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I 10 OMAHA DAILY BEE : SONDAY , DECEMBER 4 , 1887.-SIXTEEN PAGES.
TO THE CITIZENS OF OMAHA :
WE SOLICIT THE HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE AT OUR
On Next Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday , from 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Which will be the grandest we ever made to fittingly celebrate our LAST CHRISTMAS AT THE OLD STAND. EVERY
VISITOR will be presented with a number , which , if fortunate will entitle you , if a lady , to a valuable DIAMOND BROACH ,
and if a gentleman , to an elegant DIAMOND SCARF PIN.
IMleyer A , ZBaro.
ESTABLISHED 1866. CORNER 11TH AND FARNAM STREETS.
NOTE Every lady and gentleman will receive a ticket , and is under no obligation to purchase. Everything marked in
IN THE ELECTRICAL FIELD ,
Crosses on Telegraph Poles Elec
SOME CURIOUS INVENTIONS.
A Fantasy Unit From Electricity
r Uses of tlio I'Mulel-1'rl-
viitc Kli'ulrlu IJBhttiiK
Very Cui'lotiH Inventions.
Now Vork Herald : Tlio electrical
ol lib of New York wan organized less
tlinn n year ago by about thirty of the
lending electricians e > r the city. I thus
grown rapidly and now numbers 3i5
The electrical club will practically
demonstrate at their new club house ,
lliiit electricity can ho made to .servo
man nt almost every moment of his life
with the fidelity of a $1.120 pug dog and
nn accuracy of a $2.50 watch.
Imagine yourself tome evening next
month , a guest of the club at the new
The front door opens before you with
out a touch.
In the spacious hall you ave mot by a
smiling attonelant , who leads you into
the reception room and helps you take
oil your coat. You offer him a quarter
as a testimonial of your regard for liis
services , and he instinctively puts out
The next instant , however , the hand
falls nervously to his hide and with a
hollow smile he declines your "tip. "
This phenomenon you will observe
again as you go through the club houi-e.
It is the work of tho"lightning tip erael-
icator,1' introduced by a member of the
club. Bylongsludy ho has discovered
the exact motions made by a waiter in
the act of receiving a tip and has de
vised an undergarment provided with
electric wires and buttons which con
nect with an electric bolt. "When the
waiter , fiom force of habit , extends his
hand to receive n tip the muscles thus
bet in play Lprofrs the electric buttons
and the electric belt at once gives the
waiter a violent shook in the pit of Jho
htonmeh. This rarely fails to remind
hint of the true dignity of his calling.
You now toll tlio attendant that you
wished to sco your friend , a member of
tlio club , who had invited you to visit
him that evening. The nttondanl
presses ono of his vest buttons several
limes , and you fool as many faint but
distinct taps on the solos of your feet.
A second afterward you feel an answer
ing series of taps.
"Mr. , fair , says for you to come
right up to the billiard room , fair , on the
third lioor , " announces the attendant
as he leads the way to the automatic
The whole matter is very simple. The
attendant is provided with a , ' 'con
densed vest pocket battery. " The
human body being tin excellent con
ductor of electricity , ami tlio meta !
Jloors of tlio building' ' being highly
charged with the fluid , tlio attendant
lias simply telegraphed your arrival to
your friend , who , in common with the
other inmates of the house , receives
the message through tlio solos of his
feet wherever ho may bo in the build
ing. Ho answers the message with his
own vest pocket battery , and the noxl
minute you llnel yourself in tlio billiard
Your fricnel expresses his profound
joy at your arrival by ordering some
fcoein water , and he does it with his vest
locket battery while ho is waiting for
lis antagonist to play , and without re-
ourso to the old fash'ioncd and cumher-
MMIIO sy-item of speaking tubes or elec
tric buttons in the wall.
' 'Of course. " says your friend , "these
onstant taps on the soles of your feet
'eel rather odd at lirst , but as every ono
connoctctl with the club , members and
servants , lias a particular number , you
soon learn to pay no attention toanycall
that is not intended for y.ourMjlf. Ue-
siduit is well known that milel shocks
of electricity arc good for lumbago and
10 end of other muscular ailments. "
Keeping this encouraging thought in
mind you soon become accustomed to the
now- system of pedal telegraphy and ,
after a time , to all the other marvels
liroduced by the aid of electricity
throughout the club house.
One of the principal of these novel de
vice * you find in the lecture , room where
addresses are to bo gven once every
week by prominent electricians. The
chairs on which the audience sit arc
lilted up with seats of sonsili'/od rubber
like the tlio diaphragm of a telephone.
By the aid of dials on the wall , com
municating with each seat , Iho lecturer
is at once enabled to gauge the ellect
liroduced on each hearer by any start
ling discovery he may announce , for the
faintest increase of variation in the
muscular or mental action of the hearer
is at once communicated by way of the
sensitized chair bottoms to the dials.
This saves the carpet from the wear and
tear it woulel otherwise receive if every
body stamped both feel in order to ap-
These sensiti/ed chairbottoms , by the
way , will doubtless Had much favor with
ove'siy young woman who wants to cor
rectly sine up the intensity of the emo
tions in the licarl of her suilcr when ho
asks her te ) marry him.
Amoiif ; the minor devices that will
make life pleasant at the new club
house will be contrivances for getting a
man out of bed , giving him a shower
bath and buttoning hi.s collar allhe bade
of the iie'clc. His shoes will be black
ened , his clothes brushed , his morning
paper cut and all elunning letters sorted
out freim his morning mail and dumped
in ( ho ash barrel by electricity. In
short , when our Electric club moves into
its new club house electricity will bo
successfully used to iron out every
wrinkle in the path of each member as
long as ho promptly pays his dues to the
"Crosses" on Telephone1 Wires.
B. K. Sumy in Hlectrieal World : A
novel experience was mot with at Iho
union stock yards , Chicago , a year ago.
Ono of the packing-houses , having a
large number of electric light and telephone -
phone wires , complained of the noUo of
the latter.Vo found many points of
exposure to electric light induction and
removed them , but the noise was stil
heavy on ono wire. After much search
ing , the chief cause of the trouble was
found to boa slight cross between an
electric light and a telephone wire , al
though they were several feet apart.
The cross was made by a cloud of steam
escaping from an exhaust pipe , which
enveloped the two wires , and served as
a medium of communication between
them. Upon taking the telephone wire
out of range of the escaping steam the
noise was cut down very materially ami
noticeably What was still loft on the
wire wo' could not locate , and among
other tests wo made the following : The
telephone was grounded by a rod driven
into Iho earth just oulsielo of the build
ing. Wo tool ; the line side out and put
em another ground by using a steam
pipo. The circuit now was from ground
to ground through tlio tot of instru
ments , and the distance between the
two grounds was probably llftcon feet.
Tlio electric light induction still made
a noisu in' Iho telephonebut not enough
to interfere with con vocation.
Winnemuoca Silver State : "Super
intendent MeCurdy , of the Paradise
Valley mine , lias made arrangements
for important improvement ! ) nothing
less than lighting the mine and pump
ing water 43) ) feet by electricity. IIo
has more water power at the mill than
is requircel to run the reduction works.
This ho will utilize in running a
dynamo , and transmit power by wires
six and one-half miles to the mine ,
wlioi'o n motor will bo put in to raise
water 420 feet. IIo has purchased thir
teen miles of wire. Thiswill be placed
on tlio telegraph poles on the present
telegraph line between the mill and
mine. Fifteen horse-power will bo
transmitted over Iho line to the wire to
run pumps with a capacity of ! M,000 )
gallons per day. At present the water
in tlio lower levels does not exceed
8,000 gallons in twenty-four hours , and
it will not bo necessary to utilize all the
power that can bo generated.
ElectricalWorld , : Of all the applica
tions of electricity probably the most
startling is the electric welding process
( if Prof. Elihu Thompson. The main
principle involved is that a , sufficiently
heavy current of electricity passing
through any electric conductor gener
ates heat in the same , the most heat ap
pearing' at the point of greatest resist
ance , which heat is used to soften , fuse
and unite the parts of metal which have
been pressed together.
The method of electric welding con
sists in forcibly pressing together the
bars or other pieces to bo joined or
welded , and then passing an electric
current of largo volume through the
pieceSj a small portion of the bars on
each side of the piece of abutment serv
ing as a path for the current. The re
sistance at the meeting point of the
abutled bars , owing to tlio im
perfect contact and diminished
cross section , gives rise to a welding
heat at this point , and as a heated me
tallic conductor is of greater electrical
resistance than one ofhe same cross
sections and lower temperature the heat
is increaseel after the first instance of
tlio operation. Pressure is applied
simultaneously , and a thorough union is
affected , with generally nn expansion at
the union duo to the approach of the
pieces under pressure. This pressure
has to bo regulated according to tlio
metal under treatment and the current
Cast steel takes a comparatively
heavy pressure that the pieces may be
united at a sulllciently low temperature
to prevent injury to tlio steel , while the
wrought iron , whore tlio danger of burn
ing is slight , the temperature of the
weld may bo increased and a proportionately
tionately diminished pressure employed.
With zinc , lead and tin , and witli such
alloys as Gorman silver and brass , the
pressure need only bo slight. The ex
pansion and non-expansion of the metal
at the point of union is almost entirely
under the control of the operator.
An Klectriu Fantasy.
Kev. C. K. Cline writes to the Cen
tral Christian Advocate that three
years ago the par.-onagej at Kmmets-
burg , la. , was struck by lightning , and
ho was lilt , in the breast by a largo piece
of plastering knuckod from the coiling.
Instantly after being struck he saw a
"great multitude of the most beautiful
children running toward him and wav
ing their hands and shouting greetings
of joy. " He foil no pain whatever , and
wondered where ho was. Soon ho came
to himself and found his wife and chil
dren weeping over him , thinking that
ho was dead. He was not seriously
hurt. IIo says that ho shall go down to
his grave believing thai on that night
ho entered heaven.
A Brilliant .luck < > ' Tmiitern.
A jack o' lantern graced an electric
light on the corner of New and Hal soy
streets , Newark. N. .1. , Hallowe'en.
Some boys had stolen a largo pumpkin ,
from which they had scraped the seeds
carefully , cut ojcs , no o and a hideous
mouth oul of Iho rind. Tho\ had then
lowered the light and put the shell over
il mid placed il in position again. The
ellect can bo boiler understood than described -
scribed when ono thinks of Iho huge
head of a monster suspended in midair
with the rays ot a strong electric light
streaming * from its eyes , nose and
Heat from Klcctricity.
Philadelphia Inquirer : Ono of the
newer nppliontioiis of electricity was
shown , with beautiful stage cffectinlhc
production of Wagner's opera. Sieg
fried , in New York , on Wednesday
night. In the course of the opera , Sieg
fried wields anew the broken sword ,
"Nothing , " and electricity is brought
in to make the scene ellleicnt. Just how
the current is applied or what wqrlc it
docs , the reports do not say ; but it was
shown at a recent meeting of electri
cians in New York that a current can
be so used as to fuse the surfaces of two
pieces of metal and admit of their being
forged , as is in an ordinary furnace.
This may not amount to much for spec
tacular porposes although it will some
times enable the actor * to dispense with
an inconvenient lire on the stage but it
amounts to a great deal for mechanical
ami scientific/uses. /
For ono thing , it is likely to render
Iho picturesque but dangerous black
smith shop a tiling of the past. The
roaring forgo , the Hying sparks , the puf
fing t bellows , will bo replaced by a
couple of innocent looking wires , and
the broken rod will bo spliced or the in
cipient horsodhoo brought to a glow in
less time nndwith far less danger of
starting a conflagration than by the
prcsen method. Electricity as a means
of heat is an extension into a new field ,
and one of almost unlimited possibili
Queer "Uses of Electricity.
Hartford Times : One of Bridge
port's letler carriers , whoso duties re-
quira him -distribule the mail over
his route after dark , has adopted the
novel practice of wearing an electric
scarf-pin. When desirous of looking at
the address of nn envelope in the dark.
ho holels it up before his face and
switches on the electricity concealed in
his pocket. His scarf-pin Hashes out a
one-candle power electric light.
John Buckley , of Meriden , caught a
snapping turtle and took it to the telephone -
phone olllco where ho works. Ho
thought that ho would kill the animal
by electricity , and so put the end of a
wire in front of it , and the turtle
snapped it and hold on. Then Buckley
put another wire under tlio shell and
turned on tlio entire electric current of
the olnee. Tlio turtle shut his jaws
tighler and closed his shell , and in live
minutes was apparently as dead as
Julius Casar , but the next morning lie
was walking around the ollice quite
heartily. It had received an electric
shock powerful enough to Kill a man.
Electrical World : Private electric
lighting installations are on Iho in
crease , but only slowly. There are
even at present many owners of country
houses who erect private gas works in
ignorance of the great advantanges to
bo derived from the electric light. In
fact this new light is still regarded with
suspicions by those who liavo not a full
knowledge of the subject. This , however -
over , is but natural ; it is well known
that there is scarcely an installation ex
isting where break downs do not occa
sionally occur , and besides , experience
has shown thai lenders for creeling Iho
work vary so much that the intending
installer is puzzled , and either leaves
the mailer alone , or , worse for him , se
lects tlio lowest tender. An eleclrie
lighl installation musl bo done thor
oughly well if it is to bo satisfactory ,
otherwise it is best left alone , saving
expense and vexation after tno work is
supposed to have been completed. Like
many other things , whatever Iho first
cost may ho , the best is the cheapest in
the end , and intending users of Iho
electric lighl musl make up their minds
to pay well at starting , aim employ Iho
best men to be found for the work.
.Under these conditions Iho money spent
will soon appear profitable , and bring
advantages never dreamed of , without a
shadow of trouble or annoyance.
The IlrussclH Electric Trnmwny.
An interesting1 tmper on the electric
tramway of Brussels lias been contrib
uted by Mr. A. Bandsepl lo Hie pro
ceedings of Iho Socioto dcs Anciens
Eleves des Ecoles Rationales d' Arts et
Metiers. The cars on Ibis line are pro
pelled by a motor placed under the lloor ,
and a current is supplied by Julicn ac
cumulators , which are inserted under
Ihe seats from the sides , and not from
the end of the car as in Koekenzaim's
arrangement. The battery is divided
into sections , and contact springs are
fitted which establish the continuity of
the circuit by the action of pushing
each section in. The grids , or supports ,
of the active material in the accumulator
later plates arc cast of an alloy contain
ing nincty-fivo parts of lead to three
and one-half parts of antimony and one
and one-half party of mercury. It is
claimed for this composition ihat the
grids are very stiff , inoxidizahle , and
that the surface of the metal insures
firm adherence of the filling-in paste.
Two batteries are required for each car ,
so that one may bo in service while
the olher is being charged.
In Franco a small five-ton boat has
been built which is to run by electric
motors and accumulating batteries.
It is impossible to put electric wires
under ground in New Orleans because
the.water level is hut three feet below
the surface. So strong towers , 150 feet
high are erected , and on these tele
graph and telephone wires are carried
above the public streets. These towers
are also used to sustain stand pipes ,
which have no/.zles at different eleva
tions where hose can bo attached in case
Tlio now cruiser Chicago has received
her Edison electric light plant of two
dynamos , each of 350 lights. There are
450 lights on board , and in case of emer
gency either machine will carry the full
The Bell Telephone company has had
a large force of men at work during the
past summer constructing long-distance
telephone lines all over the counlry.
The electric railway is gaining ground
So great has been the success attend
ing the Sehlesinger roudput in Iho Ly-
kens valley coal mine by the Union
Electric company , of Philadelphia , that
an order has now been given for a second
end installation. Mr. Shlesinger has
in fact clearly elemonstratcd * Unit the
electric motor is cheaper for such
work than the steam locomotive , and ho
has thus been the lirst in America , if
not in the world , to replace a steam h-
comotive by an electric motor.
The Niagara Falls Hydraulic Power
ami Motor company , Chicago , 111. , has
been formed to build a plant on the Ni
agara Falls to utilize the falling water
for power to run dynamos to furnish
electric light for large cities and towns ,
and lo furnish eleclrie power for manu
facturing purposes over large wires at
a distance of 1.000 miles or more ; The
capital is $15,000,000.
The now eight-wheel storage battery
car recently in Philadelphia ran a few
days ago forty-live miles with one charg
ing of the batteries , twelve miles of
which distance was run in ono hour ,
without the least healing of Iho ma
chinery or any trouble whatever.
Mr. A. MeKinley , brother of Con
gressman McKinley , of Ohio , is a man
aging man for a syndicate that is promoting
meting the transmission of telegraphic
messages from a keyboard like a typewriter -
writer loa machine that prints the mes
sage on a paper tape at the delivery end
of the line. Of course , there are
MAX MEYER & BRO.'S
Presents bin and little , present * arcat and small , '
Mukf a "Jlerrii Christmas" ifiiou aire to alt !
A alore.-bo.vfor your sweetheart , n album for f/1 wife ,
A set of spoont for mother , to last her nil her life ;
A tloll for little Susitn , a pin for litllr Joe ,
Chatelaine for liosc , a purse tor Ittith , ami Spcct.tfor Auntie Flo.
A ifork-lio.r , too , for Jane , the- cook , to make the pitddhif/ nice ,
And skates for Itrothcr John to use , whenever them In tv :
( lira Uncle Frank a pack of cards , and Cousin Ceorac a cane ,
( Sire Xephew Jim a rockhia-horne , a fan to Cousin , /anc , *
A cabinet ofoUrewood would suit a few papas ,
lt.tpcc.laUn if It contain a hundred choice elaar.tt
A clock witll milt the coachman , and tell film when to rise ,
A brooch will airc the housemaid a rery street surprise ,
A Jlutslan leather album , a satchtlor a purse ,
A picture framed , a basket or card with prettii vrrse ,
A Jcircl ca.tr. a writing desk , or u'ork-bo.c , or a rase.
An Inkstand , too. will please a few , a watch to mark the days ;
Jf ( till/one should want a aift his lore or wife to please ,
lie must see MAX MEYKK .15 JUIO.'S to Jlml her one of these.
A dressina-casc , a hut-iicu , an aneroid , or a flask ,
A. match-bH.i ; pine , a Cladslonc baa , or purse u'ith silrcr clasp ;
A tanc.ii collar for hlsdoa , a card-ease , or a pouch.
A /Ish-knifc , or tobacco-jar , an easy chnir or couch :
A cii/t-bo.i ; loo's a line/ill tliinu , and so's a letter-case ,
A scarf-pin , set of studs , or else a clock with china face.
Should neil want to bup a aift 'lit hoped that you will pay
A visit to MAX 31EYKR ,15 JtJtO.'ti before next Christmas dajf.
' 'millions in it" if it is put into general
When softly fall the feathery llukcs
And hide tlio withered grasses ,
The time lias eoino for Imclnvlieal cakes
And New Orleans molasses.
The linger that points with pride is encir
cled with u diamond
Yon can smell some men's ' 'smiles , " even
when you can't sec them.
The dead lock in Indian territory ought to
bo opened by a Cherokee.
Hardware dealers keep all kinds of pots ex
cept Jack pots and kettle drums.
A messenger boy's diary ' -Monday , hired :
Tuesday , tired ; Wednesday , lircd.
The northwest doesn't euro what the wide
world says so long as nobody hits it below
the wheat belt.
The president of a knitting company has
defaulted anil diH.ippcuruil. As for the stock
holders he socked it to them.
When the world is iniulo over npninaiul the
millennium comn.s , other people's children
and oilier people's cats will ccitaiiily bo abel
Tlio near-sighted man 1ms ono great advan
tage over the rent of mankind. lie can cut
bis creditors on the street with an aspect of
Presence of mind is all well enough in
some cases , but when a man limls himself in
danger of frcc/ing to death he shouldn't try
to keep too cool.
Has a pig any use for a tail ! asks an in
quisitive agricultural contemporary. Wo
don't know , but we should suy the Hum who
wants to catch a pig has.
' Cuts in Germany arc regarded as licasts of
prey and are shot if found on another's prem
ises. This proves that the Germans after
all , have a very poor car for Wngncrmn
It is almost too much to hope for , but if the
fishery commission would only settle lor once
and all the claims of America's codlKli aris
tocracy much good might result from the con
School teacher : "Your little boy Huns
wasn't at school yesterday , Mr. .lolmnis-
bergi" Mr. Joluinisecrg ( of the Howery ) ,
"No , I vas makin' dor parrel of saner kraut
an' J vuntcd Hans to joonip it down mil his
A thousand dollars an hour is suid to bo a
low estimate of Jay Gould's income. Were lie
editing the Uli//inl : ho would lose about
$10,000 worth of time each day through the
instrumentality of people who call to talk
over the weather and things.
r "Who was the young man hero last night ! "
asked a 1C street father of his only daughter.
" . that accepted lover. "
"Why , pap.i , was my
"Your lover , child I Why , I never saw him
before. What does ho do ? " "Do , papai Dol"
she replied. "IIo doesn't do anything ; ho
has a government position. "
C A thrco-leprgod hen carried off the prize at
a southern poultry show recently.
Hunters claim to have seen a inalce tlxty
sixty feet long in Lake KoslikonongViscon -
A 1'liilapelphia horse is using a glass eye.
Among a Hock of English sparrows at I'.iw-
tucket , It. I. , is ono pure white.
A lopster caught in n Nova Scotia trap
weighed thirty-two pounds and Jlsliennen
said it was ! > ( ) ( ) years old ,
Sixteen years ago B. H. Prince , of Morgan
county , Florida , cut clown a pine tree that
stood near the house. The stump is still
green and has incicased an inch in diameter ,
although no new growth of branches has
started from it.
The first night the lake at Geneva , Minn. ,
f to/cover , it fro/oso quick and hard that a
largo number of gccso were fro/e in , or at
least tlioir legs , and the boys , the next day ,
while skating around among them , killed
thirty-four with clubs.
The owner of a fish pond near fit Paul has
made a pot of ono of the largest lish in it a
trout which appears at the surface of the
water at his call , eats from his hand , anil
when particularly pleased ( lops up into the
air with every manifestation ot joy.
Says the Walla Walla ( W , T. ) Journal :
"Daniel Lyons has exhibited at this ofUco
to-day petrified pieces of an Indian's ribs ,
taken from a skeleton found lying paitly ex
posed in the sand on Snake river , opposite
Lyons' ferry. The material is indubitably
I A peculiar feature of Long Lake in Wax-
, j rd county , Mulligan , is that it gradually
risse'and subsides once every few years. B
has boon rising for the past for or live years
and the Grand Hnpids & Indiana railway hill
been obliged to abandon its old railroad alon-
A two-headed calf was born in Duluth ro
ccntly. The heads are perfectly distinct and
of ordinary si/e , and are connected at th <
ears. It has two ears , four eyes and tw <
mouths. The calf is perfectly natural iq
every respect and healthy , but not stronfl
enough in the neck to supixirt two heads.
A large llsh apparently in great troulilq
was seen by A. I ) , Winllold swimming on tin ]
surface of Lake llopatcong , New.lersov. Ho
passed a net under it and liroupht r. blade
bass weighing three anil emu half pounds ,
with a tmnllHh fast In its Jaws. The sunllsli
could not move , neither could the bass eject
T. W. T/ashlcy. of Uellcvlew. Iron ronnty
Mo. , killed a spider , or tarantula , which Is n
giant of the species. He measured six ami
one-half inches from tip to tip of feeler * , and
his body and legs are covered with the silken
hair , "black as the acu of spades , " The body
itself is about us largo as a "dollar of thu
An Orange Height , Phi. , woman turned hot
horse out in the pasture the other afternoon ,
and was looking at it as it fed , when It disap
peared right before her ojes. When sho.
i cached the place where the animal liadstootl
she found that the earth had sunk eight feet
below the surface. The horse was got out
none the woiso lor the adventure , but why
the eai th gave way has not yet been ex
Fanner Stalling * , of Mineral county , W.
A'a. , saw a wild turkey run across the roml
closely pursued by two big eagles , which
caught it an instant later. Stalling * ran to
the birds , and with a Hub beat olT the eagles ,
and captured the turkey , which was alive ,
but almost entirely stripped of feathers. The
eagles abandoned their prey with great re. <
luetance and Hying u few yards , perched on
a tree and watched Mr. Stallings go away
with the turkey , evidently debating whether
or not to attack him.
As two well diggers were sinking n well
on a farm in Washington township , Hingolcl
county , la. , at the deptli of fourteen fcetthoy
began to find wliito walnuts , well preserved ,
of which they took out about half a bushel.
At the depth of sixteen feet they found a log
of wood and a pair of deer's horns. Thu
horns were quite soft when first taken out ol
the ground but became hard when exposed tq
the air. The well was dug in a timber coun
try , but tlir peculiar feature of the case is
that there is not a white walnut or butternut
tree in the county.
" Dr. H. T.IHIC , of Portland , Ore. , began dig
ging a l.ugo well some time ago and it prom
ised to furnish an unlimited supply ol cold
water. Indeed , the water came so fast that
one pump could not keep it out of the way o
the \\orknien , and a second was to be nut in.
Hut in ono night the temperature of the
water changed , and in the moining clouds of
steam rolled up from the well , which \\t\4
found to contain about twenty -llvo feet nt
water almost boiling hot. At last accounts
the tcinperatuie had not lowcicd.
A ncgio woman in Pulaski , Tcnn. , gavq
formal notice that "ho would die at T o'clock
on a certain evening Barly that afternoon
forty or llfty of her friends gathered at heir
bedside and began singing , pr.i.Miig , and
shouting , with a view to giving her u good
send oil. She failed to cspiio at Jho un
pointed time , but went off into a trance , in
which she still lies , awaiting at long inter
vals for a few minutes at a time The periods
of conciousicss | aio devoted to making
Harbor Proschor of Union square1 , Klia-
bcth , N" . .1. , has a Inrjietame,1 white rut , of
which ho is oNtrcinol.x fond. The animal H
vorv sagacious and fully appreciates the af
fection of the master. The b.ubcr seldom
appears in public in the vicinll.of . his estab
lishment without his put either perched on
his shoulder , clinging to his vest , or nestling
about his neck. When ho takes the giowloi-
and goes for a pint of beer in I ho evening tea
a neighboring saloon the rat will perch itself
on the edge of the can , drop its tail in thu
beer , and draw it out with tlio froth adher
ing to its camlnl appendage , which it will
then lick olT with osident satisfaction.
Prickly Ash Hitters warm up ail(1 ( 1 "
vigorato Hie stomach , improves and
strengthens tlio digestive * organ H , opotiH
tlio pores , promotes prespirntion , and
equalizes the circulation. As n eorreo-
te > r of disordered system there IB noth
ing to equal it.
Thedegicoof mastei of aits was iccontly
confcncd on livoyciung ladies lo the Hoyal
inuvcrtiity of liHaiiil
WORTH OF CLOTHING and FURNISHING GOODS ,
Owing to our removal and change in business we are offering our entire stock of Ready-Made Cloth
ing for Men , Boys and Children , Gents' Furnishing Goods , Hats , Caps , &c. , at a
25 P OUR PLAIN MARKED I
THIS IS NO ADVERTISING SCHEME-BUT FACT.
Call soon and getsome of the Bargains we are offering , as the store must be vacated forthwith.
B. NEWMAN & CO - - - . . - - - . 1216 Farnam
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