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PROVIDENT SAVINGS LIFE ASSUR ROYAL ARCANUM LODGE ROOMS. R. C. Peters & Co. , EQUITY COURT ROOM NO 6. ANCE SOCIETY OF NEW YORK. II. F. All Modern E. W. S1MERAL. WM. SIMBRAL , Law Robrcr , Agent. Ground Floor Conveniences OfDccs. THE GRANT PAVING COMPANY. Street , WEBSTER. HOWARD CO. . Flro Insur Pavements and Sidewalks. John Grant , ance. Superintendent. Bee Building DR. S. J. QUINBY. DR. C. F. MONTGOMERY. Only the Best Tenants Admitted * /v wwv . ' ' . VIAVI COMPANY. . GRAIN GROWERS' MUTUAL HAIL ASS'N. The Bee Building The Palace Office Buildin of Omaha ) 3 ® < J > * i < ® * © * ® * ® ® $ ® * < E # < SALVATION BOOM IN MATABELELAND. A Tale of Music That Temporarily Charmed in South Africa. f BY FRANK NORBIS. I think the story should bo ect down In this place because It Is curious and worth Its Ink , and because It shows what strangt manner of men are the Matabcle the music- mad , magnificent , brave , unspeakably cruel Matabcle. IngodusI , who first told It , was an Imluna In Lobongula's pet regiment' linpl , which nfterward canio to bo the great Imbezzu trap ! . Since the tala Is from such high authority , I think It must bo true. Ingo dusI IB n ring man and a head Induna and can speak bis thoughts aloud In the king's Indaba. It happened when IngodusI was 19 years old and was undergoing Mahunda with about a hundred other young Matabolo , away up In the heart of Matabeleland , somewhere THE NATIVES DANCED AROUND THE WAGON. between Inyuiigo anil the Umtull river. By eonio fearful mischance , nt the very height of the Mahunda Indaba , Otto Marks trekked full upon It. Hut the matter must bo tojil from Otto's point of view. Ot1o way a sergeant In the Salratlou Army. Ho ramo from Toledo , O , , to Mafdklng In Dcch'unnuland , which la as far north as the railroad goes. Otto used to play the little organ every evening at the gatherings In the Salvation barracks at Mafeklng until hl > euporlor olllccr decided to boom salvation In that mysterious wlldorncea of South Africa known indiscriminately as "up- country , " or Charterland , or Rhodesia , or MatAbcIcland. Otto Marks started up In April before the ruins were done , with a transport ildcr named West and a Httlo nigger voorloopcr , a JO-ycar-old Zulu bpy. Eighteen bullocks were spanned Into their wagon , but their load was made up chiefly of two parlor organs from Boston , that were to help outfit the barracks In some upcountry - country settlement. That was a strange sight the eighteen lean Basuta bullocks , very slow-paced , led by the Httlo Zulu voorlooper , and the big , strange Transvaal wagon , loaded only with these two boxed-up organs , the name of the Boston firm etenciled on the outside of the boards. For two months Otto trekked steadily northward , singing hymns upon occasion , and on Sundays spanning out all day long. At times ho tried to revive the spirit or righteousness in his transport rider. West , who blasphemed the bullocks hourly In more ways than you would believe possible , and at times ho would try to convert the llttlo voorlopcr. The little Zulu was stunned and bewildered by Otto Marks' clamor , but Otto's swinging revival songs with their tambourIne - Ino accompaniment sent him Into a frenzy of delight , and ho would Invariably set to dancing , shaking bis fists with vague and furious gestures. After two months they were stopped by the Umnyatl river , which was In flood , and were obliged to make a long cross-country detour , with tbo line of telegraph poke na their guide. The huge wagon lurched down Into the bed of the slult , planed across through the scattered bowlders and took the rising slope ot the opposite bank with ihe heave and crash of a stranding galley. West lashed at the wheel bullocks with the sjambok ot rhinoceros bide , and then swore In Cochu- nna at the llttlo voorlooper because he was not prodding on the lead bullocks , but was standing motionless at the head of the span , his hands dangling at his sides , staring stupidly across the bush. He woe dumb with terror. The wagon slipped backward Into the bed of the sluit and the bullocks fell Into confusion as the voorlooDer came run ning back along the span , waving his arms wildly. As was said before. Otto Marks had trekked full upon an Impl of Matabele , doIng - Ing Mahunda , and when that happens to a white man ho were best do himself to death as swiftly as bo may. For a swift death , even If It bo the kind that lies In the crook of one's forefinger , is better than the kind that comes slowly and In the midst of thick smoke , and ecreams and horrid twUtlngs of the body. But Otto did not know this , and West , who should have known It , chose to think that they might even then escape. Otto climbed down from the wagon and he and West ran up the bank of the slult and looked out far across the bush and ea\v the Matabclo coming down on them slowly In two long lines. But Weat observed that they advanced with a regular cadenced movement , and that many of them staggered in tbo ranks , sometimes reeling almost to the ground. "Drunk ! " he exclaimed. "Drunk with capo smoke , blind drunk and dancing. I'vo seen these niggers before. We may get off , but O , It's a chance. Pray your God for a miracle now , Otto Marks , for there's llttlo short of It going to get us clear of bore. Drunk and dancing , " he repeated ; "yes , it's our only chance. Quick , now , off with case of that melodcon. " Otto obeyed , at first stupidly and benumbed - numbed with fear ; then , as West's cra/.y expedient flashed upon him , with an excess of frenzy tearing wildly at the stubborn boards , prying them up with bis hunting knife , wrenching them away with a strength that was born ot the moment. Meanwhile West had started the bullocks again and the wagon was pulled up from the bed of the slult and rolled out through the bush , heading directly toward the line of dancing natives , "They're close In , " shouted West In n few moments. Otto raised his head from bis work and saw that it was so. Then the last boards fell away and the little Amcilcan organ stood out under the African sun , shining bravely with veneer and scrollwork and celluloid. "Play ! " cried West again. "For God's sake , play ! Play anything ! They'll dance so long as you can keep It up. " And Marks flung himself nt the Instrument and dashed his hands upon the keys just as the rush came , and the green bush was shut from view by the scores of crowding brown bodies , glistening with sweat and all a-JIn- glo with beads'and wlrework. Otto was hiccoughing with terror , but ho stuck to his work , playing away at the only kind ot music bo knew , the Moody and San- key gospel hymns that ho had learned In Toledo , 0. , and that ho had found effective In the Salvation barracks at Capetown and at Mafeklng , Then that strange procession began. The eighteen bullocks , headed by the llttlo veer looper , gray with terror ; West , his face ect rigidly to the front , walking by tbo wheel bullocks ; the creaking wagon fol lowing , and upon It Otto Marks , tolling at tbo melodeon , playing for the life ho loved , while close pressed about them all , hem ming them In on every side , tbo hundreds of naked Matabrle , shaking their bull's" hldo shields and tossing assegais and klrrls high Jn the air. Music-mad , as only the Zulu race can be , their ralndi all exalted and distorted by the self-imposed tortures of the Mahunda rites , dizzied and confused by the drunkenness of tbo Cape smoke , Otto's music caught them and held them , and they danced and danced as though they would never tire , dazed and bewildered , leaping and scouting aloud with out knowing why. Otto struck Into a fresh hymn with a veritable frenzy. The excitement and the strangeness of the thing were beginning to tell upon him as well. No barracks gath ering had ever aroused suph enthusiasm as this. By now ho had come to Pull for the shore , sailor , Pull for the shore , Heed not the raging- waves Though loudly they roar. And after this without n. moment's pause he dashed Into J um so slad that Jesus loves me. When that was done he dug his fingers into the celluloid keys again , kneading them with all the strength of his two arms , iway- Ing from sldo to side , and whllo his feet threshed out the rhythm upon the pedals , ho played : Hallelujah 'tis done I believe on the Son. Suddenly the Matabclo began to sing , catching tip the tunes with the quickness and facility of savages , singing to the airs of these gospel hymns the words of the war- song of "Mosclokatse , " the chant of the Black Bull : Ynlng-B'labI Icyo n kunzo Yal ukufa. Then at last the tension broke. The thing was moro than Mr. Otto Marks of Toledo , O , , was made to boar. All at once his nerves crisped and recoiled llko the broken ends of an overstrained harp string , and ho leaped Into the air , suddenly seized with hysteria , shrieking and laughing and banging his fists on the keys. With the cessation of the music the spoil was broken , the droning chant stopped in a medley , of discords , and the dancing foot grew still. "Go on , go on ! " screamed West ! "go on playing. " But Otto neither heeded nor heard , for ho was out of his head with terror and excitement , and was dancing upon the wagon , shrieking out snatches of gospel hymns. He was waving his fists nbovo his head. His eyes wore as the eyes of a fish , and ho was bleeding at the nose. An assegai struck him all at once full on the face and ho spun about twlco , gripping at the air , and then went over sideways upon the keyboard of the organ , his blood splashIng - Ing tbo dazzling white of the celluloid keys. They ran In then and overwhelmed the j wagon llko an ocean bursting a dyke , and 1 the little voorlooper found his death amidst the panic-stricken oxen. West tried to shoot himself underneath the wagon , but was dragged out by one arm and a leg , with his chin shot away. And what was done with Mr , West ? "MoHhwhcona ! " exclaimed Ingodusl , as ho finished the talo. "Ho was an Umtagatl , a crawling snako. Him wo crucified upon a telegraph pole by the .arms only. " MOIIU IHSADI/Y THAN IIATTIES. IlnviiKCH iif Pneumonia f > rcii < cr Than HoHtllc AriulcH. "Tho dead of Britons and Boers on the battlefield will number enough to shock the civilized world , " said the retired physician to a Philadelphia North American reporter. "Vet" , however prolonged the war , the aggre gate of the slain will be small in comparison with the tens of thousands who will dlo In ; the coming half-year from tbo microscopic monsters that produce pneumonia. Even In the summer months these Invltilblo assas sins carry on n guerrilla warfare ; but it Is In November that they begin their large operations , slaying by wholesale until the t milder April days diminish their energy. The health reports of the cities show that I fully one-half the deaths ot winter are caused by pneumonia. "This Is not to be classed as a dirt disease , to bo evaded by public sanitation. The germs are always present , finding their lair In the cavities of the teeth , awaiting only the pro- ' ccci of what is called 'taking cold' in order | to multiply and destroy , Tbo disease spares neither young nor old , nor those in robust middle life , and visits alike the palace and the hovel. Like Mollero's doctor , It has the talent of expedition In killing , carrying off an apparently well and sturdy person In a few painful days. It gives no warning that most victims are likely to heed. If It Is not Incurable , It is not because the doctors have any specific remedy. There Is the widest dif ference of opinion among them as to Its treatment , and the rashcst methods have not always proved least effective. Mere drugs nro to be trusted only to modify particu lar indications , and not to cure. "Yet it Is a preventable disease , and more easily prevented than cured. The fatal ac tivity of the specific germs is Induced by what Is popularly called 'a cold ; ' but a cold Is not , at least In Its origin , what It Is com monly supposed to be. By Ignoring the nerv ous origin of colds. It is mostly In vain that we take precautions against colds , coughs , catarrh and pneumonia. "It often happens that a man In apparent good health , perhaps uncommonly robust , Is carried off by pneumonia within three or four days after bo has been active In his business. He has gene homo with a slight cold , or a sensation ot chilliness , after an exposure so trivial that be could not re gard It seriously , if ho Is able to remember It at all. A hundred times ho has bad a far moro severe exposure and escaped with out a trace of Illness. On the last occasion ho has been warmly dressed. Evidently there is something more than cold and damp concerned In bis attack , which speedily de velops into a high fever. If his steps could be traced. It would be found that ho has been working too hard or has been worried or ansored ; there has been some sudden or prolonged pull on his nerve force. Without this hardly any exposure could affect him seriously and enable the watchful germs to down him. In the case of women and chil dren a fatal attack of pneumonia Is fre quently traced to a fright. Sometimes foiling asleep for a few minutes In a draught or in tbo cold open air Is the exciting cause of the seizure. In Bleep the nervous energy Is low ered , as It is after n strain of any kind , and is less able to resist the effects of cold. "It Is not hard to understand why the nervous system should play such an im portant part In the development of a class of diseases. Obviously , health is impos sible unless the animal heat of the body maintains a uniform temperature. It has been considered a wonderful thing that no matter what the temperature of the atmos phere may be , whether the season is winter or summer , whether one is at the equator or the pole , the heat of the human body Is always , In health , a llttlo more than nine ty-eight degrees. This animal heat Is de rived from the combustion of used-up lls- BUO with the oxygen of Inspired air , am : mlghti bo expected to vary every few min utes. Every muscular action would natur ally prevent a uniform degree. Yet It Is achieved by the removal of the superfluous heat of any moment through the capillaries of the skin , the sweat glands and the air passages. An exertion of the body which Increases the waste ot tissue causes the person to perspire and pant. When there is a lack of used-up tissue the skin con tracts producing a goose-skin appearance to stop the loss of beat. It Is tbe > nervous system which controls these processes , re laxing the blood vessels to favor the es cape of beat or contracting them to retain It , as tbo conditions require. "To perform this Important work , the nerves must have a certain measure of en ergy. If the nervous forceIs dissipated lu overwork or by anger , fright or illness , It cannot maintain the temperature of the body at the necessary degree and , there fore , it Is unable to resist the Influence of cold and dampness. No amount of care about warm and dry clothing can insure ono against a cold from exposure when tbo vitality Is lowered when the nervous sys tem Is unable to respond Instantly to changes in the outsldo atmosphere. Bc- cause ono has escaped all serious consequences quences of a severe and prolonged exposure many times , is no reason for confidence in A MOW man. Tommy Say , ain't he a bird ? What kind U bo , Nan ? Nan Why , tbo man said be was a peach. the same exemption nt another time. Dur Ing sleep , or when one.Is . weary or de pressed , precautions against cold should b < taken. If It can bo avoldod , thcro should bo no going Into a cold and damp alt when the nerves are depressed from tem porary causes , such as fntlgue , grief , worry , fear , Irritability or anger , or from dyspep sia or other disorder. An eminent Now York doctor , after the loss , of a night's sleep , uncovered his head at a funeral and In a few days died of pneumonia. "With such cheerfulness as one can com mand thcro should bo attention to the accepted doctrines about warm clothing In winter , and sudden changes , cither from heat or cold , or the reverse , should bo avoided If possible. When ono la compelled to spend an evening In overheated rooms ho should bo unusually careful about draughts and wraps. It Is a good thing , when one has been chilled , to get back up to a fireplace or steve and Kct thoroughly warmed. The tired person risks life when ho exposes himself to sudden changes or to prolonged cold. " FLAGS KOIl CillANT'S TOM II. TlioHC of Hie Unit Sorvoil Umlcr tinGoiKrnl. . For come time a movement has been on foot to secure battleflags of all t'jo reg iments which scrvnd under General Grant during the civil war , reports a Now York paper , and to have them placed In the alcoves of the Grunt tomb at RlTcrsldo park. The work has been undertaken at the request of the trustees of the Grant Monument association , and every state ban been asked to contrlbuo flags , which , how ever , will remain the property ot the states. The Hags are to bo placed In airtight glasi cases , which have been made under the di rection of the architect of the monument. Some of the cases are already In place. A cage of steel outsldo each cose will protect the flags from thieves and souvenir collec tors. Only a few statca have thus far com plied with the request , owing to tbo fact that the consent of the legislatures must be received before tbo flags can be deliv ered. ered.Two Two flags have been received from Ohio , two from Missouri and ono from the Army of the Tennessee. Iowa has promised in make contributions , Ono of the Missouri flags was obtained through the cffortB or Mr. E. D. Townscnd , general pacGcngor agent of the Missouri Pacific railway. Now York state was asked to comply nnd a bill was Introduced Into tbo legis lature ) last winter , but It was opposed by the Grand Army of the Republic and was defeated. The nature of tbo bill was mis understood at the time , It Is Hold , and tliu feeling In regard to the matter has changed. Many ot the flags are jattorcd , discolored and so flimsy that they arc almost ready to fall to pieces , Homu ot them remained In the possession of the union troops as R re- cult ot a sacrifice of much life. The col lection will provo highly Interesting to vis itors to the tomb. \ < MV York CniniiilKNlon Mt-rrliunl KM MM NUW YORK , Nov. IG.-Josoph AROHtlnl , Hhlppliifj and coinmlnslon merchant , niadu in asHlgnmunt today to AiiKUHtux T , Gill- ondor. The mercantile agencies rated ABOHtini at $300,000. O ufJE8 T Bean tie Blguatore Of Bean th ( _ Clgnatwo of Bean the t Bigoatuie of