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Western Kansas World.
Established March 1, 1879. Official Paper of Trego County. Saturday, February 27, 1897. BIDE FOR REPUTATION. What a Pedagogue Was Forced to Do to Solve a Problem. While they were discussing the melee in the school board, the head of a big manufacturing establishment was moved to relate this experience: "I was once a pedagogue myself. I had resolved to do something worth while in the business world, and hav ing no capital except what was wrap ped up in my person. I taught school to get a starter. I had some advanc ed students and had to skirmish in order to keep up with the procession. One day the whole class was stumped by an arithmetical problem and so was I. In order to gain time for my self I came the old dodge of how much better it would be if they would work out the solution for themselves, and gave them another day. "That night, behind locke l doors and closed blinds. I worked in fear and perspiration. From the bottom of my trunk I took a key to the arith metic, but even with that aid I failed to master the problem. By midnight I was desperate. It would never do to let the scholars, the parents and the whole cruel world know that I was not equal to my position. But it's not in my makeup to surrender while there's a fighting chance. "At a town ten miles away there was a loyal and highly educated friend of mine. He would help me and say nothing. It was oue of the bitterest January nights lever knew. Hut I slipped to the barn, appropriat ed a horse, made a ride more notable than many of those immortalized in song or history, froze my ears and toes and had my vocal powers reduced to a whisper." "Hut you should have heard my whispered explatation of that prob lem and my regrets that none of the pupils had mastered it." Detroit Free Press. WEBB MoNALL GIVES A HEARING. Judge A. T. C. Geiger tells how Webb McXall gave a "hearing" to the applicants for the position of steno grapher to Webl). Judge Geiger was in Topeka when the appointment was made. There were several applicants who were being urged by different persons. Attorney General Hoyle desired that Webb appoint a young lady friend of Boyle's. The ch impions of the various applicants were called into Webb's ofiice. "I will give you each twenty min utes to spread yourselves and tell what your dimpled favorites can do." The men began their speeches. Wehh occasionally interrupted to ask a question. When Mr. Boyle was upeakin in eloquent terms of the charms and abilities of the young lady he hoped to have appointed, Webl) stopped him. "Excuse ine."' said Webb, smooth ing down his luxuriant (?) locks and rubbing his chin with -his forefingers, "but if that young lady is such a fine stenographer why didn't you appoint tier when you needed a stenographer? Boyle stammered some excuse and Webb said "go on." After the good points of each of the candidates had been fully gone into, Webb straightened up in his chair and said, "Have I been fair with all of you gentlemen?" , "Yes, sir, very fair," answered the speakers in chorus. "Have I given you a full hearing?" "Yes, yes." "I'm hell on hearing," said Webb. "I was given a hearing, an elegant, respectful, beautiful hearing. Of course, the other man got the job, but I got the hearing. 3fow, gentlemen, I have tried to be fair with you. I have given you a full and complete hearing. Are you all satisfied?" "Yes, yes, you have treated us cour teously and fairly." "I'm glad to hear you say that." "Now gents I will give you time to show cause why Agnes Granger is not my stenographer. "Since I have given you a full hear ing and you are all satisfied I will tell you that yesteraay aitcrnoon l ap pointed my stenographer, a Miss Ag nes Granger, of Norton county, and mailed her the appointment and sent lier transportation and told her to come at once. " She will be here tMJay or to-morrow. Gentlemen, I have been fair and given you a hearing. I make the appointment. Miss Granger gets the job; you have had the hear ing. "Good afternoon, gentlemen, I have some business to look after." Webb started to rise. Mr. Bush v?ho was seeking the position for a friend fell off his chair and Mr. Bovle very near fainted. j The "hearing" wa over!- Norton j Champion. I .The majority of Kansas newspapers j are of the opinion that cow culture is j the best business in this part of the world, but the Lawrence Journal de sires to be counted among the friends of the hen and says there is no ani mal, fish, flesh or fowl, that will pay as much on the investment as will a good, respectable old motherly hen. A female chicken that costs a quarter and developes industrial tendencies will produce in a single season enough eggs to pay for herself five times over, will rustle for her own living, produce a brood of a dozen or more chicks, and at the end of the summer will be worth more than she was in the spring. Governor Anthony once said that the only business on earth in which the net profits exceeded the gross receipts was the Kansas drug store. But Anthony was often mis taken. The chicken business will equal and sometimes surpass that. Is another war approaching? In 1860 just previous to the civil war, the country commented on the num ber of boys born. It has been said that nature in anticioation of such calamities becomes partial to the sex and produces a surplus of boys. It has been noticed of late that boys predominate in births. Four out of every five of the announcements of births in our exchanges report boys. Coloy Tribune. "Dreams of Old Kentucky" March (Two Step) by G. O. Lang, com poser of "In the Shadow of the Pines." A characteristic plantation hit, with visions of the old Kentucky home that make us wish we were there. We do not hesitate to claim for it that it is the prettiest Two Step published. All readers of our paper will receive a copy from the publishers -'Lego Bros.," Kansas City, Mo., at half price. Send 25 cents for piano copy, 25c for band and 33c for orchestra. One minute is all the time necessary to decide from personal experience that One Minute Cough Cure does what its name implies. Jones & Gib son. A NEW BOOK,"KNITTIJsG AND CROCHETING, of 64 pages, over 50 original designs illustraded, beautiful lace patterns, shawls, hoods, jackets, etc, has been published by The Home, 141 Milk street, Boston, Mass., and will be sent with a subscription to that paper. The Home is a 20-page monthly filled with original stories, literary and domestictic topics and domestic fashions. Its department of Fancv Work is a snecial feature. new and original designs each issue. ! The price of subscription is 50 cents per year and will include one of these books. As a special inducement to trial subscribers, a copy of tiiis book ; will be given with a six months' sub scription. The price of book is 25 cents, but a six months' subscription land the book combined will be sent for only 15 cents. Their annual pre i in iu in list for 1897 will be sent free on j application. Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Tour Life Away. If you want to quit tobacco using- easily and forever, be made well, strong, magnetic, full of new life and vigor, take No-To-Bac, the wonder-worker, that makes weak men srrrnjr. Mnnv gain ten pounds in ten davs. Over 4,0iH) cured. Buy No-To-Bac of your druggist, under guarantee to cure, 50c or l.oo. Booklet and sample mailed free. Ad. (Sterling Kemeiy Co., (Jliicaeo or New York. Life at 'Washington. The inauguration of a president, the selection of his cabinet and the seating of a new congress national events of the coming year suggest the question, What are the powers and duties of these high officials? I Hiring 1897 it will be answered through the Youth's Companion, in a remarkable series of articles by Secre tary Herbert, Postmaster-General Wilson, Attorney-General Harmon, Senator Lodge and Speaker Reed. The Illustrated Announcement for 1897 (mailed free on application to the Youth's Companion. Boston,) shows that the above is only one of many brilliant "features" by which the Companion will signalize its seventy first year. Three novelists who at present fill the public eye lan Maclaren, Rud yard Kipling and Stephen Crane will contribute some of their strong est work. Practical affairs and pop ular, interests will be treated by Andrew Carnegie, Hon. Theodore Roosevelt. Dr. Lyman Abbott, Mad ame Lillian Nordica, Hon Carl Schurz, Charles Dudley Warner, Mrs. Burton Harrison and a hundred other famous men and women. Four fascinating serials, more than two hundred short stories and ten times as many sketches and anecdotes will be printed during 1897, and all the departments will be maintained at the high standard which has made the Companion's name a synonym for impartial accuracy. The cost of the .,'ompanion is but $1.T5 a year, and we know of no in vestment that will give so great re turns for so small an amount of money. New subscribers will receive the paper free from the time the subscription is received until January 1, 1897, and for a full year to January, 1S9.S. New subscribers also receive the Companion four-page Calendar, lithographed in twelve colors, which is the most ex pensive color production Us publish ers have ever offered. Address Thb Youth's Compamox. 203 Columbus Ave.. Boston, Mass. SCIENTIFIC FARMING- The Burlington Route Going Into Agricul tural Pursuits. Will Conduct Experimental Farms. The Burlington Route has arranged to conduct next year some seven model farms on its line at McCook, Alma, Oberlin, Curtis, Holdrege, Hastings and Broken Bow, in Nebraska. At each point arrangements have been made with a resident farmer, selected with reference to his fitness for the work, to take charge of the Burling ton farm. The farms will be supplied with the special machinery manu factured for the purpose of prevent ing in a large degree the evaporation of moisture from the soil according to the "Campbell Method." The conservation of soil moisture is one of the most important problems presented to the farmer. Hardly a season passes in which some import ant crop is not largely reduced in yield because of lack of sufficient moisture to bring it to maturity. All other conditions may have been favor able for a lull crop, but the result was failure on account of a deficient sup ply of moisture. The lack of moist ure, as a rule, is not the result of insufficient rainfall, but that it has been allowed to escape largely by evaporation. With proper prepara tion of the soil and metiiods of till age, a bountiful crop is assured, even in years when hot winds and lack of rain during critical periods of the growing season mean a failure of crops tilled according to ordinary metiious. The importance of proper prepara tion of the ground and of tuorou&h culture to conserve moisture is so great that, if its value was lully re alized, we should experience but little trouoie irom aroutus. t ar belter is a season with a ueiiuieiicy of raiuiali, if continuous suriace cultivation be given, than a season of abundant raiu with little culture. .Following are some hints on how to apply the "Oampoeii Metnod:" seven or eiguwucu piowiug is best done with a sixteen or eiguLeeu-iiioii sulsy plow. uoou, even plowing is important. Be sure you nave me depth. Measure it; uuu i guess at it. Follow as close to Uie ptow as possioie wilu tne suriace packer. .naive it your rule to pacii. uii your iuuu Uie same day it is piowc-u. Xne soil iuuicu, or tiiist uiauket, is best ootaiueu uy Lue im; oi u suriiiy tooih harrow or oujuVuiui, wilu points Ol tne teeLii Uii'ecteii iurwurti not perpendicular ui siduuug out set liat, witu tue points uirectea ior waru auU uuwnvvuiu so us to cut utiuer the suriace sou. Suiull gram and h.ia must oe drilled and cultivated. i.io uims ui sucu crops Siiouid oe nuui ciuleeu to tweuty-lwo uicues uan. jloois are in the market iur uoiu sucu work. The ttui liiiiou ituuie will uave a mau on tue load during t.ie rowing season next year, to nait n.e various stations at least once a week, auu see that tne plans uie lmjiii cunicu out and make reports as to the progress. Samples oi tue sou wui ue lui warded every day Iroui euciioi tne stations to the State duiversity oi e or a ska, and tests made to ucteimuic tne per cent, ol moisture. A leaiure wmaiso be keepiug tue matter oeioie tue farmers, and at tne conclusion oi tue experiment a complete auu exhaust ive report win oe puousueu. The 13 urn n, ton iwoutu is ever alert in tue interest oi tue agricultural classes, tor it, wilu cuaracteriatic foresigut, reanzes tuat wuutevur our success may oe, it must nave its stall ing point witu tue laluier. Wanted-An Idea Protect your Idea: thy may bring you wealth. Write JOHN WKDDEKBORN ft CO.. Patent Attor ney. Washington. T. C. for their nl.aon nrimm AfYe and list of two hundred Inventions wanted. Tfie Cook Book Free, write De Land & Co., Fairport, N. Y SO YKARS EXPERIENCE. ' TRADE MARKS DESIGNS, COPYRIGHTS AO. Anyone serxHn a ketrfa and description nay Quickly ascertain, free, whether an invention ts probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. Oldest apency for securing patenta in America. We have a Washington office. Patenta taken through. Munn at Co. reoaiTS) apecisl notice in the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. beantifnllT Ulnsrrated, lanmt circulation oZ any scientific Journal, weekly, terms $3.00 a year; (4L50 six months. 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