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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 24, 1912)
Fire as Pest Destroyer Advocat
ed in Agricultural Fable.
Firebug In the Person of a Scientific
Farmer Wrought Havoc With Pes-
tlfcrouo Family Who Had
Moved Into Winter Home.
Atchison, Kan. Gen. Pestiferous
Chinch Bug, Jr., and family of Kan
sas have gone to their winter homo
In tho bunch grass and blue atom.
The Kansas Industrialist n few weeks
ago said tho news of their departuro
was brought to tho agricultural col
lego by J. Wi McCulloch, a special
field agent for tho entomology depart
ment of tho Kansas 'Agricultural col
lege. So It's official nnd nuthoritntlve.
McColloch also gavo out tho Infor
mation hero that thoro Is consider,
ablo uneasiness In the C. D. 'house
hold on account of tho niany Incen
diary fires that destroyed blue stem
and bunch grass winter homes. In
fact, it was only after sovoral days of
arguing and promising that Mrs. C.
Bug and tho girls consented to leavo
tho family's summer placo on the old
cornstalk. And they wouldn't have
gono at all had not the general
agreed, finally, to crawl to tho top of
tho winter home twlco a day and look
for firebugs. It also wbb told here
by a neighbor of tho Chinch Bugs
that Mrs. C. B. ordered fire extin
guishers for tho winter homo before
Trouble for tho Chinch Bug family
began when a firebug, thought to be
Scientific Farmer, came to tho bluo
stem and bunch grass homo and
burned It nearly to the ground. Young
Pestiferous, his bride nnd his brother
wero tho only ones of a family of
sixty-five that escapod. And that was
the mortality among most of tho oth
er families, Mrs. Pestlforous Bald.
And then that cold winter In only
makeshift for a homo. It was too
iWh for brother. He died. But the
general and Mrs. Pestiferous survived
somehow and reared a largo family
in tho cornstalk.
"I think wo made a good move
when we camo to this aide of the
road," General Pestlforous told his
wife. "I understand that thero have
been no firebugs in this community
for years. This is tho placo wo should
have lighted in Instead of that farm
They Are Reckless at Play and at
Arms, but Honorable, Says a
London. It was Mr. Gladstono who
onco described Montenegro the black
mountain as tho shoro where, after
bloody Kossovo, tho wreckago of old
Servla, waB washed by the oncoming
Turkish tide, says a London letter.
They who escaped into these fastness
es wore families of caste, chieftains
nnd nobles, who for five centuries
and more havo remained unconnuered.
Their very vices show breeding, a
rockloBsness at play and an extrava
ganco In dress. Yet gamblers though
they are and dandles, they are honest
as to cash, and If a purse "of gold bo
dropped by accident upon tho high
way It will bo discovered by Its
Prison llfo Itself Is ruled by honor,
for convicts who may have pulled a
trigger wander abroad, meet their
friends, Join in festivals, and ure
known only by the dull music of a
Tho Montenegrin is not devoid of
education. Ho has hla school In ev
ery hamlet, and there Is an amazing
story of tho great Ivan, the prlnco
who burned his cnpltal Zabljak to
savo It from tho Turk, setting up a
printing press In Obod Just twenty
years after Caxton had begun his en
terprl8o at Westminster. Tho machine
vanished amid tho chaos, but it re
vealed an Instinct.
It In nn armed men that the Monte
negrins now Interest us. When they
go marketing to tho Austrian coast
town of Cattaro they are required by
tho authorities to rob tholr belts of
tho mighty pistol, but at the frontier
they resumo it, nnd it is tho symbol
of their liberty.
Humblo homage to tho queen Is
rigidly exacted by King Nicholas, and
In tho palaco of Cettlnjo, princesses,
so far from being disdained, aro do
scrlbod, paternally, as "my country's
most valuable export."
To behead one's enemy Is the final
Joy of tho Montenegrins, who, there
fore, dislike long range artillery nnfl
tho modern rifles which aro received
from, Russia as Christmas presents for
tho reigning houses.
WILL SELL CHINESE ART
Imperial Family of New Republic Has
Plan to Dispose of Palace
Now York. Art connoisseurs from
all parts of tho world are looking for
ward to an auction sale which prob
ably will bo held In London next
year, and which should provo tho most
wonderful disposal of art treasures In
history. Tho articles to be offered to
bidders aro nothing loss than tho
treasures of tho Imperial palaces of
Tho collection, which Includes tho
finest specimens of every form of Chi
nese procelnlna and ceramics, Is
unlquo and Its value Is enormous. It
Is said that tho disposal of tho treas
ures practically has boen decided up
on by the Imperial family.
ISi 1IIPBS JoMBfii-
(gJuxcuvMO 4. uxdhwot r
ThlB photograph of one of tho streets of Kirk Kllisseh was taken Just
aftor tho capture of that city by the Bulgarians, and shows tho awful dev
astation wrought by tho bombardment.
across tho divide. Over thero It
seemed as If all tho yeggs on that
section combined forces against us.
Every grovo of blue stem and bunch
grass In Bight went up in smoko. And
you know as well as I that If our
grovo had been burned a llttlo closer
to tho ground wo'd have perished
with tho rest of them."
"Yes, I know that only too wel'l,
Pest, but I'm worried about thl3
smell of smoko In tho air this morn
ing. I wish you'd forgot tho past
long enough to go on the root and
MAKE BRIDEGROOM CAPTIVE
Bound and Gagged, West Orange, N.
J., Man Sees Tormentors Eat
West Orange, N. J. Bound and
gagged, Bernard Cunningham, a young
business man of this town, was
forced to sit a wrathful witness at a
feast which ho himself had prepared,
but which .ho was not permitted to
share. Tho feast In question was tho
victim's wedding supper, and had been
spread In tho dining room of his new
home, at 4 Main street. Mr. Cunning
ham was married to Miss Mary Bren
nan of this city, tho ceremony being
held at tho homo of tho brldo, 105 Al.
den street. A wedding breakfast was
served, and h hnd been planned by
tho bridegroom to Invito a fow inti
mate friends to a supper In tho eve
ning before starting with Ills wlfo on
their honeymoon Journey.
During tho afternoon a party of
frtcndB called with a carrlago at tho
homo of tho brldo and enticed the
bridegroom to go for a short rldo
Onco In tho carrlago ho was bound
and gagged and was taken a prisoner
to his now home, whero his captors
mado short work of tho good things
prepared for tho supper that night.
After they had completed tholr repaBt
they released Cunningham, but not
until ho had boon detained long
enough to necessitate a postponement
Fashion-Plate Crook Picked Up In
New York as He Is About to
Dine In Restaurant.
New York. Following complaints
from Broadway restaurants und hotels
that tho pockets of patrons had been
picked, Detectlvo McGeo camo to tho
conclusion that clever enough for
such work was Walter Henry, a crook
of International reputation, a fashion
plate and as agreeable a companion
as ono could find
Henry also is known as Bob Hart,
Walter Hogan, Big Bob,, "tho Doctor,"
"Big English Bob" and "Broadway
McGeo was In Rector's when Henry
"Whero havo you been?" nsked Mc
Geo, as Henry tossed his coat and hat
to a boy.
"I've had great trouble," replied
Henry. "My father haa Just died in
Brooklyn. That accounts for the
mourning band on my hat.
"Well, como to tho station houso
with mo," said McGeo. "You are
wanted for that llttlo trick pulled off
on Nov. 9th In the Knlserkeller.
The affair referred to by tho detec
tive was tho robbery of Albert M.
Markler of 655 West lC5th street,
who Is connected with a Wall street
bank. On Saturday Markler got from
Marsello Pitt & Co., 170 Broadway, a
diamond cluster valued at ?800; a
diamond ring Bet with rubles, $500; a
diamond bar ring, $300; a la valllere,
squint around a llttlo. You haven't
been up this morning. And you know
what you promised."
Tho special field agent believes the
fears of tho Chinch Bugs aro well
grounded. The success .with which
tho family of Gen. Pestiferous, Sr.,
was routed has convinced Scientific
Farmer that tho winter houso warm
ing plan Is tho best yet for fighting
his old' enemy. His torch la ..ready
nnd he's only waiting now till tho
last of the Chinch Bags aro In tholr
of his wedding Journey. Cunningham
took tho Joke good nnturedly, but has
sworn to get even with hla tormentors
LAYS FAILURE TO "MOVIES"
California Bandit Makes Strange
Court Plea for Clemency
Autos His Specialty.
Los Angeles, Cal. Moving picture
shows caused his downfall, according
to' Cornelius Hadsaackcr, who plead
ed guilty to highway robbery, after
which ho made a pathetic appeal for
Tho "movlea," according to tho
prlsonor, showed him "how easy it
was done," and ho deserted tho ranch
for tho highway shoro. Ho mado a
specialty of holding up automobiles.
LIONS ARE GIVEN TURKEY
Kings of New York Zoo Get First
Taste of Our "National Bird,"
and Like It.
New York. Tho lions In tho New
York zoo has a tasto of turkey recent
ly for tho first tlmo In their lives.
They have been brought up on dross
ed beef ever blnco they left n milk
diet. Keeper Snyder bought a turkey
for each of tho ten. Tho animals wero
suspicious of tho now food at first, but
a few sniffs convinced them that It
was all right, and when they wero
through not even a wishbone was
BOB" IS HELD
$500; a small diamond ring, $40 nnd
a gold clgaretto case, $100, making a
total of $2,040.
On his way homo Markler slopped
at tho Kalsorkollor to havo dinner.
Thero ho was Joined by two more
agreeable strangers, who Inslatrd that
ho dine with thorn. Ho consented,
and on starting for homo noticed that
tho larger of tho men brushed ap-ilnst
him. Then suddenly ho discovered
his Jowelry was gono. but the man
waB gone, (oo
Markler Identified Henry through
his rogues' gallery picture.
COURT DEFIED BY A CONVICT
California Prisoner, In Contempt
Dares Judge to Punish Him
Sent Back to Jail.
Sacramento, Cal. "You are In
contempt of court," Superior Judge
Hughes exclaimed to a wltnohB named
Jordan. "Suppose I am, what nro you
going to do about It?" coolly replied
tho witness, who was a convict
brought from Folsom prison to testify
regarding a stabbing affair within tho
"If you can add nny to my twenty
years, go to It," ho added.
Although Jordan refused to testify
against tho prisoner on trial, even
withholding his own given numo nnd
sneering at his examiners, tho court
was helpless, and in tho ond Jordan
was allowed to go back to prison.
HE KNEW WHAT TO AVOID
If Knowing Human Nature Would Do
It, This Man Would Have Made
"Dr. John Haynea Holmes, who
preached a Bull Mooso sermon to
President Tnft tho Sunday before elec
tion day, isn't Hko Washington
White," said a member of Dr. Holmes
Church of tho MesBlah In Now York.
Washington Whlto was nn aged
hod carrier. Laying down his paper
ono ovenlng ho said to his wlfo over
"'Martha, I bcllovo I'd mako n
preacher Llstun, now, and I'll glvo
you a Bormon.'
"Tho old man then stood up to tho
tablo nnd bellowed out a vigorous dis
course on tho wickedness of tho Idola
ters of tho Orient.
"Hla wlfo said nt tho end:
" 'A good enough sermon, Washing
ton, but you'vo told us all about tho
slna of tho foreigners, and 'never n
word about tho sins of tho folks nt
" 'Ha, ha, ha, I undorstand prcnchln'
too well for that,' laughed tho wily old
"That wasn't a bad epigram on tho
magistrate's part," said tho somowhat
educated tramp, who hnd been con
victed for vngrancy.
"What did ho say?" asked tho
"Seven day," camo tho reply.
"That ain't no epigram, la It?"
"I'm sure It la. I asked n parson
onco what an oplgram was, nnd ho
says, 'It's a short Bontonco thnt
Bounds light, but gives you plenty to
Scarce as Hen's Teeth.
Mr. Crlmsonbenk Thnt bacholor
friend of mine la looking for a partnor
for his Joys and Borrows.
Mrs. Crlmsonbenk Well, It seems
to mo he's a long tlmo nbout It.
"Yea; you soo ho'B looking for n si
"Glvo tho patient a llttlo liquor, why
"Can't; It would set him crazy. Ho
has water on tho brain."
"Pa, why do pcoplo havo banquets?"
"For tho purpose of giving men who
do not got a chanco to talk at homo
tnlk away from homo."
Dr. Tierce's Flcatnnt relicts euro consti
pation. Constipation is tbo causo of many
diseases. Curo tho cnuso nud you euro the
disuasu. Knsy to tako. Adv.
"Did they klsB and mako up?"
"Yes, and nftor they kissed, Bella
had to mako up again."
It's a safe bet that most of your
friends are peoplo who want you to
work for them wlthoutpay.
Mrs. Wlnnlow's Soothing Bjrup for Children
teething, softens tUo turns, reduccii Inflatunia
tlon, allays jiuln, cures wind colic, ZScabottleMt
A dog may worry a cat, but a man,
being nobler than a dog, worries somo
Don't buy water for bluing. Liquid blue
i nlniost nil witter. Buy Bed Cross Ball
Dlue, tho bluo that's all bluo. Adv.
It takes a romantic woman to ar
range for tho marrlago of hor children
before thoy aro born.
LEWIS' Sinclo Binder gives tho 'mnokcr
a rich, mellow tasting Co cigar. Adv.
Mind unemployed Is mind unenjoy
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Cruel, Cruel Answer.
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hold up for her husband's gazo threo
mirrors arranged so as to glvo aa
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view of myself." "Humph t" gurgled
hor brute of a man, struggling with
his collar. "You seem to bo quite
popular with yoursolfl" Judge
"Como, my dear, lot's travel Into
"Well, mamma, can wo travel on
When a man dovolops Into a growl
er It's tlmo to rush him.
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