Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 28, 1889, Part II, Page 13, Image 13

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A Variety of Female Oharma In the
Omaha Public Schools.
Pconllnrlllcs nml Work of the Oinnlm
Tcnclicrs OOJ-B nnd Sorrow * ol'tho
rrofcsHlon Blnlrlnionlnl Incli
nations nnd Dlslncllnixtloiis.
Omnlm Tcncliors.
"No , I tvm not engaged , nnd don't
want to bo. "
It was a , short , thick-sot , vivacious
llttlo Bchoolnm'nm , with glossy-blnck
hair , largo , lustrous bine It oycs , red
lips , and the cutest kind of a pug nose ,
who thus portly replied to an innocent
Inquiry , the result of a conversation
relative to female teachers getting
"I know of several in Omnlia. however -
over , who tire , " she continued , "nnd
the wedding bolls will ring for them
before snow flics again. "
"Who lire the favored ones ? "
"Well , I won't give them away ;
they might not llko it. Then , if t did ,
they would bo sure to know where you
got your Information. "
"Are there many marriages among
those engaged in teaching ? "
"Tho average hero , where 215 are
daily hammering knowledge into the
minds of American youths , is not over
three or lour per year ; so you can judge
for yourself. But it is not because they
can't got husbands that so few enter
domestic life. There never wasa woman
BO homely that she couldn't ' lind some
fool man willing to have her. "
"You don't mean to imply , I hope ,
th nt the school ma'ams of Omaha are
ugly ? "
"No , not nil of them. There arc
few who might pass as beauties. "
"When they do take the plungo.what
.prompts them the yearning , burning
passion of love , n desire to bolter their
condition , to quit hard work as merely
the only means of soenrin g a homo. "
"Oh , gracious , nsk mo something
easier. How should I know ? Most of
them who have boon married , certainly
didn't do it for mon oy , because they are
mill teaching. Their husbands work ,
too , and together their income is sulli-
ciont to enable th em to live very nicely.
About 4 per cent labor at teaching be
cause they like it. wliile the balance
tire thus employed from necessity. They
must support themselves , nnd having
obtained nn educationprofor the school
room for the reason that , as a general
thing , they receive bolter pay than can
be had in any other profession or call
ing open to them. "
"Lo ) many of the girls have beaux' ? "
"All the good-looking ones do. "
"Then its strange you're not wearing
an engagement ring. "
"vVhat makes you think soV"
"If all the protly icachcrs have ad
mirers among the sterner sex you ought
to bo Iho adored of some very gallant
handsome young man. "
The little teacher blushed , laughed
merrily , and declared she \vas too busy
with her work to think of such things ,
and said : "I wouldn't have the best
man on earth. Mon are nuisances. "
"You don't mean that ? "
"Yes , 1 do. " i
"What sort of a person are you ? "
"Oh , t am perfectly independent. "
' 'Then you expect to live and die an
olu maid ? "
"Well , no , hardly.That's ditfcrent ,
you know. "
' Probably you feel that the world and
the things in it are not good enough for
you ? "
'Ah there's where you arc mistaken.
I am perfectly delighted with thin life.
I love to teach. I love to study the btars ,
to walk in Iho balmy oven'ing air , to
hear the birds sing , to paint landscape
pictures , to go to church , to have a
good time during vacation , but 1 don't
love any man. "
Desiring to ascertain moro about the
life and labors ot the fair creatures to
whoso care nnd training have been en
trusted the intellectual growth and educational
ucational bringing up of'so many chil
dren in this city , the writer sought
other teachers and continued his in
quiries. A tall , graceful , dig-
niflcil principal volunteered the
assertion lhat no brighter , moro intelli
gent , thoroughly conscientious , earnest ,
hard-working body of women could bo
found in any other city on the conti
nent. They arc sincere and enthusias
tic in the cause of education. There is
not a drone among them.
"Some people , " she continued , "may
Ihink our labors are easy , and that wo
have a good time , but that ia-beeaufe
they were probably never inside of a.
graded school. I know scores of loach-
orb who are so tired and weary when
night comes that they can hardly drag
one foot after the other. Tn addition to
being on their foot eight and nine hours
n day , they fool the otlccts produced
from nn anxiety and determination to
do well and make a good showing. "
'Yes , 1 can vouch for all she has told
you , " put in n 'companion , "and moro
too , Those who are fortunate enough
to hold positions in the larger and
moro centrally located buildings have
very few annoyances , but in some of
the outlying districts the work is any
thing but pleasant. No one but a
toucher can appreciate it.
"Tho children coirio to them raggt-d
nnd dirty ; many of thorn are ill-man
nered , uncivilized it would seem , and
rude. Maybe you think the woman
who can tmbduo and control them has a
happy lot. But they do it. The re-
Mil Is * in some o ! thesn places huve been
marvelous. A few of those teach
ing in the outskirts have poet
buildings nnd their accommodations
are not the best , conscciuontly the pleas
urable features connected with their
work are moro than ollsot by the nn-
noyancop. Tt Is , of coursethe ambition
of every woman teacher , as well as man ,
tobci-oino a principal. Naturally thai
gives them more salary , nlcn&nnter lu-
oor , moro iilluonco | and bettor advan
tages. The principals got 81,400 a
yeur ; their assistants and the nlghth
grade teachers $ MK ) ; all below that * 700 ,
except beginners whoso stipend Is flxo < ]
nt if 10 per month. This is Increased at
the rate of M n year until they reach
the $70 limit. There are throe or four
bpeclalb. For Inblanro , Mibs Kate M.
Dull figures as sniiorintondont of pen
manship and drawing rinU there nro two
who have charge of the instructions in
music. It is their duty to visit
every department In the city asoften
JIH posbiblo. Miss Bull says she Is on
the po BO much that street car fnro
ulono costs her $10 u month. The cost
of living is out of proportion to the sal-
urlcs. Twenty dollars is Iho minimum
( or board and room , but the nwjorlu
pay more than that. Some go us high
us $10 , Add to this their wash bills
clothing nnd little extras and you dis
cover that the surplnu capital on ham
each year nt the beginning of school Is
rather email. By the time a teacher
pays her current ox pen BOS out of nn $ SOO
eulBrjr eho doesn't Imve much left ,
Chose who got moro support themselves
accordingly. They are neither oxtrnv-
ngant or wasteful , but they are bound to
< oep up attractive appearances
Their pociul obligations nro limited. In
'net , all the society they have Is what
, hey make among themselves , at their
warding places and with gentlemen
ndmlrern. They arc never invited or
Introduced into what is known as the
jlddy whirl which , ! take itis fortunate
for them. Nevertheless , In that respect
Omaha is not like any other city. The
swell people here intimate by their ac
tions that wo are not ijood enough to bo
recognized and allowed to participate
In high toned parties and receptions.
But its no disgrace to bo ignored. No
reflections nro cast upon us that wo
notice or rare for. It is gratlfyintr to
know that the 215 teachers are perfect
ladles , know how to conduct
themselves wherever they nra nnd
would ornament any soclely. Shorlly
nftor Mr. Coburn was elected to n seat
in the board of education ho invited us
nil to his house one evening. I think
their wore two hundredor more , there ,
and a finer appearing gathering of
ladles I have never seen. They were
dressed tastily and fashionably , nnd
there intelligence was fully displayed
in brilliant conversation , indulged in
on sensible topics , instead of the silly
gossip usually hoard where one meets u
lol of alTccled butterflies.
"Of course Iho girls have beaux.
Why shouldn't they. No class of
the sex has a boiler rlghl lo
on joy Iho confidence and love
of men. They do nol waslo limo with
dudes. The young man who succeeds
in inducing an Ornaha school ma'am to
bo his sweetheart , must have moro
brains than is required lo enable him lo
btnoko cigarettes and twirl a cane. Wo
hate dudes. "
"But they don't all gel married ? "
"Oh , no , not by any moans. "
"Several old maids among you ? "
"Yes , indeed , but they're awfully
nice. "
"That much is granted. Boon disap
pointed in love , do you suppose ? "
"A few of thorn have , undoubtedly ,
could name one or two nt least , but that
wouldn't bo right , you know. There is
ono miss old enough to bo mv grnnd-
molhor , and I am no soring chicken. "
"About how do they range in ages ? "
"All the way from fresh , sweet , love
ly seventeen to wrinkled , gray haired
matrons of sixiy-llvc and sovonly.
Fourteen of Iho present force have
husbands. There are eight regular
and" two grass widows. Farnam slroot
school is soon to loose one ol its bright
est nnd prettiest toanhors on account of
marriage. So is Iho Long school , and
Ihoro are probably half a do/.on others
who will enler the bonds of matrimony
this summer. "
"It is believed by the public that
Superintendent James has some pots
among the teachers , is that a fact ? "
"Probably ho has , but I believe ho
tries to trcal all as near alike ns possi
ble. Every person has likes and dis
likes , therefore it is perfectly natural
for a man in his position to be influenced
more by ono than another. Some of the
the teachers have more winning ways
than othcrsyou know. They know how
to gel around him. These are Iho ones ,
too , who do a little wire pulling with
thobqnrdaud aroroost successful in get
ting Ihe bcsl positions. It is a well known
fact that merit doesn't always win.
Some of the touchers stand too much on
their dignity and think it beneath thorn
to bo polilicians , consequently they re
main in Iho lower grades and gel Iho
smaller salary when Ihoy might just as
\vell be at the top. The best posted and
smartest ones use diplomacy. They got
their friends to do the log rolling
and in every instance appeals for as
sistance have touched tender spots and
been the moans of elevating teachers
who , from ability , fitness and qualifica
tion were nol deserving. Rumor has it
that Mibs Ball is a great favorite , both
with the supeiintcndont and certain
members of Iho board. Now , Miss Ball
is not a particularly good friend of
mine , but if she is able lo "aland in"
and got whal she wanls , I admire her
all the more for it. She is ono of our
very best and most zealous teachers , is
always striving for the best iutorests of
the school , and deserves everything Iho
board can do for hor. Mrs. Kean also
scorns to have a strong hold at head
quarters. "
"Who arc the most successful loach-
ors ? "
"Well , excluding the principals ,
Misses Allen , Park , Isaacson , WycofT ,
Schlisingcr , Simonds , Bunker , Bicker ,
Rood , Rough , Cooper , Ellis , Began ,
Whitman , Pratt. Gladstone , Mack , Hub-
bard , Groonlee , Mrs. Webb and Mrs.
Hedge have produced splendid results.
This is not said , though , in disparage
ment lo any of Iho others , because they
are all very successful. No ono school
is noted for its prctly teachers more
than another. 1 could tell you , however -
over , lhat Grace Wilbor is doubt
less the host looking , most attract
ive woman in the lot : lhat Rona
Hamilton , of Walnul Hill , is a beauly ;
lhal Mrs. Warner , Miss Wood , Miss
Browner , Miss , Miss Hosteller ,
Miss Fitch and Miss Moriarty are strik
ingly attractive , hut my judgment
might not bo accepted. It's hard to
pick out and distinguish ono in any
quality without otTendiiif. some nthor.
"Miss Fees affects the literary bearing ,
wliile Miss Ball gives attention to mak
ing money. She owns and renls three
eight-room houses nnd , in nddition to
being a tall , languid , lusthqlic blonde
charmer , is really a haughty aristocrat.
I expect to see her driving out
vet in her conuh and four. Sarah
McOhonn. is studying the languages
preparatory to taking another trip
abroad , and the greatest nmhltloii ot
Mamie Fitch is to catch a French count , .
Miss McOnrty is the most popular and
witty among the instructors , and Miss
Newton has the reputation of ucing the
most courteous and charming of all the
principals. It is Miss Woods' desire to
chaperon a traveling party abroad IhU
biimmor , and Mica White is studying
elocution with a view of becoming the
legitimate successor of Mary Anderson
ns a star of the stage. Sue Is no more
ambitious than Mips Hamilton , whoso
aspirations are planted on Iho pinnacle
ranched'by famous prlma donnas. "
Il would ( ill volumes to pdrsonnll/.o
the entire corps and tell of their eccen
tricities. They are splendid women
and onlidtod in n good cause. Their
work bus Its joys and its sorrows. The
joys como with Juno , when school closes
and they go away to rest and rooupor-
ntv. But even that gets tiresome and
monotonous and they are always glad to
gut back ngnin and receive the honrty
welcomes of their pupils. The pleasures
of the school ma'nm after nil , uro groal-
et-t In Iho school room. About three
times a year she goes io Iho theater
and a great majority select the tragedy
ns their choice of entertainment.
laits nniedliucti In Oklahoma.
An army olllcer , familiar with Okla
homa , IB crcaditud with the statement
that among its indigenous productions
that will furnish employment and ob-
misivo fellowship with the settlers are
skunk ? and bedbugs. Of the former ho
says there are countless millions , and
they will bo found strong , pungent con
testants for iho country. The Indians
have been in the hnblt of killing them
nnd soiling their polls by the wagon
load. The soil IK full of the bcdbuga ,
and they are n thousand times wo roe
than the sand ( lew * .
Ho Dosorlboa the Rlso end Fall of
the Mormon Empire.
Excerpts From nn Old Nownpnpor
Which llcflcctn the Knrlr MRlitof
Mormon iToHrnnHsni Biogra
phy or niR-No'fcd ' GCOTRO.
Versatile Mormonq.
( CV ) ) > i/rf07if / , ISSa , lit ! Kf0 ( < ir 11 * .
In the spring of 1847 President
Brighnm Young started from Omaha by
full team from Utah. Ho had 14S
picked men of marriageable ago nnd
great .versatility , nlso eight of the
twelve apostles. These apostles wore
plain mon with thickset whiskers and a
great yarning to rosomblo.Eomo of the
tough element described in the biblo.
They wanted to inaugurate somewhere
n church which should bo solf-support-
ng and encourage the social instinclf
to a remarkable degree. Their chlo
ambition was to organize a paying
church , wherein Iho elders would nol
have to rely upon donations , and
wherein also the Old Testament idea of
homo might be carried out. So they
hitched up their calllo and steered
Ihclr caravan toward the west , over
"engo and saloratus , across unabridged
rivers and through mountain dolllos , "
which became still more so as the troupe
approached them.
Discovering the Great Salt Lake
Basin , they returned across Iho baking
powder desert , and on the 23d of December -
comber , at Council Bluffs , issued their
epistle recounting Iho disagreeable
repulsion from Nnuvoo , the fortunate
discovery of the Valley of the Jordan
and the Great Salt Lake , and recom
mending n reorganization of the church
by selecting a president , vico-prcsi-
dent , umpire and corresponding secre
tary. Mr. Brighnm Young , a rising
young rod whiskered man , who com
bined the philnuthropical instincts of
Jay Gquld with the keen social instincts
of the Duke of Mnrlborough , was chosen
The gang then wont into winter
quarters on the banks ot the soiled
The winter quarters were situated
upon Iho lauds belonging lo Iho Omaha
Indians , who foil sorry for the Mor
mons. Some of the holes in the ground ,
whore the saints lived , are still visible ,
although they were dug forty-three
years ago. A newspaper called the
Frontier Guardian was than published
by Elder O. Hyde. From it I make
A VKVT KXCKitrrs :
"The Apostles will hold a mooting
next week at Iho Bucket of Blood
saloon , for a general conference and in
terchange of thought.
"Elder Kimball will add another
story to his residence next week by dig
ging it seven foot deeper.
* *
"President Young was feeling quite
rocky all last week and thinks ho is
about lo have another revelation.
Should such bo the case , our readers
may rely upon the Guardian to nt once
correct the spelling and print it at an
early date.
* *
"Brother Blakcsloo , who was un
fortunately and fatnly wounded in a
watermelon patch before leavingNnuvoo
died yesterday in his dugout , which ho
had facetiously named Fernihurst-on-
Iho-Misbouri. Funeral services on Sat
urday nt his former residence , nftor
which his furniture will bo removed ,
nlso everything but Brother Blakcsleo
and Fornihurst will be filled up. "
Of course Iho above mcagorlv show
the character of the paper , but it was
said to bo newsy , bright , spicy , and at
times , comic.
In the early history of Omaha the
first successful club organised for mu
tual benefit was called
The object of this club was , according
to its preamble , lo boiler protect those
who had good and prior claims to lots
and lands.
The Claim club mot upon call of the
president , and wus addressed at times
by mon who were selected by the club
as thoroughly worthy. These aftor-
dinner orators slood on a barrel while
addressing the club , and at the close of
the speech the barrel was generally
kicked out from under them , leaving
thorn supporting their weight entirely
by moans of Iho neck. But nil lawless
acts of claim clubs were afterwards al-
tribulod to special clubs who ran an im
promptu business , something as the
white caps do now when they want to
whip a woman and are afraid lo do so
single handed.
The Arrow was the first Omaha news
paper. It starlod oul July 28.1854. It
was devoted to the arts , science , letters ,
climate , resources , agriculture , moan
temperature and politics. Mr. J. E.
Johnson waa.lho business manager , and
had four wives besides. It is needless
to say that he was
All aay ho would manage Ihe paper ,
and then , weary and exhausted , take
up the lask of successfully managing his
four soul's idols. Ho also practiced
law. Incidentally ho ran a blacksmith
shop and preached. Ho was an insur
ance ngonl , nnd kept a general store.
On a cold day ho would frequently ,
while drawing a gallon of molasso8shoo ,
a bronco mule , write a sermon on hu
mility and whip a wife. Ho would then
nut up Ihe molasses , wipe his fingers on
iiis whiskers and write an editorial en
titled "We Have Como to Stay. " Ho
remained in Omaha and Council Bluffs
until ono day ho saw a man enter the
store wearing u high silk hat. The
next day Mr. Johnson sold out his var
ied interests and wont to Salt Lake
City , where ho became the head of sev
eral moro families.
His wonderful voratllilyln matters of
business was obtained by driving u bob
tail car on Forty-second street , Now
York , while quite young , during which
lime ho had to drive u skittish horse ,
make change with his teeth , whip the
newsboys off the roar platform and
shove snow off the track at thq same
lime. Mr. Byron Reed has Iho "Arrow
complete witn the exception of No. G ,
Mr. Palllson was Iho editor. Ho was
also a successful obstotrican and under
taker , which frequently gave him a
scoop ever his rivals in Chicago , His
"Salutatory , " us Mr. N. O. Barrow , Iho
able associalo editor of Iho Boomerang ,
used lo say , utarts out ns follows :
"Well , strangers , friends , patrons ,
and the good neoplo generally wherever
in the wide world your lot may bo cast ,
and in whatever olimo this Arrow may
reach you ; here we nro upon Nebraska
soil , seated upon the stump of an an-
clont onk , which serves for an editorial
chair , and the top ot our badly abused
beaver for n tnblo , wo purpose odiling
the Arrow. " Ho then
Puttlson wag of a romantic mould and
murnod under a large tree during
a heavy thunderstorm. I do not know
why ho did this.
lie wrote some rcnl touchful things ,
ono of which wns called "A Night in
Our Sanctum. " It wont on to stnto
that there wn5 moro joy in ouo mo
ment of the glad , free , unfettered lifo
in the pralrlft * than a Ihoiitmnd years
In Iho boaonitiot civilization , wearing
suspenders and nulling dinner off till
after dark * ' Ho loved lo commune with
nnturo andjchow maroon plug tobacco.
Ho scorned Iho roar nnd bustle of the
crowded cities llko Dubuque nnd
yearned to nogtlo In the wild wood nnd
listen lo tnochipinonk'a honest bark.
Ho turned up his nose at Now York nnd
the other sottlomonls and wanlod to
lost lie back In the lap of nature and
live on her relatives.
But how changed ! Where once the
loud cry of the contending warriors , Iho
over warring clans of Iho Sioux and the
Omaha , clove the air , well dressed men ,
between the acts , come in and clove Iho
air. Where once Ihoro were no luxu
ries whatever , now we ride on nn clec-
Iric Iraln which docs Iho rapid transit
from ono extreme of Council BlulTs to
the lurthor extreme of Omaha. Where
once was heard Iho hiss of Iho arrow as
it sped on its xvny into the middle of a
white man who was looking the other
way , now all is changed. Where there
were once no residences , to say nothing
of hotels , i visited u town in interior
Nouraskn last week whore Ihoy had
a good holul with matches in
Iho olllco. "What do you
want it for ? " nbkod the landlord
when I said I wan led a match. I said I
had just chopped some wood and
wanted lo start a lire in my room if ho
\\ould lot mo have a match that ho was
not using. Then ho took a key out of
his pocket , blow a grain of wheat out of
it , and looking at mo with a keen ,
searching glance , opened a * drawer in
his desk , and got me a blue-headed
Omaha has some good hotels , but
good cooking is the last Ihing to pono-
Iralo inlo u now country , and especially
at hotels.
over jlvon in Omaha was In 1800 , at the
old JJerndou house , now the Union
Pacific headquarters. The company
had no sceuorv , because it was not on a
regular professional tour , so the man
ager borrowed a bolt of muslin from
Tootle & Jackson'd store and miulo a
curtain , allowing Iho same background
lo figure in all Iho scenes.
Later on nn Uncle Tom's Cabin com-
pnny , provided with a blind bloodhound
and a death bed , played there lo good
business. Omaha has always boon
gonllo and kind toward rocky shows ,
i have been Ihoro Iwice myself.
My attention has only recently been
called to Iho discovery miulo by a Dr.
Molschulkowsky. &c. , of Odessa , in the
state of Europe , of u now method for
tronling spinal troubles by means of
suspension. Dr. Lewis A. Sayro has
also been accredited A'lth the invention
of the apparatus by which the patient
is so susponfdgflj as to otnvighlen and
clontrate ifb bpine.
I hone IttMiyjprovo successful , and in
Iho fuluro oofso perfected as lo afford
great relief lo Ihoso who sufTor in Ihis
way , bul it diuVnot work with us years
ago when wo tyled il on a patient known
ns I | /
nja grosED OKOUGK.
B. N. Gcortro was a sornnnmubulibt ,
and had been for years. A somnambu
list , and troubled with color blindness ,
so that timo' and again ho would bo
found somowbg're wandering around in
Iho nighl , also on dishabille , riding a
piralo horso. when his wns black. Col
or blindness got Big Nosed Georco into
bovoral of ilio o tempos , till at last it
occasioned bomo tnlit , and people come
to speak to him about it. It was then
lhat ho got his buck up , and in order lo
reduce Ihis spinal curvature , some ac
quaintances tried this supnnsion
Possibly it was carried to excess , or
thoii again his overshoes might have
boon too heavy. Anyhow , when a man
wont back thorp a day or Iwo afterward
lo ask George if Iho draughl was lee
slrong for him , or if his head seemed lo
bo high onouch no was shocked lo find
lhat B. N. George wus no more.
People who make scientific expori-
mpnls lhat way cannot bo too careful.
Big Nosed George loft a wife and four
small children. Also n wife and two
still smaller' children. Ho loft thorn
about two years before his death.
A western paper at the time of the
accident said : "Wo were in error
about the brilliant meteor soon night
before last at about 11 o'clock. It now
proves to have been the bugle of Big
Nosed George , who at that time as
cended a telegraph polo by moans of his
nock. Biki. NVK.
Very Inrcco mesUotl not is used for oatiro
cnstumos of black not.
Plnul wool school gowns for inisso3 nro cut
on lliu bias throughout.
Plaid frocks lor little clrls and young
misses are cut on the bins throughout.
Fringes of every lentjUi , rolornnd dovlco ,
liavo again been taken into universal fuvor.
A novelty In garden-party hats is a Inrjro
Dlroctolro moJol aiado of light birch and
rustics intertwined.
Embroidered scalloni at the foot of skirts
are by no means so stylish as a plnlu bom
with insertion ubovo it.
Slight tournurcs are to bo scon in street
costumes , but'slyla Join ands lhat house and
ovanlug toilets should bo perfectly Hat.
Dainty llttlo drcsa wraps made of the
fabric matching the gown , are still highly
popular hi tailor costumes for the promeuuda.
House waUU of silk or wool in any of a
hundred utuiTs nnd patterns nro now worn
with different skirts at any hour of the day.
A pretty httlo neck rig is of Indian muslin'
plaited In double box plaits upon n plain
foundation nnd tied with rlcti colored rib
Accordcon pleated [ pnrasols to match ac-
cordeon pleatod'KOwna are now but clumsy
looking. Another novelty U an umbrollu
gathered betwetm Iho ribs.
Loud ness is ttho characteristic of now
French hosiery. Nearly nil the stocking ) !
have black grounds barely visible through
blocks , squares ud stripes.
Many dainty p/ircalo and gingham frocks
for .ittlo glrbs from three to ton yours of nuo
have stitiiulatcttplfn ; | > 3 and sleeves of finely
tucked whltb cambrlu or embroidery sowed
in thorn.
Many of the nw sleeves nro shlned Into n
point at the tinnholo , a band of galleon form
ing n cap or fjoakoy , a similar band conceal
ing the iicam. wl > l ti Joins the full part to Iho
deep cuff. ,
Braces of ribbon , finished with shoulder
bows and ktols | < of falling loops and ends tit
Ido point whcT. ho braces unite nt the waist
nro effective , , md dressy garnitures for the
The new summer dress fabrics have such
nn nlr of delicious daintiness , and are In mich
perfect accord with ribbons and laces , that
each year they seem to offer new posslblll
tics for artistic gowning.
Ligbl weight camel's hair cloth , nun's
cloth , nun's voillntr , plain and figured , and
line close twilled French gorges nro favorite
stuffs for tllo stylish woollen robe dress so
largely worn this spring ,
Bonnets are without exception close-fitting ,
Tnoy uro most stylish wltli uu Alsatian bowen
on top ns the principal trimming. Luco bon
nets may bo finished at the edpro with finely
plultod frills. Jetted bonnets are the thing
for ladles of more mature years.
A bride In mourning has no bildosmaUls ,
wears a traveling gown of pulo grav cloth
or camel's hair , tuuy uuvo n bouquet , though
It U not de ngucur , and must bo all white
orcUo of purple lilacs , ho must go quietly
to church ut 13 o'clock with the very smallest
possible amount of bridal Ihumnery ,
Why Rich MIsa HlRRlua Mnrrlod
Farmer Boy Jolp.
A. Circus Attraction Wliloh Wasn't
on ttio nuts-How Jcfl * Dnvlfl Won
Ills I'ntlier-lii-Imw An
Almshoiiso llclr.
Little Itomanccn.
Louis .Telp , boyish In appearance ,
wont to Louisville the other day with
Miss Mnlonda Higglns , n lady much
older than ho , and they were married
In Now Albany. Jolp. who is only
seventeen years old , woat out that
morning to lay oft corn ground for his
father. Ills mule became refractory
and ran away. The father wont into
the Hold and gave the boy a sound
thrashing. Young Jelp , when ho getaway
away , wont to Iho homo of MissIIigglna ,
who owns Iho adjoining farm , and told
her how ho had been misused. She
proposed as n moans of 'escape from his
father's wrath that ho marry hor. The
youth accepted and the knot was tied.
Miss Iliggins is forty-one years old and
wealthy. _
"Ladles and gentlemen , " said the
ring-master at Mardcl's circus in Bir
mingham. Ala. , the other night , "I sup
pose I will have to npologlso , but there
is an act not down on the bill to-night.
The high contracting parlies will please
slop forward. " At this juncture Mr.
Frank Uunovant , who acts "on the Hy
ing trapeze" under the non do plume of
Prank Comco , and his partner , Miss
Belle Eatman , who has boon perform
ing with him for some months , stopped
into the middle of the ring and were
joined in the holy bonds of matrimony.
The ovnngelist , Hov. John Henderson ,
performing the ceremony. Miss Eat
man is only fifteen years old , and is
quite pretty. _
A romnntie story connected with a
young Frenchman of Full River has
just been brought to light. His name
is Tancrcd Roussnl , and ho was loft an
orphan in Canada at the ago of ton
years. Ho had a brother who loft homo
twenty-one years ago two years before
Tancred was born and consequently
the latter never know of his where
abouts. Some time aero Tancrod wont
from Fall River to Bristol , R. I. , to
work as a mason's apprentice , and one
day entered into conversation with
a fellow employe about his for
mer homo in Canada. When ho
told the workman his name and the
circumstances of his lifo , the latlor re
plied lhat ho know of another orphan
surnamed Roussol , immensely rich , who
resided in British Columbia , Canada ,
and suggested that ho might bo the
brother whom Tancred had mentioned
as his only relative. Tancrod hnd
doubt of ever being able to lind his
brother , but was finally induced to send
a letter to British Columbia to inquire
about the matter , lie received a reply
asking him to give the names ot his
father and mother as proof of his
identity. The mimes were right , and
the two brothers ifuvo been united.
The first marriage of Jefferson Davis
was of a somewhat romantic character.
After graduating at West Point ho was
ordered to Fort Crawford at Prairie du
Chion , Wis. , the post then commanded
bv Colonel Zachary Taylor. The daugh
ter of the latter , Mi&s Snllio Knox Tay
lor , at once foil desperately in love with
the handsome and and intellectual
young lieutenant , and the all'oction was
reciprocated , but the old colonel was
averse to any match-making under the
circumstances and peremptorily forbade
Davis from visiting his quarters except
in an ofllciiil capacity. The lovers
managed to see each other by stratagem ,
however , and one morning nt daylight
they were missing. The household was
instantly aroubed , the servants intor-
rogated'and a search made , but coining
was elicited save that the door of the
stable was open , four horses were gene ,
and their tracks indicated a hasty de
parture. Further examination of the
promises showed lhat Lieutenant George
Wilson , brother of Thomas S. Wilson ,
of Dubuque , la. , and Mi&s Street , daugh
ter of General Street , had likewise sud
denly disappeared. There was but one
conclusion , and in less than an hour
every man , woman and child in the vil-
lago'know all about the runaway match.
Colonel Taylor was enraged and de
clared with an oath as strong as ho over
used thai under no circumstances would
ho forgive Davis or become reconciled
lo his daughter's disobedience. Six
teen yours passed. "Old Zach" was in
command of the United States army in
Mexico , and serving under him was
Colonel Jefferson Davis , at the head of
the famous First Mississippi rilles. At
the battle of Buena Vista this regiment
covered icsolf with glory , but Davis ,
while leading one of its charges at a
critical moment , fell severely , and. it
was supnosed , mortally wounded. Ho
wus berne from the Held and that even
ing General Taylor , mounted on Old
Whitney , paid him a visit. Dismount
ing , ho stopped to tiio colonel's col and
extended his hand.
"JofT , " ho said , "you have saved Iho
day with your glorious rilles ; now lol
bygonea bo bygones ; Knoxi ( the name
by which ho always called his daugh
ter ) knew your worth and mettle bolter
than I did. "
From.that moment , through the war ,
and indeed until the death of President
Taylor , the warmest friendship existed
between Iho old companions in arms ,
Nol long ago there died at Iho state
almshouse al Towksbury a colored man
who , unknown lo himself or lo Iho
otllclals.was Iho legal and acknowledged
owner of real estate worth many thou
sands of dollars. Born a slave in Con
necticut more than a century ago , ho
would have become free in ISO ! ) by Iho
operation of the law of 1874. Yet such
was Iho dread of his parents lhat ho
would in the interim bu kidnapped and
taken bouth nnd so lost to thorn forever ;
thai ho was carried in his mother's
arma.whllo yet an infant lo the vicinity
of Stonington and committed to iho
care of an Indian woman named Nlco
The boy was called Francis Freeman ,
and ho remained in the Nnrragansott
tribe sovcn years. Freeman had several
sisters nnd brothers , and when his sis
ter Mary died , in 188il , a litigation over
her estate began. The property was
sltualed in Bridgeport , Ocean Grnvo ,
N. J.and Sea CHIT. It. I. She lefl Iho
eslato to Rev. Albert Nusii , to her
nurse , Mary Juno Brown. and her physi
cian , Dr. Holmes. The Nnugatuck rail
road later acquired part of the estalo.
Freeman attempted to have the will sot
aside and finally buccoedcd. Last Jan
uary Iho estate was vested in him by
order of the court , but Freeman was
pat > t enjoying it. Ho died of old ago
the other day , oblivious of his good
fortuno. Ho has no kindred.
* 4 SEE THAT THE + *
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Surgical Institute ,
N. W. Cor. 13th ami Dodge Sts. , Omaha , Neb.
Chronic and Surgical Diseases and Diseases of the Eya and Ear ,
J. W. McMENAMY , M. D. , President ,
And Consulting Physician nurt Surgeon.
Organized with a full staff of Skilled Physicians , Surgeons and Trained Hurm
This establishment is a permanent medical institution , conducted by thoroughly
educated physicians and surgeons of acknowledged skill and experience. Iho
Institute bindings , situated on the noitlmest corner of Thirteenth and Dodge
streets , is composed of two largo thrco-stoiy brick bindings of over ninety rooms ,
containing our Medical , Surgical and Consultation Rooms , Drug Store , Laooratory ,
Offices , Manufactory of Surgical-Appliances and braces , and the Boarding Depart
ment for Patients , in chaigb of competent persons , constituting the largest and
the most thoroughly equipped Medical undSurgical Establishment In the West , ono
of the three largest in the United Stntes , and second to none.
Wo have superior advantages and facilities for treating diseases , performing
surcical operations , boarding and nursing patients , which , combined with our
acknowledged abllitv , experience , responsibility and reputation , should make the
Omaha Medical and Surgical Institute the first choice.
You can come direct to the Institute , day or night , as we have hotel accommo
dations as good and as cheap as any in the city.
"SVo make this explanation for the benefit of persons who may feel inclined to
KO fiutbor cast for medical or surgical treatment and do not appreciate the fact
that Omaha possesses the luigesl and most complete Medical and Surgical Insti
tute west of New York , with a capital of over $100,000.
Best Facilities , Apparatus nnd JJcmertles for Successful Treatment ot
every form of Disease requiring MEDJOAL or SUKGJLCAL.
In this department we'aie especially successful. Our claims of superiority over
all others aio based upon the fact that this is the only medical establishment man
ufacturing surgical braces and appliances for each individual case. We have
three skilled instrument makers in our employ , with impioved machinery , and
have all the latest inventions , as well as our own patents and improvements ,
the result of twenty years' experience.
The treatment of diseases by electricity has undergone great changes within the
past few years , and electricity is now acknowledged by all schools of medicine as the
gieat remedy in all chronic , special and nerve diseases , for nervous debility , par
alysis , rheumatism , diseases of women , etc. , and in many eye and car diseases it
is the most valuable of all remedies.
In order to obtain its full virtues , it is absolutely necessary to have the proper
apparatus. We have lately purchased three of the largest and most complete
batteries manufactured , so constructed as to give the most gentle as well as the
most powoiful current. Persona tieated at this Institute by electricity recognize
at once the difference between our expensive and complete electrical apparatus
and the common , cheap batteiies. in use by many physicians. Over a,000 , dollars
invested in olecliical apparatus.
Wo claim to be the only icliable , responsible establishment in the west making
a specialty of this class of diseases. Dr. McMcimuy wan one jf the first thorough
ly educated physicians to make a special study of this class of diseases , and his
methods ami inventions have been adopted by specialists in Europe and America ,
lie is the inventor of the Clamp Compiess Suspensory , acknowledged the best in
use. All olheiH are copied after his invention. liy "moans of a simple operation ,
palnlei-s and safe , recently biought inlo use , we cuio many cases that have been
given up as incurable by medical treatment. ( Head our book to meil , tent free to any
uiiltlress. )
We have had wonderful .success in this department iu the
past year , and have made many hnprovomnms in our facili
ties for treatment , operations , artillcial-nyos , etc.
We have greatly improved our facilities and methods of
treating cases by correspondence , and are having better
success in this drpui tmeut than over boforo.
We me fully up to the times in all the latest inventions in medical and Burgloal
operation ! ! , appliances and Instruments. Our institution ! H open for investiga
tion to any portions , patients or physicians. Wo iuviUi all to coiiespond with or
visit us before taking tieatment olsewbeic , believing that avihit or consultation
will convince any intelligent person that it is to their advantage to place them
selves under our caio.
Since thin advct Ihemmt Jlrst finpcriml , muny bMUtliny jnctemlers mZ framln havt
come fimZ 170110 and many more will came nnd yo , remmnbucd only by their ui\foitunut \
und foolish victims.
"A snail inrcsliyatcii , firs ? anil dcci < kn ufterwaftln ,
A fool ihciilcs first , then iin'UttiytitM.1 '
The Omuha Mcdicul and Siiri/iral / Institute in inilnrsut by the people and the press.
More cttpital invented , more nkillcd physicinni miyldyed , more modern ttppliunces , in
mtnts and npnaratm in ? w , mote caws haitrd und citrtd. more successful Ktii
oiwatunfi perjormtd , Hum in all oilier medical ei'nbUslnncntii in the H'tst combin'd.
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OHYlJllKN Dl/ltlM ! CONFINKVIKNT , ( .Klflctly I'lUlttOJ ,
Only Kcllablo Modlcnl Institute Making u Specialty of
All IllooJ nisuancii iipoc5fnlly treated. Sj phlllllu Poison removed from tlio BJCtem wltUotjt
ineroiiry. Now llustorutlvo Trfainuwt tor LOJS of Vital 1'ounr , I'atluntsuimlilo to visit luniuy
bo treuie < l nt liomu by L-om'8 | > omlniip < i. All comnuniliutloiis conlldt'iitlul , Mudhituot or Instrii-
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