
once. Now Lillie was tho intended ol
William, and Lidie the intended ol
diaries. Don't forget that.
- "You can belter imagine the const; r
nation of the liit'iubers ff the wethlii:.
party than I can describe it, when tli.
discovery vas made that the young ir.ai.
who had iu:'d the licenses hail aligned
Lillie to Char lea ur,d Lidie to William a.
life partners. In their paste to put then
necks into the by mental halter the
young men bad thru.-t the hectic s inU
their pockets when tney were handed tj
them by the I;eeno clerU. wiihout Li
specting them to isee if tliey were rightly
rjjey did iut discover tlt-Jl a !ai-tak
!oU leii kuuIo nni.il after t!uy hn.
joined Iui".'is and the parson l.vt;an tin
tlou&fc ceieujt.ny by baying: "lo yen
William - . take 1.1 U-j fr yoin
lawful.-wen J"d wiic' '! I-.!,!" e.
claimed V;,;i.s:i. Ia;n marrying I-ili-e
. not Lidie. -No. hir.' retorted t!o Kr
mm, y.: r.re l.ot. You eri licensed ti
wed Lid!" The voin--ay I j-i-
arilt.;i. sir. cjan;:i'ted Wiiiiaal. "Li-l
mo see t'.ie !o4-t;i;:enl'
"Theiiee;ise was shown him. and there,
sure cr.'. ugh. was Lidie's i.air.e coupled
with his own. The prin-eedings wire
iumu-i'iately suspendeil. the -arson in-forn-ing
lbe yf'Ung men and the ladirr
that he could mt marry them until thei;
licences were in j-ropcr form. Lidie aiid
Lidie began weeping and nearly went
into hysterics. William and Charles and
1 assured them that wo would have the
mistakes in the licenses reclined. Leav
ing tku young ladies in the parson's par
lor. o rushi-4 out of the house and
uxupC!l jno vur tv.rrjage, in which we
- r driven aj a rapid peep pj the com t
w- at fcoud and Main ftreeir..
lious. our disappointment and veiu
Great . ., f0.,ti . recorder was
tion wlici wv j y-asout of the city,
uoi r.t nui. it i-tj
ill, IIUL. - t-Jv ... n.liirn.v
Knowing not km,:; ru.
to tho parson's, residents " i tj1? TOUiio.
"Tliey scrrDvvfuIiy toi. obtain new
ladies that they had faded to to
licenEest Tliey urgetl 'tho pu. -ould
marry them, and told him they v ,;1
have tho newssary rdteratiouj ntfit! -x
tho documents tho next day. flat tt.-J
"parscii firndy- refused. He pointed out
to them the fact tliat the recorder ':is
bound by las rs eords.'and they must she v
that the inarris ges tK,k place in accord
nnco with t'u heensos. I5y this time the
young ladies la.d ccaseil weeping.
"Pli'tiring t :. corner of the room they
held a whisprred consultation, i.t the
end cf v.-hich Lillie c:illetl Yv'illiam to hc-r
and infonaedl.hu that she and Lidie Lad
decided that they would not leave the
house c-cee t; as the wives of himself and
Charles. 'ia; the preacher won't marry
is.' fiaid William. Y"es. he will, re
torted Lillie, an t you n:J Charlie have
got to agree t- i:.' William seiJ he iidn't
catch on. whereupon Lillie nearly too!:
his breath away by informing him tliat
eho end Lidie hail , agreed to let the
licenses stand a- they were and get mar
ried nevoid ing to them. 'If you and
Charley don't do that we will tako the
first train and return home, Niid she,
and never marry either of you. It was
then William and Charles1 turn to con
Fult. After talking the matter over for
ten minutes they arrived at the decision
that, as a mistaka in tho licenses
had teen made, which could not be cor
rected in time to enable them to have
tho double wedding come oil asintended.
1ml i he girls had decided to 'swaj.'
.i .1...- ti... -niil.l f',..
Oueiuriw tn..ni . .
best of a bad matter iaid go ahead with
tho ceremony. If they couldn't get tho
-Jife partners selectetl. they woulJ not re
T main wifeless. The parson was informed
f the new aspect tho allair had taken
ion, and he U-an nain the ceremony
where he left tl Tub result was tliat
'Lilik Uvame the wife of Cliarles and
Jjdie the wife of William, and I stood up
itevt man for the couples. It wasn't
exactly a-i ordmg to tli? programme, but
lr.N ell i.nk conccrne-d are satu-
, - - " . 1
canaries as entertainers.
An OI.I Vrtn!:: VfliU-j : iwius r.cTlvcil
Tiirili nr'. now tt l ;..s n pleasing
fe.'dniv iit.lhe .-iriLtic decorations for
i; . p ::;i' s. teas, voddingumid other
.(... y ,; ti!.i. In hi.; liight into the
i:r;!V. i;: ; i .f in fr i t i-jilioii halJ tho
laiir.iy I..:', n X l')!V(I out anv other
i; ;. !' :! .r.ni: :nrsil::l disnhiv. but has
tins'. !y ia!:esi hi..
addition t tho
It v:'3 tho
1,1 ti"li .V'"'-5 h couit:;! music
,,"vs ' the drawing rooms where
f": !",m ,:Ilt t. '""-'ly "angcd as to
tjue: and tone that they forced tho
applause of even those who could not
guess the .source of tho melody. They
v.ero vi ry popular for a time, and
th. iv jx.pulat ily killed them. Mrs.
Ueedy pi'.cu!Cil :i cjuple for her sur
prise party, i:nl that clfectually smote
Hie fad on the head.
The canary has taken the place of
tho inu.de box. From cages that are
themselves irto.-.t helpful for decora
tive purposes ho scuds forth a Hood of
melody that litis the pauses in instru
mental and vocal music. Tho orna
mental cage is placed amid flowers or
evergreen, is brightened with riblxms
and las.sels, and forms a very attrac
tive feature or tho beauties of the
Lat the bird lives a sad, fast life,
lie i:i a creature of fashion and must
obey its dictates. Like the- other so
ciety people, he keeps very late hours
and soon shows tho sign of dissipa
tion, lie quickly adopts the customs
of the ball room a'id reserves ail his
music for tho hour;; when ho is placed
amid the beauty and light aud per
fume of the evening'.
in the siiop iie is quiet and moody,
feel s Lorcd at the ll-uscIcss chirp of
the Luliiinch, turns up his bill at the
s j;ig of the plebeian c.marythat is ex
posed for sale, aud sits in sullen si
lence wailing for tho moment when
from his beauld'ul brass prison, all
ribbons and tassels, he can pour forth
his soul in an cc.aasy of song.
A bird importing lirm has a large
number of canaries Oil baud "for
rent." They are now as much a part
of the decorations as the llowers and
evergreens; as necessary as the piano
"Do you have many orders for cana
ries;" a member of the lirm was asked.
"Very many, especially at this
time. Vo do a great deal of decora
ting with the birds. That seems to
have become qui to popular. They are
in girat favor at children's parties,
where wo send orders quite frequent
ly, lor hotel displays and drawing
room receptions they are also in great
'Jjj you always put them in brass
cages for pal ties.'"
'.Xearly always. That's part of the
decoration, you know. Of course,
wnen we snd them to hotels, perl taps
a ljuiiuied or more, mey go in me
wicker boxes, which are placed i.mid
ferns, liowe:.s, wreaths and over
giv;ji!s. The cllcct is very line, giving-
the room the appearance of a con
servatory.'' Does the dissipation have any ef
fect on lhe:ni''
"it doesn't appear to have. It
makes a diii'crence with them i:i the
&tcre where they remain a trille quiet.
Just as t.o'..j. 'hey get into the rooms
where the party is to ho held, how
ever, they brighten up, hop around
and chirp anel gossip and sing like
the; quests. They are very intrrest
i::g iu their nays, and are no tremble.
W e have the l'eeel boxes so arr:r.:gcd
that nothing' can get out of the crges,
so that one need not fear gvlting
siieti.i in Jib eyes when looking up at
iheia." San Francisco Chrouicie.
His first Practical Joke.
"W. J. Florence says the first prac
tical joke that was ever played o.i him
was the means of getting him out of a
scrape, and he has felt kindly toward
that form of wit ever since.
It was when he was a lad, playing
minor comedy jvirts in a Broadway
theatre r.t f 10 a week. IIo thought he
was madly in love with a young actress
at work lor the f ame stipend. During
the play one night he invited her to
i take some oystci-s after tho pcrfor
a nee. Then no rusneu to ins lougiugs,
changes! Jib clothes, met her and took
her to an oyster Jjouse. His bill there
was 1.00, but unfortunately he found
he had left all his money in his other
clothes. Thr wniler and the proprie
tor both said hi3 story was t jo diaph
anous, ar.cl made him giro up his
-vateh mul Ids fathers ring that he
w Ji'.t hen a white haired, be-:-ijt
looking old gentleman came
out of cv"
rf tho private dining com
iberuoed to have iii those
a i rfect
Anv .:ic can
youtii.-Ji.ii tits t'iiiii, . itq,j j
..ijr t. V . J - . 1.11.1 kV k. 1 j
Out in tho street Florence v;:.s over
come with gratitude.
"(Jive liio nmr oddress, S'i"' cr.id tie
to the kindly old gentleman. '"I will
return ytu the monej' to-morrow. "
'"Oh. never mind," said thu nhilan-li-'ropiet;
"that was a countr.lcit $20
bill I handed to that old feci, it was
worth n.tlikig; and he gave mo '-.18.10
chau'-e for iL That's tho v.a.v 1 nir.ko
lie W:i a ClcTer Yotali. '
'Ir. Sol 3mn!i Russell une! ';oaJ:tho
rah' r Cay t;3 teach his son lioo n les
to:i in seif denial.
"Look J:ci-c, Bob," said he, "v. hcn-
rycr yen get anviiiing g
Pyo tnot of U L you
iallU., liO, P.-.M Lr.jJ.
rvcr vcu r;et anvtlung gooa you nust
I had two apples; one uv .Vi 1 .v-iS
ruiily, 'nd t'other wuz yaller ! d b .j.
1 la p' the runty one "uu'givo tho"L-ig
yail- r one to mother."-
"Tlfat aa nc'blt that" v.t; 1. anly
that is just what 1 shoi.ld dor'
s ;:d Tin. Russell, proudly jjai'.ii. r his
pampered darling's head. - Kow,
tii tt, ray eua, is whr.t we ca:i . ill aii
net cf f.zli abnegation, of denui, f
" 4- 3. cir," taid Poh, ''Brit motLcr
ou.t a'dej." CiiicaIi .
, . . - -
T:,-" -nd t'l'inderCd at tho proprietor:
;:ive tV 't voutb t-ck hii v.-atch
?1,''"X 'uaiui Vjpg. pry his
;! ' ciVv 0.ht to he ashunie:!, sir.
JiEUALU : I'LAITSMOUTII,
ONCE A NIHILIST.
THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER IN THE
ASYLUM AT STEGLIT2.
IIo Wu Drawn to Awtajtslnale tUe Czar,
' Ktit i:-niM-l to Ilo tli Decil tVnsemnce
f 11 lit Otil Coiiiinilra A Devoted Snrct-
l.t-art hikI Vif.
In the blind asylum at Steglitz, a Ehort
distance from Berlin, there lives a man
who until recently was as mysterious a
ersoiiago as tho famous "Man of the
Iron Mask." Certain persons high in
authority rnado application for apart
ments at tho asylum which should bo
worthy of a wealthy occupant. Uo ap
peared a Bhort time after, accompanied
by a beautiful woman, who was ad
dressed as his wife. The man was tall
and well made, and dressed in the height
of fashion, with hands that betokened
gentility of birth. Tho woman was
young and aristocratic in looks and bear
ing. About the face of tho man was a
linen mask, with an opening opposite the
mouth and nostrils, which was never re
moved in the presence of attendants. He
sat in a dark room, to which the servants
wero rarely admitted, and conversed
with few. His food was given to his
wife, and tho inmates of the asylum
knew nothing of their name and history
further tlian tho fact that they were from
THE MYSTERY SOLVED.
Rumors were rife, as was natural, and
many ingenious stories constructed to ac
count for the strange imprisonment. But
tho mystery has at last been solved, and
the "Man of the linen mask" proved to be
the hero of a strange and touching tale.
A year before the death of the latoczar
of Russia, although tho scion of a high
and mighty family, the young nobleman,
like so many of his class, became inter
ested in tho trials and hopes of the
Nihilists. Time and association made
him one of their ardent sympathizers and
assistants. When tho murder of the
Emperor was planned, unfortunately
the execution of the dreadful deed fell tt:
him. Tho news staggered him. Ilisoath
round him to the Nihilists, his family tiet
to the czar. Thoughts of his people and
tho attendant disgrace influenced him
and finally deterred him; he refused to
commit tho crime. A year passed by.
Another revolutionist had thrown tin
bomb which he had declined to do, and
Alexander was" dead. lie had forgotten
almost that he had been a Nihilist; bui
not so those whom he had forsaken
Passing along ono of the principal streets
of St. Petersburg, wdien about to greet t
lady upon tho opposite side, something
was dashed into his eyes, and in a mo
ment tho light of day had gono. llit
mouth was deformed, his cheeks burned
and disfigured. It was tho work of a
Nihilist, before whose modern inquisition
ho had been found wanting; vitriol had
performed tho work. Mad with pain, he
was taken to his home, but the injury
was beyond reparation, and tho doctor's
aid in vain.
A WOMAK'S HEROISM.
Tho government had confiscated his
estates upon learning of his revolution
ary sympathies, but restored them in
fc part when informed of the fate which
had overtaken him. Tho mask was
placed upon his head, for he was un
pleasant to look upon.
But the heroism of one woman was
nhown the heroism of lus fiance. She
was a countess and the daughter of a
'aouso a3 famous and powerful in Russia
as was his own. She was heartbroken
when told of the fiendish act, and the
meeting between the lovers was touching
in the extreme. With sorrowful heart,
ho offered to break the engagement and
make her freo again. But the bravt
woman refused, and declared that she
would remain with him till death took
her away. And they were married in
tho little church on the old estate, at
tended by their relatives and friends.
And on their wedding day they started
for the blind asylum in Steglitz, where
'.hey had hopes of restoring the poor
nan's sight. And here his wife attends
bim with unfailing devotion and prays
for the day when the afflicted nobleman
can again look upon her face. Cor.
New York Tribune.
A New Kind of Fuel.
It has been demonstrated in Vac a Val
ley that peach stoues will make as good
a fire for household purposes as the best
kind of coal in tho market. Tho fruit
growers, instead of as heretofore throw
ing the pits away, dispose of the stones
at tho present time at the rate of $6 a
ton. A sack pf the stones will weigh
about eighty pounds and will last as long
as an equal number of pounds of coal
and give a greater intensity of heat. At
many of the orchards in the valley may
bo seen great stacks of peach and apricot
stones which will eventually find their
way to San Francisco and other places to
"' t)ilJ f PF t ueh The apricot stones do
i jFbaflily as the peach, and will
not bu. ---.x 5 good ft price. The fruit
not comma- '.ibjdlv i pleased to
raisers will unu another source
learn mat tney now iu. A large num-
01 revenue open to uicm. v,6um.
ber of peaches are dried during v.
for shinment. As soon as tu
owners find that they have a market for
the stones a greater number of pounds
will be dried than heretofore. Vallejo
A Quail Farm.
A correspondent in The London Field
says: "I mentioned a short time ago that
a match had been made by a Russian
named Yche with a trotting horse, which
Is thought a great deal of in his native
country, but X was unaware that M. Yche
is also a large importer of quails. His
quails, winch axe kept in a building the
walls of which are lined with cages hold
ing lOO birds in .each, are sent to Paris
from tho south of Italy up to the middle
of November, after which the imports
como from Egypt. The birds are fat
tened after they reach Paris, and it is no
uncommon thing for M. Yche to have
50,000 in till building at the same time,
while he dis- mjses of .about hslf a million
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NEBRASKA, "WEDNESDAY; FEBHQAJU' G?t
Tit AcropolU mt Tday.
The town of Athena, and especially tho
Acropolis, is now passing through a very
tcmarkablo jeriod hi its existence. It is
with mixed feelings that even those who
reside here, and whoso chief interest is
hi nrcha'ology, look upon the sweeping
alterations that have quite changed the
character of its apjjearance. Tho tend
ency to demolish all monuments of me
diaeval or modern history ha3 bexn al
lowed free play of - late years; in a short
time hardly imything will be left that
does not go back at least to Roman times.
The line will probably be drwu here,
though if ono regards nothing but the
work of tho great ago of Athens as
worthy of preservation, it is hard to see
why (for instance) the pedestal of Agrip
pa deserves more respect than the
"Prankish tower," which certainly was
more picturesque and of higher lustori
But now it is too late to regret what
may have been lost. Only two or three
insignificant fragments of later walls re
main, and those of quite recent period;
when they are removed tho Acropolis
will apiear but for the wear and acci
dents of ages much as it did when the
so called "Beule gate" was first built.
Tli is is an intelligible aim, and we im
agine it will now be recognized by all as
the best attainable. The Acropolis can
never again present that picturesque
medley of historical associations and
monuments of all period th"t delighted
the visitor twenty or thirty years ago;
but we may hoie, when the ugliness of
recent excavations and alterations has
worn off, when a painfully exact appear
ance of order and arrangement has been
avoided (as is promised), and, above all,
when tho old verdure and flowers have
once more spread over the whole, that a
new and more purely classical charm
may bo found to liave resulted from tho
temporary loss of beauty. Athens Cor.
The Nile Crier.
When tho inundation approaches the
capital usually at the end of June or
the beginning of July the Nile criers
begin their work.
These criers are men whoso business it
is to call out, or rather to recite, before
the houses of those who wish it, how
much the Nile has risen during the last
The Oriental does everything, no mat
ter what it is, gravely, slowly, with
much dignity and verbosity, and is never
chary of his time or breath. Even the
form of lus greeting in tho street i3 a
complicated ceremony of words and
motions, which usually takes some min
utes to perform. And in the same way
this announcement of tho river's rise,
'which seems to us such a simple matter,
is a most serious affair.
The day before the crier begins his
adk, he goes through the streets accom
panied by a boy, whose part it is to act
is chorus, and to sing the responses at
the proper moment. The crier sings:
"Cod has looked graciously upon our fields."
Response: "Oh, day of glad Udiags."
"To-morrow begins the announcement."
Response: "May It be followed by success."
Before tho crier proceeds to give the
information so much desired he intones
.vith the boy a lengthy, alternating
diant, ia winch he praises God, implor
ing blessings on the Prophet and all be
.ievcrs, and on tho master of the house
ind all his children.
Not until this has been carefully gon.1
dirough doe3 he proceed to 6ay tho Nile
has risen so many inches.
Thi3 ceremony is carried on until the
month of September, when tho river has
cached it3 culminating point, and the
rier, as bringer of such good news,
aever fails to claim hi3 "baksheesh," or
lrink "money sometimes humbly and
iometimes, too, very imperiously. Lon
lon Tid Bits.
Two Kinds of Consciences.
Let us take tho case of a man of very
meager culture and education, whose
ancestors for generations have been op
pressed and their lot one of bare survival.
Has he a truo conscience in reference to
a largo range of moral questions? To be
iure he knows it is wrong to steal, and
he probably could be trusted not $o steal
.noney; but how about pilfering? On
die contrary, if your man of culture
steals it will only bo large amounts, for
ho despises and would feel disgraced by
pdfering. Ilere you liave the jWO( ex
eremes of society, with a common con
science about stealing; but it is a weak
conscience at opposite ends.
Tho high born fellow will not pocket P
slice of ham, but he will default in, the
handling of an estate or bank deposits,.
The one is feeble in inoral judgment jus,t
, where the other is strong. These twp
men have also a common moral law
against murder. Neither ono dissents
from tho commandment, ''Thou shalt
not kill," but one of them, who is fond
of society and dislikes the burdens of a
Virgo family, docs not hesitate to com
mit foeticide; the other would recoil in
horror at such a crime, but he is ready
at a moment for a shindy in which he is
liable to kill some one or to be killed
himself. In neither case does conscience
speak loudly, or condemn keenly. Your
conscience is your power of morally
seeing tilings. It is your inherited and
acquired ability (q judge when an act is
wrong. It is far more easy to have a
puC? conscience than it is to have a good
one. St. L-uis Globe-Democrat.
A Story of Carlyle.
I met Carlylo once the man who en
riched the language by the word "glg-
manity. He was 6troiung atong neyne
walk, where his home was In Chelsea,
and a small boy running across the pave
ment before him tripped and fell, crying,
in the philosopher's way. Instead of
taking compassion upon the poor little
fellow, Carlyle struck him with his stick.
At that I, who had been doing A bit 0
quiet hero worship, could not contain
myself, and burst out: "Sir, I have read
your 'Tailor Retailed' and wan about to
begin on your 'French Revolution,' but
no man who can find it in his heart to
caiie an unoffending child can write
books tlTat it's worth my while to read.
Carivk didn't care, I suppose, but there
was a certain amount of satisfaction to
me in freeing tav mind. San Francisco
The motto, "What is Home without a Mother," exists in many
happy homes in this city, hut the effect of what is home without the
Local Newspaper is sadly realized in many of these "happy homes" ia
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Is the Best County Newspaper in old Cass, and this has been
well proven to us by the many new names added to our list during
1888. Special merits for the Weekly, are all the county news, six
columns of good Republican Editorial, News Accounts of all import
ant political or business events, one-half page each week containing
a choice piece ot Vocal or Instrumental Music, choice selections of
Miscellaneous Beading Matter. Advertising in it brings profitable
Our Job Department
Is equal to any, and does work to the satisfaction of patron
from all over the county, and receives orders by mail from a distance,
which are promptly filled. We have facilities for doing all kinds of
work, from the plain calling card to colored work, books and blanks.
Work neatly and promptly executed. Large stock kept on hand.
Legal blanks for sale.
Office Cor. Vine and
5th, Telephone 30.
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