Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 17, 1889, Page 3, Image 3
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : MONDAY , JUNE 17. 1889 SWfoTEST SMILES OF CERES They are Bootowod on tbo Farmora of Nebraska. THE OUTLOOK NEVER BETTER. All Binnll drains nro In Flno Condi tion , While Corn I'roinUcs Kvon Jlottur Thnti IiastTt'cnr Fruit In Abundance. NolirnHkn Farmers The following report * In the condition ot the cops nro from TIIB I3ir.'s : special cor respondents. The outlook could hardly bo moro encouraging for coronls of all kinds , Corn Is In nn especially fine condition. The I small grains have nutTcrod slightly In a fo\v I localities on nccountof dry woathcr bin with the recent heavy rains they promise n har- 1 vest nlmost If not fully up the best of former I years. Fruit of nil kinds Is yielding in [ ubundnnco. I AilnniN. r JUNIATA , Nob. , Juno 15. All cropi nro I looking unusually well nnd thcro Is u largur I ncrcago than last , year. Fruit Is nlso prom- I Islng. Following 1 % the number of acres In I this ( Junmtn ) township : Wheat 2M7 ! ; corn , I 6,409 ; oats , : ) ,40S ; barley , G3I. I Brown. I AiNswourn. Nob. , Juno 15. The farmers I of Urown county arc more than pleased with I the present , prospects for n heavy ylold of I email grain. The ncrcago Is greater by one- I third than during uny previous year. Tlio | corn crop Is not far enough advanced to make n report nt the present time , except as to the ncrcngo which Is tibout one-fourth larger thnn over before. Tliero have been excellent ruins during the past week and I the weather Is very favorable for growing | crops. JOHNSTON , Noo. , Juno in. In this , the I western part of Urown county , thcro is Jcstl- [ inntcd to bo about 0,500 ncrcs of corn , 4,000 ncrcs of enl * nnd 11,500 nercs of wheat , nn in crease of about " > per cent as compared with last season. Crops of nil kinds nro In a very good condition. * Thcro has been plenty of ruin , nnd It seemed to cotno Just when It was wanted. All small grain will need but llttlo I moro rnln us the ground ia now thoroughly I soaked. Farmers are all pleased with the [ prospects and say their chances are better for a bountiful crop thnn they have been for five years. [ LONU PINB , Nob. , Juno 15. ThogroatcroD I of Urown county this year will bo wheat. ' Thousands of acres Imvo been put In and ' from the appearance of it now every ono pro- I diets SO to 85 bushels per acre. All other crops nro looking well corn particularly. I liyo Is three feet high now. The great [ amount of wheat sown was duo to the fact f that the three mills nt Long 1'mo are paying It 5 cents per bushel nnd it Is only 75 cents in I Chicago. f liox Unite. ! ' ALLiANcr , Neb. , Juno 15. The ncro- L ago of corn , wheat , oats mid other crops m Uox Uutlo county is double f that of 1888. Thcro is planted 18l > r > 3 H ncrcs of corn , 8,212 ncrcs of wheat , 5 7.8SO acres of oats , with about two thousand 9 acres In potatoes nnd about two thousand I acres In llnx , making n total of : U > ,044 acres. | The1 general condition of crops Is good , ex- I copt.corn , which Is somewhat behind on nc- \C \ ] count of the cool weather during the spring. j Wheat nnd oats look better than they did n | year ago at this time , nnd promise to bo n Inrg6 crop. There liavo been several million forest trees and near ten thousand fruit trees I sot out in the county during the spring , mid | nio all growing nicely. I Bonne. I CBDAH HAI-IDS , Nob. , Juno 15. The I assessor's returns for Cedar precinct I show the following ncrcago of crops : ICorn , 0,5U9 ; wheat , l,03i ; oats , 3,2.15 ; [ i-v raUlot , 841 ; barley 20 ; an in- crcaso of nearly two thousand acres over last I. year. The bountiful rains which have fallen fi recently give every assurance of good crops. I ; There are 818 acres of tame meadow , 2:11 : l < ncres of forest trees , 11,057 fruit trees and ! 1,901 grupo vines , with an increase of $30,000 | valuation. The returns from this precinct I' ' ] will indicate n fair average for the county , I ] shqwlng not only a largo increase in crop If acreage , but nt the same tlmo n healthy in- I crcaso in valuation. The farmers as a rule I are prosperous , as exhibited by ttio iuiprovo- I monts. _ I , Jlutlor. I BIUINAUD , Nob. , Juno 15. It is estimated | i by "reliable authorities that the ncrcaga In I thU product of corn and oats is about 30 per I ' cent larger thnn Inst year. Crops of all I kinds are doing well. | . IJufTalo. I GinuoN. Neb. , Juno 15. Uolow nro the I returns of the assessor for Gibbon township : I Corn 5,000 ncrcs , nbout the snma ns lust year ; oats 8,000 , increased ; wheat 555 , about the sntno ns last year. The condition of wheat is 100 , of oats 100 , of corn .00. The .recent cool and wet weather kept the corn from growlntr rapidly , but thcro Is n good stand , and n tew warm days such ns wo are baring now will bring it up to 100. Uurt , CHAIO , Nob. , Juno 15. The increase In ncrcago In this county of corn Is about 10 per cent , of wheat 20 per cent , of oats ,13 per cent. Small gralr\ has suffered some from drouth , but recent rains liavo brought it out wonderfully. Corn looks well and promises a big yield , lianncr. CBjJTiiorous , Nob. , June 15. The crop acreage of every kind Is nbout double that of last year in this now county. The remark ably wet spring nnd cool weather liavo put small grains in splendid sh&uo. Corn has boon a llttlo slow on account of the cool weather , but the lust 'few days have boon very warm , nnd corn is springing up rapidly. No accurate reports have been given as to ncrongo , but It is nbout ns follows : Corn , 25,000 acres ; wheat , 7,000 ; oats , 7,000 ; mil let , 12,000. The continued wet weather is considered remarkable for western Ne braska. Only a very few days have passed during the last month and a half without heavy rains. Olmec. LAMAn , Nob. , Juno 15. Crops of all kinds look woll. Forty per cent moro of wheat is sown this year than last and many pieces look ns well ns any that can DO found In the oast. There Is about 20 per cent moro of oats i and corn growing hero now than there was \ \ last year. Corn is n llttlo late , but has n peed color and IB making rapid growth now. \ The potato crop has nn increase of 50 per i cent over last year's planting and looks well. I Not much rye Is sown. Sorghum Is planted I quite extensively tor winter feeding and Jj doe * wall. The buffalo grass Is putting on n ' BOOd heavy growth and cattle and horses fatten rapidly on it. Very llttlo tame grass is sown yet , but those who have ventured the experiment have good success. Break ing nou is the employment now. CASH. P&irmiouTii. Nob. . Juno 15. Crops m Cass county never looked better than they do now. The acreage is about the same as last year. Corn Is 5 to 10 per cent bettor than that of last year ut this tlmo. Wheat. oats , barley nnd rye are looking line and will nvorngo about the same as last year. The bay crop will bo far hotter than that of last year. The npplo crop will bo bettor than for many years. 1'otiitotocs will bo plenty. All other small fruits look promising. Col la x. CLARKEOX , Neb , , Juno 15. The acreage of corn In this county Is 10 per cent greater than Its was last year. Wheat and oats show a i , marked decrease In acreage over last year. \ yiio coru crop was nuvor better or presented tlner prospect nt this season of the year , though It Is needing rain badly now. Wheat and oatn are materially Injured by the dry weather. Unless it rains soon small grain will not bo mure than half a crop. Clay. JUuVAitu , Neb. , Juno 15. There will bo a Yory little Increase m the crop ncroago In this county this year. There will bo a slight In crease probably In the corn and oata acreage , nd a decrease In the wheat acreage. Bc&rcely any wheat Is planted here now. Crop * generally look very welt The corn stand Is especially encouraging. FAiuriBU > , Nou. , Juno 16. Tbo prospect for crops of all Wndu was never bolter In Clay county than It Is to-dny. The Weather was dry In the early spring , so that formers were enabled to got their crops In , In treed Benson , Later * on wo have had plenty of rain , followed by warm weather. Assessor's return * nro not nil In yet. bat there Is appar ently n largely Increased ncronge of ground under cultivation over last year. This Is especially true In regard to corn. KIXIAH , Neb. , Juno 15. The acreage of corn planted this year In but Hltlo , If nny , In excess of last year. The acreage In Clay county will oxcecd 100,000 ncrcs. Corn Is generally looking well , though considerable replanting had to bo done on account of the wet wcatncr in May. Oats , wheat and bar- 'oy nro looking line , and n largo average , es pecially of outs , lias been sown. Si'itixo HAXCIIB , Neb , Juno 15. The acre- go of corn In thU county Is fully up to the average , but the prospects nro that at least 10 per cent datnngo will result from the ravn- ces of cut-worms , woods nnd squirrels. Thcro Is ngood deal of old corn In the farm ers' cribs. Of onls , the ncrcngo Is much greater. The grnln has a very heavy straw , und Is heading out. Of wheat nnd birloy , the acreage is less , but the prospects uro the best ever known. Of rye , the acreage Is less , but the prospects nro Immense. The only danger to small grain is rust , ( Junior. ANRKLMA , Nob. , Juno 15. The following is 'or ' Victoria township : Wheat , 1,200 acres ; oats , 1,40U acres : mm , 7,000 acres ; flax , sev eral hundred acres. UllVHOII. . LEXINGTON , Neb. , Juuo 15. The ncrcngo ol wheat through thin county is about 25 per cent larger thnn last yenr. The crop Is lookIng - Ing line and promises largo yields. Oats nro remising Innro returns with the ucroatjo nbout the same us last year. Recent heavy ruins have revived corn nnd now It promises larger returns thnn Inst season's crop. The ncrcago Is about. 0 per cent larger than lust season. Barley ivsd rye will multu iv good average crop. The acreage is not very Inrgo 'n thiscounly. GoTiinxiiuuci , Neb. , Juno 15. The uurcago of nearly all crops is larger than formerly. This is attributable to two causes : First , nn incrcnso of population , nnd second , to the fact that crops of all kinds wen ) good last ycnr , giving the people renewed uonlldenco In this county. Wheat , rye and onts nro all looking very good. Corn is n little late , ow ing to the great amount of rain and cool weather , but looks fairly woll. Token alto gether crop prospects were never better at this season of the year than they are nt this nic , OVCRTON , Neb. , Juno 15. The spring wheat nnd onts look remarkably promising. The prospect for corn In this section Is fair. There is not n very even stand owing moatly to the cold , wet weather. A similar report comes from the farmers of the bluff section of the county , both ns to corn and small crntn , us nlso from the Elm creek nnd Wood river valleys. Altogether the crop outlook "or Dnwson county this season is u little bet- cr than tbo average. There is some Increase n acreage over lost , year. FunvoNT , Neb. , Juno 15. The crop pros- iocts In Dodge county nro at the present time decidedly oucouraginc. The acreage of corn will exceed thatof last year. The acre age devoted to this staple is gradually In creasing from year to year. The stand is ns good ns over was Known In this section , nnd s almost perfect. It is at least two weeks further advanced than for the corresponding date for the avcr.iffo season. The acreage of oats is larger than last year. The stand is ; oed , but is just now needing rain , ns the leads are formlne and the plants "stooling out. " The acreage of wheat Is a tritlo smaller than last year. The crop is In good condi tion and the prospects Haltering for moro than an average yield. Frontier. CUIITIS , Neb , , Juno 15. An csumnto from 152 farmers gives nn average of 2J per cent excess in Ifab'J over 1SSS. Fillmorc. OIIIOWA , Neb. , Juno 15. The ncrcapo of corn , wheat nnd oats In Franklin precinct , as shown by the assessor's Books for 18b ! > , Is ns follows : Corn 10,000 acrcs.last years 8,900 ; Wheat 700 ncres , last year 538 ; oats 3,000 acres , last year 2,810. It will , therefore , bo scon that in this p red not , atloast , a largo in crease in the ncrcngo of nil throo'staples has taken place. The Increase in ncrcngo of oats nnd wheat is noticeable throughout the en- tlro county , but there is apparently no per ceptible decrease in the ncreace of corn. The crop prospect was never brighter. All kinds of grain nro looking fine nud tbo weather is favorable to everything. "UUMONT , Neb. , June 15. The prospects fonn ibundnnt crop , in this section , were never .noro fluttering than at present. All IU.IUM of grain , fruits and vegetables are in a nourishing condition. Outs , especially , nro putting forth nh exceeding rank growth , and if the remainder of the season should bn fav orable , there will undoubtedly bo nn enor mous yield of this grain. AuAi-Anoc , Nob. , Juno 15. Small grain , wheat cspecml'y ' , loons well. We are sure of u good crop of corn. BEAVER CITY , Neb. , Junol5. The increase over lust year in corn acreage is Si per cent. The wheat acreage is increased 10 per cent ; oats , 10 per cent. The condition of the crop is very Haltering. Gosiicr. EI.WOOD , Nob. , Juno 15. The crops throughout Gosper county are in excellent condition , and the acreage of corn , wheat nnd oats , especially wheat , is far in excess in this county of what it was last year. Pros pects for a largo yield of wheat wore- never bettor. Ontc. BEATRICE , Nob. , Juno 15. There Is nn in crcnso in the ncrongo of corn of nbout 15 per cent over that of last year. The Increase in acreage of small grain will reach 20 per cent over last year. The condition of small eraln is excellent und all that can bo desired. It was never known to better in the county at this season. Flux Is ono of the great staples of Gaco county , and an Increased acreage has been sown. On second breaking or old ground it is in splendid condition , nnd will give a moro thnn average crop on now breaking. The stand of corn Is thought by many farmers In all quarters of the county to bo better than last your. A few warm nights will benellt it greatly , as tno cold ground has a tendency to keep it In check. This Information Is gleaned from representa tive practical farmers , nnd the coner.il con- vlctlctlon is that the crop outlook in Gngo county was never bettor than it , is at this season. Hamilton. , STOCKHAM , Nob. , Juno 15. The acreage of the various kinds of crops In Hamilton county , as compared with lust year , may bo approximated us follows : Corn , about 5 per cent moro ; oats , about 10 nor cent less ; wheat , hardly raised nt all ; ( lux , 10 per cent moro. Next to corn , flux is , portions , the most Important crop. Oats and flax are look ing line , and corn , under the stimulating In- lluenco of the last few days of warm weather , Is getting well started. There Is an increas ing amount of tame meadows in this section , which at present are looking fine. llolr. Ixur , Nob. , Juno 15 , From the assessor's returns , of this , Francis precinct , the acre age of corn , wheat nnd outs , are greatly in excess of all former years. Corn , 3WO ncres ; wheat , 1,800 , ; oatu , 1,007 acres. At this tlmo nil crops nro doing well , with a plentiful sup ply of rain. Howard , ST. I'AUL , Neb. , Juno 15. Following Is a statement of the acreage of wheat , corn and oats In Howard county for 18S3 und 1SS9 : 18S9 18S8 Excess. Wheat 17,255 17aw Corn 42,015 33,859 9,720 Outs 10,830 13,587 3,249 The general condition of crops is good. Wheat Is thin in some localities , nut since the rain of a week ago , much improvement is noticed. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Jlnll. WOOD Itivr.ii , Juno 15. The acreage of wheat , ouU nud corn is a little more than last your , The prospects were never better thuu they are now , In this vicinity. J offertmti. RCYNOLVS , Nob. , June 15. The acreage o wheat , com and oats In Jefferson county for the year 1SSS us returned by the assessors there was In twelve precincts 3,750 acres o wheat , 59,018 acres of corn , 10,979 acres o oats. The reports from the other four pre cincts are not in yet. but It Is fair to presume that they will average with the ubovo. The acreage will be lurgur this year than lust nnd the condition of the crops coulrt not bo > cttor. The wheat nnd oats nro heading nnd ook flno. In traveling over the country ono ccs cleaner fields nnd belter stand of corn ban for many years. In thirteen precincts In JclTcrson county here Is now growing 153,843 fruit trees. These- consist of apples , peaches , plums. 10an nnd cherries. The npplo orchards old noutth to bear nro well loaded with fruit his yo.tr. This , however , Is but n smaller or cent , ns most of the trees nro only from hreo to flvo yeara old. The poach trees nro veil Illicit with poaches nnd the cherry ro s nro heavily loaded , Jefferson county vill r.ilao more fruit this year than over loforo. Keith. PAXTO.V , Nob. , June 13. Following la n tntomcnt of the acre.igo of crop * sown In his county this yoir : Wheat 5lOi , oats ,091 , rye Gjfl , barley 200 , millet 1,181 , potn- ocs 500 , corn 8,093. OOAI.MLA. Nob. , Juno 15. The prospects or nn nbununntcrop in western Nobrusku ms never been \unlcd at this tlmo of the car. Hnm has been frequent nnd nbund * nnt. The spring was very early ami crops ire nil well advanced , and within the next ortv days farmers will bo in the midst of larvcat. Kcyn 1'nlin. MUST , Neb. , Juno 15. In the eastern per- Ion of this county , less wheat has boim own than in nny former yoir , nltho ugh vlmt has been nown Is looking rom.irlt.i bly veil and promises n fulr yield. There was x good do.il of full rye sown which , owing to he extremely dry fall , did not germinate. A very largo acreage of spring rye was sown nnd Is now In hn.id , and with the frequent rains wo are having will produce n good crop. A larger area has been sown to oats him usuul nud nt this time promises n good laid. The corn nrcn Is much larger. It lies : omo up well und looks line. The ground is n good condition nnd cultivation Is being lushed. Heports from other portions of the county indicut ? that the ucreago of all crops , except wheat , is in excess of any previous cur , and there is no complaint of the con dition. Ijinuoln. NOIITII PI.ATTI : , Juno l" > . The Increase of acreage of crops of all kinds in the county over 188S Is fully one-third. Some declare it o be more , but 1 should say one-third in crease over IbSS Is a fair estimate. Thn gun- ; rnl condition of crops Is better than evo.- icforo. There has been more ruin this sca- on than over before. Lmnunntci' . Nob. , Juno 13. Following is an ifllclnl report of crops In this county , taken rotn the assessors' books from the various irecincts : Corn 155,073 ncres , wheat 8,223 icres , oats 4il. 174 bushels. Crops are nil in plendid condition. Wheat , outs and tame neiulowR are well ahead and growing faU. . 'he oountiful rains have kept all the fields rrccn and in u nourishing condition. Corn s nil up and there never was a bettor pros- icct for nn immense crop at this time of the 'car. Most of it is being plowed now for ho second time. Mt'rrirk. b. . Juno 15. Recent rains have nit Merrick county's crop in line shape. Corn and small grain of all kinds nro doing veil. The acreage under cultivation is but ittlo in excess of previous years. Nuokolls. Nci.sox , Nob. , June 15. The assessor's loous of Nuckolls county show nn in- reuse in ncrcago of all crops planted , and everything is looking its best for ovcral years. Oats loolc ns if they vould turn out n very largo crop , and orn is doing well , although u littlu back- vnrd from so many cool nigUtf. The county hews 2,5 ! ! i acres of wheat , 79,715 acres of corn , 15,951 ncrcs of oats , 1MfJ ( ncres of lax , 1,152 ncrcs of rye. basidps considerable nlllot , meadow and potatoes. ' Nnnci . GIX < M , Nob. , Juno 13. Thcro has been > ut one failure of crops in Nunco county Inco It was opened up , which occurred in SSI , und that wus only n partial failure. \bout half a crop wus raised , and the out- ook nt prcseut indicates that 1SS9 is to bo no exception to the general rule. Corn , though atlier small , is doing llncly since the recent rains , which have greatiy improved its geif- cral condition , The , ncreaio is greatly in excess of last year , or nny year in the history of the county. The acreage of wheat nnd iats Is small. Tnut of wncat is less than nst year. There is n slight increase in oats. Che outlook is favorable for un average crop of both. The increase in the amount of lla\ > ut in lust spring was moro thnn 200 per cent over any previous year. Otoe. Nr.musKA CITY , Neb , June 15. The corn acreage is fully one-third larger tliun last year , while smull gram is nearly ns much ess. Corn , wheat and oats , nnd in fact nil ; raln , is in splendid condition. Everything n the nature of an agricultural product gives iromiso of nn extraordinary-yield , and farm- ; rs say that not within the history ot Otoo county has the general crop outlook been so Inc. Inc.Fruit Fruit , too , will bo abundant. Orchards are Ibaded , and for the llrst time in ten years there promises to bo a lar o peach crop again. The fnrracrsof this county uro branching out in u now product for this section , namely , llaxsccd. A largo acreage has been put out this year , and it is claimed by many farmers that it pays bettor tbnn any product next to coru. 1'iorco. PI.AINVIRW , Nob. , Juno 15. The crops in this vicinity uro looking very nicely nnd the prospect of a good harvest has never been more flattering to our farmers. Kcccnt rains liavo placed the soil In excellent condition for workingwhich is much needed in every corn- Held owing to the rapid growth of all vegeta tion. The Increase of acreage of corn is nbout one-flfth , while onts and wheat nro nbout the same ns last year. Considerable breaking is being done this season which will grcutly increase the acreage next year. Platte. COLUMIIUS , Neb. , Juno 15. Crops in Platte county were never in n Jlnor condition than at present. The recent showers have brightened the prospects for n good corn crop. The assessor's returns show the ncre- npo of corn to bo 85,2JT acres , 10,125 ucrcs more thnn last year ; wheat 12,190 ucrcs , only a small increase over Inst your ; oats 70b95 acres , 12,280 acres moro than last year. Moro flux lias been sown than during any previous your. The acreage of barley bus not Increased. The fruit crop never looked better. About three-fourths of the fat cat tle hare gone to market from this section , Perkliu. Git INT , Neb. , Juno 15. The number of acres In wheat this year in this county Is 10,000 ; last year 5,000. Oata In 1888 , 3,000 acres ; 1839,4,000 acres. Corn. 18S8 , 0,000 acres ; Ibb9 , 8,000 , acres. Kyo , 18S3 , 1,000 acres ; lbS9 , 1,600. Flax , 1838 , 200 ncres ; Ibb9 , 300 acres , The condition of all crops nt this time is very good indeed , especially with regard to wheat. Should the season continue us it is the ylold of wheat per acre will approximate twenty bushels. Itcd Willow. McCooic , Nob. , Juno 15. All crops near hero look line , and the estimate of acroace is more than double that of last your , Wo have had un abundance of ruin. Wheat and oats promise a big ylold. There has teen cnouuii rain to Insure a croo of small grain. Corn Is growing fast. Sherman. Lour CITV , Neb , , Juno 15. The ncreaRO of grain sown In Sherman county this year is : Wheat 7,100 , corn 20,035 , outs 8,881. The acreaco In corn la fully 10 per cent Increase over that of last year. Up to the 1st of Juno the rainfall had been very light and wheat was looking badly , but the frequent showers this month have soaked the ground up , ox- excepting In ono or two sections of the Loup valley , whore but llttlo ruin has fallen , and It is growing rapidly , but will not recover lully and will probably bo but about a two- thirds crop. The corn crop promises to bo heavy , as rain cumo on just at the right time , und is orlnglng it forward rapidly. Some farmers are planting on ono side of the field and on the other side are plowing that llrst planted. Tbo acreage in rye IE very light , but it Is already heading out and will yield heavily. bliurlduu. nusiivii.LE , Nob. , Juno 15. A careful and congervativp estimate from reliable sourcct , indicates that there are tbU your sown to wheat fully 80,000 acres , an increase over last year of at least 100 per cent , lu coru there are 20,000 , a slight increase over lost year. In oats there nro n , q st 10,030 ncros , with nn Increase In ncrcngoof probably 69 nor cent over last year. There Is nlso a largo ncreaso In the amount of ibi\roy ( nnd other small craln. Since the county was orgnn- zed , flvo .vcnre nco , thcro as never boon o nrgo nn ncrcngo In crops , nor half so good n iro-snovt , ns at this tltudj There has boon alnfall In nbundanco mbro'than ' has been needed , though aot to the Injury of the crops ns yet and small grain will now mature well without another shower. , HAT SI-KINO ? , Nob. , Into 15. Sheridan county is ono of the best .ntrrdcuHural coun ties In the state. This season thcro are . ' 5,000acres sown to wheat , nn Incrcnso of 100 ucr cent over last season , * .29,000 ncrcs ot outs , nnd 15.003 ncrcs of corn. . About thrco- ourths of the corn Is ulnhjtcil on sod or breaking. The condition1 att present is nil that could be asked for. f Saline. Tonus. Neb. , Juno 15. The acreage of corn In tiis | vicinity Is about the sumo as last your : wheat , 25 percent moro ; oats , 10 per cent less. Crou prospects nro very good. Hnnnttcrs. IV.uioo , Nob. , Juno 15. The crops of launders county In this vicinity never looked Incr nt this season of the year. The recent icuvy rains have put the ground In line con- Htlon nnd done Inestimable benellt to the crops of nil sorts. The ncrcago of corn nnd ) uts is nbou' . the snino an last ycnr , nossl- ily 5 per cent greater , while the acreage of vhcat , rye and barley Is somewhat less. A ; oed ncrcago of potatoes has been planted md they nre prowlny llncly. Oats worn in ured slightly by the dry weather , which will iflect the length ot the straw more than the luantttyor quality of the grain. Grasses suffered moro from the drouth thnn uny other crop , nnd hay will fall far short of last ear's crop. \Vefostor. Guini : KOCK , Neb. , Juno 15. The ncrcago hU year exceeds thatof Inst yenr us follows : Corn 10 per cjnt , whn.it 15 per cent , oats 15 ) or cent. The condition of small grain , rrnss and corn wus never bettor throughout Webster county than nt present. The ground s In excellent condition. DllWCH. CHVDKOX , Neb. , Juno 15. From ns rclla- > lo sources us possible the total ncroago of , ho following cereals in Ujwca couutIs ns ollows : Wheat , 2.1,1)89 ) ncrcs ; corn , Ji9.1S2 ; > at3 , . ' 111,9-10. The increase In acreage is Hto I u corn and oats , und 5 to 1 In wheat. Crops ivo looking the best they over have before ut his season of the year , Have had plenty of alii and the warm weather how coining on a "boosting" the cor.i along lust. It is estl- nutcil that there uro 1,000 fanners in Dawcs ounty. Uock. BASSKTT , Neb. , Juno 15. The crops of Jock county mnko the best showing to date or the same time in many years. The rain- ull has been ample. The acreage of corn Islet lot PO large ns In 1SS ( > , but thcro is u gain of 0 per cent in the acreage of wiieat. These ire the chief products. Oats , rye nud barley ook well nnd promise a good crop. V orlc. GRCSIIAM , Neb. , Juno 15. The condition of reps In this locality is very encouraging , 'ho acreage of corn planted in Stewart town- hip is 7,904 , wheat 402 , oats ! 1,573 This Is n onslderublo increase over that of last year. Swift's Spccillc is not onoojthoold potash , nrsnparilhi , or mercurymixtures. . It con- uuib no potash or mercury"or utiv poisonous ubstaiicc. It relieves the system by forcing ho impurities out through the pores of the kn [ , und builds up the patient from the ilrst dose. * r MARRIAGE IN RUSSIA. V Fashionable Ccrcmonj D'-soribod Ijove Mat ones'th'e-Kill ' c. The Russians yondjollxinsirry quito yountf in the upper clussQtuuul amongst ountry nooplo oven at au < ( earlier ago ; md to the honor of this ouioty beTit aid , love matches arb'ylho rule , and imrriages for money su'O.j'pi'y rare ex- options , saj-8 a writer in Harper's Mnjj- mne , . bowry-huntfnjj and marriages of interest have not yet iai ) otheii' , ap- icaranco in Russiun-iniiriALf's. 'Girls of ligh bocial position , readily marry ounpr ollleors of the guaid ; , who furnish ho largest contingent of dancers to the > alls of St. Potci'sburtr. During the arnival fetes , the two armies , the army u petticoats , and the army that wears epaulettes , learn to Icnow each other . Friendships spring up , he young man pays court , and 0110 day , vithout having consulted anybody , the wo Hances come to ask of the parents a blessing , which is never refused. The church does not marry during lent , so .hoy . have to wait until easier week. < laai\lon \ demands for the celebration of ho ceremony , the chapel of borne pri- ate hoube. if tlio couple haven't sufll- ciont lofty relations to secure the chapel of the palaeo , A family that respects tsclf ought to llavc at its wedding as lonorary father , and honorary mother- , f not the emperor nnd empres , at cast a grand duke and a grand duchess. The honoray athor gives the holy imago , which borne little child related to the families carries in front of the fiances. They enter the church , followed by all their rieiuls in gala uniform. The ceremony logins ; it is very long , and complicated with many symbolic rites ; a small table a sort of movable altar is placed in the middle of the oratory ; the couple are separated from it by a band of rose- colored satin ; when the priest calls they nust advance , and the ono who first sots oot on the band , husband or wife , will bo the one who will impose his or her will in the household. This is an article of faith for all the matrons who watch them at that moment. On the .able is placed the liturgical formulary , , ho candles which they must hold , the cross which they will exchange , the cup of wino in which they will inoifatoti heir lips , and which is called in the Slavonic ritual "tho cup of bitterness. " Pages relieve each other to carry with outstretched arms two heavy crowns , which must be held above the heads of , ho llances while the ceremony con- , lnuos. At the decisive moment , when ho priest is pronouncing the words that jind Jlhoin together , the couple walk ihroo times around the altar , followed jy the crown bearers ; until the third turn is completed there is time to turn jack ; after that the die is cast , the couple is united for life. 'Thereupon the singers strike up in their most strident voices the joyous hj'mn. ' 'Lot Isaiah Rejoice. " The bridq "and groom then ? o and prostrate themselves before the Virgin of thu Iconosiaso , and kiss her ( lligroo robe , after wllicli,1 , they pass into the neighboring saonj | where they gaily clink glasses of champagne , while the invited guests Tocpivo boxes of sweetmeats marked with the monogram of the youngcouplo. AVants n Poor Poting Wlfo. This time it is a Philadelphia ! ! who wants a wife from Castle Garden , and ho is rnnnrontly too bashful to wrllo foronoulrootly. Superintendent Simp son pot his loiter a day or two ago , snys the Now York Sun : Dear Sir : Hnvlnpn young friend desir ous of being married , but ns none of the VCUIIK Indies of this section can (111 ( the bill , I have ndvlsod him to npply to you for one , nnd ho wished me to write to you asking It thcro nro nny poor Immigrants who would llio n peed homo nnd who would value a good , kind , Intlulc-ctit husband. Description of lady : Ao nbout sixteen , fnlr , nuburn or red hair , moderately stout ; nationality , Irish or Norwegian. Ho Is us follows : Ago twenty-eight' heights feet 7 Inches ; stout , fair ; In n very good position and fairly well off In this world's goods. I cncloso stumped and ad dressed envelope for reply , I nm for him , yours truly , J , H , Mn.rs. Send reply to mo nnd I will hand It to him. 2,027 Fourth street , Philadelphia. "I believe in protecting homo indus tries , " sold Mr. Simpson , ' 'and I havn't overheated myself in the search for n wife for him. " Sliylocks After ( hu round of Klosli. There are BOUIO pretty mean people living in this viclnltysayfl a letter from Johnstown , nnd these are bomoof them ; A teamster living directly above Frank TautHncor , on Kern 11111 , sheltered three of the homeless Monday , and was by them given a sacic of Hour in pay ment for a meal. Later in the day these people wore compelled to pay 60 cents each to this man for talcing them into town in his wagon a low blocks distant. A man from Slony Creek valley cnmo into Kornvillo last evening and offered potatoes for sale at 60 cents per bushel. Captain Aaron's force at the Kornvillo suuply station heard of it , hunted the man up nnd toolc possession of his team , which was driven to the supply station , and conflbcatod the contents of the wagon. Another man named Adam Kaoland was charged with having sold Hour nt $5 n back to sufferers. The mean est man of the lot is a fol low who vcster'lay passed along the site of the ruins carrying the portraits of a lady which ho picked up. A llttlo girl stopped him with the exclamation : "Why , mister , that is my mamma's picture ! " "Well , liltlo girl , " replied the fol low , "you run and got mo a dollar and I will give you the picture. " There are few traveling men who epresent houses in this city or make Omaha their headquarters who are not acquainted with Mr. J. W. Judkinspro prietor of the Judkins house , Fullerton , Neb. Mr. Judkins bays : "I have used Chamberlain's Colic , Cholera and Dior- rhoeaRemedy for several years in severe cabcs of dysentery and diarrhoea and always keep a bottle in the house for use of guests. It never fails to effect a prompt and certain cure. " s THE RIDE OF COLLINS GRAVES An Incident ol * the Flood In Massa chusetts , Alny ,1J , 1874. The following stirring poem , written by John Boyle O'Reilly , ib recalled by the heroic ride of Daniel Peyton , the Paul Kovcro of the Conomiiugh dis aster : No song of a soldier riding down To the raging light from Winchester Town ; No song of n liiim that bliook the earth With the Nation's ' throe u"t u Nation's birth ; I3utthe song of u bravo mun , free from fear As Sheridan's self or Paul Hevcre Who risked what they risked , free from strife And its oromiso of glorious pay his life. The peaceful valley has waked nnd stirred. And tie answering echoes of life uro heard ; The dew still clings to the trees and grass , And the early toilers smiling pass iYs they gUnco aside ut thu whltc-wallcd r homes , Or up the valley , where merrily comes , The brook that sparkles in diamond rills As the sun comes over thn Hampshire hills. What was it that passed like an ominous breath 1 Like n shiver of fear or n touch of death ! What was it ? 'Iho valley is peaceful still , And the leaves are nliro on thu ton of the hill. It was not n sound , nor a thing of sense But n pnln , like the pang bf the short sus pense That wraps the being of those who s > co iVt their feet the gulf of eternity ! The nir of the vnlloy has felt the chill ; The workers pause at thodoor , of the mill ; The housewife , keen to the shivering air , Arrests her foot on the cottage stair , Instinctively taught by the mother-love , And thinks of the sleeping ones above. Why start the listeners ? Why docs th course Of the mill stream widen ? Is it n horse , Hurl : to the sounds of his hoofs , they say , That gallops so wildly the Williamsburg way ? Godl what was that , like a human shriek From the winding valley ? Will nobody speak. Will nobody answer those women who cry As the awful warnings thunder by ) Whence come they ? Listen I And , now they hear The sound of the galloping horse-hoofs near ; They watch the trend of the vale , nnd sec , The rider , who thunders so menacingly , With waving arms and warning ecroatn , To the homo-filled banks of the valley stream , He draws no rein , but ho shnkcs the street With n shout ana the ring of the galloping feet And this the cry that ho flings to the wind : ' To the hills for your livcsl 'iho Hood is behind I" Ho cries and is gone , but they know th worst The trechcrous Williamsburg dam has burst ! The basin that nourished their happy homos Is changed to u demon. It comes 1 it comes I A monster in aspect , with shaggy front Of shattered dwellings , to tuku the brunt Of the dwellings they shatter white mimed nnd bourne , The merciless terror Jills the course' Of the unrrow valley , and rushing raves , With dentil on the Ilrst of its hissing waves , Till cottage and street and crowded mill Are crumbled nnd crushed. But onward still , In front of the ronring Hood is heard The galloping horse and the warning word Thank God that the bravo man's life is spared I From Williamsburg Town ho nobly dared To race with the Hood and to take the road In front of the terrible swuth it mowed , For miles it thundered nnd crashed behind , Hut ho looked ahead with a steadfast mind ; "Thoy must bo warned I" was all ho said , As away on his terrible ride ho sped. When heroeu nro called for , bring the crown To this Yankee rider ; wend him down On the stream of time with the Curtlus old ; Hid deed as the Roman's wus brave und bold , And the tale can as noble n thrill awnko , For Lo offered bis life for the people's sake. il PEARS'-Tlia Great Engllsft Complexion SOAP.-Sold . Evepitera. " Save Your Hair BY n timely wo of Aycr's Hnlr Vljxor. This lucimrnllon Im.i no cqunt ns n drcssliiR. It keeps the scnlp clcnn , cool , r.tul licnltliy , niul preserves the color , fullness , niul licnuty ot tlio hnlr. " I wna rnplilly bocomlng baltl nnd pray ; Imt nftcr nilnR two or tlirco bottles ol Aycr'a Ilulr Vlpor my Imir prow thick nml Rlo y niul tlio orlfjlnnl color \vni restored. " Mulvlu Alilricli , Cannon Coutro , N. II , 11 Some tlmo ngo I lost nil my Imlr In consciiiicnco of monslr.i. After tlun wnltlitR , no nou- growth nppcnrctl. I then used Aycr'a Hair Vigor and my Lair grew Thick nnd Strong. It Imi apimrcntly cotno to stay. Thrt Vlcor h ovldriitly n emit aid' to natnro. " J. H. Williams , noroivlllo , Texas. "I have used Aycr's Hair Vigor for the past four or flvo yt-ara nnd llnd It a , most satisfactory drcsshi ) ; for tlio hair. It Is all I could dcslro , liolno harmless. causing the hair to rctnln Its natural color , and ivqnlrlnn but u small qimntlty to render thu hnlr cnsy lo ntiaiiRO. " Mrs. M. A. llalloy , 0 Charles atrcct , Iluvoihlll , Mass. " I have boon nsliiR Aycr's Hair Vlpor for several ycais , nnd bullovo that It ha1 * caused my hnlr to intaln Its natural color.lr.s. : \ . H. J. KliiR , Dealer In Dry Goods , &c. , Blshopvllle , Md. Ayer's Hair Vigor , UT Or. J. O , Ayer & Co. , Lowell , Mass. Gold by Druggists and Perfumers. SHROEDER & DEAN , GRAIN , f revisions i Stocks Basement First National Bank , 5O5 houlliltttli Street , - Omulin ( -ISSUED DV STATES , J COUNTIES , CITIES , 1 SCHOOL DISTRICTS. ETC. , BOUGHT AND SOLO. VTo deal In I.iind Wiu-i-nxl * niul Scrip , Applicable to ( .lovernment Lnml. nml Transact a Hciri'tiir llunkliiu lliulncs * . Correspondence Solicited. S. A. KEAK SCO. , BANKERS. 100 WASHINGTON STREET , CHICAGO , lit , 1H QROACWAY , NEW VORH. WANTED J-ssticil by CHic1 ! , Counties School DKtric.RVnlcr Com panies , c. We nrc In the market for the purtltasc of round amounts of Mich bonds. Correspondence solicited. N , W. HARRIS & COMPANY , Bankers , 115-117 MonroeGtroot , CHICAGO. SG DovotiQhlrnStrant. . BOSTON. NATIONAL BANK U. S. DEPOSITORY , 01IAHA , USB. Capital S-IOO.OOJ Surplus Jnn. 1st , 1889 52,000 OFFICr.HS AND DlltEOl'OltS : ' IIEN'UY W. YATIW , President. LUWIS S. Ituni ) , Vluo I'reildaut , A 13 " * ' * * T ' A I1 T W. V. MOltSK JOHN S. COU.INS U. C.CUS111NO J.N.H. 1'ATHICK. W. H. S. IIcJUIinR , Cashlnr THE IRON BANK , Corner l-ti ! and Kirn im Sts. A General UnnUinc UiiblueisTrausacto 1. Boots nnd Shoos. KIRKiSffDALL , JONE'sA CO. , Successors to lleo.t , Jonc ? & Co. Wholesale Maiiiifactsrers of BuoisS Slices Agent * for IK ) ton Hubber blto'e Co , III1101 und 11W llnrhujr btreut , Ouialtn , Browora. STOHZ A ILER , Lager Beer Brewers , North KlBlitcenlli > tfcat. Omaha , Vn. Gornlco. EAOLE CORNICE WORKS , Mann'actnrersofGalYa'iizcu Iron Cornice Wlndon-cjps nnd metallc fKyl ehti. John Upenctcr , proprietor. 108 and llUhontu 101 li street. Office Hxturpo. ' WMMONBS' A NUFAcfURlNO CO. Manufacturers of IM , Office and Saloon rixinrei Unntlei , Sl'lnbnnrdii. nnoit CRTS , Dnir. Kixturea , Wall CUHOK , Partitions , Hnllliu'.O Mliitcin. Itci'rund U In * Cboli > ri > , Mirrors , ICls- Put lory nnd olllcu , 173UimdlW3 bouth I.tli St. . Unn.hu. 1'clephone 1124. Paper Eoxeo. JOUN L. WILKIE , Proprietor Omaha Faner Box Factory , Nos. 1117 atid 1313 Douglas street , Omghu , Neb , , Uoora , Etc. M. A. DISUnOW A CO. , manufacturer * of Basil , Doors , Blinds and Moulding * Branch ' /nee. 12ttj and liar.l Mreut Oimilia. Neb. HO UN MANUFACTURING CO. , MauoLcturors of Sash , Door ? , Blinds , tlouldlncs , plnlr-wori nml Interior hard wood flnlsu. NU. corner tilli und hpnrcnturtbsirtuts , Omulia , Nob. Pumps , Etc. _ Tit A NO joi , AliKfy FA JlT 7. JL Tlfid CO Pnnips , Pipes and Engines , Btoam , writer , r.illwnv nn'l ' mining supplier , eta , 020 , VK and Vil hnrmtra * trtet , Omabu. U. S. WIND ENGINE A PUMP CO. , Steam and fate : Snplles , wind mill * . MS i.tid ! JJ Junes bt , Omaha. _ U. V. lossactlnifnunucer. ( . TIRO WNVLL AUO , Engines , Boilers and General Mecliincry , BbcoUrou work , stcnm intnipg , saw inllli. 1313-1211 l.oavtmwortu street , Omshn. Iron Works. Mil AM 110ILKR WORKS , Carter t , bon , I'rnu' * . Miiuufitctururnof ull khr.li Sleain Boiler * , Tanks an ! Slieet Iron Wort _ \Vorks foath 'JJtujmd U. X M. rro < ilnrf.'iVI. _ IIH " PAX'fON A VIERLINO IRON WORKs" Wrougnt and Cast Iran Bui dins fork , Boglnes , bms work , ifancml fonnilrjr , matblno and blacksmith work , onico und worti , U. 1 * . llf , and IHh ttrtet , Umtlm. OMAIIA WIRn A TJlON WORKS , Manufacturers of Wire and Iro.i Railings le ) k rails , vrlndov cuarrts. nonet stand * , wlro sixes. etc , UlNunulUlislriPi.Ouiatia. IRON WORM , Manf'rs ' of Fire and Burglar Proof Safes , Vaults , Jnll work , Iron shutters and nre escapes , ( J , Andrucn , prop'r. Cor. lull aud Jackton an. SOUTH OMAHA. UNION STOCK YARDS CO. , Of Omaha , Limitel Joliu P. UojfdBJpurlntc4J.nt. ARrlculturnl Implomonta. CHURCHILL PARKER , Dealerin Agricultural Implements , Wagons Osrrtagti and bniflev Jonr slrreU batween ( th anil luilj , Umnlta. Nebraska. _ L I NINO ER A METCALlf CO. , Agricnlt' ' Implements. Wagons Carriages lUUlUUlui "I , nucules , do. Wholprnli"I Ncbtftils. PARLIN , ORENDOIW A MARTIN CO. Wholesale Pcnlors la Agrlcultnral Implements , WagonsS Buggies Rl.ftnt01anilW7Joncs ) street , Ornnhn. MOLINE , MILIIURNA tjivbDA ItD CO uanntacturors nml Jobbers In Wagons , Buggies , Ra'es ( , Plows Etc. Cor. nh anil I'/ulHo strcokt , Omaha. Artists' Mntorlala. A. UOSPE , Jr. , Artists' ' Materials , Pianos and Organs , 1113 DouRlna drool Omnha , ebroiko. Boots and Shoos. W. V. MOItSU A CO. , Jolte of Boots and Siioes , 1101,1103,11U& Douiibs Mroct. OmahA , Manufactory , Summer moil , lliHton. Oonly Coke and Llmo. OMAHA COAL , COKE A LIME CO. , Jobte or Hard and Soil Coal , SOP bouth 131h ilrcct. Oinali.x Nebraska , ' KEH1IASKA FUEL CO. , Sliipce s of Coal a d Coke , 211 South Uth St..Oinnhti , Neb. JOHN A. _ Co m i rnkj8j n n n d Stgrggp. RIDDEL L A ItWDKLL , Storage and Commission Merchants , oclnl"cVTAH 0nracboTl \ > 0.n. . ; ' ! ! .rT- " " Goods and Notions. M. E. SM111I A CO. , Dry Goods , Fiinnsning Goofo and Kotions IIOJ and 1104 Douglni , cor. lltlntrott.Omnlin , Neb. KlLPA'l'll ICK-KOCH DnY GOODS CO. , Importers and Jolliers in Dry GoodsNotions , nontV furnishing gnodi. Comer lllb and Ilarner ilrcala , Omitlm , Nctirasko. & CO. , Importers nnd jobber ! of f oolens and Tailors' ' Trimmings , SIT South 1Mb street Furnlturo. DEWEY A STOKE , Wholesale Dealers in Furniture Knrnnra Mrcot , Omalm , Nebratka. C11A11LES S Fnniitnre , Cmaba Nobruika. Crocorlos. , OALLAfJlWn A CO. Wholesale Groceries and Provisions , 70i,7U7 , 7l nncl711Foilth lOtli 8U. OmatiA , Nob. ) , URADY A CO. , Wholesale Grocers' 13th nna ticnvcnworth streets , Omahn , Nebraska. Hardware W. J. UnOA'lCIT. Heavy Hardware , Iron anf Steel , Springs , wnuon flock , bnrdwnro , lumber , cte. 1201 _ mid 1811 llurpoy etruol.Omnha. LEE , CLARKE , ANJUIEESEN HARD' WA11E COMPANY. Wholesale Hardware , Cutlery , Tin Plate , . ulicot . . lot Hewn . HoUls. Iron. etc. Arcnt" scales. Miami poir.lcr am ! I.ymon barbed IT I re , H1MEIIAUOU A TAYLOR. Build rs' ' Hardware and Scale Repair Shop , Mechanics' toola nnd HnlMlo scales. UM Uouglal ulruul. Oiuunn. Neb. Wholesale Lumber Etc , Imported nml American I ortl.mil cento it. Stal nfcnt for .Mllwnulit'o liilriinllc content nnd _ Omnrv whim limp. CBAS n. LEE , Dealer in Hardwood Lniter , Wood carpcti and parquet ( loorlne. Utlt and DouglM troot , Oruivba , Nab. OMAISA L UMlTER CO. , AHKinds of Building Material at Wholesale , IStb Street nnd Unluu t'acHlcTrack.OmaUB , LOO IS DIIADFORD , Dealer in Lumber , Lath , Lime , Sasfl , Doors. 15 to , TardsCornci 7th nod Douglas , Corner WtU and FRED IK. OIIA Y. Lumber , Linit Cement , Etc , , Etc , Corner Uu and flouKias Bts. , Omalin. C. M DWTZ. Dealer in All Kinds of Lumber , 13th and California Streets. Omaha , Nebrnska. Ml I Up o ryj > _ nd _ Notions. ' / . dut'jiVEMl'c'R & CO. , Importers & Jobbers in Millinery & Notions 15W. 210 end mpotttli 111U strait. Notlona. f. T. JIOUIKSON NOTION CO. , Wholesale Notions and Furnishing Goote , Coinur'Mi \ aim Howard streotu , Omuhu. Joltcri ) of Toys , Dolls , Altos , FaneGooJs / , HOUWJ ItiralifhliiL' couJx , ihiKtivu'H curflug aim 1'iiinii'i stiTiit , omniiH. Oils. CONSOLIDATED TANK LINE CO. , Wholesale Refined and Lubricating Dili , Ailecrcsie. etc. , Qiuaun. A. It. lllshop. Manager. * Papor. CARPENTER PAPER CO. , Wholesale Paper Dealers , Crrranlco stock of printing , wrapping and wrUlaf paptr. Hpoolal attention clvm to car load ordan. PRINCIPAL POINTS EAST , WEST , NORTH and SOUTH 13O2 FARNAM STREET. DIVOItCHB-A. OOOnitlOll , ATTOII KEV-AT LAW , U' < Dam-born Ht. , flilciit'o : utlvlcu fieoi 1 ream' cxiiorlunco ; buulauss quietly tiuU le gally trauuactcd.