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COLTJMBTJS, NEB.. WEDNESDAY, APRIL '20, 1887.
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Patent Office. For circular, ad ice, terms and
rrfereace to actual clients in jour own Stote or
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IT DOESN'T FOLLOW THAT MEN ARE
OLD BECAUSE THEY ARE 70.
Hea in Visor of Mind aad Body as Oc
togenarians Worry Make Ac Faster
than 'Tear Sam Examples Worth
We can match and overmatch Great
Britain or the continental countries with
examples of octogenarians of splendid vigor
and perfectly sustained powers of mind
and body. There are too many of these il
last rations that could be cited to justify the
belief that they are necessarily exceptions.
They rather show that the chances are
greatly in favor of years of continued
strength and mental vigor for him who is
approaching the scriptural limit in the un
impaired possession of his faculties, and
that the man who passes his seventieth
birthday in good health is just entering the
youth of old age, and not its limit.
When David Dudley Field is seen walking
erect, with vigorous step, clear eye, and
ruddy cheek.-, down Broadway, doing his
little breather of two or three miles daily
and working in his law office like any
young fellow just admitted to the ar, no
one would think of calling him old. He is
not. Hi-, years are over 80, but the eak
iiees that make old ace are not his. and he.
isj therefore, not old. How is. jit that he
keeps so young? people ak. oil, there is
a splendid inheritance from a vigorous an
cestry, a life in which no sight drafts on
old age have been drawn, the cultivation
of th ioer of resisting all tendency to
worry or anxiety, the habit of daily exer
cise in the freh air, and the giving of free
rein to a souse of humor. Barring the acci
dents of lffe to which all mortals are liable,
Mr. Field ought to be able to count on ten
or a doten years more of activity. But
that will make him i0, it may be said.
Yet Mr. Field would not have to look far
to find that men of vigor, good sound minds
iu pretty tough bodies, are to be found ho
haeiasMl their ninetieth year or closely
approached it. There was his long time
friend and neighlp-. Peter Cooper, whose
mind was uncloud at 90, who was a presi
dential candidate when long past 80 (and a
very resiectable vote he got, too), and who
said to the writer that if he lived ten years
more he would see the peple accepting his
views ou the government's power and duty
of alone issuing paper currency, and on the
national bank system. This vigorous man
was no far wrong, either. Then there was
Mr. Field's other friend, Tharlow Weed,
whose mind was acute and memory unim
paiied, and whose bodily vigor was good at
There was the late Judge Waldo, once
congressman, once judge of the Connecti
cut supreme bench, with whom Mr. Field
has liad many a legal bout. He went off the
Connecticut bench, because he was 70 years
old, and at once took up a lucrative prac
tice, whicn he did not quit till nearly 90.
Then there is that remarkable man, whose
ancestry, like Mr. Field's became strong
men because they lived hardy lives on New
England hills. Col. George L. Perkins, of
Norwich, Conn. He is a tall, dignified
man. His cheeks are ruddy. There are
few wrinkles on his face.. His eyes are not
blurred, and they light up with the enjoy
ment of fun. He steps off from his house
like a young soldier, and walks uearly a
mile to his office, and he has served for more
than fifty years as treasurer of the Norwich
and Worcester Railroad company. Last
summer he started off with his wife on a
little pleasure trip. Yet CoL Perkins is now
in his 99th year. Birthdays don't annoy
him, and he fully expects that his century
of years will find him as usual at his desk.
Good constitution, exercise, the habit of
content, fondness for fun, and the society of
young people liave kept Col. Perkins young.
He siuiplv would not allow himself to grow
Almost on the boundary line between
New York and Connecticut there lives a sin
ewy, active man named David Banks. He
thinks nothing of a walk of five miles into
White Plains and back again in a day, and
at a recent pi'.ic meeting in Greenwich this
vigorous man spoke with all the force and
fluency of a young lawyer, and with much
betterlogic than Mm: of them are capable
of. Yet he is 94 years old, and when asked
about his age replies: "Age! I never think
That very active veteran, Mr. Henry B.
Stanton, recently called attention to the
death of the Rev. Dr. Shipmau, father of
Judge Shipman of the United States dis
trict court for this district. Nobody ever
thought of the dominie as old, for he was
as jolly and as active as a schoolboy, and he
had a laugh that was so hearty that none
could resist it, and keenly did he enjoy a
joke, and delighted was he if he was himself
the victim. His round, rosy, merry face
was to be seen in all winds and weathers,
here, there, and everywhere in the state,
for he was a constant attendant upon meet
ings of religious and educational societies.
Yet he was almost 90 when he died, and
he never was an old man.
There was that prodigy of learning and
industry, Caleb Gushing, sailing off to
Spain when he was past 70; talking French
like a native at Geneva, when according to
the psalmist he should hae been in his
grave; arguing with force and learning be
fore the supreme court when he was ap
proaching 80. working eighteen hours.out of
the twenty-four. His time did not come un
til he was past 80, and his fatal illness found
him in the harness.
There was knocked about an ocean
steamer on a recent stormy passage a pleas
ant faced man, with a long nose, a bright
eye, a winning smile, and a sprightly step, a
gentleman who recently resigned the presi
dency of Yale college because he was 7.1
years old. Yet he has been jaunting about
Europe this summer, without weariness,
and has come borne to take up the work of
a professor in Yale. He is nearly 76, but
President Porter would never be thought
of as an old man. The splendid intellect of
the Rev. Dr. Leonard W. Bacon was not
dimmed until be was past 80, and some of
the best work of his life was done in the de
cade between 70 and 80. There was ex
President Woolsey, at 77, publishing works
on economic subjects that are accepted as
authority, and there is ex-President Hop
kins of Williams, well on toward 90, but
addressing audiences, as recently at Des
Moines, without the slightest evidence of
the impairment of his great mental vigor.
Who is the veteran of the house of repre
sentatives to-day? It is a man whose activ
ity is so great, whose fund of good stories so
inexhaustible and his glee in telling them so
hearty, whose step is so quick, and whose
duties are so energetically performed that
he is about the last man with white hair
who would be picked out as the oldest man
in the bodv. This is John Turner Wait, of
Connecticut, and his years are almost ,
but his intellect is as keen and his body as
vigorous as when he was 50. He will go
back to his old home in Norwich when his
term to ended, practice law with vigor,
and have all the fun he can out of life.
There was Gen. Patterson of Philadel
phia, who at 85 could outsit any younger
man at the dinner table, and eat his share
anfl smoke as many cigars as the best of
them. And what quaint, delightful stories
he told, and how erect was his body and
firm his step. Age! He knew it not: yet ha
was almost 90 before he passed away.
There Is Gen, Simon Cameron, whose
mind is as clear as crystal, who not only
calls memory that reaches far away in the
past to his service, but reveals that best test
of unimpaired vigor, the power to weigh the
future. Gen- Cameron is nearing 90, but
you cannot call Ids mind old, for its vigor is
apparent to all who talk with him and who
hear his thoughtful comments on the is
sues of the day. Nor can you call the body
9f man old Who thinks nothing of a fhoa-
mux .. rai My.
There is the leader of the Boston bar,
M. Sidney Bartlett. He is part 80, but he
charms the supreme court, of hit state with
his arguments still, and he works with the
assiduity of a strong mind in a strong body.
New York Sun.
PLAYING AGAINST BIG ODDS.
"ProfeMloaal" Utterly Devoid or Pity.
An Incident fn Driver Splan'Kareer.
If a man sets out to gamble I want to
tell him at the start that he is playing
against .big odds. A professional gambler
must be devoid of sentiment, conscience or
pity, and be possessed of nerve, good humor
and endurance. If you are built that way
and wish to enter the lists do so, but what
ever you do, don't cry out when you lose.
If you cannot afford to lose, stay out of ttie
game, for there is no compulsion to go in.
I am not speaking of the country bumpkin,
who knows only pitch and casino, and who
is steered iuto a den and fleeced, but of the
bright young ity man, who knows just
what he has to expect, and then bellows
when he is plucked. Why can't such a fel
low content himself with progressive eucher
Faro is the game for the aspirant, if he
will not take this warning. "Poker takes too
much nerve for ordinary men, but it
doesn't count in faro. You put Iow n jour
monev win or lose and quit when you please,
and plav for ten cents or $100. The fast
young man can throw away his patrimony
verv handily on faro, and indeed by per
severnuee itis possible to lose money even
at billiards. With the exception oi cierg)
meu I feel safe in saying that all profes
sional men gamble, with a few exceptions,
and outside of the stock market and I be
lieve that it ha been held that this is gam
bling. I think faro catches most of them.
It is mo pleasant, you know, after a little
supper topped off with a glass of Maischiuo
and a fine cigar to drop into a room and
play a stack or two. It is relaxation and
fascination without dissipation. Then once
in a while there's excitement thrown in.
When the city is filled with turfmen or
politicians then the layout becomes rather
lively. All turfmen play faro, and I recall
an incident in John Splan's career that will
do to top off with.
Ii was five years ago in an Eighth street
room. The game had been rather slow
until John came in with blood in his eye
and a roll of bills as big as his .neck.
"What's the limit" he demanded. The
dealer sited him up in a minute. "From
the green earth below to the blue sky
above," he answered, suavely. "Good!"
said Splan, briefly, and planked down a
hundred on the queen. Near the end of the
third deal Splan had $5,000 in hand, and he
shoved the whole bundle on the ace. "Ex
cuse me," said the dealer, "but we can't
take that bet" "I thought you said I could
raise 'em to the sky." retorted Splan.
"So I did," assented the dealer, "but, con
found you, don't you know that there are
limits even to the atmosphere'
All of which doesn't point a moral or
adorn a tale. In fact, the whole subject i
destitute of morality, and the whole advice
to those about to gamble may be summar
ized in one word Don't. Philadelphia
Not a Pleant Experience.
A well known west countryman, who was
in Newcastle a few nights ago, having lost his
train, returned to the public house where
he had been imbibing au extra doe of liquor,
and secured a bed for the night. A candle
was handed to him, and he was directed to
hi room; but being somewhat "fou" his
unsteadiness of gait jerked the candle out
of its socket, and he was thus left in dark
ness. He stumbled on till he found a bed
roomthough not his own. Dofflng his gar
ments, he groped about successfully for the
bed, but found that it already accommo
dated another lodger. He felt that his bed
fellow was a more than usually "cold sub
ject." "Man" said he, "ye're as cold as
clay; yer feet's like icebergs." He contin
ued to push his uncomfortable neighbor
along till the latter fell out of bed altogether.
"There, noo." exclaimed our hero, "ye can
lie there." He soon fell sound asleep.
Next morning he was awakened by the
noise of two stalwart men fumbling with
the handle of this bedroom door, and then
noisilv entered with a coffin. The indignant
corpse suddenly sat up and demanded to
know why he had been disturbed. This was
too much for the two joiners, who dropped
the eoftin and fled. The sight of the eoflin
reminded our hero of his bedfellow. He
looked over at him for a moment, and then
realized that his fellow lodger was a corpse.
He jumped out of bed, hastily snatched up
his garments, and rushed from the house,
half dressed, to complete his toilet under the
portico of the Central station. Newcastle
Not "Docked" for Slckneaa.
A New York correspondent writes that it
was Henry J. Raymond who began the
practice of payAig his men full salaries when
disabled. .While repoi ting on The Tribune
he contracted a severe cold in the line of
duty. It was a month before he left his
bed. On bis return to the office he found
that Mr. McElrath had stopped his pay
from the moment that he was unable to
work. This touched him to the soul, for
he sadly needed the money. He made up
his mind that he would adopt a different
rule if he ever had charge of a newspaper.
The time and The Tunes came not long
afterward, and from that day to the pres
ent no man employed on that journal has
been "docked" for sickness. The corre
spondent says that The Sun is the only
other New York newspaper that imitates
the Times-in this. New York Sun.
Will Not Adopt New Methods.
Charles C. Haight, the architect who
planned many of the improved tenement
buildings that have beesVput up here of late
years, said the other day: "It is very diffi
cult to get tenants such as these houses are
built for to adopt new methods of any kind,
even when it is for their own interests to
do so. For example that idea of the land
lord supplying coal to the tenants at about
cost instead of their buying it by the scuttle
at the grocery shops has been tried but
without success. It effected a saving to
the tenants at from two to three cents a
scuttle, yet they don't take to it at all.
This is true of many other similar improve
ments. Co-operative stores would never be
made to work. New York Tribune.
He Had Been Flcarlag-.
"Well, it does beat all what fools people
are gettin' to be," said an old farmer, who
sat in a seat in the corner, pencil and paper
in hand. '"Here I read in the paper that
Mister Abbey gives Patti, the opera singer,
$3,000 a night for singin', an' 50 per cent,
of the receipts above $4,000. At a concert
ia New York the gate money was $9,000,
an' Mrs. Patti must have got $5,500 of that.
Great gosh, what a farm that would buy out
in Iowa! But I've been figurin' on this
thing, and I want you to take a look at the
results. The paper says phe sang fire songs.
Jewhillikens, but that's more than $1,000 a
song. It couldn't take her mor'n ten min
utes to sing one of her pieces, an' that's $100
a minute or nearly $2 a second. By gosh,
I'm goin' to have my darters educated to be
singers." Chicago Herald.
M. de Lesseps' Danghter.
On ber return to Paris, after her recent
visit to this country with ber father to see
the statue of Liberty unveiled, the little
daughter of M. de Lesseps remarked of the
Americans sententiously: "C'est un grand
peuple!" just as a great poet's golden haired
baby is reported to have said pointing from
a Sorrento hotel window toward the Neapoli
tan gulf and the slopes of A"esuvius "The
lines are flnel" Chicago Times.
There are said to be about 88,000,000 acres
of goverment land in California still unoc
cupied, much of which, however, require ir
rigation to be tillable. ,.. .
A NORWAY HOTEL
TRAVELER'S EXPERIENCE AT
LITTLE POST STATION INN.
A Fair Sample of a Country Sapper An
Amazing Number of Small Dishes.
The Landlord and His "Das Bor."
Now we rattle off at a terrific pace of at
least fifteen miles an hour, for this train is
tho night express to Christiania, and in
two hours we reach our stopping place,
Storen, where we are to leave the train and
take carrioles. The engine gh'es a single,
sharp, little toot (why is it that all trans
atlantc locomotives have such poor voices?)
and slowly pulls its load away. We cast a
glance at our surroundings. Tho station is
a pretty wooden building, with flowers
about it, and not very different from some
of the newer and more tasteful railroad sta
tions in New England. At a little distance
is the hotel, a small, but very neat inn. At
a word from us a couple of boys are on
hand to carry tip the single small trunk
which we have leeu advied to take with
us. The Mi.tw 1 strap, bag and knapsack we
Oiw look, at the green, moist sides of the
mountains on either hand: at the blue sky
overhead, bi itrht with the last rays of the
setting sun; at the picturesque but s-mall
and backward fields of ripening grain, anil
at the neat home surroundings in front of
us, makes us cry out: "Oh, if all the place
we come to are to bd us pretty a this won't
it be perfectly" ami the sentence is cut
short by the opening of the door. It is the
wife of the proprietor w ho conies. He, by
the way, is also the .station master of the
hamlet station in Norway always meaning
a post station and, with a pleasant smile,
she invites us in. We try, but in vain, to
explain our wants iu English. The hostess
understands us not. "Hurrah" we cry,
"at last we have come to a place whero
English is not spoken." But no, here
comes her husband, who addresses us in our
PerhajB the reader would like to know
what language is spoken commonly iu
Norway and the answer might well be
"English" for tho British traveler has so
pervaded this northern land that the in
iabitants thereof have been compiled, al
most in self defense, to learn the language
of the incoming uution. For no true son of
Albion ever, in any country, speaks any
language but his own good English. Of
course, the proper tongue of Norway is Nor
wegian, an offshoot of Danish and a descend
ant of the old Norse. But English is taught
in the public schools, and except in the re
mote country districts, it is possible to
travel in comfort w ithout knowing a word
of Norwegian. In fact, it is difficult to
learn the native tongue only, because all the
educated people one meets, and almost every
Norwegian is well educated, know enough
English to wish practice speaking it with
After we have explained our wishes to the
complaisant landlord, wu are shown to the
neatest of rooms, with clean, bare wooden
floors (carpets are scarcely known and still
more rarely seen), and "Aftenmad" is soon
announced. It is now 9:"0, jet no candles
are needed. In the autumn and winter, how
ever, darkness comes much earlier, and the
nights are long. But what are we offered
at this, our first couutry supper, the supper
which is a fair sample of what we are to find
at everj' post station Well, lye bread of
two kinds but no "fern (or white) brod,"
butter and milk iu quantity unlimited, and
tea or coffee. There are sundry small
dishes before us, each containing some one
of the numerous varieties of cheese, or mj3
tic number, three slices of ham or smoked
salmon, or three slices of sausage,,
or three slices of another kind of
sausage, or three radishes. The number of
these small dishes is amaing. The nervous;
little English ladj- sitting opposite, drawls
out: "Oh, do j'ou like these little dishes?
Oh, I think they are beastlj', don't j-ou?
They get oue so muddled, j-o-i know," and
we sj-mpatlize with her, for we, too, are
discontented with these unsatisfying "mor
ceaux." A bottle of Worcestershire sauce
finds congenial compauj' in a neighboring
jar of English mixed pickles with the ac
cent on the "mixed." But these are simply
appetizers or relishes; the substantial are
yet to come. Meat, real Yankee "meat,"
of no particular brand or varietj', served
piping hot, witliui delicious brown gravy
poured in overrule thick slices, is now
brought in ou a covered dish with a compan
ion in the shape of a similar dish of boiled
AVe fall to, heedless of whether the
"meat" be beef, mutton, or venison, for
every traveler in Norway is blessed or cursed,
as the individual case may be, with an in
satiable appetite. Next comes that accom
paniment of all Norwegian breakfasts and
suppers, the Kitieut setting hen, whose por
celain neat is alwajs full of delicious, fresh
eggs, iv nere tne eggs come irom is a mj-s-tery,
for hens are scarce, with the exception
of this china table companion of ours; but
though the fowls are rarelj- to be seen, there
is no scarcitj of eggs. This unsolved riddle
must be left to some future explorer to un
fold and explain. This is our supper, and
the breakfast is to be much like it, with,
perhaps, a slight diminution iu the num
ber of cheeses. But it is high time to retire
if an earlj' start is to l made in the morn
ing. The landlord comes with the so-called
dag bog (daj- bo"k) in his hands and we
learn what are tho liecessarj' preliminaries to
obtaining vehicles at a Norwegian posting
station. First, the name is to be inscribed
in the dag bog, then the date, the place of
destination and the number of horses
wanted. In some of the older registers
space is left where complaints or words of
commendation may be written. Here are
found the names of all who have passed over
the road for the last two years or more.
Especially prominent is the name of
"John Brown, London, England," to which
is adled oceasionallj-, "On foot," or "On
foot with knapsack," written in heavy
black characters. This name is in almost
every dag bog we see. AVe finally meet
Mr. Brown himself. He is a short man,
with a brown beard, and, like all English
men, is smoking a briarwood pipe. He is
as familiar in manner as he is loud in
speech, and wears huge hobnailed shoes. He
is never weary of hearing himself talk, and,
in fine, is what Frenchmen call "lefacheux"
in plain English, a bore. It may be that
he is a tradesman off for two or three weeks'
vacation. He always succeeds in making
himself disagreeable wnerever he may be,
for he wishes people to understand that he is
an Englshman and from London, England.
When he reaches southern Norwaj', where
English people are in greater numbers, he
subsides a litt'e, and, fearful of seeing some
one who knows him, decides that it is wiser
to drop London and register himself
Birmingham, where his home really is.
This is but one form of the impudent
"Britisher" often met with in Scandinavia,
always annoying sometimes amusing.
The Ratio of Reward,
"It is a note-vorthy fact," said a thought
ful railroader, "that the men who operate
the railways pf this country get more money
out of them every year than their owners.
In other words, $400,000,000 is paid to the
employes, while the owners of the stocks
and bonds get in dividends and interest
$350,000,000. As for ratio of reward, how
ever, the capitalists appear to have the best
of it In round numbers $8,000,000,000 is
invested in American railwajs. Three hun
dred and fifty millions is 5 per cent, of that
sum, showing that the average annual return
made to holders of railway securities is 5
per cent. In point of fact, it is much more.
In this country there are about 125,000 miles
of railway. That would make their cost
$65,000 a mile. The actual cost of road and
equipment has not been in excess'of $50,
000 a mile, and possibly less. It must be re
membered that two thirds of the mileage lies
west of Pittsburg, north and west of the
Ohio and Mississippi rivers and east- of the
Rocky mountains, where railroads are not
very expensive. The emploj'es, on the
other hand, can't water their stock.. And
inasmuch as the 800,000 employes earn only
$400,000,000 a jrear, it follows that their
average earning is $500. Paj the high
salaried staff officers out of that and see
vviiere the workers are. Chicago Herald.
She Found His Fault.
Some iiersons' conceptions of Christian
conduct are am absurd as that of a very
penin ions old woman who was invited to
tea at tho hoiu of a family with whom a
verj' worth and dearly beloved clergyman
was staying. He was a man of remarkable
puritj' of character and gentleness of man
ner, and was universally loved nnd re
spected. After tea ha excused himself on .account
of a headache, and went to his own room.
"Were you not greatlj pleased with him?"
asked the lady of the house of this old lady,
after the minister had retired. "Oh purty
well," was the doubtful reply. "I knew you
would be." said the lady, warmly; "he is
one of the loveliest Christian characters I
ever met." "But he ain't perfect," was
the cold reply. "Oh, no, perhajis not: none
of us is ub-solutelj- iierfect, but I really
think ill B comes nearer erfectiou
than any man I ever met in my life."
"Well, that iuaj- 1k yet he has his faults."
"He has never revealed them here,"' said
tho lad', a little irrituted; "and I am sure
he would try very haid to overcome them if
the were Kinted out." "Well," said the
discoverer of faults, -ever body has their
own way of thinkiti', but when I see a
mail, asl saw that man to-night, put two
heajiiu' teaspoons of sugar in one cup of
tea. why. I've got my ow n idc 'bout his
Christianity, now, that's what I have."
"That is not a great fault." said the host.
But the old lady sh,ok liar cap solemuly.
Curing Ho; Bristles.
The portion of Chicago which lies around
the big packing houses has never leen par
ticularly noted for its balmy and refreshing
odors. Proliably it never will be, but at
least one source of impure air is about to
le abolished. The immense hog bristle cur
ing fields, which for many years hae been
covered with thick laytrs of white and fra
grant hair, w ill not exist alter this season's
contracts have expired. A local physician
has invented a machine which will cure tho
hair within doors in four hours. At present
it takes four months' exposure to the air to
do the work. The packers have combined
and Iwught the doctor's iiatent. Hereafter
thej will cure the hair from the hogs they
slaughter themselves. At present the hair
L, bought by a middleman. He has his
men in the slaughter house, and the moment
the poi ker comes out of his scalding bath
they are at him with nippers, picking out
the big, thick bristles, which, are packed
separately. Then a shaving machine is run
over the carcass and iu half a minute the
hog is as clean as an egg The hair is
spread out on the 100 acre field, turned and
returned like hay, and when it ceases to be
odorous, is .shipped in ban-els to the brush
makers in New York. New York Mail und
A Lightning Change Thief.
A search of her person by the matron at
the station revealed a new phase of criminal
cleverness, which Las lold as it is ingen
ious. The young woman was ai rayed in
the garments of a lightning change artist,
and could, w ithout the removal of an ar
ticle, change her dress into four distinct
stvles. AVhen the prisoner saw that her trick
was discovered she did not hesitate to illus
trate its operation for the entertainment of
When arrested she wore a black cashmere
dress, a tight bodice of the same color and
material, and a hat with a w ide brim. A
swift displacement of hooks, eyes and but
tons; atlef: adjustment of unseen fastenings
here and there: a crushing squeeze of the
hat, and the lady stood with a brown wool
en dress with corded front bodice, and a
neat little turban upon her head. Another
set of manipulations nnd the dress was
transformed into a gown, the turban gave
place to a coif, a chapelet fell from the gir
dle, ami the woman stood arrayed as a
brown nun. Once more, presto change, a
tug of the skirt, a yank at the coif and
waist, a flash of hands everywhere at once,
and the nun was transformed into a young
lady of aspiring fashion iu bright colored
alpaca and the oiiginal wide brimmed hat.
A Disappointed Kdltor.
The editor "of The Blue Knob Eagle came
to town the other day purposely to make the
acquaintance of the editor of The Daily Ad
vocate, Col. Brooks. Brooks had copied so
many items from The Eagle that the editor
of that sheet knew tnat he would lie a wel
come guest. When he entered the office of
the great dail. instead of introducing him
self to tho editor, ho sat down carelessly,
chuckling inwaiillrnt the surprise which
he would create. After u while he said:
I see that j'ou copy a great deal from
The Blue Knob Eagle."
"Rather like its matter, eh?"
"Oh. it doesn't amount to much.. You
see I copy it because The Eagle has so little
circulation that no one has seen its stuff,
which is consequently new when I get it. If
the jiaper had any cii dilation I wouldn't
clip n line from it."
Tho disnpjK)iiited editor did not introduce
himself. Arkansaw Traveler.
Extraordinary Meetings of Crows.
In the northern part of Scotland nnd in
tho Faroe island-" extraordinary meetings of
crows are oceasionallj" known to occur.
Thej collect in great numbers, as if thej
had been all summoned for the occasion; a
few of the flock sit with drooping heads,
and others seem as grave as judges, while
others again are exceedinglj active and
noisy; in the course of about an hour thej
disperse, and it is not uncommon, after
they have flown awaj', to find one or two
left dead on the spot. These meetings will
sometimes continue for a day or two before
the object, whatever it may be, is com
pleted. Crows continue to arrive from all
quarters during the session. As soon as
thej' liave all arrived a verj' general noise
ensues, and shortly after tho whole fall
upon one or two individuals and put them
to death; when this execution has been per
formed they quietly disperse. Boston
King Hnmbert'H Wreath.
King Humbert, of Itaij-, has been pre
sented with an enormous wreath of bitwise,
surmounted by a golden star, in recogni
tion of the bravery and humanitj' displaj-ed
bj' him during the cholera epidemic in
Naples. It was pail for bj popular sub
criptions limited to one cent each. Chi
Future of the Mormon Church.
President Taylor of the Mormon church
has sent a letter to. Secretary Lamar, in
which he says that the future of the
church over which he presides "is indis
solubly connected with the land. ' ' He thinks
it possible that in the future the Mormons
may found colonies outside of the United
States. Chicago Tribune.
All men are not capable of getting a,
living noiy. Ponio are not cunning
enough, not strong enough, not stingy
enough. CoL Cob Iugeraoll.
Isaac Murphy, the colored- Americae
Jockey, Is tho nearest approach we have to
Fred Archer, his annual earnings feeing
placed at from $10,003 to $15,000,
BEFORE THE BREATH OF STORM.
Pefore the breath of storm,
WhUa yet the long, bright afternoons are warm,
. Uader this stainless arch of azure sky
rhe air is filled with gathering wings for flight;
Yet with the shrill mirth and the loud delight
Comes the foreboding sorrow of this cry
Till the storm scatter and the gloom dispel.
Farewell!'' Farewell! Farewell:
Why wfll ye go so soon.
In these soft hours, this sweeter month than June f
The liquid air floats over field and tree,
A veil of dreams where doye And the stlnj;!
A gold enchantment sleeps upon the sea
.And purpled hills why have ye taken wing?
But faint, far heard, the answers fall and swell
Farewell! Frrewell: -Farewell!
Charles D. Rolierts in Outing,
IN THE MINING DISTRICTS.
What Journalism Used to Be Some
Years Age A Reporter Experience.
"If j'ou want to see independent journal
ism, j'ou go into the country, the mining
districts especially," said the young man,
between the courses. "I was once a great
friend of au editor of a paper in a rather
wild mining camp. . I-liad. an. idea I'd like
to be a reporter, so he kindly gave me a
chance "This journal," said he, "is abov-
all fearless and independent. AVe don't
care a dam for anybody, and so go ahead."
I went ahead. One day, being down town,
I got in full head on the biggest sensatiou
the town had "mowi for j-cai-s. A cold
blooded murder with extraordinary ieculiar
ties of atrocity altogether a very big
thing. I was so earlj in the fray that I
took care of the murdered man. shot by a
notorious character, until he died. Then,
in the full glow of excitement, I wrote tho
affair up. I spread mj'self on it I gave a
pen picture of the murderer and a close and
elaborate account of the place a public
house where the shooting had taken place.
I gave all tho names of everj'body who was
within a mile of the occurrence.
It was a splendid story, and flushed with
importance I marched into the editor with
my "copy." He took it and read it, and
he began marking whole sheets out of it
"You see, my boy. Jim Bullivar did tho
shooting, and if they nab him he his several
big revolver fellows who will walk, in, and
the trouble with those fellows is that they
don't give j'ou time to argue. You get it
and there you are, so we'll cut his name
out and simplj say a well known citizen.
Then you say that he did it deliberately.
That'll never do. I'll just put iu that it
niaj have been an accident, because, of
course, it may have been, j'ou know. I see
you give the names of the other men who
were there. Do you want to bring tho
whole gang down on us in a bodj'? Here,
I've made some little changes. You take
the copy to the business manager and let
him look at it.
I took it to the business m inager.
"Great Scott!" said he, "what are j'ou
doing? You give the name of the saloon
and the address! Don't you see that they'll
take their ad. out and inebbe come up here
with shotguns? And j'ou haven't given
the name of the doctor. He'll be mad.
All those ieople j-ou've connected with this
thing will be sure to kick. Young man,
j'ou'll ruin. this pnier."
"Well, what am I to do?"
"Just saj there was a shooting scrape in
town j-estenlay, and somelmdj", supposed to
be a notorious bummer, got killed. He's
dead. AVe can't help him. Let us save
There were two "sticks" about the murder
in the next daj''s paper, and I retired.
San Francisco Chronicle.
IN THE OZARK REGION.
Where Deer, Bear, Panther. Wild
Turkeys, Qaall and Rabbits Tin ive.
"I wish that some of j'ou fellows w ho lika
to talk about the sport j'ou have bunting hero
in the cold east could just pack up your
traps about now and go back with mo to a
country that a cliap can live iu with pleas
ure and comfort while the gales and snow
and frctof this Atlantic climate aro getting
their work in to the best kind of advan
tage," said "Chip" Macguire of Spring
field, Mo., the other night. "Game is al
ways plenty iu southern Missouri," said he,
"but this j'car it seems to have outdone it
self in abundance. I came over the old
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf railroad,
and although that was earlj- hi the season
for the birds to be making themselves con
spicuous, I'll bet that I counted a hundred
Hocks of wild turkej-s, and there wasn't a
flock out of which I couldn't have shot ouo
or more of tho splendid birds from mj' win
dow in the car. The railroad in one placo
runs on trestles over a swamp for several
miles, and in tho extensive ponds and baj'ous
of that wild stretch of country thousands
upon thousands of wild ducks and geese of
all varieties were feeding, some of the water
being covered for acres with the fowl, until
their groups looked like islands in tho lakes.
These fow 1 seemed to be so used to the noise
of the trains that I did not see one move its
jKJsition through being startled by the can
iu all thai, distance.
"The day before I left Springfield I saw
a bushwhacker come into town with a mule
team load of deer carcasses of the finest kind.
I bought one simply to obtain the magnifi
cent head and antlers and all I paid for the
whole business was $1.25. There were at
least 200 pounds of the beat venison included
in the purchase. You could not get that
head and these horns here for less than $15.
Among the other large game reported pleutj'
and waiting for the hunter is bear. This
gentle creature more particularlj- affects
the jungles and swamps of northern Arkan
sas, aud if an unsuspecting sportsman is
going into "these parts he will have to keep
his eyes skinned to find thoroughfares un
obstructed bj bruin. The rynx, and now
and then that lelic of the daj-s when the
countrj- belonged to two-legged as well as
four-footed savages, the Aniercian panther,
still hold a land tenure in that garden
spot of the southwest, and I am told, greet
visitors after the manner of their kind. I
never dallj- with game of this kind, but I
know men who do, and what thej- saj maj
be depended on.
"I went out for a rabbit hunt a few daj-s
before I left home, and I got tired of tri"i
ping over them. That is no exaggeration,
for I give j'ou mj' word that thej' jumped
out from every bunch of brash and leaves
that laj in your path. After- bagging all
I could carrj I went to shooting quail for a
friend who was with me to bring back home.
These "birds actuallj paid no attention to
the gun at all, but the flocks I shot into
kept right on feeding as if nothing had hap
pened, and rather objected to mj- picking up
the ones I had shot. AVe .sjcak of graj- and
black squirrels out there as you might refer
to sparrows here, for they take possession
of towns and villages in about the same way.
Tho beauty of it all is that the later the
season grows the better the weather gets,
and any of you fellows can come out there
New Year's and strike it right, and spend
the remainder of the winter in clover. You
won't be apt to see much snow. The Ozark
region is the greatest couutry I know of,
and the water out there is immense. If
you want to have a good hunt come out
and see me, and leave all your medicine at
home." New York Sun.
Ton Balow Wanted "Musical Beer,"
I remember, when Aron Bulow was here,
I met that disciple of the ultra classic in
musical art frequently. On one occasion it
was at a Harvard concert, if I remember
right. Our seats chanced to be side by
side, and all through the performances he
kept murmuring. "Beautiful! Beautiful!"
in an ecstatic manner, but invariably ac
companying these little breathings of de-
light with a discontented grunt,
I thought at first that, while admiring the
music, be was disiileased by the manner in
which it was interpreted; but he invariably
applauded at the end of each performance,
aud with every appearance of suncerity.
This was perplexing; but the great man was
eccentric, and I attributed his grunting
to some peculiarity that bad fastened upon
At the end of the concert we went forth
together, and were scarcely in the street
when he touched my arm and said, without
further preparation: "I am dying to be
vulgar, commonplace; anything but respect
able. Respectability is driving mo crazy. I
want to hear some common music. Take
mo where I can be Irunk on musical beer.
I am tired of musical Burgundy!"
I thought he was posing for effect; in
fact, I think so now; but he assured me
that he was iu solemn earnest; that he was
eager to hear what he called "some de
lightful disreputable music." in some place
whero he could lie back aud listen to "ex
quisitely incorrect harmony and charmingly
disgraceful tunes, only sixteen rhjthmical
bars in length." He desired to obtain this
luxury iu some out of the way place not
likely to bo visited by the tone elect, and
forced, "as the son-in-law of Liszt and part
owner, with AVagner, of Mrs. Von Bulow,"
to blush for his degraded musical appetite.
I made au appointment with him to go
to a musical show, when he grasped my
hand heartily, and greetal.nuias his "lieber
Mephistopheles." Before night, however,
I received a note from him, iu which he
said: "Paradise is not for me. I am a
coward. I'm chained to high art. I dare
not go. AA'eep for nie! 1 have Iwught a
collection "f negro melodies arranged for
the accordion. Over these I will gloat in
the privacy of my own chamber. Come to
me .to-morrow. AVe will enjoy them to
gether. If you know au accordion virtuoso
bring him with you. But remember; to
him I am not Von Bulow, but Mr. Schultze."
Boston Saturday Gazette.
SEVEN WAYS OF MARRYING,
With Attending Kxene Varying from
SI to fcl.OOO The Most Popular.
There are seven searate and distinct
ways in which the nuptial knot may bo
tied, the attending expense of the different
modes varying from 1 to $1,000. The
least exieiLsi w, and the one seldom adopted,
except in cases ot ulopeiuent, is that afforded
bj the justice's office. There a couple can
be firmly united iu the space of a mmute
for a small sum. It is customary for a
groom to dress as he may please when the
marriage is to be performed by a justii-e,
und a dress suit would be sadly out of place
iu the musty law office. The one great ad
vantage of the justice shop marriage is its
As some people object to toing married
by a justice of the peaisj, preferring the
sanction of the church in addition to that
of the law, the young ieopIe may visit a
parsonage instead of a justice's office with
the same preparation. The ceremony may
be fully as informal when 'lerfoimed at the
uunister's home, the only difference biiig
that not less than :, and, letter still, $5
or 10, should Ihj paid for the service,
although there is no fixed sum charged. The
most popular cere nnuy uuioiig lUl'le who
do not class themselves as in "society," and
also among many w ho do. is a quiet home
wedding, where the bride is attired in a
suit of plain white or a traveling dress, and
the groom in a plain black or brown busi
ness suit, where oulj a few friends and
relatives are present. The affair is infor
mal, perhaps a modest supier or lunch being
served ufter the ceremony is performed,
and the entire expense to the groom leiug
covered by $20, or even less. This is the
most popular wedding ceremony, aud this
is the waj- in which fully 25 per cent, of
j'oung people are married.
Next in point of favor an-1 inexpensiveness
is the informal church wedding, being simi
lar iu all things except that the service is
performed within the jwrtals of the church.
If the affair is stiictlj private, the bride
and groom niaj" Ik? unsupported, or have
brdiesmaids ami groomsmen, as they please.
In the latter case full dn-v. suits should lie
worn, increasing the exeiis. "The full
dress wedding," as it iifty le called when
the ceremony is performed at home, is next
in favor. Elaborate trousseau, full dress
suits, bridesmaids unit groomsmen , flowers
iu abundance, and a host of invited guests
are the requisitesT followed bj' a leception,
feast or lunch, as the contracting iarties
The seventh and last, and most popular,
is the full dress affair performed iu church.
Among people who desire to create a stir
in society this is the favorite. It is expen
sive, and iu many cases unsatisfactoi-y.
Cigar Lotting Their Flavor.
Not long ago a iriend sent me from Cuba
a box of cigars of a brand we used to smoke
with great gusto during our wanderings
together through the ever faithful isle.
AVhen I lighted the first one I found it hor
ribly ill flavored, i tri.xl another with the
same result, aud so learned that the whole
lot had been spoiled. The ship had, it
seems, a rough passage, with much wet
weather, and the damp air of the store
room had taken all the flavor out of my
Patriotas. Happening to mention this fact
to a nicotine expert, he said:
"That happens verj" often. Cigars of
certain brands have to be packed scientific
ally in order to endure a voyage'without in
jury. Others do not seem to suffer at all
bj the change of air. Cuban tobacco
stands the, sea air better than unj- other.
The best cigars made in Santo Domingo, for
instance, cannot be exported at all. They
become perfect cabbage leaves on their
voj-age and never recover their flavor.
Yours will get most of their flavor back
when they dry. Damp weather injures all
cigar, anyhow. Take notice on the next
wet day how differently jour pet brand
tastes and how badly it bunts. A moder
ate amount of moisture in the air is neces
sary to bring out the flavor of a good cigar,
but too much just as certainly destroys it."
Alfred Trumble in New York News.
Jay Gould's Son George.
"The other day I rode on the elevated
road opposite George Gould and could not
help observing that he is much more j'outh
ful in appearance than his age as given in
the newspajiers would warrant. He is
often credited with being 27 or 28 j-eors of
age. In fact he was
O- ruiint rilil . tHo
J.., .,. w.
third day of February last
18 or 10 years old when he had been made
vice-president of the AVestem Union Tele
graph company and a director in most of
the Gould properties. Under the old con
struction iu the courts requiring directors to
be of legal age, Mr. Gould could not have
occupied a place iu any directory if his
acts bad been challenged by any of the
stockholders. By decisions of the higher
courts, however, it is now held that if a
majority of the directors are of legal age
the actions of the board cannot be success
fully disputed. New York Tribune.
HU Last Trip.
It ws at Liverpool docks. A jiarty of
American tourists were about to take the
steamer for home. As they stalked along
the gangway to the tender's deck, one of
the three paused in the center, and stretch
ing out his encumliered hands, dramatically
addressed the surrounding scenery.
there is," he hoarsely exclaimed, "one blar
sted Britisher on this confounded island that
I haven't given a quarter to, let him come
forward txnl get it. It's his last chance!"'
Theu he stalked ou board with an air of
great relief. The Argonaut.
A New Paint for WU.
For painting walls or other objects ex
posed to dampness, a mixture has come
into extensive use In German formed of
verj ti"e 'ron fillings and linseed oil varnish.
AVhen the material to be painted is subject
to frequent change of temperature, linseed,
oil end amber varnish are added to, the
first two coats. The paint may be applied
to wood stone or iron, and, In the case of
the latter, it is not necessary to free it from
rust. New York Sun.
nd the largest Paid i Cask Capital
any bank in this part of the State.
Authorized Capital of $250,000,
A Surplus Fund of - $20,000,
" Deposit receded and interest paid on
JSfDrafu on thi princtp d cltia ia thi coun
try and Europe bouxht aud sold.
fctf-follectioas and all other busina-w rflvda
prompt HUtl carufid attention.
1IKKMAN P. ILOKHLKICH.
Y. A. McALiaaU'KK,
JOHN W. KAKl.Y,
1). T. SI m x. SI. D. F. .1. Scnuo. SI. D.
Drs. MAETYIT ft SCHUG,
(J. S. Examining Surgeons,
lx-al Surgeons, Union Pacific, O., N. X
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