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WKKKLY HKltAM): PLATTSMOUTH, NKMIASKA, MAltCH 2. ISM.
MAKING LACE I'APEK.
Minneapolis has the only fac
tory OF THE KIND HERE.
How a Nfw Industry In Which Germany
Eicrla Cani to ISa KMulillnhrd In Thll
Country -A Vet It In In It Infancy. I
Nire Work Vat Women.
Minnenpolirt can claim a monopoly In
at least one industry. There is none like
it in the country. Germany is the near
est com;x;t;.tor. The lace paper factory
here is the only one in the country. How
the industry came to be established
here and the development of certain
possibilities in regard to it make quite
im original siory.
A certain business man tolerably well
known in Minneapolis once upon a time
loaned some money and material to h
Russian immigrant who was trying to
start a greenhouse in St. Paul. The flo
rist was very p-ateful for the help, but at
the end of six months had not repaid any
of the loan. The business man hunted
him np and inquired wherefore thin ne
ljence. The florist explained his difficul
Ada at some length, and sorrowfully
averred that in addition to other bur
dens he hud to support his brother.
'Why doesn't your brother go to
"Pardon, sir. He is honest and indus
trious, but can find no work at his trade."
"What trade can that bo?"
'He is a lace paper maker and there
are are no factories of that sort here, and
he has not much chance at other trades
where he has no skill."
An interview with the paper maker re
vealed some interesting facts, and after
some investigation several Minneapolis
capitalists concluded to start a factory
to evolve the dainty confections that
modern ingenuity says may I made
from paper. The industry is still so new
that its present condition may lie re
garded as only an earnest of tho future.
The fad for fancy lamp shades makes
a special department which was not at
first contemplated. Crape pajwr devel
ops iu all the soft, dainty sheen of silk.
Women are specially good at this branch
of the industry, as it requires, patience
and that peculiar "knack" which no man
v ever had, and the woman who possesses
it is luckier than if she had beauty.
though she never thinks so herself.
Now, this business of making lamp
shadeB and flower pots and paper flowers
and dulls is light, clean work and pays
ywell if a woman has the bent for that
kind or work.
The prettiest lamp shades I ever saw
were being made at the factory. Tin
tobacco leaf forms the latest model.
Two contrasting shades of crape paper
form the leaf. It is cut in the proper
shape, and a delicate wire forms the mid
rib of the leaf and makes the shade sub
stantial enough to stand wear. Four
long leaves and four shorter ones droop
from a common center and make tht
daintiest shade imaginable. 1 saw a tin)
one of this same pattern for an incan
descent light. The red leaves were lined
with pale yellow, and how the electric
light did glow through the blended col
ors! A skillful workwoman can only
construct four or five of these shades a
day. Their price consequently doesn't
exactly bring them within the reach of
, all, but they promise to largely take the
place of silk and illusion. The operative
earns from to f 10 a week in the shade
Lace paper for lining the edges of
boxes really forms the important part
of this industry. Look at a bit of this
dainty paper and see how faithfully it
reproduces every thread of the lace from
which it ia copied. When people are
told that these delicate patterns are
tamped from engraved metal plates,
they are apt to look incredulous. Still
that is the process.
For many years Germany has con
trolled this industry. The consul at
Berlin in his last annual report states
that 7,000,000 pounds of lace paper are
exported annually to the united States.
One tine day good fortune befell the
industry. A man came in and asked for
employment. He was a designer and
eugraver of plates from Germany. He
declined to give any information as to
how he knew the factory was'n Mimie
apolisor why he came. He simply said
they could try his work, and if they were
ttusnrd Im would stay, lie lias re
mained ever siuue. I saw him several
times and didn't wonder that there was
some hesitancy about engaging him. He
weighs about iS','5 itoiinds. The face is
Intelligent and refined, but the bushy
beard and long hair, combined with the
muscular frame, give the man the ft-
pcarance of one used to vigorous manual
labor. Ap arances aredeeeptive in this
case, for an ui tist as well as an en
graver, a; ... knows every detail of tho
He first sketches the design on paper,
then takes a block of lead composition
similar to that used for newspaper cuts,
and draws the exact pattern with ashaqi
steel point. Then, with finely graded
chisels, ho hammers out every little tie
tail so exact that tho tiniest thread of the
finest lace pattern is visible.
To see the workman hammering out
an intricate pattern one would think it
an endless task. It is not, however,
nearly so tedious as it looks. This en
graver will make u plate :.') inches long
by 2 inches wide in four da vs. All the
edges of the pattern have to be made in
sharp relief instead of being cut into the
plate, as in ordinary engraving. This
lias to be done so that the sharp edges
will perforate the paper when the cylin
der passes over the plate.
Lace paper has its styles just the same
us tho real article. The young lady who
gets her dany box of bonbons from t to
conflict inner wants the lacee-lje.1 holder
to be in the latest mode. Slu- can also
select torchon, Valenciennes, Spanish,
guipure, breton or any other stylo in
the paper just as she can in the thread.
Among Hie pretty imported notions is
that of a cornucopia ii h a deep lace
edge and dosed wi il.iinly bows of
satin ribbons. This is to hold matinee
f.r theater r.lloviiiice of candy arid will
probably be very popular. Kva McDonald-
Valesli in Minneapolis Tribune.
Intpudrnre In Ural I If.
Here is a storv of impvdence from real
life. It was told by my late friend, the i
Rev. Greville Chester, v. ho made a little
novel out of it, but I do not think the j
book "caught ou" or had any success, j
The thing happened almost exactly as
follows: There was a lady living in the j
country; she was advanced in years,
either unmarried or a widow: she was
wealthy, and she lived alone.
One winter evening she heard the
sound of carriage wheels ou the gravel.
The door was opened, and then fol
lowed the bumping of trunks in the hall.
Then a lady's name was announced, and
her visitor entered. She came in run
ning: she came in holding out both her
hands; she came in with a laugh of wel
come and of joy. "Yon dearest Jenny,"
she cried, kissing her with brimming
eyes. "It is 40 years since last we part
ed at deal old Miss 's school. I low
Ire you? How are you? Oh, my dear,
1 am so glad to see you! Aud I ve come,
She sat down, threw off her bonnet
and began to rattle on about the school.
When they separated for the night, the
hostess reflected that sho had not even
asked her visitor's name and that sho re
membered nothing at all about her. In
the morning she did ask her name, but
yet she remembered nothing at all about
her. That visitor came to stay. In fact,
she never went away again. Tho two
ladies lived together in the greatest ami
ty till the end. And to the very end the
hostess never knew who her friend was
and could uot associate her name or hei
face with her old school. Walter Desan.
in London ljueen.
A Tame Mountain I.lon.
In Colorado I visited a hunter's store
and saw a mountain lion the only one,
as its owner asserted, which had evei
been tamed. It was in a little back room
chained to an iron staple in the floor.
round which it was pacing, uttering low
It aptieared very much like a small
panther and seemed anything but tame,
snarling at us as if it longed to spring.
It was in awe of its master, however, nnd
cowed down every time he cracked his
whip. Ho made it do several tricks with
a retriever dog, which did not seem to
like the task very well.
"Come and kiss Miss Pussy," said the
man, and the dog went up to it, laid a
paw upon its nock and licked its face.
The master then put a piece of meat
on her nose and told the dog to fetch it
"He doesn't care for this part," was
his comment. "She has had him by the
throat once or twice. Just look at her
iron paws? One blow would lay you
dead as mutton. What, you brute, you
would, would yon!"
Miss Pussy had tried to gnaw his boot
and needed to be lashed off.
"Do you ever take her out?"
"Oh, yes, she goes walking with me in
the mountains sometimes. I take her
chain off when we're out of town, but
I'm precious careful to follow her and
never let her step behind me!" "A Hide
New Zealand Mutton.
The sheep farmer, it seems, finds that
he can deliver his sheep, with a fail
profit, for 2 pence a pound at the nearest
port or freezing point. The killing am
freezing process is undertaken chiefly b,
companies, which have established freez
ing stations at various convenient points
along the coast, and which ship the car
casses, consigned to agents in London oi
elsewhere. One of the sights of the day
at the Albert docks is the arrival of one
of the New Zealand Shipping company's
fine steamers, perhaps the Tongariro or
the Rimutaka, or some other of the fleet
with the sonorous Maori names, and to
see the subsequent discharge of sonu.
27,000 carcasses, each neatly wrapped in
its winding sheet of white calico.
The whole year's exportation now fig-
nres to about 2,000,000 frozen carcasses
and is rapidly increasing. Yet with all
this depletion the number of sheep in the
colony is rapidly increasing. The flocks
have largely increased in number, and
the export of wool has risen from about
64,000,000 pounds in 1882 to 108,000.000
in m. All the Year Round.
Stories of nnexiiectetl fortunes are at.
common as blackberries. Somebody is
always making or finding or inheriting
a heap of money which seems to himself
almost to have come from the clouds.
Worthless shares become valuable, as
happened to more than one man in the
history of Devon great consols. A work
ingniau discovers a rich mine, as Mr.
Graham did in South Australia; or a rela
tive from whom nothing was expected
suddenly heaps everything on the kins
man who bored him least, as occurred
last year within our owu knowledge in a
southern country. Only last week apau
jier in a poorhouse was declared heir to
:KW,(MK), a sum which he probably could
not have put down accurately on a slate,
but which had been earned in Australia
by a relative who died intestate. Lon
She Could Not A irerita It.
In the drawing room of one of Califor
nia's bonanza men, now living in New
York, there hangs a painting of a very
common country scene a girl feeding a
flock of turkeys. The money king's
dinighter says that her father cares more
for this picture than for any of the other
furnishings of his palatial home ami
often stands hi lore it lor long moments
at a time. I lis boyhood was spent in a
tiny hamlet tucked away in the Cats
kills, and when the pretty girl says, pet
tishly, "I don't seo what you find in that
tea chroino thing to admire," lie si'hs
and answers, "No, fur you never had
such a home. "New York Times.
Mn Outdone by WoniHti.
"You may talk all you like about
women being the weaker sex," said Mrs.
Snipps, "but the women of this country
did something last year that men could
"And that was?" inquired Mr. Snipps.
"Lost :o.(mmmiiii hairpins and woretho
wings of It.ouo.ooo birds on their hats."
SHE WORE THE SHOES TO BED.
A New Knglaml (ilrl'a Villous Way of
stretching Tight Footgear.
When Mr. Simpson returned from Bos
ton, he brought a lieautiful pair of shoes
laced shoes, with neat heels and pretty
toes for his daughther Ethel, and a
unanimous sigh of disapiHiintment swept
over the Simpson family when it ap
peared that these shoes were tx) small.
No one was more sincerely grieved about 1
It than Ethel's youngest sister, Evelyn,
who liked pretty shoes as much as Ethel
did, and win had been wearing a pair that
could not have leen described as any
thing but "serviceable, though plain."
Evelyn was filled with conflicting
emotions when her father said: "Perhaps
you can wear a No. 8, my dear. If so,
you may have these."
Evelyn knew that though her sister
was six years older than herself, yet they
wore the same sized shoe No. 4; but
she did not say so. She set her pretty
shoe beside her own stout, roomy one.
The proseet was discouraging.
A little later Ethel came in.
"Why," she exclaimed in surprise,
"you can almost get it on? Try it some
time when your foot is not warm and
swollen as it is now, though I suppose
apa would never let you wear them if
they went on at all hard."
The shoes stood on Evelyn's dressing
case all day and suggested to her what
must have been the feelings of Cinder
ella's sisters when thev tried to cut down
their feet to tit the magic slipper. That
evening when she was going to bed she
tried them again, and they actually went
on. They squeezed the poor little feet
as if in a vise, but thero they were, on.
About midnight Ethel Simpson was
awakened by a soft knock on her door,
and sitting in the hall outside she dis
covered her little sister Evelyn.
"Oh, Ethel don't make a noise my
feet!'' she gasped.
"Why, you have your shoes nnd stock
ings on, Evelvn. The new shoes! Oh,
you poor child!" nnd in a moment the
elder sister was bending over the suf
ferer, who had fainted away, with Binell
ing salts and a pair of scissors.
"You see," sobbed Evelyn, reviving
and watching the cutting of tho shoo
lacing with interest, "I thought if I wore
them to bed they would be on in the
morning ami I could show them to papa
and he would let me keep them. I went
to sleep, ami a littlo while ago I woke
up, and I thought I was dying.
"I almost screamed, but I didn't.
felt numb all over, and then it seemed as
if arms and legs and head were turning
into balloons. When I tried to crawl
out of bed. I knew what was the matter.
It was my feet and those awful shoes.
"I expect every ono will laugh at me,
Why, Ethel, you are crying! Don't. My
feet don't hurt me any more, and pa
will say when you tell him about it,
will be a lesson to her.' "
It was a lesson to her. She never
wore tight shoes again, but if her father
thought so he did not say it when Ethel
told the story, and no one of the family
laughed or said a word about it. A day
or two later a package came from Bos
ton for Evelyn, which contained a beau
tiful jwiir of shoes, laced, with neat heels
and pretty toes and marked "fours.
The rustic choir's greatest show was
always made in the anthem, in which
some bumpkin had geuerully a solo to
exhibit his "lusty voice. It was
splendid musical display of its kind.
People- came from a long distance to
hear it and felt so satiated that they
left without the sermon. No wonder
Shakespeare made Sir John Falstaff los
his voice with "hallooing and singing of
anthems." To be sure he was guilty of
an anachronism, for there were no an
thems in the fat knight's time, but it
may reasonably be supposed that he hud
become so impressed with this part of
the service in his own day that he
dropped into the nod which even Home
is privileged occasionally to enjoy.
The Jack Tar who explained a "han
them" to his mate on the simple priii
ciples of verbal elongation was not so
far out after all. "If I was to say to
yon," he began, " ' 'Ere, Bill, give me
that handspike, that wouldn t be a han
them; but if I was to say to you, 'Bill
Bill, Bill, give, give, give me, give me,
thst, that, that handspike, spike, spike
j spike,' why, that would be a hanthem."
I Just after this fashion did the old village
choirs tear and toss their anthem texts.
lint She Didn't Get the Hoot.
I was trvinir on a nuir of shoes, not
I many days ago, in one of the "sample"
I -i. , l:-,.!: .
IBjiue Biorcp. r inning n yiui which ptu
ticnlarly pleased me, the clerk laced up
one, ana looked lor tno otner to ao like
wise, but it could not be found. After a
vain search I was about to give it np ami
select another pair which did not please
me half as well, when I saw the edge of
the woman's skirt, who sat next me,
bulging out, and, calling the attention
of tho salesman to the fact, he extracted
the boot from under her dress.
It seems sho liked tho boots ns well lis
I did, and if she did not get them, it was
not because sho did not possess unbound
Some women get through this world
on their nerve, and this woman was one
of them. New York Herald.
The Color Jo-nl Ion.
Little boy Sterling, 5 years old. was
recently having his hair done up for the
night. lie was restless under tlui oper
ation, nnd his nurse tried to interest him
by speaking of the colored waiter who
had come that day.
"He looks as neat as a new pin, in bis
white jacket and apron," said she.
"Yes," responded Sterling, 'neat as a
new black pin."- Kate Field's Washing
ton. A imrli nn A reli It return.
The distinctive form of American archi
tecture may be seen in the modern office
"minding now so popular in most of our
large cities. It combines in the highest
degree lit illty Willi excellence mid is at
once a model of i oiiveiiienco and of
beautv. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
PEOPLE AND AFFAIRS.
Report of the Rock Creek school
for the mouth ending Feb. -4. Num.
r of pupils enrolled 40, nvernue
attendance 27. Names of pupil
neithcrabnentor tardy; Hurt Voting
arry Tigner, Claud Tigner, Jennie
igtier, Jimmy Furlong, Anthony
Silvrants. Names of nuitila not
tartly but absent: Lena Young,
iola Young, Arthur Young, Koy
oung, Willie Ilcsscr, Inez. 1 lesser.
Arthur IIolmcH, Troy llolmeH, Char
ley Tigner, Albert Furlong;, MarctiH
Furlong, Role of honor: Inez. Iles-
8er, Ana oung, Viola Young, Kd-
ie McCulloch, Maud McCuIloiii.
Albert Furlong, Gussie Holinea,
Grace Marshall, Claud Tigner, Roy
oung, Tommy, Nix, Arthur,
Iloltuet. Joanna Graham, teacher.
John M. Mackay.the famous bon-
nnzu mining man of California was
shot last Friday by M. C. Rippi an
obi timer. Mr. MacknyV wound it
not fatal. It is thought Unit Rippi
was insane, for after shooting his
victim he turned the revolver ami
shot himself through the left
breast, the following letter
addressed to the examiner was
found on his person which reads as
follows: "Food for reflection, l'uid
fl.TO for a sapphire to place on jad
ed person of his wife. A sufficient
amount to have saved . TOO of his
paupers from n tuicidal grave.
Just think of it! Inscribe it on his
Jim McNcely met with a painful
accident Saturday morning. He
was pulling one of the small brick
t . ... , , , ... .
laciory cars, loaueu Willi nliout a
ton of green brick, when his feet
slipped and the cat ran against
him, smashing his legs quite badly
No bones were broken. Courier
County Attorney Travis last
Monday dismissed the following
cases in district court for want of
evidence to convict: Slate vs. Ran
dolph Weaver, State vs. John Stakes
State vs. Myron Avery, State vs.
Jtiinn. Also the case of the State
vs. Dovcy's was dismissed, this
case isone that grew out of the
guarnishee cases. George Tressler
the complaining Jwitness failed to
put in an appearance and the cases
were taxed up to him.
SKlRETAKY KVSK TALKS.
Secretary Rusk of the department
of agriculture eaya that farmers in
all parts of the country are inquir
ing as to the probable profit of
Keep Your .Eye
SOLID COMFORT PLOWS,
BUGGIES AND SMALL FARM SAFES.
PI.A TTSMOrTM, .... NKHk'ASK
feeding corn to hogs at present. He
desires to state that the prospect of
large returns from judicious hog
feeding has never been so bright as
now. In average years it takes
ubout nine pounds of hogs, live
weight to bring the price of a bu
shel of corn. This year five pounds
of hogs bringas as much as a bu
shel of corn. If ten pounds of pork
are made from a bushel of corn,
which may betaken as a fair re
turn, then the present prices hogs
would make corn bringSTic a bushel
if fed to these animals, which is
about twice as much as it is now
quoted on the Chicago market.
Instead of sending pigs anil half
fat hogs to market, as thousands
have done only to find that such
animals were unfit for packing and
would bring but a comparatively
small price, these animals should
be kept tin the farm and fattened on
the corn which is now so cheap in
The high price of hogs is said to
be largely due to the meat inspec
tion carried on by the department
of agriculture, which opened the
market to Kurope and enabled
shippers to send the surplus hog
products out of the country.
Following this same shortage in
the hog product. The number of
hogs packed this winter is not less
than it has been previously, but
the hogs were lighter in weight, so
that there has been a much smaller
quanityof hog products prepared.
When the advance in price came
the farmers sold their breeding
stock, which cannot be replaced for
at least two years.
lie therefore thinks that it is per
fectly safe to leetl hogs under pres
ent conditions until they are fully
matured, as the shortage of hogs
products and the unrestricted for
eign markets or inspected meats
offer the best possible guaranty for
Try the'Trown" cough cure. Drown &
Biuret uuurHiitee it.
Hring your job work to this office
for first class work.
Bright Agent Wanted Quirk to Sell
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Written l.y Mr. Illaine's tnottt intimate
le-THE OFFICIAL EDITION-!
The only work KMioKSKIi tv Vice I'rcH.
Morton, Att'y (Jen. Miller, Private Sec.
Iliilfiinl, Sec. Foster nnd u hoxt of other
of Mr. llhiinc'w ( OI.I.KI.I'KS, CAHINKT Ol'
KICKKS, SENATORS, Ac; hence will outHi-ll
nn v itinl nil others FIVK To ONK. )K
MANIt IS Sini'l.Y MflK.NSK, Don't wiiwte
time on C'lienp John cutcli irmiy lionkn.
(iet the OI KK I AI. work uml HKST TKH.IS
by writing ui'iCKl.v To
11! IIIIAkl) l'l'II, CO.,
li'wny mid LociiHt St, I.oni.
or This Space
FARM IMPLEMENTS, WAGONS
A cream of tatar baking powder.
Highest of all in leavening
strength. Latest I'nitetl States
RoYAI. K A K I N 111 WM CO.,
KXt Wall St., N. Y.
Sweetheart s Face
that's my wife's you know wean
a cheerful, life-is-worth-living expres
sion, ever since 1 presented her a box ol
She is always recommending A'iri't
soaps to her friends says she is
through with experiments has just
what she needed to make labor easy,
and ensure perfectly clean clothes.
She knows what she's talking about
don't forget it.
JAS. S. KIRK & CO., Chicago.
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JULIUS : PEPPERBURG,
Nnniifiictincr of anil Wholesale
uiiil KVtuil lli'iller in the
Ihoicest Brands of Cigars.
A HILL LINK OK
MK TOBACCO AM) SMUKtllS' ARTICLES
ALWAYS IN STOCK.
PLATTSMOU I H , NfcBHASKA
rfif;oU AND POKF.K-A1N CKoVN9.
Bridge unci Fine Gold Work
DK. STKIXAl'S LOCAL n well other
iiiiiieMthetiiH Kt en for the pinnies
exlriK linn of teeth.
C. A. M A KSH A M, Kit.fnild Hlock
House Furnishing Goods
STOVES AND RANGES.
Our Muck in nil litici- i complete nnd we
invlteour friend- to come in nnd look
a through. We will enilenvor to
pleiiHc you. When in the city
cull in und see iim.
STIii:i(illT & SATTLKK,
iSuccexxofH to Henry lloeck.l
T)S1 Main Street. I'lutHiiioiith.
S. IS. IIALLccSON
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Tin. Copper and Sheet
Country Work Attended to
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U I 'J-J rs A CA TjL.
COKNKK SIXTH Al I'KAKI. M'S.
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Will i . e Kpeciiil nttctit ion to nil tmsl
entrusted to him
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