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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 16, 1914)
Msiteor and Meteorite.
A meteor Is nuy luiuluoua or flery
object that traverses space, as shooting
Btars, fulling stars, etc. A mcteorlto
Is a mass of mineral matter which
reaches the earth from upper ..space.
9 Tho fall of a mcteorlto Is often pre
ceded by the flight of a fireball through
tho sky and by an explosive sound, but
not always, for they sometimes reach
tho earth without any previous notice
They have been recorded ever slnco
tho world began, and, of course, some
fall which are never recorded. The
British museum contains a collection
of COO meteoric stones, of which twelve
fell within tho British Islands and the
rest In other parts. Almost every mu
seum of any note has a collection of
them, ranging In size from n few
pounds to hundreds of pounds. Lieu
tenant Peary brought one from Green
land that weighed thirty-six and one
half tons. There are authentic cases
of narrow escapes from meteorites, but
only one In history of a person being
killed, and that mnn was In India, In
1S27. Philadelphia Press.
"I must," said Lord Nelson nt Trafal
gar; "I must," said Washington at Val
ley Forge; "I must," said Lincoln at
Gettysburg; "I must," said Mark
Twain, with bankruptcy clutching at
his heart; "I must," says every great
man and woman, sensing duty, oppor
tunity, crisis and the larger success.
"I must" Is God's vest pocket formu
la to you who breathe his free air and
work in his workshops.
Daily every one of us faces tasks
that we didn't expect and that wo had
rather not do. It Is tho order of cir
cumstance. But Just tho minute that
"I must" comes along our program
clears up and our work proceeds plain
ly nnd according to plan. That man is
most satisfied with life who is most
satisfied with doing what ho feels Is
"I must!" All right, proceed. Tole
The Imitative Chinese.
A Chinese officer told an interesting
story of the first visit of tho represen
tative of Vlckers Sous & Maxim to
Shanghai. After fetching his sample
Maxim gun to the arsenal at Shanghai
and demonstrating It thoroughly to the
Chinese, ho was taken in to a sixty
four course Chinese feast that lasted
until the small hours of the morning.
Meanwhile a largo party of tho best
Chinese mechanics in the arsenal min
utely subdividing the labor, quietly
took the gun entirely to pieces and
either duplicated or took templates of
every pari. Tho following day the
sample, reassembled, was handed back
to him with thanks and the remark
that China was not in tho market for
Maxims Just then. Tho Chinese imi
tation failed, however, to work prop
erly. World's Work.
Adhesive Eggs of Fishes.
Among tho fishes which produce ad
hesive eggs are tho little black head
minnow (PImophales promelas) and tho
goldfish. Tho malo blackhead deposits
the fecundated eggs singly upon the
under side of leaves of water plants
and watches them unceasingly until
hatched. Tho eggs of the goldfish are
deposited singly upon the weeds and
mosses in a similar manner by the
male llsh. The eggs of the yellow perch
are held together in narrow strips or
ribbons of a glutinous character. Ad
hesive eggs of other species, as the
black bass, sunflsh, catfishes, etc., are
deposited in masses in shallow nests or
depressions on tho bottom, and still
other species deposit their spawn In
variously shaped adhesive masses upon
water plants, roots and submerged ob
jects. Beats the Carpenter's Record.
The discovery of a carpenter whoso
father, grandfather and great-grandfather
practiced tho same craft has
been commented upon in several news
papers and at Lamberhurst, in Kent,
there is a family who have been Inn
keepers for four centuries. In coun
tries where the caste system prevails
such n record would be thought utter
ly insignificant. Grant Duff notes In
his diary the answer made by a pun
kah puller in Madras to an English lady
who suggested that ho might Improve
his position. "Memsahlb, my father
pulled a punkah, my grandfather pull
ed a punkah, all my ancestors for
4,000,000 ages pulled punkahs, and be
fore that tho god who founded our
casto pulled a punkah for Vishnu."
The Wearying Chase.
Tommy could not understand why
his teacher thought that tho following
paragraph from his composition ou "A
Hunting Adventure" lacked animation
"Pursued by tho relentless huuter.
tho pantlug gazelle sprang from cliff to
cliff. At last sbo could go no farther.
Before her yawned tho chasm nnd bo
hlud her the uunter."-Youtu' Com
Earthquakes are subterranean dis
turbances propagated through tho earth
in n sorles of olastic waves. IIow they
orlglnato Is not clearly shown. Many
nro associated with volcanic action,
while Just as many occur without any
ovidonco of such association
"How do you Uko my new hat, M.
"Lovely, mndam. It makes you look
quite twenty years younger." Pole
ne Unselfish, self sacrificing wom
en, those nro tho ones that make the
best wives. She No doubt; and they
also make the worst husbands,. Judge,
On the Fourth of July
it was predicted when the Declara
tion of Independence was promulgat
ed on July 4, 1770, that tho anniver
sary of the day would be celebrated
with tho tiring of cannon and such ex
plosive demonstrations of Joy. The
prediction has been fulfilled to the
present day, but during tho past quar
ter century the old independence day
passed away forever. Tho day is
now most fittingly eclobrnted by re
calling tho struggle which made good
tho assertion of tho American people.
Hero Is n story of tho Uevolutlou:
New Jersey was tho principal battlo
ground of tho Uevolutlou. The region
between New York and Philadelphia
was a great deal of the tfmo deba
table ground. Tho British occupied
New York city nnd, for n portion ol
the time, Philadelphia. Washington
stationed himself on the heights ot
Morrlstown, between the two cities,
but much nearer New York than
Philadelphia. Over tho lower ground,
from Trenton to Jersey City, couriers
were galloping, spies were lurking and
a stray soldier wearing tho red or the
blue was moving on some errand.
Some five miles southwest of New
ark, where tho city of Orange now
stands, was tho residence of n Tory
named Wardlo. nis daughter, Vir
ginia, had two suitors, the one a Brit
ish, the other an American officer.
Edgar Plimpton, tho redcoat, was with
General Ilowe at Now York, and
since the army of occupation had lit
tle to do the yonug Englishman made
frequent excursions to visit the lady
he loved, while Alan Trowbridge, who
was at Morrlstown, rode lu tho oppo
site dlrectlou and about tho same dis
tauce on a slmilnr errand.
Either one of these officers was lia
ble to fall Into the hands of some re
conuoiterlug or foraging party of the
side against which lie fought. Then,
too, It was quite possible that they
might meet at tho Wardlo mansion.
One night (It was the Fourth of July,
by tho way) Lieutenant Trowbridge,
descending tho Orange mountain, gal
loped through the valley between him
and tho Wnrdles and drew up before
tho gate. Without waiting to bo ad
mitted he stalked Into tho house, to
find Miss Virginia In tho drawing room.
She was evidently much perturbed.
Trowbridge asked her If ho had come
Inopportunely, If he had not better
leave, but to all such questions she
gave unsatisfactory replies. Neverthe
less, throughout the whole of his visit
she appeared 111 at ease, and ho found
himself obliged to do nearly nil the
talking, the young lady confining her
self to monosyllables.
Trowbridge know of tho attentions
of Captain Plimpton nnd had come to
her to ask her to decide between him
self nnd the Britisher. lie began a little
speech ho had arranged to that effect,
but Virginia, showing signs of still
greater embarrossment, endeavored to
check him. He persisted and Just as he
finished with the words "decide now
between him nnd mo" a closet door
opened and his rival stepped forth in
tile dress of u citizen.
"If this matter Is to be settled here,"
he said, "I prefer not to bo placed In
tho position of eavesdropper. Bather
I would hear my doom openly."
"IIow comes it, captain," said Trow
bridge, "that you ore so near the Amer
ican lines and not In uniform? Are
you aware that If caught as you are
you are liable to be treated as a spy?"
He had no sooner spoken tho words
than there was the sound of horses'
hoofs without nnd through the window
they could see o dozen Continental
troopers at the gate. An officer dis
mounted and coming up to the door
which stood open walked Into the hall.
Looking into the living room he saw
tho two men and the girl. To Trow
bridge, In whom ho recognized a patriot
officer, ho said:
"Pardon me, sir, for entering unan
nounced, but I hnvo been told that a
British spy was In this neighborhood
and slnco this house Is occupied by no
torious Tories I nm likely to find him
"There is no spy on these premises,"
replied Trowbridge. "1 give you my
word for that"
Tho officer looked suspiciously nt
Plimpton. "I fear," ho said, "that I
shall have to ask this gentleman to
give an account of himself."
Plimpton was about to speak to de
clare his Identlty-wlien Trowbridge
"I have vouched for the gentleman,"
ho said "That should bo enough "
"Who Is he?"
"1 have told you that ho is not a
"Nevertheless I must satisfy myself
"Leave this Iiuukc, sir."
"Ou what authority?"
"By order ojj tho commander In
chief. I am Lieutenant Trowbridge of
"Pardon me, lieutenant." 8uid tho
otfiii'i. nnd. turning, he rejoined his
troopers, and they all rode away.
Then followed an impresslvo tableau
Virginia, turning to Captain Plimpton,
took Ids hand in both of hers, looking
him steadfastly In the eyes Then she
turned, and. throwing her arms about
Trowbridge, hoi head fell on his
"I do not blame you," said tho cap
tain "I only regret that I might not
at least have been given an oppor
tunity to do so noble an action "
Without another word he left the
house and never saw Vlrglnln Wardlo
Hnvo you over noticed, when tho wn
ter has almost all run out of the bath
tub, how tho light particles ou tho sun
face seem then to race out much faster
than tho water? As a matter of fact,
they aro traveling faster than most ot
tho water, but no faster than that on
Tho reason Is not far to seek. Itun
ulng water, even lu n river, goes at dif
ferent rates, but fastest on tho top sur
face right in thu middle of tho stream.
Friction with the sides nnd bottom
makes .the water there go moro slowly.
So tho light particles on top of the
water in the bathtub, along with the
surface water, rush ahead at a good
This particular peculiarity In rivers
Is utilized by boatmen when they have
to go up n swift stream; they nlwnyv
paddle tip near the bank. And at curves,
as the water swings outward, they
take the inside bank, for there tho
water Is almost still. On the other
hand, in coming down the very center
of the stream Is chosen. St. Louis Re
public Washington Official Life.
Dinners and social functions arc
conspicuous features of Washington
life. The new senator or congressman
always feels that ho must keep up the
pace, but his older colleagues do not
hesitate to send In their regrets now
and then. One senator whose young
daughters make severe demands upon
htm as nt) escort to official functions,
"I have cut out all dinners and func
tions except those I feel under obliga
tions to attend in my official capacity.
"I have done this for two reasons:
First, because I have not time to attend
them. I hnvo too much to do. Second.
Mr. Spofford, so long librarian of con
gress, once told mo that most public
men and army nnd navy officers who
died in Washington 'dug their graves
with their own teeth' n saying which
I have taken to heart" National Magazine.
A Chinese Superstition.
When a Chinese baby takes u nap
people think Its soul Is having a rest
going out for a long wnlk perhaps. If
tho nap Is u very long one tho mother
Is frightened. She is afraid that her
baby's soul has wandered too far away
and cannot find Its way home. If it
doesn't come back, of course the baby
will never awaken. Sometimes men
aro sent out into tho streets to call the
baby's name over and over again, ns
though it were a real child lost. They
hope to lend the soul back home. If a
bnby sleeps while It Is being carried
from one place to another tho danger
of losing the soul along the way Is very
great. So whoever carries tho little one
keeps saying Its name out loud, so that
the soul will not stray away. They
think of the soul as a bird hopping
along after them
"Elephants are clever animals," said
a trainer, "and I once had one that
could read. Ho was a quarrelsome
beast, and one day lie got into a scrnpo
with the Bengal tiger, and before we
could get them separated ho had ills
trunk badly damaged. After tho scrim
mage was over the elephant broke loose
and started down tho street fast. 'lie's
going wild!' somebody shouted 'Don't
you believe It,' says 1. Now, where do
you suppose that elephant wont to?"
"Went to tho surgeon's, I suppose
Can't you get up a better yarn?"
"No, ho didn't go to tho surgeon's
Ho went straight to a llttlo shop where
a sign rend, 'Trunks repaired while you
wait' Of course ho had made n mis
take. But what do you expect of a
poor dumb brute?" London Globe.
Tale of Two Dogs.
Sir John Sebright, n prominent socie
ty man of the early nineteenth century,
owned a rcmnrkablo dog. In "Coke of
Norfolk" Mrs. A. M. W. Stirling re
lates that "Sir John Sebright often
brought ti favorite dog to Ilolkliam,
who was remarkably clever at learning
tricks. Lord ErsUno also possessed a
dog which ho declared tho cleverer of
the two. A wager was laid as to which
animal In tho course of n twelvemonth
could be taught the most extraordinary
trick. Tho trial took place at TIolk
ham at tho end of n year. Ersklne's
dog cleverly took a roast oyster out of
tho flro without Injuring himself, but
Sir John's dog actually carried a glass
of wlno without spilling n drop to any
gentleman in the room pointed out to
Nothing Too Good For Her.
Mrs. Newlygllt That's a pretty good
looking one. Show me that. The Piano
Salesman That's ono of our finest In
struments. I sold ono just like it to
Mrs. Do Frazzle. Solid mahogany,
seven and a half octaves. Mrs. Newly
gilt Soven and a half? Send me one
with eight Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Brownbiggo (to waitress who has
handed him u newspaporj-Aln't yer
got nothing comic? 1 likes to have
something funny to look at while I'm
a-hontlng. Waitress There's a looking
glass straight in front of you. slr.
Nervous Traveler (to seat companion)
How fast would you say you were
traveling? Companion (who litis been
flirting with tho girl across tho wnji
About a smllo a minute. Life
No Need of It.
"Don't you over play cards at your
"Never. Wo got so many other thing!'
to quarrel about."-Detroit Free Pros
IIo who lias time, let him not wait
tor tlme.Itnllan Proverb.
; ! One oil to use 1 Ij"rf,If1&J& Ik
(l -one oil to ask f 1 VWl I IlfS T
one on to asK i gujiiwmMMSmamHMMMw X
America has private
ownership and operation
of telephones; one prov
ince in Canada has tried
Here is the record:
January, 1908 -eminent
ed Bell Telephone
property in Mani
toba. March, 1908
Rates for certain
classes of service
increased 25 per cent.
March. 1910 Chair
man of telephone commis
sion declared rural rates
were too low and would
March, 1911 Time lim-
Bell Telephone Service Has Set the
Standard for the Rest of the World.
NEBRASKA TELEPHONE COMPANY
The I HC Line
GRAIN AND HAY
Pet, Sprint -Tootb,
and Disk Harrow!
Oil and Cat Eoibea
ri. t? iu .
CLEiip.Lj Dceriig KcConnidt Kilwankta Oiloree P'aaj
Granite Harvester Oil
is a heavy oil for farm machines; it stays
where it is put, and takes up all rattle and play.
Reduces frictionnever rusts or gums.
For sale by all dealers or
Standard Oil Company
j.,. ...,..f.iJ,jti.d:ii'AtJ'"- 1
9rt4i'pw ' J
it on long distance calls
reduced from three to two
Nov.. 1911 Chairman
of Telephone Commission
reported $150,000 loss for
year, with no provision
Public distrust in
mission to resign.
July. 1912 An
increase of 20 per cent in
rates put in effect.
The rest of Canada is
retaining private owner
ship after the bitter expe
rience of Manitoba.
CEE the International fifth wheel (pat-
ent applied for) on Weber and Co
lumbus wagons. This one feature
makes these two wagons stand cut above
all the rest as the best and cheapest for a
farmer to buy. The fifth wheel prevents
the pitching and pulling up of tho front bolster, and
it doea away with broken king pina and bent circle
irons. It doubles tho bearing surface of tho bolster
on the sandboard; it increases tho life of (ho wagon;
distributes strains more evenly, and therefore makes
the work of hauling easier on the horses.
With all those points to recommend it, tho Inter
national fifth wheel is worth a trip to town to see.
Call on the 1HC local dealer who handles Weber or
Columbus wagons and ask him to show you tho
International fifth wheel. You cannot see it on any
other wagon. If you do not know whero to go,
drop us a lino aad wo will give you the nam of tho
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Lompany 01 Amemca
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Di ledfield Iedfield,
Physicians und Surgeons.
WILMS J. IJKD1- 1KI.D, Sunrcon.
JOK U. ItEDFlKLD, I'hjelclan.
Physicians & Surgeons
. Hospital . .
Dr. J. S. Twinem,
Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon.
Special Attention lo Obstetrics
and Children's Diseases.
Phones, oflice 183, residence 283
Oilico in McDonnld Bnnk Huilding.
Worth Plntte, Xehraska.
Olllco Phone 410 Res. Hlk C52
Bertha E. Mangon, M D.
Physician and Surgeon
Deseate of Women nnd Children si Specialty
NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
New McCabe 131 bg.
DH. HARRY MITCHELL
Telcphono Kcd 4 505W Dewey St.
North l'la 'to, Nebraska.
Job Work and
Shop Corner Sixth and Pine Street
Phone Red 377.
The North Side
Feed Barn iias for sale
GRAIN OF ALL KINDS,
Bran, Shorts, Baled Alfalfa,
Hay, Good Seed Potatoes.
Goods promptly delivered.
Our terms nre cash.
TELEPHONE No. 29
Cattle and Hogs
Sell your Cattle nnd Hogs to
Julius Mogensen, No. Platte.
Hgiliest cash prices paid. Office
open day and night in North SirV.
Barn. First class horse nnd n"ot
livery in connection.
Phone No. 29.
We nre not only manufacturing nnd
selling the best five nnd ten cent cigars
in town, hut we also enrrv a full line of
smokers' articles, nnd nil tho lending
brands of plug nnd smoking tobacco.
Tobacco users enn bo supplied with
everything in the tobacco line nt this
J F. SCHMALZRIED
The Maker of Good Cigars.
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