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Farming don't pay, pays the man
who spends bis lime at tho grop
ehop. Fakmers should meditate on
what they read, and read that
they may have food for medita
tion. A Sheep-collab vrith sharp
points projecting has been invented
as protection against dogs, which
6cize their victims by the throat.
Tnis is an Indiana correspondent's
way of utilizing apple juice : "Place
a stroug iron-bound cask in a warm
place and put into it in the first
place a few gallons of the best vlue
gar. Then add once a week an
average of a pint of cider to each
gallon of vinegar till the barrel is
full. This will give the very best
Cottage Cheese. Take thick
milk, slice it each way with a knife,
set it iu a warm place, 60 that the
whey will leave the milk, but do not
let it get warm enough to harden it ;
then put it iu a cloth, and after it has
well drained haug it up ; with the
hands rub it to a smooth paste ; add
a very little fine salt; mix well;
serve "with thick cream, sweetened
and flavored with vanilla.
Eggs hatch much belter, if the
nests are made by placing a cut of
turf and a shovel of mold, sand or
ashes iu a box or basket, and on
this a little short straw, than if straw
only is used. In this way a conve
nient hollow is obtained that pre
vents the eggs rolling out from uu
der the setting hen. In cool weather
tho eggs are kept of much more
equal temperature than in nests
made 6imply of loose straw.
To Prevent cholera among poul
try, a 6upply of good, clean sand and
gravel should always be accessible
to them. Tho water they drink
should be iu'an iron vessel, or a
quantity of rusty nails should bo
kept constantly in it. Of course the
water Bhould be pure and renewed
every day. Before adopting this
conrse, 60-callcd cholera took one
half the flock, but now it ucver
makes an attack, even under circum
stances more unfavorable than form
erly. Persons who have been dilatory
in taking into the house their tender
plants and uow find them occasion
ally frost-bitten, may be glad to
know that English gard tiers thaw
them out successfully (when not too
severely nipped) by sprinkling them
copiously with cold water. It is
useless, however, to apply the cold
water before the temperature rises
above the freezing point, for then
the cure will be worse than tho dis
ease. The disastrous effects of late
spriug frosts may be remedied in a
Many farmers throw away the
old brine in beef and pork barrels
and fish packages. Sometimes they
throw it on a grass patch or under a
tree and kill the vegetation. If
they desire to kill vegetation with it
they should pour it on patches of
burdocks or thistles, or around trees
that are worthless. It is better,
however, to use it for manure, in
which case it should be applied
with judgment. It may be applied
to asparagus beds or quince trees
liberally, but to other things spar
ingly. Ordinarily the best disposi
tion to make of it is to pour it on a
mau u re or compost heap and allow
it to be absorbed. Exchange.
AVe have just been reading an ac
couut of experiments made iu Eng
land in dibbling wheat ami culti
vating it like coru with the hoc.
The seed was planted iu drills, one
foot apart, and four inches apart iu
the rows. The spaces bctwecu the
drill rows were carefully cultivated
until the plants had attained suffi
cient growth to interfere with the
work. Tho result was eighty-four
bushels per acre. Another experi
ment, with rows six luetic apart and
four niches apart in the rows, re
sulted iu a yield of sixty-nine bush
els per acre. Other cases might be
givcu iu which even greater success
attended this method of growing
wheat. "We would suggest that our
readers test this method ou a small
patch of ground a square rod or
more. Have it accurately measured,
put it into the best condition, and
6C0 what your land is capable of
producing. If it will pay we ought
to know it, and wo will never find
ou.t without trying. You may be
compelled to cultivate the square
rod with tho hand hoc; but, if it is
lound to increase tbc crop to an ex
tent that will justify tho work, im
plements for cultivating by horse
power will speedily be forthcoming.
A FaltUral Friend.
r have lately seen an old horse at
Bourn, in Lincolnshire, on the his
tory of which I can thoroughly rely,
and it i6 eo remarkable that I think
it worth publication. I have seen
the horse myself, and as far as per
sonal observation goes, I can thor
oughly indorse the story. The horse
is aged twenty-two, of tho old short
legged coaching stamp, and has been
iu the possession of tho present
owner upward of sixteen years, dur
ing which period ho has only had
three days' rest, not excluding even
Snudays. His work has been to run
a heavy mail-cart from Bourn to
Swayfield, a distance of fourteen
miles, including the return journey,
every day, and one day a week two
miles extra. The horse leaves Bourn
between 6ixand seven in the morn
.ing, and reaches Buru about seven
iutbe-crening. During his recrea
tion at Swayfield, the horse is kept
in further exercise by working at
tho plow and other work upon a
farm. He. is without blemish and
in capital condition. His work for
tbc last sixteen years has been so
uniform that the horse knows the
particular places he has to' stop at
on givca days of the week ; for in
stance, he persistently stops at the
barber's- shop on Tuesdays and Fri
days, and six days a week ho stops
at a draper's shop for parcels, and
on Suudays he won't stop at either
place. His owner is so fond of him
that, with a sort of feeling of Tom
Moody, he hopes that he and his
horse may "be buried together.
Cor. London Field.
The intelligent compositor who
quoted tho Rev. Talmage as saying
"An honest man i6 the nobbiest
work of God" now lies stiff" and
6tark in the dank churchyard mold,
and the daisies arc growing all
around, all around, and the dairies
are growing: all around.
THE HOME DOCTOR.
DrsrrrsiA. Lemonade made
with honey, aud used freely, is an
efficient remedy for dyspepsia.
For Scalds or .Burns. Poulti
ces of tea-leaves, moistened in hot
water, are preferable to all other
remedies iu the first stage of burns
and scalds. Or take raw onions,
pound or mash as fine as possible,
and apply at once; it will give im
To Heal a Cot. Without wait
ing for it to stop bleeding, press tho
lacerated flesh together, and apply
immediately a plaster made of 600t
and cream, binding it firmly on, not
to be removed till healed, without
cleanliness requires it. Then put
another of the same on, without de
lay, not allowing exposure to the
air any more than possible to pre
vent. Scalding of the Tiiroat from
Swallowing BoilingWater This
accident occurs not uncommonly
among the children left by them
selves, nnd is very dangerous, as
the throat swells, and the sufferer is
in dauer of being suffocated. Send
for the medical man immediately.
Meau while, if it can be procured,
let the patient suck ice constantly,
and apply a strong mustard poul
tice to the outside of the front of
Belladonna in Asthma. The
Melbourne Medical Record states
that smoke from the leaves of bella
donna possesses much more power
in cutting short an attack of asthma
than that from stramonium, a long
pipe being the best means of smok
ing them, the smoke to be drawn
deep into the chest. Or if, when
the attack is at its height, the pa
tient has not the rfowcr of doing
this, the leaves may be placed iu a
saucer containing lighted charcoal
or wood ashks, which should be
put on a chair iu front of the pa
tient, this chair, as well as his own,
being covered with a largo sheet, so
as to confine the fumes, before the
leaves are put ou the hot charcoal.
From two and a half to five grains
of the leaves are sufficient when
smoked, and from five to twenty
grains wueu ourneu.
Breathing Through the Nose.
Callin taught the world the im
portance of shutting the mouth aud
breathing through the nose. It
would seem that his little book,
entitled "Shut Your Mouth," is
bearing fruit iu Germany, where
new thoughts receive more atten
tion from physicians than anywhere
else in the world. Respiration by
the mouth is easier than by the
nose, but not so safe. The nose to
a certain extent fits the air for en
tering the lungs. The sense of
smell prevents our breathing an air
loaded with poisouous vapors. The
moisture of the nasal cavities to
some extent saturates the air and
makes it less irritating to the throat
and larynx. The inequalities of the
nasal passage aud the hairs catch
the dust before it goes far enough
to harm. On the other hand, breath
ing through tho mouth dries the
throat, and in children may cause
false croup, cataarh, and it may so
affect the Eustachian tube as tp
cause injury to the car and deafness.
So particular, iu the eyes of Dr.
Guyc, is the importance" of breath
ing through tho nose, that he has
invented a little instrument to apply
to the mouth iu sleep, which holds
it shut aud compels nasal breathing.
Care of the Eyes. The care of
the eyes is urged by Arthur Cheva
lier in a new French work. The
use of the eyes, he says, should be
regulated by their strength, and
they should never bo over-taxed.
A habit of resting them often dur
ing work is recommended. Thus
in reading or writing stop from
time to time and allow the eyes to
wander over sui rounding objects.
To persist in working after symp
toms of fatigue appear is foolish.
As soon as the eyes begin to itch,
or grow red, or any pain is felt in
the eyeballs, work should bo dis
continued and cold water applied.
Do not pass suddenly from darkness
into bright light. Artificial lights
arc all injurious. The author adds :
"If a person cannot tear himself
away from close work, ho can at
least vary his occupation. Let him
close his eyes from time to time,
and take u turn around his room,
or, what is better, take a walk in
the fresh air; this, even if it be for
a few minutes only, will do him a
great deal of good. Let him who
once becomes convinced that he is
putting too much confidence in his
eyes take care to abstain from all
confining work immediately after
rising, after meals, or by artificial
light. Let him wash his eyes often
during the day with cold water a
remedy which, although simple in
itself, never fails in every case to
produce good effects. Baths of tepid
water arc injurious to tho eyes."
From tho way some of these girls
look in their walking-dresses, pulled
back and tied tight around below
the knees, two peanuts twice a day
and a grasshopper on toast twice a
mouth would make 'cm fat. Their
waists look like the thin part of an
hour-glass with very little sand iu it.
'Xothor storm coming unless we
are f y, x, p, d, d, y 1. 0 . :
: , 1 ! ! xxx Confound the flies!
How can a man write and keep both
cars and a well developed bald head
comfortable, at the same time.
"The snn rises in the east," ex
plained the teacher. "Yes, an'
there's suthiu' rises in the west, too,"
chimed in one of the smaller boys.
"Well, what is it?" asked tho school
ma'am. "Injuns 1" shouted tho
A gentleman who recently trav
eled over a notoriously 6low branch
railroad declared that'it is the safest
road in the country, as the superin
tendent keeps a boy running ahead
of the train to drive off the cows
A clergyman created consterna
tion at a funeral by praying earnest
ly in behalf of "the bereaved hus
band and the ono to come who shall
fill the place mado vacant by the
death of our deceased sister."
A subscriber wrote to a journal to
make some inquiries about the next
world's fair, whereupon the wicked
editor replied that he was under tho
impressiou that the next world
wouldn't have ar.y fair.
The Wester Rral.
The Western Rural comes to our
table from week to week complete
nall its departments. In matters
relating to tho farm, orchard and
ardon, it is unsurpassed, and yet it
does not ignore tho family circle. It
is a fireside companion, much en
joyed by the women folks and the
children, each having a department
full of interest to them. The Mural
is increasing iu circulation and in
fluence, and deserves the patronage
of all interested in the cultivation of
tho soii, or in increased intelligence
among the sons of toil.
An exchange says a pretty female
lobbyist, when she commences to
weep, generally wins a Congress
man over to her side From this it
would appear that our Cougress is
partially run by water power.
Elizabeth Allen, in a poem asks :
"Oh, willow, why forever wcepl"
Elizabeth is a little mistaken in tho
facts, it isn't the willow that weeps;
it is the boy who dances under the
limber end of it.
Somebody has discovered that
whenever tho grain is cut and haul
ed iu, the tramp makes his appear
ance on tho stubble and demands
work or bread. Brookville Demo
crat. It is lack to pick up a horse-shoe,
uuless, of course, it happens to bo
attached to a mule's hind leg. Buf
w :2 n
SO ?5 &
The undersigned offers at private sale
his farm two and a half miles north of
the city consisting of
80 ACRES OF IlIM,
fifty acre9 uudcr cultivation, and sixty
acres of as good hay land as can be
found, and under a portion of it Is a
very excellent quality or brick clay.
The Improvements upon the place are a
two-story concrete dwelling, 20x30 ft.,
a comfortable and convenient house; a
wind-mill: a large, substantial shelter
for stock; shed and yards for hogs;
corral for cattle; granary; tool house,
etc., etc. Also
133 HEAD OF 6IIEEP,
mostly ewesjbesides horses,cows, steers,
heifers, hogs, farming implements, fcc.
The location is a very excellent one
for farming and stock raising near the
eit3 with easy and quick access to mar
ket; a fifteen minutes' ride to the post
ollice, the railroad depot, the telegraph
office and church.
The site of the dwelling-house com
mands as tine a view as can be had of
the country, for twenty miles in every
direction, and the place would not be
offered for 6ale except that my increas
ing business in the city renders it
desirable to give it my exclusive at
tention. For further particulars call on or
Aaddress M. K. TURNER,
Geo. T. Spooner,
All work promptly attended to and
Refers to the many for whom he has
done work, nis motto in regard to
price is, Live and let live.
lb Building of Cisterns a Specialty.
CSTHeadquartcrs at the "Nebraska
House." Call and see rae.
4 13-4 m
HAIESS & SADDLES
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Bam, Saddles, Bridles, and Collars,!
keeps constantly on hand all kinds of
whins, Saddlery Hardware, Currv
combs, Brushes, Bridle Bits, Spurs,
Cards. Harness made to order. Re
pairing done on short notice.
NEBRASKA AVENUE, Columbus.
MRS. W. L. COSSEY,
Dress and Shirt Maker,
3 Doors Kt vrStlllman's Dru? Store.
Dresses and shirts cut and made to
order and satisfaction guaranteed. Will
also do plain or fancy sewing of any de
scription. 1ST PRICES VERY REASONABLE.
Give me a call and try mv w ork.
a week in your own town. $5
Outfit free. No risk. Reader
if you want a business t
which persons of either but
lean make great pay all the time they
lktt & Co Portland, Mains.
Ucan make money faster at work for
us than atnny thing else. Capital not
required; we will start you. $12 per
day at home made by the indus
trious. Men, women, bovs and girls
wanted everywhere to work for us. Now
is the time. Costly outfit and terms free.
Address True to Co., Augusta, Maine.
SPEICE & NORTH,
Genera Agents for the Sale of
Union Tactile, and Midland Pacific
R. R. Lands for gale at from $3.00 to $10.00
per acre for cash, or ou live or ten years
time, in annual payments to suit pur
chasers. "We have also a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimproved, for sale at low price and
on reasonable terms. Also buaincs and
residence lots in the city. Wc keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
Manufacturer and Dealer In
BOOTS AND SHOES!
X complete assortment of Ladim and Chil
dren's Shoes kept on hand.
AU Work Warranted!!
Our motto Good stock, excellent
work and fair prices.
Especial Attention paid to Repairing.
Cor. Olive and 12th Sts.
"Wholesale and Setail Dealer in
HABdWARE, STOYES, IRON, TIN-
Ware, Nails, Rope, Wogon Mate
rial, G-lass, Paint, Etc.
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets, Columbus, Nebraska.
O. B. STILLMAN,
"Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS,
PERFUMERY, PATENT MEDICINES, ETC.
Keeps on hand all articles usually kept In a first-class Drug Store. Dealers
in surrounding country will find it to their interest to purchase from him, as he
can and will give BED-ROCK PRICES.
Prescriptions Carefullv Compounded.
Wm ' ' ' ! I Mll !!
I3"A GOOD ASSORTMENT OF WALL TAPER ALWATS KEPT IN STOCK.
The Celebrated Diebold, Norris & Co's
(I.aic IicboItl & Kienzlc,)
Fire and Burglar Proof!
HAVE THE BEST RECORD OF ALL.
All leading Railroad & Express Companies and Bankers in Mortal ha?e them.
Not One Lost in the Two Great Fires In Chicago; also preserved the contents
in every instance, at Independence, Iowa: nt Central City, Col.; at
Oshkosh, AVls., and at all places have stood the test, without failure.
All Sizes for Sale and Made to Order. Old Safes taken in Exchange.
County aid Bank Work: n
D. &. C0VENT, GEHERAI AGENT, CHICAGO.
WILL. B. DALE, Agent,
"Fsio Eiist 3? 2,87
Apple trees, in variety, 4 to C ft., 8 year, Iowa crown, per 100, ?18.00...
Apple trees 2 yrs., grown in Antelope Co., 3 to 4 ft., per 100, $15.00
Siberian Crab, in variety, ,1yrs., 4 to 5 ft......
Cherries. enrlv and late Ufi-limnnrf a
Plums, Minoc and Wild Goose, 4 ft.,....'' ...'.'.'.'.'.'.
Concord Grapes, first-class, 2 year, per l66,"?bi6
Blackberry. Kittatlnnv and Snvrlor oa,l ,. inn nn
Raspherrjv-Doohttle, ilammotb, Cluster and Philadelphia Ked per
Gooseberry ,-Houchton, 2 years
Currants,-Victoria, Cherry and White Grape, 2 years
Strawberry, WiNon, Monarch of the West, per 100, 75 cents
Pie Plant -Strawberry Mammoth, (extra) . .'
Kj manock W ceping Willow, well formed heads, 6 feet,
Wisconsin " " " u ' u '
Box Elder and Soft Maple, 1 year, per
hite Tine and Norway Spruce, per foot
Snowball, Flowcrin? Almond, Lilac, purpio'and whiVe.Tft '..'.
..v.-, , , u,,D dUU luiuuiuc in variety, 'l years
Trumpet, ine, Honeysuckle, "IVistina and Virginia Climber,
1 "SSi TulPs Tube Roses and other bulbs, 10 to
small fruit srrowin? here, and li.ivo m'.,in
j.uih surgery was esiaoiisnca onn vonr -, nnri t , ,i ...
lea i so that"! can furnish anything In the above price-liit. Parties engaged In
fruit growing will find it to their Interest to give me a call before buying of
traveling agents. I am permanently located here, and expect to do a home busi
ness. Satisfaction guarantied. Correspondence solicited.
J'b J. ". CAliLISO:, ColmiubHH, Mebraika.
A. W. LAWRENCE,
AGENT FOR THE
Will herenftcr be found THREE
DOOUS SOUTH of the Post Office,
where he keeps a full lino of every style
PUMP. PIPE, HOSE,
And the Celobrated
I X L FEED MILL.
Ashe keens a Pump House exclusively,
ho Is able to sell CHEAPER THAN
THE CHEAPEST. Pumps for any
depth well. Pumps driven or repaired,
and Rods cut.
CIVE niM A CALL AND SAYE MONEY.
Specialty. Prices as low as
cm be Made.
? "E.tl liveyy.
S 20,$2 30
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ica nnn I hflrn n nnnrl
.1 conducted as a
Devoted to the best mutual inter
cuts of its readers and its publish
ers. Published at Columbus, Platte
county, the centre of the agricul
tural portion of Nebraska, it is read
by hundreds of people cast who arc
looking towards Nebraska as their
fnture home. Its subscribers in
Nebraska arc the staunch, solid
portion of the community, as is
evidenced by the fact that tho
Jouunai. has never contained a
"dun" ngainst them, and by the
other fact that
In Its columns always brings its
reward. Business Is business, and
those who wish to reach tbc solid
people of Central Nebraska will
find the columns of the Journal a
Of all kinds nratly and quickly
done, at fair prices. This species
of printing is nearly always want
ed in a hurry, and, knowing this
fact, we have so provided for it
that we can furnish envelopes, let
tor heads, bill heads, circulars,
posters, etc., etc., on very short
notice, and promptly on time as
1 copy per annum ?2 00
Six iiionthtt 100
44 Three months, 50
Single copy kcnt to any address
in the United States for 5 ots.
M. K. TTJENEE & CO.,
Ci:cei::n t: Ocrr.ri & Etsl izi Zznn & Hilrt.
Leandee Gerhahd, Presrl.
Geo. TV. II ulst, Vice Pes'
Julius A Reed.
Edward A. Gerhard,
Ahnek Tuunek, Cashier.
Rank of Deposit, DImcohbi
Collection) Promptly Iflnde on
Pay Intercut on Xfrae Depos
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COLUMBUS, NEB.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
DEIS. MEDICIIES. CHEMICALS.
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PEBFUMEEY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on band by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
One door East or Galley's, on
COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA
SAMUEL C. SMITH Agent,
ATTENDS TO ALL BUSINESS per
taininin? to a general Keal Estate
Agency and Notary Public, nave in
structions and blanks furnished by
United States Land Office for making
final proof on Homesteads, thereby sav
ing a trip to Grand Island. Have a larso
number ol farms, city lots and all lands
belonging to U P. B. It. in Platte and
adjoining counties for sale very cheap.
Attend to contesting claims before U. S.
Oflce one Door TTnt of HimmonJ Hoaw,
F. W. OTT, Clerk.
CHICAGO I NORTH-WESTERN
The Great Trunk Una from the West to
Chicago and the East.
It is the oldest, shortest, most direct, coavealent,
comfortable and in eyery reaped tho best line yog
tan take. It is the greatett and gra&dest Railway
organization Is the United States. It owss or
2IOO MILES OF RAILWAY
FUXJUCAX' HOTEI. CARS are run alea
by It through between
COUHCIi BLTJTCT CHICAGO I
No other road runs Pullman Hotel Cars, or any
other form of Hotel Cars, through, betireea the
Missouri Klver tad Chicago.
PASSENGERS GOING .EAST should bear
femlnd that this Is the
AND ALL POINTS EAST.
Passengers by this rente have choice of FIVE
DIFFKKENT BOCTES and the adraataEa of
Eight Dally XJnea Palace Sleeping Cars
from CHICAGO to
PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK,
AND OTHER KASTERN POINTS.
Insist that the Ticket Agent sells yon tickets by
the North-Western Road. Examine yonr Ticket,
and refuse to bur If they do not read oyer thia Road.
All Agents fell thecx and Check usual Baggage
Free by thia Line.
Through Ticket yla this Route to all Eastern
Points can be procured at the Central Pacific Rail
road Ticket Office, foot of Market Street, and at
I New Montgomery Street. San Francisco, and at
aM Coupon Ticket Offices of Central Pacific, Unloa
Pacific, and all Western Railroads.
New York Office, No. 415 Broadway. Boston
Office, No. 5 State Street. Omaha Office, 345 Farn
bam Street. San Francisco Office, 9 New Mont
gomery Street. Chicago Ticket Offices : 63 Clark
Street, under Sherman House ; 75 Canal, corner
Madison Street ; KInzIe Street Depot, corner West
Kinzto and Canal Streets ; Wells Street Depot,
corner Wells aud Klnzie Streets.
For rates or Information not attainable frem
yonr home ticket agents, apply to
Hartix HronrrT, W. H. STrwHrrr,
. Gcn'lMaQg'r.CMcaco. Oeu'l fail. Act, Ctlcago-
SACKET & CK0UCH,
The proprietors are practical millers,
attend to the grimling thenibelves,
Furnished with the latctt improved
machinery, they are prepared to do all
RYE AND FEED
GKOUNII EVERY DAY.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
"Vc make several brands of
Tint recommend to the trade our AL
It is a superior article made from
CHOICE SELECTED WHEAT.
A full, frc?h supply of groceries,
STAPLE AND FANCY,
Just opened, and for sale at low-down
HSyOIire Street, opposite the
CITY MEAT MARKET,
OLIVE ST.. OIIOSI " IIA.H-
Will keep on hand all kinds ol Frenh
and Salt Meats, also Sausage, Poultry,
Fresh Fish, etc., all in their scaon.
Cash paid for Hide?, Lard and Ua
con. WILL. T. HIGHLY.
CEHTM MEAT MAM
0: llth STREET.
Dealers In Fresh and Salted Meats.
&c. Town Lots, Wood, Hirie &c.
Columbus, June 1, 1877.
S. J. UARMOY, Px-op'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week at reasonable rates.
SarSctii a. Flrt-ClasH Table.
3Ieala,....25 Cents. Ladgings... 25 Ct3
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