Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19?? | View Entire Issue (May 19, 1892)
Powered by OpenONI
-iA-rt.Atuu.il, uiun oritur
PLANTING DEADLY EXPLOSIVES TC
PROTECT THE COAST.
What m Vt Amount .f Litlwr, Kklll.
Tims nl Mon-y ! NVnltd to Com
plrl m Thonni;li Synlriu of Cot Ie
feiiMT Al vantMKca of th Turpnlii.
Thfro is ix vi-ry vil-ly ilifTusM iih-n
among jxoplo who" liavo not niado a
i.il Mmly 4f th- Mil)jt- t that torin--lor.
hikI tori l.K s alone, can lt f n!
any liarlx.r against h hostile attack.
Tim tli.tructiVu f7 ta of a few tor
jmxIo fxploioiis titnlcr th most favor
alIu -ir-tii:itarif-H have aur-l this
liraiirli of warfare to assume an wkIi
iiiiIortan-e. an iiiijrtaii u wholly un
warranted ly the results and rreatetl by
K n rali.atioin from iolatel instances,
entirely without r-arl to the natural
limitat ixiis of th efliciftiry of any tor-
jaMo Hystem, however iwrfect.
It is the object of this article to en
deavor to fihow th actual capabilities of
torjelne8, the result attainaMn ly their
use, and t ho rewtrictioriH inevitably at
tending their indefinite. expulsion into a
complete nysteni of defense.
Oreat gun iniwt I'lay an important
Iart in all harlr defense, but for the
projK-r and adequate defending of navi
gable rhenneU louyant mines, exploded
by contact, are the mainstays.
With their iLse, however, a host of per
plexiri conditions arise, the twisting
and wearing of the cables and moorings,
the depression due to the currents, the
danger of sympathetic explosions, the
leaking of the cases, the distraction of
the channel for friendly navigation all
these have to be overcome as best they
Where a tort has several navigable
channels, and it is practicable to sacri
fice one or more, their closure by means
of self acting toriedoes is easy.
Where a channel, however, cannot be
entirely abandoned, self acting mines
are useless, for in order to be thorough
ly reliable they must be as dangerous to
a friend as to an enemy. Furthermore,
their planting, and much more, their re
moval upon the cessation of hostilities
is to be accomplished only at great risk.
The limited applicability of ground
mines is well known. Torpedo science
furnishes twoother types for harbor de
fense; the buoyant mine and the dirig
ible torpedo, although the latter proper
ly forms a distinct class.
Great nicety in planting torpedoes
cannot be exacted, and this fact, cou
pled with the inevitable shifting of the
mines from various causes, leads direct-"
ly to the conclusion that a great num
ber of mines must be relied upon rather
than precision in their manipulation.
Despite the number of mines, a vessel
attempting to pass the lines may still
fail to strike a mine hard enough to
work the circuit closer. To meet this
contingency a erfec-t torpedo system
must provide means for firing the mines
at will in groups of three or four. It
will always lx possible to accurately lo
cate a vessel within a dangerous space
of this number of mines, and their simul
taneous explosion will have the desired
To furnish a passage for the electric
current many cables are needed, and to
avoid confusion some regular method of
planting must be adopted. It is con
venient to plant the torpedoes in groups
capable of being fired by judgment,
these groups constituting the units,
which are combined into the larger unit
whose limit is generally the number of
mines that can be operated through a
single seven core cable.
The grand groujw thus formed are ar
ranged in lines, the latter radiating in
such a manner from the operating case
ments that the separate units can be
easily located by triangulation. The
intervals between the lines are filled with
skirmish lines single mines strung on a
single conductor cable aud exploding by
Many forms of movable torpedoes for
harbor defense have been tried in differ
ent countries with varying degrees of
success. For accuracy of direction and
range of destructive tower the Sims-Edison
fish torifdc is perhaps unexcelled.
Extended trials at Willet's point have
satisfactorily demonstrated its ability to
carry 200 pounds of dynamito to a dis
tance of two miles at a sieed of about
twenty miles per honr. The charge is
exploded tijoii contact with the vessel
or by the action of the operator on shore.
Thevlirigibility of the torpedo is per
fect. It follows its prey as though
endowed with life, swerving to the right
or left as necessary, diving under booms
or other obstructions, cutting through
nets, and never slackening its great
speed until the end of its cable is
reached. At present a two mile radius
is deemed sufficient, although this could
be increased if necessary by enlarging
the "fish" itself. Cosmopolitan.
Confederate Camp Flags.
The Confederate stars and bars were
in 1SG3 supplemented by the camp flag.
This was in size and shape like the other,
except that it was white, with no stripes,
and the battle flag in the upper corner
next the staff. It was found deficient ia
actual service in that, displaying so
much white, it was sometimes apt to bo
mistaken for a flag of truce, and on Feb.
24, lfCo, it gave place to the last flag of
the Confederacy, the outer half being a
red vertical bar. Appearing so late in
the war, it was not so familiar as the
others in fact, it was comparatively
little known. New Orleans Times
Democrat. Tlte Largct Ocean Steamers.
The largest passenger steamships in
jommisoion are the sister ships City of
i'ew York and City of Paris, each haz
ing 10,4-iS) tons displacement. The steani
fchip having the largest accommodations
for cabin passengers is the Cunarder
Utruria, which can carry ooO. The
longest steamship is the Teutonic. 5G.1
feet. New York Advertiser.
Kow knots Still in Favor.
The rage for bowknots shows no signs
of abating. Easter gifts were devised
of thera in every form. ,
Comely and calm he ridm
Ilnr.l ,y Mhowd Whiulmll:
Only llio iiiulit wind Klidot:
No crowda. nor re be In. bruwL
Gone, too, Itls court, arid yet
Tin- ' r Lis courtier.
Stari in tlicir ntat ioim xet;
And every wunderiut; kUr,
Alone, li rlden, alone.
The fair and fatal klnir.
Dark iiiht in all IiIhow ii.
Tluit Mrahu'e nrid wle inn thing.
Whieh are more full of fate.
The Htari. or I lioe ud eyes?
Which are more Mill and Kreat,
Those hroWH, or the dark ttkies?
Kymhola of the Tli nutlerholt.
The different nations of the world
both ancient and modern, have employed
various hyml-ols to represent the iires
that fliish from the thundercloud. The
Chaldeans symbolized it with a trident
the learned iiabyloniaiis used a human
arm for the saino puriiose. The bas-re
liefs of Nimrud aud Malthia. the work
of later and more refined Assyrian
artists, show the trident doubled or
transformed into a tritid fascicle. This
triumph of the classic art secured fot
the ancient Mesojiotamian symbol the
advantage over all other representation
of the thunderbolt.
The Greeks represented tire storm fire
with the features of a bird of prey
Later on, when they had begun the ns
of the Asiatic form of the symbol, they
put it in the claws of an eagle and made
it the scepter of Zeus. Gaul receive l
the symbol from Italy, but soon altered
it to the familiar two headed hammer
seen on the Gallo-Roman monuments
The same sj-mbol is seen on amulets
found in Germany, Scandinavia and
Brittany. St. Liouis Republic
The Color of the Complexion.
If Mrs. Emily Crawford's deductions
are true, beauty and such a hitherto dif
ficult achievement as a complexion are
mere matters of determination. Mrs
Crawford says that Frenchwomen used
to be brown as a berry; but of late years
they are conspicuous for their marble
charm. The expression is Airs. Cra
ford's. This, she says, is 6imply the re
sult of their intense desire for beauty in
pallor; it is altogether a matter of will
power. It is elsewhere admitted that
the Parisian has been giving a great deal
of consideration to her diet, and has
found that poultry and milk are better
allies, so far as her skin is concerned.
than butcher's meat and wine. San
Perfumes the Horse I.Ikes.
There are some perfumes that are very
grateful to horses, however little credit
a horse may commonly receive for pos
sessing delicacy of scent. Horse train
ers are aware of the fact and make nee
of their knowledge in training stubborn
and apparently intractable n.nimlftL
Many trainers have favorite . perfumes,
the composition of which they keep a
secret, and it ia the possession of this
means of appealing to the horse's
testheticism that enables so many of
them to accomplish such wonderful re
sults. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
An Electric Bell Call.
One of the patents for electrical con
trivances issued from thy patent office
is for an automatic guest call for nse in
hotels. It consists of a combination of
a clock connected through a series of
relays and contacts with an annuncia
tor bell system. A guest wishing a call
at a certain time has his bell connected
to this time strip on the clock circuit: at
the designated hour the bell in his room
rings for a certain period, or until he
stops it. New York World.
Barbers Use Little Wax Now.
Says a barber: "A thing that isn't
used much these days is grease. This
store consumed three pounds of it a day
ten years ago, and we don't get away
with a solitary pound now. I once cal
culated that 100,000 New York men car
ried around 130 pounds of wax in their
mustaches. This was at the rate of one
ounce of wax to forty mustaches." New
Enemies of the Salmon Fisheries.
Seals and sea lions are a great nui
sance to the salmon fishermen. At the
mouth of the Columbia river they watch
the gill nets and grab the caught salmon
by the throats, devouring those parts
which they regard especially as tidbits.
Bears are very fond of salmon and catch
a great many of them in the streams.
They eat only the heads. Washington
England is laughing at the story told
in Henry Norman's "Real Japan" of the
American minister at Tokio,who thought
the Japanese "darned clever" people be
cause they greeted him with cries of
."Ohavo." "How.did they know that 1
was from Ohio?" he asked.
"The tenement house," said a speaker
at a recent public meeting, "is the enemy
of philanthropy of the present day."
He meant that whatever is done to
ameliorate the condition of the masses
of the poor in the great cities is. to a
great extent, neutralized by the condi
tions under which they live.
The value of the product of the fac
tories and mills west of the Mississippi
during ths year 1891 is computed at
$423,0(53,695, and the product of the
states west of the Missouri alone is com
puted at $198,722,653.
In territorial area the United States
ranks third. Great Britain contr
is 557.000 square miles of territory, Rus
sia, 8,352,i40 .miles, and the United
States, counting Alaska, 3,580.242 miles.
It is said that in all the forests of the
earth there are no two leaves exactly the
same. It is also said that amid all
peoples of the earth there are no two
faces precisely alike.
Watch -a man reading his own contri
bution toJa magazine, and you will get a
picture of absolute concentration.
To those Keeking a rescue from
liquorH curne or other evil habits
brought about by morphine, tobac
co etc. The Knor Instittiteat South
Omaha otter one of the mowt relia
ble and bent places to jjo with the
absolute- certainty of a permanent
cure. Write or visit the institute.
A erifi ble Man.
Would use Kemp'H balsam for the
throat and luns, it is curing more
case coughs clils, asthma, hron
chitt. cm up and all throat and
luno; troubles, than anj- other rem
edy. The proprietor has author
ized any drtitfif-t toyivt you a fain
pie bottle free t convince you of
the merit of this yresit remedy.
Larjye bottles f0c and $1.
I feel it my duty to say a few
words in rcjfiinl to Kly's Cream
Halm, and I do fo entirely without
solicitation. I have used it more
or less half a year, and have found
it to be most admirable. I have
suffered from catarrh of the worst
kind ever since 1 was a little boy
and I never hoped for Mf?, but
Cream Halm st ems to do even that.
Many of my acquaintances have
used it witu excellnnt results.
Oscar Ostum, 45 Warren Ave., Chi
Wanted: An energetic man to
manage branch office. Duly a few
dohnrs needed. Salary to start $75
per month and interest in business
The Western Co., Kansas City, Mo,
Some Foolish People
allow a cough to run until it gets
beyond the reach of medicine Ihey
eay "Oh, it will wear away, but in
most cases it wears them away.
Could they be induced to try the
successful Kemp's Halsam, which
is sold on a positive guarantee to
cure, they would see the excellent
effect after taking the hrst dose.
I'rice 50c and $1. I rial size free. At
The wisdom of him who journey
eth is known by the line he selects;
the judgment of the man who takes
the "Hurlington Route" to the
cities of the east, the south, and the
west, is never impeached. The in
ference is plain. Magnificent full
man sleepers, elegant reclining
chair cars and world-famous dining
care on . all through trains. For
information address the agent of
the company at this place, or write
to J. Francis, General Passenger
and Ticket Agent, Omaha.
Wow Try This
It will coat you nothing and will
urely do you good, if yom hae a
Cough, Cold or any trouble with
Throat, Chest or Lungs. Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption,
Coughs and Colds is guaranteed to
give relief, or money will be paid
back. Sufferers from La Grippe
fpunditjuet the thing and under
its use had a speedy and perfect re
covery. Try a sample bottle at our
expense and learn for yourself just
how good a thing it is. Trial bottle
free at F. G. Fricke & Co. Drug
Store, Large size 50c. and $1.00
The population of Platumoutk
Is about 10,000, add we would say
at least Jneo-half are troubled with
some eflfectioti on the throat and
lungs, as those complaints are, ac
cording to staaistics. more numer
ous than others. We would advise
all our readers not to neglect the
opportunity to call on their drug
gist and get a bottle ot Kemp s tJal
sam for the throat and lungs. Trial
size free. LargeBottle 50c- and fl.
Sold by all druggist.
Itch on human and horses animals
cured in 30 minutes by Woolford's
sanitary lotion. This never fails.
Sold F. G. Fricke & Co. druggist,
For years the editor of the Burl
ington Junction, (Mo,) Post, has
been subject to cramp colic fits of in
digestion, which prostrated him for
several hours and unfitted rum tor
bnsiness for two or three days. For
the past year he has been using
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy whenever occa
sion required, and it has invariably
given him prompt relief. 25 and 20
cent bottles for sale by F. G.
Fricke & Co., druggists.
According to the census of 1890,
Chicago takes rank, by virtue of her
population of l,09,ob people, as the
eighth largest city on the globe.
Most of us desire, at one time or
another, to visit a city in which so
manv persons find homes, and,
when we do, we can find no better
line than the "Burlington Route."
Three fast and comfortable trains
daily. For further information ad
dress the agent of the company at
this place, or write to J. Francis,
General Passenger and Ticket
Agent, Omaha, Nebraska.
The Missori Pacific will sell round
trip tickets May 9 to 14 inclusive, to
Portland, Oregan, the Presbyterian
general aisembly being held their
May 19 to June 2. Tickets good un
til May 19 and returning inside 90
days at $60, going via one route and
returning via another. Apply at
ticket office for particulars.
S. H. Clifford, Xew Castle, Wis
was troubled with neuralgia and
rheumatism, his stomach was dis
ordered, his liver was affected to an
alarming degree, appetite fell away
and he was terribly reduced in flesh
and strength. Three bottles ol
Klectric Bitters cured him.
Edward Shepherd, Harrisburg,
111., had a running sore on his leg
of eight years' standing. Used
three bottles of Electric Bitters and
seven, bottles Bucklen's Arnica
SalveVand his leg is sound and well
John Speaker, Catawba, O., had fivf
large fever sores on his leg, doctors
said he whs incurable. One bottle
Electric Bitters and one box Buck
len's Arnica Salve cured him entire
ly. Sold by F. G. Fricke & Co.
Catholic St. I'huI's Church, ak. between
Klftli niid Sixth, rather Cainex. Pastor
Kt-rvlcei : Vhnh at ft hiiU 10 -.30 a. M. Sunday
School at 2 -.30, witu bcneUlctiou.
Chkitian. Corner Lorunt and t'lirMh St
Services moriiliiK mid tvenlnjr. Hl r A
tial oway piiittor. sunilay School 10 a. m.
KriMC-oi-AU St. Luke's t liurcli, corner Third
Hiid Kev II It. Hurtrn". Kiictor. Ser
vices : 11 A. m . H1 c!7 :Wihm. Sunday School
hi i :jo 1. M.
(iKIl.MAN At KTIInltlNT. l '.inter Sixth St SlBd
tiranit. Itev. Hlrt. I'liftor. Services : 11 A. M
and 7 :30 l M. Siimmy Scln 1 lo :m a. m.
I'ltKtiMVTHdA.v.-'WvicPs lu l ew church. c
tier Sixth iid ;rlille Me. l!ev. J . T. I'-ai
PhMor. !Miiiiia-sc' cm ai u ;2t ; l reacning
at U a. tn.prid P in.
1 he . K. S. '. : of thin rhiirch iu-et every
Sabbath evenin;' at 7 :I5 in the bascint-nt of
the chucrh. All are invited to attend there
KlIt.sT .M KTHOHIST. Sixth St.. Let weii Main
and t'earl. lev I.. V. hi in. 1). 11. ua.-4t.or.
service : 11 a. m. 8 :imi p. m !-iuiidtv School
9 A M. 1'rayer meeli g ednesd;y even
tiKKMA.s 1'Kt-SKVi K.KiA.s . Corner M.ini and
Ninth. Kev Hie, pastor. Services usual
hours. Sunday - chool ! :30 a. m.
SWKKIUhh (i.VliKMlATIOKAL-tiraiiile, be
tweeu Fifth and Sixth.
Coi.okki ItAi'TlsT. .Mt. Olive, t ;ik. between
lenth and r.lcventh 1'ev. A. r-ofwell. ias
tor. Services II a. hi. mik! 7 :30 p. in. lTayer
ineeiinir etinesiiay evening.
YOUXS MKK'H HKITIAN ASSOCIATION
Kooins in v aieiinan block. Main street, (ios-
a...l ........ I a. ...... .......... k-' ..... I ... . . .
iiiiiiu. i-ii iiiei. tiiiij , rin v nuwoaj' ill -
ternoon at 4 o'clock. Ki.onir- open week day
Hum o-x- . in.. I. j tf ; ou p. in.
south 1ai.k Takkknaclk. Hev J. M.
wood, I astor. Services : Sunday School,
.a.m.: I reaching, 11a in. aud 8 p. m. ;
prayer meeting Tuesday nighl ; choir prac
tice Friday night Al! are welcome.
The First step.
Perhaps you are run down, can't
eat, can't sleep, can't think, can't do
anything to your satisfaction, and
you wonder what ails you. You
should heed the warning, you are
taking the first step into nervous
prostration. You need a nerve tonic
and in Electric Bitters you will find
the exact remedy for restoring your
nervous system to it normal, healtny
condition. surprising results fol
low the use of this great Nerve
Tonic and Alterative, Your appe
tite returns, good digestion is re
stored, and the liver and kidneys re
sume Healtny action. Iry a bottle.
Price 50c, at F. G. Fricke &Co'a
AMttle lrls Experlencein a LigMt
Mr. and Mrs, Loren Trescott are
keepers of the Gov. Lighthouse at
Sand Beach Mich, and are blessed
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, King's New
Discovery and alter the use of two
and a half bottles, was completely
cured. They say Dr. King,s New
Discovery is worth its weight in
gold, yet you may get a trial, bottle
free at F. G. Frickey Drugstore.
We offer 100 dollars reward for
any case of catarrh that can not be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F". J. Cheney & Co. Props, Toledo,
We the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
and belive him pefectly honorable
in all buisness transactions and fin
ancially able to carry out an oblig
ations made by their firm.
West&Truax, Wholesale Drug
gist, Toledo Ohio., Walding Kinnan
& Tarvin, Wholesale druggist Tole
Hall's Catarrh Cnre is taken inter
nally, action directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Price, 75c. per bottle. Sold by all
Druggist; Testimonials free.
C-oMstantly keeps on hand everythin
you need to furnish your house. .
COKSIB SIXTH AND MAIN 8TBKET
THE OLD RELIABLE.
i a. waterman & m
PIUF LUMBER !
8uingles, Lath, Sash.
Chn supply everw demand ot the city.
Call and get terms. Fourth etreet
in rear of opera house
Ride a cockhorse, to
Chicago of coursejo gt.
WHICH IS BOSS.
ITS MERITS rORClFJSHiNG
, AND WASHING THE CLOTHS.
ASSURE IT A WELCOME
WHEREVER IT GOES.
IS THE BEST FOR EVERY HOUSEHOLD
ALL GROCERS KEEP IT.
DE. oMLY BY
i" i ) ill i II K
m r ' F r II I
s ss i
House Furnishing Emporium.
liEliE you can et your house furnished front
kitchen to pnrlor and at easy tearrns. I han
die the world renown Haywood baby carriages, also
the latest improved Reliable Process Gasoline stove
Call and be convinced. No trouble to show goods.
F Q miom go
WILL KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HANI)
A Full and Complete line of
Drugs, Medicines, Faints, and Oils.
DRUGGISTS SUNDRIES AND PURE LIQUORS
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded t all Hours.
AdvesMtIsl5Bg - sasadH - JTob - Work
22l JLpplica tl OIHL-
A. B. KNOT
BUSINESS 31 A: V AG Eli.
501 Cor Fifth and Vine St.
PLATTSMOUTH - NEBRASKA
A Cure for the Ailments of Man and Beast
A long-tested pain relierer.
Its use is almost universal by the Housewife, the Farmer, the
Stock Raiser, and by every one requiring aiv effective
liniment. . - .
No other application compares with it in efficacy.
This well-known remedy has stood the test of years, almost
No medicine chest is complete without a bottle of Mustang
Occasions arise for its use almost every day.
All druggists and dealers have it.