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-l£"e:S 1 RETIRE Criminals list. rmlned t« Who He foi •Jtiot, .. time ..nlrteen as deputy —anty, Arkansas, bis guns, give up —oer of the law and go Mississippi, bis native preach the gospel ol ood will to the rough men tnown him hitherto only as to trifle with. This" change of life and front Bob Dean decided on Sunday night, Decem ber 17, at the close of a three weeks' revival service conducted by Rev. Chambers Mannering, who converted Dean early In the meetings. It was during the closing of the services that the deputy sheriff arose and said that be Intended to lay down his pistols •nd take up the Bible. There Is only one reason for the delay. He Is not ready to assume his role as preacher until he has closed bis career as an officer of the law by officiating at the hanging of Henry Coates, now in Jail at Osceola, Ark., •waiting execution. Last April Coates •hot and killed Marshal R. L. Fergus on of this town, and so seriously wounded Bob Dean himself that he lay In a Memphis, Tenn., hospital for three weeks, his life hanging by a thread. By a special dispensation of the governor, at the request of Sheriff C. B. Hall, the latter official will re linquish his duty as sheriff on that oc oaslon and allow Bob Dean to do the banging of the man who wounded him. So soon as his "ancient enemy" is banged Dean will take up his ministra tions. Coates was discovered a few miles from Osceola in the act of tying up bis boat and taking on a cargo of whisky. Upon the officer's demand to give himself up Coates had the boat push off and replied with a volley of buckshot from his shotgun. Both offi cers returned the fire, their shots going wild. The second volley by Coats, however, felled Dean, and an other and instantly killed Ferguson, whose body pitched headlong into the river. Five days later the dead body of Ferguson was found 25 miles down the river, and on the following day came the news from the Tennessee side that Coates had been captured. During the trial of Coates Osceola cooler heads prevailed, but even after he was found guilty and sentenced to hang mutterlngs became so loud •gainst him that he was taken to the •tate penitentiary for safe keeping. His sentence affirmed by the supreme court and upheld by the governor, the entire county seems satisfied that ven geance for the slayer of one officer •nd the serious wounding of Bob Dean will be properly meted out. The declaration of Dean that he will renounce bis former life after spring ing the gallows on which Coates will bang has awakened much local curi osity, and that there will be an im mense crowd present in Osceola when tbe hanging comes off is a certainty. Dean declares that Arkansas shows some signs of returning conscience that the wave of crime which lias passed over the state during the last year has receded, and declares that the time Is ripe to follow this up, to go forth and show people the error, of their ways. CANCEL NUPTIALS BY TURNS Sweetheart and Lover Have Similar Waya to Get Even—Third At tempt Refused. Washington, Pa.—Miss Louisa Tim mlns, seventeen years old, of Mount Hope, started for this place with her relatives to wed Sherman Webb. Webb disappeared from the train at Arden station, and there was no wed ding. Thanksgiving day was the day set for their wedding, but Miss Timmins, who was visiting at West Alexandria, sent word she was having such a good time that tbe wedding could wait. Webb became angry and declared the engagement off. The two became engaged again and set tbe wedding day for Friday, but tbls time Louise was fooled. Some person suggested a third attempt to get married to Louisa, but she said there would be no third time. 8teals Burglar Alarm. San Francisco, Cal.—Betrayed by a burglar alarm 1m had stolen, Joseph Sullivan was captured by detectives attracted by the clanging of the gong, and wassentenced to three months in tall. Sullivan' purloined a suitcase be longing to T. McOovern, Inventor of burglar alarm. In his haste to ••t away, Sullivan did not stop to ex •mine the contents of the grip, and wh about to make his escape when the delleately balanced alarm'went off. The clanging could be heard for a block. Find Bullet inAppendlx. L«wreneeburg, Ind.—Stricken with MPeadldtls while on hunting trip, B—jsmin Kramer died before help *Mld reach blm. Surgeons found a 1 «artidse la hi* eroeedl*. DARING HEN LOSES HER LIFE Motorcycle Puts End to Pastime of Annoying Automobile Chauf feurs. West Springfield, Mass.—A motorcy cle driven about a mile a minute in Rlverdale road, according to witnesses, ended the somewhat extraordinary career of the famous dodging hen, which for several months has fooled automobile drivers and trolley motor men in Ashleyville. The hen was a big Leghorn, and was familiarly known as "Mrs. Dodge" to the motormen of the Holyoke road. All summer she seemed to take great delight in running in front of the cars, no matter how fast they were going, just escaping by a hair's breadth. At first the men used to slow down to allow her to get by, but soon they no ticed that she would start from the roadway as the cars approached and run in front of them. Time and time again, it is reported, she lost tail feathers. After a time the hen found the trolleys too tame for steady use, so she took to dodging automobiles. This proved more exhilarating, as they came faster and were more numerous. Persons who have watched her say that she has dodged as many as fifteen machines in rapid succes sion, and seemed to enjoy the fun im mensely. She successfully ran in front of a large touring car which was going to ward Springfield at a moderate pace, but failed to observe a motorcycle go ing In the opposite direction at a fast clip. Before she could change her direction of march the machine was upon her, and with a frightened squawk she departed this life. FROZE HIS TONGUE TO POLE Missouri Boy Offered All KindB of Aid by Crowd—Is Freed and Goes to Doctor. Independence, Mo.—Albert Antoine Bundschu, nine years old, youngest son of A. J. Bundschu, an Indepen dence merchant, has a sore tongue. It came about as a result of trying to test the adhesive power of cold iron in zero weather. With some schoolmates, young Bundschu was passing a candy store on .West Maple avenue. While some went in and bought candy, Bundschu stood on the sidewalk near an irdn trolley pole. A sudden Impulse seized the boy to apply his tongue to it. He tried it. His tongue remained frozen to the iron, and all of his ef forts to get it loose were fruitless. A crowd gathered. There were many suggestions. One man came running with a bucket of cold water, which he said was just the thing "warm wa ter would never do." Another from across the street snatched a teakettle full of boiling water from his stove and came to the rescue. Finally F. A. Schweers, proprietor of the candy store, arrived with some lukewarm water which was poured on gradually, at the junction of the trol ley pole and the boy's tongue. Gradu ally the tongue came loose. Then the boy went to the family physician for treatment. DOCTOR HAS 80,000 PATIENTS He Boasts of Having the Largest Clientele of Any Physician in the World. London.—A physician with eighty thousand patients, according to his own statement, is unusual even in these days of big enterprises. He is Doctor Jelley, ho practices in Hackney and its vicinity, where he is known, as he is throughout London, as "the threepenny doctor." Doctor Jelley told about his gigantic business. "1 have had eighty thousand patients this year." he said. "I am not at the beck and call of every one. I have the biggest practice in the world." At I'oplar, where he had lieen for five weeks, the roadway was crammed and hundreds had to go away. Since he had been in Hackney the death rate had been lower, lie did all the work himself. lie knew' some people who would wait outside his door for two or three hours. The trouble was in a great many cases, he said, that as his fees were so low people let monetary considera tions affect them in applying to him. He did his best, but could not give them ail his attention. Music-Loving Cows. Milwaukee, Wis.—J. Gilbert Hlccox. bank directod and farmer, producing milk of quality, has discovered that the use of a cheap phonograph has increased the producing value of hia herd of seventy blooded cows two quarts each a day. As the milk sells to the exclusive set at 12 cents a quart, this makes his music worth $1,000 a year to the farm. He tried the experiment on the theory that music at milking time would make the cows less inclined to be nervous. He was right. Bossy, under the soothing influence, yielded all the milk she pos sessed. Waltz music proved the most satisfactory from the cow standpoint. Rag time agitated rather than quiet ed tbe bovine nerves. Bit Her on the Ankle. Media, Pa.—After deliberating an bour and a half a Jury awarded Mrs. Elizabeth S. Snowdett of this place, $25 In her suit against Dr. Morton P. -Dlckeson, a neighbor, whose pet monkey, Timmie, climbed into Mrs. Snowden's bouse and bit her on tbe ankle while the was taking a bath. The monkey vu declared to be vl- Her Disarranging Plains "How nice to meet you, Martha Shaw!" exclaimed the little woman with her hat awry as she sank into the vacant seat on the elevated train beside a serene faced young woman. "I suppose you also are bound on that necessary errand. Don't you abso lutely dread Christmas shopping?" "Not in the least, you funny Josie Graham," Mrs. Shaw answered with a superior air, "I don't believe in rushing madly around at the eleventh hour to select gifts that Invariably prove unsuitable and oftentimes are unappreciated. I'm giving only to my Sunday school class and the children In the family. For the girls I have made dainty little fancy things dur ing the summer for the children I bought books away back in Septem ber. Today I'm going downtown to lunch with a dear friend." "Fortunate creature!" Mrs. Graham sighed, enviously, another wrinkle appearing in her forehead as she opened her bag, drew forth a list and hurriedly added another line o! cramped writing. "I've just remem bered that I must get something for the little girl next door. Last year her mother sent the baby a book, and, of course, she'll expect some thing for Betty this year." "Don't you think that Ib a wrong conception of the Christmas spirit, giving because one gets?" Mrs. Shaw asked. "I never will be a party ta such a mercenary arrangement." "It doesn't seem quite right, but 1. hate to hurt any one's feelings by seeming to slight her," Mrs. Graham replied, looking out of the window anxiously. "Mercy! How this train crawls. I know I won't have time to buy half the things on my list." "I wish I could persuade you to try my plan," Mrs. Shaw said. "Outside the children and the Sunday school class not a single soul will receive anything from* me but a card express ing a Christmas sentiment. You know, that is the custom abroad, and it is a very convenient and pretty one." "But I'd feel awfully embarrassed on receiving gifts, especially if they happened to be things I really want ed, knowing that I had sent the donor merely a trifling card," Mrs. Graham demurred. "Wouldn't you feel em bar rassed under similar circumstances?" "Not in the least," Mrs. Shaw an swered, placidly. Mrs. Graham looked dubious as sha removed a needle from the front ol her shirt waist and picked a strand I pf red silk thread from her skirt. "II one could only make up one's irlnl to begin one's Christmas work early in the year!" she mused. "Some o| my friends did and— That reminds me can you keep a secret? I can't, I'm afraid. When we were at tho lake last summer Mrs. Kemper Vnit you the most exquisite pale pink pornli shawl for a Christmas gift." "How sweet of her!" Mr3. Shaw ex claimed delightedly. "And pink, too! She knows that pink is my favorite color." A thoughtful look came inta her eyes. At the next stop the two arose and lost tiie car together, parting when they leached 1 lie sidewalk. Late in the afternoon when Mrs. Graham paused beside a handkerchief counter she bump«d elbows with Mrs, Shaw, who was frantically inspecting tho contents of various boxes. Her calm appearance of the morning had vanished, and she was disheveled and wild r-YfrJ. "If it isn't tho h.ckiest thins to meet you now!" Mrs. Shaw exclaimt d. "Do you think Mrs. Kemper would l!ke a lace handkerchief for a gift? I've racked niv brains and I can't think of another thing. There, that's n:v bundle that dropped—all th«se are mine. I must have them made into one. You never know when' you'll get things if you have them sent at this busy season. "But I thought began Mra. Graham wonderingly. "Something fine and exquisite, of course," Mrs. Shaw said. "She has taken so many love-stitches for me in the pink shawl. By the way, I had a delightful visit today with my friend. She brought me an exquisite center piece, her own handiwork. I've just bought her a dainty short silk ki mono. I met Mrs. Horton after I left] you she said that Fanny had made me the sweetest little Irish crochet jabot I just love them. I got Fanny a belt buckle—young girls love pretty things. "I think this is the prettiest hand kerchief. It is the last thing I'm go ing to buy today. I'm completely worn out, aren't you? I'm going-to run down again tomorrow and buy the other gifts. I caught a glimpse of my brother Jack's wife at the fancy work counter matching a cord to a pillow top that I know is for me I have always openly admired hers. I think I'll give Jenny and Jack a piece of cut glass they are starting housekeep ing, you know.®' "Haven't your Christmas plans be come a little disarranged, my dear?" Mrs. Graham asked, unkindly. "No, Indeed," Mrs. Shaw returned quickly, giving her hat a push which landed it over the left eye instead of the right. She held out her band en cased in a soiled white kid glove for her package and added with dignity, "I am Bimply elaborating on mjr ^DATftY EXCELLENT AS ROOT CUTTEF Home-Made Affair Proves Equally Ef fective as Fancy Priced Implement —How it is Made. I have a root cutter that I made which does the business just as well as one that would cost a fancy price, says a writer in the Orange Jodd Farmer. I can cut a bushel of roots in less than two minutes. Anyone handy with a saw and hammer can make one like it. Make a box, a, 8x10x12 inches. For the slide, b. use two pieces of Inch boards Inches wide and 28 Inches Homemade Root Cutter. long. Make the knife, c, out of a piece of sheet iron sharpened on both sides. It should be two inches wide and 8 inches long. Nail sheet iron 8 inches wide on top of the slide frame and put the knife in place as. shown. Fasten a bow made from the end of an old buggy shaft, as shown by d. Hinge it to the slide and fasten it to the handle, e, with a bolt. Nail two cleats on the side of the legs, as shown by f. The slide will operate on these. WATERING COWS IN THE BARN Successful Dairyman Rigs Up Port able Tank, Large Enough for Three Animals to Drink. A successful dairyman recently out lined to us his method of watering the cows in the barn, says the Ohio Farmer. He objected to using the long, continuous feed trough for wa tering, his objections being that there will be in the process considerable evaporation into the atmosphere of the barn. Damp air in the barn means that It will be chilly. The' evap oration from the gutters and radia tion from the cows saturate the air more than it should be without any further addition from the trough. To overcome that objection and yet provide a means of watering in- the stall he had rigged a trough on low wheels. This movable tank was so constructed that It would run nicely above the continuous feed trough. In that way the cows can he watered In a very short while without being loosened from their stalls. The tank was made long enough so that three cows could drink at a time. A man may be sweeping the feedway at the same time or doing other work while moving this tank cart from time to time. HOMEMADE FEEDING TROUGH Easily and Cheaply Constructed by Using Common Lumber—Excellent for Giving Roughage. A good trough Is easily and cheaply constructed by using 2x4b, 4 feet long for corner posts set 2 feet apart, and a 4-inch trough 1 foot from the ground, using twelve 2-inch boards for the bottom of trough. Common 6-inch fencing boards serve for the slats, set 8 inches apart Home-Made Feeding Trough. thus each sheep has 4 Inches of feed ing space,- and thirty sheep may feed at a 16-foot trough. Roughage will feed nicely from this trough. 8hould Get Separator. A farmer who lives foo far from a good market for whole milk should get a separator. He should feed the skimmed milk to the pigs and calves. Not only does a separator save labor for the women folk, but also for the men. And the returns are greater In the long run than if the whole milk was Bold. Frozen Pumpkins No Good. Pumpkins will freeze if you don't watch out and frozen pumpkins are of no good to anything. Good, ripe, sound pumpkins are enjoyed by tbe cows and help the milk flow very much. Variety of Feeds. A variety of feed for cows will tend to correct bad flavors and other objec tionable features of certain kinds of feeds, such turnips, oil meal and tbe like. a FEW liECORD-BREAKING COWS Remarkable Stride* Made by Dairy CaUie During Past Half Dozen Years—Few Results. It would startle a dairyman of 40 years ii^o to look at some of the rec ords established recently, by leading dairy breeds in America.?. Then a cow that wi uld produce 27,432-pounds milk In a year would have been considered as prosperous as the old world looked upon Columbus' idea of the earth be ing round. However, Colantha 4th Johanna, the famous Holstein cow, produced that amount of milk under careful supervision. It teBted 3.64 per cent butter fat, being a total of 998 pounds butter fat for the year. Another Holstein, Lunde Korndyke, was a close second, with 26,192 pounds milk to her credit for. a year, which tested 3.33 per cent, or a total of 872 pounds butter fat." However, all good cows are not Holsteius. Readers will recall the re markable record of the Guernsey cow, Dolly Dimple. She produced 18,808 pounds milk In a year which tested out 878 pounds fat. Jersey breeders have something to brag about. Jacob*'.' Irene produced 17,253 pounds milk in a year, which yielded 952 pounds butter fat. Anoth er Jersey cow, Olga 4th's Pride, gave 16,275 pounds milk, producing 871 lioupds butter fat in -ar. A third Jersey, Sophie 19th, Vuiie giving only 14,373 pounds milk, made 854 pounds butter fat. There are, a half dozen, or more well-known Jersey cows that have exceeded the 800-pound mark for butter fat in 365 days. When the aver age farmer gets a cow that will pro duce 300 pounds butter fat. he thinks he has something pretty good. Then again, Ayrshire^, are not to be ignored. Netherhall Brownie 9th, an Jersey Heifer. Ayrshire cow, has a record of 18,110 pounds milk which produced 820 pounds butter fat. Other breeds like Brown Swiss and the dairy strain of Shorthorn have in teresting records back bf them. When a dairyman gets ouf-of Borts with the world and thinks little progress is be ing made let him contemplate some of these facts and note the really re markable strides dairy cattle breeding has experienced the paBt half dozen years. Cleaning the Separator. In cleaning the separator be sure and see that the parts are dried rap idly so they will not rust still the drying should not be done with a cloth, as much lint will be left, and on this will be iarge number .of bac teria. Boiling Water will cause the parts to dry rapidly and evenly, and will be death to many of the bacteria. Records Are Essential. It Is impossible to build up and maintain a dairy herd except thorough discriminating selection, and this can only be attained where, careful records are kept and a high standard of excellence sought. Test for Quality. When you test your cows for quan tity, you must ajso test for quality in order to determine definite results'. Some cows: give a greater per cent of butter fat than others. DAIPY NOTE'S The dairy increases the crop yield. As a soiling crop for milk and brood sows alfalfa is superior to the clovers. Three feeds a day for tbe new calf are better than the same amount in two feeds. Doesn't it look as though the cows would never get enough when hay Is up to $15 or $18? Why not find out just how many of the herd are boarders,"and then get rid of the boarders? Sometimes it is well to improve the man with the cows while working for Improvement among tbe cows. Why should the horse be curried and brushed any more than the cow that produces a part of what we eat? Cows giving milk should have on* quart of corn chop and one quart of wheat bran mixed with the cut fodder three times a day. If you have six cows and no sepa rator sell one of the cows and buy a separator. You will save work and make money by the deal. Selecting the best heifer calves from the best cows and keeping a first-class sire, are methods of building up a dairy herd within the reach of all of us. One of our dairy farmers writes that he has 'been keeping some rec ords and finds that since feeding silage his profits have increased about 30 per cent. A canvas or oilcloth cover for the separator Is one of the little things that helps keep the machine in good running order and prolongs its use fulness. Two pounds of butter will soon be worth as much as a bushel of wheat. One way of increasing profits in many dairy herds would be to sell Some of the cows for beef. Mrs. Fleming Gerber is a bachelor. When bis bosom friend Fleming suddenly mar ried a girl unknown to Gerber, mar ried without the slightest preliminary warning, Gerber felt hurt. He was in Shanghai when the news reached him. Smothering his feelings, he ca bled his congratulations. Then he wrote, promising to drop in on tbe Flemings the very first moment be landed In Chicago. Mrs. Fleming was anxious to know Gerber. She had beard all about tbe old school days, the tricks, tbe sum mer evening larks, tbe swimming bole and the pasture lot athletics. She felt as though she knew Gerber and would instantly recognize him, even though Will had no picture of bis chum to show her. Time went on regardless of matri mony and friendship. The business in Shanghai proved long drawn out. When a year and a half had passed Fleming had ceased talking about bis boyhood days and Gerber's arrival was a mislaid hope. Fleming put In all his spare time amusing William Fleming, Jr. On the memorable night that Mrs. Fleming was called away to her mother's, at the other end of the city, Fleming was alone'with his son and heir, his pipe and papers and mem ories. The son and heir went to sleep. Fleming's pipe was drawing well and the memories slowly crept out of the years. It was just then that Gerber walked in. Tbe two old friends skimmed briefly over the main events of their history and Gerber was about to begin on bis oriental experience when Fleming interrupted him. "Just hold on a minute. I'll tele phone Mildred that you are here. She's perfectly crazy to know you." Fleming started for the nearest drug store to telephone. He no sooner had closed the door behind him than a fretful murmur from some corner of the flat caught Gerber's ear. Almost immediately the fretful murmur be came a wall. Gerber, panic-stricken, made one jump for his hat, put it on and started to escape. But a blood-curdling roar made him turn desperately toward the noise. A baby! Fleming had a baby! What did one do for a dying infant and where was the fool father? Gerber's knowledge of babies came slowly from tbe comic pictures In tbe newspapers. You picked them up and walked with them. Gerber tried this with shaking handB. It worked like a charm. Round and round the flat went Ger ber. On the twenty-second round, just as he swung with graceful stride toward the parlor, the door opened and a natty hatted, gowned and gloved young woman stood blinking dazedly at the interior of her home. Gerber surmised that the yeung woman was' Mrs. Fleming. He was sure of it when, with flashing eyea, she demanded: "What are you doing with my baby?" Gerber stared helplessly. "I beard him crying and I thought I'd pick him up," be explained hesitatingly. "Oh, you thought you'd pick him up!" cried Mrs. Fleming, her mind one gallery of newspaper headlines, pictures of kidnapers and "black hand" murderers. This dark, olive skinned, smooth faced tall man, with the soft slouch bat— For one awful second Mrs. Flem ing's heart stopped beating. Then with lightning swiftness she was at the library table and her hand touched her husband"s brand new gun. She pointed It straight at the head of the man. "Put that baby on the couch!" she ordered. Gerber obeyed and then opened his mouth to explain. "Don't move or make a sound. l'U lire if you do!" commanded the wom an with the gun. Gerber flushed and stood motion less. Fleming found an interesting tableau on bis return. A rigid Gerber, a deathly pale wife with a shining new gun rigidly poised and a sweetly slum bering infant. "What the-^Mildred! What in heaven's name are you doing with that gun? Put it down! This Is Ger ber. Gerber, you know. I went out to call you up to tell you to come home and meet him. Your mother 6ald you had just left. I stopped in to get some cigars and—" Gerber began to gurgle something. Mrs. Fleming gave a sudden lurch and with a "Well! The baby!" crum pled up on the library table. Fleming gave one look at Gerber and then at the sleeping Infant. Then he threw up his hands. "Gerber, 1 clean forgot tbe kid," he cried. Would Save the Trees. Mrs. Helen G. Longstreet is work ing hard to save the forests of Geor na, and is making speeches In the itate to get money to carry on the work. She would have the state build dams in different parts of the itate to provide power for mills. Mrs. Longstreet is very much interested tn the work of Mr. Gilford Plnchot in the direction of conservation, and wishes |a belo him much ooulble.