Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, June 5, 1914 Page: 2 of 8
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THE PALACIOS REACC ^LACIOS. TEXAS
eund, Protected by Dog,
li Acquitted of Steal-
Belvldere, N. J.—Eagles making
heir homes In the cliffs of Jenny
Jump mountain have been exonerated
of blame for the theft of two-year-old
^..Mtehqpl- Dunal, who was missing for
It'ioura. The child was found In the
broods half a mile from his home. He
bras unconscious, and his hands and
feet were partly frozen.
Young Michael's parents were work-
ing In the Held and left him on the
porch of their farmhouse. When they
got home at noon the child and the
family Newfoundland dog were gone.
Searchers hunted all night, some of
them even visiting the eyries of
eagles on the mountain, suspecting
Thought He Was at a Christening.
Mrs. Crlmsoubeak—I bought one of
those new things to suspend a milk
bottle against the side of a house
Instead of leaving It on the doorstep.
Mrs. Yeast—How does it work?
"It was a failure. My husband came
home late the other night and thought
the house was a new battleship to be
launched, and In the morning we had
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| Old Sores, Burns, etc. Antlssptle
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tbit, one of the
^tolen the baby.
birds might have
Practises Watchful Waiting.
"How often do you cut your grass?”
“Every time my neighbor has his
X party from Danville came on the
child. The Newfoundland dog was
CURES HEADACHES AND COLDS
standing by and would let no one ap- ; —Easy To Take—Quick Relief.—Adv.
proaeh. Mr. and Mrs. Dunal had to be ;
called before the dog would give up Its
threatening defense of the baby. It is
believed the child will recover.
Misfortune Is no respecter of per-
sons—and neither Is fortune, for the
matter of that.
Ton Mood a General Tools
Ils Old Standard
b Efiallf Vilnbli is i Sniril Strngthiiliif Tonic, Bmiim It Act* on tin
llNr« Brim Ost Milirin, Enrich** the Blood and Bsllds Up the Wholi Spten,
|foa know what you are taking when yon take Grove’s Tasteless chill Tonie, aa
the formula is printed on. every label, showing that it contains the well-known
tale properties of QUININE and IRON. It has no equal for Malaria, Chills and
fever, Weakness, General Debility and Lorn of Appetite. Gives life and vigor to
» Marring Mother* and Pale, Sickly Children. A True Tonie and Sure Appetiser.
Lvrt Jhr grown people and children. Guaranteed by yoar Druggist, Wemeanit. tOfcl
(Mad severe headaches
Practical Articles for t|
Farmer, Rancher and Hor-
ticulturist / .* .* .* .* /
Information for the Stock-
man, Poultryman and Good
Roads Booster .* .* .* .* / /
HILL OF ODDITIES
Channel Islands Queerest Part of
the British Isles.
SOME CHICK DISEASES
HEAD LICE IN PARTICULAR ARE
80URCE OF MUCH TROUBLE.
Duet Hen With Ineect Powder, 8pray
Coopt With Disinfectant and Rub
Ointment on Chlck'a .Head'
and Under Wings.
! had been subject to severe headaches for about seven year*. My head would
nchaeo badly at times that I could scarcely stand it Doctors seemed to be unable
•ogive me relief, though I tried several of them, and took many kinds of headache
Oil, which gave me almost Instant relief, and I am gl
entirely free from those dreadful headaches since. From my own experience I can
[lad to aay that I have been
rom my own
iual as a reliever of
ear that Hunt’s Lightning Oil is without an equal as a reliever c
Wh that I bad used It several years ago.—MRS. W. T. DIXON,
and I only
Sold by all (huggfeu everywhere or by mail direct from
A. I. RICHARDS MIDICINE COMPANY
Setting Rid of Indlgsatlon.
. Church—Has sbe done anything to
improve conditions in her home?
- Gotham—Oh. yea; she’s given away
her chafing dish.
CAN WEAK SHOES
after oelos Aii.nV Ibot-Bwa, Ik,
_er to be ibuei into the ehoee. It
raewtkaeefeeleuy. dost Ike tales
E«f«w •vtofdsM. for VHES trie)
The Naw Dances.
Billy Sunday, the remarkable evan-
gelist, was asked after bis successful
Philadelphia season what he thought
of the new dances.
"What do I think of the new
dances?” said Mr. Sunday, with a
laugh. “Well, let me tell you a story.
“A young man and
dress sad In a conse
tain trickled and eui
Nature. ^^^^beta£v nf
dee of nature fixes Its ultl- ‘Th^Igh^waa
entirely on gratifying the
Warning to Women
Do dot neglect Nature’s Warn-
you suffer from headache, ner-
sick stomach, constipa-
, palpitation, hysterics, or a dull
feeling in the head, TAKE
.,______1 for nature is saying to you
plainly as if the words were
Epoken.1 NEED HELP.”
- 1 • . *
The tissues, muscles and mem-
nupporting your womanly
M0MM need strengthening—need
m tonic, need FOOD.
STELLA-VITAE will (apply what I*
will supply it in the form that will
was dim. Distant musio
"Suddenly the young man, overcome
by the girl’s beauty, seized her in his
arm* and -crushed her-madly-to his
“ ‘Why, Mr. Trevanion,’ she said,
putting her white hand on his shirt
bosom and pushing him coldly away,
‘you forget yourself. This sort of
thing Isn’t proper—here.’
“So saying, she took his arm and
they went out on to the ballroom floor
and Indulged In a maxlxe.”
and most lasting rsaultz.
.-VITAE, tested and
Hats baa been PROVEN'TO BE
I Great Reetorer of etrength to the
wwnenlr organa For THIRTY YEARS
!l bat bean helping suffering women.
Me matter bow many remedies you have
tried, no matter how many doctors hava
Jailed to help yon—you owe IT TO YOUR-
•BLP to try this great medicine for tbe
etbnema of women.
TRIAL WILL COST YOU NOTH-
unless you ere benefited.
Justice la the Word.
Church—I see the New York Legal
Aid bureau for a fee of ten cents fur-
nishes a lawyer to assist Immigrants
and poor persona in obtaining justice.
Gotham—Now, just look at that!
And I know men who have spent
thousands of dollars to get justice—
and they're still out of jail.
“Truth lies at the bottom of a well,
"What of It?”
"Yet you can’t raise It by any hot-
Proved a Wise, Good Friend.
Lice, head lice in particular, while
not a disease in themselves, are a fer-
tile source of trouble and disease.
They are generally found where the
chicks are hatched by hens, the little
fellows appearing droopy, pale and
with some diarrhea, due to weakness.
DuBt the hen with a good lice killer,
spray the coops with disinfectant and
rub a little lice ointment on the
chick's head, under the wings and
around the vent
While not so prevalent as some-
times supposed, "white diarrhea" is
a real menace, and here prevention is
the best remedy. Breed from strong,
healthy parent stock and avoid the
long, Bcrawny, crow headed hen, for
disease 1b transmitted through the egg.
Keep the Incubator dark, feed good
nourishing food, separate suspected
chicks at once and disinfect thorough-
ly. If trouble la expected use a white
diarrhea remedy In the drinking water
for the first ten days. It will save
many chicks, but will not cure tbe dis-
ease or save badly Infected ones.
Bowel trouble, due to Improper feed-
ing, la often mistaken for white diar-
rhea Don't feed chicks until 48
hours old, but give fine grit and fresh
water from the start. Let the first
feed be finely crumbled boiled egg,
breadcrumbs or a prepared baby chick
food, given dry, or molBtened with
sweet or sour milk. Do not overfeed,
but feed often. Later give a little bit
of fine grains, such as pinhead o&ts,
cracked wheat or chick size cracked
corn, scattered In the litter to Induce
exercise. Beef scrap should not be
given until chicks are at least a week
old. Scald the drinking vessels fre-
quently, give plenty of greens after
the first five days and keep the cbioks
exercising and there will never be any
bowel trouble among the birds.
Leg weakness frequently cornea
from lack of exercise. Chicks appear
healthy, have good appetites, are
bright, but have no use of their legs.
Give them every opportunity to exer-
cise, but do not aUpw-thein to be-
come chilled. ^ Bottom heat
cause (his trouble,
chick's back, never ufwae*
bone forming materials in the food,
such as bone or shell meal, also causes
leg weakness, and every properly com-
pounded chirk food conlalnsL these in-
gredients, so, if it doesn't, either add
them or get one that does.
To sum all up, If vigorous, quick
growing chicks are wanted breed from
only the strongest and best of stock,
disinfect freely, clean up regularly,
feed the best of food, give lots of good
fresh water and use common.seuse.
Power for an Emery 8t^
talned by Using Die
is May Be Ob.
An old bicycle may be used to fur-
nish power for an emery stone. It
can be rigged up on tne frame of an
old grindstone, or something simi-
lar. The large sprocket and pedals
are placed between the two 1 by 4’s
of the grindstone frame, as In tbe
drawing, the huh, on either side, fitting
Into large holes bored fito these cross-
pieces, writes Floyd 0, Miller of Inola,
Okla., In Farmers Mail and Breeze.
The counter shaft IttjElAced below the
top of the frame. Whe mandrel Is
raised about 3 Inches 10 the stone will
not rob against the dounter shaft. If
there are no boxings handy, good ones
may be made from Ifiaple, or other
cIobs grained wood,4U>d babbitted. A
Is the emery stone, lB the counter
shaft, C small sprocket on the stone
shaft, D, large bicycle sprocket, D
sprocket chain, and ff^the bicycle sad-
VALUE OF PLOW AND HARROW
In Purchasing Implements for thq
Farm Their Comtfoetlon Should
Be Carefully Studied.
(By R. O. WBA.MSERSTONE.)
The value of a plow or other farm
implement consists ot its doing the
thing we want it to do. The plow
with a light draft limply turns and
cuts the furrow with,the least resist-
ance, resulting In Very smooth work
to look upon, but -tar effect upon the
soil Is not nearly so valuable aa that of
the ploW that runa .-harder and gives
more resistance to thf -aoll and breaks
it up finer. The plow that has a
harder draft goes tbniqth the soil and
not only breaks it up slid terns n fur-
row. hut in the pnsseg.lt grlnds and
- " ‘ ’ “ “ % parttolas.
A Fins Flock of Shaop,
(By W. A. FREEHOFF.)
Lambtng-tlme Is the shepherd’s har-
vest-time, the percentage raised de-
pending upon the care taken of them,
and nights spent In the sheep-barn to
assist at lambing. Extra help should
be hired If the size of the flock war-
The shepherd should raise at least
one lamb to every ewe. One hundred
and twenty-five per cent is good, 160
Rye, corn, wheat, barley, oil meal
and cotton seed meal should never be
fed to breeding ewes. Soy beans must
be fed In very small amounts, while
oats and bran, with a few epllt peas
mixed, Is a good ground ration.
Milk is one of the best cures for
bloated sheep. Not a minute must be
wasted, but the neareet cow should
be stripped, and the milk fed warm by
the means of a drenchlng-bottle. A
neighbor of ours saved 15 ewee by
that method, and to my knowledge It
has never been known to fall when
applied In a correct manner.
Farmers lose from $1.50 to $2.00
per hundredweight by not docking
and castrating their lambs. Stag mut-
ton has a peculiar taste, and Is un-
desirable; packers do not like to han-
dle them, and for this reason cut
Lambs should not be docked and
castrated at one operation. Castrate
when about a week old, and six or
seven days later dock by using the hot
pinchers. Do the castrating on a
clear, bright morning.
At 12 to 14 days the lamb begins to
eat with Its mother at the feed-trough.
Creeps should then be constructed,
and the little fellows fed on the fol-
Two parts bran, one part fine corn-
meal, one part crashed oats, one half
part oil meal. Bright clover or al-
falfa hay ahould be fed in a separate
trough. What the lambs will not eat
clean, may be given to tbe older sheep
WHAT IS HUMUS
AND WHY NEEDED
Dark Colored Soils Contain Con*
siderable Amount of Organic
Matter and Are Fertile.
(By W. H. STEVENSON. lows State Ag-
ricultural Experiment Station. Copy-
that tn really proactive
ATTACHMENT ON FARM GATE
Dlacrrded Plow Wheel and Wooden
Axle With Narrow Strip of Board
Makes Handy Arrangement.
There are a great many different
kinds of gates used on farms through-
out the country, some simple and oth-
ers complicated. The Farm and Home
describes and Illustrates one as ar-
ranged by Leslie Beattie of New York
I take an old plow wheel, fit a wood-
en axle to It, and bolt it to the bottom
corner of the gate. Then I take a nar-
row strip of board six Inches longer
hero authorized YOUR dealer to sell
ONB bottle on our positive, binding
IARANTBB of "money beck if NOT
.''ED.” AFTER YCU ere satisfied
Jk* trill sell you six bottles for $5.00.
idtowsend thle very day, this very hoar,
__J get that ONE bottle end be convinced
Slat you have et lest set your feet firmly !
Ed the road to perfect health and strength.
Thacher Medicine Company
f d* IJmUnwu t sen? Fr*«
riBlotoiftdsrs.Tnn I tn-aww u t sunt Fr*o
L Be. THOMAS E. GRKI.N. Senenor to
'Dr.N. H. Green* Sons, Box 0, Atlanta, 0s.
A young woman out In la. found a
wise, good friend In her mother-in-law,
Jokes notwithstanding. She writes:
"I was greatly troubled with my
stomach, complexion was blotchy and
yellow. After meals I often suffered
sharp pains and would have to lie
down. My mother often told me It
was the coffee I drank at meals. But
When I’d quit coffee I’d have a severe j
"While visiting my mother-in-law I
remarked that she ulways made such
good coffee, and asked her to tell me
how. She laughed and told me It was
easy to mako good ‘coffee’ when you
"I began to use Postum as soon as I
got home, and now we have the same
good coffee’ (Postum) every day, and
Easy Gate to Open.
than height of gate, and to the bottom
end bolt a short piece which makes it
T-shape. This is bolted to the gate as
shown in the Illustration, and serves
as a lock, for the short piece goes be-
tween the spokes In the wheel and
holds the gate either open or cloyed.
A child can easily open a heavy gate
that h^g this attachment.
made available aad plant food la what
we are , after. la purchasing plows
we want to stady their construction
with iye ‘n
The same applies to the selection of
the harrow. The harrow that has an
easy draft cannot do as good work as
one that moves more soil and runs
deeper. A harrow should do smooth
work and Incorporate the vegetable
matter and fertilizers with the soil in
a uniform manner.
The function of the harrow is to
still further reduce and refine soil par-
ticles, because In every process of re-
finement we are getting at the plant
food which Is still so abundant In our
On the average farm where there
are various types of soil, a disk har-
row, a spring tooth harrow and a
smoothing harrow axe practical neces-
sities. It is worse than folly for farm-
ers to spend for commercial fertilizers
or chemical plant foods until they
have first made use ot that which is so
plentiful In their own soil at the pres-
I am a firm friend of fertilizers but
I do not believe In buying them until
we have made use of every method of
getting at the plant food already con-
tained In our soils.
GROWING RUSSIAN CABBAGE
Conspicuous Because It Requires Two
Weeks’ Leee Time to Mature
Than Other Varieties.
iMUodsipMitMt'ndtiCPaiPDt* I’tof unrrod to t bn**
llpmror falam homm. On* ip liunbor for home*:
I have no more trouble. Indigestion
Is a thing of the past, and my com- REMEDY FOR THE WOODCHUCK
SPECIAL TO WOMEN
Hie most economical, cleansing and
germicidal of ali antiseptics Is
A soluble Antiseptic Powder to
b$ djeffolwed in water as needed.
**•!» Ass medicinal antiseptic fnr douches
? eaused b
3P5". Att medicinal antiseptic for douches
treating catarrh, inflammation or
Idn of nose, throat, and that
Mr femtnino ills it has no equal.
Fur Uu yuan the Lydia Id. riukham
Medicine Co.has recommended Pnxtlno
Ja thetr private correspondence with
meih Which proves Its superiority.
■Mi f who have been cured say
la>*wefth ita wei«ht In gold." At
.1 i Item- Ma ***• boj. or.hr man.
plexlon has cleared up beautifully.
“My grandmother suffered a great
’ deal with her stomneh. Her doctor
told her to leave off coffee. She then
took tea but that was just as bad.
"She finally was Induced to try PoBt-
nm which she hns used for ovct a
year. Sho traveled during the winter
over tho greater part of Iowa, visiting,
something she had not been able to
do for years. She says sho owes her
present good health to Postum.”
| Name given by Postum Co., Rattle
Creek, Mirh. Read "The Road to Well-
villo," In pkgs.
Postum now comes In two forms:
Regular Poetum—must bo well
boiled, llie and 26c pnekages.
Instant Poetum-»ls n soluble pow-
der. A teaspoonful dissolves quickly
In a cup of hot water and, with cream
and sugar, makes a delicious beverage
Inetantly. 30c and 60c tin*
Tbe cost per cup of both ktnfie is
about this same.
■—sold: by Groceri
Among Other Methods of Extermina-
tion Suggested Is That of a Man
With a Good Rifle.
(By M. W. WILLIAMS, Minnesota.)
The woodchuck, or “ground hog” Is
so destructive to gardens In some
counties in this section, that a few
remedial measures may be of Interest.
White muHlln strips may be tied to
the pea vine supports about a foot
above the ground, at intervals of about
a foot In the row, to keep the animal
away. Cotton or oakum may be
wrapped around a stone soaked In car-
bon bl-sulphld, and the muss rolled
Into the hole as tar aB possible. In
order that the fumes may have the
fullest possible effect, close the hule
as tightly as possible. A goqd marks-
man with a rills, stationed where he
can secure, a good view of Uts Infested
field, may prove effective. Blasting
Among the maturing varieties of
cabbage the Volga, a comparatively
new sort In America, is conspicuous
because It requires about two weeks’
less time than otller varieties of this
class to mature, says Farm and Fire-
side. Concerning it the late C. L. Al-
len, whose book on cabbage, cauli-
flower and allied plauts Is tbe ac-
knowledged authority, writes: “Tilts
new Russian variety 1b of the greatest
uniformity. In a field of severs? acres
frequently not a single plant shows
any variation from a true and valua-
ble type. In some respects It Is a
vegetable wonder, as the heads aro
about equal in size and shape, weigh-
ing from 12 to 15 pounds each, round
aB a bull, the largest measuring about
12 Inches in diameter either way. Un-
like most varieties, the heuds are per-
fectly Bnlid, nnd the stem does not run
up Into the hond; the flesh Is exceed-
ingly firm, tender and white. In re-
spect to hardiness, we have never suen
a type which would favorably com-
When pruning, haV
Feed Calves in Stanchions.
Calves should he fed In s stanchion
so constructed sh to prevent them
from sucking each others’ ears alter
they have drunk their milk. The feed-
ing of grain by placing a little before
them after every mtjal of milk will
also discourage the desire to suok the
ears of the calf In tfy| nejtt stanchion.
organic matter humus. Thle material
Is the life of the soil. It is impossible
to grow good crops unless the soil Is
wvli kgtfififcd \> (tii ■itttvSSlf ........
Humus has many functions In soils.
It makes heavy soils open and porous
and this promotes aeration. Clay soils
are especially benefited from the
standpoint of these changes. It In-
creases the water-holding power and
thus Is an Important factor In making
sandy soils productive. It supplies the
bacteria of the soil with food. These
bacteria are indispensable because
some of them make the nitrogen of
the soil available for plants, while
others fix atmospheric nitrogen In the
soil and render It available as a plant
food. Humus gradually decays and lib-
erates carbonic acid gas. This acts on
the minerals of the soil and liberates
at least a small portion of the plant
food which they contain. As a rule,
dark-colored soils contain a considera-
ble amount of humUB and are fertile.
If there were an abundance of ma-
nure on all farms, the problem of keep-
ing soils supplied with organic matter
and humus would be easily solved. All
that would be required would be the
application of the manure to keep all
the land supplied with organic mat-
ter. But there will never be enough
of this material because all of the soil
products of the farm cannot be fed to
animals. The human race must have
other food than milk and meat. There-
fore we must depend upon plants to
supplement manures and furnish an
adequate supply of humus. In some
cases we may uso only their roots and
stubble; often the entire plant will be
If only a limited amount of manure
Is available It Is often advisable to use
It to grow some clover or other crop
to plow under. "When used in this way
more humus is secured than would be
the case If the manure were used di-
rectly. In general the clovers are the
host plants to grow for a supply of
organic matter. There would be prac-
tically no limit to the amount of this
material which would be available if
farmers would put their lands In shape
to grow clover successfully. This crop
In recent years has been failing morn
and more, and land has become defi-
cient in organic matter, and less pro-
ductive. Drainage, fertilization and
uso of lime will help many farmers to
get the clover they must have In order
to keep their soils stocked with humus.
USE OF LIME TO
Best Test of Soils Can Be Made
With Blue Litmus Paper—A
(By QEOROB H. DACY. Copyright 1*14.)
Sour soils spell poor crops, so poor
crops roegn less to eat and, wear fay
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Owing to Its Remarkable Climate
Flowers and Plante Indigenous to
Southern California Will Be
Found There In Winter.
London.—Tho Channel Islands aro
fuller of oddities and anachronisms
than any other part of the British
Isles, which Is saying a good deal. Tho
very climate Is an anomaly. You find
there In winter the flowers and plants
that you see in Florida or Southern
California—pampas grass, palms, euca-
lyptus, magnolias. You may see three-
story houses hidden boneath blossom-
ing vines. When London and New
York are deep In snow or slUBh, you
may see acres and fields of Jonquils
and narcissus, tossing their golden
locks In the breeze. This remarkable
climate arises partly from the Gulf
stream, and, In the case of Jersey,
partly from the configuration of the
Island, which slopes from high cliffs
on the North down to sea level on the
South, shutting off cold winds and
making of this little territory a kind
of forcing bed.
Jersey Is famous for five products—
cattle, fruit, flowers, potatoes and cab-
bages. The Jersey cattle need no one
to speak their praise. The fruits and
flowers you may buy, If rich enough,
and If not you may admire through
the windows of the exclusive shops of
Regent Btreet and Bond street. Most
of the "bashful young potatoes” of W.
S. Gilbert’s "Patience,” that arrive In
time to go with the spring lamb and
green peas to the dinner tables of
Britons have filled ‘out their Jackets
In the warm Jersey soil. But like moot
other things, the Jersey potato le de-
generating, if I must believe the old
Jereeyman whose cozy parlor behind
the Pomme d’Or was my ububI evening
house of call. “They’in not what they
used to be, eir, not since they use the
vraic on ’em. Why, they did use to
Double Acre Yield.
The possibility of doubling our acre
yield of corn Is so certain and Its ac-
complishment of such tremendous Im-
portance that school, state, uatlonal
nnd Independent organizations of corn
clubs and associations of corn breed-
ers and corn growers are helping in
a way that will load to success.
them by the use of lime, which neu-
tralizes the acidity. The chief handi-
11 cap experienced by the farm with an
‘acid soil Is that tho culture of clovers
and similar legumes Is prohibited by
the fact that the nitrogen-fixing bac-
teria which Inhabit the nodules on
roots of -he clovers abhor an acid or
sour soil, and clay loam soils that are
deficient In organic matter aro espe-
cially prone to acidity.
The farmer desiring to locate sour
soli on his farm should purchase about
five cents’ worth of blue litmus paper
at the local drug store. As soon aa pos-
sible after a rainstorm, when the Bur-
face soil Is still moist, he should go
out Into the field and with his Jack-
knife cut a silt in the earth Into which
he should Insert the litmus paper. He
should then pack the soil firmly about
the Indicator paper and allow it to re-
main In place for about five minutes;
then he should remove the earth and
examine the paper, which, If It has
turned red or pink. Indicates the soil Is
acid. The farmer must be careful In
handling the test paper, as perspira-
tion Is acid and affects the litmus pa-
There Is also the ammonia test,
made by putting a few drops of com-
mon ammonia water In' a glass hold-
ing a teacupful of pure water. Into
this stir a teaspoonful of the soil to be
tested. If the soil needs lime the wa-
ter after the soil has settled for a few
hours will have a darkish, rod brown
or black appearance.
If tho countryman finds hts soil Is
sour he can correct It by uplng finely
ground unburnt llmestono, marl or
refuse from sugar beet factories.
Freshly slaked or burnt lime is objec-
tionable because It tends to burn out
the supply of organic matter contained
In the soil. The application of from
one-half to one ton of ground lime-
stone or marl per acre every seven or
eight years controls any acid tenden-
cies of soil and puts It In a fit condi-
tion for clovers, alfalfa and other leg-
umes. It la a good plan to uso ground
limestone as an absorbent In the dairy
or horse stnble and to apply the lime
to the land with the manure. It Is a
correspondingly had practise to apply
freshly slaked or burnt lime to the
soli with manure; In fact, It Bhould
never be used the same year .manuro
Is distributed over the field, as Its
tendency Is to burn up and waste the
organic matter In tho fertilizer before
it can bo used by tho plants.
cavts In Uf
One ot many
be thit rich they’d eat like cheetnnto-
Cheap they was, too, tenpence or a
shilling, may be, the cabot. But tho
rich T.nnnop folk*, flftJgPt Ifiip nil UOW,_ ]
and It ain't for the likes of us to put
fork to 'em.”
As for the cabbages, what does the
reader say to cabbages on stalks eight
or ten feet high? He will probably
say that they cannot be the ordinary
rotund vegetables that go by that
name; yet they are. I suppose it la
the climate and soil that make them
go to Buch lengths, or perhaps tbe
vraic. Whatever It Is, I should like to
bring them to the notice of Luther
Burbank, and he might evolve a cab-
bage tree eay 60 feet high and with a
bead in proportion. It would be mag-
nificent for shade purposes, too.
BEAUTY HEIR TO $10,000,000
Mrs. Frances Skinner of Boston, For-*
mor Shop Girl, Receives Hus-
Boston.—By the death of her hus-
band, Francis Skinner, on the steamer
Caronla en route from England to
New York, his widow, formerly Miss
Sadie Carr, a Boston, shopgirl, becomes
heir to an estate valued at $10,000,000.
Mr. Skinner was a prominent Boston
clubman and yachtsman, and a nephew
of Mrs. “Jack” Gardner.
Mre. Skinner, who was a very beau-
tiful girl, was one day at Marblehead
with severul fair friends, and with-
them was admiring the yacht Constella-
tion as she lay at anchor In the har-
bor. Mr. Skinner invited the then
Miss Carr and her party aboard, and
the acquaintance began that resulted
In marriage. For several years Mr.
Skinner's matrimonial alliance was
frowned on by members of his family,
but a reconciliation came about in due
Baby Sliter Runs and Tells Mother,
Who Is In Time to Save
Her Son’s Lifs.
Farming a Profession.
Farming Is a profession no less Im-
portant nnr le»» cllffinult tn mnster
than many of the so-culled learned
professions, and the man who believes
that farming Is a fool-proof occupa-
tion will usually maka an abject fail-
ot the business.
Producing snd Selling.
Producing Is but half of the farm
or’s buriness. Selling Is the other
half, nnd It Is at least of equal lm-
liortance. A fur mor may produce the
best and most salable commodities,
yet If ho does not sell at the best
prices obtainable he will fall to realize
the most profit.
Stock Raising Pays BesL
There Is no other branch of farm-
ing whies if conducted with a reason-
able amount of care and attended ta
systematically will respond so readily
and wfth such profits one year with
anoth«4 aa stook raising.
Fallon, Cal.—Climbing Into a hog
ppn to play, the threo-vear-old sen of
L. C. Ayers of the Harmon district
was attacked by a sow guarding a lit-
ter of pigs and cut and torn almost
beyond recognition. Unless blood
poisoning sets 111 the boy will recover,
but will probably be scarred for life.
Most of his Injuries were Inflicted
about tho faco and head, one scalp
wound that extended to the Bkull be-
Ing four Inches In length. Ills face
and mouth were also badly torn and
A baby ulster Informed the lad’s
mother of his plight, and his Immedi-
ate rescue saved him from a horrible
Alleged Footbath Causes Trouble.
St. Louis.—Alleging that her bus-
band took a Joint footbath with a
widow and that he gave her engage-
ment and wedding rings to (he woman,
Mrs. Walter B. Barth «ued for dlvjorea-
CHILD MUTILATED BY A H0G"v
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