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Enterprise. J. B. LAWTON, Editor and Proprietor. VOLUME XVI. DEVOTED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF HOME INTERESTS. NEW IBERIA, LA., SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1900. Subscription, $ 1.50 per Aiiuum. NUMBER 11 OFFICIAL. AN ORDINANCE. To put into effective operation Article.«» 291. 292. 293. and 294 of the Constitution of the State, to divide the Parish of Iheria into road dis tricts; to raise funds for the purpose of con structing, maintaining and repairing the public roads and bridges of said Parish ; to relieve from compulsory road duty certain persons; and to provide for the penalties and punishment of violations of this Ordinance. Section 1. He it ordained by the Police Jury of the Parish of Iberia. La.. That the Parish of Ibe ria be and is hereby divi !etl into eitçht r vid dis tricts as follows, to wit: The first road district shall be composed of the tirst ward of the Parish of Iberia; the 2d road district of the 2d ward; the 3d road district of the 3d ward; the 4th road district of the 4th ward; the 5th road district of the 5th ward; the 6th road district of the #>th ward; the 7th road district of the 7th ward, and the 8th road district of the 8th ward. The road district may be sub divided thereafter by proper resolutions of this Police Jury. Section 2. He it further ordained, etc., That there shall be set aside one mill of the taxes, levied by the Police Jury of Iberia Parish, of the year 1900, and of each subsequent year thereafter, for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and repairing the public roads and bridges of the Parish of Iberia. Section 3. He it further ordained, etc., That there is hereby imposed and levied an annual per capita tax of One Dollar, for the calendar year 1899, and for each succeeding calendar year, upon each able-bodied male inhabitant of the Parish of Iberia, between the ages of eighteen (18) and fifty five (55) years, except expressly exempt from auch tax by Arricle 291 of the Constitution ; which said tax shall be collected in the calendar year of 1900, and in each subsequent calendar year, br the tax collector of the Parish of Iberia, and shall be paid on or before the thirty first (31) day of December in each respective year to said tax collector; and whosoever shall refuse, neglect or fail to pay the said per capita tax on or before the thirty first (31) day ot December of eaeh year, shall, be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject himself to a criminal prosecution in the courts of this State and under the laws governing criminal prosecutions and trials, and upon trial and con viction before a court of Competent jurisdiction be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than Five Dollars, ($5.00) nor more than Twenty Dollars, ($20.00) or imprisoned in the Parish jail for not less than five nor more than thirty days, or both at the discretion of the court. Section 4. Be it further ordained, etc., That it •hall be the duty of Assessor of the Parish of Iberia, at the begining of each year, to enter, carry and record, in a book especially provided for that purpose and to be known as the "road and bridge per capita tax book," the names of every able bodied male Inhabitant of the Parish of Iberia, between the ages of eighteen (IS) and fifty five (55) years, liable to the Haid annual per capita tax as provided for in Sec. 3 of this ordinance, and he shall as soon as completed turn it over to the tax collector of the Parish of Iberia, and he shall receive the same fees as now fixed by law for assessing property and other assessments. Section 5. lie it further ordained, etc., That the collector shall keep the said "road and bridge per capita tax book" neparate from the State and Parish tax rolls, and he shall issue to the person paying said tax the proper receipt and shall enter in said book the date of the collection or payment thereof. the second (2d) day of the month of Jauuary of •ach year, the tax collector shall deliver to the Police Jury a complete and correct list of all the delinquent per capita tax payers, and the Presi dent of the Police Jury Khali take the proper ■tops towards having said delinquents arrested Mia prosecuted for the violation or this ordinance M provided in Section 3 of this ordinance. Section 7. He it further ordained, etc., That there is hereby levied an annual license tax for the year 1899, and for each subsequent year, upon each vehicle and bicycle in t*he Parish, graded as follows, to-wit: Upon each juniper and sulky, tweuty fiveceuts. Upon each two-wheel buggy and chaise, thirty five cents. Upon eaeh four-wheeled buggv, phaeton, cariole or carry-all dog cart, and cabriolet, fifty cents. Upon eaeh barouche, hack, surrey, landau, and omnibus or bus, seventy five cents.' Upon eaeb one horse cart, twenty five cents. Upon each dray and two liorse cart fifty cents. Upon each plantation cart and waggon, fifty cents. Upon eaeh peddling cart one horse, seventy -fire cents. Upon each peddling cart two horse, one dollar. Upon each bicycle, twenty five cents. Upon all other two-wheeled vehicles not es pecially mentioned herein each twenty five cents. Upon all other four-wheeled vehicles not es pecially mentioned herein each fifty cents. Section 8. Be it further ordained, etc., That on ' of Januaa 1899, and each sub to eol (•at aa posiible from eaeh and every person er ptnoii, aaaoclatloa of persons, business firms or corporations In the Parish of Iberia, owning and possessing any of said vehicles graded j„ 7 0 f this ordinance, the said license tax, which said license shall be due and collectible daring the first two mojiths of each year, and all unpaid licenses •hall become delinquent on the first day of March of eaeh year, and all persons who acquire any of the above vehicles and bleyele, named in said See. 7, after that date shall become delinquent unless the license is paid within ten days. Section9. Be it further ordained, etc., That any person or persons, required to take out a license under this ordinance upon the vehicles and blcylee mentioned in 8w. 7 of this ordinance, who snail fail or neglect to take out said license shall be liable to be sued by the Police Jury for the amount of aald license in any court of competent jurisdic tion in the same manner aa in ordinary suits. Section 10. Be it further ordained, etc.. That the only legal evidence that a license has been paid shall be the appropriate form of licence issued by the Police Jury, ana no receipt issued by the tu collector in place of the license itself be valid. Section 11. Be it further ordkined, etc., That the ex-officio tas collector of the Parish of Iberia, •hall keep a book in which he shall record OT tie the statement made under oath of all persona who may apply for the license for and upon vehicle and bleyele mentioned In See. 7 of ordinance, aad which said oath shall be aa to the number and kind of vehicles and bleyelea, nil persons may own and possess and said tax collec tor ia hereby empowered and required to adminis ter said oath to the persona Applying for said license under this ordinance. Section IS. Be it further ordained, etc., That the tax collector ia hereby required to keep a license register and enter the names of every per son, association of persons, business firms or eor porationa owning and posaeasing the differeat kiada of vehicles aad bicyeles mentioned in this ordlaance and liable to said license tax. the nam •f eaeh vehicle, the number of vehicle* and bleyelea said person or persons own and possess, the graduation of the same, the amount of license thereon and the date of collection or payment thereof. Section IS. Be it further ordained, ete., That on the first dar of the month of March of eaeh year the tax collector ahall deliver to the Police Jury • complete liât of all the délinquant licenae pay ers, together with their location and the anmhes and kind of vehicles and bleyelea owned and poo •ewedby them and the amount of lloonse due, and the said Police Jury shall Immediately pro ceed to collect same by snlt in accordance with and aa provldM in this ordinance. Section 14. Be it further ordained, etc., That the tax eoUeetor shall receive the same fee* far the collection of )he per capita tax and the license tax a* now fixed by law for the collection of State and Pariah taxes and licenses. Section 15. Be It further ordained, ete.. That the tax collector ahall settle with the Pariah for aald per capita and license tax ia the same manner and fana aa for other Pariah taxes and licensee, aad all laws governing tax collectors in the per. formanee of their dutiee aad not specially pro vided herein shall be applicable to tidsordtaaaee. Sectiea 18.1U It further ordaiaed, etc.. That the tax collector ahaUiasnete the person or persa ns 1 said license tax a Uecaae plate or ' ' I the name ot the Parish, the amoni t vehicle or blcylo and the year In said l l esass wac paid, which plate ahall be far alshed by the Police Jury and famed free of eoel to the license nayer, and which said license plata •hall be Issued in number and amount according to the graduation heroin fixed aad one for seek "» upon which caid licence la paid, it farther ordaiaed, etc., Thatthe paying said lieeaae tax shall _ L , *■ », eonspicnous manner by »«ft license plate to their vehicle, on Section IS. Be It further ordaiaed. etc.. That all t the said Road and Bridge tax and a herein providedshallbe relieved . road duty under the road law* w Hit B um. pwuoi ib . is« ffîJS&L' trmm ©ompaUor BOARD and LODGING. AT THE HAWKINS HOUSE. 81. Fetor StrM^. Near R. R. Depot. Laif«, Comfortable Rooms and Hone-like Accommodations. TBBW REASONABLE. L. A Pellerin, Mm MU ad M IM KM. 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Abbeville, Avery Island, Delcambre, Derouen, Marcel and Erath mailt close 3 P. M. Dnboin and Lydia mails close at 3 P. M . Loreauville and Morbihan mails close 3 P. M THOMAS JEFFERSON TO JAMES MADISON. WRITTEN FROM FONTAINEBLEAU, FRANCE. OCTOBER 23. 1785. Dear Sir :—Seven o'clock and re tired to my fireside, I have deter mined to enter into conversation with you. This is a village of about 5,000 inhabitants when the court is not here, and 20,000 wheu they are, occupying a valley through which runs a brook, and on each side of it a ridge of small mountains, most of which are naked rock. The king comes here in the fall always to hunt. His court attend him, as do also the foreign diplomatic corps ; but as this is not indispeosably required, and ray finances do not permit the expense of a continued residence here, I propose to come occasionally to attend the king's levees, returning again to Paris, distance forty miles. This being the first trip, I set out yesterday morning to take a view of the place. For this purpose shaped my course towards the high est of the mountains in sight, to the top of which was about a league. As soon as I had got clear of town, I fell in with a poor woman walk ing at the same rate with myself, and going t,he same coarse. Wishing to know the eondHfiou of the laboring poor, I entered into conversation with her, which I began by enquiries for the path which would lead me into the mountains, and hence proceeded to enquiries into her vocation, condition and circumstances. She told me she was a day laborer, at eight sous, or four pence sterling, the day ; that she had two children to maintain, and to pay a rent of thirty livres for her honse, which would consume the hire of 75 days ; that often she get no employment, and of course, was without bread. As we had walked together near a mile, and she had so far served me as a guide, 1 gave her on parting twenty-four sous. She burst into tears of a gratitude which I could perceive was unfeigned, because she was unable to utter a word. She had probably never before received so great an aid. This little attendrissement, with the solitude of my walk, led me into a train of reflections on that un equal division of prosperity which occasions the numberless instances of wretchedness which 1 had ob served all over Europe. The property of this country is absolutely concentered in a very few hands, having revenues of from half a million of guineas a year downward. These employ the flower of the country as servants, some of them having as many as two hun dred domestics, not laboring. They employ also a great number of manufacturers and tradesmen, and lastly the class of laboring husbandman ; but after these comes the most numerous of all the classes —that is, the poor who cannot find work. I asked myself what could be the reason that so many should be per mitted to beg who are willing to work, in a country where there is a very considérable portion of uncul tivated lands. These lands are kept idle mostly for the sake of game. It should seem, then, that it must be because of the enormous wealth of the proprietors, which places them above attention to the increase of the revenues by per mitting these lands to be labored. I am conscious that an equal di vision of property is impracticable ; bat, the consequences of this enor mous inequality producing so much misery to the bulk of mankind, legislators cannot invent too many devices for subdividing property, only taking care to let their subdi visions go hand in hand with the natural action s of the human mind. The descent of property of every kind, therefore, to all the childreu, or to all the brothers and : sisters or other relations, in equal degree, is a politic measure and a practicable one. Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from tax ation, below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they rise. Wherever there are in any coun try uncultivated lands and unem ployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor aud to live on ; if, for the encouragement of industry, we allow it to be appro priated, we must take care that other employment be furnished to those excluded from the appropria tion. If we do not, the fundamen tal right to labor the earth returns to the unemployed. It is too soon yet in our country to say that every man who cannot find employment, but who can find uncultivated land, shall be at li berty to cultivate it, paying a mort gage rent ; but it is not too soon to provide by every possible means that as few as possible shall be with out a little portion of land. The small landholders are the most precious part of the state. J ; R<id Moor/—Cw/ f l-'i're ! Eating bores, Turuois, Ulcers, Cancer of the Nose, Eye, Lip, Ear, Neck, Breast, Stomach, Legs or Arms, are curable by B. B. B. (Botanic Blood Balm), which is made especially to euro all Terrible Blood Diseases. Persistent Sores, Biood and Skin Blemishes, Scrofula, that resist other treatments, are quickly cured by B. B. B. (Botanic Blood Balm). Skin Eruptions, Pimples. Red Itching, Eczema, Scales, Blisters, Red or Brown Patches, Blotches, Catarrh, Rheumatism, etc., all due to bad blood, and hence easily cured by B. B. B. Syphilite, Blood Poison literally driven from the system by B. B. B. (Botanic Blood Balm), in one to five months. B. B. B. does not contain vegetable or mineral poison. One bottle will test it in any case. For sale by druggists everywhere. Large bottles $1, six for $">. Send 2 stamps for postage on free sample bottle, which will be sent by return mail. When you write, describe symptons, and personal free medical advice will be given. Ad dress Blood Balm Co., 489 Mitchell St. Atlanta, Ga. may 26 WHY BRYAN SHOULD BE AND WILL BE ELECTED. elected, because it is no longer mere party success, but the na tional welfare that demands his election. The country wants a truly Demo cratic, a truly American President —a man who represents the Ameri can idea of equality—a man who stands for equal rights, equal op portunities in equal conditions for all. We have had enough snobbery in our Government; we have had enough corruption. We must make an end of a government that stands for privileges to the powerful, for favorism to the fortunate—that heaps blessings upon the rich and burdens upon the poor. We must make an end of a Gov ernment that distinguishes between the social positions and eveu the geographical situations of its citi zens. We must return to the American idea—to the principles of Washington aud Jefferson. Conducted on these principles this country has the greatest future of any that history tells of. Con ducted on these principles it will include all the Western Hemis phere and dominate the whole world. But we must not rot before we are ripe. The Journal is the lead ing advocate of expansion, but only that the Union may grow and the advantages of liberty, equality and opportunity be extended to the greatest number of peoples. A country that governs its new pos sessions as subject provinces does not expand ; it merely en croaches. Mr. Bryan should be and will be Journal is in favor of the election of an American President that American expansion may be come possible. We must remain trne to the American spirit—the spirit of Washington, who said: "Every attempt to alienate any portion of onr country from the rest should be indignantly frowned upon the spirit of Jefferson, who demanded "equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever State or persuasions, religions or political ; peace, commerce and honest friend ship with all nations—entangling alliances with none;" the spirit of Lincoln, who declared that this Government could "not endure permanently half slave and half free." As the best representative of this spirit, the fitting head of a na tion that has citizens, but not sub jects, the Journal will support William Jennings Bryan for Presi dent of the United States.— .V. T. Journal. : COTTON a of of FACTORIES IN THE SOUTH. In a speech recently delivered before the Manufacturers' Club of Philadelphia, Mr. Frank Leake dis cussed favorably the growth of the cotton manufacturing industry in the Southern States. Mr. Leake very candidly admits that cotton manufacture is no longer an ex periment in this section of the country. South Carolina to-day ranks second to Massachusetts in the number of her spindles. North Carolina contains more mills than South Carolina, but her plants are smaller aud she has a less number of spindles than her sister State. Georgia and Alabama are rapidly following the lead of the Carolinas, and with the cotton, the labor, the water power and transportation all assured there can be no doubt of the eventual supremacy of the South iu cotton manufacturing. Mr. Leake seems to think, how ever, that the cheap labor the cotton mills of the South now employ will be a permanent condition aud he looks forward to the time when the present white workers will be re placed by negroes who will be con tent to work for the small wage rate that prevails. In this, how ever, we agree with the Atlanta J Consitution that Mr. Leake is mis taken. The Constitution quite cor rectly says the cotton mills of the South are still in their infancy and subjected to the great losses result ing from inexperience and a want of knowledge of market conditions. What the Southern mills have ac complished has been in spite of adverse circumstances and cannot be compared to their future success when to their natural advautages will be added those which spring from energy and experience. The Atlanta Constitution says : "What is true of the mill owners is equally true of the operatives. They have been brought in without training or experience, and their work is not to be compared to that of the future mill operative who will be able to do more effective work in a more expert manner. It [follows as a consequence that the wages which are paid by pioneer mills to mere pioneer operatives, does not mark the condition which shall exist when the mills are uuder perfect conditions, and when the operatives are trained to the highest skill. The wages which will then be paid must be correspondingly larger, and will coutinue to attract ths same people who are already engaged in it. "Even were mill men here and there to think of employing negro labor, they would soon discover that it would fail to Bring them the advantages which they might look for. The negro lacks foresight and plan. He lacks the continuity which would enable him to work to pur pose. Given bread aud meat for the day, he has no thought of the morrow. There is in such labor no progression, and no dependence can be placed upon it in an emergency. That spirit which would induce white laborers to work all day long on a feast day, when necessity called for it, is totally absent from the negro who, once he gets $2.50 in his pocket, would refuse to work until he had spent it. Therefore we feel that any fear based upon the shortness of labor in the south is ill founded, because the white people will continue to supply the labor, and the improved pay them figures sufficient to reward their labor. The negro must remain a cotton producer. Under the guid ance of an employer and engaged in a work which changes but little, he can be successful, whereas in a labor whicn requires the progres sive action of mind he would be a total failure." It is with a good deal of pleasure and satisfaction that I recommend Chamber lain's Colie, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem edy," says Druggist A. W. Sawtelle, of Hartford, Conn. "A lady eustomer, see ing the remedy exposed on my show ease, said to me : 'I really believe that medi cine saved my life the past summer at the shore,' and became so enthusiastic over its merits that I at once made up my mind to recommend it in the future. Re cently a gentleman came into my store so overcome with colie pains that he sank at once to the floor. I gave him a dose of this remedy which helped him. I repeated the dose and in fifteen minutes he left my store smiling informing me that he felt as well as ever." Sold by James A. Lee. Secretary Gage estimates that at the end of the current fiscal year the surplus of revenue over ex penditure will reach the almost ap palling total of $70,000,000—near ly a dollar per capita of population. The people grow restive under the the knowledge of this massing of money taken from their pockets direct, and a rédaction in the war revenue taxes ia demanded.—Min neapolis Times, Den. Thirteen Killed la Two Days at the Paris Exposition. Paris, April 29.—Nine people were killed and seven injured by the fall of a foot bridge in the Champs de Mars section of the Ex hibition this afternoon, and by this fatality a gloom has been cast over Paris which even the brilliaut illuminations ot' to-night of the Tuileries and all the exhibition palaces cannot quite dispel. The footbridge had not yet been officially inspected by the authori ties aud was not thrown open to the public, so that in no way can the exhibition authorities be held responsible. Nevertheless the ac cident has caused a lamentable im pression in Paris. It is uoticeable that one of the persons most active in rescuing the victims was an American workman attached to the United States Pav illion named Pellman. The Min ister of commerce has seut him a preseut of $40. Paris, April 30.—There was an other accident at the exhibition this morning, by which four workmen lost their lives through the fall of scaffolding in the Salb' des Fetes. Coining as it does on top of yester day's accident, it has created a pro found impression. It seems to be generally felt that the authorities have run too big risks in their desire to push the work ahead, though the exhibition people themselves deny that. They insist that they are in no way re sponsible for the collapse of the footbridge, since it was not their construction, had not their approv al and had not been thrown open to the public. Commissioner - General Picard, has authorized the statement that he would, if public opinion de manded it, invite the Government to appoint a commission to pass upon the general security of all the exhibition structures. Such a measure would reassure opinion at home and abroad. HOW'S THIS! We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case ot Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. Cheney & Co., Props., Toledo, o. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. 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The elec tion passed off very quietly and was carried by a large majority for the bond issue, both in num ber and as to valuation of property. The vote resulted : For the bond issue, 100 votes, valuation, $181, 690 ; against bond issue, 18 votes, valuation, $72,235. Majority for bond issue, 82 votes; valuation, $109,355. Beware of a Cough. A cough is not a disease but a symp tom. Consumption and bronchitis, which are the most dangerous and fatal diseases, have for their first indication a persistent cough, and if properly treated as soon as this cough appears are easly cured. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has proven wonderfully successful, and gained its wide reputation and extensive sale by its success in curing the diseases which cause coughing. If it is not beneficial it will not cost you a cent. For sale by James A. Lee. New York, May 1.—Mrs. Thomas Cunningham, the wife of a land scape garduer, living at No. 274 Twenty-third street, South Brook lyn, went into a trance on Satur day, and while oblivious of what she did, kindled a fire in the baby carriage standtng beside he kitch en stove and burned her three-year old daughter Mary so terribly that the child died within a few hours in the Seney Hospital. Not until yesterday did the poor woman come out her of deathlike sleep. When she learned what she had done she fell into a swoon and awoke in such a condition that it is feared she will be mentally wrecked for life. The authori ties have taken charge of her—too late, as is so often the case. COLLIN'S AGUE CUBE is without doubt the finest medicine it has ever been our lot to come in contact with. In addi tion to its chill qualities it is the finest riyer medicine we have ever taken. We know whereof we speak. This medicine is on sale at Koch's Drug Store. . by the Ex by the to ac a of If " coming events cast their shadows before," those shadows on the blind presage a wed ding i ii the ■ near future. The young lad\- may even be "all ready" to marry, that is, she thinks » she's "all ready " for her trousse au's 1 prepared, the I- " trip " has been planned, and the house picked out and "everything." When we see a young woman go out to meet fate that way it brings to mind the Frenchman's saying of the Charge of the Light Brigade. " It was magnificent but it was not war." It is magnificent to see the young girl face the future so fearlessly, but it is not life. No young woman is ready for married life unless her physical condition is up to the stand ard of marriage, in the health of all the delicate womanly organs, and rarely is that the case. Young women entering upon the state of marriage will find no friend so helpful as l>r. 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Menominee, Mich., May 1.—The forest tires arc still raging along the line of the Wisconsin and Mich igan Railway, north of Fisher, with disastrous results. The logging cauips of Wells, Ludiugton & Van Sehaack Company, of this city, near Ames, have been destroyed. In ad dition to those reported destroyed yesterday are the cedar product villages of Swauson and Garner, on the Wisconsin and Michigan Road. As near as can be estimated, the loss in that vicinity is $50,000 to $75,000. All incoming trains from the north and over the St. Paul branch report fires raging in all directions. There is no communication with the burned district except by means of the "Soo" Railroad telegraph line. There has been no rain, and the fires cannot be checked. The passenger train which left here Sunday morning was hemmed in in the burned district, and only got through to Eathorn last night. The plight of the people in the burned district is terrible, as the country is very dry. Many lumber camps have been destroyed, and farmers have fought the flames to save their homes. The loss will probably reach several hundred thousand dollars unless rain soon falls, of which there is no apparent prospect. Fires are also burning along the Milwaukee and Soo Roads, and serious damage is feared. The fires are burning so heavily along the Milwaukee Road, north of Ellis Junction, that passengers are unable to put their heads out of the windows, so stifling is the smoke. Middle Inlet and Cedarville have suffered from the devasting flames. "After suffering from piles for fifteen years I was cured by using two boxes of DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve," writes W. J. Baxter, North Brook, N. C. It heals everything. Beware of counterfeits. Julius Koch. Carlyle, 111, April 29.—Mrs. Gottfried Hoehn residing near this city, died suddenly this morning. She had just received intelligence that she was heir to 50,000 francs, left by a deceased relative in France. She had been afflicted with heart trouble aud the news of her good fortune proved too much of a strain on her nervous system. She ex pired in a few minutes. The easiest and most effective method of purifying the blood and invigorating the system is to take DeWitt's Little Early Risers, the famous little pills for cleaning the liver and bowels. Julius Koch. The Eads bridge across the Mis sissippi river at St. Louis has al ways been subject to the phe nomenon known as "creeping rails." The creeping occurs al ways in the direction of the traffic, and varies with the amount of ton* nage passing over the rails. ASTHMA. Sure cure, Crosby's Swedish Asthma Remedy. Trial package mailed free, Col lins Bros. Medicine Co., St. Louis. For sale by Julius Koch. Within a radius of four miles of Rushville, Neb., there are no fewer than nine prairie dog "towns." They cover 3500 acres of pasture, which is rendered almost useless. 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