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Educator's Wife Goes to Follow Strange God. a Purdue University Head Divorced Aft er Indian Philosophy Is Said to Have Taken Wife to South 8ea Islande. Lafayette, lnd.—It Is the high priv ilege of all to follow Individual taste In the matter of religious belief, but sometimes the result Is deplorable In the extreme. Not all can think alike as regards the her* and the hereaft er, on this all-important matter of man and hls final destiny, but in spite of this diversity of opinion all good men and women will deeply sympathize with a family where the wife and mother has deliberately left her home to follow after a strange god. Buch a regrettable Instance has Just been brought to light through the granting of a divorce to President Winthrop E. Stone, of Purdue university, who Is given the custody of a minor ehlld, Henry Stone, on the ground of aban donment The course of this tragedy which has brought deep sorrow to the Stone family Is told In a pathetic story dating back three years, when a class In "Yoga philosophy" was organized In Lafayette. Many women and men In college Joined ths class, which be came a fad In aoclal circles. It was taught that a complete fulfillment of "Yoga philosophy" Involved the sep aration from family, friends and kind red, Mrs. Stone became a devout fol lower of this faith and left home. When last heard from In an authentic way she was In Germany, but has been reported since that she has left that country for Kabakon, a South Sea I» land, to Join a colony of followers ol the new belief. In the Island where Mrs. Stone is supposed to be Its mem bers are caUed sun worshipers. This colony Is one of the queerest lln the world. It was founded several Tears ago by August Englehardt and numbers fewer than 100 persons. They live almost entirely on cocoanuts. The clothing they wear Is said to be of ths variety and quality affected by ths If to to er a or ot Its 4 / V/y h n f fni wmthkop r ston* natives of the South Sea Islands who have not come In contact with the 1 civilizing Influences of the mission-1 aries. Owing to the trouble with hls wife Mr. Stone recently sent hls resigna tion to the trustees of Purdue, but they unanimously declined to accept It He has been a capable head of the university since 1900. It was no emotional, impulsive ac tion that took Mrs. Stone from her family. Her course was deliberate, and she followed it after long reflec tion and, apparently, after having counted the full cost. Most singular is the story of Mrs. Stone's fall under the spell of the mys terious Yoga cult. For years she had been reading theosophy and kindred subjects, and was mildly Interested In them. It was along about this time that Dr. George Moulton organized In Lafayette a class In the Yoga philoso phy. Many women and some men, in West Lafayette, the college town, Joined the class, and It became a great fad with certain highly educated peo ple. Moulton taught that the Yoga phil osophy was the religion of the Indian Yogi, or Soothsayers. One of the leading features of this doctrine was that of the "withdrawal," or separation from kindred and friends. It was this feature that at last fastened Itself upon Mr* Stone as subsequent events showed. Meetings of Dr. Moulton's class were held In several homes. Books on the subject were put In the hands ot Mrs. stone and other members ot the class, and their Interest grew. Radical and revolutionary as were the books of the cult. Dr. Moulton seemed to go still beyond them, and evolve a Yoga philosophy of hla own. Bnt the members of the class were warned not to make public any of the private and secret Instructions of how to send telepathic messages, how to hypnotize, how to use the key ot Kar ma Yoga, and how to heal the sick. One of the injunctions In this respect was "Do not become a laughing stock for your friends by telling them what yon can do or how you do 1L" June Brides Set Reoord. New York.—June brides were nev er so numerous In Greater New York as this year. More than 6,000 li censes—6,069, to be precise—were is sued In the month, against 6,738 la the same month last year, which was ths reoord until now. DEMAND FOR CERTIFIED MILK, Most Cities of Population of 25,000 to 60,000 Would Support Dairy If Well Advertised. my D D. WHITE.) The production and sale of certi fied milk will probably never amount to more than a small fraction of the total milk consumed. It la believed, however, that the demand for this class of milk will Increase, not only for Infants and persons of delicate health, but for people who appreciate a good product and want the best. There Is over a score of cities at the present time each of which Is supplied with certified milk from one or more dairies, and It 1' believed that most cities of a population of 25,000 to 50,000 or more would sup port a certlfled-mllk dairy If the prod uct were properly advertised, and Its merits generally known to the public. Physicians assist greatly In the sale of certified milk, and, as a number ot them are usually members of the milk commissions In the various cities, they are thoroughly acquainted with the conditions under which the milk Is produced and freely recommend Its use. to or of It It There are a few essential points In the production and handling of certified milk which must be observed. If these details are strictly adhered to, the quality of the milk, so far as the bacterial content Is concerned. Is assured. The following are the points to be regarded as the most Important: 1. The health of the cows. 3. The sanitary construction of the barn. 4. The sanitary condition of the cow* 6. The sanitary condition of uten slls. 6. The sanitary condition of cloth ing. 7. Sanitary methods of milking. 8. Few utensils, simple In construc tion. 9. Rapidity of cooling. 10. Sanitary bottling room. 11. Rapid bottling Into sterilized bottles. 12. Keeping filled bottles covered with chopped Ice from time of filling to time of delivery to consumer* KEEP POULTRY HOUSE CLEAN One of Most Important Faetors for Health of Fowl Ing Place for Lloe. Nest Is Breed Cleanliness Is becoming the watch word In all lines of farming and espe cially with the poultry and dairy plant. The poultry-house should be cleaned and kept clean at all times for the health of the fowls and to keep down lice and other poultry pests. But at this season of the year, when the weather Is growing warmer and all Insect life Is beginning to renew activ ity, It becomes necessary to give spe cial care to this matter. If lice In the poultry-house are al lowed to breed and Increase In num bers at this season they will be hard to put donw and keep down as warm er weather comes on. Once they get a start they will simply take full possession by the middle of summer, much less of both young and old stock will result and It will he a hard fight to clean them out. But If they are put under control early in the summer they will be easy to keep un der control through the warm season. The nest Is a great breeding place for lice. It Is a good thing to clean out all nesting material every week or two. Either remove it from the yard or burn It, and paint the Inside of the nest with kerosene. If the nest box can be removed to the open and lice seem to be harboring In It, burn ing out with kerosene will make quick work for them. Keep a barrel of lime In the poultry house and sprinkle lime over the floors and grounds to absorb odors and to kill parasites and the germs ot disease. A barrel of lime costs about $1 and It will save many times Its cost by using It around the poultry house. if a to a If a a a 1 Keeping the Pastures Fresh. Nothing Is gained and often much loss results from overstocking the pasture or keeping stock In small pastures until they become stale. If possible, change the pasture now and then, or, better still, take the stock off the pasture entirely for a tew days. Much loss results In tramping, new pastures, especially, while they are being Irrigated. Blue grass pasture will withstand Injury better than clover; but even this Is often Injured by the tramping of livestock, such as horses and cattle, while the ground la soft It is better to let the pasture Me Idle for four to five days after Irriga tion, If possible, for by so doing the animals thrive better and the pasture will last longer. Strength of Egg 8hells. The shells of eggs vary In shape, color and firmness. These variations are more a matter of breed and the Individuality or the hen than of care or feed. The strength of egg-shells Is Important, because breakage Is a source of considerable loss to the trad* However, ttw difficulty of weak shelled eggs Is not one which can be easily remedied. Nothing more can be advised than to feed a ration contain ing plenty of mineral matter and to discard hens that lay noticeable weak shelled or Irregularly shaped egg* Green Feed for Duok* Green oats, sweet corn fodder and rye are excellent green food for both old and young duck* BETS IT WILL ■ to Kansas Farmer Stakes $30,000 on the Weather. at Is of Its ot Is Its Has Tried It Five Times and He's Out $175,000—If He Ever Wins He'll Be Rich, Colby, Kan.—"Jim" Pike Is trying to get rich betting against the weather. Last August he staked $30,000 on the chance that It would rain within three months. If It had rained, as he bet it would, he would have made a quarter of a million and got his $80, 000 back, too. But It didn't rain. Ths weather is a freakish thing out on this high plateau, and Flke will be mighty thankful If the $30,000 Is returned to him so he can have It to take another flyer against the weather this Pike calls his method of fortune hunt ing "Gambling against the weather." He has been at It now for live years and has never won. "But," he says, "I'll make the big killing one of these years. Just sure's shootln', and when I do I'll put on patent leather shoes and go to ths seashore." Pike has staked $176,000 In live years on the chance that there would be enough rain and seasonable weather to give him a bumper crop of wheat Each year of the five something went wrong, either It didn't rain enough to start the wheat right, or It didn't freeze enough to give It a good stand, or the high winds blew most of It out of the ground, or the drought hindered It from maturing; but there enough of a crop in the worst of the live years to return him nearly all he had ventured, and In several of the years he made a profit of a more $20, 000 or so. The thing he Is after Is a crop that will average twenty-live or thirty-live bushels of wheat to the acre. If ever he gets that he may go to the seashore sure enough, or to any old place. And It is a Bure thing that he will get It if he stays with the game, for In 1903 year. of as Is to was a at or of «O 0 Si I "Jim" Flke In the Field. thousands of acres of wheat in thle county yielded 42 bushels to the acre and many fields cut 35 bushels and better. You can figure It for yourself. He has 17,000 acres In wheat this year and It was planted wun less cost than any other wheat In the state. Hls traction plows tore up the earth, har rowed It and seeded it, all In one op eration, at the rate of one hundred acres a day. It cost him $30,000 when the 17,000 acres were In. If he should happen to get an average of 25 bushels to the acre—he won't, because the weather won the bet this year—but if he had won and the average yield was 25 bushels to the acre, that would be 425,000 bushels. Now, take your pencil again: 425, 000 bushels of wheat at, we'll say, $1 a bushel; that's $425,000; enough profit there for some carloads of pat ent leather shoes and trips to the sea shore and around the world. Flke sat scrooched down in hls of fice chair in this town the other day, an old slouch hat pulled down over his eyes, his muddy boots up on hla desk, and he looked through the win dow at the drizzling rain. "Pity that rain didn't come last fall, Jim," said one of hls neighbors. "Y-a-a-s," Flke drawled. "But It didn't. It's a gamble," he said. "We've Btruck five poor years. In a bad year we get six or seven buahela to the acre and barely pull out In a good year it's easy to cut 25 to 85 bushels here. In that kind of a year, with the rains coming light, raising wheat In this country Is like shooting fish in a barrel. That's the kind of a year I've been figurin' on getting. If I once get It I'll tell old Rockefel ler to go chase himself. But lt'a been a scrap. I've been Increasin' my acre age faster than I've been gettin* wheat A fair year with, say. fifteen thousand acres in, would make better than $200,000 clear profit, and a ringer, that's what I am waitin' for, a ringer. I'll clean up a good quarter of a million In one crop, and If several good crops follow one after another, as they have done in times past, and as they surely will again, you can put my name with the other millionaires' In the Who's Who in America book that book with the red covers and gord letters on the back. 'James N. Flke, milllonairè wheat king of Kan sas.' how'll that look, hey?' If as la Me a be be to me it PUT HER IN BUCKWHEAT >» Young Preacher Who Was Exhorting Mountain Farmers Received Un expected Solution of Problem. A young preacher had been sent out by the state mission board to hold evangelistic meetings In the moun tains, and at the first one he held be met Lin Dobbins, a tall, lank, rusty looklng lndiivdual who Immediately conceived a great liking for the preacher, and decided to let his crops go while he followed him. So every where the minister went, Lin went, too; and he always sat on the front seat with one leg crossed over the other, his chin In his hand, his elboy resting on his knee, looking up at the preacher as if he were some kind of deity. The young preacher knew very little about the methods of the mountain farmers and their haphazard manner of scratching a living out of the rough hillsides; so when he attempted to use Illustrations which he fancied would appeal to their understa ndin g, Lin always became uneasy. "Let me tell you," said the preacher one night, "of a certain man who had a piece of ground. The snows melted and the ground lay moist beneath the rays of the early spring sunshine. The many voices of awakening life called to this man, but he heeded them not. He failed to plow his ground In due season; and even after the gentle rains came and the buds put forth, his land still lay untouched. Seed time passed away, the summer sun poured down upon the ground, and the weeds had grown up In rank profusion. The day of harvest was nigh at hand, but he had sown nothing. At that late day, what was to be done?" He paused to give his words effect, and at this Juncture, Lin, who with dropped Jaw and open mouth had taken all this In, suddenly threw up his head, made a speaking trumpet of his hand, and exclaimed In a very audible stage whisper; "Put her In buckwheat I"—National Monthly. m. a of to Didn't Know How. It Is said that once when Reginald de Koven was touring the country he found himself in the town of Dayton on Sunday. They told Mr. De Koven that an Episcopal church In the neigh borhood had a superb organ. Accord ingly, he went to that church, as cended the organ loft and sat beside the organist during the morning's service. "You seem to know something about music," said the organist. In a condescending way. "I'll let you dis miss the congregation If you like." "Why, yes," said Mr. De Koven, "I would like that very much." Accordingly, at the end of the re cessional, he exchanged places with the organist and began to play Men delssohn's "Spring Song." He played beautifully. The Dayton people, en thralled by the wonderful music, re fused to depart. They sat in rapt enjoyment, and after the "Spring Song" was finished Mr. De Koven be gan something of Chopin. Suddenly a heavy hand was laid on hls shoul der and he was pushed off the music stool. "You can't dismiss a congregation," said the organist, impatiently; "watch and see how soon I'll get them out." to of by Next! Mrs. 3. T. Rorer, the well-known cooking expert, compared French and American cooking in a lecture to the girl graduates of Chicago. "American cooking, with Its simple dishes and Its free UBe of the grill," she said, "Is healthful; but the rich sauces of French cooking and the lib eral use of the frying pan make the French flabby and dyspeptic. "I was once entertained at a Paris restaurant famous for Its chef. We had such dishes as salmi of becasse, etuve of beef and aubergine au gratin — «ad then my host, leaning back with a satisfied smile, handed me the n>»nu and said: " 'And what'll we have next, Mr* Forer T" '"Well,' said I, T think we'll have 'adlgestlon next.' " at to be to Art "Criticism." Robert Henri, the well-known New York painter, was condemning a stu pid critic. "Hls Interpretations are always wrong," Mr. Henri said. "He always misunderstands totally an artist's con ception. He reminds me of the Cln namlnson woman before Millet's 'An gelus.' "When the 'Angelus' was on exhibi tion at Earle's In Philadelphia, a Cln namlnson woman dropped Into see 1L She gazed with lively Interest at the two peasants standing reverently in the sunset glow In the quiet meadow. Then she said: "'A courtin' couple, hey. Seem a Mt shy, don't they?*" of In Not Yet Christened. The Browns had a new piano, and Jessica was telling two little neigh bors all about It "What Is the name of your planoT" asked one listener. "Ours Is the Pick ering." "Why—we haven't named ours yet," replied Jessica, rather puzzled. "Yon see, It only came last nlghL" of Going Back Into the Past. A tracer Is sent out by the West ern School Journal to ascertain what has become of the old-fashioned coun try "Usum" In which one of the Im portant debates every year was, "Re solved. That the signs of the times Indicate the downfall of the repub jUo." Railroad Caruso With a Cyclone in Either Lung. It is Clyde Hayes, Who Calls the Trains In Chicago's Big Northwestern Sta tion, Has a Voice Like a Foghorn. Chicago.—Clyde B. Hayes Is the rail road Caruso. Every day from 3:30 p. m. to 11 be proclaims the departure of more trains than any other station oaller. His concert platform Is of all steel construction and It 1 b located way up near the Bplendld celling of the new Northwestern railroad sta tion. Thirty thousand people each day lend appreciative ears as he skylarks the suburban schedule on the Milwau kee and Galena divisions, plus enough overland trains to keep Chicago and the Pacific coast bound in close fel lowship. Presidents of the United Btates, boy orators, world famous evangelists, divinities of grand opera, baseball umpires—none of these ever bad the constant opportunities of Train Announcer Hayes to enlighten and electrify a listening multitude. Passing swiftly over the poor boy and burning ambition section of hls Ufe, we find Hayes In full'charge of a night accommodation train In Nebras ka. Yes, until recently he was a rail road conductor, and was treading the threadbare aisle of a Nebraska ac commodation, occasionally unhooking a brightly nlckled lantern from hls left elbow and dropping off Into the night to wigwag the engineer. One day the division superintendent of the Northwestern line at Omaha summoned young Conductor Hayes In to hls grim presence. "Are you aware, Mr. Hayes, that yon have been 'turned In' a number of J in à h « >i ; ') ? § 1 c ') -3 ilWi I j j | 4 ly times lately?" said the superintendent |_«t to the conductor after the latter had nervously placed his cap on the edge | of the glass topped table. Hayes trembled and hls heart sank, To be "turned in. In railroad patois. a means to be the object of complaints by passengers. "What have I done, sir?" he mur ïï rr I VI I irnrrri Caller Haye* i , a to mured anxiously. "You have disturbed the sleep of a large number of passengers on this line," said the superintendent. "Let ters have come to me from traveling men who ride on your train, and they say that when you announce a station 1 at night your voice not only wakes them, but scares them and knocks them out of a proper frame of mind to do business the next day. Here -1 after, Mr. Hayes, when calling out sta- ! I i ! 1 tions 1 wish you would not try to dis place the window panes or experiment with sound vibrations on the bell rope. But It seems that Mr. Hayes is a walking library for volumes and vol- j umes of stentorian noise. It couldn't be suppressed, and as he had no time to attend a ball game and let out steam on the bleachers, he bad to re sume hls old habit of standing at one end of a yellow car and closing the door at the opposite end by sheer force Also he would of hls low register, cough when Impelled by the platform It an d the stovepipe would col- j lapse with a jangling noise. For a time the gentle patter of cinders j would be stilled and the volatile dents In the water cooler would take up the echoes. At least, that was the descrip tion given by the sleep-eager passen gers who signed a petition which was sent to the big chief at Omaha ere another month had passed. The railroad officials were deeply puzzled by the case of Conductor Hayes, who had proved himself relia ble and efficient In every other way. Borne one suggested putting him on a day run, where people sleep at their own risk, or at the mercy of the train butcher. In the meantime the hilarious story of Conductor Hayes and the sleepy drummers found Its way to Chicago and Conductor Hayes was ordered to report here. He came wondering and promptly he was set to work learn ing the list of train departures. Then when the new station was opened, like an admiral on the porch of a bat tleship, he stood In hls high balcony and began hls Interminable recita tions In earnest. For a day or so he wrestled with echoes and acoustlo snares, but now he has mastered the problem of resonance In the great sta- ' ooa. BEST PEACHES FOR MARKET Five Varieties That Can Be Safely Relied Upon for Succession— Mountain Rose Ranks First. (By It. Q. WEATHERSTONE.) We consider tne following five varieties of peaches to be the best that can be safely relied upon for a succession. They cover the season from medium early to late, says the Agriculturist. Mountain Rose.—This peach Is too well known to need an introduction. It is one of the best, If not the very best of the medium early sorts. Un like many of the earlier varieties. It has never rotted with us. We have found ft hardy, productive, of fairly good size, and, for an early kind, of exceedingly good flavor. We have never found all these qualltiv ) in any other early peach It ripens in early August and is a fairly good shipper. The Champion Is a worthy succes sor to the Mountain Rose, which is follows early In ripening. The tree is a rapid grower and hardy. It also ranks next to the Oldmlxon. White, round as an orange, with a dainty pink cheek rivaling the blush on a modest maiden's cheek, and of a lus cious flavor that Is barely surpassed by the ruby lips of the aforesaid! maiden, we consider It the most beau tiful of all the varieties yet Intro duced and just as good as It looks. Oldmlxon Tree.—We would not think of setting a peach orchard that did not include the Oldmlxon. VVe would not, however, advise a very heavy planting of it, as It has not. proved with us an extra good ship ping variety. The fruits are of good' size, white, with a red cheek andl very luscious. Nothing ever grown by us has excelled them In flavor, ex cept it be the Stephens Rareripe. The trees quickly attain a large size, pro duce abundantly and the fruit ripen* about the last week In August With the exception of the Elberta, the white varieties have been far the better producers and much more re munerative than the yellow. We have tried Globe, Willett, Smock, Salway and several other sorts, but have dis carded them all except Elberta and Crawford Late. Elberta Is unques tionably the market peach and Just now the most remunerative of git known varieties. DAIRY BUTTER IS PROFITABLE Lack of Attention to This Product Has Resulted In Increased Manu facture of Oleomargarine. Farmers have been giving dairy but ter less and less attention In recent years and as one result of this oleo margarine, as a cheap substitute, ha* come Into use. I It has been observed during the j months of phenomenally high prices that the butter substitutes are flour j ishlng to an amazing extent. They are taking a place In the world's com | merce which ought to be held by good, wholesome farm butter. With plenty of choice dairy butter, oleomar garine would be driven from the ta bles of American families generally. When creamery product Is selling at 4 to 50 cents, the oleo comes quick ly Into common use, becau- e there Is |_«t enough dairy butter to meet the demands. The substitutes get their | Bta rt and hold a large and valuable trade simply because the farmers are neglecting the opportunity to furnish a 8ufflclent EuppIy of falr to choice I I dairy butter. Not all farmers are lo i cated near enough to creameries so , that they can deliver their milk once a day without unreasonable travel. Those who are not should keep but ter dairies, large or small, according to circumstances, and market their product once a week. This Is In the line of diversification and It Is a paying proposition, should not be all dairy, not all poul try, nor all hogs, nor all corn, but a wise mixture so that the farmer al 1 -1 . ! Way8 haB 80raethln 8 for t he - -Bh mar kets. A little pushing along the dairy I line just now Is justified both by pres i ent prices and future prospects. ! When farmers can get 25 cents or 1 It j more for a falr t > uaI,t 5 r of butter, as at P reaent - there la money In It for them and they can afford to give that branch of husbandry a great deal more attention than they do. Wet or Dry Feeding. Many poultrymen now grind part of their chicken feed Into a meal so that It can be fed either wet or dry In j the form of mush. It has been found that In forcing chickens for quick j growth or egg producing, feeding a portion of ground feed Ib a great help. grinding and the hen so fed can use the energy thus saved for something else. - That Is the real advantage of feeding ground grain. The general consensus of opinion at the preaent time Is that the dry mash Is more desirable than wet Many practical poultrymen, however, still prefer the wet mash, Part of the work of digestion has been accomplished by the artificial Mortality Among Young Ducks. The cause of mortality young ducks may be traced to over heat, dampness, getting wet. lack of grit, gray-head lice, sudden showers, delayed hatches, exposure to sun, lack of fresh water, drinking vessels, too shallow, breeding stork out of con dition. among Corn may enter Into the ration with ' ou * an 7 serious results, but It should not be made the entire ration. Corn for Horses. It Is claimed on reliable authority that corn-fed horses are more suscept ible than those given other grains.