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SISWii'SiriM..! Consolidated Feb., 1899.
COKVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 7, 1901.
VOL. II. NO. 2.
Don't kick and whine,
Just get in line
With the fellows who've grit and
Don't frown and scowl.
Look glum and growl.
Stop prating about ill luck.
Lift up your head,
Don't seem half dead.
Stop wearing a wrinkled face;
Give smiling hope
And joys will come apace.
Out on the man
Whose little span
Is full of grief and gloom,
From trnnjle-bed to tomb.
Give me the chap
Who, whate'er may hap.
Looks np, and is cheerful still.
Who meets a brunt
With a smiling ffont.
And nerve, and vim, and will.
r? shall never marry," said a man's
II voice from the depths of a huge
lounge chair. "People are fond of
telling me I shall change my mind, be
cause I've got a title and a fair amount
of money. That shows all they know.
It makes me laugh when my people
wisely tell me I shall have It one of
these days, and have it badly. I've had
It, old chap, as badly as I could have it
to live, and I'm inoculated for all
-"So that's it, Is it?" murmured
Graves, sympathetically. i
"Yes, that's it. The only girl I ever
loved," Lord Kiddersleigh went on, not
looking at Graves, but staring hard up
at the ceiling high above their heads,
"loved another Johnnie. Now, I take
it, when a Johnnie loves a girl that
loves another Johnnie there's nothing
to be done but clear out; so I cleared
out of the ld Black Horse into this
regiment for no other reason than that
It would bring me out here, and at least
keep me from seeing the other Johnnie
having it all his own way."
"Is she married yet?"
"I suppose so. I really don't know,
for I never heard a word about her.
My people knew her, ah, yes, but
they've never mentioned her in their
"letters, as they don't know I take any
Interest In her they think I haven't
had 'it," he added, with a burst of
ribald laughter that all the same had a
;ring of wretchedness in it.
."Do you know the other man?" asked
"No, I haven't the least idea who he
is, and I don't feel like making any
particular inquiry on the subject. But
that's why I never moon about after
the women, old chap; I'm off all that
kind of thing."
"I never suspected It," said Graves.
"I've often wondered why you kept
yourself as you do, but, by Jove, I nev
er guessed at the reason."
thing a Johnnie cares to talk about to
everybody. I wouldn't have told you,
old fellow, if you hadn't happened to
chum up with me as . you have done,
and nurse me through that last go of
"Oh, that was nothing at all," Graves
thrust in hurriedly.
"Nothing nothing at all from your
puiul vl view, ueciarea lviaaersieign
In his mildest tones. "From mine,
though, it's the sort of thing one don't
forget, and, by Jove, -If you ever go
home, just you go and tell my mother,
and you'll find out whether she calls it
nothing any more than I do."
"Oh, I say. Stop that," said Graves,
shuffling uneasily in his long chair.
For a few minntes neither of them
spoke. Then Kiddersleigh went on. "I
don't know that I'd mind India if it
wasn't for the beastly climate," he said
In the querulous tones of a semi-con-valseent
"It's all right if it happens
to suit you. Look at you, for instance
you're as sound as a bell, and as
healthy as a roach; but It don't seem
to suit me, somehow, and three goes
of fever take it out of one horribly."
Eiddersleigh got leave next morning
to go to Simla to recuperate, but in less
than a month after returning to the
regiment he was down again with
This was the worst attack of any,
and long before he was free of It
Graves took upon himself to write to
Lady Kiddersleigh his exact impres
sion of her son's state of health. He
felt easier when the letter was fairly
gone, and after that Kiddesleigh took
a turn for the worse, and there was
some serious talk of sending him home
by the very first ship.
Kiddersleigh, however, refused to
listen. "No, no," he said, obstinately,
'l came out to see some sport, and I've
had none. This beastly fever must
wear itself out in time, and I'm not
going to be beaten by it. I never ailed
a thing in my life till I came to India,
and If a Johnnie gave in at the begin-
' ning he'd never be able to call his soul
his own again as long as he lived. Give
me stronger doses of quinine, doctor;
you medicos are so afraid of your nos
trums." " - The doctor shook his head and left
them. "Graves," he said, a little later
In the day, "that young fellow will
croak one of these days If we don't
look out. Can't you persuade him Into
listening to reason?"
"You mean he ought to go home?"
"I do. Can you do nothing?"
"I'll try," said Graves.
And Graves did try. He opened the
conversation by speaking of Kidders
leigh's home-going as a certainty, at
Which the Invalid caught instantly.
"I ain't going home," said he.
"Look here, old chap," said Graves.
"Don't you think you're paying that
girl too high a compliment altogether?
No woman in the world is worth a
man's life, and that's what you're giv
ing in this case."
"Do you say I shall die?"
"Yes, if you stop here." For the life
of him Graves could not keep his voice
quite steady, and afterwards he ad
mited that he had never felt so helpless
or so lonely In his life as he did at this
"Well, then, I'd just as soon," said
the invalid, tenacious of his one idea.
Graves jumped up and went out of
the room. For the life of him he could
not have spoken at that moment. He
went out on the veranda and winked
the scalding tears back from his eyes,
and swore a little under his breath,
and then he took a resolve. It was
that he would write again to Lady
Kiddersleigh. And so, that same even
ing, he did, laying bare his whole idea
to her, and begging her to use her best
efforts to persuade her son to go home.
"I am breaking a sacred confidence,"
he wrote in conclusion, "but I am sure
it Is the only thing to do, the only way
in which I can serve him. Dear Lady
Kiddersleigh, the bottom of it all is
some girl I don't know her name, but
he told me she was in. love with an
other man, and he came out here to be
out of the way. He never told me her
name, but last night, when he was thor
oughly off his head which he is most
nights he kept calling 'Tita Tita.'
From what he told, me she must be
married by this time, but I think if you
were to send out the papers with the
accounts of it he would feel that it
was really over, and resign himself to
It was exactly three weeks after
Graves had planned his second epistle
to Lady Kiddersleigh that he received
a telegram from home. "Coming at
once, Julia Kiddersleigh," it said, and
Graves shoved it into his pocket with
a long breath of intense relief, know
ing that whether his friend lived or
died he had done the right thing, and
could never be reproached with having
unduly kept his people in the dark.
At last he went to meet the train
which would bring her, and stood there
scanning the different carriages with
eager eyes. Yes; there she was, a tall,
slight woman; nay, very young looking
to be the mother of a big fellow like
Kiddersleigh, and with her was a very
smart-looking maid and a courier.
Graves went forward. Lady Kid
dersleigh knew him by instinct and
came forward, too. "You are Mr.
Graves?" she said. "I can never, never
thank you enough. How is he?"
"Very 111, but not worse than the last
few days," he replied. "I'm so glad
you've come, Lady Kiddersleigh. You'll
do him more good than anyone."
Lady Kiddersleigh smiled. 'I don't
know about that," she said. "I fancy
my niece here will do more than any of
us. Mr. Graves, this is Tita, about
whom you wrote to me, otherwise Miss
Miss Vallence blushed a fine scarlet
dolor as she returned Graves' bow.
"You have come none too soon," he
said, gravely. "Shall I take you to the
carriage now, Lady Kiddersleigh?
She put her hand upon his arm in
stantly. "I've had a journey and a
half, Mr. Graves," she whispered rap
idly. 'There's -been a mistake she
adores Kiddersleigh, always has done.
She has almost broken her heart
and Oh, yes," with a quick change
of tone, "it will be nice to be settled
down for a few days. It's a horrid
They only uttered commonplaces as
they drove toward the bungalow which
Kiddersleigh and Graves shared.
"I'd better go and prepare him," said
Graves, as he helped them to alight.
He found ' Kiddersleigh lying in his
long chair, staring blankly at the ceil
ing. He was not smoking, for he was
too ill to care for his pipe any longer
Graves' heart smote him as he noted
the sharp outlines of temple and wrist.
"Old chap," he said in a voice that,
try as he would, he could not makv an
ordinary one, "don't be startled. Your
mother's come to see you."
"My mother! Did you send for her?
Am I "
"Old chap," said Graves, "I don't
want you to croak without making an
effort to straighten things out a bit.
She's come, too. There's been a big
But the girl Tita waited no longer,
there -was a rush of light feet, a sob
and a chokfng kind of laugh, and she
was down on her knees beside the
long chair. "Keddie! Keddie!" she
cried. "I've almost broken my heart!"
"But the other Johnnie?" he asked.
"There wasn't another Johnnie," she
cried, the tears running down her face
and almost drowning the smiles in her
eyes. 'I don't know what you mean,
Keddie. There never was any one but
"Tita my Tita!" he murmured; and
then he quietly fainted away. Then,
when they had brought him 'round
again, he said with a weak chuckle:
"Don't let Tita go. I want my revenge
on the other Johnnie." St. Louis Star.
Bnrdette's Idea of Hospitality.
Bobert Burdette once said: "I do not
go to my friend's house for the meal he
is to give me. I can get a very good
dinner at a hotel for 50 cents or half
a dollar. I go to my friend's to see him
and to have an hour in his company;
I go for a certain quality of welcome
that comes from his personality, not
for his food."
"Tommy,"- exclaimed mamma, "I'm
surprised at you. You should always
strive to set your brother a good exam
ple. "Aw, what for?" retorted Tommy;
"he's too small a kid to know anything
about 'rithmetic." Philadelphia Press.
DEATH'S VISITS IN SLEEP.
Apoplexy Frequently Attacks Its Vic
tims Wliile They Slumber.
The frequent occurrence of apoplexy
during sleep was illustrated In the case
of Col. Albert D. Shaw. He had made
a patriotic speech during the evening
and had retired In apparently good
health. In his instance there was a
combination of causes to bring about
the result a banquet, mental excite
ment, probable indigestion and a coin
cident lowering of vital tone.
In some respects the circumstances
were similar to those attending the de
mise of Henry George, who was like
wise stricken after forced efforts on
Why the accident in question should
occur at a time when all the bodily
functions are seemingly at rest Is at
first thought somewhat difficult to ex
plain. When, however, the arteries of
the brain become brittle by age the
slightest change of blood pressure is
often enough to precipitate a rupture
of those vessels and cause the escape
of a clot either upon the surface or into
the substance of the brain.
High mental tension, being always
associated with congestion, is In Itself
an active predisposing cause of apo
plexy. This condition is apt to con
tinue during a more or less troubled
sleep, and with an overtired nervous
system there is less resistance to over
stretching of the cerebral arteries than
during the waking hours. Nature, in
stead of rebounding, simply succumbs.
The fullness of the vessels increases
until the final break occurs.
Generally the effusion of blood is
sufficiently large to be followed by in
stantaneous death, causing one sleep
to pass quietly into the other. As evi
dence of this peaceful ending, it Is
often noticed that the patients are
found as if in natural slumber, com
fortably lying on the side, with bed
clothes undisturbed and with counte
nances perfectly calm. New York Her
RECENT JUDICIAL DECISIONS.
A faction of a political party which
is npt and does not claim to be in itself
a distinct political party is, in Weaver
vs. Toney (Ky.), 50 L. R. A. 105, denied
the right to have inspectors at an elec
Information given to detectives In re
gard to larceny, stating a suspicion,
with a reason therefor, that a certain
person is a thief, is held in Shingle
meyer vs. Wright (Mich.), 50 L, R. A.
129, to be privileged.
Bepeal of an ordinance requiring a
license tax for carrying on the business
of real estate 'agente ' is held, in Den
ning vs. Yount (Kan.), 50 L. B. A. 103,
not to operate retrospectively so as to
make valid a contract by such an agent
which was originally invalid because
he had not complied with the ordi
nance. Nonresident holder of stock in a cor
poration is held, in Howarth vs.- Lom
bard (Mass.) 49 L. R. A. 301, to be
bound by the action of the court in ap
pointing a receiver for the company
and determining the amount necessary
to satisfy the statutory liability of
stockholders for its debts, and liable
to an action in his own State by a for
eign receiver to whom the statute has
given legal title to the funds to be real
ized from the stockholders.
Killing of a person on a railroad track
in open daylight on a straight piece of
road, where he could be seen for 150
yards ahead of the train which struck
him, is held, in Neal vs. Carolina Cen
tral Railway Company (N. C), 49 L. R.
A. 684, not to make the railroad com
pany liable, although the train was
running at a prohibited speed and
without ringing its bell, as Required by
ordinance, or keeping a proper lookout,
where np to the moment he was struck
he could have prevented the accident
by stepping off the track.
Lessons from Sherlock Holmes.
The methods used by Sherlock
Holmes, the great fictional detective,
have so impressed the authorities of
Massillon, Ohio, that they have pro
vided the police with books telling of
the greatest achievements of Holmes.
The officers are under instructions to
apply the Holmes principles In all cases
Accordingly, when it was reported
that a trunk had been broken open and
$85 stolen at John Stevenson's boarding-house
the other day, Officer Seaman
proceeded to investigate along Holmes'
He found that the brass hasps secur
ing the trunk lid had been severed with
a sharp instrument. None was in the
vicinity. The landlord was asked if
he had an ax. He produced one from a
coalhouse, where he said he always
kept it. -
There were small particles of brass
on the blade and it just fitted the cut
in the trunk. The officers argued that
If a robber had committed the crime
he would not have lugged away an ax.
Thefefore they decided it must have
been the landlord. When they arrest
ed him he was so amazed at their line
of reasoning that he admitted his guilt
He is now in jaii. Pittsburg Post'
Negro Colony at Cape May.
A rival to Booker T. Washington's
Tuskogee institute is to be established
on 1,400 acres of land ten miles north
of Cape May by Bev. J. W. Fishburn
and his associates, who have assumed
the name of the Afro-American Equit
able Association. They bought the land
from State Senator Robert E. Hand
and have raised all but $400 of the first
nistallment of the $14,000 which they
will pay for it. The association also
has in hand over $3,000 for beginning
the construction of an industrial school
and manufacturing plant Farms will
be allotted to colonists and only negroes
will be allowed to do any work-
. Children in Far-Off Spain.
In the Spanish city of Seville there
are no kindergartens or other places
where the busy mother can leave her
little children to be cared for while she
does the housework or helps her hus
band in his little shop. The baby is
left to care for Itself and does so very
well that is, the baby who has not
learned to walk yet.
It is placed In a wicker-woven ar
rangement which looks like a basket
turned upside down, and is just high
enough so the baby's feet will touch
the ground. He is then set out in the
street to take care of himself. He
cannot turn over, so he at least re
mains in . an upright position. The
basket is very light, so he often works
his way np the street and far away
from home. He will get into the md
dlie of the street, so that the donkeys
v.-ho take the places of horses and
wagons there must go around him.
This they always do, and it looks queer
to see a long line of -donkeys going but
of their way to go around a baby in
the narrow streets of the old Spanish
Chinese Children's Garnet.
It is interesting while American boys
and girls are playing their games and
enjoying their sports to read of the en
joyment the children of other countries
have. Chinese boys, and girls, for in
stance, have their games that they play
with just as much' enthusiasm as do
their American cousins. One of them is
"the hawk catching young chi.ckens."
The children stand one behind the oth
er, having the largest boy to protect
them' from the hawk. The hawk, f:ae
child who, as we sap in most games Is
"it," comes to cachthe Chickens, but
the line swings back and forth, and the
protector keeps between the brood and
the hawk. Another game is "pointing
at the moon or stars." The children
form themselves into a ring, with one
of their number blindf olded in the cen
ter. The ring moves around, the play
ers singing. The ring stops and the
boy in the center points. The person
toward whom he points must .take his
place blindfolded in the center.
Another game is "kicking the mar
ble." The players have two marbles
an inch or more in diameter, one of
which is put upon the ground and
shoved with the foot. The other is put
down, and one boy tells the other to
put it a certain direction from the oth
er. If he shoves it so as to hit the
other and still go in the desired direc
tion he wins double and is entitled to
two kicks. If he simply goes in the po
sition indicated he wins and is entitled
to one kick. -
The White Honae.
Why is the President's mansion at
Washington, D. C, called the White
House? It has been so called for
years and years, and now no one thinks
of using any other name, although
"Executive Mansion" is the official
term. The name White House is a
reminder of the second war with Eng
land. August . 24, 1814, the British
army captured Washington and burned
the public buildings, the President's
mansion being among those to suffer.
It was damaged to some extent and to
hide the fire stains was painted white,
and white it has been painted every
year or two since. The home of
Washington's mother was called White
House, and this may have suggested
the name, but the fact that the man
sion was so assiduously painted white
after the war of 1812 doubless brought
the term into popular use.
A various establishment
Is kept by World, the millionaire.
From errand boy to president, - .
His clerks are swarming everywhere
Yet every hour (they say it's true),
He's looking for a boy or two.
The World himself has lived to learn -The
worth of struggle here and tnere,
And in his wise way can discern
The boy who wills to do his share.
From door bo to proprietor,
He knows what each one's fitted for.
The boy is blind who passes by
. His dazzling windows any day,
And cannot read, with half an eye.
The sign, "Boy wanted right away."
But he's the boy that's bound to Win,
Who hastens to inquire within.' -
Why Girls Cannot 1 brow Straight.
The general idea as to why girls can
not throw as well as boys is that they
have, not acquired the knack by prac
tice as their brothers have. Another ex
planation is given by a medical man,
which tends to show that girls could
BABY AND ITS BASKET.
never learn the knack, however much
' When a boy throws a stone he
crooks his elbow and reaches back with
his forearm, and In the art of throwing
he works every joint from shoulder to
wrist The girl throws with her whole
arm rigid, whereas the boy's arm is re
laxed. The reason of this difference is one of
anatomy; the feminine collarbone is
longer and is set lower than in the case
of a male. The long, crooked, awkward
bone interferes with the free use of the
arm. This is the reason that girls can
not throw well.
"Cinderella" the First.
Under Article 68 teachers may be ap
pointed to elementary schools on satis
fying the board that they have at
tained the age of blooming eighteen,
and that they have been vaccinated,
says the London Express. The results
are often humorous to the onlooker,
but unfortunate for the children. An
"Article 68 teacher" stood up the other
day and announced: "Now we will
have our history lesson. We -will
take the Queens of England first be
ginning with Cinderella. Find your
place." Little Chronicle.
Raising sunflowers is a paying enter
prise in Russia. The seeds are salted
and regarded a fascinating edible. At
street crossings in all the provinces of
Russia there are stands where peddlers
with big baskets sell the salted product
of the big sunflower. A good crop of
sunflowers as it stands in the field is
worth $25 an acre.
"AULD LANG SYNE."
The Old Fen Broke the Crust on a
Grief-Hardene 1 Heart.
Outin a Western forest, where a little
log cabin had stolen a bit of ground for
itself in the very shadow of the forest
trees, a lady traveler found herself be
nighted. The dwellers in the cabin
were simple, kind-hearted people, who
had lived so long in their primitive sur
roundings that they missed neither the
world nor its conveniences. Everything
looked as if they were contented and
happy, but the visitor, by what seemed
like an accident learned that one heart
was sad. Ella Higginson tells the story
in the Seattle Times. ,
After supper the traveler, who had
observed a little old-fashioned melo
deon In one corner of the room, went
over to the instrument and was about
to open it The action was arrested by
the movement of a young girl, who
came 'hurriedly to the stranger, and
with a look of fear on her face whis
pered: "Oh, you mustn't play! Grandma
don't let us touch the melodeon since
grandpa died. She says music is only
for happy folks."
For a minute the lady hesitated; then
with a pitying glance at the old, bent
figure by the fireplace, she opened the
melodeon, and touching the yellow keys
began to sing in a low, sweet voice the
words of "Auld Lang Syne."
Each word as it dropped from her
lips quivered through the silence that
had fallen upon the room. The child
stood beside the visitor, awed and
frightened, but the old white-haired
woman by the fire only leaned forward
Presently, as the full meaning of the
simple, tender words stole in upon the
narrow, grief -hardened mind, her
hands began to tremble, her head sank
upon her breast and tears fell from her
eyes. When the song was finished, she
was sobbing like a weary child that in
its sorrow no longer refuses to be com
forted. . The Beefsteak Was Good.
It may be a question whether Thack
eray cared very much for the pleasures
of the table, but at least he wrote as Jt .
he did. Take the following reminis
cence from one of his essays, and judge
whether it could have been more lov
ingly composed if the subject had been
a romantic one, and not merely a beef
steak. He says:
After the soup we had what I do not
hesitate to call the very best beefsteak
I ever ate In my life. By the shade of
Heliogabalus! As I write about it now,
a week after I have eaten it the old,
rich, sweet, piquant, juicy taste comes
smacking on my lips-again; and I feel
something of the exquisite- sensation I
then bad. I am shamed of the delight
which the eating of that piece of meat
G. and I had quareleld about the
soup; but when we began on the steak
we looked at each other and loved each
other. We did not speak; our hearts
were too full for that. But we took a
bit laid down our forks, looked at each
other and understood each other.. There
Awere no two individuals on this wide
earth, no two lovers . billing in the
shade, no mother clasping her baby to
her heart more supremely happy than
: As you may fancy, we did not leave
a single morsel of the steak; but when
it was done we put bits of bread into
the silver dish, and wistfufly sopped up
the gravy. I suppose I shall never in
this world taste anything so good
His Length of Service.
Visitor to Country Town (who has
been shown over the church) And how
long has your present vicar been here?
Sexton Mr. Mole, sir, has been the
incumbrance here, sir, for nigh on forty
years, sir! London Punch. " -
' Not Play to Him.
Briggs (taking up a book) Ah! You
have Dryad's play here. ' : ;
Griggs What was his play has been
my work. I have tried to read it
A woman is very apt to have misgiv
ings about a man who is addicted to the
free and unlimited coinage of compliments.
New Fertilizing Apparatus.
Among all the numerous devices and
schemes to Induce plants to grow the
idea which is illustrated below is prob
ably a novelty, and It Is not unlikely
that it -will serve its purpose to some
advantage in the forcing of shrubbery,
plants, etc. The inventor is Gardner
M. Sherman, of Springfield, Mass., and
he claims that the arrangement is not
only of great utility and value in accel
erating the growth of plants by giving
them with the utmost directness the
most suitable fertilizing ingredients
which they are known to require, but
In experimenting, In series modifying or
varying the constituents employed, with
a view to the observation and compari
son of the results. The device is a hol
low, porous receptacle, with a vertical
tube at the top. The device is buried
when the plant Is set out leaving the
end of the tube exposed above the sur
face of the earth. Then the Ingredients
of the fertilizer are mixed and poured
In through the tube, being absorbed
through the porous vessel by the roots
of the plant In this manner the roots
PROVIDES FOOD FOB PLANT BOOTS.
and eventually the whole shrub are
stimulated and made to mature rapidly.
It would seem that even an application
of warm water at intervals would be of
advantage, In that it would warm the
ground and moisten it at the same time,
which could not help but stimulate
Lighter Horses Setter.
Farmers who have watched the ease
with which the large draft horses han
dle heavy loads on good roads or city
pavements have been led to think that
a heavy horse must be the better ani
mal in all cases, and we see many farm
teams that are far inferior in the
amount of work they can do in plowing
or In drawing a load upon soft ground
than a much lighter team would do
easily. Then the heavy horses . are
driven over ouf hilly roads often at a
rate of speed that causes them to pound
the earth so that the legs give out, and
they are quickly lame. , It certainly
requires more food to sustain a 1,600
pound horse than one weighing from
1,000 to 1,200 pounds, and when not
constantly employed drawing heavy
loads the amount of work done by the
heavy horses does not compensate for
the extra cost of maintaining them.
As farmers will have next spring to buy
horses or many will we advise them to
turn their attention to the smaller
horses from Canada if they can be
found rather than to the Percherons
and Shire horses that have been so pop
ular lately. They will cost less prices,
cost less to keep, do about as much
work and endure much longer. Ex
change. Felf-eeler for Poultry.
This poultry self-feeder is simple In
construction and may be of any size de
sired, but for thirty or forty hens it
should be about 1 foot wide, 3 feet long
and 1 feet high. The ends (a a) should
be cut as shown, then a board as wide
as the ends and as long as the feeder
should be nailed horizontally between
the ends as they stand upright and four
inches below the shoulders. Cut the
sides (b b) and nail in position; next
make a V-shaped trough as long as the
feeder and invert between the lower
edges of b b to keep the food from run
ning out too much at once. Nail-on
strips (c c), -which should be four Inches
wide, and put on a cover with hinges.
Value of Roots for Feedlnc.
According to the tables sent out by
Professor Henry in "Foods and Feed
ing," the artichoke is the most valuable
root for feeding, as -while It has but
twenty pounds of dry matter In one
hundred pounds, while the potato has
more than twenty-one pounds, it has
more than double the amount of protein
that the potato has. and Its feeding val
ue is reckoned at $2.44 per ton. while
potatoes are but $1.66. and are not
equal to parsnips, which are $1.82. Next
comes the sugar beet at $1.42, the com
mon beet at $1.38, rutabagas at $1.22,
fiat turnips at $1.16, mangel-wurtzels
at $1.10, and carrots at the bottom of
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the list at $1.06. Never having grown
artichokes we have not known much
about their value for feeding. All the
others we have used, and our experi
ence would rank them about as in the
analysis, unless It were to change
places with flat turnips and mangel
wurtzels. American Cultivator.
Education in Farming.
Horace Greeley said that he left the
farm because there were no books or
papers treating on the laws on which
the science of agriculture was based,
or something to about that effect We
have no doubt that he often thought
he would have stayed on the farm If
he could have had some of the knowl
edge about farming that used to have a
place in the Tribune in after years, but
we are not so sure about it Even In
those days there was more theoretical
teaching of farming than of any prac
tical knowledge that would reduce ag
riculture to an exact science, and we
think if he had been on the farm and
tried some of the methods advocated
in the Tribune his language might
have been as emphatic as any that he
used In political campaigns. But since
that date agricultural colleges" and ex
periment stations have done much to
educate the farmers and the farmers'
sons, theories have been practically
tested, methods have been so well
studied that, under certain conditions,
the results are almost as certain as
mathematical demonstrations, ma
chines have been invented to do much
of the hard labor, and plants or the
farm animals can be fed as scientifical
ly as the machinery, and is sure to pro
duce certain effect from certain expen
diture of power. Exchange.
If the war between milk producers
and contractors drives some of those
who used to make butter a quarter of
i century ago back to trying it again,
many of theniwill find that they can
not make butter of the same quality
as they .have been buying since they
began to sell their milk, or of such
flavor as they think they used to make.
Their taste has been educated up to a
standard that but few could reach then,
and most of those only in June and
September. But we think this trouble
is likely to be the cause of the starting
of more co-operative creameries, cheese
factories, and perhaps condensing fac
tories the coming season. And we
fear there are not enough graduates
from our dairy schools to take charge
of them alL When they can be found
they should be given, good wages.
Sugar Beet Fnlp for Cows.
At the Watsonville (CaL) factory su
gar beet pulp sells all the way from 25
to 50 cents per ton. As it can be held
a long time in the silo and is fed to best
advantage when old, it is available the
entire year. According to notes, col
lected by R. A. Pearson, of the dairy
division at Washington, published in a
recent bulletin, the fresh pulp is piled or
placed in a silo. This silo is very crude.
It also costs very little. The pulp Is
very soft when first put in and general
ly settles considerably. Of course the
top layers decay, and after' a time the
entire mass is covered with a protecting
layer three to six inches thick. In a few
months the individual pieces of beets,
originally two or three inches long and
quite slender, are broken down, and the
material reminds one of cold mush,
grayish brown in color. Three tons of
the fresh pulp make about one ton
Smut in Grain.
The treatment of seed grain by dip
ping for about ten minutes in a solu
tion of one pint of formalin in twenty
five 'gallons of water, to prevent smut
has proved so effectual and so cheap
that no farmer has an excuse for fail
ing to try it The above amount should
be enough to treat about fifteen bushels
of seed, or more if after a bushel has
been soaked it is allowed to drip into
another barrel or tub while the next
lot is being soaked. The formalin is
not dangerous or disagreeable to
handle, though not safe for animals to
drink. The same treatment is advised
by potatoes to prevent the scab.
Corn in Po-k.
One of the great problems In profita
bly carrying on the hog industry is to
secure the large gains from a bushel of
corn that at one time it was thought
impossible, but is uow being proved al
most daily. While ordinary good feed
ing is eight to ten pounds gain, superi
or feeding brings fifteen pounds. We
find the report recently made by C. G.
Neff, of Ohio, that by careful feeding
he made an average on a bunch of 500
hogs of fifteen pounds eight ounces
gain for a bushel of corn, and after the
second period a gain of fifteen and
three-quarter pounds per bushel was
made. American Swineherd.
When husking corn save a number of
the soft inner husks. Have your but
ter thoroughly washed free from all
milk, worked and salted to taste.
Scald and cool the husks. Make the
butter in long rolls the size of a fat
ear of corn, inclose with the husks,
tie tightly at each end and drop In
brine strong enough to bear an egg.
The brine will not penetrate the but
ter, and when taken out it will be as
sweet and well flavored as fresh but
ter, and cut in half prettily fluted on
How to Tether a Hon-.
Fasten the rope to ankle of front
foot, and horse will never get hind
feet caught In rope, or otherwise hurt
himself. A wide strap to buckle about
ankle Is best as It will not rub or
chafe skin. Have broken quite a num
ber of horses to stand tethered that
way and never had one get tangled
or hurt; After they get used to be
ing picketed out they may be fastened
by bead or neck.