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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE. LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, APR. 4, 1891.
THE FARM AND IIOME.
SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS OF
Hint That WUI Boar Re-priollnf Paint
fur Rough Wood-Work 4itt!ng
Bid or WmIi-Imi for
The Iowa state board of health gives
the follow Ingr -symptoms of hoy cholera,
which will bear re-printing: The pres
ence of the dirteane in indicated by a
cold shivering lasting from a few sec
onds to several hours ; frequent sneez
ing followed by a log of apatite, rough
appearance of the. hair, drooping of the
ears, ntupidnHs, attempt to vomit,
tendency to root the bedding1, to lie
- down in dark and quiet places, dull
ness of the eye, often dim; sometime!
swelling of the head, eruption of the
ir and other parts of the body, dizzi
ness, laborious breathing, vitiated ap
petite for dung, dirt and salty nub
stances, accumulation of mucus in
Inner corner of the eyes, dincharge
from the noo, fetid and offensive odor
of discharges from the bowels, offen
sive exhalations; diarrheal discharges
are semi-fluid, or grayish green color
. and often mixed with blood. In many
. cases the skin on the belly between the
hind legs, behind the ears and even on
the no-io has numerous red spots, which
toward the fatal termination turn pur
ple. As the dlease progresses tho an
imal becomes sluggish, the head droops
with the nose near the ground, but
usually will be found lying dewn with
the noso hid in the bedding. If there
has been costiveness, about two days
before death there will be offensive,
fetid discharge, the voice becomes
faint and hoarse; the animal is stupid;
emaciation increases rapidly; the skin
becomes dry, hard and very unclean;
there is cold, clammy sweat, and death
t soon follows, with convulsions, or
gradually by exhaustion, without a
st ruggle. In chronic diseases, or those
of long duration, the animal becomes
weak, lies down most of the time, outs
but little and has diarrhea. Tliene
cases mtiy linger for weeks, scattering
the poison of the disease in the dis
charge wherever they go.
To Faint Hough Wood Work.
Those in search of a cheap paint for
coarse wood work or stone work
might give the following recipe a
trial. It Is highly recommended by a
contributor to the columns of the New
England Homestead, after lengthy ex
perience by his father, who has spent
a long life as a ps inter, is a practical
man and knows the weak points of
most mixtures used as substitutes for
Slake a peck of lump lime; while the
liquid is still slightly warm add four
ounces of glue after dissolving, a quart
of linseed raw oil nnd such color as is
preferred, stirring it all well together.
This will stand almost as long as paint
on stone, brick and wood and will not
rub. Whitewash or dry color put on
with water will stand long and do well
If varnished over with raw oil. These
recipes are equal to the best calcimine
and eminently adapted to outdoor
exposure. Try small samples llrst if
mistakes are feared. The amount
specified will cover at least 1,000
square feet of surface.. It may be
applied rapidly with a whitewash
brush, although it will look better and
form more of a protection if painted
closely into broken surfaces. Winter
U one of the best times In which to
put it on.
Getting Kid of Wmila.
The prospect of a final eradication of
weeds is not so good as we could wish,
for without doubt nothing could be
more helpful to the progress of Ameri
can farming. A large part of the man
ure given to crops goes to produce
weeds, as also does most cultivation to
eradicate them. Yet market garden
ers who manure most heavily and cul
tivate most thoroughly 11 nd weeds con
fronting them still. It will be centu
ries hence when the mass of farming
lands are tilled as gardens now arc.
and until then weeds of some sort will
continue to vox the farmer. Some
kinds of woods will disappear under
high cultivation, but others will grow
the more rampantly. Canada thistles
will propably yield first to thorough
cultivation, but some of the smaller
annual, as rug weed and charlock,
will continue to appear many years
after no specimen has been allowed to
seed. It is those minute seeds that lie
waiting in the ground which are likely
hereafter to give more trouble to the
cultivator of tho soil than any other.
As tho country becomes more densely
populated it must necessarily be culti
vated more highly, or as gardens are
now. and the weeds now most trouble
some to gardener will In the pests of
11 soil cultivator.
Nsw I'm fur 1'u I, u.
The employment of )Htatoes for mak
ing starch will undoubtedly liuve the
effect of absorbing large amount of
potatoes when they r very cheap, and
thus preventing glutted market that
do not pay the grower for hi labor.
The evaporation of xitatoc U a!o a
method by which the crop ons year
may t kepi v-r lo another. Hut the
I itet M for itul i us a substltuta
for bun aed Ivory, ty Ihn tut of cer
tain arid the otati l harilensil, and
U may Win thU be cut or muttll Into
but ton or whatever thai art wol
dttlrml. 1'ottiti button are row
often worn whnn the origin of the but
tn U n't iip'cWh. a thry may bo
toloied to suit anv fitiiev.
, ,llTjitmtMag o Sell,
Tho eipen of the fm n and family
f oi through all the jear. h is at.
(!! tnipoaikuia , mtkn uo!U units
t !)! im viiaJ continuity In idling.
1 bor hiy r and should 'U1
re. thai furuWu the bulk wf th"
fcutM',r rwnived front th frn! but If
lUl t draw a u(n by a i iitn..l UrwWt
Bui rtdiavm) by way ly, U will
bdia 4a ta aviiUiag. lot jrar
southern fcrmers have depended wholly
on their sales of cotton, and though
this Is one of the most profitable crops
gsown. it has been impossible for south
ern planters to keep out of debt until
they adopted the northern plan of
growing a diversity of crop.
The generous farmer reajm generous
The lambs should be In an inclosure
and be fed by themselves.
Costly experiments never pay. Adam
found that out the first time he tried it.
It is the last load of manure that
feeds your crop; all before that feeds
It is a poor crop that will rot pay
for keeping an account of its cost and
Something does not come of noth
ing. The elements of the crop must
bo in the soil.
Air. Murtfeldt says a cow is like a
closet or cupboard you can take
nothing out unless you put something
A deep sandy loam is among the
very best soils in which to successfully
plant. If a little gravelly, all tho
The first four or five months feed for
bono and muscle; after that more fat,
though a variety should always be
The soil intended for a strawberry
bed should be plowed deep, and when
ready for the plants, like a pulverized
bunk of ashes.
la setting out plants do not sprinkle
the foliage, as it causes moisture to
collect, injurious to the crown of the
plant, causing rot
Keep the barn yard cleaned up. A
nail in a horse's hoof msy cause you
more trouble than it would to keep the
yard clean for a lifetime.
The bush Lima benn is very highly
commended. It needs no poles, is of
excellent quality, can be planted closer
than the tall Lima and stands the
drouth better than snap beans.
The way for a farmer to determine
his profit or loss is the way every
ether competent business man keeps
books. It is to balance tiggregate re
ceipts against aggregate expenses.
All roots must go down their full
length into the soil, spread apart fan
shuped, and then the soil firmly pressed
around them with the hands, clearing
the crown even with or a little above
To keep the burn and stable doors
open has troubled many men. The
time spent by tho world in hunting up
sticks to prop doors back would make
many years. Yet a simple hook on
tho barn, and staple on door costing
scarcely anything would do the busi
ness. A farmer need not bother his brain
nor fool his time away trying to follow
a system of line breeding in growing
swine. Leave this to the professionals.
Better study the systems of feeding and
improve on them than to spend time
studying pedigrees. Feeding and not
pedigrees is in his line of work. We
would not have him ignore the value
of a pedigree, but first he wants the
hog, and it is not necessary for him to
know of the pedigree further than that
tho animal is purely bred and not too
closely related to the breeding stock
already ou the farm.
Hint to llouteliaeuer.
It saves time and leather to have a
broom, brush and dustpan for every
Moor in the home.
Kqual parts of sweet oil and vinegar
and a little gum arabio make au excel
lent furniture polish.
In rousting meat turn with a spoon,
instead of a fork, as the latter pierces
the meat and lets the juice out
Hot tallow is said to remove machine
oil from white goods. Repeated appli
cations will also remove ink stains, if
exposed to the rays of the sun.
Thin glass is too good a conductor of
heat to be advisable for keeping toilet
creams, which jrerve their quality
best in thick queensware or pottery.
Here is a ' h'mhly recommended
corn euro:" Dip in water a piece of
common washing soda and rub the
troublesome growth with it two or
three mornings a week.
To keep glassware bright, wipe
directly from tho hot suds. Tumblers
used for milk should be thoroughly
rinsed in cold water before being
immersed in hot suds, as hot water
seems to drive the milk Into tho glass
and give them a dingy appearance.
Hoi led eggs, to slice nicely, should
be put over tho lire in cold water, and
should remain lifteeu miuutes after the
water begius to boll, and allowed to
cool in tho same water. If cooled by
dropping them into cold water they
will nut peel smoothly,
When decanters and carafes become
no discolored inside that shot or tine
coals will not cleanse them, till the
bottle with llnely chopped potato skin,
cork tightly and let the bottle sUtud
for tluvo days, when the skin will
feruteitt. Turn otit and linw. The
bottle will be u bright and clean a
I Hack satin can be stiffened by
i-pon.'lug with vinegar aud water, a
table pooufut of the tot (iter to a pint
of wuter. SHinge on the w rong side,
then mom lightly on the t ight sldo and
prt on the wrong. U them are
grna.e or other sU on it they may
be miaow 4 by the u of alcohol and
amaiouU lu sxjual part, diluting each
tUc;uuufu! of the tuUltii with a
)Ul of water.
It I not gun. rally known that emu
mivUt glyevrine ivulalis a t uniJr
bU poutuu of arsoiilo. The fact
tumid b twii'it q uilud by htou
wbo It'tagliie ttil Article to Uso kariu
Ism thai tl a t b u4 siuiost any
oiaitltty, A rwsnt iudUi journal
tspoit a i as la wbicU a gsiituotn
IMtal'ly tost ItU Ufa ll rouith stinpWttUs
t'Uwaly (Miubilng thoM uf vhulera by
ll 1cm of a vh grade vt glytwln
l a's Ihd ggetuinw U tUdily
p i s. It U UaUlw lo produi potwuium
Njutpluui u4u Usutt In'vtaaUy.
MYSTERY OF A DREAM.
I cannot tell wheu th knowledge
that I loved Ediena Wyidmere was
first revealed to me. We were chil
dren together, and as we grew older
we seemed like brother and sister.
Even then she was all the world to
me, and how dear I was to her her
own tweet lips have told ma a hun
dred frillies. Our joys and sorrows
were shared together. As the years
rolled away our affection for each
other grew steadily stronger and
At 19 Ediena was as fair and pure
as the most spotless tiling under the
sun. I almost worshiped tier then,
but I was still young and no thought
of marriage entered my bead. So
beautiful a maiden could not long
avoid attracting admiring suitors,
and among those who flocked to her
was one Cyril Stnythorne, the tall,
proud, aristocratic master of Stay
I will not deny that I soon grew
jealous of many of these fawning
and flattering suitors, and of Cyril
Btaythorne in particular. Most
beautiful young ladies are naturally
a trifle inclined to be flirts, and Edi
ena Wy Id mere was no exception.
Not but that she loved me as truly
and dearly as ever, but never bad I
made a serious declaration of my
passion; and for a time she 'enjoyed
the attention bestowed upon her by
those who had been smitten by her
rare charms oi grace and sweetness.
I was poor, a carpenter's son and
this fact alone In my eyes of her par
ents disqualified me as a son in law.
Our Savior was a carpenter's son,
but this fact has not caused the call
ing to be deemed more lofty than it
was nineteen hundred years ago.
Ediena's parents were on the outlook
lor a "good match" for their daugh
ter, and they looked with favor upon
I shall' never forget the feeling of
rage and despair that seized mo us
one day I saw Ediena seated in
Cyrill Staythorne's handsome car
nage, with Staythorne himself by
her side. I cannot describe our next
meeting. How much 1 was to blame
for what followed I now know, but I
then thought I had jnst cause for
what I did, 'Hot words were utter
ed, and lor the first time we parted
The next I felt the quiet New Eng
land town, where twenty-one years
of my life had been spent. A passpn
ger train bore me away out into the
world. I was going anywhere that
I might get away from the hateful
spot that I had always known ns
home, where so many happy days
had been spent with the one from
whom I thought fate had separated
I sought and obtained employment
In a great city, the crowded streets
and hurrying rush of which seemed
very strange and uunntural to me. I
tried to forget my old home and
Ediena, but I soon found it impos
sible to do so. Strive as I might to
tear my image from my bosom, her
fair, sweet lace was almost always
before me. Sternly I fought against
the power that seemed to be draw
ing me back to her. Many a night
did I awaken and sit bolt upright in
the darkness of my little room, with
ber plaintive cry sounding in my
"Oh, Jasper, come back to mel"
It always seemed very real, but I
reasoned myself into thinking that
it was all imagination. I now know
that many, many times she uttered
that very cry.
One day an accident happened to
me. I was passing along beneath
the spot where repairs were being
made on a building, when a falling
board struck me senseless. I was
Cicked up and carried to a hospital,
ut when 1 received consciousness I
did not know my own name. My
mind did not seem deranged. I
could remember events and people,
but I could not recall the nanto of a
single person whom I knew.
For several days I bty there,
gradually growing bet t or physically,
but in no way improving mentally.
Try as 1 might, I could not recall
names. I remember my home, Ediena,
Cyril Staythorne everything; but I
could not speak the name ol a single
place or person, although scores of
limes 1 seemed on the point of doing
The lost night of my stay in the
hospital arrived, and at a vry enrly
hour 1 sought my t ouch nnd was
oon fast asleep, I nm not natural
ly a dreamer, but am it very sound
sleeper. It did not seem" tlutt 1
dreamed that night, but suddenly I
found myself in n lamlliar spot,
it wnstiight, audit thunderstorm
was rapidly coming on. The black
heaven ware seamed with lire, and
deep thunder roared lik an enraged
monster, I wu standing on the old
bridge whi.lt panned a winding
tream not tarlrotn my latyhoud
bouts. Suddenly a flash of lightning
showed m Ediena hurrying along
hurtled and attuned that U
should be there at suclt a time, I was
about to ranks tny irwuc known,
tun another lth hewed nmither
pron on th bridge, I'hthly I taw
Ms da.k, iiiustachiHl, tviltv lir.nd
'tms fart, and plainly 1 brard
Ediena's rry ol irpii and fear as
Im ronlrontetl her midway on the
trtk Then through th darlne
floated hi triumphant ulamatlon:
"Ah utt! Ediena Muir. I have
you now. Twice I tar tA you
to 1 my wife, oniy to meet rith re
fusal and scorn. To-night I sw?ar
you shall consent to marry m. or
you will meet death in the waters of
Then tame another flash ot light
that showed my darling struggling
in his vile clasp. To my ears came
n cry that stirred every drop of blood
in my veins.
In an instant I leaped forward and
tore her from his arms; at the saino
time I dealt him a terrible blow
that sent him reeling against the
railing ot the bridge. The rotten
guard gave way, nnd flinging up his
nrms, with the'look of unutterable
horror ou his face plainly revealed
bv the vivid glare, he uttered one
wild cry and plunged downward into
the dark wuter. Ediena uttered
one joyful cry:
Then she sank unconscious at my
feet. From that moment I knew no
more until I awoke in the morning
to find myself in the hospital. And
in the morning my memory was ful
ly restored to its natural condition.
I found that I knew ntyown nnme
and the names of my friends. That
day I left the hospital.
1 remained in the city a week, and
during the entire time my strange
dream if dream it was worried me
constantly. Was Ediena in trouble?
Did she need my protection?
As a final result one night I board
ed a swift train, and in the morning
I stood by my darling's bedside.
She wns just recovering from a brief,
but severe illness, As she clung to
my hand nnd uhod tears of joy she
"Oh, Jasjer! Why did you leave
me there ou the bridge alter rescuing
me from Cyril Staythorne's hands?"
"What io you mean?" I hoarsoly
gasped, scarcely able to credit my
Then she described a scene just ns
I had witnessed and taken part in
my dream. She Anally said:
"I was over to Mable Gray's,
where I intended to spend the night,
when the thunderstorm came up. I
don't know why I did it, but I resolv
ed to return home, nnd I started
out despite the protests of both Ma
bel and her mother. I met Stay,
thorns on the bridge. He seized me
in his vile grasp, nnd 1 called for
help. Then you came and snnthed
me from his hands, at the sanio time
burling him off the bridge. 1 caught
one glimpse of your face as it was re
vealed by the lightning; and then I
fainted. When I recovered con
sciousness it was raining, and I was
alone on the bridge."
"And Cyril Staythorne?" I asked.
"Was found the following day,
floating, a corpse on Crooked river,
My story ends here. I have al
ready told you that Ediena is iny
wife. I cannot explain the mystery
ofmydrenm. I can only write the
question that I have asked myself a
., "Was it a dream? Yankee Blade.
Conquered the Old Man,
An extremely stout, choleric old
gentleman sat in his office one day
fuming over a lot oi papers and
swearing to himself, savs the New
York Sun. He was in a beastly tem
per, for things had gone wrong ever
since morning and now and then he
cast his eyes about as if in search oi
something to kick as an outlet for
his tempestuous state oF mind.
"That book agent is out here, sir,'
said a clerk, thrusting bis head
through the door.
"Show him in," yelled the old gen
tleman greedily, "and I'll kick the
everlasting stuffing out of him."
A tniuute later a pretty girl came
demurely in, and, calmly drawing a
chair up to the old gentleman's
desk, smiled sweetly.
"Just excuse me a minute," said
the old fellow, "there's a uasty book
"I am the book agent, sir," said
the girl, and she thrust a hand away
down through a hole in her dressund
brought up a volume.
"Can't 1 sell you a copy, sir," she
said cheerfully, running through the
leaves. "It is only f.",and is profuse
ly illustrated and so needful that no
homo is complete without one. 15uy
a copy, please, ami 1 shall forget
that you called me nasty."
"I didn't," puffed the old gentle
man, excitedly. "I swear I never said
anything of the kind. lcnve the
Then the old man yelled: "John,
give this young lady $.","
When the old gentleman picked up
his book to carry it home ho disco v
ered that it was a collection of love
Books In a Library.
From tb N.w York (Ar,
Nine intelligent men out of ten, If
asked how many books they would
rare to have in a private library,
would put the iiuiuIkt up well to.
ward .,0OO, Yet that number is
vastly In txce ol most meu's need,
Hook are inucli like food. The man
who doe not deal in thin need ltd
more than he ran easily digest. The
man who ha it library of renll.tMHi
books, exclusive of reference bonks,
is not likely to know hiown library,
Ibtt on can hardly be said to pos
se h library that he lots not rend.
The real love tl Isaik will for the
most part rare to have in Ids bouse
only those book that are a fainib
inr to him a the (are ot hi frWnde,
He should lJ able to glance oter hi
"book titiuil'' with the knowledge
that every one U his by virtue cf lu
Ullwtual nuttery. It is not
e try that be should have read every
word of every latok, but III nee
rv that be should be famHianlth
th s It't of each, and that he should
h.tt thoroughly mattered the cott
trUU of tn.iov.
POMERENE - -
Asti'jsiiufuv 1 1 i m sv
The State Business Agency
Alliance Members on April 1st,
Cimntilittctl 8ii"urix'rl1$ 'J
C Ktigur per lb4 to
1 oung llyKeu wui. . . .
Coffee jier 11). ...... .
Fine Hour per Hack ....
Fancy patent Snow
Flake per 100 ,h..
Cash to accompany all orders ,
J. W. HARTLEY, State Afterit.
You Should Know
205 B0HANAN BLOCK
Can be found one of the most complete lines of Implements in tho city, including
the l'ekln Plow Company's unexcelled soodg. , The tried and truoT & 11
Company's Farm andSprlng wagons. ,
The Wonderful Davis PLATf 0R1I Harvester and Binder;
The Perfect Ad
vance corn planter
and check rower.
Tho old reliable
bhellers and Feed
The Oldest and
hent Aultman aud
ltepairs for above
corn shelters and
threshers in stock.
. If I -c ----- -
Call and fene
John. T. Jones, Agent, Lincoln, Neb.
SHIRE, PERCHERON, CLYDESDALE AND COACH HORSES. '
Superior bornea, lonr time, low Interact, nindnrat. prices. No other firm la America sella to
BmcK oomnauit tinner me name penaci
wiuare dealing, succeHsiui oreeaer una BDitoiute Hueeem. we nave
tu present Inouritable tbe winners of 107 prize la Europe and
Our record last full at Miwoouii Stale Fair,
ral Fair and Kansas Htate Fair was twenty-two
ond nri.es aim six swtepsiaitrs.
IV Write for Illustrated caulnirue.
r.ut.u i wo nines east or Hig-niami raric, w
2a TOI'KKA, KANSAS -4
F. 1$. UIX & CO., Propr's Importers and Breviers. VrWH'faT?W'
J umbo 11803,
Tka larrest herd and
Stock True to Name.
We Send Roots with all our Trees and Pack with Care.
Fruit Trtu and Plants adapt! to the west
We have touted in our large orchard and plantation
nearljf everything ottered.
Ornamental Trees, Plants, Roses and Shrubs.
Of varieties Utt milled to our climate.
I'arefully grows Sha4 lMr in rar lots. Form! to rrtHiiltil parties on Hiss,
t'rrvspot4 at ones twlor. rusb wl dMvry.
lersrnd for siauu, I:. . ktil'MIM, t rsls, Urkm.
J f .Jim-. i
.& - - .COOPER,
Agent for the
PERKINS KILLS, -
Puini of every deserip
tlon frum tbe vld slyia
pluoirer. wood nd caafa
puinpat the latest aln
Kle and double actlaf
attlaf force punipa.
" J Pipe.
Brass, ; ;
Brass Lined and
At price to lult the purj
Gor. 9tb &, R St..
Lincoln, : : Neb.
A full line of nyrups at 1xt
Sewing Machine- fully war
ranted, $15. and $20. each.
Garden wed. ' ?
Clover, timothy and millet
A full and com-
'3C!i5r& W keep righ
. plete line of Surrles
I ITS .CCU I IK 111 UII
and make prices as
J low as anybody,
, quality of goods
- "'f We cordially in-
a. -v . ... onnaidflifiit.
' u vlte parties to call
Sample 8kt uiv . ani ug.
HIGHLAND STOCK FARM
TOFEXA,'X.AJtf. v !'
F.B. RIX & CO., PROPRIETORS.
IMI'OKTERS AND BREEDERS Of
nyitem toac we io, wtiicu iniurei to com panic
and Atchinon Agricultu
prizes, fouriee sec
1 t'-i" , ti..
OF POLAND CHINA SWINE,
the Iowa First Prize male 1890.
th larrsat Individual awned bv om ataa
or tut, 1 bar plic of ail and althar sx (or sals, frsst
ltb farissr's bog to th. moat valua.l. chow aalmai, and of all la
faialllet known to Poland China boat. Th. followln- saala. la us.
forlsui. RuDiM HMW: Doctor Mill Ori.at UlTi T.uaa: Jus.
lVtMl aad Juiabo Jr., Vol. It A. t. C. It.
Insptloa InTited. rre. ury to drtv. to farm .a apslloaUaa to
O. W. Saidwla, llTaryaian. Catalogu. and prices ea anaikaUoa.
mM T.J HA HUlS, Wsst Llbsrty. I.ws.
Fruit Trees, Grape Yines
J O. NEFF,
4tr XtYKUMt, IIIRAHII.
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