Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 31, 1912, Page 4, Image 4

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UrTTTTlTf rftTinTTTTn'r I ff I T) I rtlt,-slno -fcv irAhtrttr paw, of th
IlilliMIlUlin llUU OAnnilii j Sahara is from seventy feet to more than
, ijT a mils In eIvtIoij p.bove,-ocarv lvei, and
u . tidered. by Prince.. ' . .
Famous Desert of Wort Africa T
teme Iniaa 'Sea aaa '
Steamers ZMsaUee ta's - -Casaei."
'.-r '' :
As far back as De Leases' tlma, a
f-Wh enemeer.' Colona! 1' lUmdalre
brbaohed the. project of. letttof i;th
waters J of the Mediterranean tnto-Hns
Dsert of SaaTa'andvforroln two takesj
in'i Va;Ss(?htnrii Algeria. vThs
pijector of the Sue eanal approved that
deln. Just, at -engiBeer and-tateimel
hdvej since indorsed ttts lew' araWUWi
pilnuo form, a serte,t OMt.,lB.i ths
Sahara by taWn artesian irwell? Now.
hawser, oomes , Prof. Etchegoytn of
FsW with a iriore-jtrUrtDC Mhsras, that
of converting1 the v whole vat desert into
sij inland tea! Tbs work ' would 'present
nd great mechanJaal dlffiouUle; ha ay,
tu thj coai land 1 composed of
satid and soft rock'forraatlona ' The con
sejjuencea of, tHU Jlc 'of' engineering
would be gijianiio., ' ' " '
I he first result would ba to add a
ati new colony to ths poMesstons of
Francs. Million human being could
support themselves therein f In tomfort,
sfjtce', with the 'Jack of water iuppIel.
the desert oll would beoom as fertile
a4 that of Europe. Fleets' of steamship
wbuld navigate the . Sea of Sahara, a
sek varyint in, depth from tsn to sixty
fsjthbms, ana bujd up a flourishing trade
between AlgeriaVnd French Weet Africa.
Ahd ths nicist remarkable", result' of all
would bettl) alteration "of the climate
ol all norjijern Africa from ' equatorial
eitrehie of,; heat, to , the pleasing "tn
prature of Natal. "' . ' ' " ' '
Pro'.tpbegoyen' scheme la provok
ing J54.oomment and objecfloh tire
ni wan'ftltCorUin meteorological
pertsry ojiln horror that any tetnper
trs Vhh f&ther condition! In Afriea
wwjild rnib'rm the climaje of Europe;
tf..(lf0'pical Africa should' become
temperate, Europe would become arctic,
and an aUrmlBgtplcU)re;-lBdrawn of,
fSng lan4,JBel1um.-i and Denmark,,. -Wn
under several feet of perpetual mow and
their Inhabitants ther emigrating in
tln'bef4rttMliveof KskiHSyxAsll
wre itH&na-treasWW leavlnjjr great
desert alone Is presented in 'the argu--ment;
tbttc by-;. the. displacement of w.
niyWJUiyM)f .Ifitpjf fJJUKm11
, brlum of the earth would actually be
i affectedand, snglnoer whanM un-1
fteJWl ,H u'"!-nity h for.
I r
those tracts which lie below ocean level
iare.ch1f ly rvHybetWe'rt:Jtfte AlHr ahd
mountains, or the bsslns of. ancient lakes
never Very extended in area, .a Sabara sea
would, consist 9n)y .of an exceedingly Ir
regular body of 'water containing many
islands and extending Into the unflooded
districts in a multitude of bays and coves.
it would be considerably less than one-
third the size of the' Mediterranean.
( i It should be rsmembered that if France
reclaims the' desert, she will de'so for her
own' benefit ' For several years Algeria
has been to France what Florida is to
New England during W winter months
Us mainstay for all kinds of ,; early
vegetaoies. xne green produce, leaving
Aiglers at iwbnrJs'wi loaded at Martelllee
In the afternoon of the next day,, starts
on the evening train for Lyon and
Farts', jand fwithlnf thlrty-flre to forty
hour after leaving Africa 1 on eale in
the Paris-markeufa; It was-' this proxi
mity that iirst attracted its attention to
Africa. .At tha aamoftlme the is not
likely to permit the carrying out of any
scheme which ..could .injure the climate o(
southern France and destroy the revenue
of her noble vineyards,
Hoary geaenei wtta , gpaalsk Whis
kers Tayla; with Amerlraa
Easy Marks.' - ,
.tCopoarafOilcally.jalmQ t.
Jnorjhsrn half of" Africa is dew
r which' kgpt4' an iertlte mount
havWrftti&efrxlk dftheV '
desert, in
strata along the Mediterranean may bo
! regarded as large oases. Geographically
rei;atf aes. Geographically,
thti,rf,ei.rj Je,ri!thSj tKbtan.
J ef!! !A,-eao ? 8fj- t4i' re.a'bVeat;
! bth-ajy', betf ae'n-Wutsap
1 4 ..fiabUUt,6e;'at
Dert41hlUn(4udi;..iV OBiriber Of
srriala-'jrtc(s',tltat'''extend like long
) P' fne fertile region north
' and'kVof it principal body. The last
f Pr fi$f .ufldlyided ,wj"l.imost
I 2.000 mile in" rengfh frOm east '.to west,
I and ner.ryI,006li average breadth from
f nbrtK oooth! t Thl meatis srt approxl
f mate area ' of "S.WivMO stiliare miles. iAn
J equal t the whole of 'Europe;' 'without
f h Seattdlnivian peninsula v PoMUcally,-
j me oanara oeiongs'm the various Ooua
I tries which border it o"Vhlch exereie
t a protectorate over lands that n
I 7 -
i Vupkl(? empire,
Vferla-and Taitit.
rfiWfU- nJgHBoring por-
f """ISKM1 of the
j territory" belongsto France, along with
t the French Congi andfhe colony on tbe
Sengal. , s. i , , ,
- ''Sahara Cb.aratvrisMes. '1 ''
j, -fihlcf . among tbe remarkable features of
. the gteof'Sahara Is, perbapa, Its dlstliibti
I of outline." SUndltig 0ri ilho outnera
;i elope p(. thf , Atla. rang a,' one look out
j upon wh baW-almost the pearanc of a
; boundljjfs sea,- wBtBb forma, i tc wert.k
bold coastllpe, along. It. nor"tbern edge.
whose, sheltered .bays snd commandlngi
promotorle are occupied by, a series of
towns and villages. Toward the south,
r as- In Moroco ihd 'Algeria.," (hi deseirt
,ome to r cl(;:hj'isoroMdaJltle' ana.
suoaeniy as jr u had( been uUof with a
knife: in others it merge15 gradually inio
.he wdl-wateretf n,drin.tawJs ktAhk
JSoudan. This sea-Uke-hspbt of Weruttr
portlonsof the &th given rise
to'-fhweh popular misconception as to It
jeneraTaptlearaBceHand ha even affected
hs ideee and pHraseology f some scien-writeria-ltUftotat
all the low'
'"?!?,3J.'ftt i widely euppoaed to
J ''ri;;W?t X!ttH,fo the most
-fafied Surface and Irregular- formation.
Aoown as tiarhmanlav plateaus, of-firm
' lay,lfrfcty- ffelds of' loose atones and
; wa.torbble, hallow basins filled ,
with very salt water, and ar.d steppes
covered. wt). sage trjiiih are Interspersed
with" the. famous sani-dunes which give
chActfe JfJJ.'thls tetniarkabla 'iragioh.'
Thoe terrible expanses ,of .shifting sand
o fine that it actually 'penetrate 'th
Mtt S? the traveller and, mak bresthlng
distressfufrklie chleny toward" th eaat. W
tb eastern Erg, a it 1 Called. In the
, Libyan desert there are uch expanse of
vast and unknown JlmiL In the western
Erg fTOnt.;Se(Asatiec4irt to south t
Cape Blanco a broad belt of dunes called
leldi of Gldi-from the Berber word for
dunes-extend tlifrteen.flrondred miles
northeejwith bre!0tbfroa) nfty 'to
'tT, t '
This Is-Jtia-igion: Wnlch- from the high'
lands of Algeria and Morocco look so
muck like a'ttormHMied sea." The dune
In allarts of the; Sahara, He generally In
loaa wriuHaang lines, very like the billow
of .tW ocawltb gradual slope to wind
'r'fBr 'wp 'descent 'leeward
Tbeyitr-4(Kially atfct$ jto- aeventy. feet -in
heli)tvare said to attain In some
places fully SOO feeA,, The sand hat
forms them 1 exceedingly fyie. being
in fact, the dust of rock battered and
powdered Jy. .the action of centuries of
fierce windrand Tamiee teat by day ana
brp chill '.by nlgbt. In this eondlUon
every llgtet breeae 1 lufTldent to rale
1 It in choking clouds, though the amaslng
reports o .frlghtfu.1 . sandstorms which
overwhelm whole caravan bethg th com
mon thing la tbe desert are mere fairy
tales. Under the MOuericO'f ,tfc winds,
all the dune are subject ' to a certain
amount of continual dhange. of course.
but their o.ufl!b(ru$i (rt such that in topoJ
grapmo distribution they are corapara
thely permanent Some of them even
liave name of their own.
In any discussion of the recognition of
, fa great wast it must bs borne la mind
At least two good, ubetantlalAmefican
citizens, respected and Influential In their
respective communities, have within the
last two weeks called upon their congress
men in. Washington asking, their advice
a to the transmission of money to Spalh
to assit.a wealthy, relative, who is held
as a. political prisoner. , "'
A incredible a it may, seem, that hoary
fraud-known a" the "Spanish swindle"
1 UH-being successfully j .worked ." On
American citizens.
Though the fraud ha been expoied per
haps in , every newspaper of th land for
twenty y ears ,ynen off means and normal
intelligence have 'cotidued', to our their
gooddoiiars Jntotheat.lJJe;,,".i The
cheiiieJ'wa'aVexpoS iedifnij. speofalwarnlng
sent out from tne'fIpartment of Stat4
in .a circular, dated October. 190. This
circular -sw'a geht broadcast 4- over - the
country and was published In news
papers from on end of the country to
the other. It gave the scheme in detail,
describing how confederates In the United
(Stirteef gathered : inthnate Information 'of
the family history of the intended victim,
how this information 1 transmitted to
confederates in Spain' and how It 1 fol
lowfcd -up -by '"correspondence from ari al
leged plest, who claim to-be the only
tfwl Of AVolltlcaf 'prisoner In Spain.
Thrf recipient lot the correspondence In
America 1 "a distant relative of the
.prUonejy who the latteriha neVef seen."
ne is appealed to to assume tn guardian
ship" of the prisoner' ' young' daughter
and to, share a email -fortune that goes
with her. "Thirty thousand dollar fcf
thl money i now on deposit in an Amer
ican bank, but the deposit certificate are
In a valiee that ha been oonflecated by
the Spanish authorities. A little advance
is necessary to pajMhe court costs and
recoverthe valise with the deposit cr-
urwatea," i, ,-
The -prisoner la reported a In a dying
condition, Knd 1 anxiou to place hlj
daughter In th safe hand of hi Ameri
can relative before h dies. ThJfirt
letter are followed tip by one 'announcing
the death of the prisoner, bvt' the priest
lias been entrusted' with' the transfer f
tneguardianshlp and; the fortune. , .Thl
letter I. also usually accompanied by? a
newspaper clipping giving, details ot tbe
aeam oi me ppimcaj prisoner,, and also
hintjflg cunningly of ;, fhev confiscated
valise and the darling daughter- . . .
This usually catches the. unwary, and
the little advance of good American dol
lar I forthcoming. The Spanish "rela
tW?ti&D9$? ?' .ftjeh o the true history
arwife farnilyitrefhae he cannot but be
genuine.-Waahlngton Star.
Chejnlstrr' Reveals the Various Ele.
- ' meats In Hli'WonderftU .: "
V1 " '., . ' -". , I'ake-t'p,.',' ' ' ,. " ,' '
Do you know wnat you aref x
Jfoti tar 10 djfttVki eggv. 'I, V
,VTou,rotr teenn;njii"u4
Tou are S,M cublo feet of gal.
Votf are 'twenty' fcanaiis and a cake of
toap. " . - ' ' ' - -
Ybu1 are the" heads of enough matches
to 'fill f i.Mt box.. . . i , i ,
-Tou jjar. the. ,cpntent. ofr hydrogen
balloon big enough' to 'lift' you above th
clouda i
Furthermore, you are six teaspoonful
of alt, ji' 6owJ' of sugar and ten gallon
Of waterj.;,(.ii5; ;'V ,.
And perhaps you are surprised and In
credulous.' 4 But the chemist assure us
thatch human, body contain th in
gredient apecflei -In th list The fig
ure r "predicated- on a bodv weirh.
Ins1 '1M pounds: JjoM poinlJ6ff arithm.
tfosen eggs and the rest of IL -'
Thi aiiflyi .pf the fcbemltr explain
a number. ,of. human pleopmei)a ,Tak
th eggS.l'foflnila"hce. Whenn'th fact
I..000 ttrmly grasped that every in
ffivI'dtiBl is 100 dozen eggs, more or less,
it is not .dlfflculf to understand why
ome of; them We so easily broken up
and disastrously affected 'when they are
beaten, and why other devolop a yellow-
streak and turn Out. bad. Every on
has heard of persons who.-wer addled.
Or hard-shelled. Perhaps som subtle
explanation of baldness may be Implied
.about eggs,
M the fundamental truth!
itl' not hard to detect the
1 ISM feet of gas. A word or two
hrwdly pointed will usually Up hi tank
nd Indue a flow which, can be shut off
only. With' th irruin ;rfii.,i, r- -
tain cWuhisanee 1ncldenal to a demo
cracy me now la spontaneous and volun
Ury.. The chemist do notpectfy In their
muH&m what kind of gas It is. but
the assumption is safe that it ie not of
th illuminating sort Undoubtedly the
uppljr.-r.unji much higher than the stated
amoupt in given cases. -
Everybody -knows ; the, man who t
harp a tacks,; and the other one with
an trin constitution or a steely eye 'i- or
th person of penetration; or th on1 who
can bold down a Job: or has to be driven
before be wHI. accomplish anything. Every
one" gets V'llttle rusty v no w 'and then.
Perhaps when a man 1 said to be crooked
the meaning Is that his tenpenny nails
have hem .trying to . do the work of x
penny nails."
We know now what happen when a
man get ""all lit" up.r : n'hufWenty
flvs candle that furnUh the Rumination.
And we know why ome person are
more trlUtant than other. It i because
ther candle are In better commission.
And we can comprehend mor clearly
than ever why others are touchy and
flare up under friction. It Is caused by
jUe many thousands of match head la
r may .he either the een41a..thej;v.j..,r .
match heads that make them splutter.
. We all go up In the air once In a while.
It is no longer cause for anxlety. It is
(nothing '"but "the' hydrogen : "we ontaln.
Whea tbe hydrogen gets beyond control
we live In' the clouds a state of existence
more unsatisfactory to those remaining
on ths ground than to those aloft. When
the match heads are too incenantly agi
tated or the candles lighted up too fre
quently, there Is danger that the hydro-
gen will be set off. In which case one
goes all to pieces.
There are some who will believe that
the estimate of sugar Is too low, but ha'
Is a personal matter that may be' aJ
Jueted to.' mutual satisfaction' by those
conerned. . . ., . "'';
Undoubtedly exolanation of mamv more
human phenomena ' may be derived trqm
th facts supplied by the chemist. -Tl)
are submitted; merely as suggestions, to
itlm'ujate thoughtful rumination. Chicago
Tribune. ;
He Had aa Explanation;-1
A committee has the state senator on
th carpet. '.
' Didn't you promise, u we eiectea you.
to get our county good roads?''-. ; v t
"Why, -certainly, gentlemen.'!-' .- - -.
"Did you do It?" ,, -
"No. Tou see, airships are - getting
very, common new. ' I thought we d better
wait a few year. Maybe w won't need
any roods at all then. Fine weather for
corn, Isn't It?" Kansas City Journal. -
Poletea Paraarrapks.l j ,
Better a slip of the foot than a slip of
the tongue. f
Many a tneatrtcai aavance ageni mane
a show of nimw. ... i
A woman Is thankful ror little tningv--
if she bs small . feet. a.
Platonic love is someumig use per
petual motion a beautiful theory that
nobody has been able to work, out.
Chicago News.
. lata Treat Jft 'tettlf.V:'
NEW ORLEANS, La.; Auf. la-pnder-
accredlted to the American 8ugaf com
pany from 1901 to 1907 amounted to $106,533;
ua.iuatlon.of uaur entries at thl' port
according to figure announced today by
Collector of Custom Hebert. If settle
ment is not made It is seja in matter
will be referred to the federal attorney
her for action. ,'-. ,. ,
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,..-:r.' . -.v'.-n -y.,-r- : -. i.-. . -
rN announcing this greai' final clearance sale" of all our fine summer dresses, we
want to say that' never before have we ina4e'5uch a:great sacruice. uur poucy
of not WLrryina: over roods from one seasonio another compels us, in this instance,
to take a tremendous loss. This wonderful offer will be the biggest dress bargain
event of the entire year.
u i
All Our Fine Lingerie, Marquisette, Q
If I I a -a 'All.- AJ "
uone ano Linen urcsses. sold at lo,
$17.50, $19.50, $22.50 and $25.00,
v : , i . '- ''' '
n Sale Saturda v . ..
Hundreds of new smart.mbdels just. arrived." 5
525, 529.75, 535.00 and up.
1510 D6ugi
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Anthracite (Hard) Coal 7
Scranton and Lohigh, All Standard Sizes, $11 Por ton
" The black, shiny kind,' .wi$t the lowest perwntae-of-slate-an'.bone..''.;?' .,- . -. .. . ,4, h . ,., . , , !
Anthracite Nut Number 2 size; $10.00 per ton any wherein Omaha and suburbs..., ,; :- 't:y': ,;
yur &v,.a nui is peivsmaner size w vwuuuwu uw uesiuuii auu esm ue. uuroegiin, ioe. mgqesi; aegree 01 saws-
; m.i -,i i faction ia any base burnecnq njtatter how large: Measure the openings between the grate barslin-your stove land you will ..- .Wv,t
tvt ;;;;-;fmclthey;will in no case exceed .of an inch;1 generally they 'are nly'n ' tp?: ,V?UCX!Z
,'vi.m"- : Don't let anyone'tell you'No.2 Nut can't be biraedih your st'6ve.v Try it forurself.: ' "'V-;;!
; Bituminous (Soft) Coal ; x : ;
:"::V. ' ; , ' ; ;;r'. r "Tbrr Id . Nut," . 6;50 Por Ton ' " . - ""
Absolutely,' Jllin6is best," Thoroughly screened at the mine and rescreened at our yards. "Torrid" nut has held its' own
and inadfe many new friends through' Jpng" years. of cbmpetitive' strife. ' , i(
" To do thillt must beallMe clahn'fo.r. it. ; -' ' ; "i -: .' '
Block, $5.50 Por Ton
-r-.' . . t .. --. . ,-.--t---. ' ' ; .:
Cheapest and best from; Iowa: s Some. people prefer this to other coals that cost more money. We keep' it in stoci'be-
cause our. customers like it. Good reason good coal. ' , , ::'
,:Mpkx (Colorado), $8.50 ar Ton
.- - '.-.. . v., ', . . .,' . ', .- .. . . . ...
; This is the "cream" of Colorado, coals from the famous M Pinnacle mine in Boiitt county.
It looks good enough to eat and everybody, likes it. The "peer" of all western coals and the best by far of any stove
coal ever sold in Omaha: We call it "Apex" (our own trade name), and will make an affidavit, if necessary, that every pound .
we sell comes from the "Pftmacle mine" and no other. All of this coal is as clean as the samples in our offices and absolutely
free from .impurities' of any kind. ' --w ' -. y .' ; """ ; '
(Wyoming), $7.00 Per Ton
Jliike Lignite Coalt , A. great many people -do. Carney vein is the best there is. We have it and our r)rice is right.
Smokeless, Bootless, and a free, clean burner. This is an excellent coal, for the kitchen range. - We do not' recommend it for
furnaces.. K ,;' ' " - ' '' . . .1 :. , ": ' ' "
ammoth Voin SmokolocG (Colorado), 58.00 Por Ton
This is a very high grade lignite. Comes into Omaha on the Rock Springs freight rate and is as good as 95 per cent of
the Bock Springs coals for which you pay $8.50 and $9.00 per ton. Strictly high grade, smokeless ' and Bootless and guar
anteed to W absolutely free from impurities of any kind. Good coal for all domestic purposes and r well Worth the money.'
Sobastian Smokoloss (Arkanoao), 53-00 Por Ton
The. "premier" furnace coal. Most heat for your money.' The highest degree of satisfaction with the least effort.
Pennsylvania anthracite is too high. We know it, but can't help it. 'Sebastian Smokeless" is the only logical substi
tute There are other so-called substitutes, but they won't do, and the least said about them, the better. 4 " '
" This is absolutely. the same coal as the "Celebrated Pocahontas," the standard fuel of the United States navy soft and .
friable, but cokes perfectly. The slack '.'cokes" and burns exactly like the lumps. No waste, no smokej no soot, just intense
heat and satisfaction. Ask our' many Satisfied customers.. Apply at our office for their nam'es.and addresses.
The ooals mentioned above are only a few of our leaders. We handle 'everything in the fuel and building material line.
DIroctpry of Outcido ards and Officos: - i
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North Tardar 20th and Iiartf St., 22d and Ixkrd St., Tel. Doug! as 72.
South Yard 24th and Spring Sta., Tel. Douglas 75.
West Yard Dodge Street and M. P. Belt Line, TeL; Harney 2180.
South Omaha Office 402 North 24th SU, South Omaha, Tel. South 00.
OUR SLOGAN--2001 Pounds-A "Muir'Ton Every Time
; ' 'Main Office-1603 Farnain St., .pmaha; Neb; Tel. Doug. 429. - ,"l