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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - March 29, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas ..... , ' � .�f HUTCHINSON DAILY NEWS: SATfJKDAY MOBNlNft. MABCH 29,1890. THEY WERE 1RRESISTABLE! We advertised that last week's prices on Dinnerware would be, and our immense sales on the good* has proven the assertion to be true. Tnis week we wil offer our LAMPS AT COST! Also give you an opportunity to buy Chamber sets at the fol lowing reductions: Bee orated Uhnmher.Bets...........................t * 89. reduced from * u " .......................... 8 60, " 4 00, � ' ......................... 4 85, " " .......................... 5 75, " " .......................... 7 00, ' ' ........................ 7 98, .......................... 8 5�, " .......................... 10 90, � " .......................... 14 SB, FJWn white 10 piece Chamber Bete................. 2 V>, Choice Beta will not last long at then price*, *o make your purchases before they are picked rer. YOONG'S CHINA BALL P. S.-We have recently increased our facilities so that we are now able to offer the wholesale trade some splendi drives. Write us for quotations. AH iNTKKKSTlNG KKL1C. KENTUCKY'S IS LEFT UBRAflY GETS WHAT OF A RAILROAD. It Is a I'lftcr frt.ra tile Klr�t Itallu-uy ffnt f 4h� Allrglmnlrft-A Fatal Arcldvnt f-ftuMt th� MannR-emviit in NuliKtittit,-lloriio Power f�r Steam. Ktalo Librarian Thompson, ihruugh the SUKgoMion of Col. John O. Hodge*, of Lexington, nnd the courtcwy of Vice President M. 11. Smith of the Louisville nnd l4asbvin> railroad.whh put into po^ession of a relic for the state library, which bus an ititem>tinK hit of historv attached to it. Tin! relio consists of two large stones, each about four feet long, eighteen inches wide nnd twelve inches deep. One stone is hollowed out on the top, the full length of the middle, about two nnd one-half inches wide and two inches deep. On tl edge of this chiseled indentation is a Hut strip of bar iron ui>out two and one-half inchpH wide, l-^stened with iron spikes driven into drilled holes in the stone. The oilier stone has the bar iron fastened as the edge of the outer surface. These atones are all that is left of the lirst railroad west of the Alleghany mountains, and tile second railroad ever built in the ""United States. j �" STONES Foil STH1NUKRS. The road had its beginning in Lexington. Oct. 21, IBM. when tho "corner tone''was laid with appropriate public demonstrations. H was finished to this elty, a distance of twenty-eight miles, In December, 1835, stone sills like u line of broad flat street curbing in cities, taking the placeof what is now called stringers, to which the( rails were1 fastened. The ordinary straight or slightly curving lines of the road were constructed with plain nnt surface stones, hut for the average or heavy curves, the stones with a chiseled gutter way in the center were used as a double precaution to keep the flange of tho wheel from jumping the rails. Tho engineers of the day claimed that tho road was the safest and most substantial that could be built, but it was found that for any length of lime the action of the machinery pressing heavily against the edge of the stone rendered it liable to wear and crumble, requiring constant attention at a great expense to keep (he road in good repair, hespitc all this care and cost in the construction this road had the honor of the limt railroad accident in the United States. Thir. accident �k:cunvd in March, at a point about two miles the other suh' of this city. I'Yom a report of Thomas Smith, president of the Lc.vingtun and Ohio railroad, of which the Lexington and l'Yaukfort was a part, published in l<i and reproduced by Col. John O. Hodges for his March number of The Trades Journal, the following excerpt is taken: "Notwithstanding these precautions on "the occasions alluded to. the lluuges of tho wheels of tile engine, while passing With the usual speed over un embankment, lost their hold upon tho rails, and before the brakes could be used the engine and several cars, one of thoui containing a largo numl>er of passengers, were upset uud broken. Two individuals were killed and suvcral wounded. It is probably not within the scope of human invention lo devise a miaiiB of traveling entirely free from all hazard." WHAT ONE ACCIDENT DID. The locomotive lirst used upon this railroad was built by Joseph Jiruen, of Lexington, in W'i'o. It had an upright boiler and two upright cylinders nud lever beams, both attached to one axle, with crooks at right angles, lirucu got his idea from Thomas 11. Barlow, who, It.was claimed, built the first locomotive in the world at l^xingtou, 1836-27. Barlow hud a car for two passengers attached to his locomotive, which had {tower to ascend an elevation eighty feet to tho mile. In Jluy, 1837, it was opened iorpublio exhibition in u large room over Joseph Brueu's machine shop, where an vol track around the room was con-�Jruoted, Tltts was the first train iu western America. Ueu. Leslie Combs and Dr. W. S. Chipley rodo in it at fifty rnts a trip. The locomotive was afterward exhibited in Louisville and other ttles iu the south, Tuo accident referred to, "iu conae-tutince of the respectability of the suf-Jf�refs and the uovelty of the occurrence," !4*J|l*cted public attention so strongly to >*S that tho company substituted horse for .'Wlff! power In the transportation of pMatngere. TM� primitive mode of construe Un� and conducting a railroad was entluued -until ItjW, whett it change of \ Ata* to �au4tH trtriukW* aud a return v- *f ifirt.Tr 'row 1> fewer. An inclined ' ArseatJ BUI. Ui tuts city, wa� in 1IWO, when kbe tunnel wa� c�n- jo.frfvit wtnww *� j*� via mi connections witti the division or trie roatf lo Louisville, a part of which, from the center of Louisville to the Portlum! wharf, had long been in successful operation.-Frankfort (Ky.) Cor. Louisville Courier-Journal. Tlir l>*a,l Marine. Capt. Mark Welch, late of Belfast, Mi-., was nn old time ship master, and tiiiinv amusing stories nre told of hiB sea lile, Capt. Welch had a great abhorrence of tobacco, and disliked to find tobacco " it, and nit uud play tho guitar or lute before it, uud they would all together pruy there, and uf icr prayer still sit before it, sipping shea-bet and talking the most hilarious and shocking euundal late into the moonlight, and ao on every evening until the flower died. Sometimes, by the way of iv grind ilnale, Ihe whole company would suddenly urine before the Sower uud aerenade it together with an �4f from JiajU uud depart. A IJKHAllY OF MJOS. THE SCRIPTURAL COLLECTION MADE BY A RESIDENT OF BOSTON Old .lewUh Mi�nn�erlpt* That Wire Hnnl to Obtain-A Roll from Hie fitinoits tteru-Mlrm Ilenle, -The TVemterful "Chained ttllile"-* rieee .it Tapj-rii.. S. IVtahmrd Pratt, of Korest Hills. Is the owner of the largest and finest col-lection of Hihles in this part of the covin try. For upward of twenty-live years Mr. Pratt has l�en accumulating this collection, and now has over three hundred volumes and a great variety of manuscripts of the Bible. Some of his Bibles :irc nowhere else to l>e seen in this country. Beginning with the manuscripts, is a Jewish roll of the five books of Moses. These Jewish rolls are very difficult things to get. Mr. Pratt hud been trying for ten years to find one. when a learned German professor, Dr. Gregory, of Iiniptir, secured this one for him. It is contrary to the Jewish law to allow one to full into the hands of a Gentile. When oue is worn out, or for any reason of no further use, it is buried in the ground and the place of its interment forgotten as Boon as jiossible. It would lie considered sacrilege to destroy one in any other manner as much as to let a Christian have it. This roll in Mr. Pratt's jwssession was made by a learned rahhi of l'osen, Prussia, for his own use, and at his death his children thought more of the money thun the sacrodness of the roll and sold it to Dr. Gregory. It came into Mr. Pratt's hands for $0o. The roll is of vellum, which isa male-rial of liner texture, thinner and smother than (Mirchineut, and is a continuous roll 48} feet long, made by sewing together a lol of skins some 20 inches in length. Not an erasure or correction appears on the whole manuscript, n� the copyist is obliged, if he makes an error, tc- destroy the entire skill on which it has incurred nnd Ijcgiu his work again. THK TWKI.VK MINOn I'ltorilETS. Mr. Pratt has since received several of these rolls, one of the most interesting of which contains l^ie twelve minor prophets, lliksea. Joel. Amos, Ohadiah. Jonah, Micab. Xahum, Habakkuk. /^pbanial: flaggai, Zcchnriah and Malachi. This roll was used for a long time at a syna-goge in .Jerusalem, and was filially laid aside, as the letters were too tine for the eyesight of the reader, and another was made in larger letters. The discarded roll was condemned to be buried, but the Itev. Dr. Selah Merrill, who was then in Jerusalem, pensuaded the man to whom the duty was intrusted that it could 1m: buried in Boston just as well as in Jerusalem. Mr. Pratt lias another roll from Jerusalem containing the Book of Genesis. This was purchased by the Itev. H. C, Turnbull. D. D., at the shop of M. W Shapiiu, a famous Jerusalem dealer in ancient manuscripts, who became noted for almoftt succeeding in swindling the British Museum out of JB50,000, which he demanded for an alleged ancient copy of some rare Biblical manuscript. It took the keenest experts on the subject iu the world to provo the manuscript spurious. This roll in Mr. Pratt's possession isufini specimen of Hebrew lettering, with oue funny thing about it. It is against the law to send a roll of any part of the Scriptures out of Jerusalem. But the Jewish standard of absolute correctness and perfection in their roll is so high that un imperfect copy doesn't count, and single letter wrong or missing makes the hole roll imperfect and worthless in their sight. So the lirst letter of the first word of the first verse of the first diaper of Genesis is omitted. This vitiates he whole business, and the roll is of no account, it can lawfully he sold, it can go into the hands of a Gentile, and it can be sent out of the sacred limits of the holy city. Four more of these curious rolls came from Constantinople to Mr. Pratt's li brary, containing respectively the books of Ruth, Songs of Solomon, Kcclesiastes and Lamentations, all of them on parch nient. lie has two parchment rolls of the book of Esther, which came from Constantinople, one of which was for merly read from in a synagogue in tin sultan's capita!, and another on an ex quisitely carved ivory roller, which is written in diameters so small as to be perjH'tual wonder and tribute to the extraordinary patience and finger cunning of the copyist, lie. bus a roll wf Esther on paper fn.>,'ii Uussia. and one on parol ment from Germany. A GREAT CL'IMOBTTY. One of the greatest curiosities in the whole collection is a "chained Bible,' This mediieval relic waa printed at Stras-burg in 1480, loss than half a century after the invention of printing, and twelve years before the. discovery of America. It is iu four immense folio volumes, each being -'OxlajxS inches iu size, and containing u voluminous com uieutary on the suered text, both text and commentary being iu Latin, the tough old bluck letter lieing used, which none hut a few adepts can read. The binding of these poudcrous tomes is heavily ro-enforced with iron plates and clasps, and a heavy iron chain is ut-tuched |o each of them, by which the old books were secured lo pillars iu the churches where they were kept. These volumes were printed by John Gutenberg, the father of printing, and were doubtless among the first Bibles ever printed. One cab only gaze with awu and veneration upon a piece of papyrus, framed behind glass,on whoso brown uud dingy surface, in strange churaclcis dulled by centuries uud barely distinguishable, is written the third verso of the second chapter of F.xodus. "'his dales back, perhaps, 'J,W)0 years-no one can tell how old-it belongs to un antiquity so. vast. The very reeds from which this papyrus wus made were of u species that ceased to exist centuries ago. The language is ancient Coptic, u dead language while Latin and Greek were daily spoken by millions. Mr. Pratt has another similar but leas ancient piece of papyrus, also tn�e.nhoerson, excepting Em poror Napoleon III. What I knew twelve years ago, he knows, with regard to tlv general result of my labors, hut the details remain a secret with me. Th Monitor of IHoO was the visible part of my system, uud its grand features were excluded from its published drawings and descriptions." Among Ericsson' papers were found, after his death, u series of autograph pencil drawings showing these concealed features of his monitor system as originally conceived They represent the ideas of subaquatic attack first presented iu the Destroyer in 1878, after being withheld from the public gaze by their author for half a cen-turv.-Scribner. A llnrii MatheniHtlelan. A curious character in southwestern Maine is George S. Mclntyre, whoso appetite for mathematics and poetry has given him a n pntation more than local He is over 80 years old and has alwivy led a hand-to-mouth existence, his remarkable proficiency in the branches mentioned never having proved of any particular value to him. His tuste for figures wan roused when he was a boy by the gift of an old algebra. He mastered this without assistauee, and since then has never been able to satisfy greed for mathemutics, the most abstruse branches proving no obstacle to his strange mental acquirement. His fond ness for poetry is also marked, and he recites at random from Shakespeare, Milton, Byron and Whittier. At present Mclntyre lives in a Biddeford garret, subsisting on the scraps which charitable acquaintances give him.-New York Commercial Advertiser. The TftruiMl f^atls In Famine. Ever since the police put a stop to fan-tan and other gambling in Ciiinatown there have been wailing and gnashing of teeth among the wverty stricken Chi nese sports. The most ingenious of all the tricks yet introduced is as follows: The fan-tan shops are now all upon the top doors of Chinese tenement houses, instead of down stall's, us formerly, bright string is tied upon tlioknobof tlie door leading into the tan shop long enough to reach to the bottom of the several floors; a piece of kindling wood is fastened at the end, upon which is written ill small Chinese characters tiiis interesting information: "If you want a fortune quickly, please follow the string." , There are always so many poor China men in New York who "want a fortune quickly" that lots of them follow these strings, and the places are always crowded.-New York Sun. l>r. Tulniii^ii's Cmigrea-allou. Talmage preaches not alone to the 0,000 souls who are to lill the grand new tabernacle that is now rising over tht ashes of the old one, but to tho four corners of the eurth. His words are translated into all tongues, and appear in Scandinavia in Swedish and in Spain in Spanish as they are in English in Eng laud. They are not infrequently met with in Chinese, in Japanese, in Turkish and in Ifiudoostanec us well. The late Henry Grady computed that each of his sermons iu all lands has a circulation of 30,000,000. But even at the most con servativo estimate possible it is beyond ull cavil and dispute that every Sunday Brooklyn's famous divine speaks to at least 15,000,000 souls.-New York World A Xntluu or Hathera. \uiong the working daises in Sium bv�u the festoons of cobwebs rarely at-tiiict attention, though they may be black Willi age and dust and smoke (for there ure no chimneys to the houses, and tho cooking is all done inside). And yet in their own way the Siamese ure a very cleanly people,- They aro a nation of bathers, and from iifuncy ulwuya indulge in a regular plunge two or'three times a day. The children are amphibious, and rather more at home and much happier in the water than in the house.-New York-Journal. A fte.ce.ut UlauovtfVy About Ll�ut. Kecently a wonderful discovery has been made. A beam of sunlight is made to pass through a prism, so us to produce what is called the solar spectrum, or rainbow. The disu hi turned, and the colored light of the rainbow is made to break through it. Now, place the ear to a vessel containing silk, wool or other material. As the colored lights of the spectrum full upon it sounds will be glvenjby different parts of the spectrum, and there will be silence Iq other narta. If a person with warts on lils baud* will wriu down th* auovusr of them ou the band of  tramp's hat without the tramp knowing it, hs wjll carry th* warts away with htm- that Is, they gradually disappear from tba ponKKTi hands and appear on tho** of th* traaip. QnKi p**s may fa* utsd to advantage In UkU* ea cum wtthoat the nse of knite or Ugators. Offlc* He IB North Msln street, room 7 over Young Bros, store. Kssldeiic* No. 2e Fifth trans w*M. ATTORHITR, '^HITBLAw'^rHlHipHRiy; Attorney! at Uw, Office over First National Bank. Batrtaet or Bhsnosn stmt. "YyElTlBIBS * ULOSABOB, Attorney! at Law, One*, rooms 1, *, S, 4, over No. 24 South Main b> Attorney! at I*w, Often, Rooma 10 tnd 11 Masonic Ttavpls, coi ssr Xtln ud Shermsn. s ILA8 BHOADIB, Lawyer, Office over FtrstNational.otnk. a. uiwii. a. rm�c� j^�tns .niBoi, ; Attorney! at Law. Hntchlnsos, Ktosts. j Itoomi 11 tnd ii Mo. South Msln street. -QATCDSOK A WILLIAMS, Lawysvs, Boom* 1 tnd * em Keutgi't store. rpATLOB, JONBS � TAYLOR, Att�raeyi at Iatw, Office, op-stairs. Masonic templs. QW* * HKKflNG, Attorneys at Law. (D. Mrkllng, County Attornty, i tnd 4, Bldltoner block. J V. OLTMJJB, Attorney at Law, Oslo*, south Msln street, n*ti court hou� afUSIO. pHOf. 0. H. OAKS8. TeaeASr of Plana, Organ, Violin, Onllu Music studio, room No. 42, Bout Brunswl fiocond Avenue asst. AKUUITMOT3. 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