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EDITOR AND PROPBTTOR.
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$1.50 FEB YEAR
Strictly In Mvinct.
ITITSBORO, CHATHAM COUNTY, N. C, THURSDAY, A ULY U,
$f)e Cl)ati)am Record.
Mar.T Tion'hs have passed ticce the- ar
rii i' cf the idow and h"r son tn the ri'f
b rlr lake.
rail has ci" been ejected with the
Or'af Western Bank for nearly two
years, and very (tuijio'jj'f ha b endeav
ored to win tbo full confidence of all in
nuy way lounpi ted wi'h that institution.
Nor Inf. hi failed.
As the ."'ini: t-ller wa on the polpt ff
Jening '! bank f-r lunch at the Boon
hour on the twenty-seventh of June. 1850,
Lawrence IVrrr. the cashier, said to Hid-
"Earl. ill j"u i. mr to the Union
Express i.lli.u and ask them to send nn
egent ut four "'cIm. k for a money pack
age? Vou know tnent.i thousand must
be sent nu that draft to Sid at'kee."
'Certainly." said Karl.
"Yf. sir:" And Earl stepped to the
fiaor of Mr. Kellogg's private office.
"t'tisinese will h slack for an hour or
two. ,f niet'o nn complaining th'
moruintr 1 n ish you u vuld jnrip into the
c.arriaj:, run up to I lie hous and see how
tho in potting pn. n-,.uld aro myself, but
1 havt sodih letters to vrit.
"f!er"." m th" y.mup roan was tumice
sv. "hand tbas noto tc your mother."
Ear! placed the mis?i" in Its r"cket
and basteijed from th bank.
"Y'-u: tc ther" mused 'be banker. ' and
the fim of Sei.tenil.er mv j-ife' Acd yet
1 do not tporr to In spii.!al happr in tl: !
pprnaf-n:ns- union Mr daughters rais
no objections, though I can se that the
idea is not plrasinv ' 'hotn
"Ob. "M. it will for the best T
M'sll, on the i:jv mrced lose oce of my
daughter for Laura will be the bride
Thor wii b
' Sorce dav faro
1 trust 'In' h
Mr. Kello.;c rr
way to ir.
'iind his writing bu.1
tbe t:n;e fpe j c.p
I was half af'er t
wbn Earl re
turned to th- bank.
"Well jfurg rr.tvi. b"w did you find m
"She was recijnirg on a sofa in the rar
lor, reaifioc and s'H'ed that sh fel'
eisior. I trust it jP no'liine wr
appeared bright aud 'beerful "
"Ob, I prume ,hf will b" as wi ,r
usual in th- morpirg."
"U'.'re is a reply to your noe sir."
"Yes. yps;" and Mr. Kellueu was soon
carmine thesr- lino written hy the wid"w
' I'ear ptojiherr -.tonefte seems nearly
as W'M as fi r. I think t must have been
a slichf attack of indie stion Laura re
O'fMf me to add rou). home early." and
ton know lion- nillju: I am to add the
i ordf . Yfiir pr-ircisrd wife.
The banker smiled as he placed the note
in his f -ii ket and glanced at the clock.
I am happier thfre thnn in any other
spot on ear'h," he thought And at half
.af'or three he left the bank.
At four oVlof k. Philip Elsworth, one of
tbe trusted I'nion Express agents, entered
the bank, and poi'er Lockwood locked the
You are on time. Mr. Elsworth," said
Terry. "I am just ready to make up thc
"All riper I v ill stand at the window
while you run "fer the bills. I guess I
ran keep trai k of them."
' Oh. vps. ! ill give you plec'y of time
You nould hardly rare to receipt for a
p.g in a box or for Tild cat money, but
there is nne here; tbe bills are all stand
"I am sure of that." said Elsworth : "but
duty is duty. On nhead'"
The cashier plaoed several parkaces of
bills on the table back of the window and
en tbe shelf abovi- it whore the agent
cf.ild readily S'-au each bill. Ue ran orer
them. layniE theru uride in one thousand
ri'dlar lots, 'hoi-king the bills from the
s'bedule lie had made out, as be pro-
The denomination were one hundred
dollars, fifty dollars, twen'y dollars, ten
flHar anl five dollars; so it consumed
fjne time to accomplish the task.
'It is allO K ," said the agent. "Make
up your package "
Terry bas'ilv pinned a narrow strip of
wh'te paper around each one thousand
d"l!nr lot. marked on ihis strip with his
pencil. $l."iV." under the figures placed
the 'nit.nl of hi name. andwith tbe aid
cf a heavy sheet of manilla paper and a
s'cpc cord, tbe twenty packages were
"oti eontere! jutu one.
Ear! all 'his t'me had bten standing at
Y.'t desk s-arreh four feet distant, appar
ently lunuing over some column of fig
ure and payinc no attention to the work
tbat was going on at his elbow.
On the upper left hand corner of the
package. Mr. Terry p!a-ed the figures
fine rumut more." he said, "until I
late! it;" and tuning, he approached the
open vau't. leating tbe package on the
"T will be making out the receipt," ob
erved the agent.
"I cannot find- ob. yes, here they are!"
And the cashier soon catne forward wth
ptin'fd slip to one sid of which he ap.
plied inutilage, then pressed it down on
the ct-nter of the package before him.
Xlie outer surface of the slip bore in
printed letters these word;
"Central Bank, Milwaukee. Wisconsin."
"Tbeie you are, Mr. E'sworth." aid
the" eaphier. placing the package in tbe
"Mere is your receipt." and the agent
pitted from rhe bank an the porter opened
"It i five o'clock." said Terry presently.
"Mr Klcau." c coutlnued, speakiug to
the b"okkeepr, n ho liacl been posting his
ledger at a desk facing the ftont wiu
low, at some distance away, "are you
through for to-night? It is beginning to
ruin. 1 thought the clouds that bare been
shore us all day would empty their rargo
"I here j'lat finished my work." 8w..n
said, cloning the ledger,
Well. If jcui will bring firward your
fcooks e will owb f on th puteJde of
the bank Wait for nie. Karl. I promised
Laura to take ten with her to-night.
"Luckily I hate bit rubber mat here."
said L'arl. ' I' may save rue a dreiich.ii:!!
Tea minute Inter ihp bank was 'lcis-d
anil lour wen under umbrellas were hast
A block from the bank a panel vacou
dafbed b.v them.
"A case of drunk and disordor'.r rmc
where," observed Earl.
"Yes, if nothing wor?e." sa!d T"T
After crossing the Chicago river. Flean
acd the porter turned wwi, while Kir!
and tho cashier passed on heir wnj '
be banker' residence.
It w.- 5 30 when they entered th door.
Earl proceeded at once - bis room, net
stopping in tbe lifi!! to reui'o h' rain
Laura had met the w o roung r.in. an 1
she, v-h Iri v, entered the parlot. where
thev found .laueti- vet reclining ou t!'-
sofa and her father seated beside her with
i.io anxious expression mi his in
Oh, there is no jirresiv of sondina fnr
the doctor, papa; 1 f.d suro tha' I shall
be quit rst Ted l y to ni,irr.', . Tb
prAsenop of a pb; i i ta "nuld "iako pif
nf-rTous." wim' tho w"id a s.aj
iijg a tho ..vr oiitii'.l t lie r i..ri.
' 'Well. dMiir. I wi'l li.'on y.-..i f,.r to.
nigh'," S'lid Mr Kelloicc: "but ui'lss w
ar entirely r. ovtro. .-, thai tinto, 1 wi'l
summon rr 11- v. it "
' I think vni (,i,,u!,i par a '' roinark".!
Laura. "I may " npp.l!sj!v .al.arnio.l.
but 1 am iiiii-d' o.in'orn.-d iib-mi .Ta.!it "
'I woul I nft Inivf uiv I tili- sitr tint
soon will lv, .a s'ilt'srpr." s.al lanronrc
"and I .ail' j 1 1 i t iadv t" .uinnnni tbn
' N'.-.t lo niplit. r."ii". if n il lore
your fu'ure uster in law," ,r-iutio ja: 1.
S'ilililik.' The fuiuie biilftiuai l of ynv
intended ha no ii!nton of b.-c outins an
But a fe"- minutes passed befor th"
"ido" and. her sni entered the parlor.
id, her t )n ei
r? .r.jiinte wero soon dnlorii;e
'te rainy oeather and Janette's illness.
wbich would keep the family pavtv from
n'teuding a theatrical pert i-m.ano that
"Why," said Janetic, the rsf of rou
c:in go. Why remain a' home on my ac
count!' As for th rain- the rarn;ize w-!
protect y 3u "
"I could not think of emne. S's'er. with
you nor well enouph to a--'-oirj-,auy us. '
"I would uot dioar1: of e'n h a thine."
s.vd the nicj-ivc-, "thoujli I ,tm cotitidfi.'t
our pet will soon be herseM ncain "
'hv. p'ipa." s cidb-uly e'l.iimed
Lauta. ' hero t a c.arri ii; duMiing up t"
bo doci'. and th" b ir-" s' ( overcd wiili
foam. Whs ran it rjc-an'"
"Let us i-.' hH the banker. r;so:u-
to h'S feet aii-l ,-r..?!!ic to the v indw
n-ner.1 l.aura t'as srate-l
' T'hi . Inn f i" o, n is Jacob rdr' s.
ij:enl rf tho ( I'ioii Kxprcs. :i i I Inspec tor
ILin' of 'bo o artpient Thv are
coming rapi'llv up th" walk Pomi-thing
is amis. Did yru ship that monev to th
Central B.ir.k '"
" Cer'aiu'v. K'sworth called foi it "
All eyes beii't nttiacted in the direc
tion of the two tignrc-s r.inv.rc tip the
walk, ronr save Janctto notic-od how sud
denly Ear! started in his hair, or ih-
moaning glnm-e ex. hanire'l between him
self and hi mother
Mr. Kellogg met the aeen' and 'h'- po
bra of!!-. :al at 'he ciof r
What on earth
' Is th4 l ank cashier bee. Mr Kellogg-'
Is 'he toiler hf"';' said tbe a:onf exoit
edly. "Ye, ye, thev are here But -"
' Pleie allow us to enter your library
led summ'-n them. '
Mr Kellogg quickly opened the lib'.ai'
door and summonf J t!ie rt o young men.
The usual'y placid countenance of Ear!
in oue momen' bad l.tst much of ts r,-,m
posure. and his a!k-w completion bud
somewhn' paled. Perhaps he had been
working t"- hard cf bite. Peihups his
conficement t.i the bank had 1-een loo con
stant. Bu' 'he riie nien were ail nioif or
"Please cW the library d-.oi.-' rii 1
"Now " begnn the banker.
"At f'Mir oVlnck "ur iigt-nt !-lswor!i
ailed at thp tiient Wociiiiti Bank aicd
received and receipted fr i miin- pack
age of twenty th'oisancl dollar. At
he left the bank wjih it In his po.sn.sinn.
At 4 4o h'S iiucniiM ion body wm cc.,-,ii-ered
in th- tiller between Wnshiugton
Randolph streets, llo bad b-en aylaid.
knocke'l tenselrsa and pcl-M. '
"Robbed!" cTe'iime-l th" banter and
Robbed!' unc-onc;o!i!y etr'aimed
"Robbe l." reiterated the agent, and of
that package of twenty thousand dollars "
tjreat heavens! and in the c-.pon )tl
of day!" said Mr. Kellogg Have you
any clew- any suspicion a to who per
pptrated the deed V"
"As yet none. Our first tall is here, t
ascertain if during 'he dav or m any time
w ithin the pa' week, a usj n cous rhnrac
ter, or suspicious (byscters. hate b -m
seen loitering about the bank."
' Y'ou see. ' said the police cHb-ia!. ' this
robbery w as planned. The express agei
were, watched The robber was aar
that Elsworth bore a money package from
"I certaiuly have not noticed jnt suspi
cious character in the vicinity of th
bank," said Mr Kellogg.
"Nor have I." iissc-;-te.l Terry
"I 1 ha'f no reooMpciore of seeiuz ayt
one whom appfarant-e woi'd ar'iuse sets
picion," said Earl.
"But E'sworth, Mr. And retv s. 'lid he
not see the man who asaul"l hun'" l'id
be reuaiti conoicusness ; Surely be w as
"As 1 stated, he was found in tb al'e
in sr. unccjHSclniis condition, b.xaotly buy
long he bad lain there. w, h yet, are
unable to state."
"Certainly not more than five minutes,"
declared Inspector Hunt.
"But who discovered him:" risked the
"On account if tho rain.' said the in
spc-ctor, "there nere few people in the
streets, and they wet" hurrviug along un
der umbrella none passing through that
alley. A clerk in a real estate office, go
ing out by the b u-U dour, found the body
in tbe alley.
"He at Hnt supposed it to be a rasp of
drunk and down, but on cbiser inspection,
recognized Klswnrili. who he knew to be
one of tbe collecting agents for tbe I'nion
Express. He nt oniv gave the alarm.
summoned a police oltlc-i-r, and notified the
etpr - 's couipunt onicia!.
"fUwoith stm borne to a, couTklasit
drue store. Mr Andrews. Tr Thorp and
m'-fp'f. arrived ther" ivt fee minute
later. A blow ..p the btik .-f 'he head
bad hanked 'he coHort.-: sens' le? The
doc'or applied v...itcrali'-es and !- reined
H'lllei'Cilv to ftate tba' or. in, ur.' ot the
rain be was takinir the sb-Tic' mt
tlirough the allov to t) r-rpvess oihce
with a twenty thous.-ii-d dollar pjrk-ige.
"Ho s'at.'d that ..n!t tho cith'r. the
teller, the bool;!;coper and porter wpi-c i;i
tbe bank when the )icj -,.o as made up;
also that he was n" awa of being
watihfd either on bis eittraccn to the
batik or i-tress from !. same.
"lie v is asaiited froiri t'ne re.ar Tbe
! obi ei- s'-'! up behind bin and f'ruck bim
a fearful blow flightly d thc rght of the
enter of the head IPs f- tt bat probably
i save.l li; life. J'he scalp n as cut
: 'hrough. but there is no fracture
I E!sv.o:-'li s'.T-d that h reoiiRteret)
bu ore niai in goiiie from th" bank and
that be passed him before reaching 'he
', allev. As be turned in'o the al-er, this
I man wa a few fee' behind h'ta He
! elanced tiward him. fitei 'ha' he was cf
! a dark coioi.levior. b!ncjr -iir ar.d mu-
t iclie, was well dre?ed. rt-or? a derby,
had on a dark sack rot rJ was carry
in; both a cane and umbrella
lie beliovcs that '-.mo to have been
loaded, and that the man stealthily ftole
'p behind bim. struck 'he I l ev that mi
l'lfl him iinciiuscoiis. .-"un I the pack
it ge and Mod."
"The rain.' said .r ndieis. vfcild
b ;i? rcn-ler-"! it nn ewy uianei '
"Of c :c,i?e." fni, l,H in, p. . tor, ' I'.'s
ot th li.nl but a hast v glanc" ni th" n j ; " s
f. a'uris. Hi U'libro'la -,, raised, and
as tbe agent gbini-pc) looa-'l !ii'-. !i" i i ' f I
it fu :iid. o be ovtbt not bo a! 'o to
iden'ify hi in. "
' A !r: or small man';" asked the
' About lire feet eiebt. ElfWcirth
ilio'.U'ht tbe height of the te!n, here. I
slioul 1 say. yes. and of bis complr xioji.
l.iic-k', toiing uirin. that I know who you
are. and that ou ier-- jn the bank at the
':me the a-sault was cc.mini'ted. for you
would just abort' fill Elsworth's d-S'-rip-ticiii.
I nb he stated tint thc man ap
P'-art 1 all rf forty yesrs of age '
T"r'tm:.te for uie, then." said Ear!,
"that I reuiuined iu the bauli until it v us
closed, rind that Jlr. Terry. Mr Sloan,
myself and tbe- porter departed in com
' Yes " said Trrv. "and a r-ittol wagon
dashed by us ere we bad o-ivefd a block "
' I saw you," said the inspec r "I was
in the wag-in. We were thou on our way
to the ' lie of the crime."
' Twentv thousand i a good haul f
'he higbwavman. and a big loss, ' observ
ed Mr. Kl!'if;.
"Oh, no loss to vo'i," sta'ed Agent An
'Irons. "You bold our leceipt."
' I' will be n- lots to the companv.' tin
ii-pector said We '.till h:n the thi. !
and money also, within twentv fourlr "r.s.
Our whole dot etivt. forc :ind ha'f the
po'ice are on thf case not ."
"I'eht it to' have been sonic liai-.-c-.
on -ihf.il the saloon. ,.r ne!gl.l'"" '"1
who mic mit'e.i th" crim,,-,-- .,siC, i-
'".' tai'l the irspecfoi ; "ihntirh tha
places are being investigated."
"Let us go. Mr Andrews," bo c ot.tin
nod. "Wo fan learn nothing here will
drive over w'-f and S'-e ibe porter I
know where bo reside. Ho mat have
no'ecl s ,m loiterer aboiit the bank- "
"llr would bave been more ap' to do so
than any other connected with it," observ
ed Mr Kellogg.
"You hate a schedule of the hi!' that
made up that package. Mr. Terry?"
Why. ves. of the banks; but not as to
'he number engraved on the bills "
No 'racing the bill then. !1 ihf
more importance of speedy action. '
T sincerely regret this misfortune that
has befalleu your company, Mr. An
drew.'' said the banker at the outer door,
' Oh. my dear sir, I am aware of that
returned the agent. "Rest aEsured tuiit
w? regard vou as cue of our best frit-Lcli
Twenty thousand dollars will leave out
trice for the Centra! Bank of Milwaukee
a' eigijt o'clock to-night, and though the
pac kages will tint contain the bills Lls
w..rili receipted for. I assure you th
money will men the deirnJf f the iva.
"Mant thank.-' ' ex-iainied the banker.
"And any !! w- can tender vou iu bring
'iig the rettb to the bar 0f i-istioe an.)
ie,oter:im (he money, will be glad'v 'vn
I l.tioi ! "
A nt.-i'te" later Imlr-cvs and t'.e in
sptctor wre seated iu their cirrinte
vt hi' li passed (r-m a'ew a' I!- bii enter.
f d III- ii-lto.
"Whj . f t'bei. what - "
' Wait, b"-; there is 'be b-l! S'imiiior.ii-.i;
us to t'.-i. I "'!! bare to go over it ad at
the table. -nie "
A the partv proceeded to tie dmirj
room, eve'i accompanied by Ja-.-'tto, hWj
nor Kelbgg and her son ti'i raced to loiti r
There va an appearance cf great an
b-'r on the par' c f the widow-, but tip
smile and sati6ed erpression on the coun
tenance of her pon, caused it to be dispers
ed in nn ois'an'. and as 'bet entered the
din'rg room thse three words n-ar'i e.
raped fr-m the nndarn's bp.
"AH IS well "
(To be coiitmuc-cl.i
GERMANY'S WONDERFUL KAISER
Ue Tuiit tint n Krutnrknbto Work
loiiiitcte'l with th" Tench Navy.
Tha truge and versatile driia. tor.
Ka'set- Williehn. wbt., lobl"s do iig a
large .-iii'l evtensdvo busin-ss .is 1'inp
icr. t int many side- I'literpi lsni. su- h as
art. liiei.itiii". ilt-iiu-i. yuc -litiii-; ni,,t
lng nncl iciaioty. has pvrrie.l b . t il.-m
Iti rinnili-'.- clii ectlnii. ia sii..,tn
wb.'i' b- - an do as a nival draughts
man, mid. ito i'leii'alh . li'-w nim-li In
kticiwi Hbont the tlei-ts of bis d-ai
oelgbb'Ts - the I rencll. He bus inad.
up h complete table lu picture of tin
hhips of the French navy, showing, by
the use of colors, to what class eac h
vessel belongs, what hr stivngth is.
how much armor she carries, and where
tbe batteries are located.
All this work ws done by tbe Kaiser
personally. The tables, w hlcb are mti
large and elaborate, bate a sketch of
each ship, licit a rough draft but so ex
act plan, drawn absolutely to scale.
Every bit of armor is sbomi In bin"
tint. Tho sire of each vessel, the anna
uieut, the deck plans, the size and pur
pose of masts, all are noted riict!y.
The entire table, show ing ins shells.
said to have been designed In one day.
India when! Is still threshed by be
ing trodden nut by bullocks and I'liflu-Joes.
PARI AND GARDEN, j;
Movable Shed for Minde.
Tliia illustration w ill give the reader
in idea of a plan for providinc; fiiacla
in the licKl fur sheep and 6 iue The
?heJ may be constructed of auv light
material nuil et on low wheel or
rollers. It should not be made no
huge that it will be too liulky to
baudlo easily, but it must be sml-,-stuutiully
built to withstaii 1 iudo
ud raiua. The cost of tin: structure
may be cheapened suuiew liat by inak
A I OSVENlKST AMMAt. Fnr.bTFIt,
inpr n thatched roof, which will also
rnako it linliter . No llo jr is planned
in the home, aud the rear wall need
be run up only part way. This will
permit of a current of air throttp-li the
building For ease in moving from
place to place, a nt out hook should be
fastened in the end, to which a ring
and rope can bo attached so (lint one
hoi'.'fi can easily pull it. If tlie pas
ture is Rood, it nee i nor be nun-ed
oftener than once a day. This bit of
ahade will cost but little, and add
greatly to the comfort of .small anim.ila
Qllnrl. Hruss til Siilllfly Soil.
Vheu ipiHc'lt grass once gets posses
sion of i- ui ly soil ('ouluiiiiiip- little
vegetable matter, il is nearly impossi
ble to era licato it. The roots of
quack run mu. h deepoi iu s;tml than
in heavier land, and they nre more
persistent iu living If you cover
quack leave with sand, it does tint
smother as it would under the same
bulk of the mt.s e compact clay. It is
impossible to plow; sandy land deep
enough, except by having one plow
follow another, to turn the quack
grass roots to the surface. In heavier
land nearly nil tlm horizontal roots
are found at about tbe usual depth of
plowing, and le'tiugthe plow donu nn
inch deeper will bring moat of them to
the surface, where they may be raked
up and thrown on hot fire. But if
this were to be done on sandy laud it
would reduce the soil to sterility. It
ia belter to have a growth of quack
grua on sandy soil than to have noth
ing. If kept cloudy j aslured quack
grass is mveet, temlei and nutrit'oiis.
If allowed to grow large tho plant be
comes less palatable, and some of the
plants w ill tluo.f up see l rtalks. The
Boyilie. will, however, keep these down.
Some farmers who hao sandy land
claim that foi tiieiii quack ;rms is a
good thin- It prevent", them frc i.
raising more profitable crops w hero it
grows, and we always had a suspicion
that tlioji - lit; iiitj f . i- quip k grass was
necessity rathci than choice. He
sides tho pest is always spreading
into places where not even the farmer
on candy land would have it if he
could help it. American Cultivator
The Asparagus Kuat.
The asp.nagus rust has done in
creasing damage in tho asparagus
growing sections of the Northeast and
the Atlantic coast States the past two
yenrs. Iu 1S97 the loss in Masica
ohtisetts wns frt.ru lifteen to eighty
percent ot the yield, averaging fully
twenty-five per cent This pest Las
been made the subject of elaborate in
vestigations by the New deisey,
Massachusetts and other experiment
Million. Tho Massachusetts station
(Hulleti.1 01, byti. E. Smith and I-'
J". Stone! eoueltldes that the practice
of burning the affected tops in the
summer has resulted in injury, mid
no benefit has manifested itself from
burning in tho fall. This is in lino
w ith the experience of the most ruc
cessful as'paragus growers iu Mnff.1
chrisets. It is also true that the
reults obtained by spraying aspar
agus Rie not encouraging. The
most eueouraiiiiic features of this
Massauhiisotts investigation are the
Tho unions Asparagus beds on
moist soils tlo ii"t appear to beafl'ected i
with the summer 6taKt of the rust and ;
consequently are not injured, being (
able, as it were, to resist the summer .
Mage, although the tops of the plants
are affected with the fall stago during 1
their period of natural death. Tho '
best menus of controlling the rust is .
by thorough cultivation, in order to '
secure vigorous plants, and in seasons j
of extreme dryness plants grotviup on
very dry soil and with little water ;
retaining properties should if possible
receive irrigation. From a knowledge '
of the oceiiii euco of tho rust iu Europe
and from obpen ations made in tlm
State, we are led to believe that the !
nutbieak ft th- aspurtnius nist is of a
epoiHche untitle, mid is not likely to
cause much harm in the future, pio
riiled attention is given to the produc
tion of vigorous plants. - New England !
How tn I. nail A Wascill.
Dyn ctuett-r tests made at C.'i uell ;
show that tln chsti ibution of the load j
on wagons has little effect on the
draft. Tbe test were made on ue.aily ,
letel sod with n idt-tn cl wngoti .
weighing pouiuls and loaded u ith
one ton of po, H on. The a trace of'
four tests Allowed the following re
sults. Load event v dlotrib.
uti'.i lb. draft re poi" 1
Load ov r front ii.xle..'i4 lb. druft re.U'i.- I
Load ov or liliicl Hle...'i.i lb, dt.ilt reipuic - I
This shows no appreciable differ
nee in the draft, whether the load is .
uvci the front or bin I axles, lint il
does show that th Jrft is b 0 per
cent, prreater with tbe load placed at
one end of the wagon than when it is
evenly distributed. The four tests
wero uniform, showing that nuclei the
conditions tested the rcFiilt were
very accurate. In tests that have
been reported by Profesor Sanborn,
of L'bth Experiment Station, the draft
was found to be ten per cent, greater
with t'ne load over the front axle than
when it was placed over the rear u.xle.
The difference iu results at Ttuh aud
Cornell was probably dueto difference
i f conditions under which tho tests
were made. Hut the results of both
establish tbo fact that a load place I
over the front axle does not draw
easier than when evenly distributed
or even placed over the rear axle.
Tests were ulfo made at Cornell to
determine! whether the common
method of high hitching to buggies
was as advantageous, as a direct bite h
to the front axle. 'The test was ni;i','
on a level floor with u phaeton weigh
ing 3S'l pinnule, and tho power fur
liished with a rope attached to a wind
lass at a height i f about four fett six
inches, tho oidinaiy height at which
horses draw at thc cnlhii . The aver
age of six tests showed that when the
rope was attached direct to tho front
axle, the draft was 1 7 per cent,
greater than when attached to the
whillletree. Tests were then made ou
nn incline to determine whether the
direct attachment would be m ue ml
v.intngeous, but it showed that tho
direct attachment required per
cent, more draft than when attached
to tho whillletree. Hut v.heu tests
were, made with en ohslructiun one
inch high before, the front wheels, the
usual method of high hitching only
showed an iidvautago of fix per cent,
over the direct hitch to the front axle.
This shows that the- usual maimer of
hilc-hiug to buguics is probably the
most advantageous method of attach
ment. Thc effect of oiling wagons was very
marked in tests made. The wag. m
iif-e-.l was oim that had not been in
service for several months, and the
s.iiiidli-s had become diy an 1 giiunac 1
The total weight of the ivagonand load
was pounds, and when drawn up
a slight incline it required 221 pounds
draft Tho wu-on -wheels vtei e tlieu
taken r-ff and the spindles wiped clean
and oiled, and then drawn up the
same incline, and the draft required
v as 174 pounds. Or, in other words,
the wagon with dry spin lies required
twenty-eight percent, more draft than
the same wagon when well oiled.
Count! y Gentleman.
A Model Fruit lloui.e.
In many sections where fiue fruit is
grown prices at harvest time are si.
low that it is impossible to obtain
what tho fruit is worth. A letai dina
house would be the means cf the fruit
gi ower realizing good juices for his
products. Such buildings are usually
expensive nud are not to be cons: I
eied unless there is a cmsideiiible
quuidity of fruit of good quality. The
building shown iu the cut is of large
size, and tho Murage room would
probably hold n tie oisaud bushels of
fruit. It may be built by home labor
ami on a much .-mailer t. alo if dc
sued. It is twenty by thuly feel
outside liu'iiMU eilicut. I'he foilii l i
tioii wall is nt stone, and is built to
come fifteen niches aho.v
the space being tilled iu with slopes
to within six lliehc- of tlo- I op :::'d
tlie-e "lies cor-ie-t with ceioent.
This; teicieiit tlo.n is limit on a sli ;hi
incline to cany wate water l o u drain
pipe located iu one c.rni -. Tlm
storage .room (:t) is seven ,.;-t hi-li.
sixteen fett six inches wide aod
ttventy si fe-t six inches loio. Alc.vt
this (J) is tho ice rot in, si li 1 1 Inch
and tho same w idth and Ic n.-ili as the
storage room. ft has n rapacity ft
Mil tons of ice. Over this I' a
space (It, tbe floor of wlii-li is cm
ered with saw l-m to a depth of two
Such a bin! bug must bo very
Miotic, especially the floor hoMni :
the 100. Wide ic-ists laid c!u-e to
ilet her nud brace 1. and th" nolo sup
ported by heavy ti'i.i- r-c. w ill accom
plish this The t!.. 0 1- made ot two
inch planks. In the Unit room "xS
scantlings are laid on the cement (loot
nud hoards nro placed ou them on
which to set the fruit This ai'miit;-.
ineut permits 'a free circulation of mr,
for the frame of the building stub
"t are used ami sheathed with paper
before the siding is put on Six iuel
sidiih; is then nailed inside, and o:
this w .ill are fastened six n eh studs
Inch b. ai.ls are nailed to these and
the w h. !- of this wail is co 1 1 e 1 w it!
biiiMiu- i aper, tlie six iiu-h si o'e l.o
mg pitekf I with sawdust n it i
boarded up. T wo by three studs ait
set, covered with paper, then studs ol
the sa.ne are set against them am!
cueied with boar Is. This i range
li! o nt bives tlnce walls of dead an
one ol sawdust and four liuing o1
boards ninl three of paper. A tern
jeialiue of about thirty-eight de
gtei-e inay lie hepr in sileU a UOllsi
! with 1'ttlc! trouble Atlanta Journal
I good mm NOTES, I
"A Furmor," on Good Itoacls.
Tiahiaiu's ass called its master's at
tention to the bad roads and has voiced
the sentiments of thousands of dumb
and patient brutes that have become
Bpavined, galled, wind broken an!
fotiu ieied in dragging their heavy
loads to market, writes au Ohio far
mer. A good rend is not only a good in
vestment, but will pay a hundred pel
cent, every yeat ou its cos', raises tho
value of eveiy acre, shortens distance,
Ba'.es time, wagons, horseflesh and
harness, iuci eases the load aud les
sens the burden, and makes i possi
bio to haul two tons J'o market with
the same power that now leaves one
toil stuck iu the mire, (rood roads
also bring iu cloei together, makes
i.eigliboi s of heiiait-i, discounts every
farm mortgage aud brings joy aud con
tentment to every community. Tiua-iue
a man kiie-chep in the mud living It
Eternal shame to the niaii'wln, fries
to dodge the road tux au 1 still morn
the coinmiseiouer, who, elected upon
his pledge for better roads, is false to
his pi ionise, and rides rough shod over
the wishes of the people.
lioad tux is the tribute which
savagery pays to civilization, the en
banco fee to community life, aud by
which the wonderful internal develop
ment of a countiyis brought about.
'Lb t-t u is really but one argument ou
good roads and that is in their favor.
We all kuo'.v we have never had good
boing, that our cotiutry roads are
about as ha I aa country roads could
possibly be, t hat they are frost laden
and wet aud soft aud soggy iu spring
and fall, dry and dusty iu summer and
rough tae year round.
As farmers, let us admit that these
roads ure bad land every honest man
will admit it), that they keep us from
town, uud from each other, that wo
can't get to niai ket w hen prices are
good, that wa are hauling scaut leads,
racking our wagons, killiug our horses,
and rasping our tempers, that they
keep our wives shut up like cattle iu
a pen, increase our solitude, keep our
children from school unci send our
young men to the cities with a solemn
oath on their lips that they w ill never
till the soil.
Think of our harvests, think of the
money invested iu farm implements,
aud in horses and mules to drag your
crops to market and then thiuk of
waiting foi the mud to '"dry tip."
Think of the horses and mules stand
ing idle iu the stable, tho cost per day
for feed, tho loss of time and labor,
tho bv ailed and shrunken values of
our farms, of the slack supply and
good pri.tes when roads are impassa
ble, and tlieu think of the procession
of farmers that rush to town aud glut
the market iu the first day of dry
weather, and thiukof the paltry prices
they got w heu everybody is trying to
sell to tbo overstocked merchant.
How do ymi account for the gam in
town and city values in against the
largo falling oil' in farm values'? My
aiisw or is - poor roads.
(iive ns good, piked roads and every
acre ol our farm lands will double iu
value, our boys will till tho soii in
stead of seeking employ uieut in the
ovei crotvdod cities, the unemployed
population of the cities will pour into
tho country, while tlie cities them
selves will thrive nud flourish, draw
nig life and health and wealth from
all roads radiating into u country that
will blossom like the rose.
tlood itniid iu .lainuica-
lii the discussion of the problems
that mo now confronting us iu the
got eminent of new territory, examples
are constantly cited of the experience
of tlm great European powers iu such
iiiiittfis The latest of these is the
lesson of successful colonial adniinis
tr.iti'oi oilei e I by the example of Eng
land in .lumaiea. vet slran -;e to say the
fa- i : .'l.tol' upon thai England's sue
ci i iu the isiao I Inn been in i;re.it
pun due to the hi'o c'onditui she
lots male foi th- improvement of public-
roads. She In-; s .i-nt over j?s,iHio,.
I'on b-.i good r-oi Is 'li .lai.'oiie.i during
th -pis' fourteen veal.-, bill she has
found that goo I i" id-, ii' o an import
ant la. tor hi ki-.-piiio or l-. i an I in
pi ..pel ly govel'lllli : her colony Th-
lUi ll appoint) .1 by fl;r !.-, II ll.iviiu
luelit to tllk- cillUg- "1 II 'I'm I- , Cli'i'l
i-.u-l I'oi tolin-o have sIjowh a pel cr.
lion of (lie out oi-tatiff ( - r.oi is.
These tliiiies Mi. ml I : ' c- i. ! iicn tin
nr.."l in that has eon-; a :i! I ln-i-u a I
v.in.-ed by good i oa 1- iol-. I. iooo
ly. that li'-t iu e imp t -i- i-t.
in tlm grow tli t t ciuiin i e - and i 'i t ho
binding togetlie; ot i-,on 1,1 o , I , ,,,
th- spnit cl modern pi o..-i -. - Haiti
I he Ac:tl Hut Ci nn i.t,-
No one has yet cli-e.vetel a ! tie t-t
eelf rueiiding huh" iv
A shovelful or gravel in tune uiny
save a day's work with a team I iter
If it's a good thing for a tow n to
have good roads, it's good for a county,
a Stale and a nation.
A first -class battleship cosh: about
as uiiieii as loin thousand miles of
good macadam 'highway r gicutei
di stance than from Uostoii to Sau I'l an -
"Asphyxiation bv mud." So the
e Honor's, jury said Miss Alice Grace,
of Clfiuute, K;V.i., met her death when !
she wandered a.tay ill tho lli.nht and1
was biter found dead iu tlie high- '
In North Carolina twenly-thveo '
counties are now working then ivad-i
wholly, or m pail by taxation. In the
woik of macH'laiiii.uu and general
l oa l improvement, Mecklenburg ( 'ou n
ty, the pioneer m that lino iu tho
Slate, still leads, and has now i,-ai ly
ktventv miles of cxeellcut piacadiiri j
RUINED BY AN EDITORIAL.
' treat liooin Town M liit-li ICei elved
Ulack Lve 1-roiii Jouriiullsui.
Twelve years ago Wichita, Kan.,
was the greatest boom town iu the
West. The collapse of tho boom iu
Wichita was caused directly by au
editorial written by Marsh M unlock
and published in his newspaper, the
Eagle. That editorial probably
caused more commotion in this little
Western world than any other aiticle
that was ever published, because it
knocked all the wind out of Wichita,
aud the rapid panic that followed be
came contagious and spread to every
Kansas town. It is a question wheth
er Mr. Murdock realized the possible
lestiltB of his admonition He was a
pioneer iu Kiiisas a State builder,
lie started the firot paper west or
south of T'opeka in J Sti't, and he caiue
to Wichita beforo the railroad. He
loved the town more thau any other
mull in it His ambition, his pride,
his hopes were all involved iu its in
terests, aud he did uicro than any
other man to create the fiction of a
metropolis which he himself exposed,
and to inspire the delusions '.hat he
destroyed. Nobody doubled his sin
cerity. Nobody every questioned the
honesty of his motive, but it is doubt
ful if wider or deeper or more vigor
ous imprecations were ever heaped
upon any other man. Thousands of
speculators who thought they were
millioniarcs were baukrupt the next
morning. Etery line of that editorial
cost Sl.OOO.Ourt to the town of Wich
ita, aud without doubt it was the most
costly article that ever appeared in
But tbe boom would have broken
sooner or later. The balloon had be
come so distended that it must have
burst w ithin a few- months, aud it was
that knowledge which prompted M.
Murdock to ''Call a Halt." Under
tha' title, in a few impressive words,
he warned the people of Wichita that
ther had leached the limit of human
folly, aud in the name of honest citi
zenship and ordinary buriness sense
he demanded that insane speculation
iu town lots should cease, aud that
the energies of the people should be
employed in tha fulfillment of the
promises aud the development of the
resources upon which the boom had
been based. He called the attention
of tbe public to what was already
paiufully apparent to every one that
it would require half a ceutury of pa
tient toil to carry out the plaus that
hud been made for the improvement
ot Wichita, aud that there was nod
enough money in the State of Kausas
to settle the obligations that had been
assumed iu that town. Ue urged
his fellow citizens to abandon specu
lation and settlo down to business.
The Wichita Eagle had a big circu
lation in those clays, and it has always
been one of the most influential pa
pers in the State. Murdock was rec
ognised as a man of great power with
the peu, and a strength of purpose
that never faltered. Hence when the
real estate speculators and the boom
ers read that editorial they realised
that it was the honest exhortation of
a man who could not be bullied or de
ceived. Thev kuew that Marsh Mur
dock was actuated by conscientious
motives, aud that the publication
which threatened then int -rests
would be followed by others of the
sunie sort. So everybody hurried
down town to sell his property for
the best prise he could get, and
found that everybody else was
there ahead of him U r the same pur
pose. What a day that was in Wichita! A
stampede of wild beasts iu a menag
erie was nothing iu comparison to the
panic of frenzied men whose fortunes
were vanishing before their eyes.
Property that would have sold for
huudreds of thousands of dollars
twelve hours previoi s could not be
given away. Men who hud loaned
millions upon real estate mortgages
realized within tho uext few hours
that they were ruined, and consterna
ti ii sat at every lire"ide iu tho town.
Hi.:idrods of thousands of dollars'
worth of hulf-tini -bed houses upon
which the workmen wi re busy that
morning wire left untouched for
years after, and one -third of tho resi
liences and business blocks were ten
nitlcss for the uext six years.
scunific niii inn .
In i''ii il i... iiloi to a Trench
uiiuo.ciil npoit. I o i ' is a pieju
.'.ice a :itnsi i-l.ick. Tiir Lutilish used
i c o-n, fii-i-l lent sewing needle to
l ii' coi'orv, b i" thev were wrapped
n; i'i I'1-, 'k piipr-i. When informed
i v th-i-, lueuts of iho bad etl'eet pro
.; iced by tins c-'l.u. the factories of
!-!. ce viil once sent mi cousimiinent of
ti -dies i':l:aps luieri.u) packed in
I'i'. pare! The Ci azilian uiatket
v is tin us in .a very slout ti'io'. Tha
C 'luesc absolutely detest s;ieen. A
Ihei't'i publisher was one day strm k
wuh the idea of sending a teiy pretty
tu l ve:y elegant Chinese inleinlei t
the Celestial Empiie The article
'toiil 1 have taken well, but, nuloiiuii
I'ely, a goo-l deal of it was printed in
irieeii, and not one single copy was
X Veirntlle 1 loli.oi.
Nic'iuas, tribal representa-
ive i i th- t 'hltow n Maine Indian Hes
ei . uli-"i in the State Legislature, is
i v ei sal lit- mid talented lean. He
b l Is the i-li'y Indian i 1 us ' band ill
liie countiy. Ho is a composer of
note. lOiriug the miiiimi-.'.s he is a
guide for hunting paitics iu the foot
hills of Mount Kai tli. 1. n au I along
tho bran -iics that empty into Moose
head Luke. La-t summer he was a,
ook for a patty, tho uide ot which
was his biiheiiit law. I in ri ter t Uts
winter he divides his time between
iiiiisic ami weaving fancy busktts out.
of rvveet-smelling grasses gathered by
the women of the trilio aloug the
nhores of liar Harbor. -- Saturday