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VOL. XVI.--N0. 36.
COLUMBUS, NEB.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 80...1885.
WHOLE NO. 816.
V IS it CAPITAL, -
Leasusc Gekuako, I'res'i.
(JBrt. W. Hiti.t, rce Vc".
.ItfUUs A. llEEI).
Ti. H. Hemiy.
J. E.TA5KEI., Cashier.
f lero.it, !ifOBni
rontplly "VSnde oi
fy IrIitcI on Xime
Buckeye Mower, combined, Self
Binder, wire or twine.
Pumps Repaired on short notice
SS"li..- .1 . r we-t oi HeintzN
tri. lilt: -tret. . -lumfU-. Sc
TJZST D KRTAKEE !
COFFIN5- A'l METALLIC CASES
i ' rrnr.. :
Furniture. Chairs. Bedsteads. Bu
reaus. Tables. Safes. Lounges,
&.C. Picture Frames and
f nil 'xiwls ) Upholstery
COI MIU. NEB.
boon ever b. "owed u;-!i man i- iierfect
health, am ' o True way to in-ure health
i- to purify yur b'ond wi'h Ayer's Sar-a-I--I-
a. J'.A. T..Z". A. C!mi :h. 34 Arling
ton. .-:.. Ltv!!. il;.. writ-: "Every
whitei au-l --.'rn..' my faan'. including
nn-lf. u-' '--t?! bottle-of Aver- Sar--aparilbi.
EvrT:nie ha- con inecd me
that. a- a j-;vcr:'u.
purifier, i: :- very much -urcrior to any
oth.-r jiretaratioxi of Sar-sparilla. Ail
pcr-oti of -crofclotn or roa-um;:ivc ten
dencies. an-1 especially delicate ci.iMren.
are ure t be grmtly benelitcd ! it
ux'." ,T. V. rarr. Laconia. Iowa, write-:
For ycar-j I was troubled with eofu
lou complaints. I tried several different
preparation, which did me little, if any.
good. Two bottles of Ayer's 5arapa
rilla cflVeifd a complete enrc. It U my
opinion th.-. thl- medicine i the bet
of the day C. E. Upton. Nashua. N. II.,
write-. "For a nmubcr of year I
a- troubled with a humor in my eye,
an J tinabk.- to obtain relief until I coin
meneetl u-im: Ayer's Sar-aparilla. I have
taken several bottle-, am crratly beue
fitel. an J believe it to be the t. -t of blood
purtlier-" J!. Harris. Crx ! t is . llaui-ey
Co.. Dakota, write-: "I lux? Ikxii an
inien-c siiflV-rer, uith D'-it-i-ht. for the
pai tliree cars. Si month- av I besan
It ha effected an entire care, and I am
now a- well a- ei er.
Sold by all Druist.
Price SI ; Six bottles, S3.
Prepared by Dr. J. C. Aver .t Co.. Lowell,
ilass.. U. S. A.
T'his Houe. recently purrha-ed bv me.
will be thoroughly refitted. Board
by the day. week or inea'. A few rooms
to let. A share of the public patronage
is solicited, teed stable in connection.
2-y Albert Luth.
WT2l tr rrrra! te srr? Khvs t
lot iM ?N fv -lu Lxrra.-itc
f lmsa-3u. 5ais Cap. BcZh
Pcrpce. uaAVbk. Car-Lasroa,
StasJw 1E9X "Ur xi
Hate, SoadrT fcasJ attli. lVwrttr
lixzeaLa, mk4 tacT-n lmir.-KC3 &aJ
1 C&or 11 lauc.
seuo six cents for
tree, a costly box of
goods whicb will help y ou to more money
right awa iban any thiuj: el-c in thi
worltl. A.: ci" either sax. succeed from
nr-t hour. The broad road to fortune
opens befc the worker-, absolutely
sure. At o".ce address, T&uz Col,
WOOD-NOTES FROM A CAGE.
What what what there, sir pet oaaaxy?
What ar you trruyr. my town-bred bird?
Tea, whose performance ussd never to
Ah. I can yaes at the rogue you've heard!
Dy after day, lryour bright braas dweO-Ing-.
You lived m comfort: you took your dip;
Your cup ru over wtth seeds for shelling;;
Your dear delight was a celery-Up.
Primly and trimly you slicked your feathers :
To swing in the naif you considered bliss;
And you sang, sang, sang In all seasons
With a swelling throat, such a song as
swet. sweet, sweet.
Seeds to eat!
Just hear me trill like
Sweet, sweet, sweet!"
a riU. rill rill
But away at the farm-house last July, sir.
Don't I know- who. in the dawn and dew.
Came, like a flame, to the branch near by,
Flashing, and dashing, and taunting you?
Who but the Oriole, orange and sable?
Brilliant Lord Bataaorvrveiwfy-neeked.
Whistling- out clear, through the mora'i
Something to this provoking effect:
"You're cnged I See.
I'm free. free, free!
I don't care!"
T is n't fair, but I
Oho, it's rare. and
"Fret-" You listened and learned his
Shadow and meadow and breez tree.
Cborry and berry. Sitting and gleaning,
Mating and building.
"Oh. free, free, free!"
And now you repeat, though a trifle queer-
That nonchalant melody, o'er and o'er.
And persuade yourself or so very near
You are quite as content as you were be
fore: " T is n't fair, but J don't care!
J don't care!"
Helen Gray Cone, in St Xiehuiat.
"Wise Choice Between Duty
and a Lover.
It was a pretty and picturesque sight
that met Belton Black's gaze as he
pau-ed among the clustering birches of
the wood. Nora Leigh was seated on the
grass, with one rosy child on her lap
and two or three scattered around, her
fair cheeks crimson and the braids of
bronze-brown hair shining befleath the
cottage bonnet that she wore. She
looked up radiant as her lover's shadow
fell acro-s the tangled ferns of the wood
"Belton. is it vou?" she cried.
"Send the children away." said he,
impatiently; "I want to talk to you."
"They will not disturb us."
"They will disturb me."
A loot of pain came over Honora's
sweet, submissive face.
"Charley," said she to the eldest lad.
take Katie and Nell to where the black
berries grow. Johnny can carry the
ba-ket. and see how many berries ou
can pick before I come."
Charley obeyed without a word; but
the defiant glance which he bent on Mr.
Black from beneath hi- knitted brows
showed that he fully comprehended the
situation of things.
"I hate that man!" he said to Katie.
"Oh. Charley!" cried out the innocent
child, "that is very wicked."
"I can't help it." replied Charley.
'He's cross, and he scolds Nora, and" I
In the meantime Belton Black had
seated himself ou the grass beside Hono
ra Leigh, and thrown one arm careless
ly around her waist.
"Nora." said he, "I haye made up
"As to what?"
She looked up fondly into his dark,
handsome Castilian face.
"As to the propriety of our being
married next month. Jennings savs
that I am to have a partnership, and" I
see my way clear at once. I've spoken
to the agent about the little house in
C street, and"
"Oh. Belton, do you think that the
house will be large enough?" interrupted
Honora, with a troubled face.
"Large enough for what?"
"For the children. There are four of
them, you know, and "
"No"" said Air. Black, abruptly. "I
don't think that it will be large enough
I didn't mean that it should. You
surely can not intend to burden our
household with your aunt's four chil
dren? They are nothing to me, and
they should be nothing to you. I dare
say I can find some excellent institution
"I promised my aunt on her dying
bed that the children should never "lack
a mother's care." said Honora. who had
grown very pale.
"And you have kept your word,"
broke in Black impatiently. "For two
years you have fed. clothed and sup
ported them out of your slender earn
ings. It is all nonsense to keep up this
sort of thing any longer. The boys are
big enough "to work: the girls can easily
be provided for in an orphan asylum."
"Oh, Belton never!"
"Just as you please." said Mr. Black,
his face growing as hard as adamant.
"But remember one thing Nora you
must choose between them and vour
Honora uttered a sobbing cry.
"Belton. Belton!" wailed she, how
can vou be so hard?"
"I am only sensible and practical."
"They are so little, so helpless. Oh,
1 can not turn them over to the cruel
mercies of the world." pleaded Honora.
"That must be for you to decide."
She sat for a minute looking at the
tinv child figures that fiitted about on
the edge of tbe wood, listening to their
innocent laughter: then she looked up
into his face.""
"I have decided," said she. "I can
not leave the children."
Belton Black's brow grew as dark as
"Very well," said he, rising to his
feet: vou are aware what that im
plies?"" "res," in a low, tremulous voice.
"Are vou willing to abide bvit?"
Good-by, then," extending a cold
And her eyes followed him with a
vague, fascinating gaze, as he strode
out of the green glade and was lost to
"Havel done right?" she asked her
self, with a sharp pain at her heart,
and then, as little Nell came up crying
out: "Nora, Nora, me got a forn in mv
finger," and holding up the tiny digit
with tear-stained cheeks she caught the
child in her arms and sobbed out: "God
help mel Yes, I have done right, for
these ones have no one but me."
So Honora Leigh went back to fcerHfc
of patient drudgery and ceaseless toQ
once more. And the rich gentleman on
the first floor, who saw her go in aad
out with her little music roll, asked the
landlady who she wa.
"It's Miss Leigh, sir." said toe
woman; "a daily governess, and one of
the sweetest, most self-denying yuan;:
ladles as eTer gave up her life for the
benefit of other?."
"Humph!" said the rich gentleman.
"There's not many such in the world."
"No, sir; indeed there's not," said
How the rich gentleman on the first
floor became acquainted with the daily
governess how the children began to
ran in and out of his room and ask him
to tell marvelous .stories of America,
from whence he came and how at last
pretty Nora went back to America with
him as his wife, would make too long a
recital in detail. Suffice it to say that
such was a fact.
"God bless the little ones!" Mr. Bon
field said; "there's room and to spare
for them in my house. And to my
thinking there's "no sweeter sound about
the house than children's voices."
And if anything could have made
Nora love her husbaad more dearly than
she had done before, it would have been
those words of his.
And the Years went bv, and the little
children grew up into health and beauty,
and Nora, in her satins, had almost for-
gotten the sore straits of her early girl-
hood, when one day the past was re-
called to her bv a most unexpected ac
"If you please, Mrs. Bonfield," said
the cook one day, "Tim says there's a
poor family settfn' down in'the old cot
tage bv the oates as is almost starvin'.
'Sure says 1 to Tim. 'why don't you
tell the missus?' Says he: 'What for
would I be botherin her and they nuth
in' to her?' Says I: 'The hand' of her
was never closed ajin the sick and the
poor, and I'll teil her, Tim, if vou
"You are right, Marv." said Mrs. Bon
field. "I will go this evening and in
quire into the case."
And with Charley carrying a basket,
in which was piled a goodly supply of
jelly, wine, home-made bread and hot
house grapes, Nora walked to the ruined
cottage at dusk. On the hearth lay a
gaunt form outstretched on a heap of
straw, with fever-glowing cheeks and
eyes rolling restlessly in their sunken
sockets, while by the "door sat a faded
woman rocking a child to and fro in
"I hope we're not intruding, ma'am,'
said she, with something of a lady's
courtesy and accent; "but my husband
could go no further. We are on our
way to Omaha, where he thought h?
could get employment."
"You are quite welcome to stay here.'
said Mrs. Bonfield, gently; "and I wCI
send you some things from the house tc
make you more comfortable. Youi
husband's name is "
"Black, ma'am Belton Black. We've
had bad luck, and we thought perhaps
we might do better here.'" sighed the
woman. "But I heartily wish we had
staved in England."
Nora Bonfield's heart beat violently as
she advanced a pare or two toward the
wretched head u the -straw where the
yellow tlickerof the caudle faintly illumi
nated a face which she would scarcely
have recognized the face of Belton
He died the next day. and never
knew that the eyes of his old sweetheart
had rested jjityiugly upon him in his
last hour. And the simple headstone
that was reared over his remains in the
cemetery was placed there through Ho
nors Bonfield's charitv. Harruzry
RELIGIONS OF JAPAN.
Shintoiaiu, a Religion of Nature, and
SeTen Happy God.
Shintoism, a religion of nature, was
for hundreds of years the only religion
of the Japanese. Its temples, as seen in
pictures, were but shanties covered with
grass. They had no stone or wooden
idols. The mirror was an obiect of rreat
reverence, because, I suppose, they
could set; themselves in it, and they
thought as much of themselves a3 of
anything else in the world. Such per
sons still live and are confined to no
special country. They defied the forces
of nature. Raiden, the god of thunder,
lived in the clouds ind beat bis string of
drums. Futen, the god of the winds, is
pictured with a large inflated bag on the
back of his neck, both ends of which he
firmly grasps. When he relaxes his
grasp tbe wind escapes, and there is a
storm, and when he tightens his hold, a
The Seven Happy gods in the pictures
aro an interesting company. Fukoruku
Jin, the God of long life, has a forehead
so high that a barber, to shave the top
of his head, must climb up on a ladder.
It takes a good deal of brains to counter
act diseases and keep people in health,
so as to insure long life. Diakoku. the
rice god, sits on a throne of rice bags
and pets the rat, the very animal that
destroys his rice. So like some men
who love the sins which wreck their
fortunes and souls. Hotei, the god of
contentment, is very fat and so slovenly
tiiat he is always unfit for company
a proof that the Japanese had a low
idea of happiness. Bishamon is
the patron of fame and glory, and
his pet animal ts the tiger. Men who
seek military fame and glorv must culti
vate a tiger-like ferocity. Ebisu is the
patron of daily food, and spends much
of his fime fishing, which he, like some
terrestrials, greatly enjoys. He is noted
for his patience, w'hich is proved by the
fact that he can stand knee-deep in
water for two hours waiting for a nib
ble The only one of the seven who
never lays aside his dignity is Toshi
toku. the patron of talents. His pet
animal is a spotted fawn, and he travels
around a good deal for the purpose of
rewarding boys aud girls who study
their lessons. He knows that talent can
not afford to dispense with work. Among
them is one woman. Betten by name.
She is queen of the world under the sea
and lives in ocean caverns, and spends
her time playing the flute and guitar.
The snake, strange te- say, is her pet ani
mal, and the dragons are her servants.
These seven jolly gods meet once a
year to hold a feast and arrange the
marriages for the coming year. "They
have a great many skeins" of red and
white sili, which are the threads of
fate of those to be married. The white
threads are the men, the red the women.
At first they select the threads very
carefullv, so" that good matches are
made. Bv and by they get tired and
buy, huddle np their wore and jumble
the" threads together carelessly. This
is the reason of so many unhappy mar
riages." A visit to some of our divorce
courts would convince a Japanese that
these gods are a lazy, careless set ia
this climate. Chicago SlandariL
A Texas editor complains of a hook
aad ladder company recently organized
in his Befghborhood. The editor inti
mates that the ladder is used for getting
into windows alter dark, after which"
HOW WILL THEY LIVE?
Social Problem that Demands an Tiiaf
dial and Satisfactory Answer.
"How on earth will they lire?" asked
' an eminently respectable citizen a few
! days since when informed of the ap
j preaching marriage of a Detroit young
' lad7 to a gentleman from another city.
"He has a salary of $600 a vear." he
continued, "and the young lady's an
nual expenditure, exclusive of board, is
double that. They can not possibly live
on $600 a year."
In the case referred to, the problem
will probably be solved by the party that
has already done so much in the way of
solving similar problems. The bride's
father, if he can afford it. will stand in
the gap and make up the annual deficit
until the young man's salary grows to
the dimensions of his needs. If he has
two or three other daughters he may
find the burden an ouerous one ami be
compelled to drop it before the son-in-
law is quite readv to assume it. his
' will be bad for the son-in-law and the
i bride; but it will not be the first case of
I the kind.
j In another solution of the problem the
' voting man s father carries the load
I But he, too, may be compelled to drop
it before the voung: couple can take it
up. And to complicate the situation,
every day that anybody else carries it
makes it more difficult for them to do so.
The habit of eating unearned oread is
as demoralizing when it is eaten off a
mahogany table with an accompani
ment of silver and china and glass as it
is when taken atthe back door aud eaten
without butter. When the young cou
ple are thrown on their own resources
the old problem recurs with additional
emphasis: "How in" they live?"
Singularly enough no one seems to
think for a" moment of answering "on
their income." The suggestion that two
persons can live on six hundred dollars
a year seems as visionary and imprac
ticable as the proposition to flood the
Desert of Sahara or establish telephonic
communication with the moon. Such
an income bar-'y suffices to keep the
young man of the period in cigars and
f loves, while the young woman could
ardly keep her head dt-eently covered
or uncovered tor it. How then
could they manage to carry on a house
hold with so insignificant a sum? Pre
posterous! Yet the chances are that the father
and mother on one side at least, and the
grand-parents on both sides, began their
married life on quite as small an income.
There are couples, indeed, in the City of
Detroit to-day who have no greater in
come and who live within it, neither
suffering privation nor running in debt.
But thelives they lead and the economies
they indulge in, the sacrifices they make
and the simple pleasures they enjoy, are
quite beyond the comprehension of the
young man and the young woman of the
It is a pity that this answer will not
do, and that there is no other adequate
one. For want thereof the young man
and young woman of the period fight
shy of the marriage compact aud cling
to single blesseduess. This is not as it
should be. Tne future of the nice de
mands a dinVrent condition of thing-.
Some satisfactory answer mu-t be found
for this important question. It behooves
the social sci-ntL-ts. if the expect to re
tain the confidence of the community, to
set their wits to work sjM?edi'y and" ef
fectivelv. Detroit Free Pre-'S.'
SHE HAD SAID YES.
Spontaneous Combustion of a Comely
ored Maiden and a Hlack Youth.
Some one has estimated hat the time
thrown awa in this world in courting
the girl you want to marry, and who is
ready to marry you. would build all the
railroads and bridges and tunnels and
factories and public buildings. The
white people should take a lesson in this
from the colored people. The other day
a likelv yonng colored man stood at a
gate in Birmingham. Ala. A likely
young colored woman came along with
"Hi. dar!" he called, "but mebbeyou
want to sell dat dog?"
"Mebbe vour name is Lucinda?"
, "I allers dote on dat name. Ize called
"Ize lookin", vou know?"
"Got money saved up, an' a stidy
job ahead. Shall I speak to de ole
"He's in Orleans."
"Den I'll see de ole woman."
"Wall, den I'll ax you to be my wife
"Hain't got nobodv else?"
Reckon we'll hitch?"
"Co'se we will can't help it."
"Wall. den. I'll .-ay yes. an to-night
you come down to" Mr-. Crumley's
kitchen au' we'll sot de day an sorter
"Lucinda. I "
"Go bnjr. Gawge! Ize dun said yea,
an' dat's "miff. Come airlv."
"So long, 'Cinda!"
"By-bv, Gaw-re!" A. Y. Sun
Old Men Doing Boys' Work.
The proprietor of a nut and bolt fac
tory in West Tenth street advertised
yesterday for "two men from fifty to
sixty vears of ae to do boys' work."
About twenty-five gray-haired men
gathered about the office door at the
hour named, although it was apparent
that the two wanted would have to work
at boys' wages.
"We wsmed them to put nuts on
oolts," said an employe "We em
ployed boys, but they were playful and
inattentive to work." We thought that
we might be able to hire old men, who
were unable to do a man's work, at
aboutAhe wages, and so have emoloves
who would attend to the work better.
They sit at their tasks, which are easv
enough for girls to do. Thev make
over a. dollar a dav." A. TL Stau
By acknowledging and emphasirin"
the good that is in those around us we
strengthen their self-respect and give
them a powerful motive in the risht di
rection; by cavilling and criticism, bv
contempt and ridicule, by exposing and
emphasizing faults and failings, we de
stroy their self-respect and deprive them
of one of the strongest motives for im
provement. X. T. L'dger.
It is estimated that immigrants
have taken $2,500,000 into Oregon dor
iag th past year.
National Bank !
Antkorizctl Capital. -Paid
Surplus ami Profits, -
! OFFICERS AND DIUKCTOKS.
, A. A XD EIISOX. Tres't.
SAM'L C. S3IITIT. Fice Jes't.
I O. T. IIOEX, Caaliit-x.
i W. A. MCALLISTER,
Foreign and Inland Exchange, Passage
T:i'tei. aim Real Estate Loans.
D.T. Mastyx. M. D. F. J. Schug. 31. D.
Drs. MAETYIf & 8CHTJG,
U. S. Examining Surgeons.
Loeal Sunreon-. Union Pacific, ()., N.
1- B. II. and IS. A- M. R. R's.
C'oniultations in German and English.
Telephones at oflice and residences.
SSTOliicc on Olive street, next to Brod
leubrer's Jewelrv Store.
T7" 31. CORXEIJl'-S
LAW AXD COLLECTIOX OFFICE.
L'p-tairs Ernst building 11th street.
PBYSICIAX AXD SUJiGEOX.
2ETOi!i-e and rooms, Gluck building,
j 11th street. Telephone commun. cation.
j PHYS1CIAXAXD SUI2GFOX.
I Flatte Center. Nebraska. ii-r
F. F. KL.13EK, 31. D-,
I Chronic "Diseases and Diseases of
1 Children a Specialty.
iSTOfliee on Olive street, three door
I north of First Nation! Bank. 2-ly
I XTiTAIiY VTTTiT.TC
Sth Street,? door nel of Hammond lloue,
Columbus. Xeb. 491-y
T G. REEUEIt,
A TTOliXET A T LA W,
Oflice on Olive St.. Columbus Nebraska
jiorvEi TO LOA..
Five vear' time, on improved farm
v. ;th at feat one-fourth the aereasrr under
eultiv.itin. in -urn representing one
third th-- fair aluo of tbe homestead,
rorrcst oudenee solicited. Address.
31. K. TURNER.
.-- I olumbus. Nebr.
V. A. MACKEN,
Forei'jn "d Domestic Liquors and
lltn street. "olunibus. Neb.
A TTORXEYS A T LA W,
Oflice up.-tairs in IcAliitcrs build
ing. 11th 5t. V. A. 3icAlIister. Notary
NOTARY PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCER.
Keep- a full line of stationery and -chool
-upplif s. and all kind of lesal forms,
lusure- against lire, lightning, cyclone
and toraad'j-. Oflice in Powell's Block,
Platte ( entei. 19-x
J. 51. SIACPAKLaXD,
B. K. COWDERY.
LAW AXD COLLECTION OFFICE
MACFARliAND & COWDERY,
Clitmbs. : : : Xebraska.
J. J. 3IAi:CSHAK,
Jv.ftice, County Surveyor, JVoforv.
Land und Collection Agent.
J5r"Partie desiring surveying done can
notify me by mail at Platte Centre, Neb.
JOHN ii HIGGIXS. C. J. GAKLOW,
t ollection Attorney.
EIGGI5S & GAEL0W,
.-pe-ialf y' made of Collections by C..I.
Ilth St., opposite Lindell Hotel.
iell Harness. 5addles. Collars. "Whips.
Blankets. Curry Comb-, Bruhe. trunks,
lalises, bugiry tops, cushions, carriage
trimmings, .fcc., at the lowest possible
price-. Repairs pri mptly attended to.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near
-t. Paul Lumber lard, Columbus, Ne
tOTICE TO TEACHEKS.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt-,
Will be in his oflice at the Court Houne
on tbe third Saturday of each
month for ;he purpose of examininz
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for the transaetton of any other business
pertaininr to schools. SCT-y
JS. MURDOCH & SOy
Carpenters and Contractors.
Havehadan extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Offr motto is." Good work and
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
tumtvtoestimateforyou. J5"f5bop on I
13th Stone door west of Friedhof Jfc !
Co's.itore, Columbus. Nebr. tKt-y
But a Grand Success.
Ep. it;:iGUA3rs auto3iatic wa-
terTrough for stock. He ref-rs to
every iau who" has it in ue. Call on or
leave orders at Georsre Yale's, opposite
Oehlrieh's grocery. 9-6m
The ratker aad the Mother of the Twlak-
I Mac Uttl Stan.
Dan de Quille has been interviewing
, Tooroop Eenah (Desert Father) on aa
t tronomy, with the following result:
Divested of the "Desert Father's" pe
culiar pronunciation, it was as follows:
"The sun is the father and ruler of the
heavens. Ho is the big chief. The moon
is his wife, and the stars are their chil
dren. The sun eats his children when
ever he can catch them. They flee be
fore him and are all the time afraid
when he is passing through the heavens.
When he (their father) appears in the
morning, you see all the stars, his chil
dren, fly out of sight go away back into
the blue of the above and they do not
wake to be seen again until he. their
father, is about going to his bed.
"Down deeD tinder the Tound deeD.
deep under all tbe ground is
. . . --
hole. At nijrht when he has Dassed over
the world, looked down on everything
and finished his work, he, the sun, goes
into his hole, and he crawls and creeps
along it till he comes to his bed in the
middle part of the earth. So then he,
the sun, sleeps there in his bed all night.
"This hole is so little, and he, the sun,
is so big, that he can not turn around in
it, and so he must, when he has had all
his sleep, pass on through, and in the
mornin we see him come out in the
east. When he. the sun, has so come
out, he begins to hunt up through the
sky to eaten and eat any that he can of
the stars, his children; for if he does not
so catch and eat he can not live. He,
the sun, is not all seen. The shape of
him is like a snake or a lizard. It is not
his head that we can see, but his belly,
filled up with the stars that times and
times he has swallowed.
"The moon is the mother of the heav
ens and is the wife of the sun. She, the
moon, goes into the same hole as her
husband to sleep her naps. But always
she has the great fear of the sun. her
husband, and when he comes through
the hole to the nobee (tent), deep in the
ground, to sleep, she gets out and comes
away it ne be cross.
"She. the moon, has sreat lovo for
her children, the stars, and is happy to
travel among them in the above, "and
they, her chihlren, feel safe and sing aud
dance as she pa-iscs along. But the
mother she can no help that some of
her children must be swallowed by the
father every month. It is ordered" that
way by the Pah-ah (Great Spirit), who
lives above the place of all.
"Everv month that father, the sun.
,l -ll ,,.. , .-, u: u:
1 1 I 11 - .kl . I I I vw mu inir- III Lilt- .L.LI 111 -IIII
a. a .1 !. .1 .u
U1CU, .I11U LUUll UUk muuici, UlC WUUI1,
feels sorrow. She must mourn. So
1 f Wm W I w-ve 1- A 11 AAI- w m rm a a A a
women nut hhiek on their faees when a 1
child is dead. But the dark will wear
away from the face of that mother the
moon a little and a little every day,
and after a time again we see all bright
the face of her. But soon more of her
children are gone, and again she must
pat on her face the pitch and the black.'
San Francisco Alta.
A ROYAL GEM.
The Gift of Emperor l'rancl- Jotevh to a
Little Maid Who Live, in Alabama.
An Advertiser reporter ye-terday saw
a beautiful piece of jewelry, which has a
very interesting history. It is not like
ly that there is another -uch in Ameri
ca. It i.- a present from the Emperor of
Austria to a little child here in the city.
In design it is a four-leaf clover in gold,
with a lovely diamond dewdrop in its
center. Upon its back is this inscrip
tion, engraved in the most tasty man
ner: "From His Imperial Majesty, Em
peror Francis Joseph L. to Charlotte
Pollak. Ischl. 18th August, 183o."
From Ignatius Poliak. the little girl's
father, the following account of the Im
perial gift is obtained: Mrs. Pollak
spent last summer at the famous Alpine
resort, Ischl. The Austrian Emperor
was there at the same time. The 18th
of AuiT'st was little Charlotte's
sixth Dirthdav. Her aunt, without
Mrs. Pollak's knowing it.
remembering that the 18th was also the
Emperor's Birthday, wrote a note of
congratulation from the child as a little
American girl on her sixth birthday to
the Emperor on his fifty-fourth, "and
signed it simply "Charlotte." The note
was accompanied by a small bunch of
Nothing wa- heard of the modest
tribute of regard until eight days after
ward, when the Emperor's ma-ter of
ceremonies called upon Mr. Pollak.
and in the name of his sovereign
5 resented the beautiful tok.cn already
escribed. He told the lady that when
the Emperor came across the simple
note and bunch of flowers from an
American child in the files of presents,
he was so struck with its sincerity and
disinterestedness that he shed tears, and
directed that the child's full name be
obtained and herself sought out in or
der that his tlianks be returned along
with a memento of his esteem. Mont
gomery (Ala.) Advertiser.
ROMANCE IN LIFE.
Some Interentia:? Stories Contributed br
the Tension Office.
The Pension Ollice is a perfect bo
nanza for romance-writers if they only
knew it, aud the incidents in real life
that are frequently coming to the atten
tion of the clerks there show how much
stranger truth often is than fiction. A
letter was recently received from a iady
in Connecticut inclosing an application
for a widow's pension, and in the regu
lar order of business it went to the files.
As everybody knows, the records are
kept alphabetically, and this woman's
name commencing with an unusual let
ter there were few applicants in her
class. The recording clerk glanced over
the list without any particular motive,
but noticed that a man of the same name
given by the widow was already draw
ing a pension, which had r en granted
him in 1873, and was being p id through
the California agency
It required only a few moments search
to discover that the report in the two
was identical, not only the same name,
but the same regiment and company.
The widow offeredno proof of death, but
her affidavit stated that she had not seen
her husband or heard of him since the
war, and supposed that he had been
killed in battle. A letter was written to
her stating tliat her husband was aiready
drawing a pension for wounds received
in the war, aad by return mail came an
inquiry for his whereabouts. She said
she had been mourning his death for
twenty years, but was very glad to learn
that he was still living, and if the pen
sion people would onlv assist her in
locating him she would make it very
lively for her truant spouse.
Auout tne Muoe Ume auotber
strikingly shaDar in character, was a
doped. A lettsr was received frflm a
man in Kirmt, who said he had made
application im 1968, bat had never paid
any attention to it, aad did not know
whether it had been granted or 'not.
Just at that time he had received a wind
fall, which made a soldier pension tsera
a trifling matter to him. bat had recent
ly met with financial reverses, was a per
manent invalid as the result of old
wounds, and now needed Government
aid to live. An examination was made
of the records, which not only showed
that his statement regarding the appli
cation of 1868 was true, but developed
the fact that conclusive proof of his
death had been received a few years
after, with an application from his" wife
for a widow's pension, which was grant
ed in 1875, ana she H d been drawing
tho money since that time
In reply to a notification of this con
dition of "the records a letter was re
ceived from him asking where his wife
could be found. Hehad gone from New
York State to Nevada soon after making
his onnnai applicatiou. had been en
I gaged in mining there, and had lost all
track of his family. Recently he had
1 been living in Kansas, and supposed he
was a widower, but would imniediatelv
join his wife if he could learn her where
abouts. Thus, undoubtedly, two fami
lies will be reunited, and it would be a
good thing if the Pension Commissioner
would open a bureau of information for
the benefit of husbands and wives, moth
ers and sons, and other relatives who
have become separated in the great
shuffle that is going on in the world.
LOVE IN JAPAN.
very old-fashioned folks in
Japan a curious custom still survives.
Mr. Kuchler omit its from his account
of marital ceremonies, probably be
cause its rarity forbids its insertion in
any representative list of domestic ob
servances. Still, just as with us there
aro people who build barriers of prick
lv furze about their houses to keep the
I - - T .
I irj,2L ! m p "c uni
men 3nd women who believe that their
conjugal bliss may be made to depend
on the growth of a plant- It is a
plant called omoto. Unfortunately,
our botanical knowledge does not suf
fice to identify it in either Latin or En
glish. Its chief characteristic is that
it is a lusty and rapid grower, throwing
out constantly new shoots from the
root- It is, therefore, a fitting emblem
. 01 "": maririaiu suiie, asu ao sucn n is
I a .- - -
regarded. A lad or la-s. on going to
his or her married home, carries thither
a carefullv chosen omoto, and this
1 ? - ;
from vear to vcar, because so lonir
it shows healthy development
permanence and prosperity of ifa
) master s or mistress marriage state are
1 supposed to be assured. Very rarely, as
we have said, is the custom observed.
but like all the domestic superstitions of
Japan, it is not without quaint pretti
ness. We allude to it here because it
has just been "magnified by the purple
mist" of an English traveler's fancy into
the following pretty tall tale: "In houses
wherein reside one or more daughters of
a marriageable ace an empty tlower-pot
of au ornamental character "is encircled
by a ring, and suspended from the win
dow of a veranda by three light chains.
Now the Juliets of Japan are, of course,
a attractive and their Romeos as anx
ious as those of other l.uuL-. But instead
of serenades by moonlight and other del
icate ways of making an impression, it
is etiquette for the Japanese lover to ap
proach the dwelling of hi lady bearing
some choice plant in bis handwhich he
boldly, but let us hope reverently, pro
ceeds to plant in the empty vase" This
takes place at a time when he is fully
assured that both mother and daughter
ar at home, and I need scarcely say
that neither of them is at all "con
scious that the young man is
taking such a liberty "with the fiower
Ki outside their window. It is believed
that a young lover so engaged ha never
been seen by his lady or her mamma in
this act of sacrilege at any rate, my
friend tells me tliat during his long resi
dence in Japan he never heard of any
one being detected in the act or inter
fered with in any way. The fact is. this
act of placing a pretty plant in th
empty llower-pot is equivalent to a
formal proposal to the young lady who
dwells within, and this Eastern fashion
is. as I think, a most d-Iicnt? and harm
less way of proposing to a lady. The
youthful gardener bavins settled his
plant to hi- mind, retire.-, and the lady
is free to act as she plea-es. If he is the
right man, she tak every care of his
gift, water.- it. and tends "it carefully
with her own hands, that all the world
may see. in a word, the donor is accept
able as a suitor. But if he is not a
favorite, or if stern parents object, the
poor plant is torn from the vase, and
the next morning lies limp and with
ered on the veranda or on the path be
ow. In a word, if you are not the
right man it is quite evident that this
phase of window gardening must be a
difficult and disappointin": one to carry
on in Japan." Japan JIaiL
THE AGE OF FISHES.
Venerable Specimen- to lie Found
It is not irenerallv known that there
'. is hardly any limit to the age of a fish.
Prof. Baird. of the United States Fish
', Commission, is the authority for the
: statement that there is authentic evi
! dence to show that carp have attained
I an age of tw hundred years. Prof.
' Baird also -ay- that there is a tradition
j that within fifty year.- a pike wa.- living
J in Russia whos age dated back to the
j fifteenth century. "There is nothing,"
' he says, 'to prevent a fish from living
! almost indefinitely, and it has no period
1 of maturitv. There are gold fish in
this city that have belonged to one fam
ilv for over fiftv vears. Thv
do not aDpear to be
much larger than when they
were originally placed in the aquarium,
and are every bit as lively as they were
when young" There are -o many fi-h
stories in circulation that the ordinary
reader has almost made up his mind that
fish and truth do not go well together.
Probably some persons will doubt what
is said by Prof- Baird about the age a
fish can attain. If thev do, they are sim
ply doubting the best known authority 1
on nsh. Xne Kussian -Minister says that
in the royal aquariums in St. Petersburg
there are fish to-day tliat have been
known by the records to have been in
them 140 years. Some of them are. he
says, over five times as large as they
were when first captured, while others
Iiave not grown one inch in length- An
attache of the Chinese legation corrob
orates this statement. He say3 there are
sacred fish kept in some of the palaces
in China that are even older than any
of those in Russia. Washington Cor. N.
PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
The Kings of Sweden aad Saxoaj)
are both poets.
Speaking of prima donnaa Claraj
Louise Kellogg says that "the day for
large salaries is now a thing of the past.,
and pay is growing less and lesa each
Henry M. Stanley, the explorer of
the Congo country, says the guiding
motto ot bus life has been: "W haUo
ever thy hand findeth to do. doit with1
It is asserted that Jay Gould has
not tasted whisky for over a quarter of,
a century. He took a drink onco when
he was a surveyor, got his figure mixed'
in consequence, and resolved nerer to.
drink whlskv sraiu. Detroit Frez
Wirt Wal'on. who runs a newspa
per at Clay Center. Kan., and leads a
brass band as well, owns the fastest
team of horses in the State. He calls
one In gal Is and the other Plumb, thodo
being the names of the two Kansas
United States Senators.
.Julia Smith, the Connecticut wom
an who got fame by refusing to pay
taxes to a Government that would not
let her vote, remarks to those who pre
dicted unhappiness from her marriage
five years ago. aged eighty-five, that
she is extremely happy. Hartford FosL
Major Dan Simpson, who haa
drummed for the Ancient and Honora
ble Artillery of Host m or thirty-six
vears. celebrated his ninetv-tifth birth
day recently, and Robert 0. Winthrop
and other distinguished citizens called
on him and made him speeches and
presents. boston Journal.
To the late Mr. Thorns, the famoiu
antiquarian, belongs the credit of hav
ing coined the word "folklore." He
once jjave a friend a photograph of
himself, on the back of which ho had
If you wouki fa:n know more.
O? him vrho-e photo here is.
lie coined the word "roUIor"
And startM .V.it atut Qusrttt.
A literary man. in a recent letter
dated Fargo. I). T., says: "1 have been
writing persistently s.nce I came West
last November, and have plied the pen;
under all conditions and circumstances
sometimes in sttmc-rooms. some
times in hotel offices, sometimes in lumber-yards.
I haxe been reduced to
usini; a sewing-machine as a dek. and
at the present moment I am writing on
- At a recent fashionable wedding in
that most fashionable of Ix.ndm's tem
ples. St. George's Hanover Square th
American lteqtter informs us "the
bridegroom's best man was his eldest
-on by his first and divorced wife, to
whom he was marred twenty-eight
ears ao. His daughter wa oue of
the bridesmaids, and among the com
pany at the cermouy his !ir-t wife was
alsopre-ent." Neither Chicago or New
port can present a parallel to this re
markable iu-tanee of domestic com
nleiitv and felicitv.
given Niagara in
. n exciia ige
le.s it is armed
her great eater-act.
a.-L-: What is
Don't know uu-
cha irs. Fcans cilU
Grocer: "Half a pound of tea?
Which will you have, black or greeu?"
rvr.ant " r-hure, aythur will do-It-
for an ou!d woman that nearly
bloiud. " Chri.-ti :n tinj ter.
" William, hotf d d you and Sam
come out in your joint debate last
night?" " OI:. all on mv .-Me. I oc
ahead of him." "Did." eh.'" " Ye;
he put it on m- himself." flitrdette.
The price uf r.:al estate wa under
discussion at the etul. wnen oue gen
tleman remarked- ".one-, old ly. I
know where on- i-an t.uv uit thenii-eat
little home, splendid eultage. grand
fruit trees ami all that, for :t -on.;."
" .last my Itiefc." -:ti I .ior.e... "I can't
sing a no'e." llnrtiurd t'tt.
She Comphed '. ith II s Hequedt
ira t ! in -ttj- n.iiue. tail he.
n.- n-.ht 10 '1 Iiirtm.r i'nrri-.
Tbe tin In- ni.l e i:rtev! xi lonx that he
Th. ti.'ht h.- 1 -. rr mt-.t'it fo marry,
t'p Irwii .: 1 .iin -Ii. ru trl ber head.
And ncr t-'i. .- jttw red u rti.
" I thmk I 1 -2t! iuu inan. ' nhe -aid.
Kor th? -.i that 'nan inii e-. "
-First walking gentleman Oh. ye
then has l.-n i.ute .1 revival in trade
Second walkiug gentleman - Ah. well,
er -in that ea-e could er advance mo
the loan o a nickel' First walking
gentleman While there ha.- been a
gratifying im- rovemeat, I haven't seen
enough yet to justify mc in taking risk.-.
'(-cr'.-t Ha tr.
We never lik- making trouble at
our board ng hou-e about the ijtialitv
of butter served. Lut when it i strong
enough to Ii.'t the bread off the table
and cimb tip on the cering w'th it we
have hard work to refrain from tellins
the mL-tress tiiat the gullele-s farmer
i.a impo-ed upon her .uao-rncc Full
lAc-"- A'ltnn c
Our office boy Is a genius. The
other da we otind him practicing at a
Ii'tle target with a revolver. "You
mu-nt do thai. Biily." -aid we, "You
will !. tiring through the partition and
killing some of th men on the other
side." "No fear o- that. sir. I can
hit the target every time." "Yes. but
you'll be shooting through the target"
""Oh. no. sir. I'm all r.gii" there. It
is a slab of boarding-iiuiise steak.
"Oh. dear!" -ighed auoid spinster,
recentlv. la;. ;ug dv.-n the paper weari
ly, "there"- that gooJ-loo'-c.-ug darling
old Emperor of German;, want- all the
Carolines annexed to him. Not that I
believe in polygamy, but then the dear
old gentleman is o lovable and I could
have been such a comort to him- Oh
why didn't mv dolt of a mother have
me christened ( aroline instead of Han
nah Sophonisbt ( rumptou?" And
when t e hired girl tasne ia with the
tea and water cresses aad saw her mis
tress red eyes, she mentally olilo
quizeL "What's the matter with Han
nah?" Xeur Letter.
A Senator's Comparison.
A good story is told of Senator In
gulls. of Kansas, (a native of Essex
County. Mas-- when he was at Fortress
Monroe- He w.i- sitting ou the pier
one evening. looking with his near
sighted eyes into the rippling water and
descanting on the change between this
ni oaI t scne and hot and Insy city life.
'Is it possible." sa d um'o-!y. with
keen recollection of hi- ruling charac-teri-t.c.
"that man i- ever anything but
cool-" "Yes -aid the S;uator. over
hearinc he remar... ".ometniei I am
like a negro i hear I preaching a sermon
on the Judgment Day. He described
the final conflagration, all the terrors of
judgment, and tlnally exclaimed: Yes.
brcther'n. Heaven will pas away, aad
sea and air. and, brcther'n (as a climax),
I will passa"vay. to-x '" ikv.- Parley
"oori, in Motion Hudgtt,
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