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The II. tic M. will open a station at
Hot Springs on July 3 and train
will he run over the new branch on
that date. II. T- Citlhi, foi inei ly of (
Hlue Splines, will be in charge of j
1 . rt
the new station, which is twelve
mdes from tlie main line. I
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A new station, to be called hrs-!
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kmc, hall way between the mam'
' -' i
line and I Ift Springs, will he opened
on the same- date. Kxcursion part
ies liave been arranged for from
numerous points along the Itlark
Mills branch to go to I Irt Spring
'on the Fourth. Moorrroft, the ter
minus of the Merino branch, twenty
miles from the 1
tter, will be opened
The County Fair.
The Cass county fair already
promises to be the best in the his
tory of the county. The premiums
offered are very liberal and en
quiry for premium lists indicates a
wide interest in the coining aricul
turaland stock show. J f you liavn't
seen the premium list write or call
on David Miller in this city for one
and get Komi tiling ready to bring-
The Plattsmouth correspondent
of the Lincoln Journal is respousi
ble for the following:
A neculiar incident occured in
the western part of the city la?
niirht. A cow belonging to a Hohe
mian named Chechal, while prowl
irig around the house, broke
throuirh the roof of the cave or
cellar attached to the house and
floundered around among the edi
bles. It was quite a deep rave ane
the amusing nart ol tne auair was
the necessity of trotting lur iiiuley
shin no a steeii llight of .steps into
the house and thence out through
the front door, which was accom
plished without further damage.
In the supreme court yesterday
the case of Mathias vs. Pitman
Krror from Cass county was au'rmet
Opinion by Chief Justic Cobb.
In a contest of the validity of ;
will, prosecuted in good faith and
on tenable grounds, under section
44, chapter 'JO, compiled staiute, hel
that the costestant may be charged
airainst tlie testators estate
accordinging to the order of the
Iowa Republican Ticket.
' IHWAM C. WHKKbER
G K O K G K V A X 1 1 0 1' T K X
For Supreme Judge
S. W. WKAYKk
For State Superintedent
For Railroad Commissioner. ..
FRANK T. CAJIPHKM,
Iii the matter of the last will and
testament of Geo. A. Jenks, ele
ceased. Proof of execution of will
taken and same admitted to pro
bate. In the matter of the estate of T. S.
Tilford. deceased. Hearing cm
In the matter of the estate of Delia
Tilford, deceased. Hearing on
Jos. Shera the wide-awake Rock
Bluffs merchant is purchasing new
goods in Omaha to-day.
Mrs. I V Chapman of Council
Bluffs is visithig the familv of
Jutlge Chapman to-tlay.
Mrs. Lew Myers of Cedar Creek,
and Mrs. C. Despain of Council
Bluffs are in the city to-day the
quests of Mr. and Mr. V. 11, Pick
ens. The M. P. passenger and freight
depots are both framed and the
roofs are being put on to-day. It
won't be long until the buildings
will be completed.
The Hastings asylum investiga
tion does not show as bad a state
of affairs as we were'led to expect.
But it is bad enough to cause the
governor to remove Dr. Test a -id
Supt. Liverinji'house in the interest
of good government.
Job n Sha fei 's town of I lermosa. in
the Black Iiill. seems tobe in luck.
Right on the heels of the rich silver
discoveries cotr.es one of a fine vein
of lignite coal, just the thinr need
ed to. -Tacit the abundant ores of
thai region so richly enelovved by
One ol I Mai tsaiotilhs
sive raisers of small
formed the editor of I'll!-; HKK'ALO
!sj -berries and
') bu.-hels was
not a 1 : ; .
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thence to th'
i look at hi.
ami dora;v look
Frank Morgan ami James Hail to j
the penitentiary this morning.;
Tlier plead guilty to the charge of ,
l.nr.-larv at the last term of the ,
district court ami were sentenced to!
a term of two years and six months,
in the penitentiary at hard labor.
John Seivers, resitling at 114, North
Seventh .street, report- the advent
Qf ;m eight and a lialf pound boy and
a irl of t)ie H!Jllie wc.joi,t it his
house yesterday. John says if one
,;,,y jH nice, two is nicer.
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I wo of C rof hikenbarry s imbecile
pauper got into a dispute eslerday
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and one of them struck the other
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over the shoulder with a hoe.cutting
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'i ibirk o"iuli 'i limit .1 i fituu 1 k w-
Dr. c ovk was railed aim sewed up
me wotum. l tie weatner was evi
dently too hot for them.
Colonel Col by of Beatrice
A Washington dispatch has tin
following to say of our Colonel
L. W. Colby, assistant
attorney-general in charge of the
iimian uepreuaiion claims. nas
arrived and Assumed the duties of
this department of justice building
adjoi n ing those of the attorney-ge-ri
erai nave ieen returnishea and are
occupied by General Colby and his
assistants in indexing and docket
in the cases which have already
been commenced antl in systeiuizinir
the business. Over 3.X) cases have
already been filed and it is esti
mated that the number of claims
will aregate from la.(KK) to 20,-
General Colby was in consul
tation with Indian Commissioner
Morgan, Senator I'ettirrew of South
Dakota, and others in regard to de
predation matters and is consider
uijjf the best methods to arrive at
a si edy settlement of the claims.,
many of which are nearly a half
century old. The claims that have
been passed upon by the secretary
of the interior will have preference
under the laws and be first adjudica
Fi urn 1 Yi'i.i Daily.
J. II. Becker and wife were Omaha
passengers this morning.
Fretl Overlander came in this
morning from his Kansas home to
spend the Fourth,
Dr. Shipman and daughter Ifattu
went to Sterling. Neb., this morning
to spend the Fourth and vitit old
J.P.Lewis sets up the cigars and
otherwise comports himself in a
J03DIIS manner, all onaccount ot
nine jrin mai arrived ar 111s nouse
a few days ago,
The grandfather of Mrs. Seav,
whose obituaiy notice appear
in todays paper was a Methodist
minister in Kentucky and had the
honor ot perlormmir the marriage
ceremony for the father and mother
of Abraham Lincoln.
Last Sunday the Missouri Pacific
road tiael all available hand.-
111 this vicinity, engaged Kecpin
the floatingtimbers away and haul
ng rock to prevent the railroad
bridge at Louisville from going out
It is said by c lei timers that the
Platte Kiver was the highest it ha
bee'ii for years. The water was lev
el with the wagon bridge. Weeping
David C. Stuait of Liberty pre
cinct died at his late home, four
miles east of Union. Friday, June
20th, at the age of Cli years. He
came to Nebraska 111 ISaO and set
tled on the parcel of ground on
which he dieel, He occupieel it
jeintlr with the Indians elurin
1 part of his first year's residence in
the state. This entitles him to
pioneer honors that but few men
can claim in this county to-day
the high water on r-riday got up
into the engine room of -the eitr
mill: and dissarranged the niachiii-1
ry so that it could not be useel 1111
il Tuestlay. In the meantime water
power was used antl the rolls kept
moving-on time. Ir. Orothe of the
Cascade mills says one end of his
dam went out and the elaniage will
tmount to $1,000. He is run 11 i u g the
mill with steam power until repairs
in be maele. . u . Rej.
The Fiery Foursh.
i o-morrow s 11101 a viil usher in
the aunive-rsary of the nation's
birth, a day sacred to every lover
r his countrv, throughout tins
broael laiul. A day wisely set
apart ter rest and social enjoy
ment, free from the noise of trade
and traffic and busiue-.-s care.-. The
110th birthday will be specially ob
served in this city to-morrow on ac
count of the comple-iiou u the new
railway as well as the usual Fourth j.
of July festiviti'--:. The several -.,-
ganizatioTis in P'a'.ls.iionth are re
tiiested to tii!";i out e
i 'ly and take
part in the pa rath-.
i i ' i wi 1 1 be t i e
rge.-t ever seen in tlie eitv. Yv'i.h
four or ii ve
cornet bands in ike li.u-
of march t h? parade must be a Ion
one o.- it will put look well. The
ark is a oeauti'u! niaee- and no
trouble will he -va: ".-! vi ;
everybotly e-o n foi tabic. The
e-ral ctiiiiiniitees i a charge of
c-elebrat iem have worked like
jans, leaving nothing undone
would tend to make a success of the
great event. The tire boys and band
will meet the Nebraska City lire-
,ncn at the ' 1- tram tomorrov
mornin- ;md vscort them down
town. Nothing but the elements can
prevent a great time.
Interesting School StAtitic.
Number of school buildings in
Number of rooms in schools used
for st udy, UU.
Number of rooms used for reci
tation and not for study, .'1
Number of rooms used for appa
Total number of rooms in city
Number of children in district,
five to twenty-one years of ajr
males, !f'l; females, t)7. Total, 1Mb
Number of children enrolled from
eiht to fourteen years of ajt
males, Ml; females, Total, 73.
Number of pupils in hijh school
department males, "JO; females, 41
Number of pupils in grammar
department males, ' 149; females,
191. Total, 310.
Number of pupils in primary de
partment males, 402; females, 392
Total number of females enrolled,
Total number of males enrolled,
AiimotT ot colored cniidren en
rolled females, 3.
Number of teachers employed, 25,
Number of pupils to each
teacher as per total enrollment. 4.
Number of pupils to each
teacher as per average daily attend
a nee, 30.
Total number of pupils enrolletl
the past term, 1202.
Average daily attendance1 past
inchest enrollment in any one
lowest enrollment in any one
rartlmess first term first month
'0; second month. 43: third month
31; fourth month, 24; fifth month, 17
Tardiness second term sixth
month, 21; seventh month, 9; eighth
month, 14; ninth month, 13; tenth
month, 0. Total, Oil
Total number of tardy pupils for
the year, 2-1 ).
Note the difference between the
first and temh months.
Room having the greatest number
of tardy pupils the first term was
South Park, havinir 49. antl central
building only 19.
Over 20 pupils in the city are not
enumerated for the reason that
they are not in this schoo. district.
County super nteudent inform
us that tlie apportionment for Cass
county amounts to $5,051.10. One-
fourth of this sum isdivideel among
iii.- districts equal'y. the remaining
nee-fourths to be npportioncel
imoiig the children of the count-
J his little aruivof 7.876 will each
e entitled to o.i and 9-10 cents each
This district will el raw for its share
Board of Equilization
Plattsmouth, Nek. June 9, 1891.-
Bonrel of commissioners met as ;
board of eqiuTzatSoii and uj)f)ti re
port of the county clerk as to total
valuation of the county for the year
1S91, the boartl proceeeled to adjust
and equalize the several classes of
property as follows:
The following property was as-
ifffcu uy me commissioners, the
1 11.. . .
same neing omitteel oy the asses
, ... a.
fte bw;; ;-ii-9 Greenwood ru-ee-iru't.-S ."0 81)
S'W '1 se!j t,-U-! " " ;:ii,i u
.n -3 n 4 ,s-io-i Avocii precin.-t 'io
1 sw!' 26-11-1I (iiceliwond Di ecinct, fiSS
L.ni .). fe'4 w x 4-ie-iL'. Avoea jtrec't.. 175 ( 1
st-U lift, s-il-11 Centev precinct SO )
l.';iie A:linnce Association 130 (:
Nf oraxka Telf Dlione Co. Plattsmouth . 2,015 00
,;l;Htte,",".V,,? Pcinct persu'l i,l'2.j ou
I i'laiiAci ijuui-:uc, I'd nun xjijv UU
1 .J;unes fitauder.
Total pro)eity assessed by coin's.
ASSFSSMEJtTS 1 NCR FASH D BY CO.VKS
i-.l lu'rage lot K-32-12-!) in-r?a- d ) ei
The following is the" average val-
le pe-r acre oithe lands m tne sey.
al precincts as found by the as
ssors and the rate percent raiseel
r lowered nv the hoard et eoualr-.i
iion antl value per acre after so
Av. How cliaii.'ed
. . ti 40 raised pf i cent
a-i-wtwooel.. .. ;,i l-;-er
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.i l Creek 7 .il " :i
Kiove Cree-k i " is
:.!in wi)' -il 7 o5 " 5
u!ii r.end t f'7 l'.iised4
eii: VtTater7b7 lower 30
. H0 " 3
so " a
. i; i,." raise-'io
t: ! no e-liaii-.;e
5 7" lai-ed iO
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Mi . l'lf n;i':t.
r- ( :rnve.
uUit'ls. . .
The- following changes were
in the assessment of horses:
l fie'. rioi tire finer
i i i : r i'i cim-t
ve C i ceu Vt ;.ll' t
. , ;t ireciiu t
Ji, j.l;ie Cave precinct.
. -!i.v i'i t-eaict
e- liliii'.s i'i':.'i'iuc
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IJoartl adjourned till 1 e-n ; ; i-o .v.
June 10. P01 The follow!. -ig : .-j-lain'is
on assessments were -ainined
by the board of equa ! :
consuniiiig June 10. 11. 12. 1.1 1". 1- :
lCrnest K. Ellison. lot section
1S-12-1 1. reduced ?14J.
F. U. Gtithman. w-94ft, lots 8 and 0;
anel s'-'Oft, wf ft. lot 10, block 31. re
F. Carruth. el2 lot 1, block 3a, ami
lot 12, bleck 3a. reelucetl $35o.
II. Mackty on property of J. C. Wil-
liamx, fiftfi ward, IMattsmouth, re- I
F. II. Steimker, lots a and'!, block
fiO, IMattsmouth, reduced i'u.
C. Johnson personal property, r
Annie M. O'Rourke, lots I) ;nid 1
block 3, IMattsmouth, red need 10O
Annie M. O'Rourke, lots 10, 11 and
12, block I, Stadelmann's addition to
IMattsmouth, reduced $"0.
G. S. Barry, w':, lot 1, block
Weeping Water, refused.
P.S.Barnes. w2."ft lot 4. block
Weeping Water, reduced $1K.
R. B. Windham, sundry lots in
South Park addition to IMattsmouth
reduced $ I.Ola.
I. M. Craig, lot 4. blocks, Platts-
inouth, reduced .f2a.
Louis Dose, lots 4, a, ( ami 7, block
7, Thompson's addition to IMatts
mouth, reelucetl $70.
se4 21-12-11 Louisville pre
cinct, reduced $2."0.
hmina Walker, lots 4, a and ,
block 41, Plattsmouth, reduced $109
1. Louey, lots u and 1, i-iejck a,
Thompson's addition to Piatt
mouth, reduced $35.
C. Coffey, lots 1, 2, 3 and n' , block
7, Thompson's addition to IMatts
mouth, reduced $35.
A. Beeson, lot 1 w'o see-tion 12 12-13,
Anelrew Nitka, lots 5, (i, 7, 8 and 9,
block 10, Thompson's addition to
Andrew Nitka, lots 14. 15 and 10,
block 10, Thompson's addition to
IMattsmouth Investment Co., lots
11 and 12, block 27, IMattsmouth. re
IMattsmouth Investment Co., s1
11 and 13, block 3i, Plattsmouth,
M. K. D. I loufeworth, lets 1 ami 2,
block 3, IMattsmouth, reduceel $50.
D. S. Draper, personal pioperty
omitteel by assessor, $100.
W. II. Winn, lots 1 and 2, block 20.
B. Sieboll, lots 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13;
12 and 13 refuseel.
J. W. McCrosky, blocks 21 and 22,
Vallery Place, reduced $115.
F. K. White, lot 11, block 29. Platts
mouth, reduced $,300.
Alex Clifton, lots 4, 5 and 0, bleck
20, Duke's addition, reeluced $50.
J. R. Wilson (deceased) lc t 1 in
nwii nr-i 21-12-13, reduced $50.
Joe Rys, kits 5, Oand pt 7, block 30-
Duke xis addition, refused.
F. L. .Murphy, lot 12' block 101. re
K. L. Siggins. lots 11 and 12. block
43. IMattsmouth, reduced
K. IMoegei , lots 33 to 40, Wise addi
tion, Plattsmouth, reduced $130.
Hannah Young, lots 1, 2, 3 and )
lock J'i7, Plattsmoulh. redueed
W. B. Shryock, lot 1 !, I. ui
Neb., reduced $50.
W. B. Shryock. lots 1 and 2. bloek
, hite s addition to I'lattsmouth.
W. B. Shryock. ':. . :, 2. 3. t. 5 and
0, block Plattsmouth. reduced .-r).
F. A. Smith, lot 12, block 55, Platts
Henrietta Twiss, lot 11, block V,
Plattsmouth, reduced $100.
A. G. Halt, lots 10 and 11. block '
IMattsmouth, reduced $150.
Personal property of Omaha
Southern R. R. Co. reeluced $9,7").
D. K. Barr. lots 3 and 4. block 21,
Young & Hayes' addition to Platts
J. W. Johnson. slo lots 1 ami 2.
bio.- 2i, Plaltsniouth reduced :'"!" i.
J. W. Johnson, lot 9, block IS.
Plattsmouth. reduced $100.
F. C. McCVMand. lots 3. 1. 5 and 0,
block 39, refuseel.
Geo. K. Dover.
block 30. South
2. block 37. South
Park addition to
Park ad 'i'-'on to
dnc -d $15.
IMattsmouth. rv fused.
Geo. 1C. Dove', lots 5 and 0,
1, Plat Isaiouih. refuseel.
: to i
til. retiili.'etl ; -o.
-th. h; 4. a. b a:. i
. ; t 1;. block .
, --d.tc-i ?''' I; ' -' ':
1. Yi'ei'ping Yv'ater. i
i;b bos 1 and 2, lots 1
13 and 14. )'
be- ': '-. I ' ,
11 an i
: howed that the t'
tioii'iitiie- count- for
wa.- $.",! b" .''). and the
thejjyoar P- I
the following levies fer the ensuing
B. &. M, !',on i"
7. 0-10 Mills "tj tlie Si.
.3. C-10 $1.
.'.5 10 SI.
l.'lMU l ttoiHf llnrid Kliml 1.2-10 "
Si.M-ei l.Vliff FuikJ i 10 SI.
Ill ; fi- .1 to l. aid t Sr.i'c r -.-; , i,( hi- -
It is furthur onlered that the
county be and is hereby in-tructi d
to cuter the school lev ies made by
the several school district on th
tax li.t (or the ensuing year.
Boar.! then adjourned
a s a I it a r I
if c pi A i.a '. ion to met t
ses ion J uly 7, 1 MM .
BlKI) Ck-lTt III ll.I.n.
The court house which was once
erected on roiirt house souarc was
a two story br-ck with a high bast
mem. l lie latter was to Iia ve .lieen
usetl as a county jail.
LAWYERS AND LAW FIRMS.
Some Kt-rciit I)i v-1iiiii.i(s In tlir
lr-llr ,f tli .-Mt-tropoliH.
Tlio iirstciiee of law iu New York is
not only a profession but ;i business.
Many small factories oeenpyTesa room
and employ fewer people than some of
the great law firms of this city. Law
partnerships have always existed here,
but the larjxe law firm with half a tlozeu
partners, a host of clerks and a corns of
office boys, all occupying a lare suite of
apartments in a tall office building, is a
thing of comparatively recent growth.
The office rent alone of such a firm would
have been a handsome income for any
but the most successful lawyers of fifty
The law firm that acts as connsel for
a great local coriioration employs forty
clerks, all of them lawyers, graduates in
law or law students, eight or ten "ex
aminers" to collect evielerieje, four or five
stenographers, from six to ten type
writers, four or fivo proofreaders, a
cashier, a man in charge of documents
and half a dozen office boys. Tlie pay
roll of such a firm must foot up $800 a
week. Law clerks are paid from tVM.) to
$2,000 a year; stenographers from $750
to -f 1,000; typewriters from $000 to 1(00,
and crffice boys from 200 to f 100. The
office rent of snch a firm is not likely to
be less than 1,000 a year. Many smaller
firms pay out $5,000 a year in salaries.
One effect of this development in the
practice of law is the lessening of busi
ness for beginners. When a law firm
has half a dozen salaried lawyers at its
call, even small cases are not despised.
Many a suit involving less than $100 is
plaoeel in the hands of law firms whose
annual transactions may involve mil-
liotis. The clerk that is set at such
minor tasks may be a graduate of the
best law school in tlie land or a lawyer
ten years at the bar. Many a well edu
cated and capable lawyer is unable to
builel np a practice in New York, and if
nothing else presents itself such a man
gladly accepts one of the better paid
clerkships in a large office. He may
know vastly more law than some mem
bers of the employing firm, for great
law firms are not composed exclusively
ef great l-iw)-ers.
The important tiling is that a man
may 0e aide to attract clients, and tins
e m:y do i:i a dozen ways not involving
a knowledge of law, One man was ad
mitted to partnership in an important
New York law firm because it was
:i ' e-ould bring a single $15,-
!'.-. 1 i :': .- otliee. Sack a ease, how
ever, is rafx
The great law firms of New York do
not attempt to maintain large private
libraries. The libraries of the Law In
stitute in the postoffico building and of
the Bar association in Twenty-ninth
street, near Fifth avenue, furnish facil
ities that make large office libraries no
longer a necessity. When an important
question involving an examination of
authorities is to be looked up, a clerk is
dispatched to the Law Institute, where
he has ample opportunities to consul;
whatever book he may need.
Some of the most famous lawyers in
town pass whole days in the library of
the Bar association, Attendants are
ready at a fcignal of an electric bell to
bring whatever book may be needed.
The place ia absolutely free from noise
and from the intrusion of clients. Some
el' the must famous cases of recent times
have been prepared in this library. It
is a favorite workshop at night and on
Sunday. No liquors or cigars are sold
upon the premises, but smoking is per
mitted iu the parlor. In fact, the Bar
association affords many of the comforts
but few of the privileges of a club.
Now York Recorder.
TIo T--'t' Uy Itfat-liil School.
An amnsireg story is told of a pretty
little Stockt-' n schoolboy who makes it
t'v 1 - logvt to school rather late in tlie
i: ivrnir.g. T he kind teacher, who had too
much regard for the little fellow to pun-
l hi in harshly, resorted to sharp lec
for his tai-diness. br.t the whole
advice did no good, so she wrote a
to tke little scholar's mother, tell
r.f lii.j shortcomings, and asking tlie
parent if he con Id ii't be made to cone
to seliool early, ;-s lie was always tardy.
el. IV t Wi t)-
t had -.or son
t;:.-t-! i.im to
a to m.-Jce the
;ri v enot
nind 1 rb b-C re oah. ,1 tim-. When the
:-c!i.-,.-j hour came the little chap ar-v-1
k"m? happy and very" hungry. Bat
i.i rir-t e-iestiun put to him by ius fond
-.:. r v.-a.-.: "My s-'.n, did you get to
'. 1 in time thi.s moming"'"' "Oil. yes,
i,'! -a. I he, "I g-,v to s--V--- c-arlv r
day I got there in ti.---.- for
Cor. San Francisco Bulletin.
r.-j an Oi;
.t cf tee
: 5 11 -. t i w
Fi , :
ui he ii- 1
ovi l--!:t satisfaeti---'
1 riving a ilevnridir.ij
th1. -uoe line.
"And what have you b-en about?'
in his tarn asked of 21. Thiers.
The latter explained that he was
ex-president of the republic.
"What," ejaculated his companion.
"Are you that Thiers? My poor friwud,
how I pity you." New York World.
1 1 I I lit I ii i, I M-n unit Oiilitn'ii No,. 1,
f-',ot;'.c lnii" ii'ro it busy ir.:iu ,f f).-)
world a.-i.-j-1 .Mr. Ch.n A. Il.tii.i how
lo- ln.ill.l -;.- 1 to keep hilliolf liniit.illy
so ft di olid vij;,niu-.. Mr. Dana g.nij
8eeral e.pl.viati"jis. aiid among otlojj,
he admitted that h" had 1 ilo-n t i e.id
ing novi-ls. Frequently Mr. Duel, ii
seen riding on the elevated le.idm a
novel or a volutne of short Motiew, aiid
the smile which plays on hi face indi
cates how thoroughly he delights in Ma a
pursuit. He i-i a great admirer of a nov
elist whom Mr. HoWelU Would esteem
with horror, and that is Ouid.i; and it i.-
a curious thing, perhaps, that among the
many re;ulers of this popular writer iu
this eiJy then are to l; nund-ered so
many vigorous intellects.
Koscoo Coiikling anticipated it new
noveJ of Ouida's with as much pleasure
as a Frenchman used to look for a new
installment of Alexander Dumas' ro
mances, and he regarded Ouida's "Undei
Two Flags" as one of the Ix-st stories
which ho h:ul ever read, and even went
so far as to recommend that grim and
dignified jnstie-o of tho supremo court,
Samuel Blatchford, to read it if he
wanted a mental tonic. Congressman
I Iced is a great admirer of O.ada, and
Joe Cheate confesses to the pleasure ha
has taken in reading tho works of this
Novel reading has Ix-come a passion
with many ol our professional men, and
I Paw the other day tho dignified presi
dent tif Yah) college trotting across tho
street to the Grand Central station with
a couple of novels nnder his arm and an
other one in his hand, with his fingers
inserted between the pages, as though
he had just been reading it and even be-grudge-d
the interruption which took
lum from his hotel to the railway sta
tion. E. J. Edwards in Philadelphia
Km1m1 by it I'ilihuMter.
A. P. Ilulse, late of the custcm house,
tells a good story of some filibustering
that came under his notice years ago:
In 18.VJ Harry Maury, a midshipman,
who had resigned from the service of
the United States government, was in
command of a brig off Mobile bay. The
vessel was loade-d with filibusters for
Walker and was overhauled by a revenue
cutter. An officer went aboard in the
night with instructions to seize tho ves-
nel and bring her to Mobile. Maury,
who was equal to the emergency, pre
pared himself by unshackling the anchor
from tho chain and f;tstening a lantern
to a jKile. When tho vessel arrived at
Dog River bar it was hailed from the
cutter and ordered to come to.
Then came the order, "Let go your
anchor!" Maury let go. "Pay out
thirty fathoms of chain!'' was the next
order. Maury ran the chain through
the hawser hole and over tho rail back
on deck. He was ordered next to hoist
a light, which he did by lighting the
lantern already affixed to the pole and
sticking tho latter in the mud. He then,
when all was quiet, put till" down tho
iay, leaving the cutter watching tho
light, which it did until morning.
In tlie meantime the officer from the
cutter, who was in c harge of the filibus
tering vessel, was down in the cabin
playing cards. On ar.ivd -it tlie en
trance of the haibor the officer was
tapped on theshouhh-r and told of where
they were and asked if he wished to go
ashore. A boat was at, his service and
he took it, returning to the cutter in
time to share the chagrin of his mates.
San Diego Sun.
KlcTtiicity Tli:it Kill.
C. F. Chandler of the Columbia
School of Mines says: "An interesting
misapprehension that exists in the minds
of a good many persons is concerning
the vital dangers that lurk in the pres
sure of , say, 1,000 volts. The newspapers
often tell us that a man has been killed
by such a pressure, whereas, in fact,
Euch a pressure alone couldn't kill a
humming bird. I have frequently caught
in my hand sparks possessing an electro
motive force of 100,000 volts without
feeling anything more than a very tlight
"The danger arises only when tho
volt3 are re-enforced by a good many
amperes or currents, as when one take.-;
hold of a charged wire. Then one feels
a shock that is unmistakable, because
force of a great many currents in tlie
wire suddenly elccompose ail the fluids
in the body. The salt in the blood at
once turns to chlorine gas, and the man
whose veins are charged with this deadly
poison cannot in reason be exr' eted to
A Youthful Yaiikfe'n Ii!j-n nif y.
A boy we know had some chickens of
which he had made pets. He and Ins
father went to' their work early in the
morning, and while the rest of the fam
ily were away for the summer it became
a question how the cine-kens were to be
fed with prox'er regularity.
The boy was equal to the occasion. He
took an alarm ei
teiied it se-
cnrely to o:i- of the b m by means
of two spikes. Next he linn -.5 a bucket
of com to a rafter and connected it with
the clock by a (-tout cord.
He wound up the alarm and set it at 4
o'clock. At that hoar the alarm went
off, wun 1 'up th . -tring a:: 1 tipped over
the bucket. A ad so the chickens were
fed by clockwork.- CleveUuvI Leader,
f,r'!r,--rtiiiM.f of the Human rijjuri;.
The p)ropjrtiC'ri.s of the human figure
are six times the length of the risht t'ot-t.
The face from the highest jiojnt of th-
forehead, '.vh:re the buir betns, to tho
end of the chin is one-tenth of the whole
statnre. The hand from the wrl-t to
the end of the. middle linger is ;e.s one
teuth of the tjtal heiu'hr. From the
to the ca;
n, better known in litera-
ture as "Christopher 7.
.'' v e :. ro
bust walker. A forty or ty mile.3
tramp was no ur-UstiaJ und-.-i taking for
him. He often walked at the rate of
five miles an hour for a whole day, and
at the end of those long walks would
write off columns of the brightest things
that adorned the pages of his Edinburgh
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