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The scene at the opening of the story Is
laid In the library of an old worn-out
nouthern plantation, known aa the Bar
ony. The place Is to be sold, and Its
history and that of the owners, the
Qulntards, Is the sublect of discussion by
Jonathan Crenshaw, a business rnan. a
atranjccr known as Bladen, and Hon
Taney, a farmer, when Hannibal Wayne
Hazard, a mysterious child of the old
southern family, makes his appearance.
Taney tells how ho adopted (lie boy. Na
thaniel Ferris buys th Barony but the
Qulntards deny any knowledge of tno
boy. Taney to keep Hannibal. Captain
Murrell, a friend of the Qulntanls. ap
pears and asks questions about the "ir
ony. Trouble at Scratch Hill, when Han
nibal Is kidnaped by Dave Dlount. Cap
tain Murrell'a agent. Taney overtakes
Blount, gives him a thrashing and secures
the boy, Taney appears before Squire
Balaam, and Is discharged with costs for
the plaintiff. Bettv Malroy. a friend of
the Ferrlses, tin an encounter with Cap
tain Murrell, who forces his attentions on
her. and Is rescued by Bruce Carrington.
Betty sets out for her Tennessee home.
Carrlngton takes the same stage. .Taney
and Hannibal disappear, with Murrell on
their trail. Hannibal arrives at the hcvne
of Judge Blocum Price. The Judge recog
nise In the boy. the grandson of an old
time friend. Murrell arrives at Judge's
home Cavendish family on raft rescue
Taney, who I apparently dead. Price,
breaks Jail. Betty and Carrlngton arrive
at Belle Plain. Hannibal's rifle discloses
some startling things to tho Judge. Han
nibal and Betty meet again. Murrell ar
rive In Blle Plain. Is playing for big
takes. Taney awakes from long dream
less sleep on board the raft. Judge Price
make niartHng discoveries In looking up
land titles. Charley Norton, a young
planter, who assists the Judge. Is mys
teriously assaulted. Norton Informs Car
rlngton that Betty has promised to marry
him. Norton la mysteriously shot. More
light on Murrell' plot. Ho plnns upris
ing of negroes. Judge Price, with Hanni
bal, visits Dotty, and she keeps the boy
aa a companion. In a stroll Hetty takes
with Hannibal they meet Bess Hicks,
daughter of tho overseer, who warns
Betty of danger and counsels her to
leave Belle Plain at once. Uottx, terri
fied, acts on Bess' advice, and on their
way their carriage It stopped by Slosson,
the tavern keeper, and a confederate, and
Betty and Hannlbul are made prisoners.
The pair are taken to Hicks' cabin. In an
almost inaccessible snot, and there Mur
rell visits Betty and reveals his port In
the plot and his object. Betty spurns
his proffered lovo and the Interview li
ended by the arrival of Ware, terrified
at possible outcome of the crime. Judc
Pries, hearing of the abduction, plans ac
tion. The Judge takes charge of the
ituation, and search for the missing ones
is Instituted. Carrlngton visits the Judgo
and allies are discovered, Judge Price
visits Colonel Fentress, where he meets
Taney and Cavendish. Becoming enraged.
Price dashes a glass of whisky Into the
colonel's face' and a duel is arranged.
CHAPTER XXV. (Continued.)
"Hues)" cried Murrell in astonish
ment, for the man confronting hint
was the Clan's messenger who should
have boon speeding across tho state
"Toss up your bands, Murrell," said
One of tho other men spoko.
"You aro under arrest!"'
"You aro wanted for nlggor-stcal-lng."
said tbo man. Still Murrell dli
not seem to comprehend. Ho looked
at Hues in dull wondor.
"What aro you doing, horo7" he
"Waiting to arrest you ain't that
plain?" said Hues, with a grim smile.
Tbo outlaw's bands dropped at his
eldo, limp and helpless. With somo
tdea that bo might attompt to draw
a weapon ono of tho men took hold
of him, but Murroll was nerveloss to
his touch; his faco had gono n ghast
ly whlto nnd was streaked with tho
markings of terror.
"Well, by thunder!" cried tbo man
In utter amazement.
Murrell looked into Hues' face.
"You you " and tho words'thlck
ned on his tongue, becoming an in
' "It's all up, John," said Hues.
"No!" said Murrell, recovering him
self. "You may as well turn mo looso
you can't arrest mo!"
"I've- done It," answered Huos. "I'vo
been on your track for six months."
"How about thiB follow?" asked the
man whoso pistol still covered Waro.
Hues glanced toward tho planter and
shock bis bead.
"Whoro aro you going to tako mo7"
asked Murroll quickly, Again Huos
"You'll find that out In plenty of
time, and. then your friends can pasH
the word around if they liko; now
you'll como with mo."
Waro neither moved nor spoko as
Hues and his prisoner passed back
along tho path, lluoa with his band
on Murrell'a shouler, and onn of bin
companions closo at bis beds, while
the third man led off tho outlaw's
Presently tbo distant clatter of
hoofs was borno to Waro's cars. only
that; tho miracle of courage and dar
ing ho had half expected bad not hap
pened. Murrell, for all his wild boast
ing, was like other men, like blmsolt.
His bloodshot eyes slid around In
Mongols Live in Saddle
Russia's New Proteges Are Likely to
Become Nation of Legless
The Mongols, Russia's now protegos
and subjects to be, are qulto a d I ft or-
jnt' race of mankind from tho Chi
loose, Mancbus, Russians or Japan
ese, says tho Manchester (England)
Erery Mongol (oven tho womon,
"who all rldo astrldo) Is a horseman,
nd so used is ho to spending bis
'whole active life on horseback that
practically be has lost tho uso of bis
Jogs for walking purposes, and shuf
fles along only a few yards at a tlmo,
encumbered by bis heavy skin cloth
ing, on limbs shriveled 'by disuse nnd
hy grasping tbo horse nnd crooked
from the habit of riding extremely
lil?h In very short stirrups.
Tho Chinese bavo always applied
the graphic terms "horseback states"
to tho Iluns, Turks, Avars r.nd Mon
'M, who are practically all varieties
By VAUOHATl KESTEI
JwsTiymms By JXMi-lvix
'fH TkeOoM tet Cowr
their sockets. There across tbo sun
lit nlreteu of water Wait Dotty tho
tbougbt of her brought him to quick
choking terrors, Tho whole fabric or
crlmo by which ho had boon benollted
In the past or bad expected to protlt
In tbo futuro seemed toppling In upon
him, but bis mind clutched ono Im
portant fact. Hues, If ho know or
Betty's disappoaranco, 'iid not con
nect Murrell with It. Waro sucked In
comfort between bis twitching lips.
Stealing niggers! No ono would be
llevo that bo, a planter, had a hand in
that, and for a brief Instant ho con
sidered slgnnllng Boss to return. Slos
son must be told of Murrell's arrest;
but he was sick with apprehension,
somo trap might bavo been propared
for blm, bo could not know; nnd the
Impulso to act forsook him.
Ho smoto bis hands together In a
hopoless, beaten gesture. And Mur
roll had gono weak with his own
eyes ho had seen it Murrell whom
bo believed without fear! Ho felt that
ho had been grievously betrayed In
his trust and a hot rage poured
through him. At last he climbed in
to tho saddle, and, swaying like a
drunken man, galloped oil.
When be reached the river road
ho paused and scanned its dust sur
face Hues and his party had turned
south when they Issued from the wood
path. No doubt Murroll was bolng
taken to Memphis. Waro laughed
harshly. The outlaw would bo treo
beforo another dawn broko.
Ho bad baited near wbero Jim had
turned his team tho previous night
after Detty and Hannibal bad left tho
carriage; the marks of tho wheels
woro as plainly distinguishable as the
moro rccont trail left by tbo four men,
and as he grasped the Blgnlticnnce or
that wide half circle his sense of In
Jury overwhelmed him again. Ho
hoped to 11 vo to see Murroll hanged!
Ho was so completely lost In his
bitter rollcctions that ho had been un
aware of a mounted man who was
coming toward blm at a swift gallop,
but now bo heard the steady pounding
of hoofs and, startled by tbo sound,
looked up. A moment later tho horso
man drew rein nt his eldo.
"Ware!" ho cried.
"How aro you, Carrlngton?" nald
"You aro wanted at Hello Plain," be
gan Carrlngton, and seemed to hesi
tate "Yes yes, I am going there nt once
now " stammered Ware, and gath
ered up bis reins with a shaking hand.
"You'vo heard, I tako it7" said Car
"Yes," answered Waro, lu a hoarse
whisper. "My God, Carrlngton, I'm
heart sick; sho has boon Uko a daugh
ter to mo 1 " ho fell silent, mop.
ping IiIb faco.
"1 think 1 understand your feeling,
cald Carrlngton, giving him a level
"Then you'll oxcuso mo," nnd tho
planted clapped spurs tq his horso.
Once bo looked back over his shoul
der; ho saw that Carrlngton had not
moved from tbo spot .wbero they had
At Hello Plain, Waro found his
neighbors In possession of tbo plnco.
They greeted blm quietly and spoko
In subdued tones of their sympathy.
When ho could ho shut himself in
bis room. Ho had experienced a day
of maddening anxiety; bo had not
slopt nt all tho provlous night; In
mind nnd body ho was worn out; and
now he was plungod lntoj.ho thick of
this sensation. Ho must keep control
Ho sought to forecast the happen- (
ings oi mo next tow nours. luurroll s
frlnnds would break jail for blm, tbat
was a foregone conclusion; but tho
Insurrection bo had planned was at
nn end. Hues had dealt Its death
blow. Moreover, though tbo law
might be Impotent to den! with Mur
roll. ho could not hope to escape the
vengeance of the powerful class bo
had plotted to dcBtroy; ho would have
to quit tbo country, Waro gloated In
(his Idea of cravon flight. Thank
God, bo had seen tho last of blm I
But. as always, his thoughts oanm
back to Butty. Slosson would wait at
Hicks' placo for tho mnn Murrell had
promised blm, and, failing the mes
senger, for the signal tiro, but there
would bo neither; nnd Slosson would
bo lett to determine his own courso or
action. Wnro folt certain thnt he
would wait through tbo night, but as
euro as tho morning broko, If no word
had reached him, ho would Bond one
of ono peoplo, nnd have alwnys ex
tended, from tho Yalu to tbo Volga.
They nro, r.nd always have boon, no
mads, QrasB and wator aro their only
"property" and absolute need, for
they are, tribe for trlbo, Invariably ac
companied on the move after pasture
by thousands of horses, cattle, goats,
sheep, camels never pigs.
Thus from unclon tlmen they havp
always boen In a position to oud 200,
000 to 600,000 hnrmu rapidly to
any point; mountains and bis rivers
are tbo only serious obstacles; at 4
pinch raw meat enough for ton days'
campaign can bt "cooked" on the
rapid march by placing It between the
Baddle aud the sweating borc It
this vast raovnblo fore should b
virilized again undor Itusslan suprem
acy thero aro thoao who say that
nothing in Asia can resist it.
How Sho Got Fresh Eons.
A youjg lady llvluy lu a small clly
bad Impaired lior health by too confla-
C 2 SUCH CrCS2 tbC bovVJ, whA mtul
learn of Murroll's arrest, escape, flight
tor In Waro's mind those three
ovonta woro lndissolubly associated.
Tho planter's teeth knocked together.
Ho was having a terrlblo acquaint
ance with fear, its vory depths had
swallowed him up; It was a black pit
In which be sank from horror to hor
ror. Ho had lost all faith In the Clan
which bad terrorized half a dozen
states, which had robbod and mur
dered with apparent impunity, which
had marketed Kb hundreds of stolon
slaves. Ho bad utterly collapsed at
tho first blow doalt tbo organization,
but be was still seeing Murrell, pallid
A step sounded In tho ball and an
Instant later Hicks entered the room
without tho formality of knocking.
Waro recognized his prcsenco with a
glanco or Indifference, but did not
speak. Hicks slouched to his employ
flr'a atdfl nnd handed him a noto which
proved to bo from Fentress. Waro
read and tossed It aside.
"If ho wants to soo mo why don't
ho como hero?" he growled.
"I reckon that old fellow they call
Judgo Price has sprung something
sudden on the colonel," said Hicks,
"Ho was out hero tho first thing this
morning; you'd have thought he
ownod Bello Plain, Thero was a
couplo of strangors with him, and be
had me In and fired questions nt me
for half an hour; then ho hiked off
up to Tho Oaks."
"Murrell's been arrested," said Waro
In a dull levol voice. Hicks gave him
a glanco of unmixed astonishment
"Yes, by God!"
"Who'd risk ItT"
"Risk it? Man, he almost fainted
doad away a damned coward. Hell!"
"How do you know this?" asked
"I was with him when he was tak
en It was Huos tho man he trusted
moro than any other!" Waro gave
tho overseer a. ghastly grin and was
silent, but In that silence he heard
the drumming of his own heart. He
went on. "I tell you, to savo him
solf, John Murrell will Implicate tho
rest of us; wo'vo got to get blm free,
and then, by hell wo ought to knock
him In the head; he Isn't lit to llvo!"
"Tbo Jail ain't built that'll hold
him!" muttered Hicks.
"Of course, bo can't bo held,"
agreed Waro. "And ho'll never bo
brought to trial; no lawyer will daro
The Planter' Knees
appear against him, no Jury will daro
to llud him guilty; but there's Hues,
vhat about him?" Ho paused. Tho
two men looked at each other for a
"Whero did they carry tho enp
taln?" "1 don't know,"
"It looks Uko tho Clan was In n
holl-fired hole but shucks! What
will bo easier than to fix Hues? and
whllo they're fixing folks they'd hot
tur not overlook that old follow 1'rlco.
lie's got somo notion about Fentress
nnd tho boy." Mr. Hicks did not con
sider It necessary to explain that bo
was htmsolf largely responsible for
"How do 70U know that?" demand
"Ho as good as sntd so." Hicks
looked uneasily at tho planter. Ho
know himself to bo compromised. Tho
stranger named Cavendish had forced
lng work In a city office. Her phy
sician ordered her to a sanitarium for
rest aud upbuilding, nnd when sho re
turned to work ho Instructed her to
eat four fresb laid eggs dally; two
eggs for breakfast and the othors raw
In milk. Finding It difficult to obtain
dependably fresb cggB sho persuaded
her mother to permit her having a
small flock In the home yard. A port
able bouso was purchased and fifteen
pullets installed In It A small brother
was paid ton cents a weok to feed and
caro for tho flock, two bags of ready,
mixed food wero bought and tbo result
of tho venturo was not only all the
0c the young lady needed and a sup
ply tor the family, but there was a
surplus which found a ready market
t the oornor drug storo, bringing ton
cents a dozen above the market price.
The Christian Herald.
Is ittalnod by doing the right thing
again and again, until It bocomes a
nr.hlL One of tbo boit habits you can
tons lc tc rend thu advertisements
thil appev in this pacer,
I time to bee--
Now la tho
i mi i
an admission from him that Murrei.
would not condono If it came to bis
knowledge. Ho bad also acquired a
very proper and wholesome (ear of
Judge Slocum Price. He stepped close
to Waro's side. "What'll como of tho
girl, Tom? Can you figure that out?"
ho questioned, sinking his voice al
most to a whisper. But Wnre was In
capable of speech, again his terrors
completely overwhelmed him. "1
reckon you'll bavo to find another
overseer. I'm going to strlko out lor
Texas," said Hicks,
Ware's eyos mot his for an instant.
Ho had thought of flight, too; was
still thinking of It, but greed was as
much a part of his naturo as fear;
Ilollo Plain was a prlzo not to bo light
ly cast aside, and It was almost bis.
Ho lurched across tho room to tho
window. If ho woro going to act, the
sooner ho did so the better, and gain
a respite from his fears, Tho road
down tho coast slid awny before his
heavy eyes; ho marked each turn,
then a palsy of fear shook htm, his
heart beat again Bt his ribs, and ho
stood gnawing his lips while he gazod
up at tbo sun.
"Do you get what I say, Tom? I
am going to quit than pnrts," said
Hicks. Waro turned slowly from tho
"All right, Hicks. You mean you
want mo to settle with you, Is that
It?" he naked.
"Yes, I'm going to leavo whllo 1
can; mnybo I can't later on," said
Hicks stolidly. He added: "I am go
ing to Btnrt down tho coast aa soon
08 It turns dark, and beforo It's day
again I'll bavo put tho good miles be
tween mo and tbeso parts."
"You'ro going down tho coast?"
and Ware was again conscious of tbo
quickened beating of bus heart. Hicks
nodded. "See you don't meet np with
John Murrell," said Waro.
"I'll tako that chance. It eeems a
heap better to mo than staying here."
Wnre looked from the window. Tho
shadows wero lengthening across the
"Bettor start now, Hicks," ho ad
vised. "I'll wait until 'It turns dark."
"You'll need a horso."
"1 was going to help myself to one.
This ain't no tlmo to stand on cere
mony," said Hicks shortly.
"Slosson shouldn't bo left in the
lurch Uko this or your brothor's
"They'll havo to flguro It out for
To g ether,
samo as mo," rejoined
"You can stop there na you go by."
"No," said Hicks. 'I uover did be
lieve in this damn foolishness about
tho girl, and I wou't go noar Ueorgo's
"I don't ask you to go there; you
can plvo them tho signal from tho
head of tbo bayou. All 1 want Is for
you to stop and light a II ro on tno
sboro. They'll know what that means.
I'll give you a horso and fifty dol
lars for tbo Job."
Hicks' oyos sparkled, but he only
"Make It twlco tbat and maybe wo
Hacked and tortured, Ware hesi
tated; but tho sun was slipping Into
the" woBt; hla windows .blazed with
tho hot light.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Masterpiece Gone to Waste.
Tho very soedy looking young man
mado bis way with difficulty down the
corridor on the ninth floor of one of
New York's best hotels, says the Pop
ular Magazine and knocked loudly at
his friend s door. Anguish was writ-
ten on his face and wrinkles on bis
clothes. He was a walking Blgn of
what It meant to spend a bard night
"What's tbo matter?" called out the
"Matter? It's a tragedy, a death,
tbo end of all things ruination and
"Well, what It is?" lazily inquired
tho drowsy man, without opening the
Whoroupon tho seedy-looking young
man, loaning against tho door and lift
ing his volco to a bowl, replied:
"I called up my wlfo on tho long-distance
telephone last night and told
her why 1 had not returned. 1 gave
nor a perfectly good excuse. And now
I can't romembor wbat It was I"
,7ault of a Great Many.
Tho chiot of all abuses Is to Imngtn
that we ar the oentsr of the uulverst
OPERATING CROSS-CUT SAW
Arrangement for One Man Described
and Illustrated Blocks Keep Log
Very often two men cannot be had
At tho samo tlmo to opcrato a cross-cut
aw, and in such casos It is neces
sary to havo a saw tbat one mart-can
use. This can be easily accomplished.
Bolt ono end of tho saw to a hardwood
stick two Inches wide by one Inch
thick, or a stiff bar of Iron is better.
Bolt tho other end to tho bottom
of tho frame. Blocks on either sldo
of tho log will keep it from rolling
Tho slot In which the upright lever
Cross-cut Saw for One Man.
works should bo kept well oiled,
order that it may move easily,
course this Is not as satisfactory
when two men work a Baw, but it
a great help when the other man can'
not be had.
LIME NOT HARMFUL TO SOIL
Idea That Injury Is Done by Applica
tion Is Utter Absurdity, Says
Tho utter-absurdity of tho Idea that
tho use of a ton or two of limestone
per aero may seriously Injure the soil,
says an Indiana bulletin, becomes at
once apparent when It Is recalled tbat
limestone soils aro world famous for
their fertility, and havo been for gen
erations. Tho real trouble with somo
of the boIIb in our eastern Btates
which are said to have been Injured
by the use of lime Is lack of organic
matter and nitrogen as much as any
This lack of 'organic matter and
nitrogen is traceable, in both cases,
mainly to poor rotations or nono at
all, poor caro of manure or the produc
tion of an insufficient amount, and
burning or selling straw and stover,
and the final results seem to bavo
been largely Independent of the use
or nonuse of lime. This statement
must not bo taken to mean, that lime
never exerts an unfavorable effect, but
rather that a good part of the unfa
vorable effect general attributed
to It Is in reality due to poor methods
Lime Is simply mado a convenient
excuse, a scapegoat, Just as is com
mercial fertilizer in certain sections,
and with no moro reason.
DRYING RACK FOR SEED CORN
Cheap Device, Made of Fence Boards,
Is Shown In the Illustration
Holds 75 Ears.
Tho samo day seed corn Is gathered
It should bo put In a dry placo whero
there Is freo circulation of air, to dry
It thoroughly. Whore corn Is piled
In a heap to dry tho result Is moldy
seed ears. The Illustration shows a
cheap rack for drying Boed corn,
writes Claude R. Abboy of Hopkins,
Mo., In tho Missouri Farmer. The
frame Is made of a fenco board. Laths
nailed on front and back servo as
f tf? 5M
shelves. Tho rack is 2 feet 10 Inches
long by 2 feot wide. Iaths aro placed
8 Inches apart, and tho rack is largo
enough for 75 largo oars. It can bo
fastened on tbo wall or set on the
It Is high time that farmers should
know what they sow on their land.
When clovor Is wanted, nothing else
should be sown; when red top is
wanted, only this species should bo
scattered ovor the land.
But peoplo havo boon far too care
loss. Thoy havo bought blindly and
sowed tho seed without knowing
j whnt noy WOro planting. At tho Con
I npMimit oxtioriment station a samnlo
of clover seed was examined that con
tained 78,000 weed seeds to tho
pound. Seed of this kind would bo
extremely dear as a gift.
Know what you aro buying, and .buy
only puro seed.
Use of Spreader Best.
Tho piling of manuro In small lots
as It is hauled afield may havo some
points in its favor, but from the
standpoint of realizing tbo largest
possible good from tho fertilizing
elements contained it is plainly a
poorer method than scattering from tho
Handled In this way, tho golublo
portlou of tho fertilizers that the
manuro contniiiB soaks at onco Into
tho soil, whllo If iiio manuro Is put
In piles thero Is a loss by chondral
tbanges and the escape of gascB.
WAYS TO CURE PEAVINE HAY
Where Grass It Allowed to Remain
8pread on Ground Water Runs Off
Without Injuring Crop.
We have tried several ways of cur
ing peavlno and other kinds of hay,
says a farm writer, but tho way we
Lnow practice Is to let hay He Just as
the machine cuts It until It la about
cured, or wo get ready to haul it in.
Don't get scared if It rains on your
bay. Rain will not hurt hay very
much, "only In appcaronce," if It gets
wet beforo it is raked Into windrows
or piled up In small piles.
We used to think that rain would
ruin hay, but about six years ago ono
morning I mowed a field of peas,
cane nd crabgrass. That same day
another ono of my neighbors cut hay.
and after two days of Bunshlno thero
set In a wet spell of abput two weeks.
My neighbor, having plenty of help,
raked his hay and piled It In small
piles, but I did not havo help and did
not touch mine. Tho result was this:
At tho end of two weeks my neigh
bor's hay piles were wet through and
rotten. I examined my hay and decid
ed tliat It was worth saving, so raked
It up and everything ato It very well.
Since then I do not get so scared when
I see a cloud coming up, because If
hay Is spread on the ground the
water will pass through It to the
ground. But If It Is bunched up and
gets wet It Is almost sure to turn
black and rot.
PACKING CASE FOR WINTER
Inexpensive Box That Does Away
With Usual Extra Cover and Bot
tom Board Is Illustrated.
Last year I used a winter case which
Is very inexpensive, as It does away
with the usual extra cover and bottom
board. Tho box Is six Inches larger
all around at the bottom edge than
tho hive, and tapers up to a point
about a foot abovo the hive, whero It
Is small enough to take the regular
cover. If made any shallower it
comes toor close to the top edge of tha
hive and prevents pouring the pack
ing around the hive. To closo tne
opening below I make a frame of
six-inch stuff the same size Inside
as tho outside of the hive, says H. A.
Winter Packing Case.
Smith of Palermo, Ont., In the Glean
Ings In Boo Culture. When ready to
pack I slip the hlvo forward on its
bottom about one Inch, and then slip
tho frame down till It rests on the bot
tom at the front and back. Thepack-lug-box
rests on this frame; and if
the box is held In position until somo
of tho packing Is poured around the
hlvo It will not move off Its frame aft
erward. If the box is made of half-inch
matched lumber It will not leak; but
if made of plain lumber it should bo
covered with tar felt.
Rye as a Summer Cover.
Thero are farmera who sow rye In
the corn during tho last cultivation.
Tbo ryo makes a summer cover, util
izing somo of the nitrogen that might
be wasted under tho influence of the
summer sun; It makes fine grazing
for pigs, calves, horses and cows in
early fall and during winter; It sup
plies the soil with needed humus when
tho land is turned. This is not by
any means a bad practice.
Indicates Sour Soil.
If any ono of tho several kinds of
sorrel Is found growing on a piece of
land It is protty safe to assume that
tho soil is sour and needs sweetening
with an, application of lime. Besldos
this, It may be tbat the tract is not
properly drained, In which case it
should be tiled in addition to being
Saving Cowpea Seed.
Cowpea seed aro scarce and high.
Many who would plant their stubble
land In peas may not get seed.
Every farmer and ranchman should
save plenty of cowpea seed so that
this valuable legume may help bulll
up tho soil.
Potatoes for Seed.
The heaviest yielding hills of pota
toes aro not always tho best for seed,
tho number of plants In tho bill must
bo taken into consideration.
Bees Qid "
Stacking grain Improves Its quality.
Remove the pumpkin Beeds beforo
The cowpea should have a warm
seed bed for best development.
If preparing to ship potatoos see to
ordering the cars early especially
It is the work of filling tho silo
that Is keeping it from being built on
Tho first big need of the majority of
tho older com belt soils Is llmentune
A shod of crotches and poles, cov
ered with straw, is cheap, warm and
Tho ability to produce profit Is a
standard by which all farm stock
must be measured
Muddy and unclean stable yards are
always eources of '.oss because oi
tholr unsanitary rctidltlon.
Tho farmer who is not raising Ie
gumes has his eyes closed to somo o'
tho biggest opportunities in farming
Keep tho stable yards ckan Then
Is no plnco that Is more prolific !
breeding lllos than a filthy bnrn a-i
Cr.tln that linn been dlscolercd I
ho shock will bo Improved co'ult!'
ably by helag allowed to sweat c
or Houro" In .tho stack.
BACKACHE A SIGNAL
the lMtlnry's slcrnnl
of dlHtK-HS. It thin
norf if.thci e Is (rrave
tlatiKiT of (Iropnj-,
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eae. WIimi you hnv
rctiHon 1o flujeot
your kidneys, use
a sprvlul kidney
Tills relievo -wenk,
cine buck nolle
rcKiilnte the urine.
Ooml proof in the
George I, Cotter, Elm Rt., Damarls
coltn, .Me, iy. "Two years bko I suf
fered from kidney trouble. My back was
often so lamn that I could hardly set
home from liuslnemt. "olhlnj: helped m
until I used Uoan's Kidney Pills They
entirely removed the pains and I have
never had any further trouble."
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ect references. Best ruulta.
THOUGHT HE KNEW THE SIGNS
Aged Darkey Could See Nothing to
His Passenger Except a Man
Bob Hull, the champion story toll
er of Savannah, had occasion lately
to take a business trip into interior
Georgia. He took his golf clubs with
him, intending to stop on his way for
a match on tho famous links at
Ho dropped off tho train at hla
business destination a small town on
a branch road and carrying his lug
gage climbed into an ancient hack
and bado tho driver, who was an old
negro man, tako him to the local
Tho negro eyed the queer-ldoklng
yellow leather bag that his passenger
carried with the peculiar-looking
sticks in It. His curiosity got the
best of him finally.
"Boss," he began, "please, suh,
'scuse me but mout I ax you a ques
tion?" "Go ahead and ask," said Mr. Hull.
"Whut kind of a lodgo Is you lnstl
ittn'?" Saturday Evening Post.
2 m . Je-
Although the Iceman brings to you
A lump exceedingly small,
You don't complain, for if you do
He may not como at all.
As thoy omorged from tho subway
station they wero confronted by a
giant Bkyscraper rising into tho blue.
'What building is that?" she asked,
not bolng an habitue of tho downtown
district "I don't know," he replied.
Sho looked at him In surprise, this
quarter of Now York being his daily
locale. "Mo," ho Insisted wearily. "I
don't know. It wasn't thero yester
day." New York Press.
A Paradoxical Ballot.
"I should think tho women voting
in tho new suffrage states would
strlko ono obstacle."
"What Is that?"
"How can the matrons of a party
cast their maiden vote?"
Chlmmle Hey, Maggie, hold dls
bag o' peanuts for mo fer a minute
here comes a poor relation o' mine!
A woman Iihh no business with &
family if she can't take bomellihig old
and make over It into something now.
HARD TO SEE.
Even When the Facts About Coffeo
are Plain. .
It is curious bow peoplo will rcfuso
to believe what ono can clearly aeo.
Tell tho average man or woman that
tho slow but cumulative poisonous
effect of cafToIno tbo alkaloid in tea
and coffco-r-tends to weaken tho heart,
upset tho nervous system and causo
indigestion, and they may laugh at
you if tbey don't know tho facts.
Prove it by science or by practical
demonstration In tho recovery of cof
feo drinkers from tho above condi
tions, and a largo per cent of the hu
man family will shrug their shoulders,
tako some drugs and keep on drink
ing coffeo or tea.
"Coffee never ngreed with mo nor
with several members of our house
hold," writes a lady. "It enervates,
depresses and creates a feeling of
languor and heaviness. It was only
by leaving off coffee and using Postum
that wo discovered tho causo and way
out of these ills.
"Tho only reason, I am sure, why
Postum Is not used altogether to tha
exclusion of ordinary coffeo Is, many
persons do not know nnd do not seem
willing to learn the facts and how to
prepare this nutritious beverage.
There's only ono way according to
directions boll it fully ID minutes.
Then it is delicious." Name given by
Postum Co.. Battlo Creek, Mich. Read
tho llttlo book, "Tho Road to Well
ville," In pkgs. "There's a reason."
i:er rend Ihr uliox- letter? A new
one Mppeiira from lime o llrnr. Iliey
ire Kfiiulur. true, nud full of human,
Tellta 1 ' li
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