The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, September 02, 1909, Image 2

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    n. 0. WAITERS, Bulne Manijcl
Swan, Only Being Cooked for Two
Days, Was Not Very Palate
able Eating.
Ono of tlio most annoying (hint;
about swans 1a Hint they live to an
extremely great nge, und t lint It Is
impossible for the ordinary observer
to guess what their ycurs may bo.
President Giover Cleveland once had
an amusing experience with some
swans, according to a writer In the
American Magazine, llo had been In
tho south, shooting, nnd brought home
a number of wild swans, ono of which
ho sent to each member of his cabi
net and to some other associates.
"All tho boys." said Mr. Cleveland,
thanked nio politely for having re
membered them, but none of them
seemed to. have much to say how they
enjoyed tho birds.
"Carllslo, I found, had his cooked
on a night when he was dining out.
Another, when I asked hliu, Bald he
hoped I wouldn't mind, but he had
sent his home to his old mother. Thur
ber didn't mention his bird at all for
two days. Finally I asked him about It.
"Thurber, did you get that swan
all right?'
"'Yes, sir, oh, yes, I got the swan
all right, thank you,' and ho bent over
- his desk and seemed very busy.
" 'Fine bird,' I snld.
'"Yes, sir, fine bird,' and he went
on working.
'"Knjoy eating him, Thurber?'
"IIo waited a minute, and then he
said, 'Well, sir, I guess they didn't
cook him right at my house. They
only cooked him two days, and be
went on working without cracking a
A "Mite."
Tho dlncultlefl experienced by our
forefathers In trying to reckon money
In very small proportions uppeur in
the various values given to a "mito"
in the sixteenth and seventeenth cen
tury books of commercial arithmetic.
The original "mite" seems to have
been a third of a Flemish penny, but
the use of the word for the widow':?
coin of tho New Testament made Its
regular English meaning half a farth
ing, and some old peoplo may remem
ber applying the namo to the short
lived nineteenth century coins of that
value. In those old arithmetic book?
"mite" stands for various values not
represented by actual coins, but ob
viously used In reckoning. A work
of Kofi makes It one-twelfth of a pen
ny, two sixteenth century books one
sixth of a farthing, and In 1C71
Jenke's arithmetic made It as little
as one sixty-fourth of a penny.
The Jeweler's Diagnosis.
"Can you tell mo what'B the matter
with this watch?" Inquired the Aver
age Looking Man anxiously.
The jeweler stuck a dice box in his
eye and glanced at the Instrument's
Innards. Then he looked up.
"You find It necessary to shake t
real hard every now and then to start
it going, don't you?" he Inquired.
"That's right."
"And you find that it gets dusty,
don't you Tcrhaps you don't blow
hard enough on tho works?"
"Oh, yes, I do every day."
"Well, well! Rut are you careful
to start the balance wheel going with
a toothpick every hour or two?"
"Yes, I do that, too."
"And in spite of all your precau
tions. It needs about live dollars'
worth of repairs. It's very strange."
For the jeweler possessed u dry an 1
sarcastic wit.
A Bear Just Misses Revenge.
Herman Russell, a fanner of Hud
son township, had n thrilling escape
from a den of bears the oilier day,
says a Royne City (Mich.) dispatch
to the Chicago Inter Ocean. 'While,
driving along the road his watchdog
scouted a cub and Herman, seeing
the little fellow, decided that it would
make a good pet.
He accordingly wt .i over to the
cub, but when he attempted to pick
him up he was confronted by a big
mother bear, who put up light. Her
man took to the first tree, which wis
a small sapling. Mrs. Hruln sized up
the situation. then deliberately
gnawed the sapling until It broke.
Russell was saved by falling Into
the branches of a larger tree.
Many Women Are Illiterate.
There arc aid to be between 70
and 80 per cent, of illiterate women
in the provinces In Italy south ol
Home. Above litis line many lntelll
gent women nre engaged In profes
slonal work nnd are highly educated
Tho feminist movement in Italy I?
going very slowly owing to this fad,
but a royal ociumlssion has recently
been engaged In studying it, and there
U hope for the future in the minds
of those Interested.
Peter Thorn's Thistle.
Peter Thorn of llarre lias a Scotch
thistle in his gavden which has
reached ov r eight, feet in height. Tut
seed from which the thistle wai
grown was obtained from thistle!
grow nig on the. grave of Robert Hurno.
Deerlleld Valley Times. '
i .
Enormous Sum Spent on Roads.
Mr. John Hums stated In tho parlia
mentary papers that the cost of main,
talnlng and cleansing the public roads
of London In tho year l!n7-'0S wm
1,469.2111. London Mail
Most Modem Prejudice
Malidned wife4nMoihcr
By IILL1.N OLDliril)
ll'l Cl,
l!M''j.J't -Oil' il
r-li Uli
is u. d ;i-v
I A "3 "" r'"""' "r
5 bJ!'"'; S 11 "nail i. (I nun should h
Pjjj viJ'''- 0n 'I"' eonlnivv, (jnile. Xo man should, surely no seii
" "'iR. mam- tli.- daughter of nnv woman whom he
"" "i'fjiii. j. - . -
upon terms h aiiiily.
ol.l irov-rl, truthfully,
nio.-t of the whi. siv. whii-li have
of our aiueior.
.Moreover, when a man und his
ahvay.s will l;e found thai lie. nnd
stamlaril ex. cji ion-; e the rule that
As a rule, women nio .Icm-. d
the iiiatchniakiii'
liomuiie inoiiier-in-law. It utter marriage it
i it i i t ......
not all that Ihe vim's mother vi.-h. d for and i-icl, she usually is
an.'.ious that in the y. of the world il should apjiear satisfactory and
lo thin end carnc-ilv aiid smadl'a-ih n end.-avors to show her son-in-law
in the most 1'avoraUe liuht to on t i 1 rs.
Where a nmlrimoiiial (iinnvi mil he traced to a mother-in-law, it
almost always is r.ol tl;e wife
w to hiiiiiie.
"Your son is uuir son (id he e-fts him a wife.
I'.ut your dau-I.ter's oiir daughter all the days of her life.''
The sent im nt cmlodied in th s.' lin-s is one which deeply U in
grained in the hearts of MiiHii. It is ijiieer. luil true, that while mo.t
women are willing, v. i s:iv linxiou-', f have iheir daulilirs nuinv
there seatvely (an he found s: 1 1 v who ihink- that any oilier woman is uile
P'od enough for her son. The vast imijoriry of mothers feel moiv or h -
jealousy of their sons' wives. Mf.-l of then hide this jealousy as hc-t
they can, uiiiiiv of iIk ni (onliidly welcome the woman of their son's
choice, hut to win tl i1 heart of In r hu.-hund's mother a wife must do her
whole duty, nor epn loier.i! imi of mi-takes still h-s
of tiii-deeds. It n.-iially is ihe ui-ic that u s,)ii-in-hiw
will he forgiven mu h. w hile :i iht ii;!it( r-in-hnv sti'icllv
i held to account.
The prejudi;e ieainst nioi In rs-'m-hnv is a mod
ern one, for which Thackeray larp'ly i-i responsihle.
The nio'tjiers-in-law whom he portiMys are drawn with
htmphhuk and acid, and it is dilli. to see how anv
man. though endowed with t!:e patience of do!i, could
dwell in jteace and harmony villi such women as tho-
vhom lie inlliehd npo:i ('live. Xewcome, and
Fresh Air
s'ead. 'J'h.c chest mid stomach leeonie
si router, do their vor'i hetter und the jjood work continues, w ith con
tiinied iractiee. throughout the entire system.
Water helps the stomach to essimilate the food and helps the how
els to eliminate the waste, dims one im.hihcs oxygen hv vnter and hv
deep hrealhin.!! a doiihle heiielit.
Airain. (old-wai- r halliiu,' .u'nily, adeipiatcly. correct Iv shocks (that
is stimulates) ihe hi:rish nerves, iheivhy causing ihein to do their work
properly. Their work is in stimulate endi muscle and oran of the
hody. Nerves, as will as hloo-1 vessels, heionn' closed, dulled and die
from lack of air, water, food (oxygen) and rest.
Sometimes excessive la! is cuusnl hv eating fruits, candies and fool
hctwecn meals. Tin: stomach, liver, heart, veins nnd nerves must he
'iven time to rest, heenne ,!ean ,-ind jjtow hungry iirain heforo heing fed.
I do all this myself and am siroii-' and healthy, stronger than the
average man of mv si.e.
In Turkey
have dental engines of
for filling luili. hut the greater uimiher of dentists conline themselves
to nillinp teeth and making aitili' i,d sets. Such an appliance as ti mod
ern ndjustahle dental .hair is not known, an ordinary house chair an
swering the purpose. Where teeth are to he pulled only, the harher den
tists in the villages re pi ire their patients to sit on the ground, as in this
manner a stronger rip -may Ik secured upon the aching molar.
There seem to he no dentul colleges in the empire and a person de
siring to hecome a dentist must lit himself ns best he can, enorally hv
attaching hiniself to a juaclicin-- dentist and reading such treatises or
the suhject as he may fret hold of. There is no reulnr hoard of denial
surgeons he fore which the i ant must appear for examination.
In line with ollur improvements the dental profession will Is
placed on a higher hasis nnd a luoivrifrid examination will he required.
Also schools for the proper ieachinir id' the profession w ill he established.
:,n- are : inu.-li and so M-r-;;;
iii'ili.-r.-in-!uw. Wliv tlii-
t.) ,--!v. There reallv seems to lie
''"'i"' n u''".v milurnl slate of
- elmiitv touarl; the mother ,f 1,1
M - i i, kii wiioiii ne count not nssocia'o
"Like mother, Pkc ihui'hlciv' says th-
too. and villi l'"ver except ions than
cnn... ,o !'i u from the experience
mother-in-law d.i n.. alliliule it almo-l
no' .-he is Id hlume. Such cases ive
ii two to nud.e a iiarrel.
to have their dmu'liters marrv well;
her is as common a Mihjecl f..r juke as is the ohj"
out that the match is
mother. I.nt the other mother-in-law who
.I f ;?V
"-'Ci " flat
Always have tho window up. or el
down fiern tin- lop, hut never let the hreeze
Mow dinetly ruros.s the hed when you utv
sleeping. Jl chilis the Mood, which stop
its free ciiMihi! io'i, t Ii us jjiviinx disease a
Deep hrcalhiiie; feeds the I lood w ith
oween. cools the system and carries o'
. .irhoiiie in id iis. w hich is poison. Car
honic acid jjas cnahs ;. at , thus iausin
fat. Tat is d"piierated muscle. Tim.
d.e) hivathinir kills fat. in and ahoiit the
(host and heart and creates muscle in it-
"Cut your hair, pull your teeth. Pull
" , -ii- ticih. Ii otir shoes."
That is the esteem in which the dental
profe-sion is held in many parts of Tur
hcv. lit the interior country the practice of
dentistry could hardly he called n profes
s: .ii. The person who follow the callin?
are freipiently li.irhers, who pull -teeth ie
t omieelion with their fonsorial occufiul ior
iuid I have occasionally met a shoi'makcr
who carried on the dental profession as
a side line.
Some few dentists in the larger cities
power pattern and u small of tools
i ra
(I t
Pattern for Japanese Matting Sewing
Diagram of Bottom, and Thumb
Ono must have an attractive basket
ji which to cany the mending and the
sewing outfit, not a mere trifle of la
cey straw and pink ribbon bow3 de
signed to hold a wisp of embroidery
and o scrap of silk, but a good, gen
erous, well-fitted sewing basket, large
nnd strong enough to hold pieces of
mending, though nt tho same time
dainty, cool-looking nnd light to carry.
A tilo matting basket fills these re
quirements to the letter. Tilo mat
ting is a Japanese material made from
shavings of the fir tree. It i3 extreme
ly light weighty though strong, and
the texture Is ..most, artistic. The
weave is very attractive, and well
suited to basketry. It is 30 inches wide
and U sold at CO cents a yard. One
half yard Is required for the basket
and cover. The other materials need
ed nre one-quarter pound natural col
or ratlla, nt rive rents, and ono quar
ter pound each of black, old rose nnd
green raffia, at tr cents. The dyed
ratlia is CO cents a pound. A square of
medium heavy pasteboard may be pur
chased for five cents, nnd n package
of raflla needles for ten cents.
The pattern of one side of the hex
agonal basket Is given 6x5 inches.
When the 6lx sides are cut out of the
matting stitch the edge nil around on
the sewing machine or with n dose
back stitch to keep the edge firm. Six
more sides are to be cut from tho
pasteboard, then marked off according
to tho Inside line on the pattern. The
center of the pasteboard squares nre
cut out, leaving a frame for the e:lgo
of tho matting. This frame is placed
around the edge of the matting, basted
on, and then overstlfched with the
natural color rnlRn. The sketch at the
right of the basket shows the process
clearly. -
The next step is to make the bot
tom and cover of the basket, each to
Lavish Use of Violet Recommended by.
One Girl Who Is Satisfied with
the Result.
So many girls ask whnt Is that In
describably dainty odor which others
of their sex shed around them nowa
days. It's not a positive perfume, only
just tho most refining sweetness imag
inable. It Is violet, simple violet, but
violet in everything, perfume, Ratchets,
perfumed flannels for tacking in dress
linings, tooth wash, hair tonics, bath
tablets, everything.-
This Is the recipe given by n chem
ist for the woman who would be not
only as fair ns the rose, but radiate
an odor equally sweet. And in spite
of the fad for stronger and more pow
erful perfumes, girls of refinement still
use nothing but violet.
Perfume of any sort should never be
used profusely. There should lie Just
a suspicion of the odor clinging about
the garments, and this is only obtained
by the use of satchets placed where
gowns nre hung or places where under
clothes are kept.
Many Kinds of Cuffs.
The choice of a cuff is as broad as
the choice of u collar. The cheaper
variety of shirt waists have the
straight stiffened cuff, cut like the one
on a man's shirt, nnd held together
with link buttons.
It la far prettier, however, to avoid
this sign of a cheap w aist and put on
narrow turnover cuffs, or wrinkle the
uleeves over the wrist nnd finish with
n tiny edge of lace; then fasten with
lace buttons.
A New Coiffure.
Tho flat casque coiffure is becoinlug
more genernl nnd Is very noticeable,
for a small, tightly dressed head among
so many that nre generously nldcd by
extraordinary curls and braids stands
out with distinction.
Basket. Also Detail of Sketch Used,
Sketch of the Completed Article.
be a perfect hexagon, which may b?
drawn out on the pasteboard by wU
lug a circle 12 inches In diameter wi;h
a six-inch radius. Then it Is a simple
matter to mark off the sides, each six
inches, as bhown in tho diagram at th
left of the basket. These two ln-.a-gons
are made, wiih their pasteboard
frame, exactly a:? the sides were made.
N'ext trace on the design, which is
to be embroidered in railia, in wido
strands. Tho raffia works better if
very slightly dampened. The dexign 1
on the Indian order, hence tho coiora
found on Indian basketry will bo n.ost
effective, the points and central figure
old rose, tho wide bands at eliiier t-lde
of the central figure and tho groan
of graduated single lines green, and
the remaining spots black. The em
broidery is done in utraight-across
stitches, making it appear as if woven
in. If one prefers, the embroidery
may be omitted, leaving just a plain
basket with the over-stitching: of nat
ural railia and the pockets inside of
gay flowered silk. The embroidery,
however, Is well worth while, for It
ndds to tho beauty of the basket.
The last step in the construction of
the basket is to rew the sides togeth
er, sew on the bottom and attach the
cover, all of which is done villi long,
strong needlefuls of rafHa in mat,
small stitches.
The fastener is a bit of reed p it
through th; matting and fastened on
the buck, nnd the little loop U a bit
of narrow reed buttonholed over with
a line strand of railia and fastened
firmly through the edge of the cover.
The pockets for spools of thread and
sll!:, darning outfit and glove Land
ers, and the scissors-strap, needle
book, emery and all such i.eccsseries
are attached to ihe raflla binding so
that no stitches show on the outside
of the basket.
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An extremely dainty Jacket Is rhown
here; It Is carried out In while cicpe
de chine, trimmed with lace Inst riiou,
tho pattern of which Is delle.itrly out
lined with gold thread; th.f fm-tenir,;
Is nt the left side of front, under the
Insertion, which forms n looio lnug
Iiik- strap, finished by litile r.old ta
soiled ornamenls. The sa:-h of ill.
bon is arranged in a rosette nt bet
side front, Irom which hang long tiu!;
finlshed by ornaments; the shori
sleeves are trimmed with Insertion
and ribbon.
i mmn
No Fear of Any Further Troubtd.
David Price, Cordon, la , says: "I
ivns in tiic last slage of kidney troublo, vo-ik, run
down to a mere
Fl.eletc:i. My back
war. so bad I could
hardly walit and
tho kidney secre
tions much ilisor-ile;-'.!.
A v. :ek after
I began using
; L.-:-m's Kidney Tills
I co-.i'.d wall: with
out a car.c, i.:id as I continued my
health gradually returned. I was so
Crnteful I a pub'ic stitcuent of
tny, and row r.eveu years have
passed, I am sii'l j eri'ee'Jy well."
Kohl by all dcal.Ts. 50c a box. Fos-tcr-Milburn
Co., Buffalo, X. Y.
Hurglar IIand9 up!
Wife Oh, John, be careful of those
globes; you'll break them!
Assured of durability, tho next
thought in painting in beauty the
complete aim being durablo beauty,
or beautiful durability.
National Lead Company here again
offer you tho cooperation of their
paint experts this time in the line
of color schemes, artistic, harmonious
nnd appropriate. You have only to
write National Lead Company, 1902
Trinity Building, New York City, for
"Ifouaeowuers' Tainting Outfit No.
49," and you will promptly receive
what is really a complete guide to
painting", including a book of color
schemes for either exierior or interior
pr.intins (as you may request), a
book of specifications, and also an In
strument for detecting adulteration
In paint material.). This outfit is sent
free, and, to say the least, la well
wortli writing for.
People Becoming Interested.
Evidence of tho popular interest in
the nnti-cousumption crusade Is given
in a statement made by tho National
Association for the Study and Preven
tion of Tuberculoids, to the effect that
during the year ending August 31,
nearly 3,000,000 people have attended
tuberculosis exhibitions in various
parts of the country, llesldos the
three traveling tuberculosis exhibi
tions of the nati& r.jsociation, there
are 23 exhibits of this kind through
out tho United States. Fo-tr years
ago there were only three such dis
plays in the entiro country.
In the Future.
First Ward Politician We'll carry
our ticket.
Second Ditto T.ui you forget our
opponent is tho reform candidate, and
he will get all the women's vote3.
First W. T. Won't be any women's
votes to count.
Second Ditto How do you know
they won't vote?
First W. P. neeause we have ar
ranged with the stores to havo big
bargain sales on election day. Balti
more American.
Tapering Off.
Whereas, I, Kitty Cameron, have far
too many beaux. (They say that I en
courage thoni. It really Is not so!)
Whereas, To make life simple Is
what I most desire, for wtfwh Just
concentration Is all that I require; '
Resolved, That I, instantcr, before
It Is loo late, agree hereby without
reserve strictly to concentrate to
give up splitting waltzes and such al
luring tricks, cut down my field of la
bor nnd concentrate on six New
York Sun.
Each with Two Leg3 and Ten Fingers.
A Iloston woman who Is a fond
mother write3 rtn amusing article
ibcut her experience feeding her boys.
Among other things she says:
"Three chubby, rosy-cheeked boys,
Rob, Jack nnd Dick, aged 5, 4 nnd 2
years respectively, are three cf our
reasons for using nnd recomendlng tho
rood, Grape-Nuts, for these j ouugsters
have been fed on Grape-NutH since in
fancy, and often between meals when
other children would havo been given
"I gave a package of Grape-Nuts to
a neighbor whose 3 year old child was
a weazened little thing, ill half tho
time. The little tot ato the Grape
Nuts and cream greedily and the moth
er continued the good work, nnd it
was not long before a truly wonderful
change manifested itself In the child's
face and body. The results were re
markable, even for Grape-Nuts.
''Ilolh husband nnd I use Grape
Nuts every day ar.d keep strong and
well nnd have three of tho finest,
healthiest boya you can find In a day's
Many mothers instead of destroying
tho .children's stomachs with candy
and cake give the youngsters a bnnd
fnl of Grape-Nuts when they aro beg
ging for something in tho way of
sweots. The result Is soon shown in
Rreally Inercn-ied health, Btrength and
mental activity.
"There's a Reason."
Look In p!;gs. for tho famous llttlo
book, "Tho Road to Wcllvillo."
i:vr retiil tif nlmvo l.-Ucrf A nrr
inn- iiii'iirn r.-uni ilim In 11 mo. Tliry
nre uw.ulnr, tru?, nnd full ot human