The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, August 31, 1899, Image 8
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT. Aug. 31, 1899 PHILIPPINE CLIMATE tha hot seasonA Ufrust to October- man reared in the temperate imnt .tiflnd. The hot stones RVU ww Mister the feet; an iron railing is too nh without discomfort; and hot the .1. u.m. hdknd and lifeless. My ther mometer was graduated to 110 F., bnfc the expanding mercury m I have sat with my face in my hands, watching the perspiration drop from my . .hi. inatar than the sun on a hot deck A.m it AttA in fifteen minutes be chilled to the bone by the drenching and u.i...nnntinn tt a rnln-ao u all. For. raiwi ioiii. - 1 - - nnRtlno one bothers much about clothes excent in the capital". My usual a cotton sbirt and denim trousers, grass slippers and straw hat, This was more clothing than a hair dosea natives wore. For full dress 1 added a necktie and a pair of socks. In the wet season March to July you can have no scepticism about Noah. Imagine what we call a cloudburst every day for months, or several times a day, In a, nJ nil nlffht. Gvervthinffis soaked like a wet sponge; roada where there are any have no Dottom, ana rivers no definite top. Leather shoes mildew on your feet Books and glued furniture fall apart, and you long to put creation through a wringer. These downpours are accompanied by heavy thunder and lightning, often of awe-inspiring grandeur; and twice a year, when the monsoons change, also during the hot months, devastating typhoons oc cur. During the interim earthquake destroy your faith in anything built by either the band of Gd or the hand of man, and give an extra rattle to joint already shaken by malaria. The cli maticconditions which wrecked Shatter's army in Cuba are duplicated in the Phil Ippines. If our troops surmount tbdm in Luson, It is no guarantee that they will not succumb further south. . The monsooxs or trade winds blowing from the southwest from April to Octo ber, and from the northeast during the rest of the year. The mountainou islands are damp on the weather sir) and dry on the tee side, When the wind changes and blows six months from tb) opposite direction, the rainfall shifts to the other side of the mootains. Th varying topography of the islands t heri tors mixes up the seasons in some local ities in a way to make you feel tired. . BeirCenture. A REPUBLICAN SWINDLER The Kansas City Journal shows whs t thsstandard of morality is in the repub lican party In the following account of the way that Bent Murdock.the Kansas republican political worker swindled the government in getting a pension of f 50 a month. The Journal is a red hot Mo Klnley organ and its estimate of the mor ality of the transaction may be gathered 1 from the way It tells the story. It says: "Murdock was drawing 30 a month pension on account of defective eye sight," said he. "Wnea the Cleveland administration came into power the last time, someone reported to the pension bureau that Murdock' eyea were not nearly so badly affected as he let on, and that he was drawing a pension out of all proportion to his disabilities. A special examiner was sent out to inves tigate the case. He dropped into Eldo rado, claiming to be a traveling mail taking his vacation Be made the ac quaintance ol Editor Mordock. The; became quite chummy. Each liked t fish. One day they went finning. Thej . fished and fished. Darkness came on Bent said that was just the time of da to catch Ann. The two were sitting eid by side on the bank. It wns so dark that the traveling man could scarcvly see his cork. He got a bite, but didn't know it. "Pull," shouted Bent, 'Great : Qodl didn't you see your oork go under? The examiner concluded that if BuutV eyes were good enough to see a coi k bubbling in the dark when he could no then tbey were not affected sufficient! i . u A . :.. him a pension of $50 a month. He r turned to Washington aud in due tint Bent's pension was reduced to $30 month. He never knew how it happener "When the McKinfoy administrate was ushered in, Murdock took steps t have his pension put back to $50 t month. He made the necessary app'ica tion and then went on to Washington NDIGESTION IS CATARRH Utter from O. S. Aft Ovilon, Sprint Hill, Jil:, tt Dr, lif tman. "Four years ago last fall tuy stomach refused to perform its duties and I soon lost strength. "Shortly after this I had five sieges of the grippe, covering a period of three years. During all this time food was forced through my stomach by the use of cathartics. Large blind piles bid fair to block ' all evacuation. My kid neys soon became Involved, so that the scant and often painful voiding re sembled beefs galL With flesh wasted away, strength exhausted bo that it took all my energy to even get into a bath tub, hopes all gone, I saw Pe-ru-na advertised in the Iowa State Register.. I wrote to Dr. Ilartman and received his pamphlets, which convinced me that catarrh had possession of my head, throat, stomach and kidneys. I began to take Pe-ru-na and Man-a-lin, follow ing advicewhich Dr. Ilartman gave me free. In a short time I ate nourishing food, and the piles, kidney trouble and constipation all disappeared. Flesh, strength, and a splendid appetite re turned, and I went to work." The foregoing letter shows what Pe-ru-na will do in cases of indigestion when used according to directions. Write to Pe-ru-na Medicine Company, Columbua, Ohio, for Dr. Ilartman'sfree hooks on Catarrh. These books explain the nature of catarrh, and make the , action of Pe-ru-na clear to every one. All druggists sell Pe-ru-na. toptiHh the thins; alonsr. One day be wan in (totnnany with C B. Custiuian, Senator Baker private Monetary CuHbman was helping bun with his pen- ninn marter, A the two were walking throiiKh the corridor of thecapttol build ing, Cubm'in noticed Wnbster Davis, a giMtant secretary of the interior, who bos charge of the pension business, com ing along. He to'd Murdock about it. "Now you have a chance to make a good play," said Lunhnian. "I'll ruu you into him; you apologise aud say that yon aw almost blind. Then w will upring the pension matter on him." As the two approached Davit. Cushman extend! his hand to sbak. Jut kept walking right on and collide.! with Davis jtrrlng both tbsir hats off before Davis could say a word Cunhman intro duced Murdoek and be apologised ufacn fully for the : collision bating that b whs almOHt totally blind ai a result of service In the war, ., The pension ques tion wan sprung Dy luxnumn; the three talked about it for a few minaret and in a short time. H-nt wait back on tha nun- sion roll for $50 a month." Caennnker Mates DUmim. The April bulletin of the Ohio Ex periment Station thus summarizes the report of experiments in the treatment of cucumbers and melon diseases: The cucumber pickle Industry con tinues to increase in Oalo and the fields of pickles have bees more satis factory for 1898 than for the previous year. The abundant rains, well dis tributed, and the high mean temper atures for the growing months have contributed to this end. The downy mildew of cucumbers and Allied plants.Plasmopara Cubensla, has been fully as 'destructive to 'the plants during the season named as in 1897, but owing to the arller harvesting of the crop the actu: reduction of yields has been only about one-half as great from this cause. Anthracnose of cucurbits, Colleto- trlchum Lagenarlum, has Increased In abundance and destructlveness. ,: A wilt of cucumbers and muskmelons. referred to a spades of Fusarium, has also prevailed, besides the usual wilt disease. Phyllostlcta Cucurbltacearum and Cercospora Cucurbitae have also been found spotting cucumber leaves as well as Cercospora Citrulllna upon watermelon foliage. Co-operative spraying experiments upon a commercial scale have given an Increase of seventy-five bushels per acre upon sprayed, compared with un prayed cucumber pickle vines, at lacked by downy mildew. The profits from this treatment were not so large as would have' accrued from similar work In 1897, for reasons pertaining to earllness of crop. The practicability of saving the late crop of cucumbers from downy mil dew, by use of Bordeaux mixture, Is fully demonstrated by the experiments made. Spraying for this purpose need not be begun earlier than July 25 to August l.i If a crop of pickles or cu cumbers is harvested by August 15, spraying for downy mildew is not re quired. Spraying of anthracnose, downy mil dew and leaf blight of muskmelons Is till recommended, although some fail ures are recorded. Previous recommendations as to the treatment of late tomato plants with Bordeaux mixture to prevent tomato leaf blight, Septoria Lycoperslci, are again repeated. '- Stock far European Plums. In some notes on olum culture nub- llshed in a recent bulletin issued by the Colorado Experiment Station. Pro fessor Charles S. Crandall says: For the Euronean clums such as Lombard. Green Gage, and Dradshaw probably no stock . is better than seedlings of some variety of the species from which these va rieties came Prunus dotnestlca. These have been In common use for many years, but in recent years have been In some degree superseded Myrobalan stocks (seed Muss "Two Politician." One of the first thines done h a stranger visiting Albany, ears the Philadelphia Call, Is to pay 25 cents and put himself at the mercy of a cap ital guide. The guide makes a tro- tound nd obsequious bow, like a pres tidigitator about to charm an audi ence, and proceeds to lift the veil which DMes the mysteries of the great build ing. On a recent occasion the guide led the stranger regretfully past "Mc Glnty's" empty frame, and proceeded to identify the heads of notables that decorate the stairway. He did fairly wrll until the stranger pointed out Shakespeare and Homer and asked vho they were. "Them," replied the julde, undaunted, "are the heads of o politicians whose names I disre- nember." Z 'saraaee Item. Merchant-Here you are araln, and three weeks oyesterdav I kicked you down the at A: and into the street. Insurance .ireut Why, what a won derful memo-y you have got! I had forgotten all about It By the way, our company oJers mors Inducements than any other company In New York, ste. - Proof Positive. "The teacher wanted to box my ear this morning," remarked Johnny Fix tlei p. "How do you know he wanted to box your ears?" asked his mother. , "It he hadn't wanted to box my ears he wouldn't have done -it, would he, eW . ' , , ., I Carta- tor Hie Morals. Mrs. Prys "Then you are not golns to move Into another flat, after all.' Mrs. Wise--"No: my husband, who al ways puts down the carpets, was con verted lately, and I don't want to se the good man backslide." Judge. Dairy Notaa. . Some interesting tests in cheese ri pening have been made at the Wiscon sin Experiment Station. It was found In these investigations that cheese ri pened - faster (as measured by the formation of soluble proteids) at a high than at a low temperature, whereas the cheese cured at a high tempera ture contained less bacteria than that kept In cold storage. The commercial jub oi me coia-surage cneese was rated by an expert at 1 cents, that cured at normal temperature at about the same price, while that cured at a high temperature "had a rank , flavor and a value not exceeding 8 or 4 cents a pound." At that time prime Ched dar cheese was quoted at 7 to 8 cents. The high temperature impaired both the flavor and the texture, whereas the cheeses cured at 55 degrees and below were invariably of good quality and were entirely free from all bitter flavor. Every patron of a creamery has a vital interest in having the creamery a success, whether it be a co-operative creamery or. a so-called "Individual" creamery. The advantages of making butter In a creamery over making it on the farm are in most cases obvious. Of course there are cases whore the private dairyman finds it advisable to hold tQ his private dairying, but such cases are rather rare. . In the greater number of cases the Individual either cannot make as good butter as can the creamery or else If he does make as good butter, he cannot sell It to advan tage. The purchase of butter by, the corner grocery store has created a rule by which both good and . bad butter bring about the same price aud that price Is regulated by the poor butter. So, if a private dairyman has to sell his . butter in that market, he must needs sell his butter at the same price does his neighbor who has no skill in making butter, or who Is too care less to even keep his milk and cream in proper condition. For these reasons It Is a god-send to most of the farm" ers to be able to' take their milk or cream to the creamery where it will be made into butter upon rules that have been tried by many years of ex perience, and that are sure to give a product that will bring a good price In the city markets. For this reason no community should look on with indif ference while a creamery runs down and closes Its doors. The community itself should take steps to build up the Institution, It would often be entirely possible to save the creamery by a concerted movement either of the pat rons of the creamery or by the com munity In general. The lack is often In the number of cows. In such cases the farmers could afford to purchase more cows, even though some of them had to be bought on the partnership plan. But if there is no general un derstanding on this matter the farm er generally thinks that the purchase of a cow or two by himself will not change the result and If the creamery closes he will have the cows on his hands. The necessity therefore of con certed movement is obvious, and the whole community should be impressed with the truth that the creamery is a benefit indirectly to alL ; Stay by Tour Speolalty. '. To the Farmers' Review: A cream ery patron, who milks cows when but ter fat is high and beef low, but who turns his attention to beef when but ter fat is low, and Bends in his dairy report for a year and at the close re marks: "Profits scarcely visible to the 'naked eye. What shall we do to be saved?" Breeding a herd of cows for milk one year and beef the next Is a suicidal policy that no enterprising breeder would dare practice. By this haphazard method the above patron realized for butter fat $19.63 per cow per annum. The Kansas Agricultural College scrub herd pushed along dairy lines brought an average of $37.75 per cow per annum. This difference of $18.12 per eow is what would have been visible to the naked eye, had his cows been bandied as the college cows were handled. "What shall we do to be saved?" Settle upon some definite line of woiTc, study the business in all the details, find out what others are doing In the same lines, make your business a hobby, and above all stick to it D. H. OTIS. Wkterlnr tho Cow. No dairyman who makes a afndr nf his business Is satisfied with watering his herd once a day. If his cattle can be Induced to drink two or three times a day he is glad of it All the cattle may not be equally thirsty at the same time. Cows require an immense amount of water, as every farmer boy has noticed. Experiments have shown that the average milch cow needs about eighty-one pounds of water a day while In milk this is nearly ten gal lonsand over fifty pounds while dry. Of this the cow In milk takes rather more than two-thirds as drink and the rest In her food, while the dry cow takes rather less than two-thirds as drink and little more than one-third In her food. Bloody Milk Bloody stllk is general ly due to Injury to the adder by vio lence, as from a blow or a kick, and may occur at any time and usually In only one quarter of the udder, or It may come from weakness of the mam miliary glands, but when from this cause It usually occurs Just after parturition nd comes from all of the teaU. Ex. , Vkey Neodod Kalmoat. ' Jnmpuppe Confound those Theoaw phistel Jasper Why? Jnmpuppe They convinced my wile that she had seven bodleaaand she went ff and bought a dress for each ooe. STUDEBAKER UA60PS At less , than cost '' On Sept. 6-7-8 and 9, we will sell one car-load of Stude baker Wagons at the following prices for cash: ' 3 inch Wagon, Box Brake, 14x12 box. ..... . . . . . .$;o.oo 3; " " Gear " 14x12 " 51.50 3i " " Box " 14x12 " 51.00 3j " Gear " 14x12 " 52.50 Extra Boxes 14x12 ;. n.00 Tip Top Boxes,. 8 inch. . . . .:. ............. . . :,J. 1.75 All Wagons complete with Spring Seat, Lazy-back and Grain Cleats. " HLULSO ELEPHANT COMEDIANS. Loekbart's Famous ElepbantgActort with Blna-llPf Bros.' Bis Circus.' . Look bar t'n elephant comedians, which ! will be seen with Singling Bros.' Circua when that famous big show exhibits in Lincoln next Wednesday, September 6, are undoubtedly the most remarkably trained troupe of animal performers in the world. Loekbart's elephants have heen the most pronounced sensation of Europe for several seasons, and .the , mount of money paid by the Ringllng Bros.' to bring this wonderful troupe of , animals to America wouiu oe sumcienf to (quip and indefinitely operate a dozen good sited circuses. These elephants are not simply "trained animals." They are veritable animal actors, displaying as much good sense and judgment, as great an appreciation of tne numor of their several roles and as sincere a de-! sire to please and entertain the audi ence, as any human . performer in the meat exhibition. Probably the most amusing comedy presented by these ele phant actors is one portraying the rrest, trial, conviction and incarcera tion of an elephant for intoxication. The spectacle of the clown elephant, rolling from side to side, apparently in the sportive stage of intoxication, is ludicrous in the extoeme. In the midst of his revelry, the policeman arrives, armed cap-a-pie with a huge official hel met and jauntily twirling a club in his trunk. The offending elephant attempt to encape, but the policeman is too qafrk for him. The offrader i seized by the ear, marched away to the magis trate's office, solemnly tried and sen tenced by an elephant judge sitting in his judicial dignity ' upon his judicial bench, and finally hurried away,, a con demned prisoner, to suffer durance in thfl elAnhant iail. The Lockhart ele phants are, however, only one of threeJ troupes of elepnant actors, i ney are an English importation; From Ger many comes Berr Bonder's wonderful elephantine bras band. . Incredible as;it may teem this company of proboscidian musicians not only play upon helican horns, but they actually master a popl lar air in a way only possible to such a mammoth twenty ton band. France is represented in this triumvirate of ele phantine wonders by Marehand's pugil istic pachyderms, a company of clever elephants careiully schooled in the manly art of fell dtfenee. In every kind of trained animal exhibition, in the size and completeness of its soological col kction, in the number of its high-class performers, in the historic accuracy and thrilling cbaract r of its hippodrome, and in ibe magnificence of its proces sional displays, Ringling Brothers' fa mous circus is withont a rival on earth. ANARCHY IN MANILA Z London, Aug. 267 The Labuan cor respondent of the Renter Telegram cables that reliable news received there direct from Manila says an Vndescribs. EleT state of anarchy prevails. The Americana, according to these advices, occupy a radius of fifteen miles there; around the town of Hollo they occupy a radius of nine miles and around Obu tbey occupy a small radius. The rest of the country, it is added, is in the hands of the Filipinos. FARM FOR SALE OR RENT 80 acres, well Improved, 4 milos from railroad near school, 3 acres bearing orchard In Reward county Nebraska. Terms $30.00 an acre, f 1000 cash balance on terms to suit purchaser, tl 50 cash rent. Address 638, Nebraska Independent, Lincoln, Nebraska. IT WILL DO ym An aa nna af the 1-1 VW lMIV. vs.... " " planks in the republican platform? "We are in iaTur ui irgimauim ---whenever we are able to secure interna tional agreement with foreign powers to this rod and ustil such time, we favor iL...Ltlna HMthrul a! AmmHnr with III. 1UWWM ...w v r. - them be pursued." Grand Island Dem ocrat. Offer extra low prices on our full line of Carriages, Bug gies, Surreys, Spring Wagons, Road WagonsBicycles, and Harness. Don't forget the dates. 1 BILLMEYER & SADLER 202-4-6 So. Eleventh St. Lincoln, Neb. I A SUGGESTION IN NAVIGATION Captain ShooM Not Lay Ont Bla Teasel's Coarse Alone. All theories about magnetic attrac tion and unknown currents will have to be dismissed, so far as the Paris ac cident Is concerned, says the Philadel phla Press. It demonstrates one weak feature in the method now follnwei hv determining the course of a vessel at sea. TUe ctptain of a vessel deter mines the course without consultation with the other navigating officers. If He makes a mistake, there is no check on him, unless the man on the brldee discovers land or a light that causes a change. The suggestion made some time, ago, that more than one officer should take part in laying the course of a vessel, seems to be a wise one. The captain could, for that matter, pro ceed as he does now, but if another of ficer were required to make a separate calculation and give it to the captain, a mistake such as that made by Capt Watkins might easily be discovered in time to avert disaster. Age and ex perience ' do not guarantee freedom from eror. Accidents more often hap pen to the experienced " captains than to the inexperienced ones. Perhaps in a long cour3e of years they are apt slightly 'to relax their vigilance, and then comes the danger. The captains of ail the steamship line? lay out the course of their vessels w thout check of any kind from other officers. There would appear to be need of a change In that respect ' . ' Cutting Brass With Chemlcles. A recent method suggested o? 'cut ting brass articles by 'means of them icles consists of drawing a line acres the metal at the desired point with quill pen dipped in a strong alcoholic sohuioiiof corrosive sublimate. Aftei dry nx. the same line is passed ovei Willi i lie pen dipped in nitrlo acid, u-:,e i i!k metal may be broken likt .-...! cut with i, diamond. - ; ' A Spectral Chance. '. . The "ghost of a show" of which we heat So much in some form ev'ry day : No doubt arose in the very first place From Hamlet's father's in the play. Nez Forces Lands. Only 100 miles southeast of the fertile green fields of Eastern Washington, be tween the Clearwater and Salmon rivers, lies what was long known as the Nez Perees Indian country, only recently thrown open to settlement and mln lug. Since the early sixties when f 88,000, 000 was washed out of the rich placers of the Clearwater and Salmon rivers it has been a tradition among miners that some day great gold discoveries would be made in the Nrs Perees country. The enormous oost of transportation, re moteness from civilisation and conse quent Impossibility of carrying on large mining operations left the rich quarts ledges the motber-lodes of (be plaeere nntonched. Almoet simultaneously with the completion of the Northern Pacific's Lewiston extension from Spo kane, came the announcement of the discovery ia the Buffalo Hump range of Immense ledges of gold bearing quarts which, trooping out above the serface, and twenty test or more In width, ex tend in different directions for many miles. The rapid extension of the Clear water Line of the Northern Pacific, now balldicg along the river from Lewiston, will soon throw this heretofore almost laaeceeibW country open to capital, and modern machinery with Anwioao grit will do the rest. For Inter Informat ion and a new map of tod region send a two cent stamp to Case. A Fee, BkPaul, Minn., or address any ' General or Dis trict Paaeeoger Agent of the Northern Padno Railway. Notice: In the District Court of Lancaster county, Nebrreka. MaryM, Frost, plaintiff. ... vs. Samuel L. Frost, defendant. To Samuel L. Frost, non-resident defed- ' ant: - . . - ' Tou are hereby not ifiVd that on the 9th day of August, 1899, Mary M. Frost filed a petition- against you in the dis trict court of Lancaster county, Ne braska, the object and prayer of which is to obtain a decree of absolute divorce from you on the grounds that since March 1, 1899 you have wantonly, grossly and cruelly failed and neglected to provide any support whatever" for plaintiff although you are fully able to provide for her; also thatvou have been guilty of extreme creel t7 toward plaintiff since your marriage to her in that you publically, without any cause, char,jed her with being a public prosti tute. Plaintiff also prays to be restored to her former name of . Mary M. Hall. You are required to answer said peti tion on or before Monday, - the 4th day of September 1899, Maby M. Fbost, plaintiff. By J. C. McNkrkby, her atty. Heme for Thousands. : If you are looking for a new borne, yon cannot do better than to investi gate the advantages to settlers in the new state of Utah. No climate ia the "World is more even tempered and no country offers greater natural resources. There is much land to be had cheap. Take advantage of the half rate in effect onmenrstaua intra ruesoay oi eaco month to go to Utah to look over the field for yourself. See that your tickets read via the Rio Grande Western Ry., which will carry you through the center and most favored part of the state. For Geo. W. Heintz, Salt Lake City. t f FERRETS English and Fitch Ferrets will ! clear your barn and grainaries of rata. For sale cheap in any numoer. Will rirlvA PAttf trrrtnnA annirwila on1 gophers. Will furnish a good day's sport hunting rabbits. Write me for prices. Send in your orders at once, for prices go up each month. 1 HOB. 8. DAVIDSON, 1433 Rose St., Lincoln, Neb. SULPHO-SALINE BATH-HOUSE aod SANITARIUM, Comer 14th A M St. LINCOLN. NEBRASKA. Open at All Honrs, Da y ui Wight ALL FORMS OF BATHS. TURKISH, RUSSIAN, ROMAN, ELECTRIC. Witt pal sttratloa to the epaMsettoa at NATURAL SALT WATER BITES 8everal times stronger than ssa water. Rkn outturn, Skla, Blood aad Nervosa Ms sams. Um aad Kldary Troablss a4 Ckfoals aJlaiasta are treated (nceeaafillp, jjjSa BatKinj j j j - May bssoTd at all wesoM ta ear tara SALT SWlMMINtt POOL, Mxl4! he Sta . Mkt dm. heated ta aalawai m mi Dr. rL R And J. O. Everett. ; . ' Maaaglag reyaWasa. .