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THE DaILV HERALD YllATTSMOUTIi, NeMkaSKA, TIlUKSDAV, JUNE lii, iKSft.'
THAT DKKAI) D1SKASR
LPa03Y AND ITS TREATMENT BY
IVt'vulfiii'M of tlio liu-n In Hie llHttitliun
Jl:tml lie vol ion ftf I'ullier litiui-u.
lilVortH of (tvrriiii!iit mikI Smiitary
Improvement of (on.lil Ion.
Tim death of I-'iillicr llamicn, the bravo
Iloin.iu Catholic pi i.-st, ho left evcrythbie;
to minister to tho Ii-imth of tho Hawaiian
Il.tii'l-i, aroused tiio inter t of tho world in
this unfort iinatc hmi1i, wlio n ro luiirked-by
di-case, foul nu'l incurable, to Ihj set usido
fr.nii tins rest of Immunity in xt.soiis iijioii
v.hom tin) hand i'l judgment has In-cn heavily
TlllS IlCtll lliv-.-IM! M-CIIIS to lis littl un
derstood no-.v iiH it was tlioii.-iiid.4 of years
n;.'o. Modern seicneo lias f.til-d to find any
cun-for it, or, ind-i-d, any cuu-m for it. Its
lieiiiiiiu- in one knows; its cud will proba
bly come wilii the end of tho world. It is one
of t ho mysteries of life that hay. never Ix-cii
unraveled. Aii'I yet thowi who are contend
in with it ere in Iiojh-s that the euro will yet
be f i i i 1 . lU-cansn they have not succeeded
i:i I ln ir search they are not ready to ivo it
mi . As tin- president of the hoard of In -alt I:
fca vs: When, t wenty-ono years ii";o, tlio h-jts-)attii"of
this kingdom enacted tlio law 'tO
prevent tin; spread of lepriisy," it was provi
ltl lii.it the lioard of health should ri'iirt to
the legislature at each ft its regular sessions
tlio i-Ajn-JKlitiiri" in detail, toct Iht with such
informal i- '11 rvai'lin the die:ise of leprosy
if-i it may d-i-m of iniei.-t to tin- nlIi.
Imii ik the more than twenty years that
have rlapM-d, tiiu stiiily of t he Ii j-ase that lias
revail.-i, ami to a c,reat extent still prevails,
so indent ly in this l.iniloiu has U-eji pressed
with iiiu'i'inittiii zeal ainl ierwverain"o in
nearly every country ly men of medical ami
scientific attainments. I'.y decrees, through
imceasiiir and wntchfid lalxir, by comjinrisou
of inf-irmat i n ami iiilen-hane of expel i-rnn-s,
experiments ami thought, and to no
Hiiall stent, K-rhai, ly uplifting tin heavy
curtains of ast cent uri'-s, ami unrolling the
scrolls iii'--l !' those familiar with thisdis
thousand of years la-fore the birth of
the Saviour of man, and ly the material aid
of pHietieal eommoli seii:-, joining its forees
to thor of imilieal wiemt', tho worM has
learniil m iniieli, nti'l t!:e imiii-ations aru that
know lc.lo Is li:erea.-in; w f-te.-nlil V ami favor
f.lily, that we are nltint half justiiieil in Loj
iv.,X that, at the eml of the next quarter of a
century, tho time will not then Imj far ilistant
that n cf.itrillii! jiower shall le found for
tlio :liM-:t.M of whieli oni Atreya, who wrote
in India, prot.aljly inoiv than 4.IKKJ years ayo,
Klid: "Tli" man who nelei-ts tho diseas.; at
Its eommeiieemi nt is Miru to die, for it Ikv
Th! pr.-seiit snethinj of rat ing for the lepi-rs
is that of separating iheni fror.i the ret of
thef community and making a settlement for
Iliem. At first, sejiara! in was 1 ho one tiling
llunilit of, lut -are was not considered. As
j Ins Ilia" has ;jon liy, and especially since Fr.
)amieii i;iTV;r"il himself to thu work of alle
viating; their c lition, there has lteen much
l..!tu in tl)i way of iaic, until nw the jK-oplo
are as eomfortalilij ns tii'-y .-aij by with this
terriMo Uiseaso holding them in so stern a
T1IK KKTTLEMKXT IX HAWAII.
For a eoii-iderablo time there was nobody
to look out for theso iKnpl. A man was
"fst-lit there just to receive t hem, show them
I heir bouses and rive tlietu their weekly al
lowance of IixmI. Water was scan-e, and had
to U; carried t-oiisid-'rabledistances, and yrcat
inconvenience and considerablo suffering
erew out of it
jljnnv who were approaching tho latter
Taiji"f 1 ho disi-aso, and those who had no
friends or reiativos with them. suilVred more
or less, but, to jt. credit of tho iieojilo bo it
id, as a ride they uinu-,.it always found a
frl-ivl in their extremities. There was no
u'piial ,';".ildin in those days whore they
i-ocld be takti faro of. The tract of luud
cot)! it utitiT the hpiV settlement projects
from it..' niain Inxly of the lsiatul, and forms
n l-ind f t si.'.-lf. i.u luilin-, probably, an area
In" al.-.iit r,xi(; acres, abouruiins with every
variety of soil, tin. I verj'thL'ig necessary to
e-iooly tho wants of tho natives, ami having
a lailr; area of land to lw utilizi d for the
rai.Mii; of stocks; the sea abounds with fish,
and before this place was occupied by the
Jep.'rs it sustained a very larse and tliriving
' The iH-i:;ii.cl inhabitantsof tho place owned
:i jn-at iiiany pi.-..- of land and Louses, the
houses b?in mostly ihatclied ones, and only
three or four were wood.-u etnictures; the
lands wcn mostly planted with taro, po
fatoes n;: 1 other vegetables. Most of
fhes.; hou.---s Mud lands were purchased
ly t'.io j:overiniw-iit for the accommoda
tlvia of the lejK'rs, rjid tho ilanted
lands for their support. AH tho first ship
ments of k'lK-rs were allowed to take their
v. ivi-s and hc.sban.is with them, or a son, and
p; s uae instances a daughter; but children
vrij ;"ot iK-rmittitl to accompany them.
fMWV. :j-v :ver, lepers were not allowed to
laka tiieii- ),ui.ands or wive:i with them, and
visits to tlio settlement ceased to bo per
mitted, execpin; only umlei tl;e most strenu
fniS ( it cunistaiices, and only for a brief inter
la V 't'o tl-o iunbcr of lepers at the settle
ment had increased to and, in spito of all
j-tiorts to secure their isolation, numbers al-Viiv-
remained behind. Bv this time the bi-
c?iiial Iesi?Iaturf s cviucttl more interest in
tlio condition of their unfortunate fellowmen
at the settlement than had been the case pre
vious! v. and at nearly every session a com
ulvJ was appointed to visit tho settlement
,uid icj-i' t on the modes of living, suflieieney
f iod i'-o-isi's, etc., or the lepers; ana, m
consvHpit iu e ct ail of theso visits, during the
i.'-i.sk'.tiireof 1S7S, ihoitt)ement received the
fiv.-k:l attention of tho legislature, :vliich re-i',,,!-!
in an increase of their weekly meat
rations ttoi;; five to seven pounds; a number
ct cottages woi also built, and tho lepers re
,;i iyed additional ..cessary articles, such as
i'lid kerort-no oil, and their allowance of
ten 7k.iuh.1s ci rice was changed 0 nine
...nM.k with one iiound cf suirar.
IVevious to this the settlement had received
,erv I'ttlo medical attention. A physician
used to cot,o from Maui two or threo times
..,.or vUit tho ttlemeuc lor a icw uours,
and rctui u. Suijsco.-'t3y efforts were made
to obtain the services of a resilient pujaieian,
tLe le-Ulaturo having provided an appropria
fio." of 10,000 for a physician for the leper
.Mieeiei.t which has met with varying suc
cess. Unfortunately, the Hawaiians, -yta
ow exceptions, prefer their own remedies
nud their own doctors. They liavo littlo or
no faith in a foreign physician. They seeni
r..o,. rn(st cf them and their meOicmes, ana.
t alone, very few avail themselves of
hir swv-ies. excepting in some cases of
severe accidc-itts. or where their own efforts
Vnve K-co"ie nnsuccfessi'al pnd tho case may
o well nigh hopeless. Boston Hrtild.
The proprietor of a well known patent
medlciMC lately received tho foUowing letter:
Dear lr A couple of months ago tny wifo
was hcrdlv ablu to speak. Sha took Jwo bot
tles of your 'Vital Regenerator,' and now
she cannot speak at ail. Pleas send me two
more bottle of j our valuable lnUt?r9,,,
THE ANGELUS BELL OF FALSE RIVER.
Thrioe u(khi tho ear with a solemn nwetl
l ull llio pli'iwjin titieM of tlio bell!
I'rom tbo n Helen t xteeplu tho timid dove
Awakens from il ilre.un of love,
And Its Htartled mate, li'.;o a wounded thing,
Iuii in air on a quivering wint;.
Acron ttm bright water tlio isluiid (;lows
In roy lislit mid in Boft ivikisp;
I.iUo ni-liaiit-l Kcenu It" radiant ulioro
Ukii llio wavo Ih pictured o'er.
Athwart tho blond ami tremulous river
The last rays of tlio Kiinlinht quiver;
IJko liiimun I)isIiik ftr taking flight
They l"avi tM-l.inJ Iheai a track of lilit.
I fuze on llm w'iiu and lincerinj iiiiiho
I'ntil twilight its hliadowx dilfiiso
Till no echo of tlio Angcluit U-Il
Iti'iuln s tliocar v.!tli itssoiemn kwcII!
"Kpsil-jii"' In New Oi li-.ins i'ieavune.
The Orlsiii of Msitln- Curds.
As is tbocaso in many other instances, we
wo tho invention of visiting cards to tho
Chinese. So long nji ns tho tH-riod of tho
Tung dynasty (i;iS-!K)7) visiting cards wero
known to bo in common use in China, and
that is also the date of tho introduction of
the "red silken cords' which figure so con
spicuously ori the engagement carusoi mac
country. From very ancient times to the
present day tho Chinese liavo oliservcd tho
strictest ceremony with regard to tho paying
of visits. Tin: cards which t hoy use for this
purjMsx aro very large, and initially of a
bright rt.il color.
When a Chinaman desires to marry, his
parents intimate that fact to a professional
'match maker," wlio thcrcurmn runs tlirougn
tho list of her visiting acquaintances, and se-
locts one whom sho considers a fitting brido
for tho young man, and then t.ho calls uiion
the young woman's parents, armed with the
bridegroom's card, on which aro inseriljisl his
ancestral name and tho eight symbols which
denote the day of his birth. If tho answer is
an acceptance of I. is suit, tho bride's card is
sent in return, and should the oracles prophesy
'kI concerning the union tho jKirticidars of
tho engagement are written on two largo
cards, tied togethor with tho red cords. To
Initial to tlio 0"tasiu.
Tho b-st thing told of Del Sarte, tho great
master of expression, was his demeanor on a
siii'lo invasion when ho was taken bv sur
prise and Jail hi:i arts seemed unavailing. It
was told bv one of his liersoual pupils. As
his life went on, ho was in iart superseded in
favor by a more showy rival, with whom ho
was to unite one day m a recitation before
certain important jersonages. It so hap
pened that the rival was to arrange tho per
formance, and as one of his advantages lay
a voice much more powerful thnn Del Sarte's,
ho maliciously contrived to place tho audience
it a verv great distance. Del barlo saw
through tho maneuver at a glance, and
formed his own plan to counteract it. Tho
rival had tho first recitation, and spoke so
loud that iio'.MHly felt called upon to keep
very still; and there waj so much taking and
moving about as really to interfere with tho
performance. When Del Sarto camo for
ward there was a momentary husli from
curiosity to hear his opening. Ho not only
made no effort to speak louder than usual,
but actually sitko lower, so that there was
a complete silence through his whole recita
tion, ami nobody lost a word of it. A man
thus equal to the occasion could teach lessons
more imiortant than any art of expression.
iSau Francisco Argonaut.
Tho author of "Wanderings in a Wild
Country"' gives some curious ideas with re
gard to the celi.-stial bodies, which ho gath
ered from the natives of New Britain. Tho
untutored mind" is evidently more imagi
native than scientific.
In conversation one day with an old man
about the spirits of tho deceased, ho told mo
that the stars wero lamps hung by tho depart
ed spirits to light tho way for those that
should come after. Where these spirits wero
ho did not say, and although I questioned
him closely on the subject, ho seemed to have
no idea as to tho sort of place to which they
como at last.
Ho only knew that they went across tho
water to tho moon at rising, and, getting into
this, wero carried to tho region of tho stars,
whenco they returned to visit tho earth by
the same means.
I tried to puzzle him by asking him how it
was that tho moon was sometimes largo and
sometimes small. Ho replied that when it
was small there wero not so many spirits re
quiring to go, as it was at tho full moon that
most ieoplo died, rsaturally, that was also
tho time when most spirits required to visit
tho earth. Youth's Companion.
' Spoiled tlio Trick.
I first sav.- Magician Hermann in Kingston,
Jamaica, years ago, when ho had not arrived
at tho zenith of his fame, and I was a fun
loving "middy." Hermann gavo a show and
I went to it. Beforo tho exhibition began he
took mo aside and arranged with mo to act
as his confederate. Ho gavo mo a rabbit,
which I put in my pocket, and ho was to find
tho littlo animal there at tho conclusion of a
sensational trick. But unfortunately I got
interested in tho magician's tricks, and in
twisting around in my seat to get a better
sight cf tho stage I squeezed tho rabbit, and
tho littlo wretch set his teeth into my side.
I yelled with fright, think ing a snako had me,
and beforo tho commotion in tho audience
had subsided tho rabbit had vanished, ner
mann had to leave his best trick out of tha
performance and I had to leave tho hall.
Duncan Harrison in St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
A Lou;; Wire.
Tho wiro belonging to tho Western Coun
ties and South W"ales Telephouo company,
which crosses tho entrance to Dartmouth
harbor, has tho remarkablo span of near
ly half a mile, viz., S00 yards. On leav
ing the Dartmouth sido tho wiro is 3C2 feet
above high water mark; it drops to 103 feet
near the Kingswear side, and then rises again
to 007 f eot. The wiro is very fine and light,
being of No. 17 silicon bronze, weighing
twenty-four pounds to tho span. 1 his una
has already withstood several strong gales in
a most satisfactory manner. Electrician.
New Way to Catcli a Bear.
Soiuo Main lumbermen who wero annoyed
by a bear stealing their molasses out of the
camp store room put up a job on bruin.
They got an empty molasses keg, drove the
sides of it full of sharp pointed nails inclined
toward tho bottom, poured a littlo molasses
into it, and set the whole arrangement out in
t!i inwlios the. rior wn. The next morn
ing it was found soma dtstancs trom the
camp. The bear's bead was inside. Ha had
stuck it in and couldn't draw it out. A rifle
ball ended his misery and bis thieving. Rock
laud (Me.) Courier-Gazette.
Needed No Sympathy.
"I am truly sorry, J ohnny," said, the friend
of tho family, meeting tho littlo boy on the
street, "to learn that your fathers Louse
was burned down yesterday. "Was nothing
'Don't you ivasta no gilef Qa mp," replied
Johnny. "All cf paw's old pl'othes was
burned up in that fire, end maw can't make
any of 'cm over for ma this tiaij. Tutn
U Jdio-luui-tuin, f'hooI-de-docdie-doo :" Ciil
PLUNKETT ON WIMIX.
LOVE OF DRESS OFFSET BY SACRI
FICE IN TROU3LOUS TIMES.
How 1'iuliiuii Changed ami Wre Fol
lowed 1 lie AVomeii of Illelimom Dur
Init ttie ItHtllo of Seven Pine Ilovr
Their 'Cioo!tieH" Wan Shown.
"A girl will suffer agonies and smilo all the
titno just to bo in tho fashion," said Plunkctt,
ns ho took his seat and stuffed tho tobacco in
"In their courting day," ventured Brown.
"They will draw their corset strings so
tight that they pant liko a lizard and er fel
low can span erround cm, and they will
force a numlier four shoo on a number seven
foot and skip erround as frisky as cr lamb,
while tlicy aro suffering agonies that would
put any man in tho hospital."
"In their court iug days," said Brown.
"TOri.NU'' IXJAII.S O? MIV GOODS.
T can rememlier," said l'luukett, "when
it was tho fashion to Ik palo and sickly look
ing, and lliogirln would jHiultico their faces
and hands with meal dough to blench 'em,
and they'd Ik; so lincky that they'd cut a pea
in two Tor a mouthful and swear they had a
bate when they had only eat a half biscuit.
And then pretty soon tho crazo got on tho
red order, and tlio ko lierries wero gathered
ami ruhlx-d on their faces, and when they'd
get hot mid icrspiro tho jiokelierry juice
would st real; 'em up tho same as an Indian,
but it was the fashion, and whatever is fash
ion is right."
"If it's some other fellow's sister," suggest
'( hie time," resuiid Plunkctt, "they had
a fashion to look slim and ln-an pole like, with
out any humps on theirsel ves, and six yards
of calico would make any of 'em a dress, and
then erg in they took a craze to lo fat and
cliuirv, witii big bumps on thcirsclves, and
then it took a good sized dry goods store to
furnish cloth enough to dress ono of 'em, and
the cotton they used to make the bumps would
fill a good sized hamper basket; I've seed littlo
puny wiuiiii toto enough dry goods on their
sclves to weigh down a strapping fellow.
"I know that war's er bad, bad thing," re
sumed l'luukett, afti'i" a short pause, "but
when I call to mind (he simple ways of our
Georgia wimin in them hard days I feel like
the country was blessed by its coming, for
we would never liavo learned their goodness
in times of peace.
"The pretty bonnets that were made from
thescrapsof tho worn out dress of jieaceful
days sheltered faces free from foibles, ami tho
homespun garments covered forms unwanted
by the strains of fashion. They dressed in
tears and moved as in tho presence of death,
as pure as angels and as self-sacrificing as
the men who fought their battles."
"You're right," said Brown.
"Speaking orbout tho wimin in tho war,"
said liunkett, as ho scratched his head and
knocked the ashes from his pipe, "makes me
think of the day that the Seven Pines battle
was fought in front of Bichmond. I was
there that day, audit was the hottest weather
I'd ever sood. Two of tho finest armies that
ever stood facing of each other were there
McCiellan and Joseph Ii Johnston. The
Yankees could sac the flags waving on the
eapitol of the Confederacy, and it was under
stood that it was e;oing to bo the day that
would decide the fate of Bichmond and of
HOW BANDAGES WERE MADE.
"As soon as tho first streaks pf day broke
in the east it was saluted by the boom,, boom,
boom of tho big guns captured at Manassas
called Sherman's battery. There were two
guns in that battery called Long Tom and
Laughing Charlie, They had a queer ring
to their boom, and it was thoso guns that sa
luted the day as it pseped up oyer the hills
and announced ready for-tho Confederates.
"Richmond began to stir. Tho wimin and
children lit oaten bed, the Jiells began to ring
and tho whistles to blow and tho people
Hocked to Main street till there was not stand
ing room on tho walks. Tlio fight had com
menced, the big guns wero roaring and the
little guns were like a fu'o in a cana brake.
Trains rolled in from Petersburg and Lynch
burg with re-enforcements. They lit from
tho cars and started at a double quick down
Main street and out to the fight. Knapsacks
begin to be thrown to tho right and tho left,
and the gutters wero filioil.. Wimin and
children went to piling them up and stood
guard over them, but it was no use, they
were never called for, and it was mighty few
that unslung their knapsacks on Main street
that day that lived to see tho end.
"As tho day advanced the hotter it grew.
Every vehicle in the city was pressed into
service to go for the wounded, and as they
rolled in the cry for 'water, water, water,'
was heard everywhere.
"Tho wimin of Richmond wero the first to
discover what was needed. Every bucket
and dipjxjr was pressed, and tho old men and
children went in a run to anil from the water
plugs, while tho wimin went for provisions.
Tubs and buckets were placed all along the
curbstones en each sido of the street filled
with water, and baskets wero held by tho
wimin, and each soldier was given a sand
wich as they double quicked down tho line.
"The wounded were coming in by thou
sands. The news spread that Joseph E. John
ston was shot and Loo had took command.
Tho doctors wero out of bandages, and tho
wimin tore then- underclothing and sheets
into strips to bind up the wounds.
"This young generation are the sons and
daughters of such wimin as these. As it was
then so it will Ikj ergin, I reckon, so let 'em
rip. But it does make mo mad to seo -'cm
fools erbout tho fashion." Atlanta Constitu
tion. Indian Moccasins.
The shoes or moccasins worn by the North
American Indians are nearly all alike in their
general structure. The moccasin, a slipper
made of soft dL'er skin, withattt a heel, is
common to nearly all of them. Many of them
have leggings either detached or connected
with tho moccasin or shoo so as to torm a
Sonio of tho Indians ornament their moc
casins with beads, quills or embroidery.
Among tho southern Indians, where no pro
tection is needed from tho cold, a shoo is liiade
consisting simuly of a solo of thick hide bound
on tho feet by 'thongs.
Among tho Apaches an odd attachment is
found on tho boots or moccasins. This is a
littlo projection of tho solo in front cf tho
toes, generally made in tho shapo of a littlo
round pad. This is called a cactus crusher
and has its purpose. When tho Indian walks
through jgrdwtha or prickly cattus tho crusher
beats down tho priekers in front of his foot.
Some shoes pf odd form, with elongated heels
and toes, aro used among the Jsavujes and
other southern tribes in their dances and cer
emonies. Washington Star.
It Slakes a PLC'crence.
It is told cf tho present czarewitcu that one
day, reading "Tho Lady of tho Lake," ho
came to tho line, "Long live tho commons'
king. King Ja.m:s!" and. exchiinied, with
Bparkling ej eo: "i'es, the kind of tho com
mon people I That is the only king of a king
that I would care to be." His father used to
make such remarks, too, beforo he came tc tho
throne, not since. Sou Jbraucisco Argonaut.
Reminisce urea of UN Karly Strca'sle and
f 1 1 in .vti.iitriry.
When Mr. Disraeli first appeared in tho
iolitieal arena he made up his mind that tho
preliminary stop to suocss whs to crcate"a
sensation. Hi. tieo his wild radical sicche-,
lii.s challenge to 0'ConniH and his outburst-!
on tho platform and elsewhere, which made
him the butt of all tho wags in Ioiidon. It
may, indeed, I? said with truth that he never
ceassd to b;( an object of ridicule with a largo
part of the press and his own party until just
U-fiHV his death. The "Jew," the "adven
turer," the "mountebank," theso were about
tho mildest epithets which wero Hung at him.
Whether lie cared for them or not must
always remain a matter of conjecture. Some
of his friends have tol l mo that ho was indif
ferent alike to praise or blame. I have known
many men of whom that has been said, but
never ono of whom it could lo said with
truth. Disraeli, no doubt, had tho usual
human feelings, although he was much more
skillful iu disguising them than nine men out
of ten. I always rcgardi.il him as tho most
accomplished orator on any stage, and very
few persons ever saw him without his stage
make up. This may lie said without any dis
paragement to his great enetrntion, fore
sight and courage as a statesman.
Everything ho did was done with an cyo to
.fleet, and lieforo ho was sure of receiving
public attention in tho legitimate way he
beat tho big drum to attract their notice.
His velvet coats, his gorgeous vests, his rings
on every finger, his wondrous watch chain
and his flaming cravats wero as much a part
of tho theatrical business as his bold attacks
on individuals or his dashing statements
which wero not intended to bear a strict ex
amination. When his p'irion -.: . - r- -.v
sories wero discarded, lie always retained
his part inlity for garishness and finery, but
when he threw away his rings he began to
weigh liis words. Tho sensational part of the
performance had done its duty, and (he nct'T
rememered that tho English are essentially
a humdrum nice and that they tdways'dis
trust a man who is too clever.
When Benjamin Disraeli tried to geFinto
tho house every Ixxly was opjoscd to him,
including his own relations, one of whom
condemned it as the maddest of all mad acts,
as Disraeli wrote and told his sister at the
time. It is not very often, perhaps, that
help or encouragement comes from one's own
relations when it is most needed. Disraeli's
sister believed in him, but we have no record
of tho opinions of his father or brother. He
got into parliament in spite of all obstacles,
and on his first day he took up his seat im
mediately behind Sir Robert Peel on the
second bench, the place which is usually
occupied by some old ami well tried friend of
the purtj", if not of the minister.
"Ton jours a ui lace" was the motto of Benja
min Disraeli. People laughed at first, but
they soon began to seo that they had a for
midable power to reckon with. "Next to
undoubted success," wrote Disraeli to his
sister, "tho best thing is to make a great
noise, and many articles that aro daily writ
ten to announce my failure only prove that
I have not failed." London Cor. Philadelphia
Their "Qiirnt Cork" Days.
Ill 1S50, when Mr. Edwin Booth was 17,
and a year after his debut as Tressel at tho
Boston museum, ho gavo an entertainment
with Mr. John S. Clarke, a youth of the same
ago, at the court housj in Belair, Md. They
read selections from "Richelieu," "The
St ranger," and tho quarrel scene from "Julius
Ca?sar," singing during tho evening with
blackened faces a number of negro melodies,
"using appropriate dialogue," as Mrs. Asia
Booth Clarke records iu the memoirs of her
brother, "and accompanying their vocal "at
ter.ipts with tho srnnewhat inhanr.onious
banjo and bones."
Mrs. Clarke reprints tho programme of this
performance, and pic tures tlio distress of the
young tragedians when they discovered, on
arriving iu tho town, that tho simon puro
negro they had employed us an advance agent
had in every instance posted their bills upside
Mr. Joseph Jefferson, tho third and present
bearer of that honored namt, was unques
tionably tho youngest actor who ever made
his mark with a piece of burnt cork. The
story of his first appearance is told by Mr.
William Winter in lis volume entitled ''The
Jeffersons." Coming from a family of actors,
tho boy, as was natural, was reared amidst
theatrical surroundings, and when only 4
years of age in 1SVJ ho was brought upon
the stago by Thomas D. Rice himself, on a
benefit occasion at the Washington theatre.
The littlo Joe, blackened and arrayed pre
cisely like his senior, was carried on to the
stage in a bag upon the shoulders of the
shambling Ethiopian and emptied from it
with tho appropriate couplet :
Ladies and gentlemen, I'd have you for to know
I's got a littlo darky here to. jump Jin; Crow.
Mrs. John Drew, who was present, says
that tho boy instantly assumed tho exact at
titude of Jim Crow Rice, and sang and
danced in imitation of his sable companion,
a perfect miniature likeness of that long, un
gainly, grotesque and exceedingly droll
comedian. Lauren so Hutton in Harper's
Hard to ISeat.
"Those wero pretty good fish stories pub
lished tho other day," remarked a Nashville
gentleman yesterday to a reporter., 'bitt
thero is n moderately young man i:i the real
estate business in this city whose experience
can discount any I ever heard of. Hero last
week he was fishing down in tho Big HarpetU
river and had just settled down to business
when a f.ih c-atao along and ran off with
his hook und liuo while ho was killing
bait. He looked into tho water and saw his
disappearing tackle, and saw myriads of fine
fish sporting amid tho waters. He hail to re
turn to Nashville at the close of that day and
it wouldn't do to como without ikjinething to
show fur his skill.
Though' his line was goi'.e, ba hn.d plenty, oi
Uopiis and bait remaining, and a desperate
expedient flashe I through his mind. Divest
ing himself of :iil his wearing apparel except
tho shirt, he c.'.refully tore the real" of that
useful garment into strips, and upon each he
placed a baited hook.
"Thus equipjed, ho piun.c-d in the. stream
and Itoldiy' ina'io for tho opposite shore. It
seemed that ho never bad so hard a swim in
his life, but he finally reached the bank and
unloaded dozens of the finest fish that j'ou
ever saw. When ho swam back for his clothes
he took off the hooks lest tho accumulating
weight of fish lulght drown him. Thoso who
are not in the secret regard his luck as phe
nomenal. Nashville American.
Mr. M. W. Hollis had a pair of geeso
hatched in tho f priug of 1S41. Tho goose was
killed by a mitik about ten days ago. Tho
gander is now living. Mr. Hollis showed us
a piece of home mad& hard soap that was
made in the spring of 1S41 by his mother.
Mr. R. A. MiSzell reports that he has a hen
fifteen' years' ckl, and she lays every day.
That hea has bomo much fruit.
Mr. William Adams, the old bachelor, has
a peacot.k tLlrt-flve j eara old that has mated
' with a turkey hen. Talbotton (Ga.) New
THE BULL TERRIER.
lie I Itrnvn a I.lon unit Will l"aei
Any IU, u.ii.1 Will Sll. k Tilt Heath.
The bull terrier is a capital watch dog, said
a prominent dog fancier of New York. H
never barks, liceauso he fi-cls that he can deal
unaided with any burglar, mid in nine oacs
nut cf ten hois riht. It is all tooth with
him, and a robber rarely knows that hois
present until lie feels him. iUit iu this linoof
business he is not a favorite with refined ji"o
ple. You we, there are no liounds to the fe
rocity of a bull terrier when ho is r-nco arous
ed, nn I the lifeless body of a roblier is nn
unpleasant thing for tho servants to find en n
kitchen flrmr when they get up iu tho morn
ing. 1 once sold a good bull terrier to the
w idow of a clergyman.
She l;vl in a lonely hous. in Westchester
comity, and lcforo she had owned the dug n
week a burglar climbed through tho bit-;
mi nt window. He saw (he terrier i:i the
dining room and managed to e'amlM r up .n
the high mantelpiece. It was ii bitterly cold
night in mid-winter and ho clung then
shivering for -several hours, whil.i the do;.
hungrily licked hi; jaws underneath. Tin
lady kept no servant, an 1 w hen she entered
the room i:i the morning she was at first ter
ribly frightened, but the f How told h -r such
a pitiful story of his siilbTings that sho wa
mo cd to compas -ion. Sho gave him f.l and
a good breakfast and allowed hiui to gi
away. Then she sent the dog back to me, ad
vising me to shoot him, as such a savage, re
liiorseles.s brute was clearly unfit to live.
Bull terriers and tho willow s of clergymen
havo no common ground upon which they
Call amicably meet.
I doubt, too, w hether bull terriers, faithful,
brave, strong and watchful ns they are, have
very much intelligence. Certainly they have
ot iv; l.ieeh as (lie Set itch ff t h o' ! f .shi' -nc"
..... I in :. .. ". ..i ! '. i... , ; ;..;., iron,
which tho delicate lilt le t hing, like a minia
ture port ra i t of his ancestors, has Itcen bred
for a lady's lap dog. A prominent lawyer ol
New lluven bought a liii ! bull terrier from
mo about a year ago. On the second nigh',
alter tho dog had In -en in his possession the
gentleman was a guest at a supper pn ty and
did not reach hoiuo u.il il the small hours of
the morning. The terrier nu t him nt tli
gate of his orchard, and drove him up an ap
ple tree, where ho held him a prisoner until
the family arose at breakfast lim .'.
The dog bad only S". :i him half a doen
times, and ho did not recognise him. This i
a danger with all bull terriers when use 1 a
watch dogs. They reason slow ly, and when
they once reach a conclusion, whet !ht it i
wroiig or right, they cling to it as tcn ieiou: l
as though it was an opponent's throat or i.
prowling tramp's leg; and, like :t gun w ith
an imperfect breech, they are apt to iujun
their owners in an excess of zeal. Nothine
will beguile them to forget their duty while
life lasts, but their s"iisn of smell is vcr
weak, and a bit of poisoned meat throwi.
over the fence is tolerably sure to clear lie
course for the burglars when they arrive
ready for business, at njght. Now York Sun.
Water Marks on I'ajier.
The oldest document or paper as yet dis
covered with a mark i.; the .".coount book o!
loOJ, supposed to be manufactured out o!
linen rags by the Holbein family at Ravens
berg. E::eept this particular specimen, al
paper manufactured by the Ilolbeius beaiv .
tiio "Bnli's Head, "'doiibl less taken from the
coat of arms of that family, whereas this ;.
count book is marked wit !i t ho '"(Jl lc and
Cros.-" Tho Globe and Jug are tho most an
cient marks ns yet discover.-.!; and these,
together with tho Post horn, which app- a roil
about b)7i, became by tho end of tho Four
teenth century tiio principid marks on paper
manufactured in the Low count ries, whence
they spread during the ensuing hundred
years to Gouda and Delft.
Pajter, as a rule, without any characteristi.
sign is the oldest, since tho water mark :-i;;ni
lies a certain progress in tho art cf pa pel
making. Other noteworthy mark-; are a
sprig with leaves s.nd a. Iran of flower, f:
drawn bow v. ith an arrow, a pcriK-ndicula;
line with stars at each extremity bet wee:
two circles, the letter it ensigned by a cross,
two crescents through which a j-rpi iidioulai
lino passes terminating at each end, a ero s.
a bull's face, a doini-grifan, a pair of bal
ances the unicorn, an anchor, and "p" and
"Y,"' the initials being those of Piiiiip ol
Burgundy and his wife I&ihciin, whr-se nam
at the time would bo usually spelled v. ith f.
Y. The duko married Isabella in 1 i-i-'t, am.
before that date P only is found; after that
date I' ;-.:i-i Y.
Canton seem to have used paper ehi.-fl;.
obtained from tho low ;;::;tri. :;! in ad
dition to the ''Bull's Head" and tlx- "P" and
"Y," there wii! also be found t':.e "Open
Hand" worked on the paper on which the
"Golden Legends" was printed in 14Y5. ftS:d
also the "Unicorn." Other -;tpcr employed
by this famous, printer came from Ocnaan;..
since in his "Recncil of the Historiesof Troy"
Vim) there apie:irs tho "Bunch of Grape-,"
v. hich was a German mark. In tho "Gani
of Che-.i-o"' tho paper bears evidence cf Ita-iir.i
origin, as there is the mark of an "Anchor
inclosed by a Circle." The "Dolphin an-.
Anchor"' was a very fatuous murk, a::d aft:'!
the "Bulfs Head," perhaps the best known,
the reason for this being because the ilevic
was extensively used by Aldo Manuzio, win
has thus porietuated to our day tho ancient
.symbol of the city of Yciii-jo. Chambers'
Only Two Girls.
It was on tho San Jo.-o train and two
3"0ung ladies one as serious i-.nd good as l
litto nun, tho other with a black eye with
the devil's own glint in it sat behind the
youngest minister in town.
Tho quiet ono held in her hand a purple
pansy so large that it attracted tho atten
tion of tho young minister. While ho was
still looking at it tho tram rushed into a tun
nel. Tho black eyed young woman grabbed the
pansy iu the darkness from her con .pardon,
and, leaning over, dropped, it into tho lap of
the godly me t;.
"When the train reached daylight again tho
your.g minister had turned, and, with tho
pansy iu his hand, was glaring reprovingly
at the nun like girl between whoa fingers hi
had seen tho flower. Her fao was blazing,
and her dowr.csol seemed to confess her
tTiiit. Tho whole car snickered, and thj lr.a
licious, black eyed girl read her book u;icc:j
Tliat is why the young miaiiter preached
on tho iniquity of Sirtiiig yesterdaj-. San
15. o Kgj-ptian I'yramiJ.
Tho great pyrumi J of Ghizeh t; taa largest
struetv.ro cf uvy kind ever erected by the
hand of man. Its original dini3nii-nj at tho
bao v.-cra 7.H feet square, and its pc-rjiinclic-ular
height in tho highest poit 43 fe.t; it
covers four acres, one roc-i and twenty-two
perches of ground and has been cstiir&ted
by an eminent English architect - bare not
cost lass than 2-J,OX'.C0C, which ia United
States curvihev .woiiid hi nlwut fcU.",20C,C00,
laterasJ evidences proved that it? gr-i.t I
pyramid Wiis begun about the yc-i' fci .' L.
C., about tho timj cf tho birth cf Abraham.
It is crtinir.ted that about .'.COO.COO tcu3 cf
how r, stones wero us-ci in its cc-ni'trucUuu,
and tha evLLineo points to tho fact ta-t thesa
fet'-ties were. L:-ouh'c c ilianca ci abcut 700 !
miles frora ijuarricd in Arabia. i Louig j
It. i. Wl.MHIAM. JolIN A. DA virx.
Notary I'uMln. Notary I'ubllo
WIMtllAMA II VVII:n,
Ittornoyc - at - Xa"w.
oijli-c ovi-r It-ink of 'h- County.
(I.MIsMOI-ril. - NfCIIKAHKA
C. I'.SMi T H,
The Boss Tailor
M.iiil S, Over MeiKes' Hi"f Mule.
Has tin- best tilnl most l i llipli te stock
of sainph m, Loth foreign 1,1,, iloincstic
woolens that ever mine west of .Missouri
river. Note these pi in s: BltsinesH suitu
from if 10 to t:!."i, il.isn mils, .fv.'i to
punt.-,.!, $.V iff,, :Jf;..r,o anil upwards.
k'3'VilI ouaiaiitcc a lit.
Prices Defy Comoelilion.
(COr.STV M. ItVI l it.)
Surveyor anil Draftsman
Plans, Specifications and Intimates, Mu
nicipal W'nik, Maps Ac.
'LftTTSMOUTH. - - NEq
WilfOin iiiiil !:!,; l-slnll Ii ,-',(ip.
A Specialty. lie llsi s !l;c
I Torsi (dice, the Ii; f t llmvc: lii'i- lor tho
Farmer, or for Fast I'.-;viiir ami city
iitli posi h, ever in v i.ti (I. It is made so
iiiyMic can call j lit ( ii fli.-up or ll.d corks
is r.i-i.liii for wit and f-lipj ( ry loads, or
tnootli dry roads. Call aial j;.aiiihio
Ik sc Shoes ami you wiil have no otlu r.
J. M. Schnellbacher,
Hill St., I'lattMisor.th, Ni ),.
i nippier vam
THE OLD RELIDLE.
a. h. HAimdiiij. 6! Im
Vfcolfcf-.! Ketull I: a' r in
Sliinoli s, Lath, Suvli,
Can stipjdy every (l;-.inu!iil of 1 lio trado
Call and j.-t tc-rtns. Fourlli street
III Rj'lf of Oj)"l':i iTolls'j.
Vatons, 1'ti'. t:i s, Maeit'ies- ('uVUy Itcpairtd ;
i'low e .-!:;! lpeMei: ;-:nl (.ei.'iral
Jo!ih!!:j5 I''.. lie.
7y t. X? !F- "R. r- -tt"C3
florsf shoo, wbicii s'.iitrpf -t:-? ii- iK a-- it wears
awsy. so t l.ei v is never !ny Oaa-.-r of your
Jleis" :-: jjiii hiul h 111 1 !i n iinif. ad
ai.il exan in-' thin M:ne hi.iI j i u v. ill
Jlave i:Oothi r. JiestHhoe made,
0.1 tii Q' A MONTH '-fii he ni.vle
ieferreil v. im :;: lui i.i-.ii a !.i)i-c jiMl frivo
iiicir w!n.!- 1 hue t 1 t!:e bnsitii-Si. pare mein
'lit- IiihV l)f. jiP.IitaMv l-l,i iu e;; hlso. A few
VMCat ei.-s ii. tnwns aii.l 11n s. 11. V. .IOHN
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litittfi. Ar r mini n.om nt w ir.'j flan.ji Im r
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