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1. THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT FSll N a certain day recently the prices yyi for farm products quoted by the lucal papers, at several different towns were as follows: ' " ' ' t ' E8S.W't.Corn.Hogs. ffVeunweh -, . . . -,20 . 62 32 , .2 'Albion IS 00 28 Elgin . ..... IS -57 --2 - 6.40 Cairo 20 .10 28 C.25 Qhiowa ..20 .19 20 6.30 Gothenburg ....... 2.") .10 25 5.05 JSewanJ 25 ,18 , 30 6.20 Deshler ...'..'13 60 " 3(J 6.S Fairmont 56 SI 6.38 Ckneva 20 57 2S 5.75 Petersburg 10 56 28 6.25 TJio Hebron Journal of January 27, 1881, contained those items of some present interest; A sixteen-pound wildcat was killed near Hardy. ; v Ponca has telegraphic communication with the rest of the world. Under . the new apportionment, Ne braska will be entitled to at least three and probably four members in congress. We will also probably have one or two more Judicial districts be fore the present legislature finishes its work. In the congressional race Van Wyck was the lucky man, he having received C8 votes. A regular mail hack runs twice a week from Chester to Belleville, Kan. Senator C. R Coon arrived home from Lincoln on last Sunday evening. Mr. Coon has been ill ever since he left, and not being able to perform his duties he was excused and advised to return home, where he could have careful and tender nursing. His ail ment is diphtheria, and it is believed by his physician that he will soon be able to be about, when he will return to Lincoln. Mr. Drinkwatter of Prairie Star has lost four (all) children by that' dread disease, diphtheria. Mr. and Mrs. Scott, living at Belvi dert lost their only child, three years old, last Friday night. Diphtheria was the cause. Regarding the prices and prospects for Buffalo county lands, the Kearney Hub says: "If we are to judge by the price that some individual pieces of land have been sold for, there is good ground for believing that it is close to a hundred dollars an acre. But to say that all the land is worth this at the present time would be an inaccuracy, as there are good farms on the market with a variation in price from $50 to $125 an acre, depen3ing on location and improvements. "Recently an exceptionally well lo cated alfalfa farm near Shelton sold for $100, and one tract just south of the Kearney city limits was valued in a deal at $125, but this was all in al falfa, and besides had other valuable Improvements that give it this high valuation. "Still it must be remembered with the great possibilities of alfalfa grow ing and sheep feeding, dairying and hog raising, these lands can be made to produce what is considered a good return on the investment, even though the valuation should exceed $150 per acre. Farm lands in Illinois in the best districts are said to bring good returns even valued at $300 per acre. In Germany lands that will not pro duce more than our lands will are val ued as high as $S00 per acre. This is because of the congested population. This is only an indication that as the population increases, prices of such lands as we have must inevitably ?o upward." A letter from Ulysses notes that pros perous times and easy money are pret ty well illustrated in Butler county by some of the recent public sales. Ten years ago, perhaps less, it was very unusual to receive more cash than notes at a sale. At two sales last month here the former condition was reversed. At one sale amounting to $1,500, there was but one note given, the balance cash, while at another sale of $2,000 there was reported but one note given; so that the banker who figures' on clerking a sale for the notes at this rate would bo disappointed. Farm land is selling at from $75 to $110 per acre about I'lysses, one, unim proved, eighty acres, having void for $7,5'0; a quarter section for $l7,6no, and HO acres, niMHit four n.lles we.st. of Ulysses, fur llo.OtO. Thayer county has its share of the leap in land valuer-. Said u Caiieton Item lately: "A deal was cousuinm.itcd .Monday whereby l II. I'ltzsluioiis be came the owner or 1). M. Kike's f irm not th of town at pel Ue, Look no lo Carlctoii. will you? We well ro- iHemln r three year ago. when Mr. Rims bought (hi f.u in for $51 per acre, , how the peo,e Kiiiteil at Mm and won- t d ied If he wan a mult l-itillllonali e." ( anv llinlfon, one of tho prominent 1 bllr-ltiev IlieH of Yolk county, frpeitftliiif i t.f the county option till and f the ttciithni nt for il la Yik county, cited j the prosperous town of York as an object lesson to show that a prosper ous town can be built up on the anti saloon plan. "My father, Ilev.fC. S. Iftrrison. set tled in York in '71," said Mr. Harrison, "and commenced helping to build the community with what we now call the York idea in his head. "He had a strong sentiment against saloons then as he has now; from a moral standpoint, but he had at that time what all the business men of York haves p.ov,' the more modern Idea that towns can be built upland can grow and prosper without saloons. "The old idea was that saloons in a town atracted the farmers and each little town in the early days ambitious for its own sucess was afraid to op pose the saloon for fear that the other towns would encourage the saloon and thereby attract more farmers, and more business. "My" father believed 1 that ' a 'town could be established and maintained without submitting to the cold-blooded domination and the reckless waste and immoral effects of the saloon, and when I see the town of York, now prosperous and progressive as it is, and think of it in connection with this idea, it looks pretty good to me." Asked about the financial condition of York as a city, Mr. Harrison said: "Our municipal indebtedness Is less than that of any other town of its size in the stite. Our tax levy for city purposes is very low. I cannot now give the exact figures, but I am quite sure that there is no other town in tho state of its size that can compete with it in respect to that. We have only one policeman. Our jail is empty. There is no disorder in York. People are attracted to York, and to the sur rounding country, and farm lands in the vicinity of York are now selling as hif h as $110 an acre. The Nobes farm, 240 acres, sold within the last year for $130 an acre. Instead of the town be ing magnetic and attractive by reason of a large number of open saloons, it is magnetic and atracts the very best class of people for its god order, and for the safety there is, and tho pleas ure there is in living in such a town. "The laboring man in York is a per manent fixture. He has his home, he is an orderly, well-behaved man, he has the best opportunities for church and .school privileges and he gets higher wages than are paid in many other parts of the state." Asked if there was any sentiment in York for saloons, Mr. Harrison said he knew of a good many men who had come there with the open saloon the ory in their minds who had changed their views since living in York. About fifteen years ago an effort was made to work up a sentiment for open sa loons, and, to test the public feeling in the matter, a vote was taken in York county, which resulted in a defeat of the saltan idea five to one. Mr. Harrison said that the influence of what he called the York idea had radiated out over the entire county, so that among the farmers there was general consent to the anti-saloon proposition. "The farmers," said Mr. Harrison, "have come to see that the saloon in its immoral effects reaches out into the country and affects the whole community. They realize now that they have a right to say whether there shall be saloons in the town, be cause they are compelled to pay the county expenses, and the farmers who have sons going to town once or twice a week for recreation feel that they ought to have a right to reach the sa loon with their votes in self-protection. "The farmers and property owners have come to understand that the sa loon system do not attach value to property, but on the other hand, low ers the value of property as well as the morals of the people." OMAHA. Neb., Feb. 7. How the American Cereal company wiped out a factory at Seward by menns of tho pre.viium plan and th.n boosted tho price of package goods in Nebraska, wa.-i fold by Fred (Joehner of Seward at tho hardware mens convention Thursday. "We had a plan t at Seward that cost $30,'Uu and wee doing a nice business until tho Aui-lcuu Cereal company Rot after us," said Mr. 'Joehner. "V put live pounds of actual goods In u package, while the American company put in thiee and one-half pounds and made up the remainder of tho flvo Piiud -t with articles mich as many of Elgtutar OAOTOIIIA, lWt tit oa m 'l'm Big tut ar you hardware men carry in stock. The people preferred to be humbugged and the premium goods were most popular, but even with that we were doing nicely until the big concern began to cut prices. "In order to make anything we had to sell our goods at 45 cents. I went to the Omaha jobbers to sell them our product, and they told me they were getting American Cereal company goods at 38 cents. I went to Lincoln and the jobbers told me there they were getting goods from the American Cereal comDanv at 38 cents. "The trust sent a representative to Seward and offered to buy or lease our plant. We would not sell, but after long consideration we decided to lease, provided the trust would keep the fac tory g'dng," They verbally agreed to keep it running, but would not make a written agreement. We leased tho plant to them for ninety-nine years at $5,000 a year, which is more than we could make by running it ourselves. "I was in Lincoln a few days ago and asked one of the jobbers how much he had to pay for the goodi the American Cereal company sold him a few months ago for 38 cents. He re plied 85 cents." This story from, Mr. floehner was brought out by a discussion of tho re cent action of some of the railroads in making a low classification on goods containing premiums. INDI4NOLA, Neb., Feb. 8. As the result of an old feud a fight took place at a literary society in Frontier county last night between Ben Jusel and the McCaighney boy6, Jusel drew a revolver and shot one of the Mc Caighneys In th3 abdomen, got into his buggy and started home. He was overtaken by the two McCalghneys and was beaten and kicked until he was nearly dead. The man who was shot will recover. Jusel is in bad con dition, though his life Is not thought to be in danger. EDGAR, Neb., Feb. 11 The Clay county farmers' institute, which closed its session last week, adopted resolu tions declaring against federal seed distribution. The speakers were ex (lovernor Poynter, J. E. Atkinson, C. W. Pugsley and W. D. McKee, all of whom made adresses that were very interesting to the farmers and held the close attention of the audience. Following are the resolutions: "We, the farmers of Clay county, who are a part of a great army of home builders, assembled in conven tion, in institute work, from year to year, at much cost and labor, for furthering- the agricultural interests of our great state, find that many of the great agricultural interests of our commonwealth suffer from the lack of needed legislation, and in some in stances from too much legislation. "We feel that we are not overstep ping the bonds of propriety when we express ourselves upon the issues of the day. Therefore, be it "Resolved, That we register a pro test against the expenditure of large sums of money by the federal govern ment for the free distribution of gar den seeds. We favor government in spection of grains and seeds under the department of agriculture, and we memorialize our representatives in congress to support such a movement with all the power at their command. "Be it further resolved, That we commend the Phelps county bar in its position taken on the anti-pass ques tion in bringing the profession up to the high standard it deserves by not being placed In the position of asking for something which is denied to others. And we appeal to all the pro fessions and individuals to do like wise, and thus rise above petty graft. "Be it further resolved, That we de mand an anti-pass law which shall ex clude all individuals except bona fide employes. We further demand an open primary law which shall Include local and state officers, with as little expense as possible for the qualifica tion of a candidate. We further re quest a two cent passenger rate." The resolutions were adopted by an unanimous vote, 250 farmers being present. .New York's Hot Spring-. The Brooklyn navy yard hag a hot spring Ml of Us own. The discovery was made yesterday by workmen who escaped parboiling by jumping quickly. They were excavatnig at the spot where will he the foundation of a new wireless telegraph station, and had gone nix feet lxiow water level. A blow from the pick of one and they were ankle deep in boiling water. It wan ut first thought that th pick men had mortally wounded a steam or hot water pipeline, and siphoning was resorted to, while th officer in charge married to the hUhuii plant and laid an InforiOHtton. Charts mid diagram of the pipes (hut network the yard were taken down and consulti-d, only to furnish tho HKHuraneo that tho gush point of tho hot water wh far from uny probability of pipe, Meantime tho nlphon wa to no avail, and up to tho hour of cloning yosti-iday tho yard could Hcarcfly b mild tu b holding Its own. All th- workmen raron to the opinion that Mn find wan a nn Ad a hot iqtrint? only f.rty-nv iiilnutfM from llroadwuy, and of icrind nervleeahllity for ceuVo m.iklnx ut noon hour briraftr.-Nw Xotk World. Mothers 1 Mothers!! Motes! If Mrs. Wkislow's Soothing Syrup has been used for over SIXTY YEARS by" MII X.IOKS of MOTHERS for their CHILDREN While TEETHING, with TERKECT SUCCESS. It SOOTHES the CHILD, SOFTENS the GUMS, ALLAYS all PAIN ; CURES WIND COLIC, and is the test remedy for DIARRHOEA. Sold by1 Druggist In every part of the world. Be sure and asl! for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup,", and take no other kind. Twenty-live cis. a bottle. PLOUGHMAN'S. ALMANAC. Northwestern ' Christian -Advocate: Although Charles II. Spurgeon has been dead nearly fifteen years, his John Ploughman's Almanac is 'still is sued. Its chief featuro has been tho' homely sayings which Mr. Spurgeon puts Into tho mouth of John Plough- man. In thousands of English homes this almanac is as great a treasure as was Poor Richard's almanac !n the homes of our American forefathers. Among tho sayings of John Plough man in the- new almanac are tho fol lowing: ' . 1 i; Wine makes many whine;' gin makes many sin. Tho more for tho publican, tho loss for the public. The only true tcmporanc4--total ab stinence from evil. Think, think, before you drink. Don't waste good cash on worthless trash. Don't give beer to boozers, nor loaves to .loafers.- , , In gambling both winner and los-l are losers. ' ' " - ' The "hire" system means higher cost. The buyer system is always the bet ter system. You can't plough the soil without soiling the plough. One peasant ia worth more than many pheasants. "Tin wasteful to-, throw ros-water into the- sea. 1 1 , , The one who can wait is the one who will win. Don't cry over spilt milk; buy soma more. Vanity Fair is a poor place for trad- , ing. "Unfortunate" often means "improv ident." "Dignity" won't butter breijl or grow potatoes. Lent goods are apt to be lost goods. Thrift begins with small sa'jns;H. Angelica may be angelic, yet she's not an angel. - n Two dogs light for a bone; a third "bones"" it. You can't be Just unless you are gen erous. An ounce of vanity spoils a ton of merit. JOvery mother should expect her boy to be a hero. Not worth wooing, not worth win ning. Open your eyes before you wed; shut them after. If you keep a dog, leave growling to him. Life's music begins when love sweeps the strings. : A mortgage Is a poor ornament for a house. Unwearied tongues are very weary ing. It matters more bow we live than how long. An outraged conscience is a bad bedfellow. 'Tis one thing to whitewash; an other to wash white. As our barns get full let not hearts get empty. To do no evil is good; to intend nono Is better. To learn how to love Is to learn how' to live. WANTED Horses and mules of all ages and descriptions, will pay highest mar ket price; will bo at M'elick . stables, Thursday, Feb. 21. J. W. McMacken. PATENTS that PROTFr.T. Our 3 boo RS.aA. ill B.LAUtT.Wash.ngton.D.C. Ettab, 18G9. WOOD, J. C, & CO., successors to Soukup & Wood. Expert cleaners and dyers, 1320 N St., Lincoln,' Neb.; Phones: Auto 1292. Bell 147. Mail order work carefullv attended to. HLIFE PRODUCERS TfnCl LIFE PRESERVERS SUCCESSFUL BHGGOEftS. - Ma. im-ui at- tu I r.M.iM t itm fail. Il'W.klct, 'Pr"tT I'M anl l-wlirif Mm, ill t. M, Llutka Mil Turktyt," tUc. tOc xultrjr '-M"t ulif e-ir, 1C DCS MOINIt INCUBATOR CCMPAHY, " 1 1 tm4 ftlrt D Mlnt, Uwte TREES AND SHRUBS At l than One half of A jjenta price I.rn Kv-wirlmr-nt of r'lult ami (rn rnul Tr.-, rOmiliH, I litUfi Vllrjr I'tttar, !irlir)f IUtUrry ami othrr Kmnll t rull I'iitnt at ! limn I if u' '' rlr. i)t rr-nl ioiiin tMtK will) ttff ratal) to each tnpilrr rau mi. NORTH BEND NUNS CRIES, North ltrtid. Ilodft-r Count). 'rlira.