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THE OMAHA DAILY JlEE : SUNDAY OCTOBER 33 , 1886. TWELVE PAGES.
IT/llTMMT t t l nii Ttin 1VP I VV I10SP1LAL 1'OR THE I\SiUE , Ono of the SUto Institutions of Nebraska , At Lincoln. T.HE BUILDING AND INMATES. JlrmPntlonlH arc Quartered , How ' 1'ln-y DlMiicnn Themselves , mill How They A st Under Hcs trnlnt anil Surveillance. I. \\rrittfii \ \ for Ihr Oinuhn Knmlny 7Jcr.\ \ As you approach the city of Lincoln from the west , if yeti happen to bo In the company of n eitl/.en of the capital , th first thing to which your attention is di rected is the Statu hospital for the insane. The average Lincoln mail does not know the Institution by this name. To him , it is the Insane asylum , and the interest ho takes in it is that of a prison who fuels that d'jH \ in some manner to be commended - mended because of Its existence. He speaks of it ns a Lincoln institution , and enlarges upon its beauty , Its complete * nos and the 'wonderful ' work it nccom * plinhos as if , indeed , it wore in no manner responsible for its existence to the state. The notoriety , however , which the hospi tal linn attained because of the frequent attacks which have been made upon its management , 1ms irtudo many people nwaro of the relation it bears to the state , ami this fact , moro than anything else , has conduced to a knowledge of its affairs which has been disseminated throughout Nebraska ; because , comparatively speak ing , few people over get beyond its oflices and parlors , for the purpose of inspec tion. tion.Somo weeks ago , 1 had the privilege ac corded me. with Mr. Lusk of thu Consol idated Ti'.nk Line , and Mr. Murdoch of the Union Paeilie , of being shown through the institution. It was a beautiful day. The air was warm , the sky clear , and the drive over the country \yliieh lay be tween Lincoln and the hospital as pleas ant as one could have desired. The hospital is situated on a slight em- incnuu , surrouii'Iuil by a beautiful undu lating country , of which it commands a delightful view. Immediately in front is well-kept lawn , gradually sloping lo the east , broken HV "WALKS AND DKIVKP , the edges of which are pleasantly marked with thrifty petunias. Looking out upon tliis prospect , and then , considering how poorly the inmates of ( he hospital are capable of appreciating what both nature and art have done to crratify tins senses , ono Is not likely to be inspired with other than sombre thoughts of the poor unfor tunates whom circumstances have de prived of the most agreeable of pleas ures. The hospital is a long white stone building , four stories in height , with walls perforated with hundreds of staring win dows. In the estimation of some people , it is but a living tomb , and this idea is but strengthened by the rigid lines and chilling whiteness of thu style and ma terial which enter into its construction. In the middle of the front is a portico , shadowing the main entrance. Within this , the cileiit created b.v the external appearance is utterly destroyed. Hero in the vestibule , are tiled Hoofs , carpeted parlors and ollices , costly furniture , pa pered walls hung with pictures and elab orately frescoed ceilings. And yet , there is a ipiiet about the place which is sug gestive. People converse in low tones and walk about with lightest slops , as if in fear of having sounds such as might otherwise bo produced , reaching and an noying the silent occupants of thu silent pile. pile.ir. ) . Mathowson was absent , and in his stend lr. J. T. Hay , the lirst assistant physician , attended" our parly. In his ofhco were a man , a woman and child. Tlie man was.an inmate of the hospital. The woman was his wife and the little one his child , The wife and mother was a SWKKT-.LODKINO LADY , the husband a handsome man. Ho was talking to his wite with as much interest in both manner and word as if bo wcro renewing his declaration of early lovo. lint his words fell upon heedless cars. The woman's eyes were lixcd in an oppo- Bitu direction. They seemed to bo look- in ) ; into the future , and as if thu prospect , for lidr at least , was that of a wife with out a husband , and with no alternative but to begin on her own responsibility the dreaded battlu of lifp. When we re turned from our inspection of the prom ises , the husband was .still speaking to bis wife , and the latter still maintained the far-oil' look , which now seemed in deed very much like some of the unfor tunates in the corridors abovo. Thu doctor led ns to the iirst male ward. This consisted of a wide corridor with lavender walls , and low ceiling , upon which thirty-two rooms opened. Tiio lloor showed the minutest grain in the wood , and shouo like a varnished surface. This was tl.o result of a weekly cleansing and oiling , and is the lir.st thing to attract tlio attention of visitors. In oaen of the rooms which opened upon the corridor rider , was a bed with covering as white as snow , and a lloor of about the .same degree oi whiteness. Near one of the onus stood thu dining-room , iu which thu same cleanliness was ajmaront , and in which the lifty-llvo naliuntH of the ward take their meals. There was also an organ and an old fashioned billiard table , both of which are intended to af ford divurtisemeiit to thu inmates. This ward is occupied by the least troublu- omo patients , and these at thu time of our visit wore in thu grounds adjacent to tl.o im-tituto , enjoying as well as they might , thu balmy breezes and thu goiiuil sunlight. On thu lloors above are situated the other wards , thu inmates being graded according to TIII : Tiioum.i : ! > eMi : NA'rnir of thor ) intliction. When a person sees oru | of the wards , ho can readily iniaginu tlio others. They are all alike though the patients differ. In the conidor immedi ately above wo had scarcely passed when a strungo looking man approached , I draw back , fearing personal violence. Ho had an Indian , fox-like tread , with a stooped form and physical development which argued tremendous power. Not withstanding that 1 saw him auproaeli , ' thuro was fetealthiness in Ins manner whlo.li made mo feel anxious to avoid him. In an instant ho had grabbed my hand , thrown himself upon Ids knees , and muttering some unintelligablo wards , covered my hand with caresses. Ho Mulled in a patronizing manner as if unions to impress mo with the fact tlmt ho was ready to do my bidding in any * Jfi&g that might bo desired. Ho ( routed the oilier mombcr-j of the party iiitho ftauto manner , and would lifiVo cMHinueci in this way if wu had not been compelled to move along , The male wards are situated In the north wing of the building , the women in souUi , In the lower corridor of the latter part of the hospital , are the least troub lesome of the females. Their quarters are of thosamu general design as those ' of , the men. When wo entercu.tlioro worn about forty unfortunates in the corridor. ,3'hcru was not a sound to.be . , heard , Bomq of the patients wcro standing , ' .ollior's leaningagainst ; thuwal.l , walking , filttiux ; cipqn thu settees , or crouched IN IJNKAbV I'OsTl'UBS upon the lloor. Sumo stared at u * as wi passed , others laughed and grinned anil uliv.otod to us the attention some of Uieii Irlemlfi whom'wo had. already left behind , , lltit noilo ol them SUO.KQ. On iho llooi abgvo , weru torty-six moro of fheso do jneutcd.crcuturcs , who were considered a litto ( morn yjoeu' | ' than those be.hv ' . liurc tliero was considerableac'tiyity Many of llio women were walking up and down , with comparatively wild looks shading.their'features. Several of them .seemed desirous of restrainiiiK " 1 , ' ' order to pour into our curd some imagin ary grievance. Tliu larger number coh sisteii of young girh , while here and there could hu noticed n matronly woman whosu 'appearance and demeanor bespoke a houlu and surroundings which were now , perhaps deprived of their chiefest charm. In the third fumalu ward wo en- eountcled n couple of manacled females , several who indulged In public and retir ing ot-isions , with a molly collection of aged , hideous , grinning and chattering unfortunates , whose cldcfest delight at the moment was thu Indulgence of thu heartiest derision of our party. Several Hire w themselves In our way and indulged in voiceless suppllealioii. A couple had liirned their face.to the wall , and seemed lo be looking into it as if tliero they * aw what to them was a world of delight. Nearly ull worn attired in blue and their hair was trimmed short , in somu in * .stances falling over tin ; forehead in re pulsive hangs. 1 noticed thai one door was locked and unon inquiry found that Iho room contained the mot violent fe male inmate. 1 had seen her before , both whun she was a source of ANXOVANVK TO IIKIt KHIKSHS and .some vours after she had benii placed In the hospital. Shu is still health. ) , and ulllleted with the mania wliicd'annoycd her when at home. Shu had hardly caught sight of us when she rambled oil' in an accurate account of the failure of the Hoe Hivnand Fidelity and State Savings banks in Chicago about twelve years ago. Shu knew the names of the presi dents of each , and the cashiers , and the manner in winch all of them were re puted , at the time , to have conducted their business. She. spoke of the thous ands of depositors who hud boon robbed by the failures , and the money she hud placed in thu Fidelity , the amount she had lost , and Iho estimation she had of thu man who had caused her liuuncial mill. In all this , I knew there was con- sidorublo truth , and because of this knowledge , it was not easy to believe that the woman was moru crazy than liuiul- i oils of females which may be met in every walk of life. Hut this was one of the patient's easy "spells. " The barred and .screened window , thu belabored walls , and thu sot features which spoke of great physical power and pu.ssionato ' exeilemenl'wero sullleient to .show that there were times whun an interview with tlie woman would not bo as interes ting fie that referred to. In each of these warns there is a female guard , whoso duty it is TO WATCH Till : IN.MATKS and tend to all their wants. It is a thank less position , and yet it never goes beg ging for an applicant. On the top lloor is a small frescoed hall in which entertainments of vocal and instrumental music are given for llio amusement of the inmates at regular in tervals , and in which also , the employes of the place bold their little sociables. Hesides llioso , the patients are occasion ally given an opportunity to indulge in the pleasures of the dance , which they relish to a great degree. We descened to thu basement and then walked out into the grounds , which , by this time , WliltK ALL AULOW with thu glory of a gorgeous sunset. The air was redolent ot garden and orchard and the only sounds which came upon the brce/.o were those of what seemed to bo the pining of some unfamiliar bird. In tone they resembled those of a qua ! } , but exceeded them in volume , and , at times , became so harsh as to bo almost unpleas ant to the ear. Wo proceeded in the di rection whoncocamu the sounds , and soon distinguished the being who hud been producing them. He was one of _ the in mates of tlie institution , with high re ceding forehead , and hur trimmed after thu manner of an lestbutu of a few years ; o. He sat beneath onu of the trees inch line the roadway through the grounds. His head was bate , and his eyes wcro turned upward , as if in com munion with the feathered beings who worn Hitting and chirping in the boughs. Occasionally , as if following a particular one of thu little creatures , lie turned from side to side , tlie while main taining an upward and rapturous expres sion of the features. Seemingly unconsci ous of our presence , he continued his shrill piping , and doubtless imagined that ho was answered by the birds , which hud evidently ensnared his fancy. He seemed to revel in his isolation and wo had not the courage lo disturb him. A short distance behind him , hidden in part by a high board fence , lay a small parcel of ground , the entrance to which was guarded by ono of the force of thu asylum. Around this entrance stood a number of men whom at lir.st we consid ered to bo strangers , like ourselves. Wo afterward discovered , however , that they wore inmates of the institution. Within llio inclosure were a HUNimUUM011K MORTALS , forming a collection most interesting to bo described : At first , they created the impression of a number'of laborers "hangingaround" in a strike or waiting for their employer to appear with their wages. They were in all positions , and some stood in knots of three and four , and apparently outraged In engrossing conversation. Three energetic individ uals were making circuits of Ihu enclos ure at a four-milo gait , raid suggested rather methodical gentlemen or ooTlegiuto professors taking a walk for exorcise. Another poor fellow paced up and down a path about lifly feet in length , worn in thu sward by himself. Hu nuvur went bo- "yond thu end of his walk and always turned thuro as if a stone wall impeded further progress. Ho wasnndorthe hallu cination that ho was guarding ( iiteau while tiio latter was in prison. Another man who attracted our attention stood bolt upright , like a statue. His face was turned to the we.st , his right bund being inserted in the bo.som of his jacket. His eves Kcomuil to look at ftonio object far in llio distance and never turned , oven for an instant to either the right or loft. When wo saw him for the lirst time , ho had been in the position described for half an hour. Thirty minutes later wo saw bun again , and ho had not in thu mean time , altered his strungo demeanor. Wo were told that ho was ono of thu most harmless inmates of thu Institution , but thai his rolleenco effectually prevented u discovery of his hallucination. Hesides these , were a hundred other poor follows , prone upon the ground , lolling with all thu uusu of niun who uru resting from labor. Some of these tit ruck grotesque and others picturesque attitudes. With onu oi those 1 was most strongly Im- pj-ossud. Ho was n durk-eyod , swarthy- ITA J , IA -LOOK I NO YOtJTJ I , with a broken ulack Jjat ; course dark clothes encasing u shapolv fcn . and well-developed limbs. Ho was , ) i' everything save the fantastic cos tume , such us a stage manager , would delight to posein the gypsy in ' 'Fra ' Diavolo. " HIH oncnmpmonl . at titude wa.s Jnzlnoss and grace and ease combined , which thu measured rolling and brilliancy of his eyes served bul to intensify. 110 condescended to notice us just for ono second. Wo evidently made no im pression upon him because his ga/.o did not revert to us while wo remained in his presence. The attitudes of many moro wcro equally worthy of attention , bul Iho time hail como for all Iho inmates to return to thuir wants , imd this they did with but little delay. Wo left the guards with a feeling of compassion for tlio unfortunates whom wo had just seen , yet unable to appreci ate why tuieh a misfortuuelas loss of mind SHOULD UK VISITED upo.n so many mortals. Wo passo.d the tree where thu piping man had been coin- uiuujug with the birds , ills place wna vacant , while the birds still twittered in the foliage -as if engaged in ve pcr prayers. The little things which had. in . omc manner led to his troubled stale' and mmlo amends by amusing him , slill retained the freedom which ho had been dotiicd. My friends had bei-n suiifibly affected by what they hud snon , and were beginning to Indulge in sombre thoughts. So , our stcii'ls wore spurred onward into a lively gnlt , and the white walls of the hospital unclosing , n" thovdid , the uufor- lunulcs mentioned , were left behind to lie HOOH unclosed , themselves , by the shades and chills of night. K. A. O'Hiuiis. A TOUCHING STORY. One oT the lilttlo Happening" Con- llriiihiK Uui * Knlth In Jluiitnn Nat UK' . Detroit Tribune : Ho bade his wife a ( earful good-by. "My love , my only ono ! The time will soon be he.ro whun I shall be in a position to snap my lingers at fate and set up ns my own b"oss. Then we shall have no more partings. " "And you will ho trim to mo ? " "As I alwuyf am1 hu responded. "You did not forget to put that photo you had especially taken' for mu in my 'gripsack , ' did you ? " "O , dear , no. Are you sure you will look at it sometimes , love ? " "You wicked doubter ! You know that I should be wretched without at least fiiie.li a semblance of my pel to look at daily and nightly. " Draw the veil of charity over his grief and the treachery of ono in whom hu had such unbounded confidence. In brief , she , his only love , his pet , his wife , hail secretly planned to make him "wretched. ' ' She bad taken that photo graph from his gripsack , and was gloat ing over his misery when he should dis cover that only memory remained to him for Ihu lime being of his darling's looks. "Tho dear fellow , how ho will scold mo for the trick , " she thought ; "but I will send him thu photograph in thu lirst let ter 1 write to him. " Thus appeasing her conscience , she waited for his first letter. It came from Chicago. "My heart's desire , " it began , " ( iot hero 0. K. this a. in. Have been wrest ling with the trade all day , and a tough time I've had of it. Weary and fagged , 1 have retired to my room , shut out tlio gilded atmosphere of sin that envelops this terrible city , and taken from my satchel your sweet picture. It is before me as I wiitu. 1 shall kiss it when I have said my evening prayers. It will rest under my pillow. It is my onu solace until 1 hold vou , niy sweet wife , in those faithful arms again.1 Thus far had she read , then she toppled over on thu lloor. ' What comfort shu found there it islu > .rd to say , but a great determination rose with'thu stricken wife , who went out an hour later and sought a telegraph olliec. tier husband had been saying his prayers abroad tlmt evening , and when lie got to his hotel about midnight his spiritual emotions received a rude shock by a telegram from his "only love. " It was elaborate for a dispatch , but , under the circumstances one could not expect an outraged wife to transmit hur feuHngs by the. slow mail. The dispatch read : 'You arc no longer the only drummer who is not a liar , as you have always claimed. Let the fraternity make you their chief in the art. Had you taken thu pains even to look for the photoirraph you say your prayers to , you would have discovered that 1 had to lease you re moved it. My faith in yon is dead ! " The husband clutched his hur. : "Why , what did I write to her , any way ? " After a while his face cleared. " 15y Jovol I must have been piling on the tally. That's what a man gets for trying his bes to make a woman feel good. Poor littio dear , what a funiu shu must be in ! Luckvfor mo she gave her grievance away. What gecso women are ! Bless her little noddle , her faith .shall bu rest r.'coled. " Forthwith ho telegraphed to a know ing friend : "Send mo , tirst mall , photograph of my wife. Hug , borrow , steal it , get it some how. Mum's the word. Will write all particulars noon " About a week later u drummer , in dig- lulled mariyrdom , stood face to face with a stern Out very wopt-out wife. She u.xpeeted to see him meek and humble , but he ga/.ud upon her with much scorn and then passed on to his room in crushing silence. She was ama/.cd. With quickimmil.se she followed , thanking heaven he had not locked hur out. "Well ! " .she beganwith wavering cour age , "what have you got to say for your self nowy'1 Coldly , cruelly ho looked at her. "I ? " ho queried. "Woman , if it were not for tlio overmastering lovu I bear for you I should never look upon yon again ! " His face convulsed with tragicsull'ering that was balm to her heart to witnessbut she only sneered : "Can you explain the deception you tried to practice upon mo ? " "Can you obliterate tlio insult put upon your husband in that unwomanly dis patch ? A woman with so little eonlidencu in her husband would bo bettor on" to live alone. For my part. I am not only disgusted , but disenchanted. " Ho turned sorrowfully away and buried his fuco in his hands. She approached him and laid Ihu letter that had caused her such grief under his eyes. ' Itoud that. Knowing you had no plu- lure of mine , what was I lo think ; " "What any intelligent , right-minded wife would have thought ; you would have said to yourself : 'Ho is incapablu of deceit ; helms my picture-somehow. ' " "Hut you did not have it. " Hu looked at her with sadresigned ser row. His lips quivered as hn sadly mur mured : "O , woman ! without an atom of faith ! " Then ho put his hand in bin pocket and produced her photograph , "O darling , forgive mo ! This old thing , taken long before wo wcro on- gagedl Why , I didn't know you over had onu of these ! " Thu restored confidence nindo her pretty blue oycs swim in tearful joy , She pm her arm around him , asking his pardon , caressing even his coal-collar. ' My dear , " ho said , looKing into her face with grave but loving reproach , "let this bo a warning. Never doubt mu again , no matt'ir what appearances may be , I can always look you squarely nlhn o.yo and say : 'fum innocent. ' " And she believed him. Knliuiin Wouldn't Talk. Cleveland Loader : Salmon P. Chase wont to Dartmouth college , and I think graduated thoru. Ho was a lively boy , and while in school was noted for liin iiianillJL'f ? . 1'art of his school Hfo twas spent in Cincinnati , and during Ihis imo thuro was a lire made inoudcf l.ho rooms. The boys were all culled up and cate chized as lo its origin. All except Chase denied all knowledge of thu atl'air. When thu question wns put to him as to whether ho know who had lighted the tire , ho re plied : "I do. " "Who wash ? " "I will nol tell,11 The professor grow angry. The presi dent was called in and Clmso was again asked. Ho again refused , saying : "Mr , 1'residunl , 1 did not intend to insult I'ro- fossor lilank , but I am not going to lio. I know who made the tire , but I will leave t ho school before 1 will become a tcll-talo. " As ho said this his largo Intellectual eye looked squarely into that of the pros- idunt , and Iho latter fully appreciated that ho mount it Ho said Unit no would excuse Chase this time , and dismissed him with n slight reprimand. THE POP-OLAll QUESTION. Sliort Essays on 'Matrimony , Ita Uses.anil Abuses. . BORROWED TROUBLE IN RHYME. Quaint Mnrrliim * * : nnrt Stiperstltloi.s Clioip : Uatc * ntul Quick Time lic-furo anil. After TnUltic. a , Anllclpntiim future Silliness Kiln HVircw'irflrnr. ' The tiny will dnwn when one ot us shrill hearken In vain to hear n voice Hint has crown dumb ; , , Anil nimns will fndc , noons p lt , ami shad ows darken , Whllo sail eyes watch for feet that never I'OIIIC. Ono of us two must HOIIIO Him1 face existence Alone with inpinoiles tJiat but sharnen And those sweet days shall shine hack In the distance. hike dreams of summer dawns In nights 01 rain. Ono of ns two , with tortured heart half hroken , Shall read long treasured letters through salt tears ; She kissed with nngulsheil lips each cher ished token , , That speaks of these lo\o ciowncd , deli cious years. Ono of us two shall lind a light , all beauty , All joy on earth , n tale forever done ; Shall know henceforth that life means only duty ( ) ( iodl O God ! have pity on thatono ! SnprrstltloiiH Concerning Ijovo and Alnrrlnco. Cincinnati Knqtiiror : If strangers of opposite sexes resemble each other you can wager u thousand to one that they will be nmrrleil if they moot , provided they carefully avoid using Urn words "if" and "but , " or give them a proper turn when used. You must never give shoes or stockings to any one whom you wish to retain near you ; if you do he will beMire Mire to run away. If n lover presents a knife or any sharp instrument to his be loved their love willbueut asunder unless ho takes a pin or something similar in ex change. Hence the words of the old SOU ! ! : "IT you love mo as 1 love you. No knlfo CUM cut our low in two. " A young bride must not asslsc in wash ing her own linen for the lirst time after the wedding if she wishes to remain in the land ot the living ; nor must she help sew her own bridal garments if situ would not be unfortunate with her children. Furthermore , no girl who lias worn the myrtle wreath in jts.it will ever bocomu : i bride ; and if she does this with the silver wreath ( used in some parts of Cnrinany ) she will never celebrate her silver wed ding. If you are to be married in church you must leave the houto hand in hand , and , be the steps ever so narrow , you must descend them together ; if you let go of each other it will bring separation , either in life or death. I lie who looks around 01. the way to'he ' wedding is looking for another ; and } ifulio wedding ring bo lost it forbodesithat the couple will not live long together. ! lf n younger sister is married buforui the others the latter should take caixii to dance at her wedding without shoes , * otherwise they never hope to get husbands. Quaint .Marrh\ues. Letter in ( Slasgow Herald : Three Sab baths before the interesting ceremony the banns arc proclaimed in church. A week before the marriage day si repast consist ing of _ the chief ItixnriefiVof'tho island is provided for the whole of the islanders in the intended bridegroom'shouse. . Tlio "luxuries'1 include tua-ttwliich is ( Irank lint of bowls cheese , bnttef. Scotch ban nocks , and. last but not least , "a wee drapplo o't. " Hut the islanders never disgrace nuch feasts with drunkenness. A curious feature of the gathering is that the sexes are kept by themselves in dif ferent ends of the house. For the com fort of the men tables and chairs are pro vided , and in the event of the supply run ning short the women hnve to remain standing. The "feast" is , of course , a most funeral affair. What else could it be when the pope of the place has" forbid den even singing and whistling ? There is no singing , and , of course , no dancing. The time : is passed in general remarks on the comin" event anil the "news of the day. " 1 really do not know what the "news of the day" means in St. Kilda unless it be that Mor Hhun was publicly reproved in church the Sunday before for sleeping , or that the minister a house keeper had patched up her latest quarrel with the prettiest woman on the island ( commonly called the Queen ) , When the wedding day comes everybody gathers into the church , including the bride and bridegroom , attended by" the best man anil uridemaid. They are rigged put in their Sunday linery , and are privileged with it front seat next to the left ol the pulpit. Everybody is agog with excite ment , for the occasion is a great one. Soon there enters the Uev. Mr. Alnckay bible in hand. Mounting ( lie precentor's box the minister engages in a Gaelic prayer. Then follows * i sermon on the duties of husband and wife. The sermon over , Mr. Mackuy goes through the mar riage ceremony in the orthodox fashion There is another prayer and then the curtain falls. After the niarriago another jolly feast is provided in one of the houses in the village , but to this only natives are invited. The "strangers. " who include the schoolmaster , the old nur.se , and the minister himself , hie themselves lo the manse , where they at tempt to make merry in a humble kind of way , and the newly-married couple are gracious enough to look in and smile on the proceedings. The husband and wife bring provisions with them , generally - ally mutton , it being considered unlucky that they should come omnly-hutuled. Tea is supplied in great abundance , A bumper is drunk to the health and pros- purity of the newly-wedded pair , ami tins lormality over tno company breaks up. The couple are scon to lest for the night , and the event is at an end. There is a dilllculty usually about thu honeymoon , It is the correct thing to spend it from home , but theruia only thojehoieoof , going to a friend's house ten yards off or one twice the distance. AVaiting. Dctmit Frtc 1'ieu. They have KOHO through Hfo together , 'J'hoy ' have braved Its stormyweather : -Many a year. Time has filched Irom beauty's Jrnasures , Hut Love scorns thu lio.nnl.ho measures With a leer. Slid the world's turmoil nn.il fretting , They'd no tears and vain regretting For the jmst. All their troubles lirmly hrcasHair. They have found the time for jesting Sweet , at last. There nro craves upon the ineiwlow iiuby forms that lie in shadow , Dark and still. Ah ! they felt UtoM fountain drying When they looked on baby dying , Uut-"ThywlUP' Now , If palscs throbbing steady , Hand In hand , they're waiting , u-ady , Not a sigh For the time that's swiftly fleeting. There will bo n joyous meeting Jly anil by , Tlio Quickest BlarrTuKC on Record. I'ittsburg Dispatch ! Scarcely had tlip sun started to dispel yesterday morning's mists wliun a neatly dressed young woman came tripping down 1'onn ave nue , She glanced from one sulo of the street to the other , as if searching for some place , mid finally hesitatingly en * torecl the little cary t factury-of-A , Kob- hoi * , l,48r > IVnn avenue. When that Ron- tlcman Inquired the mission of his.eurly visitor she replied ; "My nhmc is Kosinn ( lover , and I am huntinir.omplo\meiit I havu been living with a family on Small- man street , but thev didn't need me any more , and PVojust left there.1 * "Well , I don'tneed any servants , " said Mr. Kuuno ! ? , "but here is a man who wants a housekeeper1 he said jocularly , turning to an old man w ho was sitting on u stool by his side , um < had listened t < i the. conversation. This remarkably sudden proposal staggered the young woman , nut she wusn t mug recovering , and said : "I don't know about that. I haven'lauy calmly surveyed young woman for at least live minutes , utterly oblivious to the discomposure on her part which Ills long stave produced. Finally ho said : "Yes , I can give you a place to stay , if you haven't got a homo. My wife's been dead , and 1 guess I'd better get another. You can come homo mil mo , and if wo suit eacli other then we'll go and get mar ried. " With equal promptitude the young woman took him nt his word , and arm in arm they started out , leaving thu old car pet weaver nina/ed at his joking remark. They wont .straightway to the register's ohco. ! but the old man's courage slightly wavered as ho Crossed the threshold of the court house. After waiting iu the corridors for a few minutes lie hesitating- ly.turned the knob , and , sliding forward with a bashful air , introduced himself and his companion to one of the clerks. He looked horrible uncomfortable for a minute or so , and then with a Hushed face and tremulous accent said : " 1 want a license. I come from the Ninth ward. My wife died six months ago , and to-day I made up my mind that i couldn't be a widower any longer. " The clerk asked the customary ques tions , and the answers showed that the venerable bridegroom's name was Michael Krciit/or. an iron worker , 01 years of age , ami residing at. tfl Spring alloy. The bride to bo gave her name as Kosmu Goyur , and said she was 2 ! ) years old. This was not the lirst time the clerk had granted January a license lo marry June , and he saw nothing remarKable in it ; bnt when the old man admitted that his courtship consisted of only about two hours , the clerk's impulsiveness .sudden ly changed to the most lively interest. The license was duly made out and their forms lied fast from the du.sky court house. Hilton their arrival nt the old man's house a dilliculty forced itself upon them. The young wonan said they h.uln't been married by the priest , and she didn't be lieve that thu clerk who gave them the license could marry them. "On , yes , that's all right , " said the old gentleman. "Hain't we been to thu court nou.se and taken out a marriage licence ? You are my wife now. and when our names have been called out in church three times , then it will be thu priest's turn to marry us. " The bridegroom said the declaration of marriage and the license constituted the civil ceremony. The religious ceremony could follow at any time. This satisfied the bride. An hour after they were in stalled in their new home on Spring alley , and the bride look charge of the household. The news of the old man's sudden act reached the ears of his daughter , Mrs. John Kessler. She camu as quickly as possible to his houseand spoke her views on the subject very plainly. Mr. K ro.nl- 7ur simplysaid that ho was old enough to know his own business , and that as long as.his wife was satisfied , luj was also. Getting Married nl. Knsy Itntrs. Brooklyn F.aglu : "Wedding-rings ! ? l.r > 0 upw.irds. " So ran the legend in the win dow of a cheap jewelry store on Fulton street. "You can get married now at easy rates , " said an uptown clerical friend to the writer as we passed : "more especially , " he added , "if you have learned the latest economy in feeing the minister."lie kind enough to enlighten me , " 1 said in eagerness lor useful intor- niation. " 1 found it out a couple of nights ago , " my friend replied , "whon a young couple waited on me at the close of tlie prayer-meeting and askeil me to make them one. Taking them to my house I performed the service with the best grace I can command ; the register was dul.\ signed ami they were about to leave , when this young lady , who seemed to be decidedly tne more courageous half , handed me the customary envelope , It contained , when opened after their depart ure , half a .sheet of notepaper , on which had been written with much labor the words : 'I : im very much obliged to you. ' I have not yet received the thanks o'f the groom. " This reminded the writer of an earlier incident in East New "i ork. One of the clergymen of that place was in vited by a gentleman ot color to land him in the "blissful estate.1 The work being clone with neatness and dispatch , thu llur- ied demeanor of the Itoncdict became painfully apparent. Nor did his agitation subside until ho had taken the parson into an adjoining room and whispered to him : "Say , mister , I'so done got married , but I'so got no money ; but if yeah want a jot ) of calcimine at youh house you bo shoah an' send fo' me. " Heforo anil Alter .MnrrinK < * . Imrllngton Free Press : The mummy of Hameses 111. , recently exhumed near Cairo , was found to be bald headed. Mat rimony was evidently indulged in by the ancient Egyptians. Imrlington Free Press : A young lady bookkeeper , who has just married , says that thorn shall be no side door to her house. She proposes to keep her husband on the singly entry system. Angelina Oh , mamma. Algernon bquce/.cil my hand so to-night that 1 al most cried. Mamma What , my child , from pain ? Angelina No , Mamma , from joy , Somerville Journal : A Frenchman has invented a loci ; with 3UIOS.'j , : ! ' combi nations. It's hoped that it won't bo gen erally adopted , Too many belated hus bands would have to climb in at thu kitchen window. A lock with only ono combination is a staggerer for most of thorn. Dansvillo ttrco/.o : "Suits Pressed with Neatness and Dispatch , " is what the ad vertisement read , and a distracted young lover then and there determined to give them a job , for ho said , "I have pressed my suit night after night for three long years"and Susan is no nearer accepting mo now than when 1 began. " TUo CliniiKo > n Cleveland's Habits. Washington special to Now York Her ald : All of the members of the presi dent's ollicial family urn mice again at homo in Washington. When ho was a bachellor the cabinet ollicurs wcro dearer to him than now They supplied him with plenty of material for bin plodding and methodical halm's. \ \ ith a good cigar and a bottle or two of lager ho would sit up until after midnight familiari/.inK himself with the details of ovorv department. Thu sumo habit which ha hud when mayor of liullalo and governor of Now York clung to him until very early last summer , when other habits unlike any ho had ever known buforo had to bo cultivated for MM. Cleveland's ' sake. Tlio necessity for so much plodding has greatly dis appeared. The members of the cabinet do notMt up potato in the White House as last year at this tune , and as for tho.su concomitants of his binglo days , they are still provided , but used at another time. Evening's in the parlor with thu house hold .company take the place of lonely work in tliu library , and sometimes thu president ventures to accompany the ladies in their songs , though lin is not much of a vocalist , aecprUiiig to his owu statement. HINTS TO HOME BUILDERS , The Wealth of Warmth Stored In the Smiles of a Sunshiny "TO LIGH I" THE FIRES OF HOME. " A Prlcst'rt Ailvluc to I'nrrnts Tlie At tention 1'nlil to Children XI ) o Home ns nti Index to Clinrnotct * . The I'lro or Home , I hcnr thorn tell of far-oif climb * . And treasures grand lho > hold Of minster wnlls , wliern studied light falls On < ! inv\H. : rnteuud old. Mv lunils ( all down , my hrenth comes last- Bui nh. how can 1 ronm ? My task I know , to spin and sew , And light the tiroof home. Sometimes 1 hearot noble dri'iln , Of words tlmt move mankind ; Of willing hnuils tlmt to other land * li ! Ink' llcht to the poor unit blind ; I date not preach. I cannot vt rile , t fe ir to cross the to\tn. ; Who , If I KO , will spin and sow And llcht the liieof homc'i1 .Mv huslmnd comes ns the shadows fall , From tlie Ik Ids with my ulrl ami boy , llislovlii' . ' klxHhrliiK'.slth ItlillbS That hath no l ) * -e alloy. KIOIII the new-plowed meadow , fresh and brown , I catch tlie scent of the lonm ; "Heaitilo not tret'tis S'lmethmt'yet To Unlit the lire of home. " The SmiHlilny IlitHtinml nt Home. Falls City Journal : A sunshiny hus band makes a merrv , beautiful homo worth working in ami for. If a man is liree/y , cheery , considerate and sympa thetic , his wife sings in her heart over her puddings and nor mending-baskets , and renews her youth in the security she feels of UN approbation and admiration. You may think it weak and childish , if you please , lint it is the admired wife , the wife who lii'iirs words of praise and receives smiles of commendation , who is capable , discreet and executive. 1 luivo seen a timid , mock , .self-distrusting little body fairly bloom into strong , self-reli ant womanhood , tinder the tonic and cordial ot companion.-hip of a husband who really went out of his way to lind occasion for showing her how he trussed her judgment and deferred to her opin ion. Priestly Advice to I'nrciitfl. In n recent sermon llov. .1. P. Stewart , pastor of the Hoinan Catholic Church of St. Mary , Koche ter , New York , spoke to nareiits as follows : To our ollorts for your children must be added your own , with good examples and loving advice , iiad example at liome will render almost useless our best efforts lo train them in the way they .should go. Had companions outside the school-room corrupts more youth than all perversity that tno demon of fallen nature over planted and cultivated in man. There fore watch the company your children- keeps. Hnlo by love. If you must punish , dose so with lirmneps , without auger. Speak kindly , lovingly ; make confidants of your children. Mothers , be the guardian an gels of your little ones. Fathers , bring not homo a clowded brow or a .scowl on your countenance to the heurtiiMone. 'HcltfT have lite children running to meet you than hiding away in corners when you approach the threshold. Such chil dren will soon leave home. They may succeed in life , but I fear many tramps are made by .surly , abusive or 'drunken fathers. Finally , mothers and fathers , 1 appeal to you for the sake of your children and for your own .sake. The rising genera tion who parade the streets in the even ing to sod and be seen are filling a bitter CUD for themselves and their parents. This begins harmlessly , through curiosity or under pretense of requiring exercise. They reach the iiown grade in a short time and land in a saloon or restaurant. Another fatal step is sure to follow. The bra/.en brow , leering eyes and wanton ga/.o and gigiile soon replace thu modest maiden's blush and resentment of ad vances of the human night hawks who watch for their prey in the dark. Keep your children around you in the evenings. Make home so pleasant that they will not seek attractions elsewhere. If , by your permission , they go out for an evening and \on cannot accompany them , know where they go and what company is with them. Insist upon them coming home at nn early hour. First 'f\ults : are like weeds cropping up on fertile soil. Pluck them out instantly. The Attention Paid to Children. Cleveland Sunday Sun : One pro nounced feature of this progressive ago is tlio great amount of attention paid to children. The time , thought and money that arc lavished on their amusements , their accomplishments and their clothing are incalculable , and still we wonder if the precious little folks of to-day are any happier than were Uie commonplace , pinuforcd children of the days when wu were young and were glad to play with homo-made toys and to keep in the back- irround generally. Ono of these no-called modern improvements is anything but an advantage , to my way of thinking , and that is the elaborate dressing of children , especially the girls. Poor little creatures , the time comes soon enough with all its cares , troubles and jealousies when they must duvolo part of their best energies to the ogre Fashion , but to see the.su overdressed dolls talking about the latest styles , bickering over the compara tive merits of each other's clothes and snubbing a little companion who Impnctis to be plainly attired is truly pitiful. A teacher in ono of our largo Sunday-schools tells mo tlmt dress is a constant honu of contention in her class of little girls. When ono is absent it is almost invariably on account of her clothes , When ono leaves the class it is because the others have made fun of her Jiat and dress , and thu teacher's clolhiH contain far moru inturont for them than the lesson. I lately called at the house of a well-to-do family who were rejolu ing over the advent ot aov \ \ baby a little daughter. 1 imiuired if Master Willie , the nextyonngest , found his no. o out of joint , when llio father said : "Oh , no , it is the two older girls tlmt are jeal ous. Why , I found them crying bitterly about the new ttistor , and on being asked their trouble they answered' 'Wo don't care , wo like the baby but , oh dear , it's another ono to bo dressed.1" HOIIIOH. Cincinnati Enquirer : The study of a people is bc&t to ho made in a study of their homos. When you know how and where and amid what surroundings a man lives you havu a fair index to his character. In n great city like this tliero are homes and again there are homos. Some are of princely elegance , with everything at hand for the gratification of the mobi capricious taste , where reason may hold its feast and the .soul may have its How. Hero are the rich , nmdo so b.v circumstances of birth or by mental and physical energies exorcised sometimes in the right , sometimes In llio wrong , direc tion. They merit what they hayeor they do not merit it ; you cannot tell which as you stand outside nud look with admira tion upon thu Imusu and its possibilities oi comfort. Hut depend upon itthattimu will lind out the unworthy and will eject them to make room for others who are worthy. Wo say time it * doing and will continue to do this , but , ol conr o , changes in fortune are largely of outs'- * own making. There may bo aciMilcnts , good anil bud , over which one lin ? no' control , but , 'a6 a rule , onogi'ts just about what ho dusotves. .Certain iti that no manholds thUn ho ili > , lung more nrcv.cs > Jlis.alwa faMed tr.nvi'ling'diiw.n grade , and , as t'lm rjclv and nn.'li > ' 'rung rtmid .duwii , the poor and worthy go up ; It js on.n.nf tlio ffond features 'ot our prnscn society that this is so. An nnile.serving man in' n high position ought to ttimblo fast , and a dilllcnlt ascent is discipline. It make ? a lunn worthier of In * attain * mcn'lj and moro t-npablo ot enjoying them. Then there am other homes the homes- of the great middle. clu s , comfortable in their appointments , and giving to the inmates that privacy which , while con sistent with sociability , is yet fullieli'iitly great lo preserve the saeredness of the family and to permit the growth of in dividuality. They are not luxurious , but they are clmraetcri/.ed mostly by these features of adornment which are the product of the labor of loving hands. These manifestations of aliuction monu.y never can buy , and , when properly ap- pieeiated , they are known to be the real foundation of happiness. In these homes where there are to bo found mental ami manual toilers , intelligent and virtuous , is the hope of the nation , These homes help to swell the class above , and , with sorrow be it said , sometimes the ola s below ; and they are recruited from both always to the advantage of the recruits. A third class of homes , or rather pre tenses of such , remains to bo spoken of. They are the hovels where dirl and squalor and poverty ro'gn ' , and human beings Hindu in G id's Imago are grovellmr sub jects. They are simply stopping-places , whi'iiee privacy and decency have lied to gether and lett the blear-eyed stoppeis to their drinking , their cursing and their vice. There may bo a sort of content ment here , but. it is the contentment ot forgetfulness of tin1 past and careless ness ot the future- the contentment of stupor of mind and moral sense , thu con tentment that comes from companionship \M-eti-hedness. . Unfortunately , in this class I lii-rc are many. Would that tliero were none ! These are the pictures. Tliero are many shadmgs in each tlmt are not hero shown , but wo leave them to he drawn by the the reader. A good home is a treasure without price , and the pily is that it is not always pri/.ed at its true value. HIS GLOVED HAND. iiilNOcnecN of ilioMyHtcriotiH Tnlc- Injc-oir nr n Cairo , Kgynt , corresiiondunce of the New York Tribune : Muslapha Pasha Sadyk was at one time the most power ful man in Egypt. It is impossible to conceive theenormous wealth of this man. Large tracts of country belonged to him , and he had the right to com money in ills own name. His splendor and magni ficence was uneipiuhul in the ea.it. His harem of over three thousand women occupied the throe immense palaces in which now all the government offices nro located , and ho had a special body guard in his seraglio of over -100 superb ama/.ons , who , on .state occasions , donned armour and helmets of pure silver , A number of almost every Euro pean order of knighthood , ho was on terms of intimate acquaintance with all the principal statesmen in 1'ari" , London , Herlin and Vienna. The English envoys accordingly devoted all their energies to win him over from the khcdive , in order that hit might bo able at last to sound the dark depths of F.gyptiun liirmcc. It appears that they were about to succeed. Late ono Thursday night in the month of June a carriage slopped at one of the side entrances of the Aberdeen palace , a short stout go.ntleinan witli a very pronounced Joxvish style of countenance , jumped out , and limping rapidly up the .stairs , de manded to see his highness at once. Thu khedive. on being informed that his visi tor was Mr. , Julius Hliim. confidential .sec retary and factotum of the miui.-ter of finance , ordered him to be admitted im mediately. After kissing the hem of the monarch s coat in tmlv oriental fashion , the secretary informed the Khedive that the minister had been > von over by the Eng lish envoys , and in order to .save his own position had determined to turn king's evidence , and to reveal to them on the following Saturday the whole of his high- ness'n financial transactions. The latter , fully aware that such disclosures would inevitably result in his deposition , im mediately determined at all cost to pre vent their being made. The next day was l-riday , I ho Mohammedan Sab bath. After performing his devo tion at the mosque. , the khedive proceeded in an open victoria to the palace of Mnstapha Pasha Sadyk and invited that minister lo accompany him during the n < ual afternoon drive. As this was by no means the lirst occasion on which his highness had thus honored him , the minister had no reason to be surprised , and plea.-antlv chatting to- oilier the Khedive and Mustapha Pash § adyk drove to this very palace of ( I'e/iT-oh. On alighting at that door you see there , the Khedive , turning to his minister , invited him to supper on hoard the Vice Kegal yacht , which Jay moored in midstream , and suggested that Alusta- pirn Sadyk should go aboard immediately with the Princes Hussein and Hassan , pitying that ho himself would follow art soon as hu had taken a bath. Thu minister. accompanied by the Khedive's SOIIH , embarked at thcsi ! very steps and was rowed oil' to thu yacht. A merry evening was spent ou board , tlie whole ship being illuminated , and occasional snatches of music anil laughter being wafted over to the shore. At about 11 o'clock the khedive and both the princes returned alone , leaving on board the minister with tlio two vice regal chamberlains , Mustapha Hey ] " . , and Sami Hey Haroundi. Shortly after ward tlie sound of a .short seiilllo on deck was heard by the people on shore , and then all was quiet and the lights were extinguished - tinguished on board. Soon nfior mid night the yacht cast loose from her moor ings and noiselessly glided up the ntrenni toward the cataract. Nothing more was ever scon in thin world of Mustuhn Pasha Sadyk. On the next day a decree was issued stating tlmt the Khedivu had banished his minister of lioance to upper Egypt "for having dared to oppress his much bo- Jovcd subjects , " etc. , etc. Four days later the yacht returned to her moorings oil' thu ( le/.irch palace , and when the two chamberlains above referred to resumed their tirvco ; : ! it was noticed that Sami Hey wore a handkerchief around IIJH throat , as if to hidohomo wound on his neck , and tlmt Mustapha Hey F. , had his right hand in a sling. Nothing can bo kept secret in the eu-,1 , and it soon oo/ed out that .Sunn's throat had been lacerated - orated by thu nails , and Mustaplm's hand were tiilton through by the teeth of the unfortunate prime minis ter , when they killed him with their hands on the night of the supper. Hoth Sami and Mtistnpha were rewarded for their services by being made pasha , Sami after belli" made prime minister at the time of Aram's insurrection , is uoiv in exile at Ceylon , while his companion Muslapha , nftei being engaged to an English lady who broke oil' the marriage when she heard the history of his hand , is now a cabinet minister. Hluin , the pri vate secretary , an Auttrion Jew , who betrayed Ins benefactor and master , was naturally also rewarded by being made a pasha , and is at the moment under secre tary of state in the department of which Miititaphu id minister. Norrlstown Herald : A curtain young lady , beautiful and accomplished in all the useless arts , has adopted an ull'ectivu plan toid herself of objectionable suit ors. When a young man shows a dispo sition to linger , after she has commenced to yawn , she oilers him a piece of i.-ako "mado by Jior own fair hands. " Of comsa ho eats it , and never calls again. Tliuti : iiro ninny .atc-idcritsUnd diseases' ' -.ylnoU olivet Stock. and isuisu serious in.- ionve.niuXicimid IO.-.H ' , ' f : iw \ \ fa'nncr 'hi InVwurSt , which may' ! > qltU'Uj ri-jnu- . dictTby flu. II.MV of OrJ. . U , Mcl.ean'f Volcuniu Oil Liniment.