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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (May 6, 1909)
WANTED TIME FOR THOUGHT.
Arduous Dutiei Before the Head of the
House Required His Er.tiri
The baby was ill. and tho doctor or
dered that ho bo taken to the sea. This
Involved the closing of tht house until
the little one rliould be well euoush
to Mturn. After the wile had secured
hotel accommodations by the lnng-dis-tame
telephone, the man of the house
went to Ms room at' I slowly and
thmmhtftilly spread the eu;iie con
tents of his watdiooe upon his bed.
that they might be convenient for hi.-,
wife to pack.
lie s'ood Kir.'Vfv lug thom. deep In
meilitution, when his wife came Into
the icom and begun to speak to him.
He raised his haul rchukiugly.
"IVn't talk to me now, Su:de, don't
talk to me; I have a great. d"al on
my mind. If we ar.'1 Roins to tile sea
shore day alter to-iiio; row there are
many things to be done, and 1 must
Ills wife, who had already tele
phoned the butcher, milkman, baker,
grocer, expressman ami ticket oltieo,
and given the maid a month's vacation
and arranged with a relative for the
care of the dog, gazed at him in si
"A great deal on my mind," he re
pealed. Then the interrogative nature
of his wife's silence forced him to ex
plain. "Yon see," he said, "I have got to
put a nail In the cellar window and
stop the newspaper." Youth's Coin
Baldwin Apple Honored.
A chance seedling that grew up on
a farm near Lowell. Mass., about 1740
'oer. mi" th" first !!i!vln apple tree,
but it was not until 1 TS I that Col.
Huldwln became interested In the ap
ple, d-'velop'M it and gave It his name
The original tree lived till after KIT.
and the place whore it grew is now
marked by a m moment. Th Itaidwiu
U the only apple thus honored.
Spoiled Her Sisc? Word.
A I!tt!e girl of four yens was h ird
repeat vlly niurtliiirl'ig a Ion:; word.
l!-r father, thin!;!::.? to id a so he-,
tel.1 her the nieat'ing of it Siie hirst
in'o lo irs. At !,nt, with her mother's
a.;s:s:.i:i;-. the f.i''.ier l.virm-d the
tii vinins of her grief. "It was my word
that I put myself to sleep w:h. and
now you've spoil; it." M. Luue in
"An l-:::g!!;,hman'a C.is'l"."
FAILED TO MAKE THE SALE.
Characteristics of Sjrvians.
Servians in their good nature and
love of humor are said to remind trav
elers of the Irish peasantry. They are
hosj iiab!-' lo stran.vrs; their patriot
ism is vehement, almo.it quixotic, and
they take great Interest In politics.
Many of the domestics In the towns
and cities ciuite from abroad, as the
Servian girl is too independent for
Sidewalk Merchant Was Badly
Need of Lesson to Curb Ten
dency to Freshness.
Carey Johnson Lud'atn, the southern
philologist, in the course of a lecture
on "Neologisms" in Charleston, said:
"Another neologism Is 'salesman
ship.' The a.Uertising columns of the
j maalii"s have for several months
; abounded In this word. Schools of
' 'salesmanship.' books on 'salesman
ship.' secrets of 'salesmanship' why,
! one reads of nothing else."
i The aged scholar smiled.
"And speaking of schools of sales-man.-hiM,"
he said. "I hope lhat tho
salesman who accosted ine on my way
here tills evei.ing will lake la one of
I them an eight or nine years' course
I I'm sure lie needs It. This salesman.
I a shabby young man. laid his hand on
i my arm and said:
"'Say. friend, leninie sell c a liox
of this hero patent cement.'
"I shook oil his filthy paw.
"'Cement!' I sneered, annoyed at
his familiarity. 'What do I want with
"'Why,' cried the man, in apparent
surprise, 'ain't ye broke? Ye look it.'
IOs Angeles Times.
Spanish Executioner's Remorse.
A curious story comci from Seville. I
On Sunday night the loral executioner1
died, his death being due to remorse.
For several years he had not carried '
out any executions, but recently he
was summoned to Cordova to inflict ,
the final penalty on some .criminals.
The Impression made upon him was
so painful that he was unable to face
the ordeal when summoned to execute '
the last criminal condemned in Scille, j
and the sentence will have to be car
ried out by the Madrid executioner.
Intellect Ruled by Superstition.
A man more absolutely governed by
pure reason than Lord Macaulay could
not well be found, but In his diary he
refers to an afterdlnn r talk about
the feeling which Johnson had of
thinking one's self bound to touch a
particular rail or post and to tread In
the middle of a paving stone, and he
adds: "I certainly have this very
Knew Her "Mis3ts."
"Hadn't you better wash tho dishes
before we go?" said a man, who was
taking a hired girl out for a walk;
"your missis will be sure to see them
and scold you." "No. she'll not." re
plied the girl; "as soon as she learns
I am going out for the evening, she'll
Bpend all the time looking through my
Chinese Women Educated. I
l.i Ping Shu, president of the town
council of Shanghai, has provided
funds for the last three years for tha
Medical School for Women of thai
place. Recently six diplomas wort
granted women. There are 30 stu
dents, and the principal is a Chinese
woir.an who has had the higher eduea
tion herself. Two of tho six graduates
read essays in Knslish and the real Ir
their native language.
A New York woman has used a whip
Instead of tho divorce courts. She has
ruined her matrimonial future. Wash
Edison's New Wireless.
About seventeen years ago Thomas
A. Kdlson startled the world by carry
Ing on telegraphic communication be
tween a moving train anil stations
along the railroad without any wire
connection therewith. The system
employed was to mount a hoard cov
ered with tinfoil edgewise on the car
roof. The tinfoil formed part of a
local telegraph circuit, which Induct
Ively affected the telegraph wires
that paralleled the track, and In this
way the messages were made) to
"leap" from the train to the telegraph
! linos. The recent experiments on a
well known railroad w here messages
were exchanged between an operatoi
j on a fast-moving train and operators
in Toledo, Klkhart and Chicago were
i of a different character. The Hertzian
' waves were used, which transmitted
the messages directly to the receiving
stations, and not to the telegraph
wires along the track.
First Wire Hairpin.
The wire hairpin was first mad In
1 S 5 In England. Prior to that wooden
skewers were used.
Millions of Pins Dally.
The largest pin factory In the
world is at Birmingham. Knglan I. It
turns out 37,000,000 pins every day.
1 If you're willing to make the best of
it. you're not likely to get the worst
I A Piano Bargain
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PECULIAR IDEAS OF AUTHORS.
Varying Conditions Under Which the
World's Great Writers Did Their
Alexander Pope, who was Hie liter
ary pontiff of Ills time, thought best
when In bed. Whenever a tlioiiRht ;
tame to him lie would Jot It down on a j
snap of paper. Ills servant often
foiiinl bedelothes and floor covered
with white lilts containing aphorisms
which have now become hackneyed'
Victor Hiiro wrote "Lea Mlseraliles"
standing up, an altitude which Haw
thorne also assumed when he wroto
many of his romances.
One leg; thrown over the arm of a
chair or sitting on the arm of his sec-
retary's chair were Napoleon's favor
ite positions while dictating to Hour
rlenne. a iwmltlon which he vailed now
and then by pattlns that scribe on the
head or pulling his ears.
Sir Walter Scott rould while reclin
ing on a lounge dictate to two amanii- '
eiihes, who frequently had to stop writ
ing, so funny the dictated passages
seemed to them.
William Morris made one of his fa
tuous translations from the (Jreek
while riding on the steam ears. Walt
Whitman and Horace TraulH. original
In all things, were most original In the
position they took while thinking.
They were wont, so Mr. Traiibel says,
to climb upon a pile of lumber and He
down upon their hacks. In that way
each found out what tho otlxT'g Ir'st
Mis Photographic Plates Spoiled.
A new York photographer recently
.rimed, to his sorrow, that the gs
mantle emits a ray. He had stortd
away a large number of plates In a
dark place and Inadvertently left a
gas mantle near the plates. They re
mained In the place for a month, and
when the photographer took his plates
out he found all of them fogged. The
mantle contained thorium, a radio
active substance that penetrates a
cardboard plate hex as easily as tt
goes through glass. The man didn't
know this, hut now he knows better
than to leave gas mantles near his
Luxuries are those possessions
which are enjoyed chlelly and almost
solely because other people do not
have them. All other possessions are
necessities. If every one were a
ti'andard Oil magnate, It would be an
Insufferable bore, and It Is getting to
he almost, that anyway. Luxuries do
not connote comfort. On the con
trary, they connote litter. Indigestion,
gout and lassitude. Comfort comes
only from necessities. Life.
DESERVED RAISE IN SALARY.
Coming Down Easy.
Inquiries after the welfare of Pat
rick Conroy were answered by his
devoted friend. Terence Dolan. who
was at the Conroy's In the double ca
pacity of nurse uii'l cook. "No. he's
not dangerously hurt nt all," was Mr.
I o!an's reply to a solemnly whis
pered question at the door.
"We heard he had a bad fall and
was all broke to pieces," whispered
the neighbor. ,
" 'TIs a . big story you've heard,"
said Mr. Dolan, In his cheerful roar.
"Tlirue. b, f,.i (iffn die roof o' the
Firady Hi allies, win-re he was shingling
and he broke his lift leg, knocked out
a couple of teeth an. I broke his collar
bone. "Mind ye, If he'd have fell clear to
tho ground It might have hinted him
bad, hut sure there was a big pile of
shtones and old lumber that broke his
fall." Youth's Companion.
Wisdom In Old Adages.
"Strike when the Iron Is hot" and
keep it hot by striking. "Take time
while time Is, for time will away."
the Kngllsh say. The Spanish proverb
has It: "When the fool has made up
his mind the market has gone by."
The old l.atlnssald: "Opportunity has
hair in front, behind she Is bald; If
you seize her by the forelock, you may
hold her; but If suffered to escape,
not Jupiter himself can catch her
Herold's Book and Stationery Store !
Dealers in all kinds of Musical Merchandise. Violin. Guitar. P.anio and Mandolin strings and ;
The III (Matured Man. j
The Ill-natured man. though but of i
equal parts with the good-natured j
man. gives himself a larger field tr. I
expatiate In. Hn exposes those fall !
Ings In human nature which the oth
er would cast a wail over; laughs at
vices which the other either excuse?
or conceals; falls Indifferently upor
frienda or enemies; exposes the per
son who has obliged film : and, In
short, sticks at nothing that may es
tablish his character of a wit.
Interesting Analysis of 8now.
The London Lancet once made an
analysis of London snow on a week
day and on a Sunday. The Suni't y
snow showed roughly a fifth of the
amount of Impurltleg present In the
weekday t-now. Hut the most sign!
ficTiit difference was that while tho
veel,day i-now contained as much as
?.,.U r.ralns of sulphuric acid in ten
pounds the Sunday Htiow contained
Where Nell Gwynne Lived.
nretit house, standing on the hanks
of tho River Hrent at Brentford,
which was once the residence of Nell
Cwynne, is about to make way for
to modern villas. While residing
there Nell Cwynne often entertained
Charles II., and It Is said that he
onre rode his horse up the great oak
staircase London Dally News.
Theatrical Advance Agent Had Naal
Scheme That Brought Him
The value of the ability to know
.'aces and the names that go with them
!H a recognisable asset among sales
lien and all people who have dealings
with a large number of persons. An
idvance agent of a theatrical concern,
finding that he was not gifted that
way, hit upon a new scheme for help
ing mattcis along. Immediately after
leaving a town he card Indexed wery
man with whom he came In contact
reporters, hotel men, managers and
merchants. He wrote a short descrip
tion of their facial appearance, to
gether with some Incident which oc
curred while he was with them. Th
next, year, while on the train, he would
study the cards relating to the peopla
of the next town he was to visit. Tbe
result was that whenever he met a
man he saw the year before he would
say something like this:
"Why. hello, Jackson! The last time
I saw you we were still laughing; over
that fellow who slipped on the Ice with
a pall of milk in his hands. I hafa
thought of it a thousand times since."
A raise In salary greeted the ad
vance agent the next year, for he hail
every town his way long before th
show reached It.
. ;mr I.
Be Amiable and Retain Youth.
As a charming woman once said:
"To remain always young one must
he always amiable." A melancholy
face, a sullen, an evil look, is like com
ing In contact with winter; whereas a
serene face, a gracious air, a kind and
good expression, Is like a spring day,
and a smile on the lips like Its sun
shine. Sulky people, you may have
remarked, always appear to be ten
years older than they are. The face
grows wrinkled from contracting" the
brows; the mouth projects disagree
ably when sulking. Heboid beside the
portrait of the sullen woman the pie
tore of the sweet ami gracious woman;
all her features are in repose, her lips
form an adorable Cupid's bow. kind
ness softens her glance and goodness
Illuminates her brow. Perhaps she is
the elder, but she will always appear
young and charming.
The Religious Life.
A religious life Is not a thing which
spends Itself like a bright bubble on
the river's surface. It is rather like
the river Itself, which widens contlnu
ally and la never so broad or doep as
where It rolls Into the ocean of Kter
tilt y. Heecher.
Tarts. All late sheet muic, vocal and instrumental, on sale.
Back to Earth.
"Hvery c! Mid Ikh a silver lining.'
said the ready-made philosopher.
"Yes," an-iwer.-l Miss Cayenne
"Tlu cIdii.I-i are all rl;-ht. Hut ho
r.bou'. pocte-lb )o!u?"
"Satan Is represented as ruinln' r.ftiv
f.illis wlf a pitchfork," said I'm le
Kben, "when de truth is dat so many
folks Is pulllii' at his coat tails dat
he ain't k:nt lime to ch.H nobody."
Log Far Underground.
Wood 40 feet underground In a per
fect state of preservation was found
at the Alabang stock farm while bor
ing for the second artesian well there
The drill had penetrated to a depth of
400 feet and had Just been drillln
hard rock when It suddenly struck
log which was five feet In diameter
and In a perfect state of preservation
How the log could he so far under
ground anil underneath a ledge ot
rock In perfect condition Is a question
that Is puzzling the officials of the bu
reau of agriculture. Manila Time3.
Town Built of Meerschaum.
The town of Vallecas, In Spain. Is
almost entirely built of meerschaum.
Vallecas has on Its outskirts great
gunnies of a meerschaum too coarse
lor pli eniaklng, and a meerschaum
built town Is the result au tvory
whlto town that shines In tho Span-
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