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.ftpn we picture the possible dav Bwkcn fortune will enP "n our tplV, hi.'- with enough, we can reet from 1 the fray, , , , Be hI from adversity gale. Fur sk' nevi'r aP''ned wth rain, dV' in our scheming of what we .)n'"l)lget to the turn in the lane. ib' hrisht arc (he dreamt a we sit at our Anthe leave of the future unfold, n our ship come a-aailing from over the i"", .,, '. . ,. ill freighted with coveted gold, flul famie' dancing on shimmering Through the intricate halls of the brain, (If lev! of existence unspeakably sweet, When we get to the turn of the lane. pte fr away through the vistas of To the" helicon of hope on the hill, ind vnw to ourselves we will ceaselessly el""'1 . i . i, To the Miinmit with resolute will. H'lth firm resolution we'll do and we'll dure, . Will lin nt privations anil pain, Thin revel in eaxe that's awaitinu us there, When we net to the turn of the lane. Jut fann' is fickle snd fortune is shy, nd lesds us a merry old chase; We Kl'l" al chances and from us I hey fl.V. ., , Too (ti-vilii-iilv swift for our pneo. Our soul" in 'he sungiiine pursuit may be hiuve. Our niiiM ii'p we painfully strain. Pciiii"1 hut lo sink with our hopes in the Ri'.ive Tbal waits at the end of the lnne. James Burton Adams. r 1 SURPRISE VISIT. "Oh, dear! " said a voice with a sug lenilon of tears in It. The young man paused and let It lie recorded to his credit that he had jot seen her face. She was a charming, though ob viously distressed, little lady, as she stood at the half-open gate. Observ ing her confusion, he Bought to reas sure her with a bow a bow sug gestive of white hair, even whiskers, unfortunately mislaid on thla partic ular night. "Can I be of any assistance?" he mu nil !i red. "I .don't know what to do," Bhe declared plteously. "I've been ringing for nearly twen ty minutes," she complained, "and tbey won't answer. "You are sure it's the right house?" "Of course '33. This is '63,' isn't it?" Investigation proved that it was. "1 don't often make mistakes," said fhe young lady; she did not say it conceitedly Bhe merely mentioned it as a fact. "You ura not, perhaps, expected," suggested the young man. "Not until to-morrow. I thought I would pay my sister a surprise vietlt to-night." "That's the worst of surprises," he began; then it occurred to him that, though true enough, it was not, under the circumstances, particularly con soling. He paused. "They must come home sooner or later." she said. "Thank you." The young man received her bow t dismissal with dismay. "But I can't leave you," he pro tested. "You mustn't dismiss me like ( that." "I I was releasing you," she said. "I refuse to be released," he de clared, stubbornly. Her smile now partook less of the nature of an effort. ' "Thank you," she said, "I was so ifraii you would go." "What we have to do," he said briskly, concealing his gratification under a great show of energy, "is to let Into the house.". He eyed it as Aameuinon might have regarded Troy. "The point is, bow'to get in." Yes," Bhe asserted, "I've been try- "B for ever so long.".' ",We that ig to say, I must break . "It's not as If It wr8 a stranger's louse," he said soothingly. In re house to her gasp, k , "But can you break -in?" "Modern window fastenings," ex plained the young man, who had re cently read a newsrianer naraerarih n the subject, "are simply Invitations ourgiars." . He CllLmhprAtl 'tha front of the window, involving him elf in a catastrophe of flower pos no aia so. '"a Rlrl, with half .frightened ad juration, observed bim extract bis "alfe and by Its meanfr slip back the jtch of the window. .She watched "Ini with whole-hearted admiration 8i'h Is the effect ofisticcess on the onlooker as he ralaad rh win.low. a"d, with a parting smile of encour eement, dlsappeared,into the house. "Do be careful," she called out,. as aolse suggestive of an overturned wois reached her enr . . Her warning, if heard, was un- "et'ded. for tha lUutllrhunea neuiimnt inlysmic proportions. Her. feeling ?' alarm gave way to curiosity, and Dy the aid of a small piadstone which uraggea from the doorstep, she, ner turn, .mounted thn balcony. ""' all right," gasped the voice of her deliverer, as she peered In at the window; "don't be" his voice broke off suddenly, and a Bubdued struggle appeared to be taking place- alarmed," be resumed presently. somewhat more breathlessly. "I've got him, all right." "Got whom?" she asked la be wilderment. "If you could manage to climb la and light a match we could see." "Climb In? Oh, I couldn't. Yes; all right, if you all right." A moment later she was by his side, and saw that be waa kneeling on a prostrate and gaBplng man. "It s a burglar," explained the young man; "we must tie him up. Have you a piece of rope?" Her lack of the necessary article made her realize yet more vividly her helplessness in the crisis. "Wait a moment." She darted out of the room, and the sound of a minor maelstrom In the next room gave promise of speedy assistance. "Here you are," she said, running back, "it's a table cloth. I'm afraid I've upset a lot of things, but it was so dark." By the aid of this they partly bound, partly swathed, their captive into a condition of helplessness. He lit the gas and gazed at the floor with puckered brows. "I eay, you have made a mess here. I suppose it was their supper." The girl turned to him with a de spairing smile. "I didn't know there waB anything on the table," she said, "until I pulled the cloth off. It Is awful. Isn't If? One thing, Ethel Is very good teu pered. " "Well, that Is good What's the matter?" The girl was staring around the room with bewilderment and alarm on ber face. "I I," she began, and then paused. She took a candlestick from the side board and lit the candle at the gas. "Do you mind just coming to the foot of the Btalrs?" she asked in trembling tones, "In case " When she came downstairs again, she was very white, with two red patches on her cheeks. "There's a workroom up there," she said, sinking into a chair, "That man was probably working there; that's why he didn't hear the bell." "Working?" queried her compan ion. "You don't mean " "Yes, I do. You Baw tha number was '53,' didn't you?" " It' not the wrong house?" She nodded dismally. " '53, Claremont road,' I'm sure was the address, though," she added, in self-exculpation. "Claremont?" He gazed around the room and his eye fell on an en velope on the sideboard. "I thought so I wasn't sure. This Is Benares road. Claremont Is the next turn ing." The girl stared at bim helplessly. "Whatever shall I do?" she said in a frightened whisper. "That Idiot of a cabman!" she added, viciously. "Under the circumstances," mused the young man, "to explain would be well, an unthankful task." "But we must." Her fellow housebreaker looked at her from the corner of his eye. "Do you mean 'must' morally? Because, it not, the man in the next room is not likely to know us again." The girl looked at him, gnawing the knuckle of her forefinger hesitat ingly; then she rose stealthily to her feet. "I hope," murmured the young man, as they let themselves out the front door, "for the saka of our er host, the others won't be late get ting home." F. Harris Deans, in the London Sketch. WISE WORDS. In lowering a record a man must rise to the occasion. Many a bachelor has had a narrow escape from Cupid's bow. Any poet can get Inspiration. The trouble is to get postage, stamps. Ifrydu are going to pin your faith to' a' woman, use a diamond pin. . The more time a woman has to thick the, less time she has to talk. It Is possible for an orator to be long winded without, being cyclonic. ' There are a fewfllshohest men who are neither In jail nor In poli tics. .- . j ' . : " . The man who is satisfied to make a good living is the happiest man in the world. , ' i. j. V . Procrastination Is the thief of time, and most of us are receivers of stolen goods. The skate Is a salt-water fish, but many a fresh-water fisherman gets one, just the same. Taking - off your hat to the flag Isn't such a convincing proof of pa triotism as paying your taxes. . It would be a good bit better for some women if they showed less fear of a mouse and more of a man. , It doesn't bother the average mar ried man so much to keep his wife indoors as it does to keep her In hats. From "Dyspeptic Philosophy," Id the New York Times. Southern Agricultural Topics. Modern Method That Are Helpful to Farmer, Fruit Grower and Stockman. Study the Xeed or Your Soil, ' Dr. T. R. 0., Rome, Ga., has a farm on Coosa River and expects to move on it. Believes in home mixing of fertilizers and wants mo to figure out a formula for a fertilizer. He thinks that his soil needs potash In large percentage. It aavors a great deal of agricultu ral quackery to advise a man of a fer tilizer for land of which I know noth ing except that its owner supposes that It needs potash. As a physician, you would not think much of another physician who would make a prescrip tion as a cure-all for every man and every disease. Doubtless on a large farm you will have soils of very dif ferent character on various parts of the land, and a fertilizer that would suit one part would not be so well adapted to the other. The way to as certain what the ltmd needs is to study the soil Itself, and the only one who can ascertain the needs of a soil is the man who cultivates it. No chemical analysis will give the infor mation as to what Is needed, for It would only Bhow that the soli con tains certain elements In certain forms, and whether any of them are available to crops the analysis would not show. I have long ago given ns my opin ion from a long experience In the cul tivation of the soil, and it has proved correct in tha experience of thousands of others, that where a man farms right, grows plenty of forage and feeds cattle, he will never need to buy ammonia or nitrogen In any form unless a trucker where early pushing of the crops is essential. With a good rotation In which cowpeas come often on the land and crimson clover as a winter cover, the farmer will need to buy only phosphoric acid and potash. This is especially true with a cotton farmer who can exchange his cotton seed meal for meal and hulls and can feed the meal with the roughage of the farm to cattle. .And if he does not grow forage In abundance and feed stock he Is not farming right. Now, if you want a high grade fertilizer that In a general way will suit most crops you grow, I would mix 1000 pounds of acid phosphate, 700 pounds of cottonseed meal and 300 pounds of muriate of potaBh to make a ton. On land to go into cot ton, where no peas have preceded It, this can be used at rate of 300 to 400 pounds per acre. But observe what I have said so many times In regard to a rotation. With a suitable and systematic rotation and most of the cottonseed meal fed to stock with good roughage, you would soon be come Independent of a high-grade fer tilizer and would need only the phos phoric acid and potash. Professor Massey. A Handy Hnyshock Drngger. Take a rope fifteen feet long, tie It to the single tree, then take a pole about twelve feet long; I used a little locust sapling. Trim the bark off the pole, then get a flat Iron bar about six Inches long, with two holes In It. Fasten It on the big end of the pole, the Iron extending about one and a half Inches. Turn the end up, a little 5 tnirved, so it will hold a ring on It. Tie a stick (about six Inches long) about two feet from the end and run that end of the rope through ring and tie to single tree. Run pole under shock, bring long end of rope over shock, then start your horse and drag It where wanted. It will not turn over. Dwlght Smothers,- in the Epltomlst. Can tha South Compete With the West in Gralq and Beef Growing? ' The rapid exhaustion of the West ern ranges means the production of more beef on the small farms of the country, if the 'needs of our rapidly Increasing population are to be ade quately supplied and the demand for our meats in foreign markets main tained. The price of beet is likely to continue satisfactory because beef cannot be produced so cheaply on the small farm as urrder range conditions, so the Southern farmer has now the best opportunity for engaging in stock husbandry that'. Has ever offered for very obvious reasons; If he is to grow beef economically, he must have a plentiful supply of cheap grain whloh will call', for the growing of cereals on. a larger scale than has ever been deeraed profitable in the history o( Southern agriculture pre vious to this time. Only a compara tively small amount of the winter cereals, as compared with the quanti ty produced. In the whole country, has been raised In the' South, due chiefly to the belief of many farmers that these crops cor.id not be grown, be cause, First The winter killed. Sttfc-i Of the lack of varieties :.te4 to Southern conditions. Third Of the Impoverished condi tion of th soil in which attempts were made to grow them, and Fourth Of their inability to com pete with the farmers of the North west in the growing of these crops. This is not now such an Important factor and will be one of less moment in the future because the virgin prairies no longer yield as In the "flush days" of bonanza farming, and In fact the centre of cheap cereal pro duction seems destined to move into the Canadian northwest. Then, too, the grent centres of pop ulation in proximity to the north western cereal belt will call for a larger consumption of the grain In the making of animal products for home consumption, while excessive freight rates will always be an ef fective protection to the Southern grain grower. As but little work hns ever been done at the Southern experiment sta tions to show either the vnlun or the possibilities of growl ng winter cereals and legumes, the condition is not a surprising one, though the lark of overcoming the long-eslnbllsheil prej udice of the peopla with regard to the culture of these crops will lie a very difficult one. This Is but natural slnro so ninny failures with these props hnve been recorded. I Can Winter Crrails unci legumes lto I Post Puller. I use a fence post puller of the fol lowing description, which is better than pulling with horses, as it does not break the poBts. Fig. 1, hard wood polo 10 feet long; fig. 2, a rest for tho pole, 4x4, 12 Inches long, with a 2x4 nailed to the bottom, which 1b about 10 Inches long; fig. 3 Is a chain 2 feet Ions, with a grub hook attached 2 Inches from the pole; fig. 4 Is a stout wire nailed to the rest, which serves to hold the rest in place. In pulling poets the chain is hooked looselyaround tho post, which permits it to slide down the post, when the pole Is raised, allowing to get another hold when tho poBt Is raised a little. Frank Laclna, Can by, Minn. rrcpnrlnft Lnntl For Alfalfa, O. M. H., Shenandoah, writes: 1 have five acres of land that Is bor dered on three sides of two creeks that I wish to sow in alfalfa. I have put In several underground ditches so it Is well drained. I want to sow the alfalfa in August. Would you advlBe Inoculating the seed? I have enough sheep manure to cover the ground. Do you think it should be put on and plowed under or harrowed In? I see two kinds of alfalfa advertised, alfal fa or lucern and Turkestan alfalfa. Which would you advise mo to get Answer: It Is rather hard to give an opinion as to the advisability of Bowing alfalfa on the land mentioned In your letter. Alfalfa will certainly not give satisfaction on low, wet land where the water comes too close to the surface. Alfalfa Is a very deep feeding plant, sending out a vigorous tap root. The roots of plants will not grow deeper In the soil than the permanent water level and if this ap proaches near to the surface as In the case of poorly drained land, alfalfa will not obtain a sufficient foothold to make a satisfactory yield. If the land is only temporarily wet, that is a different proposition. Alfalfa can be seeded any time from August 15 to September 15 to advantage. It Is well to sow it early so as to give It a chance to become well established before cold w;eather. As a result It is advisable to use artificial cultures for inoculating the seed of alfalfa. The seed of many of our leguminous plants do not need to be so treated, but it seems rather difficult to, secure a stnnd of alfalfa Id many locations at best. Sheep manure will make an excel lent top dressing for alfulfa. After tho plants have come up nicely, give a coating at the rate of ten to twenty loads per acre, but do not work into the ground. Of courEe, the manure might be put on as a top dressing be fore seeding the alfalfa and worked In with a harrow, but in no instance should It be plowed down. Turkestan alfalfa is said to be particularly hardy and has been used with more success In the Northwestern States than In other parts of the country. The ordi nary alfnlfa or lucern is the best vari ety tor you to use, and If you can get seed grown In tho United States it will likely prove more satisfactory. Kansas or Nebraska grown seed will 1 meet your requirement very wejl. HER WINNING WAYS. I mot her down by the seashore On a sunny day In June; We "at tuirptliir on the beach, Whero the wiivHpU played a tune, 3he sjiokn uoont her mansion And her country place so lulr; Aliout her stilnR of servunta And conservu lories ihere. She wl.l phe kept three motor cars. Hud a fortune In the bunha, And kept chnmpniinH always on tup In Bold nnd Ivory tanks. Then she hinted Bhe was slnslo And my heart Just throbbed with bliss. And If I'd been worth a million I'd have handed her a kiss. I suspected I could win her "i'waa the one best chance of life And If I had not been busted I'd have surely copped a wlfo. But I could not llnxer longer By he snd. romantic shore; I knew my ticket would expire And my dream would soon be o'er; So I packed my hair and b.'KKiiKe, Started for my home next day, Left my mllllon-helrcsa weeping Where tho wavelets ifuyly play. 'Twiia last June that nil thla happened. Hut don't think that I n.m sore. For today I Haw that maiden Clerking In u ten-cent atore. Milwaukee Journal. SH NOfMS "May's new hat Is perfectly hide. ouk." "it lmi't u bit more hideous limn mine. You're always saying nice things about May." Philadelphia Lod ger. Barker "Say, you talk to me as if you thought I was an Idiot!" Parker' "l'urdon me, old man. I'm always giving myself away." Chicago Dully News. "Of course, I admit your son Is ex travagant, Dut you uitiHt make allow anceshe's younp." "That's all right? But the more allowances I malto the quicker ho blows 'em." Judge. She (after a long silence) "Did I hear anything fall?" Ho (timidly) "Why, no." She (with a yawn) "Oh, excuse me, I thought you dropped a remark." Baltimore American. "Why are you sore at Miss Skreaeh er?" "When she was urged to Bing something, nt the party last night, she said, 'Oh, I can't Bing! Well?" "Well, she went ahead and proved It." Cleveland Leader. Teacher "Your little brother was all right when he left the house with you, and yet you nay Ih'h sick and won't be In school?" The Kid "Sure! Didn't I give him tbe seegar wld me own hands?" Fuck. "Untie George, wo are studying synonyms In school, and I want to know the difference between 'cute' and 'sneaky, According to your mother, it is the difference between what you do and what Mrs. Jones' little boy does." Puck. "When you are angry," said tho man of gentle Instincts, "stop and count a hundred." "A hundred!" ech oed Mr. Slrus Barker. "If I could stop at a hundred In counting up my wife's milliners' bills I wouldn't be angry." Washington Star. "You say you are an expert account ant, and can begin at once on thla muddled set of books?" "Yes, air." "Have you any recommendations?" "Well, sir, I workej out the set of problems my ten-yenr-old boy broimht home from school last night." Cleve land Leader. Mrs. Chutjwater Josiah, whit la A 'swastika'?" Mr. Chugwater (momen. tartly at a loss) "Do you mean to say you don't know what a swastika 1b? I swastika Is why, blame It, Swastika Is the name of the Eskimo that help ed Cook discover the North Polo!" Chicago Tribune. Just after a severe electrical Worm, a timid patron of a rural telephone system, aware that the telephones were' not equipped with lightning arreBters, called up central and asked: "Can I talk with safety now?" "There is no such person on the line," replied tho new girl at central. Judge.. "Of course," said the sentimentalist, "knowledge Is power. But the heart Is more important than the head." "Very true," answered Miss Cayenne. "If as many people died of head failure as die of heart failure tho country would lose an enormous element of Its pop. ulation." Washington Star. A Canny Congressman. Comparing notes on physical exor cise, some one asked Congressman Paul Howlnnd what he did In that di rection. "Who, me?" he exclaimed with :i pood deal of warmth. "I have H'tv mt'd of any artificial form of excr '. . 1 live on tho sunset side of the r, yoi know, on West 57th street, ' my exercise consists In build In:; " lire every morning." The answer quit convinced iJi hands but ono a professional skep'ii, who wanted to know, you know. "Wh i' sort of Are do you build?" he Inquired. "Wood or coal'" "Neither," repllod the congresHin:i:i. "We use gas, and I have to scrau h a match every time I light the fire ' Cleveland Leader.