Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Hemingford herald. (Hemingford, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1895-190? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 6, 1896)
THOS. J. O'lCKKFFB, rnblUJier.
Two-thirds or Uumnnlty nrc menially
Uvery man Imagines that all
seeds ts a chance.
No man over became- groat by .repeat
ing what ho had heard.
The Plngrco potato patch Bchomn hao
also proved a great success In Ger
many. Tho hnpplcst people In the world aro
those who can toko largo Interest in
Thero Is no Impropriety abbfit Judg
ing a man's wlfo by tho condition of
tho clothes ho wears.
Quito n reputation for wisdom can bo
accumulated by mingling In only so
ciety that knows leas than you 'do.
After you aro up the ladder tho loads
you carried will generally claim tho
credit of having done' a wh&hV lot of
If you onvy a rich man, try to get a
position whero you can watch whllo
lio stnnda off beggars and Bwlndlers
lor a few weeks.
Thero 1b a vast dlffcrcnco between
n shrewd business man and a swind
ler, but the public Is not apt to notlco
It when tho latter is successful.
A, man was horsowulppod In Sayvlllo,
N, Y., tho other day by his wife becauso
he would Btay out nights. All tho wom
en spectators a'pplauded and not a man
t,ald a word. Was It a case of guilty
Tho recent eclipse of tho sun mado an
opportunity for tho Japanese to give
additional ovldenco of their right to bo
called tho Yankees of tho orient. This
evidence was In tho form of a pleas
antry that oppcals to western love of
-vlt. ThY Japanese newspapers com
mended the eclipse for coming and go
ing on tlmo, "therein differing from tho
majority of scheduled occurrences In
A curious story ijomes from .Balti
more. A woman (felled Mrs. Isaac
Ashcr left her 2-raonthst-ild baby in its,
cradle whllo sho went ouV on a ncces-,
wary marketing trip, and when sho re
turned tho baby was dead and had died
in a most unusual manner. Numerous
rats had swarmed tip onto the cradlo
and gnawed Its face, head and neck so
grievously that death resulted. This
remarkable story Is authenticated by
eminent Baltimore physicians.
Notice Is given by tho acting secre
tary of agriculture thot cattle infected
with tho boophilus uovIb, or southern
cattlo tick, disseminate Texas fover.
and tbat'under tho laws rotating tq
tho control ofcontnglous and Infectious
diseases of animals tho regulations of,
the bureau of animal Industry dated
Feb. 1, 189C, aro hereby amended by an
additional section as follows; "Cattlo
orglnatlng outside of tho district de
scribed by tho order dated Fob. 1, 1S9G,
as amended by subsequent orders, and
twhlch aro infected with the boophilus
bovls ticks, shall bo considered ns in
fectious cattle, and shall bo subject to
.the rules and regulations governing the
movement of southern cattle."
Ono of the strangest phenomena ever
-witnessed In that section Is to bo seen
upon the farm of Theodore Roberts,
four miles from St, Croix, Ind. La3t
spring he pluuled five acres in pop
corn, and a few days ago he noticed
that the shucks were abnormally swol
len and that tho ear seemed te be
larger than when It began to ripen, n
thing contrary to corn, as shrinkage
Is the rule. Mr. Roberts examined
tome of tho corn and was surprised
to find that eevcn-elghths of the grain
had popped open and were capped with
'the whlto pulp a3 though they had
been In tho Are. The phenomena is
attributed to the hot weather that pre
vailed two or three weeks ago. It
inuBt have been a populist corn field.
A correspondent of a London relig
ious Journal solemnly avers thnt It Is
a " regular custom" for people In San
Francisco and other hot districts in the
United States to vary their summer
chinch services in tula effectlvo way:
Tho worshipers "get up and stretch
themselves, and oven take a turn out
side, after tho fashion of the theater
uclwcen the acts." The adopllou of
f'fcome of these sensible ways" would
cause the churches in England, the cor
respondent thinks, to be "generally
-flllekl. even In spite of the hot weather."
This imaginary picture could have been
made appropriately complete If the
writer had added that "whllo taking a
turn outside," the overheated congre
gation occasionally .shoot a bear or in
dulge In the luxury of a brief encounter
During the last ' twenty years the
total adreage of laud devoted to the
growth of cotton In the southern states
has been more than doubled; but pro
duction has been increased In a still
greater proportion. There has been a
wonderful improvement In tho meth
ods of cotton farming as well as in the
extent of cotton lands. While tho acre
ce has increased 12S per cent In
twenty yeare, the product haa Increased
183 per cent- In 1875 the average .yield
j&r a.re was 210 pounds. In 1895 the
IVerago yield had Increased to 2C0
SAVED A FORTUNE.
JOHN CUMM1NCS NEVER EVflN
ED.MORE THAN $IO A WEEK.
for Nineteen Yrstn Wo i "Common"
laborer la llremwnoil Cemettirj-Ac-rldentMtlf
Turned an tho Uh When
II Retired rniil Uled.
709 Fifth avenue,
Brooklyn, the other
morning, left a for
tune of nearly $11,
000. Ho had worked
as as "common"
laborer for forty years and hud never
iccelvcd more than $10 a week. Tho
causo of his death was nsphyxlutlon by
gas. Ho was a native of County Tln
perary, Ireland. Ho came to this coun
try when ho was twenty years old nnd
worked for some years as a farm hand
in Ulster County. Then ho camo to live
in Brooklyn and was employed as a
stableman by tho City Railroad Com
pany. Next ho got a Job as common
lnborer In Greenwood cemotcry.
For tho paBt nineteen ycare ho had
boarded with Mrs. Mlchaol McNilly,
wIiobo lniBband is an undertaker. Cum
mlngs occupied a room on tlio second
floor of Nn. 709 Fifth avenue. Ho was
n methodical man and reserved abDut
his affairs. Although ho had boarded for
so many years with tho McNallys and
wb'b of n gonial nature, they knew very
Httlo about his family or history. Ho
had never married and ho told thorn
that tho only living relatives he had
wero a widowed niece and her two
children, living near Saugcrties.
He also told tho McNallys that he had
saved considerable money. He appir
cntly had had a quarrel with his rela
tives, for ho did not visit his niece, and
said that ho would not leave her cny
of his money, but would will It all to
CummlngB took his supper ns 'isual
with tho McNallys on Thursday ul,;ht
and later In tho evening sat In the par
lor talking with a friend. The laBt Been
of him alive was about 9 p. m., whin ho
went ttf his bedroom. Early Friday
moaning his landlady knocked at his
door, as was her custom, but got no
reply. Then sho opened the door, and
tho odor of escaping gas almost ovr
powerod her. Sho hurried downstlrs
and called her husband and son.
They ran up to Cummlngs' bedroom
and found him dead. Beneath tho nil
low was the pair of trousers he had
worn the day before. On a chair by the
sldo of his bed was tho rest of his
Corroncr Coombs was notified. He de
cided that asphyxiation was the cause
of death, and, In his opinion it was ac
cidental. It is Uclloved that In moving
about tho room after the .had extin
guished tho gas, Cummlngs In some way
partly turned It on again. The flow was
sa light as.to escape hh notice, and yet
enough to ltJLJl him, ns both his door
and the onlywl)dow In, the room wero
It was when Coroner Coombs began
his search for papers that the discovery
of his wealth was made. Only seventeen
cents had been found In thcuclothlng
he had worn tho day before.
In the room was an old-fash l-med tt.n.
trunk, which contained the dead man's
wardrobe, which consisted of several
worn suits and underwear. Among the
latter wero half a dozen pairs of wl :uer
socks, and In tho toe of each pock v. as
found stuffed $5, $10 and $20 bills.
When theso.had all been taken out and
counted they wero found to amount
altogether to $28f.
Tho next find was a bank" bsolc be
tween tho folds of a pair of trnuHrs.
A second one was found In the folds V
a vest, a third In a coat, and a fourth
Inside of a white Bhlrt. The bevks were
thoso of tho South Brooklyn Savings
Institution, Brooklyn Savings Bilk,
Brooklyn. Dime Savings Bank and tho
Saugertles Savings Bank. Thoro was a
balance in each of $3,000. except tho
Brooklyn Dimo Savings Bank, whoso
balance was $1,500.
Coroner Coombs turned tho money
and bank books over to the public ad
ministrator. A telegram was sent lo
tho Saugertles Savings Bank officii" 1..
asking them to try and locate tho dent!
man's niece. New York Journal.
The Kltler Tr-i.
Superstitions in regard to the elder
tree are as countless as they are wide
spread. Strange beliefs relative to the
healing powers of ceitnin kinds of
wood aro common. Now. the Hama
mella Vlrglnlca, or witch hazel, may be
useful, but the alcoholic solution of its
peculiar property may bo really not
any better for sprains than of many
other kinds of ptaute. Its universal
adoption arlsei more from tho common
name, "witch hazel." than from any
thing else. In rural England the elder
treo exerclseB all kinds of influences.
If plunted in a garden It induces veg
etables to grow. Sure death in time,
of course befalls any one who breaks
off a limb. On the continent many a
gardener, before ho trims nn elder tree,
nsks permission of the tree. But before
he begins he must spit on his hands not
less than three times. In Scotland thero
is a weird belief that the life of a driver
of a hearse Is always la danger unless
the whip ho uses has an elder-wood
handle. Elderberries aro still supposed
to be potent in New England as ward
ing off witchcraft, and Southern ne
groec entertain the same belief. New
Hotel Ccrk We will havo to hold
your batfijage for the bill. Actress I
haven't any. I only take part In living
pictures. Daily National Hotel Re-oorter.
SPOKE FROM A FULL. HEART.
The Word! Were a Trlhnte to n Wife'
Tho Illinois Central train was half a
hundred miles from Chicago, headed
for tho city, nnd at a Httlo Btatlon an
old farmer camo aboard. Ho wbb a
little, weazened man, with a sensitive
mouth half concealed by nn iron gray
beard. His ill-fitting clothes wero evi
dently his most uncomfortable best.
Ho slid Boftly Into a seat occupied by
n grave stranger, reading a newspaper.
Two or three times tho old mnn turned
his face toward tho brown flying land
scapo. Tho Btrangcr was struck with
tho troubled expression and glanced
wistfully at his companion.
Tho latter spoko at last with a strango
husklness In his voice.
"I am going to the city for tho sec
ond time in my llfo," he said, half
startled at his own words.
"Thirty years come July 1 I went
there for a wedding suit and I nm go
ing back thero to-day for a coflln and
n shroud for the little woman that mar
"You don't know what It Is, mister,
to live and work 'longside a woman for
thirty years, day In and day out. to
find her always patient and willing and
working, nnd then leave her laying
dead and cold with her worn-out hands
crossed on her breast. It was juBt a
Httlo after tho turn of tho night, and
nobody but me was watching, when
Marglo kinder woke up.
"'David,' says she, 'It's restful, no
restful, and I'm so tired.' And so she
went to sleep again and waked up In
oternlty. You know, stranger, these
wordB of hers has set me to thinking.
Poor, tired soul. I never knew how
much she needed rest. We never
thought of It while we were working
and skimping and snving, trying lo lay
up something for tho children. She
never hnd any pleasure; she never took
any holidays or visited the other wom
en. Sho raised tho children and slopped
tho pigs and milked tho cowb and
churned and cooked for harvest hands.
I never know or thought how she did It
nil with those poor crossed hands of
"Some folks Fay It won't do any
good, mister, but I'm going to see that
sho 1b put nway In something rich. Wo
wasn't skimping nnd saving for thirty
years for this, but I'm going to have
tho best money can buy. She's earned
it, God knows." St. Louis Republic.
FORGOT THE PUMP.
-Multi Millionaire Wa
Mr. Multl Millionaire was entertain
ing somo friends of his boyhood who
know how'it was themselves In those
dayB nnd he allowed tho conversation
to drift into the channel of the "old
well-sweep," "mother's doughnuts"
and kindred topica, says tho Detroit
Free Press. There waB method In his
madness, as It prevented his friends
from asking how he became so
"And do you remember," he asked,
as they blew clouds of amoke to tho
frescoed celling of tho library, "how
we bojB used to break the le at the
pump to get water to wash ourselves
mornings? Ah, the dear old tin wash
hand-basin and the crash towel! Thero
was never anything Elnce that could
compare with them!"
"And soft soap, to make our com
plexions clear!" "
"Exactly. And a horn comb tied to
a string -to comb our hair!" ..
"Ha, ha! 1 sec you remember. And
a glnBR as big as your hand with all
the quicksilver scraped off the back!"
The next morning they heard their ,
"Mary; I say, Mary!"
"Why the mischief isn't tho water
in my warm bath? Where's mv cake
of Castile soap? What do yon mean
by giving me only four towels?
Whero'a my bottle of perfume? Bring
mo a sponge and a pair of bath mittens.
This neglect Is shameful!"
And the guests looking nt ono an
other, said: "He seems to havo for.
gotten the dear old pump!"
linpontllile to Aoref.
"Will you bo my wife, Fraulein Pau
la, and make me happy?" "I am tarry,
doctor, but I should like to be happy
myself." Humorlstlscho Blaetter.
Melted butter will not make good
Mutton should be deep red and close
V-aI should be white, dry and closo
Tho colder the eggs are the quicker
they will froth.
The best poultry has firm flesh, yel
lpw skin and legs.
Nutmegs should be grated at tho
blossom end first.
To make good pastry the Ingredients
miiBt be very cold.
Lemons will keep for weeks If cover
ed with cold water.
Pork should be fine, close grained
and the rind smooth and thin.
Tho best beef Is moderately fat and
tho flesh of a bright red color.
Soap nnd chalk mixed and rubbed on
mildewed spots will remove them,
A spoonful of vinegar udded to the
water lu which meat or fowls aro boil
ed makes them tender.
Good macaroni la of a yellowish
tint, docs not break readily in cooking
and swells to three or four times Its
A clergyman nt Cradock, Capa
Colony, advertises in the local paper
that he is prepared to undertake tho
tuning of pianofortes and lo glvo
DAIRY AND POULTRY.
INTERESTING CHAPTERS FOR
OUR RURAL READERS.
Ilotr Snoceiifol Farmeri Operate Thli
Department or the Farm A Text
Hint r to the Care ot Live Stock
and Fooltry. ,
F LATE, fashion
ables In thU coun
try havo taken to
work in tho dairy,
Chronicle. Tho fad
is not now by any
means. Mario An
toinette, when tired
of court gownB,
courtesies and in
trigues, went to her
dairy, which has a place In his
tory. What "tho beautiful Austrian
woman" did was, of course, imi
tated, and French women of high
degrco wero soon busy making button
Tho Princess ot Wales, who hnd been
brought up in the moat democratic
fashion by the sensible Danish king,
found that actually milking tho cows
t Sandrlngham and superintending the
dairy gave her better health than all
tho medlcl&a of tho court physician.
Tho Priticess Maud also learned to be
an ndopt and no dairy mnld In that
British islo can beat young royalty
making butter. Somo time ago that
favorite, Fanny Davenport, lost her
health. Nobody saw or heard of her.
A nervous prostration was said to bo
the cause of her retirement Then
enmo n rumor from her country place.
She was milking two cows at dawn,
skimming tho cream off yesterday's
milk, and finally churning a Httlo blue
handled daBher in a Httlo blue churn,
until she could lift out great spoons of
yellow butter. Then tho report came
that sho waB well again. The finest
private dairy In the world belongs to
Governor Levi P. Morton, wno built It
after his many daughters began to
grow to girlhood. This dairy was for
a long time managed by tho family. A
milkmaid would do the butter work and
tho Morton girls would help her. They'
lived at Ellerslle then, and part ot
every day wah spent with the cowb and
tho milk. To this day if they were
sick or out of sorts they go to the farm
and revel In tho marblo butter ropms
for a day. When tho youngest was
taken to San Francisco for her health
last winter she begged to go to the
butter house Instead. Tho little daugh
ters of President Cleveland aro also
learning, In a small, sanded room at
Gray Gable-., the secrets of the dairy.
There It Is a common occurrence for
the comely wife of the cl?lef executive
to be seen teaching Ruth and Esther
how to churn. This summer tho little
tots can make butter to the tuno of
their sweet kindergarten songs, which
they have studiously worked at all win-,
ter. This homely employment has been
found a great panacea for the nerves
of the emotlenal actresses as well as
society women. Olga, Nethersole has
ledrncd its value, and no hotter
equipped dairy is found thanrthe lovely
vounir Encllsh woman comes Into, aft.jr
sho has arisen at dawn to milk the
cows. And Calve, the great Carmen,
HndB no greater happiness, when the
singing season Is over, than to flyto
hor farm where, feeding tho chickens
and milking tho cows, she forgets all
about the tootllghts.
Ituport on Sklnimins Milk.
Bulletin No. 42 of the Utah experi
ment station reportB results of expe
riments In crenming, made by F. P.
fclnfield, B. S. A. The following aro
the conclusions drawn from the experi
ments: 1. As regards thoroughness of skim
ming, the effectiveness of the methoTls
of creaming milk, according to our
work, stands in the following order:
(1) Separator, (2) shallow pans, (3) deep
2. When tho setting methods are
practiced, the pans will give much the
best results during the winter, or cold
3. Thero Is no advantage, but rather
the opposite, In moving tho pans Into
tho houso during the cold weather,
provided that they bo kept In a place
where tho milk will not freeze.
4. Of the deep setting cans, those
which are skimmed by drawing the
sklm-milk from the bottom, give the
better results; but tho Cooley or sub
merged can, as regards thoroughness ot
skimming, does not seem to possess
nny advautnge over those not sub
merged. 5. From the results given it Is evi
dent that from a herd ot ten good cows,
a soparator would be a wise Investment.
The extra butter obtained by its use,
valued at 20 cents a pound, would pay
20 per cent, a year on Its cost, as com
pared with results from Bhallow pans,
and 50 per cent, a year as compr.red
with deep setting.
6. With the deep setting methods the
cooler the water 1b kept, in which the
milk Ib set, tho better the skimming.
In fact, to do the best skimming it is
absolutely neces'sary to use ice, and a
sufficient quantity of It to keep tho
water at 40 degrees or below, at all
Perfect cleanliness must be kept up,
If not their fllthlness will almost exceed
that af the hog, says American Poultry
Journal. If their pen cannot be kept
clean any other way use straw. Do
not let them paddle lu mud unless you
want to flavor them with It. Ducks
v.111 lay on fat very rapidly and often
get so fat that they will drop dead from
a sudden fright. Do not be afraid to
give them a large yard as the exercise
they take will Increase their fat. It is
n mistaken idea to pen any kind of
fowls In Bmall yards to keep them from
running the fat off. Such an idea is
contrary to natural science. In pbysl
ology wo are taught to oxerclse it or
der to- assimilate our food and the
greater the assimilating power the
greater tho amount ot flesh laid on.
Oiye them a large yard and never allow
anybody or anything to frighten them.
It is tho undue exerclso that exhausts
tho flesh and not tho exerclso they
take for their own pleasure. As I have
Btated, keep them quite hungry for
fivo days, then Increase their feed, be
ing very enrcful not to overfeed them,
and you will be surprised at the amount
of fat they will lay on. The time re
quired to fatten a duck should nut ex
ceed fourteen dnys. As soon bb they
got fat they will commence shedding
their feathers. Then pick out tho fatt
est and dreBs them, aB thy will get
full of pin-feathers In three days. If
dressed at tho right tlmo the feathers
will pull out very easily. If picked too
soon they will bo very tight nnd likely
to fetch tho Bkln along; while if too
late the pin-feathers will bo very nu
merous. They must bo shaved. A
shoemaker's knife with a quite narrow
blndo is the best. Grind It very thin
half way to tho back, then uso a razor
strop and keep It sharp enough to Bhave
with. If the pin feathers aro cut close
to the skin they will not injure tho
sale In the leaBt. I have referenco to
dry picking. Of course the pln-feathera
can bo pulled out when they are scald
ed, though It will pay to always dry
pick as you cannot hold scalded stock,
while dry picked stock will keep In
definitely, which means a great deal
when tho market is overstocked; and
will sell for enough more at any tlmo
to pay for tho extra trouble.
No fowl can bo reared with as much
profit and with so little care as tho
goose. After they have attained the
age of four months but little attention
is required other than supplying plenty
ot fresh water, a good grass range and
a scrupulously dry roosting place,
whuch must also be free from lice and
other vermin fatal to the young, says
Fancier's Review. If It is impossible to
provide free range, the next best sub
stitute Is wire netting, which need bo
but about 18 inches high to confino
them until mature. Give them fresh
water twice each day, also green food
such as turnip tops, celery and cabbago
or allow them free range morning and
evening. There Is no doubt that tbjere
is profit in gooso culture. When
Thanksgiving time arrives you can
generally dispose of the young goBllngs
at ten cents per pound, and their aver
ago weight will bo about ten pounds.
Suppose, for Instance, you havo twelve
"gooselets" at $1 each, the receipts
from the sale would be $12 and the cost
of feed has been but a trifle. It Is safe
to say that your profit will havo been
$10 on tho transaction. Of course they
cannot always bo disposed of at $1 each,
but on the other hand tho price 1b often
more than a dollar, hence we take It as
a basis on which to figure. We doubt
if fancy fowls would pay better, con
sidering, of course, that we always have
a ready market for our geese. By cross
ing a China gander on Toulouse geese,
large goslings arc obtained, quick to
crow, nicely marked with medium
length pecks, yellow bills and remark
nblv easy to domesticate. My experi
ence has clearly demonstrated that the
rearing of geese should be (lone entirely
separate from the rearing of fowls, as
the old and young of both are naturally
Inclined to be pugnacious, especially
so after the young are nbout half
Wo favor hatching by henB, remnrk
the Fancier's Review, giving four eggs
to each, and ufter one month the atten
tion of biddy is no longer necessary.
Late In the season If females are plenty
we allow the goose to hatch her young
and we give each a clutch of ten eggs.
This number Is sufficient for safety.
If too large a number Is placed under
the goose some aro liable to be broken.
Geese are easily and profitably raised
In Urn South. They arc experts in rid
ding a cotton field of grass.
New 1'onttrjr IIoue.
It Is oflen more work to fix up a poul
try house than to build u new one. To
attempt to work over one that has no
end of projections uuu cross oeama
Is discouraging In tho extreme. Cracks
hero and thero admit the air and are
difficult to effectually stop. Wo saw
such a house last winter, whero the
owner had attempted to paper up the
apertures by which the wintry blasts
found access. He had used felt paper,
nulling It on over the Joists and leaving
a dead-air spaco between the paper and
the boards. This had apparently been
all right for a time, till the hens got to
flying against it anu mus tearing it
- iu 4ntate Tllf fnilfR liolrl nn tn
from tho joists. The tacks held on to
tho wood all right, but the paper was
simply pulled over me neaos. bo we
say that new houses are desirable
whero they can be secured. Matched
lumber for building will doubtless pay
best In tho end, though It may coal
more at first.
Color of Milk and Richness. The
color of cream does not indicate tho
richness of tho mill:, though It Is some
times thought to do so. A subscriber
of tho Farmers' Roview had a number
of cows that he determined to test. Tho
milk of tho best cow had a very light
color, and previously to testing her he
had not supposed that her milk wa
richer than thai oi several omer cows.
In fact, one ot bta Jersey cows that had
a very rich colored cream had been
looked upon as the one giving the rich
est milk. Her cream when investi
gated was found to bo much less rich
than that of the on giving the pale
milk. This shows tlntt the eye U not
able to determine the real value of
milk and cream, but that chemistry, a
applied In tho Babcock test, Is the onlj
'After a good rain diligently use tho
hoe in tue nower ueus uuu jour piams
will grow all the better; but bo careful
t to hoe out tue aa yet poorly estab-
isnC(i plants when trying to remove
an obnoxious weed growing alongside.
Remove the?e wan tue lingers.
ADVICE TO FARMERS.
Oy II. II. Carr A Co., the Fanner's Cero
We are In the midst of an excltlnc
polltical campaign; tho great cltlea
nre stirred by monster demonstrations.
The great orators hold forth every
night in halls, wigwams, ad tents. Po
litical leaders are busy figuring out th
result In advance of the election. Thou
sands of men In the employ of the na
tional committees are ascertaining na
near as possible how each city ward,
how each branch of organized labor,
how each city will Vote. Ono thing no
man, no set of men, no campaign com
mittee, no political party can tell In
advance, that Is, how the farmers of"
the country will vote. Tho ono great
question to-day Is: How do the farm
ers feel about It? We mention this
only to Illustrate a point In practical
Agricultural workers are learning
their power in politics. They can mnko
or unmake state legislatures. They do
It by Imitating tho methods of labor
In cities, by working together. They
do not need local union?. They can.
work In our grand Intellectual union
for their common good. They have
done it In demanding legislation. They
nre doing it now In a way that makes
leaders tremble. Tney will act mom
intelligently and united In the future.
They find other things than politics to
call for their decision. They produca
what the world needs. They are study
ing new methods of giving the fruit of
their labors to the world. Recently an
army of 100,000 men marched through
Chicago's streets celebrating the twen-ty-flfth
anniversary of the great fire.
The farmers have for years fed a much.
greater army; not only fed, but niauo
rich, presented with grain elevators,
private banks, fine houses, costly lux
uries. the old-time, ever-present army
or. middlemen, nut there is a revolt
against dividing profits with thin army
between the farm and the world's blgr
This independent action began with
this pioneer farmer's commission house.
It Is assuming proportions which make
the easy money-makers (professional,
shippers) at the stations over a dozen
Btates tributary to Chicago trc"mble.
The question: "What are the farmers
going to do?" bothers not politicians
nlone, but all those who have bcen.
gcttlng something for nothing. Farm
ers nre going to ship their own grain.
not a few or a hundred, but an army
of thousands. They know how, they
havo tried it, it pays. That Is ono
questlon answered by farmers.
See what a few farmers say who
have tried shipping:
Rock Valley, Iowa, Sept. 29, 1S9G.
Messrs. H. H. Carr & Co., Chicago, 111.:
Gentlemen: Your favor of the 24th
Instant, with nccount Bale and draft
in settlement for car wheat No. 9002
at hand. I am well pleased with the
results ah thank you very much for-
your promptness, you will surely re
ceive a large number of shipments front,
this neighborhood. Yours truly,
Marcus, Iowa. Sept. 2, 1696. Messrs.
H. II. Carr & Co., Chicago, 111 : Gen
tlemen: On the two cars of oats I sent
to you last winter I made about 542:
by shipping It. Thanking you for pabt:
favors, I remain. Yoursitruly,
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM.
It is estimated that 130,000,000 oysters
ftro yearly received at Liverpool fronv
A Baltimore young man forgot hlo
wedding day and attended a game of '
Pulaakl county, Missouri, presents as
a candidate for tho leadership1 of tho
populists a man whoso beard is nearly
flvo feet long.
President Krueger of lato haa been,
getting very deaf. Tho malady Is, ln
the opinion of his medical advisers,,
duo to execssiyc smoking.
Henceforth the Ameer of Afghanis
tan Is to be known as the "Llgut of the
World." His majesty Is having a gold;
coin struck to commemorate hla new
Having taken his bride's name upon.
Iiarriage, a Topeka man who Is aulng-t-or
divorce wants now to regain tho
untarnished namo of his heyday. New
"There Is something strango about
these seismic disturbances," said the
thoughtful man; "tho earth yawns,
you know, when it la most active."
H. P. Clyde, of Savannah, Ox, who.
somo years ago took a deed for 100
acres of laud for a debt of $140, has
discovered a fino deposit of blue
grained marble on it.
Ono lady eald to another, "Havo yon
been to church today? Wo had a most
beautiful sermon on training children."
"No, I was at home doing it," was th
reply. London Tit-Bits.
Tho lato Duke of Marlborough, in
alluding to tho size ot Blenheim ral
ace, used to say, by way of a joke, that
It was tho only residence in England
which required $4,000 worth ot putty
a year to keep tho window panes in.
At Bowling Green (Fla.), tho Irate
father of a schoolboy who bad been
whipped by the teacher met tho peda
goguo on tho street and cursed him,
whereupon tho wielder ot tho ferule
had him arrested, and the justice fined-'
him $5 and- costs.
Mrs. Western Did you meet the
Rushmeres at the seasldo this summer?'
Mrs. Gotham Yes, they wero at the.
same hotel we were. They are one ol
our first families. "Yea, I noticed they
were always the first at tho table."
An untamed swallow, which had Us
nest In a farm near Chotwynd, la
Shropshire, was caught and taken In a
cage to London, whero it was roleased.
It returned to Its neat In eighty min
utes, having accomplished a distance
of 145 milos at the rato of nearly two
miles a minute.
CHARACTER IN WALKING.
Quick steps are Indicative of enerirr
Tip-toe walking symbolizes surprise -
curiosity, discretion or mystery. '
Turned-in toes are Often found with
preoccupied, absent-minded persona
Tho raiser's walk Is represented as
stooping and nolsele3a, with short ner
vous, anxious steps.
The proud step is alow and measur
ed; the toea are conaplcuoualy turnA
out, the legs straightened.
Powered by Open ONI