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About The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19?? | View Entire Issue (May 13, 1892)
TYPEWRITERS ARE JEAtfXJS
"Why It Is That the Kiprrt Kalp
of the Krj. of th WrltJ Mlil
Are rrtl-nlar About thfrtiMf utftiuit.
Favorite Fingers TrI Miles.
Btorii'B innumerable have been toM
relative to the engineer and the ujiu
- pathjr existing lK-twe-n him and his loco
motive. Veracious wntrra nave reveled
in singular tal in which the engineer's
nnperntitions mind and the locomotive
almont animal instinct have been lh
chief and Imwilderintf features. But tin
remarks of a jfirl typewriter the othri
day ot;n an almost limitless field of
thought and discussion, and diacovenj n
new subject for the dissertation of fmy
"My tyiewriter is intelli";ent,"" sail
this human type writer, referring to hei
'That is, I understand it and it under
stands me. I wouldn't lend it to any
one. It's a sensitive little thing, and
its resentment at being loaned out woul 1
soon be manifested to me when 1 again
attempted to use it. Skillful tyie
writers are extremely jealous in the
care of their instruments. I have sev
eral very dear friends engaged in th
same business, yet not one could obtain
th nse of my typewriter, and I am con
fident they could not be induced to lend
Investigation shows these statement.'
to be correct. Those who have theii
own machines never lend them even foi
temporary nse, while in large office,
where the firms furnish the instruments
each of the latter has a certain operator,
and no one else is allowed its nse. Fanci
ful as the idea is that the prosaic writing
machine should resemble the violin in itr
readiness to respond to familiar hand
and its conseqnent rebellion at being
need by strangers, there is no doubt in
the minds of the typewriters as to its be
ing a solemn and important fact.
Whatever the reason," said the super
intendent of an establishment where
typewriters are sold, "a machine that
has been constantly used by a certain
person is ruined for that person by some
one else's use of it. This refers to ex
pert typewriters those who do much
work and whose constant practice has
developed a remarkable rate of speed.
So pronounced has this opinion become
and so luxuriantly has the idea flourished
that typewriters are usually furnished
in cabinets that can be locked and ar
then secure from molestation. I know
of no explanation for this queer state i f
affairs. Machines are made by the
dozen; the pieces that form the machines
are made by the hundred, yet each com
plete mechanical typewriter has what i
known as a distinct 'touch.'
"An operator may try several ma
chines before she finds one to her liking,
and when she does no other will she nse.
An experiment was once made for the
purpose of testing this. An operator of
a particularly sensitive and nervous
temperament, and who was particularly
annoying in her complaints regarding
the nse of her typewriter by others, was
blindfolded and tried in rapid succession
fifty different machines of the same
make. To every one's surprise she se
lected the one she had been in the habit
Few people know the amount of man
ual labor involved in a day's typewrit
ing or realize the distance the hands
travel in a day's work. Probaby few of
the typewriters themselves appreciate
it. Yet their hands cover a distance
they would never think of covering with
their legs unless necessity compelled it.
The highest rate of speed ever at
tained is 200 words a minute. This is
supposed to be the result of the mo6t
rapid movements the human hands are
capable of. The person making this
record maintained this speed for only
four consecutive minutes, and has never
been able to exceed that limit. Assum
ing the words average six letters apiece,
1,200 letters a minute were written. It
is estimated that to make each ' letter
the fingers are raised a height of two
inches from the keyboard. Two inches
added, (for the descending movement)
make the finger travel four inches be
fore each letter is struck. So this ex
pert's hand in writing these 200 words
traveled 4,800 inches, or 400 feet, dur
ing the minute in which she wrote 200
But this is unusual, of course. Very
rapid writing is a speed of seventy-five
'words a minute, and this rate is too fast
for comfort. Practical work, is ten
pages of legal paper an hour. 'Each
page contains 300 words. Six hoars'
steady writing can be regarded as an
entire day's work. This - is a speed
of fifty words a minute, and the prac
tical worker writes daring the day sixty
pages 18,000 words, or 108,000 letters.
If her finger travels four inches to make
each letter, during the day it travels
This provides for the perpendicular
movement only, and it is fair to increase
this distance by one-third to estimate the
distance the hands travel over the key
board in a horizontal direction. This
total sum in inches is 576,000. This is
equivalent to 48,000 feet, or a little over
nine mil us a day. In a week the hands
can cover fifty-four miles, and in a
year's steady application to business
over 2,800 miles.
So the vagary of the male and female
typewriters can in a large measure be
.excused and their preference for their
. .respective machines accounted for.
-New York Recorder.
An Awful Indian Custom.
In India, np to within the last few
years, the wife, either according to her
-wishes or otherwise, was cremated on
r the same funeral pyre that converted
: Jaer dead husband's remains into ashes.
"John," said the dealer, "where is the
Jcey to this self locking safer
Inoide. sorr. ItH not be losht thera,
orr," rvtarned John. Harper's
AN ASTONISHED SOUTH 63A MCN6
M'Ho of rtatsrttart Sees Mia; Won
derful Tiling In Sn Francisco.
King M'Dora of ButartTt-$ spent t-ro
hours at the Olympic elULj and lw
prolnUily uurc amused aaI surri45rd
Una I7 ftnytfciivf el$. he baa' seen in
S iPrauoisco' ThTUnliiB who ware
present J pranking in,' the I gymnaiinjn
interested his South Sea majesty very
inch, and he gave evidence of this in
grunts and by gestures of surprise, and
almost of fear, at some of the feata of
the athletes. The tumbling was a sur
prise to him, and he could not under
stand, while Professors Tronchet and
Chapins were fencing, how it was that
they did not drop dead when struck by
the foil. A burlesque boxing contest
ending in a well "faked knockout w
arranged for the king and his partv
Professor De Witt Van Court and Philip
Boulo were the boxers, and they gave
an exhibition which interested his island
majesty more than the genuine fight he
saw at tlie California club. At the end
Boulo was apparently knocked out, and
he was carried out of the room limp and
motionless. Of course he immediately
returned, and as he appeared the king
allowed a High of relief to escape him
and remarked through the interpreter
that he was glad the little fellow had
not been killed, as he was so plucky.
After the exhibition King H'Bora and
his party were shown through the Olym
pic elmb building. In the billiard room
he had his first meeting with a piece of
ice. His dusky majesty was given a
ghum of ice water in response to a re
quest for a drink. He saw the piece of
ice floating in the water and could not
understand what it was. He put hi.
royal right hand into the glass and
seized the cube of ice, bat immediately
dropped it and jumped back severely
frightened. After an explanation he
picked up the ice again and watched
it slowly melt in his hand. He seeznet '
to partially understand the philosophy
of the thing and gave an order for an ici
making machine, which he will take to
Butaritari with him to cool his roy:sl
throat on hot summer days.
In the ladies' parlor the glass chande
lier was lighted by electricity, and tic
king immediately wanted to know where
the oil tank was. He had had some ay.
perience with gas before. The first night
at his hotel, after having seen the ga.
turned on and lighted, he nearly ter::;i
nated his royal career by playing the
Farmer Way back act. He turned on th:
gas and lay down waiting for the gas i
One of the members of the Olynir .
club who was going through the roon.
with the party wanted the king to tulL
through the telephone. . His majesty
had already had an experience and w;: .
so shocked that he did not care fo
another. It was at Sutro Heights on
his visit Saturday. W. . Lauterbach-
who spent some time on the Gilbert
islands, went to the stables on the place
while the king was in Mr. Sutro's house.
When the telephone connection wa?
made King MBora was asked to put tho
receiver to his ear. As he did so L
heard words in his native language, and
he dropped the instrument as if struck
by lightning. - A long explanation could
not fully satisfy his mystified majesty.
The king and hia party remained at the
rooms of the club until nearly midnight
San Francisco Chronicle.
Th Sssret of Bnypsn"
Not long ago Professor Blackie had oc
casion to be in the Fair City Perth. He
was waiting for a certain train, and was
inarching up and down the platform
whistling, gayly, and. for all. the world
like a schoolboy en route home for hi.,
holidays. A gentleman near by, at once
recognizing the picturesque figure and
wishing to enter into conversation with
him, went np to him and asked him:
"Professor, may I ask the secret of
The genial professor smiled and an
"Well, here is the secret of my happi
ness: I have no vain regrets for the past .
I look forward with hope to the future
and 1 always strive to do my duty.
There," he ended emphatically, "you
have rt." And he straightway set to
and walked up and down again, whistlirg
as before. London Tit-Bits. -
Aa AnUdUmviaa Joke.
A hardware drummer is responsible
for the story that a clerk in one of oui
hardware houses was informed that tho
last tailor's goose was sold and to ordei
a dozen more. After puzzling over the
matter for some time he wrote on a
piece of paper as follows:
12 tailor geese.
12 tailor's geese.
12 tailor gooses.
12 tailor goose.
12 tail .
Then he got rattled, scratched his
head, looked in the dictionary and final
ly formulated the following:
"Gents please send at once one tailors
goose and eleven others." Burlington
Moakey WcM Ds Msd Useful.
Moakeye could be used in certain cases
of fire, where, expert climbing might be
required; they could be used as messen
gers tosome extent, and t do many light
chores for man. They could be taught
to destroy many vicious insects, such as
tobacco warms, cutworms, . cabbage
worms and many others. They coulu
be taught to do many things on a farm,
and I think long' domestication woul i
develop many fields of neefmlness for
them. New York Independent.
The height of economy was that re
cently practiced' by a woman who will
to the suburbs, and who effected
the sale of her address die which she has
used for Jker stationary to the incoming
tenant of the boose she will leave. New
"That's an angel of a hooaeraaid she.
"Not quite, he reptkd. "It only has
Elisor JLlqnor Cars,
To thowe seeking a rescue from
JiquorH curse or other evil habits
brought about by morphine, tobac
co etc. The IjjiKOCJ institute at South.
Omaha oifersone" of the most. relia
ble and bt-Ht places to go with the
absolute' certainty-of . permanent
cure. Write Or visit the institute.
' z A Sensible B4n." '
Would use Kemp' balsam for the
throat .and lunw, it in curing more
caneH cou&Iih culda, antlima, bron
chitts, cniup and all throat and
lung troubles, than any other rem
edy. The proprietor lias author
ized any druggist to give you a wain
pie bottle free t convince you of
the merit of this great remedy.
Large bottles 50c and f 1.
I feel it my duty to ay a few
words in regard to Kly's Cream
Halm, and I do ho entirely without
solicitation. I have used it more
or less half a year, and have found
it to be most admirable. I have
euffered from catarrh of the worst
kind ever cilice I was a little boy
and I neer hoped for :u-?, but
Cream Halm seems to do even that.
Many of my acquaintances have
used it witu excellnnt results.
Oscar Ostum, 45 Warren Ave., Chi
Wanted: An energetic man to
manage branch office. Only a few
dollars needed. Salary to start $75
per month and interest in business
The Western Co., Kansas City, Mo.
Soma Foolish People
allow a cough to run until itgets
beyond the reach of medicine They
say "Oh, it will wear away, but in
most cases it wears them away,
Could they be induced to try the
successful Kemps JJalsam, which
is sold on a positive guarantee to
cure, they would see the excellent
effect after taking the hrst aose,
Price 50c and $ 1. Trial size free. At
The wisdom of him who journey-
eth is known by the line he selects
the judgment of the man who takes
the "Burlington ' Koute" to the
cities of the eirst, the south, and the
west, is never impeached. The in
ference is plain. Magnificent Pull
man sleepers, elegant reclining
chair cars and world-famous dining
cars on all through trains. For
information address the agent of
the company at this place, or write
to J. Francis, General Passenger
and Ticket Agent, Omaha.
Now Try This-
It will cost you nothing and will
surely do you good, if you have a
Cough, Cold or any trouble with
Throat, Chest or Lungs. Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption,
Coughs and Colds is guaranteed to
give relief, or money will be paid
back. Sufferers from La Grippe
found it just the thing and under
its use had a speedy and perfect re
covery. Iry a sample Dottle at our
expense and learn for yourself just
how good a thing it is. Trial bottle
free at F. G. Fricke & Co. Drug
Store, Large size 50c. and $1.00
A Great Surpriee
Is in store for all who use Kemp'f
Balsan for the throat and lungs the
great guaranteed remedy. Would
you believe that it is sold on its
merits and that any druggits is au
thorized by the progrietor' .of this
wonderful remedy to give you a
sample bottle free? It never tails
to cure acute and chronic coughs.
All drugpists sell Kemp's Balsam.
Large .Bottles ooc ana 'fl
itch on human and horses animals
cured in 30 minutes by Woolford's
sanitary lotion. This never fails.
Sold F. G. Fricke & Co. druggist,
For millinery and pattern hats or
anything in the line of ribbons,
flowers of the latest styles and de
signs, call on the lucker bisters in
the Sherwood block. tf.
For years the editor of the Burl
ington Junction, (Mo,) Post, has
been subject to cramp colic fits of in
digestion, which prostrated him for
several hours and unhtted him tor
business for two or three days. For
the past year he has been using
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy whenever occa
sion required, and it has invariably
given him prompt relief. 25 and 20
cent bottles for sale by F. G.
Fricke & Co., druggists.
According to the census of 1890,
Chicago takes rank, by virtue of her
population of l,uyo,o6 people, as the
eighth largest city on the -globe.
Most of us desire, at one time or
another, to visit a city in which so
many persons hnd - homes, and,
when we do, we can find no better
line than the "Burlington Route."
Three fast and comfortable trains
daily, v For further information -address
the agent of the company at
this place, or write to J. Francis,
General Passenger and Ticket
Agent, Omaha; Nebraska.'
The Mi8Sori Pacific will sell round
trip tickets May 9 to 14 inclusive, to
Portland, Oregan, the Presbyterian
general aisembly being held their
Mav 19 to Tune 2. Tickets irood un
til May 19 and returning inside 90
days at $60, going via one route and
returning via another. Apply at
ticket office for particulars.
Specimen Cases. -
S. H. Clifford, New Castle, Wis
was troubled with neuralgia and
rheumatism, his stomach was dis
ordered, his liver was affected to an
alarming degree, appetite fell away
and he was terribly reduced in flesh
and strength. - Three bottles of
Electric Bitters cured him.
Edward Shepherd, Harrisburg.
111., had a running sore on his lee
of eight years' standing. Used
three Dottles of Electric Bitters and
seven; bottles Bucklen's - Arnict
Salve, and his leg is sound and well
John, Speaker, Catawba, O-had five
large fever sores on his leg, doctors
said he whs incurable. One bottle
Electric J Bitters and one box Buck
lenVArnfca Salve cured him entire,
ly. Sold by F. G. Fricke it Co. .
PLACES OF WORSHIP.
Catholic 8t. Paul's Church, ak. betweea
ruiu una nixiu. rainer tJamey. rantor
Services : V nsat 8 and 10 :30 a. m. Sunday
WCiiooi ai i :w, wun ixsueuicuoB.
OB kisti an. Corner Locust and Eighth Bta
services morning ana tvening. Klder A
. - tialiuway pastor. Sunday School 10 a. m.
Kpih'jopau St. Luke's Church, coroerThlrd.
UliH VIdm Ifiitf li 11 Hum... .ut... Miw-
- vices : 11 A. m. aiid 7 :30r. M. Sunday School
Gehman Mkthodist. corner Sixth St. and
liranlte. ltev. lllrt. Tai-tor. Services : 11 A. h
and 7 :30 p. m. Suuday School 10 :30 A. m.
Pkebmytfhi an. Services in new church, cor
ner Sixth and (iranlte st. He v. J . T. Ualrd
pastor, sunday-scl'ool at 9 ;30 ; Preaching
at u a. m. aud it d. m.
The V. K. M. C K of thin church meet eveir
Sabbath evenlni; at 7 :1ft in the basement of
thechucrh. All are invited to attend these
Kikht MiTHnniHT. Hiirh Kt Iwtwrn Main
and Pearl. Kev. 1. V. Britt. 1. U. Dastor.
.services : 11 a . M 8 :00 P. M. Sunday School
a :.wa m . rrayer meeting " eauesuay even
Okkma.n Pkkbrytruian .Corner Main and
Ninth. Kev. Wttte, pastor. Services usual
hours. Sunday t-chool 9 :30 A. M.
Swreoish ( omorroatiomau Granite, be
tween Fifth and Sixth.
Colokkd Baptist. Mt. Olive, Oak, between
Tenth and Eleventh. Kev. A. Boswell. pas
tor. Services 11 a. m. and 7 :30 p. m. Prayer
meeune wennesaay evening.
You.no mkk's Chrihtiak Association
Koonisin aterman block. Main street. Gos
pel meeting, for men only, every Suuday af
ternoon at 4 o'clock. Kooms open week day
irom ho a. m..vo :30 p. in.
south Park Tabernacle. Rev. J. M
Wood, I' as tor. Services : Sunday School,
a a. m. : rreacning. iia. m. ana 8 p. m,
prayer meeting Tuesday night ; choir prac
tice rnaay nigni ah are welcome.
The First step.
Perhaps you are run down, can't
eat, can t sleep, can t think, can t do
anything to your satisfaction, and
you wonder what ails you. You
should heed the warning, you are
taking the first step into nervous
prostration. You need a nerve tonic
and in Electric Bitters you will find
the exact remedy for restoring your
nervous system to it normal, healthy
condition. surprising results fol
low the use of this great Nerve
Tonic and Alterative, Your appe
tite returns, good digestion is re
stored, and the liver and kidneys re
sume healthy action. Try a bottle.
Price 50c, at F. G. Fricke & Co's
AMttle lrls Ejperlencein a LI gut
Mr. and Mrs, Loren Trescott are
keepers of the Gov. Lighthouse at
sand Jtteach Mich, and are blessed
with a daughter, four years. Last
April she taken down with .Measles,
followed with dreadful cough and
turned into a fever. Doctors at
home and at Detroit treated, but in
vain, she grew worse rapidly, until
she was a mere" handful of bones
Then she tried Dr, King's New
Discovery and after the use of two
and a half bottles, was completely
cured. They say Dr. King,s New
Discovery is worth its weight in
gold, yet you may get a trial;; bottle
free at F. G. Frickey Drugstore.
-. "VTe offer 100 dollars reward for
any case of catarrh that can not be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
p. 1. Cheney & Co. Props, l oledo,
We the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
and belive him pefectly honorable
in all buisness transactions and fin
ancially able to carry out an oblig
ations made by their firm.
West & Truax, Wholesale Drug
gist, Toledo Ohio., Walding Kinnan
& Tarvin, Wholesale druggist Tole
Hall's Catarrh Cnre is taken inter
nally, action direct' upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Price, 75c. per bottle. Sold by all
Druggist; Testimonials free.
Constantly keepa on hand everythio
yon need to f Ornish yoar honee.
CORKER SIXTH AND 1CAIH BTRKKT
THE OLD RELIABLE.
Shingles, Lath, Sash.
Cam supply, everw demand of the city.
. Call and get terms. T Fourth street
is rear of opera korns.
PI F LUMBER
FOR IT HAS STOOD WC TEST,
CT AIL W SOAPS "OuRCtnLS'tVJE
ITtsTAlRBANKo IS TiE DE5T.
0?b CLOTHES SMELL SWT,0Vj1 imBI SHWlS
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fills HOUSEMAIDS UITH DEIWMT,
CfimiRBANK fiuCO .CHICAGO.
House Furnishing Emporium.
C "X T" HE HE you can get your house furnished from
V V kitchen to pirlor and at easy tearms. I han
die the world renown Haywood baby carriages, also .
the latest improved Reliable Process Gasoline stove
Call and be convinced. No trouble to show goods. .
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A Cure for the Ailments of Man and Beast
A long-tested pain relieTec. .
Its rose is almost uniyersal by the HoiMewife, ithe Farmer, the
Stock . Raier, and by srery one requiring ao effecUYe
liniment. ' . .
No other application compares with it in efficacy.
This well-known remedy has stood the test of years, almost
Ko medicine chest is complete without a bottle of Mvstaxo
Occasions arise for its nse almost erery day
All druggists and dealers have it.
Complete line of
Faints, and Oils.
AND PURE LIQUORS
Compounded at all Houre.
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