The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19??, June 06, 1889, Image 3

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Notice of Special Election-
Notice is hereby a'tynu, tint on Satur
day, the bth day of Jim.-, ls:, a hccitil
election will l luld in mi.l for Cass
county, in the Stutc ot Ni l.iitsku, for tho
lurpi.(.i; of huliiiittiu mid to fcuhmit to
the leul yoten of Cus county, in the
State of Nebraska, for their iu ti'i.tanr.eor
rejection, by vole and lnllot, unl allow
ing the le;d voter of h:tid Ci-h county
to Vote upon the following (notion and
proposition, to-wit :
Shall tin? County of Cass, in the KUte
of N-lira-,ka, iMi; und put upon the mar
ket Kility ISoiuls of Huiil bounty of the
dcnoiuinstioii of One Thousand Dollars
eurli, said bonds to Im! dated on the first
day of January, ls'JO, and to he p.iynldc
at the Fiscal Ajjenrry of tin; State of Ne
braska, ii the City of New York, State
of New York, twenty years after the date
thereof, redeemable at any time on or af
ter ten years from date thereof, at the
option of said County of Cass, and to
b ;ar interest at the r.tte of live per cent
p?r annum, payable annually on the first
day of January in each y.-ar, for which
interest coupons shall be attached, paya
ble at the Fiscal A.-ncy aforesaid, and
shall the County Commissioners of the
said county of Cass, or other person or
persons charged by law with the levying
of taxes for said county lor the time be
ing in addition to the annual taxes, caus
ed to be levied annually u tax on all the
taxable property of said county, oullicieiit
to pay the interest on said bonds as
the same shall become due and payable,
and also cause to be levied each year up
on the taxable property of said county,
a tax sulHcient to pay live per cent of the
principal of said bonds, and at the tax
levy pre eding the maturity of said bonds,
levy a tax on all the taxable property of
said county to an amount sufficient to
pay the principal and interest due on said
bonds, and taking such action as the re
quirements of the law and the provisions
of the statutes in such casts made and
provided, and the interest of said county
and the public may demand, prodded
that proceedings shall be commenced for
the erection of said Court 1 louse on or
before the first day of April, A. 1)., 18!0,
and shall be continued without unneces
sary delay until the same shall be com
pleted. Such special election is to be held and
said question and proposition is to be
submitted thereat in accordance with the
terms of an order of the Hoard of County
Commissioners of the said County of Cass,
made at a regular adjoitrnd ssesion of
said IJoard. duly convened ar.d
held at the City of Plattsmouth,
he County seat of said Cass
county, on the !th day of May, A. 1).,
lsl, uud in accordance with the law and
statute of Nebraska in said case
uiad; and provided and as set
forth in its question md prop
osition so to be submitted and therein set
forth and made a part of this notice, and
according to the terms thereof, and that
said question ami proposition be submit
ted t a vote of the legal voters of said
Cass county, and the following shall be
the form of the ballots to be used at said
election in favor of said question ami
proposition, to-wit:
."For the issue of the Ponds of the
County of Car-s for the purpose of build
mil a County Court House and the levy
of tax to pay the principal and interest
o f ?uch Io!.d-i."
And the rm of the ballots to be used
at said election ngiinst suid question and
proposition, shall be as follows:
"Agam-t tin; issue of Bonds of the
County of Cass for the purpose of build
ing a County Court House and the levy
of a tax to pay the principal and interest
of such IJonds."
Which election shall be opened at 8
o'clock on the mornine of said day, and
will continue open until 0 o'clock m the
afternoon cf the same day, that is to say
the polls at such election shall be open
at S o'clock in the forenoon and continue
open uutil (J o'clock in the afternoon of
said da v.
And the County Clerk of siid county
of Cassnhai! at least twenty days previous
to such election make out and deliver to
the Sheriff of said county three notices
thereof of such election, for each Flection
Precinct. District and Ward, in
which such election in mid County
of Ca?5 is to be held, ami the
said Sheriff shall post up in three
of the most public places in each Election
Precinct. pi-trkt and Ward, in
which the election jjj said County
of Cass is to be hed, the
said three notices thereof at least ten days
before the limo of holding such election,
and at least one f-opy pf the question and
proposition so to be tsubtuUted and above
set forth shall be posted up in a conspic
uous place at each of the several places
of voting during tie day of such election.
It U further ordered and declared thtt
this notice of such election and of such
question and proposition so to be voted
upon and of the form in which said votes
is to be taken, including a full and com
plete copy of this notice shall begiycn
by publication thereof in the Plattsmouth
IIekalp, Plattsmouih Journal. Weeping
Water llepublhan. Cass County Eagle,
"Wabash "v eekly Neics, Elm wood Echo,
Lioaisv'dle Adrtrtiser, Union f,edyer nnc
Greenwood la?tt(e, newspapers printed
and published ar.d of general circulation
iu the paid County of Cas, for at least
four weeks jext preceeding the day of
said election.
It is further ordered nch election
6hall take place and be hul.l at the fol
lowing named polling pl iCiS and voting
places in said Count- of Cass, to-wit :
In Tipton Precinct, at Tidball & Ful
ler's lumber oflW, E-iglc.
In Greenwood Precinct, r.t Town House
In Salt Creek Precinct, at Coleman &
McPhTson's lumber otiicc.
In Stove Creek Precinct, at Graijd Ar
my hall, Elm wood.
In Elmwood Precinct, E niwood Cen
ter School House.
In South Hend Precinct. i:t South PJatte
lumber office. South Bond.
In Weeping Water Precinct at school
house ;n district No. S3.
Weeping Water 'City at Dr. J. W.
Thomas otiice. Weeping Water.
In Center Precinct, at Mml-y school
honse, ManW.
In LocNville Precinct, at Rock
well's office, Louisville.
In Avoca Prccioct. at O. Tefft's office,
In Mt. Pleasant Precinct, at Gilmore's
ch"ol house, district No. SO.
In Eight Mile ('rove Precinct, at Heil's
school house, district No. tH.
In Liberty Precinct, at Leidig'i fc JJon
aldsou"jj lumber ollice, Union.
Iu Uock JJluffs Prceiuct, at Murray
School house, Murray.
In Plattsmouth Precinct, at Taylor's
school house, district No. :17.
In the City of Plattsmouth:
First Ward, County Cleik's ollice.
Second Ward, old foundry ollice.
Third Ward, Kichey line Lumber
Fourth Ward, Waterman's lumber of
fice. Fifth Ward, Fifth Ward school house.
And that at such election the votes
shall be received and returns thereof
made and the same shall be canvassed by
the same officers and in the same manner
as required by law at each general elec
tion, and it is further ordered that the
County Clerk prepare and deliver to the
proper officers of such election duplicate
poll Hooks and necessary tally lists for
use at such election.
By order of the Hoard of County Com
missioners of Cass county, Nebraska, this
Sth day of May, A. IX 1kk!i.
Chairman of Board ot County Commis
sioners of Cass county, Nebraska.
Witness my hand as County Clerk and
Clerk of the Board of County Com
missioners of Cass county, Nebraska, and
seal of said county hereto affixed
this 9th day of May. A. D. 1SS9.
County Clerk and Clerk of the
Board of County Commissioners
of Cass county, Nebraska.
A Traveling Man Creates Creat Ex
citement in the Empire House
Independence, Iowa, Oct. 14,
Hhtumatic Syrup Co., Jackson, ilich:
Gents: Your Mr. Brooks came here
tonight and registered as agent for llib
bard's Rheumatic Syrup, and as he did
so it awakened in me an interest neycr
before realized in a guest at my house.
You will not wonder at it when I tell
you the story. For years I have been
greatly afflicted with inflammatory rheu
matism, the pain and soreness of the
joints at time3 being almost unbearable;
could move about onlv with the aid of
crutches. In addition to this my stomach
became badly tliseased, and neuralgia set
in, which threatened to end my day. A
traveling man stopping with me gave
quite a history of your Syrup, and the
peculiarities of its combination, which
induced me to try it. I hava taken six
bottles and no act in my life affords me
greater satisfaction than in writing you
I am a well man.
It will be a pleasure for me to answer
any communications, for I believe it to
be the best remedy ever formulated.
A. S. BowtET, Pioprietor,
Empire House, Independence, Iowa.
Sold by F. G. Fkicke & Co.
sua Office.
Washington, D. C, May 1, 1S89.
To the Medical Profession:
The various medical associations and
the medical profession will bo glad to
learn that Dr. John S. Billings, Surgeon
U. S. Army, has consented to take charge
of the report on the mortality and vital
statistics of the United States as returned
by the Eleventh census. As ths United
States has no system of registration of
vital statistics, such as is relied upon by
other civilized nations for the purpose of
ascertaining the actual movement of
population, our census affords the only
opportunity of obtaining near an ap
proximate estimate of the birth and
death rates of much the larger xart of
the country, which is entirely unprovid
ed with any satisfactory system of State
and municipal registration. a view of
this, the census office, during the month
of May this year, will issue to the medi
cal profession throughout the country
"Physician's Registers'' for the purpose
of obtaining more acurate returns of
deafljs than it is possible for the enu
merators to make. It Is earnestly hoped
that physicians in every part of the
country will co-operate with the census
office in this important work. The rec
ord shoulel be kept from June 1, 18,
to May 31, 1890. Nearly 26,000 of these
registration books were filled up and re
turned to the office in 1880, and nearly
all of them used for statistical purposes,
It is hoped that nearly double this num
ber will ba obtained for the Eleventh
census. Physicians not receiving regis
ters can obtain thee hy sesdins their
names and addresses to the census office,
and, with the register, an official envel
pne which requires no stamp will be pro
vided for their return q Washington.
If all medical and surgical practitioners
throughout the country will lend their
&5d, tjjejriortality and vital s'atistics of
the Eleventh census slll )e more com
prchensive and complete than ihey faaye
ever been. Every physician should take
a personal pride a haying this report as
full and accurate as it is possible to make
it. It is hereby promised that all infor
nottion obtained through this source
shall be held strlcily confidential
Robert G. Porter, Supt. of ihnsus.
"V t it i -1ft A MONTH can te mn-le
I I ' O " worhiiiU for 1H - Agents
p eferred who cnu furnish a tiorfij mi f;ie
j heir whole time to the busines. Sp-ire iiii m
ut l;i y be ir.fpahlv mi'oyel al. . ftr
vanareles In tns and cill U. K. .J(!1N
MN & O) low M-in-st.. irhirtoiil. yr
.V. U.PlMAe state age ami liHxlno-H exper
titnee. AVrcr mind about sending stitmp i?r rt
vrn. B. F. J. A Co. . .
How to Tume nd Train u Canary lllrd.
Vuluubln Thoughts on the Cure of Cbil
Ircii I'h iiif-ul Culture for I -adieu The
Noble I .! of Some of Kurth's Angeli.
"My boys uml I havo lieen shut up together
fcr bix weeks," sail a littlo wornau the other
day, her bright face dimpling with sunny
smiles, bhowing how sweet mid fresh is tho
quality of youth fulness which makes tho
matron n captivating in her meridian us thu
girl must have teen in her morning. "Quar
antined," she added; "and .ve've hiul u siego
of it; but the dear lads were never really ill,
notwithstanding tho dreiulful character of
thu tliseuso which had them in its clutches.
Of course we were terribly anxious, and the
doctor kept warning us thut wo could not bo
Uh careful; anJ I had such a horror of any
infection wafting itself from our doors into
the home of somebody else where there were
children that I could uot sufficiently multiply
precautious; but when all was said, and nil
the privations and lisap;ointnients borne,
there were compensations. Tho bo1 mid I
grew so well acquainted! Wo read several
splendid books through, from lirst chapter to
finis; wo studied tho Now Testament; wo
played games. They told mo everything,
just as when they wero my babies toddling
over the floor and coining to mamma with
their questions and their troubles; and now
that it is over I shall always look back with
u certain gratitude and pleasure of memory
on our six weeks in quarantine."
Mothers whoso boys and girls are full of
tho excitements and ambitious of student
life, or whoso brood is just poising for flight
from the homo nest, will understand this
woman's feeling perfectly.
A similar exjerienco has been tho portion
of many of us, varied perhaps by certain
conditions. Tho clear husband, it may be,
has Imjcii very ill, so that for soino days life,
seeming gray faced and unfamiliar, has
taken on a new and stern aspect; what witli
tho secession from tho ordinary routine,
meals altered to suit tho convenieueo of those
in attendance on tho invalid, tho world of
fashion and of recreation temporarily ex
cluded, tho daughter's practicing hushed, the
littlo ones diverted in a far away uursery
that papa should not bo disturbed, kindred
coming with anxious faces and soft foot falls
to make daily inquiry, flowers and dainty
food left at the door by friendly neighbors,
tho pastor dropping in as often as the physi
cian, tho door bell muffled; while to all hearts
in tho household there has been vaguely
threatening the menace of an unspeakable
What if the happy, easy going, merry
voiced man, spending his life between busi
ness and home, tho morning and evening
regularly calling him to ouo or tho other
point with the steady jogging back and forth
of the pendulum, should bo about to leave it
all, to lay down tho cares and forget tho ac
tivities, and sleep the last sleep? Tho wife,
who has accepted much of his devotion as a
matter of course, her right like that of the
flower to sunshine and rain, suddenly in a
glimpse of revelation perceives how much
she loves him, appreciates his generous love
for her; and when, later, tho tide turns, and
the patient is convalescent, tho first blessed
helpless querulous stago over, and tho "season
of calm weather," when health is coming
back liko tho tido at flood, fairly inaugu
rated, what delight, what ecstasy, what re
newal of tho wooing and tho winning days
of long ago!
"Papa and mamma," the children say, smil
ing as they pass tho door and hear tho voices
of tho married lovers in endless confidential
chat, "are really more devoted than ever."
For the first time in years tho pair have an
opportunity to be much together iu that soli
tude of two which, is the sweetest thing in tho
whole world, and itself an Edeu returned,
when the two, heart, soul and human inter
ests, are absolutely one.
Nearer to God we climb by such a ladder as
this, and heaven sheds its light of jasper and
amethyst over earth's prosaic days. There is
a kernel of compensation within tho husk of
such suffering, common though it bo, and the
home values rise higher, tho home unities are
better conserved, the home attitude of de
fense against outsido temptations is more
resolutely maintained in consequence,
A child's school course is interrupted jos$
when parents and teachei-s are most jubilant
over the rich mental development which is so
rapid and so promising. Tho eyes, the back,
the quick growth, somo danger signal flung
out by nature in pallor or fatigue, sleep walk
ing or forgetf ulness, pain or nervous waste,
alarm the family doctor, and he calls a halt.
Father and mothor are reluctant to admit
that the studies and school discipline are too
much for the son or daughter of whom they
are so proud; but they are people of common
sense, and too much is at stake to make risk
possible. Tho boy leaves the desk and takes
up the hoo and rake; the gii: goes from the
piano to the seaside ; a jouruey is planned'
and a thousand influences hitherto out of
range are brought to bear upon tho culture
pf the youthful mind. Tho time, far from,
being lost, is put to good account. The law
of compensation holds everywhere, never
more firmly than in the life of tho household.
Harper's Bazar.
Tiiiniii and Tamlnj Canary Birds.
I have tamed several birds. I left England
one year ago, and before I came hd a bird
that was so wild, it was" terrible to go near
the cage. This is what I did: I hung the
cage up against the wall in my bedroom,
more from feJ" of the cat than anything,
and at night when it got dusk I threw over
the cage a light covering. When I went to
bed and the gas was burning bright it roused,
he bird, and 6hs generally gave a twit, twit,'
asking if I was there.". I - took the covering
oil, placed her on my table and used to sit by
her talking bby nonsense, till at last she
came to tho side where I was sitting, flutter
her wungs and open her beak, jvhteh J took;
tor a kiss and "good night"" t always 'put
her up and covered her; sometimes she would
twit and worry hi her cage after I was in
bed, upon which I always called out, "Go to
sleep, birdie," and she was generally quiet.
furjng the day I shut myself in my room
rid opoued the cage door; it was not Jong be
fore she camo out and would pick 'up any
threads and carry them into the cage. Since
I came to America I bought her a large cage,
such as they put mocking birds in, and gave
iu- f,ler,tr fit (wheu I placed thp pld.
3age on the' table" eue refused to go into (f).
Never hang canaries in a draught. I always
placed her cage on the dining room table at
tno end and thero J kept it, with tho doer fir
ways open, unless! opened the window and
then I closed it for a moment, when she
hopped about tho cage in a fury. At dinner
jjnje he always weut to tho potato dish and
If iho found It too hoc came ib our plates and
helped herself to the potato Eoakedui gravyj
At last, of her own accord, she followed me
nybere? one of her wings being slightly
clipped to prevent her from" flying toq" far,
but that was done before she' was given tci
ma Mv rooms are three iu a row, the sitting
' room In tne center and the bedrooms leading
from it on either side. In the looming ahe
euuiu hopping luto uiy room and would twit
till she roused me, then ihe hopped to my aim's
and performed tho samo kindness to him.
At last tlio would follow mo into the kitch
en and be very enraged If I drove hc-r luick.
to the silting room. Sho always camo to mo
if I called her and would fetch bread from
nny oiiit, und if I pretended to take it from
her, would figlit like a littla fury; she
would do tho samo for my Wo placed
littlo roins o:i Iter uud she would hop round
tho table, ami just us 1 had taught her somo
littlo tricks she suddenly died from cramp,
caused hy some one, thiukiug s!io hud not
water enough to butlio iu, Huriug bouiu
water which had been ieed ai.d, taking cold,
had killed her. 1 havo not bid another.
Whj iu England a lady living in Sussex 1ms
a large cage lull out of doors, uud all her ca
naries live ia the trees, und nt foiling ti:no
they all conio down and sho is covered by a
yellow cloud as they jereh on her in every
spot they can find to rest upon. Savannah
(Ua.) Lady in Goal Housekeeping.
Druuiutlo KUui'ut Ion.
"You would be surprised," said a friend,
"at the number of society women who study
dramatic art under tho best teachers without
the slightest intention of ever going on tho
stage. They do it as tho readiest means of
acquiring charm of manners and u good
presence." Tho Dolsarto system of training,
rightly taken, is the finest way of acquiring
flexibility of figure, grace of movement and
facial control. 1 have often wished in ol
serving tho gauche motions and tricks of
manner in even educated women that, they
could for a few months havo tho truiniug a
good uctress receives. One sees thesu tricks
of faeo conspicuous iu country people coming
to tho centennial, and plenty who uro not
from tho country either. Tho women smile,
and they wriuklo up their ry ; '..' :
and show tlicir gui:: L.vl.i l.u
A good dramatic teacher would attack
these faults at once, and keep criticising
them till the pupil was cured. Dulsarte's
"decomposing exercises" attractive name!
aro really tho finest things for acquiring
grace and control of the figure. They are,
you know, a series of relaxing movements
by bending each joint separately from the
finger tips to tho hips, differing from calis
thenics in being less formal and fatiguing.
Delsarto had the fault of a Frenchman in
the passion for formulating theories which
afflicts that nation. Formulas seldom do
justice to an art, and his rules sound absurd,
while their practice is quite another thing.
A woman desiring the coinpletest physical
aud emotional training should put herself
under an enthusiastic pupil of Delsarto.
St. Louis Republic.
Sleeping Koouis for Children.
Possibly tho attention of very few mothers
has been directed to tho importance of tho
position of their children's beds. With cer
tain orderly, careful mothers a small alcove
adjoining their sleeping room is generally
considered suitable, leaving tho main room so
much freer for other uses. But to what fate
aro wo consigning our child wheu wo exilo
him to the alcove? Here lurks all tho stale,
vitiated or we might say dead air, undisturb
ed by the freer currents of tho main room.
The child breathing this air night after night
experiences a loss of vitality, a tendency to
colds and a languid, depressed condition in
the morning, quite different from tho re
freshed awakening in pure air.
It has been demonstrated that the beds
nearest tho walls in the hospitals have the
highest rate of mortality, they being subject
to influences of polluted air similar to the
alcovo of tho bedroom. The existence of bad
ventilation around tho corners and sides of
rooms has been so well demonstrated that it
has already given riso to tho building of ro
tunda hospitals, where tho current of air
along tho floors rises as it reaches tho wall,
effectually ventilating tho whole. Tho first
suggestion of this idea camo from the drop
ping of a small piece of paper near the center
of a rotunda, where it skimmed along tho
floor aud rose as It reached tho wall. In an
ordinary room a similar experiment with a
pieca of thistlu down will indicate tho usual
direction of tho air currents. Babyhood.
Worth Remembering.
Tho following incident was related by a
family physician: Being called upon to visit
a sick child, he found tho batio in apparently
good health, but crying and struggling con
tinually as though suffering extreme pain
and anguish. The mother stated that tho
child was desirous of nursing continually,
and in order to quiet it, she had been obliged
"to let it nurse as often as the crying parox
ysm camo on. When that failed to quiet it,
paregoric or soothing sirup had been admin
istered. "When did you give the baby a drink of
water last?" asked tho doctor.
"I don't remember" replied the mother.
"I seldom let him drink water. Does ho
need it?"
"Need it!" exclaimed the doctor. "Why
should he not need it as much as you? The
child is suffering from thirst, nothing more."
Ho accordingly callod for cold water, gave
tho infant a few spoonfuls, and it immedi
ately ceased fretting and soon went to sleep,
eu joying a long refreshing slumber, the$
for many hours.
All mothers and nurses should remember
this. Infants who nurse may often suffer
torment for the lack of a drink of water.
Often a child cries from thirst; therefore use
common sense, and instead of dosing it with
poisonous compounds, give the little sufferer,
all he wants. Exchange.
Physical Culture for Toadies.
"The Society for tho Promotion of Physical
Culture and Corset Dress" is the comprehen
sive name under which about one hundred
Chicago women are associated. The riuy
leaves nothing to bo desijed ui the way of ex
planation. When1 Mrs. Annie Jenness-Miller
lectured here the society was formed to pro
mulgate her ideas and continue In this viciaity
her crusade for dress reform. Meeting ai-i
held on the first Friday of every, month duri"
ing the winter, and in the summer a child of
tije society, the -'Outing club," keeps the
members together. Mrs. Dr. Cary talked
about the evils of tight lacing and of kindred
subjects, illustrating her remarks by a mani
kin ierhaps it should be called a womanikin.
Sho told the members where their lungs, wem,
ond pointed pat ths fact that the heart lies,
iu oilin&ry human beings, near the breast
bone. She also located other internal organs
very cccurately. The need for fresh air was
enlarged upon, and the lecturer inveighed
against compressing the lnrg with corsets.
It was remarked that most women aro. sadly
ignorant of physiology in general, and of then
own bodies In, particular, and pt,aker
emphasized her ojeairt! to spread knowledge of
itiat sort among feminine humanity. Chi
cago Herald.
The Tyranny of prssnilJi.
pr ami-Mpf it New York woman declared
to a reorter that she is ready to organize a
society for the protection of women from the
tyranny of dressmaker". "Just think of it,"
sha f xclaimSj t in the great majority of cases
we cant have a dress made as we want it for
love, or money. The dressmaker scornfully
ignores our dsa-??. end makes it to suit her
eSlf. - -l won't make your gown that way, I
said my dressmaker the other day in answer
Cb could we hut have wen, w lilln they wero tiurs,
Tli'j t;raco of ilayu foivver iihm1 nwuy ;
Had we hut felt tiio lo.-auty of tlif iLnv.-m
That hlooan-d for us In-fore they knew decay;
Could wo have known how wo should yearn in
I-'or looks niil wiiiles wj uioro to Krr-t our siht.
Or how thu fruitlivx ti-ars would fall liko ruin
Kor hourx oftivivt eoiiimtitiion, vanished iifte;
Th'ir worth to us, lia 1 wo hut ln-lti-r known.
Then had v o hfld them di-aitr w hilo our own,
Had ki-.t somo salvage for tho Joys o'crlhrowit.
And loiielint'&M llsrlt hui found us Ii-sk nlimel
Thu Century
Souk; &t-iisihle SuKext ions for the I n-l ruc
tion of Old iiikI Voting.
Everybody has theories of education now
adays, and tho next generation or two otiht
to grow into u highly cultivated race, but
tho importance of making them good reudcrs
is U-ing forgotten. We educate children for
their future gxl; wo give them acconiplish
uieuts to render them attractive and agreea
ble to thu world of society; to develop their
minds for their own future enjoyment, and,
lirst of all things, wo teach them to read mid
sjiell How many of them, grown into men
and women, who would bo ashamed to spell
badly, aro ablo to read ono paragraph, se
lected ut random, so that every word shall be
pronounced correctly, every sentence given
undcrstaudingly, every inflection properly
marked, and the thought of the author in
stantly seized and perfectly expressed, while
the voice, meantime, is so pleasantly modu
lated that tho fact of tho sound itself is grati
fying to tho sense of hearing?
In tho niatier of pronunciation alone, few
a fashionable chit 1:1 the city. Out of ten at
tempts to pronounce coirectly all tho words
of a certain paragraph, none wero successful,
tho president of tho chit himself making
thirteen mistakes, which was only about tho
average number.
Make tho attempt, each ouo for himself,
and see how many of tho following words
you pronounce, either as Webster or Worces
ter directs: Acclimated, cement, pronuncia
tion, plebeian, precedence, finance, concave,
concentrate, phial, fuchsia, vase, interest, etc.
Tho pronunciation classes which have been
tho rugo in tho east have bee'ii a public lieue
Ct and a matter of pleasant interest. A few
havo been recently organized in Chicago
with much success, and arrangements havo
been effected for many more in tho full.
Everybody knows there aro two ways of
reading to one's self, aud that ono of these is
as much a selfish benefit as reading aloud.
This is with both eyes and lips; in imagina
tion, although no sound is produced, tho for
mation of each word on tho lips U mailo and
the attention, therefore, for tho instant, so
fixed upon it that its meaning is fully grasped.
In the other way, thero is such breathless in
terest in tho facts uarruted that thero seems
to bo an overwhelming necessity to hurry on
for information's sake, and the eyes alono
turned automatically over tho page, and an
outline of meaning is grasped without an
idea of tho words and phraseology used to
express it. The habit of so reading, skim
ming over things, produces in a very short
time a poor memory. When everything is
poured into the mind at such a rato that onlj
a confused juniblo is produced no wonder the
memory breaks down.
There is but ono way to read seriously, im
provingly and not for tho solo purpose of pass
iug away tho hours. Read and think at the
samo time. As each page is finished close the
book or turn over tho pajier, concentrate the
attention and think over what has just lieen
react If you can pat tho thoughts into
words and speak them aloud, two things are
bound to result: Improvement of mind und
improvement of memory. Pleasure thus be
comes intellectually profitable. This should
ever bo adopted in reading joetry, for the
word painting hero- is so beautifully varied
thut ofttimes tho meaning must be searched
for seriously, ofttimes tho stylo itself renders
the exquisite thought obscure. The practice
of memorizing passages of poetry will soon
become mere play, if reading, good reading,
is alwaysdono iu this way. Wo cannot train
tho body to our will unless we give it exer
cise; nor can we expect different results in
mind or memory.
The power of concentrated attention, it is
claimed, is more apparent in man than in wo
man, and it cannot bo denied that this is the
case. But the average man traius his mind
to this end by hourly practice; tho average
woman, perhaps once a mouth, attempts to
concentrate her thoughts on one subject.
If in these days of culture we pould all
learn the definition of reading and know ex
actly what the phrase means when tiie word
''reading" is qualified by the adverb "well,"
it would bo of untold worth to us. A good
memory is such a help to self confidence, a
good understanding to self improvement ; a
good miiid, well cultivate. such a treasure.
Au individual possessing all three is a delight
unto himself and to tho world. Chicago Her
ald. Tlio pifii-r-eiic-e.
A gret many scientific men havo descriled
in stately phraso the characteristic differences
between men and women. Mrs. Frank Leslie,
in an article on "W omen's Clothes," siojj
them up, however, in a very piquant aud sat
isfactory fashion. Kho says-:
"A woman, if sho wero sji down on un
oasis In the Desevt of. Sahara, with not a cai
ayan in sight, would peep into tho pool to see
how she looked, and would smooth and fluff
her hair and pull her draparies into place be
fore she looked to see if thero was anything
to eat. A man would look first for smnc:
thing to eat, and next for fcvcetLiug to kill,
and he wonh', iict loo, into the pool at all ex
tpb to drink!?'
There you have a pen picture of the marked
peculiarities of the two nnimaH Xew Vvrk
Herald. ' '
How he Lookc
" Grace Greenwood is one of the few women
who look like their pictures. Anybody who
has ever seen a counterfeit presentment of
the high, rather pointed forehead, the promi
nent nose, the strong, kindly mouth, the
friendly eyes and tho hea,vy black hair drawn
down ahnuet to. cover the tips of tho ears, in
ilia old fashion, would recognizo the rather
short figure and matronly proportions of the
brilliant writer whoso pen has not by any
means lost its point and sparkle. Mrs. Lirv
pincott has one graoe rai among women or
raoq-ihe knows when there has been enough
after dinner speaking, aud the can win moro
adjuration, by sorting a clever remark in a
fpme of twelve words than often repays tho
most brilliant orator for a twenty minutes'
peroration. Kansas City Journal.
life in Pizen Creek,
CoL Whipsaw (of the Rattlesnake ranch, I
being shown to his room m the Bad I Jinds
house) Wb-what does it say on that air 6ign
up there?
Landlord It says "Guests will please re
move their spurs before retiring."
"By the north fork of the Great Crooked
Bitterroot! . Go out to tho corral an' git my
hoss an1 I'll mosey I If the effete ways of tho
worn out east are sneukin in here like this I
shall start furder west to-night 1" Texas
K. is. Winoiiam, John A. Imvim,
Notary I'uhlie. Notniy IiiM!o
Attornoyc - at - Law.
Office over l'.aiik of Cuh Coiiiily.
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pants $4, !.o0 mid upwards.
CSTWill guarantee a lit.
Prices Defy Comoelilion.
(cor nt v si i: r on.)
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Surveyor and Draftsman
Plans, Specifications and IM i.uutt s, Mu
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Dr. C- A. Marshall.
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