The Daily Express. (Chickasha, Indian Terr.), Vol. 14, No. 27, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 1, 1905 Page: 2 of 8
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Sugar Beet Seed
The proper selection of the seed Is
the first requisite in planting eays
a bulletin of the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture. At present most
of our best beet eed is imported from
Germany and France. As with other
commodities there are a few standard
varieties the quality of which Is well
known. These standard varieties are
also in the hands of responsible and
established firms. Very serious mis-
takes are sometimes made in the
selection of seed. The entire crop for
one new factory In this country was
one season produced from seed of a
low quality and with consequences
that were serious and far-reaehln
No one can tell much about the qua!
ity of seed by '.looking at it.
farmer can test the seed by germinat
ing a certain number of seeds be
tween two dampened blotters kept
warm and moist. He can observe
what percentage germinates. As each
seed or ball has from one to five
germs there should not be less than
1 50 sprouts from 100 balls. If in ad
dition 80 per cent of the balls pro-
duce as much as one sprout each the
seed can be considered good from
the standpoint of vitality. The best
method to pursue with relation tc
Bced is to consult the nearest reliable
source of information such as a fac
tory or an experiment station which
is making tests.
FOUGHT WITH MONSTER EAGLE.
We herewith Illustrate a clover that
has been much talked about during
the last few years. It was imported
some years ago an . Initial consign
ment coming from Japan to Charles
ton South Carolina. The scientist
calls it Lespedeza striata. It is
summer growing plant that thrives on
light soils. After its introduction in-
to the Carolinas it spread with great
rapidity the seed being carried by
the birds. It is not likely to thrive
north of the Ohio river if left to itself.
If it is grown at all further north It
will have to be sown In the spring
with the certainty that it will kill out
in the winter. Even then it may prove
useful in some locations Just as is
the case with crimson clover.
It Is now widely distributed
throughout the South being reported
Youth Battles for Life with Monarch
of the Air.
News has reached here of a terrible
fight C. I). Estill had a few days ago
with a monster eagle near Philo says
a dispatch from Ukiah Cal. Estill
was plowing and noticed a large bird
in a tree. He stopped his work and
when he saw It was an eagle he be-
gan throwing rocks at it.
The bird was hit several times and
commenced circling around overhead
too high for Estill to throw. Estill
was standing by a picket fence watch-
ing the maneuvers of the bird when
it suddenly swooped down and struck
him a terriflc blow with its wings.
Estill grabbed a picket from the
fence and then began a battle for life
thnt eventually ended in the killing
of the eagle. Time after time It came
at the boy and struck him with its
wings and beak sometimes receiving
blows from the picket in return. Es-
till succeeded In breaking one of the
eagle's wings but did not drive it
Both wore becoming weak and the
eagle managed to slick his talons in
the boy's arm nearly tearing it from
his shoulder and causing him to faint.
When he recovered the eagle was
lying dead but a few feet from him.
The eagle measured ten feet from
tip to tip and had talons eight inches
long. Estill is still under the doc-
Pays for Stolen Vest. -
Some months ago the vicar of no-
gate Sussex received a letter from
Australia asking him to try to find a
man in his village who had had his
waistcoat stolen thirty years ago. The
vicar found the man and told his Aus-
tralian correspondent. In due time
he received a letter Inclosing $50 for
the owner of the waistcoat. The writer
3aid that with the $2. BO he had found
In the waistcoat he had gained a new
start in life and was now well-to-do
FALL OK FRENCH CABINET.
Sheep Never Seasick.
L. B. Harris of Lyndonville Vt.
says that he has noted an interesting
fact In regard to sheep. He has just
imported some sheep from England
and the steamer had a rough passage.
Although passengers horses and cat
tle alike were terribly frightened by
the heavy rolling and pitching of the
big ship the sheep paid no attention
whatever and contentedly chewed
their cud through all the tossing.
Stature of Italians.
Prof. Pagllan an Italian anthropolo-
gist has made a study of the compara-
tive physical development of the rich
and the poor among his countrymen.
This chart showing the average stat-
ure of both classes reveals that the
odds are in favor of the rich from in-
fancy and that they assume a con-
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Needs of Many . Descriptions.
A Washington county (Me.) editor
writes: "One of our newly married
young ladies kneads bread with her
gloves on. The editor of this paper
needs bread with his shoes on; he
needs it with his pants on and unless
the delinquent readers of this old rag
of freedom pay up soon we will need
bread without a darn thing on."
End of Combe' Regime Brought
About by Natural Means.
The developments of the last three
months have p-epared intelligent ob-
servers for the announced resignation
of the Combes cabinet. At the outset
it had a majority of eighty and it
could count absolutely on one of forty
or fifty a margin deemed sufficient
In the groupridden parliament of
France. Four distinct tnd coherent
groups were behind Combes originally.
To Attract Tourists.
A plan is afoot to establish near
Honolulu a native village In all re-
spects as near as possible like the now
extinct villages which existed during
the old missionary days and where
all the old customs "fit to show" will
be shown. It Is considered that such
a village would be an attraction for
Juryman's Truthful Excuse
A Juryman who appeared before
Sir James Hannen in a London court
room recently was in deep mourning
and claimed exemption from service
on the ground that he was interested
in a funeral that day at which be de
sired to be present. "Oh certainly"
said the courteous judge and the man
went sad-facedly away. "Do you know
the man you have exempted?" asked
the clerk. "No" said Sir James. "He
is an undertaker" was the reply.
Professor's Atrocious Pun.
Professor Strunk of the English de
partment of Cornell university is a
fo7id papa as well as a desperate pun-
st-jr. His favorite form of exercise Is
trundling a baby carriage along the
campus walks. One day while he was
so employed a friend hailed him with
the query: "Giving ycur son an air
ing Billy?" "No" replied the pro
fessor with dignity. "I'm giving my
heir a sunning."
Money Made by Beggars.
No beggar in New York makes less
ban $5 a day according to the New
fork Times. They receive contrlbu-
ions varying from one penny to 125.
Some of them are experts in their
Ines and tiay only for donations of
and ?I0 an1 upward telling plaus-
ble stories of unpuid rents dying
ives and starving children of fun-
iral expenses and other harrowing
?xperiences tht appeal to the sympa-
hies of tender hearted humanity.
Largest Clock in the World.
What is said to be one of the largest
clocks in the world has been placed
in a new tower at Elizabeth N. J.
It is thirty-eight feet in diameter with
eighteen-foot hands. The tower
vhich is three hundred feet high was
built expressly for the clock which
will be visible for many miles around.
slant advance after the age of thirteen
when the poor begin hard manual
as far west as Texas. When it first
appears in a community it has a sali
vating effect on horses but later that
effect disappears either because the
animals get used to it or because it ex
hausts something in the soil that
causes the salivation. The stockmen
of the South have come to recognize
this as a valuable forage plant even
though it Is a small grower.
faeed should be sown late ' in the
spring after the ground has become
warm. The land should be well pre-
pared as it must be for all Bmall
seeds. If the soil has been covered
with timber v the past the chances
for the success of the lespedeza are
Improved. The seed obtainable at the
present time is unhulled and there-
fore from one to two pecks per acre
must be used. The plant seeds the
ground abundantly and where the
climate is not too cold the seeding
will be continued from year to year.
To Prevent Smut In Wheat.
This coming spring wheat should
not be sowed without being first treat-
ed if it has any indications of having
been exposed to smut. The trouble
can be obviated by dipping the seed
wheat in a solution that is sure to
prove effective. Smut is carried over
from year to year on the seed w heat.
The mode of treatment is as follows -1
Dissolve ore pound of copper sulphate
in gallons of water. Soak the seed
in this solution for twelve hours after
wnich it should be drained off. Then
tne seed should be soaked for ten
minutes In lime water made by slak
ing one pound of lime in ten gallons
of water. The seed should then be
dried as soon as possible. Care should
then be taken that the seed wheat is
not eaten by chickens or other stock
as the sulphate is a deadly poison.
It is the experience of farmers that
land that bore smutty wheat the previ-
ous year will not bear smutty wheat
if the seed is properly treated the
smut spores in the ground having
lieen all kiiled by the cold weather.
Shoes $500 Each the Latest.
Probably the most remarkable shoes
over produced within recent times
were those worn at a function in Lon
don the other day by a lady well
known In society. In keeping with a
gorgeous gown which is said to have
cost a fabulous sum she wore a pair
of shoes that were literally covered
with flashing jewels diamonds ru-
bies and pearls. The style of decora
tion was of a remarkably striking
character. Five hundred dollars was
the price of each shoe.
Such decoration of shoes is a return
to the fashion of the Middle Ages
when extravagance and gaudy display
were the chief characteristics per-
taining to footwear in common with
The San Frai.cisco police arrested
three men and three women in what
the said was a shoplifting school. It
had counters and shelves and the
women were being taught to steal. A
large amount of goods stolen from de
partment 3tores was recovered.
Care for Berlin Paupers.
As many as 1300 persons seek ref
uge on some days In the "warm
rooms" maintained in Berlin for pau
pers. Four cobblers and a tailor are
paid by the city for mending the gar
ments of the paupers while in these
Standing Jokes are common enough
but whoever heard of a sitting one.
What about the young man who sat
on his sweetheart's new hat and
warbled: "I'm sitting on the style
Mary?" London Tid-Bits.
M. Kouvlcr who was -minister of
finance In the French cabinet which haa
)U!t resigned is looked upon ns the most
like;- man for the head of the new cab-
inet. He has long been a distinguished
figure in French politics and has been
mgni' Huccessiui as minister of finance
receiving much praise for his work In
?unvertiis government rentes from a ii
to me present 6 per cent basis.
as they had been behind Waldeck
Rousseau and not the least Influential
Df them was the socialist group. Rous-
seau was unable to organize a purely
republican ministry as the moderates
under Meline were bitterly opposed to
the reopening of the Dreyfus case
and he was obliged to invoke socialist
aid. Socialist votes kept him in power
for the extraordinary term of three
years from June 1899 to June 1902
and the same votes have enabled the
obscure Combes to weather many
storms and retain office in a country
of short-lived cabinets for thirtv
Combes' programme Included the
rigorous application of the anti-clerical
associations law passed under Rous-
seau old-age pensions for workmen
the reduction of the term of. military
service to two years and an income
tax. His conflict with the Vatican j
and his gradual conversion to dises
tablishment (the repeal of the century
old concordat) will be regarded as the
feature of his career as premier Sep
aration projects approved by him are
now pending in the chamber of deputies.
Whether the retirement of Combes
spells a decided change of legislative
policy time will show. Much will de
pend on the fate of the "bloc." If it
remains fairly intact the next ministry
will continue the work of the retiring
one. If it dissolves and the socialists
Women Clerks in London.
London's women clerks are increas
ing in number with remarkable rapid
ity. According to an official return
their ranks which In 1891 Included
17859 young women rose to a total oi
55784 in the year 1901. Male clerks
Increased in the decade by 34.? per
cent only whereas their rivals ad
vanced by no less than 300 per ceut
Experiments With Oil.
After six weeks' experiment with
two different oils the borough sur
veyor of Kensington London has re
ported that the system cf laying dust
by oil Is unsuitable for London. Not
only is the cost twice as much as foi
WHter but the smell from the oil
caused many complaints where it was
Prisoner Saticfied with Quarters.
A prisoner recently confined In
Washington county Vermont scon re
turned for another terra. On being
questioned regarding his anxiety to go
back he Eaid: "Well you see I liked
the board and besides I got inter
ested in a novel they have at the Jail
and I wanted to finish it."
Interesting War Relics.
A Bowdoinham (Me.) farmer pos
seases some war relics of unusual In
terest. Among them is an old fash
Fad Advances Prices.
At presedt a fancy value attaches to
ld pewter to old fire dogs and firo
backs snuffers brass candlesticks and
the like. A "find" of this kind oc-
curred recently at a farm at Kings
worthy near Winchester where an
"old tub" was found to bo a standard
Winchester bushel of bell metal. The
object which the farmer had sold for
a few shillings was sold later for $300.
Loruitn Country Gentleman.
Men Arranged Divorce Laws.
Although more wives obtain di-
vorces than husbands no authority for
giving a woman a divorce will be
found iu either Buddhism. Taoism
Shintoism. Confucianism Hindoolsrn
Mohammedanism Judaism or Chris-
tianity. But that part of the several
faiths wts arranged by the men folk-
as a personal matter of their own.
Dcq Leg Is Set.
Among the patients treated at the
General hospital Birmingham re-
cently was a pup which had its brok-
en leg put Into splints. Tho dog was
entered In the patient book as Bogey
McGuire age seven mouths of 32
George street and got a pink ticket
entitling him to return for further
Sunshine Death to Gcrma.
It was a Japanese man of scicr.ee
Kitatso who first demonstrated that
most of tho germs of consumption and
other diseases found in the dust are
harmless a single tour of sunshine
sufficing to kill them. Were It not for
this agency of the sun tho globe
would soon be depopulated.
Railroads cf Wood.
There aro Eeveral wooden railways
In Canada and the United States. One
of them Is in the province cf Quebec.
ioned bar-shtt of the 1812 war and a '"-id Is thirty miles long. The rail?
solid shot weighing 150 pounds which
was used in the defence cf New Or
leans In the rebellion
are of maple ard trains are p.'n over
them with remarkable smoothness at
the rate of twenty-five miles an honr.
To Thine Own Self Be True.
Let everything else go if you must
but never lose your grip on yourself.
This is your priceless pearl dearer to
you than your breath. Cling to it with
all your might. Give up life itself first
Fish Killed in Thousands.
Fishermen in and around Sharon
Mass. do not relish the information
that 450000 bass and perch are frozen
In the ice at Massapoag pond. It is
understood that the killing of the fish
resulted from experiments made un
der the direction of the Massachusetts
state board of health to determine
the efficacy Of copper sulphate in ex
Just What She Wanted.
A lady entered a Fort Fairfield
(Me.) grocery store one day and told
the clerk that she wanted to buy an
"empty barrel of flour as she wished
to make a hencoop for tier dog."
Disease in Potatoes.
If an Irish potato In its rotting state
is left on the plot of land where It
grew this year the garden of that dis-
ease will remain in the soil all the
winter and be ready to impart the
same disease to the potatoes next
year. The Agriculturist advises its
patrons to go over their potato Ian
and hnve all the decaying or scabby
potatoes gathered up and destroyed.
Disease will spread among plants .is
readily :is smallpox 4mong people
Collapsible Theatsr Hat.
A collapsible theater hat that may
be folded into a minute space and
when necessary will reassume its for-
mer symmetry has been invented by
a London milliner for the benefit of
her sex. The hat which has been
patented is made on an ingenious
framework which can be - covered
with pliable straw chiffon lace or
cloth indeed any material save vel-
Will Not Publish Army Journal.
The plan of the British war office
to publish an "army journal" has beeD
abandoned. The official reason for the
abandonment is that it would take
"too much time."
United States Internal Commerce.
The value of the articles forming
the internal commerce of the United
States Is estimated at about twenty-
two billions of dollars in a single year
Gloom and Cheerfulness.
"When I see a man says Addison
"with a sour shriveled face I cannol
forbear pitying his wife; and when 1
meet with an open ingenuous coun
Wail of a Bookworm.
I do not know that I am happiest
when alone; but this 1 am sure of
that I am never long even In the so
ciety of her I love without a yearning
tenanee I think of the happiness o! Mor company of my lamp and my
his friends his family
and his re
utterly confused and Enabled over li
Lost Limb Ban from Paradise.
There i.i a belief among the South
Successful Blind Shoemaker.
A blind man in Lynn has met with
Sea islanders that no man can enter much success as a maker of custom
paradise who has lost a limb. Foi slices. He bus been able to fit many
ihU reason it sometirces hardens that feet in a most satisfactory mar tier
a roan will choose to die
submit to amputation.
ather that simply t'.v se-urli g the size by feeling
of the feet. Shoe Retailer.
Growth of Hair and Nails.
In every seventy years the average
man grows a beard twenty-five feel
long hair almost fifty feet long and
nails twenty-three feet long.
Cure for Colds.
People who go barefooted and those
who wear sandals Instead of shoes fl
is said rarely have colds in the head
or any form of influenza.
The woman who seeks to improve
herself has little time to see imper-
fections in others. She has business
of her own.
vet which would crush too much to
le of service. It can also be modeled
in any shape to suit any style of
Lesson for Hens.
A lady living at Bath Me. who has
a small flock of hens has tried to be-
guile them Into laying by putting up
3 sign in the henhouse as follows:
"Dec 22. 1904 eggs 12 cents a donen."
Immense Bible Class.
The largest bible class in Great
Britain is at All Saints' church Shef
field. The average attendance is l(iU0.
Woman In Plowing Contest.
A woman was one of the compel it
ors in a plowing contest lately held In
The population of the Sudan Is num-
bered at 3000000 nearly all wholly
Henri Iirlsson who In Raid to be fa-
vored by Premier Combes as his huo-
cessor In the French cabinet has been
for many years a prominent figure In
French politics. Three years ago at the
time that Combes succeeded to the gov
ernment Bilsson was first offered the
task of forming a cabinet but he de
clined. At the present time France thinks
that M. Rouvlor Is the man to straighten
out the cabinet tangle but It is the cus-
tom when the premier retires voluntarily
for him to have a stiong voice in the
naming of his suectsuor.
are excluded from the government ma-
jority as many republicans wish there
is likely (o be a new policy.
Chinese Cooks and Cooking.
A German epicure comes to the res-
cue of the Chinese in regard to their
alleged habit of eating rotten eggs.
The eggs he says are simply pre-
served in lime until they get a con-
sltency like that of hard butter and
they taste somewhat like lobster. Ho
declares them one of the choicest deli
cacies he has ever eaten. He thinks
there are no better cooks in tho world
than the Chinese. When he went to
live among them his friends predicted
he would starve but he had a good
time and gained weight more than
be wanted to.
To Educate Her Sons.
Among tno out) women who sel;
newspapers on the streets of Ne
Car Soiled Clothes from Csrs.
The street railroads of San Francis
co in accordance with request by
York is one who sells papers that her the beard of health have issued an
two sons may go to college and fii order against tho carrying of soiled
themselves to take an honorable plact elolhe3 on their cars in bundles or
in tho world. baskets.
Infallibly. The Face of a Friend.
iucio is no piace in a woman t me lightsome countenar.ee of a
room to put a note or a trinket so she friend giveth such nn Inward decking
win see it nrst. However put It or to the house where It lodeeth. a
ner mirror and she will see it secon''. proudest palaces have causo to envy
iew uneans Picayune. tho gilding. Sir P. Sydney.
Temperature Almost Stationary. Uncle Jasper's Philosophy.
ounnam in uutcn uuiana has thi ' Dey say riat big ears am de sign
smallest range of temperature of enj ob generosity" remarked Uncle Jas-
piace in me world in summer the
average is 78 end In winter "'2 de
per. but no one eber heard ob do
mule gibing ycu anyt'Ing tut his
Small Harold after sizing up tit
new uauj bhiu; wen mat Kid hasn I
got any hair to comb but he's got ai
awful lot of face to be washed."
Edible Menu Cards.
The latest thing In hotel bills of
fare Is stated to be an edible menu
card. It is generally made of biscuit
wliicb the guest eats with his caee&a
Action of Light cn Gems.
The emerald Improves in color oa
Quickest Crowing Plant.
Tho quickest-growing plant in the
exposure to xne ngnt. Pearls kept in world Is the knrfzu. a neclp r hn
the dark lose their luster but regain It is said to have been known to grow
it on exposure to the sun.
60 feet in three months.
Newspapers Bear Two Dates
Chinese and Russian newspapers al
ways bear two dates because of th
IW. ( iht ..j . ..
M..VVW t. V-llUUttiB hut! most
of other countries.
Sour Milk Beneficial.
A Bulgarian physician says that the
putrefactive organisms in sour mills
aro not orly not harmful but a "very
great benefit to health."
Substitute for Rubber.
A oew substitute for rubber In be
lng; made in Mexico from the guayul
Says Kipling Doesn't Know India.
Rama Chandra Rao. a Hindoo writer.
declares in a I.cndon periodical that
Rudyard Kipling does not know his
Iiidia. He cites numerous Instances to
prove his contention that "although
Kipling has come In contact with cer-
tain aspects of Indian life true India
and the destinies of its teeming mil-
lions are an unsolved mystery to him."
The Hindoo critic is intimately ac-
quainted with his native country but
finds in Kipling's books characters
such as he has never met In bi
Sweets Spoil Complexions.
Canadian women are said to eat tn
much sweetmeats. Their complexions
ire almost Invariably Lad. an author
Good Many of Them Wsslcd.
Some one has been nsuring out tho
number of words a man utters In a
year and finds tho average to be 11
opsciai watch for Naval De:erterc
In naval ports there aro special rn
llcenien engaged solely to search foi i
and arrest deserters from the nivy.
Smokeless Powder Haze.
. uv nuuivB on a lalni
naze wnicn is clearly discernabk.
inrougn violet glasses.
Black Canvas for Walla.
The very latest thing In furnlsiiine
is to have the walls of rooms cov
ered with a coarse dead-black canvas.
Inmates of Industrial Sckcols.
There aro 12.520 boys and 4.nsn clrls
n the Industrial schools of Great l'rit-
ain at present.
A blh luster will be glvn to
.f wiped with a paste wade er alorhe
most common form ct rr.
blindness is ua inability to di v.ne:
iOECow asylum authorities r-e
perimenting on a hvrnoi!. c
Proud cf Freak. Cons.
Shoredltch. London is proud c' a
T'wse that drinks stout tnd dunc la
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