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a' I SEEN FI10M A WINDOW.
'RICH AND RARE SCENES WITNESSED
IN A CUFtTAINLESS LODCE-ROOM.
Jp""t Experiences of a Candidate He
Is Oliia an Kioallent Ide of tba Vpa
and Downs or Life.
... o bs Initiated Into
'nbIbbW soma of tbo tecret
njiJJ3W tflito soclatlea of the
'MlflffaWl T5 dy ,s hllarloua
Cl mPqI- V and alde-spllttlng
' ' I KIIYi.4 3lrfornll con-
1 Hllf cerncd except tbo
I VH7 candidate. It la a
M -JL kind of basing
W0 Zf frolic. When tie
" head of tho bouse-
If hold, ao called,
cornea homo late
at night and tells bis wife with a grave,
dccoroui faco that ho haa "been to tho
dodge," and that there waa "a good deal
'Of extra work golnjj on," tho fond soul
thinks her husband haa been engaged In
one Important though necessarily secret
business connected with the manage,
racnt of tho benovolent aocloty to which
bo bolongs, and that without his pres
ence at the meetings tho Ljclotjr would
.go to the bad.
Instead of that ho has boon helping to
put some conBdlng victim through a
course of involuntary gymnastics that it
would malto a graven imago of John
-Calvin laugh to ace.
. Tuero Is a certain lodge of good
brethren that holds Its sessions on a
third floor not a thousand miles from
ths corner of Stato and Madison streets,
. ., aays tho Chicago Tribune, tbo dato of
, t meeting bolng not a thousand years re
mote from' the first Saturday evening of
each month. Tbcso brethren are not
-always as enrnful as they should bo In
closing tho bunds that keep the prying
-oyo of tho "cowan and eavesdropper"
from seeing what goes on Inside the
Uodgcrooin, and on a certain evening
,- some months ago aovsral young mon
I Tfho had nothing better to do. nnd who
LiSHBaVvl aaa aaw aaaw aaaj
1 Kg TnB CANDIDATE.
t M happened to And tiiumselve In a com-
minding location, waiched tho process
M of initluting a candidate into tho rays-
U terlos of tho order. They could uot sec
M tho wholo performance, but they saw all
01 its principal features, and their account
9 -of it Is faitufiilly glveu below.
ft& The candidate, about whoso eyes a
111 "bandago had been tied, was marched
t2i urounil tha room several times and led
Hi up iu frout of tho official at tho further
B -ond.presuraably the Vico-Somo-lhlng-or-
' Ml -Otbor, wbCro ho appeared to tako an
-I m -obligation of somo Kind. lie raised his
I. & Tight arm and extended It upward to its
Eg "full Isngth. IIo held It Micro so long
Q that it began to get tired aud it dropped
little. A watchful brother stonpl up
behind him and pushed the nrm up. IIo
Hi held It straight up again for a llttio
m while and again it began to droop.
Then it was pushed up again, and every
J timo tho poor fellow let his arm down
I Ml over ao little somuhody shoved it up.
I At last ha couldn't aland it nnv longer
S Fjj and dropped his arm to his side, ills
1 M -tormentor theta led him to somo part of
I fl tho lodgo-room out of tho range of tho
If watchers' vision.
M Si Wbcn next ho enmo In sight, a few
JE Mi minutes latcr.ho waa attired In his shirt,
US drawers, aud socks. All his outer gar-
ijsj mouts had been removed. In this airy
1 uniform he was led, still blindfolded. Into
jD the majestlo presenca of the same official
H -that bl administered the obligation to
V H him. This worthy roso up, and tho two
1 H -confronted each other for about ten
I 91 minutes, tho time being occupied, seem
1 (H ingly. In the delivery of a long charge
I'l orlccturs. Tho candidate shifted un
I IB easily from ono foot to tho other, as If
M 11 impatient to have it over. If ho had
11 known what was coming ho might not
Ml have been lu such a hurry. But this
m H Tart of tbo ceremony cams to an end at
, jH last. Ills conductors turned him about
nnd ho seemed to fall on his knees.
II Tho brethren gathered round him so
jjH' thickly thnt tho watchers could not seo
Kjn "what they were doing with him, but it
mKj "was certn'in tboy were not putting any
'Ma jSj anore clothes on him, for when ho was
fljf'fjl permitted to rise ho was seen to bo in
"-H M the samo deml-tollet as before.
' m fa .. IIo was ucxt conducted around the
W IE room, n brother lin ling blm by each
S m arm. A blanket or rug had been brought
M n -out from sumo mysterious recess in tho
m lodge-room, aud as ho walked along thta
' W m "wns apread out on tho floor in front ot
S",B I'm. Wlieuover bo slopped on It In tho
XI -coursp of his rambles It was Jerked vlo-
99 lently out from under lilm and down ho
Ml went, being saved from sitting hard on
i the floor by tho brothren who bad hold
5jSjj -of bis nrmi. They Jerked him up
jkm again, TliU performnnco was repeated
.Mm in" o dozen times or more, tho brethren
'JIS T?,' weru "ol "tbcrwiso engaged In
vR9 making it pleasant for the candidate
jH Amusing themselves jl he .walked by
,J1L ifLL K fe
banging film with things that looked
like hugo bologna sausages and proba
bly were cloth bags stuffed with straw
or sawdust. They pounded him with
these and flung them at him as ho
flounderod and cavorted on the treacher
this TtuAcn&nons nua.
Meanwbllo a zealous brother with an
oblong wooden box supposed to contain
shot rolled them from ono end to tho
othor by raising each end alternately,
tho object being to convev the Idea that
a terrific storm was assisting at the initi
ation. Another zealous brother tapped
a deep-toned boll at Intervals.
This portion" ot tho corcmony over tha
candidate was pormitted to rest a few
moments. A dozen or so of the mem
bers took off their coats and prepared
for the serious business that waa to fol
low. They marched tho doomed man,
still blindfolded, abou,t the room a few
times more.and conducted blm to a plat
form or stand about three feet high.
This stand was near tho center of tbo
room. They lifted him up and stood
him on top ot It. The brethren who
had taken their coats off brought out a
big blanket and held It stretched out
tightly In front of tho helpless wrotch.
At a prearranged signal the man with
tho shot-box turned on another storm,
the boll sounded dolefully through tho
room again, and a stalwart brother, who
had taken his position behind tbo
candidate, gave him a quick push and
tumbled him hoadlong into the blanket
outstretched to rccolve him. The eager
watcbenton tbo oulalde crammed their
handkerchiefs Into their mouths and
took In tho entertainment. They saw
the athletes who held tho blanket bond
to tboir work. Tliey saw the victim of
that confidence game tossed six feet
into tbo air at tbo first Jerk. lie camo
down on his hoad and Went up again
llko a feather. At the third bounce bis
heels kicked tho ceiling, lie clutched
and pawed at tho air, his hair stood on
end, be made desparato efforts to save
himself, but tho fun waxed faster aud
more furious, nnd up and down bo
bounced, end over end, now stiffening
btmself nnd now flopping limply, while
the sound of the racing storm continued
and tha deep tone of the bell.rang In his
ears like tho knell of a lost soul. The
grunts of tho blanket tossers as thoy
stiffened tbolr backs kopt time, time,
tlmo. In a Kind of jorking rhyme to the
see-saw motion of tho earnest brother
who stood on a chair and churned bis
aims up and down liko Parlck Barsflcld
Gilmoro conducting an anvil cuorua.
With the regularity of a machine thrsa
costless ornaments of tho mystical
brotherhood tossed the Inltlato into tbo
air, without slipping an eccentrlo or
missing a ccg. Every ono of them had
gono through tha mill himself, and he
was getting oven.
They tossed blm till thoy were tired,
and then with a final jerk that banged
blm aealnst the colling they stopped,
rolled him from the blanket to tbo floor,
and stood over blm panting. They had
conveyed to his mind aomo Idea of the.
ups and downs or life. If ho had failed
to receive ills monoy's worth the blame
did not rest on their consciences.
After a short time the recipient of all
these fraternal attentions was conducted
to the dressing-room In tbo cornor, the
bandago was removed from bis eyes,
and he was permitted to put on bis
,; (Ut f
TUB DP AUD DOWN OF LJFE.
lie wiia then conducted to the presid
ing official, who apparently explained to
him the symbolic meaning of tho solemn
ordeal bo bod gouo through and in
structed him in tho grips, signs, and
tokonsot tho Initiatory degrco that had
Just bcon conferred upon him,
These Instructions given, the right
hand of fellowship was extended to tho
candidate and bo was declared a duly
initiated member of the order, after
which tbo other members crowded about
blm and congratulated blm, and tho
ceremony was at an end.
Aud now, with this flood of light let
in on the doings of tho Bubllmo Order of
Fizzennctums, tbcro is no reason why
the wives of tbo devoted brethren who
meet from timo to time to counsel,
admonish, and strengtbon one another
In the discharge of tbo duties devolving
upon tbem as members of a most noble
order should not establish a Subllmo
Sisterhood, with equally solemn rites
and coicmnplcs. This Is the day for the
emancipation ot woman. Let her stand
upon her rights. Let her have lodges of
hef own, and let bnr husband stay at
home lodgo nights and mind tbo baby
while she goes to participate in the work:
of initiating some slater into tho sacred
raystones or an order within whose hal
lowed confines no prying husbaud shall
over poke nls meddlesome nose.
Viciorion Sard on, thu French play
wright, Is uutorinjj his 60th vour In ro
bust ami vigorous honllh. He has u ov
er buon ill, nnd attribute tils Im
munity from disease to the fact that lie
tulccs eight hours' sleop every night
and Is novr bothered by bU digestion.
"For men mar come and men may jo, hut I
Boianir the noet of the' brook; 'twas far
from hit ucsltrn.
I)ut 1 have a dr-op Impression that a better
Could Ijh round for certain persons in tho
I.lko the Rrltljr shadoof IUnquothcy ublqult
mint? pop In
On those fcitlrnl occasions when I fill a par
At the teething- melodrama or nonchalantly
At a VHUdovllta performance for tho latest
Tlmo trln In vain to wither and custom can
not stale Vtn,
Unmoved alike br satire and tho classlo
With a beautirul assurance that neror seems
to fall 'em
Tbtr tilosrom like the pansics In the Bprlnir
time of each rear.
Bpeaklnir mildly, thpjr fstlffue mo and Inspire
me with a languor.
Or, expressing- It less obastelr, mako mo
tired as lcn be.
And I'm really forcd to speak of, mora In
sorrow than In aniror.
Tiro all pervading- features that are harrow
ing to inc.
A gay anulirctleful maiden la Miss Talbot
Who perform" unique gyrations to a tune
by Myi r I.utz.
Wlilla shn ffnrtilfs with the softness of a vig
And tangles up her back hair nlth tho but
tons on bor boots.
Woaro Henry, Miss M Chester, of your sklrt
lct and your prnnclnir.
On ynurnllnpntliloprvscncowo nro now In-
f lined to froim,
fancy youM do bt tier with your accent
At the ll'limplro orHhe H'Oxford of your
bloouilu' Lunnon toirn.
Two lonir acknnnlodgcd artists In tho humor
Of tho natives of the Orcon Islo aro tho
Dearest ruHdor. I bavn heard tbem. I bavo
suffered that nflllcllon,
And tirlloro m wbcn I tell you tboy'ro tbo
worst I'vo over seen.
Tla their sonir that makes mowrary, steels
my hourt nnd makes mo chilly,
Caueo me to fumo and tn titter till my man
ly bosom bhoIIs,
Wlion they slnir about their 8 illy, softly war
Mo of their Nelly,
Telling liow they li.ro lo moot thorn In the
scented moonlit uclls.
A Itoyul Itomnnuo.
"There's a turned-down page,"ftssome
writer has said, "In every human lifo."
Bvon stout, comfortable, gouty Quucn
Victoria in her stuffy mourniu";, worn
io persistently nil tlieso years fof liar
royul cuusnrt, has had hur romance.
Lord Kllonborougli. whoso death .re
cently took place, was, so says an Ku
glsh writer, n sweetheart of tho youth
ful Queen many years ni;o. Tho two
lovers woro very ilovotod toench other,
and thu Qucon pleaded with her coun
sellors and advisors for tho privilege of
choosing 111 tn as her consort. Hut with
thu usual perversity of nffulrs of the
heart matters of state mado tho union
undesirable nnd reason prevailed over
Jove. Victoria proposed, instead, to
tho Gorman l'rincu she wedded, nnd
Ellcnborough was prusontod with a
commission in the nriuy, which trans
ported htm safely out of the way to
India, where ho distinguished himself
after tho matinor of disappointed lovers
by his reckless -daring and bravery.
Hi oro are somo disadvantages in bo.
ing Qucon and having plenty of spend
ing money. To bo required to pro
pose to one's future husband is some
thing of an ordeal, nnd bolng com
pelled to -propose to the man tho nation
chooses, nnd at the samo time sign tho
papers which banishes the man you
iovn by tho vory peoplo over whom
you aro supposed to reign, must be
almost ns annoying as getting along Id
lifo without a coronet or crest.
15 ut all that happened years ago, and
the royal lady is a great grand-mother
now. and has forgotten all about such
trlflos, and is as happy as a pot pussy
if only her shoes aro loose ami easy, If
tho royal butler doesn't forgot her
favorlto dish of walnuts at dlunur, and
if her stock of India shawls supplies
her wedding presents.
Frnnk Do Witt Talmage, son of tho
famous Brooklyn preachur, Is lecturing
in Western cities. He is a young mau
of 21, of dark complexion and soma
what resembles his father In facial ex-
Jiression. IIo shows uvldenco of huv
ng been carefully' trained in oratory,
but his delivery Is crude aud hi
cesturos nro not spontaneous.
When roa have orcr-cxerted yourself by
running, Jumptntr, or working, there Is noth
Ing that will relieve the soreness of your
Joints and muscles so quickly and effectually
as Salvation Oil, the greatest euro on earth
for pain. Price 25 cents.
No, Frlcilerlke, though you do murder tho
German language, jou nro no germicide.
This certifies that I bale used Dr. null's
Cough 8 rap and found It tn be what It Is
represented. I can safely snv that It has
helped my couch (which I might say was
chronic). anil I chccrfullv rcioinmeml It to all
those allllctrd. II. AV. DoNNrixr,
04 Kast 131st Street, New York.
orange In nn Ilrriiunllno.
Thoro nro upward of 5, 000, 000 orange
troos in nod bod In this county. This
Is over threo times tho numbor eot out
in In orchard form In tho county. Hut
each year tho demand for trcos in
creases. At tho proscnt ratio of In.
croaso two years from now 1,000,000
will bo planted annually In this county
alono. As many troos aro shlppod
Into San Diego nnd othor counties, and
if 11 tho troos now in sood bod should
mature to a condition for planting,
thoro will bo but llttio danger of an
, overstock. But many of thoso troos
will bo klllod by frost nud from neg
lect and othor causes. San Bernardino
riinugea of Climate
Kill mora people than Is concrally known. Par
ticalarly Is this tha case In Instances where the
constitution Is delicate, and amona our Immi
grant population seeking new homes la those por
tions of the West, and where malarial and typhoid
feters prevail at certain seaions of the'year. The
best preparatlT for a change nf climate, or for
diet and water which that change necessitates, Is
Hosteller's Stomach Hitlers, which not only for
tifies the system against malaria, a variable tem
perature, damp, and the debilitating effects ot
tropical beat, but Is also the leading remedy for
coastlprrtlon, dyspebsla, liver complaint, bodily
troubles specially apt to attack emigrants and
visitors to regions near tbo equator, mariners and
tourists. Whether used as a safeguard by sea
voyagers, travelers by land, miners, or of agrlcul.
turtsts in newly populated districts, this Una
specific has elect ted the most favorable testimony.
Fire Is said to be a pood servant, but It Is
apt to go out nights all tho same.
lllalne Ins bought a tOS.OOO house In
It costs 04 cents to ran a train a mile In
Tbo dally surplus ot births over deaths In
tbo United Kingdom Is 1,500.
Six roll lions of dead letters are annually
torn and sold as old paper In Washington.
A. Bellanger, Propr., Stove Foun
dry, Montaguy,, Qiiebep, writes: "I
have used August Flower for Dys
pepsia. It gave me great relief. I
recommend it to all Dyspeptics as a
very good remedy."
Ed. Bergeron, General Dealer,
Latlzon, I,evis, Quebec, writes: "I
have used August Flower with the
best possible results for Dyspepsia."
C. A. Barrington, Engineer and
General Smith, Sydney, Australia,
writes: "August Flower has effected
a complete cure in my cane. It act
ed like a miracle."
Geo. Gates, Corinth, Miss. .writes,:
1 ' I consider your August Flower the
best remedy in the world for Dys
pepsia. I was almost dead with
that disease, but used several bottles
of August Flower, and now con
sider myself a well man. I sincerely
.recommend this medicine to suffer
ing humanity the world over."
G. G. GREEN, Sole Manufacturer,
Woodbury, New Jersey, U. S. A.
A ,. TJTIl'osltlvflr cured in
WMI LU . raralaorcllTaDls
i LillW ImufromUyspepala.In
llTVI r llgMtlocandTnoUeartT
Tll TLB, lUUng. A perfect rem-
H IVLK Drowalneaa, Dad TaiU
nillr la thB Mouth, Coated
H JTlLLO. ToDgue.ralnlnthoKUa.
m saaj ' TOltl'IU IJVEIt. The
BWlWWamm regulate the Dowels
PaatMaTatatsl Purely Vegetable.
' J I'rlce 25 Cents
CASTER 1IEDICIHE CO., 1IEW YOdS.
Small Pill. Small Dose, Small Price.
A Truo Combination of MOCHA;
JAVA and RIO.
Picture Card Given
With ovory pound pnokngol For
Bale evory where, ffwhis hits C. Wo, 0,
UHtiTEni -1,IN T m.tVI!!.. We pay
nnni CUi (.'OtotlOO amontbandexpenies.
f Successfully Prosecutes Claims.
3 jr In but war, laadJudlcaUug claUua, ally since.
TACOMA i'M ". Carafnlly Inrt.Ud lfA
s nuumH lirra bring-InnaaJly from twtntr IU U 6
to, Intua. Tacoiu lJiTUa Co., Taeoma, Walk
A BIG DEAL 1
Dry Goods. 1
Hayden Bros, of Omaha, Neb., '11
have bought the entire stock of tha M
Bankrupt firm of Eiscman & Co., . .ijal
Council Bluffs, Iowa. This was the '" ' lH
finest and largest stock of Silks, Dress . '?
Goods, Cloaks, Linens, Blankets, " "WM
Flannels, Hosiery, Underwear, "iPB
Laces, Ready Made Clothing. Hats, ."l
Boots, Shoes and Toys ever brought ' '''H
to. the West. Stock was all new and 'um
in first-class condition and filled the fjl
five floors of the new Eiscman Build- !-JH
ing in Council Bluffs. Hayden JH
Bros, have moved the whole stock to JmmW
their stores on Sixteenth street and "mm
have opened their new Building. "-tB
Have overhauled the entire stock and mm
reduced the prices away down on sH
every article in order to close out all ViH
in a very short time.. Among ibis ' ' jH
stock you will find finer Dry Goods , v ''laH
than ever carried in Omaha. It willj , "Jrmm
pay you to lay in a supply for yearsjj.t' t " JjapAmm
to come. Such an opportunity 'wj9Hjb4H
never offered in this city before, and s H
may never occur again. There never . '-m
were as many Dry Goods displayed ;'H
by one firm in Omaha as at urcscrU ";H
by Hayden Bros. There never were 'iH
bargains offered like the bargains H
now going from the Eiscman stock. '
You will be vclLrcpaid for your time 3mm
and trouble'fo attend thissalil 'mm
Sixteenth and Dodge streets, H
Omaha, Neb. -H
tfOROim DOLLA1I sent ns by roalUwo will ' B
f- aollrer.freoorRllcharaea. toanr peraoolntba !B
United Btatcs, all tha following arUoles lawfully ''
Onotwo-onnce bottle of Tnra Vaaelln 10 eta. -IbH
Oaa two-ounce bottle Vaiellna l'omado 14ota. IbtbtI
Onejarof VaaellnoCold Cream IScU. )H
Onocaka of Vaiolloa Curaphorlce IDcts. 'H
Onecakeof Vaellnetonp, unoontel.... JOcta. ilBTal
Onocakeof VallneHoap. rante.l Mela. 'btbts
Odo tiro-ounce Ikju1 of Wblta Vaaollna U ct. 1iTbb1
Or for stamps any slnsla article at tha price. -iMM
Ifyott liarenccanlon luuae Vaiellnoln any form
becareful to accept only Ronulne goods put up by na TaH
In original packagea. A groalmanydrugauuara aaTal
trying to persuado buyera to take VAHUUNlCpoS 'H
up br them. Noterrleldtnsuclipersuaslon.asthe M
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