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About The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19?? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 8, 1891)
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- uiu jta amus-
"it Li;nir the other day.
i't recently his mother had a
ttu-ir homo ou th
y, and when he came froin col
a the art.-njo.uhewMiritrwluc.-J
r. At ,Un.T a,0 hhe s;lt oll.losite
t the table. Ho paili ,itt,e atu,n.
" V18 fa,r vWt. li min.l was
'4 with a problem iu his lessons,
r. hm brothers were as assiduous
''." eM;-r,ini ber. As it
V ""' V e . r ul engagements
f "i ,'.WiV '.'." i""1' 148 Mr- A- httl1
J .di.--: li. to have one of W ai.na
t..ke l t ,!.- K-jit.-r, it f. U to the lot
of my in. -ml On,f e. the H.irvnr.l ,, I
H'.' CC j,t..,l tWurituation (jrawfullv, '
iind in dun time theVpun coup'; ,' !
for the theatre. Arr---' - ! , r.
his com- -'"'o. Ut-ore'i3 loft
iim u.iiit)1iinhl(,megi1e th) , i
V.Uii? lis up t h bog id '
purchased the tickets; then, tti':i.:u?
bout, he looked toward the plnce wh-re '
he had parted froin the young lady, auJ j
was surprised to ere half a dozen t ice, !
and ye god! is it possible? he could i
Dot tell which was his precious char,'.-!
Here was a dileiinna.
'George said he immediately l vided j
that, rather than rit-k Kiwukitig to the
wrong person, he would stand still till !
the young lady spoke to him. So hoi
guzed at hj's tickets fur what seemed to i
1 1 i Til un O'.u l.tifr .-. a t. .1 ... lil v inlv a
minute, when ilisa li. came up and said,
"I fear you did not recognize me." "Oh,
VPH Vdi " ut -un muruil flour"!. orill.Vii.
eating "yen, I did; I thought they had 1
not given me the seats I ai-ked for, and I
wns considering what was best to do iu
ue matter. Uoaton Herald.
A Kt.irjr frt.m Ilia American Indiana.
Many years ago a boy found a beauti
ful make, so an Indian legend runs. He
kept it in a bowl of water ami took no
tice that small feathers dropped into the
receptacle became living beings. He
experimented utid discovered that what
ever he put into the water became alive.
He rubbed orne of this snake water on
his eyes anl found that he could see
things that were actually hidden in the
KrunL Concluding that he would
make the liquid more powerful by put
ting more snakes into it, he hung up a
number of seriieuts so that their oil
dropped into the water. By putting
Wiiue of tne solution thus obtained into
Jiis mouth he could breathe fire, and by
placing some of it in his eyes he could
eee in the dark.
At will he could transform himself
Into a serpent, could ts-come invisible
and could travel at an incredible rate of
peed. An arrow dipped into the liquid
and shot at any living being, even if it
did nut hit its object, would neverthe
ki!! it. A feather dipped into this
snake water and pointed at any game
would immediately start for the latter
and slay it. This lx.y became in this
manner a great wizard. Washington
Tha Amateur Actraaa.
We had rather throw aside this pen
forever than to write a word to discour
age any woman who is conscientiously
triving to earn a position on the stage;
but there are other women some in the
profession, some in the audience to
whom it is grotwly nnfair to put forth an
inexperienced amatenr as a star. Con
aider, ladies and gentlemen, what a poor,
miserable art that of acting would be if
Anybody could acquire it in a few lea
eons, in a year or so, from a private box
across the footlights fo the center of the
stage. It takes a longer time to learn to
be a carjienter or to play a piano, to be
S dressmaker or to paint a picture, to be
s typewriter or to cut hair properly,
than amateurs who are now willing to
bestow njion the art which includes, em
ploys and dignifies all other arts from
statuesque poning to wig wearing. If
acting could l- taught in a day it would
not be so well paid nor so highly esteem
ed, and good acting would Dot be to un
common. Stephen Fiske in Spirit of the
Tha FTu!titloB of tha Sword.
As men in early times fought hand to
hand, the old.t specimens of the sword
re short; in fact, the sword is probably
but an evolution of the club, which at
first made of hard wood was gradually
sharpened on one and then on both sines,
so as to inflict a more deadly wonnd.
. Even today we find some savage races
employing wooden weapons. Wood
gave way to stoue, which in turn was
displaced by bronze, iron and finally
The STrord increased in length ss van
became more civilized and showed a dis
position to fight farther away from nu-h
other, which required more dexterity in
the use of the weajsm. Some specimens
we have of swordsof the Middle Ages are
almost if not quite ss long as the war
riors who wielded them. During' the
Fifteenth century the science of fencing
was invented, when the sword in the
form of a rapier reached the highest
point of development Kate Field's
I cannot touch a piece of telvet with
my fingers or permit the furry side of a
peach skin to touch my lips without ex
periencing immediately a sort of cold
chill all over my person. It is Dot so
ery severe, but it is unpleasant Still I
-would prefer to livinj forever nnder the
ban of suc'j a chill than to be compelled
to meet onre a day one of those oleagi
nous bundles of Insincerity and pretense,
the nnctuons stid effusive chap Who
thinks you are not properly treated and
never loses an opportunity to tell jroa so.
Of course I am aware I am not properly
Appreciated, but I dtet being told of
the fact by another person, who never
Jifts a finger in my behalf, and who only
wags his tongne in my favor when I am
by to see him do it. Detroit Free Press.
Helping Ona Auothor.
A seventh ward man rises In the early
dawn of Mot day morning and does the
family wadiing. be-raiiso his wife has an
erganic heiil trouble. After he goes to
ids tlaily toil, u n ii the consciousness of
liaving performed bisdiitr, she goes over
and dot s ti.e ivabnu ("t ths minister's
Jfiuuily. SprijjUi-l.l Homestead.
KNOCKING OUT K
Kaacntmaut of tlo limulta
Iirlvar or Llltla lodeJ'-iy ;
Colonel William Greene St Act. of
the Ualveston-Dalias Nuws, xdls this
" hire, a g.od many years ago," he
said, "I was trawling in a stage in
western Texas, It was long befve the
snort of the locomotive was heard on
the prairies of that region, over which
the buffalo yet roamed. At one of the
stations a young Lnglixliiuan and his
wife got iu. Ha was a little fellow and
dressed as a typical Englishman what
we now call a dude. The driver was a,
big. raw boned six footer. m WM
noted fighter. nili1 ,)iV(fr wh
pel And WAS a regular terror. lie
teemed to tike a dislike to the little
Eilglishtnsn from the start. Presently
he topM'd tiie stag", got down, came
bi k and threw cpva ths door.
" 'IU-re,' he said to the Englishman,
you come out of that and get up on the
t at with me. There ain't room for you
in there.' The Englishman didn't move.
'Come out, I tell Von,' roared the driver.
The Englishman ju-t sat still. 'If yon
don't come out, I'll haul yon out by the
legs,' shouted the Jehu. Then the rest
of us rxjHi-ttilnted with the driver. I
was too tii'i-d to t'u'ht and couldn't get at
my gun, so I jn-t expostulated along
with the rest. We told the driver there
was plenty of room inside; that the Eng
lishman wat not crowding in, mid that
if he (the driver) insulted or iujurel an
of his passengers he would liedincharged
by the stag.) company. The driver by
this time was wii 1. He swore he was
in command of that stage and that lie
proposed to run it to suit himself, and if
that blank.-ty blank cuss didn't come
out he'd pull him out
"All right,' said the Englishman, at
hist. '1 will come out, and when 1 am
out I will whip you soundly.'
"lie got out slowly. We all felt sorry
for him and sorrier for his wife. She
didu't seem seared or worried, though,
and all she said was:
" 'Charley, don't let him scratch your
"Well, wh'-n the little Englishman
got out he took bis coat off and handed
it back into the stage. Then he start" 1
toward the driver and the driver started
toward him. We heard a sound a g'cid
deal like that made by hitting a steer in
the head with an ax. Down in a heap
went the driver. He was up us quick us
a flash. Down be went again. Actually
that little English dude knocked that
bin ly six foot driver clean off his feet
dozen times. How it was done none of
us could tell. The big fellow would
rush at the little 'un with bis arms gn
ing like flails. Suddenly the little fellow
would make a dash, his right arm would
fly out, and down wouid go the driver.
After the dozenth round that driver
" 'Hold on, stranger hold on! Tin
whipixfd and throw up my hands. Yon
kin ride anywhere on this stage yon darn
please, outside or inside or on the hows.
You're the Isws now; but,' he added,
glaring savagely at the rest of nt, 'I kin
lie a anyoixiy else on tins stage.
"We didn't exjiostulate. The English
man climbed back into the stage as
quickly as he got off. Hit wife was sat
isfied, for 'Charley's' face wasn't even
scratched. At the next station the driver
explained that if he'd only have got hold
of the little fellow he'd have hugged him
to death like a bear; 'but,' he exclaimed,
every time just as I was about to lay
bands on him ths ground 'd fly up and
hit me on the back of the head.'
"Who was the little fellow? Oh, a
graduate of Cambridge, and the bext
boxer of his time at the university."
Illondera nf tha Taaehara.
A friend, himself for many years a
teacher, write: "The blunders of teach
ers of English literature are sometimes
more amazing than any that are tol l of
their pupils. I heard the other day of a
woman at the west who, when a class
was reading Tennyson's 'Day Dream,'
explained to them that the happy prin
cess, in following her lover 'deep into
the dying day, went to America! The
laureate would be tickled to know of
this. A year or more ago there was a
discussion in a leading educational j jur
nal as to the persons meant in Longfel
low's lines 'To the River Charles,' where
"Mora than Ibls-thy name reminds ma
Of I Urea friends, all trna and tried, ale.
"One writer suggested that they were
Professor Cornelius C. Fulton, Nathaniel
Hawthorns .! Charles -e An.
other thought that Louis Agaasit's name !
should stand in the plsr of Haw. I
thornes. and this was finally accepted
by all concerned. Neither the editor nor
any of his correspondents or readers ap
peared to see the absurdity of making
the name of the river suggest friends
whose names were other than Charles."
Making th Klh Rhada.
Those who have tough t la vain for
laces to match ths color of silk on lamp
shades and other decorative articles may
be able to produce the right shade by
nsing some of the French tapestry dyes.
One shonld experiment on a bit of lace,
first to see if the dyes are properly
thinned, so as to got the desired shads.
Any of the thin laces In silk or cotton
take the dyes nicely. Point d'Esprit and
German Valenciennes looking very well
when treated with the yeliow shsdea.
In the Yslencienues several delicate tints
may be nsed on the light and the heavy
part of ths lace, bringing out the design
with excellent effect In preparing lacs
for the dye, brush and press it carefully,
then stretch It upon a board, Isying sev
eral thicknesses of paper underneath.
Dip a small bristle brush in ths dys and
lay It on freely. When nearly dry, lay
the lacs on a padded txatrd and press
with a hot iron. New York Post
A Yeaag Diplomat
Mrs. Brown I'm afraid to let yon bars
Little Johnnie Don't feel that way,
ma. Even if It did kill me, remember
that It wonld be the last thing I ever
akd yon for. New York Epoch.
NEW L.ON0ON IN WAR.
Ktiatrglt Value f a Connecticut Cltf
In tha llrloix i.f Nrtf York.
ofliteis who have studied the
;iui have often and urgently iiress.sn
npon their department the importance of
developing the station at New London
snd milking it efficient One must ad
mire lheir energy and faithfulness in
continuing to lay before their supert0n,
the vital mjKirtaiico of ttrer ,twj ,
this strategic base in t- m ,,,,,,.",
Unied" ' 10 rr' fac" of loD
,.D" iceotiintling of reports. Tlu.t
adr anxiety Is not unfounded becomes
btain when we consider that Orce
Lritain has a powerful station at Hah
fax, from which, if so disposed, si.
could hurl her thunderbolts of inaritiire
war npon this unprotected spot at very
short notice, precisely as she coiiI,:
strike our South Atlantic coast from tie
liilmiaa. Slio may never even wish l
do cither thing, but isn't it rather loo'
ish to remain unprepared for the Mo v
when we have ample resources for es
tablishing a guard against it?
The amount of trade that pass.-. :
through Long Island sound coastwise s
hardly conceived of by the majority ol
citizens. It amounts to a great mimy!
million dollars' worth a year, and a'.l
this trade could be paralyzed by a quick
stroke from a foreign navy. In l" th'
entire munitions of war manufacture.!
in the United States amounted to(ll.
OOO.OW). Of this t tal. I'.).(kK).ihK) worth
was manufactured in Connecticut uloii".
A foreign fl'-et in the sound, therefore,
would lie able to deprive lis of our main
source of munitions without even i.t
tempting to attack New York.
Cut off a city's supply of air and what
would it matter whether that city sur
rendered or not? Shut off from New
York in war lime nine eleventns of ti
material it needed for war and it wool 1
be ns helpless as a city without a:r I
breathe. Hut this is not all. Aneie i;iy
in the sound could cut at New I.on I . i
and again at New Haven, the chief Inn
of land communication and railroad
tnilisisirtatlon between New Ellgutiei
and New York.
If of the los which would thus h-cau-ed
a small percentage were now t i
I, promptly applied to building up New
York's outer line of defense, with a
strong n ivy yard at New L union as it'
base, the whole cot would be defrayed
in a few years without inconvenience to
an v one. Iu time of action, while our
battle ships and cruisers patrolled thu
ll.icu or etig ig-d the enemy, with sup
port from ih" forts, our monitors, emerg
ing from New Iondoii, would lurk safe
Iv behind Fisher's i.-lainl. tiretinred ti
a-si.it; for there again, ou the north f.ue,
nature favors ns with th" sheltered wa
ters of Hay harbor and West harbor. In
case of injury, vessels could quickly rnn
in'o New London, and repair at the navy
yard. Thus, while the surroundings and
topography are not the same as those ol
the entrance to the Mediterranean, we
should still have what inicht well lie
called "an American Gibraltar," quite
as invulnerable as the stronghold at the
pillars of Hercnles, and much greater in
Iioston can be equipped effectually to
defend herself; and Newport also, if
fortifh-d, Is in a position to ward off au
enemy. Cut neither of these, by so de
ing, can help to defend New York. New
Loudon, on the other hand, if her nat
ural advantages are utilized, can rejwl
any attack on New York from the east,
and thereby relieve the metropolis from
dread in that quarter. It is well, it ia
indii-nsable, to protect New York from
assault by way of the Narrows. Hit
what will it avail to bar that small front
door if the broad rear entrance through
the sound lie left node tended? i. P.
Lathrop in Harper's Weekly.
A C lianre fur a Fortnne.
There survive in this city a few band
cork cutters who still contrive to make a
sort of living in competition with the
cork cutting machines and the peaant
of Catalonia. One of thene men hangs
out a curious sign in an east side street
It is a glass raw containing ths model of
a house all of cork. It is poibly ths
house that Jack built, for there are bits
of cork to simulate bags of grain. The j
factory is a shed in the rear of an ordi
BSry dw dliiij house. Here, with the I
aid of some simple machinery, the cork '
cutter manages to eke out an existence.
His chief grievance are the competition
of machinery and the problem of dispos
ing of the wast.
Light as cork is, tons of clippings ac
cumulate, and although various uses
have been discovered for this refuse, it !
brings little or nothing when sold, and
constantly accumulates U th embar
rassment of the corkcutter. There is a
comfortable little fortune for the man
who shall devise aome really profitable
use for cork clippings. New York Kun.
Raw Thaf (lal Along.
A Nantucket woman tells of the an
noyance to which the Mitchell household
was subjected, after its daughter, Maria
Mitchell, became famous, at the hands
of two importunate tourists. Its privacy
was k persistently and unwarrantably
Invaded that its members felt occasion
ally that politeness ceased to be a rirtne.
One persistent woman, who got herself
admitted on a shabby pretext, so wearied
a sister of Miss Mitchell, Into whose
hands she fell, that when the woman
after a series of searching questions
wonnd up with, "And what do you do
In this dull town after the tourists sre
goner the other replied, with a drawl
natural V) ber, "Oh, ws cut ol our cou
St jatariee af Msaafactare,
Cigar Manufacturer Yes, sir, it's an
actual fact that rigar boxes are not made
out of cedar at all; they are made out of
paper and colored with cedar extract
Friend Well! well! Now won't yon
please tell me what cigars are mads of?
A valuable antiaeptic soap Is mads by
adding twelve parts of sulphate of cop
per to eighty-tight parts of any good
soap. It will raadily heal sores and
scratches and is devoid of any irritating
TO CLOSE B DYERS
HEAR IN MIND THAT
ovKqcoiiTs 'Am suits,
FOR lMElT AND BOYS
FOR 1. 1CSS MONEY THAN EVER HEARD OF HE FORK
Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Trunks, etc.
Who will thow you better iiiuU'b, quality ami fur lens
buy 'west ot Chicago.
A CHILD CAN BUY AS CHEAP AS
JOE SIcis Onl3T One IFricc,
OPERA HOUSE CORNER,
Cliaa Tiglic, of Center Precinct, ia
in the city to day.
Thotc Williams, of Eight Mile
Grove was tniiisuctititf business in
the city to day.
Wanted LikUcm to cnnvim
immediate towns Call Vcilnra
liiv, Thursday nnd Friday between
J, t nnd Z 5 at ll, Fourth etreet
"I.nlla Rookh was young-, and the
love variety. See lier on her
journey from Delhi nt Kockwood
ball, Thutaduy und Fliday even
ing. Tlioec wlio are expected to par
ticipHle in the "Oickeiis pnr.y''
jilirnse of t lie Author's Carnival arc
requested to meet nt the home of
Miss McClelland thin morning.
The ri.ittsniou'.h city echools
elionlil be well represented ut the
S-.ale Teachers Aseociution to be
held nt Lincoln, commencing:
December 2U continuing; three day.
An opportunity will also be given
to take the exrniinniion for eL.io
certificate". December 'Z nnd 2!l.
Two well dressed and well be
haved young men npproaclied the
police lnet eveniug, explained
that they were without
money and asked llic priv
ilege ol uleeping in the police
court rooms which ,wa granted.
They wrre enroute for Union in
search of employment for which
they started this morning.
The iittle daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. G. F. S. IJurton, of whoee ill
neas Tns IIkkald made mention
yesterday, breathed its last last
evening. The interment will take
place from the residence at 2 p. m.
to-morrow, Kev. Ilurgess officiating.
The afflicted pnrenla have the
sympathy of the entire community
in this and hour of a miction.
You can get the beat of hand
made Loots and shoes at Joseph
Ilefore you buy any Men's, I Joy a'
or t Jilioren scioininpiooaiiirougii
J0F;'3 line. He -will save you
Did you see JOFS'S magnificent
line of suHpeiuiersr
We will give genuine bargains in
gold watches snd Jewelry.
II. A. MciawAl.X, Jeweler,
413 Main street
The largest and best line of
Gloves at wonderfully low prices at
For nice Hat or Cnp go to JOIi,
the One Trice Clothier. tf
SAVE YOU MOITBY
will pay you to conic fifty uiili'H to trade
no TRorm.K to snow good.
F Q FSM' ex
WILL KEEP C()NSTANTL OX HANI) ;
. A Full snd Complete line of j
.... a . S A '
A Fleaaanl Event.
A rery pleasiinl eocinl party wim
given hint evening at the luunn of
Steve IJuzzi'l in honor of the eigh
teen birthday of Mies Anna Critch
field.' Games music nnd other (le
lightful past times were indulged
in nnd the hours were speedily yet
pleasantly whiled iiwny. At a aea
sonnlde hour delicious refreell
ini nts were served, us the IlKUALD
force can attest, a nice assortment
having been left upon ossr tab!?
this morning. The following were
Messrs R. K. Smith, II. A. Mc
F.lwaill, Alvin Todd, F.ddic. Todd,
Elmer Kikenberry, George Thomas,
E'M T"t, Fred Fitch, John Rennie,
Roy McElwnin, John Sirberte,
Charles Hint and MisscH Tillie
Vernard, Virgie Tutt, May Kiken
berry, Ella Kikenberry, Liwio
I'nch' Illanche Traver, Minnie
Hates, Ilelle Vermilyen, Edith
Iluizel, Jennie McElwain, Mamie
Sullivan, IJonnie Smith, Sue
Rounds, May Rounds, Mary Wrik
elser, Mable Young, Oilve IJoyd,
Maud Hague, Clara Wilson, I'ris
eilla Wilson, Jennie Critchfied, of
Weeping Water, Mr. and Mrs.
Laat Days of Pompall.
John Palmer's realiration of Hub
wer'a famous story, "Last Days of
Pompeii," was produced lust night
with Mr. I'lilmer in the role of
Arbaces. The cast is a large and
well chosen one. The piny itself iu
plot and feature ia interesting.
The point aimed nt Is to produce in
the dialogue and scenic effects the
gorgeous descriptions that have
delighted all the readers of the
story. It has been successfully
accomplished. Mr. Palmer's Arba
ces was a study, his power of facial
expression is of wide range and
ouick adaptability. Gertrude Dor
ritty as Nydia, the blind girl,
showed careful study and much
ability. The scenery, costumes.,
music nnd general ensemble were
rich and pleasing. Toledo (O.)
Will appear at the Waternun
opera house Monday evening,
at Jobbers Prices
nnmcy tlmn yon can
Paints, ana um
AND PURE LIQUORS
CoiiiDouniled at all Hour
A Itt letiris Expenenceln a LlgCt
Mr. midMra. Iiren Treseott are
heclii-rs oi llie Vfiiv. i.igiiiiiuiise hi i
f I I. I. xt-.i I 1. If
raii.i ix-HLii i'liiii, uii'i tuu iicrneii
wnii (i nil lit? nut. ii r vr r., jiinu.
April sue laseii onwii wnn .'leneies.i
lollowed wmii urcuiiiui i ougii anil
i it v.. u.l Iit n IfVi'f lliiflnri oil
home und ut Detroit treated, but irs
vain, she grew worne rapidly, until"
she was a mere" handful of bones".!
--Then she tried I)r, King's New!
Discovery anil Hfter the use of two
.,,. i...,.' !.:;!
iiivi H iiiiii mill" n. " un
cured. They say Dr. King.a New
Discovery is worth its weight in
gold, yet you mil y get ll trial, bottle
free ut F. G. l-'rii key Drugstore.
Are you made miserable by indi
gestion, constipation, ili.iiness,
losa of appetite, yellow skinf Mil-
loli a it.ilieris n positive cure.
For sale by F. G. Fricke & Co.
Many old soldiers, who contracted
chronic diarrhoea while in the
service, have since been permanent
ly cured of it by Chnimhc rluin'a
Colic, Cholera and diarrhoea Rem
edy. For sale by F. G. Fricke ic Co.
Smils.!. fa.iirr1i v.tio..lt n ...ul .
Hire cure Catarrh. Diphtheria snd
Canker mouth. For sulc by F. O.
Fricke A Co.
Strength end Health.
If your are not feeling strou,
and healthy.try hdectric Hitter, j,
"La Grippe" has left yon weak anf'
weary, use F.lectric Hitters. Thii
remedy acts directly on I.ivsA j
Stomach and Kind vs' cestl v lidini 1
thoae organs to preform their fuml V
tiona. If you are afllicted ritl
sick iienuucne. you win nnd speedy
snd permanent relief by taking
FJectric Hetter. One trial will con
vince you that this is the remedy
you need. Large bottles only COc.
For sale by F. G. Fricke A Co.
For a nice X-tna. present go to
JOE. the popular clothier, and look
at his line line of Muflllrre anl
Hats. I f tf
Shorthand and typewriting col.
lege over Msyer's clothing etore.
Day and nipht aesMions. Sitimtioiu
guaranteed to allcotnnetei.i ai.i.
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