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THE EAGLE, BURNSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
tCopyrlght. IMS, by W. G. Chapman.)
between the lines
The troops had adranced by night
under the searchlight; they had taken
Bp a new position within a hundred
yards of the enemy, on what had been
a farm. And at dawn they could all
distinctly see the child sitting up in the
hole made by a ten-inch shell, one
hand extended toward the ruined
It was a raw and foggy morning, and
presently, while the men stfll gaped,
the mist came down and hid the child
from sight. To show a head above the
sandbags ordinarily meant Instant
death. But now a dozen men leaped
from the trenches and ran forward.
There came a fusillade from the
enemy, and half of them fell dead In
their tracks. The rest staggered on
ward, wounded, to collapse one by one.
Only one man reached the edge of the
crater before he collapsed, shot through
The fog lifted. By a miracle the
child had escaped injury. She was
still seated there in the shell-hole.
From the opposing trenches a dozen
men came crawling forward through
the wires. Those of their opponents
opposite tliem forbore to fire. But to
the right and left were soldiers who
were ignorant of the situation. A
fasillade rang out, and of the dozen
men only three were left to work their
“Cease firing!” came the order.
But it is hard to control a body of
troops that stretches away for un-
; Arms an Enormous
known miles on either side. A second
volley, and not a man remained to res
cue or to lly.
The child was still uninjured. The
bullets had passed over her head, and
(tone had struck her. Both sides, each
distrusting the other, waited till night
fall. All through the afternoon, at in
tervals, the baby could be seen, when
the fog lifted. Each side formed a vol
unteer party of half a dozen to make
the rescue after night had fallen.
The two parties started simultane
ously, crawling through their barbed
wire and working their way across No
Man’s Land. They met in the middle.
There was no chance for explanations.
The rifles spoke, the bayonets did their
^ulck work. Star shells, shot up. re
vealed the twelve in deadly grapple.
Buoyed up by the sense of their mis
sion, neither side would yield. They
fought each other to death there, in
that desolate waste of water-filled
rraters. Not one man returned.
On either side the soldiers waited in
increasing apprehension until morning
showed the heap of bodies around the
crater. Within it the child could still
be seen. She had fallen forward on
her face. She might be dead, but there
was still the wild hope that she was
living. Perhaps she slept. And the
soldiers, many of whom were married
men, were filled with anguish and the
resolution to save her, or to bring back
the little body for burial.
It was evident that another day could
not be allowed to pass without the res
cue. Projects were mooted. It was
suggested that the artillery should be
brought to bear upon the enemy
trenches, with a view to a general ad
vance into them. But this was deemed
too dangerous an undertaking. It was
not humanly possible that a general
advance could be made without a stray
bullet striking the little form within
ihe crater. It was an Irishman who
solved the problem.
“Sure, who wants to hurt a baby?”
he asked. “Let's ask them to send out
i to meet ours, and we’ll sa^•e
The idea found general acceptance.
Notice boards were quickly written in
“Don’t fire. We are going to pick up
the kid,” ran the English one. And
the French run similarly—it was at the
junction of the two armies. On the
opposite side of No Man’s Limd the
Germans had put up ii notice to the
same effect in their own language.
They quickly exchanged it for an
other. “When?” they asked.
“At twelve o’clock,” answered the
It meant an hour to wait. All the
eyes were strained upon the baby. She
had not moved since the morning.
There was every fear that she was
dead. And half an hour before the
time set the artillery behind the Brit
ish lines began to rumble. Showers of
shells broke upon the opposite
trenches. Tlie artillery of the Germans
answered. And since nothing was
known at the rear about the child, and
because its life or death was u small
matter in the general run, the attempt
All that day the soldiers on either
side crouched In their trenches and
waited for the artillery to cease. A
general attack had been ordered for
six o’clock on the Franco-Brltish front.
There were few now who cherished
any hope of saving the baby’s life. Yet
none of the shells had fallen near the
crater, and the little body was still
At six o’clock the British artillery
suddenly ceased. The men leaped
from their trenches and ran forward,
But to their surprise their opponents
did not wait for them but ran forward
also, perhaps Inspired by the same mo
tives. The two parties met on a half-
mile front. Bayonet clashed with
bayonet, there was fierce thrust and
parry, men fell dying, the cries of the
wounded rent the air, and neither side
would give way.
It was not until the combat had been
thinned out by the loss of thousands
that the two lines of enemies sullenly
withdrew and made for their respective
trenches. But there were those on
either side wlio remembered.
Aud, moved by a simultaneous im-
l)ulse, six men from either of the con-
lllctiug armies rushed toward the shell
crater. Tacitly they iguored each
other. A big Scotchman leaped into
the hole aud emerged, carrying in his
arms an enormous rag doll, with a
painted face of bisque.
It was riddled with bullet holes, and
had evidently been abandoned by the
former owners. Perhaps the very child
whose plaything It had been had long
ago grown tired of it.
Yet it was strangely human In ap
pearance, and the head, with the gold
en curls, drooped forward like that of
a tired child sleeping.
There was a stunned silence on
either side. With no thought of fight
ing, the men intermingled and clus
tered about the figure. How many
thousands had died for this rag doll! It
was grotesque and pitiful.
The Scotchman laid the doll down
In the crater and flung a little earth
over it with his foot. He looked up at
the faces of the enemy.
“It's for a trifle like this that good
men’s lives have been flung away!” he
There wq^ i^ence, till a young stu-
‘Are we any wiser?” he asked
The other appeared as if about to
answer him; but Instead he turned
his back, and, calling his men, marched
them back toward the trenches, under
the muttering of the guns.
Varying from gold to pale yellow, the
handsome sunflower stands merely for
decorative purposes in our Britigh
homes, says London Answers.
But other countries—Germany,
America and Russia among them—
realize Its economic value, and culti
vate the flower for its many other vir
Excellent oil can be extracted from
sunflower seeds, and Germany, who has
none too much of the former just now,
has planted sunflowers along her road
sides for the sole purpose of obtaining
the oil, the quality of which is hardly
Inferior to that of the famous olive It
Again, sunflower seed makes an ex
cellent bread; both seeds and leaves
are given to stock, while the stalks can
be used for fuel.
Bracken—a fern which overruns al
most every portion of our isles—is an
other hardy plant that can be turned
to good account. Scotch people use it
in place of straw, and sometimes for
manure. An old-time soap recipe in
cluded it among its ingredients, for
bracken ashes contain a large percent
age of alkali.
Old country folk bum bracken, and
roll the ashes, sprinkled with water.
Into balls. The “lye” obtained serves
the purpose of soap quite well.
Checks Against Future.
We repeat—when you’re tired, quit.
That doesn’t mean, necessarily, quit
work. It means quit .spending so much
time in other ways that you don't get
enough sleep to furnish you with the
proper working energy. You can, of
course, keep going on black coffee and
your novels. But, whenever you are
spending more energy than you are
getting, you’re issuing checks against
the bunk’s balance of future health.
And as these checks are cashed the
balance dwindles. One “night” to
night must be repaired later In life—
with compound interest. — Fresno
THIEF CALLED TO
Untruth Traced to Egotism.
Here is the most pathetic circum
stance connected with lying. It is es
sentially self-deception. And yet it
comes from the desire for self-protec
tion and for selfish advantage. In
nearly every instance It can be traced
to egotism and to the weaknesses that
egotism is bound to engender.
Grease Effective "Danger" Sign.
A Philadelphia contractor who has
observed that pedestrians pay little
attention to signs has evolved a new
plan to guard against accidents to
“innocent bystanders.” A steam
stiovel working many feet below the
surface of the street attracts scores of
persons dally. They stop, lean over
Ihe hoard railing around the excava
tion and stare. Sometimes the crowd
gets so lorge that tJiere Is danger of
the railing giving way and plunging
Ihem into the excavation. “Danger”
signs don’t woi'i'y them—hence the new
Idea of the contractor. He has smeared
the top of the I'ulllng with tar and
grease. Now persons who never shud
der at the "danger" sign flee from the
grease menaco as if it were poison.
“Any activity in real estate about
lere’i" asked the tourist. “None what-
ver,” answered the disconsolate cltl-
eu of an Arizona town, "except when
pulT of wliid comes along and shifts'
. little sand.”
WORK BY CLOCK
Most Industrious of Burglars Is
Finally Landed in Jail in
LOOTED MANY HOUSES
Operating on Systematic Basis, Thrifty
Marauder Was Abie to Accumu
late Bank Account and Says
He Likes Game.
Seattle, Wash,—Carl PetersoUj the
most Industrious and busiest night bur
glar that ever operated on the Pacific
coast, who confessed that an alarm
clock called him to “work” every night
and that he systematically and care
fully went about his business as a
banker or merchant would take up his
duties for the day, is in the city jail
Peterson has been In Seattle since
last April and during this time has
robbed about 80 private residences and
stores. Regularly every morning, ac
cording to his story, he would rise at
the call of Ills alarm clock, at 1:30 in
the morning, eat a light breakfast,
load hl.s revolver, put a couple of "jim
mies” and a flashlight In his pocket
and then start out to plunder some
Lifetime of Robbery.
Quick-eyed, well-built, with features
betraying a love for excitement, Peter
son devoted almost a lifetime to rob
bing folks, “on a business basis with a
bank account to show for it.” He
says he took up burglary as his profes
sion many years ago he proudly boasts
that he has no equal. He has made a
thefrough study of the art of burglary
and offered to place a wager that he
could jimmy his way into the home of
the chief of detectives and rob it with
out awakening the occupants. Peter
son says he never wears any socks
while "at work” and that he always
removes his shoes before entering any
Seattle oflicers are of the opinion
Peterson has committed more bur
glaries than any other single man in
the criminal history of the West. Al
though only twenty-seven years old,
he has been a prowler since he wore
knickerbockers. In Oakland, Cal., the
prisoner btrfusts that he robbed 100
homes and stores in four months and
Would Rise at 1:30 and Start Out.
that be also operated extensively
6an Francisco aud Sacramento.
Burglar Has Bank Account.
The loot obtained by Peterson in
Seattle is valued at thousands of dol
lars. A transfer wagonfull of stolen
goods, including clothing, cameras,
volvers, jewelry, suit cases, grips aud
a varied assortment of other articles
was taken from his rooms to police
headquarters. Later the office was
stormed with victim’s of Peterson’s
Peterson said the thrill and excite
ment of the game appeal strongly to
him but that he took up burglary as a
regular business and determined to
make It a success and to proceed along
businesslike lines. When asked if he
thought his criminal operations were
worth while he replied: “Well, I’ve
got a pretty good bank account and
nobody can identify that. It’s not a
bad game if o fellow likes it. But you
have to be a pretty clever bird to get
by. I thought I had It down pretty
fine, but I got caught just the same.”
NEW AND OLD RECIPES OF AC
Best Way to Serve Wings and Drum
sticks of Cold Fowl—Fried Apples
a Delicacy That Will Be Appre
Put two tablespoonfuls of butter in
a frying pan and, when melted, add a
tablespoonfql each of chili sauce and
mushroom cuteup and a teaspoonful
each of niudl| iriustard and table sauce.
Take the wings and drumsticks and any
other pieces from a cold fowl, make
gashes in tlieiu> and sprinkle with pep
per, salt and Hour and cook In the
above sauoe until thoroughly heated.
Then pour over a little boiling hot
chicken stock—beef extract diluted
with hot water will also do—sprlukie
in a small quantity of chopped parsley
and serve at once.
Pare and^eore several fine cookLng
apples nnd . cut the slices in rings
about a quarter of an inch thick. Dip
the.se in a sauce made by mixing oue
tablespoonful of lemon juice with the
Same quantity of brandy and a little
granulated sugar; fry the apples in
boiling hot butter. When tlte slices are
nicely browned on each side take them
up with a perforated pancake turner,
lay them on white paper and sprinkle
with cinnamon and powdered sugar.
Serve at once.
Select your favorite uuts and peel
and blanch them and then fry them in
just enough olive oil to keep them from
burning. When nicely browned mix to
gether one itibiespoonful each of Eng
lish chutney and table sauce, some
chopped pickles and a little salt. Pour
tills mixture jDver the nuts and serve
wltli crackers and cheese.
If fresh lobster cannot be obtained,
get the canned sort, and also ask for a
box of the shells used for the patties.
Mix up the lobster meal with Vaw egg
beaten up—atiout two to a can of lob
ster—toasted bread crumbs, pepper,
salt and a litcie butter. Then stuff the
most ornnmeiitai pieces of the shell
with the mixture, sprinkle the top with
more toasted crumbs, add n nut of but
ter and bake until very brown.
To every quart of sweet apple cider
add a bottle of club soda. Have ready
some thinly sliced tart apples and some
sprigs of fresh mint. Bruise the mint
leaves, allowing a little sprig for each
glass. Several of the apple slices must
also be put into each glass, and the
punch may contain much sugar and a
little lemon juice if liked.
Toast a lot, of marshmallow drops
and while each one Is piping hot drop
it onto 11 little round, crisp gingersnap.
Almond ^ake (to Be Cut).
Break four f^esh eggs in a basin in
which you cook'it; add four ounces of
sugar, teaspooiful of vanilln essence
and two ount^ finely chopped, peeled
itli n .whisk
for in minUi?!rUnd lidD wry'graOm
ally four ounces sifted flour, coutiiiu-
ally mixing nleanwhile. Add three
ounces clarifiejl butter, one-luilf tea
spoonful baking; powder and gently mix
with a skiuimjer for half a minute.
Line the bottoin of a small iwistry tin
with a lightly* buttered paper, drop
the preparation into the tin, neatly
smooth the surface, then set in a mod
erate oven to bake for 20 minutes. Re
move, let cool off, turn upon a table,
lift up the paper, cut the cake Into six
pieces, sprinkle a tittle tine sugar over,
dress on a dish witli the flowers of the
table a little to one side or in center.
Rochester Jelly Cake.
One and a half cupfuls sugar, one-
half cupful milk with one-half tea
spoonful soda dissolved in it, two
heaping teacupfuls flour with one tea
spoonful cream of tartar, salt and fla
vor. Put halt this mixture in shal
low pan to bake and to remainder add
one tablespoonful molasses, one-half
cupful raisins or currants, a little cin
namon, clove and allspice aud a gen
erous tablespoonful of flour. Bake in
pan same size as used for the light
part. Spread jelly between the layers
of cake while hot.
Core and .slice the quinces and
weigh. Weigh the same amount of
sugar as fruit. Scald the quinces, then
boll for eight minutes. Place them in
the kettle containing the sugar and
little water, and put inside the oven
and cook until a deep, clear red.
move from the stove and drain
quince pieces. As soon as dry cover
them with sugar, on top and bottom,
and let them stand in a dry place over
night. Then pack In dry sugar in
ESCAPES PRISON IN BARREL
But Convict Had to Have Fresh Air
and Is Taken Back to Finish
Baltimore, Md.—.Tust because he had
to have the air to breathe, Elmer John
son, a convict serving a ten-year sen
tence In the penitentiary for murder,
spoiled u clever plan to escape,
.Tolinson is employed In the shipping
department aud one night took ad
vantage of the al)sence of the regular
guard to sul)stitute himself for hol-
lowware In a barrel that was to be
shipped in the morning. Tlie regular
guard also examines barrels before
they are sent out, but Johnson took
the chance that the substitute would
not, nnd he judged rightly.
The barrel, with Johnson inside, cov
ered with excelsior, was wheeled out
nnd put on the wagon. On the way
Johnson felt the need of air and
pushed up the lid to get It. A boy
sn\y the arm go up out of the barrel
and called to the driver. The latter
took a look, clapped the lid on again,
whipped up his horses and curried
.Tolinson back to the penitentiary.
Cook inherits $200,000.
Carlyle. Ill.—Kate Mulcuhy, who
served Mrs. Jolin McCabe as cook for
41 years, is made Mrs. Cabe’s heir In
the will ju.st probated. The estate is
Proper Way to Cook Duck.
Remove all fat from the inside of
the duck or goose. You know that
there are layers of fat near the tall.
Then stuff and prepare as you would a
chicken. When ready for the (
with a sharp fork prick through tlie
skin nil over the bird aud when roast
ing the fat under the .skin will ooze
out aud you will have a bird free from
grease. Before thickening the gravy
turn off all the grease from the water
In the dripping pan.
SELECTION OF LOCATION FOR ORCHARDS
SHEEP PASTURING GRASS IN APPLE ORCHARD.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Before deciding upon the location of
an orchard, among the features that
should be carefully considered are the
roads and the distances over which
fruits and supplies must be hauled.
Rough roads with steep grades in sec-
Uons where there Is no immediate
prospect of Improvement will make it
almost Impossible to produce fruit at
a profit. Long hauls are expensive,
and rough roads cause serious damage
to the fruit; and where there Is close
competition with more favorable lo
cations the profits are apt to be very
Transportation facilities are impor
tant. When orchards are not within
wagon or truck haul of the market,
the railroad facilities should be care
fully considered. Not only must the
train service be adequate, but the se
curing of refrigerator cars when need
ed and the Icing of the same at reason
able rates ore necessary in shipping
The markets to which fruit will be
shipped must be accessible without
much delay in transit. Where trans
fers are numerous, and roundabout
connections with branch lines of rail
roads must be used, delays are fre
quent and rates are high, thus consid
erably increasing the expenses.
The economic conditions, such as the
procuring of suitable labor and the fa
cilities for the care of this labor, must
be taken Into account.
The climate must be considered in
selecting the kinds of fruit to grow in
a locality or feglon, for it is usually
unprofitable to attempt to grow fruits
In any region that are not adapted to
the conditions under which they are
Selection of Site.
The soil should be deep with a por
ous substratum which will allow ex
cess water to seep away quickly. If
the soil Is run down it is not in good
condition for the growth of orchard
Land that is gently rolling is to be
preferred to land that is either very
rough and uneven or very steep.
Erosion is apt to be very heavy on
steep land, and the expense of orchard
operations is heavy in comparison with
what It is where the conditions are
If the relative elevation, or elevation
as compared with the surrounding
country, is high. It provides for good
air drainage and good soli drainage.
Air drainage Is very essential, for it
provides conditions under which frosts
are less apt to occur, and under which
fungus diseases are more easily con
trolled. A well-drained soil is almost
imperative for the proper growth of
fruit trees; therefore, if the site for
an orchard is not well drained or ca
pable of being well drained at little
expense. It Is a waste of time and
money to use it for orchard purposes.
The climate of a particular site with
reference to frosts should be consid
ered, for it is very difficult to produce
fruit profitable in sections subject to
severe freezes or in sections where
late spring frosts occur annually.
DOCTOR SANDY SOIL
FOR GARDEN PLANTS
of Cultivated Crops as in
One cupful eiiher lima, yellow-eyed
or pea l)eans, whioli have been soaked
over night. Drain. Simmer all the
morning in enough water to cover, to
which add salt, pepper and a piece of
.salt pork two inches square. Half an
hour before serving aiUi one can corn
and water enough to keep from burn
ing. Add one pint hot milk, bring to
a boll and serve at once. Serve this
some cold day with hot rolls or hot
It’s often necessary.
They mu.s^ be made up early.
And they dry and curl so soon.
Yet they ijre very easily kept good.
They should simply be placed In an
This earthen affair is covered and
set in a paa of cold water.
In this way they will keep for hours
as fresh as when first made.
(By H. P. BUTTON, in Charge ot Farm
Crops and Soil Fertility, New York State
School of Agriculture on Long Island,
Farmlngdale, Long Island, N. Y.)
It is a common observation among
the farmers and gardeners of many
parts of the country that it is increas
ingly difficult to obtain as good yields
of cultivated crops as were secured, in
former years with a less amount of fer
tilizers and labor. This is particular
ly true of cucumbers and cabbage and
is noted more often In sandy soils than
in those of finer texture.
In some parts of the state where the
soils contain a large amount of clay
there Is little or no complaint, and in
.some cases the productivity seems to
greatly Increase by good methods of
farming. At the present time the yield
of cucumbers per acre seldom runs
above 2,'1,000, while in former years as
much as 125,000 were secured without
difficulty. There are probably several
reasons for this state of affairs, among
which may be noted the increase in
fungous diseases and the probable in
creased susceptibility to disease, but
an undoubted factor lies In the chem
ical condition of the soil.
In the parts of the state where the
soil consists of a larger proportion of
clay, it is generally the custom to prac
tice a regular system of farm rotation,
which involves at least one small grain
and two years of grasses and clovers.
There Is no question that the raising
of grass and clover benefits the soil
by absorbing from it many products
of the decay of manures and fertilizers,
thus rendering it more sanitary and
wholesome for such delicate plants as
garden crops. In places where It is
not practicable to keep a large part
of the land in grass and clever, the
same results can be and often are se
cured by the use of cover crops and
The benefit of a green manure crop
cannot be estimated in terms of nitro
gen or even humus added to the soil,
but some credit must be given for the
improved sanitary conditions of the
soil after a green manure crop has
been plowed in.
The only one of these crops which
is widely grown on Long Island is
rye, which is at once the best and
worst of all cover crops. It is best be
cause it will grow on very poor land,
or land which is exceedingly acid, and
may be sown later In the fall than
any other crop. It is the poorest
cover crop because it does not add any
nitrogen to the soil and if allowed to
make a large growth has an Injurious
effect on certain crops which follow it.
These two facts are not entirely due
to the exhaustion of the water supply
or to the cutting off of capillary water
from the top soli, but are partly due to
certain definite chemical compounds
formed by the decay of the plant it
self. Eye seems to have a beneficial
SCOTCH CITY HAS SICE LINE
Glasgow Reports Gratifying Success
of Its Municipal Agriculture-
Lesson for America.
The individual efforts of many a
city man to convert himself into a far
mer may perhaps remain a subject of
occasional jest, but Glasgow, in Scot
land, has shown the world that a city,
as a city, may take up a farming enter
prise and come off with the smile quite
neatly turned t’other way about. By
the reports just returned to Glasgow’s
lord provost, the municipality has ac
crued a round $9,000 of profit from the
products of its farming.
It all began in 1879., At that time it
was found that the city refuse destruc
tor was becoming less and less ade
quate to deal with the ever-increasing
Volume of the city's refuse—the ashes
from Its furnaces and pots from Its
households, the paper from the streets
and all this manner of collectible ma
So a tract of bogland was taken on
a lease, and turned over to the uses
of the cleansing department. The ex
periment of filling in these / lands
proved so successful that more terri
tory was taken in 1891 and later at a
combiued cost of about $100,000. The
soil was “cold and uncongenial,” says
the Glasgow Herald, but its handicaps
have been gradually neutralized by the
work of the department and by the en
richment of the land.
According to the report of Glasgow’s
farming, “the produce grown includes
oat^, wheat, barley, potatoes, turnips,
hay and grass, and t6e total amount
reaped during last season is valued at
£10,306, thus sura being exclusive of
produce sold, which realized £2,728.
The present hay crop Is so abundant
that after the needs of the depart-
ment’is stud of horses are met it is
so abundant that there will be a sur
plus for sale of about 500 tons.”
Surely such a record as this should
counsel American cities to see what
they can do after Glasgow's example.
BIRD BATH MADE ORNAMENT
Simplicity and Beauty Combined in
Article Constructed by Lover of
Man's Feathered Friends.
Individuality and beauty mark a
simple bird bath made of concrete,
which adorns the
_ _ wef^crop to ^
under where potatoes are to be grown
Crimson clover is better known in
northern New Jersey than in lower
New York. It must be sown earlier
than rye and will not succeed on soils
which are notably acid. On the other
hand, it does add more nitrogen to the
soli than is required to raise a full
crop of corn and at the same time adds
enough humus to the soil to greatly
Increase its water-holding capacity.
The decay of crimson clover in the
soil is very rapid and it seems to pro
vide just the right food for the friend
ly bacteria which put out plant food In
available form. Most failures In crim
son clover are due to one of three
things: (1) Sowing too late, which
allows the plant to winterkill. (2)
Sour soil which seems to prevent the
growth of nearly all useful legumes.
(3) Improper covering of the seed. At
the time crimson clover is sown in
August the ground is usually very
warm and quite dry, making It neces
sary to cover the seed more deeply
than would be done if the seed were
sown in the early spring.
A crop of crimson clover will add
to the soil an amount of organic mat
ter equal to ten tons of stable manure,
and will, by occupying the land
through the winter, conserve a very
large amount of soil nutrients which
would otherTVIse be carried away in the
water which flows over the surface.
Land which has become unproduc
tive may be rapidly Increased In value
in this manner: Sow a crop of rye as
early as the land is available In the
fall, applying a small top dressing of
acid phosphate to give the rye a strong,
vigorous autumn growth. Plow this
under when the rye is just coming into
head and, after liming it with a ton of
lime to the acre, sow cowpeas or soy
beans at the rate of two bushels per
acre. These will make a very rank
growth, and seem to thrive on land
where rye has been plowed under. As
soon as seeds have begun to form on
the cowpeas or soy beans, they should
be plowed down and rye or crimson
clover again sown on the grounds.
This treatment will do more to re
store land health and productiveness
than even a large application of high-
priced stable manure.
If It Is not possible to allow the land
to rest for a year, the use of winter
legumes will alone be sufficient to keep
the land In a fair state of productiv
ity with only the application of mod
erate amounts of mineral fertilizers.
The greatest loss in soil fertility in
the eastern United States consists In
leaving the ground bare through the
winter. Any cover crop will prevent
this loss, but a clover will at the same
time add large quantities of high-
Feeding for Profit.
With the present market prices, ev
ery colt of good draft breeding ought
to return a good profit if fed so as to
make the maximum development.—J.
S. Montgoraeryj University Farm, St.
Confinement Bad for Colt.
The colt that is grown up In a yard
stall with no exercise, will not de
velop into a big-muscled and valuable
'inr«e Hlll-cllmbing and plenty of
Two Litters of Pigs Yearly.
Profita’ole hog raising is best at
tained by providing for two litters a
year, something that seldom happened
in former times. The new efficiency
demands that everything be kept con
Pedigree With Stock.
Pedigree counts In the selection of
live stock, but to pedigree must be add
ed performance. A cow of Illustrious
lineage which does not make good at
the mllk-pall might as well be a scrub.
appears to have
been made by
lacing a thick
cross section of a
Ig log on top of
a stump in the
yard. But both
parts are made
Df concrete. Ihe
Q the side, instead of being fashioned
•ith a mold, has been worked out by
hand so that it contains less of a sug
gestion of the artificial than is found
in many molded-concrete lawn orna
ments. A number of these rustle baths
have been made.—Popular Mechanics
TREES MUST BE PROTECTED
Once Attacked by Disease There Is
Little Hope That They Can
Trees die from many causes, but few
Indeed die from the top downward,
probably far less than 1 per cenL A
tree may starve or die of thirst, but
the great majority die from disease,
few succumb primarily to ravages of
insects or other pests, though these
materially aid in hastening death.
Fungous disease is the most potent
factor in the destruction of large trees.
The much-dreaded and fatal disease of
the chestnut now ravaging some east
ern states is one of them. We occa
sionally find a huge oak which sudden
ly dies when apparently in full vigor
and health. After attack no remedial
measures are known.
Dayton’s Civic Playgrounds.
The division of parks, which has
charge of this garden work, cleaned up,
graded and prepared for the use of
children a dozen additional play
grounds, so that Dayton; O., a town of
150,000 people, now has 28 play
grounds, whereas the city of Washing
ton, with a population of 350,000, has
When Dayton children start out for
a frolic on Sunday afternoon the
chances are that they go to Island
park, In the Miami river, which flows
through the town. For years and
years the principal Item of news In the
Monday newspapers was a chronicle
of the dr'ownings at Island park. The
division of recreation of the new city
government has made Island park as
safe as a river front can be. A life
saving station has been established,
with a fast gasoline launch, thoroughly
equipped for saving life, and manned
by a trained lifesaver. Lifesaving Sta
tons and lifesaving equipment also
have been provided along the' river
bank and a lifesaving crew has been
organized in the fire department
Judge—What occasion had you to
assault this man?
Organ Grinder—He abusa da monk,
your very worshipful honor.
Judge—In what way?
Organ Grinder—He aska da monk
eef I was hees ladder.
"Why does young Mr. Gay always
knock at the door when he calls on
“He’s afraid if he comes with a ring
I may consider it as a proposal.”