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1902, J. S. Trigg, Rockford, Iowa.
We would not try to raise turkeys on
the farm unless we lived at least one
balf mile from a neighbor.
.Cold storage creamery butter bought
last June at 16 to 17 cents held and
Bold in January at 19 cents does not
seem to be a bonanza.
A fruit box making machine has been
invented which will make these boxes
and baskets for a tithe of the former
cost. The next thing will be a machine
to pick the fruit, ana then we will all
We saw a man haul in a load of oats,
a little damp. In year 1886 and sell the
load for $2.50. The same man hauled
In a load the other day of the same
number of buBhels and got $21.50 for
11. Times have changed.
Passing by a poultry yard in the
country not long since, we saw over 200
Buff Cochins in one flock, as pretty
a night as we ever saw in the line of
poultry, sleek, stately, peaceful and
dignified' fowl, looking for all the world
like a Methodist conference.
Tho owner of a very good one hun
dred and sixty acre farm said to us
lately that he had come to the conelu
Blon that he had too much land; that
he was going to dispose of half of the
farm and work the balance better. He
struck us as being one of the wisest
men we have met for many a day.
The sum of $100 per year in cash and
what eggs and chickens the family can
use are easily obtained from what poul
try may be kpt upon the average farm
homestead given ordinary care and at
tention. This sum may be increased
to $200 where more fowls are kept and
more attention given them.
There are all sorts and breeds of mI-
crobes those which give the fine flav
or to butter and cheese and those which
spoil them, bacilli which thrive at 100
degrees F. and produce cholera and
those which multiply at 30 degrees be
low zero and hatch out smallpox. Hap
piness and health seem to depend large
ly upon what sort of bugs a man eats
and carries around with him.
A lady friend of ours who is very suc
cessful with her poultry, making about
$200 a year from what she can care for
at a farm homestead, tells us that the
forcing of the hens to produce eggs in
winter does not pay her, that by so do
much impaired and that they are there- j
by predisposed to disease.
Is this a
We came across a man lately who had
several head of nice Shorthorn young
stock of both sexes, all eligible to reg
istry and of good families, and the own
er complained that he could not find a
market for them at so low a price as
$5 per head, the animals being year
lings. He said It was almost impossi
ble to get his neighbors to pay over
$30 for a bull. It is needless to add
thnt the top of the market was never
reached by the beef animals of that
The man of sixty should have earned
and secured the privilege of doing only
Just such work and just so much of it
as suits his fancy and his strength.
At that age work is just as much a ne
cessity to his physical and mental well
being as at any time of his life, but he
should be exempt from the compulsory
Oatnre of the work of his earlier man
hood. The hardworking man who quits
work entirely at sixty but cuts short
his days, becomes grouty, captious,
snarly and unlovely, when It is his
privilege to enjoy a genial old age.
The culture of tobacco as a crop Is ex
tending from Wisconsin into Iowa, 400
loads of tobacco being marketed in
one day recently in an eastern Iowa
town. The crop brings a return of from
$100 to $150 per acre, is the worst soli
robber known and Involves a large
amount of work and care as well as
special training In order to make a
success. While the crop may and prob
ably will be grown to some extent, we
do not believe it will In the long run
pay Iowa farmers to convert their corn
fields Into tobacco plantations.
. The very heavy losses sustained by
etockmen the past few months as a re
sult of turning their cattle into the
cornstalk fields have brought out much
eo called information about this trou
ble. After looking carefully over what
the scientists have to offer we find that
they do not at all agree as to the cause,
Borne assigning the trouble to smut or
a fungous growth and others to a dry
murrain. Cases are cited where the
smut was fed to the extent of half a
bushel per day to one animal without
Injury, while the most careful feeding
of the stalks resulted fatally.
Altitude seems to bar hog cholera,
an elevation of 3,800 feet securing Im
munity for the pig from this disease.
If the ladles will Just watch the
hostler do up the horse's tall before
taking it out for a drive on the muddy
road, they will catch on at once to the
very latest Btyle of doing up their own
hair. No need for fashion plates now.
On rolling and hilly lands under the
plow In a regular rotation of crops
nothing so well prevents the washing
of the soil as to have it well filled with
clover roots, and nothing else will be
bo eood for the crop as a source of
humus and fertility.
Tn tho Mil countries where the land
Is under the plow it Is good policy to
"3- 1 .. A-.."'-? SIFO II
keep all the draws and natural water
ways in sod, even If the fields are
thereby broken up. 'The water must
find a way off during heavy rains, and
where these waterways are under the
plow the loss by erosion is very great.
A boy friend wants to know what
four footed animal can run the fastest.
Asking some boys what they thought,
one said a cieer, another an antelope
and another a Jack rabbit. While all
of these get over the ground at a pret
ty lively rate, none of them can go
quite as fast as the greyhound, which
can move at the rate of about twenty
yards in a Becond. Now you boys can
figure out how many miles an hour
When a young man first goes a-court-lng,
he always likes to take his best
girl out riding behind a showy and
high strung nag. As he gets further
along he prefers the steadiest old horse
on the farm or in the livery barn.
Queer, Is it not? The reason, however,
can be found if one will look far
We always put faith in a boy who Is
not afraid of work good hard manual
labor. Work is the best developer and
preserver of the moral and physical
qualities which go to make up a man
ly man. Show us the plodding, Indus
trious boy not ashamed of good hard
work, and we will show you the future
successful man, and If he sings while
he 'works so much the better.
We came across a man not long since
who has built up quite a patronage as
a breeder of pure bred Poland-China
hogs, and we incidentally found out
that his brood sows for the next crop
of pigs were all, with the exception of
one, young sows not over eight months
old Jan. 1. In doing this this man is
not only doing a serious injury to his
patrons, but it will inevitably hurt his
trade and good name as a breeder. Pure
bred stock intended for breeding pur
poses should never be the product of
an immature parentage, but of aged
and well developed stock.
Prices of almost all kinds of farm
produce are at the present time out of
balance, so high that farming has be
come one of the most lucrative of em
ployments. This condition will not
continue. The economic law of sup
ply and demand will get in its work
and' restore prices, if not to their for
mer low level, at least to a harmonious
relation between cost of production and
market value. The man who Is buying
high priced land on long time expect
ing 1901 returns from the crops is pre
",ar'n8 th,e wav for some mighty hard
Pianos and Hogs.
While waiting on a train to let a
westbound freight pass recently we
noticed two freight cars which follow
ed each other particularly. One was
loaded with hogs bound for Omaha and
one with pianos. This combination,
hogs and pianos, very fitly represents
the present condition of western agri
culture, the symphony of the hogyard
passing by a beautiful evolution Into
the sonata and nocturne of the piano
the old granger shoveling corn into the
hogyard while his daughter runs trills
and fantasias on the piano in the par
lor, a clear case of cause and effect.
No Such Book.
A friend writes and wants us to give
him the name of some book which will
tell him all about the new localities
of North America, their climate, prod
ucts, rainfall and all that, so that a
fellow can find out where to go to get
some gooa cheap land. There is no such
book published, the makers of books
these days being given to the histori
cal novel and love scrapping yarns. A
bok which would impartially and fair
ly set forth the facts as to all the newer
parts of the country, giving full Infor
mation such as a seeker for a farm and
home would naturally desire, would be
in great demand In this restless, mi
gratory age of ours. What pamphlets
and books are Issued are by Interested
persons who are looking for suckers
and never give all the facts.
Beards and Bacteria.
And now comes the New York state
milk commission and Issues the edict
that the men who milk the cows which
supply the city with milk must shave
off their beards and wear smooth faces.
for the reason that beards are supposed
to be nests of bacteria. This would
seem to suggest the great propriety of
employing only women to do the milk
ing and thereby avoid the sacrifice of
those natural appendages given by the
Creator to cover up an ugly mug. If
the beard has to go, why not the hair
of the head, and this suggests a new
use for the Chinaman minus his cue,
for he would not have to shave bis
face, not being given to whisker devel
opment. It Is evident that If the pres
ent rate of progress in dairy matters
continues the old hair in the butter is
likely to become at best only a pleasing
Beware of the Bull.
One of those all to common trag
edies where the old man falls a victim
to the bull at the head of the herd,
comes under our notice this week, the
old man being run into a corner of a
barbed wire fence and Jammed all to
pieces by the infuriated brute. Not
tho ugly dog in the neighbor's yard, or
the smallpox, which drives a whole
community wild, or the dead gasoline
can, or the carnivorous corn shredder
or the gun in the hands of the small
boy, is a thing to be so much 'feared as
that quiet, logy brute in the barnyard
who is given by his owner a reputation
as Immaculate as that of a presiding
viuri , uui wuu wijeu tuts 111 mites mm,
is it is mora than likely to do sooner or
later, becomes In an Instant a merciless
engine of destruction with which man
Is utterly unable to cope. To all In
tent and purposes he Is a ton of agricul
tural nitroglycerin and should be han
dled and cared for with as much cau
tion n stilts most unreliable and deadly
explosive. Good reputations count for
nothing with bulls. They should always
be out on parole, with the vigilant eye
of the authorities upon them. It is n
most wretched ending of a long and suc
cessful agricultural career to be hunted
to death by a bull on the farm one has
worked so hard and so long to develop
It will soon be seedtime again, and
the question of seed will come to the
front. No law affecting agriculture
works with more relentless and merci
less precision than this: "Whatsoever
a man soweth that shall he'also rpap "
Tho man who plants small potatoes,
the tips and butts of corn and unclean
ed and small grains deliberately in
vites a crop of inferior quality, while
the man who will carefully select all
his seed, often changing .for the best
seed grains and roots produced north
of his locality.ellmlnatlngall Immature,
dwarfed. Imperfect seed, by the opera
tion of the same law Invites the best
which nature can give him. If you
have, for instance, a rather sandy loam
soil which you wish to sow to wheat,
oats or barley next spring, it will pay
you well to sell your seed grain and
buy seed raised on some sHff clay soil
some distance from you, or vice versa.
We believe that there is a definite loss
connected with using the same grain
for more than three years on any farm.
Especially will such change be found
beneficial In potatoes.
Another case of underground rob
bery comes to our notice, a case where
an old and unfailing well of water
ceases to give a supply, presumably
because of the tapping of the vein
which supplied it by a neighbor, and
the old query of what can be done In
such a case is fired at us. As we under
stand the case, just nothing at all.
When a man buys a piece of land, he
gets title from heaven to China, as
high above him as he can see and
as far below him as he can bore. If he
strikes water, gas, oil, mineral and coal,
all are his which are included within
the surface boundaries of his land. If
in boring for water or oil or gas he
thereby taps the source of supply of his
neighbor's well, it is his good luck and
his neighbor's bad luck, provided his
supply comes through natural avenues,
but if he dug down and then bored
longitudinally to tap his neighbor's
supply he would be liable for trespass
and damage. The only relief In sight
for the case suggested Is to drill deep
er and strike another vein.
Wants a Stock Ranch.
A gentleman living in Chicago writes
us that he has $20,000 which he wishes
to invest in a stock ranch and wants
to know where to locate. He can go to
the range territory of Oklahoma or
Texas and find good openings for in
vestment, or he can try the range coun
try of the Western Dakotas with al
most equal promise of success, or be
can tae up the breeding of blooded
stock on the bigger priced lands of the
Mississippi valley in the corn and clov
er country and perhaps do Just as well.
If the question of health for himself en
ters into the matter, as in this case it
does, we would reeomniand the Dakota
plan as the best. A five-year bout with
Dakota range conditions will make the
rundown, wheezing Chicago business
man feel like a 3-year-old corn-fed Da
kota steer make him all over of such
good stuff that he will not care a cent
whether school keeps or not.
Not Up to 1882.
While prices for corn and Its meat
products have ruled high of late, they
still do not yet touch the top notch fig
ures of 1882. In that year beef reach
ed $9.30 and the average price for the
whole year was $0.25, while corn touch
ed 81 cents In July and that on a crop
considerably in excess of that produced
in 1901. Hogs went up to $9.35, and
the average price for the year was
$7.63. Present conditions would seem
to favor a still higher range of prices
on these prpducts than now prevails
before a new crop Is ready for market.
A variety of both musk and water
melons imported by the agricultural de
partment from Asiatic Russia which
will keep all winter is proving a great
success in 1'tah. These melons are
picked in October and require two
months to ripen after picking and are
at their best In January and February.
They are said to be equal in flavor to
the best of the summer melons and are
becoming very much sought for. They
were unknown in this country five
KIPLING AS A GUIDE BOOK.
Budyard's Service in That Capacity
in the Far Orient.
New York Tribune: Henry Sturges
Ely of Binghamton has Just returned
from a journey around the world. The
trip has Induced in him an exalted
idea of Rudyard Kipling. "There is no
guide book in the far Bast like him,"
said Mr. Ely. "The crews of the freigh
ters and tramp steamers and all the
deep-sea wanderers know him by heart.
He is Baedecker plus imagination, yet
tn absolutely faithful reporter. Tako
his line, 'And the dawn comes up llkt
thunder outer China 'cross the bay'. I
not only saw the dawn do that a hun
dred times from the deck of a tramp
steamer on the northeast route from
Singapore, but I have heard deck hands
quote the phrase. The effect of the
line reproduces the phenomenon per
fectly the utter surrenness of it, as if
it leaped at you from ambush. It is
even truer of the sunset. 'The night
comes down like thunder," he might
have said. Kipling as a statesman may
or may not be correct, but as a guide
book for the East he has no equal."
A Noble Boy.
Teacher Some one has been throw.
lng paper behind my back. James, do
you know who It is?
James (who is the culprit himself)
Yes, sir, but I hardly like to tell.
I Teacher A very honorable feellnr.
.inmrn. juu uiu oik uuwu, ixtuuun
. Mho. MU t o w
(O.T edskh ehKer
T see by the papers that the Kaiser's
I -un up agin another advertising
J scheme," said Undo Bill, as he
.lulled a sample of seed corn from
(lis pocket and banded It to the editor,
expecting a local notice In return.
"what advertising scheme have you
reference?" asked the editor.
"Oh, he's takln' a crack at the Chris
tian Scientists now that the yacht ex
citement ceases to entertain him. He's
always got some new fad ter make the
papers keep him headlined most uv the
time." explained I'nde Bill.
"Most people like to see their names
In print, whether prince or pauper,"
remarked the editor.
"Wall, I don't know as I blame him
fur It. only it's a leetle tough on Chris
tian Science, ter have the Kalwr set
down on them, but I s'pose they'll Jest
Imagine that he didn't say enything.
an' cant do enything, so they'll have no
trouble along that line, but it does
make It a letle onpleasant fur a fel
ler's imagination, when a person like
the Kaiser goes ter settln' down on It,"
said I'ncle Bill, as he leaned back In
his chair and settled himself for a good
old-fashioned gossip about current
"Christian Science has received many
hard blows," mused the editor, but the
Kaiser's has been the most severe of
"I can't git over thinkin' 'bout it,"
continued Uncle Bill, "an' I don't see
jest how the Kaiser is goin' ter stop it,
Wonder What He Will Set on Next.
'cause If a feller's sick over in his
kingdom an' kin Imagine himself well
how he's goin' ter prevent it has both
ered me so'Bt I dream 'bout it "
'Dream about it!" exclaimed the
'Yes slr-ee, dream 'bout it," replied
Uncle Bill, why, only night before last
I dreamed me an Helen was travelln
In Germany, an' as I'm always in sym
pathy with the persecuted, I thought
that I was tryln' ter convert the Kaiser
ter Christian Science, but I had a hard
Job on my bands, 'cause he's been im
aglnin' things all his life an' gettin'
slipped up on them. I thought we got
quite friendly an chummy with each
other BO'st we called each other 'Bill'
an' when two 'Bills' git tergether some
thing ter pay an' I said. 'Bill, I II tell
jer 'bout this Christian Science, there's
a heap In imagination,' an' he says.
Bill. Du blst fericht, I didn't know
what he meant, but said, 'yes, guess I
be,' and he said 'didn't I Imagine that.
Admiral von Deitrich could scare
Dewey?' an' I told him that Dewey
was no Christian scientist, he was a
hard shell Baptist, 'cause he threw the
hard shell inter the Spanish an' give
some on em a duckln , an the Kaiser
was settln' on a meet in' house an' I
said ter Helen, I wonder what he'll set
on next. An' he said 'Didn't I imag
ine that I could make your country un
friendly with Uncle Ned, an now Alice
is goin' ter the coronation?' an' I said
'Oh, Alice Is our queen, an' yer can't
'checkmate' her. She's right in the
swim an' don't need yer boat much
'cause she's no Christian Scientist, she's
a cowboy's daughter, an' I said 'There's
no use uv talkln , Bill, yer ter gosh
durn rough on the Scientists, sendln'
cn 'em out uv yer realm,' an' then he
started ter come down the ladder off uv
the church, he said, 'I s'pose I could
fall off an' git down quicker, if I only
had faith that it wouldn t hurt, an
jest then a policeman come along with
a couple uv Christian Scientists, what
they had arrested fur curln' a woman
uv wearln' wooden shoes, or goin bare-
Decide the Case on Two Pints.
footed, I furglt which now, an' the
Kaiser said, 'that'll neve? do, first thing
1 know they 11 cave 'em over wr Anier-
"IX S II 'M
$? A 0j7$SfA &f$
lea, pit 1 1 n rich.' So he unpointed mi
ts n jury, ter set on the case, an' tlien
1 thought uv Mack Huneliy" lieciilin' a
case on 'two pinls.' so I usker the Kaiser
If lie couldn't null the 'prowler', un' be
paid he'il have me rushed out uv tlie
Kingdom, an' when 1 awoke I was
Mandin' on my head in the wood1. ox
while Helen was linlitlu' a c;,ml'e' ter
find out what was the matter. I to'd
bcr 'twas no use, the Kaiser was goin"
ter do all the inuiginiu' that wv.s ter
lie done in Germany an' the Chri.-tian
Scientists had better come home un'
help some uv our 'nabobs' imagine that
there was royal blood in their vein::."
"I s'pose I had something, 'cai.se
Helen's lool;in' plum, like she always
does when she thinks I'm goin' dally."
paid Vncl.! Bill as he yawned and stall
ed out. the door headed for Shake Bag.
LIGHTNING MAiL CHUTES.
Wonderful Invention Claimed
Jersey City Man.
Chicago Tribune: Postmaster Gener
al Smith has received a communication
from an electrical engineer of Jersey
City, who claims to have Invented' a
wonderful lightning mail carrier, which
will revolutionize the methods employ
ed In the carriage of domestic mails.
The electrical engineer Is a German.
and the construction of his letter Is al
most as wonderful as that of his light
ning mall carrier; but he is enthusias
tic and claims great things for bis
scheme. The letter follows:
The Postmaster General: Honor
able Sir: Here Is an object Invented
covered by the United States patent of
fice fur the inventor, which will rattle
the world if your excellency will please
give your favorable view of it. and by
which your excellency may earn dia
monds of the globe.
'What is this? The inventor Is an
electric German civil engineer and elec
trician. He has invented to send let
ters and any kino of mail, etc., through
an underground pipe at the rate of 300
miles an hour and live to ten pounds
every minute, and all is done by elec
tric motor force. Pneumatic is poor
against this system, and nothing can
compare with the new system I have In
vented. "Letters from me to you in the white
house will reach you in an hour. Think
of that. The underground pipe repre
sents the flying torpedo becoming hot.
It is the mall carrier for the next cen
tury. Everything is experimented in
the city of Detroit, state of Michigan,
to place the system in working order.
'It is approved by the Inventor, by
his friends, Frederick Bohmert of De
troit. Carl Schmidt Tanner and Frank
Plngree, brother of the late governor of
Michigan, and other principal men of
Detroit. One mile to build cost $6,500,
with all around power houses and ev
erything. Five pounds of letters from
here to Chicago sent every minute,
takes two hours and 55 minutes. This
is the lightning mail.
'Now, Mr. Postmaster General, please
let me know what we shall do with this
and when you will investigate this mat
ter, together with your mall transit ex
perts Fors. Lieberich. New York City.
Jersey City. Detroit. Mich."
The postmaster general has not as
yet replied to the communication of the
'electric German, and will not until
further assurances have been received
that his "300-mile-an-hour lightning
mail carrier" is in something more than
a visionary state.
Washington Evening Times: "And
what," said the globe-trotter to the re
formed cannibal, "Induced you to give
pu your former life?"
"Indeed, sir,' replied the man with a
pious smile, "it must have been the di
rect interposition of providence. I ate
a man one day quite a small man, he
was. too, and tender and I had a most
horrible fit of indigestion. The man
was of a good character, he had his
credentials in his pockets, so you Bee
there could have been othing unwhole
some in the meal."
"H m." said the globe-trotter.
"Where was his home?"
"In Russia. I "
"Ah. that explains It." cried his Inter
locutor, Joyfully. It was his name
which agreed with you. If you had only
removed the bristles you would have
been all right."
And this aroused in the heathen so
strong a feeling of remorse that he
immediately ate the globe-trotter.
Moral It Is not well to be too eager
to explain things.
A Sensitive Regiment.
New York Times: Richard Harding
Davis relates this incident, which hap
pened while he was acting as corre
spondent during the English-Boer war:
A regiment of Scottlsch Highlanders,
noted for their bravery In action, dur
ing the heat of one battle were sudden
ly seen to break ranks and run in all
directions. The officers as well shared
in the stamped, and apparently made
no attempt to urge the men under them
into line. Their behavior was a Bur
prlse to everybody on the field, and af
ter the battle was over the colonel of
the regiment was summoned before
"What the devil was the matter with
your regiment?" aaked "Bobs."
"Well, replied the colonel, "there is
not a man In the regiment agrald of a
Dutchman's bullet, but we we steered
Into a field literally Infested with
wasps' nest, and you know, general, we
were all In kilts and with bare legs."
The last census showed there were in
the whole country 6,427,767 bachelors,
against 3,224.404 spinsters an excess of
68 per cent of bachelors over the un
married women. There was not any
state In the union that did not have
more bachelors than single women,
even Massachusetts exhibiting a small
fractional overplus of unattached males
of marriageable age. To account for this
situation of affairs it was explained that
the population of each state being pair
ed off by marriage evenly as between
the sexes only a relatively small frac
tion of single persons old enough to
marry was left over. In most states the
male part of this fraction was much in
excess of the female part And It must
also be remembered that women marry
! much younger than men.
VVhv 1!1 ym: mwk ttip. flltir CnhimblUr
V, hy fli-t ynti tcrr.pt in" hef tn my rnjfT
"Why l!.l yivi come with yoiir Uherty
Krt'i-l ini-.s -W'Uy
iliil you romc with vonr Falvos find
Was It for this year Captains came tliun-l,-r!n;!"
Win It f.ir this Ill-it vuiir bravest wer
Was It fur tills that yn Iat:iitfd th
N'amhiK tlie liour of the scourefr o1?'
rtrave ttin,' nitr faith In the NViriti Klar of
Tiolilly we xterrM tliro' the storm anil tho
Rav, shall wn new, no Muht In i h-- hr avpni,
JMimiat'd and slia I ler'd . drift hope
Once. In the ilnj-s of the fathers you
fame the dread question for men to
deride; Fearless, they chose the station of honor
Shall It abide say. shall It abide?
Sister, not ours Is the bitterest burden.
Thn' clothed In our rtij.'s and sunk In th
Yours. In tho splendor and mlht of your
Yours Ik the stuln and yours Is the
Doom'd Is the land nnd doom'd la the
Where Kljrht unto Wealth bends the
Speak then attain to my sorrowing;
Justice alone Is the law of the free!
John Jerome Rooney In New York Times.
WOUNDED WIFE ELOPED.
Marriage with Davison, Who Shot
Her, Never a Happy One.
Connected with the shooting of Mrs..
Flora Davison by her jealous husband,
James G. Davison at Chicago. Is a ro
mance of 13 years' standing. One week
before she had een her 1 4th birthday
she eloped from her father's home and
was married to the man who made such
a desperate attempt to end her life, as
well as those of her father and brother.
The elopment took place in Logansport,
Ind. The marriage proved an unhappy
one from the first, chiefly because of the-
jealons disposition of Davison. He was
jealous even of his wife's brother and
father, and could not bear to have any
one converse with her. Lately he be
came a Spiritualist, and this departure,
in which his wife did not believe, added
to tlie bitterness, and she decided she-
could not live with him.
About five weeks ago she wrote her
father. Peter D. Roberts. 7400 Adams
avenue, saying she could bear her trou
bles no longer and would rather bo
dead. He sent her money and asked
her to come and live in bis home until
she could obtain a divorce, as she con
templated applying to the courts for re
lease from the unhappy union. Taking
her two girls, Alice, 11 years old, and'
Belle. 1 years old, she left her home In
Indiana without the knowledge of her
husband, leaving her boy Otto, 9 years
old, with the father. Davison followed
her to Chicago and took little Belle
away, believing that would Induce his
wife to return to him. That was about
n week ago, but the wife refused to be
The family of Mrs. Davison believe
that the attempted murder was premed
itated, us Miss Pearl Roberts, a sister
of Mrs. Davidson, said yesterday that
they had learned of Davison telling hia
sister in Ixgansport before leaving Sat
urday that he would either bring his
wife back with him or kill her. Davi
son was fined recently for murderously
assaulting a woman named Wilkinson
Davison is confined in the county
jail hospital, where he was taken after
the shooting. Dr. Boechin, the Jail phy
sician, said yesterday that he was bad
ly bruised about the head and bis nose
completely flattened as a result of the
blow from the baseball bat. Mrs. Davi
son is in the Englewood Union
hospital, and recovery is still doubtful.
The other participants in the tray, Pe
ter D. and Edward Roberts, were injur
ed only slight,' and are both nursing
their wounds in their home at 7400
THE ROAD TO DYSPEPSIA.
Giving to the Stomach More Work
Than It Should Have.
London Family Doctor: It requires
five hours for the stomach to work on
un ordinary meal and pass it out of It
self, when It falls Into a state of re
pose. Hence, If a man eats three times
a day his stomach must work 15 hours
out of the 24. After a night's sleep we
wake up with a certain amount of bod-
ny vigor wnicn is laitnruuy portioned
out to every muscle of the system and
every set of muscles, each its rightful
share, the stomach among others. When
the external body gets weary after a
long day s work the stomach bears its
share of the fatigue, but if when the
body is weary with the day's toll we put
it to bed, giving the stomach mean
while a five hours' task which must be
performed, we impose upon the very
best friend we have the one that gives
us one of the largest amounts of earth
ly enjoyment and if this overtaxing
Is continued it must as certainly wear
out prematurely as the body itself will
If It is overworked every day. And If
persons eat between meals then the
stomach has no rest from breakfast in
the morning until 1, 2, i, or 4 o'clock
next day: henee it is that so many per
sons have dyspepsia. The stomach Is
worked so much and so constantly that
It becomes too weak to work at all.
Railway traveling in Russia is pro
verbially slow, but has not the com
pensating advantage of safety, judginf
from some statistics furnished by the
ministry of ways and means and com
munications. The latest compled data,
are for the year 1900. In which year
there were 4,447 accidents; that is, n
an average, about a dozen per day. Of
this total 1.862 were derailments, 750
collisions and 2.8S5 of various other de
scriptions. Altogether 1,226 persona
were killed and 6,933 injured,
A monument to Lieutenant Frnacoht
Gamier, who explored Yunnan In 1868
1868 and in 1873, has been erected at St
Etlenne. His discoveries and' his mur
der at the Red river led to the French,
expedition to Tonkin and the establish
ment of the French colonies In Indo-Chlna.