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The day has gone to sleep, within the rales. Shadows are cradled In the em’rald grass, ■And on the heights the roseate sunset pales, ; And from the clouds the crimson colors pass. f Good night, sweet day! The stars come out on high. To watch the pathway which yonr footsteps trod, Ar.d pave with vastaess the great deeps of sky. And bring nnr souls in fuller touch with God. I —Los AecHei Times. THE TALISMAN. OF course, its intrinsic value is very slight,” 1 said, as Theodora stood holding the ring in her rig’-t hand. “Is that why you are offering it to .me':" she demanded, glancing up abruptly. “Because,” I explained, “it Is sup posed to bring the owner all manner jof luck.” “Then,” cried Theodora, “it is a kind iof charm!” i “A talisman!” ' “What is it supposed to do?” “Oh, well, the idea used to be that ;lt received Influence from the plan jets ” “I wonder which planet?” asked The .odcra. “The stone Is green,” I answered, “and green was the color of Venus, you know. Anyhow, it is supposed to [protect your house from visitations of evil spirits ” “Your house,” she remonstrated. “It Is the same thing,” I Insisted, •and Theodora’s face grew rosy red. “Oughtn’t a talisman to have some 'mysterious writing on it?” she asked. “Every occult condition is fulfilled,” jl assured her, and she carried the ring to the window. Ilut after an endeavor ;to read the words which were minute ly engraved on the inner face of the thin gold band, she gave it up with a ■sigh. Taking the ring from Theodora’s ;hand I held it in a more favorable po sition. “ ‘To give and keep!’ ” she read, then turned her head with an inquiring ex pression: “Is that right?” she asked. “Quite right,” I answered, and I thlvered as her hair brushed my cheek. “Do you feel cold?” she asked, look ing at the tire. “Not in the least.” “I will ring for Edwards to put some more coal on,” she suggested, going toward the bell. “You haven’t made out all the words yet” I Insisted, and after a momen tary hesitation she returned to my side. “It Is extremely ridiculous,” she ex claimed. “because how can you give a thing and yet ” “It must le done in order to bring out the full virtue of the charm.” “But if you give It away ” “Precisely what I am endeavoring to do!” “Then how can you keep it?” Theo dora demanded. “Suppose you try to read the re maining line,” I said, but she read it cautiously to herself before repeating it aloud. I saw her lips moving. “To give and keep; Nor lose nor weep.’ ” she read. “It is supposed,” I explained, “to be a translation of an old English couplet, nt¥‘ you perceive that the last line con tains the moral.” “And the first an impossible condi tion.” “I assure you It Is perfectly simple,” I insisted. “In the Greek Kalends,” said Theo dora, with a smile. “Much sooner, I hope.” “When?” she asked, turning away her face. “If It is left to me, I should say a month at the latest.” Turning to face me again, she held ■out the ring at arm’s length. “I shall refuse to have anything to do with it.” site cried. “Why?” I asked. “Oh! 1 detest things I can't under stand.” “You ought to try to have more faith.” I urged. “In what?” asked Theodora. “In me. of course. 1 promise, if yon take it. the ring shall bring good for tune.” “I was thinking of you,” she mur mured. “at the moment.” “Then the spell begins to work!” I exclaimed. “What belter luck could It bring than to make you think of me?” “To me or to you?” she demanded. “To both: at present it is neither yours nor mine.” “It looks rather ancient,” she re marked. “You see it has been a family relic for generations,” 1 explained. “Then It has always been kept.” “Evidently.” ••And consequently It has never been given away!" “At regular intervals." I Insisted. “Well,” she faltered. “I—l don’t un derstand." But 1 fancied she did. "If you study the words carefully,” I began, when she Interrupted me with a solemn expression. “Besides.” she cried, “even if the condition could be fulfilled ” “It could,” 1 answered. “Even then,” she continued, “haven't ■any of Its owners either lost or ” “They have never lost the Talis man." “Ah!’* said Theodora. “It must be a iTery wonderful thing If It always [keeps away tears.” "You mustn't judge by Its present effect.” I urged, and she became sud denly Indignant "What do you mean?” she demand ed. •T fancied there were tears in your eyes ” “Why should there be?” “Why?” I whispered, drawing closer. “If only the Talisman might do as you say,” she murmured. “My father gave It to my mother,” I explained. “Then he didn't keep It” “The whole Includes the part you understand. He gave her the ring; she gave him back herself.” “And—and yet he lost her." mur mured Theodora. “Yes, he lost her.” “Ar l I suppose for all their love, then were tears now and then,” she sugg-sted. • Ah. well • o that your Talisman was of very 15. , effect” said Theodora. • perhaps,” I urged, “the translation was not literal; but anyhow, you need not be afraid to accept it" "It Isn't that 1 sou afraid,” she tx PKOOf THAT IRRIGATION IS OF MUCH VALLE TO THE FARMER, IS irrigation of practical value to the farmer of the Middle West, say in Indiana?” asked the News correspondent of an cfiicial of the Agricultural Department. "Decidedly,” replied :he irrigation expert. “From experiments that are being carried on in Wisconsin, Nebraska, Missouri. New Jersey and other States, it is already evident that a marked increase in yields of farm crops follows judicious irrigation even In regions where tfca rain fall Is normally abundant. For instance, in Wisconsin experiments it lias been demonstrated that the average Increase In the yield of clover hay on Irrigated land over that from unirrigated land Is 2.5 tons an acre. The increase in corn is 20.95 bushels an acre; of potatoes 53.9 bushels an acre. The annual cost of Irriga tion for these experiments was SG.GB an acre, not counting interest on the investment. l>ut including all extra labor. This left a net profit, at current prices, of S2O an acre on hay. sll an acre on corn and $73 an acre on potatoes. "The comparisons of averages in these experiments were made with the yields as reported in the census returns. Tuts was not exactly fair, because the census averages give the returns for all kinds of farming—good, bad and indifferent—while the averages in the irrigation experiments were those of a carefully conducted institution. No farmer using irrigation can be a slouch and expect to rea. ny profit. He must do as they do. in California— figure things down fine, and stop all gaps. But making all allowances for differences in the averages, and we still can show that judicious irrigation in the Middle West will pay handsomely. “We made experiments, also, for the purpose of testing the effect both of Irrigation and lertilizatlon of sandy soils, such as are common In Indiana, Michigan, TV isconsin and Minnesota. These lands are poor in plant food, and retain so little moisture that all attempts to farm them profitably have failed. The experiments included the application of both water and manure to the lands. Manure alone was of little use, as there was not water enough to make the plant food available. Water alone gave fair results, but manure and water together gave fine returns. “The cost of Irrigation was $0.70 a. rere. and the ~et gain from Irriga tion was: Potatoes, s3;> an acre; corn, $1 an a*.,; watermelons, SSB <*n acre; muskmclons. $45 an acre. From these experiments we found that water was a good thing in intensive farming, and increased the yield in truck farming and vegetables, but was not a profitable thing in the case of corn-raising, so far as those sandy soils were concerned. “The cost of pumping water in the Wisconsin experiments was $2.G4 an acre foot, with coal at $5 a ton, the water being raised twenty-six feet. With a gasoline engine, gasoline costing 11.9S cents a gallon, water was raised thirty-three feet at a cost of $3.32 an acre-foot We have prepared tables showing how much water Is needed for different crops, how large a pump should be used, and how often the water should be applied to tLe land. claimed; but still she held out her right hand once more, and the ring was in her fingers. “You are not going to give It back to me,” I expostulated. ‘‘Why, yes.” she returned, and I felt compelled to take it in my hand. For a few moments I stood gazing at it, a little foolishly perhaps, then I looked into her face. “The tears should be as few as I could mnke them, Theo,” I said. “O, I know, I know,” she faltered. “Don’t you think you can change your mind?” I urged, and she mot my eyes with an expression half perplex ed, half indignant. In her own there were still traces of tears; some sensi tive chord had, perhaps, been touched, of which I had no perception. • “Change my mind!” she cried. “Let me give and keep ” “I thought you would like to put it on,” said Theodora, and as I took her left hand and pushed the ring over her third finger. It seemed that the Talis man began to take effect at once, for her tears dried like April rain, and no sunshine was ever brighter than her smile. But Theodora insists that her Talisman is something different alto gether.—Detroit Free Press. HAS BIIILT A PALACE FOR DOGS. A $5,000 building for dogs has been completed at Mrs. I*. A. Valentine’s summer home, at Lake Ocouomowoc. Wis. It is almost a palace, but not withstanding this, its comforts will be shared by the plebeian watch dogs of the place, ns well as the high-priced purpe th.it have won blue ribbons at bench si lows. The temperature of the 7 sir.s. r. a. VAni vnxn. building will be kept at 70 degrees, and there are splendid facilities for bathing and cooking—for Mrs. Valen tine has employed a man to cook for the dogs, and he Is Instructed to pre pare their food with as much care as if he were cooking for human beings. The only other dog mansion in the country is that of F. W. Vanderbilt, r.t Biltuiore, but It is not nearly so ele gant as that of Mrs. Valentine. She was formerly tlie wife of Philip D. Armour, Jr., who died at Pasadena. Cal., three years ago. WATER SPOILED GALLANTRY. Chivalrous Alan Wondered Why the Women Were Unappreciative. On a certain trip of a certain North river ferryboat a middle-aged commu ter may be seen nearly every evening hurrying into the forward part of the women’s cabin and taking a seat, only to relinquish it with a bow and a srnUe to some pretty girl when the other seats are filled. So Intent was he ct a recent stormy evening watching for an attractive woman to whom ho might offer the seat that lie did not notice a leak in the roof of the cabin that was sprinkling his hat. The following will be found a good way of making trays for developing, fixing washing, etc. Make ft wooden tray by screwing together one-half Inch planed deal; then lay down with marine glue, inside the tray, white marble oilcloth. Put the cloth on In one piece, turning the edges over the end sides of th# tray, and tack them down. One thing which U greatly in favor of this tray is little weight for a large-sized dish; this Is a great help, as It enables you to hold the tray and keep the developer ln aotlML The writer has Lad In constant use a tray made as above for the fuh sized sheet for over two years, and it is as good to-day as when in*, e. Do uot cut the cloth at the comers, but turn the stuff in. and fasten wth the marine glue. Should there *be any cracks In the oil coating, rub in some of the glue, and you will have no further trouble. I hare also used one of these traya for fixing, and have not noticed any injury to cloth. tha way I have made good trays act of old herring boxes and uaed them con stantly fas’ yean. Presently a stunning girl came with the crowd and the gallant commuter arose and graciously bowed her into the seat. Pit-pat came the raindrops on the woman's toque, and, frowning at the smiling gallant, she got up and pressed through tire crowd. The cum muter seemed puzzled, but he resumed his seat, again oblivious of the leak, and in a moment offered his place to another woman, whose smile of thanks vanished quickly as she set tled far Lack in the seat and a rain drop tumbled on her uptilted nose. She. too, rose and moved away, and the '“•estfailen man again sunk into the seat, while the. other passengers began to titter. Once more he tried his little act of gallantry, offering his place this time to a middle-aged woman whose elab orate hat thus came under the increas ing stream from the leak}’ roof, and she jumped up quickly, looking dag gers at the man, and moved away. Still failing to observe the offending leak, says the New York Times, the commuter dropped into the seat and plunged into his evening paper, when the explanation came In the wet blotches which the rain soon made on the newspaper, and the commuter joined in the laughter of his fellow passengers as he once more vacated the seat—this time not offering the place to one of the fair sex. DOES NOT LIKE TOURISTS. Missouri Editor Vents His Opinion of Wanderer* ou Earth's Surface. Since his recent visit to Havana. Cuba where he dined with men from every part of the world. Bob White, of the Mexico (Mo.) Ledger, seems to have taken antipathy to tourists as a class. In a recent issue of his paper he says: “The party was r t ot a large one, either”—the world isn’t very large, after all. Mr. White “roasts” the tour ists, and especially the Americans, who are now “doing” Havana by thou saids. “A regrettable feature of the tourist,” he writes, ”is the absolute lack of consideration found among many of them —their ruthlpssness—and disregard of the privacy of homes, sa cred edifices, or wherever else their bent takes them. They enter the grand old churches during sacred service, when the congregations are devoutly and silently following the impressive services. They explore all parts of the building, talking in loud tones, cross ing and recrossing, sometimes with their hats on, between he kneeling congregation and the altar, snapping their kodaks at whatever objects at tract them most. “With what disgust must the people here regard such demonstrations— what contempt must they feel toward this class. At the present amazing progress of th!s gr. ssness. hoggish ness, we could well say. we may soon hear that all the churches iu the city have been closed to visitors. Were the Cu bans to go to the States anil conduct themselves as many Americans do here, it is certain t'.at they would be summarily dealt with, arid they would deserve it. ns do that class of Ameri cans to whom so much forbearance is now being shown in Havana.” The Janitor. “And you won’t rent the rooms to us because we have a child?” “Sorry, ma’am, but we can't admit children into this apartment house." “You seem to have forgotten that you were once a child yourself." "Yes. but that was before the day of apartment houses, ma'am.”—Cleveland Plain L>ealer. It Is the unmarried young thing who talks about the gjny monotony of life, but it is the married one who knows what It is. THE BADGEK STATE. NEWS OF THE WEEK CONCISELY CONDENSED. Dates Announced fer Farmers* Insti tutes—Circus Tent Down —Two Inventors Take Their Own Lives— Company to Form New Town. Snpt. George McKerrotv of the de partment of farmers’ institutes. College of Agriculture, University of Wisconsin, has announced a series of sixteen sum mer institutes to be held throughout Wis consin. The places and dates are u$ follows. Ashland County, It at tenant, June 12. Barron County, Canton. June 12. Bayfield Comity. Washburn. June 11. Burnett County, Trade Lake. June 9. Clark County, Columbia. June 10. Douglas County, Poplar, June 10. Gates County, Atlanta, June 11. Marathon County, Emmerich. June 19. Oconto County, Staring. June 10. Polk County, Milltown. June 10. Price County, Ogema. June 19. Shawano County. Regina. June 17. Taylor County, Chelsea. June 10. Vilas County, Eagle River.’.id** IS. Washburn County. Shell Lake, June 0. Wood County, Liiulsey, June 17. Panic at a Circus. The tent of the Skerbeck circus was struck by a cyclone at West boro and razed to the ground. The main tent was crowded and many were injured, but it L not thought that any will die. Mrs. J. Wilrnot is the only one seriously injured. She had her nose crushed and face and body bruised, besides internal injuries. The cyclone came without warning and the center iwile of the teat was broken short off. tine section of the seats col lapsed. For a moment after the twister passed there war hardly a sound save that of the torrents of rain that fell. Then pandemonium broke loose. Every one made frantic efforts, to escape from their canvas prison. The tent was cut in countless places to let people out. Chicagoans Get Witter Power. The Wisconsin Power Company has been formed at Menominee, with a up : - tal stock of $250,000. John 11. Coulter of Chicago is president and L. K. Gary of Chicago is secretary and treasurer. The new company lias acquired the water power and other property of Knapp. Stout & Cos. on Red Cedar river and will construct anew dam. It is understood several factories will tie built as soon as the power is ready for use. Suicide with Laudanum. George Hollins, aged about 55 years, committed suicide by taking laudanum. Death resulted at an early hour the following morning. Fie was a blacksmith and had followed that calling in I’itts ville for the past twenty years. He was the inventor of the "Little Giant” stump puller. He leave a wife and nine eliil dren. The cause of the rash act is sup posed to be despondency. Suicide of Farmer-Inventor. Harry Woodward, aged <55 years, a farmer and inventor of Syivnnia. com mitted suicide by hanging. Mr. Wood ward was the inventor ol a tire escape, the work of liis lifetime, which he ex hibited at Milwaukee, Racing and Chi cago, and it was pronounced a good thing by firemen. Worry over his invention is believed to have affected liis mind. All Over the State. The Dresser Junction school house, *hree miles from Osceola, was struck by lightning and was destroyed. It was in sured for s<i(H>. Contractors have begun work on the electric road that is to connect La Crosse with Viroqna. The work is start ed at Stoddard. Seven merchants at Colfax have con solidated and formed a company with a capital stock of Tlvo purpose is said to be to shut out the trust sys tem. • The new Gerinan-Anierican Hank nt Oshkosh purchased of (’. W. Radford the business black at SI Main street for $21,50ft, and will retit it for banking quarter . The lumber, shingle and lath mill of Perron Brothers of IVrronviile was de stroyed by lire. Two carload.- of lumber burned and it was with difficulty that the lumber in the yard was saved. At l’.araboo Bddie, the 4 ycar-ohl son cf Abe Johnson, wandered upon the Bamboo bluffs and became lost. Search in;.' parties found him in the woods near Devils lake, after living out in the storm all night. Angered because five young men, mem- Iters of the Ba (Tim. r Y. M. C. A., went in bathing near her home on French Island, Mrs. Mary Depper opened lire on them with a revolver. The young men tied, leaving most of their clothes ltehind. Mrs, Depper was entertaining some wom en friends and says the boys undressed themselves close to her door. One of the young men say- they chose a spot which the Y. M. (’. A. had utilized for a number of years as a swimming hole and that it is several hundred yards from the 1 topper home. The greatest excitement existed among people residing in Racine's fashionable residence district at 4:30 o'clock the other morning, caused by the shooting of a re volver and the screams of the woman. It was found that Chr.rles Wisehncasky had been shot in the right leg either by himself or by a girl named Bertha Toi lesson. Both of them were employed by p. I. Hess, a well-known merchant. The man was a delivery clerk and the woman a servant. They were both at a dance during the night, and when they reached home quarreled and outside of the house the man drew a revolver, which was grabbed by the girl, and in some manner he was shot either by himself or by her. A large plate class window in the resi dence was broken during the scuffle. Mrs. Matt Grossbeier at Marshfield shot and instantly killed her husband, the bullet penetrating the heart. They had not lived together for a month. He broke into the house mid assaulted her with a pocket knife. The limited train • n the Wisconsin Central Railway was derailed nt I)u --plaimiile. The engine, tender and bag gage oar left the rails. The engine ran gloat 100 feet or tli* ties and had it not been for the guard rail, it would have gone over the high grade down into the ditch. Tilt' tender was badly jammed into the engine. Jt hn Goetsch, a butcher nr.d sal- - n keeper at Steiner’s Grove, near Milwaiv kee, fatally wounded his wife with a butcher knife a:.d killed himself by shooting. Mrs. Marie K a hers a of Mondovi has fallen heir to one sixteenth of the estate of Align* Sahlberg. a millionaire miner whose will was opened at Mexico City recently ami who leaves property esti mated at $3,000,000. - Orders for bolding the annual encamp ment of Wisconsin National Guard have been issued. The encampment will be hehl from July 23 ta Aug. 15. Tlte First regiment, which ino!uJ> * the Milwaukee companies. will go into camp on Aug. 8- Xearly ail of the log drives on the Chippewa rirer and its tributaries have reached their destinations, and mnch earlier than in former years. The Clam river drive, 18,000,001) feet, is now in Clam lake, while the Yellow ami Thorn apple drive* of 42.000.i*) feet ai ready in the main Chippewa river. Miss Bertha Johnson. I** years old. had a desperate tight with a strange man ir. Racir.e. The assailant clutched her about the neck. She fought, screamed an i managed to break away, bnt not before her collar was torn off, her dress torn, hair pulled down, and her face scratch ed. A crowd of men searched for the assailant. b..‘ failed to find him. Klmer Benjamin, r.sred 27, died of quick consumption at Sparta. Joseph 3arteeki, a farmer out on bail awaiting trial for cruelty and wife beat ing. mortally slut himself at Stevens Point. Fire destroyed the large barn and granary on the premises of George Meis nest at F.ranch. The losa is SI,OOO, part ly covered by insurance. Lillian Anderson, aged 20 years, at tempted to commit suicide at her parents’ home in lineine by taking poison. The girl was deserted by her lover, it is ru mored. Senator John C. Spooner of Wiscon sin has bought the extensive estate of the late David Blanchard, at Pittsburg. X. H.. and will probably use it for a stock farm or game preserve. Judge Tarrant at Milwaukee ruled that where city officials were required to fur nish bond they were entitled to select their own employes, which is considered adverse to the civil service law. There is no foundation in the rumor that the Minnesota authorities will claim jurisdiction over Tibbetts, who confessed to the murder of Ira Slirako. s* the crime was committed in Vernon County. Wis. 1- ire destroyed n building at Mazoma r:ie used oy the Brittonhau A Ilixon Lumber Company for storing lumber. Two freight cars were also burned. The loss is about $5,000. covered by insur ance. William Castle of Monroe County es caped by jumping through a window of a Northwestern passenger train near fly man. He had been sentenced to serve three years for burtlary and was being taken to the State prison. For the second time this year the Mis sissippi has risen so high at La Crosse that the water lias sunounded residences in the lower parts of the city. The city was practically surrounded by water, cut ting off farmers on several roads. The section house at Athelstane was struck by lightning, six men in it being knocked unconscious. Class Anderson, a young man employed on the section, was picked up for dead and it was some time before lie regained conrciousness. Misses Pauline Boss and Bertha Fin deisen were held prisoners by an infu riated bull for several hours. The young ladies were picking flowers east of La Crosse in a pasture belonging to 11. God dard when the infuriated bull resented the intrusion and chased them into the hay barn, where they had to remain un til nightfall. The body of Frank Shell, who was drowntd at Prairie du Sac on a recent afternoon while boating on the river with three other high school seniors, one of whom drowned with him. was recovered close to where he drowned. The body of Mabel Bickford, who was drowned at the same time, has not been recovered. The high school will not have commence ment exercises this year on account of the casualty. The coroner’s jury at Glenwood to investigate the death of Herman Sachse. killed on May 3, returned a verdict find ing that the death was caused by re volver shots fired by the hand of Rich ard Sachse, and th.-ij the same were tired in self-defense. The deceased had pur chased a rifle and revolver in St. Paul, and on rturning home laid in waiting for his roil, opening tire on him with the rifle while the son was doing chores. Department Commander James H. Agen lias issued an order outlining the program for the department encampment to be held at Chippewa Falls June 9 and 10. He announces that Commander in-chief Thomas J. Stewart and John S. Black will speak. The Sons of Veterans, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Re public and the Woman’s Relief Corps will hold their annual meetings at Chip pewa Falls with the Grand Army. In Racine Michael Joelium, aged 31 years, committed ; uicide at the home of his aunt. Mrs. John Boy. by shooting himself in the right temple with a 22- caliber revolver. There was no one in the house at the time, and the cause of the suicide is not known except that !:• .vas in ill health. He committed sui cide in the same room, on the same bed and with the same revolver that bis unde had used to kill himself with sev enteen years ago. Loss of over S4<>,()(X) resulted from n fire on the West Side of Milwaukee, which destroyed the Jacobs cooperage plant, the Milwaukee ('umuutator Com pany and the Milwaukee nut 'mobile works. Strenuous work of the firemen saved much other property. A score of families descried their homes when it looked ns if they would he destroyed. Forty wi rkmeu employed in the cooper ate plant narrowly escaped with their lives. Several were injured in jumping from the second story. The body of Emil Ilafcmeister was taken from the river near the Lincoln avenue bridge in Milwaukee. A. bullet hole through the breast, evidently from a shot fired at close range, indicated sui cide. lie was to have been married the other day to Miss Ella Ewert and disap peared suddenly three days before. The intended bride could offer no explanation of his sudden absence when she postpon ed the wedding and has been firm in the belief that Emil was true to her and that he had been foul I. dealt with. A tornado resulting in the destruction of a large amount of property swept over the village of Hohnen shortly after sun down. The roof, smoke stack and part of the main structure of the Casberg Milling Company were torn down. li berty's livery barn, a two-story frame structure, was picked from its founda tion and anew double brick block just completed and ready for occupancy was torn from its base. Trees were torn up bv the roots and small frame buildings were hurled in many directions. An early report declared t iree dead, hut this is de nied. One lions •. occupied hv an aged woman and gra ’.ddaughter. was picked no, carried over a wire fence spanning the road and set down without injury to the occupants. Mrs. Flora Pfuffer of Kenosha, who was scalded by the overturning of a boil er of water, died from the injuries. She attempted to carry the boiler of water to a sink, when she slipped and fell, the boiling water pouring over the entire up ppr portion of her body. Carl Roenitz. a student at Armour In stitute, Chicago, accidentally shot him- I self in the right side while in his room. Koenitz, whoso father is president of the Sheboygan Cigar Mold Company, was ! exhibiting a revolver to his friend, Rnb ! ert Duy, when the weapon was discharg i-d. A buggy containing W. S. Crane and \V. Tbeian, leading Caledonia farmers, was struck by a freight train at Racine. The buggy was wrecked and the horse | was carried 300 feet and thrown upon ; the depot platform and killed. Crane and Thelan jumped and were not in jured. William Ryan was given a verdict of SI,OOO against the La Crosse City Rail i way Company for injuries sustained by I running into a hole under the tracks with I his bicycle. Oiaf Swennes. the contrac tor building the sewer and who dug the ditch, was found blameless as he put up barriers and the company tool? them down. Henry Reiff <>f Prairie du Chiea. sec ->n foreman on the Milwaukee road, i~ missirtg. and it is Lelieved he dropped from the bridge while looking f*r the ; bodies of the two high school students •frowned. His hat was f>und lodged in ! a treetop. Milwaukee has a population oi between 311*000 and 320.01*0. -according to figures obtained for tbe new city directory. The increase daring the last year has been ivetween T.tJOO and 12.000. Lightning struck Paul Ring H's bouse at Elkhart Lake. The bolt came down the chimney and moved a bed containing two children eight inches. Tho boos* , was damaged MOO by fir*. ".as leather or cloth does, it prevents the y. J. j shoulders from becoming sore in al- Wagon AVreach and Jack. When a team gets stalled with n heavy load and the driver uses every means of persuasion, from the whip to bad language, to urge the horses to start tin' wagM nearly every passer by has a feeling of sympathy for the animals and a desire to caution the driver against cruelty. A more prac tical thought than these has entered the mind of a Missourian, resulting in the invention of a simple apparatus, which can he curried on every wagon for use in emergency of this kind. In stead of “putting his shoulder to the wheel’’ the driver will get out his wrench, secure it In position and ex ert his strength at the end of the long lever, lifting and rolling the wheel out of the rut or up the grade. The ar rangement consists of a pair of hook members, which engage the hub and are adjustably secured to the arms piv oted to the lifting lever. The latter has a tilting shoe, which engages the ASSISTS TEAM WTJTI A HEAVY LOAD. face of the wheel as pressure is exert ed on the level. The device will tit any diameter of whoej by loosening the cams which connect the arms with the books, and adjusting the latter at the proper length. By placing the hook ends on the ground and the end of the lever beneath the axle this device can also be used as a wagon jack .to rc olace the one which teamsters usually arry. A Thins: to Do. Another thing we general farmers ought to do, and that Is set out more forest trees. Did you notice the story of that old walnut bridge in Indiana that a certain company wanted so bad ly that they were willing to put up a good steel bridge in the place of it? The wood, they thought, would be worth more than the steel bridge. And the men who controlled the walnut bridge refused the offer. Now, this state of affairs is likely to continue. Our forests are vanishing, and unless you and I, the general farmers of the country, get right down to business and plant trees the day is near at hand when fencing and building material will be worth almost as nrueh as gold. Every farm ought to be turned into a little forestry station. We can easily get the seeds of such trees as are in digenous to our locality and plant them. Time will do the rest, and some day the world will thank us for doing what we did.—Up-to-Date Farming. Harvesting Rhnfinrb. The stalks which have reached their growth are mostly near the outside of the hill and can be told by the large and comparatively smooth leaf. Cen tral stalks with small, crinkled leaves should be left to grow. Careful se lection will greatly Increase the to tal yield. Grasp stalks near the lower nd and pull quickly, but not in a jerky manner, down ami back. Throw in fairly large piles, two rows together, stalks facing in same direction. After gathering, follow quickly with a knife, with a single stroke dipping the leaves an inch or so above the stalk, ami with another stroke trimming the outt. Gather in large baskets or wLae?bar rows and take to the packing house to be hunched as the market reattires. IV) not ship in large packages, as heat ing quickly causes injury. All seed stalks should he broken off low down while gathering the crop. Harness for Unruly Sow. l'hexe are several devices for over coming the proclivities of some swine to eat their ytmng, but none of them , |p better than V tbe 111 e t h o and [Y l lf shown in the I I/ I il—S'!di" which consists in niaJiln a Vt. harness and j attaching It to the animal in - such a man tier tliat she urzzLE son uoi.t no. can not get it off. At the same time this harness does not prevent the animal from eat ing slop or shelled grains. Little ex planation is necessary about tills har ness, for the cut shows how ft Is made and adjusted. The essential feature is to have the strap back of the fore legs adjusted tightly enough so that the animal can not slip it over her head. It must also come dose enough to the forelegs so that there will be no chance of Its slipping. The harness should be made of lvavy leather well Joined with rivets. The expense of such a harness as shown Is small and several of them can be made if neces sary so that any and all of tbe pig eaters may readily be kept from doing mischief. Profit from Locust Planting. The durability of locust timber, es pecially for fence posts, has been at tracting considerable attention. Weil oemmmmS tocast posts stand?thirty to sixty years. At the Vermont station 2.GGO trees were planted per acre. .Af ter twenty years It is estimated that there will t>e 0-10 trees, each yielding two board-fence posts and one wire fence post worth forty centy per tree, or over $250 per acre, besides more or less firewood. A cheap way to keep ap the farm fencing .would be to plant a small patch of locust from which posts could be taken when needed. Lo cust wood will outlast anything except red cedar.--Massachusetts Ploughman. Pore Shoulder* for Work Horse*. The heavy work season of the farm nearly always occasions galled or sore shoulders of work horses. Here Is a simple and cheap way to prevent this: ‘•Take an ordinary sweat pad and cover the surface neat to the shoulder with white soft oilcloth. Be very care ful to have It put on very smooth. Without any wrinkles or lumps on Its surface. Tbe cover is put on by neat ly sewing it with strong thread, so that it will not become displaced. The trouble with tbe horses' shoulders in this respect is caused by sweating, and aa the oilcloth presents a cool, dry sur face and does not hold the dampness The Mythical Corn Wheat. The Department of Agriculture at Washington reports tl:„t an enormous number of letters are being received, from farmers In all parts of the coun try, asking for definite information concerning a so-called new grain des ignated as “corn wheat.” Samples for trial are asked by most t f these In quirers. The department says that these letters are obviously the result of widely published untruthful news paper articles. The department au thorizes the statement that there is no such thing as “corn wheat,’’ and that it is not pro liable corn and wheat can ever be crossed, and that it is n cer tainty, if they were, that the hybrid wash! not be fertile. The grain which has caused the furor, the department says, is known correctly as Polish wheat, although the grain is not a na tive of Poland, as the name suggests. Its original home is in the Mediterran ean region. The heads and grains of this wheat are very largo, the grains being, in many cases, twice as large as those of ordinary wheat. The state ment that it yields from sixty to 100 bushels per acre, however, is an ex aggeration, although there may l>e in stances in Idaho and Washington, where the ordinary wheat yield is large, where the crop may be sixty or seventy bushels per acre. The experiments made by the de partment with the Polish wheat have generally shown that the yield is dis appointing. The new wheat Ims been grown, except experimentally, in but few places in this country’. From the experiments so far made the Inference is that the grain may be very gixxl as a bog food. But I’olisl' wheat is much restricted i: its adaptability, and, the department says, cannot be successful ly grown anywhere east of the Missis sippi River, Ihu only in the great plains region in Washington. Montana. Idaho and the other jairts of the Pa cific States where the grain is grown. Onion Cultwe l’rnfitnlile. Onion growers ire feeling more hopeful over the prospects tlmn for a number of years back, for the pros pect is for good # prices for several years ahead. While there is little chance prices will reach t the figures of twenty years ago, when on ion growing was so profitable, the pros souTiiroitT. poets are. nt least, encouraging, (file of’the liest classes of onions for profit is the Southport Globe, Illustrated herewith. The im proved strain of globe onions was given the mime Southport, and both the white and yellow sorts are su perior to the old globe varieties. The red Southport does well In many sec tions, but is not so reliable n the red Wentherfiehl. Botli the white and yellow Southports are of good size, moot attractive in appcarancetetnd are excellent keepers. Both are also late sorts and heavy yteiders. The South port (Holies are well worthy of atten tion on the part of onion-growers. Farmers and Cannera. The Farmers’ Protective Association of/Central New York is making irouble for the canning factories *in setting prices for which the members are will ing to grow their produce instead of taking the prices offered, as heretofore. Tlie scale adopted is considerably in advance of what was received by farm ers last year. Sonia factories have granted a slight increase. In Mary land there are much agitation and con flict Itetween growers and packers of tomatoes along the eastern shore.— Country Gentleman. Wool Clip of toog. The world’s wool clip for 1902 is esti mated at 2.711,001,571 pounds. Of this quantity Europe furnished 944,244.139 pounds. South America 510,000,1)00, Central America 5,000,000. Asia 274,- 000,000, Australasia 510,000,000, Africa 134,425,000, Oceania 50,000 pounds, and North America, including the United States, the British provinces and Mex ico. 333,342,032 pounds.—Farm Stock Journal. Farm Notes. Two or three gallons of coal tar to a barrel of water is a wry useful prop aration, and should be kept constantly on hand. Used as a spray mixture, it Is said to be an almost Infallible rem edy for vine crt>p enemies. By cutting back the limbs of old peach trees so that the tree resembles a stump more than anything else new and vigorous fruit-bearing shoots will tie put out and several good annual crops produced, while the young trees are coming into bearing. Unlike apple tree suckers, these shoots will bear fruit the second year. The conformation of tlie dairy cow Is of vital Importance. The type of the cow Is more essential than the breed ns indicating the ability to pro duce milk and butter economically. Most records show that animals of the spare and angular type remain In good service for a ranch larger period than cows that have tlm tendency to lay on flesh. If the beans have a tendency to rust, as they often do. especially In cold, wet wi-athcr. sprinkle or spray them with a solution of saltjieter or nitrate of soda and water. An ounce of the former to a gallon of the latter, applied occasionally, will prevent rusting and give wonderful growth and productive ness. This is excellent, also, for all of the vine crops. The value of shelter and comfort for cattle is demonstrated in an experi ment made by the Arizona station. A herd of milch cows were exposed for three days to a cold rain, at tbe end of which time the flow of milk had decreased Just ooe-lsiif, notwithstand ing that the cattle were properly fed. It was a month before the cows gave as much milk as before tbe exposure. For a good graftirs; wax take four pounds rosin, one pound beeswax, one pint linseed oil. Put into aa Iron ket tle and heat slowly, stirring thorough ly until ail Is well mixed. Pour the whole mass into cold water and pull by hand until It assumes a light golden color. Make Into sticks .u*J put in a cool place until required for use. Grafting wax never omes a.'Mss, and it always pays to keep It on hand. In case of injury to a tree at any time U is valuable. m It takes a great deal to move the ur ! bfiae superintendent of public property. ; Such things as requests and petitions | from the members of the Legislature and ■ even resolutions of either house do not move him. He i-; the czar of the lesser State employes. As the custodian of the State property he feels that u great re sponsibility rests upon him and he is , discharging that r. sjionsibiUty with even ■ more zealous fidelity than if the prop erty and the interests committed to his j charge were his own, for then lie could resolve doubts in favor of the applicants ! f, ’r favor. Now all doubts are given to ■ the State. Members who came here to fatten their belongings at the State’s ex pense found early in the season that even pens cost money, and nothing was giv >n to them save that which was an absolute necessity. Pens are trifling things, but | they ce-t money, and they are doled out ' carefully, so carefully, in feet, that at j the opening of the session the clerks in 1 the Senate had to go scurrying after I some before the proceedings could be ! properly noted. Members have received nothing from the State that they did ' not have use for from the superintendent. He kept the property vaults so closely guarded that it became necessary for the ; Legislature to adopt n joint resolution i directing that statutes be furnished two | yf its members who had lieen overlooked. The request sent down from the Assem bly was ignored. A resolution adopted by the lower house was insufficient, and not until the formality of a resolution of both houses did the suj*erintendent move. The Assembly a few days ago adopted n resolution requesting, not de manding. that the superintendent set out the park benches for use of the members mornings, afternoon* and evenings. There are many who take much delight in j watching the antics of the squirrels and | the birds. It vs i lie biggest bit of nature that many of them have ever seen, but j there are no places to sit down excepting | on the capitol steps; they arc of stone, j cold and hard. As the session drew near i its close requests for various things pour j ed iuto the office of the superintendent. ; The members were loading their plunder boxes. No one knew this better than the superintendent and for that reason large ly all of the requests fell on deaf ears, while orders were given for the woteh tnen to watch all of the State property closely. The death if the anti cigarette bills in ! the Senate was celebrated in smoke. F.v --j eryone smoked on the death of -the bill, i although the registry of the State fails to show that the cigarette or tobacco j companies sent lobby agents here to take ! charge of the killing of the measure, j While registered lobbies failed to ap ! pear, there was a lobby here, however, | that worked quietly and below the sur face and effectively. It would have been ! possible to pass the bill requiring dealers | to secure a license, but friends of the ! anti-cigarette movement protested its pas sage. If it were enacted into a law they feared it would be impossible to secure any other legislation for years. | The only kind that is wanted is an abso i lute prohibitive measure and nothing in I tin? way of a compromise. With the sale i tolerated, oven though under a license, | the friends of the movement say the i use of the “coffin nails” would 1- just ns | widespread as at the present, time. The | license movement would mt rely drive out j a few of the small dealers and give nil iof the business to the larger dealers. : This, they did not believe, was fair, and I so asked that no legislation be enacted. ■ after the killing of the prohibitive meas ure, until the next session. Senator Hud uull, who was one of the warm advocates | of the movement, will see that the pro hibitive measure is introduced two years j hence. The irony of fate was strongly evi ! deneed in the Assembly chamber when 1 the bill to provide a separate hospital | building for the violent insane at the I Northern hospital "as under discussion. Four years ago the agitation in favor of ; such a building was begun, but it failed Itecause of a lack of funds. Insanity ex perts are divided in opinion ns Pl. the wisdom of segregating the patients, those I arguing for it asserting that it is neces sary for the benefit of the calm and do cile patient who is likely to be excited arcl irritated by the violent ones. Ou the other hand, it is argued that a pn ; tiont may be docile at times and at times j he may be violent., and it is impossible Ito draw the line. Then again there is I the educational theory that abnormal per j runs should be kept in the company of normal persona or those nearly normal as much as possible. At any event it ’ was George Bishop who first advocated the idea of segregation. He ardently i championed the cause. He is now, him i self, an inmate of the Northern hospital. The pathetic circumstance attaching to the bill was sufficient to give it support that it would otherwise have lacked. Under the new Inw, which Is now in effect, every child U-twcen the ages of 7 and 14 years and between the ages of 14 and 10 years, who is not regularly em ployed. must attend school, in cities, not less than eight months in the year. In the towns and villages not less than five months. It is made the duty of the parent or guardian to cause the child to fie enrolled and to ms- that It attends school. Occasional legitimate absence is allowed, but any person who fails to send the child to school is to he punished by a fine of from $5 to SSO for each offense. The Milwaukee school twuird will be obliged to appoint at least three truant officer*. It may appoint more if it sees fit. The truant officers are to see that the law is enforce!. Factory in spectors or assistant factory iiisjwctor* are given the powers of a truancy offi cer and are required to report all eases of truancy coining to their notice to the proper officials. Member* of both houses spept a gre.it deal of time on the water while waiting for flie Governor to either approve or disapprove of measures that had been passed. There are many enthusiastic fishermen and they took foil advantage of the law which enabled fishermen to catch black bays, pike, pickerel and all kinds of fish beginning May 10. They are all convinced that May 10 is alto gether too early for the fishing season to open, particularly for black bass. Hun dred* have been caught full of spawn. In fact, it would ■*eem ns tho 'gU none of the bass spawned before May 10 so that the effect of tbe early fishing sea *:* is going to result disastrously to th* game fi/h in the lakes surrounding the city. The killing of Milwaukee charter bill has left many sore spot*. Nut Wliollt Idle. flam—rm * Harry ' rip you w,rh the hotweeleanlng? Harriet—Well he t ang* the picture* crooked and does the grumbling One on Bod BUI. Amber I’ete —"The boys played a good one on Bad F ill the olber day. They Itef him there was a chap over at Eagle Eye that he couldn't make throw up his hand*.” Bowden Ben-" Wall, did Bad Bill win?" Ainlier Fete—‘‘No; when be got over thar he found tle chqp was an 'arm ies* wonder’ in a *lde show.” North Carolina and Mississippi have State school* for the study of textile Vbrlcx.