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IVLATTSMOUTJI, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER -'.), 1887.
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iU'is IODCR No. 140. 1 O. C). I Meets
'cvery Ttieitl:iy eveuiu of each w?-l;. All
transient brothers are refpe-ctfiilly invited to
mUlO I.OIH.E NO. 81. A. ). I'. W. Meet
everv alteram Krid:iy evening at K. of I',
hall. Transient brother arc rpsiectiu!ly in
vited toiiilenii. 1K. White, Matter Workman ;
U. , aite. Foreman ; F.J Morgan. Overseer ;
J. K. Morris. Kecorder.
lMATrs.mc i ll i.odc.k N s. a. o. ir. v.
Meet very alternate Friday evcnini; at
IC'K-kwood ll:tl! at K'eliM?H. All transient broth
ers are respcetf nlly invited ;o attend. '. A.
C4'itsr;!ii-, M. W. ; S. I". llre-'ii. K're:.i in : S. C
Wli 'e. Jii'uor.ier ; S. A. Newcomer. v..tm w.
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Vee5iii-i Saturday evening.
Watcbes. Glocts, Jewelry
SpvialAt ent oa iiyeafatcli Repairing
WE WILL HAVE A
AT TUE USUAL
SMITH & BLACK'S.
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i v.nd lire-tested companies:
VniMic i i ontral-S'. ?. " s. Asets
Fir- sw: i io -PUi delnhia. "
Fr :ii!klin-P:i 1 i.'.el; hi i.
Home-.N't-W Y-i. k. "
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i.ivr;!iLond.i!i& Globe-Eng "
Surt'i . W-it: ti v Mercantile-En!? "
v ir: : i lTaion-Eu?l.l!ld. "
i ;1.! 1 F. M. -Springfield, " '
Total A3et3. $4.M 15,774
Kiiirine. r, - -Pollen
Couiicilineu, lit ward,
1AS3 CAMP NO. 332. MOHERN WOODMEN
v of Aiiicrii:.t Meets nrod and fourtli Mn
d ay veninu at K. or I', hall. All transient
broih.-r are rennested to m.-e: wiiii iik. I,. A.
N.vv -mt. Vener-ible !'iisul : '. Niles,
Worth v dvNer ; I), 1J. Siiiitu, Mx-laiiker ; W.
C. WillVtts. Clerl;.
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Latest by Telegraph.
IIOKKOWKD AND STOLEN.
Makes a Threat
Faiiis, Nov. i2S. M. Derouledo tlc
elares lie will convert the patriotic league
into a revolutionary society if Ferry is
Tho River Closed-
Mii.waukek, Nov. 28. A special to
the Uct-uinj Winnonsin from LaCrosse,
Wis., siys the ice stopped running in the
Mississippi river last night ami to-elay the
river is closed, the earliest ever known.
The thermometer marked 20 degrees below
To Elect a Sucessor.
Paris, Nov. 28. The congress of the
Semite and chamber of deputies will meet
Friday at Tcrsailles to elect a successor to
Prisldent Grevy. Grcvy's letter of resig
nation will be short, lie will disclaim
all responsibility for tho consequences of
Ei Paso, Tex., Nov. 28. The day
shift nt the El Paso smelling works struck
today for higher wnges aud the redress of
alleged grievances. Most of them re
tunied to work in the afternoon, but
soiiv of the American strikers say they
propose to shut the smelting works up.
Trouble is anticipated.
Threatens the Judge.
Nkw York. Nov. 2. At the after
noon session of the Mo-t trial Judge Cow
in v; announced that ho had received a
letter saying: "If yon charge Against
Heir Most yon will die. Death fr all
o!ne:Ts is their due.'1 Another letter,
unsigned, mid containing no threat, re
mnid 'd th .Tudg' that Sii;irp should go
to Sing Sing before Most is again im
prisoned. Cruelty Confirmed-
Cincinnati, O., Nov. 28 A special to
the Post from Indionapolis says: "Gov.
Oglesby has madia private investigation
into the charges of cruelty at. the women's
sta e reformatory. He found that the
gir's are tied up by the wrists or with
handkerchiefs and whipped brutally on
th i bare backs. Attempts at bribery
were lso discovered, and whispers of
deeper scandals circulated. The govern
or reo nmends a change of punishment
by solitary confinement instead of flogging-
A Rabid Circular.
CniCAOO, Nov. 28. The anarchists of
t'is city have prepared a rabid circular
for distribution among the workingmen
here. It is headed with the single word
"Fight." The circular denounces the
anarchists' trial and execution and de
clare nothing but force will win. It
advises "preparation" for the "revolu
tion." "Whoever joins us," says the cir
cular, "must take all the consequences
upon himself and must be ready to sac
rifice everything for the cause, even
should it be his life."
A High Handed Proceeding.
New York, Nov. 20.--Tb.e steamer
Harlan, from Eluofield, to day brings a
1 tter which the captain received before
s liling. It is w ritten by N. P. Allen,
master and owu-rof thj Am-jric m schan
ner Me id;i, and staters that on November
20 -)n armed force took possession of hs
vessel an .1 the steamer William S. Moore-,
both trading under licenses from 'he
Mosquito government. When asked for
th-.'ir authority the m.- n who wore Niea
raguan uniforms showed their rifl-s.
Th lette as'is that the matter bt? plVced
before the United States government as
soon as possible.
A D'.sastnrous Cyclone in Texas
Minkola, Tex., Not. 27.- -Mineola,
tli principal town in Wood County, is
at the crossing of the Missouri Pacific
D nizon branch, anel the Texas anil Pa
cific Itailroa is, with about 1500 inhabi
tants. List n-ght shout 9:30 the town
was visiteel by a whirlwind that causeel
at a moderate estimate, a damage of $40,
000 t'j buildings and stocks of good a nail
also cause I the death of six persens.
About 9 oYlock two dense bl ck clouels
w- Tv? noticed., one in thb southeast, the
otli r i;i tiu northwest, lightning playing
f:-e)y about their surfaces. They rapid
lv approached, anel meeting here, devel
oped a violent cydon- storm, which,
first damaging some dwellings in the
northwestern part of the town, whirled
iround to the south weittrn. and then
with a roar, p.unc sweeping th;ough the
town on their mission of death anel de
struction. South of the Texas and Pacific
Railway 2 negroi cabbies were damaged
but, bitfel UiWk asxl cu:s, otJue of tfc
j occupants were injured. From one of
them a babe was carried out of the house
and dropped some distance away, where
it was found still sleeping pea"11!
The wind then swept onward toward
the northeast, wrecking three negroe
houses on the notth of the railway, then
striking the McDonald Hull, a frame
building, the former dramatic hall f
Mineola, in which a negroe festival whs
in progress. It was instantly destroyed,
and it is marvelous the deaths were not
more for it was thronged. Through the
shattered walls, roof and window open
ings poured the dusky swarm, bruised,
bleeding and scared, as only the negroe
can be scared. In a few moments the
work of rescue of those c aught beneath
the collapsed building, with the aid and
under the direction of tho white citizens,
began, and in a few hours all were taken
out; five dead and ten or twelve seriously
injured, one of the latter dying this
After wrecking the hall, the wind
rushed on, unroofing nearly all the busi
ness houses, pased the eastern part of the
town, destroying the house of Albert
Wolff, and then, tearing down fi nets and
out-buildings, it swept out to tho coun
try. Five walls were torn down and tin
roofs were rolled and carried, in some
iustances, a fourth of a mile. Then came
a deluging rain, damaging the stocks of
goods thus exposed. Thu princ'pal
lv. P. Glenn, stock and buildings,
$3000, S. Munzeshelmer, buildings, $1,
000; 1J F. Head, stock, $250; building,
$,"500; Tom Breen, building, 500; Albert
Wolff house and furniture, sflHOO; S. It.
Bruce, stock, 2500; Hodeskar fc Co.,
stock, :$000; I. G. Bromberger, stock and
frame building. $S0-; Geo. Denson, stock
aud buildings, $19 0; II. M. Page,
building an stock, $000. These estim
ates of losses are moderate, for many of
the dealers had general stocks valued nt
from $5000 to $25,000, and in some of
the stores everything that could be in
jured by water is damaged. Robert
Graham had two residences d stroyed,
from which the occupants escaped un
injured. The Knights of Pythias Hall was un
roofed and their paraphernalia much
damaged. The Wolff building was
lifted from its foundation, moved east
erly 5 or J feet then dropped back on the
ground, the rear part of the "L" being
twisteel almost at right angles to its form
er position. The total number of houses
desteoyed is ten anel the injured fourteen.
SONGS OF CONTENT.
I wouldn't be bothered with wealth
Aud the care that its keeping atteur!?
But I wont what ia richer good health.
And a bevy of bonny good friends.
I choose not to grieve o'er the past
What is grief but the soul of decoy?
Le't me live on life's joys while they last
What is life but the stretch of a day r
Away with ambition a dream
A shadow that shrinks with the light;
Or the bubble that, borue on the stream.
Lives a moment, then burst3 from the sigLS.
But pive me content 'tis a crown
Ne'er the kings of the earth yet possessed.
And the prince and the courtier and clown.
If they wish, they may take all the rest.
BREAKING UP THE CAMP.
The Farting of the Gypsies A Pictur
esquely Sad Scene.
Here were perhaps two score gypsies. Camp
was to be broken at the end of the next week.
The wanderers were to be scattered broad
cast. It was absolutely certain they would
all never meet again, even though all should
know tho boundless gypsy joy of the spring
time outgoing. And there is a large and
ample human regard, one for another, in this
community of roadside interest and com
panionship, which we of the "civilized''
ways can never know. Tinker Zeke was not
alono in his mournful regret. The camp was
rife with it, just as the landscape, sky and
air were instinct with the tender "11 of
the dying year.
It seemed to me, nor was it all of seeming,
that the fires themselves burned with less
crackle and Ilame. Even the sizzling pots,
hanging from the grimy kettle sticks, boiled
and blubbered in minor hearthside tones.
Over in the copses tho tethered horses stood
meekly silent, with lowered heads, or nib
bled at their food as if in serious rumination.
Good wives sat by the tent mouth in quiet
discussion with their husbands, or busied
themselves with the morning meal less spry
and ehipper than is the gypsy woman's way.
Youths bringing wator from the stream or
returning to camp with grain and fodder for
the animals did their work glxmily, and
with none of the summertime whewp anel
Here and there were groups of older gypsy
men, seated on wagon tongues, or leaning
their backs against trees, who smoked their
pipes with long, strong introspective puffs,
ami said little, while that little was measured
and reflective. Old spao wives puttered and
pothered querulously, unsteadier ia tone,
more restless in movement, and full of that
petulant resentment to change, so true and
pathetic a real upon the overripe faculties of
old age. Gypsy lasses, ever demure in the
presence of potent act or fact in their eldei-s,
but miracles of winsome physical and heart
free abandonment in joyous hours, looked
twico their ago in their long gowns aid faces.
And even the gypsy dogs, thoso rare sad vis
aged, voiceless cheats, whose prctensa of
sodden ignorance out gypsy the slyest Ro
many themselves, sat ranged ia deferential
distances from tho camp Urea, the etabedj'
paent of dreary doJefulness. Edgar L. Waie
rOVKKTY OF PAWS.
SOMBER SIDE OF LIFE IN TH7.
A Ceiuiu of tlie Kx intent Indigcney Olio
Iiundred and Forty TIiouhhikI IVoplu
Unrolled for 1'ulilic Charity LUt of
Paupers of Foreign l.Irth.
Who has not in his mind's eye lin!:!d the
name Paris with gayety ami pleasure.' Who
has not conceived I'aris avast have-: where
tho cares of earth are cast aside, v.iu re mis
ery and misfortune are unknown, where
human enjoyment has rent-heel its -Mna.,
and where fountains of pure silver have
an unceasing flow? The casual tourist
iinds no contradiction hi this roseate idea!,
fer Paris in itself is a world whoso varie
gated seicial strata present separate studies
which could be profitably pursued for a life
time. Tho French have tho happy fueulty
of presenting tho bright side of everything,
while their proverbial gixnl manners add an
additional luster which is well calculated to
satisfy tho ordinary mind.
But Paris without riches and tioverty, vice
and virtue, happiness und misery, would, in
deed, bo u strange anomaly of human a!v
ciation. It is tra-, we get a gleam eif certain
phases of Parisian lifo from tho "Confe-ssion
of Claud," "L'Assomoir" or "Camille." yet
it is hard to believe that such a degreo of de
pravity has a se'euro footing in tho French
capital. Tho facts have not been overdrawn,
however, the only dispute being tho extent
to which vico has obtained.
the censcs ok ixdioenct.
As to the existent indigency more rational
data can be obtained. Every three years a
census is taken of the population e nrolled at
tho beneficence offices of the twenty districts
into which Paris is divided. The object of
thoevnsus is twofold. First, by it are ob
tained the names of all persons who ara en
titled to public aid; second, a closo study is
made of their true situation with a view to
rendering as many as possible y. -If sustaining.
According to tho previous register there
were enrolkel for public charity ;"l,hsl heads
of families, representing 140,.rS5 persons. The
board of visitors have eliminated 4.000 heads
of families, 1 eprosenting 17,000, leavin;; regis
tercd at present 47,(&7 heads of families or
VSi.Z'M jiersons. Comparing this result with
that of 1SS0 we find the number of heads of
families has increased by 81, while the in
dividuals comprised have diminished by 411.
Each dejK'ndcnt domestic group is therefore
relatively less numerous, while the individual
applicants Lave sensibly increased. lu ISt-O
Paris had 1,W8,C0G inhabitants and l-'Ii.TIw
indigents, or fi.2-,2 per cent. To-day tho iopu
lation is y,29,000, of which 5.43 ix;r cent, are
depenelcnt on public charity.
In all the districts the number c.f assisted
women is far greater than that of the men.
For every 24 males enrolled there ara 41 fe
males. This is easily explained on the
grounds that tho labor of wojnen 's less re
munerative, and they have less repugnance
in recurring to the public charities.
paupers ok For.Eio: Bir.TH.
The native Parisians are by no means the
majority of those whose uamts are on the
dependent rolls. For every 1,000, Peris a:;d
its Department of the Seine furnishes tr.7;
the i-rovinces, TOO; foreign, 07. Taking 1,000
names of those of foreign birth, the Germans
ioad with 407; Belgians, S-'O; Dutch, 172;
Itaiiaus, 52; English, 10; Spaniards, ii:
Americans and Turks, 0. It will be observed
that Germany furnishes by far tho larger
number of Parisian paupers of foreign birth.
This is explained by tho fact that the Ger
mans are the most migratory of all jjcoplcs
and in search of the "daily bread"' have in
vaded the world.
lu general the German emigrant is a model
of industry, economy and of irreproachable
customs, and putting i;j prnetico tho French
preivcrb that "there are no senseless tx-cupa-iions,
there aro only senseless jcop!e," hav.
undertaken almost every department of labor
ind trade. The Frenchman who enjoys in
his own country an easily won livelihood
md an excellent climate seldom crosses tho
irontier, wbilo the Gorman, whose condi
tions are less favorable, is found widely
Tho lodgment of tho army of paupers in
Paris forms an interesting study. More than
a fourth part live almost gratuitously, con
fined in grots, caverns and cellars; one half
jay from 100 to 2,000 francs rent per annum.
Sixty-one per cent, of t!ice holes or hovels
j.ave only one bed; the rest have two, three,
i'our and even five apartments. The inhabit
ants of these rooms lclo:ig to all professions,
comprising thousands of the fruits sees of art
in all its manifestations aud forms. Sau
I expected to find the ila.v.ians a fiore-e
looking jieople. . They tre the very op
posite. Fierceness must be accompanied by
a degree of mental substance. TLa average
Russian one meets in the streets or in the
country 13 of medium size. He is of light
yellow tan color, from exposure to weather
and existence? upon e'ocrse food. Generally
he wears a full beard, and four times out of
five it is light in color and very filthy. His
hair is about two inches thick, is ent as if the
work was done with a meat ax or a circular
saw, end besides being combed down in fro:it
is slightly parted i:i the m:e!lle, as theaigh he
were not sure whether he i s a ina'e or a fe
male. He invariably wears hi-r;'a topped
boots, anil his trousers are tucked into the
boot tops. The beot tops have a series cf
finely artistic wrinkles midway, ar.d are gen
erally well oiled. This is tho only tasteful
indication in the dress. The coat of a peas
ant is a cross between a robe, a frook tnd a
blouse. It comec almost t j tho knees, i?
single breasted and has a wide lu-lt. If th.
subject is a driver ho wears a robe and belt,
and the garment is of blue cloth an 1 comes to
the gi-ouniL The head wear is a broad cap
with low crown.
The Russian is p. filthy C3 Lc is ignorant
and unsightly. Only three tr four of the
principal hotels have any preparations for
bathing, cai thevio ara extremely meager,
The Russian bath ia Ru-ia is a nryth. I
paid three roubles for a place to take a very
ordinary bath in the principal hoteL Xot
one palace in five has a bath, and as the
waters of the Neva are too cold for swim
ming baths, the people, as a mass, shed their
accumulateel filth like iish scales. And since
Lried fish, oil and cured vegetables form tho
taplo diet for tbu majority of the people,
ind the Neva, which f umJsur the water
supply, can bo eletected miles distant by the
aostrils, it h only the cot atmoJiore" thtti
QrpvnxtH long njtortuary Uikfrr-iZar. Jt
Ti-E l:)iYI JQl-lT STOflE
A full line 1
STL'EET - MME
FROM x2. TO $10.
JOS.V. WECKB (J '5
Of our lir
20 GREAT SPECIAL SALES - 20
Silk VeSvels and Velveteens
Fifty pieces Silk Velvet., all shades, nt 1.00 or yr!, ied-uicr
price 1.50 per yard. Tvventy-iive ieces Silk I'lu-li .-.t $1.'2 f r J.
former prices 81. iu to '2.Z0 your choice at sl.2.". 'I'v.enty-five
pieces Velveteens at 35c. 50c anel 7-"c, formerly "30c, c5c and Si. 25.
SURAH SULK, GROSS GRAINED SILL Ml I0IRA,
Ten pieces such silks at "5 cent.:- a:id S5 cents, v.ortli 1.C0 and
1.25. Twenty-live pieces ross-grained silks at 75 c enls and S2
cents, wortli l and l.:5- iloira, silks at l."2. worth 1.75.
(3" As the Prices indicated above are I;eii:.:rknbly
Low, the goods having been purchased at a Fat : il-!c e sale,
we are willin2: to sliarc the benefits v.ith von. do not dclr.v.
riioM :; t 1.
Misses, :: Clunks,
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Dry Goods House,
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