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I ,vv> f f r*n m■ *.<4 W —i* •-* W■w •* v. Am,- Ai* CH Ao r f r —--■ ■ ■ I' m\ •4. ■ r 11 *' "\Y ST. LOUIS. MISSISSIPPI Just now pennants are being wo* Mth pens. Mexico seems to be full of profee* aio&al revolutionists. China's revolution begins to ro eemr We its historic predecessors. A wire screen may yet have to be •reeled along the Mexican border. We fear the worst for the roeea that disport themselves at Medicine Hat Suggestion to baseball scrlbea: Why not predict a pennant winning team? Getting a kiss printed on a card !■ •bout as satisfactory as getting one by wire. The only way to live in security along the Mexican border Is to live in a cyclone cellar. New York is to have anew 80- atory building, but will still be fa* away from heaven. Uneasy lies the head that Is trying to figure some way to pay for friend wife's Easter hat. Printing kieses on cards may be all right, but it seems like a waste of the oountry’s natural resources. A woman fashion dictator tells us that men ought to wear corsets. Bvl demtly trying to reform mere man. In the glad springtime no team fin ishes last. In the fall season it 1* found that some team must do so. Luther Burbank says that cactus la bound to become popular as food. Many a man has become stuck on it. Thin men will be In fashion this year, according to the tailors, but fat men with fat bankrolls will be pass able Sixty per cent, of the world’s dia mond output is absorbed In this coun try. And this is true of other lux uries. . Hookworm victims in the south are being cured for $1.27 a head, but it costs more than that to cure the fish ing fever. If the weather man keeps up his batting streak it will be safe to take off one’s heavies In time to celebrate the Fourth of July. The deposed emperor of China gets $2,000,000 a year, thereby rendering it unnecessary for him to become an ap prentice in a laundry. inhabitants of Mars, we are told, have huge heads and spindle jegs. They do not differ materially from a good manj earth beings. ; a £t. ijouis scientist fo~ud nearly 6,000000 bacteria in a supposedly fresh egg An egg. it seems, is iano ueui uiii.ll it IB proven guilty. New York has “a dead line 0 that crooks must not cross, and every oth er town will soon need one in order to keep up with the procession. Butler is made directly from grass, says a scientist. Some that we are getting these days tastes as though it were made directly from excelsior. Horse flesh, according to a French savant, is the proper diet for tuber cular patients, but we suspect that he is merely indulging in a little hors© play. The hens and the baseball players are all optimistic at this season of the year. Wireless messages are now radio grams. But they will continue to coat Just as much. A New York woman died after a complexion treatment, but what the women want to know is whether the treatment really benefited her com plexion. That Americans keep their flats too warm is the complaint of another vis iting Briton, who thus secures the hearty approbation of the landlords and janitors. The ninth husband of an Oregon woman has filed a cross suit for di vorce, alleging that his wife already ought to be convihced now that wom an Is fickle-minded. A Judge in Philadelphia holds that a woman has a right to go through her husband’s pockets. We are led ho suspect that the judge la either unmarried or henpecked. One of the upllfters of the drama ia endeavoring to establish a theater where tea will be served between th acta. It is expected that no afcto* or actorette who is unable to make fudge will be permitted to defile tha stage by appearing upon it Seven kings were discovered In a poker game at Niagara Falls and th only result was the arrest of one man on the complaint of another and the fining of both for gambling. Wouldn’t that make a westerner laugh? A Pennsylvania man who died re cently left a large estate to his two daughters, with the provision that fthey are to forfeit it if they marry. Alas, what does leap year mean to them? / It is proposed in Boston to build an elevated railway along the route ta ken by Paul Revere when he madi ills well-known ride. When the road to completed the passengers may con ttolA themselves by remembering that ■Paul also held to a strap when he vode there BALANCING THE COW’S RATION Desirable to Furnish as Much Rough age as Possible Because It Is Cheapest Food. In making up a ration for cows It Is desirable to feed as much roughage as possible because it is usually the farmers’ cheapest feed. However, the capacity of the animal is limited, 4td we must be ruled by common sense. It is possible to balance a ration in protein, carbohydrate and fat with only coarse dry roughage which the cow would not be able to consume in large enough quantities to produce a reasonable amount of milk. It is easy to balance a ration of grain alone which Is also undesirable. The ration should be balanced in amount of roughage and grain as well as in protein, carbohydrate and fat- The amount of grain by weight should rarely equal the amount of dry rough age and should usually be less than one-half. This does not apply where such roughage as silage is fed, be cause silage contains more moisture and weighs heavier than other rough age. MILK STOOL IS CONVENIENT Handy Little Device in Any Dairy Barn Can Be Made by Using Short Piece of Timber. A handy stool may be made by sawing off a piece of 2x4 a foot and a ha’f in length and nailing to one end of this a piece of board 10x10. This A Convenient Stool. affords a good stool for milking or most any work a farmer can do sit ting down. RESTING PERIOD FOR A COW From Six to Eight Weeks Is Consid ered About Right for Good Dairy Animal, Says Hoard's. It Is considered better for a cow and her calf to give the cow a rest be tween her periods of lactation, says Hoard’s Dairyman. From six to eight weeks is considered about right for a good dairy cow r . It is not wise, how ever, to force a persistent milker dry. Care must be taken at this pe riod or there is danger of the udder l becoming caked and permanently in jured. With a cow that persists in giving | milk 12 months in the year it is well to decrease her ration and give her nothing b’t dry feed when she is nine and a half n cruhs along in her period of lactation —that is, if she has been bred to calve 12 months from the beginning of her period of lactation. Asa rule. It is not difficult to dry a cow off if proper attention is given at this period. IMPORTANCE OF THE BARREL Business Part of Dairy Cow Shdliid Be Well Rounded and Long—Legs Should Curve Out. The barrell is the business part of the cow, hence it should be well rounded and long. The ribs should be far apart and . well sprung. The back should be long and slightly arching. The long tail is simply an indication of a long spinal column. The legs should be curved out, in order to give ample room for the udder between. This should be square, well set behind and extending well forward. The teats should neither be too long nor too short, and set square on the four quar ters. The texture of the udder should be like that of a soft glove, so that when It is milked out, it would col lapse. The whole form should be wedge-shaped. No one of these points taken alone is a safe guide; taken collectively they are safe to indicate a good cow. Economy of the Separator. The cream separator is a time saver. There is no rehandling of milk, and, of course, no great pile of crocks and pans to be cleaned and aired. The quality of the cream is better than under the old way. Cream from av erage milk can be separated to with in five hundredths of one per cent, with a first-class separator. With the separator sweet cream may be had at each milking and the milk can go to the calves and pigs in first-class condition. The cream is easily kept sweet until churn ing time, and the butter will be free from all Impurities, so of the best quality. Feed for Dairy Cow. A 1,000-pound dairy cow requires seven-tenths pound of digestible pro tein, seven pounds of digestible car bohydrates and one-tenth of one pound of digestible fat for main tenance. When producing 25 pounds of 3 per cent, fat milk, she needs in ad dition to her maintenance require ments one pound of digestible protein, 4.75 pounds of digestible carbohy drates and four-tenths pound digest ible fat for sustaining the milk flow. This result may be accomplished by compounding a ration of four pounds of ground corn, three pounds of roiled barley, seven pounds of alfalfa hay and 31 pounds of corn silage. Salting the Dairy Heifers. Salt the dairy heifers as they grow up, and handle them frequently. The more you handle the heifer before she becomes a producer, the less trouble she will give you with the first milking. ORIGIN OF HOLSTEIN BREED Practically Same as Cattle Coming Friesland The words Holstein and Holstein designate the same breed. At first there were two breed associa tions, one called the Holstein associa tion, the other the Dutch-Ftiealaa as sociation. but for all practical pur poses these associations represented the same breed. Friesland is a province in the north ern part of Holland and these north ern Hollanders have kept cattle from the earliest history. Holstein is a province in northern Germany, not far from Friesland. Cattle coming from the province of Friesland were called Datch-Friesians and were en i Holstein Cow. tered in the association by this name. Cattle coming from Holstein were called Holsteins. The cattle originat ed from the same source. In the year 1885 the two associations united and cattle coming from these two sections are now called Holstein- Friesian. The correct name for the black and whites is Holstein-Friesian, but they are sometimes improperly called Holsteins. PROTECT OUTLET FROM COWS Considerable Damage Is Liable to Re cult Unless Tile* Is Suitable Protected From Stock. * When the outlet of a tile drain comes out into the open where stock can trample on or about it, consider able damage Is apt to be done unless some provision is made to protect It. The accompanying illustration shows a plan for protecting the outlet that we have found to be successful, says a writer in the Homestead. About ai! there Is to It Is to drive a few stakes - Protected Til© Outlet. at suitable distances from the outlet,” and stretch barbed wire over them. If the outlet is such a place that it may be interfered with by stock, it should be protected, as carelessness may be the means of permitting dam age that may require a day or more to fix. Jersey Cows, I am building a herd of registered jerseys and do not have many calves to feed at a time. Avery little calf meal in a gallon of warm separator skim milk three times a day is all I let any calf have till large enough to be put on some kind of coarse, dry feed, says a writer' in an exchange. I mix my own feed for grown dairy cows. I swap my cottonseed for cot tonseed meal, grind my corn into meal, buy wheat bran and mix these equal parts. I sometimes use lin seed meal with these, equal parts. This linseed meal Is used in the win ter when we have no grass. Pure Water for Dairy. When we consider that a large por tion of the cow’s body is composed of water; that milk contains more water than any other one ingredient, and that it must require a great quantity of water to keep the temperature of the animals down during the extreme hot weather, we should appreciate the necessity of keeping the dairy cows jell supplied with pure drinking wa- Method of Dehorning. A stick of caustic potash applied to the young calf’s horns Is the best method of dehorning. DAIPy NOTE'S A laying hen requires more water than food. The cows that produce the largest amounts of butter fat do it most eco nomically. The calves should by all means be kept in clean, well lighted and ven tilated stables. A gallon of cream testing 25 per cent, should churn a little over two pounds of butter. The object of cow testing and keep ing record to improve the herd and increase the output. The thermometer must be used as regularly in the dairy during the summer as during the winter. By intelligent breeding and care, most of the dairy herds can be brought up to double their produc tion. The spread between the common and good cattle keeps widening all the time, as good cattle are getting scarcer. By kneading and rubbing the teats a good form may be given this organ and future milk secretion be much increased. Prof. Smith of the Nebraska sta tion believes that corn fodder is one of the most economical feeds for fat tening steers. TWENTIETH CENTURY LIMITED WRECK rwejvr/ETtt cEtrrcrjzir zjjvtt£:i> wsecjc. • ■ F THIRST photograph of the wreck of the Twentieth Century Limited, the most famous train in the world, in I which five cars plunged through the ice into the Hudson river, near Hyde Park, New York, No lives were lost but many passengers Injured. I BANDIT IS A HERO Reasons Why Mexican Is at War With Madero. Was Victim of the Diaz Tyranny— Became Agitator When His Prop erty Was Confiscated and He Had to Labor as Peon. , Cuernarvaca, Mex. —“Zapata, the bandit," "Zapata, the liberator” — these are the two public estimates placed upon ihe man who for more than a year has been carrying on a continuous warfare against the con stituted government In this part of southern Mexico. It is distinctly a war of the classes. “The Tiger of Ayala,” as Zapata Is called by his hundreds of admiring followers, claims to be fighting for the freedom of the peon element and the small property holders, who he declares have long suffered from the tyrannical acts and policies of the government. He also has personal grievances and wrongs w’hich he wants to avenge. Zapata is a product of the Diaz rule. He was one of the victims of the system that oppressed many of the lower class all over the country during the Diaz regime. It happened in his case that there existed in him an element of fighting power and re lentless cruelty which marked him for the leadership of the people who had suffered similar wrongs. He is now paying the government back for the injuries it did him. In the days of Diaz men who did not agree with the government were quickly pdt where they could do no harm. Zapata ...Tested and sen tenced to a long term of exile in the hot lands of Quintana Roo. Ibwas to that remote region that most of the political prisoners were sent. Few of them survived their terms of exile. But Zapata had a constitution of iron. Even in the distressing circumstances under which he then labored he planned the vengeance that he has been inflicting on his oppressors for the last twelve months. He Ifved through his term of exile and returned to his home in Ayala. The years went by slowly and Zapata quietly fomented a spirit of retaliation against the government among the people of his< class. This was before Maderd started bis revolution, and it is now known that even had the lat- Panels House Hard as Iron Are the Timbers of Brit ish Frigate Despite Its Age. New York.—Oaken timbers from the old British warship, the Daedalus, have been brought to New York and are being converted into paneling for the interior of the new home of Steph en Carlton Clark at No. 42 East Sev entieth street. Though the vessel was built in 1769 and was in commission until two years ago, the timbers are sound, and “hard as iron.” At Eckeworth & Sons’ yard at Fifth and Lewis streets, where the parts of the hull were taken' from the Atlantic transport liner Mesaba, it was found necessary to invent a spe cial machine to pull the wrought iron spikes from the wood. In the parts of the keelson the bolts were one and & quarter inches in circumference. The timbers are being turned into paneling at Sherwin & Berman’s in East One Hundred and Thirty-seventh street. The work will require four SINGS HIMSELF TO FREEDOM Kentuckian Liberated After Render ing “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks” for Benefit of Jurors. Richmond, Ky—lsaac Lakes sung himsfiii out of jail here when he ren dered “Oil Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand” before a jury in the circuit court room. He was indicted for dis turbing public worship by singing too loudly. Several continuances had been granted on account of the absence of witnesses, so the judge suggested that in lieu of testimony the jury be al lowed to pass judgment on the prison er’s voice. Lakes acquiesced, and standing in the witness stand, he sang with all his might. The jury retired and immediate ly acquitted the defend arfL No Race Suicide Here. Columbus, O. —Statistics show that three Ohio families in the year have reached their nineteenth child, eight have their seventeenth and fifteen Lhair sixteenth child. ter not inaugurated his revolt against the Diaz government Zapata would have soon started one of his own. Zapata did not quit fighting when the peace compact was signed be tween Madero and the Diaz govern ment. He had wrongs still to avenge, and the petty municipal and district officers who had carried out the or ders of the government were the spe cial objects of his vengeance. He and his men have shown special hatred and cruelty toward the land owners who dispossessed them of their small farms. Emiliano Zapata is the hero of the common people, not only of the states that are now in actual revolt, but of all portions of the country. The seeds of revolt that have been sown by Zapata are likely to continue to bear fruit for years to < ome, unless the government Is able quickly to grant the demands of the lower class for a division among them of the vast es tates which have for the most part been established by the merging of small properties taken either by force or by semblance of law. Zapata is a man of fine physique. He was married only a few months ago to a pretty mountain girl, and she has been his constant companion ever since. U. S. Pays Off an* Old Debt Government Sends $1.77 to Minne sotan Due Him Since Days of the Civil War. St. Paul, Minn.—Another proof that Uncle Sam Is honest and will pay his debts as soon as he can is on exhibi tion at the office of Julius Schmahl, secretary of state, at the capitol. It is a check for $1.77, which was re ceived by Charles A. Rose, document clerk. Uncle Sam has been owing Mr. Rose this money since 1863 and at last has got enough ahead to pay the debt. In 1863 Mr. Rose was transferred from one company of vol unteers to another and at the time of this transfer there was due him $1.77. The amount was never paid and Mr. Rose had even forgotten that he had it coming until the check ar rived yesterday. Warren. Pa. —Hiram Towsley, of Garfield, near here, has received a check from the United States govern With Warship t ■ months. The old oak panels will be stained dark brown and will be given a dull finish. They will be put in the halls, stairs, library and dining room of the Clark residence, under the di rection of Architect Sterner. There is to be a “gunboat room,” decorated, it is said, with some of the bolts and nails of the Daedalus. Stephen Carlton Clark is a son of Alfred Corning Clark, whose widow became the second wife of Bishop Henry C. Potter. He is a grandson of Edward Clark, a partner of Isaac Sing er in the sewing machine business. Young Clark In 1909 married Miss Su san V. Hun, a daughter of Marcus Hun of Albany, and he has a large fortune. ? Sets Gold Wall in Artery. New York. —An assemblage of physicians and surgeons, many of them from other cities, was held spellbound by an operation perform ed by Dr. William C. Lusk. Anew interior wall of gold wire was sup plied for a distended aorta, the prin Hens Phone Alarm to Owner Well-Known Poultry Raiser Catches Chicken-Thief by Unique Method. Winsted, Conn.-—To catch an ani mal which had been killing his hens. B. E. Moore, a well-known poultry raiser, who has a pen of hens taking part in the International egg laying contest at the State Agricultural col lege at Sterrs, had a telephone in stalled in his henhouse. The wire ran to his bedroom, where the receiver was fastened to a bed post close to his pillow. The receiver on the other end was also off the hook, thus permitting any sound in the hennery to travel to Moore's sleeping chamber. / About daybreak Moore was awak ened by the shrill cackling of his ; hens coming over the wire. Half dressed, he* grab bed a gun and start ed for the henhouse, where he shot and killed the thief, a mink. HIRES HUSBAND FROM JAIL Asheville (N, C.) Woman Purchases Convicted Spouse’s Services for SSOO a Month. Asheville, N. C. —Placing a much higher value on his services than any one else, Mrs. P. H. Trash hired her husband from the board of county commissioners for one month for SSOO, strictly cash in advance. Trash, a man worth $50,000 and well connected, had been found guilty of keeping liquor to sell to retailers in his prohibition section and sen tenced by Judge Long in superior court to pay a fine of $2,000, costs amounting to S4OO, and to be impris oned in jail thirty days; but upon the tearful petition of the wife the judge stipulated that if the county commissioners chose to do so they might hire the defendant for his term to the highest bidder, but not less than SSOO. The board decided to take the money and in default of other bids the defendant was struck off to the wife for SSOO, which she promptly paid. Cat Causes Big Fire. South Norwalk, Conn. —A cat rubbed against a lamp in the home of Joseph A. McElroy. The fire loss was $125,- 000. A trunk containing $15,000 worth of jewels was rescued. ment for $lO5, which was the balance due him in prize money for services rendered in the Civil war. Mr. Tow'sley was one of the crew of the gunboat Connecticut. For valuable cargo captured his share amounted to $2,400, of which $lO5 had not been paid, owing to an oversight. CORN GROWS IN APPENDIX Strange Conditions Found in Human Body by Doctors Operating on a Farmer. Lawrence, Ind. —Three grains of corn that had begun to sprout were found In the appendix of James B. Powell, a wealthy farmer, when he was operated upon for acute appendi citis. The appendix was 11 inches long. Powell had a habit, he said, of eating a few grains of corn every time he fed his stock. cipal wall had been torn to such a thinness that it threatened to burst at each beat of the heart. It was necessary to perform the operation to pierce tiie wall of this artery. Had the worn walls ijipped or cracked un der the pulsations of the heart while the operation w r as in progress, the pa tient’s death would have been a mat ter of moments. Under the condi tions it was necessary to use only lo cal anesthetics, and the patient was conscious throughout. Henry E. Grif fin, the patient, is 53 years old. Dog Put* Out Fire. Louisville, Ky. —After extinguishing a fire caused by hot coals falling from a grate, the prize-winning collie of W. J. Atkinson awoke its master to have a look at its blistered paws. The dog sleeps on a rug in front of the grate and during the night live coals fell on the rug. Mr. Atkinson was awakened by the dog whining and scratching at his bedroom door. He arose and followed the dog to where it indicated the burned places in the rug with its nose. Then the dog exhibited its paws, which had been blistered in beating out the blaze. Moore will not take the telephone out of the hennery, because the crow ing of the roosters coming over the wire in the early morning beats any alarm clock be ever had. Quail Shut Out the Sun. Los Angeles.—Ranchers from the Coachella Valley who were In Los An geles recently reported that quail were so thick in the valley that crops of all kinds were being destroyed, de spite the efforts of the state game wardens, who are now' trapping the birds by thousands and sending them to other sections of the state. One rancher said he saw one covey of quail that must have contained five thousand birds. “They were so thick the sunlight was shut out when they flew past,” he said. “The quail are very wise.” ho continued, "and hunters find trouble in shooting thme. while trapping ia still more difficult.” BAZAARSJF CAIRO 1 Picturesque Venders in Labyrinth of Treasures. Merchant. of Those Shops Are the Moat Patient In Old World— Temptation to Buy Sonda Tour iat Away Penniless. Cairo, Egypt. —The bazaars of Cairo are a network of narrow lanes, turn ing and crossing one another in so be wildering a manner that the stranger would lose his way in them inside oi five minutes walking. “The only re minder of our own world,” writes an English visitor in the Queen, “is the tourist. Even he (and she) has a native dragoman dressed In the beau tiful silks of the country. 'lt is amazing what quantities ol their ware those men of the get into the small space at their dis posal. And they are so keen on their business. They bargain with such sest. “There are, booths of every sort and description, from those where one sees priceless silk carpets from Per sia to those where are heaped the merest trifles, and seated in the mid dle of each booth (when not engaged In bargaining or ingratiating himself to possible buyers) sits the owner murmuring the attributes of Allah to his amber beads or smoking a cig arette in contemplative silence. “One lovely part to wander in is the brass bazaar. It seems one can get everything conceivable in lovely carved brass while some are beauti fully inlaid with silver. This is a very chic bazaar, and one is served with coffee and Turkish delight. “In one part they make the queer est things—scenes done in rough ap pllque work on coarse stuff. There they sit tailorwise on the floor of their stalls, stitching away with the great est diligence, and when any one stops to look, lauding up their wares to the skies. They are very good natured In the way they will show their wares, even though you tell them you have no intention of buying. Of course, they do it in the hope that you may be tempted to buy something, but | they are certainly patient. It is of course one of their famous charac teristics in business —enormous pa tience. “Then there are the stalls of little trifles, quaint and charming and most I fascinating, though of little value. There is a tiny model of a mummy case about half an inch long, which In spite of its smallness opens and | behold! inside a funny little doll, sup posed to be a raodef of a mummy. ! And here is Moses in the bulrushes, and the lotus flower on every con ceivable thing—hatpins, brooches, I charms and so on. “The precious stone stall, with Its i 1 I j r'>; ' ' $ ' Looking Across City cf Cairo, K >se stones of all sorts, is a delight fui place in which to spend some time, poking about and enjoying a good look at them all. If one can afford It, it is a good plan to take plenty of money to the bazaars; but if, cm the other hand, one has to re strict the amount to be spent, it is a* well to empty all extra cash out ol one’s purse, or the temptation win certainly be too great, and the extra will melt away. Everything always 1 seems ‘such a bargain,’ and fqr too good to miss; but if the money is safely left behind, there is time to cool dowfl.” ■ “GHOST” SCARES OFF THIEF Youngstown, 0., Woman in Night gown Appears at Window and Burglar Runs. Youngstown, O. —Mrs. Peter Truog failed to answer a doorbell owing to the fact that she was ill in bed. A crack of broken glass caused her to arise and investigate. As she raised the window shade, a burglar’s hand w r as reaching through the broken window to unfasten the catch. The crook uttered a cry of horror aa he saw the woman in her night dress, evidently mistaking her for a ghost. Mrs. Truog. as frightened as the burglar, managed to call the police after she had regained her 'com posure. PLUCKS FEATHERS IN A CAR Stranger Despoils Fair Trolley Pas senger’s Millinery and Escapes Pursuers. Berwick, Pa. —Seated in a crowded trolley car here a well dressed stranger, aged about forty-five, leaned across the aisle, plucked all the feath ers from an expensive hat worn by Mrs. James Kiechner of Briar Creek and then hurled them in her face. I Before eyewitnesses recovered from. their astonishment the stranger had | jumped from the car. and. running at high speed, eluded pursuers.