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A CHEAP WINDMILL.
Hon an Infsroioai rljrika Farnti
Constructed One at an Expense
of JuHt "LOU.
In the great arid west district sev
eral enterprising- settlers have bought
or fixed up various kinds of windmills,
turnips, hydraulic rams, etc., and made
the dry, parched desert blossom as the
rose. One of the most enterprising of
these industrious people is J. I,. l'rown,
if I'ufTalo county. Neb., whose "jrcs
devil' mill, illustrated herewith, was
made entirely by him of er.st-off farm
material except $1.5i for jas pipe for
axle. A similar mill can be made of
new material for five or six dollars.
This mill has furnished water since
1'.U for house, stock and a ten-acre
Mr. Krown'swill fans are made of cof
fee boxes and are two and one-half feet
wide, the wheel being nine feet in di
n meter. Holes are punched in. the sras
pipe axle to fa ten the arms to. The
ci auk is of two by four pine fastened
to the axle by a three-eighth biilt. The
wrist-pin that works the pitman is a
one-half wood screw three inches long
MTcwcii iiiio the crank. The lever tt
works the pump is probably even feet
long and is a two by four p'ne. The
fulcrum in all ea;es should beone-iuar-ter
the length of the lever; then it will
Hot break the pinup nor the mill when
btruek by sudden gusts of wind or
when running at high speed. A weight
should be fastened to one of the fans
to balance the weight to some extent
of the plunger of the pump; how heavy
it sh'Miid be can best be determined
by trial. Mine is about one pound;
the well being about -V feci deep it
does not take much power to lift the
Tin; wheel has eight fans. Many
make them with but four, but eight are
better, as it runs steadier in any wind
whether heavy or light. The box is
luade just large enough for the wheel
to turn nicely. If made too large, it
does not work so well. Set four two by
lour pine scantlings in the ground to
i.ail the boards to with one on each side
of the wheel on top for the axle to rest
on. The box for the axle to turn in
is cut into the two by four, another
piece is held in place over the journal
by wood screws to hold it down. This
has run since 'J4 and has worn but lit
tle in that time. The wheel is never
kept from running whether occupied
to ihe pump or not. as to lock it when
not wanted for raising would be move
apt to break the wheel than to let it
run. Mr. l'rown says that "it takes a
stronger wind to run it than it does
a well-made mill of the standard makes.
I presume it is more useful here than
it would be in other places, as our pre
vailing winds are north and south: we
Keidoin hrve winds from any other di
rection that would work any wheel.
The pump is more useful in seasons of
drought than at any other time be
cause we have severe drought hereorly
in seasons of high wind." Farm and
A NEW ERA COMING.
The Introduction of Motor Power
W 111 eeeaaltate the Making;
of Better Koada.
The propelling power of the future,
jj rural districts as well as in the Hies,
Will be electricity and compressed air.
The horseless age is almost upon us.
ireat factories are now preparing to
turn out motor vehicles by the thou
sands and hundreds of thousands, and
thereislittledoubtthat only a few years
will elapse before they will be in gen
eral use throughout the country. Not
only will motor and compressed air
vehicles be used for pleasure convey
ances, but they will be used for doing
the work of the farm and conveying
the products to the markets and ship
The use of this kind of vehicles wil.
necessitate 1he making of better roads.
They will prove an inestimable boon to
the farmer. Their advent into general
use means a new era for him. They
will do away with much of the
drudgery of farm life and add in nti
nerous ways to its pleasure and profit.
They will greatly lessen the cost of
transporting to market his products,
thus enabling him to realize more for
bis labor, even at the same prices. The
care and expense of keeping work ani
mals will be a thing of the past. Hut
unless the people of the country bestir
themselves for better roads the cities
will enjoy these luxuries for a genera
tion before they can be made practical
in the rural "districts. The State's
And Do It Wlthont Delay. " '
Call your neighbors together and d
rise some way for making the roads
good in your vicinity. V
The fruit and vegetable garden and
the' orchard combined make an excel
lent hoire sanitarium.
Am Ohio Man Telia How Officials Hit
the UrilNKc Where the Pub
lic Uucn't W ant It.
Thomas L. I'ogue, chairman of tilt
Dliio Division I.. A. W. Cood Koada
committee, has the following terse re
marks to make on "Draining the roads
Instead of the treasury:"
"if the modern politician co:ihl truly
enter into these words: "My country,
'tis of thee I think. instead of My
country, think of me.' and 'the amount
it cost me to get the election, and the
amount it costs me to support the style
that is expected of me. holding this
great and honorable position as I now
do, it would change about the drain
age system of all the great states. In
stead of paying particular attention
to the draining of the state treasury,
there would be more attention paid to
the drainage of the so-culled state high
ways. "Spoke wiser than he knew, did the
man that coined the expression 'The
county bas gone dry,' for it is the only
yay the county could go. for no great
things were ever moved about, in mud,
anil no county w ill ever get a tirst-class
business hustle until it has first
class roads, for these are the veins of
prosperity, and if there is any trouble
with the veins the body is not healthy.
When a man gets bilious he takes
something, perhaps thorouglnvort. and
when a county gets bilious and things
don't move as they should, the best
thing for that county is to take a good
large dose of thoroughwork. and drain
all the roads; then the second dose,
stone all the main roads; and the third
dose, stone all the roads.
"Some one says, what talk! That
would bankrupt a county. Well, if the
timid party will take the trouble to in
vestigate he will find that every acre of
tillable land in the state, which is not
enhanced in value by its nearness to
some village or city, can bond itself to
twice its value for permanent roads,
and such an act. if it were necessary,
would be a good investment, and the
owner could, if all did the same thing
so that permanent roads were contin
uous, pay the interest and retire the
bonds, and be worth more money in 40
years than he otherwise would have
been. However, this is not necessary,
for permanent stone roads can be built
for much less than the valueof the land
to-day. but if these roads were built,
land would climb the value ladder fast
er and go up higher than the most
sanguine good roads advocate would
dare to prophesy."
WIRE FENCE POSTS.
How a Snivrl May He I el to TiEhten
Tli in km I p If the llrace Oetn
n Trine Slack.
John i'-. Sigler. of UaileysvTlle. Kan.
lias devised and tried with gratifying 1
success a method of bracing a wire
fence pos'.. After a year's experience
he considers it a substantial and ceo- ;
mimical device. If properly put in. In j
says, it will last for a lifetime. Mr j
Sigler docs not aim to take out a patent j
on this system, but contributes it fot
Ihe benefit of mi; readers.
It may be remarked at the outset that '
he puts his end. or corner, post down !
three feet into the ground, lint tne
HOW TO BRACE W IKE FENCE POSTS,
other posts only two feet. The draw
ing shows his plan admirably. The
brace post, A. is set into a notch in the
upright. Although it rests on the big
flat stone. 1!. it is not necessary that
tin- latter should be notched, too. A
horizontal hole is bored near the lower
etui of the brace post to admit a long
bolt, connecting with a swivel, C, whose
size is exaggerated in the drawing pur
posely, to brivg it out more distinctly.
An ordinary galvanized wire, 1). con
nects the swivel with the upright cor
ner post. The swivel is screw-threaded
at one end that toward the upright
post. Turning it in one direction or the
other tightens or loosens the wire, and
sets the brace up more or less firmly.
2i. Y. Tribune.
Simple Cure for (iarsjet.
I have had rjiiite a number of cows In
my dairy at different times which were
troubled with garget. I will not say
what causes it. but some cows are more
subject to it than others, and it is al
wavs the best cows which are affected.
1 have no trouble now in stopping it. As
soon as I find a cow whose udder is
hard I dissolve one tablespoonful of
saltpeter in about two gills of hot wa
ter and mix it thoroughly with some
ground feed. If she will not eat it
drench her by using a long-necked bot
tle. Two doses morning and evening
have always been sufficient. Prairit
What Bird Do for Man.
A French economic ornithologist j
states it as his belief, resulting from his I
investigations, that if the world were
to become birdless, man could not in
habit it after nine years' time, in spite
of all the sprays and poisons that could
be manufactured for the destruction of
insects. He shows that birds eat hun
dreds of millions of insects daily, which
cannot be doubted when stomach ex
aminations show that all the insect eat
ing birds are continually destroying
large numbers ot insects, most oi mem
harmful to agriculture. Birds are
more tbe terser' friend than he real- j
TLe Women Are Superior tn the Hex
in Physical Development
and Marry Yountr
A member of the Mtighouse club, re
Jently returned from the Mosquito ter
ritory, or reservation, otherwise the
department of Zelaya. says that the
people down there are for the most part
a mixture of Spanish, Indian and negro,
and iiossess the characteristics of each
race the treachery of the Spaniard,
the cunning of the Indian and the tim
idity of the negro. The cross results in
high cheekbones, small, deep-set eyes,
thick lips and a flat nose. The color is
light brown. The men are undersized,
but the women are remarkably tall and
have a most graceful carriage, due to
the custom of carrying on their heads
burdens which we ordinarily carry in
our hands. This gives them an erect
bearing, and, on account of the con
stant exercise of the muscles of the
neck and shoulders, beautifully round
ed throats and busts.
These people are utterly unable to
comprehend the meaning of a pugilistic
encounter. They have no conception
of using their hands as a means of de
fense. Nearly every boy, from the age
of 12 up. carries a pistol or dirk, and,
strange as it may seeia to Americans,
the revolver is the favorite. The men
carry machetes. Natives rarely engage
in a fair fight. The custom is assassi
nation. If a murder be not witnessed
by at least two persons the murderer
cannot be convicted or punished. When
men quarrel they maraud bellow at the
top cf their voices, and but seldom get
together unless one has a decided ad
vantage. The padres are licentious be
yond belief, and have a stronghold on
The women are precocious in phys
ical development, and become mothers
at 11 and 12 years of age. I have know n
them to bear children at the age of nine.
ISabies are not carried in aim?, but
astraddle of the right hip. A woman
will walk thus burdened for many
miles, niul carrv a round-bottomed
gourd of wa:er on her head without
dropping the vessel or spilling a drop j
nf tin. limii.t In mi 11:1 rt of Xicnrnirtl.'l 1
v. ..... i - r-
did anyone ever see a child in the arms
of a man. This is considered by the na
tives as a demeaning to his manhood,
just as much as putting a saddle on a
mare- - something that is never done. as
it would subject the man bold enough
to attempt the innovation to ridicule
One of the institutions of the country
is the sacred ass of (ireytown. This an
imal is honored with the life duty of
bearing in a "feast day" procession a
man representing the Saviour entering
Jerusalem. He is flic spoiled pet of the
community anil does not hesitate to in
trude upon any household at meal time
and help himself to what he pleases
from the table. At times in the parade
he gets stubborn, and when he wants
to halt he halts, and heaven anil earth
cannot move him until he is ready togo
on. The procession must await his
pleasure to move.
A highly popular drink of the natives
is a liquor made from mangoes, said to
have been distilled many years ago by
one Sebastian Come. It tastes like al
cohol flavored with turpentine. It is
not as seductive as the rum punch of
the Caribbean sea or the couperie of
A curfew for foreigners only is es
tablished in Grenada. Anyone caught
on the streets after nine o'clock at night
is arrested. X. V. Tress.
Left In the March of I'roRreaa.
There are few quieter, more secluded
villages in Kngland than the Menus,
east and west, lying among the Hamp
shire Downs. Old Winchester Hill pre
siding over the scene seems to tell of
some old Hritish city thereabouts, the
forerunner of the more famous city of
the plains. And the l'omans were
busy about the hills with camps and
summer settlements lang syne. Hut
nothing much has happened there
since. Sturdy Cobbett passed that way
in his "I'tirnl Itides." and marveled at
the huge church of East Meon in its
mighty solitude. I'nilt to hold thou
sands, and now, in Cobbet's time, a
few shepherds and graziers, sparsely
scattered, form the whole population
of the parish. And still the process of
depopulation goes on, as census tables
tell. Hut the Meons are to have a rail
way at last, and we read that the Meon
valley railway, from Alton to Farehani,
a distance of about 2G miles, will run
through country hitherto quite un
touched by any railway, and will afford
a rapid and direct means of communica
tion between Aldershot and the south
ern ports and defenses of Portsmouth.
Southampton and (iosport. House
Tuberculoid and IlleyellnaT.
My attention has lately been called
to cyclists, particularly those who
sprint, riding rapidly, especially cn an
upgrade or on a roail that is sandy.
They almost all of them open their
mouths, not because they have nasal
obstructions, but because the nasal
passages l!ir!T.beles are not sufficient
ly roomy to admit of a sufficient supply
of air for the work they are doing.
have seen a number of cases of pul
monary tuberculosis which have oc
curred in what are called "sprinters,'
in ery powerful young men, which
without the slightest doubt have been
the result of mouth breathing occa
sioned by rapid riding thrr dust y
roads and highways as I have de
scribed. Medi"al Heron!.
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To cure, or money refunde4 by your
GATHERED HERE AND THERE.
Twenty-five years ago the United
States supplied 15 per cent, of the
world's consumption; now they supply
30 per cent.
I'p-to-date suits for divers have a tele
phone attachment, so that the sub
merged person can converse with his
aids at the surface.
A Mauser rifle captured at San Juan
Hill by Capt. A. M. Wilson, of the Twenty-third
Kansas regiment, was tested
tit Fort Scott. A ball shot from it
against thu flat side of an ordinary flat
iron passed through the iron, making a
smooth hole, and sealing the iron on the
opposite side, as if the bullet had punc
tured a pine board.
Perhaps the first industrial exposi
tion on record was held in 15G9 in the
Ruthhaus of Nuremberg. A catalogue
published at the time thus states the
purpose of the exposition: "It shall
bring before the public all innovations
in the trade of the whole world in mod
ern times, together with domestic art
A joker in Paterson, N. contrived
to have a love letter placed where a
jealous wife would find it in her hus
band's coat. The wife read the amorous
missive from some unknown lady and it
caused the separation of husband and
wife. Remorse struck the joker, he
confessed that the unknown lady was a
myth, and that he was the author of the
letter. The wife begged forgiveness
from the husband, and the latter, at the
point of a pistol, forced the joker to eat
The lawyer wants only fee-sible
A man naturally looks pail after
kicking the bucket.
An all-around writer ought to be able
to get up a good circular.
The silent watches of the night hang
in front of jewelry stores.
Only n strong-minded woman can
keep her calendar torn off up to date.
The good may die young, but the
bad nearly always outlive their use
fulness. The crooked horse race is the result
of a lack of straightness in the human
An umbrella offers a good opening for
people who have laid away money foi
a rainy day.
New York, Jul
CATTLE Native Steers ..t -1 !i i
h i.i M u Winter Wheat ... 3 4'i n
X 1 1 KAT No. 2 Kelt a-V
ft Xi-. '1
HATS No. J 'i
l'UKK New Mess 1
ST. LOL LS.
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0ws .nut Heifers "la" ''I
fAI-Vi'S ht l1"" 4'" '
il'iiIS Kair to Ounce 2 '-i
SHEEP Kalr to Choice .. 4 '
Jr I.' l K Patents mewl .. 3 43 '(
Clear ami Stralsnl 2 75 '
WHEAT No. 2 Keii Winter .i '!
i iiU.N-Xi.. 2 ''I
O.ViS-N'o. 2 2.1'
l;v'i-; No. 2 i2
TOiiACCii-Lims 3 ii '
I ..-.f I '.Ill-lev 4 .111 fit
HAY clear Timothy am it
E;C.S "-'resh '"
LCT'I UK Choice l:iiry .. 12 ii
pi IKK Stanilaril.Mcssincwi M
HACllN- Clear Kill '!
l.AKD -P: inc Steam 5'8'n
CATTLE Native Steers .. 4 6.1 11
Hi ICS Fair to Choice 4 15 fit
SHEEP Kair to Choice ..3 25 Oi
FL il'K Winter Patents .. 3 5" Ui
Spring Patents 3 30 Si
WHEAT-No. 2 Sprint; 'i
No. 2 lied TSV'l
COKN-No. 2 .Mixed 33 Si
HATS No. 2 24'i
PoKK-.Mess mewl 5i lii
CATTLE Native Steers .. 4 25 fi
IKMiS All tirades 4 ii f
WHEAT No. 2 Ked t 1i
HATS No. 2 White l
CHUN -No. 2 31 '
KLO!-R-Hmh Crude 3W (fi
CORN No. 2 'it
OATS Western 34 'a
HAY choice 1 W ii
PI iRK Standard Mess .... S is 'a
BACON Sides tiV'i
WHEAT -No. 2 Ked
CORN y, 2 Mixed :
OATS No. 2 Mixed 2 '
PORK New Mess 9 25 lit
LACON- Clear Bibs 6 Hi
Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic
Shipped Annually to the Malarial sections of the United States.
The largest Jobbers report that their sales on GROVE'S TASTELESS CHILL,
TONIC is three times more than all other Chill Tonics combined.
What MEYER BROS. DRUG GO, of St. Louis, write about GROVE'S i
PARIS MEDICINE CO., St. Louis, Mo.. Gentlemen : We wish to congratulate yon on the Increased sales we are
having oa your GWOS Tasfofess Obltl TonSo On examining our record of inventory under date of Jan. 1st.
we find that we sold during the chill season of l8o8, 2660 dozen Qpayo'B TonlOm Please rush down order enclosed
-herewith, and oblige, Yooxs trulj, MEYER BROS. DRUG CQ.
Trophies of the Chaae.
v hat are those queer-looking trophies
the Filipinos wear around their necks?"
asked the raw recruit.
"Them's the medals for the century runs
they've made during the war." replied the
Kansas volunteer. Philadelphia North
Ladle Caa "Wear Shoe
One size smaller after using Allen's Foot
Ease, a powder for the feet. It makes titiht
or new shoes easy. Cures swollen, hot,
sweating, achiag feet, incTowintr nails, corns
and bunions. At all drugrjists and shoe
stores. 25c. Trial package FREE bv mail.
Address Allen S. Oltasted, Le Roy, K. Y.
Mrs. Henpeck The Episcopal funeral
service is so beautiful! I want it read over
me when I die.
Mr. Henpeck Certainly! There's some
thing in it about "Here" endeth the first
lesson," isn't there? Kansas City Inde
Offers splendid inducements to homeseekers.
The Frisco Line reaches the most important
localities in the territory, and takes you
through to Oklahoma City without change
of cars. It is the shortest and most desir
able route. Write for descriptive literature
to Uryan Snyder, G. P. A., St. Louis, Mo.
Bacon "I can't understand why vonr
wife calls that Waenerian stuff heavenly
music." Egbert "Because it sounds like
thunder, I suppose." Yonkers Statesman.
Lane's Family Medicine.
Moves the bowels each day. In order to
be healthy this is necessary. Acts gently on
the liver and kidneys. Cures sick head
ache. Price 25 and 50c.
The scarcity of men should never result
in making a poor one more desirable, but it
unfortunately does. Atchison Globe.
The nest Prescription for Chills
and Fever Is a bottle of Ghove'9 Tasteless
Ciiii.i. Toxic. It is simply ironandtiuininein
atastelessform. JCocure-nopay. Price,5Uc.
Miss Ethel "Music always makes me feel
sad; doesn't it you, Mr. Suds?" Mr. S.
"Yes: but I like it it's awfully jolly to feel
tad, don't y' know." Brooklyn Life.
T Care a, Cold In Oae Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund money if it fails to cure. Soc
So much of the happiness of life depends
on whether you will give up your solo for a
part in the chorus. Ram's Horn.
After phvsicians had given me up, I was
saved by I'iso's Cure. Ralph Erieg, Wil
liamsport, Pa., Nov. 22, 1893.
The man who doesn't believe in signs is
liable to pet fresh paint on his clothes.
Hall's Catarrh Core
la taken Internally. Price 75c.
"Keeping at it" is a mighty good substi
tute for real genius. L. A. W. Bulletin.
If not kept DydmeeistsmaU 25 cents to C.J.
WI bare been troubled a great deal
with a torpid lier, which produces constipa
tion 1 found CASCARETS to be all you claim
I or them, a id secured suet relief tbe first trial.
Ibat I purchased another supply and was com
pletely cured. I sball only be too glad to rec
ommend Cascarets whenever the opportunity
Is presented." J. A Smith.
2930 Susquehanna Are., Philadelphia, Pa.
TKAOI MASH MoimasO
Pleasant. Palatable. Potent. Taste Good. Do
Sood. Merer Sicken. Weaken, or Gripe. 10c. 26c. Sue
... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
Staritaa liwlj Cwswr. Chios. SMtrMl. It. I Ift. W
MTA Dili 8nld snd rnnranteed by sll drog-
I U'BA W gin, to cV'KE Tobacco Usbib
merchant, so why not try
HfyAE sS9 t rrxmim nnumrnf
I t. II j". iv-i- r -tat '.Mai 1 Ml Ml fl W irl1 lannna-nl nnunntBHi
For disobedience the small boy freqiia
Jjr takes the palm. Chicago Daily Xews.
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And Is it not due to nervous
exhaustion? Things always
look so much brighter when we
are in good health. How can
you have courage when suffer
ing with headache, nervous
prostration and great physical
Would you not like to be rid
of this depression of spirits?
How? By removing tbe
cause. By taking
It gives activity to ail parts
that carry away useless and
poisonous materials from your
body. It removes tbe cause of
your suffering, because it re
moves all impurities from your
blood. Send for our book on
I To keep in good health you
must have perfect action of the
bowels. Ayer's Pills cure con
stipation and biliousness.
Ferbaps yon wonld like to consult
tome eminent phy aidant about your
condition. Then write u freely all the
particulars In yonr case. Ton mill te
ctttre prompt reply, without cost.
ddron. DR. J. C AYER.
Regulates the Bowels,
Bakes Teething Easy.
TEETHINA Relieves tea
Bowel Troubles of
Children of Any Age.
Costs Only SS Cents.
Ask Tour Druggist iorla
NIOFFETT. M. D.. ST. LOUIS, MO
They Act Directly on the Bile &uf
the Stomach. 0 E DOSE will do more good thaa
20 do-, no-railed Little Liver Pills. Send for aamplea.
SCHUH DRUG CO., Cairo, III.
READERS OF THIS PAPER
DBSIRI53 TO BUT ANTTHIS
ADVERTISED IN ITS COLDMKi
SHOULD INSIST UPON HATING
WHAT THEY ASK FOR, BKrUSlNS
AIX SUBSTITUTES OR IMITATIONS.
Prepares for Government Academies snd Collesea.
Full Commercial Cooree. Major B. F. HYATT.
A. at- Principal. WEST LEBANON. N. H.
A. N. K.-B
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Irate etate that yoa aaw taa Alsaniia
it? Price 80c.
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