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12 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; SUNDAY FEBKUAEY 5. 1888. TWELVE PAGES.
No More Onu KxplrtMorift Individual
Go * U Free From Bitch llorrros.
. ! a nrllllnnf , Steady , Honest nnd
There Is no argument advanced
anyncff Intention or dlscowy which so
quickly rrnrlicx Hie heart of the public ,
nor which nmkcs Hiich a lusting ImpressIon -
Ion , nlien demonstrated , n * Unit of ccou-
In consequence , It Is the pleasure anil
aim of the Mrbranka Individual ( ias Co. ,
to gina few points in Indication of their
BKHcrtion , that they can furnish ( lie lirst
mid most economic light with which the
public has as > ct become avqimlntccl.
rcrliaps no better argument could be
lined but wo do not stop here. Aside from
economy Independent ( Jus possesses other
advantages which go fur toward making
tt the popular illiiininant.
In the lirst place its name bears a point
to be considered. Individual or inilitiilii *
allty each consumer In having n separate
and entirely distinct plant , consisting of
resenolr anil meter , thus nuiicls the ne *
resslty of any connection whatever with
street mains or pine ? , as well as a sating
a'onl ( gas , as those using it well know , is
moreor less seriously affected by cold
weather , thus rendering an unreliable
and unsatisfactory llliiniluunt during the
winter months , when it is most needed ,
nay nothing about the iinnoyance.
Here we hate a point which please note.
As a test of the ability oflmllticliiul ( ins to
withstand the cold , we hai ! the reservoirs
of both our olllce and warehouse pi need on
the roof In bold relief , where for the past
i)0 ) days they hate been subjected to the se
verest of tests , our light showing no signs
of variation or weakness.
It is a common tiling to tec a once clear
anil neat celling blackened immediately
over the gas fixture , or perhaps caused by
n smoking hanging lamp. It is a little
thing to be sure , but how annojintc to n
careful housekeeper. Inclltidual Cas gltes
u pure , clean , soft , and as white n light us
could be desired , and Is perfci'tly odorless
The feeling against the regulation me
tcr has led us to desire a simple , yet accn
rate indicator , which any child can thor
oughly understand , thus reducing that
prejudice which has taken such root. We
rend dally of deaths caused by sun'ocutlon
from escaping gas , or the careless use of
"kerosene , and it comes home to us. Vi\\y \ \
not atolcl such horrors ! No matter what
amount of care is exorcised } accidents will
occur , and It'is to lessen or remote all
chances of anything of the kind that we
subject to your inspection , our gas.
The positive shut off on all gas burners
Is neeessary to extinguish lilts light prop
erly , but let the light be extinguished by
other means , blowing or going out on ac
count of a temporary iiisiilllclent supply ,
anil what is Ihe consequence suffocation ,
i , or perchance explosion and the question
if naturally arises , how is It with Individual
Here we have our main argument :
Wo look after the reservoir anil keep it
always supplied , thus relieving the con
sumer of unyannoyunce or care. From there
the gas flows to each ami every burner , a
match is applied , the heat generates the
gas which rises and Ignites , therefore the
minute that heat Is lukcn a nay , either by
accident or otherwise , the gas rouses to
generate , hence though the burner be
turned on full head , no gas escapes.
No more practical Illustration can bo
gircu tliitu to cull at onrolHce , where we
will be pleased to demonstrate anil explain
the workings of our light and show ( lie
comments of those who are now using it.
The followIMK testimonials , received liy the
Kroiiomlc I.lnht cnmimnv , of IH'iiver , Col. , ( the
Economic \\nht \ \ iiiul Individual K li < lnu ono
uml tins tiumo Illuminator ) , i > t-uk for them-
Tut : I'AI.MKK LAKE WATKII AMI HI.KCTIUOI
i.milTAM ) POWEIl CO.V. . 1'IM.HV TllOMl'I I
HON , I'llKHIIIKNT , OPRIIA III U K lll.OC'K , f
IKN VK.it. Col. , May at. 1N > 7. J
W. It. Huthvon , tieiirrul MIUHIKIT lienntitiifc
IJht Co. , Denver , Col. Hear Mr : After n
direful connmrthon of your uu\v Hystom of Illn-
mliuitluii , null ( 'iis mid vluctrlc-lty , I am con-
vluecMl that It Is all Unit In datum ! for It , * .d I
liavo iloolileil to liavo you bend your men down
to plpi > my housu at I'alim-r Lake , Immediately.
I luiMidi'teniiliied upon your Unlit , not alone
for UK brilliancy , ltn economy , or the LMSO with
which It can bu put Into nouses alnady Imllt ,
but for all thusti reasons combined. I am liu-gu-
ly Interested In electricity , but for my personal
u o. I prefer your Ucht to any other. Yours
very truly , W. I'I.NLLV TIIO-MI-SON ,
LAW OlTICK OK MAIIKIIAM AT - .
DKNVKII , Col. , AUK , II , 1W. f
W. H. llathvon. ( lencral Mauaner Ktonoinlc
Light Company , Denrvr Dear Sir : The nmv
llKlit , recently put In operation In my house.
No UUil ( llenarm street , by your company. Is
giving usreat satisfaction and delight. His
the admiration of nil beholdcrx. It makes no
Hiuoke , ntve.s out no bad oilnr. Is always ready
for operation , requires no llllliur , no cleanlntf ,
uowlck. and Is easily managed. It Is mom
powerful and mom brilliant than KB * , and burn-
luR. us It does , a pure white llame. Is not trj li'K '
to tlut eyes , and In my judgment U far superior
to uny electric light known. It Is not only the
best but the most economical light of which I
have any knowledge , itespectfiilly youi-.s
HIMCV : U. UII.I.ON ,
PAI.UKII LAKK , Col. , Ann. 12 , ls < 7.
W. H. Itathvon , Hcnvral Maunder Kconomlu
Light Co , . Denver-Dear Sir : The thlr'y lights
which you have put In thu ralhoud eating house
0,1 this point have been working \ery natlsrac-
torlly and attract a gmit deal ot attention from
thn traveling public.
My rooms aio fully us light at midnight as at
ttooii nnd for economy , brilliancy and conveni
ence , the light Is far ahead ot ius ; , or any other
means of Illumination I h.ivu ever tried , Yours
truly , Ci. U.
Wo nre prepared 10 atitturze the
Incorporation of local companies ,
with whom wo would be plonncd to
contract for oily or county rlehtB , nnd
any permm or company Inirrmtcil In
thU nmttnr can obtain lull Inrorma-
lion Irani us.
Any such request will receive our
ImpiiMllntn attention , anil we feel aura
ofcrjnil rcNiiltnnn nobotirr > y8t mol
illumination liqn ynt been produced ,
We are also prepared to furnliti
CMtlinatcD , explain thoroughly the
working of the liitht , and glvo practi
cal illustration ! , well a allow the
oonuuenta of those who re ualntt H
to-day. Call and sen us at U07 South
KE6RASKA INDIVIDUAL 6AS CO ,
SOME TALES OF MATRIMONY ,
Together Why Don't the Men
A BRIDE IN THE BLIZZARD
Mnrrlccl tiy Accident A Wedding
Annlvrrsnry Courted Twenty-
Oil j Ycnrs A Sleepy
Ella tlVicdrr ir/frnr. /
Wo two la the fcvor nnd fervor and plow
Of life's high tide Imvo rejoiced toother.
Wo have loola-d out over the Uttcrln snow ,
And Unuw Unit wo wuro dwelling in sum
Kor the seasons are inucluby the heart , I hold ,
And not by out door heat or cold.
We two , ( a the shadows of pala nnd Woo ,
II uvc Journeyed together la . iliui , dnrk
Whcrn liliick robed sorrow walked to runt fro ,
And Four mid Trouble with phantom faces
1'eored out upon us and froze our blood ,
ThouKb .lunc'ti fair roses wore all la bud.
We two Imvo measured nil depths , nil
We Imvo bnthcd in tears , wo Imvo sunacd
Wo have known all Borrow nnd all delights
They never could keep us upnrt hereafter.
Whertiver your spirit wns sent I know
I would defy ciirth or lienven to go.
If they took my soul Into Pariuliso
And toldino I'mtiHtbo content without you.
I would weufy them so with my lonesome
And the ceaseless questions I nskcd nbout
They would open the pntes nnd set mo free ,
Or else they would llml jou nnd brlni ; you to
Not the Oirl'H Fault.
The .Springfield Union , discoursing on
the quontion , "Why Don't the Men
Marry'r1" argues that the blame is not
altogether on the side of the girls , as
boino critics contend , because the maid
ens are extravagant , uulittedhy modern
training for domestic duties , and so on.
It thinks tho' girls sometimes fail to
marry because they fear they will bo
cheated in the character of the men
who woo and win thcin , though it holds
this to be more likely in a largo city
than in a comparatively small ono like
Springfield. And then it ovens matters
up thus : "It is easy to see that the young
women are getting ahead in the matter
of education and culture , and the fellows
wilHiavc to brush up if they mean to
keep up _ with the procession. A cul
tured girl generally wants a husband
who knows as much as she docs , and if
she SB rich as well as cultured it is get
ting to be a little dilllcult for her to suit
herself. A fellow who is conscious of
his mental drawbacks fears to court
her for fear she will think ho ia simply
after her fortune , but with a fair
amount of education and culture and a
general disposition to keep abreast of
the times Jn the highest thingho ! need
have no fear , on the ground of equality.
There is no denying that there are a
good many girls in "society" whose
mothers are spoiling them for wives.
Sensible young men do not care for that
kind , and the mischief is that these girls
are taken as examples of the whole lot.
There are plenty of good girls , however ,
who have been brought up in luxury ,
but who are not quite spoiled , and who
would take hold with u fellow and make
a good home out of whole cloth. Their
prospects are no detriment to them , if-
they are only intent on being happy
under any circumstances. If they are
really sensible , they will see that they
cannot begin their housekeeping where
their mothers loft olT , and if their fel
lows are sensible they will toll them at
the outset just what sort of a start they
can expect to make. A great deal of un-
happines- > has been caused by not being
frank at the outset. Girls do not know
by intuition just what the fellows , who
have courted them with morn or less ex
travagance , can afford in the matter of
a home. Let there be frankness on both
sides , and the path to matrimoiley will
bo made plain and smooth.
A Ilililo in a Hli//.ard.
Clara Webb Driscoll in Pioneer Pres :
When father took up his claim in Doug
las county , Dakota , the country was new
and thinly settled. Father and my three
brothers took up a section , and built
: heir four houses on adjoining corners.
So , as two brothers were married , wo
'ormcd a litlli'inont by ourselves. This
was well , as our nearest neighbor lived
eleven miles away. [ was then a merry ,
romping lass of fifteen , all tko wilder
for being just from city life.
The first year a very destructive cy
clone visited that part of the country.
Lying as it does between the Missouri
ami .lames rivers , it was feared such
visitations might bo frequent , so father
and the boys dug n cave midway be
tween the houses. Twice wo sought
refuge there and heml : the demon of
destruction at work among the fruits of
our industry.Vo escaped without , in
jury , but father , who was returning
from the town , twenty milesaway , where
wo got our mail and supplies , was badly
bruised by the overturning of his wagon.
As noon as ho recovered , ho and the boys
dug a cave ? about midway on the route
to town. The location was marked by
four tall upright posts , which could be
seen for a long distance.
Years passed with no occasion for its
use but father was always dreadingsuch
a time , and kept it in repair.
Four happy years passed , then a party
of visitors from the east came. Among
them was Frank llealy. We had boon
great friends in the past , and beeaino
something moro during that long sum
mer.Vo agreed to bo married in the
spring , nnd ho would stay until that
time , but early in January ho received a
summons homo to Chicago , and insisted
that 1 go along.
So preparations 'were made for our
marriage \Ve sent to Bunker for a
minister , but our messenger brought
word ho could not get away. "Could
wo not come to him. " Wo must start
for Chicago at once , so decided to adopt
that plan. Upon the l lJi , after a tear
ful goodby to all but father , mother and
.loo , who would accompany us , wo
started tor TUmkor.
There was a great quantity of snow on
the ground and only ono sleigh , that of
our messenger the day before , had gone
over the road. As a consequence our
progress was slow and laborious. It was
a dull , cloudy day , but wo knew noth
ing of bli//.ards then , so did not hesitate i
to start. We had mentioned 1 o'clock
as the time for the ceremony , so made s
calculation on being at the parsonage
ut that hour.
Before wo were two miles on our waj
the snow began to fall in great feathery
I love a snow storm , nnd wasdelightoi ]
to bo out in ono. Seeing father anil
another grave and troubled , I laughed
nnd jested , and indeed was in an unusu
ally merry mood for ono who was leav
ing homo and friends to go among
strangers , with only a husband's love tc
For some time the snow foil slowlj
and heavily , then the wind rose and UK
cold began to increase.
Joe suggested a return nnd , hinted a' '
pc ) ossiblo clanger , Father hesitated , bul
i'Vnnlc thought there was no.moro dan
gcr in an advance' than a retreat , so ot
wo went. HcJtvpiibl what an experience
that .was. which followed.- ,
The wind bowled like a host , of do
nions , bent on our destruction. The
snow became intlnilcsimally line , and ,
driven by the blast , stung one's flesh
when exposed like needle points. Wo
could not see to the horses' heads , and
as the one track was long since covered
up , wo no longer know which way wo
were going , and could only trust to the
Mother became alarmed nnd cried ,
quietly behind her veil. All my high
spirits vanished , and instead of the
happy future 1 had been anticipating I
now saw nothing but a cruel death be
fore us , with the snow for shroud and
At 2 by Frank's watch wo were nearly
fro/en , nnd the weary horses could
Bcarcel move along.
Suddenly .Too put out his hand nnd
clutched at some object eloso to the side
of the sleigh.
"Hurrah ! " his cheery voice rang out ,
The tired horses stopped instantly ,
only too glad of the chance. .Too sprang
out into the yielding snow. In a moment
ho shouted again.
"Ilcllool Hero's another sloighl
Father ! Frank ! ljile out here with your
shovels ! "
They did as ho ordered , and mother
and I roused to see what it all meant.
Hut wo could see nothing , and only
faintly hear their voices above the rush
We soon found out , however , for
father and Frank soon returned and
lifted mother and I out of the sleigh nnd
carried us whuroV into father s cy-
Wo stand about in stupid amazement ,
for .Too had brought a lantern along ,
and he had lighted and hung it up. A
moment later wo were joined by the
minister from Hunker , who , finding it
possible to get away , had started.
The men blanketed the poor horses ,
huddled them together close to the
mouth of the cave , turned the sleigh
box up besides them as a partial shelter ,
then , bringing my trunk , lunch basket ,
and the robes , joined us.
The temperature of the cave was com
fortable compared with the upper air ,
and wo were truly thankful for the
change. Vigorous and continued , ex
ertion soon restored our benumbed
limbs to their normal condition , and we
settled down to a quiet discussion of the
situation , and the urolmbility in our
After a time the talk languished , and
Frank made , in a whisper , the queerest
proposition. I gave a decided negative ,
but at last yielded to his entreaty , and
almost before the restreali'/.ed what was
going on , wo stood before the inistor
with clasped hands , and ho was speak
ing the solemn words that bound us for
better or worse- for life.
It was a strange bridal , In that low , ,
dark cave , lighted only by the smoky
lantern , the terrible blizzard howling
over head , and death lurking near in
the fearful cold , which steadily in
creased , mother cried softly , and
father's voice trembled as ho gave mo
his blessing. Frank's face was very
white as ho clasped me in his arm and
called me wife. My own feelings were
a mixture of terror and happiness , such
as I hope never to experience again.
We remained in our safe but gloomy
refuge forty-eight hours. Then we were
dug out by my brothers and a party
from Hunker , who were in search of the
minister , and had found us by the
mounds caused by the snow drifting
over the poorChorses. Two were dead ,
and the other had to bo killed he was
so badly fro/.on.
Huddled together under the ground ,
with fifteen feet of snow over us , we had
not suffered badly ; and the lunch basket
filled by mother for Frank and me on
our journey had sufliced to keep us from
actually sull'ering from hunger.
Married IJy Accident.
London Truth : Marriages are often
the result of accident. It seems strange ,
but the most prudent persons will some
times conceive an irresistible attach
ment at the suggestion of a word or
look. When once under the spell of the
verb "to love" they go through all the
forms and finish the conjugation of the
hall at the altar. The few may give
this subject the consideration it de
serves , but the many , there is to fear ,
are guided by impulse. A skipper of a
coasting vessel called at the village inn
and asked the landlady , a young widow :
"Uo you know where I can get a mate ?
I have lost my mate. " . .
"I am sorry for you. Mr. , " she
said , smiling. " 1 want a mate , too , and
cannot got one. I'll do ; if you'll be
mine I'll bo yours. " He closed with the
bargain , and the widow keeping her
word , ho is now supplied with two
A young man at a church bazaar was
buttonholetl by n lady ; she would not
let him go until he bought something.
Ho looked at hea stall , which contained
fancy work of various kinds.
" " ho said 'I hero
"Why , , , see nothing
that would bo of the least use to me , ; i
bachelor , except yourself. The rest
would bo dear to mo at any price. "
"I will bo cheap enough , " she said ,
"If you could bo dear enough , per
' 'Oh , corao ! You are just the person
I want , " taking him by the arm.
She sold himono article after another ,
keeping up an agreeable conversation
the while , and before all was done ho
had purchased everything on the stall.
Then , at settling up , there was some
thing said about discount.
"I cannot return any money , " she
said , blushing , "but if you think mo
dear enough , there's mamma. She can
give you my hand. " The bargain was
An eminent doctor , who had saved
the life of a lady , a personal friend , was
nskijd his charge , lie said ho gener
ally allowed his patient friends to remunerate -
munorato him as they thought befitting ,
"Hut don t you often get disappointed
on these terms , " she inquired.
* * I may say. never. "
"As you are so easily pleased hero , "
and she playfully gave him her empty
hand , while in the other was concealed
a check for a handsome sum.
"How easily I could have taken you
in ! " she added , producing the check.
"But you have only succeeded in
drawing me out , " ho said , declining to
relinquish her hand. "Don't insult mo
with a check. Iain most generously re
Perhaps she understood the doctor's
dilliculty and wished to help him out of
it. At any rate , the giving of her hand
led him to offer his heart.
This was how a gentleman got his
wife when , in a tobacconist's shop , ho
asked a girl behind the counter , who
happened to have rod hair , if she would
oblige him with a match.
"With pleasure , if you will have a
red-headed ono , " she promptly replied ,
with such a suggestive , demure smile ,
that eventually the red-headed match
wns handed over.
A lady with a flno figure having
taken a fancy to a valuable ring , which
she saw ticketed in a shop window ,
wont inside to examine it. "It is ex
ceedingly lovely ; I wish it wore mine , "
she said on satisfying horsolf. "What
smaller figure will tempt you ? "
"No other figure than the figure
before mo , " ho said , giving her an ad
miring look at' the same timo. "It IE
exceedingly lovely. I wish I could
tempt you with the ring. "
"I think I'll tnko it , " she said , layinp
down the' money amid blushes. O !
course he accepted the money , but
getting her ndtlrcus , lie made such
, ' < > od use of the hint that thu next ring
vhlch eho got was given by him in the
Quito as singular was the beginning
f the courtship of the man who went
nto n shop for a pair of nhoes.
"I want them wide , plen o , " ho said
o the girl in attendance , 'las 1 have a
good broad understanding. 'V
She laughed at this reference to tho.
rcadth of his feet and said :
"A very good thing , too , in a man ,
nit not in a woman. "
"How do you make out that what la
food in ono sex is bad iirtho otherV"
"Ah , it in quite simple. You sec ,
uiture intended man to IM supported
> y a firm soul , but woman by a yielding
Whether ho made a yielding husband
or not , report at any rate says that ho
nude her his wife.
Troy ( N. Y. ) Times : The re
quest has been made for a state-
nent showing the order in which the
various wedding celebrations properly
omo. The following list furnishes an
At the end of the first year Cotton wed-
Second year 1'nnor wedding.
Third year Leather wedding.
Fifth your Wooden wcdillm ; .
Seventh year Woolen wedding.
Tentn year Tin wedding.
Twelfth year Silk and tine linen wcddlnp.
Fifteenth year Crystal wedding.
Twentieth year Chinii wedding.
Twenty-fifth year Silver wedding.
Thirtieth year 1'enrl wedding-
Fortieth ycur Knby wedding.
Fiftieth your Golden weddintf.
Seventy-It ftli ycur Diamond wedding.
A Courtship of Twrnty-nnc Yours.
Jamaica , L. I. , was interested on
.Vodnesday by the news that George W.
Mien had been married the evening be-
roro. Mr. Allen is a marble dealer and
i respected citizen of Jamaica , aged 5o ,
md the bride was Miss Kate Ludlaman
ittractivo woman , about his own age.
Some thirty years ago Mr. Allen moved
"rom New Jersey to Jamaica and there ,
'or the lirst time , met Miss Ludlani ,
whoio ancestors had settled in that
.own 01) ) years before. They were both
nembors of the Presbyterian church ,
whore Mr. Allen acted as chorister and
enficr of the choir. Ho was possessed
of a deep bass voice , and had quite a
reputation for his musical attainments.
After ho had known Miss Ludlam some
I years he began to discover that she
was a very pretty girl , and his atten
tions to her became very marked. The
[ MIir wore seen together at all the church
entertainments , musicales and social
gatherings. As the years rolled by Ins
friends used to chalT him about his long
courtship , and the different ministers in
town were in the habit of offering their
services for performing the wedding
ceremony free ot charge , and even went
so far as to oiler him a handsome wed
ding present besides. All in his own
time , however. Mr. Allen completed his
courting , and in the twenty-first year of
his courtship ho pulled himself together ,
proposed and was accepted.
Pr. Talmage advjses women iiot to marry
for money. Some of them , however , marry
for the lack of it.
Georgianu Lafayette Fox , only child of G.
.Fox , the famous HuiuptyDamply , was
lately married to Joseph Sluytor , of Alliany ,
"Matrimony , " coming from the Latin word
mater , * ' which means "mother , " shows that
the wife is boss. If the Jiusbdiul we're it
would bo "patrimony. "
Having been sentenced to pay Hunny
Campbell H.iXM ( > for breach of promise , the
best thing lor old man Arbuckie to do now is
to marry Hunny for her money.
A Paris dispatch says Miss Winnnretta
Singer , daughter of the famous sowing ma
chine manufacturer , is about to marry u title
and regild a noble coat-of-arms.
The present year will give the L'irls a
chance to solve the question , "Why men
don't . " He would be
marry. a mean man who
would refuse to answer a little question like
that when asked by u pretty girl.
London actresses are doing well matrimo
nially. Edith Urandon lately became
Viscountess Dursley. and Phyllis Hroughton ,
it soon to become Viscountess D.mgen.
There is a prospect of marriage between a
Prussian young lady of aristocratic family
and a son of General O. O. Howard , who has
been studying civil engineering at Troy.
There was a runaway marriage in Atlanta
Saturday. The mother of the bride hss
live daughters , four of whom are married ,
three of whom have "run away" in order toile
The late Captain William Farren , of Falr-
hnven. Conn. , left an estate valued ut f : K- ) ,
( H'O ' to Ills adopted duughter.Aliss Sophia Far
ren , on condition that she remains unmar
ried. As Miss FatTen is young and attrac
tive she linds hersuif in a peculiar and un
At a recent church wedding In Kingston ,
N. V. , during the ceremony , while everybody
was listening and quiet reigned , the bride re
pealed after the minUter : "To love , cherish
and obey. " A man standing in one of the
galleries hroko out in a penetrating under
tone : "Obey , too , hey ! well , well ! "
A Kansas City girl took advantage of leap
year to become engaged to two young men at
the same time. , eventually marrying the one
that her parents opposed , Now she has been
abducted , leaving both the husband and the
hopeful ono in a state of painful perplexity.
The case created great excitement in the
Jaundiy where the girl worked.
The man that gels ahead of the late Mrs.
Sam A. Koso of Ashland , Wis. , must get up
early in the morning. Sam thought that he
could , and he sent his lawyer to Chicago to
servo papers in a divorce suit on Mrs. Sam.
The lawyer returned the next day and in
formed Mr. Hose that she had secured a di
vorce over u year ago , and had again mar
The Athens Hanncr is authority for the
statement that several years ago , in Oconco
county , "a girl married at the ago of nine
years , and before her tenth birthday she be
came a mother. When mariled the girl was
as well developed us a woman and weighed
Hll pounds. Hc.r husband was forty-live
years of ago. The family were white , and
moved to Alabama , where they now reside. "
The Kansas City Times says : "That- was
a rather curious coincidence of initials at
Irving Mitchell's wedding ut Grace church
Wednesday night. The formula in the
book of common prayer reads : "I M ,
take theo N. " It so lmpicns | that I , M. nnd
N. were the initials of the gentleman and
lady , u fact , which excited the amusement
of the few who closely followed the prayer
Alfred Gartner , a civil engineer of
Vienna , Austria , nnd son of a Ger
man baron , and Miss Fcllcitns Kcmpf ,
of the Uoyal opera company of Vienna , now
playing in the Metropolitan joperu house ,
New York , were united in marriage at New
ark , N. .T. . recently by Jilhtico Otto. Mr. Gort-
ner's family objected to tlau murriugo in the
old country , and he followed the girl to
Miss Lulu A. Tuxburg , of Grand Ilapids ,
Mich. , is the first woman rejiorpted to have
taken advantage of .leap-year privileges this
year. She has been visiting at Springgold ,
Mo. , and last week invited Joseph McGurger ,
an old lover , to attend a leap-year party with
her. During an intermission in the dancing
programme Miss Tuxburg led her bashful
lover into a secluded nook and proposed.
They were married Sunday.
Two years ago a young woman of Attica ,
Ind. , was courted by two young men. each
wanting to marry her. She quarreled with
the ono she loved , and , for spite , married the
other fellow. The marriage was not a happy
one , and a divorce followed. The other day
the young woman married the old lover ,
who meantime , having become a helpless
paralytic , had to bo held up in u chair while
the ceremony was performed.
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox Gives -Hor
Vlows On a Social Vlco.
A VERY HIDEOUS CREATURE.
To nc Mot With On Wratcrn I'rnlrlos
nnd In the Parlors of the Illcli
Types of Women Who lrnullco
Correspondent. of the Br.K. [ Copy-
ignteil.J The great fomlnino social
uvil of the ilay m gossip.
Thjs vine is ii hideous creature , with
malicious eyes , an open , drooling mouth ,
ravenous , wolf-like tooth , uml a postil-
Yet , de.splto all these disgusting at-
.flbutes , It is hold to many a Inco-oov-
jrod bottom and entertained in many a.
'amily eirele. It stands in the parlor
and goon forth from Mho communion
table to cast its venom over innocent
vietims of its malignity. It whirls * in
the ball room and sits at the table of the
The women who gossip arc pot con
fined to any circle or locality. I luivo
mot them in the wild prairies of the
west , and tried to find excuse for their
l > ronensity to gossip in the poverty of
Lhuir existence and the lack of employ
ment for their minds. 1 Imvo met them
ilso in the circles of wealth and culture ,
mil wondered how in the agreeable sur
roundings of art , mimic , and literature
they could stoop to the iniro of scandal
I have heard ignoble gossip fall from
the lips of ignorant women , and felt
illy , t have heard it drop from the
jrilliant lips of genius , and foil dis
The most dangerous typo of gossiper
js not the woman who has won a renown
in her profession. Her notoriety is our
protection. Wo are oiiourgunru in her
presence. Wo speak cautiously and
listen indilYerontly , and she is only able
to injure where she is not known.
Far more to bo dreaded is the really
[ food-hearted but indiscreet and garru
lous woman who loves to impart infer
mation. 1 know some excellent wives
and mothers , devout church members ,
and tireless workers for charity , who
would be indignant wore they clashed
among the despised gossips.
Yet these same women have related
in my presence the outlived errors of
people whom I have loved and re
spected. They have brought out the
folded and llled away follies , long hid
in the dusty pigeon holes of the past ,
for my eyes to peruse in the glaring
light of the present. They did not
mean to bo malicious , they simply
lacked the strength of mind to be silent
concerning an old talcs which could in
no wise benefit ine to hour. It was the
love of imparting information , the im
pulse to astonish rather than any wish
to injure. But its elVect was pernicious
If God forgives an erring and repent
ant soul , why should men bar its progress -
gross toward the heights of purity by
standing in its path and shaking an ac
cusing linger ?
Tliera is no duty , Christian or human ,
which justilies us in countenancing or
upholding the deeds of immoral people.
If I live in defiance of law and
decency , my neighbor is justified in
warning his friend * to avoid intimacy
with mo. Yet , let him not bo afraid to
give that warning in my hearing , else
ho has committed the great evil of
Wo are known in a measure by the
company wo keep. If people outrage
the proprieties or ignore the command
ments , they have no right to expect the
companionship of law-abiding citizens.
Hut we must remember , "There never
yet was noble man but caused ignoble
talk , ' ' and a sensible and just person
should pay no heed to gossip till lie has
investigated its authenticity.
I clelino gossip as any uncomplimen
tary remark which wo 'would not dare
make in the presence of the object dis
'When wo speak one disparaging word
which wo would regrotto have that per
son hear , wo have committed gossip ,
which ought to bo forbidden by an
eleventh commandment , since some of
the worst troubles the world knows
arise from it.
Gossip never reformed any soul or
righted any wrong. It seldom arises
from any feeling of outraged propriety ,
although it may seek to assume this air.
When idleness weds envy , gossip is
their olTspring. Yet I am surprised to
see bow many busy and industrious
minds find time to' entertain this un
The small country town is supposed
to bo the hotbed of go.-sip. But I have
observed that the larger the congrega
tion of human beings the greater the
amount of gossip in circulation.
In small towns people criticise in
small matters , which pass unpticed in
the largo cities. But In the city gossip
is quito as prevalent , and is usually of a
more virulent typo ,
I remember once leaving the house of
kind friends who had entertained mo
charmingly , and meotinganother friend
on the street , I spoke with delight and
gratitude of the pleasant time I had
enjoyed. The lady looked grave , sighed ,
and then said she felt it her painful
duty to inform mo that the friends who
had boon so kind to mo wore dangerous
people to know , as their past history
bore a shadow , upon its pages. I walked
on , and was joined by another friend a
widow a few blocks down the street.
This lady mentioned having seen mo in
conversation with the person whom I
had just loft.
'I hope you are not on intimate terms
with her , she said. "You knofv , there
are many people who believe her lirst
marriage was well , no matter , but old
residents hero told mo the story , and I
do not care to know the lady myself. "
I bade the widow good afternoon and
dropped in to call on an acquaintance.
' How came you to bo walking with
that woman1 asked my hostess as soon
as I was seated. "I saw you from the
window , , nnd could hardly believe my
eyes , " slio said. "Don't you know that
siio is not a real widow , but a divorcee ,
nnd the scandal was in all the papers
when she got Jier divorce ? I never
mot her , but from all I hear she is no
friend for you. "
I related my experiences to a gentle
man friend later in the day. "Don't
mind what the last named woman Bays , "
ho replied. "Sho is the most cruol-
tongucd person in the world. I waa in
her house once , and I vowed \yould
never go again , as she spoke so unkindly
of every one I know. "
This is an absolutely truthful exper
ience whicji I have related , and IB u sad
commentary on the prevailing evil of
Not ono of these people would have
dared say the words they said to me in
presence of the persons criticised. Not
ono of them accomplished any good by
their unkind words ; not ono of them
would have been able to prove their
accusations if called to account.
I think men are quite as much
given to gossip , perhaps , as women ,
but they are more fearless in . .their
I have known some most remarkable
men gossips in my day.
A mau cuiuo to u lud.y .onco , in a
crowded room mid warned her against
meeting any advance from a woman
present. Ho lold her his reasons , and
showed her his proofs in black and
white. "Sho could nnd would only in-
iuro you , " ho MI hi , "and therefore avoid
her. I am willing to face her with my
own words If need be.1
She took pains to investigate the
man's statements.and proved thorn true.
This was as foreign to gossip as the scarlet -
lot fever sign hung over a door is differ
ent from a midnight attack by a high
wayman. One warns , the other as
It was once my misfortune to meetand
introduce to a friend a woman who
proved to bo a professional blackmailer
and money-oxtortor. My confidence
and my friend's pocketbook sutlored in
consequence. I should not hesitateto
sneak the evil I know of that woman , if
1 saw other friends in jeopardy. Hut I
see no good or benefit resulting from the
criticism of our friends' faults or the un
earthing of old errors or sins. Let the
dead pa t bury its dead. Nothing be
longs to us but the present.
The most wholesale gossip I ever
heard dealt out to a suffering com
munity was in the the housoof a clergy
man , and his wife was the dlsponsur. ' I
could not but wonder whether by the
earnest labor of a lifetime ho could
scatter enough seeds of charity from his
pulpit to choke out the crop of thistles
she was sowing from the hearth stone.
It seems to me it is always easier to
speak good than evil.
If your friend's faults annoy you. tell
him so ; but for heaven's s'ako keep
silent about them in the presence of
other people. You will never reform
him by calling the attention of the
world to his errors.
I have made a resolution which I
would like to embody in an organized
society , and call it the Anti-Gossip club.
The resolution is this : Whoever
speaks ill of another person to mo must
meet that person in my presence within
a week's time anil repeat the words ,
thus giving the accused an opportunity
to defend , explain , or reform his error.
I think a few experiences of this kind
would deter pcojilo from coming to us
with unkind gossip.
The receiver of stolen goods is hold to
be equally guilty with the thief. There
fore the person who listens without re
buke to scandal is equally guilty with
Let every sensible man and woman
remember this , and refuse to listen to
evil of his neighbor.
EM.A Wuuiitjiiit WILCOX.
An Imaginative 10(111 or.
Plattsmoulh Journal : There's as
much dilTorenco between courting a
damsel and attractive widow as there is
in ciphering in addition and double rule
of three. Courting a gii'l is like eating
fruit all very nice as far as it extends ;
but doing the agreeable to a blue-eyed
her. uvucl comes under the head of pre
serves rich , pungent and syrupy , L 'or
delicious counting , we repeat , give us a
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