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M. Iv. TURISTER. & CO.
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in Journal Building.
Six months ...
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mnsiiltation- iu German and English.
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WM-.e. of women and children .pe-
ly occupied by Dr. Uonesteel. Telepnone
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over Ernst's hardware store.
ll. Street.-' dour neht of Hammond House,
A TTOJiXEY A T LA W,
Otllce on Olive St.
Domestic Liquors and
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Office up-stairi- in McAllister's build
iug. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
NOTARY PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCER.
Keens a full line of stationery and school
supplies, and all kinds of legal forms.
Iu'ures against lire, .lightning cyclone
,! tornnrioes. Office in Powell's Block,
.1. M. MACKAKI.AND,
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II. R. COWDERY,
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
i i. iti:3r."Eis, 3i. iK,
(Successor to Dr. C. C. A. Uullhorst )
HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN AND
Kciilar graduate of two medical col
lege Olliic up .-lairs in briek building
north ot Stale Hank. '
j. .i. .iiaucsha:.
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Land ami Collection Agent.
SST Parties desiring surveying done can
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p 11. Ki.sriiK.
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Blanket, currv Combs, Brushes, trunks,
valis.es, buggv'tops. cushions, carnage
triinmiiir". &V.. at the lowest possible
prices. Ue pair pn mptly attended to.
DEPUTY CO. SURVEYOR.
Will do general surveying in ,J a"e
and adjoining counties. Olhce with h. I .
I S. M.UKDOUK & SON,
tj Carpenters and Contractors.
Ilavehad an exteuded experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction iu work.
All kinds of repairing done on .short
notice. Our motto is, Oood work and
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
tunitv toestimate for you. iSTShop on
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Co's. store, Columbus. Nebr. 483-V
O. C. SHAJSTNOT,
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Job-Work, Boofinjj and Gutter
ing a Specialty.
SShop on Olive Street, 2 doors
noTth of Brodfcuhrcr's .lowelry btore.
LAND AND INSURANCE AGENT,
His lands comprise some tine tracts
iu the Shell Creek Valley, and the uorth
ern portion of Plntte county. Taxes
paid for lion-rosidents. Satisfaction
guaranteed. -U J"
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COL UMB US, - 2TUB.,
Packers aud Dealers in all kinds of Hog
product, cash paid for Live or Dead Hogs
Directors. R. H Henry, Prest.; John
"WiggiuB, Sec. and Treas.; L. Gerrard, S.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near
St. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus, Ne
braska. 52 6mo.
OTICE TO TEACHERS.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
Will be in his office at the Court House
on the third Saturday of each
month for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for the trausactton of any other business
pertaining to schools. 567-y
in presents given atcay.
Send us r cents postage.
rjvsirsS anu uy man 3011 vmi get
free a package of goods of large value,
that will start you in work that will at
once bring youin money faster than any
thing else in America. All about the
$200,000 in presents with each box.
Agents wanted everywhere, of either
sex, of all ages, for all the time, or spare
time only, to work for us at their own
homes. Fortunes for all workers ab
solutely assured. Don't delay. H. Hal
lett CO., Portland, Maine.
LKANDKR GKItRARD, Pres'i.
Geo. W. Hulst, Vice Pre$'t.
Julius A. Rkeu.
M. H. Henry.
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ih Promptly .tlade oi
latere! oh Time
COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES
AND DEALER IK
Furniture, Chain, Bedsteads, Bu
reau Tables, Safes. Lounges,
Sec, Picture Frames and
ISTHepairlng of all kind of Upholstery
Buckeye Mower, combined, Self
Binder, wire or twine.
Pniiips Repaired on short notice
JSrOne door west of Heintz's Drug
Store, llth Street, Columbus, Neb. S
for working people.
and we will
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uable sample box of goods that will put
vou in the way of making more money in
a few days thau you ever thought pos
sible at any business. Capital not re
quired. You can live at home and work
in spare time only, or all the time. All
of both sexes, of all ages, grandly suc
cessful. r0 cents to $." easily earned
every evening. That all who want work
mav test the business, we make this un
paralleled offer: To all who are not well
satisfied we will send $1 to pay for the
trouble of writing us. Full particulars,
directions, etc , sent free. Immense pay
absolutely sure for all who start at once.
Don't delay. Address Stikson & Co.,
A WORD OF WARNIX6.
FARMERS, stock raisers, and all other
interested parties will do well to
remember that the "Western Horse and
Cattle Insurance Co." of Omaha is the
only company doing business in this state
that insures Horses, Mules and Cattle
aainst loss by theft, accidents, diseases,
or injurj', (as also against loss by lire and
lightninc). All representations by agents
of otherCompanies to the contrary not
withstanding. P. W. HEXRICII, Special Ag't.
15.y Columbus, Xeb.
But a Grand Success.
P. BRIGHAM'S AUTOMATIC WA-
ter Trough for stock. He refers to
everv man wuo nas 11 in use. uauunur
leave orders at George Yale's, opposite
Oehlrieh's grocery. 9-6m
Livery and Feed Stable.
Is prepared to furnish the public with
good teams, bugsic and carriages for all
occasions, especially for funerals. Also
conducts a sal" stable. Ai
PLATTE CENTER NEB.,
The best accommodation for the travel
ing public guaranteed. Food good, and
plenty of it. Beds clean and comfortable,
charges low, as the Iewest. 13-y
Send six cents for
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right away than anything else in this
world. All, of either sex, succeed from
first hour. The broad road to fortune
before the workers, absolutely
sure. At once
address. True & Co.,
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rHERFS BLUE SKY OVERHEAD.
The earth is dark and drear.
There are perils In the way;
thousand little trials
To encounterjevery day:
But though full or gray and gloom
The path our feet may tread,
Look up, traveler.
There1! blue sky overhead 1
We Journey to the right.
And ire journey to the left
Aad strive to find the treasure
Of which we are bereft;
When hope has ceased to smile.
And the heart Is filled with dread.
Look up, traveler.
There a blue sky overhead I
The shadows dark may lie
All around us like a pall:
And on sad and somber scenes
May our level glances fall;
But above the things of earth
Is Love's azure curtain spread;
Look up, traveler.
There's blue sky overhead!
The summer days go by.
With sweet memories In their train.
The autumn days draw ntgh,
And the earth is drenched with rata:
But when dear deligbts are past.
And the leva of lite seem fled.
r-Lok up. traveler, . -
There s blue sity overnema:
Though underfoot the thorn
Ana briars may abound.
Though death and desolation
Encompass us around.
Though all the springs run dry
That once our pleasures fed.
Look up, traveler.
There's blue sky overhead!
Jouptdne Pollard, in N. Y. Lata.
CURIOUS TRAIT OF ANIMALS.
The Peculiar Fear of Doss Mani
fested by Panthers.
A Comical, Though Costly, Illustration of
the Dread Hogs Have of Bears
How the Porkers Were Kept
Out of a Corn-Fleld.
I have often wondered why writers
on natural history, traits of animals,
etc., have not noticed or commented on
the antipathy, or rather terror, that
some of our wild animals have toward
some one other particular species.
From observation, I know that a
panther has a deadly horror of a dog
that a person accompanied by a dog,
b.o matter how small, is safe from a
panther's attack that any dog can
tree a panther and keep him there ss
long as the dog will stay and watch
Hunters who have treed a panther
with dogs do not hesitate to move close
to and under the tree, seeking a good
shot; knowing that the beast will pay
no attentiion to them he will hare his
eyes continually on the dogs.
Some years ago while staying on a
plantation on ttie Colorado' River, in
Fayette County, Texas, a fine illustratiou
of a panther's fear of a dog occurred.
The old mother of the planter went
daily to the garden to gather vegetables
for the family and was always accom
panied by a small dog of the fice variety.
One daya party of hunters passed, and
as they rode by the garden their hounds
struck a trail in the road, sprang over
the garden fence and ran a full grown
panther from amoug the pea vines. At
that time the old lady was not ten steps
from where the brute was concealed.
He had visited the garden so often that,
in the two weeks that had elapsed since
the garden had been worked, he had
beat down a plain path from where he
rejnilarly scaled the fence to the pea
patch- The universal belief of all was
that he came daily to seize the lad', but
that he was afraid to do so on account
of her being always accompanied by her
One night I was one of a party of
coon hunters on White River, Arkansaw.
After a long, weary chase the dogs treed
their game, and when we arrived we
found them under a tree too large to
climb or to think of cutting. So we lay
down on the ground and slept until the
light of day awakened one of the party,
who naturally looked up in the tree as
he opened his eyes. He at once gave a
tremendous yell, sprang to his feet,
screamed "jump, boys, the tree is full
of panthers!" and dashed off at full
speed. We followed in no time to a
safe distance, then returned back close
enough to see three panthers in the tree.
And we had slept under that tree for
several hours. Fear of our dogs had
undoubtedly kept them from molesting
Having no fire-arms, we decided that
the occupants of the tree were not the
kind of "coon" we were after, and after
considerable trouble in getting the dogs
away, left the camp with the "cats" in
The hog has the same dread of a bear
that the panter has of a dog, and the
bear has the same fear of a man.
I speak by the card as to the bear
found in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas,
(and I venture the assertion that to-day
there are more bear, panther, wild cat
and deer in those three States than in
the same sized territory in any other
part of the Western continent.
.Let a bunch ot nogs "on the range
come onto a bear's track, or signs, or
anything that has the scent of a bear
about it, and a stampede will begin
right then, the duration of which will
depend on the wind of the hogs, for
they will run themselves down oefore
stopping, and that particular locality
will be avoided until they forget all
about it, and a bear is good for a ten
mile run if, in his wanderings, he runs
afoul of a man or his track.
Acquaintance with these facts is
turned to advantage by the farmers
who raise hogs in the swampy, vermin
abounding regions of Louisiana. The
panther and bear are both as fond of
fresh pork as a negro is of watermelon,
and are a serious drawback to successful
hog-raising in that section.
The farmers persistently hunt thevar
aint with dogs and try to keep them at
the minimum. As an additional precau
tion, the half wild bunches of hogs are
taught that thev can iret swill everv
day by coming home for it and while
eating it are, by the use of a mop on
the end of a long pole, sprinkled with
human offal which makes them safe
from brain's attacks as long as the scent
lasts, for one whiff from a properly per
fumed porker is enough to run a bear
through two counties.
I witnessed a most comical, though
costly, illustration of the hogs' dread of
a bear in the Teche country during the
Convalescent in hospital -I eagerly ac
cepted the invitation of a gentleman to
spend a few days on his plantation or
Bayou Teche. The evening we arrived
I heard the planter "blowing up" his
overseer for not having the hogs, that
ranged in the timber bordering the
swamp, out of the corn-field. The next
day the hogs got in again, and again
the overseer "caught it" "Johason, I
know the fence ispooc and iihoaW hare
been renewed Jttt. winter, bnt there's
no chance to do it now and I insist that
yoahavetheoUsin it chinked so-'aa
to keep the host mi,' or they wQT de
stroy the crap. ' '
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 24,
During this lecture two of the plant
sons roue up witn uiesmuui
bear that they had just killed on the
edo-e of the swamp, near the corn-field.
Johnson's eyes glistened as he saw the
fresh skin. "All right, Mr. Parker, Pll
keep them hogs out of the field now."
was his reply.
"Very well. Don't vou kill them,
"No, I'll not kill them."
That evening Johnson succeeded in
tolling a large boar into the lot. He
was penned and sewed up in the bear
The next day the hogs made their
regular raid on the corn-held, and then.
with all hands present to witness opera
tions, the boar was turned into the same
field. Scared badly at his "surround
ing" he rushed at full speed for his
comrades for countenance and pro
tection. Terrified at the sight of an apparent
bear charging towards them, a stam
pede ensued among his comrades, and
the finest scrub race occurred right
there that I ever witnessed.
"Booh! booh!" was the starting sig
nal and away they went at full speed,
closely pursued by their supposed ene
mv. The nearer'the bear got the faster
the bunch ran. When the leading ones
ot to the hole in the fence, where they
ad crowded in one at a time, a few
got through in regular style; but the
balance were too much pressed for time
by the demon in pursuit to await their
turn they charged the old fence, which
gave wav" and into the woods, headed
m the direction of the swamp, hotly
pursued by their handicapped comrade,
Two years afterward while walking
down the strand in Galveston I was ac
costed by the negro porter of a drug
store, who reminded me of having seen
him at Mr. Parker's, his old master, the
time they sewed up the boar in the bear
skin. "I remember vou now. Nelson.
How long after I left Mr. Parker's was
it that the hogs came back?"
"Guess them hogs mus' be runnin'
vet. niass'r. or all got drowned in de
swamp," was Nelson's reply; "at leas'
we neber seed lud nor bar of a single
one of 'em back dar up to de time I lef,
'bout two months ago." Arkansaw
A NAPLES TAVERN.
The Good Things of Life Which the
apolitan Knjoys In an Inn.
Few people live so sparingly as the
poorer Neapolitans, and none enjoy a
feast more. Every now and then the
small tradesman feels that he and his
family must have a "good time" for
once in a way. Almost anything will
serve as an excuse, but if possible he
likes to have a religious sanction fot
the excess, and this is generally easy
enough to Hud. Besides the great
festivals of the Church, there are the
days of the Saints after whom he and
his wife and his children have been
named, which he is, of course, bound
to celebrate by partaking of an extra
amount of good cheer. There is mid
Lent, which is always remembered,
even if the fast lias not been strictly ob
served, and a number of other davs in
the calendar at once suggest macaroni,
meat and merriment. Now, pleasure
for a Neapolitan means a rapid drive
111 a"n overladen cab ami an immense
dinner, both of which maybe had by an
excursion to one of these little country
taverns. To render his happiness com
plete an illumination and a display of
fireworks are also required: but
these, of course, can only be wit
Sesed when one of the churches
in the vicinity celebrates the annual
festival of its patron. At other times he
is obliged to be content with a cab and
what Sie tavern supplies. The arrival
of such a family party at once awakens
the whole household. The landlord,
who treats his habitual guests with
indifierence -and welcomes the single
wayfarer with a civility so cold as to bo
rather dubious, at once blossoms into
high spirits and -affability. The land
lady springs from the seat in which she
has" been dozing since midday to fall
into raptures over the children, the
cook fans the lire, and the waiters shake
off their languor and begin to move
fables and benches from one end of the
yard to the other, for no purpose but
that of exhibiting their zeal. As soon
as the first effervescence of the recep
tion has passed off the viands are dis
plaved, all of them in an uncooked con
dition, except the piece of beef that is
fished out of the pot iu which it is sim
mering over the fire and cut in half in
order that there may be no doubt as to
its quality. Then the dinner is ordered,
and the new-comers retire to the yard
and choose a table, which is imme
diately covered with a linen cloth,
coarse but scrupulously clean, and sup-
8 lied with huge hunches of bread and
ttle jugs or bottles of wine. In a min
ute or two more dishes of sausage and
raw ham cut in thin slices, of olives,.
pickles, anchovies, and, it may
be, of sardines, appear, and the feast
begins. It consists of macaroni, a fry,
stewed meat, beefsteaks and dessert, in
which, besides all the fruits of the sea
son, celery and the white hearts of the
Italian fennel are always included if
they can be procured. The poorest Ne
apolitan would think it inconsistent
with his dignity to celebrate a family
festival in a tavern with fewer courses,
and generally a boiled fish is inter
polated in Ihe bill of fare, aud roasted
fowls or game and some sweet dish are
added. Of each of these viands a quan
tity is provided which fills the observer
with astonishment, and yet very little is
left when the waiter changes the plates.
It must not be forgotten, however, that
as soon as each of the party had been
helped once to a dish a full plate of it is
sent to the cab driver, whom the author
ities of the hostelry have been instructed
to supply with wine. As nothing but
this wine and a piece of bread is entered
on the bill as having been consumed by
him, the master of the feast has the
unalloyed satisfaction of feeling that he
has given a fellow-creature a good din
ner without any expense to himself.
This is an especial pleasure to the Ne
apolitan, as it flatters two of his strong
est passions, his generosity and his
thrift. An Englishman is at first in
clined to think this practice a little
unfair, but he may rest assured that the
landlord is no loser by the transparent
strategeni which puts everybody into a
good humor. Saturday Review.
The Baptists of Italy have united
under the name of "The Christian
Apostolic Baptist Union of Italy,'
Rev. James Wall, of the English Bap
tists, is President, and Dr. Taylor,
American, Vice-President. Evangeliz
ing committees have been formed, a
paper is to be published and a hymn
ana.tnne book immediately prepared.
The first watch was about the size
of a dessert-plate, and was used a a
fckt cltk.eton BwiftL
Paid ! Capital,
Sirplis aid Profits,
officers and DinacTona.
A. ANDERSON, Prvf. ,
SAM'L C. SMITH, Vice Prett.
O. T. ROEN, Cashier.
J. W. EARLY,
W. A. MCALLISTER,
Torelgn and Inland Exchange, Passage
.Tickets, ana Real Estate Loans.
J.E. NORTH & CO.,
Boek Sping CosI, $7.00 per ton
Carton (WyomiBg) Coal 6.00 "
Eldon (Iowa) Coal 5.00 "
Blacksmith Coal of best quality
ways on hand at low
North Side Eleventh. St.,
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COL UMB US. NEB.
SPEICE & NORTH,
Qenaral Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific
R. R. Lands for sale at from S3.00 to S10.00
per acre for cash, or on five or ten yean
time, in annual payments to suit pur
chasers. We have also a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimproved, for sale at low price and
on reasonable terms. Also business and
residence lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstractor title to all real es
tate In Pitte County.
Improved and Unimproved Farms,
Hay and Grazing Lands and City
Property for Sale Cheap
Union Pacific Land Office,
On Long Time and low rate
EtTFinal proof made on Timber Claims,
Homestead and Pre-emptions.
S3TA11 wishing to buy lands of any de
scription will please call and examine
my list of lands before iooklnz elsewhere
B"AH having lands to sell will please
call and give me a description, terra,
0"I a'so am prepared to insure prop
erty, as I have the agency of several
first-class Fire insurance companies.
K. Y. OTT, Solicitor, speaks German.
NAHIIKL C. SMITH,
:Mi-tr Columbus, Nebraska.
All kinds of Repairing done on
Short Notice. Buggies, Wtg
ous, etc., made to order,
and all work Guar
anteed Also sell the world-famous Walter A
Wood Mowers, Reapers, Combin
ed Machines, Harvesters,
and Self-binders the
zarShoD opposite the " TattersalL" on
Olive St., COLUMBUS.
Blacksniilli aiifl Waaon Maker
A Feor Name Well-Stack To Is Better
Than the Prettiest New One.
When the first white settler entered
the Chemung Valley, about one hundred
years ago, they found the skulls of
hundreds of horses piled in mounds on
the spot where this village now stands.
According to the tradition, these skulls
had belonged to horses in the army of
General Sullivan when he made his his
torical raid upon the hostile Indian
tribes, in 1779. On the return march of
the victorious armv from the Genesee
country a portion of the troops en
camped, here. As he intended to go
down the Chemung with his forces on
rafts.General Sullivan ordered the killing
of all superfluous horses. Wild animals
devoured their carcasses, and subse
quently the skulls were heaped up by
the Indians, where the first settlers
found them. On account of this inci
dent the settlement received the natnu
of Horseheads. In 1837 the village was
Incorporated, and the name was changed
by the Legislature to Fairport, against
the wishes of most of the people. For
eight years they petitioned regularly to
have the original name restored. This
was done in 1846. No .stranger ever
comes here whose first question is not:
"Why is this place called Horse-
Citizens are always lying in wait for
strangers, and as soon as the invariable
question comes it is their delight and
recreation to tell the story, with much
detail, about General Sullivan aud the
horse-skull mounds. In fact, competi
tion in retailing the story has come to
be so close among enterprising Horse
heads people that the one who gets thf
ear of strangers first and most frequent
ly is looked up to with envy by his fellow-townsmen.
The wide-awake citi
zen has even reduced the thing to so
exact a science that he does not wait
until the stranger asks the entire ques
tion. The man who alights from the
oars here and besrins his tirst utterance
vou." need speak no further, for
citizen, lying in wait, launches the story
of Sullivan and the horse skulls at him
at onoe. The man who is now looked
upon as the smartest one in the place is
a distinguished citizen who sat up for
the three a. m. train the other night.
Two strangers alighted. They were so
sleepy they did not stop to ask why the
plaoe was called Horseheads. The wide
awake citizen collared them.
" I see you want to hear the story
about Sullivan and the horse heads."
said he. -'Give me your valise; I'll
tell you the story as we" walk over to the
It may well be supposed that the fact
that a strong effort is now being made
to have the name of the village changed
has raised a howl of indignation here.
It seems a capitalist from another plaoe
wants to become interested in manu
facturing on an extensive scale in Horse
heads. He visited the place a day or so
ago to look over the prospect and talk
with a Horseheads capitalist. After
walking about the streets awhile, and
being unable to find the man for whom
he was looking, he stepped into a sa
loon to ask where the man lived. There
were four citizens in the place. The
visitor approached the man behind the
"Will you kindly tell me "
That avus as far as he got. The four
citizens were on their feet and on all
sides of him in less thau a second. They
all addressed him:
"In September, 1779, General Sul
livan, on his return from chasing the
Indians in the Genesee country, en
camped on this very spot"
Then followed the story of the horses
and their skulls. The capitalist was
speechless with surprise.
"They got it all mixed up," said the
saloon-keeper. "Order your drink sent
to the back room and 1 11 come in and
tell you the story slow and straight."
The visiting capitalist hurried out.
Meeting a boy on the street, he said:
"My son, can vou tell me "
"Oh, ves," said the boy. "In Sep
tember, 1779, General Sullfvan "
The visitor dashed wildly down the
street and met the mau he had come to
see. This citizen explained the state of
affairs to him. Then he declared that
he wouldn't put a dollar of his money
in Horseheads unless the name was
changed. Some of them want his
money, and are working hard to induce
the people to petition the Legislature
to change the name. Patriotic citizens,
however, are outraged at the suggestion.
As one walks along the streets he sees
groups of residents discussing the sub
ject. "It is sacrilege!" some of them ex
claim. "Here, where General Sullivan
camped in September, 1779, after ."
.Then if he doesn't pas;ou he will hear
the rest of it. The movers in favor of
a ' new name want to have the place
called North Elmira. Uorseheuds (x.
F.) Cor. X. Y. Times.
THE TYPE-WRITING GIRL.
Fact aud Fiction About the Successor
The stenographer is rapidly being
succeeded by the type-writer. Men are
too clumsy to acquire great facility at
this aort of work, and it seems especially
suited to women. Tho advantages
which it possesses over the older fashion
Is that the work is finished when the
operator has reached the end. A large
element of uncertainty enters into life
when one employs a stenographer.
With the type-writing girls it is differ
ent As a rule they are busy copying
Supreme Court papers, which, by the
way, they lay aside without the slight
estregret, and they are apparently the
only people who "look with contempt
upon the Supreme Court, and begin at
once to prepare for work. The prepa
ration is the longest part of it After a
few general remarks about the weather,
she removes her rings one after the
other, looks at them carefully, places
them in an ordinary row beside the
type-writer, pulls a hair-pin out of the
forward part of her bang, examines it,
and then thrusts it with unquestioned
belligerence into the back of her head.
Then she yawns prodigiously, leans
back in her chair and says she Is ready.
When you begin she suddenly remem
bers, rises from the machine, goes to
the wash-stand, tovs with the faucets
for a few moments, touches the ends of
her fingers to the towel, then comes
back by the way of the mirror.
I have become convinced by long
experience that the average female
type-writer never rtlly cares to wash
her hands. It is a strategic subterfuge
for the purpose of affording her an op
portunity to look in the mirror. She
returns, throws herself carelessly into
the chair, and briskly puts a sheet of
paper into the machine. Having done
this, she withdraws the paper turns it
around and puts it in in that way. This
to system they sever depart from
WHOLE NO. 768.
under any circumstances. She is not
ready yet." however. At this point it
becomes necessary to open a small
drawer at the right baud side of the
type-writer, fish out a more or less
showy purse, glance critically and some
what sadly within, throw the purse back
again, and bring forth an ink orasor, a
rubber, a fruit knife aud a half eaten
apple or peach. Some one will probably
interrupt her fr a fiuiet chat, and after
that, if ypu are still there, you will be
thoroughly startled. Once under way,
an expert "type-writer is fully as fast as
the.average stenogt-apher,and when you
have liuished diclatingyou may take the
manuscript away with you. 1 have 00
.served one peculiarity about the female
type-writer. She never makes a mis
take. It is always the machine. If she
puts sixteen vowcK in the word
4tbrough,"she tir.st hiu the keyboard
violently, then raises the roof of the
structure, pokes at the type with her
first finger, indulges in some airy crit
icism of J manufacturer, brings the
whole thing together violently agajb,
and continue to make the most grievous
and absord errors with a face of utter
satisfaction ami unruffled high spirits.
She eventuallv marries the managing
clerk of the" law office. Brooklyn
KILLED BY ELECTRICITY.
The Fate of a Mux Wh ICeckletsly Han
dled an Electric Current.
John McGowan. a molder, with two
friends, stepped into the electric-light
works bust evening, aud obtained per
mission from one of the meu iu charge
to go through the works. McGowan
declared that he knew considerable
about electricity and its workings. They
entered the genera? r room from the
engine-house and goin over the north
west corner of the room stood before a
thirty-light dynamo. They stood before
the machine "for a few minutes, when
MoGowan was observed to bond down
aud reach out hi hands. Instantly he
was drawn close to the generator and
did not uttor a sound. lie was dead.
In the front part of, and well under, the
dynamo are two brass roils about four
teen inches long. To reach these one
has to make a special effort, as other
parts of the machine protrude beyond
them. They are known as the positive
and negative rods, the former receiving
from the generator the electric current
and conducting it to the insulated wire
which carries it out to all the lamps in
the circuit belonging to the machine.
The negative rod receives the current
from a similar wire that returns it from
the lights and is thereby conducted back
into the geuecrator. The circuit is thus
made complete. These two rods spring
from a cylinder on opposite sides when
they arc about four inches apart. Then
thev extend downward forming a cone
and are nearly two feet apart at the
widest point McGowau caught hold of
the positive and negative rods and was
killed as quickly as he did so. Instead
of going out over the circuit the elec
tricity took the shortest route, and was
passing out of the generator to the posi
tive rod where McGowan's rijrht hand
was, and on through his body to his left
arm and back to the negative rod and
into the machine, and so on around.
One of McGowan's friends attempted to
" For God's sake, don't do that or
you'll be killed instantly," shouted Engi
neer Wagoner as he shut down his
engine and, in his excitement, pulled
the plug in the switch-board which
breaks the electric current This last
act could have been of no benefit to
McGowan, even if he were not already
dead, as ho was at the dynamo and had
formed a complete circuit before the
switching-off point was reached. The
contraction of the muscles of the body
was so great that his legs and arms
were drawn out of shape, and his head
was drawn forward so that the chin
pressed tightly against the chest As
soon as the engines could be stopped
and it was considered safe he was taken
away from the rods. So firm was the
attraction that pieces of his skin adhered
to the rods. Syrucuse Herald.
A REMARKABLE BRIDGE.
A Structure Built by the ltouuni When
France Was Caul.
Distant about an hour's ride by rail
from Avignon is the Pont du Gard (or
"Bridge of the Gard"), a great bridge,
or aqueduct, built here by the Romans
at a time when this part of France was
occupied by the soldiers and colonies of
that people; and, next to the Colosseum
at Rome, it is considered the grandest
and most perfect piece of Roman archi
tecture now standing in the world.
It is an immense stone bridge,
stretching across the whole valley. It
consists of three rows of arches, one
above the other. In the lower row
there are six verv lanje arches; above
this is a longer row of eleven smaller
arches; and over this, thirty-five arches
still smaller. On the top of the upper
row, and forming the summit of the
bridge, is a covered aqueduct or water
way. At a little distance this vast bridge
seems almost as entire and perfect as
when first built, and we can hardly
realize the fact that it has stood there
for nineteen centuries. It was erected
solely for the purpose of carrying water
across the vallev. and was part of an
aqueduct, twentv-nve miles long, con
structed by the Romans to-conduct the
water of the springs of Airau to their
town of Nemausus, now the French
town of Nimes.
Great stones project at regular inter
vals from its sides, to the top of the sec
ond row of arches. These served as
supports to the derricks and other ma
chines by which the massive stones were
raised as the building progressed. We
can also see the square indentations in
the stone-work which were made there
to support the scaffolding of the Roman
masons. F. R. Stockton, in St. Xiclio
las. Under the Spell of a Locomotive.
A large moose deer experienced a
singular fate a few miles west of Matta
wa, on the Canadian Pacific Railway,
Wednesday. While No. 38 mixed was
coming oast at a high rate of speed the
driver thought that he observed through
the morning mist a dark object a short
distance ahead. Ever' effort was made
to bring the train to a standstill, but
without success, for the next moment
the obstruction was struck and sent fly
ing from the track. It proved to be
nothing less than a large sized moose
deer, which, becoming bewildered at
the sight of the approaching train was
utterly powerless to move from the
spot Death must have resulted instan
taneously, as its side was literally
smashed to a jelly. The antlered mon
arch weighed " 750 pounds, and is
said to be one of the largest speci
mens of the moose killed in that locality
for several years. Cer. Toronto Glob.
kates of AifcYEitTisarve;.
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RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL.
The United States Methodist Epis
copal Church has ninety-seven confer
ences and includes 25,000 clergy and
Thev are complaining in Texas that
all the professors for the State Univer
sity are chosen from other States, and
that only the porters and bell-ringers
are taken from home,. Chicago Jour'
The "Berlin Society for the Propa-
Sation of Christianity Among the Jews"
as existed for sixty-four years, and was
the instrument for bringing one thou
sand ehildrcn of Israel to the knowledge
of the Messiah.
--Rev. James White was recently
installed minister of the Presbyterian
Church, Stonebridge, Monaghan, Ire
land, in succession to his father, who
presided over the congregation for
tifty-four years. The church was
founded nearly two hundred years ago
by Patrick Dunlgjj. from Ivirkeowau,
Out of 350 Congregational churehes
in Massachusetts, 163 have responsive,
reading in some form; in 100 the peo
ple unite with the pastor in repeating
the Lord's Prayer: in sixty-one there is
ohautinr in some form, generally the
" Glory be to the Father," and in ten
the Apostles' Creed is repeated. Bos
The English Baptist Handbook tor
the current year reports that while tho
Jast ten years thore has been a decrease,
in tho numberof Baptist churches in En
gland the number of scholars in Baptist
buudav-schools has increased by about
100,000. Its total number of scholars
now is 437,187 over against 804,802
A missionary in Georgia writes:
"In live years I have organized 231
Sunday-schools, with teachers and
scholars; visited and aided 84 schools,
having 9.G89 teachers and scholars; de
livered 1.3G1 addresses; visited G,385
families; distributed 3,401 Bibles and
Testaments, and other publications to
the value of $90; traveled 24.8U0 miles
in my own conveyance." -V. 11 Exam
iner. Tho librarian of tho YounrMon
Christian Association in New York is
thus quoted: "We are nowkecpingopon
on Sunday afternoon and evening, and
the library at such times is well patron
ized. We "rive out no fiction, but re
strict the reading to more substantial
matter, such as the Bible, history and
theological treatises. There is a demand
for li"ht reading, but we do not respond
A year ago, say the Cunyregation
alist, at the completion of fifty years
from the establishment of the tirst Con
gregational church in Australia, a grand
jubilee was celebrated at Sidney, and
an etl'ort was begun to raise a fund of
S75.0U0 for denominational purposes.
At the expiration of a year 90.000 has
already been seeured. " The money U to
be used in paying debts on churches, anil
establishing a fund for aged and iuiirm
WIT AND WISDOM.
A kindness can never be concealed,
not even by repaying it
If all would realize that cruelty u
as bitter to other-; as it is to themselves,
there would be less of it practiced.
To be happy the passion must bo
cheerful and gay, not gloomy and mel
ancholy; a propensity to hope and joy
is real "riches; one to fear and sorrow,
real poverty. Hume.
"There is nothing impossible to tho
determined spirit," sa; s :i philosopher.
Evidently that philosopher never tried
to reach "up behind his shoulder to get
hold of the end of a broken Mi.spender.
" What's the price of this two-foot
rule?" asked a carpenter's boy in a
hardware store, one morning. "Thirty
six eent' was the reply. " Well, it's
too high. Why, I can get a much
longer 'two-foot rule for half that"
"Have you any good reason why
vou won't believe the witness?" asked
the justice. "Yes. sir." "Isn't he liou
it in money matters?" "Yes, sir."
"Doesn't he pav hi bills and keep his
promises?" "Yes. sir." "Then what
i- it?" "He's a fisherman." -V. Y.
- "You can do anything, if you havo
patience," said an uncle who had mado
a fortune to his nephew, who had nearly
spent one. "Water mav be parried iu
a sieve, if you only wait" "How
long?" asked "the penitent spendthrift
-Till it freezes," was the cold reply.
X. Y. Independent.
On one of the lirbt very warm days
a little girl with a pretty but close un
bonnet on went out to "pick lowers.
Her curly hair was clinging close to her
pThk. sweaty little forehead as she came
in. clutchin"r in iier rosy lingers a few
"innocents,'' two or three half-grown,
violets, and some short gnus. Shu
threw oft" her sim-bonnet. and said:
"Oh, mamma, it's dwefi'ul warm. 1 link
it's nios' time to pick fan-,.'" -Harper's
-Pa," said a Boston urchin of
S.. "couldn't Daniel Webster -knock out
Sullivan in three rounds?" The Bos
ton father did not look surprised, a
perhaps a New York father would, but
wtid: "Not much, my lad." "Wa.
Dan au n. g. slugger." pa?" "Panic
Webster wasn't a slugger at all, mf
bo. What are n talking about?
'He was a
man you were talking with call him tho
great expounder' for, then? x-
'I love vour daughter, oir," said a
bashful .swain to hi- steady company's
parent before he had mentioned tho
subject to the girl. "I'm glad to hear
vou sav , wa the old gentleman's
respoiAc. Good; give me your hand
on that!" exclaimed the pleasure-seeker.
"Well, hadn't ou better ask my
daughter for hers tirat?" wa the wio
suggestion. The young man decided
that" he had, and "immediately sought
the girl to see if he would suitor.
A Humming-Bird's Umbrella.
In front of a window where I worked
last summer was a butternut tree. A
humming-bird built her nest on a limb
that grew near the window, and we had
an opportunity to watch her closely, as
we could look" right into the nest from
the window. One day there was a very
heavv shower coming np, and wo
thought we would see if she covered her
youn- during the storm: but when the
Ifrsi 2rops fell she came and took in her
bill 0110 of two or t!rec large leave
growing clo'e to the nest; then she flew
awav. On looking at the leaf we found
a hole iu it, and in the side of the nest
was a small stick that the leaf was fast
ened to or hooked on. After tho storm
was over the old bird came back and
unhooked the leaf, and the nest was
perfectly dry. H. A., in American
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