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BliouM eecuro UIQ Inrffo ? l bottles. Direction
nccomiwnylitjr citch bottlO.
Sold by all Medicine Denlora.
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digued ID the ? * ! trtalmtal o f Cumnia , Miavout , HKIM
afid llLoob DiitiiR * 'hannnr other rbyilelaa la8t.Loolf ,
M city papen ihow and tII old re.ldenti Know.
Nervous Prostration , Debility , Mental anil
Physical Weakness ; Mercurial and olhor Allec-
lions ol Throat. Skin or Bones , Blood Poisoning.
Old Sores and Ulcers , are treattd vllh n j. raIlel J
agceeii , 00 laUilnelfnllQo prlii etnteii.RaMT , rrlvittlr.
Dlseaie Arising ( rom Indiscretion , Excess ,
Exposure or Indulgence , njich rrojic lonnofih.
rollowlnff cTeet4l ( nirvouanen , debility , dlmnen of llthl
' aoddereetlretnimory , rlQipleiontht fice , rhTilettdccfty ,
'M KTcnlon lolb iiclelrof femalti , confuilot of tdt l , do. ,
rendorluir Marria o improper or unhappy , aio
permanently * urtil. I'auiplilettSOpiilteilon thft above , lent
Inicated cnTttlApe , frteto any addrem. Conialtfttlonntof *
fieeorby tn tl frefInvited andilrtetlr ctDQdeutlftl.
Posltlvo Written Guarantee given
900 PAOE3 , TINE PLATES , chjant cloth ind Rllt
Lin Jit ) p. t l d forGOc. lnt > * tnE oruatrcner. Orer titty
wonderful pen plctnrei , true loll To ; HlclHoulhe following
objectsi who m/marry , wrwjct. why j mnhooJ ( womtn.
WTiono VITAMTV Is fMlnfr.Hraln ! 1 ltAlNr.p ana
originatoTl JTy IroK5fTXN'l'iVl"Xl.T.7Tf'finsTl-'rTrnFo. :
Adopted br nil French 1'hyalcUns nncl llne l rnpltlty nncl
luccessf ully Introduced licrr. All v-onlccnlnR lossta and
flrnlns promjitly chcpkpcl. TllllATlHi ; giving no\ve >
pnppranclinviiciilcndonicmentdVAIii'1JniX ] Con ultA.
llonnnicoorhyinallwltliHLX eminent doctorsPltl'I ? .
r.iviALE AGENCY. No. 174 Fulton street New roiK.
I nm n nntlvo of EiiRlnnd , nnil wlillo I was In
that country 1 contracted a terrible blood
poison , mill for two yours wc.s under treatment
us nil oiit-tloar pntlcnt ut Nottlntrhiiin Hospital ,
England , but was not curoil , I suirorcd the
most nirnnizltiK pntns In my bones , and was cov
ered with Bores nil over my body und limbs.
I'liuUly 1 completely lost nil hope In that coun
try , nnd Milled for America , nncl wiw truntod nt
llonsorolt In this city , ns well us by u prominent
physician In Now York having1 no connection
\\IllilliolioppIlnlJ. \
I FHW the ndvcrtlsonitnt or Swift's Specific ,
mull iletornilned to K'VO ' It trial. 1 took Fix
liottlds mid I can my with preal joy thnt they
liavo cured mo entirely. I nm us sound and
well ns I aver wns In my life.Ii.
Now York City , Juno 12th , 18SO.
In Mnrch of Inst year (1S&1) ( ) , I contracted blood
olson , nnd belni ; in SAvannnli , On. , nt thotlmo ,
$ went Into the hospital thnro for trcatmont. 1
fciurorod very much I'roni rluiumntisni at the
sumo time. I did not pet woil under the treat
ment there , nor wns I cured by any of the usual
means. 1 imvo now taken seven bottles of
Kwllt'a Fpeclllo nnd nm sound nnd well. It
dove the poison out through IjolU on the skin.
iAN ) IjU.MIV.
Jersey City , N. 3. , Aug. , 1833.
Trentleo on HlooU mid Skin Diseases mulled
1'roe.THE SWIFT SPCCIKIO Co. , Drawer 3 , Atlanta ,
N. V.,157 W.'JJdBt.
Or lliu I.lqiiur Jlaliit , 1'ONillvolr
" by A < liulnlU'riii ; ? J > r.
' liultlcil NX > clllc.
It cnn bo given In n cup of coffee or ton without
the liiou'U'ilK'nof thu person Uklng ItUabsolutely
Lnriuleii , nncl will clH'Ct n pi-rmnnont and npecdy
euro , whethvr the patlont Ua mculerato drinker or
.in alcoholic wrocU. It has been given In thoti-
nv.id of raies , nnd In every Initunroa perfect euro
lias followed. It nitvnr fnlln The nyatem once
Impresnnted with the.8pecllle , It becomes BII uttei
Impossibility for the liquor Appetite to exist.
Fen SAf.n iiv roLLOwiNQ DKuaoisTai
KU1IN it CO. , Cor. 15lh nud Douclas. nail
ISlh'it ( 'itinliic Hl . , Omnhu , Nob. '
A. I ) . l'.STiil : AIIKO. . .
Council IlliifT , loivn.
Callorwrlto for pnmphlet rontnlnlne hundreds
c * i > tlinonluH tram thu hct women und men ( rom
- " ol llic eountrv.
I You are allowed afrte Mai pflMrtu ifavi of the Ufa
of lr. lyc' Celebrated Voltaic licit with Kloc-trlu bus-
pensory Applloiirea , for the siwedy relief and i > en
mannnt euro ot Kenvu * Iiebllltv. Huaof I'f/alilt/and
M.inhond , nud nil khulred iniuhkia. Also for many
othordljoAsos. Completeroetnratlon to Health , Vigor ,
and llanhmxl euaruuteeil. Is'o risk Is Incurred. Illun.
trntcd p ini > hli > t In urnloImtvliiiieiiiMInt freo.bynd-
Do you irnut a pure , hloom-
Ing C'oniploxiou { If go , a
Tow applications of Hngnu's
MAGNUIJA1IAL3I will gratify -
ify you to your heart's con-
lout. It does nwny with Sal-
lowness Itcdncss '
, , 1'iinplcs ,
Illoichcs , atul all diseases and
imperfections ol'tlio skin. It
OYorcomostlifl lliislicd appear-
niico of heat , fatigue and ox-
citoinent. ] 17nakos n lady of
TIllllTY appear Imt TWliN-
TY ; nud so natural , gradual ,
nnd perfect are ii.s ollbc < s.
that it.is impossible to detect
its application.
The Gritty Guards of the Hio Grande and
Their Dangerous Duties.
How They Clcnrcil tlio IioneStnr State
of BtivnucB , Greasers and In *
tcrnntlotint Vcritilii.
Probably no state of the southern con
federacy suffered loss from the failure of
the lost cause than did the Lone Star
state. Outside tlio abolition of the
"peculiar institution , " which existed in
Texas as all through the south , her losses
were few not pnly in treasure , but in
men , the- wild southwest being at no
period the Hold of bloody and decisive
contliuts , Nol only was she spared near
ly all of the horrors of war , but she is to
day the only state in thu union owning
her own public lands and that is author-
i/.ctl by congress to keep always in the
Hold , oyon in time of peace , an armed
body of troops.
Tins mounted force , which is known ns
the Texas rangers , is unique not only in
the United States , but in the world. It
is an old institution. There wore rangers -
ors even in lho o days when "Davy"
Crockett died at the Alamo , as there are
rangers to the present hour , though their
duties and organization liavo vnrrled
with the progress and development of
the slate , 'llio organization says a
writer in the Chicago Times , was born of
continual struggle with savage and semi-
pavago foes , troiu the time of the Lone
Star republic down to the present mo
ment , and though for some years after
tlio war the rangers wore nol a perma
nent force , bul ratjicr militia , they were
ualled out agaiii and again by tdo state
and to help tltu local authorities to uphold
the law. II was not until until 187-t ,
when Kiclmrd Coke was governor of Tex
as , that the rangers became oueo more a
permanent force. At this time the In
dians were making it lively for the people
ple in the northern part of the state , and
as usual the Unitetf States troops were
unable to make headway against them.
They wore Conninches from Iho Tort
Sill reservation. In the southwestern
portion of the state the Kiekapoos and
the Lcpans wore also on the war path ,
and sickening reports of outrages were
being daily received at Austin. The
legislature being in session was appealed
to , anil appropriated $ : J09OUO to
organize and maintain a force
of rangers sufficiently strong
to protect thu border counties and run
down the Indians. The appropriation
provides for tv frontier battaliion of six
companies of seventylivemen each ,
every company lo be ollicered by a cap
tain , two lieutenants , three sergeants ,
and four corporals. It was soon uiscov-
ered that the appropriation would not be
sufllcicnl to support this establishment ,
and reductions have been made from
time to time , until the companies arc
now only twenty-live strong , with one
captain , one lieutenant , one sergeant ,
and two corporals each. In 188'J Con
gressman Upson of Uexar county intro
duced a bill in congress to refund thu
stale of Texas $1,000,000 expended for
frontier defense , but although the bill
passed both houses and was approved by
the president , the money has not yet ,
through some mismanagement , been
is on a scale to make the mouth of a cav
alryman water. A private gets § 30 tv
month , witli an allowance of $13 for n
horse ; a corporal $ .15 and the same al
lowance ; a lieutenant $70 and allowance
for two horses , and a captain ? 100 and
allowance for two horses. Both ollieers
and men are rationed by the state , and
so generously that it is seldom that oven
a private is called upon to supplement
his mess from his private * resources
When not in llio field the companies are
quartered in the different little Mexican
towns on the borders of the Hio Grande ,
from Islota , n few miles east of El Paso ,
to ISrownsvillo at tlio river's mouth.
When in the field Ihey may bo camped
anywhere within a hundred miles of head
quarters. The regular term of enlistment
in llio frontier battalion is for six months ,
and every man must provide his own
horse and arms. The captain of the
company is lha enlisting ofticor. and in
spects horse , man , and arms. There are
no vigorous medical inspections , for as
Capt. linylor , of Company A , observed to
the writer , "it's a poor land of a fron
tiersman who won't last six months. " In
deed , my experience has has been that of
an indifferent man with a good horse has
a holler chance of passing than a good
man with a poor mount. Nevertheless ,
the physique of the men leaves that of
the best cavalry regiment m tlio
bnited States army greatly in the
shade. They are all line , sun-
browned , healthy-looking young fellows ,
anil possessing a splendid esprit do corps.
The ranger horses are nearly all mus
tangs , with just sufficient American blood
in them to lessen their "bucking" pro
clivities without injuring those other qual
ities which enable them to make marches
muler which the linest horses bought for
Iho army in Missouri and California
would inevitably succumb.
The arms ot a ranger consist of a
Winchester -15-ealibro ritlo , a Colt's -15-
calibre revolver ( sometimes two ) , and a
long hunting knife. His ammunition he
names in two of Mills' " web cartridge
belts , ono of which is worn lightly over
Iho oilier. The lower belt carries his six-
shooter , worn butt to the front , his knife'
and his revolver cartridges. The upper
belt contains Hie cartridges for his rillo.
All the ammunition is furnished free by
the stale. His saddle is of llio Texas
model , and Ins bridle provided with the
ordinary Spanish bit. A long horse-hair
rope , known as a "cabriesto , " is coiled
up at thu horn of his saddle , and takes
the place of the heavy picket rope of the
cavalry outfit. 11 serves another purpose
of no llttlo value lo a man who sleeps in
blankets oh his mother earth nine nights
out of ten , and Unit is it keeps his couch
free from the incursions of the innnli-
drcaded rattlesnake when laid in a circle
around it. No snake will attempt to
cross a horse-hair rope , though unfor
tunately it is powerless to protect the
sleeper from the visits of the venomous
tarantula or still more deadly Texas cen
tipede. A largo blanket-covered canteen
for water , a pair of blankets to sleep in ,
nnd an India-ruiibor coat for wet weather
completes tlin ranger's outfit. The rancor
has no uniform , hut in diess resenhies )
the cowboy ami "ranehoro , " Neither is
ho drilled as a cavalryman , and although
the discipline of the force is admirable ,
parades tire unknown , commands are
seldom given in audible tones , and there
is not a tniinpcl in Iho whole frontier
battalion. The
can bo soon at a glance. When a man's
horse is his own and not the governments
there is no necessity for "stable calls , "
ami when his arms liavo been paid for out
of his own jiurno and his life depends on
thi'ir being in proper order parades and
inspections woulu bo absurd , As to drill
In.liaus , desperadoes , and cattle thieves
arc iiol to bo conquered by a knowledge
of Upton's lactles , but , o > experience has
shown , by utterly ignoring them. The
trumpet hounds nicmy at n review , but
its notes are out of place when you must
gain your only advantage .through sur
Of coui'M > .the raiiKvr differs from an or
dinary fcoldierin ninny respects. Hols
a state police officer and a soldier at the
sumo time. In thu former cupiiellv ho
performs the duty of n deputy Oieriffii
in empowered to arrest without warrant ,
all fugitives from justice in the state. A
list of those fugitives frdnl 1ulic\3 , with
thplr crimes , descriptions and the'amount
of rewards , if any , offered for their ap
prehension , is issued from the .ollico of
the adjutant general of the state ) at inter
vals for the information of tlio rangcrg ,
though what information they can de
rive from It without intense mental cllbrt
1 can not conceive , ns tlio total number
of those gentlemen whom the adjutant
general lias "got upon the list" nnd who
it is safe to presume "never Would bo
missed , " gives tv grand total of live
One of the strange things about the
rangers is that the Texansnro in a minor
ity among them. Every state in the
union is represented , and England. Ire
land , and Trance have also contributed
lo the muster-roll. Quito a number of
young men of most respectable families
have served in the force. 1 know one
company thai had in its ranks allliesamo
time a young doctor from Washington ,
1) . C. , wlioso inmlly moved in the highest'
society circles , an ox-Uritish naval olli-
cer , nud an ox-ollicor of Iho .swell Now
York Seventh regiment. The ranger
companies are all full in winter , but
with the approach of summer many get
tired of the nard life and at the termina
tion of their six months take Ihcir dis
charge and Iry something less harassing
nnd dangerous. Very few Imvo more
than Iwo or llirco years' continous ser
vice to show outside the ouicers. The
veteran of the bnttallion Is Capt. L. P.
Soikcr , who joined in May , 1874 , and has
served over since without losing iv day.
I In commands company 1) , which he en
tered as a private a company which has
tlio reputation of having killed more In
dians and "rustlors" eaUle-thiovcs-
than any two in the service.
With tlio ranger
He looks on coiirnso in a man to bo what
chastity is to a woman , and ho sums up
this article of his creed in the laconic die-
turn : " ( Sod hates cowards. " Uuliko the
cowboy , against whom ho is pitted on
occasions when tlio latter runs inniick , or
cuts barbed-wire fences with his patcnl
nippers , contrary to the statutes in such
cnsos made and provided , ho drinks but
.seldom , and never to cxcoss. Like sol
diers , tlio rangers always go in twos , but
allude to their second solt in frontier par
lance as "my partner. " They have very
hazy notions of international law , and
will follow thieves and murderers miles
into the neighboring republic of Mexico ,
and "corral" lliem , ana brine them back
across the Hio Grande without extradi
tion or any other papers , and witli the
most sublime contempt for the treaty of
Ciuadaloupe Hidalgo. Indeed , if the
rangers cared much for the nice points of
international law the Americans living
on the Texas side of the border would be
defenseless against raids front Mexican
robbers who , naif across the river , would
be safe in their own country. The re
spectable Mexicans do not object to this
virtual ignoring of the boundary line by
thu rangers , and there is only one in
stance on record where it gave rise to
diplomatic remonstrance on the part of
the Mexican government. This was in
the early part of 1881 , and under the fol
lowing circumstances :
About the latter part of 1880 a young
man'named Conklm started a little paper
called the Sun in Socorro , N. Mex. He
was a handsome , gentlemanly ypnii" ;
fcllaw , and soon made a host of friends
among the American population. A
church festival was held in the town on
Christmas eve , of which Conklin was the
manager. During its progress two
young Mexicans , brothers , named Baca.
wore very noisy , and Conklin expelled
them from the room. Eunofrio 15aca
procured n revolver , and as Conklin
was going homo with his wife , the
younger brother pulled her apart from
him , while Eunofrio
Both brothers made Ihcir escape. Some
lime after Sorgt. Gillutt , of the rangers ,
arrested the younger linen , at the little
town of Isleta , on the Kio Grande , and
delivered him over to the New Mexican
authorities. About a month or so after
ward Gillett heard that Eunofrio , Iho
elder brother , was engaged as a clerk in
a sloro al Sarngosn , a little Mexican lown
about fifteen miles south of Paso del
Norte , and lie determined , without wait
ing for extradition papers to effect his
capture. The gallant ranger took witli
him a corporal of his company named
Loyd , and , crossing the river without
exciting any suspicion , got close to the
store , in the shelter of which and out of
obsorvalio'n he dismounted , and , leaving
his horse with Loyd , rushed in on Ihiea ,
who was behind the counter , calling on
him lo surrender or get shot. Jiaca sur
rendered at once , and ho was got up on
the horse behind Loyd nnd the party
started for Iho river. The news spread
like wildliro among the Mexicans , and
the people turned out to give chase.
Nine heavily armed men followed the
rangers , some without saddles , and hav
ing only a rope around the horse's nose.
The rangers were four miles from the
river , and , in ordty to prevent Iheir stock
playing out , the prisoner had to bo
changed from one horse to another. The
Mexicans lired several shots , but , fearing
to hurt Uaea , their , shooting was wild.
They hailed on their own side of the riv
er and Iho rangers crossed safely lo the
American side. The following night I5a-
ca was turned over tollieshcrill.of Socor
ro county , and the next day ho was
Young 15aca was well connected , being
Iho nephew of the probate judge of the
county of El Paso , and the latter went
wild over the thing. Ho applied to the
governor of Chihuahua , who offered a re
ward of § 1,500 for Gillull and Loyd , deader
or alivo. The Mexican government
opened correspondence with Mr. IJlaino ,
who was then secretary of state , and at
one time il was thought thai Iho Iwo
rangers would he turned over lo Iho ten
der mercies of lliu Mexican authorities.
With the death of Judge.Baca , who had
guaranteed the reward out of his own
pocket , interest in the matter soon died
oat , and I had the pleasure only last year
of seeing the men on whoso heads a price
had been pul among Iho spectators al a
bull fighlin Paso del Nortu.
Suoh is a brief sketch of the Texas ran
gers , Iho force which has succcdod in
clearing Iho slate of hostile Comanchcs ,
Kiekapoos , and Lilians , besides giving a
good aceounl of tlio few hostile Apaches
thai have ventured over her frontier. The
success of the rangers as Indian lighters
has caused the introduction of a bill into
Iho present congress lo provide for Iho
organization of a similar force to ( If pos
sible ) put an end lo thu Indian outrages
ia Now Mexico ami Arizona.
Check !
"Cnn I gel anytnmg on n check I have
liore ? " snid a polilo traveling man to a
hotel clerk , as ho stepped up to the coun
ter and began looking through-hid pock-
"No , sir , " replied lhn clerk , curtly ;
"wo never have anything to do with
checks , , sir. Wo require cash only. ' '
"Hut , my dear younjf man , " continued
the traveler , still fumbling in his pocketbook -
book , "this check is
"It doesn't make any difl'orcnco. sir ,
whnt ilis , " interrupted tlio clerk. "You
are a stranger to ns , sir , and. as I said ,
wo do not lake checks of any kind , "
"So I heard you Say , but "
"But mo no but * , sir,1' again inter-
muted the young man ; "wo can't recog
nize it and that ends it. "
"Well , now , you ought to. " persisted
the traveler , plaintively , " ' for ifs a
mighty cold day and I can't go without
my overcoat , " and ho threw down a
cloak-room check with a jlnghi thai
jerked the clerk clear out'Jnto tNc middle
of the ollico ,
JAMES P.YWJ'8 I'KiVlUJXK has become
come recognized as tlio host wishlii ; m-emir
ation ever Invented , It has relieved wash
clay of the old weftr and tear , and plc\nso \
the dirtiest fabric without injuring
* j ; _
And Induced $ er to Reject a Nobleman
Who had Asked for Her Hand.
Story of ARIICS llolicrtson'A Courtship ,
Mnrrlnic nnd Abandonment by
-"About the year 1851 , " says the New
York World , f'thjjro was playing at a
Glasgow theatre 'h very young , pretty
nnd extremely graceful girl named Agnes
llobcrtson. Her father was a picture-
frame maker , ami his brighl little daugh
ter was his joy and pride. At Hint
period Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean , who
wore then at the zenith of their popular
ity , went lo Scotland on a starring visit ,
nnd played at the theater of which Miss
Agnes llobcrtson was a valuable mem
ber , She acquitted herself so admirably
in the small parts allotted to her , was so
attractive in person ami amiable in dis
position that Mr. and Mrs. Kcan , who
Were about to manngo the Princess' Ihca-
ter , invited her lo become not only a
member of their company , but to reside
in their home under their immediate pro
tection. This generous oiler wns consid
ered and accepted with gratitude by the
young lady. The Princess1 theater ,
under the management of the
Koans , was an instant success.
Mr. Kean was appointed the director
of the court theatricals at Windsor
castle , and Miss Robertson became a fa
vorite with the aristocratic followers of
the the theater. Society and the clubs
talked of the migonno features , the grace
and petite elegance of Miss Agnes Rob
ertson , who gained additional prestige
by being the ward of the Kcans , who
were held in high esteem by thu most ex
alted society. The charming young
actress had admirers and suitors in plen
ty. Thu lavored ono was the young carl
of Hopulown , who proposed for her Imnd ,
bul at the suggestion of Mrs. Kean , who
had a wholesome dread yf n mcssallianco ,
she prompted her pretty ward lo suggesl
llirco months to think over the oiler that
the amorous young nobleman might con
fer with his mother and settle everything
satisfactorily , in order thai Ihcrc would
be no future reproaches or heart burnincs.
Mrs. Koan had heard from a friend that
the young suitor's ' mother somewhat ob
jected to his marrying an actress and
slio had the happiness of her ward too
much at heart to submit her lo any pos
sible humiliation. The young gallant
was tenderly told by his lady fair to 'bide
a wee' and lie submitted with good grace.
"Il was here that Mr. Dion Boucinault
appeared upon the scone. He adapted
Dumas' ' drama , 'The Corsican Brothers , "
for Mr Kean ; the play was a great suc
cess and the adapter was appointed the
assistant stage manager of the theatre.
Among oilier pie'efs ho translated a little
Gymnnse comedietta called 'The Primn
Donna , ' in whi h'.Jlifs ' Robertson enacted
the heroine to perfection. Anything
more finished , , or fascinating or dainty
was never seen on the London stage.
The public crowded to scq Iho young ac
tress and Boudjcault lost his. heart , or his
head , or both but whalever lie lost
Agnes Robertson's ( fate was sealed. All
the world knows that Dion Boueicanlt is
a singularly able rfiid accomplished man ,
and possessed 'a , tpnguo that would
'charm the birils oft'a bush , ' as the say
ing goes. And so he addressed himself
to the task of wimiing Iho heroine of his
litllo comedy.There can be no doubt
thai opportunities ; and importunity nro
powerful fnctprsjn winning a woman ,
and Boucieaultfwilll knew this. As the
stage manager 'lib' had incessant "opportu
nities of being near the lady , and that he
used his tongue deftly goes without say-
saying. Ot course , he knew that she had
boon asked in mnrriiujo by Lord Hope-
town. Ho regarded this obstacle by no
means seriously. He said to an acquaint
ance : 'This is a race of title and cash
verses brains. Observe which wins. '
"Boucicault occupied a suit of ele
gantly furnished apartments quite near
Hie llieater , and ho managed his affaire
do cocur so skillfully that Miss Robert
son , after the performance of the lirst
piece in which she appeared , would
nastily dress and spend a furtive hour or
two with him before retiring to the Kean
residence. This wont on for some time ,
when an annonymous letter enlightened
Mr. Kean of the nightly programme of
his protege. Ho was greatly shocked ,
but koptnis counsel , and one night ho
followed her in disguise , and as she was
ringing Houcicault's bell ho stepped up
and simply said , 'Miss Robertson , I bo-
liovo. Now I am satisfied , ' jumped into
his cab and returned hastily to the the-
aler. The result of Inis discovery was an
animated scene with the Keans , when
thu young actress confessed her lovu for
Boucicaiul , announced that an alliance
with Lord llopfttown was out of the ques
tion , and that , in point of fact , she foil
she would greatly prefer to retire from
tlio protection of her kind patrons. The
adroit touch of thu Mophislophelian Dion
was obvious to Ihis movement. The
resl was plain sailing. Miss Robertson
took quicl lodgings near Boncicaiill ;
ho soon seceded from the the
ater , arrangements were rapidly
made lo visit Iho United States , and Miss
Robertson came ever in 18.VJ or 18JVJ nnd
played her lirst American engagement at
Montreal. Boueicanlt followed a few
weeks after , and the two look up their
quarters as man nnd wife , it being under
stood thai Miss Asines Robertson , the
'Fairy Star , ' as she was called on the play
bills of the day , was Mrs. Boucicault.
When the dramatist arrived in this city
ho hud very llttlo ready money. In Lon
don ho lived up to ovorylhlng ho earned ,
nnd , in fact , had passed through the 'val
ley of tlio shadow of debt , ' and it wns nn
opportune moment for him to leave Eng
land for pressing financial reasons. Ho
told an American friend after his prosperous -
porous davs hero set in that ho landed
with less than $100 in his pocket , but ho
added : 'I came over as the Apostle of lliu
Drama in th < vnj\y } world. ' For somu
limo his npostooniission ] ( did not pro
duce very lucrntivii1 results , and ad inter
im his wife , wlipni ] : < l made a pronounced
success , suppni'.toij ; him sumptuously. Shu
received a hanllfiomo salary , und one
night in Bosto'hW"r. Boucicault stopped
unsolicited on. 'fjio stage and announced
thai she was hub -wife , This fell like a
thunderbolt amoif" the dudes and mnsh-
ersof the perinilv wlio know nothiii" of
the Boiielcaiilfj'fctHiiieclion. The 'J'nlry
Star' was thcn fmblicly talked of as Mrs.
Boucicault , aiUi.rtva.s ( ( not long buforo
Mr. and Mrs , , DJYw Houcicnult filled Iho
t lieu ter.s up and down Iho hind in Iho se
ries of Irish dfhmlt of which "The Colleen
Dawn * is a nolhjilf , example.
"After a itcriful of ten years had
elapsed thu Botfcjlfnults returned to Eng
land nnd jilayc'd'MJth ' great success at tlio
London Adelphir The dramatist then
humchcd out inhisdomc.stiocxpcndituru.
Several children were born lo him mid
he leased an enormous mansion near
Kensington nud entertained in the most
extravagant stylo. His expenses must
hayo rim up to $30,000 , a year ; ho leased
in addition a theater on the Surrey side
of thu river , incurred heavy losses , nnd
thu rcsull wns bankruptcy , The critio. of
n famous London journal , who is now a
popular manager , wrote of Iho dramat
ist : 'Ho went to America , amassed afqr-
lime , returned to England , and squan
dered it like u Brumagem Sardauupa-
"There was truth in this , for Bouci-
cault must have netted $200,000 by Ins ten
years' acting and ijlaywrlting in this
.country. . At this period a scandal occur
red in which the name of a very beauti
ful woman , now a resident of Now Yorkj
was very suriousl ) ' compromised. Tie |
nffair got into a police court nnd thence
Into the papers. Houclcaull'a excuse for
being at Iho lndy'5 chamber at 2 o'clock
in the morning was very nnivonml sweet.
' 1 wont lo lend her some books , ' assorted
Houcicnult , nnd the court shrieked with
laughter. Watts Phillips drew a lovely
caricature of the doughty and amorous
Dion in the moonlight , with his hat
perched on the back of his head
to show off his broad , expan
sive brow , staggering under a weight of
Volumes , some trembling from his arms
nml labelled 'Ovid's Art of Love,1 The
Decameron , ' 'Marlon Lesonnt ct ido
omno genus' The wags of the comic
pnpors had rare fun over this escapade.
WIKMI matters were a bit squared up in
England thu Roucicaults returned to this
country , played many engagements with
more or less success , and all went fairly
well for a lime. Then a llnal separation
took place , and one day Mr. Boi'jlcault
publicly announced that Mrs. Bouolcault
was not his legal wife , ami that in the
face of the .serious fact that he had four
grown up children and a grandchild.
Mrs. Boucicault promptly ( Icnied the
.statement but failed to say where and
when she was married , und further
"tilted she would apply for a divorce. It
is doubtless a hard case , after llvinc witli
a man over twenty years , to bo deliber
ately branded as n mistress and Boucl-
eault. by his recent marriage in Austra
lia with Miss Thorndyki ) , confirmed in
some respects his damaging .statementor
else renders himself amenable to the law
for bigamy.
"A curious page in this unhappy busi
ness is that two of Bouclcault'fl daughters
and his son ( whom people call 'Dot' }
went to Australia with their father and
assisted al the Thorndiko nuptials , their
unhappy mother meanwhile residing in
obscurity in n suburb of London.
"This story of n family breakdown in
family love and honor , this record of
shatlorcd lives and woful division Is sad
enough in all conscience. In Ibis sor-
rowfulstory , like many another , thodis-
ease begins in one way. What is tins
way ? It is by the lack of masculine
rather than of feminine faith ; by waul of
abiding gratitude on the part of the
stronger for that which a weak woman
does when she lays her life in the hands
of a husband and yields to him the de
cision whether the rest of her years shall
pass hi honor and happiness or in heart
ache and neglect. An alienated husband
has the worm open to him ; the allronted
wife linds a prison in her home. Society
will not permit her the freedom which
the husband arrogates. Shu must sutler ,
she must conceal , she musl act n part
before the eyes of friends , chained lo
her torture and moral ruin by the double
manacle of a more sensitive conscience
and of maternal love. "
The Hell Telephone Company and the
iVcm 1 * < Ic Tlma.
The people would shed no tears If the
Bell telephone patents should be declared
null and void. The monopoly that has
been established upon llicse patents by
Iho American Boll Telephone company
has few friends except those whoso friend
ship has been bought and pad for. For
many reasons it has become obnoxious to
the public.
Il demands and' collects from Hie people
ple enormous prices for Iho uses of Hie
telephone instruments. The company
has testified thai the cost of a set of
these instruments a transmitter and n
receiver delivered to its inspecting de
partment is only.41. ! ) For the use of
these two instruments it charges lo a
local company an annual rent of ? 14.
The rent in this city is said to bo $15. On
March 20th , 1885 , the parent company
had ! k'9,820 transmitters and receivers in
use , and its receipts from rent for the
preceding year had been $1,00,443. ! ) By
the company's own admission the cost of
these instruments was only $501,000 , and
Hie value of its telephones for the calen
dar year 1885 was entered in its state
ment of assets at only $538U ! ! ) . Still ,
upon this investment of less than iJOOO-
000 it demanded and received from Uio
local exchanges an annual rent of nearly
§ 2,000,0001-
Here is an enormous annual profit of
BoO per cent , which the Boll company ex
acts from the local exchanges. These ex
changes must take another prolit from
the subscriber. Let us see how much Ibis
profilis. About one year ago a person
thoroughly familiar with the telephone
business estimated the-cost of wive , in
struments , exchange plant , &c. . for an
I1 exchange of 4,000 subscribers in this city
at ! fW4)00 ! ( ) a year , and the expenses for
salaries , repairs , tfcc. , at $79 00 a year.
On the oilier hand , Iho receipts for the
year from 4,000 subscribers al tin average
annual payment of $175 would be i700,0i)0 )
so that in one year the entire plant would
bo paid for , the running expenses met ,
and a surplus of $250,800 laid aside for
stockholders. These figures may indi
cate the si/.c of tlio profit taken by lliu lo
cal exchange from the subscriber. The
Bell company , not satisfied with the enor
mous profits derived from the rent of in
struments , now shares thoprolits of many
local exchanges by holding Iho stock of _
these orgam-/.atioiis. For example , it
holds n controlling interest in the Metro
politan company , of this city.
What percentage of the capital paid in
cash the dividends issued by lliu Boll
company represent it is ( tiflicuU to ascer
tain. An ollicial statement presented to
the Massachusetts legislature when the ,
company was asking for permission to
inflate its capital from iflO.000,000 to
$110,000,000 shows Ihal only $110,000 was
paid into the treasuries of the three com
panies that preceded the Bull company
and were merged into it. After $ ! ) , U03- ,
100 In stock had been issued the company
stated that 33H,000 ) : ) had been paid in
cash and thnl $0,500,000 bad been paid in
stock to lliu Nalionnl company for prop ,
orly valued by thnt company al only
? 850,000. The Boston Glebe nnd other
papers liavo declared thai the slock has
been watered seven times , or by giving
lo holders for each original share seven
now ones , so-thai the value of the shares ,
which was at one limq very greathas been
diluted until the profits do not appear to
exceed 17 per conl. Bul it il bo true Ihal
the total amount of casli invested did nol
exceed $ 1,000,000 , Iho six.o of the dividend
will appear , for the net earnings of Hie
company in Iho year ending March 1.
1835. were $ l,710,81ti , to say nothing of
dividends from stock In local companies
to Iho face value of over ? 22OUO,000 , holer
by the parent company. Those figures
are referred to for the purpose of showing
howgreat the tribute is which the Boll
company exacts from the people for Iho
usu of instruments thai cost very llttlo
and for service that is by no means good.
One result is that Boll and his associates
nro enormously rich , The burden of
charges is heavier in this city than il is
elsewhere , for the annual rent ranees
here from § 100 to $210. while in other
cities it is much less , nnd in some states
is limited by law lo $ 'JQ a year. To exact
those enormous percentages of prolit
from the people is extortion.
- * -
A Considerate Iliitilmntl.
"For whom are you wearing that weed
on your hat , PodsonV"
"My wifo. "
"Is she dead ? "
"No ; bul she's pretty sink , and I
thought I'd put j' TJI now so she might
see how bad I'm g .g to foul when shu'ri
gone , "
ki we B T ° f > ° t Cfcutorta ,
When elia was a ClilM , eke cried tor Cactorla ,
When tlio became Hits , eho clunu to Ciutorla ,
Wliwi ike bad CUildua , abe gftre them CaatorU ,
: Y
Oneoftfaa Rest awl Lrtrffasb Stocks In the U.S.
to Select from.
No Stairs to Climb , Elegant Passenger Elevator ,
OEO. lltMtlCli ,
rcs : Mprehnnta nml Frtrinors' llnnk , DixvM Clt.v , Noli. , Ko.irnoy NntlonM VtaiiV.tCon r
ncy.Ncl ) . ; Columbus Stnto Hunt , Columbus , Nub. ! McDomilil'a llniik , Xurtli 1'lnlto , Neb , Omnhn
Nntlonnl Hank , Oinnlin , Neb.
Wlllpnjr customers' urutt with bill ot livJInft attached , for tiro-thirds value ot stuok.
Tlio Smartest Woman In I/oulHvlllo.
Chicago Heraldi "Tiilkin1 about
smart women , " saiil a passenger from
Louisville , "you ou hter know my wife.
She's the smartest woman ever I saw.
They can't none of "cm gel ahead o' my
SUMIII. Why , Hie other day , young
Ucorgc Ilodgers took dinner nt our
house , lie's engaged to my darter An-
gollno. Party nice young man , too , hut
the old woman never hail any lee much
conlldcnco in him.
s " 'Father. ' she often says to mo ,
'there's something about that George
Ilodgors 1 don't like. Ho seems nice ,
but I don't have much conlidoncein him.
I'm afraid lie's a little weak. '
"Susan she prides herself on her abil
ity to rend human nature. And she kin
do it too. She's got mo sized up so line
that I can't take a drink down town 'fore
" How do yon like the pie , Mr. llodg-
ors ? ' my wife asked him.
" 'It's splendid , ' said George , 'who
made il ? '
" 'Angclino , ' said the old woman.
" 'Did she , Indeed ? ' young George
went on. 'Well ; she makes a daisy pie.
My mother used lo make the best apple
pie I over ejit , but this beats my mother's
pie all to pieces. "
"Ann that's just where young George
put his foot into it. lie didn't know it ,
but ho did. Right there is where ho gave
himself away. "
"Just as I thought , " said the old
woman , after he ami Angoline had gone
into the parlor ; "just as I thought.
George 1 lodgers is a weak , recklessshift-
less , improvident fellow , and he shall
never marry a daughter of mine. "
"What do you moan , my dear ? " I In
quired , entirely in the dark.
"What do I mean ? Can't you see ?
How anil you men are. Why don't you
learn to read human nature ? Didn't you
hear George llodgcrsgo and admitright
out in plain words , and before yon and
me , that his intended wife could make
better pie than his molliov ? And do you
a'po e I'd go and give my darter into the
hands of a man weak and thoughtless
enough to surrender one of the dearest
rights of a married man in that way , and
furnish the evidence to be used against
him in after years ? I read human nature
lee close for that , A/.ariah Tompkins.
George Ilodgers will never amount to a
row of beans , anil you can toll him as
soon as you like that the match is oil' . "
"That's what Susan said , and what
Susan pays goes , boys. The match is oft' .
1 tell yoiisho's Iho smartest woman in
Louisville. "
A Hotel Porter's Fortune. '
Philadelphia Press : John Carroll was
buried a few days ago from his late resi
dence , No. 01(5 ( South Soventconih street.
He was a tall , broad-shouldered man of
10 , slight to the eye , but wonderfully
wiry , and as hard of muscle us iron. Vis
itors to the Colonnade hotel during the
past fifteen yours knew him wolf. lie
was there all that time as head porter ,
and ho was a faithful one anil uriglit.
lie died Tuesday , leaving a fortune esti
mated at $100,000. About four years ago
he fell heir to a fortune of .some $00,000 ,
left him by an uncle who had died : it Oil
City after having grown rich by invest
ments and transactions in oil lands.
Carroll accepted his good luck as he did
everything elsp that came to him , good
or bad , in a quiet , philosophical way. It
made no change whatever in his manner ,
and , although hi1 was able to buy nml sell
three-fourths of the people who o luggage-
ho handled , ho still was respectful and
deferential , and accepted tips from people
ple whose every ponn.y ho conic ] match
with a dollar. His earnings as head porter - ,
ter were , owing to his popularity witli 1
the patrons of the Colonnade , very largo , j
sometimes reaching , it is said , $ 'J5 a day. ]
Ho had invested his savings with prolila- 1
bio foresight in real estate. He used his
inheritance in ( | io same way , and al his
deatii ho was the owner , it is thought , of
thirty or forty houses , and was a member
of several building associations.
A JJroom Kaminc.
Cleveland Leader ; The tidy house
keeper who deftly bangs her broom away
in a corner when she has done using it ,
is probably Jilllo a varo Unit a corner of
a different sort for brooms is unticipalcd
in the future. A manufacturer of brooms
states that an actual "broom famine" is
anticipated within the next four months.
Tliis prospect grows out of the fact that
on account of the extremely low prices
of broom corn , which have ruled for the
last few yeans , its growers in largo num
bers have become discouraged , and have
turned their hinds lo other crops. The
brooin-corn crop is also a hard one on
Iho soil , and under these circuiuslnuccs
corn can not bo made to pay. They
wore compelled to sell their crops last
year at from 2 to1 cents per pound , when ,
it. ought to have brought 7 to 8 cents.
The prospect now is that the prices of
that commodity , which has been Helling
lately in this market at from 10 lo 1'J
cents per pound , wholesale , will soon bo
worth 15cents , and as the H-a roily of tlio
article has only begun to bo felt it in Haul
that-5 cents is likely to he the point
reached , In this ease a broom whiiih is
now worthM or ! 0 cents will soon be
worth 50 cents. The block said lo have
been on hand at this lime last , year , in
Chicago , was 10,000 tons. Now it is
Mated that there are not more than 1,000
tons on hand ; 500 tons wore destroyed by
lire In that city recently. Tim whole
outlook is , therefore , for higher prices
on brooms ,
Wo accidentally heard the following
dialogue on the street yesterday.
Jones. Smith , why don't you stop Hint
disgusting hawking and spitting ?
fimilh , How can 1 ? You know 1 am a
martyr to catarrh.
J. lo ) as I did. I had the disease in its
v msl for.ni , hul I uin well now.
& . What did you do for itV
J. 1 used l.r. Sago's Catarrh Hemcdy.
II cured me and it will euro you ,
6' . I've heard of it , and by Jove I'll
try it. . .
J. Do so. Ywrll find .it at nil the dnijj
I in town- ' '
fctorc.s - . . . "
* ' ' '
Nebraska National Bank
Paid up Cnpltal . $250,000
SnplusMny 1 , 1885 . . . . . . 85,000
II. W. YATIS : , President.
A. E. TOH/.AUN. Vice President.
W. 11. S. HUUIIKS , Cashier.
Cor. 12th find Fnrnnm Streets.
Goncrnl llnnkln ? Husltioaj TruusnotoJ.
Railway Time Table
Tno followhifr is tlin tlnip of nrnvnt nnd de
parture or trains liy Contml Stmuliird tlmo nt
llict liu'iil ilupoiH. Trillin of tlio C. , St. 1' . , M. &
O. nrrivu nml ilopnrt from tliolr dunot. corner
ot nth nnil Wobsmr streets ; triiliiion the II. &
M. , 0. , 11. & 0. nml K. 0. , St. J. .V C. II. from tlio
U. & .M. depot : nil othci-H from tlio Union 1'nclflo
a ° | ) OU
IlrlilffO train ? wn lonvo U I' , clopot nt OM5
117B-8lM-8:10-8:60--l10:00-HuUn. : : : : ! : : m. . 1:00 :
1 . JO-1 : 50-1 1 : ! :00U : : WJ : OJ-5 : UO-5aO--l : ( : U5-
0:10 : 7:00 : 11:10 p. in.
I.GIIVU transfer for Oinnlin a 7:12 : 15 8:15 : 0:30 :
BUMS II 10nj-10i7-lli7 : : : : : n. in. : l : 7-Sl : -
2i7--iao-1J:37-I:3 : : : : : : 7-6:15 : 0ffi-7a-7:50- : : ) :
UGP.iu. : !
Arrival nncl dnimrtiiro or twins from the
transfer depot at Council llluns :
0:1riA.Ji : . Mull nud Express . 7:00r. : it
1:2:40 : : P. M . Accommodation . 4iO : ; r > . > i
6UOr.M : . Exprcsss.f . UJA.M :
0:15 : A.M . Mall nnd Kxpross . 7:00l'.si :
7l"i A. M . Accommodation . finui : > . M
C'JO : r. M . Kxpro-s . 11:15 : A , H
0:10 A..M . ilnll nnd lixprosa . 7:60i'.M :
D:1'J P. > l . KxpresB. . . 0:15A.M :
tl"i ) ! A. M . Mull nnd HxproSS . 0:20 : r. M
0:40 : p. it . U.vprust ) . 0lj : v. M
2:15p. : M. Local. St. I iills IsxproM Local .
0OOi'.M.Trnisr : | < ; rSt. IXUl3V.v.TrAii8for.3:9)r.M )
2:1,1 A.M . Slailniid'Kxpress . . . . 7U5p.M :
a:00 : i'.n . Uxpross . 0:35A.M :
00 ; A.M . Sioux City Mall . 7:00 : p. M
IKUli * . M . St. 1'mil Kxprnss . U'J. : > A.M
Dcimrt. WESTWARD. Arrlvo
Ucpnrt. SOUTHWARD. Arrive
Will Icnvo IT. p. depot. Omuliu. nt 0:40-8:35- : :
10:15-10:5.-lu : : m. ; B03:60iEip. : ! : : . in.
ln'nvoSloek Yards for Oimilin at 7 : ! > * ' ' 0:2ja. :
in. ; 12:01 : 1 : U''J 4:40 : .1:07 : 0o : : n. in.
Non : A tniltiRilnllr : IIdully oxoopt Sunday ;
C , dally nxcoot Saturday ; U , dally except AIon
a T.
A Great Mcillonl Work on Mnnhood.
TSxhniiBtprt Vitality. Nnrrotn nt l Iliwleiil Doh
rpiimtiirol ) < ' ' 'lliiBii | Mnn. Krrnrs of Vonth.anrt thi )
untold inlncrlr * reuniting from Hnlltiorotlon unit or-
cpf p . yv liook tor nrnry mini , jwinir , mlildln-azAd
nml old , ItconCillris ri > ] > nn < Tl | > lion /"mil nrntound
I'lironlPillcpiifm. enrhnnn or which I * Invnlinihln. Ho
found hy tliniiiillmrwho o nrix'rlnnoo tor II ymr It
frucli itft pi'ohnlily iinvnr hpfnrt'lull In tlin lot of liny
plislHnm : > Hmuoi | , tmiitiil In hn.nifiil | | Kronnli nmv
lln , CMihiwcil cover * , lull Bill. L'unnintpml to hnn llrmr
woik In every noiunlupchHnli'iil. . lltiinirr nwl nrnfnv
plomd tlitinnnr other work In thli country for HWX
orlhomnncy will hnrofniiil In every ln tnnrn. Prlta
onlr fl liy mill , pnntmlil. Illuitriloil vnnpln , All.
Henrtnnw. OeM mcrliil nwantoil tho.iuthoriiy the Nv
tUinnlMcMlKvilAfnnolntlnTi.tr ) thli lion , A. I * . Illftnll ,
nnilniitMiMalH olncure of lha bo ml the rcailor It ro >
Thnt 'loic ori.lfil < worth more to mo yonnunnil
mlilillc-nuel mount Ililn vUDCnitliin Hum ull tliOKOlil
mlnci of riiillforniniiinl tlio cllvoriulnui of
cnmlilniHl.-S. IMJhronlclP.
Tlio Kclunro of llo | polntn out the rocks nn
nuiiU jmnhlHi tlin ciinxltnllun nml linpo * nf many
u rnunxiniin Imvo Loon filially wrecked. Munchoiter
Tlio Arlenco of I.lfnhof ( irontcr vnlno tlmn nllthfl
muillcnl works inibllKhcil In this country lur Umimsl
Wyrarii. Atlnnin CoimtlUitlon.
Tluiriclunrunf I , Hull u supcrli nnil mailnrly trn.it-
Uo on nervous inn ! ph > lcal ilulilllly , DolruU Kroa
lroi * < .
AddrpHiitha PonUodr Moillrad InntltnU ) . or Ir W. IL
Parker. No. 4 llulltlni'h ttrcot , Uoitim , Mais , .wiio mar
t'oeonnnlU'Jlon nil illboantu ruijulrlnunklll unuoxparl-
rniHi. ( 'liionluiiii'l ' oliilnutn Ohuiitud Iliul Imvo liar.
lied ilinrklll oriillnth ( < rniyiilclun ! a > iiei-liilty. Kuoli
trenti'il Mu-K' M"lly without nn IniUnro ( if failure.
Mention ( luiuha HDD.
Carrying lliollitljrlum H > ynl and I'nllnl State ?
Mallgallliii' every Fnturdny
Belwesn Antwcr/j / &N2vYork
Palon fj-oin $ I/P to J-IOO. Kxeurslon trip from
fllOtoJIHJ. Hceoil.l C'll'in fV ) , nnd i\ourdion :
S'.M. ' KliM'nino imsen'1) tit Ion * num. peter
Wrluht & .Suns , unneral Agents , 55 Ilroadwnv ,
Now York.
Oniitlin , Xcbrnakn , I'riuik U. MoorusV,8t , I < .
&l'.t.k.t | iifient.
( Jioillh. I- hr n > il. i.R.M.l.O. flll.K.

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