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WOHrrlfbt, 1117, Weitcrn Nwppr Union.)
Ben nntl Jim Covertlnlc wcro twin
brothers nnd thouph of nn old and very
rpectnblc family, wcro poor,
An uncle In South America died nnd
left them n coffee plantation. The be
Wncst wns made with the provision
Ithat they live on the property nnd
Wevclop It. It wns nnt worth much,
but mvlit be n.nde vnluaMc.
Ben wns disposed to try n business
Mfeeme at home nnd forfeited bis sbnra
f the lnherltnncp by remnln'nff where
he wns. Jim toolc up the jr-crty in
Ben lived with n wldo-rcd sister,
who sopn nfter died, lenvlug her broth'
r a little four-yenr-old f,'lr'
At the nee of fifteen '.lu fjlrl, Adcle
"Wcntherby, beenme her cycle's house
keeper. There wns n sincere nffcctloj
between uncle nnd niece, the relation
between them belnff more like that be
tween father nnd daughter.
When Adelo wns seventeen years old
iber uncle paid some attention to Miss
Mildred ConynRhnm, a youmj lady or
(the fnshlnnnble set
When Sir. Covcrdale wns nbout fifty
wears old he fell 111. Miss Conyngham
'visited him frequently nnd sent dell
cades. lie wns devotedly nursed by
Adcle for months, when unfortunntely
he nlso fell 111. It wns then that Miss
iConyngham betook herself, bag nnd
baggage to the Covcrdnle home to
care for the Invalids, not waiting for
jib Invitation or even their permission
Both Invalids were III a long while
mad Miss Conyngham was unremitting
Uji her nttentlons to them.
Meanwhile Jim Covcrdale In South
Anicrlcn had prospered.
The only knowledge of Jim Cover
(file's growing wealth that ever
(reached, his native town came' In this
(wise: A man who had been to South
America met Miss Conyngham and she
asked him If be had ever seen or
'beard anything of a Jim Coverdale llv
ilng in Brazil?
"Yes," was the reply, "I have been
n his plantations."
"Yes, I suppose he has a dozen of
them. Jim Covcrdale Is an enormously
At this point of the story several
Important matters connected with it
'cenrred very near together. Jim
'Coverdale sold out his property In Bra
ail and left for his former home in the
United States. Before his depnrture
be made n will leaving nil he possessed
to his brother. This will he sent, by a
different steamer from the ope on
which he sailed, to his brother's lawyer.
John Williams, with Instructions to
say nothing about it. The ship on
which Jim Coverdale sailed was lost
In a storm nnd all on board went down
Ben Coverdale died a month nfter
rthe arrlvnl of the will, but he never
bw of liis Inheritance. Then came
imwls of. the shipwreck nnd Jim Cov
ferdale's name In the list of passengers.
When Ben Coverdale's will was
Upened it was found that his small
'f rop'erty was left to Adele.
' When Miss Conyngham heard of the
'ieath of Jim Coverdale she felt cer-
rin he had left his property to Ms
C. Ben. Hearing of Jim Cover-
dale's dealHTMr. Williams opencu me
will and announced to Adele that she
was the owner of a princely fortune.
Then came Miss Conyngham with a
statement that Ben Coverdale had told
er that In a codicil to his will he had
Irft her a third of his property.
The fact was, Miss Conyngham
Knowing that Jim Coverdale was rich,
that he was dead and had doubtless
left his property to his brother, tried
to Indued" Ben Coverdale to marry her.
Tailing in that she used nil her ener
gies to induce him to leave her n por
tion of his possessions. Coverdale.
finally yielded and sent for. hjs so-.
When the will was admitted to prd
fcate It was evident that something
bad been torn from It. This soon be
came n matter of general knowledge
and Immediately the friends of Adelo
Weatherby and those of Miss Conyng
ham were pitted against each other.
Up to tills time the contents of
James Coverdale's will were unknown
to nnyone but Adele nnd the attorney,
who had It In hlg keeping.
Fofa'tlme neither admitted nor de
Wed that any codicil was attached to
the wtfi. Later the attorney acknowl
edged that there had been a codicil and
that It had been torn off, but this ad
Mission was made only to Miss Conyng
knm. She was assured that she would
not be benefited by Its production nnd
she was advised not to compel him to
This was the end of the matter till
the case came Into court nnd sir. wu
linms was called upon to stato If tho
win lmd been mutilated, lie proauceu
" will nnd n fragment, which he
f.hov.w' had been torn from It by tho
lagged edges of cuch pnper which flt
fod into tho ether. Then ho proceeded
to rend tho fragment:
"Tn lie loft nttached to this will only
Mildred Conynclmm attempts
of mv nrooerty. She took
Advantage of my Illness nnd that of
my niece to come Into this house uu
bidden and tried to dominate both of
an. She baa attempted to force me to
marry fcUTais lu.llng fche ende-iy-ored
to Wfitice me to lenve her a par$
. ....t t naa What hr fihtoct
Imi bees ta tbU Z rt&aot concelTe, for
rata a poor mas. -
COLD RAINS INJURE HORSES
Exposure of Young Animals to 8evere
Weather Causes Sbfinka.M V
Tho exposure of young horses to
the short spells of severe weather
which occur frequently during tho fall,
causes n shrinkage In live weight nnd
Is n hindrance to rnpld economical de
velopment. Older horses seem to stand
this sort of treatment with less loss
It Is doubtless true thnt nnlmnls be
come accustomed to winter weather,
but frequent chnnges from fine fnll
wenther to bnd storms retnrd gnlns in
colts without shelter.
Four yearling Perchcron fillies with
an average weight of 1.1C0 pounds on
pasture, with a ration of six pounds of
corn and oats (one-half of each by
weight) dally shrunk nn average of 82
pounds each during the spell of severe
wenther on October 18 to 20 at the Uni
versity of Missouri. Aged ranres In
font, lost only slightly during the snme
Inexpensive sheds which will protect
colts from wind, rnln, sleet and snow
will prevent pnrt of such loss in
weight. Growing horses should not be
housed too closely nnd prevented from
tnking plenty of exercise, but Uiey
should not be subjected to extremely
bnd wenther If they are expected to
make sntlsfnctory growth.
DEVICE FOR HOLDING SWINE
Contraption Is Simple and Cheap In
Its Construction Illustration
The device shown In tho accompany
ing drawing Is simple and cheap In Its
construction and easy to operate ra
simple, in fact, that the mere lliustrn-
Easy to HolHegs.
tlon furnishes nil the specifications
'necessary, snys Fnrm Buildings. Tbe
uprights should bo flrmly set In
the ground nnd the upper piece of
stocks pinioned to the upright on a
pivot at A. By nailing boards to the
uprights on both sides In the rear n
small chute may be formed by menns
of which the hogs may easily be driv
en into the "trnpj
CARING FOR FEET OF SHEEP
Neglect Often Brings Troubles Later
On Practical Plan Outlined for
Neglect of the feet often brings
6hecp troubles later on. Uncared-for
feet are favorable breeding grounds
for foot rot nnd crooked pasterns.
Try this plan: Turn the sheep out In
pr.sture while the grass is wet. This
will clsnn the feet and soften the
'.loof. After n few hours pen tho
sheep, take a hoof clipper or pruning
knife nnd remove the surplus hoof
or crooked portions. Trim so thnt tho
horn Is on a level with the solo of the
foot. If paring Is necessary more on
Ohe sldo tUu the other in order to
bnlnnco the foot, do this. Aim to
havo a level foot when the sheep
ftnnds on the grfiund.
COLLAR FITTED TO A HORSE
One That Is Too Large Should Not Be
Put On Animal In Hope That He
Will Grow Into It.
A collar should be fitted to the horse,
and not the horse to the collnr. The
collnr that Is too Inrge should not be
used on a horse in the hope, thnt he
will grow largo enough so it will
eventually fit. A collar that fits well
In the spring mny not fit at all In the
PROPER ALLOWANCE FOR SOW
Amount of Peed Given May Be Gov.
erned by Her AppetiteTankage
Should Be Fed Sparingly.
The amount of feed given a bow
may be governed largely by her appe
tite. Tnnkage should not bo fed to
exceed more than 5 per cent. Corn
may make up half the ration, as It
tends to prevent the sow from becom
SHORT PASTURES FOR SHEEP
Brushy Field n Almoet Every Farm
Where Animals Can Be Made'tb
Return Good Profit.
Sheep keeping sbopld b,e enqpuraged.
No' other nn,Iraal can (hrlyo on such
short pasturage as the sheep. Sheep
manur Is the most valuable of al.
On almost rvery farm there is 8 brushy
field on trhleh sheep could broww
BIQ ARIAS ARE REFORESTED
ttieme Carried Otit 9ucet efwtly In
Fran-o ImprsttfoMHe In Mlwlwppl
Valley, Say Enfliters.
In connection with flood-control
agitation, mora or less attention is
being drawn to tho subject of re
forestation, eavs Popular Mechanics
Magazine. Whilo thig, plaiwacoqiriv
jnfc.io.same- eHginccn? .iinjihifest-
ny-impracnc&Dio so inr ns lis appli
cation to largo streams like tho Mis
sissippi or Missouri rivers is con
corned, in some cases it undoubtedly
docs havo a certain value.
In tho mountain regions of Franco
and Germany tho schemo has been
employed, nnd an interesting ex
ample is afforded near tho headwa
ters of tho Ubayo river in the lower
Alps. The work was commenced in
1887 when tho mountainsides wero
entirely bare. Masonry barrages
wcro constructed at frequently inter
vals to catch silt and check serious
erosion. Tho mountains wcro thon
retimbcrcd. Today, instead of being
a bleak, barren wasto asin former
times, this district is covered with
Since tho land in this instanco
has little agricultural value, tho chief
objection to reforestation cannot bo
raised. In all, according to the latest
figures obtainable, Franco has re
timbered 629,488 acres.
But to reduco tho height of flood
waters at Memphis, merely from tho
stage reached in 1912 to that of the
next highest record, tho reforesta
tion of 566,000 square miles of the
upper valley's most fertile land
would bo required, according to tho
president of the Mississippi river
"What did Percy do when Vivian
wef used him outright ?"
"Went right home an' had a good
"Count, would you love, me j'ust
as much if I had no money?"
"How can you ask such a ques
tion, my adored one ?"
"Oh, it's due to idiotic curiosity,
"Please do not harrow my feel
ings so. The thought of you being
without money ia inoro ,than I a
Betty asked her mother i she waa
going to tho club today. Being told
her club did not meet that day, Bet
ty baid: "Please, mother, go to
Bome club today."
"Why, Betty?" asked her
"Oh, so grandpa will come and
take care of me."
ALUMINUM FUMES INJURIOUS.
According to a French physician,
the fumes from aluminum factories
not only aro destructive to vegeta
tion but they also causo a form of
diabetes to workers in them.
WHEN THINGS ARE FREE.
"Hey, FroslI, want a lockor?"
"How much are they?"
"They're free." 1't
"Gimme two." Longhorn.
"You can't eat your cako and
have it, too."
"No, and you can't bo independ
ent and keep your cook."
LOVE IS BLIND.
Tho Brido (at the second break
fast) Tea or coffee, dear.
Tho B'groom Don't tell, lovo.
Let mo guess.
Be8 He exaggerated his salary
ami so she miwtari .filrfi.
pilntftt USES g$i Uq.
L . & N.
Effective Apr. 15, 1917.
TRAINS GOING SOUTH.
...Oqr-AijVjN' 0. Lim. 12;21 a. m.
No?6i-SV Express 5:29 p m.
No. 05-Dixie Flyer 9:32 a. m.
No. 55 Hopkinsvillo Ac. 7:00 a. is.
No. 53 St. L. Fast Mail 5:36 a. m.
No. 91 Ev. and O. accom. 8:58 a. m.
TRAINS GOING NORTH.
No. 92-C. & St. L. Lim. 6:29 a. m.
No. 52 St. Louis Express 10:20 a m.
No. 91 Dixie Flyer 7:05 p. m.
No. 56 Hopkinsville Ac. 8:55 p. m
No. 54-St. L. Fast Mail 10:14 p. m.
No. 90 Ev. and Q. accom. 3:26 p. m.
No. 51 connects at Guthrie for
Memphis and points aB far south as
Erin, and for Louisville, Cincinnati
and the East.
Nos. 63 and 65 make direct con
nection at Guthrie for Louisville,
Cincinnati and all points north and
No. 93 carries through sleepers to
Atlanta, Macon, Jacksonville, St.
Augustine, and Tampa, Fla. Also
Pullman sleepers to New Orleans.
Connect at Guthrie for points East
and West. No. 93 will not carry lo
cal passengers for points north of
V7. N. CHANDLER. Ticket Agent.
"Some women," said the boarder
who puts tabasco sauce on his onion,
"doa't believe all they hoar, unless It
la scandal, and then they believe) It
all, and more, too." Browning's lts
aa!n. The Indlepentabta Lemon.
Traits may como and fruits may
go, but tho lemon keeps on forever," as
someone has remarked. Wo may do
without peaches and subsist without
strawberries, but lemons are Indispen
sable to our health and happiness and
tho glory of' our cuisines. Exchange-
HOME-GROWN SEED IS THE SURESTd AND BEST
SELECT SEED CORN
ENOUGH FOR TWO YEARS
For 1918 Plantings
In the field from standing
variety that has "made good5 and be
come locally adapted.
Pick best ears from plants showing
best yields in fair competition with
neighboring plants. Storm-proof plants
with hanging ears give best
ears with large, uniform kernels are the
best. Avoid sappy ears heavy with
Insure a Right Start for Your Next Two
Corn Crops by Saving Ample Seea Now
PorFurther Information Ask Your County Agent, or Wrin s for
Farmers' Bulletin 415, "SeedSCorn"
U. S. DEPARTMENT of AGRICULTURE,
Washington, D. C.
MIWM"'1"II111MI,M1 X '"II I Will Bill ii IBMIIBBJMMBMBJBLJM
KILL THE CHILL
take the edge off
We have the famous "Hot Spot" heaters
better. A call a our office will convince you.
Kentucky Public Service Co.
The Evansville Courier
Both One Year for
Offer GoodJinlDecember, ONLY,' 1
Lost His Sweetheart
Harold, aged five, was visiting his
aunt In the city, and tho little sirl
next door was Jili sweetheart till one
day when iha came over with her
little plk rompers on. Mortified, Har
old said: "Why don't you go hora
and get a dress on; I don't want yc
to be a boy."
Soraetlaes a girl gets confidential
and tell a man that a lot of other
men have- tried to kiss her, but ha la
tho only one who succeeded.
and to Insure Adapted Seed foe 1919
stalks of a
mornings by using
A lazy liver leads to chronic dys
pepsia and constipation weakens tho
whole system. Doan's, Reeulets (30c
a box) act mildly on tho liver and
bowels. At all drug stores. Adver
tisement Sot te mala la CoarrtcjiellUR.
uaftieroaia is uie moti coemo
of countries. Although little
tban half the sixe of Great Britain,
fewer thaa IS different languages
spoken by Its Inhabitants. An
proclamation, containing a (Jedarat
each one et these tongsee. Is a '
capital of tte country a land
dty of the same name fa laid out
ottfasB Iteea, with wb sreeta ,
Urr tmmtn of true, fla hot
As soon as ears are ripe asd hard
before heavy frosts or autumn rains in
jure the kernels for seed. The day the
ears are selected they should be hung
where they will become thoroughly dry
hi a few days.
It pays. Field selection of seed corn
is one of the surest and best paying oper
ations on the farm. Proper care of seed
corn pays well . Tests show that properly
cared for seed corn has yielded eighteen
bushels more per acre than crib-stored
seed from the same field.
a Gas Heater to