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THE DAILY JIEKaLD: TL VITSMOtJf II, NEBltASkA, MONDAY, AJtfllL 29, 1889.
The PiattsiQOiitb Daily Herald
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ToMonnovr being a national holliday
vre will issue no paper on that day.
Uotu the military and naval demon
stration in New York tomorrow will be
the most impressive that the county lias
seen for many a day.
'New Yokk' remark the Buffali
Courier, is for from lain"; a well govern
ed rity." Yes, the metropolis is demo
cratic by a lare majority.
Ik yellow fever can be conveyed in
aacks of coffee, the United States can af
ford to stop importations from Santos
and Rio, two ports from which we impoit
most largely. The disease in its wont
form is raging there.
It h w just come to li.ht that one of
Nebraska's sons T.'on honor and promo
tion in the recent disaster at Bomoa, his
name is Oc.-ir IJrinkman, he was a sea
man on the Vaudalia, he fearlessly risked
his life in aiding the rescue of those im
prisoned on the Trenton.
General Boct.anoek excites only
mild curiosity in London, and is warned
by ne or two journals against entering
into political intrigues by which the
friendly relations of France and England
may be imperilled. He has found nn
asylum where he will be at liberty both
to live in retirement, if ho desires to
nyoid publicity, and also to direct the
Boul.tngist movement. Tle warnings of
the press do not mean anything. Louis
Napoleon intrigued in London before
and after he occupied the French throne
and the Orleans princes have been equal
ly active during their period of exile ii
England. General Boulanger's house
will be the headquarters of the French
party which is making arrangement! for
contesting three-fourths of the arron
dissements in the general elections to be
held in the autumn; and English law and
precedents will prevent Government pro- j
liibitiou of his political activity. Eng
land guards jealously the right of asylum
which exiles foreigners enjoy on its soil
It is only when Irish-Americans engage
actively in the work of sustaining the
home rale cause that the expediency of
allowing refugees unrestricted privilege
of conducting political agitation on for
eign soil is questioned thre. New York
THE NATIONS CENTENNIAL.
For a number of years there have beei
centennial celebrations of some of the
moat memorable events in the opening
history of the country. The first was m
memory of the encounter at Lexington.
April 19, 1775; tha second was the sign
ing of the Declaration of Iadependanc
&t Philadelphia, and the third was tli
framing of t'ie federal constitution whicl
was also done at Philladelphia. Botl
of these last occurred in the year 17S7
and now comes the last of the momen
tous events of a hundred years ago to b
remembered with rejoicing and thanks
giving, the inauguration of Georg
Washington ai the first president of tli
United States. It will be cellebratcd to
morrow in New York City and even
city throughout the nation, with a patrt
otic interest and enthusiasm that h.n
never been surpassed in our history.
It would seem as if the British fisher
men who have been prohibited from en
tering the American waters of BchriiiL
Sea for the purpose of catching seals in
tend to treat the proclamation of tin
United States government with contempt
From Victoria, B. C we are informe
that "the scaling schooners about starting
out on their cruise will be armed ac
will not tamely submit, as before, t
piratical attacks of American cutters.'
It is said that a British war vessel ha
leen ordervd to that quarter in ordei
to protect those foreign sealers, and thai
tesUtance of tiie most determined kind
will I xr offered to any. attempts to assert
American supremacy in Behring Sea.
We can hardly believ all this. John
Bull may growl a little but he will not
dare to support armed resistance to the
authority of the United States in Anieri
can waters under present circumstance?
at least. The president's proclamation
must be obeyed and those who seek to
set it at defiance must take the conse
quences. Irish World.
"That Diabolical Apparatus,
the stomach." is the energetic phrase
which Carlyle applied to hi own trouble- t
some organ of digestion. Tue great es-
ajHt was a dyspeptic from his youth; !
but had he used Dr. Pierce's Pleasant
Purgative Pellets he might have shaken
off the incubns of indigestion. "like a
dewdrop from a lion's maine." and thero
would have been more "sweetness and
lighf'in his writings and his home. All
druggists 25 cents a vial. .
TIIK CAPITAL OF SIAM.
BANGKOK AND ITS FIFTEEN MILES
OF FLOATING HOUSES.
A City a Large Chicago, of Which Nine
Out of Ten of the People Live ou tlx
Water Something of the Country Itself.
The King Owns the People.
Siam is one of tho out of the vay coun
tries of tho world. None of tho great
3teamship lines of tho Pacific or of the
Indian ocean stop at it. Few globe trot
ters visit it, and it is about 1,500 miles
out of the regular line of travel around
tho world. Tho great Siamese peninsula
juts down from tho east coast of China.
It contains half a dozen different coun
tries, tho chief of which aro Burmah,
Siaiu and tho French states of China.
Siaiu itself is at the lower end of tho pe
ninsula and it bounds tho greater part of
the mighty body of water known as tho
(Julf of Siaiu. It is 1,300 miles long, and
at its widest part it is 4.j0 miles wide. It
is almost as flat as your hand, though it
has here and there a few mountain chains.
It has many big rivers, and tho country
is as muc h cut up with canals as is Hol
land. During tho rainy season it becomes
a mighty lake, and tho people move here
and there from one city to another in
ON THE RIVER MENAM.
The greatest river i3 tho Menam, which
the Siamese know by tho same name as
the Indians knew tho Mississippi. It is
"the father of waters," and it forms the
great highway of tho kingdom. This
river flows into tho Gulf of Siaiu at its
head, and it is about forty miles from its
mouth that I bit here ou its banks and
write this letter in this iloating city of
Bangkok. Imagine a city as largo as
Chicago, of wluch ninety-nine hun
dredths of the people livo on tho water.
There aro fifteen miles of floating houses
on tho two sides of this river, and these,
with the king's palaces and a few foreign
buildings on tho land, make up tho capi
tal of the Siamese people.
There are six millions and moro of
these Siamese and their country covers
territory of about twice tho sizo of
Colorado, four times tho size of New
York, and it is about five times as bis: as
Olu'o. Tho cocoanut and the palm tree
line the banks of this Menam river and
tho lat3 flit in and out of jungles which
remind one of tho swamps of Florida.
I wish I could givo you a picture of
our rido up tho Menam to Bangkok.
The sides of tho river are lined with
these small floating houses. They aro
anchored to piles and they lie . half hid
den by tho great palm trees on the banks.
Hero and there a canal juts off into
the jungle and the houses on it makes
this a Iloating street. These houses aro
made of bamboo, with their sides and their
roofs thatched with palm leaves. They
are sometimes on piles high above the
water, but moro often they rest on its
surface. They are tied to poles driven
into the bed of tho river, and they rjso
and fall with the tide. Their average
height is not more than ten feet, and
eack looks liko two largo dog kennels
fastened together and covered with palm
The river is winding. It is perhaps a
-quarter of a mile wide and every turn
brings new surprises. As we near Bang
kok tho waters aro alive with craft of all
kinds. Little, naked, brown, shock
headed youngsters . paddle long canoes
not over two feet wide and so sharp that
the least balance would unseat the
rower. There are half naked women
with great hats of straw, which look like
inverted work baskets, sitting bare
legged and bare breasted in boats which
they paddle along, and boats of all sizes
are worked by all ages and sexes train
babies of 0 to wrinkled , old men and
short, gray haired women of GO. As you
enter Bangkok the crowd increases. In
stead of one lino of floating houses along
the banks there are three and sometimes
rour. Tho wiioio river js alive, and you
urn your eyes this way and that, meet
ing a maze of new objects nt every turn.
LIFE LOXQ SLAVERY.
The king of Siam is supposed to own
.lie people, and each man in tho realm
ias to servo for three, six or nine months
s a servant of tho government. At a
ertain time of the year tho entire popu
..;tion is marked off to particular nqbje
nen or government masters. These
.aaiiters, whenever tho government dc-
nands anything cf them, can compel the
oien marked olT to them to serve. Ail
iinds of work are demanded, and the
various marks put upon the men indi
cate? their trades or profession. Some
ue:i are required to give all their L'mo
ut the government, and in this case they
get nominal salaries. Those who give
half their time work for the king fifteen
days, and then have fifteen days off.
The three months 6ubj.-ct3 get no pay,
and during the time they are in Bangkok
they have to find themselves in food and
lodging. This work practically enslaves
the whole jopulation of males, and
slavery is common in Siam. Criminals
convicted often become slaves, and thej
are sometimes marked or branded on
the forehead. I have seen many men ia
chai:is duriug my stay here, and just
outride the walls of the palaco there are
at least two score of men, bright eyed.
gxj loosing, lusty ia;ow3 wuo nave
great iron collars about their necks am?
ch::ins about their legs and arms, who.
t re making basket work, and who
offered to sell mo their wares as I passed.
The debtor who does not pay in Siam
mu.st become the elavo of bis creditor, i
who charges him from 13 to SO per cent.
3 year, puts him in chains and takes his
work us the interest on the debt.
There are hundreds of 6uch slaves in
iungkok, and many of the men become
slaves by gambling away their living,
Tlia uation, all told, seems addicted to
vice rather than to virtue, and it is
nearer akin to pure heathenism thaq
any other I have yet seen. Still it claims
to be progressive, and its king Jias made
some steps to the front. The whole,
however, compares more to the colored
republic of llayti or to the blacks of
San Domingo than to any other civiliza
tion. The jwoplo are devoted to Buddh
ism, and tiie priests are numbered b;
tiiiiusauds. Frank G. Carpenter.
Giant GliU-iera of AlaaltA. '
The southwestern face of St. Elias, it
is saf to nay, will never be climed; it
prese.its a mass of broken snow, bcauti
ful, yet forbidding. We estimated the
summit to Ik? about 7.000 feet above us,
making its total height 18.500 feet. It
seemed to us that tiie coast survey m
giving it 19.500 feet was too liberal in its
figures. The day was cloudless; the
whole scene was one that baffles descrip
tion. It surpassed in grandeur, though
not in picturesqueness, tho very best that
tho Alps can offer. Koughly speaking.
tho eye encountered for miles nothing
but snow and ice. 1 had never before
thoroughly realized the vastness of the
Alaskan glaciers, though during the past
fortnight we had 6pent many a weary
hour in crossing immense moraines.
One of the glaciers we looked dowu
upon was not less than sixty miles long,
while another attained a breadth of
twenty-five or thirty miles. From below
I had gained the impression that ice
covered with debris predominated over
white ice. I now saw that this was not
the case, and that the ratio of debris to
clear ice was probably not greater than
that of ten to one. When standing at a
considerable height one appreciates for
tho first time the beautiful curves
through which the glaciers alter their
course. We noticed this in particular in
looking down upon the Agassiz glacier.
It appeared at one point to describe
three or four arcs of concentric circles
with radii varying from eight to ten
miles, each arc being indicated by a
light coating of stones, tho whole resem
bling an immense race course. Through
tho middle of the Tyndall glacier, and
for a distance of several miles, two light
streaks of moraine ran parallel to each
other, presenting from above tho appear
ance of a huge serpent crawling the
length of the glacier. Scribner's Maga
It is considered improper for women
to work underground in a coal mine,
writes a Dudley (England) correspondent.
Is it not equally wrong for them to toil
as blacksmiths? The scenes that occur
in tho smithies, especially in summer
time, are quite opposed to the accepted
notions of decency. T.he beat is intense,
There are the forge fires, tho red hot
pieces of iron, and, above all, the tre
mendous labor of hammering out the
iron. Even in wintry weather, with the
snow on the ground, I liave seen women
perspire at their work. In the summer
it simply results in an indecent abandon
ment of clothing. Tho fellahin of Egypt
are better clothed than tho women lu a
smithy's shop on a midsummer's dav.
Then, to bring tho olivo hammer down
with greater force, it sometimes happens
that two or three persons will spring on
the treadle at once. This is generally
done by boys and girls. They stand as
close as possible, hold each other by the
waist, and simultaneously spring with
tho right foot on the treadle. It is Iiardlv
necessary tq add that the standard, pf
morality is not high among tho members
of this trade, and would undoubtedly be
much improved if the women were de
barred from such work. Whether the
men alone could earn enough to keep
them is a question not so easy to answer,
though there can be no doubt that their
wages would greatly increase but for V.io
competition of their wives and their .sif
ters. Philadelphia Telegraph.
A professional "funny man" cays tint
he once gave a humorous lecture i..
which all his audience roared with
laughter, wilh the exception of an old
man in one of the front seats, who pre
served an aspect of owl like solemnity.
The humorist almost exhausted himself
in effort to win one smiie from that
stolid visage, and he was only relieved
by bearing, after the lecture, that Hu
man was stone deaf.
At a very hilarious family party, one
old gentleman, famous for his apprecia
tion of a joke, was observd to le ab
solutely sik'nt, even when J.he fun was
at its loudest. His unusuaj soberness of
demeanor first puzzled and then dis
turbed hij friends.
"Aren't you well to-night, uncle?"
asked a young man, finally, drawing the
old gentleman aside.
"Bless you, yes, I never felt better!"
'Yoij'j-q pof troubjed about anything?"
"Why, no! Wrat maues you ask?"
"I noticed you didn't smllo at all when
all the rest of us were laughing, and
that's something new, you know."
The old gentleman put his hand to his
mouth, and whispered:
"Don't you say a word, Harry, but
just now I can't laijgh. I'm afraid to.
I've jiuit got my new set of teeth, and 1
aint fairly used to 'em." Youth's Com
panion. Too Much Mtarje Ulssiug.
Y.'e commend to amateur actors, trou
bled with bad memories, the happy idea
of our friend C, writes tho "stage man"
of The Baltimore American. Though a
young man, he wa3 to play the father,
and the daughter chanced to be a very
liandsome woman. So when he forgot
his part he could think of nothing better,
while ludding his "child," than to say:
"Kiss your father."
And each time when he felt hij mem
ory about to fail, he would save himself
by cry mg out:
"Come tq my nrm3, my child."
The husband of tho daughter was
heard to say that ho thought "thouuthor
repeated himself very often."
Ho Will Not "oish-ft -
A precocious Ponckhokie boy had his
photograph "taken" the other day. His
uncle, desiring to send one of the r
traits to a friend in England, wrote the
following on a slip of pacr and asked
the boy to copy . on he back of the poi'r
trait: "To Uncle 's English friend.
From a little American boy." When the
portrait and copy were given to the lad
he shook his head and appeared dissatis
fied, lli.i mother asked him why he
acted i:i that manner. ' pin't going tq
send my picture to the English. U-eause
they came over here and t.i.ied us on
tea." xvi'.s the youngster's answer.
FEW OF THE
Didn't lleliei-e lu GhMt. but Afraid of
Them Things Worn anil Curried to lre-
vent IHHcnse- t'nlucky to Go Coder
Ladder lit and Out the Same Door.
The probable truth is that there is not
one of Tho Globe's readers who does not
at least half believe in some superstition.
Somewhero in your lives you have
little private closet where you keep one
or more pet superstitions locked up out
of sight of your friends, and, for tho
most part, out of your own sight. But
now and then you unlock the door, or
they get out through the keyhole; then
they look at you in the twilight with
their weird eyes, full of the mystery of
the past, arid you find yourself on your
knees la-fore them. Perhaps you are
half ashamed of them, because jou do
not more than half believe in them, but
when hey get you alone they master
you. iou are like Mine, do Stael. A
fi 'end said to her one day, "Do you be
lieve in ghosts "No, she replied, "but
1 am afraid of them, though.
A LONESOME I.ADY.
Col. Ingersoll dedicated his first vol
ume of lectures to "Eva A. Ingersoll, a
woman without superstition." In tho
early mining days, in California, when
sclfUh rascality seemed to be tho rule,
an old miner who had been repeatedly
"fleeced" was very much astonished at
the remarkable honesty of si young man
who had just paid back sunn money
which had leen given bi::i by mistake.
Thinking he could nut have many com
panions i:i sueh deeds l':: old man
stepped up to him. I.sid his band on his
shoulder and sai.l, "Stranger, don't you
find 3-ourself awfully lonesome about
these parts?" So 1 huve often thought
that if Mrs. Ingersoll is really altogether
"without superstition." she must some
times find herself -awfullv lonesome."
I remember, when a bov, that one of
my brothers used to wear about bis nock
a red woolen cord to prevent the nose
bleed. The only tiling clear in my mind
on the subject was that it did not pre
vent it. At any rate it used to bleed
very often, while the rest of us, who did
not wear one, were never troubled at all,
except in those cases that all who huvfc
been boys will understand, where a iost.
pf the ice in skating, or a snowball, or
some other boy's fist came in somewhat
violent contact with tho most prominent
feature of our fncea. I suppose, how
ever that there was some fanciful con
nection between the red of the string
and the red of the blood, and an incipient
homeopathy suggested that "like would
I also remember, when a child, how
some of the larger lxys used to carr?
about a horse chestniit in their pocket's
as a piOYPntJvo of rheumatism. This is
one of the mysteries 1 have never fath
omed. Only it does seem a willful per
versity for people to suffer so, just to save
the trouble of carrying a horse chestnut,
Just as it seems pure malice in any one
ever to die when one looks through an
apothecary shop, reads the advertise
ments m tho newspapers, or knows how
Dr. Cullis cures people by simply praying
for them, and then telling them they ar
WHAT BAD DREAMS MEAN.
A friend told me the other day that
when a boy he always felt it incumbent
on him to spit three times whenever he
saw a dead cat. The origin of this I will
not stop now to trace,
Not long since a lady acquaintance was
waiKing aiong ine ptvoet witn a friend,
when she suddenly felt herself pulled off
ii- i . . ... .
tne sidewalk mto tho street. The occa
sum of this sudden maneuver was the
other lady's superstitious fear of walking
under a ladder that leaned againsf the
wall in front of them. I have learned
that this superstition is very common
and, perhaps, it is not worth my wliile to
disturb it. ror it might be decidedlv
"unlucky" to walk under a ladder pro-
viueu a man weighing 200 was on it and
it should slip; or in case an unsteady
man with a "drop too much," should in
dulge in a further drop too much of a
loose lying brick from Ids hod. Though,
in tho case of the colored brother, who,
stood serene while tho brick lay in frag
ments at jus feet, and w ho merely ex
claimed, "Look out, darl Ef yo' doan't
want yo bricks broke jes' keep 'em off o'
dis chile's he'd!" it was only the brick
that was "unlucky."
I iiave an old acquaintance in Maine
who used to stick his jackknife in the
headboard pn going to bed to prevent his
having the cramp. That is the solo in
stance of that sublime faith with which
I am acquainted. But 1 hare known of
people who warded off the same uncom
fortable nightly visitant by scrupulously
arranging their slippers bottom up at the
foot of their bed.
A lady not long since went into a
jewelry store. Being at a corner it opened,
on two streets. When she started to go
out, the salesman said, "Madam! you
have forgetten." "Why what?" said she,
thinking of purchase or purse. "But you
came in at the other door," he replied.
Then it flashed over her: and though she
went on her way., she rememliered that
it was "unlucky" to enter by one dooy
and go out by another. However it may
be about other places, I am really inclined
to. think that it is unlucky for a lady to
go into a jewelry store, no matter which
door she goes out of: unlucky for the
man who lias to pay the bills.
Then, again, it L unlucky to have a
luul dream three nights running. This is
one of the signs that I believe in thor
oughly. "Aha!" you say. then you, too,
are suierstitious as well as the rest
u?" Yes, leljeve it is very unlucky tq
liave a Ixul dream even one night. It is
a sign that your supper didn't set welL
and also that you will not feci nearly so
w ell the next morning. And if you allow
it to trouMeyou the next day it i-i another
Lad igi a sign lhal you won't sleep 6Q
well the next night, and also a sign that
you have not yet outgrown the fanciful
dreams of the world's childhood. Dr.
Savage ia Boston Clobo.
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Frames in great variety. You can get everything you need.
You can buy it on the installment plan, pay so much each
mouth and you will pooh have a fine furnished house
and hardly realize the cost. Call and see.
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