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HARRISON - - NEBRASKA
WILL KEEP YOU DRY.
Don't b fooled witb a mackintosh
or rubber coat, if vou want coat
trust wilt keep you dry in the hard
est ft tor m buy the Fish Brand
Slicker, if not for sale in your
town, write for catalogue to
A. J. TOWER. Boston. Mas.
lis whiten the kitchen table: Spread
it all over with a thin paste of chloride
Uom and hot water ; leave on all night,
I in the morning waah off.
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Dtmastou. Om Bos mi
iHtwTiil mu, nuu., ra.
FOR 14 CENTS
Ws siah to aU Ifcia gal
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Earn iniBaruBion .
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Waft $1.00, for 14 Cts. u
Aboaa H pkga.. worth 11.00. a will
ail jou rraa. logauiar wun oar pan
laat and Haad t .ataloana- npoa ra
il of UUa aatlae and I lay
a inrira roar trada and kaoa whan
fou onca try ttalaar'a SarSa raa will
. nevar gat along without thaa) Om
imm Head and opals- raaa
IM at II IO a aL Calalata
alnna 5 oanta. Ka C. N.
Jn Honest Man..
Can buy land cbtap in Northern
Nebraska and make a home lor
himself that will be a continual
source of income sufficient to
maintain bis family and enalile
aim to accunuUte a surplus.
CAN HE DO IT ON A SALARY ?
Nebraska raiaed in 1898 :
MI.OOO.OOO bushels Corn.
,000,000 bnshels Wheat.
760,000 head of Cattle (Surplus)
1,000,000 head of Hogs (Surplus)
The Poultry and Poultry product
inted to over I7,w,i"ju.
Jfcia the Pioneer Ka Iroad to
Vorth Nebraska, Lemrai
easing ana me duck nun,
Hot Springs and Dead wood.
Oed weigheth more with how much
a. aaaa worketh than how much h
oeth. He doth much tbat loveth much
Keep an eye to the future shape of tb
rMand timely remove all small, need
leM crossing: and crocked limbs.
Give the house plants as much liebl
M possible during the day and darknesc
sHh a lower temperature at night.
OM geraniums having a tendency tc
Moosn profusely should oe stripped o
mH their buds as soon as they appear
If the roots of a tree are frozen and
I out of the ground or are in con-
; with the air, the tree will be killed.
H II II Fl
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BACKACHE is a symptom.
Something makes the backache and that something
requires attention or the backache can never be perma
Matlj stopped. " I suffered for years with a long list of
troubles," writes Mrs. C. Klenk, of Wells, Minn. (Box 151), to
Mrs. Pinkham. "and I want to
tknk you for my complete re
oorery. Lydia E. Pinkham 's Vege
table Compound is a wonderful
medicine for women.
1 " I had severe female complaints
dng terrible backache and
1 prostration ; was dizzy most
Ike time, had headache and such a tired feeling. I now have
taken seven bottles of your Compound and have also used the
Senative Wash and feel like a new woman. I mast say I never
had anything help me so much. I have better health than I
over bad in my life. I sleep well at night, and can work all
lay without feeling tired. I
Cttttl and sent for t3M doctor; and be said that it was for
f Hats for M that H earae away. I got quite welt after that
tad hav fow Ctmnmi aloao to thank for my fooovery."
KakSerfeo of mmmm m.;v e stantiy wUk backache. Other
rotate sarJattades have koaa reUered of it by sirs. PuUua'a
Every robber who holds a man u !
deaexlued afterward as being a "very
tall man." Of course he it. It la fear
tbat make him tall. Put a run In tb
hands of a midget, and if he point H
at you he la a tall, big man.
Peacb and plam tree are leei liable tc
dieease when grown in the poultry vard.
At the came time they affurd shade fui
A tight sod aronnd growing trees doe
not give them a chance to develop. Keer
a email circle around the aiem toft and
Quinces, grapes, blackberries, rasp
berries, gooaeberriea and enrrenta are all
readily propagated by cutting. Now it
a good time for this work.
Wasted Cora in Har-reatina;.
It may seem one of the simplest of al!
farm operations to cut and put stand
ing corn in stook. Yet In every field
where five or six men are working to
gether In cutting, a close obserrer will
note that some rows of atooks show
the corn cut low down, with very little
breaking off of ears, and eves the suck
ers well cleaned up around the bills,
while other rows of stooka will enow
the reverse of these conditions. It la,
therefore, really skilled labor that th
expert In corn cutting shows, and ws
believe that the expert In mis case, as
In every other, la entitled to larger com
pensation for the skill with which Um
work baa been done. Ex. . ;
THE EXCELLENCE OF SYKUP OF FIGS
ia due not only to the originality and
simplicity of the combination, but also
to the care and skill with which it ia
manufactured by scientific processes
known to the California Flo 8tbpp
Co. only, and we wish to impress upon
all the importaroe of purchasing the
true and original remedy. As the
genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured
by the Calitoksia Fig Syrup Co.
only, a knowledge of that fact will
assist one in avoiding the worthies
imitations manu f-actu red by other par
ties. The high standing of the Cali
fornia Fio Srxup Co. with the medi
cal profession, and the satisfaction
which the genuine Syrup of Figa baa
given to millions of families, makes
the name of the Company a guaranty
of the excellence of its remedy. It ia
far in advance of all other laxatives,
as it acts on the kidneys, liver and
bowels without irritating or weaken
ing them, and it does not gripe nor
nauseate. In order to get its beneficial
effects, please remember the name of
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
san manctae. cat
baCISTILLE. Kv. HEW TSRIt, K. T.
The incubator should take the plaoc
of the hen, if you intend to make the
chicken business pay.
Et. Jacobs Oil carea Rfurttainav
St. Jacobs Oil M Neuralgia,
St. Jacobs Oil " Lumbag
St. Jacoba Oil " Sciatica,
St Jacobs Oil " Sprain
St. Jacobs Oil " Bruiiaa
St. Jacoba Oil " Sotaoasa
6t. Jacobs Oil " Ktiffnan.
St. Jacobs Oil M Backaooa
St, Jacobs Oil " Maacx'a"
give Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound all the
credit, for I know it has)
cured me of all my
troubles. I would not
do without your reme
dies for anything."
Mm. E. Furrow, of
Meade. Mieh.. writes :
"Two years ago I was
troubled with constant
was very nerv.
on. I resolved
to try your medi
cine and took two
bottles of Lydia
w. m m h m
wwJ Vegetable Com
7 pound, and on taking
1 the third a tumor was
I expelled. I was a Httla
An i Xfii-dilioii h:ss been nrgnulzed In
Enpliii.'d for ii'tii'vv exploration of the
Atlantic- (IcpiliK. with a view to set
tling the a 1 1 it stion whether life In the
ocean is toiitiui-d to ueitH near uie sur
face and the bottom, or whether the
Intermediate zones are also Inhabited.
The steamship Oceana, fitted with new
apparatus, lucluding self-closing nets,
Is to carry the explorers.
The deepest shaft in Colorado is that
of the Geyser Mine, at Silver Cliff,
which penetrates the rock to a depth
of 2,400 feet But even that is a shallow
puncture beside the one which goe
down Into the depths of the Comstock
Ijode, again active and productive. In
that wonderful treasure house, from
which more than five hundred millions
in value have been taken out. the new
explorations are expected to reach a
depth of six thousand feet.
The wasp, like the bee, ia ruled by a
queen. She gathers the material for
the beginning of a nest With powerful
Jaws she chews up wood Into pulp, and
mixes it with a gummy substance se
creted by herself; and thus the founda
tions of the bouse are laid. Then a
few eggs are hatched out, the young
are nurtured, the work of construction
is carried on a little further until the
queen mother's progeny I uiperfectly
developed females are able to assist
her In the undertaking.
Within the past year aluminum has
been introduced in India for the manu
facture of cooking utensils employed
by the native inhabitants. The experi
ment was begun at Madras, and It is
reported that the native metal-workers
have readily substituted aluminum for
copper and brass, while refusing to
change the traditional shapes which
for generations have been given to
their utensils. , They Insist on genuine
hand-work, and some of them have de
velojied much skill la manipulating the
It appears that the new planet, DQ,
as "astronomers now call It, which at
times comes so near the earth, made
one of the closest iKissilile approaches
in 1894; It Is "hard luck," and Just a
little surprising, that It was not dlscov.
ered then, for it will not be again so
favorably placed until 1924, when for
some days it will be lew? than 14,000,
000 miles distant from the earth. In
Decemlier, 1900, It will come within
about 30,000.000 miles, and in 1917 a lit
tie closer. One of our American astron
omers suggests tor It tne name or
Pluto, but whether the discoverer, who,
according to accepted astronomical
usage, has the right to name it, will ac
cept the suggestion remains to be seen.
The llartz Mountains In Genua
are the center of the canary bird
try. The birds raised there hav
for the training of their voices. The
best voices are carefullj selected, and
their owners s-t apart ill ii eiass b)
themselves. A canary with a faultless
voice and lonpr exis rlence in sinking is
chosen for a teacher. When the time
comes to train the young birds they are
I suffered to hear and imitate only the
pure notes of the leader of the schoool.
The Kt Audrensls-rg canaries are reck
oned the finest singers lu the world.
Singing schools for birds also exist in
New York, where imported German
bullfinches are trained with the aid of
a flute, a reed organ and the human
voice. The trainers aie marveolusly
expert whistlers. Bullfinches can lie
taught to ple the tunes of popular
songs and operas.
Taking Ha by 10 ttee Grandpa.
"John, are you sure you have the
"Yes, my dear. You have the can of
milk all right."
"Oh, yes. You didn't forget the extra
wraps, did you?"
"No; here they are."
"Nor the extra linen?"
"No, Indeed. You have the bag witb
the toilet things, haven't you?"
"Yes, dear. Oh, John, won't mother
be pleased! You are positive you have
"Yes, yes, my dear. Also the wraps
"And I have the milk and toilet
Well, I guess we're all here, then.
And here's our train. Hasn't the little
darling been good 7 Hue hasn't given
you a bit of trouble, has she?"
"What? Me? John, haven't you got
"Why, no. I thought "
"Oh! Oh! Oh! How could you for
get her? Oh, my poor little baby! You
unnatural father! And she's all alone
in the house, and I'm sure It's burned
up by this time! Oh, my baby, my
baby, my baby!"
"Here, Mary, get in here quick. Cab
by, drive like the devil borne again."
Dialects of the Philippines.
According to a Spanish missionary,
who resided eighteen years In the Phil
ippines, there is no language that Is
common to all the islands, but each
canton has a dialect peculiar to Itself.
All these dialects, however, bare some
affinity, somewhat like that which ex
ists between the Italian dialects of
Lombardy, Welly and Tuscany. On
the Island of Luzon there are sis dia
lects, some of which are current In the
other Islands. The moat universal are
the Tagala and Blsaya. The latter to
very coarse, while the former Is more
polished and peculiar, and to such a
agree that a Roman Catholic mlesioo
atr who bad a thorough knowledge of
everything pertaining to the Islands
was sccuefocsed to say that the Tagala
bad the aoaatagaa of few
of the principal tongues of the worlo
that it was mysterious. like the He
brew; that It had the articles of the
Greek, as well for appellations as for
proper nouns; that it was as elegant
and copious as Latin, and that It was
as well adapted as Latin for compli
ments and negotiations.
The natives make use of but three
vowels, and have but twelve con
sonants, which they express differently
by placing a dot above or Ih-Iow them.
They have learned from F.umpeans to
write from left to right Inste.id of from
top to bottom as they formerly wrote.
Palm leaves were formerly used for
pat,n-r, ami an iron style tor a pen.
They use writing for correspondence
only, as they have no books of wii'm
or history. The missionaries furnish
the religious works printed iu the va
rious dialects of the Islands.
The natives of the Moluccas have a
very pleasing way of corresondliig
with their friends. They arrange flow
ers of different colors in a Irouquet In
such a way tbat the receiver under
stands by examining the varieties and
their shades (which represent so many
characters), what his friend Intended
to say to him.
The average amount of sickness In
human life Is nine days out of the year.
Leather money circulated In Russia
so recently as the time of Teter the
It costs over $15 a minute to fire the
Maxim gun at the rate of 750 shots a
Five hundred trading vessels leave
the Thames daily for all parts of the
A sign before the door of a New York
dentist reads thus: "Teeth exlracted
while you wait"
The finest lemon orchards In the
world are those in Sicily, where an
acre of lemons Is ortb $1,500.
The constant labor of four persona
for an entire year is required to pro
duce a cashmere shawl of the best
The most extensive cemetery in Eu
rope is that at Rome, In which over six
million human beings hare been In
terred. A curious butterfly exists In India.
The male has the left wiug yellow and
the right one red; the female lias these
Itusla stands fourth as a naval
power, Japan sixth. The order Is Great
Britain, France, the United States
Russia. Germany, Japan.
One of the choicest delicacies In Ja
maica is a huge white worm found In
the heart of the cabbage palm. It
tastes, when cooked, like almonds.
The oldest sailing craft in the world
Is the so-called Gokstad ship, a Viking
vessel, discovered in a sepulchral
mound on the shores of Christians
fjord. It Is a thousand years old.
There are now about 350 public li
braries In Great Britain, says Science.
These libraries contain over five mil-
Hull vo, nines iiiu ii
seven million book
annual attendance of readers is about
sltv million. In conioarisou with
these figures the following, recently
published, will be Interesting: There
are 844 public libraries In Australia
with 1.400.000 volumes; 298 . with
330,000 volumes, in New Zealand; one
hundred, with three hundred thousand
volumes, In South Africa. In Canada
the public libraries contain over l,5o0,
000 volumes. In 18'.ti the United States,
according to government statistics, pos
sessed 4,020 public and school libraries
containing 33,051,872 volumes.
Ancient Hjf nibollsm of the Glove.
In the history of dress the roaltlon of
the glove is unique. There was a time
when the glove was an emblem of con
fidence. Forming a part of the regal
habit it became a budge of rank. In
the Middle Ages the ceremony of in
vestiture Id conferring dignities or be
stowing lands was consummated by the
giving of a glove. Likewise, the depri
vation of gloves was a ceremony of
degradation. Then, too. It was the cus
tom to give gloves In payment of rent,
the gloves being accepted as a guaran
tee of a retainer's service, which was
the chief condition of tenure. On the
Scotch border the glove held a high
place as a gage. Here a glove trorne on
the (Kiliit of a lance proclaimed an act
of perfidy. Biting the glove was a sign
of hostile Intent and the usual prelude
to a quarrel. Throughout the history
of dress they are found symlrollcal of
pledges, gages, gifts or favors. Gloves
also form part of burial rites, and were
carried In funeral processions until the
middle of the eighteenth century. When
a maiden died It was the custom to
place In the center of the garland which
was borne on her coffin a pair of white
gloves a symbol of virginity and liino
cenee. Woman's Home Companion.
Orlain of Cemet -rlea.
In ancient times burials were alwayi
outside the walls of a city or town. In
deed, before the time of Christianity It
ss not lawful to bury the (lend within
the limits. About the end of the sixth
century St Augustine obtained of King
Ethelbert a temple of Idols- used by
I lie king before his con version and
made a burying place of It, ind St
Cutljbert afterward obtained leave of
the Pope (A. D. 752) to have ynr.lr
made to thehurcbes suitable for the
burial of the dead.
Oood Grownd fbr Divorce.
Mrs. Green I bear tbat Sarah Jim
sob Is going to get a divorce from uei
Mrs. Brown Yes; and I don't bis me
her one mite. He's a monster. Would
J9U believe It be actually need one ol
her gelf sticks for a poker the oiUet
Cheating in Wrlttht.
The latest fraud to fleece farmers Is
ibe scale shrlnker, which has been sold
In vast numbers throughout the West
The appliance is made of hardened
iteel. The end lutroduced lias a raised
portion or lug on one side, which has
1 tendency when introduced to length
en the beam so as to cause it to weigh
less than It should. Careful testa with
the device have produced the follow
ing results: (1) Scale balanced proper
ly at 1,000 pounds with shrlnker at
tached, 800 pounds; (2) four hogs
weighed 1,310 pounds, and with shriuk
er 1,270, an average shrinkage of ten
pounds to each hog; (3) twelve hogs
weighed 4,545 pounds and with shrlnk
er 4.405, an average shrinkage of 11
pounds to each hog. In the Illustration
Fig. 1 shows the appliance, which Is
SIIR1XKIXO I It V II B.
V -shape and made of hardened steel;
the end Introduced has a raised por
tion, or. In other words, a lug on one
side, which has a tendency when Intro
duced to lengthen the beam so as to
cause It to weigh less than It should
weigh. Fig. 2 shows another section
of the shrinker. Fig. 3 Is a handle.
made so as to fit over the top of the
scale beam, and hi used to tip the scale
beam so that one hand pressed on the
rod connected with the lever on the
scale raises the loop connected with the
beam so as to allow a space to inRert
the shrlnker In the diamond-shaped
knife, or bearing, on each Ride of the
scale holding the rod. Fig. 4 shows the
handle in place, with the hand pressing
on the rod In order to raise the ring,
which fits on the diamond-shaped lug
on the scale beam, showing the shrlnk
er as being put into the aperture.
Making Hull linsia Warm.
Thousands of farm buildings are cold
In winter, for the want of some such
protection as that suggested In the il
lustration, which Is from the Orange
Judd Farmer. Along the inside wall.
curving out around the studding, Is
stretched strong, reslu-slzed building
Dauer. It Is snugly fastened fo the
walls with laths, as shown, the second
course of pajrer lapping over the first
j and the edges held by horizontal strips
of lath, as at tne iHiitorn. Mi. ua metn
1 od of making old walls tight Is very In-
j expensive, ami the result Is altogether
excellent. One cannot put paper under
old shingles and elaplvourds, but he can
sheath the Inside In this maimer, and
Mr.Tiioo or fastf-sixo pa Pit h.
can do It so easily as to make the furth
er Inlet of cold air perfectly inexcus
Clover aad Timothy Feerl.
Clover and timothy seed should be
sown early. Sow on a light snow, or
when the ground Is slightly frozen,
about the middle of the month. Sow
fifteen pounds, or one peck, of clover-
seed to the acre. Thick seeding will
prevent weed growth. On barren hill
sides and on fields that have had little
inimal manure cloverseed will fall to
germinate, owing to a lack of plant
food. Spread a thin coat of Stable
manure over the land after the seed is
sown. If manure cannot be had,
spread a thin coat of straw, and sow
250 pounds of kalnlt and 200 pounds of
bone phosphate to the acre. The chem
ical manures will' furnish (lie plant
food, and the straw will afford a covet-
og for the young seid.
Plunninc an Income.
At the commencement of each sraaon
every farimT should calculate and plan
to make his farm yield him a certain
and definite Income. There is some
thing almost magical In having an ob
ject In view. Ivstlinate the yield from
the wheat corn and hay, and the re
turns from the raws, sheep, hogs- and
poultry; then put down opposite to
these the taxes, the Insurance, wages,
feed slid repair bills; by knowing ex
actly what sum Is needed esch month,
S preWy fair estimate may Ire hud ami
she Income can be planned accordingly,
Owalna vs, Beating Lead,
A great many larmers, wnen age
obliges them to retire from the active
management of their farms, dlsllks
very much to sell the place where so
many years of their life have been
spent To this cause we attribute their
attempts to rent their farms, thinking
tbat they caa thes have something to
oay about bow the farm should be
Bet an skeae rested farms
ill lis ill 1
aoon run down, and though tn owner
nrny get his rent It Is at the expense of
a constant depreciation of property.
Selling the farm outright, Mid taking a
mortgage ou it Im security. Is much
safer. Few men wn a farm will
be satlsllcd to we It depreciate. Be
sides, the mortgage on farm property
bears a higher rate of interest than the
farmer could make by any other way
of Investing his money.-American Cul
tivator. What thr Farm liar-den SbotiM Re.
The garden should never contain lese
than half an acre, and better be two
acres. A garden of this ni.e can easily
be worked with a horse, saving much
hand labor, which is required In amaH
er plots. If more is grown than required
for home use It can usually be disponed
of at some near-by market, or to some
nelghlwir who will not have a garden.
Or the area can be devoted to potatoes,
or roots for slock can be increased. Bo
Ing near the house, it Is of eaRy accesa,
and the farmer can siend many halt
hours working his garden, when be
would not think of going to the field fof
tbat length of time.
The garden should contain all ths
small fruits, such as berries, currants.
etc. Plant these in single rows, ana rax
enough apart so that they can be easily
cultivated. The space between ean be
devoted to some v ;etable, which will
compel working liiound the shrub, If
the market gardener, upon lands rang
lng In price from $300 to $1,008 per
acre, can upon half a dozen acres sell
more dollars' worth of produce than
are sold off many large farms, why
may not the farmer grow In his own
garden articles for food that will take
the place of much of the more expen
sive commodities bought In town? The
garden can not be hud without labor,
but with less, considering the amount
produced, than Is required for general
farm crops. Two and sometimes three
crops can be grown uron the sams
ground In one season. With the addi
tion of a few hotbed sash the gareen
an be made to produce fresh vegeta
bles for the table all the year round.
The following is said to have been
proved an excellent treatment for barb-
wire cuts: Wash the cut thoroughly
with caslile soap, using tepid water",
after washing, spray the wound well
with a weak solution of carbolic add.
and then dust over it all the fresh, air
slaked lime that will adhere. This
treatment should lie given every day.
No wrapping or covering is needed.
The same treatment would doubtless
be good In cases where horses get theii
pasterns burned or cut with a st&ks
A hhovel for Hediling.
Where leaves, chaff and sawdust art
osed for bedding, a very large, light
shovel la needed for handling them ex
peditiously and neab
ly. Such an Imple
ment is shown in thi
tration. It can easily
Ire made in the boms
workshop, using half-inch pine board
for the sides and bottom and mi-Inch
spruce for the back. Into wiiich ths
ha iidle is fitted. Beddltig lor Several
animals can then be taken up at on
Green Hone for Kens.
The feed of sliced litie for hens li
much more than so much grit In tht
gizzard to enable them to digest thetl
food. It Is Itself food of the very best
sort to make eggs, furnishing the gela
tine for the egg mid lime for the shell.
Dried, cooked or burned bones are no4
nearly so good, as the gelatine has
been expelled from the Urne, and It
lime is also In less soluble condition
than while It Is in the green state. But
a hen's gizzard is equal to the task ef
grinding up almost anything. A dlel
of green bone and whole wheat is prob
ably the best of all for egg production.
The Fnmmer'a Firewood,
Firewood for the summer should b
hauled to the woodshed and piled n
under cover. When the days are wt
and too disagreeable for outside work
the wood can be sawed, split and piled,
ready for summer use. The brush from
trimming the trees In the orchard and
the corncobs. If dry, make excellent
kindling wood, and these should al
ways be gathered and placed handy fof
the kitchen fire.
Keep Horses' Mansers Mean.
Much dust and soiled food la apt ts
accumulate In the horse's manger, and
as he Is all the time breathing over It
the manger quickly becomes so offen
sive that much food Is wasted. Much
of this feed will, however, be eaten by
cattle, as they will eat freely aftet
horses. The horse has a more dellcats
taste than any other farm animal ex
cept a sheep.
l-'.arlr Pics and Lambs.
Unless a farmer has a warm base
ment barn It Is not worth while for
lil in to have either uimbs or pigs much
before the last of March. Kven with
sufficient warmth there is not enough
sunlight before March for young pigs.
They will almost Inevitably bo kept
back In their growth, and probably will
not be any heavier at hog killing time
than pigs farrowed a month later.
In almost all farmhouses after pota
toes sre peeled for cooking fhe usual
but wasteful way la to throw them In
the swill barrel for the pigs. They sre
very little good for pigs, but If cooked
and mixed with wheat bran or fine mid
dlings they make sn excellent feed for
It Is under contemplation to attseh a
phonograph department to the British
museum. In which would be stored la
cylinder form the voices of great ro
ple. In the event of this scheme being
realised the Queen would be asked te
speak Jala the lasuameat
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