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THE COLUMBIA IIERALD: FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 189S.
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A large stock of back-bands, singletrees, doubletrees, trace chains, bark collars, blind bridles, plow lines, etc.
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Agricultural and Live
Note of Interest From All Around the
If you intend to grow gweet pota
toes next season, better select the
plot and begin to manure it now;
they draw heavily upon the soil,
and require much feeding. The
early crop is profitable, and also
that which is stored for the winter
market. They leave a great
abundance of vines to be turned
under, which help to restore the
Milletdoes not get credit for half
it is worth; from carelessness in
harvesting and feeding farmers
have gone out of the way to give it
a bad name. Time will be when
millet will be an essential crop on
all stock farms.
To the extent that be can reduce
the cost of growing his crops can the
farmer control the queytion of
profits. It is most emphatically
done by growing larger yields to the
acre and by promptness and care
fulness in the harvesting of them.
The temperature of a cellar is too
variable for seed potatoes, and they
too soon dry out and become
wilted. A good way to store them
is in strong apple or sugar barrels,
buried in a suitable place. Attend
to this before the ground is solidly
frozen, and there will be no ques
tion about your seed in the spring.
At .present prices we cannot
afford" to burn grain for fuel, but
that is just what farmers are doing
when they house cattle in open,
cold barns and stables. If they will
not mend the buildings, coal and
wood will be cheaper for keeping up
Large 6eed potatoes are apt to
give an excessive growth of vines
at the expense of the proper de
velopment of the tuber, while small
seed will result in a deterioration of
the product. Medium sized seed
will give the largest portion of
warketabe tubers, and more uni
form in size than if either larger or
smaller 6eed are used.
Nitrogen abounds where there is
decayed vegetation. Keep up the
green manuring. Sowing clover
seed is adding capital in bank, and
it begins to draw interest from the
first day of deposit.
A Kansas man says the trouble
, with agriculture is that "too much
laud is farmed too little." There is
much to support the . idea that the
intensive farmers are the ones who
made steady profits.
(Jood farming consists in keeping
the soil rich, light and free from
weeds. When good seed is planted
under these conditions, the plant is
sure to come forth vigorous, and
will maintain its vigor till the har
vest. This is the secret of success
ful farming, and it is free to all.
The milk business gives an oppor
tunity to keep up the fertility of the
Boil. The bran bought is merely a
renewal of your deposit of fertility
in the soil, which is being drawn
upon and sold in milk. The bran is
indeed worth its cost in the manure,
and your extra milk from feeding it
is almost clear profit.
Mend the gates; gravel the walks;
patch leaky roofs; put a board floor
in the stable and cow sheds; nail
boards on the walls of barns and
other out-houses, if any are missing.
Snug up all your surroundings for
the cold weather.
I oultry Notei for January.
This is the midwinter month for
Cleanliness should be the first
consideration, inasmuch as the
fowls have been housed for many
weeks, and therefore great care
should to taken to keep coops and
houses free from vermin and
This is a good month in which to
replace the old worn-out and filthy
litter with clean, fresh straw. Wait
for a mild, pleasant, sunny day,
and then have a thorough airing
Kerosene roosts, upper and under
side, every week.
Hens should now be laying; well,
and eggs command a high price.
Keep your layers busy ; an idle hen
is a poor egg-producer.
Feed plenty of green food and
kfpn tlm aholl.hnv flllfirl. Mcnt
three times a week will help to
stimulate your hens to better egg
Ducks should commence to lay
Do not give ice-cold water to your
flock early in the morning.
Feed plenty of whole corn at night
when the weather ia extremely
cold. Country Gentleman.
Live Stock and Dairy.
Strive to find out the state of salti
ness pleasing to your customers, and
do not try to make them conform to
your ideas of palatable butter; but
whether you use much or little, do
not guess at the amount. This is
not the way to build a reputation as
a maker of gilt-eaged butter.
Some seem to think that sheep
will live on any kind of pasture at
any time of the year, and without
any water to drink. In order to pro
duce a heavy growth of wool, and at
the same time to raise a lamb, sheep
must have special care.
During the last few years there
has been an enormous decrease in
the number of sheep in the United
States; but they are good property
once more, and the farmer who has
none will not soon have a better
opportunity to replace his flock at a
small cost than just now. One can
not go far wrong in investing money
To keep horses in health there is
nothing like late and early feeding.
The long night fast, which is un
natural to tht horse, who is a noc
turnal feeder, is bad, and the going
immediately into hard work on a
full stomach is worse. The man
whose horses look best in condition,
brighest in their skins and coats,
and enjoy the greatest freedom from
disease, is the man who is at the
stable early in the morning a full
two hours before the horses are
brought out to work.
Root pruning is one way of dwarf
ing fruit trees.
Few kind of fruit are easier
grown thau the cherry.
While quantity is what the buyers
prefer, appearance in fruit is a great
An orchard should never be plowed
deep on account of the injury to the
roots of the trees.
There is nothing that will tend to
the development of roots as bone
and ashes mixed with muck.
That a tree does not bear a good
crop of fruit every year Is not an in
dication tint it is diseased.
Thoroughly whitewashing the
trunks of trees destroys lichens, in
sects and pests that live on the bark.
One ad vantage of rollintr p-mnml
as a location for the orchard is that
it gives a better circulation of air.
Set each tree with care, placing it
in rich soil, and packing fine, mel
low soil thoroughly in around the
1 he l'l ln Iple of rreaf rvliiK.
The principle involved in preserv
ing eggs is to close the poores of the
shell so as to prevent the entrance
of air. This may be accomplished
by smearing the egsjs with lard, or
coating them with linseed or cotton
seed oil, or materials. The most com
mon method is to lime them; that
is, to place the eggs in milk of lime
or whitewash. In either ease the
eggs must be perfectly fresli when
packed, and must be kept in a cool
place. Dakota Field and Farm.
Treatment of Domestic..
No man who wants to get the
largest and best service from domes
tic animals can afford to treat them
in any but the most humane and
considerate manner. A North Caro
lina farmer who has gotten his eyes
opeu on the subject is firmly con
vinced of this. There is money, he
says, in being kind to the stock. I
have a high-spirited cow that acted
contrary one day audi decided a
whipping would help her; but it did
harm and I think it will be some
time before she will get over it. I
have two calves that my little girl
used to peep through the fence at
and shake her apron to see them
jump. Now they will jump over a
fence if they see a woman coming
with a white apron on. I also have
a colt that the hired man has
"thrashed" a few times to make
him get out of his way, and he is so
wild that to-day he got one foot fast
in the plow trace and become fright
ened (supposing he would be hurt)?
and lunged until he did hurt him
self badly and also hurt his mother.
These are a few recent observations
showing that it pays to be kind to
Mrs. Mary Bird, of Harrisburg, Pa.,
says, "My child is worth millions to
me, vet I would have lost her by croup
had I not invested twenty-live cents in
a bottle of One Minute Cough Cure." It
cures coughs, colds and all throat and
lung troubles. A. B. Kains. ly
Beauty kills time and time kills
The poorer the lawyer the fewer
trials he has.
Wealth and happiness are not al
ways on the best of terms..
Economy is a hard road to travel
but it leads to the land of riches.
The man who poses as an Apollo
is apt to be nothing but an Apollo
gy for one.
Truth is mighty and may have
prevailed before the gas meter was
When a man begins to discuss
matrimony with a widow the result
is usually a tie.
A man's feet may be the regula
tion pattern but his cloven breath
always betrays him.
Women.inmp at conclusions and
frequently hit; men reason things
out logically and usually miss.
The man who is looking for a soft
place without any honest labor can
usually find it right under his hat.
There's nothing new about this
hold-up business. The bible tells
that Absalom was held up while
going through the woods.
Mr. A. II. CTausby, of 153 Kerr St.,
Memphis, Tenn., says that bis wif
paid no attention to a small lump which
appeared in her breast, but it soon de
veloped into a cancer of the worst type,
and notwithstanding the treatment ol
the best physicians, it continued to
spread and grow rapidly, eating twd
holes in her breast. The doctors
her incurable. A
celebrated New York
specialist then treat
ed her, but she con
tinued to grow worse
and when informed
that both her aunl
and grandmother had
j'j . t. -
J,, x uieu uum tautci ui:
rVt gave the case up a.
tfrW Someone then re-
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and though little hope remained, she
begun it. and an improvement was no
ticed. The cancer commenced to heal and
when she had taken several bottles il
disappeared entirely, and although sev
eral years have elapsed, not a sijaol
the disease has tver returned.
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OS the Breast
LAST RESTING FLACE OF THE FA
MOUS INDIAN CHIEF.
On a lllufl That Is Nciw Inside the City
of Omaha On Its Summit the Chief
Watched Tor His White Friends Ko
mauce of the Omaliu-l'oncas Feud.
Otiinhn has within her city limits an
unknown ami unciired for historic spot
which in a few decades will he looked
upon with far more interest than it has in
the past or is now, for the vulue of his
torical places grows with tho distance in
time from tho events which mailo them
historical. This spot, which is in Omaha,
and yet has been forgotten and neglected
by tho city, is the grave of tho famous
Omaha chief and warrior whom even
Washington Irving thought worthy of a
place in his writings. This chief lived in
tho latter part of the last century, dying
In 175)2. In thoso days, according to Irv
ing, tho Oniahas looked upon themselves
as tho most powerful and perfect of hu
man beings, and considered nil creatod
things ns made for their peculiar use and
benefit. The leader of this tribe, Black
bird, or Wush-iiiK-guh-sab-bn, was a war
rior of tho hignest class. Early in life he
had been taken a prisoner by tho Sioux,
where ho had his metal tested. Under his
leadership the Oniahas attained a reputa
tion among tho other tribes that they
never had possessed before. The Pawnees
having inflicted an insult upon an Omaha
brave, Blackbird led his men against their
town and slaughtered many of tho Inhab
itants and burned it to tb.3 ground. He
also waged a fierce war against the Otoes
until peace was effected by the interference
of the whites.
Yet, notwithstanding his fiery disposi
tion, ho fell a victim to Cupid's dart. The
Poncas had raided tho Omaha trine and
carried off many of their women and
horses. Blackbird took tho field with the
sworn determination of eating up his ene
my. So fiercely did tho battle rage that
the Poncas began to suo for mercy. A
herald was sent out with the pipe of peace,
but ho was shot down by Blackbird. A
second herald shared the same fate. As a
last hope tho Ponca chief then sont out his
dauKhter, arrayed in all her finery and
bearing the calumet of peace. Her chnrms
conquered. A treaty was made, and Black
bird married tho herald. She became his
favorite wife, yet nevertheless in one of
his ungovernable fits of rao he killed her
with a single blow of his knife.
No sooner did he seo her lying dead at
his feet than his anger left him, and for
three days ho sat by her corpse silent,
motionless and tasting no food. On the
third day his peoplo began to fear that he
intended to starve himself to death and
entreated him to bo comforted. lie paid
no attention to their entreaties, and at last
a warrior brought a littlo child into his
presence and placed it beneath tho chief's
foot. This appeal brought him to himself,
and, arising, he made a speech to his fol
lowers and seemingly threw off his grief
as easily as ho had taken it on. In 1792
tho smallpox swept over Nebraska, and
Blackbird was one of its victims. The
following description of his death and
burial is quoted from Washington Irving's
"When tho general horror and dismay
were nt their height, Blackbird himself was
struck down with the malady. Tho poor
eavages gathered around his bed and for
got their own miseries. His dominant
spirit and love for the white men were
manifested in his latest breath, with which
ho designated his place of sepulture. It
was to be on a hill or promontory upward
of 400 feet high, overlooking a great cx
tont of tho Missouri river, from whence he
had been accustomed to watch for the
barks of the white men. The Missouri
washes tho base of tho promontory, and
after winding and doubling in many links
and mazes in tho plain below returns to
within 900 yards of its starting point, so
that for 'M miles navigating with sail and
oar the voyager finds himself continually
near to this singular promontory as if
i ; 'lbound.
"It was tho dying command of Black
bird that his tomb should bo on tho sum
mit of this hill, in which he should be in
terred, seated on his favorite horse, that
he mipht overlook his ancient domain and
behold tho barks of the white men as they
came up the river to trade with his people.
"His dying orders were faithfully obey
ed. Ilis corpse was placed astride of his
war steed and a mound raised over them
on tho summit of tho hill. On the top of
tho mound was erected a staff from which
floated tho banner of tho chieftain and tho
scalps that he had taken In battle. When
tho expedition under Mr. Hunt visited
that part of the country (1802), tho staff
still remained, with tho fragments of the
banner, and tho superstitious rite of plac
ing food from time to time upon the
mound for the use of tho deceased was
btill observed by tho Oniahas."
"That promontory is now within tho
city limits of Omaha," says Dr. Mercer,
"and I located the grave 20 years ago.
When I came to Omaha 8(1 years ago, the
river wound around in the shapo of an
'S, ond this promontory upon which I
found tho grave exactly answers to the
description given by Irving. It Is in the
south part of tho city, and Williams 6treet
would run through it if extended to tho
river. Just east of It and under tho bluff
Is a brickyard, tho roofs of which reach
nearly up to the top of tho hill.
"Tho Omaha camp was located In the
bottom beneath the bluff and a littlo to
tho north. This point was Blackbird's
favorito place for sitting to watch for tho
coming of tho traders, with whom ho was
very friendly. No doubt you have- hoard
tho story. When tho traders came up, he
greeted them most friendly, mado them
open up their goods and selected what he
wanted himself. Then ho called in his
tribe and compelled them to trade. The
whites made up for their gifts to him by
the extra charge they put tipon the goods
sold, and nt an Indian dared kick. The
chief had got his bribe and his peoplo had
to pay for It.
"There Is another story about the old
fellow, lie was great on superstition, and
when pursuing tho enemy would fire into
thoir tracks, claiming that would kill
them. He posed as a kind of god, but
after awhile some of his people grew skep
tical of his superhuman power and refused
to obey him. In this difficulty he consult
ed his friends, tho white traders, and they
told him to j rophesy the death of all who
disobeyed him. Ho did so, announcing
according to insfructions that all who
were disobedient would die a mysterious
death 11 ton certain iIhv. When that O.y
came, ho invited the whole tribe in to dine
with him, und nvt .. dose of arsenic In tho
bowl cf each man whom he wished to
serve as an example of his godlike power.
Of course they died. Troiii that time on
Ms power was never qutstioned, and tho
trailers who put him up to the trick and
furnished tho arsvtiic ni.uod higher than
ver wi-.b him." Omaha World Uerald.
Nonsense and News, Odds and Ends,
Wise and Otherwise.
It is said that there are more
Methodists in Philadelphia than in
any other city of the world. There
are over 40,000.
It is strange that the people who
have greatest cause for gratitude to
you, become often your most danger
ous and sensitive acquaintances.
With the possible solitary excep
tion of the individual he can thus
control, the most despicable coward
in the world is the man who seeks
to carry his point by threats and
A. Sunday-school superintendent
at the close of an address on the
creation, which he was sure lie had
kept within the comprehension of
the least intelligent of the scholars,
unilingly invited questions. A tiny
boy, with a white, eager face and
large brow, at once .held up his
hand. "Please, sir. why was Adam
never a baby?" The superintend
ent coughed, in some doubt as to
what answer to give, but a little
girl of nine, the eldest of several
brothers and sisters, came promptly
to his aid. "Please, sir," 6he said,
smartly, "there was nobody to nuss
him.'' London Tit-Hits.
A long-distance telephone circuit
of 1,503 miles was successfully
employed one day last week be
tween Gallatin, Tenn., and Norfolk,
One of the biggest fools in the
world is the man who thinks the
devil won't get him because his
wife belongs to the church.
The publisher of this paper was
assaulted on the street Tuesday
evening by Tobe Priest. Dr.
Griffith dressed his wounds and the
liveryman hauled him home. We
guarantee satisfaction in job work,
and our prices are as low as the
lowest. Banner, Stoutsville, Mo.
Keep yourself pure and God will
keep you safe.
Shortleigh My Uncle Frank is a
Longleigh Why, how's that?
Shortly Plenty of wealth, but
cold and distant. Chicago News.
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