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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, JULY 6. 1889.
FINE : ART : STUDIO,
M O Hrect.
ot our work before
$3 per tloxen
reduced from $j to
Everybody to examine the
plans and standing of the Un
ion Central Life Insurance
Company, of Cincinnati, Ohio,
before insuring. It has the
lowest continuous death rate
of any company. Realizes the
highest rate of interest on in
vested assets which enables it
to pay large dividends.
Policies incontcstibla n n d
non-forfoitabfa after third vcar.
The Union Central issues
endowment policies at ordi
nary life rates; these policies
arc now maturing and being
paid in from one to two years
earlier than time estimated by
the company. They protect
the family and estate during
the younger years of life, and
the insured in old age at regu
lar life rates. Other desirable
policies issued. Call on us or
write for plans.
J, M. EDM18TOX, State Avtnt.
0. L, MKSIlWlt, A$t. State Agtnt.
a. t. vumKi.Lr, cttu Alienor.
lloom 23 llurr llloolt,
Leaders in Photography.
Wo uuk a wpeclalty of the celebrated
Life Ued pictures and furnish the flneit
work at lowest prices,
Best Cabinets $3.00
Etcgaut line ot Picture Frame In stock
and made to order. Call and see us.
H. W. KELLEY & CO.
ioj6 O Street. LINCOLN, NE1J
I)r 80th Arnold's Cough
r Courlu noil Voids, luvv-
Ilne used it In my own ram My
with very great satisfaction.
L. H. lluili. Dcs Moines.
HHlM, Me,-, see., and l.OO.
H SOUTH SHORB
Will ba under the personal aupervUlon of
H. L. LELXND. and -will bo open for tho
reception of rueata, June&rat In each year.
Visitor will And
' THB ORLEHNS
iaflrai class In all of Its appointments, beta?
'well supplied with bos, hot and cold water
baths, electrlo bells aW all modtrn im
erovements, steam laundry, billiard hall
bowling- alley, eto. , and positively free fro
auaaoyaaca by mosquitoes.
t Jfaund tf rip Excursion I'lclc.eta
will be placed oa aale at the commencement
f the tourist season by the Burlington.
Cedar Jtapida ft Northern Railway and all
easeeUac lines, at low rates, to the follow
fer palate in Iowa and Minnesota : Spirit
Ik, Iowa;Albrt Lea. Watenrllle, Minn
apelis, St. rauL Lake Xlnnetonka, White
JMsjr x.ax ana vuuua. aunnesotai utear
Lake, Iowa 5 Lake Superior po
ataas Park and uolnta in Ooloi
xowa; ijaaeBupenor points;
Park and points In Colorado.
a ,, Write for "A. Mldaumner Pat
cUb" to the General Ticket and Pass
furer Agent, Cedar Rapids. Iowa, and for
JBWlTCaWto S. L. LBUAND, Spirit
,, ,C.J. IVES, J. E. HANNEGAN,
OH V-J -
KA1MI) MAIL TKAiNSIT.
SPECULATING A9 TO POSSIBLE IM
PROVEMENTS IN THE SERVICE.
A Hjttrni of l'i I Trains Running from
Nnir Vorh nml 1'olnU Sontli mill Huston
anil Points North to the V nml Wlml
II Could Do.
WABiiiNdTo.N.July 0. Ono of tliti signs
of tho tlint'it In it certainty of tho coming,
In the near future, of more rapid transit
of tho public nmlln. Men who linvo
glven till mibjoct clone attention declare
tbo telegraph chii iiorcr be uimlo to
suornoiio tlit mull, except for pressing
buMueiM corronH)iulonco, nml tlint fast
inallnolTer uiul will continue to olTor the
greatest l)uiulll to the grontcHt numhor,
l'ontul telegraphy Is tut yet not much
more tangible than n drunm, mid while
engineer nml all who tnnd on the ob
Borvutlou lowcro of progroiw nro tthlo to
boo that the electrical Inventors nro sure
to bring lid from their 1'umlorn'n box n
rnllwuy trulii like thnl ik'nlgueil mid
built by Mr Wocina, of llnltlmoro, tritv
ellug two hundred or moro iiiIIoh nil hour,
for the pnwnt nil Improvouuiutx In the
dlnpatoli of the public uialln must be
made upon uxtntlnir rnllwnyit
Tho fant mall train, to called, now run
between New York and Chicago la n
farce. It practically exedltcs nothing.
It leaves Now York city at 0 o'clock In
tho evening, at leant four hours Inter
than thoro Is any excuse for, and six
hours later than would bo necessary if
tho uustnctw community were given no
tlcoof an earlier departure. This "fast
nmir'trnln uses nearly tuenty-nlne hours
In making the run from Now York to
Chicago, nrriving In tho latter city nt the
nbsurd hour of 13:1)3 in the morning.
The speed mtidu Is nbout tho same us that
of n number of regulnr trains on sovornl
roads. For n special train, running with
out stop or hindrance, It is really a very
slow schodulo. The mall it takes from
tho cast for Chicago stands In tho sacks
till noxt morning, when it Is assorted
and delivered. So far us Chicago Is con
cerned, tho train might just as well nr
rlvo six hours later. As In New York
business mou do not write letters nt 7 or
8 in tho evening, so in Chicago they arc
not on baud to recelvo mail nt 3 or 8 in
Scrvlco to tho west from Chicago Is
expedited only by means of spcclul trains
leaving Chicago nt 8 n. in. ami arriving
nt tho chief terminal points Omaha, St.
Paul nml Minneapolis so Into in the
afternoon that tho delivery, oven though
promptly made from tho train Itself, is
of little vnluo to the business commu
nity. For nono of theso trains docs tho
government jwy anything more than the
regular rate (tor ton of malls paid all
roads. At present tho New York,
Brooklyn or Philadelphia business man
who on Monday writes a letter to a Chi
cago correspondent does so with the con
sciousness that his nilsslvo will not reach
its destination till Wednesday, ami that
If tho letter bo unswored tho same day
ho will not receive tuo reply till I' rluay,
Tills is too alow for tho times and tho
Chief Dell, of tho railway mall serv
ice, thinks It possible- to arrango a fast
moil train that will tako letters written
In Now York during business hours of
ono day and deliver thorn in Chicago
during business hours of tho noxt day.
Even Boston and pretty much all Now
England can bo brought into tho samo
over night servlco botweon cast and
west. If Chief Doll succeeds in accom
plishing this ho will crcato tho greatest
fast mall train over known in this or
any other country, ono which will stand
as perfection till tho Weeius or some
other oloctrio railway supplants it.
A great aharo of morcautilo telegraph
ing is dono by "night messages," which
aro cheaper than tlay messages. If at 1
o'clock in tho afternoon u Now York
merchant sends a tolegram to a manu
facturer in Chicago, it will not bo deliv
ered till tho noxt forenoon. It scorns al
most Incrcdiblo that a fast mall train
could bo arranged to glvo by post sub
stantially tho eaino sorvlco as is afforded
by a night wire, but it is posslblo and
will some day bo dono,
Tho fastest .trains, between Now York
and Chicago now nmko tho journoy in
twcnty-tlvo hours. Theso aro tho "lim
ited" trains, on which an oxtra faro U
chargod. doing west they gain an
hour's tlmo nt Pittsburg, and therefore
reach Chicago in an apparent running
time of twenty-four hours. Theso trains
aro not remarkably fast, their schedules
calling for about forty miles an hour.
They aro rarely lato, oroa in winter. If
from any cause they loso an hour or two
on ono part of tho journoy, tho loss is
usually mado up on another part.
Ono recent Sunday tho Pennsylvania
limited ran from Fo Way no to Chica
go, 148 miles, in throo hours and ten
minutes, carrying flvo hoavy vestibule
oars. Eleven stops woro mado en routo,
making tho actual runnins timo two
hours and forty minutes, or an avo
mgo speed of llfty-llve miles an hour.
Thoro aro faster trains than theso limited
expresses. For years tho Daltlmoro and
Ohio has run regular trains from Daltl
moro to Washington, forty miles, and
with two yards to tra verso at slow speed,
in forty -live minutes. Tbo trip has been
mado in forty minutes. Trains of the
i.inio road regularly make fifty miles an
hour between Philadelphia and Washing
ton. Tho Pennsylvania runs many reg
ular trains between Now York and Phil
adelphia, ninety miles, In two hours or
Jess. In England a largo number of reg
ular trains travel from fifty to fifty-five
tulles an hour, some of thorn on long
Very fast tlmo cannot bo mado on a
road with many steep grades In Its track.
Fast time cannot bo made with heavy
trains of six or eight cars, particularly
if they aro sleeping cars, which weigh
ueorly twico oa much as ordinary coach
us. Fast tlmo cannot bo made with fro-
(iuent stops at stations or grauo crossings.
Between Now York and Chicago a train
must stop forty times in pursuance of
tho stato laws, which require full halts
before crossing; tho tracks of othor road,
Theso Hops lepreseut a loss of nearly
threo hours' time. When onco stopped
a fast train cannot regain its full speed
In loss than four or flvo minutes. There
Is no good reason why fust United States
Bx'clnl mall trains should bo stopped for
tracks nt grado Thoro would bo no I Isk
of accident In closing gates or signals
against the trains of intersecting roads,
leaving the special mail free right of
way li It were not ror tueso unneces
sary stops n fast mall train could run
from New York to Chicago lietweon U In
tho afternoon and 10 next morning.
There nro but two roads on which it
would Ih (khmIIiIo to rutin fast mall train
to the west. The Now York Central nml
Lake Shore are longer than the Pennsyl
vania, OSO utiles by tho former to 013 by
the latter, but the northern routo has
greater track capacity, easier gradients
ami fewer curves. Tho great fast mall
of the near future will tiso loth roads.
Hay tin- train Is to leave Now York by
the Pennsylvania at 8 p. in. Everybody
knows the hour, and nil letter writing Is
arranged to meet the conditions, Just as
bushu'SH men ami bankers arrange their
llscul matters for thoolcnrlni! houso hour
of noon Correspondence clerks got olT
their western mail Immediately after
There Is tt sHclnl collection In tho
business district. Brooklyn sends over
H'lurul sacks of letters. All the western
mall from cities surrounding New York,
manufacturing Now Jersey and Connec
ticut, Is bundled on this train, which
consists, perhaps, of threo specially built
mull cars. At .5 o'clock the train leaves
Philadelphia after taking on a car con
taining till of theday's western mull from
that city and tributary towns. At liar
rlsburg, 105 miles away, another car Is
waiting. This had left Washington at
4 o'clock and Baltimore nt ft with the
day'B mall front those two great cities,
and with all that had reached them from
adjacent towns and tho South Atlantic
Now tho con x Iklatcd train, having
fifty tons of mall mid If necessary thirty
clerks and porters to dlstrlbuto nnd man
ago It. starts on Its flying Journoy to the
west. Ilarrisburg is loft nt 7:30 and
Pittsburg, 310 miles west, Is reached at
1:2.1a. m Hero the country begins to
broaden, nnd the question is how such
widely divergent cities as Cleveland, De
troit, Cincinnati nnd Louisville nro to bo
served, as well ns tho central belt repre
sented by Columbus, Indianapolis nnd
After taking from Pittsburg nnd sur
rounding country Into night mail for the
west, tho special runs to Alliance eighty
four miles, by 2:30. Cleveland, on tho
great Inko bolt of cities, is but flfty-soven
miles away. All mail matter for these
northern points has by this time been
placed In n slnglo car, nnd this is at
tached to n special ongino or to tho regu
lar night express for Cleveland, reaching
the latter city boforo 0 o'clock In tho
morning, giving early delivery there and
making connection with nil regular
morning trains east, went nnd south, sup
plying all northeastern Ohio ns morning
trains from Pittsburg Bupply all eastorn
and central Ohio.
But according to tho plan this is not
tho only fast mall arriving In Clovclanu
in the early morning. Boston, northern
ami central Now England nnd Now. York
state must bo tnkon caro of. Tho Now
England flyer leaves Boston at noon,
taking nil forenoon accumulation from
tho surrounding country and tho mer
chants of tho Hub dispatching their
western correspondonco early in tho day
to suit the conditions. Letters written
early in tho day In all tho chiof Now
England cities Providence, Worcester,
Springfield, Salem, Lowoli, etc. can
reach this train at Boston or points far
ther west. At 0 in tho evening tho (Iyer
is at Alabany, and thenco on takes up
tho day's mall from all central Now
York cities Utlca, Syracuse, Ilochostor
and their hundreds of connecting points
and reaches Buffalo n littlo beforo mid
night and Clovcland at 8 in tho morning.
Hero, then, tho two currents of Hying
Intelligence, one from Now York and as
far south as Richmond, and tho other
from Boston nnd as far north as Mai no,
first meets Toledo, Detroit, northwestern
Ohio and northern Michigan, nnd their
many connections nro supplied early in
tho day by regular mall trains.
But tho Boston train has brought one
or two car loads of mail for far western
and southwestern points. Why not run
tho train through to Chicago? Simply
because thoro la an easier nnd less oxpon
slvo way to accomplish this result. Wo
havo left our Pennsylvania special at
Alllanco at tho hour of 2:30 tt. in. Tho
103 miles to Crestllno it runs by 0 o'clock,
or shortly after, and It finds awaiting it
there what? Why, tho ono or two cars
of Now England and central Now York
mail brought by tbo othor train. From
Clovcland to Crestllno via tho Bco Lino
road It is only soventy-slx milos, and a
two hours' special run has brought tho
northern mail hithor.
Now that tho junction Is mado all bo
comes easy. Tho Pennsylvania train gives
tho Deo Lino special a car containing Cin
cinnati and southwest matter; tho Deo
Lino gives tho Pennsylvania Itsonoortwo
cars of mail from tho north, iogethor,
at 5:15 or 0:30 in the morning, thoy Bteam
away, Tho Beo Lino train early serves
Columbus and all connections by regular
morning trains, ns well as the important
cities of Springfle and Dayton. Cin
cinnati and connec ns (Including regu
lar trains south to onnesseo, Alabama,
Now Orleans, eto.) nro reached by 0:80
in tho morning, and Louisville and its
important connections at 1 in tho after
noon Nor is this all. Tho Deo Lino carries a
special to Indianapolis by 10:10, giving
early delivery thoro and sending mail
over the flfteeu railways entering that
city. A fast train by tho Vandalia reaches
tit. Louis at 4 in the afternoon or a littlo
after, giving a delivery 'thero during
business hours of letters written during
business hours of tho previous day In far
away Boston, Providonco, and Rich
mond. Vo. At St. Louis connections
nro mado with all regular evening trains
for the west and southwest.
Leaving Crestline a littlo after 3 o'clock
In tho morning, the 'Treat fast mail has
373 miles to run to hlcago. All along
It tosses off mall for thriving towns and
their rnllwuy connections, nnd finally
rolls Into Chicago at high noon. All tho
Chicago mail liorno by It is nlrcady dis
tributed by carrier routes, and half a
hundred or more carriers seize tho bun
dles ami convey them to counting room
and ollleo before 1 o'clock. By 8 o'clock
there Is u similar delivery In Milwaukee
To the great west nnd northwest tho cur
rents of Intelligence nro scut by regular
trains. St. Paul. Minnenolls, Omaha
ami Kansas City are all reached early
next iimmlng, twelve lo twenty-four
hours earlier than formerly A whole
day Is saved on the Journey to the Pacific
For such a fust mall service ns this
would Iw required u train specially built,
steam heated, lighted by electricity, nnd
provided with nil labor paving devices.
For micli speed and service the railways
would usk and deserve more compensa
tion than the statutory pound rates. But
wliat would a few hundred thousnnd
dollars n year count ngainst tho almost
Inconceivable advantages of an over
night mail between Boston, Now York,
Philadelphia and Washington In tho east,
mid Cincinnati, St. Louis, Chicago and
Milwaukee In tho west? Would it not bo
worth a good many hundred thousand
dollars to have millions upon millions of
letters nnd papers carried to their desti
nation more rapidly than over leforo
to have the circulation In all the count
less postal arteries nnd veins quickened
Somn ncorcln Wiihilnra.
Atlanta, July 3. In tho early part of
August, 1812.it party of hunters found In
accrtain mountainous region, now known
as Rabun county, n being nearly eight
feet high, "covered with bluish hair, and
having immense ears, like an ass; stone
deaf, and upon this account unconscious
of the approach of our party." This
monster seems to have been seen upon
several different occasions during the
next four years.
In the spring of 1810 n number of
young surveyors, hailing from Virginia,
scoured the hills for tho creaturo, but
without success. In a letter indicted by
Joseph Enrlo, of Culpepor, Va.. to
Master John Bishop, living in Boston,
Lincolnshire, Is written tho following:
"Of tho fow iK-'ople who Inhabit this
wild country not a soul whom wo havo
approached doubts that tho creaturo is
alivo. Indeed, sir, ono poor planter who
guided us a great dlstauco from tho fnlU
Is convinced that ho saw him fnco to
faco no moro than threo weeks since, an
assertion which my adventurous com
panions wero only too ready to bollovo."
Tho many tales told of this extraor
dinary being seem to havo created much
stir oven in New England. A printed
circular of that day, Issued by tho owner
of boiuo lands in Georgia, assures those
who contemplate a settlement in this
country that tho climate is "exceedingly
mild, the soil productive and tho danger
of attack from uncouth beasts, who are
represented in tho public print as being
half human, nbsurd. Thero is no por
tion of truth In these reports."
Sarah Jessop, of Augusta, was a great
"wonder." Sarah was a colored woman,
nnd had an iron cylinder, two inches in
diameter, passing through her breast,
which mado hor an object of almost na
tional interest. A solution of tho phe
nomenon was never definitely arrived at.
Whcu an infant tho possngo appeared a
simple dcut or clcatrico; at 0 years it
was sufficiently largo to admit n thumb,
atid at a later period a metal tubo was
inserted as a protection to the internal
anatomy by a local physician. When
tho slzo of tho cavity increased tho cyl
inder was loosened, dropped out. and n
lareor one inserted. When Sarah died.
at tho ago of S3, tho cylinder was above
two inciics diamctor insido, coming out
between her spino and shoulder blades.
In 1878 John Tylor Carroll camo down
from his homo among tho mountains
which dlvido this stato from North Caro
lina, nnd ongnged himself to tho man
ager of Forepaugh's circus. Carroll will
be remembered as having mado a lilt
throughout tho country as tho Georgia
giant wonder, and was a marvel, physia
Miss Lulu Hurst emerged from local
obscurity four years ago. This prepos
sessing young lady was tho proud mis
tress of a mysterious electric forco so
crctcd In her slender flngor tips, which
almost set at naught mortal bono nnd
sinow. Miss Ilurst is bo recent nn acqui
sition to tho list of Georgia's wonders
that it will sutllco to say that sho could
lay her terrlblo palm upon tho shoulders
of a strong athlcto and bring him to the
ground as easily as a mother can chas
tise nn unruly infant. Sho now lives
with her husband in Chattanooga and is
possessed of a snug fortune Miss Dixie
Uaygood wus also an electric wonder,
her gift being similar to that of her ri
val, Miss Hurst.
Every day tho daily press teems with
descriptions of six legged mules, snakes
In various lengths, all the way from ten
to fifty feet, and nn abundanco of min
eral nnd vegetable- monstrosities. A
number of theso were actually on exhi
bition nt a recent countv fair, and woro
referred to by a speaker In theso eloquent.
"Dakota may rovel In hor blizzards;
Florida In her climate; tho mosquito has
nlmost become a synonym for Now Jer
soy; Pennsylvania boasts of her coal,
and Kalmuck of her water supply; but
Georgia, conscious of no superior, point:
proudly at her natlvo wonders."
Cumpletlng u Work Ileguu Under Nero.
A work of engineering begun by the
Romans undor Nero, in tho Second cen
tury, will bo finished this year; that is, it
has been In process of construction for
over 1,700 years. Tho work to which
wo refer is tho cutting of a canal through
tho Isthmus of Corinth. Tho canal,
when dono, will bo only four miles long,
and will havo a dop h of eight metres,
which will allow ho passago of the
largest rcssols used In Greek traffic. It
Is not so great a tnattor from an inter
national vlowas the Suez and Nicaragua
projects, but it will do much to furthor
tho rapid progress made by modern
Grooco in tho urts of civilization and
commerce European Letter.
New Spring and
The Old Reliable Tailor.
First Class Workmanship, Fine Trimming, and
305 S ZEjLE-VBnsrTia: Street.
Lincoln Savings Bank and Safe Deposit Co.
CAPITAL, $260,000. LIABILITY OF STOCKHOLDERS, $000,000.
Interest paid on tlonoilts nt nny rate orfi per cent per annum for nil full calnmlnr months
Hnfcs to rent In burglar proof nnd lire proof vault, nt nununl rental of $5 nnd upwards.
Money to loan on real estate nnd collateral. YOUlt HAVINGS ACCOUNT SOLICITED.
IinNIlY K. LKWIS, A.I'.H. STUAItT. JNO. H. JIcCLAY. II. WELSH.
President. Vice President. Treasurer. Teller
Established Dec. 1U. JH86.
The German National Bank,
Capital Paid up, $100,000.00
Surplus . . . 13,000.00
Trnnsncts n eonernl banking business, Issues
letter of credit, draw drafts on nil pnrts of
tho world. Foreign collections a specialty.
OFFICERS AND DIKECTOItS.
HEIIMAN H. 8CHAI1EIIO, President.
C C. MJJNSON.VIco President.
JOSEPH I10EIIMEH, Cnsliler.
O. J. WII.CCX, Assistant Cnsliler.
C. E. MONTGOMERY. ALEX If ALTER
F. A. HOKUM EK. . J. IIROTII EI'.TON
WALTER J. HARRIS. T. A. IIUDELSON
E. E. UltOWX,
UNION SAYINGS BANK,
1 1 1 outh Tenth 8treet.
Capital, $200,000. Liability of Stockholders, $400,000.
INTEREST Pntd on Deposits nt the rate of 5 per cont per annum for nit
full calendar mouths
YOUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT SOLICITED.
Money Loaned on Real Estuto nnd Collateral.
rhn Flt'BornUI, E. E. Rrown. John R. Clark, J. McConnltr, F. M. Hn'.:( v.al Thompson.
A.M. Raymond, J.J. Imliotr. Dnvld Itemlok, O. M. Lnmbcrtson, L. Meyer, 0. E Yntc?.
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the city nnd state, employs none but the
best help In the trimming department nnd
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