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. li. ..ur FraTk 8. Black xA New
.York is a stanch believer in state
'parks aad while in office he did much
-to aM legislation in that regard. On
one occasion he said to a number, of
prominent men at Albany: "What
we need now to to hare a counsel for
. the forest -commission." "A coun
sel?" inquired a country member;
"what has the forest been commit-
' ting that it should need a counsel?"
.The longest continuous run of a rail-
way train in: Europe is that from Earia
'to Constantinople, 1.921 miles, in slxtj;-
four and a quarter hours. ' !
f Gtmot Stand Upright.
':".90Uhtr can poor, nseak. thin bbod
' 'moorish and smatainthe physical system.
'&r strength of naves and modes there
most be pore, rich, vigorous blood.
' Hood's SvsaparSU is established Ms the
' standard preparation for the bbod by Us
. many remarkable cures.
' The dullest fellow may learn to be
"comical for a night or ttro.
Half Rate Scat via Oaaaaa aa4 St
. . Loala aad Wabaafc Koalas.
On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each
' - month the above lines will sell home
seekers tickets to southern points for
. one fare (plus $2.00) round trip.
". WINTER TOlJRIoi RATES now
on sale to Hot Springs, Ark., and all
'the winter resorts at greatly RE
' Remember the O. & St lu and Wa-
vbash, the shortest and quickest route
to St. Louis.
o Remember the O. 4 St L and O.,
K. C. & E. Is the shortest route io
Quincy. Unexcelled service to Kansas
City and the south.
" For. rates, sleeping car accommoda
tion and all information ca-i at the
QUINCY ROUTE OFFICE. 1415 Far-
nam St (Paxton Hotel block) or write
Harry E. Moores, City Passenger and
Ticket Agent, Omaha, Neb.
Aspiring beggary is wrietchedness
. Itself. "
retira this coipos tad three
one cent stamps to the J. C.
Ayer Co., Lowell, Mass.. joi
.will receive ia retirn a copy of
the 20th Ccatary Year Boole
Tkis is not aa ordinary alrnmac.
bat a handsome book, copiously
illustrated, aad sold for 5 cents
oa all news-stands. (We simply
allow yoo the two cents yon
spead in postage for sending.)
Great men have written for
the Year Book. In it is summed
ap tke progress of the :9th cea
tsry. Ia eack important line of
work aad tkongkt tke greatest
living specialist kas recounted
tke events aad advances of tke
past ceatary aad kas prophesied
wkat we may expect of tke next.
Among tke most noted of
oar coatribstors are:
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, on
Agriculture; Senator Chauncey M.
Depew, on Politics ; Russell Sage, on
Finance; Thomas Edison, on Elec
tricity; Dr. Madison Peters, on Re
ligion; General Merritt, on Land War
fare; Admiral Hichbom, on Naval
Warfare; "Al" Smith, on Sports, eta;
making a complete review of the whole
field of human endeavor and progress.
Eack article is beaatif ally and
appropriately illastrated, and tke
wkole makes an iavalaable book
of reference, uaeqaaled any
where for tke money.
Address J. C Area Co, Lowell, Mass.
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South Africa. Seven railways pre J
for the honor of carrying; it to Soath
amptoa. where it was taken abbard
ahlp. The design was rhossa ETAO
ship. The design of the boxes contain
ing the chocolate was chosen by the
queen." The background is red, and
then is a border of blue. Oa the
left is the monogram V. R. L, sur
mounted by a crown. In the center
there is a bust of her majesty, and on
the right are the words. "South Af
rica." Below, in fac-simiw of the
qaeea'8 handwriting the words:
"I wish yoa a happy- New Tear. Vic
toria, R. I." -" "
Professor Frederick von Martens,
who holds the chair of international
law in the St Petersburg university, is
a noted liagaist and author, and at
the Venezuela arbitration conference
ia Paris, where he read the decision
of the commission, he 'had a pleasaat
fashion of addressing each delegate ia
his own language. One of the Eng
lish jurists wondered how the profes
sor was able to keep up his knowledge
of so many modern tongues. The pro
fessor replied: "It is self defense.
You see in case I lose mv chair 1 wish
to be prepared for any offer you for
eigners may make."
A Botioa Sfaa Pleased.
In conversation with some friends,
a prominent Boston man told of his
sufferings from rheumatism and ner
vousness, and, one of his friends gave
him some advice, which will be men
tioned later and which has proven
to be of incalculable value.
To successfully act on this advice,
it was necessary to make a trip of
over 2,000 mlies, but he undertook it
and now thanks his friend for the
advice, as he finds himself fully re-?
lieved of his old trouble and has re
turned to his home feeling able to
cope with his business demands, a
new man. ,
The advice given was to go to "Hot
Springs," South Dakota, and there
take the baths and enjoy the finest cli
mate of any health resort in America.
If this man was satisfied after mak
ing a long trip, those residing within
a few hundred miles and similarly af
flicted can certainly afford to try it
or rather an't afford to neglect to
Ask any agent of the North-Western
Line for full particulars, or write
J. R. BUCHANAN,
General Passenger Agent
F. E. & M. V. R. R., Omaha. Nea.
Dr. Frankland always wore spec
tacles. One day on Ludgate Hill a
porter passing him was nearly pushed
off the pavement by an unintentional
motion of the uoctor. The fellow, with
characteristic insolence, exclaimed:
"Damn your spectacles!" Frankland,
smiling, observed: "It is not the first
time they have saved my eyes."
Try Magnetic Starch It will last
longer than any other.
Maurice Barrymore's -wit Is far
famed, but a neat little witticism at
his expense was Augustus Thomas'
laconic criticism of one of Barrymore's
plays. The playwright had been
mercilessly picking flaws in the actor's
drama until the good natured "Barry"
winced. "Oh, come, tfuti." he inter
rupted, "don't be quite so hard, if its
not an 'AlatianEi.' Just remember
that I wrote it in a week. "Did you,
Barry?" retorted Thomas; "Then you
must have loafed."
Patents have been allowed upon ap
plications prepared and prosecuted by
us for interesting subjects as follows:
To C. W. Cross, of Grinnell, for an
auxiliary air heater adapted to be con
nected with a stove in such a manner
that it will receive and direct the pro
ducts of combustion and aid in warm
ing and circulating air in a room, as
required to maintain a uniform tem
perature, by admitting cool air at its
botcm, heating it and discharging it at
lis top. An undivided half is assigned
to W. S. More of same place.
To J. Morgan, of Atlantic for a plant
planting machine adapted to be ad
vanced across a field by horses to set
out cabbage and tobacco plants in
rows at regular distances apart. A
boy on the machine hands plants in
succession to automatic plant holders
on a wheel and as the wheel revolves
it places the plants in a furrow in ad
vance of the wheel by a furrow opener
and furrow closers immediately cover
the roots and rollers pack the ground
around the roots. An undivided half
has been assigned to E. Whitney, of
Printed consultation and advice free.
THOMAS G. ORWIG & CO.,
Registered Patent Attorneys.
Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 27, 1899.
Requirements for pullic school
teachings in Alabama are very simple.
Applicants for third grae certificates,
which allow the holder to teach for
two years, are obliged to be exam
ined in arithmetic only through frac
tions, and in geography only through
the primary grade.
The Southern Pacific Company and
its connections operate the best first
and second-class service to California,
Arizona, Texas and Mexico. Through
Pullman Palace Sleepers and Tourist
Sleepers from all principal eastern
points. Personally conducted Tourist
Excursions from Cincinnati, Louisville.
St Louis, Chicago. St Paul. Minne
apolis, Des Moines, Omaha. Kansas
City. etc. For particulars and descrip
tive literature write W. G. Nelmyer.
Genl Western Agent 238 Clark St.
Chicago; W. H. Connor. Com'l Agent
Chamber Commerce Bldg., Cincinnati,
Ohio, or W. J. Berg. Trav. Pass Aft,
220 Ellicott Sq., Buffalo. N. Y.
Booksellers in New York report an
increased demand for Kipling's poetry
since the announcement that General
Lord Roberts is to take charge of the
South African campaign for the Brit
ish: Kipling had more to do with
obtaining recognition for General Rob
.ertS. than anyone, with tiat poem of
Els.on "Boba." This is the particular
stof verses that purchasers of the
Kipling books want to read again.
Yarn- clothes will not crack if you
The length of the world's railways
is more than seventeen times the cir
cumference of the equator.
r Sew IaveatloBs.
Last week 459 patents
were issued to United
States inventors, and of
this number 37 per cent
were either partly or en
tirely sold before they
were issued. Amonest
the prominent manufac
turing concerns who purchased patents
were the following:
Dempster Manufacturing Co., Des
Fitzgerald Meat Tree Co., Chicago.
( utuunuui lurpeao uun CO.. Chica
Gates Iron Works. Chicago. III.,
Oakman Motor Vehicle Co., Chicago,
United Coke and Gas Co., Philadel
Page Woven Wire Fence Co., Adri
Nordlinger Fire Works Co.,' New
Vaughan Machine Co., Portland,
Union Cash Register Mfg. Co.. Tren
ton. N. J.,
lsventors desiring free Information
as to the best methods of procuring
aad protecting-patents should address
Sates & Co., Patent Lawyers and So
licitors, Bee Bldg., Omaha, Nea.
QOOD SHORT STORIES FOR THE
Fravt Oftea at Warit 'Wltkla.
Mm Yarato at tha Kmbj-
Tfca Maacaca f i
Caa you hear the guns a-boomln' far
away across the seas.
Can you see the flacs a-wavln' In the
creepta' suxamer breese
Can you read Joyous message that the
signal sergeant wags,
Caa you recognise the colors of the la-
Oh, one Is mostly Stars and Stripes, the
other's mostly red ,
They floated once o'er foemea. now they
float o'er friends instead
And the Yankee man-o'-wars men In a
heathen land are seen
To be standln' by the sailors of her Maj
esty, the Queen.
"Johnny Bull" and "Brother Jonathan"
a-scrappln side by side!
I calculate the nations' eyes will open
When they see the roarln' Lion and the
screamln', scrheechin' Bird
A'llnln' up together and a-waltln for the
Oh, the Czar may send an olive branch
to all the different lands
And the Pope may bless the universe
with peaceful, outstretched hands.
But there's greater benediction In the
flrin' of the gun
That reunites the mother and her long
lost Yankee son.
"M. B. K.1
The Kcglaaenral Dag.
More than one regimental pet has
entered Into the history of its country.
In America the list is naturally headed
by Old Abe, the Wisconsin eagle, which
survived the fiercest battles of the civil
war and lived to enjoy an honored old
age in the eapltol of its native state.
The armies of Europe have had many
pets, among which should be remem
bered a poor dog which followed the
eagles of Napoleon a thousand leagues
and more to Moscow, but did not sur
vive the ruin of the Grand Army. A
sergeant of the Imperial Guard tells of
the dog's last battle. A few' days after
the awful passage of the Beresina, I
noticed a man marching in front of me
much bent apparently overwhelmed
by the weight of a burden which he
bore on his shoulders. The burden
was a dog. and the man was an old
sergeant named Daubenton. I asked
him if the dog were to eat "No," he
answered, "I would rather eat Cos
sack. Don't you recognize Mouton, the
regimental dog? His paws are frozen,
and he can't walk any longer." Then
he told me how he would have Joined
the vanguard of the army which had
recently been destroyed, if he had not
been saved through his devotion to the
dog. The evening of the day we had
arrived at Wilna the poor dog had had
his paws frozen, and this very morning
the sergeant had decided to leave him
to his fate. But poor Mouton got an
idea that he was being deserted, and
howled so plteously that the sergeant
determined to take him. Hardly had
he started, however, when the unfor
tunate dog fell forward on his nose,
and Daubenton then fastened him
across his shoulders over his knapsack.
It was in this fashion that he rejoined
the handful of men who formed the
rear-guard under Marshal Ney. Sud
denly, as we walked along, some one
shouted, "Beware of the Cossacks"
A melee ensued, and some of the en
emy bore directly toward us. Dauben
ton was fortunate enough to see the
foremost of them in time to defend
himself but Mouton, barking like a
good dog, embarrassed his movements.
The man wheeled round, but at a dis
tance, seeming to fear a musket-shot
As neither of us attempted to fire he
inferred that we were without powder,
and advancing upon Daubenton. he
struck him a blow with his sword.
Daubenton parried the blow with his
musket but the man Instantly gave
him a second one on the left shoulder.
This blow hit poor Mouton on the
head. The dog howled enough to
break one's heart Although wounded,
with frozen paws, he leaped off his
master's back to run after the man;
but being fastened to the straps of the
knapsack, he pulled Daubenton down
and I thought everything was over
with him. I dragged myself on my
knees about two steps ahead and took
aim, but the priming of my gun did
not burn. Then the man, shouting
savagely, threw himself upon me, bdt
I bad time'' to get under a wagon and
present my bayonet at him.
Meantime the dog, howling and
barking.' was dragging off Daubenton
sideways. Fortunately the sergeant
was able to disentangle himself, and
seizing his gun, he cried to me:
"Doa't be frightened, don't stir!" He
fired. The ball struck the Cossack
under the right arm and he fell from
his horse. A French soldier seized the
animal by the bridle. "Stop, you ras
cal!" cried Daubenton. "That's my
horse. I killed the fellow." But the
other man escaped amid a rabble. Then
Daubenton called out to me: "Look
after Mouton! I am going after the
horse." The last words were scarcely
out of his mouth when more than four
thousand stragglers of all nations
came on me like a torrent separating
me from him and from Mouton, and I
never say them again.
Telegraph Mea at the Front.
S. Rudow, aged 55 years, telegraph
operator, first company, United States
signal corps, received his discharge
papers last July at San Francisco. He
was in town yesterday, says the Kan
sas City Star. "It's a saying among
the boys over there that let a soldier
cross a swamp or swim a river, the sec
ond man over Is the signal service
operator, sending back a report of how
it was done." remarked Rudrow, who
proved as sharp as his appearance was
odd. "If there's an advance of half a
mile by the firing line the wire has
been brought up and cut the Instru
ment attached and an operator is seat
ed at his little table sending dispatches
to brigade headquarters describing the
charge before the troops have stopped
panting." "Do the signal service men
at the front work in the trenches or
Just behind the firing liner The gray
old operator smiled. "Trenches? Non
sense. Right on the line, within 200
yards of the enemy, sitting at your
little table sending dispatches for the
colonel, the majors, the adjutant, or
receiving orders. Oh, they shoot at
you all right enough. Often they get
ia behind and cut the wires. Some
have been shot while climbing the
poles. The colonels and regimental of
ficers are always right at the frontand
brigade headquarters from one-half
mile to one and a half miles in the
rear. The operators take turns at the
front Nearly everything in the sig
nal service is telegraphy. Once in a
while the lass were used, but onlr
jrhere we couldn't use the wire. That
wasn't often, for we waded through
swamps ap to the chest dragging the
wire after us. There's no dashing
about of courier aad orderlies carry
lag orders as there was in the civil
war. The telegraph does everything."
A question about the signal service of
the Filipinos caused Rudrow to be
merry. "Well, yoo should see if he
said. "They aent up rockets and built
bonfires after Bight attacks. I sup
pose these annoanced great victories.
I aever saw or heard of any other sig
nals by them."
Gen. John F. Weston, the new com
missary general of the war depart
ment has a record for courage of
which any army officer might be proud.
A year or two after the close of the
civil war, he was appointed a lieuten
ant in the regular army, and accom
panied Gen. Sheridan on an expedition
against the Cheyenne Indians. It was
during this campaign that an Incident
occurred which was recently told by
an army officer to a reporter for the
Philadelphia Times. One evening,
after we had gone into camp, a small
herd of buffalo was sighted. The lieu
tenant had thrown oC his saddle and
put aside his arms. He caught up his
belt in which were revolver and knife,
and leaped upon his bareback horse.
After a race he caught up with a huge
bull, and emptied his revolver into its
side. The bull faced him. Weston was
several miles from camp, and had no
more cartridges. Determined not, to be
laughed at he dismounted and drew
his knife. He walked to one side of
the bull, and the animal turned. He
began to run, but the bull kept its low
ered head always toward him. He kept
stopping and turning until the sweat
poured from him. At last he man
aged to get behind the bull, and with a
leap landed upon its back. The buffalo,
with a snort of terror, dashed forward
in a mad, lumbering gallop. The sol
dier worked his way forward to the
brute's shoulders, fastening his fingers
in the mane, and began to hack away
at the throat of the terror-stricken
buffalo. It took time, but finally the
knife went through the hair and hide.
The brute gave a wheezing, roaring
cough and fell forward, plunging its
nose into the earth and throwing the
rider fifteen feet in front Weston was
bruised and stunned, but the brute was
beyond doing him any harm.
Why Chines Armies Fall.
In the Journal of the United Service
Institution. Major A. E. J. Cavendish
emphatically points out the vices of
the Chinese military system. Much of
the utter inefficiency of China's army,
he thinks. Is explained by the native
saying, "Do not use good steel to make
a nail, nor take a good man to make a
soldier," which is most thoroughly
acted up to. The absence of nerves
and the animal ferocitv of the China
man admirably adapted him for the de
liberate extermination which charac
terizes the suppression of a revolt but
in real courage, the abnegation of self
under danger, he Is woefully deficient;
he will do much for pay; he will fight
when his rage is roused, but bis pas
sion, violent as a typhoon, as quickly
passes away. Major Cavendish thinks
it small wonder that the Chinese
troops refused to stand up to the Jap
anese when of the hundreds of thou
sands who since 1862 had been
"drilled" with foreign weapons, not
one in 60,000 had been taught their
proper use. Musketry and artillery
practice is limited generally to han
dling the weapon, and instruction in
the use of rifles and field guns is not
thought necessary; indeed, it is op
posed. It may be fairly doubted
whether the English major has made
out a good case against the Chinese as
lacking in fighting qualities. If the
efforts of the government have all been
against the development of the warlike
spirit, it Is not unnatural that the
Chinese should be poor warriors. Sol
diers who are taught to go into battle
carrying fans, as the Chinese did in
the Japanese war, cannot reasonably
be counted on as lacking courage. Ma
jor Cavendish has too often seen the
beneficial result of discipline on ap
parently worthless material in the
British army not to admit there is no
telling to what a degree of military
proficiency a generation or two of
modern progressive government might
not bring the Chinese. From the Ar
my and Navy Journal.
A Perfect Dlaaer.
Fletcher Robinson in Cassell's Maga
zine: "What would you call a perfect
dinner, Mr. Joseph?" "I will tell you.
One like that which I cooked for four
American gentlemen, years back in
Paris. They said, 'We leave the menu
to you, M. Joseph,' and so I gave them
this: First a simple pot a feu; to fol
low that a dish I had just invented
and which I called pommes de Geor
gette. It was a good dish. I had
given it that title after a play, 'Geor
gette,' written by M. Victorien Sardou.
He received the Legion of Honor, but
his play does not run today. I did
not receive the ribbon, but people still
eat my dish. Bah! What does it
matter? Well, as I was saying, they
had pommes de Georgette, and after
that a whole woodcock each. To fol
low the woodcock peaches." "Peaches
a la Cardinal?" I suggested. "No, mon
sieur," said the great chef sternly.
"Ripe peaches, such as the bon Dieu
made them. What he has fashioned
so sweet and pure the good cook will
not dare to touch." "Did they enjoy
the dinner?" I asked after a moment's
silence. "The next night those four
gentlemen appeared and cried with one
voice, 'M. Joseph, the same dinner
again!' For six nights they came,
without wishing a change, and they
might be doing so still, monsieur, if
they had not been forced to return tc
The Ceaaas of Geraaaay.
The Times publishes a careful analy
sis of the German census taken on
June 14, 1895, from which It appears
that the population amounted on that
day to 51,770,000, of whom 25,400,000
were males, and 26,360,000 females, the
excess of females being, therefore,
nearly 1,000.000. This population In
creases at the rate of a little more
than 1,000,000 a year, for which new
means of maintenance, education and
housing must be provided. The rush
is, of course, to the towns, the general
urban population having increased
since 1882 by 36 per cent, while the
population of towns with more than.
100,000 persons had more than doubled.
Of the total. 8,292,000 are occupied in
agriculture, 8,281,000 In industry,
2,238,000 in trade, 794,000 in profes
sions, 631,000 as soldiers and sailors,
and 1,339,000 as servants. The pro
portion of servants is the lowest in
the census-taking world, not half the
proportion in Great Britain. The
Catholics are -about a third of the
population, while of the whole com
mercial class 5.71 per cent are Jews.
Kscas fraaa tha Jaagle.
The Crocodile "If there's anything
I hate it's a musical monkey. That's
the third time that ape has waked me
up galloping ap and down my back."
The Ibis "What does he do it for?"
The Crocidile "Said he was only
practicing the scales." New York
A bulletin of the Teaaesaee Expert-
t Station says:
Farmers should make their awn
are at home, by growing;.;feed,
feediag it to milch cows or other-stock
aad saving the manure. .They "should
by all means produce their own nltro
genons fertilizers by growing legumin
ous plants, which catch and fix the ni
trogen of the air, as explaiaed in Press
Bulletin 1. The good farmer will do
this and will thus never aeed to buy
any fertilizer unless it is phosphate
aad potash. If they will buy fertiliz
ers there is no mystery or difficulty
about mixing them at home. Nitrogen
costs 12 to 15 cents a pound in fertil
isers. Manufacturers prepare them by
mixing with acid phosphate some
source of nitrogen, like tankage, dried
blood, or cotton seed meal, and a pot
ash compound like muriate of pot
ash or kanite. Why may not the
farmer mix them for himself? is a
question frequently asked of the Ten
nessee Agricultural Experiment Sta
tion. The station always mixes fer
tilizers for its own use, and any farmer
can do the same as follows: Use as
the basis for your mixture acid phos
phate made from the Tennessee rock.
It is the highest grade and the cheap
est phosphate we have. It should be
bad anywhere in 'lennessee for 812
a ton or less, and should contain 16 to
18 per cent available phosphoric acid.
For potash use muriate of potash, con
taining 50 per cent potash. It costs,
ia Tennessee, 842 to 45. .
Two classes of mixtures are sold:
1. Mixtures of acid phosphate and
potash can be prepared thus: Take
1850 pounds of Tennessee acid phos
phate, 150 pounds muriate of potash,
and mix thoroughly. At the above
prices a ton of the mixture will cost
about 814.25, and will contain at least
13.5 per cent available phosphoric acid
and 3.5 per cent potash. It is the best
fertilizer for cow-peas, grasses and for
age plants generally, corn and wheat
and makes a fine compost with ma
nure. 2. So-called complete fertilizers may
be prepared by mixing proper amounts
of acid phosphates, potash and "am
moniates," as the substances supply
ing nitrogen are called. Here is a
good mixture made with "tankage." or
dried animal matter from the slaughter
houses, which contain 7 per cent nitro
gen and 12 per cent available phos
phoric acid, and costing 820 a ton. .
Any of these can be easily mixed on
the barn floor or a smooth, dry place,
by breaking all the lumps, and sprink
ling out first a thin layer of one and
then of another ingredient until the
whole is laid out Shovel together
until very thoroughly mixed and put
through a sand screen. Can you not
afford to mix your own fertilizers for
from 15 to 810 a ton? Agents are run
ning over the country selling formulas
for fertilizers not half as good as the
above, for 35 a recipe.
The Color Fad.
If the brood sow does not come in
heat you may know that she Is not in
good condition, says the Farmer. If a
litter has just been weaned, feed her
liberally, and in a few days she will
breed. As a rule it is not best to breed
her the first time she comes in heat
after weaning the pigs. The prob
abilities are that she has not sufficient
ly recovered from the strain on her
system to do well. The litter from
coupling at this time would likely be
few in number. The sow to give the
best return should be in fine condition
when bred, making improvement each
day. It is not reasonable to expect'
much from a sow running down in
flesh and in low condition; yet sows
are often bred that ara but little more
than walking skeletons, and are ex
pected to produce thrifty pigs.
Farm Vegetables. The fresh, crisp,
juicy and finely flavored products of
the farm garden may be set down as
one of the most attractive things in
farm life. The farmer may not appre
ciate these products as greatly as do
the people of the towns, who see only
stale, wilted, discolored and generally
out-of-condltion vegetables in the mar-'
kets. The farmer who will not give a
thought to his lettuce or his onions or
his green, or other vegetable, because
he is accustomed to them in their most'
attractive state, would find a new in
terest in such things, could he return
to them after a visit to a city and a:
diet on vegetables in the usual city
condition. The farmer at home is
master of his own supplies of vege
tables, and he misses one of the best
things within his reach when he fails
to secure for himself and his family
a large garden growing a variety of ex-,
cellent and wholesome vegetables. Ex-
Our "Butter" in Cuba. American
butter sells for less in the Cuban mar
ket than butter from France, Holland
and Denmark. And yet American but
ter is generally better than that com
ing from the other countries. The
trouble Is that oleomargarine and
other Imitations are sold in Cuba as
American butter. It is precisely the
same dishonest methods which have
so greatly injured the American butter
trade in Europe. When our govern
ment stops this fraudulent trade,
American butter and cheese will sell
again in the markets of the world at
prices as high as similar articles from
other countries. This dishonest prac
tice on the part of exporters not only
disgraces the United States, but it
takes millions of dollars annually out
of the farmers' pockets, by depreciat
ing the value of their products. Phil
Storing Onions. Onions, unless they
have been properly prepared, are diffi
cult to keep, but properly ripened off,
dug at the right season and dried as
they should be, they will keep well.
The temperature must be low and the
air dry, as in a warm, moist atmos
phere they soon grow and are spoiled.
If I had onions to store, not knowing
how they had been dried, I should sub
ject them to 100 degrees heat for sev
eral days, which has almost the effect"
of kiln drying. Then place in shallow,
slatted boxes, plied one above another,
in a cellar well ventilated and kept
just above freezing. If this way is not
practicable they can be kept in a build
ing away from fire, stored In a bin
which has a thick lining and covering
of chaff and fine bay. VIck's Maga
zine. The Prickly Pear. The Oputia.
grown in Sicily, produce delicious
fruits in great abundance, often ten
tons per acre. In Almeria, Spain.aa
high as fifteen tons of fruits are sosae
times produced. In Sicily tbe well
ripened prickly pears are really delici
ous, and these improved varieties
should be tried in all the southern and
southwestern states. Some of these
best sorts have been obtained and will
be distributed to the experiment sta
tions for trial.
Have the wool in good condition
without any tags in the fleeces.
4 I Z I 1
On ono occaslea the.Friace of Wales
visited a Hindoo school in Madras.
The youngsters had been drilled into
the proporiety of saying, "Tour royal
highness" should the prince speak to
them, and when the heir-apparent ac
costed a bright-eyed lad, and, pointing
to a primatic compass, asked, "What
is this?" the youngster, all in a flutter,
replied: "It's a royal compass, your
Egypt and the Soudan have now
2,014 miles of railways; tbe line from
Boeber to Kassala and Suakim Is un
der way of construction.
The December Atlantic might in same
senses almost be called a Chicago num
ber, for three of the most striking and
salient articles are by Chicago authors.
Harriet Monroe's "The Grand Canon of
the Colorado" is a brilliant and effec
tive sketch of nature and natural
scenery; Mrs. Ella W. Peattie's lively
"The Artistic Side of Chicago" pic
tures the aesthetic, artistic, educa
tional, and literary features of the
great city, while the short story "The
Detectives," by Will Payne, is a capital
example of the power of Chicago writ
ers in romantic fiction. Chicago has
reason to be proud of her contributions
to this number of the representative
magazines of America.
THE GRIP CUBE THAT DOES CURE.
Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets removes
tbe cause tbat produces La Grippe. . W.
Grove's signature Is on eack box. 25a
That virtue which requires to be
ever guarded is scarcely worth the
Mrs. Wiaslew's Soothing Syraw.
For cbttdrea taethlaa. softens tbe robis, reduce In
What the conversation wanted
wit was made up in laughter.
Reliable Help Wanted
(Either x.) Tbe Humnltarla Home and Sanitar
ium for Invalids and Health Keekers. Incorporated.
Send 12c In atampa for full information. Address J. H.
Teltlebaum, Treasurer. East Las Veins, X. M.
Premature consolation is but the re
membrance of sorrow.
Magnetic Starch is the very best
laundry starch in the world.
I felt a secret pleasure in doing my
duty without reward.
Baker's Breakfast Cocea
hi delicious. Costs less than one cent a cup. Made
oaly by Walter Baker & Co. Ltd.. Dorchester. Mass.
He had not resolution enough to
give any man pain by a denial.
There is more Catarrh m this section of the
country thaa all other diseases put together,
and until the last few years was supposed to be
incurable. For a great many years doctors pro
nounced it a local disease, and prescribed local
remedies, and by constantly failing to cure
with local treatment, pronounced it incurable.
Science has proven catarrh to be a constitu
tional disease, and therefore requires consti
tutional treatment Hall's Catarrh Cure, man
ufactured by F. J. Cheney &. Co.. Toledo. Ohio,
is the only constitutional cure on the market.
It is taken internally in doses from 10 drops to
a teaspoonfuL It acts directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of tbe system. They offer
one hundred dollars for any case it fails tocure.
Send for circulars and testimonials. Address
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. Ohio.
Sold by Druggists. 73c
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Good counsel rejected returns to en
rich the giver's bosom.
Those little rubs which Providence
sends to enhance the value of its
If you have not tried Magnetic Starch
try it now. You will then use no other.
The constantly increasing business
of the B. & O. R. R. has necessitated
very material additions to the tele
graph service. During the past year
nearly 2,000 miles of copper wire, 166
pounds to the mile, have been strung.
New lines have been placed in service
between Baltimore and Pittsburg. Bal
timore 'and Pankersburg, Newark. O.
to Chicago. Philadelphia to Newark.
Philadelphia to Cumberland and Cum
berland to Grafton. During the sum
mer several of these wires were anad
ruplexed between Baltimore and Cum
berland and duplexed we3t
The January Century will contain a
poem by Rudyard Kipling, "In the
Matter of One Compass." Dr. Mitch
ell's story, "The Autobiography of a
Quack," ends in that issue, but another
serial by Dr. Mitchell will begin in the
March number. It is called "Dr. North
and His Friends," and one who has
read the manuscript calls it "an epit
ome of the science, culture and com
mon sense of the nineteenth century."
In Connecticut the percentage of
criminal population to the thousand
inhabitants has fallen steadily from
2.48 in 1896 to 2.33 in the present year.
Try eraln-o! Try Praia -at
Ask your grocer today to show you a
package of GRAIN-O, the new food
drink that takes the place of offee.
The children may drink it without in
jury as well as 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 most delicate
stomach receives it without distress.
One-fourth the price of coffee. 15c
and 25c. per package. Sold by au
Opium eating is described as mak
ing serious ravages anions; the work
ing people in the fen district of Hantz
and Cambridgeshire, in England.
AMERICA SAYS SO.
The Entire Country
on the Move.
Csscarets Candy Cathartic Did It.aei Record
a PkeaosKcal Victory. Five MHltos
Loxes Said Last Year.
From every part of America comes the
news that sufferers from constipation
have found relief in Cascarets Candy Ca
thartic, the wonderful modern scientific
laxative and intestinal tonic. Cascarets
are figuratively and literally In every
body's mouth. Thousands have tried Cas
carets with the most pleasant and ef
fective results, and voluntarily testify to
their experiences. Here are a few ex
tracts from some of the letters:
"I have been using: Cascarets for head
ache and constipation and have received
great bcnctlt from them." Mrs. M. Gao
ler. 512 Larrabee St.. Chicago.
"I have been taking Cascarets for over
a month and find them Just the thing for
constipation." Albert B. Burt, 70 Main
St., Andover, Mass.
"I am using Cascarets and have never
found anything so satisfactory." Mrs. C.
W. Durrant. 57 Emerson St., Buffalo, N.
"I have taken Cascarets and chearfully
recommend thenvto all my friends." Mrs.
G. J. Gradwell. Frugality. Pa.
"Cascarets are fine for biliousness and
malaria and are so pleasant to take." Mrs.
Mary Cummlngs, Maud. Oklahoma.
"I Use Cascarets In my family and find
them all you recommend them to be." E.
L. Irvln. Cor. Mead and Railroad, Mead
"You can safely add appendicitis to tho
list of diseases that Cascarets will benefit
or cure." Eunice J. Smith, Rich Valley,
"I have used Cascarets; there Is noth
ing better for constipation." Benj. Pas
sage. Knlghtstown, Ind.
"Cascarets are all right. They have
cured me of constipation, and I never ex
pected anything would." Charles H. Nye,
Lock Box 395. Cincinnati. Ohio.
"I am so thankful for voiir r.nrar.t.
They are better than any medeclne I ever
used." Mrs. M. Rew. Lacelle. Iowa.
"I do not hesitate to sav that Pairs.
.rets is tbe very best medicine ever placed
before the people." Andrew' "Woodruff.
Daysville. NT Y.
"Cascarets are the best cathartic I ever
used." Tom Holt. Wellwood. Manitoba.
"I have tried your Cascarets and I want
to tell you they are just splendid." John
Wiegmtnk.- Box 961. Allegan. Mich.
We could fill the whole paper with ex
pressions like the above. Thousands of
similar recognitions of the merits of Cas
carets have been volunteered and prove
that this delightful laxative, so pleasant
of taste, so mild and yet effective, has
secured a firmly established place In the
hearts of the people.
Go buy and try Cascarets yourself to
.day. All druggists. 10c. 25c, 50c. Booklet
and sample free. Address Sterling Rem
edy Company. Chicago or New York.
This Is the CASCARET tab.
Ia ri.Mr tK1.t.. .ft... Mnl..
IT (f 1 I senuine Cascarets bears tha
VbUfltl magic letters "C C C." Look
at tne taoiet Derore you ouy.
and beware of frauds, imlta
tions ana substitutes.
Robert Hilllard, the ector, brought
a young Englishwoman to see "El
Capitan." She was much impressed
with De Wolf Hopper, and resaarked:
"What a charming man your Mr. Hop
per is. Tell me, is he married?"
"Been married three times," was the
reply. "Three times!" she repeated;
"and they are all three dead?" "No,"
was the answer; "divorced." "Ah!"
she rejoined, "I see; he is a Grass-Hopper."
There is no character more con
temptible than a man who is a for
tune hunter. - ., .
A Bright Owtlook.
La Porte. Texas, is now attracting
the attention of the business men of
the United States and during 1900
great interest will be manifested in it
Owing to an advantageous natural lo
cation it is destined to enjoy a growth
in. commercial manufacturing and
shipping interests which millions of
dollars in advertising and years of en
ergetic promotion could not give it
were it not so favored by nature. Men
of affairs with large experience In the
upbuilding of cities are predicting a
future for La Porte which if but half
realized will make it the greatest sea
port on the Gulf of Mexico and indeed
one of 'the principal seaports of the
United States as well as a city of great
importance in the manufacturing, rail
road and commercial world. It is at
the head of Galveston Bay in tbe cele
brated coast country of Texas and has
a summer and winter climate which
makes it a resort for travelers the year
round. The farming land surrounding
it 13 as fine as any in the United
The days of courtship are the most
happy of our lives.
For starching fine linen use Magnetic
Finery is unbecoming in us who
want the means of decency.
Piso's Care for Consumption is the onlr
cough medicino used in my house. D. 0.
Albright, Mifflinburg, l'a., Dec 11, '&
Offences are easily pardoned when
there is love at the bottom.
Use Magnetic Starch it has no equal.
Mortifications are often more pain
ful than calamities.
None but the guilty can be long and
rSwsTi rorxiaroiiTi iwATSXTwrrciwrTOMSSsa
qli'tift jiw m nOtlti'tKUMUtiH.fcU Ht.HUW.Utib.M
tMnrti lignum lit t tti"tM"wM-tm wmmnn m hh w.ibiu himhi nir
fagrjKStDssiriBarilBovrelsof Promotes DigeslIon.CheerfuF
Not Narc otic .
Aperfecl Remedy forConslipa
lion , Sour Stotnach.Diarrinea
Worms .Convulsions .Feverish
ness and Loss of Sleep.
Facsimile Signature of
exact copy or wrapper.
"Star" tin tags (showing email stars printed on under side
of tag). "Horse Shoe." "J.T.," "Good Luck," "Cross Bow,"
and "Drummond" Natural Leaf Tin Tags are of equal value in
securing presents mentioned below, and may be assorted.
Every man, woman and child can find something on the list
that they would like to have,, and can have
i jaaicn Box....... ................... .
5 Kn'fe, one blade. aoot stee! SI
8 Stridors. 4 mche 23
4 Child's Set. Knife. Fork and Spoou 2i
t Salt and Pepper Set. one each, quad
ruple p!ate on white metal. fl
6 French Briar Wood hpe. 25
7 Karnr, hollow ground, Cn English
8 Butter Kuifo. trii'la plate, best
Suaar Shell, tni'ls p!. lust qtiaL. 6.)
in Rtanip Box. sterlinK oilver ?U
11 Kniie. "Keen Kutter." f wo Mad"!..
12 Butcher Knife. "Keen Kutter." 8-in
It Shears. "Keen Kntter." 8-incli TS
14 Nnt Set. Ciacier and 5 Ticks, silver
t&alOla ba 1
15 Base Hall. "Association," best qual.19"
16 Alarm Clock, nickel ISO
17 SU Genuine Bogers'TeaspoonH. best
t lated goods IS-'
18 Watch, nickel, stein wild and set.. SOJ
1 Carrer. Rood tcl. backhorn
handle. ..........-.- .... ?)
SO Blx (Senainc Rose n' Table Spoons,
Kent plated jroud 2M
21 Six each. Knlren and Fork, bnck-
horn handle SM
St fllx eeh. Genuine Kojers' Knlre
and Forks, best ptatwl good! 60J
THE ABOVE OFFER EXPIRES
a bja: l Plain
OpCCIdl PJOIIUU . start! printel on
but will be raid for
hundred. If recetred brninn rr before Ma-rh 1st. 13flQ.
tar-BEAIC I.N 3II.ND that a sac's wartb at'
STAR PLUG TOBACCO
will last leaier and afford aire pleasare than a iHaie'a warta af aar
Send tags to COTI.EXTAI. TOBACCO CO., 81. L-uit, W.
will be made by every buyer of La Porte
property. First general sale In Febru
arr. lfCj. La Porte. Texas. Is destined
to'tw tbe future jfreatest caportor the
Uulf of Mexico- Every farmer, merchant
ard manufacturer of tne United States
west of the Mississippi River N directly
Interested In La Porte. A small invest
ment will return handsome proflt-;. Writs
for FREE FoMtr. Maps and Art took la
AMERICAN LAWri .COMPANY,
IS8 Madiaon St., CHICAGO.
Grow up with ic
Am extraordinary phenomenon has
been noticed with regard to chestnut
trees in a street ia Brasses, since the
installatkm of tbe electric tram cars.
The foliage begins to turn brown and
drop early la August, to bud and even
blossom again in October. The trees
on the opposite side of the tram
way behave like ordinary trees, fot
they lose their foliage in the late au
tumn and do not put forth fresh blos
soms until the spring.
The nakedness of the indigent world
might be clothed from tbe trimmings
of the vain.
Acts gently on the
ClEAnses the System
OUT VHC GENUINE MMTD y
rca ssu n ah crus&sri rot soe rta tome.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
tmc cctrraun compikt. niw vona city.
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OVERCOMES Ijrj9Cl 5
1 MaaaL H aaaal
Si Clock, S-day. Cai?nlsr, The rroora
'r. Bnromwtwr W
24 Gun nuw. leath-. no t-:tor inarfe. 500
25 livolver. automatic, double action.
23 or 88 caliber
38 Tool Set. not playthings, bit: real
tool . ....... H. ...... ....... .. 6V)
27 Toilet He:. l-ontel porcelain.
ery handsome... ..... .. ti
28 Kxiuiuzton BlflwXo.s. 2tir:Ural. HO
2 Watch, s'erlln silver.fiill jeweled 1'xrJ
3D lfti Suit l.'&iu. leather, hariiUoiiM
ati:l diiraljl-. HV)Q
21 Swin Machine, first closi. with
32 ICevolTer. Colt's. Sj-caliber. bloe,l
33 Kifle. GoIfH. I4-.!vt. 2l-raUb.-. ...ia
34 (iuttar (Washburn, roeool. in-
35 Mantlolia.TerjThndnnit 20W
35 Winchester Hepeatin, Shot Gun.
ISfa'ige...... ..... .. ......2U60
37 K"nina:on. donble-birrel. haai-
inerShot Oim. luor ISKi'iS" . ...2
3 Bicycle, str.mlartl make, la lies or
gents .. .. ... ................ -fl
Zi Shot Gun. Kemlnjfton. doutil Icr-
rel, lianiuiTlnn. ...... .. ...3000
i) Kjtfna Music liz. 15.'i inch Diis..i0JJ
Tas that Is. Star tin fa with no "jmin
under U of tas).an nnt yowl for prrsrnta.
In CASH on the batts of twenty cents per
VZ K. P. OMAHA.
No. i loue
llio! this paper ta advertisers.
of acres of choice agri
cultural LANDS now
opened for settlement
la Western Canada.
Here Is rown the cel
ebrated NO. 1 HARD
wheat, which brinzs the hishest price In the
markets of the world; thousands of cattle arc
fattenHl fcr market without beinj fed Brain,
and without a day's shelter. Send for informa
tion and secure a free home in Western Canada.
Write the Superintendent of Immigration, Ot
tawa, oraddress the undersigned, who will mail
tou atlases, pamphlets, etc free of cost. W. V.
Bennett 801 X. Y. Lire Buildiatr. Omaha. Neb.
DEVCIMIC w yht Pusio.'
Write CAPT. O'FARRELL. Peaslia Ana.
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