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TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR. Yearly Subscription $1.00. WAKEENEY, KAN.. SATURDAY, AUG. 9, 1B02. H.S.GIVLER.Prop. NUMBER 23.
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Without haste, without rest?
Bind the mott to thy breast;
Bear it with thee as a spell.
Storm or sunshine, guard it well;
Heed not flowers that round thee bloom
Bear it onward to the tomb.
Haste not; let no reckless deed
Mar for aye the spirit's speed;
Ponder well, and know the right
Forward, there with all their mights
Haste not; years can not atone
For one reckless action done.
Rest not; time is sweeping- by.
Do and dare before you die;
Something mighty and sublime
Leave behind to conquer time.
Glorious 'tis to live for aye,
When these forms have passed away
Haste not, rest not; calmly waits
Meekly bear the storms of fatef
Duty be thy polar guide
Do the right, whate'er betide!
Haste not, rest not; conflicts past.
Good shall crown thy work frt last?
Anita's Vow.
(Copyright. 1902. by Daily Story Pub. Co.)
The old dance hall at Manila,
which "Uncle Sam's" soldier boys had
rechristened "Volunteers' Rest," was
ablaze to-night with gaily colored
lights and lanterns and profusely dec
orated with the "Stars and stripes."
The "boys" were giving a "blow
out" a sort of farewell one to the
officers and men of the Fifteenth Kan
sas, who were to sail for the States in
a few days.
The Filipino maidens with their
flashing eyes, swarthy skin and fan
tastic garments, as they were whirled
to and fro in the mazes of the civil
ized dance by the "boys" made an at
tractive picture one would not soon
While the revelry was at its height
a stalwart officer, with a handsomn
native maiden clinging to his arm,
made his way to one of the refresh
ment booths in the rear.
No one paid special attention to
their movements, and if they were, in
deed, noticed at all, it was with a
shrug of the shoulders and a smile,
as all the "boys" had long known of
the attachment existing between Capt.
Dick Johnston and pretty Anita
Amarido, a daughter of one of Aguin
aldo's ex-cabinet members.
"Nita" "Dick" was benuing low
over her chair "what you ask is im
possible. I could not live the balance
of my life in this place, besides my
native land holds all that is dear to
"And I, my Dick, am I nothing to
you? Have you not oft said to me,
'My Nita, you are the flower of this
land and I love you so much that I
shall never part from you?' Ah, my
Dick, did you not teach me to love as
the fair-skinned ladies of your land
"Yes, yes, Nita. but" a frown of an
noyance flitted over his countenance
"things in the States are far dif
ferent to what they are over here."
"My Dick, you are always right;
you must not stay here; you must go
home on the big ship when she comes
A stalwart officer with a handsome
native maiden on bis arm.
and" a look of pleading love soften
ing her flashing eyes "you must take
me with you to your beautiful land." '
"No, no, Nita. I dont think that
would do; you would soon tire of our
mode of living In the Btufty cities, and
long for this ODen country and grassy
hills. No, the States would not suit
you you had better remain here."
"You will leave me here, Dick you
will cast me off what when my child
comes no father to see its dimpled
cheeks no, no; it must not be; rath
er death than that. You swore you
loved your Nita you promised you
would wed me in the church as your
people do," and her form was shaken
by a passionate outbreak of grief.
"Come, come, Nita, don't take it so
hard; you are something fierce. I will
provide for you and see to it that
when trouble comes you will not
want for anything; but, of course, you
can't go with me."
"Dick, you made me love you. I
was a good girl till your lying tongue
led me astray. God help me. I be
lieved all you said believed you loved
me. Now you throw me aside; curse
your white American skin, you have
played with me, ruined ' me, and I
swear by my mother, go and leave me
in my disgrace, and my spirit shall
follow you till my wrongs have been
avenged," and with the air of an out
raged princess, Nita left him to
ponder over what she had said.
He never beheld her alive again.
The day the transport Freedom left
Manila for home Capt. Dick Johnston
identified the remains of a female,
which had been fished from the bay
by a patrol boat, as all that was mor
tal of "Nita."
Six months had passed, and to-day
old St. John's church of Topeka war
thronged with a fashionable assem
blage, it being close to the hour set
for the marriage of Miss Nettie Col
burn, daughter of the Hon. Franci3
Col barn, to Capt. Richard Johnston of
the Kansas volunteers, who had lately
returned from the Philippines.
Carriage upon carriage was deposit
ing its brightly arrayed occupants at
the door of the old edifice; the gray
haired priest was standing at the
chancel rail; the appointed hour had
arrived and passed: ten, twenty and
now the half hour was here, and still
no bridal couple.
The wedding guests sat in feverist
expectancy; the reverend father, eye
ing the entrance impatiently; when
the doors were thrown open to admit
an officer in full uniform, who hast
ened to the altar and spoke to the
priest in a low tone.
There was a look of sorrow on his
kindly old face as he dismissed the as
semblage with the startling announce
ment that "there would be no wedding
The evening prior to his wedding
day Capt. Dick Johnston was passing
quietly at his bachelor apartments
with his friend and comrade. Jack
Dunn, captain in the Fifteenth U. S.
"As I was saying. Jack, to-morrow
should see me the happiest of men;
and yet the recollection of that affair
with Nita I can't get off my mind it
almost drives me frantic at times."
"Jack" Dick's voice was solemn
and tremulous "I swear to you I have
seen her Nita three times this
week, and right here in this room."
"Oh, the devil, Dick," laughed Jack,
"you have been tippling too much; lat?
hours and loss of sleep will make a
healthy imagination, you know.
"Damn it, man. how could yon have
seen her when she has been dead six
months or more? Did I not see her
buried in the old Jesuits' ground at
Manila? Cheer up, old man; I al
most believe the nearness of your
wedding day Is making you nervous.
"Ugh, Jack, I will never forget her
threat that night "I will never forgive
you. and if you leave me, my spirit i
shall follow you and avenge my
wrongs. See, I hear it now, Dick; it
has been ringing in my ears all day.
"Poor little Nita," he continued, j
meditatively, "I did treat her shabby; j
but. Jack, I could never have married
her, though I wish now I had not
vmaml her cn
"Ton will be on time In the morn
ing, old fellow," as Jack arose tx
leave. "You have been my comradi
through everything else, good and
bad, so it is a fitting end that you se
me safely through matrimony; gooc
night," and with a cynical smile play
ing over his lips, he listened to th
echoing of his friend's footsteps, at
they died away through the hallway.
Consternation reigned supreme at
the Col burn mansion on the wedding
morn. The bride was becomirg hys
terical despite the comforting word:
of her attendants. Such was the stati
of affairs when Capt. Jack Dunn ar
rived. Upon learning Dick had nol
arrived he hastened to his apartment)
with feelings of anxiety in his hearl
he could not subdue.
Rushing into Dick's room he sung
out, "Come, come, old man, you're
late; the bride is shedding her fir&l
tears for you" the sight that met hii
gaze froze the words on his lips.
Lying on the floor, dressed as be
had been the night before, with a
look of intense horror on his face
was Dick dead. '
As Jack looked on that countenance
he could not but remember the prov
erb, "The wage of sin is death."
Bending over the prostrate form
he took from the clenched, cold hand
several long strands of jetty-black
The daily papers dwelt on the af
fair as follows:
"Capt. Richard Johnston, U. S.
Vols., was found dead at his apart
ments this morning. Heart failure
was the cause of his sudden demise.
His death is more than sad and pjv
thetlc. as he was to have been mr
rled this morning to Miss Nettie Col
burn, who is prostrated with grief."
Among "Dick's" papers was a let
ter addressed to "Jack," written after
Jack had left him the night before
the day set for his wedding, which ran
"My Dear Jack: Nita has troubled
me again ten minutes after you left;
her oath rings still in my ears, and,
old comrade, I have a presentiment
that it will be fulfilled. If anything
The sight that met his gaze froze the
words on his lips,
happens to me guard my past from
the public and know that Nita's vow
has been kept. Dick."
"Jack" reads the letter, and, as he
looks at the strands of hair he had
taken from "Dick's" hand that fateful
morning, he knows the truth; whatev
er passed between Dick and Nita
spirit or what (?) is locked into his
loyal heart to remain.
His Sympathy.
A Chicago lady who had a birthday
recently received as a present from
one of her friends a $10 bill. Accom
panying the money was a note in
which the writer, after explaining
that she couldn't think of anything
tasteful to buy and had therefore
sent the cash, made some tender ref
erences to bygone days and dear old
scenes. While the recipient was sit
ting with the bill in one hand and the
letter in tie other, and permitted
tears to drip down upon both, her lit
tle son went up to her and, putting
his arms around her neck, tenderly
"What's the matter, mamma? Isn't
the money good?"
Oriental Logic.
A man bought three pounds of meat
and brought it home to his wife to
cook for dinner, and then went his
way to his place of business in the
bazaars. The wife was hungry and
ate the meat.
In the evening the man came home
and asked for his dinner.
"There is no meat, said the wife,
"for the cat ate it."
"Bring the cat," said the man, "and
a pair of scales."
"Weigh the cat," said the man. The
cat weighed three pounds.
"If this Is the cat," said the man,
"where is the meat? And if this the
meat, where is the cat!" Harper's
Minnesota Butter in Europe.
A press dispatch from St. Paul.
Minnesota, says: Minnesota butter is
good enough to compete with Danish
butter in British markets even, after
the Influences of a long sea voyage. It
has done so in the past, and will prob
ably do so again, according to State
Creamery Inspector B. D. White of
the state dairy and food department.
Mr. White recently returned from at
tendance at the monthly tests at Chi
cago, held under the auspices of the
department o agriculture, at which he
assisted ii the scoring of butter. Mr.
White says that butter has been
shipped from Minnesota at various
times in the past and has competed
successfully with the best Danish but
ter put upon the English markets.
Four years ago firms at Albert Lea con
ducted a regular export trade and
their entire supply found ready sale
In English markets. The demand
grew as the English consumers be
came acquainted with the Minnesota
product, but the trade did not flourish
long, as the prices at home rose to such
an extent that it was more profitable
to sell the product on the home mar
ket. Since then the prices have kept
so high that the trade has not been re
sumed, although the Minnesota firms
handling the product have had repeat
ed requests from British dealers for a
resumption of the trade. While tiie
present prices for butter hold out,"
said Mr. White, "there will be no re
sumption of the trade. If the market
goes down to a point that admits of
shipping at a profit Minnesota butter
will find its way into a renewed pop
ularity in English markets."
The Farmers' Review has repeatedly
pointed out this condition, under
which it is impossible to build up and
hold a butter market in Europe.
Dairying Improves Farms.
It is an undeniable fact that dairy
ing Improves the farms on which it is
carried on correctly. The best way to
Increase the value of a fr--a is to -put
live stock on it- This the dairyman
does. If he sells butter and feeds the
milk on the farm the conditions must
Improve from year to year. There is,
however, a way to run down a farm
ever, when dairying is carried on on
it. That way is to grow timothy for
the cows and sell the milk to the city
milk peddlers. There will be a con
stant removal of the elements needed
in the soil, and the farm, instead of
being Improved, will become Impover
ished. There are many farms now in
the vicinity of Chicago that are now
undergoing this experience. - There are
on the other hand, farms on which are
kept more cows than can be fed from
the crops grown on the area. To in
crease the feed, concentrated foods are
purcuased and the droppings from the
cattle are constantly rut upon the
land. Sven If no foods are purchased
there should be a betterment of the
land from year to -'ear If the manures
are returned to the soil and incorpor
ated with It before they have lost any
thing from evaporation or leaching.
The process of food elaboration is go
ing on in the soil from year to year,
and if the annual draft on the soil is
not large the land will not retrograde.
Nature's plan, however, is for all fer
tility to go back to the land, and rhe
has not planned to have the fertility
in any one field taken away year after
year and nothing returned in its place.
The man that attempts that is in a
manner bankrupting himself, as he is
constantly using up the capital stored
in his fields.
Value of Silage.
The great value of silage is its suc
culence. Foods lose in value as they
lose succulence. This quality once lost
is lost forever. The corn that dries
In the field has the same chemical
constituents in its dry form that it
had in its green form, but it has lost
some succulence and is not therefore
so valuable as it was in its original
state. The fermenting of the stover
renders it more digestible. This is
illustrated by the experience of the
dairymen that feed silage the year
around. They find that when the sil
age gives out in the summer and they
have to turn to feeding corn stalks
green there is a decided falling off in
the quantity of milk made. To rem
edy this some of o : irymen are
building enough silos to hold a large
enough quantity of silage so that they
can have well fermented silage to feed
the year around and not have to feed
silage newly put into the silos.
Russian Dairy Schools.
The dairy schools of Russia have
brought that country to the front as
one of the foremost producers of bat
ter, cheese and milk in the world.
Fortunate is the actress who does
tot depend on her wardrobe for suc-
Onlons are a preventive and cttem
Um a cure for malarial fever.
The Kasaska Duck.
This very handsome bird I? native
of Asia and is one of the few large
ducks, being as large as soma of the
smaller breeds of geese, and consider
ably larger than the Labrador duck,
writes Ira W. Shaw in American Poul
try Advocate. The female is a trifle
smaller than the drake, but not nearly
so great as in the Muscovies. They
always go In pairs and during the
laying and hatching season the drake
watches over the duck wit much so
licitude, following her constantly
wherever sn may go. Wfcsn domesti
cated they feed much the ramc as oth
er ducks, but in addition require some
grass. In their native haunts they
make their nests on the ground under
some small bush or In the tall wild
grass and rushes. The eggs, never
more than six in number, are pure
white and round with very thin shells.
The period of incubation is the same
as in our common domestic brfieds of
ducks. While they have very hand
some plumage, this is secondary to
their general carriage and iearlnij,
which is elegance itself, and whether
swimming or posing on a nce lawn
they are objects of admiration to all
observers. As in the case with all our
wild and parti-colored domestic ducks,
the drake Is more brilliantlr- attired
than the female. The colors running
through shades of grey, green, red and
black; bill black and legs and feet
grey. During the breeding Sanson
'they have the quarrelsome tnvtt of
the Muscovies, but this slight ault
does not in any way bar cut com
mendation of the Kasaska as rthy
a place among the many fer.-Ttsome
and valued aquatic fowls.
Japanese Bantams.
The striking beauty an! Heculiar
shaped tails of the Black Tail M Jap
anese Bantams make them-grxtt fav
orites and place them in tbr front
ranks of the bantam class. T5ey are
white, excepting the tail and wings.
The tail is black, the elckle black,
eAged with white. Tb wings are
large and long, with dropping points;
the color of the primariri and second
aries is dark slate, edgod with white.
When the wing is folded it ta appar-
Blarft-taiM 3m
enWy white. The tail is eruandefl and
carried in an upright position, almost
touching the back of the li"sad; sick!,
long and gracefully cJTred. The
shanks are free from fsitherr and
bright golden In color.
Do Not Market Bad Eggs.
Every farmer that sends or takes
eggs to market should test or caadie
his eggs before disposing of thero.
This will prevent putting on the mar
ket .bad eggs. There are many ways
of candling them. One of these
ways Is to roll up a piece of heavy
paper into the form of a tube. Place
an egg in one end and permit the light
of the sun or of a lamp to shine
through the egg. The eye at one end
of the tube will be able to see through
the egg and determine the condition
of Its contents. If the contents of the
egg appear cloudy or blurred the egg
is not fit to go to market. Good eggs
present to the eye contents that are
clear and translucent. Bad eggs de
press the market. After people have
gotten hold of one or two bad eggs
they turn to other kinds of food and
cease to buy eggs. If only good eggs
were sold at all seasons the con
sumption of eggs would be enormously
increased. Especially if the farmer
have private customers is it foolish
to market eggs that have not been
candled. There is nothing that will build
up private custom like always giv
ing absolutely perfect eggs and there
is nothing that will so quickly destroy
a private trade as a" few bad eggs scat
tered through the lots sold. Guess
work need not enter into this matter,
as candling is entirely feasible and
can be rapidly performed.
After handling a subject without
g?oves the wise orator proceeds to
wash his hands of the whole affair.
Chicago Daily News.
If a man's wishes be few his health
will be flourishing; if he has many
anxious thoughts his constitution will
the woman of few words to
continually warming them over.
Range Notes.
Mohave County, Ariz.: Our range
in this county are at this time vers
dry and poor. They are now stocked
with cattle and horses that are doinf
fairly well, but that are not fat. Thert
is one band of goats sixteen milet
from here numbering something lik
5,000 head. They are a good breed ot
Angoras and the owner wants to sel'
them. They can be bought for $3.51
per head. O. D. M. Gaddia.
Coconino County, Ariz.: Ranges It
this vicinity are just fair. A contin
uous stretch of dry weather has i
duced the moisture to such an extent
that the outlook is anything but en
couraging. Ranges, considering tha
water supply at present, are full
stocked with sheep, horses and cattle
sheep being in the majority. All stocli
look well at present, but unless rail
comes soon the outlook is br.d. C. W
Carbon County, Wyo.: We have i
very dry season. The gra?s on ths.
ranges started nicely and has held out'
remarkably well, but the continued
drouth has been very detrimental U
it. I have been surprised to see tht
grass hold out so well without mois
ture, but it is now practically gone
still a few good rains would save ft
yet. We have cattle, sheep and horsei"
on these ranges. All are doing fairl)
well up to this time. Sheepmen saj
that there will be no winter feed an
that even now on the prairies the fee
is all gone. Once grazing over ground
with sheep now cleans up every speat
of grass. Animals of all kinds are ii
good condition up to this time, thougt
the condition of the range is such thai
horses are reluctant to leave hay con
als and when they do go out they g
far, wander a long distance to find
feed. The outlook for winter feed o
the range is very poor unless we getf
abundant rains. We depend entirelj
on irrigation for crops here and th
summer being warm crops (it everj
kind are in fine condition. The haj
crop will be above the average and al
kinds of grains and vegetables art
coming on finely. J. F. CrawTord.
Pima County, Ariz.: The ra.uges is
this locality are at present in a bad
condition on account of the long con'
tinued drouth. Cattle are dyiflg, espe
daily cows and calves. On-.y tkosi
which have been kept up and fed could
be moved at present. Only l.?2 Inchei
of rain has fallen at Tucson sine
November 1st, 1901, which l"i an unr
precedented drouth. July usually
brings our summer rains. E L. Whit
more. 1
Saguache County, Colo.: Tour suc
cessive years of deficient rarkfall with
overstocking, finds the ran-je in very
poor condition this year the verj
worst for many years. Stk consis'
largely of grade cattle (mostly Here
fords),, broncho' ponies and large num
bers of scrub sheep and stoats. Th
losses have not been larg even thl
year, but the outlook is ndt bright. J
T. Melvin.
Cochise County, Ariz.: TYospects foi
cattle on the range are of a most dis
couraging nature. StocknCen are ship
ping them out by the thousands al
there is no grass. The animals thai
are left have to live entirely on th
foliage of the mesquit bush. About
forty per cent of the cattle are Here
fords and they are very thin. Rang
horses are still In fair condition
There has been no rainfall to amount
to anything In this county for fiv
months and there is no prospect oi
any in the near future. Springs in th
mountains which have afforded watei
for stock have dried up so that ani
mals have to travel fourteen or flftee
miles to the creek for water. Ellat
Increase of Silos.
Reports from New York say that a
good, many new silos are being erected
in that state. The farmers are com
ing to appreciate the advantages of
having on band a good supply of nu
tritious feed at all times of the year.
The drouth of last year that so seri
ously cut short the summer pasture
was a lesson to those that are willing
to trust to luck whether they have
anything for their cows to eat or not.
The silo is an insurance against short
supplies of feed. One of the great ad
vantages of it Is that a rood crop one
year may be stored and held over tot
years without detriment to its feeding
quality. As the use of silos becomes
more general we will have more and
more the practice of storing for years
in advance of need. In this way the
feeder may render himself indepen
dent of the accidents of weather, and
the supply of dairy products will be
come uniform. As it is at the present
time only the best managed dairies
have abundant feed the year round.
But few girls would refuse to share
a young man's lot if it happened to
be worth $1,000 a front foot.
A fool may start a strike, but it.
tkes a wise man to stop it-

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