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OOUTH CHINA REUELLION.
Iniiiri)nli Now Number About 60,000 Men
Many Armcil with Modern Hlllei.
VUlorhi, II. (., April a. With rn
V'uril to tint illstilthuuciiH hi Kwiilig Hi,
thu North China Dully Nowh, coiIun ol
which mint received liy tint slimmer
Jniiri'hH :( .In in ii today, says:
"Tim central government In I'ukln,
according to telegram received by thn
locul niiinihiriiiH, urn in it tnimt mr
turlxid Htiitn, o w Inn to thn serious iiiiwh
simultaneously received lately ftoin
Onntun nml Kiiiillin, thu t'lipltnlN of thn
two Kwmig provinces. 'I'lin hih mi
thorltles of thn tun provinces rnport
thnt thn disbanded soldiers of (lohornl
I'ong Tun ThiiIii, numbering nimrly
4,000 iiiiiii, 1 1 ii vi) Joined thn Insurgents
of Kwung Hi, which Iiiih rendered thn
situation In thn south vnry precarious
nml thn crisis ii dangerous unci. 'J'Iioho
mmi worn it 1 1 armed with mislcrn llm
nrriin in 11100, which they roluscd to
kItii up when l 1 h) in tuliM 1 . Thn liiHiir
xnntfi now iniiiiliiir soino 110,000 ninn,
nml whim enough HtipplliiH in fissl lnivn
Instil gathered in liy tlinni, wn limy ux
poet to hear some serious iiown uhout
Tho Chiiinxn iippnar to believe thnt
Mohtimmi-diiu rulxdllon in Kiiiisu,
headed hy ox-1'rincii Tuiin, in really Im
minent, ii m varioiiH rtiiiinrM of Unit nn
turn lnivn boon tolcgruphisl nml lnivn
created mi impression thai Insurgents
ru already in thn Unlit, lint thn fact
pimmiih to I iii thnt prnpiinitloiiN iilonn urn
rumored to Iw on foot. Tuny I'uh
Hhnng woiihl Imi thn general in com
mnnil nf thn rebels, nml hy nil accounts
no movement nniliir his direction In
likely to provn vnry fornililnhln.
QAME WARDENS TO MEET.
Ollitlali ol Eight Statu Likely to Mold
Ilclmin, Mont., April ii. Thero in nn
Axenllcul prospect thnt thn gumo wnr
hmii of eight Northwestern status will
hold n meeting curly in thn summer,
either In thn Nutionnl l'nrk or nt some
other couvniiinnt plncn, nml exchange
rinwn looking to co-operation In thn
work of protecting tho gamu of thn
Northwest. Tim HtutiiH thnt urn im
peded to Imi rnpri'Huntnil at thn meeting
ro Montana, Iilnlio, Washington, Ore
gon, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota
Jitnl Minnesota. South Dakota would
Imi Included, hut lliuro U no gnmo war
den in thnt ntatn. An offort will also
ho mncli) to hnvo n roprcHontutivu print
out from tho Northwont Tnrritory.
Major John I'itchur, acting superin
tendent nf (ho Yellowstone National
l'nrk, in lumrtily in favor of thn moot
inf , nml ho Iiiih written to Ktntn (imuu
Warden Hcott, of Mnntnuii, suggesting
that tho meeting lm lii'Dl in tho Nil
titmnl I'urk nlsmt Juno 15.
PERRY EXPLAIN8 TO LONG.
Did Not Mike Indliercct Itemarki in Chile
Credited to lllm.
Washington, April !l. Secretary
1ahk Iiiih received from Captain Perry,
commanding tho battleship Inwu, u re
ply to thu departments impiiry regard
ing eortu in indiscreet remarks which
were m id to hnvo beun iniuiu hy thnt
officer nt n Chllt'iiu lianiiiet. Captain
I'erry declares tl.nt whilu in Chile ho
wah not nt nny timo prccent nt any din
nur or nthur meal whom any toiint or
speech wiih made hy him or others; nor
did ho nt nny timo say anything, either
in piihlin or in private, that could 1m
construed to mean thnt ho favored
oithnr Argentina or Chilo in thu event
of war. Captain I'erry my ho iH nlHo
innocont of making tho alleged IndiH
rroot roninrkH of offering to null thu
Iown, which woro cnrrontly reported in
Ohileiin nowspnpeiH. f-'ocrotiiry Img
Iiiih replicil to Captain l'orry, inform
ing him thnt IiIh explanntion is perfect
fine Monument for Khodei' Grave.
Now York, April M. Gardner Will
lams, manager of thn Do lleorn minoH,
linn left Ixuidon for Houth Africa. lie
snys ho will arrive in timo to attend
tho hiNt HtiiKo of thu funeral of Ceiil
Hhoiln.i. Tlio Kruvo will ho marked hy
ji line iiionumciit, to ho erected hy thn
dead utalesman'H peraonal friendH and
biiHlnoHij collonKUOH. It Ih iropo(Hl
thnt tho Klin carriage whicli hum
"Ia)iik Cecil" duriiiB tho fdcj;u of Klin
lxirloy, nnd which will convoy tho body
up tho ntcep tide of Matoppo, nhall ho
utntloiuxl on thu miuuuit of thu hill an
part of tho inomorinl.
Wireleu Telegraphy's Uteit.
Now York, April !1. WiroloHH com
munlcntion wiih maintained on thn
ocean between tho Umbria, which Iiiih
jiiHt arrived hero, nnd thu Campania,
outward bound, whilu thu formor'H ap
paratus wiih down. Whilu tho operator
aboard tho Umbria wnu oxchaiiKinu:
dlnpatcliOH with tho Campania, thu
hief olllcor informisl him thnt tho
rugK('d rlitfinK nttnehod to tho main
miiBt hnd fallen overbornd. Thonppnr
atiiH continued to work, nevertheless,
for (inmo timo. filjiiuir Alnrconl, who
la in thlH city, was informed of tho oc
ciirroiu'o. The Proposed Surrender.
IToldellmrtr, TrniiHvmil, April 2.
Ooiniiinndant AlbortH Iiiih called a moot
iiiB of tlio Hoors in IiIh dlHtrict to tako
plnco .15 iniloH oiiHt of tho Sprint? nta
tlon, In order to discuss tho proposal
for a Honoral Hurrondor. It is paid thnt
Oouoral Hans I lot I m has summoned a
Hlmllar inootinR at AmHtordnm. A
mirlv of constabulary nnd natlvo Bcnuts
woro nmbui-hod nonr horo. Six of tho
party woro killed. Tho Itoors oludod
pursuit. Surrondoranro occurring daily.
EXPLOSION IN MJNE
TWENTY-TWO MINEI18 KILLED IN
"I'lre Men' Shot Hint liefoit All ol the
fimployei Could (let Out Coal Dull and
(iai llecame Ixnlled, Which Cauied the
Exploilon llodlei of Vlctlmi Torn to
IMccci by f'oice of the Shock.
Chattanooga, '1'enn., April 2. At
1:15 'dock this iiftiirnoon nn explosion
of kiih In tho Nelson uiiiio of thu Dayton
Coal cV iron Company, at Dayton
Toon., Innltcd thn dry coal dust In tho
mine, and caused a terrific explosion.
I wnuty-to men are known to ho dead.
Tun hodlcH hnvo been recovered.
Twelve Isjilles urn still in tlio mine,
(ins exists in tho Nelson mine, nnd
tlio men am required to iimi safety
lamps. It Ih u ruin of the company for
thn safety of thu mlncm to plnco their
IUmih, renily to Imi liiihtcd for blnsts.
Just before ipilltinK work ench dny, and
tliem urn workmen known as "flro
men" who go through thn mine niter
all tho miners urn out, and set off these
blasts. I hu miners quit work at 1 :.')()
this afternoon. It takes them ulsiut
10 minutoH to get out of thn uiiiiii. Tlio
two "Urn men" todny nro believed to
hnvo canned thu explosion. They shot
thu blnsts about I :I5 o'clock, before nil
tliu miners could gut out of tho initio.
It is supposed that one of thu fuses wiih
defective and resulted in what is known
iih a "Iilonn lihist." Tho Ihime shoot-
lug out from tho blast ignited tho giiH,
which in turn Ignited tho accumulation
of dry coul dust in tlio initio. Tho ex-
ploiinu that followed was terrific. Thu
Humes shot out of tlio mouth of tho
mine, and the shock completely wrecked
thu shod at thu mine entrain o. Three
men were killed whilu standing outside
of thu mine entrance, and two nere su-
rinimly and one fatally injured.
I hu mine bus been the scene of two
serious explosions in the past. In 1H8H
four men were killed and eight MiriotlH
ly liijunil hy tliu explosion of gns.
December 'JO, IHUfi, nn explosion of
dust occurred in which i!8 lives woro
lost. ThiH wiih caused by n miner car
rying an open lamp, contrary to regula
tions. Tho force of thu explosion in tho Nel
son mine today was terrible. Tlio bod-
ieH wern torn to piuccH. Tho company
states thnt there were but 75 men nt
work in tlio mine todny. Most of them
were out of thu mine when tho explo
IteisirtH from Dayton nt midnleht
show thnt 11 bodies hnvo been taken
from thu Nelson mine. Itcscuing par
ties urn at work, but nt n lato hpur to
night struck a heavy fall of slato that
will delay them for n day or two.
GENERAL UPRISING PLANNED.
Population of Macedonia Will Endeavor to
Throw Oil Turklih Yoke.
London, April '2. In a letter from
Athens, published this morning in thu
limes, the correspondent siijh thero
am many indications that grave trou
ble incoming in .Macedonia and Albania.
Thorn n no doubt that M. Sarafoff,
tliu chief of thu Macedonian committee,
has planned a general rising of thu
Christian population of Kiiropcan
Turkey for tlio coming spring. In spito
of IiIh failure to i-ecu re any support at
Athens or Itelgradu for his project, M.
Sarafoff in continuing his preparations.
Tho prototH of tho powers, writes
the ciirre-Kinilent, urged to action by
thn (ireok circular, have resulted in
Turkey making energetic military prep
aration in tho face of which it Ih pos
sible that M. HarafofT will not venture
to put hii plnns into execution. Still,
owing to Russian machinations nnd tho
jealousies of tho powers, -continues tho
correspondent, which prevent tho oxo
cution of tlio reforms stipulated in thu
Ilerlin treaty, thooutlook is disquieting.
MAY BECOME AMBASSADOR.
ttenry White Formidable Candidate for the
Vacancy In Italy.
Washington, April Henry Whito,
nt prosont secretary of the emlmsHy at
London, in tho latest nnd most formid
able candidate fur tho vacancy In tho
Italian embassy by thu retirement of
Ambassador Muyor. Mr. Whito is
strongly urged hy Senator Lodgo, and
Iiiih a most enviable record In diplo
matic practice. Hu was pocretury of
the einbassy when Mr. Hay wiih tun-baH-ador,
and consequently ho Iiiih a
warm friend in tlio secretary of Htato
liullamy Storer, now umlmssiidor to
Madrid, iH going to Berlin as ambassa
dor, to succeed Andrew I). Whito, when
that olllcor retires, which probably will
bo next fall. Tho only contingency
which may defeat Mr. Storor's nspira
tinn in tli Ih direction lies in thu nttl-
tutlo ol Ulilo senators towaril his pro
motion; i tboy am jointly
thuy may defeat thu proposed
Sultan's Brother Dead.
London, April 2, A roport hos
roachod horo from Constantinople,
cables tho Vienna corropHondont of tho
Daily Mall, that Mohammed Rnchad,
tho sultan's brother, nnd his presumpt
ive Biiccossor, is dead. Thu roport says
foul play iH suspected.
' Minister Drun Calls on Hay.
Washington, April 2. Mr. Hrun,
tho Danish minlHtor hero, cnllod on
Sccrotnry Hay today, with roforenco to I
tho ponding investigation by tho houso.
of tho charges proforred by Mr. Gron in '
connection with thu acquisition of tho I
Danish Wost Indies by tliu United!
Rtatos. Thoro Ih reason to beliuvo that 1
them has been received from Denmark
n Hwcoping doninl by Christmas of nny
nttompt on bin part to corrupt American
legislatures nnd nuwspapers.
Stale Ticket Headed hy W. J, f'urnlih, of
Pendleton, for Oovernor.
Portland, April fb Thu Republican
statu ticket for Oregon carrion tboso
(lovernor W. .1. l;urnlsh, Umatilla
Hiiproum Judge K. 8. Ilenn, Liinu
Hecretary of Htute K. I. Dunbar,
Htiitn Treasurer C. H. Mooro, Kla
Attorney (ietioral A. At. Crawford,
Ktuto Printer J. It. Whitney, Linn
Superintendent of Public Instruction
-.1. II. Ackerman, Multnomah county.
Thu Republican platform duclaroH for
thu following state and nutionnl issues:
Retention of thu Philippines.
Arraignment of tho trusts.
Protection where needed.
Labor's right to organize.
SalarlcH for statu olllcers.
(loveroment aid nnd control of irri
gation. Opening of thu dnlluH of thn Colum
No I on mi law for govinrnont lands.
l;edernl conservation of fisheries.
Thn (trout oleomargnrlnu bill.
The initiative mid referendum.
Ivxlension of tho primary law over
for Rcpreicntative, Second Dlitrlct.
Portland, April a. Tho Republican
convention of thn Second congressional
district yesterday nnmed for represontn
tivo .1. N. Willinmson, of Crook county.
Tor Representative, first OlslrlcL
RoHihurg, April '-'.Tho Republican
corigressloniil convention for tho First
district, held here yesterday, nominated
Representative Thomas II. Tonguo, of
G. A. R. ON PENSION8.
Matters That Were Complained ol In Its Re
port to the PrcildcnL
Minneapolis, April 2. Judge K1I
Torrence, commander-in-chief of tho
Grand Army of thu Republic, just back
from a conference with tlio president
on pension matters, sayn thu reort of
tho (!. A. It. icnsion comniitteo wns
submitted to tho president over a weak
ago. At his request, however, it will
not lie mndo public for some timo, as
tho president ban under consideration
the selection of n successor to Pension
Commissioner L'vnns. Judgo Torronco,
discussing thu report said:
Tlio comniitteo found no fault with
tho pension laws as thuy now oxist, but
ratbur witb tho manner in which tho
lawH havo been construed and adminis
tered bv thu jienBion bureau. A desiro
for n chnngo in tlio olfico of commis
sioner of pensions has been steadily
growing for two years past, until now
it is almost universal among thu veter
ans. Conservative Grand Army men
beliuvo, mid with good causo, that great
injustice has been dono to many de
serving mid worthy claimants. All tho
veteran soldier of tho union desirea is
that tho laws bo justly and fnirlv ad
ministered, and all who are entitled to
receive their lienefitH shall enjoy them
without diminution or unreasonable
delays, and that every unworthy claim
shall bo rejected mid every fraudulent
pensioner stricken from tho rolls.
"Thu atmosphere of tho pension bu
reau has lieon such bb to crcato an im
pression that o great many frauds aro
attempted by tho old soldiers, but It is
worthy of noto that nccording to tho
last roport of tho commissioner, out of
lfi'J persons convicted of frauds ngainst
tho bureau last your but 10 wero sol-
diem of thu Civil war, of whom tn
woro deserters. Many convictions were
for offenseH ngaitiBt tho old soldiors,
and not by them. Tho records show
that only ono old Foldier out of 73,000
has been convicted of fraud ngainst tho
government. Cortainly that is a won
derfully good showing."
Incidentally Judgo Torronco denied
that ho was to bo mado ponsion com
missioner, or that ho was a candidato
for that or any other ofllco.
Author of "Ben Bolt" Dead.
'Newark, N. J., April 2. Dr. Thomas
Dunn hnglfsh died yesterday. Di.
Knglish, who was a writer of somo noto,
wiih widely known iih tho author of
"lien Holt." Ho was born in l'hiladel
phia in 1810, nnd wiih graduated from
tho University of Pennsylvania ns n
doctor of medicine in 18111). Lntor ho
studied law and was admitted to tho
Philadelphia bur. Ho engaged in jour
nalism in New York from 1844 to 1850,
when ho canto to Newark to practice
mcdlciiio. Ho served two terms in con
gress from Now Jorsoy.
To Take Up Purchase of Trlar Lands,
Sioux Fulls, . 1)., April 3. Right
Rev. Thomas O'Gormnn, Catholic bish
op of South Dakota, Iibh gono to Well
ington to liolil a conforonco with Pres
ident Roosovolt in roforenco to tho pro
posod purchnBO by tho United StatoH of
hinds hold by tho friars in tho Philip
pine islands. During tho conforonco it
will bo decided whether Jlisbop O'Gor
man shall proceod direct from Wash
ington to Homo to aseist in tho negotia
tions with tho popo.
BUI Laid Before Senate,
Washington, April 2. Lodgo, chair
man nf thu comniitteo on Philippines,
today reported to tho sonata tho bill
temporarily to provido for tlio adminis
tration of the affairs of tho Islands. Ho
paid in submitting tho report ho hoped
to call up tho measuro for consideration
nt an early (Into. Rawlins, of tho samo
comniitteo, offered nn amendment to
tho Philippine government bill, in tho
nature of n substituto for it. It repre
sents tho viows of tho minority.
Jtnliin tlnciirtlicil in Kill ux nf I.ontf.
Apropos of recent discoveries at I'uni
pcll. Hie noted archaeologist, Riidnirn
IJinclaiil, willing to tile Atlieuiieiim.
In July, 1809. certain desultory ex -i
viltlotiH were undertaken on the farm
of Hlgnor Matrotie. between the River
Hnrtio nml the Hlabluii gate of Pomp -II.
near tlio Mollno Klenzo, not for any
arclineloglcal or seleiilllle purpose, but
In quest of valuable mid marketable
objects. The renin Ins brought to light
Include a set of Hliopt. built In the retic
ulated style, opening on to ti poreli or
veranda which runs parallel with Hie
high road. One of the shops, filled
with earthen iiiupoliorue, belonged to
n, wine seller, n. second to n carpenter,
a third to a denier In llslilng Imple
ments. A large court opens behind
tho shops, with mi oven In the cent'!i"
thu place. In short, shows thu charac
teristics of a country Inn loeated on
the Via Htablim near the mouth of the
H.irno. on the main lino of retreat of
the panic-stricken I'ompellans. Sev
enty or eight;1 fugitives havo been
found, apparently smothered while
seeking shelter under the roof of the
Inn, almost hi view of the fleet which
had sailed from Mlsenn to their rescue
Tho greatest number fell nt thu east
end of the poreli towards the river,
where Pliny's I.lhurna was probably
anchored a poor mid wretched lot of
fugitives, carrying nway In their flight
only a few coppers. Six or seven skel
etons wero found lying In the court
near the oven, also with no objects of
value; but a party of twenty men.
women and children of much higher
rank were overtaken hy death In the
middle section of thu veranda. Their
gold necklaces were still fastened
round their necks, bracelets still encir
cled their wrists, precious rings still
lltted their fingers. Among this group
of well-to-do fugitives one seemed to
occupy the place of honor, n person
whose skull betrays a superior Intelli
gence, and of n noble demeanor. He
wore n chain of sixty-four gold rings
wound thrice round the neck, two ar
mlllae on the right arm, a heavy signet
ring, nud n dagger on tlio left side. The
dagger has n blade of steel, n handle
carved In Ivory, and n scabbard orna
mented with gilded shells. This person
was suffocated by the deadly fumes of
the volcano while sitting against the
wall, probably on a sexlnn chair or a
lectlca. the brass ornaments of which
have been found In situ.
A SHIRT-WAIST GIRL OF 1902.
The ready-to-wear hat, the lnce mitts,
the American parasol and the pretty
woman lit so well together. The waist
Is of muslin of the daintiest character.
Insertions of Valenciennes luce with
medallions of Irish point across the
A professor who Is given to great de
liberation of speech, and has never
been known to Increase Its speed un
der tho most compelling circumstances,
had this amusing experlenco lu n res
taurant not long ago:
The waiter hud brought him raw
oysters, nnd to his dismay he saw that
the professor had apparently no Inten
tion of tasting them.
"I cannot eat these oysters," said the
professor slowly, without raising his
eyes to the anxious waiter. The man
seized the plate and loru It out of sight
In nu Instant. He was a new waiter,
and It was with much trepidation that
ho laid the secoud supply of oysters he
fore his discriminating patron.
"I cannot eat these oysters." said the
professor, after ono glance at tho plate
which had been set beforo him.
"I I think you'd find them all right,
sir," fullered tho waiter. "I don't think
there's anything wrong about them,
"I cannot eat these oysters." an
nounced tho professor for tho third
time, "because ns yet you have given
mo no fork."
Shaw mill SlinkHpenro.
A distinctly smart stroke wns made
at Heruard Shaw tho other night Tho
scene was tlio Playgoers' Club, and tho
occasion wns the reading of a paper en
titled "Tlio Superiority of Shaw to
Shakspeare." Tho Inferiority of the
great William having been satisfactor
ily demonstrated. Lady Colin Campbell,
who presided, read tho following telo
grant which had been handed to her:
"Wire result of discussion to-night to
Stintford-on-Avon. Naturally nuxlous.
lu (tin Swim.
"Thero!" snl(l Mrs. Cumrox, "I guess
we have ot last eclipsed thu Van Flams
ns entertainers. We nro going to havo
It put lu the papers that our recent en
tertainment cost $40,000."
"Hut the Van Flams claim that theirs
"Yes. But nn nfildnvlt will go with
our figures." Wnshlngton Star.
Husbnnd Now, dear, Just ns soon ns
you nrrlvo you must telegraph. Wife
All right. How much shall I telegraph
for? Town Topics.
A Moilcl Cuttle Htiill.
The old fashioned method of fasten
ing cows by means of stanchions hnil
Its merits, but a chain arranged so that
It will work freely on the bent rod
anil allow the cow a cerlnln nmoiint of
free movement, enough to get up and
down without trouble and to move her
head freely Is better. This arrange
ment Is readily secured by having an
Iron, throe feet or more long, fashion
ed by the blacksmith so that the ends
can be securely screwed to the side
of the stall nnd leave It clear from
the sldo from end to end to the width
of alxjilt three Inches.
Fasten n strong chain to the stall post
UOIIKI. CATTLE FABTK.NEtt.
and have a ring at the other end which
Is slipped over the Iron bar before It
Is placed In position. A shorter piece
of chain Is fastened to the first, ns
shown In the cut. and at the end of this
short piece Is .1 strong snap which Is
festencd to the ring In the halter of the
cow. Where the manger Is placed high
er than the one Illustrated, the short
piece of chain should be arranged ac
cordingly. If the chain Is strong and
the fixture put In place as directed,
there Is little danger of the animal be
Italse Store Iiuy Lean.
In the olden days of farming such n
thing as a farmer patronizing a butch
er was unheard of. The butcher was
the buyer, and not the seller, and sim
ilar relations existed, to n less extent
between the farmer nnd the dealer In
There Is no excuse for farmers
placing themselves In a position where
they must buy nil or most of their
meat, nor should they buy food for
stock, except where It Is necessary to
buy something to fill out a ration, and
this something that cannot be raised on
the farm profitably. Still, even such
stock food should be paid for. In n
sense, by selling some other food of
which one has a surplus.
If the average farm Is rightly ban
died It should supply Its owner with
most or all of the meat for the family,
all of the fruit, and vegetables, eggs,
poultry and butter. It should also sup
ply most of the food needed for the
stock. Farming In this way, with cer
tain crops which one knows best how
to grow In order to obtain the cash nec
essary for Incidental expenses, one car
ries on the work In a way that Is prof
itable. Silver-Penciled Wyaiiilotteu.
While this breed of fowls Is by no
means new It Is only recently that It
has attracted the attention of the gen
eral public who are Interested In poul
try. The illustration shows a pullet of
the breed aud shows well the form of
the bird. The hens of this breed are
good layers, docile, bear confinement
well and are good mothers. While It
would be uufalr to say that the breed
could be ranked with the Leghorns as
layers, they are crowding them closely,
and by Judicious selection may beforo
long reach the Leghorn standard. As
table fowls they are better than tho
Leghorns, though not eijual to the fa
mous Plymouth Rocks. Tho breed Is
well worth testing and on mauy farms
will suit conditions perhaps better than
cither the Leghorn or Plymouth Itocks.
New Creameries for Town.
We are advised by several creamery
supply salesmen traveling In Iown that
tho prospects for new creamery build
ings this spring are better than for sev
eral years. A number of new factories
nro now under way, nnd as soou as
spring opens It will keep the salesmen
busy visiting the points which are good
"prospects." No one seems to under
stand the cause of the boom which Is
surely coming, ns It would seem that
the high price of feed would be a dis
couraging feature. But tho farmers
havo the creamery fever, nnd there Is
good business In sight for the creamery
supply houses. Creamery Journal.
Tho popularity of young pork with
plenty of lean meat on It lmH proved a
boon to tho farmers, for It Is far more
profitable to raise the first 100 pounds
of any animal than the last 100 pounds. ,
to the fact that in
growth of the yiinng
animal rapidly, bones, muscles ami
llesli all growing so that every nuncn
of food Is almost entirely cuiiTcrloil
into live weight. There Is practically
no loss, nml nil the nnlmal requires la
fair attention and good food. Nature
Is then able nnd willing to do the rest.
When nn nnlmal reaches maturity, tho
laying on of additional weight bccemcii
a slow process.
The statement regarding sorghnm, to
the effect that farmers are getting over
the Idea that It Is mainly a crop for
favored sections, applies as well to
alfalfa, one of the finest of forage
crops, when one conies to know It well
and to properly grow It. The soil'
should be well prepared for alfalfa;
and It should be a deep soil, for the
crop Is one that may be cut at least
twice a year, after the first season, for
several years. Sow the seed with a
grass seeder, using from fifteen to
twenty pounds an acre; harrow tightly
and then roll firmly. Usually the plan
Is to first sow the ground with somo
grain crop, like barley, following di
rectly after with the alfalfa seed In
the quantity named. Harvest the bar
ley when ripe, but do not pasture ihe
alfalfa the first season. It Is Important
that this be not done, and here Is Just
where so many who try alfalfa fall, for
by pasturing the first season the plants;
do not have a fair chance to get n
hold In the ground. As a matter ot
fact. If hay Is the crop desired, alfalfa
should not be pastured nt any time nny
more thanany crop which Is Intended
for hay. The second season the alfal
fa will show Its head early la tho
sprlng, and may be cut at least twice
that season, possibly three times. Tho
following seasons three crops each
summer can readily be cut from the
field. Alfalfa Is drought-resisting, the
stock like It. and It Is as easy to grotr
as any hay. Try nn acre of It thto
spring as an experiment
Becor Beedllnic Strawberry.
Waupaca County, Wisconsin, has
produced the famous Wolf River.
Northwestern Greening, and other
seedling apples. Now the same county
offers a wonderful strawberry, a seed
ling originated by O. U. Secor. It Is a
ci.CUU bULOU.xU SlltAWUftJIIIY, o.tic
hardy nnd thrifty grower and appears
to be sclf-fertlllzlng. The color la dark
purple-red. good llavor. but few needs,
meaty core, nnd promises to be equal
to or better than the Wilson or War
field as a shipper. This berry took
first premium over nil other seedlings
at the Wisconsin State Horticultural
Society meeting at Wnusau last sum
mer. This strawberry was named by
the Wnupaca Horticultural Society,
which society recommends the berry.
W. H. Holmes, the secretary of tho so
ciety, has charge of the distribution
of the plants.
Cow pens ami Flclilpens.
There seems to be considerable mis
apprehension regarding the cowpea. As
It is geuerally known It Is a sort of ten
der bean, hence It will not succeed ont
side of a Southern latitude. While It
Is true that most of the varieties do
best in the South the early sorts may
be planted In the North even us far
as the Canada line, with fair success,
although In the States ns far north aa
Minnesota an I Michigan the best re
sults can probably be had with crim
son clover or Canada tieldpeas. As
crimson clover seems to be more or
less fickle and requires a soil reasona
bly rich the pea comes In very useful.
Of the true cowpeas the varieties)
"Warren's .Extra Early" and F.aIy
Black Eye succeed best In northern
sections and both of these sorts hare
been successfully grown as fnr north
as Maine and Michigan. To get the
best results from cowpeas seed as soon
as the cold spring rolus are over and
If grown for hay or fodder feed to
swlue In the field or harvest when tho
flrst pods begin to turn brown. If to
bo turneJ under, vines as well as roots,
do the work in the fall and let the fol
lowing crop be rye nnd turn this crop
under In the spring; then use the
ground for anything desired. Indian
The Americans have been called a
beef-eating nation, lint as a matter of
fact we nre a pork-eating people. Fresh
pork Is growing more popular with tho
great mid .He class each aucccedlu
year. This Is attested by the present
demand for fresh cuts In the Hast era
Industrial centers where comparative
prosperity exists and everybody save a
solitary vegetarian here and thero !-
It Is In order to suggest caution In
the planting of com nnd potatoes,
riant good seed to begin with. A lim
ited area planted with good seed wilt
pro.'.uce more than n large ui'eu with
Indifferent or poor seed. Be sure of
your seed. There Is a good deal of
poor seed com aud potatoes In