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have com I
FREMONT BANKER BEFORE THE
to better for calves
Com auy be given to calves whea
tkey are tkree weeks oli.
The calf should be taaght te drink
its mother's milk at once.
Start right by getting better hens;
SAYS THEY ME NOT NEEDED
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V-"' Z- ff JfcXwZ, I
Asserts the Banks, Under Present
Conditions, Can Seldom Charge
More than Legal Interest.
The story op.-n.s with J lie introduction
of .IoIiti Stepl't-'iis. adventurer, a Mass.1
rliu.svtts in:m m:.ritoiid hv authorities at
Val;:ir-tis. Chile. ISelns interested In
riiin:nn operation.: in KoHiin. hv; was de
nntuired liy Chili as :m insurrectionist
ind ;i :i oinHttiT4-e was hiding. At his
hotel his attrii!iti:i iv.ia attracted by an
ICnsl'shman ami u. young woman.
Stephens rescued the yourn; woman from
ii diuiikon olli'-f-r lit' was thanked by
tier. Adniir.tl f the. lVriivi:in navy con
fronted Stephens, toIi Iiim that war hail
been declared btvit-ji Chile and Peru
und offered liim llie otlire of captain. He
liesired that that night the Esmeralda, a
l!hili-an vessel, should le captured.
Stephens accepted the commission.
Stephens met a motley crew, to which lie
ivas Jissigned. Hi- pave them final in
structions. They boarded the vessel. They
successfully captured the vessel supposed
to be the Esmeralda, througli strategy.
iJapt. Stephens gave directions for the de
parturu of the craft. He entered the cab
in and discovered the Knglish woman
und her maid. Stephen quickly learned
I he wrong vessel had b-en captured.
It was Iord Darlington's private yacht,
the lord's wife and maid being aboard.
Mo explained the situation to her lady
ship Then First Mate Tuttle laid bare
.Hie plot, saying that the Sea Queen had
been taken in ordor to ko to the Antarc
tic circle. Tuttle explained that on a
former voyage he had learned that the
Oonna Isabel was hist in 1753. He had
found it frozen in a huge ease of ice
on an island and contained much gold.
Stephens consented to be the captain
nf the expedition. He told Lady
Darlington. She was greatly alarmed,
hut expressoil coniidt-iK-i- in him. The
Kea Queen encountered a vessel in the
log. Stephens attempted to communicate.
This caused a lieice struggle and he was
overcome. T'ltlle finally .sjuaring the sit
intfon. Then the Sea Que-n headed south
"gain. Under Tuttle'.s guidance the ves-m-I
made progress toward its goal.
CHAPTER XIV, Continued.
"I would liko to iir.vo talk wiz you.
Wons. Stephens." he said, quite re
spectfully, swaying to the wild leaps
of the vessel, "ftlayhe if we go to ze
loo of ze cabin here we'll be out of ze
I followed him in silence, wondering
what could be coming now, yet ready
enough to take advantage of any op
portunity which might present itself.
De Nova hrared his hack against the
mil, his cap drawn so low that 1 could
perceive little of his face but the glit
ter of black eyes,
"We're a little bit bozzered w'at to
do. Anderson an' me," lie began, evi
flently ill. at ease and scarcely know
ing how to express himself, "an' so we
lalk it ovaire. an' decide maybe we
Jiottah speak wiz you about it now, be
fore ze mattaire get mor" bad, or ze
men forward catch on to ze facts an
get ugly. Maybe it come out all right,
maybe not. but. by gar. it ain't no
nice job to go sail 'bout zese seas un
der a madman sacre. non!"
'A madman!" I echoed in amaze
ment. "Do you mean Tuttle?"
He nodded gravely, his expression
clovoH of all merriment.
" 'T.; ze way it was. We not know
mire w'trier you see it zat way or no.
wit. uamim. :vions. Stephens, u ze
fellow ain't mad as ze March hare. He
was ze fine sailor all right oui, zat
was true nobody get more out of ze
Sea Queen zan he get. Sacre! he
drive ze sheep hard; it make my hair
white ze way he hoi' on. Maybe I not
lo 'fraid to take ze chance of ze voy
age if it just be all men on board. I
not care zen. for I risk my life wiz ze
ozzers. I3ut. monsieur. I keep myself
to sink of ze ladies down below, an
how zat fellow was gettin more crazy
all ze time. Sacre! it makes me
crazy, too. Zere's no knowin w'at he
do w'en he zat way: he take spells
w'en maybe he murder. I hear him
mutter it; I sec it in ze man's eye. He
was much afraid of you, monsieur, an'
zat is ze time w'en such fellows get
w'at you call it? ze dangaire."
I stared iuto the mate's face, barely
able to comnrehend this niilclr insti.
K fi cation of my forebodings, brought so
closely home. Tuttle was odd enough
to be sure, eccentric in both word and
action, cracked undoubtedly in mat
ters of spiritism, but that he was a
I really dangerous lunatic had never
r once entered my head. I shivered at
' sudden realization of the peril we were
in, but remained only partially con
F "What reason have you to think the
man as bad as all that?"
"Weil, monsieur, I watch him for
long time; Hill, lie watch him, for we
not like ze way he act since we first
sail. Maybe he be luny before zen,
but he get worse on ze voyage. Bill
an me. we talk it all ovaire, an' ze
mate not tell ze same story ze way he
did in Valparaiso. He forget some, he
add more. By gar. I lose much my
faith in it If zat ship show up, or ze
Island, either, I be mighty surprise'.
Oui. oui! Ze man Tuttie, he crazy all
right; we know sat for sure. Do he
not talk wiz you. monsieur?"
"No, not lately; indeed, he has
Rr-jreely spoken to ma since our trou
ble." "Zat was it; zat was w'y you not
notice. Well, he talk much w'at you
call ze blue streak to Bill an' me.
Salnte Anne, how he talk! He have
new talk every day. an ze notions he
speak make a dog sick, by gar! Lis
ten; I tell some sings. I was on watch,
w'en he comes up from ze cabin; he
not half dress, but it cold as hell," De
Nova shivered; "yet he walk back an
forth, back an' forth, across zare in
front of ze cabin, like ze Hon in ze
cage, talking wiz himself, an wringing
his bands. Maybe he keep it up two
hour, an I sink he freeze. Ze cook's
cat was 'sleep in ze longboat. I watch
w'ile he come up an' seo ze poor devil.
Quick he grab her by ze tail an' fling
It way overboard, like zaL I hear ze
cat yell, an' zen go splash. Zat seem
to make him feel bettaire, for he
laugh, an zen go below."
The mate changed his position, and
I noticed his eyes looked sleepless and
"Las' night he take another turn.
He dog you all ovaire ze deck, mon
sieur, like he haunt you maybe. I was
'Tuttle Sneak Up Behin' You, Like He Would Hit You in Ze Back."
on ze bridge so I not sec very much,
but Bill, he tell me how it was. He
say Tuttle sneak up behin' you twice,
like he would hit you in ze back. Once,
w'en you was right by ze rail. Bill, he
sung out to you. so as to make you
look 'round. Maybe you will remem
ber zat. monsieur?"
I nodded, beginning now to grasp
the full gravity of these revelations.
"Bill he not got mooch use for you,
Mons. Stephens," the speaker went on,
smiling grimly, "an' won't have w'ile
his head ache, but he was no dam
fool. He know w'at It mean if you
was knock' out By gar. It be hell! If
Tuttle was off his nut, you was ze only
navigator c n ze ship, an' it not do for
us lose bose. Zat was w'y Bill he
care; he not want to die in zis sea;
by gar, non! Well, after w'ile you
go below, an' zen ze first officer did ze
damnedest sing ever I saw on ze ship.
He busted into ze fo'c'stle, monsieur,
wizout any invite from any man Jack
o' 'em, an' plumped down on his knees
by Snyder's bunk, an begun to pray.
Mon Dicu, I vonder zey not murder
him. Larscn come out, an' beg Bill
an' me to take him out, but he pray
all ze time till we dump him in his
own cabin. He not fight, he jus pray.
Sainte Marie! it make me sick; an'
ze ineii zey talk, an' ask question."
He paused, passing one hand across
his eyes. "But zat not ze worst, mon
sieur sacre, non! he see ze ghost."
"De Nova," I said, quietly, "you
nave said I was an educated man.
Well I have some reason to believe
you are, also, and first of all I should
like to know why you pretend other
wise? Why do you endeavor to talk
like a fo'c'stle hand?"
He hung in the wind, surprised both
by my direct question and the sudden
change of topic. Then the old smile
came back to his lips.
"Maybe it was habit, monsieur, from
12 year' passed in zat sort of com
pany." "I was correct then in believing you
have received more than an ordinary
"I took ze classical course in ze col
lege at Martinique, an' zen two year'
of ze train' for ze priesthood. Oui,
monsieur." His eyes wandered out
over the empty waters. "Zen ze sea
call me, an' maybe ze devil also. Zat
was ze whole of it"
"Yet you believe in ghosts?"
The creole crossed himself.
"Sacre, I know not w'at I believe.
But it make ze blood chill to hear Tut
tle tell w'at he see down zare In ze
cabin. Ze question not w'at I believe,
monsieur: it w'at we do wi bim?"
I struck the rail with my fist vexed
at my own inability to take the initiative.
"Yes, that's the issue, De Nova," I
returned quickly, "but I'm not the one
to decide it I've known what I would
do from the first, if I had the power.
Tuttle's insanity was not necessary to
make me act his brutality to those
women below, his shanghaiing me into
this fool scheme, were enough. I am
for taking possession of the vessel,
even if we have to lash bim to his
"Zat was not to be done, monsieur."
"And why not? Must we sail with
a madman? fh!s Is no regular voy
age; not a man aboard has signed pa
pers. Tuttle is no better than a
pirate, and to overthrow him and as
sume control of the yacht would not
be mutiny. We might sail straight
back to Valparaiso and not a thing
could be done with us."
The mate shuffled from one foot to
the other, his black eyes hardening.
"Now, see here, Mons. Stephens." he
burst out, "zat was only ze half of It
Sure we not reg'iar crew, but we part
ners. Zat W2s zo way it is. We take
ze big chance for ze j.roOt Zose sail
or-men for'ard have nossing agains' zis
Tuttle. Zey sink he tell truth. May
be zey sink him a bit queer in ze head,
maybe zey not like his praying, or his
talk of ze spirits, but so long he sail
ze ship all right zey stick wiz him.
Zat all zey know how sail ze ship;
dam ze rest! Zey believe w'at he toll,
zey divide zose pesos every watch be
low. Zat's it If we lay hand on ze
mate, by gar, ze lads fight for him till
zey drop. Zey will do It, monsieur, an'
no pretty talk you put up will make
zem sink anysing but zat you try rob
zeni of zeir share. I know sailor-men.
an in case like 7ls. you got to go
"You are speaking for yourself and
Anderson as well as the men, I take
"Maybe so, monsieur; w'y not? Wo
have long voyage, an now we not so
very far from zat place we aim at
Zen w'y not take look 'long zat lati
tude before we turn north again? W'y
not, monsieur? Sure you not blame
me for feel like zat?"
"No, De Nova. I don't blame you,"
I replied, honestly, although disap
pointed at his confession. "That's
natural enough. Still, I hoped there
was a little French girl down below
who might be worth more to you than
even that fantastic dream of money."
He did not meet my eyes, his own
gaze out over the gray tumbling wa
ters. But he smiled good naturedlv.
"I nevaire suppose, aions. Stephens,"
he returned quietly, "zat a girl care
less for man if he have plenty ze
chink. A few das more not make
much difference to ze ladies below.
Zey have ze plenty eat, ze coal to
burn. Maybe zare be truth in ze mate's
story; anyway, it worth ze try. My
share of ze pesos be bettaire as a
sailor-man's pay. Oui, why not?"
The man was undoubtedly right
from his point of view, and I compre
hended fully the utter uselcssncss of
any further argument I was still
practically alone; yet now I had an
understanding which greatly strength
"Then why did you speak to me
"To warn you take care of yourself,
monsieur; to have you keep your eye
"That, then, is all you expect me
"So I sink; zat will be all so long as
he Fail ze ship right, an' keeps away
from ze ladies."
Ay, but would he? The vagaries of
a crazed man were beyond all guess
ing, and to bs cooped up in the con
fines of a narrow cabin with one, and
he in virtual command, was anything
but a delightful position. I no longer
doubted Tuttle's mental condition; in
a way I had suspected it long before,
but now I possessed positive proof.
Even as I gazed down over the rail at
the white foam rushing past us, it
was to perceive the appealing eyes of
Lady Darlington. De Nova's voice
"Would you min to glv me ze pres
ent position of ze ship, monsieur?"
I glanced around at him, startled by
so unexpected a question.
"Our position! Don't Tuttle prick
off the day's run on the chart?"
"Maybe he do, but he keeps ze map
in his own room. He get ver' mad
w'en I ask him to see w'at it was. Zat
was w'at he have agains' you ze
takin' of ze observation. He not seem
to want us to know. I understan' not
w'at he be up to, but I have to guess
w'ere we was for maybe two week"."
I gave him our position according to
my latest figures, and we went for
ward to the charthouse, hunting
among the maps there until we
finally discovered an old one partially
covering our course. By means of
this I indicated with some accuracy
about where we were, and the point
toward which we were driving the Sea
Queen. I left him studying over it
i and descended the compunionsteps.
unwilling longer to remain out of sight i
of those I guarded. My lady met me '
in the dim light of the cabin, her lips
"I have just found the music you
were so anxious to hear." she ex
claimed, triumphantly. "Shall I play
it for you now?"
And so we sailed on into the piti
less ice. through the cold, gray seas
of the Antarctic, under a mad skipper,
and I looked down at her smooth
cheek, breathed the faint perfume of
her hair, and strove vainly to forget
In Which the Ghost Appears. '
Difficult work it was keeping sealed .
lips while we conversed upon matters j
far away, each endeavoring to avoid
any refcreace to present surroundings.
I knew I could fully trust this woman,
could safely confide in her, yet surely
there was no immediate necessity for
telling her this latest development in
Tuttle's case. Already she had bur
den enough to bear, and the manner in
which she bore it awoke my sincere
admiration. Whatever of despair, of
womanly shrinking her private cabin
may have seen during those weeks of
loneliness, she brought nothing out
side its doors but courage and inspi
ration. Once I remember she lingered
beside the rail with me. clinging to
my arm for support against the
Washington. Opposition to postal
savings banks was voiced Wednesday
before the house committee on post
offices and post roads by representa
tives of the American Bankers' as
sociation. Not only did the speakers
oppose the postal savings bank bill
which recently passed the senate, but
they said they opposed the principle
of the government going into the
R. Guerney, vice president of the
First National bank of Fremont. Neb.,
and a member of the executive coun
cil of the Bankers' association, said
that the establishment of postal sav
ings banks in Nebraska would cause
withdrawals of large amounts of
money from the banks of that state,
seriously upsetting business. There
was no general demand, he thought,
for postals savings banks in his state.
The national and state banks were
able, he said, to take care of all the
banking business there.
The matter of the security and safe
ty of the deposits greatly outweighed
the consideration of the interest paid.
said Mr. Gurney, and If the govern
ment established the postal savings
banks, offering 2 per cent interest, the
deposits would come to them, even
though the state banks might be offer
ing 3 or 4 per cent interest Security
was what the people demanded, he
"The banks are only relatively
safe," said Mr. Gurney, "but the gov
ernment is absolutely safe, because it
has the power of taxation to back it
up. For that reason the banks can
never compete with the postal sav
"Regardless of the fact also, that
the postofflce might redeposit the
postal savings with the local bank
the latter is injured because it is de
prived of the busines of many indi
' "Further, the postal savings bank
deposits would, in a great measure,
come from the banks. The with-
drawal of these deposits would cause
the banks to call some of their loans.
j pinching debtors and generally caus-
t ing & business disturbance."
j Mr. Gurney was closely questioned
about the banking business in his
state. He said the legal rate of in
terest in Nebraska was 10 per cent,
"and it has gotten so that we hardly
ever charge more than that now,"
said Mr. Gourney, guilelessly, while
members of the committee broke out
in a general laugh. "We generally
charge 5 per cent to the farmer on the
land, 7 per cent to the merchant and
as to the small borrower wc charge
him from 7 per cent up to whatever
he will stand."
Good butter is always in demand.
best hay. nest to alfalfa, is
The little pigs should be supplied
variety of feeds.
It is better to be an honest man
in one language than a liar in five.
The total output of farm wagons in
a year of normal trade approximates
Pure-bred poultry costs more than j
tne other kind, but bring better prices
Replenish the stock of wood on the
back porch. Do a little better than
that Increase the pile.
Most shepherds believe that the
blood that goes to maintain a long fat
tail should go into the body of the
Tho decrease of beef cattle from
1907 to 1908 was 1.492.731. and the
present supply falls short of last year's
total by 694.000.
It doesn't make much difference
whether you cook pumpkins for hog3
or not. Corn meal and bran are both
good feed for them.
The growing and harvesting of rape
for seed Is an industry worthy of at
tention in districts where the soil and
climate are suitable.
Be sure that the new hen house Is
located where the drainage is good,
and not in a place where water will
stand for any length of time.
In winter as much variety should bo
furnished the sows and pigs as possi
ble. They need some roughage. They
will eat clover hay and corn stalks.
In economical pig feeding we must
make the most of our grain feeds by
mingling them with coarse cheap
foods, thereby reducing the cost of
Egg-eating hens are usually hens
that do not have sufficient meat diet
Give them plenty of meat scraps or
bugs, worms and insects and they
won't eat eggs.
end right by keeping them better.
If you Intend to raise chickens for
meat, do not invest In the egg breeds.
The cost of the product is lessened
by pusbing the pigs for early matur
ity. The best, thing'for any dairying lo
cality Is the organization of cow test
Get a fanning mill and resolve
through its use to have good seed for
How about your Incubator? See
that It is In perfect condition, for It
is time to get it started.
The animal that pays the best la
bound to be in evidence as dairymen
become better informed.
If the poultry house Is overcrowded.
kill off some of the older birds. Keep
stocked up with young tkrlfty layers.
Do not overlook the Importance of
making the pig's food palatable front
the beginning to the end of the sea
A chicken's stomach Is not made
of Iron, and the same diet day aft
day harms them as muck as it does a
Crows destroy as many chicks as do
hawks, but they are more cunning and
very few know they do any harm in
The loss of condition at weaning
time may be greatly reduced If the
pigs have been accustomed to supple
We don't all like Incubators, and
those of us who still use hens must
use Intelligence in setting them, in or
der to keep in the game.
Rcosevelt Is Sight-Seeing.
Khartoum Colonel Roosevelt's sec
ond day in Khartoum was given up
largely to sight-seeing, and the most
interesting place of all to the former
npaodlnnt wtc ,! KntfTAlinlfl ..r Y.....
I'iJU;it. n.io Wit; uuilltTJlulli Ul rkCI
v-ittit'c ttimhltncr tiA lnnpanorl Tiiti-
ja.uko iuuioouq, v itv.uv.u ...... ,
flapping in the wind, her cheeks tin- reri, which lies seven miles north of
gliug from the flying spray which oc- j Omdurman. It was here that the ad
casionally lashed our faces. It was vance of the Anglo-Egyptian army un
my look of inquiry that unlocked her ier Sir Herbert Kitchener was con
lips to confession. I tested by the Khaliff and his troops
"I cannot help it, Mr. Stephens, but numbering about 10,000, and it was
the spectacle or the sea awakens al!.nere that the bodies of 11,000 dead
that is divine within me." she said, dervishes were counted the day after
her lips smiling, her eyes grave. "I ' fne battle
must have been born with the love
of it in my heart. I know that sounds
fanciful, like the speech of a school
girl, yet that is the fascination the sea
exerts upon me. I never tire of it.
and it must be that I possess the soul
of the sailor."
"Was it because of your innate love
for such things that Lord Darlington
look to yachting?" I questioned, cu
riously, always eager to observe her
swift changes in expression. She
laughed, with a queer little indrawing
of breath and uplifting of lashes.
"Oh. no; far from it. He was an
enthusiastic yachtsman long before we
fir3t met but had contentedly confined
bis cruising to the English coast and
the Mediterranean waters. No doubt
it was my enthusiasm which induced
him to attempt longer voyages and
stranger seas. I lack Interest in or
dinary social life, and was far happier
on board the yacht than in London
drawing rooms. His lordship was
was always most considerate."
(TO BB CONTINUED.)
Man's Fate in His Character.
Mabie: A man's fate lies in his
character, and not in his conditions.
Ample Measure of Revenge
Time That Pat Got Gloriously Even
with the Doctor.
Pat had naff trouble with his eyes,
and a friend having advised him to
consult an oculist, he went a few days
ago to see Dr. W , a distinguished
specialist for relief. On his arrival at
the doctor's office he found the usual
large number of patients in the ante
room awaiting attention, and though
he was in a great hurry he was forced
to wait several dreary hours before his
turn came. He lost and regained his
temper several tides in the interim,
btii when all uas over und he found
himself out upon the street with the
half day spent, indignation over the
loss of va.uable time was the predomi
nant note tu his leelings
"But O' had me r vintre!" he ejacu
la ed with a brnad :niile as he told his
friend Mike about it afterward. "Oi
don't t'ink he'll keep me waitin' again
"Phat did ye Co to 'urn?" asked
"Sure an OI wint back th' next
day," said Pat "OI got there at noine
by the clock an' lvery toime they said
'twas me turn to go in Oi said Oi'd
wait an' let some other felly have me
place, ontfl the clock sthruck twilve.
an thin Oi wint In. 'Well.' says he.
phwat can OI do for yez this mornin.
Pat?' 'NawthinV says OL lookln him
sbquare in the eye as Oi turned on me
heels and lift the room. Bedad. OI
don't believe he knows ylt what
sthruck 'urn!" Harper's Weekly.
Supply of Hogs Yet Small.
Cincinnati. O. Price Current says:
Short supplies of boss fcr market
channels is a condition which contin
ues and prices have no power to
change the situation at this time. To
tal western slaughtering for the week
totaled 330,000 hogs, compared with
330.000 the preceding week and G50,
300 last year.
Marion. Ind. Professional cracks
men robbed the Van Huron. Ind., bank,
Dwned by Howard Bros., at Van
Buren, and escaped with $1,500 in
Country Is on Stilts.
St Paul. Minn. This country is up
Dn stilts, and until something happens,
such as a general strike, followed by
i bunch of failures, conditions will
not be right, is the opinion of A. B.
Stickney. formerly president of the
Chicago Great Western, who returned
from a trip east "Conditions are the"
same as they were just before tho
Debs strike in 1S03." said Mr. Stick
ney. "I think that it would be fair
to give the railway employes an in
crease in wages in view of the high
cost of living."
Corn 6ilage has proved to be the
most excellent feed in fattening
steers where a nitrogenous concen
trate, such as cottonseed meal, has
been used with it
Mate your animals in breeding with
reference to individual characteristics
as well as known pedigrees. The pedi
gree alone will not always insure the
greatest merit in the progeny.
The Osier theory, modified, ought to
apply to poultry; when a ben sees her
grand-daughters running around and
figuring on being mothers, too. it's
about time to make a chicken stew.
Some farmers say they do not keep
sheep because they are subject to dis
ease, which i a great mistal:?. be
cause properly cared for sheep have
fewer ailments than any other farm
Bean growing, harvesting and
threshing. like everything else, has
been so much improved upon that
where conducted upon anything like a
large scale, it is now anything but
hard or risky work.
There is more profit, considering the
investment and time and feed re
quired, in a flock of sheep, than any
other animals raised on a farm.
Dip the sheep -immediately after
shearing and again In about three
weeks to destroy eggs and all ticks
that may have escaped at the first
With calves, colts, pigs or any ani
mals raised by hand, other feeds than
milk will be eaten in small amounts
when the animals are from 20 to 30
As a rule, the wisest way of han
dling a bull that is Inclined to be vi
cious Is to hand him over to the
butcher, as an animal of this class is
never safe to trust
Renew the pan of charcoal In the
hog lot And while you are there
nail some extra boards around th
bottom of the pen. A drafty bed for
the pigs means trouble.
A good pasture for hogs 1s one
which is tender and nutritious. Blue
grass makes a good pasture during
the spring and late fall. Rye and blue
grass make a little winter pasture.
It has always been a mystery how
any intelligent dairyman could see
profit in lopping off $40 a year income
from a special bred dairy cow iii or
der to secure a scrub beef calf.
The wise shepherd does no wait
until his whole flock of sheep is af
fected before he begins to attempt a
cure, but takes every precaution to
prevent the disease from- getting a
RECEIVES A BIG FEE.
The lion in the circus
Strict justice was denied
They starved him while he was al-e.
And stud him w'len he d ed!
Ingersoll's Widow Given Reward After
Boston. After a ten years' legal
struggle, Mrs. Eva Ingersoll of Dobbs
Ferry. N. Y.. received a fee of $183,323
due her late husband. Colonel Robert
G. Ingersoll, for his efforts in con
testing the will of Andrew J. Davis,
the millionaire mice owner of Butte,
Mont. The check was made out by
the clerk of the United States circuit
court The result of this suit is only
a phase in the twenty-year contest
over the Davis estate.
Dinner to Colonel Ro:sevelt
Rome. King Victor Emmanuel has
decided to give a dinner in honor of
former President Roosevelt upon the
occasion of the latter's visit to this
city. The guests will include Mrs.
Roosevelt Kcrmit and Miss Ethel.
American Ambassador Leishman and
Highest Prices For Shtep.
Kansas City Three price records
were established on the local sheep
market Wednesday, when lambs sold
for $10.05. ewes for $8.00 and year
lings for 9.25.
The best plan of feeding fodder de
pends a good deal on conditions. If
an old tough pasture is available, the
most economical plan from every
standpoint is to haul the fodder from
the shock directly to the pasture.
The amount of nitrogen put Into
the soil by a crop of clover will, of
course, vary much, but a good crop
will probably add enough of this im
portant clement to grow several crops
of grain. It will probably add about
200 to 250 pound to an acre.
The most foolish thing in the world
Is to take an old, worn-out mare and
raise colts from her. You stand a good
chance to get colts that are worth
little, and then. Is It not adding Insult
to Injury to treat a poor old horse
that way? Get your colts from good,
round, bright, lively stock. Then you
will have something to be proud of.
Hog raisers can fall Into no greater
folly than to confine their hogs to the
pen entirely. Exercise and fresh air
are essentials to the feeding of all ani
mals. If hog3 are cot allowed suffi
cient freedom to give them exercise in
plenty, and they have no acce3s to
&the earth so as to get the phosphate
from the ground by rooting or gra
ting, they will surely go wrong.
Next to keeping the land rich tho
main point is to get enough grass
seed in It to fill up every available
space, and such a variety of grasses
as will furnish fresh bloom over as
much of the year as possible.
Corn is so high In the corn bolt that
both hog and cattle feeders there
have been tempted to dump altogether
too many, animals on the late grass
clean-up market and so the prices
have felt it a little and show the result
A Missouri farmer always plants
about two seres to 100 squashes
which he feeds to his bpgs during tho
winter with excellent results. This
man writes: "I have sc-ld In the reg
ular market $3G0 worth of pork from
When the cow gets uneasy and
kicks do not get mad and rush for a
club. Better see whether or not you
j have been squeezing a sore teat or If
your finger nails dig into the teat.
Trim your nails and milk gently.
Rough handling will never break a
cow of kicking.
Seedlings of two widely
Some dairymen object to using
stanchions: but the stanchion Is not
hard on the cow after she becomes
used to It. especially the new and im
proved steel, swing stanchions. Tying
a cow might be considered cruel, but
the real Inhumanity of the whole thing
comes from keeping the cow In the
differing ( "table all of tho time and .never allow
ing her to go outdoors and exercise.
The health of the cows Is a matter
of supreme Importance. Suitable food,
pure water, good ventilation, proper
tvoes have been produced by J. Bre
tezlnskl from the common horserad
ish, a plant described by botanists as
practically never seeding. In the ex
periments, as described to the Cracow
Academy of Sciences, two plans of exercise and good care are all nece.
stlmulatlng seed productions were aary. With dairying, the same as with
tried. Grafting had no effect, but an ' other branches of animal husbandry,
annular Incision around the root led ' there i3 such a thing as being "more
to the production of a considerable nice than wise." and it is up to the
aumber of seeds, and rome of these dairyman to draw this line and accom
have germinated and yielded the new pllsh the best results at the least ex