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AnthrHa 4J t Count-
Two stories char;ictentic of the negro
were UM in thMuyke room of a tr.m.v
tUntic t earner.
S;iil a gentleman from. New Orleans:
"I stxxl on the levee in our city one
mot riin-j while the iKiymu.ster of a river
M-atur was enagel in paying off the
"As each man presented himself at t hi
c;uhi-r'H win. low the paymaster asked
I lie question wheth.-r he wi.nM si;n his
naino or make his mark. If ho w;ui un
aMe to write the iay mooter, of course,
Mihscriled tho name ami left a iiJac.j fur
Umj man to place a cross.
"You in imt reeIle-t that much th
Host; of the war and the e.sl.ihli.shiiiciil
of nchools for fni-iluicn the negroes of
too south are very unwilling to admit
ignorance ujmii their part.
"Tho p.ij iiK-nt of the men proceeded
without ineiih-iit until orio young up
country darky prewntcd hiuiself at the
window in re.sjH.nse to the calling of the
fiaruw Eugene Jackson.
" 'Will you write your name or make
a cross, Jackson?" sail tho paymaster.
" 'I'll write my name,' replied the
"The jM-n wiw handed to him and the
place for his signature was carefully
jiointcd out on the pay roll.
"Tho man took tlie jien clumsily,
dip-ied it in the iifl;, looked at it and
then at the pay roll and finally laid it
down on the desk.
"'What time is it?' he asked, looking
op at the paymaster.
' 'It is just 10 .clock, was the reply.
" Well, then,' said the .larky, 'I guess
1 ain't got time to write my name. I've
got to meet a man a the custom house
at l'i o'clock, and I gues I'll just make a
"The custom house," .nid the New
)rleans man. in conclusion, "isahout ten
minutes' walk from where the man was
"That reminds mo of a little expe-
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iit-nce i om-e n.ci wiiu a negro, said a
hrick manufacturer of a little town up
tho Hudson, who chanced to bo of the
"We called the man old Uncle Ned,"
continued the s a kcr. "lie was a dear
old white headed fellow, with a l nt hack
and alxjiit seventy years old at the time
tho incident 1 am about to relate oc
curred. "lie had lived in a little sha:ity in the
town for years and did odd jobs at
whitewashing, masonry work and va
rious other tilings.
"One day 1 wanted a man to stack
some brick for me in piles of a thousand
each, and to turn a little something in
t lie way of Undo Ned I hired him for
" Can you count, Xed?" I asked hii:i
after I had told him what I wanted.
" Ycs, indeed. I kin, massa." the old
fellow replied with a chuckle, 'I kin
connt right smart, and he ran off the
numerals up to ten glibly enough.
"Ned began his task and worked
steadily for some hours. 1 l.joked out
of mj- ofdee window after awhile and
saw that lie had far exceeded his number
of a thousand bricks to a stack.
"I walked out to see about it. He was
hard of hearing and did not detect my
approach as I came up behind him. I
drew nean r and overheard him sav, as
he lay ea-li brick on the stack: A nudder
an a nudder, and der goes a nudder. A
tiudder, an' a nudder, and der goes a
" 'What in the world are you doing,
Ned? I aked.
" Coiintin' do bricks, massa,' he re
plied, as he continued. 'A nudder an' a
nudder, and der goes a nudder.'
"But, Xed, you can't count bricks that
way; that is not counting. I thought
you could count one, two, three, four,
Yes, I dun tole you I could count,
an so I did up to ten. but Ned's pretty
ole now, massa, an' after ten he dun for
get bis sclioolln', an' so he counts a
nudder, an' a nudder. an' der goes a
"There was something pathetic about
the poor old fellow's tieech," continued
the speaker. "Of course I paid him for
Ins day s work, he added; "but 1 had
to have his stack of bricks recounted, and
had to give the balance of the job to
couple of twelve-year-old boys, who were
more expert at figures than he." New
MACHINERY THAT CAUSES THE AL
Com jrion l!etw-eu the Flrat Krlcllnnal
Wbrrl uuI the I'reaeut Powerful Klec-tro-Maciirl
IiflVruce In the Two
C'urrrntrt The Machine.
The first dynamo electric machine
ever constructed was made by Faraday.
This great physicist, the prince of ex
jterimcnters, as lie h;is liecn called, dis
covered that when a disc or flat plate of
copper was made to rotate between the
poles of a powerful magnet currents were
produced in the plate from the center out
ward. By making a wire touch the re
volving plate with one of its ends and
bringing the other one in contact with
the rim he found that a current of elec
tricity passed along the wire, ami could
be made to indicate its existence by de
flecting the needle of a galvanometer.
decomposing n chemical solution, or by
any of the well known effects produced
by electricity in motion.
Faraday saw the importance of this
discovery and the great uses in the way
of practical application to which it
might be put, but he did not himself
stay to develop it; he left that to others,
and with it the wealth which might
thus le acquired, and himself went on
to investigate other obscure and little
known phenomena connected with phys
ics and electricity, regarding this as his
proper work, and exhibiting in his con
duct the true scientific spirit. When
many years afterward he went to see
the first application of this discovery of
his to the production of the illumina
tion of tho North Foreland lighthouse,
he said, after looking at the large magneto-electric
machines there, "1 gave it
to you an infant; you have made it a
Dynamo and mrv'neto electric ma
chines consist essentially of a coil of wire j
"the armature," as it is called rotat- j
ing between the poles of a large mag- !
net, the poles being bent round so as to I
approach each other and have the arma- '
It is easy to sneer at people's eccen
tricities. We may smile at the man who
persists in wearing a queer style of hat,
or at the woman who clings to an ;J.
fashion iu hair dressing. But in adher
ing to 'i custom both agreeable and com
fortable, do they not show some inde
pendence of mind, a decision that helps
to leaven the lump of general flabbines.-,?
Once a lady whose eyes were weak was
obliged always to carry a sunshade ta
protect them from the glare of the sun.
Even in winter, and when she wore furs,
the sunshade was a necessity. She de
clared laughingly that no one would be
lieve, unless she tried it, how much at
tention such a simple matter evoked.
Sometimes she was followed a block or
two by hoys commenting on her odd ap
jiearance. . They wondered if she was
crazy. And while they wondered, .seemed
to think she was also deaf. Older people,
whom one would think might knoW'Let
ter, gazed at her curiously, and even
questioned her as to the reason of her
Most persons under such persecution
would have given up the fight, staid in
the house or decided to bear the pain and
run tha danger. Being a woman of reso
lute temper she did nothing of the kind.
She carried her muff and her parasol ail
Winter. Indeed, after a while she seemed
to take a wicked pleasure in flauntin
these articles before the faces of be
wildered passers, who would often turn
and look back with an expectation of
seeing strange developments from so
great a phenomenon.
Probably not many women would
have stuck to the singularity a-s she did,
or have gotten so much amusement out
of it. Yet if it is considered in another
light, and we reflect how much interest
she excited and how many jrazers she
supplied with subjict for conversation,
we might call her a public benefactor.
1 Harper's Dazur.
Iei:iin;iti;iti and II:iic-er.
I observed another i::sia::co of tho in
fluence of the imagination upon our hap
piness of a sort to which 1 dare say I
have before alluded. I was engaged one
Inorinie' in Treo:iriier T;irr. op ;i 11 ififeT-
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niie i it -i . Mt-.-si mem. xius iiia.Lriiei may ' twt, .,.,.,.1- n
- ; -.iLiJin iU..juvi A.I nit A.v: t t '1 It lil- 0 1 1'-
a permanent magnet or hard
Kngllali IIoHpltal StatiKtica.
Taking the quantity of medicine used
at St. Bartholomew's hospital, London,
as a fair criteriom of the medicine used
per patient, the quantities of medicine
used every year in the hospitals of this
country are as follows: Ointment, 80,000
jounds; cod liver and castor oils and va
rious kinds of mixtures and lotions, etc
l."iO,000 gallons; upward of half a million
pills, and between thirty and forty tons
of linseed. Mr. IL C. Burdett estimates
that the hospitals of the kingdom have
invested property worth ten millions.
1 neir income is nearly a million ana a
quarter per annum.
The expenditure per bed varies most
rangely. It is least in Scotland and
greatest in an Irish institution. At
Westminster it Js only 70 per bed; at
University College hospital it is 110 per
bed; at the Royal Surrey County hospi
tal it is 111; at the Devon and Exeter
51, and about the same at the South
Devon and East Cornwall hospital.
Accidents Will Happen.
Did you note that dispatch from At
ciiison, Kan., relating how "Mrs. Ellen
Fatton, a local poetess of considerable
note, diflocated her jaw this morning
while yawning?" Did you observe that
ncord of how Rufus Getheridge, of
Worcester, Mass., "broke the small bone
of his left leg in stepping out of bed?"
Did you reflect upon the solemn faet that
Colonel Warton, of Jefferson, Mo., while
picking his teeth "with a wooden tooth
pick, drew it down into his lungs and
di"l of strangulation?" This brief arti
cle is simply intended to show how, in
the midst of life, yon may be some
vhero else. Cincinnati Enquifrr.
steel, or an electro-magnet consisting of
wire coiled round a soft iron core, a cur
rent of electricity being made to circle
round the wire coil, and thus magnetiz
ing the iron core while it lasts. It is tho
latter arrangement which is almost uni
versally used now, though the magneto
machines with permanent magnets were
tho earliest form.
T II K KI.Kl TU l-M A i X I"T.
A magnet produces an influence in the
neighborhood around it, and this sur- f
rounding neighborhood is known as the j
"field of force" of tho magnet i. e., the j
sphere in which its influence can bo leit.
A magnetic needle or lie f iron filing
placed in this field sets itself to point
along the "lines of force" of the field
that is, tho lines along which the mag
netic force acts, and which form curves
round the magnet, running out, as it
were, from pole to pole, and curving
round to the other. Any one may see
the form of these lh.es of force for him
self by placing a liar magnet underneath
a sheet of paper and then sprinkling
filings on tea paper.
On tapping this the filings will set
themselves along the lines of force in
beautiful regular curves. Here the small i
fragments of iron are themselves made I
magnet while under the influence of the
powerful magnet in whose "field" they
it . i j . ,
are, ana merer ore place tnemseives
lengthwise along the lines of force that
is, along the line of action of the result
ant magnetic force at the place where
each one is.
When a coil of wire or armature is
made to revolve rapidly in the strong
field of force which occupies the space
between the poles of a powerful electro
magnet currents are produced in the
coil. These currents alter their direc
tion through the coil every time the lat
ter changes its position with reference
to the poles of the magnet. The side of
the coil, which was opposite the north
pole, is after half a revolution opposite
the south pole, and the influence of the
soutn Kjie tends to produce an opposite
current to that of the north pole. Here
we have an "alternate current" d3namo
PROCESSES OF UStXO TIIE CTRREXT.
As the coil or armature rotates with
great sjeed some hundreds of revolu
tions per minute these currents, in al
ternating directions, succeed each other
very rapidly, and if an electric arc lamp
is placed on the circuit it will be lit up.
In this case it is not necessary that the
current be sent round the circuit in one
direction only, but although the termi
nals of the lamp are constantly changing
their polarity that is, the north pole
where the current enters the next in
stant becomes the south pole where the
current leaves yet, as this occurs many
times in one second, the effect produced
is the same as if the current was in one
The lamp has no time to cool ; it does
not go out before the oppositely directed
current passes through it and produces
the same effect as the previous one. No
flickering is observable. The impression
produced bv the glowing carbon on the
human eye is retained by the retina for
a far longer period than the duration of
one surge ot electricity turough the
lamp, and is not gone before the effect
produced by the succeeding opposite
wave makes its impression on our nerves.
In a "continuous current" dynamo,
which is necessary for some purposes.
such as electro-plating, where the effect
desired could not be prod need if the di
rection of the current was continually
altering, the electric current is made to
pass always one way round the external
circuit. 1 his result is got by usiug the
ingenious device of a commutator,
which automatically deflects the currer.
so as alwavs to send it in an nnvarj-ing
direction through the plating bath or
the electric lamp, as the case may be.
i.apter m mv new
which deals with the origin and develop-ment-of
the bonnet. I had got as far as
the head dress worn by the Athenian
matrons to the theater, and was natural
ly much engrossed with the work, when
an inward monitor, in a still, small, yet
looked at my watch it said
unmistakable, voice, suggested "lunch
Now I always take luncheon at half
pant 1; never, i;i au3' emergency, later
than 2. But o o'clock! I felt ill and
faint. I started for the club feeling lika
Rip Van Winkle when he came home for
his luncheon twenty years late. I passed
a friend. I tried to slink by without his
noticing, but I could see that ho looked
upon me sadly and askance, us if I were
iu some way a stricken wether of the
flock. I went iu and sat down.
Soineliotv everybody else seemed to bo
late. I looked at the clock. It was ex
actly twonty-five minutes of 2. I looked
it my watch again. It still said 3 o'clock.
It had stopped 'luring the ni
mark tho result. I instantly
from the starvation from which I had
ueen suiicri::g, and oegan to converse m
my usual cheerful and intelligent man
ner. But I did not mention the extraor
dinary behavior of my watch, which
now reveal oulv in strict confidence.
I.-ftH hiiU Kiclit.
"There are onlv a few of us left." re
marked the all-wool stocking in the hose
factory vat. "and we are dyeing fast."
MoCu I lough K hoes.
liawortn m private lite is a
When awav from the theater
spends all his spare time in
completing the life of John McCullough.
Haworth lias an autogranh letter from
McCullough which money could not buy.
It was written several da3-s previous to
the death of the tragedian. It was
probably the last letter written by Me
Cnllough, in view of the fact that for
oionths previous to death his brain was
shattered. " We will climb the ladder
Df fame together, Joe," he said, " and I
will help j'ou until we both reach the top
" McCullough had a valet named Bob
Pritchard, who was a curious fellow,"
said Haworth, receutl3 " He was a
thrift3 Scotchman, and to sjive mono3"
he always made his bed in McCnllough's
dressing-room in the theater. Once John
missed a handsome robe which he wore
in ' Rielrerd III.' It couldn't be found.
Finally, several months later, when
playing in Xew York, two little Pritch
ards came to the theater, and the dresses
which they wore were cut from lie
Cullough's handsome robe.
"Pritchard expressed his sympathj
curiously the day the guv'nor was
" He was a great man, Mr. Haworth,'
he sobbed, ' a good man. Many a dressing-room
through the country has he
wiped the floor with me, sir." Boston
A submarine telegraph cable has a life
of from ten to twelve 3-ears. If a cable
breaks in deep water after it is ten 3ears
old it cannot be lifted for repairs, as it
will break of its own weight. On this
account cacle companies are prepared to
put aside a large reserve fund in order
that the3r may be prepared to replace
their cables everj- ten 3-ears. The action
of the sea eats the iron away so com
pletely as to turn the outside coating to
dust or sediment while the core is still
intact. Tho breakage of an ocean cable
is a vor3 costty accident, owing to the
difficulties to be encountered in repair
ing it. It often becomes necessary in
case of a break to charter a ship at $500
per day for several da3 S in succession,
tr-ing to fix upon the location where the
cable has parted. One breakage in the
Direct Cable compaj-'s line a few 3-ears
ag cost that syndicate $123, 000. Boston
Iff SPRING CLOTHI
FURNISHING GOODS, HATS, ETC
ARRIVING EVERY BAY
V "' I
Till; I. HADING ONIv l'KICK CLOTHI KK
Do not buy until you have .seen and inspected
MAMMOTH STOCK AND PRICES
IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY.
The linest tstock of Spring Clothing, Furnishing
Goods and Hats vou ever seen in Plattsmouth.
ODPIEjIR,. HOUSE CODROSr
UNDER THE H'ARTHSTANE.
"Brother, vou tiear your sorrow
With patience that pus.soth praise
The loss of worldly iossLssions,
Just at your later days!
How do you hoar it'r" tho neighbor prayed.
"There's love 'neath tho h'arthstaue!'' the
old man said.
"Oh. love is Rood. I irant you.
When seasoned enough with pold;
Hut love in a rot ta-;e" lie shook his head
"Is rhyiuiii'j that will uot hold!
Ixivc ouly can never lift your load
Of sorrow aud labor ou life's late road."
"Ay, ay!" the old man answered.
His white head sturdily raised:
"When ye hae lived a.' my lifetame
Ve'll cry, "The Lord he praised"
Whether o' frood or ill shall la'
If Love "nvalh the h'arthstano surviv
"But you and your wife," urged the neigh
bor "Your children under the sod"
"Nile under the sod." the old man cried,
"(iood neighbor gaue to iod!
An what hae we to do wi' pain
When Love still glories the auld h'arth
stane?" "Your faith is past my knowing,"
The neighbor murmured low,
A spirit of awe and wonder
On his fat e, as he rose to go.
"Ah, friend," the old man answer made,
"Love "neath the h'arthstane is naught
Jean Kate Ludlum in Xew York Ledger.
All watches, clocks ond jewelry
jcit lor repairs ;it. 11. jajiicttes
Neville block, Sixth street, will re
ceive prompt :iUeiition. All work
iTiiiir.'mteeil mid done in a workman
like ltumner. tf
SIR, . I
IJrown & Harrett. successors to
Wildman A: Fuller, luive an endless
variety of wall paper and borders
all new colors and designs. wtf
No farmer or stockman can afford
to be without Hallar's Barb Wire
Liniment. Animals supposed to
be permaiitly injured and useless,
have been made valuable by its
timely use. We are so well pleased
with its results that we heartily
recommend it to our customers.
For sale bv all druirurists. 2
A Itrpak in the Proceedings.
Mrs. Slimson I don't understand, Wil
lie, how you should have worn your
clothes out so sliding dowu hill. Didn't
you use your sled?
Willie Yes, 'm. All but the last time.
Harper's Young People.
Why Don't They l'ropoe?
"Why don't the men propose?'' That
is the problem which is agitating large
number.') of young women.
"I don't know," replied one pretty
girl to whom I propounded the conun
drum. '"Only thej-don't. Here I am in
my second 3-ear in society and I haven't
had a single offer."
I wishto say that the young lady
whose remarks I am quoting is not only
pretty, but she is also of good family, of
first class position, is highly educated
and accomplished, is positively known
to have brains and an amiable disposi
tion, and will possess a considerable for
tune. In short she is a great catch.
"Not a single offer of marriage," she
continued. "Not even a single avowal
of love. I don't know what to make of
it, for I don't think I am wholly unat
tractive. I am not the only one. Of
course, some girls get married, but they
are very few compared to the vast num
ber of eligible young women in society.
What is the matter with the men? They
are perfectly willing to flirt all day long,
but none of them appears to want to go
any further. There is something wrong.
Is marriage, after all, a failure?"
There is one fact so plain that no
one need be mistaken, and that is
110 person can have fjfood health
where the blood, the very life itself,
is in an unhealthy and impure con
dition. We guarantee Haller's Sar-
saparilla and Hurdock Compound
to remove all humors and impuri
ties from the blood and eradicate
every particle of diseare from the
system. F'or sale by all drurnsts.
19. ETERSEy & LARSGftT
HAVE THE MOST
STOCK IN THE CITY.
LviLhiitiiM - imd - AND - IN - EE
ATTKXTJOX FARM ENS
We want your Poulirv T"
1 1 Mil i;ir it t-wi.... -. .
r am now prepare! to deliver ice
to any part of the city. Telephone 72.
tt 11. C. McMakex.
Attorney at-Law. will give prompt attention
H an Dti-miens entrusted to law. Office Id
union 010CK, jaft siae, riattemouth. Neb.
Uninflammable Dresses and Woodwork.
If the laundress would add to her prep
aration of starch a solution of the phos
phate of ammonia (about four ounces to
the quart of water) before dipping cur
tains, underclothing and dresses there
in, and drying them, she will render
them uninflammable. If in opera houses
or theaters the curtains, flies, and even
the woodwork are in.; r--nated with
this phosphate of ammonia they will be
proof against catching fire; they will
only char when flame is applied to
PURE MAPLE SUGAR
Low prices quoted on large or small lots
Adirondack Maple Sugar Co
123tf Monroe 6t., Chicago, 111.
FULLER & D EX IF OX
-oue p"kre ot Snrmn Iet Uf
BiTTEjts will make one ftn.:U,n of the beat
IHtters known, which will ClUB lodiEMUoD.
1'a.ins in the Stomach. Fever sntl Ague, and
iwts upon tha Kidneys and Itladden the best
Tan:c known. Can be ned with or without ftpinto.
-"It's far the cheapest remedy known. Full direo-
; on rmcn rrtcage. bolt by lrunris or Met trr
mail, pneoure I'repoid. Price 30 eta. for si nirle. til
two packets for SO eta. U. &. Btampa takea io I
GEO. a STEKETEE, Grand Rapids, Mich.
kinds, we will
Dav vim tin i.;,ri,..i
rash price as we are buying for a
firn 111 Lincoln. h
Petersen & Larson
TIIK LEADING GROCKRS
Plattsmouth - - Nebraska.
Oayltal stock paid in
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Authorized Capital, $100,000.
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