The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19??, May 19, 1892, Image 2
1 5 i t -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 way be. 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 effect. 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 contact only. 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? Lionel Johnson. 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 Francisco Argonaut. 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 York Herald. 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 Star. Felt Flattered. 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 cago 111. 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 all druggists. 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, Plattsmouth. 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. Specimen Cases. 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. NfRSHIP. 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 r.l. 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 meetings. 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 drugstore. 6 AMttle lrls Experlencein a LigMt house. 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. How's This! 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, Ohio, 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 do Ohio. 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. HENRY BOECK The Leading FURNITURE DEALER AND UNDERTAKR. C-oMstantly keeps on hand everythin you need to furnish your house. . COKSIB SIXTH AND MAIN 8TBKET Plattsmouth Neb Lumber Yard THE OLD RELIABLE. i a. waterman & m PIUF LUMBER ! 8uingles, Lath, Sash. Doors, Blinds 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. FAIRBANKS mm am IS THE BEST FOR EVERY HOUSEHOLD ALL GROCERS KEEP IT. DE. oMLY BY CHICAGO. i" i ) ill i II K m r ' F r II I s ss i House Furnishing Emporium. W 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. I. Pearleman OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE 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. TRY THE rT;E:f:fl.:L:D AdvesMtIsl5Bg - sasadH - JTob - Work 22l JLpplica tl OIHL- s A. B. KNOT BUSINESS 31 A: V AG Eli. 501 Cor Fifth and Vine St. PLATTSMOUTH - NEBRASKA Mexican Mustang Liniment 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 generations. No medicine chest is complete without a bottle of Mustang Liniment. Occasions arise for its use almost every day. All druggists and dealers have it.