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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, JULY 10, 180L
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THE STOBY COLUMN
"Heugh! heugh!" groaned old Pierre,
trying to raise himself from the rock
on which be rested. Then he looked
round, ' and shook hie tremendous
fist at the frowning mountain peaks
on every side. . "So"," said he. "So! I
m at your feet. Once I was your
master. I have danced upon those
beetling brows and scaled those pre
cipitous heights like a chamois. Ah! I
tell you I was bold and young then.
You could nbt frighten Pierre with
your crashing avalanches. Pierre
knew your tricks by heart,"
Then muttering maledictions oh old
Age, which brought so many infirmi
ties in its train, he took up his bundle
And pursued his joura-y to the village
by the lake.
From the path by which Pierre de
scended, and immediately below the
steep ziaag, was a superb view of the
azure lake. The limpid waters lapped
the cliffs, blue, so intensely blue. The
barks, wing-a-wing, sped like eagles
Across the hay. Pierre's old eyes had
lost little of their keenness, and they
took in this beauty with infinite joy.
"At least I can see," he said proud
ly, "and perhaps I can use my wits no
less than I could forty years ago.
Well, no w for my affectionate nephews.
Let us recapitulate the lesson. What
are the names? Ah, I have it! The
gospel backward. First, John. He
should be steady, this John, and
doubtless well to do. Luke whs a fool
yes I avoid Luke. Mark what did
lie say of Mark? Is it possible my
memory begins to fail me? Hut no! I
remember all. He is the rich one, very
rich. Mathieu, a generous rattlepute
with a wife and six children, ami lit
tle to feed them with. John and Mark,
I send you my very good compli
ments." A malicious smile hovered around
the aged man's lips as lie waved his
band with mock courtesy toward the
village, nestling well under shelter of
the cliffs, down which the zigzag
Sath was leading him. It is possible
ohn and Mark may meet their match
in this decrepit figure, for after all it is
mind that governs matter.
Perhaps some such thought canned
the smile in the keen old eyes, as
Pierre at last found himself in the
village street, and asked for the house
of his nephew, John Desor.
John, a portly, heavy-visaged John,
stood at his shop door. A cautious
man this John, who did not accept
this feeble relative with any manifes
tation of hospitality.
"I suppose,! maysit down?" qua
"You may sit down! "said John's
Mrs. John sat behind the counter,
ready for customers. She made signs
to her husband- In her eyes it was
easy to read that there was no wel
"He had better go to Mark. Mark
is so rich, and besides this he has a
room and to spare."
Pierre was still smiling as he turned
to leave the shop. John pointed the
way with magnificent courtesy.
"The second house the right. You
do well to go to Mark," he said ap
provingly. Mark was a notary. He was busy
writing, and looked up frowning fierce
ly at the interruption. "Disgraceful!
One of our blood begging! You always
wasted your substance in the past, or
you would not be homeless to-day.
You can't expect us to support you;
we have all we can do to act our own
living. Go back to the false friends
that counseled you to take this unwise
step. IJut wait! tat me look up the
family record. I don't believe you are
our great uncle after all. Dcsor is no
The old man without a word walked
into the street. "Pigs, exasperating
pigs of peasants," he said under his
breath. "But now what to do?"
At least the bench by the well was
common property. He crawled there
with his bundle and sat down to rest.
Then in a dreamy, half drowsy condi
tion, he watched the women come and
go, until at last a loud voire and a
boisterous laugh set the echoes call
ing. "Kh, friends, neighbors! Have you
seen an old man go past this noon?
A feeble old man with a bundle? I
want to find hint. He's my great
uncle, you must know, homeless and
friend ess, according to my two most
noble brothers, John and Mark.
What, here! Poor old fellow! Tired
out and Imnirry! - Why, uncle, how
are you? I'm your grnnd-newhew
MattWit. at your serviie." ,
"So you are Matthieu?"
The old man roiid himself with a
atari, and smiled back at the cheery
(ace bent over him.
"Ay! and her you have the wife
and youitit ones. Threw here and three
mom at Iioiuh. Yea, as you see, we
are b!oad with plenty of mouths to
feed and. thanks Im to Mod, a crust
lor each on, ami one over for you it
yon wi! tnke it."
At he talked Mathieu lift! tU old
man into Itis arms, carried him like a
a. k of com to the aaon, and tum
bled hint in.'
livery one laughed, tierr louder
"Thi U what I hke," aaidh; "I am
j),tJu by as lure," Ttin to show
that hews not two old la bs sitter
t-tuuiu H Ittl t hits stories and laigh
d merrily all the y alort
Hut a th rude wanna uUl up the
nidl'Mait side tt . tlltjf t'dalet
wlivrs MatliWi taad his ho living,
the aid nm a l-am Mleut, casting his
eye th.! and forth iihtwi)cw
miu mms. AW 1'ie.r had hi
wits aWal Htm enoi.i (a 'o k
VUtutvu. hi, at!, an.) t rlt.tdran, iu
oh. t foe the Ur brvth-
! yon very p.r, lUlhleu,"
sM a, as M t I. is s it f'vttt
M' act's ry Us rlouded ha
I.kWI wiiltut ant it.l U livery
VbtO, ltet, lotflkM )! liuulf,
trot poverty was written on every
hand, even on the face, of his six
chiidr-n, who needed mora plentiful
and more nourishing food.
"Mathieu," called hi wife, "come
thou and make the uncle a bed. At
least we have sweet hay up here,"
The old man's keen dances from the
chalet door lighted into sudden flame
as bis eyes rested on the bare rock
forming part of Mathieu's possessions.
Then ho chuckled as if some happy
idea had occurred to him. Mathieu's
wife. Marie, laughed too.
'He will be cheerful company," said
she to her husband.
Nest morning they all roe at day
break, for Mathieu worked in a neigh
bor s vtneyaM m the valley beiow.
"80, Mathieu! That rock belongs to
"That shelving rocky slope, uncle?
Ye, it fell to my lot. Well, one must
not speak ill of one's own blood, but
theMhers took care of themselves;
this was good enough for rattle-pated
He laughed but nibbed his head rue
fully. "Good enough!" cried the old
man in an excited tone, "good enough! "
As Mathieu strode "away to his
work the remembrance of that
"good enough" rang in bis ears,
He thought that perhaps the old
man had lost his mind. Mean
time the keen-sighted old fellow was
sitting in the doorway chuckling
with amusement that his grandnephew
should be going away to work as a
hired man in his neighbor's vineyard.
"Marie," he cried. "Marie, come
here. I love thee, child, thee and
thine. Yet I tell thee, this kind
Mathieu of ours lacks wits."
"Wits!" shouted indignant Marie,
"Ay, wits," shrieked back the ex
cited old man. "Now, child be went
on more quietly, "listen; beguidod by
me. You and I, and our six children
here, we will make a fortune for
Mathieu, right under his nose."
Hers the old man pointed to
Mathieu's field, a mere slanting rocky
ledge, over which the goats climbed to
browse on the sweet grass that sprung
here and there from the interstices,
and which now lay basking in the
"There is our vineyard, my good
"Make a vineyard there, uncle! But
where is the earth?"
"The old man laughed. He pointed
to the gorge, through which the mount
ain torrent rushed to the lake.
"Ah!" cried Marie, afire with the
idea, "I see, 1 see. I and the six ihil
"And the old uncle," he put in.
"We shall make Mathieu a vine
The children, brought up to carry
the hotte (basket) on their backs and
weights on their' heads, began to yell
with delight at their part of the work.
Anyway they raced to the gorge, fol
lowed by the uncle and the vigorous
When Mathieu returned that even
ing he stared and rubbed his eyes.
Several yards of the rock were covered
with earth, and the old man was
building a wall at the bottom of the
"What does this mean?" cried he a
broad grin widening his rosy cheeks.
"It means," cried Pierre, "that iny
wits shall so direct thy strong body
that ere I die I shall see thee at work
in thine own vineyard,".
The idea once suggested approved
itself to Mathien. as an experienced
tvnrLrpr in a. vintriitvl f "Rtif. ' tlimmlif
he, as he rubbed his eves and looked
about him, "why did I never think of
l-I.S. n,.,.:,!!')" ,1
He barely waited to swallow his
soup so eager was he to plant foot on
his own vineyard.
"Keep your own counsel," said the
old man. "Go forth as usual to thy
work and leave us here to carry up
the earth. Every hour will add
to the pile. By autumn you shall
plant the vines."
Ah, how cheerfully all worked, and
on moonlight nichts did Mathieu go
to bed at all? The rich earth, carried
from the glacier above by the resist
less force of tho torrent, lay there in
the gorge ready for the laborer.
"Duly one more load, would
Mathieu cry, as Marie called to him.
"Surely thou wilt not grumble that I
go this once again?"
Who more gay than Marie, as she
toiled up the steep path of the ravine
with t tie notte on her hack?
"I brought my Mathieu no portion,
nothing but. my own hard working
hands, said she. "and how he has
slaved to earn us bread, this good
"All very well, but he has naught to
complain of in his wife," said the
cherry old man. "You have brought
him luck, you and the children.
liy this time the miracle was ac
complished tho slanting rock was
covered with tbs greenery of vines and
large, luscious grapes caught the ear
liest and the latest ray of the sun.
"so," cried he gayly, "not a trace of
the blight that nfllicts our friends in
the valley. l"p hpre at lost we have
God's air pure. His blessing, too, will
be with thee, my children, who of your
small substance took in a homeless
wretch in his old nnp.'K
"Why, good uncle, we took In our
good fortune with thee," shouted
Mat hem heartily.
"Ay. ay; my wits are worth some
thing,,! know," nodded Pierre, aljly.
"But now, good Mathieu, I make thee
father confessor, t am no uncle of
thine. In truth, I have no kin. In
my youth I met your grandfathered
perhaps saved him from a cruel death,
lie made me promise tocall upon him
in case of need. He is dead. The sr
vice I rendered lies buried in his grave.
Blood is thicker than water, said I to
niy'lf. I'll call on his grandchildren.
I'll be their uncle,"
"Oho. oho'" Imijhed M ithieit, "and
you think, then, that Marts ami ! dn
not know that we have no great un
cle? Has not Mark th record written
us clear as print. But its all one to
lit and better, too, for none of our
blood ever bosated any brains,"
Hore the rluldren (aujhrd. Msrie
k 1 ! the old m tit !T.i tiiii.'ilv.
"The tfd mule lias brought u
lu- V, and,"
Faille'" Mid I'terr proudly.
"Miithiett, graM like tin- wsre never
vt in this mil Kin, and that Ken
10 saU the Ik nirhl )i'ds ap
pnintott to VMit ths vtiMyard bitdr
port Mxtt tbe rondifmii tl tb,raw.
They i'4ie ap (rant the valley la grand
irMttt, tsoaitd 10
"What! vnteianj n that rock?"
erted Mathttnt s lrwle, who had
!mt invited la be p !,
I'terrs alike vm,ard t,
li s wrtnkkdi old We had lis mey hue
still, his keen eysa twinkl!, and wits
a lf l!y air hs ha lo tU pt lf-a,
and Ihrsw back las
false," said vavtnj his aa4
m welcome. Then b wvsred op
and down, showing the finest bunches.
"Here," said hearty Mathieu. seis
ing the old man and turning him to
the judges, "behoid the brains of th
"And here," cried Pierre, "are ths
faithful workers." He drted to the
bushes, behind which Marie stood
blushing and the children were gather
ed, curiously peeping between the vine
leaves at the strangers.
It was a goodly sight. How Mathieu
talked and laughed and the brothers
gloomed behind the ranks of the
"He will be the rich man of the fam
ily, the rattlepate, after all," cried
Mark, with a vicious look at ths
cheery old man of busy brain who
beaded ths procession round ths
They bad to hear that Mathieu was
adjudged the prize for a well-kept vine
yard, tliat his grapes excelled any yet
grown 1 in the canton, and 1 that he
must wear the crown at the fete next
"Not I." shouted Mathieu. "If any
of us be crowned it must bs uncle
The judges laughed. But Mathieu
had his way, and the happy old man,
with Mathieu's youngest child on his
knee, was carried in procession
through the village, which a few years
before he had entered friendless and
His eyes were uplifted to the snowy
peaks. His thoughts sped back to the
days of his youth, such a dream now,
so loin ago. Was it indeed his own
loot that bad scaled the precipices?
"Uncle, uncle!" cried Mathieu at his
side.( "the people are shouting in thy
honor. Bow to them; they expect so
much of thee." Ada M. Trotter iu
A JOKE ON A STUPID HUSBAND.
How His Wirs Tested His Knowl
edge of Dress and ths Result.
The seminary where Mrs. Lang
ham's daughter was a. pupil one night
gave a reception, at which that lady
was unable to be present. Her bus
band, however, was there, and sol
emnly promised before be left home
to bring bock information regarding
the prettiest dresses worn by the girls.
"Now," said Mrs. Langham, when
lie returned, having left the daughter
to spend the night with a schoolmate,
"what was the handsomest dress
there? Did Edith look as well as any
of the girls?"
- "0,yes, yes; better than most,"
said Mr. Laugham briskly.
"What did Jenny Sears wear?"
"Well, I should think Jenny had on
a green sack, or something, and a kind
of a blue cape over her shoulders."
"A cape and a sack, and at a recep
tion! My dear, do think again!"
"O, I'm quite sure of it! I noticed
her particularly. And there was Belle
Smith. She had a light blue dress, if
I remember rightly, trimmed witb
Mrs. Langham regarded herbusbund
in some scorn. Then she deliberate
ly sot a trap tor him. ,
"My dear," said she, gently, "what
did With wear?"-
"O, Edith? That white and black
check, to be sure, that she wears to
"That proves it," said she. "After
this I shall know exactly how much
to depend on your knowledge of dress.
Edith wore a new white muslin. Never
mind, dear! Goto sleep. We can't
all be clever in every direction!"
THEY LAUGHED TOO SOON.
Manlan Tells How H First Astonish
ed the Oarsmen'
My first race was also my first great
victory, writes Edward Hanlan.inThe
Ladies, Home Journal. When 1
arrived at Philadelphia, in 1870,
there were assembled all the great oars
men in the world. I became a laughing
stock for them because of my style of
rowing and my rigging. Theprevaling
rigging for sculls then was the eight-
inch slidinj-seat; oars, ten feet three
inches long with blades five-and-a-
half inches wide, and foot-board having
an angle of twenty degrees. I wont
therewith twenty-six-inch sliding seat,
nine-and-a-half foot oars, with six-and-a-half-inch
blades, a nd an a ngular foot
brace at a forty-degree angle. When
the race came off I won by several
lengths. Since then, this rigging has
advanced the speed of racing a
minute a mile. 1 then went to Eng
land, and they laughed there; but I
beat them out of sight. All England
then used my rigging. I met Trickett
in England and won $500,000 for
my friend on this race. Then I de
feated Laycock in the same way.
1 then went to Australia and was de
feated by Beach through a collision
with a steamer. The Australian
climate undermindfd my constitution,
and I wasilefeatedseveraittniesthere,
but I could never get the Australian
to meet me in neutral waters.
An Old Jewish Custom,
At the home of a well-known Jew
ish citUen was recently seen a tiny
(tame burning in a handsome goblet.
hxamntAtion showed ths goblet to be
half filled with water, on the top of
which floated shout an inch of pure
olive oil. A miniature float of rorks
fastened on either side of a metallic
rin rested upon the oil. On the rim
was placed a taper, hardly thick
er than a I bread, passing through a
sumll circle of thin ixl so that the
lower end of t bet bread dipped through
I he ring into the nine oil. The
Mr end ( 1 h tat wf ttsa lighted, as
aiHive incittioiHhl, Tlx oil drawn tin
through ths covered tapers..!
In kntit it !utht for vrl hours.
"We bum t aH" said ths U.y of Die
tmnae,"itt meitutrv of one id our d I
w nen inai tt i-urn atriv o u ws
ill SMiist'tute another, sothat the
ll.tm. like the t'al nr, never
out. Ws hahl lb U;r wUnwur rl
am die and let II iirt year lbs
Ut on fcui allowed la barn out.
Vt i! n 1 1 the Utile it& mi
care,thi k orpins, V.iteth memory of
our ihi . it is a oi'l rttstuut 4
suss and cm seldom nua itMr v
fktm irn It otWi for a mk whiu
otlvts b.irn It fr NtttniH. oi
Unu! al!t4rto Mm custom la a!i lu
pnf 4as kp. tits B-ms
THE FARM AND HOME.
THE BEST HENS FOR BRINOINO
- OUT CHICKENS.
Teas-Uafs D rt Steadily Kmd a
Selraa Obttraetloa t rrMpcrliy
florae Sarapt sad Bewa
Which Ara the Baal Mothers.
The best hens for bringin; out chick
ens are Plymouth Bocks, Cochins and
Brahmaa. Soma sorts will not set for
ths purpose at all such r Spanish
and Leghorns. How such fowls per
petuate tholr species If their egg are
not hatched by other birds ws do not
know, unless, indeed, that if left to
themselves, as In wild or natural stats
where ths eggs which they laid would
not bs gathered, every day, but left In
ths nests, they might, when ths nests
got dull. . lake to setting: on them. Ia
a domestic stats, however, such varie
ties seldom get broody, which compels
people who wish to broed from them
to keep a few fowls of another sort to
hatch their egg. There are also some
who can not bs bothered keeping
sitters, and for this reason, or
because they do not cars for rearing
chickens, never keep them. It Is,
however, an easy matter to put a hen
off sotting by placing it under a box
and starving it for a couple of days
and nights. It this does not-do ths
same treatment should bs at ones re
peated, and then it seldom falls to curs
ths most Inveterate setter. Good
broody hens are very valuable to poul
try breeders during the spring, and
snyof ths three varieties first named
may generally be depended on to do
their duty well, espeotally if the birds
srs pastrthsir first -season. Yearlings
do not sometimes set steadily, and they
havs the bad reputation of pecking at
tbs chickens when they are first chip
ping the shell, to help them out, as It
were, srhlch, however, often ends la
their pecking the little things to death.
We never notioed older birds acting in
this manner. And for this reason
always prefer birds of two year old
or upward for the purpose of hatching.
March, April and May are the best
months to hatch chickens, but eggs
may be sot even in January by those
who are anxious to have well-grown
chickens early in summer, either for
exhibition at shows or for surly laying.
The risk of losing the young broods,
however, during the cold and inclem
ent weather, and the extra care and
attention they require, certainly do not
in ordinary seasons repay the tronblo
of rearing them. Some varieties may
even be. very successfully reared later
than the months mentioned, owing to
the rapidity with which they grow to
maturity. Houdani and leghorns are
perhaps the fastest growers, the latter
often beginning to lay even before
they are four months old. As soon,
therefore, as March, if ths weathor is
not too cold, the poultry keeper ought
to look out for broody bens, and if he
has not got them In his own jard he
should borrow or buy them. Farmers'
Roads Are Important.
It has been said by some experienced
traveler that the roads of a region are
a good Index to the state of advance
ment of the people thereof. If this Is
so what must strangers coming here
think of us. Our roads are a disgrace
to us, and in various ways a serious
hindrance to our prosperity and ad
vancement, and the worst of it is, that
so few seem to realize it or care about
it It has long been one of the most
discouraging things that the great ma
jority of the people are so dead, dull
and indifferent about our, miserable
mud roads that a moderate amount of
enterprise and effort would remedy, j
says a correspondent of the Kural
For about half the year our roads
are much like what Bonaparte's engi
neers reported of the proposed route
for the army across the Alps. On ask
ing them If they fouifd the route prac
ticable they replied "it is possible."
And that is just about the case with
most of our roads a good doal of the
time in the winter season. In a life
and death case it is possible to go for
a doctor horseback; and as for such a
thing as a pleasure rldo, that can bs
had in summer even only when tho
weather is too dry for crops to be do
ing woll for whenever there is rain
enough and often enough for vegeta
tion to flourish the roads are too muddy
or too rough from recent mud to allow
of any pleasure in being dragged ovor
them, there can be no joyous anticipa
tion in waiting for the wagon."
And this difficulty of transit Is not
only a serious obstruction to our ma
terial and financial prosperity, but a
great hindrance to Intellectual and
moral progress as welL Tho winter
season bolnf about the only one in
which farming communities can spare
much time for social and mental im
provement, through lectures, concerts
conventions etc.. and traveling Is
usually so bod In this region at that
season that It Is very difficult for scat,
tering communities to get together,
and so ws are largely deprived of
those elovatlng Influences that others
enjoy who havs good winter traveling.
It was said of the old Koreans that
whea they wished to elvllUe a bar
barous tribe or nstlun which they had
oontpiared, they did three thing. The
first was to make some roads, the
second to maks more road, and the
third to make still mors reals.
rraOt Malar lr reola,
What do your fowl drink? Water
that ha boon allowed to sUnd around
until It bexomo st.tnant waur from
vessels that har a regular stint on
th bottom and side, or d you glv
them fresh water oa. two. or three
time a dsy. accwrdtaj lo th wlharr
Ws empty th drinking fountain
ry nijH nlh ir bird start
mil ib a Irweh drink. lta lurk la
th drtnklaf !, cttaugiaa
pmad r;l4!y t'lrutt h d risking
water tt impure. AU tif ftew4 frw.lt
Wr and eaaaot lliHv wlthettt It
Th " fresh w IM hotter healths
0 more fraah water the ror eg-; lit
nor frh wiir th mar ehtlc
Ht d tb tir frh W ih
la Ws ant Ik Hm e'tar g ia.
Mrk It da, - h !tuietNaJ.
M htaVuaa'sT WUI tea,
lb wriUe la a tert hfirasl '
IK MUein, rul to aMnit th .
ttelg'lt S eolt w.ll gf lo: TVs '
eolt si aay ttawtWtw sis w ! :
I ea ) sUal h.m e U4 j
m thai .U . 1 sur:ijr.
la) tjtara) Ui 4-U4 truss lb
kir si la -mI W th kite jois, sej I
every Inch or fraction thereof -he
measures he will bs bands h!h whea
matured. If he measure fifteen incbe
be will grow to be fifteen hand high;
if fifteen and one-half inches he will
be ' fifteen and one-half hands high,
and so on.
There Is a true sheep louso, which
sometimes become, like all parastue
vermin, a pest to the weak and sickly
of the flock, but do but little appareut
injury to those that are thrifty and ia
good flesh. They, however, cause aa
irritation or itching of tho skin, like
the tick, and may tempt to a rubbing
off of the wool, or a biting of the
sides, by which the wool gets into ths
stomach, and there sometimes does
serious Injury, lite chance from this
la not as great as from the tick, as
they most affect ths places where the
wool la thin, and where the animal
cannot reach as under ths shoulder.
If poultry are allowed around ths
sheep shed, they may have come from
them, as poultry lies sometimes ap
pear to live and breed upon horses
and cattle, and might do so upon
sheep. Tbey can be destroyed by the
same dip that would be used for ths
tick. Water la which tobacco bas
been steeped Is often used for this pur
pose, but Joseph Harris, who Is very
good authority upon care of sheep,
seems to prefer a kerosene emulsion,
made by boiling one pound of soap in
a gallon of water until dissolved. To
this add two gallons of ksrosens, and
churn until ths oil Is all out The
three gallons will be sufficient for
twenty-four gallons of water, which
would dip twenty or twenty-five sheep
after shearing, which is the best time
to destroy both ticks and lies. For
small flocks it takes a little more than
one gallon to the shoep, and for large
flock a little less. A second dipping
two weeks later makes very sure work
of it The lambs should also be dip
ped at the same time. Very . few
flocks are entirely free from ticks, any
more than poultry flocks are from
their infesting vermin, but If they can
not be entirely destroyed they can be
kpt from proving a serious injury.-
I'foftt and I.OM.
A thing Is said to be worth what It
will bring and no more. But every
rule has its exceptions. II a ton of
chemicals cost $!0 at the city depot
and increases your crop to jut that
amount you are a loser. There is the
freight the hauling home, the applying
to the laud, all of which must be count
ed, but If the increase cover all. then
where Is the profit? The risk that
only once In five times will do as well
as this must be allowed for. What Is
that risk In so many dollars? lr you
make no gain in four years the ton on
the fifth year costs at least $'2o0, be
sides incidentals. It is plain enough
that somebody ought to insure the
fertilizer or the farmer himself. When
a man undertakes to practice medicine
and don't understand his drugs the loss
falls on the innocent patient but who
loses when a farmer doses his own
When purchasing queens doal with
some one who has built up a reputa
tion in the business rather than with
one who advertises the cheapest Never
purchase hybrids. Their progeny may
be good workers but they are more in
clined to be cross, and pure bloods will
mix quite too soon. Mot one untested
queen in half a dozen is pure and
thrifty. They are often old, worn-out
queens which are supemeded the first
season, and which through slow build
ing up and superseding combined take
fifty per cent off the profits of a colony
during the season.
Two or three drops of tb essence of
poppermlnt la bot water are valuable ia
relioviag tbe colic of infants.
bleep la a well ventilated apartment
where there is free circulation cf fresh
air, but not in a draught.
Carbolic acid is the beet dUlufentant
known. It not only destroys foul odors
but also all germs of dLeate.
One of the bent and simplest remedies
for torpid liver or biliousness is a glons of
bot water witb the juiue of half a lemon
squeezed ia it, but no sugar. This is to
be taken night end morning.
Babies should be looked aftar with par-
tic-ularcare teat thoy take cold. Tbe best
clotblug U that which is warm and at
tbe same time light. Flannel ia tbe best
material for all seasons of the year.
IIloU Cor Houaeheepers.
Butter for cooking should always b
New tins should be set over tbs fir
filled with water, for some hour be for
In selecting salt mackerel, examine
tbent carefully. It rusty In appaaraao
Bread . that is to be kept for a week
should be kneaded longer tbaa that to be
Hosp lasts much longer If bought by tb
quantity, out ia squares and kept ia a dry
place to banian.
Muitard for Instant nees should be
mixed with milk to which a little thin
eream should be added.
Th suo par ex -allano for broils Is
miuuroom ketchup; sad tba gainUtt crisp
lettui, wsUrsraases or emllre.
Th marrow ia bones should be tnraped
out and esetl for evoking. It U More Oali
eata for this purpose tbaa suet
la "trying out" or clarifying better it
is doa whea the frulh bag-toe to riea. Hklta,
train, tor la a euot plat ed kea-p well
Ye mar kill a tu4 huraa by Raklsg
blm it m Biuoa a eatot Is mat
U verk lb raet thai your
bur Head a refrasbiog drlak ef wale' as
oft a a yo do,
A t"t quia rM of aa Lr si sou Is
worth r4 aWal I lh team IS at ha te
lUe bard la Ik bot sua,
ll Is herd stellar fc Mtawrtba la th
theorf lhal lhar I he halt h wltawae
lu th eraalty lhal I w aftea taSkt4
Rvar kr U farat ehoald be ear.
4 kt a a Uttag u hja fwaum a ir.
vaieat-. ll to awt M Is keau .
IhMtf toe Bwihithf
Ur iaatl la It aete wUI v
toh b a latoraal la tt ul a
tae,et l v lata true nr
hurat A bur lhal Warrta el fret aa
a-Mt el la - tat lias toaaw M
.1 Mreagt lhal i4 h sUise4 lo 4
U4W toh Vlll w haaaaahtg star if
wUts ea ar aa-l wha I'- to UuS
arl to 44i ha-a a Ih iS kt4
to) Ssats UtM Var ! haat a.
h-trae aif urn tot r" aal
as thai hft4 ha a Mhvta as
tottlaaal tr laa toa aaaat he ha
4aM4t 4 the aat battel rto4ai
205 Bohanan Block, Lincoln, Neb. ;
Can bs found ons of ths most complete lines of Implements la the gl'-J, taela
The tried and true X A U Smith Company's Farm and Spring vsss. il-C-s
THE WEK7i PLOWCO'tUNEXCI.L D CCCS.
Tbs Vnbrid Iirh Flircn Eincit:? cJ VZz
Ths Perfect Ad- " f 1
vance corn plantar
sad check rower.
Ths old reliable
Sand wish Manufac
Shelters and. Feed
Ths Oldest and
best Anltmaa and
Repairs for a bora
corn shelters and
thresher in stock.
Cau. aid 8bi
John. T. Jones, Agent, Lincoln, Neb.
McCormick Harvesting Machines.
105,468 Were Sold in 1890.
185,000 Aro boinc Undo for lCDt
Ask our agent t the town where you trade for pamphlet fully srpUia-,
ing all of our machines, also describing and illustrating the process of nia
facturing our superior quality of BINDING TWINE, and explaining whr
the best is always the chiapist, and
one by writing to R.
With this binders lt
perfect capacity for
handling all lengths
sod conditions 0 f
Eton bundle Is
bound in ths osatsr
tk. s-asstU k -- ls Kt mmmmk t r
The attention of farmen and all otirn interttjj an fairly J t III.
a full line of the t'S'Zt.'Jk goods, Inclndiag Binders, tlowen aJ tr; '
. . .. 1 ' ' . t .La L. - a . ... lit. - mjgym " -
Also ail grades 01 Dinaing twine iron iw vw w t.
For sale at the companies headquartets, R. BI2CFCR0, ta 1$.
Corner 10th and Q etresta Lincoln, Uctrzzz.
Do you want to buy Dry
Goods! Do you pay cash! If
so we want your trade. We cell
for cash, and we guarantee to
sell to every one at the camo
low price. If vou buy from in
and are not pleased with your
purchase when jou get homo
you can return it andget your
money. Give us a trial and wo
think we will bothpleoco you
and save you money.
133 tol39 South Uth Si
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if he cannot furnish one you can f-x
BIN FORD, General Agent, -
Lincoln, Nebraska. '
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