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SCHULENBURG, FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1905,
Remember This Hero.
When we'rQ speaking of heroes and try-
. .. M1* to frame
A list to subscribe in the temple of fame,
Liet's pause for a moment and join in a
For the hero obscure who is lost in the
Perhaps 'neath a bushel his lamp strug-
Yet the world puts' a lot of dependence
|Who faces his duty, still scorning to
The man who says nothing, but just goes
His courage is not of the sort that may
Applause and reward in the battle's
His hardship is one that full many would
For it's farewell to friends when there's
work to be done.
It's farewell to sunshine and farewell to
The way of endeavor is Ion.- ly and long.
. Men must honor, though fcols may dis-
miss with a smirk.
The man who says nothing, tut just goes
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By CHAKLKS SLOAN Re-ID
(Copyright 1503, b« Daily Stor. Pub. Co.)
Old Toni lay sick in his tent, and
Anita sat upon her feet by his cot,
waiting for the gorgio doctor whom
she had herself gone to summon, all
the herbal remedies of the camp hav-
ing failed. Toni was ninety years old;
and Anita was twenty, the daughter
of the old gipsy's youngest son, who,
with his wif$, was dead, both having
died the same year. The oldest daugh-
ter of Toni was queen of the band,
but hers was a more than ordinarily
, sordid natore, and there was little
' time she had to spare from the busi-
ness of getting silver from the gor-
gios. So, old Toni had come to de-
pend upon Anita for every attention.
. Anita had the shapeliest foot and
ankle in the world, the most exquis-
itely rounded form, the prettiest
hand; and her eyes gleamed like twin
stars from a rose-tinted velvet sky.
Sandor Costello, the young musician
of the band, never tired of looking at
her. Bat the girl feared fcim. He
was lazy, and earned absolutely noth-
ing. His violin alone made him toler-
able in the camp, for he affected the
"dandy" in his dress, and a sinister
leer lurked habitually in his eyes.
As Anita sat by her grandfather,
waiting for the coming of the doctcr,
Sandor came and gazed in upon them.
If Toni should die, he could force t£e
girl to marry him. And why should
he not die? He was old enough.
Anita looked up when Sandor dark-
ened the tent opening. But when she
saw him she shuddered and looked
again into the face of her grandfather.
But presently, Sandor was nudged
gently aside by the doctor who en-
tered the tent. A scowl from the mu-
sician's eyes followed him, and again
the gpysy's form darkened the door-
way. Dr. Graves felt old Toni's
pulse. Then he turned toward the
front of the tent and motioned Cos-
"Give us light here," he said stern-
The man glided away, but his hand
caressed the handle of a small sti-
letto as he did so. Anita saw this
movement and shuddered again.
Toni was very ill, and the doctor
shook his head doubtfully. But ho
prepared something and explained to
Anita how it should be administered.
"I will come again to-night," he said,
and turned to take his leave.
Thei^ Anita caught his arm and de-
tained him. Old Toni had fallen
asleep; and the girl spoke in a low,
"You must not let him die—you will
not let him die, will you?"
Her earnest eyes looked into his,
and he saw all the marvelous beauty
of them. A sudden fire leaped to life
in his sonl, and the weight of her
small hand on his forearm filled him
with strange ecstasy. He dropped his
right band upon hers, where it rested
on his left arm and said:
"If all the attention and all the skill
at my command caii save him, little
.girl, he shall not die."
"Oh. if you will save him, I will love
you and count the stars for you night
.after night, no matter where we
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6 pair red slippers 4 to 7 SI,05
original price $1.50
10 pair ladies Hamilton & i
Browp shoes, old price $2 i
10 pair men's canvass shoes
sizes 5, 7, lO.old price $1.50'
10 pair men's cap and plait
Bale, sizes 10 and 11, $1.50
t-H. i„i, M-H. I. M. H I I 1M I I I I I
pair Misses Oxfords in Cftp
black and tan old price 75c. .3Uu
10 pair ladies' Oxfords, 3 to5 Eflp
in tan and black old pricc.* 85c uUlf
10 pair ladies 3 point slippers VI Hp
oringinal" price Voc.. H'Uu
20 pair ladies Oxfords, 3 to 5
original price §1.00
That's what we are doing—''Shoveim' 'em out," we need room*, we have on the road a large consignment of "Star
Brand" shoes and we must have space when they.arrive; so we have put on a bargain table a big lot of shoes that must be sold, at £oc,
y^c, $i.o? and $1.2$. These are all good shoes and are worth more money. The only thing wrong with them is that they are in our
way, taking up the room we want for other purposes.
:unar earnestness that he whispered:
"Ah, precious, you offer me a tre-
"He is the only friend I have in the
'land," continued Anita, "the only one
to protect me from Costello, him you
saw at the door just now."
"He loves you?"
"So he declares, but I fear him as a
wolf with sharp fangs."
"He shall not harm you."
Anita drew a little way from him.
*1 do not understand," she said.
"I, too, love you," declared the doe
tor. "And if Toni dies, I shall protect
?ou with my life."
Anita stared at the ground and was
3ilent. And Graves turned once more
toward the door.
"I shall come again to-night," he re-
All the afternoon, Anita thought
over what the gorgio hacl told her;
and, while the memory of his words
brought a strange 3oy to her heart,
she ever and anon shook her head
"Gorgios make love lightly," she
said to herself; yet the handsome face
of the young doctor haunted her.
Toni wa3 no better at night, and Dr.
Graves sat a long time by his bedside.
\nita sat a little distance away and
looked from the face of the- doctor to
.hat of her grandfather and baclt
Somehow, Graves felt A strange
yllng his heart, aid ft ma ylth
The Gorgio doctor.
again. And outside, beyond the dim
glare of the candle light that came
from the tent, a pair of glittering
black eyes, from beneath the brow of
a swarthy countenance, looked in up-
on the group.
At last, the doctor arose. Toni had
gone to sleep again, and was breath-
"Old Toni has a chance to live,"
said Graves, approaching Anita.
The girl's eyes beamed her thanks.
For a moment the man stood and
looked down into these eyes. Then he
caught her hand passionately.
"I love you, little Romany maid," he
said. "No gorgio maiden has made
my heart beat like this. Think about
It until old Toni gets well, and see If
you cannot love me for more than the
fee you promised."
Anita's heart beat quickly, and she
lowered her eyes submissively, when
he kissed her hand.
The camp was located in the edge
of a bit of old forest half a mile from
the village; and just as Dr. Graves
was about to emerge from this wood
into the open highway, a sudden whir
in the air above his head caused him
to spring back and throw up his hand
just in time to catch in his grasp a
brown sinewy wrist and prevent the
descent of a slender steel blade which
had been aimed at his heart. The pow-
erful grip of the doctor wrenched the
wrist of the other in such a manner
that the gipsy dropped to his knees in
pain, and the weapon fell from his
hand. It was Costello, and his eyes,
dancing from pain, still gleamed ven-
geance. With his free hand Dr.
Graves. secured the fallen weapon.
Then he walked" rapidly away to war a
the village, leading his prisoner" unre-
sistingly, to be delivered to the sheriff
a few minutes later.
Old Toni improved for a few days,
then began to sink rapidly; and it
became evident that the old gipsy
would never rise again.
It was a quiet Sabbath morning
when he died. Dr. Graves sat on a
camp stool a few feet away, and Anita
knelt on the ground beside the cot.
All had been silent for some moments
in the tent, when the old man raised a
finger, pointing toward Anita, and
turned his eyes toward Dr. Graves.
The doctor drew near; for the old man
had something to say. The words
came in a whisper.
"Her mother was gorgio," said old
Toni. "Take care of her."
Dr. Graves dropped to his knees be-
"Give her to me for my wife, Toni,"
he said eagerly, at the same iime tak-
ing the girl's hands in his own.
Tears filled Anita's eyes, but she
looked through them trustingly into
the eyes of the man beside her. And
thus they remained for some mo-
ments, while old Toni's dying eyes
looked from one to the other slowly.
At last he nodded liis head- in assent,
and breathed his last.
Presently Dr. Graves drew Anita
into his arms and gently stroked her
dark hair, as her head rested confid-
ingly against his breast.
Palace Handmaids to Spin.
Taking a leaf out of tlje book of
Mary Queen of Scots, the Empress
dowager of China, it is said, is going
to have her handmaids in the palaco
taught to sew and spin. In lieu ol'
the tambour frame they will be sup-
plied with looms and learn the useful
art of weaving towels and otbe/ do-
Not a Lawyer.
Mrs. Beauti—"Why did you refuse
Miss Beauti—"He's a base deceiver,
ma. He has been pretending to be a
lawyer, but he's an impostor."
"Mercy me! How did you find out?"
"When he proposed to me last night
he didn't say 'whereas' or 'aforesaid'
once."—New York Weekly.
More Than a Hint.
"If I should attempt to kiss you,"
asked the young man, "would you
scream for your mother?"
"I guess I would," the fair thing ad-
mitted, ' but it wouldn't do me much
good. Mother is visiting fifteen miles
out in the country."
A moment later something hap-
Immense Horseradish Fields.
The little village of Baiersdorf, in
Bavaria, has the reputation of raising
the finest horse radish in Europe.
Over two square miles of land are de-
voted to this crop alone, and the an-
nual receipts for the roots total over
$120,000. The average yearly yield is
in excess of 6,000,000 pounds. '
The land is annually flowed and
made into ridges about 20 inches wide.
The roots for planting are dug in
March and are sprouted in moist sand.
When the season is well advanced
these sprouts are set in the soil, the
planter using a sharp stick to assist in
the setting. Two rows, 16 to 20 inches
apart, are ret 0:1 each ridge, the
plants' btir*g piftceJ 8 to 10 inches
apart in iho row.s. Eo.~ore planting,
the little fibers attached to each root
are rubbed off by the band or with a
cloth. After the opening is made in
tte soil the plants are set in obliquely
and the dirt well pressed down.
Socn the shoots form and all of
these e:;cept the strongest are taken
off. The grerrul is loosened by hoeing
and the weeds destroyed. From the
middle of Jure t"II the middle of July
on elcudy d.'ys the soil is uncovered
from lie stem and the side'roots
rubbed eff with soft rags. Care is
taken that the lever roots that nour-
ish (! c i;:r.'~> rrct are not disturbed.
In he ivy rc'I? this uncovering is. nec-
essary 1;::t cure, while in light soils it
has to be repeated once. After the
ittle fibers have been removed the
:oil is again pressed on the. roots and
the beds are well watered, sometimes
with liquid manure.
„ Between the end of August and the
middle of September the stalks are
cut off by means of a sickle-like knife,
and the end roots are left in the
ground for the beginning of the new
crop next year.
It is not an easy matter to change
a horse-radish field to anything else,
as the smallest roots left in the soil
develop into full-grown plants if per-
mitted to do so.
Lines to the Old Man.
, Dear John—We're having a fine
time gathering shells by the seashore.
All you have to do now is to stay at
home and shell out the cash. Be
good, and forward your salary every
P. S.—You can keep 50 cents a week
for yourself.—Atlanta Constitution.
"Gimme some whisky," shouted the
man who had rushed headlong into
the barroom. "I want it bad."
"Do you desire it bad or badly, sir?"
inquired the gentlemanly bartender
with significant emphasis.
The man decided that he wanted it
The Amende Honorable.
"What d'ye mean by slanderin' me,
"How'd I slander ye, Sim Walton?"
"Said I wrote a po'try book."
"Well, didn't ye?"
"I did not. I wrote a poultry book."
"Sim, I ax your pardon."
A Safe Wager.
"I see that a member of the New-
port colony makes this naive excuse
when threatened with an interview:
'My lawyer will not allow me to talk
for publication, any more.'"
"Well, I'll bet it wasn't a woman
that said that."
Fruit Trees in Iowa.
The distribution of fruit producing
trees and plants in Iow'a is very un-
even. Dividing the state into four sec-
tions, northeast, northwest, southeast
and southwest, we have, according to
a late investigation by the Iowa crop
service, the following distribution:
Apple trees, 6,869,588 in the state,
of which 2,900,000 are in the south-
west, and 1,894,000 in the southeast,
making a total of 4,794,000 in the south
half of the state.
Plums, 1,302,271 trees, of which 459,-
000 are in the southwest- and 323,000
in the southeast, and 346,000 in the
northwest. This distribution of plum
trees is seen to be largely in the west-
ern part of the state. The Americana
plums are able to bear the hard condi-
tions existing there.
Cherries 791,327 trees, of which 320,-
000 are in the southwest, 280,000 in
the southeast, 106,000 in the north-
Peaches, 516,145 trees, of which 508,-
000 are in the south half.
Pears, 104,046 trees, of which 63,-
900 are in the southeast.
The above figures are food for
thought for Iowa orcliardists.
Grafting Chestnut Sprouts.
Andrew S. Fuller, writing on the
grafting of chestnut sprouts, says: In
grafting the vigorous'sprouts that al-
ways spring up from the stumps of
old trees that have been recently cut
down, we may reasonably expect a
prodigious growth of the scion the
first season, as well as in succeeding
ones, and if all goes well with them
we Will secure large bearing trees in
a very few. years. But such stocks
are only available wnere om trees are
sacrificed for their timber or other pur-
poses. Having a few such sprouts
on my place, they have been utilized
from time to time in testing some of
the newer varieties of chestnuts. In
one instance I allowed the scion, set
on a sprout about one inch in diame-
ter, six feet from the base, to grow
unchecked throughout the season, as
it was in a protected position. In the
fall the entire length of the main
stem and lateral branches was sixty-
five feet, and all from one scion on
a bud set early in the spring. The
third year this tree bore about a
peck of very large nuts.
Why Trees Lean North.
In this climate young trees are liable
to lean away from the sun, toward the
north or east. The best way to keep
them straight is not to set them so
they lean toward the sun but to keep
them in balance by winter pruning. It
will be observed that the limbs on the
north side tend to grow faster than
those .on the sunny side. In some
varieties the southern limbs turn to-
ward the trunk of the tree, away from
the intense sunlight, while the north-
ern limbs spread well out away from
the body of the tree. Shortening the
limbs on the north side equalizes the
weight of the head of the tree so It
will not tip to the north.—Prof. J. C
They were showing us through the
"This," said they, "Is a specimen of
the royal palm of India."
"Very Interesting," we chortled,
"and have you a" specimen of the fa-
Here we were compelled to chuckle
at our own humor—
"The famous itching palm?"
"I don't see why you don't want to
hitch up with me. I've got the store
an' four nice pieces o' property-"
"Yes, I know, Hiram, but I doift
think it's right fer a person to marry
jist fer property, an' "
"Wait a minute! - Property ain't all
I got! What 'ud you think if I wuz
to tell you I've got $600 in th<|bank?"
Few grasses are best Xor both hay
and pasturage. The man that wants a
good pasture must have grasses ripen-
ing ,at different times, while if the
haymaker grows more than one kind
in his meadow he must have grasses
that ripen at the same time.
We need to study more the produc-
tion of soiling crops. The lack of a
sufficient supply of such crops is a
weak point in our agriculture.
The doctors were holding a consulta-
tion over the case.
"Gentlemen," remarked the physi-
cian in charge, "I am unable to discov-
er any change whatever."
"Then we might as well give him
up," they remarked, in chorus.
"Are the Americans courageous as
a rule?" asked the visitor from
"I should say so!" answered the
patriotic citizen. "You should see the
way the averSge American eats sar-
dines and pie at a picnic."
Two Cssec Widely Different.
"Why do you have your pew so near
the church door?"
"In case of fire, you know—I could
"Ah! And what's your idea in al-
ways demanding a seat in the front
row at the theater?"
The Safe Side.
Reporter—Were you quoted correct-
ly in that interview in the morning
Senator—Come around the day after
to-morrow. How can I tell until I see
how the interview is going to be tak-
en?—St. Loufs Star.
"Isn't it true that the public is some-
"No; the medium size, three-yards
public is never victimized. It is mere-
ly accommodated in its earnest and
perpetual desire to fool away its
Not There Yet.
Claude—Don't you think my mus-
tache is becoming?
Maude—Well, it may be coming, but
it hasn't got there yet.
"Automobiles, like the sewing ma-
chine. will g-jt cheaper right along."
"Yes; and. v-e can have better funer-
"I know the pumpkin pie was per-
fectly insulting, as to the filling," said
the landlady, almost crying, "but I
don't think he had a right to ssy what
"Y/hat did he say?" asked the sec-
"Why, he asked me if I thought the
pie couldn't be improved wi^h another
coat of paint."
As Long as That.
Robby—My dear bachelors, matri-
mony is the only thing—comfort, hap-
piness, companionship all in one. You
should try it.
Chorus—And how long have you
been married, Robby?
Robby—Why, nearly two weeks.
Monopolized the Talk.
"Are you a foreigner?" asked the
lady at the door.
"I be, mum," replied the tramp.
"How long have you been in this
"Oh, t'irty years, mum."
"Thirty years! And can't talk any
better than you do?"
"Well, I hain't had a chance, mum.
Yer see, I've had a wife nearly all the
Board to Go Up.
"I see we are threatened with a
lumber famine and that all kinds of
lumber is going up," said the fat board-
"Do you suppose that will induce
the landlady to put up the price of
her board?" asked the thin one.—
A Plank Protector.
Jack—Yes, I asked old Roxley for
his daughter's hand. Whew! You
should have seen him.
Tom—He was hopping mad, I "sup-
Jack—Hopping? Yes, he was, af-
ter he kicked me. I wore a piece of
plank as a protector.
All He Had.
"I suppose your husband gave you
all he had to give."
"Yes—advice and excuses."
When are you going to pay the
Sticker that $1,00?
The Preservative Question.
The United States Department of
Agriculture is coming in for a good
deal of adverse comment for exclud-
ing from our ports a consignment of
Australasian butter that contained a
large amcunt "of boron preservative.
The critics are saying that (he govern-
ment should recognize the fact that
preservatives are being used in the
butter manufactured in this count ry
as well as in the butter coming in
from foreign parts. A London paper
takes up the matter and says that
during the last ten years the people
of Great Britain have consumed two
hundred thousand tons of butter with
boracic acid in it and that not one
case of i:\hry caff be proved against
.t. Well. 1 cw could such a case be
proved? No mater how much injury
may have Ken cone to the consum-
ers ;t is r:_t possible to say for a
certainty that such a result did ensue.
3n the other hand, it is the part of
the preservative dealers to prove that
• he substance they sell is not harm-
ul, and they have not done that.
The United States Department of Ag-
riculture does not take action like the
above without having some good rea-
on" for its action. We are having
too much preservative used in foods
anyway, and any action of the govern-
ment looking to the decreasing of the
amount used will have the support
of most of the people.
No matter how smart a nation is, it
can learn something from almost any
other nation. The Danes have given^
us a good object lesson in the estab-
lishing of testing associations, by
which each farmer is enabled to know
the performance of each cow, as to
weight of milk produced daily and
percentage of butter-fat in same. We
have been a long time adopting the
Danish method, as to organization.
We have done a great deal of test-
ing of individual cows and now
and then a herd has been tested,
but we. have not tried very hard—
to get at the herds of the farmers not
interested in scientific matters.
We are therefore doubly glad to
learn that a testing association has
been organized near Athens, Wis.,
and there the Danish method is to be
given a chance to show what It- will
do under American methods. The as-
sociation when formed this spring
had twenty-six members, and each
farmer will have his herd tested once
a month. The man that is to do the
testing travels from herd to herd,
spending a day in each place, both
weighing and testing the milk from
each cow. The association pays the
salary and incidental expenses of the
man doing the testing, but he has
free board at the home of each mem-
ber while testing his herd.
Finances of the Creamery.
The way in which the finances of a
creamery are handled will determine
to a considerable degree the success
of the creamery. I believe that It is
a mistake for any creamery associa-
tion to arrange tor the declaring of
big dividends on the capital stock, es-
pecially If the shares rre not equally
divided among the men that supply
milk to the creamery. Anyway it is
a safer plan to have most all of the
profits go back to the milk producers
in the shape of a better price on milk.
I know a creamery where the capital
stock really pays about 20 per cent,
but I very much fear that when such
a' dividend is declared something
about the creamery is being neglect-
ed. If any dividend is paid at all, it
should be a small one, and the sur-
plus should either go back to the
farmers on milk or should go into im-
provements in the creamery.—James
Garlinger, Berrien Co., Mich., in Far-
The United States produces
annually about 1400,000,000 pounds
of butter, which is made on
about four million farms. The peo-
ple that take part In the production
of this butter number about 7,000,060.
The estimated value is about |800,-
000,000, as it is approximately worth
20 cents per pound. About 96 per
cent of this bntter is used in the
United States, and only 4 per cent
goes to other countries. Of the but-
ter that is exported very little is of
high grade, the inferior qualities only
being exported at a profit.
Now and then big cheeses
are made for exhibition at
great fairs and expositions. Canada
sent a large one to the Columbian ex-
position and at one of the world's
fairs held in England three English
factories combined and made a ton
cheese. Now the New Zealanders
regard. it as their turn and have
made a ton cheese which has been
sent to the Crystal Palace, London,
where it is to be on exhibition this
English Butter Imports.
The importation of butter into
England last year amounted
to a total of over 212,000
tons, received from foreign coun-
tries as follows (tons): Denmark, S5,-
430; Russia, 20,235; France, 18,553;
New Zealand, 14,749; Canada, 13,430;
Victoria, 12,785; Holland, 12,613;
Stverlen, 10,339; New South Wales,
7,981; United States, 3,437; Queens-
land, 2,873; Germany, 204; other
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