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: ' .1 ; , < . May 6 , 1904 THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE 5
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k ; ( , BUYING RUBIES IN BURMA.
A Transaction Which Is Entered Into
i . with the Greatest Prc-
" . The peculiar business methods-
'n ; " of oriental merchants are illus.
_ Crated by the manner of buying
. ' 4 rubies ] in Burma In the .l-allliila-
" . " Hon of rubies ar'tif4ial ! } b i is not
used , the merchants holding that
. full sunlight lone can bring out
the color and brilliancy -of the
gems Sales must therefore takp
place between nine a. 111 and three
p m. , and the sky must be clear ,
says the Jewelers' 'eekly
The purchaser , placed near a
r window , has before him a large
copper plate The sellers come to
I him one by one , and each emptieR
upon this plate his little bag of ru-
bies. The purchaser proceeds 1.0
. arrange them for valuation in a
f- V number > of small heaps The first
division is into three grades , according -
cording to size ; each of these
groups is divided into three piles ,
according to color , and each of
these piles , in turn , is again divided -
ed into three groups , according to
shape. The bright copper plate
' has a curious use. The sunlight
' reflected from it through the
_ _ _ stones brings out , with true rubies .
bies , a color effect different from
that with red spinels. and tour-
malines , which are thus easily ; ;
= sepurn ted.
The buyer and seller then go
through a very peculiar l > method
. of bargaining by signs , 01' , rather ,
. , , ' grips , in perfect silence. After
l\- . . I agreeing upon the fairness of tJw
f classification , they join their !
I. right hands , covered with a hand-
, kerchief 01' the flap of a garment ,
i and by rips and pressures mutually .
f ually understood among all these
denIers , they make , modify and accept .
eept proposals of purchase and
sal < ' . . The hands are then unrov-
ered and tIle prices are rerorded.
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A glance through our
store affords many sugges-
tions to parents and friends
for the reutcmbcranccs so
appropriate at c mmcl1cc-
yr moat timc.
Our 'V.atchcs , Chains ,
rings and Brooches should
interest those near to thc
graduates , and their good
friends will also find many
acccptablc articles ill our
. - I stock of novelties , ebony
goods , souvenir spoons and I
Our prices arc as low as
f is consistent with good
j " quality and wc arc always
anxious to plcasc.
A. E. JAQUET
The Old Reliable Jeweler
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THINGS HE DIDN'T KNOW.
How the Countryman Interviewed
the Smart Young City Chnp-
Still I a. Little He Could Learn
It was a tiny village up tIle
s ta te , and among the people gathered -
ered around the stove in the "ho-
tel" office for the regular evening
session : was one young fellow , a
visitor from the city , wllos
clothes were so correct as to be almost -
most beyond the point of good
taste , and who showed by ; his conversation -
yersation that there was nothing
in city life he didn't know all
about , says the Philadelphia Rec-
The young fellow talked a long
monologue loaded with sophistication -
cation , and showing every now
and then a covert sneer for the ignorance - -
norance and awkwardness of the
countrJ'-bred person. But he was
listened to with much politeness ,
and even interest , until he seemed
to have talked himself ont. 'Yben
he paused at last a little dried.up
fellow , with sufficient wrinkles in
his face to suggest the map of the
theater of war between Russia
and Japan , said : .
'Vall , stranger , tbat's all right
about the city , but how many
teeth bas a cow ' ? "
"I can't say , " said the city
youth , looking around to see if b\
was being "guyed. "
"Huh ! Well , why is the front
wheels of a wagon smaller than
the hind ones ? " -
"I give that up , too "
"liow long does it take a , hog to
batch out its young ? "
"Ra teh ? I never knew. "
'Yhich end of a horse gets up
first ? " .
1-1 it , "
- never saw happen
By this time the spectators of
the cross.examination had drawn
close with interest.
'Vall , " said the man of wrin-
kleR , "I suppose it's all right for
you to run around the city , 'cause
there the police can take keen of
yer , but before .reI' come to the
country agin yes 'anter git some
one thet's got the time to teach
yes , so's yer can learn a thing or
American Cash That Goes Abroad.
That Americans contribute in
no inconsiderable degree to the
material prosperity of Europe is i
P\'jdf1IlPed by the number of tour-
ists from this country ; that annually -
ally cross i he .Atlantic. The Sta-
tistiral Abstract of the United
States for 1O3 ! ) casts some interesting .
esting light on this matte According -
cording to the Statistical Abstract
l GS,211 cabin passengers were
carried away front United States
ports during 1)03. ! ) ( ) The showiIig
is impressive , however , as giving
a slight idea of the amount of
American money that annually
finds its way into European cof-
fers. 'Yhile the expenditures are
as varied as the number of tourists
ists a conservative estimate
places the average sum for each
at Si00. This being the case , it
will be seen that upward of $100-
000,000 is thus spent annually by
Ammicans.-Detroit ; Free Press.
DOES YO UR HOUSE
NEED PAINTING ?
No matter where you have been buying ,
cone to us this time and let : lIS figure on '
the ; job. Let us show you our latest designs
and ' newest tOlnbinations. \'Ve'tvil gladly
be of service to you in the selection of your
Wall Paper if you desire. We can furnish
you the Plate Chair or Photo Rail Room ,
mlcling < ; : and Beading to match our Papers
\Ve also carry a full line of Mixed Paints
Lead and Oils , _ Glass , Varnishes and
White's Wall Paper Store
Falls City , Nebraska
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Foes for Nearly a. Century
Ever since thc fall of Napoleon
momentous rivalry between England -
land and Russia has grown.
\Vhether right 01' wrong in her
policy , England has never failed
in a crisis to attack Russian in-
terests. It was so in the group of
questions affecting Turkey and
Russia's desire to reach the sea
by way of ConstantinopJe. And
now that the Slav has finally
reached the Pacific where ice does
not seal l1P hiG commercial and
naval outlet several months of the
year , he confronts the same foe.
-nTlwrever he turns he meets
, Eng- -
land-in Turkey , in China , in Tl1ib-
et , in Persia , everJ'where-Spring-
field ( Mass. ) Repuhlican. } .
The Ladies Auxiliary to Steele
Cemetery association invites you
to sample the menu at King
soda fOUll Lain.
NO RED-HEADED DOLLS.
Made in Marvelous Variety Other-
wise , They Are AU Blondes
o r 'n."f.f."D
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"Dolls , " said a dealer in' such )
things , according to the New York
Sun , "are made in marvelous YD.
riety And yet there are no retl
heads among them. All are either
blondes 01' brunettes.
"You never though of this before
fore ? Vel' ' not But if ' I
Very ; likely you
look through any stock : of dolls \
anywhere , you will find it to bl'
true that there are no red.headed
"They might be made that way
of course , if they were wanted , as
easily as they could be made wit } )
blonde 01' with dark hair , but
there is no demand for them"
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The Ladies Auxiliary to Steele
Cemetery association will have
charge of the opening the soda
fountain at Kings pharmacy Sat-
urday. _ A fine lot of drioks will
Makes Eye Quiok.
There is no athletic game that
has so increased in popularity in
so short a space of time as hand
ball. Handball is a particularly '
healthful 1 and exhilarating sport
It gets into play all the big muscles -
cles of the body and imparts quick.
ness to the eye. .
Problem in Millinery.
" 'Vhv , oh , wliy ! " remarked the
observer of events and things ,
"will a woman : smile with delight . , '
when she sees a hat in a milliner's
window and frown when she sees . .
the same hat on her neighbOl'
hea.d . ? " - Y OnkCl'R Statesman.
Large Storage Room Needed.
Tom-I had all the conceit
taken out of me yesterday
Dora-Indeed ! And where did
they find room to put it all 1-11.
The taste tells. For proof
visit the opening of Kings soda
1 : : THE BEST IS NONE TO 0000 ) '
CAN HANDLE A
We have sold more
high class decorations
in WALL PAPER
than all combined.
BAXTER & CO
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