Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 24, 1889, Part II, Page 15, Image 15

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Ehnnghnl's Gorgeous Establlahmonfc
for Slaves of the Plpo.
Tim Oiitrngnoiin Conduct of tlic Hi-It-
Isli Government In llio I'nrls of
America BupcrMltlona
Den Ilontn the World.
SIIANOHU Fob. 15. { Special Correspond
ence of Tun Ur.R. ] 1 visited , last night , the
IjijWt opium don of the world. ' It In situ
ated on the cilgo of this grcnt cosmopolitan
city of Shanghai In which Chinese rowdies
from all parts of the omptro congregate , and
whcro thu Chinaman 1ms learned to play
blllliml.s , to drink whiskey and to practice
f he refinements of western as well ns eastern
Tlce. The palatial saloons of Now York , the
bnr room of the HolTinan house nnd the
j-'lldcd palaces of sin in San Francisco huvo
cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. This
opium don of the Chinese 1ms likewise
eaten up a fortune , and It is nioro 11 ko a
imlnro than an opium smoking joint for pigtailed -
tailed celestials. Thrco storlci high and cov-
rlntf what would bo nearly half an Ameri
can block , Its entrance is lighted with the
i Jcctrlc lljjht and its Interior is furnished In
the most extravagant Chlucsa fashion. The
ceilings are of richly carved wood nnd the
llncst of Chinese lumps , each of which , cost
hundreds of dollars , throw a soft light
over the hazy smoking crowd within. The
painted wulU are Inlaid with curious marble ,
the grain of which is * such as to glvo thu
idea of landscape sketches and'tho finishing
of the rooms Is In carved teak wood which ,
alloy and colored , shines like ebony. There
uV-ri1 , perhaps , a thousand dtnokcrs in this
opium den wlicn I visited It lust night , and I
pushed my way Into it through n throng rep
resenting every class of C'.ilncsa ' life. Tlioro
xvus the pompous mandarin In gorgeous silks
lissldo the half-nuked coaley in ragged
cotton.Thbro were loose women and des-
ti3rito looking men , quiet , Intellectual schol-
nra and wealthy Chinese merchants. All
mopped under the .electric light to buy little
] H > ts of opium us thick as molasses , nnd each
lioldlng'nbout what could be crowded Into
the smallest of our American individual
Baits. Thu cooley and the inandarfn were
charged the same for their opium
but they paid different prices accord
ing to the rooms which they oc
cupied and the ' pipes which
they used in smoking. The cheapest cost
nuout ten cents a smoke and the dearest
was sold for not much more than , fifteen
csnU. The pipes , however , were different.
Tliey wore about two foot long with u big ,
round bowl set in the handle. The mandar
ins smoked pipes of ivory , -somo of which
were elaborately carved , while the coolies
wcro satisfied with plain pipes of wood. The
receipts o f this opium den arc said to be moro
than one thousand dollars a day , and I am
told that it Is always full.
Pnsaliig thu electric light you enter hall
uttei' hall filled with the hazy fumes of sickly
B-noiling vapor through which the rays of
gor eoui lamps struggling to find their way
aid cast a wicrd , ghost like air over the
n nokers resting below. The smoking com-
irarlmputs are divided into cells open at the
front und separated from one another by
gorgeous carvings of toak-wood which col
ored with the smoke of thousands , has
turned 'tram urlcli , 'brown into un oflcd jot.
Kach cell accommodates two or nioro people ,
und the most ot Iho men I saw smoking were
In [ couples. On each side of a little
glasi lamp the men lay on red cushions ,
noriietlmos dropprnptliolr feet upon a chair-
ami resting tjiulr heads on blue pillows ,
each about n foot square und a 'foot long.
The most 'expensive of the cotnuartiucnts
liud cushions of line velvet , and thu frames
of souio couches were Inlaid with mother-
pearl and jade. In some of the private
rooms I noted women smojsiny with the
men. They were not , \ was told , the wives
of the smokers , and it is no inoru crcuitablo
for a' Chinese women , to sinok'o opium * than
it is for an American girl to drink whisky.
Opium smokers always lie down while
Buioking ; They bend themselves spoon
foslijaji us they manipulate the opium , draw
it'into 'their lungs and blow It out of their
nostrils. In somq cases I noted largo rooms
-which private parties seemed to have ns-
nr.n tiled foru priv'atc smoke together , and I
passed through every hall of this largo
opium ) olnranddidnotscon.bitof disorder.
Your opium smoker is different from the
Drunkard. THa opium culms instead of ex-
'cites. ' I was treated with politeness every
c. and the drowsy , sleepy crowd did not
, ' - to- care that I stopped unit looued at
( thorn , ; ? t '
i 'This ' is , however , only one of liundredi of ,
toiiHitu shops in Shanghai. I visited auot her
| illiiupou : leaving this , big one mid I found it
'nearly ' us lur'go ; . It is said that China uses
iubout WOO.OOO.OOU worth of opium every
year , and it Is rightly culled the curno of the
jicoplo. Opium is now grown in every province -
inco ot China. The seed of the poppy Is
Ruvvn in November und its Juice is collected
in February , and Marcb. The opium is
gotten by cutting the cupaulo of the poppy
llowcr with a notched Iron instrument at
sunrise , nod by the next morning a drop or
NO of juice has oozed out. Till ? is scraped off
und saved by the grower und after he Has a
vessel full of It , It is strained and dried. It
tukcs a great many poppies to inako u pound
of opium , and it trees through a number of
processes before it is ready for the market.
In a liquid state it looks like a durlc
btrawberry Jam , aud when prepared for
shipment ( t Is put into cheats , each of
which contains nbout forty baits of opium.
Tlioso balls Are rolled. in .dried poppy leaves
ui.d hero In China the duty on opium is so
Iicuvy that the customs officers watch Iheso
cheats very closely. At .Shanghai there arc
n number of largo ships which look llko
limiting swimming baths or naval training
Hhi pa in which the opium imssed upon by the
customs is Rtorod. aud by which method
MiiugKlIng is somewhat prevented. The t'ht-
i iiexu am thu greatest smugglers In the world
ami it fs 'cuiy by the aid of forelgnritt'tlmt
, t uoy lira nblo to have u good customs nervine.
Ami thulr receipts from foreign customs are'
im'.v four tlmus as grout as they wcro sovurul
t lU'rades ago , *
The Chinese are nuturully opium Hinokors ,
but It Is duo to th.o foreigner that the urug
Ims become u national evil. The ofllelals aud
the emperor saw the , danger before- camn
und they tried to keep thu opiuui out of the
country. The English , liowovor , who
were bringing In largo quantities from
India , wcro making too much money out of
it to let it go , and one of thu most ilisjjraco-
ful pages of history Is the record of how
John Hull , flill. unth ropta and moral , us hn
pretends to be , forced China to take u ixilstm
which Itu ofllelals know would dugradu its
l H > plu. Thu emperor of China nt the start
taxed thu consumers of ujilum und threatened
thum with death , Opium smuggler were
Bulled und tortured , and the native dealers
wore executed. The Chinese , however , could
du nothing with the foreigners and they bo-
cuuiu thu smugglers. The government then
appealed to the foreigners and onu of the
government commissioner * asked ttio Hue-
lUli inerchuntH to give up their opium that It
nil ; ht be destroyed , They gave un twenty
tliotiaand clients , worth eleven million del
lars. China refusal to pay for It on thu
ground that it had not authorized its com-
luUslouor to demand it. and that the opium
was smugnlcil. For this the Hritlsli wont to
war with China , und through this war opened
jiiost of thu ports. They mailo u treaty
ia > which opiuui was not mentioned ,
but nt the making of which
thu Chinese undoubtedly juiced them
tn prohibit it , and which they refused. At
present the United States is thu only coun
try which hns made u treaty by which it Is
unluwful'for the citizens to sell opium to the
Chinese , and the POKOU Is now brought into
China by the millions of pounds a year. The
Chinese , finding that they could not prohibit
It , have begun to raise it themselves , and 0.1
above stated , It u now grown In every one of
the Chinese provinces.
Still In this great work of civilizing Asia ,
the opium war did much for China. It
opened Urn great port of Shanghs.1 , gave
Great Drltnln the island of Hong Kong and
showed the Chlncio that the foreign devils
were stronger and mightier than themselves.
They paid twenty-ono millions of dollars ,
which represented the demands of the British
nnd thereafter gave the foreigners the right
to trndo and settle nt Canton , Ainoy
Fouchay and Shanghai. The United
Stntot won after this made her first
treaty with -China which was mndo
by Caleb Cushlng in 1344.and since tlmttlmo
foreign trade with China has steadily in
creased. There nro now twenty-two open
ports fh the empire , nnd the foreign trade
amounts to moro than $273,000,000 n year.
European and American goods arc newfound
found in every province of China , nnd our
missionaries have penetrated to the wildest
regions of the celestial land. The growth of
the foreign Influence nnd Its effect upon
China can nowhere bo better scon than right
hero at Shanghai. Hero Is the largest for
eign colony In China , nnd there nro from flvo
to seven thousand Europeans who have their
homes hero nnd who uro encaged In business
with the Chinese. The foreign settlement of
thli Paris of the Pucillc looks more like n
slice taken out of one of the rich cities of the
United States or of Europe , than n city In
Asia. The wide river front is lined with big ,
thrco-story buildings , nnd n beautiful public
garden runs between these nnd the water.
The streets of this part of the city are well
paved , and you will meet as ilnoly dressed
men * und women upon them as you
will find in Washington or Paris. The
crowd is , however , a mucn moro cosmopol
itan one. The French nnd the English nro
mixed with Americans and Gunnans , and the
servants of all nro tbo yellow-faced celes
tials. The policemen uro East Indians , tall ,
well-formed dark-faced , black-bearded men
dressed In the uniform of our police , save
that they linvo red turbans a foot high on
their heads Instead oT helmet caps , and they
do not carry the ebony club. They nro used
chiefly in arresting the Chinese , and foreign
ers have to bo arrested by foreigners. They
are among the finest men I have nvur seen ,
nnd they contrast strikingly with the deli
cate , slender , nrlstocratic-Ilmbcd Chinese.
Shnngimi Is about midway on the Pacific
coast between the northern and southern
boundaries , of China. It 1s near the mouth
of , though hot ou the great river , the Yang-
tseklaug. which divides the empire into two *
equal portions , and which forms the central
avenue of trade. This is one of the greatr t
and ono of the longest rivers In thu world ,
and it vies with-tho Nile in the rich deposits
which it carries down from the moun
tains of Thibet and spreads over the
rich plains of China. Its waters whcro
It enters the sea n'ro ns yellow
ns clay and their contents are , I am told , as
rich us guano. They form a fertilizer which
the Chinese use by Irricatlon , so that it is
spread over much of thu 518,009 square milea
which forms the basin and makes this land
produce from two to three crops per
yeur. The Yungtsekiung has a fall nearly
double-that of the Nile or the Amazon. It
is so wide ut Its mouth that when wo sailed
up it in comlnir to Shanghai we , for a long
ways , wore hardly able to see the banks , ana
this width extends up the river for hundreds
of miles. It is navigable for ocean .steamers
to Hankow , the city of the size of Chicago ,
which is situated on its ban its GOO miles above
Shanghai , nnd river tttcamcrs can go 1,300
miles up its wiuding course. Above this
there are gorges aud raulds which the for
eigners now think con bo passed , and there
will then be an opening into the Interior of
China by this means for more than two
thousand miles. The Yangtsckiang is so
long that it would roach from San Francisco
to New York and push itself way into the
Atlantic if it could bo stretched out upon a
plane of the face of the United States. It Is
longer than the distance from New York to
Liverpool , and it is said to bo the best stream
in the world us to tbo arrangement of its
branches. Its boat population is numbered
by the hundreds of thousands and it is of
city hundreds of miles in length made up a
.junks , ships and .barges. . Those .Chinese
junks are gorgeously palutul , und carved.
They have thasamo style of sails und masts
that wcro used thousands of years ago , and
their sales are immense sheets of cotton
patched together and stretched on rods of
bamboo which' look like fishing uoles. The
sailors are pig-tailed men in fat clothes of
cotton , who sing in n cracked gibberish as
they work , nnd who understand how to manage -
ago their rude sails sotwcll that they can
often pass ships of more modern make. All
of the Chincju boats have a'pair of eyes
painted on the sides of their prows , aud the
Chinese sailor wonld no inoro think of
navigating without those than he would
think of eating without chopaticks. If asked
the reason he replies :
"No have eyes no can sec. No can see , no
can go. "
Uishop Fowler , while sailing up the Pie
Ho to Poking , * happened to sit with his legs
hanging over thS lioat so that they covered
u ] > ono eye. Hu noticed that the sailors were
uneasy and they at last came to him und
asked him to move his legs so the ship could
see to go.
The Chinese are full of superstitions and
.many of them Urmly believe taat the for
eigners make medicines out of human beings.
The massacre at Tientsin in 1870 in which
twenty foreigners were killed and among
then a number of French nuns , was caused
by the report that the sisters were killin j
children to got their hearts und icyes for
medical purposes , , and the trouble In Korea
last spring was caused by the circulation of
thu stories that thu missionaries were grind
ing up children's bones to make medicine.
This reporl. was started by Chinese , and the
latest attempt of the kind I tlrid to day
hero at Shanghai. It appears in a tri-
monthly Illustrated magazine which the
Chinese publish and which sells for live
cents u copy. This contains u full descrip
tion of bow'thu foreigners make their medi
cine , with ghastly illustrations of the severed
trunks and tbo cut up lluibs-of human beings.
In ono cut men in American clothes are bend
ing over great furnaces In wliich the beads
and legs of men uro bolllng.and beside which
great baskets and tubs of cut up humans lie.
The men are stirring the steaming moss and
the picture makes one thlnlc of the witches'
cauldron in Mucboth. In another cut is
shown tlio machinery for the grinding up of
thu bones and ilesh. A dozen old skeletons
lie upon the floor and a man with a shovel
puts the ghastly mass u | > on the sc-iles for
weighing. In another room the medicine is
nackcd up to be sent away , and young ladies
in American dress with waterfalls and
French hcclR nro busy at it. I asked the
mutineer of the magu-iluo whether ho bo-
I loved in sue ] ; stuff und ho refilled that lie
did net know und asked If It was not really
true ,
The Chinese themselves do not believe lu
dissection und there is no body-snatching
here. They believe that the heart i * the
seat of thought , that the soul exists in the
II vorimd that the call bladder is the scat of
courage , for this reason the gull bladders
of tigers arc eaten by soldiers to inspire
them with courage. TUB Chinese doctor
rank * no higher than thu ordinary skilled
workman. Ho got * from 15 to 'M cents u
visit mid ho often takes patients on condition
that ho will cure them within u certain time
or no pay. He never sees his female pa
tients except behind n screen and hu docs
not pay u second visit unless ho Is iuvit'id.
Ills pay ia called "golden thanks , " nnd the
orthodox way of sending U to him Is wrapped
in red papor. Thu dentists look upon pulled
teeth as trophies , and tliuy go about with
necklaces of drcaycil teeth nbout their
necks , or with them strung upon ntrltig.s and
tied to sleicx. Toothache is supposed to
como from : v worm lu the tooth and there is
n set of female doctors who make u business
of extracting these worms. When the nerve
is exposed they lake this out und call It the
worm , und when not they lisa a sleight of
hand by which ttioy maUn their patients bo-
llovo cortuin worms , which they stiow them ,
camu from thoirtccth. 1 have heard porno n
tell of Chlnuii'on who claimed to have hud
t.Mi worms titkcn from tlt mouths In a in >
cle day , und I saw u woman r.ctuuliy at
work upon a patent | in thu street here ,
China is us full of superstitions as the West
India islands , und thu people like to be humbugged -
bugged quit u im well hero us wu do in
America. l-'itxxu O. CAIU-UNTKII.
An AliHoluto Cure *
U only put up In largo two ounce tin boxes ,
und Is un nbsoltiU ) curu far old twres. burns ,
wounds , chapped hands , mid nil skin erup
tions. Will positively cure all kinds of piles.
MENT , Sold by ( Joodmun Drug Co. , ut 25
ents par ban by iulu3 ! U cent * .
An Bngllflh Girl Who Oapturoa Hlah
Aoadomlo Honors.
Airs. Ijounn's MlfMlon.ln Kuroue
Notctl Women's Hands A iJnche-
lor'n Verdict Uussla's Future
Empress Afternoon Ton.
Anil Vet.
Kt\c York 11'orM.
She never porus'd "Uobort Elsmoro , "
Nor oven "Tho Quick or the Dead I"
But oh 1 she makes beautiful biscuits.
And such lovely batches of bread 1
She knows not n step of the "gorrann , "
She cannot wear No. I shoes ;
Ytt she's the boas girl for homo comfort ,
And never complains of the blues ,
An RnnllHh 9tlncrva.
Under tlio system now in force in tlio
English colleges , snys the Philtxdolphitv
Times , by which the many important
examinations nro thrown open to wom
en , remarkable successes have boon at
tained by individual Indies , though the
average of sholarship and success is.of
course still higher among male students
than among fomalo. Ono of the lady
"cracks" of the present year is Miss
Ethel E. M. Montague , of London , a
girl of only twenty-one , who has recent
ly added to the many distinctions
she has earnoa before , first class
honor in English nt the University of
London , passing the 13. A. examination
in the first division with marks deserv
ing a prize , bohis the only lady in this
class. A pupil of the Girls Public Dny
School company ( headquarters 21 Queen
Anne's Gate , London , S.V. . ) , she
passed with honors , the junior nnd sen
ior Cambridge , local examinations , and
in 1834 , won the company's sholarshlp ,
held for two years. After having ma
triculated in 1880 in London Univer
sity with honors , Miss Montague wns
offered a Girton scholarship for two
years and the samb year won the Som-
crvillo chemistry prize , as the result of
the Cambridge and Oxford joint board
examinations. In 1877 she passed in
the London "Intermediate Arts" oxj
nminatipii , taking second class honors
in English , and was awarded the Reid
scholarship lit Bedford college. Baker
street for ono year. Thcso distinctions
were followed by the Anglo-Saxdn pri/o ,
with a corttlicato of.hpnor.and.ti cortitl-
cato for mental and moral science ,
which she obtained nt the Juno exami
nations of the University college last
A School Tor Housewives.
.It is said that Mrs. General Logan is
busying herself abroad in looking into
a Bchomo wliich she thinks if she finds
it practicable of carrying into execu
tion when she returns to this country ,
says the Now York World. In Germany
there is a custom which sounds almost
ns if it wore a survival from the middle
ages , when boys were sent to the great
families to bo trained as pages , and
girls learned to spin , sew , embroider ,
Drew and bake under the supervision of a
chatelaine of the castle. This custom ,
in its modern form , is to send girls , nfior
they have finished school , to live a year
in the household of some noted wife ,
who teaches them all the accomplish
ments which it is held fitting a ha us
mutter should acquire.
This is the system Mrs. Logan .is mak
ing asudy of , and her idea is to found
just such a horn a iu'tlils country , '
where girls can 'take a post-graduate
course of a year , learning all these Im
portant accomplishments , which would
go far towards negativing in many
homes the suggestion that marriage is
n iniluro. She thinks , it is said of
founding the homo here erin
in Chicago , and has already
some two atjr young women
promised nor to begin with. She floes
not propose to make the vear all work
and no play The home , is to be a big , t
handsome house , fitted with every com
fort , supplied with books and musictand
the girls are to find that part of the cur
riculum is in learning through practical
experiments how to entertain in cvqry
fashion. Mrs. Lo an is u woman of
great energy and executiyo ability , and
if she undertakes this project she maybe
bo trusted to carry it out with beneficial
Hands , ot Noted' ' Women. .
Kato Field has the hand of the gypsy.
Clara Morris has a. hand so soft that
it scorns to molt away in your clasp.
Mrs. Hodgson Burnett has an apgumr
hand , not averse to holding1 the reins.
Lotta has u supple tlttlp' nuiid , which
always seems -as ready' to cull us-to.
caress. * >
Maude Harrison has ft flexible hand ,
which aha uses to otleot in the * ! \yidow
Brown. "
Mrs. General Logan's hand lingers in
yours as if soatnlner to say : ' "I'm ' in no
hurry to go. "
Amelio Riveshas-a faoilo hand , moro
in harmony with the ' 'quick" than the
"dead. "
Mrs. Harriet Boechor Stowo has a
thin , sinewy hand , expressive of grout
nervous energy.
Funny Davenport has a fat , chubby
hand , covered with ouaeaof dimples and
Mrs. Langtry's hand is as delicately
veined as a loaf nnd makes ODD loth to
part with it after clasping it.
Mrs. James Brown Potter has a slen
der hand , with sbnpoly digits , which
nro daily manipulated by a manicure.
The hand ot Ella Wheeler Wilcox
looks as if the good , hard shako of a
brawny hand would crush it , bones and
A Nun's Noulo Action. '
As two nuns belonging to the convent
of St. Joseph , Boauco , in Quoboo , were
walking down the road there a few days
ago with ono of their little girl charges ,
Buys the Boston Pilot , a young man en
gaged in coasting came down n. slide at
full speed and would have run down
und probably killed the llttlo girl but
for tlio hqroic action of ouo of the nuns ,
who throw horsulf before the child to
shield her with hoc own body' . The
poor nun wasshockingly injured , losing
ouo of her eyes ,
Two Smart Alnlno Women.
Two spinster sisters up in Maine , who
run a sixty-llvo-acro farm , are credited
with being the smartest women in the
state , says the Pittsburg Dispatch. Ono
of thorn chops every winter the yearly
supply of firo-wood , going into the
woods early in the season and remain
ing until the work is completed. She
works in thu hnyllold in summer and
digs from seventy to ono hundrad
bushels of potatoes yearly nnd puts
them in the cellar. The other sister la
the eamentor of the family und bus
added nil manner of improvements to
the farm. _
I'uulliie Imocu'g Lout Voice.
Very ill a in ul is the account that comes
to us from Germany of the benefit and
fnrowoll performance , nt Vienna , of
Lucca , in "L'Africuino , " Buys u Paris
letter to the St. Louis Pout-Dispatch.
Ono o ( the critics dcbcrlbad it as being
"a sorleH of howls und death rattles , "
and declares that it ought never to
1mvo boon given , winding up by eaylng :
'Away with those whitcd sepulchres ! "
It is twenty-five years since 11)rot ) heard
Pauline Luccu. It was at the Royal
opera houffa.n.1 Berlin. What n singer
elio was Uidn anfl what n radiantly
beautiful > Ureaturo ! She was incom-
arable as A&rgnrot In "Faust , " nnd ns
§ ollka ln > > "WAfrlcaino. " She was nn
excellent .Chorublno In "Lo Nozzo dl
Figaro" ty > d - a fascinating Zorllna in
"Fra DlaWcA" All is ended now the
song and tltQ tyvcotnossand the witchery
of old , anmtho renown that won the
great BisiMrck himself to bo photo
graphed Uilviio same picture with the
popular lutlp. prlma donna , I still pos
sess ono QC'-thoso photographs , which ,
I keep aVpomonto of these days ot
triumph qf.'Paulino ' Lucca , a quarter
of a coiitury'Mgo.
A Bnoliclnr'n Verdict.
JVeiP I'ork troiM.
She cnn play the scales on the piano ,
But she cnn't scrnpo thorn oil from ft slinil ,
And her notes arc not higher soprano
Than the batik notes she coaxes front dad.
She decorates ranny a panel ,
While the poor panels yearn to bo scrubbed ;
A rubber of whist she cnn handle ,
While tier clothes by her mother arc rubbed.
They tell mo she wants to fret married ;
Such a wife would bo really a joke.
There ! I'm tired ot this talking 'bout women ;
Coino along , Bon , lot's both have a smoke.
Kussla'n Future Kmprcss. ,
Ono of the most widely talked-of of
the approaching royal betrothals ac
cording to a Paris correspondent of tlio
St. Louis Post-Dispatch is probably
only delayed. It is that of the czaro-
witz to the Princess Alix , of Ilesso-
Darmstadt. They are both so very
young , the gentleman being twenty and
the lady sixteen , that a postponement
of a few years would seem to be a wise
and pruaont measure. Meanwhile the
grand duke of Hesse-Darmstadt is in
vited to visit the Russian court during
the coming summer and to bring his
young daughter with him , a proceed
ing that will probably do much towards
consolidating the projected alliance.
For the Princess Alix is said to bo the
prettiest of the unmarried royal girls
of Eifropo , promising to resemble , if
not , indeed , to surpass in loveliness , the
splendid beauty , nor older sister , the
grand duchess Scrgius. 1 won dor how
that superb lady will endure to see a
younger sister exalted over her by be
coming the future czarina , if indeed the
match over does take place. But per
sonal charms are potent elements in
the marrying off of a princess , and. the
young heir to the Russian throne is
probably as 'susceptible to the winning
qualities of a very pretty girl as 'are
most youths of his age. And his mother ,
having boon wooed and wedded for hoc
beauty , and having boon an exception
ally happy wife , will probably look with
favor on n union accomplished under
similar influences with her own.
The Afternoon Ton.
A Gorman savant assorts that wo
man's heart is much smaller than
man's. Probably woman doesn't care
about that sq .that her diamonds are
largo enough ,
Miss Bqt9).y } ) Do vou like nprk chops
for broakfa t Mr. NevergoV 'Mr. Nev-
ergo PorJot'chopsy O , " ah , yes , much
indeed. M s , Britely Then if you'll
excuse mpjv moment I'll tell mama to
get some. , , I-think t hear her starting
to markc r- 3 }
It was about 11 o'clock and the head
was wherb > itishould be at that time.
"Tell meILula { , " he said softly , "how
muoh you.lotfo . me. " "O , George , dar-
lig , I coUldnt do all that to-night. It's
getting too-Jato. "
GeorgoiiFpiter , a leading young-attor
ney ot Tu'scfttodsaFlorida , ' committed
suicidetlKJi'0' redohtly by'dhootihg him1
so f througfijth"e'1ioad upon the grave of
his wife in ( Evergreen cemetery. When
found , ho was lying prostrate across the
gravb witli hjs pistol firmly grasped in
his right baud.
Mrs. Allen Pal nib r died after a bho/-
illness at hqr home ten miles south of
White Falls , Texas , last week. Mrs.
Palmer _ \vas a sister of Frank and Jesse
James. "Shq was a good Christian wo
man. ' .
Magazine- Editor "Really , miss , we
have more poems on baud , than wo have
room for and it is not 'worth while to
examine any more. " Fair Writer
'Oh , i know this will suit. It is a poo'm
of passion and has been condemned Tjy
Anthony Comstock. " ' * My gracious !
Mr. Do Clerk , ' draw tho-Jady a 'check
f or 8500. " " " -
Jenny Lind found a tramp under her
bed recently. , But it was Mrs. Lind , of
Now York , Tlio real Jenny is dead.
A wag declares Jhat 'the empress'of
Austria is "Vibnlm bred. "
Mrs. Cleveland's picture 'still outsells '
Mra. H's. _ ; . f
A kissi'ng/ , school is the very lutosfi ' "
Parisian devclppment. . . , , , , t .
According to London's Court Journuj
her majesty , tho.czariua , is not ' 'sutler-
ing froni.execrfsive norvoua.prostration,1' '
but is , on the contrary , as jolly an a
Mrs. Cashel Hooy , the autUo'res , i ?
an Irish' lady between sixty and sovc-iityi
She is short , round , und to 'Amortcai )
eyes , plaimto the point of dowdincss in
dress. She makes upon -average
of $2,600u year by her pon.
"Why this melancholy mien ? " said
the traveling man as he ht rolled up to
the assistant bookkeeper's desk.
"I proposed to my girl lust night. "
"Did she ring a bell ? "
"No. "
"Sny nits ? "
"No. "
"Toll you she would bo a faistor to
you ? "
"No. "
"Well , . what on earth did she do ? "
"Sho accepted mo. "
AV.iv HJI/V II iM.
AII Interview between assiblo sire and
his son who had graduated at a high
school , the-f following questions and
an Hwers weroithe Outcome }
What uovmbluck adder)1 * -nlggar
ninok-bprvyiiiVi * A uiggnr funoral.
'Splnin w&y do arth am roun' V 'Caso
if it wostyt ? Ifceouldn't-turn ' on its uxlus.-
Wlmt armu ; bulletin V Do .lead loft in
do flesh ,
Lucidute.db'Wunilorin' Jew. A paper
'liA '
poddlur. *
What nm , do sur.yival oh do flttests'
Do las' und'oT ) u pair pf tight Hhooa.
Whut i'tii f'rouiif-hog ( | day ; ' Do one
when doy'iimK'o mtubugo ,
Do mouniu ob "an opportunity'1 ; A
duck night' , ilcud dorg and unlocked
chicken L'offpV
i _ Why . . _ . i _ ui/Qjijuns / , called t l'LoV" . 'Oaso
dnts the waylay lay for scalps.
Wtmt imikos dom call it ' 'Trinity
church ? " On 'counb do threo-ology.
Who war de turn in ? ThnoJord
Wnat for you nay dntyou fulo nlggar ?
Doesn't do blbil say in "de boginnin'
war the word1
Do reason ob do flood ? Hfgli water.
What urn whnloln' ? Hold on , I
'spalns dat myself.
With a stout hickory gad the old man
did BO and the examination wax a very
holler ono ,
In the decline of life. Infirmities bo-
bet us , to which our youth uml maturity
were strangers , our kidneys and liver
are subject to derangements , but noth
ing oquniH Dr. J. II , McLean's Kidney
and Liver Uulnuis a regulator of those
Some , Good Storloa of Mon nnd
Other Animate.
Ho Cftlmly Watched Ills Wife
Herself Three Strange Double
Deaths A DOR flir ix
The Curious Side of Mfc.
Silas Morton , of Khursland , N. Y. ,
had an exciting experience with n bull
ou Washington avenue in Jersey City
recently. Morton was loading the aiii -
mal homo , nnd when near Groflon avenue
nuo a dog ran at the bull and bit thu
latter upon the hind log. Tlio bull ,
mad with pain , rushed at Morton , and
before ho realized what had occurred
the animal caught him upon its horns
nnd throw him ever its bond. Morton
alighted upon the bull's back , and fear
ing a second attack concluded to slay
there until ho could receive assistance.
Lying upon his breast and seizing the
animal's horns to hold himself on , Morton - -
ton hallooed for help. The bull was
now thoroughly angered , and made
frantic attempts to shako oil Us rider.
Finding its efforts fruitless the animal ,
with the dog still at its heels , started
upon a run down Grafton avenue in the
direction of the river. When the track
of the Erie railroad was reached the
beast concluded to take the railroad for
a course and wont up the track at a
break-nock speed. The animal was
now spinnincr along at such a gait that
Merion was afraid to let go his hold ,
while visions of approaching trains ap
peared to his mind at every jump of tlio
bull. While running on this course Mor
ton was painfully aware of the number
of telegraph poles along the line by the
force with which his limbs struck them
in passing.
The bridge crossing the Second rlvor
appeared in view , .und another horror
was added to Morton's already perilous
situation. When within about twenty
feet of the bridge , and before Morton
hud put his resolution Into effect , the
'beast suddenly left the track , climbed
the side of tlio bank and reached Wash
ington avenue again on a mad run. The
animal headed up the avenue and at
Mill street turned the corner. It made
direct for an opening in the shod of
Andrew SchaiTcnsburg , winch was
scarcely larger than the size of the
bull. Not waiting1 to examine the
aperture the boast rushed through , tear
ing the boards olT on both sides and
leaving tlio trousers and flesh upon
Morton's limbs in shreds. Reaching
SchafTenburg's yard , the bull stam
peded a flock of ducks and chickens ,
scattering them in all directions. Mor
ton , through fear or loss of presence of
mind , still held on tenaciously. The
animal ran down the bank of the Second -
end rivor. in the rear of the yard , * ana
plunged into the water.
The noise of the frightened fowls hud
attracted Mr. Schaffonburg's attention ,
and when lie reached the yard he saw
the bull and man disappear under the
bridge crossing the river on Wsishing-
ton avenue. Ho hurried to the other
side 'and saw the bull endeavoring" to
climb the steep embankment above , the
river. Sohatt'enburg lost no time in
getting uuder the bridge in search 'of
the man whom he hud seen upon the
animal's back. He found Merion lying
in the Bhnllow water in a faint. Ho
hud been knocked from the bull's back
by contact with the archway of the
bridge. Morton wjis carried' into the
house and revived' His clothes wore
torn to ribbons and the flesh on his legs
hung in long strings. Ho was thoroughly
exhausted from his wild ride , and was
unable to explain how ho managed to
hold on so long. As it was impossible
to capture the bull alive it was neces
sary to shoot it. _
Three double deaths have' occurred
under most peculiar rnd distressing cir
cumstances , bays a Now York dispatch.
A solemn funeral cortoga wended its
way to Greenwood cemetery tills morn-
iny. Two bodies were laid side by side
in ono grave , They were the remains
of Joseph Kilter and Ins sister , Lydiu.
Mr. Hitter died suddenly In a street car
Friday last. When Ills Invalid sister
was informed of the sad occurrence
Saturday dho rnshod to the casket , ut
tered a piercing scream , and fell back.
Daniel Harper , who , lived near Coleman -
man , Gu. , was shot and lulled by an un
known assassin the same day that Mr.
Rlttor.died. Ho had boon sitting lu
his houso'talking to his mother , \vhoii
the watch dog uttered a low growl and
suddenly begun to bark furiously. Hur-
per went outlo'lnvestigaloand received
a"oullot iu his brain. His old mother
hoard the shot nnd ou stumbling ever
the prostrate form of her son she , Joe ,
fell dead. They will find a resting
place In a double grave.
"Let mo see my daughter once moro
for the last tlmo , " implored Mrs , Eliza
beth Jobnhun of an undertaker In Jer
sey City yesterday ns ho was preparing
her daughter's body for burial. Tbo
request was granted. Tbo sorrow-
stricken mother was loftalnno with her
dead. She knoll down , kissed the cold
lips , and began to pray : " 0 , God , lot
mo die with my child. I cannot live
without her. " A piorclng scream star
tled the relatives in another room ,
They rushed in and found that tbo
mother's prayer had been answered ,
She was dead. _
Jim Hughes and wife of Crawford
county , Intl. , nfto : engaging In many
lights nnd quarrels , iigrood to separate ,
the husband taking his boy and ttddlp
as his part of-tho' ' divide , . " The 'wife ,
left destitute , concluded to put an eiil )
to her existence. She procured a , vopn ,
wont' to the woods , climbed to tbo top
of asapHng1 , tied one end "of the rppo"
around hnr neck und the other to a
limb , and , after bidding hep husband
go'od-by , loiipad from the tree. Hughes
had followed hoi * to witness the pro *
cuoUing , and rofusoil to interfere ,
Rome neighbors , however , happened
along and saved the woman's life ,
Samuel Jenkins and Miss Maggie
Doran appeared before justice Sykus in
Monroe , Gu. , to bo married. The
groom had no money to pay tlio fee , so
ho gave the justice a llttlo rabbit dog
which ho had with him. The bride ob
jected to giving up the dog , but it had
to .
_ _
IlorMnrd'H Aolil PJi < > M'bnti } ,
Usofu in all forms of Dyspepsia.
In men whom man uondeuin ns ill ,
I find so much of coodnest mill ;
In men whom 'men pronounce divine ,
I see much of sin and plot
I liosltato to draw u line
Houveeii the two , where God has not ,
Secure a sound HI I net , wnlch seldom
goes without a sound digestion , by us
ing the geunlno Angostura Bitters of
Dr. J. G. B. 8lo ert & SOIIB. All-drug
Sanitary Plumbing ! * -
Steam and Hot Water Heating ! v *
Gas and Electric Chandeliers !
Art Metal Work , Stable Fittings , Fountains , Vases , Etc ,
mnlco n specially of ropnlr work on Plumbing , Gns OP Heating Appar
atus. Prompt attention. Skillful mechanics. Personal supervision , and chnrcca
always reasonable ns first-class work will nllow..5& ( Twonty-flvo yoara' p hoil-
cal oxporlonco. Visitor * to our showrooms always welcome. . *
409-411 South 15th Street.
Furniture Company
A inofftilflccnt rH.tpfayo/'erc/v/tftlH// / r sr/ f anil ormitncnlal In the fnvnl
tttre maker'aiirt at t'casniinbte prices.
8O8-81O N. I6th St. ' '
noiJKUT UIIMO , Prop. , 0. M. KATON , Manager. Tolcphono 030. I
Kopalrs tor nil H to VIM and Itange * mndc. llrlltmnt flnsollno Stnvc * . Moves taken In oxchanj a
part imyiinmt , OnBulIno ilurnvrn tnailo to order ami thoroughly repaired.
Telephone to us or send can ! mid wo will call nml estimate work of any kind. , I
V ?
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1405 Douglas St. , Omaha.
The Lied of Dis
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- circuIji\4ptykHlt.3Erg.g- .
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For Sale by
Goodmnii Drug Company.
N. W. Cor. 13th Si Dodge Sta ,
Appliances for Psformltioj and Tmssei.
Best facilities , apparatus mid romodlcs fgr succMt
Jul trtmtmunt or over/ form of dlsvasa reiiulrlni
Momcslorfiuriflcul Traataiunt.
Hoard and attendaocoi best UospltM uccoutuioJn *
lion < In Ilia trait.
WUITB roucuicutjutsrm l > formulas nna Drawn ,
Tnissas , Club Keot. Curvuturo of Ihu Ijntnn , I'llvs ,
Tumors , Canosr. Uatarrb , llronohliu , inbalntlitn.
Bluc\rlcHr. t'arnlysls , linltouiy. KUlnor , UUiia r ,
Kro , Bsr.HsIn anil I ullHurKlcul riporatluu ,
Diseaeoa of Women a Sponlalty.
AllUlood Dlioaioisuoou.ifullr treutnd. Urvbllltlr
I'olsou rsmovuil from thu i/ilaiu without momurr.
Nuw raitorntue trtistmuut tor loss of Vllsl I'owcr.
l * rsons unable to T'.ntl us mnr bo tresltij at luniio lit
correiuondeaco. All bomiuunloatloni roalliloiillnl.
M mill Ing or Initrumonls rant br uinll or flpro > .
Miurelx , nackvU. no marks to liiclleuio riintouti or
sender. Ono i > ur r/n l Intfrvluw pruivrrgtl , Cull anil
consult as or send history uf your cusu , nna nt- will
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a'rtlhextracted wltliout pain c.nU.U'Ji .
Huol ou uf teoili mil
( loUl und bllrer III line * nt loireii rain *
Hound runts r dij \ crytriilnx ,
from the
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t will send a valoablA trcatlM ( sostixl ) conUlninc f
paxUat.lar. for homo oura. free of oharrc * .
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Ojf No experiments. Age and experience Im
portant. Consultation free and sacred.
B-Send4cent pottage for Celebrated Work * on
Chronic , Nervous and Delicate Diseases. , , .
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Kuarantcrd to cart .the fol.
InwlDE dlieaiei. uamilff All
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Lumbago , General and
JJervous Debility. , 3os-
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Nervousness , TmriMinr.
Sexual Exbaustion.yrast'
, ' , " " * -
caused -efjlsit > -
lfrretlpas in You r *
riodorGlnJltftT'e1' ' ifo. la
to th womb < O * or genital errant eT raaU or rrmala.
Bindgc. [ K lM 7or mil Illoitrattd r > n > C > > let , vhleh lll b <
IQt you ID plalo itaUd cstilop * . Iftotlota tbli paper.-AddrM *
SOU North Broadway , OX. IX1U1B. , MO ,
Ow n's Eleotrio.Bolt Attachment
w.rn Ilk tau and comfort. Tb < r.
nia4 8ill4 or .trout TM li It. enl
ilMlrlo l. , a WU enr ua4 < . | lWV" -
lUplurelg from SO to - -r-or full duerlr.tlA | lDr.
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IniolM Mud 80. for yitR . | luitraAf ] < t pinpliui tfbltlifTj I l 4
Mutton * *
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Health is Wealth
Un. K , OtWuHT'ANKHVK AND llittiN
n Buurnntceil Hpcclllo for | ly torl , izil-
( VniviiUldiii , , Mtrt , Ncrvoui NiniritlKla ,
Nl urvoiiH I'lootrutloncausoil liytlio
l or tobacco. Wiiketiilnu ,
, - - - ' - - ir " - . . . - - . - . . . , , . , , jjO HQ'f ' ( ttlll
reniiulorrliira ] cuu t' ' ( | by ovoc-exi'i'tUiH ot
tiui nraiii. HiufiiuuKu DI- over uiilulKi-nct ) . HucU
tiox coiitulns < mo inouth'H 'u-t'itfiiieiit , It n IK > X ,
oi-wlx IIOXCM forM , nuut by jnul | prt'nalc ) cmro-
vclpl oT jirlcw. -
To curt-any cuae.'uii \ oucli < ir < iur r < < c ivail by
u : , for lx Imxtja , mooiiuuriHitl * - ' > , \vy will
xonil lite imrchnxi'i' our will 1911 Kiiurnutcu to re-
fuiul tlm iiiaiif y It thu truntnumt dugx not art net ,
n cure , Uuiinuitvfs licuy < t aiilr \ > y ( Icxiiluina
' 'o. , in ii- l-itn , h > oiu AyeutM , uio 1'
( iiiinlm el' ,
HUBotiilnod ) u ruiniluVJou wliornyili'Jii- '
troducoil foi' Vouuncri H'ryi.H.'Y'J u. ' j
ITV. " They linvo no Hiip'
Tur Itund
BIIOH , TO- than ,
will buy no otliur.