The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, September 17, 1896, Page 7, Image 7
Sept. 17, 189G THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT. 7 "Honor, Integrity." I To the Editor-The "yellow jackets," are constantly prating about "national honor and national inteenty." They y in the face of history and all the con- tl,e payment of United States bonds. The payment of each bonds in silver ollars was more particularly stipulated for, than any provision for the payment, in part with gold. One stipulation is that these bonds may be paid id silver dollars contain ing 412?4 grains standard silver. This was the outcome of a bitter struggle which all interested citizens should not forget. i All have the opportunity to know this, either, debtor or creditor. That law controls all contracts now made by the government contracts made otherwise would not be worth the paper they were written on. Rothschilds and all great loaners know this, full well. And every loan they make to the United States they know is payable in silver at the will or pleasure of the gov ernment. It is dishonorable, or repudia tion, to pay in silver dollars? They say "we borrowed gold and therefore are honor bouud to pay back in gold." Rothschilds bad no mouey that we would take, but gold he had to put in gold, or he could not get our bonds. He made but one paSJnt difference between payment in golu or silver. If he was paid in silver in New York, or Boston the money could be re loaned in this country or exchanged for any commodities in this country. Roths childs knows what he is about, and no doubt despizes the toadyism of the American cockney, who shouts long and loud against the interests and integrity of this country. England is lareely our creditor, and her people more than any other have Intricmed and managed to increase the value of the gold dollar by debasing sil ver bullion, wheat, corn, oats, cotton, wool, in fact, all of which the Americans have a surplus and reacn European mar Votn. Silver is the victim of a grand bold consDiracv by large gold owners and cold (ramblers. It has brought this country to ruin, and yet "repudiation'' is shouted if the Eeople strive to better their condition y and through weil defined rights under the law. Nor will ins assersion of our rights to pay a coin debt in silver dollars in the least disparage our honest integ rity. McKinley, Harrison and Sherman outrage facts when they aver that ours is a "fifty cent dollar" and is guaranteed hv the government to be worth 100 cents in gold. There is no such guaranty. When "silver dollar coinage" was re stored in 1878 it carried with it all the prestige and power, as a legal tender, that t ld possessed down to 1873, when the silver dollar was the unit of account, instead of gold. That its limited coin- n ce did not impair its integrity as an absolute legal tender it is futile to deny, The enforced enhancement of gold by the commercial bulls of Europe and America is powerless to nullify our laws; that 41214 grains of coined standard silver ia one dollar. The congress of the United States has uttered this edict, and it will take more than the sinister and combined attacks of McKinley, Sherman, Harrison and their echoes to render it null and void. Nor can the fluctuations and ever vary ing fortunes of the great national or in ternational gold gamblers move its im pregnable foundations! A more thur ough study of the status of our dollar has led to the conclusion of its absolute and independent potency as a money factor of the realm. It depends upon gold for nothing! The silver dollar is as independent of gold as the gold dollar is independent 01 saver. Sherman said our silver dollars cir culated in London. Sir, if they do to any extent circulate in London and by weight, thev thus pass at 1.2929 instead of 66 cents per ounce, or they would not he offered. It is a strange idea that coin of any country should be valued by the fluctua tions of the commercial prices of the gross material of which it is made, bner- man knows better than this. Congress has power to coin money and to deter mine its v, "tie. Without this regulation "coin value would be utterly useless, and impossible, as they might be subject to daily or even hourly fluctuations. In England, Germany, France, etc., in cluding the United States, the silver money of each respectively is fixed by law and not by commerce. The dishon est and artificial inflation of gold is the only reason why there is any difference between the coin value and the commer cial value of silver. How does it work? - Answer It adds vastly to the wealth of creditor England, and the bankruptcy of the United States. S. M. 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THE LONG-KECKED ANIMALS IS FAST DISAPPEARING. Only Two In America and One In England Pecolarltle of the Camelopard Its Queer Neck. 7 HEBE are only two giraffes in America. : This may seem a startling statement to people who think they can remem ber seeing many of the long-necked beasts, bnt it is nevertheless abso lutely true. There is only one in Lngland, and on the Continent of Europe the dearth is as remarkable. . In the wild beast market there are none to be had, and collectors are compelled to send agents into the interior of South Africa to secure them. Three years ago the last of a large herd of giraffes that had been im ported by the Barnum & Bailey show was killed by getting down in its car daring a railroad ran and having its spinal column badly bent. Its death occurred at Glovers ville, N. Y., May 21, 1893. For two years Manager James A. Bailey was constantly trying to replace the animal, and he suc ceeded last summer in getting a line one after hunting over half the globe. Animals are valuable when an exhibi tor wants one badly and the whole world of traffickers in wild creatures can offer bat a single specimen for purchase. Thus it happened that it cost Mr. Bailey $14,000 to land this young giraffe safely with the show. About the same time that Mr, Bailey's fine camelopard (that is the older name of the animal, handed down from the anoient Romans, who saw some f anoied resemblance to both the camel and the leopard) died, the London Zoological Sooiety lost the last of its herd of English-bred giraffes, which had been maintained in its gar dens since 1836, and like the Ameri can showman, the London society found great difficulty in replacing its , A young female was landed in Lon don about the same time that Mr. Bailey got his new specimen, by Mr. Beiche of Hanover, Germany, who sent an expedition to the southern limits of the giraffe country, with ' six young animals, but five died from various causes on the way. It takes a journey overland, through a waterless country, of some 15,000 miles to get a giraffe to Cape Town, and the mere cost of bringing one from South Afrioa to New York, the freight, so to speak, is something like $7500, count ing the cost of the expedition by cars an. The giraffe is fast disappearing be fore the encroachments of man. and long before the great central plateau of Afrioa. which is its habitat, has been opened up to civilization it will, like the great auk, have been com pletely wiped out Formerly giraffes were exported from North Afrioa, by way of the Bed Sea, but since the in' troduotion of firearms, and their gen eral use by the Bedouins and Soudan ese in hunting, these timid animals have been driven far to the south of the Soudan, and the wars waged by the British have closed the Soudan route to the country lying south of it. The only gateway that is practi cable to bring them out of Africa now lies through Cape Town, and for the last half dozen years even that pre sents almost insuperable difficulties, on account of the constant wars between the natives and the Boers and Eng lish. The giraffe is not a hardy animal in captivity. It does not thrive on dry food, like most ruminant animals, which do almost as well on hay as on grass. In the wild state the giraffe feeds almost entirely on the leaves and twigs of a species of acacia, which the Boers call kameel-doorn, or camel thorn, the giraffe itself being known to them as kameel, or camel. The food causes tne animal to give out a pleasant odor, similar to that of the acacia, while it imparts to the flesh a pungent aromantic flavor, which makes giraffe steaks a delicacy highly esteemed by African hunters. There is no animal that gives its keeper more I iron Die iu a ujuuagcrie, iius eveu tne I treacherous elephant While the giraffe I is gentle in disposition, and not given to attack, even in the wild state, it is i stupid and obstinate and cannot be tauKUv w uiiuu. A full-grown one cannot be taken alive, for when defence is no longer possible it will kill itself. Self-de struction is not difficult in its case, either, for the long neck is easily broken. ' The giraffe presents a peculiar com' bination of grace and awkwardness, of beauty and malformation. With hind quarters that are as graceful as those of an antelope, and not larger than those of a horse, its forelegs are as stocky as those of a camel, and its neck raises its head to a height of eighteen feet The neck tapers pret tily, the head is small and graceful and the countenance decidedly beau tiful. . Though of such enormous length, the giraffe's neck is far from swan-like or flexible. It contains only the usual seven cervical vertebrae, but each is greatly elongated. When the animal runs the neck waves up and down stiffly, with little more undulation than if composed of a single piece, The neck is not usually carried up right, which might be expected to be the most natural position, but slopes forward nearly on a t line with the slope of the shoulders. Otherwise it would be a pretty serious matter to provide for their tranportation, for unless the head was bent downward no wagon or railroad car high enough to accommodate it could be hauled Jthrough the country. , The giraffe's eyes are mild and bo vine, nice tne "ox cyo ascribed Dy the Greeks to their goddesses. These large, lustrous eyes give to the face an intelligent and pathetic appearance. Every day the Barnum & Bailer giraffe stares steadily for hours at the mem bers of the Ethnological Congress, probably without noticing what it stares at ; but it has every appearance of almost childlike wonder, as if it were trying to solve the problem of the existence oi these strange peoples, and wanted to ask a whole battery of questions about the animals in the menagerie. boston Ulobe. Largest School m ihe World. Within a stone's throw of White chapel, London, surrounded by some of the very worst slums, stands the argest sohool in the world. It is pre sided, over by a peer of the realm, Lord Bothschild, who is regarded with love and admiration by every pupil, for he is, indeed, their good fairy. This school educates 3500 children be- on cring mostly to the poorest foreign Hebrews, and has a staff of 100 teach ers. It is well known that this is Lord Rothschild's pet institution, and that were it not for his munificent support, the school would be unable to meet its vast expenditure. It is owing to his generosity that free breakfasts are given every morning to all children who wish to take them, no questions being asked. Again, he presents every boy with a suit of clothes and a pair of boots, and every girl with a dress and a pair of boots in the month of April, near the Passover. An idea of tne poverty oi tne cnu- dren may be gleaned from the fact that not more than two per cent, of them declined to avail themselves of this charity. A second pair of boots is offered in the month of October to every child whose boots are not likely to last during the approaching win ter. It is soarcely necessary to state that few do not get thorn. A very popular feature in the school is the savings bank department, insti tuted by the kindly.President, In or der to encourage nabits of tnriit, ne allows an interest of ten per cent, per annum on all savings, the said savings not to exceed 1325 in a year. The teachers are also permitted o avail themselves of the benefits of the bank, the maximum savings allow them be ing $75 per annum. It remains to be mentioned tnat in pursuing this noble work Lord Roths- ohild is following in tne loot steps oi other members of his family, who have supported this school in a princely fashion since its foundation, fifty-five years ago. Tit-Bits. The Government's Coal Bin; "Coal contracts are awarded by the Government," said an official of the Quartermaster-General's office- of . the War Department, "on the basis of the evaporating capaoity of the same, the standard being a cord of oak wood. We have ascertained exactly how mnoh water a cord of wood will evaporate. From this we make tests in regard to the evapoiating quality of the various coals that are ottered, in tne far West and for the various posts on the Pacific coast it is found to be better to use the coals that are mined in that section than to ship anthracites from Pennsylvania and other States, for the expense of transportation would more than consume the difference in price, There , is considerable coal mined in Oregon and Washington, the mines , near Coos Bay, in Oregon, being the best. The coals there, however, are by no means as good as the anthracites of the East, for one ton of Pennsyl-1 vania or other hard coal will evapor-' ate nearly as much water as three tons I of the Oregon coals. The Western , coals are more of the lignite or bitum inous order. The Pacific coast is also supplied by foreign coals from Van couver's Island, British Columbia and from -Wales. Strange as it moy ap pear, coal is brought from Wales as ballast at a less expense than it can be shipped from Pennsylvania by rail or by sending around the Horn in ships. The British ships that bring over Welsh coal depend upon other freight back, so as to make the trip pay botn ways, xne javy depart ment makes the same cnaracter oi tests in awarding their contracts for the coal!used by the Pacific squadron." Washington Star. Queer Customs a Century Ago. I thought that I knew most of the manners and customs oi tne eignt eenth century, but I find two or three with which I was unaoquainted. So that very likely there are a great many more still undiscovered. In the year 1792, for instance, visit ing was managed by sending round an empty chair attended by footmen that 'is to say, the chairman carried the chair, and behind it walked two footmen, who carried the cards, 1 and with grave faces asked at each door whether Lady A. was at home. She never was at home. Again but only if one was a very great lady it was common to invite one's friends to a rout, and when the street was blocked with the coaches, ! and the rooms with the company as- j sembled, the hostess would call her own coacn acd go on to someooay else's rout Also, for another pretty trait, there were ladies, but not great ladies, who cave frennant card narties. and found their hospitality profitable on account of the "oard money." At that time every player was supposed to slip ' 4 a: the company departed the wrruta collected the money for themselves. In the case of this prudent house wife she lifted the candlesticks here elf, and kept the coin. London Queen. Argentine Bepublio is negotiating an extradition treaty with Brazil, with reference to counterfeiters. Defending the port. William Connor and his fndiaa guides stood before the youthful major of Fort Stephenson ,tne former as bearer of dispatches from Gen. Har rison, recommending the evacuation, if the commander deemed it risky to at tempt to hold it It was, however, at first a question whether the bearer of the dispatch would consent to deliver It to the young officer in charge so very young did he appear. 'You Maj. Croghan!" said Connor, looking at the slight smooth-faced young man before him. "Not much! You can't fool me. You're nothing but a boy. I want to see the commander of this fort." "I'm Maj. Croghan," replied the young man, his face Hushing and his eyes snapping. "I'm twenty-one years old, old enough to command this garri son of one hundred and sixty-seven men, and old enough to put you in irons if you don't hand over that dis patch instantly!" "I swan!" said the rustic Connor, under his breath, as without another word he handed the letter of Gen. Har rison to the boy officer. "You wait right here," said the ma jor as soon as he had read the letter, and leaving the astonished messenger, I who still appeared to be unable to con ceive how a boy should be In command Tecomnch Braves. of such a post he hastily summoned his officers, and after a very brief con sultation returned with the following ; letter to Tippecanoe: "Sir I have Just received yours of yesterday, 10 o'clock p. m., ordering me to destroy this place and make good my retreat, which was j received too late to be carried into ex ; ecutlon. We have determined to main jtaln this place, and by heavens we can." ! The next day the watchers at the fort saw the British gunboats, a mile away, coming up the river. "They're coming! They're coming," shouted the guard, and the men, frightened 'and pale, obeyed the word of the boy offl- 1 cer, and wheeled the one six-pounder the fort possessed, and which had been named the "Good Bess," into position. ) But Proctors four hundred regulars and his Indians paid no attention to the "Good Bess," and' coolly proceeded to arrange their forces to attack the fort, and cut off every possible escape. ) When all was ready Gen. Proctor sent three of his officers ahead with a flaer of truce, demanding the instant surrender of the fort. Young Maj. Croghan sent another Kentucky ooy i officer, Lieut. Shipp, to meet them, while he himself stood upon the ram parts watching the conference. Refusal to Surrender. At first the British officers demanded the surrender of the fort, but when young Shipp coolly refused, they began to plead, urging their inability to re strain the Indians. "Remember the River Raising," said Col. Elliott "We do remember it" replied young Shipp angrily, "and that is enough." Defending "It is a great pity," said Capt. Dixon, beseechingly, that so fine a young man as you, and as your commander is rep resented to be, should fall into the hands of savages. Sir, for God's sake, surrender and prevent a dreadful mas sacre." , "When this fort is taken," replied Shlpn "there will be none to massa cre." "Look out, Shipp," called out Maj. Croghan suddenly. He had seen an Indian stealing upon his companion boy officer. "Come in, Shipp, and we'll hum thom an into anoiuer wunu; ! and the interview ended as the young lieutenant nasienea uuo me wi. I At once the British began their at ! rnrk. All nicht lone their fine six J!!nJxSf without any serious effect. The "Good Bess" was taken from one block house to another to give the Impression that the fort had more guns. What would Proctor have thought if ho had known the boy officer had only one cannon, and that his ammunition was soon so low he dared not fire that often? Bags of flour and sand were piled against the weak places, and, wltn grimy and - : rs7" set faces, tho men stood to tlwir work, j The boy officer was everywhere. His example fired his men, and as he pass ed from place to place many a cheer went up for the young commander. The Major' Opportunity. But he well knew the end had not yet come. In the night the British had dragged three cannon to a spot within 250 yards of the fort and in the morn ing light the lire was renewed, but owing to the vigilance of George Cro ghan produced but little damage. Four o'clock In the afternoon came. The British general was becoming des perate. His steady Are provoked no return. He could not see that he had brought the fort one whit nearer to a surrender. His Indians were becoming discouraged, and something must be done. The clouds were heavy now and the bellowing of the approaching thun der increased the confusion. The mo ment for which the boy officer had been waiting had come. Realizing that the northwest angle was the weakest spot in his defense, Maj. Croghan had brought the "Good Rnss" there, silent for a long time now, and loading her with a lialf charge of powdor, he filled her to the muzsle with shot and slugs. But he had masked her In such a way that her presence was unknown. There also he had stationed the Kentucky sharp shooters, and he knew he could depend upon them. The decisive moment for which he had been planning had ar rived. Feigning an attack on the south ern sldo, Col. Short suddenly led his British soldiers in two close columns against the northwest angle. Leaping into the ditch and calling to his men to follow, the angry colonel shouted: "Cive the Yankees no quarterl" "Now! Let them have it!" shouted the excited boy officer, when he saw the ditch full .and the sharpshooters and "Good BeSB" spoke together. The masked port flew open, the slugs and grapeshot poured into the ditch and groans and cries arose on every side. Another column of British advanced and again the "Good Bess" spoke. This was enough. The British turned and fled and left the colonel, who had cried out to, give the Yankees no quarter, dying among the dead, and feebly waving his handkerchief on the end of his Bword and begging for that mercy he himself had refused to offer. All night the boy officer stood on the ramparts and lowered pails of water to the wounded. He dared not open the gates for fear of treachery, but the k ad-hearted young commander dug a trench, by which the wounded were brought Into the fort. What think you were his feelings neTrt dav when he wrote Tippecanoe that he had held Fort Stephenson with the loss of one man killed and seven wounded, against the British Proctor, who lost in killed and wounded 125? And what was done for the boy offi cer? Gen. Harrison, when he unuer stood that escape from Fort Stephen son would have been Impossible, could not praise him enough in his dispatch es, the ladies of Chilllcothe gave him a beautiful sword, congress voted him the thanks of the nation and twenty two years later presented him with a gold medal. The boy officer was in deed old enough to command and until his death, which occurred at New Or leans in 1849, wherever he went he used to hear a song written in his honor, one stanza of which was: "Sound, oh, sound Columbia's shell! High the thundering pean raise! Let the echoing bugles swell Loudly answering sound his praise! Tis Sandusky's warlike boy, Crowned with victory's trophy, Comes! High arise ye shouts of Joy, Sound the trumpets, beat the drums!" Philadelphia Inquirer. - SMALLEST OF ALL NATIOHS. Tavoralo, an Island Tear Sardinia, Claims the Distinction. Some of the encyclopedias and many newspapers have commented on the smallest independent country in the world, and have given the credit there for to either Andorra or San Marino. A late issue of the Westminster Ga zette takes these authorities to task, declaring that they are mistaken as to the government which can lay claim to the Fort. being the smallest independent terri tory on the globe, and says that the po sition belongs to Tavoralo, an islet off the northwest coast of Sardinia. Its size is three miles long and three-quarters of a mile broad ind its popula tion numbers exactly fifty-five souls. From 1S3G to 18S2 the islet was gov erned by one Paoloto, who had all the authority of a king, but when he died in the latter year he advised the in habitants to form a republic, which was done. All the adult islanders, women equally with men, have votes, and every six years a president is elected for that period. Nominally the island is elaimed by Italy, but no at tempt Is made to exercise any control from there or from the near Island of Sardinia. Deseret News. Highly Appropriate. "Uncle George, what is a valedic tory?" ' "It's the farewell address the girl graduate reads to her weeping class mates the night before she packs her trunk to visit among them all sum mer." Chicago Record ttG AR KITE'S FAfOIWATKnt, Victim of the Habit Telia O It" Pleasant Seasatloas. "What is there so attractive about the cigarette?" asked the reporter. - "I hardly know bow to express it" was the reply. "It Is an intangible something which you don't gat out of a pipe or cigar. I don't think I would give a hang for all the cigarette made if I was unable to inhale the smoke that is, to draw it down into my lungs. That I guess, Is the principal induce ment to cigarette smoking. When a cigarette smoker first begins he smokes as you are smoking that cigar; that Is, he simply draws the smoke Into his mouth and blow H oit again. In a short time, however, he finds him self drawing a little of the smoke into his" lungs involuntarily, and he get a new sensation out of that a yery ex hilarating one, too. Pretty soon be has to draw more smoke Into his lungs to get that sensation, and then still more, and as time goes on and he con tinues to inhale the smoke he can only occasionally get the sensation of ex hilaration, but he has fixed the in haling habit for all time. It makes no difference to me whether I am smokf ing a . pipe, cigar or cigarette, I take into my lungs every bit of smoke I take Into my mouth. One get so he can hold the smoke in his lungs quite a while, too. I can slowly drink a whole tumbler of water with a big puff of smoke In my lungs all the while. You don't believe that? Com over here." The reporter followed the young man over to the ice water stand. He filled a glass with water, slowly drew Into his mouth a long puff of smoke, held it In his mouth a moment and then It disappeared as he drew a long breath. Then the young man lifted the glass) to his lips and with perfect ease drank the water, swallow by swallow, as slowly or more slowly than he would, have under ordinary circumstance. Having done so, he laid the empty glass on the tray of the stand and then turning around to the reporter so a to fully face him, blew a cioua oi smoie out of his mouth. "It's as easy as rolling off a log," said the young man .smiling. Clevo land Leader. PRIXCB OF THEM ALL, Experiences In South America, , M Related by a Good LUv. "I'm done with South America," h declared with an air of disgust as b looked at the other loungers in the hotel regaling parlor and sipped a glass of beer. "Nature overdoes every thing down there. Meldn vines grow so fast that the melons are ruined by being dragged over the.ground. Wher the soil is most fertile the natives hay to go up in a baloon to pick grape. Corn grows so tall that crows eat It out of gun range and the stalks nave to be cut down with an ax. The grass ; comes on so fast that the farmers make hay every week, and there 1 enough fruit raised to supply the mar kets of the world. A man can llv there without turning a hand." "I guess not," grunted an old toper who was looking for Just that kind of a snap. "I say you can and have the best there Is going. But I wouldn't live there if they deeded me the whol shooting match. There are more snake there than there are leaves in Vor mosa, or wherever it Is. They can run like a motor car and climb a tret like a cat." "Ugh!"" shuddered the toper. "And you people don't have any storms up here. One of your cyclone wouldn't be a fresh breeze down there. I've seen a blow In Brazil turn an Iron kettle Inside out. I'd Just bought a ticket for a place Bixty miles away, one evening, when I'll be durned 11 tne wind didn't pick the little station up and land me right where I wanted to go. It was done so quick that the old clock didn't get through striking seven while we were making the trip. I lo cated gold mine on top of a hill and it was full of gold. One night the whole top of that Infernal hill blew away and when I found It a lot of Spaniards had Jumped the claim." "How's the grocery business?" In quired a man who had come In a min ute lefore; but the South American traveler had vanished as though on the wings of a South American storm. "Runs a little one-horse grocery out here at Jumptown." continued the newcomer. "Never been out of Michi gan in his life. Heavy weight cham pion liar of the world." Detroit Free Press.' .. Two Minutes Lnder Water. Drowning Is a quicker death than most people suppose. Insensibility is said to begin in about one minute, and fatal unconsciousness generally super venes' in the neighborhood of two. Even practiced divers cannot remain under water n ore than a minute and a half, and it is almost fatal to remain beneath the surface longer than that At Navarino, where there are many expert divers who' plunge into the sea after sponges, not one was found who could remain under water for two min utes. In the Red sea the Arab divers generally remain under water one and a quarter minutes; while at Ceylon, the pearl fishers can seldom remain below for over one minute. There 1b a case on record at Falmouth, England, where a diver had descended eighty feet and, on giving the signal, was drawn up slowly, so it was two minutes before he reached the surface. Blood ran from his ears and nose and he was in sensible. He died without speaking. Insensibility, however, does not al ways involve death, for in many cases a person may be resuscitated by the use of energetic measures. The bring ing to of people who have been under water for five consecutive minutes is, however, considered doubtful by phy sicians. There have been extraordin ary cases related, nevertheless, where persons have been brought back to ltfe after having been submerged ft fif teen o twenty minutes, but it Is prob able that they have come to the surface again and again during that time. New York Journal. ' Same Old Ctnanel. : "A girl," said the typewriter lady boarder, "may have lived In the eotu try all her life, and yet she will bare attained a city air in less than a month after stve has settled In town, while a count boy will need years." "Of course," said the bachelor board er. "A man has an individuality of hi wn.M Indianapolis Journal.