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TUE VALENTINE DEMOOTA1
Z. ML JUJCM.
Counterfeiters are not very particu
lar about their work. Tbey are satis
fled if it is passable.
.Trouble like cayenne pepper , is no
' very agreeable in itself , but it give ;
zest to otber things.
'Kipling has such a dashing and tak
Ing -way about him that the westerr
piipers say he is the "real poet lariat. '
That terrific creature , the Britisl
lion , is , in the Venezuelan instance , bu1
too plainly become the German tame
Wherever she is the great American
girl be she three or three-and-twentj
is accustomed to hold the center of
Who say agriculture cannot thrive
on the rocky" fields of New England
irhen they yield balls in § 100,000 bams
fn .Vermont ?
It is no longer necessary to have
teTHplefi o'f faule. If a man achieves
gFCafMsS the doctors will issue bulle-
* 1SS Tl'fceft Tie is ill.
Those who are familiar with Mr.
ftockefeller's circumstances are of the
opinion that the assessment of his per
sonal property at $2,500,000 is entirely
A Chicago woman declares that
"women are not altogether economic
dependents. They depend upon man
for bread and butter , and have to be
good to get it. " But not very good.
Sweden has two crematories , but the
average of cremations in that country
Is less than one per annum. The janl-
torship of a Swedish crematory would
seem to come under the head of light ,
Walter Wellman says he will tell any
benevolent gentleman with a bank ac-
sount how to reach the pole. That's
easy. Take a ship as far as the Arctic ,
and then walk. P. S. The walking is
Dot very good.
A French scientist has invented
fresh air tablets which give out oxy
gen in closed rooms , submarine boats ,
etc. It is now in order for somebody
to invent a clean towel tablet for our
Mr. Kipling has got into deep trou
ble at last. The German poets are be
ginning to fire adjectives in nineteen
syllables at him in retaliation for "The
; -Rowers , " and he doesn't understand
enough German to get back at them.
The great need of this country is .the
stern and universal lesson that the law
Is'supreme over all. The only way to
teach it is to make it curb the rich and
powerful as well as the obscure and
ignorant. When it is shown that the
offenses of the great will be overtaken
by swift and sure punishment , it will
be much easier to make the masses re
spect the law.
If one-half of the stories told about
the depredations of the cattlemen upon
lands that belong to the Government
ind consequently to all the people are
true , vigorous legal measures should
be instituted against them , and such
teems to be the intention of the offi-
tials of the Interior Department. The
irea of land unlawfully fenced is not
Definitely known , but amounts to many
millions of acres.
It is wonderful how much an effort
to bring out one's language in clear
and crisp form assists one's mind in
shaping the thoughts to be clothed
with that language. It is in that re
spect like the calm demeanor and slow
speech of the old-fashioned friends
which helped them to success in busi
ness because it compelled them to
avoid haste and keep clear of impul
sive follies. Let the educators ham-
Tner on this nail till they drive it
The buffaloes of the West have been
treated almost as wantonly as the for-
ssts of the East. Of course , it was nec
essary that both should be thinned out
considerably to make room for an ad-
rancing civilization , but it was not nec
tary nor was it wise that either
ihould be brought so near the point of
innihilation. The contempt for and hos
tility to the sublime primitiveness of
this country that have marked an ad-
rance more resistless than any of the
pld buffalo migrations have been pain
ful and unpraiseworthy features of our
last century development.
We would like to have the good old
times. We would not object if our na
tional security could be made depend
ent upon our national isolation. We
Would rejoice If slow trips to Europe
torere advertised at a premium. We
trould not even care indeed we might
prefer should people sit down to din-
her in the front of the evening and not
in the shank of the night. Did our chil-
Iren go to bed at 9 o'clock and get up
* t 6 , despair would not ensue and
health might be subserved. Were
preachers to outrank organists in
churches and should sermons outclass
kinging , life would not become unendur-
tble , and reverence and worship and
tooral stimulant * might be more than
they are now.
The Detroit Tribune invited its read
ers to send in reasons why boys leave
* 'farms , or how tokeep boys 'on the
farm. We have read the variety ol
answers , and strikes us that few get
at the real facts. It is not unusual foi
the farm home to have several boys ,
TliesK are educated in the district
schools , and are a part of the family
usually till they are "of age. " And
when the oldest is 21 , he cannot as
sume charge of the farm. The father-
is strong and vigorous , and a bevy of
sturdy sons are coming along to help
In the work. There is not land enough
to divide up and the boy at 21 has
nothing but his farm education and a
suit of clothes for his capital. Ho
cannot for his own good be permitted
to loaf around home , and there is no
need of his services .78 a hired man.
He must go out into the world of labor
and do something. If lie has been giv
en a good education , he may t < ee his
way to entering a profession , or a
trade , or he may find employment
somewhere in an industry. It may be
that he is content to become a farm
hand , work summers for small wages ,
and do chores for his board in winter.
But the average boy soon understands
that he must take care of himself.
With no capital with which to buy
land , he naturally turns to some place
where he can sell his labor. ITeuC'Llfi
turns liis back on the farm , not bu-
CQUC JlG regards it as an inferior call
ing , but simply because there is no
chance for him. It is seldoin that an
only son of a farmer refuses to stnT
U tlie farm , and this is due more
to the opportunity given liim for a col
lege education than "because he re
gards farming as lacking in dignity or
In a recent issue of the Indepeudeu
there was a novel bit of criticism that
makes interesting reading. An Amer
ican machinist who lives in England
was invited to criticize freely and hon
estly the Londoners and a Londoner
was given space to tell the worst he
knew about America. Virgil E. Stack-
house , American , dipped his pen in
vitriol and declared that the average
Londoner is a pitiful type of mankind.
He is densely Ignorant , and knows lit
tle else , than to say "God save the
King" in season and out. His life is
monotony intensified and education is
mostly gained in the public houses
which are frequented by women and
children. Mr. Stackhouse sees nothing
but mental and moral decay for the
average Londoner , who is pronounced
" " . Horwill who
"stupid. Herbert W. ,
loves a king like a child loves its
mother's milk , and is British to the
core , slobbered some when he tried to
find the great American fault. He
says we feel too big and haven't a
proper sense of the fitness of things ;
that we don't realize how inharmo
nious we are. This may mean a good
deal or it may mean nothing , but as
examples he found fault with the
spread of Christian Science and the
decorations at the funeral of Wm. Me-
Kinley. He also asserts that "When
discipline becomes less abhorrent to
the American mind , American life , so
cial and intellectual , will become les
afilicted by the spirit of jerkiness. " In
other words we are condemned for
being natural. We keep our feet on
the ground and our hearts in the right
place. Few of us wear a society mask
and if we arc raw and crude , we arc
at least human. Mr. Horwill did
poor job at criticizing. If the worst
that the world can find to say of
America cuts no deeper than a sugges
tion that we don't know how to weai
our clothes or act when company
comes , there is still hope for the land
of the free.
Much has been heard of the life in
surance policy holder who dies unex
pectedly after paying a premium or
two , thereby netting to his family
many thousands of dollars in return
for only a hundred or two paid in. He
is a perennial figure and a rather fas
cinating one , for human nature is such
that the pleasure of possibly getting
back ? 10 for every one paid out is held
to be almost quite worth dying for.
In all seriousness , however , it is one
of the most powerful arguments in fa
vor of insurance that the chance of sud
den death is robbed of some of its ter
rors in the knowledge that the home
has been protected at a relatively small
outlay against penury. But there is
now a later boast in connection with
life insurance in the person of the aged
policy holder , who has been insured
for half a century or so , is glad to con
tinue paying premiums and finds com
pensation for the fact that he has not
gotten the best of the company in that
he is still on deck and that his pay
ments have gone to help in the families
of his many fellow members who have
passed away. One of these persons
brags justifiably in a communication to
thepublicaud poin-ts to the fact that h'e
has "paid premiums for fifty-two years ,
and hopes to live to pay several more. "
Other wheel horses of policy holders
only a little behind him in the number
of premiums turned in are watching
his ninety years of life in the possible
hope that he may be called to a better
world in time to let some one of them
claim the honor of being the oldest liv
ing life insurant. Of course there can
not be many life policy holders who
will tarry on earth long enough to pay
more in than their families will receive
but it is interesting to note , as in the
cases cited , that when they do survive
for years beyond their "expectation of
life" they seem to be just as happy
over It as if they had come to die early
and knew they were going to hit the
companies the hardest kind of a "fa
Power from an Artesian "Well.
At St. Augustine , Fla. , is the only mill
In the world that gets Its power direct
from an artesian well.
Oyster patties , eaten at night , will
make the average man dream that he1
is fighting a bulldog. w. . . . -
For SnjrR ngrDoors. .
Obtain a wheel ( one from an old ma
chine will answer ) and , after cutting'
a nofch in the bottom of the door for
the wheel , attach the latter to the door
by means of an iron bar. This bar
should be round and of a diameter that
will work easily in the hole of the
wheel. Have a blacksmith flatten the
rod at either end , twist it to fit the door
frame and make two or three holes in
each end , so that it may be screwed to
the door as shown. A large flat stone
should be placed close to the door sill
on which the wheel will rest when the
door is closed. If the ground over
which the door will swing is kept level
and built up to the proper height the
TO PREVENT SAGGING.
attachment of this device to the door
will absolutely prevent its sagging. It
may be readily attached to an old door
after first placing the door in the proper
position , adding new hinges if neces
sary. Indianapolis News.
Cruelty to Cows.
Men may regard cattle as mere ma
chines , but the fact remains that they
are of a sensitive organization , capa
ble of suffering and enjoyment , and
that to a degree too often lost sight
of. The idea that it is just as well
for a cow , either in point of comforter
or health , to be tied up six months
with no exercise , is contrary to all
physiological teaching ; and that nutri
tious food , light and exercise are nec
essary to the maintenance of health
and a full development. Give cows
chance to go out in the sunlight of the
warm days in the winter and see 'how
quickly they go and see the real en
joyment depicted on their expressive
faces. Even though the milk flow , may
be somewhat lessened , will not what
is lost In quantity be made up in qual
ity ? At any rate , I am sure I would
much rather eat dairy products of
strong , healthy cows than that of
those weakened and enervated by
close confinement and unnatural food ,
such as would be an exclusive diet of
corn meal. It is not necessary , in or
der to give them a little exercise and
sunlight to range over an extensive
area. Let them out in an ordinary
sized yard and thej * will not do trav
eling sufficient to waste any great
amount of energj * . Farm , Stock and
Simple Mouse Trap.
A strip of sheet metal , or wooden
splint , three-quarters of an inch wide
and six inches long , is bent into an
oval loop. The ends
project somewhat ,
and a wire is insert
ed to hold the bait.
A bowl or small tin
basin is inverted on
a board and the loon
BOWL TRAP. inserted as shown
in cut. Too many homes are pestered ,
with mice , and the winter is a good
time to clean them out. E. Hallenbeck ,
in Farm and Home.
Value of Ground Grains.
In feeding grain to stock of any kind ,
there is no doubt but what the best re
sults will come from feeding whole
grain part of the time and ground grain
on alternate clays. It is known that
feeders in some sections object to the
feeding of ground products , but usual
ly because of the supposed expense of
grinding. True , this is considerable it'
one has to pay for grinding , but in a
neighborhood where considerable stock
is kept it will pay farmers to own a
machine in common , buying one with
a belt attachment so that an engine
may be used. Usually any man owning
tin engine will do the work for twenty-
five cents an hour , and a hundred bush
els rnay be ground at small expense. In
the feeding of this ground product , one
must be guided by experience , but mix
tures of corn an oats are generally de
sirable , while to still further vary the
ration , these grains may be fed separ
ately. This sort of feeding always gives
the bast results and at a cost compara
tively small. St. Paul Dispatch.
The Seed Supply.
No seedsman can guarantee an even
quality of all his seeds every year. In
some , unfavorable growing seasons oc
cur ; in others insects and fungus dis
eases assail the crops ; in fact , there is
not often a season when all seed crops
are both large and of prime quality.
Those who are interested in cucumber
growing will be surprised at the high
price they will have to pay for cucum
ber seed this year ; in Nebraska last
season , where immense crops of su
perior seed are now annually raised ,
the crop was an entire failure and thq
crops elsewhere were variable. Of lat <
years Michigan has become one of thfl
largest producers of seed peas , but thfl
crop there last season was very short ,
so that the cost of seed will be greater ,
if anything , than in 1902. Some beans ,
too , are scarce , the wax varieties par
ticularly. There was only a moderate
crop of reliable seed of some sorts ol
squash , that of the Hubbard being lesq
than moderate. The price of onion
seed will be about the same , and cab
bage seed will be lower. No grower
should plant corn this year , at least
without first carefully testing it. In
many of the seed-growing sections the
crop had not time to mature promptly ,
and there will probably be consider
able unfit corn for sale. Country Gen
Weed Seeds in Grain.
Several hundred samples of timothy
alsike and red clover on sale by local
dealers in different provinces have
bpeu analyzed at Ottawa , Ont. In
spine 10 to 30 per cent by weight of
saud was found ; 03 per cent of the
samples contained over two thousand
weed seeds per pound , 44 per cent ovei
five thousand and 25 per cent over teq
thousand. Not more than 2 per cent
of the samples were found free from
weed seeds. These facts are in li
with a recent complaint from a Massa
chusetts farmer in regard to the rapid
spread on his farm of a "new weed
With white blossom and a hot , bitter
taste. " Investigation showed the pres"
ence of wild carrot , that pest of the
hay field In so many localities. The
weed had first appeared in quantity
along the borders of a field of oats
Better for the farmer to have paid
double price all his life for the best
grade of seed oats from a i liable deal
er than to have introduced such a
weed in cheap grain seed. It costs
more to raise' pedigree seed and to
raise it on clean land , but the result
is worth the difference. Better raise
one's own seed grain on the farm than
to buj' hap-hazard at the store. Mas
Difference in Cows.
In a herd of twelve cows , tested foi
three years in connection with the Wis
cousin dairy school , the milk of one
cow was worth $110 more than the
feed she ate , while that of five othei
cows added together only amounted to
$114 more than their feed. One cow
produced nearly as much profit as fiv
cows in the same herd. The feed and
labor cost about the same for a poor
cow as for a good one , but what a dif
ference in the net results. The results
of actual weighing and tests of farm
herds in various dairy sections of the
country Indicate that few herds exisl
in which at least one cow in ten does
not fail to pay expenses when feed is
reckoned at market value. Often il
happens that a cow , sxipposed by t
owner to be fairly good , has proved
the poorest of the herd when her 'milb
is weighed and tested for a year.
Advertise Your Good Things.
Study the pedigrees and breed Intt
popular lines as your experience hi
breeding : and management improves ,
and a demand is developed for yoin
stock by judicious advertising. Some
men pay big prices for breeding stocl ;
! iiiI never advertise , says the Lfolstein
Friesian Register. They sacrifice their
stock rather than pay out money for
advertising , while others with plainei
bred stock and liberal advertising
? et far better prices and greater de
Milk of different temperatures should
never be mixed.
With cows long in milk , the butter
will come slowly.
A little too much churning injures
the butter by destroying the grain.
Any impurities in the drinking water
are readily absorbed by the milk.
In profitable buttermaking it is all
important to suit your customers.
A little feed will often save a good
deal of time in milking a restless cow.
The growth of the heifer is so much
deducted from what should go to milk
A great point of value in a dairy cow
is to have the milking habit firmly es
Dairy farming , if rightly managed ,
may be the means of greatly improv
ing the land.
It is useless to expect a great flow ol
milk from a cow that has only enough
feed to live upon.
Care should be taken never to over
work butter , so that the grain and tex
ture may be preserved.
The fact that a cow gives a large
mess of milk need not interfere with
lier bringing a good calf.
The colder butter can be churned
the better , and the better it will stand
ifter it has been churned.
A good dairy cow should always
iiave her good qualities perpetuated bj
raising her heifer calves.-
A stunted heifer will never make a
jreeder of thrifty , quick-maturing
stock and will prove a failure.
The churn should never be filled
more than half full , and then if the
temperature is right the butter will
Stone or cement troughs are bettei
than wooden ones for setting the mill }
; ans in because they are easily kepi
Churning at too high a temperature
jr churning too long will produce
jreasy butter in which the grain is in
When cows have been long in milk.
churning is difficult , because the mills
has become glutinous and the fat glob
lies will not adhere.
Vegetable Preparationfor As
similating UieFoodandBeg ufa-
ling the Stomachs andBowels of
ness andRest.Contains neither
OpiumMorphine nor iiiieral.
WhCuy/ven. Flora :
Aperfecl Remedy forConslipa-
fion , Sour Stomach , Diarrhoea
Worms .Convulsions .Feverish-
ness and Loss OF SLEEP.
mm mm mmm W
Pac Simile Signature oF
EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER.
AGENTS WAN ! CUte & coantrr.to.ell
i i m mm mmmmmm OUT MedlClnCS. ToJ-
let Preparations and Flavoring Extracts.
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. IjIB-
ERAt , COMMISSIONS. Fair dealing. Writ ? tonce. _
LEWIS. IVIX8 i CO. , Dept.MBT . low * .
Ely's Cream Balm
Easy and pleasant to
r.s . Contains no in
It is quickly absorbed.
Gives Kelief at once.
It and Cleanses . .
A | n
the Nasal Passages. COLD ' H EAD
UWlA * * * " *
Allays Inflammation. I"rir
Heals and Protects the Membrane. Bestorea the
° enses of Taste and Smell. Large Size. 50 cento at
Unu'ficts or by mail ; Trial Size , 10 cents by mail.
ELY BROTHERS , 56 Warren Street. New York.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
CASTORIA . .
THE CCNT UH COMPANY. NEW YORK CITY.
Never Healed a Wound
Nature performs the healing process and medicine can only as
sist her in doing her work in healing wounds and throwing off r
diseases. Nine-tentbs of the diseases of man and beast have their
origin in some form of germs and if allowed to run and multiply
form complications. The reason that Liquid Koal prevents all :
germs dleases and cures them , un'ess fermentation and inflamma
tion have too far developed , is that it contains every antiseptic
and germicida known to science. All germ diseases such as hog
cholera , swine plague , corn stalk diseasestubercolosis. blackleg and
numerous others can ba prevented by giving Liquid Koal in drink
ing water , because they are germ diseases and no germ can live
where LiQnid Koal reaches it. Liquid Koal is unaffected Dy the
gastric juices of the stomach , passes through the intestines and
from there into the circulation , oermeating the whole system and
still retains all its germicial properties. Diluted with water , in
the proportion of one to one hundred , it makes the best lice killer
Price of Liquid Koal delivered at your station is as follows :
ONE QUART CAN - S1.0O TEN GAL. KEG , $2.5O PER GAL
ONE GALLON - - 3.OO 25 GAL. 1-2 BEL , , $2.25 GAL
GALLONS , $2.75 PER GAU 5O GAL. ONE BBL. , $2,00 GAL
DECEMBER 2J , 1900.
We. theundjrsignea stock raisers of Madiioa County , Nebraska. ra sing from
300 to 200 head of ho-jseach yetr have , aftora fair an 1 uup rlial trinl of Liquid Koal
manufactured by the National Medical Compviy. of Sheldon. Iowa , and YorJc , Ne
braska , toutid it to I > B the Best Disinfectant , uerm De-troyer and Appetizer tha- has
b en our pleasure to use , and -\ve joi itly think th it ma i is standing in his own
lipht who does not try it. When their agent calls we advise any stock raiser to
buy and u e Liq.iid Koal.
Gbas. Lodge , Norfolk , Nebr. Thomas P Wade , Battle Crrek Nebr.
J E. Melntosh , Emerick. Nebr. Wm. IIawkin > , Meadow Grove , Nebr.
M. T. Homan , Emerick , Nebr. F. f. Human , Xewman Grove , Nebr.
DECEMBER , 1902.
W.e , the undersigned stock raiser * and farmers gladly testify to the merits of
Liquid Koal manufactured by the National Medical Co. , of Sheldon , Iowa , and
York , Nebraska , We have used this product with gratifying success and advise all
to give it a trial. It should be on every farm in Nebraska.
.Rufas Feary , Bee , Nebr Chris. Schall , Staplchnrst , Nebr.
J. H. Feary. Bee. Nebr. F. C. Meyer , Staplehurst , Neor.
Geo. MillF , Bee , Nebr. Geo. Ring berger , Seward , Nebr.
Wm. Piughaupt , fctaplehurst , Nebr. J. Ringeberger , Sr. , Germantown , Nebr
If your dealer does not keep it write us direct.
A 32-page book on the Diseases of Animals mailed free upon ap
plication to the National Medical Company , York , JSebr. , and
Sheldon , Iowa.
National Cattle and Sheep Dip is the best and cheapest Dip for
killing off Ticks and Lice and the treatment of iVTange , Texas Itch
and Scab in Sheep. ID forms a nerfecD emulsion with water and is
harmless to the membranes of ih eye.
1 * your dealer does not keep it write us direct. Information
NATIONAL MEDICAL COMPANY
YORK , NEBRASKA. SHELDON , IOWA
WITH NERVES UNSTRUNG AND HEADS
BROMO - SELTZER
TRIAL BOTTLE 1O CENTS.
To prove the healing
& cleansing power ox
PAXTINE TOILET ANTISEPTIC
we will mail large trial treatment with
book of instructions absolutely free.
This is not a tiny sample , but a large
package , enough to 'convince anyone
that it is the most successful prepara
tion known to medicine as a cleansing
Taginal douche and for the local treat *
ment of woman's special ills , curing
discharges and all inflamation , also
to cleanse the teeth , mouth , and curt
catarrh. Send to-day ; a postal will do.
1 ° AXTOH CO , . 216 CoIunbusAva. . lotto * . Mm.
If afflicted with \ Tlompson'sEye Water
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