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CITLTIVATION OF RICE.
WATER PLAYS A BIO PART IN TH.
RAISING OF THE CEREAL.
Mm IMaatry la LkbUUhb Tl I Trr
rraflUbU to Ik drawer, bal WWur.
! till la IU Ifejr Haw Rle
f lM Arc rivwUd.
"Tll you komethinit ftbonl ric Id
Lotthnana?" repent! Andrew (J. Wilitm
on, the owner of a large ric mill in
'tfrw Orleans, where the rice prown on
kls plantation in denned, at the Uilwy
Douse. "I we thut the paper have Jnst
found out that KiiKlinIinien are trying
to buy n ami form a trust of the rice
mill in the mth, although the agents
bave lpn down there for nuiiietliiiitf
over in months. Nobody ia quicker
than John Dull to went a bargain.
"New Orleans is the chief rieo milliiift
city of America. Fifty years (,' we
did not have aiu-li a tliintf a a rice mill,
lut now we have nix teen, worliin;,' ';'()
rice Hiiimlers ami einplovin more tlmn "j
1,201) mt'ii. Louisiana lias always been
known as the Stijjar St;ite, but we also
Want to add to it that of the Ilico Statu
of the Union.
"How is it cultivated? Well, the
1,'Bt iiecewi'y of prolitabh rice ciiltiiru
la a coiuparatively level piece of land,
J'ri'pi rly jin-pared for the seed. This fn-M
must bo located so as to ho conveniently
Irrigated from the prairie reservoir or
the lliime in the levee. Ilililaud rico
docs not pay in Louisiana, t ho only
profitable rice beintf that grown in
water. Water is the first and last want
of Fprontiir& growing and ripening rice.
.Jpefore the ground is ready for tlie seed
" It is divided up by a system of little
ubleveca and watering ditches. It Is
then planted in drills dug by machines
or father 1 should any that thetwv
chine is the premier way tu do it. but the
ecd is frequently broadcasted with us in
"Then coutes the most delicate part,
In the water manipulation. After the
eed is planted the noil is thoroughly
saturated with Water to sprout it, tut
the water is at once taken off when the
eeds have evenly germinated, and kept
ff until the tender shoots of the plant
rise two or three inches above the
ground. You can easily see that the
young plants may be either drowned out
r dried up by the leuttt iuutteutiou io
regulating the flow.
DRAWBACKS TO TtlE WORK.
On the other hand, with too much
water, crawfish invade the fields and de
vour the delicate plants, while with none
at all, rice caterpillars cut them down
and kill them. If yon neglect tho main
flume you not only risk the total loss of
your crop, but by permitting tho water
to get ahead of you there may come a
break in the levee, and away go your
cattle and crops.'
"The most expensive part of rice grow
ing come when it is about u foot high,
after it has been liberally watered; 1
mean the glassing of the rice. You see,
the laborers wade through the rice, pull
ing up and throwing into heaps all the
weeds and water grasses they find. This
grassing costs on ail average about four
dollars an acre, and after that is over
the rice planter has but little to do ex
cept to give it plenty of water. One -cnliar
tiling about irrigation is that the
beads of the rice plants never fill out,
no matter how much water you give
them artificially, unless there are plenti
"One feature of rice cultivation would
be great fun to city sporUmen, but is a
terrible nuisance to us. 1 mean the
birds. Talk about yonr ducks and geese
biding the sun. Perfect clouds of rico
4)irds, English rparrowa, summer ducks,
Tail and other fowl of the air and wa
ter, coine to wo if they can't harvest our
crops for us. From daybreak to dark a
tierfect fusilado from the guns and old
muskets is heard in hundreds of nqutiro
iilea of country. Over in this field you
bear the shrill shouts of creolo farmers
shrieking out Sunday school language in
French patois; from tho next probably
the deep chested whoop of negro field
bands, und in another the hoarse yells
cf the uew American rice growers
those who have come from the great
northern wheat fields. It is Ecream!
pop! whoop) bang! boom! in tho
tioi.sicst bat I In fiom dawn to dark that
you ever heard.
"The rico birds are our worst enemies,
and while we kill millions of them, left
to manure the fields, other millions con;e
in to take their places. The ravages cf
4h r'ce birds some years are fearful,
vtlw en p being almost a total loss. Per
b:iw now that the Yankees are conhig
down to grow rice they may iu vent some
oiachiuu that will either destroy the
bird or keep them away.
1'KONTH OF ItlCE tTMTRR.
"As soon a a pale yellow tint nppenrs
var the level heads of the opening
grain tho water is carefully drawn off,
the fields being draiued as thoroughly as
possible, and the work of harvesting is
begun. Tho dried sheaves are carted
dirtct from the field to the steam
thresher, where the graiu is prepared for
"The profits in rice planting, with good
luck, will iu a few years tuako any man
rich. The yields on good lands iu Lou
isiana give from fifty to seventy-five
bushels to the acre. Rice is a plant
which is generous to the attentive and
industrious farmer, but it resuuts neg
lect more than any other cereal. A man
an cultivate fifteen to twenty acres of
rice land, and if strong and industrious
be can easily secure from 1,000 to 1,500
fcuf helsof rice, worth at present prices
about a dollar a bushel The worn U
tot h:;rd, except dnriag praasing time,
ami, us good living is cheap with u., a
mall r;ce farmer can easily Bave one
fculf of his iro&) income.
"The cultivation cf rico in Louisiana
V iil io it i.i'Vy. yy J the hun
dreds of Immigrant are yearly turning
their attention to riot, aud ut the prcs
nt rate of increased acreage Louisiana
will be ablo to supply the e ntlre country
with this most valuable cereal "New
In the matter of tli hint will and
tentuiiit'iit of James !. Clulfant,
deceased. Seme tiled for probate.
Hearing, Nov.M. It) a. in.
In ti e matter of iherstnteof Untie
l'eirr IIiuiM-n. Petition of I'iiuI
Johiieon, excuter, fixed for final
settlement and allowance of ac
counts. LVward (i. Viinatta vs. Hulls
jho'MIj J'i'eclric, J.igbt Co. On de-
Inum-r i um-wor.
In Hit- mailer of the u'ar,,'an
Hhi ofKohert Mitchell, deceased.
Healing on pet-lion of Maria Mit
chell, wife, l r mi allowance from
bin celnte. Trial to court and
taken under advisement.
Ariii-h Irwin vs. V. C. Van Pored.
Suit on account l.r JjT.l. On trial to
In the matter of the eslnle of
Mary Carney, dece asrd. Notice to
credilois to lile claims on or before
May io. Km. m.
First National 1'iink of Weeping
Willi r vs. l'teii pollows t nl. De
fault of (!c('. h('illltH t'lltctl'd.
f! o 1 1 c ii f-toie Co. vh lit
NTiTTtiwii: Mm l.ii.i- Co. et al.
Jtit'ci ii-i i.t lor J li.'.i.till for UM'VJ
Orotic Dm ir c J. C. -pniii .
A li ii f-r fi H il le (!'ii utii n. I'if-llii-K
l on iiioliou of plaint it! at cot-t
In the mutter of lite Int-t will and
tcsliimeiit of Levi Wulhcr.dcccsifed.
IMitiou of Mn It I'll I'hillipH tiled
praj iifi that the lioiiuHi nd he net
n-'itle to iietitioner hh the former
widow v( dmueed. Hearing:, Dec.
1, Kill. til.
LlcennC to wed isfiied to Mr, Wil-
lirliii V. Ackerinaii nnd i An
line A. Stt-imkcr both of l'liittf
mouth. State Hank of ICIniwood vh. JaineH
lloyce. HC coneent of pnrtiee, time
for dcfeiidunt to file brief extended
to Nov. 11.
The Hank of Klmwood vh. Henry
Ilolleuheck. Hy consent of purlieu,
time for.'.defcndnnt io file brief ex
tended to Nov. 11,
In the mutters oi the last w ill and
tcMiiinent of JelferMm Dccke. Cita
tion innued ng;aimt executrix to
make final net tlcmciit.
Iu the matter of the eftatc of Fer
dinand Schuclke, deceased. Appli
cation for final settlement. Hearing;
Dec. 2, 10 u. in.
In the matter of the et-tute of
Marehall D. Abbott. Application
fur final Bctllciiicut. Hear
ing;, Dec. 2, 2 p. in.
Why (ilrlD Arti ThII.
Why are there bo many tall tfrls now
adaj H, nnd why U the tendency of the new
generation toward unusual height and
trracioua sliuineiw? Women are tall and
lecimiini' tall Minnly liecailho it is the
fabhiun, and that utateuient never needs
noriscapableof any explanation. Awhile
ago it was the fatthiou to be jietite and
arch; it ia now the fuahion to be tall and
gracious, aud nolliiu more, can be t-aiil
about it. Of coarse tlie reader, who i
usually inclined to tind the facetiuiia hide
of nny grave tonic, has already thought
of tho upplic-utiun of tlie nelf denying
hymn, that man wants little here below,
i and wants that little long; but this uiay
Ixs only a pacing Mgli of the peiHHl.
Charles Dudley Warner in Harper's
Oh, Tlirun lIonct I.lttlo Fellow.
. Eddie was very fond of raspberry jam.
One evening when the parsou dropped
into tea mamma opened her last jar,
with emphatic instructions to Eddie not
I to ask for some moro jam after getting
I Lis share. His papa, not knowing the
! circumstances, offered to replenish his
j dish, when Eudio uiortilied his mother
1 by saying, "Mamma said I uiusn't usk
for uuy more, 'caiiho that is nil there ia."
A St. Louis physician recalls ths case
of a young man who had been dumb for
five years, but who, while out hunting
one day, began, in tho excitement of the
chase, to yell at tho top of his lungs.
Afterward he was able to epeak with
When Julius CV-mr fell, ns ho was
landing on tlu African coast, he is re
ported to have said, to banish thd fears
of his soldiers, who accepted the occur
rence as one of ill oiueti, "Laud of
Africa, 1 take possession of thee!"
That compositor was something of a
humorist in his way who set up the
title of Maurice Thompson's pretty syl
van poem, "Pan in the Orchard," aa
"Pain iu t!te Orchard;" but tho associa
tion of ideas was serious.
The ancient Greeks and Romans had
their beds supportej on frames, but
not flat like ours. The Egyptians had a
couch of a peculiar sh ape, more like an
M fiL!.i au.y (.bail, vit.'i hollow
back and seat
A farmer in Jefferson county, Wis.,
dislodged a huge rock at the bottom of
his well, when it sank .out of sight, re
vealing a subtorrauean lake.
It is told of a great author that he was
wont to amuse himself by jumping over
a chair. But 1 have a corrchpouile;it
who, as the following allows, amuses
hiinwlf by wei;;liitig tuos'pitoes:
"I have receiuly veig'ued some mos
qnitocs of t'ais locality o:i a sens'.iive
balance. Tho averajo weight of one
tuostpiito was 1.27 milligram t'.iat
is. it would take UtW.OOO to weigh n
"Mosquitoes whioli had filled them
selves with human blood were found to
weigh about three times as much as
others, showing that they had swallowed
twice their weight in blool" Uosion
Gentlemen wonld not use "Blush
of Roues" if it was a paint or pow
der, of course not. It ia clear as
water, no sediment to fiil the porea
fthenkin. Its mission ia to heal,
cleanse and purify the complexion
of every imperfection, and insures
everyladyand jreutleman a clean,
smooth complexion. Sold by O. II.
Snyder. Price 75 cents.
Go to Drown & Harrett's and fret
window glass and stop up tbat hole
in your house. tf
For lame back there is nothing
better than to saturate a flannel
cloth with Chamberlain's Pain
Halm and bind it on the affected
partw. Try it and you will he sur
prised at the prompt relief it afford.
The name treatment will cure rbau
miitiftn. For sale by F. G. Fricke
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Kllilav ei Ii (j III tlie llmlilli H. Ii. A . K.
Iiall in IliM kHiii.il lil rk, K. J. Muican, M W,
I-, I', hnmn. Hei-nrder,
lOYAl. it!AAM-Crti' romdl No 1021.
IX M et ut tlie K.ol f liinl In tie I'aiiuele &
CrHlit lilm-k ever llenieit k lutu, vllrlHK
brethren Invited Henry liirnM, Kegent ;
'Hies vt alllliK. Hi ereioiv.
OAHS I.OllliK. No. I4. I.O. O.K. nifeU ev
iry Tuenilay nlblit at tlielr hall In Fltireiald
block. All odd Fellimt are roulmlly invited
nMeiid ln vNillinf tn the city. J tury,
N. 8. W, Undue. Hecretaiy.
THE OLD RELIABLE.
u. a. wateehan m
Shingles, Lath, &urt.
Can supply everw demand of the ritj
Cttll and get terms. Fourth ctrcet
in rear of opera lmtiw:.
U f. t L I V t every l entity Io -id
aierrlv' trilvp under eur 'e-tnii o -,
t- nenil nn fur purilriilam. i.I'Im; I N
ljKltlllVE AI.KNLY kl 787, W H.vliiuton,
A POPULAtt FAMILY.
jCTttir: " How Is it, Kate, that you always
Seem to 'eate.li on' to the last new lliinir 1 l')o
wbat I may, you ulwujs teeat to vet ahead
Kati:! "tdnn't know: I oerfnlnlvdo not
make any rx'-rtinii In that direetioa."
J cnn ik : " Well, dnrinn the lust few months,
for sxuiuplo, you have Uiki-a up puintlav,
without nny tenehor ; you enme to the rrseus
when Miss Lalaryo iloserteil her Uelsai'loclats
nmniih'iily, hihI eovtitiiily c are all ininv
liijf in trniue umler your inslnietion: 1 heal il
foil tellinir Toanny I jimes Ian eveiilnif how
his chili mailo inistuki-s In ilayiiir Ium'I all:
you Renin to Im up on all tlie iaKst ' faus,' and
know .Inst what to do under nil vireuiiiEUUK-et;
yon -ntei-t.:ln Imiii'ilully; mid in tlio ia.'-t
Diinth you hutu im proved so in liealth.owmir,
Toeu lfine.toynur phyau-alciillurveiunrisea.
WiieiD do you Ki't Mil tit ynur iutnriiiatinn
from in this little ut-.f the way place ir lor
ou never ko to tho eity."
Katk: "Why, Jennie, you will trmlio me
Ynin. I have only enofotinvr.f information,
b'.it it is s n pri-in ; lion- it met k'l Miints. I
Tory nelilnin heur of HiiythiiiK new but vhnt
the next few days liriiur ruo full lnfermstion
u tho Biibl-st, MiiKie7 No llHguiiirl
An. I a irmit tronsure it Is to us a l. fur It
r-ally furni.-hi-s tiio na-'iiiR lnr t!io !-.ote
h.M.M'h.il'l: I hi her linn tiiveu up his ninini.nw
Unit he has taken fir yeans 9 bo a.n tins
one ph'os muni; ntiil Is-tler l.-ifonnatiun on
tho sulijeets of tho day j nnd inoll.er fojs
th.it it is tie.it thin makes t-er Fiirh a liimoiis
liour-kecper. In filer, wo a!i B-rreo that it is
the only really tAMii.r imenuini' pul lisl.eil,
i we have M-nt f ir K-impliiof all ol them,
noJ tin. I that one is nil lor men, another ml
for woman, snd an.niier for eliiii reu only
While tl'isoiio suits every one of us: S'J e
only need to tunc nno l:isirud of pewral, nint
that is wheio tho eeononiv emnes In, for it is
only fv'.ol a e:r. 1'irhnps von tliia'. I r.m
to iavi'ii in uiv enil.-e: 1 it I will let you s o
nirs,ir. liriiei-still, foml III cent.-, to tlie .'i!
I'sher, W. Jennings lH-more-t, "i I'nt ilih
V: n-"t. Now York, f r n Mtni'le eopv. Slid I
t hiill always oousidi r t'.mt 1 leivo de-no vuti
S ifiv.it fi.vor; an I may Is-yon will li,i-iiftie-r
lis out. ts you biiv we Imve tl.e renrtaiiou i f
tM-itijr the best UifurUKsl family In town. If
litut I so, it U DkUorodt's i'uULuy Mouzum
A fit.eral oII.m--only ft.(in for
TIIK WKKTLY IIKMAI.D
nnd Dcmorest Paniily laenrine.
tifSeml your FuLscription to thia
THE LEADING AND ONLY OM PRICE CLOLHIER
13 WAITING FOR YOU.
TvTT IS waiting to show you his new goods
O Vy J and o let you know how cheap they
can be bought.
HAS THE LARGEST AND BEST STOCIC
In Lis line in Cans Cbutity. Y vi not bo uble to buy cheajicr Wt-s!; Chi
Ciiejo when yon take quality ati'l price in coiisuierutioM.
OPERA HOUSE CORNER, PLATTSMOUTH.
For AtchiiiHon, St. Jost-ph, Lcavcn
wortli, Kansas City, St. Louis,
aud nil points nortli, east
Kouth or wot. Tick
eta Bold nnd bag.
INFORMATION AS TO RATES
Call at Depot or address
II, C. TOWNSL.Nl),
G. 1'. A. St. Louis, Mo.
j. c. raiLuiTi,
A. G. I. A. Omaha.
II. D. AruAk. A ft., riattsnioutli.
A ulrtPtly flrsl vnrt u itelune. fully wnrraa
ed. :Hlle trnm the try t'ei inaleiialb
MHr! w rkmen. aurl :ti tliel e-t tools l i
have ever lieeu rievlM-it lor lli l-ui n..se, W a
rifitea to do all that can be reasoi at ly ?
rerted of thu very best ivpewltet eMant
I'mmtiln of wrltlni: woiils i er mlmile oi
trore aocor'llr!; ti fl;e ability ottliotioiui-
If tlir ia io BKfiit In your town Biirtre-. iu
TffR I'AUIfU M'F'U CO.
Attest wwited ntih S, f.
F. B. EEELEJURK, Agi-nl.
Only buys tlio boft makes and latest novelties in
CLOTHING AND FURNiSHING GOODS
II ATS, CAPS ETC.
And if yon are looking for a reliable place to trade give JOE a trial.
FRED GQBDEn & SON
THE best of harnees, both double nnd single may be found at my
Htoreand everything in the harness line also buggies and carriages
which are first-class in every renpect, being the lightest, strongest aud
easiest riding vehicles ou earth.
JALSO have a large lot of Schullcr, Moline, Dain and Sterling wagons
Spring wagons, road carts, and plows of all discription. j
When you go to a nhoe elor? your
object isnot only to buy shoes' but
to procure for what you ipend the
Let t that your money -will buy.
Lens then this will not content you;
more than this you ennnot, in re;i
hoii, n"l. Our methods are a
vintpk as your desires. Wo do not
lift ycur c.pcct!i1ions Io 1 he cloiulti,
but we realize thi'in whatever they
nre. We will nevtr hiurifice your
interi-sts to ours nnd nowlu-re'e'n
can yoti it a fuller and fairer
equivui.'iit for your morey. An
ospcially profitable purchase for
you i. out tie.
BOOES, SHOES O n
501 Main Street
PLACES OF WORSHIP.
CATiioi.ir.-Kf. I'linl's n.nrch. nk. betweet
rtrtli ami Mxlli. Fallter I'll'liev. Pastor
w.ivlee: V -ins at si. mi int.lflA.M. Buudaj
. u, t. , U WCI.CI1II.11IIII.
CnitisTiAN.-Corner l.jrimf mid Klirlith Bt.
ht-ivlet-MiiornlnitHiH. rveulHg. Elder J. K.
Keeil, pastor, himday Heliool 10 a. m.
KriHi-orAU-St. I.nke's Church, corr.fr Thlr''
mhIVIii-. Hev 11 B. Horiien. r.aMur. Vr-
',J! A- ' U 7 :30 P. M. tuiiUi- tiH,
GrBMAN AUTiionisT-i ninfr Sixth Pt. d4
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Btid 7 :S0 v. M. tUU(lay bcllool , :30Yi,
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In" ' lra,ri"llUK Weunwiiuy even-
"KJ" Vvturi an. -Corner M;il.i nd
b. , m .V. "'.l-i'st-r. t-i-ivice usual
uoi hiimlay M.I11.0I 8 :30 A, M,
t-eii 1 .lib ,u,j M!i,l
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