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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (April 17, 1913)
0. B. IIALE, Publisher
Tho new nickels nro no easier tq
'got than tho old ones.
Our Idea of the "perfect" gown li
ono that can be wished on
Hasty marriages nro provcrblall)
likely to lead to long repentanco.
Many men tnko their work more
seriously than others do tliolr loaflriR.
Ltpton cannot lift tho cup, but all
truo sports lift their hats to Llpton.
OH busy. Did you over notlco what
hard work It la to keep on doing noth
Iu7 A California scientist says tho sun
Is n magnet. It corlalnly doeo draw
A .lapancHO export has arrived to
Btudy the Now York police. Possibly
for points to avoid.
Adding Insult to Injury Is whore a
man asks for n light and then blows
tho cigar smoko In your faca.
Now a scientist has risen up to say
that cheese causes appendicitis. Uut
Bomo cheese can do worse than that.
Insocts novo ono advantnga In that
many of them mnturo thirty mlnutos
after birth. Soma men nover mature
Disapproval of thn design of th
now nickel Is becoming general. Why
o much funs over a lowly half dime?
The clergyman who said: "Lot your
enemies kiss you," evidently has nev
er felt tho smarting effect of a brick
Now wo know why tho "turkoy trot"
has boon discarded by society. The
danco Is too rough for corsage bou
quets to stand tho shock.
No ono but dentists will worry over
tho statement made by a University
of Chicago professor that tho human
race will some day bo toothless.
King Georgo Is to wear a crown. If
It has an open top doubtless Its uso
will tend to provent baldness, but
there li Utle excuso for It other
Tho burglar who entered .a Los An
geles homo and forgot tho purpose of
his visit long enough- to nld In com
forting a sick baby, Is not beyond re
demption. Tho Minnesota legislator, who It
After a law to make It n felony for a
housewife to "steal" the servant of
another, must have had a good cook
In his family at some tlmo.
Tho profoHBtonnl burglar has quit
wearing gloves to avoid leaving finger
prints. Ho has discovered that a
much easier method Is to wash off the
safe after ho In through with It.
The Indian chiefs of tho west found
nothing else In New York ho Interest
ing as tho buffalo nt the Bronx. Can
It bo that buffalo are scarcer than sky
icrapers In Buffalo Dill's country?
A member of the Albany legislature
has been seized with the brilliant Idea
of taxing city cats. It Is but a 'meas
ure of retribution; for lo, these many
moona city cats have been taxing peo
ple. The butcher classifies his customers
thtt way: Those who never buy beef
steak are poor, those who buy beef
steak twice a week are well to do,
and those who have It oftoner are
One of the writers In the Pittsburgh
Chronicle-Telegraph compares George
(Washington to Honus Wagner; show
ing that Pittsburgh people still have
high regard for the first president.
It has been determined that the
average lifetime of a United -States
$1 stiver certificate Is a trifle more
than a year. We can cite numerous
cases where It hasn't lasted a minute.
The hoboes' union proposes to peti
tion the president for more freedom.
More freedom In what? Chicken
houses, or freight -trains, or simply
emancipation from compulsory baths?
The widow of a New York policy
king signed a check for 130,000 for
a spiritualistic medium at the orders
of her husband's ghost Mighty poor
policy to have the ghost walk In
Some times It does not pay to emu
late great men of tho past. A Vir
ginia youth, while trying a Benjnmln
Franklin experiment In .flying a kite
(through an electrical storm, was in
Substituting tinware for sllverwan
In tho senato restaurant to beat tin
souvenir hunters Is an expressly
commentary on tho disposition toward
larceny "that Is cloaked under th
name of "souvenir lifting."
An Indiana young woman got 125,
JOOO for a broken heart. Broken
hearts are painful things; but, com
nnerclaly speaking, If this rato is to be
taken as their market value, they are
jyery good things to have In one's possession.
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QUARRYING WITH AMMONIA
A hill was blown open and thirty
thousand tons of rock dlHlodged by a
quarry blast, tho other day, on Trap
ralu Law, n dome-shaped mound over
700 feet high, In East lothlan, on the
crtato of Mr. A. J. Hnlfour, M. P. The
work which lias engnged attention for
enmt months, required tho boring of
a mine noarly 100 feet long. Within
a chamber nt tho inner end was In
serted ;i,100 pounds of ammonia grain,
an oxploslvo consisting of ammonium
nltrato and powdered aluminium. The
shot was llred by electricity from a
distance. A largo crowd witnessed
the spectacle The whole of tho front
of tho hill appeared to burst open, yet
thoro was llttlo or no report. Stone
was scattered In comparatively small
quantities, but some of tho boulders
which rolled down tho embankment
weighed from ten to thirty tons. By
ordinary quarrying It would have
taken between six and ooven yenrs to
perform what tho blast accomplished.
WOMAN BATTLES WITH EAGLE
Mrs. John II. Mammons", wlfo of a
well-to-do fnrmor between Mllford and
Ellcndnle, Del., came off victor In n Be
vtro battle with an caglo tio other
afternoon. Mrs. Ilemmens noticed a
largo bird swoop down on ono of her
chickens and frightened It away, fol
lowing which she set a steel trap be
sldo tho body of tho slain fowl. Tho
bird soon returned and commenced
to devour tho chicken, but In walking
nboui tho body stopped Into tho trap.
Mrs. Ilemmens went out to kill tho
bird, thinking It was an ordinary hen
hawk; but, to hor surprise, tho Infu
rlator bird mado toward her with
stinging blows which knocked her
to tho ground. Boforo Bho could re
gain hor feet Bho was severely torn
by tho englo's beak, but managed to
Sho thon secured a long Iron rod
with which, whllo standing at a safo
dlstanco from tho bird, sho was able
to kill It. Tho caglo Is tho first seen
In this section In years, and meas
ures four feet from tip to tip.
BARS 'PERPENDICULAR DRINK'
William Plumer Fowler, tho new
chairman of tho Boston licensing
board, says ho does not Intend to fig
uro as n crank or a tyrant, nor doeB he
wIbIj to hound or harass liquor dealers
who llvo up to tho tormt of tholr
llconBes. But let those who trans
gress beware! Ho Is unnlterably op
posed to tho "perpendicular drink."
-hlch promises to mako his tonuro of
offlco famous. Ho prefers tho man
who sits down tt a tablo and oats with
his liquor to tho man who drinks at
a bar, because he feels that tho "per
pendicular drink" Is tho most vicious
and destructive In tho long run.
MAN'S BR0KENJACK MENDED
Aftor breaking his back, a
patient at Philadelphia, hospital,
Frank Jollne, Ic expected to bo able
to walk again. Two of tho man's
vertebrao woro removed, and nftor the
oporatlon Jollno remained partly
paralyzod; but since thon sensation
and muscular norve centers havo re
sumed their functions, and now the
surgeons say tho patient Boon will bo
ablo to leave his bed. This Is tho
first cbbo of tho kind on record.
Jolln's recovery Is attributed to his
wonderful t-ength and recuperatlvo
SUMMERSAULT IN CATHEDRAL
In a window of tho south trausopt
of Lincoln cathedral, England, Is this
interesting fourteenth century glass
showing Salome dancing heforo Horo
dlas. Tho dancer, with red-gold hair
and red stockinged legs, seemB to bo
turning a summersault or a "cart
,whoel" for tho edification of the king
rf Ji'daea, who stands .at Salome's
TRIED TO RESCUE CADAVERS
A number of Washington firemen
pro recovering from shock sustained
In the blaze in the laboratory of
George Washington university medical
.school in attempting to save a number
pt persons reported overcome by tho
smoko on an upper floor. The fire
men fought their way through tho
flames and the denso smoke and were
''rescuing" the supposed victims whon
It was discovered that they woro
cadavers and that tho roBcuera had
Invaded tho dissecting room of tho
Institution. The damage to tho uni
versity building was Buiall.
INDIAN LEAVER BIG FAMILY
Leaving 189 children to mourn his
loss, John Griffin, a famous Seneca
chief from tho Tonawanda Indian
reservation at Rochester, N, Y., was
asphyxiated the other day. He was
a preacher, and herb doctor. He has
also 350 grandchildren.
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About sixty miles from Conttantine, the ancient Clrta, In Algeria, Is this
remarkable petrified waterfall, the production of the calcareous deposits from
sulphurous and ferruginous mineral springs Issuing from the depths of the
earth at a temperature of 95 degrees Centigrade!. The cascade, still and
silent as It Is, looks for all the world like running water, and, as a matter
of fact, there Is still an abundant flow from the sources which gave It birth.
Centuries have, of course, gone to the making of the deposits, and the springs
were well known to the ancient Romans. Their name, Hammam-Meskhutln,
means "the bath of the damned," In allusion to a legend which says that the
waterfall was petrified when Allah, punishing Impious-people, turned the mem
bers of a tribe Into stone. At night, so the story runs, these stone dwellers
In the remote past come to life and resume their normal shapes.
STEAM A GOOD FERTILIZER
English market gardeners for years
had auch trouble with slugs, cutworms
and other InsectB, that they could
nover bo sure of good crops. Thoy
then hit upon tho plan of Introducing
Iron pipes into the soil of their gar
dens and forcing great quantities of
liot steam through tho pipes. In this
manner tho Bteam killed all these In
sectB, and also tho eggs that were In
tho soil awaiting tlmo for develop
ment Into more crop-destroying In
sects. The experiment worked so well that
scores of such gardeners prepared
plants for steaming tho soil of their
gardens, and as a result, after a few
years of this, It was found that tho
killing of all damaging Insects was by
no means tho only benefit that steam
In other words, steam proved to be
one of the very best of fertilizers. 80
great was tho fertilization of the soil
by them that It was found the usual
amount of fertilizer used would have
to bo diminished, or tho ground would
become altogether too rich for tho
best growing o ftho garden truck.
After considerable experimenting
Investigation it was learned that the
Increased fertilization -was due to the
sterilization which It produced, kill
ing tho phagocytes or protozoa which,
under ordinary circumstances, keep
down the number of bacteria In the
soil whose operations are of such
great benefit in changing organlo
nitrogen Into theneeded plant food.
PLAYED STAGEDJN CEMETERY
A cemetery was the stago employed
recently at Helslngfors, Denmark, to
offor a performanco of a drama writ
ton by Holzar Drockmossen. The per
formance was given at the author's
gravo In commemoration of the an
niversary of his death.
Great Fog Horn
The most dangerous point on the English Channel Is Dungeness, and
consequently there Is maintained there a very powerful fog horn. This It
kept blowing constantly during a fog and can bs heard for many milts out
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MAN HAS FIVE PROFESSIONS
Fred E. Lndd of Brockton, Mass.,
who was admitted to the Massa
chusetts bar, Is tho first shoemaker-physlclan-dentlst-ocullst-lawyer
state. In all except the art of shoe
making, Doctor Ladd has passed ex
aminations conducted by state offi
cials. Forced to go to work when he
was about thirteen, Ladd went Into a
shoo factory. Ho hasn't satisfied an
appetite for knowledge yet Doctor
Ladd Is forty-one years old. Each time
that he has gone before state boards
to take examinations, first as a physi
cian, then as a dentist, later as nn
oculist and recently as lawyer, there
have been many skeptics, but each
time he has won now laurels.
WHERE WHITTINGT0N TURNED
Though much of the story of Dick
Whlttlngton's youth and hla marvelous
rise In London Is admittedly fiction,
tho palace where he "turned again"
and went to the metropolis of which
he was to become lord mayor la
marked by this "Whlttlngton Stone"
near Archway Tavern.
Writer Tells of Trip Through the Beds'
Enjoyed Eating Them Fresh
From the Sea.
Arcachon, France. In tho Casein
d'Arcachon there nro about fifteen hun
dred acres of oystcrbeds. Getting
across to the beds Is short work, either
by sklff-salllng or motorboat, and a
good-hearted boatman will, If you do
no want to wndo, carry you through,
the shallows In no time. There, you1
can handle tho limed tiles and examine
tho tiny oysters, sometimes as many
as two or thrco hundred on one tile, at)
your pleasure, says a wrltor In Counj
try Life. When tho llttlo bivalves are)
n yenr old they nro carefully Bcrapodj
from theso tiles for commcrco and ox-)
portatlon, many of them being brought
to Whltatablo, thero to be fattened and
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Carting the Oysters to Market.
sold as "natives." It la reckoned that
ICG per cent, of tho embryo oysters
never mature. On the beds, both men
jnud women work, but chiefly women,
iraklng in their treasure and making
jprctty pictures, too, with their vivid
(scarlet culottes and bluo aprons, whllo
jStandlng, often knee deep, In the shal
lows. Sorting seems to be done, for
jthe most part, by the elder women,
who, sitting outside their cablnes, sop
4irato with dexterous hands the mature
jfrom those too small still for uso, tho
ifitmnt holnrr nontrnrl fnn anta an4 4tiA
.latter put aside In nets in some shady
Icorner, and ultimately thrown back
on to tho beds for further develop
ment. In Arcachon, the hotel propri
etors may well be profligate in their
supply of oysters, for they are a cheap
luxury; but for real enjoyment, glvo
;me half-a-dozen fresh from their beds,
Scooped from their pearly fluted shells
, y deft hands with a pocket-blade as I
trlde across tho wator in Michel's swift
boat. Theso are
oysters to re-
jmeiuber! Tho whiff of the sea, blow-i
ilng right across from Biscay's bay,
iuncing umurHiu wuvub luiiping
gainst the prow, bluo 'Bkloa above,
blue Boas around.
MOTHER SAVES JEWEL THIEF
How a Kansas City Woman Recov
ered Gems Worth Over $2,000
From Wayward 8on.
Kansas City, Mo. An honest moth
er's Influence over her wayward son
rwas responsible for the return to tho
.owner of moro than $2,000 worth of
dowelry that was stolen recently from
rthe home of Mrs. Edwin Godron of
this city, A young man called at
;Mrs. Godron's homo and told her she
.could recover the jewels if sho would
'agree not to prosecute him, would
ipay him the reward of $100 she had
offered, and would follow his direc
tions. Five minutes later sho was
,walklng along Benton boulevard, near
fcer home, as the young man had di
rected. Suddenly she was accosted by
U well dressed 'woman, who said:
5"Don't ask any questions," as she
landed Mrs. Godron a box containing
"Here's your diamonds," the woman
added, "all but two rings. I could
.'not get them. My brother is not a
,thlef. We are not people who wear
diamonds. Brother came home drunk
.one morning wearing a diamond stud.
'Mother went through his clothes and
found the rest of the things. -It al
jmost broke her heart She's a good
. Mrs. Godron then handed the worn
;an the reward. The two missing dla
jmonds we're valued at 1G0. The total
value of the jewelry was $2,300. .
NAPOLEON KIN IS A LABORER
.Grandmother Matron of Hospital al
St. Helena When "Little Cor
Los Angeles, Cal. Search, by the
Crittenden Memorial society of San
Francisco for a reputed grandson ol
Napoleon Bonaparte ended in a Los
iAngolos lumber yard. William Gor
don, a worklngman, Is the person
; William Gordon is a son of tho lato
John Gordon, a San Francisco jeweler,
(who, according to the, Crittenden soci
ety, was unquestionably a Bon of tho
5'Llttle Corporal." The remains of John
Gordon' rest In a cemetery near the
William Gordon Is sixty-three years
of age. Ho says his father was not
born on tho Island of St. Helena, as
has, been asserted, hut near Edln-.
bufgb, Scotland, November 11, 1818.
John Gordon's mother was 'a Scotch
,woman matron of the hospital at St.
Helena whon Napoleon arrived thoro
on the Bellerophon rand he was given
his mother's name.
John Gordon marrlod Amolla Jones,
'a Welsh woman, In London In 1845,
land they came to America, settling la
New London, Conn., where William.
vu born in 1847.
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Canton of Zug Was Where Swis
Won First Fight.
Services Are Held Here Every Year
to Recall How Small Body of Men
' Vanquished Austrian Army
Zug, Switzerland. The canton ol
ug Is the smallest undivided canton
of Switzerland, both as to area and
population. The canton has-- ninety
two square miles and from that must
bo deducted tho ten squaro miles oc
cupied by the cantonal share of Lake
Zug and something oyer two squaro
miles for the Lake of Aegert. It was
on tho shoro of Lake Acgcrl that tho
Swiss won tho famous buttlo of Mor
gurten In 1315. This was the first
victory achieved In tho struggle for
freedom, and each year tho Swiss
people hold services on Its anniver
sary to recall how a small body of
undisciplined mountaineers, nrmed
with axes and pitchforks, vanquished
an Austrian army of 20,000 under
Archduke Leopold. The flower of the
German chivalry of that day was an
nihilated a spectacle that proved
prophetlo of the passing of knight
hood. Zug, the capital, Is a picturesque
llttlo town at the northeast corner of
the lake and at tho foot of tho Zu
gerburg that rises to a height of 3,255
feet. The population Is less than
sevon thousand. The lako shore haa
been embanked, and forms a prom
enade from which visitors enjoy views
of tho snowy peaks of the Berncso
Oberland and of tho Rlgl and Pilatus.
In 1887 part of the lako shore slipped
The country about Zug Is rich In
legends and folklore. Altdorf and
Lake Lucerne figure In the stories of
the exploits of William Tell. I had
hoped to obtain evidences of his famil
iarity with the immediate vicinity of
In the Canton of Zug.
Zug; Instead" nearly all reliable au
thorities assert that he lived only in
legend, says a correspondent. The,
story of shooting the apple from his
son's head la told in verse and sober)
prose, but It Is shown that at least
six similar episodes have been dlscov-t
ered In the mythical history or bal
lads of Teutonlo nations. Denmark,,
Iceland, Holsteln, England, the Rhine'
country and Norway each has its WU
Ham Tell under another name, butj
possessing the essential points of re-,
semblance. In fact, according to thej
International Encyclopedia, the main;
features of the legend are common toj
all Aryan peoples. It is found in the'
Icelandic Thldreksaga, in old, English)
ballads and In Persian poetry! These,
all tell of a master marksman and of
a tyrant who compels him to put faith;
In bis skill against the natural In-'
Btlncts of a father.
RULES THAT WIN WOMEN JOBS
Martha Parsons, Most Successful In
Connecticut Business Life, Telia
What Brings Promotion.
New Britain, Conn. "Don't fall to
be punctual, be pleasant to your su-,
porlors, to those under you, and to,
those with whom you associate, and,'
above all, work, work hard, and work
without a thought of yourself."
This Is the advice to young women
in buBlnesB given by MIsb Martha A.
Parsons, tho most successful busi
ness woman in Connecticut, who has.
boon elected secretary of Land-,
ers, Frary & Clark, a $2,000,000 cor
poration, and of Charles Forschmer
& Sons, a $25,000 concern. In the for
mer position she succeeds George M.
'Landers, grandson of thn founder of
,tho business, and at prep ant the pres
ident pro tern, of the Connecticut sen
ate. "It's tho only mothod I followed In
tho 25 yearB I have been In the office,
.starting as stenographer and rising
slowly to prlvato secretary to tho pres
ident, and now to the secretaryship,"
Miss Parsons' own code of buslnesa
piles 1b headed by the motto, "Be on
,tlme." Next in Importance, in her
'opinion, is: Attend to business dur
ing offlco hours; get your plaasurs
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