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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE'vSUISTDAT MAY 272 -SIXTEEN PAGES. 15
THE KINNDOffi OF ANIMALS ,
Interesting StorloB. Concerning Al
KlnclK of Qaudrupods.
A CAT'S TASTE FOR MUSIC.
Ilorso Ilnlr Snakes A DOR That
Whipped n' Dlrd A Queer
With nn AIII-
Goldan Argosy : Ilavo nny of our
random over thrown n horsolmir into n
Imsln of wntor and waited. pntionlly for
i'l to turn into n simltoV This seeming
absurdity is thus explained by a writer
in tlio Hnrtwoll Sun :
"Our friend nskcd us if wo didn't ,
wnnt to sco a horsehair that had turned
into u mmho. Wo did , and ho drew a
liolllu from Ills pocket filled with water ,
in which was what npponrod 1o bo a dl
minutivo anako , flvo 01' six inches long ,
writhing1 nnd twisting , us if anxious to
escape from the bottle. Wlion put In
the holllo it wns nothing more than a
hair from a horse's tail.
"Itvna then explained that the hair
does not undergo ehaiiRO , but that in-
viHlblo animalcules thatgonorato in the
water collect on the hair and malto it
twist and Hquirm after the manner of a
minko or worm. It is hold by Rood au
thority that many of the so-called ani
malcules have been shown to bo plants ,
having locomotive powers something
like animals ; the motion , however , is
not supposed to bo voluntary. But the
horsehair makes a first-class Riiako all
A 1'conllnr Cut.
A farmer by the name of Thomaswho
lives near \Vakonda , Mo. , has a moth
erly old cat that just now , in addition to
raising a largo family of kittens , is
tenderly nursing a young1 squirrel and a
jiriink. The latter two wcro captured
this spring by some of Mr. Thomas'boys
and brought homo. They wcro per-
inittcd to run free around the house ,
and in the course of their travels ran
against the old cat. The latter toolc
kindly to the two motherless little ani
mals and conducted them to her nest
of young ones , whore she has since
guarded them with great care. The
family got along very well.
Fight "With an Alligator.
Lazaretto Crock , a short distance
from Tybeo , Ga. , wns the scene recently
of a fearful combat between throe fish
ermen and a monster alligator. The
.fishermen had been down the crook
fishing , and were on their way back to
the city. They drew their boat to the
place of landing , and as they did they
were confronted by an alligator meas
uring hiiio feet in length. As the boat
lauded within thrco foot of the saurian
lie lashed the sides and odgcs of it
fiercely with his tail , and wns only pre
vented from capsizing it by the prompt
ness of the fishermen in seizing their
oars and boating him over the head and
body. The contest lasted fully a half
hour before the animal was captured.
Mr. M. C. Russell , who was ono of the
party , secured a lasso , and in the
struggle succeeded in fastening it
around the alligator's upper jaw. Ho
struggled to escape at first , but was
finally subdued , and the fishermen car
ried him to a hotel and put him on ex
hibition. During the combat ho snap
ped onp of the inon on the leg , severely
wounding him. ,
A Cat With n Taste for Music.
A young girl at Mercer , Pa.has a cat
yitli decided musical taste and discrim
ination. She. listens to the practice of
her young mistress with much enjoyment
ment , butxto ono pio'co puss has a do-
cidud aversion. This is the "Dying
Nun , " and anyone who has heard its
dolorous notes will credit puss with
good sonso. Sometimes she lies on the
rug fast asleep whoa her mistress be
gins the despised air , immediately she
lifts her head , listens a moment , then ,
rising , walks to the performer and be
gins a most positive remonstrance. She
reaches up. takes her mistress by the
arni and with mouth and paws trios to
pull her from the piano. Failing in
this , aho next mounts the piano and
walks on the keys. But the teasing
young mistress still persisting , puss
tin ally despairs and beats a retreat , if
the door is ooon ; if not , she bogs with
piteous mows to bo let out. She has
boon tried again and again , but never
will she allow that piece to bo played
without decided remonstrance.
The Ulrtl Whipped tlio Do .
There was n big tinjp in a Ridge ave
nue cur recently , says the Philadelphia
Tjmos , in which n dog , a cruno , the
conductor , two mon. three women , a
broom aijd a boy participated. William
Jones , a news-agent on the Reading
railroad , got on the car ut Twenty-fifth
Btroot in company with , a huge crane
' about three and ono-half feet tall and
with three stripes down its breast , The
cruno had a light chain attached to its
right leg , and when Jones sat down ho
fastened the chain to a buttonhole of
his coat. The crane stood up in tlio
contro of the aisle and went to sloop.
At Twentieth street three women got
' nn und awoke the bird with their laugh-
tor. At Eighteenth street a small boy
und a big brown terrier got on thp car.
1'ho boy looked at the orano and laughed.
Thou ho looked .at the dog and said :
"Sic him Carlo " Jones
, , quickly unfastened -
fastened the chain which hold the
rrano , and said : ' 'Shako him , Bis-
The dog made a rush for the bird , and
for about a minute nothing was seen
but Hying hair and two long , skinny
iegs which Hashed in the air like
streaks of light. Then there was a yell.
The dog wont flying and howling down
the lUHlu , followed by the bird , shaking
yrith ruga and uttering a shrill , piping
jioibo , ami dragging his ownoiv who
hold on to the chain. The conductor
| i stopped the do nt the door , and as ho
cauio back , followed by the orano , the
women jumped upon the seats , gathered
up tholr skirts and screamed.
The driver stopped the car just as the
lilrd caught the dog at the rear door ,
und , making ono tin up at him , ripped
nboul six inches of hair from his back
with its back with its bill and sent him
yelping into the street. Then the cruno
yliook itself and made a desperate at
tack on a broom which laid beside the
beats , It bliook the broom up and was
beginning on llio conductor when its
owner Inssoop it with a piece of clothes
line and throw it on the floor.
By the time Grcon street was reached
Bismarck was taking another standing
nap and made no resistance when his
owner lifted , him oil the car. Jones
called the bird a "mountain crane , " and
tmid it was caught in the woods around
" \VHlinmsport. \ IIo has boon keeping it
chained up in his back yard ut Twonty-
llfth Btroot and Rldgo avenue , but it
/ ' whipped ills dog so badly last Saturday
and gave him to much trouble on Sun
day , when it broke lee ; * ! and gave him a
uhaso of four squares with a lasso before
lie caught it , that lie decided to return
it to its mountain homo. IIo was taking
it to the depot for shipment whoa tlio
HoDlcd of ttriof.
A correspondent of tho'St. Louis Globo-
Domotfral , writing from Cadiz , Ohio ,
tolls the following dog story :
A touching incidontoccnr.iod a day or
two ago nt the residence of Mr. William
Trumbull , in Bclmont county. Ilia lit
tle daughter , Maud , hns boon for some
time sick with typhoid fovor. She was
the possessor of a fine Newfoundland
dog , nnd n warm attachment sprang up
between them , and in the little child's
rambles the dog was her solo compan
ion. Since Maud has boon sick the
dog refused to eat , and would wander
from place to place familiar spots
to both dog and girl apparently
in search of her , uttering low
walls. Day before yesterday
Wednesday ) the dog was admitted to
the bedside of his little mistress , and
its joy was unbounded. The animal
walked around and around the bed , and
rubbed its shaggy head lovingly against
the little hand of the sufferer resting
on the outside of the covering. Time
cnmo for the dog to leave , which it at
first refused to do , but finally yielded.
It 'was then offered food , which it re
fused. It wandered oil to some familiar
haunt , where happy hours had boon
spent with little Aland , and finally laid
down by the stairway loading to the
little girl's bedchamber , whining in a
pitiful manner. No attention was paid
to the dog for an hour or two. At last
Bomo ono called It , but it did not move.
An examination was made and the brute
was found dead. Died of pure grief at
being parted from its friond.
Homo's Antique Koostcrs.
The cxtromo antiquity of pedigree
boasted by the domestic "fowl hag gone
tar to oxclto the favorable regard of
Boston people in its behalf , says the St.
Louis Globe. It Is supposed to have
originated in eastern Asia , whence are
derived , oven to the present , many of
the finest broods. The primitive bird
of 5,000 years ago was , probably , some
thing like what is known to-day .as the
"Cochin" a variety still co'mraon
among the Chinese , who have always
boon great fanciers of poultry.
The ancient Egyptians kept hens nnd
are familiar with the principles of
artificial incubation , for wnioli purpose
they oinployd evens , heated by lamps
to an oven temperature of 108 degrees.
The old Greeks and Romans had
famous strains of chickens. In their
time cock fighting was much In vogue.
Of the dantnms they raised , Pliny
speaks , referring to thorn as "a dwarfish
kind of hen that is extra little , and yet
In Rome the poultry did not lack re
spect and consideration. No magistrate
would open or close his doors before
their nloasuro was known , und upon
their direction the imperial faces were
advanced or contrariwise. Accounts
extant , in languages long dead , of
wooly lions , which nro said to have
formerly existed ; of hairy hens also ,
and of wingless and tailless fowls ; of
horned roosters nnd other barnyard
curiosities. Unfortunately , however ,
like the dodo nnd the great auk , these
are all extinct.
The Bloodthirsty Weasel.
Youth's Companion : The common
weasel or ermine is ono of the most
bloodthirsty of all animals. It haslbeon
known to kill forty well-grown fowls in
a single night. "Ever victorious , "
says Dr. C. H. Merriam in his "Mam
mals of the Adirondaoks , " "of uro-cml-
nont assurance , this indomitable little
animal is , in courage , ferocity and
audacity almost without a parallel
among the mammalia. " Ho describes a
scone which seems to prove his state
"I once put a very l-'H'gs rat into a
square till cage -.vitli a wdatiol. The rat
had been caught in a stool trap by the
tees of Onp of his hind feet and was in
no way injured.
"Ho was very ugly and bit fiercely at
the trap and at the stick with which I
assisted him'intotho cagebut noboonor
had ho entered the cage than his whole
manner and bearing changed. IIo im
mediately assumed an attitude of abject
terror , trembled from head to foot and
crawled into the nearest corner.
"Tho weusol advanced toward him at
once and as ho did bo the rat rose upon
his hind logs , lot his forepaws hang
helplessly over his breast and squealed
piteously. Ho showed neither disposi
tion to light nor to defend himself when
"Tho wcnsol did not siczo him at first ,
but culled him with his forepaws and
drove him from one corner of the cage
to another , glaring at him continuously.
Then suddenly ho sprang upon his vic
tim , already paralyzed with fear , laid
open the back of his head with a single
Into , ate the brains and loft the quiver
ing carcass untouched. "
A Cat's Dismay.
In a garden nonr this city , says the
Pittshurg Dispatch , n young cat was
prowling around yesterday , trying in
her swcot natural way to look as much
like a tiror as possible , when a "moo-
yah" in a hign key foil upon her ear.
She stoppsd , hold up ono paw , and
opened her blinking eyes to the widest.
No other cat could she BOO in the garden -
don , nor in the adjacent orchard. She
looked at mo , and I'm certain she said
to liersolf something like : "That man
thinks he's doing something smart , im
itating my voicol"
But I had not taken such a liberty
with myfollno friend , n trustful young
tabby , hardly a year old , oy the way.
The imitative genius was a catbird ,
whom I could sco swinging on a slender
branch weighted heavily with superb
blossoms of white in the center of a
largo cherry troo. The dingy catbird ,
with its muddy coat , was rejoicing in
the sunshine ju ! > t as heartily as the
bluoblrd or the black and orange orioln
piping near by among the fading mag
nolias nnd budding nppio blossoms. To
show his joy ho sung , and , as everybody
knows , his song was like the cry of a
recently weaned kitten who is sulforjug
from a severe cold.
The cat passed underneath the cherry
tree ultimately just as the catbird gave
vent to a ' 'moo-yah" of unusual clear
ness and piquancy ; repeated the cat-like
cry several times , in fact. The cat wns
intensely intorobtod nt once , and throw
ing up her head she examined the tree
branch by branch. E could almost see
her wrestling with the problem of
a cat's voice coining from a tree where
there was no cat. It was a terrible puz
zle for a young cat. But I was powerless -
loss to help hor.
Then the bird again sang
out defiantly : "Meo-ynh ! Moo-
yah ! Meo-yah ! " nnd the cat
seemed for the llrst time to see the bird ,
though hardly recognizing in the feath
ered thing a talker of cat language ,
But the cat fastened her eyes on the
bird nnd ollmbott a little way up the
knotty trunk of the cherry tree as if to
got a closer view.
The linulo was very funny. The bird
began its song again , and tit the first
sound the cat slid down the tree and
ran into the house , tail high in the air
and fur bristling , as b-idly scared as she
is likely to bo if she lives out all her
nine lives. She had hoard for the first
time u bird sing with a cat's voice.
An Absolute Ctiro.
The OUIQINAL AUIETINK OINTMENT
is only put up in largo two ounce tin boxes ,
am } la an absolute ruro for old sores , burns
wounds , chapped hands , nnd nil skia erup
tions. Will positively euro ull kinds of niles
Aslrfor Oie OWaiNAL AUIBHNK OINTV
MENT. Sold by Goodman Drui ? Co. at 23
cent * i > er box by uiutl JM cents.
A Visit to Edison in His Now
HIS NEW TALKING MACHINE.
AVIint Is lining Done by the Rlcotrl *
clnns All.Over tlio World I2x *
porlmcnts and Discover
ies Electric Notes.
Another Ellison TrlumS h.
Edison's now laboratory and per
fected phonograph at Ornngo , N. J. ,
says the Now York Times , were thrown
open to representatives of the press yes
terday. The plant is purely for experi
mental purposes , and is ono of the
largest in the world. An entire block
of land is occupied , and there are flvo
separate buildings of brick with hard
wood interiors. The main ono is thrco
stories high , 200 foot dcop , and To foot
wide. There Is a combination olllco
and library in it , besides a lecture
room , stock room , machine room , do-
pnrtmentj-ooms , and power room. The
structure is n model of its kind , and the
equipment appears to bo complete. The
library und olllco Is In the form of a hol
low square , with thrco galleries rising
to the third lloor. The cases contain
10,000 volumes of choice eciontlllc
works , but the capacity is 05,000 boolcs.
Pour one-story buildings , each 100 by
30 foot , are used for ore milling , blacksmithing -
smithing , the manufacture of patterns ,
etc. There is a capacity of 3iJO horse
power on the plant , and electricity is
supplied for 050 lamps on the premises
and In neighboring dwellings.
Edison entertained his visitors ,
among whom wcro a number of elec
tricians , with sonio astonishing experi
ments on his improved phonograph.
The "talking machine" of udozon years
ago has disappeared , but the principal
remains and is now in the form of a
practical commercial invention as well
as a pleasing toy. There is a motor box
about H. inches square and the arma
ture in"it is only a horizontal ring.or
wheel of metal with 10 polo pieces nt
regular intervals on the rim. The
cat-power" battery is in a separate
case underneath. The phonograph is a
separate arrangement , attached to the
motor box by two screws. There is a
small shaft four inches long , with 100
threads to the inch , which foods what
looks like a pair of spectacles with a receiver -
coivor and transmitter in ono ring.
Then there is a recorder in the form of
a steel knlfo fastened to the diaphragm.
The receiver is a delicate metal noodle ,
which operates on a phonograph
blank of white wax. This blank is hol
low nnd tapers inside so as to bind by
friction in hot or cold weather on a
metal drum. A second shall has a
coarse reverse thread , and is only used
where repetition is desired. On the
surface of the little wax blank , which
looks like an ivory dice-box , can bo re
corded from 1,000 to liOO ! words , or bov-
oral musical compositions. A wax blank
can bo automatically pared from fifteen
to twenty times for now record. When
in motion the phonograph looks very
much like a turning lathe.
Edison's litci'ai'y musical
ments with the invention yesterday
Tvoro wonderful. Not only were words
and sentences reproduced , but the voices
of the readers were readily recognized.
The piano , cornet , violin and clarionet
were repeatedly tested , singly and to
gether , with marvelous success. The
phonograph has boon so far perfected
that next week the work of eroding a
factory on tlio Edison plant will bo
begun. The inventor expects within a
month to have the machine on the mar
ket for commercial uses. Its possibili
ties are beyond calculation.
Mr. R. W. Blaokxvoll. in an article .in
a recent number of the Electrical Engi
neer , of London , has the following on
dynamo ollluiency : "The dynamo-
electric machine , by which the power
of the steaui engine is converted into
electricity , has reached n degree of per
fection unappreciated by those not engaged -
gaged in the business. Loss than five
years ago the best dynamos gave an
efficiency of 75 per cent ; there was an
excessive heating of the wire coils , and
of the journals , so that a machine could
rarely bo depended upon for a run of
twelve to eighteen hours at a
stretch. There were frequent burn
ings out of the armature , and of the
commutator , and other recurring faults ,
which caused uncertainty nnd expense.
At present the best manufacturers soil
their guaranteed clllpionoy of 00 per
cent. , so that for every 100 horse-power
of the steam cngino , < JO will appear on
the line in electricity , and 81 will ap
pear in the motor in the form of
moohanical onorgy. The latest series
of tests made with railway * motor
demonstrated an elllcioncy of 80 per
cent , from the steam engine to the car
jixlo. ' From this must bo deducted , in
actual practice , 5 par cent , for the line
wire , and 10 per cent , for contingencies
of all kinds , leaving 05 per cent , actu
ally to bo rolled on. Therefore , from
100-horsc power at the engine , US will bo
delivered on the car nxlo. "
The Klcotrlo Iji lit and Gas.
At a mooting of the Western Gas asso
ciation , hold in Chicago recently , the
president , Mr. Emerson MoMillin.mado
a remarkable address as to the manner
In which the sontiinontof gas engineers
has changed in regard to olcetrlolj/y.
IIo said : "Moro than one-fourth of the
companies ( responding ton circular of
inquiry ) wo.ro doing oloctrio lighting ,
and moro than half believed that gas
companies bhould do oleotrlo lighting.
Both the tire and i n candescent systems of
oloctrio lighting were growing rapidly.
But few cites or towns were now with
out nro lights in the street * . While it
was yet far from being the most economi
cal mode of lighting , it was rapidly sup
planting other modes in the denser
parts of citot nnd towns , nnd the time
was coining when the public would de
mand arc or other powerful lights on
most of the public streets. Incan
descent lighting was making equal
progress with uro lighting. It was the
most convenient , tlio most cleanly and
the least objectionable , from n sanltarv
standpoint , of any lipht now in uso. it
would not do for gas managers to longer
expect to light it oil'by proclaiming its
unreliability. It was moro reliable to
day than gas was during periods of low
temperatures. " As to the electric
motor , it was reported in 82 per cent of
the replies that It had not replaced gas
engines , while ti per cent baid it hud.
Another year will bring that 0 nor cent
up to a much higher Hguro. Mr. Me-
Millin expressed his belief that gas
would remain the light of the masses.
The converse to the oloctrio light , be
ing that electricity is getting the cream
of the business. And yet we have
heard of many instances in which the
oloctrio light is in ube in fifth-rato har
bor saloons , cheap qating houses , out
side peanut stands nnd in modest lager
boor saloons , where the Amasses" are
seen and do cougrogute. .
Tlio New Phonograph.
T.ho Introduction of the now phono-
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Worthy Wm. , Cor. Corby and 10th.
Abel E. , Denver , Col.
Banner G W. , Bradshaw , Neb.
Birkon W. J. , Leigh , Nob.
Bayrhoffor ft Koissclbach , Shelby , Nob.
Brown E. R. , Fremont , ' Nob.
Bennett T. N. St' Paul , Nob.
Craig A. J. , Minden , Nob.
Copeland L. N. , Minden , Nob.
Cleveland Bros. , Ord , Nob.
Dahlstodt M. K. , Chapman , Nob.
Deyo & Dorr , Rod Cloud , Nob.
Dresser C. W. , Chndron , Nob.
Gilbert C. E , , Central City , Dak.
GalbralthJ. E. , Albion , Neb ,
Hopkins W. W. , Oakland , Nob.
Harris ft Gunncll , Paxton , Nob.
Irwin ft Hockman , Dcadwood , Dak.
Judd L. P. , Cedar Rapids , Nob.
Jensen , John , Mead , Nob.
Johnson A. B. , Mason , Nob.
Kinzol Bros. , Wisnor , Nob.
Krnus * , Phillip , Plattsmoulh , Nob.
Karkor , S. J. , Aurora , Nob.
Knowltou E. W. , Oxford , Neb.
Larson & Son , Bralnard , Nobi
Lamhofcr Ed.Schyulor , Nob.
Lyons Drug Co. , Lyons , Neb.
Maylo , J. W. , Blair , Nob.
Moran John , Olnx , Neb.
Morris & Co. , O'Neill , Nob.
McEvoy L. A. , North Plutto , Nob.
Odondahl Bros. , LoupCity , Nob.
Ovorllold'J. K. , Noligh , Nob.
Pothick Thos. M. , Silver Crook , Nob.
Robb J. D. , McCook , Nob.
Stevens W. U. , Ogden , Utah.
Showers & Co. . Lin wood , Nob.
Stuart fc Ferris , Cedar Bluffs , Nob.
Shryock W. B. , Louisville , Nob.
Soykora E. J. , North Bond , Nob.
Stein & Co. , Lincoln , Nob.
Scull E. B. , Boulder , Col.
Thomas J. R. , Tokamah , Nob.
Travis & Samples , Holdrogo , Nob.
Wells W. E. . Burwoll , Nob.
Woods II I. , Stromsburg , Nob.
Wood W. J. & Co. , BulTalo Gap , Dal
Wlmloy , M. II. , Clarks , Nob.
Wolz Gco. , Fremont , Nob.
Wilson C. W. , Mead , Nob.
Wolf ft Gillcn , Madison-Nob.
Young J. P. , Plattsmouth , Nob.
Distributing Agents Max Meyer & Co. , Omaha , Neb. ; also Western Agents for the Seidenberg&
Co. Rosa Espanola and Thekla Havana Cigars.
graph to the public by means of the ex
hibition of it , accompanied by Mr. E. T.
Gilliland's paper , before the Now York
Electric club last Saturday eveningwas
a memorable occasion. The paper ,
which will no found in full in our col
umns , is not only an admirably succinct
narrative of the'manner in which Mr.
Edison made his invention and of the
nature of his exclusive claims to it , but
gives also an Excellent idea of the va
riety of uses to which the phonograph
will bo put. '
Eloqtrlulty on Shipboard.
While the question of the most com
pact form of engine.and dynamo to bo
used on board ship is ono that applies to
all vessels , the application of electric
ity , and the electric motor in particu
lar , is especially convenient in war vc -
sols. In ZUrecont article appearing in
the Army and Navy Journal , Lieutenant
Bradley Av Fisko points out the great
convenience of the electric motor and
its eminent adaptability to replace the
largo number of small steam engines
now employed on shipboard for a va
riety of purposes. But in addition to
this ho points out that a now use for
the motor can bo found , not only in the
training of guns , but in elevating
thorn for firing in a seaway. With an
electric motor to aid him , the gunner
can keep the piece on the target inde
pendent of the rolling of the ship. In
the article referred to , Lieutenant
Fisko mentions the fact that at least
ono of the new ships , the "Chicago , "
the dynamo , which generates current
for the lights and the olostric motor to
bo .employed in traing one of the guns ,
is placed above the water line and ex
posed to the enemy's projectiles. Why
such an important part of the equip
ment of the ship should be placed above
the water line any moro than the boil
ers and engines seem dilllcult to under
stand , and wo venture to hope that in
future this oversight will bo remedied.
An Electric Woman.
Pall Mall Gazette : Dr. Fere , of the
French society of biology has discovered
an olootric womim ! The muno and address -
dross of this phenomenon are not given ,
probably to avoid her being got hold of
by some enterprising Barnum. Jt ap
pears that both her hair and body omit
electric sparks. The electricity is moro
visible when her hair is combed. The
hair then stands on end. When she
puts on her underclothing its contact
with her skin first produces a crepita
tion , then the clothes adhere as it were
to the body , and finally her movements
are partly paralyzed. These phenom
ena , arc particularly observable during
dry weather. The electric tension also
increases under the influence of emo
tions biit'h , for example , as the olToot of
mubic , which augments the crepitation.
This extraordinary oroaturo , however ,
js not unique. Dr. * Leguo mentioned
'the case of a woman who during an
aurora boroalifa was suddenly charged
with electricity , which nmnifostod
it-self when she pns od her finger over
the face of her brother ; she remained
electric for two months.
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DRUGGISTS AND DEALERS !
CHAS.A.VOGELER Co. BAITO. MD.
a"IB- , nn
Cor , De'arliorn and Lake Streets ,
ThU IJOUBO 1ms just boon thoroughly refitted
at a cost of over tl\UX ) , making it fur better
than nny hotel of tlio name prlcoin the Weal.
Kluvutor , Klectrlo Mclitd , llatli Itooma , and all
Unr H , $2.OO HIM ! $2.BO per Day ,
IncHidlnir meals. Centrally located ; accessible
to ull railway stations , theaters and biulneaj
houses. Street curs to all points of th city ,
Bpeclul rates to professional people.
C. W. D A. 13 U & 0 0 . , Proprietors.
PROF. BYRON FIELD.
TOPEKA , KANSAS.
TTAN3COM Ploco lota 11,750 to J1.7W.
A NICK borne ; lot In Ilanscom Place , BOxlSl ,
onU front , 7 room house , city water and cistern ,
bam nnil shod , M.UUJ.
T OTln Ilnnscotu I'laca MrlW , now 8 room liouno ,
\J city water , clitcro , laundry room , largo closets ,
ttIXU , ciiay payments.
J OTS In Auiblor 1'Iaco , MOO to flOOJ.
XT1 four roam 'Jstlogo I.owo' Adj. , South front ,
1 > tl.WX ) , fami und easy payments.
J OTS 9 nnd 10 , block M. , I.owo'8 Add. , 00x12 % S1.3M
TOTS In Eckcrmnn 1'lnco , 51M to 8J08.
/-lOItNKn Jones and 12th. 03x133 , trackazo facilities ,
V/houses on lot renting for M per month , 8AUOJ.
T OT on 2 < .tli near N. St. , South Onmhn$3OOU.
T OT on N. St. , South Omaha , K1WD.
T OTS on 1 nnd 21st St. , South Omnlia , JMO.
A ITiEAFANThomo In Ilanscom I'laco.full lot.oaat
front , very cheap fo-VJ.
T OTS In 1'oppluton I'nr * from 11,100 to 51,500.
pi BT Our prlcoi on 10th St. property.
SKVl'IlAh nlco houses In .KounUo Pl.icont low ilg-
T OTri In Vandercook Terrace , 51,550.
ONAP3 In South Omalin.
I/lst your property for Ralo and houses for rent
BOSWORTH & JOPLIN ,
Room 89. Barker Block.
Real Estate , Loans , Fire Insurance ,
Most popular Umbrellas known. MorotUan
OO.OOO sold in twelve months.
None are Rpnuliio without our PATENTED
Sl'HINCS In the btleks ami tics nmrcil us above.
! JOHNSON & POWELL
Row Yoili and Philadelphia.
IIG LliBLOW HOE' '
Has obtained a ronulntinn wherever In
troduced for "Coiutuci SrvLKJ'-l > Pnu-
FJjfjT L'i'r , " "CoJiroitT AND DuitAliir-
ITY , " They bavono superiors In Hand
Turns , Hand Welts , Goodyear Welts ,
nnd Machine Sewed. Ladles , ask for the
"Luni.ow" SHOK. Try them , and you
will huy no other.
Notion to Urldcfl Contractors.
Sealed bids will bo received at tlio olllce of the
County Clerk of Doclgo County. NtbrusUu , until
] ' . ' o'clock in. , of Juno llth , IN * , for the rebuild
ing ot tlio superbtrnctlou of two fit ) foot titans
li Icot wide btralnlng beam combination brldgu
to replace the t\\o spans In the J'lutte river
lirldgu near North Jleud. Also for the robulla-
lugof thesupeibtructlon of seven DO foot spunv
10 feet wldo btralnlng bourn combination bridge
to replace seven bpaus in the 1'lutte river bridgu
near Fremont , Nebraska.
JJIdi will albo bo rccetvedfor all plllnir.raps and
ice breaks I hut may bo needed in butldlni ; and
repairing bald bridges to bo computed by the
thousand feet when completed work included.
All lumber and timber tyboofouK : tUs.'loo ?
plank to be W indies thick ; jillInK to be 10
laches at point nnd 15 inches at butt end , and to
lie driven not lew than W feet
All bids to be accompanied with n deposit of
ilfty dollars , ( $50.00) ) and to bo forfeited to the
County , In case the bidder or bidders to whom
the contract or contracts are awarded falls
Nvithlnilvo days to enter into contract & . execute
a good and sulllclout bond for the faithful pur >
formanct ) of tuld contract ,
Ili4 board reserves the right to. reject nny or
all bids. Ily order of the Hoard of Supervisors ,
of Dodge Ciiuoty , Nebraska. .
Attest : O. Il.l'.BIUVnM' ,
WHY LIVE H FURNISHED ROOMS
When You Can Go to the
Ferguson Furniture Co.
Where you can furnish a home of your own. by paying § 5.00 to § 10.00 down
and from S5.00 to § 10.00 a month.
We have the largest stock o GENERAL HOUSEHOLD GOODS of
any house in Omaha. You will save 25 per cent by buying o us.
We arc agents for the CELEBRATED ICEBERG CHIEF REPRIG
ERATORS and ICE CHESTS.
We are also agents for the OLD RELIABLE GASOLINE STOVES.
We have also a large stock of STORAGE GOODS that must be sold to
pay charges. All .goods marked in plain figures.
A child can buy as well as a man. Give us an early call and convince
FERGUSON PUR NITURE Co. ,
Nebraska Furniture & Carpet Co ,
6O6 and 608 North IGtli Street.
and Wo offer a choice line of HARDWOOD CHAMBER SUITES at $15
PARLOR SUITES , § 35 to § 200.
'DRAPE RIES , S3 to S25 per pair.
Full line of BRUSSELS AND INGRAIN CARPETS.
ANYTHING YOU WANT.
Nebraska Wtowfi Carpet Co , N. 16ft a
HE & IOIG ,
12.1 . and 1213 Farnam Street
Carpets , Stoves ,
WEEKLY AND MONTHLY PAY
DEWEY & STONE ,
A magnificent display of everything useful and
ornamental in ths furniture maker's art ,
at reasonable prices.
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