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BATTLE MOUNTAIN NEVADA. SATURDAY. MAY 30. 1885. No. 24 THE CENTRAL MAIM PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY DENNIS & ELLSWORTH. TKBMtft OF MBMKIPTIOV . $6 00 . * bo One Year. BU Mouths. BATCH or ABUiBTIHlH One Nquar**, ten lines, firs usertion.__93 ftO Each *ui,*o«;u« nt insertion. 1 60 BJT Ordeih lorh (inscription, Advertising, and ob Work, will receive proii.pt sticnton. Authorized Agents. C. W. CRANK, ,118 Pino Slroot, Room lit, ] Ban F rauds' u, ( alilorni*. L. I*. Fl.'llhlt, K"om 21 Merchant’s Ex-, l.ange, 8 in Francisco, Cal. CitO. H. MOTT, Nos. 42 and 41 J street, Fat rauierito, is our only agent In that city CjF.U. 1*. KoWfcLL H Co., 10 Spruce street, New i ork City New York. < HAS. K M LI.KR .v CO., No. 2 Tribune Building, Chicago, Illinois. ll»t above . geiir* are authorized to collect u.ciuy* luc t> a MesseMii:*, take orders for • sever Using, solu it subscriber* and attend to an> j •th«-( Luailiua* lo. us Unit lnut beconnected With I hi* Lillee A PARIS FUNERAL Th« Or*innnlp» Attendant t'pun a Funrral In CUurch Parisian society exacts a rather rigid obedience to the invitation con tained in the “letter of announce inent,’’ as it is called, wherein is set forth the decease of some member of the hitman family more or less re- ! inotely connected w ith one’s circle of acquaintance. And in truth an hour spent in one of tl.e great churchos during the funeral ceremony of some tierson lor whom one cannot since e Iv raour? chiefly because one ha never seen him or her, lioilig called to the funeral by the simp- fact of acquaintance with a relative of the deceased, is by no means disagree able. A busy l-'ren liman one dav icproved me for ‘ taking so mm ii nmufs ment in busim -s hours," for j lie said, "You have been at three liinerals this w eek by your own con fession.” Thu cyn'-cnl manner of puttinii it was perhaps founded on careful ob servation. Men do not lose an hour in the middle of the day for idle mo tives in this busiest of capitals, urn! so it may lie presumed that every one who tlmls his wav into a church rt a funeral lias some good motive be yond the desire to pay respect to the memory of the departed. When the funeral is that of some celebrity, the Spectacle in the dim aisles of the church is very curious. There is re produced in minature one of the great cosmopolitan draw ing-rooms, of which there are only half a dozen in Paris. Hostile painters eye each other with mutual scorn from adja cent rows of chairs. The political groups come together as compactly ami naturally as in the Chamber, and scandal and slander do their work as deftly as on the street or at the Bourse. The peculiar nature of a 1 l’arisian funeral renders con versa- ; tion among the attendant throng quite i possible if one have a taste for it, and n running fire of commentary is kept wp upon acquaintances, us they sue- I cessively appear. As for the ladies, who are ranged by themselves, usu ally on the left of the altar, they be have witli excmnlarv devotion. Afashionable I artsfum-lftlinchurcb is an exipsite concert. Nolnmg can be morn charming than the sudden up rising from behind the altar of the tremulous music of the stringed in rtruinents, accompanied presently by j the spiritual voices of children. The i < hurch has at her disposition treas ures of art which ure not, on the whole, extravagant in price, and to the generous miiidad she gives a musical feast which utmost enables them for a moment to forget the woe„ of bereavement. Certain little features connected with Parisian funerals in church are so different from our own that they are worthy to be set down hero. In the first place, when the cortege or wocession reaches the portal of the sacred edifice, there is a small cere monial at the door. A gigantic beadle, dressed in court costume, with a mnee decorated with crape, and accompanied at a r«s|>eetful dis tance by a mysterious party in a long cloak, who In-nrs himself witn the grace of a Spanish grandee, coin a down to meet the pall-hearers, who ure always in evening dress, us also are the clii<*f masculine mourners and their immediate friends. Ladies, it is needless to say, are attired in solemn black. iHmiting his staff upon the l avement, the beadle then escorts the procession down the grand uenti al aisle of the church to a place below the altar, while the pall-hearers de posit their burden upon a little plat form near the entrance.* Meantime, people of distinction who arrive are escorted forward and seated in order of precedence. And now the music begins, and lit tle bells ring hither and von, calling the small army of priestly function aries to their respective posts in the ceremonial. Down the long aisle comes a black-cupped, white-stoied procession of priests and acolytes and these, headed by a new beadle’ take their station about the coifin’ Then they return, and the old men pit in the stall" to the right and left. The little boys are disposed graceful ly in front of the stalls, and a hidden choir sings selections, now from French, now from Uerman, now from old Latin funeral music. Meantime, the pall hearers have advanced with their burden to a huge catafalque, which generally stands about in the middle of the audience or congrega tion. The usher opens the door and the coffin is rolled intothiscatafalque, which is draped in black, ana is hea|ted with the crowns, the wreaths and other tributes of respect sent by relatives and friends. If the dead one had been a soldier, his sword would lie upon this cntafalone; if he had numerous uecorauous, mere they will he lourni reposing upon a velvet cushion. In short, this is the dead person’s last appearance in society, and is made us imposing us possible. The pall bearers are now seated in a solemn row behind the cutufalque; the mysterious usher in the cloak be gins gravely to pace hack and forth between the gentlemen on the right and life Indies on the left, observing them somewhat w ith the air of a gen eral inspecting his troops. The sa cred concert goes on until a new hell is heard, louder and more melodious than the others, and then, in solemn state, beaded by yet a new beadle, the clergy .arrives and begins its liolv otfices bewnythe altar. When this is over the priests and boys came down to the catafalque, and are ranged about it in an order which rarely varies. The little children hold candles in their hands while the chief of the priests reads the tinal prayers for the dead, and the re sponses come melodiously from the choir. The funeral in the church is now practically over. 'Ihe audience immediately breaks up and goes in rather informal fashion to the euta f»h|iie, where each person takes a holy water brush and makes the sign of the cross with it. i in* tnr>!“t areaimil ordeal lor toe mourners then begins. They are ranged in a row, according to impor tance or ng>\ shak" hands with or Fa lute each person who has linen in vited to the funeral us he or she pastes out. This ia a ino-t trying oc casion for sensitive people, as the ajH'ctael" of the weeping women and the men quite broken down with stun reused grief, ia alwtf-s touching, and now and then quite crushing. It mnda one uwav with a real fune-al f-*el ng still clinging to him. The concert, the gorgeous dresses of the priests, the windows of stHined glass and the majesty and peace of the grand edifice, have hmnglit one to look upon duqtli with some resignation ind to think it almost worth While to die that one may ha . such a funeral, lint him one is sn hienly confront 'd with the pectacle of the brvaved nn 'S, an I the bitterness of death is ioverely hronght home to the mind. Uouber* In Ncbuol Parents arc sometimes very un reasonable in regard to fancied griev ances imposed upon their children by sclioo.-teachers. An instance in point lately occurred at Pottsville, Pennsylvania, where six scholars were expelled from a public school for eating peanuts during school hours, and their parents propose to test the matter in the courts. It strikes ns that the parents had better let the matter drop, providing, of course, the children had fair warn ing—as was probably the case—that if they persisted in munching the succulent “goober,” to the annoy ance of the nervous teacher and non eating pupils, they would have to promptly leave the halls of learning. Peanuts are all right in their place—on u train, where the rattle of the cars drowns the noise made in cracking the shells; at town-meetings, where they uct as a sort of moderator and prevent much useless talk; hy the fireside, where the shucks make ex cellent kindling, and under some other conditions not necessary to state; hut the line should cTtainly he drawn at schools and churches, although, perhaps, if s man is in clined to go to sleep under prosv preaching lie might take a few with him, already shucked, just to keep himself awake, if he don’t chew tobacco. Of course ho would natur ally he very careful not to work his jaws so industriously as to attract at tention, but just enough to gut away with a down or so peanuts fiom text to benediction. Most anybody can keep awake easily enough during the preliminary exercises. on tho whole, however, even ims confession to the appetite for the not Unit cheers hut does' not inebriate is not advisable, and schools should certainly be exempt from peanut eat ing. Hum is bud enough, but the artistic gum-chewer can manipulate l.er jaw so deftly and noiselessly as not to annoy others in close proxim ity, and therefore u cu I of gum holds over peanuts by a large majority. On the otharhand, a teacher ought to convince pupils that peanut e tting is demoralizing to a school without going to the extremity oi expelling them; but if, after a reasonable amount of solicitation nnd warning, the practice is persisted in, then they should be tired out. Tito decision ol the court will lie looked for anxiously. One is a stuffed owl and thp other is the “owld stuff.” The front part of this conundrum was he’d hack hv the taxidermist, who will embalm it and put it in a glass case, How to R«<lnc« Weight, I)o not try it. Tue London Firld is anxious to induce hunting men to udopt measures to reduce their weight lor the saddle. This is our advice on I tie subject. Host assured no meas ure will suince which is not injurious lo health. Ono man will put on weight with very little food, while another will undermine his stability by a reduction which appears to he moderate. The simple hut golden rule is to eat slowly and masticate ! the lood taken thoroughly, so that there may Ire time for the organism to | make known its satisfaction with the ' nipple placed at its disposal before the stomach is overloaded. The mis take made hy hunting men and others who, to use a common expression, "are as hungry as hunters," is that (if coming home exhausted and eating ravenously, lly this haste no time is allowed for the organic needs of tlio | eater to cry: ‘‘Hold—enough!” It I is like emptying a whole scuttleful of coal on the fire when it is only in need of a few dexterously placed lumps The digestive organs being in fairly good Horsing order, the re pletion is not resented as it would bo by a weakly “dyspeptic,” and mus cle and fat are laid on in excess. If we only ate more deliberately, wo should lind half our accustomed quan tity of food sufficient to satisfy the most eager cravings of hunger. What we cull “appetite” is a most mislead ing sensation. It is only remotelv re lated to the actual demands ol' the organism. Let hunting men, and men of all classes who lead healthy, active lives, resolve to eat and drink slowly. With this single precaution they will soon find tlmt their tend ency to “weigh” diminishes, while the appetite lining disciplined uncon sciously hy the formation of the habit, it will be needless, as it is useless, to live by rule as regards the nature or the quality of the food taken. -JNiwef of JO' immltc* Shells. f-t/ine very interesting experiments with dvunmitc projectiles were made near Washington recently, under the auspices of the Senate Military com mittee. Four shots were tired with six inch shells with a range of l,OiH) yards. Tile target was a jwpcudicu lar ledge uf sulid trap rock on the south bank of the river. The first sheli struck near the eastern margin of tiie ledge, and exploded by con cussion, shattering the face of the rock for a radius of about 110 leet, and carrying away several tons of deb; is, which were hurled for hundreds of yards up and (low n stream. The sec ond shell struck neaily in the center of the ledge, exploding as before. It opeued a cavity in the face of the ledge about 25 feet in diameter; ex cavated a pit Nix feet deep. Some of the fragments of rocks from this ex plosion were hurled half a mile, one piece weighing nearly twelve pounds being thrown dear across the canal and lodging near a farm house ad joining the Georgetown reservoir, j The other shots were similar in their effects. The trial is regarded as suc cessful in every particular, and the safely of the .system of firing seems to be assured, since the shell leaves tho gun ub safely as an ordinary powder charged shell would do. It is not imposdble thut this destructive agent of dynamite is destined to revolution ize naval w arfare, and it is noteworthy that the representatives of the foreign governments have manifested the greatest interest in the experiments. Food, Kiercit* Mud Itrculli. “After a ineul,” pays a Iirooklvn physician, “if yon feel drowsy and sleepy, you may be sure you have | eaten too much. Of course, if a man has been performing excessive bodily labor, he will have the same feeling. Hut, as a general thing, the rule of drowsiness is a good one to follow, before and after a meal there should be an hour's rest before any severe bodily exercise is performed. We need from six to eight hours sleep a night with t^oor three hours extra one night a week. The relief for mental strain is bodily exercise. You have no doubt noticed how much inclined people ate to go to sleep in church, no matter how good the sermon. It is all owing to the had ventilation. Cooper In stitute, in New York,is thoonly large hall that I know of that is properly ventilated. There is a little auger hole under each scat and through this, by moans of diminutive pipes, the cool air is brought into the hall, it comes like fine spray, furnishing oxygen, hot not causing any cold drafts. It is imperatively important to have well ventilated sleeping rooms. If you awake in the morning uml find you have a headache ami a bad taste in vour mouth, hu as sured the room is badly ventilated. Yott need three thousand cubic feet of air an hour. It is a fault with Americans to have their sleeping rooms too hot. It is ns absurd to have them like ice, but it would be well if we could have them warm when we go to bed, cool during the night, and warm again in the morn ing- _ Just a Little Too Smart, A student of the University of Texas being short of funds wrote to hisfa'herin Galveston : “Send me IflOO by return mail, lie who gives quickly gives double." The old irentlenian replied the next mail inclosing |d0, with the remark that, us lie had responded promptly, the ».r>0 inclosed were equivalent to the desired |H)0, The Coffee Tree. Now that beautiful leaved plants are so justly popular and in such con stant request for drawing-room deco ration, it is surprising that the coffee tree of commerce (Coffea Arabica) is not made use of. We see it now and then in nurserymen’s greenhouses, hut seldom anywhere else, and yet there are few evergreen shrubs more ornamental, and very few that are better adapted Jfor the adornment of the sitting-room. An average tem perature of 70 deg. in summer and tW deg. in winter will be found quite sufficient, and, if the plant is put in a warm corner of the room over the kitchen lire on fiosty nights, no harm will come to it. The best soil for planting is a mix ture of peat and loam. The drainage mast bo thorough, the supply of water abundant, and the roots must have plenty of room. Thecoffoe tree in a young state is well worth grow ing for its bright green glossy leaves, fragrant jessamine-like white blos soms, and berries ehanging from green to red. It is said that Megal ledin, a learned Mufti of Aden, be came acquainted with it during one of his African journeys. He took hack some berries with him to Yemen and recommended the beverage to his friends as. aD excellent method of keeping awake at prayers. Its use gradually spread to the Nile, Syria, Asia Minor anil Turkey. Coffee was first sold in Constantinople in lt>54. It was introduced into Europe bv the Dutch in 1(110, but did not reach this country till 1 <>40. Arab coffee is chiefly grown in Yemen, where it was first planted in the neighborhood of Aden and Mocha. The plantations are usually made half way up the hills. The beriiesare not gathered, but cloths are spread under the trees for the fruit to fall upon when ripe. The coffee is mostly eonsuined in the country, the home demand being so great. There is not much exported, and that not the best. A good deal of what goes in the trade by the nami of Mocha coffee comes from lirazil and tbo West Indies. How Mudh Lumber Huv« we Got. The stock of pine yet stand in;; in Michigan can produce 40,000,000,000 feet oi lumber, if cut for that pur pose. In eight years, therefore, at the late average production of the state, the pine will have Iteen used up. But such predictions have been made for years past. In 1807, tiro standing pine of Michigan was esti mated to be 52,410,000,000 feet and it was predicted that it would be all gone Wi seventeen years. But since then the Saginaw valley alone has produced about 12.000,000,000 feet, and will continue to cut in the neigh borhood of 1,000,000.000 feet a year for the eight or ten yeiws to come. As pine grows scarcer, it will make more lumber than when it was plenty. But in predicting the end of pine lumbering, a person must take into account the timber which is yet standing in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Canada and the South. And it will be many years before it even grows scarce, when we estimate the whole. Vet an end must come to the forests that >the white race found in this country. Doubtless pine forests of the second growth will Vie raised for future use, but the present magnifi cent forestR will disappear. It has been estimated that tlie demand for umber in this country from 1840 to 1890 would require 210,000,000,000 feet, and one can readily sec that at that .rate the stock must soon lie gone. There is only about 55,00(1 000.000 feet of pine in Canada, and that would go but a short way in sav ing the forests of the United States. An Ei'.nraporlzed Marriage, Tim magnificent extravagance of the late Khedive is well exemplified in the small pa face he built lor the Empress Eugenie, and which has never been occupied since. Here, too, an instance of thoiough oriental arbi trariness occurred. The Empress, while thanking the Khedive for the magnificent reception he had given her, happened to say that the only thing sho had not seen was an Aran marriage. “Indeed,” said the Khe dive, “this shall soon he remedied.” S^o ho sent for his A. 1). ('., gave him one of his Circassian slaves from the harem, presented him with a large dot* rv, and told the astonished offi cial tliat everything was to be ready in two days. Accordingly, on the second day there was a grand marriage a l’Arabt. The Empress was greatly pleased, and the A. I). C. man far more Euro pean than Egyptian, and who spoke several European languages splendid ly, fo ind himself indissolubly at tached to a Mohammedan wife, while all along it had been the dream of his life to marry a European lady, one educated like himself, and with w hom lie could associate. But lie knew he dared not refuse, and so an accident settled his whole future life. The inhabitants of India are not any w ickeder than the rest of man kind, and yet they are raising cay •■line all the time. Cohiget and Kline have on hand at the Union Brewery a first-class article of vinegar of their own manufacture, which they are selling at 75 cents per gallon. Families and dealers are in vited to give it a trial. ou»yl6tf THE NEVADA HOTEL Front St., South of Railroad, BATTLE MOUNTAIN, NEV., MRS. A. ALTENBURC, r»or. The Table is always supplied with the best the market affords, and all pains are taken to cater to the com fort. of patrons. SINGLE MEALS, 25 cts. MEAL TICKETS, Good for Twenty Oue Meals, $5.25. £5TA *har« ®f the public patronafle la respect fully solicited. |CLAY STREET.| d n The Best^f^^ ' Pisco on the M ' Craft to sot rplica Wholesale price* r to Connunera. Equality to all. 'No Humbug. No Tricka A List at Prices sent tree on application. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Obtained for moderate fees. 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