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0. 1. HALE, rublltaer
Ono way to avoid cholera ioomi to
be to avoid war.
Tho baseball fan b'lles and tho farm
r smiles when It rains.
It Is nil right for charity to begin
at homo, but It should not end there
Motto for the ofllco boys "If busi
ness Interferes with baseball, quit tho
An eastern scientist has discovered
n substitute for tobacco. Possibly its
n five cunt cigar.
Tendon doctor biijb, "Lncklng lovo,
you ought to bo drowned." In the
sen of matrimony?
Wo fool safe In making tho positive
announcement that the fro3l la all out
of the ground.
Any woman will tell you that It It
an nwful strain to havo a husband whe
thinks ha can cook.
Tho Jury that appraised the vnluo ol
r wife's lovo at 16 cents hnd In mind
ono particular wlfo.
An eastern artist describes a man's
neck oh a "thin of beauty." Whut
about tho "roughnecks7"
Wo should not overlook tin fact thai
our dear friend, tho Iceman, should be
Inoluded among the cubists.
We Boom to notlco that tho glrl
with tho prettiest faces wear tholi
dresses cut highest In tho neck.
Some men say they huvo a hobby
for attending ball gntnes. Thnt'B nc
hobby, for everybody's doing It
There aro 1,000 mnlea to 900 femalei
In tho world. And still thoro are
thoso who would tax thu bachelors.
Government experts havo ruled thai
shellac Is food, but It will tnko n cultl
vatcd taste for nlck-nnckB to relish It
With a new alphabet and a now con
Btltutlon China exhibits a decided pur
pose to catch up with tho rest of th
Pennsylvania professor In compll
mentlng tho poota, BayB thoy aro nol
crazy. Tho proofa, professor, tin
A legless porch climber has been ar
reBted In Now York. Now will somt
kind officer arrest an armless pick
Nothing will awaken a man qulcket
than to hear tho baby's cry at night
which accounts for his rapidity In wak
The report that extravagance in
woman's dress has ceased to be fash,
lonablo does not seem to bo borno out
by the facts.
The person who pays ns ho goes,
perhnps does not get ns far as soma
others, but It probably 1b the best
thing for htm.
A Nebraska man goes to the hospl
tal for his sixteenth surgical opera
tion. Here's hoping he boats the best
tho doctors can do.
Speaking of figures, 1,000 men Bat
down to a banquet on tho twonty-sev.
enth floor of the flfty-seven-story
Now It has been discovered that
laughing gas may bo Belf-admlnlstered
Thero ore lotB of grouches who may
profit by the discovery.
With tuberculosis serum, cancer
serum and othcrB being developed
theso days, why not produce a serum
for tho cure of Joyriding?
It Is not Btrnngo that tho street rail,
way owner who waa hit by a Btroel
car fender, should say thnt ho was
very much taken up with It
Our dally pleasure sitting In a mov.
lng ptcturo show nnd hoarlng Bomo on
lightened person near ub telling what
the next sceno will brlug forth.
"Hay-foot, Btraw-foot" heard In the
army will havo to go by tho board
,now thnt "starboard" and "port" have
.been given tho kibosh In tho navy.
A Columbia professor proposes that
the school teachers of the country or
ganize In an Immense union. When
they do, Young America will spend his
evenings jX-aying for a strike.
New York has been shaving oft tho
fronts of costly buildings that project
ed too far Into the street Tho prece
dent is enough to spread alarm among
careless property owners everywhere.
Whllo adopting those dinky llttls
hats the dear women cling obstinately
to the old long range hatpins.
The reported discovery of an egg
containing a half-karat ruby amacki
very strongly of an artful attempt to
boom the languid summer market for
Two admirals met In tho streets ot
,Romo and engaged In a lively Bcrlm
wage until separated. Tholr conduct
iwbb most unprofessional In starting
ERECTS OWN MONUMENT
A monument to himself Is being
erected by Rlchnrd Kestle, an aged
resident of a Cornish parish. Hccauso
his poetry Is porlshablo, Kestle, eighty
ono years old, has Just built a wonder
ful monument to perpetuate his local
famo as a poet Kestlo has never
written a word of poetry In his tlfo.
He recites It just as tho words come
to him, rhymcB on almost nny topic
elmply bubbling out of his mouth. "Hut
nil my thoughts nro nenrly gone," Bnld
tho old tnnn sndly. "Cnn I show tho
world thnt I really hnvo boon n poet7"
Thus It wnB that Kestlo early last
year decided to erect n momument to
himself nt tho end of-hls garden, and
nt once ho set to work selecting beau
tiful whlto Cornish Hpnr, pieces of
Btono found on his grounds Today
tho monument to Richard Kestlo Is
nenrly completed It stands with Its
threo conical lowers each 20 feet In
height, facing tho lime, for ovury one
to nee, u wonderful rccotd of an old
mun's Inspiration and purpose This
In tho Inscription It bears: "1912
..reeled by lllclmrd T. Kestle, tho Cor
nish poet, when in his eighty-first
year." Mnny tonu of whlto spar hnvo
been used In building thlu memorlu
Hetween tho towers spaces havo been
loft for atone figures. How he man
aged at his great age to erect such a
monument waa told by Kestlo, who
said: "I got nil tho atones myself.
Thon I lnld tho foundation for the
building, nnd working very slowly
built up tho walls, keeping tho white
spar together with cement nnd sand.
Putting up the towers was rather
hard. Some architects told mo I could
not do It, but I wont on In my own
way, and now I hnvo finished, look
how strong tho walls are. I want
them to last forever. In this space
hero," ho said, pointing between two
of tho towers, "I nm going to put n
figure of David tho Pualm singer. 1
expect I Hhnll finish tho monument
ANCIENT FINGER STOCK
This finger-stock la situated In tho
west end of St. Helen's parish church,
Ashby-de-la Zouch, nnd Is soino hun
dred ycnrB old. It Is made of oak.
When members of tho congregation
did not bchavo they woro taken to this
stock nnd a finger placed in the allot
'ted places. Tho lid Is rnlsed, and then
the two first Joints of tho finger lit
down n holo, and n third Joint fits in
tho holes shown In tho picture; tho lid
Is then lowered, and It Is then liupos-
'Blblo to withdraw tho Angers. Tho
spaces for adults' fingers nro at the
ends oppoBito to tho lock. When tho
,church wns restored sonio years ago,
tho old-fashioned padlock was either
lost or stolen. This Is so sccuroly fast
ened to tho wnll that it all tho stocks
.nro filled It cannot bo pulled out of
'placo. Tho Into Canon Denton made
Inquiries nnd found this was tho only
finger-Block left In a church.
THREE HOURSSLEEP ENOUGH
A nlcop of three hours a night com
prises all tho rest that John Jerndahl,
n pnttornmnker of Cambrldgo, Mass.,
enjoys. He has kept this up for four
years. Tho other twenty-ono hours ho
works, and ho Is perfectly healthy. In
stead of using nn alarm clock, Jern
dahl has taught tho family cat to wak
en him overy morning nt threo o'clock,
and then, after n meal of bread, buttoi
and coffee, Jerndahl makes art objecta
from twigB and branches until It la
tlmo for him to go to work in nn East
Goshen foundry. Thero ho labors from
7 n. m. till 6-p, in. and nightly uftor
supper he manufactures his rustic art
objects until midnight "I havo nevor
boon 111 n duy since I went on tho
three-hour sleep schedule," said Jern
dahl. "I never dream nnd I am al
CHINESE HEADACHE CURE
Some ot tho ailments that besot or
dlnary Chlncso laundrymen woro re
vealed beforo Judge Foator In general
BCBstona at tho trial of Geo Deo Yung
for the murder of Wong Kong In
Chinatown, Now York, last October.
Ham Ring, a Jersey City flatlron nth.
leto testified that ho had arrived at tho
scone ot tho shooting Just In tlmo to
creep under a doormat and play dead.
He had gono to Chinatown for tho pur
pose ot buying medlclno, ho snld, to
boll with pork to soothe his splno
to stop his headache. It's hard to Bay
Jiut what ho says, but that's some
thing like it, said tho Interpreter.
Smothered by paper, John Lero
rlanl, employed In a paper company's
plant at Ilogota, near Hackensack, N
J., met an unusual death tho othor
afternoon. Ho was cuught between
two rolls of paper and suffocated. It
was his work to remain under tho rolls
of new-made paper nnd pick up tho
broken ends. A seeming slack in tho
paper rolls caused one of the mon to
Investigate, and Lorovlnnl's legs woro
found hanging from botween tho rolls.
He had been dead fully ten minutes.
Largest Bridge in World
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The steel arch bridge over Hell Gate In the northern part of New York
city will be, with Its viaducts, the largest bridge In the world. Its construe
tlon has only recently begun, but preparations for It have been In progress
for seven years. It Is .expected that trains will run over it In less than four
years. The bridge and viaducts will measure 15,840 feet In length. The Hell
Gate bridge will form a part of the so-called connecting railroad which,
though only ten miles In length, will cost about $30,000,000, out of which the
coot of the Hell Gate bridge will be about $6,000,000. The connecting rail
road, which Joins the New Haven system with the Pennsylvania, begins at the
New Haven yards In the Bronx. It is carried on a viaduct to the Bronx Kill,
which It will cross by a lift bridge 300 feet long. A viaduct 2,600 feet long
will bring the line to Little Hell Gate, which will be crossed by a bridge, and a
thiid viaduct which crosses Ward's Island will continue to the edge of Hell
UttC, VTIilWII Will UB OfJUIIIICU ujr ci iii
RABBITS HALT A TRAIN
During n rabbit drlvo near Moses
Lake, Wash., the animals collected on
tho tracks of tho Great Northern In
such numbers that a freight train had
to be brought to a standstill until the
hunters drove tho gamo away. The
big run ' was participated in by 300
men and boys, who surrounded a mon
ster dried up slough. Tho hunters
formed lines to forco tho rabbits Into
a wire-Inclosed placo across tho rail
road tracka, and while tho animals
woro crossing the tracks tho freight
Engineer Hornor was nfrald to run
down tho rabbits becnuBo ot tho pos
sibility of clogging tho machinery of
tho locomotive, bo ho waited twenty
minutes until tho drove passed.
Moro than 2,000 rabbits wero slain.
Tho cnrcasBes .vero frozen and shipped
to tho oast
JUST FOR AN HOUR'S CHAT
Lawyer J. D. Bedlo of Now York,
who was among tho crowd of Ameri
cans arriving In London by tho Kron
prlnzesBln Ccctllo boat train, Is on a
flying trip. Ho sailed for America for
Southampton by Wednesday's boat
Ho says ho prefers crossing: tho Atlan-
tic for nn hour's talk with correa-
spondents to waiting for belatod malls.
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This picture shows an extraordinary scene on the Ruaha rjtr In German
East Africa. Thero Is evidently no fear of this ancient river horse Imme
dlately becoming extinct In Eastern Africa. Some thirty relatives are dis
porting themselves In the river behind the huge fellow resting on the bank In
the foreground. The picture shows with exceptional clearness the folds of the
hide, the bristles on the upper and lower Jaw and the huge peg-like teeth.
VORACIOUS FINNY G0RMAND
A specimen of the chlasmodus
nlger that has swallowed a fish much
Inrger than Itself, and most strangely,
ono of tho sarao species. Tho picture
showB tho greatly extended abdomen.
The chlasmodus nlger Is said to hold
tho record for voracity among pelaglo
DUCKS BY PARCEL POST
Miss Anna Mlxon, In charge of tho
parcel post department of tho post
office at Woodland, Cal., sent out In
ono day three ducks, a ham, a side of
bacon, crutches, a carpet sweeper, cof
fee, a cane, a violin and somo barber
An express company had previously
offered to send tho violin to Oakland
for $1.20 without ineuranco, whllo the
instrument wont through the parcel
post for 32 cents with insurance ot $50.
KEEP WATER IN SOIL
Excellent Method Given to Atoer
Long-Necked Bottles Arranged With
Bottoms Off and Cheese Cloth
Over Mouth Will Tell How
Much Moisture la Retained.
(By u. J. cnosiiY.)
To ascertain tho capacity of soils
to take In rainfall, break tho bottoms
off flvo long-necked bottles, tlo n
plcco of cheesecloth or thin muslin
over tho mouth of each and arrnngo
them in a rack with a glnsa tumbler
under ench ono. Pill tho bottles to
about tho samo height with different
kinds of soil and ilrm the. tolla by
lifting tho ruck nnd jarring It down
moderately threo or four times. To
break the bottom off of a lmttlo illn
a groovo In tbo bottlo parallel with
tho bottom. Heat a poker rod-hot
nnd lay It In tho groove. As soon as
a Bmnll crack Btnrta from tho groovo
draw tho pokor around tho bottlo and
tho crack will follow.
When all is in readiness, take
watch or clock In hand, nnd with a
Apparatus to Test Capacity of 8olfc
to Take In Rainfall.
glasB of water hold ns nenr as possi
ble to the soil pour wntcr into one
of tho bottlea just rapidly enough to
kcop tho surface of tho soli covered
and note how long before It begins
dropping Into tho tumbler below.
Mako a record of tho time. Do like
wise with each of tho othor bottles'
and compnro results. Note which
soil takes In water most rapidly. Wo
nil know what happens to nonporous
soils when a heavy Bhowcr of rain
To ascertain which soil would storo
up tho greatest amount of moisture,
weigh each bottle beforo and after
filling It with dry soil, nnd agnln after
the water has entirely ceased drip
ping from It. Tho dlfferonco between
tho weight of tho dry soil and that
of tho wet soil la tho weight of water
Btored. During tho tlmo thnt tho bot
tlea aro dripping, they should bo cov
ered to prevent evaporation of water
from tho surface of tho boIIu.
B0NEMEAL GOOD FOR SWINE
Very Good Results Secured at Missou
ri Station Result of Test at
All kinds of bonomoal aro used In
tho- manufacture of fertilizers, but
not all kinds are suitable for feed for
swine, llonemeal from a gluo factory
which has gono through tho process
In which acid waa used Is not suitable
feed. Rut any bonomeal, especially
green bono, that Is ground finely
enough, may bo fed. Steamed bone
meal la good.
At tho Missouri station bonemcal
waa fed with very good results. About
an ounco of meal was fed to each hog
At the Nebraska station four lots of
pigs were fed to determine tho valuo
of wheat Rhort, tankage and steamed
ground bono as supplemental to corn
meal. Tho hogs wero pasturod on
alfalfa, and for this reason tho lot fed
on corn alono made about as satis
factory gain as any, although the lot
which was fed bonomeal In addition to
tho corn had the strongest bono.
Shorts strengthen tho bono somo,
and tankage with corn produced
much stronger bone than corn alono.
Whero mixed rations wero given, or
skim milk or good pasture, all of
which supply ash material, It Is doubt
ful that bonemcal Is of much valuo
other than for tho purpose of strength
ening tho bones.
Silage for Cattle.
Nebraska farmers living in a re
gion whero the land sella for $120 and
upward an aero aro finding greatly In
creased profltB from tho use of silago
In fattening their cattle, ono success
ful farmer having been engaged In
feeding 150 tons of sllngo from 24
acres of land, putting all his Btock
In prime condition. Cattlo fed this
way aro marketed In flno shape, and
feed bills aro greatly lessened. The
reports of increased profits aro in
spiring other neighboring stockmen
to do tho same thing, and many farm
ers aro now raising their own foedera
in this way. It Is probable that In
the end tho incrcnao in silos will do
more than anything else to bring
the beef crop up to the normal stand
ard. Effect of 8altlng Curd.
Salt Is added to curd mainly to fla
vor the cheese. In addition, however,
it aids In removing the whey, hardens
and contracts the curd, checks tho for
mation of lactic acid, 'and also checks
undesirable forms of ferment. Unsalt
ed cheese cures moro rapidly, but Is
apt to develop a bitter flavor.
Bowel Trouble Preventive.
A teaspoonful of Venetian red In a
gallon of drinking water Is a good
bowel trouble preventative.
Bowel Trouble In Chicks.
Chills, wet food and lack of sunahlno
are the main causes of bowel trouble
In chicks. '
BRAHMAS AS EGG PRODUCERS!
Veteran Poultry Judge and Breeder
Clalma That Hen WIN Lay 160
During Course of Year.
Speaking of the Brahma typo of
fowls, that veteran poultry judgo and
widely known breeder, Mr. I. K. Felch
aye: It has been my claim, and It
can be substantiated, that tho Drahma
will lay 150 eggs In a year, and hatch.
ana rear a brood of chickens.
What ono hen may havo dono is no
criterion of a flock's proficiency, not
withstanding ono Brahma did lay 313
eggs in 333 dayB, but laid no moro
that year, yet repeatedly have flocks,
of eight fowla laid between February
I and Juno 1, four months, an average
of SS, 88 M, 88, nnd during May laid
o total of 200 egga, and average of 25,
each for that month. I think there
nro many Brahmas that havo reached.
200 eggs In n year as nny other breed.
But 1G0 eggs and rear a brood of
chickens places them among tho bost
unci mosi promaulo of all breeds. At
this writing I havo a hen that aver
aged feS eggs between February 1 nnd
Juno 1, that I set May 2S. She has
hatched and reared n brood of chick
ens and haa laid 75 egga In ulna
months, leaving her three months for
tho chance of becoming a 200-egg hen,
llko ono of her ancestors, Queen
Quality. But breeders prize nny hen
that hatches and rears a brood of
chicks and bIvcb you 150 egga na a
year's work. Such aro capable of earn,
lng you $10 profit per annum If they
nro thoroughbreds, and nearly that a
utlllty workeru In Natick.
Keep Btrlct account of tho expense
of feeding If you want to know how
much prollt thoy bring you. Tho aver
ago price for kitchen egga, fresh, lu
Natick for 1910 wob 37' cents. Every
150-egg hen at theso prices earned,,
ns you see, $4.69 cash, less $1.25 for
keep, leaving $3.44 net profits per hen.
With tho puro stock in Brahmas,
Plymouth Rocks and Orpingtons or
Wyandottea this 1b obtalnablo with in
telligent care. Thus aro wc Justified.
In Baying thnt poultry upon tho farm
la tho best earning power In agricul
ture. PANELS ARE BOLTED ON GATE
Excellent Method Is Described and.
Illustrated by Nebraska Farmer
Solid Post Needed.
I want to add a featuro to the Elm
qulBt gate. Instead of nailing tho
panels I bolt them through tho framo
with ono bolt at each placo aa shownJ
Tho brace la nn old wagon tiro bent
In tho form of n hook at tho lower
end and bolted at tho top. Blocks
aro nailed to tho bottom board and
Gate With Bolted Panels.
tho hook placed In front of tho ono
that will make tho gato hang level,
wrlto O. F. Sandrlttor in tho Farmer'
Mall and Breezo. Tho gate may bej
raised or lowered at will to let ouC
pigs or to swing It over snow. In;
raising or lowering the gate tho up
rights remain perpendicular, tho
panels turning between them. la
this as In other gates tho main thingt
la to get a good, solid gato poBt lnl
the ground from which the gato Is to
awing. LIVE StfOCJ
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Regularity In feeding brings uni
formity in resulta.
Tho growing pigs requlro protein
and not much corn.
Bo sure thero nro no narrow doors,
for tho owes to crowd through.
It is well to chango the sheep occa
sional into tho different pastures.
Do not expect too much from your
young bows, especially if they aro
bred too young.
It is poor economy to sell poor
cattlo when they can bo mado fat
Under all conditions young ani
mals make tho largeBt gains In pro
portion to rooa consumed.
Check tho growth and you in
creaso tho amount of food needed
to produce a given result.
To mako tho largest and best
horses out of your colts keep them
growing from first to last.
The mnn who dubbed the hog as
a "mortgago lifter" was posted; ho
knew Bomethlng of the possibilities
of tho animal.
All training of animals must be
done In youth when habits and in
stinctive proclivities have not become
Do not think because a sheep has
a heavy coat of wool he will bo able
to enduro cold rnlns and Bleep with
out a warm shelter. ,
The amount of food consumed
and the time It has taken to con
sume It, must bo taken Into con
sideration In calculating tho profit.
Tho truth is tho farmers of tho
mlddlo west aro raising better mut
ton than ever beforo aud people are
learning that It Is about tho boat and
cheapest meat they can buy.
In counting tho profits from your
flock, do not fall to count tho valuo
of the fat lambB killed during the
twelve months for tho family uso and
the high valuo of all tho manure.
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