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About The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899 | View Entire Issue (July 24, 1896)
TRYING TO KEEP UP.
There It nothing so absolutely fool
ish and unremuntratlve as the false
pride which attempts a style of living
beyond the means of the individual,
whose only incentive thereto is that
others in her set do thus and bo, and
therefore it is incumbent upon her to
do likewise, says the New York Tri
bune. To strive to keep up to a certain
standard, without the means to do so
comfortably or successfully, is of all
things most wearing and dispiriting.
Many a woman at the end of the season
asks herself what it is all worth, and
thinks how foolish she has been to
waste time, energy and money to gain
the favor of certain people who have
bo much that they count for nothing
the efforts made to please them and
consider they are conferring a favor
by accepting invitation' Yet, despite
her experience of the vanity and hol
low Bhani of it all, the chances are ten
to one that such a woman will begin
her poor, pitiful worldly campaign the
next season wifh renewed vigor, and
that she will again sacrifice herself and
family to this Moloch of modern so
ciety called public opinion. If only
these poor, hard-working, weary deni
rens of vanity fair realized that such
striving is not only fruitless, but de
rogatory, that the very people whose
acquaintance and friendship they are
most anxious to secure would like and
respect them far more if they were
simple and honeet and hospitable ac
cording to their means, it would save
them no end of trouble and discour
agement. "We dined at Mrs. A.'s the
other evening," said the sensible wife
of one of our multi-millionaires, "and
enjoyed it so much. She lives in a
tiny apartment and has only two
maids, and she gives us the simplest
little dinner, but so good, and such a
relief after the elaborate affairs one
generally has to sit through. Just soup,
fish, a fillet of beef, an entree and a
sweet, everything in such excellent
taste, and only eight at table, but Just
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me again,' my husband said to her as
we were leaving. 'I have not enjoyed
myself bo much this winter, and he
really meant it. We took dlnuer with
some one else, who shall be nameless,
a couple of evenings afterward. Such
a tiresome experience as it was! The
dinner was poor and yet very elab
orate, and everything was on a scale
too big for the house. 'What a mis
take those people make,' I said as we
were driving home, 'and how anxious
and fagged Mrs. looked.' 'I pre
sume they are living beyond their
means,' was my husband's manlike
conclusion. ' came to me the other
day to get me to go into some new en
terprise in which he Is Interested, but
I guees I'll keep out of It.' "
"How tired and discontented Mrs.
Clymber looks," remarked one of her
acquaintances, "and yet she has made
a success of it this winter, every one
"She has bought her victory too
dear," answered some one who was
''present. "She has spent more than
she can afford. She bad offended her
old friends, and what has she gained?
Toleration only from the set she haa
set her heart upon belonging to. No
wonder that she finds the apples of
Sodom dust and ashes yet she will
continue to reach after them with the
same eagerness next season."
Localities In the Ilrltlah Ieles Tha
Retain Celtic Nimn.
Many localities retain the names
originally bestowed upon them by the
Celtic Britons, those, for example,
which have tho prefix cum, -which is
the Welsh crom, a valley, says tho
Gentlemen's Magazine. Anderson, the
local poet, enumerates them:
There's Cumwhltton, Cumwhlnon,
Cumrangan, Cumrew and Cumcatch,
And mony mair cums in the county,
But nin wi' Cumdivock can match.
Some of the above names, it will be
observed have the Anglo-Saxon "ton"
superadded to them.
The familiar Celtic prefixes, pen, a
hilltop and caer, a fortress, appear In
Penrith and Penrudock (which both
signify "red hill"), Cardurnock and
Carlisle or Caer-Leol. Durnock may be
the Gaelic dwr-cnoc, "water hill" or
else a proper name. Leol is merely
a contraction of Luguvallium, the Ro
man name of Carlisle, and the Latin
ized form of some unpronounceable ap
pellation by which the Britons desig
nated the site of that city.
In Talkin we recognize the Celtic
word, talcen, a brow, and In Castle
Carrock we may trace the Gaelic car
ragh (which means a large stone set
on end) or the Welsh careg, a rock.
The river names of the county, are
for the most part of Celtic origin. Thus
the Irthing, wandering over the allu
vial plain, is believed to derive its
name from the Welsh gwryddu, to
to writhe or turn, and the Gelt, dashing
over its bed of red sandstone, from fh
Celtic gait, a rock.
Of mountain names Helvellyn, the
yellow mountain: Rivelyn, the red
mountain, and Blencathra, the seat
mountain (the ancient name of Saddle
back), are Celtic. The Gaelic word
catbair and Welsh cader mean a chair
and Blaen is a Welsh term for a hill
top, occurring in other local names,
such as Blencow And Blennerhasset.
A Skill That Vanishes.
She paused to watch the boys play
ing mumblety peg.
"Isn't it remarkable," he said, "how
cleverly a boy can handle a knife?"
"Yes," she answered, with a sigh;
"and it's more remarkable to think
how he loses it all when he grows up
and ought to be able to carve." Wash
THINKS THE MOON IS SAFE. I
Ita Barrels Will Kat Ha K.v.al.d hf the
ItlK Pari TalMrope.
George Manvllle Fenn, In a letter to
the London News, has this to say
about the great Paris trlesc p now
making at Iaris and which, according
to recent stories, is to show "the moon
one yard off."
"I have read with much interest ths
article of your Paris correspondent
bearing the above heading from the
fact that for the pnst two yt-ars I have
been experimenting upon the possibil
ity of producing a telescope or optlo
glass of far greater power than any
thing we have at present on the way.
"Now, M. Pelom-le's venture for the
Paris exhibition certainly sounds big,
but upon carefully going over your
correspondent's report, it H-nis to mo
perhaps wrongly that the learned
Frenchman Is not about to eclipse the
Mount Hamilton glass, neither will he
equal the larger instrument being set
up at Chicago. These are refractors
pure and simple, but with all the re
sources of the glassmaker brought to
bear in producing the most perfect
"We read nothing of the kind with
regard to M. Deloncle's instrument.
We are told of a huge disk of glass
nearly 7 feet in diameter, but upon
your correspondent's showing, this
is not to form either the objective for
a refracting telescope nor a mirror for
a reflecting telescope, but a plane mir
ror to use on the principle of a slde
rostat, while the lenses of flint and
crown glass, which form the true tel
escope, are 1 meter 25 centimeters
in diameter; that is, about that of the
Chicago lass, whose power it cannot
possibly equal, from the loss of light
caused by the moon's rays being re
flected from his plane mirror through
his huge tube that is to say, the rays
are received second hand from the
reflector, Instead of primarily from the
planet, as in the case of all great re
"From Ihe above circumstances, the
Image to be produced must be fainter
upon M. Deloncle's principle, and he
proposes to weaken it still more by
casting the image upon a screen instead
of directly upon the retina of the ob
server's eye. For popular visual pur
poses M. Deloncle's instrument will
doubtless be a success, but it will only
prove so from the spectacular point of
view to amuse an audience. Its scien
tific value will be nil, while its cost
seems to be absurd. I venture to think
that upon my own principle I could
produce ten times the effect at a tithe
of the amount. If I am wrong a couple
of years' thoughtful experimenting
have been In vain."
THE PRESENT BLACK ROD.
The Incumbent Did Not Even Try to
The assembling of the present ses
sion of parliament in February was
the first appearance of a new black
rod, says Good Words. The office to
which a salary of 2,000 per annum is
attached, with an assistant called the
"yeoman usher of the black rod," to
discharge some of its limited duties
Is in the personal gift of the sovereign
and is invariably bestowed on an old
military or naval officer.
Admiral Sir James Drummond has
accordingly been succeeded by Gen.
Sir Michael Biddulph. The first ap
pearance of the gallant general in the
role was distinguished by a few nota
ble "new departures" from established
usag. Sir Michael Biddulph discarded
the old official dress of the office and
appeared in the more picturesque un
iform of an army general, wearing his
many medals on his scarlet tunic and
carrying his plumed hat in his left
hand, while he bore In his right a new
rod of much larger dimensions than
that which was carried for so many
years by his predecessor.
There Is nothing perhaps more diffi
cult than to walk backward from the
table to the bar with ease and grace
and dignity. Sir Michael Biddulph did
not' attempt the feat. After he had de
livered at the table the customary
summons that the lords commissioners
desired the Immediate attendance of
the commons in the upper chamber to
hear the queen's speech read, he bowe l
low to the speaker and then walked
down to the bar, not in the convention
al manner of progression but the man
ner ordained by nature. No objection
was raised to the innovation. No
member cried "Order, order!" at the
moment, nor when the speaker return
ed from the house of lords was his at
tention called to it by any stickler for
Of course, the action of black rod
may have been due solely to a species
of "stage fright," to forgetfulness en
gendered by the natural embarrass
ment of a novice in a novel and trying
situation; but whatever may have been
the explanation whether it was an un
rehearsed effect, or an effect duly set
down In the book of the play as amend
ed by Sir Michael Biddulph the pre
cedent has been established; and In an
assembly ruled by precedent as the
house of commons no black rod need
in future fear to walk frontward down
the floor as the sergeant-at-arms walks
after he has placed the mace upon the
Reaaon for Doabt.
Boftrder (In the mountains) Think
of the Himalayas being ten times as
high us this! Farmer I don't believe
it, young man. I've been keeping
boarders nigh onto twenty years and
if there was any resort ten times as fur
from the level of tho sea as this is
guess I'd have heard tell of It before
now. New York World.
A Sense of Propriety,
"But what has become of Jack, your
little white dog?"
"This is Jack. As I am In deen
mourning I had him colored
black. It's more In keeping."
THE PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY.
Uef Leas of Good Looks Is a Pitiful
"How she haa gone off!" Is the fatal
verdict, more dreaded by a fashionable
belle than any other misfortune, for to
her it means the liasa of everything
that she most values not only the
eclat and freshness of her beamy, but
the prestige and power which it in
sures. Nothing is more melancholy
than to see a woman, who has been
what is known as a professional beauty
and who lives for society, gradually
lose her attraction, while she keps on
striving to retain, by obvious and piti
ful effort, that which was onoe hers by
Divine right. Her admirers, whose
name once was legion, gradunllly dwin
dle Into a few second-rate men or cal
low youths, who still feel flattered by
the friendship of the once renowned
belle, while to retain even such as
these she is obliged to make an effort,
to cheapen hereelf In a way, to Btrlve
and flatter, to descend from her pedes
tal, and from a goddess to become
"A creature not too bright or good
For human nature's dally food."
until finally she grows into an object of
contemptuous pity to a younger genera
tion. "Poor old thing," they say, "she was
very handsome once!" "What has hap
pened to her? She is not so very old."
"No, but sho has 'gone off,' and there
fore out and her day is over."
Truly nothing seems left for the poor
worldling to whom flattery and admira
tion have been the very breath of her
nostrils and who feels that she cannot
live without them. What a trite.worn
out little sermon might be preached
about such life! Only a few years
ago the poor thing was one of the most
brilliant stars in the social constel
lation. Men of fashion and position swarmed
around her and were delighted when
she condescended to accept their atten
tions; now they have one and all desert
ed her for a newer and brighter lumi
nary. At social gatherings she has to
Insist upon her old friends speaking
to her; she is obliged to waylay them
and take possession of them, and has
frequently to maneuver to got near
some . particular man who will not
come to her. It is no uncommon thing
for such a woman when she finds that
the stimulus of her existence is gone to
seek for something to supply the abso
lute need she feels for excitement, and
physicians say that opium eating and
alcoholic excess are largely on the in
crease among women of society.
"Favor is deceitful and beauty Is
vain," salth the preacher; but the wom
an who looketh well to the ways of her
household and those children arise up
and call her blessed, her price is indeed
above rubies in this worldly age of
lllood of llnrg-anrtlan.
Lake Morat, one of the prettiest of
the many pretty lakes in Switzerland,
has recently turned red and this re
vives the old legends about the place.
Every four or five years for a century
or longer the waters have taken on a
peculiar reddish tinge. This Is due,
scientists 6ay, to the growth of a minute
aquatic plant, which is designated by
the long name of osclllatrola rubescens.
In no other body of water In the world
does it flourish and It does not appear
in large quantities except occasionally
In Lake Morat. On June 21, 1476, there
was a battle on the shores of the lake.
A party of Burgundians, under the com
mand of Charles the Bold, fell victims
to the Swiss and nearly every one was
killed. No quarter was shown and
thousands of bodies were thrown in the
lake. Old fishermen say that the red
color of the lake Is the blood of the
Burgundians. Frenchmen, however,
claim that the lake blushes at the mem
ory of the Swiss, who showed no mercy
to'their antagonists and continued the
fight after It had become mere slaugh
ter. The lake presents a sinister ap
pearance, especially when the setting
sun heightens the crimson effect
A nambngging- Story.
The story of the plot to capture Wil
liam Penn first appeared in the United
States more than twenty-five years ago.
It has been contradicted over and ovpr
again, but It still reappears periodically
in the newspapers. It Is nothing less
than a miserable forgery, intended to
deceive the public, either for the pur
pose of putting Its credulity to a test or
of creating a prejudice against the early
founders of New England. The name
of Mr. Judkins is entirely unknown at
this library; no such chest of old papers
as is alleged to have been deposited in
the archives of the society has ever
been received, and no such person as
the one said to have made the deposit
is known to the members. At the date
of the document Cotton Mather was
only 19 years old, which fact alone
would be presumptive evidence that he
was not connected with any such pi
ratical scheme. Furthermore, I doubt
whether the word "scampe" was in usa
at that period Notes and Queries.
Never Heard the I.ait of It.
"Well," said the whale, "I am not
much of a hand at fishing never did
do much In that line but once down
by Nineveh I pulled a prophet clear out
of the water. His whiskers were at
least two feet "
The sea serpent Interrupted him. "I
suppose, of course, you preserved a pho
tograph," he sneered sarcastically.
"No," stammered the whale, in some
confusion, "to tell the truth, he he
got away. You eee "
A storm of jibes drown his explana
tions. New York Press.
He "Do you think it unlucky to t;et
married on Friday?" She (shyly)
"Well, dear, if you like that day best
I'm not superstitious." Cleveland
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