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About The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 4, 1896)
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Transcript. Hoods ate. Iionrvrr. li
respotlirs of rvi ortls anil tin1 liili--ter
mark of our year nuy ! n;tssrl by
tho lling waters of the nxt. Vh
floods (tint fli? now l)'git'ii!r.Hi t; "!
Ida have broken tin' rn-ur.1 at Man
rliwtiT. X. II., wIh ih 'i mtuies Hk
the "steam bridge" of the AmDshi-nK
company, built far ilwve tlie hku-
aler Ilialk as to be deemed erlr.:ll
sitf from the maddVat fif.-int. have
beeu curried away. 'I he spectacle of
a Inrgp, well-built, valuable lm-iinr-s-
' block, undermined by the wntern, -Ma-lng
Into tb finol was the (Cril!ng
feature of the fi sli.a'ii work itt Dour,
The wi.lo extent of tb fifitmy
covered ly tho Hoods renders nu e-dl--mitt
of the danuiKt'S liifllc'eil very 'Hf
flcull.but there can bo mi question tU.U
they will (tftKirgate millions of dollars,
reckoning tho eobtu of repairs ami to
SppaklusKeiienilly, tho flood dlslrb't
may be said to reach from Daiigor, Me.,
to Xewburyport, Maa.. eunt and tst,
and from Northern Vermont southward
to Springfield, Man. Tho bridges that
have been swept away may be reck
oned by scores along tho course of the
AndrogcoftUn. Connecticut and Msrrl
niac, and their replacement will make
a big bill for commvmttien and rail
roads to pay, Travel past ward and
northward has been Rll but paralysed
for several days and to render washed
out tracks safo and build temporary
bridges bus called for an army in num
bers and energy.
The most vexatious reflection follow
ing the subsidence of the floods Is that
no measure, plthe to prevent them or
curb their waters to the nafety point,
Is humanly practicable. It Is Impos
sible to wall In such rivers as those
mentioned all along their course, and
wherever they have flowed they have
wrought havoc. What has made these
floods peculiarly destructive la the
fact that the rain of three days, being
unable to sink Into the frozen ground,
ran upon the Ice of the rivers, which
waa thereby disintegrated and was
borne a battering mass, against all the
bridges the swollen watois ea
countered In their course,.
BRICKS OF CLASS.
A Nw Hullillnit MHtrlnl Thnt l)pn I'm
Glass bricks are the latest novelty In
the construction of houses to excite the
wonder and discussion of architects,
says the New York Journal. These
bricks are made of blown glass, with a
hollow center containing rarefied air,
and they are said to be as strong ami
durable as the clay bricks now used
for building purposes. They freely ad
mit the light. A long list ot archi
tectural possibilities Is opened up by
this discovery. It Is said that in the
near future men may be living In glnsi
houses. Windows may be done away
with, except for purposes of admitting
air. It will be possible to look through
brick wall without the use of an X
ray because the bricks will be of glass.
People may have to use shades on the
Inside of their walls to prevent tl:t
public looking In. At the present tinu
the glass bricks are being used for the
construction of conservatories. Kot
this purpose they have been found es
pecially useful, as they admit ligat
from all sides to the flowers and plants
and maintain an equable temperature
keeping out the cold.
This experiment was first tried In
Germany, where the bricks were In
vented. The walls of a plant house la
Berlin were made of these bricks. Ligh:
easily passed through the walls to tin
potted shrubs within but it was im
possible for the cold to find an en
trance. So successful was this experi
ment that inquiries began to be made
from various countries asking for con
signments of the bricks. The first
specimens of the new glass bricks to
reach this country were publicly ex
hibited a few weeks ago in the display
of the Architectural league in the Flr.r
Arts society building of this city.
Enough of the bricks to make a small
section of wall were there shown to
visitors, and they were especially In
teresting to the architects. It is said
that several orders have now been senf
from this country to Germany for the
new bricks which will be used this
spring in the construction of hot
houses along the Hudson. The bricks
are made of blown glass and are closed
under 500 degrees of heat. They can
be readily joined by a white cement.
It is expected that they will be useful
in building roofs in the semi-circular
form without the need of a supporting
structure of steel and iron.
Not For Him.
He "But, of course, you will forget
me." She "Nonsense I shall think of
you when you are gone." He "Oh,
shall you?" She "Yes: therefore, the
longer you are gone the longer I shall
think of you. Won't that be nice?"
Mut Ho So.
"What do you think of this previous
existence theory?" "1 know it is to be
supported by facts. For instance. I
know a woman only 27 years old who
Often thoughtlessly tell about things
that happened "thirty-five years ago."
A Mun Wrote Thla.
It does try a man's patience to be
lure and get bis laugh in at the proper
place when a woman is telling a funny
tory. Adanis Freeman.
"YOU" AND "THOU,1
Carton ord.r of tbm Smm ! r.nrh
" Mlmtiw of Wmr.
A decree has Just been issued at Pari
by the new minister of war forbidding
ofllccra to address the soldiers under
their order by tho familiar pronoun of
"thou," says the New York Tribune.
Henceforth, the more formal "you" Is
alone to be employed. It Is needless to
explain that the minister of war is a
civilian, for a soldier would never have
made the mistake of ltnaglnii for one
moment that the feelings of self-respect
of a private or non-commlssloned offi
cer would be affected by the ue of the
familiar pronoun "til." "Tu" and "du"
an. I "thou" are terms not of contempt
but of familiarity and Intimacy, and
their tme implies no lack of considera
tion for the person to whom they are
applied, hut, on the contrary, a feeling
of affectionate regard. In monarchical
countries the sovereigns have always
made a point of addressing th ir troops
with the pronoun "thou" In the same
way that they apply the word "chil
dren" to even grizzled and battle
scarred veterans twice their age. The
men like to be addressed thus and feel
a sort of sympathy for those whom they
regard ns displaying in this way affec
tion and interest in their welfare. By
forbidding the use of the word "tu"
the new French minister of war has
done far more harm than good, since
he has rendered the relation between
French officers ami men more distant
and formal, and has, in fact, raised a
new barrier between those who hold
commissions in the army and those who
do not. Of course, this new departure
has been prompted by the spirit of re
publicanism, the minister's Idea being
that a soldier is Just as much a French
citizen and entitled to as much respect
an an officer.
In the German, Austrian, Italian and
Russian armies, the officers not only
use the word "thou" to their men, but
among themselves as well, and the
youngest lieutenant may use it to his
colonel, or even to his general when off
duty, the idea being they are brothers
and comrades In arms. Officers meeting
for the first time use "thou" even
though one be a prince and the other
the son of a potty shopkeeper, one the
colonel of some crack cavalry regiment,
and the other a subaltern in a mere line
of regiment In the aristocracy, that
Is to eay, among the old nobility,
whence the parvenue of the nouveau
rlche element is severely excluded,
every one calls the other "thou," even
young girls styling old dowagers thus.
Monarehs and royal personages in their
Intimate intercourse with one another,
Invariably use the pronoun "thou."
The prince of Walea addresses the em
peror ofVustrla as "du," and the em
peror of Germany makes use of the
same pronoun when writing or speak
ing to King Oscar or any other mon
arch. "Tu" and "du" and "thou" imply
social equality among the persons who
use them to one another, and if the
French minister of war had been less
hasty, and had taken the trouble of
studying the history of his country, he
would have found that during tho early
years of the great revolution at the end
of the lust century, when the doctrines
of equality were really enforced, every
body made use of the word "citoyen"
and of "thou" in addressing one an
other, no matter what might be the dif
ference of age or official rank.
THE PRINCE OF MONACO.
I'roprletnr of tli limoni (iamlnf
tUiort Kscfiirn rrt'ttdrnt Fa lira.
Attention is called to that interesting
person the prince of Monaco by the fact
that the president of the French repub
lic has Just paid him a visit, says the
New York Journal. Monaco is a prin
cipality within the borders and under
the domination of a republic, and its
Internal government is at the same
time a despotism compared to which
the prince has himself said that ot the
czar's is mild. His revenues from the
gambling tables ot Monte Carlo are
very large. The principality is eight
square miles in extent and Includes the
old and picturesque town of Mo
naco and the wicked but beauti
ful Monte Carlo. The prince leg
islates with the aid of such ad
vlers as he chooses and a law goes
into force by his decree only. The
name of the royal family is Grimraldl
and it has reigned for 900 years. The
present prince. Albert, is 48. He mar
ried first a sister of the duke of Hamil
ton. Eleven years later he waa divorced
for reasons that are not publicly
known, the pope consenting to annul
the marriage, a very unusual proceed
ing. The prince afterward married the
widow of the due de Richelieu, who is
also a kinswoman of the poet Heine.
Ought to Ba Promoted
Princiral (to commercial traveler re
turning from the road) How came you
to charge such low prices to Schmidt,
who is known to be a shaky customer?
Commerical Traveler I thought if the
man happened to fail we wouldn't lose
so much by him. Handelszeltung.
Hlgbee You women have a queer
Idea of a debating club. When I
looked in last night you were all talk
ing at once.
Mrs. Hlgbee We conduct our club
on congressional lines, Henry. Phila
delphia North American.
Neither you nor I have a right to ask
any one to accept our construction of
Christ or the Bible. The right to in
dividual belief that is Protestantism,
that is Presbyterianlsm, that is Chris
tianity. Rev. F. C. Vrooman, Presby
terian, Chicago, 111.
Madstone, who won the Toboggan
Slide Handicap a few years ago in
1:394, was sold the othr lay for the
munificent sum of t".
A Tear Manorial tu lllin "o. W. a a J
If Gilbert White had never lived or
had never corresponded with Pennant
and Daines Harrington Selborne would
have impressed me a a very pleasant
village set amid diversified and beauti
ful scenery and I should have long le
membered It as one of the most charm
ing spots which I had found in my ram
bles in Southern England, says the Con
temporary Review. But 1 thought of
White continually. The village itself,
every feature in the surrounding land
scape and every object, living or Inani
mate, and every sound became associ
ated in my mind with the thought of
the obscure country curate, who was
without ambition, and was "a still,
quiet man, with no harm in him no,
not a bit," as was once said by one of
his parishioners. There, at Selborne
to give an altered meaning to a verse
of quaint old Nicholas Culpepper
"His image stamped is on every grass."
With a new intense Interest I watched
the swifts careering through the air
and listened to their shrill screams. It
waa the same with all the birds, even
the commonest the robin, bluotit,
martin and sparrow. In the evening
I stood motionless a long while intently
watching a small flock of goldfinches
settling to roost in a hazel hedge. From
time to time they became disturbed at
my presence, and, fluttering up to the
topmost twigs, where their forms
looked almost black against the pale
amber sky, they uttered their long
drawn delicate notes of alarm. At all
times a sweet and tender note, now it
had something more in it, something
from the far past, the thought of one
whose memory was Interwoven with
living forms and sounds.
The strength and persistence of these
thoughts had a curious effect. It began
to seem to me that he who had ceased
to live over a century ago, whose let
ters had been the favorite book of sev
eral generations of naturalists, was, al
beit dead and gone, in some mysterious
way still living. I spent hours groping
about in the long rank grass of the
churchyard in search of a memorial;
and this, when found, turned out to be a
diminutive headstone, tn size and
shape like a small oval dinner dish,
half burled in the earth. I had to go
down on my knees and put aside the
rank grass that covered It, Just as when
we look into a child's face we push back
the unkempt hair from Its forehead,
and on the small stone were graven the
two capitals "G. W." and beneath
"1793," the year of his death.
LORD CROMER IN EGYPT.
Ills Success Due to His Ilavlug; a lew
Lord Cromer's success Is in particular
due to his seeing that the only efficient
way to rule Egypt was to have an Kn
glishman at hand to say the final word
in every department of state, says the
Spectator. He has never wanted to
flood Egypt with English administra
tors after the manner of France in Tif
nls. Tunis has only a million and a
half of people, but there are 3,000
French civil functionaries, besides a
large number of military officers. Lord
Cromer has always preferred that the
English heads should use Egyptian
hands. The native cabinet and the
native bureaucracy have gone un
touched, except to be improved and
strengthened, but in the shadow behind
every magnificent ministerial fauteuil
stands the Englishman who controls
and directs. This means that our work
has been done by a minute staff. Ex
cept in the irrigation department,
where high technical skill and the in
ability to take bribes make it abso
lutely necessary to have Englishmen,
there are no visible English officials.
One advantage of a minute staff is that
all your men can be picked men. And
in Egypt, whether soldiers or civilians,
all the controlling men are picked men-
men who can be trusted not only to
hold on like bulldogs, but who are also
certain to win when brain power,
whether In the Turk, the Armenian, or
the Copt, Is matched against brain
power, tact and adroitness. We do
not known whether Lord Cromer ever
expressed the thought in words, but if
he had said, "I will have no regiment of
poorly-paid second-rate Englishmen
under me here, but only a few men of
the ablest kind in well-paid, responsi
ble posts," he would have exactly ex
pressed the principle upon which he
has acted. Another reason for Lord
Cromer's success is to be found in the
fact that he has always used young
men. Egypt is the triumph of young
Drinks Were on Cubs.
There was fire in the insurgent's eye.
"We Cubans can never be trampeled
under foot," he said. "Even if, by wan
ton butchery, this insurrection be put
down, another will start up Immedi
"Possibly," returned the lukewarm
sympathizer, cynically. "But there
would have to be wheels within wheels
to accomplish that."
The rebel was puzzled, but patriotic.
"I do not understand you," he said,
"Two revolutions In rotation," mur
mured the other, dreamily.
Notwithstanding his love for his
country, the Cuban purchased two pon
ies of pulque. New York World.
Vitality of the SnalL
.The vitality of the snail is remarka
ble. One that was glued to a card In the
British museum for four years came to
life upon being immersed in warm
water. Some specimens In the collec
tion of a naturalist revived afte they
had apparently been def.d for fifteen
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