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The First American Viag Raised Over Manila. Address , Omaha Bee. History Department . Reduced from aa Illustration in "Oil to Mauila. " * 0 + ® - * < E * ® < ) * ® * ® ® < 2 © * 0 HOW THE KING PARDONED ROS1E O'GRflDY. 1 By MELVILLE CIIATER. ( Copyright , 1SD9 , 'by ' JIclvlllo Chatcr. ) IMuslo it ) often only an acquired tasto. Also , music hath charms to soothe the savage. In the case ) of 4ho king , however , It roused the savage ? . What ho was king of doesn't concern us bore. It was immense and it was incorporated ; It had officers who received largo salaries , employes who re ceived small salaries and stockholders who received nothing at all. It you frequent lower Broadway during the mld-mornliiK hours you may have eeen the king n hundred itlmca as bo stalked down town , to nureo Wa royal elnecuro. Ho is a thickset man of CO , immaculately groomed from the gloss of hie Jiat to the gloss of his boots. Ho lias close-cropped , steel-gray bnlr , small , hard , eteel-gray eyes , and n square , clcan-ehavcn face , so In- lloxlblo In expression It might have been forged from the satuo metal. Ills bearing and walk are infused with equal rigidity nnd hl voice resembles the clang of a ham mer upon a section of armor plato. Ho would make nn imposing figurehead for a flint-class battleship. Every morning the king stalks southward , figure ) erect and eyea front. If ho doesn't know you ho doesn't bee you ; it bo doca , you may or may not receive a steely nod , ac cording to hia royal mood. You must bow and scrape , In any case. Ilo expects and receives It nit the way down the street ; then the doorkeeper scrapce , the bootblack Bcrauos , the elevator boy bcrapes and tbo ontlro court rises up and makea profound obeisance. The day over , Balaams are re peated and ho stalks northward to his great , handsome , lonely bachelor apartments ami gioud | < * his evening heaven knows bowl Certainly not at concerts. He hated music of every kind , > ave the hamh Jangle nnd roar of down town traffic. Ho might have replaced the plpo and bowl of that other monarch by a drink and a clgnr ; the fid dlers three ho would certainly have strangled. Which brings mo to a cortaln morning when bo stalked sillily southward , wltb an ugly look In his eye and strangulation in hia thoughts. And ho didn't allow anyone < o divert his attention from it cither. The doorkeeper , the bootblack and the elevator boy bowed end scraped In vain , nnd the entire - tire court rose up nnd salaamed to utter va cancy. Ho ascended hia throne , pressed n button and stared his calendar out of coun tenance until the imperial stenographer ar rived , when ho sunk lower in his seat , thrust his flsta deep in his pockets , scowled ferociously at tbo too of tils boot ami dic tated as fvllows : "Editor of the Now York : "Sir While heartily applauding the com plaints published In your columns from time < o tlmo against potty nuisances , I regret that the most abominable * outrage practiced upon New Yorkers bap so far escaped cen- tniro. I alludd to the blackmailing practices of these Italian vagabonds who , until tbo necessary brlbo Is i xtorted , grind out their far-splitting dUcorda beneath their victims' windows. I am not an Invalid uor a crank ; on the contrary normal and good-tampered. " ( Hwe the imperial stenographer felt bis eye turned on her and moved not a muscle. ) "Ilut , sir , could the inventor of the piano organ bo .found today , I should un hesitatingly say 'strangle him ; ' nnd as for ! hc.so momllcnnta and their equally criminal HtipportiTg , nothing short of alow torture would do them justice. I was racked all last ovenlng by one of these ? hideous instru ments , and the neighborhood of my office Is positively haunted by a rascally Italian blackmailer , who renders Tvork absolutely Impossible by the repetition of maudlin bal lads. I allude especially to the present epi demic of . " But hero he ivaa Inter rupted. Swe-e-et Rosle O'Ora-a-ndy , My dear little Ilose ! The blackmailer had arrived. A lord-ln- waltlng rushed to the -window. The king 'grasped ' a paper molght and stood by , The imperial stenographer shuddered. The wizened little Italian ibelcrw moltc-d into a Joyous smile , poor , deluded -wretch , and waved ( his 'hand ' playfully. Shc-e-CB my steady Iu-a-ady , Most every one . Wihat most every ono did > waa never di vulged. Tie blackmailer trundled hia organ off , etill wearing1 tbo joyoua smile. The lord-in-waitlng dispatched to the street with orders to have him. arrested if he con * tlnucd within earshot. The imperial ste nographer resumed her pencil with trembling flngera , while his majesty , stalking up and down , continued at nvhlto heat , Ilo closed with this powerful peroration : "Why are these gross violations of public order permitted by the authorities ? Cer tainly dally llfo contains enough unavoid able nulsancre without fostering this ono , which is n disturbance to all , n pleasure to none , and , I repeat , virtually a potty black mailing scheme * . Truly , wo are a longsuffering - suffering people ! " A few awura Inter the king , who pos sessed connldorablo interests on the East river , 'boarded a cor and Jolted across town. That Is , the other passengers jolted ; 'he re tained lite adamantine rigidly. But fate de creed that a horse should drop eunsrtrupk across tlio track ; n block ensued nnd tbo royal horeecar iwas stalled qulto a dis tance from the river. Tbo king , who re garded any obstruction to his Imperial progress as a personal affront , fretted am ! fumed , pulled out his watch and tried to make himself bellcvo ho was In a tremen deus hurry , but apparently the liorso , a dozen Mocks away , was an anarchistic boast nnd wouldn't truckle to royalty. His majesty wight liavo got oft and walked , but the sun was hot and the way unsheltered so ho preferred to iop bis ( brow and BCOW ; up the cross-street. It was a short ono , consisting- grimy stunted houses and ono largo , handsomi building nt the further end. Tha front o each house was decorated with its Inmates undorwwir , and on each doorstep sat n small dirty child , holding a baby. The king hai never seen eo many children before ; he wa reminded of n swarm of flies. In a shad1 corner sat a knot of laborers , drinking fron un pans , devouring immense sandwiches and smoking clay pipes , whileon the houao. tops were stretched dizzy labyrinths of clothesline and moro underwear. Everyone seemed to bo on the most intimate terms , and the exact season might have been ascertained by a careful etuely of the rvfuio vegetable mutter. Disgusted with the prospect , tba kins closed his eyes and ruminated over certain stocks , but presently a Bhrlll chatter broke the noonday lull , and , looking abroad once more , h beheld coming down the street , led by a llttlo 10-year-old lattern , bis friend the blackmailer , pulling his organ after him , waving bis band playfully at the children nnd wearing the same joyous smllowhlcb , It appears , was chronic. The king clutched hia knees , gasped and nearly broke a blood vessel. Twenty yards off tbo blackmailer halted. And It eeetns almost like a sly Joke on the part of fate that the flrst sounds should have been : most every ono knows. Ami , when we are mar-rled , Haw happy we'll bo ! I love swoest Rosla O'dra-a-ady , And Rosla O'Grady loves me-e-e ! By this time the babied had been f orgottcn , : ho doorstepa deserted and a score of frowzy heads had appeared at the upper windows. The blackmailer , smiling upon the circle of upturned faces , adjusted a lever and started oft again on an Irish Jig. Then two of the children entered the ring. A lean , ragged little pair they wore , not THR BANKER WATCHED KOSIH O'QUADY , over 8 years old , but with what zest , what sense of rhythm and even a eort of rough grace they danced there under the scorch ing sun , Face to face , 'back ' to back , side by side , with quick steps , out-kicked feet , swaying bodies , arma akimbo , beads aslant ; nod DOW , clutching fast to each other , they ( circled about In a Jaunty , llttlo Kast Bide waltz. And bow .their faces brightened ! And how the rest watched and beat time on the cobbles , eager for their turns ! And when the two fell out exhaucted another couple took their place * ; then another and another , until they had all danced and the blackmailer's repertoire was exhausted. At length , when "Swcot Iloslo O'Orady" was reached again , the llttlo ouo who bad brought him executed a solo , In humble imitation of eomo costumed performer , seen from tbo gallery of a Buwery music ball. Fingering her ragged skirts , as though they were beautiful tlneel and gauze ; waving her thin , grimy anus , as though they were white and fair to look upon ; pirouetting about on tiptoe , as though her ehocs were gilded and dainty , Instead of three times too largo , buttonloss , down at the ccl and broken at the sides. In fact , a very mlnlaturo of the heavenly , falry-llko original , In the old clothes of poverty , and the clumsy graces of tbo slums. But how the rest cheered ! And how the frowzy heads at the windows called "Go it , Roslo ! " "Shuro its folne. It is ! " "Do It agin , Hoslo ! " While oven a few of the big , rough laborers strolled across to wat'h , and said she was "a purty slip av a gurrl , " and "loiko mo own llttlo Katey. " And when the blackmailer began to blackmail not a child but had a long-hoarded cent to drop in the hat ; ono of the enen tested him a nickel , with "Hero y'are , I'edro ; " and , strangely enough , he afterwards found a quarter amongst the coppers , and blotted the saints , wondering , In his own happy , Italian way , however It came there. But suddenly with the cry of "Tb1 cop ! Th1 cop ! " the children scattered , seized their re&pecUvo babliu and slammed and locked their respe-ctlvo eloors , leaving the blackmailer , Hoste and the cop with a hand on each. It may scran Incredible , but the king was standing close by. As to why bo was there and how long he had been there I know nothing , but his car had disap peared and there ho stood , feet apart nnJ flsta thrust deep In his pockets , regarding the trio curiously , almost concernedly , from under his hushy throws. It may seem still more. Incredible , but when the cop , threatening awful things , had released the terrified child and re quested the faintly smiling blackmailer to "git , " his majesty advanced and demanded brusquely though that was his usual man ner the reason of all this. At flrst the cop would 6ay only "orders , " hut presently , , under gentler questioning , explained that . the street , locally known as Habits' block , was a noisy ono at bejst , but that the piano | organ was inoro than the hospital on the I corner could stand , and that ho had stopped It at the directors' request , -which was kind and humanitarian of him , though he hadn't mentioned quite all the circumstances. "Ho usttoT cam * reg'ler , " he concluded , "an1 cow < h' kids bring him down -wh n I ain't 'round. Sho's the worst" Indicating the premier danMiue , who bad taken refugt on the opposite doorstep , Iwr own being blocked by the terrible cop. "Fresh little piece ! Annie O'Orady ; but they call her Iloalo after th' tons- " And fie strolled off swinging his club and whistling the chorus. Meanwhile , the droertcd O'Orady had dropped his bottle and abandoned himself to the yell of baflled babyhood. A big , bare- armed fury rushed out , and , belling the I truant nurse by the back of the neck , pro pelled her toward her sphere of duty , cryIng - Ing : "Yer little dlvll , ycr ! " ( Slap ) . "Vcr will .Toller th 'orgln , when I put yer tcr molnd th' baby ? " ( Slap ! ) "Kb ? " ( Slap , slap ! ) "Sit down there. If yer inovo an Inch I'll Jircak Ivory lazy boneIn ycr body. " ( Slap , i slap , slap ! ) Slio disappeared In the house , ' and Itoslo O'Grndy put down her head nud sobbed , and the baby dropped his bottle again and squalled in concert. Now , the street was hot and dusty ; the ting hated a crying child even more than a piano organ , and there was n passing car on which ho might have escaped. Ilut ho advanced instead , mopping his brow , ami growled : ' \Vill you kindly stop that ah d-d child ? " Hosio O'Grady looked up and gulped with amazement. As If in sympathy , the baby , slid into a happy coo and grasped In thol at imaginary bottles. King ami culprit surveyed each other. She noticed his steely1 appearance mid shrank back fearfully. lie nutcd her dirty little tear-stained face nud Banned a moment. Then ho proceeded to administer justice. 'So you arc the young lady who follows piano organs ha ? " Ho shot off the last word Hko n mlnuto Rim In a storm and waited for n reply. It was a trembling one. "Ye-es , sir. " "And you incllo those ah men in dcfl- nnco of the law ha ? " The culprit expressed Inapprehenslon by opening her mouth and mylng nothing. "You bring them hero against the police man's orders ? " "Only twlcet , sir , " she faltered. "Sadlo nst mo tor. They wanted to dance. " "And you support these : ih vagrants. You dropped something In that man's hat. How much ha ? " "A a cent , " whispered the culprit , look ing more a culprit than over. "Please'sir , It was inliio. I saved It. " The king drew himself up judiciously. "No doubt , no doubt , nut what right hml you to use It In support of n public : nuisance ? 'I wns racked nil last ovenlng by ono of these hideous Instrument,1 " ho con tinued , quoting from his letter , which ho Imd composed In the bloepICEu watches of ho night nnd know by heart. " 'Certainly dally llfo contains enough unavoidable ntilannccB without our fostering this ono , which Is a disturbance .to nil , n pleasure to none ahem I That IB , to few very fow. For 1 Judge by the demonstration that you mndo just now you do tnko n certain kind of enJoyment - Joyment In these ah organs. IJko them , I mean , Do you ? ' " The culprit , while somewhat Htunncd , managed to grasp the meaning of the last few words nnd replied timidly ; "Yo-es , sir. " "Ha ! Very much ? " "Yo-te , elr. " Then , still more timidly : "I I love 'em. " The King paused. "Ha ! And do the other children cr love them , as you put it ? " "Ha1" And the king paused again. Ills thoughts were Interrupted by the culprit , who faltered In nwed amazement : "Don't you , sir ? " Jin heMtatcd over several Hcathlrig replies and omits ! by shaking his head In Bllcnco. "When you hear 'em don't you wantcr dance ? " The king actually Brallc'l--a hard , grim mnlle. "I do , " who continual , diking courugo. "Th1 cliunta is lovely Jlst like th' theo- aytor. "You've been there ? " said the king , "How often ? " "Wunst. " Her face brightened , They wuz lot er songs , an' a luily ho danced It was flnu. I it/jld the rtjul all about it. " "They'd never been ha ? " "No , sir Ilut then th' organ come : around-every Saturday it wuz , nn' wo'el have up an' watcher It , an' come out and dance. Ilut the rep ho wouldn't lot him conio no moro. So I'd go out nn' fetch him. An' Sntlio a.st mo lor this tnoniln' . She couldn't elanco 'cause Bho's Hick In bed , but bbo could hear It. " "Ha ! Ami what are you going to ilo , now that this ah public nuismico 1ms been btoppcd ? " "I I dunne , sir. " And the tears aclunlly sprung to her eyes. The king perceived it in horror. "Ahem ! " ho h-.ild , so ferociously 'that ' who Jumped. "llnvo you : i back yard ) u this btrcet a g-cod-slzcd one ? " "Yea , lr ; back cr our liousc. " "And 'tlio ' number of your house Is " "Twenty-one , sir. " The king was a bit of a wag ta his own , unpleasant , ironical way. Ho raised his hat. "Thank you. Good afternoon ah Miss O'Grady. " Ho stalked Into the throne room that evening - ing , long after hia accustomed hour , as grim and morctio as c\er , and , selecting n certain letter from the heap of unfeigned mall , road and ro-reael H moht carefully ; then , glaring out of , the > window , toro It Into omall frag ments , throw them Into the basket ami turucd abruptly on the impellal stenographer with : "Tnko a loiter : MIs-j Hoslo O'Grady " "Excuso mo ! " she faltered amazed. "Ui'l ' , jou say O' ? " "Mat Iloslo O'firady , " reiterated the king , etlll glaring out of the window , with Htom disregard. "Twcnty-ono Ahem-- ! Babies' block. City Ah-heml My dear Mlbs O'Grady : " There wiuj a HciiKallon next day In Bablm * block , when a messenger boy arrived with a letter for Miss Hoslo O'fJrady , who broke the seal and laborloiibly tpcllcd out the fol- laulng : "llfferrlng to the subject upon which I conversed with jou yesterday afternoon , wlllo I btlll hold the eaiiio to bo a public nuisance , in which you nro a guiliy participant , yet , aa proof of my personal forgiveness , and in acknowledgment of the nblo inannor In , which you defended your un worthy cause , 1 tender herewith a slight mark of my esteem and beg you to bUluvo mo , my dear MLm O'Orady , your obedient borvant , " etc. , etc. Just then an express wagon rounded the > coiner with a largo case for Number Twunty-Ono , and a chorus of shrill bquealii nroso whoa the same wan opened and found to contain a great , beautiful , Bhinlng piano organ , The king continue * ) to Btnlk through life , the same steely individual , but ho has sub sided somewhat on the subject of jiluno- organu , and when ono btartu outside hit window simply growls : "Tell that follow to move on , And here ! lvo him this. " His business ) lakes him to the East rhnr ofteiner than of old , and It has been de clared that If you follow him on thc , o ex cursions you will KCO him turn down a dlity llttlp street and outer a dirty llttlo house , followed by a uwarm of children. Then you will hear rnufllod souoils of a piano-organ , mixed with tilirlll voleen and laughter , and prcsuntly ho will blip guiltily out Into the street , turn the corner and Htulk Htlllly back Into the world , grimmer , btceilcr and moro unnpprouchalilo than ever. I repeat , music la often only an acquired taste , I < nt > N , NH\V YOHK , Oc't. 4. The H | > c-clul turn- mitlco of Hid Kciicrnl ronvenllon of the I'rotcstant JIplHcoiial chtircli appointed 1,1 draft n caiiun im tlu > iu | xllnn of murrluKo and dlvon-o met In HCITI-I HCHHIOII In tlii city toiiay Tlio roinuiltli'C will report 1 i tb KC'lu nil | jibrni | | ] < il lonluiontu , t. , bo hehl In Han FiaiulMu In iwi PhyslclaiiB uro iho frlond of t'io family Harper's wlil ky 1 the friend of the ] ili > l- elana A niont vuluuMu UBSiJtunt and ouo that can bo trusted.