The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, November 22, 1901, Image 6

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Water Roll* When It Bubble* from the
Effect of Heat, Say* the I'll*dentlUc
Person — The Scientist Practically
Come* to This Conclusion.
( do not like to hear him pray
On bended knee about an hour.
For grate to spend aright the day,
Who knows his neighbor has no
I’d rather see him go to mill
And buy the luckless brother bread,
And see his children eat their fill.
And laugh beneath their humble
I do not like to hear him pray.
"Let blessings on the widow be,”
Who never seeks her home to say—
“If want o’ertakes you, come to me.”
I hate the prayer so loud and long,
That’s offered for the orphan’s weal.
By him who sees him crushed by
And only with the lips doth feel.
I do not like to hear her pray,
With jeweled ear and silken dress,
Whose washerwoman toils all day,
And then is asked to work for less.
Such pious falsehoods I despise!
The folded hands, the face demure,
Of those with sanctimonious eyes.
Who steal the earnings of the poor.
These sainted faces that they wear
To church and for the public eye,
Hide things that are not on the square
And wickedness done on the sly.
I do not like such soulless prayers!
If wrong; I hope to bo forgiven;
Such prayers no angel upward bears—
They're lost a million miles from
—Hartford Times.
Most birds and animals have the
faculty of discerning the approach of
a storm with more or less accuracy,
but in Yucatan they have a spider that
is a marvel as a weather forecaster.
This insect is known as "am,” on ac
count of the effect produced by its
poison. As far as its own conduct
goes the insect is inoffensive and can
be handled with impunity, but if any
body had the misfortune to get one
mysteriously mixed with his food he
is certain to die after a few hours, and
meanwhile, for some unexplained rea
son, will frequently ejaculate "Am!
Am! Am!”—hence the name of the
spider. Throughout the peninsula
this is affirmed to be a fact, and if an
"am" falls into fodder of horses or
mules the animal that swallows it
surely dies. This spider is shaped like
a crab, minus the claws, and is of a
bright yellow color, with brown spots;
the biggest could be accommodated
upon a silver dime. Its favorite abode
Is among the leaves of the banana
shrub—commonly, but erroneously,
called tree. There it spins with ex
treme rapidity, its web, which is pro
digiously large, considering the size
of its architect, and proceeds to devour
flies that are unlucky enough to get
entangled In the meshes of thi3 aston
ishing little glutton, that Is not satis
fied with less than a dozen a day; that
Is to say, it consumes a good deal more
than Its own bulk. Its progeny are
numerous, and appear, at first, like
mere biack specks, smaller than the
smallest pin’s head. The sky may he
blue and cloudless when suddenly the
am commences taking in its sails, or,
rather, gathering In its net, with neat
ness and dispatch, cramming the whole
of the material into its diminutive
body entirely out of sight. A few
minutes completes the job, and the
spider takes up its position on the un
der suvface of one of the great leaves,
to he lulled by the gentle swaying and
sheltered while the storm rages. It is
for this that the am has prepared, and
never is it mistaken; when the web
is taken in rain will certainly fall
within an hour. The moment the am
la touched it feigns death and lets it
self drop, showing no sign of Ilf * until
again placed upon a leaf or on the
ground. Many a one has lain in the
palm of the writer's hand, inert, ah
its legs drawn close to Its body, while
It is examined at leisure, even being
picked up in the fingers without its
manifesting any life.—Chicago Chron
The joke Is on the teacher who said:
“Water boils when it is 212 degrees
Fahrenheit temperature." The girl
who answered, “Water bolls when it
bubbles,” was right and teacher
wrong. Between what is called scien
tifically the boiling point of water and
the temperature, or “when” it actual
ly bolls, Is a vast but clean-cut differ
ence. The boiling point of water at
760 millimeters, 29.92 seconds barome
ter, is 212 degrees Fahrenheit, but even
when water Is 212 degrees Fahrenheit
It does not necessarily boil. If the bar
ometer is today S0.6 seconds it boils—
e., bubbles—at 213.1 degrees Fahren
heit. Bubbling is even the scientist’s
tost, because he never dips his ther
mometer into the boiling water itself,
but only in the steam troin the bub
bles If the barometer is at 29.6
seconds it boils at 210.2 degrees Fah
renheit. This is the case on the sea
coast. In N» w York, where the bar
ometer In a year ranges between 29.5
seconds ami 30.6 seconds the boiling
temperature varies between 210.2 de
grees Fahrenheit and 213.1 degrees
Fahrenheit, a difference of three de
frees, .and many an onserrrng nouse
wife has noticed that meals, vegetables,
etc., cook soft much more rapidly on
a crisp winter day, with the barometer
at 30.6 seconds, than on a dull, muggy
July day, with only 29.5 seconds bar
ometer. In Chicago water in an open
vessel never boils at 212 degrees Fah
renheit, because tlic city is 800 feet
above the level of the ocean and its
highest barometer actually never goes
above 29.9 seconds. The weather bu
reau publishes 30.6 seconds, etc., data,
but this is because all barometer read
ings are reduced to ocean level, other
wise the actual readings of New York
(normal, 29.9 seconds), Pike's Peak
(16.3 seconds), Denver (24 seconds),
Mlnnedosa (25 seconds), and Chicago
(29.2 seconds) could never be com
pared. The highest actual reading in
Chicago may be 29.9 seconds, corre
sponding to a boiling point of 211,9
degrees Fahrenheit; the lowest about
28.7 seconds, or a boiling point of
208.8 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore,
string beans, which are easily done in
New York in one hour, take two to
two and one-half hours in Chicago,
because the cooking does not depend
on the bubbling, but on the tempera
ture. In a boiler with ninety pounds
pressure water does not "boil” or bub
ble—i. e., make surplus steam—for the
bubbles are steam balloons surround
ed by a thin capillary shell of water,
until 320 degrees Fahrenheit are
reached. Water boils in Denver at
201 degrees, at Pike's Peak at 1S4 de
grees, at Lincoln, Neb., at 206 degrees,
at Chicago at 210.5 degrees, at the nor
mal barometer of 30 seconds reduced
to sea level, or the actual average bar
ometer tension of these places. Den
ver needs already closed pots with
screwed-on lids to boil peas and beans.
If the teacher therefore again asks the
cooking pupils. When does water boil?
she had better accept the answer,
“When it bubbles,” for all scientists
take this view. But if she wants to
know at what temperature does water
boil her pupils can only say: “Walt
till I have looked up the barometer
readings of our weather report and I
can then figure with only a few logar
ithms in half an hour the exact tem
perature at which it boils today.” In
general they can say: “Water bells in
Chicago, as everywhere, when it bub
bles.” A thermometer will then show
between 209 degrees and 212 degrees
Fahrenheit, but never quite reach 212
degrees in Chicago—generally it will
be about 211 degrees Fahrenheit.—Chi
cago Tribune.
A bird which from both an ornithol
ogical and popular point of view is
probably the most interesting of the
feathered kind which finds a congenial
summer home in the vicinity of Balti
more is the cowbird. As the name
implies, the birds are the associates
of cows, or, in fact, cattle of any kind.
When this is said the entire list of
their friends is complete, for the birds
seem to be shunned as a serpent by
others of their kind. This is not
strange when the fact is known that,
although the cowbirds are by no means
birds of prey, they indirectly slay
more feathered songsters than many of
the larger and carnivorous members
of the family. In appearance the birds
are unassuming little creatures of som
ber hue, about the size of a bluebird
and with a faint, dry voice which
could not possibly sing its owner
either into the good graces of man oi
beast. In the springtime they come
to the fields of Maryland from their
winter haunts in the south. In flock3
of six or eight they roam restlessly
about among the pastures, following
the cattle, catching the flies and other
insects that make life miserable for
the dumb beasts. They are fearless of
their animal fiiends. When mating
time comes the birds develop their
slaying proclivities in a peculiar man
ner. Possibly they have no intention
of killing the young of other birds.
The end is accomplished just the same.
They build no nest, but the females
shift the duties of motherhood by lay
ing their eggs in the nests of other
and usually smaller birds, forcing them
to incubate and rear the offspring. A
peculiarity of the eggs of the cow
birds is that they hatch from one to
two days earlier than those of the
other birds, and as the young cowbirds
by this start are given time to gain
strength before the rightful occupants
of the nest are ready for food the re
sult is that they are crowded to death
by the foster child. At no time dur
ing the growth of the changeling do
its real parents come to aid in pro
viding food to satisfy its voracious
appetite. The strangest part of the
whole procedure is that the birds
which are thus Imposed upon do not
rebel. Usually only one egg is laid in
a nest, and to deposit their usual clutch
of four eggs the cowbirds travel from
nest to nest. To every cowbird egg
deposited four or five deaths result,
and their presence in the vicinity of
a nest is the death blow to the domes
tic hopes of the rightful proprietors.—
Baltimore Sun.
After the recent ceremony of receiv
ing the freedom of Glasgow and while
passing from his cab to the hotel Mr.
Carnegie was greeted with the saluta
tion. littered in the dialect peculiar to
his native Flfeshire: “Well done for
Snuffy Martin’s school!” That was
the local designation of the humble
scholastic establishment in Dunferm
line where Mr. Carnegie as a lad
ronned the letters of the alphabet.
The exclamation came from an old
school fellow. Mr. Carnegie stopped
and gave the speaker a hearty hand
The ink of the Greeks and Romans
was ir.errly lampblack mingled with
gum in the proportion of three parti
of the former to one of the latter.
The lineage of t<ueen Victoria la
traceable directly back to \\ iiliam the
use Defiance Cold Water Starch, because
It is better and 4 oz. more of it for uunu
Boston Is so well pleased with port
able school houses that forty-three are
n use this year.
• too Reward SHOO.
Tha readers of this paper will be pleased to
earn tha', there is nt least, one dreaded disease
.hat srVnee has been able to euro in nil its
itages. and that is Catarrh. Iiail's Catarrh
'tire is the only positive cure now known to the
nodical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitu
.ional disease, requires a constitutional treat
nent. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
ictiug directly upon the blood and mucous sur
'aees of the system, thereby destroying the
oundatlon of thedisease. and giving the patient
strength by building up the constitution and
assisting nature in doing Us work. The pr v
ortetors have so much faitt in its cpratlve
powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for
iny case that it fails to euro, bend for list of
Testimonials. , _ , , _
Address F. J. CHENEY Si CO., Toledo, a
Sold by druggists 75c.
Fall s Family Pills are the best
igist year Uncle Sam turned out new
reins worth $136,000,000, of which $99,
t»'9,000 were gold.
The "newsboy" on th* Santa Fe’s
Ijnwrenoe-Ottawa (Kan.) branch is an
urchin of seventy-two years.
Keep them white with Red Cross Ball Blue.
All grocers sell large a oz. package, 5 cents.
No man's destiny can be judged till
destiny has ended him.
CITO Permanently mired. No iltsor nerronrnwe after
■ I I w flret day nan of Or. Kline’s IIimI Nerve Kenton
• r Send for KKKK i !.OII trial l.ottle and treatise.
Lib. R. U. Klins, Ltd., Ml Arch Street, I'hlUdelpbia, l a.
The desires not gratilled on earth
are the pigments with which men
paint the skies of their heaven.
.— 1 — . -
OtIR AGENCY soon gives you a fruit
farm: brings you and family to tho
Coast. Write for It. Gold Coast Co.,
Portland, Ore.
The studied hypoerisv of men has
driven me to doubt everything but
man's simple ignorance.
Stops the Cough anti
Works Off the Cold
Laxative Bromo (juiniue Tablets. Price2Sc.
He who despises mankind will never
get the best out of either others or
SiEK"*t«d Other*.
A New York broker, who boasted
acquaintance with J. Pierpont Morgan,
wrote to the multi-millionaire asking
for an invitation to view the yacht
races on Mr. Morgan's yacht Corsair.
The magnate answered, regretting that
he had loaned his yacht to a friend,
adding: ‘‘If you think you would care
to go on the yacht of either Mr. Gould,
Mrs. Goetlet, Colonel Astor or any of
the others that may be going down the
bay, I will try and get an invitation
for you, and will assure whoever may
take you that they will have the honor
of entertaining the cheekiest man I
ever hea.d from.”
1*1*0’* Cnre 1* the heat medicine we ever nsed
for all affections of the throat and lunss.—WM.
O. Knd&UCI, Vanburen, lad., Feb. 10, UW0.
The hope of being elected to public
office has saved many a politician
from the penitentiary.
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