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About The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 30, 1904)
FAN FOR THE HORSE.
F. Comfort for Quadruped f In Design of
It Is a misnomer to call the heated (
term of summer the "dog clays , " because .
cause little or no attention Is paid to
the dogs , while everybody who owns
" or drives a horse Is giving the ani-
mal's care considerable thought. If
t " . thee ! , ! uncomfortable days must be
I' , 7. . named for some animal It should be
the "borse days. " All sorts of doe
r" . vices are arranged to l.cep the equine
. . . as comfortable as possible under the
. , 1' , . handicap of a loaded wagon and a
, " , : t , , : sizzling sung and a great deal of ins
: . ; . genulty has been directed in this
tr. : , . " " " ' , A somewhat belated novelty In this
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, tine . Is a fan that has just been Invent.
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ed for the horse's use. \Ve have seen
I ' _ . . pictures of horses making use of fans
! and even sucking at the festive mint
I Julep ' , the Imaginative conceit of some
humorous artist , but a practical fan
I 1aas : now been Invented for the use of
The horse , and it has the double advantage .
i vantage of being a fan and a sun-
o shade. '
S ' . ' - The fan consists of a light fabric ,
mounted on a suitable framework and
fastened to the head strap by a spring
wire. This device extending as It
docs over the animal's face and head ,
it.- . .
. - . - - . - protects him from the sun , and with
. . ' . . every movement of the head cooling
currents of air are created. As the
. horse is tossing his head more or less
constantly it is reasonable to suppose
that he will have a veritable whirl-
a wind blowing around him on the
Self . Balancing Fire-Escape.
This ladder has been used with
seat success In Manchester : : , Eng-
land. It needs no supporting wall ,
and Is very useful for raising firemen
with their hose to a point far above
a flaming structure.
Paid Freak Election Bet.
One ot the Danbury , Conn. , letter
- carriers paid an election bet by which
hoe was compelled : to travel over his
r route with one leg of his trousers
turned halfway up to the knae .
CARRY MARMOSET IN MUFF.
Latest Fad Indulged In by Women of
A new fad among women which will
appeal to the class who went In for
pet chameleons several years ago is
the carrying of pet marmosets In the
big muffs that arc still the correct
thing In furs The marmoset Is n.
small , squll'1'el.I\1\O \ monkey hailing
from South America.
A woman who appeared on Chestnut .
nut street with one of the little ani
mats In her possession created something -
thing of a sl'nsatlon. She was equipped '
11ml with a huge muff , trimmed with
animal heads , and several pedestrians
who tool 1\ peep at the muff saw two
heads on one side and only one on the
other. A secoud later there was only
one animal head on each end of the
A couple of men remarlwd that perhaps -
haps the muff hearer had dropped one
pf the heads , hut when the third head
again popped Into view the expression
Oil their faces Indicated that they
were wondering If they required sani
turban treatmcnt. 1'hey kept the mutt
In view until the extra head lllsa'p ,
geared again timid reappeared on the
opposite side of the fur. This time
they got a better view and saw that
the active hlad belonged to a mal'wo'
liel.-Phlladcphla : Record
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Diligent . Scholars.
A return shu.wing the altcl\Ilunce of I
scholars at the lIawlcl ( I ng. ) Board I
schools has just been prepared , and
gives some remarkable I'esults. One
boy I ) , Fergus Richardson , has never
been absent for nine years ; while
.James Gordon and William Hutton
have un unhroltcn record for eight
years. There are twelve scholars who
have never been absent for seven
years. The twenty.two scholars who
six ' ' ' attendance
have 'eaJ's' complete \
will each receive a watch-those over
six years have already received such
a glft-und all the others will receive
prizes from the School lloard.
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Story of Robins That Went Fishing.
An extraordinary Incident was witnessed -
nessed ! recently by a sportsman at m.
Noting It party of five robins for-
aging about among the pebbles In the
bed of a small stream , from which
they constantly flew on to a neigh'
homing wall carrying some live object
In their heals , he followed a bird to
Its perch. Kicking about on the top
of the wall he found a small stickle-
Retiring It few yards he then kept
watch and found that the birds captured .
tured their prey and held It crosswise
after the fashion of a 1lngfisher. But
they made no attempt to kill their vice
tlmf' ' before eating them , as the kingfisher .
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Ancient Thanksgiving Proclamation ;
Col. E. ' J. Copp has discovered
among the archives of the office of
register of probate at Nashua , N. IL ,
an original copy ot the Thanksgiving
day proclamation issued by Gov. Hans
cock of hiaauchuatta in 1730.
I FINE VEHICLE IN ITS DAV.
Boston Man Owns Chaise Nearly One
Hundred Years Old ,
The old one-horso shay , known as
mho Thompson chaise , having been In
the possession ! of that w01l.I\11own
KennebunlqlOrt family for almost a
century Is now the property of Dr
John S. Mason of Doston.
Dr Mason , who Is nn admirer of
antiques , woulll not part with It far
any mono ' . It Is In perfect cOllllltlon ,
and Is seen daily on the streets of
SIlCO and Blddeford whenov01' its owns
er Is at his old home In Saco.
'rho chaise was bought almost 100
years ago by Cal ) ! . Robert Smith of
1I1ebunlqIlH't , and ut that time was
the finest carriage made. Shortly af-
tel' It came Into the POuslsHlon ! of
Capt. Benjamin Ii' . 'l'hompson of the
i r . i > ttt'tj o + ff.Yt d . ' + 4TStwy S1itiR
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Chaise Nearly a Century Old.
same town. The latter was In the
90's when he lied. The vehicle , with
wheels as large and heavy as those
of a dumpcarl , litter IlasRed Into the
possessoln of Postmaster StaclqlOlo ,
and then was bought hy DI' Mason.-
SENDING TIME BY WIRELESS.
Parisian Has Demonstrated Practica-
bility of Scheme.
The distinguished maker of scientific .
tlflc instruments In Paris , Blgourdan ,
tins experimentally demonst1'llted the
practicability of operating a system of
clocks by wireless telegraph signals.
The method , he claims , would ho both
simpler and cheaper than the present
system , which requires the turn of
underground wires. The new plan
uses a central clock , operating every
second an electric contact which actu'
ates an osclIIator. The signals arc
transmitted to the receiving clocks
from an elevated ml\st. With the aid
of a chronograph hand and recording
pen the signals can he read within
two one.hundredths of a sec01HI. The
experiments were male over a lls-
tance of one mile and a fifth , which
might ho increased.-Youth's Com-
See If you can determine hy one
swift glance If the central or the
outer dlsl contains the greater num'
bel' of sections.
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Jail Term for Street Kiss.
At Towanda , Pa . Gilbert Johnson
was sentenced to fifteen days In jail
for kissing l his sweetheart on the
stre t. After taking her home he
spent so much time bidding her fares
well that neighbors complained. He
'wati given his choIce of a fine of n,30
or fttteen da1 In jail , and hi chow
I the jail .
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OWNS A MAMMOTH MULE.
Pennsylvania Statesman Has One
Standing Nineteen Hands High.
State Senator George V. Hare , of
Phlh\llelllhln , Is the Ill'oud lIosHesHor
of one of the biggest mules on cal'th.
In his joy ntt the 1I0HScH.1lon of thl9
giant animal the senator huts hoer
creating PhlIndelllhlnns to n parade , im
In which the hit mull ) Is Hecn In conm-
pnuy with Il horse , the latter lxking
quitO dojectell nt being seen In such
comllllur , find obviously feeling quite
small over the comllllrisons made by
The big mule , which tool n number
of prizes nt St. Louis , stn1llls nineteen !
IUl1\1ls high , which to n horsemnn
menUH thut ho l1IeUHIII'CH nix feet four
Inches from his front feet to his witlm
OI'S. When ho raises his head time tills
of his CUl'H I\l'e far out of time reach
of an ordinary person , so that to 1)111 )
n bridle upon him without the bonst'H
conHent would ho considerable ot a
The mule weighs 1lOO ! pounds , is
seven 'l'nrli old maul cats three buckets .
ots of feed every ( lay. 110 hs hover
yet worked , having nlways Been roe
gnrllnll nfl n prize nul mal ! above such
vulgarity ns labor . It Iii the Intention 1
of his ' however him m
Owner , \ \ , to use
as 1\ draft animal
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The famous Moscow bell Is the largest .
cst hell in the world and weighs HIM
tuns It came cracked from the bun'
dry , so was never ] numg.
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Child's Long Journey Alone.
After being sellarated hy thousands
of miles from her family , g.yonr.old
Maria l\IajlmH met her mother for the
first time In four years 'at Union station '
tlon yesterday A tag labeled with the
tot's name and the Plttsburg address
of her family , 80.2 : ! Shelby avenue , was
her only identification on her long
journey hy sell and land from the interior .
torlor of lIungary to the arms of her
mother in Plttshurg.
Passengers and employes were effected .
fectecl nt the scene between mother
and lnughtCl' , and , although' none
Guld understand their Hungarian exclamations .
'IRmRtll)1u of joy nIl knew the Eng-
lish Nlulvnlent.s. Seven years ago time
father came to America , and after
three years of hard work sent for his
wlCe. Both worked hard to bring time
child across the water , and about
three months ago the money for her
passage was sent her Officialdom
met the child more than half way , and
per path was paved with Itlndness.-
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Nonsmokers the Dest.
Examination made at Phillips academy -
emy of 222 men after the gymnasium
work lust winter showed the follow-
Ing In regard to smokers and none
smolwrH. Of these men ninety weru
smokers and 132 were nOllsmolor8
Average gain In weight of smokers
54.10 pound ; average gain in weight
ot nonsmokers , 9 1.10 pounds. Average -
age gain in height of smokers 6.10
inch i average gain in height of none
smolceu , 11.10 inches
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