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FEMARKABLE INSTRUMENTS OF EAR
l-M-ritiuna cif Some of tlm Qiicrr I-ook-iiilC
luventioim from WMeU t'lilneno
Munlclniia Kxtract IJ-lectalle Melody.
1'rices of the Mutal Ivvlcii.
The ordinary Mongolian orchestra,
Huch iw is to l found usually dis-fx-rising
tunes for the dflectution of thw
Celestial ears at the Chinese theaters in
tint city, is couiosfd of t-n pieces, and
each player has his peculiar instrument,
on which he is an adept, lie also i-r-forms
upon it with an apparent stoical
indifference as to the scores of his fellov;
Thoroughly to equip an orchestra
with proier instruments entails a co.-t
of $G!).50, which amount any nervous
householder who has ever had the mis
fortune to reside within earshot of one
at practice would be willing to advance
twice over in order to have it moved on.
After purchasing the instruments play
ers are needed, and their services vary
in price, according to ability, cxpertn -ss
ami reputation. Tho Mongolian musi
cian values his ability at from 1 to
Ier night, but if he has climbed the lad
der of fame lie will demand from t
0 ier night.
Tho drum, in tho estimation of thu
Chinese musician, is the most importati:
instrument, which opinion is shared like
wise by the juvenile American. A
Chinese drum costs twelve dollars, ami
has much the same appearance as a keg
const nucted of light wood, covered with
cowhide. This instrument is beaten
witli a pair of heavy wooden sticks, and
produces a booming..sound, which grow.
extremely monotonous when it is con
tinued for several hours,
THE CHINESE OONO.
The alarm, or taps, is a Chinese inusi-
cal device of peculiar construction. It
consists of a framework of wood, upon
which is set a conical top of hard v.'i.isl
covered with calfskin. Projecting from
the top of the frame is a hollow square
the size of a cigar box, covered whit
rawhide. Sounds are produced by strik
ing the top, which emits bass notes, ami
the projecting hide covered square witii
drumsticks. This tuneful instrument
The cymbals of tho Chinese are f
hammered brass, similar in design !
those used by American bands, and costs
Brass gongs shaped much like a taiu
borine are used by Mongolian musicians
in the makeup of their orchestra. A
first class gong can be bought for fifteen
A gong of concave form and of very
light weight, that gives forth a tingling
sound, is another orchestral instrument.
It costs .$'2.o0. Mongolian fiddles aie of
peculiar construction and emit sounds
which, from a musical point of view, are
as inharmonious as the instrument is un
couth in appearance. Divested of its
strings a Chinese fiddle has the same ap
pearance as a mallet, with the handle
long and flattened to about an inch iu
width and an eighth of an inch in thick
ness. In the lower part of the handle are in
serted two Vej's, one above the other.
To each of the keys are attached two
striugs of horsehair or catgut; the other
ends are firmly wound about the mallet
head. What varied and discordant
sounds are produced when the Chine- "
fiddler runs his bow across the strings!
And besides the Chinese have the temer
ity to ask $7.50 for such a device.
THE BANJO, FLUTE, ETC.
The banjo of the heathen mar be very
appropriately likened to a small size
frying pan with a very long handle. The
drum is covered with snakeskin drawn
tight. Three kej's and four strings com
plete the instrument, which is sold for
The bass banjo is the size of a large
sized snare drum and about half the
depth. Four keys and the same numljer
of strings are used. The sum of
will buy one for ordinary use.
A Chinese flute is purchaseable at
seventy -tive cents, if of ordinary make
and without ornamentation. It has ten
finger holes and gives vent to shrill and
discordant notes, which delight Chinese
ears but grate upon those of the Cau
casian. In some cases Chinese orchestras con
tain several flutists, who, when together,
appear to vie with each other in the
emitting of the most . dismal and shi-.ii
tunes that ever lacerated human nerves.
The clarinet is to the Mongolian what
the cornet is to us. Its evident use is to
add variety to the clamors of the drums
and cymbals and the discordant sounds
of flute and fiddle. It is a sort of medi
ator between all those revolutionary in
struments, and has a tendency to veneer
the discord, which apparently is the ba
sis of all Chinese music.
The Mongolian ear has become inured
to such strains, and to the child of the
Flowery Kingdom it speaks of home,
tragedy, love and revenge. So long as
he does not take summary vengeance
upon his musically inclined feHow coun
trymen let him enjoy to the full the ag
onies of sound which Mongolian orches
tras produce. San Francisco Chronicle.
Bed Hair tlie Fashion.
The one thing absolutely de rigueur is
red hair. Blonds and brunettes seem
to have been wiped off the face of tiie
earth so far as Paris is concerned, and
there is hardly one woman in a hundred
who cannot boast of locks the shade that
Titian loved. A wonderful preparation
is to be had which works the transforma
tion. It is put on at night ahd the head
bandaged in many folds of cloth.
In the morning conies the harrowing
moment. The swathings are removed,
but such are the peculiar properties of
the compound that no one can tell b
forehand whether the hair will turn out
the desired hue or purple or green. If it
is red the color stays for a month or two,
and if it is green nobody knows what
happens, for the wretch d victim retires
to the country, not to be seen again for
at least a year. Paris Letter.
Itarteria Killl by Kleclrlrily.
The disease producing bacteria may
be killed by a current of electricity, as
h.xs In-en hhown by experiments with
lottles of water containing them By
p;isMiig the current from a battery
through a loop of wire Hnsjended in the
water it was found that a .-mall voltage
was sufficient to deprive the most active
bacteria of life. The consumption ba
cillus died under two and a quarter
volts, while other ni"re hardy sp"-i'
could not survive more than three volts
and a half.
Unfortunately, this electrical method
would be too e.i-nsive and troublesome
for the householder to pursue. It is sug
gested, therefore, that cities or water
companies shall erform the entire t isk.
delivering the water to consumers ia a
condition guaranteed harmless. Accord
ing to the plan proposed the killing of
the microbe is to bo accomplished at the
reservoir. Nothing could le easier than
to apply the energy of a batte ry by a
current at one place in the supply pi,n-.-is
to kill with absolute certainty every
microbe that passed through in the ll v
A ilynamo with a capacity of 1,001
rolts would do the work perfectly for
the biggest possible, pipe, slaying all tY
bacteria going through ami rendering
innocuous all the millions of gallon.-,
daily that a metropolis consumes. All
that is necessary is that a length of the
pijte shall be mado of insulated material,
and through holes in its sides will be in
serted wires representing the poles of the
battery positive on one side and nega
tive on theother. Set tho dynamo going,
and the current springs through the wa
ter, filling it with powerful electric
waves necessarily fatal to all living or
ganisms floating in the stream. New
A I'oor M;in on Tax I:iyn.
City Counselor Will C. Marshall had
big case just before he went into his
ollice, and while it was pending ho had
to present a heavy bon 1 for his client to
the court. The client brought him a
friend, who told Marshall he was worth
$100,000 in unincumbered real estate.
xVt the proper time Marslu.ll brought
him before the court and put him on
"How much are you worth?" he nskd
him. The bondsman hesitated and began
to wriggle uneasily in his chair. ).:,
well, you're worth 100,000 in real estate,
I suppose." said Marshall.
"Good gracious, no! Not half of
that," exclaimed the witness. "I gues
I am worth about $'20,000."
Marshall was astonished beyond meas
ure, and had to ask the indulgence of tiie
court while he sought another bonds
man. Meeting his man outside tho con -t
room afterward, lie asked him warsr:!y
what he meant by such contradictory
"I am worth $100,000," said the uian
cooly, "but you don't suppose I'm fool
enough to declare it in court? I've been
reporting -20,000 to the assessor straight
along, and they'd be after um for back
taxes if I told how much I w.i 5 worth on
the stand. I didn't know you was going
to put me on the stand or I should have
warned you." St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Tlie world is tolerably well maped
out as to diseases. The colored charts
show us where we may most probably
dwell with malaria, with consumption
or with general debility. We study,
also, the adaptability of plants to differ
ent climatic conditions. But our knowl
edge of the relation of man to climate is
still far from scientific that is to say,
of the influence of climate upon charac
ter and conduct. To come to a detail,
what, for instance, do we know of the
effect of climate upon veracity. There
are portions of the earth's surface where
the inhabitants regard truth as a luxury
seldom to be indulged in; in others the
mind seems rather inclined to truthful
ness. Whether the difference is owing to
race or climate our observations do not
yet enable us to determine. There is a
popular notion that the habit of prevari
cation goes along with warmth, or with
a debilitating atmosphere, and that cold
is a tonic, a sort of stimulant for truth
fulness. We indeed have in the phrase
"the cold truth" a recognition of this.
We say that the northern latitudes nurse
the rugged virtue of veracity. Charles
Dudley Warner in Harper's.
The Secret of Good Mountain Climbing.
The secret of the climbing of the hunt
ers is that they trust their feet as much
as their hands. To plant their nailed
6hoe is all they ask in any place. They
go steadily, but slowly, and rest often,
so as to avoid climbing when exhausted
or breathless. A tired or winded man
will tumble, slip and be in danger where
he would pass easily when fresh. The
apprentice in this particular hunt found
the greatest difficulty iu crossing a chaos.
A chaos is a steep slope covered with
blocks of stone ranging from a hundred
pounds to many tons.
There are ugly holes, big and little,
between them. Their edges are gener
ally sharp. To the rapid passer, as he
looks down at his feet, they appear,
without exception, very sharp. In addi
tion, some of them are "wobblers." Tlie
duffer passed several unpleasant quarters
of an hour in following the hunter, ex
cited by the proximity of game, over
these places, and will always carry on
his leg a souvenir of one of them. Paul
van D3'ke in Scribner's.
Common Sense in Bicycle Riding.
Regarding pneumatic tires, the editor
of the cycling department in Outing
says: "There is no doubt about it but
that a better air valve must be devised,
made with an airtight cap which can
not be detached. Some such device I
hear has been tried in its experimental
stages, and when completed it will be a
vast improvement on the crude valve
now generally in use. Dealers must
take pains to instruct purchasers of pneu
matic tires how to inflate and to what
tension the heavier the man the harder
the tension. Riders must use brains and
common sense and not be afraid to take
& bit of trouble if they would get the
best results out of a pneumatic tire."
HAVE THE MOST
STOCK IN THE CITY.
tVEFiYTHIN-j - FF.tI:K - AND - IN - SEASON
ATTI..NTIO.N FA KM li W S
nVf want your Poultry, KggfH. Mut
ter and 3ur farm product of all
kinds, we will pay you the hi".hct
cash price as we are huyiujr for a
iiru in Lincoln.
TIIK I.KAIIN; (Ik'OC'KKS
Platt.-iiinuth - - Nebraska
ZUCKVVEILLH k LUTZ.
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sok.nmci:si;. a sciiikk.
'i lie WhflilliiMtoii Av- line
Provision Mei chants.
FLOUR A.S.I FEW),
We pay no rent and s 11 for CASH.
You don't'pay any bills for tb-inl beats
when you buy of tins firm.
The best SOKT COAL alaj oi,
5 OOTnTL'S 5
AT H A P K E
F. II. KLLIiN 1 iA V I . Prop.
The best of fresh meat always found
in this market. Also fresh
Kfffs and IJutter.
Wild ame of all kinds kept in their
- SIXTH STKEET fT
r i l t i .
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Parefforc, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
Millions of Mothers. Caatoria destroys "Worms and allays
fererishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Card,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, regulate the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's .Panacea the Mother's Friend.
" Cafltoria Is an excellent mediciae for c'nil
dren. Mtbers he repeatedly tuld me of its
pood effect upon their childrtm."
Pa. Q. C Osooon,
CaatnriA is the boat remedy for chilh-en of
which I asa AcquAinted. I bnipe the day ivciot
f ar digtan urbai mothers wtrf ooosider the real
interest of their children, and uao Castoria in
stead of the various qriack nostrums which are
destroying their Voved ones, by I oreing opium,
morptdne, soothing syrup and other hurtftd
agente down their throats, thereby Bunding
them to premature graves."
Da. J. F. EncBiun,
Tho Centaur Company, TT
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to fo nioutli'v. wllli tiicri'ie)'. to inm-n-nt
In h!i own heel (en a reii-unsil'li' Vcw V-irfc
Houie. Keireaei-H. mam K en iiKii, Mrh
box l.W, New York.
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EDMUNDS X RCOf
Tne pioneer uieu hantr- of
Carry a full stock of general
inertiioiid ise whic h tlt-y sl 1 vry
close. Highest price paid for
all kinds of farm produce, fieri
erous treatmentmid fair dealing
is the necrct of our success.
HAS L liOOT.
W:i!iui ami Hleksiiiil li shop
-Vag'in, Ituggy, Machine mid
plow Itcpiiring -lone
mmSKSHOBINU A SPECIALTY
He use- tin
Which is Ihf bci-t horseshoe for the
'armer, r for fa-t drivinn. or for city
purposes ever invented. Pis so made
that anyone ci.n put oi sharp or flat
corks, as needed lor wet and slippery
lays, or smooth, dry roads. Call at
his shop and examine tlie nevkkdup
nd you will use no other.
J. M. SHNKI.LUACKEIL
12Xorth Fifth St. Pbittsmouth
MANUFACTUKKK OF AVij
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
OKAI.EH IN THK
Thoicesf brands of Cigars,
FULL LINE OF
TOBACCO AND SMOKERS' ARTICLE
always in stock. Nov. 2ft. 1 H85.
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C&stwria b m) well adapted to ehUdren tfa-J.
I reeotmeod It asaapariuv amf preecrlptk
kuuwn to roe.
H. A. Abcheh, VL D
ill So. Oxtrd St.. Brooklyn, K. Y.
Oar physlcteBS in ths ehiVdrm's depV
meat have spoteesi highly of their experi
euoc la thr outaide pracMea with Guorv,
and alttviask we oaJy utve among oar
medical sirppiMe wnot to kaown m refrolar
producta, yt in are frae to eonfetas thai lb
merits of Gancoru. has woo us to look with
favor upon it."
tRITID BOSPTTAI. AXT DlSPBHSAKT.
jkuxx C Smith, iVes.,
Murray Street, New York City.
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