Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 28, 1889, Part II, Page 12, Image 12

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The Largest Cloak and Suit House in the West.
12 pieces of the
Finest Brilliantlnes ,
in all the latest spring shades
54 Inches Wide ,
Sold in New York at
20 pieoes Extra Fine
"Worth 75 Cents.
i" 'Mahomet Couldn't Whip Thorn and
so Galled Thorn KafJOrs.
The Women Do All the Work nnd
Tliolr Lords Attend to tlio
FiRbtlne Polygamy Ercry
' wherePracticed. . y-
Anioue the Zulus.
PRETOIUA , South Africa , Feb. 14.
[ Special Correspondence to- TUB BEE. ]
' The original inhabitants of South
Africa , the Bushmen , are almost ex
tinct. They can bo found only in the
mountains , and there in small num-
bors. They are about the lowest typo
of humanity , living in the open air ,
not building huts or dwellings of nny
kind , and subsisting on wnito ants , cat
erpillars and other insects. It is a
Btraugo fact that these people make
gods of , and
Their only weapons nro the poisoned
t assegais and wooden clubs. The assegai -
. gai is n kind of Innco made from n metal
resembling the best quality of our iron.
This metal la found in the beds of cer
tain rivera and is mentioned by Living
stone , the great explorer. This people
at an early porlod inhabited all the
south African country , but the Zulus
from whom nro descended all the South
African tribes , camu from the north ,
conquered nnd almost exterminated the
Bushmen. The Zulus originally dwelt
on the southern border of Egypt , wore
a superior race of men and when Mn-
hemet was in full power nnd his vota
ries sot out to conquer the
world and compel all man
kind at the point of the Ynhtagnn ,
to adopt their religion had subdued
Egypt nnd all northern Africa , they
* arrived at this nation of Zulu. The
word Zulu moans thunderbird , and their
theory ot the phenomena of thundoi is
that it is caused by an immense bird
flying through the air. They found it
impossible to bring them under their
sway. This nation of warriors rather
than adopt the faith of mahomet immi
grated south , to iv country whore they
wore allowed to live at pcnco and
Since then they have boon called
"Kaffirs , " meaning "unbeliever" in the
Arabic language. They spread over all
the southern portion of Africa , and
from them cinanatou all the other
tribes. The Zulus nro far superior to
nil the Knlllr tribes. They are not
black , but copper-colored , nnd have
little of thu features ot the nogro.
Their Una nro thin , their noses inclined
> ' * - * ' to nquillno. They have prominent
foreheads , dark and Intelligent nyos ,
voolly hair , and line , white tooth ,
They uru tall , well built and well pro
portioned , iKuvorful men. The women
are not , a& a rule , its wall favored as
the man , owing , no doubt , to * the
fuct that they do most ot the
hard work , laboring in the fluid * , as
well as attending to the duties of the
hlnhlu ( house ) . They are tall , inns-
eularnad goneraly built in a rouiculluc
L ,
Hosiery ,
Did You Ever Try Our
New ,
E ,
25C ,
35C ,
45c ,
They are the Best and
Cheapest in the World
Every single pair
mould. The dross of the men is very
scanty , consisting only of a bolt with
ifty or one hundred monkey tails dang-
.ing from it. In addition the warriors
wear nn oval crown on the head about
tour to live incites in diameter , made
from certain roots and a kind of ccmont
iiiown to themselves only. This crown
is'wovon into the hair and is never de
tached. No Zulu will over part with
this wreath on any terms , as ho
in tlio eyes of his countryman.
[ know of cases where foreign
ers offered as much as $100 to
5200 for one of thcso , but only succeeded
in everlastingly insulting the wearer.
Their arms and logs are ornamented
profusely by bangles made of brass or
other shining metal , and the indispensa
ble snuff box is carried in a slit in the
ear. Their weapons consist of the as
sagai and a huge club , with a knot on
ono end , and a shield made from cow
hide. The assagai is their princi
pal weapon , which they use
with great dexterity , being able
to strike the bull's eye at a
hundred yards or more with as much
accuracy as n rifle shot.
The dress of the women consists of
two sheep skins , which fasten around
their loins and are profusely decorated
with bonds and fancy work. They ,
like the men , wear bangles on their
arms and legs , nnd around their nock
strings of beads , animal tusks and
claws. Their hair they
AVEAV15 JXTO A 1'ISlU'KNDICUriAll ril < -
About six inches high , which they
paint rod or yellow , giving them a most
grotesque appearance. When working
or traveling they carry their babies on
their backs in a cradle formed
of shcopskin , the , ono extremity
being fastened i around the middle
by the logs of the skin , whilst the logs
of thn other extremity are tied around
the nock. Thin makes a safe and easy
bed for the little ones aiiJ has the ad
vantage of enabling the mother to
suckio the offspring without taking it
out of the cradle. The head of thn
child rests on the mother's shoulder ,
and she stietches the source of susten
ance far enough back for the child to
reach. Poljgnmy obtains amongst all
the Kafllr trlbos , the number ot wives
a man may have bolng only limited by
his moans to buy them. Thu price ot
wlfo ranges from two to twcntv-llvo
oxon. The majority ot men find two
enough. Chlofn and potty chiefs have
more , ranging from five to a hundred.
The firbt wife n man taken Is the
favorite. In the case of the chief she is
thn queen. The second wlfo wails upon
and attends to the children of the first ,
the third plays the same part to the
second , nnd BO on down to the , who
has two families to bring up. Hucli
wife has a separate hut to horbolf , but
notwithstanding this precaution ciuur-
rcling Is common. The inilnva ( husband ]
docs not inturforo except in extreme
cases , when his decision in final. The
iudnviiB generally trout their xvivos well
boating or corporal punishment of anj
kind being unknown. The Knfilr wo
men are vary faithful to their husband ;
nnd among the unmarried portioncases
of immorality uro very raro. A trader ,
however , is welcomed among some
tribes , S3 there is n hupnrotltlon that u
child born of a wliitu man is n mas
cot mid. in time o ( war -.vlll bring vie
tory to possessing it. The young
est ami bost-lookina- of the chief it
generally selected for this honor.
Among BO mo of the tribes twins are crtn-
sldfroU unluckycvdoui * of tha children
so born If killed. Ono < ' thu greatest
and larest curiosities i an Albanian
Kalllr. 11 iv j-lun ana nalr of DI.-HC
fnwks of nniuro uro vhlto : ib t > no * t'l.
pupil of the eyes is pink nnd lh > foa
ures have the uv.'ul Kulllr
1,000 White Suits for ladies , mis'ses ' and children. THE ENTIRE
lot there are no two suits alike. Some are slightly soiled through
There is also included a lot of about I5O White Wrappers and Tea
Gowns. The entire lot will be on sale , Monday morning , at
Cents on the Dollar
Positively the greatest Bargain ever shown in Omaha. It is
simply impossible for any one to buy the material alone for the money
these goods will be offered at.
Call Early. No Two Suits Alike
Remember , this is a great chance.
en & Belches' ' Gloak and Suit Dep't ' ,
CKAS. McDONALD , Manager ,
Stored and Insured During the Summer
Reasonable Char es
istics , altogether , giving them a most
startling appearance. In all places
whnre the Kaffirs uro out of the control
of White men thcso
When born , nnd often the mother is
subjected to the same fate. The Zulu
womim do all the hard work. They
plant and reap the corn and vegetables ,
and attend to the cattle , even grinding
the corn into meal. This grinding is
done on n Hat stone of from two to five
square feet of surface. The corn 8
place on this surface and another stone
about five to six pounds in weight is
rolled over it. This grinds the meal
very fine , of which they make ithlo
( mush ) . From Kalllr corn they
called juala , which is a very good and
refreshing drink , and possesses consid
erable intoxicating properties.
The men employ their time in fight
ing and preparing weapons for war and
singing the praises of their chiefs.
When not engaged In actual warfare
they hunt nnd idle nround generally.
When the prospects of a good harvest
have been assured , by way of thanks
giving the men have a protracted drunk
which last from ono to thrco months ,
During the whole ot this time they are
in a maudlin stupid state or else excited
and halt nrazod from the effects of the
juala. This is not a good time for a
trader to approach them ; besides not
being able to do any business hois more
than likely to got into quarrels with
thorn. When the tribes fight amongst
themselves they are very bloodthirsty ,
and give their fallen enemies
no quarter. I was once traveling
with two Kulllr servants , and passnd
through the Maccaran country while
they wore engaged in a general warfare
with the Marrabask. The first intima
tion of the state of affairs was that the
two Kaffirs dropped their usual loud and
cheerful songs and commenced crooning
in a demoniacal manner. Not being
able to see any cause for the ohango-I-
insisted on nn explanation. Ono of the
Kaffirs pointed out human
and further on wore the liver nnd
heart transfixed to branches. The sight
of these , while it sickened mo
tiocined to act like magic on the two
Kalllrs , arousing their passions like in
furiated bulls at the smell of blood.
They mndo low guttural noises , clutched
fast their rlllos and assagais , crooning
along the ground like snakes , staring
all round in seiirch of a hidden onomy.
Suddenly they stopped in front of nn
open grave , whom they m-ococdod to
make a speech to the doad.who they said
was their brother , and whose dentil
they vowed to avenge , all the time dis
torting their features horribly , und
rolling their eyes like maniacs.
In this country wo had to
oncnmp for the night. As the dark-
no RH foil on us in the midst of thcso
surrounding ! ) , I was not , as can bo
Imagined , in a very happy frame of
mind. The mutterings ana rolling of
the eyes of the excited kalllrs before
my mind , and the sight of the human
remain * hanging on the trees fresh
before my imagination , produced a
train of thought and forebodings far
from pleasant. The shrill war-whoop
und unearthly yells of the human
fiends around sounded in my oars ut , 1
lay botwcon the two kalllrs , with my
hands on my rillo , dozing in a dis-
trubud eomnnmbulont munnor. However -
over , the night passed nnd we got away
from tljiu region as quickly us possible ,
' Tlui MuxUoi ] Hull , ' \v lab tlio now Amer
ican ( Ucra company priduued , lm aoiii'-
tljin.'oi n'lils'ory. ' Mini vheino was llr-t
Iran e I by Aubur , wlinvrnto uii opera on
Itio nisnjcut which \vai used later by Vcrdl ,
w'jvr itis tlio prutnni work. Thn opern has
u1 ' -jciiii Ucnrd for nmnj years ,
Some Good Stories of Men and
Other Animals.
A Novel Industry Am one tlio Arabs
"Billy" tlio Goat Gets Drunk A
V'erjr Ancient Turtle Saved
By Her Garter.
The Curious Sldo of lilfo.
The following letter , which appears
in a Sheffield contemporary , tolls its
own story , says the Pall Mall Gazette.
"Have you over soon an educated horse ?
The Midland Railway company have
one at Derby. Ho introduced himself
to mo on Monday morning by rubbing
his nose against the glass slide of the
carriage window , which I opened and
patted his head ; but that did riot appear
to bo a sufficient recognition of his
friendly attitude. Ho sniffed away as
if ho smelt something delicious in the
compartment , when a slice of plum coke
appeared from the basket of a fellow-
passenger , and with this between his
huge grinders ho smacked his lips , and
strode away to his ordinary vocation
with apolito nod , rogardlossof the strict
injunctions ot his employers 'that no
gratuities uro allowed , etc.1 ; but this
mild form of treating a very humble
servant with kindness will not , I hope ,
bo visited by any severe penalty. "
"I was in Scranton two or three days
this week , " saida Philadelphia attorney
to a Press reporter , "and every day 1
baw Bomowhero on the street a tall ,
straight old gentleman , with snow-
white hair and a flowing white board
that reached almost to his waist ,
promenading in company with a young
"Tho latter was constantly smoking
and blow every pull of smoke straight in
the face of his companion , who bent
forward to receive It and inhaled it
eagerly with his nose and mouth.
"No ono seemed toi BOO anything odd
about this norformancoiof the old gen
tleman and his colored ! companion , but
I did , and my curiosity prompted nip to
ask an ncquuintunco'.for . an explanation.
I learned that the" old gentleman was
Ira Tripp , a inllliotidiro coal operator
and ono of the oldest natives in the
Lackawanna Valley , Jpolng nov ; past
fourscore. The colored man was Jila
valet , John.
"From boyhood until.twenty years erse
so ago Ira Tripp , iWaa an inveterate
smokur. Ho smoked the strongest and
most expensive cigars" " ho could buy.
His health became greatly impaired
while ho wns nbout'i ' it and the doctor
told him that ho mtist'olthor quit smok
ing or die. f "
"Tho old gontlotnhn did not want to
die , neither did ho want to give up enjoying -
joying his wood. Ho did neither , nnd
yet he gave up smoking. Ho has not
had a cigar or pipe between lips since ,
but has indulged his love for tobacco
smoke by inhaling it from cigars
&mokcd by others.
"For u time ho enjoyed hia proxy
smokes by frequenting the company of
binbkors nnd nsklnir them to pun" the
einoko in his face , but the miscellane
ous quality of the tobacco thus inhaled
was not satisfactory
"Ho then adopted the plan of carry
ing his own cigars and presenting them
to sinokors on condition that they would
iiccompanv him and give to him the
benefit of the smoke. As his cigars
wore-nlways bettor than the average
roan could over hope to .Mtain unaided ,
'Uncle Ira , ' as ho is familiarly called ,
had no diillculty in finding1 smokers
at his beck.
"This plan was not entirely satisfac
tory to the old man either , and ho
finally resolved to hire a man to accom
pany him wherever ho went , the man'a
only duty being to smoke a choice cigar
as often as ono was furnished him and
to blow the smoke in his employer's
"His present smoker , the colored man
John , has boon with Uncle Ira for sev
eral ycarsand the artistic way in which
ho manipulates his cigar smoke to the
best advantage of his employer , has
made him indispcnssablc to the ola gen
tleman. "
A few days ago , while some mon wore
at work on the boom on the Benton side
ot the river , near Fairfield , Mo. , they
discovered an old friend in the person
of a mud turtle which is now wall known
in this town , and bfds fair some day to
become the oldest inhabitant. Ho firbt
made his appearance in these parts in
1847. In that year John It. Joy discov
ered him and marked him with his
initials. This was a mile from the river.
In 1801 , when the war broke out , ho
again came to the front , and Benton
Brown caught him and marked him
with his initials. In ISfiS ho reappeared
and was again marked. IIo was aeon
by the mon at the Boom after that about
once in four years , and each time a now
name und date wore added to his shall.
Sonic of the dates are faint now , but
most of thorn , and all of the initials , can
bo traced. lie was due to arrive there
last year , but for some reason postponed
his visit till this spring. He was car.
riod-about town and exhibited and then
When there was coasting on Swan
street , between Madison nvcnuj and
Hamilton street , lust winter , no ono enjoyed -
joyed the sport more , or indulged in it
to a greater-extent than "Jumbo , " the
Scotch collie of Moses Star' , says tho-
Albany Journal. The dog is six yonrs
old , weighs fifty-sovon and one-half
pounds and is of a light hrlndlo color.
Ho is good-natured and full of pluck.
May Stark , in childish sport , put Jumbo
on a hand-slod ono day and eont him
down thu hill. This was sutliciont , and
thereafter it was next to impossible to
Icnop him olT a sled when it was empty.
Ho would lie on all fours on the sled
with his fore paws over the front of the
bottom board , or sit on his hind logs
with the string in his mouth , and ride
down the hill ulono. Ho liked host to
lie on all fours with hit sled attached
to others in front containing children.
At the bottom of the hill ho would seize
the string between his tcoth and drag
the children up the hill , when a reason
able number were on the sled.
Ono would hardly look for now indus
tries in the potnflcd clvih/.atlons of the
east , hut some of the Arabs have de
veloped a genuine streak of Yankee
enterprise. Somewhere in Egypt they
have a factoryor laboratoryfrom which
they can turn out mummies of nny
ancient period or rank dusirod. A fresh
corpse in tnkon. soaked In brine several
days , smoked like n ham , filled with
drugu , and in two weeks can ho made
oounl to any mummy found in the cata
combs. One of these was fitted up with
the signs of royalty and a parchment
giving an account of his career over
Four thousand years ago , and sold to n
French scientific body for a largo sum.
That rugion may revive yet.
Ono of the bast-known drunkards nnd
bar-room loungers of Philadelphia is
dead , IIo was a goat named' ' 'Hilly , "
or , rather , ho was half goat and half
deer. IIo lias not drawn a sober breath
for seven years with the exception of
two months when lie was laid up with a
I ]
A New Line Just
Received ,
moo. 35o
EXTRA LENGTH , Inoo trimmed -
mod $ 1.75
Extra length lace trimmod. . , . 2.5O
Extra length lace trimmod. . . . 2.75
Elegantly Trimmed $ 1.35
Elegantly Trimmed 1.5O
Elecr antly Trimmed 2.OO
Hand embroidered FRENCH
PureThread Silk Vests
At S2.5O
Sold everywhere at $5.
Satin Corsets ,
$1.75 and $2.75
Only a few lert.
broken lojr caused by n champagne
sproc. IIo frequented all the liquor
shops of Nicctown and was always invited -
vitod to have something with the" boys ,
lie naturally believed in free whisky
and it is said that it was his fear of the
passage of the prohibitory law that
caused big death. IIo was generally
quiet wlien ho had a''jag on"occasion
ally , however , demolishing n fruit-
vender's stand.
Ono day last week while admiring1 the
symmetrical proportions of a snow
drift near the Lake house , wo saw the
liveliest affair over witnessed in these
mountains a three-cornered fight be
tween lusty squaws , says the Homer
( Cal. ) Index. Toggle-Joint Julo and
Slit-Face Mary pitched into Gum-Nose
Kate , and MosesJ what a wreck they
made of her scanty habiliments. They
pooled and denuded her in an instant ,
compelling the innocent newspaper per
son to got behind a rock to blush. The
cause of the onslaught was that ICalo
had stolen a petticoat from a dusky sis
ter , and was making oil with the plun
An instance ot the ruling passion
strong in death , or the expectation of
it , was a comical sight during the storm
that on a recent Sunday so nearly
wrecked the steamer Iroquols off Capo
Hattoras. A passenger described it :
< 1A sight I will never forgo ) . for the
humor in it , In spite of the gravity of
the situation , was intense wns the' ap
pearance of a lady in her nightdress
with her bustle strapped around her
waist and a life preserver on her arm.
Another lady hod a switch of hair in
her hand and , beginning to cell it i-.bout
her head , moaned : 'Oil , shall I die
llkothisi Shall I die like this ! ' "
A largo Mexican lion was killed six
milod from town 'Mi ) afternoon by Mr.
C. S. Duff , without n weapon of any
kind but atones , r.ays a Palo Pinto
special to tho-Now Orleans Times-Dem
ocrat. The Crawford boys sent word to
Mr. Duff that the lion was in their
neighborhood and for him to bring his
dogs. Ho responded prompt'y. 'Die
dogs wore BOOH in combat with the lion ,
and actually hold him while Mr. Duir
boat him to death with stonon. The
lion measured seven foot from the tip
of tils HOBO to the end of his tail.
George Gray , a farm hand living near
Pine Mill , Pa. , was attacked in an open
Hold by seven weasels that leauod from
a stone-heap , lie ran to the house ,
pursued by the spiteful liUlo beasts.
They Hprang for hit * throat , and hit him
severely all over the body. At the
house Gray was reinforced by two
other men. The thrco succce'dod in
driving oil the weasels , but not until
all the men had been severely injured.
Ida Lynch started to drown herself
by jumping from the lower bridge
across the Arkansas river at Little
Rock , but the watchman caught her us
she jumped , his hand catching in her
garter , which was strong , and thus
saved her life.
Miss Mary Anderson is visiting Baroness
von Huego ! , at Hompslead ,
J. K. Kinmot has another "new play , "
which will bo revealed soon. The huro , of
courftu , is the Interminable Fritz , .
On gond authority It is Htatcd thut thn
receipts of the Gorman uporu during its two
necks' stay la Uoston amounted to f5Ui)00.
Mildred Fuller , tlio pretty young daughter
of Cliiof Justice Fuller , of the supreme
court , hat written a three-act comcily culled
"Dream * . "
I'Voiu rnport * Just at hand It would appear
that the flr t appearance of Wugnor's "King
of tlio Nlbelung" In St. Petersburg passed
0 < T brilliantly ,
There is yet another How England play.
Latest Designs in
46-lnoh SWISS , 43o , worth 76o
45-Inch SWISS , COo , worth. 1.00
45-hieh SWISS , 76o , worth. 1,16
46-inoh SWISS , 80o , worth. 1,26
45-lnoh SWISS , 85o , worth. 1.05
45-lnoh SWISS , OOo , worth. 1.50
46-inoh SWISS , O6o , worth. 1.00
46-inoh SWISS , $1 , worth. . . 1.75
Just received , a fine
line of
Infants' Children's
From 75c up.
Infants' Long Cloaks in
cream and tan , at
$2.75 , worth $3.5O
$3.0O , worth $4.O6
$3.5O5 worth & 4.5O
Infants' Complet e Out.
It is called "Blackberry Farm , " and tlia
author is Clny M. Groeno. Ttioro will bo a
dozen moro probably before next season.
Moszkowskl appears to bo engaged on an
opera. So , at least , wo gather from the
Htuteniontthnt , during his late visit to War
saw , Boino fragments of ono wore found.
"Tlio Poachers , " a coinody which has mot
with much favor in Berlin and Vienna , is
now attributed to the quean of Uoumania ,
who 1ms another piece ready for representa
"Mark Twain" has boon introduced by the
success attending the performance of Mrs.
Frances Hodgson Burnett's "Littlo Lord
Fnuntloro.v" to dramatize his "Prince and
the Pauper.1
13 ncouraged by the over increasing pubho
demand for German opera , the city council
of Brussels has Just docldcd to make the ex
periment of Introducing it at the Belgian
capital next summer.
M. Henri Melhac , the well-known drama
tic author , bus inailo his formal entry Into
tno French academy. Ho was received by
M. Jules Simon and succeeds M. Labicha.
M. Melllmo wns born in Paris In 1833.
A Uussiun musical prodigy makes Joseph
Hoffman und Otto Hanger seem grown up.
Paul Kocsalshi IK four years of nge , and is
sniu to Imvo "masterly execution" on u piano
mndo to lit tils fingers.
It is now iinnouuccd that M. Coquelln and
Joanne Hading will net together again la
London in May. Thii makes thu publication
of Uio stories about , their mutual detestation
lonk very much like a more advertising
Tlie "Passlonsplol" of Obcrammorgau will
be played in 1890 , when its regular dccado
recurs. The commune has resolved to mnko
no important changes in the drama , although
there will b some abbreviations and n few
corrections. B
It now amicars that the season of I Ian
opera in Berlin in nnt nearly as successful at
wns ut first reported. Miss Van Zaudt mudo
but little of nn impression , and "Lakrao,1"
which wns produced for the drat time ,
proved scarcely more than n suncoa a'estimc.
After thn first week the management dc-
cliicil to reduce the scale of prices , and fllnco
thu attendance has Improved somewhat.
Ono of the most Into resting of the musical
features in connection with tlio Paris exhibi
tion will bo the revival of some of the operas
produced about the time of the tlrst revolu
tion. Among them will bo Palsiello's "It
Barhloro , " Ualayrno's "Uaoul do Crcqul , "
"Nlcodoruo dans la Lime , " by Consln-
Jacques , mid "Alndanio Angot , " by Uoraall *
Fran Comma Wagner lias written a letter
to liorr Anton Soldi , conductor of the Mot-
ropolltnu company of Now York , expressing
the hope that the production ot her Into hus
band's trlology In the western Mates will bo
as Hiicuessful ns it proved in the east. Slid
nays ; "America is a great Held for hlavorlt. .
It must not be misunderstood , or hulf under
stood. I do not think that U can fnlt to
grow. " Herr Soldi describes her as bol f
"terribly in earnest , living , like Clnru Schu
mann , to < lorlfy her husband's memory aud
faino. "
Women have got 05 nor cent of tlio 329,030
divorces grunted in thu United States in the
past twnnty yours.
Quo result of the tailors' strike In Erlo Is
the postponement of a fashionable wedding ,
the groom being unable to got his suit la
timo.Mm. . W. J , Cotton , of this 'city , and not
Itohoj-t Llnuoln und his wife , introduced
UuHHull HaiTl ou to Miss Suundor * , whom
ho afterwards married.
A newly wodilod pair from tlio country
blow out the gas in a Minneapolis hotel , uud
come- within an ace ot being In a position to
Kolvo the problem of problems.
Mysterious footfalls and door slams at night
have driven a freshly wedded pair from a
house nt Cedar Hill , Berks county , Punnsyl-
vanla , und oven the clous quit the premise *
at sunitown ,
The British divorce returns for thirty
years , ending In 1889. HUOW that tlieru were
10.MII petitions for divorce or duiBolutlon of
marriages , of which 7U3L'wcro successful ,
The increase since 1831 is gradual.
A Kingston , N. Y. , minister , married a
couple ODD night recently , nnd when signa
tures wore usked to the certificate it wai
found thut neither tno bride , groom , liost
limn , nor brldunmld could write tht-lr nntncs ,
'i'uoy nil signed by mailing murk * .