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The Ladloa' Homo Journal.
Frum Monday Daily
Tliert- in all the mniHhineof uprintf
iiinl the fragrance ,,f "wt'rH in xxv
I,:ulien' Home Journal for April; thy
exquiaite KaKter cover, leHigncl liy
W. Hamilton Gibson, in a fair index
to the charm of the whole nuiiilicr.
Tin- pervading; Kawter spirit fmdM
perhaps ilH happiest expression in
the fiction, Mrs. Whitney's delight
ful serial, "A (iohlcii Gossip," being
continuel, while Mamie Burton anl
Caroline A. Mason con 1 1 i I U t e hm
.Mon.iblo idiort stories. The ".Mr.-.
Kosssiter l.aiuar" of the hilbi, an
exce ptionally .-ti.mg story, fornix as
attractive a featuie as the chsei
i,'u. t( h of Mr-. T. le Witt Tilmoge.
fivhich is ;icconipa n iei I ly a fine
woodcut portrait. Other iii'tieh
which will lie widely .pioled arc
Amelia i;. I5.il T's-Mothei .- as child.
Milkers," denling with a c j i m -1 ioi i c,l
unive rsal intc tc-t. ami the third
Gc.n g'f W. '.ibb's imiste-ily papers
on "leaching the l'.ihle." Aim.:,
such an 'infinite- siiiiets" it i- dilli
cult to I lien lion e s . I s thing that i -.rood.
but the article lV '. I. Klui.-
iler. the New York lloi i.-t.oii -Thr.v
its III the Nome"; llio-e upon "I'.i'e
keeping :is an Occupation lor
nun," and Mrs. Million's 1. ii-lit fill
pnge-s of Spring l a-liioii- will no
dolll.t he especially a ppl ec ia t ed .
The number is. complete in ese-iy
part, and rich ly il 1 usl rated through
oill. Issued at Ten (.'eiils per cop . or
Om- Dollar per y. ar. Iy the Curtis
rublishing Company, Arch
Mrs.Dr.Liviue-ston of CedarCreek,
is in the city today.
Dr. Withers' little bahe is danger
ously ill with hronchitis.
W. C. Showalter has surrendered
to an attack of the grippe.
K. H. Windham is quite sick but
is thought to he improving.
Miss I.ulu Burgess spent Sunday
with her parents in this city.
Judge Chapman went to Nebraska
city, this morning to open court.
W. II. Malick is celebrating the
advent of a line son and heir at his
Henry Ahl and his genial help
meet are in the city today from
Fred Stohnan one of Louisville
precincts staunch farmers, is in the
Several ladies called on Mrs.
Schnellbacher. giving her a pleas
ant surprise this afternoon.
Abe and George Wnlradt of Cedar
Creek, are in tow n today settling up
the estate of their father George
K. II. Wooley Sundayed with friends
here, and took the K. C. train for
Nebraska City, this morning to at
tend court in that burgh.
Notwithstanding the fact that
Kearney is already well supplied
with newspapers, two more have
been started there within the last
Phil Harrison and his mules
found bottom on South Fifth street
today, but it was so far below the
surface that the wagon coidd not be
removed until it was dug out.
The Wells, Fargo express wagon
got stuck today in front of the
Methodist church. Kd Fitzgerald
hitched his team on and pulled the
vehicle onto the paved street.
Philip Krause is without doubt
the happiest man in town over the
arrival of a non and heir. They say
he seta up the cigars by the box,
and beer by the case to his friends
who stop to congratulate him.
Win. Conn, the old established
Greenwood druggist, has sold out
to Doc Tefft, the miller, and Mack
Mahoney. Mr. Conn was compelled
to quit business on account of the
continued serious illness of his
Brother Mayfield has been having
quite a revival up at his town, re
sulting in the accession of new
members to the Christian church in
that village. They have raised
nearly money enough to build a
church, which is evidence that they
have been doing" something else up
there besides talking county seat.
The bridge watchman at Colum
bus says the B. e.v M. bridge at that
point will surely go out with the
The Missouri is almost ciearoi
while the Platte from Fremont
down is running free; above that
point it has not broken up. The
Loup is said to have two feet of ice.
and grave fears are entertained by
those along the bottoms who await
the final break up of that river.
Charlev McKntire of Louisville
came down this morning to get a
permit to wed Mary I rwin of that ,
place. He was surprised, when he
consulted the county judge, to learn
that a telegram from Tom I'rssiti,
the girl's father, had preceded him.
withdrawing consent and demand-
i . . : ,i Tii..
jug that no in eu-e i--mn. i n (
u.'iniL' man was chagrined beyond;
measure at the failure, and what .
out!"' lady will think about it.
i.-i yet to be learned.
Lincoln, Neh., March 23, 3:30 p. m.
j- Special to the 1 1 KKAI,I.) The
; deadlock continues with no hopeH
; of an early ad journment, widens the
house should agree to adjourn sine
The frame work or the M. I". water
supplies at this .lace is now being
elected. The hirge well is now :'!
fee' deep, which is as deep as it will
h'-du:.:. It inea-iires 11! feet across
in-ide the walls and contains ahoi.t
LM feet of wate r.
Mrs. To n Key, who has In -en iiuts
i 1 1 1 1 1 - i a I id a t W ei i i n g W a ', r,
i-oit- that lie is now improving',
tic nigh -ery slowly, and it is
1 1 e ii i u i 1 1 that he will recover in a
lew we,-;,-. II,- has had a very .-er
oils time, and we hope he n;a soon
I e c , i i a 1 1 d In- with 1 1 - : i g ; 1 1 u .
It is with plea-ure that we record
I tin- i 1 1 1 p i i s ,-1 : i , a t in Mr.-. . W. I'i'I
' man's condition. She- 1 1; i - be-e 1 1 .-1 i i -'on-lv
id tin- pa-t two we,-!,-, and
j for a time it was thought her recov
j ei v was doubtful, but we lentil tin
! a change lor better has taken plat e
j and thai -he is now on the way to
A si 1 1 gu l.i r occti r reuce took place
on the farm occupied by a German
named Ancs' a fesv miles north ol
here. Several of Mr. Ancy's hog
appeared to be diseased and a short
time ago lise of them died. There". -nothing
strange in that, but the
strange part appeared when Mr
Ancy and his son dissected one ol
the hogs and found therein two
pounds of nails and about tifly
large fence staples. Whether or
not the indigestible hardware
caused the death of the hog we can
not say. V n ion Ledger.
The State of Nebraska vs Robert
Schubert. Complaint for burglary.
Prelminary hearing and accused
held to answer to the Dristrict court
with recognizance fixed at $1U).
Petition filed for appointment of
Fit. Krempier, administrator of
estate of Wilhelmina Krempier, de
ceased. Hearing' Appil l.i 10 a. in.
Letters of guardianship issued
to Samuel McClintic, guardian of
Mary Bolton, insane.
Hearing- on final settlement of
estate of Fredwin L. Kempier, de
ceased. Accounts allowed and de
cree of distribution.
Last will and tesament of George
Walradt admitted to probate.
"Tiie AUbti'eiliaii L-aw.
All precints and villages in the
county can obtain the election card
to be used at the different polling
placs as required by law, of the
county Clerk for one cent apiece.
These cards contain the instructions
and the law.
A Honey Thief.
Frniii Tuesday Daily
Rock Bluffs, March 23, 1S91.
Last Saturday night about 10
o'clock, a sneak thief came to my
bee yard for some purpose. He
was discovered in time and was in
vited to leave. He did so and went
at a good long stride, with a good
double barrel gun just behind him.
He was followed to his house. 1
thought I knew him by his big rub
ber boots. I have the measure of
the tracks and next time I will tell
who the boots belong to. I keep a
watch in the yard and I advise all
well disposed persons to keep out
after to-night- N. CLEMMON3.
Charles A. Yost & Bro. vs Charles
Blake et al. Suit on note. Answer
Hearing on petition to admit to
probate last will and testament of
Bernhardt J. Ruhge. Continued.
John B. Hays vs Mokaska M'f'g
Co. Set for trial by stipulation,
April 1, lJ a. m.
License to wed issued to Mr. Jo
siah A. Holbrook and Miss Jennie
McKinlcy. both of Ashland.
Notice is hereby given that there
will be a special meeting of the
county commissioners of Cass
c unity. Nebraska, at their office in
Plattsmouth city on (Monday)
March .'. ISUI, for the purpose of
completing the purchase of ground
upon which the court house of said
county is to be located;aud for the
consideratioiisof papers now on file
in the matter of the location of a
road beginning at the southwest
corner of section 1!. township l'
range TJ, riming thence north -l
miles. And for the further con
sideration of .-uch business as mas'
properly come before them.
1 Jikm Cii urn i in i
C )L'.N 1 V L'LKK'K.
Is recognized as the leading gro
cer of the city. He keeps glasswa re,
queeiiiswarc, all kinds of groceries
anil table delicacies. dtf
J !;. tlr- One Price Clothier, will
continue to sell you at and below
cost until April l.-i,a- jOiv is very
much in need of money. tf
The senatorial dead-lock is over.
At 5:15 last evening Senator Shum
way moved that further proceedings
under call of the house be dispensed
with. Senators Mattes, Christoph
erson, Collins and Thomas objected.
There not being five objections as
required by the rules, the call was
suspended and the senate proceeded
to consider the Newberry maximum
rate bill which was finally passed.
Those voting- in the affirmative
were Beck, Brown, Day, Dysa rt , Hill,
Horn, Keiper, Kotmtz., Michener,
I 'os nt it, h'a ndal 1, Sa tinders, Sell ram,
Shumsvay, Smith, St a r b lie k , St e veil s.
Turner, Van Iloiisen, Warner, Wil
liams, Wilson, Woods 'Si.
Negative C 1 1 r i sto If ersoi I , Collins,
Kggle-ton, Mattes, Moore, Ssvitzler,
Not voting Shea, Coulter and
T i s !or.
K'es'. Merrill of Minnesota invoked
the bles-iugs ill Diviuitv tortile
house and remarked in the cotirsi
ol his pras er, " )h Lord! ma ny mem
bers of this body are filled ss i t h tin
-pirit ol the devil." Such palpable
truths se-re not expected from a
stranger, yet the statement received
mi 1 1 1 - n i a I s .
) I son's co 1 1 gre.-s iona I a pport io n-nii-iit
bill was recommended in tin
iloil.-e- te pass. This bill makes tin
First district consist of the- follow
ing' con nt ies: Cass, )tee Nemaha,
Richardson, Pawnee, Johnson and
I .a master. This is the bill that will
doubtless become a law.
II. R. No. liL'll, an act to provide
fer a police- matron in cities having
a population of 8,(XX) or more, was
recommended to pass. Breen of
Douglas opposed the bill because
he claimed it was poor policy to em
ploy a woman to care for female
prisoners when a prisoner of that
sex might not be imprisoned once
within a week or even years in towns
of over (S.IHH) inhabitants.
II. R. No. 30r, to provide for grant
ing divorces on the ground of in
sanity, where such insanity has ex
isted for the period of five years,
was recommended to pass. This
bill came before the house as a sub
stitute for the original bill, No. M0.,
which related to mortgages. A bill
of the same nature was killed two
weeks ago on its passage.
H. R. No. Hla, relating to offenses
to election laws was killed by the
striking out of the enacting clause.
II. R. 371, by Cornish, was recom
mended to pass. This bill deeds a
narrow strip of ground on South A
street from the state to the cit- of
Lincoln. The strip has always been
used as part of the highway, but
the title still rests in the state.
II. R. No. 199 was recommended to
pass without debate. This bill ap
plies only to Omaha and changes
the time of holding the school elec
tion to the general election, thus
saving the expense of two elections.
H. R. No. 332, providing that no
county treasurer shall be entitled to
receive any fee or per centum on any
money collected or turned over to
him by any township city or village
treasurer, was recommended for
II. R. No. 413, an act for the com
pilation and publication of the
statutes, caused considerable de
bate. The committee on judiciary
reported a substitute giving the
work to Guy A. Brown and High
land IL Wheeler, the price to be
charged not to exceed $4 per copy.
An amendment was offered lower
ing the price to $2.25 per copy to
both the state and individual purch
asers. The present compilation was con
demned by members from both
sides, but after a heated debate the
original bill was recommended to
pass. This bill gives the work to
General Colby of Beatrice, the price
being fixed at $2.50 per copy to the
state and all other purchasers.
Friends of the bill claim that the
compilation will be entirel- revised
and thoroughly indexed and cross
indexed. II. R. No. 197. for additional build
ings at the institution far the feeble
minded youth, situated at Beatrice,
was discussed at length. The orig
inal appropriation was$75,OiK). which
the ways and means committee re
duced to $40.i im. The bill was
amended and after a thorough air
ing recommended to pass. As
amended the appropriation is fixed
at $25.(1(10, the work to be done by
day work instead of by the contract
system. Breen of Douglas offered
the amendment relating' to day
work and it was adopted amidst ap
plause. All seemed to be in favor
etf trying- the- day work system with
the hope- of get t i 11 g better 1 Hi i hi i ngs.
The hoard of public lands and
buildings will have supervision.
I The farmers are bepininp to pet
quite anxious for weather that will
j permit wheat sowing. The west
I era people have been sowing small
grain for more than two weeks.
Doctor Frank Burgess met with a
painful accident a few days ago. He
was thrown from a horse, breaking
his right leg. His mother left hr
Cedar Rapids yesterday to help
care for him.
Commissioners Todd and I.oder
were in session to-day, and we learn
they will purchase the balance- of
the Wheeler ground, which will
make- a line location for the ne-w
1 he- Bank ol ICagle owned princi
palis' by John i J. Adams, formerly
of these parts, is doing a haiid-ome-business
at the- new tossn ef Fagle-,
in sve-ste-rn Cass. Mis son, A. C.
A e la i ns, is en .-1 1 i e r.
The e-d i tor ol t he Lag let must ha s e
been one eil "the- beiss." lie re
marks the impassable coiiditiem ol
the- roaels, svhicli In-t hi nk.-. are prop
e r te take- a lellow'.- be.-l girl out
tilling' as the- s pee -el ef the- horse
SS e HI le I be j Us t a bol ! t light.
Billy Baker, the- former Platts
mouth m e re 1 1 a 1 1 1 , but 1 1 o sv k 1 1 o w 1 1 a s
Bill' Baker, the- ranch man, is in t In
city for a less- days, shaking hands
with his many old time- lrieinls.
Bills isn't as he-ass as Coon lle isi l,
but he says he- fe e ls first rate and
that is good enough.
flu- Lincoln Call says Tom I.osv
ery, the Lincoln grain merchant,
cleared up a cle an $luo.OOO on St.
Louis corn. The price of corn in
Chicago yesterday reached the ex
traordinary price of seventy cents
per bushel, which ought to have
made money for many farmers in
The Washington National Bank
of New York City, with a capital of
$4KM),(J00 was compelled to close its
doors yesterday on account of the
mismanagement of its president,
who had been loaning' money by
the thousands to his friends with
out any security. It is thought the
depositors svill be paid in full.
The Kaglet gets whole gobs of
consolation out of the rumor that
the B. .V M. has laid off 4O0 hands in
this city and that the shops are go
ing to Havelock. If the editor of the
Kaglet will come down here and
take a trip through the shops, we
will wager a brick block in Kagle
against a yellow tlog that he svill
change his mind about the shops
going to Ha-telock, or 400 men be
ing laid olT, without further proof.
Colonel Connor, who by the way
is one of the heaviest operators on
Chicago board of trade that listens
to the click of the market reports in
Omaha, informs us that the past
two weeks has been full of field days
for the outsiders. He says that
more than half a million dollars
have been dropped within a week
by the Chicago crowd into the lap
of the Omaha operators. Bill Low
den, the "Old Hutch" of Omaha,
cleaned up $43,000 last week, while
Frank Johnson did even better.
Johnson has quite a following that
get posted from him, as 'tis tinder
stood that he gets quiet tips from
BY PANS, Y.
Mud! Mud! Mud!
Mr. Long is erecting a cottage in
Mrs. James Root was very sick
the latter part of last week.
James Loughridge has been con
fined to the house on account of the
Mrs. Wm. Loughridge has been
very sick with the grippe this win
ter, but is some better.
Fred Gallagher was seen on our
streets last Monday; He intends to
start to Chicago in a few days.
Our school closed last Fridav , but
owing to the bad weather the atten
dance for the past mouth has been
Another snow has made- the roads
almost impossible thev are in
worse condition now than were
John Todd arrived home from the
Western Normal College. Shenan
doah. Ia., where lie has been taking'
a commercial course.
James Reynolds, the teacher at
the Buck school house, is on the
sick list and his scholars are taking
vacation of a day or two.
If the weather permits, some of
the farmers in this vicinity contem
plate sowing small grain this week,
but we are afraid thev will be dis-
Joseph Morrow has ln-come a full
fledged physician, we suppose by
the way we see him step around
town. Ans'oue- in need at his s-r-s
ices will de ss'cll te call em him.
Mr. Jose-ph Morrosv returned last
Wedeiisdas' from Cotner I'nis ersits-,
where he has been studying medi
cine, he expects to study under Dr.
Brendle" ol our city, this summer.
Joe Ellington was seen with a two
bj femr smile on his face last
Thursday morning-. On inquiry we
found that it was "only a boy" come
te remain there for tsvent y-one
Allen Rhoelen, the young man
whose limb was amputatcel a fesv
weeks ago. is in a s ery critical e ini
ditiott at pre-cnt. suite-ring freim
the effects of hemorrhage in the ar
tery of his limb.
The exhibition which was to have
been held at the Buck school house,
March 27, has been post poned on
account of the bad weather nnd
sickness until April 1. A cordial in
vitation is extended to everyone.
Tin- ladies of our town who so
generously sent a box to relieve the
suffering people at Beiikleman, Neb.,
received a letter from the county
cle-rk ef that place-, thanking them
for t hei r k i nd ne-ss in remembering'
them in the hour of the-ir distress
a lie I say i ng t ha t the ceniteuts were
great hilly recei see I.
Rev. E. B. Graham, of Omaha, w il I
give one of his 1 1 1 1 e I est i 1 1 g "chalk
talks " at (he- 1'. P. church in Murray,
on Wednesday, April S, tosshich
everyone is insiteel. Mr. Graham
comes highly i e-ee imiii, nded lioin
' the- p res , a 1 1 d it s', i 1 1 pas e s e t , i , ,
. SS'lle desires, to spenel an e se uilig
profitably to go and In-ar him. Ad
mission. In ami I ac.
J. A. Rankin airiseel home sv 1 1
his bonus In
t re mi 1 V 1 1 1 1 - I s . 1 1 1 1 . i
a 1 1 e 1 is at home I e hi- 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 s i I i e 1 1 1 I s
1 1 1 1 1 i s i i i 1 1 i t s . o, -i t 1 1 ; , 1 1 1 c i
ga IS i n ge iod s 1 1 I pe. but o.. ill;' to
the- ilhie -s ol hi- lather l.i-t .itu;
day eseniiig, he v. a- e i i -. i p p, 1 1 1 1 , .
j irolll heal ing e ov, bell-, tin pales.
hot US. - h i 1 1 gun-, etc.. but in-sei'the
I e - - I i . S'i- SS i S I I Se, all ill, ll.lppl
ne-ss imaginable, ami we will lis a 1 1 I
lo i mi i' christian ' I uts ssln-ii tin
le ae I - drs up.
ITlose Ce n 1 1 1 'II 1 J l a t ee 1 p. i le I l 1 1 l:
slloulel see- eilll slock, SS e bus lleilll
one- ol the iarge-.-t factory in the
ss oi 1 e I and this sear we ha s e be , u g 1 1 1
the- late st easte rn .-Is Ie s ami we.nlei
sheiw tin-in to sail ssilh ple-.l-llll-W
I I.I .M A N i I' I l.l.l. IV
The bos s that SSi-l e- exit s ester
das alter ducks had line sport ami
brought in from lise.- te a ef..e-n
birds apiece. Se-se-ral more, noting
the result are out today try ing
create a (hick famine on tin- Iowa
When you are in Lincoln, call on
W. C. Austin A : Co, in McBride block
corner off twelvth and P Street for
Havelock and University property.
Has returned from Dental College
and will be found at his office in the
Fitzgerald block, where he iH pre
pared to do all kinds of dental work.
DINED ON ROASTtD MEN.
Tale of u Fiji Caimibl Who Claims to
Haven Kitten 1 1 ei mini I'IpkIi.
The general curiosity of our entire
town was aroused by the app' ."inmco
upon our streets of a Tiativ? of India,
who was honi njion one of the I'ijJ
islands. lie wore a very red or cardinal
colored suit of clothes, Inieo pants, ;:nd
jacket trimmed with black velvet collai
and cuffs. Over his shoulder In- carried
a cloak that was tied over the left shonl
ji r a;id utidi-r the rivht, made of whit"
Hud red flannel. His head was eovereel
with a blouse that fell elosvn his hack,
and stiil over this a si iiufrPio. J li-shu.-.-:
svei'-tie tl under the instep sviih a one
halt" inch white braid that woiinel around
the leg tip to the kiie.res. His general ap
pearance was very gaudy.
This native was converted when 23
years old, and is now 74 years of age.
His father lived to he lUO years of age.
His life has Ix-en spent in lecturing on
the condition of his pe'oph-. He .-peaks
twenty languages fluently. When fiv
or six years ohl he saw an Indian woman
throw her child to a cro odile that,
weighed 1,000 pounds. The animal
missed the child, and the mother eaugh'
it as it ran back to her begging for it
life, when she threw it again. This tiro
the crocodile struck it with its claws,
tore it into two pieces and ate it very
prickly. She then reported her acts to
the pagan priest, and he blessed her, say
ing to her, -Go in no more."
He also was a cannibal. When he wat
7 years old there were twenty-one min
isters who were caught traveling and
prospecting for places to locate churches,
and one of the ministers was beheaded
every morning by their high priest and
his flesh cooked, and the natives were
made to stand in a row and each one wan
given a port of the flesh, and they stood
and ate it. This waa continued every
day for twenty one days, until all of the
ministers were eaten np, and he ate part
of twenty-one preachers.
He says the natives never do eat one
another unless one is taken in war or as
a missionary; that it is a mistaken idea
that they slay one another to eat when
this man and that u fat eneugh to eat;
that the beasts of the field never slay
one of their kind to prey upon, and that
the savages have never gotten to be
lower than wild animals. Atlanta Con
etitution. Crefener in & og.
The oddest story of j"ese in the fog
comes fri'iu Noi"ftik, and was told to
Mr. Stevenson, the author of --The Birds
cf Norfolk," by the Rev. 11. T. Fn-re. A
large flock of geese were attracted to the
town of Di-"s on a foggy niht by the
lights, and from the sound of their voices
seemed to fly scarcely higher than the
tops of the houses.
They came about 7 p. m., and, as it
was Sunday evening, they appeared to
be especially attracted by the lights in
the church, and their incessant clamor
not a little disturled the congregation
ssembleel for evening service. From
that time until - a. in., when the fog
cleared off and they departed, they con
tinued ti fly around utterly liesviLh red.
One bird happened to fly sj loss- as to
strike a gas hunp out.-ide the town
probaMs- it was flying round tie- light
just a.s a policeman wa.i pacing by. who
very properly, a the bird was making a
great noise outsid? a public house. t-ok
it into custody, and the next day it was
with equal propriety sent off to a pri
vate lunatic asylum at Melton, where it
lived f ir some years an honored guest.
hat's in u Name--?
Tillingha-t Young Hunker u.-es very
WinebiJiile Yes; he's a graduate of a
fiTamiaar school. J udge.
WHY AND HOW CANNON POWDtR
IS RAMMLkO BEFORE IT IS USED.
ft I ConipniKiel fcy II yei rim Ifxs M e-h ! mm
Into (t'onvruirnt LJ tl la l'rUni - Hem.
Ililng About the I'rrM That loo tl
Work A oiiillitecil l'rorm.
A lare number of jM-rsotis who v
ted tlie.S'-eiie of the ells.-Lsl runs powder
explosion of the Du I'mit I'liwder mill
(allied asvay ssilli tln-m, n.-t nieiiic nto
e f the C.SploM'HI, llltl'- mx sided piece of
a Uaek material ss!:ii )i they generally
- : i ; ,i isi-i 1 to I ii- inn l .-non- s - - i I metal.
' inililetltes ,!i' S f I ! ' 1 . a 1 Kltl t
! ; i ueiie-s Inn,', i 'In- inch ill ill
a in"! e-r. ami
' I ,
pi, le.-d by a small ruinid h"Io.
. I V .1
ppe -are -d In I"' I 'l-l II k si X si - led II lit,
!v I'l I"- i.lpll' d IT till -.'idee! to IliakeJ
t ii, in avail "ti tin- 1 -I:-- of tin- mill
1 1 1 ii i i i : o r . 'I hey a ; ) n-a i I to In- iii'io
e, . lillle t hllig--, e.i-y !. pdl.-r and e'oli
.. iii. i.l lo e aiis, and served nicely a-s
i;,. mentor e.f tii" .'I'-'. U esplo: -It
In reality theve innocent looking mv
Men;,!-, ale lumps of ( on, en! i ,ite,l e x-nlo-ive
ein-rgv. They are pri-.nis or
m;i: i is eif prismatic jiowhr. The- ii.im
i -i noil', I, I ,',V I II ;' to t he I iccll I I i r - h I po
:' :i to ei- h piece or block, which is
c'tofa short hev .'on.-i! j , t i in. TliM
I'oini i : ; lie l :'l ol' inl,ii-e ,i-,---,nro to
Which till- p iSVelcl- IS e po -e In I I i'IS-.-,'!
:.',,' I lll'oi. : ii a Jc.sveri id hy eh .1 ie pi.--S.
P -,s ;c- ciiocli I'll;:" " c.ie l'i .l-on that
I : ;!. I' . I I' e e i o , . . I o III c . e I he e'ells
i i i i o;n i i hi .s i o-, --otn ; 1 1 v , f : j i.ice.
j ,- t ' . io " - eal'i ! ! :' !' big ",!'' 1 - out
." i ' : - !. VVll-r till' pi'-, 'l-l III Sllllglv tO-
, ( i iiiti has j ut every po-M-
i.,.-..-u,e !' fore- moo tie- pi i-ia. I hi?
Mi:i ; ! .- ie i ,1' t he pn-:ns ena'nl' t In- g-m-
. -i - ac -ll 'Mi el '.' lo lliea-llle t he force eif
. i ( 1 j eh :r:'e, and the- he-xagoiiH pack t
",'l h'-r svit hoiil lo.-.s !' .--p.ic" in i he load
, laiiil'i-r of t hn gnu. In t.e- mom tact urn
of this powder science has learned ti
pi iss di-r bef' ire put I hi
ll into tiie gun barrel.
Tin: m s mini:.
The concent rat ii hi of power by means
of the hydraulic pre.-s. is .so great that
r - ilid prisms of t his powder loaded into a
'iui would probably bur-t it, and if not
v..,,ild be wasted by eject incut from t Ik
:rt;n before it svas all burned. Tin; round
!,-le in the prisms of peisvdcr, which
; i.ikcs f:.'i in a complete duplicate of a
I.iank six sid'-d iron nut. is to secure ex
pansion equally in all direct ions, and 1 o in-.-ure
the ccmhiislioll of all the explosive.
The machines by which t ln-se prisms
of ce inceiit rated power are manufactured
ar- nioiii'is of compact, streing and accti
ra'e working machinery. One of tin in
sta'. is about eight "'ii f i t, high, and will
.vi-i j.il abi ut ,',o,(ioi) pounds. 1 1 occupies
a floor space 4 feet -1 inches by feet I
inches, is capable of r". ing a pn-s-uro
of i:;."i.o'0 ,, ,i:nds on a surface 1 ,f about
fit, -I'uiir .-quail- inche s in area, and svill
make fifty-four pri.-ms' of jiowder at
every stroke of its j,:stoiis.
Tint im -.t upjiai'i-nt f al ure of this j,re-s
is its weigiit and .-t 1 e-nglh, and its sin pris
ing characteristic is ease of movement
at id eoiit rol. It is ci imposed u ,f t wo wa t t
cylinilers and two rams, connected by
four polished iron rods about four and a
half inches in diameter, standing on a
n etangular foundation. The cylinders
and rams are at opposite ends of tln so
roils. Tin- rams weirk toward each other
centrally with the rods.
Iietween the rams are four cast iror
plates six inches thick, '.i feet - inches by
4 feet C in area, three of which movw
with the ram and one is stationary. Thii
stationary plate is perforateel with fifty
four round holes, alxut two inches in,
diameter, that have been partially filh-d
with bras bushings. Through these
bushings are the six sided hohs in whicli.
the piwder is compressed.
TUK I'ROC KSS.
Working directly over this plate is a.
similar one attached to tho ram of the
upper cylinder, and wuideel by the four
polished iron rods which fit into a half
ronnd recess at each of its corners. It i
armed with six sided brass plungers,
which in its descent pass into the six
sided holes in the stationary plate. Be
low the stationary plate is another
plunger plate similar to the upjer onr
anel below this is the needle plate. The
needle plate is armed on its upper sur
face with fifty-four long steel needles,
which extend up through the lower
plunger plate and into the hexagon hole
in the stationary plate. These needles
make the round holes in the prisms oC
The iower of these presses is generated
in the cylinders simply by pum ping
water into them and behind the rams.
The cylinders are 11, 1 and b inches in
diameter. The upp-r one has two com
partments the ram filling tin- lower one,
and above it is a cyliinle-r wit h a lifting
piston by whicli the ram is rai.--l after
its downward stroke in compressing tha
powder. Tile losver ram is raised by
pumping water under it, and is lowered,
by letting the water out. which svill lx
accomplished automat ical'y.
La operati'ja iLe parts of thi.- pr .s are
so adju-te,l that tin- plung-T of the uj
per and lower plumr'-r plates and tho
net-dies approach each other through the
moveT:- nt of the- lam-. The hoh-s in
tin--tationary plate are stopped on the
lower side- by t):e emi.- of tin- jilungers,
and the nei.-dl,-- ent--ri:ig t'uroug'n th
plunders ext'-nd nj) throi;::h the station
ary j, late. 'fi:e hexagon hoh-s are then
f.ll'-l wirii ss',-t tioW'jer and tin- raraa
t, -ge-ther, exerting
1 p;-e.--ure of
ounds on the j,ossd'-r in ach of
i:- (-. g 1:.: .1 .-.bd hex
agonal pn-m li lni'iies j ng. om- j:,-u in,
dianiet--r. with a hd'- of about inch irt
diameter through it longitudinally.
If you wi- h v ii'-ar a Ay walk, you caa
do it without the ai 1 of the nuga phone.
Having mad" friends with tin- fly, pre;ul
a .-ilk han ikercii:' f over your ear and
;!:. .c the iu.v-ci. t cr.r.vl acro-s th
"n..ndki rciii . f. As lie appro t.-':.-s yonr
ear s.iu will uisrln'tly h- -;r .- i :.r-h, rasp
ing sound, made- by the contact of tin
iii.-'6ct's feet xvith the filaments of silk. '
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