The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, July 14, 1905, Page 7, Image 3
* - i THIS FALLS CITY TRIBUNE , FRIDAY , JULY 14 , 1905. WOMEN'S FAD : CIGAR BANDS Hunters for Little Paper Go in Droves in New York City Manner I Identifies Them. If you see n young girl , or even u grown woman , swoop upon tiomothing lying on the street do not think Unit "she has found a prize. In all probability she is simply one of those with a craze for making cigar band decorated plates , and has found a bit of ma terial , asserts the New York Sun. The favorite hunting ground i1 * ou Broadway from Fourteenth street to Forty-second street , and along Forty-second to the Grand Central. More people travel over this route and more cigars are Hinoked here than in any other given stretch of street in the city. The hunters usually go out in pairs , and one takes the inside and the other the outside of the walk. Then they march along looking on the sidewalk and especially in tile entrances of cigar stores for the bands. Some of the bolder ones do not hesitate to sally in and grab a coveted one if they see it lying on the iloor. The women who make these plates were quick to find the hunt ing grounds. Hubby did not pur chase enough different brands of cigars to meet the demands. Tin dealers in the vicinity had too many calls to be able to favov everyone. So resourceful women ventured out. They found that men would usually throw the band on * the sidewalk. Now the sidewalk is gone over carefully and bands of all si/.es , shapes and colors are found and pasted on dishes , plates or bowls. The favorite band is the big red or brown one that comes on SOUK of the largest Cuban cigars. Any of the bands from the Havana or Key West cigars are snapped up , and even the brands from the cheaper domestic brands are not neglected. P.nt as the object of most of the makers is to have rare bands and bands from costly ci gars , Bro-dway is scoured in search of them. FUN FOR COLLEGE GIRLS. Basketball , a Flower Hunt and Run ning Knees for an After noon Party. A bright young college girl has evolved this original contest for an afternoon in May , says AVhni to Eat. Nearly all her friends are athletic misses who love to tramp and indulge in games of skill , and as these will be her guests there will be an hour of outdoor fun for the first part of the programme. This will be basket ball and run ning races around a small "track" arranged by the hostess on the rear lawn. The second hour will be spent t indoors. Each girl will be given the name of a ilower written on a slip of paper and told that the let tc ters forming her tlower and the flower itself are somewhere in the room for her to start out on a flower hunt. The letters of the flowers will be cut out of gilt paper i- io per and concealed in a way to make things interesting to the lea seekers. Each girl will be given a card on which to paste the letters spelling out her flower. Each letter tu ter will have a coating of inn cilage so the girl must present her : word nicely pasted on the back of her card. The hostess will exhaust her ingenuity in hiding the fi cial flowers and they will be le hardest of all to find. One or two are to be placed in some one's hail and some will be pinned incon spicuously en a gown to deceive the searching maidens. After the hunt , each will be given a pencil and tablet ani asked to write 100 words dcscrib 1 ing what thrilling adventure sht ! had ou her hunt for flowers. This will give play to the imnginatSoi and the reading will cause mucl merriment. A pretty buckle witl rose design and an opera bag o rose decorated brocade will be given for prizes. Food for Zoo Animals. The cost of feeding the animal in the zoo last year was 3,42 ; The principal items of food wer 207 horses , 270 goats , 34,92 pounds of fish , 25,190 eggs , (5,85 quarts of milk , nnd 137 loads e hay. London Tit-Bits. Skins for Banjo Heads. Parchment such as is used for banjos , etc. , is made from the : skins of asses , calves or wolve those of the last named anirai Leing considered the boat. PLAINT OF THE MAIL MAN. Inking Letters from Chute No Fun If Package from Twentieth Floor Hits Hand. Skyscrapers have added to the trials and tribulations of the mail men , according to the 1'hila delphia lleeord , which tells this story : The letter carrier was gin gerly fishing out mail from tin- box at the bottom of the oflkv building mail chute. "You handle it as if it was dynamite , " com mented the elevator starter , who was overlooking the proceeding. "Ain't afraid it will go off , are you ? " "No , but 1 don't want to get hurt , " responded the postman. "There isn't any dynamite to be feared , but it's no joke to have a letter drop two or three hundred feet onto your hand. Look at that one , " he continued , holding up a bulky missive bearing four two cent stamps ; "that letter weighs two ounces , judging by the stamps. It may have been dropped into the chute at the twentieth floor. Just consider what kind of a sensation you would experience if a two-ounce weight fell 250 feet and landed on your knuckles , and you will get some idea of the ( hud that would have been coming to me if my hand had been in tin way when ( hat letter sailed down. Even the ordinary letter insid the two-cent weight limit will make you wince if it soaks you after a descent of 2(1 ( stories. Tin blow is delivered by the edge of the envelope , and sometimes it will draw blood. This job of col lecting mail from olllce buildings may not be as dangerous as work ing in a powder mill , but when a fellow has been swatted two or three times by heavy letters trav eling at cannon-ball speed he be gins to think about taking out an accident insurance policy. " HIS STRONG LANGUAGE. Belling with Hnge , When Able to Speak , Jarred Man Utters Single Word , "Idiot. " "While passing along Itegent street , in London , one day not long since , " said a well-known New Yorker , "I saw a cab horse knock down a dignified , well- dressed man as he attempted to cross the crowded thoroughfare. The horse was moving slowly at the time , and the man was more jarred than hurt. Hut when here- gained his feet he was simply boil ing over with rage. He dashed madly after his silk hat , which was in imminent danger of being crushed by the wheels of a han som , and then rushed in another direction for his cane. The street was jammed and the driver had not been able to move more than a few feet from the spot where he had run down the foot passenger. "After securing his hat and cane the man jumped on the side walk , glared up at the driver , and tried to sj > enk , but was actually rendered temporarily inarticulate by his anger. I lingered to see the finish of the incident , as I expect ed , as soon as his feelings had sub sided sufficiently to permit him to speak , to hear an eruption of abuse , thickly intermingled with strong words , such as would be likely to come from the average American placed under similar circumstances. "Finally , fairly quivering with rage , and all the while shaking both lists at the cabby , he succeed ed in uttering the single word : -Idiot ! ' ' And then indignantly strode . " - away. I - Canary Farm. . The village of Scoficld , Wis. e ' boasts of a canary farm operated * by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Neupert They are now raising about 1,00 e 00a birds yearly , and are doing profitable business. It is a uniqm occupation , requiring considei able skill , judgment and patience of The Neuperts have been cngagei ; in the business for -10 years. Costly Target. Probably the most elaborat Is and costly target in the world ha . just been launched in the Nei York navy yard. The target i almost an exact duplicate of a ; ec- < tion from the hull of a battleshi ] of and is estimated to have cost ? 50- 000. She Knew Him. Wright Have any stories acted < cepted nowadays ? , Penman Have some accepte by editors , but noiiQjbf my wifi Yonkers Statesma \ LESS EARLY-TO-RISE TALK. Coming Generations May Escape Thrall of Old Adage as It Is Less Observed. The tantalizing old jingle about early rising making a man healthy , wealthy and wise is responsible for more misery in the world than all the other good-behavior max ims and rules for success put to gether , and it is gratifying to ob serve that the present generation is not so complaisant in obeying the rule as the good but misguided men and women of yesterday , says the Rochester Post-ttxpress. The early-rising fad is not much in vogue now in the cities , and il will not be many years before" the beneficent reform will take root in the country. The cause of this change , o ! ' course , is the change from early to late hours in thickly settled lo calities. The urban population occupies its evenings in pleasurable pur suits and retires at an hour that is not in Jinrmony with the advice that was inculcated daily in Hi'- minds of our grandmothers and grandfathers. Another great change is the in crease of occupations that require night work , for in every large city there are thousands of men and women who work at night and I sleep during the day. The theater is also an impor tant factor in keeping ] > copU awake until midnight. In olden limes there were not so many i amusements and distractions it daily life , and after our grand parents finished their day's work there was nothing better to do than to go to bed. In these days of rushing busi ness and varied pleasures , how ( verhumanityjustbeginsto eujo ; itself when "darkness falls frou the wing of night , " when the pah blue rays of the electrics dril holes in the ebon atmosphere , am the noises of the downtown thor oughfares fall on the ear. LAYMAN'S TALK NEEDED. Bishop Asked Him Why He Didn't Say Something When the Bottle tle Went Astray. The late bishop of Connecticut t i lit. Ilev. John Williams , was an ardent fisherman , relates the Boston | ton Herald. On one occasion ' "Lord John , " as he was affection alely called by his brethren of the house of bishops , accompanied by one of his priests , now the bishop ' of California , a young deacon , and one of the leading members of the Connecticut bar , left the bishop's house en route for a certain island in Long Island sound , where they hoped to enjoy their outing. An old lady had sent the bishop . bottle of rare claret to be par taken of by the party at luncheon. On their arrival at their des ' tination the claret was carefully placed in a cool place and the party dispersed , not to meet again until noon. Promptly at that hour they reassembled , and the bishoji tenderly took the bottle from UN resting place , and , declining all of fers of assistance , inserted ft : corkscrew into the neck of the bottle tle , while the other members tof ( he party , cups in hand , thirstily : watched the procedure. The cork proving refractory "Lord John" placed the bottle be tween his knees and madeanof erSe effort to dislodge the cork. So great was his effort that when he cork did yield the- bottle flew ck and struck the trunk of a tree im mediately behind where he inas standing. Consternation was depicted on . , every countenance , and a solenn silence ensued , which was final ib ! . broken by the bishop , who , id ( ing the corkscrew in one hand am a the neck of the bottle in the othei turned to the lawyer , exclaim ing i - most emphatic tones : "You're . layman , sir ; why don't you wv something ? " Record Sunday School Work. Warwick claims to possess i Miss Owen the oldest Sunda school teacher in the Unite Kingdom. She has taught in loci is Sunday schools for 82 years , nd - although she is now in her ninet , fourth year , she still takes a clni , - every Sunday. In English Courts. Even in court it is considered ; - mistake for an English judge ; f express a disagreement with tl jury , and it would be felt to bei . excusable if he carried the co : | troversy outside. LONG LOST DEED FOUND. [ Authorities Hunt for Document and Finally Unearth It in Long Unused Desk. \ After the death of the late Gov- ' Chailes i Itohlnsou it was found that he had followed tip a num- | her of valuable gifts made to the I university during his llfetinu by bequeathing to the univeyniiy bin valuable farm , a few miles north of Lawrence. His widow was to have the farm during her life and then it was to go to the State uni versity. A few mouths ago L. S. Sfeele. an abstractor in Lawrence , wan Commissioned to make an abstract of the Inrin. He found the title vested in a Mister of ( lov. Kobin- son by vi. ( lie of a deed made more than 25 years ago. The executors could not find any deed or other instrument transferring the prop erty to ( lov. Itobinson. KOMI time it seemed as if the legacy would be lost. The woman in whom the title was vested had been dead for several years. The widow of the governor was sure that her hus band had held ( he tiileof the farm at the lime of his death. A thor ough search was made. Finally it occurred to one of the executors to compile a list of all of the agents ( ! ov. Itobinson had cm- ployed during his lifetime. All of these agents ( hat could be found were seen and each of them searched everywhere for the deed. Finally one of them recalled an old desk that he had sold to a second end hand dealer a few years be fore. The desk was traced to : . farmhouse almost adjoining the Itobinson farm. The desk was searched , but the missing docu ment was not discovered. The farmer who owned the desk was not safislied with the search made by the lawyers who had visited him for that purpose. He took the desk apart and behind a broken panel found the missing deed. The document was recorded the next day and the widow of Gov. Itobinson is now sure of her home during her lifefime and I lie Uni versity of Kansas is again secure in its anticipation of a valuable legacy. , POINTS FOR "VET" SMOKER - Great Harm Is Done to Young Men n. Who Indulge in Cigarette I Habit. Very few people are aware how much harm is done to young men by the almost universal habit of cigarette smoking. The man who smokes cigarettes has one always in his mouth , and is continually inhaling nicotine until his system is saturated with the poison. .Va The result of this practice is a catarrhal condition of the nose , throat and bronchi , a disordered . and very irritable state of the nerves , a weak and rapid action of the heart , and indigestion. ' Thin , anaemic , weak , with clam I- my hands stained with nicotine r poison , unstrung nerves and de generated muscles , the youth of the land go on ignorantly suffer fa ing the consequences of a perni ri i- a i cious habit until attacks of heart t- trouble , nervous prostration , mel- ! itncholia , etc. , bring their condi tion to the attention of a physi cian. , If a man must smoke and we admit the charm of the habit to s hose who have become accus tomed to its soothing influences * et him choose a mild cigar and nave certain set times for indulg - ing. If he puts a certain restraint as upon himself from thestartin the matter of smoking , he will nol overdo it , and there are few men who can smoke more than three , , cigars a day without injury. ] nd Total of Mr. Carnegie's Gifts. , Mr. Andrew Carnegie's latest benefaction is a gift of 2,000,00(1 [ ) ( to provide pensions for professors In universities , colleges , and tech nical schools throughout the Unit ed States , Canada and Newfoundland idh in land , who , from age or ill health tire no longer able to render efll dent service. The total of Mr cal Carnegie's gifts exceeds 24,270 , 000. , tv-1 , Auburn-Haired and Red-Haired. ass I What's in a name is nicely illiih trated by the experience of a bus ness man who advertised for flvi a auburn-haired girls and receive to fin many answers that it require the fire department to keepdow - the heat , while another advertise ou- for red-headed girls and got frost. Tahlequah ( I. T. ) Id. CHARM OF THE OLD SONGSk The Old Favorites Are Perennially ] ' Popular with All Classes j of People. Old songs are the best , for they carry us back to the days that were radiant with sentiment and were part of poetry and ro mance , declares the Kansas City .Journal. They stir our natures in their profoundcsl depths , and , reaching below the callous of our potreseent hearts , play strange ac companiments upon the long dis used strings of our remembrance. Who can resist the subtle potency of those old songs that stop the world in tear-smiles that we may wave a salutation back through a rift in the storm of years to the youth and maiden of thelongngo ? That the old songs are best has been shown in the perennial popu larity of 1'atti's "Home , Sweet Home , " Kmmu Abbott's "Annie Laurie , " Jennie Lind's "Kathleen Mnvournecu , " Christina Neil- son's ' "Way Down Upon the Su wanee Itiver" and Melbu's "Coin- in' Through the Itye. " We do nol always associate these immortal songs with ( he great singers who have included them in their con certs , but the singers are often re membered because of the songs themselves. There are few who can remember the many acrobatic arias of the splendid vocal artists who have commanded almost fab ulous sums for their singing , but no one can forget when they yield ed to popular demand for the old songs. 1'atti or Sembrich or Melba - ba or Calve never had more sincere core appreciation in the snprem est moments of her trininpliH than when she descended for the time from the classics of foreign com * posers and sang the simple love ballads that sent thrills through world-weary hearts and caused withered palms to stir in tremu Ions applause. HOLDERS OF ODD RECORDS Waltz That Lasted Six and Three Quarter Hours Egg Enter's Capacity Other Marks , Those who fail to gain distinc tion through other means seem Ir seek oddity of performance , am every little while'lhere appears n challenge from some "champioi egg eater" or other freak , says th New York Herald. The 40-quail-in-40-dnys perform mice has been outdone by a mat who recently ate a whole gees each day for 30 days , the few weighing from 0 toll pounds. Other records in this line are ( ill soft-boiled eggs daily for six days , six quarts of beans in10 minutes , smoking 50 cigars in 11 hours without once taking a drink. A Paris couple recenf ly wnltx/od without cessation for ( hours , while an English actor danced all the way from London to Norwich. The best club-swinging record has been standing for 17 years , when 388 different combinations were shown in 10 } minutes , 2,311 fi revolutions being required. A score of (5,434 ( points was 111" result of a 2-f-hour endurance bil liard match in Paris , ( he contest ' ants covering 30 miles in walking around ( he table , and a violinist has played a composition of 4,800 ) ( notes in 4 } minutes , averaging 1 I ! notes a second , e' Heciting Dante's "Divine Com- ' edy"from memory in 20 hours is another queer record , while oth - ers have gained fame through making 2,000 ham sandwiches in 1 ! ) hours and 40 minutes , dressing ' fen sheep in 33 minutes , 200 chick ' ens in 44 minutes and killing and dry picking 103 geese in ten hours , Strange Bet on War. Some extraordinary bets havt ( been made on the > Iapanese-ItiiK , sinn war. A number of Japanest olTIcers have bet that they wouh be killed in battle. The nione. was to go to their widows. Om - officer , on starting for the front - made the following wager : If lie were killed within a month hii , heirs were to receive § 500. Afte - that he was to pay his opponen . 10 yen ( ? 5) ) a day until he had sui - vived 100 days , after which the urCt was to cease. lie undertook fi expose himself to danger enl , ; when military conditions demanded idmt - ed it ; in other words , he would mt * let himself be killed. Has to Shout. * There are times when the stil small voice of conscience sound ! as if it had been filtered through i a megaphone. Chicago Dail , . News. I OYSTER CULTURE IN JAPAN Over Two Centuries Ago , the Orientals Warp Engaged in Industry of Recent Origin Hero. The backwardness and uupro gross ! veness of the elemcn'f of our population ( hat opposes oyster cull tire are indicated by a fact slated in the National Ueogfapl'lio Magazine , namely , ilia ! the'll/ipau- / ese were cultivating oysters over two centuries ago on the only practical basis of individual con- trolof theoyster bottoms. This in telligent people longugo saw what our politicians do not yet see that reaping without sowing is UH improvident and ruinous in aqtii- culture as in agriculture. "It comes as a shock ( o our national pride , " says the National Geographic graphic Magazine for May , "that the Japanese should have taken up oyster culture a century before our nation was born and have rec ognized the most essential factor in successful cultivation , namely , individual ownership or control of the oyster bottoms , when we. remember ( hat in the most impor tant oyster region in the world , within a short distance of the cap ital of the United States , the vital principles of oytdev culture are ig nored and efforts to apply them are resisted sometimes by ( ot'cu of arms. " Happily for ( he .laps , among them the least intelligent are not permitted to dictate the policy of the slate to their own iiurt and to ( he injury of large pub lic interests. Not only do the Japs cultivate with great profit the common oys ter , but they cultivate also the. pearl oyster. They stimulate the pearl secretion artificially , with the result that every year they have 1,250,000 oysters undc'r treatment and obtain annually some 250,000 pearls. Among us the raising of terrapin is an un solved problem , so that we are fac ing ( he extinction of the diamondback - back and of other less valued va rieties. Kill the Japs for years have born placing iirtlllclully grown terrapin on the market. Near Tokio a single farm markets yearly a crop of about 50,000 to (50,0(10 ( ( terrapin. In view of facts like this il seems to be "up to" our people ( o take u comprehensive view of their valuable but neglect ed water areas areas which un der intelligent management are capable of producing , per aero , crops largely exceeding in value . ( hose grown on land. We boast of 'our ' position in the van of inoderu progress , but in respect to the utilization of our natural resour ces we arc far iu the rear of the Japanese. In fact we regard our oyster bottoms from the point of view of primitive savages who hold their land in common and senselessly consume its products without provision for their re- newal. MAKES MOUTH ORGANS. One Factory in Germany Makes Six Million Instruments a Year for Exportation. Although the United States is by far the largest purchaser of mouth organs , comparatively few are made in I his country. Most of ) the mouth organs sold here are ) of German make and are imported from the Hlnck Forest , where one - factory alone turns out ( > ,000,0)0 ( ) harmonicas yearly through its 15 branches , in which 2,000 hands un employed. Only tin * higher grade harmon icas are of domestic make , since it - is impossible to compete with the German made affairs in thcchcap- . er grades mostly sold , but at the same time the most expensive are also obtained from Germany be- cause of the care used in their - manufacture These last are so-called "con ) cert" harmonicas , which come in , , | sets of from four to a dozen and , which sell for several dollars. . < They are tuned in various keys , and in one form have six harmou icas of different keys fitted about a central stem. Some of the mor elaborate ones are handsomely decorated in silver and gold , and the wood , instead of the cheap jv [ pine generally used , is mahogany. Trossingen is the headquarters for the industry , and the trade sup ports almost the entire popula tion. All in the Mind. It is-not the place , nor the con dition , but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable. L'Estrnnge.