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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 2, 1909)
FATTY WENT FISHIN3.
ODD ANIMATED FALSE FACE.
Flexible Br.g Filled with Air Produces
Extremely Tunny Expression
i on Countenance.
Novel aiilmaud false face in tie re
cent invention cf a riusamrg man.
Asshown in tlie illustration below tho
mask Las openings in the positions, of
the ft amies. In each opening is a
flexible and extensible bag, imiaed to
simulate that feature. Also with tbo
mask la a rubber pipe, by which a'r
can be blown into the bag.-i, forcing
Eyes, Nose and Mouth Move.
the features in tlii:- wuy to piotrude
through the holes in tho mask.
The effect, thus produced by the
wearer of the mask h; said to b ex
tremely funny, lie can tit will force
the tongue and nose to ;;fitk out audi
the other feat tires to contract or re
lax, the rubber hewe through which !
air Is supplied connecting with his;
mouth. In addition, be can nniuijiu- j
late the pupils of his eyeft. 'I lie latter i
are attached to a strinjc, which is op-J
eratt-d by the hand of the wearer. Ai
slight pull on the string c-.tuFes the
eyes to move in nil directions, adding
considerably to the ludicrous effect
GAME CF LASSO IS AMUSING.
Any Number of Eoys Can Participate
Piece of Rope and Stout Pole'
All That Is Needed.
When von W nn-f.tn nlnv -Cnu'l,
find Tnill-nn " ihni'r reri-v-t tn trv t ii T -a I
lasso game, in which there's a lot of j
Have each ineniber
make a 1:isko I
out of a rope like clothesline. Bet a!
etout pole of Rood leii;;;h firmly in I
The Lasso Ganie.
the ground. Then,
from the pole, a nan
it some (listan.'e
,. tbo cniiiennv of i
players in a line.
The U adu' should si art off on i
run for the post, and. i-asniii; it at a ,
distance a little less than the lemUh i
of bis lasso, make a cast with the
noose. FollowIiiK him iu rapid suc
cession, the other players should
make their throws. When the lino
re-forms on tho far Hide of the post,
those players who have encircled tho
pole with their larsoos take n place
in the lino ahead of those players who
Again and a sain tli" lino dashes for
the polo and tho players try to lasso
it. Tho player who leads the line at
tho end of a certain number of
throws, nt a time agreed upon by the
rest of tho company, wins the game.
If It should L . desired, the members
may do their lassoing while running
in a circle around the post.
Parisian Cat Exchange.
Paris has a cat exchange, it "bourse
aux chats." Thjs establishment is
situated in a big chamber at the rear
of a wine ship. Here are legions of
cats of nil sizes lid color, which are
to be seen jumping and heard "mlait
lent." H Is said that the customers are by
no means tenderhearted old ladle,
but for the most part furriers, g'ove
makers and cooks. A good sleek
'mntou" realizes 21 j to 2.1 oetitss. Tho
skin has a number of usages,
and the llesh, according to the
story, finds Its way into the stew-pans
of certain restaurants possessing
more enterprise than scruple.
One person must go out of tho
room while the others ci.oose an ad
verb, such as pleasantly, cro.isly, slo.T
ly or haughtily. When ho returns he
nsks the company questions in turn,
which they must answer in the man
ner of the ndverb they have chosen.
For instance, if they have lusm
"sweetly" for their r.dverh they must
put an extraordinary rimovnt cf sweet
ness Into theft replies, bat if they
have chosen "snnppily" they must an
swer in a:t equally disagreeable man
ner, or in a spiral .ms v,,:y. Tim ob
ject Is for the per-'on vim T'.ks the
questions to guess from the answer
what adverb has h"i n cho. :.
Patty lYrMns went to fish
l;i ll:o riwr, deep;
I'.nl Hi.' t'Kli refused ti Wto
Till Patty wont to sleep.
lint soon as Patty slept
A wise Ilsli rami? and tool;
lift' t lio nh o Inn',' intuit worm
Which hatted Patty's hook.
Ami nt a K'Hp did swallow It,
Then citlmly swum tiwuy,
A nil there without a halted hook
Dlil Patty lish all day.
TWISTERS FOR ALL TONGUES.
Sentences Arranged That Will Prove
Difficult In Repeating Quickly
Pen If your friends can say those
correctly and tstileUly three times:
A glowitg gleam growing preen.
The bleak breeze blighted tbo bright
Two toads, totally tirtd, tried to
trot to Tedbury.
Strict, strnr.s Stephen Stringer
swiftly snared six sickly silky snakes.
Susan Fhiiuth shoos and socks;
socks and shoes shines Susan. Slip
eoascth shining shoes ami porks, for
shoe and sock.-; shoe!; Susan.
A haddock, a haddock, n black-spot-ted
haddock; a black spot on the black
bad; of a black-spotted haddock.
Oliver Ogletkerp ogled an owl and
an ny-Ur. Hid Oliver Oglethorp of-',e
an owl and an oyster? If Oliver O-.vlo-thori)
o';!ed tin owl and va cyslT.
i . iii-te are the owl and the oyster Oii
! ver Oglethorp ogled?
I Thoorhilus Thisilcbones, the r.mne
i cissfid thistlesifter, in sifting a s-.e-
lul of unsifted thistles, thrust three
thousand three hundred and thirty
three thistles through the thick nf his
thumb. If, then, Thoophilus Thistle
bones, the unsuccessful thistle-sifter,
in silting a sievcfnl of unsifted this
tles, thrust three thousand three liun
erul ami thirty-three thistles through
the thick of hi.-i thumb, take care that
tllO'.!. in ''UlitlR a sieveflll of unsifted
tiipmt r.ot three thousand
lr "unurcu ami iniuj-ui.o uuM.tn.
tl.rougli the thick of thy thumb.
EXAMPLES FOR DOYS,
Christopher Colunibufi was the son
of a weaver and was also a weaver
Homer was the son of a farmer.
Demosthenes was the son of a
Oliver Cromwell was the son of a
Howard was an apprentice to a
I'lanklin v as a journeyman printer
and son of a tallow-chandler and
Cardinal Wolsey was the son of a
Shakespeare was tho son of a wool
Milton was the son of a money
Kolicrt Hums was the son of a
ploughman in Ayrshire.
Rule for Ei and le.
There have been times, no doubt
when many of the boys and girls have
been puzzled about the proper use of
ei and ie in such words as receive and
believe, which have the long and
sound, nor need they feel ashamed to
acknowledge It, for many "grown-ups'
confess to the same weakness. There
is a very i-implo rule, however, easily
borne in mind, that, will help you for
ever to overcome this doubt. The con
conants c and s should be followed by
ei, ami all other consonants by ie, ex
cent that In two words "siege" and
"sieve" the s is followed by It. Is
not this tin easy thins to remember?
Honbtloss many Wido-A wakers who
have had occasion to write upon' fools
cap at school have wondered why this
quality of paper is thus called. The
watermark gives the explanation, and
a watermark, as every one knows, is
t'n? maker's trade-mark, visible In the
paper when a sheet is held up to the
light. Tho watermark of foolscap Is
supposed to be a. figure of I!ritannla
supporting a cap of liberty on a pole,
Tho resemblance of the cap of liberty
to a dunce's cap led to the common
us" of tho name whhdi the brand of
paper now bears.
A Huh' girl was engaged in making
an apron for her dol'. Looking up to
her mother, hIu said, "Mother, I be
lieve that I will Ik a duchess when 1
"Why, Moll v. how is It that you ex
pect to become a duchess?"
"Why, by marrying a Dutchman, of
"Tommy,' mm! the Pvchcr of the
.juveniie !;::;, "when wutM' lie::o'net
ie". v.ha'. i; the grc;:t. ( Irmge that
'The thing.! in price." jrplied
' lt tl it
Some time ago I felt led to tako a
pioneer journey into a new African
region. So, with Mrs. Wodehotise nnd
others, we started on a journey of
nearly five hundred miles, camping In
our little tents nt night, writes Itobert
Wodebouse, in Christian World. Our
camp was made secure from tho wild
beasts, lions, hyenas, tigers, eto., by
cutting down trees nnd piling them
around us; largo fires were kept burn
ing all through tho night to frighten
the animals away. We met with vari
ous incidents; one night four lions
were roaring round us till the break
of day, but our heavenly Father threw
Ids protecting care around us, so that
no cmo was hurt; another nlgbt our
hoys heard something just outsida tho
lnclosure and, filled with panic, be
gan to scream and run toward our
tents, crying: "humba! Shumba!"
Victoria is very beautiful In some
parts, nud In others sublimely grand.
To this country we had come, not for
our own pleasure, not in search of dia
monds and gold, but to look for sites
where we might plant mission sta
tions and thus extend the work in
connection with our own church and
advance the interests of God's king
dom. Wo were in search of kraals
and people. There was great curios
ity, for no missionary had ever boon
seen in this part of the country and i
they had never heard the Gospel; the
name of Jesus was a new name to
ihci.i. Mrs. Wodehotise was a con
tinual sourso of Interest and curios
ity; tho women and children would
crowd around and express their won
der that she was white; Fotne would
come near enough to touch her hand
to see If the color wore real or would
rub off; they would examine her hair,
etc., keeping up a running comment
and exploding now nnd then with
laughter. Our cooking and food nr
rangements were a source of great
amusement. Sometimes, when we ap
proached a kraal unawares, the little
children would run away with fright
In all directions, crying: "Yowe
mbuya! Yowo mbuya!" (Oh, grand
niothelr We visited many chiefs and in
dunas, nnd stnyed for a few days at
some of their big kraals, holding serv
ices nt night nround a big camp lire,
for tho people are busy during tho
day in their fields.
The Ndanga district alone has somo
70,000 people, w ithout a ' single mis
sionary. Then nt Gutu's there are 30,
In the year 1902 the first pioneer
missionary trip was taken In tho dis
trict where we now have the flourish
ing Mulambara Industrial mission.
Accompanied by my daughter, Mrs.
Carson, we passed over mountains
nnd through forests and rivers, camp
ing out at night under 6ome big tree
or huge rock. Occasionally we oc
cupied a Kafllr hut. which Is usually
full of vermin. The ants como up
out of the ground underneath as In
myriads, and the rats and roaches
from the roof ahovo us. We visited
several kings, preaching the word at
every kraal, and were well received.
We visited Chief Mutambnra nt that
time, who received tis within his cir
cular kraal most graciously. Ho put
ono of his royal huts at our disposal,
welcomed us to his reserve, nnd asked
that a missionary might be sent to
Six months ago, Kev. A. L. Iluch
waiter nnd his wife were available
for this great field. They reached
Mutambara's on the 9th of April of
this year. The ox team which brought
them to welcoming tree, unloaded all
into the tall grass which growB so lux
uriously In Ithodesln, and trekked
away. After morning corree, ail be
gan to make rnuip. Soon tho tent wns
up, the canvas stretched over tho
goods, and tho kitchen established
under a tree. Some days later a grass
shack was built, which was used for
weeks as a dining-room and a drawing-room,
also n sleeping place Xor one
of the party. Later a site for the
temporary house was chosen. Totes
were brought from tho bush and grass
was cut to build a large bungalow, CO
feet long, with wide veranda. The
floors are of Play, beaten hard In the
uativo wuy. The only imported arti
cles used In the building are the small
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windows, the doors and mills. Wh-n
the crass bungalow was finished, a
church, also used ns a schoolroom,
was built In the same way, and the
missionaries were settled until t ho
friends at home help us to build per
manently. It Is our purpose to cultivate broom
corn, wheat, eats, rlcu nnd other rc
reals. Already we have all the ma
chinery for making brooms; the
broom corn grows ns well ns In the
states We have put In nearly 2,000
cuttings of the basket willow, as It. Is
our purpose to develop the Industry
of basket making, nt which the native
Is an adept.
Some time ngo we visited M.tranM's
reserve and obtained the consent of
tho king to open a mission In his land.
Tho site chosen was on the side of
Mount Makoinwe, near the king's
kraal, -M miles from the nearest whiio
settlement and midway between the
Snbi ami Odzl rivers. Hero was a
heatht n people, nlmost strangers to
the vl dts of the while man Tho poo
plo were nearly naked, nnd very dirty.
They oiled their bodies more than
they washed them. They drank beer;
they sang meaningless heathen songs
and played only ns drunken heathen
can play. Their huts were so low
that they were obliged to crawl Into
them on hands and knees. They did
not want our learning or religion.
They were nfrald of the white man
who bad come to live among them.
At first all were curious to see the
missionary nnd his goods, but they
soon became more interested. Th'-n
they began to think it wns nlco to
have a missionary near them, for ho
healed their sores: he gave them med
icine nnd ho let them taste of Lis
.strange foods, which tbeysaid were
sweet. Their amusement was great
when told that it was possible to
write words on paper which another
could read, or, ns they said, "make pa
per talk." A day school was begun
with three Christian Leys, who came
with the missionary, and from time
to time others Joined with them. The
sick and lame gather in the veranda
of the ml?sion house for treatment.
Tho missionary has from five to fif
teen calls a day, and Is able to help
many suffering ones.
This work is still conducted by the
missionary who began it. Tho land
has been cleared and planted with
fruit trees, which nro now bearing.
The first building (20x0. or poles ant.
mud, with a veranda till round it)
was built for a dwelling for the mis
sionary, but for over a year 11 had
to be used for church, school and dis
pensary as well. Then money was
sent for a church. This also Is of
poles nnd mud and has been In con
stant uso for church and school sIih-h
It was completed. Later tho medical :
misionary visited the mission and
built, with tho aid of the boys, an ad
mirable dispensary, with four rooms.
Other bullding3 Include a boys' dorm
itory, four huts for Christian families,
a trading hut, a guest hut and build
ings for fhecp and gonts. In that
heathen hind there is now a day
school, with an enrollment of nearly
one hundred, an average Sabbath con
gregation of nearly one hundred, li ,
full memberr, 40 probationers, n Sab- '
bath achool, class meetings, midweek
prayer meeting, two native teacher.-,
many doing Christian work In the na
tlv villages, preaching on Sunday to
the heathen and preparing themselves
for usefulness. The change wrought i
Is almost Incredible. .Many now wear
cloih-s. Christian men have taken
Cliil.stliui women for wives. They are
sending llielr children to school. They
are making largo gardens. They nru
wriiing letters. They read the lilble ,
in their own language. They come to i
church with clean bodies and clothes. ;
Soiikj are making their own clothes, i
Th !r times of rejoicing are without !
bei r. They love to sing and pray ami
learn. They are buying soap and
nails and tools, sugar and cloth, books j
and sLites. The hills und valleys re
sound with tho hymns of the church,
as the shepherds return at evening
with tho cattle and sheep. Twelve
sens and daughters of the king are in
school, some of them will be teachers.
Mount Makoinwe Is truly a lighthouse.
In a dark land.
Foreign Words Creep In.
In n letter from Dresden an Ameri
can speaku of tho "patriotic efforts of
the Germans to exclude from their !
w riilng and conversation nil foreign ;
wolds," and of their Inability to do so.
"In one paper," he says, "in which an
editorial appears on this subject I !
Iiiund also a list of guests at a 'cot
tage runitHrium,' a description of a
picture by Ludwlg Dettmaiin. entitled j
'The lMciilc,' and another painting by j
Arihur Knmpf, 'Dor Clown,' and an
article tn the movement agr.Iust the
lh rllner theater with (h i headline
'!:: Hoykofilerio Theater.'"
Mr. William A. Hertford will nnswi-r
ejtU'Mtlutifj an. I tiive advice PKKK MP
Cost' on till siil'Jitts p-rluliiliiK m I1'0
sulijctt of Inilkllntf Mr tlu le.n'.rr of
tliii pnpir. Ma ac.'.iiiet uf Ids wlrte eN,i'-ill-use
1 illt.ii- Author ami Maiiiifne-tia-i-r,
lie H without rtouM, tho lie.'lirsl
authority on till th'Nv. I 'lhi, , Is. A liti t s-i
all lii'i'iiries to VIMinm A. Kudt'ord, No.
1:1 Plllh A,. .'!,:, .two, ill., and only
enclose two-iciit st:uup for reply.
Cement plaster houses are popular
lit many email touni and In the su
burbs of large cities. The bouses are
built In the manner usual with frame
strut tui'. s, with the exception that In
stead of sluing being used tar paper
is nailed onto the studding, furring
trips are than put. on and the ex
terior surface Is tliher lathed with
wooden lath or expanded metal is
used, l.'vpaiiiled metal Is always pref
erable, although kith. If not too well
"easoned. Is proving Itself sallsfac
lory. A coat of ce.iient mortar is
first applied and i lit surface of this
Is scratched to make a bond lor the
finishing coat, which Is put on In a
, number of different styles. Often n
finish of cement mortar is applied
.., -., ::: V.'Aw.
I KlTCHf-N f --ff
P 51 ii i t-
l irst rkot I'la.i
ind on the surface of ihis while It Is
still plastic small pebbles are thrown,
imbedding themselves in the mortar,
is most often is done, may he trow
eled smooth, when the amount of
water in the mortar is equal in all
parts of the mix the color is uni
form. Variations In the amount of
DEMAND FOR LARGE GLASSES
Enormous Spectacles Approved
Oculiots And Are Found of
Value in Many Ca6cs.
"It was a good many years since I
had bought a pair of new spectacles,"
said the ncartithted man, "and the old
ones that I had been wearing all this
time were of the old-fashioned sort
with small frames and small glasses.
Oculists nowadays, you know, pre
scribe big glasses, nnd I had seen
plenty such worn by people in the
street; but when Inning resolved to
pet a pair of new spectacles I crime
at the optician's to look over the stock
of frames I wns amazed at the actual
size of them.
"Aren't these enormous?' I asked.
Oh, no, said the optical man,
'those are of the average size that we
customarily sell. Here are some big
ones.' And he brought out frames so
much bigger that by comparison with
them the other frames that had looked
o me so large seemed now of quit-1
l 'Misonable dimensions.
"'Do people buy these biggest
ones?' I asked.
" 'Yes,' said tho optician, 'we sell
j them to hunt"rs, who want a glass
that they can't look over when they
look ,ip. and to billiard players who
want i. glass that they can't look un
der when they look down, and we sell
them to golf players.'
"So now these medium sized frames
looked better to me, and I bought a
pair, nnd when In due time I went In
tor the finished glasses they looked
all right. 'o tried them on and the
optician adj.isted the bows, and as be
stood back and looked at them, rest
ing easily on my nose and with eyes
perfectly cente-ed, he regarded them
witfc iirofosslon.il approval.
" Now,' he said, 'you huve got n
pair of modern spectacles.' "
Made the Editor Laugh.
"Thut country editor thinks I'm a
"i tried to sell him a cash ngls
l t." Louisville Couri'T Journal.
WHtcr cause variations In the tolor, i
a mot t b-d effect.
Artistic effects may be produced
also by leaving wooden ornaments In
relief ahoe the mortar. Such house
do not cost any more than liaiue b
the present time and tire much more
economical, as they require no paint
ing and no repairs.
The house h'-re displayed is ono of
'7.- . Hall OedRm
,iox"v rvxio'o- J;
J . I
Urrund Tiuor riin
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. fit.. &r
that style. It ban a wide porch. The
width of tin house is lit feet and the
length over nil Is 23 feet. What will
attract nil home lovers Is tho living
room wiili its large hay window and
window seats. It is homelike and
comfortable. Invitingly near to this
loom is the dining-room, which is 15
feet three inches by 12 feet In size.
The living room, by the v.ny, Is 1!5
feet by 22 feel, and with the wide
doors the two may be made practical
ly one. The kitchen back of tho
(lining-room Is 11 feet three Inches by
nine feet six Inches tn size. There Is
also a Kitchen pantry conveniently sit
uated. On the second Hoof, reached by a
stairway from the living room, are
three bedrooms. One is 11 feet by
11 feet six inches, another is 17 foot
six inches by ten feet, and the third
Is II feet six inches by 11 feet three
Inches. All of these bedrooms open
Into a central ball, off which also Is
the bnl broom, seven feet by six feet
CONVICTS MADE GOOD FIGHT.
De&perate Men, Seeking Escape from
Russian Prison, Responsible for
An attempt at escape was made re
cently by it number of convicts In the
Kiisshm government prison at Vilma
was "a desperate affair. A warder
entered a cell, when four prisoners
rushed at him, and killed him with a
knile. They took his keys nnd revol
ver, and r leased foiir other convicts
The prisoners then dashed along the
main corridor, and killed two ward
ers who attempted to stop them, tak
Ing their revolvers. On reaching the
courtyard they shot down a wnrdet
stationed there, and climbed the prison
wall. The sentinel at the gate opened
lire on them, killing one nnd severely
wounding another. The survivors got
clear of the prison and ran out Into
the streets. Two of them attacked
with daggers the first policeman they
met, and Inflicted mortal wounds. A
short distance further on a second
policeman was encountered. A furious
light ensued and the policeman cut
down two of the convicts. Hoth cjii
victs were killed, the first falling ut
the policemans feet and the second
expiring in the courtyard of a neigh
boring house to which he just man
aged to stagger. The remaining four
refugees, pursued by a strong force
of warders, police and soldiers, sped
along a river bank. One of them be
came exhausted, but wns discovered
and shot. The three others continued
their night, making a brief halt in
some brushwood and endeavoring to
hold the pursuers nt bay with their
revolver fire. They wounded a war
der, but one u!' their own timber was
killed by the hot fire w hich was po.ircu
into the hushes The lost two con
victs fled still further Into the wootis
which were accordingly surrounded h.v
a mi Ion of troops. Firing was re
r.eved. and one of the convicts was
badly wounded. Hrnllzing that he had
no chance of escape, he c'if his thniu'
nnd died. His -n.panl ,n succo do(J
in eluding the vigilance of the cidou
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