Hemingford herald. (Hemingford, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1895-190?, September 13, 1895, Image 9

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cr cnrriod a big
bunch of pink roses,
with him when he
called on Alma
Bcntloy with an
Important mission
in htB mind, and ho
folt that ho was
particularly fortu
nate In having
them, at tbey were
country-bred roses, grown properly In
the open air, and tho last of the sea
son. Ho had heard the young woman be
moan the fact that she never saw any
rosea except those raised in hot-houses,
that eha did not consider art superior
to nature, and should never forget tho
dear rose3 that grew In tho country,
In the garden of their old home they
wero filled with tender associations.
Therefore Lawrenco Hunter was full
of a happy importance, as ho presented
her with the rosea ho had plucked him
self from the bushes in a friend's gar
den that samo day.
"You will find them delightfully fra
grant," ho said, as she took tho great
bunch of bloom in her fine, slim hands,
and looked at them with Buch loving
appreciation that the young man's pulse
went up to fever heat.
She was dressed as became a rose
queen, in snowy white, and her golden
hair was bound with a filet of blue,
which color enhanced tho fairness of
her coinpkxion, as she probably meant
it should, in the artlessness of art. And
as she held her lovely face with Its
delicato rose-color above the roses, the
young man, strengthened his resolve to
proposo that
But there Is an old adage about man
proposing. Tho queenly Alma know
that she could not continue to hold thp
roses without weariness, even flowers
become burdensome, under certain con
ditions, and she placed them tenderly
in a china vase, and when they were
arranged to suit her fastidious taste,
lingered to drink in their subtle beauty.
"They bring up tho sweetest asso
ciations of a happy past," she Bald,
romantically. "Petals of pink, and
hearts of gold, how I love you! I revel
In your adorable sweetness!"
And she burled her face ln,the mass
of roses, the better to inhale their
odor, and then Lawrence, who felt the
insanity of jealousy stealing over him,
noticed that her slender form wa3 shak
en with sobs, and he sprung to her as
sistance. But she gave a wild shriek
and escaped from the room, leaving
the astonished lover gazing into space.
He heard cries and exclamations, the
hurry of flying feet, doors slamming,
and silence. He waited, but no ono
"fc-wtalmflMaiifet ihx
fSgSiwn'- iJiw1iJ)j HjlJait
n I'l ir ti Mil ' ip I
fill Mf $m-
came, and ho went homo with a pro
found conviction that he had just es
caped making a fool of himself that
Alma Bontley was a woman with a
past, that ho would call on her or cul
tivate her society, no longer. And he
lay awako all night, thanking his
stars that he was not her accepted hus
band. The next day ho watched anxiously
for somo word, a note, any explanation,
but none came. He wandered that way
In the evening, and finding the house
dark and closed, was so piqued and
('curious that ho rung tho bell and In
quired if tho young woman was at
"Yes," the domestic said, "but not
able to see any ono quite 111, under
tho doctor's care."
"Tho plot thickens," said the" young
man to himself, as ho turned away,
more in lovo than ever, and determined
to probe tho mystery to Its depths.
'Suppose she had a past so had he, and
ho laughed grimly as he thought of
'some pages of his life that ho would
have been glad to tear out and burn.
Poor little girl! Some foolish romance
of her early teens that had ross in it
and a lover! What then? How many
love affairs of his own had left memo
ries and associations only he was a
man nd could forget. Well, he would
teach her to forget if sho would give
him her confidence and love!
He waited meekly but expectantly
a week two weeks, and when a third
had nearly passed, met Alma face to
face. Both wero riding, but
she threw him a sweet smile
and a bow as they passed,
and he thought he had never seen her
looking bo well, not excepting that fatal
evening of the roses.
After a decorous time he called, and
was as nervous as a woman as he wait
ed to hear the rustle of her silken
eklrtfl, and learn from her lips the mys
tery of the incident of the roses.
There was Mi hint of Illness or pal
lor, but just a slight shado of anxiety
on her faco as sho cordially welcomed
the young man.
"You must have thought me out oi
my senses," she said, as soon as they
were seated, "when I rushed out of tho
room that night; but I could not help I
Jt, I lout all my self-control and cried
like a child. Mamma said I was very
"Wero you bo much overcome?"
asked Lawrenco kindly.
"Overcome? I was blind, frantic with
"I havo hoard," Bald tho young man,
"of people to whom tho odor Of cortaln
flowers was painful on nccount ot
memories. If I had only known (that
my unfortunato roses had tho power to
rouso slumbering recollections of hap
pier days, rather than rovlvo such
memories, I would havo left them with
er on their stems!"
"Memories," repeated Alma vaguely,
"what had they to do with mo? 'I don't
understand you, Mr. Hunter."
"Was it not an overpowering rush
of associations connected with tho rose3
that brought on your attack of Ill
ness?" Alma stared a moment, then laughed
"No, indeed, it was tho overpower
ing rush of a bco concealed in ono of
tho roses, and It stung my poor lip so
that I was a fright for weeks and suf
fered from the poison, too."
"And It wasn't a memory?" Law
rence's tone was jubilant
"No, but It Is cow, and a very dis
agreeable one. I am plodgcd hereafter
to artificial roses."
"Let me havo tho life-long position
of poi6on-taster to my queen," sug
gested Lawrenco gallantly, and his
queen, being in tho mood, accepted him
for the position.
Would Melt a SOO.OOO Mllo' Iclclo In tt
bliiRlo Second.
Wo believo that wo are speaking tho
truth when wo say that thero Is no
more than ono person in ten who has
anything like a correct idea of what an
Iclclo forty-five miles in diameter and
200,000 In length would look like. It
Is also true that there Is no necessity
for ono being provided with a mind
that would enable him to form a correct
conception of such a gigantic cylinder
of ice, for there is no piobabillty that
any one will over live to seo an iclclo
even half so largo, yet it Is interesting
to know that Sir John Hcrschel, the
great astronomer, used an Illustration
In one of his articles on tho Intensity
of the sun's heat After giving tho
diameter of tho great blazing orb, and
a calculation on tho nmount of hent
radiated by each square foot of its im
mense surface, he closed by saying that
if it were possible for an icicle forty
five miles In diameter and 200.000 miles
long to plungo Into tho sun'3 great
burning sea of gas, it would be melted
away and utterly consumed, even to Its
vapor, In less than one second of time!
Such an Icicle wouia contain moro cu
bic yards of Ice than hajg formed on
the rivers and lakes of the Uniol
States during the past 100 years; Its
base would cover tho average Missouri
county ,,and its length would.bonlmosL
umcitcrcaacTihetnTdnf " ""' "
V. horo tlio Money 'Went.
He wa3 a very little fellow, but as
bright as a dollar, as pretty as a
Copid, with more of n regard for per
sonal appearance than the god of love,
and lived In tho suburbs. He had beon
saving up his pennies, nickels and
dimes with the understanding that on
his birthday be should bo permitted to
go to town and spend his money Just
as he might seo fit. The day camo
and with his aunt ho visited tho city
and spent the entiro day away from
home. When ho returned in the even
ing hl3 father asked him if ho had en
joyed himself.
His nonchnlent reply was: "Yes, sir."
"Did you spend all your money?" was
asked suggestively.
"Yes, sir."
"What did you buy?" queried tht.
"You don't mean to tell mo you spen.
all your money for bananas?"
"Y38, sir."
"Good heavens, child; why did you
throw away all your money on
bananas? Surely you did not cat all
you bought with that $2."
"No, sir. I des3 boughted 'em all day
an I did cated two of 'em. Den I had
lots o' fun sklnnln' th' others an trow
In' 'em at dogs." Indianapolis Senti
nel. Where Sea Serpent Ilml No Show.
A Georgia drummer was talking to a
crowd of the famous "blue snake" of
Florida. The drummer said: "I was
workln in the field ono day with a
nigger, and niggers are scared to death
of blue snakes, when ho givo a yell,
Blue snake!' and went flyln. I didn't
know wfciich way tho durn snake was
comin', so I took after tho nigger, and
wo went out of that field like two
streaks of lightning, leavin' our hoes
standln up in tho furrow. What bo
came of tho snake I don't kno.v, and I
didn't go back to see until the next
mornln', and, by gum! what I found
there surprised me about as much as
anything I had met up with In Florida.
The snake had hit my hoo handle
plumb in the center, and It had swelled
up so that I got a thousand shingles,
10,000 feet of woather boardln. four
cords of firewood, 100 fence rails,
enough floorln' for tho Baptist church
and 500 barrel staves out of It." Tho
listeners expressed their belief vigor
ously. "And," concluded tho drummer,
when he could ba heard, "that hoe-handle
was still swellln' when we got It to
the sawmill."
"What do you know about gold and
silver?" asked the young farmer of tho
irreverent youth. "You are too young
to understand anything about the coin
age question."
"Oh, of course," jeered tho youth,
"I guess I am too young to bo a safe
man to sell a gold brick to."
The allusion was painfully personal. ,
jnciauaroua journal.
Somo Up-lo-rinto Hint About Cultiva
tion of tlie Soil mill Yield Thereof
Horticulture, Viticulture ntul flori
culture. HE EARLIER IN
llfo a weed Is de
stroyed tho easier,
and the smaller tho
damago it will havo
done. This Is al
most self-evident
A weed Is a thief
in the cultivated
ground, Intent on
making a vigorous
growth nnd robbing
tho rightful plants of their nour
ishment, says Prof. B. D. Halstead,
who has inado a study of weeds
and their treatment, Thla work
does not begin until tho young
plant establishes Its roots In tho soil
and has spread its leaves in tho air and
sunshine. If tho weed is killed before
this point Is reached, a doublo work Is
done, tho theft has been prevented, nnd
tho weed Is killed. Tho germination ot
the seed has provided the condition for
easy destruction that would not hnvo
obtained had tho plnntlet remained
snugly enveloped by the secd-contB.
Ono ot the best mothodB ot ridding a
soil of weeds Is to arrange for rapid
wholesale germination of tho weed
seeds, after which tho young plants
Bhould bo promptly killed.
But nil weeds are not annuals; nnd
If tho soil Is filled with thoso that llvo
from year to year, other methods of ex
termination must bo followed. Weeds
got theJr living In tho same way as
other plants they need to have room In
tho soil for their roots, nnd space in
tho air and sunlight for tho stems and
leaves. Cut thom oft from these sources
of food, and tho means of performing
the vital functions, and death sooner
or later must follow. It Is evident that
repeated removals of the portion above
ground will continually weaken tho
plant, nnd If to this Is added an occa
sional upturning of tho roots, tho weeds
must die. Some of them will stand &
great deal of torture, but It Is tho only
general way.
There Is no panacea for weeds, noth
ing that can bo put on a field to kill
them, unless It bo a full and proper ap
plication of that which, for tho lack of
a better and neater name, is called "elbow-grease."
This will not only kill
tho weeds, but also Improve tho culti
vated crops.
It is beyond reasonable expectation
that all annual weeds will bo either
killed in tho seed or soon after germi
nation; somo dodge tho hoe, while
others will bo missed by tho rake. The
next bjestthlngjBtcukccp thom from
seeding. Tho' perfection of a crop of
seeds Is the end and aim of the whole
existence of a weed. If one, for ex
ample, removes tho largo cup-like
flower clustor of the carrot, there will
Boon be a half dozen to toko It3 placo
and hurry matters, In seeming fear that
they may share the same fate before
the needs aro matured. If a weed gets
a lato start, It spends very little tlmo
on stem building, but blossoms almost
from tho soil, and puts all Us energies
into the perfection of Its seeds and tho
continuation of its species. A "pusley"
plant will. If loft to ltsolf for a few
days, ripen a million seeds, and do It
without ostentation.
Much depends upon the destruction of
tho last weed. If 999 aro killed and tho
thousandth one left to enjoy the su
perior advantages which tho destruc
tion of tho others has given, It may bo
worse than If all had lived and
struggled with each other through an
Imperfect growth. Ono well-grown
and heavily-seeded weed will leave a
large legacy for evil in a rich field. It
is the few weeds that aro left in tho
cornfields that, having had tho best op
portunities, do the mischief nnd ron
tlnuo the pests.
Weed seeds have a remarkable way
of disseminating themselves. One
farmer, by every means in his power,
roots out tho cursed Canada thistle,
while an adjoining field may be largely
devoted to the propagation of this
prickly pest. Tho thistle seeds are
provided with miniature balloons, by
means of which they are carried by
tho lightest winds and will find a fa
vorable placo to grow In the well-tilled
field of tho thrifty farmer. Therefore,
In the extermination of thoso peats
there must bo an earnest and concertod
rrunliiff riowerlntr Shrubs.
Ono of tho first requisites to success
ful pruning is to bo ablo to correctly
distinguish between shrubs which
ought to bo pruned in winter
and thoso which ought to bo pruned In
summer. If a mistake be made in this
connection, effects diametrically tho re
verso of thoso we wish to bring about
will be th Inevitable result. Another
important requisite to insure complete
success Is that the various kinds of
shrubs be pruned In the proper season.
Owing, no doubt, to the pressure of
work In the summer time, the pruning
of flowering shrubs Is too often neg
lected, and when ultimately attended
to it la, as stated above, generally left
to persons who, from lack of knowledge
or through carelessness, cut away a
quantity of wood, which, if left to the
following spring, would produce a pro
fusion of blossom.
Let us take, for instance, such
shrubs as forsythias, viburnums, ex
ocborda grandlfiora, primuses, many
spiraeas, weigeias, etc., which flower in
the spring or early summer. Tho
proper time to prune such shrubs Is Im
mediately after they have done flower
ing. If tho plant to bo operated upon
be young 8nd expected to grow larger
in order to fill Its place In a bed or else
where, all that will be found necessary
will bo to cut away part of the previous
year'a growth. Special attention will,
of course, hnvo to bo paid to tho bnl
anco of tho plant, and tho operator
must, as fnr as clrcumstnnccs will per
mit, strive to giro It a natural nnd
graceful form. It the plant has at
tained tho desired size, tho old shoots
can bo thinned out and cut back to
suit tho Bltuation and tnsto ot tho par
ties Immediately concerned, nnd It will
bo found that young shootB will at
onco develop nnd bo lp tho propor con
dition to yield nn abundance of flowers
tho ensuing year. A specimen can thus
bo kept In good Bhapo nnd form for
many years without any appnrcnt
chango In Its bIzo. In a mixed shrub
bery this method Is of great advantage,
as It limits each plant to Its allotted
space and prevents It from encroaching
on Its nolghhor, or obscuring from
view mnny of tho finer but less robust
growing shrubs.
Mnny pcoplo aro under tho Impres
sion that such shrubs as hardy azaleas,
rhododendrons, etc., cannot bo success
fully pruned, but such Is by no means
tho cbbo. I havo myself found It qulto
practicable, by judicious and careful
pruning, to transform, In a fow years,
tall, gaunt, unshapely plants ot the
kinds just named into beautiful nnd de
slrablo specimens. Tho pruning of this
class of shrubfl should oIbo bo executed
Immediately after they havo done flow
oring, nnd It will bo found, as stated
abuvo, that young shoots will at onco
develop nnd be in tho proper condition
to yield an abundnnco of flowers when
the appropriate tlmo arrives.
Later flowering shrubs, such as nl
theas, hydrangeas, Roglnla hlsplda,
clcrodendron, sorotlnum, etc., Bhould
bo pruned In the winter time. Summer
pruning would Indeed bo highly Injuri
ous in this case, for tho simple reason
that by cutting away any of tho young
growths wo would, In most instances,
bo mutllntlug that part of tho shrub on
which tho flowers are produced. Win
ter pruning is a comparatively moro
simplo operntion thnn Bummer pruning,
from tho fact that at this season plants
can bo cut bnck to almost nny part, and
in tho spring young shoots will break
away and produce a profusion of blos
soms at the proper time.
For Bhrubs having an effect from
their fruit or folingo, such as berberry,
eunonymuB, callicarpa, mahonla, etc., I
would recommend winter pruning. If
trimmed in tho summer tlmo It gives
them a stunted appearance, which
mars the beauty of their folingo at a
time when it shows to tho best advan
tage and is most appreciated.
It will bo observed that in the fore
going remarks tho pruning of flowering
shrubs Is simply treated In a general
manner. Of course, it goes without
saying that it would be almost Impossi
ble, and especially in a short article like
tho presont, to lay down a hard and
fast rule that would apply In all cases,
for tho fact Is that In order to obtain
tho best results, encli species requires
special treatment, a thorough knowl
edge of which can only bo acquired by
practice and training. If, howover, tho
hints given above be attended to, blun
dering In pruning, and tho failuro and
disappointment consequent thereon,
can, to a very great extent, bo averte 1,
and many a shrubbery can be trans
formed from a chaotic mass into a
thing ot beauty at onco pleasing to tho
oye and an ornament in tho landscapo
American Gardening.
DcKtrojiuK the Hensliiu Fly.
W. C. Lntta of Purdue University
gives tho following advice: Owing to
tho provalenco and destructlveness of
tho Hessian fly this year, concerted ef
forts should bo put forth to prevent a
recurrenco of Ha ravages upon tho next
wheat crop. In order to prevent a se
rious attack of "tho fly" the following
measures should bo adopted;
1. Thoroughly burn all fly-Infested
wheat stubble In which there is not a
stand of young clover or grass.
2. Prepare very early a border, one
of two rods wide, around each field of
wheat,' and sow tho samo to wheat in
3. Turn this border under very lnte,
using a jointer, following with roll
and harrow, and then sow tho entiro
By taking this courso mnny of the
insects which escape tho fire will bo
buried when the early-sown border is
turned under, nnd the late sowing of
tho general crop will avoid the earlier
attacks of any remaining "fly."
If theso precautions are carefully nnd
generally observed by tho fnrmers tho
Hessian ny will not seriously damage
tho noxt wheat crop. United effort is
necessary to bo effective.
Fow Suggestions. Tho long-suffering
mother will find this list of Inesti
mable benefit during the whole trying
season: To remove fresh fruit Etnlns
stretch tho stained portion of tho goods
over a baeln and pour boiling water
through It until the mark disappears.
To romovo old fruit stains, wash tho
stained portion of tho goods in oxalic
acid until clear. Rinse thoroughly In
clear rain water, wot with ammonia,
rlnso again nnd dry. Grass stains
should bo rubbod in either molasses or
alcohol until they dlsnppear, and should
bo washed as usual. Pink stains should
be soaked in lemon juice, covered with
Bait and bleached In the Bun. If they
are on colored material they should bo
treated with oxalic acid in the same
way an old fruit stains. A mixture of
one-third of powdered alum to two
thirds of tartar is also good for obsti
nate ink stains and others. Ink stains
on carpets aro removed most easily
with lemon juico or oxalic acid Wagon
grease, tar or pitch stains Bhould bo
rubbed well with lard and then washed
in the usual way. Colors which have
faded undor tho influence of acid may
be restored by treating thom with am
monia and chloroform. Colors changed
by alkalies may be restored by acid
The bicycle has destroyed the salo of
more horeea than even the electric road
una uuio,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report
R$ty Powder
Wine Old King Cerrops.
Did I say that tho people who lived
thero (Athens) at that tlmo were
llmplo-mludod? Rather cl.lldllho they
wero in soma ways, and not so worldly
wlso as they might have been had they
lived somo thousand years later; but
they wero neither slinplotons nor
altogether savages. They wero tho
foremost people In Greece. It was all
owing to their king, wlso old Cecrops,
that they had risen to a condition supe
rior to that ot tho half barbarous tribes
around them. Ho had shown them
how to sow barley and wheat and plant
vineyards; and he had taught them to
depend upon these nnd their flocks and
herds for food, rather than the wild
beasts of tho chase. Ito had persuaded
them to lay aside many of their old
cruel custom hnd sot thom in families
with each Its own home, and had In
structed them In tho worship of tho
gods. On tho top of tho Acropolis they
had built a llttlo city, and protected it
with walls aud fortifications against
any attact from tholr warlike neigh
bors; and from this point as a center
they had, llttlo by llttlo, extended their
influcnco to tho sea on one sldo and to
the mountains on the other. But,
strange to say, they had not yet given
a namo to their city, nor had they de
cided which of tho gods should bo Its
Tiso's Curo N tho modiclno to break up
children's Coughs nnd Colds. Sir. M. tf.
UU'NT, Hprnguc, Wnah., March , 1)4.
An Antoinette Writ p.
If there is no now dress under the
sun, Aaron's linen coat being worn to
day by women nnd pantaloons having
been found from tho stone epoch, thero
are at least designs that reappear like
comets at such long intervals that they
aro new to somo consacutlvo genera
tions. Thus It Is with a certain Marie
Antoinette cloak, that has appeared
and scorns destined to it career. Not
so very old in its design it is so ex
tremely odd and its career was so short
in its day that it comes with nil the
effect of surpriso. This hood is ex
ceedingly wide and is hooped round the
opening, and when on tho head stands
out lllto nn inflated half balloon home
what flattened on top aud leaving a
wido spaco on each sldo of tho faco,
that may bo filled with hair or shad
ows. Tho width of this hood reaches
out to that ot tho widest sleeves ever
made. Attached to a long cloak it is
bound to flguro in evening wraps next
winter, out forstulllng tlio tune, tlioy
aro occosionnlly seen on hotel piazzas
at night, and made of taffeta bcruched
or of satin lined with cloth; ono or two
travelers havo worn thom coming from
Paris to tho beech. Tho effect is truly
Tho Nickel Plato road has authorized
its agents to sell tickots ot grcntjy re
duced rates to Albany, N. 1., on occa
sion of tho meeting of tho German
Catholic Societies of tho United Slates
in that city, Sept. 15th to lbth. For
particulars nddrcss J. Y. Cnlahan, Gen'l
Agent, 111 Adams St., Cbhngo.
Stock lu Ohio.
The auditor of tho state of Ohio has
completed his annual tabulation of tlio
returns of animals mado by tho various
It shows a notaV.o decreaso in the
number of sheen In tho state, thero be
imr only 3,00.r,'103 this year, against
3, DM. 182 inlHn4. a decided reduction
In tho number of hordes is also shown.
In 1894 there wero 82 1,8 10, and this year
there aro but 70S.805. a decrease ot as,
945. Thero aro 1,252,001 rattle in tho
state, a decrease of 43,204 from last
year. An incrca&o is shown in tlio
number of hogs, thero being 1,437,303
this year, against 1,331,100 in lbUJ, nu
increase of 100,224.
"Sanson' Mario Corn Salve."
Warranted to tare or money refunded. Ab year
irutrgifiiurib nice inu.
The Pint Horse that Kver Lived.
There is a Greek legend tellling how
Athens camo by its name, and there is
a noble horse who plays a prominent
part in the legonu. II wo aro to be
lieve the story, ho was the first real
flesh-and-blood horse of which we have
any account. Somo men say that he
was the first animal of tho kind that
ever lived, but this is doubtful. Snowy
white, without spot or blemish from the
tips of his cars to tho tips of his amber
Hoots, now no must have astonished
tho simple-minded folk of Cecropln
when ho leaped rljrht out of the earth
at their feet! If you bhould ever iro to
Athens and climb to tho top of that
wonucritu lull called tlio Acropolis look
nrouud you. You may seo tlio verv
tpot where it all is said to havo hap
Haii)eeeker' Kxcurslom.
On Aug. 29th, Sept. 10th and 24th, 16WI,
the Union l'atltto System will toll ticket
from Council lliuffr and Omahu to point
fcoutli aud west In Nol.ruhLn unit Kansas,
a'so to Colorado. Wvonilmr. Utah nnd
Idaho, cast ot Woiscr and south of heaver
cunon, at exceedingly low rates. For full
information, ns to rates and limits, apply
to A. C Ui vv.
City Ticket Agent, 1802 Fanmm St ,
Omaha, Nub
When Dr. R. V. Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y.,
published the firet edition of his work, The
People's Common Sense Medical Adviser,
be announced that after 680,000 copies had
been sold at the regular price, $1 50 per
copy, the profit on which would repay hint
for the great amount of labor and money
expended in producing it, he would dis
tribute the next half million free. As this
number of copies has already been sold, he
is now distributing, absolutely free, 500,000
copies oi mis j most com
plete, interest
ine and val
uable common
ical work ever
sense med-
the recipient only being required to mail
to aim, at tuc aoove auaresa, mis little
coupon with twenty-one (si) cents in one
cent stamps to pay for postage and pack
ing only, and the book will be sent by mail.
It is a veritable medical library, complete
in one volume. It contains over 1000 pages
and more than too illustrations. The Free
Edition is precisely the same as those sold
at $1.50 except only that the books are
bound in strong manilla paper covers in
stead of cloth. Send now before all are
given away. They are going off rapidly.
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The Lnrgent j;tk on Itecoril.
The largest elk of which I havo an
authentic record was formerly owned
by Mr. O. It MeKenzlo, of Sullivan
county, Now York, and kept in his
park until it hnd to bo killed for
viciousness. It measured as follows:
Length of head nnd body, 7 feet 8
inches; tall, 0 inches: height at tho
shoulders, S feet 4 inclics. I am glad
to bo ablo to add that its skin Is now In
tho posscEslon of tho American Muse
um of Natural History, and will soon
bo mounted by Mr. llowloy which
guarantees tlio quality of th6 finished
specimen. The weight of that animal
could scarcely havo been less than 1,000
pounds, but tho weight of a full-grown
cow oik sometimes is as llttlo ot 400
pounds. St Nicholas.
The rerlvlnr power ofParker'i ninsflrl'onlo
rumlcr It limit, onmblo in otcrr lioine. Htoiuaca
trouble!, colda nod ororr form of iUtrei jlold toll.
One consequence of the battle of tho
Yaiu la the proposal made In Europe
of establishing a naval Tied Cross so
ciety, whose vessel.'', painted In some
distinctive color, ehnll accompany hos
tile fleets and pick up the crews of ves
sttlu Bunk In action.
flet llit!erenrii nml ue It
If you vtbi.i to reallu tlio com fort of bolus without
com.. U taXc tlium out im'vcilr- lie, atdruorli .
A mustard plaster mado according to
tlio following directions will not blister
tho most Bonsltivo skin: Two teaspoon
fills mustard, two tonspooufuls flour,
two tcaspoonfuls ground ginger. Do
not mix too drc. Place between two
Sloecsofold muslin and apply. If It
urns too much at first lay nn extra
picro of muslin between It aud tlio
skin; as tho skin becomes accustomed
to tlio bent take the extra ptcco of mus
lin away.
Special Itntes and Trains via tlio Unr
llnctnn Itnutc.
Hound trip tickets' to Omaha at tho one
vvny rate, plus 5u cents (for admission cou-j-on
to tlio State Fair), will bo on salo Hop- ,
tomler ISth to 2Utlt, at Burlington llouto
ttutions, in Nobrnska, in Kaunas on the
Concordia, Oborllu and St Francis lino
and in Iowa aud Missouri within 100 miles
of Omaha.
Nobruskans aro assured that tho '05 Stato
Fair will bo a vast improvement on its
predecessors Largermore brilliant hot
ter worth seeing. Every ono who can do
to rhould spend Htuto Fair week, the whole
of it, in Omaha.
Tho outdoor co!obratlons will be particu
larly attractive, surpassing anytblngof the
kind over t.oforo undertaken by any west
ern city, Kvory ovouinjr, Omaha will be
nllnmo with electric lights and glittering
pageants will parado tho streets. The pro
gram for tho ovonlng ceremonies is:
Monday, Sopt, ICth Grand Uloycle Car
nival. Tuesday, Bept. 17th Nebraska's parade.
"Wednesday, Bopt. 18th Military aud
civic parado.
'JhuruUv, Hopr. lDih-Jwnlffhts pfVk-gnr-Ion
Parade, to to followed by the 'Feast
of Mondnmin" Hall.
Hound trip tickots to Omaha at the re
duced rates abovo mciitlonod, aswollas
lull information alout tho llurlington
Kuuto'K train sorvico at tho tlmo of tho
Mato Fair, cuu ho had on application to
tho nearest B. & M. It. II. agent.
Brings cohifort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. Tho many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy llfo more, with
less expenditure, by moro promptly
adapting tlio world's best products to
tho needs of physical being, will attest
the valuo to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in tho
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in tho form most acceptable and pleas
ant to tho taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ativo ; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headachcd and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with tho approval of tho medical
profession, becauio it acta on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs ia for sale by all dru
gistts in 50c and $1 bottled, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose namo is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if oflered.
Illustrated catalogue ebowinff WEL
bzHT Ybxx. Uto been tested and
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Sioux City EoKtoe and Iron Wort,
Mloux Cly. Iowa.
Tuc Ilowwi Cim IUcuikiiit Co..
lilt Wrt EUreotU btre, Klntts Cllv M
Htove repair for 40,000 different stove
and range. 120U Ilousla St., Omaha, Neb
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