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Go Mb each forest tree.
What waa tbe theroo to which tta bra;
Aa J1 of t&eet
FliUbiu g BuUetlo.
Terr moment of tap.'t;.-j
began to stare the settlers in
An L'leetro-Maguetlo Cranr.
j - . i
ic-i; li u LUHguei who a carrying ca
pacity of 00 pounds Is attached to a crane
in the Cleveland steel works, and readily
picks up and haudles billets and other
mosses of Iron without the nse of chains.
longs or other devices. A mere lad is
thus enabled to do the work of fourteen
or fifteen men. He lowers the inagnet
irom me crane on to the object to
moved, turns on the curreut, tnd the
mngnet immediately attaches Itself; the
crane operated by a pneumatlo 71 r.
raises the load, which Is sarried to '.h !-
sired posili.jii. lowered, and then aliased
by cuttmg oil the current. Chicago
What I'aprlka Is.
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ntw i ww epicure leni a DOi oi pa-
..T T 111 ;i J f .
i iih.i iu u i umuieipnia epicure, uil -.he
latter wroto to '.he writer askiug jo-v
use it. Paprika U a ieep red pow-lor
mado by grinding dried sweet jr Spanish
peppers to a 'lour In Hungary -.hi
vuriety or tho pepper 'armly is ex'-ensivjiy
cultivated as :ult:vation is encouraged
uy mo government. I he nse of any j'.her
jepper 'a almost unknown in aunr7,
paprika taking '.he place of the East tad
West India tppcrs. It i.i singu'.ar .'act
that dyspepsia i a disease uakajwa
ftmong tbo.sa who uso paprika. Nev
i ura Evening 6un.
Sjini'toni of Co3eB Poionln.
inrouic poisoning by coffee has been
studied by Guelliot. of Keins. who inds it
umon well to do overfed Individuals,
w hil. tea ftuisonhig occurs in hard worked
mid half btarved women. The symptoms
i coneo poisoning are want of appetite.
eieepiessness and nervous tremblings.
v.-itu various indications of Indigestion
and torjor of liver Tea poisoning re
quires rest and nourishment; but the vie
tiiu of colleo excess usually needs to un
load his system by exercise on a low die t-
To redress the balance of the sexes, the
British government. In a dispatch, of
which a copy may be seen to this day In
the record office, authorized the governor
to send a transport to one of the neigh
boring Friendly Islands and kidnap 200
native women as wives for the nnpro
vided males in the colony This gives a
good Idea of the views which the British
government of that day held as to the
future of Australia. But badly oft as the
settlers were at the first, their condition
speedily became worse One cbaracteris
tie misfortune and Its sequel may be men
tioned. 'Io the distress of the little com
in unity. It was found one day that the
bull and four of the cows bad escaped
from the in closure. Search parties were
sent out, but in vain. Several years
passed by, and then rumors reached the
settlement that a herd of cattle had been
seen about forty miles in the Interior
Again parties were sent out In search
and to the Joy of the people they discov
eted the lost cattle, now increased tn
The place where the herd were grazing
Is now called the Cow pastures This
story Is enshrined In the most cherished
traditions of the colony; It is not for me
to cast doubt on its authenticity Ilere.
then, was the ugly duclding out of which
the swan of the southern seas was to
grow branded from the Erst with the
stain of convictism. settled by the scam
of the criminal classes of England, who
would seem to have been equipped rather
with the hope that they would fail than
that they would succeed; regarded by the
home government as an almost uninhabit
able and altogether useless country, save
as a convenient hole into which to throw
human refuse Australia has risen to a
commanding height of prosperity and in
fluence. thanks to her natural resources,
to the industry of the race she has so
generonsly nurtured, but mainly to the
extraordinary genius, energy and fore
thought of an unbroken succession of
great men. .National Review
Moral Improvement of Prisoner.
J he authorities of the California State
prison have introduced a novel device for
tlio moral improvement of prisoners
- m rough ineir stomaclis. . According to
Tho American Analyst convicts who be
have badly have ordinary fare, and those
who work diligently and give no trouble
to the wardens get the best of mcaU As
migbt bo exjieeted. the plan works ad
mirably, though it is expensive. The
road to tho heart may be said to lead
through the stomach iff penal as well as
In domestic concerns. New Vork Pies3.
Salvation Army Charity.
A most admirable charity Is that of the
Ealvutiou Army in Ixmdon. which has
opened a restaurant, where a meal may be
bought for a farthing The small coin
pays for a bowl of soi;p or a half loaf of
bread and two farthings secures a cup of
coffee or cocoa and a slice of bread and jam
Thus for about two cents a wholesome
meal can be bought Threepence brings
meat and potatoes and a halfpenny a dis-i
of rlco. Chicago Herald.
A Sheaf of IJjron'a I'ona.
Of course every visitor to Venice takes
a look at Ixird Byron s pen. in the Ameri
can monastery At least, ae thinks ho
doca But it has just come oat that some
time ago an otd monk, wearied by the
constant Inquiries for a sight of the
poet's pen. took a bundle jf goose quills
and manufactured a wooie sheaf of By
ron's pens, which be distributed to the
younger monks for the delectation of en
thusiastic sightseers New Vork Tribuna.
:lJecllon to Cottons?
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A uo omy penous objection
the use if
cottonseed cii fur cooking purposes is tje
disagreeable odor when the oil is heated
beyond a x-rlain point. If it be possible
for chemists to uo deodorize tb refined
product as to remedy this objection there
is no reason why the cleanly vegetaole
product should not entirely eupplant the
doubtful lard, which is now of almost
universal ci;I:uaiy use. Philadelphia
A Curloa Alloy.
Put Into a clean crucible an ounce if
copper and an ounce of antimony Fuse
them by a strong beat, and ponr the alloy
Into a mold. The compound will be very
Lard and of a beautiful violet hue. This
alloy has not yet been applied to any use
ful purposes, but its excellent qualities.
Independent or its color, entitle it to
consideration. Scientific American.
Petty Meanneffiei of Actors.
Actors and actresses are very much
like other people; they are full of petty
spites I know of a case which happened
in a London theatre not many weeks aro
in which one actor of rank hi lh nm
fession had to receive something from a
young player on the stage For some
reason or other he did not like the young
man. and determined to bother him. so In
stead of taking the article tendered he
fell down as if in a fit. leaving the young
fellow without any cuo to go on with or
any means of exit
Some years ago a very celebrated actress
nsed habitually to annoy a well known
actor with whom she played. "Is it the
case. asked the actor of her one
day. -Miss that whenever I
have to say my lines in the third act. yoa
cough as violently as yoa can to drown
my voicer "Yes. Mr ," was the re
ply. "I think, do you know, that your
voice Is better when it Is drowned." That
same lady once played a terrible trick
upon the actor Knowing he was ner
vous. she gave him. as Portia, a ring,
which he, as Bassania, was onable to get
on his finger, and so pnt him out that he
nearly broke down altogether.
But Jately an actor told ma himself that
so greatly did be dislike playing with a
lady who was In the same cast with him
that be frequently pnt chairs, stools and
tables La her way purposely on the stage,
so that she could not make her accus
tomed rushes over the boards without a
risk of tumbling Oh. yes. there are
plenty of little spiteful Incidents on the
stage, and the people who perform them
are usually the Kindliest and most bono
cent in appearance. -London Letter.
Growth of Rome.
has grown so that many of Its
most Interesting features are threatened.
The maguiflceut Lndovisi gardens were
offered to the city for $000,000. They are
now worth ten times that amount as
building lots, and will be cut up. New
Raw onions are now recommended as a
cure for insomnia by physicians who do
their prescribing by mail and telephone.
The largest fish market In the world is
Billingsgate, London, where 102,000 tons
cfyire sold a year.
In a certain reference suit In Loudon
the cost on one side has already amounted &5:7. U:'l save
i $300,m r ' Boston Ad rer
Cayety Among the French.
The Irish are the gayest and most un
derfed people La the world save the Span
lards, who are happy on a crust of bread,
an onion and a cup of water Goldsmith
remarked that th c-ayety of the French
man was In an inverse ratio to the weight
of bis purse This hi true In out time as
In his Nothing Is more dull, more for
maL more insipid, more Inane than a social
evening gathering of French who usually
dine of trente six plats They have no
life in themselves, and have to get boufTe
opera singers tc stir them up And even
in laughing at these they ore dulL On
tho otber hand there Is always fun and go
among the pcor. hard worked French. It
is this class which furnishes priestesses
to the laughter loving goddess, who sweep
here the wealth of the world to her altar
Mile. Schneider. Jeanne Granier, Leonide
Leblanc. Theresa. Judic and Milly Meyer
all rose from poverty to opulence. Lon
Hi Distaste Made II 1m Sick.
We have just heard a story which serves
to show that whether a distaste for cer
tain kinds of food Is notional or not, it is
well to heed it. A Boston man had
evolved an instinctive theory against eel
and could never be Induced to try it.
Some friends who liked the dish were de
t tennined he should, and having the eel
j cooked in a disguised manner, invited him
i to dine and had him partake lie ate the
fish with relish and commended it highly
Then, having enjoyed bis discomfiture,
i they told him what It was Before
twenty four hours the family doctor was j
&: his wis end to relieve that mans
ved his life at a close pinch
L. 5 .r. "But he
.! down and acquiesced hi the
agment. Mrs. Brown stayed in the
jail two or three hoursand was then sent
down to Harper's Ferry, where she wafted
until next day, when the body of her hus
oana was delivered to her. She was a
woman of very little sentiment. I think,
for while she was at Harper's Ferry wait
ing for the body she was getting receipts
to make particular dishes."
Of the last act in the tragedy M. Hun
ter tells some interesting reminiscences.
He. with Mr. Smith, of the military insti'
tute. went out the afternoon bofore the
execution and selected the location for the
gallows, which was immediately put up
by Capt. Cockrell, the town carpenter.
"We chose an elevated place, just out
of town, where there wasn't a tree or
anyxning else to serve as a landmark.
Our Idea was that the exact snot shm,M
be forgotten as soon as possible. And we
were.eminently successful Thero isn t a
man living, except myself, who can tel.
you just where John Brown was hung. I
can put my hand on the spot, but I
wouldn't. The gallows was put up the
afternoon before, and it was taken down
as soon as the execution was over, and
the timbers were stored in the jail yard
Afterwards the gallows was erected as
wanted for Brown's companions, but not
in the same place. As soon as one hang
iug was over the gallows was taken
down When the war came on the tim
bers were moved from tho jail yard and
built into a porch to hide them from the
Vankces. There they rciiained until a
few years ago. when their owner, Capt
J- W. Coyle, sold part of them for more
than his whole house cost him. They
were taken north to be distributed
udmirers cf old Jolm Brown. "
Some things which have been printed
about the execution were utterly untrue,
according to Mr. Hunter.
"That story of John Brown stopping
on the way to the scafford to kiss a little
negro child Is utterly false," he said.
' No negroes were allowed to be near. 1
saw him all the way from the jail to the
gallows. I was close beside the scaffold
when he mounted it and I heard him say
in a plaintive tone. I hope they will not
keep me standing here any longer than
necessary.' The military were going
through a lot of movements. While
Sheriff Campbell and Capt. Avis were
binding him and adjusting the rope I
heard him say, 'Make haste!' 'Make haste!"
When I heard that I dropped my handker
chief as a signal for them to cut the rope
which held the drop, and they obeyed
The military kept on moving about, but
before they got into position and knew
what had happened John Brown had been
hung and was as dead as Henry VIIL "
THE LAST 8KETCII.
Strother. the artist and author, best
known to the literary world as Porte
Crayon, until recently In the diplomatic
service of this country, was a nephew of
Mr. Hunter. He died a few months ago
at CharlesTown. He was here durin? the
trial reporting and sketching.
"Strother," said Mr. Hunter, "was with
me when the drop felL He slipped up,
raised the cap from John Brown's face
and commenced making a sketch of the
dying man's face On my asking some
question. Strother replied that Lydia
Maria Chi Ids had published . her wish to
have a picture of John Brown in every
condition of life to hang in her room, and
he was taking the sketch that she 'might
have him when he was finished."'
Mr. Hunter says that he immediately
nad Brown s body packed and sent it off
that afternoon to Harper's Ferry.
"Not one of them was buried here," he
added "I shipped the bodies north to
friends and was very glad to do so Ste
phens" sister and sweetheart came here
from Connecticut and were with him the
night before he was hung. They took his
body back with them.
"There was one thing in connection
with the execution of Brown I have always
regretted." said Mr. Hunter, as he con
cluded his reminiscences "and that is
this As he ascended the gallows he
bowed to me very politely. I was looking
in another direction and did not see him,
but was told of it afterward If I had
seen him I should certainly have returned
Mr. Hunter said this with tho sincerity
of a Virginia gentleman of the old school,
who felt that by accident be failed to sus
tain on one occasion his reputation for
good manners. "W. B. S." In Globe
- .of the.,
j standard. I ;
i were tho (
x the face of j
. Che wife of a ,
..lepkeeper In a j
4 'dealer in trinr- !
tetail dry goods nier- j
to the home of one of
- .Js 'In Paris. In the first
,la are unknown In tho little
-cept, perhaps, a square rug in tho
j of tho drawing room. Bits of car-
or little cheap rugs at the sides of tho
.ods, are alone in use in tho bedroom.i.
Gas is not known outside of tho kitchen,
and possibly the dining room.
In many households tablecloths are not
used except at dinner tlmo, and knives i
and forks are never changed during the i
course of a meal. One very curious in-
etanco of economy that came under my '
own observation was that practiced by a
dressmaker of good standing, who. by
reason of her exquisite taste and moder
ate prices, had a largo and excellent
American custom. She was a woman of
education and of very gentle and refined
manners. Vet she never woro under
garments of linen or percale, because they
cost too much in the washing, having
every article of that kind made in dark
flannel. She never sat down to a regu
larly served meal, but lived on surrepti
tious snacks, eaten whenever and wher
ever she could snatch n moment V '
She made a fortune in a tew years, retired
from business and -married a doctor. 1
wonder if she keeps up her oddly eco- I
uomical habits to the present day. Lucy
Hooper's Paris Letter.
Seeing tiie Color of Stars.
This matter of color is one of the great
est mysteries of sight. We frequently
read that in Arabia. Australia and tho
Cape of Good Hope the stars are not only
much brighter than in our misty northern
sky. but they show their different colors
with great splendor. Very few jwople
hero remark much difference, even in the
colors of planets. "Mars," says New
n 1 .rt in l.i . I 1 " 1 . 1 .
iuu,uo i opumr .astronomy, '"is j
t-asuy recognized wncn near its apposi
tion by its fiery red color." I havo seen
Mars, of course, all my life, but my eyes
decline to think it fiery red. It is to nir
yellow, and only a little more so than some
of the stars. The silvery radiance of Venus-
is proverbial, yet if its ray3 incline at all
to one of the primary colors, it may be
said that they are faintly tinged with blue.
People differ much as to the color of fi.rcd
stars. I never heard any one deny that
Lyra was white, but I havo met with
those who declared that Aldebaran was
not a fine red star; not rod at all; and. in
short, that ih the whole heavens there
was to their eyes no differencR hctwron i
tho color of ono star and another. Head
ing over tho last two sentences to an ob
server of the stars, ho said: "I consider
Venus rather a warm colored star, slightly
yellow. Tho bluish tint that you speak
of better describes Lyra." We then
spoke of Sirius. "Sirius is about the
same tint as Venus," ho continued, "also
rather a warm colored star." To my eyes
Sirius burns with a splendid white light.
Jean Ingelow in Good Words. "
Plattsmo uth Hera
Is enjoying a Boom in both, its
Will ho one lurin which the subjects of
national interest ami importance will lo
strongly agitated and the e lection of a
President will take place. 'J he people of
C:ts County who would like to learn of
and Social Transactions
of this year ami would keep, apace
the times ehould
Losses Through Shoplifting."'
"All the way from $10,000 to $50,000
year," said the detective, "are lost to pre
prietors of large stores through shop
lifting. In sorao of the Sixth avenue
stores where no detectives are employed
three, four, and even five sealskin cloaks
are stolen in a day, and rarely do the
detectives in tho stores where they are
employed search a person for stolen goods
that they do not find concealed about
them articles belonging in other stores
all along the avenue. In some of these
stores a plumber is regularly employed
to keep the ladies' toilet in order, for into
the' sinks are thrown pocket books from
which the money has been taken, small
parcels, when the shoplifter finds she is
being watched, cards and tags on goods,
and a whole piece of lace or embroidery
is sometimes crowded down out of sight
to avoid detection. About 90 per cent
of the pilferers are women. . In a store
where 470 prosecutions are recorded for
one year, only 43 of the culprits were
men." New York San.
ron kitiikj: tju:
Now while we have the subject before the
people we will venture to ' fpeak oi our
Nubia's Whistling Tree.
In Nubia there are groves of acacia ex
tending over 100 miles square. "The most
conspicuous species," says Dr. Schwein
furth, "i3 the acacia fistula. Its Arabic
name Is "soffar, meaning flute or pipe
From the larva? of bisects, which have
worked their way Into the inside, their
ivory white shoots aro often distorted in
form and swollen out at their base into a
globular, bladder like gall about one Inch
in diameter. After the fnsect has emerged
from a circular hole, this thorn like shoot
becomes a sort of musical instrument,
uponiwhich the w'ind, a3 it plays, produces
the regular sound of a flute. On this
account the natives of the Soudan name
the acacia the whistling tree." The
Which is first-class in all respects and
from which our job printers are turning
out much satisfactory work.
measure of Llfo at Honolulu.
This is truly a tropical land, the climate
and temperature being somewhat marvel
ous. It is entirely different from Califor
nia. cr from anything I have yet seen.
There la no winter there, yet it is never
too hot and never cold. The temperature
is between 70 degs. to 90 degs. all the year
round, with a few extra showers of rain
to emphasize tho winter months. The
fragrance ia intense after shower, for
the Japanese lily, cocoanut. bananas and
palm trees seem to distill perfume. Such
fruits as cocoanuts, date palms, bananas,
mangoes, oranges, bread fruit, lemons,
liLiea and sweet potatoes grow here in
abundance. The principal productions,
however, are sugar, rice and imnwnnf
The natives are a strong race, have the
bronze skin of the Chinaman and the
black curly hair of tb negro. They are
an affable and affectionate people, but are
extremely lazy, and much prefer the tinkle
of their gay guitars to work. They dress
very gaudily, the women especially.
Edinburgh Ladies' Journal.
Talking at tho Opera. !
To a large extent the stupid custom of
having music between the acts at theatres !
is responsible for the talking at the opera, j
For between the acts everybody, of course. '
wants to talk; and since at the theatre I
the orchestra merely furnishes a sort of
background or support for the conversa
tion, people naturally come to look upon
the overtures and Interludes and introduc
tions to the second and third acts of an
opera in a similar light. Even if entr'acte
music hi theatres were much better than
it is commonly, this consideration alone
ought to suffice to banish it from the
theatres. It degrades the art and spoils
the public Ilenry T. Finck In the Cos
mopolitan. Feeding Wild III ids.
An English family has a custom of feed
ing wild birds regularly after breakfast.
Opening, the dining room window, they
ring a bell, and . immediately all kinds of
birds, and sometimes even squirrels, come
to the feeding place. A curious result of
the custom is that numerous applicants
are seen each morning waiting the sound
of the bell, like so many patients at a
hospital. New York Graphic.
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