The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, May 04, 1900, Image 6

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    Red Cloud Chief.
Kl'.l) CLOUD.
Ouu iiiiiii'h faults may be another
man's virtues.
The Huiircn of ninny u largo river Is
but u Hiniill pprlnK.
It's an easy matter to tnko a checr
f til view of the troubles of other peo
ple. It's foolish to worry about tho
things you can help or the things you
A woman hns to be a lightning
thinker If she thinks before Bho
A grate many men nrvcr pay wot
thay owe too tharself, let alono tho
del thay owe too otherze. Grit
Tho Transvaal government haa 26,
000,000 of bullion In Pretoria, and Is
mild to 1)0 coining 35,000 sovereigns per
l'nelp Sam's latest fashion for dress
ing Hi-lnch guns Is a lose fitting steel
Jacket with a pressure of live tons to
the square Inch.
Hope Is a flatterer, but the most up
right of nil panislfs, for she frequents
the poor man's hut, as well us the pal
ace of his superiors.
Hum men are proud ov the fact that
thny never dun anything too be proud
ov, wile otherze are proud ov dooln
things that any deesent man wild be
ashamed ov. (Jilt.
"Discussions of the war nnd tho
twentieth rcntiuy," reads a notice on
the wall of a hotel In Glasgow, Scot
land, "will not bo allowed until tho
(lose of both." So far im this gener
ation Is concerned that seems to he a
piohlbltion until "the day afier never."
Thrift can almost live on what ex
travagance throws away. The dust
fiom blast furnaces Is apparently
worthless mateilal. but In France suc
cessful experiments have been mado
with It for feitlllzlng purposes. Tho
land responded satisfactorily. The dust
contains Ingiedlents which the earth
linds to be stimulating. After nil, there
Is little nn this world of ours that Is
without value.
The horrors of war In South Africa
have been softened by many acta of
magnanimity on both sides, and fierco
foes In combat have foigotten animos
ity when moved by tho appeal of hu
man needs, llefore tho relief of Lady
omit h a message went from tho camp
of tho Iloers to that of the Hrltlsh.
requesting, for the relief of men In
hospitals, a certain kind of medicine,
which tho Iloers medical department
lacked. The request was Instantly
granted. The Iloers' confidence In the
humanity of their foes was as touching
as It was creditable to tho Urltlsh who
inspired It.
The stajo of Massachusetts haa a
holiday which, although It Is but seven
years old, has attained great popular
success. It Is called Patriots' day. and
is celebrnted on April 19th. In com
memoration of the battles of Concord
nnd Lexington. In Massachusetts this
holiday has a special reason for Its ex
istence, aside from tho fact that Con
cord and Lexington nre within the
limits of the state. It takes the place
of the old Kast day, which fell by
custom on the first Thursday In April.
Tho transformation of Fast day Into
a day for baseball, fishing and merry
making was a perversion of what was
intended to bo "a day of humiliation,
fasting and prnyer." The people were
not willing to give up the vernal holi
day, and the celebrntion of the annl
versary of Concord fight gave an op.
portunity for retaining It. A bill has
been Introduced In Congress to make
April l'Jth a national holiday.
Arrangements nre In progress for
the assembly at the City of Mexico
next year of n general congress of all
the Independent governments on tho
American continent. The gathering
will bo similar to tho "Pan-American
conference" which met at Washington
In 1889. One result of that conference
was the formation of nn International
Union of American Republics, with u
"bureau" of gonernl information. Tho
bureau, which Includes in its member
ship u)l of the republics, is taking up
the preliminary work of the proposed
congress. The replies which Secretary
Hay has received to his letter suggest
ing the new conference Indicate that
all tho American republics will be rep
resented. The conference will hnvo no
political alms. It will consider ques
tions of trade, facilities for transporta
tion by rail and sen, banking systems
and customs methods, and perhaps It
will discuss the feasibility of a per
manent tribunal of arbitration to set
tle disputes among tho republics with
out recourso to war.
That tho much vnunted common
sense of tho American peoplo hns an
othor side Is forcibly Illustrated by
recent sales of a good luck box. ThU
precious humbug is u little wooden
ease containing n worthless three
starred ring, worth In all about 11 vo
cents. Hut within tho past threo
months many thousands of persona
have paid nlnety-nlno cents npleco for
It, expecting It to bring good luck. In
this and similar Instances the notlco
might appropriately read: "Ridicu
lous! Wo are giving ourselves away
(or nothing!"
Footbridge at Paris Exposition
Gives Way.
Wm too Heavily WHKhtml by Nnndny
Crowd Ilodlr Until? Mutilated
Eiponltlon Authorltle
Not Itcipoiiilble,
A Paris, April SO dispatch snys: An
accident within the exposition grounds
caused the death of six persons and In
jured about forty others. A temporary
bridge, unable to withstand tho Sun
day crowd, broke. The accident threw
a pall over tho happiness of an im
mense throng who had profited by the
magnificent weather to visit the expo
rltion. Today's was probably the rec
ord attendance, The concourse was
particularly great along the Avenue
de Sufren, which forms tho northern
boundary of tlve grounds.
Here is situated n big sideshow, the
celestial globe. A footbridge, on
which the finishing touches were be
ing put today, crosses the Avenue de
Sufren, connecting the sideshow with
the exhibition. It was constructed of
wood with a stucco facade and with a
plaster made tower nt eaeh end.
Strangely enough the bridge has been
condemned only tins morning as un
safe by the exposition authorities. The
public was therefore not allowed to go
upon the structure and In tills way a
disaster even more terrible than that
which occurred was averted.
The gay crowd was passing along
the avenue and some hundred or more
persons were walking beneath the
bridge when suddenly an ominous
crash was heard. llefore those under
neath could turn aside the structure
fell with a fearful crash, burying near
ly fifty persons. A shout of horror
rose from the spectators, mingled with
the cries of tin; victims.
Almost immediately the crowd at
tacked the debris in an effort to re
lease those lying beneath.
The workmen within the grounds,
the police and republican guards, to
gether with quite a number of soldiers,
joined In the rescue work. The prom
enade forgot their .Sunday attire and
covered themselves with dirt and grim
In tearing away the rubbish with their
Messengers were dispatched to bring
firemen and tappers with their equip
ments, and the first body was found af
ter a quarter of an hour's frantic labor.
It was that of a little girl about seven
years old whose head was horribly
crushed. Victim after victim was
brought to light until a row of six mu
tilated corpses had been placed upon
the sidewalk, and nearly forty other
persons, some badly and others less
seriously Injured had been carried In
ambulauccs or driven to the hospitals.
Carter In I'rUon darb.
Obcrlin M. Carter, late captain U. S.
A., has arrived nt the federal prison
at Leavenworth, under guard of Lieu
tenant Thomas Harker, Fifteenth in
fantry, a corporal and three soldiers,
lly special orders Issued from the de
partment of Justice, newspaper men
were not permitted to interview the
prisoner, who was Immediately dressed
in the prison garb of gray and assigned
to a cell. His prison number is L'.liot
and he is now nu occupant of cell No.
Killed lly a Cab.
Arthur II .lones, an artist of some
distinction, was knocked down and
killed by a cab while ho was crossing
the street in front of the Waldorf
Astoria hotel at New York. He was
seventy years of age. He was recog
nized as being one of the foremost en
gravers of the world and was wealthy,
living in a mansion nt Yonkers that
contained a rare collection of works of
Woman Koltl at Auction.
A woman known as Margaret Con
lette, was Bold at auction within a
block of the federal building at (Sal
veston, Tex., forSlO. The police and
federal authorities nre searching for
the parties involved. The woman is
wild to have been Imported from Hol
glum together with a lot of other Ilel-
gminn anu trench women, and
under contract to the man who
lloily Found In the IlUcr.
The body of John Itlngg, a promi
nent fanners' alliance lecturer, wns
found in the Solomon river near Abi
lene, Kan. The body had evidently
been In the water several days. Wheth
er It Is a case of murder or suicide is
not Known. Iilagg was
a prosperous
At llrntrlre Thin Year.
The members of the four companies
of cadets comprising the university
battalion will rejoice to know that
tltey are ordered to hold their annual
encampment at Iteatrice. The dato
has been definitely determined upon
and the encampment will open May 10
and close Mnv 82.
.. Kye Itemovetl,
JMrs. Wesley Forney, a ladv who lives
bout six miles east of Hastings, was
forced to undergo an operation and
Lave an eye ball removed. Her little
eon accidentally shot her In the eye
with his ale gu,,, which destroyed tho
sight. The shot was found imbedded
In the eye ball.
I'orter Seriously III,
John Addison Porter, formerly
private secretary to President Me
Klnley, is retried to be seriously ill
In New York. He went there to under
go a surgical operation.
Snppnrd to lln .TIN Minnie SI. Wrny
Cue Itctnlter
A Chicago dispatch of April 20 hays:
a lasinonaniy dressed young woman,
who registered at tho Palmer house
Friday as L. dray, city, committed
suicide H.iturday night by shooting
herself In the head with a pistol, llct
body was found In her room today.
Scraps of a letter showed that sho had
written to O. N. Ohlcr of Mollne, 111.,
Just before killing herself, but had
torn up the letter. The police re
ceived word from (). N. Ohlcr tonight
that he would arrive in Chicago to
morrow to Identify the suicide, if pos
sible. He refused to talk concerning
the case.
It was learned late tonight that the
young woman was Miss Minnie M.
Wrayof Lincoln. Neb.
A Lincoln, April 30 dispatch says:
Oeorgc H. Wray, living at 881 North
Tenth street, Lincoln, n llurlington
brakeman, said last night that he had
a sister, Minnie M. Wray, but he did
not know she was in Chicago. She
lived in Lincoln for a number of year
and was a stenographer. She was n
mailing order clerk for Miller & Paine
of Lincoln for some time, and after
ward graduated at the business col
lege, taking the shorthand course.
Man Convicted of Itiipe Not Allowed
a New Trial.
Judge Cones held a special session ol
district court at Madison, Neb., to
hear a motion for a new trial in the
ease of the state vs. Leland Spanlding,
convicted of rape. There were thirty
three objections and one point was the
separation of tho jury. An old man
was Indisposed and when others were
taken up town to breakfast he was
left at the Jail. The judge overruled
the motion and sentenced SpauldiiiR
to a five-year term in the penitentiary,
but suspended the .sentence until June
1, leaving tlie prisoner in the sheriff'
care. This case will go to the supreme
Affray In Crunt County. Hut the Detail
Are Lurking,
Some excitement prevailed at Hyan
nis, Neb., on account of the news
received to the effect that Ancel Con
nor shot Albert Calhoun, county com
mlssloner, through the stomach.
Whether or not it will prove fatal has
not been ascertained. Tho trouble Is
supposed to have arisen from a dispute
as to the right of possession of certain
property. The sheriff has been noti
fied of the crime.
Child llurucd to Death.
The two-year-old child of Mr. and
Mrs. Will Noble, three mile:, west of
Peru, Neb., was so badly scalded bv
upsetting a tub of boiling water over
it that he died after a few hours of
horrible suffering. Mrs. Noble had
Just poured a boiler full of hot water
over clothes in a tub which wan rest
ing on a chair and had gone into an
other room and while she was gone
the little boy pulled the chair bo as to
upset the tub.
Drunken Mini Cued Itnzor.
At Newark, N. J , F.dward Norley,
forty-five years old, went to the home
oi C. W. Stuart, where his wife is em
ployed as a domestic, and inflicted
seven gashes about her neck with a
razor. He cut his own throat with the
same weapon and died in an hour.
Tho woman will recover. Norley was
worth 818,000 a few years ago, but.lost
his money and drank heavily. His
wife left him two years ago.
Hmall Ntrllta at Ncbi-HRka City.
At Nebraska City, Neb., some thirty
of the employes in the packing house
agreed to strike for an Increase of 2ft
cents per day in their wnges, but be
fore time to begin work all but seven
of them weakened and went to work.
Three of the seven were granted the
increase, but Inter were told their
services were no longer needed. The
result is seven men nre out of a job.
lull Doe Utile Damage.
Cuming county, Neb., has had a
good supply of rain within the past
week and the ground is in fine condi
tion. The spring wheat and oats are
growing finely. Quito a largo acreago
has been sown. Plowing of corn la
going on and farmers arc in fine spir
its. Parts of the county,- was visited
by a hail storm, but no'thing was dam
aged. Jump In front or Train.
A special from Mllllngton, Mich.,
says: Mrs. James Slmonds, who lived
near Otter Lake, deliberately jumped
In front of a Michigan Central express
train with her two-year-old child in
her arms. Roth were killed. Mra.
Slmonds' mind has been unbalanced
for several months.
Cruihed lly Overhead Crane.
The tumbling of a hoisting riiachlne
nnd crane came from an overhead
bridge work into Main street, Rich
mond, Va., resulted in tho death of
three men ami the injury of thro?
Kills Hrlf nnd Wife.
William llolyard, who lives seven
miles from L'pper Sandusky, O., shot
and killed his wife and then killed
himself. The couple had separated
and Mrs. llolyard refused to live with
him. They came from Paris, Mo.
rnrmt-r llrulully Murdered.
Josinh Carr, nn aged farmer living
five miles north of Ottawa, la., wae
brutally murdered by unknown men.
His body was found in a cellar where
ifhad been dragged. Ho lived alone
and was considered well to do.
Scamper to Safety When Darv
gcr Threatens,
Hive Crafty Lender In Coiiiiiinmlatit
I.ouU llotha. Murmur Acnlnut
ItoberU Too I.onR Delay In
Marching on I'relorln.
A London, April 28 dispatch says: Tn
Commandant (leneral Louis llotha tho
Iloers appear to have found a capable
successor to Joubert. As the result of
his insight and quick decision it may
be assumed now that the retreating
commandoes have gotten safely away
with the transport. It is true that
Lord Roberts' dispatch leaves much
unsaid as to the whereabouts of other
forces than those of General French
and (leneral Itundlc.
Nothing is said about the troops of
General Ilrabant, Pole-Carew. Hart
and Chermslde, but the Indications
from Allwal North show that several
small commandoes nre still hovering
in tnc vicinity of Springfield, causing
a certain amount of danger, nnd the
advices from Dcwet's dorp, outlining
the duties of Ceneral Chermslde, jus
tify the conclusion Hint it will still bis
necessary to employ a considerable
body of troops to keep the Free State
clear of Iloers.
The position is that the Iloers bn.mii
their raid a month ago by compelling
Colonel Hroadwood to retire on ltioem
fouteln, and then got safely away to
the northward, practically without
loss, but with the advantage of seven
Hritlsh guns, together with a hundred
prisoner captured.
Meanwhile the advance to Pretoria
has hot begun. Small wonder Is it
that mufllcd complaints and criticisms
are beginning to be heard hero and
there against Lord Roberts.
Crscd to Take No l'nrt.
Resolutions calling on its 20,000
members and their famillisnnd friends
to refrain from taking any part in the
Dewey demonstration at Chicago, were
adopted today by the boord of bust
nsss agents of the building material
trades council. The action of the
board is the outgrowth of the use of
non-union labor in constructing tho
parade grandstand.
Mnnlpiilutrd Tux IterelpM.
Edward lllnir. a former employe for
years in the otllces of treasurer and
county elerk, at Chicago, 111., was ar
rested charged wit manipulating tax
receipts and tax records, which may
involve losses to the county and prop
erty owners aggregating thousands of
Lunir Sentence For Hoy.
Sixteen-year-old Peter Goelotz, who
hot and killed his father on the night
of March 8H, at Hays City, Kan., was
found guilty of murder in the second
degree and sentenced to twenty-five
years in tnc penitentiary at hard labor.
At the trial the son confessed to shoot
ing his father, giving as an excuse
that the parent had been cruel.
Kumor of Itevolutlon.
A commercial house at Madrid has
received a dispatch from Cuba saying
that Jesus Rabi, tho Cuban leader has
headed an "insurrectionary" movement
in the province of Santiago, which the
sender of the dispatch believes to be
"supported by the chief towns of the
Ilelloie He Wai Murdered.
Adolph Spitzc), known in all sport
ing centers of Americn, died nt Hot
Springs, Ark., from concussion of tho
brain, and it is believed he was mur
dered. He wns found lying on tho
steps of a resort with blood flowing
from his mouth, nose and cars. A
stone was found near by.
Reports reached Fremont that a tor
nado wrecked several farm buildings
between Wahoo and Cedar llluffs in
Saunders county, Nob.
A report from Fort Valley, thirty
miles from Mncon, Oa., says a wreck
occurred on the Southwestern railway
and several persons were killed.
Comptroller Dawes has authorized
the Pender National bank of Pender,
Neb., to begin business with 835,000
capital. John A. W. Waehtcr, presi
dent; John Forrcbtj cashier.
Henry Hocstctler, former treasurer
Dodge, Dodge county, Neb., has been
arrested at Oreen Hay, Wis., and will
be brought back to Fremont, to nnswer
to the charge of embezzling 82,100.
Tho house Friday passed the bill
granting a pension of 840 a mouth to
Mrs. Stotscnburg, wife of Col. J. M.
Stotsenburg of tho First Nebraska.
An effort to Increase it to 875 failed.
A flood at Waco, Tex., swelled tho
streams flowing throng the eity, doing
great damage. Three persons arc
known to have been drowned. The
property damage will amount to
llurglars broke into the general mer
chandise store of Joseph & Orafe nt
Wahoo, aud stole goods, bilks and jew
elry, to tho amount of from 8500 to
8S00. Tho Lincoln bloodhounds were
put at work on the case, but have given
no satisfactory results.
Tho town of Laurel Forgo, Cumber
land county, Pa., was almost wiped
out of existence by lire. Fourteen
dwellings, two barns nnd two largo
ieo houses wore destroyed. Forest Urea
In tho vicinity caused tho conflagra
tion. Tim los Is estimated at 850,000,
partially Insured.
Whole City I'lro Hirept and lliiinnRe to
I'ropirly SMO, 000,000.
An Ottawa. Out., April 27, dispatch
savs: Five square miles of territory
burned over more than 2,500 dwellngs,
factories, mills, stores and other build
ings destroyed, entailing a loss esti
mated to reach 520,000,000 and between
12,000 and 15,00(1 men, women nnd chil
dren homeless, is a summing up of the
havoc wrought by the fire which has
been raging at Hull and in Ottawa
since 1 1 o'clock yesterday morning,
and at midnight was practically under
Most of the lumber piles in Ottawa
and Hull have disappeared and arc
now mere heaps of charred wood and
ashes. Half a dozen churches and
schools, a number of mills und the
Hull waterworks, Hull courthouse and
jail, postofllce, the convent, almost
every butincss place and about 1,000
dwelling and shops In Hull have been
destroyed. Indeed, practically noth
ing is left but a church nnd a few
houses beyond It.
The fire nt this time also sprang
neross the Ottawa river and caught the
sheds in tlie rear of the Mackey Mill
ing company on Victoria Island, and In
a few mi mites the lumber piles on Vic
toria. Chandiere Islands, one of the
owcr houses of the Ottawa Electric
company, Victoria foundry and half
the buildings on the two Islands, were
in Humes.
In this eity it was estimated that be
sides the mills, factories, etc., burned,
1.500 residences were destroyed. The
total loss Is estimated at 8l5,o)0,000
and the insurance at 8.',500.000.
Vimiiik Man Ml Wyiunru Kerrlte latnl
While returning to Wymote on 11
crowded handcar after his first day's
work on the steel gang. Otis llrowii,' a
young man who was married three
weeks ago. fell from the car and was
run over, receiving injuries which will
prove fatal. Ills shoulder was broken,
his head is crushed, and his body is
paralyzed fiom the chest down. The
Heavily loaded ear passed over his neck
aid it is considered a miracle that his
head was not cut off. The gearing
under the car mutilated the body
badly. J
a m ting llnuk for l.lmolii Among
I ho Neuly Clinrterrd.
Two more state banks have been or
ganized, making six that have been in
corporated within one week. One of
the institutions whose articles of in
corporation weie approved by the state
banking board was the American Sav
ings bank of Lincoln. Rev. Lewis
t.regory is president and the directors
arc S. H. Hurnhnm, A. J. Sawyer,
Lewis Gregory. J. W. McDonald. N. A.
Snell. II. S. Fieemanand M. Weil. The
paid up capital stock is8'.'5,00O.
Mr. A (In mt I Acquitted.
Mrs. Jcannette Adams, who recently
shot and killed her husband, the agent
of the 1'nion Pacific railway, at Cin
cinnati. (.. in the presence of their
two children nnd her own sister, wns
acquitted of the charge of murder.
The evidence shows that Mrs. Adams
has suffered from cruel treatment and
was acting in self-defense.
She announces that she and her chil
dren would at once make their home
with the parents of her deceased hus
band at Omaha.
North llend Klevntor lliirned.
The Howling A. Purcell elevator east
of the depot at North Rend, Neb.,
burned to the ground. A strong wind
blowing from the south threatened the
whole of the business district, but bv
desperate work the flames were eon
fined to the elevator. The Cherney &.
Watson lumber yard, adjoining the
elevator property, was badly scorched,
but not a board was burned. There
was a large quantity of grain in the
building. The loss will be nearly six
thousand, well insured.
Knight of the Noll.
The first lodge iu Kansas of a new
farmers' organization to be known as
the "Knights of the Soil," was organ
ized at Abilene, Kan., with Samuel
Landis as "Head Farmer." Similar
lodges are to lie organized throughout
the state and it is Intended that the
whole shall finally form a farmers' as-H-iciation
that will endeavor to in
fluence the price of grain by regulat
ing the acreage and controlling the
quantity placed on the market at any
one time.
Michigan Foret Fire.
Forest tires nre burning between Ne
storiannd Karon, Wis., along the line
of the South Shore railway , the most
numerous being between Sidnaw and
Lake Gogebic, where trains are rarely
out of sight of the dames. The fires
so far have not done great damage, but
should the'dry weather continue for
another week much valuable timber
will be destroyed and several small
towns endangered,
Necured A.OOO.
llurglars blew open the vaults of tho
bank at Coulter villc, 111., with dyna
mite and secured 35,000, neariy all in
currency, nnd made their escape.
Durhln Nominated.
The Indiana republican convention
nominated Wlnfield T. Durhln fot
governor, a full state ticket, and dele
gates to the national convention. The
session lasted thirteen continuous
It Is rumored that Gen. Joe Wheel
will marry Mrs. George W. Chllds.
Frank B. Ilundy, ex-city chamber
lain of F.lmlra, N. Y.. hns been Indicted
for grand larce
believed his
shortuge will foot up S100.0U0.
I'onllrr Note.
One of tho experiment stations hns
been conducting experiments to de
tormlno whether a dirt or board tloor
la best for poultry. Tho belief ex
pressed by tho experimenters Is hat
n dirt floor Is as good as a board door
ao far as the health of the hens Is con
corned. The suggestion Is mado, bow
ovor, that the floor should bo built up
by placing on top of tho natural
ground n layer of six Inches of broken
Btone and covering that with dirt. For
ourselves wo can see no good In tho
dirt floor, unless it bo Its cheapness.
If the floor is compact there must bo
a constant upward movement of Bull
moisture, which 1b nut a deslrablo
thing In a poultry house. Then, too,
It must bo exceptionally well con
structed not to become damp In wot
weather. Too often when a dirt floor
Is used, prowling animals dig under
and get at tho fowls, which is not tho
case where there Is n good board floor.
The ubo of sand or Btrnw In tho
.scratching pens may havo some effect
on tho habits of the hens, as to their
places of laying. There la a pieteronco
to tho cut straw If tho hens do not get
Into the habit of using It for laying
their eggs. Where old hens are ac
customed to nest boxes the chanceB
are that they will continue to ubo them
for that purpose. The trouble will bo
with tho young pullets. They do not
seem to be very well fixed In their
Ideas as to where Is the best place to
deposit their eggs, and it Is no un
tisuul thing to find their eggs on the
bare floor. Where there Is a scratch- '
lug pen with a good lot of cut Btraw
they find It a very good place to drop
eggs. In that case remove the straw
for a few weeks or substitute sand
for It.
We bellevo that ns far as possible
old hens should be used for the pro
duction of eggs for sitting purposes.
Tho result of using eggs from maturo
hens Is to grow birds that will be
naturally strong and healthy and nat
urally able to overcome any bad sit
uation they may bo forced to pass
through. With other unlmals the off
spring of the mature Individuals is
hardier and generally larger In size
than the offspring from Immature in
dividuals. For Instance, In tho last
Iesuo of the Farmers' Review, one
sheep breeder reported Hint ono nine-year-old
ewe had to be helped in her
lambing, but her lamb weighed 17
pounds at birth. The man that wants
to constantly Improve his strain of
fowls will find the using of maturo
birds one of the most potent factors in
obtaining his ends.
Ono method of fattening geeso In
Franco Is to put the birds In a barrel,
In which a number of holes are bored,
each large enough to permit the birds
to put their heads through. The
barrel keeps them confined and thus
prevents exercise, which Is the object
of the confinement. Outsido of the
barrel food Is placed In nbundance, nnd
me geese spend most of their time eat
ing. This food Is mostly a pabte mado
of barley, buckwheat and sometimes
Indian cornmenl. Milk and potntoes
are also fed, where they are easily ob
tainable. It is said that Paris restaurant
Keepers nre drawing largely on stocks
of poultry In American cold storage
warehouses for the supplies with
which to feed tho exposition crowds
that will soon throng their city. Ono
cold storage firm in Chicago hns al
ready sent forward flvo carloads of
broilers for tho Parish market,
Tho "wlpg-covorts" aro tho broad
feathers covering the roots of tho
secondary quills.
Two Good Com.
S. Hoxle, superintendent of the nd
vanced registry, Holstcln-Frleslan As
sociation, writes to the Farmers' Re
view as follows: Of tho cows tested,
tho two most remarkable aro those of
Beryl Wayne, a cow between seven
and eight years old, with a product of
24 lbs. 3.8 oz. butter, 80 per cent fat, or
22 lbs. 9.9 oz. butter at 86.7 per cent
fat; aud of Lllith Pauline Do Kol, a
cow about three aud one-fourth years
old with the unprecedented product of
241bB. 7.4 oz, butter, 80 per ccnt.fat, or
22 lbs. 13.3 oz. butter ut 85.7 per cent
fat to tho pound. At my request both
these cows were retested by Prof. C.
D. Lano of New Jersey Station, and
the first tests fully confirmed.
Fertility of DooU Kjrg.
A poultry writer tells of his experi
ence in getting fertile duck eggs. He
says that one yenr ho mated ono drake
with two ducks and all tho eggs were
fertile. Tho noxt year ho mated two
drakes with four duoks and none of
the eggs were fertile. He wants to
know If one drake neutralized the oth
er. The cattle business In Wyoming,
which fell off during the years 1886
to 1898, Is reviving, the numbers re
turned for assessment showing a con
siderable Increase over laBt year.
Similar Improvement Is noted in tho
sheep Industry In that state. In 1888
there were but 308,977 head of .sheep.
In 1899 tho total amounted to 2,164,701,
nnd ahcep men prophesy that the
3,000,000 mark will be reached before
1901. The number of horses, accord
ing to tho returns of 1899, wero 82,446,
which is 10,000 more than In 1895. but
leas than In 1891,
Some horticulturists advocate spray
ing pench trees with whitewash In win
tor. Thoy say that It helps to keep
the buds from swelling during winter
aud protects tho twigs from too bright
,J?UKre88men nnd senators have 15,
000,000 packages of seeds to distribute
among their rura.l constituents.