The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, June 13, 1902, Image 6
Red Cloud Chief. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. RED CLOHD. NEBRASKA Many men who aro not eminent nt ping-pong have "a splendid touch." The now Atlnntlc City will ho fire proof. Unfortunately tho fire la over. France Is arranging to he n sinter to all the other nations, with one or two exceptions. Russell Sago Ih nick. Somebody must havo .struck him on n put that wouldn't stay put. So far no ono haH nhown any Inter est In Uen. Weylcr'H views on tho fu ture of the Cuhan republic. King AlfoiiBo huh appeared at a bull fight unattended by the nurse. He's getting to be a big boy now. Hetty Green Hhould boar In mind President Roosevelt's maxim that "no ehots count but those that bit." John V. (JatoH says an honest man hnit no business In Wall street. Par ticularly If ho Is on tho losing sldo The young King of Spain might have 11 much harder task than ho finds before him. He has no postmasters to appoint. Mr. Cninrglo says ho has often re gretted that hu did not give enough. This ought to be an easy habit to overcome. Kansas nffords another example of the fact that It Is Impossible to con vict a pretty woman before a Jury of young men. A press dispatch says that "Gen. Urlbo-Urlbo is undone." Ills hyphen became uncoupled and he Is now mere ly (Jen. Urlbe. The governor of Mocha has been kidnaped, but his captors have not yet Indicated tho grounds upon which they will settle. It Is said that tho coronation of Al fonso XIII cost as much as would buy a battleship. Must havo crowned him with a Panama hat. Tho beef trust Is expected to obey cheerfully that portion of tho injunc tion which restrains it from "arbi trarily lowering" prices. A commission of scientists should bo appointed to Investigate tho in terior of Mount Pcleo and report how many loads aro left In tho crater. Nordlcn and Mclba havo mado up. This, announcement will soon bo fol lowed by ono disclosing tho kind of makeup they nro in tho habit of us ing. Ono of tho humors of tho season is tho London Spectator, of all tho Jour nals In tho world, telling tho kaiser how to win tho heart of tho United States. Mont Peleo was 1,000 feet hlghor before tho eruption than it Is now. Mont Pelee, however, is not tho llrst thing that has lowered Itself by too much blowing. In vlow of the threatened ndvanco In coal It Is cheering to know that scientists havo discovered a warm stratum of air 33,000 feet nhovo tho surface of tho earth. Tho fact that tho first woman law yer to bo admitted to practice law nt tho Texas bar Is tho mother of two pairs of twins establishes a difficult standard for future applicants. American anthracite coal Ir said to havo gained n great hold In Germany. Just nt present tho Germans may have to wait for their supply while tho rail roads "conflsento" what is billed to them. They now throw old pans at peoplo who run automobiles through tho streets of Now York. Tho wonder Is that somo of tho missiles havo been thrown with such swiftness as to hit tho scorcherB. As long on tho public school chil dren aro taught, as they aro taught now, to remembor Memorial day, there Is Httlo danger that tho grown peoplo of tho country will forget it, or what It means. If tho commencement-day reform ers will only permit tho sweet girl graduato to tie her valedictory essay with a whlto ribbon thero will still bo somo Joy left In preparation for the closing exercises of school. It now leaks out that tho Germans living in Ireland were slighted by Prince Henry on his homeward Jour ney. Hut this Is moro than offset by tho way tho Irish living In America entertained tho royal visitor. A vegetarian haB won tho inter national pedestrinn match in a walk from Herlln to Dresden. If tho walk ing woro only hotter or If wo nil wero better walkers wo might safely boy. cott tho beef trust In view of this not able feat. That New York man who amused himself by touching tho lighted end of his cigar to an elephant's trunk found that tho foolkMer was right on duty. It sometimes happens this way, but not often enough to decreaso ma terially tho army of fools CARS IN THE DITCt! Wreck of Excursion Train Near Alpena, Mich. ONE MAN WAS INSTANTLY KIUF.D Vlttf Injured, Three I'rolml.ly rUlly Kc nf Mirny from Drill li Well titgh Mlrnriiloim- Oilier Newi of (lenernl Interest. An Alpena, Mich., June 8, special states: An excursion train on the Detroit & Mackinaw railroad, which left here at 7:15 o'clock this morn ing for Saginaw, consisting of an en gine and twelve coaches and carrying over f)00 people, was wrecked at Mack Illver, while running forty miles tut hour. One man was Instuutly killed, three probably fatally Injured and nearly fifty others received Injuries of various degrees of severity, ranging from bruises and cuts to broken limbs. The killed: August Groslnskl, Alpena. Following nro the most seriously In jured: John McCarthy. Krriet legntskl. Jacob Mondoi IT. Otto Knowskl. LoiiIh Peppier. George lloyne. Curl Ileyer. KrncKt Pes Jnrdlns. Joseph Swallow. Thomas Connors. Christian Wolff, nil of Alpena. Jerry Sherretle, of lladaxc. John Heck. J. O. Itorlson. P. J. Goldsmith, Chicago. Sylvester Klebba. Charles McDonald. Mis. Charles McDonald. The excursion was under tho au spices of the German aid society of Alpena. When the train reached Mack liver tho tender Jumped the track. Engineer Hopper Instantly set the nlr brakes and reversed bis engine. Tho sudden stop threw tho first three coaches of the train off the track and Into the ditch. The first car was thrown half around and the next two coaches plowed through It ami cut It In two. August Groslnskl. the only person killed, was seated in this coach with forty other excursionists. His body was terribly crushed and death was instantaneous. The escape of the others In the car was well night miraculous. Groslnskl's little son occupied the same scut with him, but the lad was uninjured. The three wrecked coaches were piled up In a heap and two hundred feet of the track was torn up. As soon us tho occupants of the uninjured coachen recovered from the shock and surprise they rushed to the wrecked cars and' began aiding tho Injured. They were extricated from the wreck with frantic haste and given nil possi ble relief, pending the arrival of the relief train. This train brought eight surgeons from Alpena. After temporary dressings had been made of the most serious wounds, all the Injured were brought buck to this city where tho physicians worked over them until late tonight. J. C. DAVID SUICIDES Lincoln CiipltnlUt Kudu IIIh Life I'rlcmlft Mjmtllleil by Art. John C. David, who recently moved to Lincoln, Neb., from Pawnee City, killed himself Sunday morning In his home at Oil) South Sixteenth street' by sending n bullet Into his bend. The members of the family were In the house nt the time In other rooms and had not tho slightest suspicion that Mr. David contemplated such an net. Whether the shooting was accidental or whether Mr. David purposely In tended to end his life may never be known. Some of his friends are In clined to believe that ho had an In tention of killing himself, but others are Biire the wound could not have been inflicted had he not sought to do It. He had been laboring under mental strain for the last month and those about him thought him wor ried. His physical condition was pro nounced good, however, by the physi cians. Mr. David moved to Lincoln from Pawnee City Inst January. He with J. N. Kckman of Pawnee City had for yenrs been In partnership operating the First National bank. After a suc cessful business existence of nenrly twenty years he sold out to the owners of the Farmers' National bank of Paw nee City. Mr. David decided to move to Lincoln, but before locating there Investigated with a view of purchasing nn Interest In several business firms in that city. Last January ho pur chased of M. Well his Block in the Lin coln Paint and Color company for $GG, 000. Since that time he has taken an active part In the control of that com pany, although the details of the sule to him were not announced until re cently. Sunday morning Mr. David rose ap parently In good spirits. He did not express a wish to attend church nnd while the family were preparing to go he made the preparations for a bath. While he was In a front room on the second story of tho home, to arrange bis clothing, a shot was heard In the room. The members of tho family rushed to his room and found him lying prostrate with a small revolver In his hand. The bullet had pene trated his head above the right ear about three Inches. He lived an hour, unconscious nil tho time, explrlug ubout 11 o'clock, llllnoU Null for Southampton. The United States battleship Illinois, flying tho ting of Hear Admiral A. S. Crownlnshleld, commanding on tho Eu ropean station, nnd the United States cruisers Albany and Chicago, sailed from Castellamar, Hay of Nnples, Sun day for Southampton. NtliniHkii'ii Keel on tlm 4th. The navy department has been In formed by Moran Hros., nt Seattle. Wash., that they will lay the keel of the big battleship Nebraska on the Fourth of July. MURDERERS SENTENCED lulinke am! Olmn Olren Betere I'unlh nient for Killing NlerU. An Alliance, Neb., dispatch says: The closing scene In the Jahnkc-Olson-Slerk murder trlnl before Judge' West over occurred Saturday morning after a siege of three weeks. August Jahnke the principal defendant, who the Jury found guilty of murder In the first de gree, was first called upon to state what he had to say why the Judgment of the court should not bo Imposed upon him. He said: "I am innocent nnd have been put hero by a man who does not have his senses," referring to his brother-in-law, Olson, who confessed and Impli cated Jahnke. The judge then sentenced him ac cording to the recommendation of the Jury, which was for life, at hard labor. While the announcement was being made Jahnke showed signs of emo tion, and Mrs. Jahnke wept bitterly. The Judge further stated that tho evi dence would have warranted the death penalty. Oliver Olson, the self-confessed murderer nnd accomplice, was then ar raigned and plended guilty to murder In tho second degree and received a sentence forthwith of twenty years nt hurd labor. He was also visibly af fected by the court's sentence. Tho other defendant, Alfred Jahnke, tho lli-year-old son of August, wus dis charged, as there was not sufficient ground for his detention and trial. The crime which has terminated In these punishments was n most infa mous one. Tho two men, who nro brothers-in-law, plotted and planned four different times to take the life of Michael Slerk, an old bachelor. In or der to secure his life lnsuianco and other property, which he bad willed to Jahnke. FOUR FOOT VEIN OF COAL l'roupmtora In N'nrthennterii Nobrmka I'lnil ii I'll) lug lluil. The Iowa nnd Nebraska Coal com pany completed Its fifth hole In tho coal liintlu of Dakota county, Nebraska, and found a four-foot vein of good bituminous coal at a depth of 250 feet, says a dispatch from there. Last week the company found a forty-eight Inch vein In its fourth hole, at a level with this one, and a half mile away. This convinces tho drillers that the vein extends through large territory, and the flist steps hnve been taken to sink a 7x14 shaft jn No. 5, to carry on a mine. The company promises opera tions by September 1. The Omaha & Short Line railroads have offered to put in switches und will be asked to do so. Hesldes the company will operate Its own electric line for transportation. The coal has been practically tested In the furnaces of the Sioux Beet Syrup and Preserving company, at South Sioux City, and was found to have a high combustible power. llntlng KniU llnilly. A Madison, Wis., June 8, dispatch says: A hazing bee, which started In a spirit of fun last night enmo near end ing disastrously. After Harry F. Herr man of New London had been ducked in the lukc he went home and procured n revolver in order, as he maintains, to tlefend himself. loiter he appeared on the street nnd was "rushed" by tho crowd, and In the melee, tho revolver was discharged, the bullet lodging In the leg of Philip C. Kopplln, of Lavell. This enraged the students, who cap tured Herrman and gnvo him a sec ond ducking. Several other shots wero llred. but failed to take effect. Kop plln's Injuries are said to be slight Will Tent Nebrnftku Soil. A movement Is on foot in Indlnna to form a company that will promoto tho raising of macaroni wheat in Ne braska. It is expected to have It com pletely organized within a few duys. M. A. Catieton. cereallst of tho depart ment of agriculture at Washington, Is one of those Interested. He Is trying to mnko the manufacturers realize the value of the new wheat nnd to get tho farmers to raise It. Marcaronl wheat has been raised for centuries In Rus slu. It requires little moisture. NlrnKl(H llnjr Win Honor. Nebraska boys will lead In the com mencement week at tho Racine, Wis., college. Sunday was commencement Sunday and the Rev. Arthur Dlalr of Malr, Neb., was the celebrant at holy communion. His son Arthur Ih one of the graduates. At tho presentation of perfect crosses Gordon Cattle of. Lincoln, Neb., was one of those dis tinguished by the highest honor that the school can prefer. Among the visi tors ore tho parents nnd relatives of both young Malr nnd Cattle. Confidence Man Canght. The Omaha police captured a con fidence mau who was trying to svvindlo Edward Fontanclle, a wealthy half breed Indian. The capture Is regarded as an Important catch, as the prisoner Is believed to be the bamo man who has successfully operated here for somo time. When caught he tried to get rid of a fake draft for $325 by throwing It Into the ditch. He gave his name ou Jesse Adams. Newsy Notes. Hans Wolf, aged 11 years, was drowned in n draw near the homo of his fnthcr nt Cushman Park, west of Lincoln. The Second Presbyterian church building located at 26th and P streets, Lincoln, was destroyed by fire at nn eurly hour Sunday morning. Loss, $9,000; Insurance, G,000. During a heavy storm at Columbus, Ga J. J. Willis and Louis McClaln were killed by lightning nnd M. C. Cochran was probably fatally Injured. Prof. Frederlch Hlrth. holder of tho chair of Chinese philology, nt the Uni versity of Munich, has accepted the offer of tho Chinese chair at Columbia university, New York, and will begin his lectures there next October. An Indictment for murder In tho first degree was reported at Hoston against J. Wilfred Mondln. It Is chnrged that Hlondln murdered his vvlfo in Hoston and transported her body to Chelmsford, where Is wa found hidden In a brush heap. Tho (lutnairn from tho emotion of A DEATH DEALER Tornado Sweeps Over Portion of Minnesota. DROPS TO EARTH IK MANY PLACES Wliltn Kurlli Inilliiti Hmerintlon Ileum tnteil rirteen Art- Keporteil KIIIimI, While the I'rnp-rty I.om Itiin l! to High Proportion. A White Earth. Minn.. June 10. dis patch says: A terrific, electric, wind, hall and rain storm passed over the southwestern portion of the White Earth Indian leservatlon yesterday evening. leaving dentlt and tlest ruction In Its wake. Reports from the south ern part or the reservation say that the fury of the storm was terrific In Wal worth and Atlantic townships. Houses anil barns were torn down, crops de stroyed. It Is reported that llfteen lives were lost, many people Injured und great damage done to fnrm property, many dwellings, barns and outbuildings be ing destroyed. Details of the storm are meagre. So far ns has been learned the list of dead Includes the following: Mrs. O. A. Ilerg. wife of n tanner near Vosn. killed by falling timbers. Four children of Andrew Holn. north of I'len, killed by collapse of their home Tho storm seems to have first struck northwest of the town of Ulen, in Clay county, ftom whence It traveled south enfrterly across the northern part of Decker county, striking the towns of Foss. Atlanta nnd Walworth, along the lower edge of the White Earth reserva tion. At Atlanta n lurge Norwegian Luth eran church was completely demolished and n number of other buildings par tially wrecked. The path of the storm was about a mile wide and from thirty to forty miles in length. A great deal of live stock was killed. The property damage In loughly esti mated at $100,000. A tornado passed over a section of farming country south of Lake Park, Minn., late Monday, wrecking fifteen houses, killing from four to ten per sons and Injuring about ten. NEBRASKA CROPS Weather lliirrmi TcIIh How Wrll-C'oiiill-tloneil They Are. Crop prospects In Nebraska continue lattering. according to the weekly bulletin issued Tuesday by Director Lovelnnd of the United States weather buieau. department of ngrlculture. Heavy rains have done some damage in the southeastern section, but the gen eral result has been beneficial to crops. In summnrizlug the situation, based on returns from all the counties, the bul letin snys: The past week has been warm and wet. The tlnlly mean temperature has averaged t degree above normal In the eastern counties and 4 degrees above In western. The rainfall hns been very heavy In the central and eastern counties and light In western. The rainfall exceed ed an Inch In most of the eastern part of the state and ranged from 3 to 8 inches over a large area In the south eastern part of the state. The heavy rains of the past week have Injured crops somewhnt on low nnd on rolling land, but on the whole have been exceedingly favorable for the general crop outlook In the state. Corn has been washed out some and in a ftw instances wheat and oats have been lodged somo by the wind, hall und rain. Winter wheat Is filling well and continues to Improve In condition. Oats have materially Improved durlnr. the past week, and In some localities ure making a rank growth and promise n full crop. Corn cultivation has been delayed: cultivation, however, had made such good progress Just preceding the rains that few fields are weedy; very little replanting of corn has been nccessnry. Grass has grown well. Po tatoes continue in fine condition and the early planted are large enough to eat. The first crop of alfalfa is being cut nnd was somewhat damaged by the rains of the week. An Automobile Feat. A remarkable test of the "staying" qualities of the automobile was m.wie In Lincoln a few days ago by Mr. Otto Wlttman of the automobil' turn of The Wlttman company. While Mr. Wittman was out trying the new gasj llne carriage just received b" per formed the wonderful fent of climbing Helmont hill nt a speed of fourteen miles per hour with four passengers. This performance Is considered very rcmaikablc on account of the hill be ing long and very steep and the auto mobile Is mnde for two passengers only. 1 7-Ynir I.ocuhIh ill MIi-IiIkuii. Locusts, which infest the vie inlty north of Ann Arbor, Mich., havo been fully determined as tho sevonteon-year-old variety and specimens are ex hibited nt the university museum with nuthorltlve lubels. The number Is con stantly Increasing. Near Vandnlla they are to be found on every twig nnd their bumming enn be heard for miles. Ilinln to On In Onthilin. It Is understood that Webster Davis, the ardent pro-Hoer, will leave Mis souri for New York to accept an ex ecutive position of $25,000 yearly with Interests associated with Hourke Coch ran. I, lien Lout Xcnr Detroit. A cyclonic storm swept over the county north of Detroit. Minn., Mon day aftornoon, covering a section huli a mile wide. So far as reported eight lives were lost. Mrs. O. J. Herk, near Luko Park, was killed and others are said to havo been injured. At Ulen it dozen houses were blown down nnd seven peoplo nro reported killed nnd others Injured. Tho battleship Illinois, built nt New port News, hns been accepted by the envernment, ANTI-ANARCHY BILL Holme I'iimf Mennnre to Protect the t'rrftldrnt. The house on Mondny passed the bill to protect the president, vice president, members of the cabinet and foreign ministers nnd ambassadors antl to sup press the tenchlng of anarchy by n vote of 175 to 38. The thirty-eight negative votes were: Adamson, Hartlett. Hrantley, Hrun dldge, Htuieson, Cnndler, Cooper (Texas), Creamer. Do Armond, Dins more, Flnley, Fox, Glenn, Henry (Miss.), Hooker, Howard, Johnson, Jones (Va.). Claude Kltchin. W. W. Kltchln. Kleberg, Lanhnm, Lewis (Ga.) Little. Loud, McCulloch, McLnne, Mad dox, Neville. Patterson (Tcnn.), Ran dell, Held, Scarborough, Shacklefortl, Hplght, Stephens (Tex.), and Untler vv ood. A motion to recommit the measure with Instructions to strike out certain sections was defeated, 71 to 123. The bill passed by the house for the protection of the president Is a sub stitute for the senate measure, which contained no nntl-annrchy provisions, but which did contain n provision omitted from the substitute for a body guard for tho president. The substitute consists of thirteen sections. It provides that any person who shall unlawfully, purposely and knowingly kill the president or vice president, or any officer entitled by law to succeed to the presidency, uny for eign ambassador or minister accredited to this country, "while engnged in tho performance of his official duties or be cause of his official character, or be cause of any of his acts or omissions," shall suffer death. Any person who attempts to commit nny of the above offenses shall be imprisoned not less than ten years. Any person while engaged In nny un lawful attempt to inflict grievous bodi ly bairn iiK)u the president or any per son entitled to succeed him. if he In flicts Injuries which cause death, shall be Imprisoned for life: If such Injuries do not cause death, such offender shall be Imprisoned not less than five years. Any person who uiils, abets or con spires with another to commit nny of the above offenses shall be deemed a principal. Any person who knowingly harbors, conceals or aids with intent that he may avoid arrest or punish ment any person who has committed one of the nbove offenses shall be Im prisoned from one to twenty-five yenrs. Any person who advocates the unlaw ful killing of an officer of the govern ment or tif the government of any civ ilized nation because of bis official character, or who openly justifies such killing with Intent to secure the com mission of any of the above offenses, shnll bo fined from $500 to $5,000 nnd Imprisonment from nine to twenty yenrs. Any person who conspires or advises any person to nsasult. or kill, within or without the United States, tho chief magistrate of a foreign coun try because of his official character, shall be punished as follows: If the attempt is made and death results such offender shnll suffer death. If such attempt does not result In death tho punishment shall be a fine of $500 to $5,000 and imprisonment from five to twenty-five years, if souch attempt is not made the punishment shall be a similar fine and Imprisonment fiom one to five years. Section 11 provides that no person who Is opposed to good government or Is a member of uny organization at tempting to teach such opposition shall be admitted into the United States, and that any person who aids such person to enter shall be fined from $500 to $5,000 and Imprisonment trom one to five yenrs. Section 11! prohibits the nat uralization of nnarcbists and empowers, the courts to Investigate and before Issuing final papers to require the affi davit of the applicant ullirmiug tho truth of every material fact necessary for naturalization. The last section of the bill provides that In nil prosecu tions tinder the first seven sections of the act It should be presumed, until the contrary Is proved that the presi dent or other officer was engnged in his official duties at the time of the offense. McCarthy and norris Win Out In Thlnl iiml Fifth DUtrlctn for Cmigreim. John J. McCnrthy of Dixon county was nominated for congress by re publlrans of the Third district uftcr a long nnd exciting struggle in conven tion at Fremont. Tho break came on the forty-seventh ballot. Up to that time it had been a pretty race between the four leading candidates. Mc Carthy forged ahead on the forty fourth ballot and mnde further gains in the next two. The forty-seventh gave hi in ninety-three of the 240 votes of the convention. Pierce county, which had been dividing Its vote be tween McCarthy, Young anil rHooks, changed nnd threw Its entire strength to McCnithy. Stanton nnd Hurt fol lowed, giving the necessary number to nominate. Judge G. W. Norris won out Tuesdny at Hastings In one of the prettiest free-for-all political races ever run In tho Fifth congressional district. Victory came to hl.n on the fifth bnllot, after the record had been made, but not an nounced. Phelps county started the break, and was followed by HaH nnd Nuckolls. The scene attending the break wns tumultuous, showing tho joy of the friends of the western man. The convention was the largest repub lican congressional meeting ever culled together in tho district. DOTS AND DASHES The bandits who captured Miss Stone held n secret meeting and divided tho ransom money. W. P. Hepburn wns renominated for congress in the Klghth Inwn district. It was 90 degrees nt Lincoln, Neb., Tuesdny, by the weather bureau ther mometer. Investigation of tho causes and re sponsibilities for tho catastrophe at the sanitarium of the St. Luke's hos pital In Chicago reveals a talo of neg ligent on the part of officials of the sanitarium and city. John Long, ut one time a printer in tho Job department of the Lincoln Journal, but of lato employed In Chey enne, Wyo cut his throat with a razor recently. Family trouble Is supposed to be the trouble. "lk 'tBRW'yl i3VW5 The Tacker!' Explanation. The Chicago packers are endeavor ing to explain to the people the causes that make beef high. With that end In view they have Issued the fol lowing circular: P Why beef Is high. " The present high price of dressed beef is occasioned: 1. Hy the Increased demand in the United States and Great Britain for dressed beef, and 2. By the high price of corn, which Is used to such a largo extent In feed ing cattle. The advances In the price of corn during the past year have been as fol lows: Closing price No. 2 cash corn Chi cago board of trade: January 2, 1001 $ .30 1 April 1, 19.01 426 September 3, 1901 54 December 2 ,1901 62 April 20, 1902 62 The following comparison shows that the price of cattle largely coin cides with the price of corn, and corn haB ranged much higher In prlco dur ing tho feeding season commencing September 1, 1901, than for many years. The wholesale price of dressed beef Is governed by the cost of live cattle. Prices months of April 1901-1902: 1901 1902. Extreme rnngo beef cnttle at Chicago, jilt cwt moflcoo :4.75:.w Average price No. 2 cneh corn, per bu.... ,48 .024 Average weight of cut tle, per brad 1,011 lbs. 955 lbs. Average price, dressed beef, per cwt 17.61 Jf.M The following table gives the com parative cost of feeding a 1,000-pound steer In winters 1900-1901 and in win ter 1901-1902: 11A)2 75 bu. corn at G2Ac $46.88 190175 bu. corn at 48c 36.00 4 Increased cost 1902 $10.88 On a 1,000-pound steer this Increased cost would amount to $1.08 per 100. live-weight, nnd, estimating tho dressed beef In a stocr at 55 per cent of tho live weight, would increase the cost of dressed beef $1.98 per 100 pounds. DUrtiMlnii on Lamb. (Condensed from Farmers' Review Stenographic Report of Wisconsin Round-up Institute.) . R. E. Roberts read a paper on the handling of early lambs, which was followed by a discussion, In part as follows: Q. What breed of sheep do you keep? A. We keep tho Shropshlres. Q. How much do the lambs weigh when you sell them? A. Sometimes they weigh as much as 45 pounds. The February lambs are sold In April. Q. Do you use a basement barn for these lambs? A. No; I havo only nn ordinary . barn boarded up and down. Q. Which will stand moro cold weather, cattle or sheop? A. Sheep. Q. Where do you market your lambs? A. In Chicago. I havo shipped to one man there for fourteen years. We ship carloads at a time, by getting other lambs to send with ours. Q. Is there not a limited market for that class of lambs? A. No, sir; there seems to be no end to tho demand. I dlsposo of all 4 my lambs at $8 per head at tho depot. Q. Do you select your breeders from yearlings? A. No; I use two-year-olds. Q. Is silage good feed for sheep? Mr. McKcrrow. Our experiment station at Madison has issued a bulle tin on the matter. We have been feed ing a good deal of silage to sheep at our farm. Our ewes and lambs aro doing well. They aro getting clover hay and alfalfa. Thoy aro getting two feeds of silage per day. Wo havo seen no bad results from it, Q. How about rape for sheep feed? w Mr. Roberts. -It Is tho best feed I know of. Mr. McKcrrow. -Let mo warn you against feeding your breeding stock on rapo. It Is too stimulating. It is better to have only half a ration Ir. rape. Canadian exporters uro very shy about buying sheep fed on rape for they go down quickly when put on grain feed. A t'nnran of Natnre Htuiljr. Cornell University has Introduced lomcthlng of nn innovation Into its agricultural work In tho form of a home courso of naturo study. Tho work Is under tho direction of Profes sor John Crnlg. Lesson Bhocts aro sent out to nil parts of the state, and arn extensively used in the farmers' reading clubs and reading circles. These lesson sheets are on agricultural topics and nro followed by examina tion papers, which are to bo filled out and returned. Tho work has the back ing of the legislature of Now York, H which has mado an appropriation to carry It on. Thero aro said to bo In excess of 30,000 persons taking part In this scheme for Increase of agricultur al education. Recent dispatches from AjrfVrnlla statod that widespread devastation was caused by an earthquake In th New Hebrides Islands. Tho series of earthquakes wero followed by erup tions of Albrlm, Lopelr and Tlngoa volcanoes.