Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, August 22, 1901, Image 5

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9tgHt it.
' We all tan that certain pleats ab
orb aad live on Insects, but It aaa
oaly ressatly beea discovered that
that are some curious species of
mate that actually devour aalnal
food when given
them la small mor-
Itels. The leaves
lot theae queer
I planta appear In
I doublets, like oye-
Iter valves. Thla
I double leaf la
cloeed up from 1U
base to within
three-quarters of its entire
la the front part It la de
tached, the two pointed tope forming,
aa It were, a pair of Hps, or a mouth,
which the plant can open at will. In
aide thla mouth la a kind of passaga
or throat which extends toward the
body of the plant The paaaage has a
aumber of hairy blta about it, which
are very fusty, and at the end of each
Mt there la a sticky substance. When
the plant opens Its mouth. It Is evident
that the trap Is then set, for upon any
Insert entering It the lips cloee upon
It at once, forcing it to the gummy
substance of the throat 'this sub-
stance baa properties similar to those
contained la the gastric Juices of the
fcaman stomach, which help to decern
paae aad digest the food. When so di
tested the food resolves Itself into a
liquid which It carried all over the
plant to nourish and revive It The
v anas marvelous thing about this newly
discovered species is that It can dl
mat awefc food as amall morsels of
net, flab and egg gelatin, aoma of
which, dropped Into the open leaf,
ware retained and apparently digested.
At the name time anything of a Starchy
r tatty aubstanee the leaf or plant
la not able to retain. It does not
therefore, close Its Hps upon It, aad If
allowed to remain In the mouth the
will decay.
f - of Tthuanttpte
How many of our readers have ever
heard of the railway across the Isth
mua of Tehuaatepee? And yet here
Is a railway across the narrowest part
mt Mexico which Is preparing to enter
tBa competition for the great east and
wast trade of the world.
The read traverses what was one of
the original caravan routes across the
continent The far-seeing Cortes may
he said .to have beea its original pro
jector, though be lived long before the
day of locomotives, which are now
drawing a daily passenger train across
the Isthmus. Petroleum has been' die-
covered on the route, which is to re
place oseJ for fuel In the engines.
The Tehuaatepee Railway la oary
HO miles Jong, from Coatsaeoalcos oa
the Oulf of Mexico to Sallna Crui on
the Pacific. IU highest point la only
70 feet above the sea level. The ell
mate la tropical but healthy. It
originally proposed to construct a ship
railway across the continent at this
phase, but the plan was abandoned in
fanor of the ordinary railway.
An Ancitnt Cane Dai V.
Thla .prehistoric canoe was dug up
la 'bog about 8ve miles from Dun
gaaaon, Coaaty Tyrone. It is scooped
oat of aa oak trunk, is sis feet long,
three feat wide and eighteen laches
deep. It has a ring shape at the bow,
evidently for mooring nnd hanlage,
ad also two luge at the stern. The
du of or cunt boo.
m the bjm
la the anai
Aasoag all the htetorteai
team of evaata to the 011 war raw
have osteins! aaara gsairal eredeaes,
oath aa wall aa aorta, thaa the tbce
triaal alary of Oeaeral Lee's proffer of
hie award to Oeaeral Oraat after the
saiiwadii at Appomatot aad the lat
tars eallvalrous dectlaatloa of It. Jte
eaatly Mrs. Jefersoa Davis started the
story afresh aad gava it a new lease
of Ufa la a prlated sketch la which she
says Oeaeral Lea offered his award to
General Oraat whoa he surrendered
and the latter "did not keep It aa a
trophy bat respectfully returned It to
the hand which had made IU fame as
deathless aa th.1 of Bxcullbur."
But General Oraat himself settled
thla matter beyond all dispute. In his
memoirs he says: "No conversation
not a word paaaed between Oeaeral
Lee and myself, either about private
property, aide arms, or kindred sub
jects. The much-talked-of surrender
ing of Lm'i sword and my handling ft
back this ana much more that hts
ueen said about It Is the ptiraH romance."
a mbis'i ten waa ilmi iiil w
HiiTj gsafaaal events It Ism Ma
tkore lar yet, bat tte poaty eeti
had asenaMed M.
awx-PgaVflaVafltfaBVaTo '
&c Wccftfy
Mme. Sehmahl, editor of the Avaat
Courier, goes even further than Mme.
Sarah Oraad in her advocacy of woman's-
enfranchisement. Mme. Sehmahl
weald apply the as to the underpla
alaga of our domestic Institutions.
"The kitchen must go." aays she, "be
fore women meet the responsibilities
of the twentieth century and specialise
their work according to their tastes."
That Is, if women are to have free
scope for their Intellectual develop-
nt during the present century, they
must abandon the cooking stove and
the pantry, the refrigerator and the
china closet, the kneading board, the
rolling-pin and the broom, and devote
themselves exclusively to what Mme
Sehmahl regards as the blgber pur
How are they to do this If they ex
pect to have husbands, children ana
the happiness for which the soul of
every aood woman yearns In these
days? Can they abandon the kitchen
and still preserve domestic peace? Or,
to put It in a broader way, will It be
possible for the woman of tbs twen
tieth century to eliminate the kitchen
from her home Ufa?
Tht Chtnn 'Bridt Carrltr.
Perhaps the queerest trsde among
the Chinese of San Francisco Is that of
bride carrier. There are three women
following this occupation In China
town and making; a comfortable, If
spasmodic, Income.
The excuse for this trade is the
Chiaese custom of snaking ths bride
aa Mmr on her weeding day, forbid
dhtg her either to walk r stand, and
reoutrfcf her to he carried from her
huaebold to that oT iber husband by
mbm en of her own srx. It would
perhaps be permitted that the bride
another or some of Iter female rela
tlone Should perform Shie delicate at
twntloa. but of late this is considered
awt at all "swell" mmoag upper-class
fml nasi and their Imitators. The real
faamloaable thing to do and the lucky
owe aa well Is to hwve a regular pro
lisslimsl with a reputation for luck
aad a correct and Inside knowledge of
the oere monies to he observed. Ana
wheat a Chinese family wishes aa put
oa a little extra "dog" ever the mar
f a daughter, all thsee of China
'a gaofsasloaala ore hired.
CmHmn A Ctntrml Ae
The ambition of Raaala to raise all
tfea oataaa It needs seoma 4e be on the
war ftsamai falBlhaaat Thomas Smith
United Santas consul at Moscow, re
that JU.M0.000 pounds of ttoa
Into Be roams
Asia last year by way of
the Csamaaa flaa. The total prodaettoa
la aat
m earn year ka the UaJtad
arwUatha IJMJM.M
of Bat Kaaalia srop la
anas of tha raged lao
gmtgUw a haaat ha Usees aa aneh , cat-
tern aa It did a
Francisco L. A lean tars, a graduate
of tha United States Military Academy,
haa beea elected
president of ... tha
state of Aragua,
Veaesuela. Yoaag
Alcantara's father
waa president of
Aragua aoma years
ago, aad later waa
president of tha re
public. Francisco
waa graduated from
West Point four
years igo. He was
a social cadet, ad
mitted by President Cleveland oa re
quest of President Anduesa Palaclo.
Tbe young man's political advance
ment has been rapid and well, and al
though he Is only 27 years old he has
been elected to the presidency of one
of the most Important sUtes of Veno
xuels. He Is the youagext man occu-
V9V eWlaWawB
at ewataaj whaa iimI wUh tmt
nmnrhr MaMM.W aoaada whleh aaa
tha ata
pying so blab an office.
People and
SleMftaWnV SraaV 1m fc
The positive announcement of
a tor Joseph C. S. Blackburn's ii
lag marriage to Mrs. Mary B. Black
burn, widow of his kinsman. Judge
H. H. Blackburn of West Virginia, has
aroused Washington society from Its
summer siesta. This engagement waa
announced January S and publication
mat with vigorous protest from the
prospective bride and groom. The wad
ding waa originally set for aa early
date In March and was to have been
a sequence to the return of the re
doubtable Kentucklen to the senate.
For some private reasons the nuptlala
were postponed.
Mrs. Mary E. Blackburn is a mem
ber of one of the prominent families of
Washington. Mrs. Blackburn's friends
believe that her nuptials will be strict
ly private after the order of the fam
ous Dewey-Hatea alliance, with no
previous announcement or Invitations
to frlenda. Mrs. Blackburn will be the
latest addltloa to the senatorial brides.
Mrs. Hansbrough held this distinction
for three seasons until . last winter.
when Mrs. Sullivan, wife of the sena
lor from Mississippi, usurped her place
of honor. Mrs.. Blackburn has been a
widow for more than three yearn.
Shortly after her husband's death she
was appointed to a clerkship in the
quartermaster' geenral's office of the
war department, which she held until
last week. Althouch she has never
beea prominently identified with as
ety she Is a wosaan of fine presence
aad gracious manners and will aa
doubtedly add luster to the history of
the Blackburn temlly In Washington
The late Mrs. 3. C. 8. Blackburn for
many yean shared with Mrs. Carlisle
the distinction of being the moat sue
easeful hostess of the blue green stats
In official lias. Her three beautiful
daughters made their debut here and
were stars rn tha social Brmaasent
StnatT SeaWcV Vc9vry.
After a king and stubborn igbt Sen
ator Dcboe of Kentucky has succeeded
in oustlnst Mrs. Gertrude Saunders
from the postmastershlp of Mewcastte,
Ky and the ISO a moath hereafter
will go te an Incumbent who can vote
and work for the party. Mrs. 8aun
ders la a -widow with tea ohtldren de
pendent 'upon her for support. She
was plurky and fought hard for the
sake of her little ones, tout Senator
Deboe. with the help of the organise
Uon of Kentucky, baa triumphed at
To JVewff Jlevaron.
Louie Barutel, the Fxench billiard
expert wbo came to America three
moathe ago with Jacob Schaefer oa
his return from Burope, has beea
matched to play George r. Slosson la
New York at a date yet ito be agreed
upon. A deposit of 1600 baa ibeea made
with a tmilsrd firm to bd the match,
which will be for 11,000 a aide, at eight-
een-lneh bulk line. Mr. Barutel Is
native eff Toulouse, France, aad haa
been playing billiards aaofeaslonnlly
for fifteen years. Be haa met all tha
well knoara experts except Sloeson. He
haa traveled extensively, giving exhl
tltloaa aad playing matches la Vienna,
Berlin, Bada-Pesth, Roma, Carlsbad.
St Petersburg, Braill. Portugal, Chile,
and Mexico, as well as la the leading
academies ct France aad America.
Baptists of Maiden. Mass., are Inter
ested la a suit lor back salary which
has been filed in the courts of Middle-
set county by the Rev. James R. nan
rinlnh aaalnst the trustees of St Luke'i
Bsntlst church. Mr. Randolph clalme
that he entered Into a contract with
tbe defendant trustees of the church
on May 10, 1896, agreeing to serve aa
neulne nf ff h church at a salary of M
FW D UI W " - -
a month. He claims there Is now due
blm the sum of $1,051.44, back saiary.
and ha sues I be trustees to recover It
Browen Ocserally Do lot OaatideT tha
Times Favorable for afarkatiaf.
Keetaeke FreM ea lateevieet eeare
Ik awale Esseeltleo The Cm
. r. Beeeera Atelaet the BSale
alleeeeas llebraehe Mettere.
OMAHA, Neb, Aug. 14. From re
ports received by Omaha Danners,
stock growers throughout the state
who are operating with Omaha money
have decided generally to carry their
stock over for another year and many
of the loans now held by the banks
In this city will be extended for
twelve months.
The bankers do not look on this ac
tion of their clients as any evidence
of inability to pay and in some cases
have recommended the extension of
the loans. There are a number of
people in tbe state who make a busi
ness of preparing stock for the packer
and butcher. They buy steers in the
tall as 2-year-olds, buy the corn to
feed them, and In the spring turn
them as fat stock into tbe markets.
This season tbe scarcity of corn has
driven many of these feeders out of
business and many farmers who have
fed their own cattle find that they
will have to sell, aa they cannot raise
grain sufficient to fatten the stock this
These causes bare combined to
make the price of feeding stock lower
than the men who are in the buainess
of raising cattle feel will repay them
for their work, so they have decided
to carry tbe ateers through the win
ter on hay and fodder and place them
on tbe market aa grass-fed steers next
Reports received by bankers from
their Nebraska correspondents on the
condition of the corn crop are begin
ning to come in, and while they do
not confirm the fears of the most
pessimistic, they are far from aa good
aa tbe optimistic hoped for. One
banker is not satisfied with one re
port he received for the reason that
it is too bright, but an Investigation
by others shows that it la not Incor
rect. This report shows that Boyd
county, in the northwestern part of
the state, has probably passed through
the drouth better than any other part
of the country and that It will pro
duce more corn thla year thaa It did
la 1900. There are two causes which
unite to produce thla result. The first
Is that while other ' portions of the
state were forgetting what a thunder
storm looked Ilka, Boyd county was
visited by local showers at the most
opportune time. The other cause was
the increased acreage of com.
MaenMk rrM at Beffalo.
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. . Nebras
ka home-grown frait now constitutes
an Important feataro at the state's ex
hibit at the Buffalo exposition. Tbs
products displayed are collected from
varloua farms ia oaateni Nebraska un
der direction of tbe officers of the
State Horticultural society and fresh
shlpaaento are seat dally te Buffalo.
"We get the west specimens fr
Douglas, Neanazta, Dodge and Pawnee
counties." aald Secretary C. H. Bar
nard. There am over tS places
our exhibit and it ts no assail task te
keep theae caaetanOy full of frees.
ripe fruit We have ao difficulty,
however, ia fiadsag first class apples,
plume and peaches that would surprise
moat of the people who live here
Nebraska. Moat of the etema come
from Douglas county, but we get good
apples from all of the counties I have
moat The guards are delighted with
.tha sew armament
. BvMeaee la tbe Keaaei
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 14 Attorney
Oetwral Prout haa received a traa
aertft of evidence la tha eaaa of T.
Xaasard against tha state, which will
aoea eome ap for foaaldaratlnai la the
Untied States awpresne court. Mr,
Keaaard was appoiated special agent
to tUayaae of tha lands belonging to
the Pawaess aad afterward aaad tha
atala for 1I,0M la oomsaiaslons. Ha
,waa appiaied,by,the legislature aad
rssstvil authority to sue the ' state
from tha same body.
Ve IMaetnwe Heeaebes eeares.
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 14. The State
Printing board has contracted with
the Fremont .Tribune Printing com
paay for the printing of 16,000 copies
of the map now being prepared by
the State Bureau of Labor and In
dustrtal Statistics. The cost Is fixed
at KM-
Fer Away With Team.
FULLERTON, Neb., Aug. H.
Clarence Durrell of this place and
Tom Vltard of St. Edward hired
livery team from Snyder's livery barn
to take Ollle Cbrlsltanson and Carrie
Anderson, two girls of IS and 14 years
of age, for a ride. As tha team was
not returned Snyder started In pur
suit and overtook them at Columbus,
where he got posesnlon of his team.
arrested Vlzxard and sent tht girls
0m4 Crape r Tmmt Crape, It to Gates
e -.
, LINCOLN, Aug. la.-For thirty-two
years past, good crops or poor crops,
the Nebraska st-te beard of agricul
ture haa annually presented to the
imb'ile at lt fslrs ths prsdscts, re
sources aad possibilities of this won'
derful young state, the newer of the
new west," :i region of country known
until a few years s;o comparatively
a barren waste. These products
have been found, on actual examina
tion, without superiors anywhere, both
aa to quality and yield. This year
corn and vegetables have been badly
scorched in s6me parts of the state, it
true, and yet in many other parte
they are goo J. Small grain was never
The fair management is going right
along with the fair as ususl. Sep
tember 2 to 6 is tbe date of tbe fair
and on that occasion one of the largest
rowds ever on the grounds Is con
fidently expected. Tbe management
has improved the grounds lately pur-
hased by tbe state by the expenditure
of 118,000 for permanent Improve
ments. The wing of Horticultural
hall, destroyed by a wind storm, will
be rebuilt. A new woven wire fence
has been placed around the whole
grounds, all the old buildings have
been repaired, painted and put in tbe
best condition.
September 5 is Woodmen day and on
that occasion tbe handsomely uniform
ed drill teams will contest for prlxes
ranging from $25 to $75. Three prises
Will DC KlVeu 1UT IUC Wl uiaasu .
us Ik. K&d- A 1 IaH
Thn era Alt nttd WrtAimAf! in .
. . am
ivfeasAiB). a aavi v nav h
Nebraska and a host is expected on
that day.
Secretary Furnas announces that the
outlook for exhibits was never better.
Let the people all attend this great
fair and with their families spend a
few days' recreation profitably and
State Veterlaarlaa Celled Bat CoaM De
MsthlDf fer Tbeai.
PENDER, Neb., Aug. ' 19 Fred
Smith, a farmer one mile from Fred
Glister's, lost four head of cattle from
anthrax, Mr. Smith did not realize
the tearfulness of the disease and
skinned one of the cows. He let his
bogs have the carcass and inalde of
two hours forty-five bogs were dead.
His big dog ate a portion of the car
cass and died in a few minutes. Mr.
Smith cut his finger while skinning
the creature and when he reached
town his hand was swollen stiff. He
is persuaded to go to a physician for
treatment Tbe doctor is unable to
say whether be can save blm, but tbe
swelling seemed to be checked some
what before be left U wn for home.
Cwrtatlaa BadMvar Caeveotlee.
The sixteenth annual convention of
Chrtatlan Endeavor for the state of
Nebraska will be held in Omaha Octo
ber 2V27. A large gathering Is an
ticipated by the 1901 committee. Prof.
Excell of Chicago is engaged as musi
cal director. Father Endeavor Clark
wTH be at the opening meeting. Other
speakers of note will be present En
deovorers throughout the state should
plan to be in attendance, as they can
not afford to mles the great treat In
store for them.
1901 Press Com.
CbIU rotomed by Ceee.
HASTINGS, Neb., Aug. 19. There
a wholesale poisoning of cattle at
the asylum for chronic Insane. A herd
of thirty-five cows belonging to tbe In
atltute had been feeding. In a field of
corn planted for fodder and as there
waa a ' slight sprinkling of cane
amongst It the cattle ate it with tbe
Nine cows died.
WWh dtoe Tenet tea.
OMAHA, Aug. 11. Jeha W. MaBrida
regietered at tha Midland hotel aad
la the mora lag waa feaad la his room
dead, with tha gas Jot turned on fall,
the door lacked aad the wladaw aad
transnm tightly cJceed. Tha
a stranger la tha eKy.
. rerase Conoey rear ceaeetoa.
BEAVER CITY, Neb., Aug. II. The
officers of the Furnas County Agricul
tural society have canceled the data
for tha annunl fair on account of short
crops and hard times.
The postofllce at Michigan City, Ind
waa entered by burglars, who forced
open the steel vault and steel safe,
securing $80 In stamps and $100 In
Will BellC New Ceert Beeee.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Aug. 19.
The county board has declared the
court house bonds carried, selected tbe
new site upon the condition thst the
offer of a strip of adjoining real es
tate be made good by the donors with
in twenty days and have let the con
tract for the llthogrsphlng of the
bonds. Architects' plsns will be In
vlted at once end tbe work of con
struction begun as son as they are
fatten Amilft mated Ladfta aWfnsiif
to Quit vrk Are Ptampiiaai.
foys Otaee They Dfewhey Mia
last rellew They Went Asm
Thoegh Their AM Wee BspeeteC
Crlpplles: BlUle.
CHICAGO, Aug. 15. There will be
no strike of the employes of tha steal
mills In South Chicago. This point
was settled last night when the men
refused to reconsider the action taken
Saturday night, at which time they
decided to stand by their contracta
with tbe mills and refused to Join
the strikers. After they had declined
to reconsider, AssisUnt Secretary M.
F. Tlgbe, of the Amalgamated asso
ciation, who came to Chicago with the
intention of securing a revocation of
the action of Saturday night, if pos-.
sible, declared tbat be revoked the
charters of both lodges of the Amal
gamated association in the South Chi
cago mills and declared the men out
side the organization.- The men greet
ed his announcement with laughter
and cheers. Mr. Tlgbe arrived in the
city Wednesday and spent the day ar
ranging for a secret meeting of the
two lodges of the Amalgamated asso
ciation to be held last night. The
men gathered at tbe appointed time,
but there were so few of them in tha
hall tbat the end of the matter waa
foregone conclusion. By far tha
greater number of the members oc
tbe two lodges had gone to work in
stead of coming to the meeting and
only a handful was present Mr. Tigha
made a long address to the men, giv
ing them the story of the strike from
the standpoint of tbe Amalgamated
association and asking them to help
the men in the east by quitting tbe
mills In South Chicago. Several
speeches were made by the local mem
bers of tbe association . In reply to
Mr. Tlghe, the general trend being
tbat the men considered themselves
bound by contracts with their employ
ers and that they did not think that
it was their duty to turn their backs
on these contracts at the bidding of
the association. At 11 o'clock a vote
was taken on tbe question of recon
sidering and by an overwhelming ma
jority the men refused to reopen the
question. Mr. Tlghe then announced
that the charters of both lodges were
revoked and tbe meeting dissolved.
After -leaving the meeting Mr. Tlgbe
expressed himself as greatly disap
pointed at the action taken this even
ing and said that he will go to the
Bayvlew mills at Milwaukee-and alao
to those at Jollet He will repeat tha
program at these places, explain to
the men the causes of the strike aavJ
if they then decline to reconsider their
action in refusing to join the ranks
of the strikers he will declare the
charters of all their lodges forfeited
and rule the men out of the associa
Can Says Tnlamc Beadle Baa laereased
e Hoadred Far Ceat.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. O. W.
Carr, asalatant superintendent in
charge of the railway mail service in
Hawaii, was in conference with acting
Postmaster General Shellenberfer to
day. He says tbe volume of mails in1
Hawaii has increased fully 100 per cent
alnce tbe American regime began.
Save for himself, two Inspectors and
three clerks from Saa Francisco, tha
entire Hawaiian postal system ia ad
ministered by resident officials aaa
employes. The postmasters through
the islsnds, besides tha native Hawa
iian! and the Americana who war
there before the American regime waa
Installed, Include English, German,
Portuguese and other nationeiltiea.
maaer ef Bed meoey Caacbt,
TOPEKA, Kaa., Aug. lS.-Hroeaaa
Johason, an employe of a local priat
Ing firm, was arrested yesterday,
charged with maklag small coin at
teat thaa $1 donomlaatloa. The prte
amar,eoBfaaaal . as)d informed the aV
ears where tha awaits aad dies could
ha found oa East Twelfth street.
Lyttlelea eeeeeds Blteheaee.
LONDON, Aug. 15. Tbe Dally Mall
reviving speculation aa to tha data
of Lord Kltcbeaer's return from South
Africa and as to bis successor, saya
It understands tbat he will return at
England about tbe middle of next
month, Lieutenant General Lyttletoa
assuming the chief command.
Artaeee Oels Well Beaked.
EL PASO, ex., Aug. - 16. All tha
southern portion of Arizona has suffer
ad from high water for weeks aad tat
destruction of property, especially of
railroads, has been enonnoas. The
Southern Pacific and tha smaller gal
nor roads have suffered many week
buta. The "Burro" road, ruaalx
from Benson to Nogales, haa beta an
ft for use for several weeks and atttvK
ly every day fresh floods destroy ttrU
ftf tha traritia Ranalra aa Sat -v