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About The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19?? | View Entire Issue (May 7, 1892)
TUm Mitral riclds of Cfclll.
The caliche, or raw nitrate of aoda, is
Dot equally distributed over the pampas
bf Chili. Tho nioht abundant deposits
are situated on the slopes of the hills.
which probably formed the shores of the
bid lagoons. An expert can tell from
the external appearance of the ground
where the richest dejxwsiu are likely to
be xonnd. 1 lie caliche itaelf m not found
on the surface of the plain, but is cov
ered up by two layers. The unnermost.
known technically hh chuca, is of a fria
ble nature, and contacts of sand and gyi
puju, nuuu iiiw tower me cotstra is a
rocky conglomerate of clay, gravel and
fragments of feldspar. The caliche varies
in thickness from a few inches to ten or
twelve feet, ami rents on a soft stratum
of earth called rova.
The mode in which the caliche is ex
cavated is as follows: A hole is tared
through the chuca, costra and caliche
layers till the cova or soft earth is
reached Ix-low. It is then enlarged un
til it is wide enough to admit of a small
boy being let down, who scrapes away
the earth below the caliche so as to
form a little hollow cup. Into this a
charge of gunpowder is introduced and
subsequently exploded. The caliche is
then separated by means of picks from
the overlying costra and carried to the
refinery. Doth in appearance and com
position it varies very much. In color
it may be snow white, sulphur, lemon,
orange, violet, bine and sometimes
brown, like raw sugar. Blackwood's
Th Af of Freah Ecg--
As to just how old the eggs may be
when they get into the hands of the con
sumer in this town is a matter for con
jecture, and a task that would cause
pleasant thrills in one inclined to mathe
matics. Any one who has ever spent
any time in the country and made a
proper use of his eyes knows it is the
habit of farmers to keep their eggs un
til they have a certain quantity before
disposing of them.
The farmers may collect the eggs for
an entire week and then dispose of them,
or they may keep them for two weeks
before the huckster gets them. That de
pends entirely upon the number of eggs
which that particular fanner's hens will
lay in a given period.
The hucksters go about the country
once or twice a week the dealers say.
They gather the eggs here and there,
and when they have gathered a certain
quantity torn them over to the shippers.
The shippers, in turn, hold the eggs
until they, too, obtain a certain quantity
and then consign them to the dealers in I
this city. When the eggs get here final
ly the dealers say they have received a
shipment of fresh eggs, and mean it too.
The dealers maintain that an egg two
weeks old in ordinary weather is just as
good as an egg that is not more than
twenty-four hours old. In fact, they
make bold to say they would eat an egg
two weeks old just as soon as one two
hours old, and relish it just as much.
New York Evening Sun.
Two Mythical lalaada.
Marco Polo's "Travels" gives a curi
oos account of two islands, "distant
from Kesnecorun about 500 miles to
ward tho swuth, and about thirty miles
from each other, the one being inhab
ited by a company of men witnout a sin
gle woman among them, the other by
women without the comiiany of men.
They are called, reflectively, the Island
f Males and the Island of Females."
Geographers and others interested in the
curiosities of history and navigation
have made many attempts to ascertain
the exact location of these fantastically
named little specks in the great ocean;
but even after so much research and
study the European as well as the Amer
ican geographical societies have been
forced to admit that their whereabouts
is doubtful in the extreme.
borne believe them to be identical
with the Footnote islands, near Socota,
but these last named are now too small
for human habitation, besides being too
near the shores of the Red sea to cor
respond with those mentioned by Marco
i'olo. I he most probable conclusion
that has yet been arrived at is that Se-
rodah, a small island on the west coast
of India, is the celebrated "Island of Fe
males," it being the resort of dancing
girls and women who retire to the place
for a summer s outing after a hard win
ter's work on the continent.
AS far as Marco Polo's "Island of
Males" is concerned it is irretrievably
lost, the combined efforts of the geog
raphers, the historians and the travelers
not being equal to the task of bringing
it from the mysterious mists which have
Bidden it for centuries. St, Louis Re
FACTS FOR AN OBITUARY.
placks ob worship:
. . . J Catholic St. Paul's Church, ak. betwees
The Good Men Io LI m After Them and , Fifth and Sixth. Father Carney, Pastor
la Ietalled to the Keporters. Hervlcei : JVusn at nntl 10 :30 A. M. Sunday
ocnuui at z wo, wmii vctieuiciHin. .
The Year 1881.
The year was a chronological
oddity of the oddest kind, besides be.nga
mathematical curiosity seldom equaled.
From right to left and left to right it
reads the same. Eighteen divided by 2
gives 9 as a quotient: 81 divided by 9
gives 9: if divided by 0 the quotient con
tains a 9; if multiplied by 9 the prodnC
contains two 9s; 1 and 8 are 9: band 1 are
9. If the IS ie placed under the 81 and
added the siHri is 90; if the figures be
added thus 1 . S. 8, 1 it will give 18 as the
result. Heading from the middle from
right to left or from left to light it is 1!
and 18 is two-ninths of 81. By adding,
dividing and multiplying. 10 9s are pro
duced, being one 9 for each year to th
beginning of the last decade of the Nine
No wonder the fortune tellers, the as
trologers and the mathematicians weave
so many strange fancies around th.-.t
curious combination of figures. It in; v
have been what induced Mother Shimon
to end her prophetic jingle with. "And
Boards of Trade In Western Cities. '
The novelty in western life is the in
evitable combination of leading citizens
pledged to promote the best interests of
their town. Such a body is variously
called a board of trade, a chamber of
commerce or a commercial club. It is
the burning glass which focuses the
public spirit of the community. Its
most competent officer is usuallv the
highly salaried secretary. He does f oi
his town what a railroad passenger
agent or a commercial traveler does for
his employers, that is to say, he secures
business. He invites manufacturers to
set up workshops in his city, offering a
gift of land or of land and money or of
exemption from taxation for a term of
years. The merchants, and perhaps the
city officials also, support his promises.
n a bouth Dakota city I have known a
fine brick warehouse to be built and
given, with the land under it, to a
wholesale grocery firm for doing busi
ness there. In a far northwestern city ,
tnere was t&llc or sending a man east on
salary to stay away until he could bring
back capital to found a smeltery.
These boards of trade often organize
local companies to give a city what it
needs. They urge the people to sub
scribe for stock in associations that are
to build electric railways, opera houses,
hotels, convention halls, water supply
and illuminating companies, often divid
ing an acknowledged financial loss for
the sake of a public gain. Thus these
boards provide the machinery by which
the most ambitious, forward and enter
prising communities in the world ex
pend and utilize their energy. Julian
Ralph in Harper's.
i I'lt.M A N
N Mil ll.
at last the world to an end shall eon
in eighu en hundred and eighty-one. "'
St. Louis Republic.
A Very Old KnJir,li Cloth.
Fustian is a sjx-cies of cotton cloth
much used by the Normans, particularly
by the clergy, and appropriated to aeuit.
orders for their cashubles. The Ci.- u r
cians were forbidden to wear them made
of any material but linen or fustian. A
stronger description was first manufac
tured in England, at Norwich, temp.
It was much used for doublets and
jackets in the Fifteenth century, at
which time it appears to have been im
ported from Italy. "Fustians of Naples"
are named in a petition to parliament
from the manufacturers of Norwich, 1
Philip and Mary, 1554. The name was
-corrupted in England into "fustdanapes"
and "fustian and apes," i. e., "fustian
a Naples." Notes and Queries
Scared Burglar by Hia Voice.
The ventriloquist, Fred Maccabe, has
put his special gift to good use. Retir
ing late one night he tossed about for
some time unable to fall asleep, and
then, hearing footsteps down stairs, he
felt convinced that thieves had got into
the house. Crawling down stealthily
close to where they were at work he,
by means of ventriloquism, began a con
versation and hullaballoo in many voices:
"Here they are! Briug the lights! There
they go! Shoot, shoot them quick f The
whole gang of burglars thereupon tailed
in panic, leaving all their intended plun
der behind. London Tit-Bits.
Salamander from Artesian Wells.
Mr. II. G. Zimmerman, of Albion,
Ind., recently discovered in a trench
leading from an artesian well a good
sized and very lively mud puppy or wa
ter dog. This well is eight miles noith
of Huron, S. D., and is 1,250 feet deep.
Everybody was confident that the rep
tile came from the well, as there is lo
other water for miles and miles.
head was shaied like that of our com
mon catfish, its color was similar to thav
of the catfish, and it had bushy external
gills, besides four legs.
Many conjectures as' to what the an!
mal could be were made; some person-
thought it principally fish, others lizard,
and the nios-t general conclusion was
that the thing was a mongrel between the
two. A genius (Proteus) belonging U,
the same family as the above (which v.v
take tf) be Nectunts), and found in caws
! in southwestern Austria, is blind a?,.i
coh .l k-ss. .Ir. Zimmerman states specifi
cally that the puppy found by him hadti
good pair of eyes and was dark in color.
Lake Byron, twelve miles north of where
this batraehian was found, is said to fur
uish good fishing. Forest and Stream.
As disagreeable a duty probably as
any mat ever talis to the lot of are- i Chhhtun.
porter is the getting of facts for the !
obituary notices of persons who are not I
esjecially prominent. Newspaper men !
always shrink from the work and are i
loath to enter a house of mourning. ,
The exigencies of the profession demand j
it, however, and strange as it may seem, I
sometimes the men actually have com- I
ical exjieriences. j
This is best illustrated by the narra- !
tion of a recent occurrence in New
York. A death notice had been re- i
ceived late in the evening, and to the
trained eye of the night city editor tare i
all the earmarks of a "good obituary."
These are indicated by the penmanshin
of the notice, the location of the home
of the deceased, the name, the wording
and numerous other minor details, such
as one unfamiliar with newspaper work
would scarcely notice,
The reporter assigned to the task pro
ceeded to the residence given with a feel
ing akin to a desire to exchange places
with the corpse. . In response to the ring
of the bell an airish young woman, pre-
sumaoiy tne widow of an elderly man.
opened the door of the house, which was
in a good neighborhood. The reporter.
introduced himself and the subject as.
delicately as possible,
"Oh, fm delighted to see you," replied
the woman effusively, in answer to the
deprecating words of the man. VjTyv
always wanted to see a reporter,'', she
added, looking curiously at the specimen
before her, as though astonished at see
ing a respectably appearing individual.
Then followed the ordinary questions
Dy wnicn tne reporter found out when
and where the man was born, where he
was educated, the list of clubs and fra
ternal lodges of which he was a mem
ber, whether he had fought in the war.
and a dozen other things.
"It does seem so strange," remarked
the woman. "Here 1 am telling you all
these things, and he will never read
your article. He would have been so
pleased. You know, he was a literary
man mm sell.
Indeed?" said the reporter, brighten
ing up at the prospect of swelling his
stickful of matter to at least a quarter
column. "1 had forgotten to ask the
occupation. Will you kindly furnish
me with a list of his works
"Oh, he didn't write books!" hj.
"Magazine articles?" queried the re
porter, with wavermg hopes.
No, said the woman.
Newspaper man perhaps?" asked the
reporter sadly, for his imaginary quar
ter column had again shrunk to an ac
"He did not write at all," remarked
the woman, at last brought to bay,
"What!" said the reporter, his curios
ity at last thoroughly aroused, "not
even for trade papers, advertising liter
ature, theatrical posters, programmes."
"No. His father was an editor,
mougn, exciaimea tne woman, with a
pleased smile, "and he worked for a
publisher. He had the agency for Long
Island of the 'Cyclopedia of Useful In
formation. Of course you need say
nothing about that. Just write it down
that he lived a simple. Christian life and
was engaged in literary pursuits."
New York Herald.
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Khis-jopau St Luke's lunch, comer Third
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AVhere Artisls Illimder.
"I never saw an artist yet who conld.
correctly paint a horseshoe," remarked
a friend of mine, pausing before a Broad
way picture store. "They invariably
paint it with an equal number of nails
on each side sometimes three, some
times four, and even five nails. As a
matter of fact, there are four on one
6ide and three on the other, the extra
nail being on the inside of the foot,
where the greatest strain comes."
Which reminds me of the lines of a
distinguished American poet in which
he sweetly depicts the drowsy cattle or
a summer's day lazily lapping the cool
ing waters of the crystal stream. The
same peculiarity is also poetically at
tributed to the horse and other animals,
the model of the poet having probably
been the house cat. Xew York Herald.
A Sallirient Kecommendation.
Little Dick Aren't you goin to call
on that new n-i;Iibor across the street?
Mamma (hesitatingly) I diu't know
liiiytLi.irj about J:?r yet.
Little Dick Oil. she's all riithts. She's
the mother of that new buy I play -vith.
Livery of I'arlor Maids.
English parlor maids wear a distinct
livery, not often, though occasionally,
i-een in New York houses. This consists
usually of a plain, long, black or dark
woolen skirt, a loose, open jacket of the
ame material, and either a white vest
with gilt or ornamented buttons or u
vest made of livery strii-s. With this
uro worn cap and apron. Xew York
And Tet lie Gave Him Six Months.
A fine, stalwart man, with a frank,
open expression, was arraigned for steal
ing a pair of shoes from a dealer. "Did
you steal the shoes?' asked the judge.
"He caught me, judge, with the shoes
and the box in my hand. I'll tell you
how it was. began tho complainant,
but he was cut short and reminded that
the prisoner had pleaded guilt-. "How
did j-ou come to steal tho shoes? You
look like a hard working man," re
marked the court. "Well, I stole them.
judge, and he caught me," was the re
ply. He was committed for six months.
The judge remarked later: "I was rather
taken with that man. He came up to
the bar like a Marc Antony, not with
the sleek expression, 'Your honor,' or a
whine of airy kind. Had he given me
any good excuse 1 would have been vei y
lenient with him, for if I am not very
much mistaken in my judgment ho is no
thief, but an unfortuuure fellow; wh
was pinched by poverty." Brooklyn
Cariyle's View of A proas.
vanyio in ms "oartor itesartus was
able to find a deep philosophy in aprons.
"Aprons are Defenses; against injury to
cleanliness, to safety, to modesty, some
times to roguery. From the thin slip of
notched 6ilk (as it were, the emblem and
beatified Grhost of an Apron), which
some nignest urea nousewue nas grace
fully fastened on; to the thick tanned
hide girt around him with thongs,
wherein the builder builds and at' even
ing sticks his trowel; or to those jingling
sheet iron aprons, wherein your other
wise half naked Vulcans hammer and
smelt in their smelt furnace is there
not range enough in the fashion and
nses of thi3 vestment?"
The First step. .
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with a daughter, four years. Last
April she taken down with Measles,
followed with dreadful Cough and
turned into a fever. Doctors at
home and at Detroit treated, but in
vain, she grew worse rapidly, until
she was a mere" handful of bones".
Then she tried Dr, Kin fir's New
Discovery and after the use of two
and a half bottles, was completely
cured. They say Dr. Kirig-,s New
Discovery is worth its weight in
gold, yet you may e;et a trial bottle
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We offer 100 dollars reward for
any case of calarrh that can not be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
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A Tree That Furnishes Real Lace.
The lacebark tree grows in the West
Indies. It is a lofty tree, with ovate,
entire, smooth leaves and white flowers.
It is remarkable for the tenacity of its
inner bark and the readiness with which
the inner bark may be separated after
maceration in water into layers re
sembling lace. A governor of Jamaica
is said to have presented to Charles II a
cravat, frill and ruffles made of it.
Goldthwaite's Geographic;!! Magazine.
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Better live in a house without win
dows than in a house without books.
A IitzzIf'I Yankee.
A story is t.l of Lord Grosvcnor.
who, while traveling in this countrj-.
was asked by a Yankee how he got his
living. My lord rej.lied that he did not
work, as his father supported him.
'What a dear old gentleman," said the
Yankee; how will you ever manage to
liv when he dies?" - San Francisco Ar-
Aged Admirer Think of all the
sries a rich husband like me could
Miss Di5 Young Oh. a rich father
would do jtLst as well. M;irry my moth
er. New York Weekly.
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