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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (July 5, 1909)
TO SEND BACK SHIP'S SOUNDS.
Experiments with New Safety D:vice
for Fcggy Weather.
The United States government is ex-
W-Mimenting jn an Francisco hay
with a safety device for foggy weather
which is remarkable in tbe union-ness
of its idea. It Is nothing less 'ban a
fog buoy which will make no tnise of
Its own, but which will be expected to
catch the sound waves of a vessel'
whistle and echo them back across tha
The buoy, or structure, Is construct
ed of corrugated Irou sheeting, placed
on piles, and built in three wings
placed at different angles. Each wins
Is 32 feet square.
The idea was given birth accidental
ly. There has always been much
trouble in the upper part of San Fran
cIbco bay because the shore lights
cannot be seen when the weather la
bad. Filots and skippers began to no
tice, however, how clearly the corru
gated steel warehouses around Benicla
returned the sound of their whistles,
and for some time have been guidinj
their way along by the tchoes. The
government is confident that the new
buoys will act in the same manner.
Too Good a Story to Keep.
This woman was ill, or thought
she was, which came to the same
thing. Accustomed to the ministra
tions of the family physician, she
sent out a hurry call, but the medico
could not be located for tha moment.
She grew sick and Bicker with every
minute, and as a last resort, another
medical man wa sent for, a stranger,
but of high repute.
Iiefore he could respond, the family
physician turned up and cared for
his patient. He was not told that
another had been called in, and when
the second man arrived, the lady was
so flustered and nonplused by the
false position in which she found her
self that she sent down word she was
too ill to see the physician would he
He happened to mention the strange
Incident to the family physician, with
whom he maintains close relations,
and that is how the story leuked out.
"Don't you wish you were a boy
"Yes," answered Slrius Barker. "I
see a lot of people that make me wish
my dignity did not prevent me from
laying for them with a few dozen
When She Will Be Man's Equal.
Woman can can never hope to be
man's equal until, instead of exulting
when she hears of the fall of one of
her sisters, she honestly says to her
self: "Poor thing! It's too bad thai
she got found out"
i Hotter Than Ever
No relief you say? Oh yes there is. Just dr,op in and try one of
our delicious Soda Confections. Allow us to
suggest one of the following.
Chocolate Frappe )
Sundaes, any Flavor, So and 1 0e.
Ice Cream Soda with Crushed Fruit, So and 10c.
Remember, a 5c purchase is one vote in the diamond ring contest.
NEMETZ & CO.
Candymaksrs. Next to P. O.
To The Public
The prices of lumber and building material
of all kinds is lower at the present time than it
will be in the future. Large buyers, such as
the railroads and similar corporations, have be
gun to buy in large quantities, the result is the
lumber market has passed the low place and
prices are bound to advance. If you are ex
pecting to build it will pay you to BUY NOW.
Get prices from
F. M. RICHLY,
All Germicides Not Good.
Of late mir.y countries have been
mn'itn? official tests as to tha value id
germicides. As a result it is declared
that the ;;;ilillc should be careful in tho j
selection of a disinfectant, for there
are in tho market many which have I
no germicidal nctlua whatever. Frot
Hewlett , us a result of his tests, sayi
that not only is the public defrauded,
but there is also a grave danger intro
duced when a person believed he wai
using something which would totally
destroy germs and w.aa thereby lulled
into a sense of security when in reali
ty no sense of security was justified.
He claims that fcr many years past
sanitary authorities have been living
in a fool's paradise vainly imagining
that the fluids they have been sprtnk
ling around have been dealing death
and destruction to all germs and bac
terial Intruders. His advice is that
before buying a germicide the public
should insist on receiving with it a
copy of a report on Its value by a bac
teriologist or properly qualified medi
cal man of standing.
Improvement In Palestine,
Palestine's ancient wells, famous Id
history for centuries, are giving way
to pumping by modern engines and
outfits, particularly for watering gar
dens and orchards. There is a larga
demand for and import of pumps.
To Remove Ink from Brown Boots.
Rub well first with a solution of ox
alic acid, and then with a solution of
chloride of lime. Repeat the operntlon
if necessary, and finally polish with
any good brown boot polish.
New to Him.
"Why do you stay out so late every
night?" "I'm troubled with insom
nia." "What's that?" "Inability to
go to sleep." "Say, that's a bully ex-
Young Wife (sobbing) "I do have a
hard time keeping nouse." Mother
"What's the matter, dear?" Youtif;
vVlfe "The stove smokes In spite rf
all I can do, and so does my husbaifl "
Folly of "Touchiness."
Touchiness, when it becomes cn it. ri
le, is a morbid condition of the Inwt-.rtl
disposition. It is self-love inflamed
to the acute point. Drummond.
Too Serious for Sport.
In Canada business dominates .".port
Figure it all out, and you will find
that Canada's motto is "Sport for boy3,
business for men." Canadian Cour'er.
London's Coldest Day.
December 25, 17!)d, is recorded oi
the coldest day ever known in fondon,
when the thermometer registered H
degrees below zero.
l Celery Phosphate
- Claret Phosphate
( Fruit Phosphate
I Violtt Frappe
IH 1.1 Cf
FORTRESS A MARVEL
GIBRALTAR IS KIGHTLY CCNSID-
ERED IMPREGNABLE. !
Hard to Imagine How Any Attacking
Fleet Could Live In the Avalanche !
Shct That Could
Poured en It.
"An enemy's fleet could be sent to
tho bDttoui in ten minutes before get
ting within flvo miles of Gibraltar; ,
not even a torpedo-bout could succeed
in entering the bay unobserved ou the !
blackest night!" That sums up the
opinions of the most eminent naval
experts as to the Impregnability of
the worrld'8 greatest fortress.
. Dut disappointment awaits the
sightseeing visitor. The rock, though
barren, is covered with luxuriant veg
elation; not a fort prominent; not a
gun to be seen even with the most
liowerful glasses; no discernible am
munition magazines; no strongholds;
only a peaceful, prosperous harbor
and a sleepy, straggling town.
It is night and the maneuvers are
on. Swift-playing searchlights trans
form the bay into a sheet of shimmer
ing silver, upon which are seen ma
jestic British warships and elongated
flying shadows the torpedoes. Guns
answer guns out of every conceivable
crevice and corner, blending in one
deafening uproar, while scores of
shells plow the wr.ter fur miles
Sentries are everywhere; infantry
parties crouch in the shadows; hun
dreds of gunners stand ready behind
hundreds of guns In these mysterious
labyrinths hewn out of the solid rock
"the galleries;" the vicious barktng
of the Maxim guns gives contrast to
the deep-toned baying of these mam
moth pieces of ordnance, the mere
report of which cracks stone roofs
and bursts doors and whole windows.
Could any fleet live through the mur
derous hall of gigantic shells?
Gibraltar never sleeps. Hy day and
night two perfectly equipped slgual
stations, proudly flaunting Britain's
flag of ownership, unceasingly sweep
the seas around to a distance of Sf
teen miles on a clear day, instantly
reporting the coming and going of
each vessel. Sentries guard all the
prominent forts, magazines and gate
ways; gunners sleep beside their
guns; engineers are ever ready beside
the powerful searchlights.
Modern "needle" guns, the finest In
Europe, are Installed on all the most
prominent points. They are unreach
able from the sea, even as they are
undiscernlble, owing to the skill with
which they are painted and draped
to match the surrounding vegetation,
while huge screens drop automatically
before them as each shell is flred.
They have a range of fifteen miles
and could drop shells on Ceuta, in
Africa, opposite, quite comfortably!
One gun weighs 110 tens and is capa
ble of throwing a shell weighing three
quarters of a ton! In that marvel ol
engineering under great difficulties,
the galleries, are concealed guns for
every day in the year!
These galleries are divided into
three sections, entry to which Is
guarded, while one is closed even to
high officers, containing preserved
stores, munitions of war, rain water
(for Gibraltar has no springs) and a
complete condensing plant all calcu
lated to outlast a siege of seven years.
The firing is the most mathemat
ically perfect Imaginable. The sur
rounding waters are mapped out into
squares, upon which certain guns are
kept ready trained, so that It Is al
most impossible to miss. During prac
tice targets are towed across the bay,
the object being to .hit the water a
few yards in advance of them.
Making Change in New York.
A thin little man with a long beard
and a big bundle boarded a Second
avenue car at Fifth street the other
day, and when the conductor came
around handed up a $1 bill and asked
for a transfer to the Fourteenth street
The conductor handed the passen
ger a half dollar, a quarter and three
dimes. The thin little man saw the
three dimes and quickly thrust his
change in his picket. He didn't wait
until the car got to Fourteenth street,
but alighted at Eighth street. When
he had gone a passenger said to the
"You gave that man three dimes In
stead of two."
The conductor did not smile, but
"Did I? Well, he'll have a devil ol
a time getting rid of the half dollar."
New York Sun.
Turkish Women In Uphill Fight.
In Constantinople a few better-class
women are "feeling their way" In re
gard to dress, but, like all pioneers,
they suffer for the cause. If the cus
tomary heavy black veil is thinner, if
the hair has an appearance of being
puffed out beneath Its covering, if the
rich silk mantle Is cut to show the
slender form or more mature curves
of Its wearer, she Is Immediately an
object of much attention and remark
from Turk and Christian.
His Definition of Echo.
A little, boy was amusing himself by
hallooing, then listening for the echo.
"What la tho echo; mamma?" he
asked. 1 1 is mother attempted to ex
plain, foellnc all tho while how inade
quate her explanation was. The lUU
f. llow trotted along at her bM-. h.ilont
for some minutes, .then his eyes Jell
upon his shadow.
"Oh, I know what echo is," h ex
claimed Joyfully; "It's the shadow ol
THOSE DEAR GIRLS
AND THE RUDE CROWD AT THE
. TICKET OFFICE.
Age cf Chivalry Surely Dead When
Men Cbieet Mi.tina Their
J - -" 3
Trains to Accommodate Fair
It was one of the branch offices of a
Dig railroad. As the man ahead of her
Iherw down his money, grabbed his
ticket and disappeared, she fluttered
up to the counter.
"I want to get my trunk checked,
"Let me see your ticket, miss."
"0, Clare, we, forgot to get my
ticket," turning to the girl with her.
"So we did. Now we will have to
go all the way back."
"You can get your ticket here, miss."
"0, Clare, I can get my ticket here.
Isn't it lovely?"
"Just happened to have a few odd
lots on hand," grinned s'me brute be
uind her. "It's bargain day, you know.
All tickets reduced to fUS!"
"What does thut rude creature
"I don't know, dear. Don't pay any
attention to him."
"Where t.i, miss?" Inquired the
ticket agent at this point.
"O, I wait a moment. Clare, 1
never thought atwut that Would you
get a round trip? You know the How
ards may only be in New York a week,
and I may go on with them to Pitts
burg. They have been begging me to
for weeks, but If Mabel's wedding
should come off by the 30th, I'll wunt
to go to that. I shouldn't be a bit sur
prised though if she postponed It
"Round trip, miss?" asked the ticket
agent again, while the waiting line of
men and women stood on tho other
"O, Clare, what would you do? I
am wild to go to Pittsburg with tho
"And we are wild to have you go,"
suddenly yelhnl a man at the extromo
end of the line, whose train left in 20
"Try Pittsburg," yelled another
voice. "You have to change every
thing there every hour or so, and you
can Include your mind without any ex
"Oh. no," shrieked another frantic
Individual, "go to Mabel's wedding. I
am dying to have you go. What, Ma
bel?" "Clare, did you ever see such dread
ful people. I shall report you at the
main office," and she glared at the
"Yes, miss," returned that individual
In an expressionless voice.
"No, single," haughtily.
''What' lime?" The next 'call Is b
tween 11 and 12."
"Oh, my trunk isn't packed yet. I
could never get it ready In that time."
"Next call between 3 and 4."
"Very well, have the man call for
my trunk at 3, thin I can take the 2
"You would not have your check,
"Why not? I can get the check when
the man comes for my trunk."
"Hut you won't be there if you go
on the 2 o'clock train and ho doesn't
come until 3."
"Oh." A long pause.
"Clare, I won't be there. What
Bhall I do? Do you think I could get
my trunk ready by 12? You know
they never come when they say they
"I think you could, dear. I'll pack
one tray for you and we'll phone for
Helen to come and help us, and"
"Say, look here," shouted an excited
person In the rear, whose hair was
standing wildly on end and whose
eyes appeared to be endeavoring to
sever their connecting links with his
face. "I've got Just 20 minutes to
make my train in, and it's a matter of
140,000 to me if I lose it. Now if
'Clara' and her friend will retire for a
few moments and decide these mo
mentous questions the rest of us can
get our tickets before she has time to
change her mind again."
"Clare, I'll not stay here another
moment and bo Insulted. I shall not
get my ticket at this office, and I shall
certainly report you, sir, at headquar
ters. I will never go on this road
.gain and I shall tell all my friends
bow I have been treated, and see that
they ake their custom elsewhere."
and then she and Clare swept haught
ily frpm the office, while the crowd
As the two disappeared the ticket
agent winked at the crowd, and then
began throwing out tickets and mak
ing change, as each man yelled his
lestination, tossed him his money and
matching. his ticket sprinted out of
the door with his coat tails standing
aut straight and his suit case citting
I long Streaks out of the atmosphere.
Knowing Child Mamma v punched
me for something I hadn't done yes
terday. Auntie That's rnlher unjust. Are
Knowing Child Yes, she punished
me '.lecause I hadn't dono my K's
A Soft Answer.
'09- -What did you toll your Uiher
v.hen lw asked you if you indulged?
'12 Told him I took only ginger ale
'0D Thought a soft answer would
turn away wrath, ch? .... .
j Pra.ikk of Politicians.
Albany is infested with practical
I Jekers who make the telephone the
j rhlef Instrument of to;ti;rt At four
j o'll 'ck one morning Asse'tildyman
; i!n-, chairman of the assembly com-
mlttee on canals, was called out of
I b.'d. The conversation was in this or
"This jou. Col ne? Were you asleep?"
"No, no; I was plnlng bridge whist
out on the lawn tennis court."
"Well, we dislike to disturb you, but
we have an argument down town. One
man says you are tho best authority
in these parts on canals. Is that
"Well, I consider myself pretty good
in the daytime, but I don't care to be
pulled out of bed and asked to dlsrusB
canals at four o'clock In tho morn
ing." "You're a little sensitive, is that
"Sensitive nothing; don't you think
a man has a right to be a little sensi
tive over such a trick as this?"
"Hut you're not angry?'
"No, I'm delighted."
"Well, what we wanted to know la
this: Is there any statute prohibiting
member of the legislature from tak
ing a bath in any portion of tho Kilo
canal which Is not used for drinking
What .Mr. Colne said then will never
be printed. New York Herald.
Has Many Manufacturing Plants.
Few persons ever think of New
York being a manufacturing city, but
It has about 70,000 manufacturing
Take a rest; a field that has rest 4
Elves a beautiful crop. Ovid.
A common danger produces unan
imity. The Japanese Footfall.
On? of the odd thing.; which strikes
one In Japan Is the footfall, so differ
ent from the sound made by shoe
leather, filling the ears in say a
crowded station In Tokyo with its
European looking trains, platforms,
ticket offices, bookstalls and other
The musical clicking noise of the
wooden sandals or clogs, which arc
worn out of doors by all classes of
Japanese and which are raised above
ihe ground nt varying heights, accord
Ing to the state of the roads, Is one of
the most characteristic bits of detail
of the country, and any picture after
ward recalled to the mind has this
cllj!ety clink, clinkety clink, as a
We have more "time'' than we really
need, so propose to divide it with our readers.
We still have on hand nineteen clocks like the
illustration above. These little time keepers
stand about 9 1-2 inches high, are handsomely
finished in oxidized copper, are fitted with
alarms, and are excellent timekeepers in
every respect. If you want one renew your
subscription for a year in advance and send
us one new subscriber. Or, if preferable, re
new your own subscription and pay r0 cents
for the clock. This clock would sell regularly
for $1.50 or $1.75. Order early as only a few
Way to Make the Most cf Life.
A well regulated mind, a dignified
Independence of tho world, and a wis
preparation to possess one's soul I a
patience whatever clrcumBtancoa may
exist. Is in the power of every m-n.
and Is greater wealth than that cf th
Indies, and greater honor than Cr-esar
vcr acquired. Timothy Dwlght.
A Y;vng Artist.
Two gentlemen meeting onn da ro
the street stcod Idly talking wh?n on
said to the other: "Say, Ed, I wltti
you could sec thit little fiveyeftroM
ghl of mlr.e riruw. Say, she dmw
fce:i this morning, and It vus so nat'ji'
dl thut when rl-.t- threw it It: tho wait,
basket, It laid tl:cro.'' JudSe.
The First Chlcker.j.
It Is gcnei ally understood tUat tl:
tncistry of tho (hlckei tribe may h
tiacrO t: the Janslo fowl of India. All
cf tho various varieties of our domc.v
tic fvi.vls have bocn produceiL it l
claimed by l ho uuihorltles ou tha sut
Ject, from the wild f jwl of India.
Feminine Lack cf Logic.
Tell a wife that mery are i;elflsb.h
wi:i readily acquiesce. Flut tell that
t::n.c wom.:n that by spoiling her t.
--.vhethcr la (ho nursery or at
or university she l-i sowing tho j; -t!
of tgr.tl.vn, iho will glvo you aa c mt
pl.ii'ic di-ui:; t?ar.
Worth cf Adversity.
Ho Oiat h:ui never known ndvrslsy
Is but half acquainted with Mu neif
r.r with ctlu'va. L'i :isl ant succor's tiiov
us hut line s!d) of life. T'.ere lu n
merit which wo may wlu Ly our nil
This mny be an age when time la
money, but first reflect on the number
of useless quotations which vve sail
each other every day, and to whicfc
we neither receive nor expect an
swei's. Madrid Mundo.
Laying Up Treasure.
No man" lays up treasure in heaves
until ho quits dodging taies on earth.
Justice vs. Iniquity.
It Is Joy to tho Just to do Judgment;
but destruction shall be to the work
ers of Iniquity. Proverbs 21:15.
Where the Disgrace Lies.
Disgrace is not In the punisDmseL. ,
but In the crime. Alflori.
The Greedy Caterpillar. '
The caterpillar each month etafefea
weighing 6.000 times Its own weight
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