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10 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY APRIL 21 , 1889-SIXTEEN PAGES.
We sold more Furniture , Carpets , Stoves and House Furnishing Goods last week than all of the instalment houses of Omaha combined.
Thousands of dollars worth of Parlor Suits , Chamber Suits , Stoves , Carpets , &c. , still remain , and those who were unable to call last weeli
will still have an excellent assortment to select from. Such prices at which we are selling goods at were never heard of before , and the great
crowds visiting pur store would surely indicate that Omaha buyers appreciate a good thing when they see it. We lead , others try to follow.
You and your wife are respectfully invited to look through our 32 different departments , whether you wish to purchase or not.
72 Chamber Suits. . . - . worth $25.00 now $16.00 87 Center Tables worth $ 4.00 now 8 2.00 160 Lounges . worth 10.00 now 6.00
145 Double Springs worth 3.60 now 1.76 112 Extension Tables worth 8.00 now 4.00 225 Bed Lounges . worth $18,00 now $ 9.60
220 Double Mattresses worth 4.00 now 2.00 860 Kitchen Safes worth 7.00 now 3,50 27 Side Boards . worth 85.00 now 18.00
400 Chairs worth .76 now .40 100 Pillows worth 1.00 now .60 10 Seerotarios . : . worth 40.00 now 25.00
170 Tables worth 3.60 now 1.75 450 Comforts worth 2.00 now .00 12 Ladies' Cabinets . worth 60.00 now 80.00
125 Rockers worth 3.00 now 1.60 100 Lace Curtains worth 8.00 now 1.0 ° 10 Hall Raclts . . " . worth 12.60 now 5.00
60 Folding Beds Worth 60.00 now 25.00 . .
25 Parlor Suits worth 50.00 now 30.00 25 Onieo Desks . worth 10.00 now 4.60
37 Book Cases worth 15.00 now 7.60 . .
' 60 Plush Rockers worth 16.00 now 9.60 13 Ladies' Desks . worth 20.00 now 12.60
85 Wardrobes worth 25.00 now 12.50 00 Plush Chairs worth 7.60 now 4.00 125 Hanging Lamps . . . worth 3.50 now 1.90
150 Pictures worth 5.00 now 2.00 25 Rolls Ingrain Carpets worth .05 now .35 . .
220 Mrs. Potts' Irons . worth 8.00 now 1.25
850 Stoves worth 18.00 now 0.60 10 Rolls Stair Carpets worth .40 now .20 600 No. 1 Tubs . worth 1,25 now .To
125 Gasoline Stoves worth 7.50 now 3.60 10 Rolls Brussels worth 1.00 now .60
Carpets . .
400 No. 8 Boilers . worth 1.75 now .90
76 Refrigerators worth 20.00 now 11.00 100 . .
Rugs worth 5.00 now 2.6o . .
150 Ironincr Board . worth 1.25 now .GO
160 Baby Carriages worth 12.00 now 0.50 86 Bureaus worth 16.00 now 9.00
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WORTH OP GOODS , $1 PER 7EEK , OS , $4 PER MO1TTH. $75 WORTH OP GOODS , $2,59 PER WEEK OR $1O PER MONTH.
$25 WORTH OF GOOBS , $1.50 PER WEEK , OR $6 PER MONTH. $1OO WORTH OP GOODS , $3 FSB WEEK , OR $12 PER MONTH.
$50 WORTH OF GOODS , $2 PER WEEK , OR $8 PEI& MONTH. $200 WORTH OF GOODS , $5 PER WEEK , OR $2O PER MONTHi
Come at once to avoid the rush. No trouble to show goods. Parties residing at a distance furnished with car tickets free. Special inducements to young people
starting housekeeping. Open evenings till 9 o'clock. All purchasers of $10 and over presented with a set of silver-plated Tea Spoons. Goods delivered in Council
Bluffs , Fort Omaha and Florence , free of charge.
LARGEST EXCLUSIVE INSTALMENT HOU
SILL IB - DLI
ROSENTHAL & BRO. , EASTERN OFFICE :
I 20O Post Street , N. W. Corner Dupont , 333 and 335 WEST BALTIMORE ,
SAN FRANCISCO , CAL. COR. EUTAW STREET.
AS- BILL BYE VIEWED US.
The Pensive William's Impressions
of Omaha and Nebraska.
PECULIARITIES OF THE PLATTE.
A Stronm With Imrjjo Circulation But
liittlo Influence Mr. Pontcncllo
anil Ills Interesting- Family
Legends of the Aborigines.
WEST OF THE Missoum ,
AND STIM , Doixo TIIK
WJST\VAUU Ho ! ACT.
( L'oiWrtalit , lSSOl > u KJaar 1C. AV. )
Tboro uro no palmettos in the state of
Nebraska , but there tire other ilora ,
euch us corn , beans , succotash , wood ,
cordwood and live stock in great pro
fusion. The drat palmetto I over saw
was at Columbia , S. G. , in November
last. It was situated near the state
house , and filled mo with wonder and
admiration. The odd endogenous trunk ,
with its deep scars , and then above , and
crowning all , the tlolicato llutod dark
green loaves , through which the gentle
breezes wore almost constantly engaged
I looked at it a long time in silence
and wrapped in profound admiration.
Then I wont away and got a friend to
come and assist mo in admiring the
delicate beauty and subtle perfume of
"How wonderful , " I said , "are the
works of the Creator. Who could
fashion the from\oil palm or paint the
delicate fringe of foliage that crowns
the graceful palmetto'/ Man may
strive to do it , but ho will never sue-
cced. How beautiful , flow wonderful ,
are the works of the Maker. "
"Yes " said low voice which
, a , em
anated from a full sot of rank whiskers
near by , "but you are mistaken about
the name of the maker of that tree. It
was made by the Columbia ironworks
of this place. "
I now decided to abandon the tree
and admire something olso.
The Plalto river is a queer stream.
It has a very largo circulation , but very
little influence. It covers a good deal
of ground , but it Is not doop. In some
places it is a mlle wide and three *
quarters of an iuuh deop. It has a bed
of quicksand , which assists it very
much in drowning people.
MAK1IS VKUY UTTUS TUSS ,
About it , but succeeds in buing quite
fatal. You might cross the river with
out oven getting your hose wet , and
' . than again you might tlnd that in cross
ing the btruam you had struck an en
tirely now country from whose bourne-
no traveler rotuniB.
Nebraska is bounded on the north by
Dakota , on the cast by Iowa , on the
6uth by Kansas and on the vyost by
Colorado and Wyoming. The chief
productions are fruits , inoluding osage
orange and lima beans. Cereals of all
kinds abound hero , including inui/.o or
Indian corn , in great profusion , broom
corn , sorghum and Porcheron horses.
The chief industries include agricul
ture , running for the legislature , and
Nebraska is a very rich state with re
sources on every hand , which as yet
have hardly boon tried or fairly started.
Coal infests the bowels of the earth.
Boundless areas of rich farming lands
await only the agriculturist humorist ,
who is supposed to tickle them with the
hoe ( the westward hoi ) in order to make
them laugh forth heartily with abund
ant harvests. The air is pure and
whisky is abundant. Hostile Indians
are now quite scarce , it being almost
impossible to got enough for a mess.
Wild geese , water cress , pizon weed ,
politicians and the Salvation army
thrive well hero.
Farms in Nebraska are very valuable ,
ESPECIALLY THOSE ON VAUNAM bTltEET
in the city of Omaha.
Omaha was founded by Fred Nye at
the close of the war. Nye , who is a
Spaniard by birth , with rich Castile
blood in his veins , discovered the slto
of Omaha by accident , and immediate
ly started a paper there which was fol
lowed by the arrival of several thou
sand people , who came there to sub-
soribo for the paper.
After founding the paper and build
ing a court house , Mr. Nye became the
hc'ati of what ia known all over the
civilized world as the Nye family. From
Omaha this hardy and energetic race
moved eastward , and with its refine
ment and cultivation soon made itself
felt in Boston and Skowhogan , Mo.
Everywhere the name became the
synonym for remarkable strength and
rigid integrity. Manly beauty charac
terized the males , and female beauty
seemed to confine itself mainly to the
women and girls of the trlbo.
In 1804 Messrs. Lewis & Clarke , who
wore doing a general discovery busi
ness , camped at
WHAT IS NOW COUNCIL IILUFFS.
They hold a treaty with hostile Indians
at this point , under the provibions of
which the Indians were firmly bound by
those present to avoid killing the
Messrs. Lewis & Clarke. They alto
deeded a few counties to the white man
in consideration of 20 cents worth of
beads and a line tooth comb , to them in
It is thought that Nebraska was dls-
covereil by Coronado in 1541 , at a point
which is between Cage and Furnas
The Omaha Indians now number
about one thousand souls , I was about
to say , but they have associated with
the white man so much that I will just
bay there are 1,000 head of thorn. 89010
of them at times lly In the face of indus
try. The Indian by nature seems to re
luctantly part with his perspiration.
Lucien Fontonolle , born in Now
Orleans about the year 1800 , wont to
the west in 1824 , where ho soon began
to move in the best Omaha Indian
booioty circles. Ho was always in
vited to attend the best and most re-
chorcho scalp dances , where ho would
trip the light fantastic too till "the woo
sma' hours anent the twa , " as I read in
a paper once. It was not long then
until Mr. Fontanolle won the heart of a
young Indian squaw. It was but the
work of a moment to make her his wife.
She did not play on the piano and so
made him a good wife. She was a re
markable woman in many respects , and
us she walked through the spacious
halls of her homo , her lootfalls sounded
like a game beanbng at a quiet social ,
She dressed plainly in an army
blanket , and in addition to her house
work , used to catch muskrats during the
winter. She became , the mother of five
half-breed children. Her husband died
in 1840 as a result of his efforts to com
bine bushfcss with delirium trcinens.
Whisky at that tlmq In
Omalw was often attended with
fatal results. It would remove warts ,
corns and bunions. Mr. Foil ton olio used
it frequently in order to avoid oxhilira-
tion. Finally it began to aiTord not
only board and lodging , but also spec
tacular entertainments , during one of
which ho expired , leaving four sons and
ono daughter. Logan was iinally killed
by the Sioux , after having made a good
WITH TUB DEMON ItlTJf.
Albert was ablackimith up to his death ,
since which little is known of him. Ho
was thrown from a mule in a vertical di
rection , and when ho struck the town
his soul had lied. The mule's injuries
wore slight. Tecumseh was killed by
his brothor-in-law in a drunken frolic.
Ho was a lovely character except when
drunk. When ho was drunk ho fre
quently said things which ho afterward
Mrs. Fonlancllo had the ill fortune to
see one of her little sons coming homo
from school with a spear inserted in
him , ono day , from which he died.
She found out that the deed was done
by an Iowa Indian.
She concealed an axe under her
blanket and , telling him to look at the
beautiful sunlight which bathed the
entire landscape and Hooded it with
glory , she spat on her hands and ,
swinging the ax about with great vigor ,
buried it in the center of the low ,
coarse brute. Wiping the ax carefully
with her pocket handkerchief , she re
turned to her homo and wrote up the
occurrence for the local papers , laying
the bin in o mostly on the deceased for
the unfortunate affair.
Omaha is situated In the eastern part
of the state , her foot being bathed by
the waters of the Missouri * The Mis
souri carries quite a quantity of Ne
braska down to Louisiana every year ,
but replaces the loss by leaving largo
deposits of Dakota in the meantime.
The Missouri is quito a wet stream ,
however , compared with the Platto. In
August sprinklers h'avo to run up and
down over the parched bosom of the
Nebraska was organized as a territory
May 23 , 18o4 , and she figured promi
nently in the great Kansas-Nebraska
bill introduced by Stephen A. Douglas ,
the fight over which was undoubtedly
the skirmish in the early gray of the
morning of that day , which at its close
found the negro of America a free man ,
but out of a job , a citizen with a ballot ,
but a dull market for it , a sovereign
with no possessions , a prattling infant
suddenly requested by the law to be a
full grown man.
Slavery does not exist in the state of
Nebraska to-day , and politics is said to
bo very pure. I gather this from the
papers , The republican press admits
the purity of the
HEI'UIIUOAN I'AKTY IN NKIIUA8KA ,
and tacitly the democratic papers refer
to the chastity of the ballot in that
party , I am glad to know this at a time
when corruption seems to creep into
politics elsewhere and embitter the
lives of thn many , oven driv
ing out of public life many
who would otherwise bo willing
and almost glad to mix up with it. I
may truly say that It is really" the amen
ities of public Ufa which have kept me
out of it. I dread opposition and vltup-
uratlon at all tinios. Vituperation ,
bitter words and paucity of votes have
kept mo out of politics and deprived
the country of a man who would other
wise have shone with a degree of intel
lectual polish in any position to which
ho might have boon called.
I may speak further of Nebraska in
my next letter , giving two or three col
umns of thrilling statistic * and bright ,
racy gossip relative to the-crop , acreage
and moan tempearturo.
I may also sjioak of the prohibition
movement in Iowa , showing how it has
embittered the life of the saloonkeeper
and.built up and fostered the drug store
in its stead , also showing the great fall
ing off in the consumption of whisky ,
and so forth , while the price of liniment
has gone up 100 per cent.
HONI35T FOK THIS
Stockings must mutch the dress or else bo
The Spanish flounce is very much revived
for summer wash drosses.
The Directolro reuintroto is a feature of
many stylisu morning toilets.
Silk or satin petticoats will bo do riRticr
with gossamer gowns this season.
Tliero will bo no abatement in the demand
for really handsome lace dressed this year.
Lace that is to be put upon a washing
fabric should always bo shrunk before It Is
The flat collar of our mothers anil grand
mothers is now an accomplished fashionable
Natural colored pongees will bo stylishly
trimmed with white lace or embroidery laid
Many of the now parasols have covers of
luce or net or thin gauo embroidered in Per
A wide sash of rich texture and gay color
gives the cachet of style to tno simplest
A favorite lace hat will bo of black dotted
net with border of line black chantilly
shirred upon silver wlro.
India cashmere combinc'l with velvet or
moire is the stuff chosen for many of the
most stylish spring suits.
Trains threaten to reappear upon the
street. Purls already puts them upon all
house and ceremonious toilets ,
The wash silk , now so mucli used for un
derwear of both big and little i > copleis a full
yurd wide , und soils for f 1 a yard.
An authority declares that to bo stylish
you must llrst buy your parasol und match
all the rest to it , both in tint and in outline.
Silk will take quite a prominent place in
dressy out-door attire at tno var lous resorts
next season , and young as well as middle-
Toques and capotes are still very small ,
yet largo enough for the milliners to show
their tusto and skill in arranging novelties
China silks , Henrietta cloths and silk mo
hair in psachblow shades will bo very much
used for tea-gowns and nogllgeo costumes as
well as lor afternoon toilets.
Wraps will bo small and extremely varied.
Including Jackets , polarities , visltcs , and
mantles of all forms , and lirutou , Abe
Qalunt , and I'yrencan pou anb'capcs.
Oreen flowers will bloom on- spring hats
and bonnets. Not content-with leaf garlands
and abundant internilxturettof- foliage of all
sorts , many of tlio now toquoi are half cov
ered with roses of shadedn groin velvet and
brightened with gold galleon ;
A pretty fancy for front ttlintnmg is a
scarf formed of two lengths of wide Clian-
tilly , reaching from the foot Ho the throat ,
wlioro it is shirred Into a turned down collar
and caught In at the bolt with either a silver
clasp or band of inoiro ribbon.
Very largo flower brooada * will bo used
for rich evening dresses. > witfi either very
light or very dark grounds. ! ' There uro few
medium tints. These texUteaiare worn with
plain corded silk as a foil toi irioro effectively
sot off tlio design.
The Uoulungist hut is a oread-brimmed
structure of straw , and a broad band of rib
bon which falls in two long ends , is wound
round it. On ono side of a recent model was
a bunch of carnations with a long trailing
garland of "gruincs doplnard , " or spinach ,
gone to eccd , in Imitation of the general's
Uussetred shades will bo fashlonaolo both
for'tho sea side and the river. Some of
those costumes are made of striped ilanncl ,
with soft blouses of white creoallno. Very
Jaunty also are the summer wool Jackets ,
which tura back with the dirootoiro rovers ,
and do not fasten , but may bo drawn well
over the chest.
A new opera , "Gorinshka , " by Anton Ru
binstein , will be brought out at tlio lm | > criul
opera of St. Petersburg during thq present
THE GARMENT WAS SHORT ,
A Now and Oharactoriatio Anecdote -
dote of Abraham Lincoln. .
THE MAN TURNED HIS BACK.
Chaunccy Gnts Even With Gil Her
Arkcll Actor Irvine's Sou Ijlgc's
Sly Man-Inge How IJooth Ac
quired His Smoking Habit.
A AVIiito House Reception ,
The following true story of Abraham
Lincoln is related in the New York Sun
in a letter to the editor of that paper
written by Maj. Gen. Schuyler of that
He said :
"I-send you a fine story to publish. A
telegram was received by Gen. Scott an
nouncing the victory of the union army
under 'Little Mao' and 'Rosy' at Rich
mountain , West Virginia , July 11 , 1801.
As military secretary I had p'rcviously ,
under the commands of Gen. Scott , dis
turbed the president ( Ivo times that
night. When I knocked for the sixtli
time at the door of the president's bed
chamber , ho appeared exhibiting some
little vexation , in a red flannel shirt ,
which' out of modesty ho was hold
ing down in front. He said : 'Colonel ,
do you over sleep ? "
"Tho reply was : 'Mr. President , I was
about to ask you the same question. '
"lie said : 'I have not slept much binco
this civil war began. '
"The rejoinder was : 'Indeed , Mr.
President , I regret to have to disturb
you so often ( I had to do it several times
almost cv < jry night ) , but you know , Mr.
President , I am under authority and
mu ( > t obey Gen. Scott's orders without
( luostioi ) . '
"Oh , colonel , I understand that very
well ; I have been disturbed at every
hour of tlio night to-night and poor Mrs.
Lincoln also. [ It was then about-I a. in. ]
She is now asleep and I hated to disturb
her , but she has got my dressing-gown
twined around her feet. So I have had
to come out in my red bhirt. Either I
have grown too long or the shirt has
grown too short , I do not know which. '
"But I said : 'Mr. President , the tele
gram I hold in my hand will give you
the greatest pleasure. It is the an
nouncement of the llrst victory of the
union army. '
" 'But , colonel , what am I to doi"
' 'Oh , Mr. "President. I think wo can
manage that. If you will allow mo for
once in my life to turn my back on tlio
president of United States you can lot go
and I can pass the telegram over my
" 'Do so , colonel , ' said ho.
t'l faced about and passed the tele
gram over my shoulder. Ho read it.
pondered it , read it aloud , and asked if
there was anything in corroboratlon of
the telegram. Ho was answered that
there was , when he said : 'Colonel.'and '
there was a happy rythm in his voice , a
ripple of merriment and satisfaction ,
'Colonel , if you will coino to mo every
night , and every hour of every night ,
with just such telegrams as that , I will
come out , not only In my red snirt but
without any shirt at all. Tell Gen.
Scott so. '
"Ho handed mo back the telegram
over my shoulder to bo duly placed on
lilo , and bade mo good night. The door
closed , and so closes ono of the many
characteristic incidents in the life of
the martyr president In which I hail the
honor otlicially to bo a participant. "
W. J. Arkell , . of Judge , returned to
his homo in Can a Joharle from Now
York recently. IIo is usually besieged
with ollico seekers hero , as well as in
New York , and , with a peculiar wink ,
s-ays : "There's no rest for the wicked. "
Mr. Arkell tells a good story of how he
was worsted by Chaunccy M. Dopow.
On a recent Saturday Mr. Arkcll was
more than over overrun with would-be
patriots , who wish to servo their country
in time of peace , and his ollico in the
Potter building was choked up nearly
all day. To got rid of several of the
moil 'who wore seeking his influence
with the now Administration , ho ad
dressed nine very agreeable letters to
Mr. Depew , asking him to take care of
"his friends" as ho called them. Then
Mr. Arkoll congratulated , himself on
having got rid of nine of the hungry
Republicans. His "ghoulish gloo" was
only temporary , however , for when ho
reached Now Vork , lip found that
thirty-six men were awaiting his arrival
at the Judge ollico , each having a letter
from Mr. Dopow recommending them
to Mr. Arkell as "hjs friends. " Mr.
Dopow sent back four for ono , and Mr.
Arkoll says he will not attempt to down
Mr. Dopow again.
Mr. Ilonry Irving , jr. of Now , College ,
Oxford , ip strikingly like his father in
personal appearance. Says the London
Star. He is slim , long-logged , very
dark , with heavy dark eyebrows , black
thick hair cut in a crop , piercing eyes ,
and his father's profile. The resemb
lance , in fact , is so remarkable that he
has frequently been pointed out as
"young Irving" in the streets of London
by many people , who , for all their conli-
donco , wore really guessing at the truth.
Mr. Irving the younger shows consider
able promise of dramatic power , and as
his ambition is the btagu it is probable
that in a short time there will bo mater
ials for an active scribe to wrlto a smart
article on the "Irving Dynasty. "
Mr Henry Irving tlio older takes
great Interest in the career of this son
of his. It Is said that on the young man's
arrival at Oxford many of tlio New College -
logo dons , espocialy ono of a pushing
turn of mind , whoso great aim appears
to bo regarded as an authority on the
great subject of the drama and an inti
mate with the leading people on the
stugo made overtures very largely to
young Irving , but that they wore very
considerably astounded and dismayed
when they found that the freshman was
not at all'inclined to submit to cross-ex
amination and to answer their short
questions precisely as if ho was in the
schools. On the contrary , ho showed
a very decided disposition to lead the
conversation in a llghtnnd airy fashion ,
pooh-poohed the busar , joked the war
den and snubbed the would-be dramatic
don on ono or two points on which ho
showed pretentious ignorance , and , In
fact , generally conducted himself asli ho
wore dealing with human bolngs in
stead of dons. And dons are not human
bolngs and do not like to bo treated as
An Incident in Hallord'nlifo which il
lustrates his secretive power , whloh is
essentially noeossary in a Private Sece-
tary , is found In the way in which ho
was married , says the Washington
Star. His wife was teaching music in a
female seminary of the Methodist per
suasion in Indianapolis when she at
tracted the attention of Mr. Ilalford ,
and a warm attachment sprung up be
tween thorn. Miss Kil/.g rald'fi parents
removed to I'VanlcHn , Jnd. , and subse
quently to Klgin , Ill.ljuttoparntiondid
not cool the ardor of the young people ,
who corresponded reyularly. although
the parents of the young lady had no
idea that mutton , were iibiunungur - -
ious shape. MibS Fitzgerald at length
wrote that her family wore to go to
Chicago on a visit , and that she would
accompany them. They proposed to re
main about three hours in Indianapoli
on their journey. s
Ilalford thought that would bo a good
"opportunity to have the nupital knot
tied , and ho mado.his arrangements ac
cordingly. When the family reached
Indianapolis Ilalford mot his fiancee at
the depot put her into a carriage , and
they were driven to a ministers house ,
whore they wore quietly made man and
wilo. When her family wore ready to
resume their journey , their daughter
now Mrs. FlilforJ ) , although the old
folks know nothing of the allnlr , was at
the depot to accompany them. Halford
bade his bride gqod-by , she was whisked
oil by the train , and ho returned
quietly to his work at the Journal otllco/
IIo did'ntsoo his briilo for six weeks.
By that time ho had made arrangements
for her reception , and ho wont to her
homo in Elgin to fetch hor. There ho
revealed their relations to her parents
and took his wife to her now homo. Only
one of t\vo of his most intimate friends
had any idea that ho was married until
ho brought his wife to Indianapolis.
Mr. Booth acquired his great fondness
for tobacco in a somewhat unusual
manner , says Jtho Cincinnati Eiuiuiror.
Ho inherited a disease from his father ,
Junius Brutus Booth , which necessita
ted the use of tpoacco in order that it
might bo eradicated from his system.
Since then the actor has.used tobacco
almost incessantly , only giving It un at
tinios of illness. Some years ago while
playing "Tago" to Salvini's "Othello"
at an engagement in New York City ho
wassoi/.ed with vertigo , and , fainting
away , fell over the foot lights. The at
tack was brought on by the use of
brandy and soda to stimulate the nerves ,
which had boon greatly weakened by
use of tobacco. Ho recovered from thu
attack in a very short .lino. Ho has
boon repeatedly warned of the danger
he runs from his habit. IIo has always
laughed at his physicians when told
that paralysis would result from it ,
through a stoppage of the blood vessels-
of the brain or hemorrhage of the brain ,
or that the result would bo the com
plete loss of his voice.
Mule-Spinner Finch , of Providence ,
mourned John Bright with genuine
sincerity. Finch years ago was corporal
in the British army , and , when stationed
in Ireland , got into trouble with his
superior olllccr ever a young Irish lass ,
Ellen McMahon , who Iinally becatno
Finch's wife and the mother of his nine
children. Finch was oourt-martiallod
and sentenced to fifty lushes. His wife
hastened to London and sent a note to
John Bright , imploring his assistance
for her husband. Her request was
granted , and owing to the Quaker
stateman's interference the court-mar
tial proceedings wore quashed and Cor
poral Kinoh'i bock was spared.
Secretary BlnimTTs fairly overrun
with visitors , and ho receives them all
with good nature and politeness. It Is
not uncommon to see ( illy gonllemon in
his room together and thu Secretary
moving around among them , creeling
each cordially and every few minutes
giving evidence of his remarkable
memory of names and faces. There are
indications that thu Secretary is proud
of his accomplishment In this'direction ,
for ho liken to astonish visitors by
spanking their baptismal name , as well
as their surname , in greeting. Score-
tnry Blalno's handshake is romarhablv
full and strong. IIo lots his hand ling-or
in that of tlio caller , and emphasizes his
remarks with good warm pressure.
There are times when a fooling of
lasdttudowtll overcome the most robust ,
when the system craves for pure Wood ,
to furnish thu elements of health and
strength , The best remedy for purify
ing the blood is Dr. J. II. .MoLwan'u
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