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Red Cloud Chief.
Twrnty-two students of the Lincoln
Medical college grnduntod at tho com
mencement oxeiclfcs held nl the Oliver
The now Y. M. C. A. building com
pleted at CJindron, Neb., has been dedi
cated. Governor Mir key was Invited
to deliver ntt address at the excrclsca.
The DeVVItt Telephone company has
increased Its capital Block to $20,000
nnd will make extensive Improvement!)
la ItH DcWltt exchange. Tho amended
Articles havo hern Hied.
It looks as If a saloon at Ord will
have to close. Tho propiletor died and
thero tecum to ho no legal wuy in
which tho ndmlnlHtrator of tho estat:
can go on with the saloon.
Tho report of the Biiperlntendent of
the Kearnoy reform school, filed with
trie secretary of Htato shows a total
enrollment at the school for the month
or Man-It of Ififi. The total twmber of
tnmatcH at tho end of tho month was
The Security State hank of Wash
ington, whoso nppllctitlon for a charter
was approved by tho stiitc bunking
Voard, has filed Its articles of Incor
poration with tho Rccretary of Mate.
The capital Btoclc Is $10,000 and the
paid-up capital, $5,000.
"A Womnn'n Honor," a romrdy dra
ma, was presented nt lh North opera
houso at Columbus, under tho auspices
of company K, First Nebraska nation
al gtiurd. Tlio players were homo tal
ent under direction of If. C. Porter of
jwuisoh City, Mo.
Th excavation for tho foundation of
tho ndmlnlstrallou building nt the Nor
folk asylum has been completed by the
tontnieturs and tho laying of the foun
dations will bo commenced nt once.
State Architect Tyler wHl superintend
Fromont residents are congratulating
themselves upon tho enforcement of
tho ordinance prohibiting chickens
from running nt large. A citizen was
prosecuted and lined under tho ordi
nance with tho result that people gen
erally are conllnlng their poultry.
In order that instruction In tho new
drill manual may bo had, tho olllrcrs'
Hchool of Instruction of the nntlonal
board will bo postponed from May 1 to
Homo lime tho Intter part of June The
postponement Is made at tho request
uf u number of ollhers of tho guard.
The North Plntto Klectrle Light nnd
Power company of Colorado has decid
ed to do business In Nebraska. Articles
havo been Med with the secretary of
Mate. The principal place of business
Is in Denver, and the capital stock is
placed at $20,000. Tho company op
erates Its plants by power obtnlucd
from tho North Plntto rlvor.
Tho commissioner of public lnnds
anil buildings and his deputy have held
tho following auction of school land
leases. Holt county nt O'Nuill nnd
IluyiK county nt Hayes Center, Drown
county nt Alnsworth and Hitchcock
county nt Trontnn, Cherry county at
Valentine. Shcrldnu county at Rush
vllle. Dawes county nt Chadron. Sioux
ourity at Harrison.
A no.- company has been organized
to prospect for oil in Nebrnskn. The
capital stock Is $t;o,000. and It Is ns
r.erted that tho company will prosnect
the northwestern section of the state
when? Indications of oil am to be
found. The concern will be known as
tho Omaha Petroleum company and
tho articles of Incorporation are tiled
with the secretary of state.
The city of Oiimhn will continue to
fight tho cases brought In the district
court of Douglns county against prop
erty holders who refuso to pay the
paving taxes assessed against them
In several of tho city paving districts.
A number of the rases havo beon ap
pealed by tho city from tho district
court to the Hiinremo court nnd now
ire pending. Additional ones are being
Tiled. Tho decisions In most Instances
have been against tho city In the lower
Tl secretary of the state honrd of
Irrigation is busy reviewing proo.'.i
of application for water rights tiled
last summer. The proors nie required
to specify tho Improvements made by
Melvln D. Williams, nsslstant en
gineer of the United States geological
liiirvey, has placed blanks In tho hnnds
.of farmers In the North Plntto valley
who use water for Irrigation, that, they
may report tho amount of water used
on the land, the crops raised, the time
of water used nnd other mntters of like
nature, which will bo used In survey
ork tor tho Irrigation ilnms to bo
instructed by tho government In Wy
oming and extending Into western No
bimkn. The mnnufneturers nnd jobbers of
Lincoln hnvo formed nn association
which will mean a long step forward
for tho business lntorest of Lincoln.
The organization was offected at a
meeting nt tho Commercial club, when
fifty signed tho roll of membership.
Tho object of the association Is to go
out Into the stnto to make nn aggres
sive campaign to securo a larger pro
portion of tho wholesale trado of the
country mrchnnts nnd to advertise
Lincoln more thoroughly as a whole
The state department of oil Inspec
tion has realized n profit of $795.38 for
the state during tho month of March.
The report of Inspector Church for tho
month shows that the receipts amount
ed to $1, C77.no, the expenses to $882.12
nnd thnt tho amount turned over to
tho ctnto treasurer was $785.38.
A school of Instruction for tho offi
cers of tho national guard will bo held
nt tho office of Adjutant Gcnernl Cul
ver in Lincoln during tho first week
In May. Tho school will bo under tho
supervision of General Daggett and
'General Culverand'wlll include n com
plete course of military Instruction.
Author ol "The Kidnapped Millionaire!,"
COI'TKKillT, W!, lir
PtlCDBtilOK UrUAM ADAMS
CHAPTER NINE Continued.
Two warm arms wore clasped
around his neck, a face wet with tours
nestled for n moment on his shoul
der, nnd she kissed him twice, with
tho live kisses that come from tho
heart of n woman whoso affection has
passed tho mysterious border that sep
arates friendship from love.
"Good-bye, .lohn; God liloss jou nnd
"Good-bye, .Jessie; good-bye!"
Ho wutched her ns she faded away
from him nnd disappeared beyond tho
vines which shaded the veranda.
Under the arched maples where he
had walked with Jessie so many
times, nnd down the sandy road
where they bad loitered in summer
days now gone forever, John Hurt
urged the horse along. It wns two
miles to Peter Hurt's, ami lie soon
reached tho gloomy old house. A fig
uro stood by tho gate. John rode for
ward and recognized his grandfather.
"You did well to come home, my
1k," said tho old man. whose deep,
calm voice held an anxious note.
"Something has happened, and my
soul has beon calling you since dusk.
Hide to the graveyard and I'll follow
you. It Isn't safe to talk here."
In tho far comer of tho old grave
yard John Hurt hitched his horse and
turned to meet his grandfather. The
old mnn-seated himself on the grave
of tho pioneer Hurt who, two hundred
years before, had dared the dangers
of tho wilderness.
"Now wo can talk," ho said. "Tell
me whnt hns happened."
Quickly John Hurt relnted the inci
dents of tho tragedy.
The old man rnnde no sign during
tho recital, and wns silent for min
uter, niter John had ended.
"Ho deserved to die, arid It was
written that ho should perish by vio
lence; but his blood Is not on your
head," begun the old men en I inly.
"Murder, in the sight of God, Is In the
sat TzarcmzzT- aw
heurt not in the hand. I I am
Peter Hurt's voice broke, and a
shudder swept over him: but ho con
trolled himself, arid continued:
"My boy. will you take your grand
"I will, grandfather- I will!" re
plied John llrrnlv.
"It is written in God's word; 'If
thou faint In the day of adversity,
thy strength Is small; for a just man
falleth seven times nnd riseth up
again,'" said Peter Hurt, laying his
hand on John's shoulder. "God has
willed that you shall be His instru
ment in great undertakings, ami It Is
decreed thnt the events of today
shall not be a stumbling-block to your
foot. You are now to go out into the
world, and though you may know It
not. God will guide our footsteps. It
were tolly to Imnclne thnt this un
provoked iiunrrcl points to your un
doing. It is the sign that you are at
once to depart from Melds you have
outgrown, to take up onr work In
that broader sphere which Is waiting
yon. Something has whispered to rue
that ou should go to California To
da'h event is tho sign that ou go
now. Yon will utnrt tonight, my boy,
nnd God will be with you. Hush! I
In ar tile hoofs of horses!"
The old man jumped to his feet.
"Olllecrs nre coming!" he said in a
low voire, "l will meet them. He
main here till I return. Hold Hint
horse by tho none lest ho whinny."
As John sprang to thu horse's head,
tho old man vanished in the dark
ness. Peter Hurt entered the rear dcor of
his house urn! was lu his room when
the trump of steps was heard, fol
lowed by loud knocking. The old man
waited awhllu. ns If diesslng. He
then lighted u lamp and stood lu the
hallway. The pounding had been re
pented at Intervals, nnd gruff voices
were heard In Impatient conversation.
"Who's thero?" demanded tho old
"We are officers of tho law, Mr.
Hurt," a voice, declared. "We are af
ter John Hurt, your grandson, who
has killed a mnn."
"Have yon n warrant for his arrest,
or n search warrant?" domundod tho
old man. "Show me one nt tho win
dow and I will open tho door. If you
hnvo none, begone, and let me rest In
A conferenco followed, nnd a gruff
voice rose In anger.
"Let us In, old man," It thundered.
"Warrant or no warrant, let us In, o.
by God we'll pound your door down
ssssf' if WIMMmnXIIKs mH '
"Colonel Monroe' Doctrine," Etc.
COI'THtflllT, 190S. itr
A. J. IiuaxKL UiDtibt
and take you along with your murder
"Open my door nt your peril!" said
Peter Hurt sternly. "Show me your
authority, and you can enter my
house. This house Is my eastle, nnd
no man has over entered It without
Growling threats, the men retired.
In a minute they returned, armed
with a log. Used ns n buttering rum,
It was hurled against tho heavy oak
en door. For a time tho stout frame
resisted, but with a crash the jamb
gave way and the door Hew open.
With an oath and n enll to bin com
panion, the larger of the two rushed
As the man crossed the threshold
the patriarch's left arm Hew out, and
tho corded lingers gripped the rock
loss Intruder by the throat. The sec
ond man hit the old farmer a glancing
blow with the butt end of u revolver.
With a catlike movement, Peter Hurt
wrenched his opponent's forearm.
With a cry or pain the man dropped
the weapon to the Moor. Heforo bo
could guard himself Peter Hurt dealt
him a hard blow on the fnee, and
gripped him by the neck ns be reeled
against the wall.
Holding Hie two men nt arm's
length, Peter cracked their heads to
gether, and then dragged them Into
the room, where the lamplight roll on
tnelr faces. The protruding tongue
and the blood-surged face of the one
who had led the charge caused Peter
Hurt to relax his hold, and the mnn
fell limp to the Moor. A glance
showed that his companion was sense
less, nnd the old man stretched him
out on the carpet.
Peter Hurt produced a coll of rope
from a closet, and with tho dexterity
of a sailor bound the senseless men.
He then proceeded to revive them.
"I have not gagged you," said Pe
ter Hurt, as he stood over them, "for
the reason that your cries would
bring you no assistance. As soon as
convenient, I will give you more com
fortable quarters. Now that you are
here, you may spend the night with
Seating himself nt n desk, Peter
Hurt wrote two letters, and sealed
them. Ho then opened a huge, iron
bound chest, nnd lor half an hour
was busy with Its contents. When his
work wns ended, he quitted the room
without so much as n glance at the
silent Hguros on the Moor. John met
him at the gateway.
"Hero are your instructions, John,"
ho said, "Go to your room and select
such t rilles ns you can carry in your
saddle-bags. You must mnko Ply
mouth before daybreak. This letter Is
i man lu Plymouth.
Here Is a ring. Show him this ring
with the letter. Stay In his houso
all day, and start for New Uedford
about ten o'clock to-morrow night.
Yon must arrive In New Hertford be
foro daybreak, and go to tho address
on this letter. When you find It show
Captain Hortou the letter nnd the
ring. He will put you on board the
Segregansett, which sails for the
South Pucltle in three days from now.
Tins third package you will not ox
iimliii; until well at sea. Hero Is
money. Enter the house and make
no unneressnry noise. I will saddle
your horse and wait at the barn."
The sky wns ullame with lightning
as John stood once more by the old
man's side. Tho rumble of thunder
told of the near approach of the tem
pest. 'John," said Peter Hurt as be
grasped the boy's hand In his, "I feol
no sorrow savo the pain of a tempor
nry parting. I shall son you again,
my Isiy; I shnll clusp your hand lu
the vigor of your manhood, when suc
cess has crowned your efforts, and
when your hnpplness Is complete. Do
not write to me or attempt to com
municate with me, or with nnyono,
until you nre rich and strong enough
to meet your onemlos on equal
ground. During those coning yearn
let money be your umbttlon. You llvo
In an age when monoy Is tho god of
tho material world. Understanding
has been granted to you, nnd when
you npply yourself to tho struggle tho
thrill of knowledgo will pervade you.
You have received a ken of thlH
world's affairs, so that I can say to
you in the lnnguitgo of Isnlnh: '1 will
glvo theo the treasures of darkness
and tho hidden riches of secret
r.!a-;n ' Rest securo In that promise,
have abiding faith In It, end hold no
vwtwi ' : f m. v. ' "
-WVv "" "'"' '
communication with thoso who love
yon until my prophecy has como to
pass. Do you promise me, my boy?'
"I do. grnndfuther!" said John, who
was deeply affected. "You have been
so good "
"Never mind, my boy; thank God,
not me. Good-bye, John God bless
Tho Mrst drops of the storm pat
tered on tho dusty rondwny as tho
old mnu raised his hands nnd gave
John hl.s blessing. Springing Into tho
saddle, the boy caught ono last
glimpse of Peter Hurt lu a brllllnnt
flash of lightning which glorified his
heroic figure, his whltu hair shining
ns a halo above his brow.
II was four o'clock when ho halted
at' a small houso on the outskirts of
Plymouth. Years before, with Peter
Hurt, ho had visited the old sailor
who was spending there his declining
years. After repeated knocking, tho
old man opened the door. John hand
ed him the letter nnd showed tho
ring. He read the letter and henrtlly
greeted his guest.
"Enough snld, my boy!" ho de
clared, ns he burned the letter. "You'll
be ns safe heru ns Itr God's pocket.
Make yourself comfortable and I'll
stow away your horse."
When the old mnn returned ho pre-
pared n breakfast which John ate with
relish, and then his host showed him
to a bed which, though hard, seemed
tho most delightful place he had
found In years. The sun wns low
when John woke. The old snllor did
not betray tho slightest curiosity con
cerning John's journey, nnd nt ten
o'clock his guest bride him farewell
with sincere thanks for his hospital
ity. The night ride to New Hertford was
made without incident. It was three
o'clock when John knocked at Cap
tain Hoiton's door; nnd, much to his
surprise, that gruff old mariner was
trp and dressed.
"Come In! I've been oxpcctln' ye!"
Ire said as he opened the door. "Glad
to meet ye. Joe," he suld, turning
to n sleepy-eyed boy, "tuke care of
this lad's horse."
John feeured the contents of the
saddle-bags, and an hour Inter stepped
on beard tho Segregansett. Captn
Hortou showed him his quarters and
advised him to "turn in." Ho did so,
ami when he nwoke the heaving and
groaning of the old whaler told him
that she was on the open sea.
Not until tho Segregansett had left
the Hermudns did John open the pnek
ago which had been given to him by
Peter Hurt. It contained n long let
ter from the old man, describing a
sHit. lu tho California mountains, of
which a dying sailor had told him
years before. Tin; poor fellow de
clared that he had found a rich de
posit of gold, and thnt he was work
ing his wuy back to Hoston, hoping
to interest the necessary eapltul. In
rotor nuns letter wns enclosed n
tough map which the sailor had
sketched when he realized that death
stood lu the way of his dreams of
There was also a parcel with an
outer covering of oilskin. John
unwrnpped It nnd disclosed a large,
old-fashioned wallet, which he recog
nized ns having belonged to his grand
father. In this wullet he found a
layer of United States Trensury notes
of large denominations. His lingers
tingled as he handled the notes. Ten
thousand dollars! Jessie seemed much
nearer us John looked at those hits of
The scenes and Incidents of that
eighteen thousand mile journey
around Capo Horn are worthy of ex
tended recital, hut aro not an essen
tial part of this narrative. One bright
nfternoon the Segregnusett sailed
Into the harbor of Valparaiso, and a
week later John Hurt wns n passen
ger on tho steamer Reliance, bound
for Snn Francisco.
A thousand leagues away, Jessie
Garden trensured the secret of u sen
sation strangely akin to now-born
love. On the walls of her class-room
was a large map, anil she loved to
look at it and wonder whnt spot of
laud or sea held John Hurt.
(To b continued.)
An Unkind Question.
it was shortly after the houso com
rnltteo of the Democratic club promul
gated a resolution thnt evening dress
should be worn by members nnd visi
tors who dined or paid evening visits
to the club, thnt Tom Dunn, the for
mer sheriff, fell into a library arm
chair one night.
Mr. Dunn's own garb would havo
passed muster at Marlborough House,
so he looked around upon tho throng
in confidence nnd content.
There came a certain man of busi
ness to the club thnt night who wore
nn evening suit which wns well-fitting,
expensive, and correct In detail.
Hut he did not look comfortable.
Pride kept him quiet for u fe,w mo
ments, nt tho end of which pride
caused him to ask:
"How do you like It, Tom?"
"It's Immense," snld Dunn; "why
don't you buy It.'" New York Tele
graph. Uncle Sam as Foster Mother.
A rural conscript during tho civil
war appeared before the board of en
rollment nnd desired to bo exempt
that ho might return to his country
"What arko your clnlinB?" asked tho
"I nm entirely dependont upon my
mother for support," was the innocent
The members of tho honrd smiled,
and the doctor replied.
"I am happy to assure you, my hon
est hearted friend, that tho govern
ment Is prepnred to at once relieve
your mother of so unsuitable n burden
and assume your entlro charge and
expense during the next three years.
III! I II I I I , , I. . I..IJ. ... !
Guard Against Gapes.
Gnpea aro frequently present in a
flock without tho owner of the chicks
suspecting it. Tho troublo mny be
a cnttso of Iobs year after year and
tho poultry raiser Imagine bad food
to bo to blame, or thnt the chicks
have some bronchial disease. Gapes
como to tho chicks by way of tho
angle worms that arc fed them, or
that they pick up themselves. We
have known children to take such
an interest in tho little chicks shut
up in their coops that they would dig
nnglo worms for them, not knowing
that they were nt tho sumo time sup
plying them with tho ilenlly gajio
worm. Feeding angle worms to chicks
is a good pructlco If it be known thnt
gapes do not oxlst in the neighbor
hood; hut if thero havo been gnpes
on tho farm nt all, feeding the worms
to tho chicks Is a dangerous prac
tice. Anglo worms may bo fed to
mature fowls without fear of In
dnclng gapes, ns tho gape worms are
ablo to attach themselves only to the
very tender membranes of growing
chickens. Wo see tho statement mude
thnt "on some farms during certain
seasons it seems almost Impossible
to rear broods of young chicks that
aro entirely free from It, particularly
if tho chickens are kept under tho
ordlnnry conditions." This Is true,
but tho trouble can be easily obvlntod
by keeping tho chicks on board floors.
On most farms the chicks can bo kept
on grnss plots; but where gapes are
bud tho board floor will have to be
resorted to as n protection against
tiro gapes. Some quite complete ex
periments to demonstrate this hnvo
been mndo by the experiment sta
tions. Two lots of chickens were
kept side by side, one on a board
floor and one on tho bare earth. In
several repetitions of the experiment
tho chicks on the bare ground got
tho gapes, while those on tho board
Moor did not. in another experiment
two broods were kept on board Moors.
Ono brood was fed angle worms and
tho other was not. The brood re
ceiving tho angle worms were soon
sick with the gapes, whllo tho other
brood wns unnffectod.
Formerly tho processes of llfo of
the gupo worm were unknown, but In
recent yenrs they have been discov
ered, nnd tho gape worm is seen to
bo a parasite of the angle worm. The
wornr now enrries tho nnnre of Syn
gaurus trachelitis. It Is reddish in
color nnd from three-eighths to three
fourths of nn inch long. Whnt up-
penrs like ono worm is reully two,
tho male and tho fenrnle being per
manently attached. This led to tho
common numo of the "brnnched
worm" prevailing In some localities.
Thu male is the smaller of the two
These worms attach themselves to
tho air-passages of young chicks.
They nourish themselves by sucking
tho blood of tho fowl, and when a
large number of them collect In tho
whrdpipe of a chick the loss of blood
is great. As many as forty of these
worms have been found Irr the wind
pipe of a single chick. Tho weaker
ones among the chicks are killed off
by the gapes, hut tho stronger ones
generally survivu the attack. Tho af
fected chickens cough up the to worms
and other chicks eat them nnd be
come affected. It Is therefore best
to take away from among the others
tho chicks affected with gapes.
it is easier to pruvent gapes than
to euro them, but there are remedial
measures that may bo taken. One
is to put the chicle irr a barrel
and dust in some air-slaked lime.
This will cuuso the coughing up
of the worms. A double Horse
hair twisted in the windpipe frequent
ly dislodges marry. A feather dipped
in turpentliio nrrd turned in the
trachea will cause many to be dis
lodged, and they will bo roughed up.
In tho euro of pheasants thero arc
no hard rules beyond those common
sense dictates. Circumstances vary
so greatly as to climate and locality
that what might he true of ono local
ity would not bo true of smother.
Ono thing is certain and that is this,
the English or Mongolian pheasants
have como to stny. Their introduc
tion nnd propagation havo long since
passed the oxperimentnl stage. Roth
the above unmed birds are strictly a
woodland bird nnd will My to a wood
or coppes as soon as scared, but their
feeding grounds aro usually the open
arid Mollis where grain and bugs can
be found. Don't think for n moment
that pheasants will stny where they
are reared; they may do It some
times, but at other times will go miles
away, much depends on the location,
If feed and water Is to bo found In
abundance, and tho birds havo a
thicket or hiding place to go to when
scared they will most likely stay
whero they wero liberated or raised.
Ono of the best things to keep your
phcoaants at home Is to plnnt a
mixed patch of broom corn and sor
ghum; this will jnako a good hiding
place and at tho same time an abund
ance of tho most excollont food during
the winter months. F. J. Wilson.
Tho stockman whose training has
been solely In tho school of experience
Dften holds in light regard that which
Is written concerning his vocation.
Let him romombor that facts and
truths nro tho same, whether their
repository Is tho human mind or a
book. Held by tho former nil perish
with tho possessor; in tho keeping of
tho latter, tho wholo world may bo
aflted. Prof. W. A. Honrv
Breeding of Geese.
As I have been a breeder of fancy
poultry for a number of years, espe
cially tho Embden gecse. 1 think i
know something about the breeding
of tho same. Geese nro a profitable
fowl on the farm. They require loss
grain than nny other kind of ponltry.
excopt in laying season, when they
should havo plenty of grass and wnter
and also a liberal supply of different
kinds of grain. I set my gooso eggs
tinder chickens nnd when they begin
to hatch they should bo watched and
taken out of tho nest as fast as they
are dry and kept in u warm place un
til all are out nnd dry, as they are
very helpless little mushy things tho
Mrst day or two. Put the hen anil
goslings In a grassy spot with a coop
to shut them up in nights. They nro
very easily raised nnd aro not subject
to disease. I reed tho goslings corn
bread until they nro large enough to
eat corn. They can bo fed moal after
they nro two or three weeks old. Keep
them where they can got plenty of
grass and water and you will be sur
prised to sco how they will grow.
Early goslings can bo picked several
times in tho fall, but it is wicked to
rob them of their clothing in cold
weather. The laying geeso should not
bo picked In lnylng season, if yotr
want eggs. One gander with two
hen geese is all that Is required, but
If you have us muny ganders as lay
ing geese it will bo nil right. They
mate off some time In February.
Some ganders will take ono goose nnd
some will take, two If there aro more
geese than ganders. About the Mrst
of March 1 make nests for them in
struw laying It in bunches near some
fence or building. They will make
their own nests nnd begin to Iny
about the 10th of March, thut is, tho
Emhden does, nnd I raise no other
kind ami have no desire to for they
got so large and havo so many snow
white feathers. Mrs. John W. Dunn,
Wolls County, Indluna, In Farmers'
How Many Varieties of Corn.
Recently n man that had attended
a good many farmers' institutes ex
pressed it na his belief than wo hnvo
many breeds of com. Ho thought it
would bo a good idea to hold a con
gress of corn growers and decide on
two varieties, one yellow nnd tho
other white, nnd then to advise the
farmers to discard all other varieties
and stick to the growlug of those two
vnriotles or to ono of tho varieties.
Wo doubt If tho situation would bo
Improved by such a move. Tho devel
opment of corn varieties Is bound to
go on under tho same stimulus that has
given us more than 2,000 vnrlctles of
tipples, a few of which are really good.
The fact is that at present wo know
very little nbout tho com plant as to
adaptability of dlfforent varieties to
different situations. Doubtless we
will Mud that thero aro great differ
ences in tills regard. Wo havo yet
to lit our varieties to our localities.
Wo will suppose that tho congress
named was held and that Uoono
County White uud Learning were se
lected as the varieties to bo grown.
Then whnt about tho very lnrrjb
stretch of country in tho North thnt
Is growing only flint corn and enn
grow only Mint corn, as It Is too cold
lor the development of tho dent va
rieties? It Is evident that the season
differs greatly in length in various
places and that the corn variety thnt
will do best in a certain locality must
bo regulated to some extent by tho
time it takes to reach maturity after
tho ground gets warm enough to
sprout the seed. Thore is also a great
difference in moisture requirements
of different varieties, and this must
also count for much In the developing
of new varieties.
No Hurry to Pasture.
At this time of year the dairyman
is looking nt his pastures expectant
ly for the Mrst appearance of green
grass In enough quantity to nllow him
to turn out his cows with somo
chance of them getting a fair part
of their living. The temptation to
turn out the cows curly should be re
sisted. The old way was to turn thorn
out on tho Mrst of Mny, no matter
what tho condition of the pasturo or
the earliness or lateness of tho sea
son. Sometimes tho grass In somo lo
culitloH Is well advanced on tho first
of Mny, but lir others not. Why should
thero be u uniform dute, oven In
custom, for such a matter. It pnyB
to save the pastures for u week or
two when they nro just beginning to
get a stnrt. Ono or two weeks rest
nt that time will glvo moro satisfac
tory returns lu the wuy of pasturag
American Hereford Breeders.
At tho meeting of tho board of di
rectors of tho American Hereford
Breeders' Association, recently held
in Kansas City, tho following were
endorsed as persons from whom the
managers of tho World's Fair could
select a Judge for Hereford cattlo at
that exposition: ThoninB Clark, C. N.
Cosgrove, C. A. Stannard, George
Leigh and E. J. Taylor. An appropria
tion of $4,000 was made for tho Inter
national and also for the World's Fulr
and $300 was appropriated for tlio Il
linois State Fair. As judges at the
KansnB City show, Thomas Clark, 1.
M. Forbes and Dr. Jossym wero
named. An executive committee was
nppolntcd ns follows: C. A. Stannard,
C. G. Comstock nnd B. C. Ithonle.
Llfo Is n constant drill for soldlcra
-r.d bank burglars.
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