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, . . . . " . . I'HE OMAHA PAH7Y BEE t SUNDAY JULY 1 , 188S.-SIXTEEN PAGES. . 13
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SlaniarilBearfip of.the
. - . ' Party ,
iVShort Non-Polltlcnl Sketch of tlio
CnmlUlntcs of the Jtc | > til > llcnn
kf and Democratic Parties.
Iho Cnntltdnor of an
OmaliN Atnn ,
Now that the convention otbnth srcat polltl
tal paitlc * Imvo been held and we hnvo the Citn
rtldates , the political pot will be bollliii ; until
next November. Nearly titty years ago the
jriui < l father of the present republican candidate
vns elected preslduut nnd held omco one month ,
living In ollico at the end ot that time , The prc-
Bent Mr. Harrison Is n man well known to the
ieop lo of the U nltcd States , being what Is termed
n ficlt mndoinnn.born la the liumlilo walks ot
llfo helias , by his untiring energy and uimn-
Jiroachablolntogrlty.rl'sento the top of tlio lad-
ilerof fame. The candidate for vlco president on
lUo republican ticket Is also a well known taiui.
iiavlnuuoon In public Ufa for n long timo. Ot the
randldates ot the democratic party Mr , Cleve
land has been president for nearly four years
nud It Is unnecessary to say anything of him nt
no 1 * well known , ni li also Mr. TUarnian , who
liasbeoU In public life for n long tliai1 , having
ncenti United States senator for ono term and
lield numerous olllrcs. There la yetanothcrciui-
illdato of nhom wo wish to nponk , ono who U
not nearly no well known ai the four mentioned
nliovo , lint who patsod through his tortn as a
ramlhmto and It now a happy man. The gent
leman lu quudtlou la
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cnAiit.ns CAnu.soN 811 PAIINAM STIIEKT ,
b stone ninHon la the employ of Judo | Jlnskoll'
Mr. Carlson has becm a ro.slduut of Uiimlm for
nhotitonn year , and prior to that time wns a n--
Hldcnt of Iowa , and for about HX months past
lmdiiHouti [ uxpurolnco which wo will glvo lu
Lli own wnv.
Lust fall 1 caught a severe cold , which bothered -
erod mo a great dual , causing mo to cough
continually , until at last I commenced to rulso
lar o ( jiiautltlos of blood at every coughing spoil.
1 felt tired , drowsy , mid dvprosscil iu Mplrltn ;
BOOH mv bruuthlng boriimo nhort and my chest
would Homctlmes foul iw It It was hound tight
tjy sotnlithlnt ; . 1 would go to sloop us usual ,
when I would wako up with wheo/lng. \vonld
1) in bed nnd open th < " windows , and with my
month wldo open gasp for bruath. I would
often snooze and run ul thu iioo : my fare would
liecomo very red , my nyos prominent , and the
por.splratlon break out nil over my body : my
lirea-thlng vrould be abort jerking , nnd could be
lieard all over th room ; my rent uud hands
vrottld lie cold , and I of fen felt us If I would never
comooutof It. Sometimes tliea spellsttoiild
only last u fmv mlnuten , nt other times perhaps
nn hour or more , When \\ould 1 begin to cough
tlio tightness would let up , especially after 1 had
trxlsed milto a quantity ofvoiy tenacious mucus.
1 consulted qulto a numbur of nliyMcUiis , who
only gave me temporary roller. I had olten
reiulUrMcUoy'ti testimonials in thndiiily papers ,
IJUt v us somewhat Hkeptlcal. At last Idocldi-d
to go nnd see him. lie examined mo thorough
ly , nnd told ino 1 had tlm asthma : mild he could
lienellt me , anil I started treating ivltli him.
U'h b was early in May. Ills treatment relieved
in at onro. 1 had no icveie jp > > lta iiftrrtheilrxt
treatment , and for sometime now have no ! luul
n H.vmptom of my former trouble , donotwheive
or cough at nil , and feel that I am cured even
niter ono month' * treatment I felt all right , but
decided to take another month to bo positive of
u r.idkal cure.
1 can cheerfully rommnipnd Dr. McCoy , as ho
lias cured mo , and 1 km wet plenty of persons
Iliut he Is treating who are improving wonderfully -
fully nnd i apidly.
Tlio nfth candidate mentioned ubovcjs Mr.
rail on , who has been a candidate for health
lind has been very win cohstul In his cundldac y.
Jlr. Carlson , whose portrait graces the column
nbnve , resides at No , Mil Karnam street , und is
willing to eon oborato this statement to any ono
doubting It , who will address or call on him
A Few Symptoms of Disease That
May I'ruvo ticrluiiH to Von.
Do you have frequent fits of mental depression
sionDo you experience ringing or buzzing nol&es
la your ears/
Uo you feel us though you must tutfocato
Vhen lying down/
Aru you troubled \\lthahactlng rough and
Ronorul debility ?
Ate y < ir ejos generally weak and watery and
frequently inllamed
Doe.- , your voiru have a husk , thick sound and
\ \ nasal sort of twang/
Is jour breath frequently offensive fiomsome
umiccnuntublo < uiibo/
Haveyou a dull , oppressive headache , gener-
Illlv located ever the eyes'/
Do you hao to hawk anil eougti frequently In
llio ellect to clear your throat/
Are you losing your sense of smell und Is your
tense of lasto becoming dulled'/
P Does your no > o always fi-el stopped up , fore-
41 tt Jng you to breathe through your muuih. '
Do you fri'iiuontlv feel dizzy , patticuluily
Vben stooping to pick anything on" the lloor/
Ijocs every little draft ot air and every slight
rhungo of glvo you n cold. '
Are > ou annoyed by a constant desire to hawk
l\nd spit out nn endless quantity of plileym/
Do you rise from bed as tired and weak u.s yon
M'ei'H the night before and feel u.i though you
% vnnted to lie thoto forever/
IH your throat tilled with phlegm In the morn-
Jni ? , which ciin only bo dlsciiurged utter violent
coughing and hawKlng and spitting'/
Do you occasionally wiikn trom u troubled
Sleep with u start nnd luel ns if you hud just
OHcnpod uhorrlbln death by choking. '
Have you lost nil Intercnt In your calling or
business or former pleasures , all ambition gone ,
nnd do yon feel Indllleientliethurtoiuorrow
Jltidh you ullve or dead I
Ar you troubled with n discharge from the
lieiid into the throat , sometimes watery and et-
cesblve. Mjinetlnios mucus , thick , ntliklng to
\vlmte > er it touches , -oiiu'ilniei bloody , ami
nearly always putrid nnd cllenMve/
The above are home of the many symptoms of
catarrh mid the hi-glnnlng of lung trouble- . . Not
one ciihi ) in n hnniliedlllhaveallofthein , but
rvery ono ullected will Imvo u few or inainy of
them. Thogieaturor more serious jour symp
toms , the more denguruus your condition. Tins
class of UUoiiKO Is treated very Hurcfittully by
Dr. MftViy or hln iiM > uclataa 'Ihe many eattM re
ported through the columns of thu daily papers
proves this , and each Ht lit eim-nt published is sul > -
nt'UH'lull > thi tiamuudglVfiiliylfioputli'lltcurid.
Dr. Jlfi'ojtxml his nsMjciuHH unt no nuciet nos
trums , lint i uut .iN".i-i < by tlu-lr t-KIUful combi
nation of the lji-t Known remedies , applied in
the moit apjuo.fii inannor , and by using the
latest miiliH'i.t Ululily IPC iinmundt'd uppll.mcos
known to itie pmf .nfmi. They tlmsproducero-
r nitil 8t hpi-uk f.ii thi'insi'lres in the many pa- iiivil. . .tiul'a Miru our readers that .he-e
rmtran'phjktiliKiH IUMJ achieved a BIICCCMI in
cu ins diseiiMi which few or no othoi doctors
cuu duplicate
Laic of Belleyiic Htspital New York ,
No. 31O and 311 Bnnitro Building ,
Corner lilt iMvth ftti.t Herney sis , Omaha , Neb. ,
u hro till ci'iuti'e mMMiiiotreatuil
tt "U Mlccius.
Mudlcnl ) . . " . < b irJUted nkir.fuHy. I'onsump-
tlon , llrlglit s-l s as , i'Mii.-.i . , lihoiimutUm ,
uuil all MUHI : . - . ) ! . - P. . V I'-S. .U ! ilisi'.ivs pu-
rullur to t o WMM a Mjociu'ty. ' I'ATAHHll
Ul'ltUI ) .
CO.NSl'I.T.TIU.N1 at oillcoor bv mall , } 1.
OU'ca hours H to J | u. m , iito t p. in , . 7 to Bp ,
111 , Mimiay ollli'o hoiir from ' . ' A. m , to 1 p. in.
( 'oi'i'e > t" > nde ee I * celvo prompt uttumlmi.
HUvdlMUsfi ur1 tnati-d bUcceM-fully by Or ,
, ' thruuili tint mail * , und It ! > thus pot > iblt
lortha-o unable to make : > journey to olitult
. , ' . . .
No letteis unsvvmd uulius accompanied by It
All i.iuU UouUl bo uiltlraaed to Dr. J.
Uuoius . 'IU uud UU , Ittuugu
Qosslp of Plays , Play-AotQrs , and
A Conducive Mnnnjjer A Jajancso
Theater The Theatrical ICIss
A Crushed Tragedian
Stage Palls.
At n Japanese 'Jlicntor.
The curtain went up and the curtain
went down , writes Ruhnmab to the St.
Louis Globe-Democrat from Yokohama ,
relating her experience at a Japanese
play , or rather it was drawn aside and
closed again , in obedience to thumps on
the planking of the stage in French
stylo. The revolving stage went around
nnd around , and men and women , nnd
palanquins came down the raised alslo
through the audience that sorvcs as
stage entrance for the artists. There
were funny scones where a spy under a
tea house lloor gets drenched with
water , but finally clutches the end of
the long-rolled scroll of n letter as it
dropped from the hand ot a drunken
reader. Another time the spy appar
ently starts ort in a kago , but nt the
llrst rest puts a heavy stone in his place
and draws the curtains. The bearers
trudge oil with the burden , accldently
drop the kago , and after profile and
humble apologies , draw the curtain to
see why the occupant makes no sound or
protest , and discover the stone.
The audicnco was as great a study as
the scenes on the stage , and when the
action dragged and two priests or two
citizens sat alone in a plain setting and
talked interminably , the men , women ,
children and bablea in the audience
were most entertaining. Their lunch
boxes were brought them at noon , the
play beginning at 10:30 : in the morning ;
a second meal was served between a and
1 o'clock , and at 8 they were fortified
for the tragic linalo by more boxes of
rice and chop-stick shreds of fish , meat ,
and unknown things. Tea pots and
trays of sweetmeats wore going all the
time , and when the curtain was drawn
upon a scene there was a scurrying of
waiters to the boxes , and all the chil
dren climbed upon the narrow board
aisles and run nliout the theater , romp
ing even on the stage itself. The for
eigners in the gallery boxes ate at about
the same hours and quite as continually ,
and although nothing could sound more
fatiguing than sitting throueh a ton-
hour play , none of us loft until the last
act was over.
It is curious how fast the sentimental
scorns to bo dying out ot human nature.
Watch the audience at a play. Time
was that when the hero kissed the her
oine the audience would fool a subdued
sentimental excitement , and when they
rushed into one another's arms a wild
rush of applaubo would greet the
meeting. Now it is as much us the
situation is worth for a man to put his
arms around and kiss a woman on the
stage. Kveu the beautiful Mrs. Lang-
try , when she laid her head down on
hoi- dear Algy's sholdcr in "As in a
Looking Glass , " was met with a smile
from the dross circle and a little
"cheep" from upstairs. Mrs. Potter
got plenty of laughter and smiles for
her love making , but it is a general
kind of a fooling , and is growing so fast
that oven Sarah , the divine , herself
would bo liable to awaken a gentle
snicker. " I am told , however , that this
change , however , is merely a phase of
public feeling. The old business is
still as popular as over in private so-
cioty. They say it can not bo improved
upon. What do you think ?
HIHolioll Dreads "Kan-
olihin. "
I was talking to n member of Maggie
Mitchell's company the other day , says
a writer in the New York ( Jraphie. and
he says that the way that little lady
dreads a performance of "Fachon" is
pitiful. It is still the piece she has to
rely ou to make her money ; she scarcely
expects to more than keep oven while
playing other things , bo bent are every
body oa waiting to see her Kanchon.
She' has boon before the public in that
twenty-six years she tolls it herself
and her houses are still crowded for
that performance. Once on the stngo ,
oneo in the lirst scene , she .says that
for the time being all tastes vanishes ,
and she is simply Fanchon , as she has
boon with intervals for robt and re
freshment all these years. But be
fore she trees on her loathing of the
part really makes her ill , and it in
creases with each successive perform-
unco. In the day all the company un-
dorstnnds that she does not want to hcai
it spoken of , or , above all , she can't be
induced to hear the music of the famous
"Shadow Dance" hummed. She halts
the sight of lithographs or bills of her
self in the part.
A Coniliiclvn I > Iaiiiunr. :
Benedict , the minstrel , said rocentlj
to u writer in the Now York Clipper ;
"People got funny ideas about miiibtroh
blacking up , but the biggobt crank 1
over came across was in a new town in
Kansas. 'Iho manager was much newoi
than the town. Ho had never had n
minstrel company in his house before ) ,
nnd while wo were getting ready for
the parade ho came to mo and , calling
mo njjdc , inquired : 'Say , when you
give a minbtrol show do the stnyo hands
black uii , too ? ' 'They do , ' said I to the
jay , 'when the manager understands
his business. It gives a harmonious
ottuct to everything and is conducive ol
success. ' I learned afterward that , lie
dropped into an ollleo of an editor and
found the dollnition of the word conduc
ive and used it in the next announce
ment for his hall. Hu called it tliu
( jrand Academy of Music , though.
That night after wo went on the stage
wo found all the bcono bhiftors blacked
up , and I thought the boys would spoil
the whole thing by laughing , but the
immediate prosoneo of the slago hands
put us in treed humor , for everything
wont with u.ost. . Next morning the
local manager bade us adieu at the de
pot , and n.s ho shook hands ho said ;
C'omo again , gentlemen , 1 will make
everything as conducive as possible ,
oven if I have to black up my&olf. ' "
A Criislisil
The fun which began with Dr. Lan-
h'b appearance at Industrial hull re
cently , bays the Philadelphia Inquirer ,
came near having a serious ending be
fore the close of the performance. The
audience had been pelting the "actor'
witli oranges , paper lulls , and hum
bandwichos. .lustboforo the close ol
the act Landis btrodo down to the foot
lights and managed to malic himsoll
ht'itrd long enough to oiler a reward ol
J o for any ono detected in the act ol
throwing vegetables on the btage. Just
as ho bteijcd back a decayed orange
came whizzing through the air am !
btruck him on the tip of the no.-o , Witli
a wild yell ho gei/ud a wino bottle and
flourished it in his hand. This had nt
otToct on the nudiencu , and lie wag
greeted with another fusillade of sand
wiches , ' Lundls , enraged at the treat'
mont ho was receiving , throw the bottle
tle into the corner of the right gallary ,
which was crowded with men and boys ,
Ono man dodged and just o.scapod being
lilt on the head with the bottle , ' which
" wumA > - *
struck ngftlnst the wall nnd smashed In
i thousand pioces. This incident put
n sudden end to the pcrlormanco. The
audipnco guyed the aetors'nnd the play
from Ihet time tho'eurtiln first went tip
until its fl.uvl , sudden tall.
About StaRf ValH.
"Want to know how wo fall ? " said
.ho beautiful , graceful woman to a. New
York Sun reporter recently. ' 'Why ,
sco , this way. First yoiir knee , and
then your hip , and then your shoulder ,
and you are down ; " and the graceful
Uguro was prone on the carpet with
jut-stretched arms. Every fold of her
lace drapery in the prettiest possible
place , not an inch of her ankle or gleam
3t her snowy skirts was visible , and the
[ ailing had boon as noiseless and grace
ful as : v butterfly's dip nnd swoop down
to the heart of a roso. Then , with a
supple grace and quick , agile spring ,
she was on her feet in n second.
"In this way sideways , you sec ; "
nnd with a dip and curve , and swoop
of the laeo draperies down she floated
as swift and noiseless as n swallow's
downward sweep , and she lay appar
ently lifeless , with her face hlddon.
Another little spring and she floated
backward into n chair so limp and faint
that oven the smile on her lips hardly
reassured vou Hint it wasn't un actual
sudden faintnoss.
"Wo are taught in the schools , and
practice on a rug at homo at first , you
known ; and of course wo got many
brulhos while learning. Wo fall first to
the knee , and then to the hip , the
shoulder , nnd down. Of course wo do
this very slowly at first and awkwardly ,
but we do it over and over again until
ono fall blonds Into the other so com
pletely that you cannot distinguish it.
Oh , yes , it is hard at first , but all there
is to il is to take nil the will out of your
body and collapse. "
pit Is now staled that Frank Mtyo will In
all probability play the leads with .Julia Mar
Theresa Vautjhan thinks of coing into
comic opera phenomenal face , figure , con
tralto voice and all.
Mrs. LiuiRtry is enjoying hcrsolf In driv
ing around Now York and promenading : on
fifth avenue with Freddie Oobhard.
II. Uliler HnpRiird's " .loss" has tlnally boon
adapted for the stiiKi , and Aimco Ilecat will
experiment with it next Reason.
Minalo Hank aad Clara Louise Kcllojjp
will bo the pritno donno of the Straltosrh
opera company next season , singing alternate
Miss Fanny Davenport returns east in
August , nnd will rest for six weeks at
Canton , 1'n. , before opening : her season iu
The lady who wrote ' 'Loyal Lovo" for
Mrs. Potter is dead. She was the daughter
of Philip Harwood , late editor of the Satur
day Ueview.
There is no truth in the report that .futmu
schek will retire from the stage the coming
season. Her farewell tour will not bo an
nounced for several years.
Louise Tliormlyke is to open a school of
elocution in New York. Her husband. Dion
Houelcault , will bo at the Madison Square
Theater School of Acting.
Charles Alfred Byrne lias completed his
comic opera , "Castles In the Air , ' 'which Ed
ward Effulgent Hice will bring out this fall.
Gus Kcrker has completed two acts of the
Miss ICato Claxtoa will occupy the Hljou
opera house , Now York , for the entire
month of August , producing a now play , the
adaptation of which has just been com
/Cello do Lussan and Pauline L'Allmnand
will bo the leading sopranos of the lloston
Ideals next season. Mile , de Lussan will ap
pear as Carmen with Augustus Harris' com
pany at Co vent Garden about .luly 1.
Dion Uoucioault is writing dramatic criti
cisms and other thinirs for the Now York
Herald. He will wait u short time befoie
writing about a new play , will nay for hi
seats , and altogether comport himself in a
model critical fashion.
i Marie \YninrIght was the original Josnphf no
in the lirst production of "Pumforo" given in
this countrv at the Hoston muicum. Amy
Ames was her understudy , and afterward
played the part during this tour of the sanis
company throughout New England.
Maurice Uurryinorc-'s burlesque on "Dr.
Jckyll and Mr. Hyde" will probably bo HCOII
the coming season. A patient's life is saved
by the transfusion of blood from the arm of
a drunkard , the result of the operation being
that the patient acquires o bibulous desire
and gets drunk every day , and , being a cler
gyman , his antics astonish his Hock.
Keller , the wonderful his eharmiiig wife ,
expect to sail for Kurope about July ? .
They will return on September 1 , and the
regular season will open September 10 , at St.
John's N. U. ICellor done the wonderful
"Cremation" act for the first time in this
country at the Boston Museum on last
Wednesday. Ho has been at , work on the act
for six months , and the necessary aparatus
alone coat over $1,000. Keller is the inventor ,
and it was the first time "Tho Cremation"
lias over been seen on any stage.
Tlicy Hrolco Him In.
A verdant young man visited an Aus
tin ( Texas ) express oilice the other day
and inquired if they wanted n man to
run us incbsengor on the railrod , says
the Texas Sittings. Tlio boys hadn't
much to do that day , and they conclud
ed to have a little fun with the rustic.
They biiid they were looking for the
right kind of a man lo put in charge of
an express car on a new line that had
just boon opened through a very dan
gerous p-'rt Texas , but that they must
first test his Illness for the position.
They wanted to know svhcther ho had
the necessary nerve to withstand the
shock of a collision or to resist train
robbers. Ho &aid ho believed ho had
the nerve , but they might test him iu
any way they thought proper.
Thou they put him into a crockery
crate with a lot of stone coal , and -itovo
plate , coupling irons , broken railroad
lamps , and water coolers , and rolled
him down blair into tlio cellar. This ,
they told him. was to see how ho would
behave when Hopped down an ombnnk-
mont in an express car. Ho stood the
Hop very well , considering that ho was
a green hand at railroading.
As he wns endeavoring to crawl out ,
they dropped a box of m rchandiso
marked " lla ! s hnndlo with care , "
down through a hatchway on top of
him ; and during the confusion incident
to disencumbering himself of the de
bris , four masked mnn jumped on him
with ulungshots , and then bound nnd
gagged him , pistols being discharged in
close proximity to his head , meanwhile.
Then they chucked him into an empty
collin-box , stood him on his head and
yelled " Fire ! "
An explosion of dynamite immedi
ately followed , which blc v the box open
and drove the would-bo messenger
through a two-inch partition. When
they dug him out ho nppoared to have
crown twenty years older during the
civil service examination. Ho said lie
know it was a hard life running express
messenger on a Texas railroad , but ho
had no iuen that it was as rough as
that. Ho added that ho didn't think
his parents would like him to follow it ,
and if they could Hud some man to
make the trip in his place ho would
prefer to consider himself discharged.
They lot him oil reluctantly , assuring
him that his qualifications were first-
class. Ho was next soon inquiring hib
way to the nearest powder mill. Ho
said if ho must work out ho preferred u
situation where ho would bo safer than
in an expresscar. .
The plasterers' laborers of Toronto , Ont. ,
have lost their stribo for an advance of 2V
cents an hour. They will work another year
at the old wages.
Acid I'lioptiutu
l''or Siiustroki ) .
It Itcliovc ? tlio Prostration anil Ner
vous Derangement.
How the DliToront Senators Handle
Their Callers.
Kntcrprlslns ; Prtgps nntl their Hcliciues
The Schoolina'nma and the
l''orgeii Signatures The
Autograph rcvcr ,
Among the various duties wbieh fall
to the lot of a member of congress few
are more annoying than the custom re
quiring him to receive each constituent
who may happen to find his way to the
national capitol. Added to these nro
the calls of lobyists , pension-seekers
and newspaper correspondents. In the
senate all visitors nrc sent to the lobby
door which opens upon the reception
room , where a number of messengers
are stationed to deliver the cards to the
respective senators. Ifho wishes to sco
the caller ho invites him into the
marblcroom , which opens oil from the
lobby and is used as a private reception
room. Hero the visitor wails and
waits nnd 11 nally obtains his interview
after the senator suddenly recollects
that somebody wanted to sue him.
Dl > ut an nudionco is not given lo every
oito. There is a rule that no cards arc
lo bo sent into the senate during the
the morning hour or befoie 2 o'clock.
( Exceptions to this are only made at the
renuest of each senator , and therefore
quite a crowd of visitors collect after
thai time. Of course the senators from
the surrounding states nro nil called
upon the most. .Senator Gorman , of
Maryland , has from ton to twenty callers
ers iluilv. Those vary from porso'nal or
political friends to olileo-scokers , sub
scription ngcnts and pensionerA )
great many are negroes who think that
their senator can give employment lo
any number of persons.
I\rext in the number of visitors is
Senator Daniel , of Virginia. He being
a crinplo , has made it a rule to see no
one until ! ! o'clock , and consequently
has from eight lo twelve people waiting
for him at that time. Ho usually
invites all into the marblo-rooni
and coming out , holds a daily reception
which sometimes continues for over an
hour. Many senators , however , posi
tively refiibo to see importunate callers.
Many and various are the excuses sent
out. For the mosL part they are "ex-
ceodinsrly busy" ' or "engaged for the
present. " Some answer that they can
not see them , but the greater number
invent roulies for such occasions. A few
will move into the next chair and reply
that they uro not in their bents. Wade
Hampton invariably bays that the roll
is being called and that it is necessary
for him to answer it. Of late , all the
presidential candidates have been very
courteous , granting audience to who
ever might'ask ' for them.
Tlio object of these calls differ widely ,
but for thofino3t part , some olllce is ile-
aircd. At present the democratic mem
bers are the ones so troubled as those
requests follow the administration.
Book agents are numerous , and at the
same time' , the number of pension
agents and pension seekers surpasses
them. Those last mentioned usually
send cards to one senator after another
with the purpose to interview the entire
Minnie. While all condemn this sys
tem they dare not ubolish it for the rea
son that important things are often at
tended to in this manner. Besides this ,
us each hns his cjo open for a reelection
tion , it would bo political destruction
to refuse to shake hands and entertain
his constituents.
The pages in tlio house and senate
spend moat of llioir spare time in pick
ing up odd jobs by which their earnings
may bo increased. They accept tips'
from people whom they take lo various
places in the capitol without any pangs
of conscience. On one occasion , an
elderly gentleman administered quite a
faormon to one of Iho pages who had ac
cepted money for showing a party nboul
the. building. The oung man replied ,
unabashed : ' 'If I wanted morals , I would
have stayed at homo. I came here for
money alid I am going to take every
red cent I can get. " This litlle speech
entirely silenced the would-bo moralist.
Of late , these boys have boon making
up sots of the different tarilT speeches
delivered in both bouses. They go to
each member and ask for several of his
speeches. Wlion obtained , they are ar
ranged according to their sequence and
the complete > ct is sold to some liberal
member. The pages often obtain from
five to ton dollars for their work and
frequently much larger sums are given
by the wealthier men. Among other
schemes , collections of auto
graphs bring quite an amount
to llieso boys. A largo book is bought
and lilleci with the .signatures of
of all the prominonl olllcialsbeginning
with tlio president and hU wife , and in
cluding those of the cabinet , supreme
court , senate , and leading members of
tlio house. As a novelty , one of the
senators recently hud a photograph
album lilled witli the photographs of
liis colleagues , and had each one's auto
graph placed beneath his picture. This
took so well Unit the enterprising pugo
now lias orders for several more.
* -
Speaking of autographs brings to
mind a good story told by ono of the
messengers. Kvorvono who lias over
received a public document knows that
in order to nave postage Iho olliciul'n
mime is written in ono corner ot the 011-
volope to servo as n frank. Jn sending
out thousands ! of speeches the writing
of this is delegated to Mime clerk ,
though at Iho present time fne-siimlo
rubber stamps arc inoitly used. Ono
day there was a convention of luaehor.s
hold in Washington , and borne of the
delegates , in taking in the capitol ,
stopped into the conunitteo-room of a
very prominent senator. In ono cornur
were largo piles of franked speeches
while the messenger sat at the table ad
dressing olhom. The inloUigonlscliool-
ma'ams iminedintoly soi/.od a number of
Iho envelopes and cut oul the nanio
written at the top. After several had
carried away these momonloos , ihomus-
songor remarked thai there was no UFO
of destroying the or valopcs , and that ho
would write soirto for them upon u sheet
of pnpor. Tlio teachers quictlyjilropped
them and retired , sayinjr that it was a
fraud to bond out speeches with forged
signatures. V. 11.
1)111 Nyu on Post masters.
If a quiet , unobtruaivo guniloman ,
who is perfectly willing to sit still for
half a day and lot other people do tlio
talking , would hang around Iho corridors
riders of the general postofllco and ru-
member what ho hears ho could write
quite a piece about it for the papers.
Having been u postmaster myself , I
naturally hang around tlio general de
livery yet. and love the llayor of a
Hostage stamp us well as I ever did.
The stolen glance at a postal card ud-
dresscd to some one else &ends u thrill
the entire latigth of my spine , and to bo
able to make change with one hand ,
jerk u canceling itamp with thu other ,
ami at the sauiu tim ;
with a glorious being through the
window while drawing a'salary , ! regard
as 'a piiin.-ulo of success up-which any
American bpy may not .bo nshnmcd to
porspiro. I can easily recall the time
when Horace Orpcloy nnd the p-istmas-
ters wliocanva cl ( 'for'hit paper had.
practically fenced in the States ,
nnd nt that time 1 would no more- have
dared , to offend n poslmaslcr than I'
would now go up lo Colonel Ingersoll
nnd arose his jealousy bv crilielsing
bis works while heartily 'praising Iho
works of God.
Tlio New York poslouleo Is a largo ,
dignified building , situated right where
the roads fork , being Iho place where
you turn oT ! to the right from the main
traveled road in order to get to the
bridge. Ills used partly for a postotnce
nnd partly for n court house , so thai ono
end of Iho building practically pays the
expenses of the oilier cud. A self-sup
porting po-itofllco and court house hero ,
where competition is hot and runts
high , would naturally show thai limes
arc gooil and money plenty.
Mail comes hor'o from all foreign
countries and Kuropo also. It is ills-
Iributod nt once , and ono is permitted
to mail a loiter at any time , day or
night. It's wonderful. In tall build
ings now there is an arrangement bv
which ono may shoot his letters into "a
runway or Hume , and they will bo car
ried into a IT. S. mailbox on the ground
lloor , where a trusty young man In a
speckled straw helmet comes and tills
his vali o with thorn , after which ho
carries them to the postolllco and per
sonally uses his inlluonce wilh Iho posl-
musler to have thorn sent away by Iho
early train.
I stood near the mail box at the bot-
lom of Iho chulo in Iho Standard oil
building the other day , and though I
remained Ihcro only ien or llfloen min
utes I counted forty-nine letters as they
were laid , ono by ono , hot from the
cackling typewriters above , and all no
doubt reeking with the bloody and
slartling statement , coming like a peal
of thunder from an unpeeled sky :
"Dear Sir Your esteemed favor of the
th inst. ( or ull. or prox. ) Is before me.
In reply would say , " etc. There's just
about as much use In this opening us
there would ho in stating Uial "Wo
take our pen in hand , " or iu opening a
prayer by reading the minutes of the
previous mooting.
I hate lo speak of the appoinlmcnls
made from time to time in thu New
York postolllce , for I know thai I shall
arouse some hoslility , as 1 inlond lo
talk plainly. Prom what I can learn
they are nol conducive to Iho best In-
leresls of Iho community. This is a
pretty severe thing to say , but , it is time
that the people and the president and
the postmaster general know about il.
Harsh critics will claim that I say this
because I want the postolllco here my
self , but such is not the case. I have
been surfeited with oflleial position.
The sitrhtof a public ollico , regarded as
n public trust , makes me ill. I wouldn't
bo shut up in that hot old Now York
poslotlii'c from " : " > ( ) in tlio morning lill
10 o'clock at nSghl as Poslmastcr Pear
son is , when I can frolic around over
the green sward all day with Ked Shirt
and Poor Dog aud _ Rooky Bear and
Slonebruisn and Brainfag , and all these
other tragedians oven at a high salary.
So I am not speaking from selfish mo
tives when I say that the appointments
referred to are not what wo taxpayers
of New York could wish. I can imagine
Iho look of pain and deep anguish which
will pass over the president's chubby
face tliis morning as ho asks his wife to
please pass the molasses and at Iho same
time runs his eye. thoughtfully down
this column to see if I am .still friendly.
I know that it will cause pain in
bosoms that have been heretofore pain
less. But what am I hero for ? If 1
clos-c my eyes to these things people will
stop the paper and say , "Away with
such nn Archimcdinn lover as that ! "
will "Tush ! " and
They then say go
1 was standing in the lower main corridor
rider of the general postotiico on Friday
lust , between the mailing-bole for let
ters going to Peekaboo , Arizona , nnd
the main pillar which supports the
southwest corner of the money-order de
partment , when a young woman , who
must bo a resident of our town , though
1 had never soon her before to my
knowledge , came in and looked out
upon the surging thronir which was at
that time in the act of surging to and fro
on the busy street. She was not ever
thirty-nine years old , but 1 fancied she
had been away from home a great deal ,
and was in fact , no doubt , so at the time.
Her hair was speckled here and there
with silver , ull save a bright new
growlh of hair which was held in place
by hair-pins and seemed lo grow rank
est on the oil side. As I looked at her
the thought came to me : "She is alone
in a great city. Her parcnls may have
been wrenched from her. Shall I loll
her that her hat is not on straight , and
Ihoroby get myself arrested , or shall I
open the converintionjby asking her if
she ever experienced that tired feeling
referred to in the advertising columns
of the elevated railroad ? "
.lust then a man about town came in ,
and with a roguish twinkle of tlio eye
said :
"Ah , there ! "
The remark did nol seem so prcgnanl
witli thought as some statements 1 have
hoard made , and vet it ntlractcd atten
tion. I might have said that myself ,
but f am not a man about town , and I
am not ready that way. It was n re
mark which < lid not compromise him in
the least. Ho could have boon a candi
date for the presidency , and yol a stalo-
mcnlof that kind , if it got into the
papers , would not cut him off from the
labor vote.
Tlio young woman turned with a glad
Hinilo of recfijTiiitioii , I thought , and
What fi lot of really useful
articles can bo bought for the
small sum of FIVK CINTS : hi
each and all of our depart
ments. It is no use trying to
omimeralo these , as our space
is limited , and every word
We Will Have a
This is only ono of the
many bargains offered. It
will pay you to give us a call
before buying elsewhere.
Our Store is Painted Red
then they fell u-lnlUing. I could nol
hear all Ihcy said , bul gathered that ,
as soon as she had her dishes done up ,
it was the undcrslnnding thai they
were to meet nnd slroll beneath the
over-winking stars. And so , withoul
llio knowledge or coii&ont of llioir
parents , and right there almost in the
midst of n tumultuous throng , they
made an appointment to meet , socially ,
nt the northwest corner of Union
Square and converse Pome more.
And that is the reason why I say Unit ,
whether the president knows about il
or nol , some of Ibcso New York post-
ollico appointments are not a credit to
either party. BILL KYE.
She Would He Seated.
A few days ago as a Hidgo road ear
was coming up Lake avenue the driver
stopped on being signaled by a young
man on u eroaHiiig not far from Driving
Park avenue , BII.VH the Houheslor ( N.
Y. ) Democrat. The young man was
accompanied by a rather pretty young
woman who was drcisud in a light , airy
summer attire , and carried a fancy ,
colored sun parasol. The young man
jumped aboard Iho car lirst , and rushed
inside , securing the only neat vacant ,
leaving the young woman lo follow as
bosl hlie could. Of course everyone ex
pected that ho would give up his fccnt
lo his lady , bul ho did not do so , and
she , after standing a while , holding on
to a strap , condludcd to have a scat
anyway , and without a word of warning
plumped down on the lap of her escort ,
saying as she did so : "I'm as tirud as
you tire , darling , and you will Imvo to
hold me until 1 get a seat. " IIu gave a
grunt of the hog kind , and told her in
plain English that "sho could stand or
sil on Iho lloor for all ho cured , but he
wouldn't hold her. "
At this several male occupants of the
car oll'orcd their seats to Iho young wo
man , hut she declined their oiler and
said : "He's as able to hold mo now as
FIZZ ! BANG ! ! fi
( Jrnntl CcUbraUon of Iho 4th of
The 99 tot Store . <
1209 Farnam St
Fine Works , Fluffs , Lnttterns nnd cot *
obrnttou goods nt our low niu\ popular
7 pucks Fire Crnckors for U5o.
Torpedoes , 2e n pncknpo.
5o buys a Cup Pistol and 3 bovos caps.
60 , lOo , ioc ! , { Joe , 450 , COc to $1.00 buya
iv peed assortment of flro works.
Komnti ( Jiiiullus , Ic , Uo , Be , Co , Sc , 10 < J
tooe each.
Hockots , S2c , Gc , So , lOo , 15c , toCOo.
Pin Wheels , lo , 2c , tfc , 60 , "o , lOc and
nil other pieces t equally low prices.
Goods nro fltst clnss and nil colored ,
Mail orders solicited.
In our "every day soiling" depart *
mouts wo offer seine extraordinary bar
gains , cominenclnp to-morrow.
Was never hoard of so cheap.
Dippers , 5c , Sc , lOo.
Covered Huckols , 5c , lOc , 15o to 25o.
Tea Trays , 6c , lOo , 15o , JI5c to 45o.
Children's Trays , 25oISo , 75o ,
Pudding Pans , f c , So , lOc , ISJo to 35c.
Milk Pans , 8c , 6c , 8e , lOc , IL'o , 25c.
Pie Pans , ! 5u each. i . . .
Perforated Pie Pans , Sc. " *
Dish Pans , lOo 15o. 20 s.
no-tinned Rinsing Pans , 18c,23oto45 , (
Hreud Pans , 6c , lOo.
Dust Pans , oe , 8c.
Stew Pans. 5c. lOc , ISc to 2oc.
Toa-kottles , 40o tofloe.
ColTeo Pots , lOe , 15c , iMc to 05o.
Dinner Uuckots. ISo , iMc to 4So.
Tea nnd Coifce Strainers , Gc and lOc.
Howl Strainers , Bo and lOc.
Wire Potato Mashers , Gc.
Vegetable Strainers , lOc.
Wire Uroitcrs , Gc , lOc , 16c.
Wire Egi * Boaters , 5c.
Rotary Action Egg Beaters , lOc.
Spiral Wire "Ka v" Egg Ucnters.lOc.
Wire Coffee Pot Stands , lOc.
Wiie Sponge Hacks , lOc
Pot Cleaners , fie , lOc , IGc.
Tack Hammers , tic and lOc ,
Tack ? , best , 2c a paper.
Hatchets , good quality , lOc.
Screw Drivers , 5c and lOc.
Padlocks , lOc.
ShelflJrackets , Gc nnd lOc a pair.
Mincing Knives , Gc and lOc.
Table Knives and Forks , lOc a pair.
Best Table Cutlery , 80c and OOc set.
Monitor Lamp Stove , OOc each.
Lemon Squcczeas , lOc.
Tracing Wheels , lOc.
Frying Pans , lOc , IGc and 25c.
Ice Cream Frcezcis , ? 1.98to 4.05.
Thousands of articles in these depart-
incuts that we have no bpace to mention.
Wood Spoons , Go.
Chopping Bowls , lOc , 15e , 25o.
Potato Mashers , Ge.
Rolling Pins , 5 and lOo.
Wash Boards , lOc , 15e , to 25o.
Knife Boxes , lOc.
Towel Racks , lOo , IGc nnd25o.
8-arm Towel Racks , Gc and lOc.
Salt Boxes , lOc.
Hat and Coat Hooks , Go and lOc.
Clothes Horses , 48o , 7 lo to 99o.
Pails , lite , IGc , ISc and 25o.
Tubs , Me , 40c , fi'Jc ' to 85e.
Cutting Tables , 99c each.
Lap Boards OUo each. .
Brooms , lOc , IGe to 25c.
Croquet , 7oe. Soc and ! )9c. )
Scrub Brushes , Gcand lOo.
Shoo Bnibhes , lOc , l" e and 2Gc.
Whisk Brooms , lOe , IGc , 19o , 25c.
Our usual natrons and visitors to th
city will find it greatly to their interest
to look through our mammoth stock.
1209 Farnam Street. Established 1
ho was before wo wore married , and I
will sit wlioro 1 am. " Tlio passengers
were up to this time silently smotlior-
ing their laughter , but tire last was too
much for them , and ns one remarked
"the car will bo thrown from the track
unless wo slop laughing so hard. "
Realizing the fact that ho was making
a target of himself the young man rose
hastily , nearly throwing his darling
wife on the llpor , and imidu a rush for
the door , saying as ho did so : "You
take my seat ; I'll wall ; homo. " and loft
the car. The wife was not dismayed in
the least , but sat there quietly enjoying
the fun as well as did the labsongors.
There are "CO English speaking 1C. of Hi.
longshoremen hi Montreal.
There are 1'JSl eo-opcr.ttivo societies in
Great Hritian , with u membership of 833,811. ,
At New Hriatin Conn. , bricklayers get
$ i.r)0 ) for a nine-hour day , and the hod-carriers
receive f'J.Su.
The union taelc manufacturers have cut
waves to thu non-union point. The season's
prospcrls lire good.
The Hod-Curlers Protective Association ,
of Norfolk , Va. , had a rousing time at its
recent annual parade and demonstration.
The Trades Assembly of Minneapolis ,
Minn. , has asked eity councils to compel all
railroad companion to ubolish grade crossings
by bridge or tunnel.
The plumbers of Toronto , Ont. , have struck
for weekly payments , an incruaso of 5 cents
per hour. They also insist that apprentices
must servo three yoar.s. About thirty of jtho > 1
10J Imvo boon granted the advance. The
bosses Imvo caulcd to Kniduud for men.
All Ages -4 to 13 years ,
X ,
$1.60 , $1.75 , $2.00 , $2.25 , $2.50 , $3.00
Never has there been anything like this offer made in Omaha. Any person wishing to
dross a boy with a good wearing suit for every day use , should not miss this opportunity.
< jTjily 2nd , Speoia , ! Seule Toy
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