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Swat the flyt
If all dreams came true, people
would soon quit eating mince pie.
The modern man who takes up his
bed and walks is the mattress sales*
Holland produces 142,000 pounds of
butter a year. Enough to butter both
sides of her bread.
If the drinking cup is to go, some
economist of pocket space might com.
bine a straw with a fountain pen.
"imbecile insanity" is the newest.
We moay yet hear of "insane lunacy"
if the experts run out of adjectives.
Shoe manufacturers announce that
the feet of American women are grow
Ing larger. The ungallant wretches!
The story persists that the monorail
sysvm of transportation is to go to
Alaska and grow up with the country.
The Clilcago youth who eloped with
a girl andi seven trunks would make a
wb:( -ivcces in the express business.
Tlie Ok lalioma wonian who has 13
rolls. !l untider 5 years of age. is not
sufferinug frorn the lack of soiething
There seems to be a remarkable in
to(r1n1ational 1in1animit1y of oiinilol ahotit
tle barein skirt. it nas been inobbed
Some of N(-w York's faslilonable
Wom)en1 fire carrying enners. Must be
inconveilent when they are pushing
Further evidence that China is
niout to wake up. A Chicago mail
(nher house has shipped 10,000 alarm
clocks to Peking.
A $2.,000.00 bread trust, is being or
ganized in New York, and we presume
that its mot to will be: "Half a loaf
is ietter than one."
Some of these decrepit old baseball
veterans who have attained the ad
vanced age of of r 34 years might
land a job selling tickets.
A St. Paul man !as discovered that
he is heir to a French throne. Our
advice to him, however, is to hang
onLto tle job lie nlow has.
A L.owell. Mass., cow gave seven
tons of mnilk in one year. The world
would be drowied in milk if every.
b kept that kind of ia cow.
- j,(,n drinking cups have been
frofned Upon by law in New York.
The manufacturer of the unconmon
kind has Ierked up cniderabiy.
A Boston savant aninounces that he
can photograph thought. Now we'll
know wvhat a perfect lady really thinks
when she runs for aL street car mnd
just misses it.
Poultry raising Is to be taught ait
Rutgers college. Somebody there
must have an idlea that there are p~eo
pile who do not think they knowv all
about raising chickens.
A Blaltimore bard is trying to organ.
Ize a poet's union, but the scheme is
likely to fail owing to the fact that
all the applicants for membershif
wvishi to be walking delegates.
Four goats, inoculated with a billion
disease germs, have wandered astray
in New York. However, this is not
the first instance in which modern
scientists have lost their goats.
A woman in a Newv York town owes
her safety to the fact that she wore a
harem skirt and the trouser part gave
her freedom to run for her life. So
here is one good point registered for
the persecuted apparel.
A woman in Spokane has been grad.
uated from a school of stenography at
the age of seventy and expects to take
up active work. When the spirit is sc
young there are no .limits to activity
which age can impose.
A wvoman in Pennsylvania buried
the wrong man in mistake for haer hus
band, but, when the latter turned up
alive and well, stuck to the dead man.
She wisely declined to have a live Is
sue made of her mistake.
A New Jersey magistrate has a rab
bit's foot on whose powvers lie sets
great store. To be consistent, he ought
to hold his court at midnight in a
graveyard and so have all the proper
intiuences in the caste at work.
A IHarvard profcssor tells us that
we can live on ten cents' worth of
food a day, but it is evident that he
has overlooked the fact that lobster
costs 80 cents a pound. Possibly he
expects us to take a look at the out
side of a lobster can for dessert.
A man in St. Louis signed a con
tract with his wife by which lie agreed
not to kiss or annoy hoe in any other
way. He must have been ain exces
rively agreeable sort of a husband If
it was neessary to exact this con.
tract. Evidently, this particular wife
(lid not agree with Shakespeare that
kisses are women's wages. Perhaps.
though, she dis'liked thiem because she
got no other.
Success Every Woman
Should Be Her
Secret Own Bos.s
By MOLLY MATTHEWS
HAT wozran isn't tired of being bossed around by some one
T over her in business affairs?
I am not talking about women in general, but the women
who are bread winners. To boss or be bossed in private life
is something to be settled in friendly compact or by the divorce
courts. But there is an increasing army of women toilers who
must either work up into a position of independence or settle
down to be dumb driven cattle, and then some.
What the business woman needs today is a firm determi
nation to have a little business all her own. Why should she
be content to be bossed about year in and year out? There must be some
one thing she can learn to do well conugh to be a master. If she is now
working in a dressmaking shop there is no reason in the world why she
should not set up a little shop of her own as soon as she is sure she knows
the game thoroughly. The other women had pluck enough to do this.
Why shouldn't she ?
Fear of failure is the bane of the woman wage earner. She has abil
ity, is faithful and energetic. But she is fearful. And fear spells long
hours of toil to build up another's reputation instead of her own. Cast
fear to the winis and start out for yourself.
Fven though she does not branch out for herself, the woman who is
workilg for a living has it in her power to become a law unto herself. She
an do this by makirig hersel f coipetent for tle position she is filling. She
mu11st1' becoie an aut hor-ity. a living encyclopedia, if necessary, of the sub
ject mat Ier before her. Ile boss doesn't want, to trouble himself over
means, if the results are all right. There are no questions asked if the
retirnis foot iip all right at night.
Overconfidenee is rash in any line of work. Incompetent people often
get thiigs badly tangled up because th1mey go alhead when they should fol
low instBrctliS-ilitly. But I wihill have every woman taste the joys
of com petenc. And compiletency comes from knowledge and practice. The
wom1an 'Who scrubis floors thoroughly is a treasure today who need never he
out of work. The stenographer who can leave gum chewing alone long
eniough to master proniun'iat ion and the old-fashioned art of spelling cor
rectly will alvavs keep an emiploer, and the girl who can kee) her pomnpa
dour in order and still sell goods ,o the patient woman in waiting will
not have to be chasing up employment agencies.
Just be competent. That is the secret of success in business. No one
can complain if you have done your work well. No
one can nag you if your tasks are done on time. No
one can browbeat yon if von look your work squarely
in the face and do it honest' v.
Above all, watch for a chance to become your own A%?
boss. Taste the sweets of titting your own latch key 4
into the front door of your own place of business every
morning. You can own a shop all your own if you
work out your own salvation.
WThe cities of Europe are better gov
erned than ours, for the very good reason
that their representative citizens in all
Citils owal of life-mierchants, bankers, ship
owners. financiers and educators-have a
keener sense of their civic dities than the
1~re Bestso-called better classes in American comn
mnunities usually belrav.
G overned In other words, the influential-'and sub-.
stantial citizens of Eur'opean cities are
more willing to give their tine, thoughdt
By Thmas . Andrson and in many iinstances their mnoney', to the
pullic ser'vice, than are ouris; and the re
sult is that while th1er ofttI imes have to
make real sacrifices of comnfort, convenience aind( peace of mind in thus
discharging their civic obiligations, they' have the immense sat isfact ion of
knowing that administrative scandal and corruption are practically uin
.known in their commun aitiles.
You will sometimes find in large European cities unkempt st reels,
poor traffic arrangements and other inications of municipal cai'elessness
or inefic'iency, hut rarely' will y'ou discover any' evidence or hear amny w~his
per of that familiar c'onidit ion of things know~n in our American cities b~y
that elastic and greatly over'workedl word, "gra ft."
We Americans pridle ourselves on our nat ionmal tendlencv to hustle
and engage in thle strIenuous 1life, but the busiest man T ever imet was not
an American at all, but an Englishman, w~ho, in addition to bearing the
responsibilities of his own priv'ate business, wuas at that time serving both
as lord mavoir of his c'ity' and as chairman of the great local do('k and
harbor board. When I called on him lie showmed me his list of oflicial and
social engagements for that wueek, andl it appeared to be almost as long
as the membership list of the new Boston Merchants' association.
Thie corresponding ty'pe of c'itize.n in the United States really mea'ns
to do the right thing hy his comumunity, but he balks w~hen it comes to the
supreme test of hiis public spirit-the willingness to take uip the burden
hiimsel f instead of delegating it to sonic one else, for whose elect ion lie is
quite w~ill ing to 'ont ribiite his money' and1 in fluenee. This, toget hei' with
thme more st ringent electoral requirements that prevail in many foreign
comniunities is the whole seci'et of the success of mnunic'ipal government
abroad and its comp~arative failure.
If M ansprlowhcliwetuhewudan
W4ere to 'ler strel totlhohih(eat
Drop Promi opeerahs
Greatfrom a0 hegto 10,000ileet ove the amhe
gpraiaton dwardh wetl tphe center oan
ther eth. ed
By M T.IRONS Iotpher rsh tophr rvl
______________________ wih Im hearht hsme cacuated ta the
ertm sura to0 i''ls aoeteat'
If hatwer nt te ese hrtation dofwnw art wod heenor uf
a Bpeni M.eiT. fRoS tnprain othe weous, tavelsphrue tes
globe by going straight uip in the air and remaining there for that length
This would amaash all transportrion reod,.
AID IN PULLING OUT FRAMES
South African Bee-Keeper Finds Little'
Hook Made of Wire Convenient
. In Handling Bees.
I have a little tool that I have found
very useful in removing frames from
hives, especially when they are filled
and there are a lot of bees in the
Way. I take a piece of telegraph
Wire or other stiff wire and bend a
ring to fit over the first or second
finger sufficiently close so it will not
fall off (over the glove if used). Bend
a hook to reach under the end of the
frame. It may pass through the
small staple, which secures it from
slipping off. After hooking securely
the frame is easily raised an inch
or two, wmn it may be grasped by
the thumb and finger, and pulled out.
The hook slips down between the
3nds of the frames quite easily; and
I find it a great help when I wish
to handle bees quickly, more especial
ly if there is a strong colony and a
lot of propolis. One great con
Hook for Frames.
venience is, it may be left on the
finger without in any way interfer
Ing with the operator while at work.
Thus there is no danger of its get
ing lost, writes R. Roving of Caledon,
Cape Colony, South Africa, in the
Gleanings in Bee Culture.
This is an ideal spot for bees
perpetual summler with a constant sulp
ply of wild flowers; but I find it diffi
cult to keep them working. They are
inclined to knock off as soon ds they
have accumulated a small supply, and
ake things easy. There is an abund
anice of wild bees found in small
swarms in all sorts of places-crev.
iees in rocks, anut-hcaps. and even
mole-hills in the ground. They often
shift from place to place as the sea
son changes-to the mountains in
summer and to the valleys in winter.
GOOD EXCUSE FOR SPEEDING
Swarm of Bees Alight on Party in Au
tomobile and Cause Arrest of
A swarm of bees is the latest ex
cuse for record-breaking speed. A
Massachusetts man was arrested for
speeding and acknowledged that he
had been going anywhere frori 50 to
60 miles an hour, but said he had a
Cause for Speeding.
good excuse; he was rambling along
at a five-mile gait when a swamrmn of
bees settledl on the machine. One of
the partyI) startedl to brush them away
and then there wvere things (doing. The
judge prompltly' discharged the case,
saying that the man had a perfect
right to protect his life by fleeing from
the bees and that he could not be
blamed for sp~eedlftg.
COMBINING BEES AND FRUIT
Honey Gatherers Add Materially to
Fertility of Berries and Fruits
by Pollen Distribution.
mfy D. W. OTIs.)
The ideal fruit-farm, with its or
chards of apples, cherries, pears. andl
plums, its shade-trees and its gardens,
is hardly comnp:ete without at least a
fewv stands of bees. Properly man
aged they will not only add to the
profits of their owner, but supply his
table with an abundance of the most
luxurious of all delicacies; and add
materially to the fertility of his ber
ries 'and fruits by the pollen-distrib-.
uting habits that these insects pos
This important feature, however, is
generally omitted, or carried on in
such a way as to result in very little
profit and a great deal of trouble;
and usually results in failure in the
end; and this in face of the fact that
it might easily be made one of the
most pr-ofitable andl fascinating of the
fruit-grower's occu pat ions.
Honey is Purest Sweet.
Honey is the purest and the least
harmful of sweets. Tihe ;omney cr01)
is mostly gain, for no flowe-rs need
necessarily be raised to p; sture the
bees. They aid in the fertilization of
fruit trees and the smaller clover-s.
, Comb Honey Expensive.
Comb -honey is more explensive than
,xtracted, honey because the comb is
-e luable /for beeswax,
HARROW AND PLOW COMBINED
Attachment Devleid That Permits
Farmer to Do Double Work With.
out Any Extra Power.
(By R. 0. WEATUERSTONE.)
Farmers have come to learn that
the only way to prepare the soil is to
let the harrow follow the plow as
closely as possible. In common prac.
tice the good farmer plows only so
much diring the early part of the day
Harrow and Plow Combined.
as he can harrow before quitting time
Manufacturers have devised an at
tachment to the plow which enables
one to Wlow and harrow as he goes.
The harrow is a rotary attachment
and can be hitched on to any sulky or
gang )low. The manufacturers claim
that it takes no extra power to oper
ate it, and it does the work of an ex
tra team and man, thus saving operat
We are inclined to doubt somewhat,
the statement that it requires no ex
tra power, because it seems to us that
the rotary harrow wide enough to cov
er two broad furrows dragged behind
the I)lOws would make quite a differ.
ence in the work of the team.
However, as many of these attach
mlents are now being used, particularly
in t west, it is quite evident that
they are regarded with favor by pro
EXCELLENT SHOE FOR PLOWS
Piece of Plank So Arranged That im
plement May Be Easily Trans
ferred Around the Farm.
This i* easily made from a piece of
plank two inches thick and about
eight inches wide. It should be from
18 inches to two feet long.
Nail a strip on one side near the
middle and bolt a block on in a slant
A Handy Plow-Shoe.
ilg position as shown in the drawinA.
The lower corner of the strip should
be roundled so the plowshare will slip
under it. Round off the undler side
of the board so that it will slip over
the groundl easily and the plow may
be transferred from one part of the
ground to the other with the least
In the garden do not miss having
small patches of sage, mint, thyme
and other aromatic plants. Parsley
can be grown from seed the first
year, and will last twvo or moro sea
sons, if caredl for. Spearmint will
grow and increase from a few plants
and will thrive in a damp place.
Sage. if once established, will remain
- - ,eOusa
Peas will (10 well in almost any good
Peas are one of the most nourishing
of our garden crops.
Thorough preparation of tho seed
bed is a crop~ half raised.
Early potatoes are put in as soon as
the groundl will work in goodl shape.
WVatermelons will thrive on less cl
tivation than ahmost any other field
in the spring when the soil Is cm
pact andi moist about an inch of mois
ture will evaporate a week.
Roots and vegetables can be grown
successfully on the same ground year
after year if It is kept well manured.
Melons may be grown following mel
ans for a number of years, hut, as with
all other crops, it is better to rotate.
in a dry season, going through the
corn with a one-horse harrowv after it
is "laidl by" will give good returns.
If you i.ant to add nitrogen to the
oil the most profitable way, grow
alover or legume crops and turn them
Oat smut is a diseasecaused lby a
nicroscopal organism, a fungus, whIch
sntirely destroys the heads of the af
Asparagus is a gross feeder and will
my for immense amounta of fertili
.ers, both in the quantity a~d' quality
>f its shoots.
The two leading crops of the United
5tates are corn and cotton. The 1910
sorn crop Is valued at $1,500,000,000
md that of cotton is worth $900,000,
A ton of ordinary barnyard manure
sontains 1,350 pounds of water. 10
poundis of nitrogen, 8 pounds of phoa
phoric acid, which is insoluble, and 12
Urbailite-What did you .come to
the city for?
Cpuntry Boy-To earn an -honest
Vrbanite-That's all right You'l)
find no competition.
Now He Doesn't Believe it.
A Cleveland man was reading some
Jokes about how the English weren't
so slow as they are supposed to be
to get a Joke. He believed it, too. So
he tried his theory on a British guest
"Did you ever hear Mark Twain's
joke about how the report of his
death had been greatly exaggerated ?"
"No," answered the Englishman,
eagerly, "but I'll wager It was good.
What was it?"-Cleveland - Plain
HEALTHY KIDNEYS ESSENTIAL
TO PERFECT HEALTH.
When healthy, the kidneys remove
about 500 grains of impure matter
from the blood daily; when unhealthy,
some part of the impure matter is ab
sorbed, causing various diseases and
symptoms. To attain
perfect health, you
must keep your filters
right. You can use no
better remedy than
Doan's Kidney Pills.
Mrs. Nettle Dunham,
4 Mechanic St., Sene
ca Falls, N. Y.. says:
"I had lain in bed
four months and the
doctors said I had lit
tle chance of recovery. I scarcely had
strength to hold a glass of water and
had faded away to a mere shadow. On
a relative's ndvice, I began using
Doan's Kidney Pills and steadily im
proved until I was myself again. My
cure is considered a miracle."
Remember the name-Doan's.
For sale by all dealers. 50 cents a
box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
On the Level.
"Do you assimilate your food,
"No, I doesn't sah. I buys it open
an' honest, sah."-Woman's National
Out of Date.
"I am going to ask your father to
night for your hand in marriage."
"How dreadfully old-fashioned you
"In what way?"
"Don't ask him; tell him."
Old Gentleman--And what's your
name, my boy?
Kid--Sech is fame! Hie don't rec
ognize de 45-pound champeen of the
FOOD IN SERMONS
Feed the Dominie Right and the Ser.
mons Are Brilliant,
A conscientious, hard-working and
successful clergyman writes: "I am
glad to bear testimony to the pleasure
and increased measure of emiciency
and health that have come to me from
adopting Grape-Nuts food as one of
my articles of diet.
"For several years I was much dis
tressed during the early part of each
day by indigestion. My breakfast
seemed to turn sour and failed to di
gost. After dinner the headache and
other symptoms following the break
fast would wear away, only to return,
however, next morning.
"Having heard of Grape-Nuts food, I
finally concluded to give it, a trial. I
made my breakfasts of Grape-Nuts
with cream, toast and Postum. The re
sult was surprising in improved health
andl total absence of the distress that
had, for so long a time, followed the
"My dligestion became once more
satisfactory, the headaches ceased, and
the old feeling of energy returned.
Since that time I have always had
Grape-Nuts food on my breakfast
"I was del'ighted to find also, that
whereas before I began to use Grape
Nuts food I was quite nervous and be
came easily wearied in the work of
preparing sermons and in study, a
marked improvement In this respect
resulted from the change In my diet.
"I am convinced that Grape-Nuts
food produced this result and helped
me to a sturdy condition of mental
and physical strength.
"I have known of sqveral persons -
who were formerly troubled as I was,
and who have. been hel-ped as I have
been, by the use of Grape-Nuts food,
on my recommendlation." Name given
by Postum Company, Batle Creek,
"There's a reason."
Read the little book, "The Road ,to
Wellville," in pkgs.
Ever read the above letter? A newe
on appears- from time to time. They
me ..genulae, true, and full of human