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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 12, 1897
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ME WfBH DIM ttOPMtt ALOOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. MAY h f Ml! LASt SUBJECt* thfe Te*t "Atitl iti6 ttaron* Him itrottd ami titan in the rttni iJrctUi Mid Hft«!i in the if:o. Inclination, RES ornithology of the Bible is a very Interesting study, file stork wb.l6h knoweth her np- pbihtetl little. The commoij sparrows teaching tho les• son or clod's providence. Tlio ostriches o! tile dcs- ct% by carelefis illustrating tho reek- leesness of parents who do not take enough pnfiis with their children. Tho eagle symbolises riches which take wings and fly away. The pelican cm- blemklng solitude. Tlio bat. a flake ot the darkness. Tlic night hawk, Iho osslfrage, tho cuccoo, the lapwing, the osprcy, by tho command of God !u Leviticus, flung out of the world's bill ot faro. t; liked to have boon with Att- rlubon as he went through the woods, with gun and pencil, bringing down and. sketching-the fowls of heaven, his unfolded 'portfolio thrilling all Christendom. What wonderful creatures of God tho birds are! Some oC them, thia morning, like the songs of heaven let loose, bursting through the gates of heaven. Consider their feathers, which nre clothing and conveyance at the saniu time; the nine vertebrae of tho neck, the three eyelids to each eye, the third eyelid an extra curtain for graduating tho light of tho sun. Some of tlieao birds scavengers and some' of thorn orchestra. Thank God for cjuaH'H whistle, and lark's carol, nnd.tho twittor of the wren, called by t.ho ancients the king of birds, because when the fowls of heaven went into ii contest ns to who should fly tho hlgh- rst, and the eagle swung nearest the sun, a wren on the back of the eagle, nftor tho eagle was exhausted, sprung up much higher, and so was called by the ancients (lie king of birds. Consider those of them that have golden frowns, qnd,crests, showing them to be feathereeJ'iniperials. Arid listen to tho humming bird's serenade In the car of 1he honeysuckle. Look at the belted kingfisher, striking like a dart from the sky to water. Listen to the voice of the owl, giving the key-note to all croakers. And behold the condor among the Andes, battling with tho reindeer. I do not know whether an aquarium or aviary is the best altar from which to wen-ship God. There is an incident in my text that baffles all the ornithological wonders of tho world. Tho grain crop had been cut off. Famine was in the land. In a cave by the brook of Cherlth sat a minister of God, Elijah, waiting for something to eat. AVhy did ho not go to tho neighbors? There were no neighbors; it was a wilderness. Why did ho not pick some of the berries? There were none. If there'had been , they would have been dried up. Seated one morning at the mouth of his cave, tho prophet sees a flock of birds approaching. Oh, if they wero only partridges, or if he only had an arrow with which to bring them down! But as they come nearer, lie finds that they '.ire not comestible, but unclean, a?id iho' eating of them would bo spiritual death. The strength of their beak, the length of their wings, tho blackness of their color, their loud, harsh "cruelt! cruck!" prove them to be ravens. They whirr around about the prophet's head, and then they como on fluttering wing and pause on tho level of his lips, and one of the ravens brings bread, and another raven brings meat, and after they have discharged their Uny cargo they wheel past, and other.-! come, until after awhile the prophet has enough, and these black servant:! of the wilderness table are gone. For six months, and some say a whole year, morning and evening, a breakfast and a. supper bell Bounded as theso ravens rang out on the air their "cruck! cruck!" Guess where they gin the food from. The old rabbins nay I hey got it from tho kitchen of King Ahab. Others say that tho ravens got their food from ploua OLmdiah, who was in tho habit of feeding the persecuted. Some say that tho ravens brought their food to their young in tho trees, and that Elijah had only to climb up and get it. Somo say that the wholo story is improbable; for , vhese wore carnivorous birds, and the ' food they carried was tho torn flesh of living beasts, and therefore cere- mopinlly unclean; or it .was carrion, and would not have been fit for tho prophet, SaWe say they were not ra- • ^eps at all,"but that the word trans- 'lated "ravens" in my text ought to have been : translated "Arabs;" so it " would have read: "The Arabs brought lu'ead and flesh in tho morning, and 'bread. » n d flesh In the evening." Any- ti)i»g but admit the Bible to bo true. ROW away fit this miracle until all the miracle Is gone, Go on with the * rJejjleUns process, but know, my brRttW,' that you are robbing only ' ttjie jcaan—and that is yourself—of one j3f'tbe,mQBt comforting, beautiful, pu- thojio and tJ'lmnpbant lesspns in all tfte ,aj;es. ' I cai> tell you who these -' Rwrypyoi'6 were—they were ravens, I tell you who freighted, thorn wjth J can tell ypu \vho them.—God, I can, teU ypu t»WSlJt them which way to fly his paft Otit o! tliC book of lite nhd out of the ttol? City." then, .We M-atch «ii6 favens . feeding felljah, let the swift dove oi God's splflt sweep down the sky with divine food, and oft Otltspread Wing ' pattse at-the lip of every soul tnihgef- Ing for comfort Oti the banks of what rlvet-8 have bcett the great battles of the World? While you afe looking over tho map of the v/orld 16 ahswor that, 1 will tell you that tho great conflict to-day Is on the Potomac, on the Hudson^ on iho Mississippi, oh the Thames, on the Savannah, on the Rhine, on tho Nile, ou the Ganges, P^ the Hoang*Ho. it la a battle that has been going on for Six thousand years. The- troops engaged in it are sixteen hundred millions, and those who have fallen by the way are vaster in number thah thoso Who march.' It Is u battle for bread. Sentimentalists sit In a cushioned chair, in their pictured sttidy, with their slippered feet on a damask ottoman. and say that Ibis world io a great scene of avarice and greed. It does not seem so to me. If it wero not for the absolute necessities of the cases, nine-tentha of tho stores, factories, shops, banking houses of tho land •would be closed to-morrow. Who is that man delving In the Colorado hills? or toiling In ti New England factory? or going through a roll of bills in the bank? or measuring a fabric on the counter? Ho is a champion sent forth in behalf of some home-circle that lias to be cared for, In behalf of some church of God that has to bo supported, in behalf of somo asylum of mercy that has to bo sustained. Who is that woman bending over the sowing machine, or carrying the bundle, or sweeping the room, or mending the garment, or sweltering at the washtub? That IB Deborah,- one of 'the Lord's heroines, battling against Ainaleldtlsh want, which comes down with iron chariot to crush her and hers. Tho great question with tho vast majority of people to-day is not "home rule," but whether there shall be any homo to rule; not one of tariff, but whether there shall be anything to tax. Tho great question with the vast majority of people) is, "How. shall I support my family? How shall I meet my notes? How shall I .pay my rent? How shall I give food, clothing and education to. those who aro dependent upon mo?" Oh, If God would help mo to-day to nsslst you in the solution of •that problem tho happiest man in .thia house would bo your preacher! 1 have gone out ou a cold morning with expert sportsmen to hunt for pigeons; I have gone out on the meadows to hunt for quail; 1 have gone out on the marsh to hunt for reed birds; but to-day I am out for ravens. Xotlco, in tho first place in the story of my text, that these winged caterers came to Elijah direct from God. "I have commanded the ravens that they feed thee," wo find God saying in an adjoining passage. They did not como out of some other cave. They did not just happen to alight there. God freighted them. God launched them, and God told thorn by what cave to swoop. That is the same God that is s'oing to supply you. He Is your Father. You would have to make an elaborate -calculation before you could toll mo how many pounds of food an.d Iiow many yards of clothing would be necessary for you and your family; but God knows without any calculation. You buvfj a plntr- at His table, and you ure going to be waited upon, unless) you act like a naughty child, and kick, and scramble, and pound Kancily tho plate uud try to upset things. God Is infinite in resource'. When the city of llochello was bcst'lgcd and the inhabitants wero dying of tho famine- the tides washed up on the beach as never before and na never since, enough shellfish to food tho whole city. God is good. There is no mistake about that. History tolls us that in ]5r>!i iu Unslnnil there was a drought, Tlio crops foiled; but in Ks- sex, ou the rocks, in a place where they had neither sown nor cultured, n groat crop of peas grew until they filled a hundred measures; and 'there were 'blossoming vines enough, promising as much more, Bill why so sn far? I can give you 11 family Incident. Somo generations back there wus a groat drought ia Connecticut, Nov.- England. The water disappeared from tho hills, and the farmery livii'K on tho hills drove thoir cattle toward the valleys, nnd had them supplied at the" wells and fountains of the neighbors. But these after awhile) began to fall, nnd the neighbors said to Mr. Birdseye, of whom I shall speak, "You must not send your (locks and herds down, here any more; our wells aro giving out." Mr. Birdsoye, tho' old Christian man, gathered-; his family nt the altur, und with bis family he gathered tlio slaves of tlio liouso- hold— for bcmclago was then in ^voguo in Connecticut— aiid on thoir knees be- foro God they cried for "tvater; and tho family story is, that there was weeping and great sobbing at that altar that the family might not perish for lack of water, and that the herds a»d flocks might not perish. The family rose from the altar. Mr. Birdsoye, the old mnu, took his staff und walked out over the hills, uud Iu a place where he had been acores of times without nptjcjpg anything particular, he sa\v tho ground was very dark, and ho took his staff and turned up the ground, and water started; and he beckoned to his servants,' and they came and brought pails and buckets until nil tho family and all the flocks and tho herds were cnred for; nnd then they wide troughs reaching from that pjaca down, to the house awl barn, aucj the vvftter fiQw<$, *»ul it is a living to-day, I 0?UV that old gra»flfather , .ajid I pg}l tfeat Ivpok that be|o, }'9|l ften,,, Stances, prfty and dig, dig and pfay. and pi-ay and dig. Mow does that passage go? ''Tho mountains shall depart und the hills be removed, but my loving kindnfess shall hot fall." if your merchandise, If your mechanism. If yotif husbaildry, fait, look out for ravens. If you have ifa your deipohdcn- cy ftit Qod on trial and cohdemttee! Him as guilty of cruelty, t mov» to* dny for a hew trial, it the biography of your life is ever written, I wilt tell you what tho first chapter, and the middle chapter, and the last chapter Will be about, If it is written accurately, The first chapter about mercy, tho middle chapter about mercy, the last chapter about mercy. The mercy that hovered over your cradle. The mercy that will hover over your grave, the mercy that will cover all between. Again, this story of the text impresses me that relief came to this prophet with tho most unexpected and with seemingly impossible conveyance. If It had been n robin-redbreast, or a musical Inrk, or n meek turtledove,' or a sublime albatross that had brought the food to Elijah, it would not have been so mirprlsing. But, no. It was a blnl so fierce and inausplcato that wo have fashioned one of our most forceful and repulsive words out of it —ravenous. That bird has a passion for picking out the eyes of men and of anlmalH. It loves to maul the sick nnd the dying. It swallows with vul- turous guzzle everything it can put its beak ou; aud yet all the food Elijah gets for six months or a year ia from ravens. So your supply is going to come from an unexpected soiircc. , You think some great-hearted, generous man will come along and give you his name on the back of your note, or he will go security for you In some; great enterprise. No, he will not. God will open tho heart of somo Shylock toward you, Your relief will copie5 from the most unexpected quarter. The providence which seemed ominous will be to you more than that which seemed auspicious. It will not be a chtifllnch with breast and wing dashed with whito and brown and chestnut; it will be n blnck raven. Hero is where we all make our mistake, arid that is in regard to the color of God's providence. .A whito providence comes to us, arid we say, "Oh, it is mercy!" Then a black providence comes toward us, aud we say, "Oh, that is disaster!" Tho white providence comes to you, and you tiave great 'business success, and you'have a bun dred thousand dollars, and you get proud, and you get independent ot God, and you begin to feel that the prayer. "Give me this day my daily bread," Is inappropriate for you, for you have made provision for a hundred years. Then a black providence comes, and it sweeps everything-away, and then you begin to pray, and you begin to feel your dependence, and begin to be humble before God, nnd you cry out for treasures in heaven. Tho blnck providence brought you salvation. The white providence brought you ruin. That which seemed to bo harsh and fierce aud dissonant was your greatest mercy. It was a ravon. There was a child born in your house. All your friends congratulated you. Tho other children of tho family stood araaxed.looking at the'new-comer, aud asked n grout, many qiujgtio.ns, geti- •caloglcal and chronological. 'You said—and you said truthfully—that a white angel flew through the room and left the little ono there. That little one stood with its two feet iu the very sanctuary of your affection, and with Its two hands it took hold of the nltur of your soul. But one day there came one of the three scourges ot children—scarlet fever, or croup, or diph- theria—nud all that bright scene vanished. Tho chattering, tho strange questions, tho'pulling at the dresses as you crossed the floor—all ceased. Mrs. .Tone Pithey, of Chicago, a well- known Christian-woman, was left by her husband u widow with one half dollar and a cottaso, She was palsied, and had n mother ninety years of age to support. The widowed soul every day asked God'for all that was necid in tho household, nud the servant even war astonished at tho prcicisiio'H ! with which God "answered tlitv prayers ol that woman, item .by Hem. item by Item. Olio day, rising from the family altar:. Um servant said, "You have not asked for coal, and the coal is out." Then they stood and prayed for the coal. Ono hour after that tho servant thijjsxy open tho door and said, "Tin coa.1 bus come:" A generous man, whose mime J could give you,'had sent —us never before and never sinco—a supply uf You cannot um'lerstuni 1 It. 1 do. .Havens! Karons! : ,hi|i:uiuS(i iu Vinwiili. Tlic little republic of Hav/aji harassed b% on extraordinary lathis of Japanese- immjsrnuts, stimulated by jininjgrutloiV societies working with t.h« encouragoiueu't if not actually as agents of tho government of Japan. Tho Japanese in tlio islands already ata inorn numerous than tho people of any other nationality, oxcopt the native Hawnll- aus. Various forms of restriction imposed by the Hawaiian government wero cvtitlcd by the immigrants, until at last the govorumont forbado the landing e>f a ship load of Japanese, and ordered them scut back. Japan claims the privileges of fvoe immigration under ;in old treaty, and appears to bo using them to carry out ft pluu of virtual colonisation. mm. "Nice dog! Huvo you taught uuy tricks since I wus hero liist?" "Oh, yes. H« will fetch your Imt if you whistle," said she swe;etly.--Uuli lin World, A tU»^<l \\'nr<l —Sb, Johnny: You «iu»t uol in the inidUlp of a tenets. pap.a-<~Ho doesn't. Ho never can. tell raye» to prophet ia WMJAM) (MftDEN, •1ATTERS bP INTERESt TO AGRICULTURISTS, Softt* fp-to-tini* iiiin* About (Km of the Stilt nii«l i'leld* — liortltUlturcj Vilienlldfo mid culture. THE Wisconsin rmind-up institute 13. Scott read a paper on the above subject. Among things he are, told by ihcmists that thirteen or fourteen elements enter into tho all plants, nM that agricultural soils con- growth nearly tain a fiUflicient supply of all except the results of elaborate experiments with means of preventing two insects very injurious to apple trees, imd describes cheap and efficient methods ol combating them. . , The insect known as the apple leal .folder, killed by thoroughly spraying infected trees or nursery stock just ns soon as the young insects begin to hatch, and befofe they have had tinie to fold the leaves to any considerable extent. This spra^ ing should bo done Just ns the applo tree leaves nre unfolding. The spraying mixture should be made as follows: One pound of Paris green, three pounds of fresh liino, 150 gallons of water. Since there are three broods of this insect each year, there are tlife« periods during which spraying can be most successfully done. The leaf crumpler, another insect very injurious to apple trees, may bo readily killed by thoroughly spraying tho infected trees while the leaves are unfolding and before tho blossoms open, with the same mixture a,s rec- tlireo of these, to bo practically inexhaustible. These.,threo arc nitrogen, phosphoric acid and potash. The farmers of Now York are already paying annually five million dollars for these three elements in the form of commercial fertilizers, paying 12 cents per oound for nitrogen, 4'/& cents a pound for phosphoric acid, and 4Vj cents a pound for potash. * * * Inasmuch as two different plants do not rcaulru elements of fertility in the same proportion, a proper rotation of crops will aid in conserving the hidden treasures of: the soil. A CDrci'ul attention to the analysis of tho crop that we are selling Is also of tho utuioHt importance. Farms in.tho older portions of the state from which the most grain has been sold present a sad contrast to adjoining farms whero stock growing or dairying has boon tho leading industry, and upon which tho products oi. 1 the farm have been more largely f«l. * , * * it would .scorn that so long as we can purchase bran or linseed meal from Minnesota and the Da- kcUis, or cotton seed products from the south, and can get first cost or more in the milk pail or from stock gi-own, it would bo wiser for us to add this fertility to our farms than to.see it go to enrich tho lands of Europe. Men still leave manure in the yard all summer to rot, knowing full well that they aro losing tho use of it for a year, and that even when piled in the most approved form, it will, on tho average, lose moro than half its value if allowed to remain there six months in the summer season. If spread out over tho surface of the yard the loss would be even greater. While the loss from these piles has been ascertained from carefully tried experiments, it seems incomprehensible to the majority of farmers, if not really incredible. We' till recognize tho difference in strength between leached and un- loachcd ashes, and wo might make the same contrast between leached and un- leachod barnyard manure. Somo farmers have recognized these facts and haA*e made provisions for saving these leachings, which are tho most available, if not tho most valuable portion. Mliey have dug cellars under their stables with water-tight floors.' This is an excellent place for the storage of-the manure, but the fumes arising from this decaying vegetation 1111'the atmosphere ''with impurities and permeate tho hayloft and tho meal bin, rendering tho feed unwholesome. Covered barnyards have been advocated by sorno of our eastern farmers, but are expensive. Sheds largo enough for a few months' accumulations might bo practicable, but as manure never gains anything by nge, except in solubility, I believe Iho better way is to tako it to the field ns directly from the stable as convenient and spread out at once. (.hull: KnoUvi'od or Hac'lialine. (Polygonum Sachalinense.) Tills is a hardy herbaceous perennial, six to twelve strong, extensively feot high, with creeping rootstocks. Tho plant is a native 'of an island off tho Siberian coast where it grows along moist river banks. It was Introduced into 'England about 1870 and has be-on quite generally cultivated in the botanical gardens oil Europe. At ti time of great 'drought in Franco in 'JSf).'J it was discovered that cattle would eut tho leaves nnd tender branches of this plant and ;i member of the French Academy presented a paper suggesting that it might prove a valuable .addition to. tho list of fod- Vlor plants. This ticcms to be' the II rst intimation that saehalino had any forage value, but the idea was at once taken up by others, and the hardiness, the. rapid growth and other qualities of the plant were extolled mid enlarged upon by interested parties. Within tho past year or so most extravagant accounts of tho value of for forage have appeared in American papers and seed catalogues, AH who have had experience with the plant advise caution in its introduction because of its very strong, spread- Ing and persistent rootstocks. A writer in the Rural New-Yorker wjio has had somo experience with the plant says: "If tho Jaud will grow anything else, do not plant it. Plant corn for feed, not Polygonum Sachallnonsa unless you want trouble." A writer in Hurpoa's Farm Annual says that the farmers in this country will bo terri- bly,,d.lsappoUUed if they expect to raU- 3?.d the; hoiHm that the glowing descriptions from Europe would seem to warrant. This plant is described in CU- ular No, 5 ol tho Division of Hotauy of tho United ^tatos Department of Agriculture. J ( t jg advertised in some of tho 1897 scjsd. catalogues. The advice of the Experiment station to Juteua- tae purchasers is, dou't. Charles D. Woods, Director Maine Experiment Station. ommcnded above. If necessary, the trees may be sprayed again immediately after all the blossoms have fallen, but in this case the amount of water in tho mixture should be increased to 175 gallons. Never spray a fruit tree while It is in blossom; serious injury to the blossom and imperfect pollination may result, and in many instances honey bees will bo killed. Never omit tho fresh lime, and always use two ov three times as much lime by weight as Paris green. This will lessen the chances of burning the leaves and injuring the trees. Spray with a mixture of tho strength just given. To make it weaker ia to render it less effective In killing insects; to make it stronger is to injure the foliage of the trees. Always see that the mixture is kept constantly stirred while spraying. Apply with as much possible, and use as fines a spray as can be made. Spray thoroughly. Hold the spray on the tree long enough to saturate it and to reach all parts, and always spray from at least two aides. Tills bulletin is for free distribution to the farmers, and may be had by writing to tho director of the experiment station, Columbia, Mo. Poplins are once more IA chest materials. Ahd soon the lawns win in full sumrner regalia. .Many ii woifiaij spent v doing tip her furs in campnop A gift of flowers is always L^ hut never more so than ~ All White duck wheel will be Worfl by tho suinirjor Trained gowns are tmdenlabi* to be worn In the Very near fat- It looks as though the Eton were going to be run into the Palms and rubber plants no\, airing on the front porch or in {•£ 5'atd. • 8 Business men declare that thev like having dealings with ministers. Do not wear your street the bicycle; that is, if you want'tob! thorn presentable. When you aro really hungry f 0ry breakfast you can rest assured you.! In excellent health. Look well at your breakfast tat oven though there ia no one but i waitress to see you. The woman who really home will uovcr become reconciled"! apartments, no matter how attracilnf they n'tiy be. A ttepl'tevo. l.'ruil: Suvoil lijr Ice. During a recent cold snap in Florida, an orangersrower named Felt saved his trees and fruit by spraying them with water. When ho found the thermometer 7 degrees below the treezing point, ho took his spraying apparatus into the grove and turned a fine mist upon the trees, which froze as quick as it struck them. The mist was kept playing upon each tree till it was completely encased in ice from the ground up, appearing like an ice statue, so firm that it could not be shaken. The weath- did not moderate enough to thaw them out till the fourth day, but when tho warm sun came out and caused tho ice to gradually rot and drop olf, not a leaf wilted. Commenting on this, Dr. A. M. Rag- hmd, the noted horticulturist of Pilot Point, Texas, says a sleet in April, many years ago, completely enveloped young plums and peaches, as. large as marbles, in North Texas, without injuring either tho fruit or leaves. The coating of ice : stops evaporation, and retains within tho cells all boat generated by the vital forces of tho true.— Ex. Bighoof—Now, tenderfoot, drink ot| TM1 1 ii Tenderfoot—Dou't shoot, sir, I'll| drink it? Bighoof—That saves me a cartrldgt| —the stuft'll kill him anyway. No<: to Bo Caught Niippliij;. Medium—Tho spirit, of your wife wislic to speak to you. AVidower—Wnlt a minute, till 1 oat a fc»| cloves. "'' •_ Property in list be secured or Jlborty cao.| not exist.—John Adams. Life and Health Happiness and usefulness, depend upon purfl blood. Hood's Sarsaparilla makes pure blooil.1 This is the time to take Hood's SareaparllljJ because tho blood is now loaded with impuri-l tics which must be promptly expelled or health! will bs in danger. Bo sure to get on!y| > - Sarsa- parillal The Quo True Dlood Purifier. $1, six I'or }il Prepared only by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Maul wj j> *-»•«! cure nausea, indigestion! HOOd S PlllS biliousness. Price». Hood's Pruning Quince Trees.— Quince trees are probably less pruned than any other variety of fruit. The habit of sending upward several shoots from the same root is defended by somo on the theory that if the borer destroys one of the shoots others will take its place. But it is in these neglected clumps of trees that the borer breeds and multiplies, until quince growing becomes impossible. It is far better to con- lino the growth to a single stem, and then watch for borers every Juno and September, letting none escape. Many suckor shoots will sprout up from the roots of quince trees confined to ono stem, These may be transplanted, and will soon extend tho quince orchard to aa great an extent as desired. There will bo a new crop of plants two foot or moro high to be dug up and transplanted every fall. ir. requires only four to flvo years for these, young tree's to begin to boar, and every year for the next ten succeeding will increase the value of their crop. The quince tree is always inclined to grow too long branches. Tho quality of its fruit will bo bettered by shortening those, that are inclined to grow most vigorously. Decline iu Number of Farm Animals, —Tho last government report on domestic animals, dated Feb. 20, 1897, shows iv continuation of the decline in iiuniber and value of horses during 1S9G, the average price having got down to $S3.07, as figured. The officials and about everybody else can tell us that such decline is due to the displacement of horse power by mechanical motors, and to the- fast 'increasing use of the bicycle; but said report shows that hogs also have lost in number and value during tho same time, indeed, .that the diminution in their number has been continuous since 1892 and more rapidly since 1893. Certainly the assertion that over-production has caused the decline In values can «ot apply to swine. In fact, live stock ) n general has been decreasing in number and value also since 1892, the present total value being S3.3 per cent less than in 1893,-Ex. u Salt for C.eyoals,— A.n enthusiastic British journal in a recent article savs "that a thousand or two pounds oVsau sown to tho acre will check the rust in cereals, protect pats against the "rub and wire worm,' prevent potato dis oases, dissipate fungoid growths Strength" -Wheel IN THE The delicate woman is unfashionable — the woman of to-day is seeking health and strength — Spring cycling is open to every- oneT— the most delightful and invigorating of all exercises. Thoughtful purchasers reap a rich reward in Columbia Bicycled STANDARD OF THE- WORLD, K $100 to all alike. Hartford Bicycles, ft?** $«o,*$5.'$$o,»tt ~ "" -~"' ..... "• ....... . . '.i ...... ii • ' • ...-»—• — *— Cai.ilnguc free from any Columbia dealer; by mail fur imo U-c. stump. UFfi fill MrUi VUi| Hertford, Conn. WILL PAY $100 FOR ANY CASE in pastures, stop the growth of mosseb wil wak» tho rougher grass . rougher grasses . svvecteu Ill WouKuf-iis in Won '1'Jipy Trent ««*.l 3-'all to Cure. An Omaha (Company places for tho fir»'| time before thrj public a AtAOKJAt, TitEitl MBNT for tho' euro of Lost Vitality, NwWl and Hoximl A\ r o«knosb, ami U«8tor»tio« *I Life Korco in old nud vouag men, WJ worn-out French ronaedy; couw" 8 v I'liohphoroua or other harmful drugs, WJJ ii WoMiBin'ut, TBEATMENT—magical in affectB—positive in its cure. All VOW who are suffering from a weakness t"'j- Wights th<«ir life, caubinu that ineaw »w physical suffering pocullar to> Lost W»j Uood, bhould Avrite to tlie BU'ATJB MEPK'A UOMJ^ANY, Omaha, Nob., and tbe; " send you absolutely FItKK, a v« paper ou those diseases, a»d positive (if tliolr truly MAOJCAJ. TRHATWHN'*'. attds of jneu, who have lost all hop* cure, are being restored by thwu to « 1 feet condition, may at homo under their dirpotlpun, pay railroad fare and hqtel Wlls to prefer to go there for treatment, *{, *350,ooo capital, «nd guarantee evory cai»o they treat or refund " l«r; or thoir charges may be '" bank to be paid to th«m whe« offoctod. Write them todav. ^ <: tv^.*

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