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LIVE AFTER DEATH
VITAL ORGANS SLOW TO CEASE
AJI Parts cf the Body Oo Not SimuN .
taneously Give Up Their Work j
Where Science Admits i
Itself at Fault.
To the unscientific citizen It la sotno
Jhln of a surprise to learn that lars;e
parts of the body arc alive and useful
after the phenomenon popularly knowu
as dralli has taken place.
Few of tin Hiir.pt'ct, for example, that
mr kidneys nud hearts after we have
died ourselves can In most canes be
cvmu'ltuted and that If by hoiiio sur
gical miracle they could bo trans
planted Into another body they would
juli kly resume their functions.
This, however, Is a well demonstrat
ed medical fact.
The human heart has been removed
from the body nioro than 30 hours
after death and made to beat UKaln.
tr. Carrel of the Uockefeller Institute
ban taken the heart from one doK and
Inserted It In the neck of another,
connecting the aorta with the carotid
artery of the new heart and the vena
cava with Its Jugular vein. In a few
awoments the live dog had two hearts
rhythmically beating, ono recording
a imlse of 88 and the other 100.
Science has yet formed no preclso
definition of death, says McClure's.
TJie human body teems and quivers
will) life, only a small part of which
becomes a part of Individual conscious
ness. An artery, thoroughly disinfected,
placed In an ordinary culture tube and
tytrn closed to tho access of all bac
t1h, will not putrefy. Under ordinary
wirriimstances, however, It will under
go.? nutolytic disintegration. Completo
desiccation will preserve It against
tfcln latter process.
Autolysis does not take place except
in the presence of waler, this explains
why Egyptian mummies, which were
thoroughly dried before being placed
away In the tomb, have resisted for
SO centuries the autolytlc ferment.
rmal blood serum is another sub
stance which inhibits lo a considerable
if gree autolytlc degeneration.
Cold, while It doesnot entirely check
the process, makes It exceedingly
W;. H Is uion refrigeration that Dr.
Carrel has thus far chiefly depended
for preserving arteries. In order to
prevent putreflcatlon he places them
(a terlllzed culture tubes and then
h puts away the tubes In largo Ice
cftcsts, which maintain a temperature
jur.t above the freezing point. Here
tltry live In a condition of suspended
Dry and shriveled as they appear,
they are still living tissue, and al
though the animals from which they
have been taken have long since gone
4o their final reHt these fragments. If
fj '& In a new living host, once more
vaXc up the thrend of existence. That
Ike arteries could be removed from a
man recently dead and have their
vitality and usefulness preserved In
Oils name fashion is certain.
When She Will Be Man's Equal.
Woman can can never hope to be
man's equal until, Instead of exulting
hen she hears of the fall of one ol
Apr sisters, she honestly says to her
df: "Poor thing! It's too bad that
cbe got found out."
New 1909 American Poultry
and Rabbit Fence
The best yard and chicken fence ever
made. Weighs over 10 times as much per
rod as the common netting and only costs
one fourth more. Will stretch over any
kind of ground and does not need any board
at top or bottom. Also a full stock of
Pittsburg Cyclone fencing.
t JOHN BAUER, Sole Agent
We are headquarters for those rich,
juicy Sausages, the delight of the epi
cure. We also have a fine line of
Bolognas, Wiener, Steaks, Roasts, etc.
Call us up on either phone.
Meteors Add to Earth's Weight
The manors which fall upon the
larth in vast numbers every year add
Mn lr weight fo the earth. Thus the
Tth Is Inrrexfins? a minute quantity
In w ,ht o'-h y. ar. but not on-ituh
'i bo j-'Trejiti'iili In tho'ijiads
f J-' mb. rx''-;t for the escaie of
!;i: -f'3 f.'oru the iitn!c'j lioro th'rc
:j n kn j'v.i :v.;y la wMi b tlw eaiU
Cr.!-:se Mia cf Gsverrmcnt.
H ! I ) it ! I.i cf pro;inlt;
a r: .!: r 'h Um swor I Is ru'.'y
e j : ) b !,!);, t!., prison empty, tho
u;ar.i.i fail, h.: s'ep.t of tin? t-:p:.
ra '. ' .-. n ".a ! M: of li; 1 it cent..
.:. when .!(H.'o:a afj&t.
Iia' i n I: r ba-k, an I tha men
! t i !. !. . In II; :r o:i car
ar,s, C.-a tI:o e:::;iu ij well guv
r:-'.; ral Histcry.
A '. v, : ' rr vV.a j f -il of pi"
Wi '. )- r.:':r:,l hl.stor:.
naa.i;:-:i a:;.; ..i r f - u sarr.iiiW li.
heir :n n': I ;'l:;y. !! i-Ht.a'iy a-j:e
.h'T.i t t:i hl.ii " .i 'aat ail.: a Is sr
8Ael with the l:v.' neurl.:u:j-r,t.'
"Tho nn'.h!" cna ci t::em s!:vaol
ionJi.h tr;y. "It cats nr)tl:l::j hir
".ol j." Vou'.h'.j Co:::: ;':::j:i.
Vjy ta MjVj the iAo-.l Via.',
A wi'.: r-";alst d niln.I. : dUiilfh'
ir.I ircaJ, ill" .' r f c.;p wcill. ar.d a wis'
prei a.a1 a a (a cr.o'a i,jtil n
jaiOT n-ha't-.vr clnvn:ataacaj tea
x!si, !s In ;'.:, ht : v-:y naa
a ji I is ?rcat r wa:t!i !hr.a thu: .,( the
liiliei, aad r honar than C..j;a:
4vcr art:r? I Vlma liy Dwl?,:.t. .
A Y.v. 3 Artiat.
Two Rezfl.::s.;n iotIiu; or. ; bf on
:!'e H'r?' sUnd il.'y talking wten one
ni l to tho othw "Say, Ed, I wi::!i
con could sr. ir. littlo rtv,jvcr.i--o!.i
!rl of mire draw. Say, aao drew a
lie-.i t!;!s mortdti;, and It wa.i s nafa
:I Mia', when shn threw it !t; t.'.e wm'.i
baskat, It laid therft. ' Ju J40.
The Fifct Chickenj.
It Is gene: ally understood that th
nnees'ry of taa chicken tribe may be
traced to the Jungla fowl of India. All
of tho various varieties of our domes
tic fowls have been produced, it la
claimed by the authorities ou tho sub
joct, from tha wild fowl of India.
Feminine Lack of Logic.
Tell a wife that men are selfish, she
will readily acquiesce. Hut tell that
same woman that by spoiling her boys
whether In tho nursery or at school
or university she is sowing tho seods
of egotUm, she will give you an em
phatic denial. Car.
Worth of Adversity,
He that has never known adversity
is but half acquainted with himself
or with others. Constant success shows
us but one side of life. There is a
merit which we may win by our mis
This may be an age when time Is
money, but first reflect on the numbei
of useless questions which we ask
each other every day, and to whlct
we neither receive nor expect an
swers. Madrid Mundo.
Gentleness and Strength.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness,
nothing so gentle as strength. St.
Francis da Sales.
! COVER UP DEFECTS
REASON FOR CLOTHING THE HU-
MAN FORM DIVINE.
According to Writer in London Peri
odical, Vanity Is Responsible for
Garments Prescribed by
It was the opinion of C'ctawayo, a
noble Africc.a monarch whr despised
all garments, that we took to clothing
to krc; ours-lves clean, because we
were too ;. to wash ourselves. This
however, was an error on his majesty's
part. The simple fact is that we
adopt ?d clothes because we were
ashamed of our appearance, says a
waiter In London Ideas.
To behln with, le coverings were
Invented to conceal bony knees and
shapeless calves. Moots were artfully
devised to curtain off tisly feet from
the public gaze and silence loud jeers.
The hat, it is easy to see, was' the
crafty invention of some frivolous
patriarch with a bald head, who was
anxious to hide It. in order that he
could cut a youthful figure with, the
Gloves were devised by pretentious
women of the lower middle class in
Herciilaneum, who wanted to poBe as
gentlefolk. Having to do their own
housework, they hit upon this Ingeni
ous plan of covering the redness and
roughness of their hands. Thus they
were able to cut a dash and delude so
ciety Into the belief that they kept
servants. Heme the name "kid"
Socks derived their name originally
from shocks, as describing the effect
frequently produced on the mind by
the spectacle of feet In their naked
size and simplicity.
Shirts, and, after them, doublets and
coats, were resoutcess to cover pigeon
breasts, hollow chests and curved
spines. The collar Is a development
of the silkeji scarf or bandage, first
worn by that hideous old porcupine,
Rameses I., pharaoh of Egypt, to con
ceal a boll on his neck.
Coining (o the face, we find the
veil. This was Introduced owing to
the annoyance occasioned to King
Ptolemy by the countenance of ono of
his ladles. She developed a squint,
and one day the king, being uncertain
whether she was eyeing him or not,
shouted furiously: "Cover that wom
an's face!" The offensive countenance
was Instantly obscured by a window
curtain torn down by a resourceful
courtier. And thus veils for ob
jectionable faces rapidly became pop
ular. Now, we have been told, and are
constantly being told again, by count
less scientists, that In strength and
beauty we are a deteriorating race
Our forefathers and mothers had
their little flaws In figure, but, com
pared with tis, they were perfect
Venuses and Adonises.
A high authority Bays that "scarce
ly one man In a hundred Is properly
proportioned, and most women would
be shapeless without the cunning
curves of their stays." Another stern
authority says: "We are a physically
degenerate people, round shouldered,
sunken lolned, narrow chested, crook
ed ribbed, splay footed, knock kneed,
short winded and weak backed."
So, on the whole, clothes are not
only desirable, but Indispensable. To
cast them off and permit an astonished
universe to see us as we really are
would be a great mistake.
They looked like actors, or rather
they looked as If they would have
been actors If some manager with
more than the usual dlacernment would
recognize their ability and give them
a Job, says "The Stroller" In the Port
land (M. Express. Just now they
were staring through the window of a
popular-priced restaurant In Congress
street absorbed In the unerring ac
curacy of the chef as the griddle cakes
were flipped Into the air by him, only
to fall gracefully back into the grease
mark they had Just quitted. The tall
man Jingled some keys In his pocket
and the little one pulled his belt an
"Lord!" said the big one; "I'm hun
gry enough to eat my own words."
"I'm in Just as bad," complained tho
little one. "I feel as though I could
bolt a front door."
Figures on Drink Question.
Speaking before the Church of Eng
land Temperance society recently tho
bishop of London said that, as the re
sult of an Inquiry regarding the drink
evil, 15 doctors Btated that In the
middle class there was a decrease of
drinking. 8S In fashionable practice
spoke of the Increase among the well-to-do,
and 93 of the Increase among
working women. At the request of the
homo office 23 London public houses
were watched for four days, and 39,
540 women, with 10,471 children, en
tered. The chief cause, said the
bishop, of drinking among the well-to-do
was want of occupation; among (ho
poorer classes It was overwork and
American Horses for Brazil.
James R. Keene and J. II. Haggln
recently sold In Fluenos Aires "5 thor
oughbreds from their racing and breed
ing farms In the United States. The
sales were only fairly successful be
cause American horses were previous
ly unknown there.
Room at the Top.
"There Is plenty of room at tho
top," quoted the morallzer.
"VpSi" rejoined the demoralizer,
"and there always will be unless facil
ities for getting there are Improved."
DEVOTION TO RULER
KOREANS SHOW HIGH DEGREE OF
Had Decided Freely to Give Their
Lives to Warn Emperor of
What They Considered
Out of Korea conies a story of the
fanatical devotion shown to the shad
ow omjieror of the land by tJiose of
l;ls subjects who still ivscnt thp rule
of the Japanese and view each move
cf their virtual masters with deep
suspicion. In this instance several pa
tiiof3 were willing to let themselves
be run over by a railroad train If only
his majesty might be warned by their
death that lie was flying Into the trap
?et for his feet by Prince Ito.
A month ago the emperor announced
that he was going to leave Seoul
and take a trip to Fusan, the most
easterly city of the penin.sula and
wholly a Japanese settlement. This
was an unprecedented thing for the
emperor to do, since for countless gen
era) Ions Korean kings and emp'-rors
had been content to sit In the hail of
congratulations In the Mulberry palace
at Seoul and let subjects from other
parts of the land come to them to pay
homage, Despite the proteats of the
.patriots Prince Ito, who wa3 engineer
ing the trip, ruled and the emperor set
out over the Seoul Fusan railway to
visit the seaport at the other terminal.
It became knowu by the Koreans
along the route that the Japanese bat
tleship Azuma was to anchor in the
harbor of Fusan and that a part of the
welcoming ceremonies that were to
occur In Fusan was to be a luncheon
to the emperor on board the ship.
Immediately the nimor grow to the
conviction that as soon as Prince Ito
had the emperor safely on thr Azunia's
deck anchor would be hoisted and the
last of the line of Korean rulers would
be whisked off to Japaa, there to die
In a dungeon.
Perhaps the simple Koreans had
some Justification for bell-ving that
the crafty resident-general would like
to execute a coup like that; certainly
the hand of the Japanese had mad
such startling moves on the Imperial
chess board at Seoul that even a du
plication of tho murder that was done
In tho Mulberry palace some years ngo
at the Instance of a Japanese minister
would not seem Improbable to the Ko
reans. At any rate the emperor had h!s
luncheon on board the batt'eship In
Fusan harbor and was put safely back
on his own territory a?nin. During
tho course of the luncheon Prince Ito
made conversation by telling the pup
pet ruler that he bad learned that at
Tniku, one of the large towns on the
line of the railway, a party of pa
triots, convinced that the emperor
was going to his doom, had determined
to lay themselves on the rails as his
train approached the station. They
believed that by this act of sacrifice
their monarch might bo made to see
that he was approaching immediate
The patriots had been dlasuaded by
a very material Japanese policeman.
In Memory of
Old New England graveyards ara
not the only ones which contain cu
rious epitaphs. The old-time dweller
of Maine who "died of a falling tree,"
as his headstone asserts, had a fellow
in misfortune In far-off Australia, as Is
nhown by V. A. Nalllle-(irohman's
"The Tyrol and the Tyrolese."
A wooden slab, painted with the rep.
resenlatlon of a prnctrate tree under
which lies a man in spread eagle atti
tude, biais testimony to the violent
death of "Johann Lemberger, aged
52 years. This upright and virtu
ous youth was squashed by a falling
The record of Michael Oerstner Is
even more succinct and convincing. Ha
' Climbed up, fell down, and was dead."
Defense of Canned Products.
That foods properly canned do not
deteriorate with age was a statement
made at a dinner of canners In Chica
go a few days ngo. "Suppose a custom
er desired a can of corn on February
22, 1920," Bald one of tho speakers,
"and was given corn canned In 1909.
It would be rejected with a demand
for 'something fresher,' and, although !
the 1909 artlclo would bo found as
fresh as that of 1920 It would be lost.
At a recent banquet In London canned
fruit taken from the ruins of Pompeii
was found to bo fresh and fine. There
r hould bo a law to compel the canning
of all products in such a manner that
they would keep for ages."
A novelty In correspondence, re
cently Inaugurated by the French post
office department, has met with such
success that It might be tried all over
the world. This Is the telegraphic
letter. The hours between 9 p. m.
and 4 a. m. are not busy ones for tho
French telegraphic lines. So the postal
authorities decided to turn these hours
to somo uso. Therefore, If one misses
the post for a provincial town in
Franco to-day one can at the rate of
100 words for 20 cents have the letter
telegraphed and delivered by the first
post next morning. The scheme Is
very simple and Is working admirably
"Don't you admire the big hats that
women are wearltiR?"
"Well." answered Mr. Mcekton, "I
must say they look more like tho;
Marathon in Uganda.
Fever for long distance races has
spread all over the world. Recent'
they held one In far-off I'gaada. It
was from Entebbe to Kampula. No
one around here may know much
about Entebbe and Kampula, but they
are 26 miles apart.
Although the staple diet of the
na'ives consists of bananas and pota
toes, the men often show great stay
ing power over long distances w hen '
carrying letters, and it was hoped that
the Olympic time might bo beaten.
This was not so, however, as the w in
ner took three hours and three min
utes over the course, being closely fol
lowed home by the seiond and third
men. ' When, however. It is considered
that they were untrained, that 'hey!
finished fresh enough to leap and run'
about, that tho cyclists merely patrolled ,
the road and did not pace the runners,
that the race took place in the hottest
part of the day and was partly over a
road wet with recent shower, no one
will deny the men's ability. It is
amusing to note that three of the
runners carried umbrellas and that
the winner on finishing danced about
salying that he was a very fine fellow
und knew how to run well.
Work of Bees.
Three hundred billion bens made
enough honey during last year to fill
a train of cars long enough to reach
from New York to Tluffalo. At the
low wholesale rate of ten cents a
pound It was worth $23,000,000, and If
the 700,000 bee-keepers of thp country
had worked as Industriously and skill
fully as did the bees, the weight of the
output would have been thrpe times
as great and the value $75,000,000.
In one year the beehives sent to
market a product worth nearly as
much as the barley crop, three times
as much as the buckwheat crop, $0,.
000,000 greater than the rye crop, and
nearly $9,000,000 greater than the rice
crop. AH the the rice and buckwheat
grown on an aggregated area of
2,12f 1-3 square miles did rot reach to
the valuo of the honey by $l31.2i9.
To appreciate these results, one
must necessarily strive also to appre
ciate tho number of insects at work.
That is rather difficult, for 300,000,000,.
000 stretches a Ion.; way b;voad Intel
ligent human comprehension. The
human mind doesn't work well in any
thing mathematically grwU'r than
Sm?.ll Scale Lcvs.
Dr. Pierce t'nderhlll, whose hook on
divorce and marriage Is to appear next '
month In Indianapolis, delivered a lec-:
lure on divorce recently in a fashion-;
able Indianapolis church. !
"Extravagance," he bogan, "Is one
of the big causes of divorce. My coua-1
in, a bank clerk, married a pretty
girl and took her homo to a nice little
flat. Put. she frowned and bit. her lip.
" 'Oh, Jack,' she said, 'I can't live
In a tiny flat like this!' j
" 'You don't love me when yon say
that, darling,' said my cousin. i
" 'Oh, yes I do, but not on such a
small scale.' " j
Cause of Baldness. I
After considerable jocularity t!:e
pair turned to the pcarly-patel
stranger and one said: i
"My friend and I hnve been discuss
ing the cause of baldness, but we can't ,
seem to agree. Would you min i tell
ing us what you regard cs the real
cause of baldness'
The stranger wheeled about, eyed
his questioner! fiercely and snorted: i
MORE ftSEW LARS OS
JUDITH BASIN, MONTANA. On the Great Northern line
between Billings and Great Falb, a fine area of reliable production
with splendid chances of profit for early buvers. No irrigation
average moisture 17 inche?, which h enough to insure heavy and
vae;d crops. Send for Judith Basin folder.
SUN RIVER, MONTANA. Government irrigated land
275,000 acres neae Great Fails, Mont First section now open for
filing; only $30 an acre in 10 annual installments. Send for Sun
River Project folder.
.,G H0RN ,AS,IN A new government irrigated tract of
12,000 acres near Garland. Wyo.. to be soon opened for filing
Watch for this and make your filing early on a choice location'
ROUND TRIP RATE. Only $27.50 to above localities. This
is a low rate for an extensive trip into these fast developing sec
tions. Take it this spring or summer.
PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSIONS. I conduct
excursions on the first and third Tuesdays of each month to the
above localities. No charge for my services. 89-93
2JF.IAL VAULTS OF CEMENT.
f.tst.od cf Entombing the Dead Which
Will Resist Dscay.
The manufacture of concrete burial
vaults ia becoming quite a larue Indus
tiy in various western states, says
Cement Age. New York. At Jopiln.
Mo., there lias been organised a com
pany which operates a large plant. In
the manufacture of concrete burial
vaults a full body of steel re-enforcement
is set up within a s;;l!d mold at
an exact center of the cement which
strengthens the vault at every point.
Stee thus protected is everla ;tir.g. It
cannot rust and collapse with time, as
such vaults must which are made en
tirely of steel. Tho vault is made ab
solutely waterproof by the addition of
a waterproof compound which Is In
itially mixed with the cement. Tho
vaults remain in the molds for three
to five days until thoroughly set, after
which thi'y are allowed to season
about thirty days. A trip to the ceme
tery shows the vault lowered in the
grave, followed by the lowering of the
casket and the putting on of the vault
lid, which snugly fits upon the vault.
A mixture of pure cement and water
proofing is then poured into the space
between the vault and the lid, making
the vault and lid practically one solid
At Lawrence, Kan., there Is another
company engaged in the same line of
work. This concern has been con
ducting some interesting tests of their
cement vaults. In one Instance tho
vault was immersed In a tank of water
to demonstrate that it could withstand
any amount of pressure. The vault,
which Is made entirely of cement, la
constructed in two parts. Instead of
fitting the cover on the top of tho
vault and then sealing It, the vault fits
down over a cement slab. When tho
vault is lowered over the casket, it Is,
of course, filled with air. The vault It
self Is molded or made In one air-tight
piece, open only at the bottom which
fits down over a cement slab. A per
fectly tight space from which the air
cannot descend or escape is formed.
The water, when rising to a level with
the bottom of the vault, .will be
checked by air, which Is now firmly
incased by the vault on sides and top
and tho water on the bottom, and wa
ter can never rise in the vault. A
piece of glass is fitted into the top of
the casket, so that spectators can look
down Into the vault and see that
everything is as dry as it was when It
was put in.
Best Wrapping tor Butter.
The use cf aluminum papar with
whlh to wrap batter Is said to pro
serve the sweetness of the butter for
a very long period.
Only Simple Justice.
Women must have their wills while
they live, because they make none
when they die. Proverb.
Laying Up Treasure.
No man lays up treasure ia heaven
until he quits dodging taxes on earUi.
Justice vs. Iniquity. j
It Is Joy to the Jtjst to do judgment;
but destruction shall be to the worfe
ers of Iniquity. Proverbs 21:15.
Where the Disgrace Lies.
Disgrace is not in the punishment,
but In the crime. Alfierl.
The Greedy Caterpillar.
Tho caterpillar earn month eats food
weighing 0.Cf!0 times Ua cvu weight.
Write me for folders, technical information about taking up homestead
land, etc. I was nor many year connected with the Un t Department of
the Government. I can help you make a good selection
D. CLEM DEAVER, General Agent,
Land Seekers Information Bureau, Omaha, Neb.
YOUR WISHES ARE
Just as you would have them at
Barnes' restaurant. The viands
are oi me best, the cuisine ii
perfect, and our sauces, entrees,
flak Vnanta I .
.w.., iiitava, ifjfsicrs, ciams, aes
erts and pies are prepared by
experts. Our price-well, you
will say they are small when you
test the culinary gems that we
present for your delectation.
Good rooms in connection.
DR. A. P. BARNES
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