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fanners agree to spread it on their i and kerosene and hauled over the
fields. Here's the recipe:
Bran, 20 lbs.; paris green, 1 lb.;
syrup, 2 qts.; oranges or lemons, 3;
water, 3 gals. Mix and scatter thin
in the morning.- The hoppers love it
dearly as breakfast cereal. They eat
it and turn up their toes.
Oklahoma favors the "hopper
dozer." It's a long, fiat, open tank,
mounted on runners, filled with water
fields by horses. The hoppers jump
up, fall into the kerosene and perish
miserably to the extent of 15 bushels
a day per hopperdozer.
George A. Dean, Kansas state bug
ologist, says the pest absolutely can
be exterminated by these methods
with the efficient aid of chickens and
young hogs, which consider hoppers
a great delicacy.
ABRAHAM INVENTED THE PLOW YEARS AGO
Philadelphia, July 15. The Uni
versity of Pennsylvania owns what
is believed' to be the first picture of
the plow invented by Abraham 50
Abraham's plow is a combination
seeder and planter and three men
were necessary to operate it
The picture was engraved on brick
which has been unearthed recently,
and plows of the same kind are used
in Babylonia just as they were 5,000
The Book of Jubilees, which was
published in the second century B.
C, tells how the Babylonians were
punished when they yielded to Satan.
Birds were sent to eat the grain
which they had sowed in their fields,
and, according to the authority cited,
when they repented, Abraham de
vised this implement so that the peo
ple need no longer fear the ravens.
The apparatus had an attachment
which reached through to the
ground as a tube and into which the
seeds were poured.
A PAIR. 6F PANT?
North German Lloyd line reports
that, the past year, its passengers
consumed 1,720,634 quarts of beer,
112,211 bottles of still wine and
302,521 bottles of champagne. Cross
ing the ocean isn't sa awfully slow as
a joy ride.