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WHEN HE MADE RECORD JUMP
Youngster Was Trying to Escape Dog
He Thought Was Mad, So There
Was Abundant Reason.
Commander C. B. Fry. who has tem
porarily relinquished athleticism iu or
der to train boys for the navy, de
scribed to me the other day how he
first came to discover his ability ns
"When quite a youngster," he said,
"I was one day strolling along close to
oar house, when there came bounding
along the road in my direction an ex
ceedingly wicked-looking terrier I had
recently become possessed of.
"The animal was foaming at the
mouth and showed other unmistakable
signs of excitement and distress. Hy
drophobia was rife in the district at
the time. A horrid fear gripped me.
Turning swiftly aside. I took the ditch
and hedge bordering the road in one
wild leap, landed safely in an or
chard on the other side, and was up a
plum tree a few seconds later.
"The dog, however, followed through
a gap in the hedge and sat at the bot
tom of the tree, but he brought a toad
!n his mouth, and I perceived he was
not mad beyond the degree of trying to
eat the toad. So I came down, and
went to have a look at the hedge I
bad jumped over.
"It was much higher than my head,
not to mention the ditch. It was many
Xears before I jumped as high again."
?R0N FOUNDRY IN WAR AREA j
How Wome France Are "Doing
Their Lit" to Keep the Wheels
of Industry Moving.
An Interesting narration of opera
tion under unique and difficult condi
tions of an iron foundry in the war
area is given by the correspondent of
a British paper writing from the firing
line in France. He relates: One does
not see much foundry work out here,
but a few weeks ago I was billeted in
a town near by, and actually saw a
cupola in f?ll blast. I at once got per
mission to have a look around, and
was greatly surprised at what I saw.
The foundry was a very primitive af
fair-just a little jobbing shop-and
was mostly run by French women and
girls, superintended by a few men.
These women were making work up to
three or fo?r hundred pounds in
weight, and in a little side shop some
half dozen women were making com
ponent parts of machinery by the
simple method of bedding-in. I after
ward saw some of the finished work,
and it would put to shame the work
done by many of our so-called molders
at home. The women work in ordi
nary dress, and work very clean and
exact in both iron and brass, and aJso
under shell fire and air raids. In the
shop was a great hole where a Ger
iran had dropped a bomb the night be
fore, but the women still worked on.
* Reservoir Dams in Tunis.
\ Already the French are looking for
ward to the rapid development of the
province of Tunis In Africa. Accord
ing to a civil engineer who has been
investigating the matter there are
. about 3? localities in that country
where dams could be constructed, with
reservoir capacities ranging from 3.
000,000 to 400.000.000 cubic meters, and
water power ranging from 30 to 6,000
horse power of continuous energy. The
engineering difficulties are stated to
be small in comparison wi'h those of
dams already built in Europe and the
United States, and the utilization of
the water for irrigation, electrical
power, and in one case canal naviga
tion is estimated to furnish a good
margin of profit. The numerous ruins
of Roman dams found In Tunis show
by what methods the country became
"the granary of Rome" under the em
pire and the ruins of large cities, with
coliseums, bath and temples of great
size standing in what are now bared
?lalns. are evidence of tho success of
the organized methods of irrigation of
those ancient times.
Made Brave Rescue.
Once a terror to mariners, Minots
tight, which stands on a reef off Bos
ton harbor, has another thrilling story
added to its history, says the Popular
Mechanics magazine. Three days be
fore Christmas. Captain Octavius
Kearney, the keeper, approached the
tower In his motorboat, which was
loaded with provisions and fuel ob
tained on the mainland. As tho craft
drew up, it was overturned by the
waves that were breaking over the base
of the structure, leaving the captain
battling alone in a tossing maelstrom
of icy water. The assistant keeper was
lowered on a rope from the door fifty
feet above. He managed to seize the
drowning man before lt was too Icte,
and both men were pulled from the
water by their companions to the door
way high in the tower.
Great Apple Industry.
The apple industry In the United
States today represents a stupendous
commercial achievement. It had
grown to 60.000,000 barrels in 1916:
it dropped to 28,000,000 in 1911, and
?rent up again to 40,000,000 barrels in
1912. From this date forward there Is
a continual increase In the production,
for the great cities of the world are
.rying for apples, and people every
where are Just beginning to apprehend
jBhe actual value of this delicate fruit.
fffe are turning backward to our heri
fcge, for in the days of our great
grandfathers the common adage was:
??n apple a day will keep the docto**
.way." Fruit as a part of the diet
iiepresents a most health-giving ele
?ec t.-Chr i s ? an^Herald.
CAPTIVE BALLOON !
By EDNA PRICE WALLER.
(Copyright, 1918, Weitem Newspaper Union.;
"Love will find a way, Josiah."
"Not in this case, unless I am the
pilot and guide. I have brought up
my dead cousin's daughter. Winnie,
since she was ten. I've seen to her
education. She's a smart girl, though
sometimes willful. I want te see her
start in life right."
Josiah Leggett's neighbor smiled se
cretly. He knew, as did all the town, the
old schemer handled a small income
that came to Winnie, and undoubtedly
benefitted by the same. Furthermore,
Winnie was an apt little housekeeper.
"I have tried to bring Winnie and
the clerk in my brother's store, Lem
Dysart, together, because he is a sav
ing, respectable young fellow. Winnie
has had a notion about Rodney Blake.
I've nipped his young affections in thc
"Blake is a pretty fine young man,
all the same," observed the neighbor,
and the speaker went his way mental
ly comparing young Blake with tho
carrotty-headed, undersized Lem Dy
sart. Meantime, Winnie was going
through a vivid ordeal. Her guardian
watched her as a cat does a mouse.
He had refused to allow Blake to call
at the house, and Dysart was a fre
quent visitor. She despised the latter
as much as she admired the manly ob
ject of her choice. They met, but un
"It's got to end!" Rodney declared
forcibly. "You are old enough to know
your own mind and act upon lt. Let
us make a bold dash and end this
"Oh, Rodney! You don't mean to
elope?" gasped Winnie.
"Why not? They are driving us to
that as the only outcome, aren't they?1*/
"We are watched so closely. See,
Rodney, there is Mr. Leggett now. He
will see us," but Rodney slipped past
a hedge with the hurried parting
"Be sure to see me tomorrow. I
have a plan I want to tell you abxNut"
The plan was the outcome of a
suggestion made by an old boyhood
friend of Rodney, one Bob West They
had not met for five years until the
day previous, when Rodney luid come
across West on the street They had
a pleasant chat, and West divulged
the fact that he was advance agent of
a circus which was to pitch Its tent
at the edge of the town Saturday.
Rodney told him what he had on his
mind; Winnie, always Winnie, and
West showed a sympathetic interest
"Why, say," he remarked wifh
friendly ardon, "I can help you out in
a big way-the balloon,"
"I don't quite understand," said Rod
"We have one. It goes up a thou
sand feet every afternoon. We adver
tise to give fifty dollars te any coopte
who will make the ascent with a cler
gyman and consent to be married way
up In the clouds."
Rodney left his ing?ni?es friend,
filled with suppressed excitement He
managed to get a lengthy note to Win
nie. He was around the circus before
the Saturday afternoon performance.
Winnie had induced her guardian to
allow her to attend the entertainment
The latter, however, insisted that he
"Here's your ticket" he saidt; "re
served seat near the band stand. I've
invited Lem, and as soon as he ar
rives we'll come in and make a regu
lar family group-he! he!"
And then he strolled about, and Win
nie disappeared past the ticket taker,
but as soon as her guardian was out
of sight, darted out again, and two
minutes later entered the tent before
which the giant balloon was swaying.
Inside was Rodney, and she fluttered
to his side and was introduced to
West, and the man in. charge of the
"Don't get scared, little one," spoke
the latter, a good-natured, fatherly
looking man. "Everything is arranged
to a T. Now, then, Mr. Blake, just
tog up in that false beard and wig.
And yo*|, young lady, cover your pretty
face with this flowing bridal veil.
When I sp<*ak the word come out
quickly, and hustle into the balloon
basket before anybody recognizes
Josiah Leggett spent half an hour
looking for Dysart. He came across
him, with several hundred others, star
ing aloft at the balloon, which was de
scending from its aerial ascent
"I say, why wasn't you on time?"
censured Josiah. "Here Winnie has
been inside the tent half an bone
Come on In, or they'll AH up oar j
"Just a minute," spoke Dysart, eoo
tinalng to gape aloft "This is lots of
fun. Let's have a glimpse of the happy
couple when they alight*
The wedding party was being borne
gracefully to the ground. There was
the man engineering the balloon. The
bridegroom had removed his false
beard and wig and was smiling into
the face of the bride, her enveloping
veil now drawn aside. The clergyman,
all smiles, held his hands over their
heads, delivering his blessing.
"Now hear the crowd guy them," be
gan Dysart and theo he clutched the
arm of his companion and nearly fell
"Winnie !" gasped Josiah, and it vses
his turn to collapse.
And then, instead of guying, as the
crowd recognized Winnie, whom half
the town adored, and Rodney, their
prime favorite, they realized the situa
tion folly, and amid enthusiastic
cheers the happy twain stepped to ter
ra firma, man and wife.
STRAW FOR FEEDING CATTLE
Indiana Experiment Station Conducted
Experiment to Test Va'ue-Va
rious Rations Given.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
In an experiment conducted at the
Indiana experiment station to test the
feeding value of oat straw it was found
that a ration of corn silage, corn, and
cottonseed meal was just as valuable
Superior Beef Type.
for economy and extent of gains when
used with oat straw as when fed with
clover hay. As such a ration is exten
sively used in various parts of the
United States its practical value can
readily be seen. Straw and stover are
especially valuable for the wintering
of breeding herds of beef cattle, and
should form a large part of their feed
Rations suitable for different classes
of beef ,cattle are as follows :
Rations for Breeding Cows.
Eat km 1:
Straw, TO pounds.
Silage, 20 pounds.
Cottonseed or linseed meal, 1 pound
Straw. 20 pounds.
Cottonseed or oil cake, 2 pounds.
Straw, 10 pounds.
Shock corn, 10 pounds.
Cottonseed meal or linseed meal, : -
Stover. 35 pound^
Cottonseed or Unseed oil meal, *
Rations for Feeding 1,000-Pound Fat
Straw, 5 pounds.
Silage, IS pounds.
Corn, 12 pounds.
Straw, 8 pounds.
Legume hay. 6 pounds.
Cottonseed cake or linseed cake, \
Stover, TO pounds.
Silage, 15 pounds.
Corn, 12 pounds.
Straw. ? pounds.
Stover, 15 pounds.
Corn, 6 pounds.
Cottonseed meal, 9 pounds.
In these rations various other feeds
may be substituted. In the rations
given for wintering breeding cows defi
nite quantities of straw and stovei
are given. In actual feeding such fig
ures should be somewhat disregarded
and the cattle given as much roughagi
as they will consume.
Yearlings may be fed three-fourths
the ration for breeding cows and maj
be expected to come through the win
ter In fair to good condition.
For fattening animals straw should
always be within reach so that the ani
mal may eat at will. They will usualls
eat from three to five pounds daily.
ATTENTION TO COLT'S FEET
Examine Them Carefully Whether on
Pasture or in Barn-Keep Toes
Loot .frequently at the feet of the
colts, whether on the pasture or in
the barn, and remedy tilings before
they get bad. Keep the toes trimmed
down to the proper length and do not
allow the heels to run over and get
round. . If the feet are kept rounded
on the toe and of the proper length,
the tendency, to split and crack will be
reduced to a minimum. In the stable
the feet should be frequently cleaned
and trimmed and the frog kept in its
S9UND ROUGHAGE FOR SHEEP
If Carefully Fed and Pastured Alfalfe
lc Excellent for All CJasses
of Uve Stock.
Alfalfa, if carefully fed and pas
tared, is one of the best roughages
for sheep. Tbe rapid Increase In the
production of alfalfa In the United
States during recent years has resulted
In a more careful study of its possi
bilities as a food for all classes of live
?tock. Formerly it was used primarily
as a cattle feed, but now lt ls used as 1
a feed for horses, swine and sheep.
There are 90,000,000 of us in the United States-all in the
family of our own Uncle Sam.
And Uncle Sam needs money-your money-everybody's
money. He doesn't ask you to give it to him; he wants to borrow
and pay you interest for it
Maybe you didn't have $50 or $100 to lend him in Liberty
Bonds, but surely you have 25 cents. If we, all of us, buy one
thrift stamp-just one stamp apiece-that is $22,500,000, and if
everyone of us buys $4.12 worth-25 cents worth from time to
time for sixteen times-that's $370,800,000.
Your pin money does help. Doesn't it?
We don't know how. much money you have-how much
how little. It doesn't matter, anyway. For it is getting to a point
that every man-every woman-every boy-every girl-must
make the business of helping win this war-the most important
thing on earth.
Like the Liberty Bonds, the war savings certificates bear
4% interest. On January 1,1923 each certificate will be worth $5.
These stamps are exchangeable at face value plus accumulated
interest at any time between now and January 1,1923.
You can buy from your mail carrier or at the Post Office.
Buy your first one today.
ThiM Advertisement Paid for and Donated by
The Bank of Trenton
Surplus and Undivided Profits $9,000
WHAT Are They?
They are War Savings Stamps.
They are of two kino's-United States Thrift Stamps (25c each). United States War
Savings Stamps ($4.12 plus 1 cent for each month since January).
Sixteen U. S. Thrift Stamps plus from 12 to 23 cents in cash will purchase a War Savings
Stamp, which when affixed to a War Savings Certificate is the guarantee of the Gov
ernment and the people of the United States to repay on January 1, 1923, the full
amount with interest at 4% compounded quarterly.
The U. S. Thrift card is a pocket-sized card given free^of charge to purchasers of U. S.
The War Savings Certificate is a pocket-sized folder given to holders of War Savings Stamps.
War Savings Stamps are as safe as the United States.
WHY:> Should I Buy Them?
Because we are at war; ." "
Because the more we save, the more labor and material will be available for the use of the
government and for the support of our army;
Because we must have dollars as well as men in the fight for freedom;
Because they establish the soundest and simplest basis of saving, which is the key te
Because there is no safer investment in the world; '
Because War Savings Stamps must increase each month in value.
HOW Casi I My Them?
As simple as'buying postage stamps.
This is the simplest security ever offered by a great government to its people. Any man,
woman or child who can save twenty-five cents can obtain at any Postofiice or cank a
U. S. Government Thrift Stamp and a thrift card to which to attach it This starts you
as an investor, and puts you behind the Government
WHEN Shall I Buy "lieut?
Buy them NOW, because the cost increases one cent every month after January 31,1918.
The sooner you buy them the less they cost \
The price of War Savings Stamps increases one cent each month until in December, 1918,
when the price is $4.23.
The cost is aslfollows:
Jan..$4.12 Apr..$4.15 Jory.$4.18 Oct..$4.21
Feb.4.13 May.4.16 Aug..4.19 Nov.. 4.22
Mar..4.14 Jone.4.17 Sept.4.20 Dec. 4.23
Nb commissions are charged to you, or paid to any one.
Our soldiers and sailors may give their lives; you are asked only to lend your money.
WHERE Can I Buy Them?
At any Postofiice, Bank, Trust Company, and many other authorized selling
Every Stamp Helps to Save a Life!
Every Stamp Helps to End the War!
mR SAVINGS STAMPS
ISSUED BY THE
This Advertisement Contributed by
S. H. fflanget, General Merchandise, Trenton, S. C.