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THE DAILY IIEIt AL D : PL ATTSUO0TH, NEBltAL. , JliUwV,
OPERA GLASS MACHINES
GOING ALL RIGHT AND MAKING LOTS
OF FUN AND MONEY.
Sonifllmf, One Don't Work, ami the IHiue
Miut Ito ICeritmlfd A Dividend of One
Cent, tlie l int Month SlunlnK Ilalr
pina ami Other Trash Into the Slot.
Many humorous incMonts liavo nt
tcmliMl the intio.hn.Iion f the now fan
gletl omt:i fclasH ni:u-hin'ry at tho thea
tres. The theatre ushers way that tlio
machine are moro fun than a circiu
when the wheels that ojH'rato tho spring
that unlocks the Ihjx lel fts in it Knurl.
Hut the fun is enjoyed hy the Keetator3.
ami not 1 . tho ushers. Tho theatre goer
whose tlimo gets stuck in tho slot gener
ally makes tiltoul thirteen and a half
times moro fuss over tho proswcti ve loss
of tho dinio than a man whose favorite
corn is btcpjtetl on hy the ineonsiilerate
man who persists in oinjj out to see an
other man In tween tlie acts. Recently at
tho Casino a man in a dress suit, with
bank notes in his waistcoat jocket, made
a commotion that disturbed the whole
parquet assemblage for fully twenty
minutes U-causo the usher tolJ him he
couldn't wt Ids money buck until the
next morning at tho lox ollico. Two
ushers had toticurry around and hunt up
the president of the company that runs
tho boxes to soothe tho wrath of the
would Ih? patron hy handing him back
tlio quarter he had dropped into the blot
that was out of order. It costs a quar
ter instead of a dime, by the way, to get
a glass at tho Casino. Outbreaks of this
this sort are getting less frequent,
though, and intending explosions of
wrath are headed oiT by tho timely ar
rival of tlio usher, who, as soon as ho
finds that a Imx won't work, tries another
that will without extra expense to the
theatre goer. There's plenty of fun.
though, when tho lox selects a cantank
erous theatergoer as a victim for ;ts
cranky wrinkles. This happ.-ns one night
a week, anyhow, and sometimes oftener.
GUOWIXO IN rort'LAUlTY.
Tho boxes ;;ra growing in jiopularity
despite these drawbacks. That is proved
by the increa-J number used and by the
general introduction of tho mechanisms
in the city theatres. Tho dime slut boxes
are now in use in eight theatres, and
contracts have Iktii mado for their in
troduction into many oat of town thea
tres. On an average Id boxes are put
into a theatre of the si.:e of tho Fifth
Avenue. Of these lelween fifty and
seventy-five are UEd nightly. That this
is sullici.-nt to return a satisfactory profit
is shown by the iV.ft that in tlio ft ret
month of the experiment with tho dime
clot mechanism the company paid a
dividend of 1 per cent, to Mrs. Langtry
and other siockh;.! Urs. It ha.3 been
found that the i lea tk-'.;!ts the children,
and mothers and nur.-.es drop money into
tho slots just for tin; take of seeing the
little ones open their eyes in delight
when tho lid pops tip and reveals the
opera glass r-nugly fitted in the box.
Every night after tho play an agent of
tho company goes around from box to
lx and collects tho coins. In tlie first
weeks of the experiment the tour was
made unexpectedly interesting by the
amount of unique bric-a-brac that was
gathered up from the slots instead of the
looked for 6ilver c;jin. Load dimes, little
souvenir modal.? of brass and lead, and
bent pins were found Li tlio slots. Hair
pins, too, were collected in bunches at
every tour. I.i fact, the hairpin seems
to bo the favor'ito implement used by tho
conscienceless theatre goers who put up
schemes to leat tho slot. But it is a
waste of haipiiis an.l also of centennial
medals and lead coins to try and pa'.m
them oJ on the ma'ehino for tho genuine
dime or quarter of commerce. Tho ma
chines are made to I tend and break all
such nondescript counterfeits. And no
thing Lut silver goes through success
fully. The only effect of trying to beat
tho 'machine is to throw it out of order,
and about ten of the maehines aro in the
hospital for repairs each week.
WHY THEY AKiC NOT RED.
It was early discovered by dishonest
theatre goers that tho lids of the boxes
cannut bo locked, except by a epecial
key, after the opera glasses have been
used. A number of the glasses were
stolen in the first week, but tho pilfer
ing of l ho boxes has since ceased. De
tectives keep a watch on tho boxes at
each theatre. They caught a well dressed
theatregoer walking cif with a glass one
night itcenfly at the i'ifth Avenue thea
tre, and he was arraigned in court, and
only cscajed prosecution for the larceny
because imprisonment meant tlio ruin of
his little family. On several occasions
theatre goers have pocketed the glasses
in a fit of absentmindedness and re
turned them afterward.
"Why don't you paint tho glasses red,
so that they can 'bo told right oGTV" a
theatre goer asked Stockholder Joe Key
nolds the oilier night.
"Oh, that would Lurfc tho whole enter
prise at one; fell swoop." he cnid. "Yo.i
can never get a theatre goer to hire any
thing that liears on its laco tho unmis
takable evidence that it is hired. It
shocks the public's pride too much. As
long as the glasses look li'-e private
glasses the thing goes. Not otherwise."
Tlie directors of the dime slot machines
aro considering the advisability of rais
in" tho ante on a glass' to the Casino
limit of twenty-five cents a peep. Some
of the stockholders object.
"It won't work." they say, "unless
you put a lot of women in tights on the
stage to look at. Then you may hope
to collar the quarters of tho dizzy dudes
and the flamboyant lld headed men."
Thi3 argument is reported to have
brought a delay in the pressed increase,
A new form of case has just been de
siCTied. It is made of tine plate glass in
the form of a tiny show case with a
Lowed front. The front is made to slide
' upward, like the cover of an office desk,
ivou drop a coin into the slot you can
see it slide down and watch it work the
machinery that opens the sliding cover.
New York Bun.
Humorist I dreamed last night about
some jokes that I wrote.
Friend (who has read some of them)
How I pity you. Yankee Blade.
CAPTURE OF A DEVIL FISH.
The raraattes Who Travel with the Moiv
ter A Troableaome Fellow.
Wo are indebted to tho Rev. W. C.
Dourchicr, IL N., chaplain to II. M. i.
Com us, in the West Indies, for the sketch
' of this incident, accompanied by the fol
lowing account of it.
"As her majesty's 6hip lay at anchor
in English harbor, Antigua, tho little
barrel like buoy that mark the place of
tho anchor, to which it is fastened by a
four inch rojie, was olserved to plunge
alout and splash, diving under the water
! and disappearing. Iiejioits of this un
j seemly lehavior of our buoy were con-
veyeu to ine oincers. wno troaieu mem
with the cautious suspicion that such an
unlikely story seemed to deserve. Hy 1
o'clock in .the afternoon, when the buoy
had danced for an hour and a half and
seemed to require some looking after, a
loat was dispatched to its assistance. The
cause of tho disturbance was then mani
fest. A huge devil fish had got foul of the
buoy roie, and there he was, struggling
away, about six feet below the surface
of tho water, with two good turns of the
roie around one of his mouth fins, as 1
may call them for want of a better name.
"He was secured with a sharp hook
by a gallant midshipman and was then
harjxxjiied; tho rope in which ho was en
tangled was cut, and ho was slowly
towed alongside and was hoisted on
"When he was laid on the deck wo had
an ample opportunity of admiring his
vast proportions. Ho was not 'a thing
of lauty, but an awe inspiring monster
of the deep. There lay the great fish,
like a giant black bat, with his huge
wings extended on the deck, measuring
across, from tip to tip. 10 feet 4 inches.
The other dimensions were: Breadth of
mouth (horizontally), 3 feet; length from
head to end of tail, 12 feet 8 inches;
length of tail alone, 5 feet. Imt it was a
puzzle at first to find out where his
mouth was placed.
" 'I have it, sir, cried a blue jacket in
Kreat glee: 'and, what is more, ho has a
1L-.1i in it his dinner is there! As he
spoke ho opened a pair of great black
lips, rather to ono side of tho fish, 1
thought, and below these lips was a
white cavity, largo enough to contain
one's head. And there was a fish, sure
enough, inside it, but this little fish was
alive; ho bounced out, a fish the size of a
small herring, and skipped furiously
about tho deck between our feet. There
wero more wonders presently, when an
other blue jacket found another mouth,
with another fish in it, alive and well,
and this fish, too. camo out and skipped
on deck between our legs. Then it
dawned upon us that these small fishes
could never have been eaten by tho big
devil fish; and further examination
showed that each of them had a flat
plate on the back of its head; it looked
as if they had held on to something by
this sucker, and it joved that so they
do. We put them in a bucket of water,
and they hung on to tho sides of it with
the back of their heads so vigorously
that the hardest pull could not
shift their position, much less dis
lodge them: though when tho bucket was
emptied, they camo off its side at a touch.
The small fishes had clung to the devil
fish as his parasites; not feeding on him,
for they left no mark behind, but using
him for their traveling habitation. The
cavities in which they lodged were his
nostrils. Meanwhile, we discovered the
real mouth of the devil fish, three feet
across, lying between these cavities. This
enormous mouth is quite toothless; the
devil fish sucks down his food as one
would an oyster. What is liis food I can
not tell, for after I had finished sketching
him, and before I had well begun dis
secting 1dm, orders were given to heave
him overboard, as he was making the
deck filthy with tho streams of blood that
continued" to flow fron his dead body.
"Stories have been told of the devilfish
taking a luckless swimmer between his
great fins, folding him in a deadly em
brace and sinking with him to the depths
below; t.nd this may be true enough, but
tho Manta Diabolus, or Manta Birostris,
as bo is scientifically called, is said to feed
only on sea weed. At tho same time he
is troublesome and even dangerous, fond
of meddling with the mooring of fisher
uicn'a boats, as he did with our moorings,
and setting them adrift, and when pur
sueda favorite pastime when they were
more plentiful at Tort Royal turning
upon the boats, and, if not quickly dis
patched, capsizing them. I have often
seen these fish leap out of the water an
amazing 6ight on tho coast of Venezu
ela, where they are common and grow to
tho r-ize of twenty feet broad." Illus
trated "London News.
I don't claim for myself any ability as
an artist, but I am familiar with history,
and with the characters 60 prominent
and picturesque during the chivalrous or
knightly age of French and English
history; and I charge it is a foul imposi
tion on the rising generation for a school
board to accept an. edition of history or
other book of instruction in which tlie
illustrations are not as authentic and us
scrupulously correct as the writings
themsel ves. I have seen a school liistory
with a picture representing Sir Walter
Raleigh "a paragon of proudest men"
attending court attired in a costume be
longing to a period 500 years before his
time. I refer to tins by way of illustrat
ing my meaning; but this grotesqueness
is not confined to history. It is to be
found in every school book, from tho
primer up, and I know that the evil thus
founded in beginning an education can
never bo obliterated by after learning.
C. E. T. in Globe-Democrat.
Dainty Cops and Saucers.
A Boston girl has received fifty-two
cups s:nd saucers ent by friends with
congratulations on her engagement, ac
cording to the most recent "wrinkle" in
society. No two are alike. One of
these cups is tho delicate rose tinted
Irish Belleck ware, frail enough to
crush in a lady's hand, and whose
creamy lining looks as filmy as nature's
lining of an egg 6hell, while tho varying
thickness of the lines gives it a beautiful
translucent effect. New York Tdegrara.
CHINA AND ITS PEOPLE.
ODD SUPERSTITIONS AND NOTIONS
OF THE CELESTIALS.
fehaiichal, the Pari of Asia lioat Life on
tho Crent River Vanr-tae-Klani; Pecu
liar IJrllpf Concerning the Making of
Medicine lu America.
Shanghai is about midway on the Pa
cifie coast between the northern and
southern lioundaries of China. It is near
the mouth of, though not on, tho great
l iver, the Yang-tso-Kiang, which divides
tlio empire mto two equal portions, and
which forms the great central avenue of
trade. This is ono of the greatest and
one of the longest rivers of the world,
nd it vies with the Nile in the rich de
posits which it carries down from the
mountains of Thibet and spreads over the
rich plains of China. Its waters where
it enters the sea aro as yellow as clay, and
their contents are, 1 am told, as rich as
Ruano. They form a fertilizer which the
Chinese use by irrigation, so that it is
spread over much of the .48,000 square
miles which forms its basin and makes
this land produce from two to three-crops
LIFE ON TUE YANG-TSE-K1ANO.
Tho Yang-tse Kiang has a fall nearly
double that of the Nile or the Amazon.
It is so wide at its mouth that when we
sailed up it in coming to Shanghai we
for a long way were hardly able to see
the banks, and this width extends up
the river for hundreds of miles. It is
navigable for ocean steamers to Hankow,
a city of tho size of Chicago, which is
situated on its banks COO miles above
Shanghai, and-river steamers can go
1,300 miles up its winding course.
Above this there are gorges and rapids
which tho foreigners now think can be
passed, and there will then be an open
ing into tho interior of China by this
means for more than 2.000 miles. The
Yang-tse-Kiang is so long that it would
reach from San Francesco to New York
and push its way out into the Atlantic
if it could bo stretched out upon a plane
of the face of tho United States. It is
longer than the distance from New York
to Liverpool, and it is 6aid to bo the
best stream in the world as to tho ar
rangement of its branches. Its boat
population is numbered by hundreds of
thousands, and it is a city hundreds of
miles in length, made up of junks, ships
and barges. These Chinese junks are
gorgeously painted and carved. They
have the same 6tylo of sails and masts
that were used thousands of years ago,
and their sails are immense sheets of
cotton patched together and stretched
on rods of bamboo which look like fish
ing jioles. The sailors aro pig tailed
men in fat clothes of cotton who sing in
a cracked gibberish as they work, and
who understand how to manage their
rude sails so well that they can often
pass ships of more modern make. All
of the Chinese boats have a pair of eyes
painted on the sides of their prows, and
the Chinese sailor would no moro think
of navigating without these than he
would think of eating without chop
sticks. If asked the reason ho replies:
"No have eyes, no can see. No can
see. no can go.
Bishop Fowler, while sailing up the
Pie Ho to Peking, happened to sit with
his legs hanging over the boat bo that
they covered up one eye. tie noticed
that the sailors were uneasy, and they at
last came to him and asked him to move
his legs, as the ship could not see to go.
Tlie Chinese are full of superstitions
and many of them firmly believe that
the foreigners make medicines out of
human beings. The massacre at Tien
Tsin in 1S70, in which twenty foreigners
were killed and among them a number
of French nuns, was caused by the re
port that the sisters were killing children
to get their hearts and eyes for medical
purposes, and the trouble in Corea last
6pring was caused by the circulation of
the stories that the missionaries were
grinding up children's bones to make
medicine. This report was started by
the Chinese, and the latest attempt of
the kind 1 find today here at Shanghai.
It appears in a tri-monthly illustrated
magazine which the Chinese publish and
which sells for five cents a copy. This
contains a full description of how the
foreigners make their medicine, with
ghastly illustrations of the severed
trunks and the cut up limbs of human
beings. In ono cut men in American
clothes are bending over great furnaces
in which the heads and legs of men are
boiling, and beside which great baskets
and tubs of cut up humans lie. Tho men
aro stirring the steaming mass, and the
picture makes one think of the witches
caldron in "Macbeth."
The Chinese themselves do not believe
in dissection and there is no body snatch
ing here. They believe that the heart is
the seat of thought, that the soul exists
in the liver and that the gall bladder is
the seal of courage. Fbr this reason the
gall bladders of tigers aro eaten by sol
diers to inspire them with courage. Tho
Chinese doctor ranks no higher than the
ordinary skilled workman. He gets from
fifteen to twenty cents a visit, and he
often takes patients on condition that he
will cure them within a certain time or
no pay. lie never sees his female pa
tients except behind a screen, and lia
does not pay a second visit unless he
is invited.- His pay is called "golden
thanks." and the orthodox way of send
ing it to him is wrapped in red paper.
The dentists look upon pulled teeth as
trophies, and they go about with neck
laces of decayed teeth about their necks,
or with them strung upon strings and
tied to sticks. Toothache is supposed to
come from a worm in the tooth, and there
are a set of female doctors who make a
business of extracting these worms.
When the nerve is exposed they take this
out and call it the worm, and when not
they use a sleight-of-hand by which
they make their patients believe certain
worms, which they show them, come
from their teeth. I have heard persons
tell of. Chinamen who claimed to have
liad ten worms taken from their mouths
in a single day, and 1 saw a woman ac
tually at work upon a patient in tho street
here, China is as full of superstition as
the West India Islands, and the people
like to be humbugged quite as well here
as we do in America, Frank O. Carpen
ter, y '
llalzac'a Female Friend.
B.iao met the celebrated Duchesse
d'Abrantes at the house of Sophie Clay
in tho time of Louis XVIIL Her high
spirits, her knowledge of the world, the
strange career sho had passed through,
rendered her a very interesting object to
the author of "La Comedio Ilumaine."
She had a good figure, a pleasant face,
chestnut hair, and tho prestige of the
imperial world, of which she had been
ono of the queens. It is not unlikely
that she suggested tho glorification of
tho forties, of which mention has been
made; and certainly the vicissitude of
her fortuno must have supplied to an
imaginative mind many sad reflections
on tho instability of human happiness.
When she published her "jlemoirs"
Balzac was of great service for her, for
he was not a bad hand at driving a liter
ary bargain. But no re-enforcement of
her finances proved more than tempo
rary. In the golden days of Najjoleon she
had contracted an extravagance she
never could master. Her circumstance's
went from bad to worse, and at last, in
1833. tho splendid mistress of tho most
fashionable salon of the empire, after
hearing from her sick bed her effects sub
mitted to the hammer, had to be removed
to lodgings still more humble, where, in
absolute squalor, attended only by her
faithful maid, she passed unnoticed from
Georges Sand was not introduced to
Dalzac till 1SJ1. She had then written
"Indiana"' and he the "Peau do Cha
grin," so that loth were in a sense estab
lished literary people. Hal !-w:-vi :
had still severe struggles before lam, lor
he was slow in establishing supremacy,
lie had a sincere admiration for Georges
Sand's talents, and it is well known that
the character of Camillo Maupin, in
"Beatrix," was founded on a careful
study of the authoress of "Lelia" and
tho rest. But no friendship existed be
tween the two beyond frank literary
comradeship. It seems strange to hear
that Georges Sand found Balzac under
taking to read Rabelais aloud, altogether
too coarse; indeed, she denounced him,
"Vous etes un gros effronte!" The
Gentleman '8 Magazine.
An Old Time Muster.
A veteran correspondent of The Bucks
port Clipper describes a muster that took
place in Hampden sixty jears ago, of
which he was a part. The lirst sound
that struck his ear in the morning was
tho martial music of the Carmel band,
on its way to tho field, and soon tho road
was full of tramping soldiers. The state
militia of those days were not required
to dress in any but their usual clothing,
and their appearance was not brilliant
by any means; but the gay uniforms of
the Bangor company, Capt. Bryant, the
Hampden rifles, Capt. Hannibal Hamlin,
and tho Hampden light infantry, Capt.
Snow, shone out like stars in the leaden
sky. and added greatly to the whole dis
play. Capt. Hamlin was every inch a
soldier and his horsehair plume was a
sight to see. One novel feature of the
Hampden muster was the "sailor com
pany." A month before the muster, all
the sea faring people, captains, mates
and seamjuii. including some of tho larger
boys, miule up their minds that they
would have a little diversion on their
own hook and in their own way on the
interesting occasion. So they organized
a company, drilled and went to muster,
too. Their appearance on the field with
their white pants, blue jackets, tarpaulin
hats with a liberal display of black rib
bons hanging as neck bands, was neat
and trig, and they were the admiration
of all observers. Lewiston Journal.
Joel Chandler Harris Embarrassed.
As the street car rolled into West End,
the other day, an elderly lady remarked:
" Daughter, Joel Chandler Harris lives
over that way."
"Does he, ma?" said the younger lady.
"Do you know where Joel Chandler
Harris lives?" inquired the mother of
ono of the passengers.
Tlio gentleman addressed blushed a
"Urn what does he do?" he asked.
"Oh, ho writes things for the paper, I
believe," was the answer, "but I don't
know. Daughter, what does Mr. Har
"I don't know, I'm sure," replied the
young lady. "I simply heard somebody
say that he lived out this way."
Then the gentleman asked the driver
if ho could point out Mr. Harris' house,
and tho driver turned red and stared at
tho questioner and 6tammered out an
Both ladies looked hard at the stran
ger and at each other, and suddenly be
came very silent. Tlio car stopped and
Mr. Joel Chandler Harris lost no time in
getting out and turning his 6teps home
ward. It gives a man a funny feeling
to hear questions asked about him in
public by strangers. Atlanta Constitu
tion. Slow bat Sure.
The old lady who thought her daugh
ter, in playing a slow and majestic piece
of music, was "a long while about it,"
was of that "capable" nature which
brooks no delay. There are others of the
During a balloonist s recent exhibition
in Scotland, a native of the country was
intently watching the slow descent of the
"Dear me," he exclaimed, "how long
he is coming doon!"
"Yes, jndade, and he is," observed an
Irishman, who was standing near; "be-
dad, I could come down quicker than
that mesilf I Youth s Companion.
"Mr. Barker, do you think we will go
to the sea or mountains next summer?"
asked tlie power behind the throne, as I
the famuy sat about the evening lamp.
"Mrs. R," answ;ered her husband, "I
have not paid the bill for the Christmas
present you gave me yet," and dull ;
tilence reigned. The Epoch. j
"Sam" Carpenter, the well known ;
railroad man, does not care for theatres
or social affairs, but he has a weakness
for studving up and inSicting upon his
friends the queerest and most unexpect
ed jokes. I
Bank of Cass county.
Pee -on, A. res.
44 -4 ofiicc.
Bennett, L. D. store.
44 44 rue.
Brown, W. L. oflice.
44 44 re..
Ballou, (). II. res.
44 44 oflice.
B. & M. tel. ofiire.
B. & M. round house.
Blake, John saloon.
Bach, A. grocery,
('xniphcll, I). A. rts.
CliMpmim, S. W. n-s.
Clark, T. coal office,
Clerk district court.
Connor, J. A. res.
County Clerks office.
Covll, Polk & Beeson, oflice.
Cox, J. H, ret.
Craio;, J. M. res.
Critchfield, Bird res.
Cummins A Son, lumber yard.
J. C. farm.
Cook, Dr. office.
Clark, A. grocery store.
Clark, Byron office.
District court oflice.
Dovey & Son, store.
Dovey, Mrs. George res.
Emmons, J. H. Dr. oflice und res
First National bank.
Fricke, F. G. & Co., drugstore.
c ... j ; !; 1 ..
Goon lioli 1
Hadley, dray and express.
Holmes, C. M., res.
Hatt & Co.. meat market.
Heniple & Trop. store.
Hall, Dr. J. II., office.
Holmes, C. M., livery stable.
Hall & Craig, agricultural imp.
Jons, W. I)., stable.
Johnson Bros., hardware store.
Johnson, Mrs. J. F., milliDcry.
Johnson, J. F., res.
Klein. Josenh. res.
4 4 .
Kroui, P., fruit and confectionery
Livingston, Dr. T. P., office.
Manager Waterman Opera Uoust
Livingston, Dr. li. It., oflice.
McCourt. F., store.
McMacken. H. C, res.
Murphy. M. B., store.
Murphy, M. B, res.
McMacken, ice office.
Minor, J. L., res.
More. L. A., res. and floral garden
Neville, Wra., res.
Olliver & Ibunge, meat market.
Ollivftr fc Bainge slaughter house
Pub. Tel. Station.
Palmer. H. E. res.
Petersen Bros., meat markctr
44 41 res.
Polk, M. D., res.
Patterson, J. II , res.
Schildknecht, Dr. ofiicc.
Shipman, Dr. A. office.
44 44 res.
Showalter, W, C. office.
Sigins, Dr. E. L. res.
" 44 office.
Streight, O. M. stable,
Smith. O. P. drugstore.
Skinner & Ritchie, abstract and
Sherman, C. W. office.
Todd, Amini res.
Troop & Hem pie, store.
Thomas. J. W. Summit Garden
Water Works, office.
Water works, pump bouse.
Waugh, S. res.
Webber, Win. saloon.
Weckbach & Co., store.
Weckbach, J. V.. res.
"Western Union Telegraph office.
White, F. E., res.
Windham, R. B., office.
Windham & Davies, law office.
Wise, Will, res.
Withers, Dr. A. T.. res.
Young, J. P.. store.
S. Bczzkix, Manager.
Natural C:is In
Somo idea cf tlio vast importance of
the natural gas interests of Indiana
may be gained from a study of tho re
port recently made by the state geolo
gist. Ho has been collecting a 11 the
information he could possibly g'et con
cerning the subject, and from the re
sults of his investigation we learn that
the sras area of Indiana is 105 miles in
length by G5 miles in width; alto
gether there aro SSI paying wells in
the elistricL The entire flow of gas is
placed at GUU,UUU,UUU feet of which, it
is calculated, something like 1,000,000
feet go to waste. The average flow of
gas from each well is stated as being
about 150, UOU teet. lho report further
mentions the fact that during the past
two years seventy-nine manufactories
have located in Indiana, simply and
solely because of the fact that they
could obtain this f uel. Theircombined
capital is stated, in Fire and Water, as
reaching 4,500,000, and it is said that
they will employ 5,800 men. Scien
Strangulation Produces Coloration.
The question is asked why the face
of a person who is strangled turns
black? An answer to this is as fol
lows: Blood is of two kinds, arterial
or bright blood, and venous or dark
blood. The brilliant color of the arte
rial blood 13 due to oxygen which it
carries from the lungs to the tissues ;
these rob it of its charge, and it hur
ries back to the lungs as dark venous
blood for more. If this regular course
of nature is arrested by strangulation,
which means the compression of the
jugular vein, the venous blood is re
tained above the ligature and becomes
less and less oxygenated. If the liga
ture is very tight the carotid arteries
will also be blocked, and no more ar
terial blood will reach the head and
face. And so the result of strangula
tion is blackness, or rather purpleness,
of the face the outcome of an excess
of venous blood and deficiency of oxy
ananation New York Telegram.
Wugou and Blacksmith Shop.
Machine and Plow
A Specialty. He uses the
IIorHihhoe, the Best Horseshoe for the
Farmer, or for Fast Driving and City
purposes, ever invented. It ii m ado no
anyone can can put on sharp or flat corks
as needed for wet and slippery roads, or
smooth dry roads, ('all and Examine
these Shoes and you will have no other.
J. ffl. Schnellbacher,
5th St., Plattsmouth, Neb.
Wagons, ItiiKKics, Mitehiiiws Quickly licpuiied ;
ri )u Sli;u I'HHtfil Mini (ieneral
Horseshoeing A Specialty
I I'SK THE
Horseshoe, wlilon hli:irieiiH ilsclf ai It wears
away, so Miur is n'ver any :!;intr of your
Hois" sliiiiiiK anl liuiliii iiMfir. Call
aiol rxamlnn I hi !u- and yoil will
Have no other. Jii'MShoi; made.
SIXTH ST., - - PLATTSMOUTH
For "run-down," debilitated and overworked
women, Jlr. 1'ierce's Favorite 1'reneription ia
the best of all restorative tonics. Jt isa potent
Fpeclflc for all those I'hronio Weaknesses and
Diseases peculiar to Women : a powerful, ffen
eral as well as uterine, tonio and nervine, it
Imparts vlsror and strength to tho whole system.
It promptly cures weakness of stomach, nausea,
indigestion. Moating', weak back, nervous pros
tration, debility and sleeplessness, in eit.hersex.
It is carefully compounded by an experienced
physician, and adapted to woman's delicate
organization. Purely vegetable and perfectly
harmless in any condition of the svntem.
IBaHnM "favorite I'rcionp.
ylDPIL'Tm I foil" is tho only medicine
llAnRAniLU.I for women, sold bv drurrist.
I under a pohillvo iiuar.
antee of satisfaction in every case, or price
(flAM refunded. This fruaranU;" tinn been
printed on the lottle-wrapjer, and faithfully
carried out for many years.
Forfar."', illustrated Treatise on Diseases of
Women (ItSO paes, with full directions for
home-treatment), send ten cents in stamps.
Address, World's Iiispknsary Medical
Association, ettt Mala Struct. Buffalo, N. T.
Surveyor and Draftsman
Plans, Specifications and Estimates, Mu
nicipal Work, Maps ice
PLATTSMOUTH. - - NEB.
C. F. SMITH,
The Boss Tailor
Mala St., Over Merges Shoe Store.
Has the best and most complete fctoek
of samples, both foreign arid domestic
woolens that ever came west of Missouri
river. Note these prices: Iiusiness suits
from $1 to f:35, d.-w-s suits, to $45.
pants 4, $5, $G, G.50 and upwards.
ElPWill guarantee a fit.
Prices Defy Comostilion.
S. F. THOMAS.
Attorner-ar-Law and Notary I'ublic.
Fiizgera'd iiloclc. i'lattmnouih, eb.
A. N PULLIVAN.
Attorney-at-l.aw. Vv'ill trive pron.pt attention
to ail IniHines intrunted to hiru. OKice 1q
union wiocx, i.asr. side, l'lattsm.iuth. Tieb.
Staple and Fancy Groceries. Ciis.iwarH &nJ
Crockery, Floor and Feed.
J. II. E JD10NS, 31. 1).
Pfflcft and residence enrner nf mtrt
and Washington Avenue. Telephone No. to.
v uronte uia ana ise'ies of Women and
Children a specialty. Office hours, 9 II to a. m.
t to 6 and 7 to 9 p. 111.
R. B. Windham, Jou.v a. JJaviks.
Notary Public. Notary Public.
Attorneys - at - Law.
Oiace over Bank of Cas County.
c-lvttsmouth, - Nebraska
The 5th St. Merchant Tailor
Keeps a Full Line of
Foreign Domestic Goods.
Consult Your Interest by Giving Him a Cal
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