The North Platte tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1890-1894, November 08, 1893, Image 1

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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
Clthi.ig, Boots, i Shoes,
Bits' and Ca bs and
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en tst, F4nr n(i s h i n g Goods
offered to YOU, but come at ONCE and see the
of goods, see our prices, examine the quality and con
vince yourself.
'North Platte National Bank,
IPaid up Capital.
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All business intrusted to us'handled promptly, carefully,-and at lowest rates.
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Order by telephone from Newton's Book Store.
Dr. N. McCABE, Prop. J- E. BUSH, Manager
Successor to J. Q. Thacker.
,rders from the country and along the line of the UnioD
Pacific Railway Solicited.
; Merchant Tailor,
embracing all the new designs, kept on nana ana maae to oraer.
Spruce Street between Fifth and Sixth.
Ilf. . ' j. E. GRACE, Proprietor. ;
:SBaSHSt6eked with the Finest of Liquors.
Wbefeteritlemen will receive courteous ' treatment at alUtmies and
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- til nofcflurpassed Inlhecity and lovera of these games can
'be accommodated at all times.
Two Dynamite Bombs Thrown From
the Gallery of a Crowded Theater.
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
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
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
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
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
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;
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 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
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
. jljL
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.
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.
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
"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 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
" '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
"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.
The only 1'ure Cream, of Tartar Po vder. No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
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
"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
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
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.