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; ' FOOTLIGHTS.
Reminiscences of Charles Fech
ter and Adelaide Nelson.
. "WIEH:OHJLELES DI0H3S
XiTtec Hike s. Kic sad jyyir.s ruke B
Xr Tke Peerless "eIImTXcr Xarvel-
;- HHtfaBelr 3Eh4 ef a Gentle Seal.
'Special Correspondence
1 Keit Tokk, March 8. "When some
genias in the art of dramatic differen
tiation a couple of generations hence
mm come to -write the Mstosy of the
stage In this country, full and exact 3ns
facewill perhaps he dace to the marvel
jos ability of Charles Fechter, -who,
shoagh his trimnphs-?rereon-Drinci-JsaHyon
the other side of the Vater,
"K'as nevertheless an American actor in
sthe sense that some cf the best tvork of
his career-was done in this rrmtirrr- t,a
"uutss xefic m a utile
Pennsylvania.
Tillage in
3ke Great Tecktcr.
Fechter Tras a man cf goodimpnlses,
hat he had a t einper yrhi ch -was really un
controllable. The great actor when suf
fering: from one of these frequent ebul
liticnsTras like a crazy man. Hc-VTonld
stop at nothing for the moment, hut-was
itjlge MAKAczn tikcext at texage of S3,
always sorry afterward and -willing to
Tepair any mischief he might have done.
Still, to me le was a lovable fellow.
Beneath his uncouth exterior there heat
as true a heart as man ever carried, and
I mast admit that I never suffered, from
hi3 violent temper during my connection
with .him as the stage manager of sev
eral of his most impart ant productions.
His greatest fault, which net even his
warmest- admirer could fail to observe,
was his intolerance.
Im the opinion of Fechter, no one who
held a different view from him on any
matter connected with the stage was en
titled tothe slightest consideration, and
TTthg "temerity of others in differing from
him was something which was always a
source of genuine surprise to this pecul
iar individual. These who met Fechter
, in the usual professional way knew prac
tically nothing of the man's character,
except perhaps its worst phases, but in
my intercourse with him a necessarily
close one while it lasted I had the op
portunity to study him like a book,
which X did, for even his enemies ad
mitted that he was a remarkably inter
esting figure.
Itis not generally known how Fecbter
wa induced to visit this country.
Charles Dickens, who was r warm ad
mirer and personal friend cf the great
"French aCtpr, had for years been trying
to get hi to accept one c the many
engagements which were offered for an
American tour. Fechter, however, for
some reason or other, was under the im
pression that he would not be so great
a success here as he had been in Eng
land, -and. every offer was declined. Fi
nally in 1869 Dickens succeeded in in
ducing Fechter to sign a contract to ap
pear in this country under the manage
mesfc -of Harry Palmer, who was a great
friend of the novelist. I was then the
agQ manager far the firm of Jarre tt &
- Pahses aad I was sent over to arrange
th"prelimiriarie for the productions
hicn were to be made in" this city,
hen I arrived in Paris, I hunted up
3f FechtW, and he insisted that his
opening in this country should be in
the, role of Jules Obenreizer in "No
Thoronghfare.'" I did not like the selec
tion, but beyond a few mild protests 1
g&id nothing. I hurried oyer to London
to see Jlrv Dickens, who was as much
opposed to Fechter 's choice of an open
iag play foe America as I had been. He
communicated with his friend, and it
was finally decided that the first bill iu
27ew Tork sbxmld be Victor Hugo's ro
mantic drama, "Buy Bias." In this
piece VrT Fechter made his bow to an
AmcT audience at Nlblo's Garden
ia this city Jan, 10, 1870, and peered
an instantaneous triumph. Despite a
few discordant notes from some of the
critics, the people were delighted elec
trified. ,. .'" JMkIhc Wltk Dickens.
Apropos of my consultation with Mr.
Dickens concerning Fechter, a descrip
tion of the great novelist as ahost might
he of interest to the thousands of ad
mirers wham he won in this country.
The fact and result of my visit to Mr.
Fechter had been reported at Mr. Dick
ens1 newspaper office in Wellington
street, Lend on, and he invited me to go
to his heme at Gad's TTm, .Kent, where
he expected Fechter on a yisit. Natural
lyl was not slow to avail myself of this
gprfwnfcyJ 'When I reached jfhe placed
Th he afternoon at about 4 o'clock, I
fecad, "to my great delight, tl v
Taylor, fbe aathor of scores: of really
good plays, was also a guest there. A
dinner -for three, plain but well served,
lasted from $ until after 8 o'clock.
JFhat4,a feast cf reason and a flow of
I "I .sohI' ' tha dinHcr was for mel X ate lit
: v "tie oc aothisg, althosghlwas veryhaa-
gry after the ride, on the. train and the
hwtle of a hssy day in the city.
:. I shall sever forget that occasion.
TJaese two teilliant meK were in high
spirits, asd the jesis aad repartee new
baak and forth with bewildering, rapid
ity." "What a picturesque figare Dickens
tool -tie wore- a velvet -racket J
adwith geld "bcua, a waistcoat of
'$ack, ordered with a ssIl gold cord
wd ocaaaented with beautifully era-
Sowers, aad .a watch chain of
tally liberal KoportioBS. His scarf
f satis, was ekcacaied with Sowers i
wbc -Bie-siae aiaaaer as fhe vest Hk
twHv face, set off by early hair; with
the -stray "lock hanging cown upon
uw, gave nirrr a poetic appearance
which was never conveyed by his por
traits. After the tablecloth had been re
moved I was invited to occupy the his
toric revolving chair, and, snugly en-
sconced therein. T lief? tn tht
cussion between the two great men as to
the founding of Punch in Vinegar Tar tL
I had no idea that the stories I had
heard of the remarkably humble origin
of the na oer which boasted such a list
or
contributors were true, but it seems
they were,
"and mare, too," as the
clown savs. That nirrhfc I wrs acsi'medi
to the formal guest chamber which had
been occupied by scores cf famous men.
Isaturally I did not sleep, and next
morning I was really sorry when a tele -
gram was received from Fechter savins
that he would have to delay his visit to
Dickens far a few days, owing to the
serious illness of ids friend, Frederic le
Maitre, the man who, the French people
like to assert, was the greatest actor the i
world ever produced By the way, I en- f
Joyed the distinction of an introduction
to Una wonderful player when I return-
ed to Paris a few davs later. He was
then just passing from the public view,
although still performing at the Parte
St Martin.
3?ecoliarities of Genius.
I had a taste of Fechtcr's stubborn
ness scan after Iris arrival in 2Tew York:
He decided that -"Hamlet" muss be the
opening mil, but the managers, who :
were paving him 5.000 a week, object-
,nfl ;,frPT- tt- rw mr
their point, and the original plan was
adhered to. "Hamlet was given as tne
last play during his engagement and
was mare praised and condemned than
anything the French actor had previ- !
ously done. '
Fechter illustrated strikingly the dif- j
ference in the methods of preparation ,
far the stage in France and this conn- ,
try. He painted.-danced, boxed design- i
ed, fenced read music at sight, and in
a word, was adept at all the accomplish- j
ments which were likely to be of service .
to an actor. His foreign accent was a 1
drawback tp him in this country, but it
was minimized by the man's great mag
netism while he was' on the stage.
ment for two nights of one of the plays,
a dress rehearsal was called, and be-;
cause I had provided artificial instead of ,
natural grapes for one of the actors to 1
eat Fechter stopped the proceedings !
Eummarily and declared that nothing
should be done until the real fruit was
provided And the grapes were got at
an expense cf just 1.
It is not to be wondered at that
Charles Fechter died in poverty. "When
he played in If ew York, his apartments, ;
at the best hotel in the city, were sump- '
tuous, and he entertained like an eastern
potentate. 27ever did a greater spend
thrift live. He had no more idea of the .
value of money than a child, and when ,
he became poor and retired to a farm in
Pennsvlvania there were manv of Iris
warmest admirers who declared that it
would have been better for him had he ,
never visited America. Critics may dif
fer as to the exact place Fechter should
occupy with reference to the other great .
actors of recent years, but they will all
agree that the most brilliantly versatile
genius that ever came to tls from a for- j
eign share was this same Charles Fech- -
ter.
Adelaide ?e3son.
Stay bat a little- I will exsne again."
Lilian Adelaide Lee-Neilson.
This was what that magnetic actress,
Adelaide Nc'lson, almost invariably .
wrote in the autograph albums cf the
would have made lifeunbearable to one
with less amiabilitv. The quotation is,
of course, from "Borneo and Jaliet,"
which in her opinion was the grandest
plav ever written.
Adelaide had married shcrtlv after,
her tTTont snrrr nr ih TTjitti nTlrpf; tW
ater, London, a Mr. Lee, the son of a
rlpr"vmaii. and Jack Evder. -crho had
trained the budding genius for the stage,
told me in the cafe of the Haymarket
one day some cf the curious and quaint
remarks which his old pupil had made
about her home life. My brother Felix
I were at the time guests of gut old
friend, Ned Sothern, and the little epi
sode occurred after one of the latter 's
performances. Besides our little party
there were present at the time the Prince
of Wales, who was then known general?
ly as 'Mr. Bertie Sothern. Buckstone,
iilyder, Chevalier WyckofiT, Lord South
ampton, Lord Boscbery, the present
earl, and two or three others.
The conversation had drifted to Ade
laide Neilson. and Ryder said: "Why,
she calls her husband 'the pink of man
ly babyhood He is so lender, ' she says,
'that I am afraid that he will melt in
my presence some day. His gcod heart
and Dolly Spanker ways make me think
that Dion Boueicault had a type of Lee
in his mind's eye when he wrote "Lon
don Assurance. " 1 "
Miss Neilson was a lovable creature,
and there never was an actress in Amer
ica or England who attained greater
popularity. Her supposed gypsy ante,
cedents were noticeable in niany littlp
ways. She was excessively superstitious.
On one occasion while she was playing
-under Henrv Abbey's management at
Booth's theater I received from Mr. Ab-
bev, for temporary storage, a large mir
to nut It I
ror. 1 directed the carpenters
in the office. In so doing they contrived j
to circp it, ana jc was MiraMteu.
thousand pieces. An hour later Ade
laide's picture was blown from its fas
tenings in front of the theater and bro-
ken into smithereens. That same even
ing an ivory backed mirror presented to
Miss Neilson by the Countess of War
wick years before slipped from her hand
in her dressing room and was ruined
Tnming to me, the actress pbserveq
with an expression closely approaching
terror: "Fate, fate, Vincent! Something
is going tp happen, M
Her IJatii&elj Xb.
Later in the week, during a perform
ance of 'Twelfth Night," at the request
of Oakes Ames, second, one of the pro
prietors of the theater, she consented to
have his daughter presented" to her. In
the course of ccnversatian,withoufc any
warning, Miss Neilson fell backward i
Into my arms. It was generally given
out at the time that it was a fainting
fit but I and many others knew better.
I got some alcohol from the gas man's
torch and applied it to the region of the.
heart. After vitroross xuhbmzs and a
ghw? of wine -Xfeyeifeoa ifa6restored.
sufficiently to be enabled to finish the
perfomiaike. When aha was preparing
to go home that eveninrr, she observed
to oe: "Tate again. A repetioos of
that attack TKrill some day VH me.'
Asd, sreenosgh, it did . Oae day sfee
toe driving in the Ikris de Boulogne,
Park, when a similar faiting awav
rendered her unconstneus. The physi
cians treated her for a swoon instead of
heart failure, and the career of this
beantifnl and talented actress was at
an end
Mis jSeilscKi was as accesible as the
most hmmble person in the world, Xre-
member that I was breakfasting with
her when an old man was ushered in.
' He presented a portrait of herself which
j he had painted and wished her to accept.
; She took it most graciously, compli-
mented
him highly, and then, after a
few -nleasanfc words about lack of annre-
Ciation oc artistic ability, toOE oat a
- -t e
! checkbook, and calling a boy sent him
J to the office for the amount, $ 100, for
which she. had written it This she put
! into an envelope, with her signature and
, a sentiment on a card, and handed all
to the artist, who little suspected that
the package contained aught of value.
It used to amuse me when Miss 2 eil
son called for Tommy Sheridan, a car
penter at Booth's theater, to "tuck her
up" in the tomb scene when she played
Juliet. Tommy was very painstaking in
j his work, for which he always received
! a present of $2. She would not allow
any one else to do this. I mentioned
that fact one evening at the Manhattan
club, and leonard Jerome and "Wright
Sanfcrd promptly inquired whether I
did not want some volunteers.
3Iiss JSTeilson was another of the many
generous sculs of the stage. At the con
clusion of an engagement at a theater
?f J3? ahcctto Tl-'T
connected with the stage, from thelngh-
est to the lowest I have still a valuable
malacca walking cane - far which she
paid C5, and after having it suitably
inscribed presented to me.
Adelaide ZN"eiLscn was excessively
gentle, but she was one of the best busi
ness women that ever lived At her
death she was possessed of a considerable
fortune, most of which, I believe, she
bequeathed to a British admiral to
whom she was reported to have been
betrothed at the time. Some estimates
placed the value of her estate at about
$350,000. She probably made money
more rapidly and consistently than any
; foreign player who ever came to this
country. L. John Vincent.
NIAGARA IN WINTER.
3io I co Britl-je This Tear Planning a
Eotel,
Special Correspondence.
Niagara Falls, March 8. They say
Hoyt's comic song, with its refrain of
"IU never go there any mare," did an
immense amount of damage to business
on the Bowery in New York. In the
same way a catch phrase has done Ni
agara Falls incalculable harm.
exeat a thief as a Niagara Falls hack-
man" has been quoted so often thatpeo-
. pie who plan to visit the falls are often
deterred from staying more than a day,
or possibly a few hours, between trains.
1 Travel in this direction is just as great
. -Niagara is as much a Mecca for the
' tcrurist as ever. But it is no longer a
summer resort, and this is in spite of
' the fact that the village has done much
to redeem itself from the bad name
which it gained many years ago. There
' are honest hackmen in Niagara now.
But in these days the principal travel to
; Niagara is the excursion business. The
j New York Central had to run its trains
" in two or three sections on the Saturday
j before Washington's birthday, and every
j car was packed These excursions are a
I boon to the people of the village in win
1 ter. They are all that make business far
the place, and since the ice bridge failed
I to farm this year there has, been nothr
ing but the unfailing attraction of the
, "brvr tuuxuv unnm aws.
4C takes a locS cold snap to form the
lce 0x5 01
; this tfi?" lfc bas begun to form,
Vat each time a warm spell has rotted
is-et wiunuwuctm wguw
faILs and down the gorge.
Once or twice
f the dashing spray has frozen
on the is
I nees 011(1 made a beautilul spec-
land trees and made a beautiful
! tacle. But altogether the winter has
been far from lively here.
The opening up of the electric power
works and the starting of many new in
dustries promise to give new life to the
place within a few years, however. It
may not become what it once was the
summer resort of rich, old southern
families. The southern families which
are old are not rich now, and those
which are rich are not old But it may
be made more attractive as a general re
port for tourists. Already there is talk
of a great big hotel, one that will rival
the Florida hotels in size and beauty.
The suggestion that the falls become an
American Monte Carlo has been made,
but it has not met with much encourage
ment Since Saratoga became virtuous,
Long Branch is the only gambling place
in the north, and there is a demand for
mere of them. But gambling brings
only a temporary prosperity to a resort,
and it loses mere than it gains.
Geant Hamilton.
Qaer Xangtiage.
The Saturday Beview says that when
he was in Egypt Mark Twain hired two
Arab guides to take him to the pyra
mids. He was familiar enough with
Arabic, he thought, to understand and
be understood with perfect ease. To his
consternation he found that h rnnld
not comprehend a word that either of
the S1123 nttered At the pyramids he
met a friend, to whom he made known
Q
mm a. It was very mvsterious.
Twain thought "Why, the explanation
is simple enough," said the friend
"Please enlighten me, thep," said
Twain "Why, you should have hired
younger men. These old fellows have
lost their teeth, and of course, they
don't speak Arabic. They speak gum
Arabic" A WpBgerfsJ Scbelar,
Antonio Jfagliabeecbi, the famoos
Florentine scholar, -was remarkable not
only for the amount and variety of his.
knowledge for he knew accurately 60
different languages but also for his in
cessant labors as a student and libra
rian "He usually passed the whole
night in study and when exhausted na-
ture demanded rest a straw chair-served.
lor a couch and an old threadbare cloak
for a coverlet."
Sectric Sitters.
Electric Bitters -is a medicine suited.
for any season hut perhaps more "eneral-
iy needed: 'when -langa exhausted
feeding prevails, when the liver is torpid
u oiuggasu amu me neea or a tonic and
alterative is felt. A prompt use ofthfe
medicine has often averted long- and per
haps fatal bilious fevers- JTo medicine
will act more surely in counteracting
and freeing the system frosr the malarial
poison, headache, iadigestlon, consti
pateTtKzzisess yield to EkctricBitters.
50 cents and S1D0 per bottle at Streitz's
Drag Store. 1
Trsasferrixr PistKres.
Prints' or lithegrsghs may .heisacg.
f erred to glaes by a very simple wceessL
The glass is cleaned with aJeohol and a,
polisher, then coated with fine dammar
varnish, laid oh very evenly. It is thes
par away ih spiace wnere inere is no-
dust, where it is to remain until it is so
sticky t hat when touched with the finger
the glass, if a-smIl plate,. may be. lifted
by the adhesroe. The pictnreto he trass
f erred must be soaked iu rainwater until
. . "
Detweeu snseus ta oiorang paper and
gently pressed This removes all
su
perfluous water. Now put the pictures,
face down, upon the sticky side of the
glass. The utmost care is necessary in
placing it as ones it touches it cannot
be moved without danger of tearing oat
pieces of tne print. When it is adjusted,
begin at one-corner and press the picture
closely upon the adhesive surface watch
ing it connnuliytbseetliatno.air bub
bles appear between the picture and the
varnished surf acs. When this isnriished,
put the pictura- away again, let it re
main until guile dry, then lay a wet
towel over the back of the picture until'
the paper is thoroughly soaked
Now begin at one corner, and, with
the fingers, frequently dipped in water
so that -they will remain wet, rub off
the white paper Continue this until all
the white portion i3 removed This will
leave only the color of the picture upon
the glass. At the finish give the back a
rather heavy coat of transparent var
nish. Let it dry thoroughly and add a
very thin second coat. When this is per
fectly dry, frame the picture with a very
thin glass over the varnished side. Hang
in the window as a trausparencv. A
few attempts may be necessary "before
expert handling is acquired but perse
verance will bung success, and with
care and a little ingenuity verv many
beautiful pictures maybe prepared at
the most trifling expense. New York
Ledger.
During the reign of Elizabeth the
fashion in binding underwent a consid
erable change, the graceful simplicity
of the early work, with its rather severe
and restrained ornament giving place
10 a heavy, overdecorated style, in which
a superabundance of gilding hid pover
ty of design. Thia style reached its
height in the bindings produced for
James I, which were commonly dotted
all over with flowers-de-luce or thistles,
wl-ile the comers were filled with a
heavy block of coarse design. During
the reign of Charles the bindings were
as a rule copied from French work and
the designs carried out with very small
tools; but, though foreign influence was
strongly felt at first, the English bind
ers soon struck out a line of their own,
and Samuel Mearne, the binder to
Charles II, produced some admirable
work and seems tc have introduced the
quaintly shaped panel which gave the
name of cottage binding to a certain
-class of work. At a little later date an
Edinburgh binder whose name is un
known, but whose work is easily distin
guishable, executed some marvelous
pieces of work on very dark green mo
rocco. Athensum.
A Parliament Custom.
Before the speech from the throne is
read, when the houses are resumed in
the afternoon, by the lord chancellor in
the house of lords and the speaker in the
house of commons it is the practice in
both houses, tp read qne bill a first time
pro forma in order to assert their right
of deliberation without reference. Q the
immediate cause of summom This
practice is enjoined in the house of lords
by a standing order. In the house of
commons the same form is observed
pursuant to ancient custom and of the
following resolution, passed March 22,
1603: "That the first day of every sit
ting in every parliament scene one hill
and no more, receiveth a first reading
for form sake." In the house of com
mons the clerk cf parliaments produces
an ancient document which has served
this purpose for at least a century, .en
titled "A bill for effectually pre"?ent
ing clandestine outIawrie?,""which ia
duly read a first time end ordered to be
read a second time and will never be
heard, ef again till the opening of the
next session. London News.
STarveloas 31eehanlsm of the Human Body,
The human bedy is an epitome in na
ture cf all mechanics, all hydraulics, ail
architecture, all machinery of every
kind There arc mere than 310 mechan
ical movements known to mechanics to
day, and all of these are ha modifica
tions of those found in the human body.
Here are found all the bars, levers.
joints, pulleys, pumps, pipes, wheel3
ana axles, bail and socket movements,
beams, girders, trusses, buffers, arches,
columns, cables and supports known to
science. At every point man's best me
chanical work can ie shown to be but
adaptations of processes of the human
body, a revelation of first principles
used in n ature. William G eorge Jordan
in Ladies' Home Journal.
The Daaee-THctator.
The large private dances given in
25ew York afford a means of livelihood
to a number of women whose work does
not appear conspicuously in the results
as important as it really is. The lists of
many of the hosKsws that entertain in
this way aw taken charge of by young
women who make a business of sending
out invitations, overlooking lists and
generally superintending the entire dis
tributicn of the invitation?. fhisBeces
sitates a revision, of tke names and the
omission of all who happen to be no
longer available for sociai entertain
ments from one cause or another: The
women who attend to work of this kind
relieve the hostess of all further respon
sibility than the delivery ro her of the
invitations This is a particular relief
to-the people in society who happen- tq
spend any considerable part ef their
time in Europe and are, unfamiliar with
the changes that take place in "Sew
York. One young woman and her moth
er have for several. years made a very
good living out of work of hikind
and there are a half doeea ocmore who
devote their time to. it. At many of the
large balls a hostess never expecte to
kaow personally all the people she in
vites. Some of them play no more im
portant part in her acquaintance than a
place ob her visiting list, and, .that dis
tinction having once been gained, itis
likely to be secure until something very
serious happess. - One of the duties of
the women who make a business of
sort of thiuir is to see that invitations do
sot -go.to people whose friends would ba
grieved by the scsgestioB of their
teadisg a balL New. York Swbl
TSTTSe Cestury C.TC. Buel has a pa
per ofi " Osr Fellow CStiaen of the White
HoBse," in which he writes of the c3
(rial cares ef the presieBC. In opening
his article Mr. Beel says:
A president who sbosid not carry ia
to the White Hoosea relish for drudg
ery, business habits cf the nicest dis
crimination, and a constitution of iron
woeld be president only- in same, even
as regards his more important duties.
His sign stare oc the papers which he is
told will not otherwise be legal might
be as good as the custodian of his bank
acccsnt would require, but within the
meaning of the hrwit would be as often
as notamorat fcrgerr Yet no com
plaint should be-o5cred xmthis account.
Presidents are mad for better or for
worse Such as they are in natural f acul
ties and strength. 50 fhey .must serve.
some of them leaning on official advisers
and- otrreautratis clerks iu every step
they take and some of them putting tha
stamp of their own uiaividualitycn tha
papers ana acts which make up an ad
ministration.
When 2 president elect, facing the
chief justice, has repeated the constitu
tional oath. 'I do soiemulv swear that
I will faithfully execute the office cf
president of the United States and wilL
to the best cf my ability, preserve, pro
tect and defend the constitution of the
United States, " he has indentured him
self for four years of the heaviest servi
tude that ever fell to the lot of any mor
tal. By comparison the "hired man'
talked about in the last canvass would
lead a pampered existence, and a consti
tutional monarch is a man of leisure. A
president equal tc his oath is both king
and premier. He reigns and he rules.
He is bowed down by the crown of au
thority and is encompassed by the man
tle of care.
IJacela aaa the VThls-w,
During all that dreadful period when
fhe civil war was ravaging the country
Lincoln heid the reins of the govern
ment, and although worn out with un-
ceasing iou, ne never neglected an op
portunity to help those who suffered
One day a poor woman, whose tears
had worn furrows down her cheeks gain
ed an audience with Lincoln, and in a
few words related the sad tale of her
husband, who had fought in the Union
army only tc lose his life, and of her
three boys, who were then fighting. She
requested the discharge of her eldest
boy, that she might have same one to
support her. Lincoln's heart responded
to the appeal, and he replied, "Cer
tainly if yoi have given us all and
yorr prop has been taken away you are
justly entitled to one of your boys."
The poor woman went away light of
heart, only to return later, tearfully
begging th? release of her second son.
The discharge of the first son had come
too late. Eh vras killed before it reached
him. Sadly Lincoln sat down and wrote
the requisite order for the release of the
second son, and, rising, handed the pa
per to the amicted woman, savins:
'Now you have one and I have one of
the two boys left That is no more than
right." Weeping with 30V, the poor-
mother blessed Lincoln and hurried out
to send her precious order, -Harper's
Round Table.
A Qaaa Deal In Him After Alt
Well." said Papa Bushweed. as he
settled down to his jut before retiring
cigar, "now that Bella has brought
around her young man I can't say that I
think there is much in him."
"Guess you didn't notice the dinner
he ate, Jacob," said the practical mam'
ma. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
3arveIos Besmlts.
Prom aletter written by Kev. J. Gan
dennan, of Dimondale, Mich., we are per
mitted to make this extract: UI have
nohesitation inrecommendingDr.Iung's
New Discovery, as the results were al
most marvelous in the case of my wife.
While I was pastor of the Baptist Church
at Rives Junction she was brought down
withPneu mania succeeding Iia Grippe.
Terrible paroxysms of coughing would
last hours with little interruption and it
seemed as if she could not survive them.
A friend recommended Dr. King's New
Discovery; it was quick in its work nnd
highly satisfactory iu results." Trial
bottles free at AJ? Streitz's Drugstore.
Ecgular sire 50 cents and S1.00. 1
HUMPHREYS'
KHRiMARY SPECflCS
Icr Ecrtac, Cittk, SLap, Ecp, Zee.
JJH3 POXTLTET.
3M Page Soak oh Treatment af laimk
BB4Ckaxt Seat Free.
A. A. 1 baal Meaixsitis, Milk Fever.
zraiss, Xta.m chcsmv. PhrBwiarlT,
C.C. I)iMeiHperf Sasal Discharges.
B. D. Betar sr Grabs, Worms.
rr"c"HZ Heaves, PhchebosIr.
F.F Calif-, ar tiriit7 -HmUnUm
.G.Xi4eRrTiase. Heserrkages.
StegleSotae(oTer58tioeesi - .gQ
Stable Ca.se, irtth Sfeetfes. MsskAL
eteriaary Core OH aad Xedicaseg S7.0O
Jar Teteeiaaxr Care iT. l.QQ
BtH T w-ir-"? -t T-rt rrntiiri r in 1 1 T tn mi
yaaJ en nxcift of prie.
m
HQJOEOrjlTHIC
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SPECIFIC Ro.j
la an 30 jsa. The aslrcseeeaBfsLjestdTte
femyMility, Vital WtafaNS,
aggT98trfaea.fcgmui auU. er ether chests.
1 per TiaJ. er 5 na. aw tcji sawder; fee 9S.
Soid ty Bractic? aeai poatf&idea resipt of erica.
A Cure for Piles.
We can assure all who suffer with In
ternal Piles that in Hemorrholdiae we
have a positive cure. The treatment ia
nnlike any thing heretofore used and its
application so perfect that every ves
tige of the djseasa ia eradicated. He
orrhoiuuH ia a harmless compound, can
be -used fox an eye ointment, yet posesa
ea such hcalins: power that "when ar
tucu iu me uiteasea pariS, it at Qfice re
icves and a cure 15 the? gnre resalt of its
continued use All who suffer with piles
suffer froaa Constipation also and Hem
orrboldir,e cures both. Price $1 50 . Per
Sata by tDruggists. Will be sent from
.he factory on receipt of price. Send to
THEFostER XaxVg Co. Council Bluffs,
Iowa, for testimonials and information.
SOU BY A. F. STREITZ.
MECCA COMPOUND
So grear are its HeaEnsf Poerer.
and Pain Itcficnnij Properties s lo.
Seem tmpoisisJc froeajs. $lCBPtsaB
oas Prcpaistica that. a be escd
-nriihalt tiesdoat. Fs Bazas alone
it is often ;ot Jstcshlrri Cold.
(Irrcs ha-r Veca sarett by its bsc ) aad
for Ijjf sXtr.j; all kiatls cf sores its mer
fttzcdsall &xpc:t.iTTrrr. Pro nipt
ase is. aost,eff cctfre sad it shoold he
ii xery feoaie aad" vnriobop. IVr
3?cd by Hie Foster Mfc: Co, Ccnrt
cil ElalSs. low. Sold by the trade. -
TOR SALE BY A. F. STREETS.
J.I. EiTrptiTe Diseases, MweV
.i.xw diseases ei xngeatMB. faral
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The 3
g SmofcingTobacco Made
Spring
pisesh Garden
either in bulk or packages-
of the most reliable growers
recommend them as fresh.
spring stock of
o
8
S The Best I
a-.rDsnsr tools.
In the Hardware Line we carry a full stock.
A. F. STREITZ
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils,
PAINTERS'
WINDOW GLASS,
ZDia,m.axLta,
Deutsche A.p o tli ek e
Corner of Spruce and Sixth-sis.
C. F. IDDINGS
LU
MBER, C
AND GRAIN
Order by telephone from Eewton's Book Store.
NOETH : PLATTE : PHAMACT,
Dr. N. McOABE, Prop., J. B.' BUSH, Manager.
JSTOSTB: PLATTE, - - 2vJ iBBASKA :
"We aim to liaiidle th.e jBest Grades of
Groods, sell tiiero. at JReasonaMe
Fiixres, and "Warrant JSverything -
as .Represented..
Orders from the country and along the line of the Union
Pacific rail way respectfully solicited.
Elder & Lock's Stable.
Northwest corser Court-hoGse Sanare.
WALL-PAPER, PAINT AND OIL DEPOT.
WINDOW GLSS. TTABNISHES, X30LD IEAF, GOI.I
PAINTS. BROXZES, AKTISTS' COLORS AND BRUSHES. PlAO.ANT)
E POLJSHES, PKEPAKED HOUSE AND BUGGY PAINTS,
,-. 1 jli t.Eftid
ESTABLISHED JULY 186S. -
50,000
3
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-. Ti lt -
G'nrM Awiy
this year in valuable ;
articles to smokers of ,
B iackwel I's
Cnuin
S
s
i
Durham
Tobacco
You will Sad oae cocpaa r
side each 2-ocnce bag, aad two
coupons inside each 4-oesce
bag. Bay a bag, read ffcecoepsa
and sec how to gctyow share.
Planting
will soon be here and we are ready
to supply you with - . ; . v.
and Field Seeds
These seeds come from one
in the country and we can
"Wehaye also received, jour
A. L. DAVIS,
Who
no one owes
SUPPLIES,
- : - MACHINE
Spectacles.
9
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For Fine Rigs
-AT-
Reasonable Prices
-GO TO-
- U, WiaJ-rUlV Cj1AjLJ25.
- - 310 SPRUCE STREET

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