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VOLUME XXV.-NUMBER 49.
EOPLE who knew
that "made a p
Laura Catesf ord,
have to take care
of them for the rest of their lives. Ac
cording to public opinion, Laura was
a gidd', idle, fun-loving girl, who
knew nothing of taking care of a
house, or a husband either; and Har
low well, he hadn't wit enough to
earn his salt, much less porridge for
two. Prettv housekeeping there J
would be with such a pair at tne neaaj
Resides Laura was a spendthrift, just
as her father had been before her.
Look how she had squandered the
little he had left, in fine gowns to get"
." . . ,. !
married in, instead of investing it in
something useful, or putting it out at
interest. And then the dear pub-
lie washed its hands of the young
couple altogether, and took up some
thing else for charitable comment. ,
Laura and Harlow Graham fur
nished up a little cottage and went
to housekeeping. Their wedding
presents made a very pretty show in
the little parlor and the bric-a-brac
tilled the bay window. It wasn 't
style, of course, but these were just a
pair of real human people who had
started out to picnic through life and
were not bothered about style and
Laura's dear friends were right.
She was no housekeeper, arid poor
Harlow sat down to many an ill
cooked meal, while she was learning
the chemical process by which the
raw material was to be converted
into delicious and nourishing food.
He could not blame her mother, for
she had died when Laura was a baby,
but he had no inclination to blame
anvone. They had agreed to picnic
through life, and a picnic it was. Be
sides he made errors in the counting
room where he was employed that
nearly cost him his situation, and
they were both learning Laura set
before him one day a plate of biscuits.
Made them all out of my own
head, and had enough wood left to
make another batch," she said merrily.
'Stone, you mean, sweetheart.
They are just like the biscuits mother
used to make," answered Harlow.
Laura threw one at him, and he re
marked, facetiously, that it was the
same me that Mrs. Noah saved from
There were more failures, and
Laura sometimes shed a few tears of
vexation in secret, and then there
were more attempts, and at last suc
cess came to sta3 The cooking was
conquered, and Laura had won a
graduate's laurels. She invited her
friends to dinners and teas, which
were highly praised, and old house
keepers asked for her recipes.
Now, strange as it may be, there is
nothing so insipid as the dead level
calm of happiness. Pain is healthful
compared to the monotony of con
stant calm and sunshine, and Laura
was beginning to yawn a little and
feel bored now that everything was
adjusted, and she was mistress of the
But nothing disturbed the two
married lovor-, until one day
Harlow went home and told Laura
he felt queer.
"Not going to be ill, 1 hope," she
"No, but my head is dizzy."
"Been riding in the elevator?"
"Not more than usual. But I notice
that when I am at the books the fig
ures swim before my eyes. "
"A determination of arithmetic to
It's queer and disagree-
This was all the preparation she
had when a week later Harlow came
in, groping his way.
"Laura! My God. I'm blind!"
He nearly fell into her extended
arms. She led him to a chair, and
my god, i'm blind!'
takiusr another, sat down before him.
Her face was white and her lips quiv
ered. "What is it, dear? Have you seen
"Yes, and he says my girL have
you courage to hear it?"
.. "Yes. yes. Go on. "
"That I will never see again. It is
a clot he called it some long Latin
name but oh, Laura, what is to be
come of us? We have nothing laid
up yet, and I have done the last I ever
can do, and what will you do with a
blind man on your hands?"
"We will play blind man's buff, as
we used to do when we were chil
dren," she said, smothering a sob.
"Don't be frivolous, Laura."
"Harlow, you are in my hands now,
and I think I can manage, if you will
let me do it in my own way. First, I
shall take your place in the store."
"You can not do the work."
"I can. And you can keep house.
I shall expect warm meals at regular
"A blind man's housekeeping?"
"Oh. yon shall have an assistant-"
"A servant? We cannot afford one."
"No, a dog."
"Yes, dear it will be ever so larlcy.
Haven't we always envied the blind
men who stood on corners with a dog
to guide them?"
"And ka&d organs to jrrind. and a
Harlow was posi-
"I will carry the tin cup, dear, and
fill it, too."
"Brave little girl. I thought my
life was ended. Laura, can you
"It will be a perfect picnic," she
said, with tears running down her
cheeks but she managed to keep
them out of her voice.
It was a perfect picnic in more ways
than one. It always rains at picnics,
and there was a rain of tears for this,
but also an intermittent sunshine that
soon dried them.
It was decided at the store, when
Harlow's blindness was announced,
that he was to have a vacation until
such time as the firm saw fit to sup
ply his place, and for the present his
salary was to be continued.
That is what his misfortune did for
a soulless corporation drew
out to a deed of
beautiful charity. Then friends
came in to offer assistance, which so
far was not needed. They came tear
ful and full of conventional sym
pathy, and went away wondering and
"Two children who do not appre
ciate the gravity of the situation,"
said one sympathizer, with a sniff.
"Why, she talked about it as if sud
den blindness was a real blessing,"
But no one saw how exquisitely pa
thetic the situation really was. The
two "children," as they called them,
clinging together to the wreck of
their happiness, both willfully blind
together to the awful realities of the
situation, but keeping up their cour
age by a fiction in which they wenj
the principal actors.
They were getting used to the situ
ation in this romantic way, and Laura
had their lives planned out- She was
to be the working member of the
firm, and come home at night full of
news for him, and they could still
take long walks together on Sundays
after church, and he was to have a
guitar, and learn to play; she had
always laughed him out of it, but
now it would be his one resource.
"But what is there for me to do
while you work, Laura?"
"Learn to wait, dear, like Milton in
his blindness. 'They also serve who
only stand and wait.' "
"Brave little woman." he said,
"when will it end?"
' Oh, soon enough, dear, picnics
never last long. We'll get so used to
it we wouldn't have it different if we
Then she went upstairs and cried
herself to sleep. ""'
The next morning she was awalv
ened by a joyous shout
"Laura! The sun is shining! I can
see. Thank God. I can see."
"It was true. The clot had gone,"
the rainless pain was ended. Liiuc a
; man who had been once tried for his
Ijfe and acquitted it could never be
Llone over again.
' "There won't be any more ofrthat
picnic," said Laura, almosregret
fully, although it had been such an
awful strain to live up to for twenty
four hjours. ,-
"No, thank heaven." said Harlow,
, "I -won't have to keep house." '
1 And we won'fc-heed the dog."
I -""'Well, we haen't got him yet, so
, he's no great lost"
1 "Nor the tin cp."
i "Yes, you caj carry that, and we'll
sec how soon it will be full."
' "That's a picnic," answered Laura.
' "it shall be our bank."
The StrnjjBto With English.
A writer in the London Truth says:
"In Italy no question can arise as to
the spelling of a word, and children
learn to read and write in a few
months, while with us many are often
unable to spell after devoting to the
subject long years of labor and tears,
which might have sufficed for the
acquisition of really useful informa
tion, tor this reason, when I meet a
J grown-up Knglishman who cannot
' spell correctly I am always prejudiced
n his favor. It may be, or course,
that he is a fool, or a mere dunce, but
the chances are that in his reading
he has given his attention to some
thing better than the conventional
mode of selecting and arranging tho
Satin: and Drinkin? to the Head.
4. strange custom in the Yalois.
Switzerland, is to make a cheese when
a"child is born. which i- left untouched
during his lifetime, and is often cut
into the fir-t time at his funeral feast.
A rich man stores up wine a- well as
cheese for his own funeral, and when
the "event takes place a goblet of this
"dad wine." as it isjcalled. is placed
on the coffin, the m&urners approach,
take the goblet it their hands, touch
the coffin with in. and drink the con
tents to a future meeting with th eir
Kock Cantly M l'ure.
Rock candy, which is only sugar in
large, hard crystals, i- now produced
wholesale in tin buckets inclosed in
j wooden firkins. Strings are stretched
across the uuctcets ana upon tnese
the crystals form. It happens often
1 that the rock candy of to-day is not
the white, semi-transparent pro-
! duct of
twenty-iive years ago, but a
reddish-brown crystal, as if
made from cheap sugar. It is not
easily adulterated, and crystalization
is an essentially honest proce-s.
With Threw Year DilTeriMirr.
In a Western court a negro wai
' convicted of stealing a mule. Before
the sentence was pronounced, the
judge gave him an opportunity to
speak for himself, and he said: "I
wouldn't er tuck de mule nohow ef I
hadn't read in de testermint whar
, Jesus tuck a mule." The judge re
marked: "Yes. but he didn't ride
him to Kingston and try to sell him,"
and thereupon he gave the negro
three years in the penitentiary.
Building Cp Their Navy.
Twenty-seven war vessels were
added to the British navy last year,
exclusive of five torpedo boats, at a
cost of about $12,000,000. The record
for 1895 will go even beyond this.
England is enlarging her navy with
even more zeal than ever before.
Athletics and dvcrtUinc:-
W. Agg The use of female athletics
is like judicious advertising, isn't it?
D. Ullman I don't see it.
W. Affg Don't see it! Look at the
superb figures that result! Printer's
tin cup to carry,
BIG THINGS IN CALIFORNIA.
Gigantic Frulu, Flowers mad Vegetable
Grown on the Pacific Coast.
"We have some big things in Cali
fornia," said L. Germain of Los An
geles to the Chicago Times man.
"Of course vou have heard of the big
grapevine at Santa Barbara, which
covers three acres. Then there is
the monster rosebush at Santa Rosa.
It grew to an enormous height and
completely covered the house where
it grew. During my lifetime here in
California I have handled squashes
running all the way from 150 to 300
pounds each. Watermelons I have
seen weighing all the way from thirty
five to 100 pounds. Beets are fre
quently known on this coast weighing
all the way from forty to sevonty-five
pounds. I remember one beet raised
at San Rafael which weighed about
eighty pounds. Last fall I saw three
onions the aggregate weight of which
was nearly five pounds. In the Po
mona valley I have known of onions
weighing from one and three-quarters
to two and one-half pounds. Tomato
vines frequently grow ten or twelve
feet across, and 1 have often seen rad
ishes that looked like big turnips.
I have seen specimens of the Hum
boldt county potato which weighed
from two to three pounds. It is not
unusual at all to see cabbage-, weigh
ing from thirty-five to seventy-five
pounds. Some years ago a Mr. Fox.
who lived down in the Santa Cruz
mountains raised a carrot of the white
Belgian variety which weighed about
twenty-eight pounds. It was the
largest carrot on record. The largest
pears that come to the San Francisco
market are what they call pound
At Kesloy's orchard, near Santa Bar
bara, is a remarkable plum tree.known
as the Japan plum, which was planted
in 1S7I5. 'Hie fruit is heart shaped and
of a rich yellow color. The plums are
frequently from eight to ten inches in
circumference. In Los Angeles H. L.
Baker displays a rosebush which has
reached the height of sixteen feet.
Grafted upon its branches are twelve
varieties of roes. Tho parent stalk
is 12 years of age. The stalk a few
inches above the ground is five inches
in circumference. S. H. Shaw of On
tario recentlv discovered an annle
blossom on one of tho trees in his
orchard which resembles a large-sized
rosj. measures nine and one-half
inches in circumference, and is what
may be called a second-crop blossom.
An ordinary apple blossom contains
five petals, while this one had thirty
The big grapevine at Montecito,
near Santa Barbara, is famous. The
vine was planted about forty years
ago. The grapes are of the Mission
variety. The parent stalk is forty
six inches in circumference one foot
from the ground. Where it com
mences to branch, three feet from the
ground, its circumference is sixty
three inched. The vine yielded four
and a half tons of grapes in a single
sca-on. The vine covers an area of
At the rooms of the state board of
trade in San Francisco some remarka
ble products of California soil are on
exhibition. Last year, when the sea
son was well advanced, numnkins
! weighing 2ti7 pounds were on exhibi
tion there. There were also cabbages
I weighing ninety-five pounds, onions
that tipped the scale at five pounds,
and a huge sweet potato, raised near
banta Ana, that weighed twenty-five
pounds. Apples weighing twenty
ounces are frequently on exhibition,
and a five-gallon glass jar containing
eight pears, the weight of which is
thirty-three and a third pounds. These
eight pears completely fill the jar.
Flori-ts say they have seen lilies in
California fourteen feet high, while
geraniums that look like trees are
A SILLY EXPRESSION.
Often Misapplied lu Daily Conversa.
"That's funny.' Everybody, every
hour.every minute.somebody says that
to you. There are places where it
would be proper, but it is never used
in proper places or rarely so. That
is true of most colloquialisms or
Americanisms. But "that's funny"
seems to be more in use than any
other meaningless expression. A thou
sand and one illustrations of this mis
fit could be cited and a thousand and
one more would follow. The talk
quoted below was overheard in a pub
lic place. It is no worse than many
one might hear if one cared to listen:
Hello, old man! How are you
"Not very well. My business has
gone to the devil and I am becoming
That's funnv. How did it hap
pen?" Well, I was sick for six months,
and you know how a fellow's business
will run down when he isn't on deck."
That's funny; I should say I did
know. Wasn't I sick for a year and
had to shut up my office and go away?
It's funny how those things overtake
Then my little girl died in the
summer, and the loss of her almost
distracted my wife."
That's funny. I never heard of
Well, I don't advertise my afflic
tions any more than I can help. I
suppose you heard of my brother's
misfortune. His wife and little one
were killed in a railway accident while
he was waiting at the railway station
for their return."
"It's funny that I never heard of
that. No. When did that happen?"
Six weeks ago. I am now on my
way to tne house of . You know
him. I just got a message asking me
to act as one of the pallbearers. He
died suddenly day before yesterday."
It's funny I never heard of that."
And so on. and so on the though t
"es gabbler gabbled.
A Oaettion of Ink.
Massachusetts is struggling with a
j novel question relating- to the durabil
ity of the ink recently furnished the
1 various state departments. The best
' ink was contracted for, but the arti
cle furnished is found to ferment in
, the inkstand and to evaporate rapidly,
j leaving a sediment. One report is
, that the ink has been tampered with
by a disappointed firm of contractors.
The state chemist has been called on
to make an analysis, and the manu
facturers also have employed an an-
i alyst, so a battle of the experts is tbe
j next thing in order.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. MARCH
A VICTIM OF SOCIETY.
HOW MADAM FASHION SPENDS
HER LUXURIOUS LIFE.
One Day Oat of Many Rose at Eleven and
Went to Bed at Four Attended Din
ner, Opera and Ball and Found Time
for Business as Well.
It was 11 o'clock in the morning.
The leader of tho smart set was
curled up under the pink eiderdown.
The sunlight shot golden beams
through the snowy cobweb lace at the
windows, the fire crackled on the
hearth, a pair of very small slipper
stood on the white bear skin with
their pointed toes elevated on tho
brass fender rail.
A little gilt and crystal c'ock
chimed 11. The door opened and
Ninette entered, drew back the cur
tains and set down a tray on which
were a dish of cut oranges, a slim
necked pitcher of milk and two French
rolls snugly tucked away in a fringea
"Dejeuner est servi." says Ninette,
and madame opens her big eyes, sighs
as Ninette helps her put on the little
silk sacque and begins her breakfast.
WThile she is engaged in this process
her maid brings the letters. There is
a great pile of them, tiny white notes,
square white letters, envelopes with
tradesmen's names in the corners.
The leader of the smart set puts them
wearily aside after a glance. Tho
maid has been busy during this time
and when the light breakfast is fin
ished madame finds her big bath tub '
filled with warm water and perfumed
with almond meal and orris. The ,
bath room is all in white and palms
screen tho windows. It is a suitable J
bower for a nymph.
The masseuse follows the donning
of dressing gown and slipper. She is
a little French woman, who retails all
the chatter of smart boudoir. all over '
town as she works. She encourages i
madame by telling her that by actual
measurement her waist is three inches
smaller than Mme. Vanderbilt's, and ,
also impart- the latest information,
that the great beauty, Miss B, is tak- t
mg massage treatment to remove her
double chin, and other interesting ,
It is madame's lazy day when she
stays in bed until 11; on other days
she is out riding at 'J. At 12:30 the
manicure arrives, and while she i
clipping and polishing madame's pink
nails madame's amanuensis arrive-.
She is a businesslike young woman,
who sits down at the white desk,
draws out the monogramo I paper and
opens the letters quickly and quietly.
Invitations are answered after tho en
gagement list has been consulted; long
friendly letters are written: nice little
notes to be sent with llowers for de
butantes or sick friends are inscribed. she need- to expand on each patron
Then come the cheque book and the c . In the spring she is busy send
signature of madame, the payroll of fug otT mothers with their children to
the servants, which has to be looked the various resorts. The mothers ox
over, and the begging letters, which plain to her that they can expend
form a strangely assorted pile of ' jut so much on the summer's outing,
themselves. j and her care is to make the monev do
Luncheon is served at 1 o'clock, j it best duty. From July to Septem
Madame has guests, and appears in a j bcr no takes he holiday by playing
gown of velvet and silk trimmed with ' courier to somebody who wishes to
fur. The table is a mass of lilies of j take a jaunt through Europe. It is
the valley and roses. When her j nelifs- to say she is the most de
guests are gone she hurriedly dons a ' Hghtful traveling companion in tho
costume of cloth and sable, orders the
carriage and drives off to make calls.
She attends three teas and leaves or
ders at a stationer's, a jeweler's and a
caterer's before she returns. When
sne arrives Ninette meets her with a
cup of tea and implores her to lie
down for a minute, so as to be fresh
for the evening, but madame is anx
ious to be ready for her evening cam
paign. She receives a musician, who
is to play at her reception day after I
to-morrow, and the head of her favor- j
ite charity, who suggests brass bed- !
steads as a suitable gift for the starv- I
ing slum children. The coiffeuso !
comes and arranges madame's locks
in ripples, with a white parting down
the center. Then Ninette adjusts the
shimmering robe of white satin, and
the stars of diamonds are placed on
the corsage, the strings of pearls
around her fair throat, the aigrette of
white with its diamond butterfly clasp,
and the long gloves arc drawn
over the white arms.
Madame is ravissente, and a
cloak of ermine is put on: she trips
down stairs, and, hurrying to the
carriage is whirled off. The dinner
is a long one for a distinguished guest,
and madame vawns behind her fan
I when that worthy gives his views on
America. ?ne arrives late ac ine
opera. Madame listens through one
act. and then an influx of young men
and old men gives her an opportunity
to chat during the succeeding acts.
After the opera little Rosa Van Hem
raen. whom she is to take to the ball
under her wing, appears, and there is
an immediate scramblo among the
young men for a place on her dancing
card that evening.
The ball is ma crowded one and
madame has to lead the cotillon with
a young man who has a national
reputation for just such performances.
the does not like him, but smiles very
sweetly when he declares she dances
better than when she was a girl. She
will have her revenge at some future
time. She keeps a very vigilant eye
on her debutante, who has a penchant
for frolicking in the little conserva
tory, and sends all the eligible young
men to dance with her. She arrives
home weary and worn, and finds
Ninette has been consoling herself
for her absence by refusing the chef's
offer of marriage, and the chef is
going to leave. Madame is too weary
to even scold, says tho New York
Advertiser. Her hair is brushed and
plaited, she takes her perfumed bath,
a bowl of bread and milk and goes to
bed: but before her eyes dance the
events of the morrow, hospital visit
ing which must be done for the
salvation of her soul dressmakers,
calls, book and paper to prepare for the
French history class, a morning con
cert and a grand weekly tour of
florists, caterers and tradesmen. Then
she closes her eye?, opens them again
to think about the bill for refurnish
ing the salon a la Pompadour, which
is three times as big as it ought to
be, and then sighs and tries not to
wrinkle her brow and falls asleep.
Find in- Ont Who Were Poor Pay.
A German paper says that one of
its contemporaries recently published
the following advertisement: "A
UUU lUU Ul (.UU11UUU3 VtGU.1111? UW
is prepared to pay off all the debts of
her intended husband, desires to form
the acquaintance of a respectablo
ycung gentleman, with a view to mat
rimony. Each rply to bo accompa
nied by a photo of the sender, and ad
dressed to J. P., at the office of this
paper." The delicate hand which
drew up the above lines and thereby
secured a very largo number of offers
belonged to no less a person than
Hen Itzig Schlaucheles, who had
lately opened a clothing establishment
in town. By means of the photos
sent in he was enabled to ascertain
which of his would be customers wero
in the habit of leaving their debts
unpaid. New York Tribune.
COURIER FOR HER OWN SEX.
How tho Daughter of a Reilnced Mil
lionaire Get ivir .mil ri-tiri.
Here is a novel profession one of
tho daughters of a reduced millionaire
has thought out all for herself, says
Pemorest's Magazine, anl she makes
money and pleasure enough from it to
insure a pleasant life for herself. In
the days of her father's glory she
traveled far and wide, and now. being
turned of .u, and with no calling to
depend upon, she decided to become a
courier for lonely or helpless women
travelers. This is what she will do:
If you have a notion for a change of
air and scene, and are an ignorant,
timid, helpless Dody, she will drop
around with maps, guidebooks and a
railroad schedule and talk routes and
resorts. Everything is just at her
lingers' enas, from Alaska to the
Argentine republic. Sho knows time
tables like a train dispatcher, prices
like a ticket agent and a lot
more than they know. Scenery, cli
mate, human comforts and discom
forts the etleacy of all springs and
airs. the rates antj capacities of hotels,
everything is stored for use in that
busy brain. Vou think you would
like to go to California: in an hour
she has figured out every line by
which you could possibly reacn the
Pa "ilic coast, with all the advantages
in scenery, comforts, time and cost by
everv route. Tnen 'he gives advice
Jlb to proper dress, tho best
.roin', where to n when
there, what to see, how to see it. and
then, having from all this perfectly
understandable data made vour choice.
I she will procure for you a perfectly
j finished traveling maid. Or, if you
1 wish to go alone, she puta into your
I hand, the day of departure, a little
1 roll of typewritten manuscript and an
j envelope. The envelope contains
! tickets, with minute directions as to
1 their use. and the manuscript the
i itineracy of the journey When in
' doubt on any point reference to this
I sets one firmly in the right path:
, ever possible difficulty and con
j titigency she has calculated for and
fully explained. Her remuneration is
gauged by tno length of the journey
and the amount of time and trouble
A Defective C!ue5.
Mi-ter." said a bright D03- on the
street to a passing gentleman, "will
vou please change half a dollar for
Sorry I can't, Johnny." replied the
man. "but Inaven't that much change
How did you know that my name
was Johnny?" asked the boy, appar
ently in great surprise.
"Oh. I uuessed it," replied tho man.
with an a;r which indicated that it
wa an easy matter for him to guess
the name of any person he might
chance to meet.
"Then you guessed wrong," added
the boy. as he began to move away.
"My name's Tommy."
Mr. Skidmore, severelv John. Mr.
j jones tells mo vou thrashed his son
shamefully to-day. Is that true?
John No, sir.
Then what did Jones mean by tell
ing me that?"
"He just made a mistake. I didn't
thrash Jim Jones shamefully. I wal
loped him beautifully." Texas bift
has 107 instruc-
The Y. M. C
A. has 4GT,.")15 mem-
1. .. places where
license fees going
liquor is sold, the
The United States fih hatchery in
Green Lake station. Ellsworth, Me., is
valued at S- ."iOO.OOO.
According to the Itoston Journal,
3,000 children of Boston are denied
instruction because of a lack of ac
commodations. As an indication of how the slave
trade survives in Africa, it is stated
that last summer a caravan of 10,000
camels and 4,000 slaves left Timbuctoo
Seven hundred and thirty students
were graduated last year from the
university of Michigan, the largest
number ever graduated from an
American college in a single year.
The Chicago Civic Federation de
clares that there are 00 000 victims of
the opium habit in the town. This
vast congregation of opium-eaters and
morphine consumers keeps alive 100
public smoking places.
Out of twentv-three states in which
was produced in 1S0.1 three, j father of railways, was born on Fri
ta. Indiana and North Caro- fav. The Great Eastern left the Irish
lina, were not
reported as making a
single ton in 1S94. In the country as
a whole there was a falling off of
About" 190 years ago the town of
Groton, Conn., separated itself from
New London and became a town.
Now, after almost 200 years of sepa
ration, Groton wishes to again be
taken back into the fold and become
part of New London.
Official investigation by counties
shows that the farms of Ohio are
worth upwards of 5." 0.000, 000 less than
a year ago, and that the net mort
gage indebtedness of the owners has
i increased wihin a year by the net
sum of about 53,000,000.
IT'S MCKY FRIDAY.
DAY'S LONG RECORD OF
To Bee la With. Columbus Started for
America on Friday and All Sorts of
FaTorable Events Are Coaaeeted With
the Sixth Bay of the Week.
He was an Englishman, as history
informs us, who, being iconoclasti
cally inclined and an enemy ot super
stition, risked both his fortune and his
life, and lost both, in an experiment ,
to prove fallacious the moss-grown
superstition concerning Friday. It is
related of this Englishman that he
laid the keel of his vessel on a Friday,
launched her on a Friday, christened
her 'Friday," took for her a skipper
named Friday, set sail in her upon a
Friday and never was heard of after
And yet, in spite of superstition,
Friday is not an unlucky day. In fact,
it can be proved by the most important
happenings in tne nistory 01 mis anu
other countries that Friday is the most
fortunate day in the week. For
thirteen years I have been collating
such important events as have hap
pened upon Fridays. Thirteen years
ago I put in print a short li3t, but it
is now complete. I venture to say
that stronger proof cannot bo sub
mitted, writes Marvin R. Clark in tho
Philadelphia Times, and ask you to
cut it out and paste it in your scrap
book, where you may find it when
your heart weakens with an attack of
On Friday, August 21, 1192, Chris
topher Columbus first sailed upon his
groat voyage of discovery from Palos,
Spain. On the 11th day of Septem
ber, which happened upon a Friday,
while in mid-ocean, to tho consterna
tion of his officers and men, the
needle of the compass fluctuated and
fell off in an unoxplainable manner,
and it was then that all but Columbus
lost faith in tho enterprise. It was on
Friday, October 12. 1492, that Colum
bus first discovered land. On Friday,
January 1, 1493, ho sailed on his re
turn to Spain, whore he landed in
safety on a Friday. On Friday, No
vember 22, 1492, ho arrived at His
paniola, on his second voyage to
America. It was on Friday, June 13,
1494, that ho discovered tho continent
On Friday, March .", 1 I9t", Henry
VIII of England, gave John Cabot
his commission which led to his dis
covery of North America. This is the
first American state paper in England.
Friday, September 7, 1.305, Melendez
founded St. Augustine, tho oldest
town in the United States by forty
years. Friday. November 10, 1(320,
the Mayflower, with the Pilgrims,
made the harbor of Provincetown, and
on the same day signed the august
compact, the forerunner of our pres
ent constitution. On Friday, Decem
ber 22, 1620, the Pilgrims made their
final landing on Plymouth rock.
George Washington was born on
Friday, February 22. 1732. in West
moreland county, Va., near the banks
of the Potomac river. Bunker hill
was seized and fortified on Friday,
Juno lo, 1776. Friday. October 7,
1777, tho surrender of Saratoga was
made, which had such power and in
fluence in inducing France to declare
herself in favor of our cause. Friday,
September 22, 1780, Arnold's treason
was laid bare, which saved us and our
country from destruction. The sur
render of Yorktown, the crowning
glory of the American army, occurred
on Friday, October 19, 1781.
Friday, July 7, 1776. tho motion
was made in congress by John Adams
and seconded by Richard Henry Lee
that the United colonies were, and of
right ought to be, free and indepen
dent. The first Masonic lodge in
North America was organized on
Friday, November 20, 1721. Bis
marck, Gladstone and d'Israelli were
born on Friday. Friday, April 8,1646,
the first known newspaper advertise
ment was published in the Imperial
Intelligencer, in England. Thomas
Sutton, who saved England from the
Spanish armada, was born on Friday.
lanisn armaua. aa
rndav, Julv, 182o, General Lafay-
. ..." i j .. d-, ,i
ette was welcomed to Boston and
feasted by the Free Masons and citi
zens, and attended at the laying of
tho corner-stone at Bunker's hill of tho
monument erected to perpetuate the
remembrance of the defenders of the
rights and liberties of America. Fri
day, December 2. 1791, the Albany
N. Y. library was founded. Friday
January 28, the Panama railroad was
completed. Friday, Juno 30, 14fl,
Louis XI humbled the French nobles.
Charles "The Bold,' of Burgundy.the
richest sovereign of all Europe, was
born Friday, January 12. The Hud
son river was discovered on Friday,
March 25. 1609.
On Friday, March IS, 1776, the j
"stamp act" was repealed in England. '
Friday, November 28, IS 11, the first'
newspaper ever printed by steam, the
Times, was printed. Alexander von
Humboldt, in climoing i nimooraa,
reached an altitude of 19,200 feet on , marr;e(i ,n 1Sr,o. He is the father of TTTTTnTT1 ATTHT? T
Friday, June 12, 1802. On Friday, . Uvelve children each born in a differ-' U - -Ci-1-0-0"- -January
13, 187o, General Wintield ent state Coffins : and : Metallic : Cases !
Scott was born in Dimviddie county, , Frank Faipmal of 1.hihulelphia, is &-RcpairinQ of all binds of Uphol
irginia. Friday, May 1 1. L8b, Ga- ,. .,....,, nnll nn hU .-,.t-' ,i?l ATZtL J J
briel Fahrenheit, usually regarded as j
the inventor of the common mercu- i
rial thermometer, was born.
Friday, December 25, 1742, Sir
Isaac Newton, the illustrious philoso- i
pher. was born. Martin Luther was
born on Friday. November 10, 1543,
at Eisleben, in the county of Mans
field, in Upper ifaxony. Friday, Sep
tember o, 1752. the first American
theater was opened at Williamsburg,
Va. Friday, Juno 3, the first steam
vessel that crossed the Atlantic, the
Savannah, sailed from Savannah .to '
Liverpool. George Stephenson, the ,
coast to lay the Atlantic cable on
Friday, and reached Heart's Content
on Friday. Queen Victoria was mar
ried on Friday.
The battle of Waterloo was fought,
the Bastile was destroyed, Moscow
was burned and the battle of New
Orleans was fought on Fridays. In
the war with Mexico the battle of
Palo Alto began on a Friday. The
Port Royal forts were taken by the
Union forces on a Fridav. The battle
of Pea Ridge closed on a Friday.
Slavery was abolished in the District
of Columbia on a Friday. Fort Pulas
ki was taken, Memphis was captured,
Fredericksburg was bombarded, the
battle of Gettysburg was ended and
Lee was defeated at Five Forks all
upon a rridsy At the commence
ment of the Revolution tho oldest
newspaper in tho United Statos was
tho American Weekly Mercury, pub
lished in Philadelphia, Pa., and its
first issue was Friday. December 22,
1719. On Friday. January 1. 1S0S,
tho importation of slaves into tho
Tn!!"d States was prohibited by con-
MARK AND THE REDSKIN.
Twain Comes Across a Jocnlar Cntntoret
Charley Davis tells a good story
anent Mark Twain, in which tho hu
morist was for once out-humored.
Davis was then with tho Forepaugh
show, which happened at that partic
ular dato to bo playing at Hartford
The enterprising agent thought it
would be a good advertisement to get
an interviow arranged between Twain
and tho Indians then a feature of the
circus. Ho called upon the humorist
and laid the matter before him. Mark
said he didn't care for Indians and
I ,.0 v,. find fljcln't. sun what the In-
dians had to do with him, anyway.
"Why, the fact is." replied tho cir
cus man. with a gravity worthy of a
higher life, "they have heard of you
and want naturally to see you."
This didn't appear to bo strange to
Mr. Clemens. Still, he wa, 'indis
posed to grant the request until Davis
swore that a big Sioux chief had de
clared that he would never die happy
if compelled to return to the reserva
tion without having seen and spoken
to tho man whoso famo was as wide
as the world.
"All right." said Twain. "Kun cm
in at six and let us make it short."
About that hour the humorist sat on
his porch and saw to his astonishment
an immense cavalcade of mountod
warriors coming down tne street,. "
the placo of a half dom chiefs ex
pected, there wero not less than fifty
savages tearing along like mad in ex
hibition of thoir horsemanship. They
turned in upon tho lawn and broko
down tho shrubbery and wore off the
grass and devastated tho whole placo.
The spokesman of the party was a
mighty hunter and had leen previous
ly Informed that Twain was distin
guished for the awful slaughter of
wild beasts, so he laid himself out for
a game of brag. Tho interpreter was
intho deal and, instead of repeating
what the chief really said, made a
speech of his own, speaking of Twain's
"For heaven's sake, choke him ofT,"
said Twain once or twice.
Tho interpreter turned to the chief
and said the whito hunter wanted to
hear more. And on he went. Every
time the humorist cried for quarter
the chief was told to give another
hunting story. Fmaliy, the Indian
vocabulary becoming exhausted, the
chief quit, whereupon Twain made a
brief reply, which was quadrupled in
length by tho interpreter turning it
into a marvelous hunting yarn. Tho
chief listened with stolid indifference,
but when they got away he grunted
contemptuously and said:
"White hunter heap big liar."
Sneer for neer.
"We don't want any poetry," saitt
the editor haughtily.
"I know it," replied tho pretty
just as haughtily. "This isn't poetry.
It's some doggerel my 8-year-old
brother compo-ed. After reading
what you publish I shouldn't haire
thought of offering you poetry."
And the editor really felt relieved
when sho made her exit and slammed
"Mudge is pretty much of a talker
is he not?"
"He is, but I can't say just how
much. I have always had to leave
before he got through." Cincinnati
A Kentucky poultry raiser crossca
his chickens with a shad and now
each ch icken lays 1,000,000 eggs per
An Ohio apiary proprietor has
crossed his bees with lightning bugs
so that the ljces can now scc to work
A New York state sporting dog
, came to a ueau point on a sirauger a
i few days ago and on inquiring the j
i .strantrer's name the doir'b owner was
told it was Partridge.
An IUino is neighbor has grafted a ,
lot of rabbit skin on his chickens so j
that they can better stand the i
weather. As they walk around in I
the snow they all now look like a
i Voodoo professor.
I The proprietor of a certain Ohio
j kennel taught one of hU most prom- ,
j ising pups to talk and then killed him
I because one day he was mean enough
to tell the wife of the proprietor that
I lie saw him buy a new dress pattern
for the hired girl.
Amos Markham of Memphis, Tenn., ,
haJ moved fifteen
times since he i
""""" t" "
heart. He has been at ner nome
five weeks and is likely to remain
longer. He called to inquire after
the girl's health, bhe had smallpox,
and the officers quarantined him there.
Although the syllable "miss" of j
Mississippi and Missouri does not oc- '
cur in the name of any other large .
river, it eems to be found in a some- i
what unexpe ctcd place, in the name
Missisquoi, a stream of Franklin
countv, Vt., flowing into Lake Cham- i
George Henry Kattsnbury of De
troit believes that he has a unique
relic of one of the ancestors of George
Washington in a parchment deed
written in Norman French, dated
June 9, 1590, signed by Kichard Wash
ington and sealed by him with the
There was an interesting wedding
in Eastport, Me., from the fact that
the bride was one of the four Harris
sisters, who are known all over the
' country on account of their smallness.
Two of the sisters are only forty
inches tall and the other two forty
two inches. They are over thirty
years of age, and the average weight
is ninety" pounds. Matilda was mar
ried and Esta and Mary Ann. it is
said, are also considering proposals of
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StataBeat ef the Cnftitlea at the CIoso
f BasiaeM Jaly 13, 1893.
Loans and Discounts. f '
ttaai FstntA E'nrnitura and Fix
tures ?5'?i !P
U.S. Bonds 155) 01
Due from other banks.. ...137,878 3a
CashonUand 21,867 M 50..43 e3
rapltal Stock paid ta....
Surplus b und... ......
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Circulation ...... JSrffZ 3
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