Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 08, 1888, Part I, Page 5, Image 5

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Wo hnvo received direct from the
manufacturers a largo in voice of Black
Silk Surnhs , mid Monday morning ,
April 8th , place them on sale at about
One-Third Off !
Regular selling prices. They are nil
niado of pure silk and warranted not to
drawer separate in wearing.
10 pieces 20-inch Black Silk Surah ,
flno and lustrous , woi'lh $1.15. Moiulny
and during the week 79o a yard.
Received anoflier lot of novcllies in
Latest Styles French Silks ,
0 pieces 21-inch Black Silk Surahrich
and lustrous , warranted to give perfect
satisfaction in wear ; worth $1.60. Sale
prlco , $1.10.
Special Sale of Black Regatta Silks
Monday ,
12 pieces 21-inch Black Silk Surah ,
a quality that is worth at regular price
$2.00. Wo olTer this number Monday
and during-tho week at $1.35 a yard.
A Case of Great Importance to Bo
Considered This Weok.
Involving the Acquiring of the AtchIson -
Ison & Nebraska by the 11. &
SI. Court Notes of the
On Thursday next the cube of the state
ugalnst the Atchison & Nebraska railroad
for the forfcituro of the franchise of that
road , on the ground that it bus been consoli
dated with a competing line contrary to the
constitution of the state , -Will be called for
argument in the supreme court. The hearIng -
Ing will bo one of great Importance , as the
questions involved are applicable to other
lines hi the stnto and the further fact will be
demonstrated ns to whether the roads In the
state can In matters of this character continuo -
tinuo to openly violate the laws of the land
mid destroy - > ho very objects for which thov
were chartered by the state. Elaborate briefs
have heretofore been filed in the case by the
attorney goncnil und Mr. C. W. Dawcs , who
appears with him on the ono Hide , and by T.
M. Murquettc , the general attorney of the It.
& M. railroad on the other. Yesterday anew
now brief thirty-six pages in length was filed
by Hon. J. M. Woolworth , of Omaha , who
files it as the brief of the mortgage trustees
and usks tbo court for the opportunity of
making an oral argument also. The brief is
ono much in the same line an the ono inado
by the general attorney of the Burlington ,
mill Is evidently indirectly in the road's inter
est und supplemental to the brlof of Mr.
Mnnpji'tto. The length of the document pre
cludes in n small space un intelligent review.
The cull of cases In the supreme court that
meets on Tuesday will be. the cases appealed
from the Twelfth judicial district , to bu fol-
.lo\ved by a cull of cases on the foot pf the
docket. The cases on the docket from the
Twelfth district are us follows ;
Ole Andeison vs the state ,
State ox rel J.F. Hums vs Hrown comity.
State ox rol Do Forrest Ulchards vs Hugh
G. McMillan.
Jymun D. Pettlt vs E. G. Asay , Jr.
AVutsou U. Towtio vs Joseph A. Spuka
et al.
al.H. A. Chamberlain vs H. 1C. Brown ct al.
H , W , Powers vs Uhnnncoy C , Craig.
John Scgeur vs Lilllo Segear.
Franklin W , Urooks vs Abblo E , Dutchcr.
J. G , Cortolyou vs It. 1J. Mubun ot ul ; under
Haruabus Melton vs Angelina Baltezoro.
George Graves vs John C. Fritz ct ni.
Frederick Evortou vs William Esgato.
Ed Hurshlsor v Frank Delonu & Co ,
C. D. II , r.Uenmn ot ul , uppollocs , vs E , F ,
Gallagher , appellant.
Mattlo I ) , ( iltison , appellee , vs Ylucont II ,
Gibson , uppellant.
Martin levlno vs Ira Hurelson.
David Connolly vs Edwin GUI dings.
Holt County Hank vs Tootle , Livingston
Thouins Curran vs Michael Luftus ot al.
Moses 1 * . Kinkuld , uppelloe , vs Paris U.
HIatt , npiralhint.
John McHrido vs Ellis M. Lnthrop.
'Wnrdiu-r llushnoll and Glcssuur vs Wilson
Iloxiu ut al.
Yesterday was motion day in the district
court uud u large number of motions ant
orders wcro passed iiKiu | , The court will bt
engaged for a week yet before tlio final ad
Journment for the term.
A nuiutmr of new cases were filed yester
day , among them being the following : Murj
J. O'DonulJ uslu for u divorce from her bug
bund. John O'DonaldrocitlupUiut ' they wort
innrrlod in Port Austin , Mich. , and that al
the time of their luarriugo the defendant had
u former wife living to whom hu hud brct
legally married nua .never divorced , Foui
mouths after marriage those facts were uiudi
Reductions !
Double Width
r > 0 pieces 38-inch best quality Tricots
in a handsome assortment of mixtures.
Worth 50c a yard. They are the best
value ever offered in Omuha at 37c.
20 pieces -10-inch fine all wool Crulgi-
lee Checked Dress Goods , selling in
New York city to-day nt GOc. Ono price
Monday and during the woolc , 47c a
3-3 pieces 40-inch Mixed De Beiges ,
greatly delayed in transit owing to rail
road strike , in coiibequenco we oll'cr
them Monday at 50o. They are worth
75c a yard.
Frencli Novelty Combination Suits offered
for one week at $15.
For ono week we offer a lot of 80
pieces Plaids and Mixtures , bought for
our curly spring trade , but having been
delayed by the strike , wo prefer to sac
rifice the goods rather than carry them
over to another season. They are full
50 inches wide , und worth from $1.00 to
81.25. We oiler the lot Monday at 58c a
known to this plaintiff , and since then shu
has refused to live with him and usks that
tliO marriage bo declared null and void.
Judge Field yesterday granted a temporary
injunction against tlio state auditor restrain
ing him from registering the ? 7UOU bonds of
O'Fullon precinct , Lincoln county , until a
hearing may bo had on the merits of the case.
Tnu injunction was served by George Golvin ,
a resident of the precinct , who claims that
the bonds arc illegal and that the pretended
organization of O'Fallon precinct as it now
exists was not in conformity witli law.
Myron II. Baldwin , administrator of the
estate of Matthew Pittninn , deceased , has
filed a petition in court asking for an order
allowing him to sell ccitain real estate in the
estate of the deceased in order that the debts
against the estate may be met and funds pro
vided for the maintenance of the infant
Joseph Linvllle has filed his petition with
the court , asking u divorce from his wife ,
Mary Lluvillo , reciting that they were mar
ried at The Dalles , Ore. , in the mouth of
February , 1&S3 , that on the 10th day of Sep
tember , Ibi5 : his wiffgxvllfully deserted him
and since that time has absented herself
from him without cause. Ho therefore asks
u divorce on the grounds of desertion.
A man named Henry Holtz and a woman
named Lena Lobott wcro arraigned before
Judge Stewart in the county court yesterday
on a charge of fornicatlo'i , the principal wit
ness being a German named Monde , The
parties secured bail for 200 each and wcro
released pending examination. The story
told by Mendo , the principal witness , is that
Homo years ago ho and the woman Lobott
wcro man und wife. That her fiery mood
diovo him from home , und for n time ho
found relief in Sioux City und Denlsou , la. ,
where ho ilrovo n 'bus. His wife meanwhile ,
after ho had left homo , tried to get his penMen -
Mon that came monthly through a pension
claim ollico In this city. She failed in this ,
but found out where JVlcnde was und departed
for Dcnison , la. , after him again. Ho eluded
her , and she returned home and hocurod u
divorce nt the fall term nf court , immediately
taking up with HoolU , ut ) Mende chiiinn , liv
ing with him both before and after the death
of Ills wife. When the ofllccrs went utter
the. pair they barieaded the place until the
woman escaped to u neighbors. They claim
to bo married , but there is no record in this
county to Hint effect , und the trial will prove
or disprove that claim. .
Manager Keith has gone to Kansas City in
the interest of the Western league ball team
in this city. Ho will hold u conference with
Manager Kowo of the Kansas City associ.i-
tiun team und will sign u number of new
players before returning.
Manager McKoynoldH says that there are
n good many good seats yet to bo obtained
for the llooth-Uarrott entertainment in this
city the l'-th. ! Parties from points out in the
state can secure seats by writing to Mr. Me-
HeynoldH and ho will do for them the best
that the house has yet unsold.
A new wholesale blank book and stationery
house will open in this city in u few duvd.tho
ilrin having secured the new Ktubleileld
block on Eleventh street that U admirably
adapted to their business.
Jack Laulmm. of Crete , the well-known
contractor , is in the city and will make figures -
ures on the paving contracts to bo let the
coming week. Mr. Lnnhum is an advocate
of brick us a suitable and cheap paving for
Nebraska towns , and says Jseb'-ubku clay
will uiakollrst quality paving bri
Five bids for btorm water BOW . .fx > in the
first district have been received , M'heio blda
average about * 23,000 , with very little vari
ance in four of them , und the board of public
works will award the contract at once. Thu
bidders for thewoik are George Miller , of
Council Hlufs [ , Stout & McDonald , of Lin
coln , Kvorson & Little , of Lockport , N. Y. ,
Hugh Murphy , of Omaha , uud Mount &
Griflin , of Omulia.
A rliango of time pees Into effect on the
Union Pacific Stroinsburg line to-day , by
whirh ono of the two dully passenger trains
is laid oil uiul the time of thuuriivul of ttic
other nt this point is changed from 3:40 : p. m ,
lo 10:80 : a. in.
A mans meeting in aid of the White Cross
inovomout will be held at 4 o'clock to-day at
the Funko opera house.
Floods in Hungary.
Pes-rii , April 7. The damage by floods
caused by u water si out which passed over
this tity and other parts of Hungary yesterday -
day is estimated ut 1,000'ODO norms.
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Monday morning wo offer 100 dozen
Knotted Fringe Towels in fine Ilucka-
buck and Datnnsk ; qualities we hnvo
sold regularly for 35c lofiOc ; all in ono
lot on center table at 25c each. Not
more than one dozen to each customer.
15 peices good quality Turkey Red
Damask , worth 4oc. For this sale
marked at U5c a yard.
5- !
Damask Napkins
For one week wo offer 100 dozen fine
5-8 Damask Napkins at $1.23. We in
vite the attention of hotel and resUiu-
rnnt keepers to this number as being
worthy of their consideration.
10 pieces wide Cream Damask Table
Linen , direct from the celebrated looms
of Boileleld , Germany , sold regularly at
75o as a bargain. Wo oiler for one week
at 49c a yard.
The balance of our Felt Tidies that
made such a sensation at loc , we offer
until sold at lOc each. They will be
found at our Linen Department.
How Broad Is Manufactured and
What Wo Pay For It.
KCUSOIIH IVliy "Wholesale Urokcrs
Grow Iticli Sonio Very
Fine Points oil
The average Oinnhun aits down to his well
filled table groaning with all the delicacies of
the season uud after tucking u napkin under
the baby's chin , to keep the little one from
soiling its dress during the meal , prasps his
knife and cuts off liDcral slices of the bread
which the good wife has proem ed from the
nearest grocer , and never does it occur to
him that upon the loaf upon which he Is so
industriously laboring , the baker and the
grocer combined have made u Joint profit of
74 per cent , a fraction over.Ill per cent of
whioh is simply csconced in the.capaciouB
pocket of the former whim the remainder hub
just been -posited in the till of the latter.
Strictly speaking , the pi oflts exceed the
figures mentioned inasmuch as the estimates
made below uro based upon the supposition
that our friend the ' baker uses
nothing but the best brand of Hour
in compounding the article which
lorms the component part of our diot. when
in truth these high priced brands arc only
used in the manufacture of the choicest
IOUVPH ; the cheaper grades being substituted
in the making of the ordinary ones.
The baker who carries on un ordinary
tradu in n city like Omaha i * enabled to pro-
euro his Hour delivered at his place of busi
ness at u bottom rate , ubout o.30 per barrel.
JUs dusty foreman and his usslbtiiiit dump
the UK ) pounds into n trough , where u portion
tion ot it is mixed with about six ounces of
yeust and a quantity of water , and after
standing five or Hix hours in order to give
the yeast un opportunity of fermenting the
iimiuindcr , to which has been uddcd 101
pounds of water is mixed together und Mr.
liakor 1ms HOO pounds of dough on which to
begin operations. After being thoroughly
kneaded and mixed the mass of dough is cut
into loaves of twenty ounces each , iMO in
number They uro then placed in the oven ,
where in from twenty to thirty minutes they
nro reduced in weight two ounces i r loaf ,
making each loaf eighteen ouucos , as re
quired by the scale in this city , or " 70 pounds
in all.
The cost of these 210 loaves is very nearly
as follows ;
Klour 5.20
I-abor l.n 3-7
Fuel 342-7
Yeast 5-J-7
Total . . . . $7,31
Our friend , the baker , sells his bread to
the grocer , of whom wo purchase , at the rate
of 4 cents per pound. The profits of the lat
ter uro Mimll when compared with these of
the former , und us u rule the grorcryman do
not euro to handle the article , but are re
quired to do so by reason of the convenience
afforded their customers , The baker reul-
izos u profit of $3.49 per barrel on his flour ,
which ho bus converted Into bread , cleur of
all expcnbcs. The grocer sells at un advance
of four-ninths of a cent per pound , making
hU profit $1.20 , BO that the barrel of Hour
with which the baker began business in this
in ticlo ib finally bold at 112 , u net profit of a
fraction over 74 per cent.
Thcso figures uro in the main correct , and
while it may bo contended that the cost of
making the better quality of bread u , greatly
in excess of the figures quoted , on account of
milk being substituted for water und
other additional expense , such us passing the
dough through rollers and giving the loaves
a coating of eggs und milk in the manufac
ture of the best bread , it must bo borne in
mine * that only one-third und possibly a lesser
junount of the broad bkud in this city is of
the best quality. { So that the figures given
above , which give us a basis the bust brands ,
of flour used in all -erodes' of bread which
$17. $
This cut shows
our Ladles' Now-
market , in ado of
Light GroyScotch
Cheviot ; just the
thing for general
use and will not
show dust. Usual
price , 822.00. We
week nt 817 each.
This garment is made of Black Cheviot
viet , with line white stripe , Hat hood ,
lined with black Moire Silk , style same
as above cut ; worth $25.00. We offer
next Aveck at $20.00.
Ladies' Spring NcwinarM
This style , as
shown in cut ,
is inado of fine
Import'd Striped
Goods , made spe
cially for 'tlio
manufacture o t
these garments ,
luib full shirred
cape of 13 ruwn
Moire Silk , liif- nook
with handbm6
silk braid loops
and spike qruu-
ments. A sty
lish garment,1
and a baa-gain at
$20.00. '
is not used by any means except in the finest
qualities arc very nearly if not unite cor
rect , the difference in the price of Hour moro
than overbalancing the cost of extras men
tioned which arc used in the best productions
of the baker's art.
The following comprise the most popular
brands made in this city , all of
which nrc baked in loaves weighing
eighteen and thirty-six ounces , the former
selling nt retail at live , the latter ten cents
per'loaf Snowlluko , Eureka , Fmnch Twist ,
Vienna Pumpcrnicklo , Itye loaf and Gra
ham. There are in Omaha at present about
twenty bakeries who make their own bread ,
Some of these run on a small scale und it is
possible that the profits are not as large as
in establishments where more loaves are pro
duced , yet the differerence is vary slight.
Thonumber of loaves of bread made in
bakeries in this city is estimated by ono of
the leading men in the business to be not
less than 18,500 per day. Every grocer in
the city with possibly a few exceptions sells
In addition to plain bread thereis also an
enormous quantity of buns , biscuit and rolls
produced , the profits upon which arc not us
largo us on the plain loaf yet yield u very
handsome revenue to the producer.
linkers' who do anything like an or
dinary scale seldom fail and
in .most cases get rich. In
this city all who are engaged in the industry
are apparently making money. .
While as stated there is a mint of money
in the business for u successful man , there
Is no question whatever i ccarding the profits
being still greater weio Hour as cheap in
proportion in the United States as in Europe.
It is a fact that the best grades of Anmrliun
Hour is sold as cheap in Liverpool , England ,
us in Omaha. Wore rates controlled by the
same rule which applies to other exports
unless the price of bread declined nil bakers'
would lie millionaires in u short time.Vhv
this is BO is a question for tno millers' asso
ciation to answer. In the meantime wo cat
bread on which wo pay a profit of " 4 per
cent und still are not happy.
Thu profits in the bread business in this
city exceed those in eastern cities by ubout
2S i > cr cent. This Is doubtless owing to the
fact that the rates of freight uro higher on
shipments from the mills direct to eastern
points and that the prujwrtion of the best
ejradeh inado in the eastern sect Ions is greater
than hero.
DrooilitiK in Montana.
A Melville , Mont. , letter to the New
York World , treating of the business of
raising hoi-bua in Montana , contains the
following intei-obting observations :
Eastern capitalist * have come to Mon
tana in force , and , lured by vihioitb of
snoop and cattle kings , have invented in
these brunches of stock and lost much
money that , would have been better
placed in hnrbus. Thu horse business
offers much.uufpr investment , greater
lirolltH nndj fur larger rewards for
special efforts , any other stock busi
ness.This is n Strange statement , and will
hardly bo concurred in by many who
lire ntnreseiit ongngod in the cuttle- and
shcup business , 'but any ono who will in
vestigate the matter thoroughly will
find it the truth , and M > interubtud will
lie become in Porchorons and Cayouses ,
Clydoidnles und hull-broods , that ho
will with difficulty resist tlio temptation
to immediately engage in breeding than
horses himself.
So much has boon written concerning
the quality of the grass on the ranges of
the northwest that it is scarcely neces
sary to stnto that if horses , or in fact
any other stock , got as much grass as
they require they will keep fat tlio
whole year around without other feed.
Upon mobt of tlio ranges , und especially
in the viciuity of the mountains , horses
can always get sutllcient to maintain
them winter as well as summer , Even in
a country that has been so overstocked by
cattle and sheep that those animals can
no longer live , horses can still Una
enough to live und do well upon.
The winter never kills nor injures
native Montana horses , though they uro
turned out ail winter and uro never pro
vided for by their owners with stores of
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This cut represents
our Gretchon Cloak ,
inado of Striped En
glish Tweed in ecal
brown ; has cardinal
silk lined hood ; sizes
from 4 to 12 years ;
worth $0.00 to $8.00.
Wo offer choice of lot
at $5.00.
Mother Hubbard Night Gowns , Laoo
Trhnmod , Only 40o Each.
Next week wo will show a new assort
ment of Ladies Spring Wraps , trimmed
with cut jets. Wo ask you to examine
the styles wo show at $13 , $18 , $20 and
$25 each. Our prices will bo found from
$5 to $10 lower for same qualities than
naked by-uny house in the west. '
Mother Hubbard Night Gowns ,
Tucked and Embroidered ,
Only 69o.
Spring Cloaks
These are made of
good all wool Striped
Serge , b r o w n sati n-
liued hood ; btylo as
shown in cut ; bizes 4 to
12 years ; worth from
87.50 to $10.00according
t > size. We offer choice
during the weokatSG.OO
Mother Hubbard Night Gowns ,
Elaborately Trimmed , O8c.
S , P , MORSE & CO
hay or grain. Snow never interposes
but a trilling barrier between the
range horse und his food. His strong
front feet are well shaped for pawing
snow , and his mouth full of teeth en
ables him to bite the grass to the root
when he once reaches it. The writer
bus worked upon the great
Yellowstone range for the last
six years , and ho can bear
witness that the horses on the range
were in excellent condition , and that
there has not been 10 per cent of loss
during the whole of that time among
Montana bred horses and but very little
moro than that among those bred in
warmer climate and brought to Mon
tana , many of which m-e located on this
runtre. Mucli less expense is incurred
by the horseman in keeping truck of his
stock and in rounding up than by the
sheep or cuttle raiser. Horses , when
hold upon a locality for short time , become -
come "range broken" that is , bo accus
tomed to living and being upon a cer
tain tract that they will never leuvo it
unless driven uwuy , und will go back U :
it itain when driven off , sometime :
Hovonty-llvo or KM ) miles.
Stallions , of which the horseman bus
to keep one to ubout fifty marcs , are not
turned out upon the range , but are kept
in btuble.s und yards , winter and sum
mer , and fed. They got grain only
.during the six weeks when they are
in ubu , and are fed only hay during tlio
balance of the year. They must bo kop1
in good order , however , and should go
into their "boason" fat und lino.
After the herd had become thoroughly
'range broken" ono man' can maniigo
100 murcb , care for und food two stallions
und three-saddle horses , break all colts
to bailer when they uro nine months
old , and do all tlio usual work upon the
liorbo-ranch except branding and murk-
ing and haying , during which operu-
tioiib lie will require a man to help.
Hay and outs tnilllciont to feed two
btnllions and throe baddlo-liorwes , however -
ever , may generally bo purchased as
cheaply UH they can bo raibed by the
hoi'bomun , and in that CUM ) his ranch
and corrals may bo located moro cen
trally upon his range without reference
to liny meadows or farming lands.
For tlio above band of 100 mures ,
twenty tons of buy and 4,000 pounds of
oats would bo un abundant supply , and
allow of bringing in any pour or sickly
inures and all young col In for woMiing
and halter breaking for a few weeks in
the winter. If the horse brooder bo
content to purchase this supply bin
runcho need cost him but $100 , whereas
ten times that might easily be spout in
fencing , irrigating uud ploughing to
raibo his necebsary provision.
In breeding horses , the quality of the
stock is trreatly improved by the first
cross. Montana is full of 1,000 and 1,100
pound colts raised from 700 pound mures
and largo btallions , und the second cross
to large draft stallions often produce
very valuable animals. Improvement
is as rapid when breeding for bpocd or
the carriage , and it is bora conceded
that the small nutivo Cuyouso ixiny is
us good n basis as any from which to
raise draught or road horbos.
The Cuyquso , though small , is short
of back , broad in the breast and loin ,
deep in the ham and bhoulder and
always bound in foot and mind. lie in
hardy and suro-footed us a juckusa and
his progeny inherit till of these qual
ities. Horbes of 1,000 pound weight
bred from the Cuyouso will outwork
many heavier horsob of other breeding.
Cayouso mures cun bo purchased , if
the right traders are mot , ut ubout SiI7
per head , und Btnllions of three-quarters
draft blood , 1,000 pounds weight , at
about $100. The half-breed colts cun bo
sold right ut homo , when four years old
und broken , , for $75 , und if sent oust
would l > ring-$125 , and perhaps , whou
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Ladies' ' Lisle Thread
Monday and for ono week wo offer a
largo purchase of Ladies' Lisle Thrond
Gloves In assorted colors ut Iflc a pair.
They txro qunlltlos that hnvo sold from
lioc to Sao u pair.
50 dozen full fashioned , stocking top
Brilliant Lisle Gloves , a very superior
quality and worth 75c. Monday anil dur
ing the weak our price will bo COo n
Ladies' Kid Cloves
Monday only we offer 50 do/en Ladies'
Kid Gloves in black , no colors , 5 hook
and 4 button lengths. Choice for that
ono day , 48o a pair.
This lot comprises both 6 and 7 Fos
ter Hook Kid Gloves , colors and black.
They have sold from $1.25 to $1.75.
Choice , 87c a pair.
Wo have still about 160 puirs _ of our
celebrated Men's Driving Kid Gloves ,
worth nt regular price $2.00. For Mon
day only at 87c a pair.
See onr Japese Jointless Straw Malting
Both New and Novel , '
their real quality becomes known , much
more. After the first year marcs will
produce , whan properly handled , 80
per cent of their number of colts. If
driven from a distant and "range-
broken" during the first summer , the
first crop will bo small , say 50 or 00 per
cent. The greatest loss is always
among the cells during their first year.
This loss averages about 10 per cent of
the young colts.
Ono of the greatest elements of suc
cess in the horse business , especially
when carried on on u moderate scale ,
lies in breaking the young colts. For
merly it was the custom to lot the colts
run until four yearsold before breaking.
"When us old us this they have become
as wild as the oik , and blacktail door
with which they run , and cannot bo
broken without the greatest difficulty
and lobs of quality.
Many have been shipped to eastern
markets unbroken and pussed off upon
the unsuspecting grangers of Now Jer
sey and other states , to whom they wore
of ubout as much use us so many comets.
Tills bert of thing bus caused eastern
people to look askance ut horses with a
brand upon them. Hut by breaking
young colts gentle and to halter , break
ing them to ride and drive when two
years old and finishing them and ship-
ing them to market when thrco or four ,
our will before many years
make a uiimo for themselves and their
rbOH , and Montana will surely take a
high position among her sisters in this
branch of the slock industry.
Cloak Signals Bent Over 7.OOO Jtlllcs
of Wire in n Fraction of n Second.
Sun Francisco Alta : Tlio recently
announced churn of a telegraphic cir
cuit of over ton thousand miles , surpass
ing all previous experiments , is some
what misleading. Many efforts at long
circuit work Imvii occurred during the
pubt few vears , the dibtunco varying
from 4KM ( ) to 8,100 miles.
It ib a mutter of i-oiibiderublo pride to
the old oporut/n-B of the Webtorn Union
telegraph company in San Krnncibuo
that the feat of transmitting clock sig
nals through T.tiOO miles of line and talk
ing directly through that sumo line lias
never been equalled , The occubion of
tli is feat was the telegraphic determi
nation of the difference of longitude in
time between the United States Coast
Survey station in Sun Francisco and
tlio obsurvatory of the Har
vard University at Cambridge in the
year 1809. In order to determine the
time of traiiHmission of a signal either
from the clock ( or from the operator's
key ) over tno given length of the line
of it.UOO miles , throe different methods
wore dpvised. Ono of thebo wits orig
inal with Profebsor George Davidson ,
who hud charge of the observations ,
Through the liborulity of the manage
ment of the Western Union Telegraph
company , a double circuit of line was
looped ut Cambridge , so that they extended -
tended from the Sun Frunciuco obborv
utory 3,000 miles to Cambridge , and the
return from Cambridge by u bomowhat
different route of nearly equal lungtli-
The two "earths" were under the Kan
Francibco observatory , dibtunt from
each other not more than tun fuel. The
line wus lirst opened by an operator in
the observatory and when the hiht con
nection wus made ut Cambridge thoSun
Francisco operator was considerably as
tonished to got his own mubbago back
within ono sucond of timo.
Then the agronomical break-circuit
clock was thrown into line and made its
first break upon u pun recording upon a
revolving cylinder of pupor in the
Sun Francisco observatory , and after
this break , hud truyorsod the line to
fMorse&Co :
Black Silk Plaited
Wo hnvo only 20 do/.cn of this number
of Hlack SHU Plaited Hose , which is by
far the best viiluo wo have over offered ;
worth 81.60. Wo bought nil there was
of the lot , uud offer thorn until sold at
78o i pair.
Cotton Hose ,
Thcso are n very ilno Gcrmnn IIoso * for us especially by lloin-
rioh Schopper , the moat celebrated
manufacturer of hosiery in the world.
They tire good value for 50e , but having
bought them direct , are enabled to sell
them at 35c , or 0 pairs for $2.00.
Plaited Hose ,
Those come in till the now spring
shades of Tun , Drab und Modo. and at
$1.00 a pair , are COc under regular sdll-
ing price.
Ribbed Hose ,
Monday wo offer 25 dozen moro
Youths' 'Black Ribbed Hose , double
knee , double heel and too , worth 60o u
pair. Wo offer them again ut 25c a pair.
Next Week We Sell Straw Mings 2t
19c a Yard
Cambridge it returned and made a
break upon a second pun moving purali
lol with the former in about eight-
tenths of a feocond of time. This wa
continued every second for several
minutes , and was repeated upon several
nights , and when ono of the batter
ies in this long circuit was removed the
wave length time was reduced to ouLy
sixty-five hundrcdths of a second.
Conversation was , of course , earned on
at the same rate of bpeed. This fout
over a line 7,200 miles in length has
boon unrivaled up to the present time ,
time , both as a practical working ex
hibit I'n a scioutiiic success.
Tlio Singular ISxpurlcnco of an Oyster
DrcclKcr AVlio Fell Ovornourtf.
Haltiinore Sun : A rcmarkublo illus
tration of man's endurance under % vator
conies from the oyster schooner Lau-
clott , Capt. Harry Jsicobs , now lying nt
the foot of Philpot street. Capt. Harry
Jacobs , his crow and John Johnson , the
man who afforded the illustrationvouch
for the story. On Jan. liG the vessel was
dredging in the vicinity of Thomos'a
point , and while cruising about she and
another vessel wuro in collision. The
other ves el caught the line of the lee
dredge on the Lauclottwhich tautening ,
caught John Johnson und throw hm ( in
the nir and overboard , The heavy Iron
dredge followed , and us Johnson fell in
the water ho caught the dredge , und
grasping it sunk beneath the vessel.
The ljuuelolt was under wdy at the
time. Captain Jacobs at once ordered
the jib lowered ana then the yawlboat.
The "falls" of the boat were found
frozen so fust that they would uot go
overboard , and Captain Jacobs ordered
them cut. Looking overboard and not
bceing the man atloat , Cuptuin Jacobs
conceived tlio idea that Johnson had become -
come entangled in the dredge und
could not dlbongugo himself. Tlion the
crow jumped to the "crank" and never
was an oyster dredge BO quickly holnted
from the bottom. When it came to the
surfnco Joluihon was clinging to the line
near the di-edgo , and to have his hand
from being mushed coming over the
rollers the winding up was slopped and
the man liunlod on board.
JoluiHHi was dressed in his oilskin
suit und Bou'woBtor hut , and beyond los
ing ono of his milts und skinning his
knuckles lie was nil right , lie wild tea
a Sun repnrtor that hu did pnot losu his
presence of mind the whole time ho wan
in the water. A btrungo incident ho
rolutos in that the dredge line , which
from the veesol to tho' bottom is fully
thirty feet long , acted ns a telephone to
him while lying in the mud gru piug
the iron drudgu that anchored him so
fiint. Ha could clearly hear the orders
being given ubovo him , hear the foot
steps of the crow running ubout the
dock , the iiolbo of the jib IIH it run down ,
and the Hplauh of the yawlboat dropping
into the water. His head was close to
the line that hold the dredge , and ho
vouches for the cssortion that the
Bounds from nbovo traveled down the
rope as freely and clearly as in cases
when a telephone is not cloudy under
stood by being slightly out of ordert
The wilier was twonty-sovcn feet deep
where Johnson wont over , Captain
Jacobs and his crow say it was nearly
thrco minutes from the tlmo Johiiboii
was thrown overboard until lie was res
Him \Vi N Jiihliflncl ,
Pioneer Press. : The latest
ground for divoreo in Chicago
cage , which was prebonted by the hus
band of a pretty German girl , was that
ho was jealous of Jiur big dog. Ho tea-
tilled that he found his wife hugging
and kisbing the dog , and. the oourt
promptly guvo him a bill of divoreo.