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Marry on April , fanOy -Motherjof Prospective (SrW 1 • ‘ rope to WiFness the -CSremony. ••• New York. — On the last day of April j a most notable society event will take ! place Up the Hudson—the marriage of the head of one pf the greatest Ameri can houses, Vincent Astor, and Helen Dinsmore Huntington, daughter of an other line which has long been promi nent In American affairs. The recent arrival from Europe of the mother of the .bridegroom-to-be, Mrs. Ava Willing Astor. the refitting of j t’ e famous yacht Noma and announce- ; ment of the w-edding so shortly before the date set today are concentrating the attention of society folk upon the young coupld. Through the w inter there was much i mystery about their plans. Many hint- j ed at a secret w r eddlng. It was thought j the Noma was to be used for a mys-; terlous purpose. This Idea was fostered largely by the simple tastes of the young couple. The bride-to-be has extracted from her be trothed a promise that they will spend most of their lives on the beautiful banks of the Hudson, where she was brought up and where Astor’s 5,000- acre Ferncliffe estate lies. She Is not unsociable, nor at all ignorant of ball rooms, theaters and “doings.” but she cares not a whit for the formal side of society. The wedding will be a country cere mony, either at Hopelai.d House, the mansion on the Huntington estate, or In the little country church nearby. Young Astor has not been very w r ell this winter. He has suffered from pneumonia and bronchitis. It will be remembered that his mother almost despaired of his life at the age of eight, when she hurried him off to St. Moritz. From the life Miss Huntington has led so far it is to be expected that she and her husband will spend much time In the open. The tall, blonde girl of twenty was brought up almost entire ly on the big Huntington and Dinsmore places along the Hudson, which w-ere once held by her grandfather, William B. Dinsmore, late president of the Adams Express company. She went to school in Dobbs Ferry, which Isn’t a great distance from her home, and she has spent some winters in New York city. Her first quarrel wdth Vincent came at the age of nine—he being then eleven. She had planted an oak tree, when three years old, with the aid of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rob ert P. Huntington. The tree had grown for six years and she proudly took her little visitor from “up the road” out to look at it. Astor remarked, with a critical eye, it would take so oe years for the tree to be big enough to climb in. The visit ended abruptly right there, but the next day Vincent sought and obtained pardon over the tele phone. At the time the Staten Island Ship building company began to rip out the fittings of the Noma. It was naturally BH(px ’-NX ii Helen Dinsmore Huntington. surmised that she was to be the “honeymoon chip.” Then it was un derstood that the swift little craft was to make a pre-nuptial cruise across the Atlantic, through the Mediterranean and up the Nile with the young couple anJ their mothers. This would have been following the course taken by the late Col. John Jacob Astor on his honeymoon trip which ended with the sinking of the 111-fated Titanic. But young Astor said “No” to both these reports and set the gossips still fur ther speculating. If Astor does not use the Noma he has many other means of slipping out of the country. There are, first, his numerous high-powered automobiles. Then he has a crack hydroplane that do*s 35 miles an hour, and if he carries ouc his plans will soon own a hydro aeroplane. Being an expert mechanic, ha usually spurns the assistance of a professional chauffeur. But the Noma’s engines have been prepared for a long cruise. Entirely new boilers have been installed. Cap tain Dangan of the Noma has been in structed by Mr. Astor to fly no pen nants w T hen the yacht leaves the ship yards and steals up the Hudson to Hhlnecliff. The landing Is only a few miles dis tant from Ferncliffe and from Hope land House, the graceful and stately Huntington mansion on the estate of the late William B. Dinsmore. Alto MADE RICHEST BOY IN WORLD Court Unties Knot in the S2S,OOOJXX) John Nicholas Brown Estate in New York. New York. —John Nicholas Brown, Jr* a fourteen-year-old boy, great grandson of Nicholas Brown, after whom Brown university was named, becomes the “richest boy in the world," under a supreme court decision, hand ed down here. ▲ legal tangle had tied getber it Is. pretty safe ’to assert that "Astor” will be Often In the headlines the next few months and that New York newspaper reporters will have several merry little chases to amuse them. - Meanwhile Astor Is working hard to make money to get married, like any other young man. He has run up three or four new apartment houses, several loft buildings of fine character and a unique bachelor chambers enterprise just off Times square, which is mod eled after the famous Albany of Lon don He gets down to business In the Astor estate offices at No. 23 West Twenty-sixth street regularly at half past nine or ten o’clock every morn ing, and he stays there until what is to be done is done. When It is neces sary he is to be found there evenings also, although the Astor money-mak ing machine is running very smoothly under his direction and that of the v, 1 Ryx'. - v 4' ~rt ’'%■ y I H v l 1 'M v i 'X.-X-X-X-X;’; Vincent Astor. able counselors he inherited from hia father. If the tale bearers are to be believed Miss Huntington isn’t wasting her pen nies these days, despite the fact that her family has been in the millionaire class many decades. It is related that she came out of the Carlton House re cently and walked Forty-seventh street toward Fifth avenue. She was gowned for a fashionable wedding she was to attend that afternoon, but first she was going to visit her fiance, just then laid up with a cold. Past taxi after taxi walked the future mistress of the Astor house until she arrived at the corner of the avenue. Here she waited patiently until an omnibus came along. It was a cold day and the interior w r as pretty crowded, but she managed to wedge in. The taxi fare could not legally have been over 50 cents, but Miss Huntington, despite her fine attire, preferred the other mode of FEDERAL LEAGUE MAGNATES DRAFT SCHEDULE swi ■bh jlif fey*', thT ftmgSwKSai sir m iiiii w : j S R BMr fl I ir—r ii ir M !■ iiiiiTT' ii - ----- ■■■ - The picture show's the baseball magnates of the Federal league engaged on drafting a schedule for the new league at the recent meeting in Baltimore. From left to right—Edward W. dinner, president of the Pittsburgh club; Robert B. Ward, president of the Brooklyn club; Walter F. Mullen, vice president of the Buffalo club; Q. C. Madison, president of the Kansas City club; William A. Kerr, treasurer of the Pittsburgh club; James A. Gilmore, president of the Federal league: Walter S. Ward, treasurer of the Brook lyn club. up a large part of the $25,000,000 es tate left by John Carter Brown, son of Nicholas Brown, It being argued that certain trust funds, valid bequests un der Rhode Island laws, were invalid in New York state, where part of the estate was located. An action was brought to test this point. Prank W. Matteson, trustee, being unable to pro ceed with the administration of any property until there had been Judicial construction. Justice Weeks found that the bequests were valid. Mrs. William Walts Sherman. conveyance. There vn 40 cents iHT for her trousseau. The coming wedding, set for April 30, is the absorbing topic in New York society circles. William Vincent Astor, son of the late Col John Jacob Astor, who per ished aboard the Titanic, is now twen ty-three years old and bead of the As-, tor estate. His fortune is estimated at between seventy-flye million hundred million dollars; His enOnholis Manhattan real estate holdings ’aru* 1 very productive. Since young’ AsJr took hold on his father’s death, two years ago, he has done a great deal of building, erecting many large apart ment bouses and loft buildings. Be 'V :h<- jf * 7k JtjpnftKra ■ ... —.. ■■ ■ Mrs. Ava Willing Astor. sides his considerable business activ ity, he has worked In municipal poli tics against Tammany hall and has in terested himself in social causes. E* cept for a speed passion, expressing it self In numerous high-powered automo biles and hydroplanes, with a hydro aeroplone in prospect, he is a quiet, hard-working young man, who seems destined to be a leader of the rising generation. Miss Huntington is two years hia junior, and possesses an open-air, breezy type of beauty. Her tastes are simple and run to dogs, horses, boating and country life. She is a daughter of Henry P. Huntington, the architect. Her great-grandfather as sisted in founding the Adams Express company. The members of her family are very wealthy, although their for tunes are far surpassed by the Astors’. Mrs. John Astor, who divorced her husband, was once called the most aristocratically beautiful woman in the United States. She spends most of her time abroad. CURES PARALYSIS BY KNIFE Noted Gotham Surgeon Shows Many Child Cripples He Has Helped. New York. —Anew operative treat ment for spastic paralysis, or paralysis accompanied by spasms, w'hich he de clared had been successful, was ex plained here by Dr. William Sharpe at a meeting of the Medical Association of Greater New A dozen children, one paralyzed on one or both sides, attended to show what Doctor Sharpe had done for them. The pride of the little ones, as they showed how they were able to move once useless limbs, brought smiles to the medical men. Doctor Sharpe’s operation for the disease, which is a result of brain pressure, due to cortical hemorrhage, consists in decompression by direct operation on the skull, with removal of enough bone to give new' brain room. Other methods have been de voted mainly to operations on the spinal nerve roots, the injection of I alcohol, or plastic surgery, such as thd | lengthening of tendons. A girl of four | years, who never had walked up to | the time of an operation a month ago, | was able to toddle through the hall, | led by the surgeon. Dr. William M. Leszyansky, In dls ! cussing Doctor Sharpe’s report, said | he feared improvement would be only ; temporary, as In some other treat- I rabnts of the disease. I Women’s Club Has Smoking Room. New York. —The new Women’s Uni i versity club has a cozy smoking room, i The club has 1,100 members. mother of Lady Carneys, is the only living child of John Carter Brown. Her interest in the estate of her father also had been tied up in a trust she had created upon her marriage. It was de cided in the present case, however, that this trust terminated with the death of her husband In 1913 and ths court directs that she receive her ball of the estate. The other part will go, under the court order, to her nephew, John Nicholas Brown, Jr., whose fath er, John Nicholas Brown, died in 1900, nine weeks after ths birth of tats sea. TH* SEA COAST SOHO, BAT ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI Kb IU I|W WHnl L IN MUERGHNER TUB r •- r < V <ri *■ ii. . * ? '*r- ’ . vf Therr the Police Suspected a 5 / Maybe l r r*W s ,? only a Hoax. SNAKE TAKEN TO ZOO Mystery of a German Town, English man and Russian; a Sheriock Holmes Tangle—Some Angles to Inquiry Are Very Interesting. Munich, Bavaria. —Recently an Eng lishman and his wife, stopping at one of the big hotels and having, appar ently, an abundance of money, struck an acquaintance with a Scandinavian, who made a great show of jewelry and cash. Later arrived a Russian who registered under the name of Frankly, and who became chummy with the other three. The English man went to the police with a story that the Russian was a man who had been on his trail for two or three years, trying to rob or blackmail him. That stirred the sleuths and they gathered in the Scandinavian and the Russian. When the Scandinavian’s apartment was searched there was found in the bathtub, neatly coiled, a 30-foot py thon, which is a whole heap of a snake, take it from the keepers at the zoo who lugged him away from there. The keepers said the python had not been fed for many weeks and was feeble from starvation. Some of the angles to the inquiry are interesting, for instance: W r hy the snake? The profound po lice theory is that he was to be turned loose in the hotel to start a panic, and while the excitement raged the alleged villains would steal the jew- Found a Thirty-Foot Python in tha Bath Tub. elry, or mayhap do other damage. As tw’o or three smoke bombs that could be carried in a handbag would create a more serviceable panic and help the hurlera to a get-away after accom plishing their dark, nefarious project, the explanation does not make a hit. Why should the blackmailer or thief follow the English couple for two or three years to get their jewels, w-hlch are said to be worth $100,000? That has not been explained to a waiting world. High-class crooks are notori ously patient, but to lug a 30-foot snake from one end of Europe to an other for those many months in the hope of scaring one Englishman and his better half into a fit in a hotel full of folks some time when the op portunity offered, transfers the prob lem from the reptilian to the mam malian and makes it a horse on the investigators. Experts say that a carefully starved python is a bad citizen and would un doubtedly attack anyone it was “sicked on,” provided it did not do the far more probable stunt of squash ing the life out of-the person who did the “sicking.” Also, to make it go where it is pointed, it is necessary to cover the python’s head with a bag and tap it with a stick, and its prog ress would make a noise like a Mis sissippi steamboat jamming Its way over a mud bar. Thieves stealthily opening the Englishman’s bedroom door In the stilly watches of the night and persuading a blindfolded snake to enter and give him a lethal hug would have to figure on all the guests and employes being deaf, dumb and blind. Maybe it was because it was difficult to come upon those ideal conditions that the alleged crooks followed Mr. and Mrs. Englishman for such an un reasonable space of time. Found Fox Up a Tree. King's Mountain, N. C. —Quite a lit tle interest was stirred up here when word reached town that a fox was up a tree on Gus Huffstetler’s farm, about a mile and a half from tow-n. A number of tow-nsmen mustered all the dogs available and hurried to the scene. The dogs were held off and th* fox forced to jump to the ground. A few yards’ start was given Mr. Fox, and the dogs turned loose. A beauti ful chase of about half a mile ended with the capture of the fox. Loses Cockroach Suit. Chicago. — Joseph Vokral lost his suit to recover $179 damages which he said he suffered in annoyance und the purchase of poison, because armies of cockroaches came into his house from that of Rudolph Reiner, his neighbor. Highly Educated Classes Going. Princeton, N. J.—At the present rate of production the more highly edu cated claeees would be unknown in fifty years, says Prof. Edwin G. Conk lin of Princeton. He opposes the fem inist movement as inimical to mother hood. I RUSHES HER BABY --"TET6OOD PLUMBER Mother Refuses Cao Opener to Extricate Tot's From n Tin Pail, >l% * <) t . • £ f if .• - - • * L Chicago. — A woman entered a Broadway car the other day with a baby in her arms. You could tell it was a baby from the way it moved and the way she held it, and because every once in a while she would look at the bundle and cry. But otherwise —no. It might have been a box in blankets or a small ironing board. “It’s Head Is Caught In a Tin Pail.” Cried the Mother. The passengers In the car —mostly women—became curious, and then in dignant. A little hand pushed through the layer of blankets and moved spas modically in the air. Finally the top blanket on the baby fell off and re vealed what was wrong. Instead of £ regular baby the passengers saw what appeared to be three-quarters infant and one-quarter tin pail. “It’s got its head caught in a tin pail,” cried the mother. The passengers exclaimed and giggled, and crowded around the infant. The tin pail w r as certainly in evidence. It covered the baby’s head and rested on its shoulders, and it was wedged tight. “I’m taking her to a —a—a plumb er,” cried the mother. “Wait, I’ve got a can opener in my pocket,” one of the men exclaimed. “No,” the mother retorted: “I know a good plumber in the next block, and he’ll fix It.” WEALTHY MEN ARE UNKNOWN Not In Society, Neither Were They Ever Seen Among the Noisy Ones. Chicago.—Who has ever heard o! Chicago’s army of the Unknown Rich? Possibly no one, for until statistics were available such as have been flooding the office of the collector of Internal revenue in connection with the new income tax law there was available no Information which went to the seat of individual fortunes in the way this law does. But now for the first time is beginning to be knowm the extent and strength of the ranks of the Unknowm Rich. Persons whose names have never found their way Into the society columns and w T ho are strange in the city’s acknowledged financial circles filed schedules of in comes of SIO,OOO, $15,000, $20,000. even $50,000. The filers of these schedules, some of them, give strange foreign names, and, as their places of residence, streets that the fashionable and known rich of the city probably never heard of. It Is not a matter of ten or twenty schedules by such per sons which have been filed. Literally there are hundreds of them. “If only the names and incomes of these unknown rich could be made public and the story of the acquire ment of their fortunes published a new light on who’s who in the city from a financial point of view wmuld be shed.” said Collector Samuel L Fitch. “Little romance probably would be found in their lives, but as examples of shrewd investors and hard workers they might be held up as shining lights in any company.” It was no uncommon sight in the collector’s office to see a man of fifty or so, wearing shabby coat and trous ers and soft working shirt, whose hands w r ere heavy and gnarled and who had a three-day growth of beard, step up to the counter and file a sched ule showring an Income of $4,000 or $5,000. More than one elderly \pman in plain clothes and a shawl over her head went to the clerks an.* filed her schedule along with the schedules of the city’s men of acknowledged finan cial position. Man Hears Wife’s Funeral Service. Paterson, X. J. —Judge James Inglls, dying from pneumonia, heard by tele phone the funeral service over his wife being conducted in the parlor be low' his bedroom. Mrs. Inglis died from pneumonia. Man’s Ashes Over Flower Bed. New York. —Dr. Clemons Fulda, six ty-five. died, leaving a request that his body be cremated, and the ashes sprinkled over his favorite flower beds. Probably Caused It * Paris—A stage “Johnny” was sent to an asylum for the insane because he waylaid and kissed Mile. Pollaire. “the ugliest woman in the world." Didn't Know About July 4. Chicago. —Abraham Lincoln, a Rus sian. was refused naturalization pa pers because he didn’t know why we celebrate the Fourth of July. Bottle Takes Long Sea Voyage. New York. —A bottle thrown Into the sea at Caharsia. on July 6. 1912, has Just been found at Bendorrs docks, county Mayo, Ireland. t* : . J-% '/ *•;' - \ •~>*. -• * i-Y' V•* .n ••> . . PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS FOR A DAIRYMAN Giving the Cow a Taste of Alfalfa. What a relief it is to have the cows out to pasture and not be compelled to feed grain! There are cases, how ever, where it is a good plan to keep up the feed ration for a few weeks after the cows go to grass. Take it where cows are thin in flesh when they are turned away. For some time they will use everything they can eat, nearly, for building up their own bodies. Precious little left for you till the cows get in average flesh. While they are doing this, better feed some grain and hurry the matter on. The best way, of course, is to keep the RAISING BEEF CATTLE SOUTHERN STATES ARE WELL ADAPTED TO THE INDUSTRY. Great Areas of “Cut-Over” Lands at Prices Ranging From $2 to $lO Per Acre Available—Ticks Nearly Eradicated. (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) The geographical location and the climatic conditions of the South are such as to make it a good section for cattle raising. The soils are so va ried that what may be said in a gen eral way will not hold true for all places or sections of this large area. They vary from light sand to heavy clay, or to the black prairie soils, or the stiff post-oak. Asa rule the stif fer the soil and the greater the content of lime in the soils, the more nutri tious the grasses are, and the greater Is the variety of clovers which will grow. The Piedmont section of Virginia. West Virginia, Western North Caro lina, Tennessee and northern Alabama Is a fine grazing country, and thous ands of good beef cattle are found there. The Shorthorn is more popular than any other breed in this region, and they do exceedingly well. The grazing plant 5 are chiefly blue grass, white clover, red clover, red top and orchard grass. The cattle fatten very rapidly during the grazing season and raise excellent calves. Most of this region is free of ticks and the losses from death are relatively small. The black prairie section of Ala bama, Mississippi and Texas, and the Delta lands of Mississippi and Louis iana. are extremely favorable sections for raising and finishing beef cattle. Experiments conducted by the bureau of animal industry' and the Alabama experiment station show that cattle when kept free of the cattle tick, can be raised at a cost of 3 to 4 cents a pound. This cost includes the keep of the cows for one year, charges for pasture and all feeds consumed at market prices, depreciation In the value of the herd, and 6 per cent in terest on the money invested. The principal native grasses which are In digenous to these soils are bermuda, Johnson grass, lespedeza and melilo tus; but red clover, alsike clover, bur clover and white clover grow readily when planted in the pastures, and the grazing season can be extended great ly by their use. Alfalfa, soy beans, cow peas, corn, sorghum and other forage crops do well on these lands and produce an abundance of rough age and hays for wintering and fatten ing the cattle. The red clay soils pro duce crops very similar to those men tioned for the prairie soils. There arc great areas of “cut-over” lands in the South that range in price from $2 to $lO per acre, which could be used for beef production. The soil of such lands Is usually sandy or post-oak. neither of which are as good for grazing as the prairie or delta lands, but which would furnish good grazing if a little care was taken in getting pasture plants started. On these soils carpet grass, bermuda, les pedeza, white clover, red top, pas palum dilatatum. and bur clover do exceedingly well. The carpet grass furnishes abundant grazing on the sandy lands while the bermuda does better on the soils which are a little stiff. The paspalum, white clover, and red top do well on the damp lands, and if some lime is present alsike will furnish fine grazing. The foundation of all pastures on sandy or sandy loam lands should be carpet grass, bermuda and lespedeza. The variety of forage crops which may be raised on this type of soils is large, and it Is an easy matter to grow all the hays, silage crops and forage nec- Presence of Rooster. The presence of the male does not affect the number of eggs produced, but the average weight of the egg is Increased. Diversity. Don't put any farm all to one crop. It is too uncertain and makes a great rush of the work. Planting Cotton Early. Planting cotton too early makes a second planting necessary. cows from running down that way in the first-place; but we do not always do as we should. Would it not be fine if we did? A rusty milk can is a nuisance. Some cities will not accept milk which has been brought in in one of them. Good thing, too. No amount of scrub bing can ever make a rusty spot in tin perfectly sweet and clean. New cans are the thing. It is the “gentle” bull that hooka the life out of his master. Ix>ok out for yours, as he may turn on you at any moment. essary for feeding the stock which may be kept on the farm. One of the greatest drawbacks to the cattle industry of the South has been the presence of the cattle tick that transmits Texas fever, which kills many of the cattle and stunts others in growth. The tick is rapidly being eradicated, and it is only a question of time until the South is freed of this pest. The native cattle of the South are cold-blooded scrubs carrying a varia ble percentage of Jersey blood. They are small in size and inferior in qual ity, but they have stamina and the cows produce good calves when bred to a beef bull. Some of these cow's weighing not over 600 pounds have given birth to half breed calves which have developed into 500 to 600-potmd animals at 12 to 13 months of age. They usually weigh about 800 to 850 pounds at two years of age when raised under average southern farm conditions. The half breed calves do not fatten out as well as calves of a higher grade, but if permitted to grow until two or three years of age they finish out as very good beef animals. The half breed heifers when bred to beef bulls produce excellent calves. No section of the country can raise cattle as cheaply as the South, and the variety and prices of feeds are such that the animals can be eco nomically finished for the market. The forage plants, especially sorghum and corn, make such a luxuriant growth in the southern latitudes that large yields of silage can be produced per acre. The silage is an excellent feed for wintering the breeding herd, or for fin ishing the animals for the market. The use of silage in a fattening ration almost invariably increases the size of the daily gains, cheapens the gains, lengthens the period during which cat tle can be fed cottonseed meal eco nomically and without danger, and results in better finish, falter cattle and greater profits per bead. The leguminous haye as alfalfa, cowpea. lespedeza, red clover and Vetch and the corn stover and oat straw are good rough feeds to use in conjunct-on with silage. The Shorthorn, Aberdeen Angus, Hereford, Red Polled and Devon breeds of cattle all do well ic the South. The Shorthorn does well on all lands where the pastures are good and feed is plentiful. The cows usual ly prove to be very good milkers, giv ing milk enough for the oalf and to supply the home as w r ell. The result of the good milking qualities of the cows is usually a good growtky calf. The Herefords and Angus are good grazers and will do well under range conditions, as well as on the email farm. The Hereford stands ahead of all breeds as a range animal, but the Angus have the advantage over all breeds In the feed lot, as they finish out very smoothly, are high in quality and kill out a high percentage of mar ketable meat. The Devon is slower of growth than the other breeds, but are great rustlers and fatten on pas tures which are so thin that some of the beef breeds could hardly subsist. The Red Polled is a dual purpose breed which ranks next to the milking strain of Shorthorns in the production of milk and beef. They are not as well know r n, nor as popular as the Short horn, but have done well wherever tried in the south. Any of the breeds, cross well with the native cattle, and can be used advantageously in breed ing up the scrub herds. By the eradication of the cattle tick, the use of good, purebred beef bulls, the improvement of the pasture lands and a closer study of the cattle busi ness, the South will develop into a great cattle raising section, and should contribute largely to the supply of meat In the next tw'o decades. In do case should high-priced, high-bred, stock be brought from tick-free terri tory until the farm upon w'hich they are to be kept has been rid of ticks. Preparing Cotton Land. Cotton land should be prepared sev eral weeks before planting time- Land prepared just previous to plant ing is seldom in good condition, and it is very poor farming that makes this necessary. Begin now if yew* haven’t your cotton land broken. Manure as Top Dressi-H^. Manure used as a top dressing will pay. It will not be safe from aow on to plow manure under Uso tt ac a top dreasing instead.