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About Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 25, 1879)
PLATTSMOl'TII, DEC. 25. 1871.
e; roil Free I'ltu.
Six months ago n colored man liv
ing on ludiana street gave a white man
living on Third street his note of hand
for $20, due in six months. A wni.e
inan living on Beaubien street indor.-ed
it, and (lie holder soon sold it to
man living on Twenty-fourth street.
The note fell due last Saturday ami
was in the hands of a widow, who-e
husband died four weeks ago. In
tracing up the note it was found that
the maker, the indorser, aud the two
men who had held it were all dead,
though every one was in good health
when the note was made. Learning
of this 6tnte of affairs, the widow
made no effort to collect payment, but
tore the note in pieces, fearful that
some bad luck might come to hor.
An improvement in silvering mir
rors, by which excellent results are
obtained, and which at the same time
spares the workman the danger of the
exposure to the effect of mercurial va
pois, wiys the Scientific American, has
jnt been accorded a price of 2,500
francs by the French Academy. The
inventor is M. Lenoir, and his proce
dure is substantially as follows : The
glass in first silvered" by means of tar
taric arid and ammoniacal nitrate of
double cyanide of mercury and potas
sium. When, the mecurial solution has
spre.id uniformly over the surface, fine
zinc, dust is powdered over it, which
promptly reduces the quicksilver, and
i enu.ss it to form a white and bril-ij-'i.i
"ilver amalgam, adhering strong
ly i the glass, and which is affirmed
to Si; irifi l'roin the yellowish tint of
ordintry silvered glass, and not. easily
Hlleeted'by sulphurous emanations.
A Dog's Joke o:i His Master.
Palmyra (Wis.) Eoterrfrise.
A gnutlemnii connected with the U.
S. Lake Survey in this city was en
gaged one day on the kirt of a wood
in Indiana. Near him. sleeping lazily
in the sun. lay his faithful dog. Tiger.
Thinking to have sou e fun with the
dog. he gave a shout and a jump into
the thicket as itall the game ever pro
tected by game laws fnm marauding
tin ter was dashing through the bush
es, as he expected. Tit r came hound
ing and barking to the fray, and soon
delected the tri-k that was played up
on him, sneaked back to his lair, aud
laid down aifain. The Surveyor re
unified Ins "duties, and was hard to
work for two or throe hours, when, all
nt once, the dog rose from his sleep,
set his ears and eyes in the direction
of the woods, gave a bark, and made a
rush for the former depths. The Sur
veyor followed the noble brute to a
lrie..up which he was sending canine
ongritulations to the prey : but when
he Surveyor came, and bogs' n anx
ously to scan the boughs for the hid
ing game, Tiger gave a sali-fied "ah
wooh!" betowed a glance, of con
tempt at the Surveyor, and, striding a
dignified gait, stalked back to his
couch with the appearance of a dog
that had squared up all accounts with
the Lake Survey, and had left nothing
due on either side.
A Pica for Smoking" husband.
A lady w ites as follows to a western
newspaper: "Make a home a home.
and make it one in every sense of the'
word. .My husband isa great smoket
he loves to play cards, dominoes and
chess; he is at liberty to smoke in any;
room in the house, and I am always
ready and willing to join him in any!
of the different games. I endeavor to
be not only a helpmate, but a compan
ion to him. and the result has been
that I have and enjov his society I
rauuot understand why women will
i tin the risk of losing their husband's
sueiely and love merely for the sake of
gratifying an overlatidious taste. D
they do not like tobacco did they ob ;
ject to his using it in the days of court
ship? And if they objected then and
failed why did they marry? If men
will not give up such habits at the so
licitation of their sweethearts, it is
not likely they will Im; persuaded out
of them by their wives; therefore I
think it unwise for a woman to risk'
her happiness by quarreling with her
liiuband over a fault, theexistence and!
extent of which she knew and perfect-;
ly understood be to re she took upon1
herself the duties ot a wife."
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bv E. (. Dove & Son. 37l6
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Relations of Flowers and
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"PINAFORE" Bran Is.,
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For some vears past since the pub
lication of Darwin's researches we1
have been accustomed to look on the j
forms, colors, perfumes, and nectar- :
like secretions of flowers as so manv
adaptations and contrivances to secure i
the visits of insects, and the consequent
fertilization of the flower. Recently j
however, an observer lias been found!
who is bold enough to challenge these
opinions of Darwin, Deljuuo, Mueller, I
Lubbock, and others. M. Gaston !
Bonnier, after having observed during j
the last seven years some 00 plains j
in various parts of Europe, conies to
the following conclusions, the details j
unoii which he founds them bcinr i
'given in recent numbers of the Anuales ;
jdes Sciences Nattirellcsand of the Bui- i
jletin of the Botanical Society of I
France : !
The development of colors in i
flowers has no relation to the develop- i
ment of nectar. In closely allied spe- !
cies of the same genus, the most con- :
spieuous flowers are not those which;
are most visited by insects.
"2. In dioecsous flowers provided i
with nectar the insects do not visit j
first the male and afterwards the fe-!
"3. Bees become accustomed to
colors, but as much so to those which
are iueou-piouous as to loose which
are bnlliaiii. For the. same- weight!
of honey a green surface is as freely:
visited as u green surface with a back- i
ground of red. I
"1. The development of fep.ts and
stripes on the corolla has no relation I
to tlie production of nectar." i
M. Bonnier, w ho has studied the : u-rm4intoipn.Wonl, Canvas, lard Board
anatomy aui opposition oi me nectar
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secreting organs in a great number of
pl.inis, points out thai these accumu-:
iaiions ot saccharine material occur
usually in parts of the plant where!
development is going on actively; a j
:u young leaves or young ovaries. ;
Whcu the emission of liquid ceases,'
the sacciuu ine matters contained in the 1
ueciar.e.s ivliirn into the plant, aud
are probably ited up by the nei
boring parts in the course of this de
velopment. In tact, the nectaries,!
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they excrete liquid or not, act as res- i
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