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'SATURDAY, MAY 23. 1885.
No. 23
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New t'ork City, New York.
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Building. Chicago, Illinois.
The above agent* are authorised to collect
monel a lue the Mknmkkukh, take order* ior
ail* ertieinjf, solicit suhscribeni and utteiul to any
other business fur us that tuai be connected with
his cisco
Daman and Pythias Outdone.
Several San Antonio, Tex., Gentle
men wore Hitting in the hack room of
Horner's saloon taking their home,
ami discussing matters and things in
general, when the conversation
drifted to tlio subject of friendship.
Kach one present contrihuted his
opinion or told some »tory of some
great sacrifice made by one Mend for
another, when Judge Simpson - poke
up, and said :
‘‘Talk about'Damon and 1’vthias.
I know of my own knowled ■ of a
rase where to friends made much
greater sacrifices for each ot > r tnan
ever Damon anil Pythias did.”
“ Scdioost dell us al1 ahoud it
Schudgc," said George Horner, who
was listening.
liilltnan Itrooks and Jim Danly
were two students at the University
of Kentucky," said Judge Simpson;
"they were bosom friends, occupying
one small room, very high up in the
air, and very low rent. They were
extremely |s>or; frequently they did
not have enough to eat, and in cold
weather they almost froze together,
brooks was studying law, while
Danlv was a medical student, tfue
very eold day they were ls>th in the
room at the same time. Danly was
studying a medical isxik, Itrooks in
lied, lie went there to keep warm.
“I am in a terrible fix about this
examination to-morrow,’ said Danly.
‘I have not been in the dissecting
room for more than a month, and I
know the committee w ill examine mo
aliout the muscles of the legs, and 1
have forgotten all 1 know about them.
I w ish I had a leg to dissect, so that
1 could post nivself.’
“ ‘If that is all,’ said P.rooks, ‘I
can accommodate you. A man who
won’t accommodate a friend is no
manat all. liatlier than see you fail
in your examination, 1 am willing to
make any little sacrifice,’ and stick
ing out his log from under the cover,
he added; ’Just amputate that leg
and dissect it. Do me the favor, will
Dimly hesitated at hrst to take
advantage of the liberal offer, hut
upon brook* insisting, he actually
amputated his friend's leg, and hav
ing dressed the stump lie sat up all
night dissecting the amputated limb.
Next day the examination took place,
and, thanks to brooks' friendly offer,
Danly was able to pass it most cred
itably, and obtained kisdiploma.
“Years passed away. Danly was
a flourishing surgeon in Louisville.
One dav a man with a wooden leg
stumped into his office. It was ;
llrooks. who in the meantime hail j
passed his examination and been ad
mitted to the bar.
" 'How are you coming on?’ asked
I)r. Danly.
“ ‘Very poorly,’ replied brooks; ‘I
have not had a single case. If I
could get just one case as a starter, I
believe I would make a great crim
inal lawyer. If I could just get a
chance to defend some prominent
murderer I think my reputation w ould
be made.’
“If that is all,’ replied Danly, ‘I
can accommodate you. A man who
is not willing to make a few sacrifices
for his friends is no man at all. I
shall never forget your kindness in
allowing me to amputate your leg,
and 1 am only too glad to have an
opportunity to remirocato. I will get
you a case right oft.’
“How are you going to do it?’
asked brooas.
“I will take a poker or hatchet,and
I will go down stairs and murder my
landlady. That will create a sensa
tion, and von will have an opportun
ity to vindicate me before the court.'
“Danly was as good as his word.
He went down stairs and in a few
minutes his visitor heard several
dull, sickening thuds. The murderer
returned to his visitor and told him
how he had killed the old woman and
robbed her of all her money.
“ ‘You are so kind,’ said brooks.
“ ‘Not at all,’ was«tlie response, ‘I
will just go and deliver myself up to
the authorities, and you can consider
yourself retained as my lawyer.’
“The trial came off shortly after
ward. When Brooks, the one-legged
lawyers appealed to the jury, and told
bow Dr. Danlv was not instigated by
mummer motives in tnurderine the
old woman, tnat he merely (lid it as
a matter of accommodation to liis old
friend, there was not a dry eye in the
“ ‘The chivalrous nature of the 1
Kentucky jury was aroused, and they
yelled ‘not guilty’ without leaving
the box.
“I)r. Danly after-”
“Dot vill do, schudge,” interrupted
George Horner, wiping a tear from
his eve, “I sets ’em up,” and lie or
dered champagne for the arowd.—
[Texas Siftings.
American Fabled.
A Carter whose vehicle was stuck
in the mud plied the lash over his
mule in the most, vigorous manner, j
and Finallv called out:
“Alas! tiiat 1 should lie the owner
of such a Cheap Beast.”
“Hut you must Remember,’’replied
the mule, “that my Fodder consists
of the very Poorest Quality.
Cheap hands turn out cheap work.
A Peasant who was awakened at
midnight by the Harking of a Dog
under his Window threw up the Sash
and called out :
“How now—what is tho danger?”
“There is none.”
“Then why do yon bark and dis
turb mv Slumbers?”
"For the same Reason that vou
play the Fiddle and keep me Awake
—for Self-Amusement.”
Wlien Iho Piano next door becomes
Unbearable buy your boy a Iiruin.
A Juryman who bad assisted in
Beaching a Wise Conclusion in Sev
eral Cases of Importance was Com
plimented bv the Lawyers on his
Wisdom, ami he replied:
"Ueally, 1 Iteserve no Praise for
what yon Mention, for I was sound
Asleep during your Arguments.”
The less Law yer the wiser the Ver
The dentist who announces that hn
will spare no pains to pull teeth well
is the man to keep away from.
li)'plnJtl-lii lie
Pr. Thuring, b ‘tore the .V w York
Acad.-my of Antliripdogv, disco >rs
ing on involuntary li/e said: When
the w ill surrenders its control the in
voluntary life betins. Konin.uu
huli.-m and the trances art* phases
of it. It was really the trno
life. Hypnotism was a kind of in
voluntary life and w as produced by i
giving one's entire confidence to an
other of superior will power. If the
human in.t-uery is so perilous, so
much the better reason for under
stand. ng it. People should open
their eyes and lock into it, and not
turn skeptically away. If one soul
can possess another at this day there
can be no doubt of there hav
mg been in olden days a demoniac
al jtosseKsion. There is no mystery
about it—there is no need of mystery.
Hypnotism has fallen into disrepute
because it lias been pi act I by
mountebanks. Wh.it is know n
panic is a trance. This question of
involuntary life is n matter of educa
tion. The lirst time a person is sub
jected to the iultuence of another
person’s will he may bo aroused lie
lore being entirely released by a
mental action, the second time he is
more controllable, and the third or
fourth time he is entirely so. In
tensity of thought in one direction
produces vacuity of thought in an
other and a trance may lie artificially
induced by anticipation. The hflnis
mun dozing at the wheel is an illus
tration of involuntary life.
Titm}icrinif With ili«* Temperance
“No, sir,” Raid Nnaoy, bringing his
fist down with emphasis, “1 will not j
sign tlio pledge. I owe all my
troubles to tho fact that 1 stopped
“Impossible,” retorted the temper
ance advocate.
"It is true nevertheless. Nobody !
knew 1 ever touched a drop until i
after 1 stopped. You see, I became I
soared and begun answering adver
tisements of people who stdl cures for |
the alcoholic habit. Weil, I got all '
the cures and tried them faithfully.” ,
“(iood. Oh, ii only all drinkers
would do the same. You were cured,
then ?”
“Yes, sir; I completely lost a'd j
taste for it; hut my reformation
ruined my reputation. ’’
“Impossible, impossible!”
“No. it’s true.”
“ Hut how could it V”
“Kveryono of these drunkard
curers began s uiding to me for certifi
cates. wanting to know how many
years 1 had been a drunkard, how
long since I had been in the gutter,
how soon I hud been cured and so
“You were not obliged to furnish
the certificates, so how could that in
jure your reputation?”
“Great Goshen! man, they sent
all their inquiries on postal cards.”
i iitasaut tor tMiiif*.
“I say, Jones, dine with me at tho
houso to-night, will you?”
“Certainly, with pleasure. Will
your wife expect me?”
"No; that’s the beauty of it. We
had a quarrel this morning about tho
sea-shore business, and I want to
make tier mad.”
Tim Smart station Agent.
Thero is something about tlie agent
at a countty railway stition that ex
cites both my ailtniration ami ntv
When I go to the station for the
purpose <>f taking a train an I find him
sitting with heels eoahe I up on the
table by the telegraph instrument
and his head bowe l down upon bis
breast with the great weight of res
ponsibility that res s upon him—
when ho starts, as if he had bepn
shocked by some of the current
events th it. are Hashing along the
wires and looks pained because lit* is
not privileged to communicate them
to an anxio is world—when lie rises
and yawns and g ran to the ticket
window to communicate to some
waiting wayfarer the burdensome
knowledge with which he is supposed
to lie full to overflowing, I admire
Wie n a boar ling school comes in
to embark for ii une at vacation time,
I oily him. About forty girls enutter
ing like magpies and drowning the
voice of the telegraph witu their gab
ble, i;s more than any station agent
can bear when be is getting train or
ders, and I pity him from the pro
foundcst aoita of my heart.!
1 mice knew a fair young man whose
life wasone great gob of good promise.
He had lied himself inio prominence
in the community, and tint people had
couie t" believe that one day, he
would bo one of the most high y re
spected advocates at the bar or occu
pants of the sanctum. When he was
a mere babe, the old ladies said the
Lord lul l evidently intended him for
the ministry, but when mb not to wan
dering n umv with other p mpie's
horses ami p lying poker, they reluc
tantly adlu tied ill■■•r error am! ceased
to anticipate that his life wouitl he do
vnte.l to piloting sinners lo tiiu skies.
They tl a n lauunuusly decided that
he was destined lo be foremost among
tho barristers and otlier law-evading
things, hut in tliu vc.y prime of his
prom c iio he 'ante a in|>e in a rail
way station and began learning tele
llis iluent and graceful style of pre
varieation soon won tor him too i s
teem and conlideneo of ins superior,
and in due time, tin* latter eonld g >
o it on a vacant lot near ilia depot and
pileh hoi'ic-shoes with full iissu-anon
t.iat the business of the offiee would
h ■ properly attend • l (o and toe non
tiding public k'-pt wailing seven
'em i after supper-tinn wnen tun
train was ten hours late, under tho
impress on that it wool i he on hand
in liven,y minutes. The young man
applied himself assiduously to ftia
work of self-education and soon bc
eame proficient. One day, when lea
had acquired t he requisite knowledge
and eoniidenee to run the road,which
was about lour months after lie first
entered the oliiee, lie sent the follow
ing mes a :e to the train dispatcher,
who called his station to give orders:
"Agent playing mumble peg four
blocks away. Shall J receive? t*. it.
O.” ill com.- Iio was instructed to
receive, as if theie were any delay a
train would soon rush by the stat.on
and go crashimr into tin* rear en I of
another which had broken down be
tween that stiiion and the next, lie
did w II, and that evening he re
c ■' .v I in order dismissing Ins supe
lior and appointing him to till the
vacancy, lie was young and inex
perienced, however, and in due time
lie arose to tlie sublime height of
utter contempt for the public, lie
striated about like a sultan and
laughed at the anxiety of the people j
to know when they might expect to |
get away from the village lie seemed
to ow n. When know lodge was want- |
ed, lie was m re ignorant than • iiila
tea before Pygmalion got m i die I on I
her, and w hen no flood of intellectual \
effervescence was desire I, knowledge
seemed to fall from 111*> 1 i|>.s like bricks ,
from an overturned Iio I, lie seemed i
to be maser oi tli'* situation, ami all
tiio complaints ot in-lifjtnunt sliipp.trs
anil Lite pleadings of a loiig-H'dfertng
people could not shake him front his \
impregnable abode I si the heart m tho
management. •
One day, a gentleman who was
managin ' editor of a entile ranch in
Colorado came to the station. He
mad • certain inquiries concerning the
running ot trains which toe agent
was not prompt and obliging1 in an
swering, an i the cow-gen ■ al spoke
of him in terms that were nut remark*
aide for their fre il ' ii from inueodo.
The young in m replied in his custom*
uriiy concise style, and in about a
fraction of a second, tin* atmosphere
of the room was saturated with smoke,
noise and an odor of burne i powder.
The next day, his port orated re
ni tins were placed in a black walnut
box mid b ailed away to thtf Village
burying ground, and there they now ,
lie, joining their ktnlreddust unden- j
joying the otliei privileges ami com- j
plimeats of the season, while lucre is
a meek and lowly young man with
tour revolvers ami a look of unutter
able woe concealed about his persou
looking alter the affairs of the rail
road in that village. The cow-com
mander Inis been acquitted of any
evil intent, and carries in his hip
pocket a set of handsomely engrossed
resolutions of condolence and pro
found respect.
n nne workmen were engaged on
the new City Hall, Philadelphia, re
cently, a portion of the arm, ttie hand
anil the scales, of the figure of Justice
broke off and fell to the floor w ith a
Clash. Justice .probably got dis
gusted with being a misrepresentation
of the condition of affairs in Philadel
phia and threw down the scales.
Things must he pretty bud when they
shock a marble statue.
A Quasr Custom
A curious burial custom is prac
ticed by an old Virginia family—the
Funuals,' of Alexandria. W timer or
a member of the fami.y dies the male
repiesentative of the older branch
thereof, just before the hour oi inter
ment, buries a dagger in the heart of
the dead to assure himHclf Af no re
awakening. The dagger used is one
sacred to the purpose and has been
devoted to its use for many genera
tions. The custom originated be
cause of tin burial aiiveof a member
of the family and an inherited ten
dency to a peculiar form of heart dis
“Can vou prove all this?’’ cried
“Every word of it,” the man re
plied. "I am going to have a divorce
as soon a* I can get it, then, ii she
wants to marry again, she can marry
and be bio wed.” The town is now
electrified with the sensational break
ing oil'olQm the VVinekettle-Piligar
glo match, and in trying to set him
self right belore the people, ttie
editor published a statement that his
fiancee had been married to bis tri-ini
naming him, nine years, and they
had .ix children, and she bad run
away with a drummer, and the girl
has had him arrested for criminal
libel and hi-, friend has thrashed him,
and yet the telephone girl is happy
us a lark.
The Power «»f Dan'ol M’Hdoter’i <>uze.
“One Sunday a student from An
dover occupied the pulpit, my fattier
not intending to take any part in the
exenises. The young minister got
along verv well with tin on'nine
prayer and the iseripture lesson, out
when he had read only a verso or two
of the hymn he become confused,
stammered, and at list his voice
failed him entirely. A she seemed to
is- ratten sumiemy lit my iati„,r 1111
ished the service, preaching sn ex
temporan •ous discourse. On the way
home in Uio carriage the young man,
who by tli.it time na 1 quite revive I,
being pressed tor an explanation con
cerning bis conduct, finally con
fessed; “Well, sir, it was merely an
unaccountable nervousness, dust as
1 was reading tli; second stanza of
the hymn a gentleman earn • into tiie
church an I sat down in a broad-aisle
pew direct’)- ir-q.no me, fixing such
great staring lihv k eye* upon me that
I was frightened out of my wits!’
I 'util lie was then told lie did not
know that lhini-1 Webster was a
in.-mb -r of the congregation or an in
habitai); of tin town.”
Thirteen in an unlucky nnoilier for
a poor man to have in iii-» family.
"All’s well that ends swell,” as the
sailor said when the wind went don n.
—[Philadelphia Call.
Time m liven I H«nlrr,
“Good morning, Klder Ifenpeck,
you have been away?”
"Yes. 1 just returned from Aus
"Ilow is vour family?”
“Alas, I found my poor wife dyad
on my return.”
“You don’t tell me!”
"Yes. poor soul, she died six
weeks a.ro, and 1 didn't hear of it
until i got home yesletduv.”
“The sad news must have well
nigh broken your heart.”
"No, not so had as that. You see
time is a great healer of the wounded
heart. She has been dead six weeks,
von know.”
The latest uvasurement of our
fresh water seas is us follows:
The greatest length of l ake Su
perior is 335 miles ; gre best breadth,
100 miles; mean depth, 033 feet ; ele
vation, hJ7 feet, area, 82,0iK) square
The greatest length of Lake Michi
gan is 300 miles; its greatest breadth
100 miles; mean depth, (ill) feet; ele
vation, oOti feet; area, 23,000 siju..ro
Tiic greatest length of Lake Huron
is ”00 miles; its greatest breadth,
100,miles; mean depth, 000 feet,;
elevation, ”74 leot; area, 20,000
square miles.
The greatest length of Lake l'rie is
250 miles, greatest breadth, 30 miles;
mean depth, 34 feet: elevation, 555
feet; area. 0,000 square miles.
The greatest lengllt of Lake On
tario is 12') miles; greatest breadth,
0") miles; mean depth, 50 l feet, ele
vation, 301 feet; area, 0,000 square
The length of all five is L”nJ miles,
covering an area upward of 135,000
equate miles.
1>i aiii.it it* Tilloiit,
Walter B. Hvde is an Austin dude
who imagines tlmi lie lias theatrical
talent. Waller applied to the mun
u_'er lor a position.
"What have you played?” u>!, I
the manager.
•T aved ?”
"Yes, what do you piny?"
‘'UiiliardH, prim- pally, hut I'm no
slouch at piker. 1 heat my uncle out
oi $ I ,-')0 at poker, and he is a mem
her oi the la-^isiature.”
Itc<liirll<>n In Prices of Uc<T.
Wo have reduced tlie price of host
steaks from 20 to 15 cents per pound;
boil beef from 12j to 10 cults, and all
other cuts in proportion.
Urjnspen Buna.
Front St., South of Railroad,
The Table is always supplied with tho
beat tho market affords, and all
pains are taken to cater to the com
fort of patrons.
MEAL TICKETS, Good for Twenty
One Moals, S5.25.
A Bhar<- of the public patronage la respect
fully solicited.
The Dost*
Place on tlio
Coabt to get Blip- ^
pJica. Wholesale prices'
* to Consumers. Equality to oil.
<%* No Humbug, No Tricks. A f«U^r
Lbt cl Trices cent freo on application.
Obtained for moderate fee*. Send
model or drawing, we will advise free
of charge; and Mark No Ciiakok mi
les* we obtaiu Patent.
For circulars, terms, and references
to actual clients in your own State or
county, address
0. A. SNOW & CO.,
Opposite Patent Office,
Washington, D. C.
| —OF—
> AH kinds of Survey?
ing in the Stat
promptly attended
to. iMT'Mup
Ljoht Sola* Transit.
W. * L. E. GURLEY,
inuae to order.
©IHc** In Hit toirl
s\i\\i:nvn \f Nevada.
Of the fluent ami best quality ever sold
iu Lauder county, in KEUS or
The undersigned, having leased of
M.J. Stahl the old Union Brewery,
have refitted and renovated the same,
and are now prepared to offer to the
public an article of
unexcelled by any made in this State
and equal to the celebrated Milwaukee
and St. Louis Beer.
AM. Orpi iis Left with M. J. Stahl
at t:ik U. 14. Saloon will be
Promptly Attended to.
x-g Saloons and families will do well
to give it a trial. Beer will be deliv
ered to costumers in Battle Mountain
I and vicinity free of charge, and is for
j sale by the gallon, quart or glass at
| the Brewery.
Protection at Last!
Put* out Any fire. I* always ready
—a silent but powerful defender of
life and property from the merciless
flames. A child can put out a large
tire. It leads all fire extinguishers.
It never fails. Every family should
have it handy in case <ff a defective
chimney, explodiug lamp or any other
Austin, Agent for Lander county.
Battle Mountain, May 2, 1885.
.... FOR_
Seminal Weakness, Impotenty, Phys
ical Debility, Loss of Manly Vig
or, Ptemature Exhaustion.
And the many evil anu gloomy
consequences of early indiscretion. This
iicnmparable Great English Homedv ha* already
ieved a world-wide reputation. It i* infalll
. in restoring lost vigor, w’hctherfrein iiupru
'’nor. sickness, or old age.
^ For sale by all principle Druggists ; ask for
take nootht-r; if not on vale, send direct to
us; will be mniled, securely sea «j with full
directions on receipt of money.
f# Price, fill per Package, or Six
Packages for $5.
H illicitnt to care most cases. Address
Wheeler & Co.,
The Police Gazette will be mailed,
securely wrapped, to any address in
the United States for three months on
receipt of
Liberal discount allowed to Post
masters, Agents and Clubs. Sample
copies mailed free. Address all orders
f Franklin Square, New York.
Has just opened a complete and
Well selected stock of
Kept Constantly on hand.
Fi'esh Vegetables
Of ail kiiitlM and descriptions, for sale in thrtr
jpRICES to correspond with the times.
rememberJthe PLACE.
Ma.u and Uetse Streets.
Just the place for families to t'uy their
their fruit, vegetables and groceries.
Main Street, [tittle Mountain. Neruls
M. J, STAIII., Proprietor.
I • finest brands of
DEER for sale at 25 cents a bottle.
hu been added to tht far liture cf th«

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