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V T '"ljiJ
THE a'txjiiay MORNING oojrusr
Miners in nil countries have been noted
for their superstitious beliefs iih to va
rious matters nffi cling their good or ill
luck. Soothsayers, sorcerers, or ut least
lodo finders, wimi in past ages trusted to
eecnro tho satisfactory leniiits which iiro
now nowadays inoto reasonably hoped
for on tht' t-i ,inrt oT the mining expert
nntl t'ii(,iu r. Tiic latest survival of
belief In I' ovnlt (lowers of tho "ined
lciuo iii'in "i" w '"eerer is iriilnil)ly to bo
foiitnl in t" lay penin ulii, which
contain 1 1 .i mill important tin work
ings.jtt Iwi' wn to ixist. l'ho individ
ual who tl . guides his employers to
fortune or t rnvciM. is known iih a
Uiini tiie I'u'tlcal termination of in
dopouuriit .11 i ,. rule liiinughout tho
major poitlno of the n iiliixiila, nlxnit 10
yeura ago, l... p i.i.' , .is u recognized
inctnber of every mining staff, and rocog-
nized not only by tin' mine owners but
by tho petty chiefs, who nlti'inntely en
couraged or olMrueted mining enter
prise So potent was ho that he could foretell
tho prospects of n mine, levy ilnoi (which
went into his own pocket), direct tho
offering up of aniiniil suctificc.s and en
force rules respecting the workings of a
inino which but for him would hnvo
been simply ridiculed by tho minors. Al
though in many di.diiuts Ills pretensions
aro now discredited, he still buyers on,
superstition witli the existing (generation
of miners having yi t u tlrin hold in t'.ie
tnoro remote districts.
Tho pawang may or may not bo tho
hereditary successor of a predecessor.
In Bonio cases ho is self made, and at
tains Ids posit Km by a few lucky fore
casts as to the vntuoof it projected initio.
In a territory where, us is sometimes
said, "If you ilig up tho highway, you
aro pure to Hud tin," the supei naturally
gifted prospector bus u tolerably easy
task. Not that tin is always found when
a hole is Mink. Unt u moderate ac
quaintance with tho U'ual indications is
auito sufilcieut. Cliiue.su of limited
means do not often troublo it pawang iu
tho Initiatory stages. Unt-when the
mino "btream tin," or tin suid, with an
overburden of 10 or SO feet earth and
gravel is fairly started, tho pawang
uggests that ho alone knows how to
kcop good luck in sight. 'Sometimes ho
is politely informed that bis services are
not wanted, and ho leaves in wrath, pre
dicting all sort.) of disaster to the unbe
lieving towkuy or manager. Upon the
wholo, however, ho manages to get his
A fino physical uppearanco is indis
pensable. When engaged in any duty,
such as invoking spirits or offering sacri
fices, ho is allowed to assumo only one
of two positions with his hands resting
on his hips or with them clasped behind
his back. Ho iilouo is allowed to wear a
black coat iu tho mine. Asiu the casuof
camphor hunters iu Formosa and gutta
percha hunters iu Malaya, bo uses a
peculiar vocabulary. Thus cats, ele
phants, tigers, buffaloes, etc., must not
bo mentioned by their muuil designation,
nor aro such animals (tigers unfortu
nately sometimes prove unpleasant ex
ceptions) over allowed upon a mine.
Perhaps the oddest article in tho pa
wang s "ltmox expurg.uorius is uio
limo fruit or lemon, which under no cir-
li cuuistauccs may bo brought to a mine,
and should thu juice bo thrown into tho
mine water diro results aro dreaded.
Raw cotton, glass and earthonwaro or
an unsheathed spear or kris aro equally
anathema, all tho articles mentioned be
ing oiTeusivo to tlio bantu or spirits
which haunt thu mine.
Assuming that tho pawang is engaged
by a mino owner at a fee varying from
15 to 1)0, his first business is to erect n
platrorm or altar, constructed of a spe
cial kind of wood. Tho four branches,
which serve as supports, have tho bark
peeled off for about 4 feet from the
ground to where thu twigs begin. Tho
leaves on the latter are not temoved.
A squaro platform, measuring 15 inched
each way, of j eeled sticks is fixed to
theso supports at about three feet from
tho ground. A foot above this comes a
railing round three sides of thu plat
form, while a railed ladder witli four
rungs reaches from tho open side of tho
platform to thu ground. Fringes of co
coauut ornament thu railing, and thu
wholo construction is bound together
with creepers, rattau, however, being
forbidden. Upou it offerings aro luid,
and tho pawang invokes tho bantu or
tutelary spirit of tint mino to bless it
with good fortune. A bag of tin sand
from thu first washing is tho fee paid for
Sometimes a cheaper kind of altar is
mado by placing iu tho ground a single
peeled stick with its upper end split in
four, upon wuicli ts placed tnu uttiu
; platform abovo described. Tho noxt
process is to hang an anclia, or square
frame, about 18 inches each way iu the
smelting houso just under tho eaves of
tho roof. This serves as an interior
altar, upou which thu miners place theb
offerings to thu hantu. Tho accurate
(hanging up of tho nucha is a matter of
Theso preluuiuaiies accomplished, tnu
lino is considered sure of luck. -Pall
Under the Moiirn Doctrine.
Mi? filirmlil Purniutmi vw.fiHnla limil ttinfr
f u.,uu. " . ""- ...- ...w..
forces and interfere in tlio affairs of Ura
il, thero is no cbcapo from tho couclti
ion that such act would constitute a
taubo of otleiihe to tlio United Stutes
ornuient. Under the light of tho
ouroo doctrine tlio administration can
oimtruo such acts us nothing le.s than
I oueilHit. li r.urupu uuu yiiuuiii. itv
hiiulranco laud troops iu Urii7.il and
enace tho beeurity of that republic,
uropo can do lihewiso iu every Anier
in repulilii' Mtnneapolu Tribune.
JJeckell llios. new tailoring establish.
lent, 110 north Thirteenth Btreet nea
bo Lansing is tho popular resort for
AMONG THE RAILROADS,
Tmirl.l Ciii' In ('ittlfiimlii- Clii'iii Unto,
The trn el from thu north anil north
west lei rilory, tupped The Clreat Rook
Island route, has demanded service of
this character, and beginning October fi,
tourist earn will leuvo MIiiucukIIs every
Thursday morning and join the tegular
tourist train out of Chicago every
Thursday afternoon at Columbus. Mine
tiou, Iowa, at 11 p. m.
Central Iowa and the great west slope
district of that slate, doiniinds and will
receive a similar service, and beginning
October 10, a Phllllps-Rock Island ex
cursion car will leave Albeit Lea every
Tuesday morning, and via Llvorinoro,
Ft. Dodge and Angus, will arrive at Dos
Moines that evening, and Wednesday u.
in. go west on tho "Uig Five," via
Oiiiaha, Lincoln and llellevllle, at which
point it will join the regular Tuesday
train from Chicago.
Full particulars iih to cheap rate
tickets for this trip, and also as to cost
of berth ill thu tourist car cheei fully
given on application to any Oreat Rock
Island route ticket agent, or agent at
coupon stations of connecting lines.
.Ino. Skiiahtian, G. 1. A.
Cheup Itnlfn Nninctlilnir tltcry Oim
That tho rates to all points west via
the "world pictorial lino" Union Pacillc
syrtein arc very low. For instanco
Donver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo,
i?0; Salt Lake Ogden, Helena, Spokane
and Portland, Ore., first class $25 second
class 818. Round trip for California
mid-winter fair, 8(Vi.50- Sun Francisco,
Los Angeles and Portland. Ah Iiiih
been their custom for years the Union
Pacillc still run tho famous Pullman
sleepeis to California and Oregon points.
Multitudes have tried them and pro
nounced them just the thing. They aro
These cars aro built on the same gen
eral plan as the regular tlrst-cluss pull-
man sleeper, the only diu"oreneo being
is that they are not upholstered.
They are furnished complete with
good comfortable hair mattresses, warm
blankets, snow white linen curtains,
plenty or towels, combs, brushes, etc,,
which secure to thu occupant of a berth
as much privacy tm is to bo had in flrst
clasfl sleepers. There are also separate
toilet rooms for ladies and gentlemen,
and smoking is absolutely prohibited.
Full particulars cheerfully given re
garding rates, sleeping car reservations
etc,, ut city ticket olllce, 1014 O street,
corner Eleventh und O or address
13. U. Slohhon, Jno, T. Mastin,
Qen. Agent. City Ticket Agt.
Luxury f Trust!.
"Hello, Jack! Justcoino down town?"
"Rccuhbo you look so fresh and trim
as though just out of a bandbox."
"Well, that is natural enough, when
you consider that, instead of just coin
ing down town.l have just got into town
after a trip east."
"Hut that generally uses a man up,
and gives him that tired feeling, what
with cramped quarters and juning und
worrying him almost to death.'"
"1 know that is sometimes tho case.
Hut frequently it depends iixin what
load you ride over. There aro roads and
loads. I made my journey by the
Michigan Central, and they have such
pel feet Ion in appliances for comfort,
such discipline among thu employes,
that the annoyances are small indeed,
and thu comfort equal to that in one's
own home, unless it is an exceptionally
luxurious and well-appointed one. Try
the Michigan Central, 'the Niagara
Falls limit e,' next limo jou wish to go
east. You'll find it so."- Arkansaw
Convenient markets, good soil, pure
water and excellent climate mo advan
tages to be considered when looking up
a home, business location, farm, etc.
Maryland und tho Virginian ulTord these,
with many more advantages. Improved
farm lands, adapted to stock raising,
dairying, grain, grass and fruit growing,
can be obtained at low prices and upon
easy terms. Thriving towns invito tho
merchant, mechanic and business ni'tii.
Abundauco of coal timber, ore, water
power, etc. Free siteH for maim
For furtherinformation, address M. V.
Richards, Laud and Immigratioi Agent
H. & 0. 11. II., HalHinore, Mil.
TohiUI Car I'roin Mliiiienulu I'iiIhIk,
Commencing October 5, a tourist car
leaves Minneapolis every Thuisday
inoriiiug and runs to Pueblo and via
Albert Lea to Columbus .1 unction,
nriivingat 11:07 p. in. and theio con
nects with our C. II. I. it P. Train No.
Ill which will hold at that point for
arrival of thu U. C. It. & N. train carry
ing that car, and via Kansas City arrive
at Pueblo second morning.
lleginning October 10, touiist car
will leave Albert Lea eveiy Tuesday
morning nnd run via Minneapolis St.
Louis Ry. tbiough Angus to Des Moines,
arriving at night, and theio lay oor and
bo taken west on "Rig Five" Friday
morning, and run via Omaha, Lincoln
and llellevllle to Pueblo.
Tlio I'lilon 1'iiollle ('lii'iip lliltex,
Only ?.!0.(K) llrst class to Ogden, Salt
Lake, Helena, Spokane and Portland
For full partlculais call at city ticket
olBco 1W1 O street.
1 1 m
The following new music is reported
by tleorge A. Craneer: "Tho Girl of
My Heart," by Kelly; "Nodding Oil to
Sleep," by Hurt; "Under tho Sailor's
Star," (Jucntiiij "Sweetheart Mine,
Awake," "Love Mo Little, Lovo Me
Long," a Hoiifgamhtnn pastoral, sung In
"A Trip to Chinatown;" "Rose Mo
Shane," by Kelly.
"Under the Siillnr'n Ninr.
Out mi Hie foiun tho kixxI hIiIp plmmlm her way
A ppeek tt pun, upon II m mlithty iniiln - nml
bud with atidwnrt honrtH un t n who mill
nrroM tint liltui
Atlantic plnhi. Tin1) 're rend), n)i, wlmtotcr
wind inn) blow,
Whntoter wind mil) blow, iitnl whole in utir
IkihIiIi m.'ty run in,
To ilii it jam of deed liolow.or lltflit nml I ion I
a craft) foe
Tltclr licartM wltlf tlionc. they Into nt homo,
Willi llioxo llicy lnvn nt homo.
HollliiK, Ixiwlllitf liter tlio ncii afar, riminliiK
Under tlie Hitllor'ti r-tnr dorm nml miidlulit -
iallln tint world around.
'TU nterrll) lio, mid clirerlly lin.for llinonlwaril
In from llin went tint wind in MimhiK free, w Inn
Mlnrn nt nlwlit,
At nlitlit tlielr vIkII keep, lint ImiiiiiIii wltemuid
IHHnlCH IIiIkIU I Hl'll,
Who wnlcli for tlioNd wlm roam t lin inluldy deep
lohcan tlio main,
Tliu) ciimu ntclosoof day, anil wliere no titer
tlio tdilp may lie,
Their utrnlnlnK c)ch look o'er tint tin), tliey
hear tlio nlormy wind mid cpraj.
Tlielr lienrtH with tlmso (he) lovo nt Hen, Their
hearts with tliiinn they lotn nt en,
With iIioko the) lovo at Ren.
Iti'iim or liileri'i.1 (intlicri'il ltitilii(r Hie
Whltebreast Coal and Limo Co.
All kinds of coal, irester's 1211 O
Lincoln Coal company caters to tho
Althea toilet preparatories at Rector's
Jcckell Hros. Tailors, lit) north Thir
David P. Sims, dentist, rooms lli und
i:t Purr block.
Fruited ice cream soda water mado
from the natural fruit, ut Hector's Phar
macy. For all social doings tho Nebraska
state baud or orchestra is what is
ulwajs most desired.
For dunces and outings there is no
sue) music in Nebraska as that supplied
by tho Nebraska state orchestra.
For rates and open dates of the Ne
braska state baud or orchestra apply at
the CouitiKit olllce, ll.'M O street, tele
phono '-!".' I.
What have you to trade for a Yost
typewriter with eight drawer cabinet, iu
good condition, also a new two-seated
canopy top surrey? Call or address Lou
Wossel, Lindell hotel.
When you want prompt service and
fair treatment and the selection from
thu largest stock of groceries in Lincoln
call on W. A. Collin & Co., successors to
.1. Miller, 11!) South Kleveuth street.
Professor Johnson's dancing .ilideiny
in the Lansing theatre h now open.
Classes for ladies and gentleman. Tues
day and Friday afternoon and evening.
Juvenile classes Saturday morning and
Professor Swnint ladies tailoring and
dress cutting school. Thorough instruc
tions. Lessons not limited. Dress mak
ing done with dispatch on short notice.
Patterns cut to uieasuie and all work
Ask jour grocuryman for tho "Wilber
Rolling Mills" Flour, Chas. Harvey, pro
priutor. Inquire for
"Nicklo Plato," and
I'.very sack warranted.
No such li'ie of canned fruits in tho
city as shown by W. A. Collin & Co., 11IJ
South Kleveuth stieet.
The Lincoln Coal company, 1015 O
street, handles all of tho very best
guides of aiithiacite und bituminous
Never order an invitation until you
have seen the samples of the work lone
by tho new Courier Publishing Co.
Ti ester sells over 'JO kinds of coal.
Mlil-Wlnler I'ulr, un I'liiuc Urn Cut,, l'.-
I'tiroliin 'I'll kel nw mi Mile
YVIIIiltniiiid Tilp, I. hull
The Tiunk line between Lincoln,
Atchison, St. .loo, Wichita, Hot Sittings,
St. Louis, Houston, Galveston, ',os
Angles and all points east west ninth
and south. Come and go via the
Missouri Pacific the popular chair car
route. II. O. Townsend O. P. A. St.'
Louis, Mo. Phil Daniels C. P. ,t T. A.
Telephone No. tW. City olllce 1201 O '
street, Lincoln Neb.
The sacred conceit at the Lansing
Sunday evening was a great Hiicce.- '
judging from oery point oNview. Net '
Sunday's will be even better. Rest seats ,
for f0 cents, and a good one for 'Jo cents
should be sulllcleut imlueemeiit to till
I the house over Sunday,
Notlt i of Iteionxil.
The business otllco of tho Satuium
iMo,'NIN" t-'ouumt bus been moved to
' 1201 O Btreet.
We are offering our immense stock of
Including thu full line of
NOVELTY DRESS PATTERNS.
Especial attention is called to the
lino of DRESS ClOODS and CLOAKS
bought for this season.
I Deluding the Robot tsou stock ut
And our own iiniueuse line of
high grade and stylish cloaks at
And eery garment
1109 0 SI.
r flPfll I Hn ririlfll iiillon. (MintolKioiieneilliiriellleineiilliy tin
I III III I nil I llllll I ' " vermnent MIDIiiiih of ncrea In tlm tin
L Ubll I II U IJUII Y I "' rlriiltiirMlromitry under tliuiun, wultlni
I i-ii ill inn I fill II ' "i iickieu ny too nnnn(iiiiHii pinwiuitrci
I 111 III I llll I llllll IM l iilinont the IhiI clmnre to obtain nun of
IU lJAJtJlll lllwaw L iielu Ham' fre farun.
M . VitfluUG & CO .
MoolcM, ftHi it luuciy, Weill lipoi,
Wlicloxv tSliocloM, lto.
UNIVERSITY TKXT HOOKS AND DUAWINO INSTRUMENTS.
1106 O AND 1 ltt NORTH IITH STREETS.
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I'liltntt I n I'.tpeii.
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NEW YORK WEEKLY WORLD.
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subscription toTiir.Couuir.il in advance,
wo will glvo froo a year's subscrip
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one of which the regular subscription
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got one f i eo with a year's subscription
to tho Courier. HIM worth of good
reading for $2.00.
Ah this offer will only hold good for u
short time, Address
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No. 11J IV.l"xolirtl- t.
THREE-MINUTE TA LK8
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inlnrs nml towim of New .Mexlon.
rf fruit riiiainir iiriinel forth In ilotnll i illsofart
f rnlntivn tobheep, ciittlu nnd Kupernl fiirmltii'.
Mi oilier roinilry Ipobkcfwi Niirn n iieairniiia
rllmnto nil tlio jour iiround. Write to K. I..
Iii I in r, 1. A. Hindu Ku ItuiiU, Omaha. Nob
or t r copy.
AGENIS WANIED ON SALARY OR COMMISSION
FOfl THE ONLY AUTHORIZED
II) (lull lliiiiilllini, liiH lllornry executor, with I
tho ro-iiperiitlon of IiIn fninlly, mid for Mr.
IIIiiIiio'h riiinplele workH, "'lwenty YontH of
ConureitH." mid IiIn Inter Ixiok, "I'olllifiil Din-1
cnxHloim, One primpertiiH for tlii'Ho tliroo iKet '
ft'llltitr IkioUh In tlioniiirkctH. A. K. 1. .lonliin,
uf Mtilno. look 112 urderH Irom llmt 110 riillx:
imentM rotlt f I IMt.no. Mrn. Ilnlliird, of Ohio,
i look l.'i oriliirM, i:i Hcnl lttihnhi,ln 01 u dny ; prollt
'JO.',',-!, i:. N, Klru, of .MiiKViirhtisettH, took- '.'7
I oriloiH In two (In h ; prollt 4il7.UA. .1. I'nrl-
rlilfc'o. of Mnliic, took I.I orilcrM from :il oiiIIh ;
prollt 7..',,.-. i:. . I'nliiier, or North Dnkiitn,
I took Murders in :idii)ns prollt ..".. Kxclu-
flte Territory clten. If son wixhto iniiko Inrno
. moiie). wrlluiinineilliilel) fur terinn t'i
IHt HtNRr Bill PUB. CO.. NORWICH. CONN.
i Write to II
, L. Pnlinpr, V, A. Santo Fo IlouU
, for true copy of IlluitrateU foliUr
nnd the Tonkiiwn, I'uwnee mid KlrknpooIU jep
is an arbitrary word used to designate the
only how (ring) which cannot be pulled oil
Here's the idea
The bow hai a groove
on each end. A collar
WlfT" H if. J tun
down Iniide the
ndant (item) and
Into the eroovet.
mlv locklnc the
bow to the pendant,
that It cannot be
lied or twitted off.
It positively prevents the lo.s of the
watch by theft, and avoids injury to it from
IT CAN ONLY HE HAD with
jai, Hon Filled or other watch
caici bearinc thlt trade mark
All watch dealers sell them w ithout extra cost,
A watch cast opener mIII b sent Ire to ant on
KeystoneWatch Case Co.,
Wo urow nml nlwnyi liitro
And all kinds of Decorating und
ANti FIVE ACRES . . .
Wholly devoted to Flowers and PI lints.
CITY 8TORE I 134 O 8TREET.
OITV anciN MOU81 lOtM and D STB. TILL t4
Mnln ureeii liotmul mlln weitUnliiu college,
VOU MUHT IIAVK STYLISH
OUR FALL STOCK OF
O V JB R.O OATS
Aro not Excelled in ..
Style, Fit and Quullty
AT MOST REASONABLE PRICES.
(TUrJHBt call ill und sco thom."tEj
FISHER i WrlRFEL
110 O Ntroot
They are warm, good wcarors,
And jiiBt the thing,
ED. 6. YATES
I I 1 0 O 8TREET.
t.ojt .mil n.VH."1