The North Platte tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1890-1894, November 08, 1893, Image 1
I- -- --- . ' ' 7 ' . - r f . ...... - " -. - . : - ; - - , . . , t .v . . . . VOL. IX. NORTH P1ATTE, NEBRASKA, .fEDTOAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1893. y PANIC Ye have bought at panic -prices goods for SPOT GASH at the lowest prices, thereby giving our customers and friends the benefit. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO BUY FORtjASH Clthi.ig, Boots, i Shoes, Bits' and Ca bs and -r I X en tst, F4nr n(i s h i n g Goods FOR LESS-MONEY THAN YOU EVER HAVE HERETOFORE OR YOU WILL AT ANY TIME HEREAFTER: Do not DELAY the GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY now offered to YOU, but come at ONCE and see the of goods, see our prices, examine the quality and con vince yourself. MODEL NG II, LEADERS OF LOW PRICES. 'North Platte National Bank, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA. IPaid up Capital. (B75,000. w w dirge; C.F.IpDINGS, . A. r. 8TRETTZ, DIKECTOBS: O. M. CARTER, M. C. LINDSAY, H. OTXEN, P. W. BAKER. M. OBERST, A. D. BUCKWOBTU. All business intrusted to us'handled promptly, carefully,-and at lowest rates. O. F. IDDING-S, . LUMBER, i .COAL, j HI A.T&Ty ORAIKT. Order by telephone from Newton's Book Store. Dr. N. McCABE, Prop. J- E. BUSH, Manager NORTH PLATTE PHARMACY, Successor to J. Q. Thacker. 1STOKTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA WE AIM TO HANDLE THE BEST GRADE OF GOODS SELL THEM AT REASONABLE PRICES. AND WABRAN1 EVERYTHING AS REPRESENTED. ,rders from the country and along the line of the UnioD Pacific Railway Solicited. J. BROEKEE, ; Merchant Tailor, LARGE STOCK OF PIECE GOODS. embracing all the new designs, kept on nana ana maae to oraer. PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED. PRICES LOWER THAN EVER BEFORT Spruce Street between Fifth and Sixth. t THE CASINO BILLIAED HALL Ilf. . ' j. E. GRACE, Proprietor. ; SUPERIOR BILLIARD and POOL TABLES. :SBaSHSt6eked with the Finest of Liquors. 13 f QUIET AND ORDERLY RESORT Wbefeteritlemen will receive courteous ' treatment at alUtmies and ...l. H :ii i v ' n.i k;ti;nv nA nonl hnl yrucic wyvjr w.ili aiTJ uc. ncivyuic. yui umui vr. ...... - til nofcflurpassed Inlhecity and lovera of these games can 'be accommodated at all times. DEED ANARCHISTS BAB BOILER EXPLOSIOX. Two Dynamite Bombs Thrown From the Gallery of a Crowded Theater. OVER A SCORE WERE KILLED Maay Who Zeped the Bxplotlon Were Trmple4 to Death la the Slad Scramble Which Followed. Spain's Latest Horror. Barcelona, Nov. 8. A dynamite bomb, thrown by alleged anarchists into a crowded theater, is the latest out rage and disaster to be recorded in Spain. The Li ceo theater was filled with a largn.ftnd dntiBgniahed audience, which is estimated MThare aambered close on to 4.WM people. The opera "William Tell" was being performed. While the performance was proceeding, two dyna mite bombs were hurled from the top most gallery into the midst of the stall3 on the floor of the house. One of the bombs exploded with a ter ri6le report, which shook the theater to its foundation, scattering death and wound3 and destruction upon all sides. The second bomb, happily, did not ex plode. It fell in the lap of a lady, from where it dropped harmlessly to the floor. The terrified crowd, fearing that any moment another bomb might be thrown into their midst, completely lost all sense o control. There was a fierce and hustling rush for the doors, men and women fiercely fighting with each other as they crushed weaker ones beneath their feet in the effort to escaps. Thus, in a very few minutes comparatively, th9 theater was emptied, except of the dead and injured. When the wreckage was in some degrea cleared away it was found that there were 15 dead bodies, of which six were those of men and nine women. The .stairs and corridors were next searched for dead and wounfled people who fell victims to that horrible rush for the doors which followed the explosion. Upon the stairs and in the corridors throe persons were found lying dead, and a large number of seriously injured people were picked up. Penn Defends Hope. Roanoke, Va., Nov. 8. Colonel John F. Penn printed a defense of J. Hamp ton Hoge, the recently recalled consul to Ainoy. China. He claims Mr. Hoge is perfectly solvent and that if any wrong checks were given, it was through inadvertance due to his hurried departure. The charge of forgery he believes to be groundless and made for sensational .purposes. As to the de bauch, Colonel Penn says the statements are grossly exaggerated and inconsist ent. Will Ask For Chance of Venae. Chicago, Nov. N. It is said that when the case of Prendergast is called before Judge Tutbill, the assassin's attorney will ask for a change of venue. They will argue that public sentiment is strong against the prisoner; that he could not be given a fair, impartial trial in Chicago or Cook county. They will also claim that it would be almost impossible to secure a competent jury in Cook county because of the prejudice which exists against Prendergast. Ordered to Be Ready For Trial. Kansas City, Nov. 8. After a hot legal fight, depositors of the suspended Kausas City Safe Deposit and Savings bank, who brought suits against the officers and directors of the bank to re cover their deposits, won a victory when Judge Roland Hughes overruled the demurrers of the defendants and or dered them to be ready Nov. 15 for the trial of all suits which were filed in the circuit court at Independence. Mercler Denies tho Report. Montreal, Nov. 8. Ex-Premier Mer rier of Quebec, in a latter published in the Montreal Patrie, declares that his annexation views exist solely in the minds of ultra-conservative papers, and asserts on his word and honor that he is opposed to the annexation of Canada to the United States. Iasned a Requisition. Springfield, Nov. 8. Governor Alt geld issued a requisition on the governor of Texas for the return of A. F. B. Crofton, alias C. S. Butler, wanted in Chicago for passing on the First Na tional bank a forged draft. He is un der arrest at El Pao. Charln Richardson, the Eajjlnoer, Blowa 100 Tarda and Instantly BJUed. St Louis, Nov. 8. A special from Birmingham, Ala,, says: At Elrod's Mills, on Sand mountain, De Kalb county, the 40-horse power boiler blew up, completely wrecking cotton gins,, flour mills and saw mills and setting fire to a large , amount of cotton -and lumber as well as destroying much val uable machinery. Charles' Richardson, the engineer, was blown 100 yards and instantly killed. One of his legs was lodged in a tree. Dick Efrod, the super intendent, was pinned dovyn ' by falling timbers and slowly scalded to death.. John Bullock, the fireman, was so badly scalded that he died. Phil ElroO, one of the -proprietors of the uiilis. was struck by a flying fragment "bf iron and had J both legTbrokan. 'He will die. Several otner men were sligntiy unrr, Rosila Mas- Use Silver. Washington Nov. 8. The opinion ie-expressed here that the continued rise in silver during the last few days is due,. in part to a belief the government of Russia is contemplating adopting silver as a part of her monetary system. It is said that intimations have been received here by the government officials that Russia will replace her uncovered paper money with silver to bo used for subsi diary coin. At present the amount of silver in use in Russia as money is n6t 53 cents per capita. Russia has $500, 000,000 uncovered paper, or about $4.43 per capita. It is stated'here that Russia can easily absorb $250,000,000 of silver and is desirous of doing so for tho pur pose of pnshing her commerce in the east with Persia,- India and China, which use eilver almost exclusively as money. l'onred Fepper In Her Eyes. Alliance, O., Nov. 8. Three masked men entered the residence of Mary Hill, a maiden lady residing six miles north of this city, and demanded monoy. She resisted and the men knocked her down, beat her terribly and taking the pepper box from tho table, poured the contents into her oye3. Screaming with pain", she revealed the hiding place of her treasure, wmch amounted to only ?o0 The robbers took It all into a buggy, drove away tion is precarious, and if she will lose her eyesight. Started a Boom For Keod. Pittsburg, Nov. 8. John Dalzell, Re publican congressman, started a presi dential boom for Thomas B. Reed at a meeting of Republican ward workers Tuesday. After congratulating the Re publicans on tho general result of the election, he launched out into a eulogy of Congressman Reed, in the course of which he said he hoped, in common with thousands of others, to see the day when Hon. Thomas B. Reed would be elevated to the highest position in the gift of the people. Killed by a Premature Explosion. Hazelton, Pa., Nov. 8. Patrick Mc Laughlin and David Jenkins, two rock miners employed in tho Lansford col liery were instantly' killed by a preura: ture explosion. They had prepared a blast and the fuse burning slowly, they suppose. it to be out. Just as they reached the place tho blast went off, and the men were torn and mangled in a horrible manner. Seized the Ballot Boxes. Lansingbuuo, N. Y., Nov. 8. A riot occurred here between the .police and the citizens. The police seized the ballot boxes in three districts and started for the police station. A party of citizens followed and attempted to take the ballot boxes from thetn. In the fight a policeman shot Josiah E. West, a promi nent citizen. The city is greatly ex cited. Shot His Uncle. Portland, Or., Nov. 8. Thomas H. Liebe, president of the Oregon Bakery company, was shot and seriously wounded by .Christian Hess, who, after shooting Liebe, snot and killed himself. Hess was a nephew by marriage and a former employe of Liebo and v.as.under indictment on a charge of embezzle ment preferred by Liebo. Sworn In as Mint Director. Washington, Nov. 8. R. E. Pre3ton was sworn in as director of the United States mint. He failed of confirmation by tho senate, but the president has com missioned him as director in the recess, which insures h.s ranoasination to the senate in December. Jnry Could Not Agree. San Francisco. Nov. 8. In tho case of Nellie Horton, tho telegraph operator who shot and killed her lovar, Charles Hagaus, 17 years of age, the jury disa greed, and they were discharged. They stood 10 for acquittal and two for con viction. Wants to Interview the Pope. Rome, Nov. 8. M. Emilo Oliver, the last premeir of the French empire has been in this city for some time and en deavored unsuccessfully to obtain an interview with the pope. It is said that the pope is displeased with M. Oliver's attitude towards the Vatican's policy in France. Wisconsin Central Has Restored Salaries. Milwaukee, Nov. 8. General Man ager Whitcomb. of the Wisconsin Cen tral line3, officially announced that the salaries of all officials and employes, which was cut in August last, will be restored at once. The restoration will include salaries for November. Additional Tax on Imports. Washington, Nov. 8. The secretary of state has received the translation of a decree of Oct. 20, 1893, making importers liable at Mexican ports from and after Jan. 1, 1894, to ap additional tax on im ports of one and one-fourth of 1 per Balloting; For Chairman. St. Louis, Nov. 8. The Southwest ern Traffic association spent the morn ing session balloting, without result, for a chairman. At the afternoon session balloting was resumed, but so far with no choice, though the association, it is said, has determined to elect before ad journment Ex-Secretary Rusk III. VraOQUA, Nov. 8. Ex-Secretary J. M. Busk is alai-mingly ill at his home in this city. He passed a bad night and suffered two severe chills. Dr. Hamil ton of Chicago has arrived for consulta tion with local physicians. Weeks Gets Ten Tears. New York, Nov. b. Francis H. Weeks was sentenced to 10 years' im nrisomnent in Sing Sing prison. and, jumping Her condi she recovers Killed For Jumping a Claim. Cross, O. T., Nov. 8. John Davis, a settler on a claim 18 mile3 west of hero, killed a man named Woodworth for at tempting to jump his claim. Davis passed through here on his way to Perry to surrender himself to the United States authorities. Resume at Woonsocket. Woonsocket, R. L, Nov. 8. The Bartlett and Lyman cotton mills owned by J. P. and E. J. Ray, -after four month's suspension, due at first to an engine accident and later to business de pression, have resumed operations, giv ing employment to .s00 persons. De Ended the Matter. Chicago, Nov. 8. John T. Dell, con fidential clerk for Frank J. Flood & Co., publishers, was arrested, charged with embezzling $5,000. After being taken to the police station ho committed sui cide by swallowing strychnine. In M-sdison Square Garden. New York, Nov. 8. The "big three" billiard touruey will be played between Ives, Schaefer and Slosson at the Madi son Square Garden concert hall on the date originally named, the week beirin- ning Dec. 11. Cabinet Crisis Imminent. Buda Pesth. Nov. 8. It 13 rumored that a cabineiTcrisis is imminent, owing to the fact that Emperor Francis Joseph seems determined not to sanction the civil marriage bill. 'Another Train Bobber Caught. Little Rock, Nov. 9. The posse has arrested another train robber near Con way. No Newi of an Indian Uprising. Washington, Nov. S. Nothing has been received at the Indian office about the alleged Indian uprising at Coeur d' Alene, Ida.. NO. 44. kjw knntcEr west; Desaex. Reralta ,8r!y la Favor of the cratie Party; Louisville, Nov. 8. In Kentucky the Democrats more than held their own in the state legislature. The Democratic nomineer were, elected in most instances by increased majorities, and the Popu lists were left out altogether. Petit, the leading Populist of the state, was beaten fcr state senator 'by a large majority, the returns up to date show out of 138 legislators, lit Democrats, 7 Republi cans and 20 doubtful. Mo3t of the most doubtful are Republican districts not yet.heard from. Probably one Populist has been elected. 'An overwhelming majority of the Democrats elected to the legislature are for William Lindsay for re-election as United States senator. In the city election the Democrats Bwept everythin'j. Tueir cand.date for trayor getting 6,772 majority over the Independent candidate. The entire Democratic county tickot is .elected over a combination of Independents and Re publicans- . The Struggle In Kansas. Tor-EKA, Nov. 8. Returns received from various points in the state add to the overwhelming victory of the Repub licans bver'the Populists. The Demo cratic and Prohibition vote was ve.ry light and cut but a small figure. The returns are still incomplete, bnt from full and estimated returns it is probable that the Republicans have been elected in 'at' least 90 counties out of 103 in the state. TW13KTY LIVES I-OST. .Lake Burning of the Steamer Frazec in - XipUsing. North Bat, Oat., Nov. S. A fright ful fatality occurred on Lake Nipissing which resulted in tho loss of a large number of live3 and the destruction of a valuable vessel. Th steamer Frazer wa3 proceeding up the lako and wh jn about 24 mile3 west of North Bay. near what is known as Goose island, firo wa3 dis covered on board. Ail efforts to ex tinguish it proved unavailing and the ft.tiro, vessel was soon wrapped in flames. The number on the unfortunate vessel has not boan positively ascer tained, but no less than 20 lives have been lost. Wreck on tho Wabash. . Kansas City, Nov. 8. The Star's ;Moberly, Mo., special says: Tho can non ball on the Wabash ran into an open switch here at midnight and was wrecked. Fireman Malone was scalded to death and Engineer Robinson was badlv hurt. A number of passengers were" injured but none seriously. It is probable that the accident was due to train wreckers. Tho train left Kansas City last night and the accident occurred just as it enterel the yard3 here. The engine and baggage car wero thrown on their side3 and the front part of one passenger coach was smashed. It is reported that no lock could bo found on the switch when the railroad men looked for it and that the switch was haRtbpen. . jljL THE MARKETS. t Chicago Grabi and Provisions. Jftiicxao, Nor. 8. Tlie result of tho election it is alleired. combined wICh. heavy Now Yik exports, brought wheat up with a rush tonay. December opnin; at Hiiic or ?c higher than at the close Monday, and during thatoiorning t;oln? toGiJic another Hie higher. TheT"eturns. it was claimed, had stimulated the New York market and thus increased the better feeling which tha election news seems to have created amons- '.rad-rs here, and trading was more active than for a week past. Daring ths day heavy sales of low grade wheat forced the Decembar price clown to 6154c but it rallied and staid in the vicin ity of lc higher than -Monday. Corn felt the bullish influencos and May opened at 4i5c. or HP-Vic higher than it closed Saturday and climbed He higher. Provisions were lirmor for the samo reason, January pork opening t S1L4 1, or 7c higher than its Monday's close, and'going 5s higher on whoat's bulge. CLOSING PRICES. WHEAT Steady: cash, 'ilkjc: December, CORN Lower: cash, 3TTSi33c: December, 38c: .May. 42tf c. OATS Steady: cash, 28c: December. 23Hz; May. 31c. VORK Firm: January, $14.15. L-ARD-Firm: January, S8.V). Chicago Lire Stock. Chicago. Nov. a.-CATTLE-Reccipts, ;.00uhcad; including 4.0D0 Texans and 4.1KM westerns: primo heavy steers, steady. $3.75a 5.&r. a 3-loatJ lot, 5X01: others. tt.SJ5.l0: Texans and westerns, lower. HOGS Receipts, ",'30 head: opened strong: clo-od easier: rough, S-".7ja".S0: mixed nd packers. 3".90'&i,.0o: light, mixed. $ii.WS8.l5: prime heavy and butcher weights, $6.'J5Q5.15: prime light. 50.10a6.13.. SHEEP Receipts.17,0 O. very dull and lower top sheep. $3.0033.23: top lambs, J3.50tat.23. South Omaha Live Stock. Soon! Omaha, Nov. 8. CATTLE Receipts 3,0j.i head: 130u to 150 ) lbs., S4.7i35.25: lluO to 1300 lbs., 84.2534.80; 900 to 1100 lbs., $3.wJ4.25: choice cows. j2.102.80: common cows. Sl.W r.tMgood teedcrs, $"1033.75. common feeders, $2.23 itOJ. Market active nd steady. HOGS Receipts, S.T.O head; light, $5.753 5.8'j: mixed. S5.3035.85: heavy, 55.3.ia.OO. Market steady. SUEEP-Receipts; 12,000 hea1. Muttons, $L?5a3.00. lambs, $2.75a4.00. Market weak. Didn't Give the Money Back. .Chicago, Nov. 8 John Thrope, former chief of the horticultural depart-ment-at the World's fair, was arrested charged with larceny as bailee. John Roserear, ail employe in the horticul tural department, claims he gave Thorpe $452 for safe keeping, and that Thrope refuses to return it. Thorpe was re leased on bail. The Bane Called In. One of the most noticeable changes in fashion this season is that which affects thq dressing of the hair. The "fringe" has been gradually giving place to softly waved bandeaux, and the bandeaux are creeping gradually lower, down until the return seems imminent to the puffed and waved bandeaux to be seen in the por traits of Jennie Lind taken along in the fifties. To young, and delicate faces the style has an agreeable piquancy and quaintness, but to women past their first youth or with strong, coarse features the bang has a softening effect much to be desired. ' Another style now gaining favor and one becoming to round faces with low foreheads is that of turning the hair back from the forehead loosely in a twist that is lost in the light coils and puffs ar ranged in the middle of the forehead. In this style of coiffure the front hair is parted off on either side and twisted in tho old fashioned way into two rolls. New York Sun. The Delate. In answer to a correspondent a news paper says: "The deluge mentioned in the Bible was threatened in the year 1756--B. C, and began on Dec. 7, 1650 B. C, and continued 377 days. Tho ark rested on Mount Ararat on May 6, 1655, ' but Noah did not leave it until Dec. 18 following." Any reader who imagines I that it would b an easy task to figure these details from a .Biblical account can find-a basis for his calculations in the seventh and eighth chapters of Genesis. I May Acquire Them. "Brilliant and impulsive people," de clares a, lecturer on physiognomy, "have black eyes, or if they don't have them they're apt to get them if they'rertoo im ' pubive." London Tit-Bits. SHREWD BAflNEY B1GLIN. It Waa Politic For Hist Xot to Knew Kz Judge DitteBhoefer. Most of the stories worth printing about the famous Chicago convention of 1880 have been published, but here is one that seems to be new: Ex-Judge Ditten boefer was in Chicago working against Grant and a third term. Bernard Big Lin -was there in the interest of Grant. Both were old personal friends. The night before the balloting began Biglin and twCothers were appointed a com mittee to look after several southern delegations, among them being the Ken tucky delegation. When Biglin and his associates ar rived at the Kentucky headquarters, they found that Dittenhoefer had got ahead of them. He had the floor and was de livering a strong speech against Grant, saying, among other things, that Grant could not carry New York. Biglin saw that Dittenhoefer's remarks were having great weight, and he realized that he was no match for him as a talker. What to do to break tho force of Dittenhoefer'fl speech was the problem that confronted Biglin. This was the method ho se lected. In the midst of Dittenhoefer's peroration Biglin called out in loud voice, "Who is that man? "Why, he is ex-Judge Dittenhoefer of New York," said a member of tho Ken tucky delegation. "Oh, no; that's not Jndgo Dittenhoe f er," said Biglin. 'I know Judge Ditten hoefer well. This man may pretend tc be Dittenhoefer to strangers, but he knows better than to try to work any such racket with New Yorkers. I tell you he's a fraud." Biglin's remarks made a sensation. Suspicious glances wero cast at Ditten hoefer by members of the Kentucky del egation. The former got red in tho face and walked up to Biglin. "Barney," he said, holding out his hand, "that's a pretty good joke of yours, not to know me." "Joke," shouted Biglin in contempt. "It's no joke, I can tell yon. I will just bet you $20 that you are not Judge Dit tenhoefer of New York." Biglin flour ished a $20 bill in Dittenhoefer's face. Of course he had to accept tho chal lenge. The money was put up in the hands of a member of the delegation. Dittenhoefer hurried away to get some one to identify- him. "When he returned, Biglin had disappeared, likewise the stakeholder. After tho convention Dit tenhoefer met Biglin in the hotel corri dor. "What did j-ou mean," he said, "by saying you did not know me that night at the Kentucky headquarters?' "What did you mean," said Biglin, "by saying that Grant could not carry New York:" "That wa3 politics," answered Ditten hoefer. "Well," said Biglin, "it was politics my not knowing you." Dittenhoefer and Biglin aro still friends. New York Press. What He Helped At. Tho congressman was telling stories. "It was on.me once," he said. "I had a friendwho was dry as a humorist, but not always dry as a drinker, and when he was full ho did foolish things. One of .these was to buy a jackass for $500, anu when he sobered up and knew what he had done he sold him back to the original seller for $400. Naturally the loss of $100 made him sore, and he did not liko to bo twitted about it. One day I saw him on a mule waiting in front of a store, and I spoke to him. He was just full enough to bo serious. " 'Hello,' I said,and he responded with a nod. " -You are a judge of that sort of ani mal you are riding, aren't your' " 'I don't know that I am particularly 60,' he said earnestly. " 'I thought you wero in tho business.' " 'No, I ain't." " 'Didn't you buy a jack for $300 not long ago? "The crowd that had gathered gig gled, and he looked m,oro serious than ever. " 'Yes I did,' he answered solemnly. " 'What did j-ou do with him? I asked, with a wink at the crowd to be ready. "He looked at me solemnly. " 'I helped elect him to congress,' he said, without a smile, and the howl that went up made me seek shelter in the nearest place that could be found.' Detroit Free Press. Human Imitations of Vegetables. Referring to the fact that the human head is sometimes facetiously and ir reverently spoken of as "a cocoanut," the Boston Transcript remarks that sci entists have recently discovered a re markable resemblance between the shell of the fruit and the shell of the human brain. Then it quotes a French scien tific periodical to prove that there is a wonderful likeness between other hu man organs and vegetable products. For example, tho meat of tho English walnut is a close copy of the form and convolutions of the brain; plums and cherries aro like tho eye; almonds are shaped like the nose; the ear is brought to mind by an opened oyster and shell; in a mammoth squash the entire body may be traced; the open hand is found in growing scrub willow and celery, and the heart is seen in the German turnip and the eggplant. Too Sweeping. After his return from his 6rstlectur ing tour in this country, the late Mat thew Arnold visited old Mrs. Proctor, the widow of the poet, "Barry Corn wall," and mother of Adelaide Proctor. Mrs. Proctor, who was then 80 years old, in giving Mr. Arnold a cup of tea asked him: "And what did they say about you in America?' "Well," replied the literary autocrat, "they said I was conceited, and they add ed that my clothes did not fit me." "Well, now," retorted the old lady, "I think they were mistaken about the clothes." New York Mail and Express. Chattel Mortgages. A man who gives a chattel mortgage should always examine it carefully to make sure it is not "on demand." Sharp money leciers who loan funds on chat tel mortgages often try to havo this clause inserted, and when it is the bor rower may expect to part with his chat tels at almost any moment. It is a trick by which advantage is often taken of the unwary .St. Louis Globe-Democrat. A. Proli0c Spot. Orator Where else will you find in one spot such products as marble, iron, clay, chalk, copper, lead, slate, glucose, fruits of all kinds, hemp, flax and all manner of grains? Man In -the Audience In my boy's pocket. Waif. DSPRICE'S The only 1'ure Cream, of Tartar Po vder. No Ammonia; No Alum. Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard. A TrlAPPlST REFECTORY. AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE. Cold and Gloomy Surroundings and a Scanty Bill of Fare. We reached the Trappist refectory. A great cold room, with whitewashed walls and five long, narrow, tables, with benches on each side, stretching from end to end, was the place where the monks took their very frugal meals. The tables wero Jaid for the first meal. There were no cloths, and it is almost needless to add that there werg no nap kins, although these are coiLTdered so essential in France that even in tho most wretched auberge one is usually laid be fore the guest. Trappists, however, have little need of them. At each place were a wooden spoon and fork, aplate, a jug of water, and another jug a smaller one of beer, and a porringer for soup, which is tho chief diet of the Trappists. Very thin soup it is, the ingredients being water, chopped vegetables, bread and a little oil or but ter. I Until a few years ago no oily matter, whether vegetable or animal, was al lowed in tho sonp, nor was it permissi ble, except iu case of sickness, to have more than one meal a day, but the ne cessity of relaxing tho rule a little was realized. Now, during the six summer months of the year, there are two meals a day namely, at 11 and G, but in win ter there is still only one that is called a meal, and this is at 4. There is, how ever, a gouter just something to keep the stomach from collapsing at 10 in the morning. No fish, nor flesh, nor ani mal product, except cheeso and butter, is eaten by these Trappists unless they fall ill, and then they have meat or any thing else that they may need to make them well. There is, however, very lit tle sickness among them. The living of each Trappist probably costs no moro than sixpence a day to the community. Assuming that tho money brought into tho common fund by those who have a private fortune the fathers, as a rule, are men of some independent means covers the establishment ex penses, and the taxation imposed by the state, there must remain a considerable profit on tho work of each individual, whether he labors in the fields or in the dairy and cheeserooms, or concerns him self with the sales and the accounts, or, like tho porter at the gate, tests with an instrument the richness of the milk that is brought in by the peasants, lest they who have been befriended by" the monks in sickness and penury should steal from them in return. To devoto this surplus obtained by a life of sacrifice, compared to which the material misery of the beggars whom they relieve is luxury, to the lessening of human suffering, to the encourage ment of the family, offering tho hand of charity to the worthy and the unworthy, expecting no honor from all this, and not even gratitude, is a life that makes that of the theoretical philanthropists and humanitarian philosophers look ra ther barren. Tem.plo Bar. Indian Names. Sometimes names have been niado to appear unnecessarily grotesque in their writing in some instances as much so as tho rude savage himself appears per sonally the fact illustrated in the writ ing Youghiogheny for simply Ya-og-ha-na and in Esquemeaux for Es-ka-mo. Many purely poetic garbs of tho old words have becomo incorporated intoj our permanent geographical literature. Tho names Mississippi and Tennessee aro examples of tho fanciful versions of the old aboriginal titles the former is supposed to havo been in sounds repre sented by tho English writing Mes-sis-a-pa, while the oldest historic records ex tant showing the latter give tho writing as Ten-as-sa. What is evidently one an cestral word appears in the modern ver sions of Showanee, Sewanee, Suwanee, Swanan and Chowan. The French writ ing Cheyenne is tho same word in the remote ancestry, as is now believed. Popular Science Monthly. Who Ho Was. Dr. Meredith, a popular and well known clergyman of Brooklyn, in a re cent address to his Sunday school, urged the children to speak to him whenever they met him. "I may not always recognize you," he said, "but yon all know me, and I want you to speak tome." Not long afterward a small boy accosted him on the street with: "How do you do, Dr. Meredith?' The doctor stopped at once and replied cordially and then asked: "And who aro yon, sir?' "Oh, I'm one of your little lambs," was the unexpected and offhand remark as the youngster sauntered on. Brook lyn Eagle. It Went Unpunished. This story is told of the late Dr. Hol land, better known as "Timothy Tit comb." During the service of one of tho large churches in Springfield, Mass., a heavy electric storm came up, and one of the gentlemen of the choir set out to secure an omnibus to take the ladies home. Among tho fair singers was a certain Miss Etta S , and as Dr. Hol land was gallantly helping her into the vehicle a terrific clap of thunder startled them, upon which he remarked, " Etf in terror packs home in a bus" (Et in terra pax hominibus). To close this strange tale, it may bo well to add that the doctor was not immediately struck by lightning, but died years afterward peacefully in his bed. San Francisco Argonaut. To Kill a Lobster. When a live lobster is required for boiling or other purposes, here is a sim ple and comparatively painless mode of killing it: Run a long, narrow bladed knife into the tail at the third joint from the end, having the blade slant down ward. This will cut the spinal cord, and death will quickly follow. It appears from a treasury statement that there are 36,880 $10,000 bills, 14,805 $5,000 bills and 47,324 $1,000 bills in cir culation in this country.. And When It Was .All Over the Station Agent Mended Things. At a way station on tho Louisville and Nashville ono winter the station keeper had an exciting time. It was midnight, and tho station being iu a deserted part of tho country had been left by the loaf ers. It began to rain. Tho statiou keeper was not sleepy and determined to sit up a greater part of the night, especially as he had an unusual sum of money in his cash drawer, and he felt uneasy about it. Robberies of stations and farmhouses down the lino had been frequent. So ho settled himself down to a vigil. As ho. felt hungry ho took a can of cove oysters down from the shelf and set it iu tha stove. A moment af terward there was a knock at the door, and he admitted a cold, drenched tramp, whom ho allowed to Ho down by the fire. Just then a train came around the bend, and tho station agent stepped outside to display tho go ahead signal. Ho felt distrustful of the tramp and feared that he would fool with tho money drawer. As the train passed he hurried into tho room and had scarcely opened the door and seen the tramp standing by the stove with some thing glistening in his hand, when there was a report, and the agent felt a sting ing sensation over his eye. Although blinded with blood from tho wound, he drew his pistol and fired fivo times into the room. He then dashed round to the rear of the station and hid under tho platform. After an hour's time he crawled out, resigned to the loss of his money and thankful that he had escaped with his life. The room was dark; tho firo was out. The tramp had evidently escaped with his booty. Sor rowfully the agent lit a match, but instantly dropped it when a startling sight mot his eyes. Ho lit another one, found a candle and gazed about at tho scene of desolation. Tho lamp had been shattered by a bullet. A cheese had been perforated with two bullets. Tho room was filled with smoke from the stovepipe, which a fourth bullet had perforated. Strangest of all, the room was filled with cinders, and oysters frescoed everything. Oys ters, oysters, oysters, cove oysters. The agent gasped and realized it all. The can had remained in the stove too long, and being sealed up had exploded from the steam when the tramp poked tho fire. Of course the tramp skipped when the shooting commenced. The- cash drawer was-intact. A piece of tin waa found near the door, whero it had re coiled off tho agent's face. The agent spent the remainder of the night in mending the stove door. Louisvillo Commercial. Which is the better, something or nothing? This depends. When it stimu lates, it is of use; when it enervates, it is mischievous. The young man who pre fers idleness above an unpleasant job, seeing that ho has a dollar or two in his pocket, is in danger. War chariots appeared for tho last timo during tho Persian invasion of Greece. They wero abandoned then be cause tho horses got frightened, and run ning away often threw largo bodies of troops into confusion. The mace used by tho speaker of the house of representatives is made of 13 ebony rods twined together and held in place by silver bands. There aro over 6,000 persons fed three times a day at Dolma-Bagtch palace while the sultan of Turkey is there. A Beatrice man bought a Gage country pumpkin for 2f cents the other day and his wife worked the fruifc up into seventy-three pies. The Best Plaster. Dampen a piece of flannel with Chamberlain's Pain Balm and bind it on over the seat of pain. Tt is better than anv plaster. When the lungs are sore such an application on the chest and another on the hack, between shoulder blade., will often prevent pneumonia. There is nothing so good for a lame back or a pain in the side. A sore throat can nearly always be cured in one night by applying a flannel bandage damp ened with Pain Balm. 50 cent bottles for sale hy A. V. Streitz and North Platte Pharmacy. Congressman Waugh has intro duced a bill to come up in the regular session later, that will stop a good deal of monkeying with the pension list. Tt provides that be-, fore the bureau can "suspend" a soldier's pension, it must furnish him with a copy of all charges made against him with the name of the person making them, so that he will have an opportunity of answering intelligently. According to the Doke Smith programme, the charges are made in secret and the soldier is suspended first, and may get a hear ing some time or other at the leisure of the government, without know ing definitely what he has been accused of or who is his accuser. Are your children subject to croup? If so, you should never be without a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Tt is a certain cure for croup, and has never been known to fail. If given freely before the croupy cough appears it will pre vent the attack. It is the sole reli ance with thousands of mothers who have croupy children, and never disappoints them. There is no dan ger in giving this remedy in large and frequent doses, as it contains nothing injurious. 50 cent bottles for sale by A. F. Streitz and .North Platte Pharmncv.