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'The'rainfalVfdllowi tke plow. ' < i
4 < AB last as tkey break it up , you see ,
And turn the heart to the sun ,
As they open the furrows deep and free ,
And the Ullage In begun.
"The earth grows mellow , and more and
Olt holds and sends to the sky.
A. moisture it never had before"
. " When itaiace was hard and dry.
" "And so , wherever the plowshares run
The clouds run overhead , *
And the Boll that works and lets in the sun
With water is always fed. "
I wonder if that old farmer knew
The half of his simple word ,
Or guessed the message that , heavenly
Within it was hidden and heard ?
It fell on my ear by chdtace that day ,
But the gladness lingers now ,
To think it is always God's dear way
That the rainfall follows the plow.
FA. . D. ' T. Whitney.
The tunnel connecting the Lanca
shire and Cheshire sides of the River
Mersey is nearly finished. '
The total product of copper of the
Lake Superior mines for the year 1883
is reliably estimated at 60,000,000
M. Boulez , who has been appointed
vice president of the academy of sci
ences , Paris , will be the president of
that organization next year.
A writer in the American Druggist
says that oiled paper is a very good
substitute for oiled silk for surgical
dressings when economy is required.
There were 28,810 houses built in
London and the suburbs in 1882 , form
ing 508 new streets and one new square ,
covering a distance of 75 1-2 miles.
To preserve sandstone it is advisable
first to let it dry as thoroughly as pos
sible and then paint it or coat it with
sillicate of soda. Manufacturer's Ga
Dr. Louvain , of Carlsbad , has met
with several cases in which difficulty of
breathing was due to the administra
tion of moderate dose * of salycilicacid.
The breathing was labored and very
That which recently excited the close
attention of the observers of the Pons-
Brooks comet was the remarkable
changes in the intensity of the bright
ness it presented from time to time.
Whatever may be true of harmless
luxuries in the way of drinks the Lan
cet maintains that Health , happiness and
work fina stimulus enough in the un
sophisticated well of nature in pure
The Scientific American suggests
the rubbing of the joints of stylo-
graphic pens on which the fingers
rest with the thin edge of a piece of
wax to prevent soiling the fingers with
the ink that escapes from the imper
Electric lights "have been introduced
into a gunpowder manufactory in
England. The buildings are scattered
over three miles of territory , and the
wires are carried above ground from
a dynamo near the center of the in-
As a cure for * he bites of rattle
snakes and other poisonous creatures
the following is offered : Jndigo four
drams , gum camphor eight .drams ,
alcohol eight ounces ; mixed and kept
in close bottles. Apply to the wound
and the cure is soon completed.
Pollution of Well Water.
Tort Herald , March 7.
Dr. Frankland has recently called
attention in the London Times to a case
of well-water pollution which has far
more than a local interest. The pro
prietor of a brewery at Brentford , de
pending for its water supply on a large
well sunk into the chalk , suddenly
found the water poisoned to a degree
rendering it utterly unfit for brewing
or dietic purposes. Upon putting
chloride of lithium in a neighbor's wefi
it was soon discovered that it made its
way into the brewer's well , and it was
learned that the former had been con
verted into a cesspit for receiving fac
tory sewage. Though the injured party
brought An action against his neighbor
in the chancery court , she case was de
cided in favor of the defendant. Dr.
Frankland justly argues that this de
cision will be a serious blow at public
health , as the result of "the growing
pollution of rivers and streams" every
year makes- the public "more depend
ent on subterranean water. "
There is more need than most people
suppose for municipal legislation in
this country to guard the underground
water from pollution. The increasing
insufficiency and foulness of the supply
furnished through the pipes in some of
our largest cities will , eventually force
people to resort to pumps and wells
wherever it can be safely done , as in
suburban districts. That in many
places this return to the primitive water
supply would inure to the interests of
health cannot be doubted if only the
wells sunk were protected from pollu
tion by wanton or careless persons.
While notable instances in which con
taminated wells have produced fatal
sickness in a locality have often been
paraded tothe discreditof subterranean
water for dietetic purposes , it is prob
able than contaminated river water has
slain its thousands. Should the Asiatic
cholera , epidemic in the east last year ,
resume its westward march this sum
mer , the question raised by Dr. Frank-
land will loom up as one of vast mo
The Germs of Fever.
Dr.B.W. Carpenter In the nineteenth Centurr.
I have recently had the opportunity
of learning , on the spot , the full partic
ulars of a case in which four members
of one household were last year attacked
with typhoid fever one of them nar
rowly escaping with her life- under
circumstances which left no doubt in
the mind of the very accomplished
vV. * ± i ±
. _ _ pehinK of * n old oewpool ; belong
ing to a neighboring , .hovuw , then in
course of 'demolition. ' " The bouse in
which the outbreak occurred is large
and airy , and stands by itself in a most
salubrious situation. The most careful
examination failed to disclose any de
fect either in its drainage or its water
supply ; there was no-typhoid in the
neighborhood , and the milk supply was
unexceptionable. But the neighbor
ing house being old , and having been
occupied by a school , its removal had
been determined on to make way for a
house of higher class ; and as the of
fensive odor emanating from the un
covered cesspool was at once perceived
in the next garden , and the outbreak
of typhoid followed at the usual in
terval , the case seems one which ad
mits of no reasonable question.
On the whole , then , the conclusion
* seems clear , that while the breeding
ground of ordinary malarious germs is
the earth alone , and the breeding ground
of the ordinary exanthemata is the hu
man body alone , there is an interme
diate class of pestilential diseases-
including cholera , typhoid and proba
bly yellow ' fever in which ( as Mr.
Simon tersely expressed it ) "certain
: iicrophytes are capable of thriving
equally , though perhaps in different
forms'either within or without the an
imal body ; now fructifying in soil or
waters of appropriating quality , and
now the self-multiplying contagion of
a bodily disease. ' *
Or. Koota'a Health Monthly.
The Minneapolis , Minnesota , Tribune
recently made a "brief mention" of
"Science in Story" and says that it ac
quaints the youthful reader with many
things of which he might be well and
wisely ignorant. " The writer thinks
that "children should acquire a gradual
knowledge of themselves through the
medium of home and school training ,
rather than from the teachings of
books which in their -effect are little
better than the prurient literature they
condemn. " Considering the fact that
hundreds of newspapers throughout
the United States have spoken of "Sci
ence in Story" in the highest terms of
commendation , we are not at all piqued
by this left-handed notice. The work
has been-highly spoken of by such pa
pers as the Independent , the' Christian
Intelligencer , the New York Times ,
the Cleveland Leader , the Chicago
Inter-Ocean , the Graphic , the Com
mercial Advertiser , Hall's Journal of
Health , and a host of other first-class
papers throughout the United States.
The object therefore of noticing this ar
ticle of the Minneapolis'Tribune is sim
ply to call attention to the dangerous
species of old fogyism which crops cut
here and there and everywhere , and
which furnishes the material for our
vice societies and supports such pecu
liar specimens of the human family as
Anthony Comstock. Considering
that suuh people , however , are really
scarce , it is wonderful how much in
fluence they have. It is astonishing
that they can get legislatures to pass
laws to meet their narrow ideas. It
has been said over and over again that
children should acquire a gradual
knowledge of themselves , and with
what result ? It has been proposed
again and again that they should learn
certain matters from their parents , and
what has come of this teaching ? As
populations grow more dense it is get
ting so that even children of five or six
years of age , unless properly instruct
ed , gather certain knowledge in a way
to be a curse to them. That is , they
get it from hearing vulgar conversa
tion , and from what they overhear from
older persons in a casual way. We
recently received a letter from a west
ern friend who.gave us some most re
markable accounts of what was going
on among little children 'five or six
years old. Of the hundreds-of .papers
.which have spoken the Minneapolis
Tribune is the first to find fault with
the purity of "Science in Story. "
There have been two other unfavorable
notices , one from a southern paper , be
cause wer had made a lion of a black
boy , and another from a paper having
decidedly bourbonish democratic pro
clivities. The Minneapolis Tribune
bears of the palm.
Four Hogs to the Cord.
New York Sun.
' "Come up and' see some hogs , " said
Mr. Charles Rohe to a friend yester
day. The hogs were piled along
Thirty-third street from Mr. Rohe's
place to the corner of Eighth avenue ,
over 100 feet distant.
"To fully comprehend the size of
these hogs , " said Mr. Rohe , "a little
comparison is necessary. Thus a neat
little phaeton mare weighs anywhere
from 800 to 900 pounds. An ordinary
roadster weighs anywhere near 1,000
pounds. A good farm horse will go
from 1,200 to 1,300 pounds : Of 'the
twenty hogs piled along Thirty-
third street , the runt weighs 866
The weights of the others .were
painted on their rounded jaws , and
ran from 873 to 1,098 pounds. Twenty
of them weighed 19,648 pounds. Four
of them measured a cord. The breeds
are known as red and'white Jerseys.
"Where did they all come from ? "
"Burlington , N. J. , " said Mr. Rohe.
"They were raised by Mr. John Car
ter. He's got some more like them ,
only one is larger. They dress down
about 15 per cent. Those hogs
had * a better house to live in
than a third of the people of this city
have. Each hog had a separate stall
that was kept clean and sweet by con
stant attention and unlimited , fresh
bedding. They were cared for , just as
fast horses are. They were fed on
meal and milk. As a lot they are the
heaviest ever brought to New York , or
ever raise/ ! , for that matter. The
largest one of the lot is the largest hog
on record except one not slaughtered
. "Didit pay ? "
"Yes and no. The gratification of
beating the record is always worth the
expense ; but lighter hogs yield more
money on the investment. "
A young physician must not lose
tients. If he does he will injure
living alone , '
With a heart
which had almost
turned to atone , Had
only One friend in whom he
to ok pride. One friend who was nev
er known to deride ? So he sang Ita prai
se In his quaint old way. And these were
the words I heard him say : Your silver tea
pot and Wedgwood so fine , Yoursparkllng
ale and your generous wine , I care not for
If the cup that cheers , Is filled from the
teapot which time endears. The little
4 brown teapot , homely and old , I
prize far more than the miser
his gold. It welcomes me
'when I'm weary for
rest , "With a cup of
Hyson , of- friends the best.
The Stampede to the Idaho JHlnes.
Cor. Chicago Times.
It is never too cold or too hot for
men in search of gold. I have been
near the Idaho gold mines three days
and have seen pack trains one after
another filing up the old Mullan road
to the gold fields , and now I have just
thawed my ink to remark that the
thermometer now indicates twenty-
three below. The air is still and clear ,
and the tall pine trees around the fort
glisten with an icincss such as I have
vever before seen. The new city ,
which lies alongside the reservation ,
is just beginning to bristle with hotels
and stores , and the boat builders are
working on the steamer propped up
above the ice. Everything is going for
ward in the way of preparation , and if
there are not 50,000 Kien going through
this place during the next six months ,
then somebody will be fooled. Town
lots are selling at prices running into
the hundreds , and every man at the
garrison expects to get rich enough on
his mine during the spring and sum
mer to retire into -civil life. Life here
is civil enough , as far as the real dis
tinction goes , and I could ask for noth
ing better than my place by the broad
in Lieut. Kinzie's
open fireplace quar
ters. The hotel is so crowded that the
average is two in a tied and some on
the floors in nearly every room , Jand
while everybody is doing his best to
make things comfortable , it still falls
far short of the attractions of an offi
cer's mess. .
All sorts of stories come from the
mines. So far I have seen no one
from there who is not going back in
the spring. With the spirit of the oc
casion strong within me , I "grub
staked" a young man known to me as
perfectly trustworthy. Before leaving
Portland , Oregon , 1 received the fol
lowing letter from him , which I send
you in the original. The statement
substantially agrees with what I have
Eicked up in the three days I have been
EAGLE Crrr. Well , 1 just arrived
yesterday , and I traveled en foot for
eighty-six long , long miles , and it was
the hardest trip that I ever dreamed of.
The camp is booming , and there are
1,200 men in the mines. Snow is from
four to seven feet deep. Every foot ef
ground is taken , but I am going across
the mountains in a few days to try and
prospect some ; but I am afraid 1 can't
do much for two months. They are
working a lew mines , and they are
showing up fine. Nine out of every ten
claims have been relocated , and there
is going to be some big fighting * this
summer. There is only one female in
the town. Men are coming in at the
rate of fifty and sixty per day. My
friends say they will work me into some
good ground. I feel very much elated.
There are about thirty miles of mines
already located , and there is timber on
every ioot of it. J. H. M.
The officers at the fort seem to have
confidence in the future developments ,
and they are not men to be either "en
thused" or stampeded. I confess that
I do not-believe .enough is known yet
to warrant me in advising men 'to go.
Two companies have been formed and
are beginning to work on the mines
only a few miles from Cojur d'Alene
City. St. Joe River valley , near the
lake , is to be raked open by some ex
pectant men who have been down that
way ; and at Wolf Lodge , between
here and the mission , I am told there
will be good digging. The old miners
say it will be a quartz mining field ,
rather than placer , though some lumps
as big as one's finger ( say the little fin
ger ) have been shown me. They , came
out of the placers and are solid gold.
There are stories of bigger ones , and I
have seen quartz specimens rich in
"shot gold , " as they call it. They per
haps came from up above , at the new
mines , and perhaps from Liberia.
As to "Taking Colds. "
Popular Science Monthly.
No man can freeze himself into a ca
tarrh. In cold weather the hospitals
of our northern cities often receive
patients with both feet and both hands
frozen , with frost-bitten ears and frost-
sore eyes , but without a trace of a catarrhal -
tarrhal affection. Duek hunters may
wade all day in a frozen swamp with
out affecting the functions of their res
piratory organs. Ice cutters not rare
ly come in for an involuntary plunge
bath , and are obliged to let their
clothes dry on their backs ; it may re
sult in a bowel complaint , but no ca
tarrh. Prolonged exposure to a cold
storm may in rare cases induce a true
pleural fever , a very troublesome affec--
tibn , but as different from a "cold" - asa
a headache is from a toothache the
upper air passages remain unaffected.
Sudden transition from heat to cold
does not change the result. In winter
the "pullers" of a rolling-mill have of
ten to pass ten times an hour from the
immediate neighborhood of a furnace to
the chill draught of the open air ; their
skin becomes as rough as an armadil
lo's , their hair becomes grizzly or lead-
colored ; but no catarrh. On my last
visit to Mexico , I ascended the peak of
Orizaba from the south side , and
reached the crater bathed in perspira-
TO ino northwest slope , we were for ten
minutes exposed to an ice-storm that
swept the summit in blasts of fitful
fury. Two of my companions , a boy
of sixteen and an old army surgeon ,
were not used to mountain climbing
and couli hardly walk when we got
back to our camp in the foot-hills , but
our lungs were none the worse for the
adventure. Dr. Franklin , who , like
Bacon and Goethe , had the gift of an-
tioipatlve intuitions , seems to have sus
pected the mistake of the cold-air fal
lacy. "I shall not attempt to explain , "
says he , "why damp clothes occasion
colds'rather than wet ones , because I
doubt the fact ; I believe that neither
the one nor the other contributes to
this effect , and that the causes of colds
are totally independent of wet and
even of cold.1'
He Was Mistaken.
"Nice-child , very nice child" observed
an old gentleman , crossing the aisle and
addressing the mother of the boy who
had just'hit him in the eye with a wad
of paper. "How old are you , my son ? "
"None of your business , " replied the
youngster , taking aim at another pas
senger. "Fine boy" smiled the old
man , as the parent regarded her off
spring with pride. "A remarkable fine
boy. What is your name my son ? "
"Puddin' Tame ! " shouted the young
ster , with a giggle at his own wit.
"I thought so. " continued the old
man , pleasantly. "If you had given me
three guesses at it , that would have
been the first one I would have struck
on. Now , Puddin' , you can blow
those things pretty straight , can't you ? "
"You bet ! " the
squealed boy , delighted
at the compliment. "See me take
that old fellow over there ! " "No , no ! "
exclaimed the old gentleman hastily.
"Try it on the old woman I was sitting
with. She has boys of her own , and
she wont mind. " "Can yon hit the
lady for the gentleman , Johnny ? " ask
ed the fond parent. Johnny drew a
bead and landed the pellet on the end
of the old woman's nose. But she did
mind it , and rising in her wrath soar
ed down on the small boy like a blizz
ard. She put him down "over the line ,
reversed him , ran him backwards till
he didn't know which end of him was
front , and finally dropped him into the
lap of the scared mother , with a bene
diction whereof the purport was
that she'd be back in a moment and
skin him alive. "She didn't seem to
like it , Puddin' , " smiled the old gen-
man , sostly. "She's a perfect stranger
to me , but I understand she is a matron
of a truant's home , and I thought she
would like a little fun ; but I was mis
taken , " and the old gentleman smiled
sweetly-as he went back to his seat.
Ben. Perley Poore ,
Gen. Burnside and Senator Morton ,
when they were boys , were apprentices
in the little village of Liberty , Ind. ,
Burnside in a tailor's shop and Morton
in a hatter's. One day the Hon. Caleb
B. Smith , then representative in the
federal congress from that district , was
about to start on an electioneering
tour when he discovered that there was
a rent in his coat. Stepping into a
tailor shop to have it mended , he found
no one there but young Burnside , who
was stitching away on a coat while he
was attentively studying a volume of
" ' Tactics " which he
"Cooper's , propped
up by a "goose" and kept open by a
pair of shears.
Questioning the young man the con
gressman was struck with his self-re
liant confidence and the unflinching
look with which he returned his gaze ,
and unknown influence prompted him
to say : "You should be a cadet at
West Point ! " That remark changed
the young tailor's destiny. He sought
and obtained an appointment to West
Point , but he never forgot the neat
and trim habits of the tailor shop.
The Country Editor.
The country editor lives nearer to his
readers than the city editor does. The
country editor knows by sight and by
name a goodly proportion of his sub
scribers , and to a large extent he is fa
miliar with their family history. He
personally congratulates them upon the
birth of n , child , and sympathizes with
them when death takes a loved one
from the family circle. He attends'the
funerals , the weddings , the anniver
saries , and all other sp'rts of gatherings.
He joins their societies , religious and
otherwise , acts as president or secre
tary , or as a private member , discusses
questions with them , writes essays and
delivers speeches. He is , a trustee of
all sorts of local enterprises , and tries
to make himself generally "useful as
well as ornamental. "
How to Make Things Hum
Wall Street News.
A smart-stepping citizen of Tennessee
was in New York a few days ago to see
about raising money for a proposed
railroad line down in his county , and ,
wh'en asked to explain , he said :
"There's no explanations about it.
This is to be a railroad 200 miles long. "
"But about the company ? " "Oh ,
that's been organized and all the of
ficers elected. " "What's the capital ? "
"Five million dollars. " "How much
stock has been taken ? " "About § 300
worth. " "What ! Only § 300 worth ? "
"That's all , mister , and if you fellers
down here will only pitch in and gobble
up the rest of it , we'll go ahead and
make things hum. "
In Germany the police regulations
are very strict , and any violation of
them is promptly punished. The
people have a holy terror ot the law ,
Two gentlemen happened to meet in
Berlin , and the following conversation
took place : Have you heard the
dreadful news about Miller ? " "No ,
what is it1" "He was in a boat in
the river. He fell overboard and was
drowned. "The water was too deep "
"Didnt he know how to swim ? " "Dont
you know that all persons are forbid
den to swim in the river ? "
AGENT FOR THE - * 1
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Sold Low for cash , or on easy payments or
Teat ed until the rent pay ? f < . r the organ. ,
M. A. 8PALDING , Agent ,
HcGOOir - - NEBRASKA.
. Ranch on Red Willow , Thornburg , Hayes
County , Neb. Cattle branded "J. M. " on
leftside. Young cattle branded same as
above , also4 'J. " on left jaw. Under-alope
right ear. Horses branded "E" on left
FOR SALE. My range of 1,000 acres of
deeded land in one body , including the
Black and Byfield hay lands ; timber and
water with two good farm houses and other
improvements. Convenient to No. 1 school
privileges. Situated in the Republican val
ley west of Red Willow creek. Call on or
address * J. F. BLACK ,
Red Willow , Neb.
Stock brand circle on left shoulder ; also
dewlap and a crop and under half crop on
left ear , and a crop and under bit in the
rizht. Ranch on the Republican. Post-
office , Max , Dundy county , Nebraska.
HENRY T. CHURCH.
Osborn , Neb. Range1 : Red Willow creek ,
in southwest corner of Frontier county , cat
tle branded "O L O * ' on right side. Also ,
an over crop on right ear and under crop on
left. Horses branded " 8" on right shoulder.
SPRING CREEK CATTLE CO.
Indianola. Neb. Range : Republican Val
ley , east of Dry Creek , and near head of
Spring Creek , in Chase county ,
J. D. WKLBORK ,
Vice President and Superintendent.
JOHN HATF1ELD & SON.
McCook , Neb. , Ranch 4 miles southeast ,
on Republican river. Stock branded with
bar and bay 65 on left hip g
J. B. MESERVE.
Ranch , Spring Canyon on the Frenchman
River , in Chase county , Neb. Stock branded
as above ; also " 717" on leftside ; "O.L. " .
on left hip ; " 7" on right hip and "L. " on
right shoulder ; "L. " on left shoulder and
' 'X. " left . Half
on jaw. under-crop left
ear , and square-crop right ear.
Range : Republican Valley , four miles
west of Culbertson , south side of Republi
can. Stock branded " 161" and " 7-L. "
P. O. Address , Culbertson , Neb.
THE TURNIP BRAND.
Ranch 2 miles north of McCook. Stock
branded on left hip , and a fewdouble cross
es on left side. C. D. ERCANBRACK.
STOKES & TROTH.
P. O. Address , Carrico , Hayes -county ,
Nebraska. Range , Red Willow , above Car
rico. Stock branded as above. . Also run the
lazv ci brand.
. GEORGE J. FREDERICK.
Ranch4miles southwest of McCook , on the
Driftwood. Stock branded "AJ" on the
left hip. P : O. address , McCook , Neb.
W. N. PROCTOR.
McCook , Neb. , range ; Red Willow creek ,
in southwest cornerof Frontier county. Also
E. P. brand on right hip and side and swal
low-fork in right ear. Horses branded E. P.
on right hip. A few branded ' 'A' ' on rieht
ALL LIVE DRUGGISTS SELL.
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