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Strange ] of an iLMBi Who Becj> Prjri Kmie JL JLVF J8. J9.3k M. 4 gNE of the strangest stories th ever came out of the tropic se la that of Edward Thompson, tl only American who ever becai a king In his own right. Not ing more romantic exists In i etry or legend than the tale i the lad from southern Illino who founded a kingdom In t far-off Isle of Nalkeva. For quarter of a century he ruled hia savage realm, forgetful of t world that had forgotten hi While he sat in liwltrmont nv the affairs of his tribesmen or led his warriors battle the map of tho world was being changed. Only I ho faintest echoes from ci vilization ov reached the island kingdom of Naikcva, where rul< Walla Natnliuka. "tho Child of the Sun." To the Blmpltwnlndod islanders h<> was always looked upon as u supernatural being. His recent death has plunged his people in gloom. The mourning robes of his subjects have been brought out of ^ tho napa huts and worn in the dead king's honor. His two little sons, the princelings of Naikeva, will reign in his stead and King Walla sleeps at the crest of a gentle slope overlooking a coral reef, where the league-long breakers thunder liour after hour. His bones lie far from those of Scotch-American forbears, who settled in southern Illinois nearly a century ago. A disappointment in love started him out upon tho long road of adventure when he was a youth of nineteen or twenty years. One of these unfortunates who run to extremes in matters of sent! ment, ho fell In love with one of the pretty village Klrls of old Albion. Things move slowly in this, one of tho oldest and proudest towns of Illinois. In tho natural course of events It was to be expected that tho two would marry in tho fullness of time. There was a home to be built and preparations made for a start in llfo. Something of the i/.othodloal slowness of their Kngllsh ancestors clung then, and still clings, to the everyday life of the citizens of Albion. Tho town has changed hut little in the years that have flown since Thompson loft under cover of nightfall. The Kftmo houses line the sm:ipIi>iik niimi'n Tlw> name homesteads that sheltered the pioneers now nheiter their descendants of tho third and fourth generations. Red brick homes, low eased and with wide doer-tops, still line the older streets of ihe little southern Illinois town. Outwardly the town has "changed but little, and in spirit not at all, since the days when young Thompson waited for his girlisdi sweetheart at the half lighted corner of th.? court house square. The Albion of the Flowers, the Thompsons, the llulmes. the Hirkheclts. of "Park House" and "Wanborough IMaoe" still remains. Had the white monarch of the savage* Isle of Naikeva conic back to the placo of his birth in tho last year of his life he would have found "Little llrltnin," as tho region is known, much as he 1< ft it. It is tho same little city of schools and churches, of quiet homes and quieter street.* that it was when ho was a barefoot lad stealing away to fish and loaf along Honpas creek. The future ruler of Nalkeva spent many an Idle hour with hook and line along the shallows of old Hanpas, If the traditions of the folic of "Little Urltaln" are true, lie was fond of making long trips to tho shores of the Wabash with his chums, but lie seemed to lack the ambition dear to every boyish heart, the hope of getting out and seeing the bin, round world. Thoro was nothing to set lilni apart from his fellows fin one who would tasto of Btrango adventures before his death in the antipodes. The prosy, uneventful life of a farmer, a storekeeper or at the most a humdrum professional man In a country town was all to which ho could look forward. There came an interruption, an awakening to Ills love's young dream that drove him out of his homo town between sundown and sunrise one summer's night. This spur to his pride, this wound to his self-love sent him adventuring among the s./icy isles of the south seas and made him a king !n his own right before he was twentyflve. Me was of that shy, retiring, loyal type of the Scotch who love deeply wher they love at all. 1,'^hnd become engaged to the village beauty. rt fi> tl.'iv had been set for the ceremoriv anil the nnmarrled youth of tho town looked upon him aa one already lost to tho fun and frolics of tho elngle state. About thin ttmo a new buslneaa honae waa Opened In the little town and a youthful eastern imanngor waa sent on by tho owners to look after Romance h WIS BOY flHE[ U j ^ ^ ^ ^ *' ^ | rrtvx"*^ -???? its affairs. He came armed with letters of introduction that opened tlio moat exclusive homes of the aristocratic English families to him. Among the many young girls that he met was the village hello, the afllanced of the young Scotch-American. It was another variation of that old triangle, the woman and two men. From the first the friends of young Thompson could see that his cause was hopeless. Ills affianced wif<> and the young stranger spent more nil.t ?l * " ...... ... men Him- lUKumur. i.uue rumors began to find their way about tho village. Tho gossips, ever ready In a small town, worn noon busy. Thompson, moody and hurt by her systematic neglect, was the last to hear and the last to countenance the whispered talk that was going the round of the village loafing places. There was a great hue and cry along the quiet old streets one summer morning. Thompson's bride to be had disappeared. Her mother had gone to her room to awaken her and found her gone. She had gone with the young manager of Albion's hite?( linslnoca 1 ? .->?> uwuor, 1111 1 It Villi that <1h> to this neither of them have been hoard from Young Thompson changed In a day from a cheerful, happy lad to a grim-faced man. Ho boeamo moody and sllont. He neglected his work and ncvor wont near the homo to which ho had expected to load his bride. I .ess than a month after the (light of tho elopers there was more excitement in Albion. It was reported that Edward Thompson had disappeared. Tho strain and the shame of living In a town where every man. woman anil child know the story of his Jilting hail proven too much for his sensitive, high-strung nature. Whl'e life flowed on in the same uneven current in the village of his nativity he was wandering here and there among the emerald Islands, the li.goons and the coral reefs of the seas that behold the Southern Cross. All the islands that lie off t!ie familiar track of the steamers knew him first and last In tho three or four years that he sp< nt with the traders and copra buyers Tho Philippines, tho l.adrones. the Solomons and a dozen other Island groups of li*. - .... ovu UIVI il I .11 111!' TMTP VISItOU l?y liilll ill tljO |iic years of liis Odyssey. Finally he and iii-? trading companions touched at the Island of Nai keva in the I<*ijis. One of the? eternal civil wars that are always disrupting the peace of the little island kingdoms was brewing In NalkOva when the tramp schooner dropped anchor inside the reef of coral (hat formed the harbor breakwater. A new claimant had ilsen for the throne and he and his followers were demanding the scepter and the head of the old king. Thompson had left Illinois, had put the states heliin.1 Mm ?.* ?????? .-ov.i|ir iin! eiuiHiiiiK. reminder or lils lost love |hat lit* saw In every woman. Tim wandering Hfo of threo or four years had cleansed his heart of hut little bitterness against womankind. lie had put the old life behind him and dreamed only of adventure and never of bright eyes and loving lips. It was a mlxe 1 crew of Kanakas, Malaysians and half-castes aboard tho little trading schooner. They cared but little for tho kings and chieftains of the islands, but it was a part of their policy to bo polite to tho native rulers. An audience was arranged with tho native sovereign and a part of tho ship's company ii t f Oil <1 rwl If ?lo?? ** HI* * .mi uinijoi'fl, mirrors and lirass rods as gifts. " was In the royal hut Thompson first sow the Princess Lakanita. She stood at tho Bhlo of her father's throno when the white men entered the palm hilt for their talk with the old king. Home Indefinite attraction seemed to draw tho white adventurer and the brown-skinned princess to each other. They met many times while tho schooner was taking on its load of native products. There was more than a little Spanish blood In tho veins of the old king's daughter. Her mother was a half c.astn Spanish wnmnn mwi much of the languorous l>onuly of the maids of old Castile was tho horltago of this barbaric princess of tho romoto Ifle of Nalkeva. In tho half twilight of tho cocoanut groves he heard her story of danger and distress. Tlie rival claimant of the tin-one had demanded her hand In marriage, and had promised to spare the life of her father if she would consent to become his queen. It was but a matter of weeks, possibly of days, 'ill his force would be strong enough to back his arrogant demands. In the end the white man knew that the Island beauty had fallen In lovo with him. She pleaded with him to stay and help her escape from the clutches of the oppressor. It is pos. ible that Thonmson would have lin gored for a time If Ills companions had not been eager to get away from tho Island before tin* civil war began. They were traders, and as such they lid not care to take sides in the dispute. It might hurt their business chances la case they ever made another trip to the island. The anchor was lifted, the brown sails spread and the ugly little schooner slipped out of the harbor of Naikeva while Thompson stood on her deck and waved a farewell to the imperious little island beauty. At the very last .he had reminded him of his promise to return to N'aikeva. It was weeks after the departure of the ship from N'aikeva that Thomnson was drnm.tiieniiv reminded of his promise to tl?o Princess l.akanita. The snn had just, sot one night ami Thompson was lying on deck smoking ami watching tiio swlf' tropic ilark como lip out of lie oast. A native cainie scraped against 11;? schooner's sido and a native was heard calling for "tin- white man with the blue eyes." !!< was brought Aboard ati?l proved to be the faithful messenger of the distressed princess, lie had followed the choon or across leagues of unknown seas in his open canoe searching for the only man upon whom sho could rily for aid. The ' iid was at hand in Naikeva. an ! I.:ika luin and licr father were about to be put t" death. Help must eoiue quickly, and it was more tl.an possible that it was now too lat??. That ni;ht the stanch Itttle trading vessel pointed 11 r prow toward N'aikova. In the linal meldo along tl:.< sand1 '.lie ol.t king and Ins rival were both slain and Thompson was stunt.< d by a blow from a War rbiii in the hands of a sava?r<' fighting man W lx ii bo revived lie and his ihim began a hunt nf extermination for nil the revolter They were wiped out and thrir villages fired before the party returned to the king's \iilage. where the schooner lay anchored; Then the white hero was stricken by one of the malignant Island fevers, brought on by his injury on the bea h It was many days before he was nb'.e to roc rignlze his free-trading companions The princess had boon his devoted nurse through his dangerous attack of tropica! fever Now that ho was about to leave the island forever 1 he grow sorrowful and listless. She drooped like a dying (lower as the ship's preparations for sailing \v< re being made All his promise; t(? return brought on fits of passionalo weeping on tho part of the Uttlo princess. She wanted him to stay. "I fought that fever when it ih,<i a way from 1110, and it was all for nothing," was her constant reply, "and now that yon arc well the white men an- tolling .von away v. hero Lakaiiita can never hope to see you again." In the end her pleadings won. After all thero was nothing In the outer world to which he cared to go hack. The good news spread quickly over the littln kingdom. "The Child of the Sun" was to wed their princess and rulo them in the wise ways of tho white man After twenty five years? of idyllic happiness, Thompson, the iove-lorn youth who lie.I from the covert je? rs of the town of his birth, .lied a kliiK In far-off Nalkeva. The princess still lives and liln two sons will reign In his place. The silence of twenty-live years lias been broken by the news of his passing away surrounded to tho last by his dusky retainers. FENCE PREVENT; FROM DE ! liest Protection Ax?ilnst Desti Fvnce With Hurt Across i Tn answering a query as to the best method of preventing wolves from destroying a sh ep Hock, the Wisconsin Agriculturist publishes the following: ! Many bells on ;i flock of sheep will no doubt <lo good serviee toward j keeping wolves off though they would j not bo proof against attacks from the bolder animals. A few well trained shepherd dogs would serve the puri ' ' j iff Wolf and Dog Prco pose bettor and would make r> K'T | viceable animals In ?>fi? r ! .*;? - ?m in helping to attend to large llo<- The best protection against wul'. .1 the flocks, however, would ho wolf:;:, lit woven wire fence, with baib \\;r< s stretched at tho top mi ass to pn-v? lit tho wolves from getting over and mo tho sheep pastures. Sm-li :i fence must also bo built close to th1 m' nul to present tbo wolves from < 1 i- u: their way through undi rneath. A barb wire stretc hed tightly along the ri'Qmiki lino will lm very serviceable in this respect. The woven wire f<noo should l)o at least as high as any farm foneo ordinarily in use is, and pieces of lixl's should bo nailed or COMFORT FOR FARM STOCK Should Tie Fed tit Kcgular Times iiml Novcr Roualily llaml loil by Hcln<t Chunctl bv Dos or JLeft in Cold. IB V A. D. WII,S(lN 1' nl vprslt v l''n rrn St l'aul. Minn ) I One of our good dairy farmers, 11 v ing In C'nrlton county, who is also a Partners' Institute lecturer, Mr. F. H. .Mcl/eran, in talking on "Care of Dairy Cattle," always emphasizes the importance of making the stock comfortable. He says that if they are made uncomfortable by being fed at irregular times, so that they spend a great deal of their time expecting to bo fed, the discomfort shows in lower production. If they are made un ooniiortamo i>y having a poor bod, by being roughly handled, by having h dog sot on thoin, or by being wt out In the cold or allowed to go thirsty, theso conditions result in decreased product Ion. Ho emphasizes tho fact that ono of the ^roat advantages of weighing tho milk ovorv day, from each cow, Is that it. gives ono a qui k check nil any condition that brim:-: about discomfort to his nnfn als I: any cow shows a dropping <>ff of hoi id Ilk flow, as a rule a little obsorva tion wt.i show that sho has bo<>n made uncomfortable in some of tho ways n cntloned above: and. knowing th'-s" f.ic's, tin* farmer is able to cluck those unfavorable jffphriirioim mleWIv Olio oi (In- points that Mr. M' l.cran especially emphasizes is the import ance of not allowing the cows to st:i\ out in the winter \v!:en tin v lire un comfortable. He states that a good way to determine tliis is to take off your coat and ic?< out in the yard with tlio cows, stand around and net Jr. t as tiw cows do. When you lienln to fe< 1 uncomfortable and feel like lioinc into tiii> house, put the cows in the hftrn. Autos on th>> Farm, Some people ha.-- "i id i that tie fanner will not he .'ihle to properly earn for hif machine. hut my <wp ri enoe has been that the fanners who have ralh'il for licenses have In i it lull, conversant with th.? workings < their machines in far', many farmers COMFORTABLE I V ' V< "S?V ??. . ' V-' . ; Ijgpl ^ '''* I/ I , ' /*: ..." ? : ' m. /. j ^ r?-'furfJR.MMK. .J7J The brood rows imisf have dry and reasonably warm quarters Tho n< rompanylng IlliiHtrati* :> gives lift a . fairly >;o<> 1 Idea of one stylo of a litter ' pen. H I* roomy and its long panel doors when opened admit of plenty of light and air This style of a pen Is handler for the attendant than are tho triangular shaped sheds. These > WOLVES VOURING SHEEP f Fencc ft Sheep. wir<- arraPc'-nii nl cvru though thny -uctlve Bensts Is Woven Wiro > Wire Stretched ihe Top. spiked to the tops of all the posts# projecting outward from the field enclosed for sheep pasture at an anglo. of 4f> degrees to the upper parts of tho posts. The pieces of 'Jx4's should bo 18 to 20 inches long and to them tho barb wires should be stapled. Tho fence thus made will prevent tho wolves from getting over as they cannot get over the projecting barti niun:;?<> to ^<-1 up tli:* wovi-n w ire l<> Its lop. Tin' :ncompanying illustnilion shows dearly how the f' lico is hullt. Such a fence is of sorvice "> any sheep farmer who \viskos an <'111riert moans of protecting his (locks .li-MillVt ... ... I - I' ni'l'I'h HO V. ' 11 ! ? ' !- ilillSt wolvos. High Pi-ices for Horses. Wo i..ay well doubt tin- prediction tha: tli'1 automobile will soon put th?? horse diii of business ami reports from < \ ry section of the west show (hat well bi-' d animals are selling aC i til per pair. j are heil< r infornnd mi me< hanics, Kas oline ctigincs and tlie like than tho average < it> man who applies for a license. There is another view held by many city people which is wrong, ! and that is that tho farmer will bo content with a small horsepower 1110 tor car, says a writer in Halt I mora i American As a matter of fact, when, j a farmer gets a car lie wants it. so constructed that ho can use it for pleas* I ure and for business, and that Is tho ; reason that they generally want their : oars to have 40 horsepower or better. Time and help are the two things I now at a premium on the Ohio farm, and, as an auto saves both, there Is an increasing Interest in the subject I fe. 1 certain that th-> present fall and spring will l>e by far the best selling | nine lur inrin nuios ever soon; HOW ENGLISH RUN DAIRIES Cown Arc Not Soiled to Any Great Kx ton t but I'asturc la Depended Upon for Entire Slimmer Fceil. In England cows nro not soiled to if 1 t . .VI, iW 1.11# .-'"-J <" -I ponded upon for it'.'- er.t r>> si:mni$r iV-eil. They nay over ihoi'O that !r. takes t\\i acres t<> ke? p a cow going i.s -he should Karlv i:i Augnsi (lie cows arn turned on the aftcnii; :i o: the tn> . .lows and later changed bach :.:.d lor1!, between the paMuVe- and the MPadow. When tal.cn o;Y th> p.ist In l:it(> summer tin cows ire (> 1 a I 'tie cotton seed rai<' but the;." do tlot got; much fc. ain at anv t Ill (ht winter the* are f> ! roots 40 to 71) pounds p> r (lav, uliout !."> pounds of straw half n:? riiuch hay ;iiiii iiimmii I'n-in pi> inns hi infai (tail r i 1 i':iUc mix'' I M ho barn yards a.-<? |>av?-l with cobMo sto ? to !<oop tin- cows out of tho inud and I ho niai. ire is s:\vod ?: i. dor sheds Not a tl iru; is Was' od Thoro arc vory few (lOAmoiles in Kngland and tho butter on tho market is nil rni but tor bat It is of fluo (|iialltv. genera y a ?:< it deal better th.hi our farme ina .e Tho prlcfS for inii f r tho year nv^iHKos I'.houl ? 1 jut !' |>ntindn, nft'T (lit" freight Is . i! 'ARROWING PEN IffeV --?l| [ *? HfJ , /' V** pen ran bo more eaxil> cleaned and Ix i!dod. Many Goats in Country It is estimated that there are over 2,000,000 soats in Hits country nn<! all are practically free from tuberculosis. Thousflti'ls of them are milk ?mn?n nn.i ar<j used regularly for this purposo.