OCR Interpretation


The herald. (Big Stone City, Dak. [S.D.]) 1883-1890, April 20, 1883, Image 3

Image and text provided by South Dakota State Historical Society – State Archives

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn00065152/1883-04-20/ed-1/seq-3/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

DAKOTA NEWS.
tn,
1 s.7 Hhe St. Ifcol Pionwi Press.
tjj0
p*" he Story of
the
of
nited
tiw
1
nntrle6^luS
•'U i i)a»
:i li r,,,.
•iuav.
ne
G.
procured 11
rgnto and th
6l in the mi.
ct'inmunity
ttu-Hiouors ir
Dii peafectin
fc to Canton
*se of
Commission.
telegraph
i columns of the
have kept
ora in .ents of th
jsj
." (elegated th
Swtii
knows wh--e
i in stating
giv
It chance* 1
l*aiu after*
j, of the com
\-y The rone,
be on any «,:i
jf
quo warn
liana would
if permitted
mmons
1V
iV
ir
I-
1
I'ioweer
•ad-r« well ad visa of tlio
tomniissionera to whom has
selection of a eite
I of Dakota.
However, when the North-
rePr(
ntitioti on tho commission,
•r-f. Alex SlcKetizio of I3i.s
ling of Fargo (both these
members or tho executive
MeKenzie being the cliair
*. Scott of Grand Fork--,
train from Sious City
emeu highly advisable that
of
B. F. Spar.
tL,scen are a'
in 'j settee of flv
eon ,N and
in t, "V on the i
mbir
*II"—in
i:
llay.
4t
hei- i V ^should be
assionary so
Uiutli
ito 1 Ma.11*
s
IK,
or -fj.
a reportorial, not i
e, however. None of them
iktun terrors had caused
iei, aa! v.
as if the
lack of .
as satisfied
1
ith tho
1
i .-f
S ott:
Said Mr.
HHr.l'S ..r
tiiat
1
rfcommitteeo.
tf.EXANDER
let-1 as to wl.
jSu during
ltd, No pro
t&< red up i"
but
located
the capital will
the North a
ho
nt it, and intend to secure
in: and,
o hid us
it.
by a way, you (it.
l'aul peopl
Go 1 -peed, as a Northern capital i
ou want here.
I'!
11
Tins much
er
I
it i» locah
do know, that
.'.—north
or
.south—the bite w:U
plefery satt^ .ctory to trio people or tue
There isn't any skulldug
?ss thrtt I know of, and the ju
ry
»r of the Sour
out this bu-.
of the Terri
will
l.Ti.i
bo consulted,
was disposed to think tho
dona tho commission an in-
McKenz:
PBEBS 1IH
no ulae.a had be u men-
by tlie tx
sals, by shj.
Id. He sai!
as it w«s
lie decision
Jive commi
Ijeived for tl..
11 the car.
intivo" comhiitto to which
ri'ig nites, wore to be for
tlio fault was with tho re
srly known to every one
rive at in Sicux City by th«
was that propusals wero to
tv days, and were to bo di
f* tho chairman of th« e\. e-
fr.NV.u:, iii^maiick, i:.
uor thirty days
waa
«cameanyo
iu tl..-
j'lcommiaaio
j|. Mr.
the comnn
and
didn't
hrongh lik
ted to peri
:iout being
md hostile
Bate of per!
|Jk 1 tllO Bite
ph.
tii"
nc!i l.id-t'"vonl 1 bo received,
•»als must li'J received and
io time tho dociaion wi.-»
could nee the earlier a pro
oetier the op])ortuuity givon
"h to inqtiiro into its
henzio went on to say
•-lull rs were acting above
8 )u i ro as they knew how.
-k through Vauktm--thi y
^eii^.Me men wlei had been
a duly and dr^ir -d to do
inr,(iit!(i by a lot of embi*
a::kto:i, ho said, was.
i i aiont. Armo men
-wid ho could prove
liie e iinmisKioiiers know
i-tii." ii'.tnrnoy at Vankt in,
ixniatiej of writs of (juo
.* d:,lu't want tho:s writ4
of a prejudiced and psrti
e, that of Yankton. Tito
i/--d 'he time wlnl" on tho
.i gani/. it'on, and then
jipod for tao express
oftiors of the
i •. eh'jritT got this chanco on
i, a i 1 served tho writs on
i !is.»notior- as are known to
1 be i o dihiculty in obtaining
triiyhtSmith,
and
Tno hearing or tho ipies
., to win to 1'H within tlnrtv
,. p!ae-before Ju KM*
e'lay county.
rermillio:
NO fjea
L'lit iK Einr iiN.
"fj McEeozi
ijsire to #pe:i'
rt speak
iiirther said:
i'i behalf of th» whole commis*
only md positively as I know
as
lind say tha*
have
ws
i'itlier
individually mr colleot-
the
sliniitest foar of Chief Justice
jve him to be ail eminently fair
,i'id we will not suiter nju-tke
gfrton. We!-*'
•fright jttdf
IS hands
be commit
l»n on May 1
K involved in
Ofied,
be
icrs adjourned to meet in
15y that tune the legal quof
le quo warranto writs will, it
1, or in a fair way of being
set!
f|td i l&i$e nunibor of proposals will have
^received, in the meeting of the executive
J^ittee, held Sioux City on Thursday,
•Under Hu.gle i was appointed a committee
He to draft a form of proposal, and this ho
loon make known.
Jlakota gen i man, not in anyway connect
ilth the commission nor interested directly
jpmarcki hui 1 yesterday that lie believed
flown would make a niucli stronger pull
||he capital location than was generally
jfibsed. He said,if geographical titueaa count
Rr aught, Bismarck held the age over
Of the towns mooted It was 200 miles
ttof Fargo on the eastern boundary, and
%miles east of tho Montana line, whtlo the
dlbcea north and south were not very dis-
Hlnt Bes-i lo that, lie further averred,
"Marck capitalists stood ready to cover any
.JiUit in laud or money any other a»niring
dlcate or pla/'e would put up. So far, how
not a straw points to tho location, and
aarkness on the question is Cimmerian.
THE KOAL I'BOCEEDINOS,
tflux
Falls l'ress: Proceedings were
durated
ipted
in­
yesterday to test tho validity of the
Mure for removing tne Territorial capita!
ording to
the plan provided by the bill
by the last legislature. A summons
served upon
Six of die nine commissioners
lughee, McKenzie, 15eldmg, Doloug, Myers.
1 Thompson ami it will be served upon
tt, Spauldmg, and Matthews as soon as
lalble. The jiroceedings are those denomi-
quo
warranto, and propound to
I notorious
nine the conundrum:
khat warrant do you undertake to
rfprm tho acts which you attempt
i purpose?
litli of
'1 he (juestion is asked by li G.
Yankton, who is district attorney for
I
Second
judicial district, and is signed by A.
Davis,
111 i
,h
•k
-ti
Dewey Sc French, Bartlett Tripp,
mble Broe.,
ati 1 G. C. Moody, as attorneys.
6summons must be answered by the da-
ldants in
thirty days, ami when the issue is
ide up it
art C.
will be tried iu Judge Edgorton's
H.
Myers of Spink county, one of
commissioners, was in town last evening,
us to iuspect tlie copy of the
served upon him. It alleges as
onnds for
the action taken, that under the
janic act
the legislature and governor are
locate the capital, and that under that
•, wer
it was located at Yankton thai
act of the last legislature, undertaking to
locate the capital by means of a commission,
lich is neither the legislature nor the guv
nor, is in contliet with the to mis of the or
nio ftctt and the delegation of those powers
said commission is illegal and void that the
smbsra of this commission draw, or propose
draw, from the public treasury certain suma
the salaries of themselves and those jn
oted with them, to which sums they have no
Hi ht wherefore, tho plaintiff demands judg-
int that the said commissioners aro not en-
led to said oftices, and that they be restrained
o, lm attempting to exercise theiij. This opens
S ball for a legal tight of tlio commission,
the proceedings will be watched with in
Sanmons for the Dakota Commissioners.
'I1' following is tho text of the summons served
i the Dakota Capitol commissioners:
Tsrritory of Dakota, Seeoud judicial district—ss.
tkedismct court, in and for Yankton county
l(i' leTenltory of Dakota on information of E G'
alth, district attorney for the Second judicial dis
.d of Dakota Territory vs. Milo W. Scott, Bur
io gnF. •Mldint Alexander McKenzie. Charles H.
fWlijfcw' A. Mathews, Alexander Hughes,
snryB, DeLoiitf. John P. l!eldin« and M. D.
lompson. The 'J'erritory of Dakota sends greet
the above named defendants: You are
»reby SWMOoned to and required to answer the
S
gortif
OUDlstntcf the above uamed plaintiff, a copy of
Wch is herewith served unon you and to serve a
pt font answer unou the subscribers at the
Bee Of Oamble Bros., Yankton, Dak., within
irty daj* after the service of this summons on
"W. exolnsive of the day of such service, and if
(ail ta answer this cotoulaitU wir.hia that
X'
if
i
ta.
time the plaintift vftll appiy "to tne court
That each of said
for
the
shot
for
the relief demanded in the complaint.
The complaint alleges that tho appointment
of the commissioners is in violation of the act
organizing the Territory that they have
usurped the right of moving the seat of gov
ernment.
defe\
are usi:" and
exereisht* said ailei/ed rig u. I frauchi- :t: .siug
under said pretended act, ami are drawing and are
about to draw and collect each the sum of per
day for their pretended services as such commis
sioners fri.iu the nubile moneys belonging to the
Territory and from the treasury of said Territory
and are also procuring a surveyor and ass.stauts to
locate said seat of government, under Sec. U of said
pretended act, at a like exi.i ne $7.5 per day,
and are drawing large sums of money from the
Territorial treasury for aileired expenses as such
e nr.ni »ioiiers for team hire, stationery and other
expenses.
Wherefore the plaintiff demands judemen: that
each of said defendants is not entitled to haul ofllce,
and that tlsev be ousted therefrom. That .«id in
tended tit in I i I all acts done or performed bv
said commi^i rs be declar:d illegal and void, and
that each of said defendants be declared not enti
tled to e«.!riv» any right, privilege or franchise
under said pretended net.
The Northwestern Iowa Shooting
Affray.
Tho information reeeiv.-l at Si mx
tity, Iowa, regarding the shoot
ing atfair at Correetionville last
.Saturday night was erroneous us to the
name of the shooter, it being I) wight T.
Edmunds. The particulars of tho atfair
were that Edmunds' wife and Andy
Hose, the man shot, were sitting up with
the sick mot her of the former in the
house of tieorge Edmund-*, whose wife
is a sister of Mrs, Ihvight Edmunds.
Dwight watched outside from the fence
and the veranda for an hour, lie saw
improprieties which caused him to lire
through the window, and then lie leaped
inside trie room. When the first shot
was fitcd Hose and !.lrs. Edmunds ran in
to an adjoining room, Edmunds folk-w
ing. At the door he met 1 and shot
the latter in the fain-, the ki!! hid-jing in
the vertebr o of the neck. As Hose toll
he was again
in the thigh. Ed­
munds gave lwmself in charge of u de
puty sheriii, and is in Sioux City await
ing examination. It is the opinion of
surgeons that !i se will die. lit has
survived three shooting affairs before
this, and lias eight bullets in his ody.
The oilicer brought Edmunds here as
he feared lynching or shooting by the
brothers and friends of the wounded
man. lie also suspected that business
diliieuiti *s led to the arlair somewhat,
it is alleged hat Edmunds turned over
a stuck of goods to ioss
Oc
Hose for the
purpose of dodging creditors, and that
the hitler iirmly refused to release the
goods afterward.
The Dakota Scrip Fraud Trial*.
Washington, Special: On the I'.Hh of
the present month the ptoceedings
against 'arpenter and others implicated
in the fraudulent land certificate business
in Dakota last year will be resumed at St.
I.-'iiis. An ollicer of the land department
I'.-day remarked that prior to the 19th the
government expect witnesses here and
would proceed to that place to bo in at
tendance. The conviction of the parties,
he thought, is absurd, though he was ot
the same opinion as Judge Treat, of the
United States district court at St Louis,
in that the trials would assume gigantic
proportions and be carried on at some
length as to time. He said that the wit
nesses for the prosecution numbered
over 2U0. The parties implicated are at
large on $10,000 bonds, and being well
fixed financially he could not under
stand how, in the face of the well known
facts, they would come forward and
stand trial. He wondered they had not
left the country, but attributed their
action to the idea that they anticipated
long drawn out trials.
What is Due to Dakota Newspa
pers.
From the Cincinnati limes.
The rapid development of Dakota,
that is the wonder of the day, is more
largely due to the newspapers of the ter
ritory than to any other cause. A town
is scarcely mapped out before a weekly
paper is established, and a population of
a thousand souls is sometimes consid
ered sullicient to justify the publication
of a daily. So generally are the benefits
from a newsvaper appreciated that
the merchants often offer a printer in
ducements by way of a bonus or sub
scriptions for a cetain number of copies
to start a paper,and in all cases they lib
erally patronize the printing otlices.
The extent to which Dakota merchants
advertise in the newspapers and by cir
culars is astonishing. A Dakota "town
whose newspaper is not literally filled
with adveitisements is considered dying
or dead, and not a desirable place for an
enterprising and energetic man to locate.
A feature of some of the Dakota pa
pers is in the ''boom" editions, which
are issued every few months,and which,
being sent all over the country, and also
to Europe, have given every town in the
territory a wide reputation. It is not to
be supposed that the newspaper pub
lishers are the wealthy men of Dakota.
They sow and others reap, but theirs is
a labor of love, and usually it is enough
if they are able to atlord their families a
comfortable living.
Judge Edgerton adjourned the Novem
ber court until May 7, the day beforw trie
regular May term opens.
The marketed products of Walsh coun
try since last liarvest include '.H)0,000
bushels of v. heat—about 11- bushels to
everv man, woman and child in the
country.
The mail bag stolen «*t Plankinton, has
been found. The registered letters had
been removed.
The cost of raising wheat in Dakota is
twelve to thirteen shillings a quarter,
against five to six in India. So much for
heathen cheap labor.
The Deadwood Pioneer says there is
no truth in the rumor that the Home
stake company is to sell its Black hills
interests to an English syndicate.
N. N. Tyner, brother of the late Post
master General Tyner, has assumed his
duties as postmaster of Eargo.
John Donahue, brakeman on a freight
train, was instantly killed at Mitchell,
being thrown from the top of a box car.
The Eirst National Bank of Huron has
been made a national depository.
FARMERS' COLUMN.
Agricultural Notes.
It pays to give currant bushes good
attention. A clayey is better than a san
dy soil, and partial shade and a moist,
though thoroughly well-drained, s^il
suits them well.
Unless one is prepared to give thor
ough weeding, and at the right time, he
should not attempt to raise onions. It
is no fancy work, and there is id ma
chine that will do it. Unless one can go
down on his hands and knees astride of
the row, and remove all the weeds that
are in the rows with his fingers, at least
twice, nnd sometimes three times, he
will not be much troubled at the har
vesting.
It is a good point in the Brahma fowls
that they are very docile and quiet, and
one can do anything with tliem with
proper management. Sitting hens
should never be left in the house where
others are laying, but should be remov
ed to a quiet'plaee where they are not
disturbed. To manage this it is best to
have loose boxes for nests, which can be
picket! up at night with the hen and re
moved to a s
Mitu'
apartment or to n
stable or barn Then there wi'i be
no
trouble.
True Holstein cattle are red and white
and are found in the province of Hol
stein, which lies north of the river Elbe.
The cattle called Holstein now in Amer
ica are not Holstein, but Dutch and come
from Eriesland, in North 11 Hand,
which adjoins the Zuvder Zee These
cattle are black a,:d white.
A correspondent of the Rural New
Yorker gives the following as his plan of
raising caives: One porringer full of oil
meal is wet in a pan with cold and then
stirred into a kettle of boiling water.
The kettle holds about a paillul. This
meal swelled so v\ hen wet that it made
a porridge sulliciently thick. This
made enough lo'
1
Mi morning and
night for ten cai\. \bout a quart of
skimmed milk i to the feed for
each calf at first, be.: tnis quantity is de
creased as the calf gn.ws until after a
few weeks the milk is stopped and a cup
of middlings is added to each teed.
This kind of feeding was begun after the
calves nad been led new milk until they
were about a mouth ... :. i .e'. :St
was verv satisfactorv.
Iiady With a Broom Her Hand.
Young ladies who fancy that there is
anything degrading about housework
make a great mistake, On the contrary,
we consider it elevating. A young wooi
an can be just as much a lady with a
broom iu her hand as reclining languidly
with bo.ik in hand in the drawing room.
The truest, noblest and best woman we
know has been trained from her girl
hood to look, practically to the ways of
the household, and yet she is a lady in
every respect, an ornament to the most
cultivated
society.
At
When you have
homes of your own, voting women, and
are obliged to do witli little or no help,
you will be thankful for the training
you have imposed upon yourself in your
youth, or if it fall to your lot to have
servants you will be glad that you can
direct them and should they leave you
without any warning, as they are some
times disposed to
do,
A
you will be "mis­
tress of the situation," able to take hold
successively until such time as relief
mav come,—Rural New Yorker.
Frightening Children to Sleep.
It is neither necessary nor defensible
to punish a lie with another lie, bu
when ghost-mongers and child-scarers
get served with a touch of their own
practice, very few besides themselves
feel sorry. Says a Providence exchange:
lady in this city overheard her
nurse-girl the other night talking to the
little child she was putting to sleep, and
among other legends of the nursery in
which she indulged was this:
"If you don't go right to sleepthis very
minute, a big, awful black bear, with
eyes like coals of fire, and sharp, white,
cruel teeth, will come out from under
the bed and e-a-t v-o-u a-1-1 u-p!"
The poor little tiling nestled down un
der the clothes, and after a long season
of terror fell asleep to dream frightful
dreams of horrid bears eating her up.
That night when the stolid nurse had
composed herself in her own comforta
ble bed and put the light out, there
came a sudden rap at the door, and the
voice of her misti ess called loudly
through the panels,
"Maggie! Maggie! for inercv's sake,
get up as quick as you can! There's a
fearful burglar under the bed. as soon as
you get asleep, he's coming to rob and
murder you!"
the* word burgmi' the girl sprang
screaming from the bed, tore open the
door and fell in hysterics into the hall.
The lesson was even more instructive
than the mistress had designed but
when the girl's fears were calmed she
said to h«"
"You did .lot hesitate to tell my little
delicate child, who could not possibly
know that it was a lie, a cruel story of a
bear under her bed: now, when I treat
you to the same kind of slumber-story,
you are nearly frightened to death. To
morrow you can go into the kitchen and
work you are not fit to care for little
children."
How many children are there who,
every night of their lives, are frightened
to sleep?
Nature's Cure For Spring Bilious
ness.
Spiio^field Republican.
Eor several springs in succession I
went through a long course of physical
languor and 'mental inefficiency. My
Easter was the beginning instead of the
end of a dreary Lent, in which there
was no penitentn 1 virtue. I knew that
the root of the evil was the liver. I had
the deepest occasion to believe Pnuch's
reply to the question,!"Islife worth liv
ing?" "That depends on the liver!"
Decidedly in those days it was not worth
living. Well, a year ago came back the
familiar symptoms. I felt them first in
i a mental form,—a loss of courage, hope
and energy a feeling as of a whipped
dog a disposition to put my tail between
mv legs and run away. I sought help in
philosophy and religion—no go. Then
1 bethought me that in an unnoticed
way certain '.well-known physical signs
had been twitching my sleeve,—dull ap
petite, heavy eyes, dreamful sleep and
unrefreshed"waking. I recognized my
old foe, biliousness. I sought counsel of
Dr. Medicus. His advice was prompt:
"Eat no meat for ten days.'' "But,
doct-.r, 1 can't jlive without
meat 1 cat it twice a dav.
Beefsteak is I my stall' of life. "N'o
matter, -you need a rest from it. It is
meat that gives work to the liver, and
the liver gets overworked anil clogged
A German Prof. Weissnichtwer, lias,
demonstrated the whole thing. Try
the experiment,—for ten days eat no
beef, mutton pork or veal. Eat vegeta
bles and famadous food, soft-boiled eggs,
fish or milk,— a little poultry will not
hurt you, or a bit of bacon. In a few
days you will find votirself another
man." I heard, I obeyed, and I was
completely well in less than a week. 1
found myself, just as the doctor had
predicted", like a clogged up fire when
the cinders are raked out and the draft
turned on. My head grew clear my
nerves steady, my courage come back,—
1 was ready to smile at Satan's rage and
face a frowning wor d. But tlie world
didn't frown, it wore its loveliest smiles
and if Satan raged I didn't hear him.
The cure was permanent. I renounced
meat for breakfast, thenceforth and if
ever a touch of billiousness recurred ab
stinence at dinner for two or three days
put an end to it. All this I owe to thee,
wise Dr. Medicos,—to thee and the Ger
man professor. I believe thv word, that
the great American sin is excessive
meat eating."
Fashion's Fancies.
Satin is, and will be very popular.
Black satin is certainly n linger f-o
much favored for day wear, its place
this season being taken by gros grain
which is infinitely preferable in sunlight
because devoid of any shiny appearance.
Eor evening wear however, black satin
veiled with black lace will be very ele
gancy e, .in.
Laci* l-.n: ets in b'.a.-k and cream
white, in modilied poke shapes, are
among the attractive fancies in new
French millinery. Lace plaitings are
laid over the brims, which are tirst cov
ered with colored silk or satin of either
bright or pale shades. Flowersmatch
ing the hue of the silk foundation are
wreathed around the crown or massed
at one side, mingled usually with cas
cades of the lace.
There is much variety in bonnet
strings. Gold soutache half an inch
wide is used for strings, accompanied by
wider black, blue, garnet or brown vel
vet ribbon, Orange and olive-green vel
vet are tied together for strings. Red
and blue strings are also tied together.
Narrow yellow velvet ribbon is tied with
wider black velvet ribbon. Short bridle
strings in a curve below the chin are
of bias velvet tied in a small bow, on
which rest flowers or humming-birds.—
New York Tribune.
Many leading modistes have discon
tinued the use of gored side breadths in
their skirts these, whether short or
long, trimmed or plain, are now cut
with one center bieadth this is slightly
sloped—curved, more properly speak
ing—at each side toward the top only.
The breadth on each side is the same
width at each end, but it is fitted to the
figure at the waist by two plaits in each
breadth. This it is claimed, is an im
provement, as it causes the skirt to sit
straight, and neither go in points or
cling too closely to the figure.—New YTork
Evening Post.
Sore Throat in a Horse.
The indications ofsore throat are some
times different from tlrs«.- o"
aasal catarrh
The prominent symptom, the nasal dis
charge is more glairy, and there is no
fever, and the glands of the throat are
swollen. The disease is apt to become
chronic unless treated in its early stages.
The treatment should consist of good
nursing, stimulating applications to the
throat, a dose of physic, and an antiseptic
and astringent medicine four drams of
aloes may be given, the throat well rub
bed with mustard water, poultice to the
glands, and a teaspoonful of the follow
ing mixture given daily, viz. four drams
solid extract of belladonna, one dram
tannic acid, four drams hydrosulphite of
soda, and tiye ounces of honey. This
should be put on the back part of the
tongue and swallowed gradually. The
diet should be soft and mucilaginous.
The absence of pungent vapors in the
stable and of exposure to cold is neces
sary moderate exercise will be bene
ficial.
Improvement of Cattle.
The Rural World, in an article urging
the improvement of cattle, says: "The
old-time scrub, when fat and weighing
1,250 pounds, on our markets to-day
would sell for 5 cents per pound, and
bring $02.50. The common cattle of the
country, bv the improvement in blood
and consequent increase in weight and
improvement in quality, in the same
market weigh 1,450 pounds, and sell at
6 cents, making thus $87 per head or
the high grade 3-year-old will readily
sell one-half cent per pound higher, ow
ing to the better quality. Fifteen hun
dred pounds at 0 l-'J cents will make the
snug sum of $97.50 per head or the high
grade steers at 4 years old, as all stock
men know, will more readily sell at 7
cents as exporters. Eighteen hundred
pounds at 7 cents is $120 per head. In
short, the scrub of twenty years ago is
worth, when corn fed, $24 less than im
proved native steers at the same age,
and $35 less than the high _grade with
one vear's less age, and $05.50 less per
head than the high grade at the same
age."
A Good Floor for a Cow Stable.
The floor of a cow stable should be
hard, dry and non-absorbent. It should
be arranged so as to be convenient,
comfortable and heathful for the cow
and convenient for the owner. It
should be hard or it would not be dur­
able or dry it should be a nonabsorb
ant for the sake of comfort, healthfull
ness and for cleanliness. Hardness is
secured by choice ®f material. An earth
floor may be made hard and excellent
in every way and at little expense, and
a lioor on the ground, if it can be kept
drv and well drained, is the best of all
floors. It is easily kept free from ver
min which are a nuisance about a cow
stable, being wasteful, annoying and in
jurious by bringing lice and llt-as into it.
It is cool in the summer and warm in
ttie winter, being free from the cold
drafts which are apt to pass through
plank tloors over a cellar.
The cheapest earth floor is one made
on the ground and covered three or four
inches thick by a concrete of beaten
clay, coal ashes and gravel. When
rightly prepared, this floor is very hard
and durable, and sheds water as well as
a cement floor. It is made of clay pud
dled and worked up until it is unite
sticky, plastic and stiff' this is spread
upon too earth properly graded and
prepared, and is then covered with a
layer of coal ashes previously wetted
with water or wet from exposure to the
weather. This is beaten down by means
of a rammer. With this laised and let
fall upon the ashes these are well incor
porated with the clay a layer of gravel
is then beaten in, in the same way, and
after this a coating of mixed clay, ashes
and gravel, thoroughly well-mixed with
a shovel and worked with a hoe, is beat
en down hard and solid. As the moist
ure works to the top fresh ashes are
scattered upon the floor until a smooth,
hard surface is made, when it is left to
dry. It becomes very hard and almost
like stone, but is very much improved
by a coating of hot, melted gas tar which
costs but little and makes the floor
\ater-proof and still harder.-—Rural
New Y'orker.
Personal Intelligence*
"Cedarcroft ." the residence of the late
Bayard Taylor, is again offered for sale.
At the sale after the owner's death it
was bought bv Silas Warner, of Mont
gomery county, who made it his home.
Mr. Warner's wife has died, and as his
home is now broken up the property is
again iu the market.
Prof. Swing, of Chicago, christened
seven children of his congregation at his
resilience Easter afternoon. The water
used had been brought from the River
Jordan by the grandfather of one of the
little ones, and the silver christening
cup which held the precious drops was
formerly the property of President Lin
coln.
Just before State Treasurer Vincent of
Alabama, absconded, he handed to his
wife a package, which, upon opening,
she found to contain $15,000 for her per
sonal use. Concluding that it was tlie
state's money, she turned every cent
over to the proper authorities.
Mr. Yanderbilt.the head of the house,
is said to make some people hold their
breath when they see him drive. A
man worth $200,000,000 and nearly sixty
five years old, driving himself at a
weight of 2!50 pounds in a wagon weigh
ing 184 pounds, at a rate of a mile in two
minutes and a half, on a road crowded
with fast teams, is thought by "Gath" to
be "a pretty healthy ruddy specimen of
the richest citizens of the world."
Mr. John Peck, who died recently
near Peducah, Ky., was the father of
seven sons and daughters. Just before
his decease he called his youngest son
to his bedside and told him that he had
saved $1
,HH) in gold for each of his chil
dren. lie attempted to say where he
had concealed it, but before he had fin
ished the grim messenger appeared and
cut short his story. A search for the
hidden treasure discovered two jugs
with tlie necks knocked off, in which Mr.
Beck had been accustomed to drop his
savings. One was concealed in the stable
and the other in the smoke-house. To
gether they were found to contain $30,
000 in gold. The rest cannot be found,
though it is believed to be somewhere
on the premises.
Joaquin Miller, in a letter to the Cin
cinnati Commercial Gazette, says "For
my own part, when I die and wherever
1 die, wrap me in the sheet at once and
burn my body instantly, and scatter my
ashes on the hills. This is my only will",
and I appoint each American an eveeu
tor to see it enforced. I have a senti
mental desire, too, that my ashes might,
if not too much trouble, be scattered
somewhere on the Nerras. That is all
the bother I am willing to lie to my fel
low-soldiers when dead. And then the
right to rest on untroubled after all is
over ought to be somehow secured."
Hon. John M. Hungerford, of Corn
ing, N. Y., ex-member of congress from
the Twenty-ninth congressional district
of that state, is dead. He was born at
Vernon, N. Y., December 3, 1825 was
graduated at Hamilton college in 1840,
engaged in the banking business at Corn
ing in 1848, and commenced political
life as a delegate to the Republican Na
tional Convention at Philadelphia in
1S72. He was elected as a republican to
the Forty-fifth congress, serving his na
tive state from October 15,1877.
Ezra Carville, a wealthy man living
three miles from Lewiston, Me., was
called to the door by a stranger on the
pretence of wanting help to fix a broken
sleigh. Mr. Carville quietly put a cocked
revolver into his pocket and followed
the man, who suddenly turned and pre
sented a pistol ami demanded Carville's
surrender. Mr. Carville immediately
tired at the man's breast, when the
stranger groaned and scrambled into a
sleigh and drove rapidly toward the
city, since which time he has not been
seen. Mr. Carville is heir in an impor
tant contested will case, and it is believed
that his murder or abduction is in view.
A lady tourist in Florida has an orna
ment made of a live lizard, attached
to a gold pin by a tiny gold band
and chain. The jeweler who per
formed the process of manacling thinks
the poor little prisoner will not long re
main alive.
The late Charles Stetson, of Bangor.
Me., left an estate valued at more than
11,000,000.

xml | txt