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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, DKCEMUKR 6, 1890.
LATE WITH STERN BROS., NEW YORK
Very Lowest Prices.
In Hie Htoro or lie limn A Delrlics,
1518-20 Eamam Street
NOW IN NEW QUARTERS !
Lincoln Trunk Factory
0 st- 1133 st-
Where ivc will he glad to see all old
friends nnd customers nnd as many new
ones ns can get into the store.
C K. WIR1CK,
WIRICK & HOPPER.
Palace Bath Shaving
Ladies - and Children's - Hair - Cutting
COR 12 k () STS., NEW HURR HL'K
UNCLE SAM'S ARMA.MKNT
IT CAN BE INCREASED TO ALMOST
Ja.t nt I'rrnrot, llnvti-vrr, tlm United
Htnti-s In Nut Hpt-lltllliif Mneli .Money
011 i:ilolv noil Dt'uitly Vi-iimiii.
IlFiiiiri'i' In ('nan of IIiiicrijiMicy.
IVipj rluht liy AmcrlcAii 1'n.w Akmh'IaIIoii
Notwlt liHtvindliiK the many American In
volitions relating lo ordnance nutdoilurliiK
tho last quarter of a century, tho army of
tho United States is very poorly equipped
with weapon, Isith largo and small. This
condition in not In tho least due to tho In
activity or tho policy of tho ordnance de
partment, hut exists ls-caiiso of u lack of
appropriations. It happens that tho
economical policy linn Is-on n wise one, for
tho United States lum not needed any nuns
of Into with which to defend her dlKUit,
and during tho last twenty-llvo ears such
Improvement have hecu niado In hiiiiiII
arms and cannon that thorn which might
have Ihi'H made or purcliased ten or
HI'HINOKIIXD AND SMOOTH IIOHK (IUN3.
fifteen enrs ago would now lie ohsoloto.
Tho country, thcreforo, I nut lieon saved tho
expense of experiment, nnd hns hail the
good luck not to have had Its unarmed eon
ditlou taUen advautiiKO of.
When tho war closed In IKrt." tho gov
ernment had on hand vast supplies of
arms and ammunition. During tho con
llict tho Springlleld muzzle loading rlllo
was tho chief Hinall weapon in use and
proved very effective. Ilutidredsof Invent
on were nt work during that period on-
1 deavoriugto perfect a magazine gun. It
j was not used much then, and it has not
wen adopted by tho American army yet.
Hoards of ordnance began illsciiHsiug
guns In 1808, and in 1870 tho modified
Hprlnglleld title was adopted as tho Hinall
arm for the Infantry and cavalry. The old
muzzle loading weapon was alt ens 1 into a
breech loader, and that is about, all tho
change madu up to date. The government
still hiw thousands of the old "muzzle
loaders," and these are for Halo to all who
care to buy nnd will go through tho for
mality of writing to tho chief of ordnance
nt Washington nnd applying for permls
hion to purchase. In reply tho applicant
will receive nn order on tho nearest ord
nance storekeeper to Roll at t each tho
number of guns ho may wish Various
'Grand Army posts are equipped in this
way, which lias also nerved many farmers
to provide themselves with weapons. Tho
old smooth boro Springfield makes a lino
shot gun nnd carries with great force nnd
During tho war tho Held artillery used
chiefly the Rodman three inch rifles and
the twelve pound bronze. Napoleons. These
guns are Htlll in use, nnd the ten batteries
that Is, two companies to each of the five
artillery regiment in tho iiriny are now
Hitpplied with these hajuo guns The Inst
congress appropriated fJO.OOO for the pur
chase of machine guns, nnd such an appro
priation has been made annually for.sov
cral years past, so that about Hoventy-llvo
Hitch guns each one costs about $1,000
Fine Hllst Cabinets 3 imt iloon
rates to students. Call and
see our work.
Studio, 1214 O Street.
Open fioui 10 a. 111. to I p. 111. bunclays.
J. S. EATON,
Physician and Surgeon
Office : 116 S. Eleventh St.
Telephones: Office 6S5. Residence 502.
l'rnutlee Limited to Diseases of the
Nervous System, Heart and Blood
Hon. Win. lA.'ese, Attorney Ooncrnl.
Hon. T. I.. Nerval, Associate Justice.
Jones' National Hank, Kuuurd.
Citizens' National Hank, Ulysses.
Ofkick: IKS! O Htreot, LINCOLN, NKH.
I.mlleit Uso Dr. I. Due's I'crloilleiil
l'llls from Paris, France, liuit positively re
lieve suppressions, monthly dcriiiiKCinenlg
nnd Irregularities eausi'd by cold, weakness,
shock, auumlii, or general ncnuiiH debility,
Tho Inrgo proportion of Ills to which ladles
and misses nro liable Is the direct resiM of a
dleotilcreil or irregular meustriiatlo'i. Hup
proslnus continued result In blood poisoning
and iinlek consumption. VI r'cknKo or!l for
(). rM-nv until- .in iixciip, 111 iiiiiu. iifiit
7.. ... 1... 11 11 ui.. 1.. .1-......1... n
by II. I Hhcrvvln, ilniKKlst O
?a- - r-?
AMI INHT1TUTK or I'KNMASSIIir,
Hliortliiinil, mill Typewriting. U tho Is it anil lariet
Colin,'!) In lliu Went. M htuilenU III iillrnilniici- hut
jt-iir. MllJi'iiU prt-punsl ior tiiiHlnnui In from .lloU
monlln. KxhtIi'IusiI tai-ulty ri-monul timlriK'llini.
lwnultfill lllunlrutril cntnliiKiie, cnlli-ipt Journal, and
nevlmeu. or H'nmiinhlp, M-nt fns) liy aililrt iuIiik
ULI.IIIIUDOi: & KOOSK, Lincoln, Neb.
HIUFJKUV m TJ
NORTH AND SOUTH
1044 O STREET.
E. B. SLOSSON,
City Passenger A gent
TIIK (1ATI.I.SO MAC1IINK OUN.
have la-en bought ami issued to these light
batteries' and to several artillery companies
of state militia.
Neither the magazine rillo nor the ma
chine gun has ever been thoroughly tested
in actual war, though tho Turks nt I'levnn
had several thousand of the former. The
mitrailleuse which the French used against
the (ic minus was of course a machine gun,
hut its effectiveness was Inconsiderable
compared with that of the weapons of to
day. Some time ago, wlillo on a visit to
Hartford, I went out to the Colts' armory
on the Invitation of Dr. Out ling, the In
veutorof the arm which hears his name
He showed me how rapidly ho could fire the
gun. How fust that wns I can't htglu to
say, but bullet followed bullet ho quickly
that there seemed no appreciable space be
tween the discharges. He placed a three
inch plank of oak against the target and
begun firing at it, moving the gun so that
each bullet struck just next to where the
preceding one had entered. The board,
some twelve inches wide, was cut cleanly
neross, just as though a etosscut saw had
been drawn through it.
Then to show how accurately the weapon
could bo used the inventor aimed it at a
certain point on tho board. Ho llred sev
eral shots, and when we examined the
target then; was only one little hole just
large enough to admit the first bullet
fired. The doctor, who, by the way, has
the most kindly face I ever looked upon,
smiled sweetly and asked whet her I thought
u regiment could charge a battery of such
guns. "It would kill every mother's son
of th m," he milled. This remark sounded
very grim and bloodthirsty. Hut Dr. (7at
ling counts himself a philanthropist, for
he holds that the more horrible war is
niado the less war there will be.
It Is not necessary In the new order of
things for the America'! government to
make the Mime preparations for equipping
its fotres with small arms and with ma
chine guns as in the case of heavy guns to
Imi mounted in forts and used aboard ships
The plants owned by private concerns In
the United States are now siilllclcntl) large
to enable them 10 supply vast quantities of
material upon short notice. Hut in the
case of heavy guns the republic has not
had until recently plants with facilities for
making these monstrous instruments uf
warfare. Congress hasappioprialed ample
sums for this purpose, and theie are now
A III AM (HAS!' (,t S
building and liaxe alicadv ixc.i built can
li'Hiof hea caliber ami enormous mugo
Nearly all of the big guns nir mounted
upon American fmts are long out of dalo
and useless, except lor Ihiug salutes and
drilling the men In the handling of artll
ler. .Many of the smooth bores hue luul
rilled tubes shrunk into them, and in that
way the range nnd penetrating pnwer hat-
Ixhui Increased Hut even thus Improved
they would lie Inadequate In nw of war.
Not only has there been a great rovuln
Hon In gun making, lnt the explosives
11 seit 11-0 In man) Instances much different
from tfn old fashioned kinds, When tho
war wii over the i'overninent had n vnst
iunutlty of (Niwiler on hand This lasted
for twenty threo years and was used up In
target practice, the Indian wars, llrlug
snlutes etc , wlillo 11 great deal not suited
for military work wns employed by the en
gineers for blasting. The supply some
time ago ran so low that salutes and other
purely ornamental usos of the material
were omitted. It has never been the ens
torn of the government to keep very largo
stocks, and the consumption of the war
time stores was deliberate Instead of ac
cumulating powder, It Is the pulley of the
ordnance department lo gather great
(uantltlesof niter and Issue It to contract
ors when necessary. No private powder
maker could afford to keep 011 hand the
amount of niter likely lobe needed in time
Kxperlmeuts have been and are fondant
ly Itclng made with tho new smokeless
powder, from which so much Is expected
At the Hprlnglleld armory this cxiIosIm
has been tried very fully with small arms,
nnd the results are satisfactory as to I lie
grent velocity produced, but this velocity
and the absence of smoke nro at the ex
iieiiHc of tho pressure on the barrels of
the guns, If it turns out that the smoke
less powder, In ease of rapid firing, bursts
the weaM)iis It is likely to Iki more danger
ous to friends than foes. If the pressure
exerled Is constant, nnd if tho explosive
proves to have the advantages which the
(lermans claim fur it, tho guns could of
course Imi strengthened.
With tho infantry nnd cavalry armed
with magazine guns, the light artillery
supplied with machine guns, the forts do
fended with great cannon which send
missiles accurately from live to ten miles,
nnd all of these using n powder which
makes no smoke to betray the situation of
nu enemy, the whole tactics of war will
luiMi to be changed. Hut In talking with
arm) men I have failed to lltul a single
one who would say that ho wns looking
forward witli any Interest to the practical
test In actual warfare of these recent In
ventlons In the art of killing.
J No. (I11.MKU Si'i:i:i).
GENIAL "MRS. PARTINGTON."
tCT) '. r4M7Pfl
mis' srj 'hi .' ?
Till) Stoiy of Ills l.iri 11 Uuilllltly Told
Among hundreds of similar autographic
treasures that have eoino nt various limes
Into my keeping
is a letter which
was not written
but fiom which I
am i m pel led to
passages. At my
ear nosi souciin- -a
Hon Mr. Shllla- 221
.. . . i'r-r.
bcr, who Hied the , 5JJy
outer nay, in mo
su m me r of I860
jotted iiownsotne r i sim.i..iii:u.
personal tcollcctlous of a life that was
full of events, Concerning my lequest
lie writes: "Like the charity scholar learn
lug the alphabet, I am a litll.) in doubt
whether It will pay to go through no much
to get so little, hut your friendly wish
must not he slighted." Ho then ami thus
"I was Isirn, is tho old family record de
clares, July 12, 1811, In the ancient town of
I'ortsmouth, N. II., and no Is'tter or falter
place could have been selecte 1 for the pur
pose. My schooling was desultory ami Im
perfect until, at half past Ifi years of age,
I became an attachment of the press The
Palladium and Advcrthcr, prlutisl at
Dover, N. II., for which paper I worked
upward of two years. It succumbed to
disastrous fate, nnd my t egrets went with
During the yenrs I8J11 mid I KM Mr. Shll
labor was associated with tho local press of
his native town. He then went to Huston
and finished his trade us a book printer
"In 1KB," hesnys, "I became free, and nil
my energies were devoted tosustnluiiigthe
proud position of a 'jour '
"In Octolwr, I Mr), bleeding at the lung"
caused mo to voyage to Demararu, In HrL
Ish (itiiaua, where I reiualiied until .Jul),
ISW, n subject of William IV at.d or Vic
toria, helping to print the government
(iii.ette. When testorcd to health I sailed
back to Now Kuglmid and got married,
the wisest net of my life. Hook printing
not being remunerative, in 18-10 I associated
myself witli The Hoston Hast, in which of
lice I continued uninterruptedly for ten
j ears. The 'Partington' papers were com
meiieed (In 1817) for my own niuusemeut
Their success in Tho Host led mo to other
efforts, made anonymously.
"In 1830 I found myself (like the young
partridge which hides its head under 11
leaf, thinking Itself unseen) very widely
known. In fact, my name had n celebrity.
There were new duties to perform. I had
a new position to maintain nnd new pow
ers to exercise "
Mr. Sliillaber had contributed to The
Saturday Kveuiug Oa.ette and other lit
ciary periodicals, and in partnership with
Chatles G. Ilalpiue (afterward famous as
"1'rlvato Miles O'Heilly") he started The
Carpet Hag, a gloriously short lived satlrl
cat newspaper. It wns In 18.M that he pul
llshed "Tho Life and Sayings of Mrs, Part
inglon and Others of the Family." The
initial sales of this volume exceeded :U),(KJ 1
copiesl Its author had leturned to The Bos
ton Post In 18.VI, and for three years did
local reporting for that daily. In IW; Col
William W. t'lapp offered him the associate
editorship of The Saturday Kveuiug tin
wtte, which Mr. Shlllnber accepted, nnd
another genial comradeship of ten jears
ensued. When, in INK), Col. Clapp sold
Tho Gazette Mr. Shillaber's regular active
connection with the press terminated
However, up to the time of his death he
did his full share of literary work for man)
noted join mils IIi.niiv C'i.ay Ll'M.nh
How Hid Money Ciimes In,
"The worst money we get," said a treas
ury olllclal at Viuhltton rurcntl),"coini
from the west and uoithwest. when
the people hnve little use for pocket
Isioks, but ram their current- into
their pockets regardless of the con se
quences. Our best mono -that t he least
damaged - comes from New Limlnlid,
where the people seem tube orderly and
(areful. Wo get mure muney for redemp
Hon in good times than In bad, and mon
In midwinter and midsummer than in tin
spiiiigand fall. These facts ate attribu
table to the greater use the people have for
curieiu) In the seasons of the ) ear which
are nn t miive iinninen Inllv Forty pi r
cent "I the money mines in from New
V01 k 1 it v banks and 7.1 or ''O per cent, of it
ionics i 1 ..in the banks of lli eight sub
trensiir) It ii". of llostou, New Vork Phlla
ilelphla, Uihago, St. Louis, Cincinnati,
New Orleans and San Fianclseo. On Mon
da.vs we get the worst money of tho week,
for it is 011 'hat day that we chielly hear
fiom the remote country banks, which
haven habit of holding to their currency
till it is in pictt) had shape."
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