Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, September 28, 1900, Image 8
T Co(rakaIst(t. The world 1b, after all. a happy one, and as we gaze from the window of our editorial monastery at the sun klased landm-upe, sweet visions of milk and honey, humming hlrd3 and mo laflBea dance before our astonished vision like a calf before a circus pro cession. Last Saturday one of our subscribers came In and paid, in cold cash and in cold blood, three years in arrearages and two years in ad vance. "Praise God from whom all blessings flow." Nauvoo Rustler. Troop on th March. A single battalion of infantry 1.000 strong, which is the strength of an English battalion, takes up a road length of C25 yards. Including about eighty yards for stragglers. A bat tery of field artillery takes up 2u0 yards and a regiment of cavalry takes up, when marching four abreast, Go') yards. An army corps, with its staff, wagons, guns, hospitals, etc., wo'ilJ extend over thirty-four miles. I'apar Wall mt Indian Head. In order to minimize the destructive effects of possible explosions In tho government's new powder manufac tory at Indian Head all the buildings are provided with "paper" walls at the ends. The thory Is that tin se light walls will be Immediately blown aside by the concussion of the ex plosion, leaving the main walls, which are built as strongly as possible, prac tically unharmed. Acconipllxhed Interpreter Wanted. Can anyone In Pittsburg speak Kranish or Wendish? If so a nice berth in the postal service awaits him. Kranish and Wendish are the tongues of two ancient people of Slavonic stock. Their dialects are distinct, and, as they exhibit an uncontrollable desire to write letters, a mystified pos tal service needs the services of an in terpreter. Pittsburg Dispatch. Valuable Collection of Fishes. President David Starr Jordan of Stanford university, California, has re turned from a three months trip through Japan, where he succeeded in securing the largest and most complete collection of Japanese fishes ever ob talned by scientists. Collections or descriptions were made of all but 15 known species, besides 125 species un known to science. IkMton'i Pity for Monkeys. The "overworked" monkeys of hand organ finders are now exciting the pity of peculiarly kind-hearted people in Boston, and they are writing pitiful appeals to the newspapers for the re lief of "the poor little creatures, evl dently fagged ot and always grasping the chain with tie little, left hand to lessen the jerk upon the neck collar. Shipyards In Scotland. Greenock and Port Glasgow between them now turn out more ships than any other districts of the Clyde of the same size. There are fourteen yards, boiler shops and repairing places be tween and in the two towns, which cover a distance of only three miles, and these employ many thousands ot hands. Raise Tarantulas for YTeba. The Australians, it is stated, are raising tarantulas on account of their webs, the filaments of which are, owing to their extreme lightness, de sirable for many purposes. Each in sect gives between twenty and forty yards of filaments, eight of which twisted together make a thread. A Cvclincr Feat. Howard Hale, an expert cyclist, has brought to a successful finish his re- mark.He feat of riding 100 miles or more a day for a year. Sundays ex eluded. His road has lain through the Midlands, Scotland and the west and south of England. His total dis tance was 32.496 miles. French Admiral Eluded British. French papers are chuckling over an alleged feat of Admiral Gervais during recent manoeuvres of the French fleet. He Is said to have slipped through the straits of Gibraltar at night without being noticed by British observers on the rock. Salary of 3 a Tear. The parish clerk of Sulgrave, Eng land, has again successfully sued the church warden for the payment of his salary of 3 a year. He said that he had on several occasions provided tne communion, wine out of his paltry sal ary. Die as no Uvea. For death is not the end of all, and the wicked is not released from his wickedness by death; but every one carries with him into the world be low that which he is and that which he becomes and that only. Plato. Stopping Tralaa. A train traveling at the rate of 60 miles an hour can be brought to a standstill in 400 yards, at 55 miles an hour in 340 yards. 50 miles in 275, 40 in 180, 35 in 135, and 30 in 100 yards. Women to Be Half Understood. Women like to be half understood before they speak, and the grosser intellect of man seldom more than half understands them after they have spoken. Marion Crawford. Sierra Leone' Bl- Gam. Sierra Leone Is probably stocked with the greatest variety of big game, the sport to be obtained being ele phants. hlDDODotam! aid deer. IN OLD BILBAO. SJmt Kntrrilna; Spaniards Kxccpt the Catalans. Among other places along the Span ish roast the queen regent of Spain visited recently on board the royal vaiht was Bilbao. This very Import ant town li the capital of Biscay, one of the four sister provinces. It i3 beautifully situated along the banks of the river Nerviou and surrounded by high and partly wooded hills. The old town is very uninteresting, with its ugly houses, many stories high, and badly paved streets. There are one or two fine churches, and the quaint, much-venerated shrine of Begonya. perched high up on one of the hills. The Bilhamous would never forgive Maria Christina If she did not take her youthful son to hear mans in that miraculous "basilica." The new suburb uf Bilbao Ensanchc is very modern and can vie with any other European capital, with its fine buildings and well laid out parks. The principal drive Is by the water side, along which coquettish villas ex tend. Where the river flows into the sea nre two small suburbs called Por tugalete and Las Arenas seaside re sorts, with a fine hotels and bathhouses. A splendid iron bridge, invented by a Spanish engineer, connects the two banks; so high is it that vessels pass ui.Joi;iC.ih. Vcoocls of 3.00U tuns can go far up the river to the wharves where they take in their loads of the rich iron ore from the mines of Prea nera, Goldamcs, Friana and Castro. Last year alone 5,000 vessels, mostly English, entered the port, carrying away 6,000,000 tons of iron ore. Many of the mines are worked by English companies, and in some aspects Bil bao reminds one of an English sea port. There is a very large British colony in Bilbao, the consul holding one of the most important posts in Spain. A quiet, restful looking ceme tery nestles on the bank of the river md the great vessels, as they pass, al ways dip their flags in token of respect to this tiny corner of British terri tory. The English sailors home has been a great boon, as yearly it helps to keep 60,000 sailors out of mischief. The Bilbamous, as the people of Bilbao style themselves, are, next to the Cata lans, the most enterprising of Span iards. Since the war with the United States they have bought seventy for eign steamers of more than 2,000 tons each and have registered them in Spain, in order to undertake the carry ing of their own ores to foreign coun tries. The same enterprising spirit is shown in their foundries, their manufactures of every kind and in the network of broad and narrow guage railways all aroud Bilbao. Unfortunately there is an equal ac tivity displayed by the extreme so cialists in the rural districts of Bis cay and In the industrial and mining country, almost to the very suburbs of Bilbao. In the suburb of Deusto is the open-air ball game ring, where thousands of socialists assemble on frequent occasions to denounce capi tal and the powers that be. J. Wright in Chicago Record. ADMITTED CUILT. Mlssonrl Convict Pardoned for Telling the Trnth. Gov. Bob Stewart, Bourbon and Democrat, was the most picturesque character who ever occupied the exec utive mansion in Missouri. He de feated Major James S. Rollins for governor in 1S57. The governor was from St. Joseph and many are the stories told of this eccentric and er ratic westerner. The following inci dent illustrates Gov. Stewart's keen- noted throughout Missouri. It was sense of humor for which he was the custom of the governor to question the convicts In the penitentiary as to why they were Imprisoned. The in variable answer was an avowal of in nocence and of wrongful conviction. Finally, in his rounds he encountered one prisoner, who said he was im prisoned for horse stealing. "Are you guilty?" asked the governor. "Well, governor, I guess I am; I took the horses," rejoined the man in stripes. "Get right out of this penitentiary," Governor Stewart vehemently replied. "You will contaminate all these in nocent men who have been wrongful ly placed here." The fellow was released immediate ly and a pardon was filled out for him. Skill of the Camro Cotter. The cameo cutter's occupation Is very exacting. He can put in only a few hours' work at a time as a usual thing, because of the tension on his nerves. A quavering hand may be re sponsible for the single stroke which will spoil a week's work. He must have an eye almost like a microscope, and a very delicate touch; he must be an artist in soul, and as skillful rr craftsman as is a watchmaker; he must know how to model and draw, and he must have a knowledge of chemistry, so as to remove offending spots. The work Is executed in relief on many kinds of hard or precious etones, but essentially the chalcedonic variety of quartz and on shells. Royal Corpite Awaiting: Burial. It Is said that since the year 1700 a custom has prevailed in Spain which prohibits the burial of a dead king before the death or his successor. The late King Alfonso XII., therefore, lies embalmed on a marble slab in a vault of the Escurlal, covered over with a sheeL On the death of his son. the present young king, the body will be removed and buried with great pomp by the side of its ancestors In the Es curlal chapel, that of Alfonso XIIL taking its place on the marble slab. VULTURE AND SNAKE. Fight Witnessed When Mexican line Was Heine purveyed. When the international boundary commission rcsurveyed the territorial lines between the United States and Mexico the naturalists of the party gathered a carload of natural history specimens. Dr. Mearns. who, with hU assistants, collected nearly 20,000 speci uifciis of birds and mammals, tells uf a fight in the air between a California vulture and a rattlesnake, which he saw while exploring the Cocopah mountains of Lower California. It was in the early morning. The hi? bird had seized the snake behind the head and was struggling upward with its writhing, deadly burden. The snake's captor appeared aware that its victim was dangerous. The b'irden was heavy, as the reptile was nearly five feet long. The grip of the bird on the snake's body was not of the best. The snake seemed to be squirming from its captor's talons, at least suiliciently to enable it to strike. Its triangular head was seen to recoil and dart at the mass of feathers. It did this once or twice, and then with a shriek the vulture dropped its prey. The bird was probably 500 feet or so above ob servers. The astonished men were then treated to a spectacle seldom seen. Few birds but a vulture could accomplish such a feat. The instant the snake escaped from the bird's clutches it dropped earthward like a shot. And like a shot the bird dropped after It, catching it in midair with a grip that caused death. At any rate, the snake ceased to wriggle, and the vulture soared away to a mountain peak to devour its hard-earned meal. That the snake did not bite the vul ture and cause its death can only be explained by the fact that the' thick feathers probably protected the flesh from the reptile's fangs. AERIAL FIRE TRUCK. A Pretty Jolly Sort of Toy for the Amusement of Bigger Boys, Somewhat different from the toy en gine or truck that the small child .drags ibout on the sidewalk by a string is ;he aerial fire truck, as it is called, made for the amusement of bigger joys. This apparatus, exclusive of the .ongue, is about six feet in length, the wheels being a foot or more in height. The tongue handle can be grasped by .wo boys, constituting the team, or a irag rope can be made fast to it, so hat more boys can tally on to whoop -.he truck along. There are two lad lers to this truck, lying one upon the ither, and carried like the ladders on i fire truck. There is a seat for the Iriver, this seat being so made that t fits down upon the top of and over he ladders as they lie upon the truck when not in use. When the ladders ire to be used the seat is thrown off. J'he two ladders really constitute an extension ladder, which can be raised .o a height of about twelve feet, the -aising being done without removing .he ladders from the truck, by the op eration of two cranks. Turning one :rank raises the two ladders, lying as .hey are one upon the other, to the de ;ired position upright; turning the )ther crank raises the ladder that had Deen .uppermost a3 they lay on the ruck upward now in extension. The lerial truck is sold as a plaything for lity use, but it Is more often used iround a country place, where there is nore room and oportunity for its use. n such a place, where a lot of young sters can yank the truck off on the lead run to some barn or high wall, here to raise the ladders in a great lurry, while a boy mounts to the top with a pail of water, they manage to ;et a great deal of fun and excitement jut of it. Criticises Paris Kxpoltion. M. Paul de Cassagnac, In a leading article in Autorite, says the Paris ex position is a gigantic failure, which will have disastrous results not only Tor the exhibitors, but for Paris trades men and the commercial public. M. de Cassagnac cites an instance of bankruptcy in the Rue de Cairo, where one day three fine Egyptian camels were sold for $50, and twenty-five beau tiful white donkeys, brought at great cost from Cairo, were knocked down at auction for $8.50 each, when they would yield more than that if chopped up into Lyons sausages. He says that the number of awards is out of all proportion to the number of exhibit ors, and declares that in the face of an epidemic of exposition bankruptcy, failures, ruins and disaster, this deluge of medals of every imaginable metal nnd all this junketing, wining, dining, speechifying and self-glorifict.tion are as grotesque as it would be to decor ate the morgue with flags and roses and illumine it with a blaze of electric lights. Inlted States Banks Third. It is just as well to be truthful about the rank of the United States at the Paris exposition, as indicated by the awards of prizes, says the Bos ton Herald. Commissioner General Peck's statement - that the United States; after France, secures the great est honors at the exposition is not cor rect. The latest figures show that, barring France, it is Germany that Is far and away ahead of all other na tions. The United States comes sec ond; Great Britain, with the British colonies, third. Germany has secured 251 grand prizes, the United States, 218, and Great Britain 179. As among these three great competing countries Germany triumphs in fifty-one of the 121 classes comprised in the exposi tion. The United States wins in thiry one classes, and Great Britain In thirty classes. In other words, the verdict of the International grand juries is that the world's fair. In proportion to that of Germany, Is as three to five. HtuUlt'd Out of School. Gen. Chaffee, not bavins the advan tage of a military duration before he became a soldier, tias taken every op portunity presenting itself to become proficient iu his profession. He has completed courses in law and .-military tactics. New Vork's Free I.i-ctures. Free lectures given under the aus pices of the New York city depart ment of education show sn increase in attendance of 18.C73 during the last winter and spring, as compared with the same period of a year before. Tomtits Jn a Lfllcrltni. At CranlK)rne, Dorset, a pair of tom tits have been nestling In the private letter box of a farm house. Itteis have been placed In the box almost daily without the birds being disturbed and nine eggs have been laid and hatched. The same letter box was utilized as a nest last year. TKx-4Mltifl nn F.iicIIkIiii! n. Maj. Loihnire, the Iele;ian olficer rlu executed the Englishman nanie.l Stokes in the Congo Tree State, l.a been dismissed from the potion as niunarer of the Congo Free Slate trad ing company. It is understood that this is the result of the charges orousht against him of cruelty to the natives. ii'riniiii Army Step. he G'.-Tmnn army the step Is if 1 i t TI V. inches, and the num 'ps in a minute, at 112; in the : ii.cl rs. and the num- H ' to ii.it; in the Italian at 2'J'2 . ' i'.t- up ruber at 1-0; in the :T: h"s. .unl the number .i t'i;' I-:.!;.-l:sh at ."50 inches, :. ; :it 11C steps a minute. i:: t Tin- liiikro Tra t. A liU!e boy in Bangor, Me., was suf .'..ring from a severe cold and his i:ct:;M- gave him a bottle of cough Mixture to take while at school. On us return she asked him if he had ;:i;en the medicine. "No," he candidly r!k"i. "but Bobby .Ton did. fie i!c-d it, ?n i snapped it with liira for h.iiidful of peanuts." Ak-Sar-Ben at Omaha. You'll ''see things" if you are in Omaha this week. The Knights of Ak-S:u-Ih-n have arranged a i marram compared with vhii-li their efforts of previous years sink into insijrni licence. Six days and ni'hls of fun and friv olity; of jrorjjeous street parades, five vaudeville shows, hand concerts, and out-door masquerades. The greatest week's amusements ever provided by any western city an Oriental ('arnival and an Occi dental Street Fair, all in one. Half rates to Omaha, via the Burl ington route, Septeinlier 2. 'Jti, - and 28. Only (JO cents for round trip from Plattsmouth. See t he t icket a .'.vent the lJurliryt n ticket arent. Great Horse Sale. We will sell at auction October BKX), at the farm of A. S. Will, opjM- site Eight Mile drove cemetery, two (2) car loads of good horses, weighing from nine hundred (!M0) to fourteen hundred (1.400) pounds, well bred, good style and good action. Sale will commence at 10 a. m. sharp. . Terms of sale: One year's t ime will be given on bankable notes, at S per cent interest, or 2 per cent on" for cash; all stock must be sett led fr lx- t'ore leaving premises. Free lunch at noon. A. S. Wn.rt Sons. The Last Chance. September 20, is the date of Burling ton's next low rate excursion to points east. The last of the Home Visitors ex cursion is announced for Wednesday, September 2!. One fare plus S2.fi is the round trip offered from all Burlington Houte sta- ions in Nebraska and Kansas to everywhere in Iowa, Wisconsin and the: northern peninsula ot Michigan nd to nearlv everywhere in Illinois, Northern Missouri and Southern Min- csota. Tickets good to return until Octo ber 31, 11)00. For rates and tickets, ipply to nearest agent of the Burling on route, or address J. Francis, Gen eral Passenger Agent, Omaha. Harper Whiskey Received Cold Medal.; (Special Dispatch.) Paris, Aug. 2.". -American whiskies received the llicial approval today when Gold Medal was awarded to liernhemi Bros., Louisville, Ky., on their I. W. Harper whisker. Sold in Platsmouth, Nebraska, by F. G. Eyenberger. EDITOR'S AWFUL PLIGHT.! F. M. Higgins, editor Seneca (Ills.) News, was afllicted for years with iles that no doctor or remedy helped until he tried Iluckien's Arnica Salve. the best in the world. lie writes, two boxes wholly cured him. Infalli ble for Files. Cure guaranteed. Only 25 cents! Sold by F. G. Fricke .V Co. POWDER MILL EXPLOSION Removes everything in sight; so do drastic mineral pills, but loth are mighty dangerous. No need to dyna mite your body when Dr. King's New Life Pills do the work so easily ami perfectly. Cures headache, eonstipa- tiou. Only 2.1 cents at F. G. l ncKe Go's drug store. For Those Going East. General Passenger Agent Faancls is enthusiastic on the subject of the "home isitors " excursions which the I'.ui lington has announced for September 10 and 20. 'From present indications I lieve I urn safe in saying that our fa-t-i lit ies w ill be taxed to the ut most to provide accommodations for ealt bound taavelers who will take advan tage of these rates," said Mr. Frauds yesterday. '-Our mail has i or reused enormously during the last week. We are receiving inquiries from all parts! of Nebraska. "I knew, of course, when I an nounced the rates that they would iind favor with the people of this state, hut my most sanguine expecta tions are being exceeded. No such 'wide open' rates as those of Scptein ber'10 and 2 have ever I m-fore Imvii made, by any Nebraska railroad. As you know, the rates arc not confined to Chicago, Peora or St. Louis. They apply to every point in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. The good jK-oplc of this state, having time, money and inclination to go east and visit their friends, are going to keep us busy in looking after them properly. We shall, of course, do thfs. If necessaay we can secure a large number of cach es from connecting lines. These, with our regular equipment, will enable us to care for the business in good shaie. "The revenue which these excur sions will add to the company's treas ury is an important item, hut my principal idea in running tliem is to send cast several thousand men and women who will be living illusl rat ions ! o the fact that just now Nehraskans arc on Easy Street. The renters and ? A. W. ATWOOD.... Sella - PURE DRUCJS, PATENT M HI MCI X MS. STATIONARY AND CKJARS, PAINTS, OILS, VA RNISII KS. DVKS, HAIR AND TOOTH IJRUSIIKS. TO I LET ARTICLES, PEKFUMERY, SOAPS, SPONGES. WINDOW CLASS AND WALL PAPER. HUMPHREY'S. LUTIES AND .MUX VOX'S HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES. 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