The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, July 28, 1905, Page 7, Image 7

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Solution of the Problem by Thought- ,
ftil Brooklyn Mother Told in
1 Her Own Words.
The young mother of a certain
very lively three-year-old Brook
lyn boy recently said :
"I think it sometimes pays to let
children yell and stamp and say
ugly things to their hearts' con
tent. There seems to be about so
much wickedness in them , and if
you let them blow it off all at once
preferably in the morning
they sort of get it out of their sys
tems and are all the better for it.
A few mornings ago my small boy
awoke in the ugliest mood I have
Been him in for many a day. I could
do nothing with him , he was so
touchy and so belligerent.
"When I undertook to correct
him for some flagrant misdemeanor
meaner he would set his feet de
fiantly and call me a 'dirty old
thing' a phrase which he had
picked up from some playmate , I
presume , and which I had fried
hard to make him quit using. On
this particuar morning I had so
many things to do that 1 could not
stop to fight it out with him , so 1
shut him in a closet , telling him J
would not let him out until ho
promised to be good.
"For at least ten minutes he
stood in there , stamping viciously
on the floor , pounding the door
with all his might and yelling
'dirty old thing' at the top of his
voice and as fast as he could ninki
his tongue go. He must have re
peated that phrase 500 times.
Then suddenly ho stopped , and in
the next instant called out in a
cheery tone :
" 'There , mother , I fool beltoi
now. I fee I just like being good. '
"I let him out and he ran ( o me.
all smiles , and , putting his little
arms round my neck , said :
wanted to bo naughty then and , '
could help it , but now I want to b
good. '
"I don't believe that it was the
punishment that worked this
change in him. I think it wassim
ply that he felt overcharged will
wickedness and worked it off al' '
at once in yelling and pounding
just as men sometimes work oil
their ill nature by means of violent
lent swearing. At any rate. m.\
boy was as sweet tempered am
cheerfully obedient all that da\
at ? any little fellow could possibl ;
be. I believe that if I had made
him stop yelling and pounding , a *
I had always done before undo
similar conditions , he would have
been incorrigible mos ( of ( ho day
as that morning I confidently ex
peeled him to bo. "
Thanks to Writer Who Experimented
a Use Is Found for Hitherto
Useless Article.
At last we seem to have foum
an excellent use for seaweed ,
thanks to an experienced and en
terprising writer in Outing. She
owned a summer cottage by the *
sea , which , like the Biblical man
sion , was built upon sand. Before
long the doors began ( o sag and
the whole structure to lose its bal
since , on account of the shift
ing of its foundation. It was then
that necessity , the molher of in
vention , came ( o ( he rescue , and
the seaweed that was continually
drifting in with the tide was im
pressed into service. This was
scattered around the house , a few
loads of soil sprinkled over it , and
in a few years what before was
nothing but barren sandhills became -
came a carpet of vivid green , the
envy of the neighboring dwellers.
Also vegetables , flowers and even
hedges made their appearance in
time , and the great transforma
tion was complete. No doubt
many people who are situated in
the same position will welcome
this innovation as a godsend.
Compliment Worse Than Wasted.
Political Candidate ( to editor ,
whom he is anxious to please ) 1
say , my friend , I've noticed a won
dnrful improvement in your pa
per during the past four weeks.
Editor Indeed ! I've just got
back from a month's holiday , and 1
I'm glad to know it. Stray
Easy to Shut Up.
Miss Bleecher Are you goinj
to the baseball game to-morrow
Mr. Fann ?
Fann Well er yes , J
thought of going.
"Alone , Mr. Fann ? "
"Oh , no , I shall take an umbrel
la. " N. Y. Times.
Brightly-Colored Insects Arc a Dan *
per Signal to Their Known I
Every meadow on a summer
day swarms with a winged host
blatantly heralding its existt >
ence by colors that must seem cori ,
dial invitations to its enemies.
Why is it that they are not attacked - '
tacked ? asks Waldomar B. ( '
Kaempirert , in Booklovers Magc '
azine. For a long time that'f ' '
question puzzled Darwin. After '
much futile speculation it was
finally ascertained that many of
these gayly tinted denizens of the
air are horribly distasteful to in
sect-eating epicureans and frequently -
quently endowed with the most
nauseous qualities. They find
their salvation by advertising
themselves boldly and flamboy
antly. Their colors are danger
signals not to be disregarded.
The light yellow body of the cater
pillar that develops into the
magpie moth is gaudily spotted
with orange and black. A lit t Jo
experimental tasting has taught
every bird , lizard and frog to
avoid the creature that wear ; !
these eolois. The caterpillar thai
strips the folifgo of our os : and
elms toward ( lie close of a'.nmev
IK likewise a squirming ' y'.Sndoi
of black , yellow and : In
sect eaters reject if often wii'
signs of intense disput. A : . '
thus rod and black ladybirds , yr'
low striped hoinols. wapi1 * and
boos , black and red b ( lies , an-j .
host of insects pre-\ : li-en-
selves by bra/only ; . , hiring
( heir offensive tastes or odors 01
dangerous stiny to all the animal
Other insects that would pr/m
delicious morsels to greedy
foes have not been slow to profit
by the immunity thai is granted
by a warning garb. They have ac
tually mimicked obnoxious species
cies protected by garish lines in
order to escape death themselves
and this with
such amazing accu
racy that not only is the enemy
but even the collector completely
tricked. In the jungles of HIP
Amazon sjK'oies of butterflies are
found that mimic the species Ik-li
conidae. Entoinologioally they
are all as distinct as horses and
cows , and yet the one species is a
phot ographieallyi'xaol counterfeit
of the other. The Holironid.'u
possc-ss an atrocious odor ant
taste , and accordingly arc as
brilliantly conspicuous as oxoyr
daisies in a green field. So free
are they from attack that they flaj
lazily along , utterly indifferent te
danger and perfectly secure ii
their sickening attributes. The
mimickers so cleverly copy the
markings , form of wing am
heavy flight of the neliconidae
that spiders drop them from their
webs and small monkeys rejcc
thorn despite their palatability.
Substance Drops from Skies and
Believed to Resemble His
torical Bread.
A substance was recently pre
sented to ( he French academy of
sciences , which had been forw.urd-
eel to the government , as having
fallen from ( he sky in Persia at
the commencement of thisyoar.
This species of celestial manna
was found in such great quanti
ties that the earth for a consider
able distance was entirely covered
with it. In some places it was five
er six inches in depth. The cattle ,
and particularly the sheep , eager
ly fed upon this singular produc
tion , which was also converted
into bread for the support of the
Such was the information which
a Russian general , who had witnessed
nessed the phenomenon , com
municated to the French consul lit
Persia. Upon examination this
substance was found to be a sort
of lichen , already described by
These mosses , which appear toe
l > o found in very great abundance
must have been carried by the
wind to the places where their
sudden appearance was remarked
_ A similar phenomenon was ne >
ticed in the same regions of Persia
in the year 1824. Athenaeum
Constant Reminder.
' Oldchum Your wife reminds
me of a girl I once knew in Boston
Prettyman That's nothing
she is continually reminding nn
% of every girl I ever knew any
where ! Ltte.
Bnron PJanches Advises His Country-
inon to Leave Cities nud
Take Up Plow.
Baron Edmondo Mayer Des
Planches , ambassador from Italy
to the United States , who is making -
ing i a tour of the southern states ,
stopped in St. Louis a few days
ago i , and in the course of an adI
'dress advised the Italians who
c to this country to take up
"The Italian immigrant , fresh
from the shores of Italy , gets into
New York first , because nearly all
the ship's enter at that port , " said
Baron des Planches. "lie is unod
united , usually , and has but little
money after he has paid his
passage. Ho begins work imme
diately , and takes up anything his
hands find to do. Sometimes ho
gets to blacking boots or push
ing a banana cart. The pay is
small and ho has little opportu
nity of improving his mind. His
children are brought up in the
streets , and they follow in their
father's footsteps. Occasionally
an Italian will have enough money
to get ( o some other city.
"What I desire is to induce
these Kalians in the cities to go
to the country. There laborers
are wanted , especially in the
south. There is a great oppor
tunity for Italians in truck-farm
ing , fruit raising and general ag
riculture in the south. Land is
cheap and may be obtained and
paid for in a few years. The im
migrant who goes to the country
finds a chance ( o send his children
to school. He learns the customs
of the people of the United Slates
quicker , and ( hereby becomes a
better citizen.
"It has been said that I am seek
ing to promote immigration. This
is not so. My desire is to have my
fellow countrymen who seek the
United States make better citi
zens for the United States. 1
want them to have respect for the
laws and in other ways so conduct
themselves that ( hey may reap
the great advantages offered in
this country. I advise all Italians
coming here to become Americans
as soon as possible and to do as
the Americans do. In this way 1
feel that they will not bo looked
down upon. Some day , when I am
dead , some of them may think of
the time that des Planches sent
them to the country , and they may
give him thanks , That is all th'
credit I expect to got out of it. "
She Did Not Question Lady's Reputa
tion , It Was the Jelly That
Didn't Suit.
A lady who intended to give a
dinner to some friends at which
the piece de resistance was ( o be
duck she ( by her husband on the
shores of eastern Maryland , de
cided that none but the very best
jelly should be served as an ac
ceunpaninient to the dainty fare
relates Collier's Weekly.
So she proceeded to a gorgoout.
Broadway establishment , a place *
where one pays a quarter apiece
for tomatoes and a dollar a stock
for asparagus at certain seasons
of the year. The jelly the clerk of
fered her did not appear to bo jus I
what she wanted , so she suggest
ed another variety.
"But , madam , " said the clerk ,
haughtily , "this is the very best
jelly you can buy. It is made by
Mrs. McGuggin , of Brooklyn. "
And ho pointed to the label on the
"I've never heard of it , " meek
ly suggested the lady. "Aro you
sure it's all right ? Do you guar
antee it ? "
Soeingthathiscustomer was extremely -
tromoly mild of manner and per
haps to be easily rattled , the clerk
smiled in a patronizing way.
"Guarantee ! " repeated he , more *
haughtily than ever , "madam , wo
don't have to guarantee Mrs. Me-
Guggin's jelly. Her name * is '
, enough. This lady , madam , has a
reputation ! "
" 0 , I have no doubt of that , I'm
. , sure , " broke in the mild-mannered
- lady , with a heightened color.
, , "I'm not questioning the lady's
, reputation ; it was the jelly , I as
sure you ! "
A man who worked for a firm en
. gaged in the manufacture of bo
; gus antiques testified in his suit ted
recover wages that he did "good ,
honest work. " Philadelphia Pub
lie Ledger.
Old Lndy Tells Remedy for Wco MouI
key's Ailment and Parent Ape
Follows Directions. {
"Mam-ma ! Mamma ! " is the )
most familiar cry at the New York
Zoological park those days , says
the Xow York World. There are ,
counting all noses , upward of 100
babies. These number the ducks ,
chickens , monkeys , woh es , buffalo
and snakes. And the baby cry
strangely loscmbles the human
cry for "Mum-ma ! " in some of
those nurseries. An old lady with
the air of a martyr walked
through the park with her daugh
ter , who was evidently a college
girl , for she wore "specs" and
tr.lkod in a superior way about
Darwin and Huxley.
They entered the monkey house
and ( hero came across the babel
of simian talk the clear , squeaky
cry of ( ho baby green monkey ,
born a week ago.
"Hello ! * ' said ( ho old lady.
' 'Whoso baby is that crying ? It is
a shame fo bring a baby into this
place. "
And she moved along the cages
( ill she was in front of the cage of
( he green monkey. This simian
seldom breeds in captivity and
( his green monkey is a curiosity.
The baby awoke fooling ill. H
clung close to its mother's ' arms
and sobbed , while its little stomach
ach was convulsed with spasms ,
which the kind old lady outside
( ho cage undoistood at once.
"The poor little thing ! It has
the stomach ache ! " she said. "I
should rub its stomach if it was
mine , now ! "
And just ( hon , ( o her utter as
tonishment , ( he wise-looking old
mamma green monkey took the
baby on her knee and began gently
to massage its stomach , now and
then patting the little one on the
back and ( hen ( rotting it up and
down. The old lady looked on in
"Daughter ! " she exclaimed.
"That's the humanest baby I ever
saw and its mother is the human-
est animal that over was. "
Facts Which Go to Prove That Scien
tific Farming Is Truly
a Success.
A clerk in ( he department of
agriculture says :
"So yon think that soiontiflf
farming is a bluff ? You demand
some illustrations of the good
that is accomplished by the scientific
tific method ? Very well.
"When clover was first intro
duced into Australia it grew
there beautifully , but it never
seeded. The soil was all right
The climate was all right. AVliat
then , was the ( rouble ?
"A scientist studied the matter
tor and this is what he found :
"He found thai the native Aus
tralian bees had tongues too shot-
to reach the clover's pollen-form
ing organs. Those organs , in rec
clover , are hidden deeply in th
heart of the iubelike petals and
they can only bo fertilized by Hi
long-tongued bumble bee. If ret
clover is not visited by bumble
bees , who bear the golden pollen
grains from one blossom to an
other , it never seeds it cannot be
grown. The scientist , aware of
the fact , soon put his finger on the
barren Australia clover's ( rouble.
He imported a lot of long-tongued
bumble bees , these boos nour
ished , and immediately Australi
an clover , which had promised to
bo a failure , became one of the '
country's richest and finest crops. "
Clothed the Portrait.
A half-length portrait of ( ho i
German empress occupied a prom
inent place in a Catholic boys' .
school in the Krmoland district of
eastern Prussia. Recently the
chaplain happened to look closely
at the picture and was horrified to
find that her majesty was decol
lete. A local house painter pro-
I vided a chaste covering of lace for
her majesty's neck , whereupon
the picture was permitted to be
reining in the schoolroom. This
incident is now forming the sub
ject of an investigation by the Ger
man minister of education , who
considers it a gross insult ( o tht :
empress to assume * that any pic
ture of her could be improper.
- Helping to Locate It.
- Benham I wonder where I lefi
my umbrella.
, Mrs. Benham Here's a direo
- lory , dear , with a list of saloon ;
in it. Judge.
Hidden Machines Have Caused Mora
Damage Than Torpedo Boats J
and Torpedoes , j
A remarkable fact , which also
appears with regard to the torpod
do , is the infrequent hits made
when attacking ships at anchor ,
says thi ! Navy League .Journal. , ;
In the first attack made by tho'l '
Japanese Hoot from Port Arthur !
the Japanese destroyers slowed
down and came within a short dis
tance of the enemy , but , with
everything in their favor , of tin-
2i < torpedoes discharged only
three made hits. On Juno 2 and ,
when the entire Russian fleet way
outside the harbor , in a long se
ries of attacks by the Japanese
torpedo boats not the slightest
damage resulted. As to ships in
motion the torpedo has boon
proved ( o bo absolutely useless ,
no hits having been made during
the war , although attempts were
repeatedly had. It would , there
fore , appear that the efficiency of
this weapon of war had boon
greatly exaggerated , for its fail
ure cannot lie attributed to any
want of skill or courage on the
part of the Japanese , who din
played at all times the greatest
bravery and coolness.
But if the torpedo has been a
disappointment the fear of it and
the ignorance concerning its ef
ficiency produced a marked change
in naval actions , for i ( forced the
fighting between the large ships
at extreme long ranges , anil
proved that the ( i-inch guns , with
which most battleships are large
ly armed , wore almost useless , ( ho
heavy guns ( he 12 , 10 and 8-inch
only being effective.
The greatest destructive agent
employed by both antagonists ,
however , has been ( he submarine
mine. By ( his moans alone one-
seventh of ( ho battleship force on
cither side has boon pu ( out of
action , and its use constitutes one
of the most serious perils of the
future unless restrained by inter
national agreement to territor
ial waters. The mine has done
what ( ho torpedoes failed to do ,
and ( he long list of casualties ( o
is ( credit proves it to bo a most
formidable engine of war.
What has been clearly demon
strated and can bo accepted for
fillure guidance is ( hat torpedoes
are not to be dreaded as formerly :
that in an engagement betwoei
battleships the large guns only
are effective , and lhat submarine
mines , while the most deadly of
all modern instruments of war
fare , are inhuman and barbarous
and should bo restrained by ( hi
laws of war.
Novel Miniatures in Natural Colors
Prized as Mementoes by Friends
of the Absent Ones.
The delicately painted pictur
of the eye glowing with life is rap
idly becoming a favorite mcmon ( <
of the absent friend.
The first sight e > f one of these
eye portraits gives one an almos
uncanny impression. From the
monotoned wall then * look * down
a liny , vivid human eye without a
face. So perfectly executed is this
eye that the flicker of laughter in | (
il is weird in its expressiveness.
There are several eye portraits
now on view at ( he galleries of ( ho
Royal Institute of Painters in
Water Colors in London , and ( hey
are attracting a great deal of at
A well-known miniature portrait
trait painter said the other day
lhat many men were treasuring
portraits of ( heir sweethearts'
eyes , and in addition ladies in
their turn were keeping ( ho eye-s
of ( heir male * friends. They wore
mostly put into lockets.
"The eye , " she said , "is by far
the most expressive feature of the
face , and sometimes makes a per
trait in itself. It is , of course- , the
expression that tells. The eye
gives its own story , laughing or '
serious. The shadows round it ,
( he brows above , help , of course ,
but it's the light in the eye that is
the great thing.
"How det wo get on with people
who have fishy eyes ? Well , they
icdon't come to be painted. It's the
people with nice eyes , and MI
people whose eyes are the st
part of their face. The price
varies , running from five guineas
As you may guess it is de.licat tory
work but it is natisfnctor
- , very ry
when you have nice eyes to
with. "
Long-Dlstanco Breach of the Pcaco
Determined by Kansas
City Judge.
The invention of new machinery ,
devices , processes , is continually
bringing up new questions of law ,
puzzling ] i judges , lawyers and laymen -
men , soliloquizes the Philadelphia
Public Ix'dgor. The trolley
brought its problems ; the sub
marines , when they are used
for commercial purposes , will
undoubtedly pose the law
makers ; the power of modern
guns on men-of-war has made ob
solete the old three-mile rule us
to the limit of territorial waters ;
and when the balloon shall be
come a passenger vehicle what
wisdom will frame the rules of thread
road or the law of trespass ?
Just now ( lie law relating to the
telephone is of interest. What
cons tit u ton a breach of peace by
'phone ? Judge Brady , of Kansas
Cily , has just decided such a case
which , by reason of its romantic
connection , appeals to all. Wal
ler Clark had proposed to a maid
en and had boon rejected , lie re
newed ( ho proposal over the tele
phone ; called up the fair one sev
eral limes , and was "turned
down. " Ho was not dismayed , but
"called" in the morning and in the
afternoon and in the dewey eve ,
and sometimes a ( night. The
doors may bo barred and a re
jected suitor kept out , but how is
the telephone lo be guarded ?
Judge Brady took these questions
under consideration , and ruled
that after a girl had rejected a
man she had the inalienable right
"to have him stay rejected , " and
that the use of Ihe telephone
could and should be classed as a
style of import unity amounting tea
a breach of peace.
The theory of the law in- these
doeisouH is this : It would be a
broach of the peace if ( he suitor
should annoy iho young woman
with his presence , and the fact
thai the telephone was used does
not modify the ad nor ( ho rospon-
sibilhy of ( ho person performing
the act. This seems to be good
sense , and an indication ( Inn
when ( ho people of the United
Stales shall all have "universal
wireless connection" a man iu
Now York who calls an enemy in
San Francisco a hard name by
"wireless" will hold himself liable ,
though the cosls of prosecution
would bo prohibitivo.
Stiff Piece of Paper and a Common
Tea Tray Are All That Is
Cut a HfifV piece of paper into
an oval or a circle of nearly the
size of a common lea tray. Fasten
to it two upright handles , one on
each end , bolh made of paper and
attach by moans of sealing wax ,
says the San Francisco Chron
.Now , take any common tin tea
( ray that you may ho able to bor
row in Ihe house and lay il on Hie
top of two glasses. Those will
furnish the "insulation. "
Warm the paper disk thorough
ly on the steve ( ill if is as dry as it
can possibly bo. Then lav' it on
the ( able and brush i ( violently
with a common ololhesbrush. If
you spread a piece of silk or a rub
ber shoo ! under il , so much the
better , though il is not necessary.
The friction lias made the paper
electric. Lift it from the table ,
lay it on the tea tray and approach
a corner of it with the knuckles of
your finger or with a sharp metal
point. A spark will leap out from
it immediately.
Now you have an electric bat
tery in a most simple form. By
rubbing the paper as often as it
loses its electricity it is possible
fc get enough sparks to load a Ley-
den jar or any other form of small
electric storage battery.
A very simple Loyden jar can be
made by filling a tumbler half full
with shot and sticking an iron or
silver spoon into it. By letting thp
sparks from the tea tray leap con-
tinally to the spoon the tumbler
jar finally will accumulate so much
electricity that it will be extremely -
ly uncomfortable to get a shock
from it.
JUady to Side-Step.
Miss Fudge I wish you could
hear Prof. Pcdalle. His friends
. think he is bound to be the pian
ist of the future.
Mr. Grudge Exactly. I wish I
knew in which place. Oterelaod