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tances , usually remain at an altitude
o ffrom 600 to 1,400 feet. If they pass
below the level of the highest flying
kite of a tandem the fact is easily dis
cerned by allowing for perspective.
The kite measurements are reslatively
accurate , because during the prolonged
flight of thousands of wild ducks the
kite string can be hauled in and paid
out until the altitude of the ducks Is
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A new discovery in antiseptic surg
ery is receiving the attention of Prof.
Gussenbauer of the Vienna University.
In spite of the usual antiseptic pre
cautions , however , healing after sev
eral operations was retorded by so-
called "gas abscesses , " and investiga
tion showed a new bacillus , found also
on the ceiling and ante room. Pecu
liarities of this organism are that it
develops only when oxygen is excluded
and that it generates gases during its
In California , where fruit is fre
quently damaged by sudden warming
at sunrise , after beins exposed to frost
at night , it has been found that a
screen of lath , poised like a roof above
the trees , serves as an effectual protec
tion by preventing the too precipitate
action of the sun's'rays. Investigation
has shown that "air drainage" plays a
prominent part in the preventtion of
frost , little damage being caused by
the latter in places , where the air is
in motion. Wherever the air is stag
nant the injury from frost is found to
be most marked.
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enough : As the vessel dips sherdraws
in her breath ; as it rises she expels
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"Theer are now fifteen Independent
colored churches in Boston , where but
thirty years ago it was difficult to
support one , " says the Boston Tran
script. "The colored people are not
crowded out of the white churches ,
although very few attend them now ,
they prefer to worship by them-
One reason for this is that ed
ucation has fitted more colored ? people
to be leaders of their-own people and
pastprs of their own churches. "
A safe rgtreat a bank
The late Prof. O. E. Marsh of"Yale ,
in 1872 dug out of the mountains of
Wyoming a prehistoric dog , which has
Just been placed in the Peabody mu
seum , after lying in the cellar for the
past thirty years. The professors de
termined to show Tale visitors what
the ancestors of the dog of today look'
Rev. Father Arsenious of the Bene
dictine friars at Morrison , Mo. , lias
been singing in Catholic church choirs
* - * * +
He Lassoed a Wild Panther.
ILL , NBVILI , who lives near Pe-
cos , Tex. , roped a panther re
cently , and the beast , which is
as fine a specimen of his kind as one
would care to see , is _ now on exhibition
at Pecos , a living witness of Nevlll's
skill with the lasso. It was cought
out on Toyah creek , near the camp
of Messrs. Middleton of Dallas , who
are in that section hunting. How the
beast was caught could be no better
described than in the words of Ed
Burkholz , who accompanied Messrs.
Middleton. These are Burkholz's ex
"The Middleton brothers of Dallas
came to Pecos last week for a hunt ,
and employed me to take them out.
We went out to Toyah creek the first
day , selected a good place to camp ,
and these gentlemen prepared hooks
and lines and began fishing while I
made ready for the night by getting
wood , selecting a smooth place for our
rolls ( beds ) and doing such other
things as were needed.
"Just then Bill Nevill rode up. He
dismounted and we were sitting there
chatting , when suddenly I noticed
what I thought was a huge cat sneak
ing toward the camp , apparently un
aware of our presence. I sprang to
my feet and looked for a gun. When
the beast emerged "from a clump of
bushes we both creamed-'Panther ! '
for there , within a few steps of us ,
' watchdog has been found.
ADAM'S in the department of ge
ology at the Peabody museum at
New Haven , Conn. , and dog fanciers
are invited to call and look him over.
All there is to him , however , is his
skeleton , but there is a good deal of
that. Not so much , though , as there
is to him name. His name is "Dro-
mocyon vorax. "
Prof. Beecher , curator of the de
partment , is putting the skeleton to
gether and fitting the missing parts
with artificial bones made of plaster.
"Why did Adam name it Dromocy-
on vorax ? " someone asked Prof.Beech
er , while he was stringing the verte
brae on a wire preparatory to casting.
The professor looked his surprise and
pity at the questioner.
"Why ? " he repeated. "Did you ask
'why ? ' Because it looked like a Dro-
mocyon vorax , to be sure. What other
reason could there have been ? "
"Why didn't Adam call it a dog ? "
"Because dogs hadn't been invent
The Dromocyon vorax , or "Dromo , "
as Eve probably called him , is the
ancestor of our common dog. He is
larger than the canines that walk
our streets and keep us awake nights
with their barking. This one was
found in 1872 in the volcanic ashes of
j , - : - FARM NEWS NOTES. : - |
The first Irish potatoes grown in
New Mexico were raised by Adjutant
General Henry G. Corbin , Major Gen
eral of the United States army. That
was over twenty years ago. Corbin
was then a major serving on the fron
tier posts hundreds of miles from civ
ilization. Part of his work and no
small part of It was to get suitable
provisions for his men. Fresh vege
tables in New Mexico were almost im
possible to be had , and correspond-
inly craved by the soldiers. Having
been brought up on a farm , Major
Corbin took an interest in the problem
of growing things for the use of the
post , and particularly in the possibili
ties of irrigation. One day it occurred
to him that by tapping a spring in
the hillside and digging a ditch he
might irrigate about an acre of land ,
and that it would be a good scheme
to plant the acre with potatoes. When
he mentioned his plan he was scorned.
He was told potatoes would not grow
in New Mexico , and was reminded
that there was no seed. There was
not a potato short or the "states. "
But he was determined to "try ; so he
sent for two bushels. They were sent
by the pound , and when they arrived
the bill for them was $36. He 'cut
them up carefully himself and assisted
in putting the eyes into the ground.
Then he superintended their cultiva
tion and irrigation.
When" the digging time finally ar
rived there was joy in the camp. "We
sent them all around to the' officers
and men , " the generalrelates , "and
there never were potatoes like them.
I have eaten fine dinners and sat
through elaborate banquets in later
years , but nothing has tasted or ever
will taste as did those potatoes. The
fame of them went abroad , and the
seed from my patch started the potato
Industry in the southwest. "
If one were asked for a specific di
rection as to how to prune a fruit tree
.t would be unsafe for him to make
answer without having first seen the
tree. No dogmatic rules can be given ,
though a generalization might be ven
tured , says the Mirror and Farmer.
Each tree requires different treatment.
Bach tree presents a new set of prob-
ems to be solved by the pruner. Dif
ferent reasons exist as to why a cer
tain tree should receivepeculiar treat
ment or pruning different from that
given another of the same age , vari
ety and growth. The chief reasons for
pruning are as follows :
First To modify the vigor of the
Second To produce larger and bet
ter fruit. , - - - : _ . _
was a fine specimen of mountain lion ,
nearly full grown. My ammunition
had not been unpacked. I turned
things wildly , topsy-turvy , trying to
-find cartridges , and finally got hold
of No. 8 shot and got in one shot , but
he was to far gone for it to reack
him. But quicker'n lightning Bill had
sprung into his saddle and was undo
ing his rope , and.as the lion had taken
to high ground out in the open. Bill
was giving him a chase for his life.
The well trained cow pony knew what
was up and swept on to the monster
like the wind. My guests had heard
our yells and the shot I had fired anS
were now coming at full speed toward
us. But the entire performance was
in full view of each of us. Bill was
swinging his rope in broad , rapid cir
cles , and , as the lion bounded into a
clump of bushes , Bill dropped his las
so with unerring aim and the beast
found itself in its meshes. The pony
at ; once stretched him and Bill wheel
ed and brought him into camp on the
"There were plenty of ropes about.
Each of us had one. I forget the
names of these gentlemen , but the big
fat one threw a rope and caught his
hind feet. The lean one lassoed his
fore feet and the other one put a
chain around his neck , while I held
the rope that first caught him. Excit
ing ? Well , I should say ! "
Adam's Watchdog Found *
Henry's Fork , Bridger's Basin , Ariz. ,
by J. Holsey. It came into the pos
session of Prof. Marsh and has lain
very quietly in the cellar of the mu
seum ever since. They just laid him
on the floor and put his name on top
of him , and he hasn't yipped once.
Recently he was taken out formount-
ing and , with other specimens , is being
His head is twelve inches long , his
body twenty-eight inches and his tail
thirty-eight Inches. His hind legs are
thirty mches long , and each foot has
but three toes. Toes were probably
scarce in those days. But how doggie
came to have a tiger's head is not
satsifactorily explained. It is suggest
ed that perhaps in the bustle for
heads he took the one nearest at
The biennial Blue Book of the United
States government furnishes a lot of
interesting information about people in
the service of the nation , the number ,
compensation and character of their
work. Altogether there are 220,000
persons in the government service , ex
clusive of the army and navy.
As the dumb man said with only a
left hand , on his fingers : "I have no
right to talk so. "
Third To keep the tree within
manageable shape and limits.
Fourth To change the habit of the
tree from fruit to wood production , or
Fifth To remove surplus or injured
Sixth To facilitate harvesting and
Seventh To facilitate tillage.
Eighth To train plants to some de
The trained horticulturist no more
thinks of neglecting pruning than of
omitting spraying. He places a high
estimate upon these operations , for he
knows what they mean to him in dol
lars and in cents and i nthe longevity
of his orchard's usefulness.
It is an old adage that sticking to a
thing eternally brings success. This is
very true in the dairy. At the present
time , when beef is high , there is an in
clination with men to forsake dairying
for beef raising. In some states this
movement has assumed considerable
proportions. Yet it is a bad policy and
sure to work evil to the men that
make the change. If too many rush
into the beef growing it will result in
an oversupply/On the other hand the
supply of cows for dairying is de
creased by the tactics required in beef
growing , and it is thus so much harder
for the farmer to re-enter the dairy
business. There is no surer business
The poor man , above all others , can
not afford to be slipshod in the care
he gives his cows.
Learn by the mistakes you made last
year and go into winter quarters with
no breaks this year.
Buy a first class , thoroughbred but
ter-bred bull calf now , and give him
good , generous care.
Consign that little scrub bull to the
shambles. There is more profit in him
there than in your dairy.
Sweet corn stalks , with some of the
ears left on , is one of the very best
feeds for producing milk or fat.
Feed all the fallen apples. If fed
to the cows crush them this can be
done in tub or box and put the grain
The stables must be warm and com
fortable and be well ventilated if you
wish the herd to be profitable through
Keep the calves growing. They will
need a little extra care now , but the
return next year will more than make
up for all the grain and grooming you
What churn is the best churn ? No
question is asked oftener. No churn
surpasses the box or barrel churn , re
volved or shaken. None churns more
exhaustively , more quickly and more
satisfactorily , and none is more easily
cleaned , having no dasher. ; .
* * > -
White Flour Bread Is Best + w > <
flour bread is more nutri
WHITE than that made from
graham and whole wheat
Laborers should eat white flour
bread , and those of sedentary pursuits
should eat bread ihade from graham
and whole wheat flour.
These conclusions , of Interest to all
housekeepers , were reached by Prof.
Harry Snyder and other expert chem
ists of the agricultural experiment
station of the University of Minne
sota after a series of digestive exper
iments made on students and employes
of the institution.
The more or less widespread belief
that graham flour contains more nour
ishment than the ordinary white va
riety is , to quote the Minnesota ex
pert , "a total fallacy. "
The subjects of the digestive exper
iments were fed for two days entirely
on milk and bread made from the dif
ferent kinds of flour.
All the flour used in the experiments
was made from the same lot of wheat ,
which was of the Scotch Fife spring
variety. The milk was furnished by
the experiment station dairy. All the
bread was baked at the same time and
under the same conditions.
The food furnished to each was care
fully weighed. The crust of the bread
was rejected and only the moist crumb
was fed to the subjects of the exper
Later chemical tests determined the
exact proportions of the bread which
had been assimilated by the subject ,
and the part which had gone to waste.
The basis of calculation which de
termined the digestiveness of the dif
ferent varieties of bread was the total
amount of protein or alkali albumen ,
absorbed by the subject. This proved
to be the greatest in the case of those
fed on bread made from white flour.
Of the four men who were used in
the experiments , none gained weight
during the 48-hour test.
One man , under a diet of sta" a.rd
patent ( white ) flour bread , k . his J
normal weight of 156 pounu _ . The
others lost from 1 % to 3 pounds.
The first subject , a student 27 years
of age , was fed on standard patent
flour bread on the first test , and in
the second on bread made from entire
wheat flour. In the first case he fell
from 159 to 157 pounds in weight , and
in the second from 158 to 157. The
second test was commenced six days
after the end of the first. In a third
test nine days later he was placed on
a graham diet , and lost four pounds.
Student No. 2 , when fed on standard
patent flour , lost one pound , when
fed on entire wheat flour , two pounds ,
* - 4-
Re Seeding Western Ranges *
HA just been given out by rail
IT roads with headquarters in Omaha
that a plan is now on foot which
contemplates the ultimate reseeding of
all the western ranges. The prelimi
nary portion of the scheme , itself a
work of great magnitude , involves ex
tensive experimentihg with the culti
vation o fdifferent range grass seeds ,
with a view to determining those best
'suited to the purpose.
The proposition is one of great sig
nificance and many ramifications.
Should it be carried to a successful is
sue , the ranges of Utah.Nebraska.Wy-
oming , MontanaNevada and Idaho
will be vastly affected. If the proper
grass plant can be found , the different
railroads interested in these states will
go to great expense to further the
The railroads expect the government
to help promote the scheme as soon
as they show the matter to be practi
cal. The different states to be bene
fited will also be asked to contribute
a share o fthe general expense incur
red in carrying the plans to maturity.
The men who are at the head of the
plans declare the scheme for reseed
ing the ranges to be of more im
portance to the country than irriga
tion , because the former will , if car
ried out , be for more extensive in its
scope and in the benefits resulting
from its adoption. The territory which
can be irrigated is limited because of
the inability to secure more than a
certain amount of water from certain
streams. The territory to be benefited
by reseeding isonly limited by the
extent of the ranges of the west.
WORK WILL. BEGIN IN SPRING.
The entire plan is said to be so well
mapped out that the actual working
out of the first step will begin with
the early spring. R. C. Judson , indus-
tria lagent of the Oregon Railway &
Navigation Company is said to be
slated for the experimental part which
will be first attempted. He is now in
charge of the experimental farm of his
road at Walla Walla , Wash. , and is
already making careful preliminary
tests along the line suggested.
Western arnges have been very
much impoverished and injured by
overcrowding of herds in the past few
years. Sheep particularly have been
the cause of the trouble , as they are
very destructive to grasses. What
they do not dig out with their sharp
teeth they punch in with their equal
ly sharp hoofs , and if bunched be
yond a reasonable limit , they can en
tirely destroy al growth except the
As a result of the deterioration of
the range in many places it now re
quires three times as many acres to
provide for a given number of cattle
as formerly. The railroads expect , by
reseeding , to so improve these ranges
that they will provide for a larger
number than originally. . . .
and when placed on a diet of graham
flour one pound.
The third man , an experiment farm
employe , fell from 166 to 163 pounds
on standard patent flour diet , from
16 9to 167 * pounds or entire wheat flour ,
and from 168 to 166 on graham bread.
The fourth man , whose work was
partly outdoors and partly In an office ,
was the least affected , and retained
his weight of 156 under standard pat
ent and second patent flour , loelnjf 1H
pounds on first patent flour.
More uniform results were shown by
the chemical tests which wer mads
during the three periods of experi
ment. These showed that the great
est amounts of protein were absorbed ,
and therefore the greatest sum of enr
ergy derived , from the standard pat
The first and second patent flours
both white flours were shown to dif
fer only nifinitesimally from the stan
dard patent flour in nutritive Qualities.
The entire wheat bread was shown
to rank much below that made from
the three grades of white flour , and
the graham bread lowest of all.
The percentage of energy derived
from the three grades of bread WHS
foundto be the following : Standard
patent white , 90.1 per cent ; entire
wheat , S5.6 per cent ; graham , 0.7 per
Prof. Snyder was issisted by Prof.
W. O. Atwater and Prof. Charles D.
Woods. The experiments re believed
to have been the first made to show
the actual digestive properties of the
different kinds of bread. Previous ex
periments had gone no further than
chemical tests of the different kinds
of bread , and such analyses had been
favorable to the coarser grades of
Other experiments were made to de
termine whether the ordinary propor
tion of starch in bread should be in
creased , and whether flour should be
heated before baking. It was found
that heating impaired the bread-mak
ing qualities of the flour , and that
the gluten content rather than the
starch content determines the quality
of the bread.
The conclusion of the experts is that
"the poorer fed and harder working
people most need the ordinary flour
bread , while the sedentary should have
the whole meal bread. "
Washington : Post : An Alabama
gentleman was so displeased with his
pastor that he took a shot at him , and
his aim was so good that he created a
vacancy in the pulpit. They are rather
vigorous in their church work in Ala
For the conduct of the experimental
part of the work , the following plan
has been determined upon. A spot
containing some 3,000 acres will be
fenced off in some centrally located
range. This will be divided into 30
plots for the trying-out of as many
different grasses. The central idea
will be to find some grass which will
be permanent , luxuriant and hardy.
Seeds from all over the world will be
used , and many from South Africa
and South America have already been
When the correct grass is found the
government and states will be called
upon to actively co-operate with the
railroads to reseed the plains. The
government will be asked to make a.
large appropriation for the purchase
and sowing of the seed throughout
the range country , and the state will
be asked to provide for state lands
All of this will mean an enormous
work , but each passing year renders it
more imperative. The greatest part
of the work will be the protection of
that part of the country reseeded un
til the new grass has had sufficient
start to maintain itself. This Is a vast
problem and the government wfll be
called upon to bring its authority to
bear in the matter.
At the German prison congress in
Nurnberg , Dr. Gennet , superintendent
of Hamburg prisons , warmly advocat
ed the appointment of women as pris
on superintendents. After some oppo
sition , chiefly from the clergy present ,
resolutions were adopted that in pris
ons for women the managers and head
inspectors should be women and that
all teachers and physicians should be
women if possible , but that guards ,
messengers , ministers and the director
should be men.
It Is popularly supposed that the
mass of government office holders are
at the capitol.but the Blue Book shows
this , to be an egregrious mistake , for
not more than 23,160 are employed in
the District of Columbia , including-the
personnel of the local district govern
ment , otherwise the city of Washing
ton , or little more than one-tenth of
The administrative council of The
Hague court of arbitration decided ,
Nov. 20 , that it was Incompetent to
consider the Boer appeal for interven
tion In the war in South Africa. This
settles the case so far as concerted in
ternational action by. this representa
tive of the powers is concerned. It
does not prevent action by individual
nations or by several nations acting
The Germans are a cautious people.
There are 17,000,000 people insured in
the . . . .
empire. . . , - - * -
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