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PLATTSMOUTIL WEEk-Jk. i ti imlHSUAY, AUGUST 20, 1888.
M1STAKE8 THAT ARE REPEATED
FOR MANY GENERATIONS.
Kiooho Manner in IVhlrh Trrni Are A p
plled What I u Gopher? The rrairie
Dog Fiction II uk anil Worm The
'JTore Flair Snake" Syoamorr.
A volume could be written on popular
errors on wientifio subjects. So few poop It
observe for themselves, aud bo many accept
what they hear from others, or what they
read, that it is a wonder there are not more
errors fixed in tho popular mind on such sub
jects. One hardly knows where to begin on
tho list, but attention is flrbt coiled to the
loose manner in which terms, especially
names, uro applied. Tuke the common
gopher as an example. Tho true gopher is of
a gray color, and is about tho size of a largo
rat. lie has largo touches on each sido of
Lis mouth in which ho carries dirt when
making his burrows in the ground. Ilia front
tooth stand out tho most prominently in any
of tho greut family of gnawers rodentia.
His tall is short and looks very much like
that of a rat. In some parts of tho country
a gray ground squirrel is called a gopher.
In other parts a striped squirrel or prairie
chipmunk is called by that name, while in
Kansas, Nebraska and many parts of the
west, a small marmot, which is closely allied
to tho prairie dog, is called a gopher. These
marmots aro quito common iu the country
around this city. In most parts of the south
west a skunk is called u jiolecat and a polecat
is called a mink for tho western so called
mink is nothing but a polecat. It took 2C0
years for tho popular belief to bo given up
that beavers uso their tails for trowels. In
Bomo places yet school readers can bo found
that teach such nonsense.
THE I'RAIIIIE DOO FICTION'.
Another popular llction is that if one shoots
a prairio dog his mates will rush out and
carry him into one of their dens beforo it is
possible to get possession of him. It is- true
that such things have actually occurred.
Hats havo been known to io the same thing,
Imfc tho instances aro rare. Usually a coun
try thr.t is inhabited by prairie dogs, or more
properly by prairio marmots, has a dry, thin
atmosphere. This condition deceives the
hunter and causes him to shoot so far at the
little creatures that iu tho larger number of
cases ho misses entirely. In tho second place,
these animals never stop when danger is near
until they are at the mouth of a hole. Then
they will stop and sit upon their haunches in
such a manner that if they are shot they ore
nearly sure to fall inside tho hole. Tbo
prairie marmots, mentioned above, that one
sees in tho country around this city, have tho
same habit that of stopping at the mouth of
their holes and sitting upon their haunches
to look around. Another error is the calling
of nearly every insect a bug. Potato beetles
Juno beetles, May beetles, etc., are all called
bugs, when they aro beetles. The bed bug
and the chinch bug are true bugs, but nearly
everything else usually called by that name
belongs to the great family of beetles. A
beetle opens bis mouth sidewise, whilo the bug
ipeus his perpendicularly as we open ours.
Worms are all regarded as worms whether
they are true worms or not. Anglo or fish
worms aro true types of worms. Host other
wcrnis that ono sees are tho larvaj of insects,
and will become imagos or perfect insects in
time. The common "grub worm" becomes a
May beetle. Tho large white "grub worms"
that nave a bluish list down their backs be
come "I'imble bugs," the true scavenger
beetles. People often speak of "eight legged
insects" or "ten legged insects," unmindful
of the fact that an insect Las six legs, and no
jnore or no less. Spiders, then, having eight
legs are not insects. We speak of the time
when tho "grasshoppers destroyed the crops,"
when wo mean that the locusts destroyed the
crops, and tho insects we usually call locusts
are the seventeen year cicada?.
THE "HORSE HAIR S.VAKE."
The "horso 'jair snake" is another common
source of error. Tho creature that is usually
called by that name originates and has a life
history as follows: A small flesh colored niite
is in water. It changes to a purplish lead
color and comes to the top of tho water,
where it sports for a time, and when looking
across water of a still evening, especially if
looking towards the setting sun, ono can see
masses of theso tiny creatures that look like
smoke on the water. Whn they reach this
etage of development they leave the water
and get out on tho leaves and grass. Here,
as opportunity offers, they attach themselves
to tho feet of larje insects, especially of
grasshoppers, katydids, etc The legs of
these insects being hollow, they cxawi up
them, where they grow till they fill the legs
and sometimes the cavities of the bodies of
these largo insects. This accounts for the
fat, clumsy condition of many of these in
sects. After a rain, in which tho insects
drown, the full fledged "horso hair snakes"
come forth to delight the small boy and to
interest the student of nature, after which
they lay eggs iu the water, if it does not dry
up too 6O0u, and curl around them for a
time, and about the time the eggs hatch into
the little fiesh colored mites first described
the "snakes" die. It is not claimed that this
is the history of all "horso hair snakes," but
it is the true history of all that I know any
Another error in the application of names
is noticeable in the vegetable world. This is
to the so called sycamore. The true syca
more acer pst'jdo platantus grows only in
England, or, at most, the British Isles. Our
tree platantus occidentalis should be called
buttonwood. Tho true sycamore is as
worthless as buckeye or horse chestnut.
Another error is held regarding the Virginia
creeper ampelopsis cinque folium that
grows so abundantly along our fences and in
ur forests. It is a beautiful plant and per
fectly harmless. It can bo trained over stone
or brick walls, over windows, doors, lattices
or arbors, so as to give a mcst pleasing effect ;
but most people think it is poisonous. They
mistake it for tho poison ivy rhus toxico
dendron which also grows abundantly
throughout the country. The beautiful Vir
ginia creeper, or American ivy, grows plen
tifully along the Missouri river bluffs and
along old fence rows on tho uplands. The
Virginia creeper has five leaflets on each leaf
Btalk, whilo the poison ivy has three leaflets.
.The creeper is a dark, rich green, and in au
tumn changes to a vivid russet. The poison
ivy is of a lighter green color, but changes
to a maroon or magent i in autumn. It also
lias many more lateral tendrils than the
creeper has, and consequently sticks closer to
whatever it grows upon, Edwin Walters in
Bt. Louis Republic.
A Very Remarkable Story.
I. This remarkable tale comes from France
iend do affidavit goes with it: In the forest of
Esterel a man and a woman were at work
iwhile their infant child, aged 6. months, lay
in a cradle in front of their cottage within
fclgbt. Suddenly an enormous eagle swooped
idown, seized the babe and flew off. Thefa
kher rushed into the hut, picked up his gun,
End returning, fired at the bird, which
dropped to the earth d ad, while the father,
bolding out his hands, caught the infant as
St fell and returned it to the cradlo without
' scratch. Kew York dun, x , . ---
EFFECTS OF CITY LIFE.
XacIc of Arm and Shoulder Kiercla In
cetaaut Nole Shock.
An English physician of distinction, Dr.
Walter 1$. 1'latt, contributes to Tho Popular
Science Monthly a suggestive paiier on cer
tain "Injurious Influences of City Life." He
confines his observations to these points: (1)
The disuse of the arms for any considerable
muscular exertion by the great majority of
men and women. (2) The incessant noise of
a large city. (J) Jarring of the brain and
spinal cord by continual treading upon pave
ments. Tho effect of these Influences, according to
Dr. Piatt, is to undermine the stability of
the nervous system and to impair the circu
lation and general nutrition. These effects
accumulate with each successive generation
of city dwellers, and it is asserted thut there
aro very few families now living in London
who, with their predecessors, have resided
there continuously for threo generations.
In regard to the lack of arm and shoulder
exercise, the doctor points out that it has an
important liearing on tho general health of
both men and women, since it increases tho
capacity of the chest and thereby the surface
of tho lung tissue, so essential to the proper
purification of the blood. In the city the
mass of people can only get this benefit
through gymnasium work, or some form of
homo exercise, like pulling weights, dumb
bells or Indian clubs. The writer insists
upon arm exercise as necessary to a perfect
physical condition and to tho prevention of
nervous irritability and consequent mental
Tho injurious effect of incessant noiso as
an irritant to tho nerve centers has been
demonstrated by experiment, us well as con
firmed by observation. A large share of this
noise in tho residential portions of cities is
unnecessary, and should be stopped. "The
loud ringing of church bells at all hours of
tho day and night, in this age, when every
cno knows the hour of service, hardly recom
mends the religion of goodwill to men," says
the doctor. Streets of residences should be
paved with asphalt; underground roads
should supplant elevated structures, and all
unnecessary noises of street trade and vend
ing should be forbidden.
To prevent the shock to the brain and
spinal cord caused by tho jar of walking on
brick or stone the doctor suggests an elastic
rubber boot heel. In this country very little
heed is paid to the nerves of the people; they
are lucky to escape with their lives from tho
many perils. But anything that tends to
mako city life more agreeable tnd beautiful
ought certainly to be encouraged. New
The Writer As He Writes.
When you just bogiu to bo an author the
sight of the blank sheet of paper gives you
an appetite instead of depriving you cf it.
You long to be at work and cover it with ink
marks. A new writer not only enjoys writ
ing, but rewriting also ; I have known authors
who will copy out a piece, over and over
again, until the pago appears without an
erasir-o. That is not a bad thing by way of
practice, and would no doubt be advocated
by tho printers. But it is not likely to be
kept up more than two or three years. After
that the writer knows what ho is going to
write before he writes it; he has learned tbo
art of j utting the contents of his mind di
rectly on the paper ; besides, he has not the
time to make copper plate reproductions of
his work. He is more apt to put it off to tho
last practicable moment, and then to do it as
rapidly as he can. And by and by it will bo
irksomo to him to do it at all; and he will
wish that fortune would present him with a
year's vacation, during which he could lie on
his back and do nothing.
'There is a period in the writing of every
book when it seems impossible it should ever
be finished. What has gone before seems bad,
and what is to come is either a blank, or it
promises to be worse than the beginning. An
apathy, a paralysis, settles upon the worker;
he wishas he had taken up butchering or
liquor selling for a living. Every day that
ho postpones the completion of his task it ap
pears more hopeless; his mind is gloomy, his
conscience oppressed; he haunts his study,
bub effects no more than a ghost might; he
draws pictures on scraps of paper, reads
books iliac do not interest him, or even plans
out work that can only be executed at somo
indefinite future opportunity; at last his
final moment of grace expires, and he sits
down in desperation and plunges his pen into
the inkstand. Tho work goes on, and theu
hs wonders how he could have imagined any
difficulty. The word "Finis" is written, and
he experiences an uplifting of the spirit.
Thackeray, according to all accounts, was
subject to distressful periods of this kind;
but he declares, in one of his essays, that
after dishing a given book it was his custom
always to begin another before going to bed
in the mood of reactionary lightheadedness
following upon his depression. Julian Haw
thorne iu America.
Driving Oat the Cattlemen.
Immigration is coming with a resistless
tido. Ex-Governor Routt, one of the great
cattlo owners of the west, when speaking of
how t;:o ranges were being so rapidly set
tied, recently said: "The cow must give way
to NaiK-y and the baby." The first indica
tion of the coming of this great tide of im
migration was manifested by cattlemen put
ting up wire fences and inclosing vast areas
of land. This sufficed for a time, but immi
gration still continued, and then after much
litigation the courts said: "Take down your
wire fences." As the cattlemen occupied
these great ranges for a quarter of a century
before it was ever thought possible for them
to have any valuo for agricultural purposes,
it is not strange that they should have mad-j
the determined fight they have. The plow
share now glistens in the old "American
Desert"' and tho old cattle trails are being
turned into farms. The east can hardly
realize the wonderful changes that are tak
ing plnco. Within twenty-five years the
buffalo, which used to roam these plains by
the tons of thousands, are almost extinct.
The great herds of the cattle kings took the
place of the bison, but now the cattle ranges
aro being turned into farms.
What will be the result? The general im
pression is that there will be more cattle, but
with more owners. The public domain will
soon all bo taken, which will necessitate the
dividing and subdividing of the great herds.
The result will come about in a natural way
and without loss, but rather with profit. As
tho grns-ing area becomes more circumscribed
the greater the necessity for winter feeding
and tho production of some kind of feed that
will mora readily prepare stock for the
marked Such feed consists of alfalfa,
sorghum hay, Johnson and other varieties of
farm grasses, oil cake, roots, etc., while in
parts of western and southern Texas prickly
pear (a species of cacti) is being largely used
with cotton seed, meal or oil cake, with
which it is claimed cattle may be easily fat
tened. The beef from animals thus fed is
said to bo of a most excellent quality and
flavor. Denver Cor. Globe-Democrat.
The principal foreign missionary societies
of the United States send In tho aggregate
$3,50C,'2.io annually for the spread of the Gos
pel iu heathen lands. Great Britain through
her various societies expends on missionaries
THE FISHERMAN'S SIGNS.
IS AT ALL
DENIES THAT HE
Hut He Relieves That a Wet Sunday Al
ways follow a Wet Friday Rati Luck
To Break a Looking GlaM Other Mys
terieit. "Next Sunday will be wet"
"How can you tell?"
"Wet Friday, wet Sunday, replied an old
fisherman who was smoking a well colored
meerschaum pipe and discussing a cup of
strong, black coffee in an eating saloon. He
was a typical fisherman. He had large,
clear blue eyes, a bushy head of hair, and a
hand as hard as a inarlinspike. lie stoutly
denied that sailors were superstitious, and
maintained that their reasonings were
founded on fact and not fiction. No book
for him. In spite of his denial, however, fish
ermen are probably the most superstitious
class of jieoplo on earth.
"Just tell me something about a fisherman's
life and his superstition," asked the rejiorter
of the veteran.
"Fishermen don't have any superstitions,
sir, and if they havo they are far below those
that you laud lubbers aro a prey to."
"You just now mentioned one; 4 wet Friday,
wet Sunday.' "
"That's no superstition; that's a fact and
ono you can't alter. I'vo grown old in the
business, and as long as I can remember I've
uover seen a wet Friday that was not fol
lowed by a wet Sunday."
AN CNLUCKY DAY.
"Don't you think it superstitions not to go
fishing on Friday? Why should you select
that as being an unlucky day?"
"No, I don't. Just so long as fish have
lived in the water and men have taken them
out. Friday has been an unlucky day for
our trade. You just try it and you'll find
that I'm right."
"Why is it that you never allow whistling
on board a fishing boat?"
"Becauso, me boy, it's calling on old Nick
to make his appearance, aud ho always brings
wind with him."
"Fishermen don't like to begin any under
taking on Monday. What's the reason of
"I told you a minute ego tkat it was not a
superstition. The meaning of it is bad Moiv
day, bad week."
"Now, if one of your shipmates should
smash a looking glass on board ship you give
up all hope of getting a good haul."
"Yes, sir; I never saw it fail yet, and I
have seen a good many broken in my time,
and just as sure as it occurred a gale came on
and blew great guns, and we were compelled
to run for shelter. If that failed, then we
saught no fish. I've known men that had to
50 out of the business because they were
ilways smashing things, and no one would
sail with them. I dare say you would laugh
at me if I told you that I got a good drubbing
from a skipper under whom I once sailed be
cause I shoved tho dory off from tho side of
the ship with her head ointing to the sun."
"What did that signify?"
"It means simply defying the elements,
and whenever you do that take my word
that nothing good comes from it."
'How is it that you are so certain of your
SIGNS OF THE HEAVENS.
"Oh, that is simple. Year in and year out
we study tho signs of tho heavens, which aro
very accurate. Certain stars, bright or
dull, mean certain things. The wind from
a given certain quarter in a certain month
is almost sure to bring stormy, fair, dry or
wet weather, as the case may be. The moon
gives us a good deal of information; if sho fs
on her back, then lookout for a storm; if
her horns are well pointed then you may ex
pect cool or cold weather, according to the
season of tho year. If there is a large, hazy
circle around the moon, then you may look
out for a good rain storm or a steady rain
falL Then the big and little bears give us
some useful knowledge, according to the dif
ferent positions they assume."
"When going on a fishing trip I mean, of
course, deep sea fishing how is it that you
can tell exactly where to set your net or cast
''That's as easy as smoking your pipe. You
see, a rock or a bank is situated exactly by
tho compass in a certain bearing 0 locality.
Well, we can tell just as well without a com
pass, and it is very simple. Suppose the
fishing ground is ten, twenty or thirty miles
from the land. We sail in the direction of
it uutil wo get two headlands in one, as it
were. Then we can tell to a dot how far we
ore out, and consequently we know where
the fishing bank is, but we sail on until one
of the headlands or baijks is visible; that
gives us so many miles, just as exactly as if
you measured it with a tape, so that we know
where we are. A high church steeple, a
lighthouse or a land bluff all tend to. show the
accustomed eye of a fisherman where he is."
Then it isn't true that you can tell by tho
4 'In some cases we can, but as a general
rule our land bearings aro the niost reliable,"
"There is no emergency that would compel
a fisherman to make any repairs on Sunday,
either in tbo sail department, rigging or hull
of the vessel."
"Experience has taught us that Sundays
must be kept. If you drive a nail in the
piece of the wood of 3-our vessel on Sunday
look out, for that is what we call nailing the
trip. Should you mend your sails, the first
wind rips them again, and if you fix or mend
your rigging it will come down about your
head or ears the moment you go out. I have
myself had needles break in my hand when I
attempted to sew on Sunday. That was when
I was a youngster, and thought it would be a
big thing to defy the rules," Lewiston
Burning Bricks iu a Kiln,
Burning bricks in a kiln seems to be a very
easy matter, but if one looks into the busi
ness he will find that such an impression is
entirely incorrect. I have been at the busi
ness twenty-five years, and I believe that I
am in a position to speak intelligently on the
subject. When the bricks leave the press
they are taken to the kilns and piled in such
a manner as to permit the heat to reach every
brick. Of course, the layers near the fires
are always burned harder than those on top,
and it is the amount of heat that regulates
tho grades. The bricks that get the most
heat are 6trictly hard; further up you will
find the medium, and on the top of the kilns
we get the salmon, the softest grade, used for
filling up between the walls. When the fires
are started the greatest care must be exer
cised, and If the burner who has charge of
tho kiln don't understand his business, ho
may ruin the bricks. Too much heat will
bring about such a result just the same as an
insufficient amount. The stock brick, which
are formed in finer molds, are burned In
different kilns from the other grades, and, as
they are very hard, you can see that they
must be subjected to an intense heat. Brick
Burner in Globe-Democrat
James Whitcomb Riley complains that
tome conscienceless scribes are palming off
cheap imitations of his poetry, with his name
attached, upon certain gullible editors.
CONVERSATION WITH "JOHN CHI
NAMAN" AS TO THE BUSINESS.
A Woman' Opinion on Hand Work and
Steam Work Heat of the Drying Room.
Visit to a Steam Laundry Mac hi 110
Chancing ono day to 13 passing a Chinese
laundry which had the name James L. Yu on
the door, the thought suggested itself to the
scribe to step in and see how tho laundry
business is carried on.
"Hello," 6oid the reporter, "how is busi
ness?" "Oh, business no good, reople all gone to
country; no make much now."
"Will you tell mo how much you average
of a week and how much you pay your assist
ant?" "Make about $15 a week in winter, some
times $'JO or (25. Pay him (his assistant) $10
a week. Then have to pay $20 a month for
house, and coal and wood, light and rice,
vegetables andmeat cost."
"Will you let me see the back room?'
"Yes, I let you see, but no stay long here
now; want you go homo."
Tho reporter startad back into tho kitchen,
which was to hot that nobody but a China
man could stand it any longer than five min
utes. Thero was nothing in it but n few
pans, a rac k, a table, two chairs and a redhot
stove. Between the store and the kitchen, in
a sort of passageway, were two bunks, very
much on tho plan of stateroom berths, one
over tho other.
Chinamen, generally speaking, live on rice
and vegetables very little meat. They eat
tho rice with chop sticks, and when eating
they never sit on a chair properly, but place
their feet on the chair and assume a sort of
doubled up position. In writing they uso a
long reed with camel's hair stuck in ono end
in tho shape of a brush. This instrument is
called a "bid."
"Do you go to Sunday school?" asked the
"Yes, I go to Methodist Sunday school in
Atlantic street. No burn 'Joss' stick no
more, no worship him no more. Now you
go home?" said ho suddenly.
Walking up Fulton street the reporter
came to a laundry kept by a native. Would
sho give any information?
"Oh, certainly; with pleasure."
"Will you tell me how long you have been
in thi3 business, and if it pays'?"
"Well, I've been in it about three or four
years now. As to its paying, I think it does.
I manage to mako a good living out of it, be
side giving employment to eight women, not
counting two girls who stand behind the
counter to do up tho clothes and wait on the
customers. And it is all hand work, too."
"Do you not find it very warm in the sum
mer?" "Oh, yes, it is warm all the time, winter
and summer, in the drying room ;" here she
showed a small room in the back of the store
and opening tho door, said: "This is the dry
ing room. As you can see we have a stove
red hot all the time, and this room is lined
with sheet iron, so that there is no danger
from it and all the heat remains within."
"Do you think this business is injurious to
"Not a bit of it. It would be probable if
wo had to be over that hot stove all day, but
you seo I havo another stove going down in
tho kitchen, and that is whero the irons aro
heated. Of course, it is hot, but not nearly
so hot as the drying room."
''What do you think of the steam laun
dries?" "I don't think much of them, to tell the
truth. I suppose it lightens the labor a good
deal to havo rollers to iron with by steam,
but then you'll find that the collars and cuffs
and other things will eventually be worn out
beforo their time by that system."
"What do you think of the Chinese?"
"The Chinese, is it? Well I never look at a
Chinaman but what ho puts me in mind of a
dried up monkey. But as for them washing
and ironing any Christian's garments, I tell
you if I never had anything washed I
wouldn't get a Chinaman to do it Fudge, I
can't bear them."
The next visit was to a steam laundry.
"Do you employ many hands?"
"Well, between twenty and thirty, I think.
And I would not be surprised but what next
winter we will have to employ more, as th3
kind of work is constantly increasing.
People don't care to have their white- goods
done at homo. Whether it is because they
are not done up nice enough for them, I don't
know, but in nine cases cut of ten you will
find that all the white goods find their way
to tho different laundries in the city."
" What do you mean by white goods''
":ph, collars, cuffs, shirts, ladies' collars,
skirts, etc. Of course, we do more of a busi
ness in men's collars, culls and shirts than
"In your opinion, does it injure clothes
any, this steam workP'
"Why, bless your heart, no? How could
it Sonio people have an idea that wfe merely
souse the things once or twice in the water,
starch and dry them and then put them
through the ironing rollers. But we don't
do anything of the sort The clothes in this
lanndry are thoroughly and carefully washed,
and as carefully finished off before they
leave our hands,'1
"How many drying rooms have you?"
" Wo have only one drying room, but it
contains no less than five medium sized
stoves, and it extends nearly the full length
of the cellar. Do you know I think we have
the best drying room in the city? Why if yea
put a new shirt in there, in five minuter after
you put it in you can take it out bone dry."
"How does hand work compave with this
"Well, I don't preten.J to know half as
much as some people, but my opinion is that
when a machine can lighten the labor, why I
say uso tho machine by all means, no mat
ter what the motive power. As for hand
work, well it's all well enough in its way, but
let thoso who like it do it Steam work is
the thing; why, whilo a woman at the old
hand work system is finishing one collar we
can finish two every tinus; of course skirts
have ta be done by hand."
'Do you know if the other steam laundries
take in skirts?"
"Well as to that I couldn't say. There is
not much in them, in fact there's more bother
than their worth, but then you know if a
lady saj'S she want3 a thing done it has got to
be done, and that's an end of it"
"Can you tell me about how much you
average a day or week?"
"Well I would not like to tell that, but you
can see for yourself that if this laundry em
ploys about twenty people all summer round,
and ten or fifteen more in the winter, with
the fact that business is constantly improv
ing, why then of course, we do take in a little
money." "F. C." in Brooklyn Eagle.
Eotli End II an gry.
Two littlo boys were at the circus, looking
at the elephant
After the elder boy had given tho animal
several peanuts, the little fellow cried out:
"Oh, Pa, can't 1 give his other tail some
peanuts, too?" The Epoch.
Drunkennewsor th Lluuor Habit PoH
lively Cured y Adminilriny
Dr. Haineu' Golden
It can 1) given in 11 cup of coffee or
tea without tin- knowledge of the person
taking it; is absolutely harmless and will
effect a permanent and speedy cure,
whether the patient is :i moderate drink
er or an ulcoholie. wreck. Thousands of
drunkards have been made temperate
men who have taken Ooldcii Specific in
their coffee without their knowledge.and
to-day believe they quit drinking of tlnir
own free will. IT NEVKK FAILS. The
system once impregnated with tin; Speci
fic it becomes an utter impossibility for
the liquor appetite to exist. For full
particulars, address GOLDEN SPECIFIC
CO., lo Race St., Cincinnati, O. 0:1-1 V
While Mr. Thunnaii was delivering
a speech from a car plalfom the other day,
the conductor felt a tired sensation creep
ing over him and started the train, right
when the Old Roman was getting beau
tifully eloquent over the unfortunate la
boring man who swings a taxed pick axe
all day in order to earn enough money to
cat a taxed supper and sleep in a taxed
bed. Some of the grand old statesmen
have a roe key road to travel, and no
mistake. Li ncol u J ourn al,
The modes of death's approach are va
rious, and statistics show conclusively
that more persons die from disease of the
hroat and lungs thaw any other. It is
probable that everyone, without excep
tion, receives vast numbers of Tubercle
Germs in'o the system and where these
germs fall upon suitable soil they start
into life and develop, at first slowly and
is shown l3 a slight tickling sensation in
the throat aud if allowed to continue their
ravages they extend to the lungs produc
ing Consumption and to the head, caus
ing Catarrh. Now all this is dangerous
and if allowed to continue will in time
cause death. At the onset you must act
with promptness; allowing a cold to go
without attention is dangerous and may
loose you your life. As soon ns you feel
that something is wrong with your throat,
lungs or nostrils, obtain a bottle of 1'os
shee's German Srup. It will giye you
We have 150 native feeding steers for
sale for cash, or on time, with approved
security. Skyuoi.ijt & IIoi.mks.
Enquire of C. M. Holmes, Checkered burn,
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, I
Lucas county, ss. ' (
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is
the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing business in the city
Toledo, County and state aforesaid, and
that said firm will pay the sum of ONE
HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and
eyery case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of IIai.is Catakimi
Cuke. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this fith day of December,
a! d. 'sg. a. w. gleaso:--
(Seal) Notary TuMic.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is tuken internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucus surfaces of the system. Send for
testimonials, free. F. Z. Ciienky & Co.,
5SoUl by Druggists, 75 cents.
Mr. W. II. Morgan, merchant, Lake
City, Fla., was taken with a severe Cold,
attended with a distressing Cough and
running into consumption in its first
stages. He tried many socalled popular
cough remedies and steadily grew worse.
Waa reduced in flesh, had difficulty in
breathing and was unable to sleep. "Fin
ally tried Dr. Kiug's New Discovery for
Consumption and found immediate relief,
and after using about a half dozen bot
tles found himself well and has had no
return of the disease. No other remedy
can show so grand a record of cures, as
Dr. King's New Discovery for Consump
tion Guaranteed to do just what is claim
ed for it. Trial bottle free at F. G.
Fricke & Co's Drug Store. 4
A thorough bred, Polled Angus bull
calf, enquire of Judge W. II. Newel or C.
tf Wm. Gilmolu.
There is not one thing that puts a man
or woman at such disadvantage before
the w rid as a vitiated state of the blood
Your ambition is gone.
Your courage has failed.
Your vitality has left you.
Your languid step and listjess ac
tion? show that you need a powerful in
vigorator, one bottle of Begjjs' Rlood
Purifier and Blood Maker will put new
life in a worn out system, and if it does
not it will cost you nothing. O. P. Smith
& Co., Druggists.
Base ball catchers are muzzled but dogs
are- not. This is a discrimination in fa
vor of dogs which should not bo tolerated.
Itch. Prairie Mange, and Scratches of
every kind cured in 30 minutes by Wool
ford's Sanitary Lotion. A pure cure and
perfectly harmless. Warranted by F G
Fricke & Co. druggist, Plattsinouth
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
When Baby was sick, -are gave her Castoria.
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When Bhe became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria
OH! MY HEAD.
The pain from Neuralgia find ltn
companion disease, Kheuniatinin is
fxeriiciuting. Thousands who could
e quickly cured are needlessly Mjf-foring-
Ath-lo-plio-ros will do for
other what it did for the following
Williamx.rt. ln . Oct. 8
flaring Imn aillicl'1 nli iioiirnlKla fur
Uin pant fouryur.ra. and tryinu almimt i.vr'
thiiiK lut tn ain. I liually hivinl of Atlilu
i.lior.. After takiiiK ohm 1h.mI I f.iuinl tt
to U hu'jmiK mu. ami aftr UJiiie f.mr tx.t.
tin of Alhlophoroaaau one of I'llK I finI
tbat I wa entirely wi'll. 1 tllllik tUt uieill-
cine 1 ixjuitively a mim "
Cikuni'ki B. UrnnirK.
Mt Carml. III.. Ic 3. Ix7.
I h nmxi Atlilopli'Toa "','"' ,IU''" n,,
find it to lw tlie ifreateat mmlnmi" for nu
ralxia in eiuittinuH. and liavirm hod Itijlaimn
fanUtiind nixn me for I tio pout IHlynara I know
wliurrof I Biwnk. Mub. Jui.ia l uilton.
4 J-Send tiectiU for th U-autlful colored 1c
turo. " Moorish Maiden."
THE A THL0PH0R0S CO. 11? Wall St. N. Y.
Thoroushly clemiHo the Mood, which Is the
fountain of fieallli, by unii)": lr. Pierce's Gold
en Medical Discovery, and Rood digestion, a
fuir skin, tmoynnt spirits, find bodily health
and viKor will be cuiuMi lied.
Golden Medical Dincoverv cures all humors,
from tho common idniplu, biotcli. or eruption,
to tho worst Scrofula, or Mood-poison, l'.s-
eeially has It proven lt cmcacy m curmW
uf rl.niiin r Tetter. Ke.elilH. I'.rVBipelas.
Viivnr ai ires. Hin-loint Disease. Scrofulous
Sores and Kwclliii", Enlarged tilandH, Goi
tre or Thick Keek, and Eatlnif tores or
Golden Medical Discovery cures Connump
tion (which is Scrofula of the LunRS), by its
wonderful blood - purifying. invitroriitifKr.
nud nutritive properties, if tnken In timii.
For Wenk I-uiirh. Sittin- of illood. Short
ness of Ilreath, ( utRirti in tho Head. Bron
chitis. Severe Coughs, Asthma, and kindred
nlTectionfl, it is a sovereign remedy. Jt
promptly cures tho severest Coughs.
For Torpid blvcr, Uillousneps. or "Liver
Complaint," DyBpepfia, and indigestion, it Is
an unequaled remedy. Sold by druggists,
l'rico gl.UO, or six bottles for 5.00.
r.ttnfQ Wrun- ah hsf jams r?i
Ecstt'oiitrh Kyrup. Tuhtea tfood. Uso Krl
I.. : LJ..1.1 i. . I fc-VSt
jij 1 1 111 r" ur i uy in r w
I bclievo Piso's Curo
for Consumption rhvoi!
my life. A. II. Doweli,,
Kditor Enquirer, Eden
ton, N. C, April 2.'5, 1887.
Tho best Cough Medi
cine is I'iso's Curb for
tako it without objection.
Uy all druggists'. 25c.
CUHES WHEhE ALL ELSE 1AI1S.
Best Couch fjj-ru p. Taftett pood.
in iimo. miii ny 'iniirt'ii'' .
F'"-;jrV "wanst-a ttIm ix-antlllr the hair.
' f V.1- V . 1 i-iaip 4.- VfMifnF.il i
In valuable for Cougha, Cold.), Inward Pains, ExliauKtioiv
THE OLD RELIABLE.
B. A. WATERMAN k SOH
Wholesale and Ketail Dealer In
1. 1 1-
Shingles, Lath, ,Sah,
Can supply every demand of the trade
Call aud o;et terms. Fourth street
In Hear of Opera IIou.se.
read II;!-; ;u;d then net -
tlipv will fin1 li 1.1.
V. rn'p I oyniPiit tlmt will
1101. mem iroiil Iliejr
iHillic Ulid f.-iuiiiif h. '1 lu
pi on i s ill1- liin.e arm su' j
for cvej y Industrious peison, in:u;y have mr K
and arc now making ceveial hundred do' :j rs
per month, it is easy fcr anyone to ruv.ke .0
and uiitvards per Iay. win is xvih'exr l.r. w.rk
Either sex, young or t.ln ; capital not m-eded -we
st;-rt yen, Ki t hiin new. speeiai
ability required, you, reader, can do it as well
. any one. NS rite to us r.t uw-n lor full par
ticulars which we mail ?re. Andrews Stli oii
& Co., Portland, .Maiir.-.
Sea Woiid'-rs exist in thou
. and of form, but. are S'r
passed by the inarveln of in
vention. Those who are in
need of pro.'itable work that
can lie done while living at
home should at c:n;p send
t!mip !lilitrr.u-' II..1I....I. t
T, ., , ... . .1.. .. ...,..iv.,n UlllrtlirUAI.il..
Portia!!-., Maine, and receive free full informa
tion how either, nex, of all ajjes. ran earn trout
j to ?'. per day and upwards w lierever they
live. 011 are started free : capita! not iiee..jl
h me have macie over ss in one day ai. tfifs
..in ot Will It
hat can lie p erformed all 'ver ttie country
without setiaratinji the woik' r lrom their
homes. Pay liberal ;tnv5ont V. j ... i-
. . - ? 'jm ea'i ii'j in ""in-
ipiiied. cYuftal not needer X'SL rV 'started
f.":e; Cut this out aniref ri; to us and we w bl
si-im jou iree. Homeiiiiner ,..,. inuiortalic
Mini V.I, 1.. ti. , fl...r,.,f Of tTie.ll llllMUl.lli -
which will lrinK '., ' til! V',nAne-S M.t
away than anytft . ? n 'VrH.ld
ouuji iree. Address ' .,.,,.... M...
1 rue v".. ""I- '-'
It. C. WixnnAV,
JOIlX A. PAVII-S", f".
Public. Notary Public.
e over 15an5i cf "a-s County.
H H 1
, has re voiutiQ. li7e,i
rhf! world dunr lie
I I I I w""d-rsor illVpntivo
I W I I progi-ec ' . method
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