The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19??, February 16, 1892, Image 4

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The i lattsmoutb r Hsrall'
National Convention Delegates
Ah the date for holding the repub
lican national convention ap
proaches interest in the great event
naturally increases.
The national republican conven
tion will meet in Minneapolis on
Tuesday, June 7, for the purpose of
nominating candidates for presi
ilent and vice president.
The call issued by the national
committee last November states
that each Htate will he entitled to
four delegates at large and for
each representative in congress two
This will give Nebraska sixteen
delegates in the convention. The
method of selecting these delegates j
is also provided for in the class
issued bv the committee. Thedelc-
irnteH to be selected from each con-
gressional district shall be chosen
at the conventions called by the'
congressional committees in IIiom-
congressional districts and the del- ,
cgates at large from each state
tdiall be chosen by state conven
tions convened for that partictdar
purpose, llie state conventions
called for this purpose must be
called not less than thirty days
prior to the national convention,
and not less than twenty days, pub
lie notice must be given of these
The republicans of Nebraska are
already making the necessary pre
paration lor the national conven
tion. Four of the six congressional
committees have already called
their district conventions and the
other two will probably come into
line very soon. Kach of the six
congressional districts will choose
two delegates and the state conveu-
tion will elect four, making a dele-
gation of sixteen. This is a gain of
six over the delegation of four years
The tate central committee will
meet February 20 at the Millard to
decide upon the basis of represen
tation in the state convention.
There is a difference of opinion as
to what state vote shall be taken as
a basis of representation. Sotneare
in favor of taking the vote on
Judge Post, others on Mr.' Marple
for regent, and others will insist on
going back to the vote on Attorney
General Hastings in 18' J. In other
states the usaere has been to take
the vote of president at the last
presidential election. The vote for
Harrison in 1888 would come nearer
indicating the republican senti
ment on national issues than the
vote for state officers, which has a
large amount of personality and
local prejudice in it.
Sent to the Poor House.
Kdward Jensen, a Dane about 40
years old, from Manley this county
was last night sent to the poor
house, . The unfortunate man has a
white swelling on his right leg,
and is in such a condition that he
is helpless. His friends at Manley
made up a purse and sent him to
Omaha, but there they refused to
accept him and referred him back
to this county. He then went to
Lincoln but meet with the same re
sults. He arrived in this city last
evening on the flyer made applica
tion anu was taKen to tne poor
A gang of swindlers have been
operating quite extensively among
the farmers of Johnson county, of
late. Their plans is to sell articles
of general merchandise at a very
low price taking therefor the note
of the buyerl The purchaser looks
expectantly for the goods, but they
never arrive, and upon investiga
tion he finds that the notes have
been sold, and the public benefac
tor has skipped to parts unknown
It is high time that our farmers
were learning to purchase goods of
home-dealers, and not encourage aS ai a great expense to the citi-1 after perfection in singing and un
these sneak-fakes in their nefarious zens of that city, was going fo be J der her no one could fail to make
Rush &. Pickett's Burlesque Co.
The Paris Gaiety Girls' Burlesque
company is giving an enjoyable
performance at the People's. The
nagement was inaugurated last
evening under favorable auspices.
"The bill abounds in vaudeville
features, burlesque ami extrava
ganza, varied and amusing. - Mil
waukee Evening Wisconsin.
Don't fail to see this company at
the opera house next Thursday
night. Prices, '.i. and 75 cents.
Bound for Columbus.
The Plattsmouth delegation to
the G. A. R- encampment held in J
Columbus. Nebraska. IVbruary
JStli, 19th ami 20th left this morning-
Following are those who went:
Assistant OuarterMaster General
Streight and wife. Mr. and Mrs.
Tartsch, Mr. ami Mrs. 11. C. Mc
Maken, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Carrigan.
2Ir.and Mrs. M. A. Dixon and Ceo.
Wall paper!
1 A Co's.
wall paper! at tiering
ILC. Smith went
morning on fvo. 5,
. C. K. Vescott left this morning
for Sioux City, Iowa.
Mrs. W. N. McLennan went to
Omaha this morning on No. 5.
Henry Weckbach and Wm. Web
er went to Omaha this morning.
Joe Klein and A. W. White went
to Omaha thin morning on No. 5.
W. A. Hoeck. the sloe man, was
a passenger for Omaha this morn
ing. .Mr. and Mrs. K. G. Vauatta left on
No. 5 this morning for York, Ne
braska. Mrs. Joe llawksworth departed
for her home in McCook this morn
ing. It. A. McKlvvain and Steve Buzel
were passengers for Omaha this
Frank Courscy, superintendent of
t le
water works, was a passenger
"r Omaha this .iiornuig.
Oswald Guthman was on the
streets the first time to-day since lie
hurt his foot some three weeks ago.
Mrs. Snodgrass, of Pennsylvania,
who has been visiting wi:h her
brothers, Anderson and James
Root of Murray, deparied for her
home this morning.
Mrs. Harry Holconib arrived in
the city last evening and will here
after make her home here. Mr.
Holcomb is one of Yardmaster Cas-
sidy's most efficient switchmen.
To Rent. I
WANTED A desirable house of i
six or eiirht rooms, in a desirable
location. Knquire at this pflice.
World's Fair Notes.
Regulations for exhibitors in the
several departments of the exposi
tion have been issued and can be
obtained 'jy all intending exhibi
tors by applying for them, either in
person or by mail.
Queen Margaret of Italy has
promised to loan her famous col
lection of rare laces for exhibition
at the fair.
Cevlon will conduct a tea house
on Midway Plaisance.
Iowa, in its exhibit at the exposi
tion, will show the various forms in
which corn products are useful as
food, and also the processes of their
The enormous steel trusses to
sustain the roof of the manufac
tures buildinsr are about to be
erected. These trusses are the
largest ever made for architectural
purposes, ihey span dos teet ana
rse to a height or li teet. tne
contract for them calls for about
$ieo,c: )
II. Gloster Armstrong, of London,
is in Chicago, making application
for space upon which to show a re
production of the Tower of London,
or rather the most interesting por
tions of it, such as the "White
Tower," "Beaucham'p Tower," flraon " "TfoJlni-o1 Ha4a " air-
He represents a company willing
to expend $250,. "3 in the enterprise.
The society for the promotion of
physical culture and correct dress
has applied for nineteen hundred
square teet ot lloor space in the
woman's buildiug to make an ex
hibit. The exhibition by the socie
ty will by means of statuary, photo
graphs, pictures, and cases con
taining costumes. The applica
tion says as the aims of the society
are educational it would prefer not
oeing ciasseu wmi reiorms or
nuon s catarrn remedy a pos-
mve cure tatarrh, .Diphtheria and
Canker mouth. lor sale by t. .
Fricke & Co.
Trouble at Weeping Water.
The citizens of Weeping Water
are greatly stirred up over the
rumor mat tne iooie sewintr
machine and manufacturing plant
that was located there three years
moved to another place for the pur
pose of raising another bonus
The factory lias been closed for
some time on a chattel mortgage
bid in by the company. Weeping
Water people have investsd many
nousanus ot dollars in this factory
anu win no uouni invest many
more before the' will permit its re
moval, as the company guaranteed
to run the same for twenty years if
1 Ml . 1 . A
the citizens would donate thirty
acres ot land and erect the build
ing, which they did. From present
indications and the broad asser
tions of many who have invested
heavily in the concern, there will
be a big suit before the machinery
is taken. There is strong hope that
a com pa 113' at Lincoln will succeed
in purchasing the plant, and if so
they agree to resume operations at
Weeping Water.
Going to Hastings.
March I will move 1113- stock of
hardware to Hastings. Aeb.. ami to
avoid moving will sell an- goods
I have at prices never before heard
of. Conn earl' and avoid the rush,
tf j. Finley Johnson.
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The Net raska City Water
Works Have Been Sold.
OLher Nab aska News of Interest
Fox Pleads Guilty A man
Takes a Dose cf Morphine
At Fremont
Sold the Waterworks.
Nebraska City, Niiu., Feb. 15.
The Nebraska City waterworks,
which have been in litigatioti for
8 tine time pas!, were sold under
decree of court this morning. Re
presentative f eastern capital
were present and the biding was
spirited. S.a'-tiiig at $07 .CCD, they
were iitially kn eked down to K.
Kllery Anderson for $151, OCX). Mr.
Anderson is a well known eastern
politician and says exte isive ini
proveinents will at once be made in
tlie plant.
t xpenmentud With Success.
Beatrice, Nl-r.., Feb. 15 George
Greer, living two miles north of
this city, has just produced forty
gallons of excellent maple syrup ,
from a soit maple tree grown on '
his place. The syrup possesses to
a marked degree that genuine
j maple
j maple
flavor known only to the
tree product. This, is be-
lieved. is the largest quantity of
maple syrup ever manufactured
in Gage county from one farm, !
though smaller quantities have
been made in years pasi from
maple trees grown in the county.
The success of Mr. Greer's experi
ment is interesting from the fact
that it opens up another possibility
lor the wonderful productiveness
of Nebraska soil.
Preparing for the Contest.
Ashland, Ned., Feb. 15. The
literary society of the high school
is making extensive arrangements
for the second oratorical contest
with the literary society of the
.Wahoo schools to be held in this
cit3' Macrh IS. Both schools are
working hard and the contest will
be close and
Professor Rakestraw takes Charge.
N'iCRASKA City, Neb., Feb. 15.
Professor C. D. Rakestraw took
charge of the asylum for the blind
this morning, vice Processor Par
malee. Mr. Rakestraw wUl make
but few changes in instructors at
the institution.
Plead not Guilty.
South Omaha, Neb., Feb. 15
Nathan Fox, the man who mur
dered his wife and attempted to
fate his own, was arraigned before
Judge Davis Saturday and plead
not guilty. His attorney made ap
plication for leave to take deposi
tions of witnesses, which was
granted. Fox was then remanded to
await trial.
Took Morphine.
Fremont, Neb., Feb. 15. Billy
'Williams, alias Bill Wilson, took a
dose of morphine last night. Wil
son had become infatuated with
one of the soiled doves of the "bad
lands" and the course of their love
not running smooth, he sought to
Sleepness night made miserable
by that terrible caugh Shilohs rem
edy is the cure for you, by F. G
Frick. and O II Snyder. 2
A very "commendable movement
is on foot toward the organization
of a city musical society. Our best
musicians and singers are interest
ed in the project and The Herald
would be pleased to note the suc
cess of the same. Mrs. S. E. Clapp,
the well known and accomplished
instructress in vocal culture, of
Omaha, has been invited to take
charge of a large class of aspirants
improvement in the profession. A
meeting for organization is called
for Thursday evening at the M E,
church when the society will be or-
ganizated with a charter member-
ship of over fifty singers.
Patti's Engagement Cancelled
From this morning's Omaha Bee,
The Herald learns that the en
gagement for the appearance of
Madame Adelina Patti next Satur-
dajr night has been cancelled. Af
ter a visit to the Colesiuni the ad
vance agent ueoueu tnat it was
wholly unsuited for the proposed
entertainment, particular!' the act
from an opera. Negotiations are
pending for the use of the Bo-d.but
with no assurance of success. This
will be a disappointment to several
Plattsmouth people who had in
tended to hear her Saturda even
ing. SALESMEN. Energetic men
wanted. Free prepaid outfit. One
of our agents has earned over $20.
000 in five j'ears.
P. O. Box 1.T7I. New York.
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Life's. Dread, Destroyer. Caste . a
Gloom Over Cass County: '
Only two short weeks ago THE
II .EKALi) made mention of. the fact
that Hon S. I. K;rkpalrick, one of
Cass county's most prominent citi
zens, was visiting with friends in
this city. Hut now THE IlEKALD is
called upon to chronicle an event
that casts a gloom over the entire
county. Word was brought to the
city this morning announcing that
the I Ion. S. M. Kirkpatrick had
j passed quietly away at his home in
Nehi.vka at an early hour this
Mr. Kirkpatrick came to Nebraska
in 1ST)U; was eleeied a member of
the lirst legislature held in
Nebraska and was a member of the
con tiiiuioiial convention held in
The deceased was about 77 years
old and died from the effects of a
cold, superinduced by la gribpe.
i he luneral will occur to-morrow
from the lesidencein Nehawka, at
1 o'clock.
It will pay you to. go to Drown
& Barrett's and see those handsome
oil paintings by our local artist,
Peter K'lingson. They will be sent
to Omaha in a few days.
County Court.
The lilite Works vs. Reed Bros.
Co. Suit on account for $155.76.
( Default of defendant and judgment
. for plaintiff.
F. S. White vs. Mrs. M. S. Ward.
Suit on account for $17.53. Answer,
February 10, 10 a. in.
j Francis McCourt vs. John Rob
i bins et al. Suit on account for
j $o4.35. Answer, February 15, 10 a. m.
j J. M. Carter vs. B. A. Gibson.
'. Suit in injunction. Restraining
order granted.
Kdward A. Sackett vs. Walter A.
Cole et al. Suit on judgment for
$430.38. Answer, March 7.
Storj' & Her vs. Gus Nordville et
al; suit on note for $402. Answer
March 7.
Amos G. Street vs.Reed Bros &Co.
suit for work and labor in the sum
of $539.16. Set for trial Feb. 17th at
10 a m.
In the matter of he estate of
James M. Wiles deceased. Hearing
on peiition for appointment of
Themas L. Wiles administrator
Marsh 7 at 10 a. m.
In the ma'tter of the guardianship
of Lydia M. Austin, minor child of
Joseph H. Austin deceased. Peti
tion for appoinment of Elviu M.
Austin guardian.
Julius Pepperberg vs Michael S.
Ryan; suit on account for $233.65
Answer march 7th.
The State of Nebraska vs. George
T. Dufiield; complained for larceny
of a watch. Trial to court, found
guilty and sentenced to State In
dustrial school for juvenille of
A. C. Bead vs. E. L. Reed et al; ac
tion in injunction. Restraining
order granted.
Milton D. Polk vs Wm. Neville
suit on account. Trial to court, ar
gued and submitted.
Selwain Kinkaed vs Singer Manu
Licturintr Co.: suit on attachment
Hearing Feb 21th at 2 p. m.
Go to Gering & Co. for your pre
scription work. tt
Take your prescriptions to Brown
& Barrett s to be tilled. tr
Remember the base ball meeting
at the council chamber to-night.
The finest and most complete line
of wall pjiper at Gering & Co. tf
John Hanrahan will arrive from
Cheyenne to-night to attend the
funeral of his brother.
A marriage license was issued to
day to two prominent young pcoj
pie of Union, Mr. f. S. Pittman and
Miss Maggie Eikeubary.
Benj. Elson will remove his stock
of clothing from his present loca
tion to the Wettenka tnp block, form
erly occupied by the racket store;
r Mr.' Hubert Janda and Miss Mary
Dohat, two prominent young' peo
ple living in Bohemian town, were
married this morning at the Catho
lic church.
; G. W. O'Neal of Pacific Junction
lost a purse containing $50 in gold
while changing cars in Omaha
yesterday at the corner of Four
teenth and Douglas streets.
Sheriff Tighe left this morning
for Lincoln with Mrs. John Briton
who had recently been judged in
sane by the insanity board, The
sheriff's wife accompanied them.
Judge Crites of Chadron was the
guast of Judge Ramsey over night
and departed on the 2 o'clock
freight for Omaha to attend the
banquet to be tendered Governor
Bod to-night.
The readers of The Herald will
at once recognize in Joe Bruhl, a
well known railroad emploj-ee, who
has held good positions in various
lines of road work, has bjr his exem
plary conduct and meritorious ser
vice worked up to, and deserved the
promotion, fiom switchman to fire
man, waich occurrcl l.iet week
Joe is said to be the happiest man
Base ball meeting tolrtJihtil Z
Your presence Is requeued at ihev
meeting ot trie council chamber tills
even'.iig at S o'ciock. .
W. A. Cleghorn, a prominent
bus'ness man of Louisville, was in
the c.:y to-day. . .;. ' . '; c
Go to the doctor andf get . a pre
scription; then go to 'Brown & Bar
rel's and get it tilled, tf' -
The funeral of Tom Hanrahan,
who died yesterday of lung fever,
will occur to-morrow at 10 o'clock
from the Ca.'holic church. FYiends
of the family are cordially invited.
All are invited to attend he leap
3-ear dancing pariy at Rockwood
hall February 29, under the aus
pices cf SJ. Agnes Guild. Dance
tickets, $1; oysiers, 50 cents; admis
sion, to those not holding dance
tickets, 25 cents. Tickets on sale at
Gering's d'-ug store.
It was on an elect ric car. hound from
IIar anl square l l!u.iuii. lie was a
buseeptthle Harvard student, tdie as
pretty a irl as yon could wish to see.
lie wore an innr aculate white scarf
and was ami cd like a lily of the field.'
She had brown eyes that extended hack
to her soul, and she knew how to use
them. She left the car at the central
gate of the Common, and he sighed
and watched her through the ear win
dow until she was out of sight.
An hour later he was strolling
through West street viewing the shop
pers with a critical eye. Suddenly,
from the mysterious interior of a dry
goods store, a bundle in her h nid, her
cheeks Hushed with the ardor of the
chase, she came forth, fairer than be
fore. And underneath the immacu
late scarf he felt a joyous commotion.
At 1 o'clock he was at the Adams
House, and, as in duty hound, made a
cursory examination of the ladies' (lin
ing room. He had inspected scarcely
half the tables when his heart stopped,
and his eye was riveted. Just under
neath a mirror she sat, divested of her
wraps, and nothing short of ravishing.
"It is fate," said he, and stared at
her until there was danger of the head
waiter calling the police.
At 4 o'clock he was hurrying up
Tremont street in the overture of a
threatening rain storm, hound for i'ark
square. In front of the Tremont
Theatre lie thought of his immaculate
scarf and line raiment, and sought
shelter in a doorway.
Another moment and the world
around him grew misty. She stood
beside him. her skirts in hand and de
spair in her face, without mackintosh
or umbrella to shield her from the
He glanced at her a moment, rolled
up his $12 trousers and departed on a
run. A few doors down the street was
a furnishing store. He dashed into it.
"Give me an umbrella, quick," he
"Here is one," said the clerk, "t.SO,
genuine natural wood and "
"Hang the wood," said he.
He dived into his pocket. A $2 bill,
two ones ami 15 cents in c hange.
"Call it $4.45. It's all I've got."
"All right," said the clerk.
He threw down the money and rushed
back to the doorway.
She was gone.
Then he raised his umbrella and'start
ed to walk to Cambridge. Boston
The Lawyer's Ghost,
A lawyer and a bishop (perhaps the
bishop should come first) were talk
ing, and this was the manner of their
"I have become thoroughly con
vinced," said the lawyer, "of the exist
ence of nocturnal apparitions, for I
have seen one!"
"Dear me!" exclaimed the bishop.
"I am very curious. Relate the story."
"I will, my lord. I will," said the
lawyer. "It was between the hours of
eleven and twelve. I had gone to bed,
and was just falling into my lirst com
fortable sleep, when I was wakened
by a strange creaking noise. It sound
ed as if some one was walking up
stairs! Tle steps sounded nearer and
nearer, slmver and slower; solemn and
they halted at "my door. I drew the J
sheet over my head, and lay there 1
trembling, not daring to move.
"Something," continued the lawyer,
"entered my room, and I threw the
sheet over my face. I felt rather
than saw a faint yellow glimmering
light. I could not move at first, but I
presently managed to gain a little
courage. I drew the sheet cautiously
down from my face, and looked!"
"Well!" cried the bishop, excitedlj'.
"In the center of the room," said the
lawyer, slowly, "stood a tall old man.
He seemed gaunt and worn with age
or hunger, and his long gray beard
hung half wav down his breast. He
was dressed in a queer loose cloak with
broad leather '
a cane, and he wore a
band about his waist. In one hand he
held a peculiarly shaped lantern, from
which flowed the yellow light, making
strange ghostly shadows on the wall
behind him. In the other hand he
held a staff, the look of which was un
pleasant. He stood still in the middle
of the floor, looking at me. Presently
I said, 'Whence art thou? What dost
thou require?''"
And what did he sav?" cried the
bishop, lixing his eyes upon the odd
expression of the lawyer's face.
"He said" replie'd the lawver.
speaking in a hoarse whisper -"he
said: '1 beg yer pardon, sur. I'm the
watchman of the street, sur; an' I
thought 'twould be best for me, sur, to
come up an1 tell yer that yer front
door stood open! If ye do be" lavin' it
that way, sur, it's bad luck ye'U have
before the mornin'!"" Harper's Young
Old IViisionors at Detroit.
One widow of a revolutionary soldier
and seventeen survivors of the" war of
112 draw pensions at the Detroit
V fiUYlMpq HfrT. f)
van !!
It vi InV tnMUirfery store on Sixth
avenue, . nays ',M. Quad in the N. X.
Worir "l'ly i'ii vw, Iitindn-ds of Lata
anl ljnnctn in plain sight, but Msho
'stood and looked around sho gently In
uulreflr I)o' you keep millinery
here" . The you rig lady Lwho advanced
could have, deceived Iht by replying
that it' was a cooper-shop or a hard
ware storpbut she diduX and I gave
her a long: cre-rtiti mark for her hon
esty. She placed chair before the
glass, : motioned her caller to 1 sit down,
and began to open the 'ease.".
The lirst hat brought out had a pale
green complexion and 'was frotu Paris
hadnt gotten over being seasick
yet.' No go. Tlie lady tried it on and
stuck up her nose at herself iu the
glass. t
The' second hat was'a coy'and'bash
ful affair and for five minutes the lady
tried to make" herself t hink it carried
her back to her girlhood. ' No use.
The third hatJwas as black as a
pirate's heart, ' with a good deal of
open work lying around loose on top.
Perfect circulation of winter atmos
phere guaranteed. Didn't charge for
the hat, but for the open work. I'rice
for tile open work, f:i5. No sale. "I
want something tasty," said the lady
as she looked at her teeth in the glass.
The girl brought a big blue felt,
which would have mado a nice cover
for a salt barrel. Ruled off the track
at once. "Haven't you something to
match my complexion P" She had.
She brought out a hat trimmed with
leather-colored ribbons. It was a per
fect match, but the lady wan only
seven minutet deciding that her hus
band wouldn't like her in that hat.
Then she tried a little black hat on
her left ear. Seemed at first to have
hit the mark, but soon grew despond
ent. Next came a hat which covered both
ears. Thought for awhile that it might
do, but linely concluded that it would
Sat down with a sigh. Arranged
her bangs and examined a pimple on
her chin, and then tried on a sort of
Continental cocked hat. Instinctively
winked at herself in the
irll iu
Then she tried on something sedate
and dignified something very bocom
incr to the mother of seven children.
As she hadn't but live she went back
on the hat.
At the fourteenth hat the lauy look
ed hopeful. At the seventeeth she
had seemingly lost all hope. At the
twenty-fifth" she chirked up a little,
but after laying aside the twenty-ninth
she donned her own, examined her
eyes and teeth and the end of her
nose in the glass, aiid went out with
the remark that she'd call again.
"What was her object?" I asked of
the proprietor. "Nothing; women
never have any object!" he quietly re
plied. Grasshopper's Legs in Ilia Lye.
Dr. Baldwin say: "One day a rail
road engineer came into my office in
great pain. He 1 had a bandage wver
his right eye. 'tarn suffering fright
fully. doctor,1 he said, 'with my eye.
There is something in it. I was run
ning my engine at a high rate of speed,
with my head out of the cab window,
looking down the track to see that
there was no obstruction. I passed
through a lot of grasshoppers, and one
of them struck me in the eye.1 I ex
amined the man's eye, and, sure
enough, the legs of the hopper had
penetrated the poor fellow's eye and
were giving him great pain. The
eaw-like legs had almost completely
filled up the eye. I plaeed him under
the iiuliiejice of ether and began the
operation of extracting the grasshop
pers legs. After a tedious job I suc
ceeilea in removing the impediment,
and the man got well without his
sight being aCected." (Jlobc - Demo
crat. Modern AV!tcbei;;ft in Salem.
During a recent rainstorm in Salem.
Mass., electricity played some queer
pranks at Porter's market, .-ays the
Portland Tritni:rift. On the roof of
the building is a eot!ic-iihe. During
the storm a towel blew from this line
and lodged upon an e!ectric-lightiiig
wire below. IJeinir wet, it wound
around the wire and the electr
P:issed th"2 ' lt " 'J"'"
I the ground, where it came in contact
I with the water-pipes leading into the
It ran along the pipes and the first
! thing it encountered in the basement
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nas a yri ui net idii n nil 11 n n mill
ing on the stove. The lard was illu
minated and the young man in charge
thought it must be burning.. lie
started to remove it from the stovr
and received a shock that sent him
against the basement walls.
Pale with fright, he rushed upstairs,
where a fellow-workman, noting his
pallor, reached for the water-faucet to
get a glass of water. No sooner had
ne to'1000! the faucet than lie had oc-
casion to picK nimseii up rrom a
corner of the room.
For a few moments
seemed turned into an electric bat
tery. The nails in the wall became
red, electricity flew from the water
pipes and flashed around the bands oil
the water-pail..
At length some one found the cause
of the trouble and the towel was re
moved. Unaccountable Delay?
In the daj'S when the stage was
still the prevailing mode of travel iu
the West, a traveller one day grew in
censed at the slow progress made by
the vehicle in which he was a passen-
fer. Remonstrating with the stage
river, he said:
"What's the matter with the team
this trip? We're going, a- slow y.-j 4
iew r-ngianu prayer-meenng. 1 was
over this route ten years ago, and we
went fast enough then."
Ve do 8eem to be git tin' a leet!
less hump on nurse's than we did then,
fur a fae", pard." sajl the driver; "but
the why of it beats me. These here's
the ulentirnl hrwo we lied then."
Harper Mwpiziuc.