The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892, September 17, 1891, Image 2
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NER, THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 1801. The People a Adrtnt. Tlf eotaiaf ap lb eteva of now. Aa tala M inrM ll ennrtiia feriftter. We r aot are tta eaa aublin-r, let Bl1lreaketeelwie4tttro;aater. Wka it avakea tk worid la wonder; Bat we bar ()t It retfcerinr roura, Aa4 keard IU olc of lirfrtf thunder! Tit eomfnf ! yea, "Ua cociiof I T eotninf now, the giortoBS time roretold by Mtn and Ming ia itory. For walch, vbea tklnkinf was a crime. Seals leapt te Hernt from ecaffolue forr! TbF dot taw tbe work tkey wmuaiit. Nor the erowned hopee of cc at orhw bloeeom ; But I he 11 re Ualitiilnr of theiMfcoua-at, Aa4 earing-deeds, doth cube earth boaoav TiM cml:i ! Jfv coming! Creeda, enpiree, ayitfti ret witk , , But the treat peorJr, everyoutliiull And it hall wrltAe fnture page To our kamaany more truthful; The gnarldeat heart katk tender chorda To waken at tbe name of "Brother;" Aadtbe lit? cornea wkea aoorpioo word Wa ehall aot apeak to aUng ea!b other. ' n oemlng! yea, taa ooming! y Ay, it moat come ! the trrmnt'i throne Ia crumbling-, with our hot teara mated ; Tke aword Mrth'a mighty leant upon la cankered, with our beat blood cruated ! Boom, for the men of mind make wart Te robber rulera pause no longer! Te cannot atay the openlnr dayl Tbe worli roll! on, the light g row, atroBger, The people', advent 'a coming. COUNTY EXHIBITS. Boyd county made a display of sod 'crops, the only ono on the ground got ten up on two days' notice. It em braced all vegetables and grains. The od corn was especially good; the flax and buckwheat had been tbe wonder of all. It took three premiums and one diploma. Dundy county took the silver medal on county display. The Holt county hog palace always Lad a crowd around it Chase county had a map of county made of grains and seeds and a splen did display of vegetables and grains. Lincoln county had a locomotive made up of grains and vegetables and a splendid display of grains and vegeta bles. Kearney county had a fine display of fruits .and vegetables, and took three premiums on county display. Box Butte county had a fine display of grains and vegetables, and an ele phant made up of potatoes and beets. Hayes county had a good display of grains and vegetables. Took first and second on wheat, first and second on rye, second on oats and first on beets. Hitchcock county had fine grains and vegetables. Burt county took the first premium on county display and several individual . first premiums. Adams county had a fine display on fruits, but they did not make much dis play on grains. Furnas county made a fine display of grains and vegetables. Cuming county had a fine display of grains and vegetables, and hart some extra fine pumpkins and squashes. Perkins county made a good exhibit of her products. Red Willow county bad a fine display of products, and had a boat made up of grains going to Europe. Greeley county had a good display of products. - Buffalo county had a fine display of grains and vegetables and an extra fine sample of celery. Stanton county had a fine show of products. Sheridan county had a good show of products. Some of the nest squashes and oats. York county made a fine showing. HORTICULTURAL. Collection fruit and ornamental trees, . Y. Stephens, first premium; C. H. Barnard, Table Bock, second; Youn ger & Co., Geneva, third. - Collection forest tree seedlings, Youn , gers & Co., Geneva, first premium; E. F. Stephens, Crete, second. Collection native woods, E. F. Ste phens, Crete, first premium. Collection twenty varieties winter ap ples, E. F. Stephens, Crete, first pre mium; i. Youngers, Geneva, second; E. Beaver, Falls City, third. Collection summer apples, five varie ' ties, P. Yonngeis, Geneva, first pre mium; E. F. Stephens, Crete,, second; P. A. Murphy, third. Collection autumn apples, five varie ties, G. A. Marshall, first premium; Geo. Slevthe, second; P. Youngers, Ge- neva, third. Collection winter spples, five' varie ties, E. F. Stephens, Crete, first pre mium; G. A. Slevthe, second. Display of fruits, E. F. Stephens, Crete, first premium; H. Craig, Ft. Cal houn, second; E. Beaver, Falls City, , third. J Collection winter apples, ten varieties, P. A, Murphy, Exeter, first premium; P. F. Thomas, Davey, second; P. Youn gers, Geneva third. Collection peaches, not less than five varieties, J. M. Russell, Blue Springs, first premium; H. Craig, Ft. Calhoun, second. Collection pears, notless than five va rieties, D. U. Reed, Blue Springs, first premium; H. Craig, Ft. Calhoun, sec ond. Pollection canned fruits, Mrs. A. B. Baker, Lincoln, first premiam; C. H. Morsch, second. Best display by county, Johnson county, first premium; Fllmore county, Becona; rawnee county, third. Best display greenhouse plants, Ben Haas, Omaha, first premium; V. J. Hesse r. Plattsmouth, second; Chapin Bros. Lincoln, third. Collection aloe and cacti, R. II. Da vey, Omaha, first premium: Geo. Rob erts, second; W. J. Hesser, Plattsmouth, third. HORSES. O. O. Hefner, entered seven horses: Took 1st prize on 8-year-old Shire. 8d " " " " 8d " 2-year-old ' " 2d ' 8 year-old Hackneys. 1st ' 2-year-old F. Banks Wilson, on 2-year-old Shire, third prize; on 4-year-old Shire, first prize; on two English Hackneys took first, second and third prizes. Brood Shire mare 4 years old, took first prize; S-year-ol4 Shire mare took first prize; . 2 year-old Shire mare took first prize. Tbe mare showing the best two colts took sweepstakes; second premium on 8-year-old standard bred; one yearling took three prizes. " James Watson & Co., Beatrice, Nob. On 4-year-old Shire took first prize; on 3-year-old Shire took second; on 2 year old Shire, took first, second and third; 1-vear-old Shire took second and third. O. Wilson, Burwell, Neb., entered lour fine Percheron draft horses: showed only one but took o prizes. Mr. Wil STATE FAIR NOTES son has recently come te this state from Iilinoia, and we believe will be one of our beat stock d talon ia a few years. James ShulU. Yutan, NK, entered twelve borars: On 5-yer -old marea took first and second prise; French draft, first and second prises, and also one -year old tighly recommended. Mares aged, three took tint prize &nd two took sweepstakes-, had a very nice lot of horses and U doing a good bui-inea. P. Hofney, Lewis, Iowa, 4 year-eld took second on aunolk runch; s year old took first; 1-year-old sweepstakes Clyde, aire class, took tirst prize on French draft: Percberon Norman took second and third prices. A nice lot of horses. J.W.Hovle.of York, Neb entered anB Tear-ofd Hambletomaa for style, action and bear.ty, receiving the second prize. Went away satisfied. We also not'eed a fine lot of draft horses and Shetland ponies at the stalls occupied by tbe Maple urove stock iarm of Fremont, but were unable to get the number of prizes taken by tbem. liut it will appear in our paper in the near future. APIARY DEPARTMENT, Best ba swoodand white clover honey. Auirust C. Davldsos. Omaba. brst pre' mium; A. G. Porter, Lincoln, second pre mium. Comb fall honey, Mr,. J. N. Heater, Columbus, brst premium; Amos Ore manyer, Cheney, second premium. Gallon extract I auwood or white clo ver honey, August C. Davidson, Omaha, first premium. Gallon extract fall honey, E. Whltre- nine, Friend, first premium; Mrs. J. N. Heater, Columbus, second premium. Twenty pounds granulated h"ney, A. C. Davidson, Omahr.. first premium; Mrs. J. N. Heater, Columbus, second iremium. Best and largest dish of boner and supplers. E. Kretchmer, Red Oak, Iowa, first premium; Mrs. J. N. Heater, Co lumbus, second premium. Apiarian implements awl supplers, E. Kretchutn, Red Oak, Iowa, first pre mium; Luvering Bros , Wyota, Iowa, second premium. Dish honey in marketable shape, Mrs. J. N. Heater, Columbus, first premium; A. C. Davidson, Omaha, second pre mium. Dish honey cake, etc, E. Kretchmer, Red Op.k, Iowa, first premium; T. Dob son, Germantown, second premium. Honey vinegar, E. Kretchmer, Red Oak. Iowa, first premium; Mrs. E. Whitcomb, Friend, second pre mium. Bees. etc.. Chas. White, Farmers Val ley, first premium; E. Kretchmer, Red Oak, Iowa, second premium. Exhibition of extracting honev. E. Kretchmer, Red Oak. Iowa, first pre mium; Mrs. J, N, Heater, Columbus, second premium. , Honev extracter. E. Kretchmer. Red Oak, Iowa, first premium ; Mrs. J. N. I Heater, Columbus, second premium. All purpose bee hive. E. Kretchmer. Red Oak, Iowa, first premium; Mrs. J. N. Heater, Columbus, second premium. All mimosa chaff bee hive. Luverinc Bros. Wyota. Iowa, first premium; h. Kretchmer, Red Oak, Iowa, second pre mium. oBee smoker, J. W. Paisley, Wahoo, tirst premium; E. Kretchmer, Red Oak. Iowa, second premium. Dish of apairian supplies in state. Mrs. J. N. Heater. Columbus, first premium; August C. Davidson, Omaha, second premium. Report of honey stored by any colony. Thos. Dobson, Germantown, first pre mium; amount stored 1511 pounds. CATTLE. Our representative went to the cattle stables on Friday but did not find all owners at borne, therefore all are not noted. Cloverdale Holstein Friesian Herd of Stella, Nebraska, owned by T. G. F'er guson, won the following premiums: Second on aged bulls; first on yearling bull; second on cow any age; second on yearling heifer; first on bull and four of his get; tied sweepstake herd premium wlthM. E. Moore's circuit herd; second on aged herd premium; third on cow three years and over; second sweep stakes on cow; first Nebraska Farmer Premium on yearling bull any breed bred in state. This herd now numbers 100 head and is one of tbe best in America, being on Advanced Registry. Amos Peck, Waverly, Neb., one bull on exhibition, twenty-iive in herd, Red Polled. A. G, Porter, Lincoln, Neb., three cows on exhibition, fifteen In herd, Jer sey. J. R. Lownes. Lincoln, sixteen on ex hibition, fifty-five in herd, Short Horn. Isaac Johnson, Lincoln, thirteen on exhibition, forty-two in herd, Short Horn. David Housel, Lincoln, nine on ex hibition, Galloway. Jas. Boyce, Wabash, Neb., one bull on exhibition, weight 2,040, fourteen in herd,. Holstein. , Richard Daniels, Gilmore, Neb., nine teen on exhibition, sixty in herd, Short Horn. H. Ilckardt, Lincoln, five on exhibi tion, Jersey. J. S. Carlysle, Vesta, Neb., eleven on exhibition, 200 in herd, Herfords. Lincoln Jersey Cattle Co., Lincoln, sixteen on exhibition, fifty-rive in herd. T. G. Ferguson, Stella, Neb., twelve on exhibition, 100 in herd, Holstein. J. H GilfUlan, Msquoketa, Iowa, tVirteen on exhibition, fifty in herd, Red Polled. Ramsey Bros , Emporia. K", twenty-six on exhibition, fifty five ia herd, Devonstire. i J. W. Dean, Marysville. Mo., ten on exhibition, 240 in herd, Herford. M. E. Moore, Cameron, Mo., thirteen on exhibition, s'.xty-five in herd, Hol stein. First butter prize. S. P. Clark, Dover, 111., twelve on ex hibition, 205 in herd. Galloway. W. A. McHm y, Denni on Iowa, four teen on exhibition, 100 in herd, Aber ueen Angus. One 2-year-old weight 1930. MACHINES. The Minneapolis Threshing Machine Co. had a very nicely running machine, and being the first year they had at tended our fair their machine attracted a great deal of attention, and resulted in the sale of one complete outfit to an Alliance man. Mr. J. F. Sanders, gen eral agent, of Council Bluffs, is a very pleasant gentleman, and will undoubt edly succeed in working up a good bus iness in Iowa and Nebraska both of which he represents. Nichols, Shepherd & Co., of Kansas City, had two engines on exhibition, one six and one one-horse power. Their machines worked very perfectly. J I. Case had a fine outfit witk &i interesting novelty in thrhing ma chinery. Fuller notice next week. Rtaoliitione of Condaler.ee. Wsuui, The Supreme Rul- r of tbe nniverae has seee f t ia hia divine wis dom to remove from for midst our neighbor and brother J. P. Fair; Heto!id, That we. the ember, of Riverside Alliance, No. 81t. recognise in lira. Fan aa honorable and true brother. Retolmi, That we the remaining mem bers of Riverside Alliance tender to tbe bereaved family and sorrowing frit mis our heartfelt sympathy in this their sad bereavement. Kesolitd. That a copy of these resolu tions be sent to tbe f imily and also a copy be soot to The Fakmess' Al UaKCK and to tbe Grand Inland Journal for publication. H. C. Dekmak, Pres. JOHH LlTFER, Sec. O. B. Foster, H. HARKEr, F. A. Jos Ee, Committee. Doniphan. Neb.. Sept 5, im. Our Cheapened Sweetness. am opposed to the "McKiuley" su gar. All in a similar condition oi minu signify it by saying "I r Suppose it is only five dollars (insomepUcesless)per hundred, it is net worth that. . Many percons think of nothing be yond a financial reduction. Quantity, not quality, is their motto. Is anything gained when two spoonfuls are required to do the work of oner I find that to be mv experience with tbe new brand. In & "cool" state, 'neorasKa is mis sum mer) it presents a snowy appearance, but heat it! Presto, what a changel A band of black encircles it. Tbe Mis sourl river is not a circumstance to it! In a lifetime of canning and preserving I have skimmed from syrups something of a lovely blue shade suggetive of indigo. Also a I eddish substance that might be cochineal, red sand. or perhaps the blood with which it is fmriiitfd! (Some one with a gift in the ine of pathos, and a facile pen, might take that thought and enlarge upon it, for many a poorly paid laborer con sumes his life's blood in tbe production without in any degree purifying the sugar market.) To return. 1 havo "skimmed" many color, some delicate tints, but uevtr until this summer did I "skim" black. Has tbe sugar, buried be neath its snowy mantle, another garb. one of mourning for our despicable tricks, which come to tbe surface when the saccharine product is melted to tears? Again, uhu call it granulated sugar? Any one with ordinary common sense knows the meaning oi granulated, ana if some are destituto of thnt desirablo commodity (common sense,) they may perhaps own a dictionary which will fully explain that anything to be granu ulated must consist of grains, not be a powder with every particle an exact size. Coarse salt is granulated, and the gran ulate d sugar of the past was no such powder p.s this. It may be the effect of the "bill," who knows. A gentleman told me it had in creased the price of "book accounts," and reduced that of eggs, perhaps it also has power to pulverize "grains" and paralyze "grangers. " What areoar views on sugar, Mr. Burrows? My Washington proolivities, (love of the truth) force me to commend very highly the article in last issue entitled, "Who Elects tbe President?" Not th people. It is written almost as well as if I had done it myself ! There are suggestions in the "co-operative" store editorial which will bear thinking of and acting upon. Hoping we may some day have sugar, Yours complainiogly, VeraGrat. Omaha Jottings. The Douglas County Fair was a great success. The display made by Hayden Bros, of goods that are to be given away as prizes, seemed to be the lead ing attraction, prohably excepting the racing, which was indeed very inter esting. A. H. Snyder was th- re with his hay-press in full working or.ler, as also was the Martin Steam Feed Cooker Company. L. D. Smith of Valley precinct, had a beautiful lot of vegetables. Chas. J. Bauman, of Douglas pre cinct, a choice lot of fruits. There were many other attractive exhibits which the people enjoyed. The fine stock exhibit was very light but the number of stock, there were of excel lent quality. The Douglas county Independent con vention will be held next Saturday, Sept. 12. A'l seem to be in favor of putting up an entire independent ticket and against any fusion. We predict the independent party will somewhat sur prise the old parties at the coming elec tion. Judicial Convention in the 14th District. Cambridge, Neb., Sept. 5th, 1891. Editor Farmers' Alliance: The independent judicial convention in the 14tu district, was held at Culbertson as per call on September 1st. There were the following candidates who sought the support of delegates for nomination: Cochran, of McCook, (the present in cumbent) Wells, of Culbertson, Dudgeon, of Araphoe, McClure of Beaver City, whose names were not introduced in convention, they being frozen out by the resolutions adopted by the conven tion. The resolutions opposed the se lection by the Independents in conven tion assembled, all latter day saints, corporation attorneys, all attorneys who had rendered themselves conspicuous in the prosecutiou of mortgage foreclosure cases. The following named gentlemen were put In nomination: Daniel F. Welty, of Cambridge; Dodge and S. R. Smith, of Indianola. Whole number of votes 52, of which Welty received on informal ballot 41, Dodge 3, and Smith 8. On first formal ballot, Welty 41, Dodge 8, Smith 8; second ballot, Dodge withdrew his name recommending his support for Welty Smith following suit thus mak ing Welty the unanimous choice. Resolutions were unanimously adopt ed endorsing Burrows in all and every act of his as our champion in this our fight for justice and an equal chance to live. Also the independent platform adopted at state convention held at Hast ings on August 18th, 1891. The con vention was wholly harmonious, not a jar or unkind word to mar the work oi the people. And what was entirely new in conventions in the past and of the two old parties, no tricks were practiced or attempted by a single delegate in the nomination of Daniel T. Welty. Of this fact all of his supporters feel proud. Mr. Welty's nomination was entirely unsought by him, the entire work being done by men who had long been ac quainted with him and who had at all times found him an honest man and ca pable attorney. An attorney who had never stooped to petty tricks as a man or attorney in the seven years that he has midedher among na. The voters of this judicial dustrirt will find in Din T. W'mUf a firm a Itiecd ;d impirtUl judge aa is elaitne J for Judge Cochran by his political friends, and who will watch their interest aa closely as they would for themselves. He will also cor rect an abuse which I am told is some times practiced by sheriff in the ap praisement of land for foreclosure. It seems, that some sheriffs select apprais ers from towns, and select men for p praisers who have been a'l their lives engaged in mercantile or other pursuits which wbollv unht tbem from fully knowing and being competent to do full justice to all Parties m tne case, ibese matters will be full v looked into and in vestigated. I am told that loans were ma'ie of 1500 on a tl.200 valuatier-.. And now, on foreclosure the same prem ises are valued at from tOOO to IT00. Any person can see the actual result of such proceedings if permitted by our courts of justice. It would leave the wor m an in debi, and a judgment fol owing him to the ends of the earth, tak ing all that be might accumulate for all time to come, or uuta the balance was satisfied. If his laud was worth 11,200 for security when loan was made acme 3 to 7 years ago, why is it not worth as much or more now, when foreclosure proceedings are sought to be freed. These are pertinent questions to ask our sheriffs and the appraisers selected by tbem and also our courts, when it becomes tbem to act upon them.' Let every voter ask each candidate for the position of district judge and sheriff this fall questions suggested by the above. Wm. H. Axxem. The Entire South, bag and baggage, Go ing Into the Alliance. Southern Iowa Farmer. The republicans say that the demo crats will capture the Farmers' Alliance. Of course they know better. They tell that simply to scare republican voters and keep them from joining the Alli ance. The democratic leaders are as much afraid of the Alliance as the re publicans are. The democratic stale paper of Kansas is terribly frightened. Here is what it says this is from the Topeka (Kan ) Democrat: "The democratic party was never in more peril of absolute dissolution than it is at this very hour. The Atlanta Constitution, the Birmingham Age, Her ald, in fact every loyal southern demo cratic journal of note has repeatedly de clared that unless the wisest of counsel prevails, the entire south will go bag and baggage into tbe Alliance." Isn't that rich? Oh, how good that makes every old Greenbacker feel! He knows tnat tne aay 01 nis triumph is near. The democratic party in peril. Mav the devil soon get it, and its fi nancial twin, the republican party. Both have outlived tneir u leiuiness. and the sooner they die the better. And in view 01 the danger to the democratic party from the Alliance, the Memphis Appeal Avalanche, a leading democrat paper, says: "What shoum tne democracy do? Surrender? No. A thousand times no. Better, far better to go to defeat than to submit to the dictation of those whom God and nature intended for subord inates and subalterns," The Source of Opposition. There can be no doubt that the op position to the reforms sought to be secured by the Alliance, is directed and waged by that powerful minority in the government who have been the beneficiaries of class legislation, which, by and through the systems created by it, have absorbed the wealth created by labor and placed it in the coffers of this minority By "powerful minority" is not meant the merchants nnd bank ers in towns and cities at the south; but the millionaires who engineer oor ners, form frusta and manipulate the country as if it were only one article and ono man to be managed Alliance Herald. The Alliance Bulletin: With the sub-treasury plan in operation, . the grip of Shylock upon producers would be loosened. Instead of being com pelled to force his wheat upon tho market to save his chattels, the farmer would be enabled to borrow enough upon his wheat to relieve his pres ent obligations and hold his wheat un til prices advance to such a point as to allow him a reasonable compensa tion for his labor. The Farmers' Weekly: The New York Mail and Exoress paints a dole ful picture of the deplorable condition of trade and finance, and lays all the blame to the Farmers' Alliance, which, it pays 1 -proposes that the money lender shall lend without reasonable security, that he shall be enforced to accept a mortgage upon a farm and take his chances of being able to collect it. Then they" call upoa the railroads to adjust the ratee so that they can make a profit, regardless of the cost of trans portation. This being attended to, they pass resolutions that every one shall be criminally liable if he chooses to make engagements in advance or sell a single bushel of wheat." What wonderful rascals these farmers are any way? We trust the good Shep hard will place at the head of his editorial columns the scriptural quota tion, "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." The Midland Journal: To hear the tallow politicians of the day, mere boys, as it were, shaking their heads end expressing doubts about the "policy" of free silver coinage, one that knew no more about political economy than they do, would suppose that it was something new under the sun a proposei experiment that tho Ignorant Farmtr'e Alliance had con cocted, and that might explode the whole business fabric and knock things to smithereens. In place of its being new it is older than the nation and was the financial policy of the nation from its earliest infancy, from 1792 to 1873, and was abolished by a trick of Eng lish bankers, carried through congress by John Sherman, for the purpose of doubling the value of the government debt and all other debts which were in the hands of those foreign bankers. A new thing, indeed. Free, silver coin age is a very old thing; an octogenarian and compatriot of the great men of the revolution, a firm friend of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Do you ever consider that when you are claiming to be disciples of Jeffer sonlan and Jacksonlan Democracy, and shaking your heads dubiously over "free silver" you are making asses of yourselves, and all for the interest of a lot of foreign bankers? Subscribe for Tub Alliance. ' THOUGHT Or HIS FAMILY, If He War Killed He Didn't Want Any Financial Complication. The road was uneven and there were numerous sharp curves, and as the train was running at a high rate of speed it was anything but comfor table for tbe passengers. Sometimes it actually seemed as though all the wheels on one side of the Fullman were off the rail at once. This didn't serve to put any of the passengers at ease, but it seemed to have a particularly- bad effect on a little old fellow near the middle of the car. He grew more and more nerv ous with every jerk of the car, and finally called the porter to him. "How soon will we rea-h a place where I can send a dispatch?" he asked. " 'Bout ten minutes, sah," was the reply. "All right. Bring me a telegraph was brought and he hastily scrib bled the following message to a New York broker: "Sell all my stock in X and Z road at once and at any price yon can get." "You don't seem to have much con fidence in the road," said the man in the next seat, who had read the dis patch over the little man's shoulder. "I haven't; was the terse reply. "You don't think it has much of a future, apparently?" "Future be hanged!" returned the little man. "I was thinking of the present and my family." "Your lamily exclai med the stranger. "What has yourfamily got todo with it?" "Everything, my friend, everything," explained the little man, "and if you were anything," of a financier you'd see it. I've got to ride 200 miles on this road yet, aud how would it look for my family to sue the road for damages that, if secured, would prac tically come out of my estate? No, sir, I'll allow this dispatch twenty minutes to reach New York, and I'll allow the broker twenty-five minutes to dispose of the stock. If this blamed car keeps the rails for forty-five min utes more some one else will be stuck for damages if I climb the golden stairs. And if she holds the rails for the. whole 200 miles, I can buy the stock back if I want it and go back by an other road." St. Louis Star Sayings. THE MYSTERIOUS EMERALD. Story of a Valuable Gem Picked Up by a Boston Lady. There is the theme for a romance in the experience of a Boston lady in the matter of finding a ring about a year since. She came across the Common and just as she wasabout to leave it by the lioylston-street gate her eyes caught the glitter of a gem on the pavement and stooping she took up one of the most superb emerald rings ever seen in tins part of the globe. It is not necessarjr to describe it too accurate ly here since in answer to her adver tisements there has been more than one attempt by pretenders to get it fraudulently; but it is sufficient to say that it is literally such a rinz ns might be the gift of a king. It is the sort of jewel which figures in romances of the Disraeli sort, where no expense is spared, and it was naturally worth a sum of money which to ordinary mortals is somethingprettybig in any light and reallv tremendous to have locked up in a single ring. The lady took the jewel to all the leading dealers in geir .3 in the neigh borhood, and they all agreed in say ing they had never seen it, but that it was impossible that a ring of so much value should long want for an owner. The jewel has been advertised in all the papers, and the finder has kept a careful lookout for advertisements in her turn. The police and the dealers in gems are fully informed about it, and yet for more than a year the ring has been in her possession without a sign of its owner appearing to claim it. It is true that there have been a number of applications for it, but no one who has come to claim it has been able to come anywhere near a correct description of the ring, and what its history was before it landed in the dust of Boylston street is still a mys tery. Since the ring is of so great a value, it would be supposed that the owner would endeavor to find it for its pecu niary worth, even if there be no senti mental value attached to it, but noth ing of this sort seems to have happen ed. Some dav the mystery may be solved, but at present there is no clew to prevent the romancer from weaving about the jewel any web of fancy which his brain can spin. Boston Courier. Great Opportunity for Old Maids. There is a great chance for old maids in the Argentine Republic. There are about sixteen men to one woman there and the unmarried males are more than anzious to secure wives. When a "new woman, as the welcome arrival is called, comes to town about fifty men make a wild effort to secure her. It is quite an interestingcontest, and the one who captures the prize is looked, upon as something -of a hero. The local papers write columns about it, and almost everybody. in the city turns out to the wedding. It doesn't matter much about the woman's age or looks, she is received with open arms and married off in a jiffy to some real nice man. The woman will have about fifty good-looking suitors to pick from, so she need not be anxious about not finding the kind of a man ehe wants. The love-making doesn't last long, however. Three days ia the usual limit. Bull Fights. Bull fights, at which the animals are baited to death, continue to take place in France, in spite of official prohibi tions. The Daily News Paris corres pondent writes: The bull light at Bor deaux went off without any incident. A bull having been delibei ately killed at the previous performances, the authorities bad given notice that on a recurrence of such a thing the per formances would bte stopped. In the neighboring department of Landes, however, the Government circulars continue to be set at defiance. At Mont de Marsan, where the annual fete is taking place, three bulls were killed. Good Evidence. Mrs. De Tone: "I want to have an asylum appointed for my poor hus band. His mind is failing." "Attorney: "Have you any partic ular evidence of the decline of his mental faculties?" Mrs. De Tone: "Yes, indeed. I asked him tor $10 for a new bonnet this morning, and he said I had better take $25, so I thought I would come to see you." i'iTE FARMER'S COLUMN. USEFUL INFORMATION FOR RU RAL READERS. Farmer's Investment Suppress ing tha Paa Weevil A Curiosity In Gardening Destroy the , Wee a Poultry on the Farm. Poultry on the Farm. The Brahma, one of the best breeds of fowls we have, is being gradually mohfied in shape m order to secure a heavier-feathered toe. As this is done Simply to obtain specimens for dis play in the showroom, and at the sac rifice of all the best points of the breed, it is not only absurd but a real wrong. What the ordinary poultry owner wants-is not show points, but a capacity foregg production and good market qualities. A correspondent of Farm' Poultry has a remedy for lice on fowls which he says is sure. To each one-half pint of kerosene add one tablespoonful of crude carbolic acid. To clean a lousy house, use a pump or anything that will throw a fine spray, and go ove the whole inside, ground and all, with the mixture, being particular to force it into all cracks and around cleats that are nailed to the building. If the house is a new one, this will never have . to be done, because you can keep them destroyed by going over the roost poles every two weeks the year round. The roost pole is their stronghold, and from these (if allowed to eo unchecked) they will spread all over the house. If you attend to your roosts as above, you will never have a scabby legged fowl on your place. For the cure of roup the tollowing mixture is recommended: it lve drops each of turpentine and castor oil, to gether, about one-half teaspoonful ev ery morning. In addition to that put one drop of turpentine in the nasal organ and rub their heads with salty grease if heads are sore. Separate the sick from the well ones and teed and water the sick ones regularly. Also thoroughly cleanse the building and coops where they have been, and turn icate with sulphur, keeping them closed for several hours. "It takes a live Yankee to grow poultry on a large scale, because ev ery thing must be cared for," said that experienced poultry raiser, Mr. James Rankin, at a recent meeting. This is a perfectly " sound view, but it does not preclude the keeping of a small number of fowls by farmers, for, as has been well said, the farm is par ex cellence the place for poultry, which ought to be one 01 its regulur occu pants. Many farmers dislike to keep hens, and very naturally, since they make no suitable provision for them, but allow them to scratch for themselves for a living, and roost wherever they can. A small flock of some good breed, with a properly constructed hennery and suitable care, will yield as good a proht on the outlay as any live stock on the farm. One of the best grains for growing chickens is barley, which is especially rich in mineral matter. Good oats are also an excellent feed; but a com bination of wheat, bran, middlings, barley and oats will give the most satisfactory results in yield of eggs and soundness ot health. Nothing can be done in securing special qualities in hens by the use of common males. They do not produce any beneficial results. The chicks sired by a common male will not be uniform, and nothing can be expected from them; but chicks sired by a pure bred male will be uniform m color, size and characteristics in general, oven when the hens from which such chicks came were mongrels. The breed is everything in poultry keeping. Farmer's Investments. Some farmers in fact, a great many farmers are out of debt and have surplus cash to invest, and the ques tion for them to consider is where and in what can they make the safest and most profitable investment. This question the American Cultivator an swers by advusing them to invest in, not in buying more land, but improv the acres they already possess. They should but their surplus into their business, as the wise merchant or manufacturer does. The Cultivator says: "When a thoroughbred or a high- grade cow will make $100 worth of butter in a year, and a scrub cow only $10 worth, while it cost but little more to feed one than the other, money invested in improved breeds of cows, or in a pure male from which to raise up a herd of grades, will pay better returns to the dairymen than can be obtained from bank stock or railroad shares or Western farm mort gages. When a small extra investment in better seeds aud more liberal manur ing will increase the labor of cultiva tion, or when extra cultivation will increase in the money return four times as great as the expenditure; when better tools will save their cost in one season's labor, while with care they will do good work for five or ten years, then is the time when the farmer can make money by spending money. When the expenditure of S25 of $35 per acre for tile drains will enable a field that now yields less than $10 worth of poor grass a season to pro duce $35 worth of the best, and tit it for the growth of any crop that will yield profitable returns it is economy to spend money, and so it is when a similar sum or a smaller one will so renovate an old pasture which now only feeds about one cow upon six acres, so that it will give more feed and better for six times that num ber. "Inshort, everyfarmer should see for himself the manner- in which he could improve hit. land, his buildings, ani mals, tools or methods of working, so that a dollar invested will be placed at a better rate of interest than any one else will pay him for it. If lie doubles the producing capacity of his land, it is better than it would be to double the number of acres, and if he spends his money judiciously, and uses good judgment 'in managing his business afterward he has not lost his money, but has changed an idle dollar that only earned five cents in a year for lively one that will earn twenty-five cents And when he has made such im provements that his business is up to its full capacity, or to the measure of his capacity as a manager, then he ' may indulge in the luxuries of life and may deliver over his surplus profits to the bankers and the speculator, to take care of or to lose lor him a he may choose." Supprasa!ng the Pea Weevil. This is not so difficult a task as to get rid of some other insect enemies, and it should te the aim of every one whose peas are found to be more or less"bugjry" to undertake the work of suppression without delay. By breaking open the pods of peas whk'h show little yellow specks on the outside the eggs or egg-shells of the grubs you will find the grubs crawl ing over the peas, or minute holes where they have punctured the peas and entered. They are very small and yellow in color, with dark heads. If they have been several days in the peas they can be located by dark green blotches on the surface. The insect doing the injur', accord ing to Prof. Gillette, is the little beetle, or weevil, so often found in peas at! planting time. The only remedy is prevention. One man raising "buggy peas" year after year will stock the neighborhood with this pest. The on ly preventive is to stop importing or keeping over, for any purpose what ever, "buggy peas" unless they are kept in closed receptacles and the weevils destroyed. One of the best methods of destroy ing the beetle is to keep all infested peas over one year in perfectly tight bins, boxes or sacks, when all weevils that hatch, being unable to escape, will die. Another method is to put the peas in a tight bin and pour over them carbon bisulphide anu keep the bin-air tight for several days. The fumes will kill every weevil and not injure the peas. The ease with which these pests may be gotten rid of makes it next door to a criminal offense to continue to grow "buggy" peas. The Professor vigorously remarks that any one who will knowingly raise such infested peas and allow the insects to escape to pollute so valuable an article of food raised by all his neighbors, after he knows how to prevent it, ought to be liable to prosecution for willfully perpetrating a public nuisance. Destroy the Weeds. For the benefit of my fellow farmers I wish to write a short chapter on weeds and the methods of destruction as practiced by some. It is a contin ual fight in old settled communities to avoid being overrun by them. There is some wild carrot creeping into this country, and proper steps for its suppression are not being taken. I believe there is a law making it an offensive subject to a fine, to permit carrot to grow on one's prem ises. So far as known to the writer, most men try to destroy them, but the method of destruction is better calculated to distribute them than otherwise. They are frequently pulled and thrown in the road, to be tram pled under foot, but this will not pre vent the washing of seed to adjacent low lands, and there aid in their dis tribution. If it is a finable offense to grow wild carrot, it should be made a more serious offense to distribute them in the manner spoken of. Farmers ought to think better of their neighbors than to be willing aids in the dissemination of such pests. It is no uncommon thing to find the common sour dock thrown into the roads, at this season of the year, when the seed is ripe and ready tor transportation by the first shower. Just a few days since I observed a neighbor had thrown docks in the road on a hill above, and in close pro ximity to his nearest neighbor, and thunder showers must distribute the seeds to lands below. This is not right; it is not observing the golden rule. Care should be taken to gather and burn the seed if permitted to get ripe at all. The better plan is to cut in the spring when begining to start the seed stalk. If left later press of other matters usually permits their ripening. Soil dock is one of the most persistent weeds in our meadows, and at time of cutting grass they should all be carefully picked out by hand and burned, to avoid their dis tributing in the manure. Can't the farmers of Ohio be induced in some manner to be more careful in weed destruction? Doubtless there are Elenty of men now engaged in trying y political methods to relieve farm ers of their burdens; but friends, a good hoe or cythe used on weeds at the proper time will nay in cood looks, if nothing else. Farmers don't let the weeds go to seed. Hiram Cope in Ohio Farmer. A Curiosity in Gardening, Here is a little scientific curiosity from the Gardeners' Chronicle: "The roots of plants are formed within the substance of the plant, and make their way out from the center to the circumference, not only, if at all, by pressure exerted during the growth, but by secreting a digestive ferment which softens and dissolves the tissues and allows the emergence of the root. "Now the roots of the couch co ming into contact with the potato exercise a similar property, and are thus en abled to penetrate the tuber. ' ihereisno theory, but has re cently been demonstrated by a French experimenter. Doing Better. The small farmer everywhere is tren- erally doing better, says an exchange. than the large farmer. That this is true may easily be proven by inquir ing into the relative prosperity of the 40-acre farmer and the 100-acre in your own neighborhood. Which is burdened with the least debt in pro portion to the real value of his land? Which is procuring the best profit up on his capital and the largest money yield per acre, and which gets the most satisfaction nut nf the h of agriculture? One trouble is that we nave Deen too grasping in regard) to the lfl.nfl A.nrl Vin.v n.'miirnf1 mrra. than we could handle to the best ad vantage. Farm Life, The one great disadvantage of farm life is isolation. The farmer ought to mix freely with his fellow men, and know what is going on not only in his neighborhood, but in the world at large. In no way is the grange and al liance of more benefit than in bringing men together for a free exchange of thought." In these associations they may become acquainted with one an other and so act together for the pro motion ot tne general welfare. The farmer who stays at home all tbe. time is apt to grow narrow in his ideas and methods, and to remain a little behind the age in which we live.