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THE SAINT AND THE SINNER.
HMrt-worn and weary the woman gat Her baby sleeping across her knee, And the work her fingers were toiling at Seemed a pitiful task for such as she, Vending shoes for the little feet That pattered oyer the cabin floor, While the bells of the Sabbath day rang swoet, And the neighbors passed by the open door. The children played and the baby slept, And the busy needle went and came, When, lo, on the threshold stone there stept A priostly Agora, and named her nams ; "What shrift is this for the Sabbath day, When bells are calling, and far and near The people gatner to praise and pray, SVoman, why are you toiling here?" Like one in a droara she answered low ; "Pat her. my days are work-days all ; I know not fcaobatb. I dare not go Where tbe beautiful bells ring out and call, For who would look to the meat and drink And tend the children and keep the place? I pray in silenco, and try to think 1'or God's love can listen and give me grace. The years passed on, and with fast and prayer Tne good priest climbed to tne gate of rest, And a tired woman stood waiting there. Her woik-worn hands to her boso"! pressed ; "O, saint thrice blessed, mount thou on high,1 He heard the welcoming angels Bay, When meekly, gently Bhe passed him by. Who had mended shoe3 on the Sabbath day. Ladies' Homo Journal. THE GOLDEN COIN. Lucien de Hera had seen his last bank note of 1 00 francs seized by the banker's rake and had risen from the roulette table where he had just lost the last of his little fortune. His head whirling, his legs un steady, he went and threw himself down on the wide leather seat which ran all around the gambling table. For some minutes he looked vaguely round the secret eraniblinar hell, list ened to the ring of the gold on the cloth, remembered that he was ruined, lost; recollected that in a chest of drawers at home he had the regimental pistols which his father, General de Hem, at that time a sim ple Captain, had so well used in the attack of Zaatcha; then overwhelmed by fatigue he fell into a profound sleep. On awakening he found his mouth clammy and sticky. A glance at the clock told him that he had slept scarcely half an hour, and he had felt an imperious need of the night air. Kising, Lucien lemembered that it was Christmas eve, and by an iron ical play of memory he suddenly saw himself as he was when a little child, putting his shoes in the chimney be fore going to bed. Just then old Dronski a constant frequenter of the gambling hell, a typical Pole, wearing a threadbare hooded cloak approached Lucien, mumbling a few words in his dirty little gray beard. Lend me a f-franc piece, sir. Dur ing two days I havn't budged from the club and during the two days the '17' hasn't won once. You can laugh at me if you like, but I'll give my hand to be cut off if present!', when the clock strikes 12, that number doesn't win." Lucien de Hem shrugged his shoul ders; he had not in his pocket even enough to pay his tax, which the habitues of the place called "the Pole's 5 francs." He passed into the ante-room, put on his hat and fur coat and went down the staircase with the agility common to people in a fever of excitement The ruined gambler shivered under his furs and began to walk. He mrsed more than ever on the box of pistols which awaited him in his chest of drawers; but, after having walked a few steps, he stopped abruptly be fore a heart-rending spectacle. On a stone bench, placed according to custom, near the magnificent door of a mansion, a little girl of 6 or 7 .years, scantily covered with a tat tered black dress, was seated in the snow. She had fallen asleep there, notwithstanding the cruel cold, in a dreadful posture of fatigue and dis couragement. One of the child's shoes had fallen from her foot, which tiung down before her in a painful position. Urged by an instinctive pity, he approached the little girl, and was, perhaps, about to carry her away in his arms and give her shelter for the night when, in the old shoe which had tumbled on to the snow, he saw something brilliant He leaned down. It was a golden louis. some cnaritame person, a woman, i no doubt, had passed by, had seen, this Christmas night, the shoe before the sleeping child, and remembering the touching legend, had placed there, with a discreet hand, this magnifi cent alms, so that the abandoned child might still believe in the gifts made by the infant Jesus and might retain, spite of her misfortune, some confidence and some hope in the jus tice of Providence. Lucian was on the point of arous ing her so that she might learn of her good fortune, when he heard near his ear, as in an hallucination, the voice of the Pole mumbling softly, with. his thick drawling accent, the words: "During two days I haven't budged from the club and during two days the unn hasn't won once. I'll give my hand to be cut off if, presently, when the clock strikes twelve that number doesn't win." Then this young man of 23, who descended from a race of honest men, who bore a superb military name and who had never failed in honor, con ceived a frightful idea; he was seized by a mad, hysterical, monstrous de sire. With a glance he assured him self that he was quite alone in the deserted street, and bending his knee, j cautiously advancing his quivering ! hand, he stole the golden louis from the fallen shoe! Then running with all his might he returned to the gambling house, scrambled up the staircase in a few strides; pushed open with a blow of his hand the padded door of the accursed saloon; entered it precisely at the moment when the clock struck the first stroke ot midnight, placed the piece of fold on the green cloth and cried: "Bight on the seventeen!' T1m number seventeen won. With the back of his hand Lucien pushed the 3 louis onto the rouge. The rouge won. He left the 72 louis on the same color. Bouge won again. He doubled in the same way again once twice, thrice, each time with the same success. He had now be fore him a pile of gold and banknotes, and began to cover the table in a frenzied manner. The twelve, the column, the number, every combina tion won. His luck was extraordi nary, supernatural He was becom ing wealthy again. In his eagerness to begin play he had not taken off his heavy fur coat; already its pockets were bulging out with bundles of banknotes and rolls of gold pieces; l and, no longer knowing where to deposit his winnings, he was now stuffing with papers the inner and outer pockets of his frock coat, the pockets of his waistcoat and trousers, his cigar-case, his pocket handkerchief everything he had which would hold money. And he still played, still won. Only he felt something like a hot iron at his throat and he could only think of the little beggar girl asleep in the snow. "Certainly, she must be there! Presently yes, when the clock strikes 1 I swear it! I will leave the place 1 will go and take her, asleep in my arms, I will take her home; I will put her in my own bed and I will bring her up: 1 will give her a dowry; I will love her as my own daughter and take care of her forever, for ever. " But the clock struck 1, and the quarter, and the half-hour and the three-quarters and Lucien was still seated' at the infernal table. At last at one minute before 2 o'clock the banker rose abruptly and said in a loud voice: "The bank is broken, gentlemen. Enough for to-day. " With a bound, Lucien was on his feet Eudely pushing aside the gamb lers who surrounded him and re garded him with envious admiration, he quitted the room hastily; ran down stairs and reached the stone bench. "God be praised," he cried. "She is still there." He approached her, seized her hand. "Oh, how cold she is! Poor little thing!" He raised her to carry her away. The child's head fell back but she did not awaken. "How soundly one sleeps at her acre." He held her against his brest to warm her, and, filled with a sudden inquietude, was about to kiss her eyes so as to awaken her from her heavy slumber. Then he perceived with terror that the child's eyes were half open, show ing the pupils glassy, fixed, extinct A horrible suspicion crossed his mind. He placed his mouth close to that of the child; no breath came from it While with the Louis he had stolen from this little beggar girl Lucien had been winning a fortune at play the child had died; died of cold. Seized at the throat by a most hor rible pang, Lucien endeavored to ut ter a cry, and in the effort which he thus made, awoke from his nightmare to find himself on the seat in the club where he had fallen asleep a little be fore midnight and where the waiter of the gambling-hell, going away the last at about 5 o'clock in the morn ing, pitying the ruined gamester, had left him sleeping undisturbed. Lucien went out, pawned his watch, took a bath, breakfasted, and went to a recruiting office, where he signed a voluntary engagement in the First Begiment de Chasseurs d' Afrique. To-day Lucien de Hem is a Lieu tenant He has only his pay to live upon, but he manages upon that, be ing an officer of very regular habits and never touching a card. It even appears that he finds it possible to economize something, for the other day at Algiers one of his brother offi cers, who was following him at the distance of a few paces in a moutain ous street of the Kasba,saw him give alms to a little Spanish girl asleep in a doorway. He had the impertinence to look at what Lucien had given to the poor beggar. Lucien.de Hem had placed a golden louis in the child's nand. From the French. Chinamen's Favorite Soda Flavors. A man was enjoying a cooling phosphate in a downtown drug store the other day not far from China town when a child from the Flow ery Kingdom entered. The soda rusher prepared for business. "Coffee?" inquired the Chinaman. "No. the coffee is iust out," said the soda fountain tender. "We've got vanilla, chocolate, sarsaparilla and " But before he had finished the Chinaman shook his head, turned on his heel and walked out, vigorously working a fan. Then the soda man turned to the writer and said: "It's the funniest thing in the world. I have a lot of Chinamen come in here, and they in variably ask for coffee soda. If I happen to be out ot that flavor they won't take anything else. It seems to be a regular fad with them. It would do your eyes good to see China men in here by the half dozen at a time, -all drinking coffee soda. I have never sold a soda with any other flavor to a Chinaman since I have been here, and you know that's been a good number of years. " Bos ton Journal. Journalism in Persia. Persian newspapers are not printed from type. When the reading mat ter is ready it is passed to a scribe, who makes a clean copy. From this a beautifully written floe copy is made by a handwriting expert, and ithis is finally reproduced by lithography. OTJE RURAL READERS SOMETHING HERE THAT WILL INTEREST THEM. To Seep the Roofs of Farm Bolldlngs In Good Condition Beet Sugar Farming in Nebraska Value of Good Cows Cultivat ing After Rain. Shingles and Shingling. It is a matter of no small expense to keep the roofs of farm buildings in a sound and tight condition, says a correspondent of the American Ag riculturist Want of proper selec tion of shingles, of proper care in laying them, and in protecting them from the weather, are responsible for much of the cost which often seems a burden. The saying that what is worth doing at all is worth doing well, is eminently true of the selection, lay ing, and care of shingles. In the first piace, it is iaise economy to buy, or have made from the product of one's own wood lot, shingles of inferior quality, full of sap, or of a coarse, porous, or shaky nature, which per mits water to enter the grain, soon ending its usefulness. Boofs soon be come almost worthless through care lessness in laying the shingles, joints not being properly "broken," and water thus let m to cause rapid de cay. Another point is that an un protected shingle, even a good one, severely exposed as it is to the ac tion of'the weather, Has vastly less durability than it would have if cov ered with some motsTiire-prbof ma terial. Even a cheap quality of paint will prove a great protection. If paint is thought so be too costly, there are often materials to be had that will repay applying to the newly-laid shingles, or to use as a dip before they are laid. Tar, crude pe troleum, whitewash all these are efficacious, if properly and thoroughly applied. Such applications mean better looking buildings, and roofs that will long outlast those not sim ilarly treated. It is much better, in cold climates, at least, to use shin gles, underlaid by thick building paper, upon the walls of farm build ings, instead of clapboards, as the former are warmer, and, if well laid, and painted, or stained, will look better than clapboards. In any event warmth ought not to be sacrificed to looks, and shingles certainly afford far better protection against the en trance of cold air than do clapboards. In any event warmth ought not to be sacrificed to looks, and shingles certainly afford far better protection against the entrance ot cold air than do clapboards. The great point in the use of the former is to secure good quality, to lay them with great care, as regards joints, and to prop erly protect the wood from the action of the weather. Such care will be repaid in the durability that will thus be secured. Beet Sugar Farming. The sugar beets I raised last year writes, Charles Riedel of Nebraska, were shipped in fi eight cars to the Grand Inland factory. One acre of land was prepared by plowing eight inches deep and subsoiling so to have eleven to thirteen inches of loose soil. It was theD harrowed and smoothed with a plank clod crusher. The seed was sown with a Planet Junior seed drill, twenty pounds to he acre, though twenty-four pounds are bet ter, in rows eighteen inches apart. The field ought to be nearly square, so the double wheel hoe can be used both ways, when the thining out is done, which is the biggest and most important part of the work. The rest of the cultivation can be done by a one-horse cultivator. By running the double wheel hoe on both sides of the row, with the curved parts in side, only a strip one inch wide is left for hand thinning and weeding. With four-inch hoes, repeat the oper ation a few days later at right angles to the rows, and only little squares of one square inch are left to be thinned out and weeded, which reduces the much feared hand labor to a minim um. The rest of the cultivation was all done by the wheel hoe, with the cultivator teeth inserted in place of the hoes. For cultivating the su gar beets I raise for stock, I use a two horse corn cultivator as the rows are planted three feet apart and thinned out from ten to twelve inches in the row. Sugar beets are the most profit able crop for me to raise, for they sell well, are well liKed by all domestic animals, and are superior for table use, to all other beets. Orchard Grass. The value of orchard grass is be coming better understood, and there are many places where it is common to sow it in place of timothy either alone or with clover. It is a richer feed than is timothy, is ready to pas ture earlier, and is best cut as clover is coming into head, which is also the best time for cutting clover. Where clover and timothy are sown together, the cutting is apt to be de ferred too late for the clover or too early to have the timothy amount to much. Uses for Fertilizers. Of the various ways of handling manure, good and bad, the best tor me seems to be to spread it as made. The t"U. a""'"""- --- v" few inches by the winter ram, and the coarser remamaer, turned unuer jusu as the soil begins to warm up in the spring, starts a chemical reaction that is urobably as beneficial to' the soil as is the actual plant food contained in it By rotting it down in a compost heap and top dressing in the fall, this function of the ma nure is mainly lost; a loss which is partly offset by the surface protection giyen to the young wheat by the ma nure and by a better sod to be turned down the next time the field is plowed, but I have no use tor sod on farm laud, my rotation not extending be yond four or ft re years of which two years are clover. What Caa Bo Bone with Good Cows. Should I buy the adjoining farm of 100 acres? was the old-time question a Central Sew York farmer at PompeyHill, near Syracuse, asked eighty odd years ago. "If you will buy five of the best cows to be had, I will pay for it with butter," was the reply of his wife. There is a world of suggestiveness in this old-time question and answer. Even then it was recognized that a farmer could not safely indulge in large land hold ing, unless he had the best of stock to go with it, and make it pay. We have improved stock since those early days, but nobody has improved the philosophy of that good, business-like wife. Exchange. Feeding Grain With Pasture. The feed that stock get from the pasture always costs more than any other on farms where land is valuable. Why not then supplement the pas ture with a grain ration, keeping enough stock to eat the grass pretty close and yet not allow it to suffer. Many farmers reverse this policy and have large patches of grass that be comes overgrown, and then stock will be almost starved before they will touch it The better way is to have it so closely fed from the first that these spots will be eaten while still fresh and tender. From the Pen. Agricultural, as well as other edi tors, frequently call for something from the pens of their subscribers or farmers that they need. It is re lated that a western editor met a well-educated farmer and said to him that he would like to have something from his pen. He was accommodated, for upon his return home the farmer sent him a pig, for which he charged him nine dollars and seventy-five cents. We presume this is only a story, but it tells well just the same. Germantown Telegraph. Regrafting Wild Plum Trees. There are thousands of wild plum trees as well as the wildings of culti vated sorts that are no use whatever as they fare. These should be re- grafted with the best and most pro ductive cultivated varieties. These is a common idea that plum trees must be grafted very early in order to succeed. The buds start very early, and it is little use to try to make a swollen bud grow. But if the bud has been held back that is to be set the swelling of buds on the tree will not affect it Flaxseed Meal for Calves. Fall calves are hard to make thrifty. They usually get less milk than old calves farrowed In spring. If fed by hand, more or less of the milk is apt to be fed too cold. The best feed to supplement skim-milk is flaxseed meal. A teaspoonful boiled in a quart of water at each feeding and added to the skim-milk will make it much richer. If the calves scour add a tablespoonful of wheat fine flour to the mixture while it is being cooKed. And. They Were Happy. She was a girl about 18 years old out of a possible 20. She had on a neat calico dress, a white apron, and a cute but cheap straw hat. Just as the young man was passing she dragged a bundle containing twenty six yards of brussels carpet out of the side door and nunc it over the ver anda rail and jumped after it. He stopped dead still and a smile of hope lighted up his aristocratic features. While he smiled she opened up the bundle and seized one-half of the carpet and hoisted it over a clothes line. While he smiled more and more and seemed to whisper to himself, she spat on her hands, grabbed the other half, and, with a long-drawn "ha!" she boosted it over a second line. 'Eureka!" gasped the young man as he drew nearer; but the girl was looking for one of those swamp-elm sticks which they sell with baled hay at 1, 000 per cent profit and heard him not She presently found one. It weighed about fifteen pounds. She tucked up her sleeves, moistened her palms, seized it with both hands, and with a "h-u-u-u!" which could be heard down on the next block she fetched that carpet a swat which made buttons and hair-pins fly ten feet high. "Eureka some more!" chuckled the young man with the Queen Anne countenance "but this is what I've been looking for!" Swat! Swat! Swat! Fine combs, toothbrushes, dress-stays, powder rags, shoe-buttons, pins, darning needles and receipts for chapped lips fell in a golden shower on the rich green gra. 'Excuse me, miss, but are you en gaged, matrimonially?" "No, sir," she sweetly replied, as she turned to nnd the young man at her elbow. "Have you whitewashed the cellar, papered two or three rooms, rimmed the bedsteads and beat all the rest ot the carpets?" "I have, and cleaned the pantry, and taken down two stoves in addi tion." '"Tis well. I am Claude Melnotte, son of the old twenty millionaire Melnotte, and his only heir. Will y0U marry me ,,j wiu : "Good! I'll be here at 1 osloc'; i sharp, with the license ana mil i preacher. Till then ta! ta!" Free Press. The Days. With the natives of Burmah it is a belief that people born on a' Monday are zealous; on Tuesday, honest; Wednesdaj, quick-tempered, but soon calm again; Thursday, mild; Friday, talkative; Saturday, hot-tempered and quarrelsome, while Sunday's children will be parsimonious. STATE NEWS. McPherson county spent $33,220.18 on the public schools last year. The works of the Western coal com pany at Fleming are burned. Three hundred miners were thrown out of em ployment. Washburn college of Topeka has 13 instructors, a membership of over 300 scholars and a library containing over 6,000 volumes. The University of Kansas has forty four instructors and last year 739 schol ars were entered. The library contains 17,288 volumes. Fort Scott will be given the next state meeting of the Y. M. C. A. of Kansas, which will convene October 19, 20, 21 and 22. This will bring together about 500 delegates and means a big thing for Fort Scott. On account of recent agitation, the clubs of Lawrence have decided to close up and quit business. All were notified that if they did not, prosecution would be begun by the county attorney under the nuisance clause of the prohibitory law. The Atchison electric street railway is an assured fact. The city councu has passed the necessary ordinances, and a site for the power house has been pur chased. Work will be commenced at once, and the line will be in operation December 1. Prof. C. A. Boyle, of Ottawa universi ty has been chosen to the chair of mu sic at the Normal school at Emporia. He will be assisted by his wife who has a national reputation as a pianist, having for years been accompanist at Chautau quan assemblies. Olathe Patron: About twenty-five of our young ladies, chaperoned by Mrs. B. E. Stevenson, went into camo at Hol- liday Tuesday. The camp will be kept open for about ten days and during that time it is expected that about forty will enjoy the pleasure of camp life. Fred Tuftd, receiver of the Kansas Trust and Banking company of Atchi son, sold a quarter section of land in Phillips county last week for $1,800 cash. The claim of the company was $1,200. A quarter section in Smith county was sold for $2,250. The com pany's claim against the land was $1,000. Bobert Kincaid, president of the de funct Citizen's bank of Mound City, and partner in five other banks, has fled the country. In addition to the money the people will lose through the bank fail ures, the people of Linn county held his personal notes for about S200,000, all of which it is thought will prove a t6tal loss. Thieves entered the home of Eev. W. B. Poinsett, ex-chaplain of the state pen itentiary, at Kansas City, Kan., and se cured a gold watch and some small change. The watch was the property of Mrs. Lizzie Gamble, the daughter of Bev. Poinsett, presented to her by the prison officials and convicts when she conduced a convict choir. Topeka Capital: City Assessor Oscar Bishoff is making a thorough search of the records in the various courts and elsewhere to discover all the judgments, mortgages, etc., subject to taxation. A list will be compiled and submitted to the board of county commissioners who will see that those not returned by the owners are properly taxed. Thomas H. Cavanaugh, formerly of Topeka, who it has been known has been conducting experiments in raising sunken vessels by means of placing large canvas sacks in the hold and pumping air into them, has made a great success. He raised the Glenola near New York within one hour after the sacks were ad justed. The New York papers contain long accounts of it. From Winona: A tornado destroyed considerable property and killed two children in the northwestern part of Lo gan county. The tornado formed about fifteen miles northwest of here and first struck the farm house of William Jack son, completely demolishing it and kill ing his two children, aged 5 and 10 years, respectively. Farm machinery and wagons were carried for a quarter of a mile and twisted out of shape. The storm traveled in a northeasterly direc tion for about five miles, striking the house of G. B. Yeoman, totally destroy ing it, together with the stable and oth er outbuildings, killing a horse, several pigs and chickens. The prairie for a mile and a half wide was covered with debris from the demolished buildings. Jack rabbits were killed by the score. From Goodland: This section has been visited by a most terrible hail storm, covering an area of three miles square. The stones averaged the size of base balls, many of them weighing nineteen ounces and measuring sixteen inches in circumference. The roof of part" of the B. W. Finley mill building is covered with corrugated iron, through which the hail tore its way. At over fifty places roofs of shingles and inch boards were crushed and sidewalks were broken in many parts of town. One thousand roof lights of glass, five-eighths of an inch thick, were destroyed in the Bock Island shops. No loss of life has been reported as yet and very little stock was killed. A heavy rain fell all over the county and outside of the hail dis trict crops of all kinds are in first class condition. The Great Western Manufacturing company of Leavenworth, has laid off more than half of its 250 employes on account of the general depression in busi ness. One-half of those retained alter nate weekly with the other half. Topeka Capital: Postmaster Thom as employs about thirty-three peo ple in the postoffice. There are six teen carriers and three. substitutes, be-S sides the employes of the stamp, money order and register departments, superin tendent of carriers, one janitor and one engineer. KANSAS RAH.KOAB The reduction of expenses on tbs Mis souri, Kansas & Texas still goes on and eighty-one men and seven foreman ar let out of the bridge and building de partment at Parsons and the remainder of the force will work only five hours day. Byron Boberts, of Topeka, has been made receiver of the Hutchinson & Southern railway, by the United States court. He is to demand possession of accounts and seal now kept without the state, and is to operate the road, paying running expenses out of receipts. W. H. Simpson says: "The harvest excursions this year will be run on Au gust 22, September 12 and October 10. The fare will be one fare plus S2. They will be run into the southwest this year and give th9 people a chance to see Ok lahoma and the Cherokee strip. In all probability there will be no cheap .rates announced for the opening of the strip. People can go on the harvest excursions, however. Atchison Champion: Along the entire length of the K. C. W. & N. W. railroad, and along the Central Branch from Clif ton to Atchison, and along the St. Joe & G. I., from Hanover to St. Joseph, one rides through continuous corn fields. The walls of corn gird the Kansas earth for thirty thousand square miles, and the only problem now with the farmers is where to find cribs to hold the golden kernels next fall. The continued heavy rains which have been playing such havoc along the Bur lington & Missouri river railroad near White Cloud, has taken another half mile of that road's track into the Mis souri river. The smaller streams in that vicinity are all out of their banks and the country is flooded, causing great loss to farmers and endangering many lives. All trains on the Burlington & Missouri river are either abandoned or run around the washout via Bulo and St. Joseph to Atchison. General Manager Froy is reported as saying: "The Santa Fe, which has a large mileage in the district affected, proposes to haul seed wheat absolutely free of charge, from the more bountiful ly supplied eastern sections of the state, to be distributed among needy settlers who desire to sow another crop this fall. Our land and freight departments have made careful inquiries, through local agents of the road and otherwise, as to the probable necessities of each locality, and enough seed will be shipped in to supply actual wants. All that John Jones, farmer, has to do, if his own bins are empty, is to make arrangements either di rectly with some wheat seller or others, or through the local relief board, or with the county commissioners of his home county, for such seed wheat as he must have, and the Santa Fe, on being noti fied, will ship the wheat in care of the the county commissioners, making no charge whatever for cost of carriage. Of course the usual precautions will be taken to see that the privilege is not abused and that all deserving cases are taken care of. What we wish to do is to extend this aid to those who really ought to have it." KANSAS CflUKCUES. Topeka Capital: Bev. Thomas Quick, who has been Father Hayden's assist- ant at the Church of Assumption, has been transferred to Kansas City, Kan., where he will be in charge of St. Mary's church. ElDorado Advocate: The Christian church so far has been very successful with their tent meeting at Augusta. TJp to date fully 100 converts have been baptized. A church edifice is to be erect ed at once to cost not less than $2,000. At Ottawa the twenty-third annual session of the Presbyterian synod con vened at the tabernacle in Forest park. This synod covers the entire state and has within its bounds some 210 minis ters, 360 churches and about 25,000 com municants. Six new churches were or ganized the past year. A large number of weak and vacant churches have been supplied the past year- by theological students and by Presbyterian mission aries. Ten weak churches have been dropped from the roll. There has been, a marked growth in beneficent giving and in the support of the college. STOCK ANi FAKJV1. The canning factory at Emporia is now running in full blast canning corn, and they are consuming a great amount of it. The factory creates a good mar ket for the farmer of that vicinity. ' He gets $6 per ton for his corn with the husks on. This nets him from $18 to $24 per acre for his crop, or from 35 cents to 40 cents per bushel should he wait until it is ripe. ElDorado Advocate: S. S. Hanes, of Fairview township, has threshed his grain. His thirty-six acres of red oats made 1,614 bushels of such good quality mat iu commands a cents extra per bushel on the market. His seventeen acres of wheat made 335 bushels. Mr. Hanes only has eighty acres of land and it is upland at that, but then he makes a success of farming. Abilene Beflector : William Biesecker, living northwest of town, is going to be independent of rainfall. He has a well and windmill located on a hill near his garden truck patch of forty acres. He is building a large reservoir and pro poses to keep this filled and so be pre pared to irrigate the land next year as well as though he was under a ditch. It is intelligent farming like that that pays. The chinch bug experiment station has had a man traveling over Douglas county to find out the exact result from the use of infected bugs. Over 100 farmers in the county have gotten dis eased bugs from from the station this season. The bugs have done no great damage in any section, but the infection has worked well in the great majority ot places where properly used, and when applied in time his cleaned the fields of the pests and saved many4 fields of young corn and grain. . Sfll 4 dHr71 4. w .? yj jmr s.. .: