Alton Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 18, 1900 · Page 12
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Alton Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 12

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, January 18, 1900
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ALTON WEEKLY TELEGBAPH, THURSDAY, JAN. .18, 1000. ill - o'clock, chair. Min- , , L B •fj • Alton Ifnrtiriillnni! Society. Thronirh ihe courtesy of Mr. l>an- lels the society mei at Motel Miulison on .Saturday, .lamiary H President Jackson in tin files iuJopU'd us read. IMtKSIIlF.XT's KKI'iiHT. Ladies and OcMtlemcn of the.Alton Horticultural Society: My report for the past your will necessarily he brief, as the season upon tin 1 whole lias not been either profitable or eiieouriiKUiK, still I. <lo not think that (lie horticulturist is in any worse condition than others engaged in kindred pursuits. As is perhaps loo well known, the peach crop was a failure, caused presumably by the extreme cold o! 22 degrees below xero on the llth and 12th of February. This certainly made; things very'discouraging for the or- churdist. tint think the failure, of the crop will eventually be. a benefit to the fruit grower. It .seems to be generally admitted now that spraying is absolutely necessary lo the production of good salable fruit. Just how this maybe best managed ! am tillable to say. Probably it may be done on some co-operutive plan.* As requested at last meeting. 1 have corresponded with several responsible dealers in spray pumps, and also with those who have used them. The prices for pumps have advanced considerable lately, and a good article in that line will cost $17.W, so that it would hardly pay with this outlay for those who have .small orchards to go to that expense individually unless they should consider the satisfaction of having good fruit a sufficient inducement for doing so. As an adjunct of intelligent spraying I think the protection of insect-destroying birds and their nests would be a great benefit in the protection of fruit. Correspondence on the siibject of spraying, etc., will he submitted when called for. At the beginning of last year 1 appointed a committee to select seasonable subjects for essays, and assigned them to members suitable for them. I am, however, sorry to state the matter was almost wholly neglected, with the exception of the committee on flowers, Mrs. Godfrey, who certainly read some excellent papers on tjiat .subject. Whether the blame rests- with the committee, or with those who wore expected to write the papers, t am unable to determine. It certainly was not for lack of ability. There has been some 1 dissatisfaction during 'the past; year in regard to premiums awarded for fruits, etc., exhibited at our meetings. 1 am inclined to think that such will be the casti as long as the present system of awarding premiums is continued. Some other plan would probably be more suitable to a majority: all this relatively belongs to the past. May we hot hope that there is some ^ood in the future for us. Science is making rapid strides, but, unfortunately, the reports pertaining to Horticulture, except those in tin* papers, are not easily obtained, and oven when obtained, they are so full of technicalities as to' be of little use to ' the "train with the hoe." Nevertheless, progressive- Horticulture ought to strive to be up in information, if not practice. None of us can expect to he perfect. 1 sometimes think that attainment is nothing: the (Measure is in pursuit. I have been pursuing all my life. "TfTTthe near future 1 expect to make some satisfactory reports on new fruits that have been sent me for experimental purposes. f also have more promised for the use in the spring, and in due time will report on .them also. Uespeetfully submitted. YVlUJA.M J,A"K,SO\, President. Mr. Pearson made the motion that it lie accepted. Carried. Report in part of correspondence in regard to the best spraying oiitfilt from Prof. John B. Smith, of tho New Jersey Agricultural College Experimental Station. Prof. Smith says: ''Thereare so many pumps now in use that I do not wish to recommend any (special make. My advice is to consult your farm papers and write for catak.gutw, and cnoo^e fr,nn the list, for in my experience the good eo'iic ; up to tlie spei-ilicution-. In Hit 1 catalogues." From I'rof. Korbe-;, State Kntomnl- •ist: 01 the spraying apparatus we lave n .ed, I like the ••Success Ker.>- "sene Sprayer," bought of Duningt' i., 8alwu, « nun, and IMC "rlclipso Sprayer," from Mori-ill A- M or ley. of llen- ton M'ai lior, Mich., and if. I had oci-ii- aion to purchase again, those wi u d be my , hoi -e. Fri in u. M. Diinlap, President Sin c Uorliciillural Socieu : l nave tried a llllinl rr ul' spraying machines and I'md the nil s cllectivc pump and one that }B opci-i.i.'d'thi' easier,! is that ol Mor- jrill A Mi if ley. Hcnlon Harbor, Mich. You will Miake no mistake in gelling one of h i > munnluctnrc. Mr. Ar'.istrong: I am i'n favor of ^spra.uny, but I think (lie State ought •to take .-iiiue- action on this line. I iVHh talking to a gentleman from ('al- ilfornii 1 ia'ely, nnd lie Mild you were ,compcil"'l to spray your trees there or destiiH ' lliem. U n.i does not Illinois Jttke this step? ,' Mr. I viu .-.on: I do not think it Would lie scarcely right lo ask the Legislaini-c to take action on the ti)U'ii,\lng <|iieslioii, lull if Mime active .young U'au In this locality would buy an outlit he could have all that he Olthl do for six weeks every spring. have over 2(K),lives that would he and I am willing to pay t is right to have U done well, r. .huivson: I think a young man lllil be very active indeed, for 1 of ,-ieyera) who would waul him kit Uu sumo Uuie. It seems to me Dial ne person could not do so much. Mr, I'tirlin: I attended the Kuie Doling in Sprimrlield, and saw pears Om trees which wore sprayed and trees that were not, and the dif- is remarkable. 'Mr. 1'earson: If line man can take ire of two thousand trees as Mr. din**, a young man well versed spraying can care for the same of trees for twelve men and it etiBliy. "r, McVlUc: I urn very luixiour: to upruying done and if there is a ipufiv formed for that purpose J willing to |iay well for my work. OUUHAKl) l-'ltl'lTH, our '•(iiiwiltteo in plctiKc.d lo be to roport favorably on the pros- prospect of all orchard fruits, ut »o fur us tho number of sound buds is'eoncerned. < >ur U]>l>1i' trees, not having been overloaded the past few years, are in line shape for a crop. Pear bliglr. was worse the past season than ever before. Trees not affected by this dreaded disease promise well.' I'rospect for <|iiinces is good. The outlook for a peach crop is favorable. Malty orchards in tins vicinity are just In their prime, and with few exceptions, well eared for. On the other hand, there are many old, neglected orchards that are a detriment to the owners, and fruit produced under such conditions is just what ruins the market. The same, may be said of plums. Many old worthless trees for many years have been occupy Ing good land, which were never known to produce a crop of anything else than cnrculio. Those having received proper care promise to give good returns for the attention given them. All orchard fruits suffered more or less by the severe cold of the previous winter. Cherries and peaches were most injured. H. H. lliKHi,. Mr. Hiehl showed some beautful plants in pots, one Mexican Primrose and Pope's White Narcissus: both plants are said to be very easily grown. The publishers of the "Practical Farmer" and "Rural New Yorker" respeetivaly sent copies of their papers to distribute among the members of this society. The result of the election with the committees appointed by the President for the following year is us follows: .President—Win. Jackson. First Vice President—W. K. Carlin. Second Vice President—Win. Armstrong. Secretary—Hannah Davis. Treasurerer—Frank Hoffmeister. Librarian—H. G. McPike. STANDING COMMITTEES. Orchards—J. M. Pearson. Small fruit—Wm. Jackson. Vineyards-H. G. McPike. Vegetables--(.'apt. B. Hollistor. Melons - K. Sims. Flowers-.Mrs. L. ('. Godfrey. Ornamental Planting h'.. H. Hiehl. On places of meeting -Win. Armstrong and the Secretary. The report of the auditing committee is as follows: To the President and Members of the Alton Horticultural Society: Your special committee appointed to audit the books and accounts of the Secretary and Treasurer, would report that they have examined the same and find them correct except in the numbering of two orders, which we have caused to be corrected, and with such modifications we lind the accounts correct and books kept in proper form. There being a balance of $17.!)" in the Treasury, we destroyed all vouchers from last. your. Hespcctfully submitted. W. K. CAUU.V. I-'.. H. KIKHL, Committee. .1. M. Pearson and II. G. McPike paid their membership dues for 11100. A bill of *2.4f> from the Secretary for reporting and stationery used the past year was allowed and ordered paid. Mr. Armstrong made the motion that a vote of thanks be extended to the olliecrs for prompt and etlicient service rendered during the year past. Carried. Adjourned to meet at the call of the Secretary. HANNAH DAVIS. HKTIIAI.TO. few days last week in St. Louis with Mrs. Gits Patterson. The funeral of John Lawrence, who S was killed here lust Saturday evening ; by fulling from a train, was held al j the Uaplist church Monday. The re! mains were interred in Montgomery ' cemeterv. Miss Plearcl, of North Alton, was here Sunday with Miss Mollie StiHtx. Miss .Tennetta Schneider is spending a few days with her sister in Puna. Mrs. Mae Corxlne is the guest of her many friends and relatives in St. Louis. She expects to be gone until Saturday. Mr. Sweeney, of Jersey ville. was the guest of his aunt Saturday. Walter Bode has gone* to Marion, 111., and expects to return about February 1» Miss Lena Heck, of Alton, was out calling on friends Sunday. Mrs. Walter Gracy, 'of Hast St. Louis, was the guest of her mother last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Kerr, of Alton, spent Sunday at home. The Melville Literary Society was very pleasantly entertained at the home of Miss Alice Gradolph, last- Wednesday. James Minard and wife arc visiting in St. Louis. Miss Helen Stiritx. celebrated her Kith birthday Monday evening bv entertaining a party of her young friends. The time for departure came only too soon and it was hard for the young people to bid their fair young hostess good night. The annual election of church officers was held last Friday afternoon. Mr. John Dressier was re-elected trustee, Miss Jennie Challacome was elected clerk and L. U. Stiritx. w,as re-elected treasurer. Quite a number of our young people were pleasantly entertained by Miss Mollie Stiritx. at her home last Sat- urdav night. * Mr. John Stol/,, of Kdwardsville, was here on business Saturday and Monday. Mrs.'H. ('. Kuuirmun, of Waverly, spent last week with relatives. K. G. Cooper and lliley P. Owens, of East Alton, were here Tuesday on business. Jacob KiuilTinan spent Sunday in Alton with his son. Tom. Mrs. Phil Winter, of Omaha, Neb., will spend several weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kiiutt'man. Mark KaulTmun and bride, of Dallas, Texas, spent their honeymoon here with their parents. Thoy will return shortly to their homo. James ('lark spent Sunday with Hunker Hill friends. Miss Carrie l'//ell is visiting her brother, John, of Mt. Olive. Mrs. Alice Smith, of Moro, is spending the day with Mrs. .Mtiry Hivens. Miss Nathalie Dee Wilson, of Horsey, spend Sunday with Mrs, Slarkey. Mrs. Hosa Trilbue, of Jersey ville, is visiting al /.. H. Owen's. Miss Grace Sparks has returned to her home, alter a pleasant visit with her sister, Gille. My \Vebhcr and John Stol/.e failed to close the bargain on the Stol/.e properly in town. .lames Weimer sold his household goods and furniture. Tuesday and left for Peoriii Wednesday, where they will make their home. The -members of the M. K. church surprised their pastor. I lev. Handle. Monday evening with donntions. ll is needless lo say the table was loaded to the guuriU. Miss Marie Xicolel is visiting Miss Faimii- Miller. Klein's Grippe Capsules cnri in 24 hours and the Grip in 4H. aiiteed. a cold Guur- KAST ALTON. lo St. Louis Mon- • Mrs. Doty went day on business. Mr. and Mrs. 11. M. Si|uil-es have a little daughter al their house. \V-.'I', r'ostcr went to St. Louis Wednesday, Me will sell al public unction bis house-moving outlit Saturday and go oni of the business. Mr. r. .1. 1'Vrguson lias returned from a vcrs iileu.sunt ut Spring- Held. Mo., with his uncle, Mr, I'ooper Lawrence, of Mention, Mo., is here attending the funeral of his brother. Mr. Geo, A. l/ewis has gone to St. Louis for a few du\ s. Mr. lien Paddock, Jr., went to Sullivan, Mo,, Wednesday to stay a f»\y weeks lo improve his health, Mr. Alviu ItiiHsel and family have moved to St. ('lair, Mo. Mrs. Frank Herry and ()lli<<*(')uns- en vUHed their cousin, Mrs, Wm, Tuininc, of St, Louis, Miss HuUie White, who 1 } has been very ill the past week, is improving. Mr. and Mr«. lion Crows .spent a i ll.irvy Dorsey is a new subscriber to the TEI.KCHA I'll at Moro. Henry DewerIT has gone to Jerseyville on a visit. Lee B.owler has rented the Mitchell farm and moved here fromJ'erseyville. The entertainment at Dorsey, Saturday night, was it-big success. George Kabel spent several days with Kast St. Louis friends. Smith Hiley and wife were guests of Kast Alton relatives Saturday. Gregory Sneeringer of Hunker Hill, is visiting with relatives. Mr. ami Mrs. Win. Hudson spent several days in Macoupin county last week. ' ' Tucker Lawrence, who was badly burned while, operating the engine at the feed mill, last Saturday, has sufficiently recovered to be taken home. Geo. Stilton will be the Moro member of the next Alton grand jury. diaries Wood has gone to o'klahp- ma to homestead a claim: Sam More-head has returned from Mitchell. While playing Santa Claus his uniform caught tire and he was severely burned, and has just recovered so as to be a Vile to come home. Dick Oetkin and Miss Christina Koeneman will be married in St. Louis Thursday. The Court of Honor will instill officers and enjoy oysters next Monday night, A lull attendance of member's is desired. George Jackson is home from Misso iri. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Cooper drove to Brighton. Tuesday, and spent the day. KOSTKRBritG. Kdwurd Weaver of Jerseyville, called on his brother Fred here la&t week. Itinold Frank ford has rented his brothers farm south of town and is getting in shape for farming. Assessor Henry Wortinan has filed bis bond of *">0ll, signed by Shanon Haker and Philip Hrueggeman. Mr. Win. Adden and sist.-r Maggie t o Kirw utii, Min i., are Visit rg their g-and parents Mr. Herbert Keis-T and .(i-iff. Mr. Addon and sister are chil- Facts For Sick Women First tho modlolno that holds tho record for tho largest numoor of anso- luto Ouros of fomalo Ilia Is Lydla E. Plnkham's Vegotahlo Oomuound. . Second—Mrs, Plnkham oan show by her letter files In Lynn that a million women have been restored to health by her medlolno anil advloe* Third-All letters to Mrs, Plnkham are reoelved f opened, read and answered by women only. This faot Is certified to by the mayor and postmaster of Lynn and others of Mrs, Plnkham's own olty* Write for free book containing these certificates. Every ailing woman Is invited to write to Mrs* Plnkham and get her advice free of char get Lydla B. PUtkhfttti Mei. Co., Lynn, BAKING POWDER Makes the food more delicious and wholesome ROYAL BAKINO POWMR CO.. NIW YORK dren of Mrs. Hilka Adden, fcr.nerly Miss Kilka Keiser. For the purpose of adding to the. sidewalk fund the sparrows will suffer another slaughter. It seems that he would have good reasons to cry out, "Surely the iniquillty of all hath been laid upon me."- • About ."iO couple wore present and took a very active part in the oyster supper last Thursday night. In these days many assemble to express sympathy for the Boers of South Africa, but not so with this assemblage. The object was to show their regard for the oyster. All present were expansionists and enjoyed the privilege of establishing the fact. Fosterburg G. A. II' Post 74(i. installed the following officers on hist, Wednesday night: C., P. H. Newhaus; S. V. C., Frank Williams; J. V. C., Fred Bauer: Adjt., S..T. Williams; Sarg., Albert Hausman; Chap., William Nittee: Q. M., M. Schawm;O. D., Tud. Goills: O. G.. Geo. Miller; S. M., C. R. Bisser; J. M. S:, Valentine PfatV. Past Post Commander S. J, Williams, was the installing officer. On aceonnt of others wanting the hall on the same night the meeting adjourned to meet on the night of the 17th. consequence the fruits of the two per cent lax have been accruing to the c ty, and although"the council by resolution signified' their willingness to turn it over to the firemen they could not legally do so. After meeting party- leaders during the day at the St. James hbtel, Lieut.- Oov..W. A. Northeott addressed a mass meeting Wednesday night at the courthouse. The circuit court room was well filled and the governor's address,,which was a regulation campaign speech, was a, ringing one and received with round after round of applause. Mr. Northeott spoke at length, but there was one point which was received with greater approval than any other, and that was a single remark near the close of his talk, when he said that the next representative of this district in congress would be a Madison countv man. Think Wrp«k lit Identified. St. Johns, X. F.,-Jnn. 18.—Thefo 1» scarcely room fur doubt Unit tlm .ship wrecked here Is the Gorimui oil tank sleniuer Helgoland. Captain Van Hit- tern, from I'hlladelphia for Bergen. A portion of a boat with that unmu on It was picked tip near Cape Pine. The descriptions of the wreck nnd of Helgo- land tally except us .to mnsts, the wreck having two and the Helgoland three, but It Is supposed one of the former's musts went overboard.. I'rnr an Outbreak of Rabies, Elgin, ills.. J»n, 18.—lu one neighborhood, near Hiimpshtr6, there exists a general mad-dog scnre. Three weeks ago a dog bit Prod Kroeger on the cheek. Several dogs bitten, it Is reported, by (lie same nnlmnl hnve become rnbld: Kreegfr Is apprehensive ns to thn result of his wound. All dogs In the neighborhood nre kept chained nnd n close \vntch Is maintained of all live stock. from Alton , her cousin, is attending came out Fri- cousins, the (iODPREY. Jerry Paddock, of Springfield, Mo., is visiting his sister, Miss Mat-tie Paddock, who has been under medical treatment for a year. Miss Wagoner came Friday evening to visit Mrs. Walter Soame. Miss Kate Stuart, who High School at Alton, day to visit with her Misses Mason. Mr. L. B. Sidwuy, of Chicago, visited his family this week. Miss Ida Hollard, of Melville, spent a.few days here with friends. Miss Carolyn McCarthy, teacher of the Summei'field school, came here Friday evening from Alton to spend Sunday with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Wat-kins are at Madison, called there by illness of Mr. Watkin's brother. The annual Congregational church meetingcinne off Tuesday, with a large attendance. The young members are preparing to give an entertainment at the church. The new : newspaper about which there has been so much talk of late seems in a fair way to materialize. A. Plog and HeVman A. Durer went to St. Louis Saturday and purchased an outfit, comprising some 1,000 pounds of type, racks, galleys, etc. Two rooms were rented in the Madison store building, and the paper will be issued as soon as the proprietors get their plant straightened up. It will be an eight-page weekly. The Kdwardsville Fire Department incorporate. The decision was will . reached at. a meeting Tuesday night. The company has been desirous of securing the money resulting from the 2 per cent on lire insurance premiums. It seems that the money can not be paid to a volunteer company, which is not recognised by the State, 'and in Frank Owing-s Isig Itchf. Frank Owings, formerly proprietor of a grocery store at Alton, and who has a number of relatives in this city, _has the distinction of having filed the largest schedule of debts ever filed in a petiton in bankruptcy. A dispatch from Chicago says an indebtedness of $5,504,017, said to be the largest schedule of liabilities over presented for discharge under the national bankruptcy act, is set forth in a petition in voluntary bankruptcy Hied in the United States District Court Wednesday by Fvancis P. Owings, who was formerly interested largely in real estate in Chicago. The petitioner built, the Owings building, now the Bedford, at Dearborn and Adams street, which was the lirst sky-scraper in the West. He purchased leasehold interests in much property, and assumed a number of mortgages, which were afterward foreclosed. Mr. Owings is now a stock broker and operator. He has no property. Boomerang;* Not N'evr. The Australian aborigines are not the only users of the boomerang, nor were hoy the first to use that missile. The Egyptians knew all about It, just as they seem to have known all about everything else. At the present day the boomerang is used by some American Indian tribes and by the Dravidian races of the Indian peninsula. The nlssile used by the lust named differs In that'll Is thicker than tin- usual form and does not return to the thrower. The return of ihe boomerang Is due to the action of the wind, the shape of' the weapon and the manner in which It is thrown. wax Candles Nothing elBn nddsiio much 1 to thu charm uf (hit rir&ninff room or boudoir AH t ho rwftly radix-it Huht from (JOUDOVA Gnu die 9. Nothing will uoiHrUnitn moro to the Urttio Hucceurt of thu luncheon, i or dinner. Thu l.n*t decorative adluti for tliu nimjilo»t or the moat elaborate function—for cot* l#ne or mansion, Mtflc In all colon Had tho most doltcttto'tlntu by STANDARD OIL GO. and sold everywhere. Mrs L. Hoi son; 2201 and 2203 Olive St., St. Louis,' Mo. Treats Tumors, Irregularities, etc; painless. No'operation. Never fa Is ot good results; elegant prlva e home; adopts babies, advice tree. ij i. (il .1 i il. 11 viiu DR. TOMLIN, THE OLD RELIABLE SPECIALIST. DR. TOMLIN euros diseases ot the Eye, Bar, Now, Throat, Lungs. Stomach, Liver, liowols, Kidneys and Bladder, Female Diseases in all their forms. Rheumatism. Catarrh, Nervous Prostration, Diseases and Weakness of men; all Blood, Skin and Nervous Diseases, Cancers, Tumors, Sores, BeotaJ Diseases, Hydrocele andVaricocele. SEND FOR BOOK FRKE. ' Address, DR. B. F. TOMLIN, -009 CHOOTEAU AVE., ST. LOUIS, MO. Dr. Toznlln will be at Madison Hotel, Alton, Tuesday, Jan. 23, one day only and return every tour weeks. i Prices and Quality Jell, So mind your P's and Q's. if tho Heat quality and lowestjprloo la what you are »ft» fthen drop a postal card to the aiton Jirne and Cement Qo.. ot Alton, Illinois, for tl.jlr prices on Lime, Cement, Plaster and Hair. BUILDING STO\B \UILDtNd STONE. HOG CHOLERA AND SWINE PLAQUE. THE SNODDY REMEDY. * Positively Cures Sick Hogs. It is a Reliable Preventive. > which is recommended by leading Veterinarians and the Agricultural oarers i , Write or call for a free copy of "Dr Snoddy's Treaties on Hog Cholera." [This book contains valuable information and full-particulars of the-Snoddy Reniedy. Agents Wanted— Write or call for terms to agents. Address The Dr. J. H. Snoddy Remedy Co., Melling & Gaskins bldg Branch Office—Des Moines, Iowa. Alton, 111. ><XX>00<K><XK><XK>00<><X^^

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