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THE DAILY HERALD : rhATTSMOUTH. NKUKASKA, WEDNESDAY, M V 15, ls80.
IN THE DARK.
O. In lb d;tbs or midnight,
V.'litt furi-i-j h.itiDt tho brain,
VTboti er-ii tlm f.l;;U of tho nlt-jKr
!V)i!iiU liVaasobof piiln.
A Ken of awo ami of wonder
I Dir.y liovrr wi-ll !i-flu
For tli Cioiixlit that coma In tho shadowa
Nev.;r co:n la tlit h'.i'.m.
Tinci.cl:fU down la tli parlor
Li!o a n!iif.!o.-t r.ioun:T rrieven.
And tii aecmuLt !ri In tlio alienee
A3 t'.' rain tlrijxt from t!ic cavm
An 1 I tlilnU or tho l.andj that bliial
Tho hours thcro In tho gloom,
Anil I wonder wl.nt auel watchers
Walt i.i tho durfcened ruoiiL
And I think of tho ntnilin faces
That to watch und wait
Till tho cli-'U of tho clock wuh answered
V.y tho click of tho oicnliif j;ute.
Thoy nro ut thero now in tho evening
Morning or noon not there;
Yet I fcno-.v thut they Lecp their vigil
And wait for mo wmicwboru.
James Wldtcoinb Riley.
Why Oil Still the Waves
Tho pouring of oil upon rough water to so
euro tlio safo jia-tsugu of vestals wits practiced
by tho ancients, ns Plutarch and I'liny re
fer to it, li:t it U only within tho last six
years tlia? our sea coing pooj.lo Lave given it
much serious attention. IScnjniniu Franklin
- tnndo u tdudy of tlio subject, und he lias left
on record tho result of his exrlinenta. This
is how ho explains tho action of tho oil:
Tho niol.-ciil'-s of water move with free
dom, nr.d the friction of air in motion pro
duces waves or undulations. Thcso itK-rea.se
in fii.c, iicrordinoj to tho depth of water, and
other conditions. TLey are often tho precur
sors of hloi-uis, ri:id sometimes reach a height
of forty feet. Yet a oo:it or a ship can ride
them in safety. If, however, a sudden galo
comes u;, tlio swell Ijeeomes n rair.sea.
Tho friction of tho wind, rapidly moving
upon tho exposed loj-o of tho swell, produces
littlo irregularities on tho surface. Theso
wavelets jpj then driven up tho rear slope of
tho swell to its summit, whilo the forward
slop3 h.i3 more und more protection from tho
wind, ai.d becomes stecjxT and steeper. As
tho wind continues to blow tho crest of tho
fcfjrm wnvo constantly sharpens, until it is
finclly tl.-rowu over with irresistiblu force.
A ship cnuuot risoupits abrupt front, and
tlio v.utor falls on tho d-jek, sweeps every
thing' beforo it, and often engulfs the vessel
2?ow, th j oil changes tLo storm wave into
tho heavy sivelL It floats on the surface,
Fpreadj rapidly, and forms a Clm liko an ex
' tremely thin rubber blanket over tho water.
The friction of th;j wind cannot tear the film
anil send thoso wavelets up tho slope- cf the
swell, and tlio ship is enabled to rido it in
So it is seen that tho effect is purely a tno
cliauical chango in tho form of tho wave;
thcro is no apparent chemical chaugo. Phil
Ilou'ttf tint tho Calves.
A calf u worth u-arly as much as a cow.
No! that it will bring as much money, but
at a very email outlay it will bo brought to
a cow, and if well fed and cared for it will
mako a gfxjd cow. Tlio best of all grain
foods for a calf is bran, and although the
standard feeding tables givo rye bran a high
er value than wheat bran, tho latter is con
siderably the letter food. Wheat bran con-
A- tains i nor th-in :i per coat of sugar, and rye
bran less thi: 1 per cent. Sugar bei?g
wholly digest io!a an l easily changed into
vital szt, wIjL-at bran u a good food for
young ar.::t:'iLs in tho winter. At tho samo
price per p-inn J c.3 cora it is worth twice as
much, not :i!y for its nitrogen, but for the
phosphate-; it contains and which go to make
np lMio. This is tho reason of its high valuo
for fvt"i:i.j your 6tock, colts and pigs as well
as ccUw-i. It ii a fnfj fooL Soono ever
hurt his ani-ls by giving them too much
Lran. It Lna every clement of hay and corn
conib!n-rl. but whilo it j-5 good food it should
bo t:l judiciously. A calf six or eight
mouths oi l will di well on two pounds daily
.f It, which, costing two cents, is very cheap
fctr.li:ig. Tbi very best of tho Iny should be
reserved f.T tho calves, and with bran it will
t" causo tho young things to grow steaddy.
;ialc, Not 32 cn.
"If you deriro to lo real swc!J in polite cir
cles you mut ne ver speak of thG sternc-r sex
cs raon or grntl.',n3en," said oao who is up
end tip in all tho litest fad-s to ma "Ilaven't
you heard v. hat LIus , just from Coston,
calls t hem r
"N ; w hatr
LL ten tJ her," and I did listen, and this Is
what I hoard: "Oh, what a lovo of a party
this is. Thero aro so many males here this
evening. Tho males of Louisvillo are so
nice, I haven't eoc:i so many moles together
b?foro for thrca fortnights."
All of this occurred at a very small party,
and tho young woman who starts the fashion
pet3 i5 right straight from Beacon street,
teuton. Ho it is all right, young ladies.
Henceforth, boys, you aro not men, j-ou are
males. LotiLsviIlj Post.
.Aiiti.iulty of Reads. ,
Tvs to of beads is cf great antiquity, for
they tiro found in tho most ancient of Egyp
tian toir.bs as deeoraf ions of the dead, and
bca-'-s sup;vcd to have been used as barter
by tho Phoenicians in- trading with various
nations in Africa aro still found in consider
able uumbers and cro highly valued by the
natives und :r 'the name of "Aggry" bea.ls.
Ever since tho Fourteenth century the manu
facture cf fla.'-s beads has been chiefly oa
Crcssed by the Venetians, and the glass maa
uTaof.:rcrs cf Murano still produce fully
cine-tenths cf ad the boods made Sev
Gcorgo Olxir.g parlor stove) Why the
"George," exclaimed his mother, reprov
ingly. ileorgs rshaw, tho dam
"Why. Ceorge," screamed his sisters, "bow
Ceorg Why. hang it all, I was only go
ing to say that the dam
LLaid Ibv-v can
George icoutiiiuing desperately) That the
i!a.nper is turned olf and there is no draught.
What is tho matter with you alif-The Epoch.
What a world of mistakes would h-3 avoided
if tho same word always meant the same
Say. ma." remarked a small boy, "isnt it
fanny that everybody calls my little brother
" a ixymciug baby C
"Why do you think it Is funny, Williamr
returucl the mother.
Iiocau.ce, when I dropped him on the
Coor.this morning, he didn't bounce a bit,"
rxko Superior Is said to be the most ancient
o til great Likes, dating back to Cambrian,
oiid l"t "y ' bo earlier times, and that it
r,.-m..t i (.ili.. o-es-oneof the sources of a
great -ie system irmixiating on the Atlaa
ALL ABOUT HAY FI-YEIL
TACTS CONCERNING THIS SINGU
LAR AILMENT AND ITS CAUSE.
flower an. I C;r;iftkcs Hi in;; on I'itu of
Kiirzlii III Sor.io I'frix:ii Tho Cat
Alliui.t and tlio Trouhlc Caused by
Th'.. popular term hay fover gives but an
Inail'vjii.ito i lea of a curious complaint, tho
very cxLteneo of which was not fully recog
nized till tho beginning of tho present cen
tury, when Dr. John IJostock publi.iliel an
account of his own symptoms and suffering!!.
At that tini'i it wjis dimly regardl as a sort
of fanciful hyjiochondriacal airuction, of
which those who had littlo or nothing to do
boraiiw tho subject; but cases havo of late
years leen f rtiuently recorded which prove
tho disorder to be one of great interest on
account of the mystery attaching to iU early
history; its prevalenco hi all climates and
countries, and tho aiiiful pertinacity with
which it clings to its victims.
IN THE MERIIY HAVING TIME.
It is called in Germany fruhsommer Ka
tnrrh, or early summer catarrh; and among
ourselves, hay fover or hay asthma, since
the more usual kind begins and ends with
tho bay season, varying in tho timo of year
during which it appears according as the
hay season is early or lato. As long as tho
grass is in flower, it jnirsists; with that, it
The complaint is, however, by no mentis
limited to tho (lowers of tho field. Tho samo
symptoms may be produced by very differ
ent causes; by sunlight, by violent exercise,
ly tho dust of rooms, and so capricious are
its ways that it is sometimes difficult to as
tign sufficient causo for its appearance
Itoso fever and roso catarrh aro well
known in tho Unite! States, where the rose
is largely cultivated. Peach cold is an affec
tion of a similar nature. In India tho blos
som of tho mango is said to produce it; and
Trousseau uflirms that ho always had asthma
if ho remained for n few minutes in u room
with a bunch of violets. Tho neighborhood
of a privet hedge and the pollon of tho com
mon daisy are said to have given riso to
more inconvenience than even tho scent of
now mown hay. We aro told of a lady who
could never remain in tho room with a single,
stalk of Indian corn without being seized
with shortness of breath ; and an instance is
recorded of a man that could nover pas3 the
shop of a certain ropeinaker in his native
town without suffering from asthmatic symp
tomf, presumably owing to tho dust from
Cullen speaks of tho case of a man who was
seized with fits of sneezing whenever rico was
thrashed in the neighborhood of his hous3,
and the effect of ipecacuanha dust is well
known to hospital servants. Medical students
havo declared that they are attacked wkb
shortness of breath if a bottle of ipecacuanha
powder is merely opened in tho room whi re
they aro, and that in none of thorn does asth
ma occur under any other circumstances; no
other irritant will produce It. It is related
that tho wife of on apothecary was seized
with nsthma whenever ipecacuanha root was
powdered in tho surgery, even if she hap
pened to bo in another part of the hous3 at
the time. Peoplo insensible to ipecacuanha
will experience the samo sensations from lin
seed, mustard or scammony; and an epidemic
of sneezing was traced to tho uso of bitter
applo which had been powdered over a variety
of articles as a preventive of moth. Scents of
all kinds may induce asthmatic attacks, and
thundery weather provokes them.
Au American writer has remarked that
the complaint is patrician, occurring mainly
amongst thoso. in high rank and social posi
tion, or who are eminent for mental and
literary attainments. Divines, poets, medi
cal men and ladies of fashion aro included
in the list of examples. It is certainly a
corroborating fact that farmers and field
laborers, who are of necessity exposed to
tho influence of pollen, rarely suffer from it,
owing, it is contended, to absenco of predis
position, which mental culture induces;
whilst it is more simply explained that they
aro rendered insusceptible to tho action of
grasses by constant exposure to thoir influ
ence. ASTHilA FROZI A-VMALS.
Similar sufferings to thoso produced by
vegetablo effluvia occur from contuct with
many animals. Dr. Hyde Salter, in his
valuablo work on asthma, relates that he lias
met with many cases in which tho efluiviuir.
from horses, wild beasts, guinea pigs, cattle,
dogs, rabbits and hares would iui mediately
give rise to a paroxysm. One of his patients
ulways had a Ct of asthma brought on by tho
preseuco of horses, llo was tho proprietor of
an equestrian establishment, and was there
fore always asthmatic; but bo hud no sus
picion of the real causo of bis symptoms tdl
ho mode his fortuno and retired from busi
ness, when be almost immediately lost them.
Cat asthma, from nursing a cat or kitteu,
closely resembles hay fever, and th3 parox
ysms are even more violent. Tho lailueaca
seems to bo stronger In kittens from two
months old and upwards than in full grown
cats; but after tho removal of tho causo the
symptoms very quickly subsides. Some
peoplo are attacked with sneezing in tho
presence of all animals.
There is no invention or imagination or
exaggeration in theso things, and what may
be an irritant to one class of asthmatics
may not bo in the least so to another. One
person is obliged to expatriate himself in the
hay season ; another cannot enduro the scent
of flowers; another cannot sleep on a down
pillow, or uso mustard in any shap?, or pass
a jxjulterer's shop. Even tho sunlight is ter
rible to soma inveterate sneezers.
A sudden fright may induco a Ct of
asthma, or, on the contrary, may cure it;
indeed, a cure by violent emotion is move
sudden and complete than by cSy other
remedy. A confirmed asthmatic states that
once when he was suffering J;o2i an un
usually severe attack, so bad that ho had
been unable to speak or movo all day, he
was suddenly alarmed by tho illness of a
relative. lie ran down two flights of stairs
and up again, administered tho restoratives
he had procured, and then observed, to his
astonishment, that his asthma was gone!
Another sufferer relates that ho was in bed
breathing with tho greatest diGeulty, and
imablo to move, when a fire broke out op
posite his house. When tho excitement was
over, he found that ho had beoj standing
with others looking out of tho window, and
that ho had forgotten all about his asthma.
She laves' in a Box.
The attention of every one ebout the two
railroad stations was attracted by an "ossi
fied" woman who arrived on tho aftemoon
trzia from Fort Edward. She was on her
way home to Holland Patent. Tho woman
cannot move a limb or tw ist her head, her
joints having turned to bone, it is sid, by
the use of medicines. An apparatu-s for mov
ing Ler about was almost as much'f a curi
osity as tho woman hcr.-olf. It consisted of a
box, ia whivh she reposed, with ropes 'and
pulleys for twutirg it about and p.iif it In
a vertical or horizontal position. F.'.k; makes
lir livin-' bv sellm-T her photo-tv !-:. and
she has composed a book of poems. tJhe lor
mcrly taught school. Albany Journal.
Til I i MM DAYS IN A TOMB.
TV0 MEN LOST IN AN AFRICAN UN
Lvft la Total );ir!ine. la a Counterpart of
tho Ilcfcitlciico of Haggard' "j.iio" The
Mlrrioii liliK-k Itivt-r StivcU ly a
r.ilthful Newfoundland I.
Tho city of Pretoria, capital of the Trans
vaal, South Africa, is located in a most beau
tiful sjxt. It stands in a valley between two
ranges of mountains clothed with rich, doi k
verdure all tho ear rouniL
Vines loaded with ripening grapes, monthly
roses and pomegranates forming a blaze of
bloom amidst tho flood of sunshine bkimincr
ing like golden water. Under theso moun
tain rangos aro vast caverns, only a few of
which have been entered, and these only iart
Thi'so caves are tho original Haggard's
caves of tho Amnhanga, in wnich tho wonder
ful "She" dwelt and ruled. Itight under this
mountain and through theso dark caverns
runs a clear, sparkling river of water.
The sourcoof this river, which furnishes tho
water supply for this city, has never been dis
covered. A curious fact is that its waters aro
highest during tho dry season. This points to
tho theory that it is foil by rain, and that
these rains do not reach tho river till about
four to five months after they falL
This river is inhabited by fish and a strange
kind of crabs and lobsters, all of which havo
no eyes. This sHX"ies of aquatic animals hav
ing been bred in and inhabited this dark Sty
gian stream for thousands of 3-ears, have
never hud any use for eyes, and so, after
many generations, that organ had entirely
disappeared from their structure.
INTO THE BOWELS OF THE EAr.TU.
Some friends of mine, two ladk-s und three
gentlemen, went on an exploring exjieuitioii
through this cavern, got lost in ils ma:'.o and
were three days before they found their way
back to the outer world. Mr. Saunders, of
the American consulate at Cape May, thus
relates their experience whilo in tho bowels
of tho earth :
Mr. J. IL Leroy, of tho Northern Pacific
railway of tho United States of America;
Mr. John Sidney aud two ladies, Miss Web
ster and Miss Gootch and myself started to
explore tho Fountain cave. Armed with two
lamps and provisions enough for two meals,
We got through tho entrance, which is very
narrow, with difficulty. Going a few yards
we found it necessary to light the lamps.
Proceeding wo found on each side of the main
passago numerous sideways and alleys ap
parently hewu out of the solid rock.
All around there were evidences of the
caves being inhabited by swarms of bats
which constantly kept flying in our faces.
Pursuing our way for a considerable timo, we
came to a spot where tho roof of tho cavern,
hitherto lofty, slanted down, gradually be
coming lower and lower until we were unable
to walk erect. '
Finally we camo to where tho floor was on
an inclined piano and got more head room.
Wo then descended a steep hill, at the foot of
which was a dead wall which completely
barred further progress in that direction.
On tho right hand a narrow passage pre
sented itself just wido enough to permit of
our walking Indian file. Tho air, hitherto
cool and bracing, became damp and a cold
clammy dew settled on our faces.
To tho sides of tho passago clung a pale,
slimy, snake-like substance which to the touch
produced a shivery sense of abhorrence. We
began to wish ourselves well out cf tho under
taking. However, being in, there was noth
ing for it but to go on.
W walked up this passago a distance, I
should judge, of three hundred yards, when
wo arrived at an octagonal court, from which
ran eight different passages, the four main
ones being about a width of fifty feet, and the
four narrow ones about four feet each.
Under our feet could bo heard a sound as of
tho running of a river aud tho violent break
ing of water upon rocks. Wo could perceive
no niodo of descent, and tho ground under our
feet seemed solid.
Being weary, and the ladies somewhat faint,
wo resolved to go back, altogether disap
pointed with the result of our exploration.
However, beforo starting again wo refreshed
ourselves with the victuals wo had brought
and, fortified by a few draughts cf capo
sherry, felt our spirits rise, and curiosity
as to the causo of tho sound under our feet
getting the better of our judgment wo began
searching for a way to descend, and finally
found a place where there were stone steps at
AN CXPLEASAJTr SITUATION.
Sidney and I descended, leaving Leroy and
tho ladies above. Wo followed theso steps
for about fifty feet. Tho descent was very
difficult. The light of tho lantern grew fee
ble. However, we arrived on a broad plat
form of level ground.
Tho sound of tho water had by this time
increased to that of a roaring torrent, and on
our left wo saw the black, inky stream rush
ing past. We sounded and found tho river
very deep and cold.
Passing along tho banks the air became
heavier still, and the lamp, which had been
burning more feebly, went out altogether.
Breathing became very difficult, owing to the
absence of oxygen.
In this dreadful place and in total darkness
wo were stumbling about trying to find tho
steps, by which to return, for hours, until bo
coming quite weary we sat down and fell into
a torpid, heavy sleep. How long we remain
ed in this state I do not know.
On awakening, with a great effort we!
aroused ourselves, and finally hit on a pass
age, which wo followed. A3 we went tho
noise of tho waters became less audible, aud
finally we lost the sound altogether. Still,
there was no ray of light; nothing but thick
darkness and a noisome, pestilential air.
Wo groped about for hours from one pass
ago to another amidst a silence deep and
dreadful The sound of our' voices appeared
unnaturally loud, and echoing through the
vaults gave the impression that the place was
haunted by countleis demons who wcr mock
ing our distress.
Quito exhausted by exertion, anxiety and
want of food, wo sank down in despair, giv
ing ourselves up for lost. After a timo, how
ever, we determined to make another effort
We found that the lamp would now keep
lighted. This gave us fresh hope and enabled
us to see our way about. We made better
progress along the darksome passage and
soon were overjoyed at seeing my faithful
Newfoundland dog jumping and bounding
We now knew we were saved. Following
the dog, which seemed to have a correct view
of the situation, we soon discovered a streak
cf light at the entrance to tho cave. The
spirit of enterprise being damped, by three
days spent in the tombs, wo resolved in our
minds not lightly to make another attempt of
the kind. Omaha Bee.
TeUios Her How.
Cook (next day after her arrival) I am
often a littlo hasty, madam, and then I am
apt tn be saucy; but you needn't mind you
can make mo a bttle present and I get pleaa
eirt aahi.43an Franclaco Wad :
lip l v jkty
The Reason Why They Can ItA Iiought for
So Slorli Less Than fcorinerly.
"Gold watches are so common nowadays
that men don't take as much pride in wearing
them as they did a few years ago," said a
Fulton street jeweler the other day. "The
Lviividual who could sport a gold watch a::d
chain a dozen years ago was considered a
person of wealth and property. Out he isn't
now. Wh', you will find gold watches in the
pockets of our street car conductors.and I have
even known them to wear handsome diamond
rings. Did you ever notice tho ostentatious
manner in which a 3-oung man handles his
first gold watch? It is rather amusing.
Usually he carries it in a chamois leather
pouch, and is very careful not to breathe on
it or touch tho case with his fingers. Ho con
sults it every fifteen minutes for tho first
month, but ha soon tires of it, and then con
siders it a horrible bore to be asked for tho
time. Tho demand for gold watches was
never greater tnan it is today. Watch com
panies are kept very busy filling orders, and
we retail jewelers do a good business hi this
"Why is it that watches are so much cheaper
now than a few years ago?"
"Well, for one thing, tho watch movements
are a great deal cheaper. Gold is just exactly
the same price per pennyweight. The re
duction in price is confined to tho movements.
Tho watch movements of the standard Amer
ican make are very cheap. Those in common
use m gold watches of the cheapest grade aro
from $10 to 50 each, and some of the best
movements are worth at wholesale $2oor $o0.
There is, however, a high priced, fine Ameri
can movement which may cost you say $75,
but they are not put in ordinary cases. A
watch that you paid $100 for a few years ago
you can get today for 'CO, and this SCO watch
will have a $10 or $15 movement in it. For
$50 you should get a movement cased in solid
14-carat gold, weighing from 45 to 50 penny
weights. Tho purchaser will get more service
out of a 14-carat case than he will out of au
"How can dealers offer the public solid gold
watches for and S:5"
''They are not solid by any means. Thcro
are some unprincipled makers who wili mark
a cuso of 10 carat outside aud 8 carat in
side I I carat, and a 10 and 14 carat would
be marked 13 carat. There is no law
in America to prevent this. The caae is
made of a composition which holds a gold
plating finely. This composition is some
times very heavily plated, and will wear
for several years without showing tho base
metal There is little difficulty in disposing
of them as solid gold cases, and in this way
the price is surprisingly low. There is more
opixwtunity for deception in tho mpvenieni
and case of a watch than in almost any other
article. The amount of money invested in a
watch offei-s much inducement to experi
ment. Tho case manufacturer is not neces
sarily obliged to kno w much about the move
ment of a watch. He niakes his cuses to fit
the standard American sizes of movements,
and most makers produce a uniform size."
A St cry for Boa Vivanis.
One man invited another to a dinner at the
Manhattan club, of which both were mem
bers. It was agreed that the one who ar
rived first should order tho meaL Some timo
after tho appointed hour the host cf the occa
rion found his guest at a table in a remote
corner of the cafe, "Have you ordered?''
asked the host. "Tes." "Well, bo have I,"
was the answer. Both laughed, and then tho
host with' a flash of the eye inquired what
soup his guest bad ordered. The yy w as
named and tho host answered: "Then we've
ordered the same dinner; any man with
proper notions of sequence in dining would
follow that soup with just what I've ordered."
The scientific diners compared menus and
found that the orders agreed in every par
ticular. Both dinners and all the v. lues or
dered were served. rrSew York Letter.
Made Him Feel Comfortable.
"Do you know what is the difference be
tween you and myself f
This conundrum was hurled at a Pittsburg
broker by his better half, who had been sit
'tiag up for him, when he arrived at home
about 1 o'clock in the morning.
"Can't say, my dc-ar," he replied. "What
"You speculate all day, and I 'spec' you
lato at night." Pittsburg Chroniclti
A Good Word for Tobacco
The effect of tho habitual uso of tobacco on
tho health is tho subject cf an interesting and
significant paper by Dr. F. II. Bosunth, pub
lished in Tho Medical Record of this city.
Tho writer calls attention to tho fact that tho
Anglo-Saxon races have been using tobacco
for smoking and chewing purposes during
tho past four centuries. They contracted tho
habit from a race- which, us far as history
and tradition teach us, were remarkable for
their vigor of body and mind as well, and as
far as we know, were an unusually long lived
people. In tho timo that w-o have been using
tho weed thcro is no evidence to show thut
the raco has in any way deteriorated; but
on the contrary, it is abundantly shown that
the average duration of life has increased
nearly 50 per cent.
There is no evidence to show that in this
timo tho race has been more subject to dis
ease, but rather that they are less so. There
is uo evidence to show that tho raco has lost
anything in its intellectual activity; but, on
tho contrary, it has been a timo of most mar
velous fecundity in all that is great in litera
ture. Dr. Bosunth, whilo not advocating the
use of tobacco, is opposed to tho wholesale
denunciation of "tho weed" maintained bj
souio extremists, his experience showing that
as a general thing it is innocuous, and in cases
where its uso is at till baneful the sufferer is
himself conscious of tho fact, aud controls
the remedy. Briefly, t he object of tho esay
is not a ploa for tho uso of tobacco, but sim
ply to suggest whether we had not best aban
don the idea that it is a drug whose uso is
pernicious in every way to body, mind and
morals, and rather to take tho view that it is
one of God's good gifts toman. American
Loss of Life of N;ro Slaves.
It was my lot onco to bo with Dr. Living
stone in the vicinity of Lake Nyassa, and at
a timo when for tho slaver it was an exceed
ingly happy hunting ground. As a consequence
of what we saw Livingstone reckoned that for
every slave that got to his or her destination
ten lives wero lost. Inasmuch as the ground
is now so cleared of slaves near tho coast
(that is to say, for tho normal mode of col
lecting) that tho Zanzibar Arabs have to pro
cure them more than half way across Africa,
as shown recently by Mr. Arnot, tno calcu
lation of tea lives per slave may probably
now be under tho mark. The Arab slave
dealer's appearance on tho scene means raids;
quarrels fomented between strong and weak
chiefs; a neglected sowing season in tho pre
vailing disturbance; famine, and then the
pestilence which follows cn starvation.
A vast projxjrtion of tho slaves perish on
their journey to tho coast, ar.d finally the
mortality is great at soa in overcrowded and
unseaworthy dhows; for, with the possibility
of capttue before his eyes, tho slavo shipper
particularly if he is bound for Pemba
charters any old cranky craft which will hold
together for the trip. Mr. Philip J. Step
ford, midshipman of the Gnrno$ (who secuis
to be, by the admiralty accounts, a very cor
mprrait for snapping up slavery), chased a
dhow off Pei aba. The man at the helm lost
his head, tho dhow was capsized, and 03 out
of 112 slaves and slavers wero drowned. The
B.ev. noraco Wallers in The Contemporary
Training Roys for Contortion.
What, then, is a contortionist! La the first
place it appears that a contortionist is a per
son who has preserve! in his spine, ana in
some cases in his joints, the infantilo condi
tion which hi most persons is merely tran
sient. This implies a great flexibility of the
spine In ail directions, great powers of twist
ing it. It ts alo very likely that there are
niaay Knoll individual peculiarities "all favor
ing uncommon freedom c? motiou, if a
young boy without- any of this special fitness
should be trained for contortion, 1 think he
would probably meet with some success, but
never achievo distinction. So far as I am
aware, children are not educated for this
profession from their tendercst years, as they
are for several kinds of acrobatic perform
ances. Tb.eir capacity makes Itself known by
accidens, from which it is fair to infer that it
rests 01 an anatomical basis. Scribner's.
That'll Fetch It,
"What's the trouble with you?" asked the
doctor. "Insomnia," replied the patient.
"Cant sleep, eb.P "Not four hours a night."
"Ever tried anything f "Tried everything:
ail no good." "Ever try trying to keep
awakef" Patient sees hope for himself in an
experiment that never was known to fil.
11 BSniilC 10QG
y5 way ib, fooci.
Wagon ami lllackstiiitli Shop.
Machine ;md EMow
xis tPE mar a .
A Specialty. II.! ny.es tlio
30" 3 V 22 35 S Z X
llort-t-hliop, the IVst Horseshoe for the
Farmer, or for Fust I'rtving and City
purposes, ever invt nti 1. It is inuile ho
imyonc can ctm put on f-linrp or Hat corks
as needed for wet uml tdippcry roads, or
smooth dry road. CM and Exitiniiie
these Shoes and you will liuvo no other.
nth St., Flatt.snioutli, Xtl.
C. F.SM ITH,
The Boss Tailor
M tiil S, Over ."leres Slmc .;ie.
i l.i; I in; 'nt t :ii;d Inost ( 1 1 J 1 r ! ( f It
of sninpi' s, bolii loi. i-.i: domestic
woolt-lis th.it ever r.-ilnc wo! of Mih-otili
livir. Note It' !' price: : l'uii!.-: v niits
from ;JKJ to :!., uros hoN, (o 4Tt,
pnntsiM, $, i'!, l$..'.y and upwards.
ELiyWill yu:ir;intc-; a fit.
Prices Defy Comoetition.
. C. SCHMIDT,
Surveyor and Draftsman
Plans, Specifications and Estimates, Mu
nicipal Work, Msip.s &c.
PLATTSMOUTH. - - NEB
Br. C- A. Marshall.
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Prt-survation of Ihc Xidural Tcdh a
Specially. Austin tics ;ivfn f r Pain
lkss I' li.i.iMi on Extraction ok Tkichi.
Artificial teeth nindu 011 (lold. Silver,
Ituhher or Celluloid PMts, i'iiuI inserted
as soon as teeth arc extracted v. lien do
All work warrant';!. Prices reasonable.
B'fr.'jKK.xr.n's lliimc 1i.ti 'hmoutk . Is'kii
It. B. Winimiam, John a. Daviks,
Notary Public. Notary Public.
.ttcrnoyc - at - Xaojvt:
Office over Itanlc of (.'ars County.
PL VTTS MOUTH, - NlOP-HASItA
Wagons, Buffers, Mi!(;!i;nt-s Qi-.U-kly Ke paired ;
I'lowis Siiarjeiiel und (jtin-ial
horseshoeing A Specialty
I USE THE
Uorffshoe, which Mari rn I:m-1' a It wrarj
away, so theie i never soiy -J.ifi'."?r of your
IIir.i s!ij:pir;K a'"l hurting i'!f. all
and exandii-' thU Mir;.-;n:d ; 11 wili
Have iio other. L'bntShoe made.
SIXTH ST., - - PLATTSMOUTH
THE OLD REUA3LE.
E. A. WATERMAN k SON
Wholesale nnA Ketall Dealer tn
Bliingles, Lath, Sah,
Can supply every demand of the trada
Call and get terms. Fourth street
In Rear of Opera House.
Or the Liquor Habit, Positively Cured
t AcaiaisnciRG o. haires' ooloei srteirie.
It can be given in a cup of coffee or tea. or In ar
ticle ol lood. without tlie knowledge of the per
son taking it; it ia absolutely fcarinlef and will
effect a piennaueot and speedy cure, whether
the patient is a moderate Urinkroran alcoholic
wreck, it NEVER FAILS. We GUARANTEE
a complete cure in every instance. 4s Jage book
FREE. Address in confidence,
fcOLCUi ftPEClFIC CO., I M 8ac St, Cincinnati, a
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