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THE NORTHERN TRIBUNE JULY 28, 1883.
Northern Tribune. SATURDAY, JULY 28 1883. Ill ltdU. W ( OlMV S KENOl IU KN. C'ertnlu Moner to b Made by TUi who I iiii ite In tbe Keicble, Ileal Hi In I. and Remunerative Km- ploy hk iii of Cultivating the Cran berry. In considering the resources or our county there is one element which has always been overlooked, and to this the TR'BUNE would call attention. The con formation of the county, with its many streams and marshes, suggests the idea that the cultivation of the cranberry would prove a success. Our pine barrens, which have hitherto been deemed almost worthless, offer, in many cases, a suit able field for its production. From personal observation and inquiry we IN satisfied that Northern Michigan offers a field for enterprise in this direction, and money judiciously inyested in this business is almost sure to obtain good returns. In Wisconsin, with soil and climate almost identical with ours, there are large districts where the cultivation of the cranberry is brought to its high est perfection, and where large sums are annually spent in improving the peat bogs, with proportionally large profits. Sixty years ago any one em barking in the cultivation of the cran berry would have been compared to a mariner putting to sea without a chart or compass, but now, with so much ex perience to guide us, it is as clearly a legitimate business, and yields as good prospects of profit as wheat raising, and the product is just as marketable. Tire fact, which mav not be generally known, is that very few cranberries are export edthe home market consuming all that are raised, and with a great ad vance in price. CHOICE OF LOCATION The alluvial formation is the only one in which the cranberry can be success fully cultivated. Sand or quartz rock, pulverized or granulated, is alluvium separated from the drift by the waves and currents of the ocean, or elevated by the action of the waters. The deltas, or rich interval lands near the outlets of rivers are alluvium, and are formed by the subsiding of the finer particles brought down by streams. In fact, all alluvial formations are caused by the action of water. For the successful cultivation of the cranberry, the following requisites are necessary: 1st, a peat or muck soil, free from loam or clay, 2nd, sandy bottom and sides to the stream, 3rd, a dam and water to overflow the vines when necessary, 4th, thorough drainage. With out these advantages, and all of them, there is little use in attempting the cul tivation of the fruit. Good unimproved cranberry soil, with out timber, is worth from $2o to $50 an acre. Properly preparing and planting the ground costs from $100 to $500 an acre. First-class meadows with three year old vines are worth from $1,000 to $1,500 an acre. If properly prepared, the expenses of keeping a cranberry marsh free from foreign growth is very small, averaging from $:i to $10 an acre per annum. A meadow of suitable soil and sur roundings, will, on an average, pay for itself and all the expense attending the growth of the cranberry in four years. Instances are known, where men paid as high as $1,000 an acre, yet the meadow paid for itself in three years. Many columns might be written on this subject, but we think we have said enough to call attention to the subject, and in considering the inducements for settlers to come here, the cranberry cul ture offers one which may be made second only to the lumber interest. Horatio Seymour thus puts it; "When I see tottering old men, upon the brink of the grave, engaged in an unseemly scramble for office, I am al ways reminded of Holbein's picture, "The Dance of Death." It shall never be said of me that I took part in such a cotillion." These words might be intended for Samuel J. Tilden, to whom they are appropriate, but it is equally true that of any one leading Democracy it may be said he is performing the "Dance of Death," because of a lack of votes to succeed. Hoadly is now performing, and there is more to follow, notwith standing the preachers have said so much about the wickedness of dancing. The Boston Herald is full of he sin of unbelief, it does not believe Tilden originated civil service reform. It savs: "We knew that ho was the author of the Declaration of Independence, of the Constitution of the I'nited States, and of Cronin's certificate as the thre I electors of Oregon, but we fancied that a Rhode Island Congressmen introduced the first civil service reform bill into Congress At a time when Mr. Tilden was running the Democratic State Committee of New York. In conjunction. witll Mr, William K Tweed,' Tom Thumb, though not long for earth, was never short in his accounts, and on this account beat Polk. An almond-eyed Chinaman has chal lenged Dennis Kearney to fight a duel, and it is hoped by some that Dennis will accept challenge and bullet. Lotteries are shut out of the mails, saloons are taxed all the way up to $1, 500, Democrats are going to lose Ohio, and still some people think the world does not more. A young man in New York deserted his wife and three children in order to run away with his mother-in-law. This Conkling state beats the world for furnishing fool tricks. The Friends have repealed the law forbidding the marriage of first cousins. An unwise thing to do, for there are enough darlings on earth outside of consulship, and enough lunatics with out mixing blood with a view to their increase. The last congress ordered the publi cation of the names of individuals pen sioned by the government, and this list will be open for the inspection of all, so that the name of the impostor, the wretch who through misrepresentation has secured a pension that is only in tended to support those who bear honor able scars, honorably received in an honorable conflict can be read. No one has as much right to the Nation's protec tion and support as those who fought her battles, and no impostor needs exposing more than one who would use unfair means to obtain a pension that means a certain mark of honor. Telegraph operators in their bill of grievances demand that both sexes shall receive equal pay for equal work. This is a just requirement, involving the principle of fair dealing to all, and is sure to obtain in the near future in all departments of labor. There is no reason why the same quality and quantity of work performed under the same circum stances, should noi receive the same pay. It nevertheless remains true that man is more available for certain kinds of work than women, yet this should not prevent her from receiving justice wherever she gives her talent and work, and anything less than equal pay for equal work is robbery. Europeans think Americans profuse in praise of everything that is American and yet, strange as it may appear, these foreigners themselves confirm our ideas and estimates concerning our produc tions. Take the American girl, fo severely criticised and condemned for uncouthness and other imperfections, she stands to-day the leader, throughout civilization, for personal attractions, correct manners, and polite behavior, captivating whom she will by her own superior accomplishments of body and mind, making her decidedly the most perfect ptece of humanity granted this earth. The London Truth tlfus compli ments that bewitching creation, the American girl; "Since American girls have become a part of the life of European watering places, they have made sad havoc with the privileged supremacy of their English sisters. So facinating, indeei, have been the winning manners and elegant attire of the American girls at Trouville this season, that the English women at that famous summer resort have become mightily enraged, and have resolved to taboo them, even as New port's haughty dames threaten to taboo the most beautiful of English women." There is a possibility that cholera will visit this country, if it reaches Kuropean ports. Too much precaution cannot be taken against the fearfnl scourge, nnd it is time, in view of its ravages along the Nile, that American cities were diligent in preparing against this destroying angel. The government should rigidly enforce exclusion f vessels from the Mediterranean, and a complete system of quarrantino over goods, baggage, persons, and vessels in anywise suspected, while every city, town and family should adopt severe measures for protection. There is no time to loose. Now is the time for action in this matter. The condition of cel lars, yards, alleys, and streets, should be made absolutely clean. Juniper trees, berries, and tar should be burned in dwellings, attention should be paid to diet, and everything done that common sense would dictate as essential to clean liness, and helpful in preparing the con stitution to throw off disease. There is too much tilth in Cheboygan for the most heathy period, and in view of the possibility of this frightful disense reaching this country, we think it would be opportune and wise for the authorities to do some effectual work in cleansing the town. There is not one reason why this should not be done, and every reason why it should be doue. The Pope writes poetry in Latin, aud whenever much of the religiou or poetry is done up in a dead language, it is con sidered harmless, if not appropriate. Detroit police have raided gambling deus, and will lesson the evil for a time. There are other places where the curse of gambling needs the attention of police. Extremes follow. Flooded St. Louis, according to the Post, is "on the vorge of a water famine." There are thou sands in St. Louis who could endure a water famine so long as whisky is steady. The rejuvenated Tilden, in view of 1884, is ready to affirm that he is born again, but he is born to die, if not slaughtered in the Democratic conven tion, the people will kindly save tho old man of the sea from the weighty cares of office. Astronomers claim that cyclones come because of sun storms and will appear so long as the raging cause exists. It does not follow, however, that furious things generated on earth are epidemically carried to the sun, or they would have blizzards whenever a Demo cratic convention convenes. "After reading of the sanitary con dition of Egypt. I'm rather glad they banished me. Arahi l'anha. England undertook the management of matters, including sanitary regu lations, and if her ships carry germs of cholera elsewhere, as is reported, this in addition to her criminal neglect of Egypt's life will bring upon this gold worshipping nation severest condem nation. Dorsky making fight against the im mortal (iarfleld but shows the madness of infamy, in one who has been faithless as a Senator, and corrupt in manifold practices. The memory of the dead President can never be blackened by all the publicly convicted wrongdoers of earth, and no rightly disposed indi vidual would be guilty of such treach erous villainy. Faithful Presidents, like Lincoln and Garfield, who served their country and their race, will be forever revered and loved, though slain at their post in the discharge of duty. Mrs. Lang try, the public beauty with so many homely spots, received in her unwomanly treatment of her husband, and her loud conduct with I vulgar ape of Wall street, is preparing a book on America. We are told that there is no end to the making of books, but the book of this nondescript woman will bo remarkably small, appearing in the eyes of the public, about as small as the authoress, who has signally failed as an artiste. A foreign lecturer or actress failing in tho United States, and wreaking ven geance through a book is one way of not finding out what this country thinks of certain questionable characters who known nothing of us; A deaf mute of Mercer county, Ky., has invented an electrical instrument which enables him to hear an ordinary einversation. The stats geologist of North Carolina states that in western North Carolina there are N peaks above 6000 feet: Oil between 5,000 and 6,000, and 143 be tween 4,ooo and 6400, a total of H6 above 4,000 feet. Miss Susan Turner of New Haven writes to the Ohio adjutant general that she was sergeant in the 105th Ohio volunteers during the war, known as .Tim. wounded in five battles, and would like her iension. There are now oniy three men in the Dritish Mouse of commons who were there when Victoria ascended the throne, 4U years ago. They are Mr. Olad sone, Mr. Talbot, member for (ilamor ganshore, and Mr. Villiers, member for Wolverhampton. Earl Grey is the only living member of the cabinet that was in office at that time. II en l ili in Wealth! Dr. E. C. West's Nerve and Drain Treatment: a specific for Hysteria, Diz ziness, Convulsions, Nervous Headache, Mental Depression, Loss of Memory, Spermatorrhea, Impotency, Involuntary Emmissions, Premature Old Age, caused by over-exertion, self-abuse, or over-indulgence, which leads to misery, decay, and death. One box will cure recent cases. Each box contains one month's treatment. One dollar a box or six boxes for five dollars; sent by mail and prepaid on receipt of price. vYo guarantee six boxes to cure any case. With each order received by us for six boxes, accompanied by five dollars, we will send the purchas er our written guarantee to return the money if the treatment docs not effect cure, uiiaraiiiees issued oniy wnen tho treatment is ordered direct from us. Address: JOHN C. WEST A: ('., Sole Proprietors, 1S1 A: l8fl Madison St. Chica go, III. Sold by all druggists. FRUIT TREES. . 0. DA VIS, Dealer. SILL luofe paly as will Bourleli in this cli mate. I'rm c(l liy nctiuil trial. neejdenee uum- Cumt liwusc, wu Imhnh Street 871aotf in Coal, Salt, Lime, Hair, Hay, Forwarders, aod Dealers Land Plaster, Calcine Plaster, Cement, Shingles, &c. Agents for the following line ot steamers, Grtimmond's Mftfkinaw Lille Consisting of the popular steamers, At- lantic, Capt. Nicholson, Master; Flora, Capt. Jones, Master. Tickets for sale to Cleveland, Toledo, and intermediate points. Northern Michigan Line consisting of the fine steamers Champlain, Capt. Casey, Master; Lawrence, Capt. Goo. Thorpe, Master. Tickets for sale to Chicago, Milwaukee and intermediate ports. Smith & Adams' North Shore Lille consisting of the elegant steamer Messenger Capt. E, Bouchard, Master; A. C. Van Raalte, Capt. J. W. Brown, Master. Freight received, handled with care and forwarded by each of tlio' lines, prompt! to destination. Our Stock of Lime, Hair, Cement, Salt, Land Plaster, Calcine Plaster, Hay, &c comprises the best in the market, and will be sold as low as the lowest. Call and ascertain prices before purchasing. LOW PRICE ! And Good Honest Goods ARE SURE TO BRING TRADE. We Have a Large Stock of OP THE LATENT STYLES WHICH WE WILL SELL POK A SMALL MARGIN A HOVE COST. Ladies and Gents' Fine Shoes, OP EVERY VARIETY. THE REST IN TOWN. NOW IS THE TIME TO PURCHASE. A. W. WESTGATE & SON. store opposite the Postofflce. PAQUETTS' NEW BLOCK. Merchant Tailor ! HAS JUST RECEIVED A Choice Line o For The Spring Trade. All the Latest Styles of Fancy Mix- tures For NOBBY BSINESS SUITINGS. Fancy Pantings in Different Shades. 11 Fine Line ef French & English Worsteds for Dress Suits. NEAT DESIGNS FOR SPRING OVERCOATINGS ! IS THE - DIFFERENT (J HARES. ca.ll And See tlerr.l Wagon and Blacksmith Shop ! For Bltcktmithing and Wagon making make HENRY A. BLAKE, A call . All Work dOM promptly and on honor. Impairs of all kinds promptly attended to. First door north of his Foundry, Main Eroftt, Cheboygan, Mioh.