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HH HUHLINGTON FKEB PflKSS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, FEBRrAHY 24, 1910.
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"Oh, yc the .street car strike'"' add
t-d Dupuy. Now ho begun to roinuui
!.vr lie 'jck'IM tu remember tin pari
he, us tli t'oiis-jllilnteil Tract inn com
jinny's; f..MU.cl. played In that win
between iMpitnl ami labor, and- some
where In It nil he roallml that a fuct
KomothliiK like the cue before liini hail
emtio to nis knowledge; :i!fi the naim
"Nok'.ir lr.d a familiar ilny. Nolan
Nolan:" he lopeated to himself. No
it was "Dulati." he reiis'tned hlintelt
that bail been the nr.nie of tin- man
lie had crushed and driven from th
l.':i of men. Te.". that wax It. "Do
Inn," till Ihiti man w:-.f a broken down
and outer when
l;iiniylast heard
or him.
Nolan saw that
Dnpuy wax lion
pltneil. a ti d he
laughed as h"
-aid.
"Yen, It whs
lb'. street car
strike, and .von
ami .IndBu Uar-
tel tM V Iwi t TVnn II
At"- you sent .ferry
vvK contempt, and
"TSJ-k.' . !hiit hv
'flMW stl'"(' i,f,l'r it,(l
'lcfp; been won."
cerous Rctttttor.
Jerry ItnUin. Vic age W!ls Dohin." pro
tittnr. noun"cd Dupuy.
directing an In
terested Klanco at the new owner.
Nolan drew a deep breath and,
cllnchinj,' his lists at his sides, replied
to Ida arch foe of twelve years before:
"He'll be a more dangerous agitator
from now on. I'm Jerry IMnn!"
CHAPTER. IV.
EG
InF declaration of the new
owner of the Advance that
lie was no less a pcrsonace
than the blacklist victim of
years back created the sensation that
would a cannon shot In the dreamy
solitude of the sylvan dells of Arcady.
Dupuy foil back as though struck by
g violent blow. And. indeed, he and his
Interests would have every reason to
believe, he now know full well, that
they had in nil truth a now enemy to
combat, an enemy Hint would cost
them dearly if ho were to bo van
quished. "You you are Jerry Dolan, and you
own the Advance:" the lawyer cried
chokingly. "What are we coming to
next?" ho finally managed to say after
ft desperate effort to calm himself.
Jerry Nolan, for none other than the
old time strike leader it was. enriched
by bis mining operations in the rock
ribbed Nevada hills, thrilled with the
realization that he was now In a posi
tion to strike terror into the hearts
and souls of those who had attempted
to destroy him and his loved ones. lie
know that lie had in his power the
men who had almost succeeded in their
designs against him twelve years bo
fore. McHenry. at first even more puzzled
than Dnpny and who was bending for
ward, with an expression of deepest
interest and concern implanted on hit
features, began to understand the sit
uation more clearly when ho heard his
new employer say hi a voice that pul
sated with determination:
'Yes, Ed Dupuy, I am Jerry Dolan,
nnd I am back in the old town to pay
my respects to my friends and and"--his
voice shock "to ray enemies."
The wholo truth now dawned upon
tho naiazed McHenry and also upon
Dupuy, who had been dealing with
men long enough to know that his
only successful pose at the present
momentous time would bo a concilia
tory one. He munt at nil hazards
smooth over this dangerous factor in
the city's affairs, the returned Jerry
Dolan, ind persuade him that he was
.now his friend.
'Well, well," Dupuy bt-ssa Ingrati
atingly, simulating a sickly smile,
"this is a most interesting meeting
mope interesting, indeed." Ho laughed
as loudly an tho nervously contracting
muscles of Ills throat would permit.
"But It is time now to let bygones be
bygones, ch, lfr.nr ah" He ngnin
thrust forward the hand that the
cewspanor proprietor had refused to
crasp.
"Nolan." answered the newcomer in
hi deep, strong voice, "N-o-l n-n, with
mi 'N" and not a 'D' on the front end
of It. That's my name now. I had to
change it." Mo stoppd abruptly and
igain directed his dark eyes uienao
higly on the face of the man opposite
Mm. After afuw moments he contin
j.d: "You see, Ed Dupuy, I wrb
laeklisted as Dolan. likely you'll
emenibcr that too.'!-
Nolan reached out and, seizing Du
puy'a hand, held It firmly. McHenry.
it ono side, witnessed with :i distinct
ihoek what ho understood 33 Nolan's
raddon resolve lo, as Dupuy had sug
gested, let "hygoncB bo bygones," elso
Why should he shake liand.i with tho
man? Dupuy also felt n thrill of pleas
ure, even of triumph, as the one time
jlialrraan of Hip Street Railway Work
K3' anion warmly shook his hand.
Dupuy smiled nnd, bowing pleasantly,
fssayed to withdraw Ida hand from
K'olun'H srlp nnd step away. 3ut his
rau turned to a wrinkled contraction
Df hi facial muscles, Indicating
tcutost pain. Tho giant hand of the
te-strlker, cs-mlner, was closing with
imshlng force around tlio lawyer lob
bjrlst'D fingers and knuckle- It did
la
OURTH
Novelized by
FREDERICK
R. TOOMBS
From the Great Play
of the Same Name
by Joseph Medill
Patterson and Har
riet Ford. & fl?
CO?VRGHT. 139f. IW JOSEPH
MF.DII.L PATTEH50N AND
HAHRirr roRa.
not cease to crush. ry a a Dupuy
might to wrest his hand freo. At the
moment when he felt that he must
scream in his pain or else crlnglngly
plead for mercy Nolan'a grip partially
relaxed, and be swung Dupuy to one ;
Hide. A grim smile made lis way Into
the furrows, won by suiTerlm? and prl-
Vatlon in tho Nevada iniulns camps
i;id desolate gold regions, that mark
'd NoI:i'm visage.
"You ee, I'm stronger than you now,
Ed Dupuy, Just as you was stronger i
than tue twelve ye.irs ago yon and
I'.artelmy between you." A great sigh
escaped him as hu tllilshed.
Dupuy. now having freed his hand,
rubbed it smartly with tho other to
restore the circulation to the flattened
veins. He wheeled away to pick up
lily overcoat.
Nolan now addressed Mc-nenry, ho
hud seated himself at his desU.
"You're the managing editor?"
"Yes, sir." :
"Well, 1 just want to tell you that
that was a true article you had about '
that old hypocrite. Judge Bartelmy. !
this morning." he stated to McHenry.
"Have another himorrow and strong'
er." Another Idea came to him. and'
he added. "Who was It got up that !
ono today?" ,
Dupuy felt that he must come to Mc
Henry's rescue. j
"A young man who has since resign-!
ed," he interjected for the managing '
editor. Both McHenry and Dupuy'
were crowing uneasy at the trend of j
Nolan's thoughts and words. A ,
glimpse Into tt- crantums of themj
both at this moment would have re
vealed the same thought to be pre
dominating: "What Is he driving atV" j
Nolan nppeared distinctly surpvlsedi
at two things first, that the writer of I
the story had resigned; second, that!
Dupuy should be so familiar with the
matter. He took a step toward the
latter.
"Heslgned?" he asked in reverberat
ing tones. "How do you know'-" Be
fore Dupuy could answer Nolan wheel
ed on McHenry. "Is it so, what Dupuy
says?" he asked of the managing ed
itor. "Yes. sir." . 4 ,s
"Whnl's his name?" 'WiVv
"Wheeler Brand."
"What did he resign for?"
"Some of the big advertisers forced
him to," admitted McHenry calmly. 1
A look of understanding tlltted ,
across Nolan's face. He shifted his
glance from McHenry to Dupuy. Then,
with a significant smile, be said: !
"1 see you are still on the Job. Ed
Dupuy."
"Well, It's business" began the lob
byist defiantly. But Nolan would not
listen to bitn. Thoughts vastly more
important than conjecture as to Du-
puy's motives now crowded his brain.
"Where is Brand now?" he asked
sternly of McHenry.
"I think he is in the local room now, ,
sir," pointing to thp door at his left. '
I The new proprietor strode Impulsive-,
, ly to the doorway and called at the,
top pitch of bin powerful voice: t
"Wheeler Brand: Wheeler Brand'"
As he had hurried from tho manag
ing editor's room after his dismissal
from the Advance Wheeler Brand
(itmggled valiantly against a wave of
discouragement that assailed him nnd ,
for a moment or two threatened to
overwhelm. "Discharged for 'beating'
the town on tho story of the year." he
muttered. "Well. I'll try to get on
across tho street." be concluded,
"across the street" meaning the Guard
ian, the bitter rival of the Advance, i
He went to ono of the long oak table?
In the city room, where he seated
hlmnelf next tu Higgltis. tho leading
police reporter of tho paper, and be
gan nervously to finish the story of a
now bank merger on which ho had 1
been working when summoned by Mc-1
Henry. When he finished be laid tho
pages of copy on the city editor's desk. '
He dragged a chair to a window, sat I
down und gazed moodily down nt tho
crowds of people hurrying along tho
itreet below.
It was not his dismissal from the
staff which chiefly concerned him. Ho
was certain of obtaining another posi
tion. In fact, bis reputation along 1
Newspaper row was such, and ho
felt Justifiable pride nt the thought,
that ho would be at wovk within twen
ty minutes after leaving the Advance
efllco if he ao desired. But what did
t'ceupy bin mind to the exclusion of al
most everything else was tho consid
eration of what view ;udlth Bartelmy
would take when she heard the news !
of his dismissal. She had warned him
that In? was sacrificing his futurn in '
his attacks ou the powers that be.
Undoubtedly now she would be con
vinced, as some of his friends had al
ready endeavored to convince lier,
that, nfter all, be was a fanatic, an
impractical dreamer, who could not
accomplish his ambition to rL'tit what
ho believed to bo great wrongs, who
could not, moreover, escape summary
dismissal from his paper. But he
must go on. He would go on. He
would go that very night to a news
paper that would not suppress uor
qualify tho truth, one that would not
distort facts nor misrepresent a sit
uation lo order to deceive tue public,
to whlcA It was Its duty to Rive the
truth. Yes, and be would show the
big thieves of tbt city that even if
they nmnaged to remain superior to
the law at least they could uot remain
superior to public opinion. The time
ESTATE
bad come when
j "Wheeler Brand! Wheeler Brand!"
I The voice of Nolan came to his curs
above the ticking of the telegraph in
struments mid the clicking of type
; writer keys. Brand stnrted from his
f seat. Ho did not recognise the volco,
nor did any one el.ie In the smoky city
room, as curlouu upraised faces around
him testified. It earn: from the man
asiiis editor's room, however, so be
hastened to ispnml. wondering what
I It co-.ild I'.ie.ui.
Brand entered McFIonry's otllceaud
faced the three men. hi surprise In
creasing as be saw from the attitudes
uf McHenry nnd Dupuy that a huge,
rawboned, bnured faced stranger ap
parently dominated the situation.
"Ycr,?" said Brand inquiringly to
, tiie stranger, whom he placed as Mm
owner of the voice. bec:iue he knew
It had not been McUenr.v's or Du
puy's. i "I am Nolan, the new owner." greet
I ed the stranger.
Brand stepped forward and offered
his hand, which Nolan grasped
"How do you do. Mr. Nolan?" the
reporter greeted him, endeavoring to
figure Just what the mysterious pro
ceeding portended.
Nolan went straight to the point
"So you've been fired for that Bar
telmy article, have you?" be asked.
"Yes. sir."
Nolan turned nnd shot a triumphant
glare at McHenry and Dupuy. Then
"From note oti you ill licrc."
he caused the blood to rush almost
bllndlngly into the bead of the young
reporter when be swung around,
grasped Brand's arm. drew him over
to tiie managing editor's chair, beside
which that ufficl.il was standing, and
said. "Well. I've got another Job for
you." Nolan put both hands on
Brand's shoulders and by main
strength forced him down heavily Into
the chair. "From now on you sit
here," he announced. "You're manag
ing editor now."
CHAPTER V.
YEAR passed slneo the event
ful night for Wheeler Brand
when Nolan made him man
aging editor of the Advance.
Iu those months Brand made a showing
with the paper that was never droit til
ed of by the owners preceding as being
within the range of possibility. Made
absolute master of the paper and con
sequently dictator of Its policy, tho
youug man set a paco that tho paper's
rivals found difficult to equal, much
less to outstrip. His exposure of tho
Hcandals In the exclusive world of
high life insurance finance hns thus
far proved the most vital reform of
Ms administration. Asa result of this
crusade, which drove a half dozen
leading ofiiclals from almost as many
lonipanles. the president of the United
States tated publicly that "the vast
ife lusurauco business of this country
:a now on the soundest firmnclnl basis
It has over had."
But Whoeler Brand lu the press of
stirring events had not forgotten Judge
Bartelmy. In fact, certain activities of
that estimable Individual vtero just
oow under close scrutiny by tho one
time reporter, who, if hu could bo pre
vailed on to ttpeak concerning It,
might possibly observe mat the Judge
wus very soon to have an opportunity
to make n few explanations which
would be received with undoubted in.
terest by the public. The young edi
tor's suit for the hand of Judith Bar
telmy might be said, since wo are
dealing with a Judge's nmlly. to be In
statu quo. She was still waiting for
him "to become sane." as blio find ex
pressed herself to blin. A girl of lofty
principles and of decided strength of
character, she could not see his duty
from his viewpoint. Perhaps It was
all quite natural, quite womanly, quite
daughterly, that a lie should subscribe
absolutely to her futber's side In tho
nionienlous case ot "JUD1' BAR
TELJIY VEUSIJK THE I'KOI'LE.
WHEELER BRAND AND THE AD
VANCE." She was loynl to her father, nnd sbe
was trying to be loyal to her lover,
and the task was becoming inr' nni
more dllllenlt. Yet she waited, and
Wheeler Brand waited, and each pray
ed that the other would end the ordeal
and heal two breaking hcarK
Today we tlnd Wheeler Brand pro
ceeding toward the luxurious Nolan
home on a fashionable residential thor
oughfare to visit the proprietor of the
paper to hand him n statement ot tho
Advance's progress, to discuss mat
tors of editorial policy and to confer
regarding a certain development con
cerning Judge Bartelmy.
At tho Nolan home u reception bad
been announced, hundreds of Invita
tions sent out. but the responses did
not encourage Mrs. Nolan In her so
clal iisplrsiiloiiij. Society passed her
by. That was the whole story In
brief. Sodety, us usual, was ever so
much pleased u-lth Itself and was too
busy to Include Mrs. Nolan. Phyllis
and Sylvester In Its dlveir.lous. The
husband and father cured very little
for society, had no time lor It. but ho
fondly loved the courageous, warm
hearted woman who had uncomplain
ingly shared with hltn the onerous
hardships of his early days, and It was
his desire to gratify her ambitions as
well as thoe.nf hl. daughter. The
fortune ho had packed from Nevada's
flinty bosom enabled him to bo gener
ous, and he mulled approvingly on ev
ery new extra vag.mi e of Mrs. Michael
Nolan. Therefore If she was socially
ambitious nliu must have her way and
be allowed to carry on her campaign
for recognition In whatever fashion Khe
chose. Certainly the home be had es
tablished wa-.t a IHtlng vantage ground
from which to wage a war of dollars
against the precipitous embatt lemeiits
with which the clty'it Knur Hundred
had encircled lis camp. Palatial lu
sl.e. the Nolan residence was equally
palatial In Its furnWhlnpi. and only
the magic word from the magic Hps
of a single member ot the magic realm
of "the aristocracy" was necessary to
send monogramtned coaches In long
Hues to the Nolan doors, to fill the cost- j
ly rooms with distinguished faces, to
till to overflowing with happiness the
yearning heart of Mrs. Michael Nolan.
But the word bad uot yet been spo
ken. It was now late In the afternoon
at the Nolan home. Phyllis walked
across tho drawing room, irritation
plainly marking her pretty pink and
white face. The music of a string
orchestra stationed In the conserva
tory ceased. She addressed u servant
who stood at attention at u door at the
right which led to the dining room.
"Pitcher," she said dlscotiragedly. "I
don't think any ono else will come, so
tell the musicians they can go."
"Yes. Mls Phyllis."
At this point Mrs. Nolan came storm
ing In. carrying a huge bunch of hot
house grapes In her hand.
"Pitcher. I noticed those caterer men
are drinking all the champagne, and 1
want It stopped." she ordered loudly.
Pitcher bowed and went out.
"It our guests won't coiue here to
drink it. at least we will drink It our
selves," Mrs. Nolan announced to I'hyl
lq "Well, we have done It sent
out -too curds, and who's been here
that anybody wants to see? This Is
the second lime we've gone to all this
trouble rnd expense for untiling and
nobody, .-slid if you'll take my advice it
will be the last."
"Mamma. Pitcher will hear." the girl
protested.
The mother bit a grape 'from the
buueh. She deposited the skin and
stouos In n Sevres vas'- on the marble
mantel.
(TO BE CONTINVED.)
tiii: Miirni hoi,ix. iii:ais.
SAM'i:.
(Trem the New York Sun.)
Spilnif stir.-) In Tarheella. The too
lonrc frozen liorom of the Mecklenburg
school of poetH warm' nml b.'nts aaln.
Wo wlio liiue lionmed ami hived so Ioiir
that cluiy of a Kl(irloiH State, who spoke
too bitter "words, perhaps, seolriB our
fonJcft hopes ilwny, we hnil :nd bless
the i Iren an! lejrnant Muse. Ilenep
fortU Hiuh Point 1 tn 1" as renowned
1 . r feet a Mu lias been for furniture:
"I seen the moon cltir.i up the sky.
And at Vi o'clock he waa so hl?h:
1 walked by Sadie, who In my arm
Hy my ride we talked so warm.
"The wlrd lie did not blow,
Iu nature all did sweetly How,
The birds they lid sleep i-0 svet,
As I Old wall: '.-y fc'adli's feet.
"Oh, Mean ho nl", my Sad 1 9 dear,
Wh wull: alo-.iy, now do not fear;
".Vet y; t-rd: In tue tone of love,
ji do the srjuab to their dove "
By the siilf of tt.tr Idyl of loe and
moonshln!', ro tender, so simple, bo full
v.-n date to pu: the successful realism
of a poem, "The ll.mkey Is Dead," con
tributed to the f'hnrlotte Mews and Ob
server the Kirliop Percy und Francis
James Child of North Carolina, Thero
Is room here for but three stnnzaH, yet
they tun ciioush to show the clear, firm
outline, the masterly nnjeetlvniiem, the
beaim crr.Klni: hrlabt to which tho
humble subject r. raised:
''Tho donkey Is dead!' came over
the phono
On a clear, cold mornlns like the
frbrld zone.
'The donkey Is dead,' with sorrow
bo It Mild,
And she dlrd it Is title, of br-lns
overfed
"All day Ions she stood In lior
stall
With nothing to do. with nothing
to haul,
Ah the boys parsed by In playful
mood
They would loss her bits of extra
food,
"So aflrr many days It eimo to
pass
That for loo much corn and too
little, (,-rass
Shu finally lost tho power ot lo
comotion In spite of hard rubbing and every
kind of lotion."
In Theocritus, In William Harnes of
Dorsetshire, even In Clenentl Sambo How
lea uf A km wn in, urn there many Ftich
touches of natuie or of art?
Something that you ought to be wear
ing by tomorrow Is probably advertised
in today's paper.
FARMERS' BUSIEST DAY
Moving Pictures Show Methods
of Farmer Scientists.
Dnlrr Reboot nnuqae Sim Cott
Tratlnir Axnoflatlon Formed Me
lon S. Stone nnd AurlouHtirnl
f.xprrtn Sneak lu Evrnln.
Thursday was onco fthe most Inter
esting days of farmers' week. Beside
tho rerutar schedule of lectures, ad
dresses nnd demonstrations, mornlnn, aft
ernoon mid evenlnK. plans for a State
cow testing organization wero con
sidered and tho first annual ban
quet of tho Vermont Dairy fichool
Alumni association wns given nt
C'omons Hall.
Three distinct sets of lecttirei and dem
onstrations were Klvrn Thursday tnorn
Inr; nnd afternoon under the tteneral
heads of dalrylnff, horticulture nnd for
estry. The dairying (.cries consisted of
the following lectures: "D-ilry Farm
Management" by ii. 11. Dodge, "Breeding
Knrm Animals'' by Jrof. J. W. Sanborn,
"Milk l!cterla" by Prof. II. A. Krtnn.
"What Shall I Do with tho Cow I've
Clot?" by Prof. H. M. Washburn.
Dairying.
In the afternoon P. W. WlBgln deliv
ered an address at two o'clock the sub
Jact of which was "Poe.i It Pay to Test
One's Ooms?" Of the two demonstra
tions which wer scheduled at three
o'clock only one was (riven, "Judirlng
Dairy Cows." The Ayrshire wer
.ludtjed by C. M. Wlnslow, the Guernseys
by Dr. V. A. Rich and tho Jersey by
Prof. R. M. Wiishburn.
Tho addresses of Messrs Dodca and
WlgKln nra given below In abstract.
JIB, DODGK.
A New England dairy farms are less
profitable than they should be mainly:
1. Because of grass land mlmflnage
mont, insufficient crop rotation, and
ubiise of permanent meadows and pas
ture'), 2. Because manure Is unlntelllsently
used.
B. nepresentattve Now England dairy
men have corrected these faults.
A successful Vermont cropping system
comprises:
1. The short rotating of all available
corn land thus: 1-4 to 1-3 In corn (silage
and grain): (h) 1- to 1-3 In small frraln
(hay nnd grain): (c) residue clover or clo
vet mixed hay.
?. Care of permanent hay land by:
(a) Frequent light top dressing with
manure.
(b) Addition of light clover seedlnp to
sod.
(c) Occasional replowlng and reseedlng
when possible, preferably In midsummer
without hny crop loss.
S. Care of permanent pasture by:
(a) Occasional top dressing (manure
or chemicals)
(b) Avoiding over grazing and too
early spring grating.
1. IJght usage of manuro (10 or 1!
spreader loads per acre) thus making:
possible:
(a) T-arger usage thereof by crop and
lessened wastepe,
(h) The manuring of a larger area an
nually. (c) A shorter rotation, the manure be
ing supplemented by clover sod on which
to rnlsn corn.
f These methods result in:
1. More dairy roughage per a"re.
2. More protein raised at home (early
cut hay. clove-- hay, additional homo
grown concentrate:,) and hence:
?,. I-ess expenditure for purchased
uniins; n profit on raising as well as on
feeding grain.
4. A more even distribution of labor
throughout the year Instead of more help
1 i"sh in haying.
MR. WIGGIN.
Reasons. It Is the only way to detect
the Star Hoarder. A cow In Vermont
cannot he profitably kept If she produces
less than Vfi lbs. of butter fat. The
dairy cows of the Pnlted States average
only H2 lbs. per year. How many like
this In your herd? It enables a man to
got two lbs. of cream where he got one
before. To get two cow Into the hlda
of one; lightens labor; lessens feed bills;
Increases profits. It snves valuable time
nnd feed because a man would certainly
be 11 perverse sinner who would care for
and feed an unprofitable cow. It eleva
tes dairying from the humdrum of milk
ing to the rank of a profession, a science,
a husinefs conducted on ssfe, conserva
tive t,uslne.-"s principles.
It prompts the better care of stock,
better feeding i i.-thods, better results,
hence greater profits. It !s the only
sure way to cull out th" robber and the
thief, Imprlon the man who steals, It
would le n money make to confiscate
and de.-'roy the cow which l permitted
to rob her owner ST. days tr. the year.
Testlpp picks her out. It enables vou
to discover If your separator is skimm
ing clean. It helps you to keep tabs,
mi tho creamery men') tests. It Increa
ses the value of every cow, helfor, and
calf you have, for sale ltt gratet
advantage ir.ny be that It gets men to
thinking nnd thinking along right lines.
PROOF FROM Ot'R HERD.
COW No. Butter fat Puttn fat Gain.
07. '. In lbs.
?. 2) MO 101
4 H3 (S mos.) JtS IV.
5 19b
Ml 2S7 5fi
10 170 tTo HV.
11 13 20$ J(M
31S 280 3
213
2tt
2G1
ann
26S
Ml
l
HX
11
,V1
3ir,
272
333
319
too
SM
a
2CS
IfiO ( nios) 27S
177 " " 811
Average per cow m 91.
" " 11100 X:
HORTICULTURE.
The horticulture series consisted of
"The Home Vegetable Garden" by Prof.
M, R. dimming, "Hot Bsli and Cold
Frames" by J, v. Wellington. "Home
Docoratlon" by 8. Hnrgreves and "Ham
Propagation" by Profeesor C'nmmlnga.
The last address of the aeilea follow In
abstract:
PLANT PROPAGATION,
in the multiplication of specie, there
U an expectation that offspring will re
semble parent Our expectations are aal
dtmi fully reallxed. Propagation by need
Is productive of much variation; varieties
of fruit almost never coma true; yarle
tl'h of flowers and aeeda will generally
do so. In view of the former fast, vege
tative propagation l adapted ith fruit.
There a to two mtthoda ot Belecttn
plants (or propagation work:
1. Indlscrlmlnato selection; 2. Dlstrim- I
Innte selection. Tho first Ii inoro com- j
mon: the latter mom Intelligent. In per
petuation by seeds the parental charac
teristics are noted; but In vegetntlvo mul
tiplication thero Is much negleot on this
point. Plants aro very variable In rela
tion to size, ciuallty, and productiveness..
It Is, therefore, assumed that parentage
determine value of offspring.
Some examples: 1, In potato selec
tion, take tubers from high yielding
hills, for hill not ttiher Is tho unit.
2. With tree fruits, take clons from
productive and good quality branches
or trees. .1. Among bush fruits, ylold,
finality, nnd season should bo basis
for selection. 4. With strawberries,
pedlgroo plants are much preferred.
Conclusion. Quality, productiveness,
size and color seem to bo trnnamlssl
blo. In propagation work It Is neces
sary to know tho performance record
of plants for several reasonr. Know
ing this wo may proceed with intelli
gence and profit.
FORESTRY.
Tho aeries of lectures on forestry
contnlned the following: "Vermont
Treei" by Htnte Forester A. T. Hawon
and Henry Hall, "Nursery Planting"
by Mr. Hall, "The Improvement of the
Forest nnd Wood Lot" nnd "Timber
Estimation." both by Mr. Howes. The
demnontintion In forest nnd nursory
management which was scheduled for
the afternoon was not given. The
principal address by Sir. Hawest was.
In brief, as follows:
THE IMPROVEMENT OF FOREST
AND WOOD LOT.
Thinning consists of removing a cettaln
number of treea from the woods for
the purpose of Improving the growth and1
character of remaining tiees and Is ono
of tho chief measures recommended by
tho foreater. Piunmg I tho removal of
branches and in forestry work Ik seldom
recommended. Trees are dependent upon
r.oll for minerals which are taken up In
the form of solutions. Supply of water Is
more apt to be short than nilnerala.
Some tiers as pine, can thrive on dryer
nnd sandier soils Ihnn others, sucli na
maple and beech, Best Indication of qual
ity of soil for tree growth as to mineral
nnd wnler content is height growth of
tree. Figures In Penn. show average
growth of while pine in R0 years, 6t feet
on best soil; 10 feet poorest soil; nnd fi
feet on medium soil. For forests of same
age thero cm be. more trees per ncre
on poor soil that on good soil, ns tres
are smaller So number of tree per acre
at any age nnd correct spacing of tree?
varies with species and. soil.
The minerals from the soil are com
bined with carbon from the atmo
sphere hy the action of sunlight on
chlorophyll of the leaves. Trees vary
in their demands for light. A tree In
open with unlimited supply of mois
ture and light will make faster diam
eter growth than tree in forest be
cnuse limbs extend to ground. The
log of this trpe will be very knotty
and much Inrger at base than top.
Tree grown In tho forest is obliged to
make good height' growth nt first In
order to gain light. The lower
branches are killed off by competi
tion, resulting In logs free from knots.
The wood material Is deposited In top
of tree making the log cylindrical
form. Mnln height growth Is made In
first part of tree's life. In fully stock
ed forests struggle for existence Is so
severe that many trees are killed. Not
only will one-half the trees be killed
out within thirty years, but remaining
trees have smaller development on ac
count of struggle than they would
have If properly thinned at right pe
riod. Light thinning should be made
whenever the wood to he removed has
a sale value. Poorest klndn of trees
nnd bad -pf.cmens nr.' taken out us- j
ually one-third to one-fourth of stand
ing wood. Frequent light thinnings
are preferablo to infrequent heavy
thinnings.
Pruning of live lhnbs of conifers
cannot be advised resulting black
knot Is worse than knot from live
limbs. If trees nre sufficiently close
when young natural pruning will take
place, In dense .stands of pine, spruce,
cedar dead limbs often persist on the
trunks and there can be no objection
to knocking these off with club, al
though little benefit from it. It Is
not profitable to prune hardwoods but
can be dono without damage to trees,
preferably In summer.
DAIRYMEN'S BANQUET.
At 6:30 about 2.1 former students of
the Vermont Dairy School gathered at
Commons hall for their annual meet
ing and banquet, B. D. White of tho
dnlry division of the United States de
partment of ngr'-ulture, Professor
Washburn and Dean Hills were guests
of the association, and ench made a
thort address, Each member said a
few words as to his. work s-lnco lie
hnd left tho school.
The Vermont Dairy School wns start
ed nt the University In 1SH and ses
sions have been held each winter sdnce,
barring the two or three years prior
to the erection of Morrill hall. Nearly
S00 students have enrolled.
THE EVENING SES.-'IO.V.
The evening session wns nnn of espu
cial interest, both be'caiibe of the char
acter of the addresses and because of
the fact that moving pictures were
used to Illustrate one of them. Pro
fessor Hills said thnt last night waa
the first time that moving pictures hnd
ever been used In New England for
purposes of agricultural Instruction.
The evening began at eight o'clock
with an address on agricultural schools
by D. J Crosby of the United Stntea
department of agriculture. Mason S.
Stone, State superintendent of educa
tion, followed with a brief talk and
then came B. D. White, also ef the
United States department of agricul
ture, with the moving pictures and a
running lecture on agricultural prne
ttces, Mr. Crosby snld, In part:
AGRICULTURAL SCHOOLS.
Instruction In ngrlrultura Is both
educational and vocational.
As an educatlonnl subject It Is now
taught lu nearly 400 nubile IiIjtI
iichools In 34 Statos an average of one
and one-hulf years In each school.
As a vocational subject It It taught
In about 60 agricultural high schools
or definitely secondary agricultural
courses In colleges,
Tho limited time given to agricul
ture In the public high schools, the
limited teaching force nnd equipment
In thoao achools and the consequent
uncertain tenure of tho subject are
making It Improbable that these
schoolb shall ever auccecd generally In
giving offoctlve instruction In the
practice of agriculture.
A real demand on tho pnrt of young
men for Instruction In the practice
and buslnens of ngrlculturo led to the
eitabllfhinent of tho Minnesota Agri
cultural school 21 years ago, and tho
auceess of this Bchool has led to the
eatabllahment of many other similar
choola alnce that time. Such schools
now Include thoao connected wtth ag
ricultural colleges, those established
In conjrreHienal or other large dis
trlcts, and county agricultural schools.
The functions of stparato agricultural
hcIiooIh In a public school
briefly humimtrlzed a-; ft how 3,
1. To rtlmulnto thu ,. n. ml Introduc
tion of ngricultuie into the oidlnnrv hlirh
schools nnd In n geiieriil wny to set tn
paco lor mm gn perimuience to sccon-
iinry education In agriculture.
2. To riii In the iirfnriiiiil.n r.r .
chcrs for rurnl schools
S. To sorvu Viicntlrinnl
fchoolr, between tho public elmntaM
schools nnd the agricultural college"
I. Ti serve ns fchools to whl'h boyj
who hnvo chosen to become farmers mns
el-ct to go for more thorough and efe
tlvo preparation for their llfo work th -,
tho ordinary public hluh school P,n
Rive.
E. To relieve tho ngtlcnltnrnl .n....
of much of the second ry h id shoi-
couryo worn tney imj now cmnelierf ia
do.
To serve the farming .mmunlHej
mora Intimately anl rvm,j.,thetc'v
than the agricultural colleges em do m ,
more effectively than the public 1,'yti
schools can do,
7. These schools should be so limited
In number as to serve relativity lariM
dht:!ctK10 to V, countUs. and shoiu.l
imvi) funds enough to maintain a rela
tively large faculty nnd an adequate
modirn iqnipment. Thev should . 1(t
sti Icily secondary and should make ra
pre tense of doing collegiate Hrn
SUPERINTENDENT STONE.
Mr. Stone said that imtur has decreed
Vennont to be a State -,f husbandr
Tho high schools of the State ought '1
Mipport agriculture. In their teaching Mr.
Stone mentioned some places In which
such teaching hns been tried with t 4
highest degree of success end bo ndo
( rated special srhooU of sgrctilturnl n
Ing mpnrate from the regular Y gi
schools, The elHclency of young rr,n a ,
women trained In such school w d
double the agricultural produ-i. c' tll
State.
THE MOVING PICTURES.
Several reel of pictures were sh wa
Mr. White giving running comment and
explanation meanwhile. The operation
of n successful dairy farm, the produc
tion of certified milk, farmers' ro-or,ern
the elevators, the raising of seed gralr
by a selective process and the sprang
of orchards were among the varied suo
Jecls of theilctures.
LaGrlppo pains that pervade ife en
tire system. LaGrlppo coughs tn.v acK
nnd strain, nre quickly cured b- 1 . ny't
Honey and Tar. Is mildly laxvlve
safe and certain In result.'. .' W
O'Sulllvan, 24 Church street.
the iiAT.i.Ain: or i.or;tvni).
There nro some things I ha. 1.1 '.
To keep my partner e'"or gay.
To neighbors every nlij' i
We go. a giiine of . i rd- nla
She's always bout d to - vnv,
I'm writing i.e-t-j nnd r"' r name;
Her every whim I m t -c- ,
Last night dr.n..d .no to a
dance.
I've eaten sii-r'-. ov-f-r -tew
T'.e Lai.-' Aid d d-d r..,t for pay,
At timer I've . fipi, J n pew
When id pr 1'. : '" sin away.
To concerts ieiw v "d tl-.tn we'd stray
And down the alslo we proudlj
prance!
These are the debts nil husbands pay
Last night she dragged me to
dan''e.
She says her pleasures nre but few
Not always can she get away.
Not always are her dresses new.
Nor may she every night display
Her latest gown decollete,
Ami so she will not mls ,1 change
She does not see I'm growing gray,
Last night she drugged mc to 1
dance.
L'ENVOL
Prince, If I yawn and sire to-',.,
And net llko one wu.i- 1 p o,
At 3 n. m. I hit the h: v.
Last night she dragg 1 me t a
dance.
More people are taklnc I-" Vy'n K Ii -y
Remedy every year. It is f t- In el o
most effective remedy for .1 1 1
nnd abldder tioublen that 1.1. di al i
enn deii'-e. Foley's Kidney Rimed'
rocts Irregularities, builds up t. 0 s
lem, and restores lost vllalltj. J.
O'Sulllvan, 24 Church street.
tiii: i.t'm: of the iiilv,
'Sixteen dollar.- fur a hen!"
Ard anv one can get li!
And slxttrn thousand In a year
Fmm chickens! don't forget it!
Keep 'em In your own back ynrd.
(I read It in a paper.
Send a dollar for the Ion!
And learn the latent 1 i;f )
Buy some chickens for a
Blondes, brunettes", rrd
And start right In lo pluck f
And gather In the sh' s.
i-kles
Juicy brollprs. fnt and rip '.
Like mushroom-. In a n 1 'i
Worth their solid weight in ckM,
Why. Pl-rpont Isn't in h
Sounds real true. 1 guc-s ' 's.
He says he up nnd done
And now he's going to let nie in
And show me how to run .t.
A tidy fortune, all In eggs,
And mighty hard to match It.
I wish I was Gootge Washington.
And maybe I could hnjch If
ChaMes Irvln Junklin In Judge.
HPITOJIIZEIl CONVERSATION.
ACT I.
The Infant 'tis who ppeaketh.
If speech it may be called;
And yet mine ear can only bear
Ono syllable that's bawled
"Wah-wah-wnh!"
ACT II.
He's grown. In childish troub'ea
He makes a grievous fuss,
And comfort seeks In treble shriek
In neci ins sounding thus
"Ma! ma ma!"
ACT III.
Now he'n a college student;
His Intellect Is grown
(As we suppose;. Ah, Heaven knows-
Ho yells In strident tons,
' Kah-mh-rah!"
ACT IV.
Now, after graduation,
He's grown n humorist
And nt tho Jokes he tells to folka
He laughs, himself oh, list
"Ila-lm-ha!"
ACT V.
Last net of all; drown nffed,
A cynic now Is he,
At all tho mil t U nnd tears of e&rtl-
Ho mutter:) savagely,
"Bah! Hah! Bah I"

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