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THE "OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAYS , NOVEMBER 11 ; 1888.-SIXTEEN PAGES
Never allow an opportunity to slip to pick up seasonable goods below their value. Our buyers have
just been through the Easterii markets and closed out many
Odd Lots at Half their Original Price !
Good substantial bargains is what the people of Omaha want. Barr's ' are always on hand to supply
them. This week , commencing
MCWNTIXgLY , JN YKMJBEl * 12TH ,
We have an entire new line of SPECIAL DRIVES to offer , of which we can only enumerate a few :
Mail orders solicited. Samples sent upon arrolication. Goods delivered free within 48 miles of Omaha.
A splendid Eider Down Comfort for
\VM. BAKU DKY Goons COMPANY.
We call especial attention this week
1o our stock of Red , Grey and White
Flannels for underwear from ILMc to S5e
per yard. 27-inch White Shaker Flannel
nol at lOe per yard.
Wo ask the ladies of Omaha to see
our French Twill Flannels in stripes
and figures for Tea Gowns , fifty dI ( Tor-
en t designs , 27-inch wldo , at 7i > e a yard.
CORSET AND LADIES' UNDEU-
For a perfect and easy lilting Corset
Fcr Ladies' and Children's Aprons
from 20o uj ) . bee Barr's
For Misses' and Children's Hoods and
Tarn O'Slmntor's , see Barr's.
For Children's Knit Dresses , ' ee
For low prices in Ladies' Ready-made
Underwear , see Barr's.
At 2oe a pair , Ladles'heavy all wool
Ribbed Hose , merino heels and toes ,
good value for ! &r & c.
At Ado 11 pair , Ladies' English Cash
mere Hose , extra long , would be cheap
at 05i. .
At 50o a pair , Ladies' natural grey
SanitnrvVool Undyed Ho e , 50c a pair ,
BLACK GOODS DEPARTMENT.
The best assorted stock in the city.
Everything from a lOc C'nshmere to a
$2.0J Henrietta. No lady should buy a
black dress before seeing ours , as wo
guarantee a saving of lOc to ooo on
every yard bought of ub.
See our 10-inch Black Cuthmcro at
50c per yard.
UNDERWEAR DEPARTM ENT.
Ladies' ' Jersey Fitting1 Wool Yo ts ,
Swiss ribbed in white , scarlet and nat
ural grey , high neck and long sleeves ,
Ladies' all wool Swiss Ribbed Vests ,
in white and .scarlet , high neck and
long sleeves , $1.25 oach.
Your attention IB invited to the in
spection of our Evening G.o\cs. All
Cloves lilted to the hand and kept iu
repair. Gloves cleaned by the French
process , lOo n pair.
Have just opened an immense ino of
imported Tea Clowns and Ladles' Suits.
Our latest designs and combinations ,
made expressly for the Win. Burr Dry
Goods Co. We invite you to see our
elegant and well-llgbted Cloak room.
DRESS TRIMMINGS DEPARTMENT.
We have just received an elegant line
of Amber and .let effects ) in both pend
ant and ornamental Trimming at all
IC-inoh Apron Embroidery in all tbo
latest designs..r 5c to Sl.oO per yard.
40-inch Ynl. Flouncing , 50c per yard.
10-inch Spanish Guipure Flouncing ,
7 < " > e per yard.
40-ini-h Chantilly Flouncing , $1.00
per 3 ard.
50 Ladle.- ' Trimmed Huts for $1.00
7o Children's Trimmed Hals for Jiilc.
100 Misses' Trimmed Sailor Hats at
Best quality Knit-haven Gerinantown
Yorn at 41.61) ) per pound.
Best quality linjhortfd Saxony Yarn
at 12e a skein. , J f
A MURDERED BORDER BULLY ,
Sensational Killing of Joe Hall by
ANNALS OF A NEBRASKA TOWN
A Encounter Between the Employes
of the Hudson Bay and North
west Fur Compnnleo A.
For The flee.
The killing of Joe Hall , the rowdy ,
roysterer , gambler and all round border
tough , by Herbert Reynolds , the cow-
fcoy , at Whitman , this state , one year
ego , was a sensational murder , and one
that created much excitement at the
time , although but little about the af
fair was over heard of through the
Joe Hall , the victim of the tragedy in
question , made his appearance at Whit-
ynan , about the time the Aurora &
Broken Bow branch of the B. & M.
reached there. Nobody know whence
lie who ho and cared lessor
r y came , or was , ,
/or ho soon became a holy terror in the
embryo city , and some of his deeds for
cowardly brutality and fiendish heart-
Jossnoss surpassed anything known in
the criminal annals of the western part
Of the state.
An original was this border
lully , worthy of a word or two
of description. In his physical and
moral man , ho was a complex character.
A big , broad-shouldorod hybrid , having
in his veins at least throe separate
dreams of blood European , Mexican
and Indian with a dash of the devil to
( jive a preternatural splco to the com
pound. Ho was a most rupollant char-
ivctor in all things , fearing God after u
fashion , but seemingly without the
slightest fear of man. When I men
tioned that ho was cowardly , I only
meant in the Infliction of torture upon
the victims of his hatred , otTondcrs
either real or imaginary. He possessed
an inexhaustible- fund of thrilling sto
ries and information relative to
early overland life , and many an
hour was whlled away by his
reckless companions in listening
to his recital of countless nnd yarlcfl ad
ventures. ITo was a man of probably
fifty-live years of ago , yotnotwlthstand-
ing his roamlngs throughout the world ,
wjia very ignorant. His associates had
always been of the lawless class. ITo
never went unarmed , and hko all bul
lies , derived much satisfaction in the
display of bin knife and his six-shooters ,
and ha wasn't alow in the ubu of either ,
When ho made his debut in Whit
man ho soonied to liavo plenty of money ,
nnd after u week's spree , in which he
shot tbo mirror and all the bottles and
glassware to pieces in thu "Muzzle Du/-
zlu , " saloon and hurdy-gurdy house , un
then by John Duke , but afterwards bv
thu notorious Doc Mlddloton.dnd wound
up the debauch by shooting a cowboy
from the Figure Four through the
lungs , and sobered up and started n
dance house , gin mill and gambling
lioll , known as thu "Headquarters. "
As before btatcd ho soon uocamu a ter
ror to the cowboys , graders , and 'the
motley cio'wd of horse-thieves uud'des-
porudoos who congregated there , and
ruled the town like u potentate of old.
As a sample of the man's total disre
gard for life , and his incredible nerve ,
I will relate an incident in his life at the
trading post of Marrs , on the Niobraro ,
as it was told mo by one , Tom Donald-
sort , an old buffalo hunter , who still re
sides at Whitman.
"Yas , sir , " said Donaldson , "this man
Hall was a regular built screamer ,
the hardest. toughest crowd I
ever know. Fifteen years ago ho
was with the Nor'-west Fur com
pany , and I was with the Hudson
Bay , and ono night late In the fall , a
lot of ua boys dropped in at Morris' .
We ware all sittin'round the steve in
' saloon ' and ' when
Furnoy's , lyin' jokin' ,
finally wo got it on Jake Thompson ,
about as big a rulllan as Hall himself.
Ho asked us all up to drink , and as we
wore standin' along the bar wishin'
each other purty good luck an1 all that ,
in walked Joe Hall and four or five of
his partners. In 'em days you probably
know the Northwesters and the Hudson
Bay men didn't trot in the same elass
it "was the navy or the knife on the
"Hall and his frion's stood afore the
btovo a moment , when Joe , in an in-
sultin' tone , remarked : 'I say fellers ,
it hain't harf a man as'll take his whisky
in the presence of gentlemen an' not ax
'em to jino , oh'i" Then nforo
any ono could reply , he continued ,
'I sayThompson , maybe you don't know
mo , an' if you don't , all I've ' got to say
is that I'm the biggest bumpod-buck
dummcdnry 'long the Niobrara , an' I
liin eat more 6ow-bolly , chaw up more
torbacker , and whip any two-legged
monkey that walks. Am I to have a
I see business in Jake's eye , and sort
o' loosened up my sixes fur 'mergon-
cios. I was jest in time , for when Hall
took a stop to'ards the bar , Thompson
turned on him like a flash , and dashin'
his whisky in his face said : "Yas ,
there it is , 'un I kin make you oat this
glass ! "
"Everybody drawod , but as wo war
'bout ' evenly matched , no ono seemed
anxious to tnlco the first crack. Wo
talked It over a minute , then wo all
'greed to lot Jake and Joe have thai-
knives only , an' ' settle it 'U\ix them
selves. 'Course thoy's willin1 and
as they drew their charges wo
all backed up agin the
wall to gin 'om fair play an' plenty o' '
room. The next minnit they wore to
gether , nud as luck would have it , Hall
dropped his knife at the first fashslmy ,
and as ho wont to recover it , Thompson
knocked him on his back , an' with ono
knee on one arm and 'tothor ' on his
breast , Jake lay his longknifo on Hall's
" 'Thar ' , Joe Hall,1 said Thompson. 'It
you had mo in sieh a fix , what'd yo do ? '
" 'I'd cut your bloody throat from carte
to ear ! ' cried Hall , with an oath.
"And to the disappointment of all us
Hudson men Jake lot him up , and ox-
tendin' his listsaid :
' 'Take it Hall ' nn'
, you're a good un ,
como up here and take a drink ! '
I thought the above a pretty good
story , but olTorcd no comment , as
Donaldson isn't the mildest-mannered
man I have over mot , and his breath
sinolt like a gin-mill then , so I accepted
the story , treated , and sultl never a
But to the killing of Hall. Ono even
ing just a year ago last October , after
Hall had boon running the "Head
quarters" a couple of months , ho got
drunk arid amused himself by making
everybody , at the point of his six-
shooter , to either sing , dance or treat ,
who happened in his place ,
K.yory citizen of Whitman know what
* drunk ( or Joe Hil ( ) meant , uud it may
" - - ' * "
bo well understood that the patronage
of his dive foil off very materially on
such occasions. Only the roughest and
most desperate would venture to approach
preach bis bar or gaming tables at such
Ho had just finished with a couple of
young cowboys whom he had left dnnc-
incr for fully an hour , varying the monotony
ony by shooting the lloor full of boles
under their loot , when Reynolds , a cow
boy from ono of the upper ranges , and a
stranger in the town , dropped in. Ho
had hoard the music and the shooting ,
and went in to see what was up.
Ho had no sooner crossed the thresh
old when Hall staggered uj > to him , and
swinging his six-shooter in his face ,
cried , "You're jest in time , young fol-
ler , we're all dry ; come up and treat. "
"I can't do it , " said Revnolds. "I
haven't got any stuff , and I don't want
to bo throwod out , " and he tried to
laugh and make Hall think that he
took it all as a joke.
"Haven't any money , " growled the
drunken bully. "Well , then , wli at excuse
cuso have you fur boin' on earthy Lee
out ! did that hurt ? " ho quickly added ,
as ho jammed the muz/.lo of his re
volver into Reynolds' face , cutting a
gash in his lip , and all but knocking
"What kind of treatment is this to
show a man ? " said Reynolds , as ho
wiped his bloody lip with his sleeve.
"I haven't done ii tiling ; I really have
no money ; but no man can treat mo
like a dog. " and his eyes Hashed like
coals of lire.
"Thoy can't , eh ? " leered Hall ; "woll ,
how'd you like that1" ; and as ho
spoke he deftly whirled his six-
shooter In his hand , grasping
it as it revolved by the barrel , and before -
fore Reynolds could protect himself , the
big bully struck him an awful blow with
the butt full in the face. The blow did
not knock him downbut the second one
did , nnd as ho WIIH scrambling upon his
hands and knees to got out of the in
furiated brute's way. ho kicked him
through the open door into the bands of
Reynold's nose , vas broken and Ills
face terribly lacerated , and ho staggered -
gored Into Manuel-ing's olllco anJ
fainted. A crowd of angry cowboys
quickly gathered in the place , and
while they sympathized witn HeynoldH
and did all they could to alleviate his
sufferings , none was so bold as to pro
pose summary vengeance upon Hall.
After having his face washed and
hundugod , Reynolds said ho would leave
the place , nnd remarking that he be
longed to the Three Bars ranch , and
that they would probably hoar from him
again , ho disappeared into the dark
ness , striking up north of the town , past
the refrigerator , and over the frowning
Late that night , when all the peace
ful citizens of the place hud retired , and
the sounds of the desperate orgies that
were being carried on by desperate men
and depraved women emanated from
Hall's disreputable hole alone , the
Crack of a Winchester rifle startled the
The door of the "Headquarters" was
wide open , a lurid glnro from the coal-
oil lamp streamed out lighting up an avenue -
nuo across the railroad track and
against the tents of the graders beyond.
Hall , the drunken bullytirod out with
his night's sport , had just stopped up to
the bar , and told Harry , the bar-tondur ,
to give him a night-cap , and ho'd go to
Ho was in the act of hoisting the
whisky to his lips whan the Winches
ter's sharp rejxjrt crashed upon the
quiet of the night.
Hall dropped his glass on the barand
it wus shuttered to pieces , nnd olasplug
his right hand to his slue , well back
above the flips ; bo staggered back , hit )
face grew livid , and as a SIKI-WI of acutest -
est agony contracted hU sunken eyes ,
he exclaimed : "Boys , I'm done for , biy
me out ! ' ' and fell prostrate to lloor
The whole town was soon up and
abroadand when it was known that.Ioe
had been murdered , the block houses
were turned into MMIIOS of wild and un
holy jollification. The cowboys crowded
into the place where Half lay out
stretched upon his baok , the blood and
froth running from between his
clenched teeth , and his glassy eyes
wide open and staring at tbo cobweb-
covered rafters above. The bartender
was terrorised , and lie handed the
whisky over the bar to all those who
would drink , and shortly a drunken
mob hwaggered and cursed and whooped
through the place.
Then , before the morning's sun had
risen to tlood the ssene with light , four
or 11 vo of the cowboys lifted up he
form of the dead bully and gambler
and , followed by n score of others , jest
ing and yollingnnd laughing at. if enjoy
ing their horrible work , bore it south of
tbo town , up the butting sand-hill to its
very top. Here , by the light of tbo
railroader's lanterns , a hole was quickly
dug in the yielding sand to n depth of
'our feet , and rudely soi/.ing the eorp.-io
it was deposited headforemost into the
excavation. The sand was then filled
in about the dead man , up to the sur
face , burying all but his feet , which
were loft sticking out.
Was ever a more wierd scone wit-
noosed:1 Was there ever another Mich
funeral ? For a week thu dead ruilinn's
foot could bo Hoen protruding up above
the level of the .sands at thu hill-ton ,
but at thu expiration of that time , and
at night , some ono visited the disc-
orated spot and heaped the sand about
the dead man's feet , and to-day u rude
fence encloses the mound.
Who killed Joe IlnllV
Herbert Reynolds was never seen or
heard of after that night.
SA'NDV G. Y. GJUb\\'OID. \
A dispatch from Itoino states thai Cardinal
Musottl H dead. Hi-wus bom m Foi-li on
January 15,1 17 , and wus ci uatod cardinal on
November 10. 18SI.
The late .lumrs Krooman G'lurh's church of
the DlncipU'ii in Boston voted on Buniluy to
link Nov. Chnrloii G. Allies , of I'hiludulphiii ,
to bcconto its pastor. '
The American board now occuple ? 1,000
conturs of oviiiiKollcut inlluuncu , ami * U4,274
was coatribntoil lust yciir by native uhris-
thins in thcsu d liter out Holds ,
Uov. Joseph \Vli th , of lni.'lienteruml Her ,
Andrew Plcl lor , of rhlludolpliia , will con
voy to Home the doguuirnts rolutiiitf to the
beatification of John Nvhomucunco Neu
mann , on co bishop of Philadelphia.
Of the Jubilee gifts of X1,1B' ,000 received
by thu popoFranco huM boon the most liberal
donor. The monks of tlio Chartreuse sent
20,000 , whllo thu smullu-at olTurlnga came
from Spain , I'ortUKalnndPoland.
( ioneral Booth , of the Salvation army ,
nutted about $15,000 two yoara a o through
a week of religious ox'ordso by his unny. It
is said ho ia in need of money again und in
tends to resort to the same means of raising
The Hor. Alexander Campbell , of Wolcott ,
N. Y , , died recently , Uh'od oiK'hty-oInht. Ho
wus ono of the most prominent ministers ol
the Sovunth'Uay liaptlst denomination in
Vhis country , nnd was widely known and ra-
Tlio United Presbyterian church reports
for 1533 , 753 ministers , au bicrease of 7 ; D07
churches , u gain of 3J ; und 03,093 members ,
against IM.Ml . last ypor. The benevolent
contributions aggregate f 1.010,037 , , showing a
According to the statistical report for 1SS8
of the Evangelical associationJust publlohed ,
thnt'UoJy of German Methodists lua J41B5.'i
members , 1,150 Ulnoruut preachers , uiid 1,010
ohurphes , Indicating u gala of 4.150 members ,
3S preachers , aud 65 churchct.
Our Gents' Goods Department occu
pies the entire aisle fronting on Doug
las street and is completely stocked
with every article for Gents' Winter
Goods which are all bought from tir t
hands and every article marked at the
lowest possible price. C'ome and see for
Harr's have the inside track on
Gents' , Ladies' and Children's Hand
kerchiefs. Direct importations from
European manufacturers in large quan
tities enable us to buy them right.
When in need of Handkerchiefs look
through our .stock. Our styles , quality
and prices will suit yon.
Canton Flannel , bleachedunbleached
and colored , at the lowest prices.
A nice line of Comfort Calicos at tie
per y.rd. A good line of Dress Calicos
at fie per yard. A fall line of plain and
broken checks in Apron Ginghams ,
standard goods , at 7c per yard. An
elegant line of Dress Ginghams at 8Je ,
lOc anu lUio per yard.
We carry the most complete line of
these goods to bo found in Omajia ,
which we oiler you at the lowest price.
We desire to introduce to you the
"Egyptian Black" Sateen Lining which
we guarantee fast black ; also a full line
of colors in "French Sateen" linings ,
very desirable for waist linings.
YE CREWEL SASSINGER-MILL.
All up and down the river nnd upon the
The vomen ban a-inoaning and the women
shrike full shrill :
And , like as prnroor llrus , the news arc sprad
from doom to deere
That Kawnoy leesod a linger iu the sassin-
Oh , Sawnov'o hand it ben as fair as ever dole
Or dr.iWL-J a p.\iro of sis spots on the
duuc-e for to fill !
None bolder hand nor Sawney's never whop-
pit up the jack ,
Hut now it loosed u finger la the sussingcr-
Hn farther slew a barrow on a Monday af
This morning , whiles that Sawney did the
hooper all to Jill.
His evil sister Hetty gave the crank a turn
too soone ,
And Sawney loosed u linger in the sassin-
KUOKVK FIII.I : > .
Fur the lice.
In 1401 the "Tablado Cumbo" ( Table
of Exchange ) was established nt Barcelona
lena , Spain. It did a general banking
business , nnd was the custodian of the
city funds. In 1781 the bank of Sun
Carlos was established at Madrid , as a
national bank on a plan devised by the
minister of linunce. Its capital con-
bitted of 300,000,000 , reals. Profitable
contracts were secured and enjoyed
until 1785 , when they were withdrawn.
Hills of exchange followed what were
termed ' 'assignments , " Authorities
differ as to the data of their iir t use.
Uy home they are ascribed to Lyons ,
France. "Weber states that they wore
lined in 1171. To tbo Italians we are in
debted for many of tbo technical terms
used in bunking , such as drafts , remit
tances , currency , sight , usnnct > and dis
The flr t publii * bank in Italy was
established at Naples in lojr ( ) . There
had boon sixty great bankers at Naples ,
but , notwithstanding they were obliged
to deposit 10,000 ducats with the gov
ernment as security , they frequently
failed and caused great distress. On
thisaccount the government established
public bunks , and in 1001 the private
bankers , unable to withstand the com
petition , were forced out of existence ,
The famous Hank of Venice was organ
ized in 15S7. The first bankers in
Venice were two Jews , who established
themselves in 1100. Their success at
tracted others , but the usual failures
followed until , in 1537 , the senate pro
hibited banking by the nobility and
others and established the Uunk of
Venice , Merchants were Invited to deposit -
posit their money in an olllco managed
by the commissioners of the public
debt , for which they received credit on
the bank's books. This credit was
transferable nnd payable In bullion on
demand. An act was passed requiring
all bills on Venice to bo paid in banic
money , which gave it a premium of 0
per cent. The bunk transacted no
business on its own account , but the
moneyjinits vaults was taken on various
pretexts by the state , and in 1078 , in
1091. and Again from 1717 to 1730 , it sus
pended puymcntd. An attempt was
made to raise a loan by creating credits
on the bank's books , but the credits fell
to a discount of 2.0 per cout us compared
with specie , and the government mort
gaged a part of its revenue to collect a
sufficiency of currentspecle with which
to purchase thebo transfer credits , by
.1EWELRY , .1EW P.LRY.
Oxydi/.ed Glove Buttons "c\ Moon
stone Lnce Pins , with Rhino Stone
Setting , worth f > 0o , for ISc. Silver nud
Oxvdtzcd Hair Pins , -10 different styles
and patterns worth -I0c , for-le. Heavy
Gold Plated Lace Pins , elegant de
signs , worth COc , for25e. ! Ladies' Heavy
Rolled Plate Sleeve Buttons , patent
lever , 20 styles , \\orthU5c.for Ifie n pair.
Horn Hair Pins in umber , shell and
black , It for fie. Elegant line of Mourn
ing Jewelry in the latest novelties and
at lowest prices.
Special purchase of Blnek Silks at less
than cost to manufacturers. Black
Faille Francaise. Black ArmOre Roynle ,
Hlack Satin Rhadnme , Black Gros
Grain , Cnchmere do Lyon , Black Rhad-
zemires. Black Satin Marguerite. Black
Peau de Sou on ourSilk counter at $1.00
per yard. The above Silk fabrics nro
from tbo most reliable Silk Manufac
turers in Europe and America.
BARR'S LINEN DEPARTMENT.
Fringed Table Covers in bleached
Damask : 10-4 bleached Dumasic. &J.2 1 ;
lli-4 bleached Damask , $2.C ( ) ; 10-4 red
or blue borders. $ U.7fi : 8-4 Knotted
Fringe , extra , Sjy./iO / ; 10-4 Knotted
Fringe , extra , S1.60 ; 12-1 Knotted
Fringe , extra , $5.00 ; S-12 extra fine ,
S7.50 ; 8-14 extra-extra , $8.50.
We can match any of the above Cov
ers in Napkins if desired. Don't fall to
HOUSE FURNISHING DEP'T.
100 Majolica Cuspidors , ,10c each. 8
110-plece Decorated Dinner Sets , $1.
each. 10 do5bottle Castors , $1 each.
which moans their pur value wus re
The bank of Genoa was established in
1407 , and grow out of the management
of the debtof the Genoese government.
In U48 the government incurred its
first formal debt , secured by customs
unties ; eitch hundred francs o'f the debt
was a share and each creditor a share
holder. The loans were termed "com-
peras , " and collectively were known as
the "compere of St. George. "
In l.'WO the people arose in revolution
and the books of the "Compere" were
burned. In 1371 is recorded the first
known instance of the compounding of
interest. Francisco Nivnldi gave his
shares in the compere of St. George to
the compere , the Interest on them to bo
annually applied to the purchase of
other shares , until a sum should bo col
lected in addition to the principal ,
which should bo sufticient to pay off ono
of the loans. This done the process
should be repeated. Others followed in
Vivaldi's steps , and the credit of the
compere grow apace. In 107/5 / the old
title of "compere" was discarded and
the institution known simply as a bank.
It was closed in 1789.
The Bank of Amsterdam was estab
lished in 1009. The prominent position
occupied by Amsterdam in international
commerce , brought to the city the worn
and clipped coinage of many countries.
The bank accepted this coin at its
standard value und gave credit on its
books for the amount received. This
credit was naturally termed bank money
It possessed a constant value und was
worth more than money in actual circu
lation , A run was nmup on the bank at
the time of the French invasion of 1072 ,
but all demands wore promptly met and
the credit of the bank much enhanced.
The credit and standing of the bank
was maintained for 118 years after this ,
until December , 1790 , when it was dis
covered that the available assets had
boon loaned to the Dutch East India
company , but a run was averted by the
llnesbo of the managers , until in 1794
the bank was found to bo wholly bank
rupt and ceased to exist.
It was succeeded by the Bunk of Ham
burg , which exists to-day. The llrst
bunk in Sweden was established by a
Swede named Pnlni&truuk in luV5i. ( and
in 1008 it became the bank of
Sweden. To Sweden is given
the credit of introducing the
use of the bunk note in Europe , the first
ono having , been issued in 1058. To
Sweden is also given the credit for
great advances in methods of banking
similar to our present methods. The
circulating medium of Sweden was
copper , and largo payments were made
with great inconvonfonco. To remedy
this the bank received the copper
money and Issued bank notes against it ,
wliich pabsod current all over the
country. Later on the bank did n loan
ing business , and nearly suffered dis
aster in 175U , but still survives.
It Is an odd fact that coal beds are furn
ished by petroleum springs.
The man who rides on a handcar evidently
believes In manual training.
The woman who gets but ono letter a year
always reads It on the street.
A now brand of baiting powder Is called
"Old Hutch. " It makes flour rlso so ( julckly.
Wo naturalize men to make new voters.
Old voters uro sometimes changed by un
The engaged young man at tills season of
the year generally belongs to u party that
believes Iu monopoly.
DAu omatour chomUt want * to know If
whisky will dissolve gold. No , sonny , but it
will maku It disappear.
Those needy travelers who co around
looking for something to turn up , may novf I , .
turn up their coat collars.
"Not good If detached , " appears oa railroad
coupon tickets , and it might oftea bo In f ! ,
scribed on divorce papers. "
There were racks and thutnb-scrows In the
days of o'd. ' In this enlightened era , the ' t
flannel shirt Is all that romnlus.
This has been "a campaign of Intellect. "
of course , but It will bo remembered largely
for its monlcoy-trlck features.
Never loolc a plft mule In the hind foot ,
and never ask the tall gentleman who ia
treating now ho came to bo "colonel. "
Coal and bread are going up : In fact , tha
only things that seem to bo coining a own ara
thermometers nnd cousins who reside up ia
the country until winter time.
Consider the chickens , my Ron ; study
their ways and be wise. Whenever they
take to drinking their bills go up , and , by
keeping their bills down , they llnd cnoughto ;
cnt.Tho cottonseed oil trust ban put the price
of that dolleacy np G cents a gallon , and pure
lard , lire-gilt butter and Imported sordines
may sympathetically advance at any mo
A Chlcagonn has Invented a now calculat
ing machine which will add , subtract , mul
tiply or divide. A number of them Boom 13
huvo been overworked lately on election
The Gene Goose.
Ho was a cheerful candidate
Hrlmfiil of Joviality ,
And curly labored ho nnd late
Without the least formality
Ills vote to properly lallato
And make hU hopes reality.
Thu anguish of his soul was great
To llnd that on the ballot ho
Had met a truly dismal fate
13y a very largo plurality.
The London school board proposes to drop
the study of Latin aud substitute modern
The now school buildlngn of Minneapolis
arc carefully designed In order to sccuro the
bc.it ventilation and light possible.
Coqnolin spoke to the Harvard students on
the comedian's art , talking French und sand ,
wlchlng in good stories with true French roU
Manual training has found considerable
favor among the pupils of the schools of Chicago -
cage , and the work is to bu widened Iu Us
California has been BO well satisfied with
the experiment of publishing iu own school
text books Unit the authorities of the state
recommend larger appropriations for tho/
Mm J. K. Harrison Is a candidate for the
chair of urulnrology at University college ,
London. She Is the most distinguished uu >
thoiity on the ait of tircek vases , und is dis
puting the place with seine of the most otul-
nont urchicologlcal exports In England.
Mrs. Alfred Jlomonwny has carried on the
work of education in Uostcn on a novel plan
for the last lif teen yours. Her Idea l to oil-
uuuto these who are too old to go to school
and whoso early education was nogloctod.
This school grow out of a uioro accident , but
It has grown with such rapidity that now 1C
numbers hundreds of pupils and toachora.
The lessons nro given ut the pupils' houses ,
and most of the pupils are much older than
T1i < ) Ilnllot IJox.
Jahn I'leriwnt ,
There U a weapon llrnicr net ,
Duller than tlio bayonet ;
A weapon that coinoa down as still
As siiowllakcii fall upon thu sod ,
Yutoxccutes the I'Tcodmun's will
As lighting docs thu will of Clod ;
And from its force no bolU nor louks
Can guard-it Is , U is , the Uallot Uox.
Rome ono gave a young girl In Mississippi
. cunts. With It win ) bought a yard of culioo
and mudo It Into a Him-bonnol , which shoftold
for-ID cent * . Hho Invested tint 40 cunts In
calico , made more bonnets , sold thorn , rein
vested , made other garments , und pi city
soon hud 110. She put thi money into poU
teen , planted them , paid for the cultivation ,
harvesting , und marketing of her crop , nud
inudu a oleur profit of IJU.
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