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About The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899 | View Entire Issue (March 25, 1898)
RtXATtOleS OP NUHIIII.
A C Um Law WVtok Baa
IWl are many lllunlraUons of tit
M profwxliM aad relation of gum
are; bat one of th meet intoi-eating
M4 rainarkabU it that known M
As roottt girls and hoys doubtloM
kaew, the cwrth on which e II to ti
M of the eight planrU which are
sntinually revolting around the aun.
at different dbttanot from It Theee
eight pbuioU and their ulolliUw. and
Hm minor planets known M anl4roidn.
form, toirolhAr with the lun, what !
. known m tha solar system.
Astronomers have ralfulnUvl with
remarkable accural' tha diatance of
uana planets from ouch other and
from I ha un.
Now, at ona time, Maroury. Venus.
Karth, Mar. Jupiter and Saturn ware
tha only planet known to antrono-
saer. nounnr tha asteroid, nor
Ifrmnus, nor Neptune yet having boon
Aconi-dlng to I'rof. Lockyer, Titiua
ejlaoovervd that if we write down a row
I four and pliu'o under them the fig
urea 0. 3. . 12. 34. 48, 96. thus:
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
a 8 13 S4 44 M
4 7 10 10 38 6i 100
By add in jr. we got an odd aoriea of
aumbors. They represent very nearly
Um relative distance from the aun of
the planeta above mentioned, aa fol
lows: MoraQry, Venus, Earth, Mara,
' " Jupiter. Saturn.
Aa fifty-two In the above aarlea
represents tho relative diBtanoe of
Jupiter, there was among tho planet
apparently no representative for the
ftfto terra of the aoriea.
Tho surprising accuracy, however,
with which the aeriea ropreaonted the
dlatanco of the other planeta caused
any astronomer to firmly believe
tfefj the number twenty-eight stood
IW an undiscovered plane!
f JVben, some year later, upon tha
cJecovery of the planot Uranus, It waa
round that the position Of this planet
was very well represented by the next
term of Bode's series, 196, an organ
ised search for the suspected planet
was determined upon.
"J Jt society of astronomers was formed
Igr this purpose, and a certain section
1 the heavens assigned to each mem
"W of the society.
4 The results of these efforts was the
iitoovery of the asteroids, the first
Ad largest of which, Ceres, was dis
severed on the first day of the present
Since that time about 800 of these
snail planots have been discovered.
No satisfactory physical reason has
yet been given to account for the
workings of this law, which remains
leased among the oddities of numbers.
BUUaUihad M Halt hj Jam Watt
about a Ooturjr Ago.
When men first begin to become
familiar with the methods of measur
tag mechanical power they often spec
ulate on where the breed of horses ia
at oan keep at work raising 83,000
founds one foot per minute, or the
equivalent, which ia more familiar to
some mechanics, of raising 330 pounds
100 feet per minute. Since 33.000
pounds raised one foot per minute is
called one-horse power, it is natural
that people should think the engin
eers who established that unit of meas
urement based it on what horses could
really do. But the horse that oan do
this work does not exist The horse
power unit was established by James
Watt about a century ago, and the
figures were fixed in a curious way.
Watt found that the average horse of
his district could raise 22,000 pounds
one foot per minute. This, then, was
aa actual horse-power. At that time
Watt was employed in the manufact
ure of engines, and customers were so
hard to find that all kinds of artificial
inducements were necessary to induce
powor users to buy steam engines.
As a method of encouraging them
' Watt offered to sell engines reckoning
83,000 foot pounds to a horse-power.
And thus he was the means of giving
false unit to one of the most important
mcasurments In the world.
Lurulnona Kaat Indian Plants.
Upwards of sixty species of East
ludian plants, mostly of the fern fam
Hy. with a goodly sprinkling of
grasses and creeping vines, are lumin
ous, and it is said that the sides of the
mountains in the vicinity of Syrce are
nightly illuminated by the pale, white
light which they emit The root stock
of a plant from the Ooraghum jungle,
near Layki (supposed to be an orchid),
possesses the peculiar properties of
becoming luminous when wetted,
while, when dry, it Is quite lustreless.
One jointed plant supposed to be a
member of the rush or cane family,
emits a fiery red light from its leaves
a pale white one from its stalk, while
its flowers give out capricious flashes,
like that of our lightning-bugs."
Discouraged father "I don't know
what to do with the boy. He gets
worse and worse all the time."
Friend of the family '-Do you try
to develop the moral and religious
side of his nature?"
Discouraged father "Do I? Tve
whipped that boy a thousand times for
not committing to memory his regular
twenty-five verses a day from the
rsalms!" Chicago Tribune.
Ranch a Baby Carriage.
A loving couple from the rural dis
tricts of Moose river went up to Ban
gor the other day and got married.
After the nuptial knot had been tied
they made e tour of the town in the
lectrio cars, took In a view of the
shops and at a 89-oent store Invested
in a baby carriage, their only pur
MANY LAWYERS IN CONGRESS.
aar llafara Haa laa frafaaala Baaa
atopf .aalae la Baah Waaafcara,
From the BC Louis Republic: The
preponderance of lawyers Is eepeclally
jeavr In the membership of the pres
,-ut rongrea. Of tha elghty-nin me n
Iwrs of tha senate, s'sty are lawyers
of mors or less experience and renown.
Of tha Sli men who now alt In the
house 245 ars members of the bar. The
account on this score In the two bouses
stands: Lawyers. 305; all others, 142.
In other words, something over two-
thirds of tha membership of both
branches of congress are lawyers.
There ts ona vacancy In each bouse at
present This preponderance of law
yer la ona of the heaviest ever known.
The history of the leclalatlv branch
of tha government how that mem
ber of the lejtal profession always
have been practically favored by the
people In r boning lawmaker, and It
would seem from the ordinary view
point of aoch matter, that the stat
utes ought to be so perfect as to need
no Interpretation by the courts. Yet
litigation is more flourishing in this
country than In any other country of
the world. Nor doe any other coun
try In the world depend so much upon
lawyer for the making of Ita lawa aa
does this. The parliaments of Europe
are not now, and without notable ex
ception, never have been, ao dominated
by lawyers. Old world letislatora are
chosen from every department of ac
tivity, laborers, artisans, musicians,
Hints, csb drivers, men skilled and
unskilled In the professions, abound
In the parllamente on the otner smr
of the Atlantic. And we do not hear
that tha laws of Europe are any the
less skillfully drawa than m the Unit
ed State, it may be that the lawyers
n this country are more ambitious
for parliamentary careera than are
those of Europe, or that the people ot
the I'ulted States, for no apparent rea
son, prefer members of the bar as
lawmakers to men in other callings.
Whatever Is the reason of the prepon
derant' Pf tn legal professions In our
legislative bodies, ttiS ft Is obvious
hnt this preponderance Is Increasing
raiter tha dcei'&sl::. And It can
not be claimed that the statutes now
ihow more wisdom or peifectlon than
hev did at the earlier stages of the
lallon'e history, t;hen lawyera were
not so much In evidence In the law
making bodies as at present.
DANCING IN FRANCE.
M. Iirat tha Tarlhoran Art
llaa Wraatly Ug0ratal. ,
France haB already arrogated to bei
self supremacy in the terpslchorean
art, but this proud position. Becoming
to M. DesrateB, an acknowledged au
thority on dancing. Is being rapidly
lost, says the London Chronicle, in
has penned a report on the suhj 'c
which, for dignity and despondency,
might rank with the result of a royal
commission. At the opera and the
conservatoire, he pointa out, since the
disastrous reign of Perrln, men have
practically vanished from the "corp?
de ballet" and the noble traditions of
the great coryphoel, who could quote
Cicero and Qulntllllan to their classes,
have perished utterly. Women are all
very well in their way, but they lack
classical grace and refinement. Dear,
dear! In society matters are still wore
snd the dance as a fine art hardly ex
ists, owing to the English and Ameri
can Influences. Aa a remedy for this
crying evil M. Desrata suggests ttut
nobody must be allowed to set up as
a professor of dancing until he nan
received a diploma from the state or
some competent body, a salutary pro
vision which, be declares, to exist in
Germany. Great BrHpla and the Unit
ed States. We wr certainly not
aware of this pro '..& and had no
special desire to c c U enforced.
Among ite many new things starred
recently by the Glasgow corporation is
a "fatUiy home." It la intended main
ly for widowers end widows who go
out to work. There are a hundred bed
rooms, each of which contains a good
bed for the father or mother and a
broad cot for the younger children.
For these rooms the parents pay Kb
6d a week, and that sum Includes the
lighting, heating and cleaning of them.
Clean linen is supplied once a week.
In the home also there are dining,
recreation and nursery rooms. The
children are looked after and cared
for while the parents are at work for
an infinitesimal sum. The cooking,
washing and bathing arrangements are
excellent: and as the thing is done
On a large scale and economically ar
ranged, the establishment is expected
to pay for Itself. Glasgow benevo
lence is nothing if not practical, and
this new home seems a most admirable
institution. St James's Gazette.
Tka Old Story.
Seedy Individual (approaching) My
dear, air, you look like an American.
I am one of your countrymen. For
God's sake, help me to get something
to eat! Tourist (recognising) -Why,
Bugley, old boy, is this you? Seedy
Individual Tea, Cholly, old fellow.
Tourist Why, what could have
brought you to this? Seedy Individual
(wiping away a tear) A book called
"How to Make a Trip to Europe on
1200.-" but but It didn't say how to
get back. Troy Times.
Ia Caloalal , Days,
In the old colonial times there were
only ssventy-flve postofflces In Amer
ica. Ten years later thers were too
Offices; in 180, 42,000; in 1S83, (7.000,
and today about seventy thousand have
rsgnlar postmasters, receive and de
liver mall matter and employ 1000,000
employes, men and woman.
HANDLING DEAD LETTERS
Aa lataraalla; iMvWIaa ( tha rotJa
lparlaa at Waabia(toa.
Mary Nimmo Balentine, writing of
"Women In the Government Depart
ments" In the December Woman's
Home Companion, says: "Eight hun
dred and twenty-two clerks find em
ployment In the postomc de
partment, of whom 127 were
women. Their salaries range from
nine hundred to eighteen hundred dol
lars a year, and they are engaged in
general clerical work and copying. The
moat Interesting division ot th de
partment Is the dead letter offlce.where
about one hundred . and twenty-live
women are employed. Twenty thou
sand undelivered letters are received
here every day. Each clerk la expect
ed to open two hundred and fifty lat
ter each day, and aa many more as
she can handle. A record of the daily
number examined by each one la kept,
and credit for proficiency awards!.
Letters containing checks and money
are given special attention, and are re
turned to the sender if anv address
can be found; if not, they are recorded
and placed on file to await applica
tion. Those containing money may be
reclaimed in four yeara; ofter that
time elapses they are sent to the
treasury of the United States, and ars
often Identified and reclaimed after
many years. Letters containing no In
cisures ars returned to the writers If
they contain the address. Otherwise
they are not preserved and no record is
kept ot them. There la a museum f
unmallable articles that have been
taken from the malls; Its shelves con
tain every Imaginable sort of thing, as
diverse in character as a washboard
and a skeleton."
rianty of Charah Booa.
Some one has said: "If on the Sab
bath morning every person of suitable
age should attend public worship not
more than one-fourth could be com
In the eleventh census of the United
States, for 1890, In the volume of "Sta
tistics of Churches," page 17, the total
number of church sittings Is given at
43,664,863. Add to these sittings In
halls, . schoolhouse. etc., used as
places of public worship a total sit
ting for 2,450,858 and there Is actual
ly provided a grand total of 46,000,000
of sittings at any one hour of public
worship for a population of 65,000,000.
If now the aged, Infirm, children, In
fants, nurses, etc., be placed at the low
estimate of 20,000,000, then there was
abundant provision in 1890, not to seat
one-fourth of the population, but there
was a seat for every one who would
come up to 46,000,000. This ratio has
not changed materially In five years.
Roth WWas Hllnd.
John I. Anderson, a business man ot
prominence and influence.has just been
married to his second blind wife. Mrs.
L. O. Barton, a highly respected widow
lady of Belle Plain. Mr. Anderson"
first wife was blind and also an in
valid, snd many years of his life were
largely occupied with tender ministra
tions to her. His sympathetic naturs
la strongly drawn to women thus af
flicted, and he declares that they make
the best wives in the world. His pres
ent wife is a fine musician and accom
plished in many ways and the happy
couple are said to be contemplating a
trip to Europe, where Mrs. Anderson
will look upon historic scenes and en
joy the notable art collections through
her husband's eyes. Mr. and Mrs. An
derson are both in comfortable circum
stances and they look forward to many
years of wedded bliss. Ex. ,.
In the Brazilian hotels men are em
ployed to do the chamber work, and
they are prone to rush into ths bed
robms ot the guests when occasion re
quires without knocking. A prim
little Yankee "schoolmarm" visiting
Rio Janeiro was much annoyed at this
custom, and after mildly protesting
several times without effect, she said
severely to the boy who did the work
in her room: "Juan, be good enough
to understand that I will not allow you
to open the door of my room without
knocking. If you do it again I shall
certainly report you at the office. Why,
I might be dressing!" "No danger of
that, senora," responded Juan, In his
best English; "before I come In I al
ways look me through the keyhole."
Th "Holy Langhara."
In south Georgia, in the rural dis
tricts around Brunswick, a strange re
ligious sect, the "Holy Laughers," are
creating tremendous excitement, and
for miles around the farmers are giv
ing up their work and devoting their
time to furthering the cause of the new
creed. The "holy laugh" Is a peculiar
feature ot the service. This Is a series
of weird declamations, after which the
worshipers frequently fall on the
ground and remain apparently In a
trance for several hours. Rev. Mr.
Lee, a traveling evangelist, has erect
ed a great tent near Brunswick, and
continuous services are held. Thou
sands ot people are flocking to hear
,. Cost of m Waval Battla.
Some expert declares that a aixtv.
minute engagement between two big
fleets of the modern type wouM in.
volve a cost of over 1500,000. And
this estimate takes Into view only ex
penditure oi ammunition ana wear and
tear of guns leaving out of consider
ation damage to and loas of vessels,
which might amount to millions of
Tom "Iiasn't Miss Bloom a beauti
ful compleiUonf Clara Tes. But
rm afraid il woat wash.''
WHAT KOI TEACHES
In the Year iooo Rome Will
Take This Country and
Keep It Hecker.
She BaailsThat Kellgtae Liberty Is Only
Endured Until theOppesite Side can
lie ret Iota Effect Witkant In
jury to the Kemaa I h arch.
Education outside of ue Catkolle
Church la a damnable heresy. Pope
Education must be controlled by
Catholic authorities, even to war ana
bloodshed. Catholic World.
I frankly confess that the Catholics
stand before the country as the ene
mies ot the public schools. Father
I would as soon administer eecre
ment to a dog as to Catholics who
send their children to public schools.
The public schools have produced
nothing but a godless generation ot
thieves and blackguards. Father
It will be a glorious day in this
country when under the laws the
school system will be shivered to
pieces. Catholic Telegraph.
The public schools are nurseries ot
vice; they are godless and unless sup
pressed will prove the damnation of
this country. Father Walker.
We must take part tn the elections.
move In a solid mass In every state
against the party pledged to sustain
the Integrity of the public schools.
The common schools of this country
are sinks of moral pollution and nur
series of hell. Chicago Tablet
The time Is not far away when the
Roman Catholic Church of the Re-
public of the United States, at the
order of the Pope, will refuse to Pay
theii school tax. and will send bullets
to the breasts of the government
agents rather than pay iu It will
come quickly at the click of a trigger,
and will be obeyed, of course, as com
ing from Almighty God. Mgr. Capel.
We hate Protestantism; we detest
It with our whole heart and souL"
"No man has a right to choose his
religion." Archbishop Hughes In
Freeman's Journal, Jan. 29, 1852.
"If Catholics ever gain sufficient nu
merical majority In this country, re
ligious freedom is at an end." Cath
olic Shepherd of the Valley, Nov. 13,
"Protestantism, of every form, has
not, and never can have any right
where Catholicity Is triumphant" Dr.
0. A. Brownson's Cathollo Review,
"We have taken this principle for a
basis: That the Catholic rellrlon with
all its rights, ought to he exclusively
dominant, in such sort, that every
other worship shall be banished and
Interdicted." Pins IX. In his allocu
tion to a Consistory of Cardinals,
"Protestantism why, we should
draw and quarter It, and hang up the
crow's meat We would tear It with
nlncers and fire It with hot Irons! Fill
it with molten leaa and sink it in hell
fire one hundred fathoms defp."
Father Phelan, Editor Western Watch
man. "Religious iioertv is merely endur
ed until the opposite side can be car
ried into effect, without peril to the
Catholic Church." Bishop O'Con
nor. The Roman Catholic is to wield his
vote for the purpose of securing Cath
olic ascendency In this country."
Father Hecker. In the Catholic World,
"Undoubtedly it Is the Intention of
the Pope to possess this country. In
this intention he Is aided by the Jes
uits and Catholic prelates and priests."
Brownson's Catholic Review, July,
When a Catholic candidate Is on a
ticket and his opponent Is a non
Catholic, let the Catholic candidate
have the vote, no matter what he rep
resents." Catholic Review, July, 1894.
"In case of conflicting laws between
the two powers, the laws of the
church must prevail over the state."
Plug IX, Syllabus. 1864.
"We hold the stare to be only an
tnferlor court, receiving Its authority
from the church and liable to have Ita
decrees reversed upon appeal."
Brownson's Essays, p. 282.
"We do not accept this government
or hold it to be any government at all,
or as capable of performing any of the
proper functions of government It
the American government is to be sus
tained and preserved at all, It must
be by ths rejection of the principles
of the Reformation (that Is, the gov
ernment by the people), and the ac
ceptance of ths Catholic nHnrtnle,
which Is the government of the pope.
Catholic World, September, 1871.
"I acknowledge no civil power."
Cardinal Manning, speaking In the
name of the Pope. S. R. S.. 1878.
"The Pope, as the head and mouth
piece of the Catholic Church, admin
isters Its discipline and Issues orders
to which every Catholic under pain
of sin must yield obedle ." Cath
olic World, of August 1868.
"In 1900 Rome will take this coun
try and keep It" Priest Hecker.
"The will of the Pope Is the supreme
law of all lands." archbishop Ire
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