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Burton H. Barnes, a wealthy American
touring Corsica, rescues the young Eng
Ush Heateaaat; Edward Gerard Anatruth
er and his Corsican bride, Marina,
daughter of the Paolls. from the mur
derous vendetta, understanding that his
reward is to be the hand of the giri he
loves. Enid Anstruther. sister of the Eng
lish lieutenant. The four fly from Ajac
cio to Marseilles on board the -French
steamer Csnstantlne. The vendetta pur
sues and as the quartet are about . p
board the train for London at. Marseilles,
Marina is hashed a mysterious note
which caasee her vtax, collapse and neceseh"
tates a postponement' of 'the journey.
Barnes gets part of the mysterious note
and receives letters which inform htm
that he1 is marked by the vendetta. He
employs an American detective nd.plana
to beat the vendetta at their own game.
For the purpose of securing the safety
of the women Barnes arranges to have
Lady Chartris lease a secluded villa at
Nice to which the party is to be taken
In a yacht. Suspicion is created thai
Marina is in league with the Corsicans.
A man, believed to be Corregio Danella,
Is seen passing the house and Marina is
thought to have given him a sign. Ma
rina refuses to explain to Barneswhich
fact adds to his latent suspicions. Barnes
plans for the safety of the party, are
learned by the Corsicans. The carriage
carrying their party to the local landing
1s followed by two men. One of the
Wseraen is supposed to be Corregio.
Taey trs to murder the .'American. The
cook en the yacht-a Frenchman is sns
pected of complicity In the plot. The
party anchors at 8t, Tropes. The yacht
lsfolaswei by a small boat The cook is
detected giving signals to the boat.
Barnes attempts to throw him overboard,
but is prevented by Marina and Enid.
The cook is found to be innocent of the
supposed plot and is forgiven. The party
arrive at Nice and find Lady Chartris
and. her daughter Maud domiciled in the
viHa rented with Barnes' money. Barnes
is amazed to find that Count Corregio is
at Nice and is acting the role of admirer
to Lady' Chartris.' Barnes and Enid
make arrangements for their marriage.
Ths net tightens about Barnes. He re
ceives a note from La Belle Blackwood,
the American adventuress. Barnes hears
that Elijah Emory, his detcctHe. has
been murdered by the Corsicans. He
learns that the man supposed to be Cor-,
regto. who followed the party on their
way to the boat. was'8allceti. a nephew
of the count, and that Count Corregio
had been in Nice for some time prior to
the party's arrival. The count warns
Barnes not to marry Enid., unless he
would have her also Involved in the mur
derous feud. Barnes. and Enid are mat
CHAPTER IX. Continued.
"So much so you tried to stop it,"
rejoins Barnes, drily, striving to keep
the anger from bis tones.
"Ah, Madame Blackwood told yon
oar conversation." The Corsican
laughs slightly. "I confess I should
have done even more to prevent or
postpone your nuptials had I seen
your bride before and known her ex
treme youth, beautyand innocence."
The American is about to interrupt
him, but Cipriano continues, a strain
of sadness in his voice: "Therefore'
I am very sorry that I didn't arrive be
fore your nuptials. You were the com
panion of ray dead brother, you went
mufloon shooting with him several
times in Corsica. As such I wished in
friendship to warn you not to make
any woman your bride; at all events,
not till an unhappy suspicion had been
settled forever. Some of the natives
of Bocognano, who loved my brother,
believe that his death was in some
way attributable to you, not personal
ly, perhaps, but it would please me
if you would give me the particulars
as yoa understand them of the murder
of my brother."
"Certainly, all the particulars," re
plies Burton, anxious to make this
man understand ine true iacis or nis
brother's death, and thinking, perhaps,
he can convince Corregio that Musso
Danella's assassination , came from his
own vindictive love of revenge. There
fore, concisely, yet rapidly and logical
ly, Mr. Barnes relates the details of
Musso Danella's being stabbed by the
old Corsican Tomasso Monaldi in mis
take for Edwin Anstruther in Marina's
bridal chamber nearly two weeks be
fore. "Yes, but our people believe that
you in some way aided it"
"I beg your pardon. Your brother
v.as dead almost as I dismounted from
my horse at the house," sharply re
turns the American.
"Yea, but the natives of Bocagnano
declare it was by your arts by your
telegram that I and they have been
"They say," cries the?Corsican, try
ing to stifle an almost uncontrollable
grief, "that poor Musso was done to
death by the arts of foreigners, who
came to the island for a nuptial fete
but bringing blood with them. They
say this naval officer in that house
there pretends he didn't slay Antonio,
the brother of Marina, because he
fears Marina's vow of vendetta, and
that she, my brother's ward, gave poor
Musso to his assassin to save her hus
band from a vengeance all Corsicans
think righteous. I am only repeating
"to you that this is what the people of
Bocognano think;" he says, controlling
himself. "They have sworn the ven
detta against you. Monsieur Barnes,
also against Mr" Paoli, who has
forgotten, in this naval lieutenant's
arms, to avenge her brother. As the
woman my poor dead brother brought
up from childhood, I feel Marina
should at least have protection. There
fore I tell yon what my friends in
Corsica say. that yon and she may
"And- yam. can tell your friends in
Corsica," answers the American, "that
if (hey hotter awvor my arlde or any I
sfajs, I sJauT plant them with no more
ooatanactlon than a western gun nun
would." v ,
"DiaUe, I have heard of your wond
erful nredelea with the pistol from
my dead brother many times,'' re
marks Cipriano, with almost a shad
r der. Then Ms eyes catching a gleam
" of light from the distant landing stage,
nasaes with a little start of triumph
and adds: "But I have said all possi
ble to warn you, Signore Americano.
The rest Is not my afair. though I
would like to voice a few words to
Madame Paoli,. who was my brother's
,1 do not think her husband will let
yoa," answers Burton. "At all events.
a't-let you wrack her nerves by
the awful tragedy.
g the two together return to the
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They .reenter the supper room
where Lady Chartris takes pssMMinn.
of Cipriano, .notwithstanding his eyes
follow every movement of the Beauti
A moment later Barnes asks Lady
Chartris ardently where his bride is.
"Oh, she's gone up to her chamber
to primp lor going away." cries Maad.
"and yon haven't given me any-bridesmaid's
present, either." This last Is
emphasised by a very sullen pout"
' "Oh, that'wiir'ariflve'after I return
from my honeymoon cruise." returns
the American, lightly, and runs up
the stairs to the chamber lately occu
pied by Miss Anstruther, but flnding
only Tompson in it, he asks: "Where's
"Oh, Miss Enid I beg your pardon
Mrs. Barnes has gone on board the
yacht, sir. You sent for her."
"I sent for her. What do you
"Yes, sir; a man coming up from
the landing told me to tell my mis
tress you were waiting on board for
"That's very curious. Graham and
his crew are not even on board the
Barnes dashes downstair, calls the
mate to him and asks: "Has any boat
come of from the yacht?"
"Very well;' run down to the land
ing stage with me."
"What's the matter?"
"Why, there's something wrong.. I
think." whispers Barnes, not breaking
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his rapid pace. "Tompson has said
that I sent for Enid to come to me on
board the yacht."
They are already at the landing
stage, but in the darkness they cannot
see even the hundred yards to the
"Her lights are not there!" cries the
mate; they spring into a boat and row
to where the yacht was moored, but
find she has disappeared In the dark
ness. "By heaven, somebody's gone away
with the yacht!" gasps Graham.
"And with-it on board my bride!"
boans Barnes. "They have gone away
by water; we must follow by water.
Graham, get across the harbor and
charter some smart craft that can
chase the yacht."
. The -mate says quietly: "I under
stand." and lights a boat's lantern, as
the night is very dark.
As the match gives out its glow.
Barnes utters a short, sharp exclama
tion and seises a small piece' of paper
tacked on the wooden balustrade of
the landing place.
"Your light!" he commands ; then
mutters: "By the Lord, their mes
sage!" for he reads by the flickering
flame In foreign script:
- "If you v would rescue your bride.
The Mlssinfl Fragment ef the Letter:
As Graham departs ion his errand,
the hereft bridegroom, whose face has
grown devilish, mutters: "By heaven;
there's a gentleman In that house up
there I must see first!" and darts up
the path to Lady Chartris's villa, re
flecting: "Her fate I must not think
of! That would unman me. My mind
must be clear to save my darling."
As he reaches the door of the supper
room. Lady Chartris's voice is say
ing, "Dear Count -Cipriano, abate your
j Interest In your late brother's ward
and have another glass of wine to
again toast the bride."
But the bridegroom's awful face as
he enters stops revelry. Marina with
a nttie shriek rises from a sola on
which she has been' seated beside dp-
riano Danella. and Edwin, springing-
up. says: "What's happened?"
In all his fears and all his agdny,
into the vengeful husband's mind as
looks upon the party, one mighty con
sideration "springs, thatsaves Danel
la's life:.? "By heaven, '.this man's re
maining here indicates, his Innocence.
If Cipriano had aught to do with the
abduction of my wife,,vhed scarcely
dare to stand unconcerned here be
fore me." , For the count's gaxe is
carelessly not turned to him, but ling
ers admiringly upon Marina.
The easy bearing of Danella con
tinues as Barnes briefly tells bis tale,
though once or.' twice' he raises his
thin Italian eyebrows and rolls Us
dark orbs In sympathy.
'"Dio mlo, it. is as I feared!" ex
claims the count sorrowfully. "They
have seized your lovely bride."
"Oh, if they're drowning poor Enid
now!" cries Maud, with a childish
"Oh. I do 'not imagine any injury
will come immediately to the young
lady. Lately. In the vendetta, women
who do not, bring about. the tragedy
are -spared." remarks Cipriano suite
sympathetically, though his glance
rests malevolently upon Marina till
her passionate beauty seems to soften
his austerity. "But in Bocognano I
Imagine .they wish a visit from you, J
Mr. Barnes, to rescue your onae, no
continues dryly. "You see, in Corsica,
a native jury would look much more
leniently than, a continental one upon
the death of the vendetta. That's only
my surmise, but I am quite confident
it's the correct one."
"Thank you, count," says Barnes,
"you have told me just what I wanted
tn knnw the location of my loved 1
one!" Then his voice becomes stri
dent; he remarks grimly: "Your
friends want a visit from me In Cor
sicathey shall have one!" To this
hettdds eagerly: "Danella, come over
with me to the island."
"Mon cher Monsieur Barnes," says
Danella, "though I would willingly aid
you, It would not be wise to go with
you to Corsica. Should ill befall you
in thatlsland, you might blame me, of
1 whom you have already had, I am
sorry to say, suspicion. As I said be
fore, my poor brother is dead, I med
dle In this affair no more. I remain to
soothe the Lady Chartris in Nice."
"ThankGod!" ejaculates Prunella,
sentimentally .seizing Danella's hand.
"Yes, I will stay," remarks the count,
Suddenly Marina startles them all
She says dominantly: "No one should
go to Corsica but me. In the home of
my fathers and my kindred they will
believe me when I tell them there Is
no cause for a vendetta against my
friends. I can save your bride, dear
Burton, and bring her back to yoa
My words will have weight with all In
"It would be most unwise!" dissents
.Danella shudderingly. "Have they not
.declared the vendetta even against
you, Marina? Does not Bernardo Sa
llceti swear that you, by your arts, pro
duced the death of the father of the
girl, Etheria, he is about to marry,
old Tomasso Monaldi's daughter?"
"Monstrous!" cries the girl mourn
fully. "Who dares to accuse me of
the death of poor faithful Tomasso,
my foster father who worshiped i
and whom I adored?" Tears
her dark eyes tender; but she con
tinues ' enthusiastically: "Pah, they
love me they win not believe! My
people even worship .the name of. the
Paolls. IT1 meet1 aTMcett anepTwve Va
the whole commune that he lies." Her
eyes are now those of a- Corsican.
"And'by heaven. 111 go with you to
save my sister!" cries Edwin.
"Ah, that Is right go to save your
sister," answers Danella excitedly.
"But Madame Anstruther should re
main here with Lady Chartris. Only
men should go! Tis a man's duty,
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
"Tennis," remarked the active man.
"is great exercise."
"Yes," answered the insolent person;
"it illustrates the perversity of human
nature; when a man is supposed to be
working he wants to idle, and when h.
Is supposed, to be Idling, he wants to
work." Washington Star.
FLEECING THE FARMER
Tbe ImproTtJ SetxT Swindle, die "Choler Cure" Fakir,
the muhmtT of Cattle Fraiid suk! CWw lw ScKeme
Employed to Separate the Agiicafcuint from '
Hi. Hard Earned Cask.
Auutant Secretary U. S.
W. M. HAYS.
There are three cardinal themes
which appeal to the interest the self
interest of the farmer: Crops, hogs
and cattle. Anything which relates di
rectly to amy of these vital topics isi
sure to command the willing ear oi
the man of the soil. It is not strange,
therefore, that the proresstoBal swind
ler who makes a business of cheating
the farmer has recognized this fact
and made the most of it
For many years the "improved seed"
swindle has been one of the most suc
cessful and Is taking hundreds of thou
sands of dollars from the pocxets of
the fanners. Besides taking money
for something 'worthless or next
to worthless it does the direct
damage of planting hundreds of
fields with seed inferior in germinat
ing power or slacking in value per acre
of the crop and of undermining pop
alar confidence in the practical value
ef progressive work done by the agri
cultural departments 'of the national
and state governments for too often
the seed swindlers claim an endorse
ment by some department or some
person connected therewith. There is
not an agricultural' department which
has not placed the emphasis of its
message to the farmer upon the great
gain in results to be had from the
careful selection of seed whether in
corn. In the smaller grains, in cotton
or In grasses, clovers and the forage
In the light of four years later a
man who would grossly overstate the
prospective yields of a "billion-dollar
grass, not oniy secarias " mriuers
money, but inducing him to plant his
land to a crop less productive of value
than the crop he would otherwise con
tinue to grow, is a business pirate.
The experiment stations and state
and United States departments of ag
riculture, state horticulture societies,
field crop breeders' societies, -the
American Breeders' association, and
similar organizations, are rapidly de
veloping the testing of standard, new
ly introduced and newly bred varie
ties, so that they are able to advise
farmers which varieties to use in their
regular business planting.
' The tree agent who Induced the pio
neer farmer to purchase from large
fruit pictures orchard trees in which
the family long hoped, but which
cumbered the ground until the pio
neer mother had brought up-her fam
ily and had gone to her reward, has a
mighty black spot in his record of
deeds done. The seed firm which sold
my friend Clark Red top seed in which
Kentucky blue grass seed was mixed
for a permanent hay meadow far
north, made well nigh worthless large
areas of peaty land situated where it
could not be pastured, but would have
permanently produced fine crops of
timothy. The dealer was criminally
ignorant, because he was asked for
seed for a specific purpose,' and he
put in the blue grass, which grows too
short to mow for 'hay, but crowds out
the variety suited to cut for hay.
The man who sold Burbank plums
in a region so cold that they could not
stand the severe winters is more guil
.ty than the man who steals your
purse. He gets a paltry $2 each for
trees that would have been valuable
elsewhere, but for this small consider
ation he robs the farmer of his time,
his land, of his opportunity to use
hardy plum trees, and even robsilm
and his neighbors of their faith in the
possibilities of a family plum lot.
Our experiment station and depart
ment plant men are rapidly learning
the seed and plant variety business.
They are not only learning how to
create new values by breeding, but
they ' are . learning - how to ' distribute
new stocks of seeds and plants. They
are organizing the testing of varieties,
so that few mistakes need be made.
They are coming to Insist for them
selves, for the domestic seedsman and
nursery man and for the foreign seed
house that the varieties must be
tested within each state before they
will endorse them. 8eed vendors are
gradually earning to see that they
must get Into line with the efficient
and vigorous public seed service, and
that they mast. Mil only seed which
will produce wealth. A general label
lag: lear la- heme talked- of. and tats
would make It dangerous to sell twe
varieties out of the same bin of seeds,
or 'sell-trees under their wrong name
as It would prevent the clothing
dealer from selling as all wool cloth
ing two-thirds' cotton and one-third
Now the seed or tree swindlers en
deavor to convert all the newly cre
ated sentiment arising from the work
of the plant scientists for careful seed
selection into grist for their mill. As
most of their representations are
made by personal solicitors, theyr
are able to claim "department"
t with a freedom and
which they would, per
haps, not ase in printed matter seat
through the .malls although they do
net hesitate so to construct their;
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letters and circulars as to deceive.
Whether the claims of these swind
lers ase made personally orby mail,
as In some of the most exaggerated
seed catalogues, the latent, aad the
result la most cases Is the same. The
expectations of the ambitious aad
progressive fanner are raised to the
poiat of exaggeration. ' He Is con
vinced that by planting or by sowing
the seed offered by the fake coacera
he will multiply his crop prodactioa;
that his. richest acres wfll- greatly, la
crease their previous producpon aad
that his poorest lead, with pedigreed
seed, will break the record of his
choicest fields la cora, oats, barley,
rye or cotton, aad the forage crops
from bis wet lands will give him tons
of autritlous fodder.
Of course seed which win perform
such miracles of productioa aaturally
comes high in price these swindlers
are too shrewd to charge an ordinary
price for seed carrying culms so high
as theirs. la some Instances the price
Is double' that which the farmer would
pay for bonaflde, purebred, standard
varieties, the yield of which has been
tested by experiment stations,
while in other cases four, and
even six. times the normal price
Now as to the results: They' are
disappointing. Now and then the
yield is fair as from ordinary seed, but
seldom does it exceed that limit More
frequently it falls below that standard.
The reason for this has been discover
ed by a few farmers, who have had
enough of the true spirit of progress
to dig Into the history of the seeds
for which they paid so fancy a price.
Here is what they found: The "great
propagating concern" Is without the
acres of land devoted to the raising of
seeds so eloquently pictured by the
agent; the "scientific specialists"
claimed to be in the employ of the
concern dwindle into a corps of young
men who draw salaries of ISO to $Ce
a month aad their "scientific labors"
consist of traveling from- one place to
another and buying corn, wheat and
other grains direct from the farmers
la remote locations from the region
In which the grains are expected to be
sold for seeding.
These grains may be shipped to a.
dummy firm having the address of
the warehouses of the seed company.
There this common product of un
known fields is nicely cleaned re
sacked.into presentable packages' aad
sold to the farmers as the choicest of
There are many good seed mer
chants, some of whom grow much of
their own seeds; or contract for them
before harvest, superintend their har
vesting, curing, grading and storing,
and send them out only after their vi
ability or ability to germinate is de
termined by trial. These men multi
ply the best plant blood as pure bred
live stock men multiply standard
breeds, that all growers may secure
properly grown seeCa and plants of
the most profitable varieties. They
are ever ready to take those tested,
and the newly bred and tested seeds
and plants secured or created by the
experiment stations and departments
of agriculture, and rapidly multiply
them for sale at pure-bred -seed prices.
Aad they are rapidly making of their
institutions both clearing houses of
seed information and places where
originate much of the new values la
One of the greatest sources of profit
to the fanner of the corn belt Is the
fattening of hogs. Corn converted
into pork on the land of the farmer
is generally believed to be the most
profitable corn he can raise. But
there is one serious drawback to this
method of converting corn into an
extra profit, and this is the hog chol
era; For years the agricultural de
partments of the nation and the states
have been patiently and persistently
conducting elaborate experiments la
the prevention and the cure of this
plague. Thereeults accomplished have
in many Instances been most encour
aging and the results of the experi
ments have been placed before the
farmers of the country through bul
letins and other avenues of publica
tion. As a result of this educative
work the farmers have grasped the
idea that hog cholera cannot only be
prevented, but also cured. This con
viction is all the groundwork the
"cholera-cure" fakir needs for his
business. v All the careful and quali
fied work of honest and scientific spe
delists in this branch of agriculture'
is perverted into preparation for the
success of the swindler when he finds
a man whose knowledge of facts is
practically restricted to the convic
tion that this swine plague is not be
yond the reach of scientific treatment
Consequently "swine disease special
ists" swarm like huxsards la every big
hog raising district where the cholera
obtains a start aad there are few. If
aay. localities largely given to the
raising of swine where, sooner or
later, this plagaa dees aet .aaaear.
This laformaUoa as to where the dhv
by the hog-cure swladlers from a sys
tematic readlag of the farm Jouraau
and agricultural papers. One of the
first claims generally put forward by
the swine specialist when he comes
In contact with a farmer whose herd
Is afllcted with the cholera Is that
his remedy has the ladorsemeat of
the agricultural department He sells
the remedy at a high price aad if the
plague is general la the locality he
fiads it easy to depart with hundreds
of dollars In his pocket as a result of
a few days work.
Of course some hogs which 'are
given the remedy recover In spite of
it aad such cases are nude the aost
of la testiBKmials.
Analysis shows that the remedies
are usually cosspoaaded after some la-
geaioos and worthless formula's? the
"Coal oil one gallon.
rSaltpeterr two pounds. ''
.'"Sulphur two pounds.
"Assafetida two pounds. -
"Tobacco stems two pounds.
"Boil the last four ingredients in
water, aad then add the coal oU.
Drench each sick hog with a pint of
Seme omit the coal oil perhaps by
why of variety. The result la' the
same, for the hogs really affected by
the cholera die. aad the "swine spe
cialist" has the farmers moaey.
Some of the scrams being devised
amy prove effective, at least la mak
ing the campaiga sooner or later to he
asade to eradicate beg cholera from
the country, as the federal aad state
goverameats are bow eradicating the
"cattle tick" aad the Texas fever.
Bat the thousand aad oae later
aal remedies are quackery, aad when'
a fanner uses a serume should get it
oaly of reputable concerns or of paMie
The feeding .or "inlshIa- of cattle
Is another profitable specialty ef the
cora belt fanner. "MCp take a rough
steer from the pasture or range and
pat aim la fat aad sleek condition in
the Btinimum of tiaw aad the ariat
mum of expense for feed Is a very
vital problem to the "feediag" farmer.
So it is to the nation nt Urge, aad
therefore the research departmeats ef
agriculture have given much effort to
the practical solution of that problem.
The "balanced ration'' idea was once
widely exploited by the scientists,
though now not regarded so important
as formerly. Latterly reasonably wel!
balanced rations of those commca
grains and rough and green forage
foods have been shown to be the real
profitable feeding stuffs. And nothing
Is clearer la American feeding experi
ments than that adding so called stoc
foods with their minimum of well nigh
useless minimum amount of condi
ments, flavoring matter aad medicines
is practically and absolutely a geaeral
humbug. But his faith In science
makes the farmer ready to accept the
blandishments of the traveling stock
food purveyor. He has no more trou
ble to find the occasional farmer who
will testify that this particular stock
food worked wonders in his herd or
flocks. It is on the same basis as
testimonials from people who, having
failed to die or even to continue sick
when taking a given patent medicine,
are willing to have their testimony
published. And In not a few cases
false testimonials are used.
The purveyor of fake cattle foods
seldom fails to convince the feeder, at
the start, that his particular food is a
real Simon-pure balanced ration back
ed by the department of 'agriculture.
Again, the swindler is wise enough
not to leases his chances of sale by
putting a cheap price oa his product
Occasionally he sells It as low as $2.5
the hundredweight, but more fre
quently the price is much above that
sometimes as 4 ..high as $7.50 or
$150.60 per ton. The sales are for cash,
and the farmer Is separated from bis
money before he has an opportunity
to test out the ration In actual demon
stration. What does he find when the feeding
period draws to a close? That his cat
tle have, perhaps, fattened to about
the same proportion as when be used
bis own materials, grown on his farm
and possibly supplemented by ground
feed from the local mill or feed stoie.
These balanced rations are often
found, by analysis, to consist of the
"tailings" of mills, elevators aad brew
eries mixed with molasses and salt to
make the compound palatable to the
cattle. And one of the largest stock
food companies Is said to use fine
sawdust finely ground to cheaply briag
up the weight of his product Instead
of buying a superior and expensive
"balanced ration" containing high fat
tening qualities and acting as a tonic,
he has paid a high price for a feed
containing, along with ordinary grains,
finely ground alfalfa hay. and other,
common food stuff worth $5 to $25 per
ton, a high percentage of refuse and
non-nutritious mutter, some of which
may be positively dangerous to the
health of his stock.
Naturally the question is asked by
the farmer: How may I detect aay or
all of these fakes when they are of
fered to me? In the first place bear la
mind that the department of agricult
ure and experiment stations are very
chary of 'giving endorsements which
may in aay manner be used to the
commercial advantage of aay person,
firm or cerporntlon. These depart
ments are conducted for the benefit
of the people as a whole and great
care is taken to prevent their author
ity or influence from being subverted
to the special advantage of any per
son or Individual enterprise. There
fore, when the seller of selected or
"pedigreed" seed grains, of a remedy
for hog cholera or of a "balanced ra
tion" for the quick fattening of cattle
claims that his wares have the en
dorsement of a department of agri
culture or a state station it is safe to
assume that he is a swindler. At any
rate, there is only one safe rule to
follow: Do not buy until you have
written to the department or station
from which it is claimed that the
endorsement comes. You will get a
prompt answer and I believe that
your inquiry will generally save you
from being swindled. In the matter
of buying choice seed grains I would
this suggestion: Your safest
is to bay ealy of those firms
that you know to have Urge tracts
of leads specially devoted to the ad
eatifie caMratlen ef grains for sesa
iag grains which hawe made a rec
ord for strong vitality aad Urge de
pendable productiveness. There are
plenty of these great seed tanas
which are sdeatificaUy aad hoaeetly
conducted by men of capability and
established reputation. Still another
suggestipa, which applies to all the
.urdfoai interests ef the fanner, U to
read the bulletins aad reports of the
agriculture departments aad state sta
tions systemaffically and carefully.
This will do much to protect you from
imposition on the part of swindlers
who base their hopes of success oa
the enlightened sentiment for progres
sive farming awakened by the nation
al and state departments, for it will
give you actual knowledge as to what
is sad what is. not commended by
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has so far this year supplied ever 238.-,
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'to homeless men and boys, its early
momins bread line betas" eae :
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Besides owning Krymore aad Kim
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house, the last of hie soa-ia-law's es
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please as mast, while these,
us meat doat leve as at al
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Do a General Grain Guaerei
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solicit consignments; we buy grata;"
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Write, wire er phone us.
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mas E 1"6 acres, solid, body of
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Stai 312 acres, welt improved.
UMBVaE only three miles from
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Corner lot. two houses on
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Bargain. Price I6.500.09. Rental SS99.90
Address JOHN L. McCAGUE. Omaha.
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