Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 20, 1886, Page 5, Image 5

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The Bascombo Murder Additional Bo-
ward for Arrest of Ernest Myora.
Wnllors * Ijcnii for Mfo Ills Stranjro
Htory CorroborntliiR Clrcwm-
Btanccs Will It Foot up
.25,0007 HnsoHall. .
trttOM THE ritR's t.wrotv * mine vul.
Governor Dawns 1ms received n letter
slpned by prominent citizens of Lincoln
county asking him to ofl'er n sneclal re
ward for the nrrest of Ernest Myers ,
one of tlic principal acton in tlio murder
and burning of Lieutenant Haseombo
and wife at JJorlh 1'lntto In April , 1835.
Tluj details of the cnmc , as recalled to
the Mix correspondent by the executive ,
are that : xt the time mentioned the
eharreil skeletons ot Air. and Mrs. Has-
combe were found in the ruins of their
house. It was at first supposed , being an
uged couple , that they had been sitlVo-
eated by the smoke and died In that way.
An investigation of the remains proved
conclusively , however , that they had
been murdered , and the theory was then
adopted by the ollirials that the bodies
hail been placed in the bed and the house
fired to destroy all evidence of the crime.
That this theory was correct was estab
lished by the confession , last
fall , of a man named My-
or * , implicating his brother Krncst ,
and two pals named Long and Teater-
man In the horrible affair. The letter re
ceived by the governor states that there
is proof how at hand that Krnest Myers
lirst shot Lieutenant Hiticoinbo in the
house , mid that the hitter's aged wife
lied to the hills , where Myers pursued
and killed her , dragging back the body
to the house , and placing it with that of
her husband on the bed which ho then
saturated with oil and .set on lire. Long.
Tcatornmn , and the Myers first arrested
are in jail , avyiuliug the action of the
grand jury. It is necessary , in order to
get u missing link In the chain of evi
dence , and secure thu indictment and
conviction of the guilty parties , that
Ernest Myers should bo caught as boon
as possible. This , the writer of the let
ter thinks , can bo done if the governor
will oiler a reward for his apprehension.
Under the old law the executive could
only expend $200 for the arrest
of parties implicated in a mur
der no matter how many
people were killed , or how many were
engaged in the killing. Just after the horrible
rible albiir in Nanco county , however ,
the legislature was induced to change the
law so as to empower the governor to
treat the killing of each person us a sepa
rate olVense , and name his rewards ac
cordingly. Thus , instead of being con-
lined to the oiler of a paltry $ ' 200 in the
Nance couty butchery , where there were
live people killed , ho was enabled to make
the reward $1,030. It is under this new
provision that the governor is asked to
act in the case in hand , and If the sheriff
of the comity will certify to the facts
stated in the letter , it is very probable
that he will comply with the request' .
Talking upon the subject of murders In
general , and Nebraska outoheries in par
ticular. Governor Uawes said that there
seemed to be a misapprehension of Ids
powers of interference in- the Keynolds
case at Sidney.
"I have " said ho ' 'of
, , course , the
usual executive rights of pardon aud com
mutation at nil times , but in the
case of prisoners becoming insane after
conviction and sentence the statutes pro
vide an express method of procedure.
Sections 533 , 551 , 055 , of chapter 51 , say
that If any convict sentenced to the pun
ishment of death shall aprmar to bo in
sane , the sheriir shall notify 'the district
judge and summon a jury of twelve men
to Inquire into such insanity , and give
notice thereof to the district attorney. If
this jury find tlmt the convict is insane
the judge shall suspend the execution
until the sheriff 'shall receive a warrant
from the Governor directing the carrying
out of the sentence. And the sheriu
must transmit a certified copy of the
jury's finding to the governor , who may.
when he shall become convinced that the
convict baa become' sound mind , issue"
a warrant naming a time for his execu
The proceedings in the Reynolds case
are hail under this statute. Shorill' En-
bank notified Judge Ilamor of
the condition of the prisoner
mid summoned a jury , before which
Dr. Matthowson was subponiacd
to appear and testify , after an examina
tion of the prisoner , as to his mental
state. This examination probably took
place yesterday. If it results in a report
that Reynolds is sane , the sentence will
take place on Friday in accordance with
the sentence , \S. \ on the other luui J- , '
should , Jjft found insane.Judge Humor ,
VjnO is on tliQ su < > t , must 'by direction of
tlio nVtuuro suspend the execution until
the governor shall direct it to procned.
Thus it will bo seen tlmt it is the district
judge and not the executive who in such
cases has the power , and in fact Is com-
ullod to sot aside , temporarily at least ,
10 hanging of a condemned murderer.
So far as known the only Indications of
insanity about Reynolds" Is the sullen
silence wliioh ho has persisted in main
taining for several months , refusing to
talk with iinyono , not excepting his
The Nanco county tragedy , as
it was mentioned incidentally in
connection with the Bascombo
oiiBo , Was commented on by the
governor , who said that it would bo
one of the most gratifying acts of his of.
lioiiil career if ho could bo instrumental
in securing the detection and arrest of
the perpetrators. It was not long ago
tlmt u man of high standing in this state ,
as a pursuer of criminals , applied to the
governor for a requisition for the extra
dition of a man whom ho said ho had lo
cated Iwyond doubt as the murderer.
Thngovornor replied that if ho would
make a satisfactory showing the requisi
tion would ho issued gladly and quickly ,
but up to date no reply or further request
luis been received.
About a o'clock yesterday morning , a
dwelling house in course of erection on
the lot of II. K. Noble , at Thirteenth and
G streets was destroyed by tiro. A
ilonblo residence building adjacent , oo-
cupled-by Mr. Noble and Mr. Osborno ,
was also badly damaged , 80 far as can
bo ascertained the tire was the work of
an incendiary. When the llamas were
under good headway , n man was seen to
jump from the second story of
the unfinished building , and
strike heavily on his baolc
on the ground. He was taken in charge
by the police , to whom lie gave his name
as II. Walters. Ho said that while hang
ing about the depot Tuesday afternoon
lie overheard a couple of men plotting a
robbery for that night , and understood
them to contemplate the burning of No-
bio's house to draw people away from the
quarter whom they wanted to work.
Walters then wont to look for Noble , and
failing to find him , went up in the second
Ptory of the now house to await develop
ments. Ho foil asleep , ana was only
nwnkoned when the lire had made such
headway tlmt escape by the stairs was
nut oil" , In his' jump from the window
Walters received were injuries to his
head and back , and la now lying in the
jail unable to move. While his story
bounds rather lishy , thcro arc some corroborating - ,
roborating circumstance's. It is known
tint a man answering hi * description was
looking for Mr. Noble about dnrk ,
ana being unable to find him ,
took : up ins quarters In the now
house. A man closely resembling a thief
cauiiht shortly after by Onptalnbowderv ,
while robbing thu house of .1. W.
Deweese , was also seen running from the
neighborhood of Noble's residence about
2 o clock. These facts tend strongly to
support Walters' story. The man nr-
rested bv Captain Sowdt-ry gives his
name as James Connors. Ho was caught
leaving Mr.'s house with a lot
of silverware and other valuables tied up
In a pliirt , and is undoubtedly the man
whom Walters heard at the depot plot
ting the robbery and lire. In order to
get at the inside of the case , Judge Par
sons has sent Conners to jail in default of
? , -,01 ball.
The destruction of Mr. Noble's proper
ty involves a loss of nearly § 10,00'J , divid
ed as follows :
New house , total loss , 1,500 ; insur
ance , builders' risk , ifl.COJ ; residence ,
loss , $3,000 , insurance ; loss on fur
niture , § 1,000. Insurance , Sl.COO. Mr.
Osbornc , who occupied the east wing ,
loses slWO on furniture ; insurance ,
sfS.fiO ! ) . .1. 1L Craddock , David Grant
mid Harry Cook , carpenters employed
on the new house , lost live kits of tools
aggregating in value $ Gf,0. , This is the
tlilnl lire Noble has had ? ince last fall ,
and ho naturally wants to know what the
lire bugs have got against him.
The men appointed by the mayor and
city council to liguro out a population of
125,000 began work yesterday morning.
Hornard Dolan and W. B. iiennett are
taking names in the First ward ; W. A.
Hackney and Harrv Stein in the Second ;
Hicham Young and J. II. Blair in the
Third , and R. 11. Corner in the Fourth.
Deputy SherilV Heach was appointed to
assist in the latter ward , but declined on
account of press of ollicial duties. Un
der the ordinance the census is to be
completed by the 1-lth of June , and it is
thought a thorough enrollment can be
made" by that time. Considerable specu
lation is being Indulged In as to wliat the
footing will bo. At the state census
taken last Juno the return was 20,001.
Since then some twenty odd additions
have been taken Into the city limits , and
thcro has boon a large inlluv of people ,
sullicicnt , it is claimed in ollicial circles ,
to make up with the natural increase , the
desired (5,000. ( Captain Billingsly , chair
man of the paving committee , who is one
of the most earnest and energetic advo
cates of the public improvements , which
depend on the showing made by the enu
merators , is said to have given the men
special instructions as they began work.
"Count , good fellows , count with care ,
Don't let a Llncolnlto crawl 1'ioni his lair ,
1'ut down I lor plain Smiths and 10 for Dr.
Klalr ,
Add them up right and we'll get there. "
The game ot ball between the bank
nines Tuesday afternoon resulted in a
victory for the Eleventh street team by
the rather unprofessional score of 28 to
11) ) . The winners are clerks in the Lin
coln and Capital banks , while the losurs
hall from the State and First. Deputy
Auditor Bontoii- captain of the State
House nine sent a challenge yesterday
ottering to play a team picked from all
four institutions.
Appeals have been filed in the district
court by II. II. Hlodgett and the Hlodgott
Brothers , from small judgments obtained
by David May in Justice Cochrano's
The jury in the case of Bothell vs San-
born returned a verdict yesterday morn
ing giving the plaintiff $75 damatrcs.
An uncouth looking machine drawn
by six horses and pushed Jby four more ,
was driven along Tenth street for the
purpose of cutting down the hummocks.
Joseph Lozier , a 15-year-old lad , who
said ho was n fresh arrival from Pennsyl
vania , was picked up by' ' the police Tues
day night from a bed he had made in a
dry goods box in front of Myer. Nissloy
& Co.'s store. Judge Parsons held him
on n charge of vagrancy in default of a
$2 lino.
The Farmers' State bank , of Fairmont ,
capital $70,000 , has been incorporated.
The gentlemen interested in the enter
prise are Chn.rlos Aldrich , Chas. S. Miller ,
Win. H. Scads , S. L Bursou , Gco. W.
Jackson , Geo. E. Aldrich , L. S. Moore
and A. A. Heller.
Kirk's Gorman Pile Ointment.
Sure euro for blind , blcedlnir , and Itching
Piles. One box has cured the worst cases often
ton years stamllni ; . No one need Bull'r ten
minutes after using this wonderful Kirk's
German Pile Ointment. It absorbs tumors ,
allays tlio itching at OIIRP. acts as a poultice ,
Rives Instand relief. Kirk's German Pile
Ointment is prepared only for Piles and
itching of the private parts , and nothing else.
Every box is warranted by our agents. Sold
by druggists ; sent by malf on receipt of price ,
SOc per box.
box.DK. . C. O. BENTON , PKOP ,
Cleveland , O.
Sold by C. if. Qooodman and Kulm & Co.
At Steven's lishory. Denton , Md. , on
Tuesday L\st , a rock lish was caught that
weighed twenty-seven pounds and meas
ured thirty-six inches In
Baby cri rc0t up for paregoric stop
" " uick. St. Jacobs Oil heals wounds.
The scissors grinder who sued a man
in Nnpa , Cal. , for 25 cents for services
won nis suit. The costs were $17.
A imro euro for Blind. Bleeding , Itchln
and Ulcerated Piles has boon discovered by
Dr. Williams , ( an Indian remedy ) , called lr
Williams' I ml Ian Pile Ointment A single
box has cured tlio worst chronlo cases ot 25 or
SO years standing. No one need suffer tivo
mlnutos after applying this wonderful sooth
Ing medicine. Lotions and Instruments do
moio harm than Rood. Williams' Indian
Pile Ointment absorbs the tumors , allays the
Intense itching , ( particularly at night after
getting warm in bed ) , acts as a poultice , elves
instant relief , and Is prepared only for Piles ,
itching of private parts , and for nothing else.
Dr. Fruiter's Muglo Ointment cures M by
magic , Pimiilcs , Black Heads or Grubs ,
Blotches and Eruptions on the face , leaving
the sitin clear and beautiful. Also cures Itch.
Salt Ulioum , More Nipples , Sere Lips , and
Old Obstinate Ulcers. . .
Sold by druggists , or mailed on rocolpt of
CO cents.
Retailed by Kulm < t Co. . and Schroder &
Connul. At wholesale bv C. F. Goodman.
L'aptam J. J. Nunan , of Stockton , Cal. ,
has a rose bush in his garden bearing a
rose fifteenth and one-seventh inches in
Nut Spared Ittbs.
An unknown man while painting a
house on Pacillo street , fell from u round
on a high ladder to the ground , breaking
throe of his ribs. Ho was attended by
Dr , Stark.
Prepared with pec ! l regard to hc'alti- .
No Ammonia , Lima or Alum. .
The Importance of Dimjlfylng the O.ops
and Feeding Less Corn to Stock-
Dcncflclnt Itesults or Currying Cows
Fnrm Work In Nebraska A Va
riety oT Hints and Suggestions
fbr Praatlonl Tillers.
DiversifyInc the Kooil Products.
OIIEOON , Mo , May 10. To the Editors
Your remarks on the need of diversifying
the food products of Nebraska remind
mo of an experience In Missouri. As ono
Of the older settlers of Nebraska , spring
of "CO , I feel nn interest in her greatest
subject , agriculture. The curse of the
west Is the abuse of corn. There Is
almost no bone producing quality in
corn. Feed animals on corn and soft
water and thcro is nothing to re-supply
the waste of bone , etc. The bones decay
mid the creature becomes a moro gob of
fat. As Huxley and Yeoman say. nitro
gen starvation sets up and ere long death
must ensue. Work and growing ani
mals and laying hens should bo fed very
little corn. See physiology and hygiene
bv II. & Y. pages 107 , 10 ; IB ! ) , 170 aud
A very important question to us is the
cost of corn. No land owner can esti
mate on one year's product. He must
average nine years at least. Ho must
deduct for failures , half crops , lower
prices as well as tax interest , wear , wash
of soil , latjor , use of teams , etc. 1 con
tend that wo can not ailbrd to plow our
rolling lands. Many farmers plow them-
helves into bankruptcy in our land of
loose washing soils. Stop plowing , put
in clover andsoon all your ravines will
fill up level. Nebraska Is a grand clover
region. Wo have learned to sow the
seed on hard , unimproved ground with a
slight brushing in , as wo found where
seed was spilled on the road side it grew
and where wo plowed and harrowed jt
did not. Fanners must learn to limit
their corn product till it brings 50 cents.
We must pool our policies anyhow that
is , have an understanding among our
selves , just as do manufacturers , miners
and railroad men.
Another point : Wo talk about manu
facturing out west anything , but attend
ing to our own business. Wo send our
best cattle to Chicago , where Pennsyl
vania and Ohio farmers buy them , take
them homo , put on several hundred
weight of meat and return them to mar
ket and sell them for more. Let us go
into manufacturing meat before wo talk
of other things. Wo ought to put in all
this extra weight , and could if wi under
stood the art of feeding. Corn alone
won't tlo it , nor will our too late cut and
sun killed hay. Let us grow mangels su
gar boots and Swede turnips. By feed
ing them to our cattle wo can put on al
most as much again flesh. The Swedes
are the greatest digesters known. Grind
our corn , cure our hay and clover as wo
ought , and feed mangels or turnips , and
we revolutionize our farming.
Every school district should have a
farmers' club to meet and talk over what
is best. No matter if but a half a dozen
attend , keep it up , and every five years
the prosperity of the district will tell of
its benclits. A few men by counseling to
gether will set examples in farming that
others will follows. A farmers' club in a
district is ono of those potent causes that
develop indirectly most kindly ofl'ecU.
C. I.
The Card nud the Brush.
Harding's Dairyman of Wisner , Neb. ,
says ; Wo IIIIYO had occasion to make the
experiment of using the brush and card
on dilloront cows several times in the
course of our dairy ox ) > crienco , and wo
have become ( irmly established in the
opinion that it is one of the most impor
tant and yet ono of the most neglected
means of promoting health and vigor.
There are two prime results which are
accomplished. The skin is kept in active
tivo and healthy condition , and any phys
iologist knows that the skin is as impor
tant in its ollice ns the lungs or bowols.
Second , the comfort and contentment of
the cow is greatly promoted. This is very
conducive to milk giving. A dairyman of
our acquaintance informed us several
j-ears ago that he once took twelve oows
and divided them into two lots of ns nearly
ccpial production as possible. Ho fed
each lot an equal ration , but six of the
cows ho carded every day. In u week ho
noticed a decided gain in their product
and condition over the other lot. He
continued in this way for one month ,
when the carded cows were exceeding
the others in milk yield ten per cent , and
in butter fifteen per cent. He then com
menced carding the other lot
pay a man § 20 a month to daily card and
brush his dairy of twenty-live cows. His
experience to a partial extent , at least , is
corroborated by that of Mr. 1) . G. Flack ,
of Elkhorn.
The cow shows by her action her in
tense satisfaction over the process , and
wo believe it to be more essential to her
profitableness than It Is to the horse.
The reason why farmers Iiiwo so barren
n judgment on the matter , is that not ono
in a thousand over tried it patiently with
a view of finding out just what the card
and brush are worth. It is like many
other ideas In the skillful care of cows
that are practically known and carried
out by tlio most intelligent and advanced
dairymen. There is a great deal of use
ful information yet to be learned by the
ordinary dairy farmer , in his manage
ment of his cows.
Nebraska Notes.
Butler County Press : The past week
has been n good ono for farming pur
poses , and appears to have been well im
proved , as our farmers have been con
spicuously absent from town.
Lack of cribbing facilities has caused
the loss of all of one half the corn crop
in Butler county. In 1835 , two million
bushels of corn was shipped out of the
county. If the crop of last year hold up
to the ono previously , the loss to our
farmers owing to tins rotten corn will
amount to $150,000. By refusing to lower
the rates our railroads nava lost $77,000
worth of freight.
Bntlor County Press : Wm. Tollman
brought in a hog on Monday that tipped
the beam at 530 pounds. It was one of a
Jot of 100 which 110 lost last summer from
the cholera , after they hud oaten 1)00 )
bushels of 20 cent corn. It Is snob mis
haps as these which put a quietus on that
class of philosophers who are always ad
vising fiirniora to raise loss grain and
more stock.
Valentino Blade : Judge Wood is plant
ing 0,000 each of Maple , ash ana box-
elder and 35.000 cottonwood trees on his
claim adjoining town. Wood was ono of
the first men to demonstrate in the face
of moro ridicule tnun ordinary men ,
would boar , that corn would grow hero ,
ho will now do the sumo with trees ,
Hay Springs News : Four extra freight
trains passed up the road Thursday and
two down , principally loaded with cattle.
Those going cabtvoro intended for mar
ket and tlioso going west for ranches.
Ouster County Republican : Phil Campbell -
boll , of Georgetown , was up last week- .
He says that ho has corn nearly ready
for the plow , and that his noighbprs will
be through planting by the lOtii. " Ho has
a linofruit , orchard , a portion of which
has already bloomed , although young ,
gives promise of thrifty growth him boar-
> i Take Care of tlio Tools.
P. II. Morris , of SJihnvasseo , Mich , ,
writes : Driving into an adjoining town
1 met a farmer \fUl/'two / wheels in his vc-
hiclu , ono of wMcli- Was bndly broken ,
anil the other needed to liavo ita tire set.
Wo halted , nnd l-wrid , "Your tlrocamo
off and you snuwjliod your wheel ? "
"Yf.i.1'u ,
' 'Well , now , fr niijtl , lot mo remark that
if you will put your wagon umler cover
when you arc lull u'sing it , and never let
it stand Idle in trrosn.n or storm nnd once
a year apply to tlui wheels witli n brush
all the linseed oil they will take tip , the
wheels will last your lifetime , pioviding
good , timber is used in the con
struction. "
"Hut."tho man sriitl , "wagons can't al
ways bo put mulor cover when not in
use. "
"Hut. " Haiti I , "with convenient ar-
rnngi'iiiont ? , and the habit formed , It can
bo done , with little expense and trouble. "
1'or nice carriages a close building is
desirable , but for carts , wagons ami
sleighs , in general u o , a simple roof of
boards or shingles supported by posts
and oiion at tlio sides , placed where you
would nntiirally unhitch , is all that is re
quired. The expense is small , btil the
gain is grout.
Calling upon an oltl resident I saw the
value of care in preserving tools. Ho
showed me a wagon that has been in use
thirty-two yeans , tlio wheels about as
good as now , never lost a. spoke or felloe ,
and good for lliirty-llvo years longer , ex-
cojH the tiro. Ho showed mo u band
rake twenty years old , antl a grain cradio
much older , which proves that tools are
not destroyed by use but by abuse. Tito
only way that we can hvo by fanning is
to curtail expenses , when produce brings
so little.
riie farmers of America should take
heed and curtail expenses.Vo arc
spending a good tlcal more than wo neotl
to , antl if wo can't inoro'iso our receipts
wo can at least diminish our outgoes ,
and by good care of the tools , aud in
fact everything about the farm , we will
in a great measure retrench our expense.
Tlio Farms nt' Anierloii.
Andrew Carnegie's "Triumphant De
mocracy" : The farms of America com
prise 8U7Oi8 square miles , an area nearly
equal to one-fourth of Kuropo. antl larger
than the four greatest European countries
put together ( Russia cxconted ) , namely ,
Franco , Germany , 'Austria anil Hungary ,
and Spain. Tlio capital invested in agri
culture would suHico to buy up the whota
of Italy , with its rich olive groves antl
vineyards , its oltl historical cities , cathe
drals ami palaces , its kings and aristoc
racy , its pope and cardinals , und every
other feudal appurtenance. Or , if the
American farmers wore to soli out , they
could buy the entire peninsula of Spain ,
with all its traditions of medituval gran
deur , and the llat lands which the Hol
landers at vast cost have wrcbtod
from the sea and the quaint old
towns they have built there. If
ho chose to put by his savings for three
years the Yankee farmer could pur-
cltase tiio fee simple of pretty Switzer
land as a summer resort and not touch
his capital at all , for each year's oarninirs
exceed $550,000,000. ' The cereal crop for
1S30 was more Ulan ' 2,000,000,000 bushels.
If placed in one mass this would make a
pile of 3,500,000,000 Gnbic feet or a pyra
mid three timcs'as great ns that of Che
ops. If loaded on carts it would require
all the horses jn Kuropo nnd 1,000,000
moro (33,500,000) ( ) to remove it , though
each horse drcu n Iqad of two tons. Were
the entire crop of jCcrcals loaded on a
continuous traintof .cars , tiio train would
reach ono and a half times around the
globe. Its value is half as great as all tlio
gold mined in Citlifqunia in tiio thirty-live
years since gold was found thcro. The
corn nnd cotton .liejds of America form
kingdoms in themselves surpassing in
size bomo of
In transplanting or setting out rasp
berry plants care .should always bo taken
to keep the roots moist.
Blackberries are not always ripe when
they arc black. Leave them'on till they
part readily from their stalks.
A cow should never bo allowed to skip
n milking , as the retentionjof so large a
volume of milk in the udder will inllumo
it and injure the quality of the milk , and
perhaps the udder also.
Select for seeds smooth , large , well-
formed potatoes , with shallow eyes , in
stead of the refuse of the potato heap , as
is too often the case.
Never purchase n brood-sow the imme
diate progenitors of which have been
prepared lor a show ring. She will lack
a strong constitution.
For tlto currant borer cut oft" and burn
the branches upon which they have sct-
lied. This is tlio only sure remedy , and
the work must bo thorough.
There is little doubt that in tlie n0i\r
itiiro old storage houses WJli oo consid
ered arff6l ! fts indispensable to the fruit
growers ns the ice houses are now to the
butchers and dairymen.
Foot rot in sheep , distemper in horses
and cattle , cough in pigs , and a score of
other ailments arisofrom filthy barnyards
in winter and spring. Prevention is bet
tor than euro in thuso cases.
Turning sod under and Immediately
seeding down again by sowing grass
seed alone in August , or with gram in
spring time , is ono of the bust and cheap
est ways of increasing the hay crop of
the farm.
Two ollings of harness , except the col
lars , a year is enough ; but tlio collars
should In oiled every two weeks during
the working season , and the sweat and
dirt bo removed each morning with u
dull knife.
Young trees must bo mulched na a pro
tection against summer winds and sun ,
as well us against winter's frosts ; and
every newly set tree should bo firmly
staked so that it may not bo wrenched
about by the winds.
It Is about time that the attention of
fi.rmors and all rural people was turned
in the direction of decided eflbrt in behalf -
half of protection of insectivorous birds.
They should bo encouraged in every
practicable way.
A strawberry grower says some straw
berry plants are naturally barren , and
should bo pulled .out and treated as
weeds. Ho gooB.oVor the patch when the
plants are in blossom , and pulls up all
plants that liuvqinot blosbomed.
Ground bono and potash applied to
grape vines not nniy'incronso tlio quan
tity but improvivijtlioiqiiallty of the fruit ,
adding largely tn tltOjumount of fugar it
contains. For immediate effect in the
spring use the dj | > suj\cd \ ) ; bone.
Trees that tire pruned in the center , seas
as to make them low and spreading , are
in far moro danger of splitting down
when bearing rt.iiill . crop of fruit than
when trimmed with a strong central
stem with good limbs branching out
from it.
In getting milk for cream it should be
borne in mind that tjio pans should not
bo covered , but , roiuiiin open , in order
that the air may have free access. Any
particles of milk remaining in the puns
from previous setting affect the now milk
and it is best to allow them to air out-of-
doors also.
In buying meal do not put it Into bar
rels nnil let it heat and spoil , as newly
ground meal is very apt to do. If it is
not spread out run n broom handle into
every few inches and let it touch the bottom
tom of the barrel. This will leave chim
neys or vents through which the heat
will escape and leave the feed unhurt.
Should you have one' or two plants of
choice varieties of blackberries or rasp
berries from which you wish to get a
stock of plants , cut down with a sharp
spadu circles around the old plants every
three or four inches , beginning twelv6 or
eightcciMiichcs. from the hilU This cuts
the roots in short pieces , and each 'rpot-
let-\yill \ throw up a'.shoot untl uiako.41
"nice plant by autumn. '
To Barman's ' Burning Plain , Christianity's
Hosts Are Marching.
Kxpcrlnnco of nn Onmha Missionary
In I'n nii Imiuts The Apaches of
liuriunh Itovoltnud 1'tmulcr
the People.
Miss Emma O. Ambrose , a missionary
In India , has written to her brother , G.
W. Ambrose , In this city , an Interesting
letter concerning nlTalrs In Burmah , and
the revolts of Docolts consequent upon
the oecupition of that country by the
British. Under date of March 20 , Miss
Ambrose writes :
"Wo have had some stirring , anxious
tlinos In Burmah thu past few months ,
more on account of the Deceits that have
arisen to burn , kill and plunder since the
king's surrender than before , but wo
hope It Is about over with now , for ono
of the worst in our part of the country
has been caught and Is now in the city
jail. A reward of $3,000 was oflerod for
him by the government either dead or
alive. Ho was caught in one of the
Karen villages in our Held and as ninny
aldod In his capture the reward Is to bo
divided among tlioso who have been
made widows and orphans and among
those who have lost property at the
hands of those wretches. The missiona
ries have all been out to aid the Karens
in defending their homes and lighting
the Deeoits. When I left the city the
middle of last r.ionth , all seemed quiet in
this part of the country , but they ( the
Docoit.s ) were busy burning and plunder
ing farther south In Dr. Bros * ' fluid. We
all bad many misgivings about it belnj'
best for me to come to this plane , and
could I have known what was in the
future , during the coining few weeks ,
even , I should hardly have ventured from
the city , but no harm has coniu to me
thus far excepting a few scares. Soon
after I left tlio city the Dccolts got into
mountains among the villages between
horn and the city. Friends tltoro wore
anxious for me. One week ago last Sab
bath at the close of the 10 o'clock ser
vice word came to the chapel that
the Deceits had been HCOII not far from
hero on the city road coining this way.
Of course all was oxeilemnnt and a largo
company started at once to meet them
but came back late in the evening with
out seeing them , A night guard was
stationed around the village and watcli
was kept through the day also. The fol
lowing Friday afternoon ono was caught
just outside the village. Ho had a largo
amount of stolen money on his person
and numerous charms of little bundles
of medicine tied up in his head-dress and
around his waist. By threatening him
with death lie was forced to tell that ho
had comrades in hiding near and
that they had planned to burn
us all out the night before but did not
succeed. A company started out at once
to search them out. An extra guard was
stationed on my veranda , and I slept
without undressing that night , with my
loaded revolver close nt hand , ns usual.
Tlio young man who sleeps in the house
has a gun and spear at hand also. God
has kindly watched over us , keeping us
from nil harm.
The work hero is coin's ' on nicely.
Over eighty pupils in school. I have the
girls one hour daily in sewing as usual ,
and they are doing so nicely that
it really pays for nil the
trouble. JTho women asked to have
| heir evening Bible class again , so 1 took
it up once more , and as there are many
among them who cannot read , I have in
duced them to begin learning , so a half
hour or moro is spent after the Bible les
son teaching them.
I am well us usual and happy , enjoying
the good air and beautiful mountain
scenery. It is scorching hot in the city
now. "
Under data of Youngoo , March 81 , she
writes : "I wrote you on the 20th. at Wall-
thauco , but before I had an opportunity
to send my mail to the city I received
word to hasten homo us quickly as possi
ble , for a general uprising is expected nil
over the country. It may yet be checked ,
but wo cannot toll , and friends all thought
it best for mo to bo in the city I am
well and regretted to leave my work and
the cool mountain air for the burning
heat of the plain. The government is
arming the Christian Karons as fast us
possible , and they are and have been do
ing good service in catching the Docoits.
Many of the Deceits have been killed , for
they have such faith in the charms they
wear and say that , no bullet can harm
them. "
Sorgcant-at-arms L'jcdoru , house of
representatives , endorses Red Star Cough
Why n Train Cannot Travel on a
Straight Liliio Down Grade.
New York Mail and Express : "Yttft
may live till the yellow dog fjylosirom
history , " said a conductor tlio tithcr nicrht
as the train hummed alo'ng , "but you'll
never see a struignl railroad down n
stoop hill. " .
The curious passenger > vith the wnrt
913 his nose rolled up his eyes in aston
ishment. "My dear follow , " he ex
claimed , staring at the conductor , "I do
not understand what is to prevent a train
from running straight down hill. "
"Just thisT" continued tlio conductor ;
"curves are necessary on n very heavy
grade. Passengers are sometimes struck
with the great number of curves on the
roiul while it is up among tlio hills.
They imagine the curves an merely nec
essary because the road winds around
the hills. This is only partly true. If
the railroad were to cross directly nt
heavy grade it would still bo necessary to
have the curves. No train can go tit n
high rate of speed down a heavy grade
on u straight track with safety. The ex
planation is simple. The tendency of
any heavy body like n train Is to move In
u straight line , and the attraction of grav
itation is not sullioient to overcome the
tendency to shoot oil' where great speeder
or momentum is obtained. Hence , a
train Hying down a straight track on the
hillside , instead of keeping the truck
would shoot off on a tungont into space.
"The curve , " continued the wise man
in the blue uniform , "is ono of the great
est safeguards in mountain engineering ,
This is particularly noticeable in the case
of n freight track. It very frequently
happens that an engine , drawing u
heavy freight train , cannot stick close
enough to the track , when going down a
heavy grudn , to control her speed , An en
gine goiiif' down hill Is realty , moro help
less than the sumo engine going up hill.
That is , she can pull a greater weight up
the hill than she can hold back in going
down the hill. 11 is a very common ex
perience with engineers of freight en
gines to huvo their trams literally push
them down heavy grades at a high rate
of speed. In such instances every curve
is so much salvation at the right time ,
The curve retards the spued and enables
the wheels of the Hying train to get a
firmer 'purchase' on the track , null-
reading in the hills would bo very dan
gerous were it not for the curves sprink
led along at frequent intervals ,
"On Eomo railroads It is the custom to
disconnect the lever from the driving rods
when a passenger train is descending a
heavy grudo that extends tor many miles.
The train is managed altogether oy her
air brakes. Every curve acts ns a brake
of the speed , and in this way the train
can swing along for hours without at
taining u't.oo reckless speed , with the aid
of the uir brakes.1 , '
Just then the train wont around-
curve and the curious'.passenger wa8
thrown' to one t side of Hie seat.
. "It's a .wonder.10 mo'lie. gasped ,
"that these moaslly express trains don't
fly off the track In going nrotind these
heavy curves. "
"Well , sir , " said the conductor , "I'vo
boon railaoading for twenty-live years
and 1 never yet know or heard of a train
lumping the track on a curvo. There
Isn't the slightest danger on a graded
curve , and hardly any on a llat curvo.
The Market Wn * Not Affected.
Chicago Herald : "They'll never get
me into any of their tarnation specula
tions ngain , " said a long-haired , pig-
smelling passenger from fown. "I've
been reading heap in tlio papers of late
about the big money made in pork and
uraln bought or sold on margins.and I've
been laying low for an opportunity to
jump in and make n pile of mone.y. I'm
[ > uo of lhou men who believe In studyin'
things all out , an1 never goin'Into any
now speculation till you'vo looked at it
from over side and slxed It up. Well. I
Telt. just that way about this margin trad
ing , I believe they call It. I muilo up my
mind to watch things pretty close , tin1 as
soon tis 1 could see a dead sure thing
lump in.
"About a week ago I was at work out
, n my cast ten-acre lot when Jim Brown
came along and says :
' "Hello , Smith , how's your folks ? '
" 'Oh , purty well , ' savs 1 , 'how's
your'n ? '
" 'All well , ' says ho , 'but did you hear
of the bad luck ; ) 'Squire Cole had ? '
' "No ; is his wife dead.
" ''n that Hu has got 803 hogs
down with the oholory , un' about half of
'cm will die. '
" Is that so1 says I , an' as Jim druv
away I fell to thitikin' things over.
" ; Thrco hundred of 'Squlro Coles'
hogs down with the cholery , ' says I to
myMilf , an' half of 'em goln" to die.
That'll surely bring pork up a whoopin'
in Chicago as soon as these speckerlators
hear of it. Everything must go by the
law of supply and demand , mi' this will
affect the supply. HeroV my ehaiicfl. "
"So I knocked on" work right there ,
went over to town and told the broker
what's opened un olliee there to buy as
much park for me ns $500 would take in ,
and 1 went over to the bank and drew
out tlio money and gave it to him. Then
I went home , kinder fculin' that 1 had
made a good trade. "
"Did pork go up a whoopin' ? "
"Naw , she went down a linking so
quick that my broker hadn't time to sell ,
and ho says I've lost my SJ8) ) and ewe
him $133.82 besides , and ho threatens to
sue me for it if 1 don't whack un. Them
Chicago speokerlators are nothing but n
lot of gamblers. The laws of supply and
demand don't have no ell'ect on themand
they'll never catch me in any ol their un
godly schemes again. "
SICK IIcADARHB. Thousands who have
sull'erod intensely with sick houdacho say
that Hood's Sarsaparilla has completely
cured them. Onogentleman thus relieved ,
writes : "Hood's ' Sarsaparilla is worth its
wejglit in gold. " Header , if you are suf
fering with sick headache , give Hood's
Sarsaparilla a trial. It will do you p'osi-
tivo good. Made by C. I. Hood & Co. ,
Lowell , Muss. Sold'by all drujrgists. 100
Doses Ono Dollar.
The "Wright Tavern" ut Concord Center -
tor , Mass. , the erection of which dates to
the revolutionary period , has been pre
sented to the First Parish Unitarian so
ciety of that town.
TTtcn Biby iraa Blct , TO R TO tier Ccutorlo ,
When she iriu a Child , abe cried for CMtorU ,
When alia become Mlsu , ah clang to CattorU ,
Wh u nke had Children , she g&re them Oaatorl
A colored woman named i..cafy Mont
gomery , of North River , Vn. , put a 3-year-
old nice in a bag and tried to drown it in
the stream. She claimed she did it only
to frighten the child.
Angostura Bitters , the world-ronowne-
appetizer and In vibrator , imparts a deliclou
flavor to all drinks and cures dyspepsia , dlar
rlicca , fever and usjuo. Try it , but b wure of
counterfeits. A k your grocer or your dnm
cist for the connlno Angosturamanufactured
by J. G. B. Sieecrt & SOILS.
A dog caught a gray eagle near Wash
ington , Kan. , ono aay last week , which
measured seven feet from tip to tip. It
was a wet , windy day , and the bird could
not get Into the nir away from the dog.
"Her face so fair , ns flesh It seemed not ,
But heavenly portrait of bright angel's hue ,
Clear as the sky , without a blame or blot ,
Through tcooilly mixture of complexion d.uo.
And In her checks the vermeil roddltltinow. ' '
This is the. pool's description ot a
woman whose physical jiys'iom was in a
perfectly sound and healthy state , with
every function noting properly , and is
the envjqbl.S condition of IU fair patrons
produced by Dr. Piorce's "Favorite Pro-
Soription. " Any druggist.
It is not safe to turn cattle in to pas
ture upon wet clover , ns it produces in
them indigestion , which sometimes
proves fatal.
She has the complexion of a pcach-
Po//.onl's Mcdictilud ComplexionPowde ,
did it. Sold by all druggists.
IFacJeat Oorjapaay.
England , France & Germany.
1 Tim Btiwnif hips of this well known line are
built ot Iron , In water-tight compartments , und
are furnished with uvory requisite to luitko the
imeB.itfo both Biifo and ogrcenhlo. They curry
thu IItilted Slnte * and Kuroncmi malKund lonvo
Now Yorli Thursdays nnd Saturdays for Plv.
mouth. ( LOW UONChorl ) > ouif.l ( AUU5 nnd HAM-
Iteturiilntr , the steamers leave Hamburg on
Wednesdays nnd Humluysia. . Havre , taldntr
pa 8enaers at Boutlmmpton und London.
First cabin IM. ft ! ) and $75 ; Btcoratro fM.
Railroad tlckctd from Plymouth to llrlstol , Oar-
iliir. London , or to ny nluco In thu Houth of
England , l''lKU. ( Bteurngo from Kuropo only
> 33. Bend lor "TourlBt ( Iniottc. "
OonenU I'assenxer AKOtita ,
61 Drondwny , Now Vorli ; Wu6hltigt < ) li nnd IM
BalloSts. Chlcuvo , III.
Guru without modi-
A POSITIVE ! clno. rixtontoi Octo
ber 10 , 18T6.
Ono box will cure
the moat obtlnnto cnsa In four da a or lusj.
Allan1 sSoluble MefatadBougies
No nauseous doses ot cubebs , copalbu or oil of
eumliilwood tlmt are certain to product ! dyspot-
Ha byUaMroylnif the coating of the Btotimub.
J'rlco $1.60. Bold by all druifirlsH or nmllRd ou
locclptofprlco. For further particulars sent
forclrculur , P , 0. IlorlSTl.1TTDTJ
x. c. .A.X NT co. , ( jUKK.
v w " " .
KJ John St. . Now VorK.
Notice to Contractors.
BUTTON , ( Jo. , NEII. , May III , I8S < 1.
The Ilonrd of TniMfu.s of Bnhonl lUttlit ) No
" , C'luy County , NubrntUn , will rocolvu tojlm
lull upto 0 o'clock ii. in. . May ; ) l , 13V ) , for the
erection of n liriok Boliool house , consisting of
oluht teems , to bo built in aucoidun * ) with the
plans und epucltlcutlons lor thu biitno , which
may bu icen at thu ollico of thu moderator o
euld distiict in Button , Nebraska , after Mil ) 22
IS fl. All bids to bo aoonmpunlod by samples of
tlio vnrlotiH klmU of mutrrlu ) to bo nsuU In thu
construction of Bald bulldlnv , tha sn\niilus \ of
the succcsslul bidder to iimmin on deposit wllti
tboseliool board until the buildlnir Is completed
IIIUs to bo opened uad examined aflerOu'elouW
p. in. , May 31. IBStf. The successful bidder wll
bo required to Rlvean approved icsldont bom
In .the amount of the contract price of salt
work for tlio faithful performance < jf the con
tract. The rlulit Is ifscrvcd to reject any urn
nH bUU. Jilds in bu endorsed , "Ulds for lite
Erection of the Button School Ilouea. "
UuylSdCt Jos. Quiet : , Director ,
Tk * Ortntertffeitlcal Trlnraph of the Age !
I.oiinrnpprtllr * DotTrlncottlTr , 1'nin In
the hfnil , irltli n dull Hcniatlon la lh
baek mrt , 1'nln tinker tlio nhonlder-
blndo , Fullneas nflcr eating , with nillf
Inellunilnnto nxortlon of limlr cirmlnrt.
IfrilnbllUyoftcinpcr , Low uplrlt * , with
nfcollniofhnvlnir nrclrctrd lamodutr *
WcnrliiM * , Illzzluoar , 1'lultorlnt nttlto
Heart , ItotR before the errs , Ilentlncho
over tlio rlelit ore , Itcntlosunmii , with
fitful drrnniti , Itlahlrcolored Urine , and
trtJTT'B 1'llil.S are especially artnpltil
to such oasoo , ono dona cirocts inch *
Thnr I tin-true the Appetlt r , ml cnuie th
body to Tnke cm Kleth.tliui thn7 t m U
nourlihoil.nti'l ' bjtliclrTonla Action on
Uia l lKeitlTflOriri\iin,1tniilnrBtoolt ro
. 147 iurrny st.lV.Y
Itcnurntos the body , innkcn Iic ltliy llculi ,
fU-enptlu'in tha nrrnkr , repaint tlio wmtcs of
Uio 8 } stem wllli | > uru blood and li.anl muscle ;
tones tlm narrotu Erstcm , Intlfromtcvi the
brain , nnd Imparts tlio vigor ot manhood.
PI. HeM bvilniccixl-H.
! ni imv St. .
Absolutely Pnro and
And all Wasting Vliensrs ;
lor ealo by Druggists , Orocora and Dealer * .
Price , Olio Dollar per Bottle.
n seal * ! 1 > nUl i ,
eept inch * be r our trfttl.Diitrlt Ubcl of the old rliiroUt ,
t borf > , .n < t tli. nimo ofcorapAnjr Mown In botlle.
( TJT'rriioDteiutorttio Koctir > lonultni ( iccpt the
TerrltorlM ) , tinabl. to procur. It from tlielr detlfrn.
rinliftv. lUlf Uorentenl , la pln ! e f , unra.rkodEx > |
| ir s clursvi prtpald , tjr rrutttluf Sl PolUrtto I
The Duffy Malt Whiskey Co. , Baltimore , Md.
.rencurfdl. ' . ilrl tjrt l l''W" '
fsimAtmtibr LR./ 0.f. liOEllTA40 ! < : l.
J. VuWWB A , COM ! AOSitt ,
til lUROADWAVt If.
„ , _ - _ _ _ . nnd Prices ou application. Boldbf
All the best Purrlneo llullilon * and Dealers.
, COO-OItf ,
Cable Adfj H -
I PAY all eipre'i charge ! to all point" within 300
mile * . I.OOOtntrlnKi'i to "clret from. Bond two cent
tamp for IIhi tr i < fcaUluirue. Mention tta paper.
Irp lvulycurc iiao
lfTr rri ' .lir : l ttlolJcll.
ruM.cornUt . Guaranteed tlio
cnly one In the wotldccncralUff
continuous Kltctrio if Maortrlto
. - ( . kclenllric.l'owcrful , UuiaUlt ,
_ , Coinforlohle mid KKecllre. Arold fraud * .
Ovi'fO.OOOcMred. nonrlRtJinpTot paninUoU
Uecently Tlullt. Newly Furulshod
The Tremont ,
J. C. Fnv.aKHALU & EON , I'rorrlctors.
Ctr. "tit nnd I'tits , Lincoln , Nob.
Itntes JI.Mpurduy , Street cart from houio to any
of thu .
part city. _ _ _ _ _
Architect ,
OIHco ? 31. IH and 4 , Itloltards Illuuk , Lincoln ,
Nob. Lluvutor oulltii Httuvt.
llrco'lerof ' llrccdcrof
! ' . M. WOUUS.
Live Stock Auctioneer
Stilus inado In nil tmrta of thu U H. at fulr
rates , liooiu 3 , State Illock , Lincoln , NoU.9 ,
Oollqway and Short Horn InilU lor ealo.
Farm Loans and Insurance ,
CorrcsnondoiiDo In rc-g-arl to Innnt ( ollcltcJ.
lioom 1 , Itltburds lllouk , Lincoln , Kob.
Public Sale ,
Denver , 4Jol. , June KHIi , JS80 , , _
to head of Show Short Horn * Hate * & Crtilck M
eltnnk , 2-year olds , wel ltlnir 10,7) ; hulls uud }
liellors. Address I'luld and Farm , for cutulo iJ
not , Denver , O > l , C , M. Iliiuiuon , Lincoln , .Nob , 4
Col. V. M , Wood ? , Auctioneer.
When In Lincoln stop at
National Hotel ,
And evl a good dinner for 2. ' > o.
J , A , TEDAWAV , I'rop.