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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 9, 1912)
GIANT CATARACTS! TRACING A GBiE.
I'nl. Lut. uf Ml. l'k'aant pri'
I'ini't thdVi' in today lo do sunn'
trading with tlu nu'i'i'liant s.
Victoria Falls the Greatest of the
Dete:;.;c V.'crk by a
Cliarlos llerrcu of Maple ;rot
was in tin city today atteiidini; t(
.oun iiiatttM-s of Inisiucss.
NIAGARA RANKS OMLY THIRD. ' THE KEEN EYES OF SCIENCE.
From Saturday's I'ally.
1( your Xinas stitiii
Sccne'from "Bought and
Monlock's Variety Store, head
liiarters for postcards.
Watch for our Xmas ad. You
ill stay at home and buy nt Kast
wood's. "Klial Love." tin? greatest child
play ever shown in libs theater.
At Majestic tonight.
Miss Klsie (lapen was a pas
senger this morning on No. 15 for
Omaha, where .she spent the day.
James Schuftler departed Ibis
morning for Tabor, la., where lie
will visit with his parents at lliatlaller business mailers lor a
piano. I hours.
Miss Ella Kennedy was a pas
senger this morning for Omaha,
where she al tended to business
Mrs. T. H. Hates was a pas
senger this morning for Omaha,
where she visited for the day with
S. S. Gooding was a business
visitor in the metropolis today,
being a passenger I his morning
on No. 15.
Miss Violet (Judge was a pas
senger this morning for Omaha,
whore she will visit with friends
for the day.
"Nought and Paid Eor," big,
Ihrobbing, realistic, at I'armele
I healer, Saturday, December IL
Don't miss it.
It. W. Livingston, from south
of the city, was a business visitor
in Omaha today, going up on No.
1 5 this morning.
County Attorney C. II. Tavlor
spent Sunday with bis iimlher al
1'nion. ret urn in'-.' on the Missouri
Donald While of Omaha, who
has been visiting friends here for
a few days, returned to his home
Attorney D. O. Dwycr was
among those attending to busi
ness matters in the metropolis
Mrs. Joseph Droege was among
the visitors in the metropolis to
day, being a passenger this morn
ing on the early train.
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Paid For," at the Parmclc Next Saturday Night
HelD Plattsmouth win from on'
of the best teams In the state. j
Largest line of dolls in the city
at Monlock's Variety Store.
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Henry llirz of I he precinct was
Mrs. L. Miller of Alvo is visit,
ina: !'r a few days at the home o
.J. II. liecker and wife.
Mrs. Hattie Keer and son, Jay.
of Alvo, are in Ihe city, guests at
the home of J. II. liecker ami wife.
Henry Horn of near Cedar Creek
was in Ihe cily Saturday looking
Miss Seva Johnson of Omaha
came dow n Sal unlay evening ami
spent Sunday with her parents,
(Ins Johnson and wife.
L. !. Larson ami John Toman
were passengers Ibis morning on
.No. (5 for Pacific Junction, where
I hey are engaged in work.
Mrs. John Neniel and Miss
Mary Nemelz were passengers this
morning for Omaha, where they
looked afler business mailers for
John Vallery and wife of Den
ver, who have been visiting rela
tives here for a few days, depart
ed this morning on No. 15 for
M. Soennichsen and daugh
Miss MalhiMe. and son,
emar, were passenger:
morning for Omaha, when1
attended to ome business
I 1 1 1 1 i
have a lim
trim up that
with. F. G.
Mrs. Iterl Despain and daugh
ter. Miss Elizabeth, visited here
veslerdav with C. C. Despain and
wire ami departed Ibis morning
for their home at Colorado
Spring, Colorado. They have been
visiting al Whiting, Iowa, where
Mrs. Despain was called by Ihe
illness of her father.
Get your Xinas tree and house
decorations at Monlock's.
stoves of all kinds at reduced
prices. See Eastwood.
"HookI'I and J'aid For," the
iilav that has lliein all talking
from ocean lo ocean.
Henry Horn of Cedar Creek was
Ihe city this morning; looking
! after some mailers of business.
I'.arl Wish was a passenger thi
morning for Omaha, where he
j looked after business matters for
I he day.
William llummell of the pre
cincl came in Saturday afternoon
and spent a few hours visiting
Mrs. L. R White and two liltle
sons were passengers this morn
ing for Omaha, where they visited
for Ihe day.
Miss Teresa llemide was a pas
senger this morning for Omaha,
where she attended lo some busi
Mike Mcisinger of Eight Mile
Grove was in town Saturday aft
ernoon attending to some trading
with Ihe merchants.
lie sure ami lake Ihe children lo
see "Flial Love," a great child
story, with a child in the lead, at
the Majestic tonight.
Guy McMaken and little son de
parted Ibis morning for Omaha,
where Mr. McMaken was railed n
some business matters.
Hay Travis of Omaha came
dow n Sal unlay evening on No. 14
and visited over Sunday with bis
parents, Jmk'o and Mrs. II. D.
D. C. Morgan was
his morning on No.
15 for Lin-
In' w ill attend a meet
linance commillee of
Mrs. Robert Sehafer and son,
Il iberl, of llavelock, who spent
Sumlav here with Fred Ilamge
and family, departed this morn
ing for their home.
C. S. Polk of lloise, Idaho, ar
rived in the cily Saturday evening
on No. 2 for n short visit with
old-lime friends. Mr. Polk was
called lo Nebraska by the death
of his brother, O. 11. Polk, of Lin
coln. Mr. Polk is looking fine
and his many friends were greatly
pleased lo meet him.
Adam Mt'ixint'i' of Kiiiht Mile
(irovc was in town this aflt'inooii
to look afti'i" sonii wcck-t'iid shop
(ling. John 1 1. 1-k of Ml. IMi-asant piv
cinct was in lh. city this after
noon lookinii' after business mailers.
Cam Sejberl of Louisville was
in the city today allendin lo some
business matters at I he court
James Loughridgo of Murray-
was in town tins alternoon to at
tend to some matters of business.
Prof. J. Asch of Murray came
up this morning lo transact some
business matters for a short lime.
Hen Dill of Murray was in the
city today visiting with relatives
and looking after business mat
Ed llununell ami wife were in
(own today to attend to some
week-end shopping for a few
hours. Counly Commissioner C. 11. Jor
dan returned Ibis afternoon to his
home, nfler spending Ihe week in
C. C. Ileiiiiings of near Cedar
Creek was in town this morning
doing some shopping with the
Philip II. Mcisinger of near
Cedar Creek was in Ihe city today
attending to some shopping with
Charles Chriswisser of Nchawka
was in town today visiting his
parents, llennelt Chriswisser am
wife for I he dav.
(.. L. Wiles was among the
Omaha passengers on No. 2.'1 Ibis
al'lernoon, being called there to
look after some business mailers.
Misses Edna and Mayola Props!
came down from Omaha this aft
ernoon to visit over Sunday with
their parents, IL I,. Props! and
wife, near Mynard.
Mrs. Georgia Creamer drove 11
from her home near Murray I hi
morning to alleml (o business
matters. She was accoiupaniei
to Ihe city by Miss Anna Itvs, who
is leaching in that district.
John II. vallery and wife of
Denver arrived Ibis morning on
No. (i for a short visit with Mi
Nailery's mother, Mrs. Jacob
Vallery, and olher relatives. Mr
vallery is general agent of the
Iturlinglon route at Denver am
is one of the big railroad men o
Valuation of Shop Tools Reduced
Al the recent session of tin
county commissioners in this cilv
H. D. Pollard appeared before I In
board on behalf of the Iturlinglon
railway and objected to the valua
Hon of shop tools and buildings
In this city on account of 0 mis
understanding between Ihe asses
sor and Mr. Pollard at the liim
Ihe schedule was made out, am
upon recommendation of Mr
Soennichshen, the valuation o
shop tools was cut from ?I,8S."
Dance December 14.
e German Turn-Verein wil
a grand ball at the dcrmaii
on Saturday, December 1 i
The music for Ihe occasion wil
be turnislieii by the ,vi. v . A. or-
cnesira, ami the members are
preparing lo give those atlendin
one of the limes of their lives.
Settles Caso In Court.
Yesterday aflernooii in Justice
Archer's court the wife and child
abandonment case against ach
Ablen was settled by agreement of
the defendant lo pay Ihe costs in
Ihe case and lo support his wife
and child in Ihe future. This is
the best way lo settle such mai
lers and it is hoped the family can
get along peaceably in the future.
Taken to Asylum.
Sheriff Quinlon departed this
morning over Ihe Missouri Pacific
for Lincoln, conveying John P..
Denson to tho asylum at that
place, where he will receive treat
ment for I ho mental trouble from
which he has been suffering for
Th Falli of thd tguassu River Hold
Second Place, and These Three Are ,
In a Class by Themselves Their 1
Electric Power Possibilities. !
At one time w:terfalls In hirjre riv- !
era were intoreslin;; only beeause of
their seenio beauty, and their very ex
istence wtis deploieil because they ob
structed navigation, liut man has
found a way to harness these mighty
power producers and today they ure of I
tho greatest value to the commercial
world because the millions of water
horse power can he (-hanged Into elec
tricity nud transmitted for hundreds
of miles to bo used us a reliable sub
stitute for our vanishing coal supply.
When it Is remembered that two
cubic feet of .water, weighing V-'5
pouuds, by falling a distance of only
six feet will produce oue horse power
of euergy, It U easy to comprehend
that millions nnd millions of horse
power are wasted every minute by the
torrents of water tumbling over Niag
ara, the Victoria falls and tho Iguussu
river and many lesser falls throughout
the world. This falling water Is guided
by steel aud concrete linstocks to
powerful water turbines which whirl
great electric generators. Tho current
produced iu this way is easily trans
mitted for hundreds of miles over small
copper wires to the cities and towns
where It Is used to haul the railroad
trains to drive tho great manufactur
ing plants and to give us light nnd
Loyal as we all are to our country,
we must admit Unit even the mighty
torrent of Niagara ranks only third In
size when compared to the waterfalls
of the world. The largest of tho earth's
waterfalls, the Victoria falls of the
Zambesi river In Rhodesia, nre 3S(1
feet high and moro than a mile wide,
and were discovered by Livingstone In
1S55. The water power of these falls
Is estimated to be fully 35.000.000
horso power, two and one-half times
that of Iguussu and Ave times that of
South America possesses a waterfall
which exceeds Niagara both in width
and in height nnd Is actually tho sec
ond largest waterfall In the world.
This little known waterfall Is that of
the Iguussu river, tributary of the Pa
rana, and. like Niagara, is situated at
the boundary of two states, each of
which owns half of It The total water
power of the Iguassu fall, which Is 21J1
feet high and nearly two miles wide,
Is estimated ns about 11.(100,000 horse
power This Is approximately equal to
the aggregate water power of all Scan
dinavia, which Is rich in waterfalls, or
about ten times tho total water power
There Is no olher waterfall In the
world which Is at all comparable In
greatness with the Zambesi. Iguassu
or tho Niagara. Asia, notwlthslnnd
ing Its colossal mountain ranges, Is
comparatively poor iu large waterfalls,
which ure found most abundantly In
Africa aud North America. Tho lar
gest African streams especially nre In
terrupted by many falls of considerable
height. The Kongo has several high
falls which owing to the groat volume
of tho river, about sixteen times that
of the Nile, may he counted among
the most important sources of water
power on earth. Tho Stanley falls, In
tho middle reach of the river, consist
of seven successive falls, of a total
height of 1(54 feet and a width of near
y 4,000 feet and offer an exceedingly
rich source of power which probably
will soon be exploited.
Still more Important Is the total wa
ter power which tho Kongo develops In
tho non-navlgahlo secUon extending
from its mouth to Stanley pool. Here
the river, confined In a channel only a
few hundred yards wldo and with a
depth of water of nearly 300 feet,
flows with a velocity of forty-eight feet
a second, so thut at every point of the
stream 25.000 to 30,000 cubic meters or
about 1.000.000 cubic feet of water nre
hurled along with Irresistible force,
while thirty-two rapids nnd waterfalls
lower the level of the stream by S'JO
feet In n stretch of 170 miles.
The lower Nile. In Egypt, possesses
a series of rapids, the celebrated catn
racts of the Nile, hut no waterfall In
tho strict sense of the word. True.
waterfalls occur on the upper Nib
fhe most beautiful of them nt the
point where the stream Issues from
, Lake Victoria Nyair.a. This Itlpnii
fall Is only a few yards In height, but
the volume of water Is so great that
It presents a magnificent spectacle.
Comparatively few persons know
which Is the highest waterfall in Eu
rope. The most voluminous of Luro
ponn waterfalls, strictly so called, nre
the Ilhlne falls, nt Schaffhaiisen, but
the highest nre the Itjaken falls of tho
MatinLIf river, in the Norwegian
province of TelemnrUon. The prlncl
pal fall Is K00 feet high, and the total
height of the two chief falls with tho
Intervening rapids amounts to 1.S37
feet, while the average flow of water
Is fifty cubic meters, or 1,700 cubic
feet n second. The HJaken falls, with
their total energy of 250,000 horse
power, have been converted to Indus
trial uses. Electric News.
One may dominate moral sufferings
only by labor. Study saves from dis
All the way to heaven Is heaven.
They Detected Blood Where Ther
Were No Apparent Traces of It and
Found Telltale Finger Marks That
Pointed Direct to the Crimin.il.
Mine. GulMii was the wealthy widow
of .lenn Howard Guiiin. foimer pieni
dent of the Hank of France. Mine.
Cutari wjs seventy years old. One
nk'lit sue took a train at For.taine
bleau for Purls. She had to herself a
0t class compartment. Vv lien tlie
irtlin nrnveil in I ana me hiii-is iiMiuu
her compartment unoccupied, lbeuoor
had been Half torn from Its hinges,
there was n great pool of blood on
the door, nnd the police picked up from
floor a handful or woman's hair, n torn
piece of skirt nnd a first class railroad
ticket from Fontalnebleau to Purls.
A search along the railroad tracks re
sulted In the finding of Mme. Guliiu's
body beside tho rails just outside Fon
talnebleau. U was greatly mangled. A
little farther on was found the satchel
she had carried. There were no rings
on her fingers and no money lu her
Mme. Gulan's relatives took the
ground that she had been seized with
a hemorrhage, to which she was sub
ject, had tried to open the door of her
compartment to summon aid or to get
air; that she had In her paroxysm
wrenched the door open and had fallen
off tho train, killing herself. Tho po
lice were not satisfied with this ex
planation, particularly after Professor
ltelss, the famous Lausanne university
criminologist, had pointed out that the
cut on the woman's satchel had been
made by a knife und not by n sharp
stone, as had been thought. This, how
ever, was very little evidence, and Pro
fessor Relss turned his attention to the
compartment which Mme. (lulun had
occupied. After he had finished his In
vestigation he went to M. Lcplnc, pre
fect of Purls, and said to him:
"I ora sure that Mme. Gulan was
murdered, and I am equally sure that
her murderer was a soldier. In the train
compartment there were a towel and
a stationary washstand. There were
no stains upon the towel visible to the
naked eye. Nevertheless we subjected
every square Inch to one of the most
delicate tests for blood. We at last
discovered an area which gave us the
positive reaction for human blood.
Upon this towel the murderer of
Mme. Culnn wiped his bloody bands.
lie knew that this would be evidence
Uiat the old woman did not meet her
death by accident ns he wished It be
lieved, and so he washed tho towel
thoroughly, as he thought, aud hung
it up to dry.
The detec tion then of this micro
scopic quantity of blood, which can be
removed from a fabric only by nclds,
revealed to us that Mme. Guiun met
death by the hands of a murderer.
"Rut I found another piece of evi
dence. There was. If you remember,
a railroad ticket picked up on the
floor. On its back was the Imprint of
a thumb. 1 compared it with that of
Mme. (iulan; It was not hers. 1 threw
Us Image up enormously 011 u lantern
screen. I was then struck by the pe
culiar indentation of the little ridges
on tho inner side of the mark. Care
ful nnnlysls of these marked ridges
showed me that this was the thumb
of a man who was actually serving as
a soldier. Tho frequent drills with
guns result In the pressure upon the
ridges of the Inner side of the thumb.
This causes a peculiar flattening, which
Is visible under a microscope when en
larged and Is true of no other occupa
tion except that of u soldier.
"As I reconstruct this crime this sol
dier managed to get Into Mine. Gulan's
compartment after the trnln had left
Fontalueblean. lie knew that she usu
ally carried a number of Jewels and
a large sum of money. lie tried to
rob the old woman, and, meeting with
unexpected resistance, fought with het
In the (jompuruiicnt, killing her by
beating her head against the register
and then stripped tho body of Its Jew
els, lie thoughtlessly wiped bis hand
upon the towel. He knew that this
would bo evidence of the presence of
some one else In the compartment, so
he washes the towel with soap nnd
waier, but does not know that we can
discover blood even when It is only to
the amount of one one-thousandth mil
limeters. "Ho then wrenches the compartment
door open nnd throws out the body.
He Is pressed for time, rips open the
satchel with his knife. Then, taking
advantage of the slowing down of the
train between Fuutaliiebleau and Paris,
he jumps from It nnd makes his cs
As a result of Professor Kelss' analy
sis It was found that two soldiers, Gra
vy and Michel, had followed Mine.
Gulan to the train on the night of her
murder. They had hidden In her com
partment, and when the train had
started they murdered her, as Profess.
or Uelss nad indicated, the rest of
tho reconstruction was proved nt the
trial of these two men. They both con
fessed, were convicted and sentenced
to life tmprlsonment
"What was thnt savage animal that
"That was a razorback."
"Well, he gave me a close shave."
When th fight begins with himself
man's worth something. Brownings
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