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PL.ATTSMOIJTII, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY EVIiXIXCi, .JANUARY 7, liiSii
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P r.Hinial attention to ail liUoinea Kntrust
to my caie.
VOTARY IX oi tjci:
Title? Kxatulucil. Alstaict Coinpiled, In
Miii'iinei.' Written, t.ti Kninlu Soltl.
lielter Facilities lor inakiat; Paiia I.oai.s than
Aay Other Agency
Library -. Lamps
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Latest by Telegraph.
llOKnOVVKU ASU STOI.KN.
"rAbiiiNiTN, Jan. 0. The senate coin
tnittcc on Indian affairs listcucd to urgti
ments in fuvor of opening a portion of
the Sioux reservation in Da
kota, ltetwi-en tho Wliito unci Clieyenne
rivers to settlement.
Clouds of Locusts
Nooai.ms, A. T., January 7. Clouds of
locusts have appeared at Zarala, Sinaloa,
and are clcaniuo; every spear of vejita
tiou in the district. Fanners are guard
ing their fields with fires, while many
have inaugurated an active warfare
against the destructive insects. Two
brilliant stars have been seen at early
morning, and the superstitious believe
that it is the cause of the coming of the
Passenger Conductors Discharged
San vroNfo, Tkw, January?. It has
been learned here that the Southern Pa
cific Uailroad Company has become dis
satisfied with its passangcr conductors,
find has notified tight or ten of them
that their services ate no longer needed.
The company, so far as can be learned,
has; given no reason for the action. It is
not thought that the conductors of trains
running from here to Houston, or from
there to New Orleans, will be disturbed.
The Commissioners Wore Willing-
Nkhhask.v City, Nkb., Jan. G. John
M. William, who assumed the duties of
the slu'iilFs oilire yesterday, sent his res
ignation to the commissioner today, ex
plaining that there was not as much
money in the office as he expected. Lale
to-night he sent word that he took it all
back, and the matter. stand in that shape
until morning. "William is a democrat
and the connnisioners who would fill the
vacancy, are republicans.
To Begin Forthwith.
Washington, Jan. 0. Chairman Mills
of the committee on ways and means,
says he will call the committee together
without delay and proceed at once to the
consideration and formation of a tariff
reform bill having in view the revenue
reduction as well. ITe says: "The condi
tion of the country and the treasury is
such that it requires immediate action'up
on the question of the reduction of t tie
revenue. The president asks it and the
secretary of the treasury urges it and I
shall do all I can to carry out their wishes."
Dexison, Tex., Jan. 7. The Denison
Washita Valley, a new railroad running
from Denison to tho coal fields of the
Indian Territory, was completed to. Red
River to-day. Work will be commenced
on the other skit of the river in a few
days, and bids will soon be received for
the building of the bridge over Red river,
which is to be one of the finest structures
in the southwest. Early in February track
laying will be commenced on the Deni
son, Bonham and New Orleans road,
which is graded ns far ns Bonham.
This road runs from Denison in a
southeastern direction through the rich
pineries of Eastern Texas to New Orleans.
Not So Pead as He Thought
' Brownsville, Tkx., Jan. 7. Marict
tona Kichp was one of Maurieio Ciuz's
bandit gang of revolutionists, wh was
Captured by Col. Nievcs Hernandez and
ordered to be shot, but broke jail and
escaped to Texas. The other day he was
in camp at Capote, throe niiks from lsd
inburg, with Andres Alicor. He told the
latter to stoop down and blow the nr
and while the latter was in that position
he drew his pistol, a 44-caliber, and shot
him in the back of the head. Alicior fell
j bathed in blood, and Richc being sure
he was dead, took him into ioun and
told a story to the effect that he had
found him in that condition. Alicior,
however, revived and denounce! his as
sailant, wko now languishes ip. jail.
Heavy Real Estate Transactions.
El Paso, Tex., January 7. An agent
of the El Paso Brokerage company, just
returned from Mejicq, reports the side
of the Hacienda, da Santa Catalina, State
of Dnrango, embracing an area of '2,000,
000 across, with a large amount of pcrxon.
al property and live stock, nad gjvnt
improvements!, to an English company,
w'io will at o'.K-J fully d -yeloji lis eno:
nious nsduires of agriciiUun?. gracing
and water power, and that another Ln-gli-.h
e onipany has just closed n trade- for
the 'O.Iino del Oro" group of mines and
mill, near Santa Barbara and Parral, in
the State of Chihauhua, for $1,500,000.
He reports also great activity in railroad
construction, and that th cheap and ex-
ccllent quality of the lands in Mexico are
attractin" Teat attention from foreign)
Funoral of Ex-Coy. Porker.
FitEi:iiOLiKN, N. J.. Jan. The fun
eral of ex-Uov. Parker tonk plat e this
morning from the Presbyterian church.
A large assemblage of distinguished citi
zens of the state and nation were present.
About tho World of Mars.
From tho New York Sun.
Mars being one-sixlh the si.o of our
earth, what would a man weighing 200
pounds hero weigh there. What is the
pressure of the atmosphere there ? What
effect would it have on our theology to
discover .inhabitants there similar to our
selves ! Given a much lighter wgcht and
less density of nir, how would people
there differ from us I J. S. D.
In order to ascertain how much a body
would weigh upon any planet we must
consider both the planets diameter and
its mass. The mass of Mars is about one
ninth as great as that of the earth, v.hiW
its diameter is about 5:MO0th of the
earth's. Since the attraction of gravita
tion varies directly ns the mass of the at
tracting body, its force at the surface of
Mars would be one-ninth as great as at
the surface of the earth, if mass alone tie
termined it. But we know that gravita
tion varies also inversely as the square of
the distance over which it is exerted, and
since a sphere attracts as if its whole mass
were concentrated at its center, it follows
that the attraction at the surface of a
sphere will depend upon the radius of
the sphere as well as upon its mass. Now
the radius of Mars ("that is to say, half of
its diameter) is C'MOOMi as groat as the
radius of the earth. Squaring o'MOOth
we get 2.SOa-10000th. Inverting this
fraction, since, as we paw above, it is to
be taken invcrsly, and multiplying it in
to the ona ninth, which represents Mars"
mass compared with the earth's, we have
the fraction 10000 2o2Sl, which repre
sents the force of gravitation at the sur
face of Mars as compared with that tit
the surface of the earth. Reducing this,
and using only round numbers, we gt
two-fifths very nearly. Consequently, a
man transported to Mars would weigh
there about two-fifths as much as he does
upon the earth. A 200-pound man would
weigh about 80 pounds.
If Mars had the same amount of air as
the earth, its pressure at the surface
would be two-fifths as great as that of
our atmosphere, but it would reach to a
much greater heignt. But we know ve
ry little about the atmosphere of Mars,
except that it has one, and that it is prob
ably less dense than ours.
Inhabitants of a planet having a slight
er force of gravitation than the earth
would, in all probability, be much largtr
than terrestrial men. Any dimen.-ion of
their size, such as highth or thickness,
would vary inversely as the force of
gravitation, so that upon Mars a m.".n
might be 15 feet tall, and yet not ks
agile than a fi-footer ipo;i the curlh.
The rarer atmosphere would, of course,
render some variations in physiological
structure necessary, for in such an atmos
phere a3 that of Mars wo should gasp and
die like fish out of water.
We cantjot s;aj whivt clfeet the discov
ery of inhabitants in Mars would have
upon our theology. The famous Dr.
Chalmers thought the knowledge that
there were many inhabited worlds besides
the earth ought to enlarge ami enoule
cur itjeas of the power -Mid goodness of
the Creator. In our opinion Dr. Chal
mers was right.
Around the World in Eighty Days
The stage settings seen in "Around the
World in Eigty Days," are marvels of
mechanism, ami have won applause
wherever seen. At the Opera llous",
Friday, January L5.
The management ought to be congrat-.
ulatcd upon securing suc-h an nitracticn
as "Around the World in Eighty Days,"
for without a doubt this Company has a
reputation excelling all others in regard
to the detail of the production of spec
tacular dramas. At' the Opera House,
Friday, Jan uaiy
Notwit standing the cstra large ex
pense connected "with the coining pro
duction. "Around the World in Eighty
Days," the nian:igene:it nnuor.nots thai
there will be to ii,uc:se in prices. At
the Opera House, Friday, Jan'y '.
The attack of the Sioux Indians otd
the arrival of the 'nil.'d rotates Dragoons
to the resecue in the fifth act in "Around
the World in Eighty Days," mA be -t en
to be appreciated. At the Oj'ela Iloue
Friday. January EL
I. pearl man has jtitt reocjvc;
load of furniture from St. Louis,
he will sell at bed roc j,,';,.,.
Call for Michigan eating tipples rdao
Michigan and New York ridi-rAt Phillip
Kr a use's
CU5TOM HOUSE CLERKS.
Difficulty f t'oinpniin Compoim.; iiit!oi
Driven Mat! ly ITum-m.
There is one department in tile custom
house for wUich there are not many ..s
pirants, tlioith the pay is good, it is the
litjuitlatin department. 'flit work i
liartl antl puzzluipc, ami it requires a man
of peculiar temperament to tnaku his wiy
in it Tim 1 it o i ii Im I in iVitw i it tit.-i.-.i l
where Hit final cali-uiat ion of the tinties
to Im; paid mi imported jooils is iii.it!.. I
When the goods are first, cult ret! a roiivh
estimate of I lie duties as per invoice is j
made anil Hie dut-ios are deposit iaI. Then, i
after t lie work of the surveyor's oilice is j
completed and the appraiser has examined j
the floods anil placed tin the invoice.! their
classification ami rate of duty, the work I
of the liquidating othee begins.
One of the liquidating clerks, in speak
ing to a reporter about the work of the
"To one who is not acquainted by act
ual experience with t lie work, it is a hard
matter to explain it. I have never known
such difficult work. In the first place the
invoices come to you in every known lan
guage, and the measures of quantity and
value are expressed in the same tongito as
that in which t lie invoice is written. All
these, in the !"r : ' ' '
duced to American nieusuici and a.ite.-:,
and is trying work. Then a man in our
department has to be a walking encyclo
pedia, of commercial ami trade technicaJi-
"One of tho most- puzzling things in
our work is the iigi.t:-ing out of the duty
on articles which pay a compound tax.
Take for instance dross mmds. The tax
i.; ." cents a yard and '! per cent, ad
valorem, or Teents n yard and -10 percent.,
according to whether the value is ovei- or
under 20 cents a yard. Say we have a
consignment of 1,00;) yards of dre:?s gids
from Kiighind which are hilled in the in
voice at shillings ami ( pence, less l..'J7,
a favorite discount less 5 per cent., less 2
per cent., and with charges say of L'-J.
The charges must be deducted and dis
counts taken o!l" in order to find our ju-t
what the eot per yard is, and on this the
t'.iity is ;Isses-etl. This is a simple opera
tion compared to many we have.
:i all worsted goods there is a specific
jind ad valorem duty for goods weighing
under four ounces a yard, and another
for goods over four ounces, and on some
other woolen goods we have to find oat
whether they cost 40, 1.0 or 80 cents a
pound, because liiU'erent rates of duty are
charged. I have had sometimes to make
us many as twenty-live different calcula
tions to ascertain what the rate of duty
was on u certain line of goods. We can't
go by the appraiser'? a hul.it ion at all;
his work is done hurriedly in many cases,
and we can't .ili'ord to trust him.
"About the most tedious work we have
is on invoices of gla s. it comes in ell
sizes and weights, nn.-1. there is a different
duly for each fd.o and weight. 1 have
known of invoices that required the mak
ing of 10,000 figures lo ascertain the d.tty.
Sugar is another tedious article to figure
on. Jt is graded by pohiriscopc test, and a
tlifi'erent rate of duty is charged for every
degree above 7-".
"Wines, liquors and tobao-o alt have
compound duties, which, as 1 said, !,ive
t,s tho hardest work. The work neve r
gets easy, as puzzlers are liable to come
up at any time. There are men in the
otrice who have been there fifteen years,
and they will frequently come across v.o-,u
thing in an invoice which they tp.tvo never
met before. It is pko sitting down to
solve ft I4iine.sc puzzle and keeping at .i
for eight or ten hours every day.
"Jt helps a in in very little to ln .
mathematician. Youn.r Ma! lu-i who
committed suicido, was. r.i the office, ttnd
was a ttplcn ii 1 mathematician, but he v,a-
of a nervous temperament, nn 1 1 don't
doubt that puzzling ever some of those in
fernal 'over or under tour ounce' invokv3
drove him crazy." New York Press.
ire a musical rat-v
They love mils::-, they play the guitar and
the piano and they sing charming song-",
composing appro-iriat: veie on the sp..t.
Nothing can be i-oie interesting than one
v.t the evening parties, even, among the
lower people, where several person:
filwaya play tlieir guitars antl singsongs
referring teasingly to the love affairs and
little secrets of those present. "What an
amount of wit and good natured liUjnr.;-'
And the ladies do it so gracefully ai-d
coquettishly that you cannot be ero-s
with thviu tor exposing your little wortk
nesses. Music is inborn with them. They
do not need to learn it, which, however,
does not prevent them from having a i.-i-ano
in every other house, on which they
practice Wagner and H..eilmeii for hi n.'s,
not always ttie delight of their neigh
bors, whoso windows are equally wide
open. Singing and guitar playing are to
be met with in the huts of the poorest vil
lagers. It is tlieir favorite amusement
during t lie evenings or during the da!l
hours of the midday heat. Many of the
donkey drivers, traveling witli their cara
vans through tho country, carry g..kar.
slung over their f;l.e..tdiers, and one da-,,
far ir-lai.-.!, 1 met a fellow, riding ;
her.M'ly jiaiked donkey, playing the guirr.r
and singing to his heart's content. What
a good humored people! Cor. New York.
.nr. ,'Oiifison lias more tnan one
has more than
stroiigly marked gift with which the pub
lic is not familiar. He possesses a cor-
tain mesmeric power winch ciial'c& in in, j
r.lnio.-jt invariably to renin e neuralgia or i
oilier pabi i.y gently rubbing the aifected
..-OI. li i'i i . .,.,."1 .... t. . e
I .ii i .Lii ins i.nei, i.iio i ,o ui luriu el
the members of his company testify heart
ily to his having relieved them of beert.s
nervous headaches by shiiolv" touching
itieiy ivtiiples. one bitly had neuralgia
no badly that the whole side of her face
was grotesquely swollen. Mr. .Jefferir.rj
stroked her cheek for ten or tiaevtii tiiin.
ntes, tot lc :i way th.i pain and' so far re.-;b-iJt-d
'iie r.t lling that the. activ-s-j vy-'i-j
enabled to go' on with 'lie pevtoiUi-''
without showing (ho le-tt b" . '';u
.1, t ,.i ot Uis-
J'bo Rin.ness Purdt-tt t 'outts ai.d other
pbilaiithfopi.; jr i.ns in London aro
:djiit to establish, it is raitl. a n heme to
provido workshops furnldietl with several
machines w here jxxr seant-tn s;:c.- can
go ami liavc tho use of the machuies at a
Very iuvv cliargo.
111 I LflllOKI, - LAUlLo !
! f k
l.y 11k; Dry (;...h
Fur tlu next Twenty l:iys we have
From b'tamlunl ju ices, wliicli were tin jer - i n i . !i"
riees. These floods consist of til I thv )
Cloaks, Imported New Markets,
Astraehan and Plush Wraps.
A ' ; 1 1 .- oi'i'or
SILE ATO WOOL ASTEACHAHS
-L" inch Tricots at.
V 'li il
at $oc, Worth 7.".
J&t$ light for4',
"i r-r3. -p 5 r. ?
a " trjm 1 mi mw rfV -1 ' --1 H
Great Sales comb!
We are tletcrniine;l to close
in SO Iaw oi:r as.-td tiiHiit will
eitv antl :ts this a'e is esnecialiv
to tlibcotint any Sanmle l.ot h'ale
SI auo-titer pale on ihese lotuls to
ami to close out fjiiicklv, jreat reductions lntve heen made.
Fifty Dozen Pieces.
Astonishing value.-' will he
for Holida v
i j for UrrOfll
Seal (S I ! aniUUTed Is'rass
ISla.nd Ctivtis, ami fanev
of : Cloaks,
Km in iriii in of
I 111 til
per Ci Discount
: I It f
ej(' - i
v. on I Ti i-
r--7--i --rn "t 1 1 -
iK - d in one, O jk'h'mi
oat otn- !'njiie Stock of (Monk, with
he found the. mo. t. cosuj.!.' t; in the
iiiiiliie'(-l for rivalry vvc otiai:ti:tte
on iee'"'.'I In j' r cent.
CSo. - e. The set
i lias Leen jnihJ,
(ilmred in this
I )--o.n t nieiit foi
ifts, I leadirdarlei's lonir since Kslahli.sli-
ilk TnTu IIKms, lace and
Albums, Tidies, table
is-K nrooiii i. ast s, i'i:ii)u pnil
fn h j i t in is lie-
Diy Goods House,
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