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Red Cloud Chief.
l fliebraska Hotts
Joseph Glbba, a passenger on a Union
Pacific train, wan killed at Ixlngton,
in attempting to board the train. He
wa on tho way from his California
home to Pittsburg.
A consignment of lard on a Missouri
river steamer that wan wrecked In
1868 vibb dun up In a landbar north of
Omaha by Charlet NoycB. 11 waa In
A daughter of John Hollar of Sut
ton, aged 18, committed suicide by
Khootlnc herself through tho heart.
dying Instantly. A parental correction
1b the only known caime for the act.
Tho Morton-Grcgnon company of
Chicago, which operates the Morton
packing plant at Nebraska City, has
amended Kb nrtlclca of Incorporation,
Increasing Ita capital stock from $260,
000 to $400,000.
George Williams ahot and killed C.
O. Urcnham nenr Woodlnwn on n
ranch. The coroner wbh called and
found thnt Hrcnhnm, while Insane, had
broken Into the house and had been
hilled by Williams.
T)r. A. M. Smith died In Chicago,
nged 75 yenrs. He was the father of
Baxter Smith, of Plattsmouth, nn'd
brother of A. H. smith, now of Denver.
The remains wero met at the train by
tho local lodge of Masons.
The Occidental Hemedy company of
Gretna, Neb., has filed articles of In
corporation with the secrrtnry of Htate.
The capital stock la $50,000 and the
Incorporator aro H. L. Weeth. H. M.
Hardin, A. E. Hlmonda and P. 8. Tag
gart. The deputy sheriff of Gape county
found about thirty pair of shoe nenr
the railroad track south of Heat rice.
It is thought thnt a enr of freight had
been robbed nnd that these goods wero
not wanted and were thrown out nlong
Otto Hookmeyer. one of Plotts
mouth's young business men, died at
Albuquerque, N. M where ho went
neveral months ago for his health. The
deceased was twenty-six yeara of age.
The icmains were brought to Platts
moutlt for burial.
Edward nrannon. nllas Edward Wll
win, was arraigned before Police Judge
Cook nt Fremont on the charge of
horse stealing. The evidence against
the prisoner wan strong enough to
bind him over to district court. HIb
bond was Qxcd at $500.
The state board of public lands nnd
buildings has decided to use Yankee
Hill brick In tho Improvement now
being made at the Lincoln asylum. Tim
brick first ordered for the work did
not conform to that now on hand at
the asylum, consequently the change.
Yankee Hill brick Is a Lincoln pro
duct, manufacturered at Durnham.
Dick Kortum, of Oencvn, a man who
makes it a business of storing and put
ting up awnings, had n fall which
proved fatal. Ho was putting up thu
awning In front of the H. 11. Glocr
company store. Ills ladder slipped and
he fell to the cement walk. Ho was at
onrn taken to a physician and attend
ed to, but ho had received Internal In
juries, which proved fatal.
Manuel O'Day, who turned state's
evidence against Joseph Grecson,
charged with breaking Into n barn near
Hooper In February, pleaded guilty
to petit larceny in the district court
mxl was given thirty days in the coun
ty Jail. His partner, cireeson, wa.
ncqulttcd of the charge of burglary,
though O'Day testified that the for
mer helped him tako tho goods.
A class of sixteen will graduate from
the city schools of Auburn this year
whoso names are as follows: Bessie
Curry, Norma Waddle. Estel Wright.
Grace l.ounsbury, Olive Youngqulst,
Fred Wlldlsh. Uertha Kramer, Ida Pet
treon. Claude Farrow, Minnie Spell
meyer, Emma Feldman. Eta VanHerg,
Walter Mowrer, LaVerne Hough, lona
Hickman and John Talbot.
The Christian church of Geneva has
paid off its mortgage and fully re
paired the building at an expense of
$1,100. De Forest Austin and Frank
MeVey, evangelists, are now holding
meetings with twenty-four additions to
the church roll already. The house Is
picked every night nnd on Sunday
nights from 100 to 300 people were un
able to get Into the building,
George Keller, S. T. Hulls and Thos.
Murray, alleged craksmen, were con
victed In the district court of robbing
the Hank of Lyons, Neb. Sentence
was deferred. The men were captured
last fall at Kansas City after a chase
of several months, In which otllcers
from the states of Nebraska. Kansas
and South Dakota participated. They
arc accused or cracking bonk safes in
all three states. The robbery at
Lyons netted the thieves $3,500.
Davis & Mayne, who operate the
large stone quarries near nine Springs,
Lae about completed arrangments
thereby they will erect a large stone
crushing plant of 1.000 tons' dally ca
pacity. The quarries are located not
far from the Union Pacific tracks and
the officials of that road have promised
to put In a switch 2.000 feet long, a part
of which will be double track so as to
connect the quarries with the railroad
line by rail, which will prove of great
benefit In loading stone for shipment.
The supremo court has affirmed the
pentence of James U Kennedy, con
victed In Colfax county of robbing a
bank of $2,200, tho property of K. F.
Folda. at the village of Rogers, April
17. 1903. Kennedy was arrested In
Omaha, tried In Colfax county and
fccntencftl to seven years.
A. Rnlnbolt and son of Norfolk, Neb.,
have purchased tho Security State bank
of Osmond from tho Days, paying for
it the sum or $CO,000. Tho Rainbolts
acqulro'tltle to 1.200 acres of the best
land In that section of tho state, all
situated near Osmond. The new man.
Tho Japanose War Vessel Hat
cuo Goes Down.
THREE HUNDRED MEN SAVED
The Yothlnn, Aln a .Tapunne CtoUer,
Hluka In I'orl Arthur Harbor by
Col Union In a I'oc
Vice Admiral Togo has jeported to
Toklo the following:
"A report from Rear Admiral I)e
wn, says that the cruisers Kasuga
and Yoshlno collided during a fog off
Port Arthur. The Yoshlno sank, only
ninety of her crew being saved.
"On tho same day the battleship
Hatsusc truck a Russian mine and
The Yoshlno was a cruiser of 4.180
tons displacement and 15,00(1 Indicated
horse power. She was built In England
and was launched In 1892, was 350 feet
long, had AGUj feet beam and her draft
waa 17 feet.
Her armament consisted of four fl
inch guns, eight 4.7 Inch guns and
twrnty-thieo 3-pounders. She had live
torpedo tubes, her armored deck was
4 1-2 Inches thick, and her gun posi
tions were protected by shields 4 1-1!
inches In thickness. The cruisers
speed was estimated to be 211 knots,
her coal capacity was 1.000 tons and
her crew numbered H00 men.
The Hatsuse was n battleship of 15,
000 tons displacement and of the lat
est model. She was ony completed in
1900, was built In England, was 400 feet
long, had 7(i 1-2 feet benm, drew 27
feet of water, had 1G.300 Indicated
horse power anil was fitted with water-tube
boilers. She was completely
armored with steel. Her armament
consisted of four 12-Inch guns, four
teen C-lnch guns, twenty 12-pounders,
eight 3-K)underH nnd four 2-pounders.
She hud four topedo tubes. Her esti
mated speed was 19.11 knots. Her
crew numbered 741 men.
Giving details of the disaster, vice
Admlnll Togo says:
"At fourteen minutes past 1. In the
nfternoon In n deep fog off Port Ar
thur, the Kasuga rammed the Yoshlno,
sinking tho latter in n few minutes.
Ninety of hir crew were saved.
"Tho same morning the Hatsuse,
while cruising off Port Arthur covering
the landing of the soldiers, struck a
nil no ten knots southeast of the har
bor entrance. She signalled for help
and Instant- struck another mine. She
sank In half an hour. Three hundred of
her crew were saved by torpedo boats.
SCIENTIFIC SIX-ROUND BOUT
Kid McCoy anil .lark O'Hrlen Uet To
icether In I'lillitilrlnlilii.
Kid McCoy nnd Jack O'Hrlen fought
one of the mott scientific six-round
bouts CTer seen In Philadelphia at the
Second regiment armory. At the close
of tho lout It would have been a diffi
cult task to pick the winner. McCoy
had the best of the third and fourth
rounds, while O'Hrlen tul the kid In
trouble at the close of the fifth round
nnd also in the sixth round. McCoy
was visibly In dlstiess. at the end of
the sixth round. He repeated ran away
from O'Brien and only attemptrd to
counter when O'Hrlen led. There were
no marks on McCoy while O'Hrlen's
left eye was bleeding. O'Hrlen's blows
lacked force nnd this nlnne navrd the
kid from a knockout. O'Hrlen landed
the greatest number of blows, but Mc
Coy's punches had more steam behind
them. The men weighed In at 158
Kti Santa Clan Deception.
The forty-ninth southern Baptist
convention completed Its work at
Nashville, Tenn., and adjourned to
meet next year in Kansas City. It was
announced that almost $250,000 had
been raised during the year for foreign
missions and that workers are now
needed more than money.
A resolution was adopted declaring
against Baptist ministers performing
the rites of matrimony where one or
both ot the contracting parties have
been divorced on other than scriptural
During the session Dr. Defors of St.
lxiuls entered a vigorous oroteM
against teaching children that there
is such an entity as Santa Clans. He
said it was a myth and an abomina
tion which should be relegated to the
rear. To teach children this deception
was exceedingly harmful in that It
would encourage and train children to
Illrd NhoU at CnliunbiM.
The twenty-eighth annual tourna
ment of the Nebraska sportsmen's as-
Mrcmuuii uui-nru ai coiumilUB. IJie
weather was perfect ami the attend
ance double that anticipated. Eighty-
one participated In tho sweepstakes.
Among thnpe present were: Dixon
brothers, of Missouri; Adnms. ot Iowa;
Norton, of Buffalo, N. Y.; Crosby, of
Illinois; Diffenderfer nnd Captain
Hardy. Adams and Crosby made the
highest score, having tied nt 184 out
of a possible 195. Tho Columbus
grounds are as good as any In the
THE STATE PLATFORM.
rtepuhllrnn Principle Adopted at IJn
colnConventlnn, May IB, '04.
The resolutions reported by Chair
man Ross Hammond of the committee
on resolutions nnd adopted by the Nc
braska state convention follow:
"We, Nebraska republican delegates
In convention assembled, declare anew
our faith In the principles enunciated
In the last national platform. We con
gratulate the party upon Its harmoni
ous condition, thnt Is a guaranty of Its
continued control In state nnd nation.
Ita record of grent achievement is III
pledge of futuro service.
"We have abiding confidence In our
great president. Ills virile American
Ism appeals to our ndmlratlon. His
Ideals of civic duty are an Inspiration.
His exaction from public officials of
strict compliance with Inw and honor
commands our highest respect, His
punishment of public delinquents has
our unqualified approvnl. His fearless
enforcement of the statutes against Il
legal combinations In rostral In of trade
and commerce without unnecessary
alarm to capital has demonstrated tha
efficiency of republican law and the
honest purpose of tho republican party.
Coming into his high olllce tinder la
mentable circiimstnnccs, he pledged
himself to carry nut the policies of his
Illustrious predecessor, a promise hu
has not for one hour forgotten slnto
that mournful event. We recognize his
Intense patriotism and wise statesman
ship anil Join in the unanimous demand
of tho party for the nomination of
Theodore Roosevelt for president. The
delegates selected by this convention
to the national convention are Instruct
ed to vote for htm and give him their
"With full knowledge of his great
worth, with faith In his splendid pa
triotism, mindful of his party loyalty
and service, confident of his fitness for
tho high place, we present a soldier,
scholar nnd Jurist, Hon. John L. Web
ster, as a candidate for vice, president
of tho United States. We cordially In
vite support and instruct the delegates
selected by this convention to use every
honorable effort for his nomination.
"We express our deep sorrow at the
death of another great, and beloved
leader, Senator Marcus A. llanna.
"We declare our belief In a protect
ive tariff, a fundamental pnrty doc
trine thnt has largely contributed to
the nation's growth and greatness. We
adhere to the principle, nnd we refuse
to become frightened nt the schedules
of a law, the practical application ot
which, during the past seven years, has
brought to tho country such marvelous
development nnd phenomenal prosper
ity. "The efficacy of a gold standard es
tablished by the party Is proved by
the unquestionable soundness of all our
currency nnd its sufficient abundanco
to meet all the demands of a vastly
"We lejolce In the provision made
for building the Panama canal, which
will be one of the most stupendous
achievements In the history of the
world; to be done by American skill,
American capital, and to be under
American control. It will cheapen the
water transportation of the whole
world and bring the two coasts of our
continent ten thousand miles nearer
by sea for domestic commerce and
protection against a foreign foe. Its
building proves onie more the con-
ttructlve capacity of the republican
party and Its ability to solve every
"We commend congress, and espei tal
ly the Nebraska members who ren-
deied such valuable service, for the
passage of laws for a great system of
Irrigation for the reclamation of a
large area In this state of fertile but
unwntered soli, and for the better set
tlement of a vast section by means of
more liberal homestead privileges.
"In the language of President Roose
velt, we believe that the door of hope
and of opportunity should be open to
every worthy and deserving American
citizen without distinction of race,
color or religion.
"In response to a public necessity
and the party's pledge, the legislature
hiiB enncted a new revenue law. It was
framed to distribute the public burden
with exact and even justice. We pledge
tne party to a correction of sicb In
equalities as may be disclosed and to
the assessment of all property, cor
porate and private, at its full value
nccordlng to law, so that all property
shall have Its equal share of taxation.
We favor the raising only of such rev
enue- as Is needfd to meet current ex
ponses of the state government under
the roost rigid economy and for a grad
ual extinguishment of the public-debt.
"Wo commend the present state gov
ernment for Its honest and economical
administration, and for its faithful
protection of the people' Interests.
"Upon this rerord and these princi
ples we Invite the support of persons
of all parties In the coming campagn."
Kletatnr Man Got Damag-.
James Candy of Havelock. an ele
vator man. has been awarded $25 In n
,..,rrt,, u i,(u ina f mnrHno liPi'iiuse
J. Rullfson refuseu to sell hlra 1,700
bushels of old wheat on n date agreed
upon. The case was tried beforo a
Jury and Judge B. F. Good of Wahoo.
who temporarily relieved Judge Frost
In the district conrt. Judge Good In
structed that attention should be paid
to the actual market price on he day
so and not give any heed to nny evi
dence of a special bargain negotlaC-ed
by Candy of which he could have had
Nebraska Chose Elmer J.
NOMINATE STATE TICKET
Governor, I.leotenant Uowernor, Treai
nrar and Attorney General Nom
inated by Acclamation.
The republicans of Nebraska framed
a Btate ticket for the campaign of 1904
at the auditorium, Lincoln. In tho
presence of a great crowd and with
the leaders of the pnrty from every
section of the state In attendance the
work was done.
State Chairman Hnrry C. Lindsay
called tho contention to order. Prayer
was offered by Rev. J. H. Presson, of
Mtlford, chaplain of the senate. Ho
prayed for the success of the repub
lican party and asked that It should
continue in power so long as It should
ruin In righteousness.
Secretary A. U. Allen read the call
of the convention.
The following state ticket was placed
in nomination. Elmer J. Burkett nom
inated for senator, and delegatcs-at-large
nnd presidential electors nomi
nated: United States Senator Elmer J.
Governor John H. Mickey, Osceola.
Lieutenant Governor D. G. McGIl
Secretary of Stntc A. Galusha, Red
Auditor B. i.f. Senrle, Jr., Ogalnlla.
Treasurer Peter Mortenscn, Ord.
Commissioner of Public I.ands and
Buildings H. M. Baton, Fremont.
Attorney General Norrls Brown,
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion J. L. McBrlen, Geneva.
At 1-nrge H. II. Wilson of Lincoln
and Jnmcs C. Robinson of Omaha.
Congressional First district: Frank
C. Barton, Pawnee; Second, Arthur C.
Smith, Omahn: Third, A. C. Abbott,
Pender; Fourth, T. L. Norval, Seward;
Fifth, W. P. Hall. Holdrege; Sixth, M.
A. Blown, Kearney.
Delegates to National Convention
At Large: J. E. Piper, Tekamah; C.
B. Dempster, Beatrice; H. C. Drome,
Omaha; L. F. M. Leflang, 1exlngton.
Alternates: Shelby Hastings, David
City; I. M. Raymond, Lincoln; C. E.
Adams, Superior; D. K. Valentine,
Congrcslonnl district delegates to
the national convention:
First district: W. J. Crandall, Firth;
Prank R. Helvey, Otoe county.
Second district: Gurdon W. Wat
tles, Herman Aye, of Omnha.
Third district: Frank D. Williams.
Albion; Frank Nelson, Niobrara.
Fourth district: F. I. Foss, Crete;
H. M. Childs, York.
Fifth district: Adam Breede, Hast
ings; Alex Campbell, McCook.
Sixth dlbtrlct: Patrick Miles, Sid
ney; R. D. Harris, Alliance.
Nntlonnl Committeeman Charlea H.
The names of new members of the
state committee were received from
the various odd numbered senatorial
districts as follows:
1 C. F. Reavls of Falls City.
3 Wm. Hay ward, Nebraska City.
5 L. A. Grover, Wahoo.
G R. B. Howell, Omaha.
7 R. F. Kloker, West Point.
9 Charles H. Kelsey, Nellgh.
11 R. Y. Appleby, Stanton.
13 R. Dixon, O'Neill.
15 P. A. Welton, Broken Bow.
, 17 W. W. Mitchell, Wood River.
19 C. M. Boll. David City.
21 A. H. Kldd, Beatrice.
23 John M. Fitzpatrick, Hebron.
25 M. F. Stanley, Aurora.
27 L. J. Capps, Hastings.
29 L. H. Cheney, Stockvllle.
30W. H. C. Woodhuret, North
First rallure In Coltunbn.
The firm of E. B. Lenden & Bro of
Columbus, Net., filed voluntary peti
tion of bankruptcy, setting forth that
the firm nnd Elicit B. linden and Abe
linden, who are the partners constl
tutlngtheflrm, havo liabilities amount
ing to $16,300, while their assete
amount to about $0,000. of which $500
goes to preferred claims. This is the
largest failure In that section of the
country for some time.
Women' Kplicopal Anxlllary,
The woman's auxiliary of tho Epis
copal diocese of Nebraska held Its
eighteenth annual meeting at Trinity
cathedral. Omana. with 200 delegates
present. Hearing of reports, reviewing
tho mission work of the society nnd of
the Junior workers took up the tlmo
of the ladles. Mrs. Albert Noe of
Omaha was elected president, and she
with three other officers will nttend
the national convention at Boston as
delegates from Nebraska. Mrs. Prank
ish of Lincoln was elected vice president.
DENVER IS DEMOCRATIC
Democrat Klect Kery City ami County
The returns show tho entire demo
cratic ticket In Denver has been elect
ed. Robert W. Speers' majority over
John W. Springer, republican, for
mayor probably will be over 3,000.
The board of supervisors Is solidly
democratic and the democrat have
nine or ten of tho sixteen aldermen.
Out of 70,000 names on the registra
tion books, moie than 55,000 weft
Republicans Intend to contest the
result. It Is asserted that over 2.000
registered voters were disfranchised
through having their names pur
posely omitted from the lists and that
thousands of votes were cast by re
peaters. Ballot box stuffing was not
so prevalent, it Is admitted, as at pre
vious elections. As the supreme court
has the election under Its Jurisdiction
and will receive a report regarding
the conduct of the election commission
and those under It shortly. The ac
tion of that tribunal will determine
tho first steps to,bc taken In the courts
regarding the elrctlon.
Under the new dinner the city offi
cers elected now aro to serve four
The voters approved a bond Issue
of $400,000 to build an auditorium and
other bond Isues to refund the out
standing bonds and pay the floating
CARD PLAYING AND DANCING
Thria Two AmmemrnU Tabooed by the
The committee on state of the
church of the Methodist general con
ference at Los Angeles having In
charge the consideration of the pro
posed change of the rules In regard to
tho dancing, card plnylng and theatre
going, has decided by a vote of 55 to
43 agnlust recommending nny change.
This result was reached only after a
vigorous and prolonged contest in the
committee meeting. A minority re
port, presented by members of the
committee who favor n more liberal
construction of these rules will be of
fered before the conference. It is said
tho submission of these two reports to
tho general body will be the signal for
the most spirited struggle that will oc
cur on the floor during the confer
ence. RAILROADS WIN IN TEXAS
The Corp oration Ciet Flrit lleclilon Ir
The railroads and express companies
won tho first contest in the anti-trust
suits recently brought against lorpor
ate Interests genernlly by the district
nttorney nt Austin, Tex., In the name
of the state of Texas. The suit passed
upon In tho district court was ono in
which the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
road and the Pacific Express company
were being sued for violating the anti
trust laws by entering into a conspir
acy to keep any other express com
pany from doing business over the
"Katy" systems. The damages asked
for In this case and some forty others
of a similar nature, amounted to some
thing like $20,000,060.
Judge Brooks of the district court
ruled in favor of the corporations by
sustaining their demurrer nnd denial
of any violation of the anti-trust laws.
This gives the corporations interests
the better of the struggle as this waa
a test case. The plaintiffs aver that
they will appeal to a higher court.
GOOD ROADS MEETING
Cleneral Mile Favor (Soiernineiit Mak
At the second session of the Na
tional and Internationa Good Roads
convention at St. Uul the principal
speaker waa General Nelson A. Miles.
General Milts declared himself to be
thoroughly in sympathy with the
movement for better roads and In his
address recommends that 5,000 men of
the array bn used In times of peace as
an engineering corps to locate the best
and most feasible roads and co-operate
with the surveyors of various states.
He said that the government would be
vastly benefited by such a plan when
It became necessary to use such roads.
Tho preliminary work of surveying
could be done by tho army, he said,
aud the work then left to the state
to be carried to completion and the
general attorney to have control. Gen
eral Miles said he would have Intro
duced In congress a resolution or bll
to this effect.
General Mile line to Kama.
General Nelson A. Miles has been
Invited to attend tne Kansas serai-centenary
celebration In Topeka nnd take
part In the exercises and parade on
Tuesday, May 31. He saw a good deal
of mllltnry servlco there when Kan
sas was a territory. The plans for tho
celebration are Increasing In magni
tude and It la now promised that some
thing will be "going on" every day for
the entire week.
Toronto growing !b popular with
gardeners, but to grow this kind of
fruit to perfection requires more skill
than wo generally suppose. Soils for
tomatoes should be light and rich
nnd should have good drainage. The
tomato, especially In tho more north
ern part of tho United States, needs to
bo pushed forward ns rapidly as pos
sible, so thnt the growerB may get tho
benefit of the crop beforo frost comes.
On most of our northern farms during
tho past two years thcro has been
much complaint of tomatoes not rip
ening. It is evident that if tho plants
nro grown on land that Is cold, on ac
count of texture or lack of drainage,
there will be troublo of thlB nnture.
Tho best time to transplant toma
toes Is when they nro six Indies high.
If they are left In tho hot beds till
they hnve attained a height ot two
foot or more they do not bear trans
planting well, nnd growth Is checked
to an extent that scorns to render
void the start that hnd been made by
growing them In a hot bod. In fact,
when such plnnts are sot out It Is not
unusunl to see volunteer plnnts that
grew In the open soil benr fruit as
soon as they, though tho hot bod
plants had blossoms on them at tlmo
of setting out.
Generally tomato plnnts are set
about four feet apart each way anil
permitted to He on the ground. When
tho plantation Is small and consider
able nttentlnn can bo given to each
plant, n good way to do is to plant
them about three feet npnrt each way
nnd train the plnnts to single stems,
tying these stems to stakes. This lets
In the sun, and the tomatoes should
ripen more fully and be of better flav
or thnn when allowed to ripen on the
ground under the shado of tho thick
If It Is desired to avoid tho trouble
of hoeing out tho weeds every few
days, old straw or other llko material,
even grass from tho lawn, may be
placed around the vines. This nlso
acts ns n mulch nnd keeps tho moist
ure In the ground for the use of the
plants. This mulch will have to be
added to from time to time, as the
weeds will make a desperate effort to
push up through it. In tho care of
green grass being used for a mulch
this will be particularly bo, as the
grass decays very quickly. On the
whole, however, the use of tho mulch
saves n, great deal of labor and is
therefore very satisfactory. Besides,
It allows the gardener to walk among
the vines even after a heavy rain.
Varieties of Strawberries.
Wo ure frequently asked to name
.ho best variety of strawberry, nnd
have to reply thnt there Is no best
strawberry. What ono will do the
best on a certain piece of laud de
pends on several circumstances. The
amateur should try several kinds nnd
select finally the ono that docs the
best with him. Sometimes ho will
need to select a number that ho may
get a succession of frnltlngs. As to
productiveness, vnrleties differ on dif
ferent soils nnd In different states.
This difference is sometimes consider
able even In the same locality and on
different farms, duo to a difference of
soil texture, composition or condition.
The ono that yields the best on one
piece of land may bo a small yleldor
on the adjoining farm. We have fre
quently noted this fact In listening to
discussions of strawberries at the
horticultural conventions. Some
kinds do well only when given much
caro and would fall under tlo metn
ods thnt are in voguo on tho farm of
the lazy man, whilo others seem to
stBiid a fair amount of neglect and
do well. One variety needs to bo
heavily fertilized, while another will
'do well with only a limited amount
of fortuity available. Tho old Wilson
for instance, was and Is a berry that
can be made to do well only under
high fertilization. Farmers' Review.
It la not advisable to try to save
aioney by clinging to the seeds that
were left over from last year's sow
Ings. Tho quality ot tho seed must
determine the results In tho garden
to a great extent. Nor Is it advisable
to purchase Feed In tho cornor gro
cery. It Is reported that some ot tho
seed companies work off their old
seeds In this way, as they do not caro
to endanger their reputation by sell
ing them direct to their customers.
It is best to be on the safe side as re
gards seed and get only tho best
Poor Beed Ib expensive even If It costs:
nothing whn secured.
Red Siberian Crab,
This old and well-known crab Is ot
French origin; it 1b too well known
to need description. Treo Is hardy,
though a very slow grower. Trunk
and limbs quite slender, upright, form
ing a vase shaped head. Trunk aver
ages at base 14 Inches, Generally freo
from disease. First bloom noted in
1892 and tho treo bore a full crop tho
same season. Fruited again In 1895,
1897, 1899 and 1901, bearing full cropB
each of theso years. Fruit small but
of highest quality; especially desir
able for sweet pickles. Should be
grown In every fruit garden. Virginia
To foclMnte the absorption of 5"
ter, nurserymen often drill or file n
hole through the bony seed cases of
nPlumblum seeds, or crack dry peach
or plum pits, in a vise, or with an Im
plement resembling a nutcracker.
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