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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 10, 1900)
Japanese Tori T5hat Has Be
come Our temporary
Japan will have almost local interest
lor us until the Chinese troubles are
ended , and the one place In Japan the
name of which will be In the newspa
pers the oftenest will be Nagasaki
Nagasaki the Beautiful , and one of the
greatest coaling stations In the Orient
In entering Nagasaki harbor from
the Japan sea the first attractive object
that catches the eye is the famous Pa-
penberg Island at the mouth of the
channel. It is 500 feet high , and Is cov
ered with thick foliage , except at the
cliff , the face of which Is of ragged rock
falling sheer to sea. It was at this
point that , about-l,000xyears-ago 4,2,000 ,
Christian worshipers wee tossed
exceptions that they are hardly to be
The town and harbor are nestled at
the head of a short inlet of the sea ,
surrounded by the gaudy colored hills
and mountains * It appeared like an
Ideal haven of rest when the Sumner
dropped anchor within 500 feet of the
shore. The architecture Is excellent ,
and picturesque uniformly , just as we
see it illustrated on the Japanese fans
and artistic views that are sold In the
Nagasaki has the deserved reputa
tion of being the fastest coaling sta
tion In the world. Men and women
. together-lnwpassing handbaskets >
of coal from one to another in a long
IJU5TORIC PAPtNBCRS ISLAND
from the summit by
command of the
of Japan. The Japs
were all Buddhists
then , as they are
now , and they took
'this savage means
of preventing the
spreading a new
faith In their land.
The morals and
methods of this
people have chang
ed remarkably , but
the nation still ad
heres closely to the
CLEANER AND LUBRICATOR ,
of a stick of graphite suspended in a
casing , with a circular brush to depos
it the lubricant on the chain. The
pocket for the graphite is clamped on
the central tube of the frame in a con
venient position , with the brush sus
> f pended underneath and rotated by the
chain. The casing is open at the hot
line from the
barges to the
ship's chutes , or
carrying them up
long ladders in
The photograph re
ship company , which works In con
junction with the Pacific Mail and the
0. & 0. They fly the flag of Japan , but
were built In American yards. Nippon
Is the name of the largest Island In
the group , and Maru is the Japanese
word for steamship.
Sampans are the special beauty spots
of the harbor. They are the odd little
boats that take the place of rowboata
used In other ports. They are long ,
low , narrow boats , partly housed over ,
and are propelled In a most peculiar
manner. Instead of oars or paddles , a
single long wooden blade is employed
at the stern to push the flat vessel
along at a lively gait By a swinging
wrist and swaying body motion the
boatman produces an action In the
water like that of the tail of a fisher
or the blades of a propeller. It was
not necessary for the Sumner to * drop
three days we were in Nagasaki.
Swarms of the little sampans sur
rounded the ship at all hours , all anx
ious to carry.the visitors ashore at five
cents a head. The peculiar propulsion
gives the boat a jerky motion , not at
all unpleasant , that reminds one of a
ride In Coney Island In a whirligig. A
good illustration is shown In the Nippon
pen Maru picture of the Japanese sam
COALING rnt NIPPON MARU
'NAGASAKI HILL AND HAR&OR-
old religion. All the temples in the Ja
pan islands are of that creed , with so
few exceptions that they are hardly to
ruling sovereign of Japan. The Japs
were all Buddhists then , as they are
now , and they took this savage means
of preventing the missionaries from
spreading a new faith in their land.
The morals and methods of this people
have changed remarkably , but the na
tion still adheres closely to the old
religion. All the temples in the Japan
islands are of that creed , with so few
The need of some device which will
keep the bicycle chain constantly lu
bricated and free from dirt is well un
derstood by every bicycle rider , and
the merits of the invention illustrated
below will be readily seen. The device
has been patented by Herbert Gar
land of England , and consists simply
OF NAGASAKI HARBOR.
T r anspaci-
ru In the
Nagasaki harbor , gives a fair idea of
the activity and numbers of the natives ,
who stick to such hard and rapid labor
for ten hours at a stretch. The Nippon
Maru is one of the three ocean flyers
that are owned by the Japanese Steam-
torn , and the bristles coming in con
tact with the stick detach small parti
cles of the lubricant and transfer them
to the chain. In another form liquid
and dry lubricants are used in con
junction , the liquid being placed in a
tube at the rear of the casing , with
a small perforation through which it
percolates and mixes with the graphite.
An In-Verted House.
Below is shown a picture of the in
verted house , which forms one of the
attractions at the Paris exposition , a
patent on the building having been
granted to Adolph Kotin of London.
Everything about the exterior and in
terior of the dwelling seems to be in
verted and it gives the visitor a de
cidedly queer sensation to see chairs ,
tables , mirrors , etc. , all seemingly
wrong side up ; yet in reality there is
not a piece of furniture in the house
which does not stand right side up.
The illusion is produced by means of
mirrors arranged in such a manner
that the visitor is compelled to look
at them instead of at the furniture ,
and while he thinks he is gazing di
rectly at a chair or table he is in
reality gazing at a glass which is set
at such angle that the line of sight is
transferred to a second glass and
thence to the interior of the room.
The ceiling of the rooms is only" about
Dr. Roswell Park , professor of sur
gery at the university of Buffalo , and
at the head of the Buffalo general hos
pital , has been appointed medical di
rector of the pan-American exposi
half as high as that of the corridors
and reflection doubles the height of
the inverted floor , making it seem of
about the same height as the ceiling
of the corridor. Of course , a person
lying on a sofa or sitting in a chair
BUILDING TO PRODUCE OPTICAL
in the room would seem to be glued
to the ceiling in an inverted position.
The question of having female fac
tory inspectors is being discussed in
Switzerland , and the measure is ad
vocated by the owners of factories.
Mentioned in Chinese
AB"KALctfr LAHSajwwraaj OF
OUTLOOK FOR STATE PAIR.
Expected to Exceed In All Keipccts Any
LINCOLN , Neb. , Aug. 6. "If our ex
pectations are half realized , the next
Nebraska state fair will exceed In all
respects any state fair ever held in
Nebraska , " said R. W. Furnas of the
State Board of Agriculture. "M'ore
counties will be represented than ever
before and we have good reason to
believe that all kinds of individual
exhibits , including machinery , will bo
correspondingly large. The fair of
fers $30,000 In cash premiums this
year , with $5,000 for the speed events.
The prizes for the county collective
exhibits now amount to $2,000 and the
board is thinking seriously of raising
the sum. One of the features of the
fair this year will be an exhibition
of sheep shearing by power.
"Unusual Interest is being mani
fested In the county collective exhibit.
The county showing the highest score
will be given a ? 300 cash prize. Sev
enteen hundred dollars will be pro
rated among the other counties scf
Ing over 800 points , but no cour
shall be paid a sum exceeding $3 < ]
Persons contributing to county exl
, its may compete for "any minor prer
um offered by the board. In count
where there Is no agricultural socle
one or more Individuals may compj
In the name of the county. " ,
Grand Army Reunion Program.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Aug. 6. The f |
lowing program has been arranged
the Grand Army reunion , which wl
begin at the old state fair grounds
August 12 and continue for seven
August 12 Opening services in the
pavilion , conducted by Dr. H. Bross ,
department chaplain , and Rev. Flet
cher L. Wharton of this city.
August 13 The Nebraska depart
ment will formally assume charge of
the camp and will issue orders ; wel
come by Governor Poynter ; presenta
tion by Colonel L. C. Pace on behalf of
the local committee and response by
Department Commander Reese ; camp-
flre at night , led by Captain W. 0.
August 14 Special exercises by wo
men of the Grand Army , followed by
address by G. M. Lambertson of Lin-
soln ; campfire in eveiiing , under di
rection of H. C. Russell.
August 15 Program by the Woman's
Relief corps ; address by Charles F.
Manderson ; campfire , under direction
of C. E. Adams.
August 16 Addresses by Hon. Rob
ert G. Cousins of Iowa , General John
M. Thayer and P. James Cosgrave of
Lincoln. The evening meeting will be
conducted by Nebraska volunteers ir.
the Spanish war.
Aiigust 17 Addresses by Senator
W. V. Allen and J. Warren Keifer of
August 18 Closing exercises.
Creamery at Long Pine.
LONG PINE , Neb. , Aug. 6. The
Long Pine creamery separator has
been successfully started and the event
was celebrated by an appropriate pro
gram at the opera house. Addresses
were delivered by Rev. P. H. Eighmy ,
Prof. Haecker of the dairy division
of the State university and W. W. Mar-
pie of Lincoln. Music was furnished
by the local mandolin club and made
quartet. The separator starts under
very favorable conditions and promises
to be a valuable enterprise for the
farmers and town. The milk received
the first day was 1,650 pounds. The
plant will be operated as one of the
Fremont Creamery company's system.
Agitate County Division.
NIOBRARA , Neb. , Aug. 6. The fight
in this county for the relocation of
the county seat came up before the
Board of Supervisors. The original
petition was filed a week ago , and
Niobrara was given a week in which
to file a remonstrance. Today the
same was filed and contained about
600 names. The board gave the peti
tioners until Saturday to file a counter
remonstrance. At that time it is ex
pected that a decision will be rendered
upon the merits of the petition and re
Took Rare Coins and Clothes.
FREMONT , Neb. , Aug. -During
the absence of the family from the
city some one entered the residence of
H. G. Paul on West Fifth street and
thoroughly overhauled the contents.
As everything is stirred up Mr. Paul
is unable to tell what is missing. His
collection of old and rare coins , some
of which are very valuable , and his
best suit of clothes were taken. Some
jewelry and silverware wre not dis
Narrowly Saved from Death.
FAIRBURY , Neb. , Aug. 6. A
tramp named Richard Smith made
an attempt to outrage Mrs. F.
C. Griffin at Endicott , six miles
southeast of this city. He did
not succeed in his attempt. Mrs.
Griffin as soon as released from his
grasp ran from the house and gave
the alarm. The citizens joined in the
search and captured Smith , who was
turned over to th eslieriu , who brought
the prisoner to this city and lodged
him in jail in default of ? 2,000 bail.
Capture Runaway Girls.
EXETER , Neb. , Aug. 6. Four girls
who made their escape from the Ge
neva Industrial school were captured
here. They were making their way to
Lincoln. One of them was a colored
girl. The superintendent of the school
arrived and took them back in a car
Summer School Closes.
NORTH PLATTE , Neb. , Aug. 6.
The six weeks' summer school closed
here Saturday , the total enrollment
reaching sixty-six. Another summer
school was held at Wallace , this coun
ty , and twenty-four teachers attended
Sunstroke at Ashland.
ASHLAND ; Neb. , Aug. 6. George
H. Atwood , a pump dealer of this city ,
suffered a severe attack of sunstroke ,
rendering him unconscious for a few
hours. He regained consciousness ,
but is in a critical condition.
WAR ON THE GRASSHOPPERS.
Fund Ruined nt McCnolc for the Distri
bution of 1'ulxon.
M'COOK , Neb. , Aug. 4. A meeting
of farmers and business men was held
here to consider ways of handling the
grasshopper question. It was finally
decided to raise a fund among the
business men and purchase poison to
be furnished free to farmers who will
agree to use it and report. The fol
lowing formula is furnished with di
rections to each farmer :
Paris green , one pound ; arsenic ,
one-quarter pound ; sugar , one pound ;
salt , one pound ; boiling water , one
gallon. Mix. Boll thirty minutes , then
while still boiling , add ten gallons of
cold water and to this aolutlon add
bran until suitable for scattering1.
Drive through cornfields on every
twelfth row , dropping from half tablespoonful -
blespoonful to a tablespoonful every
Distribute along fences , tree rows ,
etc. , amongst alfalfa , put on bare
ground as much as possible.
Don't put out too close towhere
chickens run at large.
" " "
will not be tar irom"wm"iF"wa8 shown
in the 1890 census. In the extreme
western counties , where there was a
boom about twelve years ago , there
is a considerable falling off , while
some of the eastern counties show
Feeder Cuttlo Prices nigli ,
SOUTH OMAHA , Aug. 4. For the
seven months ending July 31 , 424,286
head of cattle were marketed at South
Omaha , as compared with 357,473 head
during the same period of time in 1899.
This is an increase in receipts of cat
tle of 66,813 head. With such an ex
cellent start officers of the Stock Yards
company predict that the calendar
year will show the heaviest increase
of cattle in the history of the yards.
Range cattle will soon commence to
move rapidly and South Omaha will
certainly receive its share. At pres
ent this is considered the best feeder
market in the country and ranchmen
in the west and northwest are aware
of the fact
Small Grain n Poor Crop.
BERTRAND , Neb. , Aug. 4. The
crop report is not very encouraging
here , especially the small grain. Spring
wheat Is threshing out an average of
about ten bushels to the acre. Oats
Is thin , rye making the best yield ,
about ten to fifteen bushels. Corn
looks well , it being helped out by the
late rains , but will have to have a good
rain inside of a week to make any
thing. Early corn is gone , but late
corn stands a chance to make a fair
Head Crashed by Fly IVIieel.
YORK , Neb. , Aug. 4. The sixteen-
year-old son of William Otto , a well
known grain dealer of Charleston , this
county , fell into the fly wheel of the
engine at the elevator and his head
is so badly crushed that it is not
thought he can live. The boy was
found at 6 o'clock , when the elevator
hands closed down for the day. It
Is not known how long he was in the
Dr. Andrews Returns.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Aug. 1. Dr. E.
Benjamin Andrews , chancellor-elect
of the state university , reached Lin
coln yesterday from Chicago and join
ed his wife and son. Dr. Andrews
will take charge of the university to
day. His inauguration will be com
bined with the university opening ad
dress , which he will deliver Septem
ber 22 , in it outlining his policy.
Soldiers Homeward Round.
PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. , Aug. 4. Eli
Bussler of this city has received a let
ter stating that his brothers , Albert
and Edward , young Searles and sev
eral others , who became members of
the Thirty-ninth Nebraska regiment
and went to the Philippines , have been
invalided home , after having been con
fined in the hospital in Manila for
Violation of Game IU\TS.
NORTH PLATTE , Neb. , Aug. 4.
Sheriff Keliher is keeping a sharp look
out for persons suspected of shooting
prairie chickens and other birds out
of season. There has been a good deal
of hunting going on in this part of
the state , but so far no one has been
caught with any game in his pos
session since the recent executive no
tice was promulgated.
Kick of Horse May Cause Death.
ALBION , Neb. , Aug. 4. A ten-year-
old son of George Whitacker was
kicked in the head by a horse anfl Is
now lying in a critical condition with
a fracture of the skull. It appears the
boy was driving the horse from the
cornfield , where it had strayed , and
running up behind struck the animal ,
which resulted in his injury.
Veterans * Reunion.
FORT CALHOUN , Neb. , Aug. 4.
The twenty-third annual reunion of
the Washington County Veteran asso
ciation will be held August 21 , 22 and
23. The committee having the pro
gram In charge promises a rare treat
in speeches , sports and outdoor games.
> 'cwton Buckley Passes.
STROMSBURG , Neb. , Aug. 4. New
ton E. Buckley of this place , who went
to West Point as alternate-at-large to
stand examination for admission to the
military academy wires his mother
that he has passed the examination
and received the appointment. The
mother of the young man , Mrs. Lillie
C. Buckley , is the postmistress here.
Mr. Harnum Discharged.
COLUMBUS , Neb. , Aug. 4. Hon.
Guy C. Barnum , who was before the
commissioners of insanity on com
plaint of his son , was discharged.
THE LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Latest Quotation * From South Oruulm
mid Kminus City.
Union Stock Ynrdn Cuttle There wns a
llKht Hupnly of cnttlo untl an packers ull
wanted stock the market WUH acttvo ftnd
everything changed hands cnrly In the
morning. The hotter grade * of cuttlo soul
better than they did yesterday or nny
other day thl week una mlK'it bo quoted'
strong to poHHlbly lOc higher than yenter-
dny In extrcmo CUSCH. The advance wan
rather uneven , ua IH apt to be th cu o
when pnckern arc anxious for cuttlo and
the receipts light. The half fat Htuff did
not aell much different trom whut It did
yesterday , though the lltfht Bupply made
It move a llttlo more freely. AH a gen
eral thing , though , that clnaa of Block
Is slow Bale and the tendency of the mar
ket la downward. The cow market was
not very liberally supplied and good stuff
sold about steady. Stock of medium
quality , however , waa slow ami lower.
Cannera met with ready sale at good ,
strong prices , but there were only a few
on Bale. There were hardly enough
feeders In to make a market and a a re-
Kult there was no particular change In
prices. The demand Is still good for the
heavy cattle and the tendency of prlceM
Is upward. There were very few west
ern cattle on sale and nothing with which
to nuiko a test of the market.
Hogs Receipts were light again , but as
early reports from other points were
against the sellers the market hero open
ed up 2&Q5c lower than yesterday's gen
eral market , or about llko yesterday 8
close. The long string at $3.13 , with the
commoner hogs goings mostly at J3.12&
and the better grades selling from 15.15
up. Later In the morning prices llrmod
up here n trifle in and the close of tha
market was only about Z'Ac lower than
the general market the day previous. The
demand on the part of packers was good.
BO that the pens were cleared earlv In
the morning , everything being Hold be
fore the break in provisions owing to
the yellow fever scare In the south.
Sheep There was the heaviest run of
sheep at the yards of any time slnco
Monday. Chicago reported a weak mar
ket , but as the demand was good here
prices on good sheep held Just about
steady. Sheep on the common order In
some cases sold a little easier , but the
market as a whole was In good shape.
Lambs , however , did not bring as good
prices as they did the day before. The
bulk of the sales .taking quality Into con
sideration , were about ll ) < 8if c lower , feed
ers are still In good demand , but the re
ceipts are not near heavy enough to meet
Cattle Receipts. 3,000 ; market active.
lOfplHc higher ; native steers , H.OOfiu j ;
Texas steers. $ : i.05'ii3.S3 ' ; Texas cows $1.50
@ 3.HO ; native cows and heifers. Jl.ioyG.-lO.
stockers and feeders , ? 3.50&5.00 ; bulls.
T2.55fit 1.00. , .
Hogs Receipts. 7,000 ; market weak to
5c lower ; bulk of sales. $3.201t5.i2 : ; heavy
| 3.27 /.fr5.-50 ; packers. J3.235io-10 : mixed
f3.20ir5.32V. ; light. $5.ir.tf5.30 ; Yorkers , $ o.-
i:0 : : ; pigs , SJ.W&o.aO.
Sheep Receipts , ,000 ; market steady ,
lambs , 53.7,705.50 ; muttons. | : ! .2 , > < Jj t.2j.
TO WIPE OUT PEK1N.
Foreigners In China Demand the Total
.Destruction f Cupltal.
CHE FOO , July 29. ( Via Shanghai.
Aug 2. ) Public opinion and the for
eign press at the treaty ports are
alarmed at the possibility that the
Chinese would prevail upon the pow
ers to consent to the establishment
of peace without inflicting punishment
befitting the Chinese government's
crime. Officials , persons engaged in
commercial pursuits and missionaries
of all nationalities areremarkably unit
ed. They believe Pekin should be de
stroyed as an object lessson and that
if the dynasty is continued it should
be forced to establish the capital at
some accessible city , the Americans
suggesting Nankin. This is consid
ered important , as the Chinese always
believed that China defeated the pow
ers in 1SGO , because the capital re
mained intact. It is also thought that
guaranties to prevent excessive arma
ment should be demanded and that
China should be compelled , publicly
and definitely , to renounce the fiction
that the foreign ministers are repre
sentatives of tributary powers. There
is a strong demand for unusual pun
ishment , like the destruction o tke
CASEY , la. , Aug. 4. Robert Ingra-
ham , Avho had been employed in the
W. T. Pagan restaurant for some time ,
while filling a lamp used for heating
purposes , Thursday afternoon , had his
clothing saturated with the oil , and
as he lit a match to light the lamp ha
was at once enveloped in flames. Ho
was alone at the time and ran out
of the front door directly across the
street , where he was caught by several
persons , who did an in their power to
extinguish the fire , whlcn was done in
a few seconds. Dr. Warren was at
once summoned , who did all that med
ical skill could do to alleviate the pain ,
but the burns were of such nature
that he died a little after noon on the
Too Sharp for Germany.
BERLIN , Aug. 4. The Deutsch
Tages Zeitung urges the government
to publish the terms of the recent tar
iff agrcment between the United
States and Germany , claiming that
Germany was severely beaten by the
United States and that the German
foreign office Is afraid to let the Ger
man public know the facts of the sit
Japan Declines the Offer.
WASHINBTON , Aug. 4. In connec
tion with the statement from London
published this morning that England
had tendered Japan financial assist
ance in its Chinese campaign , it can
be stated with authority that this of
fer was made many weeks ago and de
clined at that time by Japan in the
same friendly spirit that it was made.
Death of Carl Schurz , Jr.
LONDON , Aug. 3. A coroner's in
quest held on the body of Carl Schurz ,
jr. , the second son of ex-Secretary of
the interior Carl Schurz of New York ,
who died alone in his boarding house
in Montague street July 26. resulted in
a verdict that death was caused by
Carcelli Disowns A
BRUSSELS , Aug. 4. La Reforme
says today that the woman , Carcilli.
who yesterday declared that a photo
graph of Bresci was tha photograph
of her husband , no longer holds this
Offers Amnesty to Boxers.
SHANGHAI , Aug. 4. Li Hung
Chang is preparing a proclamation
granting virtual amnesty to Boxers , on
condition that they cease creating dis
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