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watch and advocating everything whici
great working mass of the people, with
the grimy man with a kit of tools.
The upper house of the Prussian
members of the nobility, great scientis
and retired officers of the army and be
"Now I want some fun," said Henry
E. Huntington, nephew of Collis P.
Huntington, a few years ago, when he
first contemplated retiring from active
business life and devoting himself
heart and soul to his passionate love
for book collecting.
He had worked constantly and
strenuously since early youth. He had
made himself the street railway king
of the Pacific Coast. He had piled up
millions of dollars. He was fifty
years years old.
"Now I want some fun." Mr. Hunt
ington started out to get what he
wanted. And his pursuit at "fun," as
he understands it, has culminated
within the last few days in two
strokes of sensational magnitude.
The first was his acquisition of the
famous chuch book collection, one of
the most splendid in the world. It
cost him $1,300,000. The other was
his purchase a few days ago of the
celebrated Gutenberg Bible, the chief
treasure of the Hoe collection. To owl
paid $50,000, twice the sum which, up
for a book.
n b lover is now 61
Oneonta, ift'A York. His family is of
Simon Huntington, who emigrated, in
Englan/, but died on the voyage.
with his cipher forecast, stud maintains
of the disused bridge structure as a 1
* Dr. Owen is working en the property oj
rected plainly to this particular spot, h4
left in order to establish after his deatl
spearian plays and various works act
-One of the few surviving generals
on the union side dul'ing the Civil war
is Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, of Coun
cii Bluffs, Iowa, who. has just cele
brated his 80th birthiay. In the war
he was noted as a brave and skilful
general and after th'e close of that
struggle he won renown as the en
gineer who blazed th'e trail for the
Union Pacific railroad.
Gen. Dodge is a type of the self
made man. At the age - of .10 ho
drove a butcher's cart in the town
of Danvers, Mass., his birthplace. L~at
er he devoted his opiergies to truck
farming and earned enbugh to take
-the flilitary 'and science .course at
Norwich university. At the age of
20 he wvent west, settling at Council
Bluffs, and on the outbreak of the Civ
11 war he was made colonel of the
Fourth Iowa infantry, which he had
raised. He commanded a brigade at
-the battle of Pea Ridge, whore three
horses were shot under him and
though severely wound1ed in the side
of the enemy. He was made brigadiei
and in June, 1802, assumed command
suporintended the Construction of the
Gen. Dodge is still actively engage
all the energy of a man of 00. He is
delivers many Dublic addresses In the
the Army of tho Tennessee and'is co
ER TO PEER
The United States is the land of op
portunity, but even in the European
countries under monarchical govern.
ments and burdened with hereditary
aristooracie it frequently happens
that the lowly born succeed in mount
Ing weil toward the top of the ladder.
This is especially so in Eniland. Ger.
many furnishes a recent example of
the possibilities of merit and ability.
Harry Plate, of Hanover, is a plumb.
er. He was a journeyman for many
years and traveled about the country
with his kit looking for jobs. But
Harry had brains and he secured not
only an education but great influence
among his fellow craftsmen. Some
time ago the Artisans' congress pe
titioned Emperor William to give it
representation in the upper house of
the Prussian parliament. He select.
ed Harry Plate and made him a peer
with a seat in what corresponds to
the I-louse of Lords in Great Britain.
There he will sit hereafter, keeping
i he believes is for the benefit of the
always a tender spot in his heart for
parliament has coasisted hitherto of
., educators, Merchants, bankers, and
come a member of this exclusive law.
FOR A BIBLE
I that precious volume Mr. Huntington
to then, stood as the recbrd price paid
years old. He was born in 1850 at
English origin, being descended from
1632, with his family, from Norwich,
Dr. Orville W. Owen, who is dig.
ging diligently in the mud of 'the
River Wye in England for manu.
scripts he believes were hidden there
by Lord Francis Bacon, is . after
bigger: game.- than has been sup
The .American. declares .that the
cipher which is guiding his operationr
and regeal's .thuat. Bacon killed Shakes
peare ~and 'riedi the' bhrd of Avon's'
head -lin, tl1e box wjiich is now beina
reclaimed ffoin',the' river bottom.
The top of' -"what'-' -the A merican
thinks.. is ?t3e hidden" cache . w'as
reached by the sounding rods, but
there is a considerable layer of clay
to ?be removed~ before the logs or
plankigg forming the cover can be
Despite the contention of archaeolo.
gists..tha~t Dr. Owen is only excavating
a structure used as a foundation for
a Roman bridge, the investigator in.
slsts that everything tallies exactly
that Bacon recognized the adaptibility
lace for the burial of his manuscript.
the Duke of Beaufort, having been di
says,' by the cryptograph which Bacon
that- he was .the author of the Shake
'redited to others.
kept ini the field until the final routing
general of volunteers for his gallantry
of the district of the Mississippi and
Misaissippi & Ohio railroad.
*d ini large business enterprises and hras
a contributor to many periodicals ant
course of a year HeT is president o>
meoted with various other minimnry sn
HESSIAN FLY INJURES WHEAT
Pestiferous Little Insects BurroW" In
to Straw, Weakening It and Caus.
ing It to Fall Overi.
In reply to a query as to the best
method of ridding a fie'ld inferted
with the injurjous little Hessian fly
the Wallaces' Farmer makes the fol
The Hessian fly. severely damaged
much winter wheat late last fall, but
the pest is not yet done wilth its evil
work. These brown objects which
Dur correspondent wrongfully calls
eggs will turn into little black flies
about one-tenth of an inch long, re
3embling small mosquitoes. They
will lay more eggs on the wheat, and
the maggots which come out of these
eggs will, by burrowing into the
straw, cause further damage. They
weaken the straw and cause it to fall
What can we do with a field in
rested with Hessian fly? If the infes
tation is slight, and but few of the
plants are killed, 'we would let the
ground stay in wheat, trusting that
the wheat will stool out sufficiEntly
Hessian Fly (Much EnlArged.)
to make a good stand, and that the
weather and parasitic enemies will
reduce the number of flies and inag.
gots of the next brood. If the dam.
age is heavy, however, and practical
ly all the plants are infested and half
or two-thirds of then are killed, we
would probably plow up the crop and
plant to oats or any crop other than
wheat. Dry weather is unfavorable
to the development of the little brown
objects called flaxseeds, which later
develop into flies. It may be, there.
fore, if the spring continues dry, there
will not be much harm from the spring
brood oL maggots. In most cases o
very' heavy infestation of wheat by the
fly, and where it is Nesired to get the
ground down to clover, we Would be
inclined to disk at the earliest pea
sible moment, and seed to oats and
If ou' correspondent seegs fo wheat
again in the fall he -ivould ver'y likely
be troubled again with Hessiah fly ua
less hre plowed the stubble under or
burned it off immediately after takingi
off the present wheat crop. 1Evenx
then he miglit be troubled with flies
coming in from adjacent fields. Tc
prevent Hessian fly -damage, rotate
crops. Hessian fly does not hurt any
small grain to any extent except
wheat. Late fall seeding also helps
to prevent injury.
AMERICAN POTATO IS BARRED
Shortage of French Crop Being'Filled
by Importations From Other Euro.
(By CONSULI (iCNFIIRAL F''. H. MASON.)
The shortage in the French potatc
cr'op has created a deficit 'which is
being filled by large imnportations
from other E~uropean .count ries, no.
tably Great Br'itainr, Austria, Glermnany
Importations of potatoes from the
United States to France had been pro
hibited since the decreeiof 1875, which
wvas inspired by fear of the Coloradc
potato bug, until that doeeree was an
nulled on October 15, 1910, opening
ths 1rench iarkets to-potatoes fromr
the United States, provided they r
cleani, .free fronm the'gi nwhc
they-swere grown, and the pa'ckages
in which they arec shippedl conrtalir nc
sterms .or leaves of the protato plant.
As'a result of this long prIohibitiori
A~ierican p)otatoes are practically uin
known in France,, and French im
porters .have no acquaintance or~ es
tablished relations wvith American ex
porters which would enable the tradc
to ho promptly taken up since thre
withdrawval of the prohibit ory decree
Partly for this reason, and par tly be
cause many Freneh--. people have stil
a lingering dread of seome p)ossibl<
disease in American potatoes and1( dc
not even know that the prohibitiol
against them has been withdrawn
they have not yet ap~pearedl in an)
appreciable quantity on the Parir
Crop rotation, in which the legumes
such as cow peas, soy beans, vetel
and the clovers, have a promnineni
place, will build up the soil and plac<
an unprofitable farm upon a paying~
basis. ,Plan a rotation that will im
pri.-'e the fertility of the soil, and al
the same time keep up the Income
fromt the farm, This is progressive ag
SUPPORT F OfWAGON TONGUE.
Iron Rods Arranged to Strengthen
Downward and Side Movements
to Proventv Accidents.
Wagon tongues are often subjected
to great strain and it is no uncom
mon thing for them to break under
it. A Kansas genius has devised a
means to support them in both down
ward and sideways movement and to
a great extent guard against such ac
cident. A rod is run through the
front end of the wagon body and'
furnishes a grip for two hooks, each
of which Is connected to a ring by,
Iron Rods Share the Strain.
yielding rods. Running forward from
this ring is a third and larger yield.
ing rod which is connected to a clip
which encircles the wagon tongue
near the middle. The advantage of
this attachment will be readily seen.
Any strain on the wooden tongue is
shared by the iron rods, which being
made yleldable by spring parts in
their centers give just enough lee
way without allowing the tongue to
snap in two.
HOME-MADE GARDEN WEEDER
Handy Little Implement for Work
About the Farm Can Be Made
of Piece of Steel.
A home-made hand weeder for use
about the garden is shown In the ac
companying sketch. Grass and weeds
can be quickly and easily cut or
combed from about small plants by
means of the sharp saw teeth. The
end can be used as an individual
weeder, trowel, or transplanter. It is
Saw Tooth Weeder.
made of a piece of steel of about the
thickness of a garden trowel and one
Inch wide. Bend it and attach a han
die, then file or grind in the sharp
teetfi as shown.
Peas In Succession.
Peas in succession may be had In
two wvays: First, by planlting the early
kinds in installnents from one to two
weeks apart until probably three plant
ings~are made; second, by selecting
sorts that mature from a week to ten
days apart and planting them on the.
same day. For instance, plant en the
same day Alaska,' Lightning Express
and American Wonder-in ditfferpit
parts of the garde~n, if you raisoe'your
Plowing akes mor tie hnn
rowingfe tke mri ime thp.an
.Don't neglect to plant sweet corn
at least .three timnesagix is better.
Give the late-sown d+ain a formale
ltydd bath, and' raise bet-ter bushei3 and
more of themn.
"Clover seed is one of the imosi p~roflt
able crops the farmer can grow if his
la.mIl is suitable for clover.
Potatoes should never be planted on
lowv, moist 'land, as the potatoek are
sure to be soggy when cooked.
If you want n'Icc winter beets, splant
early beet seed in .July and the roots
will mature before cold weat her comtes.
D~ry, gravelly soil wvill produce well
flavored; thin-skinned, floury -pota
toes, and a rich clay loanm the largest
Cabbage does not begin to "head ump'
until cool weather comes, and early
plants do not make as flne head- as
those set later.
Cabbage needs culivai'ing very often
during the summer. This causes it to
Put out broad leaves, which will bring
big heads in the fall.
Most peole set oult their late calb
bage lalnts too early inm the season.
About the Fouth of July isi a good
tme andl early enough.
Planmt radishes a few at .a time and
often, say about five days apart. Thib'
will give a succession all simmer. Rad
ishes are good for the stomach.
When you planit. canteloui)es sowv a
bit of radish or turti st.ed in the lill.
Tlhese wvill come up first. and keel) the
b~ugs busy till the'v it~cs get a start.
Sowv tur-nips in tile row about JhA'
12, hcwing them in r-ows a foot apo.
and-. thinning to four inches apis'
In the m-nwu nae the ninnta .rat an-.d
SHERLOCK KOLM $'<
HAS A REAL RIVAL
>ETECTIVE WILLIAM J. BURNS IS
WIDELY KNOWN AS THE
AMOUS SECRET.SERVICE MAN
3ained Much Fame When He , Ran
Down Elusive* Counterfeiters for
Uncle Sam-For 25 Years He Has
Successfully Tracked Criminals.
Los Angeles, O1l.-William J. Burns,
better known as "Billy" Burns to se
,rot service operators and detectives
all over the country, and whose most
recent claim to fame was the arrest of
the McNamara brothers and Ortie Mc
Mlanigal for the long series of dyna.
Mite crimnes throughout the country,
Is an Ohio product. io was formerly
cutter in a tailor shop at Columbus.
Something over 30 years ago Burns
earned a imodest stipend as a cutter in
a tailor shop at Columbus, where the
uniforms for the police of that city
were made. John E. Murphy was chief
3f 1)olice. He and Burns became great
rriends. Often when Murphy had a
hard case he would talk it over with
Burns. After the police had worked a
wefk on a niurdgr case Burns criti
Ised the methods employed. lie told
Murphy the men worked on bad lines.
Murphy suggested Burns try his hand
and the suggestion was promptly ac
eepted. One week later Burns landed
the man and secured a confession.
Hie was taken from the cutter's bench
and made a detective, and while he
was there made his name a terror to
rimninals. After a short experience
lie went with an agency at St. Louis.
Later he became connected with the
United States secret service and han.
lied with marked results a great mass
of important work. William P. Hazen
was chief of that branch of the treas
ury when Burns was called into the of
flee during the '90s and shown an al
most perfect $100 Monroe head silver
WIllIam J. Burns.
certificate -that had been caught at
the sub-treasury at Philadelphia. A
few days later John E. WVilkie was
made chief of the secret service and
he gave Burns the work and told him
to use his own methods. It required
sixteen months' work, at the end of
that period Burns had the two engrav
ers, the men who circulated'-the'- bills,
the plates, and over a million of the
bogus notes. Hie had also dliscovbred
th4. a counterfeit equally good was al
most ready to be passed..,
Soon after this a counterfeit silver
certificate $10 bill bearing the head
of Hancock appeared at AtlantA, Ga.,
where the cotton exposition was .under
way andl many were'put in circulation.
'Iurns was put on that. A line he
picked up led to Kansas City alnd in.
volved a prominent man at the live
si~ock exchange. Thlie man was wealthy
alnd had been in business, known and
respected for 20 years. Four weeks
Burns trailed that. .man, andl, finally
madle the arrest, found incriminating
documents in his pockets and caught
$20,000 of the counterfeit bills ad
dressqd to the man at tle expresa
He cleaned up the Gen. D~e Mora
and Captain Rlequlesans g'ang that' op
eratedl in New Yo'rk 'and muanufac
turedl bogus bills5 for cih'eulation in the
central American states. le also
cleaned up the iBrockway, Ullrich andi
liradford crowd of counterfeitdrs tndi
captumrcd ald the plati's thiey ijagd in
he imanufacture .of $20 silver'certifi
Whencm San Francisco citizgns 'deed.:
ed On an in vestigation of graft condI
tions in .that cif y they went to Wash
ington to get advice abolit 'the firnm
of detectives to make the' iatestiga
tion. Chief Wilkie was asked algout
it amnd he said Burns could and would
clean It up if they empIloyed' im and
le't him alone, lie was loaned' by the
treasury dlepartment at the personal
request of President Roosevelt, and1
it ia recent hIstory how he riddled th-e
gang that lsd~ beein lumnderbIg t~mat
city, secured confessionis, snat a nun
her *o the penitentiary and upset the
1mn ..30 years of detective work Blurns~
holds tI o envIable recordi of never
hadngim~ lost a hlg case. never h'atving
shlot a man t in makinug any of the
scoires of impiortant arrests ho ..la
inade. No man hna ever shot himin
"0 !F "'
'hat fred e
that is caused by impure. impov
blood or low, run-down cordition of
stem, is burdensome and discouragind,
Do. not put up with it, but take IIood'
Sariaparilla, which removes it as nothinl
"I had that tired feeling, had no ap.
petite and no ambition to do anything. A '
friend advised me to. take Ilood's Sarsa- 's
parilla. I did so, and soon that tired
eeling was gone, I had a good appetite
and felt well. I believe Hood's saved me --
from a long illness." Mrs. B. Johnson,.
Get Hood's Sarsaparilla today. In liquid
form or in tablets called Sareatabs.
For - Zgs
72 South Pryor Street, Atlanta, n.
FOR THE TREATMENT OF DEFORMITIES
This Institute Treats Club Feet, Di.
eases of the Spine, Hip Joints, Paraly
sis, etc. Send for illustrated catalog
KNEW THEIR PLACE OF ABODE
Colored Witness Certain that Princi
pals In Lawsuit Had Not Moved
The object of the suit was to deter
mine tho ownership of a cow. One
of the witnesses was Abram Reese, a
colored man who had worked for the
plaintiff. "I will ask you, Mr. Reese,"
said the attorney for the defendant,
"if you were present when the ex
change In question was consummniat
ed?" "I didn't see nuafin' o' dat kind,
mistuh." "Perhaps you don't under
stand me. Were you there when the
trade was made?" "Yes, suh; I wus
dah w'en Mist' Hibbs done trade de
buggy for Mist' Simmons' cow."
"Wasn't there a different understand
Ing between them at some later per
lod?" "De unde'standin' 'tween 'em
wuz all right, suh." "I mean, Mr.
Reese. did they ever trade back?"
"Not as I know, suh." "So far as you
know, then, everythiug remMis iR
statu quo?" "No, suh,". a.Td Atf a, Mr
With much positiveness, "d'ey's bofa of
'em still in Hawkensville."-Youth's
: Who She Was..
-"Well," laughed Squiggles, ;"some
-men never know when they are.
snubbed! That lady you juist spokce
to was about as dlistant as they make
'em in her greeting."
"Well, wvhy shouldn't she be?" re
torted .Jabbers. "She's a distant rela
tiye of mine."
"No--by divorce. She got rid ofnme
at Sionx Falls back in 1898."-Har
per's Weekly.- -
"When a Wife Is Cruel."
-'The husband rushed into the room -
where his wife was sitting.
"My dear," said lie, excitedly,
"guesqs what! Intelligence has just
''The wife gave a jump at thid point:
rushed t9 her husbandi, and, kissing
iimi fervently, interrupted, with -
"Welf, thank heaven, Hnirry!~
May make a cake "fit for.
the Queen," while another
only succeeds in making a
"pretty good cake" from the
It's a matter of skill!
' People appreciate, who
have once tasted.'
A delicious food made of
White Corn---flaked and
toa'sted to a delicate, crisp
brown -to the." ue'
Post Toasties are served
direct from the package with
cream .or milk, and sugar if
A .breakfust favorite!
"The Mem~ory Lingers"
Postum Cereal Company, Ltd.
Batte Cree.k, M:cL,