The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19??, December 04, 1891, Image 4

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DIAMONDS, WATCHES, JEWELRY, SOLID SILVER AND SILYERPLATED WARE, GLOGKS, OPTICAL GOODS, Elf I
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Wo would call epacial attention to our Watch, atoek -arhiftH 4 i ti A xLJ
. -y- tomvui' uwwKiii xoxais UlTV cased, in. Qi
yiuofti Silver and nickel. Wowouldalso ca.l your attention to our otock of SilrmT, 4 t. ' , -7h
otn. Staplo and fancy cod3f Rememoor tfcio is no old chop worn or shoddy stools but tho namo class of 7od7Carrutif
Son Has always carried :r. stcck and every article sold at auction is guaranteed by them same as if cold at private al$j 'r
Tuy such goods at your own prices i an opportunity that is offered hut once in a life time and every one should take adK '
"tags of it at once.
- - fjEM.EM.BEfj - TtE - PLACE. - -
SALEb DAILY AT 2:00 O'CLOCK AND 730 O'CLOCK P.
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JEWELRY STORE
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRfl
Colonel J. r.TLmoi, of Chicago, -will CorLd.-u.ct tlio Solo.
A FIGHT TO TIIE DEATH.
A FIERCE AND BLOODY KNIFE DUEL
IN A MOUNTAIN TOWN.
It Was tha Culmlnatloa of a Long Slaad
lag Faud, aad TC.i ProrlpltaUd by
Cur Uug-Haoenlaary Kcsulu of Ca-
brldlrd FvrorUy.
It was Saturday arid "trading day."
and the little mountain town was filled
with scores of Loth white ami colored
p-ople from up and down the valley.
There was considerable drinking, but
everybody seemed good natured to me.
I could not see the !ighte-t sign of un
easiness, but by aud by thcaptain ca..ie
to me as I stood in Trout of the postofiics
ami Maid:
"Look minify like thar waa gwlns
to lie Uoodih d yerel''
"Why, everybody seems peaceful and
serene, so far n I can fee."
"Yo' d'-an' know these folks. See that
yrw giub-riu over by tlie hamee thoji?
That's the Jack -on rrowd. y-e that
Otlier gallicriu over by the drug (tore?
Tbat' the 15,-rry crowd. They're jit
eyin eai !i ot'tir ii';e two bulldogs, and
leetie mo' wnisKy li bring on a fout,"
"Is then- m:y U-Aw ltween the two
twdhT I ak d.
"Powerful l,i.d. I dun goe4 cl'ar back
to the wah. The Jurkaoua waa Union
and ttie iVrry'M Wi C4,ufel. Thar waa
honsehuriiiu and riihbin and ahootin,
and they Wn for t. Ifa the fust time
tho two crowd- l.t-v bir, in Ujwn together
fur iiiort'ii a y'ur, aud I doan Uke the
looks of thinn."
"Can't th-j officer of the law keep
theta tj;iii:tr
"Om. en of the law! Why, man, U
tliein crowd were to break loone fifty
ofQccraof the law couldn't Irevent blood
hedr The leaders of the resjctive factiona
were wen who must have been mere boyt
when the war broke out Each bad
About a dozen adherents, who were all
more or I.-mi tlu.-ly related.
UoW Till: JlullT KTARTED.
They did not ei ru at all aiixioni for a
conflict mid miiflit have gone their ways
without a blow but for the action of a
dojr. He waa a mean lookinfc cur an I
belonged to the Jwknona. In wander
ing; around he it iulo the Berry crowd
and one of ire i.n-n uliced about ait
Inchon of hi- t .1 oir. The dog rushed
back to Li master, while the Berry
crowd nKK-'.'.i ii.s, yelps of pain and
right
All of r''h'i u KU ve Jackson stepped
to the ini.M!.- of the ktrift, flung down
bis hat and k'wut' d:
"Tom r- iT.v. t-t yo' hain't coward,
come out y-re and fitfht mer
The challi-ii.'n wae insUntly accepted
nd with.ii h.sty atx'ou.ls a ring wa
formed iiii.i CJJ people were looking on.
The men were jm-lly evenly matched as
to height r;ii weight and age. It wm
not to b" a lmttlo with flats, bnt With I
Jong, keen hunting kuivee, and you could '
tell at a glance that it was to be a fight
to the death. At firtt there was much
jostling aud moving about, accompanied
by shunts of encouragement to the men,
out after a few moments it waa quiet
painfully quiet I think there were at
leant thirty women among the onlookers
and fully that numlier of boys and girls
from ten to eighteen years of age.
BOTH lilEU.STS KIIXED.
It was the firi-t and only time I ever
saw men fight with knives, and it was a
horrible thing to see. As soon as their
friend fell back they rushed upon each
other with tiie greaU-t fury. Etch
griped the other with bin I. ft liurul ss nil
Uhlwd aud thrust, and earh wok
wounded four or five times Wr t.
broke loowe. Not a Person in the prow,!
spoke above a whUoer. Evtrv v f..l.
lowed the men as they f.inted and
dodged like prize fighters, and men and
women shivered and gaxjied for breath
as one or the other of the kuives drank
blooL
The road was drv. but wiilmnt .lnt
Prenently it was dyed with blood. The
men slioned a little now an.l u.-n ..
they dodged about. Blood ran nfF thMr
finger tips, down their less. I tremJ.lo
likealeaf. I felt ahorrilildi(fi:j n,l
yet I could not move away. I felt I
muni ne me end.
When the fiVbt hail Uuil
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ail hour, aud one man bad eight cubs
and the other tiina iu ...l.l.l-
chuthed each other, as at first Neitlier
uiierea a ctieer, curse or groan.
Thev stool snuum nn tn K n,V..
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auu oacseu aou cni aca thrust until
both sank down from sheer weakness.
Jackson died within fan mlnnW- Pn,
lived about thirty. The one bad thirty
three wonnds, the other twenty-eight
As they were picked up ty their friends
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mi., uurieu mio me urug store to breathe
their last, the hogs ninmng about the
village came and disputed with the
dozeo doirs over rxuuu-iiaion iJ th i.i,
pools. Detroit Free Press.
A Beard l( Ikhsal tapper.
A teacher in a larce bnanlinv x-hnni
for young ladies used to jest over a pupil
wnoee appetite at table caused her ne gh
bors serious alarm. It was the custom
to have hot raised biscnita twi a a,V
for snpper. and this irirl. aftr jufinv m.
one evening, gave her teacher and doctor
a very baa night indeed. It never seemed
to enter anybody's head that hot yeast
biscuit was the food above all others to
cause moroia appetite And bilious at
tacks. Yet Uie supper of hot biscuit
and cheese with honey or preserves is one
of the institutions of boarding schools,
and worse fare for growing girls it would
be hard to find. Slurley Dare's Letter.
Some Fataona Ecbaas.
There is a famous echo on the Rhine
between Coblents and Biniren. which r.
peats a word seventeen times, while in I
uie sepuieuer or Aletella, the wife of
Hulls, in the Roiavtn umnimi t)..r u
an echo which repeats five times in dif
ferent keys, and will also give back with
diftinctneHS a hexameter line which rs-
i quires two and a half seconds to utter.
Brewster mentions an echo on the north
siu of Shf pley chuih, iu Hiiistex, Eng.
land, which repeats twenty-cue svllahle.
i Brooklyn Eagle.
NOTES ABOUT WEATHER VANES.
Carved Wodca Vanas Wrat Oul with
flgarrka'xU la fchlps.
I When the Phusnician sailor stuck
needle through theteiu of a feather and
held it out In the wiud. he invented the
first weather vane, or feather vane. He
was nearly equaled by the Indian boy,
who was taught to mowt-n bis finger in
bis month and to hold that finger aloft
In the air. When that finger grew cold
on a certain side the Indian chil l knew
that the wind came from that particular
direction. The Pluimiciaiis, however,
were probably the first of all civilizi d
peoples to pUt the vane of feather into
practical uw.
j Since those early days weather vr.nes
have been used in every form and by all
riu-os. Mod-rn vanes in thWr present
sliajies were fir-f maila of wo. )..y
traveling carvers and later of cop; r
by tinkers and smiths. They were uw-d
on jxiles, churches, public building!!.
i hips and were placed on rocky points i f
land alonir the aiailior Th?y ar? n:. tf
made in every conceivable design and
pattern. Horses, cows, deer. t-lcH,
shijis, roosters aud even pigs are ham.
mered out In copper and used totegintrr
the direction of the wind.
The newer vanes have rain ctijis at
tached for catching water dining a
storm. The amount of water that U'j
is measured by the square inch in a tulm
under the vane. Wind gauges also are
st:acheiL These indicate the sjieed of
the wind. The giugea are small cups
hung sideways to the vane. The wind
blows them around in a circle and the
revolutions are registered by electricity.
Nearly all the large weather vanes In
town are connected with dials in the
buildings below.
Ths dial is round, like the face of
clock, lettered like compass, and a re
volving band shows the action of the
wind on the vane overhead. Vanea are
no lesgrr set in sockets, as it la nearly
Impossible to keep them properly oiled.
They are bung loosely, like a cap on a
pivot, and the hollow stern of the vane
hangs over the head of ths pivot, cover
ing it from rain and rust
One of the largest vanes sver seen in
New York was placed on the postofflc
about fifteen years ago. It was so Urge
that it was considered Unsafe and was
taken down. A good drawing of it is
still in existence. The arrow, scroll and
banneret seem to be the favorite shapes
in vanes at present The fence jumping
hore and the plow are yet found on the
grounds where country fairs art held,
but they are not in great demand. The
tobacco le.f j, fonn(i Lu,,,,!, j the
south and in Connecticut The spread
eagla and running deer are wind signs
in the western states, the doer more par
ticularly in Canada. Malt barrels in
copper are placed on breweries through
out ths country Jiew Vork Recorder.
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TO CLOSE B CJYJERB
HEAR IX MIXD THAT
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CA.1T SAVE YOU 2wl OZtTB'Y"
i 'OVERCOATS Mil SUITS,
FOR IvIEIST AND BOTTS
FOR LESS MOM-Y THAN EVER HEARD OP BEFORE
Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Trunks, etc- at Jobbers Prices
" It will pay you to come fifty miles to trade with
TOE
Wbo will khow you better untie, quality and for lens money than j.u can
buy west of Chicago.
A CHILD CAN I5UV AS CHEAP AS A MAN
JOB Hac On.l3r Ono -Frioo,
NO TROUBLE TO SHOW GOODS.
OPERA HOUSE CORNER, PLATTSMOUTH.