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THE DAILY HERALD : PLATTS MOUTH, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, APRIL 0, 188fK
WILL OFFEE ON THURSDAY, APEIL 4,
ISBIIIKJEtlWItlDIBEIIIIES ever shown in the -city at prices which will toe the verj lowest.
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THE ASSOBTMENT CONSISTS OF
Irish Eint IFIosmcings, with Marrow to Elate! Manlsook Founcings, from 14: t leaches
Wide. IHIeinstitchecl IFoiinclngs. Narrow Swiss Embroidery. Bainburgli
H3mtoioMery5 In all widths
VEY & SON,
R a. DO VEY & SON,
R Go DOVBY & SON.
HE HAS HZAFID MORE AFTER DINNER
SPEECHES THAN ANY OTHER MAN.
HU Reiiiiniiu-ruccK of DlHtlogaUlied Diners.
Cliarlr Dickens Wait a Keudjr S;wker.
Drought Out the Prince or Wales Din
ing 5.000 Doctor.
"Are you still the city toast master?"
"Xo. I gave m my post some timeago;
but I am the quern's bailiff at the cen
tral criminal court, and am one of the
olilest servants of the corporation."
IIrur m.mv dinners have vou rut
. 1 1 r . t " I . : . 'j"
llirougll in your m.:uii iiisu:iij;
'Four thousand and ninetv.
"Most of the great speakers you have
Iiearu tate someiiung 10 ueep meir voice
"Well. Disraeli, for instance, always
had his butler U'liind him with a bottle
of egg and sherry, which he had ready
mixed. Mr. Gladstone. I have noticed.
takes sherry, but no egg. The Prince of
Wales, he likes hock and champagne.
Th. Duke of Edinburgh, his servant al
ways brings his secial brand with him
a Russian champagne.
AIJ. THE CROWNED HEADS.
Woll Mr. Ilarker. vou havecertainlv
heard more after dinner speeches than
any man living. Will you offer some
Well. I suppose Charles Dickens was
as ready a speaker as I ever heard. The
words "flowed out like a stream, but he
was not what 1 call a good after dinner
6ueaker, because he was so interesting
that you wished he wouia go on ioreer.
Nov that don't do for me. you know,
for I have to stand by with the watch."
"The 'stop watch, eh?"
"Yes: I've stopjed Mr. Gladstone be
fore today." This in a confidential whis
"Vou don't Fay so."
"A fact. When be is too long I have
spoken into his ear, T-i-m e, sir! t-i-m-e,
and then he blacks up. With ordinary
men I say it to the 'cliair,' not to let the
room hear me, you know. I never stop
a man at a c'uarity dinner. It doesn't
"Is the Prince of Wales a good speak
er?" "A glorious fellow. If I had only a
sovereign in the world and he wanted
it, he should have it. Why, I brought
him out in and t-tood behind lum
many a time and oft. Does he speak
from notes? Not in speaking of himself,
never. He has a slip of paper to show
the order of the toasts, that's all.
What's his favorite dish? Well, he likes
dainties en caLsse. en papillot. larks, lob
sters, oysters. lie is very fond of thoso."
"Well, now, who are the most famous
people you have attended?" Mr. Harkcr
looked hurt and his lingers fumbled irri
tably with his white tie as he proceeded:
"Why. nearly all the crowned heads
In Europe?. The queen, to begin with.
Then I brought out the Prince of Wales
In 18G3. and all his brothers and his sons,
the emperor of Austria, the late czar
cadJlu- ir2eaL.czak tla J? Emperor
rrederiek, liie UmptTor iiaixieon w:iy,
I remember swearing in the lute emperor
cf the French as a secial juryman at
the Old Hailey when he was nobody.
Did he serve? Just like anybody else.
He had to serve by the law of the land.
COACHIXO THE PRINCESS.
"Then I claim to be the person who
lirst induced the Princess of Wales to
make a sieech in public I was stand
lag behind her, a good many years go;
it was at a charity dinner or luncheon,
and her speech was going to be read by
her secretary. I ventured to say: 'If
your royal highness would only say a
word yourself it would make all the
difference,' and 6he did. The Baroness
Iiurdett-Coutts, too, I induced to speak
when she opened Columbia market."
"Well, you heard about your successor
who couldn't pronounce Massachusetts?
wnai is ine most aimcuic naino you
ever had to tackle?"
"The Madagascar envoy's. They were
cautions. 'Riandriandrianivo,' as near
as I can remember it." said Mr. ITar
ker. 'Rain and rain and dry again,'
as Punch called it. The biggest number
I think I ever did was 5.000 foreign doc
tors who dined at the Guildhall, and
they said I didn't make one mistake."
"What preparation had you for your
"In 1S14 I shipped with Sir John Ross
for the Antarctic expedition. Wo win
tered twice in 76 degs. south; then we
went to China, Australia, New Zealand,
Tasmania, getting remounts for the regi
ments engaged in the Indian mutiny. I
had joined the commissariat then. I
came home in the fifties, and served
through the Crimean war."
"A bullet in my leg, a gun carriage
crushed my ribs, and a slice of my chin
cut off with a saber. Pretty tough, eh?
I liave twenty -six medals and orders, and
my collection of autographs is not to be
beaten, I think, for I have 600 cabinet
portraits of all the famous men end wo
men for thirty years past, with auto
"Dy the way. what are your fees?"
"Two guineas for a city dinner end ten
guineas if I travel."
"And your uniform?"
"Well, evening dress as often as not
now. in the good old days l wore a
beautiful velvet dress, witli knee breeches
and silver decorations, which cost 200.
liut the city can't spend money like they
used to do. -They are watched by the
newspapers." Pall Mall Gazette. -
HOW ADVANTAGE 13 TA.'C
Some Curious Misnomer.
Arabic figures were invented by the
Indians, not by the Arabs.
Dutch clocks are not of Dutch, but
German (deutsch) manufacture.
I risl i stew is a dish unknown in Ire
Hafnn's bay is no bay at all.
Catgut is the gut of sheep, not of cats.
Down is used instead of a-down and
utterly perverts its meaning. The Saxon
dun Li a hill, and a-dun ur its opposite, u
descent. Going down stairs really means
going up stairs. We ought properly to
any "going t-dowiu" Detroit Free
Diamonds Itlriiril ut:tl Otiit-r V.-.v'.-.m
Stii !i Veni-ercJ -i:iiff Soi.l fur .'M.Hil
Gold Which Id I'.io: . I- Tlnm a Cc.o.l Ar
ticle or I'latc Snutll IToflt.
"There is no line of business in which
purchasers are so completely at the mer
cy of store keepers as the jewelry trade,"
said a leading dealer. "The masses are
caught by mere appearances. They know
what pleases them, but have little idea
of actual value. Few know the differ
ence between machine made and hand
made goods; still less can tell whether
gold is six carats fine or whether a stone
is worth 10 or 100. Public trust m
these matters is absolutely pitiable.
Popular pride and ambition are stupen
dous. Mere looks and alleged price are
practically all the buyer has to go by,
and the honesty of the dealer is his only
safeguard. Then in addition to actual
grades of quality there are numerous
enide practices that are resorted to by
disreputable merchants and manufact
urers, so that if a person contemplates
buying anything where the risk is con
siderable it behooves him to know some
thing about the man he deals with.
PAINTING AND VENEERING.
"Two diamonds, for instance, may be
of the same size and cut. yet one will be
worth twice, thrice or perhaps a dozen
times as much as the other. Yellow
white diamonds are common and blue
white are scarce, and even experts find
difficulty in giving the intermediate
sliades their proper place in point of dol
lars and cents. Among irresponsible
dealers it is a common practice to 'paint'
the stones so as to make the yellow dia
monds whiter and the white diamonds
bluer. The paint will not even resist
soap and water, and will wear off more
quickly than the thinnest possible film
of gold on a brass ring. Yet for a time
it makes the stone look twice as valuable
as it really is. A few days ago a gentle
man brought a couple of diamonds to me
to determine their value. After I had
washed them in soapsuds he could scarce
ly believe they were his own jewels, they
were so yellow. It is a common trick of
confidence men to paint diamonds and
then get a loan on them of twice or
thrice their value. I will venture to spy
that two-thirds of the people could not
tell a paste from a genuine diamond. '
"Then there is the process of veneer
ing other precious stones. A pieco of
glass or crystal of the desired color and
appearance is taken as a body and a thin
covering of the genuine article is super
imposed so as to convoy the impression
of being genuine. Such a stone in a.
setting designed to cover up tho de
ception would make dupes of half the
purchasers. The danger of being taken
in would not be so great wero people j
better posted. Show a man a lot out on
tha prairie and tell him it is worth 5100 i
a-front foot and he will laugh at you for j
-liming upon his jrrnoraucebiit show
Iron and Wood Ties.
Iron cross ties have proved a failuro
on the Pennsylvania railroad, where they
have been tried for several months, and
white oak ties are being substituted.
The wooden tie yields sufficiently to the
motion of the train .to make the riding
easy and comfortable, while the iron tie
fails to give on the road bed of broken
stone and makes the ruling hard and un
pleasant to the passengers, as well as
wearing on the locomotive and rolling
stof-k; more frequent repairs to tho road
bet! were found necessary with the iron
ties. too. In England and France, where t
iroii i. much i lieaier than here and wood
much dearer, ties of the latter are used .
in preference. Frank Leslie's .News- j
t.iui it ruyy or sappniro and ten Mm 11 13
worth $1,000 and he will believe you. j
The masses know nothing about relative j
values ia gems, and tho scopo for de-
ceptiou is enormous. j
SOLID AND STUFFED GOLD. j
"Then as to quality of metal and work-
manship. There is jewelry in tho market
sold for solid gold which is so low in
purity that a respectable plate would bo
far preferable to the so called solid stuff.
A certain amount of alloy is, of course,
necessary for durability, but tho cold
that is actually manufactured into
jewelry varies in purity all the way from
four or six carats line to twenty. Four
teen carats fine is the standard, but there
is an immense amount of 'solid' stuff of
tho low grade sold annually, and a good
sharo of it is palmed oil for the standard
purity. This cheap stuff is often dipped
in a bath just so us to color it. Tho mul
titudes who are ignorant enough to ac
cept a 'guaranty' that an articlo is solid
rarely think, perhaps, of degrees of
purity, and they are wofully taken in.
As a rule, there is something about all
plated and cheap stuif that betrays its
quality to the experienced eye. Every
mauuiacturer has ins own Oesiguers,
and. though copying U "rife among the
workmen, you will rarely s;-e (;oods
cheap ia price without finding them
cheap in design and workmanship.
"Asa rule, I think people have crude
ideas about our profits. The prio of
jewelry u due principally to tho scarcity
of the material used and the amount of
la!ier expended upon it. 1 do i:ot think
that we get more than 2t per cent, gross
profit on the average. Wiu-n it i. borne
in mind that styles arec::isti::il!y chang
ing, that a large muowi.t cf capital is
bound up. bearing no i.itcrcst, and that
the value of the goodu ii constantly ilc
preeiaiujj, owing to the lit:.-of rt vies,
this i.; not above or even up to the eve
r:!ge. If we eouU t'.:rn our money over
rapidly and not t-ulTi r less frori depre
ciation we would have a pretty good
tiling: but the numerous failures in the
jewelry business bear witness to what 1
say about small margins of prolit. Dia
mond dealers have possibilities of mak
ing great profits legitimately, since,
when bought in the rough, tho stones
often turn out exceptionally well. I
have known a diamond valued ctCl.oOO
to bo recut and then sell readily for 3,
000." Chicago News.
This season we show a much larger stock of
Wall, 1'aper than ever before. We have every
thing from cheap Brown blank to the
EMBOSSED GILTS INGRAINS S FLUTTERS.
You cannot find a larger or more complete
stock outside the larger cities. And o ir prices, are
lower. We would call special attention to our
BORDERS AND DECORATIONS,
We buy of the four leading manufacturers and
by selecting the bpst from each, believe we arc
better prepared to please you than those whose
trade will only justify their buying from one or
two manufacturers. We will take pleasure in
showing you our samples and request you to call
and see our stock and prices befjre you buy
Wall Paper or
We now have twenty-three very desirable
shades of Mixed Paixts manufactured by Bill
ings Taylor & Co, of Cleveland and New York.
These paints we have handled for four 3'ears and
while other dealers are changing from year to
vear. we find it to our interest to handle the same
oods as they are the best and have given uni
vcrsa 1 satisfaction. We guarantee that they will
not crack, flake or chalk off, that they will wear
as long, if not lunger, jill look as well if not bet
ter than any other paint, 01 lead and oil. We will
forfeit the value of the paints and the cost of
applying it, if these paints are not found to be as
represented. Mixed Paint at our price, fi.50
per gallon ) is cheaper than lead and oil at present
prices and we believe it much better, but to those
that desire to use lead and oil we would say we
have nothing but the very best, and our prices
will always be found as low as first class goods
can be sold for. Hoping to be favored with
your orders, we arc Yours Kespcctfully,
"WILL J. WARRICK,
Drugs, Medicines, B -soks, Paints and Wall Paper,
NORTH SIDE MAI N STREET, - TLATTSMOUTII , NEB.
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