The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19??, March 08, 1892, Image 3

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The Pea body Medical Ioatitats, No. 4 Balfinch St..
Boston, Mass.
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tators, bat bo equal. Herald.
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be STKONO . Mutual ni. (Oop rifhtedj
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rnUbUnCUseward A.HaseHine& Pra.Solieitois
A PREY TO THE VULTURES.
The TerrBUe Iteath or an Kncllsh tebJb
J ku kCtkst litUU.
He was very drunk, Kays the Irish
Tiii'ct.U 'mrr out prostrate on the Nulla
sward, slippery with fallt-u fir threads;
his body .inclined downward. He ap
peared unci nscioim; his liead, nestling
luxuriously upon a bed of wild scented
violets, wan laid Htiflly back; his feet
entangled propitiously in a low.prickly
bush, while his arms, crossed protect
ing over the upper part of his face,
almost hid his features from the pry
ing ray that stealingly poured in
through a small gap in a huge fir
branch overhead. Once turning un
consciously over on his right side he
drew' in ..with his heavy, repulsive
breathing a breath of the violated
flowers, but they, seemingly at vari
ance with hi intoxicated sense of fra
grance, tent him back again, though
uncomplainingly.
Many hours passed, leaving the
E rostrate man in an increased state of
elplessness. An unusnal chill setting
in toward evening, quite consistent,
however, with the changeful tenor of
a November dy, wrapt over him im
perceptibly. Then, alone in the dark
ening branches, a gathering of those
hungry, .weird vultures of the "one
hills" drew together in hungry dis
course, evidently for a purpose.
At about this turn of the evening
small Mohammed an shepherd boy was
passing on his wav home with his
father's flock of coata. Observinflr the
vultures, he antagonistically threw up
among them a shower of stones from
a near brook, and then perceiving tho
prostrate sahib, he set oil at a fright
ened pace untH, having gained suffi
cient time to give him the advantage
of a probable chase, he turned about
and pelted him.
The evening had grown into night.
the night into gray morning, when
the same shepherd returned with his
Hock along the same pathway, trav
ersed lv linn backward and forward
when no snow blocked the wav. Pass
ing the spot where he had left the
sahib the night previous, he looked
down and lound mm still there a
skeleton.
The Longest Day.
It is quite important, when speaking
of the longest day of the year, to say
what part of the world we are talking
about, as will be seen bv the following
list, which tells the length of the long
est day in several places. How unfor
tunate are the children in Tornea,
Finland, where Christmas day is less
than three hours in length. At Stock
holm, Ssweuen, it is eignteen ana one-
half hours in length. At Spitzbergen
the longest day is three and one-half
months. At London, England, and
Bremen, Prussia, the longest day ha
sixteen and one-half hours. At Ham
burg, in Liermany, and Dantzig, in
Prussia, the longest day has seventeen
hours. At Wardbury, Norway, the
longest day lasts from May 21 to July
22 without interruption. Atbt. Peters
burg. Russia, and Tobolsk, Siberia.
the longest day is nineteen hours and
the shortest live hours. At lornea.
Finland, June 21 brings a day nearly
twenty-two hours long, and Christmas
one less than three hours in length.
At New York the longest dav about
fifteen hours, and at Montreal. Can
ada. it is sixteen hours. Kansas
Farmer.
White Ante in Central Australia.
A traveler in central Australia has
discovered that the surface of the
country has been greatly changed by
w hat may appear at nrst tnougnt a
rirlifMilmiis naroncv r.hf white antu
On plain anof in thickets their nests
are so numerous that it is difficult to
drive among (hem. The clay with
which the nests are built is, when
cemented with resinous matter, as
hard as brick, and when the nests fall
to pieces they form clay Hats, almost
impervious to water and not easily cut
up by traflic.
QUETrTTrTlNCS IN HORNS. .
As Different from Cows' aud Other Ordi
nary as from the Fabled Unicorn.
. "There are a good many queer
thinss to be told about horns, said
Osteologist Lucas. "Take the horn of
the rhinoceros, for example. It is
nothing more than a protuberance
composed of agglutinated hair. You
cut it iu . two, and, examining iU
structure under.' the microscoj?, you
find it is made up entirely of little
tubes resembling hair tubes. 0
course these are not themselves hairs,
but the structure is the same. The
horns of the African rhinoceros some
times grow to the length of four feet.
From them the Dutch Boers make
ramrods and other articles. You may
remember that the handle of the ax
used by Umslopogaas in 'Allan Qua
termain was a rhinoceros horn. In
old times rhinoceros horns were em
ployed for drinking cups by royal per
sonages, the notion being that poison
put into them would show itself by
bubbling. There may have been some
truth in the idea, inasmuch as many
of the ancient poisons were acids and
they would decompose the horny ma
terial verj quickly.
"Several species of rhinoceroses, now
extinct and only found in a fossil state,
used to exist which had no horns at
all. The name, meaning as it does
horned nose,' is rather a misnomer in
their case. Several kinds of rhinoc
eros in Africa have two horns, one be
hind the other, but the extinct rhinoc
eros, known as the dyceratherium.liad
a pair of horns on its nose side by side.
Many of the giant reptiles of long ago
hal enormous horns. The great lizard
known jus the trieeratops had a big
horn over each eye and a little one on
its uose. The dinocerasand the tinoc
eras, gigantic mam ra els of the tertiary
epoch, fad three pairs of prominences
on their head? which are believed to
have supported horns. However, the
material of which horn is composed of
quickly decays, being largely comjKised
of gelatine and other animal matter,
to that these appendages are apt to be
found absent w hen the fossil hones of
beasts which had them are found.
Some fishes have horns, which are
actually outgrowths1 of . bone on their
heads. " The"" box-fi.sh, which inhabits
the warm waters of the, globe a little
follow fi or 8 inches lonsr has horns an
incn in length, tiiras nave norns aiso
sometimes. The horned screamer
(which is related to the duck) has a
" . . . si a a l
single born attacnea u us bkuii.
BDrinerinsr from a cartilaginous base
and curving upward. It is really i
modified feather, though a true horn
"Plenty of reptiles have horns. Liz
ards are very commonly provided with
them. There are chameleons with
three horns like the ancient tncera
tops. Horned toads have a sort of
crest of four horns on the back of their
heads. There is a small African snake
which has two horns. No horned tor
toise now exists, but a fossil specimen
was found a while ago on Lord How's
Island, in the Southern Pacific, which
had four horns on its crest, and resem
bles a cross between a horned toad
and a snapping turtle. Doubtless you
have often heard of human beings with
horns. Such appendages in their case
are abnormal developments ox bone."
Washington Star.
TEN DAYS OF HORROR.
A Miner, Working; a Claim, la Lost, Under
ground, Without Food or LJajhi.
A miner by the name of Fraser had
a fearful experience about a week ago,
in an abandoned gold mine near
Georgetown, 'Cal., in which he was
working a claim alone. He was saved
by a party of friends who had gone in
search of him.
In telling of his mishap. Mr. Fraser
said to a N. Y. Journal correspondent:
"At the entrance of the tunnel I
lighted my candle and proceeded with
out any mishap to the claim, some
4,000 feet from the entrance to the
tunnel. I commenced to drill a hole
for blasting, but had worked only a
short time when I accidentally knock
ed down my candle extinguishing it. I
then attempted to right it, but the
match would not ignite. I tried an
other, and another, with the same
result, until the entire bunch was ex
hausted. "I then knew I was doomed to re
main where I was for at least a week
before anybody would search for me.
I was foreman in the same mine in
185'J, and had worked there more or
less ever since, so I was familar with
its interior; but to reach an opening
4,000 feet distant through deviating
tunnels, over excavations and piles of
debris, without a ray of light, I knew
was almost hopeless. It was also use
less to remain where I was, and I felt
I must be moving, so I s't out.
"For the first four hundred feet I got
along very well, but after traveling, or
rather creeping, that distance, I fell
into an excavation and lost my bear
ings, after which I wandered aimless
ly about.
"I usually take my lunch into the
mine with me, but that morning, not
feeling very well, I took nothing. All
I had was the piece of candle, and of
this I nibbled sparingly occasionally,
and felt no evil effects therefrom.
"Physically I suffered most from cold
and thirst. What I suffered mentally
I can not describe. Part of the time
it seemed as if I were surrounded by
hundreds of candles; then sometimes
I could see the sky dotted with stars with
occasional clouds floating by. While
I knew this was false, yet it seemed so
real that I was alarmed lest I was los
ing my reason. Altogether, there has
never been gold enough taken from the
hill to hire me to pass through such an
experience again."
AT THE MOMENT OF DEATH.
Some Terrible Pictures of the Last Strug
gle ia Doomed Pompeii.
Some years ago, in a small street,
the workmen employed in the excava
tions at PompeU discovered an empty
space of an unusual form, in wnicn
were some skeletons, says the N. Y.
News. Before disturbing them they
called Signor Florelli, who was fortun
ately at hand. A singularly happy
thought struck him. He had the
empty space filled with liquid plaster
of Pans and repeated the process in
the case of some other openings which
presented a similar appearance. As
soon as the plaster was hardened the
surrounding ashes were removed antl
displayed the perfect casts of four hu
man bodies.
All four are now in the museum
there, and a more singular and affect
ing sight is perhaps not to be seen in
the whole world. The plaster was
hardened around the ashes so perfectly
in shape of what may be termed the
mold formed by the fallen ashes round
the living bodies that the whole aspect
of the dying frame is preserved, even
to the minutest details, except that
here and there the bones of the skele
ton within are partially uucovered
Egyptian mummies are bare, black
and hideous, and arranged in an arti
licial posture for their burial, while in
the exhumed Pompeiians we see hu
man beings in the very act of dying.
One of them is the body of a woman.
close to whom were found a large
number of coins, two silver vases,
some keys aud some jewels, which she
was carrying with her when the fall
ing ashes arrested her night, it is
easy to trace her head-dress and the
material of ner clothing, and on one
of her fingers are two silver rings.
Her hands were so clasped in agony
that the nail had pierced the flesh.
With the exception of her legs the
whole body is swollen and contracted.
It is plain that she strove violently in
her dying struggle. Her attitude is
that of the last agonv and not that of
death. Behind her lay another woman
and a girl evidently of humble rank.
I he elder of the two, possiblv the
mother, has an iron ring on one of her
fingers. Ihe signs of a dying struggle
are evident, but the death seems to
have been easier than in the case of
the victim last described. Close to
her lies the giri, almost a child in age.
The details of her dress are preserved
with a startling faithfulness. One can
see the material and stitching of her
frock, the unmended rents in her long
sleeves, her dress over her head, to
ward off the torrent of ashes, and fall
ing headlong on her face had rested
her bead on one of her arms, and so
died apparently without a struggle.
J he fourth bodv is that of a large
and powerful man who had sat down
to die with his arms and legs straight
and fixed. His dress is completely
preserved, his trousers are close, his
sandals are laced to the feet, with
nails id their sole. On one finger is
an iron ring; bis mouth H open, and
i shows that ne had lost aome of hia
teeth; his nose and cheeks are strongly
marked; the eyes and hair have disap
peared, but the mustache remains.
The whole sight is tragic to the last
degree. After the lapse of eighteen
centuries the terrible death seems to
be enacting itself before us with all iU
appalling sufferings.
The llejueara of 1'arla.
A clever Frenchman has just been
taking the statistics of the charities of
Paris, which are immense in volume,
and he finds that three-fourths of the
colossal sum which they represent is
absorbed by professional beggars. He
gives a ver amusing account of thw
devices which they adopt for getting
this enormous sum, and for living in
idleness upon it, and his conclusion is
that the whole system of almsgiving
must be reformed. If something is not
done soon he thinks that the deserving
poor will be entirely crowded out by
the fakirs. There are well-known men
dicants in Paris who have plied the
trade until they have become rich, and
who are yet undisturbed by the police.
NAKED FIJIANS.
Isle Where the Natives Retain Their
Primitive Simplicity.
Though missionaries have been
laboring for years on the Fiji Islands,
and the large Eu roean settlement at
Suwa has served to spread civilized
customs, yet there is one of the islands,
never visited by travellers, where the
natives still retain their pristine sim
plicity. On this island, Lambesse, an
English company has just secured IX,
000 acres of land, which is being cleared
for a sugar plantation. Lainbesse lies
back of Suwa, and to reach it a ship
has to sail through a very difficult pass
of the great sea reef. The schooner
Corsair, which took a load of lumber
from here to the sugar company, ban
just returned, and Capt. William ( 'olby
(ells some interesting stories of these
..... "
1'ijians.
"We found them," said lie, ''going
around just as Adam and Eve did
stark naked. So far as we could see,
neither sex felt the slightest shame.
Our vessel was a great curiosity, and
as she lay in the harbor hundreds of
them came swimming and clambered
all over the deck ami rigging.- They
would always come in a party of a
dozen or more, and they would make
a great splashing in order to scare
away the sharks. These monsters will
attack one man, but they are fright
ened away by the noise of many.
Most of the men have but one wife,
though the chiefs sometimes ha ve
in ore. The women are chaste. When
they swarmed up the side of the vessel
the sailors were much amused, but if
any one attempted the slightest liberty
with a woman she would jump over
the rail and swim ashore.
"One day the Queen and a dozen of
her court ladies swam out to us. She
differed from them only in that she
wore about her waist a girdle with a
small apron woven of some sort of
fibre. I offered her a pound of tobac
co for it, and without the slightest
hesitation she took it off and gave it to
me.
"The natives are very fond of tobac
co, and pay in that form is about the
only thing that will induce them to
work. There is no need of clothing,
and if they open their mouths food
will fall in. At first I was very con
scientious about giving full pounds of
tobacco, but when my supply ran short
I began giving two plugs for a pound.
I was surprised that no objection was
made to the short weight until I found
that the missionaries give only one
plu: for a pound.
?The missionaries have not produced
any deep effect, though the natives are
very pious and go to church several
times a day. Church dues are collect
ed, not in "money, but in produce, ami
the church is known in the native
tongue by the material in which the
revenues are paid. Thus, the English
Church is the cocoanut meat church;
the Presbyterians have the cocoanut
oil church, and the Catholics the dried
shell fish church." 67. l.onix (Jfobc
JJemocrat. PAP PRICE WAS PIQUED.
Had Lincoln Not lavorrd the Klulrs
Oeueral Would Have llrrn Loyal.
rlio
"General Sterling Price would never
have gone into the Confederacy if Lin
coln had offered him a Federal com
mand." Judge Charles I). Drake said
this, and said it with a great deal of
positiveness, according to the St. Louis
(JloberDemocrat. "Sterling Price," he
continued, "was at heart a Union man.
He presided at a strong Union meeting
where I made a speech the year before
the war."
"Why didn't Lincoln secure Price?"
was asked.
"Because," replied Judge Drake, "he
had bad advisers regarding Missouri
affairs at the beginning of the war.
He appointed Bates a member of his
Cabinet, expecting to strengthen tho
Administration in Missouri. The
President thought that Bates was a
strong man when he wasn't. He was
only an ordinary lawyer."
"How did Lincoln happen to make
such a mistake, Judge V
"He listened to the Blairs. I suj
pose. He ignored tlx? real Republican
element in Missouri."
Judge Drake is living in Washing
ton. After the stirring times in
Missouri he was apjoiiited Chief
Justice of the Court of Claims here.and
served till long after the retiring age.
He has retired, but, is the most vigor
ous man past eighty to be seen at the
national capital. He has recently
completed his recollections of the war
period in Missouri, but when he is
asked if he intends to publi-li them he
says:
"I may: some time."
Much of the historical matter relat
ing to the lat year of the war irr
Missouri is now being arranged for
publication at the War Department.
There is nothing just like it anywhere
else in the war records. "Only tho
men who lived through it have an ap
preciation of what the war was in
Missouri," Judge Drake says. "It was
terrible." And any one jwrusing the
volumes about to appear will re-echo-the
Judge's words, "It was terrible."