The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, December 21, 1894, Page 3, Image 3

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    THE AMERICAN
MARRIED MEN FOR U5HEH3.
Bow Thr Mar Ukm TbisiHliM Vl
nabla to th ItrlJef room.
The married men are beg-inninj to
come brilliantly to the front as ushers
at weddings and the bachelors are re
served for duty as liest men, says the
Boston Herald. The matrimonial vet
erans are the jroer men to take
charge of the new recruit in their
ranks and give him the regulation
et up in domestic drill. They are
more ia sympathy with him and can
brace him up for his appearance under
Cre. They can also give him a num
ber of valuable pointers as to how
he is to keep the peace. In
one country, at least, it used
to be the custom for the
bride's father to give the groom the
twitch., as a symbol of a transfer of
paternal authority and a significant
reminder to the bride of the import
ance of wifely oledience. In America,
however, this relic of barbarism would
tiot be necessary, it being understood
that all brides are going to be obedi
ent, loving and faithful wives. As a
proof of this, one has only to look
around among his friends and read
carefully the daily divorce proceedings
to Bee how far lovely woman is living
up to the standard, and, on the
Other hand, how the whole coast of so
ciety is strewn with tho wrecks of
lives through the disobedience, frac
tiousness and extravagance of women
and the misguided forbearance and
general inability to enforce their au
thority peculiar to American husbands.
It is here that the married men who
are glittering successes can as ushers,
guides, philosojHiers and friends get
in their finest work by their advice,
example and precept. It may bo that
they are making a beginning by hav
ing the organist play "Oh, Promise
Me That Some Day" you will obey; it
being, under tho circumstances,
proper to "point a moral" in song, in
stead of having it "adorn a tale" of
woe hereafter. It may be that the
married men as ushers chuckle among
themselves over another prisoner
brought in, another doomed man, as
it were, in matrimonial row. He this
as it may, they rarely have the nerve
to openly indulge in ghoulish glee at
the wedding breakfast, right under the
noses of their own vigilant-eyed
Spouses. Let us hope, however, that
there Is likely to be rejoicing over one
sinner of a bachelor who has chosen
the better part and forsaken the evil
of his ways, and is now numbered
with the elect, with the halo of
beauty's love and the harp of domes
tic harmony in his hand. The lyre
will come later. Make friends, then,
girls, with the married men! They
know who will suit you better than
you do yourselves. They always have
in stock or up their sleeves among
their friends the very best material
out of which the kindest and blindest
husbands are made.
WEIRD FUNERALS.
Living Fernlani Carrying Their Dead to
Kernel.
Saving an occasional "Yah Khak!"
from the throat of one of the tangle
headed and wild eyed dervishes stalk
ing along barefoot in the sand not a
sound broke the stillness of the morn
ing as our caravan, says a writer in
the London Standard, moves toward
the bridge over tho Holman river
that leads to the town of Khanekin,
the customs and sanitary station of the
Ottoman government, about three
hours' distance from the Turk-l'ersian
frontier. It is a singular cavalcade
we form, too, a veritable "caravan of
the dead," for the true pilgrims
among us are mainly defunct Persians,
whose remains are being conveyed
direct to d jennet, the "gates of para
dise," at the feet of their great saint
and Aga, the Iman Hussein, at Kerbe
la. In front, an.l perched high up on
the biggest camel that could be
begged, borrowed or hired for the
Journey, rides our tshaush, or conduc
tor, swarthy and turbannod, the blue
in his garments proclaiming him a
eaip, or descendent of the prophet
the prophet, I may remark in
passing, has a score of such in every
Persian village. He holds aloft the
royal ensign of the empire of the sun
and lion, bearing tho name of shah
and his own below it in letters of gold.
Following him march the naashkesh,
or "carriers of the dead," each at the
head of a long string of mules laden
with tho remains entrusted to them,
the animals are led by charvadars,
muleteers, and each bears two bodies,
and slung on either side where the
panniers would ordinarily be. The
corpses, when intact are carried in
hermetically closed cases, but com
paratively few of these ai'e to be
found, as a rule, among these defunct
pilgrims. The expense would be too
great. So the pious Persian who de
sires to give effect to the last wish of
his departed parents waits until noth
ing of their remains is left but the
skeleton, which is then swathed in
bandages, mummy fashion, and
handed over to the naashkesh to be
taken to the gate of paradise, which
every good Shute firmly believes is the
exact spot where the sainted Hussein
is buried in Kerbela. Far the greater
number of the mules comprised in our
caravan ara laden with such band
aged bones and swathed skeletons
6lung on each side, the outline show
ing distinctly through the wrappings
as they swing to and fro with the
measured pacing of the animals.
He Could lie 1 rusted.
A small colored boy who stole some
tine from in front of a new building
was arrested and taken before a mag
istrate for a hearing. He was se
verely reprimanded by the magistrate,
who instructed him to take back the
stolen zinc, and, turning to an officer,
requested that he should see that the
boy did it "Dat's all right, boss,"
said the prisoner. "Iso gwino to take
it back, and yo' needn't send no cop
wif me, fo' I's hones'." Philadelphia
CalL
TENACITY OF GERMS.
How aa Old I.ady and Her Little Shawl
Carried Itatath With Th. ja.
The tenacity and virility of small)
germs are to the medical fraternity
one of the wonders of contagion, and
were never made apparent no start
lingly as a few years ago in the little
village of Hector, this state, says the
New York Sun. This is an isolated
place, being at the time of the Miialljxix
epidemic there twenty miles from any
railroad, and its people rarely trav-1
fled far from home, and few Strang- I
crs were visitors there. Karly in the fall
smallpox broke out in the village. The
disease was not known to le anywhere
in the vicinity. How it hapcnd to
api'ar there was a mystery that re
mained unsolved for months, but was
at last cleared up through the investi
gation and inquiry of Dr. Purdy of
Klmira.
Dr. Purdy learned that one day in
the winter preceding the breaking out
of small ;ox in Hector a passenger on
an Krie railway train was taken vio
lently ill just after leaving Salamanca,
and a physician who was on board the
train discovered that tho passenger
had the smallpox. When this lx
came known tho other passengers in
the car hurriedly left it for another
one. The car containing the smallpox
victim was placed on a siding when
the train reached Hornellsville, where
it was quarantined.
Among the passengers who left the
car when the case was made known
was an old lady who had a ticket for
Eknira. Her seat had been the one
behind the one where tho manwlth
fhe'smirTfcpox sat. tshe had with her
a small shoulder shawl, which had
hung on the back of the seat ahead of
her. When she left the train at
Klmira she placed the shawl in her
hand satchel. At Klmira she took a
Northern Central train for Watkins,
the nearest station to Hector, to which
place she was going on a visit to her
son's family. She remained there un
til the following fall, when she was
driven by her son to visit another son
some miles distant. The day was ex
tremely cold, and her son's ears being
in danger of freezing she took the
shoulder shawl from her satchel,
where it had been ever since she put
it away on leaving the Krie train at
Klmira the previous winter, and
wrapped it about his head.
A few days after tho son returned
home to Hector he became violently
111. Pefore it was known what his
ailment was he was visited by various
neighbors. Then his disease was pro
nounced smallpox, and it was such a
malignant case that he died within a
few days. The disease became epi
demic and was not eradicated until
the following summer. Kvery family
in the village and immediate vicinity
lost at least ono member by the dis
ease. That the first case originated
from the germs collected by tho shawl
in the railroad car near Salamanca
months before there can be no doubt.
The Kangaroo at Hay.
When pursued, the kangaroo, ii
possible, directs his flight toward the
river. If he reaches it he enters,
and, thanks to his great height, is
able to go on foot to a depth where
the dogs are obliged to swim. There
he plants himself on his two hind legs
and his tail, and up to his shoulders
in the water he awaits the attack of
the dogs. With his forepaws he
seizes by the head the first dog that
approaches him, and as he is more
solidly balanced than his assailant ho
holds tho dog's nose under the water
as long as he can. Unless a second
dog speedily comes to the reseuo tho
first one is sure to be drowned. If a
companion arrives and by his attacks
on the kangaroo manages to set the
captive free the half-drowned brute is
gla 1 to regain the shore as quickly as
possible. In this way a strong and
courageous male kangaroo will hold
its own against twenty or thirty dogs,
drowning some and frightening others,
and the hunter is obliged to intervene
with a bullet. St. Louis Globo-Dem-ocrat.
l is Mttlnic Abode.
Dr. Barrow and the profligate Ixird
Rochester meeting one day at court
while Harrow was king's chaplain in
ordinary, Rochester, thinking to ban
ter him, accosted him with a flippant
air and a low, formal bow, saying,
"Doctor, I am yours to my shoe-tie."
Barrow returned tho salute with "My
lord, I am yours to the ground."
Rochester, improving on this, quickly
returned it with "Doctor, I am yours
to the center," which was as smartly
followed up by Barrow with "My lord,
I am yours to tho antipodes." Upon
which Rochester, piqued at being
foiled by one he called "a musty old
piece of divinity," exclaimed, "Doc
tor, I am yours to tho lowest pit of
hell," upon which Barrow, turning
upon his heel, dryly replied, "There,
my lord, I leave you." Argonaut
Division u Labor.
"When it comes to traveling," ex
claimed the head of tho family, "a
man has to do all tho real work. My
wife has only packed the trunks,
dressed the children, spread cloths
over the furniture, and a few things
like that, while every bit of informa
tion that has been got from the time
table I had to attend to myself. De
troit Tribune.
Fnnlnhments.
In Borneo the left hand of a thiol
or other petty criminal is sliced off.
But it is not thrown away or buried
or destroyed in any fashion. The sul
tan Akamaldin has it embalmed and
placed with hundreds of others that
he has obtained from the same source.
A (ilve-Away All Around.
"Ithink,"sho said as she came into
the room, "that I will give that poll
parrot away."
"Yes," replied the young man who
was calling. "It would bo only fair.
She has been doing as much for you."
RAISINS AS FOOD.
fby Coetala Four TImm a Maeh Ka
trlnaent ae Irat.
It has lieen the cuMom until very
recently to consider raisins as an
article of luxury, and to d in them
only suited to the tallies of thorns who
are able to indulge themselves in such
things as serve merely to please he
palate. In conseqtieniv, however, of
the marvelous growth of the raisin
industry in California and the cheap
ness of tho product to the consumer,
the question has Uvn raised whether
the raisin does not posses an intrinsic)
food value, independent of its use as a
luxury, and the argument seemed to
favor the affirmative of tho propo
sition. It is asserted by thoso who have
studitd the question from a scientific
and hygienic standoint that tho nu
tritive power of raisins as compared
to meat is as four to one. This, wo
imagine, may iw taken with somo
grains of allowance, but, nevertheless,
it is susceptible of demonstration that
raisins, like other dried fruits, are
genuine food, contain elements which
are fully as necessary to good health
as fibrine,' dextrine and all tho rest of
the things which anaytical chemists
have discovered in fleshmaking and
strengthmaking fgods.
Thoso who have studied the ques
tion of raisins as food profess to have
something like 100 receipts for the
preparation of the raisin, and each of
these, it is asserted, has an economic
value. Whether this estimate bo ex
cessive or not, one thing is very cer
tain, and that is that tho world' woul'd
be better off, from a hygienic 'point of
view, if wo were to oat more fruit
and less meat.
The ra'sLn, which is only tho grape
dried in the sun, should be a natural
food, if there bo any such thing.
Sugar, which the dried grapo con
tains in its natural state, has long
been recognized as a genuine food, so
nuich so that manufactured sugar
2?at is.sugar extracted from the sugar
cane, sugar beets, sorghum, tho ma
ple tree, or what not is no longer re
garded as an article of luxury, but aa
a household necessity. We leavo to
physiologists the technical explanation
of this, but tho fact Is as well known
as that water is needed to quench
thirst. This being so, it would seem
that dried grapes or raisins should
furnish the sugar which tho system
needs in its purest and most concrete
form, for nature's laboratory sur
passes all the skill of the chemists and
outdoes all the triumph of analysis,
quantitative and qualitative. It is
sincerely to be hoped that the subject
of raisins as food may be thoroughly
investigated and exploited, for, while
raisins may not take tho place of
beefsteak or mutton chop, they may
well stand up high in tho second rank
of food products.
A ( nw'i Trial.
An Albany pajier says that a littlb
son of John Bethune was leading a
cow to pasture, and whim he reached
tho woolen mills ho tied the cow to tho
coupling pin of a freight car while he
went inside to speak to his father,
unfortunately for the cow, tho Ioban
on engine backed upon the switch
while tho boy was inside, and, not
seeing the cow, coupled on to the car
and started up the track. The bovine
was not noted as a sprinter, but she
was forced up the track at a 2 17J
gait. A farmer who was passing saw
tho predicament, and managed to
signal tho engineer to stop, otherwise
there must have lieen a spurt of speed
on the part of tho cow unheard of be
fore by any bovine, or a broken neck,
for the boy had tied her securely with
a stout rope. As it is, she is alive
and well, and holds the record of the
town for that sort of a race.
Afternoon Tea.
They were at an afternoon tea, ana
each held in her delicately gloved
hand a cup of amlxir fluid, which she
sipped daintily with a souvenir spoon.
But their technical knowledge of tea
would have made a tea expert's hair
stand on end. "I like Fedora test,"
one of them was saying sweetly. "Do
you?" said tho other; "now I prefer
Solong, liocause there is no nicotine
in it." "Talking of tea brands?"
asked a society bride flutteringly, "I
just adore Boohoo; it's made in China,
you know." "Well, afternoon tea is
good enough for me," warbled a socie
ty bud who didn't know anything but
real knowledge, and wouldn't bother
her wavy head with tea kinks. But
the hostess, who had served Formosa,
and Souchong, and Bohea sighed to
think of the ignorance that some
times existed in social circles. De
troit Free Press.
In Canada.
There are three things that attract
the notico of a traveler from the states
when he has got into Canada, to
say nothing of the general dullness
that pervades that province. One is
the disappearance of window blinds
and bareness of the house fronts. The
other is the presence of militiamen
and policemen, who are as nearly
copies as may lie of tho Knglish militia
and London "bobbies." The third is
the iinpossioility of getting yourshoes
blacked, except in the wash rooms of
tho hotels. Ono pays ten cents for a
shave, and a New York artist who did
his work so shabbily would be made
to do it over agaiD.
precaution.
After a row with his wife, who vio
lently expressed a wish that he was
dead, an Irishman said; "Oh, it's a
widow you're want in1 to be, is it?
Bedad, I'll take good care you're no
widow as long as I live." Loudon
Tit-Bits.
Coon Hunting.
A new departure in coon hunting
has been tried by somo citizens of
Alleghany, Pa. When the coon had
been treed Roman candles wore used
to ascertain his exact position.
The scientists of a European ip
dition now in Ecuador have ba
making analyse; of ashes which fell
160 miles away from Cotopaxl at tho
time of lU last eruption. They have
found them to consist mainly of feld
spar, quartz, maquetito and sectueu
rar iron ore. Ono sample yielded sil
ver at the rate of 200 grains to the ton.
I Hamuli 'I Cat lilinwl
A New Y'ork rogu caught a China
man asWp in a lfUllway and stole his
outer garment. These ni donnod and
perambulated Mott street, the Chinese)
quarter. One) of the celestials pre
tended to bo deceived and led tho
sham Chinaman to an opium joint,
whore he was desolted of all he pos
sessed and badly beaten.
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A llrave Defender.
Mrs. Watts It seems to mo that
you paid a good deal more attention
to that hateful Mrs. Fluns last night
than was necessary. Evory ono in
the room noticed it
Mr. Watts My dear, I saw that
there were at least a dozen unmarriwd
men in the assemblage, and I wanted
to protect them.
How she Knew,
Maiden of blushing fifteen You
have changed a great deal of late,
Charlie.
Callow Youth To my own ad vant
age, I hojie.
Maiden Certainly to your own ad
vantage. Formerly you brought me a
box of candy every duy. Truth.
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"I sometimes fear," said the worry
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"You shouldn't let that bother you,"
said the well-meaning friend, with the
best intent. "Ha is dead enough by
this time."
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