Okeene Eagle. (Okeene, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, January 5, 1906 Page: 6 of 8
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I’ay tribute not nlon<* o’er
Who claim the leans due warred duitt.
Whose Uvea to Valor long were wed,
Wheat? deads were wise and Just.
Bather, O friend, pause in thy quest
For golden wealth, for wider fame,
And give to those not richly blest
Immunity from blame.
Pause thou and praise the men who try.
Albeit failure crowns their work;
And gladly sound the names on high
Of those who never shirk.
Home fit reward to merit give;
Great kindness unto error show;
Commend the good In those who live;
Perhaps the dead may know.
(Jive flowers, fair flowers, to tender hands
That clasp thy love and speed It far;
And watching by th - ebbing sands
Look up and see life's star.
And ever softly speak a word
To put new hope In those who fall,
For censure's voice Is never heard
W here prayers alone avail.
—-Charles W. Stevenson, In Washington
A STORY OF THE ARMY
OF THE POTOMAC
ByGEN. CHARLES KING
Author of "Norm An Holt." **Th« Colonel1*
liAUtfhter.'* •• Tort Frays*," Itc.
Copy * I* lit. mM. by Li. W Dilliughaui Co.
CHARTER XXI. -CnXTisi kd.
"Well, well," said the colonel, "they
have Ix-on prompt' You can get to
Acqula by noon, can't yon?"
"Not If he goes hack by way of Old
Scoffer's,” remarked a Held officer,
thoughtfully. "Fred, don't you Imagine
the chief wants to smooth things a hit
before you tell Stanton all about It?"
"Don't go back, Benton. Just let
him sweat. It'll make him more civil
another time,” began an lmpetuoue
comrade, but stopped short at sight
of (lie cloud in Benton's eyes, the anx-
ious look In the colonel's flue, clearcut,
soldierly face. It was the latter who
spike again, apd without Interruption,
for already he hud won the faith of
even such martial Iconoclasts as the
Black Hals. "This means something
more than a mere difference due to ill
temper,” said he. “You are wanted
for a purpose, Benton. It Is about
I.ad tie, do you think?"
Fred had already risen. "I shouldn't
be surprised," he answered, thinking
uncontrollably of the words of his
Washington Informant, "God help the
man that has to bump up against Stan-
ton Just now!"
Yet he rode hack to headquarters
and, surely enough, found his chief
there, chaflug and suspicious. "What'*
Stanton want of you?" he blurted out.
"You haven't—You didn't—make a
row about what 1 said Monday night,
did you? We were all cross-grained
then, and 1 didn't happen to think you
had to look me up and so—got lost."
"I have certainly written to a friend
at Washington asking for other duty,
sir," said Benton firmly, though his an-
ger had vanished and given place
to sadness and anxiety. "I did not
get lost, however. I obeyed orders,
and under similar circumstances should
do so ugain."
"I've told you 1 didn't understand
the mutter at the time or I shouldn't
have said, perhaps, what 1 did." broke
In Old Scoffer, both hurt and troubled.
"H you're going to start In on your
army career with the Idea that you're
never goiug to rot hauled over the
coals, you've mistaken your profes-
sion." Scoffer knew he had been
In the wrong. He wanted to undo
the wtong. lie simply didn't know-
how. and nenton wouldn't help him.
And so they parted enemies. If any-
thing, and, preceded by the story of
Old Scoffer's vehement assertion, en-
larged, of course. In trnnslt, that he
"had more friends In the south than
In the army," Benton reported the
following day at the war department,
ami was shown Into the presence of the
For a moment each studied the other,
and the menace In Stantons frown
roused the spirit of fight in Beaton's
not too pacific temperament "What
business has a man to look at nte as |
though he thought I ought to be hang-
ed. no matter if he Is war secretary?"
was the question uppermost in the
Badger's mind. His father, the squire,
had once trounced n brother-in-law for
less. The hump of Insubordination was J
rising even before the secretary's first
"How caine you so late, sir?”
Aud the bump was Iu bis throat, as, |
Hushing to the brows, the Badger an- I
"Possibly because 1 was kept waiting
an hour outside, air."
Stanton's veins seemed to swell to,
thrice their uatural sl/.e, and his stroug
face, fringed by the Iron-gray beard, j
turned almost purple.
"You will he wise to keep your tem-
per, young sir, If you with to keep your
commission. You owe your escape 1
from rebel hands. I ant told, to certain
members of Dr. Chilton's Tamlly, of
"It la so. la It not?"
"One member only, sir."
"Unit Ladue was your Intimate
friend at home. I believe." Stanton
was lapping the desk with n long
ruler an ominous sign, said they who
"He was, sir "
"Was it to nqtift v> accounts with the
t.'bilious >ou sought to shield him?" I
"i have Itr.d to shield him In no way.
sir. He bad been brought here before
I could see him again.”
Stanton actually smiled, but the
smile was grim as any scowl.
"Then It was by helping young Chil-
ton, was it?" And the professional
cross-examiner tapped more swiftly
on the table, and his eyes fairly
blazed through the spectacles.
Benton was boiling over now.
"I never heard until an hour ago
that he had got away, sir.” I’m g-”
"Glad, I date say,” said the secre-
tary, with sarcastic force. "We heard
as much of you—and more.” Then,
sudden as a steel trap, "What did you
do with the papers you received from
This time there was no mistaking
Benton’s start of anta/.e. He was kneel-
ing by poor Paul's side in the hospital
tent, when with feeble, nerveless hand
the hoy had passed a little packet
to him and faintly whispered his re-
"What did you do with them?" de-
manded Stanton, and now the officers
standing at th,- side of the room seemed
to hold their breath.
"Nothing, as yet,” was the unlooked
"Then you still have those papers?"
and Stanton seemed rising from his
"Yea, sir," and Benton seemed ready
to spting lo meet him, with fight in
every line of his face.
"Here?" and, Stanton had dropped
the ruler and gripped the arm of his
"Here,” and Benton had the “tourh-
If-you-dare” look of a bull-dog wratch-
ing a hone.
"You may deliver them to Maj.
Thorpe," said Stanton, as though the
matter were settled, and the major
accordingly, but uncertainly, advanced
a step or two. He was fifty years of
age, and Benton was barely half his
years, but the elder little liked the
look of the younger's eyes.
"I may not, Mr. Secretary,” and de-
spite his wrath, something almost like
a smile of amusement played about, the
corners of Benton's firm set lips.
‘Those letters concern only two people
on earth, Lafiue and—my sister. You
may have my resignation this minute,
but not her letters.”
“CART. BKNTON. YOU'RE A COW-
"A spy in camp,” was what »he bri-
gade said, when it heard the story
that came from Washington, and
“hopping mad" was the brigade. Its
fur had been rubbed the wrong way
by the little flings of rivals, prompted
by the pitiable envy that seems In-
separable from any profession whoso
reward Is mainly reputation. Its
sense of subordination, too, had been
tried by tales of sneering remarks
made by Gen This or Col. That, and
H firmly believed that much of Fred
lienum’s present trouble was due to
the fact that he wmlfln't stand hear-
ing them abused, belittled, or ma-
ligned. In greatly exaggerated form,
the rumor of his disagreements with
his fellow sialt offlcei * vn-l his "row
with Old Scoffer" had gone the round
of the regiments, to the fnd that Fred
was now looked upon, as r hero and s
champion, even by the Black Hats,
who rarely saw heroism In anybody,
who scouted the idea of Leading a
champion and who pronounced one
general of the Army of the f atomuc,
at least, a consummate ass. They
were mad clear through when t*M h«
had declared Bcnlon disloyal— "had
more friends In the south than ir» the
army." Only a few weeks previous
they had been pulling Benton to pieces
among themselves, because of hU ap-
pari nt neglect of them and prefer-
ence for his new associates. Now they
were all afire at the idea of any one
nbuslng hlnu and there was wrath
end wonder In cantp when It vvs.
learned that by order of Stanton h'.m-
sclf Fred Benton mas held m close
arrest, wiih the prospect, said rumor,
of being sent to that so-called bastlle
of the war days—Fort l^afayette.
Oh, a beautiful case was this worked
up against Capt. Fred Benton. A D.
C.. If the rumors front ihe rear could
he believed, and strange It was, Indeed,
that In the midst of .ill the wrath and
despond In all ranks, there should ap-
pear at the camps of the Iron Brigade,
shaking bunds with brother officers
uud soldiers, that very able talker and
genial fellow-riltzen, Maj. McKinnon,
ami Mae had lots to tell. Growlers—
and most men were growlers that wo<
fill Chrlstmastlde along the Stafford
Heights who asked him why he
wasn't with Ida regiment, were told
that he was still on court-martial du-
ty, but court had adjourned over
Christmas. Growlers at first only
growled when McKinnon tentatively
l < - au to talk about Benton and La-
due, but later they listened—mo-t men
will—and when he returned three
days la.'er to his court nt the capital
and made report to certain confiden-
tial officers at the department, it must
be admitted thut, though he took back
with him far less of compromising
character concerning Benton than he
expected and hoped, he left a lot Le-
And all this time there la> at the
old capitol prison, awaiting needed
evidence to prove him a spy. a very
luckless young soldier, Paul Ladue.
All this time there fumed and chafed,
confined in arrest to the limits of Greble
Barracks and the adjoining square in
which were the officers' quarters, Capt.
Fred Benton. A. D. C., well-nigh for-
bidden to be seen by anybody save
secret service specimens detailed for
the purpose. All this time there was
a man that could have thrown light on
the situation, but most Unaccountably
had he disappeared. Jennings was
auuin at large, and the department de-
clared It knew not whither he had
gone. He had been released, was the
explanation—well—because it would
appear that he had only done what
humanity dictated—helped and nursed
a half drowned, half fever-burned, half
Then the squire came out from the
west, and that lusty putriot happened
to be at odds with state official.: over
some regimental appointment. The
great president was now confronted by
new and direful problems—Burn-
side had demanded the dismissal
of several of his generals or else
his own. A new chief of the army
had to be chosen at this crisis of Its
history. No wonder the mighty cap-
tain could not anchor his craft in the
rush of the rapids, and lower a boat
for the little hoy's apple. No wonder
he had no time to personally Investi-
gate the case of Benton's beloved son.
"The new housekeeper," he said.
would quit without notice rather than
submit to Interference." With Sor-
rowing, suffeyug. anxious heart he let
Burnside go, "l sei Burnside's liereest
critic, himself to lose his head a few
weeks later, in Burnside's place, and
ilien the great, loyal, triple-tried army
went in again, with overwhelming
numbers, to round tip that thin gray
line along the southward heights.
Again the fords were ribboned with the
pale blue columns, as a dozen great
divisions circled the confederate left.
Attain did Jackson dare to drop every-
thing at the front, swing clear round
the‘outermost line and come crushing
in on an astonished and bewildered
Hank. "Never,” say the confederates,
and God knows they Know, “did the
Yanks fight harder than at Chancellors-
vllle"—that is. those who fought at all.
for only a fourth of their entire array
got a chance, but again "Back to the
fords!" was the order, and. cursing
their luck and praying for a fair fight
and no favor, back the fourth time
went the army. Then came the sum-
mer. the race lor the Potomac, and the
rush at last to the high-water mark
of rebellion on the shores of the Sus-
But meantime there had beon a scene
or two .at Washington, never men-
tioned in the chronicles of the day
and in the midst of alarms and dis-
tractions such as Washington had
uever known before. Sucti matters
as the public cowhiding of an army
officer almost in front of the white
house would be "scare-headed” from
Maine to Manilla to-dny, but the papers
had no space tor it then. Squire lien-
ten had touched up McKinnon's new-
uniform to the tune of 30 lashes before
ihe police could step in and spoil the
sport, and only in a local journal and
one or two in the far west was the
affair referred to.
Paul Ladue, convalescent, had been
twice subjected to rigid questioning
with the hope of establishing the guilty
Connivance la his escape of a certain
Baltimore household, as well as a cer-
tain union officer, and with the result
cl establishing nothing beyond the fact
that -'\en In his weakness he had more
strength and "sand” than the prosecu-
tion. Then he was tendered release
on parole, for long Investigation had
fa Bed to unearth a thing to warrant
detention as a spy.
A romantic turn In the fids of affairs
had come when a certcJn senator called
on the secretary and offered lo show
that the incriminating papers which |
Benton had refused to surrender and
wyiefi Ml<- Benton now would he wit!- |
ing to show, if necessary to save the
prisoner's life, were personal letters
and nothing more. Stanton knew this,
probably, as well as the senator, but
was wroth that any one else should
know It, and furious that an officer
should dare refuse to surrender them,
no matter what cr whose they were. I
Then Ladue's Baltimore friends had j
sent word across the line that Ladue j
was to be tr'ed as a spy and hanged j
whether convicted or not, and an Ala- i
bania brigade declared In reply that
they would hang the first Yankee lieu-
tenant they caught If a hair rtf Paul's ;
head were Injured.
One thing. It was slid, that had
made Stanton so forceful a prosecutor
tn the past was the ease* with which !
he could always persuade hinowlf of
a prisoner's guilt, the jury following
as the night the day. Something had
i*> he done, he had sa' i, to stop this
wholesale transmission of strte and
military secrets to Ihe enemy, nnd a
victim was demanded. He bad mured
this confederate officer, caught In
civilian dree-;, old Capl »d prison,
and If Ivj wasn't a spy, then he "must
hnve 'eglectrd his opportunities ami
de»e»ved to he hanged " What made
T.anton so hoi against l.uduc was that
so many women, clergymen, (,'hurch
people, and others took to pleading for
the lad Then It was that McKinnon
began to find favor at the war de-
partment, Then It was that Capt.
Benton's limits were restricted Instead
of being enlarg'd. Then u wthat
soft-liearted surgeons at the Old Cap-
itol hospital ware replaced by men of j t
sterner stuff. Then It was that the
' Chilto»3 were notified that they must
leave Washington forthwith, and the
i Squire, bursting with wrath at being
j forbidden to see the doctor and his
* daughter, had had brief conference*
| with Fred, now almost fretting his
lievrt out at the barracks; had learned
through an officer of rank in the reg-
ular service that beyond possibility of
doubt Maj. McKinnon was at the bot-
tom of all these new and ni(*st oppres-
sive orders; had gone to the white
house with a demand lo see the presi-
dent; had been promised an opportun-
ity i.’.medlatcfy after cabinet meeting
that afternoon: had met McKinnon
sauntering down the avenue in com-
pany with a fellow soldier-lawyer, and
had hurled himself upon him then and
there, to the end that the major was
picked up and carried to Willard's,
the squire escorted to the police sta-
tion, and the Interview didn't come off.
It Is recorded of the president that
when told of the Incident that evening,
his s?d face brightened for the first
time in a week. "I wonder if the
squire would let me make him a gen-
eral." said he. “At least he fights.”
That night a soldier of the regular
service did a thing that, had Stanton
I nown it, would doubtless have sent
that soldier to close arrest, if not to [
a cell, lie was an officer of rank, a
gentleman of gentlemen, and a fellow
beloved of his fellow men. Entrusted
with an order to see that Dr. Chilton
and daughter were safely sent to the
> •* #•
WATER BY WINDMILL.
Best Arrangement for Pumping and
Piping to the Various
A correspondent In the Farmer’s
Advocate of Canada wants to know
the cheapest and best way to supply
water from a well 27 rods distant
from the house. A Grt y county
(Ontario) farmer, in reply, says:
"I would advise the use of an eight-
foot windmill erected over well, pip-
ing being run to buildings. A force-
THE WATER SYSTEM,
pump will be required, and I would
not use anything smaller than one-
inch piping, and galvanized at that.
The cost will depend on the mill,
pump, piping and tank, which can be
steamer for Old Point Comfort, a suit- obtained from any of the agents. I
able guard going with them, he had have used a windmill for three years,
called on the kindly old Virginian late and It has given perfect satisfaction,
in the afternoon. If a check valve is used, as shown in
There had been a brief, courteous the accompanying sketch, the pipe can
talk. The officer deeply regretted, he be tapped anywhere between check
said, to have to be the means of car- an<1 supply tank to water other build-
rying out the order, hut he would call ings or stock at ham or anywhere
with a carriage at 8:30. Was there desired."
anything he or his wife could do for
"There is. sir,” answered a voice. Education of the Times Is Towards
and with cheeks flushing through their , the Farm—More Scientific
pallor tflid eyes that flashed despite evl- , Farmers
dence of recent tears, Rosalie Chilton i _
swept quickly into the room. "We hear ( Reports from all the leading agricul-
that Mr. Benton—Squire Benton—too, tural colleges show an increase iu at-
has been arrested and—my aunt will tendance and a larger proportion of agri-
not admit of anything—but I feel that
THE OUTLOOK GOOD.
it is to him we are indebted for most
generous aid. Major. I wish to see
him, to thar.k him, to—tell him some-
thing--as his daughter is noi here.
Can that be arranged before we go?”
"If a possible thing,” said the major,
well knowing the squire was out on
cultural students than ever before. The
statement is often made that agricul-
ture is. at present, enjoying a boom ani
the growth in numbers of college-
trained farmers Is pointed to as proof
of the statement. It is true that at no
time has agriculture presented so broad
a range of possibilities as it does to-day.
hail bv this time, and would certainly 11 may be true that a few men are at-
come in person All flic same, lie told traded to the work merely because of
his wife at dinner of Miss Chilton's tts increasing popularity. A vastly
request and, what had not that keen- lftrger number are learning to realize
witted army woman already known or the Importance and possibilities of the
"He cannot leave barracks," said
she, on the spot, "hut you can invits
him here to your quarters; then bring
them here on the way to the boat
and leave the rest to me.”
"He cannot leave! Why, my dear
he isn't in barracks. The police-"
begins the major, obtusely.
"Major! You ask Capt. Benton here
and—and—no questions,” interposes
madam? with severe and superior wis-
dom. "Then bring—her to me.” And
li;Tht begins to dawn on the master
—and he obeys.
That evening a carriage whirled pasX
the gua.Med gateway oi the barrack
square and drew up at tha quarters of
| profession In the development and
growth of the country. Too long has
agriculture been looked upon as an occu-
pation of the hands and not the head.
As such it had no attractions for the
progressive student whose ambition
l was to win a standing in the higher
branches of learning. For this reason
| the fanner's sons have been turning
their attention to other professions,
such as law. medicine, literature, etc.
Every year the universities of the coun-
try have been graduating large numbers
of these professional men. many of
| whom witness the departure of their
boyish dreams while waiting for their
first client or patient. In the meantime
the technical institutions have been de-
veloping the less attractive sciences.
Care During the Winter to Prevent
Sun-Scald and Other
During the winter season the ques-
tion of winter injury to young fruit
trees again comes \jp, and it i3 a ques-
tion. too. of no sihall consequence.
Winter injury may come JjOUi three
sources, namely, sun-scaldJ^jr-*'^.
and mice. In the aggregate\ne ioss
by injury from these three sources
must be something enormous. All
young fruit trees are liable to attack
from one or all of these. None may
Sun-scald is caused by the alternate
freezing and thawing of the bark
while the wood and root system Is in
a frozen and dormant state. When in-
jured by sun-scald the bark turns
black, dies and often separates entire-
ly from the wood. To prevent injury
from this cause It is necessary only to
protect the trunk and limbs from the
direct rays of the sun. Prof. Bailey
recommends the use of wire cloth or
some material that will obstruct the
sun’s rays without entirely checking
them, as in the latter case the bark
has no opportunity to become grad-
ually used to the sun’s r.*ys.
Care, too. should be exercised in
pruning. The removal of a large
amount of top subjects the remaining
branches to a severe test, the direct,
unobstructed rays of the sun to which
they are not inured. Wood veneer
makes a cheap and effective protection
against Injury from sun-scald. This
material may be had from most berry-
In the matter of growth and proper
care much may be done in the way ot
securing a strong, healthy growth in
the young trees. Plenty of fertility o(
the right kind, with good culture, tends
to produce a normally matured growth
of wood, which is better able to stand
the vicissitudes of the seasons than
an Immatured, sappy growth.
Some growers set the trees so that
the trunks Incline to the southwest,
the force of the sun's rays being thus
diminished by the acute angle. Low-
headed trees appear to suffer less than
those with high trunks, both front sun-
scakl and severe winds. In the mat-
ter of protection against Injury from
mice and other vermin, either the
wire cloth or wood veneer will prove
effective. But to be effective against
the attacks of rabbits the protection
will need to reach two or three feet
from the ground, for. as the snows of
winter accumulate, the rabbits are en-
abled to reach higher.
As against injury from mice, tramp-
ing the snow about the base of the
tree or banking the tree with earth
sometimes proves to be a very effectual
Having the orchards free from rub-
bish and above all. having the ground
about the tree for several feet around
free of a covering w ith grass or weeds,
is1 a point worth considering, says the
Ohio Farmer. Notice the "runs" made
by mice in a clover field where tha
aftermath has been allowed to accum-
ulate, upon the going of snow in the
spring. They may be seen running in
every direction. We should take the
hint and see that no such favorable
conditions shall lead the rascals right
up to the base of the unprotected
young fruit trees.
ihe commanding officer. .The major The " riA lt„r 7 7 sciences,
stepped forth, tendered his hand to an' u? n,fU'e
agile, slender girl who followed her ”,l*. L.lTu T W ”?U1It * a g“n'
soldier esqort to the doorway, where. • Jv'T* ,n the prod'
with eyes that shone and cheeks that ] f?rm h«7', ™e busl ness scope of
colored and 11ns that puckered and Jin! ^develop-
ni^nt of agricultural science has given
the farmer a commercial standing. The
Improvement of plants and fruits; new
discoveries in the betterment of the soil
—all have opened up a new field for the
Investigator and excited the curiosity
the dimly-lighted, coxlly-warned and i of "OSP who forn,prI>' regarded farming
closely-curtained room; then vrolahed.' ?" nie?.dr",,fer1jr' Th“ tendency is now
and. for the first time since that night I”*.'*!'' techn,<*1 edit-atlon Theoppor-
ai Charlottesville, Fred Benton stood tun,t,ps are abundant for the well-
face to face, alone, with the girl he so i *q,l,pPpd man. and with more scientific
fondly and so sadly loved. j farmers In the field the profession will
And when he, In yearning ai d love,' V ^ ,aB .,h® mo*t im‘
stepped eagerly toward her. his eyes ** ribu or to the nntion's pros.
and lips that puckered and
hands that clasped In sympathy and
compassion, a warm-hearted wife and
mother met the motherless girl and
drew her iu. Thp major went back ta
the doctor; the lady led her guest to
the parlor door aud ushered her into
GATHER THE BAG WORMS.
Now Is the Time to Get Rid of the
Cocoons Upon the Fruit and
On many fruit and shade trees one
may find the cocoons of bag worms.
They are usually from one to two
inches long, and arp suspended by
one of the pointed ends from the
shining, his hands outstretched, the
tarred hood fell back from her flushing
face, revealing It In all Its dark and
queenly beauty. Her eyes. too. flashed,
as Ir. amaze, and then in anger she
recoiled. One instnat she glared at
him. then spoke:
"Capt. Benton, you—you're a cow-
The spring h id come and gone.
sword of Lee led again to the border.
The spirit of Jaekson had fled to the
skies. Grimmer than ever, old Ewell
now ruled at the head of the famous
"Foot Cavalry" eori», foremost in the P
dash for the Susquehanna. The arms l00””.." _l>om,> mPa<l»» poverty of soil,
of the south swppt on to
perity. Agriculture Is not booming; it
Several Points to Be Noted by the
Farmer ns Suggested by Ex-
In bulletin 4G, just issued, J. H. Grls-
dale, central experiment farm. Ottawa,
summarizes the points to be noted in
growing alfalfa as follows:
1. Sow sufficient seed.
2. Sow good seed; that Is. germlnablp
3. Sow on well prepared land in good
state of fertility.
4. Sowing without nurse erop over
he arms | - „ — "on.
_________H invasion.!.6 Pr°Ppr preparation of ihe right
Under the new, sore-tried and little- j kln<1 of appdbed and rareful observance
trusted leaders the arms of the north I °* ,llrp< tlons for first year treatment
were reversed in pursuit. Hooker had
quit, as he said, in disgust, declaring
no man could plan and fight with n
string to his Khirt-tail and Stanton and
llalleck a-pull at the string. Reynolds,
cnlm snd sagacious, soldier ami fighter,
had been tendered command, aud po-
litely declined. Mende, his subordi-
nate. stepped over his head, sity-o
Reynolds would none of It, and with
prayer and misgiving picked up the
reln.t dropped by Hooker in sight of ths
Maryland shore. And the same hard
fighting, haul marching, hard swear-
ing. hard used old army hove In sight
of the Stream that hail given It Its
name, and one corps, at least, had lost
nothing by the change.
A shout had gone up one day on the
Rappahannock when the word went
the rounds that Fred Benton was
Iwck, Suddenly had he appeared in their
midst just before Chsncellorsv III*, and
royal was the welcome they gave him.
I'fw lit, CoiUlnusd.J
are necessary to secure a long series of
C. Before sowing he sure that a suffi-
ciency of plant food exists In Ihesurfaie
soil to grow n good crop (40 bushels to
the acre) of oats
7. Ik) not sow on poorly drained land;
well,drained should mean drained lo a
depth of at least two feet.
Age of Grapevines.
asked Mr. Soverhill how long
a grapevine would grow and hear
fruit. He said: "I do not know, hut
when I was 21 years <>l I „iy brother
bought the Robinson farm, nnd I took
up a grapevine there aim replanted
It. It has been growing now. so far
as I know, for 4!» years. During all
this lime It has been hearing fruit.”
The "not how much hill how well
with the bee business as with
BAOWORM (a, b. c) successive stages of
growth; a, t>ug;t], female bug—natural
smaller blanches. Each of the larger
cocoons contains a large number of
eggs, which will hatth iu Ihe spring,
if allowed to remain on the tree, and
will produce enough %young worms lo
strip all the leavps from a tree early
In the summer, according to the Farm
ers' Review. These worms seem to
be especially fond of cedar trees,
and are very likely to he overlooked
on these trees until they have hec mie
so utimerous as to seriously damage
the trees. With these worms a stlteh
In time saves ninety. The cocoons
picked from the trees should be thor-
We have heard a great many prais-
ing blood meal as a poultry food.
They say that It Is very rieh In nitro-
gen. nnd It doubt leas Is. but we must
agr.»e with those poultry men that
say that (heir fowls will eat It only
when compelled to. That was the
writer's experience, nnd be was never
able to get his fowls to eat enough of
It to do very much good.
Keep all manure hauled out and
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Rehfield, E. T. Okeene Eagle. (Okeene, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, January 5, 1906, newspaper, January 5, 1906; Okeene, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1172400/m1/6/: accessed March 24, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.