The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, January 05, 1905, Image 2

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    High and Low.
AH men are equal in their hirth.
Heirs of the earth and skies;
AH men are equal when that earth
Fades from their d.\ ing eyes.
*Tis man alone who difference sees
And sj>eaks of high and low.
And worships thos“. and tramples thes#
While the same path they go.
O let man hasten to restore
To all their rights of love;
I*i power and wealth exult no more
In wisdom lowly move
—Haniet Martineau.
Chinese Boy's Queue.
When the Chinese boy is old enough
he grows a queue. This event in the
Chinese boy’s life does what the first
pair of trousers does to the American
boy—changes him from a baby to a
boy. The queue has many uses. In
some of the games played by *.he
Chiuese boys the queue is used in a
variety of ways. In geometry it is
used to strike an arc cr draw a circle.
The laborer spreads a towel over his
head, w raps his queue around it and
makes himself a hat. Cart drivers
whip their mules and beggars scare
away dogs with their queues. When
a Chinese father takes his little son
out. for a walk he takes hold, not of
the hoy's hand, but his queue. Some
times the child follows the father, and,
lest he should get lost, the father
gives him his queue to hold, and when
his little boy wants to play horse their
queues are always ready to be used
for reins.
Simole Box Windmill.
The two pictures shown are enough
to enable any ingenious boy to make a
fine windmill without any further ex
planations. The windmill is a small
' copy of one that is used in a great
many places throughout the Western
states. The big ones are immense af
fairs that give peweh enough' to drive
quite heavy machinery. The fans are
irthced in the box so the fan that is
uppermost will just rise above the
edge of the box as the frame revolves.
The wind strikes only this blade,
The Fans cf the Mill.
which is forced over and down in the
other side of the box. another blade
alw'ays coming lip to take its place,
and so a constant revolution is se
cured. The shaft, cr axle, on which
the frame revolves passes out through
the ends cf the box. one end of the
shaft being given a crank form to
which a pitman rod is attached for
the running of machinery, or a w'heel
may be put on at this end for a belt
to run upon in the ordinary way. ac
cording to the machinery that is to be
run. A grocery box two feet square
and eighteen inches deep w'!,l make a
The Windmill Complete.
good one, and a dry goods box about
three by four feet in length and
breadth will make a very powerful
windmill which will run almost any
small “real” machinery.
Great Open Air Sunday School.
If you should be asked where the
largest Sunday school in the world is
could you give the answer?
It is in England, on a high hill in
the thickly populated town of Stock
port. Think of a Sunday school with
5,000 pupils right now. and a record
of over 100,000 pupils who have been
thoroughly brought up in the Scrip
tures within its walls during the 100
years since its organization.
Over 6,000 enthusiastic teachers
have given many years of their lives
to the services of this Sunday school.
What a glorious Sunday school it
must be to call forth such enthusiasm
from men and women and children!
Why, it has a graduate, a man
named Weathered, who now' lives in
New York, who goes back to Stockport
every summer, rain or shine, to attend
the annual anniversary celebration of
the Sunday school. Ho is 81 years old
now' and still every summer he goes
over to the old Sunday school, such
is his love for it.
Years ago, before Stockport had got
day schools, reading and w-riting used
to be taught as well as the Bible, but
now', of course, reading does not have
to be taught by the Sunday school.
However, they still retain the custom
of having their lessons written, be
cause they find that the boys and
eirls learn much more thoroughly in
that way.
I t
Who Likes Peanuts?
All boys and a good many of their
sisters are fond of peanuts. Every
body knows that no circus is complete
without them, but probably not many
boys of girls know just 'hov' they
grow. The peanut is supposed to be
a native of Africa, where it forms the
chief food of certain regions, but it is
tcund. too, in South America and Eu
rope, the species varying in the dif
ferent countries. Here in the United
States it is cultivated chiefly in Vir
» ginia. North Carolina and Tennessee.
The seed planted is the meat or ker
nel, and care Is taken not to break
the skins. The plant grows like a vine,
and the nuts hang on it like pea pods.
A single vine will, it i$ estimated, pro
duce about 100 nuts if it is of the
average good condition. At this rate
the yield per acre is forty bushels.
Three vatfeties of thes£ nuts are
arown here—the white, the red and
the Spanish. They are readily dis
u„sui»i.«i. « th« baT?
characteristics. The neat time you
«t a peanut with two kerne s very
white with pink skins, you jijl know
Tt laVthe white variety. The shell
of the red nut sometimes holds three
or four dark kernels, and its skin is
ol' a decidedly dark red, so you cannot
mistake that, while the Spanish nut
is so much smaller, with a lighter skin
than both of the others, that it will
not be mistaken for either. Nearly
5,» 00.000 bushels of peanuts are used
in this country every year.
Guessing Match.
A guessing match about cats is en
tertaining. Write out the following
list for each competitor without giving
the answers, which are here printed
in parentheses, and the ones guessing
the largest number wins:
A dangerous cat (Catastrophe).
An aspirinng cat (Catamount).
A cat than can swim (Catfish).
A cat that can fly (Catbird).
A cat than will be a butterfly (Cat
A library cat (Catalogue).
A cat that asks questions (Cate
chism >.
A cats near relation (Catkin).
A cat that is good to eat (Catsup).
A horned cat (Cattle).
A cat that throws stones (Catapult).
A tree cat (Catalpa).
A water cat (Cataract).
A cat that flavors the grapes (Ca
A cat that covers acres of grounds
A subterranean cat (Catacomb).
A cat that, living, appeals dead
A cat prized as a gem (Catseye).
A cat with a cold (Catarrh).
Bachelor's Kitchen.
The children sit in a row, with the
exception of one. who goes in succes
sion to each child and asks him what
he will give to the bachelor’s kitchen.
Each answers what he pleases, as a
saucepan, a mouse trap, etc.
When all have replied, the question
er returns to the first child and puts
all sorts of questions, which must be
answered by the article which this
player before gave to the kitchen, and
by no other word.
For instance, he asks, “What do you
wear on your head?”
"Mouse trap.”
The object is to make the answerer
laugh, and he is asked a number of
times, until he either laughs or is
given up as a hard subject. The ques
tioner then passes to the next child,
and so on through the whole row.
Those who laugh or add any other
word in their answer must pay a for
feit. which is redeemed in the same
way as in any ether game.
Novel Grab Bag.
On a narrow sheet hung up in a
doorway, cut a hole large enough to al
low a false face to be fitted in. Flaps
of cloth are left for pasting inside
the face. Cut two holes for arms to
i 5’av■? through. In those sew sleeves of
material, perfectly bright colored mus
lin, but in the f u rn < 1 an apron. The
sides are then pastel cr sewed to the
sides of the sheet.
When pasting in the false face, first
cover the flaps left at the opening for
the face with stiff paste. Then paste
these flaps into the inside of the false
face, bringing it close to the sheet. If
| small openings are left, or the sheet
puckers, never mind, cover the defects
by sewing on a frill of thin white ma
terial around the face and for the col
Leave an opening or pccket hole
through the sheet, so the hand can be
slipped in for packages placed within
reach, back of the curtain. Some one
should be seated behind this curtain
and slip her arms into the sleeves
then she can see to whom she is talk
ing. In one hand she holds the pack
age and in the other she receives the
money. Print on the sheet these
“Five cents for what is in my
Bucket Race on Skates.
Here is a new pastime for the days
when it is cold enough to call your
skates out.
An old broom and a bucket are
necessary for each player. The buck
ets should be filled to the brim with
water and set in front of their re
spective owners.
The object is to push the filled
buckets of water a given distance
across the ice, and the player who suc
ceeds in traversing the distance in the
quickest time wins, providing he re
tains more water in his bucket than
the others. But if he spills more than
does the boy who comes in second,
then the order of finishing is reversed
and the second boy in point of speed
w ins. A rule can be used to measure
Bucket Rcce.
the amount of water remaining in the !
If you are giving a skating party
and wish to introduce some novelties,
you will find the bucket race will
make a hit as one of them, as well as
affording the slower and more careful
skaters a chance to “even up” on their
speedier and more careless friends.
Illustrating Atmospheric Pressure.
Fill a plate half full of water. Let
a piece of cork float in the water and
on it place a burning piece of paper.
Cover the flame with a giass turned
upside down. The water will rise in
the glass, the reason being that the
burning of the paper consumes a part
of the oxygen in the air, thus dimin
ishing its volume. The pressure of the
outside atmosphere ferees the water
into the glass to fill up the vacuum.
This experiment should be conducted
with great care and always in pres
ence of an older person in case of ac
cident by fire.
Here is an amusing little trick for
which you need only a candle, a hair
pin, a small rubber band, half a wal- i
nut shell and about half a match stick. J
Bend the hairpin—a large and !
strong one—into the shape shown in
the left-hand picture and the white
line diagram. That is to say. bend
about half an iuch of the loop end
down at a right angle, and then bend
the tip of this up again to form a hook,
and bend the ends of the hairpin twice
at right angles, spread the bent parts J
and pinch the tips together so that
when the hairpin is put on the caudle,
as in the picture, it will hold on tight
Bore with a pointed file or a red
hot. wire or a very smalt gimlet two
little holes through the v/ahiut shell,
match sticks inapposite directions. It
you do all these things properly the
nut shell will be horizontal, or nearly
so. and its sharp point will be driven
into the candle by the tension of the
stretched and twisted rubber band.
Of course, you must use a perfect
shell with an unbroken point.
Now your little automatic ex
tinguisher is perfectly balanced. The
elastic band would make it fly up.
turning on the hook as on a pivot, if
it were not held in place by the point
driven into the hard wax, or paraffin,
or tallow. Now light the candle.
As it burns down and the flame ap
proaches the shell the wax which
holds the point softens, and when the
top of the candle is about level with
the shell the wax has become too soft
to hold it, and suddenly it flies over
How the Candle Is Prepared.
near the pointed end and near the
edge, one on each side of the poiat.
Thread the double or endless rubber
band through these holes, and secure
It by a bit of match stick slipped into
the loop at each end on the outside of
the shell. The rubber band must be
just long enough to be adjusted in
this way, with a little stretching.
Now insert the hooked loop of the
hairpin under this tight elastic bund
inside of the nut shell, slip the whole
apparatus down the candle until the
point of the shell is an inch or two
below the wick, and twist the rubber
’and, to tighten it, by turning the
and is clapped down on top of tha
wick, extinguishing the flame as
shown in the right-hand picture.
You see what a simple and prac
tical little device this is. It will re
quire a little patience to get it to
work just right, for the size of the
hairpin, the way it is bent, the size
of the shell and the tension of the
band have to suit each other.
You can put the extinguisher as far
below the wick as you choose. The
lower you place it the longer the can
dle will burn before being so uncere
moniously snuffed out by itself/so to
Sea Hotel in the Form of a Spanish Galleon
The Cabrillo, as She Will Appear \A hen Completed.
An ocean hotel, built in the style of 1
the Spanish galleons of the fifteenth
century, is one of the latest additions
planned for the City of Venice, a new i
resort that has been opened on the
California coast, and both in appear- >
ance and intention it will be unique, j
The high, square, stern and bulging
bow, the tapering masts with their
quaint and clumsy sails, the decks
and outward appointments all will be
faithful reproductions of the ships i
that first crossed the Atlantic and
discovered America. Inside , the ves-|
sel will be fitted up with all the luxu- j
rious appointments of a modern Atlan- \
tic liner.
She is to be called the Cabrillo, in ;
honor of the discoverer of the Pacific, i
and it will be a strange case of the !
Old World come back to revisit the
new when she lies out in the bay
under full sail. She is 182 feet long,
with a beam of fifty feet, and on her
construction alone $50,000 is beirg
spent. The furnishing and interior
equipments will bring the total cost
up to three times (hat sum. She will
rot be called upon to make any ven
turesome voyages, however, for she
is to rest on piles. 300 feet from the
shore. To board her, visitors will
walk along the wide pleasure pier
that already has been built, and from
it a wide gangway with handrails on
licth sides will lead to her main deck.
This will be given up to a large and
handsomely furnished saloon, a spa
cious dining room and suites of apart
ments provided with every conveni
ence that can be fourd in a hotel on ;
shore. Here also will be the kitchen
—a chefs home far different from the
galley that any old Spanish ship
knew. A grand staircase will lead
down to the lower decks, where a
large number of bedrooms, arranged
like cabins, will be provided. There
will be more cabins on the upper deck,
and an attractive drawing room for
ladies, while promenades will be laid
out on the forecastle, the deck house
and the poop deck. Provision will be
made for dancing and pleasure parties
and for concerts and theatrical enter
To keep up the illusion of old Spain
among it all the manager of the Ca
brillo, with all his assistants, cabin
boys and waiters, will be dressed in
full Spanish uniform, glittering with
gilt and epaulets.
Authors Who Were Productive After
Three Score and Ten.
The tall, handsome, myriad-minded
Goethe wrought at his tasks till he
was nearly 83 years old. He produced
the first part of his masterpiece.
“Faust,” at 57, says the Saturday
Evening Post, the second part when
80 years old and wrote some of his
most beautiful poems at 75. Six of our
foremost American poets—and all but
one in quantity as well as in quality
of verse—Bryant, Whittier. Longfel
low. Lowell, Holmes and Emerson—
lived to ages varying^from 75 to 85,
and were productive to the last. Dr.
Holmes wrote in his elyhty fifth year
that “time does not threaten the old
man so often with the scythe as witii
the sandbag,” jet he wrote brilliant
verse for special occasions almost to
the end.
Theodore Mommsen, the historian,
a man of almost insignificant stature
and emaciated frame, manifested in
his eightj'-sixth and last year the en
ergy of a man in middle life.
The earl of Dundonald, though he
was always in hot water and his whole
life was a series of quarrels—though
he performed some of the most dare
devil feats recorded in the history ot
naval warfare, winning many brilliant
victories against enormous odds—lived
to 85 and wrote his history of the
liberation of Pern, Chile and Brazil
and “The Autobiography of a Sea
man,” two most vigorous, lucid and
dashing works, under the stress of in
tense physical pain, in the last three
years of his life.
Sir Charles James Napier, the hero
of Seinde. was 60 before he held any
groat command. He fought and wen
great battles, governed successfully
great provinces and achieved a great
name long after that period of life had
passed when, according to an antique
morality not quite exploded, it be
hooves a man to lay aside the things
of the present life and to prepare his
soul for the next.
Kaffirs Object to Chinese.
A sidelight on Chinese immigration
or importation into South Africa is
cast by the following remark in the
South African Press-Bulletin: “Quar
rels and fights with drawn knives be
tween Kaffirs and Chinese are of al
most daily occurrence in Market
square, Johannesburg.”
Old Solomon Finds He Is Worth More
“in the Jug.”
“You may talk about the philosophy
cf Socrates, or Tom Watson, or any
other of the wise men of the world,
but there is an old colored man down
in my state who has them all beaten
to a fare-you-well,” said Thomas P.
Scott of Rome, Ga., according to the
Washington Post. “Old Solomon—his
name is Solomon—is always in
trouble. ‘Solomon,’ I said, ‘why don't
you try to do better? You're a likely
sort of man and you eou’d live well if
you could only behave yourself and
keep a steady job instead of drinking
bad whisky and keeping yourself be
hind the bars half the time.'
“ ‘Goodness me, boss,’ replied Solo
mon, ‘I makes more money doing this
way. Now, you see, it’s like this. When
I works hard I makes $8 a month and
my board and when 1 gets arrested
the magistrate says to me that it will
be $10 or thirty days. Now, according
to that, how kin I afford to work for
$8 a month when I'm worth $2 more a
month in the jug?’ ”
Brattle Organ, Oldest in America. St. Jonn’s Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, N. H.
The first organ brought to America
Is at Portsmouth in the Episcopal
chapel, on State street.
It is the old Brattle organ, so-called,
made by John Preston of York, Eng
land. in 1709 or 1710, and first set up
in the house of Thomas Brattle, Cam
bridge. Mass., he having imported it.
At the time of importation great
prejudice existed against the use of
musical instruments in religious ser
vices. Nevertheless, the organ was
later installed in King’s chapel, Bos
ton, and (here was used until 1756.
It was then sold to St. Paul’s church
of Newburyport.
Rev. Dr. Burroughs bought the
organ for $450 in 1836, and placed it
in the chapel at Portsmouth, where it
still remains.
In December. 1901, it was taken
apart and sent to Boston to be exhib
ited at the historical musical instru
ment show, which opened Jan. 11,
1902, in Horticultural hall. Before it
was returned it was put in thorough
Magazine Editor’s Sympathy for
Young Man Not Needed.
O. Henry, the story writer, says that
he recently was in the office of a lead
ing magazine when a young fellow
called and asked about two stories
that he had left with the editor a
week before. The stories were return
ed to him and he went away deject
After the man was gone the editor
lemarked: “I feel sorry for that
young man. He came to New York
from New Orleans about a year ago,
and regularly has brought stories to
our office. While the stories possess
some merit, they hardly are good
enough for us to use, and we are com
pelled to return them. I don’t believe
he has made a dollar by his pen, and
yet he hangs on, while I notice his
clothes are becoming shabby and his
face pallid.
A week later Henry encountered the
nme young man in the same maga
cine office. The editor, apparently
worried over the outlook for the aspir
ant to literary fame and profit, was
talking in a fatherly manner. “You
should go back to New Orleans,” he
“But, why?” asked the young man.
“I want to write stories, and some day
I shall write one that you will want.”
"But you can write them just as
well at home and submit them by
mail. By living at home it will cost
you. less to live.”
“Thunder!” exclaimed the young
man. '“What do I care what it costs
me to live? I have an income of $10,
000 a year from my grandfather's es
tate.”—Chicago Record-Herald.
Small Japanese Farms.
Only 14,995,272 acres, or 15.7 per
cent, of the w’hole area of Japan, ex
clusive of Formosa, consists of ara
ble land, and 55 per cent of the agri
cultural families cultivate less than
two acres each; 30 per cent cultivate
two acres or more np to one and one
half cho, or a little less than three
and threequarter acres, leaving 15
per cent of the farmers who cultivate
farms of three and three-quarter acres
or more.—London Engineer.
A Joyous “Send-Off.”
Throwing rice and old shoe? pt a
newly married pair and tying their
trunks with white ribbon was quite
outdone by friends of a couple mar
ried uptow n a few evenings ago, says
the Philadelphia Press. In their drive
to the Broad street station they were
preceded all the way by a farm wagon
on which three hilarious couples blew
horns. A cow bell tied to a string
dangled from the back and dragged
along the solid asphalt paving making
a hideous noise, and fastened to both
sides of the wagon were signs with
six-inch letters which read:
.• • •• •
: Does She Love Him? :
• : Well, I Guess. ;
: They Are Just Married. 1
Fighting the Hereros.
Very discouraging accounts are
reaching Berlin of the difficulties en
countered by the troops operating
against the Hereros. There is no for
age for the horses, food for the men
is very scarce and the ravages of
tyDhoid fever continue.
.—— ..
Lights on Brooklyn Bridge.
There are three lights on the Brooto
lyn bridge which are never seen by
those who have occasion to use the
bridge at night, but those three light*
mean much to the masters of sailing
vessels whose masts approach or ex
ceed the 135 feet between the center
of the span and the water. One of ti e
three is directly In the center of the
span and marks the highest point, the
other two are at each side of the cen
ter light, about 10 feet from the tow*
•rs, and mark the danger limit
Lord Rosebery’s “Good Story."
In a recent English biography «l>
pears an anecdote told In the charac
teristic English manner. The writer
remarks: “Lord Rosebery told a very
good story (for he is always amusing!
about a gentleman who was traveling
in the southern United States. The
visitor was being shaved by a negro
barber and noticed the extreme blunt
ness of the razor.
“ ‘Yes, sir,' said the barber, ‘it la
vury blunt, sar; I was out last night
wid the boys.’ ”
Newspaper Circulation.
A statistician has learned that the
annual aggregation of the circulation
of the papers of the world is estimated
to be 12,000,000,000 copies. To grasp
the Idea of this magnitude we may
state that it would cover no fewer
than 10,450 square miles of surface;
that it is printed on 781,250 tons of
paper; and, further, that if the num
ber (12,000,000,000) represented, in
stead of copies, seconds, would take
more than 333 years for them to
elapse. _
Found at Last.
Hensley, Ark., Dec. 26th.— (Special)
—That a sure cure for Backache would
be a priceless boon to the people, and
especially the women of America, ta
admitted by all interested In medical
matters, and Mrs. Sue Williams of
this place is certain she has lound In
Dodd’s Kidney Pills the long looked
for cure.
‘‘I am 38 years old,” Mrs. William*
says, “and I have suffered with the
Backache very much for three
or four years. I have been treated
by good physicians and got no relief,
but thanks to God, I have found a cure
at last and It is Dodd’s Kidney Pill*
I have taken only one box and It has
done mo more good than all the doc
tors in three or four years. I want
all sufferers from Backache to know
that they can get Dodd’s Kidney Pills
and get well.” #
Backache is one of the first symj>
toms of Kidney Disease. Guard against
Bright’s Disease or Rheumatism by
curing it with Dodd’s Kidney Pills.
To Train Servants.
Hamburg is to have a school for
training servants. It is not intended
to compete with existing schools
which provide training in domestic
science for girls of well-to-do fanik
Every housekeeper should know
that if they will buy Defiance Cold
Water Starch for laundry use they
will save not only time, because it
aever sticks to the iron, but because
each package contains 16 oz.—one full
pound—v\Jiile all other Cold Water
Starches are put up in %-pound pack
ages, and the price is the same. 10
eents. Then again because Defiance
Starch is free from all injurious chem
icals. If your grocer tries to sell you a
12-oz. package it is because he has
& stock on hand which he wishes to
dispose of before he puts in Defiance.
He knows that Defiance Starch has
printed on every package in large let
ters and figures ”16 ozs.” Demand
Defiance and save much time and
money and the annoyance of the iron
sticking. Defiance never sticks.
Purity of the Mind.
You can no more filter your mind
Into purity than you can compress It
into calmness; you must keep it pure
if you have it pure, and throw no
stones into it if you would have it
$100 Reward, $100.
The reader* of this paper will be pleased t<* Tear*
that there Is at least one dreaded disease that s. leoce
has keen able to cure la all tls stages, and that la
Catarrh. Hall'a Catarrh Cure Is the only u-wiitv*
cure now kuown to the medical fraiernliy. Cata-rh
being a constitutional disease, requires a constitu
tional treatment. Hall'a Catarrh Cure Is taken in
ternally. acting directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the
foundation of the disease, and giving the patient
strength by building up the constitution and a.,*l »t
Ing na'ure tn doing Its work. The proprietor* bare
to much faith In Its powers that they otter
One Hundred Dollars for any case that U folks tm
Cure, bend for list of testimonial*,
Address F. J. CHKNEV A CO., Toledo. O.
Bold by all Druggists. 75c.
Take flail's Family Pills for coostlpatlo*.
Cupid is ft sorry leader; after lead
ing people into trouble he leaves them
to fight it out themselves.
A Rare Good Thine.
“Amusing ALLEN'S FOOT-EASE, and
can truly say 1 would not have been without
it so long, had I known the relief it would
give my aching feet. I think it a rare good
thing for anyone having sore or tired feet
Mrs. Matilda Holtwert, Providence, R. L"
Sold by aii Druggists, 25c. Ask to-day.
Statesmen who “also ran” are nat
urally slow to predict a bright futura
for their country.
lu lling. Blind, Bleeding or Pr trading Pi> . \ ,
druggist will refund money If PAW Oli*TRENT
falls to cure you In 6 to 11 days. Me.
The quickest way to beat a woman
in an argument is to 1 sten and say
Piso’s Cure cannot be too highly spoken of w
a cough cure.—J. W. OIUues. 32J Third Ara
X., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 6, lwuu.
It i3 a good deal easier to st'r up
a hornet’s nest than it is to find the
right place to crawl into.
If you don’t get the biggest and best
It's your own fault. Deiianee Starch
is for sale everywhere and there 1©
positively nothing to equal it in qual
ity or quality.
A girl never looks older than she ia.
except when she has her hair done up
in papers.
After a girl has refused him twelva
flmes a superstitious youth will qmv
The roan with a big sign of saint*
hood usually has something to hide
behind it.
The gloomy church la likely to bo
filled with tombstone saints.