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PATTEN GREENING APPLE
MOST HARDY VARIETY Widely Disseminated Through States of Upper Mississippi River Valley and Throughout Adjacent Portions of Dominion of Canada. Patten Greening Split. The early settlers of the fertile re gions of the upper Mississippi valley took with them trees of manjr stand ard varieties of fruits of the longer settled country farther east, but soon found that they would not endure the fluctuating and severe winter weather In combination with the hotter and drier summers of the region. En couraged by the relative hardiness and productiveness of the Oldenburg, Alexander, Tetofskl and Red Astra chan apples, which, though of Rus sian origin, had been introduced from England by the Massachusetts Hor ticultural society about 1835, efforts were put forth to secure hardier vari eties from the colder regions of Eu rope, particularly from Russia, a work in which the late A. G. Tuttle of Baraboo, Wis., the United States department of agriculture, the lowa Agricultural coflege and a number of nurserymen anJ fruit growers in va rious states and the Dominion of Can ada participated, from 1866 to a com paratively recent date. Of the hundreds of varieties thus Introduced and tested, most have proved of little value under the new conditions, lacking either in flavor, keeping quality or other important characteristics of fruit, or in blight resistance on the part of the tree. A few valuable sorts have been thus obtained, however, which are doubt less proving a sufficient recompense HELENDALE DAIRY-COW STALL The Helendale stall was originated upon the noted Helendale Guernsey farm. It has not only been used with unqualified success there but also up on many other well-known places, says Homestead. It has several points of excellence which merit consideration. It includes a number of the merits credited to the model and in addition several other noteworthy features. Among these is the crossbar which prevents the cow from going too far forward. This bar is placed upon two luprights and only permits the cow to reach comfortably and easily into the manger. It is adjustable so that it may be raised or lowered to accommo date different sized cows. The cows are secured in the Btalls by means of chains running from partition to par tition. These partitions are hung on selAentering hinges which force them to xTturn to the center when left free. for the expenditure of labor, time and money occasioned by this introduc tion work. Meanwhile, from these and earlier introductions, there has been ap pearing in recent years a consider able number of American seedlings, from which will doubtless eventually come the varieties adapted to the pe culiar conditions of the region. Some of these are distinct improvements on the parent varieties in vigor of growth, time of ripening, resistance to blight and other important charac teristics, and while none of those of proved “ironclad” hardiness yet de veloped has revealed high dessert quality, some of them show distinct improvement in this particular. Among the most promising hardy sorts thus developed is the Patten, which was grown from seed of Olden burg planted by Mr. C. G. Patten at Charles City, la., in 1869. Mr. Patten named the variety Patten’s Greening and introduced it in 1885, since which time it has been widely disseminated through the states of the upper Mis sissippi valley and throughout the ad- Patten Greening Apple. jacent portions of the Dominion of Canada. Its vigorous and sturdy tree, coupled with regular and suffi cient productiveness in climates too severe for most varieties and its longer keeping quality than most of the hardy sorts render it increasingly popular in those regions. By means of this device the partitions are always in place and yet the gate may be swung to one side to admit the milker and to make it easier to clean out and bed down the stable. The gutter used in connection with the Helendale stall is constructed somewhat differently from the model stall. It has an 18-inch drop back ol the cows. Ten of these stalls have been estimated to cost $56.71. Hens Soon Show Neglect. Hens that are well housed, well fed, and properly cared for do well; but there is no other creature that shows neglect more quickly than will laying hens. A few days of poor treatment will often stop the egg yield of an en tire flock for several weeks. The uses of the automobile upon the farm are many, especially upon the dairy farm. City Items in Terse Form Metropolitan News of Interest to All Readers How Foreigners Kiss When They Land EW YORK. —“I have been keeping tabs on the different kinds of N 1 kissers who come in here,” said Gus tav Melhauser, the big porter at the piers of the Hamburg-American line, at the foot of First street, Hoboken, and have found that there are six general types and many varieties. “To begin with, there is the whisker kiss, or the Russian kiss, which is given by one man to another. The kissers enfold each other in a giant embrace and, putting whiskers to whiskers, kiss each other on the cheeks. M. Witte, the Russian, who came over to settle up the Japanese row, gave us the best example of this when he was in Hoboken. “I notice that even the lowest Rus sians and the Asiatic people bordering on the Russian states when they meet their brothers and friends here have this same masculine kiss, but sometimes bestow it on the lips. “The sweetheart kiss is distinct from the husband and wife kiss. I can tell German sweethearts from German wives as far as I can see or hear their kisses. I can see the ener gy of the kiss generating in Hein rich's face as he stands on the dock waiting and watching to catch sight of Gretchen on the ship. “When she comes down the plank Girl Holds Burglar Till Aid Comes [EW YORK. —Sophie Rosen, a nurse, twenty-two years old, recently was N’ sleeping with her younger sister in a room on the parlor floor of the Rosen home, No. 341 Nineteenth street, Brooklyn, when a man tiptoed by the bed holding a lighted match. That woke Miss Rosen, but she didn’t make the least sound. Waiting until the intruder had sneaked into the parlor, she slipped out of the bed, ran back to the kitchen and lighted the gas. Then she opened the door and called up the open stairway, not very loudly, for help. Her call quick ly put Into action Mrs. Rosen and the three Rosenberg brothers, who room on the upper floor. Not waiting for reinforcements, the nurse ran back into the kitchen, shut the door and made her way back through her bedroom into the parlor. The intruder was trying to get out Barrel in Lieu of Wearing Apparel •HICAGO. —The much appreciated * barrel in lieu of wearing apparel c was in demand at the West Lake street police station several days ago when the time came to prepare for taking Felix McGee to the Desplaines street municipal court. Felix was shy of clothing and shiv ered in a cell in the cold basement while the police officials puzzled their brains as to how they would get him to trial. The trouble was that Felix wore nothing but a pair of pajamas. All sorts of suggestions were of fered from the common grocery bar rel to a policeman’s uniform and a Chinese outfit offered by a friendly Celestial. While the conference was Weighed $lO Less After Being Lifted iHICAGO. —It’s all right to try all ►•day to lift yourself over the fence C by your boot straps, but when some one comes along and wants to boost you off your feet by your trousers pockets, fight shy. This is the philosophy of Gus Wil liam. He wasn’t indorsing the theory two weeks ago, but now he is strong for it. Why? That all came out at a hearing beforo Municipal Judge Gem mill and, according to testimony, a conversation like this took place in a saloon at East Thirty-first and State streets: and —yes, throws herself, that’s the word—throws herself into his arms, you can hear the smack of that kiss half way down the pier, a sound to give strength and courage to every male thing that hears it explode. “There is the ‘sent for' kiss! The scared, doubtful kiss of the girl who has come to America to marry a man she has never seen. Perhaps she has been introduced to him by some mu tual friend in a letter. "Some Swedish man in Minnesota has written home to his old school teacher to find him some girl in ‘Sma’land’ that will make him a good wife —and here she is. When they finally find each other, and after due inspection, exchange salutes, it makes one think, ‘generally, of the touching of two icicles. “Then there is the wifely kiss; you all know that, with its varieties of jealousy and trust; and the kiss of elopers, who have stolen across and salute each other as they set foot on free American soil —a sort of con gratulation that they are at last safe —not knowing that the police of Ho boken and the customs Inspectors and immigration authorities have a description of them and are only waiting for this signal to grab them. “And last, there is the holy kiss of the good boy who has come here, made money enough to send for his old mother, and greets her as she comes feebly down the gangplank with the light of wonder and hope in her old eyes, he having come a thou sand miles, or two thousand miles, across country to guide her to the new home he has made for her.” by the parlor door, but it Was locked. Though the room was dark and she had read much of armed burglars, the nurse made a leap for the man, gave a yell and flung her arms around him in a vise-like embrace. She then gave the fellow a sudden rock to one side and flung him sprawling into a chair. Then reinforcements flocked in. The fellow broke loose from Miss Rosen when he saw the others, and lay on the floor, pretending to be asleep. A patrolman was summoned and the intruder was bundled off and ufterward arraigned and held in the fifth avenue court. He described himself as Mark C. Moran, twenty seven years old, a stationary engineer, living in No. 2417 West Burke street. Philadelphia. He said he meant no harm to the Rosens, but had been taken into their basement by his friend "Bill’’ to sleep. He was trying to wander out, he asserted, when Miss Rosen jumped on him. The police said the basement door, inside cel lar door and door into the Rosens’ rooms had been forced. Nothing but a knife was found on Moran. In the bureau in her bedroom, the nurse said, were jewels and money amount ing to several thousand dollars. Noth ing was taken. in session Felix was shivering in the basement cell. Early in the day somebody tele phoned to the police that murder was being committed in a flat at 1164 West Madison street. Sergt. Peter Fitzpatrick, who weighs 300 pounds, and Detective George Stevens hurried to the place. They heard cries that gave them cold chills, and with drawn revolvers de manded admittance. Suddenly the noise ceased. The po licemen broke in the door and found Mrs. Minnie Johnson and Joseph Mc- Intyre. They also saw Felix fleeing through a rear window dressed in pajamas. Sergt. Fitzpatrick pursued. He also took most of the window casing with him. Felix fled west in Madison street with the heavyweight sergeant after him. Fitzpatrick, amid much perspi ring and puffing, threatened to shoot, to kill, and do other desperate things if the man in pajamas did not halt. In a hallway Felix surrendered, but no clothes for him could be found. Hello, Gus! You are looking fat ter." (ius straightened up and smiled with pride. Then he bought two beers. “Gus, let me weigh you, will you?" And Gus did. "But what of it?” asked Judge Gem mill. "Well, when lie let me down 1 weighed ten dollars less,” said Gus. "lie put his hands in my pocket and lifted me up and when he dropped me a ten-dollar bill was missing.” Gus declared that he didn’t think his lrlend was strong enough to lift him, but he said that when a man has a chance to get a ten-dollar bill ensily ho generally works harder than re quired to earn it. He preferred charges against John Wilson, accusing him of the fake lift ing operation. The latter denied that he ever had weighed Gus and at the suggestion of the court promised to produce rebuttal testimony. Good Jokes SURPRISING. After an “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” per formance in a tent down In Arkansas one of the women from the mixed au dience strolled around to the dressing tent to catch a glimpse of the per 'formers. “Dear me!" she exclaimed excited ly, as she noticed a little tot in a huge yellow wig. “What little angel Is this?” "That is Little Eva, ma’am,” re sponded Uncle Tom, as he mopped the black from his face and started w'ashing dishes. “Well, well! And what is Little Eva’s name off the stage? Something poetical like Evangeline or Elvira I’ll wager." Uncle Tom grinned and kept on washing dishes. "No. ma’am, it’s Mike,” he said, simply, “Little Eva is a boy.” Sure to Yell. "What’s the matter, Bill?” asked the first confidence man. "You look down hearted.” "I don't want any more to do with you,” snapped his former friend; "you told me that relieving those jays of their wallets would be like taking candy from a baby. I started and they set up a wall that could be heard for a block.” “Well, old pard, don’t be mad. Don’t that happen when you take candy from a baby?” On* on the Boss. "But while yer have yer feet on de desk and are puffing at a cigarette suppose de boss should call up?” asked the timid office boy. "Oh, I have dat all fixed up?” con fided the bold office boy. “Ye see, me an’ do telephone goll are chums, and when de boss is out and calls up de office she says: “Line’s busy.' ’’ “And what does that mean?" “Why, It means dat 1 ain’t busy. See?” CHOP BUEY. Sam Key, Chinee, Lived in St. Louie; Made cash Out of hash. Called it chop suey. Tough Times. Meat problems loom on every hand To worry us, that’s true; ’TIs tough when wo don’t get beefsteak And It’s tough, friends, whe : we do. John Bull’s Troubles. Stubb —That is the picture of an English suffragette just before she hit the prime minister over the head with an umbrella. What do you think of the pose? Penn —H’m! Sort of striking pose, eh? Couldn’t Be. •’Well, doctor, what is it ails my husband?” “He needs a long rest He is over worked.’’ "You’ve got another guess, doctor. He’s got a government job! ” —Yonkers Statesman. Another Variety. ■"I have a lot of acres in the country. Have you any?” “Oh, yes.” “Where are they?” '"ln my mouth.” About the Same. eitubb —I understand that Wilkins called his cook a "battleship!” Did he really have the nerve? Penn —Well, he came close to it. He called her a "Dreadnought.” Too Inflammable. “Don’t lot that man act as Santa Claus at your chilldren’s party.” "Why not?” "Because he has such a fiery dispo sition.” A Suggestion. Emily (stroking her pet cat) —I wish Leo was one of those beautiful long-haired Angoras. Eliza. —Perhaps he would be if you taught him to use hair tonic. In Sasslety. Wife —Here’s another invitation to dine at the Flatleys. What a bore those occasions are. Hub —Yes; even their dinner knives arc dull. Not an Authority. "But the proof of the pudding is in the eating, isn’t it?” queried the inno cent youth. "You can’t prove it by me,” replied the chronic dyspeptic. MAUD MULLER’S HEY-DAY. Maud Muller. In the fnr away, Wai busy raking meadow hay. She had no time for social dlu. Because the hay had to go In. Her father had no boys to call. So Maudlo had to do It all. She raked It early, raked It late. And had no time to make a dute. The village boys came now and then. And saw the rake, and left again. Alas! For Maud, she saved the hay. But lost a husband ev’ry day. Maud Muller’s not the same to-day. She doesn’t go out raking hay. She sits upon the porch so cool. When she has left the boarding school. And nails the Judge, when he Is spied. To take her for an auto ride. Her father has no hay to rake. They’re living on Ice cream and cak*. They do not have to rake, they say. Because an auto eats no hay. THE SIZE OF IT. Tom —How big is your flat? Ethel—Well, it’s so small w’e have to use condensed milk. The Flirt. I asked If there was a vacant spot In her heart, and I do declare She blasted my hopes right on the dot When she gave me a vacant stare. Got Some Advice. "Sir, 1 have grown gray In your service,” began the old bookkeeper, preliminary to asking for a raise. "I was Intending to speak to you about that,” responded the head of the firm. "Get a bottle of hair dye. Otherwise the junior partner will be wanting to replace you with a younger man.” Natural Environment. ”1 can’t see how you can live out here in so much mud,” grumbled the city friend as he steadied himself on the slippery sidewalk. "Just then I came near turning turtle.” “Oh, cheer up!’ laughed the opti mistic suburbanite. "If you turn tur tle you won’t mind the mud.” What He Dreaded. The Thespian—l suppose your pro fession is different from ours. Now in our profession we often get a hand. The Tramp—Different from us, boss. In our line we are lucky if we don’t get a foot. HOW TO FIGURE TIME. Mrs. Johnson —How long has your cook been with you? Mrs. Thompson—Not long. She came about two gasoline stoves ago. Conservation. “Woodman, spare that tree!” Touch not a single knot. Though Plnchot’s far away There aro others on the Job. Forecasting the Ending. “These continued love stories are simply maddening. They are handled all wrong.” “As to how?” “The publishers ought to print a synopsis of succeeding chapters.” Her Ready Weapon. Bobbie —Say, pa, what is feminine intuition? Pa —Feminine intuition, my son, is what a woman uses in making trouble for herself. Blissful Ignorance. “Do you want employment?” asked the sympathetic woman. "I dunno wot dat is, ma’am,” replied the husky hobo, "but ef it’s ennything ter eat, youse may gimme a few.” Very Prompt. "Are the members of that family quick to see an opening?” “They must be, for there’s never a hole anywhere near that one of them’s not In it." Magazine Fame. "Them polar explorers drew It too fine." "How now?” "Got back too late for the Christmas number."