Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - January 18, 1877, Albert Lea, Minnesota
Wlhafifor sale, lands and farms in •▼ary town in this conn *y-
TERMS to suit everybody.
LOW price*, long time, and a low rate of interest.
IF yuu desire to buy a farm, call on us.
• ULytMi have a farm or lands to aell, call aw as.
OUR facilities for buying and selling lands, examining and perfecting titles, are unequaled, as we have ABSTRACTS, TRANSFERS, and PLATS of every piece ef land in this county.
Stacy X Tyrcr,
Albert Lea, Minn.
April 25, 1876.
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ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1877.
H. D. Bbowx.
D. Bt P. nim.
Boots anil Shoes.
Boot & Shoe Store.
O. IT. tkN. L Nelson
Ilave jn*t received and will keep in stock the largest assortment of
Boots &. Shoos of all kinds
To be found in town.
CUSTOM HIDE WORK.
Four or five workmen will be constantly employed,and order* for New Goods or for Repairs will be filled, cheap «nd on the shortest notice
Broadway west side. Albert Lea, Mina. gtf GIVE THEM A CALL.
N, D. BROWN a CO.’S
ALBERT LEA, - - MINNESOTA
A GENERAL BANKING
Maker and Repairer of
Boots & Shoes.
Shop on Clark street, north and oppo-sit« af Wedge & Spicer’* Drug store.
H. 0. BROWN A CO. BANKERS.
1st Nat. Bank, Austin. 1st Nat. Bank, St. Pant. Sd Nat. Bank, Chicago. 4th Nat. Bauk, New York.
TUE FREEBORN C0L\TV BA\K.
Thoa. H. A It .HSTRONG, Banker.
Repairing done to order, cheap and on short notice. Gi*e him a call.
STtf Albert Lea, Minn.
•Iieat eBarRet s.
A. H M MILLEN
HAS REMOVED THE OLD
PIONEER MEAT-MARKET !
On Bait side Broadway, first door south of THE PEOPLES STORE.
WITH INCREASED FACILITIES FOR DOING BUSINESS, HE PROPOSES TO GIVE
THAN EVER P»EFORE.
Cash paid for Hides, Tallow, Ac., Ac.
TUY HIM !
MEAT MARKET WILLIAM TUNELL
Again sails attention to his
FINE MEAT MARKET,
Whsre eau be found at all times, choice cut* of
Also FISH, POULTRY, and WILD GAME in their season
BROADWAY, near Armstrong’* Bank-ALBERT LEA, - MINN.
JUST RECEIVED AT
Keep on hand
Hard & Soft Coal,
Orders left on the slate at J . W. Smith’* promptly extended to.
A. H. SQUIER.
CITY EXPRESS & DRAY LINE.
Deal* in HARD and SOFT COAL.
Also Seasoned Wood.
Orders left on the slate at Lincoln Bros, attended to at once
MES. C. & WAKEEN
Milliner & Dressmaker,
[Successor to Mrs. C. F. Walker,]
C. L. COLEMAN S
ALBERT LEA AND ALDEN.
Every description of
INCLUDING FENCING, FLOORING, DIMENSION# BOARDS, CLEAR LUMBER, SIDING, SHINGLES, LATH, DOOE8 SASH, SHEETING PAPER, PICKETS, AC.,
Constantly on hand, and for skis al th*
Lowest Market Price
FILLED TO ORDER ON SHORT NOTICE
J. F. REPPY.
J. c. JOHNSON
AU ENT, Aldan,Mila
FREEBORN COUNTY STANDARD.
PUK LIS lf ID KYER Y THURSDAY.
toras, Per Tear, In Adance, *2 PO
RATHS Of ADVERTISING.
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OFFICERS OF FREEBORN COUNTY
W. W. Johnson.
J. M. Geissler.
Jams* ll. Gotlse.
Ardito*—S. Batcbelder Register or Deeds—August Peterson. County Attorney—John A. Lovely. SiBRirr—T. J. Sheehan.
Deputy SiiKRirr—Jacob Larson.
Clerk or Court—A.W. White.
Prorate Judge—Gilbert Gulbrandson. School Superintendent—H. Thurston. Cosntt Scrnitor—Wm. G. Kellar. Coroner—J. Froshaug.
Court Commissioner—R. B. Spicer.
Ii*. P. Sergeant.
W ill open a fine new stock of Millinery and Fancy Goods, Ties, Cuffs, Collars, &c.
A full line of Worsteds. Lamar* Patterns,
Doing over Felt hats a specialty. Fashionable
Dress-Making done very best manner.
Four door* south of the People’s Store.
Apprentice Girls wanted.
DEALERS AND FAMLIES SUPPLIED AT LOWEST PRICES f!
FLOUR, FEED, AND GROCERY STORE!
(Successor to J. T. Green )
Second Door South of the People’* Store.
A I >TES J 2
If you want to get Worsted, Filling Silk, Worsted Needles, or Notions, you will find them at
old stand, cheaper than at any other place
in town, for she has just received a fresh stock of the abovn mentioned articles, and the line of goods will be kept full during the season.
AT UNUSUALLY LOW PRICES.
WELL THIM!) HATS
MRS. JOHN STAGE’S MILLINERY STORE!
ALBERT LEA, MINN.
HIGHEST TRICE PAID FOR SUMAN HAIR,
and Gents’ Chain* from game made to order. Also Ladies’ Switches, aud all other woYk in that line.
W. P. SERGEANT
ALL KINDS OF M1NNEAPOLII LUM BER, SHINGLES. LATH, LIME CEMENT, AND
DR. A. H. STRI ET,
I i * 4 #% Ai
OFFICE, OVER THE DRUG STORE, South of Post Office,
Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Ab Address Delivered by ©or. Millbury Before the Convention of ©or* enow, held at Omaha, Ort, 28,
We present below the address delivered by Gov. Pillsbury, at the Convention of the Governors, of the Western State*, held at Omaha in October last VV e are aware that the document appeared in some of the city papers two or three months ago, and that it is now published in pamphlet form; but as there are many of our readers who depend almost wholly on The Standard for news of this character, we have decided to print it.
Gov. Pillsbury said :
VS bile it is not difficult to obtain information regarding the nature and habits of the locusts or grasshoppers, no particular methods for their extermination, or for protection from their ravage* have yet been found to any satisfactory extent. \V e can learn without much trouble of the great destruction caused by them in the different States, and especially iii the Mississippi Valley, but the vital necessity of the hour ■—• necessity connected with the best interest of agriculture—is a speedy, practical remedy for the growing evil.
I he Bureau of Agriculture at Washington, established fur the advancement of our great agricultural interests, is nearly silent in regard lo locust or grasshopper devastations, the attention of the department not having been directed to the investigation of the subject. Is there nota great fault that this department has not given this question more
numbers, in 1864—5, and their devastation was so great in 1868 that a severe famine ensued, sod aid was volunteered from Minnesota and granted J by the €ahadian government, in order to avert starvation* Fresh swarms invaded the Province in 1872 and laid their eggs, and mpre or less destruction has since ensued No efforts appear to have been made to stay the ravages of the insects in that country.
! °f an insect which has ca mud thfi
country so much distress by its terrible I ravages, except Prof. Riley, State Entomologist of Missouri, whose valuable reports have thrown much light upod the subject, and perhaps a few others. The nature and habits of ’ the locust should be diligently observed by the cultivators of the coil, and by tbescien-
NTJMRFT? tific meri of this C0U<ntI7- The general
• government should employ itie ablest naturalists in America to study and compile for public use the moat seareh-locutt eggs. The locusts in Russia are I ‘n«. ar,(* ®0t“plrte investigations into gathered at night by the aid of a sieve. t*le‘r habits, Ac., and the best methods and thrown into bags and so destroyed! I °* checking their increase and thwart-In some countries the experiment of *DK*^e*r ravages. Tho most illustrious watering the fields with lime water and nat*ons the world have not disdained lye to destroy the eggs of the locust, j 10 devote ikcir time and means to the has proved impracticable, as the eggs I Struct iou of this pernicious Insect; can hardly be reached to any extent by ! an'^ surely becomes our nation, which this means. I prides itself upon its practical sagacity,
In Greece, each inhabitant is re-1 t0 timely heed to a problem upon _ juired to take part in their destruction J*1® 80lati°r* of which depends so large-
In the vicinity of the Sacramento ! three times a year, first, in destroying j ^ the primary sources of its prosperity \ alley, California, in J aly, 1855, the ; their eggs, next in destroying the yourn'
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locusts made their appearance in jfreat ; larvas, and lastly in destroying the adult
numbers. The air for three days, at an elevation of from twenty to two hundred feet, was literally thick with’ them, resembling a dense snow-storm. Great numborsfei! upon the streets of Sacramento, and the city teemed actually taken
Notes and Comments*
The cremation mania is extending.
America produces 43,000.000 bar-rela of flour annually.
A fica is thr*e time* ait cfen*rlv populated as America.
Only half of the children in Ohio af-
locust. In China and the Human empire, and in many parts of Turkey, the rural authorities are required to have the inhabitants attend to the destruction of the locusts, io order to prevent their becoming a public scourge. The means by Blo,rn. They immediate^ j for their detraction were jheew spread I tenTthepubiie schools' commenced the wholesale destruction out and the young locusts driven on of every green thing iii the neighbor- i them aud put into bags and destroyed * hood, la the Sacramento Valley whole also brooms and shovels were used for orchards, vineyards, and gardens have their destruction A reward is paid been consumed by them. Entire fields for the destruction of the insects and of grain, and other crops, and vegeia- 1 their eggs by those governments la hies were eaten up in the course of a France, when the locusts make their
appearance, all the people who are able go to the rescue—men. women, and
children—and use whatever means may loping Bf*
be at band. From the earliest tim,..-. by regulation of the government, a common price has been" paid for lo
■•w rasaiviaf * i#| ^
well Seasoned Lumber
GF A SUPERIOR QUALITY, WHICH IF VIEW OF THE PROBABLE AD-\ ANGE IN LUMBER, PEOPLE WILL DO WELL TO AVAIL THEMSELVES OF THE BARG AINS WE .
Call and ass our Stock bsfor* parskaaia* •Isswbsra.
AUBERT LEA, Jmms 24. ISTA.
OR. DE M. CRANDALL ID B NTIS T
OSes over A. E Johnson’s slors, Broadway, Albert Loa.
NI. M.~D0D6E, M. D ,
single day. In some portions of the valley they annoyed the passengers and horses of the public stages to such an extent as to cause the greatest inconvenience, and in some instances to as to positively endanger human life.
They even consarned the leaves and | casts collected and their eggs. The bark of the alder tree, and the young reward of one-half franc is paid for two leaves and bark of the small branches pounds of eggs, and one-quarter franc of the cottonwood and willow, and even for the same weight of the insects the soft green parts of the bullrushes, Twenty-five thousand franca have been and in some part* of the valley they ate paid in on*' year for collecting 295.000 through gauze and textile coverings of pounds of egg* and insects In Italy, all kinds, which had been used to shel- Hungary, and Spain, the governments ter animals and plants from their at- ; pay rewards for the destruction of lotto*. In the same year and the year ; ousts or their eggs following, tkey visited Oregon, Utah, | In Spain, they formerly swept the attention ? Surely it could not in any and Texas in great numbers, destroying s young locusts into large heaps with Ion** manner aid or advance the interests of every green thing in their way, and full brooms and burned them. Eighteen agriculture better than by a thorough one-half of the entire crops of all kinds, thousand bushels were collected in three investigation of a subject so closely a1- lo 1856 Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Min- weeks by three thousand men It i-lied with the vital prosperity of the i nesota, and wther States were visited j certain that many kinds of birds are country. I he fullest information on I Their ravages were fully as destructive destructive to the locust an I are Lithe subject is embodied in the reports ' in California the previous year. The worst enemy. A bird in Iniia. termed of the regents of the Smithsonian In- J principal mode for the destruction of the grakie. is a great con rd mer of the siltation. to which I am indebted for t the locust has been the burning of the locust and its eggs The grahleif sim-many of the facts here given. In order prairies The Indians take the locusts, ! liar to our California ehenite or blackly bring the subject readily before you sweeping them into holes or pits, or bird. The insulants of India hive I deem it proper to review briefly the j surrounding them by fire and driving I killed the grakie to aim**! h destruction which has been made by th** locusts in various countries, and at different periods of the past, together with some of tho means which have been employed for defense against their inroads
Perhaps the earliest recorded appear-
Anna Dickinson is happy. Sha en/ joys adverse criticism, and gets plenty
Mexico would have a couple of Presidents to let, if she tfidh't hate need of three.
Mining explosions in England, and raiivray accidents on the uobiiurnt, are
- ^ _ Jts extermi-
tham into the centre, thus roasting » nation because of his depredations up-thera, aud afterward using them fo
food As early as the years 1749,1754, and 1756, the iocu*L* made their appearance in Maine (see Williams’ History of Maine), and devoured almost every green thing, even to potato tops.
sod Evidence tip Stairs over tba Post
ALBERT LEA, ----- MINN.
Over VS *dg & Spicers Drug Store, ALBERT LEA, - - - Minn.
Where the“best FLOUR, CORN MEAL,
GRAHAM, BUCKWHEAT FLOUR,
OATS, CORN, BRAN, & FEED can be had.
Also Confectionery, Tobacco, Cigars, Tea, Coffee, Butter, and Vegetable* which will be sold at the lowest living prices.
Farm produce sold on commission.
jr. F. J"ones
of Geneva, has purchased, and will make additions to the stock formerly owned by M. 8 Buxton.
Ilnrgninx onn b« Hociirocl
J. F. JONK8, Geneva, Minn.
$16 per Acre
Fine farm of 160 acre* ; IOO acres now plowed ready for crop ; tame meadow: living springs. Good fence around the entire farm. Good house, stables, Ac. Post-office across the road, with daily mail. School house IOO yards from the door. Albert Lea in full view, 2| miles distant, where everything that heart can wish is for sale, except whisky.
WEDGE & HIBBS, Agents,
Albert Lea, Minn. March 22, 1876. IL*
Albert Lea, Mitra. ltf
THE WISCONSIN VALLET
D C Row lunet >1„ I>
ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN ANO SURGEON
TWIN LAKE CITY, MINN.,
Will treat all diseases to which mankind it subject, to the be-t of his ability. .Dr. Rswiaad ha* made a specialty of diseases of Women and Children, and chronic diseases af long standing. By long experience aud strict attention to his profession, he is con
trite of the grasshoppers upon the North i Fo great was the alarm occasioned American continent, was upon (belanda j among the people that days of fasting of the Jesuit mmsionaries, in California. a»J prayer were appointed on account in the year 1722. They re appeared ! of the threatened calam I there in 1746. and in 1753 and 1754, and again for three years successively, beginning with 1765. Captain Jonathan ( arter, who explored the vast region of the extreme Northwest in 1766, describes their appearance at that early
day, adding that “they infest these ; which cold weather set in and departs and the interior colonies in large Mroyed the eggs which had been depos-swarme and do a great deal of mischief.” ; during the summer. So abundant
on the young crops ; but when this has been effected a great ’ncrease has occurred of destructive insects and esnec-iaJiy the locusts. Some of the eg<*s of the locust being acci lently introduced into the French islaud A Bourbon, they multiplied so as to threaten the devastation of the country. The government, learning the great services tty. In the of the grakie in india, bad a numb year 1^26 the locusts made their ap- f of pairs imparted and distribute ] pearance in New Hampshire by mill- 1 the islands ions and were fully as destructive as in Maine. They destroyed the entire crops of the State or nearly so. Late in the autumn a heavy f! »od came, af-
the newly sowu fi when the colonials.
The first record we find of the appearance of the locusts in the Nortwest
fldsat af treating all curable discos with , during the present century is contained saessas. Obstetrical esses iresl** ! wiih %«• T
j ^ , - * , , I in *>eii» s Mist ar? of Minnesota It or
•ars sad success. Consultionat free, lo 1 , . , , * *• 11 oc*
KjUJtJUJi . curred in the Red River settlement in
Lawyers X Land Agents. I !he *.e*rs. lj*ls an,1r ^19, and was an
—1•— —— — — — j invasion in great force, earning mueh
Ja.« a. Ixjt.ly. Jake* h. Fahkkb suffering in a young colony already
LOVELY A PAUKER, ! ,‘he u“u‘lerl,iM b:*rJ-
J ships incident to early pioneer life
ATTORNEYS At LAW,
were these insects that Arnold Thompson, of Merrimac county, succeeded in catching in a single evening, between the hours of 8 and 12, five bushels and three pecks, by means of a sack fastened to a crohs-pole.
Iii Hwight’s travels through New New England and New Vork in the years 1797 and 179S, there is an ac-
count of the locusts in Vermont, Mar-states that the gTasshop- fachusctU, and New Hampshire ; and
the government’a charge. They bred very fast, and in a few years the locusts were extermin-i he grakie then began to di*;
d in search of e^irs. Cuuct ud mg t Ii a t they were devouring the seed, w re alarmed, and got them exterminated bv the government. In a few years they perceived their error, fur the I cu-t-again commenced their ravages. Upon this, the government procured a new supply rd garlics, and the birds cleared the island of locusts.
There is a species of bird found in immense numbers in Russia, Poland, and Lower Egypt, and on the shorn of the Mediterranean, called the rose-colored black-bird, that feeds on *-
Greece has issued a loan, in order id be prepared re>r all eventualities, like a
Gen. Burnside is described by a Democratic paper as a “ preposterous fur-trimmed leg of mutton.”
Arizona is replete with Attec remains, which indicate a high State of civilization among the extinct race.
AU bass singers claim to be high toned, notwithstanding the tenor of their ways may be a little irregular.
The - anger cure,” is the latest fond of medical treatment. It consists in getting the patient mad enough to star! the perspiration.
J imes are so hard that an Irishman *ay^ he has parted with all his elegant wardrobe, except the armholes of an
The Hawaiian Islands are fast being Americanized, and ere many years biff a slight trace of the original inhabitant will remain.
The beat sealskins do not “mat,” when moist or wet—a criterion by
which ladies can judge of the quality of the material put in their /aunty sacques.
‘•Hark! I hear an angel sing!” san.' a young min in an outside township school exhibit! n. “ No, 'tain’t l” an old farmer in one of feat*; “its onij my old mute hitched outside.” The youn,r man broke down and quit.
- Mother, have I any asked an urchin of ei bt
»-M. R. R. Depot
Wa will keep constantly on hand a fall Has of White Pine, Norway Pine, and Hemlock lumber, which we offer to the eitixens of the surrounding country at th# very lowest CASH PRICE.
is far superior to pine, for the reason that it is stronger, has less knots, and is mort
durable when exposed to weather.
We introduce it to the farmers as being
for the building of granaries, aa it is proof against rata and mioa, which is something that every farmer should guard against. Also the plank to usa in barn floors, bridges, & sidewalks, hava no equal. WM. J. PRETTYMAN, Agent 36tf
BM#* in Hewitt’s Block, up stairs, let door. ALBERT LEA, - - - „ - MIN
». *. *TACT. K. M. Tyres.
STACY k TYRER,
turners at Law, Notaries Public, Real Estate and Collecting Agents. (SONNE YANC1 NG all kinds adcuiately done, ackno wledg-msnts taken oaths administered. Ac.
Taxes paid, Titles investigated. Land* bought and seld. Particular attention paid to collection.
Corner Clark and Newton Sts., Albert Lea
erything *:reen and deposited their cg^s The colonists were obliged to send to I rairic du Chien to obtain seed for
per* came Horn the West one afternoon 1 the insects in these States were. if pos- casts, aud their eggs and larva* It
in the last week of July. 1818, ate ev- »ible, even more destructive. They de- j devours incredible number- in a dxv
I lie red-winged starling of the southern Atlantic States, described by Alexander \\ ilson. is another great enemy to the locust. Mr. Wilson e-cimates that wo millions of the starling will con ume in three weeks the enormous amount ot sixteen thousand two hundred millions ot eggs and larvae of
LAND FOH SALK! A LAERT LEA, - - - - MINN.
ATTORN KY AT LAW
IVD VOTARY PUBLIC,
Ofisa ovwr Wedge & Spicer’* Drag Store,
ALBERT LEA, MINN.
w. G. FOSTER, Proprietor.
Albert Lea, - - Minn.
Toured clover, maize, tobacco plants, burdock, all vegetables, and even garments of men busy in the field. They their next crop. From 1820 to 1855 also devoured the loose particles of saw there seems to have been no marked lo- dust left on freshly sawed boards. In cust invasion in the Mississippi Valley, | 1838 Baltimore was infested by these excepting the ravages in Texas in 1845 | insects. The locu-ts were so thick and and in 1849, and in Missouri in 1848. I destructive in gardens and grounds This long interval of quiet may perhaps that negroes were employed to drive I grasshoppers
be explained by the fact that within j them from the fields and garden* with | The large number of birds found in the interval severe visitation* were felt I rod*, and in this way the insect* were
hy.no. what put that into your heal.' returned the surpri.-*ed parent. * Because I read to-day about children’s children,” answered the acute juvenile.
I*ar s gwme to be wah, remarked a colored citizen. “ an' all ye niggahs mount jess we ii git ready /or actify business • VV hich side shall we take ? an Led one of his hearers.
\ on niggahs can take joa wat side yer please; l’*e gwine to uke de Canada side.”
V* here did this baby come from ?” asked a little three-year-»ld girl of the nur-e, who was washing the squealing little stranger. *• Why, from heaver; of course, ’ replied the"narse. “ VVeH, if it screamed like that there, I don’t wonder they sent it off,” was the stunning rejoinder.
VV hen yon meet a man who feom«s down in the morning and kicks the cat over the table’, cuffs two of the children, and remarks that he should think from the appearance of the breakfast ihafl the cook was drunk, do not thin! harshly of him. He
... . our several States are intended as pos
in ( alifornia in 1828, 1838, and 1816, repeatedly whipped out of the ground*. \ iiive blessings to the people* and ther^
a r» /Y I* sr » kn 11,1^ f- * L * ^ I I I___! _ J ll * _ .Lf .I *• * a * . . _ . •
JERLOXV & NARVESON,
Albert Lea, Minnesota.
rR SALE—Lite Scholarship in
Madison Business College. A former resident of Freeborn county is one of the the proprietors of this institution. The scholarship will be sold on favorable terms. Apply to I. BOTSFORD.
H viag bought the old and favorite stand af A C Hi me haugh is prepared to do all kinds of
BLAC K SM I TM I NG
—AND— HOKSK-8HOEIISG Satisfaction guaranteed. Call and see. Albert Lea. 46tf
Union Block, East aid# Broadway, ALBERT LEA ... MINN
S. S. ZSIDTTT"-AJRJDS,
Broadway, opposite Postoffice, ALBERT LEA - MINN.
HATS & CAPS,
CROCKERY & GLASS-WARE,
STONE & WOODENWARE,
And in fact everything usually kept in a country store. We keep constantly aa hand a first class variety of
JOHN m; MARTY,
PURVEYOR AND CIVIL ENGINEER,
ALBERT LEA, MINN.
LtST* order* with Stacy A Tyrer.
and by the passible fact that the locusts may have crossed the Kooky Mountains and made advances westward during those years. But it is plain from the words of Carver, already quoted, that the appearance of the locusts in the Northwest was a thing of repeated occurrence before the time when he visit ed the coorury (1765), and it is more than probable that even portions of Minnesota were visited between 1819 and 1856.
The invasion of Minnesota in 1856-7 was confined mostly to a narrow belt upon the upper Mississippi Y'alley, and though limited in area was exceedingly severe. The insects re-appeared in 1864 and 1865, chiefly in the northwestern portion* of the State, doing but little damage except in a few localities. Their next appearance was in 1868, when they made a slight incursion. I hey appeared in limited numbers, doing little damage in 1S71-2 But the period of the most prolonged and destructive visitation of the pest is that which began in 1873, and which continues to this date.
Missouri was severely ravaged by the insects along the western borders in 1866-7, fruit trees being much injured by them in 1867. In 1856 Utah, Texas, and portions of Iowa and Minnesota suffered a destructive incursion from them. In 1866 they devastated portions of Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas, the insects being sc thick in some places as to obstruct railroad trains. They visited Utah in immense swarms in 1867 and were very destroctive ; and they re appeared there in vast numbers in 1870. Colorado suffered terrible devastation from the insects in 1864, 1865, 1870, and at several periods since the last named year. Kansas and Nebraska were again visited by the grasshoppers in 1868, when the pests stripped corn fields bare and totally destroyed gardens and wheat fields.
The British Province of Manitoba wa invaded by the insects as early as 1818, in which year and in the two years blowing, their ravages were extremely severe. In 1857 they re-appeared there and deposited their eggs, and in 1858 crops of all kinds ware totally destroyed. The insects again appeared, in limited
leaping and flying before the lines of ji* no doubt that suitable laws .should
castigators like flocks of fowls. These be passed by all State*, and espicially
were red legged locusts.
From Gray’s account of the West India Islands, locusts there are fully a« destructive as in the United States.
Wherever they alighted, either upon trees, corn, or green fruits nothing was expected but ruin and barrenness. Efforts were made on the approach of the insects to frighten them away by the blowing of trumpets and other instiu-
ments ; and to destroy them trenches were dug, and the young driven into them. Mexico has often beeen infested by locusts, and their ravage* have caused in some localities severe famine. They often devastate various portions of Central America, and, according to accounts given by E. G
Squire, are of the same species as those in the United States. At intervals they afflict the entire country. The means of defense there resorted to are lighting of fires, aod shouting and waving of branches to arrest the attack.
In Palestine, tho inhabitants, at the approach of the locusts, endeavor to drive them away with smoke from burning piles of wood and with beating of sticks and rods upon the ground, and of metal kettles, with musical instruments and shouting, Ac.
In Morocco, where people have been acquainted with locusts, and subjected to their ravegcs some portion of the year, time without date, the people undertake to destroy them with wet and dry ditches, into which the young insects are driven and destroyed ; and also by driving horses, cattle, and sheep over the ground infested by them Long ropes have been used. These were drawn upon the ground as low as possible by two men having hold, one at each end. who at the same time made noise by brawling and beating, endeavoring to d' ve them into trenches dug
across, or a cloth stretch out upon the ground and drawn up to a ridge, where they were trampled upon and crushed by.oilers. In the province of New Russia the most effectual method for destroying locusts is by driving the young into ditches dug two or three feet deep. The Russian government bas decreed that a sum equal to tea cents per pint shall be paid for the
is probably the person who f-ings M Home. sweet home” so affectingly at the evening parties.
The paternal author of an heiress
was approached by a youth who re-
those which arc ravaged by locusts or 1 ^!,e* a few “flutes conversation in grasshoppers, for the protection of birds. Private» sodbegan, “I was requested especially the starling, blackbird, lark. J? 968 Toa- *ir, by your lovely daughter, crow, jackdaw, stork ; and that the attachment—” “ Young man,”
rose-colored starling and trrakle should lnte,rruPted thc parent, briskly, “I
be introduced into the United States, j ,>n 1 that girl of mine is
These birds are a very destructive ene- J out' ^ ou are fourth gentleman
my to the locust. They pursue them * !,aS aPProached me this morning
at night when they alighten the ground, j 011 the suh]ect- I have given my con-
It should be regarded as a Clime to 1 ^nt, r.°,the oth^r!S aud I give it toyon J
shoot or catch any birds which show ^ SS You ”
themselves useful to the inhabitants juT TTIV t*
An exchange says :—Keep
to the inhabitant* In Egypt, the ibex was considered ea-
cred, because it dt»truyed reptile, and ! !i ,P'ckaKe ^ »««nic in a .ate
insects, especially the locust. Prance fr’;? "i “ >pri«lle a little
Dl.ce. her eh Ut r.li.ne. . * A. T *’"N-bmtered p.ece of bread.
and put it where they are accustomed to spend their evenings.
Fill a barrel half full of water. HaDg a cover a little smaller than the top, sc that it will be easily tipped over. fasten a bit ct smoked bacon to the
place* her chief reliance tor the destruction of the locusts upon bird*.
I shall not attempt any details of the prolonged scries of visitations of these insects, from which so many of the Mates and Territories are now suffer-
log Since 1873, few portions of the j cenIre and th, ul0ruiD„
vast country lying between the Mi*-I th.-dead rats n
sissippi river and the Rocky Mountain i> i «■»*..
L l t ^ J round un your old ink bottles and
have long been exempt from their rav- L, k *• i Doilies ana
. *._ nMaj us. s?.Ta*?rs sr ic:
.ar with the sad experience of uiany j tl)e rats rl)„ Cal!e wher*
localities in your several State*, where , x* • h
the people have suffered continuedly to will ei™ ’) 2/2 ? "g jS / the tut extremity of endurance I A, | ^ *Z‘ *° ^ ""
own estate, the ravages have thus far beeu confined to a comperatively small belt along our western and northern borders, but within this area many localities have suffered an almost total loss of crops for four years in succes
and take up a
caught, little time ir setting.
By the diligent use of these four modes, we will guarantee respite from the racket in a month.
A Promise—A promise should btf aion ; and with the people there the ‘ gi*en with caution, and kept with-care. question is fast assn aiming the vital 1 A promise should be made with the r.lternative of exterminating the pests, | heart, and remembered by the head. or of being exterminated by them. I A promise is the offspring of the inten--During the present year, while the to- I lion, and should be nurtured by reeol-tal loss has been little or no greater t lection. A promise and its performance than in prior seasons, and less complete j should, like a true balance, alway* pre-r destruction has oceured in any single i sent a mutual adjustment. A promise locality, the insects have laid their egg* ! delayed is justice deterred. A promise in sections not heretofore visited by neglected i* an untruth told. A prom-them, creating an apprehension for the j n** attended to is a debt settled.
future, such as has never bean exp^r- ...........«»-—--
ienced. An exchange says that a society has
It is a singular fact, that although ; ^een ‘&rmed in Siberia which compel* the grasshoppers or' locust* have in a*‘ D,aie!* 10 marry when of age, and fetted vaaious portions of this country, ma^e8 the wife the head of the family more or lc«s, nearly every season for a,nv^ husband a marked subordinate, the past one hundred years, few of our ^ ^ere are a K°°d many families in this of our observing writers of sciedfists comQ1unity that are run on the Siberian
have mad* more than a passing notice I