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Sporting Blood
(Copyright. 1919, McClure Newspaper Syn
The only person in the Argus office
who didn't treat little Miss McLean
with the utmost respect from the mo
ment of ber joining the staff was Ban
nister. Bannister wasn't the typical
sporting editor of fiction and movies.
Be didn't wear checked suits.
He didn't gabble unceasingly in
baseball slang. He was tall and som
ber and chronically pessimistic con
cerning prise fighters, star pitchers
and race horses. He was sporting ed
itor because of an uncanny gift of
analysis that made him the best fore
caster in that field In the state.
The "old man" had discovered this
quality In Bannister and bribed him,
with an Increase In pay, to quit gener
al reporting and specialize In sports.
Bannister didn't like being a sporting
editor. He wanted to be the paper's
feature writer. And Betty McLean
had Just been given that Job.
Betty had come to the Argus from
nn unimportant upstate paper. len
ders, the old exchange reader, had dis
covered her stuff and showed it to the
Loss. Phillips was always after good
Material. He sleuthed Betty out and
hired her.
When Billy Saunders, the city edi
tor, Introduced Bannister to Miss Mc
Lean Bannister grunted. He didn't
give the girl a second lootwhich was
bad judgment, because Betty was well
worth looking at.
Also she overheard part of what
Bannister said to Bart Heminway, the
police reporter, as he passed the hit
ter's desk a moment later something
nbout "putting the newspaper business
on the blink."
From the apprehensive glance Hem
inway directed toward her at Bnnnis-
Overheard Part of What
ter*s words Betty knew well enough
what It was the lanky sporting editor
had said. 8he flushed hotly but made
no sign. Then and there, though, she
resolved to "show that big boor that If
anything Is putting the business on the
blink It Isn't the women."
Betty took rather more pains than
she otherwise might have to be nice
to everybody else In the Argus shop,
BQ as to make more pronounced the
lofty Indifference with which she treat
ed the .sporting editor. She Ignored
his almost insultingly perfunctory
greeting the next time they metand
after that the sporting editor and the
new feature writer apparently were
unaware of each other's existence.
Betty had been on the "Argus" al
most two- weeks before she got a
chance to show what she could do. In
deed, she was beginning to wonder
whether Saunders's Idea of utilizing
a woman writer was to keep her run
ning around to suffrage meetings, get
ting photographs of "richest babies,"
and such like cubs' errands', when lief
opportunity came.
Down at the South End there was a
big acid works. An explosion in one of
the buildings killed six of the foreign
employees and maimed many others.
The fire department had had an heroic
Job. It was a big storybut man's
stuff, all of It Saunders, happening
to glimpse Betty, a wistful outsider to
all the hustling work going on, called
to her. "Go and get a sob story on the
wives and sweethearts of the explosion
victims," he said, and turned back to
Ma schedule.
Betty got the story. Every one of
the six had had a family. Four of the
families had been planning to return
to the old homes In Europe the next
week. The story was full of possibili
ties. Betty wrote It magnificently. In
bold, splendid strokes. Saunders had
limited her to half a column, schedul
ing: It for a minor head and to "follow
all explosion." When he read what
|the girl had written he played her
etory up in a three-column box In black
Bannister always read every word of
ithe Argus except the sporting page.
He vras poring over the paper next
day when Betty came into the city
ror-m. He was reading her story for
the second time. The girl looked
clean ever his head and went straight
to her desk. Bannister, peering sol
emnly overefhe top of the paper, stud
ied her intently. Presently she went
out. "Well, the darned little cuss!"
said Bunnister to himself.
"And I had the gall to think I'd make
a feature writer!"
There was one man In the Argus
ofPce who was even more thoughtfully
courteous to Betty than any one else.
That was Travers, tire dramatic and
usical critic. Travers was as iigrapc
ulate in manners as In dress, and very,
very superior. He had a Harvard ac
cent and no Intimates la the office.
Betty considered him the most genu
inely cultured man she had ever met.
He talked literature, particularly
poetry, with her. The day after her
beautifully pathetic picture of the
stricken wldo'vs and orphuns appeared
Travers besttfWed upon it nn analyti
cally Calm approval that she valued
more than all the enthusiastic praise
of the rest of the office.
Then be invited her out to dinner.
Bannister saw them going, noted the
deferential yet protective attitude of
the critic, and swore volubly.
A month passed. Then came the
night of the riot. It had germinated is
a nest of anarchists in the slums and
It broke out of a clear sky. A bard,
bad crowd gathered silently, then with
a sudden, crashing uproar began raid
ing the arms and ammunition places.
The police reserves were out and the
riot call for troops sent In. The town
was in a turmoil, the streets perilous
all in a moment. Betiy had been din
ing with Travers, a frequent custom.
They had been to a foreign restau
rant, a little away from the center of
As they turned a corner they found
themselves in the midst of a frantic
crowd, red-flagged, crying "Death to
capitalists!" Ono burly fellow threw
an American flag on the ground, spat
upon it, kicked it.
Betty flamed into fury. "Stop that,
youyoucreature!" she cried, shak
ing her fist at the brute. "Make him
stop it!" she demanded, turning to Tra
vers. With one accord the wild-eyed
crowd rushed howling at them. And
Travers, slinking Betty's hand from his
aim, turned and fled.
The burly man, first to reach Betty,
seized her arm with cruel grip.
Thrusting his face close Into hers, he
swore vilely at her in English. "We
fix such kindyou! Bight now!" he
shouted. Then, still gripping her arm,
he turned, leering, to his companions
and gabbled some question in a foreign
At that Instant a long police night
slick swung over Betty's shoulder and
the burly man went down with a thud.
A ruck of rioters rushed at whoever
was behind her. For on instant Betty
was in the midst of a scuffling, grunt*
Ing, cursing mass. A strong arm swung
her Into the shelter of a long body,
and twice again the yellow stick re
sounded on thick skulls. Momentarily
the crush of ill-smelling humanity
leaned away from her. Then around
the corner came a dozen policemen
with riot guns. The bolshevlsts scat*
tered and fled. And Betty found her
self snuggling tightly to the side of
Fred Bannister.
"By thunder, girl, I only got here In
time!" He laughed through labored
"Oh, dear!" shivered Betty. "It was
mighty lucky for me you happened to
'Happened' be blowed! I heard yon
mention the Little Europe as you came
out When this started I knew yon
were in wrongIn that company. So 1
bummed this club and came aruanlng.
I met Mr. Yellow Fellow beating It
Listen, Betty, I don't have to tell you
what sort Travers Is. He's told you all
about himself now. After this I'm go
ing to take you around. Ton need an
escort with less culture and mors
sporting blood/*
"Well, after the way you've treated
me, I like your nerve!" protested Bet
ty but she smiled gratefully up at
"Glad you do," replied Bannister,
"It's brand new."
To Ascertain Days of Months.
Shut the fist and let the knuckle ot
the forefinger represent January with
its 31 days, and the depression between
that and the next knuckle will repre
sent February with Its smaller number
of days. And thus every month that
corresponds to a knuckle will be found
to contain thirty-one days, and every
month that corresponds to a depres
sion a smaller number of days. The
little finger knuckle will represent
July begin again with the forefinger
knuckle, which stnnds for August, and
from this on continue to count through
the months of the year.
Hardly Complimentary.
Some friends of mine, while East
last summer, met a woman that had a
monkey for a pet which she made a
big fuss over, hardly noticing the
children. This naturally disgusted
them very much, bat little Mary Jane
was charmed and tried hard to make
friends with bin, but he did not seem
so Inclined. One dsy, after another
unsuccessful attempt, the woman
carresslng him said: "Oh, he doesnt
love yon like he does me." Little Mary
Jane Indignantly replied, "Why, of
course not, he should lave his mother
best of all. I'm not related to htm."-*
Chicago American.
Mother's Occupation.
Bertha's mother wss plucking the
feathers from a chicken and the little
one was greatly Interested in watch
ing her when the doorbell rang. Bertha
was sent to answer the bell, and when
the caller asked where her mother was
the tot snswered: "She's In the kitch
en nndresslng a chicken, and she can't
be disturbed."
Whichever One the Farmer De
cides Upon He Should Develop
to Highest Standard.
At Present Time Animals Weighing
From 175 to 250 Pounds Command
Highest PricesBacon Hog Is
Not Raised Extensively.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
There is no best breed of swine.
Some breeds are superior to others in
certain respects and one breed may
be better adapted than another to cer
tain local conditions. The essential
point Is that after the farmer has once
decided upon the kind of hog to raise
he should stick to this decision and
develop the chosen breed to its highest
possible standard. It is not feasible
for one Individual to raise several dif
ferent breeds and bring them to per*
fection. In making his choice, too, the
farmer should be guided by the kind
of breeds already established In his
locality. If he selects one of these
he is not likely to make a mistake.
Two Types of 8wine.
There are two distinct types of
swine, namely, the lard and the bacon
types. Swine of the lard type far out
number those of the bacon type In the
United States. The lard type is pre
ferred by the people of this country,
consequently the majority of feeders
produce a rapid-fattening, heavy
fleshed lard type. The bacon type is
not raised extensively In the United
States. The production of choice ba
con Is more general In those sections
Purebred Poland-China Barrows.
where the feed of the hog is more
varied and where corn is not relied
upon as the principal grain for hogs.
The principal breeds of the lard
type are the Poland China, Berkshire,
Chester White, Duroc-Jersey and
Hampshire. The lard type of hog la
low set and compact, with a very
wide and deep body. The shoulders
should be full although not coarse,
with full hind quarters and hams car
ried out straight to the tall and thick
ly fleshed down to the hock. The flesh
should be thick and evenly distributed
throughout the body.
The sue and weight are largely de
termined by market conditions. At
present pigs weighing from 170 to 250
pounds ordinarily command the high
est prices.
Best Bacon Types.
The principal breeds of the bacon
type are the Tamworth and large
lorkshlre. both of British origin. The
bacon type Is very different from the
lard type, being longer in leg and
body, with less width of back and
lighter in the shoulders and neck. The
first Impression that this type conveys
Is one of leanness and lanklness.
Much emphasis Is laid on the develop
ment of side, because It Is the side of
the hog thst Is nsed for the produc
tion of bacon. On the other hand,
large, heavy hams are not desirable en
a bacon hog.
Weight of Single Dosen of Eggs Will
Run Prom 2 to 3 Pounds, De
pending en Packing.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Average hens' eggs will weigh about
1% pounds to4he dosen, or 2 ounces
apiece. The weight of a single dosen
of eggs In a carton properly packed
and wrapped for mailing will run from
2 to 3 pounds, depending on the natore
of the particular container, the sue of
the eggs, and the packing and wrap
ping used. If the container be a very
light one and the eggs small, the par
cel may fall within the 2-pound limit,
and the postage, therefore, within the
first and second zones, or 150-mile Bui
lt, would be 6 cents. Most parcels con
taining a dosen eggs will exceed 2
pounds but will not reach 3 therefore
the postage on them will be 7 cents
within the first and second sones. A
parcel containing 2 dosen eggs will
sdd perhaps 2 cents to the postage,
though sometimes only 1 cent, depend
ing on the nature of the container and
the pocking and wrapping.
Use Every Preventive Measure and
See That Proper Precautions
Are Taken.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
memt of Agriculture.)
Sometimes we cannot prevent oufr
breaks of live stock diseases on our
farms, but we can and should always
i use every preventive measure and see
thst proper precautions are taken when
the disease first makes its appearance,
Feeding of Oats Is More Uniform
Than That of Corn.
Barley, Wheat and Rye Approach
Monthly Uniformity In Degree Less
Than OatsSHage Reaches
High Point in February.
(Prepared by the United .States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Whether the supposition is that the
consumption of corn by live stock on
farms in the United States varies
little from month to month, or that
the summer consumption is relatively
small, the fact, ss ascertained by the
bureau of crop estimates. United
States department of agriculture, is
that during the six months from May
to October nearly three-eighths of the
year's corn ration Is eaten, and from
November to. April five-eighths. The
warm-weather fraction will seem large
or small according to the size of the
guess. Oats, more than corn, Is the
feed from April to September, and the
monthly consumption of oats is more
uniform throughout the year than that
of corn. Barley, wheat and rye ap
proach monthly uniformity In degree
less than that of oats throughout the
year and a concentration of consump
tion in the colder months Is found in
bay, silage and mill feed, as in the
case of corn.
Of the year's entire consumption of
corn by live stock on farms the high
est consumption In one month is 11.5
per cent in December, and the lowest
4.6 per cent In August. For oats the
highest is 9.8 per cent In April and the
lowest 6.8 per cen*^ in December bar
ley, highest 10.9 per cent in November
and lowest 6 per cent In June and also
In July rye, highest 10.3 per cent in
October and lowest 7.1 per cent In
July whent, highest 11.4 per cent in
November and lowest S.8 per cent In
Mill feed consumption sags to 4.8
per cent in July and rises to 11.5 per
cent in February and again in March.
More unequal yet is hay consumption,
with its range from the highest, 142
per cent in February and also in
March to 3.2 per cent in August and
another degree is reached by silage,
the consumption of which rises to 16.8
per cent of the year's total in Febru
ary and falls to 1 per cent in July and
again In August.
Farmers of Otsego County, N. Y,
Solve Problem of Spreading Lime
at Proper Time.
(Prepared by the United States Depart*
menl of Agriculture.)
Members of the farm bureau In one
of the communities of Otsego county.
New Tork, have combined and pur
chased a lime spreader, and have thus
taken a long step la solving their
problem of applying lime at the proper
time of the year and in sufficient quan
tities to get results. The spreader Is
Community Ownership of a Lima
Spreader Is Practical and Feasible.
to be rotated among: the members,
Nonmembers may also use It by pay
ing 25 cents an acre. In the early
stages of the use of lime in a com
munity, especially in a small way,
spreaders are often not available be
cause single land owners hesitate to
purchase them. Even after the use
of lime is established a single machine
will often meet the needs of several
It Is Neceasary to Remove Old and De
fective Ones and Replace Them
With Younger Stock.
Every beekeeper who Is really car
ing for his bees should know how to
Introduce queens, because It is neces
sary to remove old and defective
queens snd replace them by yeunij
vigorous ones.
Queens may be Introduced In celli
or after they have emerged from cells,
while still unfertilised, or after they
have begun to lay.
Cheep and Goats Will tie Found Eflfc
dent In Eradication of Many
Noxious Plana*.
Some of the trouble and expense or
dinarily experienced in fighting weeds
might be dispensed with by keeping
sheep and goats to graze the noxious
plants. At present prices for wool,
mohair and mutton these animals
ought to be profitable.
Caused by
Let EATONIC, the wonderful modem
stomach remedy, give you quick relief
from disgusting belching, food-repeating,
indigestion, bloated, gassy stomach, dyspep
sia, heartburn and other stomach miseries.
They are all caused by Aci*-9teinaoh from
which about nine people out of tea suffer
In ono way or another. One writes as fol
lows: "Before I used EATONIC, I could not
eat a bite without belching it right up, sour
and bitter. I have not bad a bit of trouble
since the first tablet."
Millions are victims ot Aeld-Stomoeh
without knowing It. They are weak and
aUlag, have poor digestion, bodies Improp
erly nourished although they may eat heart
Uy. Oravo disorders are likely to follow if
an acid-stomach Is neglected. Cirrhosis of
the liver, intestinal congestion, gastritis,
catarrh of the stomachthese are only a
few of the many ailments often caused by
A* sufferer from Catarrh of the 8tomach
of 11 yeans* standing writes: "I had catarrh
of the stomach for 11 long years and I never
found anything to do me any soodJust
temporary reliefuntil I used EATONIC. It
Is a wonderful remedy and I do not want to
bo without It." __
If yea are not feeling cjulte ^btlack
energy and enthusiasm and don't know Ijist
where to locate tho troubletry EATONIC
and sea how much better you will feel la
every way.
At all drag storesa big bo- for Me as*
your money back If you are not aatlsSed.
rote TOP* Aibi-STOHACtb
in North Dakota and Minnesota for sale and
exchange. The very Choicest farms at low
prlcea Nothing uncommon for farms here to
pay for thomselvee in one season with the
big yields. Crop failures unknown. Black
loam soli with clay subsoil. Good drainage,
abundance of gooV water. Lands located in
Scandinavian, Bohemian, Polish and German
communities. Near market, good schools
and churches of all denominations. I have
Just what you want both for a home and
sound Investment. Write me your wants.
GEORGE A. LEE, Grand Forks, N. Dak.
W. N. U., Minneapolis, No. 35-1919.
Ceremony Certainly Saved Bride and
Groom Considerable Expense in
Wedding Finery.
There is only one medicine that really
stands out pre-eminent as a medicine for
curable ailments of the kidneys, liver and
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root stands the
highest for the reason that it has proven
to be just the remedy needed in thousands
upon thousands of distressing cases.
Swamp-Root makes friends quickly be
cause its mild and immediate effect is soon
realized in most cases. It is a gentle,
healing vegetable compound.
Start treatment at once. Sold at all
drug stores in bottles of two sizes, medi
um and large.
However, if you wish to test this great
preparation send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer
& Co., Binghamton, If. Y., for a sample
bottle. When writing be sure and men
tion this paper.Adv.
"Luck" is merely a sugar-coated
name for mental laziness.
Easy street's sunny side Isn't paved
with good intentions.
United Stales Grain Corporation
FRANK L. CABBY, 2nd Vies Presideal
The funniest wedding I ever saw
was when camping last summer, writes
a correspondent of the Chicago Trib
une. A girl friend and ber father
were there and she met young man
whom she grew fond of in a short
time. One night he asked her father
for her hand, but father objected be
cause of the short acquaintance. The
next morning the couple met and
planned to elope, but somehow father
"got wise," so this was spoiled. When
swimming thst afternoon they met
again and the girl happened to men
tion that her father had gone to the
village and would not return until eve
ning. The boy said: "This Is our
time." A minister was on the shore
and they went to him and asked to be
married rft once. The ceremony was
performed on the beach, the couple
attired In their bathing suits.
Samoana Liked Ice Cream Sodas.
A member of the United States med
ical corps, recently returned to Ellin
wood, Kan., reports that ice cream so
das have made a profound impression
upon the Samoans. The officer was de
tailed in charge of the soda fountain
of the solitary drug store at the Pago
Pago naval station, and reports that
his patients took much more kindly to
the sodas than to the antl-intluenza se
rum which he was obliged to dispense.
We don't care how wise a man is
his wife can prove in five minutes that
he's a six-cylinder idiot.
Pride has but two seasonsa for
ward spring and an early fall.
replaces nerVe. wastage,
Increases strenfllh.energy*
from D.S. Government
The United States Grain Corporation is prepared
to divertfromits purchases, and will sell Straight Wheat
Flour (95%) in Carlots, in 140 poundJute Sacks at
$1.0 Per Barrel
Delivered at any point west of the Illinois-Indiana
State Lin* and West of the Mississippi River, but not in
Pacific Coast territory.
For farther particular*, apply to
Birds Have Right of Way.
Fowl have the right of way In air,
warns the director of military aero
nautics. This Is justice Indeed, since
birds flew first
But this Is not all. Recently many
towns along the*Atlantic coast have
been visited with dead bird showers.
Aviators flying by a town would see a
flock of wild fowl coming their way.
They would set their machine guns
and let the bullets fly.
Presently a prominent citizen walk
ing below would be hit with a large
bloody bird. He complained te the
department of agrlcultsre. Then the
federal migratory bird law between
the United States and Great Britain
was referred to, and it was found that
shooting Birds from airplanes un
Mammoth Cave Has Rival.
Workers la a mine at Matehuala,
near San Luis Potosl, Mexico, have
discovered a cave which is said to be
one of the largest In the republic
It Is more than 900 feet below the
level of the mine and is 15 feet In
Its length has never been estimated,
but exploring parties expect to survey
it carefully In the near future. One of
the most fantastic of its many gro
tesque adornments is a sulphurous
fountain which pours out continuously
a stream of blue water.
It promises to rival In magnificence
Kentucky's famous Mammoth cave,
when fully explored.
"Pa, what Is the most difficult kind
of hunting there isT*
"House-hunting, my boy."
If the toothache doesn't worry a
man it's because some other fellow
has It.
is a notorious,knocker
of Hi-health! TRY IT.
It contains the vital
mineral elements and
all the nutriment of
wheat and barley

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