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Cowboys of ths Flying Heart ranch sre
keartbn-Ken oxer (he loss of their much-
prized phonograph by the defeat of their
champion In a toot-race with the cook of
the Centipede ranch. A house party Is
on at the Flying Heart. J. Wallingford
Speed, cheer leader at Yale, and Culver
Covington. Inter-collegiate champion run
ner. are expected
Helen Blake. Speed’s
sweetheart, suggests to Jean Chant n. sis
ter of the owner of the ranch, that site
induce Covington, her iover. to xvin ba- k
Helen deciares that It
Covington wont run. Speed wifi. The
cowboy» are hilarious oxer the prqspecL
Speed and his valet. Larry Glass. trainer
st Yale, arrive Helen Blake asks Speed
who has posed to her as an athlete, to
race against the Centipede man
cowboys join In the appeal to Wally, and
fearing that Helen will find him out. he
consents. He insist, 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
Stanforxi university and in love with
Helen, tries to discredit Speed with the
ladles and the cowboys. Speed «nd Glass
put in the time they are supposed to be
training playing cards in a secluded spot.
The cowboys tetl Glass it is up to him to
s*e that S’ --rd wins the race. Willie, the
gunman, declares the trainer will go back
east packed In lee. If Speed fails. A tele
gram comes from Covington saying he is
In jail at Omaha for ten days. Glass In
a panic for ,-s Speed to begin training In
earnest. The cowboys force Speed to eat
tn the training quarters and prepare h m
a diet of verx- rare meat. Miss Rluke
bakes a cake for Speed and is offended
when Larry refuses to allow him to eat
It. Cnvlrgton arrives on crutches. He
says he broke his toe in Omaha. Mrs
Reap, engaged to Covington and In love
with Jack Chapin, exposes Speed to
Helen, because Speed bad failed to pre
vent Covington from joining the party
Speed decides to cripple himself, but
Skinner, the Centipede runner, appears
with a proposition to throw the race.
Glass attempts to escape at night, but Is
captured. Fresno gixes Gallagher, the
to bet against
Speed for him. Helen Blake hears of tt
and bets 1500 on Speed. Glass recognizes
Skinner as a professional runner.
Instantly a full lunged roar went up
that rolled away to the foot-hills, and
the runners sped out of the pandemon
ium. their legs twinkling against the
dust-colored prairie. Down to the
turn they raced. Speed was leading.
Fright had acted upon him as an elec
tric charge; his terror lent him wings;
be was obsessed by a propelling force
outside of himself. Naturally strong,
lithe, and active, he likewise pos
sessed within him the white-hot flame
of youth, and now. with a nameless
fear to spur him on, be ran as any
tsalthy, frightened young animal
would run. At the second turn Skin
ner had not passed him. but the thud
of his feet was close behind.
This unparalleled phenomenon sur-
prised Lawrence Glass perhaps most
Was this a miracle? He
turned to Covington, to find him danc-
ing madly, his crutches waving over
bls head, in his eyes the stare of a
maniac. His mouth was distended,
and Glass reasoned that he must be
shouting violently, but could not be
•ure. Suddenly Covington dashed to
the turn whence the runners would
be revealed as they covered the last
half lap, for nothing was distinguish
able through the fence, burdened by
human forms, and Larry lumbered aft
er him, ploughing his way through the
crowd and colliding with the box upon
which stood the Echo Phonograph, of
New York and Paris. He hurled
Mariedetta out of his path with brutal
disregard, but even before he could
• • Had Fallen!
reach his point of vantage the sprint
ers burst into the homestretch. Larry
Glass saw it all at a glance—Speed
was weakening, while Skinner was
running easily. Nature had done her
utmost; she could not work the Im-
possible. As they tore past. Skinner
The air above the corral became
blackened with hats as If a flock of
vultures had wheeled suddenly; the
shriek of triumph that rose from the
Centipede ranks warned the trainer
that he had tarried too long. Heavily
he set off across the prairie for New
The memory of that race awakened
Speed from his slumbers many times
In later years. When he found the
brown shoulder of his rival drawing
past he realized that for him the end
of all things was at hand And yet,
be ft said to his credit, he held dog
gedly to his task, and began to fight
his waning strength with renewed de
termination Down through the noisy
crowd he pounded at the heels of his
antagonist, then out upon the second
lap. But now his fatigue increased
rapidly, and as it increased, so did
Skinner's lead. At the second turn
Wally was hopelessly outdistanced,
and began to sob with fury, In an
ticipation of the last. long, terrible
stretch. Back toward the final turn
they came, the college man desper
ately laboring, the cook striding on
like a machine Wally saw the rows
of forms standing upon the fence, but
of the shouting he heard nothing
Skinner was twenty yards ahead now.
and flung a look back over his shoul
der. As he turned into the last
straightaway he looked back again
and grinned triumphantly.
Then—J. Wallingford Speed gasped,
and calling upon his uttermost atom of
strength, quickened the strides of his
leaden legs. Skinner had fallen!
A shriek of exultation came from
the Flying Heart followers; It died as
the unfortunate man struggled to his
feet, and was off again before his op
ponent had overtaken him. Down the
alley of human forms the two came;
then as their man drew ahead for an
instant or two, such a bedlam broke
forth from Gallagher’s crew that Law-
rence Glass, well started on his over
land trip, judged that the end had
But Skinner wavered. His ankle
turned for a second time; he seemed
about to fall once more? Then he
righted himself, but he came on hob
The last thirty yards contained the
tortures of a lifetime to Wally Speed.
His lungs were bursting, his head was
rolling, every step required a separate
and concentrated effort of will. He
knew he was wobbling, and felt his
knees ready to buckle beneath him.
but he saw the blue tight stretched
ribbon just ahead, and continued to
lessen the gap between himself and
Skinner until he felt he must reach
out wildly and grasp at the other
man's clothing. Helen's face stood out
from the blur, and her lips cried to
him. He plunged forward, his out-
flung arm tore the ribbon from Its
fastening, and he fell. But Skinner
was behind him.
HE only thing in the world
that th« victorious Speed
wanted was to lie down and
stretch out and allow those
glowing coals In his chest
to cool off
hands seized him, and
he found himself astride
of Stover’s shoulders and
gyrating about the Echo Phonograph
in the midst of a war-dance. He
kicked violently with hfs spiked shoes,
whereat the foreman bucked like a
wild horse under the spur and dropped
him, and he staggered out of the
crowd, where a girl flew to him.
"Oh, Wally,” she cried, "I knew you
could!” He sank to the ground. and
she knelt beside him.
Skinner was propped against the
corral fence opposite, his face dlstort-
ed with suffering, and Gallagher was
rubbing his ankle.
“ ’Taint broke, I reckon,” said Gal-
lagher, rising. "I wish to hell it
was!" He stared disgustedly at his
fallen champion, and added:
don’t want y’all for a cook no more,
Skinner. You never was no good no
how. lie turned to Helen and handed
her a double handful of bank notes, as
Berkeley Fresno buried his hands in
his pockets and walked away. "Here’s
your coin, miss. If ever you get an
other hunch, let me know. An’ here's
yours, Mr. Speed; it's a weddln' pres
ent from the Centipede.” He fetched
a deep sigh. "Thank the Ixjrd we'll
git somethin' fit to eat from now on !"
Speed staggered to Skinner, w ho
was still nursing his Injury, and held
out his hand, whereat the cook winked
his left eye gravely.
"The best man won,” said Skinner,
"arid say—there's a parson at Albu
querque.” Then he groaned loudly,
and fell to massaging his foot.
There came a fluttering by his side,
and Miss Blake's voice said to him.
with sweetness and with pity:
"I'm so sorry you lost your POH|-
tlon, Mr. Skinner. You're a splendid
"Never mind the Job, miss, I’ve got
something to remember it by.1
pointed to a sash which lay beside
him "The loser gets the ribbon.
miss," he explained gallantly.
Off to the right there came a new
outcry, and far across the level prairie
a strange sight was revealed to the
beholders. A fat man In white flan
nets was doubling and dodging ahead
of two horsemen, and even from a
considerable distance It could plainly
be seen that he was behaving with re
markable agility for one so heavy.
Repeatedly his pursuers headed him
off, but be rushed past them, seemlng-
ly possessed by the blind sense of di-
rectton that guides the homing pigeon
or th« salmon In Its springtime run.
He was beaded toward the east.
"Why, It's Larry!” ejaculated Speed.
"And Cloudy and Carara."
“Wally, your man has lost his rea
son!" Chapin called.
At that Instant the watchers saw
the Mexican thunder down upon
Glass, his lariat swinging about bls
I-azliy the rop« uncoiled and
settled over th« fleeing figure, then,
atnld a cloud of dust, Carara's hors«
set Itself upon Its haunches and tha
white clad figure came to tho end of
its flight. There was a violent etrug
gle, as if the cowbody had hooked a
leaping tuna, cactus plants and sage
brush were uprooted, then tho pony
begun to back away, always keeping
the lariat taut. But Glass was no
easy captive, as his threshing arms
and legs betrayed, and even when he
ixas dragged back to the scene of the
race, panting, grimy, dishevelled, th«
rope still about his waist, he seemed
obsessed by that wild insanity for
flight. He was drenched with perspi
ration. his collar was dangling, one
end of a suspender trailed behind him.
At sight of Speed he uttered a cry.
then plunged through the crowd likes
bull, bu> the lariat loop slipped to the
neck and tightened like a hangman's
"Larry,” cried hie employer, sharply,
"have you lost your head?”
"Ain't they g g got you yet?" queried
the trainer tn a strangling voice.
"You idiot. I won!"
"You won!" Larry’« eyes wer«
starting from his head
"He sure did,” Bald Stover, Didn’t
you think he could?"
Glass apprehended that look of BUS
RAISE SEED POTATOES
USING THE TOBACCO SPRAYS
Particularly Valuable for All Kinde of
Aphis—Should Be Applied About
SUREST MEANS OF DEVELOPING
th« First of Jun«.
(Uy A. I.- MICI-ANI'Flit, Washington K»
perlmenl Si al Ion >
Uniformity of Site and Shape Should
Receive Mor« Attention—There la
Increasing Demand for Fancy
(By WI1J.IAM STUART)
Tho superiority of Immature over
mature tubers for attod purposes is
not as yet recognized by tho American
potato grower. Tho European grow
ers, on tho other hand, have long real
tied that, other things being equal,
larger crops can be produced from
Immature seed than from mature seed
Uniformity of size and shape la a
quality which should receive more
thought, and strains of potatoes giving
the greatest yield of fair-sized, shapely
tubers should bo cultivated. It la par
ticularly Important at present that
such strain« bo developed, because
there la an increasing demand for
fancy table stock to satisfy tho re
quirements of a largo and discriminat
ing class of consumers who are Insist
ing on greater uniformity In «Ize and
shape and aro willing to pay more for
The simplest and surest means of
developing high grade seed potatoes
Is that of the tuber unit and hill selec
tion methods. Tho tuber-unit method
consists in selecting from tho seed bln
a number of the moat tx-rfectly
shaped tubers of from six to eight
ounces in weight, When planted those
tiro quartered, as dropped. Into four
equal parts. This Is done by splitting
tho bud eye cluster In each direction
from eeod to stem end In other words,
tho tuber Is cut lengthwise. All tu
bers showing discolorations of tho
flesh or other evidence of disease
should be rejected. Plant tho four
Tho tobacco sprays aro particularly
valuublo for all kinds of aphis, includ
ing those species affecting house
plants. Tho woolly aphis, blackberry
aphis, tho loaf hopper, rod spider, flea
beetles and young seal« Insects nil can
bo controlled by this spray This makes
probably th« best spray for oyster
shell bark louse, and should be given
for that Insect as soon us tho youug
hatch, usually about Juno 1.
Although primarily a contact spray
with tobacco spray kills by suffoca
tion. For this reason It surpasses oth
er contact remedies like kerosene
emulsion or w hale oil soup.
After an aphis has curled a leaf
It Is difficult to control It with other
contact remedies, because the «phis
Is protected from such remedies, but
ARTIST WAS JUST CURIOUS
Kindly Informed by Dewhlekered Far-
rnsr That Machin« Ms Wee Driv
ing Wee an Automobile.
Not long ago a New York artist. In
search of quiet and rest, as will an
beautiful «emery. sought out a remote
and wild comer of lb« Northwest,
■ where he rejoiced In the absent:« of
all modern conveniences.
One day. ns he rod« Ms home over
a corduroy read In u swampy forest,
. he was amazed to hear th« sound of
: an automobile horn Huddmly a U*nd
in th» road brought him face to far»
with a small motor car. driven by a
hew hiskered farmer.
Hetdng with what difficulty the rid
<-r was maintaining Ma s<at as th«
hors« reared, plunged and back««!, aid
reallilng that he could not gat by tb«
frightened animal on so narrow a high
way, tho farmer Stopped his ear,
Jumped out, caught the bridle and led
the hors« past It.
After expressing Ms thanks, the ar
tist, wishing to show au appreciative
Interest, Inquired what machine II was
"It's an automobile, stranger." was
th« farmer s Indulgent reply
Fun for the Baby, but
a drip of tobacco spray
will give a fume which
tho breathing of tho aphis, and this
can bo depended on, even though the
leaves of the tree uro badly curled.
The tobacco sprays are coming more
and more Into general use. The depre
dations of tho various forms of plant
lice are So great that tho most effec
tive remedies should be made use of
In controlling them.
"I’m So Sorry You Lost Your Posi
tion, Mr. Skinner.”
piclon "Certainly!” said he "Didn’t
I say so. all along? Now take that
clothes line off of me; I've got to run
That evening J. Wallingford Speed
and Helen Blake sat together In the
hammock, and much of the time her
hand was tn his. I Yom the bunk-
house across the courtyard floated
the voice of the beloved Echo Phono
graph. now sad, now gay; now shril
Ung the peaceful air with Mme. Mel
ba’s "Holy City,” now waking the
echoes with tho rasping reflections of
"Silas on Fifth Avenue.” To the
spellbound sudlence gathered clown
beside it, it was divine; but deep as
was their satisfaction. It could not
compare with that of the tired young
son of Elf. Ineffable peace and con
tentment were his; the whole wide
world was full of melody.
"And now that I’ve told you what
a miserable fraud I am, you won't
stop loving mo?” ho questioned.
Helen nestled closer and shook her
head. There was no need for words.
Jack Chapin came out upon th«
porch with the chaperon. "Well, Fres
no caught his train,” he told them.
"And we have had such a glorious
drive coming back!
The night is
"Yes, so nice and moonlight!” Wai-
ly agreed pleasantly, whereat Jack
"It's as black at pitch.”
"Why, so it is!” Then as a fresh
song burst forth from the very heart
of the machine, he murmured affec
tionately: "By Jove! there goes The
Baggage Coach Ahead' once more!
That makes ten times.”
"It's a beautiful thing. Isn't it?”
Miss Blake sighed dreamily.
“I—I believe I’m learning to like It
myself,” her lover agreed. "Poor
Tho bridesmaids wore white organ-
die and carried violets.
Down the Scale.
A certain bride is very mu eh In lov«
with her husband and very willing to
admit it. She likes to sound his
praises to her mother end to her girl
friends. She has a number of original
expressions. When her husband Is
good she says he Is "chocolate cake,
three layers deep." When he Is very
good he Is "chocolate cake, four layers
deep," and so on up the scale. Occa
sionally, however, things take a turn.
The bride's mother dropped In th«
other day. The bride was a trifle
peevish, but her mother pretended not
to notice this.
"And how was John today?” was
her Inquiry. "Chocolate, four layers
"Three layers deep?"
"Two layers deep?"
"No." This with a pout
"Then what Is he?"
"Dog biscuit!"—National Monthly.
No. 1—Weak Tuber Units.
No. 2—Yield From Weak Tuber Units.
No. 3—Yield the Following Season
From Five of the Best Tuber Unit«
in No. 2.
pieces of each tuber consecutively In
a row at a distance of from ten to
twelve Inches apart In the furrow. By
allowing more apace between each sot
of four pieces each tuber is isolated
from adjoining ones and tho grower
can readily observe any variation In
vigor and uniformity between tho va
rious units planted.
BEES AS CROP DESTROYERS
Charge That Damage Results From
Sucking of Nectar From the
Flower Is Very Unjust One.
Bees are many times accused of be
ing destroyers of crops of different
kinds, more especially the fruit crops.
Tho charge that damage results from
the bees sucking the nectar from the
flower Is a very unjust one, relates the
Perdue Agriculturist, for, while the bee
Is taking the nectar from the flowers
It is aiding greatly In tho pollination
of the flowers, making a good crop
A complaint which is very often made
Is that the honey bee punctures fruits,
apples, pears, grapes, etc., and suck
the juices. As a matter of fact, bees
never puncture sound fruit. They do,
however, suck the Juices from fruit if
tho skin Is broken by some other
means, thus using up fruit that Is al
Preparation of Orchard.
As the orchard Is to occupy tho
land for several years, the work of
thoroughly preparing the soil before
planting is Important.
Whether the planting is to be done
early or late in the season, there Is no
time during the whole year so oppor
tune for effective work with the plow,
subsoil plow and harrow as Just after
the first good fall rain. At this time
the subsoil is moist, not wet, and last
ing benefits result from stirring and
pulverizing the subsoil to a good
depth when it is in just the right con
Clean Up Filth.
The barn and hog yards should be
drained each spring and all filth
should be scraped up and burned; also
the hen parks.
More tuberculosis and other dis-
eases of both man and beast arise
from shiftlessness in keeping fllth
about If not cleaned away every
spring the heat of the summer months
davelous Its element« a thousand fold.1
"General.” he said to th« Insurgent
leader, "the army grows restless. Tho
men tim'd a diversion.”
"Shoot another bunch of noncom
batants." suggested tho eminent bush
"No us®," replied the aldo "The fir
Ing eqtind yawned over the last bunch
One of the boys fell asleep and shot a
The fiery leader frowned
"Gonaalvo." bn said, "I greatly fear
we will have to start In and do sum«
more fighting " —• Cleveland
The American Tourist The car'!o
very old. you say?
BIG FACTOR IN INCUBATION la The
Native It dates back to the
Causes of Lcwer Percentage in Arti
The Tourist It's had hard usage.
ficial Hatching Is Matter of Con
The Native (monotonously) It was
built In 11)92, the tower was added In
137.1, It was unrte-fed by Cromwell's
Tho question of the causa or causes
army In IG43 and burned by the mili
of tbo lower hatching percentage that
tants In 1914
commonly characterizes artificial In
cubation when compared with results
obtained when eggs are set under
hens. Is a matter about which there
Is considerable conjecture, but little
In connection with various theories
that have been advanced and several
experiments that have boon made, it
Is perhnps suggestive that Investi
gators have recently inclined to tho
opinion that unsatisfactory results aro
probably due In greater measure than
is generally supposed to an excess of
Several authorities are mentioned In
support of the statement that there
Is a larger amount of carbon dioxide
In the air surrounding the eggs that
aro naturally hatched than In n well-
Ventilated Incubator, and tho question
Is raised as to whether and to what
extent ft may be an essential factor
Hhe—Pa says you haven't u very
Hie You should have told him 1 had
Most Approved Method of Renewing a very lurid past
Depleted Soli Is to Plow Under
At the Art Gallery.
Some Green Crop.
Mr. Cyrus Green Molly, what is
The plowing under of green crop« that picture called In the catalogue?
Mrs. Green (reading)—Cows after
like pea«, oats, clover, alfalfa and
other grasHoa, Is, next to a liberal use Rosa Bonheur.
Mr Green By gosh! I see the
of barnyard manure, the most approved
method of renewing a depleted soli cows, but where la Rosn Bonheur?
and of malr.’alnlng the fertility of new
In th« Studio.
The lady—Of course, Mr. Cobalt,,
Where this Is practised in connec
tion with a rotation of crops there they’re awfully charming, but why doi
need be no fear of any deterioration In you paint nothing but nudes?
The Artist—Can’t afford to gown
the soil. Indeed, If a sufficiency of
livestock 1« kept and the products of em. dear lady—fashions chango so
the farm mainly transformed Into beef, quickly.—London Opinion.
mutton and poultry before being sold,
What the Proposal Really Was.
the land will grow richer and more
"How did you propose to support
valuable with each successive year.
my daughter, sir?”
"I didn’t proimae to her to support
Poor Planter Is Expenslv«.
her nt all I only proposed to her to.
If tho corn planter gave trouble
■marry meRnhoboth Sunday Herald.
last spring, batter order a new one
now. A poor corn planter Is an ex-
Another Kind.’ •
pensive implement to use
"Pop. were the knights of old law->
though the planter dropped satlsfac- ¡yers?"
torlly last year, It should be tested
"What a question I Of course not"
with this year’s- seed supply before
"Well, this book says every knight
planting time arrives.
had a lot of retainers."
USE OF GREEN FERTILIZERS
A Neat Hit.
Tn extending bean growing Into new
Gladys -Jack proposed to me last
territory there are no positive rule« hlght.
to be followed. Simply try out some
Maude—He told me ho didn’t care
of the different varieties and watch What became of him when I refused!
him last week.