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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY , DEC. 17, 1891.
THE FARM AND STABLE
tNTERESTINQ AND VALUABLE
POINTERS FOR FARMERS.
Winter Protection Delay In Setting
Milk Rich Food Makes Rich
Milk Storing Sweet Pota
Training the Colt.
The wise king's maxim, "Train np a
child in the" way he should go, and
when he is old he will not depart from
it," has a wider application than to
two-legged youngsters. After them, it
is particularly applicable to colts,
both on account of the high intelli
gence of the horse and the character
of the service he is destined to perform.
Te read recently of a remarkable
instance of what training will do for a
colt whose dam was "a perfect
example of horse total depravity."
She would kick, strike and bite in the
most vicious fashion on the slightest
provocation, and by the law of
heredity her colt should have had
some at least of her vicious character
istics. But bis owner determined to
try the policy of training from the
very beginning. The plan was put in
operation within a week of his birth.
Every day he was carefully handled,
no one was allowed to tease him in
any way, and when a year old he was
made acquainted with the harness in
so careful a way that he quickly
learned to submit to the operation
like an old horse. This colt has
never been broken, but has simply
been trained in the way he should go,
and the result is a fine vindication of
the value of kindness in overcoming
any inherited tendency to viciousness
which may have come from the
There is wisdom in this progressive
method of training a horse. The old
fashion of letting a colt grow up in en
tire ignorance of what he is to do and
then violently breaking him into sub
mission to the strange and terrifying
bondage of harness and wagon is like
litting a boy run wild till he is in his
teens, in the hope that a sound thrash
ing or two will then educate him suf
ficiently for the work of life.
A colt that has been used to hand
ling from the first has become accus
tomed to the restraint of a halter and
the feeling of the harness, and lias
learned that those who have the care
of him are his friends, will be a safer and
better animal for any pnrpose than
one that has been" "broken" i. e.,
beaten and frightened into submis
sion. A trained horse can be depend
ed on in emergencies; a broken one
cannot be. The latter may possibly
turn out all right, and never do any
thing seriously wrong; but the perfect
submission to the voice of authority,
even when badly frightened, can come
only from thorough training, begun
in early colthood.
Storing Sweet Potatoes.
Storing sweet potatoes is rather a
difficult matter, most especially when
wanted for slips, for many times pot a
toes to all appearance have kept well,
but will not produce slips. Climate
makes considerable difference in keep
ing sweet potatoes successfully, and
requires perhaps, more care in some
than others. Some growers store by
wrapping each root in a bit of paper,
line a box or barrel with several thick
nesses of paper, laying the potato, or
root more properly, in carefully,
cover with paper, and store away in
a cellar. Successfully wintering over
requires attention to two points
chiefly, keeping the roots in a dry
place, and the temperature at or
slightly above CO degrees. The great
enemy to the keeping qualities of sweet
potatoes is moisture and low tempera
ture. The best mode of storing to
secure these two points is to put
them in thoroughly dried dust, with
pulverized charcoal enough mixed
with it to give it a dark color. The
charcoal absorbs the moisture.
I think potatoes do best dug before
the vines are bitten by frost. The
frost is carried down into the root by
rain, and thus injuries their keeping
qualities, at least to some extent.
After they are dug let them dry in the
sun a day and then put them in a
cool place until stored. When cold
weather sets in they are put into the
cellar. Cover the bottom of the ves
sel with three inches of dust, then a
layer of potatoes close as they can be
not to touch; cover them with dust,
then potatoes, and so on until the
vessel is nearly full, and then fill up
with dust. In this way I have known
potatoes to keep for two years.
Rich Food Makes Rich Milk.
Some very careful experiments have
been ma do at the Iowa Agricultural
Experiment Station, with the object
of ascertaining whether food rich in
fats does not increase the quantity of
butter in milk. It has been denied
that this was the case; but, as might
reasonably have been expected, the
Iowa experiments fully , corroborate
the view that the affirmative side of
the question is the correct one. The
bulletin of the station, No. 14, explicity
states that the quality of milk, so far
as measured by the percentage of fat,
was changed by fooa to a much great
er degree than was the quantity. Two
thirds of the increase in average gross
yield of butter, it is added, was due to
improved quality of the milk, and
only one-third to increased milk flow.
The experiments on which this con
clusion is based were conducted with
com and cob, meal and sugar meal,
the latter of which contains sixteen
times as much as the other, and hence
afforded an ample basis for compari
son. It was found first, that the sugar
meal produced .58 of a pound more
butter fat than the corn-and-cob
meal, a difference which is equal to 17
per cent, of the amount of fat pro
duced by tho corn-and-cob meal.
Again, the sugar meal produced .73
of apound more total solids per 100
pounds of milk than the other meal.
This difference is 6 per cent, of solids
in 100 pounds of milk produced by
the corn-and-cob meal. It was also
found that sugar meal, as compared
with corn-and-cob meal, increased the
ratio of fat to soliJs not fat in 100
pounds of milk from 390 per 1,000 of
sclids not fat, to 57 per 1,000 of
ft fids not fat, an increase of over 15
'Thua science confirms the experience
of practical men, who have leamM
by their own observation, that fat
food do give larger butter returns, in
spite of the guesses of empirics lo the
Delay In Setting Milk,
The Xew York Experiment Station
has been making a series of experi
ments to determine the effect oi set
ting milk at once as compared with
delayed setting. The first trials were
tried with the mixed milk of the uni
versity herd. The milk was divided
into three portions; one was set at
once, one was delayed for an hour,
but was kept tip to a temperature of
02 degrees in a water batu, and the
third was allowed to cool an hour be
fore set. In the cases of delay in this
trial and all the succeeding ones the
milk was stirred up just before it was
placed in the creamer, and all the set
tings were made in Cooley cans m ice
water. In t hese trials there was an aver
age of 25 per cent more fat in the skim
milk from the delayed settings that
were allowed to cool, and 10 per cent
more fat in the skim milk from the de
layed settings that were kept warm
than in the settings from the milk di
rect from the cow. Another and
more extended trial was made some
what later under the sameconditions,
resulting in the following averaged:
From that set at once 50 per rent ol
fat was found in the skim milk: in that
delayed and kept warm 55 per cent
was found; and in that allowed to
stand an average of 141 minutes 59
per cent was found. The report says:
"It would seem that the conclusion
from all these experiments must be
that there is very slight danger of loss
of fat in delaying the setting of milk
for a considerable length of time after
it is drawn, particularly if the temper
ature of the milk does not fall umcV
below SO degrees."
Gardeners and fruit growers ot naif a
century ago showed much less intelli
gent attention to thequestion of winter
protection than they do to-day. Half
hardy shrubs and trees were tied up
with straw and made to appear tidy,
without consulting the question of the
smoldering effects of this treatment.
This applies not only to fruits, but to
shrubs and flowers. We understand
now that the plants and vines and
bushes are injured as much from too
much protection as they are from too
little. A fow bows of spruce or other
conifers loosely tied around the shrubs
that are half tender will do more
good than the siuolthering bands of
Beds of perpetual plants often need
coverings to keep the frost from
throwing them out by the alternate
freezing and thawing of the ground.
Leaves are the best coverings for such
a bed, and they may be kept down by
sprinkling a little loose dirt or sand
over them. Sometimes the very ten
der plants will suffer from this weight,
and light sticks will be all that is nec
essary to keep the leaves in place.
Protection in winter is often needed
to keep off the sun than to keep tho
cold out, for the most injurious tiling
to plants is the lowering and raising
of the temperature. Often a tree,
fence, or any similar thing placed so
as to shadow the plants in the winter
time will be the best protection they
can have. If anything is tied around
them see that it is loose and free so
that the air can circulate freely
through the plants.
Feeding Floor for Hogs.
The desirability of a feeding floor
for hogs is generally conceded by all
who think it better that even swine
should not be compelled to eat
filth with their daily food. One that
was built a score of years ago was
made by laying down on a piece of
level ground sixteen pieces of 2x4
scantling, with the edge up. On these
was nailed tho best quality of match
ed flooring, and around the edgo a
piece of six-inch fencing up on edge
was nailed. This formed a rim to the
floor ono inch high.
Then the earth was banked up to
the top of the rim, making a slope to
reach the floor. This floor was al
ways in first-rate condition for use,
whether the weather was ivet or dry;
The cost of such a floor is but a
trifle, and built of the size mentioned
is of a sufficient size to accommodate
thirty hogs comfortably.
On this platform ear corn was fed,
husks on. Every few days the cobs
and rubbish Should be raked off. It
was found that merely throwing the
corn on the floor was suflicent an
nouncement to tho hungry swine that
"dinner was served."
Some Cood Hints.
If seed is saved, store in a dark, cool
place, where they will keep dry and
will not be damaged by vermin.
Arrange so that the change from
green to dry feed can be made gradu
aly rather than at once.
Whitewash in the stable makes
things look better and tends to clean
liness and good health.
A light feeding of bran and oil meal
will aid materially in keeping up the
milk supply at this season.
Generally by this time it will be
found good economy to shelter the
young growing stock at night.
Sweet potatoes and tomatoes are
easily injured by frost, and are never
safe after this time.
Get the corn cribbed early; every
day that it is left out after it is thor
oughly matured, increases the per
cent, of waste or loss.
It is an important item with all land
plowed in the fall to provide good
drainage if the best results are scur
ed. The most economical plan of man
aging the manure is to arrange to haul
direct to the field and scatter out as
fast as made.
. So long as the condition of the
weather will admit feed the hay and
straw in the stables or sheds and
the corn fodder in the feed lots.
Many good farmers claim that grass
will catch and hold better on land
plowed in the fall than on that plow
ed in the spring.
So far as is possibe have everything
in readiness for a cold storm. Better
be a little ahead than to have tho
stock or crops exposed needlessly.
IX RAGAMUFFIN COURT.
A CHRISTMAS SKETCH OF LOW LIFE
Jlaa MaUlcM Fo7 and IU DmtractlM.
Th PunLbtnent Meted Out to IU Sup
posed I-.trojr The Tooth of Be
lt Wm the Cat.
For months the third story back window
of a dingy building decidedly the worse
for wear bail framed the slowly growing
green leaves of a poor little geranium thiit
beau life as a plant uuder circumstances
quite the reverse of favorable.
Jim Mulliitau bad picked It ont fiotn
the waste barrel la front of a flue house.
The evening before it had shown resplen
dent with other flowers and performed
well itsdecorative mission. Now it scarcely
held the breath of life in it.
"Maybe it will grow," observed Jim
critically and picking off the most wilted
of the leaves. "I've never had a pony, and
I'm a-goin to try."
So he carried it home, planted It In an
old tin can and worked and watched ami
waited as people do who have only one
treasure to see it thrive. At last it bean
to grow and send out green leaves over its
bare stem; then Jim wus radiant indeed!
The other boys living In lliiyamuflin
court made no end of fun of him and his
flower, tlirejtjnin;f to demlih by a stone
some flue nilit this work of months.
"Von do that and I'll smash you," gave
His fists being as well developed as a
prize fighter's, aud his word always good lu
that direction, the stone was not thrown,
the boys satisfying themselves by scream
ing, "Girl girl so she should have posies!"
whenever he showed his head among them.
Nevertheless, with a renewed pertinacity
he clung to his one treasure.
At last a spike made its appearance,
crowned with a cluster of brilliant scarlet
flpwers. Then Mrs. Mulligan's little room
seemed all abluze with light.
"I didu't think you could do It, Jimmy,"
she suid, her face equaling it in hue. "It's
pretty as ever anything I see la my life."
Jim swelled up and down the room, wild
with pride, I' lit. ho said nothing.
"You could get fifty cents for that flow
er," said Mrs. Mulligan thriftily, aud
viewing her boy askance.
"I ain't a-goin to sell It," said Jim
shortly and not stopping iu his walk.
"Maybe a dollar," hinted Mrs. Mulligan.
"That would Ini splendid. My! I most
know 'twould fetch that. Christmas mukes
flowers so dear."
"I wouldn't sell it for $500," said Jim
magnificently, and approaching his moth
er to enforce his decision by a resound
ing clap of one brown hand upon auother,
"so there ain't no use talkin."
"You act like a goose," declared Mrs.
Mulligan, out of all patience, "talkin as if
you was worth a million an stnittin up
an down as if your boots was whole, for all
the world. Get out, do!"
So Jim got out, but flattened his noso
against. t.h outside of the pane, where he
stared at his possession to his heart's con
tent. It wag the day before Christmas. Hav
ing no presents to purchase aud nothing
on his mind Jim could go down Broadway
and the side streets in a beatific state,
which he did bright aud early and all day
long and into the evening. Hands in bis
pockets he strolled on, whistling to keep
warm, reveling in the brilliancy of the
shops and the happiness of the streams of
purchasers. He spent millions in these
hours, taking in imagination the place of
the pretty girl getting out of her carriage,
armed with papa's new bank notes for the
Christmas shopping, or tho well condi
tioned merchant doing his purchasing by
himself, or the mother on whose indul
gent heart hung a flock of expectant little
ones. And he did the work well too.
There was no indecision on his part. Jim
knew perfectly well, from thorough study
ing of each window and his own inner
lxy, precisely what ho would order were
he in front of the counter. And he strolled
and whistled and lingered and stared, aud
had the best time of any one in all thut
He didn't forget his three meals, being
home to dinner, but he took the precaution
to thrust his supper in his jacket pocket.
"That's supposin I shouldn't want to go
home for it," he said to himself. "It's go
iu to be lively I bet tonight, an I've got to
spend lots to keep up to 'em." He laughed,
and paused the last thing to nod and smilo
at his flower, shiningat him a bright flame
of color as far as he could see down the
court. He hugged himself in glee at it
and then ran out into the street to catch
the early afternoon purchasers.
It was somewhere about 9 o'clock of this
Christmas eve when Jim turned into the
court, not wishing a scolding from head
quarters for being out late. He hurried
up the crooked stairs and flung the dopr
wide open, his mind full of the brilliant
scenes iu whose midst he had been.
"There has been mischief here since you
was away," was Mrs. Mulligan's greeting,
and pointing to the window where the
geranium stood. "I come in an see it that
way, an tho glass is broke." Jim's eyes
dilated with a sudden horror. He darted
forward and caught up the spike, broken
nearly short off, and trailing its gay cluster
in dejectiou ou the old window sill. His
sturdy little right hand clinched itself so
that he could scarcely help the blossom up,
endeavoring to make it stand straight.
When he saw that it was really brokeu, so
that its pretty life was over, his passion
knew no bounds.
"It's Ted Williams," he shrieked, turn
ing back to his mother with blazing eyes.
"I know; he said he'd bust it some day
with a stone. Now I'll bust him!"
"Jim, Jim," called Mrs. Mulligan sharp
ly, but as well try to stop the north wind.
Jim was over the stairs by this time, and
Mrs. Mulligan, easily reflecting that one
light more could make no difference In her
lniy's life, was getting a cup of tea to re
fresh her tired bones after a long walk car
rying home clean clothes.
Jim sped, wild for vengeance, to Ted
Williams' door. On rapping and inquir
ing for him his mother announced that he
had gone out to see the sights of the sea
son, and she didn't know when he would
lie home and she didn't care. With that
she slammed the door smartly and left
Jim free to run on down the court.
"See the sights! I guess he'll see stars,
too, before I get through with him," he
muttered. "He's got to come up this way;
now I'll just get behind here an wait for
"Here" was an ash barrel in a dark an
gle, behind which Jim crept and patiently
brooded. At lost the destroyer of his peaco
came whistling up the street, turned into
the eourt and drew perilously near. Jim
held his breath and made his fists ready.
None too soon did he spoil all, but in just
the right fraction of a minute, in which all
things were ripe for action, he sprang
from his cover and pounced on the whis
"I'll teach you," he screamed, pnmracl
ing with all his might, "to smash my posy.
Now now now, have you got enough?"
Ted bad quite enough, it seemed, for he
didn't stir nor speak, having had no great
advantages for defense with pocketed
"Get up," snid Jim, spurning him with
his foot; "you needn't pretend to fool me
that way; I'll give you another dose if you
don't step lively."
But stepping lively being just what Ted
Williams at that minute could not do, Jim
proceeded to investigate the case, and soon
saw that in no way could he be made to
open his eyes or do anything but to lie
there like a log.
Jim gave him one more pitiful roll, tell
ing him it was all right, he didn't mind
almnt the puy; but at the end Ted's bead
cink bark again, with bo sign of having
heard a word. Turning hi back oa him,
Jim fled the whole leagth of the court aud
gain Imfared Mr. Williams' door.
"I've killed him." h said hoarsely;
"come with me," laying hold of her apron
"What are you np to?" she. cried crossly,
"you Mulligan boy. lt go my apron with
your dirty bands or I'll box your ears,"
which she now proceeded to do, setting
Jim's desperate brain spinning like mad.
"I tell yon I have killed hiui," he cried,
and forcing her to follow him at the risk
of another box, or something worse. But
the delay had been bad, for ou their arrival
at the place of encounter in front ot the
ah barrel, there' was nobody to be seen.
"Now, take that for bringing me an this
fool's errand," eried the exasperated Mrs.
Williams, dealing bim a generous blow
with her ample hand, "and makin it ten
to one if I don't catch the uewmony with
out a scrap of shawl. There and there!"
Jim staggered away from her, rubbed
his eyes in amazement, searched the ground
diligeutly and even peered behind the ash
barrel. There was no trace ot Ted Wil
liams or his ghost.
"You're a fool!" screamed Mrs. Williams
after him as a parting shot as she weut
back to her rooms.
"I guess I am," said Jim feebly; "gone
Just then a low whistle struck his ear,
and something between a whine aud
"Has mother gone?" asked a cautious
Jim flew around, looking on the ground
with big eyes, and then turned his gaze to
ward the heavens.
"Where are you, Tedf" ha cried in dis
tress. "In the barrel," said the voice. "Ilai
mother gone sure?"
"Yes yes." Jim rushed to the barrel,
cast lu a searching glance. "You ain't
dead, Ted?" he inquired anxiously.
"No," said Ted, speaking with difficulty
In his close quarters, "but yon nearly fixed
me. And then I must have come to, for I
heard mot her, and I jumped for my life in
here. She'd finish me, certain, I'ddruther
you'd do It."
Jim was working away at the ragged
portions of bis companion's clothing.
"Cau't you help yourself?" he asked at
length, "everything gives way as soon as I
"I s'pose you'll fall on me noon's ever I
get out," panted Ted, working his way over
the barrel top.
"Never," declared Jim with Immense
emphasis. "I've touched yon the lost time
iu my life. You may smash my posies a
dozen times, but I dou't pitch into you."
"Smash your posies?" said Ted now on
terra firms, "what do you mean?"
"It's no use for you t o pretend you didn't
do it," said Jim in contempt, "you said you
would, and you have; took the time when
you knew I wasu't at home to shy the
"I hain't allied a stone at your window,
as true as Hive and breathe," declared Ted,
feeling of his back and legs.
"Well, a brick, then; makes no odds to
m wliat't-wn done with, There's the hole
in the glass, and my posy smashed. . You
can't put that back again Btraight and
same as it was liefore."
"Jim," said Ted, drawing quite nenr and
speaking excitedly, "I hain't done a thing
to you uor your window nor your posy.
Hope I may die if I have."
But Jim, not caring to hear useless talk,
was half way home, which he presently
reached, and Mrs. Mulligan having suc
cumbed to her comforting tea, ho threw
himself with his clothes on into his bed in
the little box of a room, without conversa
tion of any sort to detain him.
Along in the middle of the night, Jim
was couscious of a terrible feeling at his
chest, as it all the pangs of a guilty con
science were at work within bim. There
was nothing evil he did not believe him
self capable of committing at this moment.
Blackness was around him, and hope ut
terly dead; and to enhance the dire distress
of mind, something sharp and stinging
was producing a dreadful pain of body. It
seemed for all the world as if the fangs of
the law be bad violated were fastened on
him and were bearing him off, perhaps to
an ash barrel, deeper than the one in Ituga
mulliu court, from which he wus not soon
to get out.
"Ted!" he roared, In one mighty scream.
Mrs. Mulligan at that sprang from her
comfortable feather bed, dreaming of
Christmasc8she bad never bad, antl rushed
to him. But before she reached his side,
she changed her frightened cry.
"Shoo-scat! get out you!" Then she
threw herself into a chair to laugh im
moderately. Jim sat straight in bed to stare at her.
"What was it?" he gasped, feeling of hh
chest uud arms, unable yet to believe that
be was safe .it home.
"The one who smashed your posy," said
Mrs. Mulligan, pointing tragically to the
window. "This time she was after thj
crumbs of your supper in your pocket; a
big black cat who went out of the same
hole she made coming in."
"Oh!" said Jim. -Margaret Sidney in
This is the season when a young woman
blows iu a dollar for a young man's Christ
mas present, and lie has to see her and go
her- about fifteen better. Washington
All Be Cares About.
Young woman, never mind about the
value of the gift you send him. If your
heart goes with it that's all he'll cam
about. Hartford Post.
The Cause of It.
"J ust think how unhappy the little sav
sges must be," said a Sunday school
tacher, trying to point a moral. "They
have no Chrhtuias ut all. Can any of you
tell mo why?"
"It's because they haven't any stockings
to wear," ch'ipped in little Johnny. Chi
In the Blocking.
The maid who by hor dainty hose
To Santa Clans appeals.
Should surely darn .ho tiny toes
And eke the littl heels.
Tho Alliance Leader: In Cliatauqua
county there is a whole district that is
entirely abandoned, not a solitary in
dividual loft; oven the grass on tho
farms has not been cut, and that with
in twenty-tivo miles of Jamestown,
one of the best inland markets in I he
slato. Oh, no; there is nothing w; o.ig
in a system that builds up the c :ius
and villuq;os at the expense of the
country a system that breeds a lot of
weak-kneed, shallow-brained, spindled
dudes in tho place of the sturdy yeo
manry of other days. $ev.
entecn years ago Christopher (Van
dal 1 ownod 100 acres of land on
I'hillips creek, and at that time ho
was offered (30 per acre for it but
refused to sell it at that price. In an
evil moment he hired 1700, hard times
camo on, and tho worry, work and
strain upon him drove him into an
insane asylum. His family broke up
and scattered. Last weok his farm
was sold to satisfy tho mortjrr.ga,
which hr.d now reached over 1,200.
After a quarter of a century of labor
and improvement ujion this homo, it
has, under the present robber system,
depreciated over one-half in value; iJ
sold for 11-1.25 per acre. Oh. no;
there is nothing wrong with the times.
Mew PetlUeal Moaary.
Legislature A place where, corpor
ations purchase their privilege.
Election Tha people's amen to
the prayer formulated by the bosses.
Candidate Ode who l In the hands
of his many friend.
Congres A collection of indivi
dual who drink good whisky and
despoil the people ot their substance.
Corporation An artificial person,
which being once created, cannot be
controlled by its creator.
1'eclaration of Independence A
once respected charter of the people'
liberties, but which Is now out of date,
since the people have no liberties.
Constitution A written plan of trov-
ernment, which Is now nerer adverted
to except "for the general welfare."
Machine Democrat One who come
to the "scratch" when the whip
Boodle Republican Ditto.
Free-man One who look the whole
world in tho face and votes as his con
science dictates. Union Labor.
"Keep in the Middle of tho Eoad."
People's Party Medal !
Mute ef olid Alnmtnnm, the ilm of Mil w dol
lar, weighs about us much as a I weal y ft ve cent fitere,
AUumiiuui In stronger than Iruu mid no heavier
than wood. It la more valuable to humanity than
f old or Hirer, its coat In hulk la no gruator than
opper and U la iMKvmitngt'hrrtiH'r from day today,
as Improved niotluxls or securing It are UkvIucU.
The best practical IlluntiatlouiiCthe fallacy of bar
ter money. Its "intriiiNlo value" is far irrcaler than
that of gold or sliver, Uunurli their market value Is
oiffher. The)reverH6 side-of tU uiftlai contains the
words: "Coin mem. rat iv of the r'ounilinajof tha
People's Party Mv Inch and 90th. IK-tl at Cincinnati,
Ohio.' It Is sold for tha purpt.se of raising cam
paign funds for the National Committee.
imXCIJ BO O331NTF0.
Liberal discount to reform speakers, and organi
sations. It is expected that many speakers will be able to
pay their way by He sale of this medal.
Loteveryliodv Iwoin Ice sale.
In ordering state wlicrlier yon want the medal
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carried aa a pocket piece.
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fl. flew Dadge.
The nroompanyln g design
speaks for Itself. People's Party
tor our Country and Fiairtt;
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Bend orders to
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Oners superior facilities for acquiring a knowledge
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Fur circulars address, I). 11. LILUMUlXiK. fret.,
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The demand for the little book was to very
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This Is far the largest songster in the market
for the price, and the carefully prepared In
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More of these books are In use t han any other
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simply wonderfull. With largly Increased
facilities for publishing, all orders can be
filled the snrne day recolved, whethor by the
dozen or thousand. Price, single copy, pa
per 30c; board, SiSo. post paid. Per dozen,
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pages too. ALU AM I'ub. Co.,
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COL. JESSE HARPER
Say8"The Money Monopoly" i
for utility, the best book now in print a cy
clopedia almost priceless.
HON. D. f!. DEAVER, of Omaha. Neb.,
writes to '"The Vahmekh Almahck:" "The
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112 large pages. PricoSfto: I0for$1.7&. Ad
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The author will send a sample copy of the
book to any Alliance or Assembly at the
Or blizzards in South Florida. Orange, lemon,
pineapple, banana and vegetable land In
small tracts, on lung time. Send for copy of
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Homes and Irrigated Farms, Gardens
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Splendid location for business and in
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city of Corinne, situated in the middle
of the valley on the Central Pacific U.K.
The lands of the Bear lliver valley are
now thrown open to settlement by the
construction of the mammoth system of
irrigation from the Bear lake and river,
just completed by the Bear Uivor Canal
Co., at a cost of 3.00J,000. Tho com
pany controls 100,000 acres of these line
lands and owns many lots and business
locations in the city of Corinne, and is
now prepared to sell on easy terms to
settlers and colonies. Tho elimate, soil,
aad irrigating facilities are pronounced
unsurpassed by competent judges who
declare the valley to bo tho Paradise of
the Farmer, Fruit Grower and Stock
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schools and churches at Corinne City,
and Home Markets exist for every kind
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A full assortment of
FORSET AND FRUIT TREES,
Plants, vinos, eto.. tf hardiest sort for Ne
braska. Special prices to Alliance societies.
send lor price list to north uknu niihkeriks.
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U. J.WALSH, Vice-President.
R. C. OUTCALT, Cashier.
J. W. 'MAXWELL, Assistant Cashier.
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'-. BANKERS '-.
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EUREKA TUBULAR GATE,
Eureka Gate Co., Waterloo, Iowa.
Farmers, Stocknien,EaIlroad Companies and All Others
A number of different styles made suitable for all
Order a Sample Gato and You will Uso noOiher.
J. W. Hartley, Allliance State Agent has made arrangements for
selling these Gates Direct to Members of tho Alliance at
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lyTl -' 1 , All grain weighed, inspected and tor
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