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The Trail of the Dead:
TH E S TR A N G E E X P E R IE N C E
OE DR. R O B E R T HARLAND
By B. FLETCHER ROBINSON
(Copyright. 1909, by Joseph B Bowles)
C H A P T E R X IV .— (Continued.)
l ie was on old man, and it was worth
the effort. Rut as I sprang towards him,
he whipped out a revolver from his pock
et, and I shrank away from the black
ring pointed at my chest.
“ Such folly is not what I should have
ixpected from Miss Weston,” he con
tinued. “ Should you cause me to kill
you, I shall certainly not spare your fath-
er. And why should two suffer for the
fault of one?"
“ H ow am I to know that even If I
accept this thst you offer, you will let
him go unharmed?” i cried.
“ On my word of honor, I will not hurt
g hair of his head.”
“ Your word of honor!”
“ Do you doubt me, mademoiselle?” he
Shouted, flaring up Into another burst
“ I come of an honorable
house, a house that served its kings in
many wars before the Revolution de
stroyed us. 1 am no pig of a German;
( am a Marnac of Toulouse, mademoi
selle, and we hold to our word though
we are. torn In pieces.”
“ But how can you, a gentleman, drive
an innocent girl to so frightful a death?”
I pleaded with him.
“ Innocent? Did you not write that
H e spoke eagerly, with a
glance of keen suspicion.
“ Y'es. I wrote It.”
“ Then go. Remember, I wait and I
I f you fear to do this thing,
yes, even if you hesitate too long over
there upon the cliff edge, I shall kill your
Without another word I began to walk
down the sloping moor towards the sea
d e 'T t f
it r i f
thrash him till he gives It up, and take
H e meant what he said— he always
did— and I followed him, with unpleasant
visions of s summons at Bow street and
caustic paragraphs In the evening papers.
But we were In luck. Mr. Holies had
retired to the Athenaeum for his tea, and
In the assistant editor, who received us,
I recognized an old acquaintance. H e
was s clever young Scot named Raeburn,
who had lived on my staircase at Cam
bridge, and rowed bow to my two In the
college eight. Ho appeared delighted to
see me, and became duly impressed when
I introduced him to my distinguished
"Is there anything I can do for you?”
he asked me, after a few minutes of the
conversation usual in such circum
Evidently he had no knowledge of our
“ Sir Henry here is anxious for the
name and address of ‘Cantab.’ You will
recollect the man I mean; he contributed
an article to your August number.”
"W ell, it’s against all the rules; but,
o f course, with you it doesn't matter.
He is Dr. Weston, the Regius Professor
of Physic at Cambridge. The old gen
tleman has been very seedy, I hear, and
is down at Polleven, on the Cornish
coast, for the winter. That article seems
to have attracted a lot of attention. I
had an old fellow here kicking up a fuss
about It less than a week ago.”
“ What did ho want to know?” broke
in Graden sharply.
" I t was a long rigamarole of a story,
but it boiled down to this; that we were
charged with hopelessly misprinting Dr.
Weston’s MSS. T o get rid of the old
boy, I sent up for the original copy of
the article and showed it to him. He
went away quite satisfied after that."
"D id he mention Dr. Weston's name?”
"No. That J — t-----”
“ Did you?”
“ Yes, 1 believe I did. But I took It
that he knew It already. H allo! Any
Raeburn has since admitted his doubts
aa to our sanity; for without another
word my cousin rushed from the room,
and I followed at his heels.
father’s room. It Is on the ground floor;
the room on the left as you open the
back door. You could lock the door and
defy the other man.”
"N o w listen to me, dear,” said Gra
“ You must walk on very, very
slowly. Take all the time you can. At
the cliff top make several starts as if
you would jump, but feared. Mind that
you do not go too near the edge. And
so in ten minutes come home. W e will
meet you, aad all will be well— at least
for your father,” he added grimly.
“ I understand,” she answered simply,
and walked on.
It was a wild rush that we made. W e
T u r b in e W in d m ill.
found the spring, and turning to our
In parts o f the country subject to
right, crashed into the thicket— for the
“ path" was a courtesy title. The hang- high winds there Is risk o f mills on
ing scrub brushed our faces. In the open tiigh towers being overthrown, espe-
patches the dead gorse dug its spines into ,|al|y if t be diameter o f the wheel Is
our knees. W e quickened our pace in (ncreased above
or twelve feet. To
the more open fir-wood, vaulted the our-
thI, dlfflcult, it Is expedient
foot wall of the little garden, and, p int-1
ing like exhausted hounds, ran furiously to build a mill Inside o f Its tower
upon the house. There was no time for rather than upon It
dodging and crawling. I t was a forlorn j shown In the Illustration has a dlam-
hope we led.
I eter o f twenty feet and Is used to
And Dr. Weston was alive.
I drive a feed grinder and other ma-
H e sat amongst his pillows, a great ¡.hineryi its chief office, however. Is
book upon his knees, gazing over his (o
pg whlch l i g a t e
spectacles with the most profound amaze-
ment on his kindly old face at the two
disheveled strangers who burst in upon
Leaving me to guard and quiet
him— for, Indeed, the shock might prove
most dangerous— Graden dashed out on
his errand of vengeance. T w o minutes
later I heard him call, and, breaking
off the excuses that I W’ s inventing, I
ran through the house to join him.
Miss Weston and he were standing be
fore the porch— alone. She was leaning
on his arm, panting from great exertion.
“ Think of it, Robert!” cried my cousin.
“ He chased her— the villain followed and
" H o w ( is my father?” she faltered.
“ Is he—-as this gentleman says— quite
“ Quite safe, I assure you,” I answered.
T H E TU RB INE W IN D U IL L .
“ I must go to him.”
“ One moment. Miss Weston,” said my
acres o f land. The expense of
"W e have yet a duty to the 1
public safety. Which way did this man erecting this mill was nbout one hun-
There Is no particular
She told her story quickly. A fter she difficulty about Its construction and a
had left us and gained the cliff turf above considerable part o f the work could be
the glen, she glanced back. 1 o her sur-1 done xvttb ordinary tools and a little
prise, she caught a glimpse of him stand- mechanlea, knowledge.
ing amongst the trees on the opposite
slope. H er delay had aroused bis sus
L a c k o f M e c h a n ic a l K n o w le d g e .
picions, and he had followed her. She
The full benefits of farm machinery
walked slowly forward and, as we had
are not realized because the average
directed, moved uneasily about on the
verge of the* precipice.
Presently she farmer has not the mechanical training
again glanced over her shoulder. He had or the requisite skill to get the best re
now crossed the glen and was standing sults out of these complex Implements.
In the open watching her.
The dis W e are the greatest makers and users
tance between them was about two hun o f farm machinery In the world, and
She knew that we must It is owing to this fact more than any
have nearly reached the cottage, and
other single cause that we have been
that If he had not already attacked her
fnther, there was no further danger. So able to maintain our agricultural su
she started to run along the coast. He premacy In the markets o f the world,
shouted and drew his revolver; but either I The cost of this machinery to the farm-
he thought the distance too great, or he j ers Is greater to-day than ever before.
feared the noise o* the report, for he did The character of thi« machinery every
not fire. But her action evidently puz year becomes more complicated, requir
zled him, seeing that it left her father ing Increased knowledge o f engineer
completely at his mercy.
H e did not
ing principles on the part o f users.
puraue her far, but instead turned and
gazed intently at tne cottage. On her The traction engine, the steam plow,
part, she also stopped running to watch the combined harvester and thresher
him. From where they stood the garden operated by steam power, the automo
wns fully exposed, and at that moment bile, the growing use o f electricity as a
our forms appeared os we vaulted the .m otive power on the farm, the rnachln
low wall. A t which sight. Misa Weston j ery now required in dairies, In the
said he gave a moat horrible .cream, I growIng of Bugnr beet3 and manufac.
slinking his fist towards us and tilling the .
- . .
air with imprecation,.
* * * ' * » * * '• ■ » all illustrations
further noticing her. he set off towards o f tlle momentous changes In the char-
the town. For herself, she came back | octer o f farm machines which have
as fast as Bhe could run, meeting Graden ! taken place In the last fifty years. The
before the door. She added some useful increase In skill and mechanical know!
particulars ns to his alias and his resi edge required by farmers to operate
dence at the Inn.
these complex and costly machines com
(T o be continued.)
pared to what was needed to operate
the prim itive tools of half a century
T h o s e M a ic n s lu e K n o c k e r s .
“ A modern dictionary. Indeed,” said ngo cannot be given In percentages.—
the smooth-tongued agen t
“ Just the Elwood Mead, In Field and Farm.
one fo r you.”
G ood H o w T r o n g h F e ed e r.
" I don’t see why,” replied the editor
The best hog trough I ever saw U
o f the Jabem A ll Magazine. "W e have
a dozen dictionaries scattered around made as shown In cut. A Is a fence be
tween man and pigs, 3 feet high; B,
“ Yes, but this one has certain words back board, 18 inches; C. bottom width
to suit size o f pigs; D, sticks to keep
arranged so nicely.”
them from crowding; E, frqnt to suit
■‘W lm t words?”
“ Why, take ‘honesty,’ fo r Instance. size o f pigs also. You see. the pigs
can’t crowd each other or you ns you
It Is marked ‘obsolete.’ ”
feed them. They can't get their feet In
S iir iir ln liiK I n fo r m a t io n .
the mush and must stand up and eat
A wealthy Tarlslan, tired o f sup like horses In the stalls. A nice sight
porting his nephew, determined to get
him married off and settled. He called
upon a matrimonial agent anil looked
over his album o f candidates for hus
bands. T o his horror he found the pic
ture o f his own pretty young w ife. He
reproached her and demanded an ex
planation. “ I do not deny It," she said,
"but It wns last year, when, ns you
know, dearest, you had been given up
by all the doctors.” ,
C H A P T E R X V.
I have asked Misa Mary Weston to
eud her narrative at this point. I think
It better that I should now take up
the threads of the story.
A fte r Maniac’s escape from Poland,
Blr Henry Graden and I traveled to Ber
lin. There we carefully examined the
book of extracts which had come Into our
hands, and sent warning letters to those
writers who from the marginal notes
seemed to have «specially roused this
madman's anger aguinat them. The ex
treme animosity which
against "Cantab’s” article in the Uni
C H A P T E R X V I.
versity Review especially alarmed us for
From the Review office to our hotel
the author's safety.
Finally we deter
mined to proceed to London, discover his was not great distance, and this we ran,
Identity, and take the necessary steps regardless of the Indignation of jostled
for his safety. Distnsteful as was this wayfarers. My cousin plunged into the
detective business to a man of my stu smoking-room and seized a Bradshaw,
dious habit, I nevertheless felt that it looked over his shoulder with an equal
was my duty to assist my cousiu In excitement. The next express from Pad
iliugton wns at midnight, and It wns
hunting down the murderer.
It was on the evening of Sunday, Nov. timed to arrive at the nenrest station
211. that we arrived at Charing Cross to Polleven that the map showed us by
Station, from which we removed to the twelve-thirty the following morning. But
morose respectability of Jerrold's Hotel. that village itself was distant by road
A t eleven on the following morning we a good fifteen miles from the station.
were ushered by a buttony boy into the With Cornish hills we should be lucky
editorial sauctum of the Uuiversity Re if we arrived there by three in the after
noon. The postal guide Informed us that
our letter of warning would be deliv
Mr. Holies— for such we had discover
ered nbout twelve o’clock next day. A
ed was the name of the editor— remained telegram— for there was no wire to Polle
seated before his American roller-top
ven — would scarcely
desk. H e wns a very large and sleek
There was nothing more to be done.
youug man, with plump cheeks of a dingy
It was. Indeed, shortly before three
color, and pince-uex glasses which he
o'clock that our carriage groaned and
wore half way down his nose. His gen
screeched its way dowu the steep descent
eral appearuuce was suggestive of a ca into Polleven village.
A t the inn we
pacity for plum-duff and sugar water,
soon discovered the direction of Dr
and he oozed self-appreciation from every
Weston's cottage, ami, taking the advice
of the landlord as to the roughness of the
"And what can I do for you?" he trnek thither, we left our carriage and
Inquired, with a sedate patronage.
»tnrted off on foot. A fte r a stiff climb
"In the month of August,” said my of three-quarters of a mile between rug
cousin, declining the chair that Mr. ged cart ruts running with water from
Rolh-s suggested, “ you published an arti the winter springs, we emerged Into a
cle signed 'Cantab,' dealing with a book little glen, sparsely wooded.
A t the
written by Prof. Marnac of Heidelberg." further end, built on the higher ground
“ Most certainly. Pray proceed.”
we caught a momentary glimpse of n
"F o r the most urgent private reasons building which we took to be the place
I desire ‘Cantab's’ name anil address." we sought. From our right, low, boom
''Which I cannot give you,” sanl Mr. ing reverberations toid of distant break
Holies, lighting a gold-tipped cigarette.
ers on a rock-bound coast. •
My cousin walked up to the editorial
It was 1 who first saw her, a glimpse
desk and spoke down upon him.
of white amongst the bare skeletons of
“ From my curd sir, which 1 perceive the stunted trees. Then at the turn of
you have before you, you can judge that the path we met her. Her face wns pale
I am a respectable person."
as line linen, her eyes fixed and glassy,
"Perhaps, perhaps,” smiled Mr. Holies; her arms with her cienched hands rigid
“ but nowadays even baronets, you know iiy her sides. She might have been the
arc— well, not always worthy of such im ghost of some great lady who had died
plicit confidence ns you demand."
by cruel wrong. So blindly did she walk
I saw the right hand of my cousin that I believe she would have passed
steal out towards the editorial collar, but us if Graden bad not sprung forward
he restrained himself.
nml barred her way.
"Y ou reduce me, sir, to speak of my
She woke as a sleep-walker wnkes.
self with less good taste than modesty," with a shuddering surprise. “ Who are
T h e T h u n d e r P e o p le .
he said. "H a v e you never heard of my you?” she asked faintly.
to see thirty or forty side by side, eat
I f she had
name as an explorer or a scientist?”
"Some folks In dls worll' Is des lak’ ing quietly and cleanly.— Farm Prog-
not grasped the hrauch of a tree, 1 think
“ Very often, my dear Sir Henry; she would have fallen.
do thunder," said Brother Williams.
though even for so distinguished a light
"A re yon a relation of Dr. Weston's?" " H it makes a mighty miration up In
I cannot break my most sacred rule. If asked Graden very softly and kindly.
C a t t i n g S ilo C o rn .
de elements, en you'd think hit wux
you choose to write to •Cantab,' I will
"H is daughter.”
I t Is o f primary Importance to know
forward the letter.
Further I cannot
“ And you go?"
at what stage com should be cut to se
"T o kill myself. Oh, no!" she burst Its foundations! But It turns out ter cure the best results. It Is also neces
I don't think thst Mr. Holies will ever out as she sprang forward. “ It is no be all soun’— a sorter hollerin' an’
sary, It Is pointed out In Farming, that
realise how near he cams to a thorough good! You cannot help me. The villain whoopin’ some time after de Ughtnln’
careful study be made as to how rap
trouncing. For s moment my cousin, so sits in the porch, waiting and watching. done got dnr en' 'tended ter business!”
idly nutriment Is stored up In th « corn
to speak, hung In the wiud. Then he I f 1 delay, he will kill— my father—my
plant and when the maximum amount
drew up a chair and sat down at the cor poor old father, who is so 111! Let me
ner of the desk.
go— to the cliff— let me go, I sny!”
Is reached. When com Is fully tasseled
O v e rh e a rd a t th e O a ra g e .
“ I will accept your offer, si-," sai l he.
Graden slipped his arm round her
"Y'es," said the polite demonstrator, It contains but eighteenths o f a ton of
“ G ive me s blank sheet of paper.”
waist, and from his great height looked
here Is an automobile Intended for | irJ m atter an acre, or one-fifth o f what
T h e letter written, it was handed over down at her with those honest blue eyes long tours. YY'tiy. here Is even a place H contains when fu lly ripe. When In
to Mr. Holies, who gave us his word that of his that made every child his friend
for knives and forks."
milk It contains nearly three times as
It should go by the next post. Then at once.
Ah. Indeed." said the caller. “ And much dry m atter as when fully tns-
w e retired Into the street.
" I am oi l enough to be your father,
My cousin was simply unbearable that dear," lie said. "You can trust me. can't what would yon call that little machine | soled. Only seventeen days were oc-
cupted in passing from the milk to
day. H e was always impatient of delay; you? Y'es, yes, 1 knew it. Now tell me over there Just hutlt for two?”
but lu all our wandering» together I have — what have you to do?"
"Oh, that's a place for spoons."
the glazing stage, yet In this time thebe
"H e is waiting In the porch,” she an
never suffered from him more acutely
was an Increase In the dry matter of
W o r th th e M etier.
H e dragged me aimlessly about the swered him. " I f he doesn't see me throw
1.3 tons an acre. This shows the great
•treets. set me dowu to lunch at a com
tlon sale,” snld Mrs. Brown.
| advantage o f letting the com stand
fortable restaurant, and then swept me
until the kernels are glazed. A fter this
you think you paid fu ll price fo r It?”
off before the coffee arrived. I endeav which brought you here?”
"Oh. yes; above this glen it Is open
“ Yes,” answered Miss Dollars, “ but period the Increase In dry matter la but
ored to escape him, but the attempt was
• hopeless failure.
F ive o’clock was moor right up to the cottage.”
the auctioneer was the loveliest man,
"Is there a way to the back of the and he'd lieen smiling at me all the a f
•triking when he turned hla face east
M e l o n « In t h e C o r n S h o ok .
ward— he had been inquiring for letter» house V
I f when cutting corn you win place
• t the Travelers', In Pall Mall— and.
In one o f your largest shocks about a
"T h a t is foolish talk. Come, tell me."
with his most unwilling companion trot
!!•»*▼ lie- t »o t S q n a r r .
“ About two hundred yards back on the
ting beside him, again advanced on Oo-
Homer— My w ife presented me with loxen o f your choicest watermelons, at
vent Garden, near which the office of track you followed here there is a little a box o f cigar, on my birthday, but 1 * »r ls t m as when the snow |, on th(,
spriug amongst the rushes. There is a
ground and the frost la on the pan#
the University was situated.
“ I'm hanged If I can stand this sus path, a short cut which the boys from
Fou can «It b j the roaring fire and eat
pense!" he explained. "M arnac has had the village sometimes take that leads
ilom e^-i "smoked them In th «"p arlor " V yoU,r
" hlc,h h« ' kept .11
Ova or six days' start o f us, and any Into the clump of firs by the garden
° corn- 1 arm
thing may be happening. I f that Idiot wall. The wall Is quite low— and then where the had Just put up new cur- . a
, ,OUn“ L
SmUiB still refuses the address. I will, — ok! then— you could get straight Into UlQSL
Ifa rv e e tln c
P o ta to e s.
More or less Judgment Is required In
doing any kind o f work, and the d ig
ging o f potatoes Is no exception to the
rule. In the first place, so many should
not be dug out at one tim e that they
cannot be handled readily. A good way
Is to dig during the fore part o f each
half day and then gather the tubers
before quitting. As soun as dry they
should always be picked up, and i f the
weather Is reasonably dry the length of
time necessary fo r drying depends a l
most entirely upon the nature o f the
soil. I f sandy, an hour may be long
enough, but if a moist clay it may take
Potatoes, ouce dug,
should certainly not be left out on the
ground over n igh t
I f they are, the
frost has every chance to get at them,
and only a little freezing Is required to
spoil a good many bushels fo r mar
ket. It Is a poor practice, too, to pick
up potatoes without auy regard to grad
ing. T w o classes, anyway, should be
made o f them ; all those o f good m ar
ketable size should be gathered first
and the undersized ones left till Inter.
It also pays to have crates or bushel
measures In which to pick them up.
Easy to distribute about the field, these,
after being filled, can readily be placed
on a wagon and drawn off. Further
more, they prevent the tubers from be
ing jammed and marred.
T h irty oi
forty o f them, or even a less number,
may profitably be owned by every farm
er who makes a business o f raising po
tatoes and similar crops.— Fred O. Sib
ley, In Agricultural Epitom ist
I n d i a 's
C rop .
1499— Y’ aseo de Gama returned to 1
from his voyage of discovery.
1515— French victorious at battl
1009— Henry Hudson began his
up the river which bears his nai
— -Lady Arabella Stuart, vict|
the jealousy of James I , died |
1083— Turkish army
Vienna by allies under eommal
John Sobieski and Duke of Loi
1753— First playhouse opened in |
York City, located In Nassau
1759— Gen. Wolfe killed in assail
New York City captured bl
B ritish ... .Washington and hisl
entered Philadelphia after the "
1777— Stars and Stripes first carrieL
battle at battle of the Brandy«!
Burgoyne crossed the Hudson a|
camped on Saratoga heights.
1795— Capt. Vancouver returned |
his four years’ voyage of dis
1804— Aaron Burr and his se
rived at St. Simonds, Ga., on vl
Gen. B u tler... .Troops ordcref
to quell riot among oyster str
Amboy, N. B.
The wheat crop o f India this yeat
is a large one. The area sown amounts
to 26,220,200 acres, and the yield Is es
timated at 8.560,000 tons, as against
7,582,000 tons last year, the increase
being 13 per cent The Indian Trad«
Journal, which makes this statement 1812— Gen. Harrison compelled ti|_
says that the government Is taking a
dians to raise the siege ofl
deep interest In the complaint o f th*
admixture o f dirt in the wheat export 1814— Americans and British eng!
ed. The government has consulted the
battle of Plattsburg and Lake f
chambers o f commerce, some o f whom,
p la in .. . . British repulsed in
on Fort Bower, at entrance to I
however. Indicate a reluctance to de
bay. . . . Successful sortie mada|
part from the present customs o f th«
Fort Erie. Gen. Drummond
tra d e ; but the chamber o f commerc«
to Fort George.
at Karachi, from which 70 per cent ol
Indian wheat exports are now shipped, 1829— Gold fever which had struj
Carolinas extended to Georgi
strongly supports the government's pro
Spanish army surrendered if
posal fo r 08 per cent pure wheat.
Mexicans under Santa Ana atf
P u llliit f S tu m p *.
A w riter in Home and Farm gives 1831— Albany and Schenectady ra|
first In State of New York, ope
this description o f an Implement for
pulling stumps: Cut a good, strong
pole about twenty feet long, o f white 1847— American army, In eommal
Gen. Scott, entered City of Me|
ash; trim and peel It nicely, hitch a
strong rope to the top— a chain w ill do, 1850— Fugitive Slave bill pass
House of Representatives.
but it is henvler to handle. Set the
1854— English and French forces I
in the Crimea.
President Lincoln modified!
Fremont's emancipation proj
Union forces under
gaged Confederates at South
tain, M d .__ Unions and Col
ates engaged In fight at Middll
Md. Confederates opened fif
Harper’s F erry. . . . Battle of I
tarn. M d .. . .Surrender of Hi
FOB PU L L IN G T H E S TU M PS.
Ferry, after two days’ fighting
pole against the stump to be pulled, 1863—
President Lincoln suspend^
letting the lower end rest between two
habeas corpus act.
roots. Then put a strong chain around 1872— Geneva tribunal of arbitratj
the top o f the stump, passing it around
Alnbama claims awarded $16,!
the pole. A team hitched *o the rope
to the United States.
will pull out most any stump. Place 1873— Gen. E. S. McCook assassins!
the pole close to the stump and cut the
P. P. YVintermate at Yankto|
roots opimsite the pole. T w o men can
best do the work — one to tend the 1874—
Fatal riots in New Oric
demand for abdication of Go^
horse, the other to cut roots as the
stump Is being turned ou t
Perry’s flagship Lawrence ra|
S e l e c t li i K S e e d C o r n .
Erie harbor and removed toj
The projier time in which to select
delphia for exhibition at the l
seeds is late In the fa ll or winter. The
reason fo r requiring this portion o f tin 1878— Cleopatra’s Needle set up
year fo r so doing Is because there Is
then no hurry, and the work can be 1884— Antagonism between clerical
done better. The common practice ol
liberals in Belgium threatened|
laying the seed corn aside to remain
suit in civil war.
until spring has done great damage tc 1885— Jumbo, famous show elg
the corn crop, ns very often the ex
killed in railway collision
cess o f Imperfect grains is such as to
enuse a failure of germination over thi 1888— Pkrnell commission first m^
whole field. Every ear o f corn should 1894— Japanese defeated Chinese
be examined and the inferior grain
tie o f Yalu river.
Y'egetable seeds also re 1897— Owing to strike riots martij
quire examination, for Insects, damp
declared at Hazleton. Pa.
ness and other causes Interfere with 1901—
M cKinley state funeral at
O f course, every
farmer Is supposed to be careful with 1902—
United State« warships
his seeds, but very few farmers know
the condition o f their seeds until the 1903—
United States cruiser Ma
time comes wbeq they are required for
launched at Newport News,
Colombian Senate voted to nrj
planting, and then the farmers are
new canal treaty with United
too much hurried to do anything with
1905— Car fell from New York ell
railroad Into street; 12 killed, J
S h e lte r f o r S tock.
Jured... .Admiral Togo's flag
The piles of .talks and straw which
•troyed by explosion : 599 lives I
go to waste can be made to do good
service in providing shelter If It i8 not
P r o f . G a r n e r ln t h e J n n gl^
considered fit for feeding. With a few
A letter has been received fn
posts and poles the stalks and straw Garner, who is now living in hi»|
w ill furnish a warm place o f refuge barred cabin in the African Jtmi
for animals that cannot be accommo- the purpose of studying the compj
dated in the barn or stable. With plen- Intelligence of animals. He sn.va t
ty o f straw on the ground under the an hour passes during the day
covering so formed, no better nlnce does
— • not
— monkeys 4,1
could be arranged for sheep, and with panw‘* u lk in * ln the forest’ an
care in making the roof only a heavy repIy t0 hi* c* lta-
storm w ill cause It to leak.
S te a m
S o n in « W h eat.
One bushel and a half 0f wheat Is
ample to sow an acre, and five pecks
w ill answer if sown early and given
«o n .
growth, says Farm Journal. As so.»n
as the wheat Is sown. If the land 1, not
underdrained, it Is advisable to m
some fu rro w , where they will carry
off any water that might collect |n de-
pressions. Wheat cannot grow Ln wa-
P lo w !
Out an the big prairie ranch* oj
ern Kansas and Nebraska
now in such haste to get their a|
ing finished that the/ are rnnn
“ “ T“”
' , 5<h headlil
*te* m P0,V* V
* -¿h,,. ¡hey art
th* m<* ° r * J £ i!*L re s of land to
tUr” OTer * * tT
w .y r o u M only plow • * > « *
day. Within the past jr ti 23®
plows ha vs been sold. _