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W a ll W o o n d s
C H A P T E R X X I X . — (Continued.!
" W e ll.” said John Re*, “ we are In pri
vate'. W b a t nave you to say?"
“ I want to tell you that I forbid yon
to carry out the plan you have for break
ing up Sir Richard'« property."
“ Forbid me?” cried Rex, much re-
H | lleved. “ W hy, I only want to do what
" m y father's will enables me to do."
"Y ou r father'a will enable* you to do
|lj nothing of the sort, and you know it
l|’ She spoke, as though rehearsing a series
of set speeches, and Sarah watched her
U l with grow ing alarm.
— in th* «tern sat. wrapped in a cloak,
the figure of a man! A fierce gust of
wind drove the sea-rack over the moon,
and the boat disappeared, as though
swallowed up by the gathering storm.
North staggered back as the truth struck
W a s it possible that a Just heaven
had thus decided to allow the man whom
a coward had condemned to escape, and
to punish the coward who remained? Oh.
this man deserved freedom; he was hon
est. noble, truthful! H o w different from
himself— a hateful self-lover, a drunk
ard! The looking glass stood upon the
A n to in e tte C h ick e n F eed er.
table, and North, peering into it, start
The feed box or trough at the bot
ed in insane rage at the pal* face and
bloodshot eyes he saw there.
W h at s tom for the chickens to eat out of Is
made out of 1x6 Inch boards, 3 feet
hateful wretch he had become!
__ ( To be continued.)
long, with slats on the side 3 Inches
wide, making the trongh 2 Inches de ep ;
C IG A R S W I L L C O S T M O R E .
end pieces of 1-incb lumber, 1 foot wide,
18 Inches high. The middle partitions
G reat D a m a g e C au sed to th e C aban
T o b a cco Crop.
are cut 6 Inches wide at the bottom to
The A m erican charge tie affairs at fit bottom of trough 3 Inches high, then
H avan a has reported to the State D e ta[>ers out to 10 inches at top, that
partment that the tobacco crop of the makes It a V-shape from both sides, so
finest regions in Cuba is almost a total chickens can eat from either side of
loss, says the W ashington Star. The feeder. One side is fastened to end
destruction is the result o f torrential pieces anil middle partitions, the other
rains, which w ilLred uce the yield from side has pieces to slide up and down
469,328 bales, the figures o f 1905, to lietween cleats, so you can shut the feed
less than 160,000 bales fo r 1906. This clear off or raise It up any height ac
amount w ill in all probability be still cording to what you have in the bins.
further reduced, as the acreage this The bottoms o f these bins are 1 Inch
year is sm aller than that o f the pre from bottom of feed trough, so as the
chickens eat more feed It will come
The effect o f the torrential rains has down. You can have eoru in one. wheat
been to blight the seedlings, and the
next crop w ill be almost a fiat fa il
ure. A s It takes at least 110 days from
the planting o f the seed to the cutting
o f the m ature leaf, there w ill be a
long Interval o f distress and short
The government has received appeals
fo r aid from many quarters, and pro
TH E A U TO M ATIC C H IC K E N EEEDEB.
poses a series o f public works which
w ill give some relief to the workmen in one and grit or oyster shells in a
thrown out o f employment and will third.
The chickens can help them
tend to control the rivers In case of selves whenever they want to eat, and
future floods and heavy rains.
their feed is always clean and they
The shortage In the supply o f the can’t waste their feed by getting it in
tobacco leaf which Is now assured will the mud or snow, and the lid is on
affect prices to a considerable degree. hinges, so It can be shut down and fas
The market already has been strongly tened. so that feed Is perfectly dry.
Influenced, and a corresponding rise In Each bln will hold one peck of feed.—
the price o f cigars must Inevitably fo l
The American smoking public
S u m m er C u ltiva tion .
w ill feel the Increase In price before
Summer plowing will answer well on
the foreigner, owing to the fact that
the Am erican consumer prefers the ground that has long been in sod, and
“green" cigar, while the Englishman, which has been turned under in the
Such land Is usually planted
German and Frenchman place a higher spring.
value on the "seasoned” cigar. In E ng to corn or iiotatoes, and the frequent
land and Germ any It Is possible, con use o f the cultivator keeps the ground
sequently, to keep on band large stocks loose and promotes decay of the sod.
o f cigars. Th e Am erican importer pre But potatoes for an early stock are
fers a much smaller stock because of harvested as soon as possible, which
the fact that he has superior and more leaves the soil not only rough, but In
numerous advantages fo r obtaining new an excellent condition for weeds. By
supplies of the weed In a short time. (flowing the soil after the potatoes are
Furthermore, the enormous Import duty off it will be reduced to a finer condi
on cigars undoubtedly operates strong tion. the weeds will be destroyed and
ly In discouraging the American Im the second crop of weeds retarded, so
porter o f limited capital from laying that by the time the land should be
gotten ready for wheat (when It should
In a large stock o f cigars.
be plowed again ) the seed bed for the
W h ip p e d R24 P a p lla .
wheat can be harrowed down fine and
A lfred B unker o f Boston has become nice, while all the weeds will not only
famous, not because he has been a have been destroyed, hut prevented
schoolmaster forty-seven years, but be from seeding. I f the plowing on corn
cause he has whipped 524 pupils o f the land Is done as soon as the corn Is out,
Quincy school during the Inst h alf year and again the land plowed before seed
of 1905. The school board has declared ing the wheat. It will be a great bene
that It wns not necessary to whip a fit to the wheat.
single child, and Bunker la facing a
F in e W o o l Sheep.
crisis. H is pupils are a hard set, being
The Wensleydnle breed of sheep Is
largely Poles, Italians, Syrians, A rm e
nians and Jews, and the district Is, fa r from common even in Its home,
o f course, Illiterate. Consequently, the England. None Is in America. It is a
pupils of the Quincy school were w ith fine sheep, superior In some respects
out home Influence
betterment. to all Withers. It Is said that for cross
T heir educating Influences began when ing on any other breed the Wensley-
they came Into the school and ended flale has no equal. Since the Royal A gri
when they left it.
Moreover, It was cultural Society of England commenced
peculiarly difficult to understand their giving prizes for wool three years ago,
natures. The duty devolved upon the the Wensleydale wool has each time se
principal am} stnff
the Quincy cured first prize In the “any other Iong-
school, first, to get close to these chil
dren of foreign birth or foreign parent
a g e ; next, to keep them In o rd er; next,
to teach them the rudiments o f knowl
a murderer, a villain and a coward: but
you suit me. I save you, but I mean to
keep you. I will bring you to Australia,
where the first trooper will arrest you at
my bidding as an escaped convict. I f
you don’t like to come, stay behind.
I don’t care. I am rich. I have done
The law cannot touch me.
Do you agree?”
gloomy and despondent— in a quiet tav
ern near the railway station, she tried
to get some information as to this last-
" H o w came you to kill Lord Bella-
sis?” she asked him, quietly.
“ I had found out from my mother
“Oh, nonsense!” cries John Rex, in that she was his deserted wife, and one
O f sheer amazement.
“ I have a lawyer's day riding home from a pigeon match I
told him so.
H e tannted me, and I
L j opinion on it.”
“ Do you remember what took place struck him. I did not mean to kill him,
[ H a t Hempstead this day nineteen years?” bnt he was an old man, and in my pas
sion I struck hard. As he fell, I thought
“ A t Hempstead?” said Rex, growing
I saw a horseman among the trees, and
IQ suddenly pale. “This day ninetee
I galloped off. M y 111 luck began then,
^ ■ • f t o ? No! W h at do you mean?'
“ Do you not remember?" she contin- for the same night I was arrested at the
B l tied,
"B u t X thought there was robbery?”
S 'i speaking almost fiercely. “ Do you not
« ^ ■ r e m e m b e r the reason why you left the
“ Not by me. But talk no more about
J ■ house where you were born, anil which
it! I a m sick— my brain ia going round.
r F j / o u wish now to sell to strangers?”
John Rex stood dumfounded. the blood
“ Be careful, please! L ift him gently!”
] I ■ D
s u he
f f u had
s i n g nerar
lie he knew
was to of
in said Mrs. Carr, as the boat ranged along
u t i H * Bheritance
r him now. he had st
side the Dido, gaunt and grim, in the
Sarah, trembling also, but more with early dawn of a bleak M ay morning.
rage than terror, swept toward Lady De-
“Gentleman seems to have had a
“ Speak out,” she said, " if you stroke,” said a boatman.
have anything to say! O f what do you
It was so. There was no fear that
accuse my husband?'
John Rex would escape again from the
“ O f imposture!” cried Lady Devine, woman he had deceived. The Infernal
all her outraged maternity nerving her genius of Sarah Purfoy had saved her
to abash her enemy.
“This man may lover at last— but saved him only that
be your husband, but he is not my son! she might nurse him till he died— died,
have not stood the test, for you can- ignorant even of her tenderness, a nitre
■ I * 3' i * You
the day of your quarrel and animal, lacking the intellect he had in
over my cousin, Armigell Esme his selfish wickedness abused.
John Rex gasped for breath; his hand
, . tflbltugging at his neck-cloth, rent away
"This is my story. Let It plead with
in w [T h e whole horizon of his past was liglit-
It had grown dark in the prison, and
t J V U e d up by a lightning flash which stuu- as he ceased speaking, Rufus Dawes felt
¡j' rjtied him. H is brain, already enfeebled a trembling hand seize his own. It was
t;t; i [b y exceaa, was unable to withstand this that of the chaplain.
(jj,* tflnst shock. H e staggered, and, but for
“ Let me hold your hand!
M U t h e cabinet against which lie leaned, ard Devine did not murder your father.
I s ffiiw o u ld have fallen. The secret thoughts H e was murdered by a horseman who,
o f his heart rose to hie lips, and were riding with him, struck him and fled.”
— uttered unconsciously.
"H o w do you know this?"
J E s w as my father, and— I killed him!”
"Because I saw the murder commit
A dreadful ailence fell; and then Lady ted, because— don’t let go my hand— I
jn jD e v I n e , stretching out her hands toward robbed the body.”
^tc’f.t h e self-confessed murderer, with a sort
a ,) . | o f frightful respect, said In a whisper,
“ In my youth I was a gambler. Lord
I A , in which horror and supplication were Bellasis won money from me, and to
, rlKjui Otrangely mingled, "W h a t did yon do pay him I forged two bills of exchange.
__ je ft ff jt with my son? Did you kill him also?” Unscrupulous and cruel, he threatened
i S 9^1 But John Rex, wagging his head from to expose me If I did not give him dou
H aM R o ld e to side, like a beast in the sham- ble the sum.
Forgery was death In
, A e y i !bles that has received a mortal stroke, those days, and I strained every nerve
DO reI''y- Sarah I’ urfoy, awed ns to buy back the proofs of my folly.
igjjjohe was by the dramatic force of the succeeded. I was to meet Lord Bellasis
U le W r l’ situation. nevertheless remembered that near his own house at Hampstead on the
it f a ^ . i j Francis W ade might arrive at any mo- night of which you speak, to pay the
ffgjinent, and saw her last opportunity for money and receive the bills.
u thW i * " ,e,y '
a(i vsnced and touched the saw him fall I galloped up, but instead
m ^ B B > o t h e r on the shnuliier.
of pursuing his murderer I rifled his
“ Your eon Is alive!”
pocketbook of my forgeries. I was afraid
to give evidence at the trial, or I might
i c ^ k J “ W ill you promise not to hinder us have saved you. Ah! you have let go
lea ring this house if I tell you?”
T , cl
‘T ee. yes.”
“ God forgive you!” said Rufus Dawes
Fo Y .
" W i ll you promise to keep the ronfes- and then was silent.
:-/ * jB > lo n which you have heard secret until
"Speak!” cried North.
“ Speak, or
'■( H 'vre have left England?”
you will make me mad. Reproach me!
" I promise anything.
In heaven's Spurn me! Spit upon me! You cannot
name, woman. If you have a womau'e
think worse of me than I do myself.”
heart, apeak! W here is my son?”
But the other, hls head buried In hls
Sarah Purfoy roae over the enemy who
hands, did not answer, and, with a
had defeated her, and said, in level, de
wild gesture. North staggered out of the
liberate accents, “They call him Rufus
Dawes. H e is a convict at Norfolk Isl
Nearly an hour had passed since the
and, tranaportsd for life for the murder
chaplain had placed the rum flask In
which you heard my husband confess to
his hand, and Gimblett observed, with
having committed------ A h !”
semi-drunken astonishment, that it was
Lady Devine had fainted.
Sarah flew to Rex. "Rouse yourself, not yet empty. I f he didn't finish the
flask, he would be oppressed with an
W e have not a moment!”
I f he did finish It,
John Rex passed hia baud over his
he would be drunk; and to be drunk on
e v jf
duty wns the one unpardonable sin. H e
“ I cannot think. I am broken down.
looked across the darkness of the sea,
I am ill. My brain aeema dead."
to where the rising and falling light
Nervously watching the prostrate fig
A H Bare.
marked the schooner. The commandant
ore on th* floor, she hurried on bonnet,
man arrived at the
cloak and veil, and In a twinkling had
which had arisen with the night, brought door o f the m ultim illionaire's mansion.
him outside the house and into a cab.
up to him the voices of the boat’s crew
"A n y old clothes?” he asked, me
“You won't give me up?” said Rex,
from the jetty below him.
His friend chanically.
turning dull eyes upon her.
Jack Mannix was coxswain of her. He
“ N o p e!” snapped the cold-storage
( "G iv e you up! No! Rut the police would give Jack a drink. Leaving the
gate, he advanced to th* edge of the
"A n y old shoes?”
! c » n speak, and her brother summon hi* embankment, and, putting his head over,
I know what her promise is
"N o .”
called out to hls friend.
• W e have got about fifteen however, which was momentarily fresh
Surely there must
ening. carried hls voice aw ay; and Jack something In the closets
" I c a n t go far, Sarah,” said he; “ I Mannix, hearing nothing, continued his
I am sleepy, and stupid."
conversation. Gimblett was just drunk
"N o t a thing. There were a lot of
She repressed the terrible fear that enough to be virtuously indignant at this
| tugged at her heart, and strove to rally incivility, and seating himself on the miscellaneous skeletons, hut the society
edge of the bank, swallowed the remain reporters have tooted them out long
“ N ow , eit still and be good, while I go der of the rum at a draught. The ef
ngo and sent them to N ew Y ork.”
and get some money for yon.”
feet upon his enforcedly temperate stom
Mlii: l i t l i e T r u e .
She hurried Into the bank, and her ach was very touching.
H e made one
boy o f mine Is the
name secured her an interview with the feeble attempt to get upon his legs, cast
manager at once.
a reproachful glance at the rum bottle, roost truthful little fellow In town.
“T h a t'« a rich woman,” said one of essayed to drink out of Its spirituous
Jabbs— Then there must be some
the clerk* to his friend.
emptiness, and then, with a smile of thing In the old maxim after all.
“ A widow, too!
Chance for yon, reckless contentment, fell fast asleep.
Blabbs— W h at old maxim?
Tom ,” returned the other; and. presently,
North, coming out of the prison, did
Jatnbe— The one about the suppressed
I from out the sacred presence came aii- not notice the absence of the jailer; in
other clerk with a request for "a draft deed. he was not in a condition to notice qualities In the father cropping out In
I on Sydney for three thousand, less pre- anything.
Bare-headed, without his the son.
■ mim n," and hearing a
signed cloak, with staring eyes snd clinched
M o v e m e n t In H e a l En tiite.
I "S a rah C arr,” for two hundred pounds. hands. he rushed through the gates Into
hear my old college
I which he “took” In notes, and so return- the night a* one who flies headlong from
chum. Dr. Sawbones, has been quite
■ ed again. From the bank she was tak some fearful vision.
It seemed that,
en to a «hipping office.
absorbed in hls own thoughts, he took •uccessful since he located here.
" I went e cabin in the first ship for no heisl to hi* step*, for Instead of tak
Native— Y e s ; he's been with us seven
W hen does the Dido ing the path which led to the sea. he years, and the village cemetery
kept along th* more familiar on# that been enlarged three times slnca
"T o-m orrow morning. She Is st Ply
led to hia own cottage on the hill. “This came.
mouth, waiting for th* malls. I f you go man a convict!" he cried. " H e Is a hero
S ot Friends.
down to-night by th# mall train, which — * martyr! W hat a life! I^ v e ! Yes.
“Your ready repartee has made yon
■ leaves at U:30, you will be In plenty of thst la love indeed! Oh. James North,
I time, and we will telegraph.”
how base art thou In the eyes of God many friends," said the sincere ad
" I will take the cabin.”
beside this despised outcast!"
And so mirer.
John Rex was gnawing hie nails In muttering, tearing hia gray hair, and
“ Your mistake Is a common one,” an
beating hia throbbing templet with
She displayed the pee
swered Miss Cayenne. "They are not
“ You are saved.
By the clinched hands, he reached hia
friend*, They are merely an audience."
time Mr. Devine gets hie w it* together, room. Already he fancied he could fee
— Washington Star.
and hie «liter recovers her speech, we the speck that waa th* schooner move
slowly aw ay from th* prison shore. R e
• b a ll be past pursuit.”
W e ll W ra p p ed .
" T o Sydney!” cried Rex, angrily, look must not linger; they would be waiting
Piker— I understand that you filled
fo r him at tb* jetty. A s he turned, the
ing at the w arran t " W h y there?”
your Incubator full of cold «fo rage eggs.
moonbeam*— • • yet unobso,.r«d by th*
S arah surveyed him w it± an ex pres
•ion of contempt " R e c a a s i your scheme rapidly gathering cloud*— flung a silver
Peeker— I should ear so!
A ll tb*
N ow , this is mine.
You streak across the tea. and across that
Waa chicken* came out with fu r Instead M
have deserted me once; yon will not do •treak North saw ■ boat pass.
• e again in aay other country. Yon are hia distracted brala playing h ia false! feathers and wore m u muffs,
A T Y P I C A L WENSLEYDALE.
woolcd class.” No long wool produced
j In the British Isles is equal to the
Wensleydale In quality or value.
('a llln ir
L iv e
A great many breeders
achieve the results at which they aim
simply because o f their reluctance to
discard an occasional animal
contains a slight blemish. Wanting
the best, they use what they know Is
uot perfect to produce It, hoping na
ture w ill kindly gloss over and not re
produce the defect.
Such a policy Is
suicidal. The breeder who would en
joy the highest success must not be
afraid to cull. Let every animal which
can not he rated as first-class,
strictly so. be matured and sold. Breed
from only the best, and on no condition
or consideration let your flock deterio
rate through failure to reject the im
perfect.— Agricultural Ep!tom lst
of ( o «l
A sh e«.
W h ile coal ashes contain no fertiliz
ing value they are certainly useful on
the farm and should he saved. They
are not eutirely valueless In the soil,
for they will materially assist in mak
ing a stiff clay soil more workable if
well mixed with It. The best use for
'«»'• * sh*’s- however. Is in the filling
in o f wet spots, sifting them and using
the fine ashes In the dust boxes In the
poultry houses and the coarser por
tions for the making o f w a lk « alone or
mixed with gravel. They may lie
to advantage us a mulch around trees
me inly N r the purpose o f keeping the
sell moist and keeping grass f roui
(lo w in g aroUnJ them.
H o o fs .
has long been known that nail
pricks and other sim ilar injuries In
the horse's hoof may lead to an Infec
tion followed by formation o f pus under
the born of the hoof und a serious gen
eral disease o f the horse or at least
the loss o f the hoof.
In a bulletin of
the South Dakota Station, M oore has
recently reported results obtained In a
number of cases from applying a strict
antiseptic treatment to injuries o f this
sort. The method consists In paring
away the horn o f the hoof from the
affected part until the blood oozes out.
The hoof Is then thoroughly washed
in a solution o f blchlorid of mercury at
the rate o f one part to 500 o f water,
after which absorbent cotton saturated
in a solution of the same strength Is
applied to the wound and the whole
hoof is packed in cotton surrounded by
a bandage und well coated with tar.
This prevents any fu .th er filth from
coming In contact with the wound. The
operation must usually be done by a
treatment, however, can be applied by
the average farm er, since all that Is
necessary is to pour a little of this solu
tion of blchlorid of mercury upon the
cotton which projects from the upper
part of the bandage. The cotton w ill
absorb enough o f the solution to keep
the wound moistened aud hasten the
Slut< le t h e
I f It Is necessary to confine the poul
try during the summer and the ln dosure
cannot be placed near the shade o f
buildings or trees, try the plan of g ro w
ing some plants Just outside the fence,
but fa r enough from It so that the
fow ls cannot get at the foliage.
of the best plants for the purpose Is
the canna, using the <-neap, tall-growing
sorts, and buying the roots, not the
seeds. Another quick growing plant Bun
one which will make an abundance of
shade is the castor bean, which may be
grown from seeds planted where they
are to s ta y ; that Is, the young plants
cannot well be transferred. Even corn
set thickly will furnish some shade
quickly, and if a vine is wanted, noth
ing Is better than the nm m on morning-
glory. the seeds being sown thick and
the vines trained along strings fastened
to the poultry yard fence. W h ile the
vines or plants are growing erect a
rough roof o f hoards ojien on all sides
to supply temporary shade.
IrrlK H tio n
I'ln n t.
r W l T 'j
1415— John IIuss burned.
1563— France declared war again,t r., I
1608— Quebec, Canada, founded.
lGSij— Battle of Sedgemoor.
1080 -L e a g u e
1734— Dautzic surrendered to tlx R^J
1754 — Washington defeated at battle 0f
Fort Necessity, I’a.
17o5— Gen. Braddock’s expedition against I
the French in Camilla defeated.
1758— Clement X I I I . became I'ope.
1762— Peter I I I . of Russia deposed ud I
succeeded by Catherine 11.
Ivan V I. of Russia assassinated.
1770— Turkish fleet burned in Cheemek I
1775— Washington took command of tie I
army at Cambridge.
1777— Americans abandoned Fort Ticoa-I
N . Y.
1785— Standard of American dollar ej- ]
1792— Francis II. elected Emperor.
1809—-Hattie of Wagram.
1814— Americans captured Fort Erie.
1827— Kingdom of Greece
treaty of London.
erected by I
1828— Daniel O'Connell, elected member I
of Parliament, refused to take the |
1830— Algiers surrendered to the French. I
A current wheel to run a chain and
bucket gearing is quite feasible for
farm Irrigation purposes. Herewith Is
given an illustra-
tion of such a
wheel for oper
and bucket. The
1833— Pom Miguel's squadron capturtd |
by Admiral Napier.
1839— First normal school organized at ]
Lexington, now Framington, Mass.
1849— Rome capitulated to the French.
1852— United States mint established it |
1855— First publication of the Kama» |
Freeman at Topeka.
1860— Prince of Wales sailed for Amer- |
1866— Austria ceded Venetia to France.
1870— France protested against choice of
Prince Leopold for King of Spain.
1872—-International prison reform con
gress met in London.
1883— Steamer Daphne capsized while be
ing launched on the Clyde. One hun
dred and fifty drowned.
IRRIGATION BY CURRENT WHEEL.
diagram Is self-explanatory.
Po in ted
qn en tlon .
Tw o cows cost $40 each per year for
One of them yields you 4,000
quarts of milk a year, that bring you
$86. The other yields 120 quarts, that
bring you $26. The lntter loses for you
about $14 and reduces the gnin on the
former from $46 to $32. W hy do you
keep the 1,200-quart cow? You would
be better off with the one that d e ars
$46, for you would have only half the
Investment, half the work, and half
the feeding, and you would gain $14
each year. There would tie no surplus
butter on the market for years to come
and (trices would rule strong if the
cows were eliminated which are kept
at a loss. Dairy farmers have not yet
half waked up to an understanding of
the great practical lnqiortanee of weed
ing out the unprofitable cows
their herds. Many a man would make
a fair profit, that now faces a constant
loss. If he would keep only such cows
as pay a profit on their keep.— Farm
Iln u lin jf
1889— Tw o thousand laborers on strike
in Duluth, Minn.
1891— _Four condemned murderers execut
ed by electricity in Sing Sing prison
.P ark theater. St. Paul, burned.
1892— Business portion of San Jose, Cal,
1893— -Silver purehnse suspended by See
retaf.v of the Treasury Carlisle....
Marriage of Duke' of York, heir to
British throne, and Princess Mary
1894— 'T he Falcon, with the Penrjr aux-
iliary expedition, sailed from St.
Johns, N. F __ .Federal troops or
dered to Chicago to enforce United
1898— President McKinley signed reso
lution to annex H aw aii----- Eidung»
of Spanish prisoners of war for Hob
son and his comrades.
1994— Alton B. Parker nominated lor
President by Democratic convention
at St. L o u is ... .Thomas E. t'atsnn
of Georgia nominated for President
by the People’s party.
1005— Elihu Root appointed Secretary of
State in succession to John Hay.
B o j c n tt .
The farmers of Kansas are threstenmr
boycotts on a number of towns becao*
of the use of automobiles by businessman-
Sedan, Winfield. McPherson and Abilies*
are towns where the automobile
the place of horses. Many runaways*
several serious accidents have o.-eurrel
to farmers and their families beeaow
the excursions of automobilists into tz*
country. The farmers’ horses re?11* **
pass the big touring cars in the azn»*
This has led to a general agitation
boycott the towns that permit
bilists to tour the country aroond «•**
during the hours when farmers are row
ing to market or returning to their hot»*'
This plan of getting even with the o»^
ers of automobiles was suggested by
action of several Missouri towns, tap*
cially Harrisonville, the county seat «
Cass county, where the farmers met *
F a r m T o n i s an<t I m p ! , ™ , , , , .
agreed to throw their trade to Pli**Mt
On many farms, hoes, forks, shovels Hill and other towns.
This action caused the merehaa’»
and other tool, have to be looked un
Harrisonville to “regulate" the nma"
when wanted, and this looking
of automobiles into the country. *o **
sometimes consumes more time thin
avoid the farmers on their trip* >nf#
would he required by the Job of work town in the morning and their w ar*
Itself. Oftentimes plows, harrow, amI the a f t e r n o o n ._________________
cultivators. Instead of being earefullv
B ird s th a t E a t B o ll
| housed, are left out o f door* all win-
A bulletin edited by the AgricsJ™*^
It Is a very desirable thing to be able
to haul all the hay iuto the barn the
same day It Is cut. Tne worrlment and
anxiety consequent upon the liability of
a storm before morning are thus avoid
ed, and experience has taught that liny
having no more than three or four
hours' sun w ill come out In the spring
perfectly sweet and m fine condition
for the cattle. In adopting this plan it
Is well to keep the hay constantly
stirred with a tedder. There has been
a fear of putting hay into some barns
that contain a noticeable amount of
water, but if It Is properly packed by
being evenly distributed over the mow
each forkful trodden upon. an,l the
barn kept closed ns much as possible
the result will probably be gratifying. '
A p p ly
F e r tllu ,,
The value o f vegetables
largo;, upon quick growth,
j ‘ Top* a " not g ro w in g well some quick
M e tin g fertilizer like nitrate o f
; guano or poultry droppings, should tJ
worked Into the soil close to the roots
¡Freqnent cultivation o f the soil with
the cultivator, rake or boe will often
l be all that is necessary.
Department gives the result of an
tigstion of the relation of birds to
cotton wee * II, begufl by the bioio-'11'*
vey in 1904.
It is found
eight spent* of birds feed upon the ^
enemy of cotton, including «ll
known birds as the quail. n
. . I
| phirhe and meadow lark.
1 weevils arc destroyed in winter * ^
mmmer, ow ng to the fact that th’ ,
»re more protected by the enf >1 hr*
* greater number of species f-“
them in wirter.