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Wandering Girl of Eighteen Is Taken as a Vagrant
ST. LOUIS, MO. Mario Smith, eighteen years old, of Monica, III., described
by lt& police ttv a "girl hobo," was a fow days ago hold in tho control
district matron's room while her only outfit of clothing was bolng washed.
The matron sent a garment at a
&T rlife arcuESi
w,a8 going. "Up on Ollvo street," Bho replied. Tho usher called a policeman,
who took her to central district station. There the young woman told the
police that sho was one of eight children and that her mothor, a 'widow,
found it hard to support tho family.
"Two years ago I decided to start out and look for work," sho said. "I
walked twenty-nine miles to Peoria and worked In a laundry there about four
months. Then one night I crawled into a box car and beat my way to Chi
cago. After staying there eight months I came to St. Louis. I worked for
awhile as a nurseglrl for a Mrs. Dean of 2901 Minnesota avenue. I nlso
worked in a laundry.
"I Just couldn't keep from traveling. I met a young man here and he
proposed marriage, but I didn't love him and I decided to go away.
"I went to Tower Grove station about ten days ago and a FrlBco freight
conductor agreed to let me ride in a cabooso to Carthage, Mo. From there I
rode on a freight train to Joplln.
"They arrested mo for vagrancy In Joplln and I was fined 2G, but tho
matron had the fine stayed. Then I beat my way on a freight train to
Monett. There I pawned a ring and bought a passenger tlckot to St Louis.
It was tho first time I ever rodo on a passenger train."
Miss Smith is of tho rugged country girl type and has black hair and
Strange Garb Startles San Francisco Dancers
SAN FRAJCIStJO, CAL. The last Monday night affair of tho Impromptu
club, an exclusive dancing organization, whose members comprise men
prominent in the business and financial world, and their wives, was marked
by an incident which will live long In
the memory, of those who attended.
When tho wooing of Terpsichore
through the medium of the tango, was
at Its height the gay revelers were
startled by tho appearance of a figure,
which, after some moments of inves
tigation, developed Into that of Rear
den T. Lyons, clubman and star bll
liardlst, and known In the realms of
business as tho manager of the Frank
Wood trust. Lyons was attired In an
array of garments far removed from
the conventional dress. Over his glistening white shirt he wore a ragged
Jumper, many sizes too big for him, and the hat, which he doffed, was n
clrange relic of a past dynasty.
Everybody sat the dance out whllo Reardcn, with much wrath, explained.
It appeared that earlier In tho evening ho told his wife over the phone
that he would go to tho club direct, making up for the period which ho would
occupy In the overrush of work, with his six-cylinder En routo, in tho
-vicinity of California and Montgomery streets, a tiro -went flat, and tho club
tnan, removing his overcoat, In which he had Just Invested $G5, and one of
those thoroughly up-to-the-minute green kcltfes and making tho customary
remarks was soon busily engaged In remedying tho puncture.
Whllo this was going on a waif of tho hight slunk upon the scene and
made himself the possessor of the o'ercoatings and tho hat. Rearden had to
gettto tho club, at leaBt In time to escort his wife home, and so in one of
those lofty buildings down in "the street," he petitioned a friendly Janitor to
help him out
Widow Buys House at Auction Sale for $3.50
KANSAS CITY, MO. A picturesque group of men and women gathered on
a hillside near Thirty-flrst street and Colorado avenue tho other morning.
They were there for houso bargains tho city auctlpned off to make way for
the extension of Llnwood boulevard.
for a bid sho offered $3.50. Sho looked
apprehensively to see if her bid was going to be raised. It waa nil she
could afford to pay for a home. One man was ready to bid $25, when he
' noticed his competitor for the house. Tho auctioneer looked at blm in-,
"No, I don't; want It" ho said.
That waa tho sentiment of the little crowd of bidders. Three times tho
auctioneer called for higher bids, but got no response.
"Sold," tho auctioneer finally Bald, and tho old woman's face beamed as
ebe handed him the monoy.
"What aro you going to do with the houso T" Mrs. Prlco wan aBked.
"A man is going to move It for mo over there on tho hill," sho answered,
pointing eastward. "He isn't going to charge me anything for the work.
You see, I haven't a lot, so III put It where anyone will let me. I live alone,
as my husband dlod of heart dlseaso several years ago." ,
Mrs. Prlco did not know how old sho was. "Pretty near fifty," she
believed. Sho looked to be well past seventy years.
y Naming-of Babies Reduced to an Exact Science
NEW YORK. Names are no longer to be applied by chance. Mother and
father should not argue whether tho little "what is It" Is to be plain
John" or "Clarence De Puysten Mrs. Aso-Nclth-Neypa-Cochron has It all
reduced to an exact science. She la:
"The Author, Founder and Teach
er of tho Aso-Neith Cryptogram; a
Science of Numbers and Letters."
So her business cards. To a call
er In her University Heights flat Mrs.
Cochran explained It all. The sexes
are , suspended between the nebulous
peaks of tho two externltlos by a cer
tain geometrical sign or symbol. This
sign is expressed by a digit number.
The digit numbers exclude nine,
Bald Mrs Cochran, for nine Is simply
a number one with a zero riding on Its back. Nine begins and ends a cycle.
You seo? My, how stupid!
Every digit bos Its own Individuality, characteristic and temperamental
musical tone. Find the tono and learn your being.
Llfo harmony consists In adjusting one's being, one's cosmic urges to
vibrations which glvo forth a concord Instead of a discord. If the vibration
nnmbor of your name and your birth dato form a harmony If they coalesce
T-you'll bo happy. If they form a discord you will bo wretched while others
Mrs. Cochran looked fairly happy and prosperous. She evidently wan
Ju harmony. She oatd she could1 find a narao for anybody and wdb naming
IfcWMHds of children every year.
K'Mtotfjr jiavar Ulfcea afcee-t awn
time to tho laundry in a progressive
effort to lmp-xivo tho girl's personal
appearance so that she might look for
work without being arrested as a
MIbb Smith was taken in custody
at Union station at 1:16 a. m., after
she hod alighted from a Frisco pas
senger train. One of tho station ush
ers, who noticed that she had no bag
gago and that her clothing wan soiled
and wrinkled, asked hor whore sho
M. Stern, as the auctioneer, repre
sented tho majesty of the law. A wave
of his arm and a deal was made.
Perhaps one of the most Interest
ing sales was that made to Mrs. Mattio
Price, a "squatter," who lives In a
shack near Thirty-first street and
Brighton avenue. She bought a house
for 3.60. She Is a widow and lives
alone In her little hillside home.
When M. Storij put the houso up
Will Ceme Naturally.
K's a easy matter to acoulre a nW
'IaiwMHjefAfawM. AH, ye kavesW
&3Sm3 i Tcoulo -T-T-l
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Murders, Massacres, Tortures and Robberies Perpetrated by the
Commander of the Constitutionalist Forces in
A biography of Villa compiled by
the Boston Transcript and read by
Senator Lodgo in tho United States
sennto supplies tho following facts:
Francisco Villa was born at Las
NIovcb In the state of Durango about
tho year 1868. Ho Is wholly unedu
cated, bolng unable to rend and barely
able to sign his name. About the
year 1882, when only fourteen years
of ago, he was sentenced to a term of
imprisonment for cattle stealing. On
his discharge he settled in tho mining
camp of Quanacovl, whero a few
months later ho underwent another
Bontenco of imprisonment for homi
cide. When ho camo out of prison for
the Bocond time ho organized a band
of robbers, which had their headquar
ters in the mountainous region of "Pe
rlco" in tho stato of Durango, and
were tho terror of all that district.
In tho your 1907 ho was In partner
ship with one Francisco Reza, stealing
cattle In Chihuahua and selling them
in the United States, and then steal
ing mules and horses in tho United
States, and selling them in Chihuahua.
In consequence of some disagreement
ho shot and killed Rcza In broad day
light, while sitting in tho plaza in tho
City of Chihuahua. During tho early
"part of November, 1910, he attacked
tho factory of a Mr. Soto, In Allcndo,
stato of Chihuahua, and killed tho
owner. Ily threatening tho lattor's
daughter ho forced hor to show where
she had hidden a sum of $11,000, which
he stole and used for arming a consid
erable force. Ho then Joined Ma
dera's revolution, uniting his band
with Urblna's column. In January,
1911. he was at Casas Grandes, Chi
huahua, where ho killed Carlos Ala
torre and Luis Orltz for refusing to
pay him the money he demanded for
their ransom. At Batopllas, stato of
Chihuahua, In February of the samo
year he tortured a lady named Senora
Maria do la Luz Gomez until ho made
her pay him $30,000. Sho died from
tho effects of tho barbarous treatment
Outraues at Juarez.
When Ciudad Juarez was taken
from tho federals In May, 1913, ho
killed Senor Ignaclo Gomez Oyola, a
man of over sixty years of age, under
the following clrcumstnnces: Having
sent for him, Villa askod whether he
had any arms In his house, and on
saying ho had not, Villa, "who was
seated on a table," drew his revolver
and shot him dead. After rifling tho
corpse of money and valuables it was
thrown Into the Btreet
After the triumph of the revolution,
Villa, in November, 1911, obtained a
monopoly from tho then governor of
Chihuahua for tho sale of meat In tho
city of Chihuahua, which ho procured
by stealing cattle from the neighbor
ing fnrms. Suspecting one of his sub
ordinates, Cristobal Juarez, of steal
ing on hi3 own account, ho killed htm
one night In the latter part of No
vember in the Calle do la Liboradad.
In tho early part of May, 1913, Villa,
with 7G men, assaulted a train at
Haeza, stato of Chihuahua, that was
carrying bare of gold and silver val
ued at 100,000 pesos, killing the crew
and several passengers, including
Messrs. Carnvantes and a Senor Isaac
llerruro of Ciudad Guerrero.
Murders In Cold Blood.
La to in tho samo month ho entered
the town of San Andres, Chihuahua,
and assaulted tho houso of Senor
Sabas Murga an haciendado, who,
with his two boub, tried to defend
themselves. Two of his nephews
wero killed, but tho Murgas got away.
Villa than got hold of two sons-in-law
of Murga who had not taken any part
In Uio light, and after torturing them
to say where their father-in-law had
hidden his money, he had them killed.
Towards the end of the month Vil
la's band took the town of Sta. Rosa
lia, Chihuahua, shooting all prisoners
and treating the principal officers with
terrible cruelty. Colonel Puebleclta
waB shot and his body dragged along
tho streets of tho town. Tho com
mercial houses of MosBrs, Vlsconti,
Sarll, Cla Harlnern, Sordo y lllanco
(Spaniards) and many others were
totally sacked. Many private persons
wero murdered, one of the worst cases
being that of a Spaniard, Senor Mon
tllla, cashier of tho house of Cordo y
Blanco, who was shot over the head of
his wife, who tried to defend him. Vil
la personally kicked her in tho face as
she lay on tho dead body of her hus
band. He also himself killed a Sonor
Ramos, secretary of the court of first
Massacre at Casas Grandes.
In July, 1913, Villa took Casas
Grandes, Chihuahua, and .shot more
than 80 noncombatants, violating sev
eral young girls, amongst them two
young ladles named Castillo.
He attacked and took tho town of
San Andres, which was held by the
federals, In September, 1913, shooting
No Chance to Signal.
"You and Mrs. Jones almost invari
ably win at bridge How did you hap
pen to lose today?" "Well, you see,
wo played at a strange place, and the
table was a little too wide." New
A Qood Reason.
Visitor My good man, why aro you
Convict Chiefly 'cause they hain't
JIned tho open door movement hero
tnvatlon of Seals.
The longest memory in Mllford
Haven falls to find a parallel to the
spectacle now to bo soon In tho har'
bor an Invasion o veals, though the
seal frequents tho western coast of
Pombrokoshlre under normal condi
tions, and has .been known to enter
Mllford Hayen on occasion., Tho crea
tures In great numbers havo made
their way .upj the River Cle4daa. te
Uw.tfleMag ' ' 'NJkXaaw:
wlteraafteraV " '"
OF FRANCISCO VILLA
many peaceable residents and more
than 150 prisoners, many of these bo
lng women and children. In shooting
theso peoplo, in order to economize
cartridges, ho placed ono behind tho
other up to five at ono time, vory few
of them being killed outright Tho
bodies of tho dead and wounded wero
then soaked with petroleum and
thrown Into bonfires prepared for tho
purpose. Tho prisoners wore forcod
themselves to mako tho oonflro and
cover with petroleum tho rest of tho
After this ho went to tho small town
of Carrotas, whero he took prisoner a
man of moro than seventy years of
ago, named Joso Dolores Moreno, de
manding from him a ransom of $ 200.
As ho could not pay Villa killed him
with his own hand.
All His Prisoners 8hot.
On Septomber 29, 1913, Villa, hav
ing overpowered a force of over 600
federals commanded by General AM
res at Avlles, fifteen kilometers from
Torreon, had every prisoner shot.
Villa has shot In Chihuahua 160 non
combatants, tho greater number being
poor peoplo who could not leave, for
want of means or becauso they
thought they ran no risks, as they took
no part in politics, for all the peoplo
In any way connected with the govern
ment hail left bofore Villa entered tho
city. Special mention may be made
of the case of Senor Ignacio Irigoyen
and Senor Joso A. Yanez, who, though
in no way connected with politics,
wore taken by Villa and tortured for
several days with threats to shoot
thorn until they paid ransoms of $20,
000 ench. Haying obtained from Villa
himself safe conducts to leave by
train for the border, the train in which
they wore was caught up at Monte
zuma by a locomotive In which were
several officers in Villa's confidence,
headed by an ex-Mnderlsta deputy
called Miguel linen Ronqulllo, who
took them from the train and shot
them In the presence of the passen
gers. MULE'S FIRM PLACE IN WAR
What the Missouri Animal Has Done
to Secure Victories In Va
You may havo noticed that the army
mule has arrived in Vera Cruz, a
writer in the Philadelphia Ledger re
marks. Tho correspondents say he
kicked up his heels when he walked
off the boat. It was the mule's way
of expressing his delight at reaching
Lincoln's comment that whllo he
had no difficulty In creating brigadier
generals, ho couldn't make army
mules, had in it a book full of wis
dom. Wherever there Is u war there
Is a mule.
A naval battle without ships would
be no stranger sight than an Ameri
can nrmy on tho move without its
mule. The mule cnrrles tho load. He
feeds the army. Ho helps drag the
big guns. Ho brings up the ammuni
tion. He hauls the tents. He carries
away the wounded.
Tho mule Is sure footed aa a fly. He
rivals the camel in ability to endure
without water. Ho is a Mrs. Pank
hurst when It comes to fasting.
Julius Caosar know the mule, but
he never saw such as aro bred in
Champ Clark's "noun dawg" state
Missouri mules helped the English tc
lick -the Boers, they wont with tho nl
lied nrmles to Peking, they followed
our flag to the land of tho savage
Moros and If need bo ho will be one
of tho first to sot foot on tho wide
thoroughfnros of Mexico City.
Hamlet might remain out of the
play, but tho mule can't stay awaj
Balzac )n Wall 8treet
Two stock traders, sitting In a cus
tomers' room in a brokerage house
in Wall street, were discussing the
"I think." said the first trader, "that
Balzac was tho most forceful writer,
Ho Is my favorite author."
The second trader started In to criti
cize some of the Balzac works and
boost those of some of tho dther writ
ers A general argument was undor
way when a third party entered the
door, a gentleman known for shrewd
"Ah, hero comes Jones," said the
first trader, "Well leave tho question
to him." Then: "Hello, Jonos. Say,
I was Just boosting Balzac, and our
friend hero has taken the other side.
Now we're going to leave It to you
What's your opinion?"
Jones' face took on a puzzled ex
pression and, with his thumbs placed
under his arm-pits, he answered.
You've got tho wrong party, boys. 1
nover bought a share of mining stocks
in my life." Popular Magazine.
Makes a Difference.
Beulah Don't you think he's an aw
Boll Why. no. I don't.
"Why! Didn't ho talk lncessantlj
whllo ho was with you?"
"Yee, but he talked about me."
"I thought you told me this was go
lng to bo a pound party.'
"So it is."
"But it is a regular prtz? flghtl"
tho nota. Ono seal, that was shot
scaled 100 pounds. London Mail.
Soldier's Most Trylnn Position.
Tho avorago soldlor finds the most
terrifying position to b,o that of stand
ing motionless In tho front rank, ex
posed to the enemy's fire without bo
lng able to reply, The order to ad
vance or to charge with fixed bayonets
. Ij laati1 i-jirtiil-if rti4 a at a valaeai w
liany,''-MoveBBt, eva Into, areata!
POTATO CULTURE IN KENTUCKY NOT
SUFFICIENT TO SUPPLY DEMAND
Bluo Grass State Produces Annually Only 5,500,000 Bushels,
About Two-thirds of Annual Consumption Kentucky
Has Numerous Advantages for Potato Crop
(H. B. Htndrlck, Department of Agronomy,
Tho so-called Irish potato (Solanum
tuberosum) Is a native of America, and
next to rlco Is the most extensively
grown and most valuable crop in tho
world. Tho total annual yield la about
5,000,000,000 bushels. Of this tho Uni
ted States produced during tho five
year porlod, 1908-1912, an average of
343,587,600 bushels annually. Tho an
nual consumption of tho United States,
as. a food product is about 300,000,000
bushels, or threo and one-half bushels
Irish Cobbler, an excellent early
Kentucky, with a population of 2,
289,905 in 1910, is producing annually
a little less than 5,500,000 bushels of
potatoes, while tho annual consump
tion of tho state is about 7,500,000
bushels, making It necessary that 2,
000,000 bushels of potatoes bo shipped
Into our stato each year.
Tho potato has become so adapted
to varying conditions of soil and cli
mate that it is now grown in almost
all parts of tho civilized world. TheJ
soils and climate of Kentucky arc suffi
ciently favorable to tho growing of the
potato that it should not only be grown
to supply home consumption, but It
should be profitably produced as a pay
ing marketable crop as well.
Some of the advantages which Ken
tucky has for the production of po
1. Two crops can be grown in no
season on tho same piece of groad
2. It Is tho most easily grown and
marketed of the so-called intensive
3. It fits readily into cropping sys
tems and leaves tho ground in good
condition for fall seeding of wheat,
rye, or barley.
4. It dees not draw heavily upon
tho fertility of tho soil. A 300-bushcl
crop of potatoes requires 63 pounds
of nitrogen, 13 pounds of phosphorus,
and 90 pounds ofpotnsslum, while a
100-bushel crop of corn requires 148
pounds of nitrogen, 23 pounds of phos
phorus, and 71 pounds of potassium.
5. It Is a good money crop. The
labor of one man and team In growing
potntoes will produce a greater profit,
one year with another, than will the
samo labor produce in growing to
bacco. Tho soil best adapted to potatoes is
a sandy loam. River and creek bottom
lands when well drained aro very suit
able Tho Kentucky clay loams, when
well supplied with humus, are good for
this crop. The best preparation for
tho early crop of potatoes Is mado by
plowing under, in the fall, red clover
or some other legume crop, which in
A NEW LIVE-STOCK EXCHANGE AT EXPERIMENT STATION
(T. R. Bryant, Superintendent of Agri
cultural Extension, Kentucky Agri
cultural Experiment Station.)
Inquiries havo been so frequently
mado at tho Kentucky Agricultural Ex
periment Station for Information re
garding whero live stock of various
clases could bo bought and also in
quiries for purchasers have been so
numerous that the Extension Depart
ment of the Experiment Station has
mndo arrangements to conduct a live
stock exchange, or in other words a
medium through which live stock of
all classes can be bought and sold by
tho farmers of the state.
Tho plan Is for any one who has
stock to sell to make that fact known
to the Experiment Station, giving an
accurate description of ench animal
offered for sale, the price asked, etc.
It must be clearly understood that
the station assumes no responsibility
for tho results of a transaction, either
as regards tho stock being as repre
sented or In regard to the reliability of
purchasers. Tho sole function of the
station will bo to put prospective buy
ers and sellers in communication with
each other, leaving them to make
their own transactions on their own
responsibility. Tho station will make
no charge for Its services.
AFFECTED WITH LEAF SPOTS.
Some fields of alfalfa are Infested
with a dlseaso tho symptoms of which
are numerous small brown or black
roundish spots on the upper surfaces
of tho leaves, which spread and cause
tho leaves to wither, turn brown and
drop. Its effects aro likely to show at
this soason of the year when healthy
plants make a prompt growth, while
those badly Injured fall to start, or
clso show an unhealthy appearance of
No satisfactory remedy for tho dis
There should be plenty of clean
fresh wator In the pens or runs Whore
fowls can have access to it every min
ute In tho day.
Ono of the successful ways to grub
out white grub? in old sod ground Is
to cnllBt a drove of active pigs In tho
Every little weed in the seed grain
has a big field hsforejt. '
Kentucky Agricultural Ex-
its decay furnishes a liberal supply of
nitrogen to tho soil. Potato land
should bo plowed to a good dopth so
as to provide a deep, looso bed for the
formation of tho tubers. Since the po
tato Is an intensive crop, ono can
afford to uso commercial fertilizers in
its production. Fertilizers low in nitro
gen, medium in phosphoric acid,- and
high in notash are best Tho grades
commonly used for tobacco are suit
able for potatoes.
In growing potatoes for tho early
northern market, the soil should be
thoroughly worked up in the spring as
soon as it Is tillable, and tho planting
should bo dono when tho danger to tho
plants from frost Is thought to be past
First-class seed Is very essential.
Smooth, medium-sized potatoes, free
from scab, are best In order that the
potato crops may not deteriorate in
yield and quality, it is necessary that
one crop each year bo planted from
northern-grown seed. It is probably
best to use northern Bced for tho sec
ond crop. Potatoes should bo planted
from throo to five lnchos deep. In rows
from three to threo and a half feet
apart, while tho hills from twelve to
eighteen Inches apart In tho row.
Thorough, shallow cultivation should
bo practiced, and thero Is great econ
omy of labor In using a weeder or har
row two or threo times boforo tho po
tatoes como up. '
Tho first crop of potatoes can be
removed and marketed about July first.
The ground, If not replanted to pota
toes, can bo sown to cowpeas for a hay
crop, or it can bo made ready for the
Bowing of clover or alfalfa, which
snourd bo put in about August liitn.
Tho total cost of producing a crop
of potatoes, including rental of land,
tilling, fertilizers, seed, planting, har
vesting, and marketing, is about $50
per acre. The average production for
tho United States for the past ten
years has been 96 bushels. It is easily
possible for a potato grower In Ken
tucky, with right conditions, to pro
duce 200 bushels per acre. In some
potato experiments conducted by the
Kentucky Station as early as 1889, tho
average yield of tho best varieties con
slderably exceeded 200 bushels per
acre. Tho avorago farm price for po
tatoes for the past ten years in Ken
tucky has been G5 cents por bushel. A
yield of 200 bushels at 65 cents per
bushel would bring $130, or a net profit
of $80 over tho cost of production.
With modern potato machinery, one
man and team can grow and handle
at least 20 acres of potatoes, except at
digging time, when some extra help
would be needed.
In many parts of Kentucky tho labor
problem makes it difficult to grow to
bacco In connection with general farm
ing. With machinery for cutting po
tato seed, and the horse-power Imple
ments for planting and digging, it is
tho opinion of the writer that tho
potato crop fits better into the labor
system of the farm than tobacco. The
potato crop also requires less labor per
aero than the tobacco crop; draws no
heavier on tho fertility of the soil; de
mands less child laiior, and provides a
splendid money crop early in the sea
When stock that havo been listed
with this exchange havo been dis
posed of by any means, tho ono who
originally listed them will be rcqulrec
to notify tho station, otherwise ho wJU
not be allowed to list stock thcreaftoi
Tho proposed exchange will hnudle
horses, beef and dairy cattle, sheep
Communications with this depart
ment should be frequent, as permanent
advertisement Is not the object of fu
exchange, but rather tho selling of ee.
tain individual animals listed as d
In case tnls service works satisfac
torily, it is hoped later to add a de
partment for the exchange of imple
ments and sundry appliances, also to
net as a medium for getting prospec
tive tenants and landlords together.
Nearly every profession and indus
try except farming havo effectual work
ing organizations, these being local,
county and state, or eves nation-wide.
Any agency that will facilitate (he
prompt exchange of live stock and
other farm necessities should be a
great convenience to the farming pub
lic. Tho Kentucky Agricultural Ex per
Iment Station is tho first servant of
tho Kentucky farmer, and, If rightly
used, he can get more assistance thero
than from any other source.
ease Is known, but this bullotln Is pub
lished to warn farmers of the danger
of using soil from Infested fields to
inoculate others. Such soil is likely to
convey tho fungus, and is likely to
convey other peats as well, including
weeds. If soil Is usod, one should first
make suro that the land from which It
is taken Is not infested with diseases
or pests to which alfalfa Is subject.
The safest way to inoculate is to
apply pure cultures to the seeds. Such
cultures may now bo obtained from
the Division of Entomology and Botany
of the Experiment Station.
A good feed or raw onions is a tonic
and on appetizer for fowls. Food
thorn in tho mash if the fowls refuso
Sharpened disks pay for tho sharp
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By HARflV PAYNE.
"Er," said young Pankwlck, pausing
in the door after ho had loft tho break
fast tablo. Ho appoarod contused.
"Did you say something, AlgyT" in
quired his sister with a start
"Oh, no!" nnsworcd young Pank
wlck, with great carelessness. He
cleared his throat and caressed the
door paneling with one hand. "That
Is say, tho danco was great last
night, wasn't It?"
"Why, yes I" agreed his sister, In
some surpriso, looking up from her
lottera. ' "Quito a pretty llttlo affair.
Rather stupid, though, because there
weren't enough mon!"
; "Oh, weren't theror ochood her
brother, a trlfio blankly. "I didn't notice-
lota of pretty girls there, though,
don't you think?"
His sister laid down her letters and
stared at him. "What's the matter
with you, AlgyT' sho inquired smooth
ly. "You'll rub a hole in that door If
you don't look out!"
"Oh, I beg pardon!"
said norvously. "Say,
Miss Dally a peach?"
His sister wrinkled
"Dally? Dally?" sho repeated.
Young Pankwlck camo back Into
tho room and sat down, such was his
"You don't moan," ho got out, "that
you didn't seo that girl? Why, she
was a perfect stunner! -Just tho right
height and slzo and complexion that
would knock the spots off a rose; and
her eyes! Say, honest, did you ever
seo anything like her eyelashes?"
"I gather," said his sister, "that
you wero somewhat impressed with
the lady's looks, Algy! Do you mean
the girl who camo with Phil? Sho
had on a bluo gown."
"Pink," correctod Algy promptly.
"With fluffydoodles on It you know.
"tots of Pretty Girls There."
Why, a ploce of that tulle scarf of
herB got wound around my neck while-,
I was dancing with some one else and
that's how I first saw her. Pbi In
"Crudo work, my dear Wateon,"
murmured his sister. "Couldn't she
have managed it any other way?"
"You're entirely mistaken!" said
young Pankwlck hotly. "She Isn't a
bit like that! Sho Is just as Bby and
retiring! Of course, I don't meau
that I was especially Interested In her
only I wondered if you saw her."
"I think I saw her," said his sis
ter, pouring herself moro coffee.
Young Pankwlck watched her with
an Irritated frown. "I think women
are cata mostly," he growled. "Om
of them wouldn't get enthusiastic
over another girl If sho died for it!
Just plain downright jealous 1 call It!
"My goodness, Algy!" Interrupted
his sister. "What do you want mo tf
do? Go Into hysterics and burst iutc
rapturous tears over her beauty?
Let her be beautiful for all of me!
I've troubles enough of my own!
"Well, you might that Is, say some
thing!" grumbled her brother. "You
needn't bo so self-satisfied
"Well, you couldn't proclsely
oursolf an old acaualntanc
minded his sister sweutly, S"
Young Pankwlrk blushed. 'Tsup
poso If you're going to be disagree
able, you will." he said loftily, arising
from his chair. "I waa just mention
ing that I had met her and then you
have to go and talk as though
"As though what?"
"Oh, I haven't time to wasto," young
Pankwlck growled. "I've got to catch
"I though you wanted to ask me
something," suggested his sister.
Young Pankwlck shook his head
coldly. "No, thank you," ho said curt
ly. Then ho paused. "If you were
like other BiBtors." ho muttorod, "I'd
that Is, I don't seo why you couldn't
go call on Miss Dally and ask her
In next Sunday night with tho crowd
but, of courso "
"Algy. my Infant brother," said hf
sister In tho tones of a dove, "l'vffv
known Miss Dally for some Umo anW 1
after seeing you make a spectacle 01
yourself tagging around last night, HI
decurred to me you might Itke to
know her bettor so I asked hor oy
tno spot and she's coming Sunda'
with the others!" f
"Oh-h-h!" gaspod young Pankwlct
"If you can't Bering a fellow! Sa
I'd hato to bo the unfortunate me
who marries you! You're a brick!"
Chicago Dally News
Signs bf Wealth.
Crawford "Is ho really bo rid
Crabshaw "Thcro's no doubt of
When ho sued his wife for divorce
papors in the case, wero withheld ft
public scrutiny, and when there wi
suicide in tho family tho coron
otllco decided. lti"
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