Mt. Scott herald. (Lents, Multnomah Co., Or.) 1914-1923, March 19, 1914, Image 6

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Cowboy» of th» Ftytng ranch ar»
fwwrtbroken over th» loss of their mueh-
prixrst phonograph by th» defeat of their
>'hamplon In a foot-rac» with th» cook of
the Centipede ranch. A house party Is
on at the Flying Heart. J. Wailingford
Speed, cheer leader at Yale, and Culver
Covington. Inter-colledate champion run­
ner. are expected. Helen Blake. Speed's
sweetheart, becomes Interested In the loss
at the phonograph She suggests to Jean
Chapin, slater of the owner of the ranch,
that she Induce Covington. her lover, to
win back the phonograph. Helen declares
that If Covington won t run. Speed will.
The Cowboys are hilarious over the pros­
pect. Speed and his valet Larry Glass,
trainer at Yale, arrive. Helen Blake asks
Speed, who has posed to her as an ath­
lete. to race against the Centipede man.
Tlve cowboys join In the appeal to Wally,
and fearing that Helen will find him out.
he consents. He insista however, that he
shall be entered as an unknown, figuring
that Covington will arrive In time to take
his place. Fresno, glee club singer from
Stanford university and In lov» with
Helen, tries to discredit. Speed with the
ladles and the cowboys. Speed and Glass
put In the time they are supposed to be
training playing cards in a secluded spot.
The cowboys explain to Speed how much
the race means to them. Speed assures
them he will do his best. The cowboys
tett Glass It Is up to him to see that Speed
wins the race. Willie, the gunman, de­
clares the trainer wilt go back east pack­
ed In Ice. If Speed falls.
CHAPTER X.—Continued.
Carar* returned the knife to Its
hiding-place, »wept the floor graceful­
ly with his sombrero, then placing the
spangled head-piece at an exact angle
upon his raven locks, lounged out. his
sliver spurs tinkling In the silence.
Glass took a deep breath.
“He doesn't mean to kill you—just
cut you,“ said Speed.
“I got It," declared the other, fer­
Again he laid repressing
hands upon his bulging front and
looked down at it tenderly. “They've
all got It in for my pad. haven't they?”
“I told you to keep away from that
“Humph!" Glass spoke with soulful
conviction. “Take it from me, Bo. Ill
walk around her. as if she was a lake.
Who'd ever think that chorus-man
was a killer?”
“Surely you don’t care for her seri­
“Not now. I—I love my Cuban,
but”—he quivered apprehensively—
Til bet that rummy packs a 'shiv* in
every pocket.”
From outside the bunk-house came
the low, musical notes of a quail, and
Glass puckered his lips to answer,
then grew pale. “That's her,” he de­
clared, in a panic. ”l've got a date
with her.”
“Are you going to keep It?"
“Not for a nose-bag full of gold nug­
gets! Take a look, Wally, and see
what she's doing.”
Speed did as directed. “She's wait­
“Let her wait,” breathed the trainer.
-'Here comes Stover and Willie.”
"More bad news.” Glass unrolled
his prayer-rug, and stepped upon It
"Say, what's that word?
You know! The password.
That’s her!” The fat man began
to mumble thickly. It was plain that
his spirit was utterly broken.
But this call was prompted purely
by solicitude, it seemed. Willie bad
little to say, and Stover, ignoring ail '
mention of the earlier encounter he
had witnessed, exclaimed:
There's been some queer goln's-on
•round here, Mr. Speed. Have you no­
ticed ’em?’
“No. What sort?”
“Well, the other mornln' I discov­
ered some tracks through one of Miss
Jean's flower-beds.”
Strange tracks.
"What does that signify?”
“We ain't altogether certain. Ca-
rara says he seen a stranger hangin*
around night before last, and jest now
we found where a boss had been pick­
eted out in the ravine. Looks like he’d
stood there more’n once."
"It has nothing to do with me.”
"I ain't sure. It looks to us like It's
somebody from the Centipede. They're
equal to any devilment.”
Speed showed an utter lack of com­
prehension, so Willie explained.
"Understand, we’ve made this race
pay or play.
Mebbe they alm to
eripple you.”
"Me!” Speed started. "Good heav­
"Oh, they'd do It quick enough! I
wouldn't put it past ’em to drop a .45
through your winder if It could be
djne safe.”
“Shoot me, you mean?”
“Allah 1” said Glass, devoutly from
bls corner.
Stover and Willie nodded. "If I was
you. I'd keep the lamp between me
and the winder every night."
“Why, this is abominable!” ex­
claimed the young college man, stiffly.
“I—I can’t stand for this, It’s getting
too serious.”
"There ain’t nothin’ to fear," said
Willie, soothingly.
"Remember, I
told yon at the start that we'd see
there wasn't no crooked work done.
Well. I'm goln' to ride herd on you,
»■wf m . Mr. Speed."
Ha smllM
manner to reassure. "If there's any
shootin' comes off. I'll be In on It"
“8—say, what's to prevent us being
murdered when we’re out for a run?”
queried Glass.
"Me!” declared the little man. “Ill
saddle my bronc' an' lope along with
you. We'll keep to the open country."
Instantly Speed saw the direful con­
sequences of such a procedure, and
summoned his courage to say: "No
It's very kind of you, but 1 shall give
up training."
”1 mean training on the road. I—
I'll run Indoors."
"Not a bit like it” declared Stover.
"You'll get your daily run if we have
to lay off all the punchers on the
place and put 'em on as a body-guard.
We can’t let you get hurt You're
worth too ’iuch to us."
“Larry and I will take a chance.”
"Not for mine!" firmly declared the
trainer. "I don't need no mineral in
my system. I'm for the house.”
"Then I shall run alone.”
"You’re game.” said Willie admir­
ingly, and bis auditor breathed easier,
"but we can't allow it”
“I—I’d rather risk my life than put
you to so much trouble.”
"It’s ouly a pleasure.”
"Nevertheless, I can't allow IL I’ll
run alone. If they kill me for It”
"Oh, they won't try to kill you
They’ll probably shoot you In the legs.
That's just as good, and It's a heap
easier to get away with.”
Speed felt his knee-caps twitching.
“I've got it!” said he at last "I'll
run at night!"
Stover hesitated thoughtfully.
"I don't reckon you could do your­
self justice that-away, but you might
do your trainin’ at daylight
Centipede goes to work the same time
we do. and the chances Is your assas­
sin won't miss bis breakfast”
“Good! I—I'll do that!"
"I sure admire your courage, but if
you see anything suspicious, let us
know. We'll git 'em," said Willie.
"Thank you."
The two men went out, whereupon
Glass chattered:
"W—what did I tell you?
worse’n suicide to stick around this
farm. I’m going to blow."
"Where are you going?"
"New York. Let's beat it!”
t"Never!" exclaimed the college
man. stubbornly.
We’ll hear from
Covington before long.
Besides, I
can't leave until I get some money
from home."
"Let's walk.”
"Don’t be a fool!” ’
"Then I’ve got to have a drink."
Glass started for the living-quarters,
but at the door ducked quickly out of
sight. “She's there!" be whispered
tragically. "She seen me, too!”
Mariedetta was squatting in the
shade opposite, her eyes fixed stolidly
upon the training-quarters.
“Then you’ve got to lay low till she
gives up." declared Wally. "We’re in
trouble enough as it is."
For nearly an hour the partners dis­
cussed the situation while the Mexi-
"There's Something for You.”
can maid retained her position; then,
when Glass was on the verge of mak­
ing a desperate sally. Cloudy entered
silently. Although this had been an
unhappy morning for the trainer, here
at least was one person of whom he
had no fear, and bls natural optim­
ism being again to the fort, be greeted
the Indian lightly.
"Well, how's the weather, Cloudy?"
"Mr. Cloudy to you,” said the other.
Both Glass and his protege stared. It
was the first word the Indian had
uttered since their arrival. Lawrence
winked at his companion.
"All right, If you like It better.
How’s the weather. Mister Cloudy?”
He snickered at his own joke, where­
upon the aborigine turned upon him
slowly, and said. In perfect English:
"Your humor is misplaced with ma.
Don’t forget, Mr. Glass, that the one
Yale football team you trained, I
dropped a goal on from the forty-flvs-
< ward Ua<"
Glass allowed his mouth to open tn
amazement. The day was replete
with surprises.
“ M!" he said, while the light of un­
derstanding came over him. "You're
Cloudy-byt-the-Sun ShinesF’
“Yee—Carlisle." Cloudy threw back
his head, and pointed with dignity to
the flag of his Altna Mator hanging
upon the wall.
"By Jove, 1 remember thatl" ex­
claimed Speed.
"So will Yale so long as she lives,"
predicted the Indian, grimly. "You
crippled me In the second half"—ho
stirred his withered leg—"but I
dropped it on you; and—I have not
forgotten.” He ground the last sen­
tence between his teeth.
"See here. Bo—Mr. Cloudy.
don't blame us for that?”
Cloudy grunted, and threw a yellow
envelope on the fl<r at Speed's feet
"There la something for you,” said
he, while his lips curled. He turned,
and limped silently to the door.
“And 1 tried to kid him!” breathed
Glass with disgust, when the visitor
had gone. "I ain't been tn right since
Garfield was shot"
“It's a telegram from Covington!”
cried Speed, tearing open the mes­
sage. "At last!”
"Thank the Lord!” Glhss started
forward eagerly. "When ‘II he be here?
Quick!” Then he paused.. J. Walling*
ford Speed bad gone deathly pale, and
was reeling slightly. “What's wrong?”
The college man made uncertainly
for his bed. murmuring incoherently:
"I—I'm sick! I’m sick. Larry!” He
fell limply at full length, nud groanod,
"Call the race off!”
Glass snatched the missive from hts
employer's nerveless fingers, and read,
with bulging eyes, as follows:
"J. Wallingford Speed. Flying Heart
Ranch, Kidder, N. M.:
“Don't tip off. Am in jail Omaha.
Looks like ten days.
The trainer uttered a cry like that
of a wounded animal.
“Call it off, Larry,” moaned the
Hope of the Flying Heart Tve been
"Poisoned, eh?" said the fat man,
tremulously. "Poisoned! Nix! Not
with me!" He walked firmly across
the room, flung back the lid of Speed's
athletic trunk, and began to paw
through it feverishly. One after an­
other he aeleoted three heavy sweat­
er», then laid strong bands upon his
protege and jerked him to hla feet
"Sick, eh? Here, get into these!"
"What do you mean. Lawrence T' In­
quired hts victim.
"If you get sick, I die." Glass
opened tbe first sweater, and half­
smothered hla protege with IL "Hur­
ry up! You’re golug Into training!”
HAT was a terrible hour for
J. Wallingford Speed. As
for Larry, once he had
grasped the full significance
of the telegram, be became
a different person. Some
wrought a chemical altera­
tion In his every fiber; ho
became a domineering, Iron-wllled au­
tocrat, obsessed by tbe one idea of
his own preservation, and not besltat*
Ing to use physical force when force
became necessary to lessen his peril
Repeatedly Speed folded his arms
over his stomach, rocked In the throes
of anguish, and walled that he was
perishing of cramps; the trainer only
snorted with derision. When he re­
fused to don tbe clothes selected for
him. Glass fell upon him like a raging
"You won't eh?” We’ll see!”
Then Speed took refuge in anger,
but the other cried:
“Never mind tbe hysterics. Bo.
You're going to run off some blubber
"But I have to go riding!"
"Not a chance!”
"I tell you I'll run when I come
back,” maintained the youth, almost
tearfully beseeching. "They're wait­
ing for me."
"Let ’em gallop—you can run along*
"With all these sweaters? I'd have
a sunstroke."
“It’s tbe best thing for you. I never
thought of that.”
As Glass forced his protege toward
tbe house, the other young people ap­
peared clad for their excursion; their
horses were tethered to tbe porch.
And It waa an ideal day for a ride­
warm, bright, and inviting.
Lobsters That Do Not Boil Red.
Native French lobsters are growing
scarce as the result of a series of epi­
demics, and an attempt la being made
to introduce those from Roumanla.
Hungary and Russia. But these for­
eign lobsters have little flesh on them
and turn a dull color when they are
To give them if possible tbe attract­
ive scarlet tint, appetizing odor and
delicious taste of the native Professor
Leger is making researches in his lab­
oratory of plsclcultured In the Uni­
versity of Grenoble, and be hopes, In
naturalizing tbe foreign species, to
give them some at least of the French
Lord Wolverhampton's complaint of
the burdens added to the cares of
heads of departments In official life
by bad bandwriting recalls an amusing
Incident which occurred when ths
House of Lords was In committee on
the reform bill of 1867. The clerk of
tbe house Intimated that an amend­
ment bad been handed In, tbe writing
of which waa so Illegible that he was
unable to say what It waa about or
who had written it It was then dis­
covered that Lord Lyttelton was the
author, and it turned out to be a pro­
posal disfranchising all persons who
mu U »•) writal—London Answer,
«I on
M '« 8W mv
sis! llruuler» Money ran bur.
Panel and Braces for Making a Portable Sheep Fence- Wire Fencing la
Also Frequently Used In the Construction of Panels.
(Prepared by th» United Riat»» D»part-
meat <>f Aaiicuitur».)
Sheep husbandry should receive
more attention from the farmer of
this country than It does at tbe pres­
ent time Unquestionably sheep rais­
ing could profitably be fitted into the
general management of thousands of
farms where there Is none at the pres­
ent time On many other farina the
size of the flock could bo Increased
and more attention given to thia
branch of farming with resulting profit
to the owner, according to the depart­
ment of agriculture.
It has been estimated that sheep
will eat 90 per cent, of all trouble­
some weeds. They are, in fact com­
monly used In cleaning up woods from
fields, fence rows, roadsides, stubble
fields and corn fields
The common
belief among farmers Is that weeds
eaten by sheep are so broken up tn
tbe digestive processes that the seeds
will not germlnato after passing
through the body as in the caso of
other live stock. However, weeds are
rarely permitted to go to seed if
enough sheep are turned in tho field
while the weeds are young and tender.
In some investigations carried on
b7 th* Canadian government among a
considerable number of sheep to de­
termine tho kinds of weeds eaten by
them, it was generally agreed that
sheep would consume all but a very
few extremely unpalatable ones, such
as mullein. Scotch thistle, etc. Upon
inquiry as to tho specific kinds eaten,
one farmer replied that he could not
gtve any deflnlto information on the
subject, as tho sheep kept bis farm
so free from weeds that ho could not
see what kinds they actually ate.
Where sheep havo been kept, but
■ where for some reason they have
been disposed of, a striking difference
has usually occurred In tho appear­
ance of tho farm. Weeds have sprung
up and grown whoro they had former-
i ly been kept in check- There Is no
j bettor solution to the weed problem
than a flock of sheep.
The farmer's sheep should be a
wool and mutton sheep, with empha­
sis upon mutton. This "dual purpose"
sheep, if tho name be permissible, la
a proved success, and It la already
represented In some of tbo breeds.
bred to him, which fact give« rise to
the old saying, “The ram la half tho
flock." The selection of the nun la
thus seen to be a matter of prime Im­
portance. Improvement tn breeding
can be brought about in a flock at less
expense by the use of a good ram
than In any other way. A good ram
Is a valuable Investment, and the few
extra dollars tn cost over the prlco of
a mediocre one multiply themselves
In roturns on tho iamb crop. Tho
wise selection of a single ram has in
many cases made a flock famous.
Probably sheep are subject to more
Ills than any other class of dotneslle
animals. At any rate, they seem to
be more helpless In repelling tbe at­
tacks made upon them. This need
not discourage the prospective shep­
herd, since good cure mid manage-
me nt will obviate most of these trou­
bles. Upon thia care muf munago-
ment depends the "luck" of the shep­
herd. Flocks are known to exist upon
weeds and waste roughages with lit­
tle or no attention, but the returns
nr« proportionately meager.
A well-trained sheep dog Is one of
the greatest friends of the Industry,
while the cur dog Is one of Ils worst
Tbe Scotch collie Is the
sheep dog of America, and a well-
trained one can not be appreciated
unless seen nt work. Their tireless
watching, even at night, makes them
Invaluable to tho sheep herder. By
their barking they warn him of any
prowler that may bo lurking about
tho flock.
Much of the sheepy flavor of mutton
comes from the generation of gases
In the stomach after tho sheep Is
killed. For this reason sheep should
be dressed as rapidly as possible. A
platform six or eight inches high Is
a convenient thing to work on and
aids tn keeping the blood away from
tbe body, insuring a cleaner carcass.
After dressing, the carcass should
bo cooled to 40 degrees, or as near
that as possible. In the summer It
will be necessary to have Ice for this
purpose. Where there Is a farm re­
frigerator the carcass can be placed In
It, provided there la a circulation of
dry air and no objectionable odors
are present Mutton can be kept for
a wook or ten days under these con-
120-Egg Capacity, «1X00
100-Fa» Capacity, 15.00
220-Egg Capacity, 18.00
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I Clanahan Inca tetter Book-
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On» Quits Enough.
A story is being told of n converts,
tlon between a weather expert anil a
cabinet minister.
The minister complained about the
other's weather fori casta not AJwaya
being reliable, .and th« reply wdb that
waathcr forecaatlng would he much
easier If It were known mure definite­
ly the sort of weather that waa hap­
pening in the Atlantic.
"Now," said the expert, "If wo had
further out In ths 'Atlantic another
Island like Ireland------ '*
"Heaven forbid!* ejaculated the
minister, who hud been greatly ha­
rassed over the home rule dispute.-"
London Tit Bits.
It la not generally known that the
muskrat Is the moat Important fur-
bearing animal of North America. In
one year alone (1910) 5.500.000 musk­
rat skins were put upon the tnnrket,
realizing to tho trappers a sum ap­
proximately 81,700,000.
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Combination Rack for Feeding Hay and Grain.
Either 8lde.
The best type is the most profitable
combination of wool and mutton. Tho
Investigations of the tariff board indi­
cate that sheep farming for wool alone
Is unprofitable. In Investigating 543
flocks of the flne-wool section of Ohio
they found that when there was a net
credit to wool the percentage of re­
ceipts from wool was J8 and from
other sources 62. If the raising of
sheep for wool alone does not pay in
this region, it probably would not in
any other part of the farming section.
In establishing a flock it is better
for tbe farmer to start on a small
scale, unless he has previously had
experience. When one Is dealing with
small numbers, a mistake In manage­
ment or an error In judgment Is not
so great Importance as where larger
numbers are Involved. Starting with
a small flock requires less capital also.
If it Is desired to augment the size of
tbe flock, this can be done by the
natural Increase, the best *ewe lambs
being selected each year for the pur­
pose. ’ This should prove more eco­
nomical than buying all the breeding
stock outright. Where tho stock Is
produced on the farm, only the cost of
production can rightly be charged
•gainst it, but where It Is purchased
the cost of production plus a profit
and very often tbe price of the repu­
tation of the breeder must be paid.
By producing the breeding stock him­
self, the farmer should secure a more
uniform lot and one better adapted to
his own particular conditions. Anoth­
er advantage of small numbers, espe­
cially where capital la limited. Is that
better animals can be purchased.
Tbe ram lias as much influence
upon the flock as the entire ewe flock
Sheep Can
Feed Front
dltfons. In the majority of cases, how­
ever, Ice is not available on the farm.
Under these conditions the sheep or
lamb, as the case may be, should be
slaughtered in the evening, the car­
cass allowed to hang out overnight
(whore nothing will disturb It), and
taken to a coo] dry room or cellar in
the morning, before the files are
about. If the carcass la split it will
cool out more rapidly. Under these
conditions it Is a good plan for two or
more farmers to club together, each
taking a part of tbe carcass, so that
there will bo no danger of tbe meat
spoiling before It can bo used.
In tho winter there is little diffi­
culty about keeping the meat A good
way to keep mutton at this time Is to
allow it to freeze up and to cut off
enough for use from time to time with
a saw. A single freezing does not
Injure the quality, but alternate freez­
ing and thawing is harmful and should
be avoided.
I-amb and mutton should never be
used for food until it Is thoroughly
cooled out. Lamb is as good as It
ever will be as soon as It Is thorough­
ly cooled, but mutton Improves with
ripening for a week at 40 to 45 de­
grees F. Mutton can be corned, but
it Is not as palatable nor la It as nu­
tritious as the fresh meat The hama
•re sometimes spiced and are consid­
ered by many to be a delicacy when
prepared In this way.
Select Vigorous Birds.
If you are working for eggs be care­
ful to select the most vigorous birds
for winter layers.
Market all the
mat as broilers. Weaklings are no ao-
oocnt as egg producers.
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