Educator's Wife Goes to Follow
Purdue University Head Divorced Aft
er Indian Philosophy Is Said to
Have Taken Wife to South
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
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
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
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
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
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
The following are the points to
be regarded as the most Important:
1. The health of the cows.
3. The sanitary construction of the
4. The sanitary condition of the
6. The sanitary condition of uten
6. The sanitary condition of cloth
7. Sanitary methods of milking.
8. Few utensils, simple In construc
9. Rapidity of cooling.
10. Sanitary bottling room.
11. Rapid bottling Into sterilized
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
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
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
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 ■
Kansas Farmer Stakes $30,000
on the Weather.
Has Tried It Five Times and He's
Out $175,000—If He Ever
Wins He'll Be
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
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
"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
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?'
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
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
"Put her In buckwheat I"—National
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
"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
"You can't dismiss a congregation,"
said the organist, impatiently; "watch
and see how soon I'll get them out."
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*
'"Well,' said I, T think we'll have
'adlgestlon next.' "
Robert Henri, the well-known New
York painter, was condemning a stu
"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
"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?*"
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
"Why—we haven't named ours yet,"
replied Jessica, rather puzzled. "Yon
see, It only came last nlghL"
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
Railroad Caruso With a Cyclone
in Either Lung.
Clyde Hayes, Who Calls the Trains In
Chicago's Big Northwestern Sta
tion, Has a Voice Like a
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
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
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
"What have I done, sir?" he mur
"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- !
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
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- '
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
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
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.
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
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
! 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
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
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.
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