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FREAKS OF SMUGGLING.
QUEER ARTICLES SENT BY MAIL
FROM THE OTHER SIDE.
Wm-aen Find It Difficult to Kcaiat tha
Dvatra to Briug In IraainLa Kra of
Duty ropl Who Are in Other Ita
pMU Hoaaat. Chut tl (Jo-rerumant.
Women are especially susccptiblo tu
tlie -nticeu:enta of smuggling. It has
been said that no woman can resist the
temptation to make an effort to carry
goods tmbjec-t to lnty past a custom
house officer, and it is a ntatement male
by certain official in the customs service
that if every pii.snger on Ixiard incom
ing ocean steamers were thoroughly anl
completely Hearched an he might be, it
in proljablo that not one out of fifty
wouM le found to liavn resisted the al
lurements of just a trifling bit of smug
gling to all romance to the homo com
ing. Oftentimes such carrying in of
dutiable goods is merely inadvertence,
kick of knowledge or oversight.
Presents bought for the "dear ones at
home" have btn-n overlooked when an es
timate v;t made of the dutiable goods
and were oidy recalld to memory when
found by the customs officer. Many a
name high in kociety and well known in
religious, financial or professional circles
has leii ujK)ii the bix-ks of the sixcial
treasury ag-nt"s office, but it is a fact
worthy of note, and which reflects much
credit upon the department, that such
matters are kept as secret as any jKrtion
of the work.
"There is no necessity," said a man
who had made smuggling the study of
liu life, :md who is employed by the
custom house, "for dragging these legal
and governmental skeletons-in-the-closet
into the light of day. Oftentimes it is a
sad fact that they have iccurred, and for
our own satisfaction (for we are, withal,
at times, men of some sensibilities) we
prefer to let them drop and remain un
mentioned. Then, again, there may be
certain arguments used of a more or less
persuasive value which would naturally
induce the inspector to give as little pub
licity as possible to the details of thecase.
A CURIOSITY IN BOOKS.
I do not mean by this to imply that
... : . f 1 1 ....... ;.. ;n ... . . . . . , . ..n
lilt; l MJlll u ut uiiut'ij 1:5 ha iuc isj uiljr
, wxtotit. Tliis fai-t mav nut he due to
original lack cf sin, but it is true, never
theless, although honesty is enforced to
M certain degree by the remembrance of
the previous good record of the special
treasury agent's department."
Perliaps the most novel and popular
form of amusement for the smuggler
.nowadays is to use Uncle Sam's post
bags for his exciting trade. A number
of books have lately ben entered at the
postofUce, sent from foreign countries,
which were not altogether intended for
reading purposes. Several months ago
there was received at the New York post
office a handsomely lxmul volume of
Italian poetry. The book was printed on
a high grade of paper and bore the date
"Padua, lT-IS." Its title was "LeTrege
die Di Giovanni Delfino." It was prob
ably supposed that the iostoffice author
ities would "p;iss" the book on looking
at its title on its examination. Unfort
unately in this, as in all cases where
books are in the mail, the volume was
opened and carefully examined.
A section of the center of 200 leaves
was cut out, through the Itook, and in
the cavity thus formed was placed a
green table spread, with cotton embroi
dery, upon which an extreme valuation
of three dollars could barely be placed.
Buyers of antique books who have ex
amined the volume, which is now in the
customs seizure room, say that had it
not been mutilated it would have readily
been worth $100. It was addressed to
Judge William Allen, of Southampton,
Maos., but Judge Allen has never read it.
Lately this volume has been followed
by a volume of the "Report of the Brit
ish National Fisheries Exposition,"
which was v t all a report, for quite a
collection o! .. - Iry was jdaced in a
neatly scoop 4 - . orifice in the center
of its leaves, .'.itremes met when a
Latin dictionary was put in use as a
carton for transporting a pipe, and the
"Odd Fellows' Quarterly Magazine" did
duty as a packing case for two razors.
A novel called "The Great Tontine"
held two diminutive and very prettily
decorated '.'hine.-e vases, but the height
of incongruities was readied when the
"Sermons of Bishop Rrooklield. of Lou
don," drifted into the New York post
office artfully surrounding several sets
of false teeth.
It is not generalh" known that no mer
chandise other than books can be shipped
through the mails from foreign coun
tries. Cigars, cutlery and chinaware.
jewelry and fabrics of cotton and silk
are often started on their long journey,
with notations accompanying tlum stat
ing that they are samples r gifts, but
these casii.il remarks never save tiie
goods. They rind their way to the
United Stat' s custom house seizure room,
and thei j remain until the yearly auc
tion. Steerage p.isseir-rers of the kind who
seek the services of philanthropical peo
ple on Luiding are no freer from the
taint of smuirgling than their more aris
tocratic brethren alwve deck. One of
the customs inspectors saw an Italian of
mean dress and poor appearance who
wore on the little linger of his left hand
a diamond ring which glittered in the
rays of the fun shining over Miss Lib
erty's left shoulder as the vessel was
coming up ttie bay. He thought the oc
currence un usual and investigated. Two
thousand dollars' worth of jewelry'
taken from the immigrant's person. lie
had fallen a victim to his own vanit.i.
lie was unable to resist the delights cf
making a d:.--play l-fore his fellow pas
senders. Nc w York World.
"One word more," said a speaker,
"and I am done." And the reporters
found wbtu that word was written
down that it contained 1.500 syllables.
The famous word of Aristophanes was
ootdoue. The same fellow is the speaker
-who often says, "A single remark," and
thca talks fur fifteen minutes.
'A Frottjr Gardaa Ornament.
A very pretty piece of ornamental gar
dening, not too difficult for beginners,
can be done with an old umbrella or
parasol and some plants of cypress vines,
maurandia, sweet pea or anything that
is not of too aspiring a nature. Such
climbers as the morning glory, canary
bird vine and other twenty footers, are
better left for unsightly fences and build
ings. Plants are better than seed, be
cause more certain, and they do not take
so long to catch the knack of twining
and spreading. Umbrella ribs are not
decorative, and to eee such an object
standing there week after week, waiting
for its clothes, does not give people a
pleasant impression of a garden.
But first find your umbrella; and this
may not be so easy, for "retired um
brellas that are no longer fit for use are
seldom seen. Some member of the fam
ily, however, may be able to produce
one, and then it should bo immediately
stripped of the few tatters left to it.
The next step is to paint the frame and
handle brown, and when quite dry plant
the end of the handle firmly in the
ground, with the frame fully opened.
It the handle is rather short it will lie
an improvement to add a piece of wood
It is now ready for the vines, which
should have made some progress in
growing; and when they once begin to
do their best the old umbrella frame
makes such a lovely green bower stud
ded with blossoms of red or purple or
white or all together if the vines are
mixed that every one exclaims over its
A parasol with the same treatment is
equally pretty on a smaller scale, and it
would be very ornamental in the center
of a round bed edged with bright colored
phlox or candytuft. With a long spout
ed watering pot the vines could have a
daily drenching in warm weather, when
the sun is not shining on them, from
their roots to their highest green tips,
and this would keep them fresh. Uar
per's Young People.
New Uses for u Old Material.
Peat, used for fuel from the earliest
times, and long known to be of great
value as a fertilizer, now finds so many
other applications that its preparation
has developed into an industry. Peat
powder is serviceable," not only about
stables but elsewhere, on account of its
absorbent and somewhat antiseptic prop
erties and low cost. A French surgeon
introduced this powder, treated with an
tiseptic solutions and contained in a cloth
bag, as a dressing for wounds. The idea,
said to be a very old one among the work
ing people of some places, was improved
upon by another medical man of Paris,
Dr. Redon, who made a soft and pliable
wadding of peat. Other dressings have
since crowded these out of hospitals,
though the peat applications are coming
into use and gaining in favor among vet
erinary surgeons. Dr. Redon's wadding
has yielded important results by leading
to many efforts to produce woven fab
rics, so that peat is now made into mat
tresses, coverings, carpets, etc., which
are esteemed on account of their power
of absorption. Iron.
Which Was Correct?
Two young girls who were considered
bright scholars in the high school were
looking over a birthday book, which
was arranged alphabetically, a hand
some, illuminated letter forming the
heading for each page.
"I wonder," said one of the girls, "if
there are just as many pages as there
are letters in the alphabet, or whether
there are some duplicates? Count the
pages and see, Maud."
Maud tr.nod the leaves rapidly and
announced. "There are no duplicates;
only thirty pages, just as there are let
ters." "Win-, you goose!" said Alice, "you'd
better go back to primary school. Don't
you know there are only twenty-four
letters in the alphabet?" Youth's Com
panion. A Train I'roblrm.
It is seldom indeed that the following
question is answered correctly offhand:
A train starts daily from San Fran
cisco to New York and one daily from
New York to San Francisco, the journey
lasting five days. How many trains will
a traveler meet in journeying from New
York to San Francisco?
About ninety-nine persons out of a
hundred would say five trains, as a mat
ter of course. The fact is overlooked
that everyday during the journey afro? h
train is starting from the other end, wh-'o
there are five trains on the way to beuki
with. Consequently the traveler will
meet not five trains but ten. New W: :
All excursionists agree as to the avid
ity with which those "furriners" seize
on to good, hard, honest American gold.
A Springfield man w;is bargaining for a
parrot in a Havana bird store. The price
was set at seventeen dollars, but the
dealer shaded it down, a few dollars at
a time. Finally ihe American took out
a United States five dollar gold piece,
remarking that he would give so much
and no more. The dealer clutched the
coin, and passed over the parrot, cage
and all, before the gay bird could wink.
Springfield (Mass.) Homestead.
A li t anical Curiosity.
At a meeting of the Royal Botanical
society the secretary brought to the no
tice of members a portion of a large pop
lar lately blown down in the gardens,
showing a network of roots running al
most round the trunk, between the bark
and wood, at some distance from the
ground. Th plant had apparently de
rived its nourishment not from the soil,
but from the decaying portions of itself.
Pall Mall Budget.
Peculiarity of Chineite Litw.
U a Chinese boy were to kill a parent
he wruld be burned alive at the 6take in
punishment for such an unnatural and
horrible crime. But over the life of his
children a father has absolute control,
and can murder one of them and never
incur the least penalty at the hands of
the law. Philadelphia Times.
CAREER OF DE ROHAN.
ADMIRAL DAHLGREN'S BROTHER A
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE.
Aa Karl Quarrel Katranges Then for
Lire III Servte on Two C on tin en U with
Garibaldi Ills Un recompensed Service
for Victor Kioanuet.
Admiral William de Rohan, who died
in this city, was one of the most remark
able men of this century, and a complete
sketch of his life would read like a chap
ter from mediaeval history. He was of
Norse descent, his father having been a
Swedish nobleman, and he was born
Dahlgren, his elder brother rVnng Ad
miral Dahlgren, of the United States
navy, whose services afloat during the
war, as well as his advanced improve
ments in ordnance, make such a bright
page in the history of our navy. Another
brother, younger, Charles Dahlgren,
took sides with the south during the
war and was a general officer.
De Rohan was nearly six feet in height,
broad shouldered and deep chested, and
in his prime of life must have In-en one
of the most powerful men living. His
head was Websterian in its proportions.
THE BKOTIIElt'S FIOHT.
Away back in the forties, when Will
iam ha 1 grown to man's estate in years,
Admiral Dahlgren, then a lieutenant,
was stationed at the navy yard here en
gaged in the ordnance departments, that
made his name famous for the style and
method of building the great ship guns
that lMre his name and that fought the
naval battles of the civil war. One day
Dahlgren, the elder son, s.. v fit to take
William severely to task for something,
and that brought on a storm of angry
words on Ix-th sides that resulted in the
yonnger man knocking the older brother
into a corner of the room. Dignity for
bade a personal altercation, and Dahl
gren ha"l an oliicer sent for.
Taken to the old City li all, William
was sullen and unrepentant, and though
family and neutral friends tried to stop
proceedings, Dahlgren pressed the case,
and the offender was fined $100 for the
assault. Then Dahlgren told the magis
trate that if William would make a
public apology for having struck an offi
cer of the navy while in uniform he
would be willing that the penalty be set
"Never! Never!" said William. "I
will never apologize nor even 6poak a
word to you while God lets mo live; and
more, while you live I will never again
bear the name that you do."
So they parted in the mayor's room at
the City hall, and William assumed his
mother's nameof Do Rohan, by which
he was known thereafter at home and
abroad to the day of his death. His
mother was a member of the princely
family of De Rohan, of France.
Going abroad, his family connections
and ample means brought him into in
timacy with persons of the highest rank
in life, among them being Admiral Ho
bart (Pasha), of the Turkish navy, and
with him he took service under the sul
tan, with the rank of captain.
HIS CAItEEIt IN ITALIAN WATERS.
Leaving the Turks he went to the
Argentine Republic then Buenos Ayres
with Garibaldi, and commanded the
naval forces of that country in the suc
cessful revolution that brought indepen
dence. After that, when Garibaldi came
to this country, De Rohan went to Chili
and became admiral of the Chilian navy.
Late in the fifties he joined Garibaldi,
with whom he was in constant corre
spondence, in Europe, andeutered heart
and soul with him in his plans for the
unification and independence of Italy.
While the great liberator directed and
commanded the land forces De Rohan
was made admiral of the revolutionary
navy, which was confirmed by Victor
lie was an admiral without a fleet, for
they did not have a single vessel heavier
than a coral fisliing felucca; but he was
energetic, and by a very liberal outlay
of funds from his private purse and con
tributions by English and French friends
he actually succeeded in purchasing and
arming three good sized merchant steam
ers, with which lie escaped to Sardinia
and reported to Victor Emanuel.
It w;is on these vessels that the then
king of Sardinia and such troops as he
had were transported to the mainland of
Italy, and history tells of the result.
During the siege of Rome Admiral De
Rohan commanded the marine division
under Garibaldi and supervised the ar
Other forms of government than re
publics are at times ungrateful, and it is
so in this case, for, while Admiral Dj
Rohan spent nearly 230,000 in providing
the means t Li : 1 1 gave the throne of Ituly
.to the house of Savoy, he never was re
paid a penny, and died in Providenco
hospital here, cared for by charitable
During a number of years he resided
in England, where he became interested
in the formation and workings of the
Eritish naval reserve, in which he was
commissioned a commander by the ad
miralty. Daring the civil war he was
intensely loyal to the north, but refused
to take service in our navy lest he might
at some time be brought under the com
mand of his brother, Admiral John Dahl
gren. Put off oy various excuses and neg
lected by Victor Emanuel in his attempts
to secure repayment of the immense
sums advanced to Italy, he came ho-iie
about 1S71 and laid his claims before the
secretary of state.
In the belief that something would at
least be accomplished, De Rohan went
abroad again, and for several years tried
to work some mines he owned in Sar
dinia or Sicily, but he lacked capital for
the work, and returned home to find his
ca.-:e slumberinr as neglectedly as though
no utie in the nUite department had ever
heard of it.
He was thoroughly disheartened, and
for the first time in his life his high
courage failed before his misfortunes
and his health gave way. He was then
nearly seventy years of age, and when ;,
stroke of paralysis followed he failed
rapidly in a hospital. Washington Post.
Wc sell men's workin- iants and
blouses at a discount ot A per cciu.
. -it-i rlosinsr out this line of
Hrown & Barrett have the largest
and linest stock of wall paper and
borders in Plattsmouth. wtf
"The Fair" lias just received a
new invoice of hammocks, croquet
sets, boys' express wagons and doll
Will you suffer with Dyspepsia
and Liver Complaint? Shiloh's Vil
alizer is guaranteed to cure you. 2
C. II. Jaquette does none but
"first class" watch, clock and jewel-
Neville block, Mxtn
Hair chains, rings, crosses and
hair work of all kinds to order.
Mks. A. Knee.
tf 1720 Locust St.
Yes! Iii bloom, of the most
gorgeous colors. They will con
tinue to bloom all slimmer, too, and
can be selected at .Moore's Green
House for from 4U to ."0 cents per
Shiloh's cough and consumption
cure is sold by us on a guarantee
It cures consumption. For sale by
F. G. Fricke c"t Co. and O. II. Snyder, i
Co to C. II. Jaquette, Neville Mock.
Sixth St., when you want engraving
Repairing of fine watches a spe
cialty at C. H. Jaquette, Neville
block. Sixth street. tf
Baby is Sick. The woe full expres
sion of a Dcrf Moines teamster's
countenance showed his deep anx
iety was not entirelv without cause,
when lie inquired of a druggist of
the same city what, was the best
to give to a baby for a cold: It
wasnot necessary' for him to say
more, his countenance showed that
the pet of the family, if not the idol
of his life was in distress. "W egive
our babv Chamberlains' s Cough
Remedy,'"' was the druggists answer.
1 don't like to give the baby such
strong medicine." said the teamster.
-You know John Oleson, of the
Watters-Talbot Printing Co., don't
vim? Inquired the druggist. His
babv, when eighteen months old.
got hold of a bottle of Chamberlain
Cough Remedy and drank the w hole
of it. Of course it the baby vomit
vcrv freel' but did not hurt it the
leat,and what is more it cured th
baby's cold. The teamster already
know the value of the Remedy, hav
ing used it himself, and was now sat
isfTed that there was no danger in
giving it even to a baby. For Sale
hy F. G. Fricke & Co Druggists.
C. II. Jaquette carries no stock but
will do you as good job of repair
ing ever done in the city. Kxi-ekt-ence
talks, not money. All work
satisfactory or money refunded.
Neville block. North Sixth St. tf
$ f 1 1 JL
All watches, clocks and jewelry
left for repairs atC. II. Jaquelte's
Neville block, Sixth street, will re
ceive prompt attention. All work
guaranteed and done in a workman
like manner, tf
Brown & Barrett, successors to
Wildman fc Fuller, have an endless
variety of wall paper and borders
all new colors and designs. wtf
No farmer or stockman can afford
to be without Ilallar's Barb Wire
Liniment. Animals supposed to
be pcrmantly injured and useless,
have been made valuable by its
timely use. We are so well pleased
with its results that we heartily
recommend it to our customers.
For sale by all druggists. 2
There is one fact so plain that no
one need be mistaken, and that is
no person can have good health
where the blood, the very life itself,
is in an unhealthy and impure con
dition. We guarantee Haller's Sar
sai'arilhi and Burdock Compound
to remove all humors and impuri
ties from the blood and eradicate
every part icle of dise;ire from the
system. For sale by all druggists.
I am now prepared to deliver ice
to auv part of tin; citv. Telephone 72.
tf II. C. Nl.MAKLX.
Catarrh in New En.-jlanrj.
Ely's Cream Balm gives salisfac
tion to everyone using it for
catarrhal troubles. C. K. Mellor,
druggist. Worcester, Mass.
I believe Ely's Cream Balm is the
best article for catarrh ever offered
the public. Bush & Co., druggists,
An article of real merit. C. P.
Alden, druggist, Springfield, Mass.
Those who use it speak highly of
it. Geo. A. Hill, druggist, Spring
Cream Balm has given satisfac
tory results. W. P. Draper, druggist,
Mines. Wise & Root have just re
ceived over 200 styles of hats and
largest assortment of Frcncli flower
and combination for hats ever
brought to this city. Our readers
will profit to call at once and in
spect these handsome goods.
PURE FfUPLE SUGAR
Low uiices quoted ;n large or small lots-
Adirondack Maple Sngar Co
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We want your Poultry, ICggs, But
ter and your farm produce of all
kinds, we will pay you the highest
cash price as wc arc buying 7or a
firn in Lincoln.
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