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SECOND YE Alt
PJLATTSMOUTJI, MUiKASIvA,SATLK!AV EVENING, J)ECE3II5EU 2l, 1888.
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THE TRIAL UNSATISFACTORY.
The New Cruiser Vesuvious Given
Trial Under Disadvantages-
PiiiLADKLPUic, Paj, Dec. 29. The new
dycimite cruiser Vesuvius, "which left
Cramp' shipyard Thursday for Dcleware
hay, there to have a test of high speed,
returned to the shipyard at 1 o'clock yes
terday afternoon. The course in the bay
where the trial was made was reached
Thu.day evening before dark, and al
though the wiad was blowing a gale, the
sea heavy, and other disadvantageous
conditions, the contractors concluded to
have a trial before dark. The course of
two miles was made in 5 minutes 50 sec
onda, 3 seconds quicker than the time
fixed by the board as requisite to a rate
of 20 knots. Another run was made in
six minutes and 21 seconds, which was
2t seconds over time. Yesterday morning
another trial was made, but during the
run one of the air pump levers broke and
the last half knot was made with only
one engine. The time made was 6 min
utes, 1 8 seconds, and the trial wa9 then
abandoned, and the Vesuvius returned to
the city. Heavier air pump levers will
le nrnviilrf.l and another trial will be
made as soon as they are fitted. The
J? orac power developed at the time the
air purnp lever broke wis 4,280.
Salld for Manderson.
LiNfoi.,eb., Dec. 29. Members of
both houses are dropping in from all
parts of the state, and all agree, without
exception, that they are solid for Alan
derson, and know of no opposition to
him, none whatever. There will be none.
It is proposed by prominent members
of both houses to submit a resolution to
(.he republican caucuses that a paper shall
be sent to Mr. Manderson.signed by eyery
republican member, asking him to stay
right at his post of duty, and assuring
him of a unanimous re-election. Thi is
favored as just compliment to the sena
tor, a proper recognition of the demands
of the people in the recnt election, aiid
to enhance the prestige and influence of
the state of Nebraska at Washington and
throughout the union. Something like
X this will doubtless be done.
A Missing Vessd.
New York, Dec. 29. It is the opinion
TC sea-faring men in this city that the
itcainsbip Samana, which left here for
1 lay ti n and San Domingo ports Jfoyem-
bor 22 last, is lost November 25, in the
'direct rotc of fhe Samana, a terrible
ktorm was epeiieccpd Nothing has
been heard of the vessel since she left
New York. Jt will be recalled the
8ani.in.Vs departure was signalled by a
heated-controversy between tJje Haytien
consul and custom house officials. Con
sul I$asutt claimed that the vessel carried
arms and ammunition for the insurgents,
and made strenuoja efforts to have the
vessel delayed until the cargo could be
. inspected.' Collector llsgoue, however,
refused to interfere, and the Samana
c 'eared. S?3 carried a crew of nineteen
m;n, including the captain.
Floquat Scores a Point
Paris, .Djc. 29. The chamber of
tl.-puticj .liscus?jd the senate 'a amend
ments to the I Rdget. In the cour.se cf
the deb.itj M. Iiouveticr, of the right, at
tacked t1i3 government for going to ex
tremes i.i s ;cui irizing -chools. Premier
Flo.j let. in reply, declared his warmest
approval of everything that has been
don3 to secul.iria -J sehqqU. Thi republic,
he said, dsirnd to free education from
all religious influence, Floquet's speech
was roa jived with enthusiastic applause,
ai I a u) tiva t-j . print and placard it
throazi at FiMtic; v:u carried by a vote
of 270 tj 10 J.
A N)ted Baptist Dead.
' Lorisvn.x.K, Ky., D.c 29. A cable-
eraTuT'jViv'ed yesterday morning nn-
Iv. Joa-s ratios Wce president f
thesoii'.hurn 1 V..lnli&c1 :"7.
in this city, lis was QOTf oItl. nd
left hero ltst Augqst to hi health.
IU was th3 founder of the siminary, and
en- of Ihi greatest leaders ofV-mcrican
A Big Tax Bill.
Sax Frascisco. Cal., Dec. 29,
Southern Pacific company yesterday pa?
$102,000 state tix s for the current yearl
Tip company's statement just issued'
ihows the total earning for the jear past
to be $42,569,000, and operating expeses
Colcmbcs, Neb., Dec. 29. The new
hotel in this city has been leased to J. O.
Pollock, of Beatrice, and will be evened
on the 4th of March, and is cbriszed
t!:e TLureton, in boner of Omaha's g::zt
LOCOMOTIVE ENCINE RS-
Meeting of the Brotherhood
Chicago, 111., Dec. 28. The convention
of locomotive engineers, representing the
Brotherhood west of the Mississippi,
commenced a session here yesterday.
There were numerous reports as to the
object of the meeting, but the delegate
declare the only purpose in view was to
establish closer relations between the en
ginecrs west and southwest ami solidjfy
as much as possible the organization in
that part of the country. The proceed
ings of the meeting were secret. There
seems to be, however, if outside gossq
counts for anything, little room for
doubt that the real intention of the
movement Is to devise a new plan of
campaign in behalf of the Burlington
strikers. The scheme most favored up
parently is to have an entirely new com
mittee wait upon the Burlington olliciaK
and endeavor once more to induce
compromise if possible. It is possible
the committee appointed at the Richmond
convention may wait on the Burlington
The Title Kulnance In Germany.
And then the way a man's titles aro
piled on when addressing him is very
amusing. I remember how this both
ered my memory in Altcnberg years
ago, when my family was there. At a
aemi-literary dinner was a doctor who
was assistant professor of rhetoric, lie
was always adui'esseU as llcrr Dr.
Assistant Professor of liheiorie
Bch(teidcr, all the titles being com
pounded into one word; or llerr Col
onel Master of tho Duke's Stables von
Reuter. Woe to tho guest who failed
to compound into one word all of these
positions when addressing Mr. Reuter
or who left out tho "von!" I mado
many mistakes and finally settled the
matter by telling them frankly that I
was ah unlettered Yankee. They lot
me get through with ono title in ad
dressing any one, but I think they
very much pitied my lack of good
form. I do not wonder that kings,
princes and nobles think themselves
made of finer material than thr.l of
common men. The people by their
adulations teach them so to thin!:. So
cialists in Germany and Franco rail at
tho privileged classes; Nihilists in
Russia slay them, but the p;reat bull;
of the people show thut they worship
ther.i, nn'l Tfhpn pr.fl pvnaU'V- s fci'ttoi!
rid of they ca!i l ich in a tamp sine!
mai but another master under whose
feet they may lay their necks. Cor.
A Clock Pe3l!ers Trick.
A crood story wds toM your
spontLent tno otn
kno vn old gentleman
cloc'is anvi jo.velry 1:1 tno uays ucioro
railroad contracts mado him worth
over a quarter of a million. "I dis
tinctly recollect pn ono occasion," said
he, 4 t was selling clocks near Mcchan
icsburg, in tho beautiful Cumberland
Valley, and ran across a houso where
the man purchased three. After din
ner, to which I was invited, my curi
osity being excited by the fact of tho
gentleman's taking three clocks, I
asked the reason. lie told me that he
was ono of three brothers who had
agreed among themselves that the first
ouc who struck a clock peddler should
buy a clock for eacli. I inquired about
the brothers, wrhero they resided
au ? the be;t way to reach them, and
of k rtlinner I started, and before eye-ii-bad
seen the two brothers ancl sold
them each three clocks, making nino
in til." When he finished tho story
thc old gentleman gaVe a chuckle, as
if ho had accomplished a thing for
whi:h ho deserved commendation.
Jewelers' Review '
To Locate a Ialu
A novel method of locating a
1 method of locating a leak
r main has been employed at
r, N. y., with, entire success.
in a water
Tbo break in the main was known to
bo" l-etween tho banks of tho river. A
solution of bipermangan&to of potash
v.;u introduced at a hydrant on the
bid-.? of the river nearest the -reservoir,
and observers were stationed on the
river along tho line of tha main. A
dco; reddish purple discoloration of
rivJr water at one point soon made tho
e::r..'. location of tno leak apparent.
Tho Llood orange is a mere variety'
of the sweet orauge obtained by culti
vation, and appears first to have been
rajs'-'J Dy the Spanish gardeuei-s in the
Thijippino Islands, from the capital of
w)::cH (Manila) it, together with the
well known cigars, formed atone time
o::c- of the chief articles of export. On
ils iirst appearance in KUroio it excited
a considerable sensation, and, in tho
lust century, very high prices were de
manded for the trees which bore tho
wonderful fruit. Nonet however, now
come to us from Manila, our supply
being derived almost entirely from
Malta,' where great pains and attention
ere bestowed upon their cultivation,
jt was for a long time supposed and,
indeed, tho jdea- 3 not yet quite extinct
that blood oranges were produced
'-by the grafting of the orange with tho
Tifgranaie; ou mere is noi iue
f .li-j-iounaauorior una uuiici
", cf the day in jthe evening" ia
NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS.
Tlio Trnuble Knrouoterd In Opening Vp
a Cold Mine.
YTorking a gold mine sounds very
nice, but very few peoplo are aware of
the difficulties and expense attending
There are plenty of men in this city
who have been "bitten" in small min
ing schemes and who do not now
understand why they were failures.
It is a very common thing for some
hopeful prospector to stuniblo across
"cropnings" that show freo gold, and
that, from all appearances, could bo
worked to advantago with tho expen
diture of a little money.
Tho first thing the prospector does is
to "think up" somo capitalist friend
whom ho thinks would be willing to
invest in tho enterprise. Ho then
writes a letter something after this
"I have ono of tho finest proposi
tions you ever heard of. I have dis
covered cropnings that indicate the
presence of a ledge eight feet wide and
which I am certain will bo found per
manent. "The croppings show that tho ore
will mill at least $23 per ton. Let us
say then that tho ore will only yield
one-half this amount.
"This mine (sic) can be worked that
is, the ore can bo mined and milled
at a minimum cost of per ton. This
will leave a net profit of, say, $8.
Now tho croppings show along the
r.urfaco for 200 feet, and are so situated
that a tunnel could bo run 200 feet be
low. There is no doubt that tho ore
will hold out. and after tho tunnel is
run there will be 'in sight' practically
23,000 tons of ore, which, at $3 a ton,
will, as von will readily see, yield a
profit of 200,000.
"All I need is enough money to Yun
this tunnel. I can then haul tho ore
to a custom mill (there is ono about a
milo distant), and after that the mine
will pay for itself. I only need $3,000
at the outride, and if you will put up
this amount you may have a half in
terest in tho property."
On paper this is a lino proposition.
A sure for tune for 3,000, Tho capital
ist is caught and up goes lus3,0u!
The first thing to be done is to drive
a tunnel into the soud rock somo ci4it
tect square and n distance of 200 feet.
A double shift of men, say eight, are
hired, affoa blacksmith to sharpen the
tools, me-: o clear away tho ground,
etc. This cun easily be accomplished
for $50 a Hay. A houso or cabin has
to, bo built, but this will only cost some
C-SOO. Powder, tools, timbers, lumber
and pixivisioiis Will make tho first
1,000, to use a popular expression,
"iook awful sick."
For tlio first few days the work pro
gresses favorably and the capitalist re
ceives the rnodt encouraging letters
from, his mining friend. After that
tho letters are less frequent and not
near so encouraging.
The miners have "struck a horse."
This is generally ome rock about as
easy to drill through as so much cast
steel. A hole six inches deep may be
drilled into tho rock in about ten hours,
and when tho giant powder cartridges
are put into this hole thoy shoot out as
u irom a cannon.
There may be ten, feet of this sort of
work, there inav be fifty; at any rate
before the dilliculty has been over
come some 2,000 or more will have
been sunk in the enterprise and the
ground scarcely scratched.
Of course, more money will be de
mandedj and then still more, until
the capitalist becomes disgusted and
quits the thing altogether. This is
the way it generally works.
Uu acuities aro not only encountered
in running a tunnel or sinking a shaft,
such as tho caving in of the. work, re
bellious rock and olhc-i-s too numerous
to mention, but it is often discovered
after tho tunnel has been run tho de
sired length that it should have been
run in some other place.
lo estimate tho actual cost of tho
opening up of a mine from tho "grass
roots would bo a very dirncult mat
ter. Under the most favorable cir
cumstances, however, unless a pocket
or bunch of very rich ore is encoun
tered, from t GO. 000 to $75,000 may be
set down as a very close figure to put
a mej-e "prospect" in paying condition.
As much sometimes as 200,000 is
spent in opening up a mine before any
"money" is taken out. All this refers
merely to those "little" mining propo
sitions or "flyers," as they are called,
in wliich the uninitiated, in the hope
of becoming millionaires on a "dol
lar investment,' come out in almost
every instance at the small end of the
horn. isew lork Herald.
A Sleep Walker's A 1 venture.
The other night a young man living
near liere got up m nis sleep, par
tial! y dressed himself, descended to the
yard and jumped into the well. The
ptuugo oat u, or course, woie nim up.
lie struggled to the top, being a good
1 t '1 1 A 1 1 A.
swimmer, ana wuiio ciutciimg aooui
in tho dark on the surface of the water
he got hold of the chain which worked
over a pullev and which had a buckle
at both ends. IIo ihrew Ins weight
on the chain but tho pullev worked
easily, and the bucket on tho other
end shot up and tho young man shot
down toward tho bottom of the "well,
Sundry well directed but spasmodic
KICKS prougnt nun lo iue top agruaj i
but lust at that moment trie recently
cscended bucket, which had turned
down again when he turned the chain
loose, met the top of his head with a
severe blow, which ducked hun under
Reaching tho surface again, a-ad
with a coolness and presence' cf nrfcd
wliich was it3ParksV V-a '' " '
whila "trending water," a-, tho
c:dl it, h-j gently pulkxl tho
ci;;in, (y.iKiig lh bucket to jicond
until Urtiit the nulloy at tho top of tho
v, 11 frame. Now ho had a solid hold,
and. finding tho s'.cp holes on the sido
of. thu well, ho .soon mounted to tho
curbing r-.vA sp:-.:ug out iip:m terra
fiiu-.a. lie -,:iid thut ho thought in his
tlreanu thid ho w;..s at tho "iovd" unj
v.::.j i;i:n'.:i;'-- in for a iilca.s;:nt L:ith.
ill the well was tv.cntv feet
low th - i:
the mi face was not far be
'ttoui of tho curb. Vuidostu
i r.: ;
lorr T!:. "Ullakeil."
.!!( i- r--;ycboSogicaI fact tl.at
!:; .;.- !.:,
ti;.:i tit the
tors and pointers, with
. i v. i ii cioiK'u. oiicn ue-
i . . . . i i . . .i ... i
itc::ed ;;t t!u.- (irst real opera.
poiiiini'r i!::;i:nct (!iil never
re v.-. cr ! rn:n it. A I
al f ;)ortinr.ii bad
a v. i'il l :v.l, Inncy pcoriv
In' r;i.;(l with due n--ml
J httti i winch
for his future
lUL-i ic.-.s in tlio t;cul, and at maturity
Ptartcd f t;t to f;ivo liini a trial on panic.
True to his nature f ! ' : !: ;.. ii'o.ft
the fields i:i the i:u-iTy blyie of las trained
ancestors, and coming suddenly upon a
lar;; covoy of birds ho stopped at the
scnt of the birds in obe-dienco to his
The dog had never seen a gamo bird,
and the odor of the cover rose so thickly
about him that be was fairly intoxicated
with tlio delightful senr-ation tho
"point." lie shivered in his excitement,
and so pronounced was the effect upon
him that his hr.ir ro.so with his sensa
tions. Presently the birds began to rise
with a noi.v whir, and the unexpected
sight of quails and tho nthso they made
getting away so alarmed tho dog that ho
turned tail and ran off to hide in tho
bushes. Since that time tho dog's fear
of Lirds lias txen so great that lie always
rur.3 away from them. Iio will hunt
diligently to flr.d birds, and he will make
his jK)i:it after they are found, but the
moment he etop.-i to point he recollects
lus first bird s, and with tho most abject
erpreutiion ho steals H'vny from 'the
object he has worked so hard to find.
This peculiai j?y i-J bv no means uncom
mon, and sportsmen have named the act
"blinking. ' Chicago, Tribune,
Beyond Ounniscn City tho railway
runs through the. valley of tho same
name, closely following the river. Soon
tho well worn channel grow narrower,
tho cliifs mount higher; vegetation is
less aburdant, and suddenly tho sun
light is entirely shut out by broken sum
mits, and the black canyon of the (Jun
nison holds us fast in it3 embrace. Thi3
gorge u grander, ifcepcr, darker and
more beautiful than tlio Uoyal which wo
passed through earlier in tho day. It 13
thrice as l ing and much moro verdant,
and although its walls are of red Rand
stone they are sufficiently dark lined to
give the place it.i name. At times tho
canyon narrows and 13 full of sharp
curves, but again it has long, wide
stretches, which enable one to study the
steep crags that tower heavenward two
or tnree thousand feet above U3. An open
observation car is attached to tho train,
and tho lovcr-J of nature feast upon the
charms of this wonderful locality,
Currecanti Needle, tho r.jost abrupt of
the towering pinnacles, stand3 like a
grim sentinel, watching tho canyon's
solitudes. It is red hued from point to
base, and has all the grace and sj-mmetry
of a Cleoputran obelisk. Tho sunlight
wliich bathes tho pine tops in golden halo
never reaches down tho dark red wails.
Huge bowlders lie scattered about and
project out many foci abovo tho travel
ers' heads, 33. though about to fall.
Somber shades prevail; fitful winds sweep
down the deco clefts; the rushing green
hued river fills the 6pace with sulleii roar.
Ever3-thing is on a scale of grand propor
tions; detaU is supplanted by magnifi
cence, ana one s lcenngs aro stirred to
dent lis, Cor. New York
THE LADIES' FAVORITE.
NEVER OUX OF ORDER.
If you desire to purchase a sewing machine,
ai-k our atrcnt at your place for terms and
prices. If you cannot find our atrent. write
airecttonearestaddreas to you below named.
NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE Q.ORANGE,MASS.
ILU " 28 ltim SQUARE!N- DALLAS,
the ni:w mm-: sswixg
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Attortior-at-Luw ard Notary Public.
Fiizgera d Clock. I'Wsmoiab, Net.
A. N. RFI.T-I V AN,
Attomey-at-l.aw. WiH jrive prr.mpt attention
to all V.us-iin";'" intrusted to him. O-'-ii-e ia
Union Bloc:-;, East side. lii.wuJtuuti. Jfeb.
Pfsple ar.d Fancy" Groceries, Glassware
Cr '.ery, Flour sud Feed.
THE POOR REMEMBERE
JOE, The One
xMieves in Ioinr
nriExiE ore-1 be3?ts
Exhibited in Joe's Window wilbe counted on January
1st, in Waterman's Opera Jlou.-eut S o'clock p. in.
The Bohemian Orchestra Will Tlay
MISS EX A GRITCUFIELI), JIISS LAUKA SUIPMAN,
Mil. W. A. DEKRIOlv, Mil. DAVID McENTEE.
Tlio First, Second and TliinT nearest tlio number will be
given the prizes.
a a tor his ti w H ar
An Admission ot 10 cents will he charged and every cent
taken in shall be distributed among the poor of I'latts
THE HON. A. 1). TODD. County
TIIK HON. F. M. RICIIEV, The Mayor
"Will sell the ticl els at the door. Tliese gentlemen and
two ladies will tee to it that the money will be distrib
uted among the poor.
"Will pay all expenses. Every cent taken in that night
shall go to the poor. Now is the time
Something for Charity.
Do not hesitate to give more than ten cents.
Parlor, Dining Room and Kitchen
The Largest and Most Complete Stock in the City.
AND A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF
IIEARSE FURNISHED FOR ALL FUNERALS.
Watsrman Opera House. ;
Saturday Ev, Dec. 29,
SPECIAL ENOAGRMENT OF
54 TAT5NTFD ARTISTS
Headed by the Famous Conir.!t'(Jiau
Harry S. Eaton.
Ben H unn,
Origiaal Memphis Students.
The Grandest Organization Travelins.
Look out for the
SatRyajf at noon.
f:uet 5-acre tract on Lcoln Ave.
tJaj terms. Ct Wixdiiam & Da vies.
hoiiiCtlimir lor t lio. noor.
nanied Ladie3 and Gents will count the
! IVIiKE SCHRELLBACHEB.
Machine and Tloy
A Specialty. Ho uses tlie
Horseshoe, the R. st Horsf-hoe for t
Farmer, or for Fust Frfving ap.rt'C'if
purposes, ever invented. It ia made
nyone ran can put on sharp or flnt rorK
r.s needed for wet and Hpper?nad!, or
fmooth dry road-. Call nd Examine
these Shoes and you will have no other.
J. M. Schnellbacher,
iu ot., I'lMiistaontD, 2it.
V Wl.VDHAM, JoHX A,
i jp evKvtyy ceo "
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