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The Coitax Chronicle
Published by Chronicle Ptg. Co., Ltd.
H. G. GOODWYN, Managing Editor.
It Is almost time for the summer
The annual slaughter of the aviators
appears to have begun.
The switching off of blizzards ma,
yet become a piece of high art In the
The sociologist who estimates that
the value of a baby is $2,800 clear
never had a baby.
The destruetlom of the peach crop
will take place next July and many
will have a hanbud in it.
Chibna's republic Is going through
many of the troubles that come tc
every new-born babe.
About once a year the Ohio rivet
proceeds to show that it could foal
the navies of the world.
When one prices handbags he be
gins to think a Florida alligator term
would be a good investment
A Washington woman says her
elothes cost her $493,30 a year. 3vi
dently marked down from 60,.000.
Someoody has written a poem about
"The Little Sod Shanty." The little
sod shanty is very poetlo--n a poem.
An rstronomer tells us that a year
on Mars has 730 days, but possibly
Mard is married and the year only
feels that long.
If there is ope thing more than .
thing else that kills poetic fancy,i a
to see a motorcycle plugging alogi
Massachusetts proposes to Impose a
tax en bachelors, and some of the
bachelors in that state elaim the ree
doa Is worth it.
A Missourt girl wants .2o000 for asc
en kisses. This Is a case where the
law of supply and demand doesn't ap
ply In any sense.
A Philadelpha ofcial suggests that
all married men be compellc to wear
a label. How would a string, tied
ea the Sager, de?
A European physician says he can
graft hair on a bald head, but it is
better and cheaper to conserve our
Now it is learned that the Egyp
tans "knew all about" appendicitis
7,11 years ago, and they went right
at it with incantations.
A dosen young women in a Pennsyl
vanla town have organised a non
swearing club. This is a good idea if
it's absolutely necessary.
"Millions for defense, but not A cent
for tribute" American women are
protesting against the Importation of
styles from that deer Paris.
While a trial was In progress at
Portland. Oregon. one attorney hurled
an ink well at another. A strong
argument for the fountain pen.
A San Francisco woman wants a
divorce because her husband talks too
much. In California the women are
on an equal footing with the men.
A woman physician Is telaing her
sex that big feet mean big brains. But
then the average woman doesn't pea
tiularly wish to look intellectuaL
A Camden, N. J., girl has been seat
to jail for 90 days for kickting a polie
man on the chin, thus furnishtig an.
other argument for tall policeme.
Pennsylvania is to build a new penti.
tentiary with the labor of convicts.
That seems like adding insult to in.
Justicea of the peace can no longer
perform the marriage service in New
Jersey and the clergy are reaping a
A new malady s attacking the treas.
ury clerks who count money in Wasuh
tngton. It will not, however, become
The day of shingles is passing and
that of slate, tile or metal is coming.
A root which fire cannot Ignite is want
ed in all towns.
A Californlia woman who marries an
alien loses her right to vote. Call
fornia girls are becoming cautious as
well as alert.
Not all the violets on the IteetW re
real--not all the roses abloom a fair
faces are genuine. Thus the work of
tmprovvtg on nature moves merrily
There are no more poles to be found,
and the scientific explorer can now
give his undivided attntion to the
There were no polaes eroved
uar early youth, but it faddeuas us to
reflect that the kids of t aday hve
more geography to study'than we did
Now that kisses are n Prited=
ea poet cards, the government prob
ably will have to rescld its order
barring the Uasbestos t 4 1 rm the
STOP OLD-FASHIONED WAY; TRY THE NEW
In experiments to show bow much
faster seeds of any kind-corn, pota
toes, beans, could be planted with the
use of modern seeders and planters,
than the old way of planting by hand
and covering with a hoe, it has been
demonstrated that two men and a
team of horses, using machines, could
do as much work as twenty men doing
the same work by hand. That is, one
man and his horse and a machine did
as much work, and did it better, than
ten men could do working along the
old-fashioned lines, to say nothing of
the cost of maintaining the extra nine
This ratio will apply to the use of
Loss of $5,000,000 Yearly to
Crop by Many Insects.
Flea Beetl and Various Forms of
Cut Woer Also Contribute Large.
ly to Immense Amount of Damr.
age That is Wrought.
(By A. C. MORGAN.)
The loss due to tobacco insects, of
which there are over 100 species in
the United States, is rarely less than
$5,000,000 yearly, it we consider, in
addition to the actual lost in pounds
of tobacco, the lowering of the grade
and consequent lowering in price of
Hibernation of .tobaooo horn worm.
Pupa In hibernating aell in sell at the
depth at which pupation usually takes
place In the stiffer slls.
injured tobacco, the poor quality of
the late tobacco which has been reset
after insect attack, and cost of com
bating the different species. Most of
the loss is due to a few species of
insects. Of these, the most notable
are the tobacco lea beetle, various
species of cut worms, and the tobacco
Cut worms occasion serious damage
almost every year, but the pests that
cause the worst yearly damage are
the tobacco horn worms. v'heir in
jury varies from 2 or 3 per cent, in
years of scarcity, to 10 per cent or
more when they are numerous. To
this shortening of and injury to the
crop we must add the cost of fighting
the tobacco worms, which varies from
$2 to $8 per acre, when insecticides
are used, to $8 or $10 per acre when
hand picking is relied upon.
Tobacco moths begin to emerge
from hibernation about June 1. and
the emergence continues until late in
August. Within a few days after
emergence the female moth will begin
to deposit eggs, which will hatch, In
about four days, into the born worm.
In about three weeks this worm will
become full grown and will enter the
ground to pupate. The hibernating
cell of this tobacco worm is about
four inches below the surface of the
ground. In midsummer the pupa
spends only about three weeks in the
cell in the soil, at the end of which
time it emerges uas a moth of the seo~
ond generation and beglns to deposit
All moths that emerge from hiber
nation as late uas from July 10 to 15
may produce a second generation dur
ing that year. Moths emerging after
July 15 will not produce a second
Tobacco Horn Worm.
generation, but the horn worms pro.
duced by these moths will begin to
enter hibernation about the O10th to
15th of August.
It has been the commonly accepted
belif that the heavy "shower" of
worms tn late Jly and August is due
to a second genmeration of tobacco
wormn Buh, howver, is not the
I nearly every machine employed in
farm work, and while the farmers
having limited areas may not always
find it to their advantage to use ma
chines, still every farmer should
make sure of that fact by experiment.
and by consultation with the authori
I ties of his experiment station.
Of course the best way to find out
such things is to try for them. Just
borrow a machine for a day, push it
for all it is worth. Then do a similar
amount of work by hand, and in this
way you can quickly satisfy yourself
whether the old-fashioned way or the
new is better and"the convition will
COTTONSEED MEAL FOR FEED
Numerous Experiments Have Revealed
and Confirmed Excellent Results
It is noc a hurtful admission to ac
knowledge that cottonseed meal can
not be fed in large quantities. This
only goes to show its high quality as
a feed. A man does not at one sitting
eat a pat of butter or drink a Jug
of molasses, or gulp a bowl of gravy.
He does not pour out vinegar by the
cruet fVll, or eat salt and pepper by
the spoonful. These are tidbits, or, as
the French say 'east la sauce qnl fait
manger la poison. So cottonseed meal
makes the dry rations of the domestic
horse go down, and not only down,
but what is more important, go
through. If farm animals in the South
could be fed daily on a ration a mini
mum of one pound of concentrates be
ing cottonseed meal, this land would
be a richer and, happier qn while
this would be in actual amount only
about ten or cent of the concentrated
portion of the feed, its mechanical and
nutritive value would be at least that.
Professor W. A. Henry, dean of the
Wisconsin Agricultural College, and
perhaps the greatest practical animal
feeder in the world, under the head
ing. "Cottonseed Meal for Horses,"
quotes approvingly Gebek, a recog
nised authority on horse feeding, as
follows: "Draft horses do well on a
ration containing two parts of cotton
seed meal." He then adds on his own
account: "The use of cottonsend
mean for horses will be greatly extend
ed at the South if experiments reveal
equally good results." Numerous ex
periments have revealed and confrmed
these very results.
In truth cottonseed meal as a feed
for horses has passed far beyond the
stage of experiment. To put cotton
seed meal into the ground without
first running it through the inside of
an animal, seems to me to be a direct
Insult to a bountiful Providence. It
our farmers were to take their own
freight-free cottonseed meal, feed it
first to their farm animals, and next
to their farm lands-oh, what would
come of itt
CHEAP COOP FOR FATTENING
Pen May Be Made Any 81ze Desired,
and Floor, Made of Slats, Makes
This fattening coop ean be made
any sihe desired. It has a slot front,
with the slots far enough apart to
allow the chickens to eat and drink
Good Coop for Fattenlg.
out of the little troughs, writes D. D.
Lawson in The Farm and FLreside
The floor is also made of slats, which
makes the coop sanitary.
The little troughs are made with
lids, thus protecting the food and was
ter from dirt and dust The roof is
slopina, to allow the water to run of
it in rainy weather. A box of gravel
or oyster-shell should be kept in the
coop. This is an excellent way to
Make a Pretty Border.
Plan to have plenty of flowers this
summer, but if you are restricted ain
your desire determine to begin a has.
dy herbaceous border. This should
consist of hardy, early and late bloom
int bulbs and perenniaals. As such a
border is intended to be undIsturbed
for years perhaps it should be deerly
spaded and well manured.
OUT Or TtlOIxDIA
Actual Summit of Matterhom
Edward Whymper, the first man to acomplish the ascent of the MIatt4e
horn, died not very long ago. Since his famous feat many mountalneers have
climbed to the summit of the magnificent peak.
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WRESTLING WITH A SNAKE
A thrilling experience was that of
B. W. Copley, in Dallas, Te., recently.
when he came to grips with a sixteen
feet long boa constrictor. Copley had t
the snake on exhlbtlIon Ino measu
and took him over to Oak Cliff suburb
to give him an airing, and to teed him.
He tossed five little chichens to the
snake, which swallowed them whole.
killing them In his gullet by compress
ing his museles. Then Copley gve I
him ve eggs. He swallowed them
too. After feeding Copley theoght the 4
snake was quiet and drowsy. so be 1
and an assistant started to carry him
away on a blanket. The assistant
stumbled and dropped his end of the
blanket. Then the sake woke up.
wrapped himself around Copley's legs
and was preparing to throw its coils
around his body, when Copley soldei
the snake's head above the jaws.
snapped it suddenly backward and
broke the neck.
IS THIS THE HOLY GRAIL?
There is now resting In the safe de
posit vault of the Second National 4
bank of Frankford, a suburb of Phila
delphia. a metal vessel which the own- I
ers assert is the Holy Grail, or the cup
actually used by Christ at the Last
Supper. The cup is composed of gold.
silver, brass and Iron. The surface is
coated with palladium, and the ma
terial is as hard as steel. Four earm
eled bands or rings encircle the cuap
and the outside surface is Alled with
The relic is in tie care of the exec
tors of the estate of the late Edward
Biddle Latch. of the United States
navy. Mr. Latch believed that the
Holy Grail was a cup within a cup.
and was of the opinion that the hid
den surface of the inner 'cup of the
vessel now in Frankford is covered
with symbols of rare historic vale.
Speaking on this phase of the subject.
he said that the separation of the cups
would be a matter of much difculty
and that it was also inexpedient Mr.
Latch obtained the cup for an tasig
nifcant sum through a beggar or tramp
who said he had picked it up by the
MARRIED IN THE SADDLE
Married on the main street of Fort
Klamath, Ore, while astride of their
saddle horses was the unique way in
which Joseph Hessig and Mrs. PFa
nie V. Marsh, a pretty widow, began
life together the other day. The bride
groom came from his home la Siski
you to Fort Klamath, where he for
merly lived, and purchased a large
number of beef cattle. He was met
there by his bride-to-be, and together
they went out and rounded up the
stock. Mr. Hessig had secured a mar
riage license and he and Mrs. Marsh
drove the cattle from the feeding
grounds into the city. Rushing then
Into a corral, they rode to the store
of John H. Hesig. brother of the hum.
band-to-be, and asked,hma to telephone
for Justlee C. C. Jaksoa. who oses
answered the call. While the two
sat on their horses tn the ateste he
pronounce$ the wards which made
Mrs. Marsh the wife of Mr. Hetgs.
FRAUD POSED AS A SAINT
A man amed Bumar and veserted
tn upper Slesla an a prophet ad salat
has ben arresteed on a charge o a
lass succesaes of frauds. He is a
person of humble orlgf with a dish
cinatlon to work, who masaged to
persuade the-eoEtry people that he
was endowed with supastu pow
ers and could foretell the future
Prom all parts ci 8leEa pdgrlas
came for his aid and advice, sd he
received them a roeam adored with
religious pictures and fragrpan with
Incense burning la dimly lit lamps
Sometimes a hundred persons visited
him In a staln day.
His tfe and gratultles breuht him
an annual Income of 87.600, and he
might still have been th the reeept of
this competency had It not bees for
the outcry made by a poo widow.
from whom he tried to etort O. for
which be guaranteed to resom bete
late husband from the sufferings he
was supposed to be enduring It the
The woman made a great aeert to
raise the money, and the stary eame
to the policee, who promptly rrested
NOVEL WEATHER PROPHET
M. Violle recently demonstrated be
tore the Academy of Sciesoes of Paris
an lnteresting mechsalsm, itvested by
another scientist, K. Plageelt, by
which it will be possible to detect 2d
hours In advance great variations la
the weather. This little lnstrument is
a wireless receiver, of such acute sea
sitveness that It records a storm at a
distance of 300 miles. It takes a av
erage storm about 2 hours to travel
IN A QUART OF HONEY
A bee culturist gives some interest
Ing data concerning the work of bees
In gathering homey. He, caleulates
that a quart of bone. represents no
less than 43,000 miles of 3iuht between
the hive and the owers Also. that In
Ruins of T ple of KomOmbos
Under the directon of M. Maspere the antlqultlee department of
has made rapid proee ef late In uneevering the wonderful menumsents
the land of the Pharaohse The debs of gentrlee le being oleered
from mmy an ancient temple.
June. which Is the busiest mont oth
the season, the workers of one colony
easily cover u much as twice the dis-
tance between the earth and moon lna
one day. The distance of the moon.
from the eacth is 37,00 miles. There
fore, the gathertag of about tea quarts.
of bhoey means, totaling the ight ct
all the worklers of the colony a tlght
of some 4761,2 miles
CUPS WORTH A FORTUNE
Romantic as are the associations or
historic plate wth the life of the past..
there Is scarcely less romance asso
dated with the battles fought over
old cups and spoons and salts when
they make their apparance in the
saloeroom. Perhaps there Is no more
amasng example than the pair of
standing cups made for the wcrpor
tion of Boston. England, in the year
1522. The silversmith who wrought
them, a cunning man of his hands, got
no more than $100 for the work. Two
hundred and fifty-five years later the)
corporation, doubtless In a it of pr
vatg madness, sold them for thb paltry
sum of 13 guilneas Five years ago they
fetched £2,900 (about $14,500). a
commentary sumclently incisive oun
the prophetic Insight of Boston's city
fathers. One is permitted to guess
what would be the state of mind of
the silversmith it be could know that
his standing cups had been sold for
a sum representing 140 tlnes the
amount he was paid for them.
The story of the famous plee
known as the Blacksmith's cup is
hardly less astonishing. What it cost
orignally cannot be told, but In 1t1w
It Mfched $186. a decade later it had
sprung to $1,760. in 1890 It was sold
for $2475 and last year reached the
enormos figure of $0,000.
Not long ago a silver tahtand or
the year 130 was sold for $400 an
ounae, while Mr. Hlmes, OGlasgow
man with a singularly choioe clle
tion, has urean f1,500 ousee for a
foatshaped cup of the sxtieath ena
tury. In 190 a set of thirteen Apstle
spoons brought 24,500 whitl another
set eleven nly was recently bought
for more than $0 tlmes the amount it
bh fethed sn 1855.
BRAVE DOG TO THE RESCUE
In a sensational manner, Clara rv
tager, 10 years old, of Brut Potts
town. Pa., was saved from drowning
by a shepherd dog in the Schuylklll
canal, the other evening. The gsrl, It
ampany with her 8-year-old sister,
was playing along the banks of the
canal, when Clara tfell into the canal
at a point where the water is l2 feet.
deep. The dog dased In after her,
caught hold of the child's lreea, anO
kept her head above the water. MI
the meantime a young man living close
by the canal heard the yoSagr girl's
screams for help, and jumped into the
water. The dog was nearly exhausted
by the strugglee, and the young man.
reached the side of the drowntig girk
Just In time.
CHINESE MUSICAL DEVICE
The iilustration shows an
amulsi device ot the Chins, being
a whistle that is wired to the tall et
ia pigeo sad plays a museal nto
when the bir4 to tIn dlht. Though t
whistle looks clumsy, it is of very