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About The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 7, 1896)
THE MAYOR'S MASCOT.
HIS HONOR PALLS IN LOVE
Lm lalaad City's Calel Eseretl
the Oalact HI AffarttM oa a
way Tralav Caabby, Hlae-Erad. 1
MwilafOM Baby la a Caaqaartag Hm
A TOR Patrick
Jerome Gleason, of
Long Island City in
In love, announce
the New York Her-
aid. Hi heart was
captured on a Long
Inland train the
other day by a chub
by, Wue-eyea, flaxen-haired
you n f
ter, who kicked
and crowed In his mother' arm. In
consequence, another member may be
added to the great man's household.
This new tickle the mayor's little
daughter, Jessie Gleason, 12 years old,
who says she would lust doU on a baby
brother and give him half her pin
It was a case of love at first sight,
although the youngster made the first
advances, but the big man was not slow
to respond. Occupied with thoughts of
his candidacy for governor, be bad en
tered the train, scarcely looking about
bim, and throwing himself In a seat.
gave his fancy free reign. His reverie
was short. A soft, chubby hand coyly
pulling at his Iron-gray hair roused
him, and he turned to see who the
offender was. He found himself con
fronted by a pair of the brightest blue
eyes he ever looked Into. And the
owner of those eyes danced with de
light when he saw he had attracted at
tention. Dreams of future greatness
fled, and the big mayor was a boy
The mischievous urchin lost no time
In following up his conquest. First,
the mayor's bristling mustache took
his fancy, and he plunged Into it with
both chubby fists. This tickled the
mayor more than if he had been elected
president. Next the youngster tried to
poke out the pair of keen gray eyes that
sparkled beneath shaggy eyebrows
and that have sent terror to many
hearts. Then the tall hat caught the
todler's eyes, and he wanted It, and he
got It, finding lots of fun to hide in it.
Then he returned to pulling the mayor's
hair and mustache. And the big man
enjoyed It, and soon was on friendly
with babe and mother.
"That's the finest boy I ever saw,"
aid the mayor.
"And he's only 18 months old," the
mother said proudly.
The mayor learned that the child's
name was Edward Bradley, and that
his mother was returning from Stony
Brook, where she had been working
for Mr. Darling. While telling her
story the woman's voice trembled, and
t once or twice there was a guspiclon of
tears In her eyes.
"Give that boy to me," the mayor
said, "and I'll make a man of him. I'll
not feed him on clams and boiled eggs,
like you Yankees, but I'll give him
good oatmeal and buttermilk. That's
what I was brought up on, and I tell
you it's the fare to make men."
When no one was watching the big
man poked several crisp bills into the
youngster's hand, but the little fellow
liked the bright green paper and the
pretty pictures, and spread them out,
and this was the only Incident that
didn't please the captive, for, as every
body looked, a suspicion of a scowl
crossed the mayor's face. All the
while the young mother was chatting
away, telling her troubles to the big
man, without knowing who he was un
til a friend entered the car, and, catch
lng sight of the burly form, walked up
to the seat and shouted:
"Hello, there. Mayor Gleason, how
For an Instant the young mother
was somewhat startled. Not so the
baby. He Just played away with the
mayor's mustache and hair, unconcern
ed, and as if he had a perfect right to,
On leaving the train at Long Island
CIty the mayor took the young woman
.j his office and agreed that if his lit
tie daughter consented, and every thing
was satisfactory, he would adopt the
child. The young mother left for the
city with a light heart, and this follow
ing note of Introduction to the mayor's
"Long Island City, April 22, 1S96.
My Dear Jessie: This will introduce
to you one of the brightest ba'y boys I
ever saw. I know you will think so
too, when you see him. He likes me,
and, do you know, I've fallen in love
with him? I met him on the train this
morning, and we at once Decame fast
friends. He pulled my hair, got his
little hands in my moustache, and
finally insisted on trying to wear my
hat. What do you say If we adopt him ?
I know you will not feel jealous. Just
think, when he grows up he could take
you out riding behind Parnell and
Gladstone, and besides that you would
have a good brother to care for you.
And the pair met a most cordial re
ception at the hands of Miss Gleason,
who was captivated by the little fel
low. She declared that if her father
would only adopt him he should share
her pin money and be her little brother.
When the mayor visited his little girl
later in the day he found her overjoyed
with the prospect of having a brother.
She is very fond of her father, who Is
exceedingly proud of her. He consults
her on perplexing problems, and says
her judgment is never at fault, save
when her tender heart interposes in be
half of some one. She has already
solved this problem, and nothing is
wanting now but the consent of the
mother to change the name of the
urchin to Patrick Jerome Gleason, Jr.
BURNS' LOVE FOR HIS WIFE,
A ted Waal a at r avatar Staaawta far
"Burn ha hern hotly assailed be
cause of hi alleged Indifference to hi
if (Jean Armour), but the fact I he
waa ardently fond of her. Jean was true
to him, and hi true affection never
really turned from her. Jean wor
shiped him literally worshiped him.
And when we tudy her devoted life we
must agree that there must have been
much that wa admirable In the char
acter of a man who wa adored by o
true a woman. Burn' biographer
have paid too scanty attention to all
this. There 1 no use In apologizing
or the defect of Bobbie' life, but there
1 such a thing as Insisting too heavily
upon them. Too much ha
been made in the thousand storle of
Burns' life of the 'Highland Mary' epi
sode, and too little of what he really
felt for Jean Armour, and of Jean's In
tense loyalty to him and devoted care
of him. The real facta about Highland
Mary will never be known. They com
prise the one episode of Burns' life
which Is veiled In mystery. But one
can study the poet's life closely enough
to see that the persecution which In the
early days seemed to hopelessly separ
ate him from love drove him to High
land Mary for solace, and that Mary'
sudden death Idealized that Highland
lassie In hi memory. There was not
much more to it, and Jean never trou
bled herself about It. There has been
a sad waste of popular sympathy over
Highland Mary. It Is to loyal Jean our
thoughts should turn. Burns' love for
her and for her children was very
great. That Is a pleasing picture of
him handed down by one who saw him
'sitting in the summer evening at his
door with his little daughter In his
arms, dangling her, and singing to her,
and trying to elicit her mental facul
ties.' The little girl died in the autumn
of 1795, when her father's health was
failing." Arthur Warren, in Ladies'
A QUEER MITE
Three-Yrar-Old Son of Aced
Weight Tat Pound.
care of an Interesting specimen of hu
manity, a three-year-old boy, who
weighs only ten and one-half pounds,
and who was born when his mother was
71 years old and his father 78. The lit
tie fellow enjoys-the romantic name of
Jesse James Long. His parents eked
out an existence on a miserable farm
In an Isolated section of Union town
ship until forced to give up work on
account of old age. Five children were
born to them, the first four of normal
size, and grew up naturally to healthy
maturity. Jesse, at the time of his
birth, was 13 inches in height and
weighed one and one-half pounds.
When the child reached the age of two
years his father died, and his mother
followed six months later. On the in
fant's sister, Rosabella, devolved the
care of the child, but not having any
employment, she walked to the city and
asked for help. The baby is unable to
walk, but creeps about the floor in a
lively manner. His head Is not much
larger than an ordinary baseball and
a quarter of a dollar would cover one
hand. New York Herald.
Great Tula Wave.
Those who see the rise and fall of
the tides in our Atlantic harbors sel
dom think of the wonderful career of
the moon-raised ocean-waves which
cause the tidal flux and reflux. Such
billows not only cross the sea, but flow
from ocean to ocean, and In this way
complicated movements are set going.
Thus, as Mr. vaughan Cornish has re
cently reminded English readers, once
In every twelve hours the moon raiser
a tide billow in the southern Indian
Ocean. When this billow passes the
Cape of Good Hope, at noon, its succes'
sor is already born, and by the time
the first billow has reached the Azores
Islands, at midnight, the second is
rounding the Cape, and a third has
come into existence in the southern
ocean. By 4 o'clock in the morning
following its pas'- e of the Cape the
tide billow reaches the English Chan
nel and there the shallow water de
lays it so much that it does not arrive
at the Straits of Dover until 10 a. m
Here the narrowing Channel causes the
tide to rise very high and almost putt
an end to the wave. In the meantime
an6ther branch of the billow runs
around the western side of the British
Islands, rounds the north point of Scot
land, and moves slowly down the east
ern coast of England, until it finally
flows un the Thames and laps the
wharves of London.
Chant' of the Timet.
"Yes. indeed, said the old man
thoughtfully, after his wife had deliv
ered a dissertation upon the progress
of the sex, "the new woman is vastly
different from the old."
"I thought you would realize that in
time," she returned rather sharply.
"I have Just been reading," he went
on, "how girls used to be sold by theii
parents, and some of them brought
"But there is none of that now, thank
heaven! Woman has asserted herself.
"No, there's none of that now," in
terrupted the old man. "A man does
not buy his wife in theee days. Now he
has to be paid to take her, and her poor
old father has to wreck his bank ac
count to provide the dowry." St Louis
Cu Their Track.
"Ha! ha!" -quoth Romeo GrufTvoice,
the tragedian, as he wearily stepped
from tie to tie on the way In from
Frostville,' " 'tis the first time, for
sooth, I have played the role of detec
tive. The directors of this road know
me not, but I am on their track."
Just then a train turned the curve
and the way it used him made him
feel very much cut up. -New York
Haw It la Made reralter ftavar
Is Malaad at Carta.
It I supposed that hundred of year
ago the south of France waa disturbed
by volcanic eruptions, which split up
the ancient granite rock, causing
stream of lava to flow from them, say
the Mercury. The new surface) con
sisted of basaltic rock, which In turn
were Manured by eruption and thrown
up onto a mountain range. The whole
of the Interior of mountain was tbu
formed Into cavern and cave, which
belch forth hot. sulphurou spring. It
I here that the celebrated Roquefort
cheese are made. The village of Roque
fort I situated on the mountain Lar
tac, which I about twenty-live mile
In length and nearly 3.000 feet high. It
consist chiefly of limestone, covered
with sufficient pasture to feed the 300.
900 heep kept for their milk. The
caves, being formed by the displace
ment of rock, consist of an Intricate
labyrinth of open space and passuge.
connected with each other and with
subterranean outlet. A cool current
of air, therefore, always of the same de
gree of humidity and temperature,
flow In a never-Interrupted stream
through the caves. There is nothing in
the milk or In the preparation of the
cheeses that give them that peculiar
flavor and delicious mellowness for
which they are so renowned. Thl Is
entirely effected by the method by
which they are cured. When the cheeses
are ready for treatment they are taken
to the caves and after beiug allowed
to cool are carried to the salting room.
They are rubbed with salt on one face
and then plied on top of each other jn
Ul the cave Is full. After standing for
twenty-four hours or bo the reverse
side is salted and once more they are
piled up as before. The cheeses have
to be frequently reversed in order that
the moisture may be even throughout
and to develop the fungus which has
previously been sown in the curd. In
forty-eight hours the cheeses become
viscous and are rubbed with a coarse
cloth. In the course of another two
days the fungus will appear on the out
Bide in the form of a sticky paste. This
Is carefully scraped off with knives, to
gether with a thin stratum of crust, and
set aside for food.
The cheeses are now sorted out, the
.most solid ones being placed on the
floor. In eight days' time they become
covered with a yellowish-red mold, to
gether with other minute vegetation,
which is removed and given to the pigs.
The scraping is continued until the
character of tho mold changes, show
ing that the curd has altered Its condi
tion and announcing the completion of
the curd. Then they are again care
fully scraped and wiped and wrapped
in tinfoil and are ready for the market
Roquefort cheeses have been cured
for centuries by this process and stand
as a triumph of uneducated art
The Paper Kxtnroed.
'I'll tell you the queerest story you
ever heard," said Chief Dickinson of
the department of fire the other day,
"and It is a true story at that. In 1864,
toward the end of the war, I wae at
Fort Lincoln, at Washington, the lead
er of a band of the One Hundred and
Fiftieth Ohio Regiment The war was
hot, and of course we were all Intense
ly interested in the very latest we
could get about It. Newspapers were
scarce, and when we managed to get
hold of one we regarded it as a treas
ure. One day I was fortunate enough
to get hold of a copy of the Philadel
phia Inquirer, which contained a lot
of war news. After I had read It I
handed it around among the boys.
ana nnany loaned it to a
man named Breymeler. Yester
day who should walk Into the
office but Breymeler, who returned the
paper with thanks. He was looking
over his old papers to get information
to assist the widow of an old comrade
In getting a pension, and he ran across
the Inquirer. What do you think of
the conscience of a man who would re
turn a paper after all that time?"
Boraeleal Carriage for a Locomotive.
The gentleman who has amused him
self of late by uelng a motor car In
Westminster has been a little "too
previous," as he found to his cost at
Bow street, although we notice
that he stated that he had
driven his vehicle for five years.
It came upon him with a shock of
pained surprise that his harmless vehl
cle could be called a locomotive, but
the law, though possibly a "hass," is
clear. So the motor carmrfn found he
had committed three offenses: (1) In
allowlre a locomotive out betwen the
prohibited hours of 10 and 6; (2) In not
being preceded by a man with a red
flag, and (3) in driving the locomotive at
a greater speed than two miles an hour,
A promise, however, not to offend
again, but patiently to await the prom
ised legislation, got him off with quite
a email fine. Westminster Gazette.
Game Law la Central Africa.
Game is to be preserved In Central
Africa. Major von Wlssman has set
aside a portion of German East Africa,
within which no shooting will be al
lowed without a license from the gov
ernor of the colony. A license to shoot
elephant or rhinoceros costs 500 rupees
a year for a native; females and young
elephants with tusks weighing less than
six pounds must not be shot at all.
White men will pay 100 rupees for the
first elephant shot and 250 rupees for
every other, 50 rupee? for the first two
rhinoceroses, and 130 rupees for all af
ter them. Monkey, beasts of prey, boars
and birds, except ostriches and secre
tary birds, may be killed without
Population of Japan.
Japan now ranks fifh in population
among the nations of the earth, only
China, India, Russia aad Germany be-
lng ahead of it.
Cripple Creek Advertisements
224 Bennett Avenue,
WE WANT our "Friends" ami the Public to know that we
are compelled to remove from our old stand. We shall
sell our . . . . ,
Entire Stock of Clothing, Shoes and Famishing Gcods
As we have always kept faith with the people, you can rely upon
this statement. We will sell the best bargains ever ottered
in this city. Do not fail to give us a call.
FtTWtive March lot, 1MMI.
AUKIVE DAILY. DEPART DAILY.
KRAKLT. 1CKAI) IHIWN.
P. M I'. M
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... Hull Hill
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rado Hprlng, and Denver, on Train 7 and 8.
npring nieeper until y:uu a. m. connection I maue at inviae witn t.oioraao mioianu iinn
land Railroad for all point In the Went, and at Colorado Hprlng, Denver and I'ueblo, with
all line for the Kaat, went. North and Houlh.
The Midland Terminal I the only broad-guge railroad Into the Cripple Creek district,
and 1 slxty-nv (05) miles the ihorteHt, anu several hour the qnlckeHt time to all point
rat ana went.
a. COLLBKAN, President.
1615 Howard Street, Omaha Neb.
Capital Stock $2,000,000
CLAIMS LOCATED ON NIPPLE MOUNTAIN
.... AND IN HIGH PARK
IN THE GREAT
Our claims are surrounded by eome
and are undoubtedly as rich as any In the
a practical miner, one In whom the Denver mint people had so much confidence
that they hired him to locate several claims for them, from which rich ore has
Surface Rock on our Nipple Mountain and High Park claims assays J2 00
per ton; down eight feet it advances In value to more than $7.00 per ton and the
indications are that these claims will be as rich a the richest claims in the
Cripple Creek district.
Here Is an opportunity seldom met with for the Investment of money In
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and see for themselves just what Is being done. The mines are located within
200 feet of a railroad.
II you want to MAKE MONEY
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We court the fullest investigation. Full Information will be sent by
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JOHN C. THOHPSON, President
for shares of stock in the American
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t . !
Hot good after Juno 30,
Now is the Time
I to Subscribe for;'
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12 6 14 I 16
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are run between Crlonle Creek. Victor. Colo
Passenger can occupy berth In Colorado
j. u. w Air. us, superintendent
Par Value of
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of the rlcheBt strikes of recent years,
whole district. Thev were located bv
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Flounce & ripple nek Hail wa.
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Head Duwn. 11a ad Dp.
No. 8 No. lo
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Train No. lo. 8 30 a. in. dlract for Puablo,
Colorado HurlniiH and lionvrr, connactlng
with throuicb taxttralna fur all points aaat
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ni., II a. in. and 3 p. ui.
II. K. Kiel' Hunt, W. K. Johnhon,
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