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—/ GAMDl F.ETRICC REGISTER. ROCKFORD. IA. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED 'This matter must not be reprinted with out special permission.] The house pulms and ferns should De giveu a bath now and then to rid diem of mealy bugs and other insects Uiat may be bothering them. The present winter season is said to 5c- the first since the St Lawrence river valley was settled that that itream has not been frozen over by fan. 1. The relative purity and quality of liffereut grades of gasoline «may be letermined by ascertaining the rapid ity of evaporation, the purer oil dis ippearing the more quickly. There are over 3.000,000 hired men that cost the farmers of this country jver a billion dollars annually. Per haps this great army is more responsi ble for the success of the business than any other one factor. Up to the 1st of January the folks living in the Mississippi valley hardly needed to go to California, Texas or Florida to enjoy fine winter weather. However, this statement is subject to change without notice. Do not bed pigs on oats, buckwheat ar other dusty straw, and if the house be dusty choose a warm day, sprinkle with moistened sawdust and sweep it thoroughly. Dust causes coughs, sore mouths and sometimes death. The egg selling crusade of the House keepers' league of Philadelphia was the means of knocking cold storage eggs from 38 cents down to 24 cents per dozen. There should be a sugges tion in this for long suffering consum ers in other parts of the country. In the use of eggs for the table by boiling in the shell it is well to remem ber that strictly fresh eggs will lie without tilting at the bottom of a dish of water. As the age of the egg in creases the air space enlarges, causing one end to tilt and the eggs to rise to the surface finally. The other day ten carloads of oranges were confiscated at a point in Illinois by representatives of the United States department of agriculture on the ground of constituting a violation of the fed eral pure food law. The charge on which the fruit was Seized was that it had been artificially colored to resem ble the natural ripening process. The $5,000 prize offered last year by the Northwest Development league for the best five bushels of wheat grown In the American northwest has been awarded to Messrs. Joseph P. Nash and Charles Bridgeman, joint owners of a ranch in Shields river valley, Montana. The average yield on fifty-two acres was fifty-nine and one-third bushels? weighing a full sixty pounds to the bushel. Farmers in some sections of^ North Dakota were up against a pretty stiff proposition last fall in the shape of a twenty-five cent potato market, four dollar a day help and a freight rate which practically prohibited their ship ping their tubers to market in view of the prevailing low price. In many in stances they invited their neighbors in and told them to help themselves for the digging. A score or more years ago an English Immigrant to Australia took with him a pair of hares to help keep him from getting overlonesome. In time these multiplied, as is the habit of the rabbit family, and ran wild, and in the years following tfce Australian continent has had a veritable pest of rabbits. More troduced, which in time also ran wild. A remarkable flight of a carrier pi geon is reported from Montreal by Clarence Robinson, a resident of West mount a suburb of that city. Some •*> time ago be imported some pigeons from England and a short time ?go received word that one of the birds brought over and which bad escaped had returned to its former home in England. Twelve days were required to make the passage, and it is thought for better roads or have such projects I» tow* took to the desert and now are said to prey on newborn lambs. JO maae tne passage, ana it is tnougnt the bird must have rested on some s p or floating object en route. Road Improvement agitation seems to be in the air. New York has voted a second $50.000,000 bond issue. Penn sylr.nl. will shortly rote a like appro prtatlon, California Is now expending an »I&00DXK» fond, while the state oI Maine has authorized a $2,000,000 bond with a big bond Issue which Is now be Ing expended, while Minnesota. Win cousin. Jowa and several other states hare either voted large appropriation. • s. j It takes about so much fuel in the shape of food consumed to keep an an imal's body warm. For this reason it Is a matter of economy to give the itock shelter in the coldest weather in order to reduce the feed bill referred to to a minimum. . ,. . "«» In tong«- of colds or pneumonia as a result cf overheating than they Mutton sheep should never be mixed breeds on the farm. Get one good inut h>n breed, stick to it and develop to the highest notch possible. A lot of mixed lambs never bring the highest price on the market. It is those of one breed, uniform in size, shape and condition, that get the big money. Louisiana ranks first by a large mar gin as a sulphur producing state. Nine years ago sulphur was imported into the United States to the value of $3, 709,690. During the year just closed the total value of imported sulphur bad shrunk to $552,836, and the output from Louisiana is responsible for the slump. It would be interesting to know to what extent milk and its products and fruit and vegetables have increased in value due to the large number of householders the country over who have given up or not taken up the practice of keeping a cow and a gar den. It seems to be largely a question of more consumers and fewer pro ducers. A long suffering and overcharged public is now getting considerable chunks of satisfaction out of the fact that the express companies of the country have got some competition in the shape of the parcel post and will henceforth have to come across with cheaper rates and more prompt service if they expect to hold their own in the package carrying business. The small birds that spend their win ters in the northern portions of the United States should receive the en couragement of a little grain scattered for them, and some pieces of suet or other meat scraps should be put out where the snow will not cover them. A good deal of pleasure during the win ter months may be got by watching the birds during their regular visits to these feeding places. Trees are spoken of as getting ripe by the expert forester. He means by this that they have arrived at an age when they are at their maximum value and when the process of growth is so slow that it hardly more than offsets the influences tending to disintegration. When trees arrive at such an age they should be removed to make room for younger trees that may be growing or might be grown in their stead. We wonder what kind of an effect it would have upon railroad accidents if laws were passed in the several states which would put in the category of manslaughter the deaths of passengers in railroad accidents resulting from the carelessness or indifference of train men and bolding equally responsible for murder the officials of steel mills that allow defective rails to leave their shops. It is a fair assumption that if laws of this kind were passed there would be a noticeable decrease in rail road fatalities. It is well to keep in mind in con nection with the new parcel post sys tem, which became effective Jan. 1, that seeds, cuttings, bulbs, roots, scions and plants may be carried in the parcel post mail under regulations as to size and weight prescribed for other merchandise, but at the former rate of 1 cent for two ounces or frac tion thereof, regardless of distance. All other merchandise must be carried by parcel post, and for this purpose special stamps have been printed. Ac cording to instructions from the post office department, parcels bearing ordi nary letter postage will be considered as "held for postage" and not mailable until the special parcel post stamps have been affixed. Householders as well as janitors of public buildings, and what is said re fers to the former even more than the latter, would confer a great service to those who gather as their guests if they would take pains to see that their houses are not overheated on such oc casions. This "stoking up" of furnace or stove is without doubt done with t'ie best of intentions, but it is at great risk to one's guests, who are vastly may prevail at the time of their ar rival . The tem perature should not reg ister above 70 degrees F., and if it is 66 degrees there is far less danger than if it is 75 or 80 degrees, as is too often the case. The writer would not unduly influ ence any young fellow from following a mercantile career, but he somehow has the idea pretty well fixed that the farm lad who gives Tip the chance to take up scientific farming on the old home place for the easier work to be city clerkship, with an fonnd in a elght or ten „ lary . u makltlg g nna , „nod sized mistake. True, lie pretty good sized mtstake. True, he can keep his hands softer and whiter behind the counter, but he will earn not a great deal above expenses. One young fellow who comes to the writer's Q _ ^ T ? **" *"* **"£"* or •** " "EJ?™,.J" .'"l.ïfïT L! ■ «<«. op portunity, as he, but are still th * ^° Un '' * rituatlon above outlined Is one WjMJM * toJTmS may well - take THREE MORE PRIZE WINNERS. The second $200 gold prize appor tioned to 'he state of Kansas in the Kansas City Star's boys torn growing contest was awarded to Lester Robin son of Decatur county, within seventy five miles of the Colorado state line, who raised seventy-eight bushels and thirty pounds of corn ou an acre in a section the average annual rainfall of which is but twenty-two inches. The land that produced this acre had been Id' pasture, was fall plowed to a depth of eight inches, was cross plowed and harrowed in April and plauted'early in May with a lister, the rows being two and a half feet apart and the kernels twelve inches apart in the row. Dur ing the season the crop was cultivated six times. An interesting feature iu connection with this acre of corn is that home grown seed was used aft er having been given a careful germi nation test. The third award of $200 iu gold went to William Boone. Jr., a resident of Doniphan, the extreme northeast coun ty of the state, who raised 107 bushels and forty pounds. The land which produced the prize yield was rich sec ond bottom. It was fall plowed and given a coating of barnyard manure and double disked in the spring before plowing. The seed, which was home grown Boone County White, was plant ed with a planter in rows two and a half feet apart and the kernels twelve inches apart in the row. One deep and five shallow cultivations were given. Judges of this acre report the stand too thick and that a larger yield could probably have been produced if the rows had been three and a half feet apart and the kernels from eighteen to twenty-four inches apart in the row. The fourth $200 gold prize in the same contest for Oklahoma was won by seventeen-year-old Esta Beaman, a young lady living near Meeker, in Lin coln county. She succeeded in getting a yield of ninety-five bushels and ten pounds on a type of land pronounced bv the judges to be the best suited to corn growing of any in Oklahoma. The acre was manured, plowed eight inches deep in April and harrowed twice. Boone County White seed was used, and by careful testing of seed a perfect stand was secured. The seed was planted with ;» planter with furrow openers attached. It was harrowed after it came up and was cultivated at intervals of teu days thereafter with a spring tooth cultivator to kill weeds and maintain a dust mulch. This young lady did all the work of tending the corn and raised a larger yield un der adverse conditions than any of the several hundred who took part in corn growing in this and several other con tests. THOSE LAST THREE MILES. A good old friend who is close to the eighty year line and who for the past forty years or more bas lived on the old homestead, some six miles from town, told the writer the other day that if he had his life to live over again he would do at least one thing differ ent from what he had done—buy a farm not more than three miles from town. Being of a naturally social dis position, our friend and the members of his family have found that these ad ditional three miles have served as a sort of bar to keep them from enjoying a good many privileges the town af fords. They have meant a long drive for the children to the town school, a late return home after evening entertain ments. in stormy weather the staying at home almost entirely, while the ex tra distance has resulted in a good deal of extra hauling expense. And our friend dwelt upon the fact that these last three miles meant a good deal more to an elderly person, whose vital ity was low. than to one who was young and vigorous. The writer be lieves the point is well made and that more should take the facts noted into account when choosing a country home. GOOD ROADS DEMONSTRATED. A very definite demonstration of the value to town aud country people of smooth and hard roads has been given during the past few weeks in the high way conditions which have prevailed in a number of northern states during the interval mentioned. The dry weath er and scant fall of snow, coupled with the fact that the roads froze up smooth, have converted them into virtually paved highways. Over these smooth roads farmers have been able to haul just as heavy loads as It was safe to put on their wagons, while the wear and tear on motor power and vehicles have been reduced to a minimum. This has meant a greatly reduced hauling expense. Moreover, town and country dwellers have used their autos unin terruptedly and with greatest satisfac tion. A policy of permanent road build ing carried out would give forever on all buiit roads just the conditions described. Wouldn't such a condition of the highways be well worth while? A COSTLY EXPERIMENT. A South Dakota farmer with whom the writer was talking the other day stated that he got badly soaked the past season as a result of planting a considerable area to imported seed corn of an unknown pedigree. It was some southern variety and, although growing to a great height, produced not even nubbins—nothing but leaves The experiment cost him a good round sum. and he'll know better next time. His experience proves nicely what is coming to lie viewed as an important point in corn growing—that seed should be used that has been produced near home. A LE3AL CUR1CSITY. Poetic Title Deed That Stood the Tort of th« Courts. A deed for the conveyance of a piece of laud that is one of the great est legal curiosities in the world was Irawn up in 1881 by J. Henry Shaw a awver at Beardstown, 111. The curio •oniplies with every requirement of aw aud has more than once been de D-u-ed by the courts of that state to be entirely valid. It reads as follows. I J Henry Shaw, the grantor herein. Who live at Beardstown. the county with For seven hundred dollars to me paid to (Jay Rv Charles Wyman do sell and convey Lot two (2) in block forty (40). said coun ty and town, Where Illinois river flows placidly down, And warrant the title forever and aye, Waiving a homestead and mansion to both a goodby, And, pledging this deed is valid in law. I add here my signature, J. Henry Shaw. [Sea.1-1 Dated July 2o, 1881. I, Sylvester Emmons, who live at Beards town, A Justice of peace of fame and renown, Of the County of Cass, in Illinois state, Do certify here that on the same date One J. Henry Shaw to me did make known That the above deed and name were his own, . And he stated he sealed and delivered the same Voluntarily, freely and never would claim His homestead therein; but, left all alone, Turned his face to the street and his back to his home. [Seal.] S. EMMONS, J. P. Dated August 1, 1881. —St Louis Republic. DO FLYING FISH FLY? Science Thinks Not, but Many Ob servers Say They Do. The much mooted question, "Do fly ing fish fly?" is discussed by William Allingham iu the Nautical Magazine. The orthodox scientific opinion is that the "wings" of the flj r ing fish merely serve as a parachute to sustain the fish for a brief period in the air after he has launched himself out of the water by a powerful screwlike movement of his tail. According to this view, the fish has no power of directing his flight after he has left the water. However, Mr. Allingham, who is a nautical expert attached to the British meteorological office and Is in constant intercourse with seamen, reports many observations that tend to controvert this opinion. Certain observers claim that the wing fins are in constant rapid vibration and seem actually to serve the purpose of flight. One vessel mas ter watched a fish that had attained an altitude of twenty feet above the water and was flying toward the mizzen rig ging of his ship when, apparently noticing obstruction, it changed its course about 60 degrees, crossing the vessel's stern to regain the water. Many other similar observations are mentioned. A series of cinematograph pictures might solve this question once and for all.—Scientific American. The Turk In Constantinople. Terrible scenes w T ere witnessed in Constantinople when Mohammed II. captured the city in 1453. When the conquerors entered they slew 7 2,000 and made slaves of all w r ho took refuge in the sanctuary of St Sophia. Gibbon records the fate of the 60,000 prison ers: "Male captives were bound with cords, the females with their veils and girdles. The senators were linked w r itb their slaves, the prelates with the por ters of the church and young men of a plebeian class with noble maids whose faces had been invisible to the sun and their nearest kindred, and in this common state of captivity the ranks of society were confounded, the ties of nature were cut asunder, and the inexorable soldier was careless of the father's groans, the tears of the mother and the lamentations of the children." Purifying the Air In Rooms. To purify the air of offices or sick rooms soak a few 7 pieces of brown pa per iu a solution of saltpeter and allow them to dry. When desired for use lay a handful of flowers of lavender, which can be got at any drug store, on a tiu pan with a few pieces of the paper and light. The aroma is re freshing and agreeable and drives away insects. If hot water is procura ble a few drops of oil of laveoder in a glass of very hot w r ater is good. It purifies the air at once and effectually rids the room of flies and insects of all kinds.—Scientific American. Motorist's Luck. "Well, Blithers, what luck did you have with your new car?" asked Jar roway. "More than 1 ever expected," said Blithers. "Just three minutes after the darned thing blew up another car came along with a busted tire, and the owner bought my old tires for $10 apiece."—Harper's Weekly. No Help. "I admit that the architecture of this house is something fierce," said the agent, "but just see how bandy the place is—only à stone's throw from the station." "I see it is," said Tomkins wearily, "hut I'm such a rotten shot it wouldn't be any satisfaction to me."—Harper's Weekly. Bit of a Wag. •Tve bought a bulldog," said Parsniff to his frieud Less up. "and 1 want a motto to put over his kennel. Can you think of something?" "Why not use a dentist's sign. Teeth Inserted here?' " suggested Lessup.-St Louis Globe-Democrat Talent Is that which is in a man's power; genius Is that in whose power a man la. Married And Gone A quiet but pretty wedding took place yesterday afternoon at the Episcopal church, when Miss Lulu Lucas of Glendive and Dr. Guy ward O'Neill were united in mar riage. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. W. S. Raymond. Miss Lucas is the daughter of a merchan of Glendive and Dr. O'Neill is the leading dentist of Roundup. A ter a wedding supper as the guests o C. B. Ingham, the happy couple lelt for Roundup, where they will re side.—Miles City Journal. G. D. Hollecker left Monday even ing for the east. _______ Methodist Episcopal Church Class Meeting.............. 9: *^ a ' Public Worship............10:30 a. m. Sunday School............11:45 a.m. Epworth League............6:45 p. m. Evening Preaching Service. 7:45 p. m* Notice of Contest Department of the Interior, United States Land Office, Miles City, Mon tana, Jan. 9, A. D., 1913. To John Haider of Paxton, Monta na, Contestée: You are hereby notified that Eu gene Zimdars, who gives Bloomfield, Montana, as his post-office address, did on Jan. 9, 1913, file in this office his duly corroborated application to contest and secure the cancellation of your Homestead Entry No. G8599, made April 26, 1912, for Si Section 2, Township 20 N. of Range 50 E., of Montana Principal Meridian, and as grounds for his contest he alleges that the said land has not been culti vated, improved or fenced, or resided on since filing thereon, but that the same has been wholly abandoned, and that the absence is not due to your employment in the U. S, army, navy or marine corps in any capacity, .in time of war or otherwise. You are, therefore, further notified that the said allegations will be taken by this office as having been confessed by you, and your said entry will be cancelled thereunder without your further right to be heard therein, either before this office or on appeal, if you fail to file in this office within twenty days after the FOURTH publi cation of this notice, as shown below, your answer, under oath, specifically meeting and responding to these al legations of contest, or if you fail within that time to file in this office due proof that you have served a copy of your answer on the said contestant either in person or by registered mail. If this service is made by the delivery of a copy of your answer to the con testant in person, proof of such ser vice must biß either the said contes tant's written acknowledgment of his receipt of the copy, showing the date of such receipt, or the affidavit of the person by whom the delivery was made stating when and where the copy was delivered ; if made by regis tered mail, proof of such service must consist of the affidavit of the person by whom the copy was mailed stating when and the postoffice to which it was mailed, and this affidavit must be accompanied by the postmaster's re ceipt for the letter. You should state in you answer the name of the postoffice to which you desire future notices to be sent to you. J. C. AULD, Receiver. Date of first publication Jan. 16, 1913. Date of second publication Jan. 23, 1913. Date of third publication Jan. 30, 1913. Date of fourth publication Feb. 6, 1913. JENS RIVENES, Attorney for Contestant. Notice Of Contest Department of the Interior, United States Land Office, Miles City, Mont ana. To Elnora Kitchen of Glendive, Montana, Contestée ; You are hereby notified that Gert rude Fryer who gives Glendive, Mont ana, as her post-office address, did on December 3rd, 1912, file in this office her duly corroborated application to contest and secure the cancellation of your homestead Entry No. 013915, made Feb. 17, 1912, for the west half of Sec. 32, Twp. 21 N., Rge. Ç2 E. M. P., and as grounds for her contest she alleges that Elnora Kitchen has never established a residence upon said l anc j as required by law and has never re sided upon the same at all; thatsh e has made no improvements upon the said land as required by law ; that the said Elnora Kitchen has wholly aban doned the said land and her said homestead entry for more than s j x months last past. You are, therefore, further notified that the said allegations will be taken by this office as having been confessed by you, and your said entry will be cancelled thereunder without your further right to be heard therein either before this office or on appeal if you fail to file in this office within twenty days after the FOURTH pub. lication of this notice, as shown low, your answer, under oath, specifi cally meeting and responding to these allegations of contest, or if y OU f a jj within that time to file in this office due proof that you have served a copy of your answer on the said contestant either in person or by registered mail. If this service is made by the delivery of a copy of your answer to the con testant in person, proof of such ser vice must be either the said contes tant's written acknowledgement of his receipt of the copy, showing the date of its receipt, or the affidavit of the person by whom the delivery wai made stating when and where the copy was delivered; if made by reg istered mail, proof of such service must consist of the affidavit of the person by whom the copy was mailed stating when and the postoffice to which it was mailed, and this affi. davit must be accompanied by the postmaster's receipt for the letter. You should state in your answer the name of the postoffice to which you desire future notices to be sen to you. -A. KIRCHER, Register. J. C. AULD, Receiver. Date of first publication, Jan. 9, 1913. Date of second publication. Jan. 16, 1913. Date of third publication Jan. 23, 1913. Date of fourth publication, Jan. 30, 1913. ALBERT ANDERSON, Attorney for Contestant. Sheriffs Sale In the District Court of the Sev enth Judicial District of the State nf Montana, in and for the County of Dawson. Mrs. F. E. Payne, plaintiff, vs. Franklin P. Wright, defendant. Sheriff's Sale: To be sold at sheriff's sale on the 31st day of January, 1913, at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m., at the frontdoor of the Court House in Glendive, Daw son County, Montana : The southeast quarter of Section Four, in Township Thirteen, north of Range Fifty-nine, east of Montana Meridian, in Dawson County, Montana. J. D. WYNN, Sheriff, 3t46 By F. E. B., Deputy. Sheriffs Sale In the District Court of the Sev enth Judicial District of the State of Montana, in and for the County of Dawson. Travis Payne, plaintiff, vs. Franklin P. Wright and Jordan Realty and Loan Company, a corporation, de fendants. Sheriff's Sale. 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