Plattsmouth herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1892-1894, January 19, 1893, Image 2
TIIK AVKMKLY 11 KUALX): l'LATTSMOU I'll. NK1HIASKA, JANUARY 19. 1893. SIINT Of FATAL 1JE1X0S MALE ARTISTS ARE MIGHTY QUEER FELLOWS WHEN SINGLE. Tli l'aliilur mt Flgtiroe I Naturally Ro mantic anil Vcrjr haally and Very Read ily f all In Lore III Income, However, Often ttervee tu Keep Him Mingle. Very lew of our younger artist nrn liiarrm 1, but it limy be accepted us U f.u;t that tlu y nil want t) lie. Cupid funis no mark so tttujiliiijj to hid shaft oa that presented by a jMintrr at lii emvl. Studio lift ami wntiiumit are aliiiiwt ynoiiyinoiis trma. Why this should be so ia easily exphiiund. An artist' life it almoMt invuriably a lonely one. No umilvr how sociable his tpuipt.'ramiit may be, liiM working hours are generally x'tit in bill nee Hiid aecliiHion. Buiug wwuitiully of a sensitive nature he Ionian forauch H)iniathy as women alone can give. The failure of a picture or its complete ant-ecus are matters that re quire more condolence or congratulation than can bo expressed by a brother painter. The kindliest of neighbors can Hot go further than to say: "Look here, old fellow, 1 am awful sorry that they sent your picture back from the acudo ciy. It's a beastly shame. That's what I call It." Or: "Dy Jove, old limn, you're in luck. I know lots of fellows with a big name who have been working for year back to catch tho Shaw or Evans prize, and you got it away from 'cin all. Hut you always were a lucky doj." A woman doe these things better. That is the reason he wants to marry her. The painter is naturally romantic In Lis opinion (,'iiihood is always an gelic. He may have individual prnf trt'tice for blonds or brunettes, for little or tall or intelliicluiil or womanly wom en, but tho entire sex is Ht ill beautiful to him, not perhaps in its physical fea tures, but in its mental possibilities. Hence ho is always in love and restrained from matrimony only by the difficulty of supporting two pwpla on an income that is barely tmfllcicnt for one. To be an artist you nim-t be an idealist. Stu dio life has extraordinary vicibhitudes at t mien, but it is always made up more or Jes of visionary elements. Occasionally tho artist's di e.tnis turn into nightmares, ud ho has a very bad quarter of an hour. But when events disillusionize him lie mopes for a short period and pro ceeds to fall in love with a now charmer. Last spring two young men, ono a painter, bis companion a fcculptor, were joint occupants of a studio in New York. These departments of art do not always agree, inasmuch as tho dust and dirt of n sculptor's modeling platform in terfere considerably with tiio purity of a portrait muker's paints. But neither of the young fellows was rich, and by club tins together they managed to pay the rmt of a larger studio than they could Lave bad separately. The sculptor made as littlo dut as possible and kept it well down by frequently using a water sprinkler. Not to bo behindhand in eourtosy, tho painter was patient, and by keeping a sheet of drapery in constat readiness was enabled instantly to cover his canvas when his comrade unavoid ably threw out a cloud of powdered plaster of pans. They were comrades in every sense of the word, mid hud a union of pock tbooks us well as of sym pathies. On one occasion the sculptor was so hard up on the final receipt of a commission for a largo statue that he was unable to buy the clay necessary for lis model, whereupon tho painter de nied himself cigars, took to a pipe and by this economy got enough money to pay for the necor.sary materials. Some time afterward the artist re ceived an important order ami had not the wherewithal to purchase tho large canvas essential for its execution. The sculptor said nothing, but putting on his street coat went out for a walk. An hour later he came hack accompanied by boy, and between them they car ried a canvas twelve feet long "by six wide. 1) was n windy day, and the sculptor was quite exhausted by the eifort of getting his unruly burden past gusty comers. But after a few minutes' breathing spell the two friends em traced each other affectionately ant' cut to work in their respective corners. So ideal a I'rieiuMiiji as this ought to have listed throughout a lifetime. But an event happened which changed the current of amiability in the studio and estranged the two young men so that at present they are not even nod ding acqiiaiutanc. a. Une day the painter received an order for a sketch of a man in armor. The sculptor readily consented to pose for his friend, and after some effort finally got himself buckled into a suit of mail. By one of those accidents that some times occur at the most inopportune times the sculptor's fiancee happened to call t tho studio chaperoned by a lively married relative. In order to get into tho armor tho sculptor, who is of large frame, had to strip to tho skin. To get out of the suit of mail was not to lie con sidered. So he had to stand awkwardly listening to the merry laughter of the la dies over his comical apitenrauee. HU tinuou. encouraged by the witty com ments of her friend, made such fun of the unfortunate sculptor that lie became fu rious and broke off the engagement. That evening he employed a truckman mid removed nil his things from the stu dio without vouchsafing as much as good by to bis chum. The experience effected an entire change in his opinion of the la dies. His first inamorata was a tall, dis tinguished looking brunette. He is uow engaged to a little, round faced blond, who, despite her resemblance to a French doll, is declared by him to be the epi tome of all the charms and graces of womanhood. New York Sun. Artificial Thtimlrr. A miniature thunder factory has been constructed for the science and art de partment at South Kensington, England, with plates seven feet in diameter, which, it is believed, would give sparks thirty inches long, but no Ley den jars have beeu found to stand its charge, all being pierced by the enormous tension. New York Telsgr&m. CAN STILL LOVE. I thnnght I c-M nn; live If yon wore ifona, Il;it life til j U'lht me hUtiii'T ttiinga; Tli bird wlrn-e initio 1 drail Uvea tin Aye, li v ami ,lnn. I'crh.iin UU 4ulv liiu uiura uf utilntwa A note or two of paiu; l is tweeter musio with ttie Diourn.ul cadence Thau waa He carvlou, joyful atraln. I stood bolide your grave add wept alone And Itiounlit lore Man forever duad to me. My 11 to bad early lost lute's glorious aunllKht And uewr more my heart could happy be. But time has tautcbt me many tender truthe- Tuat life can never wholly be unlileet. I raunot live all louuly in this world of woe beeaune I loved you, dear, the best. The tender love that bear ao oiocU tot me I gladly take, uor feel My love for you, dear one, has weaker grown, My heart less stanch and leal. I love you tint, and you were always dear eat. Yet, like the bird whone mate ii gone, 1 mill cau dud a tender joy In lovlnR. Nor wiub lo dwell forever here alone. Agnes U Pratt The Sense of Buiell In Doge. Dogs are able to track their masters through crowded streets, where recogni tion by sight is quite impossible, and can find a hidden biscuit even when its faint smell is still further disguised by eau do cologne. In some experiments Mr.' Romanes lately made with a dog he found that it could easily track hiiu when ho was far out of sight, though no fewer than eleven people had followed him, stepping exactly in his footprints, in order to confuse the Ecent The dog seemed to track him chiefly by the smell of his boots, for when with out them or with new boots on it failed, but followed, though slowly and hesitat ingly, when his master was without either boots or stockings. Dogs and cats certainly get more information by means of this sense than a man can. They often get greatly excited over certain smells and reinetnlxT them for very long pe riods. Chambers' Journal. The Woodpecker's Home. The woodpecker's home is very like tho kinglisher's, but it is dug in rotten wood instead of being bored in a bauk of earth. From the great ivory billed species down to the little downy fellow of our orchards, tho woodpeckers build their nest, or rather excavate them, on the same general plan. The hole at first goes straight into the wood, then turns downward, widening ns it descends, un til it gives room for the home. If yon will go iuto any bit of unshorn wood land during early spring and will keep your eyes opeu, you will see a bright red iiead thrust out of a round window in some decaying trunk or bough, and the woodpecker will sinjj out, "Peerl peerl" which always seems to mean that his or her home is a most comfortable and en joyablo place. Maurice Thompson in Gulden liulo. As Good aa He Cave. A reproof which was just nnd not dis courteous was once addressed to a young rector who hail been reared under the highest of church doctrines, and who held that clergymen of all other denomi nations are without authority and not eutitled to be called ministers of the Gospel. One evening at a social gather ing be was introducted to a Baptist clergyman. He greeted the elder mail with much manner and ostentation. "Sir," he said, "1 am glad to shake hands with you as a gentleman, though I cannot admit that you are a clergy man." There was a moment's pause, and then tho other said, with a quiet significance that mude the words he left unsaid emphatic, "Sir, I am glad to shake hands with you as a clergyman." Sau Francisco Argonaut. Why the Child Cried. A Brooklyn physician says that he was recently attending a family where the little man of the house was in a some what refractory humor, and thinking to quiet him he said, "How would you like it now if to punish you I should take your little sister away from you?" The boy sulked and did not reply, but as the doctor arose to take his leave the child burst iuto a woeful blubbering. He was asked what was the matter. "Doctor's goin away without takiu sifter," he an swered. New York Recorder. Two Ilnnett Men. A Paris furniture dealer recently bought from an architect an old writing table, and iu overhauling it he found a packet containing 1,000 francs. He at once informed the former owner of his find, and he was rewarded by an honest declaration on the part of the architect that the latter knew nothing whatever about the money and would not accept it. Paris Letter. Always Hilling to Loan. Merchant (to persistent peddler) Oh, don't bother me this morning. 1 wish you'd kindly leave me alone. Morris Abrams (producing wad) Why, shertiuly, my frent, how much and vot inderesht vill yon gif? Kate Field's Washington. Sumatra ItiiflTitlnes In Water. The buffaloes in Sumatra, according to an English traveler, in fear of the tiger take refuge at night in the rivers, where they rest in peace and comfort, with only their horns and notes sticking almve the water. Handling a book with apparent re spect or disrespect is of couse too fan tastic a standard to be accepted literal ly, since physical awkwardness or norv ousness may be responsible for harm rather than a lack of mental grace. At the table of Carabaceres a sturgeon of 187 pounds was served, brought on by four footmen, preceded by two flutists, four violinists and a Swiss guardsman, halberd in hand. Charlotte, N. C, boasts of a double faced potato. One side is claimed to be a perfect representation of a bear, and the other, it is said, is a fair mold of a calf. St. Charles, Mo., during its existence has been under the dominion of three flags namely, Spain, France nd the United states. The Habit of Thinking. Itismert.jr wsnt of habit that makes one dislike thinking. IaI hi in make the plunge and select something definite tc think about, nml ten to one he will find fol lowing a train of thought a very agreeable exercise. Letting the mind veer backward and for ward, like a weathercock, at the sugges tion of this or that external circumstance Is of course dull and worrying, but the man who kuows how to think does not do that. He thinks, as he reads, with a definite pur pose. One cannot ot course propose lines of thought in the abstract for unknown per sons, but one may Indicate one or two of the ways in which a man may learn to gut pleasure from thinking. To begin with, be may follow tho example of the wise man who said, "When I have nothing else to do I sort my thoughts and label them." That was an excellent plan. There are .few men whose thoughts would not be im proved by being put through the process to which we subject a drawer full of papers which have lacked for some time that rare coiuhl nation of leisure and incli nation which is necessary for tidying. Most of us, again, have confused thoughts anil intuitions, that this or that thing con nected with ourselves or ourfamilies might be better done than it is done. Let the man, then, who complains of his intolerable hour on the Southwestern, o: the Iiondon and Brighton, or the Great Eastern, absorb himself io adelinite scheme of meditation upon something which has already clamored to bo thought out, and he will flud the time pasaes quickly enough. He must not wait till the thought conies to him. He must, by a conscious and de liberate exercise of will, set his mind to his subject. In plain words, he must say to himself, "Now I will regularly think out whether it Is a good plan" to do this, that or the other. Londou Spectator. A Theory Ilegurding Meteors. Mr. Eastman offers the following theory to acctiu tit for the apparent excess of iron over stony meteorites: "When a stony meteorite falls to the earth it generally breaks iuto many fragments, and the rup tured surfaces plainly indicate the nature of the catastrophe. No case is on record where an aerolite showed any indication of having been twisted, broken or torn from another mass of the same material. The true type of meteorite which reaches the earth from outer space is prohalile similar to that which fell in Iowa county, la., on Feb. 12, 1873. The celestial visitor Is com posed almost wholly of llthio matter, but scattered through the mass are small grains of nickeliferotisiron. This iron may exist in the stony matrix in all forms and sizes from the microscopic nodule to the mass weighing several tons. "When the lit hie mass comes in contaei with the earth's atmosphere the impact breaks tip the matrix and sets free the iron bodies, and they reach the earth in the same condition, so far as mass ami figure are concerned, as they exist in the original formation. In such cases it is probable that the stony portion of the original body Is rent into such small fragments by the explosion that these would not reach the earth iu any appreciable size. The larger the masses of irouthe more complete would lie the dest ruction of the original body, and the larger lithic meteorites would lie those containing the smaller granules of iron." Iron. Stephen Glrard'a llequesta. When Stephen tiirard, of Philadelphia, died he left a fortune of 111,000,000 which he bad acquired iu the usual way by strict attention to business. In his lifetime Girard was nut noted for his hospitality; in his manners he was crablied and unap proachable. In small affairs he was mi serly to the last degree ami penurious even to meanness. Ho tpent little money on himself, was careless iilxmt his own ap pearance or the shnbbiness of his sur roundings, and found the keenest delight iu hard and unremitting labor. Yet In a large public way he was generous to the extent of lavishness. During his lifetime he gave liberally to the improvement of Philadelphia and made muuilkeut con tributions to charities. One of his notable deeds was the organ isation of a yellow fever hospital in theepi demic of 17J3, over which he exercised per sons! supervision. By the provisions of his will his fortune was bequeathed to chari table and educational institutions, $2,000, OOOgoiug to the college for orphans. The peculiar nature of the man Is best exem plified by a certain clause In the will, which provided that no minister should hold any connection with the college or even be ad mitted as a visitor. New York World. The Lake Voyage. From the hour you leave Diiluth in the edge of the evening Duluth with bet sparkling coronal of lights and her cincture of electric diamonds, with the crescented moon and the star dusted sky, and the northland's aurora over all from that hour until nearly six days later you reach the docks of Buffalo, you shall find your long voyage on the inland seas of America otie of the interesting events of a lifetime. It you are searching for health you shall find tannic influences to redden your blood; If you are satiated with Old World scenes you shall here find interesting change, en chanting variety; if you are a weary brain worker drooping under some city sun you shall here find health's reincarnation; if you have an eye to the material and seek the solution ot problems economic you shall find material In what has beeu done, what Is being done, and what Is yet to be done in commerce on the shores of these seas ufficietil to fill bulky tomes. Har per's Weekly. A Test of Hospitality. There is no truer assertion than the one recently made by a leading society journal of the day t hat "I here can be no more bit ter rebuke to one who occupies the position of host or hostess than to have a guest, or evenchance caller, gooutfrom theirportals with a teeliiiK that he is sorry that he came," for all personal contact, whether permanent or transient, should leave behind it a lingering charm as of something sweet and gracious, a deeper sense of the possiolo exultation of life. When any meeting does not do this some one is to blame, either one or both i not giving of his best, and this Is a wrong to society in general. The celebrated writer, Dr. Drummond, re marks, with justice, that there are "some men ami women In whose company we are always at our best." Washington Posts A Good Word for UU Wife. The Hrv. Mary T. Whitney, a minister, has accepted a call to the Second Tnitarian church in Somerville. It is said that Mr. Whitney, also a minister, is very proud of his wife's ability, and one occasion, when preaching as a supply, he was compliment ed on his sermon. "Do you call that a good sermon r" be answered. "You should hear my wife." They decided that they would hear his wife, and the result was a unani mous call to the vacant pulpit. New York Bun. Advice to thm Office Seeker. We see no impropriety in making ap plications for office on the part of all who desire it, bnt we believe there is a possibility of the thing being overdone. None of these petitions will be cor -dd-ered until after March 4. Therefore there is plenty of time in which to make applications. During Mr. Cleveland's last adminis tration he dispensed the publio patron age through the members of the senate and the honse. If he pursues his former policy he wilL as a general thing, appoint to office from this state such men as are recommended by the delegation to congress, and we do not think that he will ever see or read a letter of application for publio office. Atlanta Constitution. A Grewaome Belle. The scaffold upot which John Brown was hanged in Harper's Ferry has ar rived at Washington for shipment to the World's fair. The timbers are in a good state of preservation, though they have served the purposes of a porch to the residence of a eon of the man who bnilt the scaffold. The gallows itself is a plain, substantial affair, which would attract little attention apart from its history. The timbers are evidently pine, although they have been painted over at some later period to preserve thoiu. The two uprights are big beams six inches square, and the crossbar is in propor tion. Even the screws with which it was put together have been preserved. John Brown waa hanged on Dec. 2, 1859. Bostou Journal. Wanted to free Hla Wife. Alliterative Rufus Reed is in the Cum berland county jail, and how he hap pened to be there is funny enough. Rufus' wife, Lizzie Reed, was arrested and sent to jail on Tuesday for drunken ness. Rufus endured the cruel sepa ration for a few days, then filled up and went down to the jail to see Lizzie. He created a great scene at the jail and after a mighty struggle was jamuied into a cell He was brought before the polict court the next day in a battered con dition, and will get out of jail at about the time that Lizzie comes forth. Lew iston Journal. They Ileal re Mo Presents. The king of Italy has issued pro clamation, stating that it is the wish of the queen and himself that no money should be spent on presents for them in honor of their silver wedding day, but that any money collected should be devoted to charity. The king and queen will celebrate their silver wed ding on April 22, 1803. The German emperor and empress have accepted an invitation to the festivities. Saa Fran cisco Argonaut. Eighty Elnpea with Fifteen. Ezekiel Morrow, eighty years old, passed through Evergreen, Ala., with a girl of fifteen he claims as his wife. They were eloping, they said, from his home near here to Texas because Mr. Morrow's children and grandchildren objected to the marriage. Cor. Phila delphia Record. Plunder Secured by the Police. In this city the police in one yeur have seized over 12,000 chips, 110 packs of cards, four lots of Chinese coin, 228 dice, thirteen fan tan brass cups, three faro layouts, 11,000 pool tickets, two sweat boards, eight poker tables, three roulette tables, three whist boards and one bac carat layout. New York Sua Miming KtWer Dollars. According to the records of the mint 19,570 silver dollars were coined in the year 1804. Of this number but eight are known, and they are valued at from $")U0 to $2,000 each. What became of the remaining 19,502 is one of the great est numisniatical mysteries. St. Louis Republic. It has been discovered that the weight required to crush a square inch of brick varies from 1,200 to 4,500 pounds. "The physician," says Brown, "is the man who tells you that you need change and then takes all you have." COPYRIGHT IBS! Ward off disease by removing the cause of it. It's with tbo liver or the blood, nine times out of ten. A sluggish liver makes bad blood and bad blood makes trouble. Dr. Tierce's Gold en Medical Discovery makes pure blood. It invigorates the liver and kidneys, rouses every organ into healthful action, and cleanses and renews the whole system. Through the blood it cures. For Dyspepsia, Indigestion, lliliousness, Scrofulous, Skin and Scalp Diseases even Consumption (or Lung-scrofula) in its earlier stages, it's a certain remedy. Nothing else is "just as good." Anything "just as good" could be sola just as this is. 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