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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
March 26, 1896.
NUTRIMENT IN EGOS.
Tklr Valae M a Fo4 and Tfcalr Dm la
Six large egg will weigh about a
pound. As a fletth producer one pound
of egg is equal to one pound of beef.
About one-third of the weight of an
egg is solid nutriment, which is more
than can be said of meat There are
no bones and tough pieces that have to
be laid aside. Practically the egg is an
imal food and yet there is none of the
disagreeable work of the butcher nec
essary to obtain it Eggs at average
prices are among the cheapest and
most nutritious articles of diet Like
milk, an egg is complete food in itself,
containing everything necessary for
ths development of a perfect animal
It is also easily digested, if not dam
1 ged in cooking, indeed, there is no
more concntrated and nourishing food
The albumen, oil and saline matter
are, as in milk, in the right propor
tion for sustaining animal life. The
valuable or important salts are con
tained in the yolk, and hence this
portion of the egg is most useful in
Nome forms of disease. A weakly per
son, in whom nerv force is deficient
and the blood impoverished, may take
thi yolk of egg with advantage. The
iron and the phosphoric compounds
are in a condition to be easi y anim
ated, and although homuepathic in
quantity, nevertheless exert a marked
influence on the systsm. The yolks of
ejrgs, containing as they do, less albu
men, are not so injuriously affected by
heat as the whites, and a hard- toiled
.yoke may be usually eaten by invalids
w ithout inconvenience.
HE KNEW TOO LATE.
Lacking the Information He Had Ileea
Scooped in Right Along.
"Could I get a little information
from you?" asked a farmer-like-looking
man at the Northwestern station
"Yes. sir," replied the officer.
"Well, I want to know how these
confidence men work?"
"In various ways. Sometimes they
borrow money and give a worthless
check on a bank "
"They do, eh?" gasped the man, with
a sudden start
"Yes; or perhaps they borrow money
and turn over a check for a trunk.
Vhen you go to look for the trunk it
is not to be found."
"By George!" muttered the man.
"Then again they sell you a bogus
bond, or borrow money on it"
"And they sometimes hire their vio
tims to boss a mill or factory some
where, and then borrow money to pay
a freight bill."
"Four different ways!" shouted the
man, as he jumped clear of the floor.
"And 1 11 be hanged if I haven't been
taken in on every one of 'em in a rida
of a hundred miles! Say, come down
and show me the river the deepest
spot in the river the place where I
can drop in and won't never come to
the surface again with my dough-filled
THE LITTLE BIRD.
The Latest Form or Literary Hysteric
The little bird stood on the roof of
the cowshed and scratched its neck.
Afar down the alley a lone ragman
drove his chariot slowly along and
chanted his plaintive lay. The wind
moaned through the chimney pots, the
red sun looked dimly down through
the smoke, and the little bird stood on
the roof of the cowshed and scratched
The little bird stood on the roof of
the cowshed and scratched its neck.
Sadly the stray policeman in the gray
distance swiped a banana from the
cart of a passing Italian and peeled it
with a grimy hand. Ha was thinking,
thinking. And the dead leaves still
choked the tin spout above the rain
water bi-rrel in the back yard.
The little bird stood on the roof of
the cowshed and scratched its neck.
Adown the gutters in the lonely street
ran murky puddles on their long, long
journey toward the distant sea. Borne
on the wings of the ' sluggish breeze
came a far-off murmur of vagrant dogs
in fierce contention, and life was a
hollow mockery to the homeless cat
The little bird stood ont the roof of
the cowshed and scaatched its neck.
And it softly said:
"I scratch because St itches."
Why Hayes Didn't Carry a Watch.
, Ex-President Hayes did not carry a
watch, the reason for which peculiarly
illustrates one of the traits of his
character. It appears that in his
younger days the watch he then car
ried was the cause of sending two men
to the penitentiary. It was stolen
from his pocket; the thief was cap
tured, tried, convicted and sent to the
penitentiary for a term of years. Mr.
Hayes recovered his watch and a sec
ond time it was stolen. The thief
turned out to be a poor man with a
large family, and after he had been
sent to the penitentiary Mr. Hayes
came to the conclusion that he would
get rid of the cause of so much trouble
to his fellow-men. Since then he
never owned a watch.
Ktchest bold Mine In the World.
Late reports from the srold mine of
Mount Morgan, in Queensland, Aus-
tra 1a, the richest in the world, show
that the prospecting which has been
carried on makes it evident that gold
bullion to the value of scores of mil
li ns of dollars will be taken from this
deposit before it is exhausted. Transi
tions in value are rarely contrasted
more strongly than in this astonishing
gold find. Ten years ago the entire
hill which goes by the name of Mount
Morgan was sold for $3,200. Since that
time it has paid in dividends to the
stockholdr a in the company that
owns the mine more than $15,000,000,
with the prospect of almost unlimited
payments in the future.
TO INSURE LONGEVITY.
Am Knt-lish Member of Parliament's Diet
st 86 Tears Old.
Mr. Isaaa Holden, M. P., is 86, He
appears about 00, and in the small
hours of the morning, when the house
of commons is having a late sitting, he
looks fresher than anyone else. The
Bradford Observer has lately published
an interview in which Mr. Holden ex
plains the way to live long. The normal
duration of life, it would seem, is 120
years, being five times the period that
it takes for the bones to harden. If
people consume much lime their
arteries bee " me ossifi 1 and the
capillary Teasels blocked up. If their
brains are out into when they are
reaching midlife it Is like cutting into
a sandbag. To arrive at a normal old
age a man must take a good
deal of walking exercise and
see that the air is frequently
changed in the rooms in which he
lives. Starch diet produces acidity in
the blood, and has to be converted into
sugar of fruit before it is assimilable.
A meat diet is also undesirable. The
meals must be regularly taken, and
eating and drinking must not go to
gether. Mr. Holden's daily bill of fare
is as follows: For breakfast and sup
per he takes one baked apple, one
banana, one orange, twenty grapes
and a biscuit made from banana flour
with butter. His midday meil consists
of three ounces of beef or mutton, re
duced to powder in a mortar and then
passed through a colander, with a half
cupful of soup occasionally poured
over it Theory is all very well, but
Mr. Holden has proved his case by his
health and vigor at a perio.1 when
most men are, to suy the least, verging
6n old age.
FACTS ABOUT TREES.
Uses of Their Woods and Leaves Valu.
able for Many Things.
1 he butternut is a tree that likes best
a rocky, uneven soil, and in whose
shade neither shrub nor herb will
thrive. . The bark is used as a dye-stuff
for woolens. Curled and bird's eye
maple is a wood of the same family
that sometimes have curiously arranged
fibre, one which curves, the other with
eyes, hence the name. White ash is
used in carriage works. It is poisonous
to snakes. It is said a snake is never
found in its shade. White oak tirabsr
is valued in ship building. Applets
excellent for food and fuel. Weavers'
shuttles are made of the wood. Black
birch timber is used in basket works,
and that tree is claimed by the Indians
as their natural inheritance. It emits
a pleasant odor when burning.
Mountain laurel wood is used in
making combs. The leaves are poison
ous to some animals. Black wild cherry
timber is much valued in cabinet
works. The bark is highly medicinal.
The leaves, when wilted are poisonous
to cattle.' Of dog-wood, weavers' spools
and handles of carpenter's tools are
made. Witch hazel is a large and cu
rious forest shrub. The small branches
we.'e formerly used for "divining rods,"
and an extract from it is valued in
medical practice. The wood of the
American aspen, or white poplar, is
used in the manufacture of paper.
A Mew Swindling- Scheme.
A gang of sharpers are having suo-
cess in a swindling game in the interior
towns of West Virginia. A well-dressed
man puts in an appearance at a country
store, and informs the proprietor that
he is searching for rare coins, giving a
list of specimens and their alleged
value. He asks the storekeeper to keep
a sharp lookout, and in case he gets
any of the coins mentioned in the al
leged list, to keep them until he re
turns, which he says will be in a short
time. Soon another stranger casually
drops in and buys some little article,
and, in making change, exhibits sev
eral coins which, he says, are pocket
pieces. The proprietor consults his
list and finds the value of the alleged
pocket piece put down at $40 or $50
each. Anxious to make a good thing,
the storekeeper usually pays a good big
price for the pieces. He then waits for
the man who made the temptin g off era,
but he never turns uo.
Rescued From Death by the False Tall
of Ills Home.
"When I see the docked tails of the
horses of the fashionable," said Ar-
mand Cherie of Detroit, as he sat in
the hotel rotunda, "I recall the ludi
crous escape from the Paris insurgents
of 1848 of one Captain Prebois. The
captain had on his person important
instructions, and had just turned the
corner of the Place Vendome, when a
band of insurgents seized the reins of
his horse and asked him to surrender
the papers he was carrying. He re
fused. 'Down with him! Shoot him!'
"He put spurs to his horse and it
plunged and reared. One of the in
surgents got hold of the animal's tail,
and immediately there was a loud
roar of laughter. The now hilarious
mob let the horse gallop off, and so
Captain Prebois escaped. He rode a
magnificent thoroughbred. It noble
and splendid symmetry of form had
been every morning the admiration of
the loiterers in the Hois de liGulogne.
When it galloped off, leaving its tail
in the hands of the ragamuffin who
had seized the appendage, there was
nothing to do but to laugh, for it was
a false tail that this proud and pre
sumably faultless horse had been wear
ing all the time."
Overworked Her Teeth.
A contributor to a JJew York paper
says: "I met a hotel chambermaid
the other day whose lower teeth were
n-arly all missing, and from a singular
cause. She had been for a great many
years in the habit of holdings the pil
lows in br teeth while she drew on
the slips with both hands and it re
sulted in the loosening and gradual
loss of those teeth upon which the
strain was the greatest
A WARM SPOT.
The Plea are of Imagination t a Pom
In the process of cleaning the streets
of recently fallen snow the laborers la
New York found it necessary to heap
the snow up in big drifts or piles at in'
tervals along some of the more fre
quented streets. In the course of a
day or so these drifts became black
with the soot of the city, but the drifU
were snow just the same. One after
noon thert was a little boy found
seated in the middle of one of these
drifts with his hands in his pockets
and his toes cuddled together.
"Why are you sitting there, my
lad?" asked a passer.
"Cause I was trun down, answered
"What do yon mean bythat?"
"Why, see, I went inter de saloon on
de corner to get warm, and I just got
me back agin the registrum, or what
ever dey calls it, where de heat comes
out, an' dey fired me, see?"
"But didn't you get warm, and if
not, why arc you out here in the
"Why, yer see, boss, dis here is de
warmest spot I kin find. You don't
know how good it is if you haint tried
it. Yer just settle down here, like as
if yer was in yer easy chair at your
libry, wid a fire in front of yer and,
though it's cold at first, you don't
know, boss, bow warm it seems after
two or tree minutes."
AFTER YEARS IN EARTH.
Curious Instances of the Freservatioa cx
The tomb of Edward I., of England,
who died in 1307, was opened onJanu-
ary 2, 1770, after 463 years had elapsed,
and his body found to be almost per
fect, the face even retaining its ex
pression. Canute, the Dane, who crossed ovei
to England in 1017, was found in 1776
by the workmen .who repaired the
cathedral. His body had reposed in
the grave for nearly 750 years, but was
perfectly fresh and life-like.
In 1569 three Roman soldiers were
dug out of a peat bog in Ireland,
where they had, in all probability,
lain at least 1,500 years, yet they were
perfectly preserved, even to skin, hair,
eyes and nails.
In the reign of James II., of Eng
land, the big church at Warwickshire
fell. In clearing away the debris it
became necessary to move the tomb of
Thomas Oray, at one time marquis of
Dorsetshire. When this had been done
it was found that the body of the
marquis was as fresh as a corpse newly
buried, the joints even being pliable.
This discovery was made exactly seventy-eight
years, three months aid
two days after the burial.
Robert Braybrook, who was bishop
of London in 1381, and who died in
1404, was found to look perfectly
natural when removed from the tomb
after the great London fire of 1606;
even the color of the eyes could be dis
tinguished. Riches to P 11 per.
An Inmate of the Lambeth work
house named Sheridan has been identi
fied as the heir to . a fortune, in real
and personal property, of 300,000.
This fortune was awaiting him when
he entered the workhouse as a pauper
several years ago, but the lawyers of
the estate could not locate him until
last week. A sister of Sheridan's
father, a Mrs. Blake, died in 1883. in
testate, leaving property aggregating
300,000 in value, and Sheridan is
found to be the next of kin. Two
sons whom he has not seen for some
years he believes to be in America.
The Average Womaa.
The average woman can now bs ax
pressed in figures, so far at least as her
physical qualities are concerned. She
weighs one hundred and seventeen
pounds and is five feet three inches
high, if she is an American. If she is
French she is only five feet one inch
tall, and if she is English she is the
tallest of ' the three. These statistics
have been obtained by measurements
of . over a thousand women in their
stockings by the French academy; of
over seven hundred women by Dr.
Francis Gal ton, in England; and of
nearly two thousand women by Dr.
Sargeant of Cambridge. American
women, it is said, weigh slightly more
than either French or Kuirlish women.
This is a statement difficult of belief.
Is That Diamond Genuine?
Here is an easy means of determining
whether a supposed diamond is genuine
or not Pierce a hole in a card with a
needle, and then look at the hole
through the stone. If false you will
see two holes, but if you have a real,
diamond, only a single hole will ap
pear. You may also make the test in
another way. Put your finger behind
the stone and look at it thiough the
diamond as through a magnifying
glass. If the stone is genuine, you will
be unable to distinguish the grain of
the skin, but with a false stone this
will be plainly visible. Furthermore,
looking through a rcil diamond, the
setting is never visible, whereas it is
with a false stone.
Horse-Power of Whale.
The horse power of a whale has been
made the subject of study by the anato
mist. Sir William Turner, of the Uni
versity of Edinburgh, Scotland, in con
junction with with the equally emi
nent Glasgow shipbuilder, John Hen
derson. The size and dimensions of
a great finner stranded several years
ago on the shore at Longriddy fur
nished the necessary data for the compu
tation of the power necessary to propel
it at a speed of twelve miles an hour.
This whale measured eighty feet in
length, twenty feet across at the
flanges of the tail, and weighed seventy
four tons. To attain a speed of twelve
miles an hour it was calculated that
145-hcrse power was necessary.
Patronize those persons who advertise
In this paper.
THE CAUSE OP LAGBIFPE.
Now Admitted to be From
Careful observation in many cases of
La Grippe extending over several years
have gradually developed the fact that
it is very generally caused from dietetic
In other words, during the prevalence
of La Grippe, persons who suffer from
indigestion or stomach troubles are
almost invariably victims of theepidemic.
This can be readily understood when you
remember that the germs of any disease
cannot gain a foothold in the system of
a man or women who is blessed with
perfect digestion because perfect diges-.
tion means perfect health, and such
persons can bid defiance to La Grippe
or any other prevailing epidemic.
For this reason physicians nave re
cently introduced into their practice the
new preparation known as Stuart's
Dyspepsia Tablets as an almost certain
preventive of La Urippe, as tnis remeay
by giving perfect digestion and assim
ilation of the food so fortifies the system
against disease that all danger from this
epidemic is reduced to a minium.
So popular have steuart.s uyspepBia
Tablets become that it is claimed within
one month after being made known to
public one hundred and ninty-three drug
gist in Detroit, Mich., alone were selling
it and today they pronounce it trie
most satisfactory remedy they .are sell
ing for all forma of stomach derange
ment. The price at druggist is but 50 cents
for full sized package.
It is not a cure-all, but it is recommen
ded as a cure for Dyspepsia' and
stomach troubles only.
A little book on stomach Diseases
sent free by addressing Stuart Co.,
Bring Your Friends to Nebraska.
The Chicago. Burlington & Quincy R.
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particularly those in Nebraska. The
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for each such person, giving name and
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BANE & ALTSCHULEB,
Attorneys-at-Law, 1101 0 Street.
In the district court, Lancaster county, Ne.
braska. Cora L. Wagoner, Plaintiff, vs. James
B. Wagoner, Defendant.
To James B. Wagoner, Defendant;
Yon are hereby notified that on the 9th day of
March, 1896, Cora L. Wagoner filed a petition
against yon In the district court of Lancaster
county, Nebraska, the object and prayer of which
are to obtain from yon a dtvoroe on the ground
of non-support, and extreme cruelty, and further
object of said petitioner Is to be restored to her
maiden name of Cora L. Wllcoxon.
Ton are required to answer on or before Mon
day, the 20th day of April, 1S9.
CORA L. WAGONER.
By Bane & Altschuler, her Attorneys. 4w
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Why the Tourist, Traveler, and
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Second You should go because, when
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tant bnt 49 miles fjom Salt Lake City, is now
attracting the attention of the mining world as
the only western rival of Cripple Creek, Colo.
The district has bad a most remarkable history.
The town of Lewiston rose, flourished, and pattHed
into decay twenjy-flve years ago, on the very
spot on which Mercur bag been built within the
last eighteen months. It was renowned as a sil
ver camp in '71 by the development of the Sparrow-hawk
and Last Chance mines, which pro
duced over Sl.OGO.OOO in the white metal. At that
time there were 1,009 people in Lewiston, and the
district was very lively, but the rich pocket
having worked out, Lewiston's fame began to
wane. The next big strike In the district, one
that is yet talked of by old-timers, was the Car
rie Steele, from a pocket In which some parties,
scraped ont $H3,000 in abont three months time.
This caused great excitement, so much so that
in '72 and 73 the hill was swarming with pros
pectors. Then the camp again declined until '7
and '80, when It was abandoned. In 18U0 atten.''
process, and a test of the ore was made In Den
ver witb snch elaborate results that the old Spar-,.
row-hawk or Marion mine was brought out of a
440,000 or S50.000 indebtedness and put on a divi
dend paying basis. The formation at Mercur la
very similar to the region about Johannesburg
In South Alrics, except that the Camp Floyd ore
bodies are mrger and richer. Geologists atid
mineralogists differ as to ths origin and forma
tion of tho ore body, some elaimlnr three dis
tinct gold-bearing veins while others seem to
favor the single blanket vein theory. On on
point, however, all agree, that no such gold de
posit has ever before been discovered. In the
Mercnr mine, recently bonded for $1,500,000, the
ore bodies average $15.00 In gold to the ton,
while some assays run into the hundreds mark.
With the aid of the cyanide process this ore is
mined and milled at an average cost of $2 50 to
$3.00 per ton, leaving a profit of $12.00 to $12.60
per ton. On thisbasls the mine has. in the year
just passed, paid dividends to the extent of $300,
000. The adjoining properties, the Oolden Uate,
Marion and Ueyser are equally as rich. The vein
or veins have already been traced from the clus
ter of mines at Mercur, to Sunshine, a distance
of six miles, where tbe Sunshine mine and mill,
another large property, Is located, together with
numerous claims of less mngnitnde. In the Mer
cur mine alune 200,000 tons of ore are now
blocked out, with an average value of $14.00 per
ton, making a total value of $?;S00.O0O; the Gol
den Gate is able to show 100,000 tons of higher
value than the Mercur, while the Sunshine has tn
sight more ore than either of tbe above, bnt of
lower value. II the discoveries recently made
twelve miles west of Mercur and far to the south
are uncovering of the same vein, then there Is
atrong evidence that the great deposit covers an
area of from 100 to 150 square miles. It Is hardly
supposable that all portions of the vein will yield
profitable values, although that Is the belief ot
many, hot It is quite within the range of possi
bilities, as no barren spot has yet been touched.
Keeping in mind the fact that any ore exceeding
$3.00 in value per tan, can be mined and milled
at a handsome profit, there can be no question
but that the Camp Floyd district w I yet be one
of the largest gold-producing camps tn the world.
Owing to the mildness of the cliinHte, prospect
ing can he conducted at all seasons of the year, 1
and at the present writing viuorous work is be-,'
Ing done at many points io the district. The re
sult of this work will show Itself during the com
ing year In the opening of the oiH bodies In VAP--lons
localities throuuhout the distrli-t, and num
bers of claims that are now mere prospects will
undoubtedly become paylrnr mines In the near ,
future. Nowhere at the present time can there
be found a field for speculation which will exceed
that of the Camp Floyd district.
Mercur or the Camp Floyd Mining district!
best reached via the Mo Grand Western Hallway
to Salt Lake City. For further particulars o'r
for printed matter apply to V. A. W ADLKIGH,
General Passenger Agent, Rio Grande Western
Hallway, Salt Lake City.
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