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. V. Marshal.!, P. JL
GEORGE H, SMITH. Mayor.
WILLIAM H. t'l'SHLNU, Treasurer.
J. l. BlMrsOA, Cy Clerk.
WILLtTT lo'lTE OElt. Police Judse.
B. B. WINDHAM, City Attorney.
P. B. MUKPHY, Chief of Police.
P. MoCANN. Overseer of Streets.
C. KXEHNKK, Chief of Fire Dept.
S. H. KiCUMONu, Ch'n Board o Health
1st Ward Wm . Herold, U. M. Bons,
2nd Ward J. M. Patterson. J. H. Fairfield.
3rd Ward M. B. Murphy, J. K. Murrlson.
4tb Ward P. D. Lehnhoff. P. McCallan.
JESSE B. 8TBODE. J. W. BARNES.
M. A. HABTIO 4.N Wm. WINTERaTEEN.
L, D. BENNETT, V. V. LEONARD,
7itmaterJXO. W. MARSHALL.
W. 1L NEWELL, County lreasurer.
J.W. JEN.N INtid, County Cicrk.
J, W. OHNSON. County Judge.
K. W. HVEhU. Sherifi.
CYRCS AXION, Sup't of Pub. Instruction.
G. W. FAIRFIELD, County Surveyor.
r. P. GA3i. Coroner.
JAMES CRAWFORD. South Bend Precinct.
SAM'l. RICHARDSON. ML Pleasant Precinct.
A. H. TODD, Piattsinoutb
hkitles having - business with the County
CommlMlonvis, will find them in session the
Klnt Monday and Tuesday of eacb month.
BOA RI OF TRADE.
FRANK CARRUT11, President.
J. A. CONNOR. HENRY B.ECK, Vice-Presidents.
WM. 8, WISE, Secietary.
FBED. GOB DEB, Treasurer.
RMrniar meetings of the Board at the Court
House. the first Tuesday evening of each month.
J. F. BAUME1STER
Fnmlsnes Fw, Ture Ibilk
Special calls attended to, and Fresh Milk
from same furalbd when wanted. ly
Fltur, Corn Mai & Fftd
PlsttMaonth Telephone Exehanre.
1 J. P. Younpt, residence.
2 Bennett & Lewis, storr.
3 M. B. Murphy & Co.,
4 Bonner Ktables.
D Coanty Clrk's offlce.
0 E. B. Lewi, residence.
7 J. V. Weckbach, store.
8 Wentcrn Lnioii relgraph omre,
9 1). II. Wheeler, residence.
10 1 1. . Campbell, "
14 K. U. WlnJnani, "
15 Jco. Wayuian, "
IS J. W. JhiiiiIuk. "
17 W. S. Wise, ulllce.
18 Morrlfuiey Bros., office.
19 W K. Carter, store.
20 O. W. Fairfield, re I 1 en co.
21 M. B Murphy,
22 D. II. Wheeler & Co . ofllce.
23 J. P. Taylor, rpsldence,
24 Flmt National Bank.
25 P. K. Runner's ofHee.
W .1. P. YounK, store.
28 Perkins House.
2 R. W. llyr. renluenee.
31 .luunial office.
32 Fail field's ice office.
34 Hkkai.d Pub. Co office.
3' J.N. Wine, residence.
36 M. M. Chapman, "
37 W. D. lonea,
a A. N. Sullivan, "
39 H. K. Palmer,
40 W. II. bcliildkoecht. office.
41 Sullivan & Wooiey,
42 A. W. McLauglilio. residence.
43 A. Patterson, livery.
44 C. M. Holmes, "
45 L. D, Bennett. residence.
46 iieo. t. Smith, oftlce.
47 L. A. Moore, florst.
49 J, W. Barnes, residence.
60 R. R. Llviiiuton, office,
307 J. V. Weckltacli, residence.
335 Chaplain WriRht,
340 W. 11. bcblidkuecht
346 Ceo. M Hinltli, "
350 It. R, LivliiK"ton. '
315 C. C. Ballard,
The switch board connects Plattsmouth with
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moDt. Lluc4lo. Omaha Klkhorn Ktatlon.
Papmion. opriuKneld, iAuisvllle South Bend
C A. MARSHALL,
(Successor to Clutter & Marshall.)
Preservation of natural teeth a s eclalty.
L'ses Nitruus Oxide (ias.
Offlce lu PitZKerald Block, - liattsinoutli. Neb,
SMITH & UEESO.V,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Will practice In all
the Courts In the state. Office over Fl ret Na
tional Bank. 4yl
PLATTSMOUTH - NEBRASKA.
1U. A. HALISBUB V.
ytlice over Smith. Black & Co's. Drue Store
First class dentistry at reasonable prices, 231 y
JI. SIKAIIK, 91. ..
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Offlce on Main
.street, between Sixth and Soventh, south side
umce open uay anu aignt
COUNTY PH V8ICIAX.
Special attention given to diseases of women
anu ciiuuren 2ltl
M. O DONOHOE
ATTORNEY AT LAW & NOTARY PUBLIC.
PLATTSMOUTH. - NEBRASKA
Agent for Stcnmslilp lines to and from Europe
It. K. L1VIXUMTUX, 31. f
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
OFFI HOURS, from 10 a. m., to 2 p. ni.
cxamui.r.c aurgeon lor u. . pension.
DR. H. 3I1L.L.K11,
PHYSICIAN 4ND SURGEON,
Can be found by calling at his office, corner 7ti
and Main Streets, in J. U. Waterman's house.
JAM. H. 3IATIIEWM
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
JUic-e over Baker et At wood's store, south sil
01 Main between 6th and tth streets. 21tf
J. B. MTKOUK.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in a
me Courts in the Mate.
District ALLoriity and Xutary Public.
WDib M. WISH.
COLLECTION'S H. S2i:C2HZ.2 2.
ATTORNEY AT UW. Real F-state. Fire lu
urauce and Collection Agency. Office Unlo.
block. Plattsmouth Nebraska. 22m3
i. h. viiki:l.kk a. co.
LAW OFFICE. Beal Estate, Fire and Lilt 1
snrance Agents. Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Ci -lectors,
tax -payers. Have a complete abtrat
01 titles. Buy aud sell real estate, ueg )tia
plans, tie. is 1
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Wl prastlce id Ca.
ud adjoining Counties ; gives rpecia:atteoti ;
to collections and abstracts of title. Office 1
Fitzgerald Block. Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
J. C AC1VDERRY,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Has his offlce in the front part of his residence
on Chicago Avenue, where ne may be found ii
readiness to attend 1.0 the duties of the 01
ROBERT II. VI1HIAM,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Offlce over Carruth's Jewelry Store.
Plattsmouth. - Nebrask
M. A. HARTIGAIM,
L A W Y E B .
Fitzgerald's Block, Plattsmouth Nk-
Prompt and careful attention to a generx
A. H. SULLIVAN.
Attorney and - Counselor
OFFICE In the Union Black, front roonv
second story, sous Prompt attention given t
all business . mar25
BOYL & LARSEW,
Contractors and -Builders.
Will give estimates on all kinds of work. Any
orders left at the Lumber Yards or Post
Office will receive promot attention
for barns and large buildings a specialty.
For refetencw apply to J. P. Young, J. V. Wee
Dili or U. A Water man & Son. dw
C. A. WRSSlEY & CO'C
DEST lit THE MARKET.
Mado OXjLYot Vegetable Oil
and 1'ure Ueel Tallow,
To Induce housekeepers to giTe this Soap
a trial, with each bar nri rrr
Thi3 offer l'i made for a short time only
and should tx. taken advantage of at ONCE.
We WARRANT this Soap to do more wash
In? with creator ease than any soap in the
market. Ii has no EQUAL for use in hard
and cold water.
rYOUR GROCER HAS IT.
ESans'aoturers 9f Standard Caumlr
n Tolfat Ccn94 . . ,
A Characteristic Letter Alxut Old
Bachelors, 0 aa Wollfl, etc.
'Mary Jano-1 in Louiville Courier-JoiiniaL
I also omittod to moution another iroinJ
ncnt feature in SteuU'iiviUe. This is social
and easily remediable, Lut it stays just the
same all the year around. I refer to old
bachelors. The town is full of them, and I
never saw a town in which there were girls
better adapted in every way to destroy bach
elorhood. They are sensible, practical, eco
nomical, smart, good-looking and well-fixed,
and yet the bachelor thrives. They are great
beaux, too, and the way they mode eyes at
me and even tried to squeeze my hand "for
old acquaintance sake," they said, was some
thing blood-curdling. I don't like bachelors.
They ore one of the few things tho great
Creator never made a place for, and their
lives, usually, are as aimless as a gun without
"What are you growling about T said
Dickey. "You are an old maid."
"I know it," said I, "and I'm proud of it.
But old maids are usef uL Thoy can help the
world along in various ways, and some of
the sweetest, quietest characters I have ever
known are unmarried women whose livos
have been one long sacrifice to the happiness
"Don't bachelors ever do that way V said
"Once iu one hundred thousand times."
said I, "and the rest of 'em live only to have
what they call a good time."
"Don't they have it f said ahe.
Tbey don't look like it," said I, 4when
they happen to get caught in a place where a
woman's ministration would be worth every
thing to them."
fSkip out, all ye old bachelors,
Give up your aimless lives;
Go scout around among the girls,
And get you wholesome wives.
But if you fail to make a -match,
Just take this word from me;
Tht girls don't think you're any catch,
fck go and climb a tree.
Now to get at what I really want to talk
about. I went down to WelLsburg, IV. Va.,
and Brilliant, Ohio., just opposite, and seven
miles below Steubenville, to see the natural
gas wells recently opened at those places.
Years ago say twenty-five thoy found gas
up at New Cumberland, W. Va., eleven
miles above Steubenville, while boring for
oil, and it has been used there ever since for
manufacturing purposes. Later they found
it at East Liverpool, Ohio., ten miles further
up, the second greatest pottery manufactur
ing point in the United States, Trenton, N.
J., being the first. Here thirty or forty
wells have been sunk, the town is lighted by
it, the gas being burned all day, as it is
cheaper than to hire men to turn it off and
on, and it is used in heating houses and also
in the potteries. Its flow is lessening, how
ever, and other fuel is being substituted.
For a long intarval the gas-well business was
put on the shelf, but several months since a
well six inches in diameter was sunk at
Welkburg, and at 1,310 feet a vein was
struck, and until the day I was there the in
flaniable stuff poured out and a huge flame
poured out day and night.
"How much gas has escaped there?" said
Dickey, as we looked at it.
"Enough," said I, "to supply all the life
insurance agents, editors and traveling sales
men in the United States for a hundred years
and still leave enough for a light for the
others to read their dead confreres' epitaphs
"How about your letters?" said she.
"Don't mention it," said I.
A workman told me at the Wellsburg well
that tho pressure, when partly shut off, was
300 pounds to the square inch. It was so
strong that they hod to let it waste for
months because if they shut it off it would
blow all the tubing out of the well. An hour
after we were there it was turned on the town
and was to be used for b'ghting purposes.
Several smaller pipes had been connected
with it for some time, and they supplied two
or three glass and other factories with f ueL
Over at Brilliant the Spaulding iron works
are being built, and the projectors thought
they might get cheap fuel, so they put down
a well the same size as the Wellsburg, and at
exactly the same depth they struck it, and
their iron works stock popped np 10 per cent.
better than a protective tariff, you see. Mr.
Chas. Spaulding showed us this well, and to
give us some idea of the pressure, he shut it
down until the flame was about as big as an
apron, and in three-quarters of a minute
turned it on full, and the flame shot out fifty
feet or more with a roar and a rush like a
cyclone, and gave me such a nervous shock
that I thought the gate had come unfastened
and the old Harry himself would come walk
ing right out of that pipe in five minutes.
But he didn't come and I became calm. It is
estimated that this gas as fuel will directly
and indirectly represent a saving to the new
works of from $60,000 to $75,000 a year. It
is the best friend to the free trade theory yet
The Spaulding well is open all the time,
and will be for four months yet, by which
time the works will be ready to use it. At
night the whole country is lighted by it.
It is really a wonderful thing, and useful is
no name for it. Already a new well is goine
down at Wellsburg, one at Mingo, two at
Steubenville, and several in the vicinity of
Wheeling. Nearly all of these will be used
in the manufacture of iron. The Upper Ohio
valley has taken a boom on the strength of it.
"Couldn't they get gas at Louisville to help
business there?" asked Dickey, innocently.
"I think not," said I.
"Why?" said she.
"Well," said I, "it is found 400 feet below
the surface at East Liverpool, and twenty
seven miles down the river it is 1,310 feet
down. Figuring on this basis, it would at
Louisville, which is about 523 miles further
down the river, be found about 16,500 feet be
low the surface, rather further down than any
borings have yet been made. However, my
dear, this is not authentic, and may be slight
This is a pleasant town, the county seat of
Brooke county, and has a population of 3,000,
more or less. It has two newspapers, banks,
paper mills, glass factories, good stores, nice
homes, and in the earlier days was an exceed
ingly aristocratic Virginia town. It is a
sleepy old place, and the most striking thing
I saw there besides the gas well was a bald
headed old merchant trying to get one girl
out of a buggy so he oould, as he said, "drive
Mary around the town." "Mary" was the
other girl in the buggy.
"Wasn't that all right?" said Dickey.
"No," said L
"Why not?" said she.
"Because," said I, "I hate to see a pretty
girl wasting her sweetness on the desert
Seven miles back of Wellsbarg,. over one of
the most beautiful drives in West Virginia,
is Bethany college, dear to all Kentuckiana
as the home of Alexander Campbell, whose
name made into Campbellite, almost usurped
the title of Christianity. He was a noble
man, and that his memory and deeds are
rovered does all honor to those who acknowl
edged bis leadership. Garfield's name is also
closely allied with Bethany, and two such
names as Campbell and Garfield are honors
to be proud of to the end of all time.
This sparkling village, opposite Wellsburg,
is taking a fresh start on the strength of the
new iron-works, gas, etc, and town Jots are
so high that the surveyor has to climb upon
a ladder to lay them off. As a town, Bril
liant isn't very much yet. It used to bo
called Lagrange, but this hadn't enough
sparkle, and Brilliant was adopted. As a
name, I think Brilliant is about the best one
in the list for a town. The village has one
or two saloons. I don't speak of this as any
thing unusual, but merely mention it to ask
why is it that a saloon seems to be so much
more necessary to a man than salvation?
Women dont havo to have saloons, and why
rata do I cant understand,
' ''Wwjjfcti ttofc t kfvfo wires. said Dickdv.
1 1" And men don't have husbands," said I,
with wnul trim
Ppeaking of bachelors, I should mention
). f nijulH mv llttl aide trin to Wellsbunr
and Brilliant with only lour of them, and
their combined ages run up prewy noariy in
tho neighborhood of 200 years. They were
all prime follows, too; just the very kind to
make a 3'oung woman think matrimony
rnnnvmniM with hoftVMl.
"Don't thev aluvavs think thatf1 said
"There vou co atraln." said L "Of course
thv think it- Ijut tha thousht dosen't alway
pan out, as it were, and while the synonym
still befrins with an IL the other letters don't
mnlcA thn wnnl nut to In heaven exact! V."
The country all about these towns is beau
tiful and almost as productive on the surrace
as it is down among tho coal and gas veins.
The farmers live in handsome houses, and
they are a reading, intelligent and active
DooDle. School houses, churches and new
paiiers abound, and these are the great
"Mrv Jnn " said Diekev. "when vou eet
down to that style of matter, ain't you writ
ing against timet"
"I am," said I.
"Then quit," said she.
"I have," said I.
Beeeher Women In .Full Dress.
Forty thousand dressmakers and milliners,
with all their arts of development ana con
cealment. shaping and adornment, could not
make Mrs. Harriet Beeeher Stowe a stylish
woman. The same is true of the queen of
England, I believe, but I never had the
chance to study her, while this very week
I have had a good, leisurely, two hours' view
of the authoress of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
My conclusion is that she is a sinner against
fashion who cant possibly know that her re
deemer livetb, for the simple reason that
there is no salvation for her. She is the kind
of a woman who rises superior to clothes.
They have no modifying effect on her. The
most fashionable devices are powerless to
alter her individuality. Probably at some
time in her life she has tried to keep up with
tho procession, but it was long ago. It has
been a long time since she dropped hopelessly
to the rear of those who change uniforms
every season. It was at the celebration of
hor brother Henry's seventieth birthday, in
the Brooklyn Academy of Music, that I saw
her. She resembles him very closely
as to face, which is the some
as saying that her features are
big, deep-lined and unique. No bonnet could
bold its own in conjunction with them. The
one that was on this occasion subordinated to
them was in style, I guess, of twenty-five
years ago. The rest of her garb was equally
antiquated. Kindly and brainy enough she
looked, and, ohl how wo did cheer her when
she came to the front of a proscenium box I
But as an exponent of the fashions she was a
success only as a remote negative. By her
side sat . the wife of Henry Ward Beeeher,
carrying her 72 years as heavily as he did his
70 jauntily a bent, wrinkled, broken old
woman, but neatly and fashionably dressed
In mourning. Then, there was Beecher's
laughter Hattie, wife of the Rev. Samuel
Scovil, who is of his and Harriet's sort. She
lives in an interior New York village that is
large enough to provide competent producers
of fashionable attire, and yet she looked like
Miss Bumpkin from Bumpkinville, though a
healthy, wholesome creatures.
A Mammoth Seaside Hotel.
I went with Charles Leland to-day through
his larder below stairs at the Brighton hotel,
and it seemed to me like a vast quartermas
ter's supply warehouse on the plains. There
was flour piled up by rods, hams stretched
along by rods from beams. The larder filled
with chickens m ice, fish m ice, steaks and
chops sufficient for a regiment, and the stew
ard sat at his desk in the basement taking
down everything that anybody wanted.
"For," said the proprietor, "here is
where I make or lose." . The
wine rooms were twice "as long as
liquor stores; the kitchen was big enough to
have a sham battle m, and on the pay-roll
thus early in the season were 300 persons.
"When I have bad weather," said Mr. Le
land, "they eat my head right up; it is in
the marketing that one must save or make
himself here. I paid $4,000 to my butcher
this morning. I feed my help on beef that
costs twelve and a half cents a pound, while
these cuts that go to the customers cost
twenty-two. After all, the bar is the great
place of gam. Before the month of July
had set in I had spent $7,000, with hardly any
summer season. On a good day here I take
A Beautiful Girl Who Was Really
A lady correspondent of Meriwether's
(Memphis) Weekly saw in the asylum for the
insane at Sacramento, CaL, a very handsome
girl, with whom she became well acquainted
"I used to take walks with her, and would
almost forget my surroundings and circum
stances until my companion would release
my arm with the remark, "I must go now,
my spell is coming on.' This beautiful girl
was really two beings, now sensible, modest,
amiable, a companion to me, suddenly, by
some wonderful process, she was transformed
to a writhing, contorted lunatic. She always
knew when this change was approaching, and
retired to her room to remain until the
paroxysm had passed. When my visit was
over, and I was taking my leave of the asy
lum, this little friend shook hands with tears
in her eyes. "If you think of me at all," she
said, 'only remember me as we walked to
gether mends and happy. Flease dont,
dont think of mo as that other girl, raving
and crazy.' "
Caaeht a Back-Set.
William Winans, of Baltimore, who leases
an enormous estate in the highlands of Scot
land for sporting purposes, has failed in his
suit brought to enable him to turn the cotters
off their native heath. Sir. Winans wanted
to grow deer instead of Scotchmen on these
broad acres, but the courts have justly upheld
the rights of the inhabitants to their homes,
and they are not to be disturbed, even to
please an American snob.
Count Livonwitz "In asking for ze hand
of Miss Marrie I would zay dat I belong, sare,
to a great family in my own country.''
Paterfamilias "So I supposed. What did
you run away from it for? Why didn't you
stay and take care of it!"
?EE3 A Yonns Man's Dilemma.
Troy (N. Y.) Press.
A number of young men went bathing in
the Mohawk river at Schenectady on Sunday.
Objections had been made to their choosing
so conspicuous a place for swimming, but the
objections were ignored." After getting into
the water on the occasion, a Mr. Van Voast
swooped down upon various wearing
apparel and took it to police headquar
ters. One tall young man was more unfor
tunate than his companions, for all of his ar
ticles of clothing were taken, with the excep
tion of a paper collar and a pair of shoes,
The others bad lost their pan's and some of
them had been relieved of a shirt, but the
young man was in a distressing dilemma.
His companions donned whatever garments
they had and departed for home
in their exceedingly unique toilets.
The tall young man set his wits to
work. He secured a flour barrel, broke
the head out and got in. A paper collar, a
pair of shoes and the barrel constituted his
suit. In this manner he slunk toward home,
hiding in the fields whenever he heard the
noise of an approaching wagon. The acme
of his distressing predicament did not arrive,
however, until his unique appearance at
tracted the attention of several dogs. The
canines barked and snapped at his heels, ren
dering pedestrian ism anything but pleasant
to the occupant of the wooden suit. The tall
young man, however, trudged along, now
and then making an awkward gesture with
his legs at the canines who were howling and
snapping at bis.shasks. He. finally reached
borne and went through the back door. - The
plan of breaking up Sunday bathing by Mr.
v - will be stfcs&sgful, it Is believed-
f . . -
me of tho Peeallarltle or Ih ilra
Who Make Kowtpaprs.
' "Are editors as suiierrtitlouH as tlmuti
ftors and sailors and railroad lump axked
tlu old sulwcrilier, bitting down in a Queen
Anno chair and putting bis feet timidly
under a centre-table Inlaid with Mexican
"Yes," said tho solemn editor, "they are.
Ever since newspapers were invented by
Cadmus, journalists in ever department have
had superstitious beliefs and ideas peculinr to
their profession. Now, there's the managing
editor. If the first man who comes into tho
private ofllce Monday morning is a man who
wants to go to congress and has an editorial
article three columns long written by himself,
showing how the country is lost unless be is
nominated in a minute, the manager ix
gloomy all day because he doesn't U-lievo
that article is going in the paper. No reason
for it, you know, only he is just superstitious
enough to believe that the manuscript will be
lost in the waste-basket ten feet doep before
the auther is half way down stairs. Then
there's the leader writer. ' If he found his
pen sticking in the paste, he'd suspect Dan,
down in the office, in a minute. When ho
finds his desk opened and all his pencils gone,
he suspects the proof-reader, and when tho
paper comes out dated February 32, be sus
pects the 'make-up.' And another thing, if
he picks up a pen by the wrong end, ho will
turn it around and say something liefore he
will write with it. I've talked with him
about it, but he won't give any reason for it.
As for the news editor, do you see that
mountain of exchanges on his table? Well,
before you get down stairs that
young man will lean out of the window to
watch your appearance at the counting-room
door, and he will say: "I'll bet a dollar that
old cuss stole The I Jot, ton Transcript and The
Denver Tribune. He is superstitious about
everything that happens and every man that
comes in. He believes it bad luck to drop
the scissors down the elevator well. Did it
once, and they straddled right into both eyes
of a regular advance paying subscriber, who
was looking up to see the elevator come
down. He believes in Mascottes. Gets live
letters a week from somebody, and tho boys
believe he has one. He wont work on Sun
day or the Fourth of July. Says when a
man works on Sunday it is a sign he's lone
some. If be wants to get anything out of
the library, when he is sitting at tho desk, he
crosses the room before ho take3 down the
book. Crosses it again before he sits down.
If we run out of paper tho pressman believes
it is a sign that the paper wont be out. If a
printer asks for money before pay day it is a
sign he hasn't been on the paper quite one
week. It is also a sign that he'll never do
it again. If a pressman asks a printer for a
dollar it is a sure sign that the printer hasn't
a cent. When the foreman finds a handful
of pi in with his quoins and picks up a side
stick and starts down the room, making loud
remarks, it is a sign he is going to (and for)
the deviL Oh, a newspajier office is the
most superstitious place you can come to."
"And yourself?" said the old subscriber.
"Now do you believe in any of these things?
"I?" said the solemn editor. "Oh, I lie-
lie ve it's about time? ? ?"
The old subscriber nodded thrice, put on
his hat, rose to his feet, and the Old One and
and the Solemn One passed slowly, but not
too slowly, down the winding stairs.
Can a Bat See With Its Wings ?
Forest and Stream.
There is a singular property with which the
bat is endowed too remarkable and curious to
be passed altogether unnoticed. The wings
of these creatures ' consist of a delicate and
nearly naked membrane of great sizo, con
sidering the size of the body; but be
sides this, tho nose is, in some varieties,
furnished with a membraneous foli
ation, and in others the external membrane
ous tissues have their sensibility so high that
something like a new sense is thereby de
veloped, as if in aid of the sense of sight. The
modified impressions which the air in quies
cence or in motion, however light, communi
cates the tremulous jar of its currents, its
temperature, the indescribable conditions of
such portions of air as are in contact with
different bodies, are all apparently appreci
ated by the bat. If the eyes of the bat le
covered up, or if it be cruelly deprived of
sight, it will pursue its course about a room
with a thousand obstacles in its way, avoidin
them all, neither dashing against a wall, nor
touching the smallest thing, but threading
its way with the utmost precision and quick
ness, and passing adroitly through apertures
or inter-space of threads placed purposely
across the apartment. This endowment,
which almost exceeds belief, has been abund
Grant on Dram majors.
Long Branch Letter.
General - Grant went down on the same
steamboat' He smoked, gazed lazily on the
water, and chatted a little with several ac
quaintances, but in too trivial a manner to
be worth writing, except, possibly, when the
island site of Bartholdi's "Liberty" statue
was pointed out, and be said: "It will be a
shame if the money isn t raised for the ped
estal. I shouldn't care to travel abroad
again if that statue arrived and didnt find a
place ready to stand on." Then he listened
to a conversation about processions which
drifted to drum-majors.
"They always strike me as comical," he re
"But they are at least impressive to the
small boys," said Chauncy M. Depew, who
had joined the circle; "haven't you noticed
how the street urchins always swarm in front
of the magnificent drum-major, imitating his
gait, and the nourish of his baton? Mayor
Edson tells me that no less a bandmaster than
Gilmore came to him recently to know if
there couldn't be an ordinance to protect
drum-majors from this torment. To be the
figurehead of a procession is glorious, Gilmore
explained, but its sweetness is turned to gall
by these caricaturing urchins who invariably
trot before. The major did not think that
legislation on the subject was advisable, but
he advised that the pestered majors appeal
to the police.
Uniontown Genius of Liberty.
Passing along the McClellandtown road, in
Fayette county, I naturally looked over
toward the cemetery, and could distinctly see
the fresh earth of the new mound. Observing
something white on it, I thought it could not
be a slab, as his friends are to move him to
his pative place in Ohio, beside his father. I,
howver, solved the mystery by turning from
the tublic road into a little shady avenue
leading to the gate, where I walked on myrtle
until I reached the desired spot, and there I
saw a basket evidently fresh from the florist
bordered with blush rosebuds, each bedded
in mignonette, and then closely filled with
fragrant white lilies. I said to myself we all
have our friends.
In MmokiDg Cigarettes.
New York Sun.
That cigarette smoking may be both sooth
ing and recuperating, provided that the little
roll of tobacco is loosely held between the
Angars and pulled from time to time, is tii
opinion of the Lancet. Where injury may
be expected is in keeping the cigarettes firmly
between the lips and sucking in and retaining
all of the 1 11 co tine.
"Contempt ar C'oort."
Rocky Mountain News.
Judge Mallahey fined another man yester
day for skurrying across the tail end of the
police court room with his hat on. The judge
has a keen eye for contempt of court.
This reminds us of a story told of a Chicago
justice of the peace. A young lawyer met
this justice on the street, familiarly slapped
him on the shoulder saying, "Hello, oil cock,
how do you do r" A few days later the limb
of the law had some business before the jus
tice, and as soon as he stuck his head inside
the court-roomdoor he was find $10 for con
tempt. He denied the charge vehemently,
but was finally crushed by a recital of his of
fense and the court's assurance: "I'll tache
ye, mo lad, that this coort is an object of ccn
timpt w heniver and wrjeriver ye mry meet
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