The Middleburgh post. (Middleburgh, Snyder Co., Pa.) 1883-1916, July 10, 1902, Image 4

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S we stood outside of Craig's
shack In the 1 i in starlight we
could not hide from ourselves
that we were beaten. It was
not mi i.r.vli grief as a blind fury that
fulfil my In-art, ami, looking lit the
faces of tin- ini-ii about me, I roail the
same f.-c!iti:j thiTf. Hut what could
we tin V Tin- yells of carousing miners
down at SI i in"s tolil us that nothing
could le ilone wi;h tin-in that night.
To In- utterly In-ati-ii and unfairly
anil with no chance of revenge wa9
"IM i ;.- t-i j.ft l-a.-k at 'em," sal-l
Abe, cat . 'fully i t-i-rt-ss: n himself.
"I've .( it, im-n," said (irai-tiie sud
denly. 'This town dues not require
till the v. !,!vy tin-re I.-t In It." And he
unfoldi -I his plan. It was to ain pos
session f Sl:i iii's saloon and the bar
of t!i.- I'd o 1; Kn.-I; hotel and clear out
all tie- 1 " . i -i--i- to 1. 1- found in 1m.i!i those
places. di 1 n. it 1 : 1 1 1 -1 1 like the id. -a,
1ml ;; " si'.'.: "I'm s::i..ji :i : !"t . t the
hoi. IV 1 l'-f ' !:!'" t.ii- il:;e v. i' y.n.
It's no ; ',i it ca-y.. mi' it's a slni'if
Wll' If.
son .
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to try it, and
J. V.!:.V i : i Ni-i.
a .V V I a f..!!J.le
1 I i T I . - r-.j , .: i.
::tv iiji at
i v...a'l Lave
t" t;s ;-.a!l
la- I'he of
i : . In:t
t- I'-.: ap
pointing to a Uttla window high up la
the walk
I made all haste. The casks did not
take much time, and Boon the whisky
and beer were flowing over the floor.
It made tua think of (ieordie's regret
over the "ulufu' waste." The bottlea
took longer, and, glancing up now and
then. 1 saw that Graeme waa being
har.l pressed. Men would leap, two
and three nt a time, uion the barricade,
i.nil Interne's arias would shoot out,
and over they would topple upon the
heads of those nearest. It was a great
fVU to see him standing alone, with
;. Miiili- on his fai-e and the light of bat-la-
in his eye, coolly meeting his as
sailants with those territ'.e, lightutiig
111. e Mows. In lifteen minutes my work
was i'.o::o.
"What next?" I asked. "How do we
p-t OUt?"
"How is the door?" lie replied.
I lookfd through the porthole and
"A crowd of men waiting."
"We'll have to make a dash for it, I
fancy," he replied cheerfully, though
his face was covered with blood and
Lis breath was coining in short gasps.
"lii-t down the bars and be ready."
I '.lit even as he spoke a chair hurlrd
fr-iM below caught him on the arm,
and before he muld recover a man had
! ;nvd tin- barricade and was upon
li 1 mi like a tiger. It was Idaho Jack.
'Hold the barrieade;" (Iraeluo called
i ut as they both went down.
I rang to his place, but 1 had not
tuufh of holding it long. 1 had
the heavy oak bar of the door 111 my
hands, and, swinging It round my head,
1 made the crowd give back lor a few
mm. ii n's.
Meantime (iraeine bad shaken off his
enemy, who was circling about him
1 1 1 " ' 1 1 his tiptoes, witli a long knife In
his l.'iml, wailing for a chaneo to
"1 lave been wa!t!mr for this for
fume tim.-, Mr. (!rai me," he said, siull-
rc -lied ( ;r
1 yi.::r cut l ar
is the 1-tilf i
-i's I'a. , I.--: :
:. d fury
.t 1:N v. i r N:
i v. :: ;.
I e wil ll a;."
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"ever since I
ime in I'lisi-o.
he adile 1 sar-
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rual all
lual c i . i
lively in
III 1 1,
had Ilia
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. fell I
:.!-.: i !' the wi:
' ia tbmi-ishlng upon
of tin- men in th ..'laincs
lie'ii I had learned -to r
a. iltld i -; . a!, illy us I f
.'.aids that did 1'i.r '.:.
i : upli s go an 1 d- ia: ..;
to "gel back a; 'i i.. "
IHI llinil'lill V get tiilU ill. '
i lo yell. Seine men i.ihcd
r.i I l.a i an -e. 1 Ic seized the
man. making a hideo'is up-
v, hile. and in lliiei- luiniitcs
man i u! of tl.-j hotel and a
going on.
o miiiiila.'i more (Iraeine and I
if dour of tile ballroom locked
iiai .idcd with empty tasks. We
h ..-ed lik- door uf the barroom
i ;.-,! in.'
.i!il i.
ti lew h:
They s
rs the;
li'illh the
leading to the iuitide. The barroom
v:ii a siroiigly built log shack, with a
lieay door iici'Uied, after the manner
01 the early eabiiH, with two strong
oak bar--, sa that we felt safe frm-i tit
link li. that quarter.
'Vho baliroom we could not hold o;i.l,
for tla lour wis slight and entrance
was p . .lile thi'oiigli the window, ltnt
ns ciily a few casks nf liipu'ir were left
there our main work would be in the
bar. so ihat the liuiht would lie to l i.l l
the passageway. This we barricaded
wit li casks and tables. I'.ut by this
time the crowd had begun to realize
what had happened and were wildly
yelling at dour i.tnl windows. With mi
nx wl.ii h (Iraeine had brought w ith
him the caks weie soon btove'ln ami
left lo empty tlieluselves.
As I was about to empty the last
cask Ci-.eme stopped me, saying: "Let
that stand here. It will ln-lp us." Ami
Ko it did. "Now skip for the barri
eade:" yelled ii'raeiiu- as a man came
ci'ashi'.g through the w indow. Hut be
fore be colli. I regain his feet (iraciiii'
had sei.- il him and tiling him out upon
the le ads nf the crowd outside. I'.ut
thro i,. h the oilier w indows nieii were
coming in. and liiaeme rushed I', r tlie
hai i-ieadf, followed by two of the i tie
my, the foremost of whom I reeeied
ut the lop amj hurled back upon tin
ethers. "Now be quick:" said llractne. "I'll
hold this. Iion'l break any bottles ut)
the tliK-r. Throw them out there,"
Sll.'l KoiiliiiiiK,
Raslrrn Man llmv are things ia
Pugoitt City new'.' '
Western Man- Untuning, just in
booming. Why, 1 happened to want a
little pending- niniiey last week, and
it didn't take nie half an hour to pet
a third mortgage i n my house. N. V.
IIiIiIm-iI III I'rli-niN.
Pin- - Did you ever get the crave for
making a colleeiinii of some particu
lar t king'.'
lie-Oh, yey; I started once to
make a collection of umbrellas, but
there were so many strenuous, objec
tions that I had to give it up.
Yonkcm Statesman.
fcia coach. Bli consternation on wak
ing to e us torn, bruised and blooCy .
Wat laughable, but be hastened to find
va warm water and bandagea, and w
ooa felt comfortable.
Baptlste was radiant with pride and
delight over the fight and horered
alout (iraeme and nie, siring Tent to
his feelings In admiring French and
English expletives. But Abe was dis
gusted because of the failure at Sla
vln's. for when Nelson looked in he saw
Slavic's Trench Canadian wife in
charge, with her lmby on her lap, and j
he came back to Shaw and said, "Come J
way; we can't touch this." and miaw,
after looking In, agreed that nothing
could be done. A baby held the fort.
As Craig listened to the account of
the light he tried hard not to approve,
but he could not keep the gleam out of
his eyes, and us I pictured Crnetue
dashing back the crowd thronging the
barricade till he was brought d iwn by
the chair Craig laughed gently and put
his hand on (iracmc's knee, and as I
went on to describe my agony while
Ma tin's fingers were gradually Hearing
the knife Ids face grew pale and his
eyes grew wide with horror.
"Ilaptiste liere did the business," I
Mid, and the little frenchman nodded
compl icchtly and said:
"I '.it's tin- for sure."
"I'-y the way, how Is your foot?" ask
ed -Iraeme.
"He's fuss rate. I:it's what you call
-one bite of -of- ihlt lecl In'CS. He's
('. re; you i. 'it your linger ilere, he's not
d. n-. What you call liimV"
"i'lea:" 1 suggested.
"D'.ii:" eiied I'.aptiste. "Patt one
bite of ilea."
"I was thankful I was under the
barrels," 1 replied, smiling.
"ui:'s inak lie vit mad. I
jump and swear yen awful bud. lint's
pardon me. M'sh-u Craig, liehV"
smiled nt him rather
' he said to
a wfa
A I.ninit of l.ovr,
rirrnmc of a heaven above.
Hut thin for life's brkf day;
A little lamp of love
Can light a great world's way!
I Atlaata Oonrtltutloa.
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1 ami lav!
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I'Vfl- I1'-'
ti... kna'f
1. r- .1 u by
a :i I S.-l Vi
al l:;;:c; I mp fiou the
if ll were . ' i .-.alii ; upon
I v.-:.i in despair,
"if'th was ir-dm: t'.i:.
.!' exultant fury Idaho
' with all l;is weight upon
i c illld only cling to him.
d together toward nie, but
ell I brought down my bar
upraised hand and Rent the
.life Hying across tin; room. Idaho's;
howl of ragu- anil pain was mingled
i with a shout from below, and there,
' dashing the crowd to right and left,
' came old Nelson, followed by Abe, San
i dy, tkiptiste, Shaw and others. As
j they reached the barricado it crashed
, dow n and, carrying me with it, pinned
ine fa.-t.
j Looking out between the barrels, I
saw what ftoze my heart with horror.
i In the fall (iraciiii- had wound Ills
arms about his enemy and held him
I In a grip so deadly that lie could not
'strike, but iraeme' s stiv agili was ('ail
ing, and when I looked I sa , laat Id l
lio was slowly dragging li 'li aer.s
the slippery Hour to win re :1a- kni'V
lay. Xi-an-r and nearer his o.m-troteh-ed
lingers came b the ;::il'.-. In mi'ii
I yelled and struggled. My oice was
lost in (he awful din, i'-i.I fn- bar. i
caile held fast. Above me, stand
lng on a barrel bend, was I'.aptiste,
yel'dng like a demon. In vain I called
to h'ui. My lingers could lust reach
his foot, and he heeded not at all my
touch. Slow ly Idaho was dragging his
almost unconscious victim toward the
knife. His lingers were touching the
blade point when, under a sudden in
spiration. I pulled out my penknife,
opeiti d it with my teeth and drove the
blade into Itaptiste's foot. With a
bloodcurdling yell he sprang down and
began ilatn.-lng round in his rage, peer
ing among the barrels.
"Look: Look:" I was calling In ago
ny and pointing. "For heaven's sake,
, look, Iiaptiste:"
The fingers had closed upon the knife,
the knife was nlrcady high in the air,
when, with a shriek, I'.aptiste cleared
the room at a bound, and before the
l'ldfe could fall the little l-'reiiclinian's
boot hail caught the uplifted wrist and
scut the knife Hying lo the wall.
Thfii there was a great rushing
sound as of wind through the forest,
and the lights went out. When I
awoke, I found myself lying with my
head on Graeme's knees ami I'.aptiste
siiiinkling Know on my face. As I
looked up (Jraeme leaned over, and,
smiling down Into my eyes, he said:
"Good boy! It was a great light, and
we put It up well." And then he whis
pered, "I owe you my life, my boy."
Ills words thrilled my heart through
end through, for I loved him ns only
men can lore tueu, but I only answer
ed: "I could not keep them back."
"It was well done," he said, and I
felt proud.
I confess I was thankful to be so
wll out of It, for Graeme got off with
a bone in his wrist broken and I with
a couple of ribs cracked, but had it not
been for the open bairel of whisky
which kept them occupied for a time,
offering too good a chance to be lost,
and for the timely arrival of Nelson,
neither of us had ever seen the light
We found Craig sound asleep upon
I'.ul era
"It was
Ciai-mo. "and it was hardly worth it.
They'll get mer- whisky, and anyway
the le-ifite Is gene."
"Well." al ! ( ir.-iome, with a fdgh of
s . t N fact i .; i. "ii is r.t.t ig:ie pyeh a
i ;." sldi'il a!':Vr as it was."
And we i .. ;'l say nothing In reply,
f r we eon' I h ar Nixon s:i ring in the.
I "t root, i. ami n one had lnar.1 of
tin wi re others of the
we knew v.-cri- evi n row
. in's. It was thought best
: 11 ti a ig'n in Mr. Craig's I
!.!". I-".; v a t might hup- I
i v. lay V. 1:. re We ci "at, I
. 1 d i...:i.- lo sin-: i: to '
Lilly, mi
league th-
i' iwii i:t :
I .at all s
lia. k. ii.
i a;t. a-.l
" I v. e 1
kneeling Decide him in a moment. Th
words cam slowly: i
"Oi tried to light hit hout-bnt-Oi
got beaten. Bit 'urts to think 'e'a
ashamed o' me Ol'd like t'a done bet
ter Ol would."
"Ashamed of you, Billy r aald Craig
la a rolce that broke. "Not he."
"And ye hall 'elped me sor he went
on. "Oi wish Ol'd 'a' done better Oi
do." And his eye8 sought Ge-ordle and
then rested on Mrs. Mavor, who smiled
buck at hiui with a world of lore in
her eyes. "You halu't hashanied o' nte
yore heyea aaigh eo," be said, look
lug at her.
"No, Billy," she said, and I wonder
ed at her steady voice, "not a bit.
Why, Billy, I am proud of you."
He gazed up at her with wonder and
Ineffable .love in his little eyes, then
lifted his hand slightly toward her.
She knelt quickly and took it in both
of hers, stroking It and kissing It.
"01 haught fa done better. Oi'm
hawful sorry Ol went back on Tm. Hit
was the li-monaide. The boys didn't
mean no 'arm, but hit started the 'cK
Geordle hurled out some bitter words.
"Pon't be 'aril n 'em. Geonlie. They
didn't mean no 'arm," he said, and his
eyes kept waiting t.ll ("curdle said hur
riedly: "Na. na. lad! I ll Jtlist leave them till
t::: Almichty."
'I lu ll Mrs. Mavor s ing softly, smooth
ing his hand, "Just as I Am," and Billy
do.ed quietly for half an hour.
When he awoke again, his eyes turn
ed to Mr. Craig, and they were trou
bled and anxious.
"Oi tried 'ard. Oi wanted to win,"
he struggled to say.
By this time Cr.-i'g was master of
himself, and he answered in a clear,
distinct voice:
"Listen. Billy. Vmt made a great
fight, and you are going to win yet.
And, besides, do you remember the
sheep that goi lost over tin- moun
tains';" This parable was Lilly's spe
cial delight. "1 :- didn't beat it when
l:e got it, did be? He took it in Ids
arins and carriid it home, ami so be
will yi u."
And Hilly. Ui 1.1s yes !'a. leiicd
oa Mr. Craig, si- ;.'.y ;aid:
"Will V?"
"Nin i I" said ' ';
a ; -
When I aw
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ra 1 :.' e.l fi
i 111 - laaa
a '.- h '.I
-.i"t and h
v.'n man v
"He. i'd'c
stirr r
:'.'! 1 e: !y all 1
: -.'. A s we were :
'.: I wi,' that hi
of il.e l.lght before,
e .in ,a back ; his fact
t e t l.-ar. lie wa
d pni-e. It was
1 mat, i
! ated
, wni
. ins !
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1 lie
s; d
WL.S- 1 K'i i-t:t nil night, but
lam failed to iin l Billy," he announced
qi'.ieil.v. ,
We did not talk much. Graeme and
I worried with our broken bonj, jind
the others FiilTVred from a general
morning depression. But after break
fast, as t?u- t:nti were beginning to
move, Craig look down his Bible, and.
saying. "Walt a few minutes, men,"
la- read slowly. In ids beautiful, clear
voice. Unit psalm for all lighters,
"tinil In our refuge and strength."
and so on to the noble words:
"Tli- Lord of Hosts Is with us;
The ;t.'.l of Jacob Is our refuge."
How the Mighty words pulled us to
gether, lifted us till we grew ashamed
i f our Ignoble rage and of our Ignoble
And t li--:i Cnig prayed In simple.
: a l:ig words. There was ae- i
1 ... igmeiit i.f failure, but I knew ;
'. v. --. tl:l:.:.l:!g chlelly of himself;
there v as grat'tudc, and that was for '
the men about him, ami 1 felt lay face 1
I urn with sliaiae; there was a petition I
f r help, and we all thought of Nixon .
iitnl Billy and the men wakening from
their debauch at Slavin's this pure,
bright morning. Then he asked that
we might be math; faithful ami worthy i
of God, whose battle it was. Then wo
all stood up and shook hands with him
in silence, and every man knew a cov
enant was being made. But none saw
his meeting witli Nixon, lie sent us all
away before that.
Nothing w as heard of the destruction
of the hotel stock iii trade. Unpleasant
questions would certainly be asked,
and the proprietor decided to let bad
alone, on the point of respectability
the success of the ball was uot con
spicuous, but the antilcague men were
content if not jubilant.
Billy Brecn was found by Geordle
late in the afleriioon in his own old
ami deserted shack, breathing heavily,
covered up in his tllthy, inolderlng bed
clothes, with a half empty bottle of
whisky at his side. Gcordie's grief and
rage were beyond even his Scotch con
trol, lie spoke few words, but these
were of such concentrated vehemence
that no one felt the ueed of Abe's ns
fclstanco In vocabulary.
Poor Billy: We carried him to Mrs.
Minor's home, put lilin in a warm
i Lath, rolled him in blankets and gave
him little sips of hot water, then of
, hot mill; ami coffee, ns I had seeu a
j clever doctor In tho hospital treat a
similar case of nerve and heart de
pression. But tho already weakened
system could not recover from the aw
ful shock of the exposure following the
debauch, ami on Sunday afternoon we
saw that his heart was falling fast.
All day the miners had been dropping
' In to Impure after him, far Billy had
been a great favorite In other days,
' and the attention of the town had been
admiringly centered upon Ids fight of
these last weeks. It waa 'with no ordl-
. nary sorrow that the news of his con
dltion was received. As Mrs. Mavor
sang to him his large, coarse bands
' moved in time to the music, but ho did
not open Ids eyes tfli ho hoard Mr.
Craig's voice in the next room. Then
he spoke his name, and Mr. Craig wai
"u i-l c : he i - , a U'... ti:r:.
eyes upon Mrs. '. -, r.
"W,,;-. yes. ; : ;
!:! r'l,-. lie !:,:.:...-. ;
lag 'r :u 1 : i -. ' i - ;a .
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ii I. . I., .. .- i I. a - " a-
els eyt s. I : . la 1 ..- !
It V...s III.!.' ' -. ..; ;
bl- d li.ol: p ;- - ! - , - ' ( . .
"My - r 1 ' . i ; . -.:' !
pi red. "She's, i ' ' ; I.- u rki:-:."
"I Khali !ai.a i . : I. ". ; ,l.y." said
Mrs. Ma vt.r i a a . r .!;-. . ; :ai again
Billy smiled, 'i i - i ! :;!;'! I: s eyes
to Mr. Craig and inn'i him t i Ceoi.-ie
ami nt hist to Mrs. Mnor. where they
rested. She bent over and kissed him
twice on the forehead.
"Tell Yr," be said, with uilliculty, "e's
took mo 'oine."
"l'cs, Billy!" she cried, g;t;:!ng into
his glazing eyes.
lie tried to li;'t her hand. Shi- kissed
him again. lie i!:-cw one deep breath
and lay quite still.
"Thank the blessed Saviour:" said
Mr. Craig reverently, "lie has taken
him home."
But Mrs. Man r held tin; dead hand
tight and sobbed out passionately:
"till, Billy, Billy, you helped me once
when I needed help! 1 cannot forget:"
Ami Geordle, groaning, "Aye, laddie,
laddie!" passed out into the failing light
i f the early t veiling.
Next day ia one went to work, for to
nil it seemed a sacred day. They car
ried bliu into lia- little church, and
then- Mr. Craig sp .l.e of his long, hard
light and of bis ilnal victory, for he
died without a lVar anil villi love to
the men who, not knowin , had Iwcn
his death. Ami there was no bitter
ness in any heart, for Mr. Craig read
the story of the sheep and told how
gently he had taken Billy home; but,
though no word was spoken. It was
there the league was made again.
They laid him under the pines beside
Lewis Mavor, find the miners threw
sprigs of evergreen into the open
grave. When Siaviu. sobbing bitterly,
brought Ids sprig, no one slopped him,
though all thought it strange.
As we turned to leave the grave the
light from the evening sun came soft
ly through tin- gap in the mountains
and, tilling tho valley, touched the trees
and the little mound beneath with glo
ry, and I thought of that other glory
which is brighter than the suti and
was not sorry poor Billy's weary
light was over, and I could not help
agreeing with Craig that it was thwe
the league had its revcuvre.
To in-: roxt'iM i:i xkxt wkkk.
Wi-nllh rente il liy Tlmlior.
Ursa. Sweden, has in the course of a
generation sold $.",7."0,000 worth of
trees, and by means of a judicious re
planting has provided for a similar in
come every .'10 or 40 years. In conse
quence of this commercial wealth
there are no taxes. Kaihvays anil tel
ephones are free, ami so are the school
houses, teaching and many other
DrllllnK nnit C lii-ck-Rnn Inx.
Generally, we think drilling prefer
able to cheek-rowing, and for the oive
reason that corn being scattered more
by drilling, has a better opportunity
to successfully develop. Bows being,
nay three and two-thirds feet each
way, it is customary in hill corn to se
cure os nearly as possible an averagt
of two and one-half stalks to the hi. 1,
or two and one-half stalks every three
and two-thirds feet. If these stalks
were distributed along the row as they
are when drilled, they would stand
about IS Inches apart. Now it is quite
reasonable that since drilling makes a
more even distribution, there will be n.
better irrowth. Ohio Farmer.
H For tx y-a I waa m rim.. v.
SBla ia tla onl form. J could tiZ
ui milk (oast, and at llnmmi uim.-J'
Dot retain and digest even that Lut
bf-can takine CASCAKETS and t,JLr 1
hava steadily IniproTed, until I an Mi.?' I
erer naa in my life." n1i
iw t Caanfraet m Coaelet Cora
Crik aotl Graoarr at a Very
Muarrale Kiprtir,
In the illustration, Figure 1, Is shown
the elevation of corn crib and granary
vhich is very convenient on any farm
where much wheat, corn, oats or bar
ley is grown, and an every fanner soon
rinds out that It is Uot practicable to
store grain in the barn along with hay
and oilier roughage, owing to the de
ft met iou from mice and rat's -and
lunger from los by fire, such an out
biiiidicg is found almost indispensable
in every farm of 40 or more acres.
The plan covers ilOx.lO feet, with posts
10 feet in height. The corn crib part is j
rfYri ' CANDY
Pleasant. PnlMtahlf.. PnMnt - I
.. t.f
14x20 feet and ii divided into a drive
w iv 'J feet wide and u corn crib j feet
The crib posts next to the driveway
are flared 1 1 feet frutu linttom to top
and the crib vviif lmld bet wen dull and
TU'l biihels nf car corn. The driveway
when not in u.-e fur storing corn iitav
he uliiied for the storing i f wagon-,
or carriages, and wilh pulleys, the
wagon box or hayrack may he drawn
up out of t lie way.
The granary pm-lb n i- P'.x'JO. with
alleyway three feet wide i Mending
along bet we in two row.- i-f bins which
:iivi-r a t'oor each, of C. l. N 1 4
feet and are 7 ft i t high. Thc-e bins
will hold about 'i b , 'u '- of gia'n.
The v a re made i '' 1 e a , 1- . I, . : a ; i I cl
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jusi across ine ooiiiuiary lire in (-
.viexico ami near me i tu-i tic ,.,,
there is a very curious well. Tt-i.
habitants of this country mMhJ
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ii le-iu nun ,i..iiir ; Hi jj
ini e ci ii on 1 1 1 c inriia it iii i rt! f
luis well is anont m leet tit eh. iin(
m.-nA 1, a 1,.illt n t, I.kv.,, ,
uiii'i i ' nx.iv .... .im iii.iiis OTi.
for hauling water from it. 1 f il.i, jtl
ican had been an educated
niiin i,
might have been an inventor.
A tree nourishes nmr t ho well i,:
tias two nranclies growing ia:t oft'..
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c'red bii-h. ! ncu t rn. which may be
unloaded from corn crib driveway,
thus utilizing i very foot of rooting
capacity in the building.
Small door- which are kept tightly
closed, arc arranged along the tops of
bins next to the driveway and by the
aid of a portable chute attached by
hooks and staples to side of bin, the
grain can be unloaded right from ihe
wagon to the bin very easily. This
saves very much heavy lugging of grain
at threshing .time and facilitates Un
bundling. The outside row of bins are
arranged in same manner, only the
wagon is driven up alongside outer end
of granary building where the chute
and port-hole are arranged.
At A, in the granary compartment,
is left a space fix 10 feet where the fan
ning mill is kept ready for use, along
with scales, bag-holder, truck, bags,
measure-, etc. The door from drive
way to this room will be found very
convenient if at any t ime it is desirable
to shell corn from the crib and store it
in a granary bin for feeding. Tin-cost
of construction would be hard forme
to estimate, owing to the difference in
cost of various materials. It is bet
ter to put such a building as this upon
stone or tile piilai s. owing to the fat-i
that all parts will then be accessible
to cats and dogs, which will lessen the
chances of the enterprising rat or
mouse. The building might be erect
ed of hewn, or sawed square timber
framed together, or a balloon frame.
Any good carpenter can llgure an es
timate, after knowing the material
that is available for its construction.
George W. Brown, in Ohio Farmer.
I'rotcln fur Dnlry Coim.
For many years the (ierman stand
ard established by Dr. Wolff was ac
cepted as final. A 1 ,00(1 pound cow
was supposed to -require 2.5 pounds
of digestible protein. Keeent inves
tigations have partially discredited
this theory. The best dairymen now
prefer to feed protein according to
the capacity of the individual cow.
It is understood that some small
cows will make good use of a ration
that contains the full amount of
protein while other cows that weigh
considerably more, will waste part of
it, because of their inability to con
vert it into milk. Agricultural Kp-itoniist.
T 1 1 !' K AS Vi lli, t, I'lll'.a v
(A's I'-ir. nine - Way i: :Jr
a W.Ui r t-'upl'lj 1
trunk-. These boughs sep'iia.:-! ':
four branches higher up. The !.'.'
cut the branches ia such a v. . '.:
they formed a pern ft rt-M I' .riil
well sweep, lie fastened ;'. mi
to a crossbar, laid across tl.e t a ..i f;
branches in the middle, using s; ,
thongs for the purpose.
Tluen lie fastened a weight to rnit c
of t li e sweep and a long rope tot:
other end. The bucket is fa-u-nu:-the
end of .this 'long rox ami all
has to do is to lower the bin la ; ii
the well. The weight of the si oin-p::
it up again, br'nmiing full.
Hail Xo l ailli in ll.iul
Hanks were deemed iin-
l-'armer Conrud, m' Vestal. X.
savings, amounting to iffUm, 1;
fully sewed in an old coat,
day.- liner his wife, a very en a
Lnly, sold the coat to a junk
for live cents. With other ra
coat was forwarded to a de.
worn-oiii raiment, and by ti
coat ami money have p:ilial-h
where the woodbine tvvineth.'
ale !
e on ii
Whnt thr- Dairy Cow ed.
The relation of the comfort of the
cow to the cash received by her own
er for her products, is one that every
dairyman should study with much in
terest. These conditions enough
good food and pure water, shelter from
the heat of summer and storms of
winter, and kind treatment, ara just
the conditions man demands for his
own comfort, and just what would be
due every animal from every owner,
for humanity's sake, even were there
no business relations between then.
Some Reasons
Why You Should Insist on Having
IJiiciiualed by any other.
Renders hard leather soft.
Especially prepared.
Keeps out water.
A heavy bodied oil.
, kii excellent preservative.
f educes cost of your harness.
Never burns the leather; its '
Efficiency is increased.
Secures best sen-ice.
Stitches kept from breaking.
s sold in all
Localities ManufMureill.,
Stnmlard Oil C'oropiiM-
'Over half a century of it
is one of the reasons wiiy
goods stamped
Rogers Bros"
the product of this long
experience are best. They
are sold by leading deal
ers. For catalogue No. I91
explaining points of in
terest to buyers, address
the makers
. iBteraBtlenul flllver Cmpw7i
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