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DIVING FOK LOST GOLD
SEA DIVERS RECOVER NEARLY HALF
A MILLION OF MONEY
Nw ttio TrritKiira of tl A llnn X 1 1.
Sunk OfTthe Cmiarr llnl, H'Kahrru r-!
Iy i'Mptulu ilrvrn' Clever Work Nlu
Munllia of Toll llrlow Witter.
V'tiif time Hiro we Rave an interesting
aeeonnt of the diving exhibit at the
naval exhibition, and referred briefly to
the, recovery of a vast quantity of treas
ure from the Alplionso XII. Mr. A. D
Stevens, a son of Captain Stevens, who
had charge of the expedition, now writes
In February. 1&S4, the Spanish mail
eteamer AJpbouso XII. tjeloniug to the
Lopez line, bound from Cadiz to Ilavatia.
sank otr Point Gando. UrariJ Canary,
in twenty-five ami a half fathoms of
water and about a mile from the shore.
She had ou board 100.000 worth of
Spanish dollars, these iM-ing the only
five dollar pieces bearing the year 1S-M.
which were specially coined for the trip
The insurance was effet-ted on the specie
at Lloyds ami was paid over to the in
surers after the vessel foundered.
More than a year had elapsed beforo
the underwriters organized asalv.-je ex
editioi. and in May. 1SS.Y Captain L
T. Stevens, a Lloyds surveyor of great
experience in salvage ojieratious. was
intrusted with the exjiedition, taking
with him three well known divers
namely. Messrs. Lambert. Tester and
Davis Sjiecial diving apparatus had to
le constructed for the work by Messrs
Siebe & Gorman, the submarine engi
neers, and in the above month Captain
Stevens and his men left Liverpool in
the steamship Niger for Las Pal mas. and
arrived at their destination on the 2."th
LOCATINO THE WRECK.
On the morning of the 2'.th Captain
Stevens preceded in the steam launch
Alianza in search of the wreck, a strong
trade wind from the northeast, with a
choppy 6ea, blowing at the time. On
arriving at her supposed position he
steamed about, sounding at intervals, en
deavoring to strike the wreck, but failed
to do so. Captain Stevens then employed
i boat's crew of fishermen to assist him
in finding her, and after some little time
the fishermen gave a signal, and on steam
ing up he found that they had swept the
foretopgallantmast, and on looking down
through the water he distinctly saw the
shadow of the mast and the foretopgal
lantsail loose and flouting in the water
at a depth of six fathoms.
He then had thetopgallantmast bnoyed.
and as soon as the weather moderated he
intended laying down moorings, so as to
place the vessel in such a position 'that
the diving was to be done from directly
over the wreck.
The money was in the mail room, al
most at the bottom of the vessel, and to
obtain access to that part of the ship
it was found necessary to blow up the
decks. The dangers and difficulties which
were experienced in these operations were
of the most extraordinary nature. Not
only bravery, but great patience and per
severance, had to be exercised, as testi
fied by the fact that Captain Stevens and
his plucky divers were about nine months
on the island before they had completed
The wreck lay on a ridge of rocks, and
one of the fears entertained before the ex
plosion was effected was that the force
might precipitate the vessel to almost
fathomless depths. But fortunately,
through Captain Stevens' great experi
ence in the useof explosives, the fear was
ALL BUT .0.000 RECOVERED
When the explosion took place one of
the masts shot right ont of the water,
and thousands of dead fish came to the
surface Another difficulty, and proba
bly the greatest the divers had to en
counter, was the extreme pressure of the
water at so great a depth, but the gal
lant fellows were most enthusiastic in
their work. and. althongh Captain Ste
vens had been advised to abandon all
hope of recovery of the treasure, he was
sanguine of success directly fine weather
would set in. And his hojtes were soon
realized, for on Nov. 17. after waiting
anxiously and patiently, he had the
pleasure of wiring to London as follows:
'Lambert has got both scuttles open,
and succeeded in sending up first box of
gold." This wa3 glorious news to all
concerned, and especially to Captain
Stevens, who had charge of such a tedi
The saving of the remaining boxes of
gold was now merely a question of op
portunity Dip after dip was made by
Messrs. Lambert and Tester with vari
ous success, and by Dec. 12 they had re
covered between them six boxes, the
lion's 6hare being obtained by Mr. Lam
bert, thus leaving a balance of four boxes
to be raised. In a very short time, con
sidering the unfavorable weather, they
succeeded in sending np three more
boxes, making in all nine boxes, or 90.-
000 out of 100.000.
Unfortunately, the last box could not
oe found, so Captain Stevens and his
plucky divers had to come away without
it. No praise is too great for the man
ner in which Messrs. Lambert and Tester
worked under such an able commander.'
1 have noted these few facts down from
ray dead father's log book. As the treas
ure chest and the gold dollars at the
naval exhibition attract so much atten
tion 1 send you these additional facts.
Pall Mall Budget.
A doctor who was noted for his pre
tences rather than for his cures was
called in to prescribe one day for a man
who was ill, and gave him some medi
cine. The next day bnt one he called to
6ee the patient.
Ilow is he today?" he asked a servant
at the door.
"He's dead, sir that's how he is." 6aid
"He is, eh?" said the doctor indignant
ly. "Well, that's always the way. Peo
ple expect oar medicine to work wonders,
and then they get in a hurry and don't
give it time to prove what it can do."
Mlwlo'S rTi s
I ever wenjt i
win, Jr.. in New York World.
.Eseul.'t iu am! Hi Profession.
iEseulapius. whom Homer calls "the
blameless physician," was the famous
pupil of Chi roii. The glory of liscu
la phis' name is not dimmed as it has
come down to us through the ages.
While his treatment of the sick was
heroic, as was natural in an heroic age.
he did not ignore the virtue of metaphys
ical treatment. To those who suffered
from violent passions he recommended
the perusal of works of poetry, the study
of hvmns and gongs and an attendance
on light comedy.
It has often been said of physicians
that they have two kinds of medicine
one with which to cure the p.itient, the
other to be used when it is desirable that
the cure shall not be effected too quick
ly Esculapins had two kinds, which
he received from Pallas Athene, the
goddess of wisdom. Both were faeh
from the veins of Medusa. That taken
from her left side operated to the de
struction of men. That from the right
6ide brought them health and strength.
Esculapius' medicine even had the
power of bringing the dead to life a
fact which so incensed the gods that
.Esculapius was immediately put to
death by a thunderbolt. The sceptic
Montaigne, referring to this injustice,
sarcastically expresses his surprise that
the patron of the doctors should be sent
to Tartary for restoring men to life, when
6o many of his disciples are pardoned for
performing the opposite feat. Chicago
A '"Queer" Preacher.
Rev. Mr. JIagamore, to whose memory
a slab has been placed in the church at
Catshoge, Leicestershire. England, was
":i little queer." Ii teems that the rev
erend gentleman died in January, ISHQ,
leaving all of his property, valued at
$3,500, to a railroad porter.
This queer old preacher kept one serv
ant of each sex, whom he locked up
every nighL His last employment of an
evening was to go the rounds of his
premises, let loose the dogs and fire off
his gun. He lost his life in a curious
manner. Starting out to let out his
servants the dogs fawned upon him and
threw him into a pond of water. The
servants heard his cries, but being
locked np could not render assistance,
so the old man was drowned.
When the inventory of his property
was taken he was found to be the owner
of 80 gowns, 100 pairs of trousers, 100
pairs of boots, 400 pairs of shoes, 80
wigs (although he had plenty of natu
ral hair), 50 dogs, 96 wagons and carts,
30 wheelbarrows, 249 razors, 80 plows.
50 saddles and 222 pickaxes and shovels.
He surely was "a little queer." St.
Treatment of Face Moles.
A hairy mole which is still growing
should be removed at once, even at the
risk of some injury to the skin. It is
now probably no more than a plexus of
capillary vessels, with only a small sup
ply of conne-tive tissue. There is also a
likelihood that it has not yet involved
the skin. If this be its condition, the
skin over the tumor may be reflected in
flaps, and the tumor itself strangulated
with ligature in one of the usual ways.
The flaps should then be replaced, and
the result will be a minimum of cicatrix
But if the najvus be allowed to grow,
it will become a large, highly vascular,
erectile tumor, probably invading and
involving the skin, liable to profuse
hemorrhage if injured; yet still quite
amenable to treatment, though of a less
simple kind. The modes of treating
nievi are numerous, and are continually
increasing. Herald of Health.
The Romans Invented Horsepower.
The Romans, among whom agriculture
was a highly favored occupation, were
an inventive race, especially in the mat
ter of labor saving machines. Recog
nizing the drudgery of handmills, they
invented those whose motive power was
imparted by asses, mules and oxen, and
introduced them into all the countries
conquered by their victorious armies.
There is no.positive record of the name
of the originator of this improvement in
milling. Detroit Free Press.
Depositor (breathlessly) Is the cashier
Bank Examiner No, he's out. Are
you a depositor?
-Well, you're out, too." New York
Nmt Goodwin' Tint Stage Experience.
Before I ever wen on the stage i used
to take part in anateur affairs in my
mother's parlors in Boston, and I both
ered Charlie Thome to death to get me a
place in some company.
My friends also said they were con
vinced 1 had talents. So finally Thorne
secured me a position in a company then
playing a piece called "A Bottle." Provi
dence was to be the place where 1 made
my debut, and the part assigned me was
the old time gentlemanly villain, who
comes to the village and captures tlie
heart of the rustic beauty.
1 had rehearsed several times and was
sure I knew it all.
The heroine was to rush on with a
tcream and I was to run after her: but
she hadn't rehearsed the scream with
me, so when she dashed on and gave an
unearthly yell it nearly frightened me
1 stubled my toe, feel sprawling and
lost one of my sidewhiskers. 1 couldn't
utter a word, and didn't do so during
the whole performance. They thought
( would gain courage as the piece pro
gressed, but during the third act the or
chestra came in with a few thrilling
bars of music and 1 completely lost my
head, and 1 dashed out of the theater to
find the dewt and take the next train
As 1 entered the cars with makeup on
a black streak ou my cheek from a black
ened eyebrow and my wig at oiii? side
passengers thought 1 was staring mad.
On reaching home 1 rushed in to my
mother, who thought 1 was going to be
a second Booth, begging her not to send
me on the stag" again, but to get me a
position in some store. Nat C. Good
The II. Ac Ih will cross latn with
the Nonpareil at Omaha Sunday.
The largest line of patent med-i
cine.- will be found at IJrown V Bar
Mis Mabel. eldest daughter
of I, I. I'nruh. eaine up fruii her
Kansas home thin nioruiiiir for a I
The II. M. club talk of making
a tour of the state. They are the
champions and TllK II KHALI would
like to see them make the rounds.
Needles, oils and partn for all
kinds of machines can be found at
the Singvr office, corner of Main
and Sixth streets, with II. Uoeck. tf
The Lincoln g-iants are still smart
tug; over the two "defeats they suf
fered at the hands of the i'latts
mouthcluh after they had cleared
out Fremont, Illair and Hastings.
They will appear here aain later in
Tidball A: Fuller, of Weeping
Waterjf sued the Noble Sewinjr
Machine company to-day in the
district court for!?rJl.Vt). They also
impleaded the stockholders as
Cj The fai r.inanajfcinent has suc
ceeded iii" raising- the required
;u no ii nt. and in addition to tht r at
tractions will have two balloon as
censions 13' the successful a ronaut
who was lu re a few davs ajro.
The county clerk w.is notified to
day that the state levy in Cass conn
ty for the eii.-uiiijgyear waso1 4 mills
in.-tend of .1 1-7 mills on last year.
This will make the total levy for all
purposes in this county - l-lo mills
(iraudma Yolk. John llenning-s.
Jr. and Marten Frederick and family
leave on the flyer this afternoon for
IVkiu. Ills., where Mrs. Frederick,
who has been in very poor health
for the past year, expects to take
treatment. Til Ii Hi:k'AT.I hopes
Mrs. FVederick's etforts to regain
her health may prove entirely suc
cessful. Henry McMaken isCirandpa agiiii
and he says the boy which was
born at his house yesterday is al-
ready named Ilenjamin Harrison
Recce. As the father, Harry Reece.
is a devout follower of Grover
Cleveland we fear there will he a
slight tumult in the family circle
when Ilarrj-. who is now at North
Platte, learn the name of his young;
A. P. Horn, the old gentleman
who died at the poorhou e the
other day, had quite a history. He
was a sailor during; his younger
days and was employed on the
Niagara, the boat that laid the first
Atlanf iccable. After thecable broke
the Great Kastern completed the
work and the Niagara was used as
a coaling- vessel. Mr. Horn was
present with Cyrus Field wl e 1 the
tirst message was sent across water.
After a long term of service on the
water Mr. Horn drifted west and for
several years made his home with
Clarence Mayfiehl. His eyesight
imally failed entirely and he was
taken care of bv the county and
died in the poorhouse, having no
relatives that he knew of. It was
rather an iinevedtful ending of an
IlEKKNI )KEX-Coi'HKA.- At the of
fice of the county judge, at Platts
niouth Nebraska. July Hist 1831, at
11 o.elock a. m. Mr. Albert J. Heren
deen and Miss Mar3" C Cochran
were united in the holy bonds of
matrimony Judge Ramsey officiat
ing. ONLY ONE.
There has been but one new
Summer drink brought out this
season- It is Cherry Phosphate
and is dispensed from Brown Ac
Harretts fountain. tf
The Secret of Bis Tower.
In a recent book of memoirs we find
this entertaining glimpse of Lord Nor
manby and his theory of the influence of
the splendors of masculine dress upon the
female sex: "Meeting him one day at
dinner at Fulham the subject of women's
appreciation of aristocratic simplicity
came up. The ladies of course de
clared that there was nothing they ad
mired so much. After listening for some
time. Lord Normanby said: '1 totally
disagree with you; I believe that women
have no appreciation of simplicity in
dress, nor in anything else. 1 believe
that the more a man bedizens himself
with velvet, satin, gold chains, rings on
his fingers and varnished boots, the more
they admire him.
" 'For example, for seven -ears I carried
a cane which I felt was a degradation to
me. It was a brown cane; the poire
(upper part) was made entirely of tur
quoises; it was a inost disreputable cane.
It was given to ine. So long as I car
ried that cane I was all powerful. Every
woman succumbed the moment she saw
that cane, they felt there was wealth,
splendor, etc. I lost it. From that
hour my power ceased, and I have never
regained it.' "
Commend the Good Points.
There was a girl a few months ago
who seemed to be made a new person by
just changing eer school, although the
school she left was. upon the whole, a
very good one, but her old teacher, a
strict and conscientious lady, could uot
be at all indulgent toward the faults and
defects of this particular girL
The new teacher inire with them easily,
and thus soon discovered the good quali
ties hitherto concealed. From being
constantly reproved, the girl found her
self valued, liked, commended, and it
made a new girl of her. Like the man
of Frederick Douglass, whose boots were
blacked, eh- felt that she must avoid her
Almost any observant and experienced
teacher can call to mind similar in
stances, where the acquisition of a
reasonable self love seemed to lift an an
leasing character out of the mire of
low propensities and offensive habits.
When you take (Quality and 3Iake in Consideration ymi Can not
liny Cheaper anj Place in Hie World than r
The Only One Price Oiothier in Cass Go.
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3TOB. THE -LEAST 02TE"T.
Opera House Corner
Vo 1 3 :M a. m No 2 6 :05 p. m
" 3 5:45 p. in " 4 10:30 a.
5, 9 i'5 a. in. " 7 ;44 p. m
' T. ' -15 a. in. " 1(1 9 :48 a. m.
9, 6:25 p.m. " 12 10:14 a. m
11. 5 :25 p. in. " 20 8 :30 a. m
l! 11 :05 a. in.
KNIGHTS OF l'YTHIA? Gauntlet Lodge
no. 47 Mietf every Wednesday evening
at their h-Al lu Pannele & Craig block, All vin
itinu knights are cordially invited to attend
C. C. Maishall. C. C. ; tin Dovey, K. K. S.
YOUNG MEN'S t'HKISTION ASSOCIATION
Waterman block. Main Street. Kooms
open from 8 :30 a in to 8 :'j0 p mj For men only
Gospel meeting every Sunday atternoon at 4
W Anted An active, relioble man salary -7C
to $80 monthly, with increase, to represent
In hi? own section a responsible New York
Mouse. Keferences. mamkactikkk, Lock
Box 1585, New York.
CASS LODGE. No. 14. I. O. O. F. meets ev
ery Tuesday night at their hall in Fitzgeiald
block. All Odd Fellows are cordially invited
to attend when visiting in the city.
T. K. Williams. N. G.
J. W, BRiDCK.Sec.
PLACKS OK WORSHIP.
Catholic. St. Paul's Church. Oak. between
Fifth and Sixth. Father Carney, Pastor
Services : Mass at 8 and 10 :30 a. .m. Sunday
School at 2 :30, with benediction.
Christian. Corner Locust and Eighth Sts.
Services morning and evening. Elder J. K.
Keed. pastor. Sunday Scliool 10 a. si.
EPisrorAL. St. Luke's Church, corner Third
and Vine. Kev. 11 I!. Burgess, pastor. Ser
vices : 11 A. m. ad 7 ::J0 p. m . Sunday School
at 2 :30 P. M.
German Mkthodist. Corner Sixth St and
Granite. Kev. Hirt. Pastor. Services : 11 a.m.
and 7 :30 P. M. Sunday School 10 :30 a i.
Pkksbytkriak. Services in new church. cor
ner Sixth and Granite sts. Kev. J . T. Baird,
pastor. Sundav-scnool at 9 ;30 ; Preaching
at 11 a. m. and 8 p. in.
The V. K. S. C. E of this church meets eveiy
Sabbath evening at 7 :15 in the basement of
theehucrh. All are fnvited to attend these
First Methodist. Sixth St.. betwen Main
and Pearl. Kev. J. I). M Buckner. pastor.
Services : 11 a. .m.. s :0n p. w. Sunday Scliool
9 :: a. m. Prayer uieetirg Wednesday even
ing. German Pkwsrytf.kian. Corner Main and
Ninth. Kev. V ltte, paster. Services : usual
hours. Sunday school 9 :30 A. m.
Swf.edish CONiKF;ATlNAL. Granite, be
tween Fifth and sixth.
Colore Baptist. Mt. Olive, Oak. between
Tenth and Eleventh. Kev. A. Koswell. pas
tor. Services lla. in. and 7 :30 p. m. Prayer
meeting Wednesday evening.
YotTfo Men's Christian Association
Kooms in W atermau block. Main street. Gos
pel meeting, for men only, every Sunday af
ternoon at 4 o'clock. Koonie open week daya
from 8:30 a. in., to 9 : 30 p. m.
South Park Tabernacle. Kev. J. M.
Wood, Pastor. Services : Sunday Scliool.
lo a. m. : Preaching, lla. m. and 8 p. in. ;
prayer meeting Tuesday night ; ehoir prac
tice Fridav night. All are w elcome.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for Cute
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum. Fever
Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains,
Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and posi
tively cures PjIp6. or i... ;iy required.
It is guaranteed to give satisfaction, or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per box.
For sale by F. G. Fricke & Co.
Re funded if
or as Represented
ARE . YOU - GOING -
Remember that R. (). Castle & Co have an immem-e stock of
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And Una mi! tee Satisfaction in all Things
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jTjAWSON & PEARCE
Carry a Full Line of
FINE MILLENARY AND CHIL
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ROOM 2. R.LKV BLOCK.
OF PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA
Paid up capital g5n. .oo
Offers the very tet facilities for the promp
transaction of Ultimate
Stock, bonds, gold, government and local se
euritiee bought and sold. Ueposits receiveti
and interest allowed on the certificate
Drafts drawn, available in any part of the
United States and all the principal tewne ot
collections madk and promptly remit
f Highest market price paid for County War
rants, state am i ouuij uouaa.
John Fitzgerald D. Hawkewortb
Sam Waugh. F. E. White
ieorge E. Dovey
iobn Fitzgerald. S. Waugh.
Potted strawberry plants of
choice varieties will be on sale at
Lew Moore's by July 15th. Plants
put out now will insure a bis; crop
next year. d&wtf
Goods Found no t
TO - BUILD - THERE?
PLATTSMOCTII - NKHKAHKA '
Odyital stock paid iu gso o C
Authorized Capital, $100,000.
f HANK CAKKUTII. JOS. A. CONNOR,
W. U. CU8HING. Cashier.
frank Carrutb J. A. Connor, F. R. Guthmmu
I. W. Johnson, Henry Bck, John O'Keefe
W. D. Merriam, Wm. Wetencaxnp, W.
TRANSACTS GENERAL BANKING BUSiKES
Hues ceJtiBcatet of deposits bearing Interest
Buvs and sells exchange, county and
city ..( u
13 a alx o f C a s s Co tuity
Cor Main aud Fifth street.
Paid up capital ?. 00ft
0. H. Paniele President
Fred (Jorder Vice Preid9nt
J. M. Patterson Casbeir
T. M. Patterson. Asst Cashier
0. H. Pannele. J. M. Patterson, Fred Gorde
A, B. Smith. K. B. Windham. H. 8. Ramsey aiA
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deposits and prompt artentiongiven to all bus
iness entrusted to its care.
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