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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; FRIDAY. MARCH 4. 1887.
BLESSED ARE THE POOR , " lEome Facts in Eegard to Lancaster County's Pauper Refngo. ESTIMA7ESOFTHE COMING YEAR A Boot anil Shoo Firm Closed Out on n Cliattnl Mortgage District Court UolnKs Capital City News. CFUOM TIIK nr.r.'s LINCOLN iirnr.Ati.l "IMcsscd nro the poor , " rcmnrkcd n Lincoln citizen when he noted the esti mate of nearly flO.OOO to take care of the poor nnd the poor farm of Lancaster cotiuly for the coming year. The nomt innde by the citizen wns well in order. Lancaster county has n poor fnrm , a fnrin of 100 acres under the care of the FiiperititiMidcnt nnd 80 acres that nre lcn cd. The farm is equipped with buildings ot all kiud , with machinery , with stuck , witn nil modern improve ments , nil of which , including alleged bloodeit stock , has cost the county thou sands of dollars. Yet in the face of this fact , in the face of the thousands spent to make a home for the care of the poor , Lancaster county is confronted by a $10,000 estlmnte for the coming year. If the .years past and gone were uncovered nnd the itcmi/cd account of expend ! lures on this farm were brought to light every citizen of Lincoln would bo glad to bo classed as one of the common poor if he could be assured of an equal divy of the appropriation , but such would not be the case , for superintendents and super numeraries would pluck the plum to the l > it before the poor would see the fruit. Tlio Lancaster county poor farm is oucr- I ntui ! miller nsuiicrintenduut. Tlio county builds the buildings , plows tlio ground , furnishes the seed , liirosthis help , buys the t groceries , pays for the harvesting , husks the corn , foods the stock , buys the ma 1 * * clnncry in fact Is actively in the fnrm iug business ; but what has the county to show for it ? Up to the present time , in the third month of the year 1837 , no report has beeti liluil in the county clerk's ollico showing what has been raised , what 1ms been sold , what is on hand or any thing of tlio kind. The county commis sioners pay the man in charge of tlio ] ) oor farm sOSn month , but when the UKI : naked County Clerk Uoll what had buon raised on the farm , what had been solil or used or on hand , the clerk said that no report whatever had been filed for the year 1830 , nnd no man knows what ha ween done on the farm. There is no record to show what has been raised or Bold , no record of the stock on the farm , nnd a guess at best is all that can bo found. It is about time that this business was stopped. A landlord who would hire a man to run his farm and would not nsk nnd insist on a report two months after the end of the year would be put down ns wholly Incompetent , ami it is aboui time that the county commissioners con ducted their business on business prin- ciulcs. Every bushel of corn nnd bond of stocic could bo sold from under them nud they would so on in blissful ignor- nnce , nllowincr bills from a ? 10,000 esti mate. There is no record further in the clerk's ollico showing how many inmates Ihero are at the poor farm. No one knows cither how many there are now or what the average has been foi the year of 18SO. This is a fair climax of business Incapacity at the poor farm. An cx-olli- cial who departed from ollico a year ago Btntes that at this time the average num ber of inmntes per year at the poor farm was not over twenty. Consider , there fore , that a farm of ICO acres , highly cultivated , with -00a month man to run it ami all expenses met , is provided to sustain the poor , nnd look at the enor mous expense saddled on the county through tlio poor farm. In 1680 the superintendent drew n , salary of $720 , paid in cash by the county. The records of the clerk's ollico show that there wns paid for help at the poor farm the same year a'total of $1,0'JO. paid in cash by the county. Three merchants iu the city drew in cash from the county $500 , pre- Bimiably for dry goods and groceries for the 3'ear , and the records show that medical bills were Jiaid , coal bills paid , clothing bills paid , umber bills paid , furniture uills of over J200 , tannery bills , agricultural implo- mcnt bills , and so on down the catalogue for | 1,000 or more , too numerous to enumerate. All this great expense out nnd not the scratch of a pen showing any income from the farm. Every dollar of this expense ought to have been met by the proceeds of the farm , excepting per- bap.s the salary of the superintendent , and on top of it all , when the commis sioners are in ignorance of what income if any has come from the poor farm , a prater estimate is launched at the tax payers for 1887. The board of commis sioners are lit subjects to embark in baby farming. A UUSIXK53 FAILUIIK. Yesterday the boot and shoo house of Goodrich Bros , was closed by a chattel mortgage hold by the Lincoln National bank amounting to some $000. Papers wore also tiled in the district court by an eastern wholesale house , representing a claim of $700 or $ SOO , hold by thum for goods sold and delivered , the payment of \vhiuh was part duo. The papers in the latter case go further and assert that the lirni is about to convert its stocic into cash to place the same beyond the reach of their creditors , nnd that a largo nmount of their slock lias already been disposed of with that end in view. The tirm has been actively In business for some time in this city nnd their location has been one of the most eligible on the principal business street. They have certainly been enjoying a handsome trade , which wns no doubt Bomovvhat augmented by the largo signs displayed of "selling out at cost. " Their failure , however , or closing in on the stock , caiuos n ripple of excitement , nut ! it is understood that other creditors wore engaged yesterday in film" their claims iu the proper courts for iinul set tlement. A VERDICT ItKACni.P. The jury iu the district court yostordny returned a vordlct in the case of Ulcott vs. Williams , that has l.con on trial for two days. Thu verdict was for the nmount asked and a consequent victory for the pliiintlll' . Tlio fuels elicited in the trial were of much Interest nnd Bhowed that when this J. Robert Will iams wns one of tlio Uutlor county tirm of Roberts , U cstover A Williams thai Mr. Henry K. Lewis , in seeking an ngont to make loans for him on farm lands in that county , mot these parties and thai nn agreement was made in which Lewis was to discount .some notes with chattel .so' curitv held by them at U per cent a month In 18 1 , after Roberts had left the farm , this agreement was renewed at 1 } poi cent a month , am' ' a lot of the notes wort BO Uncounted by Lewis , but that insofni us his investment might bo secure , re cardloss of the chattel , Williams gave t bond in $10,000 , with three citunn ol Uutlor county as sureties. The nttompi of the bondsmen in this suit to evadi liability was based upon the claim thai Lewis gave them no nptico of theh liability , nud further , that the wholi transaction was tainted with fraud , allng ing that Lewis had advanced money foi the loans and then bought the loans back 11 r. Lewis repudiated these charges ami established the fact that ho wa.s in uc such transaction. The verdict was foi | 3,7W.8J ( , and other cases of like nature ro on the docket for trial. II. T. CLAHKK'a I'UllCHASES. Mr. H. T. Clarke , of Omaha , who ha < > successful and rapidly growing wuolo- drug business In this city , lias accel erated the Lincoln real estate boom by the purchase of $30,000 worth of real estate , situated In the most olligiblo part of the oily , for wholesale purposes. Mr. Clarke's Intentions in this regard have been felt for some time , but the extent of Ids faith in the capital city was not ap preciated until ho had the deeds ready for record in the above figures Upon the most eligible of these acquired business sites Mr. Clarke will the present ? on on erect one of the mo t complete blocks in Lincoln for his wholesale busi ness. AKOl'TTIir. CITY. The programmes for the coming ses sion nf the Nebraska State Teachers' as sociation are out and the meeting is to be buld in this city commencing on the last day of March , continuing four days there after. The programmes show that al most every varirty of topics will bo up for papers and discussion and aside from tins educators of the state , Prof. C , M. Woodward , of Washington university , St. Louis , and President Miller , of the Campbell normal university of Kansas , will bo present at the session. One and rt third railroad fare has been arranged for and reasonable rates are as-ured at the Lincoln hotels. 1'he sessions of the association will bo held : xt the state mil- versity. The man named Palmer , who was ac- cu ed by Palmer Way of obtaining money under false pretenses , had his lu-aritig in court 3cstcrday and was as sessed a line of $ -5 mid costs. As the amount was beyond his reach he went to jail for a month's board as a guest of Lan caster county. The showman with the canine prodi gies , who left this city for Council HliiUs , it is stated , left a number of small bills unliquidated. The show was so poor the lirst night that the manager of the opera- house hero kindly hinted at a cessation of hostilities and the proprietor departed for Iowa. A lad who gave his namp as William Caldwell was taken in tow veitcrdnv by the police for obtaining money at Wil bur under tal-o pretenses. At that place he stated that he was the son of Joseph Opelt , of Lincoln , and by u-ingToe's name ho found himself possessed of credit that he did not tail to use. He will bo examined to-day. Chief Post pro tern has made a number of changes in the police department , making Olllcor Hyatt captain of the day force , transferring Captain Sawdry from the night to the day list and putting Olli- cor Hobson ns captain of the night men. Friends of Tom Carnnhan , one of the bcbt of the night men , hoped to see him the night captain The real estate transfers on Wednes day passed any limit heretofore- reached this season , topping the list at 201,000. In tin-so diivs of buying and soiling the county clerk's ollicc is the busiest place in the city Henry southwick , the young man from Dennett , who has become insane , had his hearing yciterday and was sent to the asylum. The friends of the young man are hopeful tljat ho will soon recover. C E. Koth , of Omalm , general agent of the Harden hand grcuado for lirc.s , gave an exhibition yesterday on Market square that drew a crowd equal to a bal loon ascension. HOW HE SPOTS THEM. Dlstinc nislilnjj iMarks Between Yankee nml Now "Yorker. New York Sun : "That man 1 knew was a down-onster as soon as he spoke , " said the night clerk at otio of the largest up-town hotel" . 'Ton see , he's from Springfield , Mass. I have learned in this business that you can't place a man by his looks. 1 have seen a Texan come in here who looked like a down-east Yankee , and I have eon Pine Tree citi zens who I would have taken my oath were ranchmen of the west until they registered. I can generally spot , a Bos ton business man the instant hu comes and takes a pen to register , but I can't toll how , and there is a peculiar kind of self-nssortiveucss that stamps the Chicago hustler. "But I have an infallible locality test now which I have learned by experience. I can tell a Yankee or at least one brought up among Yankees , by his pro nunciation , or rather lack of pronuncia tion , of the letter r. By Yankee I mean a Now Englandcr. A Yankee never says 'where'ho says'whach. ' Just so with the word 'hero : ' ho always pronounces it heah.1 He will toll you ho is 'putty' well , and that the price of things is 'deah. ' Ho is going to bo 'vehy' busy this 'mawn- ing,1 nud when ho asks for a horse car line ho always says 'haws caehs. ' "It is a curious thing that in some parts of the south * they do the same thing , but with a difference of accent that makes it possible to distinguish be tween southerners and New Englanders. A true New Yorker never slurs his rs , while in Pennsylvania and all through the west this letter is oven too promi nently trilled. A genuine Pennsylvanian - ian will roll his rs like a Frenchman. There is a peculiar and never-failing test of a native New Yorker ns well as natives within fifty milesof New York , and thatis nn apparent inability to pronounce prop erly the letters wh. Instead of why these people sny y , like this : 'Y , sir , w'cn nro you going ? or , 'that is a very yto house , ' for white house , or 'ware are you goings' for where ; who is'hoo,1 and what'wat.1 A teacher In a Columbia college , to whom I spoke of this one day , said that lie had noticed it , and thought it showed the ell'oct of the early Dutch settlement of Now York , as the Dutch were not able to pronounce tno diphthong wh. A western man always says tnat he 'couldn't got to go ; ' nud a peculiar colloquialism quialism of Wisconsin is the invariable clipping of the participle ending. Thus. 'I shall no ride , ' or , 'I wish my head would stop ache,1 or , 'I have been drink too much. ' "One day there was a man who stumped mo. Ho cqrae down from his room just as I was going oft" duty in the morning and said : 'What time is the bank taken up ; ' 1 had to nsk him what , bank , and then what he meant. He in tended to ask mo what time the bank opened. Ho was from Indiana , and I found that there they say taken up when wo would say opened , ns chool is taken t up at 0 o'clock , or 'tho bar is taken up at 0 a. m. ' Yes , language ; accent , colloquialisms quialisms are a much better test of a man's homo than clothes , figure , or manners. " * Kxtrnorilnmry Contempt of Court London Telegraph : An extraordinary incident has just occurred at the Kouon court of appeals. Three men who had boon sentenced to various terms of im prisonment at Havro appealed to the uoucn court. They were brought in to gether , ami on tha lirst prisoner being asked the question"Haveyou appealed * " ho replied , "Yes , I do so to see if the Ko- ucn judges arc as great rascals as those of Havro. " This piece of impudence produced a great sensation , and the man wan forth with condemned to one year's imprison ment for insulting the magistrates. What was the general surprise when the second prisonur , on being asked the same question , returned an identical re ply. Tliis time the judge dealt out a double penalty , and ho w.-u sent oil'with two years' imprisonment to his book. No one dreamt that the third man would dare to face the court iu this inso lent fashion , after the punishment to which his two companions had been treated , and a thrill of amazement ran through the audience when , iu r.nsvvor to the formal query , "Have you ap pealed ? " ho returned the same reply i ' 'Yes ; 1 did so to sen if thu Houoti judges are as great rascals as these of Havre. " Tlio court sun to need this man to three years'"in prison. Colgate1 ! Cashmere Itouiiuet , absolutely pure , exquisitely perfumed popularity unprecedented. The soft and delicate DEATH IN TIE WATER , la the Element We Drink Decimating the People. How a Universal Mcnncc to Health SlnyUe Disarmed. A few years no the people In a certain section in ono of the lending cities of the state vvere prostrated with a malignant dis ease , and upon investigation Itvns found that only the e who used water from a famous old well wen > the victims. Professor S. A. Lattlmore , nunlylst of the New York State Hoard of Health , upon ana lyzing water from this well found It more deadly than the city srvvnge. The lining up of the old well slopped the invaijes of the disease. Not long since the writer noticed vvhllo some men were making an excavation fora larco building , a sir Mum of dark colored catth runnlne from near the surface to hard pan. There It took another course toward a well near at hand. The water from this well had lor years been tainted with the Urninintis fiom a receiving vault , the puicolntlons of which had discolored the earth , Tcrrihlel A similar condition of thliiRS exists In every village ntul city where well water Is used , nud though the filtering which the lltiitl.s rucehn in passing through ( no eatth may give them n clear appearance1 , jet the poison nml disease remains , though the vvalrr may look never so clear. Ills still worse with the Inrmer , for the drainage Irom the barn yard and the slops Irrim the bitched eventually laid their \\.iy Into the family well. The same condition of thtncs exists In our lar.-o cities , whoso water supplies are ihors led by llttlo streams tlinto.urv oil the liltli and drainage trwn houses. Tills "water" ' Is eventually drunk by rich and pour alike with great evil. Some cautious people resort to the filter foi nnritylng this water , but even the tiller does not remove thli poison , tor water ot the moit deadly character may pass through this tiller and become clear , jet the poison Uis- guKed Is there. They who use inters know that they must be renewed t regular periods , for even though they do not take out all the inipur- itv , they soon become foul. Ixow in like manner the human kidneys net as a filter for the blood , and it they me Illicit upv 1th impurities and become foul like the tiller , nil the blood in the system coursln ? through them become bad , for It is now a conceded fnct that the Kidneys are the chief means wheieby the blond Is pitriiied. These organs are tilled with thousands ot /iir-f//c / ( ( / / tithes which drain the impurities liom the blood , ns the sewer pipes dialn 1m purities Irom our houses. If it sewer pipe breaks under the hon e , ( lie seuiis'o cscaM\s | into the c.uth and tills the linnse with poisonous ens ; so If any ot tha thousand and one little hair-like sewer tuber of the kidneys break down , the entire body is atl'eotcd bj- this awful poison. It'ls a sclcntllic fact tlmttho kidneys hvc few nerves ot sensation ; and , consequently , disease may exist in these organi lor a Jotu time and not l > 2 suspected by the Individual. It is Impossible to lilter or take tlio death out ot tlic blood whun the least derangement e\- iits In these oigans , and if the blood is not tillered then the micacld , or kldnoy poison , removed onlv by Warner's safe cure , accu mulates in the .system and attacks any oigan , producing nine out often ailments , juntas sewer gas and bail drainage produce so manj' latal disorders. Kidney disease niav bo known to exist if there Is nnv maiked departure from ordinary health without appaient known cause , and It should bo understood by all that the great est peril e\isN.-i\nd is intensltitd , if there is the least neglect to trent It piomptlywith that great spec ! tic , Warner's safe cure , a remedy that has received the hulelicst recog- nltioifbv scientific men who have thoroughly Investigated the character of kidney derange ments. They may not tell us that the cause of so many "diseases In this organ is the Impure water or any other one thing , but this poison ous water , with Its Impurities couislnn con stantly through these delicate organs un doubtedly does produce much of the decay and disease which eventually terminates in the tatal Hright's disease , for this disease , alike among the drinking men , prohibition ists , the tobacco slave , ttio laboier , the mer chant and the tramp , works terrible devasta tion every year. It is well known that the liver which Is so easily thrown "out of gear , " as they say , very readily disturbs the action of the kid- nej-s. That organ when deranged , fmmct- ? ( Hteln announces the fact by sallow skin , con stipated bowels , coated tonane , and head aches , but the kidney when diseased , strug gles on for a long time , and the fact ot Its disease can only be discovered by the aid of the microscope or bj- the phjslcian who is .skillful enough to trace the most Indirect ef fects In the. system to the durancemcnt of the e organs , as the prime cause. Tlio public Is learning much nn this sub ject and when It conies to understand that the kidneys are the real health regulators , as they ore the real blood purifiers of tire system , they will escape an Intinitc amount of unnecessary sutfering , and add length of days and liapp'lness tojhelr lot. Golden Medical Discovery" will not cure ft person whoso lungs nro almost wasted , " but it is an unfailing remedy for consumption if taken in timo. All drug gists. An Irish Woman's Native Wit. Atlanta Constitution : The Hon. John C. Underwood , ox-lieulcnant governor of Kentucky , told a very amusing anec- doilo at the banquet given in his honor in the city last week , and which convulsed the guests with laughter at his expense. In replying to the address of welcome delivered by Mayor Cooper , Governor Underwood said , among otner things : "Tho kind and generous treatment which has been bestowcct upon mo by the cili/.ens of Atlanta makes me feel very proud anil reminds mo of an inci dent which occurred some years ago. In addition to being mayor of a small town in my section of Kentucky , I hail been elected delegate to the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows , which waste to meet iu Indianapolis , Ind. Of course , . ' 'it'll honors to a young man made mo feel very proud ; in fact , I fell about six inches taller than my actual height , and strutted alone after "the manner of the peacock. In addition to all this I had the good fortune to possess an 'annual' over the Louisville tS : Nashville railroad. 1 boarded the train at Howling Green and took a seat in the car opposite an old Irish washerwoman , whom I had seen in the town , but did not know. Pres ently the conductor came around for tickets. Ho stopped and collected the Irish woman's ticket , and , rccogni/.ing mo , ho simply bowed and passed on. The woman eyed me for quite a while , and then leaned over and said : 'Mister , how PCS it yiridi ) free , while 1 have to nay ? ' Somewhat taken back. 1 hardly knew what to say in reply. Finally I answered : 'Madam. 1 nm riding on my face. . ' The woman jumped tip , all excitement , and sn id , loud enough .so nil the passengers in the car coulu hear ; 'Face ees it ! Bo- gorrnh , yc won't travel fur , thenl' " ninndcrg of a French Caurt-Mnrtlnl , London Daily News : A scandal has been caused in military circles by a wrongful sentence of a court martial sit ting at Langtou , in virtue of which nine French soldiers were shot. The crime for which thov were tried conspiring to desert and deserting to nrmud rebels- does not exist in the military codo. Tlicro are four classes Of desertions. The least grave is deserting without in tention of leaving France ; the second is deserting to go abroad ; the third is dp- sorting to go to the enemy. Neither in the cede nor the text books is there a word about deserting to armed rebels. As'-dn.whon.soliliors conspfroto desert , thu ringleader only is liable to a capital sentence. There was a second vice in the proceedings of the Langsou court martial. U is a matim of international law that there is no possible case of extradition for desertion. In the case of the nine deserters who were shot , a demand ww : made by Gcnoral Miinier to the Chinese authorities to extradite them , which was complied with. . F1I2LD AND FARM. r . _ Plrnnnre Anil Profit In Gardening. Philadelphia Record : There is not only profit in managing n garden but pleasure. Mnny persons attach no vnluo to the labor of garden worK , especially when It aflbrds them a mode of healthy outdoor exercise , but whether a garden be only a very small plot or a larger area the advantages derived depend upon the skill , care and labor of the person who has charge of it , It is true , that whiln those who cultivate hundreds of acres o' "truck" can produce vegetables much more cheaply than can those whose plots nre too small to permit of the use of im proved implements , the gardener who grows his vegetables for homo use se cures a freshness and quality that cannot be obtained with vegetables that nrc pur chased There is quite n difference be tween the pulling of a ripe tomato from the vine and placing it on the table and the selection of one from a basket t'ant has been shipped ovet n distance of rail , nud which may have been taken from thii vines two or three days Doforc. Hut there is also another advautace in family gardening other than the fresh ness nudquality of the small fruits and vegetables grown , which is the choice of varieties. Two or three kinds of sqtiasji , several of peas , ns well ns dillercnt varie ties of beets , beans , berries , and even of melons , if space allow of their growth , will permit of catering to the preferences of'every member of the family. With selection of varieties come proper care and judicious working with tht > hoc , and it is in this manner Hint the yoimgur members nre taught their lirst lessons in practical agriculture. It is said that the bov who works on a farm where ills du ties call for milking the cows , plowing the liclds and cultivating tlio crop * , does not have that fondness lor farm life that is peculiar to the one who is given a small garden and early taught to take an interest in it. It i often the case that ladies are bone- lilted bv light work in the garden , and especially if they are interested in ob serving the different stages ot growth of the plants , and when the farmer's wife nml the children nlo become interested , the cost of the labor may be really con- siderea as nothing , while the saving of doctor's bill and the enjoyment of the garden luxuries more than compensate for the care bestowed. If every farmer would have a garden and take an inter est in it it would greatly add to the com fort and enjoyment of farming , ns well as prove very protitable. SonsonaMo Suggestions anil Illnta. Peas may bo hastened by sprouting the seed in a box of moist sand before plant ing. Cucumbers , when cultivated during the winter , require a temperature of seventy degrees during the night and eighty de grees during the dny. To beautify the plumage of fowls feed he seeds of suullowers. If these cannot )0 obtained .give a small quantity of ln\sced occasionally. Make your hot-bail frames in sections , o that they can bo stowed away when lot in use. It Is much bettor than allow- ng them to remain on the ground to be- ome Useless. . - It is an cnsr matter to have a garden io arranged as ( o cultivate it with a lorse-hoe , but the best results are usu ally obtained' on small plots wpll ma nured and worked by h and. 5 Never use whitewash in the stables or ion houses unless carbolic acid is added o it , as a single application of the mix- urc is better than two or three applica- ions of whitewash alone. The silver maple is a rapid growing ree , often attaining n diameter of ten , neho.s in ten years. It also thrives well on sandy soil , requires but little careand ' ins few insect enemies. Squash , cucumbers , egg-plants , melons and beans should not bo planted until all lunger of frost is over nnd the ground , vell warmed. Nothing is gained by at- .ompting to force them iu cool weather. Cattle should not be permitted to feed on clover land in the early spring , ns the crop will hardly be able to develop in full vigor if this Do dono. Neither should stock be permitted to graze on it late in the autumn , as this renders it very liable to winter killing. Do not expect the hens to lay when they are compelled to roost on trees. They cannot cndurn severe cold nnd prove productive. It is only with the best of cnre to the hens that eggs Qfcc obtained in winter. There is no advantage in having young ducks , gceso or turkeys too early in the season , as they will not thrive as well as when hatcheifin April or later. A good start in dry weather will enable them to grow rapidly and entail less labor , while dampness is fatal. A few boxes in the house filled with earth , anli planted to tomatoes , lettuce or cabbage , will be found a cheap mode of securing early plants. Now is the time to begin , ns they will not grow too rapidly when tlio seeds have sprouted. If potted plants be watered around the roots with lime-water the angle-worms will bo destroyed iu the soil. The caustic qualities of the lime-water kill nil soft- skinned worms. Only a small amount of the lime-water is nccesjary. Do not bo tempted with all the new novelties ollered in garden seeds , as somes of them are only old varieties with new names. Before devoting the garden to anv new variety give it a test by pro curing a packi-go of seeds for experiment , as a loss from poor seed or nn inferior variety cannot bo recovered. Time is an important factor in gardening. Hero is the way the largo strawberries are produced. Apply a heavy dressing of manure of two parts each of niurato of potash and superphosphate , With one part nitrate of soda. Keep the young plants clean , Water when nnccssary , and do not allow n single runner to sturt , ns they should be pinched back. Mulch the young plants m the fall , and remove the mulch early in spring. Then apply another dressing of fertilizer and clean the soil bv sfirri'ng it about nn inch. When the voting berries are set pinch off all but tho'largesu It requires work , but it will pr.y. > To feed an- animal only that quantity of food necessary to prevent it from los ing llcsh is a waste of time. The aim should bo to secure an increase every day. It is of no advantage to have an animal pass through the winter and como out in the spring in tlio same condition it was in the fall , The winter is the proper time to get thtj stock fat. It requires pracilco and close attention to nil the details fn order to produce two tubs of butter nlike In quality. A change in the kind of food given the cows will alter the character of the product , as may bo noticed when wild onions nro eaten. The most careful consideration should bo given the feed , and next the cleanliness of the stalls. When purchasing pure-bred stock give the preference to these breeds best adapted to the soil , climate nnd facilities of the farm. It will not do to suddenly transfer an animal from a luxuriant pas ture to a barren hillside. Good breeding is important , but the c-cst of breeds will fall to give satisfaction unless kept under proper conditions. It lias been dninonstratcd by experi ment that one acre of land upon which is grown soiling crops for dairy cows will produce sufficient food to enable the cows to double the yield of milk and but ter as compared with the ordinary mode of pasturing. If tins' bo possible with nil farmers the extra yield should , afford a profit. . Tlio supposition , that uo labor is re quired in bee-keeping has done more to cause failure than anything cl. o. It re quires close attention to grade the honey , and nn experienced bee-keeper will grow llowcring plants for his bees as well as devote time to the swarming , wintering nnd strengthening of the colonies. Thrto is room for improvement in the exhibition of breeding stock at fairs. As a rule the stock is shown In the fattest conditou possible. Fat Ls detrimental to the production of offsprings , nnd a line should be drawn between llio animals in tended for the butcher nnd those to bo kept for breeding. So far no ono has been nblo to state what hog cholera is , nnd , of course , no sure remedy is known. The .symptoms vary in different sections , and nearly all diseases to which the hog is subjected are now classed as cholera. The only way to avoid it is to keep the quarters clean and feed variable food. It is very difllcult to raise youiur turkeys , but if they bo kept dry and warm , ns well ns confined for n few dnys nfter being hatched , until they become strong enough to be allowed out of the roop there will be fewer losses in the broods. Dampness is more fatal to them than cold. Mnny farmers place great stress on tho. power of clover to restore the fertility of the soil. It does this by taking carbon from the ntmosphere and causing ele ments in the soil to assume organic shape. It is aided iu this process by it.s roots , whioh penetrate a great distance , and thus lighten up the soil. It is n dis puted question whether the plowing-In of clover is the most satisfactory and economical method of enriching the soil , but the practice is quite common in many localities . The Hand was Too Ilijj to Handle. liuffnlo Courier- Four or live gentle men sal around a round table iu an up town hotel. Five dollars was the limit , and nil the player- , were friends and men of means. The boldest bluffer of the party found himself dealing nnd looking over his hand discovered ntivosixsevoii , , eight nnd nine all spades. They were playing straights and the hnnd was nlmost invincible n straight Hush. One man came into the $2 anteand the dealer raised it two. His opponent said "Five better , " and the holder of the straight Hush just inadi' it good. Why ho did not raise it no ono knows , nnd his adversary , who held three aces , felt as bad as any body nbout it. And right here another funny thing happened ho got hisfourth , ace. Here was the chance of a lifetime for both men , according to all appear- uees ; but , ce what happened : The lealer bet $5. No 'J raised him $5 and ho dealer .studied. At last , ho laid his ards on the table , face down , and asked' "Hoys , what I want to know is , does a trnight Hush beat four acesi1' He was told that it did , and raised back $5. His opponent promptly called nnd the hands were shown. There was almost a howl of surprise all round , and 'he dealer was besieged for explanations , "Can't tell what was the matter with ne , " ho said. "I foil as if I were dream- ng when I saw the hand , and I actually didn't know what to do with it. " Some of our most prominent citizens iiave been cured nf chronic rheumatism by that wonderful pniu-banishcr , Salva tion Oil. Price 25 cents. " \ \ hy , Jones , what n honse ( ) you have Jn your throat.1 ' 'Yes , 1 raised it from a coldt ( ) in my head. I've too much live stock. " "Well , like cures like : Dr. Hull's Cough Syrup will euro you. The Hull will qtiicl .y scare the ho"nr.se ( ) away. " The StronecHt Man on Rartli. Virginia Footlight : There is a man on ho Darson river , below Dayton , named Angola Cordelia , who claims to bo the strongest man in the world. He is an Italian , aged twenty-eight , nnd stands ivc feet ten inches , weighing 1)9 ! ) pounds. His strength was born with him , for he lad no athletic training. Ho differs from other men chiefly in the osseous struct ure. Although not of unusual size , his spinal column is much beyond the ordi nary width , nnd his bones and joints are made on a similarly largo and generous scale. Ho has lifted a man of 200 pounds with the middle finger of his right hand. The mnn stood with ono foot on the lloor , liis arms outstretched , his hands grasucd : > y two persons to balance his body. Cor- lolla then stooped and placed the third linger of his right hand under the man's foot , and , with scarcely any perceptible eflort , raised him to the height of four feet and deposited him on a table near at hand. Once two powerful men waylaid Cordelia , with jntcnt to thrash him , but ho sei/.od ono in each hand and ham mered them together until life was nearly knocked out of them. Sclf-Pralse no Recommendation. Self-praise is no recommendation , but there are times when one must permit a person to tell the truth about himself. When what he says is supported by the testimony of others no reasonable man man will doubt his word. Now.to say that Allcqck's Porous Plasters are the only genuine and reliable porous plasters made is not .self-praise in the slightest degree. They have stood the test for twenty-five years , and in proof of their merits it is only necessary to call attention to the cures they have effected and to the vol untary testimonials of these who have used them. A Well-Conducted Louisiana Duel. Now Orleans Times-Democrat : Friday week Messrs. Leo Hlnnchard and Am brose Hougcau , of Donaldsvlllc , had a quarrel. A challenge followed , and the next morning just after daybreak the principals met at Cleveland park , Messrs. J. H. Mnthieu nnd P. Ganel officiating as representatives of the challenging prin cipal , With Dr. John E. Duffel nnd Nunia Mollcro acting in like capacity for Mr. Hlanchard , and Dr. J. C. Lognro surgeon in attendance for both parties. The toss for position was won by Mr. Rougcau , who was placed in position about twelve feet iu front of the catcher's fence on the base-ball green , facing south. Mr. Hlanchard was placed fifteen paces dis tant , on a line with and a ow paces to the left of the "home-plate , " facing north. The weapons used were regular duelling pistols , single-bar relled and carrying half-ounce balls. When everything was in readiness - ness and tlio word of command about to bo given , Mr. Hlauchard's weapon wa nccidently discharged while pointing at the ground nnd had to bo reloaded. I'lus accomplished , Mr. Mathicu asked the combatants if they were ready , and gava the words , "Fire ono , two , three , " the understanding being ns usual , that the liring must tnko place between "one1 nud "three. " Mr. Hougeau tired between the words ' 'ono" ' and "two. " Mr. lllaii- chard between "two" and "throe" . The hitter's bullet passed through the catch cr's fouce on a line some two feet above und three feet to the loft of his antagon ist's head. Mr. Kougoau's aim was truer ns the ball from his weapon found lodg ment in Mr. Hlauchard's right .shoulder striking the bonu und glancing down ward. I..OST "I don't see where , I can't tell when , I don't see how something of great value to mo , and for the return of which I shall be truly thankful , viz. , a good appetite. " KoL'.NU "Health and strength , pure blood , an nppotita like that of a wolf , regular digestion , all by taking that pop ular and peculiar medicine , Hood's Sar- saparllla. I want everybody to try It thu season. " It Is sold by all druggists , One hundred doses one dollar. Tlio Ilorse-l'ower of n Wlinlo'a Tall. Sir William Turner , the eminent pro- fcjisor of anatomy la the university of Edinburgh , recently delivered a lecture to the members of the philosophical insti tution of that city on "Whales ; their structure and habits , " ' " thu course of CREAM MOST PERFECT MADE _ No Ammonia. Limo. Alum or PhosphateA. In one of thn IVpnrtmpnts of the riUCi : BAKINO I'ownuu COMI'ANY'SS ' MANUFACTORY TUB LAItl'.KhT IN THK WOKLI ) . Canning Dr. I'rtco'n Cream liaklas Pmvder. which ho referred to n point of consider- ible interest to engineers , which was the lorsu-povvcr exerted by the tail of n Inrge vvhnlc. Ko cnnliii the length of n full- ; rovvn whaleProfessor Turner remarked hat the porpoise wns four feet or live 'cot loner , whereas the Greenlnnd whale was from fifty to sixty feet lonn , nnd he said that the creat Ifnucr-wliulo , which frequently visited the British seas , reached the length of eighty feet , or oven more. An animal of the latter sort was stranded ut Longnlddry some years ago. After speaking ut some length on the structure of the whale , the lecturer made some remarks on the rate of specil at which they traveled. It had been esti mated , he said , that the Greenland whale could attain a speed of uino or ten miles .in hour , and that tlio tinner-whales at tained even a greater speed. In all prob ability the Loiignidilry whale could pro pel itself through the water at the rntc of twelve miles an hour , and the sperm whnlo was said to bo capable of driving itself along at the same rate of speed. lie had asked Mr. John Henderson , of Glasgow , the well known builder of the Anchor liners , to assist him in arriving at the horse-power which must be exercised by one of these great whales so as to ac quire aspced of twelve miles an hournnd lie put the case of the Lpngniddr.y whale lcfor him. It was eighty feet long , weighed about seventy-four tonsand , had a tail eighteen to twenty feet across from the extreme ends of its llnnges. With these data Mr. Hundcrsou calculated that a whale of the dimensions , in order to attain a apced of twelve miles nil hour , would require to exeicise a propel ling force of one hundred aud forty-five horse-power. Ladles should reflect well before using any preparation that is appplicd to so delicate a surface ns the skin. An/ ; cos metic will nt first impart a beautifying ofl'ect und not apparently injure the skin , but in n very short time little blotches and dlscolorations appear on the face which conclusively show the poisonous drugs in their composition. It can be safely said that morn than two-tliinls of the tnce powders contain these injurious Ingredients. Po/.zoni's medicated com pletion powder is not only absolutely free from all deleterious matter , but its principal ingredient is nn activq curative - tivo lor nil disco-sca of the skin. It has stood the test of years. Sold by all druggists , and at the depot 007 N. Sixth street. Mr. Gibson Settled the Bill. Houston Post : A man by the name of Gibson , who lives iu Falls county , went to Marlin nnd got full. Ho was arrested for drunkenness and the usual line im posed by Mayor William Sholton. The man told the mayor that ho only had a few dollars , nnd his family needed it very badly. Ho wantu-J to know if ho could not submit to a whipping and bo allowed to keep his money. The mayor told Mr. Gibson that his cost was $ ' 3.70 , and ho would take that amount "out of his hide. " "How many will you strike ? " said Mr. Gibson- The mayor said ten. This was agreed upon , but Gibson refused to .strip. His honor took n board , and , bending Gib son over a chair , proceeded to take out his costs. The city mat-filial then offered to take out his costs the same way , but Mr. Gibson said no , and paid up and went home. DR. PEIRO'S OXYGEN TKKATSIKNT. Fnr Ilia rillvt anilcurof consuarTion , IKOMCHITIS , ASTHHAHitrmRCAU8RH. NIRYCDS rWSTRATItl * , ETC. if"n tab r tlntf bp-A of 1 J'l ! - ! . ' & > " " ' > o' > ' 1 FUKl . X JI J > IIP Ojt\lim \ It aft. la tent owyicAiv in IA rnllfrSlof'l. . Canada or . nlatnfoixj > tU dlrrrlf'rtij. irith tattrfrttwnt AailruM. OR. PElHO.U' ' o ? ll iiM , imuou , IU. 1887 Spring Valley Stock Farm. 1887 , OMAHA , NKB. George Wilkea 510. Record S:32. : Mmsurctl by:31 : , they > nnd tho'J.DJ xtmid nrd ; wiia tliitmnlcst that ever lived. Hnvlni , ' now K > aoru uiul UiunihU'ra In tlioJ : 1 lut down Tbo'only son of Oooru-o Wllkos In tlio Btntoof Nt-liruku. 3541 Black Wilkes 3541 Standard. 8lrc l by Georuo Wllkos fi9 ! ; 1st clam Tunny neil , sired by Confodprnto Chief , own lirtitlior to Woodfonf Clilt'f. SOiXi Slid < lnm llyKlytt's irnmblctonlnn. Will stmtd fur mures at tlio uliovo ffirm at $ ! U the season , cn h time of s r- Vice , with privilege or rotuin should luftrus not prove In ( on ) Limited to iOm.iros bcsldet my own. hon < "in rummcncot Fab. 1st mid end ! AuEint ltltS7 For further juittlculnu send rorctrcnuirs. y SOLOMON. On Agtnt ( Merfiiint onlrl wintM In.rfrj < on for Your bit Involna ot "Tantlll'a Punch" 5o c ! frnrftcamo in jcsteriliir. I win out of thorn hal ad r. and bail tu cull on tbe Governor ( or a company of mllltlR to prevent a riot. HIWB al ready retailed ovcrSWWJ. H. 0. MANJ.KY , Uucolu , N'cbriiBka. , . W. TANSILL & CO. , CHICIGQ DON'T Poison the System with Nauseating Drugs.Dr.IIorne's Electric Belt Cures Diseases Without Medicines. Will Positively Cure Without Mwllcine Pnlrnln the back , hlp .liond or llmbv Nervom bo- bllllT.Lumluuo.Ooneril Deollltr. RhcumalMm , Par- nlrsK Ncuraletn , o'n'lcii. ' l > lvia04 of Kldnofi , HjM- rml ni < 1n t' .Torplrt I.lrer. Omit. Atlhnii , Heart Dt- K > * e . I > Fpepsin.Constitution. Krr'lpolm. IndlaM- lion , Imjmlencj , C.i'urrl , ! ! ! < , Kpllep r , Ago * , 11- bct"i , Ilrilroco o IJiliuiistlon. Note the Following who were Cured A .T. Hoiclnml. H. S. IMrkPr , J. M. Hmk'tt. * U on bor.nl of tru'lo ' ; B. W. Kurnlmm , Amerlcnn KxpreM Co : A. llrfdorv , rommlolon morchnnl. SlocH YariH. ( ' .Ttmnsenrt. I'nlmcr lluuvi ; liujd l > obl . lh areut horse-naniCol.Connfllr , ot the Intur-Oc nn. B. W. llHrrKTHiKrle ft i H.M. Pavli , Heorolurr Ararrloam llorocmioii .1.1. Sheafrur , ill Mnlhonit. ; J.U. Smith , Jeweler.in.Mirtljon ft..nlot ! ( 'lilcinoid. W. uellui , M. II , Mormontown.low a ; Lemuel Milk , Kankukes , 111 , JiKtKO I. N. Miirrr Nnperrllle. III. , and liundredi of ntlicr * ropre ontlnii nimrly i verr town In th Union. Also electric belli for lacllui. Cull or tend Ftnniii for IHiKtratccI citnloirnn. Open clnllr. olio evenlniM nnd mjiluf . Kloftrlo 8n pn < Jre ! frM Hntltill M.ilclleltv llewnra of l > ogu cmnp-inlos with mnnr ttlnitii. ttellln worthier gnn It , with onljrGto H el'.mcnt" All mr hi > lt < contain Zl ele-nonti or butteries , hcnro Imvo fo\ir time * tbe power nnd qiinntllT of eioctrlrltr. Honest KOOJ unil boneM ilaillnjl * the motto. ) R.J.W.llRNKl ( ) lWabash-avChlcajEO Inventor , Proprietor nnd Manufacturer. DRS.S.&D.DAYIESON . . . , 1743 LAVfltENCE BTREKT , DKXVIK : , - - COLORADO , Of the Missouri State Museum of Anato my , St. Louis , Mo. ; University College lospital London , Glesen , Germany and Slew York. Having devoted their tten- ion SPECIALLY TO THE TREATMENT OP Nervous , Conic and DISEASES. More especially those arising from impru dence , invite all so suffering to correspond without delay. Diseases of infection and contagion cured safely and speedily without detention from business , and \vitliout the use of dangerous drugs. Patients whose cases have been neglected , badly treated or pronounced incurable , should not fail to write us concerning their symptoms. All letters receive immediate attention. ftSTJUST PUBLISHED And will be mailed FREE to any addreM on receipt of one 2-cent stamp , "Practical Observations on Nervous Debility and Phy sical Exhaustion , " to which is added ail "Essay on Marriage , " with important chap ters On DISEASES OF TUB RKPRODUCTIVB ORGANS , the whole lorming a valuable med ical treatise which should ba read by all younp men. Address . nits. s. & n. DAVIESUN , 17.1 Si Lawrcnc St. , Denver , CoL FOR KAI.K. A Iiirt'o number of recorded I'cruborou nnd ( 'lde lAlu Stallions- Also Homo Ilrcil 'olts. r.rcry luumiU KUurnnleoil a brooder. PrteM rouHon\beniiU ; ! tonne cu ; . Ourhlock litig boon elected with rntorenca to both Individual merit iiil | > edl | < reo. A Inrjre number of out HlnllloiiB uro nccllmnted and Cults nf tlielr get cnn bo phoi.- . . , York U on tluill.i M. It. H. , two hours' rl'ln went of Lincoln. 1'or cnta- oxues and fiirll.er lurornintlon. PHV ii FAIIUUAUII , YoriK b. OTTERBOURB , Cor. 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