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VOLUME XXV. NUMBER 2.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 1894.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,250.
THE OLD RELIABLE
Columbus - State - Bank J
(OliMt Bask ia tk lUtt)
Pays Interest on Time Deposits
Kates Loans on Real Estate
MHfcS BIGHT DBAVT1 61
OAafca, Ckieac. Jfw Tark ami al
SILLS : STEAMSHE? : TIOXETI.
BUYS GOOD NOTES
Lad Help it Customer when they Neod Hl-
OFFICERS 15D DI RECTO II I
LEANDER GERHARD, Pree't.
B. H. HENRY, Vic PreVt
JOnN 8TA DEFER. CuU
Authorized Capital of - $500,000
Paid in Capital, - 90,000
C. II. SHELDON. I'reVt.
II. 1. H OEHLRICH. Vice I'rcs.
CLARK GRAY. Cashier.
DAXI I.L SCH RAM. Ass't Cash
H.M Vivi.ow, II. 1'. II Or.ni.mcn.
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ltanlcof iieposlt: Interest allowed on time
deposits: lmy anil sell exchange on United
States and Kurope. and luy and sell avail
able socurnle.. We hall be pleased to re
ceie your business. We solicit jourpat
First National Bank
A. ANDERSON, J. H. GM.LEY.
President Vice Pres't.
O. T. ROEN. Cashier.
O. ANDERSON. T. ANDERSON.
JACOB QREISEN. HENRY RAGATZ.
JAMES Q. REEDRIt.
Statement of (be Condition at tlic Close
of Business Julj 12, 1SJ3.
Loans and Discount f 24l,'4r.T 57
Real Irstatc Furniture and Fix
tures lG.Tsl 9)
U.S. HoihW -.... J5.UO0I
Due from other banks.... S?7.s7fi 31
Cash on Hand 21.N57 X K.m SO
Total SB,lj "W
Tapital Stock paid in
Surplus Fund .. .
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... 2TI.I19 37
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HENRY GASS, I
Cofliiis : and : Metallic : Cases !
tW Repairing of all kinds of Ujrtiol
Mf COLU.MBCS. NEBRASKA
is rnnrAitrit to m-iimmi anything
ItLOL'lIlEI OK A
Don't need to wait until Arbor Day.
Plant trees now.
Teeumseh tliis year will have four
more saloons thanlast.
All the teachers in Fair bury have
been secured for another year.
S. A. Hewlings fc Co., grocers of
Wayne, have been eloscd by their cred
itors. The Missouri river at Decatur has
done much damage by the washing
A stojk company is being formed to
put in an electric light plant at Tal
magc. The mayor of Lincoln has issued an
order removing all wine and card rooms
Table Rock is to have a ball team of
which the citi.ens hope to be proud at
the end of the season.
The mail on all Nebraska roads is
now being weighed. This occurs every
four years and lasts for thirty-four days.
Will Ilrown of Dodge has just re
turned from Oregon, where he pur
chased 7,.00 sheep for next winter's
Conscienceless sneak thieves at Fre
mont stole a calf from a widow named
Hanson, whose only support was taking
The Nebraska Farmer says that every
farm in Nebraska, if managed on busi
ness principles, should pay six per cent
on the investment.
Hartington is enjoying a building
boom this spring, and new structures
are reported as springing up like mush
rooms in the night.
At Neligh the Housh-Cagc murder
case jury rendered a verdict of man
slaughter. The defense will lilc a mo
tion for a new trial.
Norfolk's great day will be April L'S,
when the circus that has been winter
ing in the town will give the initial
performance of the season.
The S1,00'J Friend waterworks bonds
wore sola at S-T.O premium and the con
tract for the work has been given to
the Fremont Foundry Co. for Siy,07..
A large bald eagle, captured by some
boys, was exhibited on. the streets at
Reaver City. The bird is a noble speci
men, measuring ten feet from tip to tip.
Forrest Shirley, a n-yoar-old Weep
ing Water boy. is minus all the lingers
on his right hind as the result of too
cloe contact with a festive corn shelter.
Colonel Cody has already shipped sev
eral cars of hor.se from his North
Platte ranch to New York to be ready
for the opening of tlte W ild West sea
sou. Colfax coun'y commissioners have
purchased 100 acres of hunt three miles
norttiwest of Schuyler, to lie used as a
poor farm. The price paid was 810 per
It has been discovered that !1 per
cent of the school chi'drcn of (.Sage
county have uot been vaccinated. Tiie
doctors think something ought to be
The plow works at Waveriy are to be
removed to some town in the 'state that
offers better shipping facilities. The
proprietors are waiting for a bonus before-making
a change. They employ
Mrs. Joshua Core, an aged resident
of Talmage, was stricken with apoplexy
a few days since. Softening of the
brain has resulted ami her friends took
her to the Lincoln sanitarium Saturday
Dr. Charles I J. Stillman. a resident of
Columbus since ISY7, died last week af
ter an illness of live days, of pneumo
nia. He was IW years old and was the
first justice of the pc.icc and the only
doctor in Columbus for nine years.
John Sisson. the I -1-year-old son of
Mrs. Dr. Sisson, while out hunting near
I Sea trice, had one of his feet badly
mangled by the accidental discharge of
a shotgun in the hands of a companion.
The foot will have to be amputated.
The Omaha v Republican Valley Rail
way company has built a depot at Mon
roe, Neb , as directed by t lie board of
transportation in a suit brought by Ed
ward A. (Scrrand et al., to compel it to
do so. The depot is now complete.
Lieutenant Hardin of the I'nited
States army, the ollicer detailed as mil
itary instructor at Dojiic college, has
arrived ami entered upon his duties.
In addition to his duties at the college,
he will drill a company from the high
Thieves broke into L. M. Davis" pro
vision store in Teeumseh. Entrance
was gained through the cellarway.
The money drawer was broken open,
but contained nothing. The marauders
departed with a few cigars to compen
sate them for their labor.
Freight Conductor Itrown of the Elk
horn was assaulted by a gang of tramps
about a mile west of Crowell while he
was endeavoring to eject them fiom
his train. One of them threw a tele
graph insulator, striking him on the
head, and it is feared that his skull is
fractured. Fight of the tramps wcic
Mrs Nellie ciille-pie, nee Nellie Lamb,
who married Clark D. (iillcspic in Lin
coln last Christmas, committed suicide
in San Francisco last week by shooting
herself, ("illcspie. who lived in Lincoln
about five years, is an engineer ami for
merly woiked for the Rurlington. H's
wife was a stenographer only H years
'1 iJle postotlice at Steel City was robbed
last week. James Peters'" blacksmith
shop was first broken into and a kit of
tools stolen. The postotlice door was
tlu-n forced. The safe was opened by
breaking the combination off with n
sledge hammer. 'Ihe till was torn oi:t
of the safe and with its contents car
ried away. They secured about S71.
C. II. Ilasncss who has been running
the American hotel at Table Rock for a
few months, took sudden leave and his
whereabouts are at present unknown.
Ni cause for his departure is known,
and the boarders were suddenly left
without a landlord. His wife was left
without means even to reach her re'a
tives at Salem. She can assign-uo rea
son for his departure.
While tiie family of J. K. Nelson o
Fairbury were at church a tramp en
tered their house and ransacked it
pretty thoroughly from garret to cellar.
A watch, two gold thimbles and several
minor articles was all the loss suffered
by the Nelson family, but Frank Moon
and Conductor Gordon, who occupy
sleeping apartments there, are out suits
of clothing, jewelry, et.'.
A meeting of the Dodge County Agri
eiilt.iral society was held recen tly at
the office of Huff & Hyatt to make" ar
rangements for the next annual exhibit.
It was decided, in order to facilitate the
interest in the fair, to offer a suitable
banner to the township in the county
that makes the best agricultural dis
play to be held subject to contest at
any subsequent fair. A committee of
one from each township and two from
the city was appointed by the president
to award the banner.
Olaf Erodal, a well known citizen of
Ashland, committed suicide by shooting
himself through the heart. He has
been expecting to sell his farm for some
time, but the person at the last moment
refused to buy. and this and domestic
troubles it is thought unbalanced his
John Scholz, living near Mortlcn,
started for town on foot, and has neith
er arrived in town or returned home.
He was last seen about two miles from
town going in the wrong direction.
Says the Rutte Gazette: E. M. Cram
brought us in a sample of sugar the
other day that he had manufactured
from native box elder trees along the
1'onca that was line. It tasted like the
genuine maple sugar, and he informs
us that there are trees enough on that
stream to make an immense amount of
sugar. A "sugar bush" would seem
like home to man3 of our settlers.
A low creature having the semblance
of a human being, says the Western
Wave, traveling in a covered wagon,
accompanied by a female and a sore
eyed bull dog, camped just outside the
town limits last Friday night and ad
vertised by his vile and polluted mouth
the disreputable character of the outfit
He pulled out early the next morning,
which precaution was decidedly to his
Ex-Mayor E. A. Washburn of Hold
rege having decided to remove to Prin
ceton, 111., and take charge of a bank
there, as prcsidcut, was tendered a re
ception by his many friends at the
Hampton. A general good social time
was had and during the evening Maj'or
Dean, in his usual happy manner, pre
sented Mr. Washburn with a silver
water set of four pieces, appropriately
The students of the state university
have been greatly wrought up over the
statement that deception and fraud
were used by the fraternity boys in the
election of delegates to the interstate
oratorical contest to be held at Indian
apolis. The Hesperian editors are ve
hement in their repudiation of such
conduct, while the Nebraskan spirit
edly denies any deception or fraud on
the part of the frats.
A meeting of the local horsemen was
recently held in Teeumseh for the pur
pose of making arrangements for hold
ing a racing meclingthere some time in
June. The exact date was not decided
on. There will be live stake races, as
follows: For pacers eligible to the 3:00
class..trotters m the Vrl.'i class, three-year-old
and under trotters in 3:0'J class,
half-mile running race, for two-year-olds.
Five horses to enter and three to
start in all clashes.
The new Methodist church at Have
lock, Lancaster county, which was
erected at a cost of SI, ). was dedi
cated last Sunday by Rev. Jesse Row
man Young, D. P., of St. Louis. The
church was crowded with those who
were intoritnl in flio flit.licritinri ser-
! viee; mill m:int frinmlc nf flu, lllll-ill
who had gone out from the city to at
tend the services After the dedicatory
sermon SI, TOO was raised. This lelt
the church clear of all indebtedness.
Everybody at Kearney is now anxious
over the result of the Kearney and
Rlack Hills bond case before the su
preme court. If the decision of the
court is reaffirmed and the bonds arc
now issued the work of enlarging the
canal to '.UjOJ-horse power will com
mence at once, and that means ttie fu
ture prosperity of Kearney. Anticipat
ing a favorable decision the canal com
pany is now making preparations to
put a large force of men to work at an
Ralph English, of lleatricc, was given
a cigar by a boy named Frank Sheldon,
who was riding in the wagon with him
at the time. As English lighted the
cigar it exploded with a terrific Hash,
burning his face badly and badly injur
ing his right and possibly destroying
his left eye. Sheldon is a cigar maker
and has been addicted to the practice
of making loaded cigar.s as a practical
joke. He claims innocence of loading
the cigarand professes that it was given
to him by some one else.
Mrs. George S. Warren of Reatrice,
who four years ago lost her voice
through an attack of the grip and has
been unable to speak above a whisper
since, has just retovcred her voice
Although she had expended large sums
of money to find relief, she was unable
to do so and a year or more ago recon
ciled herself to the inevitable and le
solved to do nothing more toward a
cure. Her voice came back to her- as
suddenly as it left, and without any
noticeable effort on her part.
President I. W. Lansing of the State
League of Republican clubs, has issued
a call for the seventh annual conven
tion of the league, to be held in Lin
coln Tuesday, June 1, for the purpose
of electing thirty delegates to the na
tional convention, which meets at Den
ver June :.,, and for the transaction of i
such other business as may come up.
Ihe ratio of representation will be hve
delegates from each club having les
than 100 members and one additional
delegate for each additional fifty mem
bers or fraction thereof.
Colonel John W. Skiles. one of the
pioneer settlers of Antelope county,
died recently in Denver at the age of
".."i. He was a vetcrn of the late war,
having served under General IJuthford
IS. Hayes. He held the position of coun
ty clerk of Antelope county when it
was first organized from a portion of
Madison county, and when the grange
movement broke out he was appointed
state lecturer of the organization. Fi
nally he removed to Washington, where
he was given a government position by
President Hayes. He removed to Den
ver some years ago.
William Clark, a farmer 4" years of
age and a resident of Elmwood for
eighteen years, was nr.-ested in Lin
coln by Detective Malone. 'J he police
docket shows the charge of suspect
against his name, but the real charge
is for the murder of" James Riley of
Centervillc, Wash , on May 12 last.
When seen he said he knew Riley and
lived in Centerville about last May. but
as to anything further he refused to
say. only that he would tell a story at
his trial that would fool somebody. His
wife gave out the information on which
he was arrested.
Receiver Hayden has commenced to
unwind the ball of red tape, and when
lie reaches the center the depositors
of the defunct Capital National bank
will receive cheeks renresentinrr .1 nor
cent of their claims. He forwarded j
the checks to the comptroller of the
currency at Washington last week.
This is made necessary by the business
mothods of the comptroller's depart- j
ment. All money collected from the
assets is kept on depos't at Washing- '
ton in the custody of the comptroller, j
When a dividend is to be paid the ro- '
ceivcr fills out blank checks furnished
him for the purpose and forwards them
to the comptroller, who signs them a ad
letarns them to the parties entitled to I
Assistant Adjutant General Trimble i
has received from the printer the ros
ter of the G. A. iL for 194. and pots
will be supplied. The pamphlet is out
much earlier than usual this year. It
contains much information relative to
the Nebraska department, whi-h boasts
of over .000 membe s, including the
name, location and meeting night of
the $31 posts in the state, together with
names of post officers. The roster
shows that the department encamp
ment will convene iu eighteenth an
nual -session in Hastings the second
Wednesday in February, 1S&.". The
annual reunion opens at Grand Island
the last Monday in August, and the na
tional encampment will be held at
Pittsburg', Pa, September 10 to 1 j.
HAT in thunder
He broke off
abru ptly and
the room in an
ment. The apart
ment was pre
cisely as he had
left it the previous nigt. The grate
was half filled with ashev. the hearth
was unswept: on the wrinkled tabic
cover stood the decanter of port be
side the fat little glass out of which
he had drank his night cap; a heap of
crumpled newspapers lay beside his
arm-chair: a cigar stub ornamented
the corner of the inantvl: anH flfroiigh
the red-curtained windows the crisp
yellow sunshine of a line February
morning peered defiantly in at the
dust and disorder.
"Confound them! Why haven't they
straigthen"d tilings? Where's my
breakfast.'" He rang the bell quite
savagely. "Here, Jane Kitty where
A minute later the door was timidly
"Please, zur,"' said a very small
A girl of 10. her dark, pert face peer
ing out from a hood of Magenta wool,
stool on the threshold.
"Well?" questioned Colonel Starret,
'"Kitty told in-' 1 1 wait in the hall
till I hecred the bell, zur, an' then to
eome in an" tell you as how Jane got
took bad with the grip, an' went home
"Why couldn't Kitty tell me that
herself? Where is she?"
The diminutive envoy shook in her
"My my sister Kitty, zur she's
gone to get married."'
"Married!" roared Colonel Starrct.
"Yes, zur. To the. butcher's young
"Why could she not have postponed
it put it off.'-'
"She said as how that u'd h'i bad
-Why did she not tell me?"
"She wasafeard that you'd be mad,
an' take on. zur."
Colonel Starret's in lignat'on had
been appallingly fierce, but now he
broke down laughing. He tossed the
child the coin.
"She was right. I am. Now then,
skip and save me a bit of the wedding-cake."'
She ran off grinning, an I he sat
himself to kindle a fire in the kitchen
stove, and make a cup of coffee. Half
and hour later he gulped down a drink
of the bitter, blackish mixture tie had
evolved from the best Mocha: then,
saddling his horse, ha rode toward
the town. Less thin half a mile
down the road he passed a long, low
hedge, now leafless, a skeleton
orchard, and. set back from the road,
a comfortable gabled house. The
sight of it brought up an annoying
recollection, and lie actually groaned.
"That idiotic lad!" he muttered, re
ferring to Irs only son. "The iilei of
his writing m- to say he had met a
laughter of George Stine's, and that
she was so pretty lie had forgotten all
about the lend. and fallen in love with
her! I think," grimly, "that my let
ter brought Jim to his senses."
It would have puzzled Colonel Star
ret to explain lucidly the original
cause of the feud. It was something
about a disputed strip of meadowland.
His grandfather had begun the quar
rel, his father had reverently per-
"WHAT WHAT S THIS.
petuated it. and he would have con
sidered himself a traitor, if he had
failed to harbor intense resentment
against every member of the Stine
family. Not that there were many
left. There was George Stine's plump,
brisk, bustling widow: th girl of
whom Harry wrote, who had been
away at school almost all the tim j of
late years: and a wild young slip of
a lad. just entering his teens.
In the small town Colonel Starrct
found it impossible to replaee his van
ished domestics. That is. to replace
them to his satisfaction: for the
coIon'l was inclined to be a trifle ex
acting. However, a few hours later,
he wisiied he ha 1 not been so hard to
please, for, after supper, vi went
down cellar to get some kindlings,
stepped on a potato lying on a stair,
lost his balance, and fell headlong
down into the vegetable-scented dark
ness. He lay there half stunned.
After awhile, with much painful ef
fort, he managed to drag himself up
stairs, and into his cheerless sitting
room. He lay on the sofa, wondering
how long it would be before any one
happened to come in. His nearest
neighbors were the Stines. and
he reflected, v"ith a sarcas
tic snort. that there was
no danger of any of them dropping in
"Thank goodness, Robin will be
home to-morrow-."' he murmured, as he
fell into an uncomfortable sleep.
And, sure enough, about eleven
o'clock the following day, Kobin Star
ret, a tall, good-looking, well-dressed
young fellow, strode up the avenue to
the eternal mansion and discovered
his helpless father, railing against,
things in general and servants in par
ticular. "Desolation. indeedj" assented
Robin. "No fires-no promise of din
ner no comforl at alir My! what luck
we're playing in!"
He put down his satchel and grabb?d
up his hat,
tL d " Irk t .1
i XAWBrKV hlvA v.N
Spi'9'MVl 'MOST I T4TI
"Where are you going?" demanded
'"To hunt up a girl who got off th2
same train I did at the depot here.
Good cook and first-class housekeeper
generally. A treasure for us, if I can
induce her to come.'
His arguments, whatever they were,
proved successful. In three-quarters
of an hour he triumphantly presented
His prize to the colonel. The old man
regarded her.searchingly. She was a
slender, pretty girl of nineteen, with
a little soft fringe of dark hair across
her white brow, largo, gray, appeal
tnS eyes, and "a mouth like a baby's,
dewy red." Even his masculine eye
could see that she was not only well,
.but fashionably, gowned.
"Hump!" he muttered to Kobin.
'Too stylish to be worth her salt. Rut
Jet her try."'
'And six hours later he was willing
toadmit his mistake, for the cool band
ages, the doctor had ordered frequent
ly renewed, were reducing the swell
ing of his injured ankle; his favorite
rcoiu was neatly swept and dusted; a
bright fire burned in the grat; an 1
on the small table set for two, that
was drawn up beside his lounge, a
tempt' ng little dinner steamed sav
"I'll give her half as much again as
I gave Kitty," the colonel declared,
as he drank his coffee. "I haven't
eaten such apple turnovers since I ate
those my mother used to make." And
he beamed approvingly on her as she
removed the dishes.
A week passed. The domest'c
proved her.self daily a more desirable
acquisition. Her tidiness, her cookery,
her amiability were alike subjects of
the colonel's enthusiastic praise.
Sweet, silent, respectful, she moved
about her duties like a demure little
ghost, imparting to the old house a
homelikencss unknown there for
many a year. The early spring
weather wa abominable. No one
came near the place except the boy
for orders, from the town store, and
the doctor, who was a stranger in the
place. ISut, every evening, having
obtained permission, Dolly vanished
in the direction of the town, and was
gone for an hour or more.
Robin lounged around the house,
reading, smoking, talking prospects
and ptditics with hisfath"i. apparently
well sat'sfied with his dull vacation.
One dreary, dismal February even
ing, when the rain was coming down
in noisy sheets, and the maples were
waving their black arms in contor
tions of unrest, the old man. who had
been hobbling around the corridors,
with the aid of his stick, called to the
girl, when he saw her- lighting the
"Run up stairs, Dolly, like a good
child, and bring me down the book
you'll find on the window-sill of my
"Yes, sir,"' she answered, and ran
up the stairway.
The colonel heard a knock at the
back door. He made his way to the
kitchen. The large room was clean
and well lighted. There was an ap
petizing smell of muffins and deviled
ham in the air.
Rap tap tap! The colonel opened
A dripping boy sidled in, and stood
looking up at the colonel in a stupor
The colonel, who always looked
over the heads of his small neighbors,
did not recognize the lad.
"Well?" he demanded. "What do
The little chap grow bold with the
importance of his errand.
"Mother's had a spell," he said, "and
wants Dorotlry soon as she can come."
"Dorothy? There's no Dorothy
Oh, yes, there is my sister. Dorothy
Stine. There she is now. Mother's
The girl in the door-way stood
dazed a moment, her color coming
and going. Then a firm arm was
clasped around her waist, and she was
drawn gently forward.
"What what's this?" stammered
the colonel, staring hard at the girl
and his son.
"This is my wife, father," said
Robin. "We were married three
weeks ago. I left her in town the
day I came from the city, until I
learned how you would receive her.
Rut. alter I saw the real state of
affairs, I persuaded her to give you a
chance to learn to love her for tier
"Rut," spluttered the colonel, "tli6
"Let it die a natural dealh," ad
vised Robin. "Get your hat, dear,
and a storm coat. 111 take you over
to your mother's."
When they returned, the master of
the house, sitting by the grate fire,
looked up and nodded smilingly.
"Come in. I put the ham and muf
fins in the oven to keep hot for you,
and there's fresh water in the kettle
for tea. And. Dolly my dear " th
words nearly choked him, but he got
them out, "I I hope your mother is
Cordon Soudan Tlirone.
("onion's Soudan Throne' is a
folding armchair he always sat in at
Khartoum and carried with him on
his camel journeys. It was -a little
straight-backe 1 chair, having a
skeleton frame of round iron, a car
pet back and scat, gilt knobs for or
nament and small pads on the arms
for comfort. The arpct had grown
dim in the African sun. which de
prived it of all royal pretensions, so
that when Gordon returned from his
governorship of the Soudan and sud
denly asked, "Where is my throne?
Has it been brought in?' they were
all surprised, his throne? Nob dy
had seen a throne. But at length
the camp-stool was found where it
ha 1 been stowed away. Chamber'?
New Plan for Killing Cockroaches.
Tcddlcr Want to buy some cock
Woman Thought I wouldn't re
member you, didn't you? 1 bought
, some of your truck two weeks ago
and the bugs got fat on it
Peddler les'ra. That's the way
They die of fatty degener-
tho heart Ind ianapolis-
A Creat GUI.
Miss Curious has tho gift ol soc
Yes: she looks back at the dross
of nearly every woman the pastes.'
THE SERVANT IN PARIS.
DOMESTIC REGIME IN THE TYP
Rules Governing Household Munijemeut
, The Descending Scale of ICan'c From
Cook anil I-'emme tie Ch-ttubre Pay
ment by the Hoar.
When Americans resido in Paris,
it is their privilcgo to act as guides,
philosophers and interpreters to
many of thoir touring fellow-countrymen-
Ono of the most frequent
observation of theso strangers con
cerns tho perfect character f French
domestic servants. They find thorn
neat, cheerful, capable, affectionate,
Tho servant girls of Paris
do not give all that satisfac
tion to their mistresses which
hurried American tourists im
agine. Tho servant girl plays an
important role in lower middle-class
French conversation. 4Arc you
pleased with your domestic, madam?"'
is one of the phrases oftencst
snatched at to reanimate a dying
dialogue, and in the berating of
these 'creatures" mediocro ladies
find a common ground for friendly
That girl is inconceivable'"
I was surprised yesterday, again
That girl cats moro than I do!"
American families in Paris do not
regularly liavo trouble with their
servant:?. They ' are foreigners,
easily bamboozled, so indulgent that
they often shut their eyes to petty
tricks and frauds when they per
ceive them. Now and then, how
ever, an American is awakened to
his true position as a foreigner in
French eyes, most often m the Hash
of some great crisis. General George
BatchoHor, our lato minister to
Portugal, is now installed in Pans.
The other day his maicre d'hotel got
very drunk, 'ihe general took him
by tho shoulders, swung him round
and marched him to the door. The
fellow sobered up as if by magic
What!' he hissed, "you dare to
put your hands on me. a French
maitre d'hotel! You foreignci ! Vou
who came to Paris to cn'oy our hos
pitality! We shall see if the French
judges will not give a Frenchman
In middle and lower mid He classes
French society wives are usually tho
guardians of their husbands' purses,
and especially tho keepers and man
agers of household accounts. Part
of the education of a French girl, re
ceived secretly from her mother, is
how to save out pocket money by
doctoring these accounts. There
fore, in most French families, even
the most united, two conspiracies go
on uninterruptedly. (1) The hus
band invents necessary expenses in
order to find money for his little
pleasures. '2) The wife, mother
and mistress of tho family muddles
the household accounts in order to
supplement her dress allowance and
find extra spending money for her
son. In the muddling of these ac
counts household economics sharper
than any two edged sword, play a
greater part, and fall upon the serv
In their practice a silent war is
waged uninterruptedly between the
servants and their mistresses; and so
a third conspiracy is set up. The
mistress has her account books,
scales, her eagle eyes to see if any
slice of steak has been "knocked
down," her sensitive nose to smell
tho servants' butter, should it be a
grado too good. The servants, on
the other side, force from tho trades
men a commission on every pound
and quart of provender that comes
to the apartment. It is a settled
Paris cu:-tom; tradesmen do not wish
to change it; and the most prudent
mistress can only hope to partially
This brigandage in pennies grows
to bo a passion with the Paris serv
ant girl. It is persistent and syste
matic; nothing escapes; and it is
astonishing to what sums small pen
nies may amount. For an example,
an American lady, newly settled at
housekeeping in Paris, thought it a
Cittelty that her bright little bonno
should be forced to wear the regula
tion cap and apron. So she told tho
girl to lay them aside, expecting to
afford her a pleasure. But tho
bonno wept. She begged to keep
her cap and apron, and sulked two
days without them. The reason was
most simple, although tho lady
from America only learned it later.
Like all tho sheets and tablecloths
and napkins, the caps and aprons
were rented from a company, a very
common Parisian custom when
foreign families come to stay a few
months in a furnished flat. Fach
week the company sends for the
soiled and brings the clean linen.
The bonne received from the linen
company's porter a regular commis
sion proportioned to the articles on
the monthly bill. She did not wish
to lose even the mite that came
from the washing, starching and
ironing of her caps and aprons.
In order of catcthe servant girls
of Paris rank as follows: (Fcinmes
do chambrc. pushed very strong" by
(2,cook3. if they be cordons bleus;
(.'!) child's nurses; (4) maids of all
work in their various degrees; (.0)
helpers by the hour. A sixth species,
very important but difficult to place
socially, is the wet nurse.
The nourrice should, perhaps be
placed at the head of the list. She
receives from i:J to 16 a month.
She is completely clothed by her
mistress with a decorative luxury of
which she is inordinately vain. Be
ing a fleshy species of femininity,
slow and unintelligent, her great
pleasure is to cat and drink, which
she docs generously. All economies
arc put aside when there is question
of a wet nurse.
The real triumph of penny counting
is reached in the femuie de manage
at 5c an hour. She has come to
Paris with her husband, some work
man from a small provincial town,
who has become a factory hand. The
husband learns to spend his money
on himself, and sho must work like
auy slave to find her foodv Three
times, a week I h'nr the scoldings of
an ugly-terapeic t old maid, who
fairly crucilio- drudge at l2'c a
day, four hours. ...id without lunch,
says a Washington Star correspond
ent. She lashes hor from room to
room with more -th isive words than
you, could count. "Do you want tt
go on tho street?"' sho shrieks.
You are no good. I don't know why
I pay my money to a dirty girl liko
you.' Now pull that bed around, you
weak-backed loafer!" I rent my
rooms of'this old maid, and so I hear
hor cloquenco through a partition.
Botwcen so poor a crcaturo of mis
fortune and tho aristocratic cook
thoio is a great gulf.
HE OBEYED HER.
Ono Tims When I"o'ltesi-"si W.- Nat Its
Most Araorican women have ha 1
embarrassing experiences in social
emergencies, says tho Youth's Com
panion. Perhaps nono was ever
moro trying than the adventure of a
lady noted in New York society for
her courtesy and savoir faire.
One winter day she started on the
train for Philadelphia, taking her
seat in what sho supposed an ordi
naryparlorcar. There was but ono
other occuaut. a somewhat stout
man, who sat witli his back to her.
Presently ho lighted a cigar and
began to smoke. The lady coughed
and moved uneasily, but hor hints
had no effect. Sho said at last tartly:
You probably arc a foreigner, sir.
and do not know that there is a
smoking car attached to the train.
Smoking is not permitted here."
The man without reply threw his
cigar out of tho window.
A few minutes later the conductor
entered and stared at her in dismay.
How did you come here, madam?"
Why, where am I?-"
In General Grant's private car."
The mortified lady's u-.u.il tact
failed here. She looked at tho
dumlj.iinmovab'e figure and retreated
witho.it a word.
Teacher "Let me write the songs
of a nation, I care not who makes its
laws." Do you understand that?
Bright Boy Yes'm. Lots of con
gressmen died poor, but the composer
of "After the Ball" mado a hundred
Teacher Nex t.
The Giants of itrrlin.
There is a club in Berlin called the
Giants, every member of which is six
feet tail. Vienna has a Lay club,
no member of which does anything
for a living, ano London a Bald
Headed club, where nothing but pol
ished skulls are seen.
WHIMS AND FANCIES.
Wilkins Well. Cooper, how do you
find youreIf.' Cooper Oh. I wake up
in the morning and there I am.
Hicks Snider says he hatas a hum
bug. Wicks Well, there's n thing
egotistical about Snider, is there?
Figg Do you believe in second
marriages? Fogg Yes, for women.
A widow is a perennial danger to so
ciety until she is married again.
"I shall be glad when I get big
enough to wash my own face," mut
tered little J oh n 113' after his mamma
hail got through with him; "then I
won't wash it."
"Are 3'ou going to ISIobbs wedd'ng?"
asked Morehead. "No," replied Sore
head, "I went to one wedding too
main", and I stopped going to wed
dings right then."
Kittie-I heard to-day you married
3'our husband to reform him. Sarah
I did. Kittie Why. I didn't know he
had any bad habits. Sarah He had
on; he was a bachelor.
Tottie, aged five I wonder WI13- ba
bies is alw:i3s born in de night time?
Lottie, aged seven, a little wiser
Don't 3'ou know? It's "causj dey
wants to make sure of findin' their
mothers at home.
IDEAS AND INCIDENTS.
Onl3 one person in l.",000 reaches
the ago of 100 -cars.
A device to prevent discoloration of
piano ke-s has been invented.
A white mallard duck is on exhibi
tion in a sporting goods house in San
The Chinese have a superstitious
dread of black and blue, but regard
red as a luck- color.
The Regent diamond, the propert3"
of the French government, weighs in;
carat and is valued at l-'.OOO.ooo
When a fine mby is found in Bur
ma h a procession of elephants, gran
dees an I soldiers escorts it to the
Continued cigarette smoking is said
to have caused Frank Fitzgerald of
Marlborough. N. Y.. to lose his e-e-sight.
He is totalh blind.
The odor of the blood ros" of Jeffer
5011 eount Florida, is very pungent
ant sickening. The dew which drip
from it is of a bright pink color.
The capitol of Hartford, Conn , is of
marble. Local engineers claim that
it expands an inch to each HM feet,
being three inches longer in summer
than in winter.
The average of the persons whose
obituaries appeared in the London
Times during the cour-; of a whole
week last mouth was between i-ighty
and eight"-six3'ears, ami such a record
is aiil not to be uncommon.
Mr. Ran lerau.a French scientist. has
been studying the causes that have
be n gradually elevating the whole
Scandinavian peninsula above the sea
level, and concludes that the move
ment is due to the gradual warming
up of that countr".
Mention is ma le in a San Francisco
pap.?r of a single grapevine, seven
3ears old. on the grounds of a private
house in the cit limit-, which covers
a space full scvent3'-live feet square
anil from which four tons of grapes
have been gathered in one season.
"The capitol at Washington has cost
more than -r'SO.OOO 000. It covers three
and a half acres, the dome is 307 feet
high and ir." in diameter, and is ex
ceeded in size only b- St. Peter's in
Rome, St. Paul's in London, the In
validcs in Paris and St. Isaac's in St.
The state, war and nav- depart
ments at Washington cccupy an enor
mous structure, erected at a cost of
S10,."i00.000, covering four acres of
ground and having twent- acres of
floor space. Th treasury building
cost Sj,U0,0no. The iut-rlor depart
ment buildings cover two large blocks
of ground an 1 its buildings cost
ODDS AND ENDS.
Johnny, do j-ou know the ten com
mandments?" "Well, onh by sight."
The largest apes have onl3 sixteen
ounces of brain; tho lowest mcu have
One of the curious things about the
gulf stream Is that no whales arcs
found in it.
Tho Chinese have a superstitious
dread of black and blue, but regard
red as a luck3' color.
Nell What aro j'ou reading? Belle
A Model Man. It's drcadiull
stupid. Nell Yes; the3 usualby are.
Priscilla A girl never marries her
first love. Prunella No; she's lueky,
indeed, if she cannot iuarr' her
Continued cigarette smoking is said
to hava caused Frank Fitzgerald, of
Marlborough, N. Y., to lose his e3'o
sight. He is totalrjr blind.
Dr. William Moor's discovery ts-at
permanganate of potash is an effective
intidote to morphine is creating great
Interest in the scientific world.
The report of the New York Pastc.ir
institute for 1S'.3 shows that during
the 3'ear eight3'-fivo persons were
treated, of whom not one developed
Men do not givo up their seats to
women in the public conveyances in
London and Paris. They" might be so
polite if called upon, but laws of both
Tuties forbid passengers to stand.
After an absence of thirty-one 3"cars,
lohn Watson, a member of the Tenth
Kentucky regiment in the late war,
returned to his famih at Harrisburg,
Ivy-. He found his wife remarried.
The ingenuity of the fellow who
personated a gamekeeper and attempt
ed to collect a tine from a party of
New York sportsmen in Florida, for
shooting alligators out of season,
would do credit to a New York bunco
The ltct Table FouN.
One of the duties of poultrymen and
farmers is to break down prejudice
against some of the breads, ami to edu
cate their customers to judge of quality
by something more than color of plum
age and carcass. If customers learn
that there is a difference in quality.
they will seek the best and pay well
for it. At present, the ignorance of
buyers causes some of the best table
fowls to be sold for a low price, while
higher prices are paid for inferior poul
try. Americans judge of the quality of
poultry by the color of the skin and
legs, which must be yellow, and they
will pay .' or 3 cents per dozen mora
for dark-shelled eggs, yet the color of
the shells indicates nothing iu regard
to the quality. Select a Leghorn and
feed tier on the richest food, so as to
have her eggs of the best quality, and
the shell will still be white; and feed a
Brahma on food of indifferent quality,
yet the color of her eggs will be dark.
If feed means anything, the eggs from
a well-fed Leghorn should be better
than the dark. If the shells arc broken
and their contents put on a plate, buy
ers cannot perceive any difference.
A lloudan is far superior to a Plym
outh Rock in quality of flesh, but buy
ers do not know it, and will reject the
lloudan because its legs arc dark, se
lecting the Plymouth Rock on account
of its yellow legs. It is this custom
that compels our people to eat inferior
poultry, while the Englishman, who
does not judge hi- poultry by the color
of the legs, secures the best in his mar
ket. !t is asserted that in France such
a thing as a yellow-legged fowl is un
known. We are not able to verify tho
statement, but we do know that the
French produce the best table fowls in
the world, and they make-poultry pay.
It is difficulty to make these facts
known to city customers, but the best
table fowls do not have yellow skin and
legs. Such fowls may not be as attrac
tive in the market stalls as the yellow
legged poultry, but the quality will lw
there nevertheless. The only exception
is in the case of the turkey, which has
Go Sonth A la tho Wabash.
Tourists' tickets now on sole to nil "joints.
Homeseekers' tickets nt half firo on ex
cursion dates, April 10th and Mnysth. For
rates or folders Kivinj; full description of
lands, climate, &c . call nt Wabash. Ticket
office, No. 1.VRJ Farniim Street, or write
Geo. N. Claito.v, N. W. I. Apt.,
Tho people wlio have the most to eat aro
often the least thankful for it.
To keep a closet or pantry dry and sweet,
place a box of lime upon one of tho shelve.
Hurry and worry are both great enemies
Sucar is found more or less in nearly all
Brings comfort and improvement and
tend3 to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
Ic53 expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's be3t products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
It3 excellence ia due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative ; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and levers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
ney Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Svrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists in 50c and'Si bottles, but it is man
ufactured bv the California Fig Syrup
Co.onlv, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of rig-,
and being well informed, you will uot
accept any substitute if offered.
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