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ThoCostof Producing Corn in
THE YTEKAME COST PKIt ACRE.
Reports From 535 Farmers Clvenn
Average Cost of $6.45 Per
Acre While In Iowa the
Average Cost Is
$7.78 an Acre
The assertions of the calamity
1 howlers that a man in Nebraska
cannot farm and keep out of the
( poorhouse may now be dropped
and the question taken up: "Can
Scorn be raised profitably?" Few
have observed no doubt that corn
can be raised profitably, but, in or-
der to satisfy a general demand,
j Deputy Iabor Commissioner
I Andres ha obtained reports con-
cerning the cost of producing corn
and his compilation shows that the
1 cereal is raised in Nebraska at an
i average cost of a fraction over $0.45
per acre, several dollars lower than
the average cost in Iowa, which is
1 the only state affording figures for
I'ntiifiiririn Tfl r k t tl 111 I t r 11 IV
- ' ' .
through the courtesy of the county
clerks, obtained the names of ten
substantial farmers from each
county and estimates were received
from ns.1 of them. The questions
asked were: Interest on value of
lands at 8 cent (estimate per acre),
(taxes; seed; listing or planting, in
cluding plowing; harrowing and
rolling; cultivating; husking and
criLbing; and other additional ex
These questions were taken as a
basis for computing cost of produc
tion, the items of fertilizing, fenc
ing, cost of crib room being exclud
ed is not necessarily pertinent.
The deputy labor commissioner
Jias cpmpiieu me repon, i snown
it any conclusion or being prepared
ht present to make any suggestions
concerning the significance of the
returns, but the reports themselves
contain interesting material. A re
port from one county was sent in
containing an estimate of cost per
kcre at $17 85. It contained $."" X for
amily expenses, which included
lay for the family physician, mid
wife, horse doctor, preacher, and
ven the lawyer. It was indorsed by
he farmer's alliance lodge, but was
lot considered by the labor com
nissioner, being the only one cast
From Dodge county conies a re-
bortwith an estimate of per
tcre on land two miles from Fre-
Viont, land that is worth $40 per acre
nd has averaged $50 per acre for
lirty-five years. Another from the
ame county gives an estimate ot
.05 per acre, forty-five bushels per
ere, making the cost lo'-Jj cents per
A report from Franklin county is
lade on a basis af allowing $hi
er day for a man and team.
A Lincoln county man states that
lis for fuel pay for shelling. lie
laces the profit on iorty acres
Several reports contain charges
r irrigation as additional cost.
hese charges range from 2- cents
more than $1 per acre.
A Red Willow county farmer says
rmers "can raise corn very well at
esent prices and farming can be
irried on cheaper than in the east
rt of the state. More can be made
eding. The country is all right."
The co9t by counties, containing
e highest and lowest, together
ith the average without fractions
a cent, gives a general cost per
re of corn production of $0.45 and
45 of a cent.
For the county of Cass the high-
t is S0.S0 and the lowest $o.3;
erage, $7.87 per acre.
TWO STATES COMPARER
The average cost per acre in
if &i.45 comnares more
r - -r -
an favorably with the cost in
wa of $7.78, as given by the labor
mmissioner of that state, al-
ou(rh the Iowa estimate includes
st of fertilizing, cutting stalks,
st of crib room, shelling, hauling
market, fencing repairs, etc., tax
. . t... Aaa ;,iv-rif tiient on
i norses. um "- ...
nd. In Iowa the cost, less shell-
g and hauling to market, is $8.o.;
sa shelling, out inciuumg
. . . T
1 the various items reaches an
lich brings the cost per ousnei
r the other hand the average
eld per acre for Nebraska, accoru-
g to government -
ishels for ten years past, and the
-erage price has not fallen below
According to govern-
. nniv :t Der cent of
rpinii i j
UMak.a corn is hauieu io manvci
C..-- m nPr cent is consumed on
If the average
neracre is $0 45 and the
" . ... vs tmshelH ier
rerage j-ieiu w :
re the average cosi m v
Cents. The cost per bushel iu Iowa
m given at from 23 to 30 cents, ac
cording to the items of expense in
curred in production. The average
yield per acre of 32.8 bushels in
Nebraska is sent out from "Wash
ington, but reports from Nebraska
farmers show as high as 50 bushels
per acre and the lowest is only 27
bushels.. Although a very few
farmers report that corn raising is
not profitable the compilation of
the labor commissioner is con
sidered as a complete refutation of
C. II. Sheldon was nominated yes
terday by the republicans for gov
ernor of South Dakota.
Frank Pose, a young man living
at Kearnc3', was drowned yesterday.
The national dehiocratic commit
tee met yesterday at New York city
and William F Harrity was elected
chairman, in spite of Tammany.
The republicans of Michigan yes
terday met in convention and nom
inated a full state ticket, with J. T.
Rich for governor.
R K PUHLICA X PRIMA RI KS SAT
Geo. Spurlock was yesterday
granted permission to practice at
the Cass County bar.
LehnhofT Bros, will move the first
of the month into V. V. Leonard's
building on Main street.
The first ward primaries will be
held in the building formerly oc
cupied by IIarr3r Kuhney as a bar
Remember that the republican
primaries will be held Saturday
afternoon. Kvery republican in the
city should make it apoint to at
tend. For Sale or Trade A desirable
lot in Plattsmouth. Will sell for
cash or will take a good buggy
horse and horses in exchange.
For particulars call on or address
this office. tf
The parties that have been at
work the past three days cutting
the grass and weeds in Gar
field park have not been doing the
best of work and it might be well
that it be looked after.
The little 2-year old girl of Police
man Fitzpatrick fell down stairs
yesterday afternoon and broke her
left leg. The little girl fell a dis
tance of eight feet. She is resting
easy to-day and getting along as
well and could be expected.
Tony Cornelius, of Kearney, the
champion hose couplerof the world,
has challenged George Fox, the
noted hose coupler of Yankton, S.
D., to a hose coupling contest for a
purse and the championship medal.
Notwithstanding the ladies got
scared out by the threatening
storm last evening anfl the wind
blowing down a grearter part of
their decoration,they returned to the
park and had their garden part'
nd made it a success both in a so
cial and financial way. The band
failed to put in an appearance as
A dispatch to the Lincoln Journal
this morning, dated Ashland, says:
Burglars made a raid on the city
Wednesday night in a wholesale
manner and succeeded in securing
considerable booty, consisting
mainly of small articles. .Owing to
the heat, doors and windows were
freely left open and the robbers had
easy access to almost any residence
in the place. It is positively known
that ten or twelve houses were
broken into and many articles of
small value stolen. The heaviest
loser was R. J. Porter, who was re
lieved of $15 or $20. The burglars
were very bold, taking things from
rooms where persons were sleep
ing. They are not known, but are
supposed to be parties living in
Last Wednesday evening Mathew
Gering of Plattsmouth addressed
the democratic club of this city
His remarks might have suited
many of the democrats present, but
beard one say. "it was abuse
of the republican party from one
end to the other," and another, "that
when a man says that every good
thing that has been done to benefit
the country' was introduced by the
democratic party, we know that
he lies and any such reasoning as
that will not help the cause, for peo
ile know better." It goes to show
that his remarks were not satisfac
tory to all of them at least. It put
the writer in mine oi i'icrk.eiK" o
soeech to the independents here two
vears airo they all agreea mai
Keichan could talk, but they forgot
to post him on their views on amer
ent questions before he commenced
uilkinir and it was too late aner
wards. Gering said he had studied
the silver question the past three
months and was prepared to say
that he had taken one side or the
n,r lint left his hearers iu the
dark as to which side he had taken
Weeping Water Republican.
Made a general holiday.
Friday. October 21, Appointed Co-
lumous Day by the Prosldent.
As provided in the joint resolu
tion approved June 29 last, Piesi-
deot Harrison to-day issued a proc
lamation appointiig Fridaj-, Octo
ber 21, 1892, the 400th anniversary of
the discovery of America by Colum
bus, as a general holiday for the
people of the United States.
"On that day," says the proclama
tio,"let the people, so far as possible,
cease all toil and devote themselves
to such exercises as may best ex
press honor to the discoverer and ap
preciation of the great achieve
ments of four completed centuries
of American life."
Columbus stood in his age as the
pioneer of progress and enlighten
ment. The system of universal ed
ucation is in our age the most prom
inent and salutary feature of en
lightenment, and it is peculiarl' ap
propriate that the schools be made
by the people the centre of the day's
demonstration. Let the national
flag float over every shool house in
the country and the exercises be
such as shall impress upon our
youth the patriotic duties of Ameri
In the churches and other places
of assembly of the people let there
be expressions of gratitude to Di
vine Providence for the devout faith
of the discoverer and for the Divine
care and guidance which has di
rected our history and so abundant
ly blessed our people."
World's Fair Notes.
An exact fac simile of the San
Louis Rey mission, perhaps the
finest and most celebrated of all the
famed old mission ruins in South
ern California, will be seen at the
The Kentucky building at the
world's fair will be a typical repre
sentation of a southern colonial
mansion, one of the distinctive
features of which is great pillared
porches or verandas.
"We were overwhelmed with the
magnitude of the preparations for
the world's fair. Yes, it is on a
much grander scale than was the
world's fair in Paris. We must ad
m it it. Of course I cannot
give anj'thing like definite figures,
but the commercial display alone
which France will make will not
fall short of $20,000,000 in value. We
will have over here an exhibit of
everything the country of France
produces." These"are the words of
Baron Alfred de Vialar, one of the
three special French commission
ers, who recentl' visited Chicago to
arrange for the erection of the
French building at the fair.
One of the novel exhibits in the
marine section of the transporta
tion department at the world's fair
will be 200 pen engraving of Ameri
can steam vessels, beginning with
the Clermont and following down a
tj-pical series to the present day.
The pictures will be sent by the
New York Seabord, a marine paper.
The republican primaries will be
held in the city Saturday, July 23,
from 4 to 8 o'clock for the purpose
ot electing delegates to the county
convention which will be held at
Weeping Water, Tuesday, July 26
for the purpose of electing delegates
to the state and congr ssional con
ventions, which meet in Lincoln
and Nebraska City respectively.
The First ward is entitled to 8 dele
gates; the Second 8; Third ward 11;
fourth ward it; J ml ward 4.
Must Come to Time.
The bill passed by the house to
enforce reciprocal commercial rela
tions between the United States
and Canada provides that when the
president shall be satisfied that
passage through any canal or lock
connected with the navigation of
the St. Lawrence river, the Great
Lakes, or the waterways connecting
the same, of any vessels of the
United States or of cargoes or pas
sengers in transit to any port of
the United States is prohibited or
made difficult or burdensome by
the imposition of tolls or otherwise,
which he shall deem to be recipro
cally unjust and unreasonable, he
shall have the power to suspend
the right of free passage through
St. Mary's Falls canal so far as it re
lates to vessels owned by subjects
of the government discriminating
against the United States.
rr Mills' Nervine not onlv cures
all nervous diseases, headache,
blues, nervous prostration, " sleep-
1 nonralirin. Sit Vitus rlatme.
fits and hysteria, but also builds up
. . . . At T ..,1 .li.
tne DOuy. a am jjicctocci iu ooj umi
after years ot intense sunenng wim
nerVOUS UlSCasc, iicouatiic a.iu
frofmn T tripd Dr. Miles' Restora
iw XWvinp. and in two weeks
gained eight pounds in weight. I
could not lie down to sleep, but now
sleep perfectly easy, and am im
proving wonderfully. Cannot say
enouirh for the Nervine Mrs. L. ti
Mirr tun D.inlrirlr. X. Y." One CUS-
t'llWjAIWl.'""-" 7 -
tomer used Nervine and gained fif
teen pounds in flesh Buovyx &
Mivmhbv. Cortland. N. Y. Trial
bottles and elegant book free at F.
G. Fricke & Co. 3.
REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES SAT
JOE'S HOT WEATHER BULLETIN
Children's - Waists,
OPERA HOUSE CORNER.
a n.nAn4A.Kv 4Vi name of M.S.
Pnu,M9. fll fromtheroof of a house
in East DesMoines, Iowa and sus
tained a oaiuful ana serious
of the wrist which he cured witn
one bottle oi inamucu ij
balm. He says it is worm w
l.fio Tt pnst him 50 cents. For
sale by by F. G. Fricke & Co.
EQUITABLE LIFE INSURANCE
CO., OF N, Y.
T. H. POLLOCK, Agent,
Notice to Contractors-
c- i i n.n,oiei;ill lw received by the
secretsiry of the hoard of education
fio'clockb. in., Saturday July lU2.for
the construction of dne two s5or,y' "r
room brick uuiiaine on tne
in Stadleman's addition in accordance
with plans and specifications on hie at the
First National bank of Plattsmouth. Each
bid must be accompanied by a certitiea
check of $200. The board reserves the right
to reject any ana au oias.
kv order or xiie duuiu ui uuuiunv"
3 J. I. Unkijh Sec'y.
" WOBTQ A GUINEA A BOX."
COVERED WITH A TASTELESS AND
For SICK HEADACHE.
nuiiiiAM. af Mnmlflff In tha Head. Wind
farming uu oww
the Back, Grant, and flying Palni In the S
Boar, Hheamauam, ei.
T.w. fnn. An or area aix of Baaenam a
S Pill, and in ntiM mm out of Un. thty J
rtMtiK Iwonty mimlm ; for the pill will o direct J
Sto and remoTe the eanae. being no J
S more nor lew than wind, together with poison-
Joua and noxioua vapoare. j
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PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., July 21, 1892.
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MEN'S SUMMER UNDERWEAR.'
We have no room on this
space or patience this hot
weather to quote prices; we
are simply slaughtering them
and Casimere Coats and Vests,
AND MEN'S LIGHT WEIGHTS. '
All this and more too is found
JOE'S Clothing House
All kinds of fresh, salt and
I unke the best of all kinds of sau
sages and keep a pood supply
constantly on hand.
MARKET - ON -SIXTH - STKKJT
Between Iain and Pearl ""
Plattsmouth; . - Nebraska.
DR. A.. SHIFTMAN,
Oflice: 318 Main Street, Oppo
site Court House.
MAKES A SPECIALTY OF FITTING
SPECTACLES AND EYE-GLASSES
in a scientific manner and fur
nishes the iiuest of periscopic
lenses in either nld, silver,
riickle, steel, zynolite
or rubber frames.
Will test your eyes free.
ARTIFICIAL EYES INSERTED
011 reasonable terms.
Hours: it a. 111. to 4 p. m. Ladies, 2
to 4 p. in.
B. A. McELWAIN
Carries an Elegant Stock
Everything kept that goes
to constitute a first-class
jewely store is kept in his
stock. Repairing done by
first-class workmen and sat
isfaction guaranteed or mon
B. A. McELWAIN,
First door south of
The Place to Buy
WHERE YOU WILL FIND
I wish to ppecially recommend.
It is absolutely safe.
GOODS SOLD ON THE INSTAIX
ment plan as cheap as for cash,
on easy monthly payments. Come
in and examine my anti-rust tin
ware which is warrant! not to rust
for one year. If at any time you
want anything new that we do not
happen to have in stock we can gt
it for you on two days' notice.
421 Maln-St., Plattsmouth
U bushel is a iracuon