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About Plattsmouth weekly herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1882-1892 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 26, 1891)
Tub oflui.il returns from I'enn
cylvania show thut Grcnc tin ran
di late at the head of the republican
ticket, received over 5-4,0 MJ plurality.
Iminskca is pursuing iinotit uie
iani( despotic course that Halnin-,
ce-iaum. 11 in prooaoie uiai uirrc
will be more trouble unless he con-'
forma more strictly to the princi-,
plesof a democratic form of govern
Delkcatioxs from various cities
are assembling at Washington pre
pirat try to engaging in the fray
that is to decide which shall be
permitted to entertain the conven
tion that shall name our next pres
ident. Notwithstanding the valuable
assistance rendered by (irover
Cleveland in the last state cam
paigj. the Tammany crowd are
again beginning their old time
opposition to him. If this contin-
it -s to tie manliest Ins pany win
not nominate him in 'iC.
Kx-Sknatok I'AYXK says that
there should be no doubt that it
was the tariff i.-sue hat defeated
Governor Campbell. He thinks the
assurance of the election of a
republican senator would be a suf
ficient testimonial of their loyalty
to the honest dollar, but as the
Major made the tight on the tarilf
issue t!iy certainly indorsed his
Jbill by this election.
Ax exchange slates that some of
the bills of the clerks of election of
independent faith ran up to !?!."' K
having been made out in accord
ance with the provisions of the
eight hour law. The independents
evidently made this law for n pur
pose anil they can afford to serve as
the laughing stock of the people if
they can make such hauls as thctc,
It is a mistake for any oije class
of men to attempt to form a polit
ical party, inasmuch as it is certain
to antagonize every other class,
which is unwise. It should be
borne in mind that we are a depend
ent people, anil a party that is not
broad enough or liberal enough to
legislate for the good of all classes
is not worthy an existence. Then
to insure this it is belter that polit
ical parties be composed of men of
eveiy vocation and that liberality
4i)d justice characterize their at!,
Senator I'I.vmii is wise in conn
felitig the postponement of further
silver legislation until an interna
tional arrangement can be entered
into. No one nation can restore
nilver to its old equality with gold
as a medium of exchange. The
United States has been trying to do
this since 1S7S and has failed. It
will doubtless soon be to the inte
rest of the other great nations to
lend us a hand in this task. When
this co operation comes the job
will be comparatively easy, Globe
THE TARIFF ISSUE A WINNER.
Mr. Frederick Taylor, who is
classed as "a prominent repub
li an" by the New York Herald, has
written an open letter regarding
the recent elections, and he thinks
that McK'mleyism did it. Mr. Tay
lor has studied the elections to
little purpose if he thinks that the
McKiuley tariff was anywhere
repudiated this fall. The one state
where it was on trial was Ohio, and
there MajorMcKinley and Governor
Campbell both made it the one
paramount issue. On that issue
Where else was this law raised as
nn issue? Not in New York, where
republican defeat was most humili
ating, and where Mr. 'laylor is
among those who are trying to dis
cover why republicans remained at
home on election day. The tariff
was not made an issue state by
either party. Republicans abused
Tammany aud Democrats abused
Tlatt. The people had no digni
fied issue to make a fight for, and
thousands of them remained at
home. In Iowa and Massachusetts
the tariff was also ignored and if
Mr. Taylor can find that the M'Kin
ley tariff caused republican defeat
he must give tlv; people credit for
In contrast to Mr. Taylor's view is
one by the lion. Andrew D. White,
which shows much more common
cense. Mr. White pays: "The
victory in Ohio seems to me to be
very significant. The republican
party stood firmly for right niul
justice in notional affairs, and they
were rewarded with victory." Mr.
White's reasoning will commend
itself to observant, every -day pec
pie of every political creed. The
fict that the only place v here the
tariff was made the issue gave
republicans a victory certainly
doe3 not indicate that that issue
in unfavorable to the republican
.party. Inter Occau.
SHALL WE MANUFACTURE?
As the veins roll ly the fact
steudil filing ground that tlir
Western as well as the Iv.t tern ;
Btatcs are adapted to manufuctur-!
l ing; nnl n 1h? perio 1 several
(? been located in ! Cuss couuty .as belt
the public spirited tIC rowintf 0f a.t.ls
are throwing out!80i f alive co
iJtIj,ine4(, mcll are throwing out ;
rrrannlinir hooks for a still further '
divers lication of industry. Andu.Btify tlilt (,il(,s COunty sugar
the fact that thus far such attempt-"
have been eminently successful. I
together with the abundant assur-
ance that our soil is admirably ;
adapted to the production of raw
material, should furnish an incen-i
five to persevere and furnish assur- j
ance that within a few years manu-1
facturing might be made a paying factory here, thus materially bene
industry. Now what cities will re-. tjuiti our little city and surround
ceive the greatest advantages ac- inir country.
cruing from these industries? Ti e j
only answer is, those thai secure , year oIIZ.IJkU pounds of sugar,
their location. Forward move- which WiW trifle less than one
mentsof this kind h ive resulted in tCvciith of total amount of
the establishment of indusiries at! hUgar imported to ibis conn
Grand Island, Beatrice, Fremont, j ,ry Tni!j great amount of
Kearney and other towns, of no Hllw-al.( a certain season of the
better facilities than possessed I y vcill. at K.a,t) i.s controled by a
Hattsmoutl- and if our busine. a , U(lvjKll 11K,t,poi . iu consequence
men would awaken to a reali.ati. n ! o1 wllid, xveaie C(pclled to pay
of the import of this exten- j vxiiuruiiaiil prices for what we con-
Mint! of iilflilufrt fitwl f..l . ....
low it up with a determined and
persistent attempt to succeed, t lift e
need be little fear that we shall
keep up with the procession.
Ilico. Hi'RKOWS says the attempt
of the democrats to help the inde
pendents nut did more harm than
good, and declares that the denii -crats
mostly voted for Post. Well,
well, we admit that the efforts of
the democrats to help the indepei
dents seared the most of 'em back
to the republican party, and there
fore did more harm than good.
Hut we deny that most of the dem
ocrats voted for Post. Hut we
won't quarrel about it, Hro. Bur
rows. The (Ileum is over. The
hope that the people of Nehra.'ka
had sense and manhood enouu'h to
come out of the wet has gone like n
beautiful dream. We go back to
the solid foundation rock of democ
racy, and, Uro' Hurrows, we don't
know where you'll go, but we have
a haunting fear that, politically
speaking, you'll go to the devil.
You might as well. Your fanners
got scared and ran like sheep at the
sight of a wolf when they heard ti c
blood and thunder rainmakers of
the republican party get up and
howl about the Hag. Most of the
leaders of your party were men
who could'nt get anything iu their
own, and they simply went off
n.vhile to enhance their value and
get good offers to rfturn. -Lincoln
"Evidently TliK IIi:uAt,r dii not
consult Cangressman IJryau befote
penning the above."
AN ELOQUENT HECUKE.
Hon. Joseph Ady, iu a recent
speech at .Manhattan, Kansas gave
the calamity agitators of that ta'.e
an eloquent rebuke. He said:
"Kansas i all right! She is a
miracle of progress! She is a sun
flower whose jev?l center is eur
rounded by petals of gold. In a
quar'cr of a century she has given
homes to a million aud a half of
people. Sixteen million acres of
laud have been laid under the plow,
aud the farm products of Kansas
this year the surplus of Kansas is
worth 51(K),lXiO,(H.) this minute.
More than the total output of silver
and gold annually in the United
Slates. Ami every dollar of this
magnificent crop has free coinage
in the market aud the mint of the
whole world. Our property is
worth to-day a billion, three hun
dred and ninety millions of dollars.
Our fro; m-IiooI is unpanillcd by
any on earth. Our colleges and
higher educational institutions
are a matter of golry to every Kan
B.isan; our prisons, asyems and
eleemsoynary institutions maal; the
generous conduct of the state of
Kansas toward the unfortunate.
Kansas is all right; all she needs
is to have the truth told about her.
Call in the vile horde of conspira
tors that are trotting over the
nation at a salary of $.",(00 a year!
Pull down from high places cow
ard that dares to asperse her good
name. Lash from the temple of
justice with a scorpion whip every
man who degrades the mantal of
justce; put your keeping in the
hands of honorable men; go to
work and develop the munificent
resources that God and nature have
placed in your power, and Kansas
in future as in the past, will be in
vincible in war, iti peace progress
ive, matchless supreme."
Matters in the police court have
been exceptionally quiet the past
week. This is due, doubtless, to a
great extent, to the cfiicieacy of our
police court. Then, too, it is
deemed a decidedly expensive lux
ury to appear in Judge Archer's
court, a those who have "indulged "
can testify. A vigilant police force
and a court in which justice will be
meted out to the transgressor can
not but conduce to the preservation
of good order.
THE BEET -U INDUSTRY.
A few week since TliK IlEKALD
,ulli.-lieil u statement from a for
mt.r KUj,iir eP, grower in Grrmany,
wlt W1M , Cass county visiting
f, jends, to the eiiect that the soil of
' I'fillnlr 'A ...1 Itt-IL-r :li1uiktil Ilk
' - I
f ii it W't 4 (I d
80i f alive country. Those
wild viiit..i1 ittr imi,itr fiiir fim
beets were placed on exhib.tion
w,j,.i,f fr j,,,. quality, could
rarely be excelled. This should not
uv stimulate our fanners to a
diveiHiticatiou of their products,
ijUt our ,.ublic spirited business
,IU.M Km,uld take the necessary
mep to hl.cure the location of a
The 17 uiied States produced last !
slime. Aovvr Willi Hie encourage
ment o.lercd ly il'e provisions of the
.McKiuley turiii law there is no
reason vliy, with proper exertion,
Uiis tlignr could nol be produced
in America, thus rendering oi.r-
selves iiidcpciipcut ot the iiionnp
ol), diversify our industry ai.d
give additional employment to
American lalior. I he following
from the Omaha lice with reft r
e.tce to beet sugar production will
be tound interesting:
"The phenomenal growth of the
beet sugar industry in the United
States during the last four years is
attracting attention as giving
prominc of a time, not very remote,
when the domestic production of
sugar will be equal to the demand.
1'he official statistics show that in
LVii the total prouiiclion of the beet
sugar in thi-. country amounted to
only -MLUM pound.-; in 1SSS the total
had increased to about Il.liM.iM)
pound, and iu J Ss'.l to about O.O.H),0,K)
pounds. In lv.l) three factories
were iu operation two in Califor
nia aud o.ie iu Nebra.k.i and the
total output was about 8,iK),UKi
pounds. This year the number of
factories has been doubled, there
now being three iu operation in
California, two in Nebraska aud
one iu Utah, anil it is estimated
that the total production will
amount to about ".." X),0l)0 pounds, of
which Nebraska will furnish one
fourth. Licenses have been grant
ed to a beet sugar company in
Pennsylvania and another iu Vir
ginia. Thirteen thousands acres of
laud were occupied in the cultiva
tion of the sugar beet this year.
"Keferring to the highly satis
factory results that have come from
the effort to promote the sugar in
dustry in the United States, the
secretary ot agriculture in his
annual report remarks thai there
seems to be no reason why we
should not look forward with con
fidence to the day when the one
hundred millions of dollars paid
by Americans to foreign producers
will be turned into the pockets of
our own people. There is nothing
particularly optimistic in such a
view. It is estimated that the
pp'sent annual coiisiuningcapacily
of the United States for sugar and
molasses is in the neighborhood of
'J.UjcI.UoO tons. It is by no mean
impossible to bring the production
up to litis demand within the t.ext
twenty years, and at the rate of
progress made during the last four
years domestic production would
overtake consumption in a much
shorter time than twenty years. Is
it unreasonable to expect that for
several years at least such a rate of
progress will be made? Under
existing conditions the stimulus to
it is strong, greater, indeed, than
iu almost any other industry.
"At the prices now paid the culti
vation of the sugar beet is profit
able. The manufacture of sugar is
also prolituble. The government
bounty is on additional incentive.
If this Fhull be continued it is en
tirely safe predict that within the
next five years the beet sugar in
dustry will have expanded to
twenty times its present propor
tions, and may realize tn even
great growth within thut time. The
territory for such a development of
this industry as would supply the
demand of our own people is ample.
Nebraska alone has land enough
available for growing sugar beets
eoiial iu Quality to the best prod
uced elsewhere to supply perhaps
a tenth of the domestic demand.
"The statistics of whr.t has been
accomplished in the brief time
since the beet sugar industry was
Minried in the failed States suirirest
ilu vi.--doni and exnedicnev of
giving every proper and practic
al ai 1 and encouragement to the
industry. Its development means
the remunerative employment ot a
vast amount of capital and labor, a
source of great benefit to the fami
ne interest ot a number oi states,
and our ultimate independence of
foreign countries for a supply of
one of the ucccasancs.
World's Fair Note.
Hawaii, otherwise the Sandwich
Islands, has decided to make an ex
hibit at the exposition.
The national farmers' congress,
at its recent session at Sedulia, Mo.,
heatily indorsed the world's
tf".l til I. t fn vfiAu!(in
It is announced in the Herlin
newspapers that the entire organi-
nation of the Imperial Opera Co. of
, Herlin, Germany, will come to
' Chicago in 1803 to give operatic
performances in the music hall to
: be erected iu the exposition
A committee of the Iowa state
teachers' association, having in
j charge the matter of an educational
exhibit for the next meeting of the
association, which shall form the
basis for the exhibit at the world's
fair, has adopted the following out
line for the display: Hlanks show
ing the school organization, text
books by Iowa authors, work of
state colleges and public schools,
work of industrial and charitable
schools, work of denominational
schools and colleges, photographs
of school buildings and schools at
work, statistical tables, apparatus.
cabinets, library exhibits, and his
Weopmy Wwier item.
Fr. n the EmjtK
Mayor Adams donated his entire
salary as mayor to the suspension
K. K. Day started for Chicago hut
Saturday to attend the fat stock
show, he will be gone a w ek.
The handsome residence of S. W.
Orton is almost completed. Steve
is anxious to move so as to get the
full benefit of that suspension
bridge that Dick is building.
The public school will give their
first entertainment in the opera
bouse on Wednesday evening Nov.
2."). The attraction heretofore oll'ei
id will be increased by many new
aud pleasing features.
There will be a grand shooting
match at the farm of Mr.
Caiiiiday, Tuesday, Nov. 24. Live
birds, trap aud sweepstakes shoot
ing will be the oider of the day.
The fun begins at 1) a. m. This
will be a splended opportunity for
lovers of the sport to tret a turkey
for Thanksgiving. Lverybody in
vited. Fire destroyed the residence of
John Copple west of Wabash, last
Friday afternoon. Mrs. Copple had
gone to town to do some trading
while John was at work husking
corn. Neighbors hastened to the
place as fast as possible but nr
rived to late to save anything. The
cause of the fire is eveloped iu
mstery. Mr. J. Copple, of this cit?
sent word to his son to come dowt
and he would divide with him.
Monday, in a spirit of rivalry.
Chester Hums and IM Ward each
husked and hauled to the crib just
100 bushels of corn. The boys com
menced at half past five and
stopped at half past seven, taking
three-quarters of an hour nooning
The contest took place on M. J
Hums' farm an I is pretty good
work. Eagle Eaglet.
Growth of Nebraska Towns.
The following table taken from
the official report of the census
returns for 18J.I aud ISS;), show the
tremendous gains made and the
relative standing of the chief cities:
PJl'tLAHOM AMI 1 AN OF MU'.UAlkA
1 'Mivtli;... ..llM'J I 1 Oni-hd .ITtc
i 1,1' r in ii IM l.iiii'i.ln 13 mu
.i i.c line
It 4 il
.1 ,N li. I Itv...
4 Has t,, ...
rv i'br it v ..
4 I Uil'M'i u, Ii.
fi Kp hi -tit ....
i: tirni it l'il..
7 llMsliims ....
t l'i iii'l'P ....
;i (ir.ti bus....
In Ki'iiiM y ....
I.' iiirlnirry.. .
1 ; tMnl.'lk ... .
II Nil tit I'luilu
F IV. 1
8 -mi U t iinlia H ''
I Cr.iiiil ts'it.. 7 .Mi'
In I n hid;. I n.M7
tl V.iK 341
12 i iilii'iilin-.. , :i I it
t:l Nn )i I'll tt :uv.5
14 Nulf.ilk :i Oil
15 K;l)ltIIIV i! t.:w
li) llultlnu''.... I
It will be observed that great
gains have been made; some how.
ever have made greater strides than
others. Beatrice it will be observed
has risen from the eighth to the
third place iu the list. Hastings
has come up from the seventh to
tlc fourth. Kearney lias come up
from the tenth to the seventh place.
York nearly trebles her population,
holding her former position,
the eleventh place. It will also be
observed that Plattsmoitth falls
from the fourlh to the sixth place.
We are unable to account for this
but we believe that with the
proper exertion o f our
neoole there is little doubt
that she will assume the position
among the other towns to which
she is rightfully entitled
Stanley as nn explorer, Edison as
an inventor Miss l'lorn A. Jones ns
the discoverer of the Famous Blush
ot Kosen 'or the complexion; art
names that will be handed down as
benefactors of the race, to all re
corded time U. II. uder comes in
for his share (of the profit'-) :.s he
always keeps a big supply on hand,
, .....1. !- . ... . ...... l.ftl.lA
aim ecus ii ior . i if. ni uutuv.
An tlr-jrnntly dressed woman lately en
tered A Paris jeweler's shop anil asked to
ee some valuable gold pins. Wbile she
was examining them a man began play
ing a barrel organ before the duor. The
music sesined to annoy the lady, and
stepping to the door she threw n piece of
money to the man aud told biin to go
away, which he did at once.
Ou returning to the counter she said
that none of the pins nuited her, but that
A3 some compensation for the trouble flit
had given, she would buy a brooch. Sh
accordingly chose one, puid ten francs
for it, and was leaving the shop when tlu'
jeweler missed a diamond piu of grs;;i
valun from among those she had bee a
examing. He accordingly stopped his
customer, who seemed highly indignant,
and insisted on the jeweler's wife search
ing her. which was done, but no pin whs
The jeweler sent his sister to watch
the woman, who was seen to enter an
other jeweler's shop, and was pretending
to make a purchase when the organ grind
er made his appearance. As soon as he
began playing she ajain threw him some
money and ordered him to move on, but
the person who was watching her per
ceived that with the money she had giv
en the man a piece of jewelry. This was
at otiee made known to the police, who
arrested both, and found on the man sev
eral articles of stolen jewelry. Paris
A Woman Hurled by Txra lluntmmW.
Some years since a young woman
taamed Gardiner married iu Scotland a
lnun named Zadrean. They quarreled
and separated, and the woman afterward
married h titan named Smith. But a
short time elapsed before separation toolc
place in this ease also, and a third mar
riage was contracted with a man named
Bowhill. The partis, however, did not
reside long together, the woman from
that time forward living alone. Tues
day she poisoned herself, the body beins
found in bed the next morning.
At the coroner's inquest, when ft Ver
dict to that effect was returned, it was
stated that Zadrean had not been found,
but Smith ami Cowhill were in attend
ance. The latter produced his certifi
cate of marriage and claimed the cer
tificate of death. After discussion a
compromise was arrived at. Smith tak
ing the coroner's certificate, and the two
men agreeing to share the cost of the
funeral, while it was arranged to bury
tlio woman in the name of Zadrean,
i.lias Smith, alias Bowhill. Loudon
Householders who may never have
Required the habit of laying in a winter's
supply of coal in summer or fall, and
whoso regrets for failing to do so are
heard with the regularity of the annual
advent of cold weather, may stop repin
ing. It is true economy to buy little
coal at a time. Coal men will tell you
that this fuel rapidly loses iu quality.
The gases pass off by exposure or some
thing of that kind, and with them the
heating power diminishes. There is one
thing, however, that is a necessity iu
making tho most of this kind of thrift.
The coal bought in small quantities
should be taken from fresli shipments.
There is no profit in buying coal that
may have lain for weeks in a rard. It
should come fresli from the cars in order
to get the K'st service out of it. New
CI.im rilllnj for Trrtti.
Persons who object to the conspicttons
ness of gold filling when it is placed in
the front teeth may now have their den
tints use u snbstance which resembles
the teeth so closely in color that its pres
ence can be detected only by a close and
careful examination. This new filling is
a kind of glass and is the invention of a
German. It was put on tho market only
a short time n,o. 1ml it has been usee"
emmgh to prove that the idea is a capi
tal one. The glass 'comes in tho form of
a sand, which is made of nine different
tints. These hues range from a bright
white through virions yellows to a kind
of pale piii- Generally a set of teeth
wiil have mvmt the color of one of ten
kinds ( f Hand, br.t to have the two ex
actly tho Fame n may be necessary to
mix two shades.-New York Tribune.
tlrtinn"!- AiImI for Taking Cotil.
John 11. Tavlor, of Nashville, Inl
whib traveling on the Wabash railway
Irombt. Louis to fitanberry in October, '
lSSD.contniciednoild through the negli
gence of the railroad company in not
having the car properly heated. Tiio
cold culminated in an attack of rheuma
tism, which has crippled him for life. For
this he brought su.t against the com
pany for $10,000 damages. Judge Good
man, in the circuit conrt, sustained a
demurrer to the evidence of the plaintiff.
An appeal will be taken to tho supreme
court. Cor. St. Louis Republic,
Matnn Ii m Croat State.
Down in Deer Isle the other evening
the village barber asked a young lady to
attend a hop wita bun. The young lady
very properly went to get her mother's
consent. Her mother took her one sida
and told her she could go if she would
get the barber to agree to do ber (the
young lady') father's barbeting this
winter free. TVe have not heard what
arrangement has been made, says tho
correspondent Who tells the story, but
think everything was all right, for tho
girl went. Bangor Commercial.
October fairly outdid itself in the Ver
mont monntains. The crimson foliage,
the balmy temperature, tho hazy atmos
phere, till have combined to make the
l::st three weeks of the month the most
delightlul experienced there for inanj
A recent err.ption on the sun's face
was photographed and lasted for fully
fif.etn minutes. Its nngnlar height
i'vr.vrid it to be a disturbance causing
the vapors to ascend fully BO.OOO milis.
. The youngest teacher on record is said
to lie an eleven-year-old boy in Kansas,
who, it is claimed, baa been rectmtly
granted a cwtiiicat.
FOOLED BY M0S3Y.
fti Confederal Cueri I' Gat the federal
PitMirurtl Binl 31le m lUld.
'The man with the coolest nerrej
Ter met." said Colonel A. E. Seifei
who whs in a reminiscent mood, "w
Colonel John S. Mosby. I vas a hifi
private at Harper's Ferry when tra
place was captured by Stonewall Jack
son in 1863. After waiting for some time
for our exchange we were ordered down
to Fairfax Court House. Va.. where ws
were on the lookout for Mosby.
-One cold, clear night in February,
18CJ, I was ou picket duty on the War
reuton road. I had post two. I was
walking my post almost on the double
quick, trying to keep warm, when 1
heard a troop of cavalry coming down
the Warrenton road at a quick trot
They were stopped by the man on pos
one all right, and then came down on in.
post. When they came close enough V
mo 1 halted them. -
"'Frieads with the counterign,' was
the answer to my challenge.
" 'One man dismount and advance
with the countersign, was my next com
"A well dressed officer dismounted
and advanced to the point of my bayo
n.ir nmi nivu rnu I'nnnroraifn -.1 'iiii'tii'! s
"Countersign correct.' I shouted!
"There were about three hundred of
them: a motley crew lu appearance, but
they were a jolly lot, singing, talking
and laughing. They passed on, and in
due time I was relieved and soon was
"Early the next morning the seargent
of the gaard roused me np and told me
1 was wanted at headquarters. In
charge of an orderly I went. When 1
got there the man who was on post one
was ahead of me. U; was ushered into
the presence of General Alexander
Hayes, our commanding ofiieer, and
Wi.en lie came out I went in.
" 'You had post two at last iiiglitr
demanded the general.
"'I had. sir.'
" 'Tell me about the troop of cavalry
that passed your post.'
"I told him wlt had happened.
"Well.' be said grimly, 'you did it,
and he dismissed me.
"I discovered pretty soon that the men
I had passed were Mosby's command,
with Mosby at their head. They had
ridden through the entire cnnip. taken
the tent of one of the general officer?,
mounted it tm a mule and escaped with
It to tlie Confederate lines.
'IJow thil ho get the password? Y
found out that afterward. At one
the outposts was the rawest kind of
raw recruit, hile lie was on pickt
untyamaii dressed m a captain's un1
'orm. with the red sash of the ofilcer of
the day across his breast, approached
him l!e challenged and the officer ro
apondrd. ' 'Officer of tho day with the counter
rfgn.' ' 'Advance and give the countersign.'
"The ofilcer advanced and gave a words
which was not the correct ono.
" 'That s not riirht.' said the spnUnnf
and you can't pass.
"After considerable wranslinz. th,
.fleer insisted that bis word was right,
l, exclaimed angrily, 'What word havs
yon got? Tiie man said, 'The sergeaut
Of tllA fri'irfl irtit-A ma tlia 14 T..
maica."' and nobody can pass without it.'
" Tho officer was no other than Mosby
himself. Ho had all he wanted, and,
waiting for night, got his men together
and made the successful raid.
"For cool nerve it beat anything I
ever heard of." New Yorlc Herald.
The llrst Joke.
As I was having Pittsburg I was ap
proached by a young man who, after
giving me his card, thanked me most
earnestly for my lecture of last night; in
fact, ho nearly embraced mo.
"I never enjoyed myself 60 much iP l
my life," ho said. V
1 grasped his hand.
I am glad," 1 replied, "that my linm
blet ffort pleased you so much. Nothing
is more gratifying to a lecturer than to
know ho ha3 afforded pleasuro to hia
"Yes," he said, "it gave me immen
pieas.ire. lou see, i am cngageu lo ij
married to a girl in town. All her family
went to your show, aud I had the girl
ut homo all to myself. Oh! 1 had such ft
good lime! Thank you bo inucht- Do;
lecture hsro ng iin soon."
And after wishing mo a pleasant jour
ney he left. I was glad ti know I left
nt least one friend and admirer behind
me in Pittsburg. Max O'ttell.
A Little Like ait In Ml It,
"See many of my paragraphs or sto'
in the exchanges?" asked tho funny man
of the exchange editor.
"Haven't noticed," returned tho ex
change editor. "I've seen a good many
things credited to the paper, but haveu't
looked to see whether they were
dog fights, weather items or some of
yonr gems. Want mo to cut yours out
and lay 'em aside for you?"
"Oh, no; I wonldu't pnt yon to so
much trouble," said the funny man.
"No trouble at all," asserted tho ex
change editor, y
Tho funuy man went back to hlsdes
thought over tho matter for a inkints
and then hrew a paperweight at the ex
change editor. Chicago Tribune.
Glevea Not Hade of Rat Sklua.
It has often been said that the glove
makers of Paris make nso la their trade
of the skins of rats which aro caught in
the sewers, but thij is denied. Certainly
tho material would not la? st rong enough
to successfully counterfeit tho kid, unless
it were for the thumb parts only, which
are generally of a thinner and "different
kind of leather from the rest. KiiirL'PS-
tion has bten made that a trade raiglit
be opened with the Chinese for the h'iic i
of the rats which they eat. a3hm
, Bmoke is finding itschampions ia Eng
land, notwithstanding the efforts made
to prevent its diffusion iu the atmosphere.
is a powerful utodiTir.er, and us such, is
a blessing rather t uau a nuiaancs.
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