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THE SPANISH FORK PRESS
Ellsha Warner Publisher
1 SPANISH FOKK UTAH
t MUST HAVE BEEN REAL JOKE
Judging by the Way Fate Seemed
Determined Mrs Dressler Should
Not Tell It
i Whats tho trouble nuked Dr
Touart of Harlem hospital as ho
Jumped down from an ambulance In
front of a tcncmant house
i Woman with a dislocated Jaw on
time second Hoar said policeman Han
ann and ho two hurried to tho apart
meat of Mrs Caroline Dressier who
possesses a senso of humor
Dr Tduart found Mrs Dressler sur
rounded by sympathetic friends who
were striving to put back In placo a
Jaw that obviously needed adjusting
i i Mrs Dressier was in great pain
I l Hero como away from there said
tho physician
Mrs DroSfllerH anxious friends fell
back abashed She was telling a
IF i John mid laughed explained ono
J i And then her jaw stuck added
another
And she cant toll the joke till her
t laws fixed added a third and then
Bllonco foil upon that room while I
t those who had spoken waited expect
I antly It was clear that that joko
would novor get out of the room alive
t Dr Touart worked steadily at the
Jaw for a few minutes then there was
a click and Mrs Dressier Was able to
+ work It I up and down and sideways
s with little effort
That seems to be all right she
Bald at length A relieved murmur
I wont through tho room then there
was silence as every ono leaned for
ward
Tho Joke said a voice from tho
roar Lot her toll tho Joke
ID it was such n funny Joko cried
Mrs Dressier You know Ho hn
You kuowIf
i Ilnw haw hawl 1 Hohoho interrupt
ed Mrs Dresslcrs friends Then Mrs
F Dressier suddenly endod tho concert
by giving a shriek of pain and falling
from liar chair
n n
Hero cried tho physician shut
upl Shos dislocated her Jaw again
4 Ho set it again and this tlmo in
sured safety by sundry yards of ban
loge which will keep tho Joko bot
+ tled up till Mrs Drossier gets out of
Harlem hospital Now York Times
Why a Cat Falls on Ito Feet
A scientist has constructed an Inge
nloua model to show why a cat In fall
Ing invariably alights on Its feet This
model roughly speaking consists of a
cardboard cylinder whoroln aro stuck
four rods to servo for legs together
with a tail devised on similar prlnci
pies Tho object of tho experiment
la to show that a felines peculiar fac
ulty depends on tho rotation of Its tall
with sufficient vigor
This faculty Is specially developed
by climbing and leaping animals such
aa members of tho cat tribe monkeys
squirrels rats and most lemurs As
already stated tho tall plays an 1m
portnut part in the turning process
According to tho Investigator all tree
Inhabiting monkeys havo long tails
and there is not tho slightest doubt
that those talla are of great aid to
all climbers in enabling thorn to turn
In tho air Tho tall also serves as a
ri balancer as evidenced in the case of
a squirrel which may be seen walking
along a tightly stretched wire or
string swinging its tail from side to
side much after tho manner of a tight
rope walker balancing himself with a
s t polo
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Prehistoric Man In Kent I
Some remains believed to be those
i
of prehistoric man have been found
t
during excavations at Coldrun Kent
on a floor of Iron standstono
They havo been submitted to two
I I exports G Payne F 8 A of nachos
tel and Mr Header of London who
has had many years of exploration
work of this character in connection
with the late Gen IlttHlvers Holt
4 experts wore much impressed with
tIle Importance of the discovery and
h
t the necessity of continuing the explor
t i atlon on a larger scale
The skulls and bones are to bo submitted
l
mitted to Dr A Keith of tho Royal
4 College of Surgeons who Is compiling
f a monograph on prehistoric man ID
i Great Britain London Dally Mall
t Changing Color
Members of the Physical society In
fix London were Interested at a recent
i 4 A meeting by an exhibition of Bpclmeus
of paint which change their color
+ i with variations of tho temperature
Ono of theso paints Is red at ordinary
IiI temperatures but turns black In a
r few seconds when warmed in front of
a a stove or otherwise heated to 206 de
s grees Fahrenheit
I iii Another paint is yellow until heat
s ed to a temperature of 113 degrees
t Fahrenheit when It becomes dark red
f 1 k 1 They are called boat indicating
paints but arc little moro than scion
title curiosities
i
i ij Running for Office
t lt jl I I think Ill send n ton of coal to
Ii I
r I every widow in the district How is
H that for a scheme Purty fair lint
q Ii ifif i what it tho other candidate sends coal
t 1 to them as aint widows as yet 7 They
f
1 control tho votes
1 f j I
1 Others to Come
r DlnguBS Old chap when was It I
borrowed the last 5 bill from you 7
x Shad boltI dont remember Ding
L E uss and I havo a profound conviction
anyhow that you havent borrowed the
last ono yet
I
WORK ON DRY FARM
Success of Any Business De
pends Greatly on Margin
of Profits
Careful Study of Situation nnton
Farmers In EemlArld Section
Shows That Those Who Plow
Deeply Reap Abundantly I
Uy E IU PARSONS Practical Farmer
Parker Colo
The success of any business depends
on tho margin ot profit the difference
between expenditure and returns Tho
same principle obtains In dry farm
Ing an In everything else
Many are losing regularly every
year from six to ten dollars an aero
on their plowing alono A careful
study of tho situation taking facts
and figures from a hundred or more
different farmers in every dry stato
In the Union shows that thoso who
plow ten or twelve inches reap as a
rulo almost double the crop that Is
reaped by those who plow only six
or seven inches Tho extra cost is
0110 moro horso or about one dol
or per acre the extra returns aro
sometimes as much as ten or moro
dollars per acre
Good plowing Is economical In
every sense of the word and no
amount of supplementary work wlfl
take Its placo A crop planted In
deep ground will stand moro drought
and mature with half the cultivation re
quired by a crop on shallow ground
Rolling or packing tho ground is an
operation that can often bo profit
ably avoided Tho rule to follow Is
to plow in the fall for spring grain
crops and in the spring for fall crops
This obviates packing for the ground
has apple tIme to become sottled
For corn and cane the soli should not
bo packed oxcopt In the seed row
Even for that purpose tho split wheel
la much bettor than the solid wheel
as it leaves u loose spaco in tho cen
ter of tho seed row for the shoots to
somo through In cultivating theso
crops deep cultivation is the moro
economical since the soil stays loose
for a longer period and does not
bake as easily as when tho mulch Is
shallow cutting tho surface roots at
tho beginning of tho season docs not
hurt tho corn but favors deep root
Ing Packing the surface stimu
lotes tho growth of a crop at tile
start encourages top growth at tho
expense of tho root and on tho dry
farm overgrowth at tho start is very
poor preparation for a drought at the
finish For these reasons rolling and
packing have been almost entirely
abandoned in tho agricultural com
munities of tho old world and Mr
Safray tells us tho same thing of the
dry regions of Hungary
There are however some looso
sandy soils which are tho better for
packing when planted Immediately
after plowing
I agree with Professor Jardlno that
it Is dangerous to pack clay loams
for fear of crusting and the experi
ence of our friends In Colorado New
Mexico and Texas amply confirm this
belief
Tho most vital point in the dry farm
operations Is tho economy of moist
ure Moisture means crops and gqod
crops mean profit Llttlo attention
Is paid to this by somo formers They
will plow a whole field before harrow
Ing This allows thousands of tons
of moisture to escape Into tho atmo
pphoro and loaves tho land dry and
full of clods for the raising of an In
different crop In planting corn on
tho level It makes no difference what
ever whether the rows run east and
west or north and south The sun
strikes the corn from above on level
land not from tho sides but on a
sidehill It makes all the difference
in tho world as far as moisture 10 I
concerned If the rows run up
and down the hill the cultivator
leaves furrows for the water to run
off on tho other hand where tho
rows run across the slope rough cul
tivation will often hold an inch ot
rain if it comes in 20 minutes
A northern slopo holds moisture
slightly longer than a southern ex
posure but this is somewhat compon
sated for by the fact that the south
ern slopes usually catch more snow
In winter
Much moisture is lost by not break
ing up tho surface of a field as soon
as a crop Is off a patch of 40 acreS
may evaporate as much as 200 tons
of water into thin air in one single
warm day This is like throwing
away gold
On the question of fallowing no
hard and fast rulo should be follow
ed the farmer should decide as to
whether to plant a crop or not ac
cording to tho actual amount of moist
uro in tho ground To discover how
much moisture tho soil contains Is a
very simple matter of welgyng dry
lag and weighing again
Except In orchard work It is poor
economy to save more than three feet
of moist soil containing as much as
It will ordinarily carry with a dry
subsoil underneath This amount of
moisture with careful handling will
raise a 1 crop In n fairly dry year
In order to thoroughly understand
the moisture question tho farmer
should Investigate It with n ground
auger at least with a pick and
shovel Ho will learn more in a few
months by BO doing than ho would
in years by following theories evolved
under different conditions on other
dry or humid farms especially such
experiments conducted In a state like
California where for six or moro
months it novor rains at all and yet
during the wet season I have seen it
pour for three weeks at a stretch
srar aa a
SUMMER FALLOWING VALUE
Conserves Moisture for Next Crop and
Readily S plies SoliD With
Needed Humus
It Is very Important how the work
of summer fallowing shall be done
The necessity for the fallow may de
pend on several contingencies It may
arise from the foul condition of the
land from the necessity that exists
for conserving moisture for the next
crop or for readily supplying soils
with humus where this has been too
much depleted This means that the
method to be followed will vary some
what with the object for which the
land is fallowed
Some take tho stand that it Is un
wlso to summerfallow Under some
conditions it is unwise Tell that to
ho grower of winter wheat westward
from the Missouri river In the Da
kotas and ho knows that to follow
such Instruction would in n great
measure prevent him from growing
winter wheat Tell that to the grower
of winter wheat in tho Dig Bend coun
try and around Walla Walla in Wash
Ington and ho will answer that ho can
not farm successfully In any other
way It is true nevertheless that the
absolutely bare fallow should be avoid
ed where tho necessity does not cer
thinly exist for it for tho reason first
that no crop Is secured from the land
for that season and second that It is
wasteful of tho elements of plant food
especially In a season of much rainfall
When tho summerfallow is resorted
to mainly for the purpose of destroy
Ing weeds in very many instances
this may be done about as well by I
growing a crop that will bo cultivated
aa for instance corn When fallow
Ing the land mainly for such a pur
pose the first plowing ought to be
dono before any of tho weeds mature
While the subsequent cultivation will
depend much on the kind or > kinds of
tue weeds to be fough it will usually
jo better not to plow again but to
work on the surface subsequently with
the harrow or with some form of cul
Jvator supplemented by the harrow
Tho plan of plowing the land but once
and then allowing It to lie untouched
till many weeds grow up again and
produce seed is simply vicious It
means a reseeding of the weeds which
the farmer has sot out avowedly to de
stroy
When tho object Is mainly to con
serve moisture to aid in growing the
crop that follows it is very Impor
tant that the land shall be plowed at
a season when moisture is most abun
dant because of the case with which
such plowing may bo done If tho
land thus plowed is loft lying as
turned by the plow it will soon lose
Its moisture down to the bottom of
the furrow slice It will also allow
tho escape of moisture in the subsoil
below in proportion to the time that
it Is thus allowed to Ho undisturbed
There are several ways of doing this
as by using a heavy roller or a disk
or a plank smoother ending In each
instance with a stroke of the harrow
It is greatly Important that this shall
bo dono at once as soon as the land
Is plowed The frequency of the bar
rowings that should follow must be
determined by the judgment of tho
farmer These should be frequent
enough to keep that dust mulch on
tho land In this way the double pur
pose is served of conserving the mois
ture and of keeping the land perfectly
clean II
When humus Is to be put into tho
soil quickly usually the plan that
sows winter rye In the autumn Is a
good one This may be burled before
coming into head Subsequently sur
face cultivation may follow or a sec
ond crop may bo grown on the land
for burial as buckwheat rape millet
or spring rye If only one crop Is
buried and if it has been sown the
previous autumn winter wheat may
appropriately bo put on such land but
t two green crops are buried in one
season sowing must be deferred un
der northwostern conditions until the
following spring
GENERAL FARM NOTES
Tho late cutting of alfalfa weakens
tho plants and lessens their vitality
Alfalfa raisers find It to their ad
vantage to have a few stands of bees
Do not wash the butter too much it
will remove some of the fine delicate
flavor
It will bo found good policy to re
pair leaking roofs while the weather
Is dry and warm
Some successful poultry raisers are
In tho habit of sowing crimson clover
in the pasture or run for their poultry
Under ordinary conditions clover
does not live to make a very satisfac
tory stand of clover to cut the second
year
One benefit which Is derived from
tho use of manure Is tho beneficial ef
fect which it has on tho useful soil
bacteria
With some attention apples will do
well on soil that Is generally consid
ered too light for the purposes of the
commercial orchardlst
Dy all means put a concrete floor
In tho hog house It is the most sat
isfactory most sanitary and most
permanent floor which can be used for i
thopurpose i
An untrimmed lamb Is a lowdresser
and every point on the percentage
card means 20 cents per cwt on the
cost of the dressed product
rime young apple trees on the hill
sides which are mulched with strawy
manure are making u good growth
this season and tho follago appeals
quite vigorous and green
Cob pipe corn is a native of Mis
souri having been produced through
years of selection In the vicinity of
Washington Missouri where a num
I her of pipe factories aro located
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AN HISTORIC TREE
MARKS THE SPOT WHERE LIN
COLN STOOD UNDER FIRE
Stands on a Section of the Rampart
Stevens Which U
of Old Fort
Now In the Suburbs of
Washington
A section of the ramparts of Fort
the suburbs of Washington
Stevens In Washing
ton Is well pre
served It was on
tho earth parapet
of Ibis fort that
y r President Lincoln
ii was exposed to a
fire of Confeder
ate musketry
while I 1 watching
J the progress of
tho engagement
between U n 10 n
troops and the soldiers of Gen Jubal
Early when that officer by gallant and
dashing tactics menaced Washington
from tho rear and came within a few
hours of capturing the capital of the
United States That was in the sum
mar nf 1RR1
That a part of Fort Stevens stands
Is not due to any organized effort to
preserve this historic landmark but is
due only to the fact that tho fort Is
not yet required for building sites
Washingtons suburbs have grown
northward to the fort and over lapped
It Most of the earthworks have been
leveled and a little unpaved street
runs through the middle of the fort
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Historic Locust Tree
One side of that street has been built
up with small frame houses The
north face of the fort which fronted
the southern troops has not been lev
eled nor has the broad deep ditch
the dry moatbeen filled
On the spot where Lincoln stood a
black locust tree has grown and on
the trunk of this tree has been nailed
a rude signboard on which that in
teresting fact Is inscribed In the pic
ture a man one of the dwellers in the
fort street Is seated and leans against
the tree Above him may be seen tho
sign board
The proposition that this fort site
be secured by the government and
preserved frequently has been broach
ed and a number of patriotic organi
zations have passed fitting resolutions
but tho matter always has ended In
thin air
Earlys dash in Washington was one
of the daring enterprises of the great
war The north was waiting Impa
tiently for Grant to take Richmond
The capture of Washington would
I have meant Increased foreign complications
cations for the United States It might
have meant recognition of the Con
federate states by the European pow
ers It would have been a sentimental
blow to the Union and would have
meant Irreparable loss Early after
the campaign said General Lee did
not > xpect me to be able to enter
Washington His order were merely
to threaten the city and when I SUK
Bested to him the Idea of capturing It I
he said it would be impossible Early
crossed the Potomac river at Shep
herdstown and on the 9th of July
fought the battle of the Monocacy de
feating the army of Gen Lew Wal
lace On the afternoon of July 10
Earlys army was at Rockville 18
miles west by north of Washington
In this place he threatened both
Washington and Baltimore There was
panic In both cities The First and
Second divisions of the Sixth army
corps had been ordered up from the
James river A part 6f the Nineteen
corps returning from New Orleans to
join Grants army arrived at Fort
Monroe and were ordered on to Wash
Ington without leaving their trans
ports Tho Twentyfifth New York
cavalry was the first of tho troops of
Grant to reach Washington
arriving
at Fort Stevens at midnight July 10
In tho meantime every man that conk
be utllled for the defense of the cap
tatl had been pressed into service Tho
hospitals In nail around Washington
were drawn on lor convalescent the
quartermasters department for em
ployees the executive departments
for
volunteers the National
Guard of
Ohio the District of Columbia militia
the Veteran Heseiu > s and the few
unassigned regular
totachments of In
Pantry and cavalry sailors the Wash
Ington firemen and police and
cltl
zens
Early marched from Hockvlllo
at
dawn July n and carao
upon port
Stevens In tho afternoon
ijno of
battle was formed skirmishers thrown
out and tho fighting
began
Earlys
arly5
5
men gained
nod ground but lato In the
day the Eleventh corps
arrived On
the next morning hopeless of
success
In the face of such superior
numbers
Early retraced his steps
PRAYED JUST TO KILL TIME
Blind Chaplain Implored to Keep at It
While the Lost Journal Was
Being Sought
There Is a good deal of quiet laugh
ter going on when two or three of the
members get together over u prayer
made by Rev Dr Couden when ho
was chaplain of the house Chaplain
Couden who is known as the blind
chaplain having been totally blind for
nearly half a century from bursting of
shells In the war Is a very special
pleader making an appeal to tho Most
High in a very personal manner In
this particular prayer ho was deploring
muckraking and told tho Lord nil
about It very effectively It recalled
to mind a prayer made by a chaplain
n good many years ago which was re
called by a member of the house who
stated he had actually forgotten who
node the prayer or who was speaker
at the time He only remembered the
incident Tho Journal clerk relates
the member rushed into the house
and up to the desk while the chaplain
was praying The chaplain stands
right beside the Journal clerk while ho
rays The clerk looked over the pa
tiers on his desk in a very hasty man
ner and then leaned over to the chap
lain slamming his papers about all the
time and said Keep on praying Wo
cant find the journal I
Mr Chaplain was so startled that
he faltered In his prayer but after a
moment ho seemed to grasp the situ
ation He bowed his head still lower
and continued tp pray Tho usual
I time devoted to prayer In the house is
atout one minute Members began to
shift uneasily on their feet to look at
their watches and Instead of bowing
their heads in reverence they looked
at the speaker pleadingly The speak
er evidently had been Informed of
the difficulty and realizing that the
business of the house could not pro
ceed without the Journal he was will
ing that the members get plenty of
prayer After ten minutes solid pray
ing tho preacher showed signs of get
ting nervous He know tho members
were getting restive and ho looked
down to one of tho clerks
Dont stop pleaded the clerk Wo
havent found It yet
The preacher did not stop until he
had been praying for 15 minutes at
tho end of which time tho Journal
clerk rushed Into the house bearing
the precious book under his arm
Amen sold the chaplain with a
sigh of relief and the speaker prompt
ly ordered the clerk to read the Jour
nal of tho preceding days business
WOMAN IS FORESTRY EXPERT
Miss Gerry Has the Distinction of Be
coming an Experimenter In
the Service
The distinction which has come to
Miss Gerry is one which it is said
might well be envied by forestry ex
perts the country over
She is to bo an experimenter to
whom Uncle Sam and his much
worked department for the conserva
tion of natural resources will look
seriously for aid In tho solution oi
one of the countrys problems Last
i c
j
Miss Gerry
year sho received the degree of A M
at nadcllffe for research work in pa
leobotany under Dr B C Jeffrey
head of the Harvard botanical depart
ment
menAnd
And now as the outcome of her
genius In tho investigation of trees
plants flowers and everything allied
with forest preservation work Miss
Gerry of Roxbury is to start out upon
a career of service for Undo Sam
which may eventually land her high
among the expert workers In tho de
partment of the interior
Her work In Wisconsin will all havo
In view tho ultimate conservation of
the countrys forests From the first
as an experimenter in the new labora
tory she will undertake tasks thqJ
shall help in this great and
much de
sired Issue
Now the Worm Turns
The worm has turned The other
day n man of family in Washing
ton proceeded to do things by way of
the courts against a latindrymnn This
man had sent his wash to the laundry
In a nice clean box Ho got his aunt
dry back in an old dilapidated box
which looked as though It might havo
served for such carrying purposes for
months Thero was not oven a piece
of paper between the supposedly clean
clothes which wore returned to him
and the soiled box The man Immedi
ately wanted to know why lie want
ed to know If he was supposed to wear
clothes sent home to him In a Boiled
box a 1 box boiled by some other mans
Rolled llnona man whom ho did not
know IIntl who might have had all
sorts of Ills In his family The quell
Ion was declared
pertinent by the
laundry inspector at the department
and the laundryman
will
have to un
6wer tb v why
asi
AraRfatlolsro
The Wretchedl
of Constipatioi
CaD quickly be overcome by 1
CARTERS LITTLE
LIVER PILLS i
Purely getable
act urely aDd i 9 > 1
Bendy on tha v J CARl
liver Cure f In
Biliousneu
IVI
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ache Pit
I Dizzi
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Ben and Indigestion They do toe c
Sm npill Small Do amaf
Genuine mUIbar Signati >
HOWARD Ea BURTON Asia
Specimen prlee Gold bluer
fifep S
Sharer Too cold
< ream Zinc or cPltrI
rolopea and lull price Hit unfoDi r
ntroi atu umpire work 6ollcld V
tl llotormn ft OarbanatA rjifiJT1
Tho false prophet has both
the profits
Dr riercea PelletR nnall onnrtos
take aa candy rcgulato and Inrlgoet
Unraud bow JJo notllrlpo
A careless philosopher says
never knows who his friends
ail ho hasnt any
If It had not been for his
and the tub ho lived In p
Diogenes would never have bee
of
Indefinite
I am positive this actress b
puffsWhich 1
Which onesnewspaper <
dressers 7
Indications
I might know this consent
longed to a baseball enthusla
Why
Because it has so many
plants
Experience Teaches
Sure and Ol tink It pay
honest afther all said P
troled thotphoneywelght bus
my grocery sthoro lasht rear
losht money by ut
How s07 Did you get ton
asked his friend
No Barr returned Pat
the mistake of flllln me wel
lead so that Ivory mon thot
mo for wan pound of sugar go
threeounccs to the pound
Weekly
He Came by It Honest
Lend mo your pencil Jobs
small boy handed It over an
continued to correct the eat
the class When she finished
fered n sudden lapse of net1
laid the pencil away in her t
she stood up to excuse the
encountered the scornful gatt
seat
nys eyes Rising in his
her with an accusing fore
uttered the single word Gri
Johnnys father writes for
magazine
DAME NATURE MINI
When the Food Is Not 5
When Nature gives her rt
something is wrong it Is I
with tho food Tho old W
ways faithful and ono shod
onco
Tp put off tho change Is l to
which may bo irreparable An
man says
For years I could not saw
breakfast I tried various
breakfast food but they were
starchy messes which gore
trcsslng headaches I drw
t
coffee too which appeared
but added tot
me at tho time
aches afterwards Toast sc
were no better for I fOund
constipating
very persuaded mel 10
A friend
1
starch
old coffee and too
Or
Postum and
foods and use
never melt
hIs Instead advice I shall I began using th
months ago f
The change they W
I noW ball
is wonderful WJ
mo
distressing sensation
of tho aDd I at
eating
stomach after 1
hoadachos I have gJJp
In weight and fool better ldell
11
make
GrapeNutfl dub aD
ow
nutritious
well as a dJ
that PoHtum is easel s1e i1
hover produces dyspepsia
Reason
Tliores a Sro e
book
Got tho little
Wcllvlllo In pkgs irdrr t
read tile abate Ua
river renl l Uao
frogs rime 1I o
one nllenr
aD
true
are genalne
liilercit

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