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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
ยง 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.

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