Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 25, 1880, Morning Edition, Page 6, Image 6

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Naughty , Bat Sweet.
BoTtebodyVHps were c'ose to mine ;
Thn tempted i amlJn't resist.
K > uiihand rosjy , a. sweet little month
AVa * suddenly , softly kissed.
' looked and frowned
Somebody'- eyes up cuch a reprovin. glance.
"If kiise * weri wicked ? ' I ivsk d my pet ,
Then tue eye to dan ; .
And , eming \ , the little maid answered ,
AJB I knelt there at her feet ,
"Tney must lie a little hitniu hty ,
Or they never would bi so sweet.
Marietta Times.
The Kan o.Editor. .
Now doth the \\Vter ed tor
Improve e < ich sliding minute ,
And s und the Oklahoma boom ,
Because 'There' * millions m it. '
Thesnow Hikes are playing ,
And WB t-hallhave sleighiag
And what will the young mandothen _
Dear thing.
Hit sweetheart so gay _ .
He'll load into the sleigh
And'round her vrithuue arm will cling
Dear thing.
M rathon Independent.
"What wil11 give my hubby deir ,
Fora i > ressnt on Clmstmas day ?
In the my-i d st e-1 gieatly fear
None are wor hy of him. I pray
You. ilar ing , tell uie , hat rfhall I give
To the < ; eature I love the best ?
He spnin ? to hia fert and 1 with a
"Oh ! 1 wish you would give me a rest ! "
Modern Argo.
When they told old Ethan Vanwirt
that his days were numbered , the first
thing he said was :
"Send for Miss Work ; I must see
Miss Work before I die. "
Singular as this demand seemed , no
ono thought of questioning it. Mies
Work was sent for.
Laura turned quite white when the
strange , imperative summons first
came , and then she was told that he
who sent was dying.
"What can he want ? Shill you go ,
Lauru ] " asked Pauline Ruble , who
was visiting her.
"Oh , yes , yei , poor old man ! I
am sorry for him. Certainly I will go. "
Pauline put her arm around the
Blight Oguro , and drew the golden
head down upon her shoulder.
"Little tool , " she thought , as she
caressed the fair face with her alim ,
white htnd. "Of course it is some
thing about Lewis Vnnwirt. "
Aloud she apid insinuatingly : "I
had better gf with you , dear , don't
you think s ?
"Oh , if you only will , " Lanra cried
Mrs Work was quite an inva1idand
could not accompany her daughter , so
she , also , was very glad to have Pau
line go with her.
As the carriage drove off with the
two girls , she sank back upon her
couch with thoughtful look.
"It must bo something about his
grandson. I hope Liura won't be
silly. "
The ladies were shown at once Into
Mr. Vaiiwirt's apartment.
"I wish toseeyoualone , Laura , my
child , " he said.
"I'll wait for you in the nort room ,
darling1 Pauline volunteered prompt
ly anl departed.
"Mr Lewis has come , sir , " the ser
vant snid , as he was leaving the room ,
in obedience to an impatient gesture
from his master.
"Lat him wait , " the old man ssid
It was an easy thing for Pauline to
step out upon the veranda without
attracting attention and pass along to
the window of the sick room.
"I want to know what he wants o f
her , " she said to herself , "and Lura
is such an obstinate httle child some
times , as likely as not ehe would not
tell me. "
"I have sent for you Linra Work , "
the dyin ? man was saying , "to ask
you if you love my grandson ? "
x"My dear , " he said , "I m dyintr ,
or I would not ask jou such a ques
tion. Low is my son's only child. If
Idie without a will , the whole Van-
wirt proparty will fall to him as the
natural heir ; but the boy has taken
to bad courses lately , I am afraid.
Ho gambles , I have heard. His fath
er did before him. The taint of it is
in the Vanwirt blood. It came near
being my ruin at his very age. But I
promised the woman I married that I
would never touch a card agsin , if she
would have IUP , and I never did. "
Laura's pale lips opened , but she
would not utter a word.
"LUtlo fool ! " thoupht Pauline.
_ "Liateu to me. " old Ethan Yan-
wirt said , lifting himself upon his el
bow in his excitement.If you love
Lswis , premise me thst before you
consent to marry him , you will exict
from him the name pledge my wif
did from me. Ho shall bo my he'r. "
L * < iri burst into tears.
" 1 1 1 love him , " she stammered.
"I w ! pr"mi e anything rather thin
you'a D 'uch a dreadful thing. But
Turnho does not care for me
as you U.i. M"
"I will risk that : I know he does.
All I . 'si you is to prominn not to
V. 'ill he
marry ro has eolsmnly sworn
he will never touch a card nguin Give
me your hand , child , and say the
words over after me. "
Laura obeyed him , more calmly
than niiqhtluve baen expected under
the circumstances.
"God blesi you , " ho said , as he let
herhaud go. "You hsvo made my
- M momenta almost happy. "
* . - inra qni'ted the room , si
* . was about tn j .in her ,
jv-d the sick nmi mutter : "I
am neufcara that a will would make
everytf 2 safer. "
Then 5 ordered the attendant , who
hud justtVmc in to go and bring Mr.
"C.-.a hu oa going to makq a will ,
after all1' ? 'wondered Paulino. "Ill
wait an : ? se.j. "
To her ? masemrnt. she heard the
cick man aic'ntair ; a Till to his lawyer ,
in which be left everything he pcsaeta-
ed to Liura Worlh absolutely.
Mr. Scribe ventured to reuionstwto ,
but it wa * of no usej
"I know wb-tt I art about , " the im
perious old man said ! and would hesr !
nothing. |
The will duly signed , witnessed and
* ealed , ho told the lawyer where to
pu it in his desk , which stood within
his view.
"Is it safe hero ? " Mr. Scnbe asked.
[ HPno key. "
"Who wou'd touch it ? " the sick mm
asked , irritably. "It would benefit
no ono but Lawis , and the Vanwirts
are not thieves , whatever flso they
by. < * o now , please , and { tell some
one to send my grandson to me. '
Pauline would liked to have stayed
and witnessed this interview al o , but
oho did not dare. Laura must be
wondering greatly now where she was.
She found that Laura had come out
of the sick room so agiuted that Mrs.
Becket , the housekeeper , had made
her lie down , and was now sitting
with her.
Pauline took the housekeeper's
place beside her friend , and in a short
time Laura fell asleep. As Pauline
sat there witching the white , childish
face of the girl she pretended to love ,
hes brain was full of wicked and en
vious thoughts.
Laura was already rich , she was
poor , and yet to her who had already
so much , the great Yanwirt property
had just been given. She envied htr
ihe handsome lover , with whom she
was herself more than half in love ,
and whom , hitherto , she had not been
without hope of winning away from
Suddenly , as she sat there , the deep
silence was broken by the sound of
lomo commotion in the house she
hourd steps and excited voices.
"What cm it be ? " she wondered.
"Mr. Yanwirt must be worse. "
She sat listening some moments ,
then roie softly. Liura was still
aleepiug. Pauline succeeded In open
ing the door , without disturbing her ,
and stole out into the hall.
From the landing she could see the
servants below hurrying about with
awe-struck looks.
An impulse of ungovernable curi
osity seized her. She watched her
chance , and , gliding down the stairs ,
skipped through the open door with
out being seen , and passed swiftly
along thj veranda , till she came to
the window where ihe had already
spent so much time. One glance at
the bed told her what had happened.
Echan Yanwirt was dead ! A sudden
awe and horror seized her. She was
about to flee the * pot , when her eyes
fell upon the desk in which she had
seen the will placed. "I wonder if it
Is there yet , " she thought.
"I am sure I can reach It from here.
I should know it at a glance , " she
mused. She put her * hand in and
raised the lid. There it was.
A wicked thought crossed her.
What if she took it.
At that thought she snatched the
will , and hiding it in the folds of her
dref s , she hurriedly retraced her steps.
* * # # # *
Ethan Vanwirt had hcen dead
about a month. His grandson had
entered Into posseasirn of his estate
without hindrance. There wore ru
mors about a will ; but when it could
not be found Mr. Scriba concluded
that the old man had destroyed it , and
refused , when questioned , to toll who
was named in it.
Pauline Rub'e was still visiting
Liura Worjc , although , truth to tell ,
her welcrtmo had grown somewhat
cold both on Laura's Dart and Mrs.
Luira was very unhappy. Lewis
Y nwirt scarcely ever spoke to her ,
except in the most formal manner ,
though he cimo to the homo as often
as formerly. Apparently it was to
aee Pauline now ; and though the gen
tle ffirl strove to seel the same toward
her false friend , she could nut quite
do so.
Thre was another rejected suitor
of Laura's named Robert Lester , who
about this time took adv ntnge of the
situation to renew his devotion to her.
Laura had nwer liked him , and liked
him less than ever now.
"I must bring matters to a crisis
soon , " thought Pauline , one night , as
she wroithed her brilliant face with
smiles , and pretended not to have
seen Mrs Work's unusual cold man
ner to her.
Preiontly , when Lewis Vanwirt
called , she was watching for him'and ,
drew him fit once into the garden. , "I
want to tell y usi > mothirg. ' ' she said ,
in her soft voice ; and besides Laura
and her lover are so happy in there
by thenuflves it would ba a pity to
disturb them.
"Has she consented to marry him
at last ? " ho HsLed bitterly.
"Oh , of course ; I told you she
would. lie is such a very moral
young man , and dear Laura , Is so veiy
stiicr in her iJeas.
Lewis winked.
"Mr Vanwirt , " Pauline said , snd-
donly ; "do you know to whom your
grandfather left his money , in that
will that has noverbeen found ? "
"I do "
not know.
"lean tell you. "
"You ? " Ha stared nt her.
"It giVQ everything to Laura
Work. "
"Impossible ! How do you know ? "
"Never mind , I do know , " Pauline
said , lifting her beautiful black
eyes to hia in the moonlight. "
"Morever , that will is in existence. "
He stared at her harder than be
"I know where it is. "
' Y.m do ? "
"Would you like to see it ? " slipping
her hand into her pocket.
"I certainly should. "
"How would you like to see Laura
and Robert Leter landing at the
Yanwirt honae ? '
L-wis ground his teeth with in-
vi.luntnry rage. This decided the
false , bold ijhl beside him.
' Lewis Yanwirt , " stie eaid , "if that
w 11 , could be pit into your posses
sion to do whhtyou like with
you nnrry a woman who loves you
better t at > Liura Work over could ? "
"I "
Tri-m > linj with joy she drew ou
the folded piper , and put it into his
-do held it up in the moonlight a
moment nnd then thrusting it inside
of his breast , turned suddenly and be-
han to g" swiftly toward the house.
Fftnline c > uld sc-ircely keep up with
him. An awful misgiving seized her.
" \Vhat fire you uciugto do ? "
"Yon shall eeo"he-.uswered stern
ly , and she road his determination in
his eyes.
"WliAt a fool I was , " she muttered ,
but nude one more frffart.
"L-Hir. Mid '
% Lester won't thank yon
for is.tsirnpting them. "
No answer , as he strode on and en
tered the drawing-room through one
of the open French windows. L nra
sat there , with her mother. She had
been crying. No one else was in the
room. He laid the will upon her lap.
" 1 find , " he snid hurriedly , and In
a shaking voice , "that my grand
father left hia money to you There
ia the will that has been missing so
long. I hope , Laura , that you will
be a great deal happier than Mr.
Lqster than you have been with me.
But he will never love you any better
than I do. "
"Liura detests Robert Lester , "
cried Mrs. Work , taking in the situa
tion at once. "She has never cared
for any one but yon L'jwis Yanwirt ,
and you ought to knnw it. "
"Ohl my darling ! " ejaculated Lew
is , wildly ; extending his arm , is it
true1 ?
In another instant Laura waa sob
bing on his shoulder.
Pauline went quietly to her own
room , and spent the night in packing.
When , the next morniug she announc
ed her approaching departure , no ono
From ths Doston Traveller.
The old "Merrie Christmas" of
England , with all its glad fun and
wild revelry , takes on a different
character when filtered through the
American mind. Retaining its mirth
and glee , it takes on a more sub
stantial texture , so to speak. Through
ail the gladness thrills a tender ,
aacred sadness that is yet not sorrow ,
but which just touches the day with
holy memories. In England , where
Christmas carols are sung from door
to door , where the first sounds of the
morning come in music as the children
go about and sing
God rest you a 1 , good gentlemen ,
Let nothing you dismay ;
For Jesua Ch' ist our Savior
Was born on Christmas day.
the song becomes a part of the mornIng -
Ing , like the chiming of bells or the
throngs of people on the street. But
while the pretty carols are not a fea
ture of the American Christmas , the
spirit of them is deeply and universal
ly felt. There is a utilitarian side to
our Christmas , too , but it is redeemed
from theg materialistic by the in
sight of love , or of true , neighborly
kiudnesa. A gift has not less of sym
pathy because it may be of use , yet
the thought , tha remembrance , is far
more than any intrinsic value. Phoe
be Gary , in her little poem of "Tho
Wife's Christmas"touchlngly express
es this when the young wife only
A trifle of a flower to hold ,
Or ribbon for my hnir.
But to be forgotten , Charlie ,
It is that win h lit ings a tear.
And just to think that I haven't been
Your w fe bat a single year.
The selection of Ohistmas gifts is a
matter so delicate , BO complex , ao
modified by invisible circumstances
that it is a subject impossible to out
line , and yet there is an ever appli
cable rule , which ia , after all , only a
modification of the Golden Rule
that it shall in every sensa gratify
both receiver and giver , and that it
shall not wound the niostdeLc to feel
ings. The only real leaeon for oft"
eringa Christmas gift ia the spirit that
prompts it. Unless you have given
your friend words and loving regard ,
more precious than all outward
tokens , you have no right to offer
hlca a Christmas gift. This d y is
especially the festival of the family ,
the house [ and the church , and this
nnnifold character may be
ooserved in gifts. The ideal
Christmas is to have mtdo some
ouo happy , and for this the
means are as different as are the indi
viduals. The gift ihonld bo adapted
to the circumstances of both the giver
< iL < d the recipient. To receive a cost
ly gift which one knows his friend
could not afford , &nd which will entail -
tail on him many a sacrifice of needed
comforts , is s source of pain only , and
the more so that it is hardly of a na
ture to bo expressed. A gift tha
brings with it a perpetual senaa of obt
libation , is worse than valueless
Again , luxurious presents which the.
giver can afford , but which the recip
ient cannot afford to have , are utter
ly out of taste and betray an absence
uf thought rather than the delicate
divination that should determine the
offering. It may , at first , seem an
anomaly that ono cannot afford to
merely possess an article of lux
ury , freely given , but it is
none the less true. We all
remember the rainistera's silk
stockings , which absolutely compelled
him to refurnish his wardrobe , which
no could illy afford : hut being the
gift of a weilthy parishioner , he dared
not offend her by not uaing her gift ,
the hose of those days being a
prominent article of costume. And
we all remember , too , the new parlor
cirpet of Chtistopher Crowfieldwhich
altimately entailed up > n that genial
gentleman the entire refurnishing of
his by way of preserving harmony in
its appearance. To a , young married
coupla wh are housekeeping on a lim
ited but tasteful and comfortable scale ,
the gift of a diamcnd pin or ring
would bo far less appropriate , because
it afford far less pleasure , than would
a gift of n set of books , of a fine pic
ture , or some rase and beautiful en
gravings At the first reverse of for
tune , the diamonds would be the first
thing to fiud their wayjto "uncle" In
his 11 ysterious precincts of the three
gilt balls , while books aud pictures are
a joy forever in the simplest of homes.
To a boy full of fun and frolic the gift
of a pair of skntes would doubtless
afford far morn pleasure than the gift
of that splmdid now illustrated vol
uma of Longfellow's poems. A g.ft
need not , either , be purely ornament
al. Articles of use are quite aa ap
propriate when mutual circumstances
indicate them. We are accused of
being a very practical nation , aud
the American ChristmBS partakes r-f
this character. While we bring
rare flowers to the chancel aud
the altar in church , while we wreathe
our h mes in Christmas greens , and
even have our holly and mistletoe
bough ; while we make gifts of rare
and beautiful things from all parts of
the world , we do not yet forget to
send the substantial of a Christmas
dinner to those wh. > might not rejoice
in one otherwise , nor forget the cheap
toys that make glad the hearts of the
poor and desolate little ones of earth.
The American Christmas is a complex
subject after all ; it has as many phases
as it has people who celebrate it.
From an observance of the church it
has come to be a national holiday , and
its influence ta toward the development
ot all that is highest and most unselfish
in humanity.
Cfriitnia ? offering ? hare their re
actionary effect upon character. Likt
the quality of mercy , they are o
blessing to him who gives and to him
who takes The true spirit of Christ-
maa is the culture of all that h finest ,
and sweetest , and highest in life. Far
beyond any greatness of achievement ;
beyond any flssh of material Euces ,
are the silent sure graces of character
which transform life , i self , into one
grand and immortal success. And ,
ttfter all , we can sing to but one un
erring rule for the Christmas j jy to
make someone happy , some life glad
der than it was before , for the sake
of Him in whoso name we celebrate
The January Atlantic begins a new
volume with a number of great and
varied excellence. The first chapters
of Miss Pholp's serial story"Friends :
A Duet , " are so vigorous and interest
ing that her readers will be impatient
for the next installment. Air. Aldrich
contributes a most interesting piper
on "Smith , " which will have a pecul
iar interest for a heat of readers. Hen
ry James' "Portrait of a Lady , " needs
no commendation to the multitude
who follow his stories with an admira
tion which few living novelist com
mand. John Fiske has an article on
sociology and Horo-Worship , " which
Uk a-exception very strongly and
convincingly to the article by Wil
liain James recently published in The
Atlantic. Miss Harriet W. Preston
contributes a delightful literary-his
torical esiay on ' A Symposium of
Sixty Years Ago. " William M. Ros-
eotti begins his series of articles on
"The Wives of Poets , " with glimpses
of the wives of Euiipides , Lucretius ,
Eante , Alfieri , Cervantes , Lope de
Yega , and Corneille. Richard
Grant White's paper on "Sara
Bernhardt" will attract marked
attention just now. Mr. Whittier'a
tender poem in memory of Lydia
Maria Child is ono of the noblest and
most charming poems Mr. Whittier
has ever writteu. Mr. Stedman ha ) a
fine poem on "Ye Tomfae of ye Poet
Chaucer. " Other poems , essays , stories
varied ' 'Con
ries and an unusually
tributors' Club" complete a superb
number of this magazine. Now is
the time to subscribe for it. $4 00 a
year. Houghton , Mifflin & Co. . Bos
The January number of Scribner
will contain an account of the aims
and methods of the Horological and
Thermometncal Bureau recently es
tablished by the Manchester Observa
tory of Yale College , from careful
personal inspection of the spot. This
is the first bureau of the kind estab
lished in this country , and cannot
fail to arise the standard of excellence
in both clocks , watches , and thermom
eters. The curious machinery used
to correct watches to the tenth of a
second , together with sime singular
habits in the behavior and habits of
thermometers , make the article tf
mere than usual interest to the reader.
The aaina number also contains some
account of Mr. John L * Fargis's nnd
Mr. Louis 0. Tiffany's recent work in
stained glass.
The Methodiit church at Salt L ke
City is thriving , and the Sunday
school increased 33 per cent in No
The new constitution and canons of
the Episcopal church of Iowa confer
tha right to votoou the womun of tha
church , a privilege heretofore denied
It ia proposed t > lay the corner
stone of the new Church of the Disci
ples of Christ-vt Washington on March
5th , the dav rfur the inauguration of
PresUont G.-rficl.l
A church in Concord. N. H. , cele
brated its 150th anniversary a few
days ago. Tne church has had only
five pastors in that time , aud the pis-
torates of four of these covered 137
It is reported that the statistics of
the Reformed Episcopal church show
a greater addition to its membership
during the past year than in any preceding -
ceding one , not excepting the first
year of its organization.
The American board states that it
must nosds receive from thn churches
the coming year about S43P.OOO , be
sides special donations and legacies
This represents an advance of 20 per
cent in the receipts of the past year.
Dr. John Maintain , of Ire'and , hns
a call to the Second Presbyterian
church in Philadelphia at a salary of
86,000 , another to Second church ,
Chicago , at a salary of 58,000 , and
still another to a church in Scotland.
The Mormons send more missiona
ries out of Utah than Christian
churchei Bund into tint territory
Seventeen Mormon clJera recently
loft Utah for Tennessee , Georgia ,
Alabima , and other Snittiern states ,
to make convert and secure Mormon
emigration to Colorado.
There are G89 Baptist churches ,
white , in South Carolina , with 55,183
members , or one member to every
seven in the population. Of the G89
churches otily21hve preaching every
Sunday Th total of cootribu ions
for missions the past year was leas
than § 15,000
The Mcravitns had a neat Indian
mission chapel at New W efield ,
Kas , but a tramp casnc there ono
night a week or two ago to lodge. It
is thought thwt the tire in his pipa
muahnvo But tha building abhze , for
in the morning uothif.g ut a heap of
ashes marked the place where the mis
sion had been. The whole establish
ment was a loss , even the
and catechi'ui b"insr consumed.
As a Mr. Bird was recently married
to a Kiss Worm in Miclutan , It is
about time for the parigrnphers to
siy something about the "earlv " bird , "
etc. '
It is announced that Horatio Sey
mour , Jr , is engeged to m rry MLis
Abby Johnson , daughter of the l te
Judge A. S. Johnson , of Albany.
N. Y.
W. W. Dangherty and Mary E .
Howard were nurribd In Des Aioinue '
on the 9th. It was the groin'a secotd
venture and the bride's third on the
matrimonial sea.
Kate Girald , the pretty young ac
tress who waa divorced from George
Fawcstt Rowe a year or t o ago , has
married a New York cuitom house inspector
specter named Morris.
The Priucess Blanche , of Orleans
a tall , slender , and hant jmo younl
woman and the daughter of the Duke
de Nemours , is about to be married to
the Princes de Ligne.
The daughter of the ox-Khedive
was recently married to Dioud Pasha ,
a brave but savage aoldi'er , who paid
off debts to the amount of S500,000
bafore his wedding , which ho Ci-uld
well afford , as the bride brought him ,
besides ready money , seven palaces
and 40,000 acres cf land
The weddinc ot Sir Thomas G. F.
Heaketh and Mi8 Flora Sharon , second
end daughter of Senator William
Sharon , took place on Thursday even
ing , the 23J inst. , at the country resi
dence of the bride's pirents , at Belmont -
mont , near Sin Francisco.
Among the gifts displayed at a San
Francisco wedding wa * the bride's
father's check f r $100,000. The
Cd&hier of the bank on which the
check was drawn was a guest. It was
obaorved that he loosed queerly at
the document , then turned up his
nose , and remarked : "Why , be hasu't
§ 500 to his credit in our bank. "
A young couple eloped in B-illard
county , Ky. , aud were overtaken by
the girl's father , but not before a
clergyman had united them The pa-
rout drove the bridegroom away by
aiming a gun at him , aud took his
daughter home , where he locked her
up. The husband prowled around
the house that night , and was shot to
c eath by the an ry old man.
Hawthorn blossoms are favorite
corsnge flowers.
Kid gloves are now worn to come
up aud cover the elbow.
The envelope shape muff is worn
with nearly all opera toilets.
Frosted silver is very fashionable ,
and is imported in antique designs.
Evening dresses are often madu with
skirt and bodice of distinct materials.
Chestnuts with their leaves and
their prickly burra are seen upon Paris
The new peasant dresses are rnado
of ladies' cLth and trimmed with gay
Thistles of spun glass studded with
di&moads are elegaut ornaments for
the hair.
Liopwd skins made Into mufis and
flat cullara are the newest lurs for
young ladies.
Stamped velvet In beautiful even
ing shades is a popjlar materiel for
ball toilets
Large bows of gold brocaded or
plain satin ribbons aru worn at the
left side of the belt.
Amber cockroaches and grasihro-
pers. with smorald eyes , have ms a
their appcirauce.
The newest style of poke bonn < ta
have the brinia shelving dowmvarl
in * toad of upward.
Strip'os are rapidly taking the place
of small-ngured Watleau brocades ei
portions of combination tolrta. ;
Jet is not quito so iruch in' favor in
Paris as formerly , mid handkerchief
costumes have ceased to li fashion
"Darling , " she siid , ' tII mo
omeihing about your fire' wife's
lovJ" "Yes ; but my first vife did
not ask me anything about yi jra. "
Leap-year She : ' 'Arcyou ungsged
for the German ? " Ho ( ri'h e'xyer-
ness ) : "No , I'm m.t. " SLO ( with
pit > ) : "Oh , that's too bad. Good
evening. Seoyoa later. "
The latest atjle of coiffure is t coil
the hnir in tight rin-a at the sides of
the head , Japantau fashion , keeping
thoiu in pluce with long jeweled pins
gilt or silver.
The sipphire of dcepeit blue ia the
favorite of the moment for fiogor
rings , and Is oftcnest combined ' .nth
diamonds in hoop shape , straight
around the finger or clso in a diag > iial
row of stones.
The principal of a younz ladKV
aemiunry in Syracuse has so exhannt-
ingly inflicted her pupils wi'h ' "de
portment" that when alone her girla
of sixteen act like sixty. [ Puck.
They wuro sitting together Sunday
evening , with an album or two be
tween ihem , whun she pletsautly ask
ed ; "How would you like to have my
mother live with you. " In just fif
teen seconds ho had hia hat half-way
down over his face and waa looking
through the gate.
A lady recently visited a clairvt y-
ant in order to'hear eometV'og about
ner husband's life. The cliirvoyant
said : "You must brine : me * i > of
your husband's hair before I cgo
lute the land of dreams. " "I.ut , '
said the lady , "My husband is bald
headed. " "Still , " said the clsrvoy-
aut , "You may pull a little siore from
thesidta. "
Strange Burial Scuno.
Detroit Free Press
James Dykca ia parhapa the moat
celebrated checker player in Canada.
His wife dud recently , and he at
tempted to supplant the clergyman
and ouduct the services himself.
Then followed an unseemly scone at
the grave , the bystanders forcing
Dykea to stop reading. The caae at
tracted considerable attention in Can
ada , and Dykes himself aandd the fol-
lowirgicjuunt nf this nceno to The
Lonauii Free Preys : '
He cl.iims that it was his wife's re-
qupst that any remarks mido at the
grave should be made by himself , and
accordingly ho spent a great amount
of time ia preparing the following
panea-yric :
MY FRIEXDS : Wo have assembled
to-day to perform the Lii : sad iittA to
the dead. I say my friends , for I v r
ily believe there are none prenont who
hav > come hero simply to tnea'inre by
the tears lie shall fhcd ard the r.n-
Kiiish that wrin 3 thd heart of an af
flicted husbind and faiher.
Tht > liud nnd affectionate wife , the !
tender mother ! at an age whsn the
"ah&dowa'vere still iallinij towards the
wrfit , " death touched her tired heart ,
and sha loll into that drenmlcEi ele p
that "Kisses down the eyelids still. ' '
She erubarksd rm the dark , mlaty !
Carpetings I Oarpetings I
Old Reliable Carpet House ,
IUST 186S. )
Carpets , Oil-Cloths ,
Matting , Window-Shades ,
Lace Curtains , Etc.
I Slake a Specialty of
And have a Full Line of
Mats , Rugs , Stair Rods , Carpet-
Lining Stair Pads , Crumb
Clothes , Cornices ,
ormrc Poles , Lambrequins , Cords and Tassels
In fact'Everything kept in a First-Class Carpet Honse.
Orders from abroad solicited. Satisfaction CJuarantceii
Call , or Address
John B. Detwiler ,
Old ftpliahlfi Carpet Fouse. OMAHA.
Steam Pumps , Engine Trimmings , Mining Machinery ,
A. T , . RTBAITO. 205 Fnmham Strait flmahn.
Iron and Wagons Stock ,
At Chicago Prices ,
1209 and 1211 Ilarncy Street , Oniahu.
Wholesale and Retail in
OFFICE CITY MARKET 1415 Douglas St. Packing House
Opposite Omaha Stock Yards , U. P. R. R.
ocfan of eternity , -whence no breeze
ever blows hithorward. But if there
be a heaven and if there bo a right
eous G'd , Hia breath muet swell the
sail and direct its course to that beau
tiful shore where sorrow ii known no
more , and where happiness ruigneth
O , sorrow ! how closn then trradest
on the heels of en j lymont. The rose
has Its thorn , the poach i-3 worm , and
decay lies concealed in the chalice of
the flower. All earthly things nra
doomed to pass away. Death ia a
debt of nature wo nil , rich and poor
alike , sooner or later mas' p iy. Wnen
that grim mecaenger on the pul" horse
nhjll c ll for us , wo must go. \Vo too
tha trvopen { to-diiy to receive it ?
tenant , ana the withered turf and the
cold clay * H her in its bosom to
sleep 'he al * hnt kiows no wakine.
Born of D but rtspectabKj par
ents , her lies1 araF none the les * pure ,
her iilndnr.i > ' ' . i S3 noble. In the
language < > i tht t-xot aha "gave to
misery all shf ha'i , i tear. " Puzsosed
of a superor ud -OM ; , an intatinhle
thirst for knnar > > - and a firm deter
mination t-j ex- " > into all matters
for herself , she devoured the
standard works of science and
philosophy , and formed for h r
a-lf the basis of a religion purely
her own. No , not puruly her owu.
She venerated the natnt ; of Ilim who
enid , "The world Is my coun'ry , and
to do good ia my religion. " Al hough
rocked in the C * vifiatin cr : < dU , < i e
abhorred with all her heart and seal
that inf imous doctrine of forpordms-
tion. She ciull not believe th t the
mother could ba happy in heaven and
look down upon her little fjr-viaired
boy writhing in tha red-hot agoniea of
thi- ho tint
At thipoint complains
the murniura of diasrnt which had fol
io-red the reidin' < eo fnr broke < > u-
violent.Somf > of thrby aUndera ,
vozod at the tura of hie remarks ,
wen * up to hint .od znatc i d th
paper oat of his hand and t < e i : in
piectfJ , vowina that such eentimenta
were utterly intolerable in B ' hris.tii.n
community. After this rud'iatnr- ,
ruption the burial Wita ouie'Iy pro- :
cecdud with. Dykes claims tlwt
there was nothing objectionable in
the paper. < '
ZruArer ? trannctod same Kg tht o n Incor
porated Bank.
Accounts kept In Cnrrency of zold roMa < * to
nUht check without notice.
Certificate * -Icjwilt l/vrool r.avMo In throe ,
MX and twelve munthn , beurlnj interest , or on
lenitiul without Interest.
Advances raids -ustonwr ) n pjro c l sa.
curi'lw at mark t rv < - of Interest
Bov andael ) O < M. H\rnl \ ] e h.-nij9 Govern
ment' , State , ( ymn'y and City Uotnis.
Drv.v Slirht DraiU on Tii/Iwi , Ireland , Scot
land , and all part * of Europe.
Sell B irop an Pac8ue TickptH.
Cor. 13th onct Fnrnbam Stroete ,
IXrKMKH D ISyfi. .
Or ? nlr j u Nattonil Bank , Aa tat 20 , KSS.
Capital and Profits OverS300,000
. ntbori3 l hy thr S-croUry Trsunry
to rtcetvo Stifiotrtptton to the
JCcTnrrz * . Pr rf < ! eDt.
U. W. ,
A J. Vntntl&i ,
Jfaa A. i : * > T9 TOi <
f JD is .
Itlwut regard to
hmm time crt8 ! < Tst birbu ! Bt JiiS.
Viftwj draft * wi * i i Frarwl o lad principal
cUM ! of tha C&rteJUt * - , ak > London , Dahlln ,
EdialKirtf ! * od Uu priadpnl cKIca of tba conti
nent of f.nrork ) .
tHJa p-w-ts'3 tfcK ta lor Emfcranta In the Li-
naa lit. taiyldtj