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NEWS OF THE WEEK
In .I Cuiiilonseil Form for
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A Resume of ttio Lets Important but
Not Lit InUraitlriK Events
of tha Past W.tk.
Itockeftdler linn advanced tlui irlc(i ol
!rii(ln oil Ml cents.
President Roosevelt visited tho lioiini
of his mothni nl KoskoII, Ooorgin.
Lliilnvltrli ha ordered the ImrrlciiiltH
nnil trenches liv ban been occupying
Twelve commissioned nnny olllrcrs
linvit been convicted during tlio pant
jrnr liy court martini.
IJuniitltlt'M ol rich pearls ore being
found on tlm Kaiikskco river, says n
La Porto, Iml,, dispatch.
Tlm wculher bureau snys Hint during
tlm clenr cold nights Northern Lights
o( rnrtt beauty should Im seen.
A Chicago woman driwril In man's
gnrb liithictlvoly reached (or her nklrl
In crossing n street, llitr nrrcnt fol
Tlm geographical survey lm reported
t lint tlm sand o( tlm Pacific coast In
iirnrly one-third Iron, This In tlm re
sult of tout matin during Hie pint sum
nur at tlm (air grounds.
Jnpaiirnn mrcliatita nro to put n licet
of Mt tnif r h on tint 1'nclllr coast tr-ulo
that limy make heavy Inroad on pres
ent companies. Tlny will carry freight
nl nlMiul one. third tlm present into.
IVkln ndvlcra nay Russia mid China
will renew tlm treaty of 1727. Thin
will allow KumIa to extend her trade
In Mongolia mid permit hei subjects
to engage In mining ami railway enter
UVutrrn railroads aro placing heavy
ordera (or equipment.
It la announced that the strikes la
Russia have brell elided.
Tlm entire inlddln Writ la hurled
under a hlanket of mow.
Hntlitmlaitlr ovatlona greet tlm pntl
dent at every atop on hl Houtherii trip.
President Roosevelt haa received
tuvMagf of tlianki from tlm cxnr and
W. J. Hryan, who la louring thn
Orient, will ho received In audience hy
Japan will relehhrato hrr victory
over l(uiala with a parade of the cap
tu red warihlpa.
Japan haa sent troop to Corea to
suppress an uprising. The government
force were Inadequate.
Secretary Khaw It arranging with
Wall t reel hankers (or the sale of
lond of the Panama canal Issue.
A resident of Philadelphia, who wa
traveling In Nicaragua, ha lieen sent
to prison for 10 )ears for murdering hln
Announcement I made that the ur
Vey of the Flathead Indian reiervatlon
in Montnua han Ite-m completed and
that the allotment of land will lcgln
within n short time. It I expected
that tlio reservation will ho thrown
open to settlors In tlm fall of 100(1 or
spring of 1007.
The canal coniuiUiloii and engineers
Ten Denver hanker have Ixyn in
dieted (or stealing.
A French fleet I inovInK against
Venetuoia with American approval.
The president haa forbidden tlm ex
port of anna to Hauto Dominican rotwlt,
will form a
Japan announces that another Rus
sian huttlenlilp mink at Tort Arthur hat
Prncthmlly no new rases ol yellow
fever nro being ri'ortod in tlm Infected
tlUtrlets of tlm South.
Diicovery haa heeu Hindu that nmny
young American girla nro IioIuk sold
Into nliwory in China.
Llhernla hnvo docldrxl not to vote In
the Ouhan election.
l'renldont Morton, of tlio Kipiltabto
Life Aaaurancu aocloty, mlvocatua pub
lie examination of nccouuti of all cor
In tlio Youni court mnrtlivl, in ron
tiect'on with the HennlnRton disaster,
KunIkii Wndo testified tlmt ho had con
.lomiu'd the Kunhout's loiler.
Life Insurance companies entering
Texns n(tor thin yeur will hnvo to nil
awor umuorotii nud largely pemonnl
luentlons huforo a penult will bo K'ven
. Tho United Htivtea court of nppunli
lma declared tho Indictment npuust
Heimtor Ilurtou Invalid nud Iiiih ordered
special Krnud Jury to prepare n now
Hlr Henry Irving ia to ho burled in
Unuglo modnls liavo been awarded
to tun heroes, all on tho Atlnntiu coaut.
Franco lma sont u flout to tho West
In lien, ready to whip Vonoiuoln.
TARIFF NOT TO DE TOUCHED,
Oanafor Aldrlch It Alto Oppottd to
Hallroad Hat Legislation.
Watlilngtfln, Oct, 17 Btuator Aid
rich, of lthodt Island, thoKaueral man
ager of the United H tales senate, Is not
ttllltiK what the program it to bo (or
thu romlng aeislou, hut he has allowed
an Intimation to leak out that there
will he no tariff legislation, and no
revenue legislation beyond some pro
vision lor ratinmn ranal bonds.
What Mr. Aldrlub may say and think
la not ueeesstrily the plan to be fol
lowed, but It is pretty apt to be, and
when the Rhode Island sennUir. who it
chairman of the finance committee,
sayn there la to ho no tariff legislation,
the probabilities are nlrouuly In favor
of such legislation being pigeonholed If
it ever mines from tlm house.
Hut Kenator Aldrlch Is believed to be
equally as Interested in siippreHnlug
railroad rate legislation which would
bo offensive to his good friends, the
railroads, and there again he Is going
to have Mimethlng to say later, though
ho will not talk nl tho present time.
Hituator Aldrlch Is n member of the
committee on Interstate commerce, hut
he did not attend thn hearings given
by that committee. I nit spring, nfter
congress bad adjourned. Mis mind la
Hindu up on that ipiifitlon. Ho knows
how he will vote; he knows the kind
of bill he favors; be understands what
his Mends want, and when the time
cornea for action, though he will nay
little, he will get in n powerful lot of
There Is no discounting Henator Al
drlch'a ability; he Is one of the might
lent factors In congress, and it so ha
pens that he Is chairman of the com
mittee which handles tariff legislation
and a memlMirof the committee that
must pnsa upon the railroad rate bill
after It passes the house. That is an
other reason why Aldrlch Is In a iki-
slllon to speak with authority as to
tvgislntlvo prospects at tho coining sit
MAKE TIMDER DURABLE.
Forest Snrvieo Studlet Methods, Alto
lit Structural StrenK.th.
Washington, Oct. 17. William !,.
Hall, assistant forester in chargo of the
ollleo of forest products in the forest
service, has returned to Washington
after an extended trip in the Weat.
The study of the methods of seasoning
and treating Western tlmlx-is to derive
their greatest service when put to use,
to which Mr. Hall has given special at
tention on this trip, forms an import
ant part of tho work of this office. And
the subject Is considered of such vital
conr-MMiencn hy strain and electric rail
ways and telephone and telegraph com
panles In the West that n number of
these companir are co-operating with
the forest service In It consideration.
Their interest centers chiefly in timbers
for tie and polo purpose. Trs,ta are
now under way (or tamarack, hemlock
ami crIar tlr.itx.-r In Michigan and Wis
consin, and for red fir, western hemlock
and western tamarack in Idaho and
Another Imitoitanl lino of work In
the ofllce of forest product la a series
of testa of strength of structural tlm
YAQUIS FIRE FROM AMDUSH.
Two Companies of Mexican Troop
Hermotlllo, Mex., Oct. 17. A com
patty of the Fifth regiment, Mexican
army, sent out a few days ago to sup
prrs tlm relHilllous laqui in the
neighborhood of Ortls, was almost
wiped out Friday from ambush. Lieu
tenant Ayalo, who commanded, and
Ave of his men were Instantly killed.
Four others were fatally wounded, and
died soon after, while a doten escaped
with serious wounds,
A company rccnnnnltcring near Are
nas was also ambushed hy the savages
and their leader shot down almost lie-
fore they were aware ol the presence of
the Indians. The survivors, after tlm
first onslaught, drove back the navagea
with much slaughter. The Indians,
however, outnumbered them, and the
whole party would liavo been massa
cred had not a company from another
regiment, stationed at Arenas, come to
Dlax to Qivt Audience.
Mexico City, Oct. 17. Tho commit
tee having in chargo tho entertainment
of tlm General Passenger Agents of
Amrricn has completed elaborate ar
rangements for tho care of the party
from tho time of their arrival at the
liorder until they reach this city, whero
they will hold their convention. Tho
customs Inspection of tlio Iiaggagn at
the border will bo made at lenient as
possible. Tho Mexican government
will participate In the entertainment
of tho visitors. They will bo granted
an audience by President Dlax,
Sugar to Orott In Mexico.
Maxatlln, Mox Oct. 17. Itenre
sentatlves of tho AmerlcnnHawallan
Htoamshlp company, who stopped in
this port on tholr way from Ban Fran
cisco to Bantn Crux, eay their company
expects to ship at least 300,000 tons o(
Hawaiian sugar nnnuauy across mo
Mexican isthmus under tho contract
recently entered Into with tho National
railroad of Tehunntopoo ponding tho
completion o( tho Piinnma canal. Two
now Btcftinurs aro being built.
Explosions Injure Flromen.
Chicago, Oct. n.Flvofltemon woro
slightly injured and proporty valued nt
$180,000 was destroyed today by a flru
that demolished the flvo-story brick
building nt 7B and 77 Lnko street, oc
cupied by l'odraslnk, Klapponrich A
Co", wholsenlo dealers In pnlnU and
wn I paper,
TO RECOVER LAND
Government Beylns Six Suits In
Court at Tacoma.
TITLE WAS OBTAINED DY FRAUD
Bribery, Perjury, Subornation of Ptr-
Jury, Forgery, Fraudulent Affi
davits, Etc., Charged.
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 17. -In tho
Federal court today six cases were filed
hy Attorney General Moody on behalf
of tho United Btntrs to recover to tho
government the title to lands of the
public domain In Washington, Oreuon
and California, ou-. of which thn Unit
oil Htat'-a has Ih-cii dofrnuded.
The complaint charges that Freder
ick A Hyde, John A. lleni-on, O. W.
Clarke; the Willamettu Pulp A Paper
company, a corxiratlon existing under
tlm lawn of the atato of Maine; Wil
liam G. Gosslln, Allred Truxbury, W.
II. Hawyur and others, by fraudulent
schemr Mid practices, involving brib
ery, perjury, suooinnlon ol perjury,
forgery, fraudulent adhlavils of persons
not desiring or intending to purchase
lands, nnd nllldavlts of fictitious per
sons, have, while pretending to comply
with tlm law t of tlm United Htate re
garding tho dlsiKjflitlnn of the public
lands and the granting ol lieu lands,
divested tho government of largo tracts
in tlm Vancouver land district in this
slate, and In California and Oregon,
It Is further charged that the defend
ants employed one Ilenry P. Dirnond,
a lawyer of Ban Francisco, to assist
them In their fraudulent procuring of
public lauds by representing tliem Ira
fore tho department at Washington,
It Is also alleged that tho defendants
employed Woodford D. Harlan and
William K. Valk, employes of the In
terior department, whoso duties are to
Investigate nnd report on cases of the
fraudulent entry and acquisition of
lands, to give them information con
cerning departmental affairs connected
with tho public lauds nnd otherwise
misuse their trust to aid the defendants
In dulrnudlng the government.
DYED BUTTER FOR NAVY.
Coal Tar Wat Used by Contractors
at League Itland.
Washington, Oct. 17. That rumples
of butter submitted as portion of a
large quantity supplied to tho League
Island navy yard at Philadelphia prove
to be colored with coal tar dye Is the
substance of a report which Chief
Chemist Wiley, of the department of
Agriculture, will submit tomorrow to
Secretary Wilson. Specimens were re
cently taken (or analysis from the
League Island yards hospital kitchen
and barracks, from the United States
receiving thlp Jjtncaater and other na
val craft by representatives of tho
Pennsylvania dairy and food commis
sioners, who are said to bnve obtained
similar samples from tho men who sold
Mr. Wilson will refer the report to
President Roosevelt, who will, in all
probability, call tho attention of the
department of Justice to the matter.
KOMURA REACHES TOKIO.
Received Warmly by Mikado, Coldly
by Hit People.
Tokio, Oct. 17. Haron Komurn, the
Foreign minister, who acted as chief
plenipotentiary (or Japan, arrived here
today from Vancouver, H. O. Hit re
ception at the railway station was not
enthusiastic, those present being prin
tlpally government dignitaries The
streets were strongly guarded by tho
troops, police nnd gendarmes. The
haron drove to the palace in an impe
Tho emperor showed exceptional
honor to Haron Komura by dispatching
to Yokohoma, where ho landed from
the Kmpress of India, Colonel Inouye,
his majesty's nld-de-cnmp, who went
alongside tho steamer in n dispatch
boat and brought Komura ashore.
Swoden D'ttolvet Union.
Stockholm, Sweden, Oct. 17. Tho
union between Norway nnd Sweden ex
Istiug bIum I8U Iiiih been dissolved,
both houses of tho riksdag having pass-
ed the government bill repealing the
act of union nnd rccognicing Norway
"as n state soparato from tlm union
with Bweden." The low or house adopt
ed the bill without debate, but two or
three members of the senate expressed
tho opinion that tho dissolution was a
irreparable minsfortuno and would lie
regretted, liotb houses subsequently
passtd the now flag law.
Want Prohibition In Arizona.
Tucson. ArUona, Oct. 17. A Star
special from Prescott says that the Arl
xona Association of Congregational
Ministers haa adopted a resolution urg
ing congress to incorporate in tho Ari-
totin stateuooci mil n promuuiru
against the licensing of gambling, lot
terieH and the salo of intoxicating
liquors in tho statoof ArUona, claiming
protection to tho Arlxonn Indians nnd
tho oitlrenslilp o( tho stato, as provided
by tho Oklahoma bill.
Naturalization Frauds React.
Washington, Oct, 17. Tho license ol
ten mates, nllots. masters and engin
eers nt San Francisco wero revoked to
day by United States steamboat In
spectors, llio nouon in encn ennu was
(or the reason that tholr naturallxation
paparsjwere obtained by fraud.
FAin AT AN END,
Great Lewlt and Clark Exposition
Pastas Into History.
Portland, Oct. 10. The Lowls and
Clark Centennial exposition Is ended.
Its Imposing palaces and buildings will
como down; its well groomed te-races
and lawns will quickly (ade to bar
monlzH onco morn with the rugged
landscape. Jlut its influences for the
betterment of a new country will live
It ran Its course on a chalk mark of
success and ended In a burst of glory.
From a financial standpoint it was a
success; from a commercial standpoint
it was a success; from an artistic stand
point it was a success. Look at the
Portland exposition from any stand
point you will, and all you see is suc
cess. Tho end came at midnight, October
14, with a sceno that word can but
poorly describe. Although a heavy
rain was falling, thousands stood tho
wetting and waited for the vital hour.
At ten minutes of tho hour President
II. W. Goode, Governor Chamberlain,
Mayor Lane and a large party nl prom
inent citiiens and exposition officials
entered the bandstand on Gray'a boule
vard. The band played a medley of
patriotic American airs, which brought
forth prolonged volleys of cheering.
Then Govornnr Chamberlain was Intro
ducod. In a few well directed words
ho congratulated the people of Portland
nnd of the Coast for the great success
they had achieved, and in passing, eu
logized President Goode and those who
had been actively Interested In shaping
the dctlnlea of the exKsitlon. Mayor
Ln.no sjioke in a similar vein, and ex
pressed particular delight in the fact
that the fair should end in the midst
of n good old Oregon rainstorm.
Then there came n pause, breath
less pause, during which there was a
nervous consulting of watches. The
minute bands po'nted to (our minutes
of midnight; then to three, then to
one. The life of tho grout exposition
was swiftly ebbing away. It was bat
now n matter of seconds. Tho hush
was that of a death chamber.
Preeldent Goode arose slowly to pro
claim tho end. It was ten seconds
away. "The greatest honor that baa
ever come into my life or that ever will
was that of declaring this exposition
open," bo said; "I now officially de
clare the Lewis and Clark Centennial
exposition at an end."
TWO ARE GUILTY.
Jury Returnt Verdict In Oregon Land
Portland, Oct. 10. "The United
States of America vs. Willard N.Jones,
Thaddeus 8. Po ter and Ira Wade: We,
the jury, in tho above entitled case And
the defendants, Willard X. Jones and
Tbaddeut 8. Potter, guilty as charged
In the indictment. C. P. Bishop, fore
man." "In the Circuit court of the United
States for the district of Oregon. Unit
ed Slates of America, plaintiff, vs. Wil
lard N. Jones, Tbnddeui S. Potter, Ira
Wade, John Doc and Richtrd Roe, de
(endanta: We, the jury in the above
entitled case, duly impaneled to try the
above entitled criminal action, And the
defendant, Ira Wade, not guilty. C.
P. ltlahop, foreman."
It took the jury just SO minutes Sat
urday night to bring in the above ver
dicts. Only three ballots were taken,
and they were on tho guilt or innocence
of Ira Wade, county clerk of Lincoln
coun'y. It took only a brief discus
slon before the verdict waa reached in
regard to Willard N. Jones and Thad
dues Potter. In fact, so unanlmout
were tho 12 men of the guilt of Jones
and Potter that it was hardly necessary
to take a ballot. On tho first ballot
upon Wade the vote stood seven for ac
quittal, flvo for conviction. The second
ballot resulted in nino for acquittal
and three for conviction, and on the
thl"d ballot the entire 12 "men voted
for his acquittal.
Caught Wife With Trap.
HuiTalo, Oct. 10. A husband has a
right to keep a rat trap in bis trousers
pocket, according to a ruling made here
by Police Justice Rocbford. The man
who did this whs Joseph Schultt. He
was arrested on bis wlfe'a complaint
that her baud had been injured by tho
trap when she went to take money from
Shultt' pocket whilo he was asleep.
Justice Rocbford ruled that Shultc
could keep n rat trap in every one of
his pockets to protect bis money if bo
wished to do so. He discharged the
France Ready to Strike.
Washington, Oct. 10, Another con
ference between Secretary Root and M.
Jusaeraud, the French ambassador, re
garding Venezuela, was held at the
Stato department today. Reports of
the growing luipatienco of French pub
lic contlnuo to reach hero, nnd this
phase of the situation was among tboso
discussed. At tho conclusion of tho
conference tho statement was made that
French patience bad not yet exhausted
Rebel Ammunition Captured,
Lonuu, Russian Poland, Oct. 10,
Several wagon loads of riflo ammuni
tion in charge of Jewish teamsters wore
captured hero yesterday. They woro
on tholr way to Warsaw, and tho am
munition, la thought to bo a portion of
a supply Imported by a baud for use in
Unrii '.y.liolrnlll Tower.
A heavy at tower nnd windmill
built on a bnriljfniine mnket ft colitld
erublu weight for tho timbers to bear.
It Is well to have the tower so thor
oughly braced as to be perfectly rigid.
'I Lose twisted wire cables can bo used
for guys to run from the top of Uie
lower to heavy anchor posts set deep
ly In tho ground. These guys will keep
the lower rigidly In poiltlou and pre
vent any strnln on tho bam frame In
a violent windstorm,
Tho sketch nnd the following de
scription will fully explain:
Two of tho tower corner posbi (I)
rent on the mnln crois beam. Tlio other
two (F) rest upon tho purlin, shown
at C. The vertical shaft runs down
WI.MJMILL TOWER OX THE IIAIlX
alongside the purlin to the beam at A.
The bevel foot gear la located here, and
this runs the horizontal shaft.
The vertical shaft ia of cold rolled
spring steel, one Inch In diameter. Tho
Hue shafting is of tho same material,
one and one-half Inches In diameter,
nnd runs through three adjustable
hangera. Wood split pulleys of proper
diameter and face are adjusted on the
shafting to run the machinery below.
Shafting, pulleys and belting nro per
fectly ndjusted, so that there Is the
least possible friction. This Is essen
tial, and causes trouble In many casr-s
unless corrected by an expert mnchln
The Illustration shows how the ele
vated grain runs down Into tho grinder
hopper (II) and the ground feed luto
the bins below. The elevator (D) may
be used either to fill bags on the plat
form (II) or to carry ground feed to
tho bin below.
Ratltfactorr Track Crop.
Growing sweet corn for canning
purposes in tho vicinity of Ashvllle,
In Pickaway County, Ohio, haa be
come a very imnortnnt industry. A
few years ngo these rich rtver bot
toms wero devoted largely to general
field crops, but with tho erection of
a large cannery condition have large
ly changed In this section. Most
fanners now devote large areas to the
growing of nweot corn. For the can
nery Inst yenr about 2,800 acres were
devoted to this crop for this one con
cern. Parmer aro paid about ?3 per
ton for the corn delivered. Stowell'a
Kvergrecn Is grown extensively here.
The average yield ranges' from three
to three and n half tons per ncre. In
11XM the nverngo was about four tons
per acre. Somo farmera last season
nvcraged about flvo tons. American
Corn Rhock Tyer.
Any device to aid In tho work of
corn cutting Is worth considering. 1
have a homo-made dovlco for tying
corn shocks which I have used several
years satisfactorily. It consists of n
block of wood. A, 1Vjx2xO Inches,
through which Is cut an oblong bole,
II, entered from square end of block
by -lnch hole for Insertion of ropo.
lllock has tapered slot, C, sawed In
other end. Knd of hole. II, Is round
ami smooth next to tho slot. Rope,
D, I), Is Vj-lnch and as long nt desired.
When ropo Is around shock with end
passed through hole, It, the roumlod
sikffvlr ft AT
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I jBLL- ,
CO UN bllOCK TYMU
end of hole hervlug as a pulley, shock
can bo drawn tight nud rope pressed
auug In slot. O holds It till band Is ou.
Chancy Avery, In Ohio Furmer.
Htorlnx Walnut for Winter.
Remove tho husks ami rub tho uuti
thoroughly dry with a cloth. A number
of earthen Jara should bo requisitioned,
and tho nuts packed In, n few hand-
fills of common salt being sprinkled
between tho layers. Cover tho top
with u piece of slate nud atoro lu ;t
fairly damn collar. Or they may bo
placed In rows at the foot of a north
wall, nnd covered thickly with coal
ashes. These methods luvolvo trouble.
but nuts so treated remain sweet and
fresh for n long period. Largo quan
tities may bo stored In tubs, using
plenty of snud nud salt, tho tops cover
ed to oxcludo air.
Country Grain Weight.
Hecauso of tho hick of uniformity
In legal weights of tho measured bush
el, farmers often fall to get alt that Is
duo them in soiling to country buyers.
Kor example, In somo Instances, n
ihlppor at couutry elevator will require
,0 to b'i pounds of barley to the bushel
In buying from the farmer, whlln
weighing out only -18 pounds to tho
bushel In selling It en tlio Chicago
market The samo Is true of oats and
other cereals, of onions, etc. The differ
enco may not bo much on a slngto
wagon load, hut In the crops of a year
means many dollars. Farmers should
understand what Is the legal weight
and refuse to deliver more In selling
to the local dealer. Hxchnngo.
Whnt Aahr Are Worth.
Wood ashes not only contain potash,
but servo to loosen atlff soils nnd per
form valuable service n chemical ro
ngeut This Is duo to the largo pro
portion of Hmo contained In tho ashen
about 35 per centwhich In tho best
form lu which It can be used. About
120 pounds of potash Is tho propor
tion In a ton of wood nshes, while 700
pounds of lime accompanies It. The
proportions moy be more or less, ac
cording to tho kind of wood from
which tho ashes aro obtained. Ashct
nre worth only fl per ton, according
to tho above proportions, to far nt
tho actual potash is concerned, though
the Hmo and other substance-i con
tained possess value, tho phosphoric
acid ranging from 2 to 5 per cent.
Autumn Hon Pont lire.
In somo of the Northwestern States
and In all the vnllcyn of the Western
mountain States It Is entirely practica
ble to grow Held pons. nnd to fatten
swine upon them In tha fields In which
they hare been grown. This method of
harvesting pent with swlno Is prac
ticable wherever Canada field peas iro
grown, but In climates of much rain
fall In the autumn months tho grazing
would be attended with considerable
loss, and on clay tolls much Injury
would be done to tho land. Moreover.
It would nlwnys be accompanied by a
loss of tho straw for food, but whero
other fodder Is plentiful this loss
would bo mora than compensated by
the saving In labor effected by harvest
ing the crop In this way. Thomas
When Preparing for Beedlnrr
If a clod crusher Is used do not'navo
It with n flat crushing surface. Tho
one In the Illustration, with several
crushing edges, it much more effective.
tayt an American Agriculturist writer.
It It made of two-Inch bard lumbvr
eight Inches wide and about seven feet
long. Tbo boards aro held In place by
three ttrlpt of Iron half an Inch thick
and three Inches wide bent Into
notches two Inches deep and six laches
long, except the last ono behind,
which Is to be eight Inches long. Any
blacksmith can do this work. Tha
boards are bolted fait to the Iron
trips, with the heads underneath. As
tho boards are wider than the notches,
they will overlap two Inches. Two
pieces of Iron, with rings In the end,
are bolted to the front board three or
four feet apart for the purpose of
hitching with a chain. Comfort may
be added by attaching a seat from
some old machinery.
Indication of Laying.
The color of the omb may Indicate;
that hens or pullets nro about to lay,
but so far as the noveral breeds aro
concerned, and also In regard to tho
sire of the comb affecting tbo laying,
It Is not a fact, as has been claimed,
that tho larger tho comb tho better
layer tho htn. Such belief grow out
of tho fact that the comb always en
larges and becomes red on all hens
Just as they begin to lay. It happens
that some of the best laying breeds,
such as Mlnorcns, Ulnck Spanish and
Leghorns, naturally have large combs,
but the light lira lima has a small
comb, and It Is regarded as being fully
eiial to any other breed. Tho comb
simply Indicated heilth nnd condition
and does not Intluenco laying.
Itfllreetllnic of I'ow'i.
The In-brcedlng of fowls Is not so
much In dlsreputo among fanciers an
It wns. Wo have theories but the re
sult, of experiments nre not alwnyt
what wo expect. The same seema to
bo true with the results of In-breedlns
fowls. It Is a subject of which we da
not. know so much tis wo thought wo
To Cure Collar Onll.
At night rub nlr-slaked lime on the
sore. The next morning npply aria
grease or sweet oil. For hardening
horses' shoulders nothing equals
strong tea mado by steeping white oak
hnrk. lielnir careful to noel tho Imrk
down to tho wood. Apply frequently,
say twico u uay.
Active lieu Good I.uyers.
Tho wedge-shaped lieu may bo tlio
layer, and she may not; that Is an open
question. Dut tho hen that has a quick
movement, especially or tho head from
sldo to side, and Is never content to
mopo, Is certainly tbo business hen,
and may bo relied on to glvo the do
Iu setting fruit trees bo sure to ex
amino tho roots, taking out alt borers
and cutting off all part affected with,
the woolly nphlt.