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PIiATTS3IOUTII, NEBRASKA, SATUKDAY EVENING", MAY' 11), 1888.
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GIATG SOGI K'LvKS.
i !.!; N. H'. I . . F. -Meets
;..l-..i v I i.. -.i:iv ct (Millie of ;u'Ii WH'K. All
t r.uiKK'iit OitJliu-is ate rrfiecUully invited to
ill HIM ITIl KNt'AM I'M ENT No. 3. I. O.
H o. r. iim?i v'i" alternate Friday in
carii n.oiiiii i. tlx- Mafoinc Hall. Vl.iitliiil
Itrolhris are invited to attend.
':!:: !.;';!: x. m. a. o. u. v.-Mwi
' nvrv .it' mat Friday evening at Iv. of t".
ti it!. ri:knsifiit hroilii-r ;irf rcsiectf uily iu
vs.' l i ;4H.-ii.l K.-l Mif)?a,.MiWliTWo-kiiinu ;
H. l;:u-liiw. Koii'iuau ; Frank ISrowii. nvrr
fci r-r ; I i;. "!. Cui.le; i;.'oi llou-woi tli.
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rtciith. lii'iTiviT ; M. Maliivl'l. 'a"t AI. :
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.,ASS t;v.MI' Xd.Wi, MODKK.N WOODMKN
' ' tiiiri h'.i M.iftH s!iiid and fourth Moii
5 ny fifHlw Iv. of F. hall All trniisieiit
;;i-! InT H' r''inst'd to inert with Uf. I.. A.
ef cr, VMit-r.i!ie Consul ; 1 J. NiIh,
iVi.rthy Uvier : 1. 11. Smiiu. Fx-iianker ; W.
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1 Mp-t evt'iy alt-ruat Friday evninK at
:i'kw.il hall at so'cIiksk. All traimU'iit hroth
rH in n'sofrtfiiliy invitd alnn.1. I.. S.
,:ir-oii, M. W. ; F. Itovd, Fri-iaau : S. O.
Wilile. lieuordiT ; Leonard Anderson, uverst-er.
.McOUNIHIE POST 45 G. A
I V. Jdiixsov ro ninander.
O h. i w tn Senior Vice
t: "a , Uatk-s Junior
Jiw,. V'l KS Adjutant.
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Total A Si-H. $12,113,7:4
L3-3 m-M nl?.iill at tills Apegt
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;th and Gr.xnitc Streets.
Contractor and Oailder
r :rs.-na! attention to all Bmluess Entrust
' o 1117 care-
XonRV IX OKFICK.
Title Ewalieu. .T)sfarct" omplieo, in-
r ;te? Peiiit:e3 for making Frui l&m titan
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THE GREAT FLOODS.
Scenes of Desolation and Ruin In
the Overflowed Die
tricts. Qcinty, 1H.. Sfay 19. The flood in
this ilistrict ives no higa of nbatcuient
The dccliuc of un iik h and a half here
thin niornino;, U to o'clock, was due
nolelj to the relief ulTrik-d ly nuwerou
lireuks in the two levees which permitted
Yu.-.t lhkes of water to ovtiflow the liiina
Siucc that, however, the river has been
at a tdau.lstill. and a furtherri.se is certain
It is pofcMble, in the judgment of exper
ienced rivsr men, that the high water
mark of 1851 will be pnssed before the
climax is reached. Relief crews frotu
tlncity have been g;nt iu all directions,
and the people on the bluffs will be oar
ed lor. Their immediate necessities will
be supplied by boat loads of provisions,
Citizens are subscribing liberal sums of
money and boxed of clothing to be for
warded as soon as the locution of the
diatrtsacd refugees is determined. They
are in Fpei iril need for food for stock,
bundled of heads of which are huddled
i .n' ti- r on t-mbiinkfincnts. If the dis
trri.? proves us widespread as reported,
llierc will bo an appr-al to ths citizens of
t!e state st lare for contributions of
money. The rirt loss of life was report
ed this morning.
Colored College Commencement
Ralkich, X. C, May 18. The friends
of colored education are greatly interest
ed in Livingstone College, at Salisbury,
where there are 400 students, and whose
commencement exercises are now in pro
gress. Lnst evening Dr. Charles F,
Deems, of New York City, pastor of the
Church of the Strangers, and one of the
most eminent North Carolina preachers,
delivered the annual address before a
great assemblage. There are twenty twe
graduates, of whom six are females.
Two graduates from the theological, ten
from the normal, and ten from the clas
sical department. i)r Deems, after hear
ing the essays and rations, said that in
all his life in Ins visits to Harvard, Yale,
Princeton, and in his connection with the
North Carolina State University as pro
fessor, he has never heard so -few mis
takes in English and classics among stu
dents, and that the thoroughness of 6chol
arship in English and Latin was unsur
passed by any of these institutions.
Through the Cascade Mountains.
Seattle, Wyo., May 18. The Seattle
Lnke Shore and Eastern Railway Com
pany lust evening entered into a contract
with the millionaire contracting firm of
Ryan & McDonald, of New York,
throu :h their representatives, Messrs.
Burns & S:nith, of Baltimore, for the
construction of 25 miles of standard
cau 'f1 railroad through the C scads nioun
titins toward Spokane Falls. This new
places the whole distance between the
two cities under contract, and there is
great rejoicing all over the territory.
This neyr contract specifies that the work
must Lc tciyoletcel within two years from
date, which will compel tlic contractors
to employ an army of men, and to builel
from both ends of the line. The cost of
this new section is placed at $5,000,000.
The country to be traversal is extremly
rich in timber, cgal aftd iron, and on the
eastern slope ?n grain and in general pro
duce. Profitable Temperance Meeting.
Rr.i: Si'Rixos, Neb., May 19. The dis
trict convention of the W. C. T. U. clos
c t iici.f list nioht after a three elays' sos-
si n. Tit-; a'.tor.ujuc-o a yery Jrge and
k!i.1 ::mch interest manifested. There
were dc-K-g itcs here from the fire counties
Ctmjri-;i;jj the elistrict. Thi lectures of
Mrs. ilr'-'d S'eeiii, o'f City, Wednes
day evening, and ?.I:a. Emma tow Smith,
of California, last night, were highly
complimented by tll who heard them.
The following officers were ele;d for
the enduing year: President. Mrs. K. A.
Fulon, Pawnee City; corresponding sec
retary. Mrs. A. J. Duer, Pawnee City; re
cording secretary, Mrs. llortzel, Auburn;
treasurer, Mr. J. II. Battles, Stella.
Sr. Lojrf S Mo., May J0r A special to
the I'ost-Ditches from KevkuJ; stys he
water is within less than a foot of the
great rise of 1831. The railroads were
all blockaded, ajid will not able to re
sume for a week even if the worst of the
flood be over.
A sef $ I from Alma, Ark., says rain
has been ailing )n uai ctJe for the last
three elays, and all the streams have ove
flowed. Immense cotton fields and cane
bottoms are reported inundated. So
quick w4 tl;e ri from the Big Frog
and Clear creek tha people wcrs fprccd
frolu tiieir homes, an l some wete com
telled to swim for their lives. It is fear-
ej that several lives have been lost.
Shot While Attempting to Escape.
Rio Granse City, Tex., May 18.
Last night tbout 8 o'clock, Abram Resen
dez, a resident of Roma, was shot by a
deputy sheriff n hile attempting to escape
from arrest. Resendez was tb leader of
the gang of outlaws who in August last re
lieved Don Manuel Ouerra, of lloma, of
$500. Resendez and two others called on
Guerra, and by threatening to kill him
compelled him to pay the money. The
matter has ben kept epiiet by Guerra and
the oflicers iu expectation of securing the
who's gang. On Monelay last Judge
Rusell issueela warrant Rest ml ex's anvst.
The warrant was executed here yesterday,
and while being taken to jail Re.c-ndez
attempted to escapp, and was shot. lie
liyed until this morning.
Telegrapher' Signal Code.
There is nothing that gladdens tho eyes
cf the telegraph editor quite as much as
tho magical "SO." The compositor at the
caso likes to see it, too. for ho knows it is
the end of telegraph copj' for tho night.
Tho telegraph operator lias a fancy for
JO also, as. indeed, lias every one who has
anything to do with a telegraph or a news
paper office. This "30" means literally
"the end," and is tho signal that the tele
graph report is complete for tho night,
but just why it should bo so or how this
came about no one can probably tell with
any accuracy, but it is a part of a codo of
signals adopted by telegraph operators
long ago. They hit upon it at random.
doubtless, and it serves its purpose satis
factorily. By the same token tho figure
"1 is used as the signal, "Wait a min
ute;" "2," and sometimes "12," means
"I understand;" "18" means "trouble:"
"25" is "busy on another wire."
Those are the signals most common iy
used by operators engaged on ordinary
business or dispatches intended for the
newspapers, but signals and ciphers are
used in a thousand occupations. Tho
train dispatcher has his coele, and tho
signals therein save him a world of work
and pounding of the key. For instance.
4 may mean "train orders" and "9" be
the signal used by the president of the
road. When "9" Hashes along eveything
on thp wire gets out of the way. just as
everything is sidetracked when the presi
dent's car comes whizzing down the rails.
t can bo readily understood how these
signals savo time and labor, on the
principle that stenography is better
adapted to the condensation of phrases
and sentences than longhand; in a single
figure a world of meaning can bo ex
pressed, but to the overwoked telegraph
eehtor. who has been slaving all uignt
with his head close to a gas lamp, and
whose brain is buzzing and sizzling, the
signal "CO" is the sweetest and the dear
est of them all. Chicago Tribune.
An Actor In Honolulu.
Booth told a very amusing story when
he was here last of a trip he took to
Honolulu, when ho was younser and
mocking about California. Some actor
came up from Australia who had stopped
t the bandwich Islands. lie inflamed
Booth on tho subject of that dramatic El
Dorado. IIo scraped together all the
money ho could and went to Honolulu.
IIo had fifty dollars when he arrived
With that money he hired tho theatro for
vo weeks at ten dollars a week. II-
found two or three people and made ar
raugemeut to give a show. It was to be
'Richard III." Tho two or three people
played all tho parts. One man played
four, and one woman two, anel so on.
Tho question of billing the town arosa
Ho managed to get some posters, but he
had nothing to stick them up with. He
bought a bucket of "poi" and some starch
or stuff that would help it. mixed his
paste and sent a small Kanaka out to put
uo tle bills. He didn 6co any when he
went out, and investigation disclosed that
the small Kanaka had eaten np all the
paste and thrown the posters away. He
begged some of his company to stick
them up, but they were all too high toned,
and Booth had to go off himself in the
middle of the night and paste his bills up.
lid said lie p&WQ bak with fifty dollars,
just as' he started, and they had lived on
bananas principally. Sau Francisco
Outlook for Jurenile Literature.
When there ore nq ttoro red Indians, or
when those who continue to exist are uni
versally respectable, law abiding, hum
drum personages, what will the "boy of the
fure do for exciting literature? Pirates,
it need hardly bp pojnted out, are becom
ing In these latter daya ridiculously scare;
even In their former happy hunting
grounds off the coasts of Sumatra, Borneo
and other East Indian islands traders
rarely meet with any of the gentlemen
immortalized by Marryat, Low and Louis
Stevenson, and a score of other marine
novelists. When we come across a good
pu at 6 story In a boys' book, we nearly
always find it 'written in the past tenso.
The same Is becoming true of adven
tures with redskins; but still there are
parts of the American continent where the
Comanche or Apache In his war paint
may even now bo encountered. This is as
it should be. The misery which will be
inflicted on schoolboys when all the desert
Ula;ds of f La world are Inhabited, when
a pirate will be as' extinct aa a plesiosau
rus and the few remaining red Indians
become waiters In New York restaurants,
has never been taken seriously or system
atically into account. It Is an outrage on
boyhood tq deprive ft of the chief field for
tho 'expansion' of its imaginative faculty,
"CREASING A MUSTANG.
SKILL DISPLAYED BY TEXAS MARKS
MEN IN CAPTURING WILD HORSES.
Tlie Animal Formerly a Great Ntti.uiit'e
to Cuttle Kaixerit Catching mi lutamnl
Mutuii with a Hide Hull lricclaim
ally Virion ISrutea.
J. T. Hill, who for many years has been
engaged in cattle raising in Texas nr.d tho
Indian territory, remarked to a rejxirtcr
tho other day: "In tho e'arly days of the
cattlo business in Texas, from 1.7 to
LSCO. tho ranges wero overrun by bauds
of wild horses. These animals wero a
great nuisance;, as they would get mixe'd
with our loose horses and run them ofT
when any one approached. As a rule tbey
wero a rough, ill shaped set of beasts, and
almost untamable, so that few attempts
wero ever mado to catch them.it being
considered best to shoot them on si-jlit
and thus get rid of a disturbing inf!nnief
m our horse ho:! ; 1,.
a really fine animal would bo sccu and tho
ranchmen would try hard to secure it.
But tho ordinary mode of capture, lasso
ing, could seldom bo used against wild
horses, and theso beasts wero very shy,
and even a poor horse, carrying 110 weight..
could outstrip o very fiuo auimiil with a
man on his back. I have chased wild
horses 100 times and have become thor
oughly convinced of the truth of the
English racing saying that the weight of
a stable key will win or lose a race
KOVEb METHOD OP CAITURH.
"In this extremity the Texaus used to
resort to a means of canturinii the horre:
which is, I believe, exclusively American
It was discovered, I do not know how.
that a blow upon a particular sinew in a
horse's neck, locat ed just above where the
spine joins the skull, Mould paralyze the
animal temporarily without doing it any
permanent injury. Iu those days the
Texans were nearly without exception
fine shots, and at short range could send
a rifle ball with phenomenal accuracy.
Tho horses could not be approached ex
cept on foot, and it was impossible to
catch them on horseback. But, not to be
overcome by any such difficulties, tho
cowboys discovered a way to capture
them. Taking his riflo, a hunter would
crawl through tho thick chaparral until
within fifty or sixty yards of the horse he
desired to secure. Then, taking careful
aim, he would endeavor to send a bullet
through the top of the neck so as to strjlio
the sinew. When this was prcperly dono
the horse would fall as if struck by light
ning and remain insensible for ton or fif
teen minutes, recovering completely in an
hour or two, with no worse injury than a
slight wound in the back of the neck that
soon healed. Of course many bullets went
astray and hundreds of horses were killed,
but a good shot would secure about emo
hcrse in three that ho attempted to
'cre-asc,' as this niodo of capturo wp.s
"The largo calibro lilies commonly in
use were not adapted to this peculiar mode
of hunting, as if they touched tho sinew
they were sure to break it, and the
wounds tho 44 er 52 calibro balls inflicted
were too severe. The weapon universally
employed in creasing mustangs was the
old Hawkins rifle, which carried a bullet
uot much larger than a pea, had a set
trigger and required but a small charge of
powder These weapons wero wonder
fully accurate up to 100 yards, but in
liietcd a trilling wound, and tho bullet
w:-.s likely to take a course through soft
flev.li around any hard object, instead of
tearing through it, as a larger lxi'1 pi-o
pelled by a heavier charge of powder
would do Hundreds of mustangs, til
ways tbe beat animals in the herd, used
to be creased every year, and this pr ;2
tice was kept up until the herds had en
NOT OF MUCH CSK.
"Some of the horses thus secured were
very tQUgh and, sleet animals, but few
were of any practical use Nearly a'l
were stallions, as a wild mare that v.ts
good for anything was seldom seen, and
the captured horses were nearly, withou
exception, lrreclar'jiably vicious, eve-y.
when judged from the Texas standpoint.
Even when broken to tho saehlle tht-y
could only bo ridden by the very best
horsemen, and wero always on tho look
out to do their riders an injury. Strange
to say. they seldom tried to kick, but a
man had to bo continually on tho lockout
for tbsir fors fe?t and teeth- They oy.'y
used their hind feet when a wan was
about to mount, but nearly every o::o of
them had a trick of kicking forward as
sewn as mo riaer put ins icot m tue stir
rup, and unless he was wary he would re
ceive a terrible piow pn tbe leg.
"I used to own a horse that. I bc-lieve.
could scratch himself between the ears
with his hind foot, his hind leg being cp
parently made of India rubber. The in
stant he felt a foot in the stirrup his hind
hoof would come forward with the speed
of lighting, in the attempt to infiict a
tjipat 7'ciqus kielf. (gave up niouiitin-r
him In the usual way. and always used to
vault into the saddle without touching
tho stirrups, a fc-at easily enough per
formed in my younget days, although I
would have some difSculty in doing it
now. l usea to use to nae wua uorses.
but after one or two narrow escapes from
their deadly fore feet, which they would
use f a man carelessly stood" in front o
them. I gave it' tip and Btuck to the tame
6tock." St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
a process has been discovered for pro
ducing photographs on metal.
Cincinnati boosts tie biggest piu f
gam in the country
We earnestly requeft alTofour friends
indebted to us to call nt once nnd utile
accounts due. We have mutaincd heavy
loss by the destruction of our llnim h
House at Fairmont, Neb., by fire and now
that we need money to inett our obliga
tion, we hope there will not be titie
among our friends who would refn.se to
call promptly nt this paiticular time and
Trusting this will receive your kind
consideration and prompt t.tti i.tion, we
remain, Yours Truly,
S0L0LMGN & NATHAN.
Win. Merohl & Son
ryGooi!?. Miens Ecots M Shoes J
or Ladies and Gents
FURNISHING - GOODS.
He keeps as large and as well
Af can 1p fimnil any )ilaro in tlif city and make
jou 1'iU-e.s that lily iu fliiii.n.
Em's Busar Fatieris and EaTs Cemt?.
C F. SM ITH,
The Boss Tailor.
Maiu Sr., Over Merges SlieeStoie.
Has the best and mof-t complete stock
of sampler, both foreign and domestic
woolens that ever came west of Missouri
V.tc Ilircrt nrim-f Rnuiwu cnili
from ?1(1 to elrcfs Miits. 25 to ,,
pants i. ."5, S-fi.oO and upwards.
3" Will guarante-ed a fit.
Prices Defy Compelilion.
J. E. BOBBINS, ARTIST,
INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN IN
fine oil painting
I.OVEK3 O-T ART A HE
T ) CALL AND
STUDIO OVER OLIVER & RaMSK -MEAT
r. C. A
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rrescrvatlon f rat!!r-I t?et!i a ir;a::j,
Ccclh crtrncU l M"i;!t'i!.7iy iJ Vie -4 LomjhUig
Alt work warranted. Prices reasonable.
Fl ! 'ZitE!t.VI.I'i III. CK I'l.' TT f VCl'l II. N?l
j a k r-
DRS. CAVE & SMITH,
Tl:c only DciitiHtx in tlie West rfntrolIji! tills
New System uf Extract in si ml I'll I inn Trel U
without J'a in. Cur MiaeMlietie- in en
tirely free from
j CIILOltOFOKM OK KTIIEIt
AND IS APOLUTEI.Y
Harmless - To - AlU
Teeth extracted :md PitifUhil teeth Insnrtd
nxt elay if t'.esireti. 1 lie f.ieei vmion of the
natural teeth a specialty.
GOLD CROWNS, GOLD CAPS, BRIDGE WCEE.
The very (irifst. offl'-oiii I t.ion liloek, over
'1 he Citizen-' 15:-.iik,
2STEW ICE nvcEisr
We have our house filled uji)i
A FINE QUALITY OF ICE,
And are jiicjir.red to deliver it daily to our cu
toiiin in siiiy quantity (!e.irvd.
ALL 0EDEES PE0MPTLY FILLET).
Ieae oider with
i T -c -m-cr. a -(-T1.rriTc.m
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At store on Sixth Street. We make a Spec-
And Loading Cars. For term see us or
H. C. H'MAKEN & SON,
Telephone!?, - - Flattamoutk
H. P. Whisler's,
The City Bakery,
Home Mado Broad.
i He has procurr-d the f( rviees of I. .J. Strayer,
! of Omaha. v.t!(..e eeiahy is in inaJtitiK
j thisIiKhr, es.ily digested.
i Furehase a five or tep t:t loaf a til you will be
ecir.viui'ea cl I mer.lc.
0T. O, DOC2TD,
BARBER AND HAIR DRESSER.
All woik firs-t ;S; vrf,t Fifth Ftrt.
Ncith F.oUjJ Sii ct wood's Stoic.
N. M I I.IVAN. Attorney at Law. Will
eive i-r.ti i.t .'Itt-Mi,,, . i. (
j trusted !. in. e'ti'c- la Cnion nioek. Eal
j Hi.'e. I'lattsmciitli. cl.
If it is real -Mi:te ye u vapt, see Wiatl
ham &, Da vies' oltmi on set end pge.
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