Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 13, 1887, Page 11, Image 11

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Practical Words From Tomato "Workers in
the Grand Imlnstrial Army ,
H wcotSc vent con Inccrsoll'i Gracious
Xrlhuto to lilln Wheeler \Vllcox
lion in I fit ! CniimllmiH ( Jeiicrnl
Gossip of Society.
Woman's TJOVC for Woman.
"Good nlirht , dear heart , coed night , " she
Mill ,
Clnspltiis my hand at partlnc.
And as 1 left her standing
1 tell the teardrops starting.
For like a benediction breathed
On suppliant low kncellm ; ,
Fell soothingly upon my ear ,
Tiiosckiml words lull of feeling.
They sank Into my Inmost heart ,
. , , IHJITIIIS' every power.
A.s licaMiii-Bcnt dew ruvlilcs
The fnlntund thirsty llowcr.
A woiimti I , witli human needs ,
( liiesscd by this tirnclous wonifin ,
ThnsuHWeel-voiced hlogslmis near and fnr.
My pathway shall Illumine.
Would thtioero moro Mich hearts as hers ,
SoEOilllko. although huuiaiit
For larest ot all earthly loves ,
Is woman's love lor woman.
AVntncn'HVnues. .
Flnlalelhla ( ) Record : Doubtless a pills-
* ant reason for the low wages of women
is thu ovorsuppjy of women. In the
good providence of God thuro is no oversupply -
supply ; but an apparent oversupply is
mudo'to appeai in the calculation of Iho
economists , who , without inquiring why
it is so , are ready with Ihcir statistics to
bhoxv that the gleaner * in tlio field of
labor are always in excess ol the glean
ings. Within the past twenty years
women have pushed themselves by dint
of underbidding and pt'oved steadiness
into many occupations theretofore mo
nopolized by men. The progress of in
vention has aided this tendency by ere-
nliiig now occupations. Tlio business of
telegraphy , telephony , tyno writing , kin
dergarten teaching , and all thu wonder
ful mechanical contrivances lor knitting ,
weaving , sewing , spinning and kindred
industries have created a demand for
labor precisely suited to tlio quick and
nimble fingers of womankind.
But the very low wages earned in
nearly all the callings , new and old ,
where the labor ot women has to some
extent .supplanted the labor of men furn
ish proof that the area of employment
bhoiild bo further widened. The very
fact that it is possible for women to sup
port themselves without rosoit'ng ' to
matrimony as a matter of business cal
culation lias no doubt added to the
proportionate number of the unmarried.
In so far as this has been the case it has
served to retard any improvement in the
rate of wages by increasing the number
of employes in probable excess of in
creased employment. Unlike men , wo
men cannot undertake the care of a
household and go on with other forms of
labor. When a woman marries there is
an end of book-keeping , telegraphy or
fihorl hand writing. She steps into a
more natural and moro important but
less independent occupation , and makes
room for another woman. But the
fewer marriages there are the less room
there is.
It is a question for statesmen whether
policies that encourage factories and dis
courage farmers are bettor or worse for
the mass of the population. 1 am in
clined to think that farms should be pre
ferred before factories. Fanners cannot
got along without wives. The workers
in factories , both men and women , may
live unmated. Very many of them can
never all'ord to live in any other way , and
BO antagonize one another in the battle
of life. This is dreadful. It makes ono
almost fi.yinpathi/.o with tlio wish of
Thomas Jollc&son , that a sea of tire had
been interposed between _ this country
and thu manufacturing nations.
The UniteiyStates , though the greatest
of agricultural nations , is rapidly becoming -
ing great as a manufacturing country.
Wo nave many factories and are con
stantly getting move. The pressure ,
however , for factory employment becomes -
comes more intense year by year. Ono
means of relieving tins pressure should
bo insisted upon : child labor should bo
dispensed witli. The laws intended to pre
vent it should bo so amended as to provide
adequate means for enforcement. Just as
the prevention of imported labor from
other countries under contracts based
upon wage systems not suited to this free
country would improve Iho condition of
men wno work in mines or build rail
roads or engage in other forms of nn-
Bkilled labor , so thu abolition of child
labor would bo followed by a widening ol
the Hold for tlio labor of women. Em
ployers should not bo allowed to force
down the wages of the grown mother or
Eislor by pitting against her in the strug
gle for existence the poor children who
ought to bo in school , and who are phys
ically dwarfed and mentally benumbed
by the drudgery imposed upon them.
Women who are workers in the grand
tinny of industry are profoundly inter
ested in every possible Industry which
lends either to narrow or to enlarge tin
number of hands to do or the amount ol
work to bo done. Whatever crowds the
occupations in which men exclusively
iingago reacts upon the occupations in
winch men compete with women. II
boys cannot get to bo machinists or far
mers or engineers , a larger number ol
them will be clerks , salesmen , tolo
graphcrs and typo-writers.
As a beginning , in making room for
.noro women there is no moro promising
lield than the ono indicated. There oughl
to bo no cessation in thu ullbrt to keep
infants out of the factories. If no place
were thereby made for girls out of work
who are old enough to work , still the
humane side of the matter ought to on-
RI , M the mind of every thinking man nnd
the heart of every good woman.
Sovontecn ,
Mr > . Itclle Morrison.
Bho stands \vlth her face to the butting sun ,
Her hands clasped loosely across her irown
And weaves bright day dienius , one by ono.
In thu ciliuson clouds where the sun noes
down ,
l'iom the sunset land comes the mlncoso
bold ,
With his gleaming sword and Hying steed
Her heart Is tilled with a love untold ,
And she smiles to hasten his laggard speed
Ho will brlni ; her from out his cloualaiu
A ilui ; and a robe of wondrous dyes ,
And together the whole wide world thoy'l
With love for a guide , under purple skies.
Was ever In lifo a thine so bright
As a maiden's heart In her dreamy teens ,
When ovcry Jail Is a belled knlcht ,
\\ith \ BOM nud jewels to crown the ! :
queens ?
The llKht goes out In the western sky ,
1 he crimson tades to a sombru Kray ,
And she turns awuy with a Imlf-breathci
sigh ,
blm must wait for the prince another day.
Ah. nmldcn mine , with your heart ot cold ,
Coulit 1 teen you thus , with your castle
bright ,
But nlfick for the rinz and prince so bold.
% Ihey will fade awuy lllto the sunset bright
InirersolPa Gracious. Tribute.
Now York Sunday Journal : "Yoi
have written won-dor-ful Hues. Yoi
make won-der-ful poetry. It delights
uio to road it , and I am truly glad to
moot you. " Such were the words o
praclous , honest and earliest greeting to
Mra . Ella Wheeler Wilcox , the fair ( poet
ess. by the great iconoclast , Mr. Kober
( i. Ingcrsoll , on the occasion of ono o :
his late receptions at his homo , No. B'
Fifth nveuuo , Now YorkIt was aaooia
noldent of no ordinary interest , thi :
tailing each other of those two snip :
u guniuj as they passed by on the ocoai
of timo. each bearing its precious cargo
of human heart foodtho coming together
of the Very extremes of strength and
tenderness , of the most beautiful and
soul-stirring eloquence of the age. Ho
held her hand some time in his and gazed
earnestly down into the fair , childlike *
happy face so eagerly , searching hisvery
much as if ho were going to stoop nhd
kiss it , but ho did not , you know ho
onlv looked .so. Mr. Ingersoll was born
looking so. The gathering was n largo
nnd brilliant one , and Mrs. Wileox was
the center of attraction throughout the
evening. She was treated witli marked
distinction by her distinguished host ,
who sought her frequently , and together
they carried cm little duets of converse
not often excelled In charm oven In New
York parlors. Ono litllo strain , for In
stance : "I hold you to bo mistress of
rhythm , " ho said , "and I am a great believer -
lievor in rhythm , coupled witli thought ,
of course. Do you know , ' ' ho continued ,
"what rhythm is ? It is thu rise and fall ,
the swish nnd swing of thn blood in thu
human frame , produced by emotion ,
whether in poetry or music ; whether
jravo or gay , courageous or fearful , ma
licious or loving ; whether the surging
.ides of passion , the dancing ripples of
nnocont joy , or tlio placid calm ot satis
faction flowing on under the clear ,
bright skies of a cloudless conscience. "
Ilcniittrnl Cnnnclinu Olrls.
London Truth : Last night , at the
louse-warming soiree of the Canadian
commissioner and Madame Hector 1-avrc ,
there was so much pine , and it was so
charmingly arranged , that had the
nymphs of a Scandinavian forest came
in they would have felt at home directly
and complimented the lady of the house
on the use she made of a kind of verdure
sacred to them. As it was , lliero were
some very fair llowers , who came from
Jie north side of the St. Lawrence and
: ho great American lakes. They did not
at all resemble in typo Uncle Sam's
nieces. An air of freedom is common toil
i\l \ , but they struck mo as preserving
more distinctly race peculiarities than
ladies do from the United States.
The French typo has immensely gained
_ n Canada at least in the feminine part
of the population , where politeness is
Without grimace , and art and artilice
are laid aside , unless in the arrangement
of toilet. 1 had no idea what an amount
of a strongly Scotch typo
could involve until I saw at this soiree a
Canadian girl , tall , slender , admirably
built , self-reliant and resolute. The neck
( white as snow ) was strong enough not
to seem long , and long enough not to
appear strong , and tlio self-reliant air
was half masked bv the youthful round
ness of the face. 1 thought some of the
complexions were a little rude in color-
just like Christine Nilsaon was when she
was a young girl. Still , there was
beauty in this fresh slronglh of pink and
white tints , and as to the lips , they were
redder than ripe cherries.
Gossip Tor tlio Ijmllos.
A commercial college for girls has
just been established atChnrtrns , Franco.
Fencing is a popular fad among fash
ionable women. One New York teacher
lias forty pupils.
The lifo of Mrs. Siddons , by Mrs. iCcn-
iird , is to form ono of Mr. Ingrain's
Eminent Women Series "
The Clara Barton Traming School for
nurses has been opened in connection
with the National Temperance hospital.
Miss Dora \Vheeler won the pri/o over
TOO artists students for her study of Penelope -
elope , since put in tapestry by the "As
sociated artists. "
Lady Colin Campbell hesitates between
the stage , the lecture platform and a
book. Having the sanction ot the queen
she will doubtless succeed in whatever
she undertakes.
O. Sata San , the first woman in the
kingdom of Japan to bo admitted to tlio
charmed circle of journalism , has be
come associate editor of ono of the best
papers in Tokio.
Jennie Juno says that women wcro
born to bo troubled with corns , bunions
and dressmakers , and the more one kicks
against it the more sorrow she will call
down upon herself.
Great oaks from little acorns grow.
Ono of the most promising of American
sculptors is Mrs. Caroline S. Brooks ,
whoso first work , "lolantho , " modeled in
butter , attracted attention at the Centen
nial exposition.
Ono woman has lost her grip upon her
"rights. " Dr. Mary Walker has given
uj ) all hope of becoming president of tlio
United States. But it must bo acknowl
edged sbo has clung to her convictions
Five young women arc studying in the
law department of Michigan university
this year. Ono of them is tlio daughter
of a prominent lawyer in the Sandwicl
Islands. She intends to practice her pro
fcssion in her native land.
Rev. Florence Kalloch fills the pulpit
of the Universalist church in ono of Chi
cago's suburbs very acceptably. She was
ordained eleven 3 ears ago.
Tally Brabazon is at tlio head of a
scheme in England for providing interesting
osting work for aged women , especially
those in work houses and institutions.
In Holland women arc rapidly usurp
ing thu occupation of pharmaceutical as
sistants. Out of a total of fifty-live can
didates , nineteen out of thirty-oiio fe
males , and only eight out of twenty-four
males , were successful in the recent
state examination.
Mmo. Boticioaut , the principal proprietor
priotor of thu Bon Marcho , in Paris , who
abounds in good works , has made over
o Society of Mutual Aid ,
founded by her late husband in connec
tion with the establishment. She retains
only a lifo interest in the income.
In Armenia tlio bride is not allowed to
speak in the presence of her husband's '
mother and in Persia the mothor-in-law
is nn of special nlVectiou on the
p.irt of daughter and son-in-law.
In Algeria the bride always rides to the
wedding on a mule led by the bride
groom. The wedding occurs at his homo
and on reaching the door ho lifts the girl
from thu mule and carries her inside , the
assembled damsels and youths meantime
pelting him and switching him with olive
In Italy no woman seems to have de
served special notice for literary work
done during thu last year , out in Hun
gary wo.find a woman's name Mmo.
Benicxky recognized as foremost in the
writing of fiction. This lady has also
brought out a play "Countess Hhoa"
that seems to huvo attracted some atten
Kx-Empress Eugenie has sigmtied her
approval of the marriage of Princess
Lotilia to Prince Itolaud Bonaparte ,
Now nothing appears to bo lacking ex
cept the consent of the young lady.
Prince Roland's income from the Monte
Carlo gaming tables aggregates $150,000
u year.
They were seated at n late Sunday din
ner when the door-bull rang and the ser
vant handed n card to the mistress of the
house. "Good gracious ! " she exclaimed ,
"it's our minister , and I've boon eating
onions ! " "Never mind , my dear , " re
plied her husband , "you need not kiss
him to-day. "
A petition is being signed In Germany
asking the government to open universi
ties to women. Female students have
boon allowed from time to time to studj
at Heidelberg and Loinsic , but not to take
their degrees. Germany is behind sovoru
other continental countries in this reform
About liyo hundred workwomen are
employed at Berlin in the manufacture
of shoe rofottus. Thu sale amounts to
about ono million yearly , nnd the ro
settes are exported to nil the European
countries and North and South America.
The Prussian state railways have for
some time past employed women as
tunrds -crossings. . The work consists
ihio'lly of the closing and opunlng of the
jars nhd the lighting and sweeping of
crossings ; and the wonien In most cases ,
ire cither the wives .or widows of guards.
Their pay is from sixpence to tenpcnco
per day.
I had been spending a week with some
friends in a quaint old village a few miles
outside of Moscow. The morning of my
ilcparturo my host , looking exceedingly
ravc , besought mo to take a ciroshky
from the village , and not ride the jour
ney back. 1 laughed ami said the ride
was nothing.
"O , it is not the ride I mind , " said he ,
"but your being alone. There has been
mutiny lately among the soldiers at
M , numbers have deserted , and it is
said that twenty are in the forest at
Kalga , living by robbery. Bo that as it
may , two travelers have been waylaid
on the road there within the last week. "
I remembered that in coming to my
friends house the road had passed through
n wood for about a mile. This must have
been Kalga.
I starlod on my machine at a pretty
fair pace , but , the road being bad , I had
to slacken a little. It was still daylight
as I entered the forest , but the great pine
trunks , with their enormous branches
radiating out from the top" , soon shut out
much of the light. After going , as I
judged , about two miles , I could scarcely
sco anything beyond the edges of the
road on either hand. Holding my head
stooped , looking to avoid binned on my
path , I suddenly became conscious of a
Hash. A ball w'ln/zed past , and looking
up , I saw a dark figure bound out on the
road a few yards higher up.
My resolution was soon taken ; I turned
the machine , and dashed back in the di
rection of the village ; hut another llash
from that quarter and the hot sting of n
bullet as it gra/.od my shoulder told mo
1 was surrounded. But even in that mo
ment , the llash showed mo an opening in
the forest to the right , where a small by
road joined in. I turned the bicycle
sharp , and , though almost thrown oil by
Iho jerK , 1 was speeding along at a rapid
pace and was safe from pursuit. By an
unaccountable oversight my would-bo
murderers had left me one avenue of
escape , which the shot which- was meant
to kill mo had revealed. I concluded that
this track must load up to some farm
house , and rode on steadily.
After riding a long time 1 heard a
slight souiuf as of "yak , " "yak. " I
stopped and dismounted in order to listen.
After a while I heard it again plainly.
concluded it must bo a ( log barking in
some farm-yard near. Mounting again I
rode on at : i redoubled rate. The only
thing that perplexed me was that the
sound came from behind. But tins 1'at-
tributcd to some curious echo. Soon the
sound grow louder , and it was plain that
whatever it was it canio from moro
throats than one. It was like a bark , yet
it was not the bark of a dog.
In n moment the hideous truth burst in
upon me. The sound was from behind ;
they were following me ; they were draw
ing up on mo. They wcro not dogs. They
were wolves. For a moment I felt as i
there were no power in my limbs. Only
by a strong eflort 1 managed to work the
machine at all. Even in these few seconds
ends of terror the brutes liadmeastir-
ably approached. Regaining courage , I
raced for my lifo. certainly 1. forged
ahead a little , but I could not keep up the
Closer and closer undoubtedly they
wcro coming. And now , as the brutes
were gaining on me they ceased to yelp.
But this was even less endurable. To
think of death ( and a death so horrible )
coming thus , silent and inevitable , in
tlio darkness of the night , in the midst
of a Russian pine forest. 1 could now
hear the scurrying , pattering sound they
made as they sped over the ground.
Sometimes a solitary yelp would break
the stillnes , and once or twice , as if pre
concerted , the whole pack broke into a
feariul chorus. The moou was now up ,
and I could see as I looked back the
hungry pack a hundred yards behind ; all
but one lean , famished bVute. who , with
red tongue lolling out , was. I saw to my
horror , without ten yards of mo.
Just then the noise of a torrent burst
on my ears , a wide open space in tlio
center of the forest lay before me. Run
ning through the center of it shown in
the moonlight the foaming waters of a
mountain stream , it lay down in a low
but steep ravine , its roefcy banks rising
straight to the height of ten feet or
thereabouts. On the opposite side I could
see the white road still continuing.
Further on a light beamed out. 1 shouted
loud , but it only seemed to sot the wolves
behind mo volping more fiercely than ever
But , looking ahead , I perceived that
the bridge , if over a bridge had been
there , no longer existed. It had probably
been swept away by some Hood in the
river. Despairingly I looked at the light
that lay only a few hundred yards away
from mo that light that promised shelter
and human companionship to mo could I
only reach it. i shouted and shouted
again and again , i was now within ten
yards of the rivor. 1 was hesitating
whether to end my lifo at once by
riding over the precipice and into tlio
torrent or to dismount and die standing
at bay. .lust as I was about to adopt the
latter course I pervoiycd that the bridge
was not entirely gone ; ono solitary .pino
trunk spanned the torrent from clilt' to
dill' .
In a moment I had decided on my
course. I grasped the handles tightly
and put on the fastcsl speed I could , for
I know that the faster Iho pace
the moro accurately I could steer.
I murmured n prayer. I was on
the beam. Fortunately it was some
what planed on the top. Steadily
I kept my eyes on that narrow track
every little nnovonness , every knot in
the timber I had to steer clear of. The
slightest jolt would have east mo into the
swirling waters beneath. 1 may say
with truth that the texture and out
line of every inch of that beam are im
printed on my memory to tins day.
I remember oven how the rough , jagged
edges of the bank that still clung to the
trunk stood out against the background ,
or rather "underground , " of white ,
rushing foam. So intent was 1 on it that
for the time I gave not a thought to Iho
wolves that had forced on mo so hazard
ous a rido. But iwico n thrill ot terror
ran through mo as the trunk tilted over
to ono side nnd threatened to pitch down.
Yet it must bo remembered that all this
tooic placn in at the most throe seconds.
Now , I was not a foot from the other
bank when the beam gave n third tilt
over. 1 leant ogain to the other sido.
This time in vain. Before I well know it
I was falling. But I made n wild spring
towards tlio bank. Fortune favored mo.
I landed on my face Into a cluster of
bramble bushes. I seized hold of thorn ,
and though my logs hung over the jircei-
nice I pulled myself up. Below me I
heard a splash caused by my machine as
it fell. A moment later there was a
louder ono. J turned to look , nnd saw ,
with the greatest joy I over felt , the beam
was gone ! I heard a smothered yelp
below mo , nnd saw the wolf that had fol
lowed mo so closely swept down by the
torrent. Ho and I must have boon to-
gelher on the beam. Words fail to de
scribe the terrible din of the infuriated
pack when tnoy saw their prey
had escaped them , I now looked up the
road , and hoard answering shouts in the
direction of tno light ; a door opened , as
I oould see by the increased brightness
that beamed out.
There Is little else to toll. I spent the
night in the peasant's hut. The next day
I reached Moscow ' but little the worse for
my terrible ride' ,
Singing the Praises of the Dako o'f Wash
ington , "All Hail Can't Boat Him. "
The ICnlninnjtoo Ills Imp nud tlio Dnllot
ThcUinc Question The Greek
Actors Mii8t Oo Humor-
oils Selections.
I It rill to the Duke.
. n'atilnunn ( Critle.
President Cleveland has boon created
dtiko of Washington by Rex of tlio Now
Orleans Mardi ( Sras.
Hall to his ( Unco
The Duke of Washlnctoii I
And i'rlncc ot U. S. R. ,
All hall !
All hall can't beat him ,
If this thine kei'ps on ;
Thcrefoiu we do not fear
To zlvc him linll
Rlirlit to his luce , by tluimior ,
For this Is the kind of a
HalrDln we nre ,
And don't you forget It !
Ho takes his Dukedom from
The Rex of NrOrlcansl
Ho takes Ids I'rlticcslilp
From the wrecks cif party I
Ho takes an otllre.ieekcr
By the nape ol the neck nnd the
OmoiM of the pantaloons
And tires Mm down stalls !
lie takes his Kuiiibonltli
Milk and watprln it.
And takes things pi city
Much as they come !
Ho also takes the cake
Awavlrom the victors
And elves It to ( lie mugwumps.
Which accounts tor the odor ot sulphur
At diMiioci.Ulc hc.ilquirl'jisl ( ;
Over thu Icnco Is out ,
But so lar his draco Is merely
On the fence ; thuiefoio-
But wo dim ess I
Hall to his ( irnco
The Duke of Washington
The I'rlucuof 0. S. R. ,
O , hall ! !
John lj. Siilllvnn'H AutolilDRrnpliy
Chicago Mail : A Minneapolis paper
announces positively that John L.
Sullivan will write a book. The Mail
lias no disposition to dispute the assertion ,
but if John L. writes tlio book without
thu aid of an amanuensis it will resemble
the following :
Yer got tor know where I first pooped ,
1 s'poie. Well , 1 was a Boston kid yer
know , an' used to Hash my Ilippers on do
blokes peddlin1 panes. I peddled napes
won I was live , an' 1 knocked 'em all out ,
you bet.
fiiAiTini n.
His nibs sent me to school , but I trim
do books into do Boston back bay. I says
nixcy school. His nibs knocked mo silly
dat night , but I mashed mo briuler in do
nose and skipped.
I faked for a , livin' den , you bet. Won
I was dirtecu I busted n cop. Don I
caught on to a. vrity show derc's where I
learned to slug , yer know. Den 1 landed
uj ) against dis man Ryan. He's no good.
Hit 'Tin once in Nor Loans an' knocked
'im dizzy. , ,
CUAlTiil : IV.
Den I wrassled do booze. Pat Slicedy
he struck in an ' wanted to run mo up
aginst , Ryan in Chicago. Ryan trained ,
yer know , an' don linked. Said he loved
bis mudder an' ' couldn't , lie's no good.
Me , nir Parson Davics , nir Sliced don't
take no stock in 'im.
Den mo an' Sliced an' do parson did do
'Frisco racket. Dero I hit llynn once
more. Knocked'im cold. He's no good.
Den 1 queered my arm on Cardill' . \ \ on
I moot Killon I'll just find his nose and
bit it. Dat .sallies it.
Chicago Herald : "Talk-in' 'bont great
nrk'.o lighters , " said a passenger in the
smoking car , "you ought "o know the
boss , slugger in our town. He's a good
one the light-weight champion of Smith-
villo. " .
"Who did ho ever lick ? "
"Well , he never fit much with nobody.
You see , he's a coal dealer ha-ha-ha ! "
"Chestnut ! " shouted a dozen voices at
once , as the man from Smithvillo began
laughing at his own joke.
"Yes , lia's the champion light-weight
on chestnut , or egg , or range , or lump ,
anywhere you take him. He's an all-
round man , he is and never square ha-
ha-ha ! "
Showing WJint's in a Name.
Detroit Free Press : lie was having
his fortune told. "I see , " said the
medium , contracting her eyebrows and
turning her toes in , "I sec tlio name of
John. "Yes , " said the sitter , indicat
ing that ho had heard the name before.
"The name seems to liayo given you a
great deal of trouble. " "It has. " "This
John is an intimate friend. " "That's
so , " ho said wonderingly. "And often
leads you to do things you arp sorry for. "
"True , every word. " "His inlluenco
over you is bad. " "Right again. " "Hue
you will soon have a serious quarrelwhen
you will become estranged. " "I'm glad
of that. Now spell out his whole name. "
The "niojum" opened one eye and studied
the face of her sitter. Then she wrote
some cabalistic words and handed it to
him in exchange for her fee. "Do not
read until you are at. homo , " she said
solemnly. "It is your friend's whole
name. " When he reached homo ho lit
the gas and gravely examined the paper.
There ho read in pickot-fenco characters
the name of his "friend , " "Demi John ! "
The HiRliop and the Hallo ! Girls.
The Reverend Bishop of Knlnmazoo
Once went behind the scenes ,
To sco for himself if it were true ,
What he'd heard of tootllght miecns.
Ho was dn'/zled at first with tlio glare of pas ;
The carpenters knocked him down ,
The prompter forh.idn him this way to pass ;
Ho was sworn at by the clown.
Ho stuck In a groove and foil In a trap ;
Was hoisted to the ( lies ;
Hut arrived without any further mishap ,
As they rang up the curtain's rise.
And there In thci wings , all ilrest In smiles ,
Mood two pietty ballet girls ;
Both wrapped In tarlutan skirts , with piles
On their heads of puffy curls.
"Ills head IS bald ho must bo car , "
"Say , Governor ! Who are you ? "
"ilv dears , " illd'tho reverend wand'rcr say ,
"Pm the Ulshop of Kalamazoo. "
"You're Just th\man ( , dour Hisli ! " they cried
"Our young Ideas to raise ;
"To teach our feet how not to slide ,
"And show us heavenly ways.
"Our feet are. sore as wo onward tread ,
"And our shoes are full of holes. "
"Oh. how can J nelp you ? " the Bishop said ,
"Dear , give us a Cure of soles. "
A Western Puff of nn Aotresn.
The Snnbbington Gazette says : "Miss
MoWhillingtou is certainly beautiful ,
cither on the stage or oil'of it. In the
Fisher's hornpipe her limbs are epic and
cause ono to dream of heaven ; her arms ,
to the shoulder unadorned , are of moro
than earthly mould ; her face brings back
Hyron's most lascivious pictures , and
but wo remember her husband only paid
for four liuca. "
A Break by n Itural Member.
Bedford ( Pa. ) Gazette- : Each member
of the legislature is supplied by the state
with stationery andflOO worth of stamps.
One of Bedford county's members lust
week applied to the resident clerk for hia
"ratlorisi , " and , u'pon being furnished
with paper , envelopes , etc. , said.
"Now 1 will take my stamps , If you
please , "
"All right , sir- ' answered the clerk ;
"what denomination ! "
"A hi or-um , " stammered tlio states
man ; "why , I'm a Methodist. "
Hut lie got his stamps , allcosamcc , ant ]
they were not all of the same denomina
The (5 reck Actors Must Qo.
Now York Journal : Mr. Charles II.
Hoyt , the Boston dramatist , said ho was
glad that the production of "The Aclnir-
nlans" had been a failure ; ho took it for
granted that Colonel llamlin's verdict
reflected the opinion of the better class
of Now York theater-goer. * According
to the veracious Kugono Field , of the
Chicago News , Mr. ' Hoyt believed that
native authors should bo protected
against the Invasion ot foreign authors
who , having failed of success at home ,
sought to impose their worthless work
upon the public of this country.
"When 1 wrote my plays of 'The Hag
Baby' and 'A Tin Soldier , ' " said Mr.
Hoyt , "it was under the Impression that
my rights as n native author would bo
reeogui/od and conserved , otherwise 1
would never have turned niv attention to
dramatic composition. What induce
ment have I to exhaust my intellectuals
upon productions of this character , if
conscienceless and incompetent foreign
scribblers are to bo sull'ered to put thorn-
solves into direct competition with me
upon my native heath.
"I repeat that 1 am heartily glad that
this Greek play has failed , and It is no
more than right , I think , that the com-
pauy should 'go back to Athens broke ,
A.s for this man Aristophanes , ho has
probably learned a sorry lesson. 1 have
ne\ r recognized him as a competitor ,
and I am hapjiy to think now that 1 do
olineil an introduction to him at the
Hotel Vcmlomu in Boston last summer ! "
The Aiso of Sinn.
The soldier's auc is cour-age ;
The shopman's age Is till-ago ;
The gamblers ae Is orihli-agc :
The doctor's nge is plll-atio ;
The traveler's ago Is huir-ncc ;
Tliplnvoi's nure Is colt-age ;
The law > cr's ace is dam-age ;
The pieacher's age Is rumm-.igo ;
The cook's ago must bo pott-axe ;
The Ciermau's ago is saus-ago ;
Hut the best amiorst Is mnrrl-nzc.
It Wan Time For Ills AVIfo to Interfere
Detroit Free Press : "What is this to
boggan business that wo read so much
about in the papers ? " he asked in a
Grand River avenue store the other day
as ho and his wife stood warming their
hands at thusJove.
"Why , a toboggan is a high platform
with an icy slide running down. "
"Yes. "
"You get up there with your sled , take
a pretty girl on for partner , and down
you "o like greased lightning. "
"Girls are willing , are thovV"
"Oh , yes. "
"Lots of 'cm around ! "
"Do/.ens ot 'em. "
' Any toboggan nigh here ? "
"Now , that's enough , " said the wife
as she turned on him. "If there was
twenty toboggans between here and the
city hall you'd go right along and sell
thnm butter and eggs and then jog homo
with me without a slide. "
"Yes , I reckon I'd have to , " remarked
the old man , with an awful sigh , and
then ho changed the subject to brown
sugar and baking powder.
Settling the QiicHtmn.
He sort of squeezed himself in the po
lice headquarters yesterday , hat in hand ,
and he shambled up to Sergeant Martin's
de.-k , bowed very low , and inquired :
"Am do boss ossifcr in ? "
" \cs , sir. "
"Wall , boss , I wants to know 'bout dis
time bizness. IV.o bin liovin' a heap o'
trubble fur a week past. "
"What time are you running on ? "
"Dat's what 1 want to lind out. Ono
feller tells me to go on solcr time , an'
another tolls mo standard time , an' my
ole woman she's got a third time , an'
1'ze all mixed up. 1 tolo do ole woman
dat I was comin' down to git pcrlico
time an' stick to it. "
"Well , set your watch at 1:28. "
"Yes , sail. Dat's do fust satisfackshun
I've had in two hull weeks. "
He pulled out an ancient "turnip , " felt
around for a key , and had just got ready
to set the hands , when the crystal fell
out and smashed , thorn was a long con
tinued whirring among the works , and
as ho held the time piece to his oar and
shook it the internal mechanism fell on
the lloor and rolled under a bench.
"I speckled sunthiir of the sort , " said
the man as his chin began to quiver.
"Dat comes of tryin' to run on throe
sorts o' time. No watcti Kin stand any
sich foolin * as dat , an' I might a knowed
it. "
"What will you do now ? "
"Jsullin1. Dat settles time on dis
chicken fur do nox" six montlia , an' l/.o
gwmo to get up in do mawnin' when I/.o
hungry , an 'go homo at night urtcr de
ole woman bus got de wood in , "
A Defense ! of the Malinnod
A woman in San Francisco Report.
'Iho busllo causes man moro anxiety than
all the sins of the masculine sex put to
gether. Ho worries and writes and
preaches about its weight. That is because -
cause he has never fell of ono. They are
not heavy- They are made of wire or
cloth stuned witli hair , and when they
are lirmly fastened about the waist they
take the weight of tlio skirts from the
hips and support it. The dragging feeling -
ing that the two or three skirts and the
dress give is quite eased. Ono becomes
unconscious both of the skirts and the
bustle. As to whether petticoats are per
nicious or not is another question. Ihey
are very popular , and , bobides , there is
no alternative but trousers , whicti man
guards with a frenzied fury.
Tltls Is one of the handsomest plot * In Otnulia or InaUlo the licit TAno , Indeed this In vsseulluUu Intldo
property. Lota can now bo pnrchaxcd at from $1-100 to $1UOO , onc-qnarlcr cash , balance In 1 , ff and 3
ycari * . Parties looking for good lots and near to street earn , should by all means KCO tin before jntrchnnlng ,
Tltlaplat llea Immetllatcli/ between Saundora street and Omaha View , and I a on t lie direct line tn Forl Omnh't ,
We say It without reserve , that no cheaper property , when location la considered , can bo found In Omaha.
We handle good properly In all parts of the city , We have for sale :
Lots In Washington Sqtinro , from $1,800
to $ a,000 , city water in front of every lot.
Terms easy.
Lots in Saunilors & Illmobaugh's Addi
tion to Walnut Hill , from $150 to $1,000.
The Holt Line depot is within two blocks
of this addition.
Lots in Mt. Pleasant Addition , irom
$350 to ? 5CO. Ten per cent cash , balance
in monthly payments , ? 5 or $10.
Lots in Humidors & Hiniebaughs High
land Park Addition , from fSM to $350.
One-tenth cash , balance in monthly pay
ments of ? 5 or ? 10.
A Story From 1'ncts.
Writttn/urthe Omatia SmiiMi/ lice bti "ttVrn. "
It was along In the. fifties. The lund
bordering on the Missouri that is now
known as Iowa and Nebraska , was called
the extreme frontier. A swarm of hardy
adventurers had passed across it , bestow
ing scarcely a thought upon the wealth
of rolling prairies , n.vvith feverish im
aginations they rushed toward the Golden
den Gato. A few less ambitious , wearied
by their long march from the cast , gave
up the phantom chase , and on the rich
botloms of the murky river , began to rear
their homes.
Of this number were two families from
the chlvalrlc hills of Kentucky , named
Jewell and Vincent. They had started
from their old homes , tilled withlho scin
tillations of a hope of wealth to bo gath
ered on the shores of the "peaceful" hca.
Time and travel and toll had cooled their
ardor to such an extent that when they
reached the hanks of the Missouri , at n
poiul a few miles below Nebraska City ,
it was no disappointment to llnd no
means of crossing at hand. The scene
around them was inviting. Whynotstako
a claim among the tall grasses of Iho Iowa
bottoms ? The lime was autumn , and the
rich hri/.y sunlight that Hooded the
prairies charmed them. Each family ,
like most Kentucky , mountain families ,
consisted of boys and girls in Iho regula
tion order from three to twcnty-ouo
years. Houses were built close together
houses of llio kind that have sheltered
the noblest men and women of the west
houses , built from the sods ot the prairie ,
defying , alike , the storms of summer ami
the snows of winter.
Neighbors wore scarce , bulof that class
whose tnmo for generosity lias Iloaled
from Iho western frontier , 'till all the
civilized world has sung its praises.
The nearest market was Nebraska
City.llien a depot of supplies for the cara
vans that frequently set out to thread
the mazes of tlio plains.
All preparation possible was made to
meet the terrors of the coining wilder.
But winter tarried. October came and
passed. November , wrapped in the same
mellow light , wore still an October hue.
Not until the now ycai took its place in
the eyelo of time did the elements pro-
bage any change in the perfect , autumnal
scone. Ono morning , however , in the
first week in Januarv , the ha/.o was lifted
from the praino. and in its .stead a chill
ing wind Irom the cold , groy clouds of
the northwest , swept down the bottom
and played like a thousand Aelian
harps , its sad melody nnon the dried
blades of tall grasses. The river , from
the molting .snows of its mountain homo ,
had been full to its bankt- through all the
placid autumn. Toward evening , ( lie
clouds grew darker , the wind blew
shriller , colder , moro fitful. Hardly had
the stock been slieltored in the stables of
bush , when a few white shots from the
advance pickets of tlio clouds gave warn
ing of the nearness of a storm. Night
came , and with it the blackened wings of
the tempest. For days it raged almost
incessantly. The tufts of grass , strong
en nigh to stand the first rutlo gusts , boca -
ca no domes of snow ail else save the
river and hills , rno sea of crystal white.
Inside the ne\\ sod abodes the time had
passed not unpleasantly. With games
and song and laughter , they had , indeed ,
been merry prisoners. At last , toward
one evening , the wind died away in a sul
len moan , and o'er the tops of the tall
Nebraska bhill's , the sun sent his pale wel
come to the valley below.
Tno storm had passed. The night was
beautifully clear ; but , ah ! bo cold. The
morning found the river locked from
shore to shore the one gray bpot upon
the white-veiled lace of nature.
Lost to the world without , the two fam
ilies vied witli each other in making a
pleasant little world of their own.
For several days , no serious doubts disturbed - '
turbed them , but when more than a week
had come and gone , and the sun still
rose from a bed of ice to plow a lield of
trost all day and send his evening glances
from a peak of snow , tlio older people
talked somewhat timidly of vanishing
supplies. Another week had passed a
week lillcd with disturbing thoughts ,
softened only by a tinge of hope the im
pregnable fortress ol the bravo. The
time came for action. Supplies must bo
obtained. Life and death were the issue.
Throughout the day the sun shed around
them liis delusive warmth. The nights
wore bitter cold. Ono evening , gathered
at the homo of the Vincents , the families
discussed the situation. Plan after plan
was suggested , but disposed of as impos
sible. At last the older two boys , Carl
Vincent and Ray Jcwott , hit upon Homo-
thing , as they thought , at least foasinlo.
They broached it to the old people , but
at first it met witli little encouragement
from that source. At lust Carl , who had
been tlio originator of the plan , said :
"Something has to bo done , and for ono
I am in laver of utilizing the moans
within our power. " After homo further
discussion , in which the boys hail over
come the strongest points of the opposi
tion , it was decided to let the boys try ;
"as a last resort , " the old folks said. The
plan was this : The boys , who had
brought their skates from the old home
with them , were to skate to Nebraska
City , got what supplies they could carry ,
nnd return the same day. The exact dis
tance by river none of them know. Tlio
next morning was selected as the time to
start. Carl and Ray were so excited with
anticipations of the coining adventure
that they scarcely slept during the night ,
and were up and dressed by tlio iirst peep
of dawn. The families gathered on the
short ) to bid them bon voyage , and as ( ho
first red beams of the sun burnished the
western hills , they waved adieu to the
Lots in Kilby Place , * 900 to ? 3,330.
Lots on Suundcrs street , from $1,300 to
Lots on North 20th street , from ? 2,000
to § 1,000.
Lots in Hart's Addition , near Sacred
Heart Convent , lor $1,000.
Myers , Richards & Tildcn's Addition ,
ono lot for 8550. one-third cash. Good
for three days only.
First class corner on Dodge street , now
renting for $3.000. Good for a few days
for $ W,000. Terms easy ,
friends bptlnd. ) and'lho sharp ring of tin
ste l echoed from shore to shore , as thoj
sped around the bend InthoTlvcr. Some
time after noon their destination ras
reached , without Incident worthy ol
mention. After a short rest and the pur-
cliaso of a f < nv groceries , for which thoj
paid a fabulous price , the loads wcro ad
justed in game bags , brought for Iho pur.
pose , and full of hope , tno Homo journey
began. Several miles had slipped behind -
hind them before they noticed that the
sun had suddenly veiled himself , nnd bil
low upon billow of western clouds , full
of ominous warnings , were sweeping
down upon thnm. They quickened their
strokes until the Hold of Ice scorned to
glide from under them. No use. A soli
tary snow llako struck the Ice at their
feet and sent a score of radiating shafts
in as mnnj directions. Another and nh-
pther. until the winding sheet of ice was
lost in thu blinding storm. Bravo at
heart , full of Unit energy that lias
snatched the western wilds from the
tcelh of barbarism , they did not despair ,
lor a time they kept close to each other
by helloing , hut as they became moro
weaned , and the storm thickened around
them , the interim between their shouts
became moro prolonged. Kay gave a
shout that even on the wings of Iho wind
told of fatigue. Ho listened for Ins
friends response. The echoes from the
hills bore it back unanswered Again
and again he sent his voice on the winds ,
only to have it.tilled with a mournful no-
cent , returned from the mountains ol
snow. Wider and wider ho circled in his.
fruitless search , but no trace of his
friend. Could he bo in advance , and hit
voice failed to liavo reached him ? Hwn !
possible. At least , in that dircetlou laji
homo , anil friends , and duty. Filled
with dark forbodings ho pushed on down
the stream. Darkness was fast approach-
Inir , but down the river he saw a beacon
light a lantern swinging on a willow U
guide him homo. How ho could face the
inquiring faces there ? Thu thought
almost appalled him.
In the meantime what had bccomo ol
Carl. Skimming along through the blind
ing storm , he had suddenly felt the ice
give way beneath him. Ho tried to crj
out , but fright chained his tongue , nnd
ho closed his eyes to his certain fato. His
life passed before him as his body shot
through the treacherous air hole. What
was his surprise when a heavy jar In
formed him that ho fallen upon somo'
thing solid , instead of being burled be
neath tlio chilling waves. Stunned ,
! a/.ed , he looked around in utter bewil
derment. Where was ho ? Several feel
above him a roof of ice , benutKullj
tros-ted , stretched away in the unknown
distance. Helow him a lloor of lliosamc
material spread out until lost in gloom ,
while on either side an immense , dimly-
lighted cavern , gorgeous in its crytalixa-
lion , met his wondering eyes.
Slowly the truth dawned upon him.
The river had fallen from the high btago
at which it had fro/en lir t , and tlio lea
below him had been made at a later date.
Tims he blood between high and low
water , tlio ice aboyo him out of roach ,
that below him threatening every mo
ment from its frailness to precipitalo him
to tlio waters below. He could hoar the
howls of the wind aboveand the ripple of
the waters below. The thought of death
in that lonely ice-looked cavern filled
him with despair. Kscapo ho must. Ho
eould not reach the ice above , but an idea
that gave some hope Hashed through his
brain. It was cold above intensely ,
freezing cold. Taking the groceries from
Ins game bag , package by package , ho
threw them on the ice above. With His
knife ho cut u hole in the ice beneath ,
and dipping the heavy bag in the water ,
gave it time to thoroughly soak. Then
holding it by the strap ho cast the heavy
end upon the ice above. The elements
did tlio rest. Soon the wet cloth wat
fro/on solidly to the ice above. With a
faltering faith ho tried his weight upon
thobtrap. It holds. A moment moro ha
stands with only the canopy above him.
The storm still roars , but ho docs not
hoar it. The blinding snow heats him in
tlio face , but lie duos not tool it. The ter
rible prison from which ho had escaped
would make the bleakest snow storm
mellow with sunlight.
lie reached homo &oon after Knv had
told of his myslouous disappearance , and
when the joy of his presence had wafted
away the tear of sorrow and disnolled
the shadow of gloom , he told to a happy
audience his thrilling adventure.
And Lovers of Well-Bred Horses
ItEG ALKTT. brown mnro , nml yonrllns fllly. lj
All Time , Mid duo to foul April 17th , 1837 ,
In All Timo.
CA11HV WOUDWOUTH , brown iniiro , by All
Time , IB ! < lnm lliJKiilull.
NEIMAHIvA OBSTUAIi , clio-timtcolt. twolilotl
loct wlilto , sired by Orlonliil llMlMstilain
I'arry Wooilnorth : "ml , lltwiiclt. llo Is
ono of thu tliicht coltH I have niisoil.
LAMIlKUTlNIi. liny colt , sired by All Time , 1st
ilmii Itognlcu.
DOfjLV UIM'.I ) . clnrlc liny fitly , foulcJ In ' 81 ,
filrcO by OrlonlullBt Uiiiu I.iuly All Timo.
by AIITiimi.
ANNll : PCAMINHHOUK , drab liny nily. foaled
in'HI , sired by Orlniititl , 1st dum by Ita
"nd by Volunteer Chlof , lie by Volunteer
For lull piirttiuilurs , direct to
Care of Omaha Merchants Express Co
ortfADBA , NEIi.
Tlio nliovo Mock CUM bo peon nt liny tlrnoon
20th St. , One Block North of Luke St.
All Time and Oriental have been sold
to Jus. H. McSlmno.
41 feet on Farnam street , in businosi
portion , for SU'.OOO . , or 23 feet for $10,000 ,
On Douglas street-11 feet , between 12tli
and Kith streets , two buildings on same
for ? 3:3,000. : A bargain ,
A good corner on Douglas for $25,000i
4-1 foot on Farnam , well improved , for
Good lot on South JOth street. Call for
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