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The Colfax Chronicle
Published by Chronicle Ptg. Co., Ltd
H. G. GOODWYN, Managing Editor.
COLFAX. . LOUISIAN~A
Girl born in Pennsylvania has a
transparent back. Well backed up,
indeed.
If the men compelled the women to
wear such clothes there would be
trouble.
London physician says veils make
women's noses red. Sort of a veiled
insinuation.
A New York man ran up a laundry
bill of $3,530. But, then, New York
is a strange city.
Half the population of France is
agricultural. And the other half lives
in the Latin quarter.
Large crops of preserves are report
ed by housewives, not meaning the
peroxide kind, either.
A Kansas dentist succumbed to in
juries while playing golf. And golf is
said to be a harmless game.
By the way, what became of those
feminine faddists who were going to
wear socks Instead of stockings?
Autumn undoubtedly draws closer
the bonds of devotion-witness the
fond clinging of the affectionatt fly!
A man has written a newspaper to
ask how to get relief from snoring.
Why don't he keep the snorer awake?
Esperanto may have been invented
so that the dove of peace would be
enabled to coo in a universal language.
Scientists say it will take a long
time to stamp out the hookworm.
Well, it took a long time to discover
It
The movement against tipping is all
right, but it takes a whole lot of moral
courage for a man to live up to the
theory.
A famous English physician says
that by the year 3912 human beings
" Ill look like gorillas. We should
worry.
E0.' the fool who rocks the boat
wt. succeeded by the sorrowful Ia
dt.bl al who didn't know it was
loeml.
A London nerve specialist says
*odern dress is actually klliang
women. He's a nerve specialist, all
right
A New York alderman has been
Adiught in a blackmailing trap. He
should congratulate himself he never
was on the police force.
A Chicago chauffeur who ran past
a halted street car, contrary to law and
killdd a man has been censured by
the coroner's jury. Which, of course.
Is a consolation to the relatives of the
victim.
A French novelist says that love is
a criminal madness. He is not the
iret to assail the divine frenzy, but it
may be noticed in passing, that love
as a human institution has survived
all its critics.
Even If prisons are all that they are
alleged by critics, they ought to be
quite good enough for the man who
rocks the boat, and who needs the
most drastic kind of treatment to rid
society of his species.
An Austrian professor, bound ifor
Mars, via the United States, has been
sent back. It is one of the few in
stances in which we are forced to con
fees that European estimates of our
resources are entirely too high.
In very many cases apples are
brought to market loosely packed and
IA wagons without springs, almost
invarlably with barrels on end, and
this short journey is many times
harder on the fruit than the long car
transportation to the distant market.
Following in the footsteps of Luther
Burbank a Denver horticulturist has
produced a rsup'strawberry. Now if
somebody would produce a plum-peach,
and combine some of the other fruits
it might be possible to get ahead of
the pests which ravage the orehards,
by baffling them for a fe wseasons at
least
A youth attending the Michigan
State Agricultural college stocked a
pond with frogs and is more than pay
tag his way by supplying trogs' legs
to the Chicago market It is said he
has shipped as many as 6,000 In a
sintle day, and that they netted him
$9~0 last year. Time has when boys
were glad to catch frogs and sell their
legs for ten cents a dozen, whereas
the price now is half a dollar and up
ward.
The use of socks by women will not
be opposed by mere man. Then he
will unfailingly find a pair in condition
for service whenever he looks in the
bureau drawer.
Chicago society women are having
inx parties to shake off the hoodoo.
But the only sure way yet found to
shake off the Chicago hoodoo is to
habake Chieago.
There are still a few guides left
bet hunters who aspire to pot one had
better make their arrangements early
ROTATE THE CROPS AND KEEP STOCK.
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Ote NOM ppy T861 LL ARE;
EAt EL TO OrY0
" graphic Illustration of the benefits of the rotation of crops as prepared
akota agricult college
Dakota agricultur college.
1I3 W. C. PALMER, Agricultural Edi
tor, North Dakota Agricultural Col
lege.)
1. Crop Rotation is Crop Co-Opera
tion.
Rotation includes crops that pre
pare the land for the next crop. In
continuous grain-growing, weeds, in
sects and plant diseases are encour
aged. Wheat, not being a fighter like
these, gets the worst of the battle.
"Letting weeds grow in grain is like
feeding a hog and a lamb in the same
trough."-J. H. Worst.
2. Crop Rotation Keeps Up Fertility.
Alfalfa and clover enrich the soil
ina nitrogen and humus. Grasses add
humus. Corn makes plant-food avail
able. Manure is the best fertilizer.
3. Crop Rotation Eradicates Weeds.
The cultivation given corn and po
tatoes kills weeds. Alfalfa, grasses
and clover crowd out weeds and pre
vent their seeding.
4. Crop Rotation Eliminates Plant
Diseases and Insects.
Each plant-disease lives on a cer
tain crop. Rotation removes that
crop for a few years, so the plant
disease starves out. Insects likewise
prefer certain crops.
6. Crop Rotation Saves Moisture.
The cultivation given corn and po
tatoes saves moisture. The humus
added by alfalfa, grasses, clover and
manure increases the water-holding
capacity of the soil. The enriched
soil has a more concentrated solution
of plant-food, consequently the plants
need less water to make a given
growth.
6. Crop Rotation Decreases the Drift
ing of the Soil.
The humus added by the alfalfa,
HOMINY IS EXCELLENT FEED RECIPE FRAUD IN THE SOOTH
Produces More Rapid Gains on Hogs
Than Cornmeal-Results of
Trials at indiana Station.
The high price of corn in recent
years has caused many farmers. I
the vicinity of hominy mills to resort
to the use of hominy feed f6r fatten
ing bogs. Such a large number of
inquiries have been received, by the
experiment stations in regard to the
comparative value of hominy feed and"
corn for hogs that a series of trials
was planned in order to secure rell
able data on the subject.
The result of these trials in Indi
ana are as follows:
1. Hominy feed must be considered
as a substitute for and not a supple
ment to corn.
2. Hominy feed, like corn, should
be supplemented by some feed high
in protein content such as tankage,
linseed oilmeal, shorts, milk, etc., in
order to secure the most rapid and
most economical gains.
3. Hominy feed produces more rap
id gains on hogs than does cornmeal.
4. Hcminy feed produces gains on
less grain than does cornmeal.
5. As a general rule, the high cost
of hominy feed hinders its more gen
eral use as a hog feed and prevents
its economical substitution for corn,
except when the latter is very high ia
price.
Molasses for Cows.
It is becoming, pretty well known
that molasses is a good and cheap
feed for cows. There is a great deal
of vile stuff on the market in the
shape of patented stock foods which
are alleged to contain molasses, but
which are not all they seem.
grasses, clover and manure holds the
soil-grains together. This prevents
drifting, just as the bunch of shingles
will not blow, but when the band is
cut the wind carries the shingles away
one by one.
7. Crop Rotation With Live Stock
the Most Profitable.
In feeding crops to stock the pro
duct secured is'worth from twice to
several times as much as the crop.
The capital, work and expense needed
in feeding the crop is not as great as
that required in producing it. From
this it is plain that the most pxofltable
part of farming is stock-raising.
& Crop Rotation Distributes Work.
In grain-growing the work bunches.
This makes the labor expensive, in
efficient and hard to secure. When
crops are rotated the work is spread
over a longer season. Competent help
is then more easily secured at reason
able prices.
9. Crop Rotation Is Crop insurance.
Rotation of crops brings increased
returns and returns every year, favor
able or unfavorable, and continuously
through the year. In grain-growing
the returns grow less and come only
at threshing time. Some years thresh
ing time never comes.
10. Crop Rotation's Better Returns
Necessitate more manufacturing,
more transportation, more banking,
more merchandising, more profession
al work.
Keeps more boys and girls on the
farm, and brings better farming, bet
ter roads, better homes, better living.
The products of the farm are the
foundation and measure of commerce,
industry, prosperity apd happy homes.
Individual Making Money by Selling
Farmers Formula Obtainable at
Experiment Stations.
(By B. E. Lara.)
A shrewd fellow who lives in the
south where a great deal. of com
mercial fertilizer is used is advertis
ing a recipe for fertilizer. He charges
$3 for it, and the recipe simply tells
them what ingredients to use and how
to mix it. He claims to have a patent
on the recipe, but this is denied by
the patent ofce. The fact is, any
state experiment station will give to
a farmer of the state any number of
recipes and tell him how to mix them
if he cares to make his own fertilizer.
This looks a great deal like fraud
to me. Any recipe that this man sells
can certainly be of no value to farm
ers, because any man can mix a comn
mercial fertilizer and does not have
to ask anybody's permission to do it.
I have no doubt that this man has
made a great deal of money through
his scheme because it seems that there
are always plenty of people ready to
bite at any bait held out to them no
matter how much of a fraud it may be.
Reclearing Old Fields.
There are many old fields that have
been thrown out years ago and have
so grown up with scrub timber, green
briers and other filth that it looks to
be almost an impossible undertaking
to reclear them.
If it is undertaken to kill them by
grubbing out the briers and brush it
is indeed a hard job, and the briers
will sprout for years, but if the brush
is hacked down and let dry, then
burned over, the land can be effectual
ly cleared by pasturing it with cattle
and shep.
REMAINS LAUND OF ROMANCE
Bokhars's Attractione Many, but Make
Little Appeal to the Traveler
From the West.
London, England.-Would you go on
the magic carpet to the land of the
Arabian Nights? It still exists. It
may be found in Bokhara, that cres
cent-shaped land whose horns enfold
the east and its mystery, and whose
convexity points towards Mecca, the
sacred city. But the only magic car
pet to take the traveler there is the
comfortable o~e that lies before the
study fire, when, with a volume in his
hand, like that of the learned traveler,
Prof. O. Olufsen, he may make use of
the professor's account of Bokhara to
whip up the steed of his own imagipa
tion. Otherwise he will find a journey
through Bokhara chequered with as
many perils and hardships as befell
immortal Sinbad. On the highlands of
Bokhara which affront the Pamirs, the
wind pierces the bones, the frosts
crack the skin that the sun has
scorched, the breath of the traveler
comes in gasps as his lungs pant in
the thin air; on glaciers his feet strive
to maintain a foothold; and as he
Old Bokhara Fort.
climbs the passes the avalanches
thunder by. Truly, you would say, a
man who has endured these things
should come within sight of an earthly
Paradise as his reward.
It is not quite that. So much Pro
fessor Olufsen makes clear in the ac
count of "The Emir of Bokhara and
His Country," for though the Danish
explorer was welcomed by the Emir
and by many Begs who helped him on
his way, he does not conceal from us
the under side of the romance of Bok
hara. Yet one would like to preserve
a little longer one pf the few spots
where the old order has yielded no
place to new. "The Emir of Bokhara
still lives behind his high crenellated
walls, and thq subject kings, the Begs,
still keep up their old-fashioned court
in the romantic, dismal castles. The
meandering streets, with the fiat
roofed mud houses, the mosques and
medresses are not yet disturbed by
houses built in the European style;
Mullahs, Dervishes, Calenders and
Devannahs still crowd in the sacred
spots as they did centuries ago.
Slowly and sedately the caravan of
camels crosses the wide deserts and
steppes . . . the mysticism of in
closure prevails everywhere; the
gates of the towns are shut up at
night, the house gates are barred
against intruders; and the aversion
against Christian dogs is the same as
in the middle ages."
But one would not like- to live in
Bokhara, even if Aladdin and Badroul
badour and the oneeyed Calender
were our companions. For, sad to say,
these peerless creatures must have
lived in an atmosphere which Is sat
urated with the stinging dust of the
plains .of Bokhars; they must have
drunk water that is excessively likely
to provoke fever and the even more
pernfecous afiction of the nilhta,
which tradition says amicted Job. It
is a small point perhaps, but sanlta
tion in Bokhara is not known;- and
though beauty is common in Bokhara,
is it not nearly so common as the
ugliness of dlseasce.
ELECTRIFIES U. S. GARDEN
Scilentists Will Raise Vegetabtee by
Means of Fluid in Gevernment
Garden Aleng Potomsa.
Washington.-DT. Lyan . Briggs
head of the experiment section of the
bureau of plant industry, is stringing
electric wires over a government gar
den on the Potomac river for the par.
pose of rhising plasts by the aid of
electricity. He will electrify onions
and snapbeans, potatoes and hops.
For more time Dr. Briggs has been
experimenting with electricity in the
cultivation of plants. Dr. Briggs will
not tell just how he is going to. apply
electricity to the onion and to the
bean, but he thinks that he will pro
duct better vegetables at a lower cost.
JUMPS FAR FROM POLICE
Man Aocused of Attacking Hmoman
Leaps From Second Story to
Escape Arrest
Philadelphi.--With a revolver in
each hand, bareheaded and barefooted,
Unoch .Cossen, thirty-five years old,
leaped from the second-story window
of his home, at Ann and Chatham
streets, and escaped, just as the police
entered the front door to arrest himt
for an alleged attack upon a woman.
He exchanged shots with the police,
who pursued him, and managed to es
cape.
Cossen was charged with entering
the store of Mrs. 0. lowatt, 2265 Ann
street, and beating the Woman over
th head with a chiseL
Uncle Sam Can" Wash Your Money While You Wait
WASHINGTON. - Behind a wire
Screened cage employes of the
United States government have now
gone into the laindry business. They
are washing United States bank
notes and ironing them. It ib not
generally understood that when. any
body gets old greenbacks, it does not
make any diferepce whether a dollar
or a thousand, if he sent it to the
treasury department and requested a
new bill he would have to have it.
All the bankers in the country have
always had the right to turn in all old
money and get new for it. The old
money was assorted, counted and tied
in packages in the treasury depart
ment and then taken to a big eyelet
machine, where great holes were cut
through the bundles of money, and
from there it was sent to a macerator,
where it was chewed up fnto fine pulp
and then molded to make trinkets. for
sale. They are not a bit pretty, be
ing a nasty greenish-gray, and are
Parson Warns Newlyweds Against "Turkey Trot'
A DMONITIONS a to their tfuture
conduct and a warning against
the seductions of the "turkey trot"
and other euch "fancy doia's" were
Interpolated freely Into the marriage
ceremony with which Rev. John H.
BundAy, pastor of an African Metho
dist Episcopal church, united a negro
couple the other day In the private of
ice of Judge Gorter.
Winfeld Boyer. 20 years old, small
in stature and not a little frighteaed,
consented to wed Esther C, Newman,
14 years old. Judge Gorter gave an
order for a martiage liense, edred
the use of his ofae for the smropy
and had an ofical of the court huat
up a minalister.
The preacher read the ceremoy Im
pressively, but turned aside now and
then to offer advice to the pair where
he thought it might have effect.
"win you live with this oman as
your wife always?" he demanded of
the trembling bridegroom at the
proper part of the ritual. 'det f* a
little time." he added. "I marry so
many of you aiggers and tro
you are taingle agsan. Now yrou 
hitched good; do you ademiaa4
that?" ks
"Speak it with youereart.'4 at M6
ltps," he demanded, in pattiag the
question. "Wilt tho havsr this 'I
an?'
Washington City The Id seat ducational ,Ceer
jRADUALLY but srely Amerles is
becoming recogalsed as nea at the
leading nations in the world for the
educational faciltlies it oters
peoples. The Ilttle red sebselouss Is
still here, and of nedssitty will r
main In the sparsely settled coa
ties for some years to qme. The ad
roads that made It di leult for the
child of teder years or slight phby
Ique to be a regular attendant at thes.
minor but still important seas- of
learning are gradually becoming bet
ter, something which Is greatly appre.
elated by young America.
These bad roads are bousd to dls
appear in time, and, strange to say,
their improvement means the begin
ning of the end of the small eomatfy
sobooL The amalgamation of sebool
A Street Tragedy With Creamr Puffs Mixed h8.
E VER run after street car; alas
times out of ten you dsa't om
take it, and, besides, another will comoe
along some time.
A woman in a linen dress and a
great hurry rushed along the soQth
side of the avenue, waving frantr -
cally at a car going soutJL She had
only one bundle in her hands, but she
handled It rather gingserly, ea as It
was something in a sack, she grasped
it around the top, much as a dahky
a supposed to hold a chicken by the
neek. She sprinted across the walk
paying little or, no attention to ay
thiag but the ear, and as she reaNbed
the curb she miscalculated the step.
stumbled and fell. It was't one of
those kaeedril falls they teah blth
the Delsate style of steas, ut a"
fall, pure sa shimple.
She fell on the bag.
Cream pub are rather temptte
looking and deidedly tasty, when
W6perly bandled, but eonuolseeuez
and epicures alae 'ae agreed that
they eougt seer to be eat upeo, mnds
nearly always warped out of shapeO
but they sell them for souvenirs, as
there is a kind of fascination in know
ing that the tiny imitatioa of the
Washington monument which yon
hold in your hand represents $210,000.
The washing machine Is still In an
experimental stage, It is said, and
seems to be doing pretty good work.
It is estimated that this wIR arve a
vast sum for the treasury. It costs
$13.0 to make 1,000 bank notes. It
cost but about 50 cents to rejuven
ate the same number.
The machine is 15 feest long sad
five feet wide, and looks something
like a newspaper printing press. It
has dozens ao rolls, many gars and
operates with the same clash and
clang. The money is placed between
two canvas belts at one aend of the
machine. It runs through a solation
of laundry soap and boiling hot water.
where it is thoroughly cleansed. It
then enters another vat, in whlch
,there is a solution of stiffening mat
rial and germ-killing solutioL Prom
this vat it is drawn betweep a gas
heated mangle, where it is ironed.
It emerges from the machine two
minutes and 15 seconds after it has
started on its 44-foot trip, and is to
all intents and purposes a peret bill.
When running at tafull speed the wash
ing machine can clean about 4,0008
bills an hour.
Whoa the ruig es O baws w.
hwrtbhorsing the minis letreda
Ber sand asked:
'What bare yes. get to gi.S A~r
won?. Tes knew yes meet '''
Trh. bridupnoom, it al the M.MS
& U o qif h rims sa* t
dered It for use.
* reatlbtlboq It bbekto Wbe .
geti inm ru-'! . s p hr u
Hafer. 4Togsmast gt a ring 4w
Othe r a amst e wore tow
the orfmhy, at the ond ef whieb the
adhti odsloWd a short Iasi leorls.
'2h stghad stick to osubke*W.'
Smod: ateo out .. oN1Isb
tOeai twwob kot of M Osgt MI
t)Ihge to th orl tod ay. "Bt »
have aerthtuag to do with thin hue
e."trat sad ' ' b. ,. btlwri
r t··1 rt·~ aS~4
osool. #oesid at the hoer
wi i tfiSt' der -lrea it
ready doee la som di ettrlea;A
will path.r at, esotral peis sad
_rr ie to ,bool to Pomm Sa, ine,
on, sad the eduestioaul staadsr4 w1
- ,Wte s a pubdatfe a ibt U itM
brwas ot oest w n th ee das
as s et ee swopn  Ispeeim bt
those who had never visited ta 3.
Utson's esaltal, ad reearded ft
as the seat of va -
",,M a ar thi soHai's sweum
TimesA have anaged. weetumer:
is new pmetably bet*r known to -
siie states isr the advantages it di.
.se to iasm seeklas ed o eatseo
thea it is hteome.
- 'Wasmbissa todwr ist shobd tesa to
msontrl's seat or lesialag, mumse e
free as adasmle standpolat, bet
from a broader etlis. tIt Irs lseed
that tureat s, the besudiul emas les
of arit as ebw'b the best wrbs ot
smoos irtists, scaltors, archtiests
have an lusease for good on these
that owme here to stod, to work.
Cd
lms lan upes; they have rather a
peeek nasture, a i were, and are
t 1i start ameethan. Those Ib the
bha were no eaetion. They sent
aut a wmamy protest that started
somewhere up mead the womean
see and eosutied al the way down
er 4r ftmat. - Valris in its most
SUarlbas moments nave poured out a
reater ow, ina omparleon to Its sife
than that paper bDg. The woman was
bqlped to her feet l sympathetic on.
lokrs, who pompthy retired when
she sav* ha. dress.m a shake and sent
eoe-of Irem tu tetry en dIse

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