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The Nebraska Independent
JULY 12, im
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The Fierce Caterpillar
A more harmless, Inoffensive creat
ure does not crawl than the common
garden caterpillar, yet this small worm
will put up an appearance so fierce
upon occasion as to frighten Its ene
mies away. Soft and pulpy, with no
defensive or-offensive weapons, this
destroyer of cabbages and lettuces
wll bluff Itself into a veritable arm
ored cruiser and frighten many more
formidable insects into ungovernable
flight. Its method of procedure is
like this: . Immediately anything ap
proaches, the "slow moving,' fat cater
pillar raises its hairy body, ' wags a
formidable looking head and looka the
essence ot strength and defiance, so
much so that it requires a' bird of a
particularly valiant disposition to : at
tack It. Chicago Record-Herald.
gas at $1.30 per thousand. Our gas
bills would average about $3 per
month. We used the coal range Man
day and Tuesday for washing and iron
ing, and burned a little less than a
half ton of coal a month at a cost of
about $3. The average monthly cost
of operating was therefore about $6
for kitchen coal and gas, with an ad
ditional cost for carting away the
ashes.
"Many readers will be surprised to
learn that my average monthly cost
for electricity for two years has been
$6.69 a month, or only 10 per cent
higher than ' coal or gas. There are
no ashes to cart away, no fires to
build, and the electric system offers
a neat, clean, healthy kitchen."
House Without a Chimney
, The only man in modern times who
owns and occupies a house without a
stove or chimney H. W. Hlllman of
Schenectady, N. Y. entertainingly de
scribes his experiences in Technical
World Magazine for July.
: "We entered the new house in Sep
tember, 1905. The electric kitchen
equipment was connected within two
minutes from the time the table was
taken off the wagon; and there was
no waiting around for the stove man
to come and connect up the stove, fit
the stovepipe, build the fire, etc. For
nearly three years we have cooked
and baked by electricity daily, and
the new kitchen, therefore, has no
coal or gas range.
"As regards costs of operating, the
most Intelligent way to explain this
Item is to draw comparisons with
monthly cost of operating with coal
and gas. The writer has had ten
years' experience with kitchen range,
with coal at $6.50 per ton on the aver
age; also six years' experience with
Barefooted Waiting Maids in Japan
Unless there are ladies among the
guests the wife and daughters of the
host do not appear at dinner in Japan.
Before the meal begins It is customary
for them to bring small cups of tea
and dainty confectionery, when they
take their survey of the party. If
gentlemen only are present the Japa
nese hostess disappears after the
greeting is over and does not return
until the guests are taking their de
parture. At a signal from the host
barefooted waiting maids, dressed in
graceful and prettily tinted kimonos,
bring in lacquer tray, bearing tiny
covered bowls. Before setting the
trays on the table the maids sink
gracefully to their knees and bend
forward till their foreheads touch the
floor. Then they serve dinner, which
is of several courses. Smith Weekly.
Dandies of Papua
Even the natives of Papua have
their fine gentlemen, their dandies.
To rank in this class the young man
Is compelled to lace his waist and to
have a nose ornament of polished)
shell. But, as an explorer says, "very
few young blades can afford to pos
seas one, and accordingly It may be
lent either for a consideration, or as
a very special favor. The possessor
of one of these ornaments could easily
buy a wife for It, and sometimes It
is paid as a tribal tribute by oue
should he have to pay blood money
or be unable to give the statutory pig
as atonement for a murder." Papuan
husbands, too, have a primitive way
of dealing with their recalcitrant
wives. A man named Gedon had a
shrewish helpmate whom he attempt
ed to take according to this method:
"He would pick, up a billet of wood
when she was halfway ; through a tre
mendous scolding and give her a ter
rific blow' over the back. Thereupon
ensued pandemonium. ' The other
men and women would gather round,
jabbering, but they would make no at
tempt to stop the beating once it had
begun."
King Menelik is prep; red to welcome
the attention of all. t tie powers, con-
eludes the Herald. , , ,. 1
A Paris newspaper announces the.
departure of a comipi rcial mission to
Abyssinia, organized by the French
government and carrjing a collection;
of samples forwarded by the various;
French chambers of rummerce.
Different Mow
Precept Upon Precept
Cavalry Drill Sergeant (who has
just been thrown from hU horse)
Here, what are you fellor s laughing
at? I was only showing you how It
should not be done. Fliegende Blatter.
Development of Abyssinia
King Menelik has caused a start
to be made on the second section of
the Abyssinian railway, and a host of
men are engaged in preparing the
track for the-rails, says the Glasgow
Herald No one European power
claims at present a privileged position
in the Ethopian kingdom, and all pro
test their respect for its independence
and the open door of commerce. Ger
many, who Is sending over a remark
able expedition to Abyssinia, says
that the equality of commercial op
portunity is all that she desires, while
First Gentleman (entering the
apartment of seebnd gentleman) :5
"About a year ago k challenged me
to fight a duel." ; . ,-
Second Gentleman (sternly); "I
did. air." 1 '
First Gentleman: .''And I told you.
that I had just got :rc rrld, und I did
not care to risk my ife at any haz
ard." , : .
Second Geutleniac (haughtily) V:
"Well, my feelings have changed; any.
time you want to fight, let me know,"
Human Life. I , f
A Yielding Deposition
"Do you think that tUe railway will
yield anything?" ? '
"Yes," answered Sciator Sorghum.'
"I am confident that whatever hap
pens they will contf flute to yield a
profit." Washington tar.
Naturally
B.-y What's time. mlter?
The Major (think! to Inculcate
good manners) If wlitt? If what, my
boy?
Boy If you've got a watch, The
Tatler. . , J
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