The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, February 14, 1902, Image 8

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Here's the Ice Automobile
which is from a photograph taken for
the London Illustrated Mail.
The motor-sled runs on three broad
runners, which have sharp shoes, two
of these ruuners are at the hack of
the machine and one in front, the
front one being movable, is used in
steering. The motive power is steam
generated by gasoline, and the power
is transmitted to a large cylinder
which is shod with flat steel plates,
with a whistle, and as it slides crver
the snow it is an object of never-end
ing wonder to the Russian peasants.
Cbarnoek is now building a larger
I.ord Salisbury’* Wit.
Same of the late laird Randolph
Churchill's friends once tried to have
Lord Salisbury reinstate his erratic
lieutenant Salisbury listened to them
While all the rest of the world is ex
perimenting with automobiles, snow
clad and ice-bound Russia has had to
look on in idleness, but now comes M.
Clement J. Charnoek of Sereda, Rus
sia, with an automobile sleigh, auto
sleigh or motor-sled, or indeed any
thing you would like to call it. The
Inventor already has an experimental
machine which has given entirely sat
isfactory results. This machine is
shown in the iticture printed above.
having sharp edges bent clown, so that
as the plate rests flat upon the snow
Its sharpened edge grips the snow or
lee surface, taking up just enough of
the sled's weight to keep the plate
from slipping.
The picture does not show the dri
ver's seat, which is immediately in
front of the big cylinder, and from
which he manipulates his engine and
also steers with the tiller, which is
shown. The little vehicle is fitted
patiently and then asked: "Have anj
of you ever had a carbuncle on th»
back of your neck?” “No,” was tli*
reply. “Well, I have,” retorted hit
lordship, “and I don't want another."
Till* Ought to (Set Monotonous.
Mr. Henry Blount, son of Sir Ed
wrard Blount, recently took his thou
sandth trip across the British Channel
He is a director of the French Ouesl
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New American Singer
Mme. Lillian Blauvelt is an Ameri
can woman who has won rare honors
in Europe. She is a singer and has,
by command, sung before the Czar of
Russia, King Edward and Emperor
An even greater honor, however,
was the conferring of a medal upon
her by La Regia Academia di Santa
Cecilia, in Rome. This is a much
sought-after honor, which is neverthe
less seldom conferred. It was given
Mme. Blauvelt for her perfect art.
At present the distinguished artist
is in New York. Her especial forte is
singing in cantatas and sacred music.
A Des«*rte<! Street In Pari*.
A queer discovery has been made in
Paris in the shape of a street unin
habited and ignored by all. In the
filrafTea In Plenty.
It seems likely that the zoological
gardens of the world will not suffer in
future from a scarcity of giraffes, ns
they have in the past. GlrufTes of the
North African species are now being
shipped to various ‘zoos." The open
ing up of Kordofan has discovered a
good supply of giraffes, and as big
game is to a certain extent preserved
In this part of Africa it will be possi
ble to export such specimens, from
time to time, as may be required for
legitimate scientific purposes.
I-onff-nintance Mall ltou'a.
The speediest long-distance delivery
of mail ever accomplished in the world
was that of the consignment which
left Sydney. Australia, Oct. 15, for Lou
don England, by the American route.
A distance of 15.2C5 miles was covered
in thirty-one days, a sa'ing of four
days over the Suez Canal route.
course of the work in progress for wi
dening the Rue Vaneau, this roadway
—which it would be incorrect to des
cribe as a thoroughfare, considering
that the ends were blocked up—was
discovered. It had neither paving
wide, and an old inscription showed
stones nor pavement, was two meters
that it was formerly called Rue d'Oli
vet. It would be useless to seek the
name in a directory, for it is certain
that until a few days ago no one knew
of the existence of the Rue d’Olivet.
I.onjf Telephone 1-lnefl.
The use of the Pupin method of
loading long telephone lines with in
ductance coils, at suitable intervals,
seems to have made possible the com
mercial telephone across the con
Sewing Machines as boot.
Above all things Tommy Atkins
heart loves a sewing machine. Al
though he must know that he car.
never succeed in getting it home tc
England, yet if he finds one in a Boei
farm he will tow it along with him
overburdened as he already is, upon
the march.
For miles he will martyr his exist
ence with some obsolete and cumbrous
machine until such time as sheer phys
ical exhaustion or an irate company
officer prohibits further painful pos
session of the prize.
Wherein the exact fascination lies is
a mystery, but grizzled reservist and
callow recruit alike cannot resist this
housewife's help.—London Daily Mail
Three Million L,lve at Kea.
It Is said that no lees than 3.000.00C
persons live habitually on the high
seas—that is, on the decks of ocean
going ships.
Last year more than one-sixth of
this great number of men, or 550,000
persons, came into the single port ol
New York, and several philanthropic
people are actively endeavoring to im
prove the condition of the sailor when
he goes ashore and meets all the
temptations which await him on the
sea borders of our great cities.
It is a benevolent work which
should make strong appeal to the gen
erous instincts of Atoericans.
Product ot Acre of Land.
In Russia the average acre of land
because of had cultivation, produced
but one-fifth the amount produced bj
an acre in America. This is the offi
cial statement of her minister o!
Yucatan Timber.
The Yucatan mahogany and logwooc
forests are to be exploited by a com
pany which will build 275 miles o.'
Indultrlal School for Negroes.
An industrial and agricultural school
for colored youths of Maryland wai
opened last month near Laurel in tha'
Since the middle of November Iasi
Paris has a Russian high school at
which most of the university branches
are taught, some of them by eminent
Russian fugitives or resident*.
Unknown Parts of the World
IBlaek spots show unexplored portions ]
Secretary of State Banking Board Re
ports Improved Conditions.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Pel). 10.—Seretary
Koyse of the State Hanking board to
day began the distribution of the ninth
annual report of the building and loan
associations of Nebraska. The fig
ures and recommendations are prac
tically as rorecasted several months
ago. A summary shows that while
the number of associations in exist
ence has decreased gradually since
1892, the number of shares in force
and the total assets have increased to
a marked extent. In 1892 there were
seventy-one assoeiations, with 45,012
shares in force and assets amounting
to $2,902,557.67. In 1901 there were
fifty-nine associations, with 119.985
shares in force and assets amounting
to $4,214,744.
A comparison of the condition of all
associations on June 30 with the con
dition a year previous shows the fol
lowing: Decrease in assets, $617,388:
increase in loans, $506,091.75; decrease
in real estate. $10,151.09: increase in
cash. $86,378.03; increase in other as
sets, $57,494.50; increase in number of
shares in force, 14,360; decrease in
1 shares upon which dues are delin
quent, 3,305.
Platte Valley People Estimate the To
tal at $150,000.
DAVID CITY, Neb.. Feb. 10.—The
excitement incident to the failure of
the Platte Valley State bank of Hell
wood is subsiding, and all fears of
violence to A. H. Gould, cashier, and
K. S. Gould, assistant cashier, cvho
are in jail in this city, are past.
Reporters sought an interview with
A. H. Gould, cashier of the defunct
bank. When one of them stated the
oojeet of the call Mr. Gould said: "I
positively will not talk to newspaper
men. The newspapers are getting
enough information from other sources
and 1 will have nothing to say.”
The only change in the general con
dition as heretofore reported is that
forged notes and mortgages are com
ing in daily, and as a consequence thp
amount of the forgeries is growing ar
a rapid rate.
A very conservative estimate of the
amount of the forgeries, so far as
known up to this time, is that they
will aggregate about $150,000, and the
end is doubtless not yet reached.
Ask Dr. Winship to Speak.
FREMONT. Neb., Feb. 10.—At its
regular meeting the Board of Educa
tion voted to follow the usual annual
custom that he prevailed here for som
years and engage some prominent
man to deliver an address to the
graduates. The name of Dr. A. E.
Winship. the noted educator and jour
nalist of Boston, was proposed and
the city superintendent was authoriz
ed to secure his services if possible.
A Word to Veterans.
LINCOLN, Neb., Fob, 10.—Adjutant
General Mart Howe, by command of
Department Commander R. S. Wilcox,
has issued general orders No. 10 to
Grand Army posts, calling attention to
the aniversaries of the birthdays of
Washington, Lincoln, Garfield and Mc
Kinley, and making a plea for old
soldiers to encourage their children to
affiliate with the Sons and Daughters
of Veterans.
Large Acreage of Alfalfa.
ORD, Neb., Feb. 10.—Many hundred
acres of alfalfa will be planted in
Valley county In the spring, the value
of the plant in this county being past
the experimental stage. One ranch
near Ord has 300 acres of it now, and
will increase this to 500 acres in the
spring. Many farmers will sow twen
ty-five to one hundred acres.
Will Plant Much Alfalfa.
SUPERIOR, Neb., Feb. lo.—The
Scully land renters in this part of the
country have been furnished four hun
dred bushels of alfalfa seed with
which to start alfalfa pastures in this
part of the state. This is bound to be
a prominent factor in the prosperity of
this county.
Tombstones for Old Soldiers.
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 10.—A cargo
of government tombstones for old sol
diers who have found their graves
Will arrive in Lincoln in a few days,
consigned from the War department
at Washington to James Heaton, su
perintendent of burial of old soldiers
in Lancaster county.
The kaiser's gift to Miss Alice
Roosevelt, in connection with the visit
to America of Admiral Prince Henry,
is to be a gold jewel case, richly
studded with diamonds.
The State Treasury.
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 10.—State
Treasurer Stuefer’s monthly statement
shows receipts amounting to $314,838;
expenditures, $317,445; balance on
hand, $346,957. To this is added $51,
943 unwritten receipts covering money
from county treasurer that cannot yet
be credited to the proper funds, mak
ing a total of $298,900. The total cash
representing trust funds on hand is
$18,793.44; cash in depository banks,
January Shows Large Increase Over a
Year Ago.
Railroads carried lo the South Omaha
stock yards 77o cars more of live
stock this year in January than they
did last year. Cattle and hogs are
largely increased as to numbers, while
sheep and horses show a slight de
During the .January just ended there
were 3,016 cars, carrying 73,908 head
of cattle, as against 2,298 cars carry
ing 55,456 cattle in January a year ago.
This was a net increase of 718 cars
and 18.452 rattle.
Hogs rode in on 2.935 cars—230,379
of them, as against 2,809 cars, with
203.477 hogs, a year rigo. This is a
net increase of 126 cars and 26.902
hogs over a year ago. The larger
number of hogs in proportion to the
number of cars is accounted for by
the fact that the average porcine
weight dropped from 234 to 209
This year there were 276 oars of
sheep, the fleecy passengers number
ing 54.S75, as against 310 rars, with
64,282 sheep, a year ago, thus making
a loss of 31 cars with 9,407 sheep.
There was a drop in horses and
mules from 106 cars with 2,489 ani
mals aboard a year ago, to 66 cars
with 1,312 of them this year, a loss
of forty cars and 1.177 horses and
i nus trie total number or cars ar
riving this January was 6,293, as
against 5,523 a year ago—a net gain
of 770 cars.
Destroy Many Plants, but Arc Check
ed by Cold.
FARNAM. Neb., Feb. 8.—Worm at
tached the fall wheat which was grow
ing and destroyed considerable quan
tities of it last fall. The cold wave of
Deeetnbei sloped it for a short time
and then it recommenced and was
only stopped by the present severe
spell. Some of these worms were
sent to the University of Nebraska to
Prof. Bruner for information, lie says
of them:
“In reply to your favor of the 24th
inst. will say that the worms which
you sent prove to be a caterpillar
somewhat closely related to the fall
army worm. I think, however, that
the severe winter will do much toward
destroying these pests at any rate, if
vou see various kinds of birds in your
field do not disturb them, as they will
no doubt destroy large numbers of
these worms.
“They are so nearly grown now that
very shortly after warm weather they
will become fully so and go into the
ground before doing much damage to
the small grain. No cultivation meth
od can be adopted that will be of much
use in destroying (hem unless soon
after the ground thaws in the spring
you should go over the field with a
roller. In this manner you might
crush many of them. Yours very truly,
• • LA \V RENC E B RU N E R.
‘'Acting State Entomologist."
More Beet Seed.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 8.—Another eon
signment of beet seed lias arrived
lor the beet fields of Nebraska. Hike
forme r consignments this eomes from
Germany, and is in the bonded ware
house here, where it will remain until
sent out to the proprietors of the fac
tories. The shipments this year are
larger than usual, which indicates that
the acreage is to be greater than dur
ing former years.
Ministerial Union Formed.
HUMBOLDT, Nob., Feb. 8.—The
ministers of the various churches here
have perfected an organization to he
known as the Ministerial union, elect
ing Rev. John Currie of the Presby
terian church president and Rev. B.
Wilson of the Christian church secre
Nebraska Woman Dead at 1C8.
M’COOK. Neb., Feb. 8.—Mrs. Mary
Roach, the oldest woman in this state,
if not in the United States, died last
Friday at the home of her son near
Stratton, at the age of 108. Up to the
time of her last illness Mrs. Roach
had enjoyed the best of health, never
having had a serious illness in her
Morton En Route for Mexico.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb.. Feb. 8 —
Ex-Secretary of Agriculture J. Ster
ling Morton left for Kansas City
where he will join his son Paul in a
trip to the City of Mexico.
Kills His Baby Brother.
HUMBOLDT, Nob.. Feb. 8.—A trag
edy happened at the home of Her
mann Gossman, a farmer living north
west of the city. The farmer had pre
pared to drive into the field to procure
some fodder and loaded a shotgun to
take along. He temporarily left the
loaded gun in the kitchen and during
his absence his 7-year-old son picked it
up and playfully pointed it at his 3
year-old brother. It exploded, instant
ly killing the boy.
Latest Quotations from South Omahi T
and Kansas City.
Cattle- There was not a heavy run o*
rattle, so that the market was fairly art.
Ivp and prices steady to strong on all de
fllrahie (Trades of killers Buyers were ou’
early, and it was not lour before the buli
of the offerings had been disposed of
Them were quite a few beef steers In
eluded in fho receipts, but the bette'
(Trades sold freely at steady to Strom
prices. The cow market took on eonsld-'
ern-ble life, nnd anything at all good sok
at steady to strong prices. Buyers at
seemed to be anxious for the choice'
grades, and ns offerings were Hmitet
there was considerable competition
Stockers and feeders were In rather Ugh'
receipt, so that steers of good weight ant
quality sold readily af firm prices. Theta
was no improvement, however, in the de
mand for the common and lightweigh'
stockers, and prices were uneven, tin
same as they have been all along. Seller*
are obliged to lake whatever they car
get, ns it Is hard to even get a bid or
common stackers. Tile demand from thf
country Is almost entirely for the gooc
to choice heavyweight cattle, and for that
reaaon speculators are very slow about
buying the common grades.
Hogs -There was a liberal supply 01
hogs, but the market opened fully 5t
higher and active. Puckers all seemed te
lie anxious for the hogs, nnd ns a resul'
it wns not long before the hulk of tbs
offerings had changed hands. The goof,
weight hogs sold largely from $(j.2T> te
StUfi, and as high as $fi,17. was paid. Th«
medium weights sold from $6.10 to $d.‘JO
nnd the lighter loads went from
down. Along toward the last end of tin
market the feeling was not so good, nnfi
on the extreme close the ndvanee was
practically all tost and the last few loads
sold slowly The hogs that were Iff' •
until the lust however, were mostlx
lightweights and of common quality.
Sheep—The following quotations were
given: Choice lightweight yearlings. $.1.21
4(5 50; good in choice yearlings, *5.004*
5.2*n choice wethers, $4.75*if>.U0; fair tc
good wethers, $4,504/4.75; choice ( wes, $4,04
'04.40: fair to good ewes. $:!.fifth4.00; com*
mou owes. $2,754*2.50: choice lambs, *.1.75*1
6.10: fair lo good lambs. *i.r>04i5.75: feeder
wethers. $,‘:.50*( 1.00; feeder lambs, $1,004$
4 50; cull lambs, $2.004(2.7i7i
Cattle—Market generally steady; choice
-xport and dressed beef st«*ers. *5.8061
' 50: fair to good. $4,004(1.75; stockers and
feeders. $2,504(5,30; western fed steers,
$4.7.1*15.75: Texas and Indian steers, $4.40*1
5.00, Texas cows, $2,754*4.25; native cows,
!>:.004*4.75 heifers, $2 604(3.40: canners, $1.75
4(2.85; bulls, $2,754/2.00; calves. $2,404(6.40.
Hogs—Market 5*(10c higher: top. $6.55;
bulk of sales. $5.«"4((;.00: heavy. $8.004(6.55;
mixed packers, $fi .154/6.45; light. $5.4041
1.2.1; pigs. $4.004(5.40.
Sheep and I.amhs Market stronger tc
10c higher; western lambs. $5.506(6.10,
western wethers. $4,214(4.75; yearlings,
$5.004(5.50; elves, $4,004(4.50; culls, $2,504$
4.00; fell lambs, $2,504(5.25.
Mouse Amendments to Measure Disa
greed Upon.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.—When the
senate convened yesterday it dis
agreed to the amendments of the house
on the urgency deficiency bill, agreed
to the conference asked and appointed
Senators Hale, Allison and Teller as
conferees on the part of the senate.
At the conclusion of routine busi
ness Mr. Patterson of Colorado made
a personal explanation of what he had
said concerning government affairs
toward the treason and sedition laws
enacted by the Philippine commission.
Governor Taft, he said, had made a
statement before the Philippine com
mission, in which he said that Mr. Pat
terson, inadvertently, no doubt, had
conveyed a wrong impression to the
senate and to the country as to his at
titude toward those laws.
Mr. Patterson's statement.. Gover
nor Taft said, had put him in the
attitude of criticising his colleagues on
the committee. The particular stat
uto was enacted while he was ill, but
by anything he may have said he dio
not intend to convey the impression
that he was opposed to laws enacted
The responsibility for their enact
ment was as much his as of his col
Cuban Planters Implore Relief.
WASHINGTON Fob. 8—The Cuban
planters’ committee, headed by E. P.
Machado, has addressed a letter to
the committee on ways and means,
imploring a 5 per cent reduction on
Cuban sugars and expressing a will
ingness to accept any of the methods
proposed to accomplish this object
The letter states that two large es
tates have already closed, and the sit>
nation is described as critical.
Anderson’s Job is Safe.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8—The sen
ate la executive session confirmed th«
nomination of Thomas H. Anderson
to be associate justice of the supreme
court of the District of Columbia.
Death of an Iowa Physician.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Feb. 8.—Dr. H
P. Martin, a prominent physician o>
Delta, la., died suddenly here today
while on a visit to relatives.
Rivals Kill Each Other.
SHREVEPORT, l.a„ Feb. 8.—Wore
comes from Bossier parish that at 8
plantation eighteen miles below
Shreveport two negroes, named Duke
Boynton and Jim Path, quarreled over
the affection of a negress. They
agreed to fight it out, retired to the
district levee, counted off the distance
drew their pistols and had a duel
without seconds or surgeons. Whet
the smoke cleared away both mer,
were dead.