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Missouri Deer Farm.
In a half developed hill-country,
a few agricultural side lines
may mean the difference between
farming at a loss or at a profit.
Chalmer Roseberry, of Stella,
Wv Mo., has half a dozen of these
side lines, snd the most unusual
of them, deer farming, has in
recent years proved the most re
munerative. There was no de
mand at all for deer in the Ozark
hills when a little over 20 years
ago as a boy of 16 Roseberry
penned off one and a half acres
for a fawn which a neighbor
gave him for a pet. The first
fawns that the young deer far
mer sold a few years later
brought $20 a pair, and grown
deer $30 a pair. The demand
for the animals for parks and
circuses and country places re
cently has got far ahead of the
supply, and Roseberry's common
or Virginia whitetails are fetch
ing $50 to $60 a pair for fawns
and $75 to $85 for a pair nf
The February American Magazine.
The February American Mag
azine contains a wonderful letter
by Allan Pinkerton, never before
published, in which the famous
detective relates his connection
with -the first plot to assassinate
Lincoln. Lincoln was on his
way to Washington in February,
1861, and the plan was to kill
him in Baltimore while he was
passing through that city on the
way to Washington where he
was to be inaugurate Pinker
ton discovered the plot, saved
Lincoln's life, and tells the whole
story in this letter which was
written in 166 but never reach
ed the public until The American
Magazine got hold of it
Brand Whitlock, Mayor of To
ledo, Ohio, writes the second
chapter of his personal remini
scences and tells some remarka
ble stories about James G. Blaine,
Governor Altgeld, and the White
'chapel Club of Chicago, which
in its time wa3 probably the
most famous and most interest
ing Bohemian club in thft world.
Dr. Woods Hutchison being a
new department entitled "Herlth
and Horse-Power. ' ' David Gray
son contributes a new "Ad yen t-
urein Contentment." A New
York polceman writes the"Dairy
Of a Cop. " Albert J. Nock tells
about Coatesville, Pa., a town
whose citizens burned a man
alive and then did nothing about
it. Augustus Post writes the
"Experiences of an Airman."
An excellent assortment of
fiction, together with four de
partments filled with good read
ing, completes an unusual num
ber. - - ; a -.
Dont's For Girls. .
Don't talk slang.
Don't put on airs.
Don't learn to be cranky.
Don't think it is pretty to be
Don't make a drudge of your
Don't devote top much time to
Don't make a fright of your
self by getting in a passion.
Don't pick up chance acquaint
ances on the street.
Don't run down your friends
in their absence; it is a mean
Don't make up your mind to
be sweet to everybody's brother
"but your own.
Will Get His Money.
The New York Federal Circuit
Court of Appeals has affirmed
the judgment of Col. J. P.
Chinn against the Milburn-Fos-ter
Company for -$2,500. This
was the fourth time the case
hae been affirmed, the last by
the court of last resort and Colo
nel Chinn will now get his mon
ey. It will be remembered that
the company printed a picture of
the Colonel in their almanac and
under it an indorsement of what
purported to be a signed state
ment from Colonel Chinn saying
that Doan's pills had cured him
of liver trouble. Colonel Chinn
pronounced it a forgery. Colo
nel Chinn was represented by
Attorney L. M. Smith.
items of News.
Senator Bradley anrfounced
that he would ask to be excused
from voting on the Archbald im
William Kirby, of Toledo, for
mer Ohio Railroad Commission
er, surrended and gave bond on
charges of bribery.
President-elect Wilson has
sent word to Washington that he
will not interfere in the organi
zation of the next Congress.
The Army Appropriation Bill,
carrying $93.S30,L77, but cutting
down the aviation requests, was
reported to the House.
Two women are held as wit
nesses in Frankfort following
the finding of William Casey's
body with stab wounds in his
neck and chest.
At the instance of R. Y.Thom
as Jr., postmaster inspectors
will be sent to Russellville,
Franklin, Adairville and Tren
ton to ascertain if they are eligi
ble for free mail delivery.
Timothy D. "Big Tim" Sulli-van-the
spectacular New York
politician, was committed to a
sanitarium at Yonkers, N. Y.,by
an order of the Supreme Court
of New Xork.
Gov. Osborne, of Michigan,
told the Hamilton Club, of Chica
go, he believed the Progressives
and Republicans should get to
gether and patch up their differ
ences. The Indiana Legislature Mon-
j day canvassed the vote at the
November election and witnessed
the inauguration of Governor
elect Ralston and the other new
ly elected State officials.
President Taft sent to the Se
nate the nominations of James
R. Spilman, of Harrodsburg, and
George W. Hutchinson ,of Law
renceburg, for - postmaster at
those places. The confirmations
will be fought.
Senator Bradley Saturday stat
ed that he favored the proposed
merger of the Republican and
Progressive parties, but wanted
the name Repuplican retained.
Representative Langley, of
Kentucky, - was striken on the
floor of the , House Friday by a
rush of blood to the head. He
was later removed to his home
and his condition was reported
as not serious.
With the exception of $110,000
the entire estate of Whitelaw
Reid, who died while Ambassa
dor to Great Britain, goes to his
wife under the will filed for pro
bate in New York.
Amundsen, the Danish explor
er, who last year discovered the
South Pole, for the first time in
America, told his story before
the National Geographic Society
at Washington Friday.
A conference hetween Repres
entative Underwood and Repres
entative Glass is expected to de
cide the question of what work
is to be taken up by the extra
session of) Congress,
February 10 is the date fixed
by the Senate for a vote on the
Kenyou bill, which would pro
hibit the shipment of liquor into
States having prohibition statues.
President Taft and Mrs. Taft
Saturday nigbt gave a dinner for
Mrs. Grover Cleveland, at which
were former officials in the Cabi
nets of Mr. Cleveland.
Efforts to show the Madero
Anministration just how bad
conditions are, were made by
American railway, mining and
ranch men, who appeared before
Senor Lascurain, the Meklcan
Foreign Minister at EI Paso.
St. Charles, Iowa.
Jan., 17. 1913.
This is to inform you and the
many readers of the News that
I am still alive and can step as
lively as any old bachelor of 40
always ready for three meals a
day. I will soon be 81 years old,
and my mind often wanders back
to my old Kentucky home where
I went to school. Our school
houses were log cabins with dirt
floors, the most of them no win
dows, and some of them no shut
ters to the doors, but time has
changed now, far better than
seventy years ago.
The first Kentuckians who
came to Iowa are nearly all dead
but few living to-day. Mrs.
Eliza A. Breeding, Alex Eskew,
John M. Eskew, Geo. Kinniard,
Tom Jesse, Luvenia Blair, my
wife and myself are about all
who are living to-day.
Well, we have had some cold
weather here since New Year.
Snow about 10 inches. Cold
gee whiz 20 helow zero.
We had the finest crop of corn,
wheat, oats hay and potatoes
that I ever saw grow. No apples.
Wheat threshed from 25 to 45
bushels per acre, corn from 30 to
75 bushels per acre. Corn is
selling at 30 cents per bushel,
wheat 75 to 80 cents per bushel,
Oats 25 to 30 cents, baled hay 9
to 10 dollars per ton, hogs $7 per
cwt. Land prices vary accord
ing to improvements. Common
farms are selling from $60 to
s!25 per acre. Horses and cat
tle are high, heavy teams fifteen
to sixteen hundred will sell for
I have some kin who live in
Columbia, and a few in Grady
ville Col. Newt Coffey. I trust
you will look after him and keep
him level and square. He is
pretty wild and headstrong at
times. Charlie Yates, of Grady
ville. He knows how to mak
cider. That was his business in
the year 1867.
I suppose some of mv old school
mates would like to know how I
make a living. My eye-sight is
failing some one eye gone, the
other not very good. I keep a
few bees, have 14 stands. They
made me last season 450 pounds
of nice cpmb honey. It is worth
15 cents per pound, so I just try
to keep as sweet as possible,
though my man got beat last
fall.' I felt awful bad over his
defeat. I hope he will have the
pluck to try it again four years
I will close with best wishes to
all old school mates, a happy
New Year to all.
Please give to Dr. U. L. Tay
lor a hearty-handshake for me.
B. F. Carter'
Picture His Target.
Placing over his heart, and
making it the target of his bul
let, a picture cf the woman
whose love for him had led to
her suicide, Otto Weber, aged
20 years, committed suicide in
Beside him when he was found
was the powder-blackened pho
tograph of Mrs. Catherine Streit,
who took carbolic acid when she
was prevented from murdering
her child after her mother and
-husband broke up her plans to go
and live with Weber in a home
he had furnished.
The suicide followed a quarrel
in the Streit home, where Weber
had gone and declared his love in
the presence of the woman's
husband. The men quarrelled
and Weber left. Later Mrs.
Streit joined him and was away
from home for two days.
When she returned she was
met by her husband and mother.
"I am going to kill myself and
my baby." she shrieked when
she found her plans had been
blocked. The baby was taken
from her. Later she took car
Weber was at his home and
never left his room for two days.
When he tried to telepone to Mrs.
Streit and learned of her death.
An hour later he ended his life.
A Year Without a Summer. toms and sometimes no symp-
toms at all, as hookworm disease.
The weather vagaries of the ' ,6tn- That while as a rule it is
last six months sharpen one's j to De found where the sanitary
appreciation of the account of i conditions are the worst; that is,
the summerless year of 1816, J where the privies are not water
which, according to the Danbury' tight and fly proof, yet it is
Conn., News, is found in the found under better surroundings
pages of an old diary begun in ! sufficiently often to make it the
1810 and kept unbroken until ( imperative duty of every one,
1840. "January was so mild!wno leaves ideal environments
that most persons allowed their or even a short time to seek ex
fires to go out and did not burn j amination lest the monster dis
wood except for cooking. Feb-1 ease like s thief in the night,
ruary was not cold. March, ! steals a march upon him, to be
from the 1st to the 6th, was n-' diagnosed when it may be ever
clined to be windy. April came iastingly too late,
in warm, but as the days grew 7th. Hookworm carriers, per
longer the air became colder and j sons harboring very few worms
by the 1st of May there was a i and positively without symptom?,
temperature like that of winter
with plenty of snow and ice. In !
May the young buds were frozen
dead, ice formed half an inch I
thick on ponds and rivers, corn
was killed and the cornfields
were planted again and again I iutely certain that they are free
until it became too late to raise a t from these worms,
crop. June was the coldest j 8th. That from the examina
month of roses ever experienced j tion of more than 30,000 people
in this latitude. Snow fell 10 1 from 118 counties our own be
inches deep in Vermont. There ; loved State is found to be one of
was .a 7 inch fall in tlje interior I the most heavily infected, and
of New York State and the same j we earnestly hope for such a
in Massachusetts. Ali summer i cooperation of our fighting
long the wind blew steadily from I facilities, county, municipal and
the north in blasts, laden with I individual, that ere long it can
snow and ice.
On the 4th Of Ju-
ly ice as thick as window glass j
formed throughout New Eng
land, New York, and in some
parts of Pennsylvania. To the
surprise of every body, August
proved the worst month of all.
Almost every green thing in this
country and Europe was blasted
with frost." From an old
fashioned summer of this kind
most of us will pray to be deliv
ered. Chronic COnstipaiion Cured.
'Five years ago I had the worst case
of chronic constipation I ever knew
of, and Chamberlain's Tablets cured
writes b. if. Fish. Brooklvn
For sale byPaull Drug Co.
To Be Released Monday, January
In a recent issue the Winchest
er Democra, Dr. I. A. Shirley of
the State Board of Health, who
attended the Confererence of
Sanitary Workers in the South
ern States at Little Rock. Arkan
sas, recently, gives the following
facts which are of interest to the
people all over Kentucky:
1st. It is the firm belief of
every one engaged in the work
of improving sanitary conditions
in the South so as to make it pos
sible to prevent disease and
make life longer and healthier,
from the Administrative Sanitary
Secretary in Washington to the
field men on the firing line, that
no greater work has ever been
undertaken since that of the
meek and lowly Galilean.
2nd. That eradication of the
hookworm disease and not
amelioration is not only possible
but that nothing short of this
will suffice the work or the work
ers. 3rd. The same story came
from all parts of the Southland
of wellnigh miraculous cures.
4th. The belief, born of ex
perience, that no other disease
holds its unforunate victim so
long as hookworm disease; that
no other disease makes the one
afflicted with it for uch a length
of time a menace to those around
him; that no other disease of
equal magnitude is so surely and
5th. That no other disease
shovvs such a variety of symp
except, occasionally, indigestion,
are among the most dangerous
members of the community as
propagators; hence the duty that
everybody owes to themselves
and the community to be abso-
hp frnfhfnllv ctiifl thuf TfonfnM-
the flower of the constellation of '
Southern states, is for one, at
least, free from this blighting
9th. That every citizen who
has not already done so, should
secure a copy of the Bulletin of
the State Board of Health from
its office in Bowling Green, tell
ing about this disease and should
submit the necessary specimen
so they can know whether they
have it or not.
Distribution of Farm Labor.
One way -to make money on
the farm is to save it by so dis
tributing the labor throughout
the year that the minimum of
hiring may be done and the farm
owner may always be busy. The
winter season is often the leisure
time of the farmer. Here are
some ways in which he can profit
ably employ his time.
The winter months afford op
portunity for overhauling and re
pairing all farm machinery.
During the cultivating, sowing
and harvesting seasons whenever
it is noticed that any part of a
machine is needing repair, note
should be made of the defect;
then in winter the farmer should'
have a comfortable room where?
all such parts can be made good..
A thorough cleaning of the bear
ings and gearings of any ma
chine reduces friction, saves
wear and often discloses worn
out parts. If all farm machinery
is carefully looked after in this
way during the slack season,
much annoyance and money will
be saved the- following summer.
All practical and up-to-date
farmers will look after the selec
tion, and germination tests of
seeds, which are to be planted
next summer, during the winter
months. He who sends early to
his seedsman for samples of seeds
selects those free from weed
seeds and of high germinating
power, and buy3 early, will often
be rewarded by greatly increas
ing yields. Help and information
concerning selection and germi
nation tests of seeds will be glad
ly furnished by the Kentucky
Experiment Station, upon appli
cation. Every farmer should have
stock to care duriug the winter
months. Live stock can be so
managed that in? Wriest- amount
of work connei .van -vill
come in winter. The feeding
and care of the dairy herd will
be the heaviest in winter. Early
lambs will make a 'busy time
during the latter part of winter-
The proper housing of stock dur
ing the cold and stormy months
vill add to the work of feeding
as well as to the quantity of
manure which should be hauled
upon the land practically as fast
as it is made. All of these things
help to make a profitable and
busy winter season.
The winter evenigs furnish a
good time for laying out the fur
ture plans for the farm, and for
the architectual study of apy
farm buildings that are to be
constructed or remodeled. Lo
cating new buildings, laying out
new fences to be built, working
out rotations of crops, planning
tile drains, studying laborsaving
devices for the housewife as well
as for oneself, are interestieg
and valuable problems for the
long evenings of winter.
The farmer, of all business
men, is the man who is most
careless about keeping account
of his business. No merchant
wno does not keep records would -
expect to succeed, neither should
the farmer. Now is the time to
take an inventory of the farm -stock
and to open up accounts
for the New Year. If the farm
er cannot do this, he should .
hand the problem to the sixteen
year old son or daughter. Air
the close of another year it
should be known exactly what
crops and what lot of stock have
H. B. Henarick, V ..
Ass't Agronomist,. Kentucky
ipKneriuiant Station,. Lexington,. '