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PIVTTSMOUTir, NKBKASKA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 14, 1887.
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Eloctric Llaht for Reward.
Lincoln. Neb. Dec. 14. The articles
f: hicorporatian of the Seward electric
unil power company were tiled with the
secrtary of state yesterday. The iiutho
mod capital is $10,000, in shares of $100
.each. The corporation dates from Nov.
8, 183 , and continues for twenty years.
A Convict' Killed.
Lancastkk, Pa., Dee. 12 Charles Per
kins of Lafayette, lad., confined in the
Lancaster work house, attempted to es
cape this morning when he was shot by
one of the watchmen. The shot knocked
him from the high wall whjch ho was at
tempt in r to scale and he recicved prob
ably fatal internal injuries.
d 1AH.H I.OINJK No. 116. 1 . ). F.-Meets
vcvery Tuesday evening of i:ich w.-ek. All
transient brothers aic recctfully inviled to
fllKIO I.OIKIE Ni. Pt. A. (). I' . W. Meets
every al'eriiai Friday eteniim a! v. of I .
ball. Transient brollieri a-e resp.M tiu.Iy in
vtceci t' attend. F. K. White, Mattel -Work-fan ;
K. A, aite. Foreman : F.J Morgau, Overseer ;
J. H. Morris. Recorder.
1AH CMP X(. 3.T2. MODKKN WOODMKN
" of America .Meets second and fourth Mon
d av eveiiinu at K. of 1. hall All transient
liroilier- are requested to ni!-e with . 1.. A.
NflW-eo -t.-r. Ve:ier il.lo C 'lmil ; S. f. Nile..,
Worthy dvier; D, li. Smitli, lix -li inker ; W.
C. WilK lts, Clerk.
iJI.ATr.SMOUril I.ODCI2 NO. 8. A. O. IT. W.
M ;:! every alternate Friday eviiins at
l'.orkwood Siallat Ho'cIock. All transient broth
ers are restectf ul'y invited to attend. '. A.
:nlt.Mn-, M. W. ; S. Oren. ivtreiii ui : S. C.
Wil te. Kecorder; S. A. Newcoaier. :vei.- tr.
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atclies, Clocks, Jewelry
.SpscialAttent on aiyenf atcii RepairiBS
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AT TOE USUAL
Another Fast Train.
Sr. Joseph. AIo.. Dec. 14. Mext Sun
day the Chicago, Ilurlingtvn & Quincy
road will put on a fast mail train between
St. Joe and Chicago. The train will
leave this city in the evening after sup
per and arrive in Chicago the next morn
inir in time fo.- breakfast. The nchedule
lias been arranged between Chicago nd
St. Joseph. No stops will be made ex
cent at crossings and only through pas
sengers will be carried. The time has
been shortened six hours.
Washington, I). C. Doe. 12. Pen
sions for Nebraska ns, issue of Dec. 6,
1SST Original: Eland P. Osgood, Sidney
Albert Tinner, Eealrice; Warren Tussei-tn-in,
Leige. Iiicreas.: William 'Nceley,
N-oma. Iowa pensions Mexican war:
Henderson Urouson, I-nva Citv. Original
Martin T. Stein, Lake Mill?: Michael
Hilto:i, Ft. Madison, George Howard,
E.iirli.ld; Thomas T. Mo Williams, Ml.
Avr. Iacre sse: John Trexell, Uurling-
ton; CJeorge S. Ntllis. Dairo.
A You 13 Lady iS3apears
Sr. .Toski'M. Mo.. Dec. 12. Miss Hubv
Churchill a voung lady abou sixteen
years of ag.i dis i)j.r::d froiii ho:m Sun
day morning and h is not sin-e been
seen. Her fatht r, Frank Churchill, desert
ed his family about a week ag., 1-aving
a note for his wife telling her to provide
for herself. Churchill is a man of consid
erable means. His wife hid him arrested
to-day for abandonment in order to hold
him, believing he knows of the where
abouts or ncr elulil. Mrs. Lliurcinu is
the daughter of Leve Seheffer.of Gentry
County, one of the most prominent
citizens in the county.
Murder and Suicide.
Wharton, Tfx., December 12. A
double tragedy took place last P'ght on
the Wharton plantation, ten miles from
here. A tenant on that plantation named
James Porter quarreled with his wife,
and grabbing his Winchester he ran oat
of the house, deflating ho was going to
leave her forever. When lie reached the
yard he turned and shot her through the
window, killing bee instantly, the bullet
penetrating her brain. Porter th'ju turn
el the rifle againsC his own breast and
fired it off with his foot The ball tore
a fearful hole through his lungs as large
as a man's fist. Porter died in half an
Of Interest to Farmers.
Dks Moinks, Io., December 12.
Judge Sheras, of the Federal Court,
decide.! a case iu chambers to-day of
much interest to the farmers of Iowa.
Nearly three years ago one Hugh R.
Creighton. a broker and agent for the
investment of Eastern capital, left town
not to return. It wa then .discovered
that he was a defaulter to the amount of
about $100,000, .Tooney which he had
collectel from faraiers, but had not
returned to the Eastern houses, where
Loans had been made to farmers' and they
had afterwards paid Creighton the a
mount to cancel the mortgages. lie had
kept the money and failed to have the
mortgages canceled. The companies
thereupon announced that they would
hold the farmers responsible and make
tdem pay over again. Tho latter resis
ted the collection of the loans aad took
th ;ir case into coart. Judge Sheraa ac
cordingly holds that the companies must
suffer the loss, as the are bound by the
acts of their agent, Creighton. The
companies particularly interested are the
Security and Geo. A. Bawler Investment
Companies, of Hartford, Conn,
BOYS, DON'T DO IT.
Good Atlvlco to an Ambitious Employ.
Obligations to en Employer.
A few days ugo a young man camo in who
had started, a year before, in a machine shop
and foundry, intending to serve liis time c-f
three or inoru years and become a thorough
master of his trade. Hu liad begun with
small ay, less than 1 ier day, but being
apt, quick to learn, comprehend and execute,
ho bad been gradually advanced and his pay
increased, till ho was getting $10 tier week
and a good lino of work. Ho had just re
ceived a:i offer of $ 12 per week to quit his
place and take an entirely different position;
in fact, a llrcmaira lob. and ho came in for
advice and to talk it over with U3. As his case
is cnalogous to many young men who aro
similarly situated and tempted, and aa wo
hold that the continued supremacy of tho
United States in machinery and mechanical
construction is iu the keeping of tho young
men who arc today learning their trades, wo
feel impelled to nso and remai ic: "Boys,
don t do it." i our firm took you on trust;
you were not worm to tnem when tou began
$1 a week, but with an alidinj faith in your
abilities aad honor they eavo time.
tools ana patience to get your dormant,
untutored mechanical ideas bent in the right
direction. You occupied a latbo and spoiled
stock, and secured thera a loss that even a
medium workman would easily have changed
into a handsome profit. As yo-a advanced,
became shopwise and could do passable work.
they ndvanced you, went all over the same or
similar ground with 5'ou Again, until you
wero again woitny of au advance.
And so it goes on ; some of you have put in
one, somo two years, on your trade. If
you've been smart, faithful, and dono for
yourself what you eould and ought to havo
done, And w hat the firm designed you tP do,
you can taue mis or that jouraeymairs placo.
if ho is absent from tho shop for a day or
You are worth something to the Ann that
has made you what you are. Then some
body comes along and offers you $2 per week
more than tho firm is paying you. Scein;
you are ac tive, smart, capable, they wish to
acquire (and that is a mild term to apply to
it) the benefit of the schooling, the educa
tion, tne other mm has civen you.
uoys, don't do it. You stultify and ctebasa
your inborn noble nature when you take i
you disgrace an honorable record, the best
ueritage you've got or can get, when you en
tertam seriously such proposals. -Sanitary
A SIMPLE PEOPLE.
A TRAVELER TELLS OF THE TRAITS
OF THE BURMESE.
uooa AUmrea and Kind to Stranger
Kite Flying a Favorlto Amaaement
Peculiarities of the Lwiguafc I'ictur
The Burmese are a very good nut u rod
people and kind to strangers. Being natur
ally free and independent in their nature,
tey do not cringe and bow down before th
wnite men, as most Asiatics do. They look
with contempt, mingled with pity, upon the
servile Bengalee and Madrassee. The Bur
mese are by far the finest race physically I
have met with during my residence in tho
east. Although not, aa a rule, talL they are
models of manly form and grace. They are
very athletic and strong, and excel in all
manly sports. They are fine wrestlers, tak
ing delight in such games of strength. When
a Burman talks to you he looks you straight
in tho face, and bears himself altogether in a
manly way. like most Orientals, they are
not overfond of work, and take every advan
tage of the numerous holidays in their cal
endar. On these holidays, during tho dry mon
uoon, the men play ball and other games.
During the rainy season all outdoor work has
to be suspended. Tho game of ball somewhat
resembles football with tho kicking left out.
The game commences by one of the players
running as far as he can with the ball toward
the goal. He doea not carry it far before he
is caught up with, the ball wrested from him
and tossed from one side to the other, until
finally it is thrown or carried between the
two poles which are set up at the ends of the
ATTENTIOrV LADIES !
Great : Sale: of : Cloaks.
By the Dry Good Emporium of
JOSEPH V. WECKBACH,
For the next Twenty Days we have determined to offer our ItuucDt
Stock ol choice
Cloaks at 20 per Ct Discount
prices, winch were Zo per cent, oil Irtm Ut
These goods consist of all tho latest styles in
Cloaks, Imported New Markets,
Astraehan and Plush Wraps.
We also offer special price in all
WOOL DRESS FLANNELS
SILK AND WOOL ASTR ACHATS
Also 45 inch Tricots at 75c, worth 31.00, and 80 inch all wool Tri
cots at 45c, worth 75. These are the hest prices offered to
iPlattsm.orj.tli - Ladies
this year. Ladies are invited to call hefore the nn-h take
the best bargains
Annoyances of the UercavcU.
Bereaved women in New York are ooster-
sa oy peuaiers. a widow was lying on a
lounge in her back parlor the day after the
obsequies, when a man gently pushed onen
sue aoor, and wnn great care deposited a
mahogany box on tho table. He coughed
apologetically behind a black glovo. and
i-oiniiiRnoea a sec speecn. ' in the
lue we are
SMITH & BLACK'S.
Represent the following timc
tri.'d and fire-tested companies:
American f ntral-S'. I.-m's,
Fir A-socht ion-Philadelphia,
Ios. . of N r'!i Ami !?a. Phil.
Usrtli Britti Mrc:tntila-Kn
prhijfletd l & M.-Sprinjfield,
Tjtal Aisets, fl3.llj.774
A Mysterious Underground Fire.
Wicklifke, Ky., Dec. 14. For about
four w. eks a fire of considerable propor
tions beneath the surface of the ground
has been burning within 200 or 800 yards
of the corporation limits of this town.
At first smoke was noticed proceeding
from an appeture in the ground, and for
a week or more little attention was paid
to it, though as it appeared to increase iu
volume every day the interest quite soon
became general. It has now become
quite a large lire, and inteasly hot, some
times burning with a flame, thougli gen
erally it is only smoldering but iutense
heat. Parties digging near thejfirc, and
at a depth of from 1 to 2 feet found a
bed of red-hot coals at a distance of 30
feet from where the fire was first seen.
T'.e substance which furnishes fuel for
this atrange tire is very oily and has a
gaseous odor, which is' observed by every
one who visits the place. Many are of
the opinion that it is gas, others that it is
a bod of co:i cn flic. lJoth theories may
be correct, ai the smoldering fire suggests
llguite, while the rl ime that is sometimes j
sail lied indicates gas. or oil, or both. To
s iy the least, there is something very un- !
unal about the matter, and is certainly :
CC33.7S1 j v,-ort'i the investigation by sientific experts.
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145.468 ' :u ",rilar t th's. and a half or three- j
3,04.9t5 j Quarte''8 of a mile distant from it, broke
1 out some years ago ana iurn?a constantly ,
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in death," he began. The ladv
sprang up. On went tho orator: '-IIqw pleas
ing wnen tnose we love aro removed tg havo
What is it you want ?" was. her ouastion.
"I a?Q thq patentee of a process bv which
flowers are preserved as natural as life, and
after death mado to be beautiful ornaments
of the drawing room," exclaimed tho man,
"Lot me show you some specimens," and he
began to unbuckle the box and exhibit a lot
of bilious wreaths and jaundiced crpssea.
The widow burst into fresh tears, and flow
oat of the room to order tha intruder ejected.
She has ever since been besieged by persons
w no, lor me saKe of. sales or advertising de
sire to do something or other about tho tomb.
To guard her against them she has made her
self inaccessible to strangers save through
some male member of the household.
A mother, while her dead child still lay In
the house, encountered at her chamber door
a sallow faced female in rusty black alpaca,
sitting gingerly on the edge of a chair.
"1 told 'em not to disturb you," wailed the
creaturo in a plaintive voico. "In this time
cf trouble I don't want to hurry no one.
Have you got a picture of the lamented
child f Tho woman consulted a card in the
hollow of her left hand oa which tho sex, ago
ana reiiiuonsmp 01 tno dead person was
"Your dear daughter is gone, It s a. grea
deprivation. Photographs fade, oil paintings
aro unnatural, but a cast of the face of the
dead would be like having her with vou
Sho hell up for breath and taking a parcel
she deftly undid it and displayed something
shockingly like the head of a corpse a cast
in plaster of some dead person. Tho mother
gave a smothered scream and fled before this
horror down to the basement to instruct the
6ervant3 to admit no strangers to the house
on pain 01 dismissal. -New ork Bun.
for sevreal months, The present tire in-
creases la voiuine every ttay. it 13 now,
peruap'. tea tunes
The famous Hardee grove in the Rock,
ledge (Fla.) hammock, has produced an eraiiga
mat measures wxeen and a nail lncoes in cu
s large as it was when I cumference and weighs two pounds and two j Tl toigada has been divided into two
A FAVORITE AMUSKMBKT,
Another favorite amusement of the Bur
mese, not only on saints' days and holidays,
but on all evenings when a delicious breeze
permits, is kite flying. These kites are made
of the thin rice paper common in the coun
try, pasted over split bamboo frames and
shaped into the forms of various birds and
beasts, the kulong dragon beinz a oreferred
figure. They believe that the dragon at one
period was a common animal, but that it has
now become extinct. Thosn " 001 1 Yi turf
presentments" ore very comical and fantastic
in appearance, being colored with a free
hand and a liberal allowance of the brightest
and gaudiest shades,
Very few Burmese, outside of the seaport
towns and large Btations in the interior of
the country, care to learn to speak English,
bo that all who desire to know anything
about the countrx most learn to read, write
and speak the language of the land. The lat
ter is the most difficult, as there are many
words spelled alike but which have different
pronunciations and meanings. It takes
months before the learner can hit the right
iaflection or intonation. Some never learn
to speak Burmese properly, although they
may have resided for years fas the country.
Tho writing appears simple, being composed
of circular and semi-circular letter, but tho
very simplicity tsf form makes the letters
more iliflicujt bo recollect, so many being
comparatively alike. Every consonant ends
with "a." The vowels are attached to tho
top or bottom of the consonants, Io writing
the words are placed clone together, no
spaeo being left between each word. This
odds to the difficulties and perplexities the
learner has to encounter.
The more I know these kindly people tho
better I like them. Our discussions upon re
ligion soon end, for theirs is such a simple
faith that I can show them no advantage
ticy could obtain by becoming Qir jstjans,
They live moral and, gimpla ijvea they look
forwabd, in the pparaa pf time to becoming
part of the C3seneo of their supreme ppirit.
tho Buddh Gaudama, as a reward of such
pure lives that I ccnies I never attempt to
convert them to my own fajth
The xistunM of tie Burmese, male and
femaja, is picturesque, if somewhat scanty.
The sual garment for men u a lone piece of
ilk or cottuq cloth, of a plaid pattern, in
which reds of various shades predominate.
This body cloth is about three-quarters of a
yard wide, and is long enough to be wound
around the loins and upper portions of the
legs several times, one end falling in front
over the left shoulder, leavinjr the, muscular
throat and a portion of tha chest baro. They
Wear their blue black hair long like a woman.
unlike most Orientals who shave their heads.
n Burmah only the Poopgyeea havo shaven
heads, A rope like wisp of white or colored
calico is, interlaced with their luxuriant locks
and Wound round their head. All have holes
slit in the lobes of their ears to hold a cigar
ette or any small trifle. Thoir bodies are
tattooed from their loins down to nino inches
above the knees with figures from toi?
mythology; also, those of beasta, binds and
reptiles, not to omit the inevitable Kolong,
dragon. Their arms and chests are also
tattooed with figures of women and animals.
The better- sort among the People, who are
wealthier than their working brethren, wear
a velvet or cloth jacket of some dark color,
blue being a favorite color, called an in joe.
Gold buttons often ornament this jacket.
For the lower portion of the bodv a ioongyea
great round is worn. This jg usually of
thick silk, of plaid pattern and from a yard
to a yard and a hall in width. A length of
about two and a half yards is cutoff the
piece and joined at the ends. A garment
somewhat like a petticoat without a. waist
band is thus formed. It U worn tucked in a I . Ifnr- Tlr-Jwlor- ndfV.. T T ,7 a t i- .
peculiar manner rauad the waist and falling , r. e" u4uaut.io luujj biiicc XiiaUJlSn-
in folds to the ankle& The feet are shod in a lOT Useful presents, CmbracinCT bilk Mufflers, 1nf nrl
blr Toilet Sets, Albums, Tidies, table
by a thong passing betwftCA tha big and ocaris, uammerea Urass Whisk Broom Cases, Piano and
smaller toes, A handsome parti colored .StnnH rVvu-ei-o 4V, n ,1 a t - . -
turban wound amid the long hair, with a 7, X, V. . VJtuuuu. xn JHSpeCIlOn 16 He-
large tortoise shell comb stuck in. the back bpeCUUllyr OOllCltea.
portion, ana generally large ptB-OX the
same material thrust through the thidk locks,
completes tho costume of a well ts do coun
try gentleman or merchant. I omitted to
state that stockings are not worn by
eex, tho feet of both sexes befr-rtgx acrucn.
lously clean, with tb fiij! tsarefully pared
and trimmed, Oa entering a house the tan
dais aro )eft on tha veranda, i not being ac
cording fo Burmese etiquette to wear cover
ings to the fee$ indoors, Tbv, however,
keep the twad covered. Son Francisco
Iiaco antipathies Lave been pushed to such
a ridiculous extent in Austria that the ilora-
Plattsmouth, - 3STeb.
3-THEEE! TlilSEE 1-3
Great Sales combined in one, Opening1
MOlT.D.A.'Sr 1TOVSMBER 21.
CLOAKS, -:- CLOAKS,
For Ladies', Miuses' and Children.
"We are determined to close out our Entire Stock of Cloak, with
in 30 days our assortment will be found the mo6t complete in the
city and as this sale is especially introduced for rivalry we guarantee
to discount any Sample Lot Sale on record 10 per cent.
Fairs of Slankoi
Slaughter sale on Ihese Goods to Close The season lias been mild,
and to close out quickly, great reductions hare been made.
Ladies Gents' and Children's
Fifty Dozen Pieces.
Astonishing values will be offered in this Department for
the next Two Weks.
Dry Goods House,
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