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About Plattsmouth weekly herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1882-1892 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 6, 1891)
Doom, ul Hliiani, i s nuiii' ;
city on business.
Sim Kecter, of Weeping Water, is
in the city to day.
M. Newman, :i prominent attorney
from A shland, is in tin- city to-day
on legal I i isi ncss.
Will Shera, of K'ock Blulfs, is buy
ing goods in )m.ili;j to-day. ' IMatts
nioiitli is the place.
T. K. ('lark president of the com
mercial hank of Weeping Water is
in the city on business.
M r. Kdmonds of tin firm of Kd
monds Root departed this morn-
r , ' t VI.. . . '
ing lor ins nome in .Mima, j
Mildred Sellers, who has lu cii
visiting Iriends in t he city, i et urti' d
to her home in Central I ity tins
Chas. Janett with his family will
spend the week at Greenwood at
tending! (I. A. 1 reunion to be
Mrs- N. M. McCoikb-, who has
been visiting Stephen Wiles tin
past week, returned to her home in
St. Joe this morning".
tlt.r I-" U f'r:ih:im. editor of the
"Midland" and pastor of the Ires-
byterian church of Murray was a
passenger for Omaha this morning.
Mr. Ashley Young arrived last
evening from Prairie Home. Mr.
Young is a painter by trade ami
will willingly receive calls for work
in that line.
Mr. W. F. II listed, one of the
prominent teachers of Mills Coun
ty, la., at present assistant County
Superintendent, and formerly a
classmate with TlIK IlKK'ALI) scribe
was in the city over Sunday.
J as. S. Mathews reports to-day
that Matilda Bruce, of Nehawka,
lias received a pension of .fl'i per
month. She lost two sons in the
war. Also V. A. Kennedy of this
city, who gels .f.S per month.
Last month was the coolest July
on record according to the weather
bureau. The temperature was rel
atively lower all over the country;
it is eident, however, from the
manner in which August was
ushered in, that better i;rowin
weather is in store for us.
FROM THt: LKIK.Khr.
Sam Hathaway concluded that he
could not endure life alone any
longer and left this morning for
Saline count' where his wife is
visiting". Sam will assist in thresh
ing the wheat crop of that county,
after which he will return home.
G. F. McNamee departed Thurs
day morning of last week for Saline
counlv. to transact business and
visit relatives. He went so quietly
that our reporter failed to "spot
him last week, but we will not let
you do so again Mr. Mc.
Chas. McNamee probably thinks
all editors are hojjs-at least he fed
us on corn a few days ago, but it
was new corn, the first "roasenears"
we have had this season. Thanks
friends Charley, we will remember
On last Wednesday night death
entered the home of Mr. and Mr
Geo. W. Leaches, and took their
little daughter, Hazel, aged five
weeks. The little one had been
suffering, from whooping cough
audits frail constitution was not
sufficient to withstand the attack.
The remains were prepared for
burial by Undertaker Tenney, and
taken to Weeping Water on the af
ternoon train to be laid to rest in
Oak Cemetery where other relatives
of the family have been, interred.
The remains were accompanied by
Mr. Klias Peck and daughter J Al
ia, the mother being too weak to go
and was forced to bid farewell to
her little darling at the depot. A
large number of friends were at the
depot to comfort the grief stricken
parents and to them the sympathy
of the entire community'' is ex
tended. The Eicrhth Annual St. Louis
Fvxposition will open Wednesday,
Sept. 2nd, and closes Oct. 17, 1891.
Marriage license issued, John II.
Gorman, Denver 'age 3S, Miss Jennie
Rankin, Burlington, Iowa, age '29.
An excursion train loaded with a
G. A. K. delegation from California,
etiroute for Detroit, passed through
our city yesterday.
On last Wednesday as Mrs. W. II
Hetts was on her way to this place
Kosa Peters who was with her fell
outof the buggy and one wheel ran
over her arm producing what is
termed a greenstick fracture of the
humurus. Mrs. Hetts came into
town with Kosa and called on Drs.
Douglas & Hrendel, who reduced
the fracture. Kosa is doing nicely.
Judge Jhmsey and family accom-
-.norning and will visit at Hay
' I ... .....I 4t... 1 I . . 4
oprings, ViiHiuuii film im n"i
Springs, South Dakota for a couple
of weeks. During the absence of
Judge Ramsey his accommodating
clerk. Charles Grimes will issue
marriage license and file causes as
readily as if the court were present
Twelve judgments for entry- on
the judgment docket is on file in
the district court, in favor of Theo.
Ivory vs. Noble Sewing Machine
Nanu f acturi n g company.
A .T A R- OF KX HTThKH A N(jK
Fastens Itself Onto the Bur
lington Club at Omaha
My Hit Noii-irei l- Allowin;) tlitrm to
i -t thftn on IlieirOwn Grouii'ln
- Which Kb.-iiis they urn
the Champions of
Noiireil H u rl i i e j lot im 7
I wo hundred people accompa
nied the Hiirliiurton club up to
Omaha yesterday and helped them
win a game of ball from the Nonpa
reils, but it was a close shave. In
fact, it was too close for comfort
a n I caused many of the visitors to
water about the trills and froth at
t ho moil in. 1 he Aonparcils were a
pretty pert set of young men and
got away from the Hurlingtons in
the sixth inning in a distressingly
easy manner. This is the way they
done it by innings:
First I'lattsmotith gave the Non
pareils a whitewash and then
brought ii man across the plate in
Ami here's how the score looketl
after the first inning: Hurlingtons
1, Nonpareils (. And they stayed
that way until the first half of the
fourth inning when the Nonpareils
tied the score by getting one run.
Then the Hurlingtons forged ahead
in in their half by
And then the score stood this
Burliturtons'J, Nonpareils I.
the tilth the Nonpareil)
bunched their hits with a couple of
errors and piled up four runs. And
here is where the IMattsmoiith
crowd looked sick. The gloom
over their section of the earth was
thick enough to be chopped with a
knife at this time. And say, how
the resident population of the vil
lage did g'uy the people from
IMattsmoiith about this time. We
wont mention it.
Then both parties blanked in the
seventh and the Nonpareils, as a
sort of a clincher, don't you know,
added another to their score in the
eighth. And now matters had
reached a desperate strait. The
score stood: Nonpareils t, Hurling
tons 'J, and the unfortunates who
had bet on the Hurlingtons were
very, very silent. And theOmahogs
were jubilant; nay, they were more
than jubilant they were exhuber-
ant. ihey roared and yelled and
tortured the visitors with exquisite
pleasure and began to figure on a
trreat iatr after the game. And
. :ght here is where Mr. Vapp kept
them from scoring any more
At the betrinnintr of the last half
of the ninth iiininr the score was
still to 2 and here came the change
It was not asmall change either but
was large, luxuriant, tropical dew-
drop as we would say. lhere is in
this villaere of PJattsmouth a trantr
of Hobooes and they thought that
Omaha was a good place for them
to visit yesterday and they were in
it. And there was also another
gang of villagers part Hoodoosand
part Chumps but all these gangs
are possessors of voice ranged
from a steam whistle to a whole
calliope And all these people
opened up at once and the very
heavens trembled. Several of the
Nonpareils were killed outrigh and
the rest mortrlly wounded. Mr. Jel
len, who pitched for the Nonpareils,
became very much afflicted with
the rattles just here and began by
filling up the bases with the aid of
Slianahan, the short stop, and the
Mr. Jellen gave Jack Schiuhoff a
nice little ball and Jack hit it and
then Yapp hit and then Sam Pat
terson took a turn at it and when
the Alliance had quit howling and
the smoke and dust had cleared
away the Hurlingtons had five runs
in and had won the game.
Both clubs played very roudy ball
at times and again they played tine
Bradford stole home on Creighton
just as easy as pie at one time but
the umpire sent him back and he
scored later on.
AB K UH PO A
Miller, 3b a If 4 0 0 0 1
Yapp, p 5 1 1 111
S Patterson. 2b 5 1 1 4 1
Dunn, lb-'.b 4 1 2 6 C
T. Patterson, ss 4 10 2 0
Creightwn. c 3 1 0 11 4
Connelly, rf-lf 4 0 1 1 0
Schulhof. cf 4 1 1 1 0
Perrine, rf-lb 2 10 10
Total ".35 7 6 27 17
All hi BH
J Mahoney, 3b 5 11
Shanahau, ss 1 3 1
McAulitie, 2b 4 0 0
Lacey, c 4 0 0
Bradford, cf 4 1 1
Jelen, p 4 1 2
Moriarity. rt 4 U U
H Mahoney, If 4 U U
Klvnn, lb 4 0 1
.33 0 6 2fi IS 5
SCORE HY 1XXIXG.
Hurlingtons. .1001000 0
.0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 06
SUM MA RV.
Sacrifice hit Perrine.
Stolen bases - Miller,
Patterson 3, Shanahan.
Two base hits Dunn. Klynti.
Three base hit Jellen.
Struck out -By Jellen 11,
Base on balls Oft Jellen 3.
Passed balls--C reightou 1, Lacey 1
The smelting works at Omaha
shut ilowh last Saturday evening,
throwing- (150 men out of employ
ment. The diflicuhy arose in the
adjustment of working hours under
the eight hour law.
SAD NEWS FHdM DENTON
I William Berdme Meet
from Tuful ) Daily
The sad in tell igence was conveyed
j to our city this morning that Win.
I Herd i ue, who will be remembered
as formerly a citi.ens of our city,
was a victim of a fatal accident last
evening at the Denton sand pit.
The accident occurred whileHerdine
was attempting to make a coupling,
when he slipped and tell, the cars
passing over his nhl leg. lie was
at once taken to St. Eli.abeth's
hospital, in Lincoln where he died
at s o'clock this morning'. Mr. Ber
dine has held a responsible posi
tion as brakeuiau on the B. V M.
passenger train during the past
t liree years and stopped regularly,
when off duty, in this city. All
who knew Mr, Berdine are aware
that he was an energetic young
man, of excellent habits, an honor
to his parents, and helpful to the
society in which he mingled. He
was a regular attendant at the Pres
Mr. Berditie's parents reside at
Farmingtoti, 111, near Peoria. The
news will be specially sad to them
but they may well find consolation
in the fact that he was an exemp
lary y oung man and was always at
his post of duty.
Fire's Fiendish Work.
Caic auo, Aug. Ii.- A fire involving
a loss estimated to be at least
$1,000,000 broke out at 1:'M tin's morn
ing in the Iargw retail dry goods
and notion store of Seigel, Cooper
V Co. The blaze started on the
first floor and spread through the
iiiilamahle stock with the great
est rapidity. The entire building
was soon a mass of flames and every
available piece of fire apparatus
was called to the scene. Any at-1
tempt io save the building was
hopeless. The efforts of the lire
department were devoted to pre
venting the flames from spreading
to the adjoining' buildings. Twen
ty-five employes were in the build
ing' but all of them so far as known
escaped uninjured, except one cash
boy who was on the third floor. He
started to come down the lire es
cape out ten, receiving' severe in
juries. I here were three watchmen
on the building who have not yet
been accounted for. The building
was entirely gutted and the north
wall fell in after the interior of the
iron work was softened by the heat.
The firm carried a stock of if.lOO.OlX).
The loss is believed to have been
fully covered by insurance.
The losses are as follows: Seigel,
Cooper & Co., i?.00,00 on their stock
and $40,000 on the building; in
surance. 500,000. Leander, Demberg,
Glick S: Horner, loss by smoke and
water, $100.(XK); insured. James II.
Walker, dry goods, loss by smoke
and water, !tv0,000. C. Heiinecke &
Co., crockery and bric-a-brac,
$40,000; insurance, $:,(XX). The losses
to other adjoining buildings and
stocks in them amount to about
$:10,(XXJ, mostly insured.
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Fleck and Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Dodge received a
telegram to-day announcing the
serious illness of the father of Mrs.
K eck and Mr. Dodge at Harris
burgh, Pa. They all leave on the
flyer this afternoon for Harris
burgh. Isabel Wiles, oneof Plattsmouth's
promising' young ladies, starts this
morning for Shenandoah, la., where
she will attend the Western Normal
College. From an acquaintance of
long standing with the institution
The HekaLI) can truly recommend
it to all who desire to attend a first
A special from Beatrice conveys
the intelligence that Jack Marion,
who was executed in that city
March 25, 1887, for the supposed
murder of Jack Cameron, was inno
cent of the charge. Cameron volun
tarily left the country according
to his written statement and now
can only deplore the fate of his
As Governor Thayer was finish
ing up his usual work last Saturday-
evening a person nanueu mni an
anonymous letter in which a bonus
of $300 was offered providing a cer-
tair man might be appointed to a
position on the world's fair com
mission. The governor will endeavor
to hunt down the guilty party and
bring him to justice.
The Democratic Press including
the Journal is loud in its denuncia
tion of J. S. Clarkson. Quays suc
cessor as chairman of the national
republican committee. It may be
that "Ret" is "vain and fond of news
paper notoriety," but we feel safe
in predicting that he will keep the
democratic boodlers and their allies
hustling during the next campaign.
File Beatrice Driving association
has favored this oftice with a com-J
plimentary ticket to its summer!
meeting, to be held in Linden Tree j.
Bark in that city, August 27 aiid
liS. The track is one of the best in
the west, the purses liberal, the
buildings are all new, and as this
is the first meeting of the associa
tion, no pains v.i!; be spared to
make it a success.
The honorable board of county
commissioners sit in session today.
H. M. Gault and Wiley Hlack
.shipped a car load ofliue cattle this
Chas. Chassot has resu mei I work
I J. iV M .
H. tV M. More house. Kvi
biisiiie.s is becoming' more
I.loyd.au eillplovee at the
shops received a slight in
a sntall piece of Mec! being
!,,,, ,,., jM hjsexe.
j The a vera ge n i ploy er, since Aug
1, employ s his men with the under
I standing that eight hours shall
constitute a day's work, but ihe
farmer still holds a grip on the
bird man and hired girl.
I he brick-layers arrived -from
Omaha last evening and began
work in earnest this morning. It
will be but a short time until Cass
county will have one of the finest
court houses in the state.
I'. P. Brown, one of Plat tsmout h's
reliable carpenters, went up to Lou
isville last evening to do a job of
work for G. W. Holdredge, manager
of the Burlington system. We are
glad to note the growing prosperi
ty of Mr Brown.
M a rri?ii .
GokM.W-RA.NKIN At the residence
of A. P. Campbell yesterday after
noon at 1:45 o'clock. .iiss Jennie
Rankin, of Burlington. Ia., to Mr.
J. II. Gorman, of Denver. Colo.,
Rev. J. I). M. Buckner officiating.
Only relatives and intimate
friends of tin- bride were present.
They received a number of very
elegant and costly presents.
Those present were I). B. Smith
and family, C. A. Rankin and
family, C. Forbes and wife, Mrs. B.
N. Loverin, Mrs. C. I). 'Ihotp of
Schuyler, Misses Mollie and Nina
Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. S. Nay of
The happy couple left on No. .1
for the west. They will spend a
few days on the Grooms ranch,
then proceed to Denver, their
future home. Tut-; Hi-kali) joins
their friends in wishing them a
happy journey through life.
Two yearn ago the Haller Prop.
Co.' ordered their bottles by the box
now they buy by the carload.
Among the popularand succeseful
remedies they prepare is Haller's
Sarsaparilla A Hurdock which i.-
the most wonderful blood purifier
known. No druggist hesitates to
recommend this remedy.
For sale by druggist.
We received the sail news thi
morning of the death of the younger
brother of Mr. Joseph Weinzieril,
who has been draftsman in the Mo
P., olhce here, ihe young man
was a graduate ot a prominent
medical college of Germany and it
is indeed sad that disease should
thus abreviate a Jile so promising.
All possible aid and attention was
given him by his devoted brother
but all efforts were futile and death
releaved his suffering at Sedalia,
Mo., where his brother is now em
ployed. Mr. Weinzieril in his bereave
ment has the deepest sympathy of
many dear friends in this place.
"Be ye, therefore ready"
Indian War New.
On of the most potent Jfactors in
causing the close of the Sioux War
was the promise of the governor to
make suitable provision for. the
maintenance of the Indians, and in
the agreement finallyjsigned Young
stipulated that a full supply of
Haller's Barb Wire Liniment be
provided, as it was the most
wonderful remedy- they had ever
used on their horses. For sale by
Frank Geib and Frank Clements
leave us this week for Ashland to
engage in business.
Will Kyser accidentally- stepped
into a hole, straininghis leg so that
he must use crutches to assist him
in his locomotion.
Charles Rentier is rejoicing over
a baby girl that came to his home
Thursday evening. Charles says
she is a dandy and don't you forget
Read Keefers advertisement and
then give him a call.
McCourt the farmers friend sells
Rock Salt for stock raising at 1 cent
per pound. w2t.
What Betsv Ann Has te Say. .
Say she; "'That air gal of Dekin
Pogram, she don't know why she
jest don't kown putty' so she don'
There's that air gal, "she burned h
hand awful, so she did, and iiist.nd
of a puttin' on Haller's Australian,
Salve which ud tuck all the fire rite
out and jist made it git well rite off,
so it would, why. she jest put on a
whole lot of stuff and and you
jes' bet she'll know better next
time. For sale by all druggist.
Brown & Barrett have a complete
i;ne 0f paints, wall paper and
Hair chains rings, crosses
Hull woiiv ui nti ivinwo 1 . .
Mrs. A. Knee.
17'2'i Locust St.
WANTED A desirable tenant for
the Dovey homestead, cornt r o
Seventh and Oak streets.
tf K. G. Duvey 4 Son.
A in in on hi ax a Motive lir.
A most Micren-ful test hu.i lu-n ih.kIh
of th uc f'f Htniuoniii. hsh motive power
to ilisplace t-teiun. Tim tent wris the fir.-t
tliat has ever Teen made on a marine en
.riiie, and the trial was most sat lsfactory.
An ammonia engine plant has been fit t. d
cut en the tin? K. W. Hartley, which
made a trip up and down the river, miIi
jecting the new scheme to a jra tii .il
test. Its workings are novel and inter
esting, not only to the meehanic:il xnd
H-ieiitific. circles, hut also to the laymen
cf the industrial world.
An ordinary eninu can be converted
into an ammonia engine simply by the
addition of a "generator," which is much
like a boiler. Steam is used simply for
the purposes of heating the aqua am
monia in the generator. The heated am
monia expels a gas, leaving a- weak solu
tion of ammonia in the bottom of this
boilerlike affair. When, by raising the
temperature of the ammonia, Millicicnt
power is generated, the throttle- valve is
opened and the gas passes into the cylin
der of the engine and propels the piston
rod in every way the same as steam.
It is here exhausted the same as steam,
but at this point the gas i.s cooled and
conducted back to the generator. Be
fore it reaches the latter vessel it is car
ried by a "spray coil" to a point where
the gas comes in contact with the am
monia solution which has been rejected
from the generator, and here the solu
tion is recharged by absorption and by
the natural affinity existing between
water and ammonia.
By this means the eame body of am
monia is used constantly, exhausting
itself ojily to be recharged with new life
and to be returned to the generator. The
same i.s true of the water used. The
steam in the generator imparts its heat
to the ammonia and is thereby condensed
and carried back to the boiler to be used
again. In the, ammonia engine there i.s
absolutely no waste. Philadelphia Rec
ord. A Nnmivv Kkcu.
One morning as the accommodation
rushed into Macoupin station, Macoupin
count, on the Chicago and Alton, the j
engineer saw at a distance what he sup-
posed was a white dog on the track, but i
when nearly on it what was his horror to i
discover that it was a little child about
four years eld playing in the center of
the track. Reversing his engine and put
ting on the airbrakes, he endeavored to
stop in time to save the little one. In the
meantime the child, who was apparently
down on its hands and knees, looked up
and saw the huge monster almost upon it.
Terrified, the little one did the best it
could. Instead of attempting to rise and
run it crouched down flat and hid its
head close to the ground. The engine
and one car passed over it before the
train was stopped, and on taking the
child out it was found that with the ex
ception of three fingers of one hand be-
ing cut off at the ends it was otherwi.se
uninjured. The engineer, Barker, was
eo unstrung by the accident that he re
tired to a car while his fireman was run
ning the train as it passed through
Brighton. Hillsboro (111.) Journal.
Hall Knocks u Mule's Kye Out.
It is a very ordinary thing to hoar of
hailstones breaking window glass and
stripping trees and plants, but it isn't
every hailstone that can knock out a
mule's eye. A colored man named Ed
Johnson, who farms about five miles
north of the city, was in town with a
lot of produce. Ilis wagon was drawn
by a mule, and one of the mule's eyes
was knocked out. A stream of watei
constantly trickling from the socket in
dicated that the injury was of recent oc
currence. Johnson said that one day
the eye was knocked out by a hailstone.
He was plowing in a field when a sudden
storm came up. He unhitched the mule
bo as to hurry to shelter and gave the
bridle rein a jerk. The mule threw up
its head, and as it did so a big hailstone
plunked it in the eye and destroyed the
eyeball. Charlotte (N. C.) News.
A Strong Klectric Shock.
A startling electrical display occurred
in front of a store on Pearl street, Al
bany, one evening. A boy caught hold
of the iron hoisting bar of the awning
and tried to raise hiinsolf up in order to
look into the window. There is an elec
tric light in front, and the iron frame of
the awning became connected with it.
In an instant flashes of electricity flew
out of the boy's feet with detonations
like a pack of crackers. He was com
pletely charged with the fluid and could
not let go his hold. A bystander caught
bold of him and pulled him away, but
in doing so received a shock himself and
was knocked into the street. The boy
was dazed and stunned, but wa3 soon
restored, and walked to his home appar
ently uninjured. The voltage which
passed through him was about 2.500.
The Tallest Man in Illinois Dead.
John Lohman, the tallest man in the
state, died in Tazewell county recently
after a brief sickness, aged seventy-five
years. Mr. Lohman was raised in North
Carolina, and "had to stand on his toes
to see the sun shine over the great hills
there in the morning." This is what he
used to tell inquisitive people who asked
what made him so tall, he being 6 ft. 9 in.
in his stockings. Carthage (Ills.) Record.
A Clowe Call.
Thirty-six freight cars passed over five-year-old
Eddie Quiuther at East Buffalo,
but, strange to say. his only injury is a
slight cut on the head. He was standing
on the track and was struck by the train,
which was drawn by a switch engine. It
having no cowcatcher, he was pushed be
neath the standing board and lay in the
center of the track while tbeenri:fc tiain
passed over him. Buffalo Times.
A Dear Kite.
An attempt was recently made at San
Francisco to smuggle $--0.000 worth of
opium through the custom house, con
cealed inside of bauanas. A custom
house officer saw a particularly fine look
ing bunch and thought he won 1 try
one, when he discovered, at the first
bite, the trick that put tJi.j.OOO into his
pocket. Jornal do Comercio.
A Hi..' Unlit - II I Ii 1 rent l.
A Kttan" K-ei.e --. .r. Unused recently
on the Northern P.ieiiie trestle at thu
water works. The tp-slle is about
feet long arid .W feet higli Under it .
the Union Pacific roadbed. The tiesar.j
nbonf eight inches apirt and ara evenly
distributed the entire ih-la'ii e
At an early hnur the uiu i i'.ri of a
doZe!) people Was attracted liV H I.W.M
sorrel horse which had walked along lh.
trestle from thesoinii and was unawar-t
(if the danger ahead. He was unable t
turn around and had fully .') feet yet
to travel The spectators were struck
with awe, expect ing every moment t
bee t lie animal dashed to atoms by a tall.
Now fully mindful of his danger, it was
remarkable to note the instinct with
which the animal stepped cautiously
from one tie to another.
He had just reached that part cf thu
trestle above t he Union Pacific roadlnvl
when ho became dazed and missed hi
footing. His hind feet caught in the ti
and thi'v him, so that the rear poitio.i
of his body overhung the framework cf
the immense bridge, while ho held him
self by his fore feet. The scene was a
sickening one. and the .spectators looked
every moment for the fatal fall. Sud
denly, with a owerf ul lunge, the animal
thi"ow his body toward the trestle an J
managed to regain his feet.
Again he started on his perilous walk,
and when within a few feet of the end cf
the bridge fell again and was caught in.
much the same manner. Martin Scully
started to the assistance of the animal
with a rope, but the horse was so rlost
to terra firma that he made an effort tt
regain his feet and fell to the sloping:
bank, just a short distance below. Hur
then rolled down tin; hank for about
twenty-live feet. His mouth and hoof
were badly bruised in the struggle, but
otherwise he was uninjured. Olympio
I A J'iNtii Stni Mtirteiim.
i At Vienna a postage stamp inusenm
J has leen opened to the public. Tlw
; museum will be open to visitors daily
; and grat uitously. In one room are shown
; chronological' all stamps cf which
J sjiecimens exist from 1&10 to lH'Jl.
Among the postal curiosities shown arm
balloon letters, pigeon post and mib-
i marine post letters as they were wnt
during the siege of Pans in 1870.
A collection of forged stamps is also
very interesting to the collector. Among;
the curious objects shown are letters of
the Anthropophagi in the Dutch Indies,
pieces of wood covered with hiero
glyphics, and postcards which have mad
the tour of the world. For one of these
with a penny stamp, which took lid
days to return to its starting point, an
otter of 1,000 florins lias been made.
There is also a case with a collection
of all the coins struck during the Em
peror Francis Joseph's reign. The finest,
object in the collection is believed to 19
a Bundee stamp, worth 300, and a Capa
or ijroocl Hope stamp valued at i.lw. 1
exhibit ion comprises 3,000,000 stamps
and other objects connected with tha
post. London Queen.
Wore Female Attire All Ills T.ife.
Many examples are known of women
dressing as men, but until lately no case
has been known of a man going alotit
disguised as a woman. A man named
Signol, seventy-two years old, employed
as a cook, was taken to the hospital of
Saint Autoine, Paris, suffering from gas
tritis. Mistaken, on account of his
dress, for a woman, he was taken to the
ward reserved for members of the weak
er sex. When they found out the mis
take he was put into another ward.
The strangest thing about the whole
case is that Signol says that lie never
wore male attire excepting on the day
he was examined by the conseil de re
vision in order to determine whether he
was fit for military service. When he
was seventeen years old he went as a
servant girl to a farm in Liu-sur-Mer.
He remained there eleven years. He
learned to cook at Caen and went to
Paris, where he was employed as cook
for forty years either in private families
or in boys' schools. Paris Letter.
Uniforms for Kmployew.
A Bristol storekeeper donned a white
duck coat, and was so pleased with the
effect that he ordered all of his employes
to wear white duck coats during busi
ness hours. Rather than obey the order
two of the clerks quit work. Neverthe
less, uniforming goe3 on among store
girls, judges, railroad hands, waiters
and indeed in almost every occupation
where it is desirable that the public
should recognize the employes. The
mistake of confusing a customer for a
clerk has led to rather embarrassing sit
uations in many a store, and clerks who
object to being uniformed have the sat
isfaction of knowing that without their
uniforms they cannot be distinguished
from their employers. Philadelphia In
quirer. Krai Hailfltones.
During the hailstorm at Palmyra Fri
day some children at play on a stoop
brushed up a large quantity of the hail
stones as they fell and put them on a
plate to rnelt, but instead of melting the
stones remained, and upon examination
it was found that all of the hail was
formed around white stones about the
size of peas, and in several there were
fine shells. Most of the stones were
transparent and of a blue white color.
Several parties in various parts of the
place report that they also obtained a
quantity of these stones and shells, and
they are all mystified to know where
they came from. Oswego (N. Y.) Palla
dium. Fell In Luif at IS inet v-one.
A farmer of Wayne. Mich., ninety-one
years old, and worth -f-3'VM', lost his
wife four years ago. Last spring he saw
on the street a pretty brunette twenty
two years old. became enamored, ob
tained an introduction ami proposed. She
ppunied him. when he offered to make
his will iu -her favor. Tiiis failed and
he offered to deed htr all his property.
This also failing he bec.-iL.j crazy and
tried to hang himself. Then lie was sent
to an insane asylum. Ue walks the halls
cf the asylum moaning for his darling
Emma. Philadelphia Ledger.
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