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0 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE/MONDAY , NOVEMBER 24 , 1890 ,
DEAR DEUCIIIS OF DRESS ,
Eoso Terry Cooke Tolls What Her Bex
Should bo Thankful For ,
AS THE CROW IS TO THE SWAN ,
So Is the Man In Clothes to Woman tn
AU Her Glory-Tlic Tower of
llcanly "Woman nnd
"Women ought to bo thankful that they
nro women. Hut , ns a general thing ,
they nro not. How often wo hear women
euy , "If 1 only were a mnnl" And when
ono lias lived along life nnd undergone
the distinctive troubles , losses , illnesses ,
disabilities of a woman , it requires
boincthing beyond the limit of moro
human patience and resignation to bo
really , heartily thankful for woman
Womanhood , hns some material ad
vantages. A woman is generally endowed
dewed with morodelicate perception ,
keener appreciation , and moro inmate
rolinomcnt than a man. She has a thou-
Band trivial but pleasant sources of enjoyment -
joymont not allowed to the other BOX ;
nnd she IIIIH tlio keen joy of feelng ! in
her heart , and sometimes speaking it in
words , that she is really superior to tlio
"stronger sex" in nil tlio gracious nmon-
itics and spiritual exaltations of this
life. How sweet it is to know that , for
all the bciihted strength of man , ho can
bo turned around and guided whither ho
would or not by n woman's small white
linger , if Hlio Is woman enough to know
Then a woman should bo thankful for
the dear delights ol dress ; she can clothe
herself In exquisite fabrics and tints of
beauty , while men are forced by custom
to wear uncouth garments of dull and
Bombro colors. "What help Is there for
a man who lias to use all his lifetime the
graceless trousers of the period ; the
ghabtly , glittering , comfortless shirtfront -
front ; the feeble and deprecatory vest ;
the awkward coat , bo it Kith an abbrevi
ated all-round or cutaway skirt , or the
meek ludlcrousnoss of swallow-tnlls , in
which ho cannot bo distinguished from
hotel waiters or private butlers ?
Placed beside ono of these absurd fig
ures , this biped hnplumis , the bright
shape of a woman arrayed in rich folds
ot deep-colored velvet lit up with the
flark sparkle of jot or the white fire of
diamonds , Heated about with films of
costly lace ; or in a ball dross of misty
giiu/.e , with palo roses half hidden in its
trailing clouds , and the white shoulders
springing , from garlands or wreathed
with tinted gems ; what a comparison Is
lieroj A crow beside a stately swan or a
Kvou If the woman in a fit of caprice
Imitate * the mini for the short space of a
fashion , and appears in tailor-mado gar
ments of severe cloth , with tiny plaits ot
linen in front and u compromised jacket ,
yet what grace do her graceful round
ed outlines impart oven to then mannish
Enrmcnls ; fho ia "lovely woman" still ,
oven in undrapd tweed and ever but
toned broadcloth ; only ono masculine bit
of wear subdues and crushes her tlio
chimney-pot hat ; a thing so utterly out
of the palo of cither use or beauty that it
would frighten the loveliness of the Mo-
dlccnn Venus back to the sea where
Auhrodlto was born.
If tlio days of my great-grandftilhor
ever should return , gay days of purple
and scarlet and dove blue coats of Lyons
velvet , great broad tailed coats with re
splendent buttons nnd goodly breeches
to match , buckled with brilliant buckles
nt the knee , vast expanses of white satin
waistcoats nil broldored with gold nnd
silver nntl bespangled llko a glittering
galaxy , throats softly swathed In the
finest linen cambric ruflled with exquis
ite lace , lace that fell from those deep
-velvet ctifTs ever the strong white hands
nnd lent thorn a feminine charm were
these fashions to return , women might
lese their prettiest prerogative ; but so
long ns "a now French b6nnot gives
ono moro moral support than the
consolations of religion , ' ' just BO long
women will bo thankful thnt they do not
liavo to bo men.
It is true that the case of motion , the
convenience , the warmth with compara
tive lightness , the physical freedom that
masculine uttiro gives , its usefulness In
dally llfo nil plead in its favor ; but why
must ono always bo useful and free ?
"Why not bo gay ami dainty , and sweetly.
Insoinnllngly helpless ? Lot us enjoy
Again , a woman should bo thankful
that she is beautiful. I say , advisedly , a
woman , for it is only n small average
that can lay claim to real beauty ; but
where do you ever bee n beautiful man ?
"Wore Antinous or A'pollo to return from
the ancient days they would bo relegated
ut once to the rank of dandles or
"dudes , " ofilciont , manful men no long
er , but the by-word of their brethren ,
drowned in the laughter of girls. For
beauty is not a man's ' trait ; vigor , ex
pression , tlio ohm of a noble soul from
clear eyes , the seal ol a strong and true
nature on lira lips and implacable brows
these belong to men ; beauty is for
women. And what a gift it isl What a
A girl with cheeks of milk and roses ,
scarlet , curving lljis , sparkling or pen-
elvo oyos.halr shining In coiled masse * or
.catching the sunlight on mutinous waves
nnd ringlets , oven if she bo a fool or a
vixen , before .her men bow down and
fall nt her foot they fall ; they lese their
reason and their might , they worship ,
they follow to the death. Do not I ro-
inombor Adolia , the fairest bloiulo , with
long tresses of braided gold and llox-
llowor oycs , a skin llko tlio blushing
heart of a whlto rose , and lips of living
scarlet , with slender shnpo of girlish
grace. Adolia was a fool , a girl who had
ficnreo wit enough to put on properly the
delightful garments provided for her ;
but lot her walk down the street with nn
innocent simper on her faultless ( ace and
every man she met stared at her as if
eho were n vision. I never could abide
Atlolia , she tired mo to the verge of do-
Bpnir ; yet oven I , a plain , dark-faced
plrl , was rapt into some artistic heaven
in gazing ut hoi- beauteous countenance ,
though she never turned my head , for I
wns n woman.
Yes , had 1 been blessed or t'other
( hinged with seventeen daughters. I
Bhould earnestly have prayed that they
might every ono be beautiful nnd silly ,
so they should have made early mid
happy marriages , been sure always of
"Her sweet atxfo corner by the household
Ei lire , "
nnd been handed down to posterity in
legend and picture , u forever delightful
So , my beautiful sister , give thanks
for your beauty , and throw a glance of
pity nt the anxious nnd aimless million
of your BOX who are not only plain , but
lament the fuel in daily bitterness ol
Another thing thnt women have to bo
thankful for that they always have the
cnro nntl onrllor education of children.
What would become of tlioso blosfcd
juda if they wore given over to the
inmllingof monl Think of thorough
vords , the impatience , the hatred of do-
nil that their smnll sorrows and dnlly
needs would call out from the paternal
funrdlan ; think also of the dlvlna pa-
.icnco , the perpetual llttlo cnros , the
gentle caresses , that feed thcso stnn.ll
itrnngcrs in a world of woo fallen into
, ho hands of women. Who docs not feel
.n her very heart of hearts thnt a
mother" to the ono sacrcil and faithful
rlcnd llfo has to offer , the only ono
vlio forgives and endures and loves
.hrough . wunt nntl sin and shame down
o the dark waters of ( loath ; surely bo-
vend even Unit Hllontand forpotftil river.
3n thankful , then , foe motherhood.
Women have- grant reason to bo
.liankful for their gonorul ignorance ;
, ho loss a woman knows the hanplor she
B. Our heads nro not confuseu nnd dls-
, rcssed with the mists nnd mazes of jiot-
tlc'a ; wo , with a few painful exceptions ,
ire blessedly unaware that the country
will bofhiinvreeked nnd the world ovcr-
, umed If u is elected or C is not ; wo do
not have to contend in caucuses or rant
, n conventions ; wo know that the coun
try lias pouo on and the Rovcrnmont
endured though B was made its chief
ruler nnd 0 disappointed ; the world
wags in splto of tnrll ) ' or frco trade , and
\vo do not mcddlo with its revolutions
jccauso wo do not know how or why.
Men have all the chicanery , the wire
pulling , the bribery nnd corruption of
Lho tnuchino in their linnds , and very
dirty work It is. They toll nnd fret ,
wear themselves out , and disquiet them
selves In vain , while wo , happy idiots ,
make thorn comfortable at home , mend
their clothes , and feed them with , savory
meat , whether they belong to the repub
lican , the democratic , or the mugwump
4lTo each their sufferings , all nro men I"
But to take the matter au grand
serious , women should bo thankful
that they nro the merciful and gentle
part ol humanity ; that they nro the
nurses of the sick ; with toft and fra
grant hands they soothe the aching
head and quiet the burning pains of ill
ness ; they bring cool water to the fev
ered lip * , nnd shod with sllonco make
their presence felt llko a , shadow that
dims the glare of day to wearied eyes.
They know how to console ; they arc
man's appointed comforter ; they fctay
undaunted at the bed of the dying1 , and
breathe for thorn the last fervent prayer
of unshaken faith.
There were heroes in our drondful
war , heroes unnumbered ; men who
caino buck maimed and exhausted and
llfo-weary , men who never caino
back ; but there wore heroines
also who in hospital wards , on
the battlo-flold , on crowded transports ,
with no exultation of conillut , no intoxi
cation of victory set their hands and
their souls to works of mercy , dauntless
and calm before wounds , fever , groans ,
onizliiR terrors , and abounding death.
They had the "pang without the palm , "
and ' 'endured us seeing Him who is in
visible , " for women are the religious
sex ; with them the spiritual predomi
nates , they are faithful to God as well as
toman , ,
Lotus thank Him with humble adora
tion that wo are , as over were ,
"Last at tlio cross and earliest at the grave. ' '
ROSK TKKRY doom : .
For Colds , Croup , Asthma. Bronchitis and
Sere Throat use Dr. Thomas' Eclcctrio Oil ,
and get the genuine.
Hand-painted dress shirts are the lat
est novelty devised b'v Paris for the Now
York young man. The design is to bo
In Rpnborunco with the wearer's predi
lections. A miniature regatta In water
colors will adorn the manly front of the
yachtsman. Dogs and horses will dot
themselves over the shirt front of the
sportsman. Bicycles of Liliputian
dimensions will appear on the bosoms of
those who bestride the real article.
Albright's Choice , best trackage.
A paper read at the recent mooting of
the British association described graph
ically the paunor population of England
as being sulllciont to form a procession
of four persons abreast upwards of ono
hundred miles long. Arranged in single
fllo the paupers of England would , ac
cording to these figures , forma lineup-
ward of four hundred miles long.
Dr. Birnoy cures catarrh , Bee bldg.
YnnilnllBiu in Kgypt.
An astounding uieeo of vandalism is
reported to bo in progress in Egypt'
with the connivance of the native
olllclals. Three- pangs of workmen.
under two local sheiks , are dally ex
tracting blocks from the lower course
of the two largest pyramids of GIzoh
These are broken on the spot and carrie
away on camel back for building pur.
poses. _ _
Dr. Birnoy euros catarrh , Bee bldg.
Juvenile Vici ) In Now York.
Thcro Is a great wave of juvenile
crime in Now York city just now. JSomo
philosophers attribute it to the fact that
so many children are out of school.
Albright's Choice , prices reasonable.
Glue from whale refuse It a now article of
commerce In Ku&la.
The United States , with only one-twentieth
of the earth's Inhabitants , consumes from a
quarter to a half of the earth's great staple's.
The production of pig-Iron In the world
Is estimated at M.OOO.OOO tons , of which the
United States wlllproiluco this year 10,000,000
John TMnlayson , a prominent wine man ol
Hoaldsunrtf , estimates thnt between 1S.OOO-
000 and 20IWO,000 pillions of wluo will bo pro
duced In Culltomla this year.
Philadelphia produces moro carpets than
all EnRland does , and now has in operation
150 mills , operated hy 17,000 persons , pro
ducing 40,000,000 , worth 01 cnrpots annually.
Thq San Jose fruit packing company
shipped on September KJ7,0XI ( cascsof canncc
poaches direct to London. It took a train ol
twenty pars to convoy the shipment across
It li asserted hy French vintagers that the
prnpcs gathered at sunrlso always produce
the lightest ami most limpid wine. Moreover ,
by plucking the crapes when the early morn-
lap sun Is upon them they are believed to
yield a fourth moro julco.
The last ten catlonda of dried prunes from
the Pomona valley. In California , are on
their way to New York. The season has
boon the most prosperous ever known there ,
and most of the farm mortgages huvo boot :
lifted by the proceeds of the crop.
Severn ! attempts have been tmilo to estab
lish the tack Industry In the south , hut they
have failed from difficulties In handling the
material. This branch of the Iron trade Is In
the hands of New Knglaml manufacturers
and Is particularly contincd to Massachusetts
In the United Kingdom 20,000,000 hens lay
ou the average ninety osBsench per annum
of wlileh ten nro reserved for hatching. I
follows that the homo product Is 1 , (500,000. ( 000
which , added to the number imported , plvoi
L'.TO OOO.OOO , or Boventy-threo per Inhabitant
The Michigan state department reports
thnt the urea seeded to wheat this autumn la
that state amounts to 1,500,000 acres , an In
crcnso of (14.000 ( acres ever last year. The
average condition is much bettor ihim at the
correspondlnB date for a number of years. 1
Is 100 In the southern , 100 In the central. 103
iu the northern , and averages 105 In the state
Dr. Dirnoy euros catarrh. Hoe bld.g
1002. Sixteenth nnd Farnnm streets U
the now Rock Island ticket olllco. Tick-
eta to all points east at lowest rates ,
Mats to bs considered in Regard to the
Wintering of Oattlo.
THE FEEDING OF HOGS FOR MARKET.
Too M'tlo hcnn Moat nnd Too
Fnt Is the Poultry
Profitable Dlwcases of
In wintering cattle three objects should
Ijo secured ; they are , profit to the farm
er , health and growth in the animals ,
and economical feeding. Properly man
aged the last two will give the first. Tlio.
liealth and thrift dopands upon the food
and the mnnnorof supplying nnd thocaro
given , writes N , J. Shepherd to the Ne
braska Farmer. At the start in winterIng -
Ing cattle economically it will bo quite an
[ torn to have them in a good thrifty con
dition before cold weather sots In. They
will make a much hotter growth on less
feed if they are kept thrifty than if they
are allowed to run down late in the fall
or early winter. Before cold weather
sots in a comfortable shelter should be
provided where they can bo Icopt nt
night and on cold or stormy days. Those
are essential in order to economize food
and nt the snino time maintain good
liealth. Good feud and comfortable shel
ter will not only aid materially to main
tain health but also lesson the cost of
wintering. The less feed required to
keep cattle thrifty and the loss tlio cost
nnd the hotter the profit , and nt the start
it will pny to make arrangements ahead
so that the eattlo can bo made as coin-
fortnblo as possible.
Grain feeding is always moro expen
sive than roughness or 'forage and ono
item in feeding grain during the winter
Is to maintain animal heat. If tlio cat
tle nro unprotected moro grain , espec
ially corn , will bo needed to keep warm
and this is adding tothooxponso without
anything to put on the credit side.
Cattle can bo wintered and kept grow
ing on hay , corn fodder nnd straw , with
bran and a very small quantity of corn ,
if they nro in n comfortable shelter.
Corn is ono of the best foods that can
bo supplied to stock of any kind to main
tain animal heat. It is also ono of the
best foods that can bo supplied to
fatten. But it is not always the cheapest
food that can bo supplied for growth
and generally the .bettor plan when feed
ing for growth is to use a eombination'of
materials in order to lessen the cost.
With low prices oyery effort must bo
made to lesson the cost.
. "With cattle , ns well as other stock , the
principal item in keeping- them Is for
profit ; to convert the grain nnd forage
crops into a valuable product , securing
better prices for them than to sell in the
In many localities straw and corn fodder
der can hardly bo marketed at any price.
Hay can generally bo sold , hut if away
from market the price must necessarily
bo low , and with these especially
bottcr prices can bo realized by feeding
out to stock than to sell , but souic grain
must bo added , nnd oven with grain if
care is taken to feed to good stock and
under proper conditions it will bo moro
profitable to feed out than to Boll. But
every advantage must bo taken to lower
the cost , and it is during the winter that
the most care is necessary in order to
Issseu the cost. But lessoning the cost
must not bo done at the expense of
growth. A steady gain should bo secured -
cured as well during winter as in the
summer , securing it , however , at as low
a cost as possible.
HORB for market.
Although every rann that feeds hogs
for the market has his own idea and
plan , there is no doubt but that , in a ma
jority of cases , the hogs that are now
being sent to market have a preponder
ance of fat over lean moat , writes W. 13.
McCoy to the Kansas Farmer. There
fore the system generally adopted by the
feeder has transformed the hog into an
invariable lard keg. It is true that a
hog should bo well fattened before taken
to market , but there is n vast difference
between a fattened hog and a well fed
hog. "When a farmer is feeding for his
own use ho has only himself and family
to pleasb in taste ; but when feed
ing for market , it will pay him to
supply that which the market demands.
The Intelligent feeder will have noticed
that there is a growing demand for a
bettor class of pork. Bacon , hams and
shoulders that have the most lean in
proportion to tlio weight are what are
needed , nnd good sized young hogs that
can supply this want will invariably
bring the best prices. The excess of
fat of which wo spcalc is duo in a very
great measure to the continual feeding
of corn.Vo do not overlook the fact
that , in some instances , it may bo
attributed to the method generally
practiced in breeding by the average
farmer , and the kind and quality of feed
is answerable for a great deal. " During
the growing period , at least , oats , clo
ver , milk , rye and a llttlo corn , or a
combination of any of them , should bo
used to create a tendency toward the
production of loan meat. While constant
feeding of corn on the other hand , is
certain to produce an adipose condition.
Tlio wisdom of discreet feeding will bo
apparent from this , and the aim should
bo with every feeder whoso doslro it Is
to make the most out of his hogs , is to
.start in , first , with loan-producing food ,
and leave corn to finish ofT on. Another
important thing to bo considered , in
connection with this excess of fat , is the
liability of hogs to disease when in such
It is a known fact thnt any of the im
proved breeds will lay on fat moro read
ily than common scrubs. Therefore the
policy of feeding muscle and lean- pro
ducing food at the start will bo readily
seen. And n healthier condition will bo ,
promoted , a liner quality of meat pro
duced , better prices ohtalncd and in the
long run a larger profit will bo made all
the way 1 hrough.
IB I'oullry Profitable ?
Any person who takes up poultry-
keeping should have some end in view ;
should either keep fowls for showing
and prize taking or what money can bo
mndo out of thorn , writes John 13. Goll
in the Practical Farmer. It is not es
sential that ono should start in with any
largo number , ns persons nro supposed
to creep before they walk. The number
of hens I would allow to each cock is as
follows : Leghorns , twelve ; Brnhmas ,
eight , Plymouth Rocks , Langshans , BX. !
I give only the above breeds as they
cover the ground pretty well. The
readers of this paper in n recent iesuo
had n a cut ehowingancxcellentmnkoup
for a hen house , and I propose to lot
well .enough alone in that respect.
A person with any dcgreo of ingenuity
can , with a llttlo study nnd persever
ance , put up a tommtablo plucoasa tem
porary quarters , until ho notices where
an impiovomont can bo made hero and
thoro. It is a mistake to cramp fowls.
13ottor by far to have a small , healthy
amlly of pultry than a largo , sickly ono.
from want of space or want of money t
hou can only keep a few fowls , do no ,
yo diacouragod , as n cock and three
our or six will not cat much , but on the
irlnciplo of "every llltlo help ? , " tlio
eggs and twoorthreo broods of chick
ens from them ftj'lho year will bo Botno-
hlng ; if youdd nolBoll , hut merely cat
ho eggs and chickens , they will help
out the houiqhrtVl hills nnd pny for
ho extra food you will require. With
above number , Ijousobold scraps. If care
fully economized , and a llttlo grain
Inily.il \ bo quite enough to hoop them
lioallhy. I do uot advocate poultry-
' an o.xlenslvo plan , but gen-
srnl fowl-keeping. A good house for a
loglnnor should uo about eight of iilno
'cot ' square ; the roof should slope from
ibout suvon to ilVo feet ; the house can
jo constructed ; f-oni rough boards ; the
leer must need bo dry ; tlio lioloj for
ventilation wanttobo so placed that the
jirds can feel no coin nlr on them whllo
roosting , Porches should bo round
Doles not moro than two or three inches
.11 diameter , and should not bo sot too
high up ; three feet from the floor or
ground is quite high enough for the up
permost porch , and there should bo
jthers lower two and a half and two
Foot from the ground. In my next article
C will mention the brood preferred by
me , giving my reasons therefor ; also
concerning the food and care of fowls.
Diseases or the IIornc.
The department of agriculture haq
now in press a bulletin prepared under
the direction of Dr. Salmon , chief of the
bureau of animal industry , on "Diseases
of the Horse. " Ills stated in the letter
of trnnsmittal thnt "tho need of a work
on the diseases of the horse which could
bo distributed to farmers as a eafo nnd
scientific guldo in the treatment of this
species of our domestic animals , cither
when affected with slight disorders or
serious Illness , has long boon folt. This
obvious want has led to tlio preparation
of the present volume , which is designed
as the first of a series to cover the dis
eases of all varieties of farm animals. "
The authors ot the various articles
were duly advised of the popular character -
actor it was designed to impart to the
work , nnd an ollort was accordingly
made by them to present the matter
treated of inns simple language ns pos
sible , Dr. Charles D. Michonor con
tributes three articles on "Methods of
Administering Icdicines , " "Diseases of
the Digestive Organs" and "Wounds
and their Treatment.1 Dr. James Law
writes on "Diseases/ ) ? the Urinary Or
gans , " "Dihcasos of the "Generative Or
gans , " "Diseases of tlio Eye" nnd "Dlsr
oases of the Skin. " Dr. W. H. Har-
baugh contributes an article on "Dis
eases of the "Respiratory Organs , " and
Dr. M. R. Trumbowor writes on "Dis
eases of the "NervouH System" and "Dis
eases of the Heart and Blood Vessels. "
"Lameness" is treated of by Prof. A.
Liautard. The other articles are "Dis
eases of the Fetlock , Ankle and Foot"
by Dr. Ilolcombo ; "Contagious Dls-
ca es" bv Dr. H. S. Huidokopor , and
"Shooing" by Dr. William Dickbon.
The work will , bo illustrated with
forty-four carefully prepared plates. An
extra largo edition will be issued of this
bulletin in anticipation of n very largo
call for the work. " ' At the same tltno ex
perience in reference to the bullntin on
Parasites of Shebp. of which a second
edition has already been called for , in
dicates thatthoso who are anxious to
obtain a cow of "Diseases of the Ilorbo"
at an early date , should apply for it at
bnco , addressing' either the secretary of
agriculture , or Dr. D. E. Salmon , chief
of the bureau of animal industry , Wash
ington , D. C.
The Quality of "Wheat.
An excellent suggestion is contained
in the following Item found among some
clippings : . ,
"For a numborof years it has lohoovcd
farmers who grew wheat to consult lead
ing millers frequently as to the kind of
berry preferred. To a superficial ob
server It might seem that wheat good atone
ono time would bo equally in demand at
any other. This , however , is not the
fnat. Fashions change in Hour , not
quite so often as they do in apparel , but
with equally momentous results. Twen
ty-five years ago whlto wheat us full
of starch as the kernel could hold
commanded 10 to 20 cents a bushel
more than any other. The demand then
was for a nearly pure starch Hour , nnd
others materials were run through ns
waste products for hog and cattle feed.
After a while the fashion changed. Now
processes were devised for making flour
with a larger proportion of gluten ,
which is the most nourishing and
strength piving part of the grain. Then
jor a time rod wheats commanded as
much premium ns white wheat formerly
did. At present the best flour
requires a mixture of red and white
wheats. The more htnrch the bottcr for
plo and pastry. The moro gluten the
bettor the flour is for bread. Many first-
class modern mills use both the old buhr
stones for grinding , nnd the now iron
rollers for making the roller process
flour. The latter will always bo best for
breadmaking , and is always dearest ,
while the cheaper whito-whoat flour ,
mainly starch , is not only as good but
much bettor for other purposes. "
the Quantity of Food.
A hen is said to consume five pecks
of grain food in ono year , or 40
quarts. Hence , if ono hon oats 40
quarts of food in 305 days , then 805 hens
should oat 40 quarts in ono day , or abou f ,
ono quart a day to nlno hone. Bays the
Farm nnd Flrosldo. It has nhvnyn boon
the rule that ono quart of corn is itho
proper allowonco for ton hens Is ono day ,
giving a pint ih the morning nnd n pint
at night. Tli IB , however , is the esti
mate of total quantity of food re
quired. If green food or meat is
clven , the amount , of corn must
l reduced proportionately. How can
this bo done , as It requires very nice cal
culation to equalize the difference bo-
twcon a pint of corn and a head o ( cab
bage , there being no standard by which
the two foods can bo compared , to Bay
nothing of the fact that in BOUIO flocks
ono hoii will cat moro than another , nnd
ono will oat largely of ono kind of food
whllo another hou will prefer some other
kind. It is a wlso poultrymnn wlio can
estimate in advance the exact quantity
to glvo , as the lions may cat moro today
nnd less tomorrow.
A urlcultitrnl Hint IVom OlndHtonc.
A few years ngo ! Mr. Gladstone , speak
ing to the formers In a Scotch district
whorongriculturo was greatly depressed ,
asked them why they did not try the
production of jam for the city markets.
Ho pointed out that the small fruits
from which this luxury could bo com
pounded would grow well in their soil ,
and that for such goods there was al
ways a good market , writes Washing
ton Gladden in the Forum. Tlio
tory editors laughed at Mr. Gladstone's
kltchon economy , but the Scotch larmors
took the matter seriously and have found
their profit in It. A largo and product
ive industry has sprung from the old
statesman's ' suggestion. It is along some
such lines as these that the farmers will
most surely draw to themselves a larger
share of the surplus wealth of the coun
try. That surplus is abundant , but all
sorts of people with keen wits and strenu
ous energies are competing for it. Those
who have it are ready to ox change it for
gratifications of various sorts. The prob
lem is to please them. AVlthln the
bounds of Innocent hnd wholesome delec
tation tlioro Ian wide rnngo for the exercise -
orciso of invention by the food producers
of 3hQ nation. If they conllno thorn-
solves to the business of raising corn and
wheat , and pork and beef , their market
will bo narrow ; they can widen it , almost
indefinitely , if they will devote to their
business the same kind ol ingenuity that
manufacturers of all classes are con
stantly oxercihlng in their efforts to at
tract to their coffers the ahandanco of
IS lit Planting.
Nuts for planting , says the pomologist
of the department of agriculture , should
invariably bo selected for superiority of
si/.o. flavor , or thinness of shall. As
early as possible after their maturity
they should bo placed in boxes of soil ,
the conditions of moisture and depth
which are provided , being closely pat
terned after tlioso furnished by nature in
the forests. The chief object of
tlio box is to prevent mice and
moles from disturbing the nuts
before tlio tnp-root 1ms bo-
its growth. The boxo.s of imbedded nuts
should bo sunk to the level of the sur
face in some place protected from pigs ,
squirrels and chickens. In the spring ,
when bursting open with the growing
germ , the nuts may bo transplanted to
the nursery row or to the spot in which
the trees are desired to stand. A bulle
tin on nut culture is soon to bo issued by
the department. Concise reports -on
matters kindred to the subject will ho
acceptable to the poroologlst and will
insure the sender a copy of the bulletin
when published. _ _ _ _
Ilnlso YourOwn Cnlves.
It Is hard to find a theory on which all
can agree. Mmy ot the leading author
ities now advise dairymen to raise their
own calves , but the American Dairymen
Bays : "Thoro are too many risks , delays -
lays and bitter disappointments In try
ing to got cows to breed just as you want
them to. Dairying properly speaking ,
is ono thing , and breeding quite another.
A man may succeed admirably
In ono and bo a miserable failure
in the other. To mix the two Is to add to
the chances of failure. Wo warn dairy
men against attempting to run a breed
ing herd and trying to compel the cows
to all breed in the fail or winter. There
is plenty of room loft to exoreho your
skill in breeding from a few choice ani
mals in the herd , while the heifers pur
chased can illlup the gaps. "
Breeders who have the mutton breeds
of sheep and are properly prepared for
breeding early lanilw have bred their
ewes in September to como in in Janu
ary or February , or if bred this month
the twonty-ono weeks will bring the
lambs in April , when the weather is
warmer , sayntho Western Agriculturist.
Spring lambs have made sheep breeding
more profitable near good markets , nnd
with liberal feed for any of the mutton
broods , aad good shelter , the lambs sell
for as much as the sheep. A crop _ of
lambs and a crop of wool is improving
the profits of sheopbrccdingnnd making
sheep more profitable on every farm.
CoiulonBccl Tea ,
Some practical German lias mndo up a
compound of sugar and condensed milk
and tea , from which a cup of tea can bo
had by simply pouring on boiling water.
Fair white hands.
Soft healthful skin ,
. "PEARS'-Tlie Great Enslish Complexion SIHP.-Solil Evipwliiite. "
" "National Bank
TT. B. DIFO3tTC RY , O11A.HA , UTEB.
Capital- . . . - $4OOOOO
Surplus Jan. 1st , 1890 - B7.DOO
Offlctrs and Dlrectori ; Henry W. Tatfs , President !
L4WU9. UMd , Vto .Pro.Went ; J me. W. Bioraji" , W.
VTMorsi. JohnB. Coillm , H. U. Cinhtna , J. H. M
r Uloi , W. IL B. lingoes , cashier.
THE ! IR.ON BANK.
Corner 12th and Farnam ats.
A General Danklna Duiloeii Transacted.
FOR MEN ONLY
IHPIP rilllK 1'orr.OST or KAIUNO MAN-
MAblt liUUli noon : UoncriU nnU NKH-
VOU9 DEIIILITy. Weaknci * of llotly mid
MlnUl Utructsot Erijira or iixcosbcjiii OUJ 01
Younir , Hobust. Noble MANHOOD fully ro-
itornlVo Kunrnntco every ease or munuy
rctundnd. Huiuplo courtto. ilvo Uays * treui-
nionl.ll ; full couri.c , 13. bcouroly seiilod rrom
itervutlon. Cook lluinedy Co. . Omaha , Neb
St. ClulrO ffl tcHotel , Cor. IL
BONDS Total WANTED ls los of CITIES ,
I COUNTIES , SCHOOL
U * VI 1 hr W DISTRICTS , WATER
COMPANIES , BT.R.R.COMPANIES.ctc.
Corrcupondcnce solicited ,
N.W.HARRIS & COMPANYBankers ,
103-183 Dearborn Street , CHICAGO.
15 Wall Street , NEW YORK.
7O State St. . BOSTON.
The Brtmswlck-Eilko Jolm L. 'Wilkie ,
llllllard merchandise , Oiunlmi'iip r box fitctorr ,
Hnloo n fixtures , 1317-1319 IJjllglal.
(07. ( 4003. lOllistreet ,
Uninha. Orders promrtlf lllloil.
BOOK BINDERS & STATIONERS.
Omaha Republican Printing Oo , ,
Lair briefs , bank mippllcM , m.l cner/llilnj In tlio
lOtlinml Douilai strccti.
Aokerinann Bros. & Heintze ,
rrlntcr * , binders , doctrotrpors , liliuik book innnil-
HUIIownrJ direct , Omalin.
H I DES , F UR _ , W POL , TA L LO W ,
Qco. Oborno 4 Cb. , J , 8. Smith & Co , ,
(13 S. Ulli Mrcot , lOS-UH
Omaha , Omnlm.
Paxton & Vlcrltog Omalm Safe & Iron
Iron Work , Works
\Vrouchl nnil fust Iron ,
Imllillnn work , engines , Mnmif'rn IIround lin
t > rn s work , general proof info * , inlllK , jnll
foundry , inncliliia nn.I work , Iron rliuttcrsnna
til ok nilth work. U. P. lira i' onio . ( I , An-
dreon.lltli AJnck on t
Acme Iron and Wro Wiltou & Drakc (
Works , M'f'c tubiilnr flue * , flr
Iron , wire nnd brass TT'I . lux bollcra , tnnki , ( to.
M''S ICtli Ktrrot.
\V. lloohl , Proprietor. 1'lori-onnl 15lh olrcots.
Rces Printing Oo ,
I.llhogrnplilnx , Printing
and Illitnk Hooks ,
Illh aud Howard ytv
Her & Co. , Willinm Darst , .
I.lqunr Merchant * . U'lncB , Liquors nnd CM
llli It.tinoy Mrri'l ,
Maniifuctur'rn lioiuicilr'.s . Kms.
KnBtlmlln Hitters. 1311 1'nrnnm St. . Omalitf
W. B , Grotto , Frauk Dollono & 0o.r
Minors nml CcnnlnoKo
Wine * mid I.Uiuor.i fill
iiinl I.c.ivi'iiwurih SK < ailn Cigars.
1'iko Hots on nrii > llcntlon 120o lou ) lai Street.
E , Kirsoht&Oo , , A. Frickit Oo , ,
Wholesale LtquorDonlers \Vlioles.ilo I.lquorDolcrd
< 0 : ntul 1008.10th 81. SOI KS ) S. lOtli St.
G.V. DougltiS3& Oo.i John A. 'Wakcfioltl ,
Hardwood Lumber , Iniul Co inunt.Mllv alike *
Hydraulic Ccmunt nuJ
1310 North lOtli Street. Qulncy Whlto l.lnio. < > w
Oharlcs R. Leo , Wycitt-BullardLum *
Hardwood lumber , wood
carpcln anil | > arquct bor Oo.
8th and Douglas. 20tli nnd Iznrd Strcctf ,
Fred W. Gray , Louis Bradford ,
Uroo , Cement , Kto , Kte. Lumber , Iluicccmcntct4 ,
Cor. Oth and street.
MILLINERY AND NOTIONS.
0. A. Stonohill , I. Obcrfeldcr & Co. ,
Millinery , Notions Importers nnd Jobbers la
Cloaks , IHo Millinery
! 0310aml 212 South llth
1IO-1IS S. ICth St. , Omaha direct.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS , ETO.
Max Meyer & Bro , Oo. A , Hospe , Jr , ,
M'f'K Jewelers , clcftlcrs In I'lanoi , Organs , Artist * "
musical Instruments ,
etc. , Materials , Klc. ,
Karnnni nnd IGtb. IMI : Donulas Street.
Itcflncd nnd lubricating
Olio , nxlo Krcasc , ct3.
A , II. Itlsliop , Mnaagor.
A. Booth Packing Co. , Platt & Oo , ,
Ortturv.llsh . nnd canned "Tiger brnnd , " fresh 07 * *
130S Lcavonworth. 815 anil HIT Howard.
Carpenter Paper Oo. , Western Plating W'ks '
Carry a full Ktock of Gold , tllrer and nickel
printing , wrapping and phitbiK on all metals ,
tnlilcivnro , ctc.rcplntc < ] >
writing pnpcr , card pa I'ollililnc brass A than *
per , etc. ilolierwork. 1
PRODUCE , COMMISSION.
EUBBBR OOODS. ETO.
Omaha Kubbor Oo. ,
Mmiiifnotnrlna and Job
bers all kinds rubber
1003 Karimm street
SAFES. I SHEDS.
A , L , Deane & Oo. , Emerson Seed Oo. ,
General intents for Hall's ficcd growers , do tiers In
t-nfis. pinion , wrass , uraluand
821 and 32J South 10th St. , tree si'Od i ,
Omaha. 42II I South IMh.
SASH , DOORS ,
IT. A. Disbrow & Oo. , Bohn Bash & Door Oo.
Jlanufactiirorit of lash , Manufacturers of moiil 1-
doom , blinds and Ings , blln.U , doord ,
Jloillillw. llrnnchof- etc.
Ilio , mil nnd linrdnts. inth and Clirk Htrect
TEA , OOPPE0 , SPIOBS , OIGAR3.
Hit nnd Ull ! llarnoy st.
Omahn , Neb.
STEAM AND WATER SUPPLIES !
U , S. V7ind Engine & A. L. Straug & Sons ,
, 10U2-100I farnam trco , , _
llnlllday wind mills. 018
and VJil Jones st. ( I K. Omaha , Nob.
] tot , actlriKmanager.
Orano Oompan7 ,
Mono beltlnit , pafklnK ,
ftcum IIIIIIIIIH , | iliiiubliiK
TOYS. I TYPE.
H. Hardy & Co. , The Omaha Typa
Tuyn , dull * , nltiumsfancy ' .
Kootls , hou > o furnishing Now and ccunil-hanJ > .
Kooila , children's car- umcldnury. M
rlauca. 111) Howard street.
JOSEPH GILLOTT'S '
GOLD MEDAL , PAHU EXPOSITION , 1880.
THE MOST PERFECT OF PENS.
DR. CLUCK ,
Eye and Ear.
eck litb ked ruatm.
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