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PRETTY AND HARMLESS BQMB
Device Would Seem to Be a Decided
Improvement on the Old-Fash-
t A toy bomb ihnt" really explodes Is
the novel lilcn of Louis F. Duck of De
Knlb, III, It Is quite safe for young
sters' use, and exciting.
'Jhe plaything Is of wood. TIip body
of tliq bomb is spherical, but; with it
neck Into which a plug (Its. Upward
from the plug extends n little rod
which passes through n disk, and upon
tno rod, nbove the disk, n rubber liend
tits. The liend is shaped like n cork,
with n hole through It to admit Ibo
rod, and It curries throe feathers.
Two or three pnper caps arc put In
the bottom of the hole in the bomb
Pleating and Harmless.
body. Then the plug Is pushed Into
the hole so thnt its lower end sliiill be
In contact with the caps. The rubber
bead that carries the feathers is stuck
on the, upper end of. the rod and the
bomb Is ready for use.
Tho way to use It Irf to throw it up
Into the air, or drop It from it height
upon a linrd pavement. The shock of
the Impact explodes the caps with a
loud report, the force of the explosion
erring to throw the fealhcr-hcadcd
plug up Into the air.
Tim plug goes up with the feathers
downward, btit reverses anil deseeitiU
to the ground with a whirling (notion,
caused by tho fenthors, thnt Is tilth
' gether delfghtfill.--l,hlhidelphlu Led-
"Plant That Produce Wax.
-In1 the noVtii oi' Texas there Is n vast,
wild country' which Is "paved wttli
gold", for tho onjerprlslngspeculntor,
Here one can ride overland for slx
days without ever being out of night
of4,nc cnndellllu plant a weed from
which a very high grade of wax li
made. Huge fortunes await the men
who will develop the Industry of wax
making. As yet, only six factories ar
working, The caudelUla plant growi
from ono to three feet high, and nt
many as 5,000 stems come from tin
same root. It nourishes In (he poor
est soil, and reproduces itself,, aniiunl
ly. The cost of labor is tow, nnd tin
supply of material Incredibly vast. Tin
wax Is made by boiling ttttd stcumliif
tho,' weed. Tho cruile wnx Is rellner"
uttd used In making candles, phono
graph records, polishes, varnishes ani
even linoleum. And from the fibroin
wnM0"fc Uod quality of paper Is turned
cut. itoutrenl Herald.
WHAT A BLUFF
"(" your new typewriter named
'You always use that name when
you talk In your sleep."
"Well she does such poor work
that she Is always on my mind."
Sparrow -Snake's Last Meal,
.When walking through' Hie Ileitis, in
Ontario1 reader wtyn, jie heird the ttr
, rifle chirping njid rjuitterlng of a
f ground stiurrowi ns ihough In fear
. Hlnvestlgntwl and found blnci
snake that looked ns though It Jhu
swallowed nn apple. Ho killed tin
snake anil, cut H in tty. Just below
the, -swelling In It )oi and shoot
, out- stjinll sparrow;. The filrd opener:
its tr.OHth to 'chirp hut couldn't, nnc"
OfcMsWvlilantly fivtyi suffocation. The
jNHike which was lijlled a couple oi
jmrtic frora the bird's nest iaeusnr)
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TEAR UP pAMED COUBLEWAY
First Pavement Trod by Warbound
Yanks In France la About to
undergo Repairs. ,
The cobblestone roadways of the
quays of Hrest, franco, are being re
paired. Veteran cobblestones that felt
Hie trend of armies from a new land
or bore upon tkem the weight of pris
oners from the country beyond the
Ilhlne as they worked and watched
these same now armies disembark are
passing Into the discard. Long and
well they hnvo served their time, giv
ing plnco to new and younger ones
which arc being inld by men as old us
the service of those others.
Not much sentiment about cobble
stones, think the old men of Brest as
they dig them up and toss them con
temptuously aside for the newer nnd
less worn ones, yet back In 'America
the cobblestones of "Hrest will linger
long In the memory of nltnost 2,000,000
The cobblestones of Hrest offered
to countless men of the new Amer.'vau
armies their first march on the soli
of France. What doughboy will ever
forget them ns descending from the
steamer with heavy pack nnd rllle, lie
stumbled and clattered across them?
As they were the first of French soil
to be beneath his feet, so were they
the last, ns with victory in his kit,
with the mud of the Argonnu still on
Ids shoes, lie slipped gleefully over
them to the waiting transport and
Worn smooth by army trucks nnd
tiie tramping of men, the old stones
have done their bit. The only echo
of thoee other dnys thnt has come to
them has been In the trucks of the
American Red Cross, which continue
still to roll from cargo bont to ware
bouse carrying supplies thnt the peo
ple of Europe might live.
Poisoned by Spider Bite.
Even the true tarantula is scarcely
more venomous than the spider, of
which Dr. T. T. Turpin of Esmeralda.
Coahiln, Mexico, surgeon of the Sier
ra Mojnda mines, writes to the Journal
of the American Medical association:
"The spider that I have known as
a poisonous one is found In tunny
places In southwest Texas und north
em Mexico. It Is small and black,
w(th a white cross on the buck. The
bito lo distinctly painful and produces
swelling. The spot bitten is generally
so small that It Is hardly uoticcnblt
the next day. After the llrst hour
there is no noticeable local symptoms,
but within n short time after the bite
there 1 Intense pain In the chest, pal
pitation of the heart said difficulty In
"I was tho victim of such a blt
and I have seldom hnd more bevcro
pain. I have never thought myself
In more danger of- death tliun I did
during the two days when I was ill,
during which I felt It necessary to take
nenrly u grain of morphine with utrn
pin. "None of niy other cusos seemed
ns severe ns was my own, but several
patients were qulto sick for two dnys."
English Strolling Players.
Ten strolling players six women
und four men arc traveling the high
ways and byways of England carrying
a tnenter neatly packed up.
They represent tho Arts League of
Service, ono of the. objects of which
Is to taku art In every form Into the
heart of rustic life, The players travi
el In easy stages., of about ten miles u
day by motor lorry and use local halls
where possible, but sometimes play In
thu open ulr. The lorry's acetylene
headlights, they find make excellent
"Wo put up at very varied places,"
one of the purty toltln reporter. "Onu
night wc are the guests of the locul
squire and the next, perhaps, wo are
enjoying the hospltullty of u miner's
The. programs consist of three short
plays together with songs and dances.
The scheme Is beginning to be self
supporting. Canada's Auto Industry.
A preliminary survey of the auto
mobile Industry for the calendar year
of 1010 has been completed by the
Dominion bureau of statistics. Three
different sections cover automobiles,
accessories nnd repalra, respectively.
The capital Invested In the Industry
totals $07,000,000. of which Ontario
accounts for more than $18,000,000,
with a total of (HO out or the l.'JUll
plants throughout the Dominion. The
total number of employees is l!i,0SL
with n payroll of over $10,000,000. In
HUO there were 01,257 touring curs
manufactured In Canada, with a value
of over $52,000,000. Trucks numbered
7,527, with an aggregate vulue of
Delaware River Power Plan.
Announcement of u proposed plan
to develop over a half million kilowatts
In water power on the Delaware river,
at a total cost estUnated at 2(H) mil
lion dollars, appears In a recent Issue
of Electrical World, Active work will
be commenced us soon us uutliorlxn
tlou Is received from the federal wa
fer power commission. The plan culls
fur the construction of four dams, with
an nverngvt head of 80 feet. A steam
power plant with u capacity of ono
hundred thousand kilowatts .will be
erected somewhere In New Jersey In
order to supplement se hydroelectric
plant durbig scusons of low water.
"How many bad things the neigh
bors' children do VihlcH their parents
are sure tht-y wouldn't do," DfttrolJ
DAKOTA GGUNW IfRKAtD ' "
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When I was ft boy tlici'e caino to me
Tim wlp of a Hover drawn
A laughing lad who was made for mirth
And happiness supreme.
And over the sea and round the world
Wo wandered und roved together,
A tilt of a sons hi the hearts of. Us
In fair nnd stormy weather.
But I.lfe took Its toll, and tide, nnd lime.
And quavering grew the song,
And da a ho short when we both were
Now old, nro gray and long. ,
But yet of a night when sighs the wind
And shining the starry sky, ''
We meet nnd talk as old 1nen are wont
Of the glad old days gone by,
And once again we ore laughlne lads
Qnyly and In Arte feather,
A lilt of boiik In the lieurU of us
We tramp old tralla together.
Edmund I.cuiny In New York Sun.
MAN'S MORAL CENTER FOUND
English Phyjlcian Claims to Have
Made Discovery That Apparently
Is of Great Importance.
Medical men are debating the rec
ently published conclusions of Dr.
William Urownlng on the subject of
the crime center of the human bmlu.
It was stntod by Dr. Browning that
although n person has no "bump" for
crime. In (lie same way that he mi'.y
have a "bump" for music or mntlie
mntles, tho sent of the moral' sense
(the sense which helps us to dis
tinguish between right nnd wrong) Is
not in one of the glniulo, as lots always
been supposed, but In the right frontal
lobe of the brain.
Ever since the days of the great
Greek physician, Hippocrates, scien
tists have been trying to discover the
location o' mnn's moral center. So
far, however, we have hnd to be con
tent with the knowledge that the stru'e
tiue of the head of the criminal has
mnrked features, such as a low fore
head, ears situated below the level of
the eyes, ntid so on.
The Importance of the new dis
covery lies In the fnct that It may
enable crime to lie cured by surgical
operations. London Tit-UIts.
AND ALWAYS MARKETABLE
Miss Homely: Beauty's but a fad-
Youth (with business mind): Butt
a blooming fine asset in the business
of love, Miss Homely.
Almost on Roof of World.
Tho .highest known Inhabited house
In the Worhf Is near the summit of
Dpnkla puss, In the north of Slkklur.
Tibet. It Is a stojie hovel, occupied;
b.v n Tibetan guard or outpost of four'
or five men. The height of tl.e pass
Is 18,100 feet by trigonometrical stir.
vey, ami 18.J0O feet by the nnerold
readings At thnt height the amount
of oxygen lit tho atmosphere Is only
half that at sea Je,vel Tibetans enn
stand this, of course, as their plateau
Is generally between 15,000 und 10,000
feet. The fact that this hovel Is only
occupied for n few weeks In the height
of the summer rather spoils Its rec
ord as the highest Inhabited houj.
There Is a hovel In the Andes where
Peruvian shepherds live till tho jeur
round nt n height of 17,100 feet.
German Bees for Belgium.
German repartition experts, having
caught und delivered the rabbits,
pheasants and other wild game do
miinded .by tlie reparations commis
sion, aro now engaged In collecting
bees for delivery to Franco and Bel
gium. Twenty thousand swiirms must
be delivered to France and !100 to Bel
glum within the next few' days. The
bee hunters have been given u respite
until next spring in turn over the rest
of tho requisition wherewith Germany
May Be Sorry for This Theft.
Someone stole 12 guinea pigs from
a barn near the statu house In Provi
dence, It. L, where tlie animals, owned
by the stnto board of health, were be
ing kept for experimental purposes.
Two of the pigs were Inoculated with
tubercular germs, two others with the
germs gt rabies. The state bacteriol
ogist says he Is anxious to locate tlie
pigs or the, man who stole them, not
so much to recover the animals as to
let It he known what u dangerous Io(
According to Schedule.
"How wu.i the purty when you
"Was Blbbles thorer
"Yes. Il was telling that funny
story of his about King Solomon ami
the utieen of Sheba." " .
"That usually comes along about
the sixth drink. Ho won't, begin to
recite 'The Haven' until he's bad ten."
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Christian Chronology Really Quite
Simple Matter, Though It Requires
a Lit!? Explanation.
Using the birth of Our Lord f a
Mnrtlng point for counting time did
not become genernl until the Chris
tian religion bad made considerable
progress. Some confusion arises from
overlooking the fact that the ancient
nations had their own systems nnd
their own starting points, For In
vtuncc, tlie Ilomnns counted from the
founding of their city, Koine, nnd
when Our Lord was born It was tlie
year 75.T according to Itomnn chronol
ogy. Having tnken the year In which
Our Lord was born ns the starting
point of tlie new or Christian chronol
ogy, the years preceding that starting
point could only be counted us years
before Christ and the farther you go
hnck Into the past the greater their
number, -Just ns the greater the num
ber the farther you come down from
the starting point towards the pres
ent. There is nothing confining In
this, and the same principle Is ap
plied on . any through railway time
table. A transcontinental time-table
counts distances from u terminal
both ways, one way east and the
other way west. In our chronology
the year of the birth of Our Lord Is
thp starting point, nnd the years nre
counted botli ways those thot had
pnssed before thnt event nnd those
thnt have passed since thnt event.
This pystem Is, of course, In use only
In Christian countries. The Jews be
gin to count from the creation, and
there is no counting backwards be
cause it Is Impossible to go back of
USED SYSTEM- OF HIS OWN
Professor Refused to Allow Proper
Spelling to Weigh at All Heavily
Of course "enough" spells "nuff" and
yet "calf" is' not spelled "caugh."
School boys, seasoned business men,
not to mention school teachers, often
find the spelling of the English lan
guage a bit troublesome. But here Is
a one-time university professor and
now eminent scientist who not only
admits that spelling "gets him rattled,"
but goes bo far as to Invent his own
form of spelling, which exactly follows
out the sound of the word.
Hence we find such sentences as
these In a recently Issued volume by
the anthropological department of the
"Hlz hair wuz stll black."
"The jtwo ritings when they wer don,
Ov course wer not nllke."
"Some paragrafs ov biz-own wer
"I say az nenrly nz' possible be
ciiuz " : " iv--'
The author of the volume, which is
the translation of a legend of the
ICerclil Indians of Guatemala, Is Itob
ert lturkltt, an Englishman
Site's sorry now that she didn't spend
more time studying nnd less time on
prom v class day and simitar commit
tees when she was In school and she's
trying to make up for It by noting
down every new nnd unfamiliar word
sie hears to be looked up luter in the
dictionary. This habit caused her a
bit of eud'arrassment the other night.
A friend haa told her u new remedy
for sore throat and had wrlften down
Its lone nume on u clip of paper.
Going to Ihc.busy prescription coun
ter site handed, u slip of- pnper to a
clerk. He looked at It. He, Jooked
bard at It. The oilier .waiting custom
ers were beginning to get Impatient
.before he finally turned to the girl!
.. ,"I cun't figure It out," he admitted.
; "Why, It's slmple,"-st.e told him. "it's
for sore throats, see5 oh P She hud
started to read the "prescription"
afoud when she noticed she had hand
ed the wrong memorandum' to the
cleric. On It were the words:
"Precarious, Imperceptible." .
Some years ago, before prohibition
was In force, I was traveling, making
u great many small towns. As a rule
there was only one iotel In n town,
und Invariably a saloon In the same
building. 1 disliked this exceedingly,
nnd determined to avoid stopping at
Mich a plnco where possible. One eve
ning, alighting from a train In n small
town, I wns accosted by two local hotel
"Hotel, lady J"
I thought to myself, surely both of
these hotels do not run saloons,
Ho t said to the nenrest driver, "Does
your hotel have a saloon in connection
He replied, "No, lady, but we will
send out nnd get anything you want."
Paper Once Royal Gift.
There was a time when only tlie no.
blllty.ilhe great persohaged of history,
could. enjoy tVe use of puper, and then
In only the most meager quantities.
Only 1.8Q0 yeurs ago Htnperor Trajan
of Home Avas the delighted recipient of
a munificent gift conulstlng of 20 reams
of paper from nho emperor of China,
In that age and time, iiO reams of the
precious fabric; was considered u royal
glfi, Ipdeed, und only attentate with
the vast resources of China at his dta
posal could afford to give a present nf
One can Imagine the elation enjoyed
by Trajan upon receiving so great n
quantity of paper, and thus know that
Uirouifh such gecjeroslty he was to aug
ment h ttumber of volumes contained
la U library, f
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RECOfl'DS GflQWTH 0F TREE
Apparatus Known aa the "Dehdo
'graph" Doeu UcefuJ Work In Oar
dc;i pf llew York Park.
A tnuplo tree In tho Botanical gnr
lens qr Bronx park in New York Is
the subject of u very Interesting ex
jerlment. It Is being lined in a test of
he ilondrograph. un apparatus for
recording tlie growtli of n tree.
To n casual observer the tree op
years to lie merely the central sup
port of n wire cage, such" as might he
used for housing some small animal,
ind nmiiy lsltors possibly approach
It with thnt in mind. Tfiero?rnre four
square walls of wire und n roof, which
meets the tree trunk above.
A closer look reveals that there tiro
no animals or birds, although some
thing thnt looks somewhat tike n bird
home Is attached to a bracket at one
Mde. This In renlity Is the little tin
doue or cover of the recording' drum
of the dentlmgrtiph. .Other parts of
tlie apparatus 'nre tho collar nnd. belt
if blocks -which encircle the tree and
the recording rod which murks the
tree's growth on the cylinder. Thu
Dendograph in Pojltlon.
collar arrangement Is in contact with
tlie trunk of tho tree nt only two
The instrument was Installed before
growth started. It gives n continu
ous record of nil changes in volume
In the trunk of the tree. It records
these changes with extreme accur
acy. Having been satisfactorily Installed,
the dendograph needs no further ad
justment, or, In fnct, attention of any
sort, excepting thut once a week tho
clockwork must be wound and n ngw
tecord sheet placed on the recording
Tlie tree whose dally and hourly
groivth Is thus being noted and record
ed Is a young sugar maple about a
foot In diameter, a native tree, not
planted, but having .sprung from a
The otllclal memoranda accompany
ing the dendograph suited that 'the
instrument .consists '.essentially of a
bolt of blocks to bo "clamped around
the trunk of n tree In such iiinnner
that It is believed that no modifica
tion of the. growth action of the tree
Is caused except at tlie actual tangents
whore the blocks touch tlie tree. This
belt Of blocks servos ns a stable sup
port for the recorder and other pnrts
of the apparatus."
The essential feature of the apparat
us Is the yoke, made up of slotted bars
of barie, an alloy with a very low tem
perature coefficient, which Is held in
position by the upright "fingers" of
spring brns wire which "hold the
yoke In place without exerting any
notable pressure on thei trep.
The Waj Is Over. " t
The Woman was Jrjsslng a church
on a WMst-s,Ide corner. It was u crisp
evening nnd the electric light near by
circled full upon n crippled colored
man sitting on the top step of the
church entrance. His dclapldated army
hat' spelled ex-service man. As the
Woman slowed a Jaunty doughboy, enp
.set nt perilous angle, stopped nt the
foot of the stairs nnd breezed;
' "Hello, old fellow, what's the mat
ter?" . ' "
"All In, dead broke and hungry,"
wns tho reply.
The doughboy turned his pockets
out ruefully, und as a hit of smnl)
ehnnge clinked to tlie, shhiwnlk he
stooped, picked It up and handed It to
the other, with:
"I'll get some more soot), Hope It
brings yer luck." '
"Thanks, bo I" answered tlie other.
Tears made the Woman hurry on.
Edith How do you like being tn
gaged to Harry? '
Grace (a literary ulrl) Oh, It's
splendldl The dear fellow calls me a
poem, envelopes me In his anna and
seals It with a kiss.
Souvenir of Great Disaster. r
Made of u piece of onu of the rail
way, carriages wrecked In the Tuy
bridge dlsnster In, 1&70, a muff box
hu3 been bequeathed to the king by
tno will of James Tulloch, a laborer,
whose body was recently recovered
from the Itlver Alno nt Leeds. Tul
Ihcli's father, who worked near Tuy
bridge on the railway at the time of
the dUuster, was the maker of the
isuff box, .,..,.....
YnKNO Of JOHNNY'S MIND, ,
The teacher had asked the class to
And out what they could about the
equator for tho next lesson In geog
raphy. When the class came to recite,
Johnny' wis called upon first.
".lohpny,, wlint Is tho equate-?"
asked the teacher.
Johnny, who had forgotten to look
up the mnttor.'fnlled to nnswor.
"Who can tell us whnJL the equntor
Is?" urged tlie tcoclicr.
"Tlie equator is an Imrfglnnry line
running around the earth," recited
Fred, who had taken a sly peep Into
his geography while the teacher was
"Now, Johnny, you may go to the
board and write for us wlint you -have
learned about the equator."
, To the teacher's astonishment this
Is what Johnny wrote: "The quator
Is a menagerie lion running" around
the middle of the world."
"In these dnys of equal rights, men
arc going to be put to a severe strain
"As between tho opposing candi
dates, a fellow will have a time decid
ing whether he will swap his vote for
u cigar or a kiss."
A MEAN MAN
She Before we were married you
used to give me such lovely presents.
You never do now. -
He I dldift have to put up with
your presence the year around then.
First Pub. March 2, 1922 3w.
SKRVICK BY PUBLICATION.
Barney Meyer vill take notice thut
on the 11th day of February, 1922,
Sherman W McKinley, County Judge
of Dakota County, Nebraska, issued
an order of attachment for the sum
of 557.00 in un action ponding before
hint wherein tWm.- Tackaberiy Com
pany ls"p'laintiffnnd Barney Meyer is
defendant. That property of the
defendunt, consisting of .18 package
C'garettes, 150 Cigars, 145 Cans To
bacco, 9G Cans of Milk, 35 Cans q '
Peaches, 11 Cans of Pineapple, -)& ;
Cans Raspberries, 12 Cnnj Cherries, "
2 Cases P & 0 Sofcp 1 ase C &-W
Soap, 21 Can3 Peats, 12(1 Cans Beans,
-18 Cans Corn, 2 Cans Strawberries,
19 Cans Pears, lias .been attached un
der said order. Said Cause was con
tinued to the -30th day of March,
1922, at 10 o'clock A?M.
.Dated February 27, 1922.
VM. TACKATIERRY, Company,
First' Pub. March 2, 1&22 5w
Notice is hereby given that bv vir
tue of un order of sale issued by
Geo. J. Bonder, Clerk of tho District
Court of Dakota County, Nebraska,
and directed to me, Geo. Cain, Sher
ill' of Dakota County, Nebraska, com
manding me to sell the premises
hereinafter described, to satisfy a
certain decree of foreclosure of me
chanic's lien, of the smid District
Court of said County ahd State, ob
tained at the February, 1922, term
thereof in favor of Charles W. Shuno
nnd against Fred Miller und .Elsie
Miller, for the sum of two hundred
twenty-nino and 45-lQ0thg dollars,
,wjth interest nt 7 per cent per annum
1 from the Gth. day of February, 1922,
and his costs taxed at seventeen and
CO-lOOths dollars, nnd accruing costs.
I have levied on the following de
scribed prcp'ity, to-wlt: Lot three
(3), block tinee (3), Original Plat of
South Sioux City, Dakota County, Ne
braska, and I will on the third day
of April, 1922, at ten o'clock A. M.,
of said day at the south front door
of tho Court IIouso in Dakota City,
Dakota County, Nebraska, proceed to
sell nt auction to tho highest and
best bidder for cash, all of the above
described property or so much there
of ns may be necessary to satisfy
said order of sale, tho amount due
thereon in the aggregate being the
sum of 5229.45, with interest at 7
per cent per annum from February G,
1922, and prior taxed costs amounting
to ?17.50, and accruing costs.
Given undo- my hand this 1st day
of March, 19!2.
i GEO. CAIN,
Sheriff of Dakota County, Nebraska.
Dlt. S. J. I) A I LI
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