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TELL A MAN'S NATIONALITY
By the Way an Egg la Eatsn Ona May
Dlacovtr Country From Which
Conaumtr Comta From.
Sherlock Holmea might have floured
thin out. but he did not.
The average Englishman will al
waya demand bis egg boiled Just three
minutes, then he places It In an egg
cup Just large enough to comfortably
have the egg fit In. taps the top of the
hell and removes the broken shell
with his fingers. The egg Is eaten a
spoonful at a time.
A Frenchman, much like the Eng
lishman, likes his eggs of three min
utes, exactly. He then "peels" them,
places them In a glass, stirs and mixes
well together with salt, pepper and
butter. He makes a practice of dip
ping bread Into the mixture and eating
It along with the eggs.
A Spaniard wouldn't think of letting
his eggs boll more than one minute.
He then breaks it and lets the contents
run into the glass, and consumes It as
though he were draughting down a
glass of wine.
An egg Is only fit In an Italian's es
timation when it has been placed in
cold water and removed Just as the
water begins to boll. He then breaks
It, pours It on a plate and proceeds to
sop it up with bread.
The German, like the Italian, de
mands his eggs as near the liquid state
as possible. He breaks his eggs In an
unsightly cup and scoups the liquid
out as though It were soup.
The American la about the only one
that prefers his eggs boiled hard.
When they are served up to him. he
knifes them In half, removes the con
tents Into a glass, after which he adds
a plentiful supply of pepper, butter and
salt He then minces the eggs fine,
mixing them well with the spices, and
eats them with his toast.
SHEEP AND DOG IN HARNESS
Somewhat Difficult Task Undertaken
and Successfully Carried Out by
Teaching a sheep and dog to do
teamwork in drawing a cart was the
somewhat difficult task undertaken
and successfully carried out by the
boy shown in the cart. He likewise
planned and made the harness, says
the Popular Mechanics. The queer
-teem t trained for show but
Icy Drives Sheep and Dog Together.
for use, and when the boy owner,
Louis Held, of Lyons, Wis., was asked
to lend himself and team aa one of
the attractions at a county fair he
refused on the grounds that it would
worry the sheep and disturb the even
temper of the dog.
Why ought a greedy man to wear a
To keep a check upon nl stom
ach. When does a son not take after his
When his father leaves him nothing
Why do knapsacks resemble band
cuffs? Because both are made for tourists
What animal would you like to be
on a cold day?
A little 'otter.
Why are strawberries like the let
make ice nice.
When Is a wall like a fish?
When It Is scaled.
We travel much, yet pris'ners are,
And close confined to boot.
We with the swiftest horse keep pace,
Tet alwaya go on foot?
A pair of spur.
What la that which you cannot hold
ten minutes, although It la aa light aa
What man do ws most admire?
When has a man brown bands?
When be' tann'd 'em (tandem)
Her Soft Answer.
"Mary." said a mother to the quick
tempered little girl, "you must not get
mad and aay naughty things. You
should always give a eoft answer."
When her little brother provoked ber
aa bour afterward, Mary clinched her
little fist and said. "Mush!" Watch
FAVORITE SHADOW PICTURES
Illustration Shew How twin and tie
phant' Head May Bs Produced
The swan la alwaya a favorite
shadow picture. It la made by crook
ing the first finger and thumb, and
keeping the other finger In a line In
order to produce the head. Place the
thumb of the second hand against the
upper part of the arm, and open the
fingers elowly, moving the outsretched
fingers of the first hand until they
touch the tip of the second. The effect
of the plucking and preening the feath
ers of the wing will. If well and nat
urally done; be most realistic. This
shadowgraph requires some little prac
tice. An elephant's head requires one
hand on the top of the other, and a
email handkerchief thrown over the
wrist so as to fall down In front; the
first flBger of the Iqwer hand must act
for the trunk, which may be swayed
to and fro.
LARGE HEAD OF THINKERS
They Keep Right on Growing as Long
as Brains Are Active Opinion of
After 25 humans beings are not sup
posed to grow except to put on
weight. Increase their waist measure
or grow stout all over, but the claim
has been made by J. Millot Severn,
an English phrenologist, that there
are many instances where the human
head continues to grow and that
men's heads have been known to In
crease In size after they were 40 years
old. Mr. Severn's claim is of much
Interest, regardless of the matter of
phrenology, but they are actually new
claims, for Dr. J. D. Mege. of Paris,
says the brain does not become fully
developed until a man Is from forty
five to fifty years of ago.
Mr. Severn says he has measured
the heads of many prominent people
from time to time and he has discov
ered by means of these measurements
that the head continues to grow at
a considerably greater age than is
generally believed. By taking careful
cranial measurements at various times
of the same heads he is able to give
He has, he says, taken measure
ments and examined measurements of
more than a hundred thousand heads
during the last 25 years, and he has
come to the conclusion that Just ao
long aa the human brain is active
and kept vigorously at work. It
develops and the head Increases, In
very many Instances, in size.
TO ELECTRIFY RUBBER COMB
By Rubbing It With Dry Flannel and
Suspending by Thread It Will Fol
low One's Finger.
Electrify a rubber comb by rubbing
It briskly with dry flannel. Suspend
It as shown by a silk thread previous
ly attached to It. When a finger Is
held uuder it the comb will follow the
finger, turning round and round as
the hand moves. Popular Electricity,
Good by Kiee Now Two Cents.
"Good by tickets," price two cents
each, are now on aale at the Waterloo
railroad station In London. The Lou
don and Southwestern Railway com
pany decided to levy a tax on the
lovers, friends and relatives who come
to kiss the company's passenger and
shout "Don't forget to write" through
the windows of departing trains. The
cardboard alip gives entry to the plat
form. Using William.
"Papa," said William, "I think Mr.
Jones la the nicest man In thla neigh
borhood." "Jones seems to be all right," the
"Yes, sir." continued William, "when
I was over there last evening be let me
use his new lawn mower for balf an
TRULY WORD OF GOD
Inspiration of Bible Can Never Be
Doubted by One Who Has
THE Bible was never so thoroughly
studied as during the last half
century, and It never bad so many
readers as today. The amount of
writing that Is being done on the
Bible at this time Is astonishing, and
this fact Is significant of the vitality
of Its teaching.
But there are writers that analyze
the Bible as one might analyze
house- by taking It to pieces, and re
ferring each several part to its origin.
"These pine boards," they would say.
"came from Oregon; this flooring
oak from Missouri; these nails are of
wire, machine made, from Wisconsin
Iron; this plaster was made from Illi
nois limestone, and Is surface-coated
with calcined gypsum from Iowa; this
furniture Is mahogany from the West
Indies, originally freighted In Ameri
can vessels; these are wool nigs, of
European weave, and from Scotch
sheep." Similarly they would analyze
and refer to its "original source" ev
ery piece of brlc-a brae, every personal
ornament, and every token of affec
tion. The one important fact about a
house, and the fact lost sight, of in
such analysis, is that it Is a home.
Hero a young man brought his bride,
and they began life together; here ev
erything waa consecrated by the ta
credness of affection and Is eloquent
with devotion: here children were
born and Joy abounded; here the aiifsel
e-f death entered and tears of sorrow
flowed; here hope burned, flickered,
and revived; here faith was tried,
fidelity proved, and love tested. The
analysis of the house is comparatively
unimportant. This was a home, and
that is the significant fact.
Bible a Spiritual Home.
The Bible likewise Is both a house
and a home. Many writers busy them
selves analyzing only the house, per
forming their work with such real zeal
that onlookers are apt to overestimate
its importance. The writera seem to
forget, or fail to discern, that the Bl
ble Is a spiritual home, a place where
hearts learn to love, where spiritual
children are bom, reared and trained
to live as one family.
There are writers and teachers also
who go to the opposite extreme, who
simply reiterate the old things in the
old way, w ho read Into the Bible much
medieval theology and keep on dealing
with questions which have lost their
vitality, who catch no new vision, and
feel no thrill of new meanlnga and
Volumes have been written arout
the Inspiration, of the Bible. b&
need not spend a moment arguing
that the Bible Is Inspired. Read lit!
Doea not the voice of God speak to
your soul through It? There can be
uo revelation to him who has not "ears
to hear." The very atmosphere may
be vibrant with voices of God without
revealing anything to deaf ears. I was
walking one day with a friend who,
as we walked. Inquired about the song
of a bird. 1 described the sound as
best I could, and then asked: "Can
you not hear It?" "No." he replied.
"Where? The bird is not singing now.
Is It?" But the bird was singing near
us in ecstatic straSi. The revelation of
God's voice comes, like the song of a
bird, not by description or argument,
but by hearing. Christ was ever say
ing to the multitude: "He that hath
eara to hear, let him hear." Two men
look at a painting of one of the great
masters, or at a landscape when na
ture has on ber garments of glory.
One remains stolid and unmoved,
while the other la thrilled and uplifted,
Argument la unavailing for the stolid
man. Great palntalngs or landscapea
are not things to be argued about or
even described. They must be seen.
There la no revelation of beauty ex
cept for the soul that can discern
beauty. The Bible lias beauty for
eyes that can see, music for ears that
can bear, and wealth of revelation for
souls that can discern and appreciate.
Bible Ever Practical.
It la alleged that the Bible Is Im
practical. Those who find the Bible
Impracticable are those who find It In
terfering with their selfish desires.
If you put the Bible Into the band of
the thief when he Is caught with
stolen goods, he will say: "It Is an
Impracticable book. If I follow this
book I must restore the products of
my theft and possibly go to prlBon,"
That Is precisely the practical thing
required If homes are to be safe and
society secure. Put the Bible into
the hands of those who have stolen
and grafted from the government, and
tbey will tell you that It la uot practi
cal, that If they follow this book they
niUBt disgorge millions. The people
think that such disgorging Is the one
thing that needs doing. Put the Bible
into the hands of the great trusts,
which control the necessities of life,
and tbey will at once say that it it
not practical, that If they follow this
book tbey must stop exploiting the
people, and squeeze the water out of
dividend-bearing stocks. The people
think that Just these things mut be
done before society can come to a fair
living basis, to say nothing of a condi
tion of peace and contentmsnt. The
practical nature of the Bible lies In
the fact that It requires men at the
command of God to do precisely what
must be done before the wronged and
oppressed ran come into their own,
and every man receive a squire deal
from his fellows Craig H. Thorns, in
Nothing grows faster than trouble
that Is nursed.
IMPORTANCE OF INOCULATION OF ALFALFA
Alfalfa Field of Mr. George 8. Baker,
Hy J. M. WESTOATR.)
Throughout the western balf of the
United States the soil appears to be
naturally supplied with the proper
bacteria for the formation of the root
tubercles. In the eastern part of the
country, however, where the soil con
ditions are less favorable to the
growth of these bacteria, it Is nearly
always necessary to supply them at
the time of seeding. This Inoculation
may be supplied either by scattering
soil from a successful alfalfa field or
In the form of artificial culturea.
Although possessed of some disad
vantages, inoculation by means of soli
from a successful alfalfa field will
nearly always produce the desired
results. It Is essential that care be
taken to avoid the Introduction of
seeds of noxioua weeds .or harmful
plant diseases. The bulklness of the
300 to 800 pounds of soli necessary
for an acre makes It advisable to se
cure the soil from a field as near by
It has been found that soil from
around the roots of the sweet clover
Is quite as effective as alfalfa soli. In
most sections of the country this plant
may be found growing wild In scat
tered clumps. In the south, where
burr clover occurs, soli from around Its
roots may be used with good results.
The soil may be mixed with the seed
and sown with it. It may also be
drilled or broadcasted separately. If
broadcasted, the soil should be scat
tered on a cloudy day or toward even
ing and Immediately harrowed In, aa
sunshine Is harmful to the germs.
If the soil has to be freighted con
siderable distances, it is usually advis
able to use but 200 or 300 pounds of
soil per acre, but this should be mixed
with several times Its weight of ordi
nary soil to. facilitate even scattering.
'Hjthe will Is difficult to secure. It may
First Crop of Alfalfa, 1910. Farm
of Mr. Fred 8. Winaor, North Provi
dence, R. I.
No, 1. Ground Magnesian Lime
stone. No. 2. Ground Limestone. All
Fertilized and Inoculated Alike.
be best to seed a very small area the
first season, taking special precautions
to have It thoroughly Inoculated. Tbia
will then furnish an abundance of soil
for Inoculating a larger area the fol
It cannot be urged too strongly that
Inoculation la absolutely essential to
the successful production of alfalfa.
There are verv few soils outside the
alfalfa districts that do not require In
oculation, and It may be taken as a
general rule that all other soils must
have the Inoculation supplied In order
to grow alfalfa successfully. A few
soils, however, especially those upon
which sweet clover grows naturally,
seem able to produce successful stands
without artificial Inoculation. These
however, are the exception rather than
The advantages of artificial cultures
lie In the greater ease of transporta
tion and application as well aa In the
absence of the danger of Introducing
plant diseases or harmful weeds. In
oculation produced by the culturea. In
case it la successful, seems to be In
every way aa efficient as when the soil
method is used. Fewer failures are
reported In the rase of the soil trans
fer method, however.
It has been found that successes are
more apt to follow Inoculation with
pure cultures If the eeed Is sown Im
mediately after -the seed has been
dried after having been Inoculated.
There Is some evidence accumulating
to Indicate that the germs In the pure
cultures when tbey de survive are
superior to those normally found In
the alfalfa soil. It la suggested there
fore, that both the soil transfer
method and the artificial culturea be
If seeded In the late summer or
early autumn, alfalfa will require no
treatment that autumn unlees a
growth of more than 12 Inches Is
made before cold weather. If this
occurs, the planta should be clipped
back so that they will go Into the
winter with I or 10 Inches of growth.
In this condition they will be best able
to withstand the winter and will be In
excellent shape to renew their growth
the following spring. The first rut
ting of bay should be secured In the
If, on the other hand, the seed has
been sown In the late fall or In the
spring, but little more than clipping
cm be secured In tbe late spring or
summer. This clipping should be
Providence, R. U Inoculated.
made preferably when the baaal
shoots start and should be made 3 or
4 Inches high, aa the plants will be
slow In recovering if cut too low. It
may be necessary to cut at some other
time than the Ideal tlmo indicated, as.
for Instance, when the weeds threaten
to choke out the young planta. when
the blossoms appear, or when the
planta begin to turn yellow. Except
in the latter case the clippings are
usually left on the ground as amulcfi
If the plants have turned yellow
owing to some disease, the clippings
should be raked up and removed. A
top dressing of nitrate of soda .will
sometimes invigorate the diseased
plants. The same statements govern
subsequent cuttings tbe first summer
except that the growth Is usually too
heavy to be left on the field.
Ordinarily no treatment Is required
during the second season, except to
cut the hay when the plants are about
one-tenth In bloom, or, better, when
the new crown or basal shoots are
starting. It la Important to get the
hay off the field aB soon as possible
in order to allow the new growth to
commence uniformly over the field
If the windrows or cocks are allowed
to remain too long on the ground, the
alfalfa plants will be smothered out
and then bare spacea will form the
centers from which weeds will spread,
No pasturing should be allowed
during the first or second seasons, as
the crowns have not become suf
flclently well developed to withstand
the effect pf trampling. About three
fourths of a full crop may be expected
the next season after late summer
seeding In the humid regions. Nearly
a full crop Is usual the second season
after spring seeding If the weedB of
the first summer have not seriously
Injured the stand.
As long as an alfalfa field shows a
perfect stand, with no tendency to run
to weeds, it is not cuHtomary to give
the field any special treatment. I(
the weeds begin to prove troublesome,
it is advisable to disc the alfalfa after
cutting. This process loosens up the
soil and aerates it, which Is decidedly
advantageous to the alfalfa. The tap
roots of the alfalfa plants are not
usually Injured by this practice If the
discs urn set nearly straight, while the
weeds are to a great extent destroyed
A spike-toothed harrow may follow
the disk to level the ground.
TO DESTROY BUGS
To Be Made Effectual It Must Be
Done When Plants Are Eight
or Ten Inches High.
(By W. M. KEUJST.)
When the broods are first appearing
la the time to get after the potato
bugs. The best known remedy
To one barrel of water use three-
quarters of a pound of parts green and
to thla add about one gallon of strong
lime water. This will prevent the
burning of tbe foliage by the parts
green being too strong and will also
make It adhere to the leavea better.
Keep the contents of the barrel well
stirred while tbe machine Is In mo
One barrel la sufficient for about
two acrea of potatoea. My experience
with spraying as a preventative of
blight haa convinced me that we
should begin early before the disease
has appeared. Borne potato growers
who are the most ready to condemn
spraying wait until the diBease gets a
foothold and try to cure It with a
strong bordeaux mixture.
I believe that if spraying is to be
made effectual it must be commenced
wheu the plants are eight or leu In
ches high and be continued at fre
quent intervals during the whole of
the growing season. I have every
faith In spraying aa a preventative of
the blight, but no faith in ita applica
tion as a cure after tbe disease baa
Bugs may be held In check by tbe
use of the polsou In the bordeaux mix
ture, and when we consider this ad
vantage It la plain to aee that the cost
of the applied fuugiclde la very much
Cull Out Boarder.
Wend out the old heua and fallen
them for market aa soon aa they be
gin to drop off la egg production.
Tbey will sell for a good price soon
and the pullets will be more profitable
fur egg production.
Poor Stand ef Corn.
There are two ways of gelUug
poor stand of corn to gel tt Uto mm
and to get It too thick.
(Bjr The National Woman's Chrlstlaa
ILLIAN RUSSELL ON DRINK
Noted Actresa Saye "Alcohol la Death
to Beauty of Mind and 8oul"
la Loudly Applauded.
Lillian Russell Is apeparing In
monologue In which she says: "Al
cohol Is death to the beauty of mind,
body and soul." The significant thing
that this sentence at every per
formance evokes a round of applause
from pit to top gallery.
In an Interview Miss Russell waa
asked to explain why. She tatd: "Peo
ple applaud that sentiment because
they know It la true. Many of them
know It to their great Borrow. There
are few people In thla world who
haven't suffered In tome way from
alcohol. I don't mean that they suf- -
fered through their own act, but
through the acts of othera. Various
kinds of humanity contribute to the
demonstration. For Instance, mother
uttering through the acts of children.
Ad wives whose Uvea have been
made miserable by drunken husbanda.
Yes, and fathers who drink and who
dread the day when they will see their
own sons and daughter drinking the
vile stuff. I don't desire to preach In
my monologue it wouldn't seem
quite In place but I would like to go
further than I really do. I ve seen the
rain brought on by drink. Been It in,
endless variety, and If I dared I'd like
to go out there on the stage and talk
ALCOHOL WILL HAVE TO GO
Emergence of Women Into Political
and Boclal Affaire Will Add
Vigor to Opposition.
"The agitation against alcohol Is an
aspect of modern life which la dis
tinctly optimistic," saya Prof. G. T. W.
Patrick, In the Popular Science Month
"Hitherto," he continues, "the op
position ha been largely sentimental
and baa been directed not so much
against alcohol a against drunken
ness. Recent studies in the psychol
ogy and physiology of alcohol lead us
to believe that It la a race poison. It
la the most deadly form of the down
ward or recalcitrant action of matter.
So far back as history goes it has act
ed as one of the most serious imped
ing forces to the upward progress of
the human spirit. It is lu spite of al
coliol that progress has continued
from century to century, it is Impos
sible to estimate the damage it has
done to the human race. Ita elimina
tion will be a far more difficult prob
lem than the abolition of war. but
It Is undoubtedly true that alcohol will
have to go. The emergence of woman
Into political and social affairs will
add new vigor to the opposition to it.
and psychological, physiological and
sociological studies will solve the
problem of method."
SECRETARY BRYAN ON DRINK
Satisfied If He Haa Given Anyone
Strength to Help Him to
To a company of Boy Scouts who
presented him with an engrossed copy
of a resolution of appreciation regard
ing his atand for total abstinence, Seo
retary of State Bryan aald among oth
er good things:
"If since I have grown to manhood
1 had ever felt tempted to begin the
drinking of liquor, I would have been
restrained by the feellcg that my act
might Injuriously affect some who
looked to me for my example; aud I
have felt that more especially in pub
lic life, for a ona becomes better
kuown his example -has a more far
reacblug Influence. I shall feel that I
have not lived entirely in vain if by
abstaining from the use of intoxicat
ing liquors as beverage I have given
strength to anyone to help him re
No Alcohol for Wilbur Wright.
When talking with Wilbur Wright
at tbe great aviation Meet in Chicago,
a W. C T. I', woniuu asked him how
much alcohol he could carry. He In
dignantly replied that be would uot
dare mar the body and brain with
which the Creator bad endowed him
by swalloging any alcohol; that he
did not know tbe difference between
the state of beer, wblsky and wine.
Alcohol Aids Pneumonia.
Have you a pneumonia patient to
deal with? Don't give him alcohol In
any form, for by so doing you may
prevent bia recovery. This 1 the gist
of the statement of a writer In the
British Medical Journal, whoae expe
rience prove that pneumonia treated
villi fltiv tnrm rt alnnhnl hftfl a vrv
ftiigh death rate, while without tt tbe
mortality la less than halt.
Lincoln en Temperance,
"Good citizenship demunds and re
quire that what 1 right should not
only be made known, but made preva
lent; that what is evil should not
only be detected and defeated, but
destroyed. Tbe saloon ha proved It
self to be the greatest foe, tbe most
blighting curse of our modern civiliza
tion, and thla Is the reason why I am
a practical prohlbitlonlsL"
The only solution of the liquor prob
lem Is uo liquor. '