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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (July 1, 1909)
The Season Is ADDroachino
The threshing season is near and the time to eet a threshing rig is now. A J. I. CASE Separator
will beat anything else you can get in the threshing line. The CASE Machine represents a lifetime
spent in building threshing machinery. There is no guesswork or slipshod methods used in the con
struction of a CASE. Machine. There is no improvement put on a machine without being thoroughly
tested by the factory and not by the customers as some makes are. The CASE Engine is the peer of
any traction engine on earth. Its simplicity, efficiency and durability makes it have greater power for
the rated horsepower than any other engine rated the same. It will pay to investigate Case Machinery
and you will find that we make no idle boasts. Send or call for catalogues and rates.
M, E. MANSPEAKER
Attention Farmers and Stock Raisers!
Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Hog Salvet or medi
cated Salt is the best remedy for all kinds of
stock to make them tat well and aid digestion
and also a blood builder. If not satisfied with re
sults money refunded. Sold at the feed store of
I J. V. EGENBER6ER
PL ATTS MOUTH, NEBRASKA.
If you haven't painted yet be sure to
see us before you do. We
are agents for
f Patton's Sun
Also get our price on
Oil and Lead before
you start that job.
GESC & CO.
Marathon In Uganda.
Fever for long distance races has
spread all over the world. Recently
they held one In far-off Uganda. It
was from Entebbe to Kampala. No
one around here, may know much
about Entebbe and Kampula, but they
are 26 miles apart.
Although the staple diet of the
natives consists of bananas and pota
toes, the men often show great stay
lng power over long distances when
carrying letters, and It was hoped that :
the Olympic time might be beaten.
This was not so, however, as the win
ner took three hours and three mln-!
utes over the course, being closely fol
lowed home by the second, and third ;
men. When, however, It Is considered
that they were untrained, that they j
finished fresh enough to leap and run ;
about, that the cyclists merely patrolled j
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 Bhower, no one
will deny the men's ability. It la
amusing to note that three of the
runners carried umbrellas and that
the winner on finishing danced about
Balying that he was a very fine fellow i
and knew how to run well.
DEW PONDS OF THE ANCIENTS.
A Highland minister, who was
rather a pompous gentleman, came to
a shepherd's house to baptize a child.
"A- you prepared?" he asked the
"Ou ay, munnlster; I have got a
grand ham for tea."
"I mean spiritually prepared," thun
dered the cleric.
"Af coorse I am; oh, yes. I got twa
bottles o' first-class whisky from the
Inn," replied the Imperturbable Celt.
Red Cotton Bug India's Pett.
One of the most destructive as well
as one of the most offensive pests that
afflict the planters of India Is the red
cotton bug. The insect has been re
ported as a cotton pest from every
part of the country, its presence is
detected by the offensive odor.
Description of Prehistoric Method of
Obtaining Water Supply.
One of the prehistoric methods used
in securing a -vater supply In sections
where It was Impossible to secure It
from natural sources, or where It be
came necessary to live on elevated
territory for defense was by the con
struction of dew ponds. These dew
ponds were made by hollowing out
the earth for a space far in excess of
the apparent requirements of such a
pond, then thickly covering the whole
of the hollow with a coating of straw.
The straw In Its turn was covered by
a layer of well chosen, finely pud
died clay, and the upper surface of
the clay closely strewn with stones.
Such a pond will gradually become
filled with water, the more rapidly the
larger It is, cren though no rain may
fall. During the warmth of a summer
day the earth will store a considerable
amount of heat, while the pond, pro
tected from the heat by the noncon
Juctlvlty of the straw, Is at the same
lime chilled by the process of evapora
tion from the puddled clay. The con
sequence Is that during the night the
moisture of the comparatively warm
air is condensed on the surface of the
cold clay. As the condensation during
the nights Is In excess of the evapora
tion during the day, the pond becomes,
night by night, gradually filled. Fopu-
Meteors Add to Earth's Weight
The meteors which fall upon the
arth In vast numbers every year add
their weight to the earth. Thus the
tarth Is Increasing a minute quantity
tn weight each year, but not enough
to be perceptible In thousands
of years. Except for the escape of
light gases from the atmosphere there
la no known way In which tho earth
an lose weight.
Rich Roast Beef
After all there is nothing so good as a
good ROAST cooked well. We have the
knack of cutting and tying up a roast
that makes it cook well and taste well.
Send orders in by either phone.
Kunsman & Ramge y
New York's Costly Plant.
Central park In New York city la
assessed at the valuation of $215,000,
000. not for the purpose of taxation,
but so as to show the amount of real
estate value that Is exempt from
Hp "Nothing could ever come be
tween us, could it donr?" She "I can't
think of a single thlijp. unless I should
happen to Wonie engaged to some
other ninn before we get married."
Chinese Idea of Government
Here is a Chinese Idea of prosperity
In a nation: When the sword Is rusty,
the plow bright, the prisons empty, tho
granaries full, the steps of the tempi
worn down and those of the law courts
grassgrown, when doctors go afoot,
the bakers on horseback, and the men
of letters drive In their own car
riages, then the empire is well gov-irned.
In George Washington's Time
A certain father who Is fond of put
ting his boys through natural history
examinations Is often surprised by
their mental agility. He recently asked
them to tell him "what animal is sat
isfied with the least nourishment.''
"The moth!" one of them shouted,
confidently. "It rats nothing hut i
holes." Youth's Companion.
There was no talk of adulteration and grocery stores
sold only staples-table delicacies were few and far
between. Well, this store for one is old fashioned as
to its ideas of purity, new style in that it has on hand
the best of everyihing for the table brought from the
marts of the world. We would like to name you
among our patrons.
H. M. SOENNICHSEN
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