The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, October 06, 1897, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    -rqp '
.a -1-
," !
." '6
iL '
r ;
o. .
htiirs JiOitiER;
T was a beautiful
August morning
one of those deli
cious summer
mornings, when the
air is full of melt
Insr blue light, and
the leaves flutter
softly ana the very
brown sparrows
dart in and out un-j
der the eaves In an
cc-stacy of tiny delight And the gold
en darts of sunshine, peeping through
the shabby brown moreen curtains at
No. 19 Darrel street, made a little
aureole of brightness around Polly
Hopkins' brown braids, as she sat with
the Recount bonk in her lap and the
lo) of the pencil between her teeth.
"Thirteen." said Polly, indistinctly,
on account of the pencil. "and three
are, slxtecu-i-and three are nineteen!
Three and three arc six and thirteen
are nineteen. That's all I can make
of it. do what I will! Oh. dear!"
"Polly, what a noise you are mak
ing!" said a gently reproachful voice
from the adjoining room. "How do
you suppose I can get a divine repose
into my 'Evangeline's' face if you keep
on chattering so?"
Polly ro5e up, stowed the pencil be
liibil her ear, took the account booK
under her arm and went into the other
room, where Miss Musidora Hopkins,
her elder sister, stood before an easel,
with her yellow hair coiled carelessly
around her head and her slim, pretty
form enshrouded in a brown linen
painting blouse. And at one glance it
.-is easy to see that in the Hopkins
family Musidora represented the ideal
:inti Polly the practical.
"Musidora." said the little brown
cheeked, brown-eyed maiden, "is there
any chance of your getting a purchaser
for that picture on exhibition at Mon
roe's?" "I don't know. I'm sure." said Musi
dora. stepping back a pace or two to
obtain a better view of "Evangeline's"
"Ilerause. if theie isn't." added Pol
ly, desperately, "we can't pay the rent
that's all."
"Polly." said Musidora. in despair,
"no one can hope to be a genius with
such a sister as you. To conceive a
grand idea one's mind must be entire
ly at ease. To portray that idea one
must be free from every lurking care."
"Hut the rent must be paid," per
sisted Polly.
"Sell something, then."
"Hut what?"
"The little silver teapot."
"I Mild that latt week," sighed1 Pol
ly. "The barometer."
"That is alteady offered in Schnei
der's window."
"Aunt Janet's gold beads."
"We paid the giocer yesterday with
Aunt -Janet's gold bead"."
"Well something then anything. 1
don't care what. Didn't that old lady
declde to take the furnifched room up
stairs?" Poily shook her head dolorously.
"There are so many furnished rooms to
let." said she.
"Well. then, we had better sell tlie
furniture," said Musidoia. frowning at
her palette.
"Hut don't be vexed, Musidora, aft
er we've eaten and drank and lived
that out."
Then." said Musidora, tragically,
"we'll starve! At all events, Polly,
.V -t- T r
'mil l f
leave me in peace now until I've
dreamed out 'Evangeline's face."
And Polly trudged downstairs, saying
to herself:
"I wish I was a genius like Musidora.
Geniuses don't feel care and debt and
poverty like other folks do."
Just as this fancy was passing
through her head, she found herself
face to face with a stout gentleman in
gray, with a ruddy face and a clear blue
"Hello, little girl." said he, good hu
moredly, "don't run over me! Where's
the woman of the house?"
"I am the woman of the house." said
Polly, with dignity.
"You?" said the middle-aged gentle
man. "Whew-w-w!" Beg pardon. I'm
eure; but the sign on the door "
"A furnished room to let," said Pol
ly, eagerly. "Quite right, sir; would
jou like to look at it?"
"I don't mind," said the gentleman.
"Is the house quiet? Any other lodg
ers?" "The house is very quiet, sir." said
Polly. "And there's only one old lady
who is quite deaf and rather near
sighted and only goes out on Sundays
Mrs. Jenks. her name is."
"That wiH suit me to a T." said the
stout gentleman, surveying the neat
little room, with its pale green carpet,
its suite of cottage furniture and the
water color drawings on the wall, "and
I like the room. It seems clean and
cool, and its windows open to the south.
I like a southern aspect. It's as good
for people as it is for peaches! How
much a week? In advance, of
"Five dollars, sir," said Polly, ex
pectantly. "It's a bargain," said the stout gen
tleman, pulling out a bill. "Here's the
first week. My trunks will come this
afternoon. Please send up towels and
hot water at once."
Polly went down stairs, tecretly
wondering what she should do.
"He wants towels and hot water,"
paid she to herself, "and I've no maid
to send with "em. Very well! Lodg
ers don't grow on every buEh. I'll be
the maid."
And Polly tied a great checked (Ing
ham apron abovr ?:er dress, obscured
her hesd and fare in a Shaker bonnet,
rave th fiid of her nnsc a dab Wttfl
the sldte Slacking nnd went, .upstairs,
again with half a dozen cler.a tawebf
over .her arm and a pitcher of hot water
in her hand.
"Please sir." said she, trying to talk
through her nose in imitation of the
maid servant next door, who was trou
bled with catarrh, "here's the things."
"Ah!" said the stout gentleman, who
stood on the hearth with his hack to
the place where the fire would have
been, if tlWe had !oen any fire.. "Pat
'em down, my good girl. I say."
"What's the name of your mistress?''
"Which, sir?"
"Are there two of 'em?" demanded
the stout gentleman.
"Oh, yes, sir. There's Miss Musidora
Hopkins site's a great genius and
paints pictures. Aud there's Miss
Polly, that ain't a genius and Keep3
lioUse." answered the "sol disant"
"And which of 'em showed me up
here?" . -
"That was Miss Polly, sir."
"Ah! the one that ain't a genius."
"Yes, please, sir."
"She's a pretty girl, anyhow." said
the stout gentleman. "You may go
now, Betsy."
And Polly scudded out of the room
like a mouse from a trap.
Musidora was still dreaming in front
of the unfinished canvas, when her sis
ter darted in,, waving a crumpled bank
note in the air.
"Polly," said Musidora. "what is all
this about?"
"We've got a lodger." said Polly, tri
umphantly. "The furnished room is
let. and here's the first week's pay in
advance, and wc can settle our rent
now! Three cheers for the new lodg
er!" And Polly spun around oft her foot
like Fanny Ellslcr.
"Perhaps he won't be suited! Per
haps he won't stay!" said Musidora,
"But then again, perhaps he will,"
chirped Polly.
The stout gentleman did stay. He
made himself friends with every one.
He treated the deaf old lady's sick
canary in a manner which filled that
ancient personage's venerable head
with joy; he suggested new subjects to
Musidora. the genius; he told Polly of
an excellent way to take the spot of
kerosene out of the carpet. He paid
his rent at C o'clock precisely every
Saturday evening, and never found ou.t
that it was Polly who hung the fresh
towels over his door knob, and blacked
the boots he put out every day, with a
ten cent piece beside them.
"Somebody must do it." said Polly,
when Musidora reproached her with the
menial task. "And as long as we can't
afford a servant, why not I?"
She was a little surprised, though,
when Mrs. Jenks, the deaf lodger, told
her that she had heard from Mrs. Ste
phen Sudbury, who had it from old
Miss Pelican, who knew all about the
family, that Mr. Dudley Warrener (the
stout, middle-aged gentleman) was a
rich bachelor, with everything that
heart could wish and a spice of eccen
tricity thrown in.
"And people dc say," added the deaf
lady, "that he's in love with one of you
"Musidora. of course," said Polly,
"lie often goes to sit in the studio of an
afternoon. And nobody ccould help
falling in love with Musidora."
And Polly went up to her own room
and cried a little, probably at the idea
of losing Musidora.
"It would be so lonesome," said she
to herself. "Oh, so lonesome, with Mr
Warrener gone and Musidora."
She was making a custard for tea
that afternoon, when Mr. Warrener'a
footstep rang on the kitchen thresti
hold. "I beg your pardon. Miss Polly." said
he, looking somewhat disconcerted. "I
I wanted Betsy to post a letter for
"She isn't in just now," said Polly,
turning very red.
"Can I come in?" said Mr. Warre
ner. "Why, certainly," said Polly.
So the stout gentleman came in ami
seated himself on a corner of the kit
chen table.
"Miss Polly," said he.
"Sir?" said Polly.
"I'm just forty years old."
"Are you. sir?" said Polly, thinking
within herself. "Now, he's going to tell
me about Musidora.
"Should you consider that too old to
marry?" went on Mr. Warrener, solici
tously. "Oh. dear, no," responded Polly.
"Should you think any young lady
would accept me if I were to propose?"
he queried.
"Oh. dear, yes!" Polly answered.
"Would you?"
"I?" said Polly, dropping her Iron
custard spoon in astonishment.
"Yes, you."
"But I thought it was Musidora that
you liked."
"I do like Musidora." said Mr. War
tener, "but I love little Polly."
Polly Hopkins never know how It
was that she found herself crying on
the middle-aged lodger's shoulder, and
he was patting her head and soothing
her as if she were a child.
"And so you really do like me a lit
tle," said Mr. Werrener, in a voice that
sounded husky. "My gem my dear
little pearl of Pollys!"
So all the poverty and grinding and
pinching came to an end. And Polly
never told her husband until after they
were married of the little deceit she
had practiced on him regarding the
question of Betsy.
"And you really blacked my boots?"
said Mr. "Warrener, reproachfully.
"Yes," nodded Polly, "because I did
so want you to be suited."
"I'm suited now," said Mr. Warrener,
"for life." N. Y. Ledger.
Rained II U BastneM.
"Yes," said the agitator, "I insist
that this new tariff bill is the worst
thing that ever happened. They say
it is going to provide a job for every
body, but that's false. I can show
you one man right now that it has
actually deprived of an opportunity to
make a living."
"Where is he? What's his name?"
"Here he is! I am the man."
"How has it hurt you?"
"How has it hurt me? Why. I can'!
get anybody to listen to me any more
Confound it, the people that I used to'
harangue are all being forced to work
for a living again. It's a shame, so it
And h walked away. ClerelajU
Where tbe Bravery of Battle I Sar
pased As Anecdote of tee Dake of
Wellington Maneuvers of Dutch
Cavalrr An Ode to American Flag.
The Attericatl tlngi
itW hrtkAnrri frnni
her. rnodntalri
, heigh't, , .
U.n t u r I'd her
standard to tlie
She tore the azure
robe of night.
And set the atars
of glery there.
She mingled with
Us gorgeous dyes
The milky baldric of
ho "kits.
And etttped Its pure,
celestial white, , xfJLi.
With streaklngs of the morning Hgnt.
Then from his mansion in the sun
She call'd her angel bearer down.
And gave into his mighty hanU
The symbol of her chosen land.
Majestic monarch of the cloud.
Who rearst aloft thy regal form.
To hear the tempest trumpings loud
And see the lightning lances driven.
When strive the warriors of the storm.
And rolls the thunder-drum of heaven.
Child of the sun! to thee 'tis given
To guard the banner of the free.
To hover in the sulphur smoke.
To ward away the battle stroke.
And bid its Mendings shine afar.
Like rainbows on th cloud of war.
The harbingers of victory!
Flag of the brave! thy folds shall fly.
The sign of hope and triumph high.
When speaks the signal trumpet tone.
And the long line comes gleaming on.
Ere yet the life-blood, warm and wet.
Has dimmM the glistening bayonet.
Each soldier eye shall brightly turn
To where the sky-born glories burn;
And as his springing steps advance.
Catch war and vengearice from the
And when the cannon-mouthings loud
Heave In wild wreathes the battle-shroud
And gory sabres rise and fall
Like shoots of flame on midnight's pall:
Then shall thy meteor glances glow.
And cowering foes shall sink beneath
Each gallant arm that strikes below
That lovely messenger of death.
Flag of the seas! on ocean wave
Thy stars shall glitter o'er the brave;
When death, careering on the gale.
Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail.
And frighted "waves rush wildly back
Before the broadside's reeling rack.
Each dying wanderer of the sea
Shall look at once to heaven and thee.
And fmile to sec thy splendors fly
In triumph o'er his closing eye.
Flag of the free heart's hope and home!
By angel hands to valor given:
The stars have lit the welkin dome.
And all thy hues were born In heaven.
Forever float that standard sheet!
Where breathes the foe but falls be
fore us
With Freedom's Foil beneath our feet.
And Freedom's banner streaming O'er
us! j u -a f
t'enoua! Intrepidity.
The bravery of battle is surpassed in
the quality and fiber of its intrepidity
by the courage which faces a conflagra
tion or a wreck, because the battle
fervor is helped out by patriotism, es
prit du corps and other emotions which
have a distinct place in the soldier's
heart. The great fire at Paris, aud
particularly the heroic-death there of
the Duchess d'Alencon. recalls a jrave
exploit of this lady's uncle. Duke Char
les of Bavaria, many years ago.
It was in 1823. and some sort of ex
ceptional representation at the Resl
denz theater at Munich had attracted
a large and brilliant audience.. Duke
Charles was seated In the royal box.
Suddenly an attendant rushed in and
whispered excitedly:
'"Your highness, the theater is on
fire! Make your escape before the
panic breaks out."
This alarming announcement did not
cause a change of expression on the
prince's face. First satisfying him
self by a word of inquiry that the stage
was really on fire, the prince rose,
stepped calmly to the front of the box,
and said to the audience:
"I am informed that a fire has brok
en out on the stage. There is time
enough for you all to get out before
the danger becomes imminent; the
only thing that you have to fear is a
panic. I urge you, therefore, to quit
the hall in the most perfect order, and
I give you my word that if yon do
so you will all escape. To prove that
I mean what I say, I shall sit down,
and shall not leave my seat until the
last one of the audience is out of the
Duke Charles then sat down as un
moved as if the performance was to
proceed. The sight of his calmness re
assured the audience, and the people
moved deliberately out in an orderly
manner; the flames burst through the
curtain to the proscenium: the people
looked at Dnko Charles, who still sat
iinperturbably in his place! no one
could make a cowardly rush in the
face of such an rxample.
In ten minutes the house was en
tirely emptied, no occ being hurt; Duke
Charles was the last to go out. In
another instant the interior was all oa
fire, and the house was completely de
stroyed. N Kxnrptlon.
A few weeks ago the Companion
printed an anecdote of the Duke of
Wellington, who did not invite his own
s?r.. Lord Douro, to dinner because
Lord Douro had not gone with the
officers of his regiment to pay his re
pycts to the duke. It seems that tho
duke, so devoted to punctilio, was him
eelf on one occasion a victim of it.
In the early part of the century,
when brilliant entertainments were
given at Almack's, in London. Lady
Jersey was, one evening, the patroness
of a hall. She stood at the height of
her popularity as a beauty, a woman
of talent and a. social leader, and had
very pronounced opinions. A rule had
been announced by the patronesses thac
no one would be received later than 11
o'clock: this everyone knew, but per
sons of indisputable position were not
always obedient.
On the night in question the Duke
of Wellington called upon an old
"Are you going to Alraack's?" she
"Yes." he said, carelessly. "I think I
shall look in by and by."
Presently his hostess rose to make
her preparations for going, and his
mother, who was present, said to
"Ah. Arthur, you'd better be there
in season, for you know Lady Jersey
will make no allowance for you."
"But Arthur" was in no hurry and
etayed on.
A short time after his friends had
entered the ball room, tbey hear; one
of (ht' attfnrtan(B ay:
"Lady Jersey,. h'e tttis.6 of Welling
ton Ji. at the door and wishes td be
admitted: . .. . , ,
"What o'clock Is It?" sheaaked.
- ."Syon -minutes after eleven, yom?
ladyship.''" . , .
"She paused a momfit. in thought
Then she said, with emphasis:
"Give my compliments give Lady
Jersey's compliments to the Duke of
Wellington and say she Is very glad
that tbe first enforcement of the role
of exclusion is such, that hereafter no
one can complain of Its application.
He" eahiwt be admitted." Youth's
Qaeretoro and MniinVlifan.
Queretaro was a town before fhe
Spanish conquest, and was made a
city in 1655. A legend of Queretaro is
that an Otomite chief, Fernando de
Tapia by name, undertook to convert
the city to Christianity in a way that
seems novel to us, but was common
enough-to-his day. -He -came'-frciJ-Tula
with a challenge to the people of
Queretaro to a fair stand-up fight. If
he won, the people surviving were id
be baptized. The challenge was ac
cepted, but whiI6 the fight was in
progress a dark cloud came up and the'
Blessed Santiago was seen in the heav
ens with a fiery cross, whereupon the
people of Queretaro gave up and were
baptized. They set up a stone cross
to commemorate the event on the site
of the present Church of Santa Cruz.
There is scarcely a church in Mexico
which has not a legend of this kind at
tached to it. The town is identified
with the history of Mexico'.
Here the treaty of peace between the
United States and Mexico was ratified
in 181S and here Maximilian made his
last stand in 1S67, was obliged to sur
render, aud was shot.
Maximilian was executed on the Cer
ro de las Campanas, and with him Gen-
, erals Miramou and Mejia. The place
Is marked by three little crosses of
stone. The two generals were killed
at the first volley, but Maximilian,
who had requested that he be ehot
through the body, that his mother
might look upon his face, was only
wounded, and a second firing was re
quired to kill him.
The emperor had been led to believe
that Carlotta was dead. She became
insane from grief, and was kept in an
asylum for many years, but she still
lives and still mourns for her dead hus
band and the loss of her throne.
The United States government pro
tested against the execution of Maxi
milian, but in vain, Juarex refusing to
spare him.
There are all kinds of relics of Max
imilian in Mexico. The Yturbide The
atre, where he was tried and condemn
ed, the table on which the death war
rant was signed, the wooden stools on
which the prisoners sat during the trial
and the coffin of Maximilian, whose re
mains were subsequently sent to Aus
tria and buried at Miramar.
Maneuvers of Dutch Cavalry
In the Dutch army a man must be
able to swim as well as to fight. More
over, if he is in the cavalry, he must
have a horse which will take a river as
easily as a hunter takes a fence. Swim
ming maneuvers are part of the regu
lar drills nowadays. Collapsible can
vas boats, manned by a few oarsmen,
lead the horses, so that they do not
attempt to land on stone quays and
other difficult points. The men swim
across with their horses and on them.
They do it in swimming costume and
in all the accoutrements of war. There
are few nautical emergencies for which
the Dutch army is not prepared. Some
of the officers have even reached tlie
degree of proficiency that not only
their horses and kits cross the rivers
with them, but their pet dogs sit upon
their shoulders and are borne over.
Buffalo Bill's Press.
I'rmidfiit McKlnlry'ft I'oHttiiuu.
From the Indianapolis Sentinel: The
man who for seven years has delivered
the mail to President McKinley's res
idence in Canton, Ohio, was in the city
yesterday afternoon and received in
structions from Postofficc Inspector
Fletcher which will enable him to as
sume the role of district inspector. He
received his appointment to this po
sition as a gift from the president on
July l. Today he and Mr. Fletcher will
make a tour embracing several post
offices in the district.
Mr. Owens is a firm-looking, solidly
built man of perhaps thirty-five years
of age. In a conversation he related
some interesting facts about the prodi
gious amount of campaign mail which
the president got last summer.
"His mail," said the ex-cirrier, "was
larger before his nomination than af
ter, but it held up marvellously all the
way along. His letters would number
tluee thousand a day, although the
aerage was somewhat below that. As
for papers well, ou never saw the
like. They seemed to come from every
newspaper publisher in the country,
and the amount of letters and papers
together was sometimes so prodigicusly
large that it seemed that all the mail
dropped off at Canton was for Mr. Mc
Kinley. These letters often contained
tho most laughable superscriptions.
The effort of a great many of the
writers was to get the candidate's sig
nature. AH at once I noticed that the
number of registered letters was in
creasing largely. This kept up for
several clays, until the presidential can
didate quit signing the receipts and
turned them over to his secretary to
sign. That ended the flood of register
ed letters. You see a receipt accompan
ies every registered letter, to be sent
back to the sender, and these letters
were merely a dodge to get Mr. Mc
Kinley's signature. I carried every
piece of mail that the president got
during the campaign, and did it with
out assistance and on foot, and carried
my regular route besides. In order to
do this I had to make extra trips to
the McKinley home every daybut I liv
ed only a block away and it was not
much trouble to do it It required Ave
and six tripe ji day to deliver th mail,"
jt4 ts Ottr Fellow bnt Be Hud
id 8tdaX Ii. ?
i'm an bid bachelor bow,- have nff re
lations except those so distafli teat J
resent tneir being, relations at all, liv
at a.h'ofel and find little comfort" except
in Tom's family, says a writer1 fa thV
Detroit Frdc Press"-. He and I grew up
together, roomed together in college
and did business together for y&??v We
swOre eternal friendship, come what
might, and ftiftnjr were the pranks we
played on each otfvciy going to a length
that none but a fast frieftf Mif per
mit. t'6 and 1 were both athletes, both
given to society and both in favor with
the fftfr sex. O'ri a trip tlotm for the
Christmas vacation we parlI6ipnted Ik
a railroad wreck. Fronr a bornin
car I had the good fortune to rescue t
beautiful young lady who Would have
perished hut for me. She was uncDn-
'iIoUd, I was nearly bo and in lie! fear
ful excitement we were separated
without either knowing who the other
was. But she was always with me in
memory and, by Some strange trick of
mysticism, I was hopelessly" in love
with her. After months of detective
work 6n my part I found her and man
aged an acquaintance. At every meet
ing I wanted to tell her how, next to
her, the dearest thing in my life was
the fact of having saved her life, bu'
it seemed so much like boasting and
appealing to her gratitude that I fore
bore. One evening when I called she met
me with both hands extended and a ra
liant look of happiness. She wanted
my congratulations on the fact that
she was going (0 marry Tom. "Ever
since hty horrible experience in lhat
wreck," she said, ''I have loved the
man who averted such an awful fate.
Only the other day I learned it was
3ear old Tom, and now we are to be
"Dear old Tom be " I began in
my desperation, but -he was dear old
Tom with all his faults. Hadn't I
played him many a trick? So I took
her hand and said the conventional
words that made her eyes glow with
pleasure. Then I went away for weeks
to wrestle with myself, but I was back
to stend up at the wedding. Tom's
children will get all my money, for
their mother is the only woman I ever
loved and their father has always been
my chum.
Tlir l'asoport in KuHia.
In Russia, a child ten years of age
can not go away from home to school
without a passport. Nor can common
servants and peasants go away from
where they live withut one. A gentle
man residing in Moscow or St. Peters-
Inirtr nnnnnt receive tho visit nf ;i
friend who remains many hours with- j
out notifying the police. The porters
of all houses arc compelled to make
returns of the arrival and departure of
strangers; and for everyone of the
above passports a charge is made of ,
some kind.
In former times the nobles of Venice
spent such immense sums in decorat
ing their gondolas that the government
passed a law that all should be alike,
and ail have since been painted black.
The historic windmill at Nantucket,
Mass., was sold yesterday by auction
to the Nantucket Historical Associa
tion for $885. There were only two
bidders, one an agent of the associa
tion and the other a private speculator.
Among the treasures of the Passama
quoddy (Me.) tribe of Indians is a let
ter from George Washington written
from his army on the banks of the
Delaware, Dec. 24, 17T6, in which he
expresses his pleasure that the Passa
maquoddies had accepted the chain of
friendship he sent them the preceding
Lite and death among our presidents
is always an interning subject. Will
iam Henry Harrison was the oldest
man to become president. He took
office at sixty-seven and lasted one
month. The military heroes among
the presidents were advanced in years,
Jackson being sixty-two at tlie timo
of inauguration and Taylor sixty-five.
One-third of all the presidents hao
died in July and half of them in July
and June. John Adams, Thomas Jef
ferson and James Monroe died on the
same date. July 4. and James A. Gar
field was shot July 2. Martin Van
Buren was the longest lived of the
presidents, reaching his eightieth year.
The average duration of life of the
presidents of the United States has
been seventy-two years and eight
The common house sparrow flies at
the rate of seventy-two miles an hour.
Canada has given more than $193,
000 for the relief of the plague and
famine sufferers of India.
Governor Barnes, of Oklahoma, was
a telegraph operator at Leavenworth
when the war broke out.
Persia exports every year about
G.OO0 boxes of opium, each containing
130 pounds. About the same amount
is consumed at home.
There is a fifteen-year-old widow at
Covington, Ky. The girl was married
a year ago to a nineteen-year-old boy,
all tho parents consenting. Her hus
band died a few days ago.
The latest Maine sea serpent proved
to be a pig wading near the shore after
dark. A man on shore hit him on the
head with a brick, and he rolled out
into e'eeper water and fed the sharks.
McLubberty (who has picked up part
cf a laundry check) Phwat's this
quare mark on this pake av paper?
Officer O'Haggarty A Chinese char
acter, Oi belave. McLubberty Thot's
a dum loi. Th' Choinase hov no char
acthei3, begorra! Judge.
Switzerland, though she spends only
half .i million dollars yearly on her
amy, can turn out 100,000 trained men
in two days in case of need, and has
a res rve of 100,000 more and a Land
sturm of 270.000. The army maneuvers
this year will be held in the moun
tains of the Engadine.
Larrikin, a famous Australian
steeplechaser, fell in the grand na
tional hurdle race, near Melbourne,
breaking bis neck. As scon as the
rice was over the crowd broke in and
began to cut up the dead horse for
relics. One man took bis tail, another
the ears, and others the teeth, an
Victim at b Pari fire Who Dreamed
of Her frlfktfnl Poom PimWeat
Ltncrtn' 8w Uh Ottm Jkwnmlnmttmm
Llmued While lie Slept.
ROM the New York
Herald: There s
a very interesting
papef on presenti
ments suggested,
of course, by the
terrible Paris fire
in (hat staid and
reliable periodical,
the Journal &
Debats. It is from
the Den of Henri
De Parrille.- than whom there Is no
greater authority on matters relating
to hallucination, second sight, obses
sion and hfndred subjects.
First the fact I noid that Mme.
Julie Garivet, one of the rktims of the
fire, had a clear presentiment of her
death. When she bade her friend gcod
by on the morning of the fatal day Jt
was evident that she never expected to
see them agairi. She said that during
tho night she had suffered from a
frightful nightmare, and that she had
dreamed of being burned alive. Equal
ly singular was the recent experience
of a Parisian doctor. This gcstleman
was taking a walk one afternoon Whn
suddenly the th'otight struck him that
his house might catcfr Are during his
absence. There was apparently no rea
son why any such accident should Itite
place; nevertheless, the doctor hurried
home, and. sure enough, as he ap
proached the dwelling he saw volumes
of smoke pouring from one of the
chimneys. Rushing in. he found that
the fine in the room adjoining his own
had caught fir. Thanks to his pre
sentiment, he was soon able to quench
the flame3.
The Annates des Sciences Psye&iques
recounts two similar examples of ex
ceptional value. President Lincoln, it
says, had an unerring presentiment
that he would be assassinated. Dur
ing the night preceding his death he
dreamed that he walked down a flight
of stairs which were draped with black
cloth. When he asked the cause of
this mourning he was told that the
president of the Unfted States had
been killed at the opera house. He told
Mrs. Lincoln of his dream, and she
begged him, but in vain, not to go to
the theater that evening. He smiled
at her fear and went calmly out to
meet his doom.
The second story recalls the myste
rious tragedy of Louis II of Bavaria.
This mad monarch threw himself in
to Stornberg lake, which surrounded
his palace, and dtagged down to death
with him his physician, Dr. Von Gud
den, who had plunged into the water
in the hope of saving him. Now, a
few days before his death. Von Gud
den had dreamed that he was strug
gling in the water while vainly try
ing to save another man from drown
ing. He told his wife about the dream
and after his death she told the story
to the Anthropological society of Mu
nich. Equally singular are the stories told
about Mr. De Lerizolled. This gentle
man was recently crossing a mountain
at a little distance from his home when
he suddenly received, as it were, a se
vere shock, which plunged him into
the deepest melancholy. Ho felt as
though he had been struck by a
clinched fist, and for a few minutes his
anguish was extreme. His fir3t thought
was that some terrible calamity had
happened to him or his family, and
that he would hear of it on his arrival
at home. He was right. Hardly had
he crossed th? threshold of his home
when he received a dispatch announc
ing the death of his father.
On another occasion Mr. De Le
rizolles was traveling with his wife,
and she remarked one murniug that
she had not been able to sleep during
the night, as she had constantly be
fore her eyes her dear friend. Mine. De
B., who, according to the vision.seemed
to be dying. As Mme. De B. was sup
posed to be in excellent health, Mr. De
Lerizollcs assured his wife that there
was no significance in her waking
dream. But his wife would not be con
vinced, and. indeed, a letter came in a
fen- days telling them of Mme. De B.'s
unexpected death.
Eight hundred cases, somewhat sim
ilar to this last one, are recorded in a
book published some time ago in Eng
land. In each case some person saw
a ghost or apparition of some- living
relative or friend at the precise mo
ment when this relative ir friend was
on the point of dying.
If it were not for a presentiment Mo
zart would probably never have com
posed his immortal "Requiem." One
day, while he was sitting alone. lo3t
in a melancholy reverie, a stranger en
tered the room, and, laying a hand
some sum of money on the table, re
quested him to compose a "Requiem"
in memory of a dear friend who had
just died. Mozart agreed to do so, and
he began work at once. Night and
and day he labored with extraordinary
zeal, until, finally, his strength gave
way and he became ill. When his wife
tried to cheer him he said brusquely,
"It's no use. I composed that 'Re
quiem for myself and it will be played
at my funeral." Nothing could rid his
mind of this idea. Nay, he was even
convinced that the stranger was a vis
itor from the other world, who had
come to warn him of his approaching
end. So he worked at the "Requiem"
until it was finished, but when the
strarger came for it Mozart was dead.
He Could Vote.
Voter I challenge Shamus Macfogar
ty. He's no dimmycrat.
Chairman Give in yer ividence.
Voter His wife borrows butter of
Mrs. Robinson, a republican.
Chairman But I hear she never pays
it back. Yer all right. Mr. Macfogarty.
Ye can vote. Boston Transcript.
Tlire W.
"Is there anything nice in belts for
this season?"' inquired the customer.
"Yes. sir," replied the pretty sales
girl, incidentally blushing. "What sire,
please?" Chicago Tribune.
One of the highest shot towers In
the world Is to be found -at Villach
In Corlnthla, where there is a fall of
JO feet.
To eat that which tastes good f
gsxdleM of Its dietetic value is the oalj
guide which too many follow in the
selection of their dally food. That
then are ingredients in some foods
that are much more appropriate than
others for tie uses of persons who fol
low certain occupations, has probably
never occurred to them.
The man who eats three meals s
day whether he craves them or not,
oerely because he has been accus
tomed to do so from his youth up,
probably does not realize that he is do
ing more than his duty by his digestive
powers. He has never realized, be
cause he has never tried, the benefits
of abstinence, and would no more miss
a square meal than he would forego
any other reasonable pleasure that
came in bis way.
Whoever eats until there is a feeling
of sluggishness and drowsiness suc
ceeding the act is, and, very likely, un
consciouely, overtaxing his physical
nature. The fact Is that almost all
persons not only eat too much, but
they do not select those foods that will
do them the best service.
Those who' are Inclined to take on
flesh are very often inordinately fond
of sweet and starchy articles of diet,
and these are, as a matter of course,
the very things which they ought to
use with the utmost caution. Such
persons would be greatly benefited by
a diet such as has been prescribed by
some of the most eminent medical and
scientific experts, and which Is to be
tried in some of the argicultural col
leges by the students themselves in or
der to feat the question practically, and
upon those who are intelligent enough
to follow out add nee for their own
satisfaction what will come from a
strict adherence to rules.
It has been tested and proven past a
shadow of controversy or dispute that
to frequently abstain from a regular
meal is to give the digestive organs a
much needed rest and to allow the
system to clear itself of a great amount
of waste matter. Those who doubt
this might for experiment's sake try
the following diet and sec If their
bodily and mental condition is not
greatly improved by the regimen: i
Bread, 16 ounces; potatoes, 16 ounces;
milk, 28 ounces; butter, 2 ounces and
steak fourteen ounces. Eggs and soup
arc to be used as a variety.
Very few people realize the fact that j
water is one of the most important
items In a general diet. Most people
consume too little fluid, and the con
sequence is a feverish state of the
blood and general irritability and un
easiness. Attempts at strict dieting
often prores a failure because the ap
petite leads the subject so far afield.
The goodies of life are too tempting to
be resisted, and ail efforts come to
naught. Even babies and small chil
dren cry for candy and cake and
tnrts, and because their mothers and
nurses are sometimes weak and Indul
gent the little ones suiter.
EWrtric Power in Africa.
Attention was recently called in this
column to the proposed use of the cat
aracts of the Nile for the generation of
electric power. At a meeting of the
Institution of Civil Engineers In Lon
don a short time ago. Professor Fori;es
reported that he had been consulted
about another similar enterprise in the
"dark continent." This was a proposi
tion to employ the Victoria Falls of
the Zambesi river in supplying electric
power to the gold mines in Matahcle
land and the Transvaal.He thought the
scheme was not so chimerical as it had
at first appeared to him. In hi3 opin
ion "the distance ever which power
might be profitably transmitted by
electricity was not far short of 1,000
A WetMInc Xovlcr.
He went to the wedding with pride.
In his faultless fine array;
To act like the others he trieJ.
But he didn't know what lo say;
So he wished his charming young
Many happy returns of the day!
Emma C. Down in September La
dies' Home Journal.
tirrat Srhenir.
"By next spring," said the wild-eyed
inventor, "I shall be rich beyond the
imaginings of paresis. I am going to
"So are a lot or other people."
"That is where ray fine work comes
in. I have almost perfected a process
for making gold edible." Indianapolis
The common saint is an uncommon
stranger to himself.
He is well balanced that will take
advice against inclination.
Christ taught to teach; not to win
admiration or applause.
Aggrc?si eness without control, i3
the animal turned loose.
The gospel and the long face do not
travel well together.
The man who Ioe.s hi. neighbor as
himself, cannot be a hermit.
A dollar has mere power in America,
than the Ten Commandments.
The careless man wrecks his com
fort: the covetous man his destiny.
The eagle bathing her plniMis m the
clouds, is but one of God's thoughts
If your schooling does not help you
to better the world, your time and
money are both lost.
The man who thinks he knows all
J there is to know, is already too dead
j to know that he is dying.
Scatter sunshine as you pass along.
and by and by you may gather bou
quets of immortal gladnes-s.
We may gain a reputation for piety
by looking solemn, but we shall slan
der the Lord while doing it.
The New York owner of a long
haired French poodle, has from time
to time clipped from its coat twenty
pounds of soft white wool, which will
shortly be woven into cloth, from
which he will bav a suit cf clothci
(Oldest Bank in the State.)
Pays literal on Tie Depts
lies Lw on Real Ett.
Omaba, Chicago, Now York ami
all Foreign Countries.
And helps its customers it hcu tuoy need help
LkandkkGeri:aki, Prcs't.
E. H. Henuv, Vice Prcs't-.
M. Buuggek, Cashier.
Joux Stauffkr, V'x. Huciier.
Authorized Capital of
Paid in Capital, -
C. n. SflKLDOX. PrKt.
II. 1. II.OMIIiUli H. Vice Pre.
DAXIKI. -rllKAM. C:iHlilor.
1'KAMv UUKKK. Asst. Cash'r.
i If. SiiEi.iio.v, II. P II. Or.iii.nwii.
Jonas Welch, V. A. MrAi.i.isri it.
Caki. KiESKt. S. C. (Ska v.
I'uank Koniti:i:.
Sahei.da, J. llEMtr Wnn-esiAW,
Ciakk tiRAY. Henuv ueke.
Daniel Sciikaw. !i:o. . fJ alley.
A. F. II. Oeiilkicit, .1. I ItrcKKii K&rATC.
Rebecca Ueckek. II. M. Winslow.
Bank of Deposit: nterest allowed on tlmo
deposits: buv and sell oxchanso on United
States and Europe, and huy and soil avail
able eciirltlei Wo shall bo pleased to ro
ce!v your business. We solicit your pat
ronage. Columbus Journal!
A weekly newspaper de
voted the best interests of
The State o? Nebraska
The unit of measure with
ns is
$1.50 A YEAR,
Bat onr limit of usefulness
is not prescribed by dollars
and cents. Sample copies
sent free to say address,
Collins : and : Metallic : Oases !
ty Repairing of all kinds of Uphal
ttery Good.
Columbus Journal
ia FKBPAnrD to rcnNisn Amrmiso
ssssbsssssssssssssssssssssssssswbsss,s vmt.
I' -
rm JljimTM -jflTTl-r- iifffb.
'.. i Mfi&-.B j