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sSPURGEON. President neif s an account with ovcrv man. romnn and ehlM in nnrnit. r....u To new enterprises wo willba (glad to dxtond auch aecomhiodatlono as la consistent with eonservativo bahklnfl. We claim to be the Fnanclal Bureau of Information for Orango County, and will gladly furnish Information. FOUR PER CENT. INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS. " DEPOSITS FROM THE- 'Arise Make And Illustrated Patriotic Jingle From The Churchman, 'Kew York. INGLORIOUS raUKm kOWNi in the vil lage there were going to he great do ings on the Fourth of July, and the chil dren ofv High Ridge Farm were wishing that they might go to see the fun. There were three of them Sadie and Bessie and Joe; and Joe, being the only boy in the family, had an idea that he ought tp be allowed a little more freedom than his sisters. They were only girls, ' anyway, he arsued, and girls had no business in a crowd, especially when there were bombs and cannon to be let off; but a boy well, a boy could go anywhere and be safe. But Mr. Dayton, Joe's. father, evi- -suujr nem a different omnion, lor he sai2, very decidedly,-that Joe could not take part in the village celebra tion. -Best place for boys is home," uf added, as he went out to the iield "h his men. And Joe knew that ar gument was worse than useless. out in his way Joe was just as de trained as his rather, and if he 2jWn't go to the village he said to i - :it.. t f t AST- OLD BELFRY AT LEXINGTON. Bodies of Mrg. Gunness and Tliree Children Taken to Chicago. ' Chicago, Special. The bodies of ed l p?rte nre victims were receiv , here by an undertaker who with a 2CSSi like air and without -..for-eon ' ded them into nis vehicles, Cri7yed th-em to the city hal1 where j. Permits were procured and ground FreSt Cemeterv tng '1kBT ."OKI P. C. COLLINS. THE BATTLEof - LEXINGTON Y-v If In 3 event cn, hundred seventy-five, v Ri 3hf earlg in the morninq, BcFore the birds had left their nests Before the dau was tawninq A note or loud alarm rang out A horseman swiftlu ftulno. ringing of the bells, and then woiiina ound of cruina ye men of Concord rown , hoste your guns to carry, let your lovers go ye maids. r is no rime ro marry, br lot o' threor'nirva ormu Avolts '."Within- our Very borders." So Hasfe the messenger cries ouf "Wait nor for further orders 7 All dou the cannons deadly roar Made havoc for the fly Ina, And many were the wounded men: Arid many mora the dying Ere long to every country farjm The news ceme fost and foster. Good news-the news of victory . And to our foes disaster. Jjni thus the fight at Lexington Bespoke o good beginning. And now the homes that once were so Are full of joy ond singing. himself, he would have a little cele bration of his own at home. He had some pocket money hidden away in a little old trunk up in the garret, and with that he would buy all the fire crackers he wanted. He would find a secluded place, far enough from the house to insure himself against de tection, and there he would let them off. It did not occur to him then that he would have rather a lonesome time of it letting off his firecrackers by himself; but a few days later, when the Elton boys and Jack Hardy came into the store where he was buying his firecrackers tp make their own purchases,- his secret became all at once too good to keep. The result was that the other boys agreed to join forces with him, and it was ar ranged between them that they would have what they called a "bang-up good time" all together. The place decided upon was a strip of uncultivated ground on the out skirts of the Dayton farm. There were no dwellings near save a small cottage which had once been occupied by an old negro farm hand, und was now 'Used ,as a sort of shelter and storehouse by the men working on the new railroad close by. The men would all be away on the Fourth, the boys agreed among themselves, and anyway they wouldn't be likely to mind a bit of noise. It seemed a little strange to Sadie when, on the afternoon of the Fourth, Joe suddenly and mysteriously disap peared. She was worried about it, too, for she. suspected that there was some mischief afoot. She knew Joe better than any one else did, and she had felt sure for some days ast that he had some secret plan in his mind. Suddenly the distant sound of ex ploding crackers was borne upon the wind tojier listening ears. "Sounds as if it were out by Uncle Josh's cabin," Mr. Dayton said, glanc ing up uneasily from his paper. "Where's Joe? I hope he isn't up there. I heard the contractor say Seoul, By Cable. Japan won a victory in the prosecution of Editor Bethel, the publisher of the suspend ed Corean Daily News, who was giv en three weeks' imprisonment and placed under a bond for . six months not to publish seditious articles. He was tried before the Supreme Court of Great Britian and Shanghai on a charge of inciting: the Coreans, to rebellion through his publication., CHAS. the other day he 'expected to store some dynamite there, ready for the blasting. I guess I'll go and have a look around." ' But Sadie was already out of hear ing, with little Bessie flying at her heels. If she could only get there in time to warn the boys! That was her only thought. .,. .She never for. an in stant doubted that Joe was among them.N ; ' - ' Fear lent wings to the children's feet, and, taking a short,, cut across the fields, they were not long in reaching the scene of action. A puncent smell of smoke filled the airt and as the two girls came insight of the cottage the first glance told them that it was on fire. "Stay here, Bessie, " commanded Sadie; "don't go one step further!" Then, quickly skirting the small gar den plot, she tore around to the back; just in time to see the terrified boys making off as fast as their legs would carry them. Then, before she could turn around, she felt herself being lifted off her feet and carried rapidly away, and a minute afterward there was a tremendous roar, a great sheet of flame shot up into the air, the earth seemed to reel and: shake, "and then everything grew suddenly and strangely black. ; When Sadie came to herself rshe was lying m ner own room, witn ather and mother bending anxiously over her and Dr. Buxton sitting, by her bedside with his finger on her pulse. "Why, I'm all right," she said, In a surprised tone. "What : has hap pened?" . "It's lucky you are ail right,. young lady," the doctor said, with a relieved, smile, " You had a t narrow squeak, I can tell you. It was a mighty for- ! tunate thing that the Italian left In charge of the supply store had the j courage and presence of mind to pick you up and run." t "Where are Bessie and Joe?" Sadie asked, springing up with terror in her heart. i "saie, aear, doiq oi mem, sam mother, soothingly. "Nobody hurt at all thank good ness," the doctor put in, "though why you weren't all blown to smithereens I'm sure I don't know. Now. keen quiet awhile, young lady," he added, I as he turned to go, "and ' the next time there's a dynamite explosion on the schedule make a point of keeping out of the way." Joe Dayton learned a lecson from Cashier, "BANK , - LEXINGTON GREEN." "If They Want War, Let It Begin Here." . ' Illustration From Thomas Wentworth Higginson and William Macdonald's "History . ; of the United States." Harper & Bros. . ; Tliree National Guardsmen Hurt in Snam Battle. ' New York, Special. Three men, members of the Ninth New York Na tional Guard regiment are .reported fatally injured in an accident at Bat tery Dix during the bombardment of the mimic, war fleet from Fort Wacfc worth Friday night. . A, SCOTT, Yice President, OF: - that Fourth' of. a July that he, nevef forgot. Long;bef ore Sadie recovered from the illness that; ibllo wed' 'the shock, her , brother 'jad bitterly re pented of tn'eciat'-had brought It about, and had resolved that, come what might, ! he would always ' be- " square and above-board" in the fur ture. The ' misdirected r firecracker" that had set -UncleJosh's cottage on fire proved. Indeed to be the instru ment of Providence for making a splendid man of him. Christian Ad vocate. - - AN ANNUAL EVENT. Great Fourth of July Bonfire on Gal lows Hilt, Salem, Mass. A Pile ' .of luel Eighty Feet High:' Mary H , Northenxi, . .Massachusetts, , in Leslies yveeluy. - ... -. , ... Criminals in Buenos Ayres who are sentenced to long . terms of penal servitude are frequently released on parole for certain hours each day, so that their; private' business will qp.ot suffer. " ; ' l:"' Tinish Oklahoma Flag. Guthrie, Okla., . Special. Oklaho ma's flag, which will, be broken from the flagstaff over Independence Hall, at Philadelphia, ' on July 4th, is now completecliL Ninety-two women chos en" from different parts of the new State, sewed on to the new starry banner one star each, forty-six on each side. ' , . - J . CHESHIRE WEBB, 2nd Vice President t -5C1EN mm NDV5TRJ S.W. Ramsey' of Girard, Ohio, is :thje inventor of a process for making uscjf flue dust from a blast furnace in'the manufacture of fuel which is said to be very promising. v In Mayfields Cave,- in Indiana, A. Banta has captured thirty-three species ,o i. nies .iLxwo oi xnem new iu Science) .thirty species of other in sects and twenty-one species or the spider, class. ., , v Turpentine is obtained by cutting a hole iri! one side of the tree, called boxing," which in a few years kills the tree. The forest service has found a methqd of extracting turpen tine by .whichvthe trees are far less injured, ;and the yield is increased thirty per cent; ' V: According, to recently published statistics in Mining Science, Charles N. Gould professor of geology at the State " University, estimates the amount of gypsum in the three re gions of Oklahoma examinedv as fol lows: Main line of gypsum hills, sec ond line of gypsum hills and the Greer' County region, at 125,800,000,-, 000 tons. Experiments have recently - been made with an inflammable paste on bullets. When the bullet leaves the muzzhv the paste ignites, leaving a stream of smoke behind it, and enab ling the marksman to watch its course andt . if Jiecessary, correct his aim for the next shot. i ' ' An l3gf ptian. m,ining centre prob ably worked as early as 2 500. B. C. was invthe Eastern- desert, between the Red Sea and the Nile, -The lately discovered remains described by C. J. Alford include-small, Irregular stone huts,, j arranged in groups., of two . or three to towns large enough for 1000 men The! ancient workings are bur ietf -itf sand. The. only, vestiges of mining appliances are elliptical rub bing stones for coarse crushing and quartz mills for reducing the rock; to fine powder, ready for washing out the goldih. . Giving evidence before the Coast Erosion Commission, Dr. Otto Stapf described the reclamation work per formed - by Spartina grasses, which, he said, spread by underground shoots and seed which was dispersed by tides and currents, and presuma bly by water birds. Certain forms established themselves easily, and the roots and bases of the dense clumps effectively fixed the mud, and where they occurred , in dense patches they formed a protecting belt for the shore or bank behind them. . , Washington Monument's Cap. The first practical use ever made of aluminium was In fitting a cap on the pealr of Washington Monument in 1884. Although aluminium' was dis covered in 1827 by Professor Wohler, of Gottihgen 'University., Germany, at that? time it .was practically an ' un known metal; the ; cost , and difficulty ot its production, having prevented its development" nntil the . general use of electricity :made it easy and 'econom ical. The cap on the top of the mon ument is "a. square pyramid in shape, weighing 100 " ounces, and is 8.9 inches in height and 5.6 inches in width at , the base. General George W. Davis was in immediate charge of the completion of the monument un der General Casey and has the dis tinction of being the first man to handle aluminium in a practical way. Until that time it had been used for toys, for "freak" purposes, and small samples had been utilized in making models for the Patent Office. Boston Globe ' . V . : -: Concerning Columbus. Several of the ancient cities of Italy lay claim to the honor of being the birthplace of Columbus, and each has been able to advance plausible reasons in sunnort of its claim. . Ge- hoaj however, seems to be ahead of all competitors. There has recently been discovered a decree of the dean of Genoa, dated 1461, appointing Do minic Colombo, the father of Christo pher, custodian of the Oglvella tower. It was in October of this year that the discoverer of America war born. Ami Ml 1 GlOO UP TAKEN. , . FOR BUTTER AND CHEESE. r Makers of butter and cheese hava found large advantage in using bac teria cultures as starters in their work. These are commercial starters on the market, but a recent bulletin of the Michigan station tells how every one may make their, own start ers, and they are inexpensive. The bulletin says: . ' "Some of the commercial starter usually employed isput into sterilized whole milk and allowed to develop there for twenity-ifour hours at a fa vorable temperature. For ease In manipulation rt the milk is sterilized in a quart bottle plugged with cot-: ton.,. On the second day a portion of this" milk is transferred to another bottle of sterile milk to , continue the growth of the..organisms,. and the re mainder is poured into a can of re cently pasteurized skim milk. The latter, is again kept for twenty-four hours at a temperature favorable to the growth of the organisms, and is then used as a starter for sweet, cream. At the same time; a portion of -the second battle : of innoculated ' ftterile milk in which the organisms . have been! growing for' twenty-four hours is transferred to a third bottle of sterile milk, and the remainder of the second botSe of inoculated. another1 can of pasteurized skim milik for the use ...as a starter on the follow ing day. It is claimed that this meth od of .growing bacteria, if properly handled, will maintain a culture that . will give uniform results for an indefi nite period. ; ' V . ; - TThe starter can be kept for a much. longer period, thus saving one-half or more of the cost of pure cultures. '"The milk is always ready for inocu lation and the mother starter can be transferred each day when in the best condition and kept vigorous. "In case a starter is not needed every jday the another starter can be carried along conveniently without trouble of siterilizing milk. "Atter a thorough trial we have adopted the method for our dally use. We find it no great task to sterilize the bottles of milk once or twice a month, and the little, extra labor thus occasioned is more than offset toy the convenience and sureness of the meth od." V HORSSS FOR JaiJSMERg' GROW. As a rule there may be some ex ceptions but as a rule the profitable- horses to grow on the farm are the big drafters. The Drovers' Journal say s3 that draft horses bred now are of greater weight than they were a decade ago, as the trend of demand is for horses of weight to move pon derous loads at a moderate pace. A 1400-pound horse is hardly large enough for an expresser, while the industrial draft horse weighs 1600 pounds' 'to' iipward of a ton. A pair o! extreme weight drafters will haul a load of six to eight tons and are mare economical of maintenance than two pairs of lighter horses that would be required to perform the same work. The general farmer wants a horse of docile disposition, adapted . to work on the farm and easily marketed at a good, price. With so many heavy agricultural machines on the farm the draft horse can be utilized to bet ter advantage in general . field work than can any. other class. Draft horses are free sellers at s"ood prices from weanlings to mature classes. Their superb qualities have been acquired by centuries of meth odical selection and breeding and they have achieved a permanent place in the commerce of nations. Prices may fluctuate with the times, but good draft horses will always return the farmer a reasonable profit on t-he cost of production- Flower Better Than FJy Paper. Mignonette a substitute for fly pa per! Surely, of any remedy for any bad condition that announcement has a, delightful sound, says the New York Press. A woman living in the coun try asserts that in a room where pots of mignonette are 6et fltes will not linger. "Instead of placing those annoying sticky r sheets of paper about the room," says an experienced woman, "or undergoing exhausting ex ercise of driving the pests out oi the place through windows, the bless ed plant just seems to blow them out on a wave of what you and I " .Buffalo IYYUU1U. vm "-o News.