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AN INTERESTING QUESTION THAT
WAY NEVER CE ANSWERED.
Arm tUn Mutriiircirn of h Iteaul nirtl
1jm- Aftrr :- j;ift.tli,u If voluntary
or Thrj At )-. !-! vvilli Sunin Slight
Action of II.- Will Ku-rlnii-nU.
The )ii .-ii,n .,f the duration .f i,ii
ciii.snts in ti..' brain i.f criminals nfr
execution by hanging or by tin; gr.ill
tino 13 l-ii;g iIiM iiM. il with gr-aUr in
tervt than uver mik-.j Ana.-l.-.y. tin; mur
derer of liiroiii s IMIard, paid hi li-ljt
to society. It is Kii.l that this r.-inarka-
1 1 ; .....
iuu criminal cent to las brother a l tt.-r
on the subject as follows:
Th m:(iirmi.n of IMy U,y iiimI tlmtwhuli
ri.iiKtitnl. k my lid,! ir.-c Im in -iiiiiiol n, somi
lm ar-o:nj.!i .h.-rl. I U lirvi! tlicrt-i- a Mirviv.il
of almut an l.i.ur. Cmimc, lin n, b nu, (. ri-.--ent
al my x iiti.ui an.l insist that my Ji.nl
U tl vim to you. ( a.l m with your voi ; ami
mjr ey will rt-rily i you.
This Ls but the r.-p.tition f a popular
lx-lif that has pr-va!l-d for centuries.
Ther is a legend .f a Htate execution in
Ihighuid at an ejMKh when the ax-imd
block were in use, which M-ts forth that
after the instrument had fallen the itr
son wliusfl head was on the hloek ex
claimed, "Yon have in Used m-P to
which the executioner replied with a
blight kick that sent the head rolling to
a distance. Tlie Htory never Rained much
crwlence, but is still worthy of discus
sion. Its truth or falsity would depend
on the iMssi!ility of the instrument
being so thin ami sharp that the walls
of the veins would not le displaced, in
which case the circulation of the blond
might continue for a few seconds, and
whether consciousness might continue
for a moment after the vertebra? of the
neck Wiis severed. This last difficulty
would be the greatest, since utter un
consciousness Ls supiosed to 13 simul
taneous with the severing of the spinal
cord or the breaking of the neck. In
any event, scientists who have taken tho
trouble to stndy the faces of the guillo
tined for a few seconds after tho fatal
stroke, or who have made experiments
with decapitated animals, do not favor
Several French physicians, and among
them Dr. Paul Love, now deceased, but
once a professor at the Sorbonne, have
eIerimented with dogs, nsing for their
hanging or decapitation inachiuerv like
that employed in public executions.
The dog was chosen for the ex
Iienujcnus as naving ine most mo
bile face and being able to repro
duce the movements which in rare
cases have lieen observed in human
subjects. Persons whom this treatment
of dumb animals uiight revolt are begged
to remember that the suffering is much
less tlian in vivisection, since these
methods of execution are generally rec-
ocmizeu as producing the le.-ist iain.
The guillotine employed by Dr. Loye
was similar to tliat used for the execu
tion of ordinary criminals in France. It
consisted of a triangular knife or ax,
surmounted by a mass of lead weighing
over twenty iunds and fulling over
six feet upon the neck of the animal,
which was several at the third verte
bra. The phenomena oliserved were
similar to thise remarked by other
French and by foreign savants whoso
experiments have W-n less ehilrate.
At the moment the head was detached
from the body the mouth opened wide,
as if the animal was making an extraor
dinary effort at inhalation. The tongne
was applied to the lower art of the
mouth and underwent a brief teriod of
agitation. The eyelids were closed with
light contractions. Then the eyes were
ojiened and rolled from side to side and
top to bottomAhe pupils in the mean
time gradually contracting. At the
same time the jaws were opened and I
Violently closed, and the face was rapid
ly convulsed. This was followed by
changes at the corners of the niauih. vi
bration of the nostrils, trembling of the
lips and erection of the ears. The eii-
InKr la tramline the T
It is well known that tho connection
between tho nerves in the feet, owl espe
cially those in the great toe, and tho
brain and general nervous organization
Ls strong. Dr. Iirown-ttequard mentions
a ftuiifiit who, whenever he lxre the
'ei.'.ht :f his body on the toe of his
right foot, Ix rame violently insane. lie
ul -io speaks of another case where pres
sure on the too caused severe nervouc
These e.t-es simply show the iuiTH.T-tam-e
of a prop, r care of the feet, a por
tion of t'i; ly that many jx-oplo neg
lect. They think that they can crowd
1'ieir feet into tiu'ht shoes and abuse
tin-in v.iihont serious results. They
e.iu't do it. however. This crowding of
five toes into a space not large enough
for three, results in pressing tho joints
out of ?-hape and sometimes making
them inactive and iowerless. No man
with his toes half paralj-y.ed can walk
properly. The control of tho toes is
necessary for a springy step. Droad
soles and low heels give room for all the
toes ami allow perfect freedom of action
to every muscle. People who have
false, standards of lieaiity for the feet,
however, insist on wearimr a shoo tlmr
is not natural in shajie, and tho result is
great discomfort, and in some cases
. . A .
v.-i .1 i:oii.senueiice or mese abuses we
are forgetting how to walk projerly,
i-ernas you Hon t Ijeliove it, but just
watch the parade on Iiroat.lway some
nne afternoon and see how few men and
women walk on the rtreet as if they
were not conscious of tight shoes and
deformed feet. Interview in New York
GOVERNOR SEWARD'S LOST BET.
Tlie A;c of Coal Burning.
I have heard that when King Hudson,
in the zenith of his fame, was asked as
to what his railways were to do when
all the coal was burned out, he replied.
that by that time we should have learned
how to burn water. Those who are asked
tho same question now will often reply
that they will use electricity, and doubt
less think that they have thus disposed
of the question. The fallacv of nli
answers is obvious.
A so called "water gas" may no doubt
be used for developing heat, but it Ls
not the water which supplies the enenrv.
Trains may le run by electricity, but
all that the electricity does is to convey
the energy from tho point where it is
generated to the train which is in mo
tion. Electricity is itself no more a
source of power than is the rope with
which a horse drags a boat along the
The fact is that a very large part of
tne boasted advance of civilization is
merely tho acquisition of an increased
capability of squandering. For what
are we doing every day but devising
fresh appliances to exhaust with ever
greater rapidity tho hoard of coal.
EoLicrt Ball in Fortnightly Review.
Busy persons, forced to defend them
selves from ui.erminable talkers, who
have little to say, can appreciate a hint
to which Henry IV of France once re
sorted A parliamentary deputy called
upon turn and made a long speech.
lhe king listened patiently for a time.
then he decided that his visitor wo-" 1
do well to condense his remarks. E
took him by the hand and led him V
where they could see the gallery of the
" Wtat do you think cf that buildintr?
TT-l - ' e l ., ... .
uen it is nmsneu it will ije a
thing, will it not?"
n -l- -i a, -
ies, repiieu tne man or many
words, not guessing what was coming
"Well, monsieur, that is just the way
with your discourse," was the king's
mild observation. louths Companion.
He Fails to F.HtaoIUh III Identity and
Lo- Tweuty loIlar.
Tho other afternoon, when the shadows
were growing longer in the streets and
the day was taking on a somber hue, a
little group of jioliticians sat in tho city
hall regaling each other with ye stories
ol 3-e olden time. Among those reeled
uiT was the following regarding an ex
lerieiico of William II. Seward, who was
then governor of the Empire State. It
S4t-ms that while traveling around
through tho rural districts and making
Bure tliat his political fences had no very
h;ul breaks in them, he came one even
ing to the humble abode of a farmer.
It was too far from the town whore
ho was stepping to go back that night,
and so he asked jK rmis.sion to stop there.
This was cheerfully granted, and afu-r
p;irtaking of an old fashioned country
supper the old farmer invited his un
known guest to take a ride across the
country with him, he having an errand
to do in a ueii'hboriii!? vilhe'r. Witli
all tho suavity for which .Mr. Seward
was justly famed, he accepted the invi
tation, and as they drove along in the
gathering twilight he entertained the
old farmer with all manner of campaign
exjieriences and stories.
The old farmer's native shrewdness
caused him to wonder why the stranger
should show him so much attention, and
at last he blurted out:
"Say, be you a look agent?"
"Not that I know of," was tho
ernor's smiling rejoinder.
"Perhaps you're a lightning rod man,
"No, sir; 3"ou are wrong again."
"Then you're a sewing machine man."
"Well, then, by gosh, you must be a
Mr. Seward at once acknowledged the
soft impeachment, and then informed
the inquisitive old fellow that he was
the governor of the state of New York.
This quieted the old fellow for awhile,
but at last he could hold in no lonjrer. and
he quietly informed Mr. Seward that he
thought he was a liar. Air. Seward,
however, insisted on tie truth of his
story, and the dispute finally resulted in
a wager of tweuty dollars. The money
was placed in an old lantern that was
carried in the wagon to be used in case
of emergency, and it was agreed that
the first person they met was to decide
as to the ownership of the money.
Should he fail to recognize ilr. Seward
as governor the former was to win, and
The test Boon came. Driving bv the
snop ot a wayside blacksmith, the pro
prietor himself stood in the doorway.
The farmer stopped his wagon and Mr.
"My friend, my veracity has been
questioned by the gentleman with me,
and I should be pleased to have him con
vinced as to who I am. Will you be
kind enough to tell him?"
The man of brawn and muscle peered
at Mr. Seward long and earnestly. Then
turning to the farmer he said, in awe
He's all right, Bill! I know him!
He's Thurlow Weed, by gosh!"
lhe farmer took the twenty dollars
and Mr. Seward was poorer by that
amount than when he started out. Chi
PLACES OF WORSHIP.
Catholic. St. Paul's Church, ak. between
Filth mid Sixth. Father Carney, Pastor
Service : M-ihs at 8 Mid 10 :3i a. M. Sunday
School r.t 2 with b Tiellctli..
I iiltlsTiAN. Corner l..ust and Flehlh
services inornliiK sine! tvei ihk- Khler
:! ay pastor. Sunday Srliool lo a. m.
vic-s : 11 a
at :3o p.
St. I.nkt 's iliurcti, corner Tnini
Kev II P. Huitt-H. jiiiftor Ser
m . ai tl 7 i- m . Siimlav School
tjftfMAN M kTiiomxT. .rner Sixth St ai.'l
ri:tmtc. Kev. lint. 1'ar-ror. ! 'Tires : 11 . M.
anil 7 :lui l M. Miiiiiuy Sch.-ol 111 :.' A l.
I'KKSIiVTFHM.V.-: CIVici-N I, I c llll'l ell . Cor
tier Sixth iiimI Cr;n!lc M. l;-v..J. T. i'-airo,
I'.Wor. snudii' -nc' el ai !i ;:tt ; Preacliini;
at II a. in . ii'iil j- p in,
'i lie . I J. s. C. K ! ihi-chnirli ne el m evesy
Nnbli.ith evri int' at 7 :1." In I 1m- I ;ist nicM of
tlieel ih. All ine iiiviirit to atti ml three
KntsT M KTHomsT. Sixth st., hetueii Mi. in
u;nl I'i-hiI. Lev 1. K. lliltt. I. H. miMiN'.
.-iri vires : 11 A. M. 8 :Hi i i Siimla- School
'. :: A M I r.iver nn-etii j; eiliiesday even-ii-.u.
'iHK.man ri:"snvTK.uiAN. t urner Main anil
Nimli. Ik-v me, p.-tst.-r. Services usual
hours, .si.nd ,y chool y :IM a. m.
t efn I
' oNi.ll! (I T1
iflh ami sixth
NAI- !r;ii'!te, be-
'oi.oKK.n ISAi'i isT.--Mt . Olive. I'iik. between
'tenth Mill Kleveiith. IJrv. A. I'.owell, pas
tor. Seivi'-rs li a. in. - nil 7 . in. Prayer
iheetini; Weiinesday evening. ,
VniMi Mkn's CiiHifTiAf Association
laioms in V Klerihiin hloek. Main street. ;os
pe! meeting. fir inen only, every Srvday af
tei noon a 4 o'clock. Ki.oiu open week days
from 810 a. in., i j a : 30 p. i..
south Pai.k Takkkxaclk.-h'ev J. M.
W-.iol, Pastor. Services : Sunday School,
oa. in. : .' reach int. lla. in. and 8 n. hi.:
irayer meetiiiK Tursduy ni;iht ; choir prac-
t ice t nil;, y iiijjnt Al; are welcome.
my Grocer put me onto
SAN 1 ' t
apd if does ju$t
wlat re clairris for
' 1 in n I
Ack your Grocer for it,
ai7d insist op fiavirg'it.
THE BEST SOAP MADE
FOR ALL HOUSEHOLD PURPOSES.
MADE ONLY Br
NK.FA1RBANK & CO. Chicago.
Always has on band a full stock of
FLOUR AND FKKD,
Corn, Bran, Shorts Oats and lialed
Hay for sale as low as the lowest
and delivered to any part of the
CORNER SIXTH AND VINE
House Furnishings Emporium.
V V kitchen ti
am get your house furnished from
to parlor and at easv t.jKrms 1 Imn
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the latest lmjiroved ICeliable Process (iafolii
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J. W. Johnson,
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Capital Paid in
F E Guthman. J W Johnson, B S Greusel,
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general banNincf business trans
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A Full a-id Complete line !'
Off PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA
Drugs, Medicines.' Paints, and Oils.
Paid up capital
. .. 10,000.0!)
AND PURE LIQUORS
seniWe or tiiese movements constitnrf l
a series of horrible grimaces like tb.e
seen ou the face of the irtiillotinetl, and
xeenied to express the most intense iv'-
Al. - I . 1
ony. ii ine- cornea 01 tue eye w:i.j
tonchel the pyelitis closed, hut if an ol-
jeet, no matter of wh.it kind, w:is placet 1
Oetore tlie eye t:iere was no movement
-. 1 i s
tenner uni cryiz nor wiiistlm. nuo
the ears of the d- y at pear to cause tee
slightest sensation. The pinching of
the tongue caused a slight shrinking of
that organ. Although the pupil of the
eve ww contracted, the approach of a
light rendered the orilice still smaller.
inese inenomen;i ocenpv about ten
seconds nnd are followed by a period of
repose continuing to the fifteenth or
twentieth second, during which the
mouth rests closed and the eyes open
and without movement. At the end of
this time tho month opens and closes
quickly, the nostrils dilate and contract.
During this time, although the irritation
of the cornea has caused a slight wink
ing, neither whistling in the ear nor
touching the tongne ormtrils with am
monia or cologne has been able to pro
duce any effect. The opening and clos
ing of the mouth resemble yawning,
and are reproduced a dozen times, after
which the motions gradually cease.
Then the cornea loses its sensibility to
the touch, though, half a minute having
elapsed, the yawning is still active. The
pupil of the eye dilates at the approach
of light, but does not contract, and the
cornea loses its glistening appearance.
At the end of two minutes the yawning
anil other phenomena have ceased, end
ing in mere contraction of the filers,
and the head takes a corpselike look.
Sin Francisco Chronicle.
Cofice Good for the Voire.
When making a sjieech Lord Salisbur
never drinks anything, neither does tin
present leader of the house, and the earr
may be said of John Morley and Mr.
C!:iulerlain. Sir Charles Russell, th
Ie.i-h-r of the English bar, on the over;
si m of his two days' speech before th
P,'rtll commission, drank nothing .
hot coiTee, which he declared was ti.;.
only good for the voice but an excelhr:
lhe late Air. Conmgton, professor
of Latin m the University of Oxford,
was noteu for Ins prodigious memory.
At a very early age it began to show it-sc-lf.
v hen he was a child of four or
t nereab" uts ho was sleeping one night in
the same room with a relative, when, at
the dead of night, his voice was to be
heard crying out in the darkness from
his little cot in the corner:
'Uncle! Uncle! I know the Bogats.
Uncle The what? Go to sleep, my
boy, you are dreaming.
Child I know tho Begats. Listen!
And he began: "Abraham begat Isajic
and Isaac begat Jacob and Jacob begat
Judah," and so on to the end, some
forty-two generations, without a mis
take. London Tit-Bits.
A Trick of Crow) Examination.
In an action for payment of a tailor's
bill, a witness swore that a certain dress
coat was badly made, one of the sleeves
og longer than the other. "You
will," said Erskine slowly, having risen
to cross examine, "swear that one of
the sleeves was longer than the other?"
Witness I do swear it.
Erskine (quickly, and with a flash of
indignation) Then, sir, I am to under
stand that you positively deny that one
of the sleeves was shorter than the other?
Startled into a self contradiction by
the 6udJeimess and impetuosity of this
thrust, the witness said, "I do deny it."
Erskine (raising his voice as the tu
multuous laughter died away) Thank
you, sir; i uont want to trouDle you
with another question. San Francisco
rs tne very best facilities for the promp
Stocks, bonds, gold, government and local se-
unuee oougnt ana sola, deposits receive
.uu luicirji allowed CD ine OTtlncM i-
Drafts drawn, available In any part of the
uueu maiee ana an tne principal tewns of
x)IjLKOTjo-s made and phomptlt bkmtt-
Highest market price jn. id for County War
rants, State ana County bends.
John Fitzgerald D. Hawkoworth
8am Waugh. P. E. White
George E. Dovey
lohn Fitzgerald. 8. Waugh.
Prescriptions Cartful fy Cmiirioiiiiiirff m ;n n
"And you won't marry me, Kit?"
"No use talking aliout it any more?"
"Not a bit. It won't do any good.
The Oklahoma youth, hurt and angry.
reached uinlcr his chair for his hat.
"Its my own fault, I s'pose," he
grumbhd. "I ort to have waited till
weM got a little better acquainted."
"Yes, that's about the size of it.
Ilank." assented the young woman cold-
iy. i nen it comes to courtm yon re
too much of a sooner to suit me. Good
evenin. Chicago Tribune.
Soldiers Prefer Grain Food.
Cornmeal v.-as the grand necessary of
life to those legionaries who, led by
Ciesar, subdued the world, and who
counted themselves starved and were
apt to mutiny if reduced to the "famine
fare of animal food. Even British
troops have been known to suffer from
an exclusive meat aiet, as indeed we
found to our cost in the Zulu campaiirn
of 1878. while the preference of the Ro
man soldiery for lhe vegetable food has
its justification in the experience of the
Russian army, and still more of the
German one in 1870, which carried that
memorable campaign to its triumphant
close on the Erbswurst (pea sausage fav
ored for a little bacon). London Lancet.
0oF8tantly keeps on hand everythin
you need to furnish your house.
In a breach of promise case, the other
day, the lady on the stand said that
when a friend suggested tliat she would
make him a good wife, he answered:
Ilemr "Did he reallv sav ITem?' 'in-
quires the counsel for the defense. "He
did." she averred, "or somethins of tliat
kind," Tins reminds one of the accu
rate witness who swore that some one
had called over the banisters. "Tom.
Tom," or words to that effect. San
Patsy Dooley was a very poor arith
metician, and was puzzled by a great
many questions of numbers which did
not enter other jeople's heads.
One day a new acquaintance remarked
in his presence:
"I have eight brothers."
"Ye have eight brothers?" said Patsy.
"Then I suppose ivery wan o' thim has
eight brothers too?"
"Arrah, thin," said Patsy, "how many
CORKER SIXTH AND MAIN STREET
mothers had the sixtv-foor
The Thumb an Index to Character.
The way in which the thumb is held
u "uo oigu oi cnaracier. ine man
who turns it in under his fincrers is al- I
I- Tl . . . . . I
wus can. iuai is me position m
which it is always held by a child. The
thumbs of great men are large and
point out conspicuously from their fel
low members. Interview in St. Louis
Paper Fire Knijinrs.
A novel fire engine is being tried bv
the Berlin fire department. The car
riage is constructed entirely of papier
mache. all the different parts body.
poles, etc. being fashioned in the best
possible vraf. The weight is much less
than the ordinary carriage, while the
durability is equally great. New York
Force of Habit.
First Little Girl Your papa is awful
Second Little Girl (apologetically)
He used to be an elevated railroad guard.
THE OLD RELIABLE.
A. WATEBIAN k !M
Shingles, Lath, Sash,
.d supply everw demand of the city.
Call and get terms. Fourth street
in rear of opera boast.
' 801 Cor Fifth and Vinest,
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No medicine chest is complete without a bottle of Mustang
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All druggists and dealers have it.
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