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Voi'e Good, Sweet
Tone Is Always
- By DR. MADISON C. PETERS
HE. voice is- a fqctor which cannot'be overlooked as an aid t
T success. The man who, has a sonorous ring in his tones, whose
enunciation. is clear and free' f6mi- affectation and, who uset
good language, -inspires our. confidence. and 'attracts attention
to what he says-just 'a's we are rdeelled' by the harsh, discor
dant speech and careless, slipshod vocabulary of him: who is
either handicapped by natuie ivith a poor voice or who.ieglects
to train his vocal organs in the art of pleasing.
No one can take to a har'h, rasping voice. It creates a
general discord and .all try to get away from its influence.
There is a love of music implanted in every soul. The harmony of sweet
sounds soothes and captivates and makes us feel at ease. 'Tis through the
ear that we are enabled to realize the beauty and melody of the universe
The notes of the skylark enthrall us; we lislen in rapture to his full
and perfect song as he warbles his anthems from the azure dome. of heaven,
but we turn away from the dismal croak of the frog, piping his guttural
discord from the' fens and marshes.
The tones of a well-balainced piano send the blood tingling and movt
the feet to a rhythmic accomplishment, while the jangling tune jars on th<
nerves and grates upon the entire being.
The same with the voice. A well-modulatel voice of sweet tone and
pleasing inflection exercises a power over us and holds us by its sway.
To have a good voice it is necessary to have the requisite physical ad
juncts. The first and foremost of these is good health. There must b(
pure red blood bounding in the veins, the step must be elastic and th
eye clear. You must keep the body strong and firm and the mind clear
The muscles must be developed, the nerves nourished and all the partb
kept in complete harmony.
If the body is well regulated it follows that the mind will keep ir
good working order. Both will regulate the voice so that the latter wil:
become a reflector of the state of the former.
The man with a low, guttural, froglike voice cannot expect to have
the same attention paid to his words as the man with an open, soft-toned
mellow enunciation; the former can never get the ear of his audience.
You can be your own teacher and your own critic. Read aloud, lister
to yourself, train your ear, tutor it to be sensitive to harsh sounds and
pleased with a flow of smooth sentences. Open your mouth and articulatt
distinctly. Call al your organs into play and make each do its part.
.Be cheerful, keep your disposition serene and genial. If you are
croaker you will have a croaking voice. If you are sunny your talk will b<
sunny and it will flow out like liquid amber in a stream that will refrest
Be sure of your pronunciation. You can be a
good talker without a degree after your name. The
most learned man amongst us never uses a vocabulary
of more than 4,000 words, though the English lan
guage contains something like 120,000. The most pro
fuse author never uses more than 5,000 or 6,000.
Shakespeare used 15,000, but almost half of them are
AI-e we Americans quite happy? Tak
the nearest stiedt car, aind mark the-crowd
To Makethe. men with their .fixed mouths'and d'
termined eyes, .bound to. malke a dollar, 't
reopiepudii rather 'than .bc pushed ;.the wor'ne
Sim~1~. dressed' c~rrectly, blocking .the way, pal
.IPJfrom .the.' cruel grind b'f 'meetings, lec
Happ andtures, shopping and 'thd sodial sivim-;- th
younger.- peop~le, irrever.ent~ and slangy,
Joyouslittld :loud. yt is--a.pretty picture.; aire the
all please'd an~d hap~py ?.
By C. W. ERNST .Or attend an American church. Every
thing is neat and correct, -but a bit cool
Are those- glances curious or - suspicious
The organ begins to play, usually in a faint and discouraged mood
.The singers do their' best; they do not seem quite hippy. The serrmoi
is always serious; we are told to do hotter, and give more. The prayc
is most huinble, as though it were wrong to speak heartily .and joyously I
our Father in heaven
American music, poetry, architectiare may be correct, fine, ambitious
sunny and cheerful they are not; Our rlgosper scif~smr
our love poems;% are almost impossible.Wedigtncriisadr
sensitive when others criticise us.
At home we seem to respect Mrs. Grundy as does no oth er peop],
on earth, as though the great purpose .of life was ,to put money in ou
-purse arid spend it to the admiration of our'acquaintances..
.uur temperament is inherited. - We shlall not cha~nge it. greatly.. Th
* migration of nations is suppose5d 'to interfere wvith American homogeniety
But somehow the imemigrant is swallowed by the great Amerikan-spirit
he likes to be swallowed by the American spirit-ana"thuis spiritis rathe
- serious, solber and solemn, quite apt to, be sad. Of a hundred mnen wh
enter public l-ife to make their mark how many, how few retire l appy
Tochne1llt imake us sunny and frankly joyous and simpli happ:
*sion of'our country, the very theundas- /
*:.tions of -our highest hopes?~foml- /
Women are generally. coming to a uni
form dress. We arc nearer that point nos
thani we have ever been before. I think tha
~ it is safe to predict that the next genera
L~~~UItion will see women wvearing as sensibl
*1 G ~ 1 4and durable costumes as do men now. Th
two-piece suit which has been in style fo
Uniforni women for the last ten of fifteen year
D ressis a long step in the right direction.
It is not likely that woman will eve
entirely forego the frills and furbelow
By' Mrs. Horteusn Banes Petter which have been considered her preroga
_____________________ tive since time immemorial. It is not de
sirable that she should. She will, however
use discretion in her selections which has never been shown before.
- ,The showy and shiny materials which are still worn for street wea
wi1,.be no longer used, and in their place will be seen mannish material
tnd'cuts Which will -be both durable and appropriate.
There can be no, question of immodesty in dress when women leari
'N6eit the right' ting in the right place.
HARROW CART IS EFFICIENT
Did Walking Cultivator Is Converted
in Few Minutes-Boys Will Do
More Hard Work.
Converting the old walking cultiva
tor into a light but very efficient bar
row cart is very quickly 'done, ac
cording to a writer. In the Home
stead. Secure the wheels, frame,
Efficient Harrow Cart.
tongue and a short piece of 2x4 -long
enough to reach across the frame
close up to the axles; this makes a
brace for the frame, and forms a firm
attachment for the seat and tongue.
For a seat, one from some other
piece of farm machinery will answer
very well. A clevis may be attached
to the end of the tongue for coupling
the cart to the harrow ring. Make
one for the boys and see if they'll
not think harrowing does a great deal
more good than they used to, when
they had to walk.
HITCHING FOUR-HORSE TEAM
Point in Favor of Arrangement Shown
In illustration Is Absence of Tied
It is often amusing to notice the ar
rangeinents of lines on four horse
teams, says the Prairie Farmer.
When improperly arranged much ad
noyance is caused by uneven pulling
by the different horses and the horses'
work is much harder.
When hitched four abreast the ar
rangement shown herewith gives ex
.Pour Horses Hitched Abreast.
- cellent satisfaction. P.lace the
r' lines on the center team, as if driven
Salorio, and from each line have a
branch extending over and fastened
to thie ouiter bit ring of each outside
horse. Tie each outside horse to the
hamne of the one nexft him.
The point in favor of this arrange
mont is the absence of *tied cross
lines between the center horses giving
a more freedom, and proves very satis
factory where two rather unruly
horses are hitched with two less frac
tious, the latter being in the center.
It is a mistake to plant the same
-types of vegetables in the same spot
'ear after year; keep them moving
> to prevent insects and diseases frora
p getting' a foothold, and it is a mis
take to forget that a' garden needs
rplant hood in order to nourish vegeta
bles properly. Stable manure and a
sprinkle of bonemeal will do, nicely.
Don't Burn the LItter.
.Don't burn up any kind of coarse
litter ' that accumulates around the
feedyard, but save to mulch dlifferent
tplants in the garden. If sonmo manure
-is mixed with the litter so much the
e better.,Such mulch will make melons,
cucumbers and many other plants
e bear more heavily and will save cul
r tivation after they are well started.
That splendid game bird, the wood
cock, is found all ever the entire east
irn half of the United States, but un
-less stringent repressive measures
.are taken, the bird is, according to the
department of agriculture, in danger
of practical extinction.
Good Land is Cheapest.
It is cheaper to buy a good quality
of limestone or redl clay land at say
$60 an acre, than to buy poor land for
$30 and expect to make it profltable
by extra tortfizing in years to come.
WHITE PLAGUE OF CUCUMBER
Sclara Worm Has Arrived and Manner
in Which to Abolish It-Davis
Perfect Not Attacked.
Another "white plague" has ar
rived, and tbkIs time it is the cucumber
that suffers. This pest, familiar to
those who grow cucumber plants un
tIer glass, is the Sclara maggot (Sci
irra-inconstans). It is a slender, white
worm with a shiny, black head, and
measures not more than a quarter of
an inch. It lives in the soil among
the roots of the new plants. Its cus
tom is to gnaw the rootlets. After a
plant is attacked it makes little or no
new growth and in its sickly condi
Lion produces few if any cucumbers.
The leaves turn brown and the plants
wilt in the sun.
The adult of this worm is known
as the fungus gnat. It is a very
small fly and lays its eggs in fresh
horse manure. It is through the fresh
manure that these pests are introduced
Into greenhouses. The use of old
manure rather than fresh will keep
them out. Should they appear, water
in which tobacco has been soaked
should be poured about the roots of
the affected plants.
Certain cucumbers seem to be im
mune to the attacks of these worms.
Tests made indicate that the variety
known as the Davis Perfect is hot
subject to the attacks of the mag
HOW TO HANG DOUBLE GATE
Simple and Easy Method of Construo.
tion So That it Will Swing Per
fectly When Completed.
A simple and easy method of con
structing and hanging a double gate
so that it will swing perfectly true
when complete is shown in the accom
panying sketch. Make the gate in
...... P . ., ....
Gate Ready to Be Sawed in Two.
one piece by running the cro.spieces
C from one post to the other. Leave
a small space between the upright
pieces X and Y so that they will
swing free of each other when the
gate is cut in two. Hinge the gate to
the posts at all four corners, testing
the crosspieces with a level. Then
saw the gate in two at A and A and
the two halves will swing perfectly
true and match each other.
Many of these farms have been
tilled so much without a proper rota
tion that they will not produce clover
well even with plenty of lime. They
need humus and this should be sup
plied. by growing cover crops, cowpeas
and soy beans. For such lands the
dlowing of cowpeas at the last .work
Ing of the corn and when the land is
very thin the ap~plication of 200 pounds
of commercial fertilizer is recommend
ed. The peas may be cut up with a
disk harrow 1.md 'the land sown to
wvheat. The -Kansas station found that
where peas were sown at last work
ing of the corni in a five-year average
the increase of corn was 3.6 bushels
over a lot 'alongside .on which cow
peas were not sown.
. letnValue of Manure.
~u'etnNo. 27 of the department of
agriculture states that on the basis
of prices charged for commercial fer
tilizers, the manure produced annu
ally by each horse or mule is worth
$27, by each head of cattle $19, by
each hog $12 and by each sheep two
American farmers are constantly
working to got more land, while Brit
ishi. and DanIsh farmers study to get
more out of the land. The results are
Agriculture Is older than history.
Barnyard manure is almost a com
Corn is th'e cheapest fat producing
food in the corn belt.
It is as easy to produce honey of
good quality as it is to produce the
Farming is a serious business and
is on a par with any other profession
In selecting seeds, a matter which
needs careful attention is the keeping
quality of vegetables.
The keynote in getting a seeding of
clover is the mechanical condition of
and the humus In the soil.
Clover feeds on mineral matter in
the soii and nitrogen in the air out
of the roach of most crops.
Every spring an unnecessarily large
number of young pigs are lost by the
disease known as the thumps.
Alfalfa best solvwes the problem of
supplementing pastures and will main
tain a full flow of milk all summer.
Clover is the beat Boll renovator, be
cause it better fills the soil with roots,
which decay and fill the soil with
The seeds of melons and cucumbers
should be started under glass not
over four weeks in advance of field
PLAN- AERIAL1;I KLIN
To Run Express From Boston to
Airships Which Will Make Long
Runs Are to Carry at Least 20
Persons and Will Keep
Boston.-Charles J. Glidden, donor
of the Glidden tour automobile trophy,
is at work in the east * on a new
project. He is seeking landing sites
for stations of the aerial passenger
line that the Boston Aerial Naviga.
tion company purposes establishing
throughout the east within the next
two years and is examining Philadel
phia, Washington and Baltimore. Ho
has already decided upon sites' in
Worcester, Springlield, New Haven
Air'. Glidden is president of the Bos
ton Aerial Navigation company. * He
is a firm believer in the practicabil
ity of carrying passengers in great
aeroplanes, and he thinks the time
has come for commercial airships.
Ile is positive that in the next tea
years railroads will become back num
bers as far as travelers and the mails
'We stand ready," said Mr. Glidden,
"to buy and start with anything that
can carry 20 passengers, and I ex
pect to see the first aerial fleet
launched by the end of 1912. The
company will begin with a route from
Boston to Washington. It has al
ready laid out the way from Boston
to New York. Stops are to be made
at all of the larger cities. I have
looked over the ground in New York
an -ital pickdth t oro
Thes o Arpans Thpes. en
minttsin trae.b naao h
carriedl 12 passengers shows whal
aeroplanes can do.
"Personally I.~am banking on aero
planes; for I believe heavier-than-al,
machines' will be the modle of travel
In the future. I am not impressedl
wvit~h t,he qualities of dirigibles, al
though I have one engineer in (ier
manhy studying with Count Zeppelir
and another in France."
Mr. Glidden says the airship line
will follow the railroad tracks in their
inter-city flights wherever possible.
TROUSERS TAKEN ON "iTICK'!
St. Louis Man Gives Away Wearini
Apparel and Then Wants Police
to Find His Timepiece.
St. Louis.-Robert Newman, of 1414
Washington avenue, telephoned to po
"I want you to find my trousers,'
"Did you look under the mat.
tress?" asked the telephone clerk is
the chief's omlie. .
"No," said Newman. ,Theon, talkcing
very fast, he added something whicli
the oper'ator' didn't catch.
"Give me the description," ho said
"All right," replled Newman. "The
number on the case is 5574569 and
the number on the works is 6,133,
"What are you talking about, any
"I thought it was your trousers."
"Yes, the watch was in the trous
era pocket. A. bcggar called here anc
asked me to give hima a pair 'oi
trousers. I did. Aftor he was gone
discovered I gave him the one witl
my watch in them. Find that heg
gar, will you?"
"Sure," said the operator. "We'i
run him down."
New Carpets H-eat Rooms.
Paris.-lectric carpets for heating
rooms are, according to La Liberte
shortly to come into- fashion in Paris
The under side of the new carpetf
consists of a network of steel wires
forming a contact, and Insuring thai
the current shall be equally distribut
ed in all directions. It is said thai
the cost of the new system of heati
willl he leus than that of any knowi
system. It is estimated that a roon
fitted with ono of the new electri<
carpets can he heated at a total cos
of 1 cent an houtr.
SPUR FAIM LANDS ARE F9PTJLE
We are cutting up the great Spar
Ranch into farms and are selling di
rect as owners (no selling commis
sion loads the price) in quarter sec
tions and upwards to actual home
seekers only-no speculative pur
chasers desired. The. developing
farmer adds to the value of the lands
while the speculator takes profit
without contributing to it. No
where in the farming world is there
an equal opportunity to secure a
flne farming home in a woniderful
new country at low prices and eas
terms-$12.00 to $18.00 per acre,
one-fifth down. No boll weevil; no
hog cholera; fine, invigorating,
healthy climate. Tho man w'ho now
rents or wants to farm more acres
has here the chance of a lifetime.
The Wichita Valley Railroad
runs to the heart of our holdings of
673 square miles.
For full particulars with free il.
lustrated pamphlet address
CHAS. A. JONES,
Mgr. for S. M. Swenson & Sons,
Spur, Dickens County, Texas.
Not Exactly Patriotic.
H-e was, lot us say, Irish, was among
several men of other nationalities, and
bad imlbibed several beverages. He
was extremely anxious, moreover, to
uphold the glories of H rin, but was
not quite so sure of what was gqing
on about him. A foreigner near him
"An honest man Is the noblest work
The Hibernian didn't quite catch
what was said:
"Get out!-an Irishman Is!" he
"Pop, is it X that is an unknown
"I have always found it so, my son,
whenever I tried to borrow one."
In May Beware
00K here. Jones, how doe, your cot.
ton bring more than mine, when
both were raied riht hero on ad.
cultivate bter than I dot your ad is no
richer than mine but yoarrchrtn
"Well, you know you can't seli cotton by
to the sarmpi. Quality Isthe thingi a haul
mrcottonn mles fyue nayou do toget it."
**I get cotton that grades higher and sells
y ckeaaof nri dirt ndtrash, and becaus te
llber Is not torn short like yours. I go miles
out of the ~va~ tso parnz a Luemnmus gin,
et li t' tis er reaoa has Lumumus
'Yes, the Lummus gin is made by a simon.
grado as high as posaible aandtl s highnas
cnb The Iummu Airalast Gin has new
features which put it as far ahead of others as
an auomobile iahead of an oxcart. um
Gia Co., Columbus, Gs. Wrie to them for
catalogue gad full informnation. addrsla
to stop and perznal
eg|JE"Minently cure that tei
rible itching. It is
compounided for that
purpose and your Ihoney
wil bepron)tl refan~pd
If Hunt's Cur. fals to our.
-Itch, ZEcuema, Tetter, RInD
Worm or any, other Ski~
Disease. 5ec at rour druggist'., or by mat
direct If he haen t it. Manufactured only by
A. . R01ARD8 MEDICINE D,, Sherman, Tensi
r teseta bowels ad soidfteah. Price, 28 et.