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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 6

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, April 10, 1894
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Than is the verdict of "millions. S i m m o u 3 Liver degu- lator -is the on1y Liver and Kidney medicine to which you can ptn your faith for a cjire. A mild laxative, and purely vegetable, • acting directly on the Liver and Kidneys. Try it. Sold 1>y ail Druggists in Liquid, or in Powder to be taken dry or made into a tea. Til* Klnf of L|T«F Medicine*. " I hove nsod yotirSlmraons Liver Recu- totor and can coimclonclounly xny It i« the fcaeoCiUlllvorinedtolnoH, 1 compiler It • Medicine client In itnelf.—GKO. W. JACK•OX, Tacoraa, Wanhlngtou. PACKAOK-C* CATARRH EMEDY uurlii 1 This remedy In Hruaran. Prtco.MoU. injector fro*. for sale by B, K.'KfenUnft. CATARRH ~ CREAM Is quickly Absorbed. Clean-.es the Mural Passages Allay a Pain and . Jntlamnrntlon Veals the Sore Protects the Membrane from Xddltl .nal Co'd Restores the •tenses or Taste and smell. IT WILL CORE. A partlcla In »ppll«J U»to> ™- ..»—.. .—-..-.—-Me. PrtwWoenttat DroHUtsorbrmill. BBOTHIBS, H WamoSt., New York, JOSEPH CILLOTTS STEEL PENS NO*. 303-*04-I7O-«04, Ami other ttylei to iuit ell *aiw*«- TUB HOST 2XBFZCT 07 FENS, ^ ' ' X ' A. I •DAPQNN TfeaORa** > - WNDOO MPBOVT7C i^t^^^S OLD by - fltlwr, WholwaU DruKgUt. V iomtu S... iota A««t for ul* ol 1MDAFC I m. T,.Ufc. . . IN EIXOANT m Pullman Buffet Sleeping Cars, WITHOUT CHAN4C. T1 . THC inniu MOUNTAIN ROUTE, TEXAS 4. PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN PACIFIC RY'S tollman Twift tlMflng Car. St. Louis to Lot Ant**. 4«Uf> r«ttii/M», PbNUIKLV TCM*XD •ymT mpucn HOTII now in EFPJCT POTATO PLANTER. A Goml Onu Conxtructcd by a BrlfiUt VUUUK Ohio F'Hrmer. On my returo home from tho Ohio state university (where, as all agricultural students should, I spent a prcat deal ol' time in tbc mechanical laboratory) 1 purchased a second-hand set of blacksmith tools and went to work on rainy days repairing our farm tools. Not feelios jiibtifitid in buying a potato planter for tbe planting 1 of six or eight acres and bcinfr too laity to carry a load and drop, us heretofore, I resolved to construct a planter of my own, the cnt boiiifT iv representation of the result. It is very simple, and yet does its work completely. It consists of u. frame supported on machine wheels, which can be bouR'ht for price of old iron. Wheels with a rim of cogs are preferred. Tho shoe is made of quarter-inch steel, eight inclirj wide sit heel and litpt'rinjj off narrower, and is cut or bout something the shape of a corn planter shoe or hoc. The rear should bo .spread apart (the two being first rivcU'd together) so us to allow the potato to pass through to the ground. This shoe is supported by four braces riveted to the shoe and bolted on opposite sides of the f ramo, tnus allowing 1 it to swing. One of the rear braces extends, above the frame, thus making a lever with which the dropper, who sits at tho rear, can raise the shoe HOMEMADE POTATO PLANTEB. whenever desired. The chain, which can be taken up or let out at will, pulls tho shoe and also regulates the depth of planting, as tho farther back it comes (until braces are at right angles with frame) the deeper it will plant. The driver sits on the box, which should hold tit least one bushel. Tho box is raised above tho axle, thus allowing room for the driver's feet, and makes it easier dropping. A board is nailed in the box just above the holo, thus causing the potatoes to work down in front and not roll out behind. The tube is made in two sections, working 1 like a telescope in case the depth is changed; it can be made of stiff cloth and laced together at tbe joint. The marker is adjustable and can be changed to cither side without g-ottinjf Off. The plan for getting the potatoes tho >roper distance apart is quite simple lisa A short piece of fence wire with a ring bont on each end is bent down over the rim of the cog-wbeei; a bolt is jlaced through the rings and between :wo cops, then tho tap put on tight. The number of bolts needed will do>end upon the distance apart that you vish to plant. Now fasten a spring on, the frame so that it will touch these wits, and the dropper is told just when ,o drop. Anyone who can handle tools fairly well (and every farmer ought to know low to handle both blacksmith and iftrpenter tools) can build this dropper. It will not cost to exceed 82, and will more than pay for itself in the cultiva- ,ion of one crop on two acres properly handled.— J. N. Frye, Jr., in Ohio farmer. FEWER FARM FENCES. « Bow a Great Deal ol LaDor and Expenie Mleht B« SaveiW The old-fashioned zigzag, or "Virginia" rail, fences so common forty rears ago are now seldom seen, and >erhaps are never built Stono walls ire cumbersome, ofton thrown dowa >y the frosts of winter and subsequent .hawing, and are not economical, ex- lept on farms so covered with stono ,hat it is of first importance to get rid of them. Post and rail or slat fences are expensive, more so in the aggregate than most people would suppose without reflection on the subject. Wire 'encing is probably as cheap and last- ng as any in use. There are serioua objections to barbed wire, and many irefer the smooth wire, «ither straight .wisted or woTen. But Is it necessary tor farmers to build as many fence* of my kind as has been the custom in the jast? H tho low* which most states >«w have concerning c»ttl». were re- ipected and eriforbei iwmeri would be relieved of the necessity of fencing every foot of their land bordering on the public rands. Nearly every farm has fields that are never pastured, and, it would seem, need not be inclosed. The great burden upon farmers for needless fencing is Imposed not to keep their own cattle In, but to keep other people's cattle out. I am pleasnd to observe the tendency to bnild fewer fences than formerly, not only to subdivide farms, but especially along the highways. If these are left unfenced and rows of shade trees planted out on the boundary lines, farmers will be saved a deal of labor and expense, and the country roads be made more enjoyable and attractive.—S. B. Keach in N. Y. Tribune IMPROVED FARM GATE. An Arrangement Which !• Sure to Glv» In making a gateway for a fourteen- foot roadway the gate should be twenty foet long 1 . This allows for six feot to balance that part of tha gate over the roadway, and in opening 1 , a person merely takes a portion of the weight of the gate and slides the siimo a couple of feet, when it is balanced and can be openerl as easily as if swung on hinges. This arrangement is shown in tho illustration from a sketch by IT. U. Farnham, of Washington. It is bast to make a little roller with a three-fourth- inch bolt, over which to run the gate. That part of the pate which slides on rollers should be made of double thickness of inch stuff. The pate should be shut in between two posts set far enough apart to admifthc end of the pate readily. This prevents the wind from moving the gate, which is as solid as any part of tho fence. Make the rail of tho gate, which runs on the BECURIC SLIDING GATE. roller, one foot longer than the others; and nail to the two posts last mentioned a cross-piece, so that when the gate is shut the latch end will hang clear of the ground on this supporting piece.— American Agriculturist. GOOD FARM GATE. Ono Th»t In Not Only Sulntmotlal Dot ICaslly Constructed. Tho illustration, which we re-engrave from the American Cultivator, is of a A PABM QATB. strongly-built farm gate. The usual trouble with farm gates, especially with heavy ones, is tliat the posts upon which they aro hung are too small and cannot bo made to stand firm. Where a gate is hung in a frame «nch as is ehown in tho illustration, there is little chance for tho posts to become inclined and allow the .gate to "sag 1 ." If made of good material and well painted, such a gale will last a long time. The frame can be ornamented. SUGArTBEET CULTURE.. Cultivate rinuti a» Boon an They Show In the Kow, The soil should be a light loam, preferably containing some lime. The land should be well drained. Tho beet gets the greatest port of its food at a depth of 8 to 12 inches, hence freedom from excess of water is necessary. Plow in the fall. As Boon as the soil, can bo properly worked in the spring it should be plowed again, this time to a depth of 12 inches. Allow to lie until about ono week before the time for seeding. Then plow once more to the depth of 4 to 5 inches and work the soil up into a tine and light condition. After allowing 1 the land to lie Uve to seven days plant the seed. No manure should be applied unless in the shape of well-rotted compost put on .in the full. The rows should bo 18 inches apart; in very rich soil, less; in poor soil, more. The conditions should be such that the beets canuot attain a greater weight than 3 pounds each. Seed should bo planted % to K inches deep, and about SO pounds per aero. Plant itu Aoril... Cultivate as soon And deservedly so, tor a better, purer and more effective Soap was never made. SANTA CLAUS SOAP never disappoints the most exacting housekeeper. Try it and &e convinced. Sold everywhere. . K. FAIRBANK & CO., Chicago, a plant* »bow In th« row. Wluin the beets bare put out four leave* thin them out BO as to leave the plant Htandincr about 4 to 0 inches apart in tbe row. The weeds should be kept down and the soil well stirred. A beet that grows up out of the soil is worthless for sugar; they must not weigh over 2 pounds each, and must be smooth and- tapering in shape.—Farm and Homn. A FUNERAL IN CHINA. Tho 3Io*t Showy Event ID n Chinamita'* Life In Illn Funeral. The most important eveat in a Chinaman's life is bin funeral, A Chinese crowd is the culmination of human noise, and tha Chinese are never so noisy as at a funeral. They have hearty appetites at all times, but they never eat so much as they do at a funeral feast. When I first lived in China 1 used to find it almost impossible to distinguish between a funeral procession and a marriage procession. In the center of one the coffined corpse is borne on tho shoulders of men. In the center of the other similar men bear upon their shoulders the bride, who is irr an inclosed scdaii chair, and she is followed by her bridesmaids. But to tho casual observer tbe two ends of the two processions are quite alike in every respect. Tom-toras, red- clothed coolies carrying roasted pigs and other dainties, smaller coolies carrying 1 cheap paper ornaments of a Mongolian theatrical typo—these are tho invariable elements of both pro- csssions. Tlio Chinese are to-day the most unique, the most ancient and the most misunderstood people on the earth. I say the most ancient because they are the least changed from what they were long 1 centuries ago. The least changed! They are not changed at all. The Chinese of to-day is tho China Marco Polo knew. A few of us have been in China. 1 am not speaking of tho missionaries; I regard them as a people apart. What have we gained in China? A strange experience (to me a pleasant one), a, pound of perfumed tea and a bale- of flowered crepe, for both of which wo have paid right handsomely. We have been treated in tho main politely, but sooner or later most of us aro bowed ont of China, if not by tho emperor, why then "by tho climate. The Chinese have at least three religions — Confucianism, Buddhism and Toaism. But tho funeral rites of the three sects are identical. There are several reasons for this.. The three religions are much alike and are all largely founded upon Indian Buddhism. Moreover, religion is a very second- class affair in China. The priests of two sects often live together in the chummiest way. Filial devotion is the real religion of China. All China is ono huge family, and the emperor is tho "Great Father." By the way, Jreat Father is what the North Amer- can Indians call God. And the Chinese consider their emperor a god. There is ono more reason why all Chinese funerals are greatly alike. China s a land of ceremonials, and tho smallest details of those ceremonials are Described by the "Lelce," or book of rites. To disobey the least rule of this real national manual is a crime, and a severely punished one. In two respects only does one Chinese funeral differ from another. The first is in tho amount of money spent, and the second is in the period after death at ivhich burial takes place. The first ambition of every Chinaman is to have a splendid coffin. A >oor Chinaman will half starve him- iclf and his family for years that he may daily hoard a few "cash" toward ihe sum needed for the purchase of the coveted casket. When the coffin is 'eally bought it is brought home with jreat ceremony. It is given the place of honor in tho house, and is regarded | as tho most valuable piece of furniture the establishment. Among 1 the poorer classes it is customary to buy a ery thick coffin. No -self-respecting Chinese family—and the Chinese are ,ho most self-respecting of all nations —will bury a parent until they can do t with more or less Mongolian magnificence. Hence, in China, death by no means implies immediate burial. When a Chinaman dies his neighbors como in and help the women of .the 'amily to make the shroud. The body s put in its coflin. Then tho fuueral ceremonies begin, if there is money nough. If there is not, the coffin is put back in its place of honor until the amily finances look up. The day of the death, or the day after, the relatives not living- in the louse and the friends come to pay tho ast duties of respect to tho deceased. When the visitors arrive, they are hown into .a room in which are all tho women and children of tho establishment. These latter set up a dismal lowl, in which tho visitors join, or to hich they listen sympathetically. When the tympanum of even a Chinese ear begins to ache, the guests are ushered into another apartment, where he men of tho house give them tea and refreshment The refreshment varies according to the means of tho amily. In the house of the rich it is i dinner. After tha visitors have Irunk and eaten they are bowed out >y one of the kinsmen of tho dead. A well conducted Chinese funeral is he most gorgeous sight in Asia. It may seem to us a little tinselly, but hat is a mere matter of taste. And I, who make bold to like the Chinese, can _ot claim that they have a superabundance of taste. At the front of the uneral procession walk the noisy, musicless musicians. Then come men they may be friends, they may be coo- ies) bearing the insignia of the dignity of the dead, if he had any. Next walk more men, carrying flffuras of idoli, umbrellas and blue and white streamers. After them como men carrying 1 pans of perfume. Just before th« coma wallr bonzo*. Chinese prlosto. Ov«r the coffin a oanopy to nsualljr oar- rl«d. Th« csilwt It bora* by about a teen of »e.n. Iam«4iatolr bofcimd ta« -, coffin 1 walk' the children of 'the deceased. Tho eldest son oomeiftnt. He it dressed in C*DTM and lean* heavily upon a stout stick. Ho is supposed to be too exhausted by grief and fasting to walk without the aid of his staff. The other children and natives follow this chief mourner. They arc clothed in white linen garments. White is the mourning color of the Danes, of the Burmese and of the Chinese. The women are carried in chairs in the Chinese funeral procession. They sob and wail at intervals and in union. When the burying place is reached, the bonzes begfiu chanting a mass for ihe dead, and the coffin is put into the tomb. When the collin is laid in its final position, a long oblong white marble table is placed before the tomb. On the middle of it is set o, censer and two vases and two candlesticks, all of as exquisite workmanship as possible. Then they have a paper cremation. Paper figures of men, horses, garments and a score of other things are burned. They are supposed to undergo a material resurrection, and to be useful to the dead in tho Chinese heaven. The tomb is sealed up or closed and an entertainment concludes the,ceremony at tha grave. Tho forms of Chinese tombs vary somewhat according 1 to the' province in which they are built, and very much according to the means of the relative who undertakes the expense. With the very poor the coflin is placed upon the ground, earth and lime are packed about It and a rude grave is formed. With tho rich a vault is built in the form of a horseshoe. If the dead was of note or position .the decorations of the grave and of the coffin are very elaborate. There are a thousand interesting things to be said about Chinese mourning, about the ceremonies commemorative of the dead and about the funerals of the Chinese royal family, lint they cannot be put into a paragraph or into a column.—Pall Mall Gazette. FACTS FOR FARMERS. GOOD butter is one of the things that is always In demand. Ti-is is not true of all articles. Therefore, the question of making first-class butter is of tho highest importance. A SHOUT supply of plant food decreases the fertility of the farm and makes it poorer, while a liberal supply enriches it and increases its value from year to year. TUAWBEHKY plants will soon begin to grow, and any fertilizers that aro to be applied should not be overlooked, as the best time to apply the fertilizers is at tho present, especially if potash is one of the principal ingredients. OINTMENT for caked udder: Take a cup of vaseline and thoroughly stir in equal parts of spirits of turpentine and spirits of camphor, or saturated camphor, as called by. some; beat up thoroughly and rub on udder, or apply to any wound. A GARDEN sixty or eighty feet square, securely fenced against rabbits and chickens, will yield an abundance of vegetables for the largest family, and an orchard of one-half acre judiciously planted and cultivated, will give plenty of fruit for the same. WORN-OUT land requires at least two or three yeans for restoration, and it will cost something to bring it back to fertility. When the land has beon cropped for years, until it is no longer capable of producing a crop, the plant tood cannot be replaced in a single season. EVERY package of farm produce that .eaves the farm is an advertisement for the man who sends it out Neat packages attract attention and make his jroduce sell the second time. Pay more ittention to the commercial side of your business if you want to succeed. Experiments with Clover. The possibilities of the clover plant, us told at various inititutcs lost winner, have excited new interest for this rival of timothy, and everywhere questions, are asked and experiences with it told. At nearly all of the institutes in eastern Pennsylvania there has como the complaint from individuals that clover will not grow for them, and of clover-sick soils. Abner Chapin. of Chester county, tells such to grow field peas or beans or some other of the legumes on tho land that is wanted for clover, and the bacteria will be lodged in tho soil by them and clover will uo well there afterward. Eight rows, twenty-flve feet apart, cured his clover- sick soil—Philadelphia Ledger. Population of Or«t Britain. The tenth census of Great Britain, taken April 0, 1891, tho details of which have just been published, shows that in the ten years from 1881 the population Increased 3,028,086, which is a slower rate of progress than during any decennial period in the century. The rate of increase was 11.68 per cent., against 18 per cent, in 1831, the highest. The decline is attributed chiefly to emigration, no less than 1,572,717 persons leaving the country during the decade. FRIEND '* MAKES CHILD BIRTH EUSY. ColYln,ta, Doo.2, 1880,-MT irtfe na«d ttOTHBB'S FRIEND before -,fcer third ;onftn«m«nt, and naya the would not bo without it for hundreds of dollars. DOCK t,S«nt by (xprets on receipt of price, 11.50 per bat- In. Book "To Mothers " trailed fiecT I mnMDFIELO REGULATOR CO.. »• ••U IT »u.ei«ua«.«T«. For sale byBon Flflher.druggUt FACIAL BLEMISHES I will remove, Freckle* Plmplea, Hlacklmdn, iflotn f>»lche«,S«llow- neu, Wrinkle* and all other ttin blemishes, LOU MOXTEZ CREAM The great Skin food aiA Tissue Builder, will make _^ you Beautiful. SerioiD cent> und this ad. for a box of Bkln Ioo4 and face powder, Freei Free. Free. MRS. NETTIE HARRISON America's Beauty Doctor, - --- FrmaclTC' BUI r, r ln> St. Cincinnati, Ohio. finperflnou* Ifatr penatncnUr removed. JAPANESE CURE A New nnrt Ompleto TruitbneBt, connlstlng of • DPI'OSITOKIES, Cup*n!e« of Ointment and two I<JTW of Ointment. A nnver-tallinK Cure for Pilot f nvorv nmuro nn*1 '<;r~oe. It roakofl ftn operuUon •Jth tho kiiifo or iTijocuons of carbolic ncid, which ro iminful iiD(l n'Mom a permanent euro, and ofton e»ulUue in death, unnecessary. Why endu'f hi« terrible diicaso? W» guarantee 6 )0»e» to cure any oaie. You only pay tor '.'tK'ftlB received. $1 it box, 6 for t5. Sont by maU. • uunmceo* Iwmud by our o^cntti. •>AUCTIDATIAM Cured - pllc! P""*" 1 **! jUNo I I"A I IUN fayltpiticscLlvrrPelltti bo Krnnt I TVER and STOMACH KKGOLATOK and BLOOD PUK1FJEK. Small, miu aad plenmnt to :«ke, especially adapted lor children's use. MDotei ft centt*. GUARANTEES Insned only by W. H. PORTBB, Dragglst, 329 Market St, Lo- -annport, Ind. mm* arc. TMI <*">' !nj«°<«l oin.nl, «, ih. t th«t41«ua°rUiaGe»lto4;rtui70|t rim- rtqulnt no chanf* of dirt or k, nurenritl or poteMMl road. thoic alM»dy Vrtotrtf ITBLY 1 willidoDornn»u6«l*ct, wtf ur«, Wee b» null, pi»tia«j*n W, H. POITSU, OruggHt, *2« ttiriet St., nuwport, Ind. WAYNE'S OINTM aajUMMl ••MM, « tor. ! 0*1 Manhood taV9l IHQIIIIWII nlEbtlr « \iTOphv. etc.. irawlT cured bj ISI»Al'O. the rawlT cure -. With wHl ISiiUH, l>mffgiit, ive and NERVE TONIC. Bold by DniRgteu or soot, by mall. 25c,, Wo, •Dd il.OO p«r package. Sample* tree. TbeFkvoriteTMHF8fHI tr H.V for Sale bf B. f. KMiUng. A LADY'S TOILET Is not complete •without an ideal POMPLEXIOUI U FOWDXXt. II | POZZONI'S Combines every element of I I beauty and purity. It is beauli-1 tying, soothing, healing, healtfc-1 ful, and harmless, and when I lightly used is invisible. A most I | delicate and desirable protection | 11* the face in this climate. Indit upon hiring th» IT IS FOR SALE EVERYWHERE. v-iilTeren: from nil OU CATARRH CURE tfitifl, powdw, pKMe, «por or i directly to K*l of ditcaK ' i* f»r t'Ajt. f- ay>i>ni;<i um.-w.nj »« «** «• »..«.— -. --,.,— l,-«i ti s i.nmc.iiinrly MhiorbBl «,d quickly f(T«B .cure. In fell. vow. l:clt«ntrf.hcnas«> [WiMirev A!l>yi ln<l«i»m«- «-« •'•"»• Tlilc and Smell. Hilton. V.I4 U QUAKERlilEDICAL ASSOCIATION. ST. PAUL, MM. Foraale in Loffanapon by B«K FlSffin, Druggist LOST MANHOOD RESTORED. « SPANISH NKMVK«»AI1»S» thewonderfnlrnnolrhgjl :^^'?^^^^^^p^ L*i*k of Confidence, NcrrouiDei»» wuMtude* ul druna and lomot of the JTlSn^ry.Conwinption nit pa* for $C, m» _la !• (•MBIMfi fcf BiW fMV*< BNHD

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