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TOE DAILY HERALD
l'LATTSMODTIl, NEiitiASltA, FU1DAY, JUNE 7, 189.
Notice of Special Election-
Notice is hereby jjiycu, that on Satur
day, the 8th lUy of June, ISH'.), bpecial
election will be held in and for Cass
county, in the State of Nchraaku, for the
purpose of auhinittiu and to suhiuit to
the lejjal voters of Cans county, in the
State of Nebrattka, for their acceptance or
rejection, by vote and ballot, and allow
ing the legal voters of Huid Cass county
to vote upon the following pu-btion ami
proposition, to-wit :
Shall the County of C.iss, in tlic State
of Nebraska, iasuu and put upon the inar
ktt Kijjhty lionds of said county of the
denomination of One Thousand Dollars
each, said bonds to be dated on the first
day of January, 1510, and to be payable
at the Fiscal Agency of the State of Ne
braska, iu tho City of New York, State
of New York, twenty years after the date
thereof, redeemable at any time ou or af
ter ten years from date thereof, at the
option of said County of Cass, and to
bear interest at the rate of five per, cent
per annum, payable annually on the first
day of January in each year, for which
interest coupons fhall be attached, paya
ble at the Fiscal Agency aforesaid, and
shall the County Commissioners of the
a tid county of Cass, or other person or
persons charged by law witli the levying
of taxed for said county for the time be
ing in addition to the annual taxes, caus
cd to be levied annually a tax ou all the
taxable property of said county, sutlicieut
ta pay the interest ou sal a 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 sullicieiit to pay five per cent of the
iirlucipal of said bonds, and at the tax
evy preceding the maturity of said bonds,
levy a tax on all the taxable property of
eaid county to an amount sullicient to
pay the principal and interest due ou said
boudd, and taking such action as the re
quirements of the law and the provisions
of the statutes in such rases made and
provided, and the interest of said county
and the public may demand, provided
that proceedings shall be commenced for
tha erection of said Court House on or
before tho first day of April, A. IX, 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 Board of County
Commissioners of the said County of Cass,
made at a regular adjourud ssessiou of
eaid Board, duly convened and
held at the City of Plattsmouth,
the county seat of said Cass
county, ou the Itth day of May, A. D.,
lys;., and in accordance with' the law and
statute of Nebraska in said case
made and provided. ..and as set
forth in its question and 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 and 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 iu favor of said question and
proposition, to-wlt ;
"For the issue of the 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 priucipal and interest
of such Bonds."
And the form of the ballots to be used
at s lid election against said question and
proposition, shall be as follows:
"Against the issue of Bonds of the
County of Cn for the purpose of build
ing a County Court House and the levy
of a tax to pay the principal and interest
uf such Bonds."
Widen election shall be opened at 8
o'clock on the morning of suid day, and
will continue open until G o'clock in the
afternoon of the same day, that Is to say
the polls at such election shall be open
at 8 o'clock in the forenoon and continue
open until G o'clock in the afternoon of
And the County Clerk cf said county
of Cass shall 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 Election
Precinct. District and Ward, in
which such election in mid County
of C'.-s is to be held," and the
said Sheriff shall post up. in three
of the moat public places in each Election
precinct. District and Ward, in
which the election in "said County
Of Cass is to ' le ' held, the
katd throe notices thereof at least ten days
before the thiic.of guiding sucl election,
and at least oue copy of the question and
propositi JH so to be submitted and above
set foitU shall be posted up in a conspic
uous place at each of the several places
of voting during the day of such election.
It is further ordered and declared that
this notice of such electiou 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 be giyen
1 y publication thereof in the Plattsmouth
JIkkald. Plattsmoutli Weeping
Wter Republican. Cans County Eayle,
rab i?l; ckly Ncirs, Elm wood Echo,
jyouisyillc Adcertiaer, Union I.emjer and
QreciiWod'taZfcie, newspapers printed
a4d published and of general circulation
in the said County or Cass, for at least
four weeks next preceeding the day of
It is further ordered that such election
shall take place and be held at the fol
lowing named polling places and voting
places in said County of Cass, to-wit :
In Tipton Precinct, at Tidball & Ful
lers lnruber oftice, Lagie.
In Greenwood Precinct, at Town House
In S dt Creek Precinct, at Coleman &
McPherson's lumber office.
In Stoye Creek Precinct, at Grand Ar
ny hall, Elm wood.
I n bin wood 1-recinct, Elmwood Cen
ter School Ilpuse.
In South Bend Precinct, at South Platte
lumber office. South Bond.
In Weeping Water Precinct at school
house in district No. 83.
Weeping Water City at Dr. J. W.
Thomas office. Weeping Wuter.
in Center: llrecinct, at Mauley school
In Louisville Precinct, at Seth Rock
well' office, Louisville,
In Aroca Precinct, at 0. Tefft's office,
In Mt. Pleasant Precinct, at Gilmore's
school house; district o. 80. t
Ln Eight Milo Grove Precinct, at ileil's
school house, district No. 1S8.
In Liberty Precinct, at Leidig'i & Don
aldson's lumber office, Union.
In Hock Bluffs Precinct, at Murray
School house, Murray.
In Plattsmouth Precinct, at Taylor's
school house, district No. tl7. '
In the Citv of Plattsmouth:
First Waul, County Clerk's office.
Second Ward, old foundry office.
Third Ward, Itichey Br s. 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 fficers of such election duplicate
poll Books and necessary tally lists for
use at such election.
By "order of the Board of County Com
missioners of Cass county, Nebraska, this
8th day of May, A. D. ISS'J.
A. B. DICKSON,
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. IX- 1SS9.
peai. BIRD CKITCHFIELD,
County Clerk and Clerk of the
Board of County Commissioners
of Cass county, Nebraska.
IMPORTANT TO THE CITIZENS.
A Traveling Man Creates Great Ex
citement in the Empire House- -
Independence, Iowa, Oct. 14, IsSS.
Rheumatic Syrup Co., Jackson, Midi:
Gents: Your Mr. Brooks came here
tonight and registered as agent for llib
bard's Rheumatic Syrup, and as ho did
so it awakened in me an interest neyer
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 times being almost unbearable;
could move about onlv with the aid of
crutches. In addition to this uiy stomach
became badly diseased, 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 hav 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. Bowlet, Piopiietor,
Empire House, Independence, Iowa.
Sold by F. G. Fkicke & Co.
Depautnent op Tire: Intekior, Cex
scs Office. :;
Washington, D. C, May 1, 18S9.
To the Medical "Profession: "--'
The various medical associations and
the medical profession will be 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 Statf a as returned
by the Eleventh census. As the 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 affords1 the only
opportunity of obtaining near an ap
proximate. estimate .of, the birth and
death rates of much tho larger part of
the country,.which is entirely unprovid
ed with any satisfactory system of ,State
and municipal registration. In 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 Ijegister:' for'the purpose
of obtaining more actuate returns of
deaths 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 witfi'the census
office in this important work. The rec
ord should be kept from June 1, 1889,
to May 81, 1890. Nearly 3tf,000of these
registration books were-fUledmp--and re
turned to the-efHce in -1880, and nearly
all of them used for statistical purposes.
It is honed that pearly double this uum
ber will be obtained for the Eleventh
census. Physicians not receiving regis
ters pan qhtaiq - them, by sending heir
nsmes and addresses to tha cenaua om-
and, with tha register, an official envel
ope which requires no stamp will be pro
vided for their return to Washington.
If all medical and surgical practitioners
throughout the country will lend their
aid, the mortality and vital statistics of
the EleventTrcensu3wlll be more com
prehensive and complete than they haye
everTaeen. Every physician should take
a personal pride in having, this report as
fall and accurate as it it possible .to"make
it. It is hereby promised that all in for
mation obtained through this source
shall be held strictly confidential. '
Robert G. Porter, Supf cf Cenns.
in Q't'iOA MONTH ean.be made
I tf H i33f vot Ki.i I n us. Agents
preferred who can furhhrlt a iiawe anil give
ilielr whola time f.tie busine?:- hp-Are worn
eut m ty be profitably emp'oye.l al-w. A fvrf
vacancies in t-wns 'anil tit irs ' 'B. ' K. JOllN
v &tt). ivx V-H-t,ltirH"vind..Va,
If. B.PUae ttale age and bturiness exper
ttenee. iVerrr mind about acittlinylamp tor. r
vm. B.F.J.& Co.
; -ALL ABOUT BUTTONS.
INTERESTING FACTS CONCERNING A
VERY USEFUL ARTICLE.
The Greeks and KoiuanM Did Not , Have
Tlieiu Wo Arc Indebted to the French
for Their Invention In the Oldeu Time
When the ItudcM Wore Hauler.
Tho word button (French bouton, from
bout, an etui or extremity, mul bouter, to
push or place), is loss correctly applied to an
upixMiilae of dress than to a tiny projection
or collet intended to bo pressed by the thumb
or finger for a sjecific purpose, of which tho
apte&t illustration is furnished by the ter
minal button of an eloefric belL Tho idea of
utilizing the bouton for Lunging anything
thereby, or fastening anything thereto, is of
comparatively modern date; in short, neither
tho term nor the artiele was known to the
ancients. Tho dress of the Greeks and Ro
mans needed not tho presence of buttons,
ample substitutes for which were found in
the clasp. As evidence of this fact, it may
be rited that anioug'all the paintings and
mosaics discovered in the ruins of Pompeii,
no single illustration of the button has ever
been brought to light. Nor did the simple
costume of the Anglo-Saxons require those
accessor ies, which nowadays wo could-, ill
afford to dbiKnse with.
"BUTTONS ALL. OVER 'EM."
Previous to the Norman conquest, then,
buttons in this country were altogether un
known, so that here we have a distinct proof
of our historical indebtedness to tho French
for all innovations of fashion in the matter
of costuma Tl" people of Normandy must
certainly have lieeu of an inventive turn of
mind, or they would never have conceived
tho utility of buttons in relation to dress.
Nothing in nature could have suggested the
button, unless, perhaps, it was that species of
flower known as tho "bachelor's button;" but
this is scarcely probable. Rather let us say
tho suggestion came from the already familiar
woxIen knob or extremity known as tho bout
or bouton of their early furniture. We know
ourselves how convenient it is to hang any
article rf dress Ukii a door or drawer handle,
or even on tho collet of a bedpost, so there
exists no doubt that in this way it was how
tho Normans hit uikiii tho idea of temporarily
attaching one garment to another, until in
course of time they dispensed with the an
cient clasp altogether.
Once introduced, buttons soon came to bo
generally adopted by all classes, though no
actual reference to them is to bo traced in
our literature prior to the early part of the
Fourteenth century. Tho reign of Edward I,
which ushered in tight fitting garments, and
particularly sleeves, afforded scope for an
abundant display of buttons from tho wrist
to tho elbow, of both sexes, set as thickly as
possible, as may bo seen in illuminations and
upon elligies of this period. The writer of
"Tho Romance of Sir Degrevant," for ex
ample, in describing tho costume of an earl's
daughter, observes: "To tell her butenues
was toore," i. e., hard to count her bottons
would Iks difficult. Even the servants of the
time became infected with the craze. The
habit of aping their masters in this particu
lar is thus satirized by an old author:
Now tho horse clawers, clothed in prid.
They busk them in buttons as it were a bride.
During the reign of Edward III tho but
tons were set close upon one another down
the front of the coat hardie (coat or tunic)
of males and tho gown of females. In the
next century, however, they suffered a con
siderable decline, in consequence of the in
troduction of laces and points; but, by tho
Sixteenth century, they recovered their as
cendency to such a degree that not only did
they apjear in greater profusion and variety
than before, but tho material of which they
were composed included gold, silver and even
MARKS OF DISTINCTION.
In tho twelfth year of Charles II buttons
constituted tho chief imports of tho country,
and were subjected "to a' heavy duty. Soon
after this reign, however, goM and silver
buttons degenerated into , those of paste,
which at the same time rivaled the brilliancy
of tho most precious gems, while steel buttons
of abnormal size, highly polished, became tho
distinctive mark of tha dandies who frequent
ed the ilall and Birdcage walk of Sp. James'
park in tho days gone by. Iu proof of this, a
popular' caricature of the year 1777 has for
its subject onoof these effeminate individuals
dazzling a lady by the brightness of his steel
buttons . . .... . ,
It is, perhaps, well for us that the prosaic
age in which we l;ye affords littlo encourage
ment for eccentricity in regard to the wear
ing of buttons, whether in points of size or
number." And yet the button rago of the
middle ages certainly found a revival between
the years 1873 and 1SSI, during which period
-tho Birmingham button manufacturers pauot
have made their fortunes. Then it was that
the buttons pn a lady's costume resembled the
.stars in the heavens, for there existed, no pos
sibility pf counting them. .There . were but
tons on the back and buttons down thai front;
buttons over tho shoulders and buttons al
' the way down and across the7 skirls; buttons
pn the pockets And buttons everywhere; there
were even buttons round tho bat. '
In China the highest grade of literary
distinction is .marked by a gold button af
fired on the cap of tho individual .The dif
ferent grades pf mandarins are likewise do
noted by the color of tho buttons which they
are privileged to wear. So, also, in Europe a
button on tho front of the cap formerly rep
resented a mark of civil honor. Thus Shake
speare makes GuildensWrn in 'Hashittil' say:
; Oh fortune's cap we are not the very button;
meaning not the most highly favored. Again,
Georgo Gascoigno, in his "AVoodmanship,"
makes a similar allusion to the - courtly favor
pf one of his gallants: . . ..
. .His bonnet buttoned with gok,
' Hid oomlle cape begardeit all- with gay,
-pEs botnbast hose with linings mauifol J.
"" " . . London Queen.
The Greatest Smokers.
According to population, Americans con
sume nearly twice the., amount of tobacco
that is consumed, by Europeans. This cornea
of tho great smoking of tobacco in the form
of cigart n cighf "afcistj Uw4 P&ty '
partial pom bustioh of the 'tobacco. The to
bacco n a cigar would load an ordinary pipe,
four or five times. There is another thing; tq
consider. Cigar smoking 13 very expensivi
compared with Indulgence m the. pip. "if ha
habitual smoker, who buys tha cheapest cigars
ixnjld for the same money provide himself
with the best and costliest pipe smoking to
bacco. Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.-
' A train in Arizona was boarded by robbers,
who went through the luckless passengers.
One of them happened to be a Hebrew '.'drum
mer" from New Yprt, who, yrhen his turn
came, with fear and reluctance fishe4- out
$200. Ho rapidly took $4 from the pile and
placed it in his vest pocket. "What do you
mean by that P asked the gentle robber, as
he toyed with bis revolver. Hurriedly came
tho answer: "ilino frent, you surely would
not refuso .no a' 3 per sent, discount on a
strictly . cash, transaction like dis" . He got
tha disv-oont. San Francisco Ar qnau t.
to woo swi:i;t sleep.
MNY SCHEMES EMPLOYED FOr
Til" liM-iliiieil Itriiint of ;r-:lt Soldier.
Th Pillow of Our I'oref;tlier A
I'lan Th:U Woulil CttilM A reli lt- li
TitMiblo Wet the lleud.
If any unusually ucnto inventor could
tell us of un infallihlo cimtrivnneo for
iu to sleep just when wo wish to do
so there can bo no doubt whatever of tho
substantial lienelit which wouM thereby
le secured for mankind. Son 10 fortunate
individuals, like Najioleon I. can com
mand sleep the moment they lay their
heads on the pillows, others find them
selves all through life sleeping the sleep
of tho just every night, without difficulty
being experieneeilas to occasional wake
fulness, except when illness happen3 to
ThcDukoof WcllintGv who always
slept on 11 camp bedstead, had a maxim
that when u man turned in bed it was
time to turn out; und hero it may bo re
marked that great soldiers appear to bo
peculiarly constituted in their power to
summon sleep at w ill. Possibly this may
be duo to tho habits of discipline which
they have learned. They nay to their
braiiis, "Go to bleep," and at oncu the
word of command is obeyed.
WITH II K A TV T" TT" ""TT.
'c a:v w ivo-
typed advice in cases of this kind to
"turn tho pillow," to "think of some
thing else,'" or to imagine and count n
nuniberof mountain sheep going through
a gate. Many a time and oft has the too
wakeful brain worker attempted to carry
these and similar prescriptions into prac
tice, usually with results disproportionate
to tho efforts involved.
It may bo said without much exaggera
tion that the man who can first imagine
a flock of sheep, then a half oKn gate,
and then can force his hypothetical sheep
to go through one by 0110 without crowd
ing or dodging or turning tail, is fit for
treason, stratagems or writing the sul
limest poetry. lie is no ordinary man,
and it is for ordinary individuals that
tho saving prescription is required.
Among prescriptions of a. more or less
sensible kind which have been at various
times propounded and actually put into
uso for inducing sleep may be mentioned
the hop pillow, iii which our forefathers
had considerable faith, tho narcotic es
sential oil which produces the hop scent
being supposed to lo exceedingly sopo
rific. The hop pillow was used by George III
habitually when that monarch suffered
from insomnia. Then S. A. Ellis long
ago announced as a grand discovery to
the Scottish Curative Mesmeric associa
tion that sleep was all a matter of which
way one's head points.
In a certain direction the electricity of
the earth, which is supposed to flow be
tween the poles, passes along the body,
and so tends to the enjov'ment of repose.
Persons wishing to avoid sleepless nights
must therefore, Mr. Ellisad vised, always
sleep south by north, with their heads
pointing in their latter direction, and
they must most religiously avoid attempt
ing to slumber if their bed lies east and
The idea boasts some supporters nowa
days, but tho consequences of its univer
sal prevalence would lead to extraordi
nary results. For example, architects
would have greater difficulties in build
ing suitable private residences than they
encounter even now, if they were obliged
to put their doors and fireplaces so that
every apartment would allow of a. bed
being situated in exactly the same posi
tion all over the house.
Let us imagino also a country house,
where tho gentlemen all retired to bed
about 12 . o'clock, the ladies having de
parted to rest long before. ' What a rude
awakening would ensue for the latter
when they were suddenly roused by hear
ing horrible rumblings as of thunder in
the rooms on every side, and abovo them!
They would think it was an earthquake
without doubt; whereas, us a mere mat
ter of fact, it would bo only that each
guest was simultaneously" attempting to
shift his four 'poster into consonance
with the teachings of electrical science.
A PROFOUND SECRET.
Thero was, moreover, a London gentle
man who years ago really believed he
had found an absolutely certain prescrip
tion for banishing wakefubiess, and he
was willing to impart his knowledge to
others for a handsome fee on the express
condition that tho information should
"go no further."
'When' the sleep practitioner, died one
of his patients informed an expectant,
world that the grand secret was simply
this: A person lying in bed and attemp
ting to sleep usually breathes through
his nostrils, and the breath so emitted, is,
in cold weather, quite visible.
All that has to. bei done is for tho sub
ject f!o think of his own breathing, to
imagine, Uiat he sees every breath that
issues from his nostrils, and in a moment
or two he will fall into a refreshing
slumber. There may bo some virtue in
this prescription, though common sense
would be inclined to suppose that the
mere bother of imagining ary;hing what;
ever yould sq tuesome as to excite
tho hrain and banish sleep, much farther
63 tlian ever. . -
Some persons, howeY!". testified to tho
qompleto efficacy, of tho breathing i)an.
Alfred Smee, the author of "Elements of
ISlectrcr Biology," also attemoted to solve
me puzzie vrny eiecp, wcei muca neeuca,
is often altogether dea'sd. lie referred
me whole matter 10 tho region or "tne
bio-dynamic circuit, but the. practical
Erescription was to, wet" the top of the
ead with "cold water, and lie asserts,
that' ho has. thus often obaind, for a
sufferer rest whpn, every other weans
haye failed. !
AH these 6ph Ited endeavors are worthy
of much praise: but perhaps the best
prescription for avoiding sleepless nights
or parts of nights is not to take heavy
sappers, to go in for exercii and net to
dt uj late, exciting the brain. London
Standard.' ' !" - .-
Wln-ii I't i I-cl lou l!rlitgt I'rnfir.
llorno racing, in iUclf, h neither de
giading nor anything else that is bad; n
raee is u Ix-autiful and t-xhilarating kjmc
t.icle, and quh-t men, who never l-l, ure
taken out of themselves in a delightful
fashion when the exquisite thorough
breds thunder past. No sensible mai.
supposes for a moment that owners und
trainers have any delilM-ratw intention of
improving tho breed of horses, but, never
theless.' these splendid tests of spend and
fjiduranco undoubtedly tend indirectly
to produce a lino breed, ami that i i worth
taking into account. The survival of tin?
lit lest is the l.i w that governs racing
studs: the thought and observation of
clever luen j:ro constantly exercised with
a view to preserving excellence and
eliminating defects, so that little by little
we have contrived in the course of a
century to approach equine perfection.
If a twelve stone man were put up on
Hendigo that magnificent animal could
give half a mile start to any Arab, steed
that ever was foaled and run away from
the Arab at the finish of a four mile
course. Weight need not be considered,
for if the eastern bred horse only carried
a postage stamp tho result would be
much about the same. ,
Minting could carry fourteen stone
across a country, while if wo come to
mere speed there is really no knowing
what horses like Ormonde, Energy,
Prince Charlie and others might have
done had they been pressed. If the
Emir of H;:il wore to brii;: "vf,r Ptvof
.: . ' : : l '. ..
cowid pi.-k oL ;;.'!. bines from among
their second rate animals, and the worst
of the fillies could distanco the Ijc.st of
tho Arabs on any terms; while, if fifty
heats were run off over any courses from
half a milo to four miles, the English
horses would not lose one. The cham
pion Arab of the world was matched
against ono of the worst thoroughbreds
in training; the English '"plater" carried
about fi vo stone more than tho pride 0
tho east, and won by a quarter of ;t mile.
Unconsciously the breeders of racers
have been evolving for us the swiftest,
strongest and most courageous horse
known to the woild, and wo cannot
afford to neglect that consideration, for
people will not strive after perfection
unless perfection - brings profit. The
Asiatic Cliiid .Wivv. .
Tho Indian reformers who have taken
in hand the remarriage of girl widows
find no difficulty in obtaining plenty of
candidates. Where trouble comes in is
as to the disposal of these matrimonially
disposed ladies pending the discovery of
suitable partners. No sooner does a
widow announce her intention of r;ecur
ing another iMisband if she can than she
is disowned by all her kith and kin, cut
by her acquaintances arid, in some cases
sent adrift to pick up a living for herself.
The reformers feel under tin obligation,
therefore, to soften the severity of the
martyrdom to the best of their ability,
and with that object widow homes have
been established heso and there. The
expedient is, perhaps, as good a ono as
could be devised, but the managers of
the homes are not to be envied. In order
to carry out the rest of tho scheme suit
ors have to be admitted to make choice
anions the bereaved beauties, and then,
of course, a certain amount of philan
dering must be allowed to enable the
high contracting parties to come to terms.
All maternal heads of families well
know that even when only one affair of
this sort is going on in a household, a
deal of finesse and circumspection often
have to be exercised. Dire, then, must
have been the perplcxities'of the native
matron at tho Julpigori hov.o lately,
when twenty-five amorous youths were
daily courting as many skittish widows.
The bridegrooms expectant actually had
the audacity to apply for lodgings i- the
house, but thi. request was, of course,
sternly refused. Since, however, the
system appears to bring about a consid
erable number of marriages, these little
imperfections in tho machinery may be
pardoned. There is no fate more tcrri-
v ble than that of tho Indian child widow,
doomed to an isolated and hopeles ; ex
istence while yet in her early teens.
DiMlly Addicted to the Itailitiad I'siss llr.ljlt.
A lobbyist at Springfield, Ills., who
had. been a railroad deadhead for many
years, was called to his home, aliout forty
miles from Chicago, by a telegram an
nouncing the serious illness of bis wife.
When he reached Chicago it was late in
tho evening, and there was but ono more
train to his town that i.iglit. As he was
waiting for tho train time ho noticed the
conductor was a new man, whom he did
not know, and then for the first timo he
called to mind the fact that he had left
his annual pass over that road in his room
at Springfield. Approaching the con
ductor, he introduced himself and told
tho circumstances, said that all (ho old
conductors knew him, and ho never had
to show Ida pass to them, 6i he had been
careless about it.
"I have no doubt it is all right," said
tho conductor, "but I cannot carry you."
"But," said tho gentleman, pleadingly,
"mv wife is very ill. Imufc go home on
thU train," . .
''.J am sorry, - replied the conductor,
".but I cannot carry j'ou."
"Is there anybody around hero author
ized, to. issuoa- pAss'r Anybody who can
eZ mo on:';'
Tho conductor knew of nobody around
the depot who had that authority.
"Well," said tho lobbyist in despair,
"I shall have to .drive out there, and I
don't JincAv tho roadl and it 'will tako.me
all night anywav."
Tho conductor waa at last touched by
tho lobbyist's predicament and said:
"I c&n't carry you for nothing, but I
will advanco th3 money to you iF
'-Thunder and lightning!" exclaimed
tho lobbyist, smiling all over; T"ogot
a thousand dollars rijhtlierein my pock
et," and ho ran off to buy a ticket.
When ho came back he said: " '
"Conductor, if you hadn't mentioned
money I should never have thought of ;
paying my fare. 1 had forgotteen tlsat j
I could travel on anything but a pass."
His fare waa 51.10. Washingtcu Pert,
It. ft. WlHOHAM, .ll'HN A.IUVIU,
Notary Put. lie. Not;uy I'ublio
tvixmi.vfi a ia vn:w,
.ttornoyc - at - Law.
Onim over l:,nik if ii-fc County.
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(I'l'I'M V HI'UVl- OU.) .
Surveyor and Draftsman
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