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One of the new members of congrcs
Is a very young man who, when he wan
making hla campaign, had a great eye
for publicity. Aa he was appealing
particularly to the labor element, he
Kent out a itory telling how he liked
to work on Iron. Later, In order to
make good on the itory, he had a
mall blacksmith ahop built war his
One day a delegation of labor men
railed on him and he boasted about
his entliUHlasm for making shoes for
his own horses out of straight bars
of Iron. He took the delegation to the
"Jack." he called out, when within
a few yards of the shop, "where are
Borne of those Iron bars 1 use for mak
"They're all In here," .Tack called
bark. "I ain't had time to ntralghten
'em out since you hammered 'em up
for thut delegation yesterday." Pop
The Doctor The Janitor of the
tiiiildlne where I live aavs his father
and grandfather made their living by
working at similar jobs in tne oia
Th l'nifiHHnr (liithtlv Irritated)
Well, what do you want me to say?
That ho follows In the footsteps of
Wifey 1 got another new hat today,
Hubby My dear, that la the last
Wifey I know It Just from Paris.
A mollusk came to our first parent
to be named.
"Er oyster!" announced Adam, aft
er considering a moment.
Now, dlvera other creatures, having
Hot theirs, were loitering about to
pick up whut of consolation they
might, aud a number of these burst
out laughing hereupon.
"Just think how mum you'll bave
to be!" they jeered. Puck.
Might Havs Dons Worse.
"Hello, old man," greeted a tactful
friend. "Glad to see you looking ao
well. I can't pretend that I haven't
beard the news, and you will allow
me as an old friend to say that I'm
sorry your wife ran away from you."
"Thanks." groaned the other. "But
after all, she might do worse than
be has done, you know."
"It is a restricted neighborhood, a
very fashionable suburb."
"Think I could get In?"
"Why not? Tou are able to build a
20,000 house. Your character la
good. You havs a charming wife."
"Yes; but there's no use trying to
conceal It. Ws havs a baby."
Ethel She says sbu will marry even
on his sleudor salary.
Elsie Yes; 1 never yet auw a man
whose lucome was ao small thut some
oue was uot wllltiig to divide it with
Napoleon Lost Something, Too.
HoHt That is the sword of my
great uncle. He lost his arm at Wa
terloo. (iuest Yes, It's a terrible, place for
losing things. 1 lost a bug there only
last week! Loudou Opinion.
"Isn't it struuge that dressmakers,
of all people, would kimirgle?"
"Why la It strange of them?"
"because the necessities of tbtir
' trd compel tbsm to It (J s pulteru
Mr. Hlxou (on the way home from
church) You had a most intent and
Interested look In your expression dur
ing the services. Did the sermon Im
Mrs. Hlxon No, I guess 1 was trying
to figure out how Mrs. Muchgold had
her hat trimmed.
Mr. Weerius was making a call.
"I never take any chances with
holdup men," he remarked, looking at
his watch to fill up a pause In the
conversation. "When I am likely to
be out late at night 1 always carry
my dollnr watch."
"Why, there's no dunger this time,
is there?" smiled his hoBtess. "It's
only nine o'clock, and it certainly
won't take you more than half an
hour to get home."
"In China everything Is done back
ward," said the wise guy.
"Not now," protested the old fogy.
"China Is a republic."
"What of it?" demanded the wise
guy. "They went to work and freed
themselves and then, after establish
ing a republic, they issued a declara
tion of independence."
"I should thin that lady astrono
mer would be Interested in her little
boy's dirty face."
"Oh, she's too much absorbed In
her studies of the Bky to keep her
child's face clean."
"But that's Just why ahe should pay
attention. Isn't the dirt, spots on the
Mrs. Collier Down (at 3 a. m.)
You're a sight. If you could see .your
self as others see you!
Mr. Collier Down (intoxicated)
Shay, If you could hie see yourself
as I see you hie you'd think you
were bio the two-headed woman
blc In the museum.
O people of t lie i-lty.
Lint to the Health Hoard's err I
8olr plexus III imiftiiuilo.
A ud awat the ftmtlvu fly!
"Not a iieuducbe In a Callon of It.
"Why, of Course, Hill, I Know You'll
Pay It When You Can, but "
"French Taught In Six Easy Les
"No, She Wasn't at Home and 1
Was Glad of It."
"Doctor, I Watch Every Hlte That
Goes Into His Mouth."
"It Costs Me Next to Nothing for
"All Huelncss Strictly Confidential ."
TUey both had' sections of tbs
"Here's a New York mun gives his
wife a diamond necklace," suid she.
"Nothing like that ever huppeus to
"Well," said he, "here's a Chicago
man gives his wife a black eys. Noth
ing like thut ever happens to you,
either, my deur." Judge.
"The Khongllxh huvs a qm er way ot
"What of them?"
"In thut country they always havs
a soldier for secretary of war and
sailor for secretary of (he uavy."
Hs Meant Greensward.
'Your husband says you are golnf
to have a nice lawn this summer," re
marked the friendly suburbanite.
Thut's good news." said Mrs. Way-
out. "I hadn't expected anything bet
ter tutu a cheap girife-ham
COVENANT IN GOD
Real Significance of Fact That
Is Conveyed in Stone Point
Jacob left such a stone at Hethel.
It was a witness to the fact that a
soul had been deeply consloua of the
presence, the forgiveness, the call, and
the protection of God, and had entered
into a covenant with him. In that
stone pointing upward Jacob had al
ready begun to be a blessing to all
the families of the earth. If all the
church towers and eplres In Christen
dom were gathered into a sky-line,
what a reaching heavenward of human
aspiration they would reveal. That la
what they are: stones pointing up
ward, and bearing witness to the up
ward reach of the soul of man.
In many places throughout the land
there are points where humanity gath
ers and looks out toward the greatest
natural beauty that appears In the dis
tance. There Is Cliff House at Ban
Francisco; there are observation
points at Niagara; there are "inspira
tion points" iu the great mountain re
gions; there are the ocean piers at
seaside resorts; places that stand as
witnesses to the Impulse that human
ity has to admire and get as near as
possible to the beautiful. So are the
zhurch spires witness to the fact that
souls of men are athirst for God.
They mark the places where men
gather to give their souls a chance
to look heavenward.
Havs Special Drawing Power.
And these points bave a drawing
power. Tbey draw people to them,
until towns and cities and, business
and commerce have been built up
about them. Tbey draw until high
ways of travel are opened to them
aa centers. They multiply the value
of real estate. Travelers are glad to
pay special prices for the privilege of
being near these drawing points. The
stones pointing upward have the same
power. Church spires draw buildings
up In the air. Sky-scrapers are not
to be found except where church
spires point downward. Where these
are lucking men live in huts, and the
comforts of modern Christian civiliza
tion are not to be found. If men
could know today the places out on
the plains, where church spires would
point heavenward in twenty-live years
from now, they would rush there to
day to buy land. The points in
heathen lauds where missionaries go
to preuch the everlasting gospel, are
the places that will be the great cen
ters of influence in the years to com;.
Business, commerce, manufactures, all
things flourish In the light of the
gospel of peace. I
It la lu the consciousness of Go$
that the anul of man dvelot)B..j It
In the light of God's truth that maij
grows a conscience aud a charactuj'.
And where these develop everything
else prospers. Christianity la the
most practical thing in the world to
day. It blesses everything ' that It
It ia a great thing to go out into
a land that Ilea In darkness of Ignor
ance and superstition, and plant even
a single stone that shall direct the
gaze and the thought of the people
to God. How little did Jacob realise
how much the world would hear of
the stone that he set up at Bethel.
Let us claim God's promise too, and
set the stones that voice the aspira
tions of the soul of man, until all the
families of the earth ahall be bleased
In us. United Presbyterian.
God's Promise to Mankind.
"For the Lord God is a aun aud a
shield; the Lord will give grace and
glory; no good thing will he withhold
from them that walk uprightly." Ha.
This Is the Christian's great prom
ise in the day ot disappointment; for
disappointment w HP come In greater
or less degree, to every one who baa
to go through God's discipline on the
way to God's Kingdom of Glory. Many
things which seem good will God with
hold even aa a father withholds peri
lous things from his little child's
grasp. Much seems to us good that
is not good, or at least, not good for
us. Many things seem to us to be
of evil which are good, and are there
fore seut to us. Let us place full trust
in his wisdom, and iu his love, who,
whatever he withholds does uot with
hold the best things, even "grace and
glory." When he sees fit to disap
point our hopes and to deny us some
thing on which out affections have been
earnestly set, let us ask him to give
us such a sight of those higher bless
ings which he has not withheld that
our minds may rise lu faith and
love to the full belief (but if the good
we desired had really been good for us
he would have bestowed It upon us,
since he bcutows better things.
Morning With God.
Arise very early in the morning and
spend mi hour in the study and affir
mation of noble aud exulted thoughts
that relate your soul to divinity. Then
pruy to the radiant sun of wisdom
lor the Unlit of love divine and you
will feel that your mind ia lifted up
Hnd exalted into a higher state of cou-
sciousuess. As you thus abide In
communion with the father-mother
the positive heart of the universal
mind - you w ill realize (hat your pray
ers and aspirations have opeued an In
terior door and your soul la being fed
ou the manua of heaven so that llu
potenllul lifo Is mude substantial and
vital, and all through the day you will
feel the huppy effects of this early
morning talk with God. Kdward Do
Voe, in Nautilus.
They love leust that let men know
their love - -Shakespeare
,0 PASTEURIZE MILK
Most Effectually Done in Bottles
in Which Received.
Good Results May Be Secured by Us
ing Ordinary Tin Pall With Pis
Plats Inverted to Permit Cir
culation ef Water,
(Py J. F. FKANDSKN.)
Milk can he pasteurized most ef
ficiently In the bottles In which It If
received. To do this a small tin pall
with a perforated false bottom can be
used. If a special pall is not at hand,
the same results can be secured by
using an ordinary tin pail with an In-
Arrangement for Pasteurizing Milk.
verted pie tin placed In the bottom of
the same. This false bottom is placed
in the pail so as to permit circulation
of water and prevent bumping of the
bottles. An accurate thermometer
should be placed In the water or In
one of the bottles. Set the bottles of
milk In the pall and fill with water
nearly level with the milk in the bot
tles. Place the pail with the milk
bottles on the stove and heat until fhe
thermometer indicates a temperature
of from 150 to 160 degrees F. The
pall and bottles should then be re
moved from the stove and allowed to
stand 25 minutes in the hot water.
Now remove the cover and place the
pail under a cold water faucet, allow
ing the water to run slowly into the
pall. Continue until all the hot water
has been replaced with the cold water
and the temperature of the milk has
been reduced to about that of the
water. This Is the cheapest and most
Pall for Efficient Pasteurizing and
Cooling of Milk.
efficient way of cooling and will also
prevent breaking of bottles. The milk
can then be conveyed to the refrigera
tor and placed on Ice until required
It la well to remember that pas
teurized milk should not be used for
the feeding of children after It Is 24
The purposes ot lnterculture tillage
are, first, to kill weeds; second, to
keep the surface soil receptive to
rainfall; third, to prevent the evap
oration of soil moisture. Cultivating
corn four inches deep, as compared
with two Inches deep, may reduce the
yield ten per cent., owing to pruning
the roots. Four or five cultivations
are usually sufficient.
More frequent cultivations bave uot
beeu shown to increase the yield
w hen the soil Is not unduly compacted
from heavy rainfall, provided it is free
Salt for Hard Worker.
Honrs at hard work and on full
grain feed should liuve salt often. A
good way is to keep a lump of rock
i-alt In the corner of each feed box
they are the b.'st judges of the
amount of salt tbey require, and It
afforded a constunt supply will uot eat
Cars for Colt's Feet.
Take bait a day to examine aud
trim up your colt's feet Many young
horses are Injured by lettiug their
feet grow wild.
Equal Chance for All.
It is au easy matter to put all the
little pigs together to be fed by them
selves or to eulurgs the troughs so
they may all bave an equal chance
DANGER OF BLIND STAGGERS
Kansas Experiment Station Finds Dis
ease Csused by Poison In Mold
snd Filth on Corn Ears.
information coming from widely
separated places show that the corn
ear worm Is causing injury and death
to farm animals by Infecting them
and giving them blind staggers. Fol
lowing is an extract from an article
In Farm and Fireside:
For five or six years occasional out
breaks of blind staggers in horses
have attracted attention. During this
time the Kansas experiment station
haa been making an experimental
study of this disease and its origin.
Its exact cause Is still only partially
understood, but enough haa been
learned to place the blame safely on
poison In the mold and filth found
on ears damaged by the corn-ear
The eggs of the adult Insect caus
ing thla trouble are laid In the husks
of the young ear. After hatching the
ear-worm burrows through the soft
young kernels, leaving its filth,
which, with the escaping Juices of
the corn, furnishes the best possible
medium for the development of the
seed mold and putrid decay. Suffi
cient of this poisonous material re
mains in the corncobs and corn to
cause a gradual poisoning of the
horses consuming any considerable
quantity of the damaged corn.
The loss of horses in Kansas and
a number of other states from blind
staggers has been found to be uncur-
able, even by a skilled veterinarian,
unless the treatment Is begun early.
TO REINFORCE A DOUBLETREE
Can Be Made of Oak Boards With
Piece of Metal Between Them
Hold Strongest Team.
A reinforced doubletree cun be made
of two one-inch oak boards with a
piece of metal, A, between them. The
metal should be about 3-16-inch thick.
All three pieces should be cut and
shaped alike and riveted together.
The singletrees are made in the same
maimer. They are not difficult to
make and will hold the strongest team,
besides outlasting a dozen ordinary
SOWING SEEDS TOO THICKLY
Practice Should Be Discouraged aa
Overcrowding Undermines Culti
vation of Plants. '
(By W. R. G1LBKKT.)
Thick sowing must be guarded
against. Each aeed should have room
to grow without crushing or injuring
Over-crowding undermines the culti
vation of plants at the start and It la
long before, If ever, tbey outgrow It.
Of course, small plants or seeds may
be sown more thickly than the larger
ones, but relatively they ought really
not to be sown thicker.
Each plant should have sufficient
room to develop Its coyledous and one
leaf before It Is thinned or pricked
Every year vegetable crops are much
Injured by being sown too thickly and
perhaps It Is hardly too much to affirm
that most gardeners would be the
gainers were only half the seed sown
that there Is now.
As to what to sow the seed In, the
lighter the seed bed the better.
Few seeds will vegetate In a lower
temperature than 40 degrees and In
the range of 20 degrees all seeds will
Cause of "Whits Comb."
"White comb" In fowls Is caused by
decayed food, impure water and over
crowding in dark and filthy houses.
There Is a scurfy appearance to the
comb and wattles, head and neck. with,
a gradual loas of feathers from the
head and neck. Treatment consists In
removing to clean quarters aud giving
wholesome food. At night give a tea
spoonful of castor oil, after which add
dally a teaBpoonful of good condition
powder to the soft food, aud anoint
the bead and afflicted parts with vas
eline. The castor oil need only be
given once. ,
Egg laying contests are now being
carried on iu many states of the unlou,
aud they are serving as an excellent
stimulus to the utility side of the
poultry industry. While they never
bave aud never will prove that one
breed or variety Is superior to all
others, they do prove conclusively that
careful breeding In certain strains or
families ot fowls increase the egg pro
duction away above the average, and
ibua boosts the returns to even larger
For Quick Growth.
Every elemeut required for quick
growth and full development iu pul
lets Is found In milk, oatmeal, chapped
clover and bran, and iu such well-balanced
proportions thai the digestive
organs will not be overtaxed lu any
On hillsides where coarser anlmU
waste would hardly stick long enough,
to do the ground any gocd sheep
droppings take the place of a spe
cially prepared fertilizer.
r - ri
fomlii. I. .1 by lli National Wnniin S
Christian TltipTn-e 1,'nlun.
ALCOHOL A CRIME PRODUCER
When Taken In Large Quantities Di
gestive Organs Ars Dersnged snd
Other Hsrm Is Wrought.
'When alcohol Is taken habitually
In large quantities," says Professor
Hrubaker In bis physiology, published
last year, "It deranges the sctlvltles of
the digestive organs, lowers the body
temperature. Impairs muscle power,
lessens the resistance to depressing
external conditions, diminishes the
capacity for sustained work, and leads
to the development of structural
changes in the connective tissue of
the brain, spinal cord and other or
gans." Dr. DeWItt G. Wilcox, a lecturer t.
the Boston I'nivereity School of Med
icine, quoting the above in a recent
public address, said:
"It is this structural change in the
brain produced by alcohol which In
terests us from the standpoint of the
criminologist. We' have seen that
slight changes iu the brain structures,
such ss preeBure from depressed frag
ments of bone or even adhesions of
membranes, may produce marked ef
fects upon temperament and Judg
ment. Alcohol and other powerful
cotlcs are like a depressed fracture
of the skull; the longer they continue
to exert their pressure the more Im
possible does It become to restore the
brain to a normal condition. Eventu
ally the brain tissue undergoes irrep
arable changes, and the possessor ia
an abnormal man with possible crimi
"Were our government to license
certain men to go about the street
and crack on the bead with a club a
stipulated number of men, and were
that blow- gauged sufficiently accurate
to produce In each instance a de
pressed fracture of the skull In each
victim, he or the government would be
doing no more to create criminals, idi
ots. Invalids and paupers than we are
now doing by licensing certain men t
sell alcohol to a stipulated number of
men whose brain tissue will not stand
the assaults of repeated doses of al
cohol. "We need to be re-educated upon the
subject of alcoholism and the textbook
from which we should learn the new
facta should have the title, 'Alcoholism
Is a disease and like all. other Jire:
ventable disease It must and shall be
eradicated.' Then It behooves physi
cians, teachers, educators, judges. Jur
ists, legislators- and parents to carry
on a campaign of education which,
shall be so enlightening that a normal
person would no more think of taking
alcohol Into his system than he would
think of taking typhoid or tuberculo
sis or syphilis germs."
WHEN DRINKER SAW HIMSELF
Verbatim Report of Conversation
Young Msn of Fine Family Had
With Friend Reforms Him.
A young man ot flue family, with
splendid gifts, heedless of the plead
ings of friends, was going down fast
A friend of his, seated near him iu
a restaurant one evening, overheard a
conversation which he was having
with bis companion. He was Just
drunk enough to be talkative about his
private affairs, which. In his sober
moments, be would never have re
vealed. The friend, being a court
stenographer, took a full report or
every word he said, and the next day
sent him a copy. In less than ten
minutes In he came, exclaiming.
"What Is this?"
"A stenographic report of our
monologue at the restaurant laat even
ing," said his friend.
"Did I really talk like that?" be ask
"I assure you It is an absolutely
verbatim report," was the reply.
Turning pale he walked out. He
never drank another drop.
LIQUOR TRAFFIC IN AFRICA
Immense Quantities of Whisky,
Brsndy, Gin, Rum snd Absinths
Sent to the Dark Continent.
Amount of liquor passing Medeira.
a port of registry, for the coast of At
rlra. iu oue week: 28,000 cases of
whisky, 30,000 cases of brandy, 30,000
cases ot Old Tom, 30.000 barrels of
rum. 800.000 demijohns of rum, 24.000
butts ot rum, JS.ouo barrels of absiu-
(he, 960,000 earns of gin.
In Sierra Leone during one-fouiib.
of a year 250 tons of liquors were un
loaded at a "dry town" (o be trans
ported to towns of the Interior.
What's in the Glass?
Vim tuit hi ard ot tin- anuka In Ilia gtaM.
Of thr lerilbl anuka in the giaaa;
Jiul now ou imiat kuuw,
Mun'a i(.tlh-i fie
fa Ilia vvmnuoua anaka iu I ha glaae.
Thy -niniuue snake lu the glaaa.
John U Sana.
Right or Wrong.
We believe that what Is phsically
wrong can never be morally right,
what Is morally wrong can never be
legally right, what Is legally wrong
rau never be politically light.