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THE CENTRAL NEVADAN.
PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY
DENNIS & ELLSWORTH.
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PEN PARALYSIS. i
i
■•w It Afftftl Thmt CaMlullf h>
(•(•4 la tVrltlag.
Many Stenographer* and persons
who make their living by constant
ase of the pen or pencil are afflicted
witli pen paralysis; and, although os
• general thing, this trouble can be
cured by a few months’ rest, some of
those writers afflicted witli it never
recover. Nobody knows the strain
of incessant penmanship upon the
muHcles and nervea of the band and
wrist better, or perhaps as well, as
those who pass through a daily expe
rience of that nature.
Telegraph operator* are likewise af
flicted with paralysis of the same
muscles. A Timet reporter hud a
conversation recently with a flrst
claaa operator, and asked thia ques
tion :
“I understand that first-class tele
Sapliers are the only ones who get
legraphers’ paralysis; why don’t
the eecond and third-rate operators
get it?”
“Because," replied the Morse man,
“a good operator is paid s good salary,
and is consequently kept constant
ly working at the board, while a sec
ond or third-rate man has many rest
ing spells, which allow him to stretch
hisarwisand thus escape paialvsis.
Many men who have Ireen working |
lor tlie company for years, and were
getting good wages, have been com
pelled to give up their lucrative em
ployment by telegraphers' paralysis.
You notice it first in the muscles of
yew arm, which become numb aftor
• hard day's work, and within six
months after the first shock the stout
eet operator will succumb. This par
alyse, however, does not destroy the
nee wf your arms and fingers entirely,
bat while you are able to lift and
handle objects of any considerable
•is*, you will not be able to button
year coat or suspenders.”
“Don’t that account for some mis
takes made tn telegraphing?”
“Yea, indeed. Many mistakes in
telegraphing, charged at first to de
lects in tire machinery, have been
traced te paralysis in the operator,
because it ao.m becomes evident that
the operator has lost bis sense of
touch. You see, the slightest press
ure ea the kev over what is required
will produce another letter than the
04M intended by tlie operator, and so
K sooa comes about that what the
unfortunate operator at firat attrib
utes to overwork finally comes to be
•n evident loan of sensitiveness of
touch. This usually occurs from six
te sight years alter sn operator lias
been working steadily os a first-class
man.
| RapirtM.
The Japanese are, aa a people,
quick at repartee; their wit ie keen
and tempered, end they can often ad
minister a perfect snub in briof, terse
form. I remember an instance of
this that (truck me forcibly at the
time, though I had by no means yet
mattered the niceties of the language.
I Waa loitering in Yeddo, waiting or
ders, end I stepped into a court or
examination-room where e trial waa
going on. The case was involving
the possession end ownership of. a
certain piece of property about which
two brothers had violently aaarreled.
The holder, who was clearly not the
rightful owner, had aeeanlted end
ejeeted hia brother, end was protest
ing hie right to defend hia claim. The
examiners listened very patiently to
him until he closed with the words: 1
"Even a cur may bark at hie own
gate,", when the judge quaintly
voiced the universal judgment, aa if
atatlsg an abstract point of law: "A
dog that haa no gati bites at hia own
risk." Thia waa tin* only judgment
rondeied, but it was Anal.
A Georgia negro recently attempted
•a pawn his marriage license for |25.
* _______
®^IJb asks: '* How should a young
man klV me?” Well, if vou-» as
homely aw your hand writing, and if
you have many such bad spells as in
this letter, we should prefer to kies
!«■« by sr»j—(Boston Times.
flood Honor and Wrath.
Ex-Senator Dave Walker and Con
gressman Gunter have afforded much
amusement to the people o( north
western Arkansaw. Walker is a
playful gentleman, a gentleman of
fine liumorouB conception; and, it is
said that lie would swin a river dur
ing a freeze to plav a joke on a friend.
Gunter is nor a joker. He lias been
known to laugh, but'he does not
enter into demonstrative mirth with
that haw, haw and forgetfulness of
surroundings which characterizes
“Little Dave.”
One day Walker and Gunter set
out together on a political campaign.
Walker had left home rather hurried
ly and had not put on a clean shirt.
Some of his friends say that lie would
not have put on a clean shirt even
though every circumstance had been
favorable. Gunter wore a new shirt,
covered with a gloss that was daz
zling to the mortal eye. Walker was
not long in devising a plan to rob the
shirt of its shine. When the two men
reached a stream, Walker said:
“Gunter, suppose we go in bath
ing. This is a beautiful place.”
Gunter agreed and stripping off—
Scriptural quotation—they wentdown
into the water. Walker Was the first
to come out. Taking up Gunter’s
ahirt, he had begun to put it on, when
Gunter, moving toward him ex
claimed :
“Hold on, Dave, you've got my
shirt.”
Walker stepped backward, stum
bled— accidentally, of course—and
fell into the stream. When he came
out, Gunter’s shirt looked like a har
vest field handkerchief. Gunter
raved. He cursed Walker. He swore
that he would not travel with him.
"Ilang it, Gunter, didn’t you see
it was an accident?”
Gunter wouldn't speak to him.
During two days’ travel, they rods
together in silence, but Walker ef
fected a reconciliation.
Gunter's fondness for onions is
well-known. He would rather eat an
onion than to eat an orange. Walker
secured a Irrge onion. He "beat up”
a white stone until it resembled salt.
Then he was prepared :
“Look here, Gunter,” he said, as
they rode along, "what’s the us» at
this foolishness? You know I didn't
intend to ruin your shirt. You know
1 am the best friend you ever bad.
When we were at that house yonder,
I thought of you, and see here, 1 got
you a fine onion.”
"Dave, that waa really kind at
foe,” taking the onion. “Of course
have no ill feeling toward you.
Wish I had some salt.”
"Gunter, when mv friends are con
cerned, I never forget anything.
Here’s some salt.”
"By George, Dave, you are a capf
ul fellow."
He peeled the onion, dipped it into
the pulverised stone, and bit off a
monthful. Dave whipped up his
horse. Kor five miles Gunter cnaeed
him, yelling like an Indian.
After a while they made friends
•gain. Dave declared that the pul
verised stone had been given him,
end that he thought it was salt.
Gunter wore a pair of very fine
though gaudy boots. The legs were
covered with yellow stars and half
moons. Gunter was proud of the
boots and wore his trousers in the
tops, so that the ornaments would
■how. One night the friends stopped
at a hotel. Next morning a negro
entered the room and wanted to know
of Walker, who was awake, if be
wanted his boots blacked.
"I believe not. bay, have you goi
anv tallow?"
“Yas, sah.”
“Well, 1 want you to grease my i
boots,” pointing to Gunter's Uwdy j
leather. “I’uton plenty of grease.
Grease the l>ottoms, ana be sure to
Keane the legs. That old fellow’s
ota,” pointing to his own, “must
be nicely blacked. He is very proud
and I want you to make a good job
of it.”
When the negro returned, Gunter’s
boots were “a sight to see. Walker
crept down sUirs,hurriedly ate break
fast and rode away. For davs and
nights Gunter followed him. fin had
armed himself with a gun, and from
his hat a small black (lag floated.
Walker escaped and went to the
United States senate. Gnuter wont
to congress. Hence the recent trouble
between tlis two houses.
Domestic Note*.
A very good cake is made of two
cups of graham flour, one cup of
sugar, one cupful of sourcieam, two
eggs beaten very light, and one tea
spoonful of soda. Bake an hour.
Porcelain fruit knives are among
the novelties. The blades are white
and semi - transparent, and the
handles are in different colors. These
knives are really a revival of an old
style. They are beautiful, and pos
sess at least one advantage over sil
ver, inasmuch as they may be kept
clean without so much trouble. But
it is not advisable to drop them upon
the floor.
A delicate souffle is mads as fol
lows: Dissolve a quarter of a pound
of chocolate in luke warm water;
add the yolks of four eggs and a cup
of iiowdered augur, and mix well to
gether until you have a smooth
frothy paste. Beat up the four whites
to a stiff froth and add them to the
mixture. Pour all into a baking dish ;
leave for twenty minutes in the oven
and serve. _
IN A NUTSHELL
■tori** of t Romance and Advontor*
Boiled Down.
A bachelor’s spider.
A 8t. Louis bachelor sat down to r
table in bis room to write s letter
when an immense black spider ad
vanced toward him upon the table.
He took a straw from a broom and
drew it gently over the spider’s back
and legs for ten minutes, when it
went away. The next evening the
spider reappeared and went through
the same antics with the broom
straw, to his evident pleasure. This
was kept up all the winter, the big
spider coming out regularly every
night for a frolic with the broom
straw.
WHY HE RAN AWAY.
A dog belonging to a Wanaqua (N.
J.) lad had for a longtime beenin
the habit of picking up his breakfast
and running away with it instead of
eating it. The boy followed him on
Friday, and the dog led him a round
about trip, evidently to tire out his
pursuer. Finally the dog lay down
and waited for tl^e boy to go away.
The boy started abruptly, as if to go
home. The dog then ran very fast
and disappeared in a covert, where
investigation revealed a decrepit and
emaciated old dog. who was eagerly
devouring the breakfast.
A CAT's HOSPITALITY.
I once had a cat that always sat up
to the dinner-table with me, and had
his napkin round his neck, and his
plate and some tisb. He used his
paw, of course, but lie was very par
ticular and behaved with extraordi
nary decorum. When he had finished
his fish I sometimes gave him a piece
of mine. Unn day lie was not to be
found wiien the dinner-bell rang, so
we began without him. Presently
puss came rushing up stairs and
sprang into his chair with two mice
in his mouth. Before he could be
stopped dropped a mouse on to ray
plate, and then proceeded to devour
the other off his own plate. He
divided his dinner with me as I had
divided mine with him.
A CAT S FISHING.
Four miles from Johnston one of
our county commissioners, Henry
tiullman, owns a mill and pond anc
grinds corn for the public. He bus
a man named Fruit who attends to
the mill. Fruit owns a large cat that
as soon as the mill is stopped, by
■hutting down the gate, will imme
diately run down behind the mill and
got on a log just over the aheeting
over which the water is flowing. She
wilt then look very intently into the
water, which is from eighteen inches
to two feet deep, until she spies a
fish; she then plunges into the water,
frequently burying herself under it,
but almost always coining out with a
fish. She then quietly sits down on
a rock near by and enjoys her meal.
STORY or PICTURED LIONS.
Delacroix painted his famous lion
hunting in two copies. He received
for either of them 1,800 francs and
2,000 francs—that is, for one £80 and
for the copy £72; that first copy was
sMdtoa banker in Paris for £100,
the second copy went to Algiers. The
name of the painter getting more
known, as much as £500 was given
for the original work by an intimate
friend of mine, at whose house the
verv banker who first had it saw it,
and wanted to buy it back. The
next day a telegram came from Al
f iers that the copy had been burned,
mmediateiy the price of the now
only existing one rose, and Isaac it
sold two years atyer for 36,000 francs
(£1,440). Of course, Delacroix might
in the same way complain that he
originally received only £80.
a doctor’s vision.
When Dr. More was a student at
Cambridge, in Queens College, ho
was standing at the door of the
dining-room one day when he saw a
Mr. Bonnell come out of the hall,
looking as he always did in life. A
friend near was struck by the appear
ance of the man, and asked who it
was, when More told him, mention
ing some particulars of Donnell's
history, where he was from, and
commenting upon his personal ap
pearance. That evening the prayers
of the college were desired lor one
who w as in a sick and dangerous con
dition. More asked who was sick,
and was told it was Donnell, when he
at once declared he had seen Don
nell that day, and was assured that
it was Impossible, for the man had
not left his bed for a considerable
time. But More insisted that he had
seen the man, and brought his friend
to witness to the truth of his statement.
The sAtne day Bonnell died, and the
stranger who was with Moie, and
had seen the figure,- identified the
body of Bonnell as that of the man
he had noticed coming out of
the hall at noon, and at a time when
it was positively known Donnell was
lying unconscious in his room.
▼uiene
Grocer—‘‘Strainers, coffee strain- i
ers? Why, no, Mrs. Qabb, we don’t
keep them ; but our coffee don’t need
straining if you know how,to make]
it.”
Customer (testily)—"Oh, don’t you j
worry yourself about my cookin’. I |
know how to make coffee a big sight
better than you do. My coffee is as
clear as cider.”
"Then what do you want a strain
er for?”
"For your sugar.” ^
The sensitive nature of Masart,
that sweetest of all musical com pos
ers, is well known. The slightest dis
cord produoed in him severe irritation,
and when engaged in musical com
position his feelings grew so intense
that he almost lost consciousness of
all going on around him. One day
he was engaged in arranging one of
the most beautiful airs in an opera
he was composing, when the butcher
called for hit pay, which had long
been due. In rain his wife endeav
ored to attract the attention ef the
rapt artist, who scribbled away utter
ly unconscious of her presence. She ,
ran down stairs with tears in hsr
eyes, telling the butcher that her
husband could not be spoken to, and
that he must come anotner time. But
the man of blood was not easily to
be daunted; he must have hie bill
settled, and speak with Mozart him
self, or he would not send him an
other ounce of meat. He aacended
the ataira. Mozart, distantly con
scious that something had passed in
his presence, had continued pouring
the effuaiona of his fantasia on paper
when the heavy footatepa resounded
In the hall. His stick was at hand.
Without turning his ayes from the
■best, he held the stick against ths
door to keep out the intruder.
But the steps wars approaching.
Mozart, more anxious, hurried as fast
as he could, when a rap at the door
demanded permission to enter. The
beautiful effusion was in danger of
being lost. The affrighted composer
cast a fugitive glance at his stick ; it
was too short. With anxiety border
ing on frenzy, he looked around his
room, and a pole standing behind the
curtain caught hie eye; this he seized
holding it with alt his might against
the door, writing like fury all the
while. The knob was turned, but the
pole withstood the first effort. A
pause succeeded. Words were heard
on the staircase, and the intruder re
newed his efforts the second time.
But the strength of the composer
seemed to increase with his anxiety.
Large drops of perspiration stood on
his forebead. Stemming tlie pole
■gainst his left breast with the force
of despair, he still kept out tbe visitor.
He succeeded but for a moment, yet
it was a precious moment; tbe de
lightful air was "oured upon ths
nauer: it was saved!
“Mr. Mozart—” said the butcher.
“Halt! halt!” laid the composer,
seising the manuscript, and hurrying
toward the pianoforte. Down he eat,
and the most delightful sir that waa
ever heard responded from the in*
strument. The eyes of his wife, and
even of the butcher, began to moist
en. Mozart finished the tune, rose
again, and, running to the writing*
desk, he filled out what was wanting.
“Weil, Mr. Mozart,” said the
butcher, when the artist had finished,
"you know that I am to marry.”
“No, I do not,” said Mozart, who
had somewhat recovered from his
musical trance.
“Well, then, you know it now, and
you also know that you owe me
money for meat.”
“I do,” said Mozart, with a sigh.
“Never mind,” said the man,
under whose blood-stained coat beat
a feeling heart. "You make me a
fine waltz for my marriage ball, and
I will cancel the debt, and let you
have meat for a year to come.”
“It is a bargain!” cried the lively
Mozart; and down he eat, and a waltz
was elicited from the instrument—
such a waltz as the butcher had
never before heard.
“Meat for a year, did I say?” ex
claimed the enraptured butcher.
“No; one hundred ducate yon shall
have for this waltz, but I want it
with trumpets, and horns, and fiddles
—you know best—and soon teo!”
“You shall have it so,” said Mo
zart, who could scarcely trust his
esrs, “and in one hour you may send
for it.”
The liberal - minded butchsr re
tired. In an hour the waltz was set
in full orchestra music. The butcher
returned, was delighted with the
music, and paid Mozart his one hun
dred ducats—a sum more splendid
than he had ever received from the
emperor for the greatest of his operas.
—[Exchange.
An Irmrnil Blri.
While Dean Stanley was a canon
at Canterbury, ft gentleman, who was
invited to breakfast, found all the
servants assembled in the garden
gating up at the laburnum in which
a parrot was at large. At that mo
ment tho canon came out. The par
rot looked down at him and said in a
low, but distinct voice, exactly like
Stanley’s: “Let Ha pray I’’ He was
captured by the help of a fishing rod.
A gray parrot was stationed in a nur
sery, wnere his greatest delight was
to see the baby bathed. An infantile
complaint seised the child, and the
Mrrot waa removed to the kitchen.
There, after a time, he set up a terri
ble cry, “The baby! the dear baby !*’
All the family rushed down to find
the parrot in the wildest excitement
watching the roasting of a sucking
pig.
ItSstlln lw Prices sf Beef.
We have reduced the price of best
steaks from 20 to 15 cents per pound;
boil beef from 12£ to 10 cents, and all
other cuts ill proportion.
Bkiksdbn Baos.
THE NEVADA HOTEL
Front 8t., South of Railroad,
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, NEV.,
MRS. A. ALTEHtVIl, P*».
. • . t
The Tabla la ilmji supplied with tha
beat tha market affords, and all
paina are taken to cater to tha com
fort of patrons,
SINGLE MEALS, 25 eta.
MEAL TICKETS, Good for Twentjr
dne Meala, $5.25.
or A ah aw af tha public patroaaac la rccpcct
fully solicited.
LMofMocaacBt free on application.
CASH
. BAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
Obtained for moderate feea. Send
model or drawing, we will advise free
of charge;and Make No Charge un
leas we obtain Patent.
For circulars, temia, and references
to actual clients in jour own State or
couutj, addresa
C. A. 8NOW A CO.,
Opposite Patent Office,
Washington, D. C.
UNION BREWERY,
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, NEVADA.
LAGER BEER
Of the finest and beat quality ever sold
in Lander county, in KEGS or
BOTTLES.
The underlined, having leased of
M.J. Stahl the old Union Brewery,
have refitted and renovated the Mine,
and are no# prepared to offer to the
public an article of
BEER
unexcelled by any made in this State
and equal to the celebrated Milwaukee
and St. Louia Beer.
crESPECIAL ATTENTION PAID 10 OR
DERS FROM A DISTANCE.
N.

All Orders Lrft with M. J. Stahl
at the U. B. Saloon will be
Promptly Attended to.
,3®~8»looni and families will do well
to give it a trial. Beer will be deliv
ered to customers in Battle Mountain
and vicinity free uf charge, and is for
sale by the gallon, quart or glass at
the Brewery.
C8B18ET A KLINE,
Proprietors.
a*?
J.C.SIITLES,
COUNTY SURVEYOR
j —or—
HUMBOLDT CO.,
NEVADA.
I All kind* of Surveye
ing in the St at
promptly Attended
to. A*~Map
^ mioe to oraer.
Lmht Souut T«*n«t.
w. • l. l oumliv, Hkr in ike CeM
*• '• IHM.
nu«i«im, NtvkitA.
Job Printing of every description
will be neatly and promptly executed
at thia office.
railroad
MEAT MARKET,
BRINSDXN BROS., Pmonmots
Having rented thie old atend, wo e>
now prepared to fumiah the
pubue with tot oloaa
BEEF, PORK, VEAL,
CORNER BEEP
MUTTON,
Which will be sold at the lowest p
•ible rates.
The patronage of the public is respect
fully solicited.
J, D. PARK.
^OEHT FOR THE
LIVERPOOL « LORNOR .
ANN OLOtl
FIRE INSURANCE CO.,
-AND THE
TRAVELER'S LIFE ft ACCIDENT
INSURANCE COMPART.
t MX.
13 WEEKS.
The Poucs Gaum will be meiled.
securely wrapped, to any address in
the United States for three months on
receipt of ft
Liberal discount allowed to Poet
masters, Agents and Clubs. Sample
copies mailed free. Address ell orders
to RICHARD K. FOX,
'Franklin Square, New York.
NEW CROCERY.
GEORGE HINMAN
Has just opened a couplets an*
Well (elected ctock ef
FANCY tSStUin,
CANNES MAH.
REYN, CAN MM.
LIMES, •■ANRIS MB MUBMR.
Kept Oonetoetlp ea bee A.
Fresh Vegetables
Of ell Una anA deerrtptlen#. fet eele tntketr
eeneon.
J>B1CE8 to cerrcapenA with the Himto.
REMEMBER THE PLACE.
(fc.lE BLOSSOM'S BRICE BUILDING, Oereer
Main and Beeaa Street*.
Just the pines for families to *sy their
their fruit, vegetables and groceries.
UNION BREWERY
s-A-iiOonsr,
Main Street, Settle Hoantato. Neredn
M. J, STAHL, Propiittt.
Tas BAS IS SUPPLIER WITH THB
tinea* brand* it
BEER for sale at 35 cents s bottle.
a msr rwni-Esu tabu
Jut been added to the furniture ef tke B
a tux thr ninceemat ef Cut )■ W

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