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The Story of a Turtle’* Meal.
A butterfly hunter tells the follow ing story of swamp life: “In the water right between my feet was a spotted turtle that had just cap tured an appetizing but by no means dainty morsel. This was a terrapin like bug that was more than a mouth ful. His body was already out of sight, but clawlike legs protruded from both sides of that isoceles triangle which a turtle’s mouth makes when it is closed and waved a frantic fare well to the passing underwater world. The turtle was a long time in masti cating his terrapin, but it was a happy time. His whole body blinked con tentedly. and he waved his fore legs With a caressing outpush. a motion ex actly like that of a child at the breast. Then he w r agged his head solemnly from side to side, as a wise turtle might who feels that such good luncbes are put up by fate only for the knowing ones of this watery world, and pushed himself halfway under the roots of a tussock for a nap.” i What He Saw. “Do tell me something about Mr. Oldplot’s latest play!” said the young lady on the bottom stair at tbe dance. “They say the climax at the close of the third act’s superb. Won’t you do scribe it to me as you saw it?” “I will,” grimly consented the young man with the split white kid gloves. ‘‘The heroine came slowly on and knelt, dagger in hand, behind a clump of pink ribbons. Then the hero emerg ed from a large bunch of purple flow ers. and as soon as she perceived him she fell upon him, stabbed him twice with a handsome hatpin, and he sank back into a beautiful aigret.” “What in the world are you talking about?” exclaimed the fair listener. “Well.” replied the narrator, “you see. the lady in front of me refused to move her hat, and that is just how the scene appeared to me.”—London Scraps. One of Florence’s Jokes. That genial comedian W. .1. Florence had a habit of promising a man a tisb or some game when he was about starting on a hunting or fishing trip. Day after day would pass, and the game would not be forthcoming. Hut almost every day a letter or telegram would come saying that Florence had not forgotten: that Florence was just about sending the game; that there was no cause for worry, as a fine fish or deer was on its way to the express office. At first this solicitousness would cause courteous letters and tele grams in return. As the delay got longer the victim would get impatient and would finally be literally haunted by huge fishes or deer, “with the com pliments of W. ,1. Florence.” Then some fine day. when it was least ex pected. t,vo fish or deer would come. FOOD FOR A YEAR Meat ... 300 lfcc. Milk - 240 qts. Butter ................. 100 ibs. Eggs 27 doz Vegetables. 500 Its. This represents a fair tion for a man for a year.. But some people eat and eat and grow thinner. This means a defective digestion and unsuitable food. A large size bottle of Scott’s Emulsion equals in nourishing proper ties ten pounds of meat. Your physician can tell you how it does it. FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS Send 10c., name of rarer and this ad. for oar beautiful Savings Bank and Child’s Sketch-Book. Each bank contains a Good Luck Penny. SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl St. New York A. P. Nicholson F. C. Meyers, D.D.S. DENTISTS, Office over Perry's Dry Goods Store. Telephone Nos. f Edgerton - Wisconsin DR. J. L. HOLTON, DENTIST. OiHoe in the Ladd and Holton Block. EDQERTON, WISCONSIN. City Steam Laundry H.M. RAYMOND, Prop. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Telephone 37. Edgerton, Wis. j J. P. TOWNE, LAWYER, Justice of the Peace, Court Commissioner Notary Public. Prosecutes Pension Claims and Claims for Increase. Over P. O. Edgerton, Wis. Home Course In Live Stock Farming I. —Fences. By C. V. GREGORY. Author of "Home Course In Modern Agriculture," "Making Money on the Farm, ’ fctc. Copyright. 1909. by American Press Association. ONE ot the most important parts ot the equipment for live stock farming is a good sys tem ot fences. Poor fences cause breacby stock and endless trou ble. lu the case of horses a wire cu*. due to a poor fence will often mean a large enough loss to pay for several rods ot good teuce. Woven wire is unquestionably tbe best fencing material. It is sightly, durable aud efficient. The expense is higher than for barbed wire, but this can De cut down by making ouly the lower part of the fence of woven wire and using barbed wire for the upper part. The strip of woven wire should be from two to three feet in height, ::-:y>>.*vivXv:vXvXvjv jujtiiwr — v*-' x Jk * z*S**Jr& PTQ. I.—A WELL BRACED CORNER POST. with two or three barbed wires on top. Tins makes a fence that will turn any kind of stock from pigs to horses. There is little danger of a horse get ting into such a fence and getting cut. Wtiere much stock is kept it will pay to have the entire farm fenced with this or some other kind ot fence that is hog or sheep tight, it is not a ques tion ot whether you can afford it or not; it is a question of whether you can afford not to do it. it will prob ably not be possible to fence all the farm iu one year, but tbe work should be done as rapidly as possible. The extra feed the hogs and sheep will pick up will pay the entire cost of fenc ing in a very few years. Cement Posts. Tbe first part of the fence to be put up is tbe posts. Tbe time for putting up cheap posts that will rot out and need renewal in three or four years is past. There are two ways of secur ing lasting posts—making theft) of ce ment and treating woodeu posts with creosote. Cement posts are not hard to make. The first step is to make a wooden mold of the proper size. About six inches square at tbe bottom, taper iug to four at tbe top, is a very good size. Three cornered strips should be placed iu the bottom of the molds to make the corners of the posts rounded. A number of molds can be built side by side, so that several posts can be made at once. Tbe best mixture for cement posts is one part portlaud ce ment. two aud one-half parts clean, sharp sand and five parts gravel. The sand and cement should be mixed dry. Theu add water and mix to a thick mortar. After this is well mixed spread it out in a thin layer and spread the required amount of gravel over it. Mix the whole mass well by shoveling over several times. The inside of the molds should be greased with soft soap to keep the cement from sticking. Spread about one and one-half inches of concrete over the bottom and tamp it well. Near each corner lay a steel wire lengthwise of the post. These re-en forcing wires should be fairly heavy, but will not need to be galvanized, as the concrete will keep them from rust ing. They should be looped at the end to prevent slipping. Now add concrete up to within an inch of the top of the mold, tamp again and put in two snore re-enforcing wires. Fill the mold to the top. tamp and round off the upper corners. Long staples with the points bent a little to keep them from pulliug out should he stuck into the cement at the places where the wires are to be fastened. After the posts are set the wires can be fastened to these staples by a small piece of soft wire twisted through them. After the cement has partially set it should be covered with sand to keep it from drying out too rapidly. The posts should be sprinkled at least once a day for a week, when they may be taken from the molds and stored away in moist sand to cure. It takes sixty days for a cement post to cure properly, and it should not be set be fore that time. In the meantime the sand should be kept moist by occa sional sprinklings. The cost of ma terial for cement posts the size men tioned and seven feet long is not more than 25 cents a post, not count ing the labor. When once in place they will last practically forever. The method of treating wooden fence- C. V. GREGORY posts with creosote is very simple and inexpensive. Any kind of post is suit able for use with this treatment—in deed. tbe poorest soft wood posts last the longest after being properly treat ed. Tbe apparatus ueeded consists of two small metal tanks, one of which is arranged so that a fire can be built under it. Both tanks are filled two thirds full of creosote, which can be bought by the barrel at reasonable rates. The creosote iu oue of these tanks is heated almost to boiling, and the posts, which must be well sea soned, are placed in it and left for about six hours. Usually only the part of the post that is to go into the ground is treated. After remaining in the hot creosote for six hours the posts are taken out and immediately placed in the cold creosote. The sudden reduction of temperature causes the steam in the pores of the post to contract, making a partial vacuum, and the air pressure drives the creosote into all parts of the post. This treatment costs only about 10 cents a post. Tbe treated posts will last twenty years or longer, or abort five times as long as untreat ed ones. In putting up a* permanent woven wire fence great care must be taken to see that the corner posts are well braced. Fig. 1 shows a very effec ive way of making a solid corner. The :orner post should be considerably lar jer than the others. A hole 2 by 4 should be dug to set it in. Bolt a piece of plank about three feet long to the bottom of the post aud a shorter piece at right angles to the first. Fill in dirt up to The top of these and tamp it solid. Then roll in a number of large stoues and till the rest of the hole with dirt, tamping it well all the way up. Such a post, if properly braced, will not give much under any strain that may be put upon it. A way that is still better, though a little more expensive, is to set the corner post in cement. The fencing selected should be strongly woven and made of good sized wire. Flimsy fencing costs a little less at first, but does not last well enough to warrant putting it up. Be sure that the cross wires are fastened firmly to the longitudinal strands, so that they eaunot be spread out of place. Both the woven and the barbed wire should be well galvanized. Wire that is galvanized after weaving, as shown by tbe crevices and joints be ing tilled with the galvanizing material, will last much longer than that which is galvanized before weaving. In the latter case the galvanizing material will be more or less cracked, and the wire will soon begin to rust. It is of great importance to have the wire well stretched. An ordinary wire stretcher will not stretch woven wire tightly enough Where a large quan tity is purchased at a time a power ful wire stretcher is usually Thrown in. It will pay to set a temporary post a little way back from the corner to stretch from. The wire should be wrapped around the corner post and fastened in several places, as tbe strain % s " V \ ' •• W \ ..•" . ••••’. . • >: . ' • ..> SiSfeiSrS | ' PIG. II.—A GOOD FAltXi GATE. here is very heavy. If there are more than twenty rods in a single line it will be uecessary to brace a line post midway between tbe corners to stretch from, as more than twenty rods can not be tightened satisfactorily at one stretch. , Wherever a gate is to be put in the posts will have to be braced solidly. A good way to do this is to put in posts that will extend about twelve feet above the ground and connect the tops with a strong wire. This method of bracing cannot be used with cement posts, as they will pot stand much Jateral strain. A swinging gate is by far the most convenient, provided it is properly put in. It should be well enough braced so that it will not sag and drag on the ground. In places where the snow is likely to drift a gate that can be ad justed to various heights is a great convenience. Fig. 2 shows a conven ient and easily constructed type of wooden gate. For road gates and at other places where appearance counts for anything an iron gate is preferable. It locks better and is more durable, but the cost is considerably greater. Just a Fit. Id the Ex-Libns Journal an amusing anecdote is given of a man anxious i'or a coat of arms and fortunate in finding one. A secondhand bookseller la night at a country sale some 3uo volumes of handsome but unsalable old sermons, books on theology and the like. He placed a number of these oiitsidi his shop. Soon afterward a well dress ed man and said. “Have you any more oi this kind of books with this shie’d on them?” pointing to the bookplate attached, which bore tbe arms and name of a good old countrj family. “That box, sir, is full of books from the same house.” answered the book seller. : “What do you ask for them?” in quired the man. “I’m going back to Chicago, and I want to take some books, and these will just fit me. name and all. Just you sort out all that have that shield and name, but don’t you send any without that nameplate, for that’s my name too. I reckon this old fellow with the daggers and roosters might have been related to me some way.” Picking a Horse. A British cavalry officer, speaking of horses, said: “Give me a free hand and I should pick a roan—that is, for good temper and quick learning. Dark grays and blacks are mostly strong and hardy, and so are dark chestnuts. Asa gen eral rule, light chestnuts and light bays are nervous and delicate. A rusty black’s a sulky pig nine times out of ten. Then, again, there are ‘white stockings,’ as they call them. You know the old saying, ‘One white leg’s a bad un, two white legs you may sell to a friend, three white legs you may trust for a time, four white iogs you may lay your life on.’ ” This does not agree with an old Yan kee saying: One white foot, buy him; Two white feet, try him; Three white feet, look well about him; Four white feet, go on without him. Now, however, the American idea is similar to that of the sergeant, and they say, “Four white feet you can stake your life on him.”—London Spec tator. An Ingenious Device. When Sir Robert Perks' school days were over he entered the office of a firm of lawyers and worked very hard. It was no uncommon thing to find him reading latv at 5 in the morning, and this often after he had been working late on the previous night. Asa mat ter of fact, he made it an inflexible rule never to be in bed of a morning after 5. To enforce this rule he in vented an ingenious device. This con sisted of a long glass tube tilled with water nicely balanced over his head and attached by a string to an alarm. At the desired hour the bell rang and awakened the sleeper. If within a few seconds he did not leap from his bed and avert the calamity the descending weight of the clock destroyed the bal ance of the tube, and down poured the water on his guilty head!—From “The Life Story of Sir Robert W. Perks, Bart, M. P.,” by Dennis Crane. The Limit. There is a blacksmith who has a shop downtown and who has a reputation for good work, especially in the mak ing of ice tongs. But he claims to be an expert on any kind of ironwork. Recently a man dropped in on him while he was working on a pair of ice hooks. “1 see you are an expert on ice hooks,” said the caller. “Oh, yes! 1 make ice hooks putty good,” remarked the mechanic, “unt I also shoe your horses or do other iron work yust so good ” “Well.” said the caller, “I’ve got a stove on which the hinges need re pairing. Can you fix them?” The blacksmith drew himself up to his full height and scornfully asked. “Do you think I am a dod gasted jew eler?”—St. Joseph Gazette. The Comparison. Dropping into the Garrick club one afternoon, Charles Brookfield, the dram atist, found a well known actor, who happened to be playing David Garrick at the time, reclining in a chair right under the portrait of the immortal “Davy.” Brookfield stopped in front of him and looked first at the portrait and then at the man. “By Jove, old fellow,” he exclaimed at last, “you grow more and more like Garrick every day!” “Do you really think so, Brookfield?” returned the delighted victim. “Yes,” came tbe crushing retort, “and less and less like him every night.”—London Tatler. Unique American Families. The Harrison family, like the Adams family of Massachusetts, on its illus trious genealogical tree carries the names of one signer of the Declaration of Independence and two presidents of the United States, and in this record the Adamses and the Harrisons stand apart in a class by themselves. These distinctions in one family, it can be noted, will never again be equaled. 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