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F'v r 1 . cio oifi OTD0M What Occurred When the rv unc BAND HE HA5 M NEW YORK. Tho laot visitor had gone ashore from a big liner tho othor morning. Tho last ndtcu had been said. Tho second cabin gang plank had been drawn In. Fussy little tugs wero drawing tight on tho haw sers preparatory to pulling tho liner out of tho pier. Sallormon were un lashing tho first cabin gangway, ready to haul her on board. Tho captain and hla ofllcors were on the bridge telegraphing to the engine rodm But the steamer did not sail on time. Through the hundreds on tho pier, whose waving handkerchiefs and flags were bidding goodby to departing ones, a woman caino dashing like Sam White through a Harvard llno-up. Sho was not to bo denied, for alio was a suffragetto and sho looked it. In u trice she bounded onto tho first cabin gangplank, nor would she budgo. "My husband," sho shrieked In ac cents wild, as the poets say. "My hus Wife Turns at Last a CHICAGO. Peter Lombard of 517 South Halsted street weighs "about - 125 pounds. His wife weighs 200, and Is about four Inches taller than her husband. In splto of these discrepan cies, Lombard beat her whenever he took tho notion and the notion struck him frequently In tho last three years according to her testimony be fore Municipal Judgo Cavorly tho oth , er day. Tho night before, sho said, ho camo home In fighting mood again. Mrs. Lombard objected to taking a beat ing, but her husband insisted Bhe was looking at tho subject In a wrong light. Thon sho lost her pationce, picked up an Iron pot from the kitch en stove and whaled him over tho ' head with It. Tho argument was ef fective. Lombard appeared in court with his head bandaged. Big Mrs. Lombard took the witness stand and explained what happened to little Mr. Lombard. "We wero married about four years ago," sho said. "A year later my husband decided ho wouldn't work any longer. So ho retired. Tho fact that ho hadn't any money didn't seem to bother him, but 1 worried about it. I got hungry occasionally. "So I went to work, and have sup ported him and myself for three years. Ho didn't do anything; once What a Reporter Saw KANSAS CITY, MOi A reporter for a local newspaper wanted to bo taken on a-1 sight-seeing tour of tho General hospital. Dr. L. W. LubcIi er, superintendent of tho institution, granted tho request. "I'll tako you myself and wo'Il start In on tho third floor," 4io said. The particular part of the third floor In which they began their visit seemed an unusual placo, oven to tho visitor, unaccustomed to sights In a hospital. Nurses and ordorlies ap peared ghostly in white garments and heavy white masks entirely covering tho faco and head, with only room enough, to seo. They also wore rub ber gloves. The masks were so ar ranged that the air they breathed .was filtered by passing through them. The visitor saw two rows of ten bodB each, separated by a wldo ;ilsle. -vrSv P3F2 .Q4 2o;gyao arvYXi t- SUP ruiiiintMiliT11 Boy Pirates Hush Baby's Cries With Cookies MINNEAPOLIS. Minn. Just like all tho money In tho world was tho way 'l looked to two twelve-year-old robbers who looted the till of a Lako street grocery, fed a baby gin gersnaps to keep It quiot while they made the raid, and then lied to Lako MInnetonka, where they planned to become pirates, with a cave on Mich ael's Island for headquarters. Tho pirate flng was nover raised, for .tho sight of two youngsters buying Ico cream sodas by tho half dozen and dickering with boatmen to charter a launch was too bizarre to escapo tho jiotlco of Chief of Police John Pow ers of Excelsior. With but $5 of tho monoy spent, tho pirate crulso ended In tho city Jail. Tho boys told their own story when they wero locked up, Thoy said they went into Gust Johnson's grocery, C23 East Lake street, Just to spend a few pennies. They found tho storo do- Big Liner Pulled Out band," sho repeated, "ho has deserted me! ho has deserted mo!" "Well, who can blamo tho poor fel low?" demanded an lrrrevcront bach elor, and was literally transfixed for his temorlty. Tho ship was flvo minutes lato and Bho was a mall steamer, too. Tho woman would not budgo from tho gang-plank and tho Ballormen could not pull It In without dropping her into tho North river. Tho steamer was getting later every minute. "My husband," she shriekod. "Where Is ho Ho has deserted mo. I won't sail without htm!" "Well, go ashore- and lot us sail," ejaculated an exasperated sallorman The liner was now ten minutes lato. Thon ho came through tho crowd Ho didn't seem to bo making any un due effort to hurry. Perhaps ho couldn't. Ho was a bespectacled little man, laden- down with moro bundles than (i Baxter street peddler. "My husband," she shrieked, "There ho Is. I thought ho was deserting me." "I am Oustav Atesh," was all ho had time to tell a shlpnews reporter be fore sho dragged him up tho first cab In gangway, and as tho liner headed out Into the stream sho could bo seen dragging him back toward tho second cabin. Tho big vessel sailed fifteen minutes late. nd Beats Tiny Spouse In awhile ho would ask mo for money, and when I didn't havo it ho would proceed to beat me. I never fought back. "But last night I lost my temper. He came homo and demanded money. I had nono. Then ho struck me. 1 picked up that Iron pot, and Just gavo him a good whack over tho head with it. Ho seemed surprised." Judge Caverly looked Lombard over nnff smiled. "You look like a man who has been tamed," he said. "I don't think you'll beat your wlfo again. Tako him home, Mrs. Lombard, and tho noxt time ho starts n massacro, you know' about what to do. And don't you ever como before mo again, Lombard, on a charge of wlfo beating. If you do, I'll havo to take caro of you." Lombard and his wlfo departed arm-in-arm, their domestic troubles llko Lombard's head apparently patched up. in the Room of Dread Thirteen of tho beds wero occupied. Tho hands and feet of a few wero bound to prevent them from tossing about in tholr beds and falling out. The visitor was deeply Impressed by tho strango scene. He had so strongly sympathized with tho pa tients that ho had not asked tho su perintendent any questions. As ho was leaving tho big room he wanted to know about flie masks, tho re straining bonds on;tho hands and feet of tho patlonts, and finally tho disease with which they were Infected. "That big room Is tho Isola tion ward for patients Infected with cerobro-splr.nl meningitis," replied tho superintendent. Tho visitor's spino began to creep. Then he thought of his heels and took to thorn as fast as ho could, reaching tho elevator Just as it hnd pnssed out of sight. While tho visitor waited Dr. Luschor contin ued. "Thoso masks are to prevent possiblo Infection, but tho attendants do not know whether or not they aro immuno from infection with tho dead ly germs. They work blindly, as all do In caring for meningitis patients. They aro heroes and heroines, fac ing death aa long as " but the eu logy never wfis finished, for tho visit or hurried Into th i elevator. serted save for Lucllo, Johnson's baby, daughter. "Wo opened tho cash register," said ono of tho prisoners. "Then tho baby cried. J gavo It a ginger cooky out of a. box near tho register. It laughed and stopped crying. We took $23 from tho register. Wo went downtown light away, and took a car for tho lako. Wo slept back of a storo all night, tti)d then wo looked around. Wo thought we would dig a cavo on tho island and live there." J PERIODICAL GIUADA OR SEVENTEEN-YEAR LOCUST IN STATE OF CONNECTICUT IN 1911 Pupae Produce No Appreciable Damage to Tree Except Splinter ing of Twigs Caused by Females in Laying Their Eggs Peqch Trees Suffer Most. Periodical Cicada, Adults and (Dy W. n. BIUTTON, Ph. D., Connect icut Agricultural Experiment Stn tlun.) Brood No. II. of tho periodical cl cada or 17-year locust, Tlblcen aepten declm Linn., was scheduled to appear In tho control portion of Connecticut In 1911, so wo wore on the watch for it. The station collection contains examples of thlB brood collected In .Brapford In 1894, by Dr. W. C. Stur gis, then botanist of this station. But In lS'J-t no attempt was made to ob tain records or to study tho dlstrlbu ,tlon of the Insect In tho state. In 1903, Brood XI. was expoctod, anil though wo made many observations ;nnd Inquitles, wo did not obtalu a plnglo record. Consequently, 1911 sremed to alTord an excetlont opportunity to collect tlata, and In addition to tho obsorva tlons mado by tho olllco force, much Information was gathored from other Sources. Though tho pupae como out of the ground and crawl Upon tho trunks, branches nnd follngo of trees and shrubs, and tho adults omergo, leav ing tho old shells hanging there, they produco no appreciable Injury to tho trees except tho splintering of tho twigs caused by tho females in laying their eggs. Several correspond ents wroto to this offlco that tho cica das woro eating up their trees, But as tho adults aro sucking lnsocts, they could at most only suck out a Httlo of the sap, and could not devour finy of tho tissues. In laying eggs, mwover, by means of tho sharp, tough and horny parts of the ovipositor, tho femalo Is ablo to puncture tho hard wood andlay eggs In It. Tho ovipos itor consists of three spoar-shaped pieces or blades, tho lateral ones hav ing serrated edges for cutting. These j.lecca slldo lengthwlso upon each oth pr, and aro effectlvo In mutilating tho twigs. Tho eggs aro laid in longitudinal rows of punctures along tho under Bldo pf tho twigs ofvtho previous season's growth, having a dlumotor of betwoon bno-fourth and one-half Inch. Where there are many punctures In a twig jt Is often so weakened that It breaks tln iho wind, nnd though sometimes falling to tho ground, It usually hangs, .and tho leaves dry and turn brown. 'There Is damage to tho trees, no 'doubt, from tho effects of groat num ib era of tho larvao sucking at tho jrootB, but this Injury Is difficult to ,obsorvo or estlmato, and probably Is lusually uttrlbutcd to other causes. i Tho groatest dnmago noticed by 'tho writer was whoro peach trees had being UBed for 'egg-laying. Tho weight of tho fruit caused the twigs to break and hang down, and tho fruit as woll jas the loaves withered. In portions of tho orchards mcntlonod nearly all the fruit was destroyed. Somo twigs had flvo or six peaches each, and broke vory readily from tholr own weight. Nearly all hung, however, EXTENSION WHEELBARROW FOR APIARY Tho .Illustration 6hows my "b'Q au tomobile," which I mado myself It Is long enough to hold flvo hives Mlno is mado of 2x2 oak, but I belli vo tho same size of pi no would bo htrong enough, and would bo much lighter, writes A. T. Dockham of Eagle Bend. Minn., In tho Gleanings In Bi1 Cul ture. Tho handles should In wldo BANNER CORN CROP DESIRED BY FARMER Immediate Attention to the Culti vation of Seed Bed Is the Most Important Factor. "Every farmor wishes to produce a banner corn crop," says I'rof R. A. Mobre, head of tho agronomy depart ment of tho Collogo of Agriculture of tho University of Wisconsin Mo ono factor will bo moro Instrumental In producing such a crop than Immediate attention to tho cultivation of tho seed bed. On largo flolds the cultiva tion should bo constant from tho tlmo tho corn appears abovo tho ground until It Jb laid by in July. This in absolutely necessary for tho eradl- Pupa Shell on Leaf. Natural Size. until tho wood became dry nnd brlttlo boforo separating entirely from tho tree. In addition to tlio iobb or mo crop for tho rfeasou, about a Benson's wood m-nuth vnn ili'strnvod. lcavlnc little or no ehanco for tho formation of fruit buds for tho following yenr. i"in nttnl.i ntul tittinr frnlt trfftA tilt) rG- sults wero similar, though apparently much less serious than witn pcacu trues. On ranldlv rtrowliiK troos tho scars soon heal, but on troos mnklng a slow Growth thov do not hoal for sov- oral years. Ordinarily, however, thoro is little or no permanent injury to mo tree, and soon after tho Insects disap pear tho orchardist thinks llttlo nbout them. Tho accounts of serious injury which bno reads In newspapers aro generally basod upon tho Imagination or upon other causes, and aro not tuo verdict of men who havo given careful study to tho subject. Somo six "or sovon weeks after tho eggs are laid In tho twigs, tho young cicadas hatch from them, drop to tho ground, and work their way Into it, going 12 to 18 inches beneath tho sur face. Hero they llvo a subterranean llfn for 17 voars. whoro It Is dllllcult to follow tholr movomonts nnd dovol opment Yet thiamins boon done In three or four cases by tho bureau of entomology, and It was found that tho larvao molted four times, tho fourth molt usually occurring about tho tonth year. Thoy burrow chiefly with thnlr foreloTS. suck tho juices from tho small tree roots from one-eighth to three-sixteenths of an inch in ainmo tnr. nnd unon such food they subsist for tho full period of 17 yonrs, when tho pupao crawl out of tho grounu, lonvlne round exit holes about three- eighths of an Inch In diameter. No parasites were reared from ci cada eggB In Connecticut In 1911, though four spoclos of dipterous (two wlngcd files) larvao aro known to feed upon them In tho United States. Four species of hymonopterous (four winged files) Insects aro known to parns.ltlzo tho eggs, though only ono of theso, Lnthromeris elendao How., Is at all abundant. This has been found sufficiently abundant in somo pnrts of tho country to considerably check tho periodical cicada. Several species of mltcB aro also known to feed Upon ci cada eggs. This Insect haB predaceous enemies, ono of tho most Important of which Is tho largo digger wasp or cicada kill er, Spheclus speclcsus Dm., which stings tho adult cicada and carries It away to its underground nest to sorvo ns food for tho young wasps. Tho Btlng pnralyzeB but does not kll tho cicada, and tho wasp lays an. egg on tho body of tho cicada, upon which tho young wasp larva foods. No doubt pro daceouB ground beetles dovour somo of tho nowly hatched young, as well as tho emerging pupao. It Is probably true that birds do vour largo numbers of cicadas. ;nmfftgagnig5nniiigg53Sriinigsmgnd apart, as thou It bundles much easier For a spring I uso ono from a lum ber wagon seat It should bo a good ntlff ono This Is ory handy In put ting bees in and out of tho cellnr, as It carries thom vory easily. It Ib alao vory handy In carrying empty supers to tho yard, also In returning tilled supers to tho shop wwww-,- cation of woods and tho conservation of soil moisture. Tho timely culture of corn not only helps tho corn crop but also matorlally aids succeeding crops By paying proper nttontlon to cultivation, corn can bo easily mado to averago 10 to 15 bushels moro por aero than It would yield as a result of Improper mothods of soil culture. "Tho Initial cultivation should bo quite doop, from threo to four Inchos, as thoro Is no dangor at this tlmo of lnjurying tho corn by pruning tho rootB," continued Prof Mooro. "Sub sequent cultivation should bo Just deep enough to cronto a good soil "mulrih on tho surface of tho ground fi vwl nt Mm jnin !. . .......11 .. I...., u iiiu fiuniu mm in urilUICUlt) thd young wocdH nB thoy appear abovo tho surfaco. By rigid attention to weed eradication and molsturo con servation a bumper corn crop will bo assured." Daddy's Whack-Whack. On tho occasion of bor last visit to n certain Bnltliroro household rt young matron of thit city found a little friond In tours. 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