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Aunt Silly Burries Berni
Mayo in the Boiling Sprii
It was a solemn and awful
witnessed alone by God and n?
the boat which drifted down
Springs in the moonlight, be
one weird bent and grotesque
other so silent, so white, so pa
in its dead loveliness. Not a
was stirring, not a sound hearc
the splash splash, of the old wo;
oars, as her boat, with it^ ^sfr
beautiful burden, drifted ovei
curious, transparent body of v
drifted until it reached B<
?Springs then veered about and
Gently and easy, as if it had
<a babe, the old woman lifted
little body. Something of her
, . had departed in the placid smil<
the dead face. Tears rolled <
her dusky face as she bent for
in obedience to the girls curiou
quest. For a moment the bod;
Bernice Mayo rocked to and fr
the bosom of the water, upon w
its happiest moments had been sj
The dead face smiled and the w?
?of hair gle?med in the mooni
like a sheen of gold. Every pe
was visible in the depths belo"!
Suddenly, as if ny magic, the t
began sinking. The boiling of
.spring had ceased, showing a p<
liar fissure in the roock from wi
the strange bodies of the water ca
The fissure slowly divided,'took
.dead body and closed again, shuti
-every vestige of it from view.
Lord, A'mighty, dat chile a ai
sho nuf. She muss done talk to
Lawd. She knowd how all dat gw
be," muttered the old lady, as
rowed back to her cabin in the mo
light. A mocking bird on the oppoi
shore sent forth a flood of silv
melody. "Hear dat now", mutte
Aunt Silly, "dat bird done sen<
de weddin song fer de bridegro
Come on Claire Duglass, yo, lil
bride am waitin fo you."
The day following the death
Bernice Mayo was one never to
forgotten by the* citizens
Ocala. Claire Duglass had just
turned after a year's absence. '.
found his beautiful Cousin (wh<
.his father destined to be his wif
- a guest at the home of his fath
"Claire", said his father, as thej^.1
gered over the breakfast table,
' have a fine skiff at Silver Sprin
and I wish you to take your cous
for a row this morning, and by t
permission of you young people
will be one of the party."
"Delightful, TJrfcle," cried the gi:
and Claire, while he turned a trif
pale at the thought of returning
the spot where all that had giv<
color to his life had transpired, cou
Claire Duglass lqoked unusual
handsome as the party drifted dow
Silver Springs in the April sunshir
but there was a curious palor on h
face, and the uncle and niece wei
left to carry on all the conversatioi
What a contrast the blooming gi
in the April sunshine bore to th
one in the solemn moonlight, wh
_had drifted over the same water th
evening before. As the skiff neai
ed Boiling Springs the party note
a little boa; hovering over it. Th
boat was rowed by Aunt Silly an
other occupant was an old woma
whose eyes were swollen with weer,
ing. The skiff paused beside the lil
tie rev; beat,- and the occupants
each gazed into the curious trans
parent depths below. Suddenly th
niece cried out, "Oh, see, that look
like a hand!" Plainer and more vis
ible it grew, the little white han?
with its gold chain locked about th<
slender wrist. "Ah little hand, Gain
Duglass would have known yoi
among ten thousanei hands," saic
. Claire, his face as white as death anc
gasping as though choking. All wer?
intent upon the scene below wher
suddenly the boiling of the wate]
ceased, and out upon a rock in thc
transparent depths lay Bernice Maye
her golden hair floating on the sane
and her dead face smiling placidly
as if at last a halo of peace had de
cended upon the tired spirit and the
broken heart at last found rest.
With a wild cry that pierced even
the heart of the mother, who for the
last time is. life gazed upon the dead
face of her child, Claire dashed over
into the spring and dived to the
1 depths to take his little dead love
in his arms. Then once more the
rocks divided andi closed shutting
from view forever the lovers, who
lay locked in each others embrace.
Again the water whirled and boiled
in its mad fury, as if to defy the
puny will of man who would have
separated ?vhat God had joined to
A3^for the first tims the secret
bridle chambers pf Silver Springs has
been made known to the world, it
will be interesting to the future
visitors, as they approach that part
; . i,
of .it known as "Boiling Springs,"
to note in the whir of water beneath
the only part of the water not per
The constant shower of tiny pearl
like sholls poured "forth from the
fissure in the rock,, and which Aunt
Silly says are the jewels the angels
gave Bernice Mayo upon her wed
ding morning when her lover join
ed her in their fairy palace in Sil
There is, too, a curious flower
growing in the Springs, a flower
with a leaf like a lily, and a blossom
shaped like an orange blossom. Its
peculiar waxy whiteness and yellow
petals are like Bernice Mayo's face
"Bernice Mayo's bridle wreath."
and hair, and Aunt Silly calls them
Thei'e is a legend among the young
people of Ocala that a woman pre
sented with one of these blossoms
will become a bride before the close
of the year.
J. Russell Wright.
Shall the People Rule? ,*
The killing of the manager of a
theater in Jacksonville, Florida, by
robbers last Saturday night was one
of dozens of atrocious crim?s report
ed in the dispatches last Sunday and
Monday. The Jacksonville robber
was captured and a crowd assembled
around the jail but consequently
dispersed. The man was not lynched
and would not have been lynched.
Now what will happen? Will the
man be defended by shrewd-lawyers
and will the case drag a weary length
from court .to court ? When a white
man commits a crime, no matter how
wicked, and is convicted by a jury,
does not motion for a new trial and
appeal invariably follow?
How much correspondence is to
be observed between the heinous
ness of a crime and certainty, swift
ness and severity of punishment?
Whenever honest, substantial and
resolute people of the state shall
form the habit of convicting the
guilty and shall simplify their laws,
so that they shall not be the play
things of adroit lawyers, crimes will
We do not hold the lawyers re
sponsible for conditions. If the peo
ple who elect legislators- have not
laws and governments so that law
yers shall not outwit them, it is
Judged by the prevailing symptoms
that outcrop in newspapers every
day, this country^ is now in a state
of semi-barbarism and if there be a
majoi-ity of^ good citizens who be
lieve in civilization they are not alive
to it and refuse to awake to it. Most
of the murderers that are turned
loose are relaesed because the poe
loose are relaesed because the poe
ple themselves do not want them
It is the business of the people to
make the laws, to elect the judges
and the governor.
When the people turn to lynching
because they have been circumven
ted by their own hired servants', the
sole explanation is that the people
ire not fit for civilized government.
If there 'be any escape from the
'.Ogic of this conclusion what, in
eaven's name, is it?-The State.
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I FARM' I
j LIVE STOCK !
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MUCH LOSS IN BEEF CATTLE
Average Price Per Head Dropped
From $44.22 in 1919 to $31.41 in
1921-Hogs Also Drop.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Beef citttle on faniis lost in average
value per head from January 1, 1919.
to January 1, 1921, all that they
gained during the participation of the
United States in the World war and
more than half as much again, accord
ing to tlie bureau of crop estimates,
United States Department of Agricul
ture. The loss occurred mostly in 1920.
This has been established beyond dpubt
by the recent annual investigation of
prices of farm animals per head made
by tile bureau. The average price per
head, all ages, of cattle other than
milk cows was $35.92 in 1017, $44.22 in
1919. and $31.41 in 1921. On January
1, last year, the farm price was $4.51
below that of 1917. some months be
fore this country declared war.
In the case of swine on farms, the
average price per head, all ages, de
clined in the two years 1919 and 1920,
'88 per cent of the gain-in 1917 .and
1918, and two-thirds of the decline
was in 1920.
From 1916 to 1919, the average farm
value of the product of corn per acre
increased from $21.67 to $38.54. The
corn crop of 1920, taking the average
value of the product of one acre, fell
to $20.93, and this drop not only wiped
! out the gain of the preceding three
years but perceptibly exceeded it The
Cattle on a Southern Range.
commonly used percentage of decline
since the break in price began, fails to
discover this fact, because a percent
age of decline from a higher number
is not comparable with a percentage
of gain during the preceding years,
which is Jbased on a comparatively
FARM* DOG IS ?tSO PUREB?O
Ohio Farmer Keeps Registered Cattle
and Hogs-Poultry Entirely
of Pure Breeding.
Of 95 head of live stock on an Ohio
farm. 90 are purebred, according to
the owner, who is co-operating with
the, United States Department of Agri
culture in the bettef-sires movement.
His statement of the pure breeding is
verified by two other live stock own
A registered Aberdeen^lngus bull
and a registered Du roc-Jersey boar are
kept. One grade Angus cow and four
crossbred maret; are the only stock
not purebred. The poultry "are en
tirely Barred Plymouth Rocks of pure
breeding. The farm dog, a beagle, is
TREES THRIVE IN ODD LAND
Hillside, Corners and Waste Strips
Can Be Made Quite Useful In
By planting hillsides, odd corners
on the farm where a road or rail- '
road has cut it off and places where
erosion has been had, a good return
on such au investment can be gotten.
If ?and is subject to overflow cotton
wood will grow and it will in a short
time furnish desirable ronph lumber.
tyift woods, make excellent fence
posts when treated with creosote and
have been found to Jast over ion years
which makes them desirable from the.
standpoint of cost.
SUMMER ATTENTION TO HOGS
Foundation Laid at This Time to Be
gin Things Necessary for Cheap
Production of Pork.
You may think that your hog crop
needs the least of your thought i:nd
attcn>ion during the summer months,
but it would pay many pork producers
immensely to give deeper thought to
this summer handling of the herd than
they do, for at this time can easily
be laid the foundation of successful
avoidance of many troubles as well as
to begin some things necessary for
cheap pork production.
SUPERIORITY OF SUGAR BEET
Authoritative Reports and Opinions
on Feeding Value of By-Products
*or Live Stock.
There is now available a consid
erable library of authoritative reports
and opinions on live stock feeding with
sugar beet by-products. Experiments
extec*i:">g over a term of year? have
been conducted, showing rite compara
tive superiority of these feeds.
Excessive Labor Costs and Work
ing Conditions Chief Causes
NO CONTROL OVER EXPENSE
Prices and Wages Fixed by Govern-,
ment Leave Lijtle Scope for
Washington, D. C.-In testifying be
fore the Senate Committee on Inter
state Commerce in the general inves
tigation into the ^railroad situation,
witnesses for the railroads contended
(1) The costs of operation are nb
normal, owing chiefly to wage scales
established by the government which
exceed wages paid for similar work in
other industries, and to wasteful labor
costs, often for work not done, en
forced upon the railroads by the so
called "National Agreements.^
(2) That 07% cents oiU vOf every
dollar of operating expensesNn 1920
were at prices fixed directly by the
government, or by general market con
ditions and over which the railroad
managements had no control.
(5) That the general business de
pression was not due to the high
freight rates, but to the lack of buy
ing both here and abroad.
/One of the most striking facts
Drought out in the testimony present
ed by the first witness, Julius Krutt
schnltt, chairman of the hoard of di
rectors of the Southern Pacific, was
the following, in explanation of the
chief reason for the Increase in op
erating expenses since 1910:
"The labor" bill of the carriers In
1916 (which was before the Adamson
law took effect) stood at $1,468,570,394.
In 1920 "it was $3,698,216,351, ' an In
crease of $2^29,839,957.
"The increase by years since 1916
has been as follows:
Increase in 1917.$270,905,748
Increase in 1918. 874,331,209
^Increase in 1919. 229,315,081
Increase in 1920.* 855,087,919
or an aggregate Increase
since 1016 of.$2,220,839,057
Exhibits were placed before the
committee showing that for the rail
roads of the whole country, increased
expenses in 1920 over 1919 were as
Actual expenses for 1920.$6,163,138,341
Actual expenses for 1919 . 4,667,774,131
Inc. for 1920 over 1919.$1,495,364,210
Mr. Kruttschnitt, in showing how
little control the railroads had over
necessary expon ri i tu res, said:
"Sixty-four cents out of every dol
lar <::' operating expenses were, In
1920, i/:iid out to labor, and the wages
of laborare fried by the government.
' "Fifteen'' cents out of every dollar
of operating expenses was paid for
materials and supplies at .prices fixed
by the government.
"Three and one-half cents out of
every dollar was paid for other ex
penses incurred hy the governm- .t in
the first two months of 1920.
"A total, therefore, of S2% cents v':t
of every dollar of operating expenses
for 102(1 was paid out at prices direct
ly fixed hy the government.
'The remainder, up to 97J4 cents,
was for materials and supplies, pur
chased at prices fixed by general mar
ket conditions and beyond the power
of the railroads to control."
To illustrate how labor costs were
inflated by the "National Agreements"'
entered into during federal control,
fixing rules and working conditions,
the following examples were cited:
1. Thc Pore Marquette Railway was
compelled tn pay s:t.30l in bach pay
to four employees because their titles
under these agreements were ohanped
by :i d'-dHion of the .1 director General,
while the nature Of tln-ii^ duties and
the volume of their work remained
2. A car repairer on tho Virginian
Railway was paid $1.000 for work he
never did. He was laid off with other
employees because there was no work
for him lo do. When he became en
titled under his "seniority rights" to
be re-employed, he received back pay
3. Thf Shop Cmf*" Armement pro
vides that when employers ar?;' re
quire.I to cluck in and out on their
own time they will bo paid for one
. hour extra at the close of each week,
no matter how few hours they may
have worked. This rule in the first
six months of 192*? cost the railways
$C,50n.000, or at rate of $13,000,000 a
?1. On the Chesapeake & Ohio Rail
road piecework car repairers docreas- '
ed 41.4 per cent and airbrake repair
ers. 33.4 per cent in efficiency under a
guarantee of a fixed minimum rate
5. On the abolition of piece work
on the Union Pacific Railroad in the
wheel shop at Omaha. Nebr., the time
required for the same work was in
creased 31.9 per cent and the output
was cut down 24 per cent: and in a
coach-cleaning . yard at Denver the
time required was increased 38.8 per
cent fand the.output decreased 28 ?er
6. Southern Pacific employeen,
whoso sole duty was to keep watch
on stationary engines anil to stop the
engine in case anything went wrong,
were reclassified by Director General
as '"e'ectrical workers." one man on
the Salt Lake division being given
back pay of $2,381, another $2,094.
another $2,009. another $2.003,'and six
others amounts varying from $1,500
to $1,900. ,
7. Under the present classification
rules of the shop crafts, in order to
change a nozzle tip in the front end
of a locomotive lt is necessnry to call
a boiler maker and his helper to open
the door, because that is boiler mak
ers' work; to call a pipeman and his
helper to remove the blower pipe,
because that is pipemen's work: and
call a machinist and his helper to re
move the tip,"because that is ma
chinists' work: also for the same force
to be employed for putting in the new
Questioned by Senator Poindexter,
Mr. Kruttschnitt stated that these'in
stances might be increased indefinite
ly and were characteristic on railroads
of th ii -country, as a result of the
"Agieoinents" left over from federal
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