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VOL. XVIIL-NO. 22.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1887.
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WESTERN COTTAGE ORGAN
THE DRESSING ROOMS.
N ACTRESS SPEAKS POINTEDLY OF
A GREAT GRIEVANCE.
Accommodations Out of Town That Are
Disgrace to Managers Experience In
a Ien Infested With Villainous Cock
Tho radiant adolescent was talking to the
sunny haired actress, or rather was drawing
her out and doing tho listening. Hewosono
of t!ioe little, stagey men who blink and look
wLo when thoy know nothing about the sub-JL-ct
in hand, and who maintain an appear
ance of blandly stolid imbecility when their
miud is not quite a blank.
"And so they treat you so badly behind the
scenes f he said smoothly, as the sunny haired
acta ess tried to clean a pink satin slipper with
ammonia and then made a wry face because
the pungent chemical "went up her nose"
ruthlessly. "I wouldn't stand it, by Jove, not
for a minute,"
"OntycTou. would," said the httle lady,
making another ammonia dab; "you'd stand
a great deal more than I do; you'd jump if
you got the chance, ha! ha! You see, we all
expect too much. Now, before I went upon
tho stage I used to imagine that each evening
I should bo shown to a dainty little dressing
room, richly carpeted, handsomely furnished,
lie-looking glassed, be-cbuired and be-sofa'd.
I waVidiotic enough to suppose that the man
agement would supply a wardrobe in which
I could keep my dresses, my properties and
everything to which I laid claim. Instead of
all this oh, my heart sinks when I remember
"You don't mean to say that you don't get
decent places to dross and undress inf" asked
tlw radiant adolescent, possessing himself of
a pink slipper and standing it on its little big
IS THE OUT TOWNS.
"Listen," she said tragically, striking an
attitude like the favorite iose of Fanny Dav
enport in "Fedora." "I'm not going to tell
3-ou anything about New York dressing
rooms, because well, I don't know very
much about them, and my engagements
ahem! call mo principally U tho provinces,
but 1 can tell you all about the accommoda
tions out of town. They are simply villain
ous. They are a disgrace to the managers of
theatres. Now, in one town I visited I
won't mention names I was shown my dress
ing rcom by the manager himself, who told
me Le thought it such an improvement on
the general run of dressing rooms. It was
a uooden liox, not as large as one
of the bathing rooms at the Battery
baths. On one of the walls was a piece
of cracked mirror, which made my poor nose
look as though it were cut up into sections,
and gave me a ghastly tint which no amount
of rouge would remove. There were chinks
everywhere, and if there had been one of
those peeping Toms, ono of whom frightened
Mrs. Langtry so much at Birmingham, I
grieved to think of the predicament I should
have been in. Was it cold Well, I should say
it was. That night I shivered in my poor lit
tlo slippers those very pink satin ones. I
came to the theatre from a hot dining room,
iu the full process of digesting my rejiast.
You can imagine with what danger to my
health I was forced to undress, put 011 a low
bodice, and stand with trembling shoulders
while I rouged myself, gloved myself, and
concluded myself. If my constitution hadn't
become accustomed to such exposure I should
have died. I'm going to tell you more terrible
things. At ono theatro I went to, I was
positively shown to a dressing room without
a door not a vestige of one. If I chose to
dress in it, I must do so in spite of the stage
carpenters and men of all work who passed
"But you didn't choose, I trustf
"No, I thought it best not to do so. I de
clined to divest myself of a stitch until a tem
porary door of some kind or other had been
rigged up for ine. Of course the men of all
work were most unwilling to help me, so I
kept every one waiting by first hunting for a
bhect, nailing it carefully where the door
should have been, and then, dressing. Next
day I found a door a brand new thing, but
still a door, and though it had no lock, I was
very thankful for it
AX IXFESTED DEN.
"While I was still new to the business,"
continued the sunny haired actress, sitting
down by the radiant adolescent, "I had to
play the part of a bride in a little far away
p'.aco with one theatre a grand opera house,
of course, where grand opera never could,
would or should be heard. I had a magnifi
cent white satm dress, on which I prided my
self extremely. I caused it to be9enttothe
theatre to my dressing room to await mo
therein the evening. I went early. I may
say that I was feeling very nervous and un
strung, and when feel like that simpering
everything upsets me. Well, the evening
came. I was shown to my dressing room.
Such a place! Such a vile, cold, contempti
ble, bare den! I was undressed and was just
taking up my white bridal robe to put on,
when to my disgust, my horror, my loathing,
I saw insects crawling over it. I uttered a
shriek, dropped it, and I think I fainted.
Anyway I don't remember how two of my
colleagues got Into my room, but there they
were. My den was literally infested as with
a plague. There were cockroaches in all di
rectionscockroaches to right, cockroaches
to left the most disgusting, "persistent, con
tinuous stream of the to me terrible little
insects. What could I do! I had either to
put my dress on or disappoint the audience
and relinquish my salary- I put my dress
on. I went shudderingly through my part,
but my cockroaches kept making mo a mental
visit, and when the critics next morning said
that I seemed to be playing with a preoccupied
mind I think they were tolerably correct in
"In a very great many theatres," she went
on, "you find the walls of your dressing room
if you can dignify them by the name of
walls covered with legends which somo
playful predecessor iu a fit of abstraction has
left to immortality. They are mostly excla
mations, and though thoy are biblical they
are not elegant. You get weary of 'Jumping
Jehosaphat' and 'Holy Moses, when you see
them at intervals of half an inch where your
wall paper ought to be. I tell you that the
dressing room nuisance is one of the biggest
nuisances of the day to us. We stand not
the least chance of having their condition
ameliorated. We are in the hands of tho
managers. They can do as they like with us.
Our grievances can never be ventilated, as
no one is sufficiently interested in us to help
us. People only care for what they can see.
They know that we always, or generally, look
nice, and it is a matter of complete indiffer
ence to the general public by what means we
look nice, in many respects ours is a thank
less profession there's no doubt about that."
And the radiant adolescent, looking .up in
her face, did not dare to express a doubt, and
as bis face was a gentle blank on all occa
sions he had no difficulty in appearing pleas
ingly vacuous. New York Times Interview.
A FREE LUNCH SALOON.
PatroBs of the Institution Briefly De
scribed Edibles Given Away.
A dozen men who had the appearance of
"galley" slaves sat at tables in the saloon, at
whose door hung a white oil cloth sign an
nouncing "Chicken stew to-day. r A similar
sign at tho side of the door began, "Free
lunch from 12 to 2 o'clock," and went on to
specify the roast beef, Frankfurt sausage and
other delicacies that were on tap inside.
"Do many peoplo lunch here regularlyf"'
was asked the bartender.
"A great many workingmen, like those you
see at the tables, patronize us," he said.
"They get with a glass of beer for five cents a
bowl of soup and bread that would cost from
ten to fifteen cents in a restaurant. Then
there is a table near the door with more sub-
stantisl edibles; so they get a good meal very
cheap, it's a mlstate to tninc tnoc onij
tramps and loafers eat free lunches. A num
ber of lawyers who live in outlying districts
or the suburbs come in here for a bite during
tho day. Many clerks save their money by
"Do any respectable persons live on freo
"A few who are out of work or in hard lines
do. A teacher of German on the north side
has lived on free lunches all winter, ilis
wages were garnisheed, and he didn't know
enough about law to protect his rights.
Ho does a little outside work occasionally,
and makes enough to buy three or four glasses
of beer a day. With each glass he eats a
"A man who once figured on the board of
trade and made $1,000 a month does nearly
all his eating at free lunch tables. He lost
his money and his nerve on tho same corner.
A great many men out of work, men who
havo been used to better fare, would bo
objects of public charity or 6tarve if the
saloon lunches were not within easy reach.
We ueyer refuse a decent looking man who
looks hungry, but fire out tramps and loafer;
when thoy move on our layout Free lunche
arc not charitable arrangements, butJtUey. J
are often a tneeBMVJssfsnJr worthy peoplc:,'
In one down town saloon, where an extra
quality of soup is served, the crowds at noon
time can scarcely be accommodated. Often
the tables are all filled and the patrons stand
a: omul tho room with a bowl in one hand
and a spoon in the other. A whole leg of
beef is boiled up in a huso caldron. The soup
costs the proprietor $20 a day, but he makes
a dear profit of $20 on each day's sales of
extra beer consumed. Saloon keepers know
that a light lunch neutralizes the effects of
many drinks, and the capacity of the drinkers
is, as it were, enlarged by the lunches. Poli
ticians who fix up tickets, gossipcrs who
have nowhere else to loaf and men who are
out for a time are liberal patrons of the lunch
stands. Chicago News.
THE ODIOUSNESS OF TROUSERS.
They Ueveal Inequality of Wealth A
Plea for Knee Breeches.
No article of clothing more distinctly re
veals the condition of a man's purse than the
trousers. The fraying at the lower edge of
the leg, which is sure to come with much
wear, is generally taken as a sign of very nar
row means, and the bagging at the kneo,
which is also inevitable, besides producing a
foundered appearance, like that of a horse
which is "gone" in the forelegs, is a sign that
a man has only one or two pairs. It is as
sumed by the world generally that nobody
would wear trousers bagged at the knee, with
nil the term applies, if ho could afford the
number of changes necessary to prevent this
phenomenon. In fact, almost tho only
marked difference remaining in our day be
tweeii the clothes of a man of fortune and
leisure and those of a toiler of moderate
means lies in the straightness and smooth
ness which mark the trousers legs of the
former. His wardrobe always contains a
great many pairs. At any theatre, too, the
makeup of a fwor teacher or literary man, or
poor devil of any kind, includes invariably a
pair of baggy trousers.
And though last not least, the condition of
the trousers in muddy weather is something
which it is painful to dwell on, the conver
sion of an inch or two of the bottom into a
wet and filthv tiand is only preventable by
turning them up, and w all know how this
looks. An effort has recently been made to
meet tho struggles of ineii of few trousers to
escape the bagging at tho knee by an inven
tion of a machine called "tho trousers
stretcher." which is literally a metal rack ou
which offending trousers are stretched over
night, mid the deformity effaced by a power
ful tension in the direction of their length. It
may, thereforo, be said that on the whole the
knee breeches were the more democratic of
the two. They undergo no degeneration in
wear, except what comes from tho actual de
struction of the cloth. They reveal nothing
as to the condition of a man's wardrobe until
they reach their last stage. They always
look neat and tidy, and do not come in con
tact with the mud, leaving that to bo en
countered by a boot or stocking which can
be readily changed. But they are in summer
a hot garment, owing to their fitting so
closely around the knee a defect, however,
which is perhaps compensated by the possi
bility, without damage to appearance, of
making them very loose.
They are, too, now making a gallant effort
to regain their old supremacy and oust the
trousers. They havo made conquests of most
of the sporting men and athletes, and have
made considerable gains in the continental
armies. The Turks, who abandoned them
under, Mahmoud, the reformer, for tho (on
them) hideous trousers, havo gone back to the
breeches. Some faint attempts have beeu
made to introduce them again into evening
dress, but these have failed, owinir in Dart to
the light and frivolous character of those who i
have made them. If undertaken in a serious !
spirit by any of the crowned heads, or by
great warriors and statesmen, or in this coun
try by great railroad men or tock operators
the enterprise would probably succeed, New
How G. IV. Cable Commenced.
"What kind of work did I do on The Pica
yune? That's a question, and there is where
the trouble came in. There was no such thing
as a division of labor in those days, and each
man had to do anything and everything that
might turn up. I had stipulated at first not
to do certain kind of reporting, and this
didn't please the old man very well. It was
one of his rules that each man should do
whatever was required of him, and I became
rather in the way. Thpn I wanted to be al
ways writing, and they wanted me to be
always reporting. This didn't work well, and
so when the sununer came on, and they began
to reduce expenses, it was intimated that my
resignation would be accepted. I vowed that
I would never have anything to do with a
newspaper again, and I went back to book
keeping. I was in a large cotton house, and
I kept their accounts for a while, until I
finally offered to take entire charge of the
counting room at so much salary per year,
and hire what assistance I wanted. This
suited the firm as well an it did me, and be
gan to do more and more literary labor.
Finally I employed a cashier, and all day 1
would write at my aesk, only being consulted
by him on important matters. I was making
a liegiuning then. I first carried on a weekly
column in The Picayune, but it wasn't very
pleasant to work for a naper managed by a
lourd of directors, and at last I quit it This
writing of trifles after a while grew weari
some, and I resolved to put it into stories.
But it was not until six years ago that I
abandoned mercantile pursuits entirely for a
purely literary life. I drifted into it in the
most natural way in the world, and I wouldn't
abandon it now for all the fortune that could
be made elsewhere," Q. W. Cable in New
A Safe Blower's Methods.
One of the cleverest safe blowers in the
country is in the employ of a safe manufact
urer in this town. He has served time after
time in the penitentiary The ease with which
burglars get away with safes shows con
clusively that some man situated like this ex
convict furnishes tnem with information con
cerning the newest locks and improvements,
so that they are able to demolish the front of
a safe by boring a single holo through a cer
tain place in the door and exploding it with
dynamite. Chicago Herald.
Commodore Vanderbllt's Clairvoyant.
The late Commodore Vanderbilt was one
of the strongest men we ever knew, and
yet he labored under the delusion
that a clairvoyant whom be had onco met
was able to tell from a mere inspection of
a lock of hair the trouble that the owner of
the hair suffered from. We repeatedly beard
him avow bis belief in this clairvoyant, and
knew him once to send a member of congress
to her for treatment New York Ledger.
OLD CURIOSITY SHOP.'
A PLACE FULL OF STRANGE AND
Tainting Worth a Fortune Alexander
Hamilton's Dueling ristols A South
erner's Mistake A Package of Dia
monds Story of a Photograph.
uYes, I have received many curious mid
antique articles since I began business thirty
five years ago," said Robert Taggart to a re
porter tho other day. Mr. Taggart is a pio
neer in the storage business and his establish
ment is filled with old objects, each of which
has on interesting history.
"Now, among a vast collection of fine paint
ings which I got in the course of busi
ness," continued Mr. Taggart, "are two
which I have been told time and again are
originals by Rubens. One represents tho
adoration of the Saviour in tho stable of
Bethlehem. Tho subject of the other I do
not know, as I have never met any one who
could tclrine. There is on inscription on this
picture iu one of the dead languages, I be
hove, because I have never been ablo to find
any one learned enough to translate it Tho
picture represents a queen on a magnificent
throne giving orders apparently to some of
the royal guards."
"How did you become possessed of the
pictures " asked tho reporter.
"The day tho first gun was fired at Fort
Sumter a gentleman who was very well
known here then and hated equally as well
for his avowed sympathy with tho southern
cause came into my place and told me ho in
tended going south and aiding tho Confeder
ates with his money and every way else ho
could. He asked me to take his household
furniture ou storage,
"You won't have to keep them long," he
said. "The south will win sure, and I'll re
turn to New York, for I can't live anywhere
NEVER CALLED VOB.
"I took his furniture, but it has never leen
called for. Ho raised a regiment south and
fell at Bull Hun with his two sons at his side.
Ho had no near relatives to mourn his loss and
so I havo his furniture stilL The Rubensen
were among his chattels aud also a picture of
Murillo, for which I had I kxjii offered $30,000,
There is practically no price ou the Rubonses.
Besides tiioso pictures mentioned 1 havo as
fine a gallery of iiaintings as any connoisseur
would wish to look at I havo always beeu
fond of pictures and never tried to dispose of
any of them, although somo of them would
bring fabulous prices."
Among other articles which Mr. Taggart
showed to the reporter was a pair of beauti
ful dueling pistols inlaid with solid gold and
silver, which are the ones, Mr. Taggart says,
used by Alexander Hamilton in his deadly
encounter with Burr on the Elysian fields,
where Weehawkeu is now growing up. Tho
pistols were once owned by Gen. Grant, but
they passed from him to another branch of
the family, aud finally came into the posses
sion of a Broadway jeweler, who is unfor
tunately addicted to drink. During one of
his periodical sprees he placed the pistols,
with somo other property, on storago with
Mr. Taggart in order to raLte money enough
to continue his debauch. He never called for
the weapons and tho man's wife wants them
sold, as she says she hates to see them lying
around the house when her husband is on u
" About two months ago," said Mr. Tag
gart, "a well dressed middle aged man came
into my place and, handing me a small
chamois bag, asked me how much I would
ask to keep it for him for a day or two with
out examining the contents. 'Twenty-five
cents,' I replied.
AN OUTRAGEOUS PRICE.
"Well, sir, tho fellow kicked like a mule.
He swore he wouldn't pay such an outrageous
price, and finally beat me down to twenty
cents for two days. Next day a detective from
the Central office came in looking for such a
bag, and told me the fellow who had left it
with mo was a famous western crook and
that he had him locked up in the Tombs. I
'went down there with the bag, which was
opened iu presence of the judge and found to
contain diamonds valued at nearly $100,000.
It surprised me that a man wishing and think
ing ho could safely conceal such a plunder
would kick about tho cost, especially when
you consider the little I asked him.
"Oh, this is the saddest thing I ever recol
lect," continued Mr. Taggart, as he showed
the reporter a photograph of a laugh iug, fresh
faced, curly haired girL "She came into my
place one day about two years ago and put a
few little effects in storage. Next morning
she jumped from a ferryboat into the North
river. When her body was recovered my re
ceipt for her furniture was all that was found
on her. I buried her and then proceeded to
trace her history. It was the old story. She
was the darling daughter of a curate in a
little country town in the north of the state.
A city stranger met and wooed her secretly
and she finally consented to elope with him.
When thoy came to this city be deceived her
further by a mock marriage, and when he
finally deserted her she found out that he was a
gambler. Then she determined to kill herself.
Her sad aid, which I could not help telling
her father and mother, broke tboir poor old
hearts and they soon followed her to tho other
Among many other curious things which
Mr. Taggart has ore skeletons, coffins, grand
fathers' clocks, horses, sheep, cows, in fact all
kinds of anneals and fowl, and as a curiosity
shop in every respect his plav cannot be
beaten. New York Journal Interview.
Few Know What They Drink.
"It is a fact," said a somewhat famous
mixer of fancy drinks last evening, "that thero
are very few good judges of liquor. It is a
very old chestnut to set out whisky when
brandy is called for, and not one in ten can
tell the difference, I havo often been told by
a customer that he had never tasted finer
brandy when ho was drinking a very ordi
nary whisky. There are few jieople who can
distinguish between high and low priced
wines. I remember nearly splitting my sides
once luughing at a man who was ordering
champagne. He was drinking Werner's
American extra dry, mid told his friend how
be once drank it with M. Werner in Paris.
He thought it was tho highest priced French
wine until he found out tliat it was costing
him only a dollar a bottle. Then he wilted.
"Even manufacturers are sold. Once at a
convention of tho beer brewers of the coun
try I beard a brewer boast that he could
name any kind of beer with his eyes blinded.
We tried him, and when the handkerchief
was over his eyes we gave him nino sips out
of the samo glass and beard him name nine
different brands. That was very good sport
As a matter of fact, this telling liquors by
the taste is very delicate business. By mod
ern processes distillers can age liquors so as
to fool even tho old timers. Tho worst case I
ever struck was a fisherman who rowed me
down the river lost summer. I offered him a
swig out of a bottle containing very lino
whisky. He returned it, saying it was poor
stuff. I banded him a.bottle containing somo
'rot gut' I used to clean my gun. He took a
long pull, and said it was as good liquor as ho
ever tasted. Buffalo Courier.
HANDSOME MRS. KATE CHASE.
Pa Picture of the Lady who Baled
Washington Society Fifteen Tears Ago.
Some days ago an afternoon reception was
given by the wife and daughters of Mr. A. B.
Mullett, formerly supervising architect of
the treasury. Among the ladies receiving
with the hostess was Mrs. Kate Chase, as she
now calls herself the once famous and al
ways beautiful Kitty Chase. It was the first
time she had appeared at any social gathering
in Washington for many years, and this
woman, who fifteen years ago ruled Wash
ington society as it never was ruled before
or since, was not personally known to oner
fourth of the guests present Beside her stooC
her daughter Ethel a slim, indefinite kind of
a girl, possibly to be pretty, but nover to be
as handsome as her mother.
As for Mrs. Kate Chase, her beauty is of
that noble sort that ago cannot wither nor
custom stale. Besides, she is a woman who
has passed through great storms without lot;
ting them agitato her unduly. She is novv
nearly 45 years old, but she looks ten yearfc
younger. She has lost the first brilliancy.of
her youthful complexion, but sho can't help
being superb and distinguished. In tho day
of her power she was intensely feared and ad
mired, but never inspired or seemed to try
to inspire affection, so that tho animosj&y
she awkakeued on tho part of those who w
her for tho first time in many years assisting
at a party was of a critical kind. No doubt
this suited her quite as well, because pity is
something sho always disdained.
Shu u no longer rich, and inherits Chief
Justice Chase's financial inabilities in a marked
degree, .Tho sum of what she has now is the
small competence left by her father, who
lived and died a poor man. Whatever claim
sho has upon Canonchct is worth nothing
now, and this woman who could order twenty
two gowns with all accessories from Paris
not many years ago, an3T"repeai"the order
whenever she felt like it, appeared the other
day in the simplest kind of a black costume.
But it Mas nevertheless elegant and appro
priate, because it couldn't be anything else
with Kitty Chase as its wearer. She always
had a ierfect genius for clothes, and her
striking beauty gained effect from the style
in which sho dressed. Washington Letter.
A Young Indian's Self Torture.
Muzzab, a promising young Sioux Indian,
who is one of Buffalo Bill's attractions, re
ceived word tho other morning of tho death
of his brother at Pine Ridge agency, Dakota,
aud he began to mourn his loss in true Indian
fashion. He first uttered a prolonged series
of yells, shrieks and groaus that brought all
tho police in tho neighborhood to tho garden
and aroused all tho inmates of that extensive
structure who were taking a morning sleep.
Thoy all know what tho matter was and only
the uninitiated in Indian customs gathered
u round him to watch the proceedings. As the
fervor of his grief increased he drew his long
bowie knife from its sheath and began slash
ing his bared breast, arms mid legs with it
While tho blood from half a dozen wounds
was coursing down his body and forming red
pools at bis feet, he sat down and with tho
same bloody weapon liegoh whittling out
wooden pins about the thickness and length
of a lead pencil, which he sharpened to a
point During tho tinio that it took him to
manufacture a half a dozen of these he kept
up the loud, dismal howling, expanding in
volume as tho pain increased and the iools of
blood grew larger.
When tho skowers wero ready he caught
tho Meshy part of ono leg between the thumb
and the fingers of the left hand and drove tho
wooden pin into the flesh until the pin pro
truded. He did tho sauio to each limb, mid
also drovo a pin through cither choek. These
he allowed to remain for two hours, during
which time nono dared to speak to him or at
tempt to interfere. Among the Indians it is
on pain of instant death that one Indian
speaks to another who is in "mourning" until
after tho third day. After the Indian drew
out the pins he rolled himself from head to
foot in his blanket and crawled into ono of
the mangers, where ho lay all day without
food or drink, moaning and groaning and
occasionally breaking out into wild shrieks as
he thought of his loss. The blood stained
wooden pins were exhibited to many visitor.
to the garden, and thero were many applica
tions for them to be kept as mementoes.
'New York Tribune,
A Lady Ilailroad Stenographer Talk.
I havo often thought that the humdrum life
of a stenographer had a tendency to break
down and eventually drive out altogether tho
imaginative mid poetical in one's nature mid
make lifo practical in all its details. The
murmurings of poesy on moonlight, violets,
memories and hope, grate harshly against tho
whisperings of tho chief clerk ou subject of
drain tile and the tariff rate on wheat in car
loads, with the result of giving tho poem a
dry flavor, savoring of owner's risk with a
rebate. Leisure hours cannot be devoted to
poetry, because thought must be concentrated
upon rate quotations, billing directions, un
stamped tickets, while ono's dreams are filled
not with the beautiful, but with mocking
ghosts of rates, tariffs and waybills.
Inspiration may como at times, but so cer
tainly will also come tho rate clerk with tho
request to make a, hektograph copy of a lot of
per cent sheets, dreadful things with strings
of figures, not nice, even figures, but with
lots of fractions to them which must not be
J mi xls 1 up with the various other per cents.
Most of 1113 working hours are spent in arail-
road office, mid I have almost given up my
poetical dreams to look after shipments of
water pipes, stovo castings, potatoes, butter,
furniture, hams, hides, stoves, oil cakes,
lumber, beer, eggs, live stock, patent medi
cine, etc. Globe-Democrat
A Case of Necessity.
One expects a certain amount of "guff" in
newspapers. A particular class of writers de
light to strike false chords of sentiment aud
gush. Here's an incident I witucs&ed myself ,
which has tho merit of truth. I was coming
back from Jersey City. Tho ferry boat was
about to enter the flip, when a uinn near tho
forward door of the smoking cabin got up
1 aud said:
-Mates, I'm a workingmon, like the rest of
yez. I've got a wife mid three children home
to-day, starving. I'll grub for a living, do
anything an honest man can, but I wont ye
to help me now to tide me over the night"
Several voices exclaimed, uShut up; sit
down; we've heard that before." The man
kept his feet and faced tho crowd as it poured
through tho door. There was nothing of the
professional beggar about him, ho looked liko
what he undoubtedly was a striking coal
handler. I saw one passenger give him a
silver dollar. Many others gavo up smaller
coins. I lingered behind and heard a gentle
man tako down the fellow's nameaud address
mid offer him work; then the leggar was left
alonu in the cabin. I know tho world and
was suspicious. I went Imck awl looked into
tho cabin window, cxecting to see the
"workingnian" counting out his money and
prciaring for a raid ou tho next loat load.
Tho poor fellow was down on his knees before
a seat, with his head buried in his hands,
sobbing like a child. I felt particularly
small mid sneaked olf the boat. The moral
of this is: Don't necessarily blackguard a
man because he is compelled to strike. New
The Chestnut Bell Outdone.
The inventor of the chestnut bell was !e
fore the patent office yesterday endeavoring,
to patent an improvement on his previous
atrocious invention. Tho improvement con
sists of an attachment, which will probably
givo a new lease of life to the now obsolete
chestnut bell. Tho new devico consists of an
elastic band connected with the Ijell, but fas
tened to tho other side of the waistcoat
When the bell is struck a miniature rat runs
across tho breast of the wearer and stops in
full view of the victim. To make it more
effective, tho word "rats" in white letters on
a black background h inscribed on the
rat Tho inventor wanted a patent that
would cover not only the device, but tho
word "rats" also, his idea being to prevent
any infringement on this expression. After
due deliberation the examiner decided that so
necessary a word as "rats" was not patentable
and declined to grant tho monopoly to the
enterprising inventor. The other features of
tho devico- wero favorably acted upon.
The Religious Press.
The Rev. Waldo Messaros, of Philadelphia,
Baid from his pulpit the other day: "Few men
read tho religious press; it is not vivid
enough; there is too much patchwork, too
much staleness, and there is not the enterprise
of the secular jireas."
THE UNION DEAD THAT WERE
BURIED AT ANDERSONVJLLE, GA.
An Explanation Concerning the Death
Register Beautiful Appearance of the
Cemetery Graves at tho Unidentified.
The Bows ef Tombstones.
Let us turn to the cemetery. This is situ
ated about half a milo northeast of the station
at Anderson ville, and comprises about twenty
four acres of beautifully undulating grounds,
with many natural features not to be found
in tho spot from which we havo just turned.
The appearance of the cemetery has been en
tirely changed sinco war days. ' Then it was
but a rude field. The dead were buried in
trenches seven feet wide, four feet deep and
from fifty to 150 yards long. No coffins were
used, but the twisted, emaciated forms of tho
dead prisoners were laid side by side, ar.d at
the head of each was driven aUttle stake, on
MJjtfchwas painted a number corresponding
tothe number of the body on thaikeBkxjNjis
ter. - Tfe cemetery was a direful necessity,
and no extra pains wero taken with it Not
before June, 1865, was any step taken toward
inclosing the ground and marking the graves
so that they could be identified in the future.
A word of explanation respecting the death
register is perhaps necessary that the reader
may see why only 021 out of 12,703 lack
identification. When a prisoner died his
comrades reported to the registrar of the
dead, a prisoner appointed for that purpose,
near the wicket at the south gate. Tho
registrar recorded the name, state, regiment,
company, rank and date of death of tho dead
man aud assigned him a number. Thus each
corpse was numbered, and as they were car
ried out in tho dead wagon for burial care
was taken to inter iho bodies in order and
mark each with a numbered stake. All this
was done by prisoners detailed for that work,
mid hence the care that wffi; exercised.
IDENTIFYING THE GRAVES.
Thus, when Janien B. Moore, assistant
quartermaster United States army, was ap
pointed to care temporarily for tho dead nt
Audersonvillo, he had no difficulty with the
aid of tho registry that had been kept in
identifying most of tho graves. With a
f..rce of several hundred men ho proceeded to
lay out walks, fence in tho grounds and
mark the graves with painted head board.
About 120.000 feet of pine boards wero thus
used. Of course, somo stakes liad been re
moved and somo directions on the registry
wero iuqierfect; but tho caro that was taken
is a credit to those who had tho matter in
The work then lteguu so timely has since
been untiringly kept up. Tho cemetery now
presents a beautiful apjicarance. Tho grounds
are nicvly laid out and neatly kept The
whole is inclosed by a brick wall about five
and a half feet high, tho plainness of the wall
being relieved by neatly constructed twenty
foot panels, which are supported by square
pilasters, tho pilasters beiug carried above the
top course of the wall. The fine iron gates
aro always open to visitors, who flock to tho
placo by hundreds.
From the center of a diamond shaped plat
rises a Hag staff 011 which tho stars mid striies
are to be Hcen Hying from sunrise to sunset,
except iu inclement weather. Near by are
stationed a couple of cannon, mounted on
stone bases. From this point radiate four
finely kept avenues, about twenty feet wide;
parallel rows of largo water oaks cast on them
an abundant ehado; brick gutters on either
side keep thein well drained. 'Wweour section-;
of the cemetery are idso well shaded mid
iieautifully adorned with shrubs mid foliage
ROWS Or TOMBSTONES.
The graves, of course, ore as they wero
first formed. Tho pointed head lomtls that
Mr. JJooro erected have lieen taken away and
burned, and substantial white marble slabs
have been erected in their places. These
stones aro of two kinds, but thono of each
kind are uniform. Hero mid there, indeed,
aro stones tlat have been furnished by tho
family of tho dead, but tho majority aro of
the uniform make, f u. ufcucd by the govern
ment For tho graves of identified soldiers tho
tombstones are fiat, polished slabs, three feet
long, one-half being under ground, four
inches thick mid twelve inches wide. On the
face side is a raised shield, and ou this is
recorded the number, name, rank mid state
of him who sleeps below. This is neat, and
of course somewhat monotonous, but it is tho
best a generous minded public could do. For
the unknown soldiers the stones are four
inches square and project only live niches
above ground. The rows of graves aro about
tenor twelve feet apart Everything is so
neatly cared for, the spot is so replete with
memories, the symmetrical rows of tomb
stones aro so symbolic of a similar causa mid
an equal fate, the pleasant grounds are so
shady and quiet that ono feels the scene
deeply impressive. Hero and there, too, aro
found cast tablets there are some twenty-five
of them altogether bearing suitable inscrip
tions. Many of these are extremely beauti
ful, bringing to the visitor's mind the dignity,
heroism and suffering of the fallen soldiers.
Cor. Chicago Times.
ANCIENT ISRAEL IN IRELAND.
Did the Jews Contribute to the Popula
tion a Great Many Tears Ago?
Respecting the Anglo-Israel mania, a self
evident and undeniable proof of an early
settlement of Israel it ish tribes in tho United
Kingdom is afforded by names of towns, of a
nature which historians as well as ethnologists
admit Everybody will agreo that Dover, for
instance, is nothing else than a dialectical
form of tho locality Debir (Jcshua xiii, L'G).
Edinburgh is no doubt tho Eden town, and,
iu fact, there is an Edenic view from that
town. Eboracum (York) is either the town
of Ebcr or elso Ebros, " tho blessed towii,"
with a Latin termination. But let us take
London, whose derivation is still doubtful;
as a Hebrew namu we shall find it to lx Ian
Dan, "tho dwelling of Dan." Old 1mdon
was, therefore, inhabited by the Danites (i'r
haps a part of thorn went over to Den-mark,
although not yet claimed by tho Danes).
In the namu of Dublin is most likely to be
found 11 reversed form, that uiinio seeming
to be Dublau, the dwelling of Dub or Dob.
This woid, which means Usually in Hebrew
u bear, could dialectically mean a wolf (hard
ened from Zeeb). The wolf represents tho
tribe of Benjamin (Genesis xlix, 2T, finse
quently a pat t of tho Bciijainites settled in
Dublin, and that perhaps in the timo of
Jeremiah, who, it is known, camo over to Ire
land, married an Irish princess, and brought
over a copy of the law, which is now buried
in tho Mount Tara (from Thorah, tho law).
Tho tribal characteristic of "ravening as a
wolf" still continues to mark the descendants.
It is not unlikely that Phoenicians settled also
in England, which has long lieen suspected
from the frequently employed word litil us a
prefix ia Celtic localities. Could not Syden
ham mean "the homo of tho Sidouiauss" A
Neubauer in Notes and Queries.
"Interviewing Henry Ward fleerher.
Thero are probably but few newspaper re
porters in this city that liavo not interviewed
Henry AVard Beocher. The Plymouth pas
tor enjoys great popularity among the re
porters, for bo is accessible, genial, and, as a
rule, talkative, no is always ready to en
gage in a harmless bit of chaff with tho news
paper men, but ho will not brook insolence.
The last mentioned fact wa? recently im
pressed upou tk alleged mind of a swagger
ing youngster who said that he represented a
Brooklyn paper. A rumor that Mr. Beecher
was dead got started in some unaccountable
manner and spread liko wildfire. Reporters
by the score hurried to Mr. Beecher'a houso
and were there confronted by the famous
preacher hale and hearty. After a while
alone came a voobc man who. said to Mr,
Beocher with an impudent grin that be had
been sent by the city editor of The Brooklyn
"to find out whether Beocher was alive
"Well," said the Plymouth pastor, "I sup
pose you know who I onif
"Oh, yes," answered tho fellow pertly, "but
I would liko to havo it directly from you that
you aro not dead."
"Ah," murmured the stalwart pastor as he
laid a heavy hand on tho funny young man's
coat collar. Tho next instant tho young man
was held up in the air and shaken as a dog
would shako a sawdust dolL Mr. Beocher set
him down on tho sidewalk not any too gently
mid quietly remarked, "Now, you can go to
your city. editor and tell him' that you have
received actual proof that I am alive." New
Gathering: Sprnce Gum.
Sprucogum is obtained in the forests of
Canada, Maine, New Hampshire,- as4 Ver
mont The gf gatherers go.nianjfUcs
into tho forest, erect rude cabins, and 'each
ono remains until he has gathered 100
pounds. He "carries it homo, wlsere the
women and children clean it from all its im
purities, such as bark, twigs, mid other for
eign substaucos, and sort it into the dbTerewV
grades, all of which are known to the young
est child in the business. It is a big day's
work for a woman to clean and sort ten
pounds. While tho household is cleaning his
collection the gum gatherer returns to the
woods and works until ho has another batch,
and getting it is not easy or rapid work. The
gatherers go through the woods looking at
the virgin spruces. When the gum that
forms on the outside of tho trees is once re
moved the tree will never again yield enough
to mako it worth tho while of the gatherer to
visit ft So he must hunt out tho trees that
have escaped the notice of his class during all
tho years the woods havo been searched by
Tho gum gatherer carries a stout pole
which is jn sections liko a jointed fishing rod.
At one end of the pole a chisel is fitted snugly
to tho wood. Beneath tho chisel is a cup
holding half a pint When the gatherer dis
covers a mass of gum on a tree, no matter
bow high it may be, ho runs his chisel up
against it and cuts it off when it falls into the
cup. It is then placed in an oiled bag slung
across the back of the gatherer. So slow is
tho accumulation by tho collector, ordinarily,
that he considers himself fortunate if ho
gathers 10O pounds a month. New York
Losing Parcels In the Lobby.
The frequency of persons losing iarcels in
tho lobby here is greater than the public at
large supposes. It is ustonisiiing, too, the
celerity with which articlea aro snatched up
and made away with. Thoso who come hero
with intent to secure something stand
around and watch for an opportunity, when
the owner's back is turned for a moment Of
course if wo notice any one loafing around
the building we ask him to move 011, but ono
man can't watch all who como in hero. Tho
other day a satchel wa-i left 011 ono of tho
heating coils at one of tho windows, nud no
ticing it, I piek&l it up and was atout to lay
it away for safe keeping until called for.
Just as I was going off with it a lady rushed
in at the door and said, "Excuse me, sir, that
is my satchel." Of coursn 1 let her havo it,
and sho and her gentleman friend, who stool
at tho door, walked away. Shortly after
ward two other ladies camo in and asked me
about tlw samo satchel. 1 told them what I
had done witli it, and ut once saw that I had
been duped by a sharper. Fortunately it
contained nothing of great value. Po6tofiice
Watchman in Globe Democrat
Rheumatism aa an Inheritance.
This seems to bo a rheumatic year. The in
teresting but not welcomodLseasehas included
in its fraternal grip men and women without
distinction as to ages or social conditions.
Stalwart President Cleveland has not been ex
empted from the list of sufferers. It is a
mysterious malady, and though there are
thousands of remedies, there appears to bo no
cure for the plaguey complaint An old lady
who assumes to know all about its origin inter
viewed tho tomented writer of this para
graph, who has been a two months' sufferer
somewhat after this style: "Reuinatis is a in
herited disease; you got this from your
father or mother, didn't yen" Ans: "Not
that I know of." "Then you had it from yer
grandtherf Ans: "I think not" "Then you
certainly got it from yer great-grandthor."
Ans: "No, thero was no rheumatism known
in my family history. Perhaps some pf my
ancestors may havo been exposed to the heavy
wet during the deluge." "Look here, sir!"
exclaimed tho old lady, "I didn't come hero to
bo madu fun of," and out sho bounced. Bos
A New Heredity Needed.
All wise reform must commence with rec
ognizing tho fact of heredity, and that by
that law human ills are multiplied, mid by it
they may be diminished. It will do little
good to work for individuals here and there.
Such conditions must bo created as shall
make a new heredity possible. That cannot
be accomplished without improving the en
vironment of those to bo reached. If men
live in good houses, drink pure water, are
accustomed to frequent sight and contact
with those who are worthy of honor, have
given to them the inspirations which are es
sential to tlie best development, tho result
will be manifested in the next generation.
The generation following the French revolu
tion was distinguished by such an epidemic
of nervous diseases as had never been known
in French history. It was the result of the
terrific strain upon mind and heart mid nerve
of those delirious years. Amory H. Bradford
in Audover Review.
A Mysterious Society "Man."
A Boston man writes from Paris to a
friend: "You know, of course, tho exceedingly
breezy volumes of descriptions of society in
tho European capitals, written by a certain
ms-stcrious and exceedingly outspoken Count
Paul Vasili, that liave appearedl Well, I
have found out the identity of this mysteri
ous 'Count Paul. It is none other than
Mmc. Juliette Adam, the versatile and vi
vacious directress of The Nouvollo Revue,
whoso salon is the center of idl literary Paris.
Sho has been absent a good deal of late, and
well, when a Parisian, editor wrote to ask
Mme. for un' article the other day, she inad
vertently sent him an unpublished manu
script of Count Paul VasilL The editor
chargtul her at onco with liing tho 'man1
whom all Europe was iipeculating about, mid
she sent him an answer which dodges with
out denying." Now York Post
Treatment of Whooping Cough.
The following method of disinfection of
sleeping mid dwelling apartments and clothes
is recommended by M. Mohn iu tho treat
ment of whooping cough. It is said to cure
tho csiscs immediately. Tho children an
washed and clothed in clean articles of drest
and removed to another part of tho town.
The bed room and sitting room or nursery are
then hermetically sealed; all tho bedding,
playthings mid other articles that cannot be
washed are exposed freely iu the room, in
w hich sulphur is burned in the proportion of
twenty-Hie grams to tho cubic meter ol
sjiaco. The room remains thus charged with
sulphurous ueid for five hours, and is then
freely ventilated. Tho children return the
same day, aud may sleep and play in the dis
infected rooms. Lancet
Origin of the Custom.
Foreign Actor Tho final tableau of my
play Is invariably spoiled by American audi
ences. Omaha Man Why, in what wayl
"By the noise and confusion. The very
moment tho curtain liegiut to fall the people
jump up, look for wraps, fans mid what notf
and those who tire ready start out, completely
ruining the effect"
"Oh, well, wo get into that habit at church,
you know." Omaha World.
National Bank !
Authorized Capital of $250,000;
A Surplus Fund of - $20,000,
And the lancfftt Paid 1m Cassi Capital of
any bunk iu thin iart of tlte State.
ESDcposits recehed and interest iuid on
tSDrafts on tlu trinc ij.nl citif in thin coun
try and KuroM) bought and Mild.
tyColIoc'tiom nnd nil other buttinewt given
prompt and careful attention.
- ij- .
A. ANDKKSON. Pres't.
HKKMAN P. II.OEHLRK'H.
O.T. KOKN. Cashier.
J. P. UKf'KKK, HKHMAN OHHLK1CH.
(i.SCHUTTK. W. A. MoAlddSTEK.
JONAS WKLClf. JOHN W. KAKI.Y.
P. ANDKKSON. (1. ANDKKSON.
KOHEKT UIIUK. CAUL KK1NKE.
D. T. M mityn. M. D. F. J. Scuoo. M. D.
Dr. MARTYN ft SCHUO,
U. S. Examining Surgeons.
IjkhI Sinvisiinx, Union Pacific, ()., N. A
11. II. HmlM.AM.lt. ItV.
Consultation in Ccrnmn nod KnIisti. Tele
lipiifn nl olliceiiiul tvrudciii-frt.
JS'NMIiit on Olivit htrevt, next ti llnxtfiuli
rera Jeurlrj Store.
TTAMifcvi'oai ni:uKii. .,
I'llYSlC'l.lX .IA7 SUM t VOX,'
Platte Center. Nebraska. tt-y
ATTORXKV t Xni'AKY PUBLIC.
Otiieo m-tairs in lTeury'x building, corner .r
Olivound tlth strict. ;iKlU-H7y
L-IIV AND VOLLECTIOX OFFICE.
Upstnirtt Ernft biiihlhiii. 11th street.
K"Onlen left at Arnold' or at hi homo
will receive prompt attention. May 13'ift-tiin
Ul)I.I.IVt Ac KKKDEK,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office oyer First National Bank. liinibuH.
1 I. KVAH, .11. i..
FHYSICl.lX .IA') SiriMKuX.
Zrl)Qhi ami rooniH, Cluck building, 11th
tnit. telephone cominimicn! ion. .j
T ill. M.tMMKMilW,
A'nOltXKY if XOTAUY VUULIC.
l$r-iVAcf over First National irank, Colum
J35""PartieH tU-niriuK fiirvejinjc done can nil
ilretjs me at Columbus, Neb., or call at my otlico
in ( oiirt lloiwe. 5maSo,y
OTIC: TOT: A CHICK..
W. H. Tedrow, Co Supt.
I will l. at my ollicoin the Court HoiiMttliu
tliiril Situnhty of each month Tor tho examina
tion of teachers. :?J-tf
It. J. 4 HAM. VII.1.Y,
,?OHici. I lth Street. CommltatioEH iu Ku
Kiisn. treuchaud (h-rman. !marti7
Convey kmU between any iint. or the city.
Sana Hintnhle for lusterin and building j.ur-jh.m-(,
furnished in any jwrt of city or on lioard
cars at reasonable price. UlmarbTy
JOHN G. HKUilNS.
C. J. . KAKLOW.
HIGGIHS ft GA&L0W,
Specialty mado of Collection.- by C. J. (larlow.
r. P. RIJiVKK, .11. IK,
Chronlo Diseases nnd Siseasos of
Children n Specialtv.
?" Office on Olite xtreet. tin. t- tli-orn north of
First National hank. iM
Mth St., opposite Lindell Hotel.
Sells Harney, Saddle, Collar. Whij. Mankctn.
Curry Comb. HnirJit-H, trunki. valinw. biiizcy
tof, cuxhioiir. carriage trimiuiiiKH, Ac. at tho
Iowtmt itofeihlo price. Kciuiirs promptly at
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware!
Job-Work, Roofing and Gutter
ing a Specialty.
CryShop on Olive etrcet, 2 door north of
Rrodfuehrer'n Jewelry Stoiv. K-tf
lean live at home, nnd make more
money nt work for om, than at any
thing else in the world. Capital not
neeiltd: you an slatted free. Moth
exet: all hrc. Anyone can tlo tlie work. Luriiw
earning sure from first r tart Cootly outfit and
terms fite. fcettw not delay. Coota jou nothing
t(teiid u. your ruldreiiH and fiml out; if jou are
wine you will do o at once. 11. Hallkit J: Co.,
Portland. Maine. dec'J2-Vy
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