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COLUMBUS. NEB., WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 10, 1884.
WHOLE NO. 748.
! 1 Mkt-.n M I. F.J nii.. M. l
Drs. MAETYX & SCHTIG.
LS. Examining Surgeons.
1..--1' -r n-. T'n-n PwinV, .. N
'& It. II. and l A M It. It'--
T. 1. ; !r m it .irtii-t- an. I rc-ide -.
1) !!Ot (.Ili:!Ml "!. Z..
1 '. M A C t A' r EOS.
rjg' li.-e onl .l.r . a.-t of po-t-omVe
riIYICIAX SI RGEOX.
!,.. !.... ,u HMin a ami caildren a -pe
nit ..iin'y ;iii'ii'itn. ortiee former
1. 1. A A5UKII H. -
Oh . -i. r f K!. v.-tit h and '..rth -treet-.
. -r h ru-' - h.irdw .ire -tori.
OICUI.U Jt JillJJVAA,
.1 lTO KX E YS-Al-LA w,
I p-tA.r- :n ..iuk Building. I ltii street,
Alo ta New tank.
J. Jli !:
J-ith -Ir... i J.r -! of Hamraon.l Hoiw,
.1 rif:yi y at la ir.
ui.-e ..n iw -'.. -''inr u. Nebra-W.i.
V. A. MACKEN,
Frcfn "f.l I...stir Liquor and
11th -tn-ct. ..1,1111 u-. N-';.
.! TTORXU i' A T LA W,
nth-. ,--'i..- 'i MA.:.-:-r'- uuiul
ic. i::u -:. W. A M-'Alli-ter. Notary
r. m. w hiinp. b. k. cowdery.
LAV. AND COLLECTION OFFICE
MACFARLAND & CO'SVBSRT'
. ,. A 'r-.'j.id.
r. i ki i:k. ib. x..
, -si. re--, r : lr. . . A. HaMhor-T
HOMEOPATHIC PIIYSICIAy AXB
Ufiiltr rui'iatf of two miii".l '"i
It.t. ili. i i- i- -t.. oue-u.aiI bl-k
north of H immonii Hou-p. '-ly
Ju-stirt. u f i nrc.j'.r. X,turg,
Lttri'l i ' - '" i Ajcnt.
JSjTI'iPTh- .. -' ; - .-.-vip-(i-)ll' can
a,.li: in. uu i. ri'i.' -nrre. N.-h.
llth SL. opposite Lindell Hotel.
-1 ilirn. -. jilil. ollar-. Whip?.
IlUuk. -. wry i oiiili-. Itpiihf-.trn!-.
a.i-. 'iz top-, 'u-uioii-. '-.irPi.tt'
triiiuii.n-. .t. At th lowe-t poiblv
jtrn-i . Ili-pair- j.r niptlv ittenilett to.
1.) IS. LAWKILCIu
I'EPiTY Co. L'RVEYOR.
Wil' .!. .'. ii-Til -im eyintr in Platte
and a. 'r.z .-..untie-, tiilics; with -. C.
ffi i .v.rk at hoiue. $.".HI outfit
lr -v l"v -, . I'av absolutely -ure. No
DV J ."'-k. "ipit.il not reijuireil.
U-ii1.t. if you want bu-ine--
at whi .i -er-on- .f either -ex. younz or
M. -a.. naK zrit pay all the tune they
work, n .a ai -i.lute oert.iinty. write for
jjartieu.ar- to II. IIaLLET .t U, Port
land. M iin.-
COSTRA 'TOR FOR ALL XiyBS OF
UFKICE, Thirteenth St.. between Olive
and Selra-ka Avenue. Re-idence on the
corner of Kihth and ulive.
V11 Work Guaranteed.
J 5. MURDOCK & SON,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Flavebad an extended experience, and
will guarantee -ati-faction in work.
All kind- of repairing done on -short
notice. Our motto w Good work and
fair price? . C all and iive us an oppor
tu'iitv to estimate for you. j3-hop on
l.nth "-t, one door west of Fnedhof &
CoS. -tore, Lolumbn-. NelT. 43-v
O. C. SBLkJSTIOjr
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Jo"b-"Work, Eoofin and Gatter
ing a Specialty.
"Shop on Eleventh -tr. et. opposite I
Hemtz- Hru store. 4B-y )
LASD AXD IXLRAXCE AGEXT..
H IMP HE E 1 . XEBR.
Ill- lands ctnpn-e -onie hue tracts j
in the Sneli Cr.-ek Valley, and the nortu-
era poruon ot v tie county. ucs
paid for noc-resideni.-. satisfaction
uarante. d. iO y
-OLlTMBrSi lACSiI3i CO-
COL L'JIB US, - JfEB.,
Packer- and Dealer- in all kind- of Eoc
product, ci-h paid for Live or Dead Ho:r
Directors. K- H Henry. Prest.; John
WLrins. ?e and Tre:u.: L. Gerrard. s.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and e-timate? -supplied for either
frame or bri'k building-. Good work
sruarantoed. -hop on 13th -treet. near
St. Paul Lumber "Yard. CoIuinbo-, Ne
--OXICE XO TEACHEKS.
J. B. Moncrief, Co. Sapt.,
"Will be in his office at the Court House
on tae third Saturday of each
month for the purpo-e of examining
applicants for teaeherN certificates, and
for the transaction of any other business
jertainiiur to school. 5oT-y
BEST E GOODS
The Lowest Prices!
CONSULT THE FOLLOWING ALPHA
II.BI'JI."". Arithmetics. Arnold Ink
.'i-munei. Algebra-, Autograph Album-,
Alphabet IJ o-k.s.Author's Cards,
Ark-, A.tvjrdeons, Abstract Leal Cap.
Bible, Bell-, for l-oy-s Blank Book.,
Birthday Card-. Baket Buie. boy's
TooU-ne-t-, Ball-. Banker's lases,
boy'- Wairons. Sleds and Wheelbar
row. Butcher Book. Bra-s-edced Itu
ler. Bill -look-,, Book Strap. Bae
Balls and Bat-.
;A1IE5. Card. Calling Cards, Card
Cases Comb-. Comb Ca.-e-, Ciiar Ca--e-.
Checker Boards. Children's Chairs.
Lup- and Saucers i fancy ; Circulating
Librarv, Collar and Cuif Boxe-, Copy
Book-.Christma- Card. Chine-e Tojs,
C ra - us. C heckers. C he-s-meu, C roiue j
IMKUI-XTIC Sewing Machine. Draw
ing Piper. Dre in- Ca-e. Drum-.
Dian. -. Drafts in book-, Doll-, Dre--ed
Lo1j-. i.i:un.ie-. Drawing b-oks.
IIKI.OIM'S. Elementary -chool
k.. tra-er- k blackboard .i. Erasers
i i u! -r .
FirriOS Books, Floral Album., Fur
4iKA.TI.ll A K?, Geographies, Geome
tries.iil.jve boxes, toy Guns.Gvroscope
to illustrate the law of motion,.
HARPER'S Readers. hand.ome Holi
day n't-. Haad-irlas-es. Habby-horses,
Hand at. nels. Histories.
I3iKi. :: :rood kinds and colors). Ink
stands i omaion and fancy j.
JEWEL Cases, .lew- harps.
K.E4S of iiik. Kitchen set.
LEDGER.. Ledger paper. Leal cap.
Lu. u basket-. LooMn!rIa.s5es.w
.T1A.4."T .t Hamlin Oran. ii izuet-,
31 -ic i.oxe-. Magazines, jliistacue
cups. Alouth organs, jlemoraudunis.
31 i-io ook-. 3Iu-ic holders, jl.icuiu.
oi.. H ir-. iljderitor's records, iluci-la-.
KE3IES for sewinir michines, Note
ORGAN'S. Oil fr sewin- machines,
nr.ia -teols. Orinn seat-.
PEKIODICIIA Picture-. Puzzle
blocks. Presents, Picture books. Piano-.
Pens. Papetries, Pencil-. Purse.-, Pol-l.-h
fur furniture, Pamphletcases. Paper
cutter-. Paper fasteners. Picture puzzle-,
i'ictare frames. Pocket book-.
Perlumery and Perlumery cases, 'aper
racks. Pencil holder-.
nSUAKJ) cards. Rubber balls, Iiub-
SCHOOL book-. -ewin.r -tand, School
-atcuel, -lates. Stereoscopes and picture-,
-.'rap book-, -crip picture.
Sew m;r machine needle-. Seuol ir's com
panioa-. -pecie pur-e-. -inzm toy
aoarie-. -led- for boy-, .-h iwl strip-,
TELESCOPES. Toy- of all kind-.
. jildr-n's Trunk-. Thermometer-,
Tooth .rv.-he- folding ;. Tea set- for
nirls. Tool chests for bov-, I'en-piu -eL-for
boys. Tooth pick?. Tin toys.
VIOLIVS and string-. Va-e-.
V04IHRIHGE orn., Work basket-.
W .ste b.t-ki t-. Whip- i with
ca.-C '. W-- .-ter'- vil, t.-.n iTle-. Weatil-T
! i--e.-. Work !oxe. H li'p- lor 'io-.
U ia- fir bo -, Wii.it-iiot-, W.i. d. n
W. Soor Ncru o: "Clotb Imi"
From now until after the Pre-ideutial
Election, post-paid, to any addre-- ;n
the I'nitcd -tttes, for
To present iubcribers f the Jour
nal, we will send the L'amp.uu
Tribo'e, when requesteil, upon
the payment of one year in ad
vance tor the Journal.
M. K. TURNER 4 CO.,
Health is Wealth!
Db E. C. West's 5zits jlsd Bans Tgsa?
Seett, a sssraataed ercic for Eystena. Pea
cess. Coavnlsions, it3. Nerroca. ecmTgrn.
Headache. Nervous Prostration cansed by tho csa
nf alcohol or tobacco. Wakefulness. iletal De
pression. Softeniss of the Brain resalnrsja in
sanity and leading to snserr. decay and death.
Prematura Old Ar. Bar-crncs. Loea of power
in either eex. Involcntary Losres and Srjermac
srrhcea cansed. by o-rer-eiertioa of the brain, selr
abase or oTer-indnlence. Tffr bos cour.frr
one month's treatment. SLCOabon.oraixbose9
for $iQ. sent by mad prcpaidon receipt of przea.
1VE GrAKAXTES SIX BOXES
To care any case. With each order received byes
for eis basis, accompanied Tcsh. J5JXX wa 'will
send the purchaser ocr written guarantee to rs
fandtha money if the treatment deesEeseriBci
Bears. Guarantees isscedculy by
JOE27 C. "W3ST & CO
52 W. MADISON ST., CHICAGO, ILLS.,
Sole Prop's Wes" a Liver PiUs.
T A. TUOJ1AS.
y7Onice at Land' 11 Hotel. Call and
examine and be cinvinced it i- the !e-t
book published. Agents wanted U can
vas in Nebraska. Hliu
V7twtTlpTtMlMJnnml lariry atmolHrwtCjimtit0
Pjipipili.r.ht IhaJw .! .(! .,rMMHlnrrrMliiiM,
ocaciiiwaJi Wort VnULiwKIl,wii tb din.
Hcim BriBly Trrr-fitmi wah. TTiry yiriyH,1ll,,"J
T&q to gr MtkfWtlnn Bcn Cmlwt. Itrf bnt
tsliEcaOpim,Scai. WW mi by a in&m. OrmumU
miiWi nJ fmltithiw TS ,-mjm TiimfulMiit ealf W
JOHJVC. WSST A CO, UtUIV. lUlu St, T"li
CA SB CA PI TA L, - $75,000
Lka.vdeu Gerhard, Pres'l.
Geo. W. IIulst, Vice PreSt.
Julius A. Reed.
R. II. Henry.
J. E. TasKeu, Cashier.
Baik r DepMix, Dhceait
Collectloau. Premplly 91ade
Pay laterestt Tiirae Ucbon-it-.
D. J. DRKBEUT,
IKA B. BItlfitiLK.
EaTPrompt attention grren to Col
lections. ESTFay Interest on time deposits.
JSrinsurance, Passage Tickets and
Real Estate Loans. 3-tf
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
CHOPPED FEEDjNortli Side ZleventH St..
iiLTii i mm Ms nil
AND For P. KINDS OF THE BKT
WHEAT FLoLR ALW .i -
23"All kind- of FIU'IT- in th.ir -.-a-on.
order- promptly tilled.
lltli .strtiot. Columbus "olr.
TJIs DEETAKEK !
COFFINS AXD METALLIC CASES
.OCX) DKALKK IX
Furniture. Chair3, Bedsteads, Bu
reaus. Tables. Safes. Lounges.
&c- Picture Frames and
XT Repairing of all kiml of Upholstery
for the working cla--t
.-end 10 cent- fur po-taire,
ami we will mail yourec
a royal, valuable box or
sample zood.- that will put you in the way
of making mo- e money in a few day- than
jou ever thought po--ible at anv bu-i-
e-s. Capit:il not required. We will
tart you. You can work ali the time or
in spare time only. The work i- univer
sally adapted to both -exes. youn.r and
old. You can easily earn from oOecnti to
$" every evening." That all who want
work may test the bu-ines-. we make
tin- unparalleled offer; to all who are not
well sati-Tied we will -end $1 to pay for
the trouble of writing u-. Full particu
lars, directions, etc sent free. Fortune
will be made by those who srive their
whole time to the work. Great -ucces-ai-olutely
-ure. Don'ttlelay. start now.
Addre stissox & Co., Portland, Maine.
A WORD OF WARHG.
FARMERS, stock rai-er-. and all other
interested parties will do vell to
remember that the -Western Hjrse and
Cattle Insurance Co." of Omaha is the
only company doin buine-- in this -tate
that insures Horse?. Mules and Cattle
aiaiDst loss by thett, accidents, diseases,
or injury, as also asrainst lo-- by lire and
lihtniu:? . Ali representations by agents
of etar t -impaaic-i to the contrary not
withstanding. HENRY GARN. Special A't.
1-Vy Columbus, Neu.
T3ut a G-rand Success.
EP BRIGEAM-SAITOMATK WA-
ter Trough for -tock. He refer- t
every man who ha it in use I all on or
leave rder- at fieorge Yale's. opp4i-ite
Orhlrich's rocer . " .t-ijm
Liven and Feed Stable.
Is prepared to furni-h the public w th
oed team-, buies and carriages for ail
occa-ion-. e-pecially for funeraU. Al-o
conduct a -ale tabfe. 4
SUi a Mnvm Sts.. Ckicaf. .
2IW ac. -'" C
in.. Eatmtru. IXwn
Uadi. Dram Mii Stfc. ui
th. klIaa teuraclUa uU Ex-
SanJrr JtoaJ IMIU. KflMKirc
fw-AnuUnr B&Jb iu& m
National Bank !
Paid In Capital.
Surplus and Profits. -
OKFICKltS xr DinHcnuf--.
A. ANDER-oN. Prest.
.-.VM'I. C -MITII. Vice Pres't.
U T. Ri'KS. CaxhidT.
.1. W. E VRI.Y.
W. A. .McALLI.-TER.
Foreiirn and Inland Exchange. Pa.-ae
Ticket.- ana RealE-tate Loans.
J. E. NORTH & CO..
Cork Spiiii Coal XM per tun
Carbon . Wyuuiius Coal 6.00
Elduu Iowa Coal .50
Blacksmith Coal of best quality al
ways on hand at low
Improved and Unimproved Farms,
Hay and Grazing lands and Cit7
Property for Sale Cheap
-AT I'll''. -
Union Pacific Land Office.
(Jit Li'ikj i'l'iit nii't '"' r-t(
J5?" Final prm-fiiri.il' on r.iniieri lnui-.
II ine-:-ii!- t:nl I'r - hi "i -
I r-A.l -inu : l.iiv ! unl-f t'iy d -
( -i-riptinii v 1 1 l.-.t-i- i-i!l aii'l i iiiiiii'
Inn iifftuf land- ii-fr.-liiJ el l. i '
I2?"A11 b.tvi " liild- to -ell will pie i-i-j
--i!l nut .rii ni' i ! ipit in. I rm .
i (.rii-c-. el.-.
I T-1 a - mi pr- p i. -.! Loin-ir- ji ;-
erty. .1- 1 ti.n- tin- siren.- ut -. v.-n:
tirt-el:i-- Fire iii-urin com pin: -.
F. W. OTT. -oliritor. -tn-ik i.-rmm.
i ol'tttii'ii-. .-tjr-i i.
BECKER & WELCH.
PROPRIETORS u F
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANTFAi "ITRER- and W1HU.E
- l.i-. !! VI I R- IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
0 F F ICE. COL UM R US. XE B.
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the -ale of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific
R. R. Lands for -ale it from $:;.C0 to SKUA)
per acre for cash, or on rive or ten year
time, in annual payments to -uit pur-
cha.-er-. We have ai,o a I.ire and ,
choice lot of othr land-, improved and
unimproved. lor -ale at low price and '
on reasonable term-. Al-o bu-ine-' and
residence lot- it. the city. Wc keep a i
complete abstract of litle to all real es-,
tate in Putte County.
COM 711$ IS. tK
son Maker. '
All kinds of Repairiu-r (Ioiie on
Short Xt)tjt. Bn.-ries. Wnz-
ons. eti.. niatle to onler. !
and all work (iuar-
Also sell tie world-famous Walter A
Wood Mowers. Reapers. Combin
ed Machines, Harresters,
and Self-hinders the
J3"Shop Opposite tll- - Tattcrsall." oU
Olive St., COLCMBUs. '.JtS-m
A STrXGY YOUTH.
They went walking through the Paris,
He and she;
Both as happy as a iark.
Gay and tree.
Then they chattered like two birda,
Idle nonsense, empty words.
Sbo and be
Lonjj thev ambled on tae mall.
He and she;
Till the dew beiran to fall
"Now no lon?er wo mut roam.
So I think 111 take you home,"
Then said he.
Soon they saw the sbm "Ice cream.
She and he;
With a lii-fle stilled cream,
ull of iriee,
"How derirhtfuL Oh. how nice!
For we now can have an ice,"
Then they looked at one another.
He and she;
(She, hia sister: he. her brother).
Things are seldom what they eem
There is poison in that cream,"
11 another fellow's -ister
Had been there.
He would probably have kissed her.
Face so fair:
And he'd treat her to some ice.
Ail regardle-s of the price.
TO TIIE GIRL.
When you walk arain. another
Take some other fellow's brother.
By the way.
Then you'll syet enough to eat.
For he'll surely stand a treat
So they say.
.V. r. Journal.
How the Owner of S20O.00O.000 Enjoy
Home Life Doors of Solid Bronze that
Cost Fortunes lu Theouelve Tho 3Las
nate' Private Koom.
The public haa been pretty well in
formed rujrard ng the interior of Mr
William H. Vanderbilt's house, still
there is much that has been overlooked
by those who have written about it that
would be of quite as much interest to
the general public, aud particularly the
feminine parr, which always rejoices in
details ot" all the dainty little odds and
ends that men do not notice. The ex
terior of this almost palace is compara
tively plain, and gives but little indica
tion of what is to be seen inside, where
boundless wealth has been used with a
profusion alniGSt too lavish. The main
entrance to this house is one rf the most
pleasant things about it, and it consi-ts
of a large square room covered with
stained glass and with glass walls and
tiled rioor. It is called a "vestioul,"'
but is large enough for an ordinary
house, and it would make a pleasant
room were it notv!;at it is. There is no
furniture save one or two -eats. From
this open ioors leading into Mr. Van
derbilt's Collie on the south -ide and to
Mr. .-loane's honse on the north.
The door opening into Mr. Vander
bilt's house from the vestibule is of
bronze and :s the counterpart of the
famous door? of the Lutheran C'uurcli
ia Home, thouirh it does not -ei-m to
me .i large. It op'n- in the center
and 'uc i panel contain- so 'n."-- fr' m
P-ible history. Once in-ide t.iis door
ti visitor is in a tinv waitiuir-room.
with polished rioor and two emTmous
v:isea for company. From this opin.
the irrand p'n hallway, or whatever
it may be called. This immense room
L- square and receives its light from the
siained-glasa roof, as the aiTaniienieai.
of the tipper lio. -rs leaves tin- space
clear up to tin roof. The staircases
are at the western side of the room,
and. though wide and commodious.
tney iciOfCt-.l i warren in comparison
with tlie other parts or the
Above on each lioor there is a
which encircles each open spaei. "riv
ing access to the rooms and li":ht be
low. This great iWh has a pLslied
rioor inlaiii with dillerent colored wooda
and covered for the greater part with a
large Turkish carpet, and with larire
Turkish and Persian niirs before every
door and before the enorniou- fire
place, which occupies nearly one-half
the -ou'h wall of the room. Piiiars
support ;h gallery all around the
square, and beside two of them in front
of the hall door stand two bronze
statue.-. I fonret who thev represent.
The prevailing tiflts in this .mile are
dark maroon, copper, bronze and rold.
and dark neutral tints in the carpeting.
Without the liirht from above it would
be gloomy and somber. The chimney
is a marvel of art. and is decorated
with large bronze statues in half-relief,
and the tire-place is large enough to
hold several logs four or rive feet lonir.
When the tire is burning the etFeet must
be very handsome, as it would light up
with brilliancy all the polished metal
to be seen in every direction, and would
call to mind some of the ancient homes
in foreiirn lands.
Standing in the center of this room a
new view presents itself at every turn.
On the north -ide are the -tairca!-e and
the door leading into Mr. Vandert.ilt's
private library and sittinz-rooms. on
the east the large door ives a glimpse
into the irmnd salon, the south into the
dining-room, and the west into the
picture-irallerv and through that to tbe
conservatory, which adds a grace which
only flowers can give to any bome.
In this irreat hall hanir two portraits,
life ize both one of the late Commo
dore Vanderbilt and the other of the
owner of the house. William H. Vander
bilt. Both are said to be excellent like
nesses, but it must be admitted that the
father was handsomer than the -m is.
The wde entrance to the grand par
lor is hunc with Gobelin tanesrrv rpm-p-
tenting an Arcadian scene, and the rioor ! al- Q,leL are the porcelain and oth
is covered with rich earner of neutral ! er dishes. Th..'re stands one table onlv
tmts, though rather light than dark
The only window which :s in this room
is large and hung with lace curtains ,
with heavy drapery drawn back toward
the sides. The walls are paneled off.
each panel being filled with a priceless
piece of ancient velvet embroidery, I
some of it done in gold and some "in
colors now mellowed t one harmonious '
tint. The ceiling is frescoed to present
the four season.-, in figures wh.cn I con
sider too large for the room. large as it
is. especially when the eye falls from
them to the exceeding delicacv and
beauty of the Hangings and of tEe ob
jects of art and even the furnishing of
In each corner of the front of the
panor is a mirror, tail ana narrow,
which is framed rnja frame made up of
glass cut m racets. which must throw
out light like diamonds when the rooms
are illuminated at night. On the west
side of the parlor wall on each side of
the door stands a cabinet of mother-of-pearl
and gilt, each of them four feet
high and nearlv six feet long. Thev
... 1.- I 1:1. ." t..t i . ."r. . -i
sic submit, ujve uaivcs oi a circle, tne
flat side towards the wall. The furni- '
ture is of -atin brocade, approaching '
copper in color, and of the mo-t elegant
modern-ancient stvie. "
In the center of the parlor stand two
glass cases, one containing a figure of
the goldess of fortune on her wheeL
dispensing her golden gifts. This fig
ure in all Is about two feet high, of
ivory, and carvi d entirely from one
tusk. It is exquisitely done. The other
case contains a number of cunons and
rare articled, such as articles of lewtlrv i
of ancient make, and each having a his
tory. There is a necklace, a couple of
bracelets, two or three lockets of rare
workmanship with historical pictures
Inside, several jeweled daggers aad
other small arms, all picked out and
fretted with gold, and several ancient
suutF-boxes. all of them giving the b
holder an almost irresistible desire to
learn their histories. There are elegant
bronze and gilt ornamentJ in many
places in the room, but too many to
particularize. The whola aspect is
gleam and glow of gold and crystal,
with copper, bronze, and silver besides.
More to my quieter taste is tha
private sitting-room of Mr. William H.
Vanderbilt. on the left of this parlor.
Here all is cool green, in color and tint,
and a quiet, reposeful feeling is en
gendered on entering. Here the great
railroad marnate sits in hia loved
seclusion, and probably smokes bis re
flective after-dinner cigar. A large
table stands in the middle of the room,
with a paper-knife, weights and two or
three other little trifles on it, and there
also lies a large pile of unopened let
ters. A pIainebony writing-desk stood
open in one corner of the room, with
pen. ink and papers about, just as il
he had risen hastily and none awav
with the intention of returning imme
diitely to rinish his work. One win
dow gives a view of Fifth avenue, and
makes abundant light. Easy ana
chairs stand about as if for every-day
Use. and everything is delightfully'eom
fortable and re.-tful. In one corner ol
the room is a stand of books, and
another holds a table covered with ar
ticles too numerous anil also too artis
tic to mention separately Just above
these hangs a pencil draw.no;, very
long and very narrow, by" Alma
Tadema, and below that a velvet frame
containing small medallions painted
on ivory -ifter tae pictures painted by
the artists themselves, of Titian.
Raphael. Da Vinci, and Guido. In
another place are those of Rubens,
Van Dyck, L'oliins. Durer and Carlo
Dolci. also from or ginals.
There are also many other paintings
in this room and the library, all worthy
of notice by lovers of " art. but of
which, perforce, I must leave the men
tion for the present. There are several
large vases of rare and costly porcelain
ana bronze in this room, but it is not
overloaded with ornaments.
The librarv is back of this room and
is lighted only by a window which opens
into the large vestibule, and what light
reaches it from Mr. Vanderbilt's own
room. The furniture is sparse, but ex
ceedingly comfortable, and in the win
dow stands a large revolving globe.
Above the chimney is a lon mirror,
and alone in front of it are placed no
end of little Dresden figures, not more
than lour mche- high; and they look
od.tiy out of place in this room, de
voted to the u-es of a man who is sup
posed to have hi- mind so occupied
with weiirhtv su ect.-. The sillv. in-
sanO little face
and smrivs on their pink and white
ounteaan.-e- would drive me insane if
I had to look at them oiten, but per
haps it is a relief after the cares ami
worre- of Wall street to see them and
to tnink mat these little effigies must
have been modeled some time or other
from people who were young, haad--om
and happy, and who had no care
'no hates to leave this room, so
franirht as it is witb the presence of a
man so important as its owner, but the
prettv Japanese parlor at the south cor-
I n;r of tin house is waiting its turn.
rtere t;ie builders have deterxn:neu to
give a thoroughly National character to
tin' room, whi h is even ceiled with
bamboo rods. Everything, with one or
two exceptions, is Japanese, and these
exceptions are that there is some pot
, terv in one corner that never saw Japan.
though it is rare and almo-t priceless,
! and a figure of a boy lying lazily at full
1 length upon a table on his stomach with
his heel- in the air.
I The tables here are of Japanese
! make, and are decorated in their pe
culiar style of art, and covered with
black satin table-cloths richly em
broidered in silks, and gold and silver
thread-. Impossible birds fly on the
surfaces, and hsh such as never swam
in the -va are embroidered with a bril
liancy and beauty impossible to de
scribe. The walls and windows are
hung with tine painted split bamboo
and straw hanging-, and two magnifi
cent ebony cabinets are fall to over
flowing with curios and Japanese pot
tery. Several irreat bronze vases stand
about with horrible dragons looking
like the wildest imairininir of a raving
lunatic of an artist del.ruus with opium",
and other thing wherein quaint and
grotesque fancies had the ascendancv
in the producer's mind, and some pret
tv but sillv women's faces. In short, i
this room transported the beholder into i
Japan, and the charm was real until
i broken by a giimp.-e into the immense
dining-room that is like that of some
old ea..tle in feudal times.
The ceiling is frescoed in a hunting
scene in thelining-room. The floor is
covered mostly by a large Turkish car
pet, and the prevailing color is dark,
rich brown. Around two sides of the
rooin are :ass cases containing the
dishes and plate otf which the million
aire and h.s family eat- The glimpses
caught liere and there show China o
the rarest kind, each article a work ol
art in iL-el. The plate is too numerous
and too tine to mention in detail, as
in iui- imiuea-e room oi carveu uars
wood. A larg'1 sideboani is at the west
end of the room, and two large window
give light. Several handsome pictures
al-o add their charm to make this a
cheerful place, but it seems to me that
if it were my home I should
want a smaller dining-room for use
when there were none but our own
fanidy. This is too large.
From th.- dining-room you cross the
great ball again, going w -stwaal to
ward the great picture galleries and
conservatory. Below, in the basement,
are the k:tcheu and the store-rooms
and cellar, all fitted up on a scale as
solid and thorough as all the rest of the
house, the kitcnen emg resplendent
with a great shining range and a per-
fectly ravishing row of polished copfer
and "ther utensils of which it is but
candid to admit that I don't know hall i
the names or uses. j
All the private rooms of the family
are upon the second floor, and all are.
a- mav be understood, as handsome as
unlimited means could make them, with '
this addition, that woman reigns su- '
preme in there, and womanlv fanevha? !
added hundreIs of little graces and re- i
finements which gild the refined gold
we read of and render tins almost too
aulendid iiome a sweeter place than its
manifold l.eauties alone could give it.
"Olive Harper,"' m X. Y. World.
Why is a very modest joung laily
like a steamboat? Because she pays no
attention to the swells that follow her:
we a-steamer rcr ik tori rrcUcCt
Potency. and Social
The first Xapoleon's hatred of and
contempt for "i-aIogues" expressed in
part the practical man's scorn for mere
dreamers, but expressed far more the
antagonism of brute force to that subtle
ideal foroe with which it had to strug
gle in vain. For ideas have their own
laws of growth, and as the tender shoot
of some vegetable organism will up
heave the heavy .mmI or" split the hard
rock, so will the development of some
new conception often defy the con
straints of material compression. The
minute egg of the coral animal may
grow into an oceanic islet, or into a
reef besides which ships may sail for
days, or even into a densely peopled
land, with its railways, cities and busy
commerce. Similiarly. an idea from
the brain of some Descartes or Hobbes,
some solitary sage of Konigsberg, or a
Genevan skull, full of imagination, but
empty of morals, may. in the course of
a few centuries, transform the aspect of
the civilized world. The present is a
time when scientific conceptions have a
quite exceptional social potency, and
we venture to think that some of those
who have attained currencv merit more
attention from non cientific readers
than they have received on account of
the relations they bear to temporary
politics. We believe that many of the
errors of even the most extreme school
of Nihilists are the outcome of one re
condite and mistaken philosophic idea,
apparently quire remote from the sphere
of politics. This idea may be shortly
expressed as the mechanical conception
of the universe. But if we an riht in
believing that this conception is at the
root of such political error-, thev have
also a common origin from a source
much less remote. Thev iua be con
sidered, in the tir-t place, a.- develop
ments of the main political error
of Jean Jacques Rousseau, whose
dreams have had re-ult- which now
threaten so much of Europe with revo
lution and anarchy. This main politi
cal error is the conception that the art
of politics is a mere matter of counting
heads, one man being.absurdly repre
sented to be "as good as another."
Hence arises the profound error of re
garding a nation a a mere loose aggre
gate of -.imilar units, instead of as an
organic whole" composed of a system of
mutuallv related parts (having very dif
ferent values and very diverse runctions)
from the family upward. But this im
aginary reduction of one national, or
ganic whole into a ma-s of separate,
similar atoms is reallv but one of manv
examples of that modem tendency to
regard all action as merely mechanical
which has increasingly invaded every
branch of knowledge, to the profound
detriment of monils and religion.
British Qtuirttrlu Rerietc.
Who's a IIoitr!
A story is tld by -onie of the old res
idents of the State to the effect that the
word was tir-t applied to Indianians
about the time when Madison was the
center of a large pork rnide. and th
farmers for a nuudred miles around
would drive their hogs there in great
droves. The peculiar noL-e that they
kept up in driving the swine -sounded
-omethinar like hoo-ie! hoo-ie" hoo-i..'
led to their b'ing called, by a corrup
tion of the sound. Hoosier-." The -tory.
if true, would make the origin -.f the
word comparatively recent, and it ean
not be accepted with credence for the
reason that the palmy porkoply days
of Madison wen long after the liio-ier
hal become known.
The first that L- known of the w ord
appearing in print was in I.i5W. when
John F'inTey. the Wayne County piet,
wrote a New Year's poem for the
Journal entitled "A Hoosier's Nest."
in which a description of the pioneer
cabin in Indiana Is given. The poem.
in the ligut of one of the traditional
storie-. gives something of an idea of
the manner in which the word came
into u-e. The fir-t few lines read:
I'm told in ndlnjf somewhere we-t
A stranger found a "Hoomer s nt-sr, "
In other words, a Buckeye cabin.
Juat biif enough to hold gueun Mab in.
Its situation low but airy
Wan on th? borders of a prairie:
And. fi-anntf hi- mhfht be benighted.
He bailed the house anil then ulnratcnL
The Hoosier met him at the dour.
Their salutations soon were o er.
It was the custom among the early
pioneers in Indiana in traveling through
the country to hail a cabin by calling
out: "Who live" here?" and "Who's
here?" About the time of the treaty of
peace with the Indians, in 11. and
when the State was verv spar-ely set
tled, travel was attemfed by great
dangers, and no man ever rode away
from home without bis rirle. As a com
mon precaution of safety, when a
traveler iaw in the di-tance the smoke
from a camp or cabin fire, he would
call out, upon coming w-.thm hearing
distance. "Who's here?" and from the
respon-e he would know if he was
among friend. From a corruption of
this form of salutation the people of In
diana were called Hoosier. Doubtless
settlers, in writing back to friends at
their old homes, would say that they
"were among the Hoosiers." and in a
few vKtrs the appellation sprang into
general u-e. General W. H. H. Ter
rell, whose researches in the early his
torv of Indiana have been thorough, and
who may be accepted as authority, says
that this Is the true origin of the word,
and Governor Wright is credited with
saving that it wa.- a corruption of the
form of salutation of the early -ettler
of the Western country. A critical in
terpretation of Finley's poem seem to
give proof of this explanation. Itulian
John OuiucT Adams.
The President lived a life so simple
that the word spartan hardly describes
it. He was now -rxty years of oltL
Rising at four or five, even in the win
ter, he often bu.lt his own lire, and then
worked upon his correspondence and
his journal, while the main part of the
day was givn to public affairs, these
being reluctantly interrupted to receive
a stream of visitors. In the evening he
worked again, sometimes going to bed
at eight or nine even in summer. His
recreations were few bathing in the
Potomac before sunrise, and taking a
walk at the -ame hour, or a ride later in
the day. or sometimes the theater, -uch
as it was. For social life he liad little
aptitude, though he went through the
forms of iL This is well illustrated by
one singular memorandum in his diary:
"I went out this evening in search of
conversation, an art of which I never
hail an adequate idea. I never knew
how to make, control, or change it.
I am by nature a silent animal, and niv
dear mother's constant ! on in cliihf
liood, that little children should be seen
jind not heard, confirmed me in what I
now think a bail habit." T. W. Eig
yinson, in Harper j Magazine.
Miss Emma Nevada, the young
American prima donna, intenda to sing
ia this country next season.
OF GENERAL LTFEREST.
' Wihls hogs aro becoming quits
f nnrnerous is Nevada.
' L'tica, N. Y., has started a readlng-
room exclusively for girls.
The Prince Imperial of Antria
speaks, it is assertetL every dialect
known in the Austrian dominions, ex
A colored preacher in Buffalo gave
notice to his congregation recently that
he wanted less shouting and more money
in the future- Bujfalo (X. Y.J Ezprext.
The city fathers at Olean. N. Y..
have instructed the police to compel all
boys under the age of fifteen yars
to vacate the streets after S-J.M o'clock
It is estimated that the amount of
coin coming into Washington Territory
over the Northern Pacific Railroad in
the hands of immigrants can not fall
short of '350O.G00 a month.
A five-year-old girl fell from a third
story window in Cincinnati, recently,
but a gentleman passing by saw her
coming, caught her in Bis arms, and
saved Her from anv harm. Cincinnati
A couple of Flushing (N. Y.) squirrel
hunters caught a Canadian stoat or er
mine, which was nested in a tree. It
whippet! their dog before they killed it.
It is the first known to have been caught
on Long Island.
The adage that "It is an ill wind
that blows nobody any good" finds a
new illustration in the report that the
health record of Cincinnati has greatly
impro.-ed since the flood cleansed the
.Johnson Sides, a Piute Indian chief.
say3 that the order of the Virginia
Truckee Railroad, prohibiting the fre
riding of Indians, is beneficial to the
tribe, and that there are less maimed
redskins rhan fornierlv
Until l'lii not a single steam ves
sel had visited Maine waters, and the ap
pearance of a pulling, smoking steamer
in Caseo Bay. in that year, terrified
some of the superstitious dwellers on
the islamls and the coast. Boston Pot.
A wonderful mirage was seen
recently off over Munjoy. Me. Peopl
were surprised at -eerng apparently
a brick house some six stories high,
the colored bricks, the windows and all
being plainly -een. floating in the air.
The sight was a beautiful one.
A native Jehu at Catskill has fixed
up an old Concord coach and painted
on the sides the words "Sally Hoe."
Nobody has as vet pointed out to him
his mistake, anil the vehicle is likely to
cause many a laugh this -ummer as it
goes up hdl and down dale. Troy (X.
Y. i Times.
When the old Court House in Wat
son County. Georgia, was built a live
frog was placed m one of the corners
(it Is not known which one) and cement
placed in all around him. It is .-aid-a
frog will never die if -ered this way.
and tne truth of the -.ay.ng can be fully
demonstrated when the old Court House
is torn awav.
Mis.- Jennie Cas-edy. of Louisville,
who is incurably confined to her bed as
an invalid, ia ncvertiiele.-.- prominent as
superintendent of a flower mis-ion. and
nw -he want.-t -t-nd bouquet-, to all
the prison.-. pen:tentiarie- ami reforma
tories in the I'nited tares. -ifce think-
it will humanize the inmate- while the
flowers last. LouutnlU Caurir.r-four.
An eccentric hermit woman died
recently at Shirley. England, aud among
her etloets an old piano was sold for
half a crown. It turns out to be of
the vear I7.'JD. thirteen year after the
making of the tir-t p'ano in England.
Offer- of seven hundred ami fifty dollars
have been made for this antique, which
is valuable in the history of piano
One of the only two remaining Ro
man mile-tones, in Great Britain ls in
Cannon -treet, London, the other being
in Chesterhohn. in Northumberland.
There is Roman work about the Tower
of London. Until quite recently an old
Roman turret wa- -landing within a
hundred yards ..f Ludgate Hill station,
and in Cripplegare may yet be seen ti
splendid specimen ut the original Roman
A report having been generally cir
culated that a cinnamon bear belonging
to Mr. Oram, living in the woods near
Fort Montgomery. West Point, N. Y..
had been set free, it led ro a tragedy
recently A miner who wan intoxicated
took refuge in Joe Connolly s barn, near
by. and oue of Connolly - boy-, hearing
the movement of the man. ran to the
house, and. obtaining a -hot-gun. fired
into the hay where he was lying, and
seriously wounded him. .V". Y. MaiL
From a French State paper. lately
brought to light, ir appear- that in I7TU
the following Parliamentary decree was
solemnlv passed and duly regisrered
under King Louis XV --Whosoever
by means of red or wnire paint, per
fumes, e-senees. artitiiial teeth, false
hair, cotton wjj1. iron cor-er.-. hoop-,
shoes with high he-i-. or false hips
shall -eek ro enrice into the Lands of
marriage any male -ubjeet of his Majes
tv. -hall be pro-eeut.-d for witchcraft
and declared incapable of matrimony. "
Jonathan Wheeiock deposited in
the New Hamp-hire -avings Bank, in
Concord. March St'p. l-.U'.. one hundred
dollar- bountv niotie a hi-ii he had re
ceived a-a Revolut. mi. irv -wldier. Two
other dej,.h-it- of tin een dollars eaeii
were added to it April l.. I-SM. and
April 'J. IS"). The money still remains
in the bank, and amounted on the first
day of January last, with acrued inter
est, to two thousand and fifty-five dol
lars ami forty-four cents. Boston
Hugh Fagan. a Utiea boy. fourteen
year-old. went to A'Ikui. N. Y, re
cently to have a huge tumor removed
from his net-k. The operation, which
necessitated an iuci-ion -even inches in
length, was succe-sru Iv performed by
two doctors. The ex.i-e-i mass weighed
nearly two pounds. Fugau showed
wonderful grit bKu jetore and after the
operation, and refu-ed all stimulant?.
He walked to the ho-Mtal. whre he
will remain until the wound is healed.
The operation was witnessed bv a num
ber of physicians ami students. Ctuit
A very pretty custom, which has
inee been followed, w-u- introduced at
a fashionab'e wedding recently at the
Savoy Chapel Royal. London. The
choir formed a prit-.sion down the
aisle to meet the bride ami then walked
back before her to their places iu the
church chanting a bridal hymn. A
mural support L-thu- iven t a falter
ing girl who ha.- ii-tiaih ro walk up the
aisle tiie .ib-erved .f all observers, and
overhearing, perhap-. remarks on the
redness of her nose, or -onie defect in
her dress, not very reassuring. After the
ceremony the choir again formed in pro
eessiou ami walked before the bride and
groom down ihe aisle to the entrance
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