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THE AKGUB TUESDAY, MAY 3 0, 1892.
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Correspondence rollciied from every townahlp
la Bock bland eountv.
Ttjxsday, Hat It, 1893.
St. Lows Kepiblic: 8enttor Qisy
eems to hare been thoroughly vindicated
from k republican point of view. He
has kept out of jail, which ia all the cer
Vfl9at f (lisracter a republican needs in
A Kiw kind of a crank baa been cap-,
tured in New York. He confeaaei to
having ahot at three men for fun. "One
man's back Wat to me," he laid, "and I
wanted to see him jump. The others
looked so scared when I fired at Fannino
that I shot them, too."
Fob every dollar England sends to the
missionary work in Africa, she ships a
gallon of rum to the same district. For
every missionary ahe sends she ships 200
barrels of the same stuff, and for every
convert she makes she turns out 300
drunkards. No wonder the M. E. con
ference at Omaha made missionary work
in Africa an important subject of consideration.
Thx supreme court of Indiana bases
tablished an important precedent as to
the liberty of the press, in overruling the
action of the lower court as to
George M. Allen, publisher, and
W. O. Fishback, editor of the Terre
Haute Express, who were sent to jail by
Judge Tajlor because of an article to
which that dignitary took exception, and
had the newspaper men brought before
him for contempt and imposeu floes and
jail sentences because he felt offended.
The highest tribunal of Indiana holds
that the court is not at all times infallible
and that a newspaper may perform the du
ties accorded it by the constitution of the
country without interruption on the part
of a judiciary which may consider itself
personally offended. The press should
at all times respect the dignity of the
judge, and the court should recognize the
God-given rights of the free press even
In the face of personal grievance. This
is the view of the Indiana supreme court
and of every level-headed occupant of the
EAMBLING BILL NYE.
A Wort ny leader.
Rock ford Star.
The democracy of Illinois has a leader
this year in Judge Altgeld. He will not
content himself with speech making alone,
but will be at the head of the most per
fect organization that ever conducted a
campaign. Judge Altgeld is a man of
the people and he believes in keeping in
trend with the people. To that end be
will begin three separate tours of the state
and it is his aim to form
the acquaintance of every dem
ocrat. The effect of such a canvass
will be to encourage and Inspire the de
mocrtcy from one end of the state to the
other. Judge Altgeld is a great organ
izer, and bis supporters may be sure that
this year the friends of tariff reform will
march in one sold phalanx under a U ader
who has never been defeated. The dem
ocratic ticket is strong from top to bot
tom, the platform has the right sound,
and since the opposition worse than
blundered at Springfield, the democrats
serve notice that they intend to carry the
la 'Which the Robin, Wren, Blackbird
and Other. Take Tart.
The robin is called "God's bird," because
it plucked a thorn from the cruel crown
pressed upon the bead of our Saviour, and
In doing so wounded its own breast. It
forsakes a "cursed" graveyard.
The wren is chased every St. Stephen's
day on account of its betraying the Saviour
by chattering in a clump of furze where he
was hiding. It is called the "king of all
birds," because it concealed itself beneath
the wing of the eagle when that lordly bird
claimed supremacy by soaring highest.
"Here I Am," said the wren, mounting
above the eagle's bead when the latter
could go no higher.
The blackbird and thrush are "wander
ing souls," whose sins most be expiated on
earth, hence they are forced to endure the
rigors of winter. Rooks, jackdaws, bats.
nawks and owls are animated by loet souls.
The wagtail Is called the "devil's bird," for
no other reason, I suppose, than that it
cleverly evades the missiles thrown at it.
A dead wagtail is a rara avis.
The stone chat is continually chatting
with the evil one, so it is held in bad re
pute, and as the raven commonly imper
sonates his sable majesty it is ranked in
the same category of evil birds. Some
times, however, its appearance forebodes a
death, v ltb the ancient Greeks the mag
pie was supposed to possess the soul of a
gossiping woman, and we all know how
unlncky it is to meet an odd number of the
species in Ireland
One comes for sorrow, two for mirth.
Three for a burying, and four for a birth.
Crows, like crickets, come for good or
evil luce, nuc tne "curse or the crows" Is a
malediction to be avoided. If good luck
abides in the homestead where they build
their rookery they should not be molested.
Sparrows, stares, and plovers are on friend
ly terms with the fairies. The lark and the
swallow are birds of good omen, but the
latter should not rest on the housetop.
The sedge warbler possesses the souls of
nnbaptized babes and sings their sorrow at
the midnight hour; while the linnet, yellow
hammer and finch sing their plaintive and
tender songs to remind us that they are
souls of departed friends not yet relieved
from purgatorial pains, says The Irish
Times, authority for the foregoing.
Exposure will induce colds, throat dis
eases, consumption, etc., all of which
give warning by a troublesome cough.
Use Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup in time and
remove both the cause and effect of you
HE. WRITES FROM PENNSYLVANIA
ABOUT THINGS IN GENERAL.
Eta llroada aad Other Road How Waiters
In New Tork Keep the Wolf from the
E oor The Story of a Drunkard A
T'omaa with Three Husbands.
(.Copyright, 1803, by Edgar W. N"re.J
Today we passed peacefully and Tin
eve ltfully into Pennsylvania. For two
weeks we have been devastating the
grej it state of Ohio. Yesterday we came
to J3ejlaire by means of the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad. The Baltimore and
Obi.) railroad is not a favorite with n&
it somehow ha no magnetism or power
to rr ake friends rapidly.
The New York Central has an air of
refit ement, of course, and reserve that
says plain enough that it has nothing to
AN ASHEVTLLK ROAD.
be asbamed of. Vet it does not come
and put its hand on one's shoulder and
make one feel like taking off his coat on
a wan a day and sitting out on the piazza.
The New York Central says in effect, "1
lead a blameless life, and of course I like
my friands, but I do not care to extend
my acquaintance very generally."
The Illinois Central is a sort of an in
corporated hoodlum. It does not care
for Gol or man. It was given so much
valuable land for building its road that
its head immediately swelled, and ever
since then the poor farmers along its line
have h;id no rights.
The New England road is very gentle
manly, and even its railroad hands, they
tell me, are manicured every day. Yet
it is not so cordial as some roads. 1
came nearer freezing to death last winter
on the New England road than 1 ever
did in a snow blockade on the Union
The study of the personal peculiarities
of railraads in the United States is a
very interesting one indeed to me. 1
have been thrown among all kinds of
railroads this season, but never so hard
as 1 wits by the Baltimore and Ohio.
It was on the Baltimore and Ohio
that 1 passed a very restless night once
in lowt r eleven. Upper eleven was
occupied by a boy who was car sick. Of
course the rough road was to blame
mostly f jr it, but the things he had eaten
would disturb anybody's digestion a
little, I think. He did not try to conceal
anything from me. He was perfectly
frank w:th me regarding the matter.
I am glad to notice in the matter of
highways that country roads are attract
ing a god deal of interest. Two great
magazines have recently printed excel
lent artcles on the subject, and the
whole country is waking np to the fact
that millions of dollars annually go
toward load building that might as well
go to the bottom of Lake Victoria Ny
anza. Our wt gon roads throughout the coun
try are generally a disgrace to civiliza
tion, and before we undertake to supply
Jaeger underwear and sealskin covered
Bibles wi Ji flexible backs to the African,
it might lie well to put a few dollars into
the relief of galled and broken down
horses thi.t have lost their health on our
The country system, as I recall it, was
in my boyhood about as poor and insuf
ficient as it could well be. Each town
ship was civided np into road districts,
and each road district was presided over
by an overeeer of highways, whose duty
it was to c )llect so many days' work or so
many doll its from each taxpayer in the
district Of course no taxpayer would
pay a dolhir when he could come and
make mud pies on the road all day and
visit and gossip with the neighbors and
save his dollar too. The result seemed
to be that the work done was misdirected
and generally an injury to the road.
With all due respect to the farmer, 1
will state right here that he does not
know how to make roads. An all wise
Providence never intended that he should
know. The professional roadbuilder,
with the taoney used by ignorant sap
heads and self made road architects,
would in a few years make roads in the
United States over which two or three
times the present sized load could be
easily dravn, and the dumb beasts of
the republic would rise up and call us
blessed for doing it.
But thingi are looking brighter all the
time. Even North Carolina is beginning
to wake np. Asheville has Bold her
street bonds, and Buncombe county
fully realizes that good highways will
make it a puradise, while poor ones will
scare away everything but the buzzards.
The other day we ran across a young
man who wt s formerly a caterer for a
big Broadwiy restaurant. Now he is
running a thriving hotel out west. He
is a cordial i-nd bright young German,
and in the cc arse of an evening told us a
good deal a'jout the New York waiter
"There is a regular system," he said,
governing waiters in New York, and
the man who is not in it gets left away
behind. Wa iters do not of course de
pend upon thi ir salaries, and not entirely
on their tips. At big dinners no one
knows just exactly what quantity of
anything is actually used, especially the
"In the kitchen two bottles out of each
case are turned bottom np in the case at
once, which means that they are' empty.
They are clear gain. Then you know
waiters are instructed to keep the glasses
full, so even the host does not know how
many glasses are actually consumed at
the table, for glasses half and two-thirds
full are filled up as well as those that are
empty. Many guests do not drink or
moke. Their wine and cigars of course
become the property of the waiter.
At the big balls, like the Arion, the
waiters, if on good terms with the head
waiter, tip him a little and get desirable
boxes to wait on, boxes occupied by
wealthy and liberal people. With two
such boxes, and if he is able to "put up"
for two he will, of course, for thus he
can serve wine in a way to make each
box pay for the same bottle. With such
a chance, 1 say, the waiter easily makes
twenty-five to fifty dollars in one even
ing, and then before the dance is over
takes off his badge and dances with one
of the society girls, chastely swinging
her two times on the corner with great
deference and aplomb.
"The waiter also eats the titbits, the
best pieces of the steak, the liver and
tenderloin of the terrapin and the eggs
and fins of the green turtle.
"A waiter friend of mine at Coney
Island made eight dollars in one day
with a bone."
"How was that?"
"Well, he had a sirloin steak bone and
used it on all his sirloin customers. He
would get a cheap forty cent steak in
the kitchen and insert this bone under
neath it en route, then he would ask if
the guest would have it carved, and of
course the gneet would. Then he would
bring the sirloin steak as ordered, with
the bone apparently cut out and laid on
one side. After the guest was through,
Mr. Waiter again took possession of the
bone, which he kept under his jacket
ready for another two dollar sirloin
Waiters are often, 1 am afraid, some
what given to this sort of thing, espe
cially at the seaside resorts. So also are
the proprietors, 1 am glad if the waiters
get even with some of the robbers' roosts
in which they are employed.
Once I thought I would like a clam
bake at Long Branch. I had done well
the previous winter playing to standing
room only, and so I said to two or three
friends: "Let us make merry. Behold
the clam is white for the harvest. We
will go even unto Pleasure bay-and we
will open a watermelon."
And we went forth. We had a quart
of unshucked clams with drawn butter.
It was drawn by an amateur artist from
I Throgg's Neck. We also had a water-
melon. That was all. In New England
this meal would have been seventy-five
cents or one dollar ierhaps.
Our bill was twenty-three dollars,
without wine. Ever since then 1 take
my dinner with uie when I go to Long
Yesterday we saw a house at Lancaster
in which natural gas had been used to
excess. One winter day Mr. Natural
Gas sprung aleak under the street, and
as there was no method of egress except
to follow the pipe along to this gentle
man's house, it did so. and thus filled his
cellar full of nice new gas that had never
been used before. By and by the hird
man was heard to scratch a match
briskly against himself, and in an in
stant there was uot a brick left on top of
another brick. The house was literally
demolished and wiped out of existence.
There were seveu people in the house,
and, strange to say. not one of them was
killed. Some of course were injured,
but all recovered, and some were hardly
hurt at all. You would not believe it to
look at the house.
Lancaster is also supplied with a
Drunkards' retreat It is not one of the
Keeley brand, but a sort of independent
institution, using similar means, but re
fusing to pay tribute to the Kreat mo
nopoly at Dwight. I visited the institu
tion, and can now say that 1 am a well
man, returned to my family and friends
with no more desire to touch alcoholic
liquors than anything.
The place is pleasantly located in the
residence portion of town. 1 visited it
at the hour when the patient receives his
jab in the arm. There is no mystery to
it except the liquid given. That is not
known to the average citizen. All we
know is that the patient has his circula
tion brought up to a bichloride of gold
standard and he is given full value
among other men.
"It is insanity," said a graduate of the
Leavenworth institution. "It was in
my case at least alcoholic insanity. N-
sane man would have done as 1 did
Practically 1 was not a right sober man
for two years. Finally I had a chance
AIX LIVING HAPPILY.
to sell a silver mine in Utah. I was to
have 30,000 for it and a share of the
stock in the new organization, also to be
an officer of the company.
"A friend came to me the day before
the meeting at which the money was to
be paid and the election held. 'George,
he said, 'for God's sake try to keep sober
until this matter is safely settled. It u
the turning point in your life. After
ward, if you want to have a little spree,
have it, but not now.
"Do yon think a sane man would at
Euch a time go and fill himself up with
whisky? Well 1 did. When I came to
myself it was day after tomorrow. The
Shoes and Oxfords
See our line of Oxfords at $1.00 and $1.50.
buyers of tne mine had gone away, and
though it was three years ago they have
not yet returned.
"I started out for Dwight then, I sup
pose. I did not quite know where I was
going, but on the way I struck Leaven
worth, a branch institution, and stopped
there. Everybody deserted me. My
father-in-law, to whom I wrote for a
little help, wrote me a savage letter
about my fetching up in a Drunkards'
home, etc., removed my pelt, as it were.
and then anointed me with Tabasco
"Everybody forgot me but my wife!
biie sold the cow and came on to en
courage me at Leaven worth. You think.
perhaps, it's all easy after you get to the
institute. A little jab in the arm, a few
teaspoonfuls of medicine and a bath and
you are well. Do not believe it For
weeks and weeks I would jump out of
my skin if a man dropped a shingle nail
ou the sidewalk fifty feet away. You
can't give a man new nerves in three
weeks when he has been ten years de
stroying them. But you can quell that
insanity for a few weeks and in that
time get the best of it, if you really want
to be a Human being instead of a sorrow
ful joke on humanity and a feeble
minded horror to your mends.
"My wife stuck by me. Hurrahed for
me even when 1 sat and cried and almost
gave up the fight; read to me and patted
me on the back and gave me good things
to eat instead of telling me what a worm
1 was. She talked about everything else
except my lost and undone condition.
Even when she prayed .for me she did
not come down to the footlights and
bold the center of the 6tage while she
did it She did it on the sly, and drew
me into a game of 'high fire between
whiles to sort of take my attention off
"We are happy now. When I tell her
I will be home on the 5 o'clock train she
knows I will. She is the happiest wom
an 1 ever saw in my life. She has a few
small wrinkles around her eyes where
the tears have sort of left their marks,
but 1 know who put "em there, and God
helping me there shall be no more of
And yet I am not interested financially
in the Keeley institute. I do not know
Dr. Keeley. In fact I am told that he is
a selfish, grasping and ignorant man, but
I welcome any good that anybody may
do even accidentally. Now and then a
graduate dies, but probably he would
have died of drink if he had not gone to
the hospital, whereas he now dies sober.
We stopped the other night at a house
where the landlady had three husbands
all living quietly and joyfully in the
same house with her. We saw them all.
They all sat at the same table, eating
breakfast and chatting gayly together,
it was at Bellaire, O.
The name of the lady was Eusband,
and Mr. H. and the two children made
np the other three. Mr. Husband gives
me permission to print this in the paper.
Good room and board at his hotel, two
dollars per day.
mikes child birth easy.
Colvin,Lan Dae. 2, 1886. My wife used
MOTHER'S FUEND before her third
confinement, and says she would not be
without it for hundred of dollars.
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