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North 14th Street.
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Hats , Caps.
Trunks , Valises. THOttNroN A. CO.
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121 North 15th St. .
Fai-nam St. Oninlm.
Clouded Closing of His Life Pathetic De
tails of Somber Days-
Once tlio Nation's Wit and Humorist
The Thomas Hood of America
IIin Present Condition the lie-
Bitlt of an AouUciit.
Edward Unify in Brooklyn Maga/.ine :
In a largo and luxuriously furnished
apartment in a four-story brownstone
house on State street , in the city of Al
bany , and almost within n slono's throw
of the great capitol , sits , or walks , or re
clines throughout the day a man of 70
years of ago. With hair that is silvery
white , a full beard that is gray-white , a
form that is bent and emaciated , a step
that i.s slow and tottering , and a cheek
that is pallid and shrunken his blue
eyes yet full and lustrous alone indicate
the strength and pride of other days.
This man is John Godfrey Save , the poet.
He was the nation's wit and humorist ,
whoso delicious rhymes brought to him-
eclf fame ami n competence , and to many
a household the cheerful smile or hearty
laugh. Even across the sea ho was
Known as "tho Thomas Hood of Amer
ica. "
Yet alas ! how intensely pathetic is the
rounding out of this man's days I For
some yours ho has been dead to all the
world. Few people know that ho is yet
nlive ; few of his numerous former admir
ers think of him now other than ono who
has been , but who no longer moves
among his kind. The victim of a deep-
seated , over present melancholy , his clos
ing years are touchingly sad and un
eventful , the never ceasing c&re of the
few relatives that are spared him even
failing to rid him of the deep gloom in
which unhappily his mind is now
Up to the year 1875 John G. Saxo was
& splendid and conspicuous specimen of
virile manhood. Ho stood six feet two
inches tall , proudly erect and muscular ,
with a luriro , round and finely poised
head set upon broad and stalwart should
ers.Tho beginning of the end was the
poet's dreadful experience and remark
able escape from a revolting death in a
western railway disaster in the spring of
1875 , while on his return to Brooklyn at
the conclusion of a lecture tour ill the
couth. The sleeping car in which ho had
a berth was thrown down n steep em
bankment , anil he was rescued therefrom
by ( ho merest chance. As delay wedged
in between the broken timbers , stunned
and bruised , a fellow passenger who hud
escaped bclhought him of a sum of
money which he hud left behind him. On
returning to the cur , ho stumbled upon
the insensible pout. The latter was
thereby discovered and rescued from
what would inevitably have been doatli
and destruction by tire , as ( lie sleeper m
which he was found , alter a brief inter
val following his rescue , been mo a muss
of seething flame , His flesh was bruised ,
but no bones were broken. Outwardly
ho appeared to liayo escaped with slight
bodily injuries.
Not so. The poet's nervous system
had rceeivod a bhoek , from which it
never rallied. Ho begun to experience a
greater degree of bodily and mental fa
tigue than had been usual with him ,
\Vorst of all was Its depressing influence
on his exuberant spirits , "which bncamo
more and more .subdued , until at last his
mind had lout much of its wonted buoy
The old poet is now much changed in
form and feature , being merely a shadow
qf his former self. During the first thrco
years of his residence in Albany ho spent
name hours each pleasant day in strolling
about the beautiful park near by , or tran
quilly Bitting there in a shady arbor ,
watching the children ut their play. But
during Ilia past two years no public eye
has been him , for in that long interval ho
has of his own choice been carefully se
cluded in his room.
It is a lung time since ho last con
sented to receive a stranger , or oven a
friend , or an acquaintance of former
"I cannot bear , " ho said , with pathos ,
"to bo forcibly reminder of what I once
was of the days of my hope and
strength , when the world had charms
that are now dead to mo ; oofore sickness
had deprived mu of my health , and death
had robbed nio of my loved ones. "
In 1831 , on his first coming to Albany ,
the eminent physicians whom his family
consulted in nls behalf , predicted that ho
would not survive for two years longer.
Until quite recently ho devoted : i good
share of his time to the perusal oft ho
standard poats and the lending maga
zines , tlio.so of the latter to who e pajjcd
ho wa once & valued contributor being
still sent him regularly and unsolicited
by the publishers thereof , in kindly ro-
membranco of past services. For some
years ho has not read the daily papers ,
and evinces little or no interest in cur
rent events.
"It pains me , " ho said , "to meet with
the details of so much crime and so many
casualties. "
Indeed , lie reads comparatively little of
any kintl now occasionally a Page or
two maybe of one of his favorite prose
authors' , that mainly consist of .Haw
thorne , Dickens and Thackeray , judi
ciously selecting therefrom matter of
cheerful tone and subject. When undis
turbed he is much given to musing ; but
at tinios will converse willingly and
llucntly , displaying a power of memory
that , in view of his tceble physical condi
tion , is quite unlocked for , recently sur
prising his son not a little by repeatina
verbatim one of Charles Lamb's longest
His thoughts often revert to his irre-
pirablo loss of wife and children , speak
ing of each tenderly and regretfully , and
manifesting a keen interest in tlio proper
care of their graves over dNvellinir on
the domestic afflictions which Have
broken his heart and enveloped his once
brilliant intellect in a brooding and in
curable melancholy.
In his room hangs a small portrait of
Thomas Hood , which was given him by
the English humorist's son , and to which
ho attaches a more than ordinary value.
Ho sometimes remarks mournfully , while
gazing nt this picture :
"I wonder if poor Tom Hoe J ever suf
fered in his latter years as keenly aslsuf-
Again the observation escapes him :
"I do not see how any human being
can continue to live in a condition so
utterly hopeless as mine. "
Is not this very , very pathetic ?
At rare intervals , in his brighter and
more hopeful moods , his retentive mem
ory revives a former interest in old
friends and pleasant associations The
name of l.uiigfellow is often on his lips ;
that poet's death afllictcd him deeply ,
contributing not a little to the glooi _ tlia
was just then fasteniug itself upon his
buoyant nature.
Tlio Wall Paper Business.
Joe Howard in Boston Globe : Septem
ber 20 will open the "pool year , " in the
wall paper trade. This means that the
members of the American Wall Paper
Manufacturers' association will bogiu ou
that day to neil goods from the new
stocks manufactured since last spring.
There arc twenty-four members of the
association , thirteen of whom are in New
York and four in Brooklyn , Of the rest
four arc located in Philadelphia ono in
Buffalo , while there is ono associate mem
ber , non-manufacturingon Statcn Island.
A peculiarity of the "pool" transactions
is that all invoices of wall paper shipped
before October 15 or nftor March 1 , fol
lowing date from the day of shipment ,
while invoices shipped between the dates
named may date as late as March 1 , the
object being to concentrate the bulk of
the wall paper business within live
months. All the largo houses in Now
York agree that the coming pool year
promises to bo ono of brisk trade
and general prolit There are
no dilToronccs of any moment within
the association , and notwithstanding the
fact that the concerns outside the pool
have increased In number since last year ,
the association's schedule is so arranged
that costly antagonism without is not ex
pected. Styles in wall paper change al
most completely every season. In the
hundreds of samples there is but ono
which was in the market last year. It is
a border that proved especially popular ,
anil they have decided to run it again this
year. The now styles are hard to des
cribe to persons ouUido of the trade. In
a general way f may say designs in wall
paper have for several years been run
ning to rather largo figures. There are
many of this style large but not loud fig
ures in stock for the coming season.
Blanks , papers with the desiirim worked
on plain surfaces , brown , bull'and white ,
nro decidedly the most on demand be
cause they are the cheapest , ranging from
Oj to 13 cents a roll at wholesale. Satin
papers and what are called onibossoil ,
grounds are also generally in good de
mand and con a little more than
the blanks , the prices varying ac
cording to quality from 13 to 17 cents
H roll. Uron/.ed paper , plain , colored
and embossed , are of a higher srrade.
costing from Si ] to ! ! cents a roll , anil
contain many really rich specimens of
wall paper art. Somn of the embos.-d
bronzes this year are as handsome as
have boon seen in the market , and rival
oil paintings for delicacy of shade and
color. But tlio most thoroughly artistic
work in the wall paper line is 'found on
the borders , many of which are as skill
fully designed and carefully produced as
the classic sculptured fiiczcsof antiquity.
Ever since the dado crazu of a few years
ago borders have been reaching greater
artistic perfection overyyear , There are
bronzed borders , four-band bron/.eil , cm-
bossed bronzed , twenty-two inelic.s wide ,
and what nrn called bronzed blotehuil
borders , an elleot peculiarly striking and
unique , and the prices for these goods
range from 65 to 8.1 cents And oven as
high ai f 1.05 a roll from ilrst hauds.
"MY SON ! "
AWn tainted frofi IM { " ( uiim , In New Orleans
A bivouac in Tonkin.
A squadron of Chasseurs d'Afriquc , the
advance guard of tlio expeditionary col
umn , has halted at the approach of night.
The little troop drenched by the tine ,
close rain which has never ceased to fall
since morning , worn out with fatigue , all
with empty stomachs has drawn rein
uton a hillock wliick overlooks the rice
fields and the bamboos.
"Quarterinastcrl" calls a peremptory
Ono of the military cloaks moves ,
shakes and the noncommissioned
, rises up ; -
sioned officer thus aroused from slumber
stands awaiting orders , touching his right
temple with his lingers.
"Two volunteers for a dangerous mis
sion. "
In the twinkling of an eye the entire
detachment springs to its feet. The
word "dangerous" has tempted every
body , and every hand is lifted , waving
in air.
"Since all are willing , we must choose , "
observed the ollicer , a staff captain.
"Select from the right of the column. "
The two men chosen advance.
To each ono ho delivers a dispatch ,
adding some nib tractions in a low voice.
The destination of both couriers is the
same , but the paths they will follow are
different. If one falls the other may ar
rive in safety.
The ollicer points to a plain. Across it
is the route of the Iir.it messenger , who
salutes his chief hastily , mounts his horse
and disappears.
The other courier must cross the moun
tain. But the night is black" , and expla
nations of the route are dillicult to com
prehend in this unknown country.
"Mount and follow mo , "the captain
orders. "From the height I can point
out the route to you. "
The rain had stopped.
Under the night the two horsemen
urged their panting steeds at a walk up
the stcop and Htouy slope that overlooks
the encampment. The moon had risen ,
illuminating the far-gleaming and rain-
drcnchcd country with a bad and uncer
tain light.
"You understand ? " observed the per
emptory voice of the captain. "Tho dis
patch must bo given to the general
himself. Ho is awaiting our arrival to
begin the attack. Ho must know wo are
there. "
"All right , captain. " replied tlio cour
ier ; "it will bo done. "
And the silence of the two men , broken
for a moment , reeommonceji ; there was
no sound but the clattering of tlio horses'
feet as their iron-shod hoofs struck the
pebbly soil.
Thoughtfully the captain observed the
young soldier , who had unconsciously
suffered his norsu to gain a pace in ad
vance of ihut of his chief. Ho noticed
the stiong ruddy neck of the young man ,
and tliu thickly-set , fair hair , cropped
short according to regulation , which
curled about his nape. With his broad ,
sloping.shoulders , his sinewy baokcleurly
and boldly outlined under the uniform ,
his muscular limbs well gripping the
sides of bis horse , ho presented the
purest typo of that tine , vigorous , healthy
ironcli race whoso descendants are
steadily degenerating under the influ
ence of the city debauch and enervation
which are gradually creeping even Into
the country ,
" \ \ hero are you from ? " the ofllcer
"From Gticrigny , on the Loire , close to
Nevors , captain , " answered the trooper.
The olllcur looked up.
"I suppose yon know the place , cap
tain ? " continued the trooper. "At least ,
you have been stationed at
Nevers. There is a cavalry garrison
there. "
"Yes , there Js , " responded the captain.
"That is to ! And how old are you ? "
" 1 will bo tweuty-ono nest St. Martin's
day. "
"Any brothers or sisters ? "
"No , captain ; I am an only son. "
"Ahl Then your mother must have
eufi'iiied n great deal at your departure ! "
"I have no mother , captain. She died
when I was quite a child , so that I might
almost saj1 never know her.1'
"Is your father old ? "
"Ihavo no father either , " replied the
young man , becoming suddenly more
surious ,
"What ! Is ho dead , too ? "
" 1 don't know , " answered the soldier
In a low voice. "He went away before I
was born , and I do not bear his name. "
"Ah ! " exclaimed the captain suddenly.
Then in a gentle voice ho added , "Pardon
mu ! "
'There is nothing to excuse , captain , "
said the young nun sadly. "You could
not have knovrn. Until I was ten years
old I did not know myself. Then one day
at the village school one of my playmates
during a quarrel called mo a 'bastard.1 I
did not understand , but 1 knew from his
tonp that ho intended to insult mo , and ,
as I was not a coward , L jumped at him ,
althougn he was stronger than mo. In
the evening I asked my'parents at least
those 1 called papa and mamma what
that word meant which 1 had not under
stood. They looked at each other , and
utter a moment's hesitation papa said , us
L was ten years old and getting to be a
big boy. that 1 must learn the truth. "
"Well , " exclaimed the captain , "and
what was the truth ? "
"Just about what T havn already told
you myself , captain that my father had
abandoned nry.mpthor4 and that she had
died of grief iw.6 years after bringing mo
into the world , Teaving me to the cure of
mv grandparent ' . "
"Poor boyr' fSftfd the officer , becoming
suddenly ponsivtu And he repeated in a
whisper to hiuiMJff , "Poor boy ! "
Then mechjinicalry changing his tone ,
and addressing' ' the young man with al
most unconscious , respect , he added :
"And you " ill list ' hate that man your
father ? "
I "No. I pity him. If I have had no
1 father , ho hasfliaU no child. "
"How do you know ? " questioned Hie
oflicer. "Doyou now know who he is ? "
i "Not any more than i ever did , " the
soldier answered "But my grandparents
told mo his history without ever telling
me his name , and 1 know that he lias not
been happy. And still , ho was not a bad
man it was all due to his mother's in
fluence. "
"His mother ? " brusquely cried the cap
tain , rising up in his saddle.
"See anything , captain"demanded the
courier , grasping his rifle and searching
the long road with his keen glance. "In
the bushes was it ? "
"No , no. " answered the chief. "It was
only my horse that started at the reflec
tion of the moon in a pool of water. And
you were saying it was all his mother's
fault ? "
"So it scorns. Ho was of a noble family
and wealthy ; and , nevertheless , he wanted
to marry the woman whose affections lie
had gained and who was on the point , of
becoming a mother. Unfortunately ho
gambled , and ono night he lost a sum so
large that he could not pay it , and had to
apical to iiis mother for assistance. She
said : "I am willing to save j-ou , but only
on condition that you leave the womau
you are now living with and marry the
ono I iutend for you. " It was no use for
him to make remonstrances ; tlio old lady
was inflexible. Not to pay the debt waste
to be forever dishonored she knew the
fact and took advantage of it. Finally
ho thought himrfelf obliircd to yield , und
wont away without again seeing my
mother to whom a lawyer brought aO.OOO
trancs and a letter telling her everything ,
and begging her forgiveness. It was n
fatal blow to her ; -'lie had placed all her
faith , all her hopes , all her trust in that
man. It had never for an instant oc
curred to her to doubt the being who had
promised her so happy a life and hud left
her so bitter a reality. She never recov
ered from it. "
"And what mother's "
was your name ?
asked the captain , in a tone that lie vainly
tried to render indifferent.
"Claudino Seneschal , " replied the
3'oung man. "I am culled Pi6rrc Son-
esclml taking lior name because I do
not know my lather's name ; and , further *
more , because 1 have not the right to
bear it. "
* * # # *
Already they had ranched the moun
tain height overlooking the plain.
"Halt ! " exclaimed tlio captain. "Hero
wo .ire. "
"And my instructions ? " asked the sol
dier , gently. "
The captain's eye Hashed as ho an
swered :
"Give me your cloak ! give mo your
helmet , quick1 ! I
"Kb ? " the trouper exclaimed in bewil
derment. I . C
"Obey ! youiiirojUnder orders ! "
And lightltf ( lolling his oflirer's uni
form , ho flung onthe cloak Hold out to
him by the siupuftcd trooper , and seized
the helmet.
> > „ ,
"Now , your isbjitch ! "
The astound if youth drew the envelope
from his leather bug anil gave it up.
"Now , " commanded the ollicer , "re
main hero and wait for mo. "
"But ' < ' A-
"You are under orders ! "
And putting' ' inr.s to his horse , the
captain disappeared in the night.
' - w 'in.
Two hours havq passed ,
The clouds luu(5 melted away , and the
moon , freed from'licr ' veils , shines clearly
and calmly in the horizon , bathing the
land in light.
Suddenly upon the silence there bursts
the crush of a far-oil' fusillade. Ten ,
twenty , a hundred rillo-siiots resound
ing like the detonations of an im
mense display of fireworks. Then cries-
shouts n grout indistinct clamor which
tlio wind brings to the sentry's beat ; and
more shooting this time nearer.
At last a mullled , rapid , irregular
sound approaches over tlio plateau. It is
tlio gallop of a horse. The soldier's
trained ear has recognized it at onco.
Pierre Seneschal grasps his rifle , re
solved to sell his lift ) dearly.
Suddenly a horseman appears in tlio
moonlight , and ( he Chasseur starts. Itis
his cap'uinl
Bareheaded , his face covered with
Intended liaviny their Opening sale Saturday , September 4H , Iml owing to time consumed in plachnj tliclr
immense stocK , were comjiclled to defer the oyeniny until >
At which time they will open for sale one of the most complete stocks of Clothing mid Furnishing Goods ever
offered for sale inOmaha. . At the same time they will do a. yencronn deed by donating 5 per cent of all sales
made Monday , Sept. Gth , to the CHARLESTON sitjfcrera. The Kama to be placed In the hands of the Mayor
of the City of Omaha to be forwarded to thepropcr authorities of the unfortunate city.
All goods are marked in plain fif/iircs. Remember to secure one of their handsome souvenirs tjiven away to
ever ] } one that
Cor. Douglas and 14th. sts. , Omaha.
FAMOUS REMUR1T , 319 S. Ulh St.
( /hi'tipntt ami host In Oinuhn. Oysluis bun'eil
In all stylo-i. Mouls lit all hours. Opun day a lU
nlKlit. Call uuU bto us. U. L. HM1TU , i'rup.
Cut this out.
blood , his cloak torn by rifle-shots , his
loft arm , shattered by a ball , hanging
powerless at his side but his eyes bright
ly glowing with a wild joy he comes at
full speed.
Reaching the spot where the yonnjj
man stamls ho leaps to the ground , and
pressing him passionately to his breast-
twining his Einglo uninjured arm about
the lau's neck ho cries out in a loud
voice , broken by eobs ;
"My son ! "
Notliliitf Mercenary About Her.
St. Paul Globe ; "I'll keep this diamond
mend engagement ring , " she said in
breaking the engagement.
"I'm surprised , remarked the mule
member of the social contract , "that you
should wish to keep anything that will
remind you constantly of mo. "
"I keep it , " she continued , as slio toyed
with the gold band and its spiukling but
ting , "not for its intrinsic value , hut
simply as a reminder of how big a llirt a
man can bo. "
"If that is the case. " said ho. "and you
do not want it for its value , I will ex
change it and eivo yon a cheaper keep
sake ono that will not tempt you to
wear , but will keep just as well as a gen
uine diamond. "
Mmo. Yialard , upon whom the French
military medal has boon bestowed for dis
tinguished services upon the field of bat
tle , is a widow fifty-live years old. and in ,
us blie has been for thirty-live years , the
cautiniuro of the 131st regiment.
French - Italian
IH jiormaiioiilly Jocalcd nt 25JO.N' .
Street , Oiiwlm , Neb ,
1'or the purpose of curing Cattmh , Liver Complaints and Female Weaknesses }
of all kinds , 1 care not how bad or how long standing. I permanently euro Ilia
nuuve named diseases with Hoots and Herbs. Come and see mo. CONSUl/L'A-
T1ONS FKEK. I am also plnsing within the reach of all the most valuable
Bcmody in the world for the euro of Constipation of the Bowels , Liver Com
plaint and Inactivity of the Stomach Sweet Cactus. This plant destroys all in-
llumation and restores the lubricating power to the Glands of llio Bowels , which
lubricate the knoadings anil make them blippory as they puss on their winding ,
downward journey. Hence a natural action and permanent health to the bowels
is nt once restored. This plant has been long known and freely used by the
Chinese to destroy tlui constipating effect that opium has upon the bowels , as
\\oll as a flavoring fur their food , as it has a most delicious lluvor. There is n
million ot Chinese in America , 'eight-tenths of whom live in cellars , seldom
breathing fresh air. Nearly . . all . of . ilium . are sjttvoa to opium , which constipates
the bowels and derange * , the whole system , ami yet a sick Chinaman tens i great n
show as a Jumbo. Their oxtrcino good health is all owing to their ' diet , which is.
nil highly seasoned with Swet't Cactus. THIS PLANT IS NOT A CUUK-ALL ,
but it permanently cures the Bowels , Liver and Stomach , When tliuso work
right , all is well ; when they don't , all Is wrong.
' Ut * t * * * * J I/Jk * / * i
Office 220 N , 10th St. , up-btnirs.
1C liirt Atlvlco.
Wall Street News ; A stranger arrived
in a western Kansas town one day last
week and inquired of the owner of n va
cant store what the rent would bo per
"For what purpose ? " was asked.
"To open a ijnvalo bank. "
"Cau't have it ut any price , sir , " said
tli" owner. "I have rented it to three
iliiu-rent parties for that bu.iine.sv , and in
every initnncn , after the depositors had
run oin down and brought 'em back to
bo lynched , w crowd attacked the build
ing and damaged it $ .100 worth. My ad.
vice to you , sir , In to drop tlio private
banking business and open a butcher *
shop. "

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