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About Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921 | View Entire Issue (April 6, 1899)
A SEN3IDLE LETTER ,
A Weitern Cainulliin Bottler U'lltcs to
nil llllnnli Friend.
In writing to Mr. T. Ilawkynrd , of
Rockford , 111. , Mr. 0. Slmpklns , or
Lcduc , Albcrtn , Western Canada ( and
to which points especially low rates arc
being quoted over nil lines of rail
way ) , anys :
Dear Sir : Rec'd your letter the 14th
Inst. Wo 1'avo had. no snow till after
ChrlBtmna and the , cattle have been
able to live out , and are all In good
condition. It Is snowing now. That
Is what wo want ; have about 6 inches
now. The old settlers say when wo
have lots of snow It means a good crop
the coming season. It never drifts
hero. The weather Is calm and bright.
Wo do not have to dress any heavier
than In Illinois , and the horses never
shiver with the cold when wo take
them from the warm stables , as they
do In Illinois. It has not frozen In the
stable this winter. The most of the
stock runs out , but there is no need
of It , for timber Is plentiful and there
Is no expense to build good stables and
houses. Wo have good log houses and
they nro very warm. Two men can
put up a house 16x24 In two days.
There nre good rails for fences. Wo
Hvo ten miles from the coal district ,
the price being from 50 cents up 10
$2.00. The land is n very rich , loamy
Boll , from G Inches to several feet lu
depth ; the hills have the deepest. It
Is a rolling country , and excellent for
stock of all kinds. Sheep do well , and
there are plenty of small lakes where
the cattle can get good water. The
cattle got out. of grass last year , about
the middle of April , and run at large ;
unless In charge of a herdsman , wo
have to fence against them. Wheat
goes from 35 to 00 bushels per acre ,
oats 80 to 90 , very often over a hun
dred. As to potatoes , a neighbor
planted 7 bushels and dug 226 bushels
and no bugs. Roots of all kinds do
well. There are lots of strawberriea
nnd lots of red raspberries , black and
'red currants , and gooseberries , whore
the fire has not burnt them. Cattle
are scarce. I have been trying to buy
eomo for 8 months and have got only
three two-year-old , and paid $30 each.
Hogs are scarce , but can be got. They
sell for C cents dressed , and cost more
for stackers. Wheat 60 cents per bu. ,
oats 25 cents , eggs 30 cents a dozen ,
butter 16 and 20 cents , poultry was 10
and 11 cents dressed. Sheep are
scarce. If you come , bring your farm
tools , but bring no seeders ; we use
drills. Bring cows , but do not bring
horses unless you ore an experienced
hand In shipping them , for so many of
them are hurt In shipping. There will
bo plenty of work for a binder. Two
good horses will break , but three light
er are better. The horses you get hero
can work without grain , but are better
with It. It will be hard to tell what
prices horses will be , for the Immigra
tion will bo very large the coming
spring. They could be had last spring
at ono time. They claim the best time
to break Is June , but my experience
is to break In the spring and work It.
You can break till the middle of July ,
An Evidence of 1'roiperlty.
It Is generally conceded by economists -
mists , who study the commercial slt-
[ ! ( . uatlon of the country , that the great
arteries of railway travel are a sure
Indication of Its condition. A depres
sion in commercial lines means aban
doned business trips and the cancella
tion of pleasure travel , while a healthy
condition of affairs means business
trips and an Increase of passengers on
A good evidence that a business re
vival has gone broadcast over this
country Is the "Lake Shore Limited , "
the star train of the Vanderbllt sys
tem , between New York and Chicago ,
which Is dally comfortably filled. With
a view to taking the best possible care
of its patrons , the New York Central
has arranged to Increase the equip
ment of this train by placing an addi
tional standard sleeper on the trains
leaving New York and Chicago Tues
days , Thursdays and Saturdays. To
the regular traveler the appointments
and comforts of this train are well
known , but If you have never made a
trip on it , you owe it to yourself to
see and enjoy the advance made in
comfort and luxury In modern railway
travel. Remember the fare is no high
er on this train , except between New
York and Chicago , while the accommo
dations and service place this particu
lar train conspicuously at the head of
the list , when compared with other
lines. Albany Journal.
' TO CCIIK A COM ) I rf ONE DAV
Take Laxative Brome Quinine Tablets All
druggists refund the money If It falls to cure.
SSc. The genuine has L. 11 Q. on each tablet
Ho who neglects present duties may
never overtake future opportunities.
Hnlzer'i Hoed Corn.
Does your seed corn test , Uro. Farmer ?
Bolzor's does it's northern grown , early
aud good for 80 to 150 bu. per acre 1 Bond
this notice and lOc for 8 corn samples and
low prices to John A , Salzer Seed Co. , La
Crosse , Wis. [ w. n. ]
Some people look happiest when they
have had bad news to tell.
| TryGrain = 0 ! J
! Try Grain = 0 !
Ask you Grocer to-day to show yon
n pncknf-oof GllAIN-O , the now food
drink that takes the plnco of coffee.
The children may drink it without
injury as well oa the adult. All who
try it , like It. GRAIN-O has that
rich seal brown of Mocha or Java ,
but it is made from pure grains , and
the mostdellcnto stomach receives it
without distress. the price of coffee.
15 cents and 25 couts per package.
Sold by all grocers.
Tastes like Coffee
Looks like Coffco
I wist that your grocer gives yon QRAIN-O
Accept no imitation.
Ornln Elevator and Feed Mill on 0 the
HurlliiKton railroad , at ono-luilf its value
Ucst locution In Nebraska. Address
f09 I'uxton Block , Omaha.
f heN * e WS"B r iefly To 1 dL 1
Ilavnnn exports of tohacco during
Fchrtiary ngBregatcil 13,418 hales.
The United States transport Conno-
niangh hau arrived ut Honolulu , carryIng -
Ing mules for Manila.
A reception was tendered General
.Douglas at Havana Friday night as
a farewell. Several hundred members
of the Seventh corps were present.
Captain James McQueen Forsythe ,
who has hceu recovering in the naval
hospital In Philadelphia from a se
vere Illness , received word from Wash
ington of his appointment to the
cruiser Baltimore now In the Philip
Rohert J. Burdette , the humorist ,
and Mrs. Clara B. Baker were married
at Pasadena , Cal. Mr. and Mrs. Bur
dette will make their future homo In
Pasadena , whore the humorist will fill
the pulpit of the First Presbyterian
The Berlin correspondent of the
Morning Post says : In their dcslro to
effect friendly settlement of the Samoan -
moan dllllculty , the Gorman olllcore
have decided to discontinue their sup
port at Mataafa , hoping that this will
induce the United States to recall Chief
The United States cruiser Now York
and the gunboats Vlcksburg and An
napolis arrived In Santiago. Rear Ad
miral Sampson , accompanied by Cap
tain F. B. Chadwlck , called upon Ma
jor General Leonard Wood , the mil
itary governor , a salute being fired In
honor of the admiral.
President McKlnley spent a quiet and
restful Sunday at Thomasvllle Ga. , at
tending to no business save tfew * ar
rangements for the return trip to
Washington , and listening to what
Postmaster General Emory Smith had
to &ay of his observations of condi
tions in Cuba. The weather was very
warm , the thermometer registering 86
degrees , but a breeze was blowing.
Colonel Henry C. Egbert , whom
General Otis reports among the killed ,
was born In Pennsylvania ariH ap
pointed a first lieutenant in the army
from civil lifo on September 23 , 1861.
Ho served continuously as a line offi
cer for nearly forty years. He was
moro closely identified with the
Twelfth Infantry than any other or
ganization , having served with dis
tinction In that regiment during the
The Fifteenth Minnesota has been
mustered out at Augusta , Ga.
M. Delcasse has presented the An
glo-French-African convention to the
French chamber of deputies.
The American Telephone company of
Now York has increased Its capital
from $25,000,000 to $75,000,000.
The state department has received
word from Honduras that no Ameri
cans ore arresotd there , as reported.
Minister Loomis , at Venzuela , re
ports many opportunities there for
American investors and manufactur
General Royal T. Frank , assigned
to the command of the department of
the Gulf. Is exected at Atlanta Wed
The order of a British railroad to.the
Baltimore locomotive works for twen
ty engines is exciting much comment
in the British press.
It is reported that the Baldwin lo
comotive works has received orders
for a number of engines to be used lu
India and Australia.
The Minnesota protest against the
censure passed onthe \ Fifteenth Min
nesota regiment has ben sent to Wash
ington by Governor Llnd.
Lieutenant Wells , commanding the
naval recruiting station at Chicago ,
will enlist an unlimited number of
first-class machinists for Dowov's
fleet at Manila.
Brigadier General Pennington , re
cently mustered out of the volunteer
service , expects soon to resume com
mand of his former regiment , the Seo-
oiid artillery , at Havana.
Canadian and Now Yoork capitalists
have organized a corporation to ex
hibit the Yukon resources at the Puns
exposition. Among the exhibits will
bo $5,000,000 in old dust and nuggets.
The extradition warrant for Mrs.
Ingcrsoll and John Collins , alleged ab
ductors of Gerald Lapiner of Chicago ,
has reached Palnesville , 0. . but ser
vice is delayed by habeas corpus pro
The paymaster's department of the
army has decided that volunteers who
enlisted prior to the act of April 20
are not entitled to extru pay , even
though promised it by tbo published
notices to recruits.
Henry B. Cooper has been sworn in
as attorney general for Hawaii.
Today's statement ot the condition
of the treasury shows : Available cash
balance , $282Oiy,68C ; gold reserve ,
The reception given Secretary Alger
at Havana on his arrival was attended
by a largo corps of American and Cu
The failure of congress to pass leg
islation for Hawaii has caused the
loaulng of an immense number of ves
sels with sugar for the United States
Among supplies upon which bids are
received nt the New York navy yard
are 60,000 pounds of cammed cornec
beef and 60,000 pounds of canned roasl
The moo-Egyptian Compress com
pany Is the latest thing n trusts from
New Jersey. It will control the manu
facture of cotton compresses. Capital
Health Commissioner Fritzscho o :
Rochester , N. Y. , reports that beef cu
In small pieces and packed In barrels
Is being shipped into Rochester for
sausage beef. An Inspection will be
Th-3 will of Joseph Medlll , late edit
or 01 the Tribune , was Hied In the pro
bate court c Chicago. The estate
whicn Is estimated - . about $2,000,001
net , la bequeathed in equal shares to
Jils two daughters , Mrs. Robert W. Pat
terson and Mrs. Robert S. McCormlck
The Tribune rtock is left In trust to
Robert W. Patterson , Robert S. Mc
Cormlck and A'illiam G. Bealo , who
are given full power to vote and manage -
ago or Pell as the majority may decide
Secretary Algcr has gone to Clcnfuo-
os from Havana.
Allentown , Pn. , rolling mills will
inke a slight Increase in wages April 1.
The Indiana supreme court holds
hat If u man marries a woman who
wcs him the debt Is cancelled.
It Is reported that Myron T. Ilerrlck
ms been offered the presidency of the
Vhccllng & Lake Eric , when It Is ro-
rganlzcd , but declines.
Funeral services were held at Chl-
ago over the remains of the late
llsliop Dugan , who died nt St. Louis ,
ntorment was In Calvary cemetery.
Commander J. M. Forsytho has been
sslgncd to the command of the Baltl-
nore , now on the Manila station , vice
Captain Dyer , who has been invalided
Suit has been brought against Wll-
lam Mnrtlndalo , Emporla , Kas. , for
166,000 , claims growing out of the fall-
ire of the First National bank of Etn-
Surgeon General Stornborg received
mall reports from Manila concerning
lospltal and medical affairs there. In
ho main they dealt with routine mat
ers and showed satisfactory coudl-
A Filipino commissioner to negoti
ate for the release of the Spanish pris
oners In the hands of the Filipinos ar
rived In Madrid. The cabinet has de
cided to sell the transports Rapido ,
Meteoro and Patriota.
The commissions of the largo num-
> er of postmasters appointed by the
president slnco the adjournment of
congress will bo signed at once by the
> resident and postmaster general.
These have accumulated to the number
of about 150 and the appointees have
) cen querying the postofllco depart
ment on their status.
The six additional mountain guns
asked for by General Otis a short time
ago are now on their way to Manila.
These guns nre two-pounders , and can
bo taken anywhere that mules or men
can go. General Otis had eight ot
hese guns , besides four cuns of the
Astor battery. The latter , however ,
are twelve-pounders and much heavier
Baroness Hirsch , widow of the Ho-
> row philanthropist , is critically ill at
Lieutenant Whlttlesoy has been se
eded as Admiral Howlson's flag lieu-
The rebels of Bolivia are credited
with capturing the important city of
Spain has secured n credit of $13-
156,000 for the payment of interest on
he Cuban debt.
Advertisements are ordered for bids
for 24,000 tons of armor plate , to bo
opened May 31.
Germans nro to hold n big meeting
at Chicago to protest against an Anglo-
The census office appeals to people
to cease applying for jobs. None will
be given out for several months.
The American Glass company has
shut down all Its factories at Pitts-
burg , indefinitely.Ing to a Btriko of
Ambassador Cambon has presented
to President McKlnley nn autograph
letter from President Loubot of Franco
announcing his election.
Attorney General Monnott of Ohio
decides that manufacturers of liquor in
other states must pay taxes on all
liquor sold in Ohio by them during
the last thirteen years.
The Marino Review issues a warn
ing that the buying up of steamers
by the steel trust means an intent to
not only control prices , but trans
portation of ore.
The Missouri house passed n bill
making the contract rate of Interest 7
per cent , a reduction from 8. The bill
provides also that property sold under
mortgage for a note satisfies the debt
The London Daily Graphic announces
that the Marquis of Salisbury has ap
proved the draft of the convention
dealing with the British and Russian
spheres of influence in China and that
the convention awaits the signature.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Buffalo Pan-American exposition
Colonel John Weber was appointed
commissioner general of the exposition
nt a salary of $6,000 per annum. Mr.
Weber will leave at once for Wash
ington , where ho will Institute rela
tions with the diplomatic represent
atives , particularly with the South and
Central American countries.
Ex-Secretary Sherman continues to
Improve steadily and last night was
The transport Logan has arrived at
Savannah with the One Hundred and
Sixty-first Indiana volunteers.
It was stated at the war department
that the provision of the army law
allowing the retention in service for
six months of the volunteers In the
Philippines bus been construed to
mean the ofllcers as well as the men ,
and that the volunteer organizations
would bo retained just .as they now
Lieutenant Fred S. Perry , who is
reported as wounded in the recent
fight near Malolos , Is with Company E
of Boulder , Colo. He is 22 years of
ago and gave his vocation as a stu
dent. He was promoted only a few
days ago to first lieutenant. His near
est relative is given as J. M. Perry of
Jollet , 111.
The transport Logan has broknn tnn
record , making a trip in ninety hours
from Savannah tollavana , loading the
Ono Hundred and Sixty-first Indiana
and reaching Savannah ahead of the
Captain William J. Watson of the
Twentieth Kansas regiment , Injured
at Malolos , enlisted at his homo In
Plttsburg , Kan. , under the original
call for troops. He went In as a first
lieutenant in Company D and was
afterward promoted to bo captain of
Company E. Ho Is 26 years of age , a
lawyer by profession and a graduate
of the law department of the State
university. His nearest relative Is
A. M. Wilson of Plttsburg.
IE pleasant method and beneficial effects of the well-known remedy , SYRUP OP FIGS , manufactured
by the California Fig Syrup Company , illustrate the value of obtaining the liquid laxative principles
of plants known to be medicinally laxative and presenting them in the form most refreshing to the'taste
and acceptable to the system. It is the one perfect strengthening laxative ,
CLEANSING THE SYSTEM EFFECTUALLY DISPELLING
COLDS AND HEADACHES , PREVENTING FEVERS , ; .
OVERCOMING HABITUAL CONSTIPATION PERMANENTLY. , . ,
Its perfect freedom from every objectionable quality and substance , and its acting on the kidneys ,
liver and bowels , gently yet promptly , without weakening or irritating them , make it the ideal laxative.
In the process of manufacturing figs are used , as they are pleasant to the taste , but
THE MEDICINAL QUALITIES ARE OBTAINED FROM SENNA AND OTHER AROMATIC PLANTS ,
by a method known to the California Fig Syrup Company only. In order to gel its beneficial effects , and
to avoid imitations , please remember the full name of the Company printed on the front of every package.
Consumers of the choicest products of modern commerce purchase at about the same price that others
pay for cheap and worthless imitations. To come into universal demand and to be everywhere considered
the best of its class , an article must be capable of satisfying the wants and tastes of the best informed
purchasers. The California Fig Syrup Company having met with the highest success in the manufacture
and sale of its excellent liquid laxative remedy , SYRUP OF FIGS , it has become important to all to have a
knowledge of the Company and its product. The California Fig Syrup Company was organized more than
fifteen years ago , for the special purpose of manufacturing and selling a laxative remedy winch would be
more pleasant to the taste and more beneficial in effect than any other known. The. great value of the
remedy , as a medicinal agent and of the Company's efforts , is attested by the sale of millions of bottles
annually , and by the high approval of most eminent physicians. As the true and genuine remedy named
SYRUP OF FIGS is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Company only , the knowledge of that fact
will assist in avoiding the worthless imitations manufactured by other parties.
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For .Sale by All Druegishs . Price 5O < ? Per Bottle.
liABASTJNEJ 1 the original
and only durublo wall coating ,
ontlroly different from all Ual-
Bomlnos. Ready for UBO In
white or twelve beautiful tlnta
by adding cold water.
AD1ES naturally prefer 1
BASTINI3 for walls and ceil
ings , because It Is pure , clean ,
durable. Put tip In dry pow
dered form , In five-pound pack
ages , with full directions.
L/Li kalaomlnes nro cheap , tem
porary preparations made from
whltlnff , chalks , clays , etc. ,
and stuck on walls with de
caying animal irlue. ALABA8-
TINE la not a kalsomlne.
EWAnB of the dealer Who
nays ha can nell you the "name
thine" as AL.ABASTINE or
"Bomethlntr Just as good. " Wo
Is cither not posted or la tryIng -
Ing to deceive you.
NT > IN OFFERING somethln *
ho has bought ohcan and tries
to pll on AL.ABASTINE'9 de
mands , ho may not realize tha
damage you will suffer by a
halBomlno on your walls.
BNSIBLE dealers will not buy
a lawsuit. Dealers risk one by
selling and consumers by using1
Infringement. Alabastlne Co.
own right to make wall coatIng -
Ing to mix with cold water.
| HE INTERIOR WALI S Ot
every schoolhouse should bo
coated only with pure , durable
ALABASTINI3. It safeguards
Health. Hundreds of tons are
used , annually for tills work.
N BUYING ALABASTINE.zeo
that packages nro properly la
beled. Beware of largo four-
puiiiul package light kalso-
rnlno offered to customers u.3
a flvu-puuiid package.
UI8ANCB of wall paper Is ob
viated bv ALAUASTINB. It
can be uard on plastered walls ,
wood celllncs , brick or can
vas. A child can brush It on.
It does not rub or scale off.
STABLTSHDD In favor. Shun
all Imitations. Ask paint doaUr
or druBKlat for tint card. Write
for "Alabastlne Era , " free , to
AI..AHASTINB CO. , Grand
Rapids , Michigan.
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rA K l rr * P3 A11 forms of Tumor Skin ,
UAlNtl \ Hlood ami Nervous nibunsua
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THE DE7VIAND JPOR 1OQQ
Is entirely without precedent , and by running our factories to their full '
capacity wo arc enabled to offer uucquiiled combinations of
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Columbia Oe ve > l-Ge > ar Chnlnlosan , J 75
Columbia Chain , models S7 and SO , SO
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THESE ARE ENTIRELY NEW MODELS
Embodying more radical improvements than were over before offered
In a single season. They arc fully Illustrated and described
in our urtistio now catalogue.
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