McCook weekly tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 188?-1886, May 08, 1884, Image 3

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' 'You need a little exercise , ' '
The village doctor said ;
4'And you-will seek , If you arc wise ,
Some other spot than bed
6omo sport whore you must use your eyes
And eke your drowsy head.
So forthwith then the sluggard went
And Joined a base ball club ;
4 'For I , ' ' quoth he , ' 'will bo content
To earn my daily grub
By means of frolic innocent ,
Instead of toilsome drub. "
Ho struck a stately attitude.
Upon the broad homo base ;
He seized a bat , and , as he Uood ,
A stmlo shone on his face ;
For then he thought ho really would
Give those bold boys a chasea
The pitcher drew his right arm back
And let the hard ball fly ;
The sluggard aimed at It a whack ,
When lo , a pressing cry I
For that ball hit. wlthgrewsome crack ,
His wildly rolling eye.
'He prostrate fell ; then , with a bound ,
He sprang Into the air ;
He flung the pitcher to the ground ,
He tore his waving hair ,
And while each other they did pound
Confusion wild reigned there.
The row was quelled ; the sluggard rose
And soon suppressed his sighs ;
A crimson color stained his nose ,
In mourning were his eyes.
4'I've had , " ho says , as home he goes ,
"Enough of exercise. "
[ Krys , in N. Y. Journal.
JL Lecture by Rev. Dr" L. TYintuer lu the
Temple Beth Blohim.
/ Dr. L. Wintner lectured recently in
Brooklyn on "The Resurrection. " "
The lecturer commenced by saying
that the word resurrection in the usual
sense meant a rising from the dead
and a resumption of life. What was
itP Many people of antiquity behoved
in it , especially the Egyptians , the
Hindoos and the Parsees. Among the
ancient Hebrews the idea hardly ever
took a definite shape. According to
some it was received by Judaism from
Zoroaster , and was therefore of heathen
origin. The doctrine of the immortal
ity of the soul , said Dr. Wintner , was
not to be confounded with that of the
resurrection. The latter was irra
tional ; the former meant the continued
existence of the soul long af ler the
body had perished and mingled with
the world of matter. Such a doctrine
was not irrational. The 'resurrection
from the dead , in a literal sense , had
become a dogma of Christianity. The
Hebrew equivalent of the word resur
rection meant "reviving of the dead , "
but ifc was merely a figurative expres
sion. Such passages as "Thou shalt
come to thy father in peace" "I am
He who killeth and reviveth , " the
preacher asserted , were figurative. In
Daniel it'was written , "Many of those
who sleep in death shall awake ; " and
in Hosea. "From the power of the
grave I shall redeem thee ; " in Job ,
"I know that my Redeemer liveth. "
None of these passages , however , ex
pressed directly that a dead body shall
rise. The Sadducees rejected the
resurrection idea. Other Hdbrew
sects adopt it. The doctrine was dis
cussed in all its aspects in the Talmud.
Many of the Jewish teachers doubted it
or denied it entirely. One rabbi who
believed in it on being asked by a
Roman how it was that a dead body
rendered to dust could come to life
again answered , "Did not God create
the world out of nothing ? " Another
on being asked the same question said ,
"That which was not came into exist
ence , and why not that which has lived
already ? " The doctrine it appeared ,
therefore , was not settled ; it had to be
defended in many peculiar and doubt
ful ways. The question among others
connected with the subject had been
asked where the resurrection would
take place. One rabbi in the third
century held that it would be in Pales
tine. This provoked strong opposition.
So another rabbi held that all the dead
outside of Palestine would have to make
their way underground to that land.
Another teacher held that the particu
lar place where the dead would rise was
the Mount of Olives. These specula
tions showed how untenable was the
idea of bodily resurrection. The re
V surrection , therefore , among the
Hebrews , was not a fixed fact. Some
believed in it ; others did not. It was ,
however , the fundamental idea of
Christianity , deprived of whicn it would
fall tcj the ground. The Hebrew teach
ers in the Middle Ages believed in it.
Modern Judaism rejected it as an
tagonistic to human reason , science of
and the laws of nature. Science
showed that what is dead is dead , and
that after death its substance is again
united with the various parts of matter
in the physical world ; that the dead
man can never rise again. The mod a
ern Hebrews , therefore , were not in
conflict with the teachings of natural
science. They believed , however , that
the soul will continue to live. They
would not tolerate what they could not
believe. They believed in God , in rev
elation and in the immortality of the a
soul. - They did not connect the idea of
resurrection with the Passover. That
festival to the modern Jew was the fes
tival of liberty , corresponding to the
American Fourth of July.
Where Did Life Begin !
O.H. BcrlbLerln Popular Bctonco Monthly tor Mar-
Eegarding the earth , then , as at one
. time an intensely hot globe , totally
destitute of organic life , ' one of the
principle and indispensable conditions
of rendering it habitable for plants and
animals evidently would be the radia
tion into space of its excessive and de
structive heat. The accomplishment
of this , with the train of concurrent
effects which would follow , or at least
ever have followed the gradual reduc ly
tion of temperature , is all that would
be necessary to render the earth a suit
able place for the maintenance of vege
table and animal life. At any rate this
is precisely what has taken place since
the commencement of tthe Azoic age ,
and is' still taking place on parts of the
earth's surfr'aco to-day , visible and
obvious to any bbserver.
Oar inquiry , therefore , is reduced to
this question : What p rt or parts of
the earth's surface first became suffi
ciently cooled by radiation to be habit
able by plants * and animals ?
A supposed case may hel | ) us in
reaching a correct answer Ao this ques
tion. Let us assume , then , the earth ,
at the time it was a molten mass , hac
been and Was revolving in an orbit so
near the sun that the amount of heat it
would have been receivingfrom the sun
would have just equalized the amount
of heat it was losing by radiation. Un
der these conditions it would- have
cooled as the sun cooled neither fast
er nor slower. This helps us to un
derstand that the heat received from
% the sun is , and over has been , an offset
'so far as it goes , to the heat lost iron
the earth by radiation. A statement
of the loss of heat from the earth dur
ing any definite time may be formu
lated in this way : From the heat lost
from the earth by radiation during a
given period , subtract the heatreceivec
by the earth from the sun-during the
same period , and the remainder will bo
the earth's net or actual loss of heat
Sidereal heat received by the earth being -
ing Infinitesimal in comparison , is no
here taken into the calculation. Bui
were it moie considerable , it would nol
bo important in this connection , for il
falls on all parts of the earth about
It is evident from the present con-
ditkm of the earth's surface , that at
the time it was a molten mass , and foi
a long time thereafter , it radiated heal
into space much more rapidly than it
received heat from the sun ; but never
theless the heat of the sun is , and al
ways has been , offsetting the loss of
heat from the earth by radia
tion to the ' full extent of the
heat which the earth had been receiv
ing from the sun during the time.
But this sun heat , this offset to radi
ation , has not been received by all
parts of the earCh equally. The equa
torial , or torrid zone , has / always re
ceived the most per square foot , or in
proportion to its area. The two inter
mediate , or temperate zones , have re ;
ceived the next largest amount per
square foot , or in proportion to their
area , while the polar or frigid zones
have received the least per square foot ,
or in proportion to their area. If the
amount of sun heat received at the
equator be rated at 1,000 , then , upon
the same basis , the average sun heat
throughout the torrid zone should be
rated at 975 , the average sun heat
.hroughout . the temperate zones at 757 ,
and the average sun heat throughout the
frigid zones at 451or less than one-
half that'of the torrid , and less than
; wo-thirds that of the temperate zones.
We speak here , and shall hereafter , of
, he geographical zones of the earth for
the sake of convenience.
The greatest amount of heat received
from the sun and offsetting radiation
rom the earth , other things being
iqual , is , of course , as we have seen at
he equator , and less and less every de
gree north and south of this line to the
poles. If , then , the frigid zones have
been during all this time receiving the
"east heat from the sun the least offset
o their own loss of heat by radiation
does it not follow that they were the
first parts of the earth sufficiently
cooled to maintaia vegetable and ani
mal life ? The inference seems inevi
How the Great Composer Was Induced to
Perform for a Stranger.
From H. tt. Hnwlels's " Musical IJfe. "
We had again reached the upper
terrace , where the abbate's midday re
past was being laid out by his valet.
It was a charming situation for lunch ,
commanding that wide and magnifi
cent prospect to which I have alluded ;
but autumn was faradvancedthere | was
a fresh breeze , and the table was or
dered indoors. Meanwhile , Liszt * lay
ing his hand upon my arm , we passed
through the library opening into his
bedroom and thence to a little sitting-
room ( the same which commanded
that view of the Campagna. ) Here
stood his grand Erard piano. "As we
were talking of bells , " he said , "I
should like to show vou an 'Angelus , '
which I have just written , " and , open
ing the piano , he sat down. This was
the moment which I had so often and
so vainly longed for. When I left En
gland it seemed to me as impossible
that Ishould'ever _ hear Liszt _ play as
that I should ever see Mendelssohn ,
who has been in his grave thirty-three "
years. How few of the present gener
ation have had this privilege ! At
Bayreuth I had hoped , but no opportu
nity offered itself , and it is well known
that Liszt can hardly ever be prevailed
upon to open the piano in the presence
"You know , " said Liszt , turning to
me , "they ring the 'Angelus' in Italy
carelessly ; the bells swing irregularly ,
and leave off , and the cadences are
often broken up thus ; " and ho began as
little swaying passage in the treble
like bells tossing high up in the even
ing air. It ceased , but so softly that
the half bar of silence made itself felt , to
and the listening ear still carried the
broken rhythm through the pause.
The abbate himself-'seemed to fall into
dream ; his fingers fell again lightly
on the keys , and the bells went on ,
leaving off in the middle of a phrase. ,
Then rose from the bass the song ; of
the Angelus , or rather is seemed like
the vague emotion of one who , when he
passes , hears in the ruins of some way
side cloister the ghosts of old monks
hamming their drowsy melodies , as the
sun goes down rapidly and the purple
shadows of Italy steal over the land
out of the orange west ! We sat mo
tionless the disciple on one side , Ion ,
the other.
Death of a Famous Duelist.
Ccntreyille CMd. ) Record. ' -
Dr. Robert Wright , whoso'death was
announced yesterday , came of a fami }
that had a marked propensity for tl
dueling , and many anecdotes are told tl
concerning those of his relatives who tl
became involved in affairs of honor. tl
Robert Wright , who was governor of tidi
this state in 1806 , fought u duel with di
Gen. Lloyd , the former being shot in I
the wrist , Which ended the matter
Robert , a son of the governor , fough
with Alexander Stuurt , and was sno
in the shoulder. Gustavus lought with
Benjamin Nicholson. They both ex
pected to be killed , and it is marvelous
how they escaped death , when eacl
had two shots and were only stationec
six to eight feet apart. At the first
shot Nicholson was shot in the hand ,
and at the second in the side. The
wound being considered mortal , ended
the matter. Nicholson , as bravo a man
as ever lived , recovered , and was aide
to Gen. Z. Pike , and with Pike and
his whole command was blown up
and killed at Little York , now callec
Toronto , Canada , in the year 1812. Mr.
Wright also had a duel with Capt. Wat
son , whom he killed. Clinton had
duel with Lieutenant Jarman ; they hac
two shots. At the second shot Wright
was wounded in the arm. Ho after
ward fought a duel with Major Hook.
Wright was shot down at the first shot ,
andheing unable to stand , proposed to
Hook to lie side * by side and .take an
other shot. To this both Hook and his
second obiected , and very properly ,
but said if they could make Wrighi
stand they would give him another
exchange of shots. Wright put his
hand in his hip pocket , and drawing
out an old bandana handkerchief , gave
it to his second , telling him to pass il
under his arms and draw him up to the
limb of a small tree near by. This
being done , they had another exchange
pf shots , when Hook received what was
sup posed to be a mortal wound. But
bbth ho and Wrightrecovered. Henry
II. Platt ( who married one of the
Wright's ) had a duel with William
Elbert. He shot a bunch of .keys oul
of Elb'ert's pantaloons pocket , and
both being thereby satisfied , kissed and
made up. They afterwards became
and continued fast friends. Another
one of the family was on the eve of a
duel with Cadet Lindsey , of Philadel
phia , when a timely apology from
Lindsey , put a stop to it.
A Michigan girl , at one sitting , ate
two pounds of limburger cheese. Leap
year will do that maiden no particular
wood unless the young man has a "ci > ld
in his head. " [ New xork Graphic.
"What shall we do with our old
clothes ? " asks a rural editor. Better
keep them on till the weather moderates -
ates , and then if you can got along
without ihem let your wife trade them
off for plaster of paris gods. [ Bis
marck Tribune.
There is no political alchemy by
which you can get golden conduct out
of leaden instincts. [ Herbert Spencer.
Herbert is trying to hit at the plumb
ers ; but they will never comprehend
bis evolution , " language. [ New Or
leans Picayune.
"Something must bo done to reduce
the taxes gn the poor man , " wrote a
country editor , and the next week he
received a communication reading :
"That's it , old fellow ; keep up the fight
tor three-cent beers. [ Philadelphia
If a man wants 'peace to reign in the
household he should count ten before
speaking at times when he feels as if
ais clothes don't fit him. And on days
when the kitchen stove doesn't draw he
should count 480. [ Middleton Tran
Let the hairy-headed citizen display
his charms and speak with sneers and
ridicule of his less favored brother , but
let him remember meanwhile that the
proud emblem of our glorious country
is.a . bald-headed eagle. [ Boston Globe.
It's a pretty difficult thing for a high-
school girl to think of something to say
when she goes to write a composition" ,
but as soon as she gets out of school
and while on the way home she can say
a whole newspaper full without think
ing. [ N. Y. Dial.
A Cincinnati reporter is teaching a f
Sunday school class. As a Cincinnati
man is liable to be killed in a riot at
any moment , the journalistic foresight
of this young man is not so surprising
as it might be in some other localities.
Louisville Courier-Journal.
"Oh " said Mrs. Parvenu
, yes , , talk
ing about music at Mrs. Suddenriches' t
reception , "I just dote on them sympa
thy concerts , and my husband insists on
our prescribing for "tho whole series.
Ain't them Beethoven rapsodies real
elegant ? " [ Baltimore Day.
Not long ago an advocate of female
suffrage was asked : "How would you
like ] to have your wife running for office
against you ? " and the reply was :
"Nothing would suit me better. The
family couldn't ask a softer thing than
that. " [ Salt Lake Tribune.
Retarding Old -Apre.
The most rational treatment with a
view to retard old age is , in the first
place , to endeavor as" far as possible to
counteract the excessive action of at
mospheric oxygen ; secondly , to re
tard the deposit of ossific matter and
far as possible to dissolve partially
brmed calcareous concretions. Dis
tilled water and diluted phosphoric
acid are believed by Mr. do Lacy Evans
have the desired effect. When con
sidering their special action we cannot
but fully coincide with him as to their
efficacy in retarding old age by their
combined chemical action. Now dis
tilled water alone has a powerful ac-
ion owing to its solvent 'properties ,
thereby dissolving and excreting the
excess ot earthly salts which otherwise
would become blocked up in the sys
tem , gradually storing up these blocka
ges which in time causes'pld age. The
solvent properties of distilled water do
are so great per ee that on distillation
n vessels it actually dissolves sen ill
particles of them. Now the generali-
ies of waters contain more or less car
bonate of lime , and are to be avoided , n
especially those from chalky sods ,
tending , as they do , to produce cal
careous ! deposits. The action of dis
tilled water as a beverage is briefly as
bllows : First , its absorption into the
Iood is rapid ; second , it keeps soluble
those salts already existing in the blood ,
thereby preventing their undue deposit ;
third , it facilitates in a marked degree
their elimination by means of excre
tion. After middle life a daily use of
distilled water is highly beneficial to ,
those desirous , cf retarding old age.
Bow the Popular Tar i > Made flrat to
Bounce and Then Not to Benne *
Too Much. *
New York Bun.
In all the toy , game and sporting
goods stores the now supply of balh
for the game of base ball has been lair
in , and the balls , lying in pasteboarc
compartments and rolled up in tinfoil ,
or having their coverings colored rec
or blue , are as pretty as many Easter
eggs. . The first-class regulation ball
for this year is not different from that
in UEO las ; year. It costs $1.50 , and
sells at wholesale at the rate of $15 i
dozen. It weighs about five ounces ,
and when , thrown on a board floor
sounds like a young paving stone. It
is just as solid and as heavy as a turnip
of the same size , and , though it is per
fectly round stad smooth , and the
stitches are almost oven with the
leather , it stings the uncallonsed hand
of its catcher as if it were red hot or
covered prickers. "
Base balls are dear because they are
made by hand , and they are made by
hand becausg they must be wound
tightly , carefully and evenly. The
basis of each one is a little lump of
Para rubber , rouni and weighing an
ounce. Wound varound this in every
direction , is worfted yarn. In some
balls , after a thick layer of yarn is
wound on it , the ball is dipped : in rub
ber , then more yarn is woundon ; then
it is dipped again , and finally yetmore
is wound on , and then the cover is fit
ted over it. One ball affected by many
professionals has a thin skin of con
crete midway between the cover and
the rubber. Girls make all the balls.
The process is something like that of
making certain mixed drinks , wherein
the bar-tender puts in lemon to make
it sour and sugar to make
it sweet. Players want what is
called - a dead ball , that is , one
J that ; wont bounce much. A stone will
bounce more than a base ball ought to.
So ths rubber is put in to make it
bounce just a little , and the yarn is
woilnd tight ana concrete is added to
stop it bouncing at all. Thus the
happy medium is reached. Sometimes
moulded vulcanized rubber is us'ed.
The best balls are covered with
horseskin because it ig strong and
tough. ( Many of these are sewed with
catgut . , but in damp weather the catgut
loosens , and therefore at such times
those balls are used which are stitched
with flax.
Professionals have agreed upon the
best . form of boll and Jiave ruled that
ifc shall.accord with these specifications :
The ball must weigh not less than
five nor more than five and one quar
ter ounces avoirdupois. It must measure
tin not less than nine nor more than
nine and one quarter inches in circum
ference. It must bo composed of
woolen yarn , and shall not contain
more than ono ounce of vulcanized
rubber in mould form and shall be
covered with leather.
Base balls can bo purchased for 5 ,
10,20,25 and 50 cents. Many of these
are machine made. They are stuffed
with odds and ends of leather , wound
up with cord , pressed- into shape and
covered with common leather. The
second time one is hit with a bat it as
sumes the shape of an egg. A little
later it still resembles an egg one
that has been hit with a club.
Contagiousness of Diptheriu.
Dr. Footo'a Health Monthly.
A physician residing in Hanover , Nt
H. , communicates some facts to the
Medical Record' , illustrating the con
tagiousness of diptheria , which are of
great importance , for it is becoming
every day more apparent that diptheria
isn ono of those diseases which can be
more easily prevented than cured , and
which xnig'ht be banished entirely if
Yif could more nearly approach to per
fect sanitation. From the article re
ferred to , we learn that the disease
started in Royalton , Vt. , in a child who
was carried to that town and died
there. Its mother took the disease and
recovered. The doctor who attended
it took the disease , and his- youngest
also. The clyld was cared for in a
neighbor's family , and there another
> ab y took diphtheria and died. The
doctor's baby was then passed on to
another family where a young woman
took care of it and caught the
disease. The young woman went
home , and he mother and one of her
jrothers were taken. Meanwhile , the
doctor's baby still tenderly cared for by
neighbors , found its way into a family
where there were three children , a boy
of eighteen , a girl of sixteen , and a boy
of eight. These three children died of
diphtheria soon after the arrival of the
Daby. The doctor traces several other
cases of those who caught the disease
rom one little sick child.
The moral to b'e drawn from this is
not that the child should have been put
ate a pest-house , but that it should not
iave been sent for care into the homes
where other children likely to take
the disease. If one has a good thing 1
everybody is glad to have him pass it 1ai aie
around , but in cases of diphtheria it
lad better be kept at home and cared
br under such sanitary arrangements
that there will be the least possible
danger of spreading ifc.
Following the American Custom.
Norwich. Conn. , Bulletin.
A Chinese laundryman called in at a
Norwich grocery store a day or two
ago and asked for permission to ride to
he West Side on the grocer's wagon.
Che grocer expressed his willingness to
so slight a favor for him and as c
sured him he was welcome to the ride. S
Che beaming face of the Chinaman
showed a hearty acknowledgment of
he favor , while his tongue rattled out
pigeon English : "Blink ? . Blink ? "
Che grocer could not interpret the salu-
ation , and witnessing his confusion the
aundryman said"Bliukee whiskee ? "
Che grocer then realized that the grate-
ul.Chinaman , in the generosity of his
icart , wished to treat in recognition of
he kindness , after the most approved
American fashion. When he declined
vith thanks a broad grin spread itself
upon that Oriental countenance and
kJohn" said : " "Skusee ! Skusee ! I
inks all Melican man blinkee whiskee. , on
But no knowee. " a
Sold Low for cash , or on easy payments or
rented until the rent pays * ! . r the organ.-
M. A. SPALDINC , Agent ,
Kanch on Red Willow , Thornburg , Hayes
County , Neb. Cattle branded "J. M. " on
leftside. Young.cattle branded same as
above , also * * J. " on left jaw. tinder-slope
right ear. Horses branded "E" on left
shoulder. . _
FOB SAJLE. My range f 1,000 acres of
deeded land in one body , including the
Black and Byfield hay lands ; timber and
water with two good farm houses and other
Improvements. Convenient to No. 1 school
privileges. Situated in the Republican val-
tey west o Bed Willow creek. Cull on or
address J. F. BLiACK.
Indianola , Neb.
Stock brand circle on left shoulder ; also
lewlap and a crop and under half crop on
eft ear , and a crop and under bit in the
right. Ranoh on the Republican. Post-
office , Max , Dundy county , Nebraska.
0 born , Neb. Hange : Red Willow creek ,
n southwest corner of Frontier county , cat
tle branded " 0 L 0' ' on right side. Also ,
an over crop on right ear and under crop on
eft. Horses branded " 8" on right shoulder.
Indianola , Neb. Range : Republican Val-
ey , east of Dry Crepk , and near head of
Spring Creek , in Chase county ,
vice President and Superintendent
JfcCook , Neb. , Ranch 4 miles southeast ,
Republican river. Stock branded with
bar and lazy (3 ( on left hip fl
Ranch , Spring Canyon on the Frenchman
River , in Chase county , Neb. Stock branded
as above ; also " 717" on left side ; "O.L. "
on left hip ; " 1" on right hip and "L."on
right shoulder ; "L. " on left -shoulder and
"X. on left jaw. Half under-crop left
ear , and square-crop right ear.
Range : Republican Valley , four miles
west of Culbertson , south side of Republi
can. Stock branded " 161" and " 7-L. "
P. O. Address , Culbertson , Neb.
Ranch 2 miles north of McCook. Stock
branded on left hip , and a fewdoublecross
es on left side. 0. D. EROANBRACK.
P. O. Address , Carrico , Hayes county.
Nebraska. Range , Red Willow , above Car
rico. Stock branded as above. Alao run the
lazy brand.
Ranch 4 miles southwest of McCook , on the
Driftwood. Stock branded "AJ" on the
left hip. P. O. address , McCook , Neb.
McCook. Neb. , range ; lied Willow creek ,
in.-outhwestc rner of Frontier county. Also
E. P. brand on right hip and side and swal
low-fork In rightear. Horses branded E. P *
on right hip. A few branded ' 'A' ' on right
_ ,
Anti-Bilious and Dyspeptic Oore.