The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, October 28, 1896, Image 1

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WAS of good and
respectable parent
age," began the
burglar, "and was
given a more than
ruinary education,
ordinary education,
was at work in one
of the principal
safe manufactories
of the United
States. I had al-
"Js a natural taste for working in
metals, and vras now in a position to
1 gratify, my ambition to become an ex-
pert in the business. At the age of 24
. I was selected from the force of thir-
ty hands to expend all my time and tal
. cnt in one particular branch of the
work, namely, the locks and doors.
This was many years ago and the mod
era Improvements had not been dream
ed L But several kinds of comblna-
patented and one of the best of these
I was placing upon our hardened steel
"doors. No ordinary burglar, however,
would have thought of wasting his
time and taking the risks with such
a lock; co'neequently, our sale of safes
. was large and profitable.
"I was receiving a good salary for
-My. special work and imagined, like
many others In life, that I was a favor-
-lte of fortune and that it would always
"From the position I occupied It was
lasy to fall into the companionship of
.the sons of the wealthy classes, and
io drift with them into expensive if
not objectionable habits. The allur
ing games of chance soon fascinated
me with their golden favors. Intem
perate habits in everything, together
with'loss of sleep, soon unfitted me for
a fair day's work and I was discharg-
ed. Going from bad to worse I soon
found myself the welcome companion
of thieves and gamblers, and often not
knowing where my next meal was to
come from.
. "Wandering aimlessly about the city
with a favorite companion one day, we
were passing the shop of an under
taker. My chum called my attention
to -a, safe, which stood near a desk
'and fronted the open door of the office,
and. suggested that it might contain
money, of which we were both in great
"That lock and door are both my
own make,' said I, as we halted a mo
ment to glanco at it, and I can open
it In Jive minutes.'
"'You don't say that you can open
that safe door in five minutes without
knowing the combination of the lock?'
aid my friend, with astonishment
"I certainly can,' I answered, 'al
though the game might be too small
for the risk. If we could get into the
room, it's possible 'twould pay to look
into it, on account of this smallpox
epidemic. Notice that the back door
is open,' I continued. 'That door opens
into an alley. In passing here before
when that door was closed, I've noticed
a heavy lock on it and there's an iron
bar across it on the inside.'
"'Let's wander around to the alley
and -look over the situation,' said my
companion, 'and maybe we can get in
"The alley seemed deserted. Coffins
and their rough cases and rich burial
caskets, finished and unfinished, stood
at an incline against the wall, and on
low tables the entire length of the
room were long lines of those finished
'for Immediate use, silently waiting
their occupants.
"As my eye took in the situation, I
conceived a bright idea. Taking the
arm of my pard. I hurried him away
and, when by ourselves, told him my
'plan and the case with which that safe
might be examined.
"'I shall put on my rubber shoes,"
aid I, 'and sneak in that back door
some time before it is closed for the
night Then I'll crawl under one of
those low wide tables, where nobody'U
notice me. If I'm discovered, I'll play
the dead-drunk dodge. At precisely
midnight, I'll enter the front office and
open the safe. At that hour exactly
" I shall expect you to be on the watch
in the alley or hallway on the other
side of the street You shall give me
a certain signal that you are there,
and we'll agree on another should any
person pass the building when I'll get
out o sight Anotner wbistle shall
signify that the -coast is clear. We may
'get only a little jag. and then again we
may get -a good big pull.' "
"I had quietly crawled under the
table. Soon afterward, the rear door
of the building was closed, barred and
locked for the night Customers and
others were coming and going, and
, coffins were selected and removed
within a few feet of me until after 11
o'clock. I began to think I was to be
a' prisoner for the night
"Just as I could hear talk of closing
up the establishment an elderly man
hastily entered and in low tones con
versed with one I imagined to be the
proprietor. I caught a few words. 'It
was impossible for me to get here ear
liar,' he was saying, 'but here's the
money I collected this afternoon; and,
from my hiding place, I looked toward
the desk and saw a roll of bank notes
pass to the hand of the funeral direc
tor, who quietly deposited it in the
safe. The knob clicked as it fastened
the bars In place and then all parties
passed .out of the building, leaving the
as gas Jet full blaze in the office.
"The instant all was quiet on the
street, I crawled out from under my
conta table. Quickly taming off the
gas. I waited for the low whistle of
y pal, hearing which, I went to work.
"With my dark lantern in one band,
last f.ssy f ve minutes I had all th I
J if1'.1"
valuable contents of that safe in my
pocket, had relocked it and was cau
tiously unbarring the rear door. That
done, and the key withdrawn, I dodged
back Into the office, listened an instant
and heard the signal from my pal that
the street was deserted. Then I quickly
relighted the gas jet, glided through
the rear room and stepped Into the al
ley. I was careful to c!o3e the door
after me, and plainly heard the iron
bar fall into its place in the bracket as
I did so I had placed it in such a po
sition that I knew it would when the
door closed. Then I locked it and
placed the key in my pocket
"Everything was absolutely as when
the proprietor left the building, save
the fact that the key to the rear door
was missing also the small matter of
the contents of that safe.
"That small roll of bank notes con
tained $350, and I found $45 more in
another drawer a fair night's work
for two penniless thieves.
"ut le.gods and.UUlc fishes!: what
M-iaextricable nimpii" It'T1tlcke4tip
In that firm. There were three part
ners, and, as everythlnp was found in
such good condition the following
morning, with the single exception
that the man who locked the alley door
in the evening must have placed the
key in his pocket and should account
for its loss, it was supposed and talk
ed of openly that, for some unknown
reason, the firm had robbed Itself, as
no outside party could have entered,
worked at the safe with the gaa burn
ing the police on duty testified that
it was burning constantly that night
and left the building with the safe
locked on the same combination and
with every door locked or barred. De
tectives employed laughed at the idea
of any outside parties' being Impli
cated and winked significantly at each
"Ths business has since changed
hands and the newcomers are more
careful with the premises.
"I never made such an easy haul be
fore, nor have I since," concluded Mr.
Burglar, laughing heartily.
Th. Scientific Itojioat for Oar Mine
Mutecm rarlosltles.
Three weeks ago the Journal pub
lished a very interesting illustrated ar
ticle on the medical diseaees which pro
duce the -strange freaks of nature aeen
in the dime museums. By error the
material in the article was credited to
Dr. J. C. McGuire, an eminent physl
sian of Washington. Some of the facts
were obtained from a pamphlet,
"Freaks, as pertaining to Diseases of
the Skin," written by Dr. McGuire and
read originally before the Medical So
ciety of the District of Columbia last
February. The illustrations and many
of the deductions and statements were
not, however, from Dr. McGuire, and
for this reason he writes to have the
Journal state that the article published
was not his. New York Journal.
A Qcar:er Acre Lot in Clilraco.
The history of a quarter acre lot in
Chicago reads like a romance. In 1S30,
when the population of the city num
bered fifty souls, this quarter acre of
raw prairie was worth 20. At $1.50
per day a man could have earned in
13 1-2 days enough to buy it outright
To-day it is worth $1,250,000. As the
report of the Illinois Bureau of Sta
tistics puts it: Six hundred average
Illinois farms would not now exchange
for that quarter acre of rare prairie
land, and nearly 3,000 years of the labor
of one man would be required to buy
it If 500 years before the Christian
era some man had obtained employ
ment at the equivalent of one dollar
and fifty cents a day. had, like some
wandering Jew, been preserved through
all the vicissitudes of the centuries,
had been miraculously sustained with
out expense for any of the necessaries
cr luxuries of life, had done his work
regularly from that day to this 300
days In the year without losing a day,
and had hoarded all his wages, his sav-
ings would not yet be enough to buy
this quarter acre of prairie land at the
mouth of the Chicago River.
Comparative Mortality of the World.
An eminent Italian statistician has
been making inquiries into the compa
rative mortality of the countries of the
world, and he has arrived at some In
teresting conclusions. The death rate
per 1.000 inhabitants in 1892-94 was as
follows: Australia, 13.2; Sweden, 17.2;
England, 1S.3; Scotland, 18.4; Ireland,
1S.5; Holland, 19.6; Switzerland, 20.1; .
Belgium, 20.2; France, 22.3; Germany, I
23.7; Italy, 25.7; Austria, 27.9; Hun
gary. 33.3. All thes countries except
France and Ireland have reduced their
death rate during the last twenty years.
In Ireland it has increased, and in
France it has remained stationary. In
France, too, the death rate of persons
in the prime of life is higher than in
most other countries, and shows no
tendency to decrease. In England the
mortality is feeble in childhood and
youth, relatively strong in the prime
of life and old age, but is gradual
arrom laauys BMnapmni.
ad irisuman uu cuiei occupaura
in life has been rock blasting obtained
a position on a farm, and was one day
seated outside vigorously churning
butter with an old fashioned churn.
Two former companions passing by ,
caught sight of him, and, after stopping ;
to contemplate the situation a moment
one of them suddenly exclaimed: J
"Pon me conshinse, Terrence, but '
T .-
there's McManns, and he's gone crazy,
sure enough! He's sittin dbere wid a
wooden dhrill, preparin' to put a blasht
face." Indianapolis JournaL
She "I don't see how. you ever came
to proposee to me, in the first place, if I
am so utterly distasteful to you. I
gave you no encouragement" He.
"Oh, yes, you did. You turned the gas
down so low that I could net see your
face." Indiacapolic Journal.
Th nand of a Qu-en.
A delicate piece of sculpture s a
model of Queen Victoria's hand, which
is still a very handsome one, and is
said to have signed more important
state papers and been kissed by more
important men than the hand of any
other queen that ever lived.
The brooch continues to be a pomv l
Iar article of jewelry,
10 ISI 0C1 IN
A submarine boat haB at last been in
vented which disposes of the question of
power and speed by a novel method.
Hitherto experiments in this line have
been met by the difficulty of placing
powerful engines in a small compass,
where there is little air, and room, and
where the disposition of the smoke has
created serious obstacles to complete
submersion for any considerable length
of time.
Now, however, not only has a sub
marine boat been invented which will,
as Its inventor claims, propel itself
through the water with less waste of
power than any boat hitherto designed,
but which is alleged to be able to ac
complish the voyage from Europe to
America in the incredibly short time of
twenty-eight hours: ?r
That is the rate of speed which Mr.
Apostoloff, a Russian electrical engin
eer residing in London, claims to have
been developed by the novel submarine
boat built by him after long study and
at much expense. The craft which he
has built differs from all others of its
kind in the process by which it is
shoved through the water.
Hitherto all experimenters with sub
marine boats have adopted the screw
principle, and the craft which they
have designed were, in respect of loco
motion, no different from the ordinary
tug to be seen on the' North River. All
uniformly adored the stern screw,
which has not been improved in any
important particular since it was de
signed by Ericsson.
Placed on a submarine boat, how
ever, the stern screw developed weak
nesses which were not manifest when
it was applied to the ordinary craft
that float on the surface. In a subma
rine boat the entire surface of the
structure offers friction and resistance
to the water, whereas in a floating boat
only the submerged parts offer such re
sistance. A submarine boat of 100 ton3 dis
placement offers thus more than three
times the frictional surface of a boat of
similar capacity floating in the ordi
nary manner. At the same time when
the stern screw i3 applied, there Is no
corresponding Increase of power.
Mr. Aposto'off has met this difficulty
by entirely dispensing with the stera
screw. He has made his boat the screw
He has adopted the principle of the
Doring worm. The boat which he has
designed worms its way through the
water as truly as the ship's worm
works from end to end of .a plank by
turning its body Into a boring ap
paratus. There is no stern screw in the sub
marine boat which Mr. Apostoloff has
designed. In its place there only ap-
Dears a huge rudder, capable of raising
or lowering the boat in the water, and
" deflecting It from side to sine, as tae
teersman may wish.
About two-thirds of the outside
surface of the boat revolves around a
Bhaft which runs from end to end of
the craft To this outside surface a
tcrew flange is fastened.
Thus, from the bow to a point con
siderably aft of midship3, the exposed
surface of the boat acts as a huge pro
pelling screw. The entire boat v.orks
rorward or backward, with oardly any
waste of power, as truly as if it were
working in a groove specially cut to
at It
At the point where the revolving sur
face of the boat terminates the fixed
portions of its body commences. The
revolving parts of the boat constitute
more than one-half of its exposed sur
face. But it is only the outside shell that
revolves. Inside the shell 's the real
body structure of the boat, and that re
mains fixed, hanging on its shaft in a
permanent position.
The machinery which turns the for
ward part of the boat is stationed aft,
but the whole inside of the structure is
apen to the submarine navigators, who
may walk from end to end of their
strange craft without discomfort The
nrincinles of eomnressert air of watur
-- ..y - .-..
condensation, of smoke combustion and
0f economy of fuel are adopted in this
strange craft -much as they have been
byoJier experimenters in the same line,
it is claimed by the inventor that
where the ordinary submarine boat
0sing a strn screw would make a jour.
ney of fifty miles beneath the ocean (a
tning at few of them have succeeded
in doine). his hoat rnM anrnmniiiiTi
the journey from Europe to America
in the same time. Mr. Apostoloff does
not claim that his boat can stay under
water much longer than other subma
rine boats, but he claims that it can
outstrip any craft of the kind yet de
signed, and that the time will come in
the near future when it will be adopted
as a means of warfare by every civil
zed nation on earth.
The possibilities which this invention
opens up are interesting and romantic'
It is claimed by the inventor that so
well has he economized force, wrecks
of treasure ships lying at the greatest
depths are within easy reach of his
But a few minutes, he saye, would be
required to descend from the surface
and steam to the bottom of the ocean
"n its deepest parts. There wrecks
night be explored, strange fish cap
tured and new forms' of submarine life'
"By means of electric light furnished
from dynamos connected with hte" en
gine, the bottom of the ocean m'gat'tto'r;
illuminated not only at night biit in
places too deep for the daylight jto
penetrate. The submarine expiorer
might step from this boat to the bot
tom of the ocean, carrying in an alumi
num case strapped to his shoulder a
supply of compressed air sufficient to
last him several hours. i
This aluminum case might, through
a small tube, supply power to an sir
gun specially, designed for submarine
use. Thus a new form of hunting might
h r.rnvlilpfl
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ine suomarine explorer, nts ,fSf&
weighted down with lead, his head.ep;;
cased in a diver's.helmet properlr
plied, with jvalTa.1jtpmkUkJ-;
cape of the vitiated air, might roam
for hours on the bottom of the ocean,
noieelessly approaching the strange an
imals supposed to inhabit the greatest
depths and dispatching them by means
of this newly designed weapon.
Mr. Apostoloff says that the after
part of his boat can be supplied with
a great pane of thick plate glas3, ca
pable of resisting high water com
pression. When the boat has descended
to a great depth and It is desired to
sec what the passing submarine land
scape may show, the covering may be
slid back from th(3 pane of glass, and
the explorers may look out upon the
novel sights presented by these unex
plored regions.
Comfortably seated In easy arm
chairs, the navigators of his craft can
touch a button which will throw a
flood of electric light through the thick
pane of glass, illuminatir; the ocean's
bed at its greatest depths. Thus for
hours they may, says he, recline at
etse, as if they were in a Pullman
car, and look out upon strange, new
spectacles that present themselves to
their view in rapid succession.
Here a wreck, there a great levia
than, then, perhaps, the Atlantic cable,
again some huge crustacean, may be
presented to the gaze of the submarine
voyagers using his boat, and he even
claims that priceless pearls may thus
be found and that untold treasure 3
within the easy reach of the daring
To build and thoroughly equip a boat
of this kind wiil, says Mr. Apbstoioff,
cost 100,000. Only a very rich man
could afford a pleasure craft of this
But it has been pointed out by the
inventor that the possibilities of fame
and pleasure afforded by this means
far outstrip any to be found In other
lines of expenditure. The young mil
lionaire seeking novel adventure and
fame, says Mr. Apostoloff, could find no
better means of achieving his ends
than by th? construction of such a
He might, he 6aye, invite a select
company of scientific men and con
genial friends for a summer submarine
cruise. The scientific men could Mnd
strange new forms of life, and perhaps
discover the missing link so eagerly
sought for by Darwin during the voy
age of the Beagle.
The trip they could subsequently
write about, conferring lasting fame
upon their patron. The latter might
arouse himself with his friends by tak
ing short submarine hunting trips, find
ing ever new forms of life to study and
The amazing speed which he says his
boat has developed will, says the in
ventor, place the shore at all times
within easy reach of the voyagers:
From the middle of the Atlantic a run
of fourteen hours under wat;r would
at any time place them within a port
either in Europe or America, and thus
the plunging boat, as its inventor calls
it, could at any time be almost in touch
with the outside world.
Experiment, says Mr. Apostoloff, has
convinced him that his boat can-navigate
the surface of the seas almost as
quickly as when completely submerged.
But he says she has been specially de
signed for travel beneath the surface,
where his novel propeller will find com
plete grasp upon the surrounding ele
ment Aatiqalty of Barat-Wood Dscoratloa.
It would be impossible to state posi
tively when this art was Crat prac
ticed. Burnt panels have been found
in various parts of Europe, set into
ancient furniture, chimney pieces and
wainscoting. In the museums of
Europe there are marriage chests, cof
fers and panels dating from the fif
teenth century or thereabouts, upon
which a species of low-relief wood
work, not unlike the so-called "fret
.saw" work of to-day, has been applied
or chiseled out, the flat surface being
richly ornamented with fine traceries
unmistakably burnt with heated points.
Some years ago a New York artist,
while wandering through the seashore
villages of Wales, found in a peasant's
hut a rare panel of burnt wood work
of the Italian renaissance (about the
fifteenth century). The fisherman had
found it on the beach, where it had
drifted froTP some wreck. In the sac
risty of the little octagonal church of
Sant' Ercolano at Perugia are some
ancient chests which were quaintly dec
orated with not Irons some 400 years
Hak. Sratimental Tobacw
tariebe. for th. Larer.
The wrists of the long evening glovci
;ilie knowing are no longer thrust in-
gne ragbag when the lingers hat
me incapacitated for further scr-
The most dainty and unique to
pouches are evolved out of these
swrtata, and the sentiment which has
always attached to milady's glove lends
smjtdded ana piquant charm to such a
pffc 'Indeed the fad for these tobaccc
pimchea bids fair to outdo all reviotu
iWSTenirs, and the young man forttt
njit enough to receive one cherishes
l.with the most tender pride. They
arsy however, delightfully simple and
Ms? of construction. They may be em
ltntdered, painted Iti Water colors or
Mttfsevercly plain, according to the de
jlres of affection1 with which she re
Bbtb the proposed recipient of her
Jwfiiwork. One of the prettiest, is. of
-sjftts kid plentifully besprinklea witb
vioIetsT'the gloves 'having graced-aif
especial occasion where the donor wore
violets, the gift of the present owner of
the pouch. So much of sentiment, how
ever, is not at ail a necessary accdm
panimeht of the souvenir. The top of
the bag has narrow slits cut in it, and
through these slits ribbon is run
around twice, by which the pouch is
drawn together like an old-fashioned
bag or purse.
A French Gorerntrient fc6hiriiUlo:ier
Cfmnrri the Conduct 6f (jfflclal Cat.
The French Government has just had
occasion to appoint a commission to in
quire into the grievances of the cats in
its employ. Their report is an amus
ing exhibition of official stupidity, and
will rouse a righteous indignation in
the bosom of all friends of the useful,
mouscr. It appears that cats are kept
in 6ome of the French military maga
zines to keep down the surplus popula
tion of rats and mice. Their food is
regulated by ministerial decree accord
ing to circumstances, aiid at present
there is a regulation in force author
izing an expenditure of 2 centimes
per cat per diem. But this does not
seem enough, as the unfortunate Gov
ernmental "cats have grown extremely
thin, so at last the Ministry appointed
specialists to inquire into the matter.
These have gravely reported that "the
cats of the army are very slow to ac
custom themselvea to the diet pre
scribed by the Government circular.
ThU3 they seldom eat bread, and "never
lap up greasy water unless actually
driven thereto by the pangs of hunger,
so that they are dying off or else aband
oning the military magazines."
Ha Is Entertainml Without Clitrg-3
the nest Kejtanr.i:!t3 or Paris.
"Chocolat," is a Parisian canine curi
osity who has been attracting much
public attention of late. He is no
body's dog, but has managed to play
his cards so well that he can lunch at a
fashionable restaurant near the Ma3e
leinand dine in an equally select eating
establishment in the Bois de Boulogne.
Recently somebody has given him a
brass collar, Inscribed with the words,
"Chocolat, the philosophic dos, who
has no master." The animal managed
to obtain free meals in the restaurants
by killing rats. He is also to be seen
occasionally at the cafe concerts in he
Champs Elysees, but nobody knows
where he sleeps. He is sometimes ar
rested as a vagrant, but his collar soon
obtains for him a epeedy release lioa
Here Is a Xame for a B liy Girl.
The following list of female charac
ters in Shakespeare's works, arranged
alphabetically, offers valuable sugges
tions for the mothers of baby sirls,
says the New York World: Adriana!
Aemilia, Alice, Anne, Andromache,
Beatrice, Bianca, Blanch(e?), Bona,
Blanca, Calphurnla, Cassandra, Celia,
Ceres, Charmian, Cleopatra, Con
stance, Cordelia, Cressida, Desdemona,
Diana, Dionyeza, Darcas, Eleanor, Eli
nor, Elizabeth, Emilia, Francisca, Ger-
trade, Goneril, Helen, Helena, Herraia,
Hermione, Hero, Hippolyta, Imogen,
Iras, Iris, Isabel, Isabella, Jacquenet- .
ta, Jessica, Joan, Juliet, Juno, Kate, '
Katnenna, Katherine, Lavlnia, Lu
cetta, Lucinia, Lychorida, Margaret,
Margery, Maria, Mariana, Marina, Mi
randa, Mopsa, Nerissa, Osiavia, Olivia,
Ohelia, Patience, Paulina, Perdita,
Pljgbe. Phrynia, Portia, Regan, Rosa
lind, Rosaline, Silvia, Tamora, Thaisa,
Timandra. Titania, Ursula, Valeria,
Venus, Viola, Violenta, Virgilia and
A Story of Frof. Herkonier.
Here is a story of Prof. Herkomer,
the English royal academician, from
the Home Messenger. The artist has
an old father who lives with him in his
splendid home at Busbey. In his early
life he used to model in clay. He has
taken to it again; but his fear is that
soon his hands will lose their skill, and
bis works will 6how the marks of im
perfection. It is his one sorrow. At
night he goes to his early rest, and
when he has gone Herkomer. the talent
ed son, gees into the studio, takes up
his father's feeble attempts and makes
the work as beautiful as art can make
it. When the old man comes down in
the morning he takes the work and
looks at it and rubs his hands and says:
"Ha, I can do as well as ever I did."
lie Was Bra at ths Histor'a Tows of
fiettyslmrcr, ra.. la 1840 lias a Bril
liant War Record as a Volaateef Sal
Clarkson, who was
recently elected
commander - chief
of H19 Grand Army
of the Republic,
was born at Get
tysburg, Pa., in
1S10. He was edu
cated three miles
from the great bat
tlefield of Antietam.
He enlisted Auril 16, 1861 within two
Lhoura. after the appearance .of Presi
dent Lincoln's call lot izpw men iw
three months in company A, First Il
linois Artillery. He went to Cairo;
served under Gen. Grant there; re-enlisted
for the war July 16, 1S61, was
promoted Dec. 1, 1S61, to adjutant of the
Thirteenth Illinois Cavalry; served
with that regiment and on the staff of
Gen. John W. Davidson, participating
in the battles with that command on
the march td Helena and Little Rock,
Ark. He was assigned to command it
during the Arkansas campaign In
August, 1S63, he assisted In raising the
Third Arkansas Cavalry of Union white
meft of that state; was promoted to
major and commanded the regiment
until nearly the close of the war, par
ticipating in nearly all of the battles
in Arkansas Under Gen Steele.
He went to Nebraska, settling in
Omaha, with his brother, tlie late
Bishop Clarkson, in March, iS66. and
has lived in that state for nearly thirty
years. He was postmaster of Omaha
under President Harrison s last admin
istration. Major Clarkson was on the executive
committee of the National Council of
Administration, G. A. it., for three con
secutive years, and was elected depart
ment commander of Nebraska by ac
clamation at the encampment in Feb
ruary, 1890. He has also besn com
mander of the Loyal Legion of Ne
Monkftr at Vdr in tli TrantTaat
Captain & Mos3, who recently re
turned to London from the Transvaal,
tells this story of the monkeys who
work for him in the mines: "I have
twenty-fcur monkeys," sold he, "em
ployed about my mines. They do the
work of seven able-bodied men, and it
is no reflection upon the human la
borers to say that they do a class of
work a man cannot do as well as they.
In many instances they lend valuable
aid where a man is Useless. They
gather up the small pieces of quartz
that would be passed unnoticed by the
workingman, and pile them up in little
heaps that can easily be gathered up
in a shovel and be thrown in the mill.
They are exceedingly adept at catching
the little particles, and their sharp eyes
never escape the very things that the
human eye would pass over. When I
went digging gold I had two monkeys
that were exceedingly interesting pets.
They were constantly following me
about the mines, and one day I noticed
that they were busily engaged in gath
ering up little bits of quartz and put
ting them In piles. They seemed to en
joy the labor very much, and would go
to the mines every morning, and work,
there during the day. It did not take
me long to learn their value as laborers,
and 2 decided to procure more. So I
immediately procured a number, and
now have two dozen working daily in
and about the mines. It is exceedingly
Interesting to watch my two pet mon
keys teach the new ones how to work,
and still stranger to see how the new
comers take to it. They work Just as
they please, sometimes going down in
to the mines when they have cleared up
all the debris on the outside. They live
and work together without quarrelling
any more than men do. They are quite
methodical in their habits, and go to
work and finish up in the same manner
as human beings would do under sim
ilar circumstances.
Drunkards In Tnrkcjr.
This reminds us that the Turks, who
are mentioned occasionally in the
newspapers, have a singular manner of
resulatin? drunkenness. If a Turk.
overtaken with wine, falls down in the
street and is arrested by the guard,
he is sentenced to the bastinado; this
punishment is repeated as far as the
third offense, after which he 13 regard
ed as incorrigible and called "imper
ial drunkard," or "privileged drunk
ard." If he is then arrested, he has
only to name himself, mention his
lodging, say he is a "privileged drunk
ard," he is released and sent to leep
upon the hot ashes of the baths. Thus
does Pouqueville instruct U3. But cup
pose that the privileged drunkard is
suffering from a still or a numb and
cannot give his name, address or sta
tion? What then? Of what avail his
honorary title? Boston Journal.
Still Waiting-.
"I am waiting, only waiting
Where the shadows do not falL
After long anticipating,
For an early formal call;
I am waiting, only waiting,
Where tbe icy waters roll.
Keep me not anticipating,"
Sang the lonely old North Pole.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Why under the sun does Whimper
ly want a divorce? His wife bad a
great deal of money when he married
her." "And she ha3 It yet That's the
j wholo trouble." Detroit Free Press,
s Voluntary Sta'smsnt.
from th HenM. Juniata, Kefr,
1 wish to call attention to a volun
tary statement made ta my presence
by one who fo fweBty-fotir yars suf
fered the most xctttemtlag pains from
Inflammatory Rheumatlss. together
with St Vitus dance, and now w
thoroughly cured. Talsady. Mrs.
Matilda Vanatta. of Juniata. Nras
ka is wall-known here, and ahe e-;er-fully
gave this statement regardhv?
her long Stiflerlng and iaal recovery.
Mrs. Vanatta said sue contracted the
rheumatism when J JjgJ
years of age. that she r,sj""f. ,-",
worse as years passed by. ttflUl she
was considered a hopeless invalid, ker
life being despaired of by her friends,
and her relatives at one time were
called In. supposing her time had real
ly come. During all this time she was
under the constant care of different
physicians, and had tried every known
remedy that was recommended tor her
disease, until a fortune was spent, and
no relief obtained. She said It would
be hard to estimate the Amount of
medicines she had taken.
They had almost given up hope ot
ever finding a cure, when hechanca
to see an advertises; -, w
Hams' Pink Pills for Pale People. 8hs
asked her husband what he thought ot
that remedy, and he said they could
only tell after a trial. So a box was
purchased for fifty cents, j and the usa
of this remedy begun. Before the hoc
of pills was gone she began to leu
relief. She stopped all other medicine,
- . t. .w nlnn frnm ttl&t tinto OB,
and now. as a result of these pills, she
Is a well woman, does oil her own
work, and is happy, and praises th
time when that advertisement cam
her way. She says she will worn-
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any like disease, above anything else,
and 13 willing and anxious to give a
statement to any one that Is troubles
with the dread disease, that they too
mtrht enjoy health through the use of
Drf Williams' Pink Pills for Pale Peo-
P This is to certify that the above
statement of Mrs. Matilda Vanatta. of
Juniata. Neb., was voluntarily mad
in person, before me this 3rd day of
June, 1SH. (sisnefl , R p HILU
Justice of the Peace,
Juniata, Neb.
Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pal
People arc considered an unfailing spe
clflc for such diseases as locomotor
ataxia, partial paralysis. St Vitus'
dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism,
nervous headache, all diseases result
ing from vitiated humors In th blood,
such as scrofula, chronic erysipelas.
etc. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold
by all dealers, or will be sent postpaid
on receipt of price, 60 cents a box or
six boxes for $2.60. by addressing Dr.
Williams' Med. Co.. Schenectady, N. Y,
Literally the Japanese for cycling
means "living machine."
It is asserted that the output of some
manufacturers of wheels of the 1807
model will be no more than a third of
their production for this year.
Charles D. Cramp of Philadelphia !s
at the head of a company of capitalists
of that city to erect a large plant at
Norrietown, Pa., for the manufacture
of steel cycle tubing.
A Missouri girl dressed up In bloom
ers and went to surprise her grandpar
ents. They, In turn, tore her bloomers
off, compelled her to put on a dress,
smashed her bicycle aad -than sen t-her
James Edward Lcahan of Boston has
patented an Ice bicycle. The steering
post extends to the ground and termi
nates in a skate. The rim of the rear or
driving wheel has a flat tire fitted witb
Gertrude Vanderbllt brings $5,000,
000 Into the new Whitney family. It is
evident that young Mr. Whitney can
afford to take his bicycls to the repair
shop whenever he wants to, says the
Minneapolis Journal.
L. D. Hotchklss, a young man vho
lived in Cheyenne county, Kan., wanted
to go to Oberlin, 125 miles away, to
stand an admission to the bar. Hav
ing no money, he rode the distance r n
a bicycle, passed his examination and
pedaled back home again.
Narrow bands of Persian lamb, mili
tary frogs and braiding and designs ol
black braid and cord are seen on tht
smartest winter jackets.
Rhinestones combined with Jet art
seen among the novelties in dress trim
mings, and are especially effective in a
bolero jacket to be worn with an all
black gown.
It's a great mistake to finish oat s
somewhat worn chiffon or Brussels net
bodice by adapting It for strset wear.
The effect is tawdry, .and makes Its
wearer unpleasantly conspicuous.
Ci&ar tints will be extremely modish
this fall, and all browns, grays and
fawns will be more used than any oth
er color for street wear, outside of tha
beautiful mixtures known as tweeds.
Never were silks more beautiful nor
more varied in hues. Two tones are
the rage, and it is almost impossible
to find ono in a single color; even black
silks have an undertone of blue, green
or scarlet.
Almost any plain dres3 can be con
verted into a charming gown by the
fortunate selection of girdle, sash and
collar. The newest ribbon belts are
finished off with flat pipings of whit
silk or satin at each side.
The tailor-made gown of this season,
say the authorities, will be distin
guished by rows of stitching at tha
hem, small revers and collar faced
with velvet, and the sleeves finished
at the hands with stitching and but
toned over.
A centenarian Christian Endeavorex
fs reported. He is one hundred years
young, truly.
Nineteen floating societies of Christ
Ian Endeavor have been formed In New
South Wales.
The Presbyterian Mission Home in
San Francisco, for Chinese girls that
have been rescued from the slavery ol
Chinatown, contains two Christian En
deavor sicietles, a young people's and
a Junior.
Dr. Clark will attend the Irish Na
tional convention at Belfast, October
1-2. From there he will go to France
A party of South Dakota Endeavor
ers drove one hundred and ten milei
in a wagon to the last stat conven
tion. German Christian Endcavorers arc
planning organized work to extend tb
movement among German-speakinj
A "college committee'' to Interest the
young people in education, is
the latest suggestion to Christian en
deavor SOCittltB.
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