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
So soon as his "ancient enemy" is
banged Dean will take up his ministra
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
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
CANCEL NUPTIALS BY TURNS
Sweetheart and Lover Have Similar
Waya to Get Even—Third At
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
DOCTOR HAS 80,000 PATIENTS
He Boasts of Having the Largest
Clientele of Any Physician in
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
Doctor Jelley told about his gigantic
"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.
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-
"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
"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
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
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
"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.
"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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
FEW liECORD-BREAKING COWS
Remarkable Stride* Made by Dairy
CaUie During Past Half Dozen
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
"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
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
"Put that baby on the couch!" she
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
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
"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.
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