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THE ADAIR COUNTY NEWS
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The Latest Blouse Fad.
The newest blouse lu Paris shows
a little eplum woru outside of the
skirt. The effect is very Jiie when ,
skirt and blouse match lu ma'erial ,
and color, but the result is uot so '
happy wheu the blouse is on the lin- '
Eerie order. Fancy nets and chiffon J
when matching the skirt in tint are ,
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pretty when made with the frill, but
it is not probable the idea will receive
the stamp of populai favor
A blouse matching the skirt is
shown in the sketch and is decidedly
attractive. The material Is silk in a
dull rose color, with an applique
trimming in a deeper shade of velvet
outlined with tiny gold beads. The t
veiled bodice Is really the most popu
lar made this season, but is not so
much on jumper Hues as formerly, as
it has now developed into an elabo
rate affair of embroidered' and bead
ed chiffon over a fancy net or beauti
ful lace foundation. Black and white
effects are modish, but many colored
Imiilses matching the skirt are worn
Velveteen Three Piece Suits.
Three piece i el vet ecu suits this year
are iu reality two piece suits with
chiffon bodices, a mode which is to be
commended tor the sake of comfort
iu thes dais oi ovorh"atd homes as
.well as for the sake ol variety. The
bodice is made an integral pan .f the
costume by having the emhroidry de
sign ol the skirt and coat repeated on
the chiffon and sometimes by having
portions of tht velvet extended up on
NOTHING IS DECIDED
IN DRESS WORLD.
Each Woman a Law Unto Her
self This Season.
Still the merry war over skirts goes
on, with little prospect of any agree
ment between the rival factious Ev
ery woman wears a skirt of the dimen
sions she prefers and has the pleasure
of looking down with pity and con
tempt upon her neighbor who may se
lect one a few indies wider or narrow
er than her own.
"Nothing is ever decided." said a
fashion authority not long ago. "and no
woman who wishes to be well dressed
need hope to be relieved of the neces
sity of thinking for herself" This is
as true of the skirt question as of ev
erything else While many new mod
els are being produced that have ample
fullness at the bottom ot the skirt,
such as the smart dinner gown, other
gowns are appearing that are straight
er iu outline than ever. Some of
the empire frocks with the waist at
the highest possible point are even
straighter iu outline thau the sea
son's afteruoiin gowns In fact, to the
average eye they seem to be exactly
the same width from shoulder to hem.
The correct mode is the oue that is best
suited to the individual wearer.
A Lesson For All.
' "But don't judge a man by appear
ances." said Mayor G S Marshall at
a banquet in Columbus.
"Jackson Wentworth. after an ab
sence of thirty years, returned to the
home of his youth Jackson had a
slight affection of the skin which made
his nose very red; hence when he call
ed at the parsonage the old miuister
"Mackson. Jackson, my man. I'm
afraid you've become a bard drinker
"'Don't judge by appearances. Dr
Steenthly.' said Jackson Wentworth
'I hardly average two glasses of beer
a week-' x
" 'Well, then.' said the minister in a
soothing voice. '1 ffuess your face.
Jackson, Is like my gas meter. It reg
isters more tbaa It ceWmes.' "
AN ALL AROUND ORDEAL.
L'Jkon Dsna A- fottinr, Ba-rlr n A
tend a Banquet.
Papa was going to a banquet. It ,
was unusual for him to attend ban
quets so unusual, in fact, that the '
children had boasted of it for a week
to all who would hear. i
Now it was the night of the ban
quet, and papa was getting ready, and
the once quiet and orderly house was
much upset. !
"Run on out," said mamma, "and don't '
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.Ufa. u,m a u-wub uu uu u.Cj
oaujf iiuie uuuiiiiiiiiu a ijuccu to
memory In case he should be called
upon for something impromptu. !
The tiuy trickles of blood down his
chin showed where the speech was i
getting the better part of his atten
tion. On the bed lay a clean white
shirt, and across a chair hung papa's
dress clothes. He haun't worn the
dress clothes for two years and was
considerably stouter now.
After awhile the children, crouch-,
iug interestedly at the door, heard en-'
"Confound the shirt!" howled papa.
"I know I washed my hands, but the
neckband's all dirty." Mamma's voice
Through the keyhole the children
saw papa struggle into his coat. The
stiff shirt rose almost to his ears, and
a high collar nearly sawed thorn off.
"Doggone it!" wailed papa. "The
sleeves of this coat are a mile too
Then his shoos hurt him; he couldn't j
get his tie. fixed right; his handker
chief was hopelessly massing, and final
ly he stood miserably in the middle of
the tloor. I
His face was rid, the perspiration
poured down his nose, his thin hair
stood up, and he was about the most
uncomfortable looking person the chil-'
dren had ever seen.
"Now. then." said mamma, with a
sigh, "you're fixed. You have no idea. '
dear, how nice you look." I
"Oh. yes." papa snarled, "I look nice,
I don't think." Then he found his hat
and a light coat and stalked stifily and
uncomfortably out. The children, hid
ing behind the stair railing, saw him
"Gee." said the little boy. "when I
get big I won't go to any dinners.
They can bring mine."
"You'll have to," said his sister wise-
iy. "Men always have to go to din-
ners. But they dross up iunny, uont
they V" Galveston News.
They Resemble Haystacks and
"An alligators" nest is an interesting
thin:.'." said Alligator Joe. "Wild alli
gators build their nests on the bank of
a river or in marshy places. They are
made of mud. saw grass and leaves
and mold. They are sort of natural
incubators, for the eggs, which are
laid from thirty-five to eighty in a
nest at one time, are hatched out by
the steam which comes up through the
mud as much as by the sun. Around
the nest a pile of grass is laid, some
times as high as six feet, and from a
distance resembles a stat-k of hay.
The mother gator has her den near
by. She makes it by burrowing into
a bank of soft mud, and sometimes it
is seventy feet or more inland. The
only way to get her out of a den like
that is to take a long steel rod and
thrust it down the tunnel, which is al
ways slanting. When the gator feels
the prodding she will come out to see
what the trouble is.
"It takes alligator eggs two months
and six days to hatch. When the little
ones come out the mother calls them
, together by a noise which is something
between a .luck and a grunt, and they
all scramble down from the nest to her
, den. If it Is on the edge of a river
' the den is filled with minnows. As the
mother enters the den she swishes her
tail around with terrific force, killing
the smallest fish, and when they float
' the little alligators nab them up.
"A mother alligator will sometimes
have four or five dens, and she takes
her brood from one to another, repeat
ing the swishing process in each one
uutil the young ones have had a full
meal." Harriet Quimby in Leslie's.
"Before I went away I told Tom just
what I wanted him to do about the
house from day to day, and to make it
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doubly sure I talked my orders into
our phonograph so lie ould play the
record each night and so remember."
"And did lie then forget?"
"1 found everything In the house
about ruiued. FIc said he couldn't bear
to play the phonograph in my absence;
it reminded hiuj so of me and made
him lonely." Boston Herald.
1 Not So Far Wrong.
' "Have you written all the invitations
to my party. maiumaV" queried little
"Yes. dear' answered her mother.
"They are all written and mailed."
, "And how soon will the acceptions
and deceptions begin to come In?"
A Single Exception.
"Do you think a memory for dates
helps a maw?"
! "Sometimes." replied Fanner Corn
t tassel. "But uot when he is selling
i spring chickens." Washington Star.
"I dont see any difference between
you and a trained -nurse except the
uniform," said her sick husband. y
"And the salary," she added thought
fully. Harper's Bazar.
Reckless haste Is the direct road to
The Care of Harness.
Harness should be thoroughly clean
ed and oiled at least once a year, pref
erably in the spring. This will cause
it to retain its fiber and to last longer
there are man. ways of clean-
,., an(j j baruesS
i he following
is as simple and effective as any:
Take the harness apart and soak the
parts in a washtub of I ikewarm wa
ter containing a hand lit: of washing
-i da Let the harness soak for fifteen
ti twenty minutes, then scrub the
pints on h board with an ordinary
scrub brush lint', tj-e leather is
nearly dry blacken wui edge black
ening, which can be obtained at any
harness shop. Unless the harness Is
thus blackened or lampblack put In
the oil it will turn red When dry take
a cotton cloth and rub the harness
thoroughly. Always rub straps with
the grain. This lays down the fiber
and gives a smooth edge. Take a
quart of neatsfoot oil. add a small
amount of kerosene, mix and warm,
then give the leather two coats, using
the oil freely. Hang up to dry. taking
care not to hang in the sun. When the
oil is well dried sponge with white
castile soap and buckle the parts to
gether. Harness treat d In this way
will neither turn red nor become gum
my, and if often sponged with white
castile soap can be kept looking like
P.-aparation For Winter,
December is a good ihue to clean up
and overhaul hotbeds and cold frames
and prepare soil for bedding. Soil or
compost to be used for this purpose
should be covered to have -it in good
condition' when needed In February
and March. Overhauling and repairing
hotbed sash and making crossbars for
hotbeds and cold frames are good jobs
for stormy days. Here's where that
comfortable workshop comes in handy.
Foul Hoof of Cattle.
For foul hoofs of cows wash the
foot out with warm water, make a
ground flaxseed poultice of hot water,
fill the claws of the foot full, wrap
the foot up so no dirt can get into it.
put the cow in a stanchion or tie her
in a stall, and in three days the foot
will be well if not too bad a case. If
it is not make another application.
Abortion In Mares.
Abortion in mares has sometimes
resulted from the eating by them of
frozen grass early in the morning. It
is safer to give a ratiou of hay before
turning the brood mares to grass early
in the morning. Mafbs that were
mated with stallion late in the season
are most liable to suffer.
Careful Feeding Necessary to
Produce a Perfect Egg,
i When the white of an egg is watery
! it shows that one is not feeding a
I good, well balanced ration. The lack
of protein in feeding causes it Four
teen and a half per cent of the egg is
protein. This can be remedied by feed
ing plenty of clover, wheat bran and
wheat middlings. As a result the white
of the egg is thick and attractive.
Ten and a half per cent of the egg is
fat; that is the yellow. If the yellow
Is palejx can be colored by feeding.
How "often an egg in the winter Is
found with a shell so brittle that it
won't stand shippinrl Sometimes one
finds an eg with nothing but tissue
no shell ai all What is the matter
with thai hen"' The shell is composed
of lime, and ir i- a great drain on the
lien's system i produce the shelL
Clover is a rich protein, and it is rich
in lime: bin. in .-("(liiion to this, slake
a little lime and !ut it in the shell
box; the hens will go there If they re
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'one if he tries it. Break an egg in a
saucer and see the result of proper
feeding. The white of the egg is thick,
heavy; it is attractive, nutritious:
the yellow is the golden hue desired,
and the shell is firm and strong and
will stand shipment. There is the
perfect egg, jnst brought about by
thinking the matter oer carefully and
feeding intelligently. Western Farmer.
Spread the Manure.
Barnyard manure increases the wa
ter holding capacity of the soil. and.
instead of dumping the manure in
some convenient, out of the way place
or leaving in the yard to deteriorate
or to rot the structures against which
it is sr frequently piled, the farmer
can not only save money but at the
same time conserve the moisture of
his soil by immediately spreading it
upon his fields. To get manure on to
his fields quickly and effectively a
manure spreader is very useful.
Selecting a Dairy Bull.
The purchaser of a bull should select
an animal that is a good individual
and whose dam and grandam on bis
sire's side have good butter fat rec
ords. His sire must, of course, show
the characteristics of the good dairy
type. It is his immediate ancestry
that counts rather than the fact that
away hack in the hazy pant the bull
had some few remarkable aaceatars.
It Takes Great Strength and Speed to
Pitch It Properly.
Describing the spitball in baseball
and the way it Is pitched. Hugh S.
Fullerton in the American Magazine
"There came into baseball in 1003 a
ball which came near revolutionizing
the game and brought a new era of
pitching, made great pitchers out of
'has-beens' and poor hitters out of once
"The ball is pitched with two, some
times with three, fingers hold on one
side of the ball and with the thumb or
tip of the thumb and nail being grip
ped hard against the seam at the
opposite side of the sphere. The top of
ilie ball is made slippery at the point
of contact with the fingers, so that the
sphere slides off the fingers -with the
minimum of friction, while the thumb,
pressed hard against the seam, gives
the maximum of friction, the result
being that the ball, leaving the hand,
takes heavy 'English' from the thumb
and starts revolving rapidly in the di
rection opposite to that in which it
naturally would rotate. Therefore it
whirls rapidly for a short distance un
til the natural but suspended motion
of the ball overcomes the false 'Eng
lish' applied by the thumb and a con
test between the natural and unnatural
forces ensues. The ball ceases revolv
ing unnaturally and floats and wabbles
until the natural twist overcomes the
false one, and then the ball darts just
as It would have done If it had been
curved naturally, shooting in the direc
tion in which the heaviest friction was
applied. A spitball if pitched direct
ly overhand darts almost straight
downward, and ft pitched side arm
with the thumb toward the body it
shoots outward and down as a fast
outcurve does, the quickness and speed
of the break depending entirely upon
the amount of force with which it
is thrown and In ratio to the amount
of friction applied by the thumb or
lack of friction by the fingers. Great
strength and speed are essential to the
best pitching of this kind of ball."
TOMBS OF THE PHARAOHS.
The Precautions Taken to Guard
Against Grave Robbers.
The ingenuity displayed by the an
cient Egyptians to prevent robbers
from breaking into the pharaohlc
graves merits admiration from present
day engineers, writes Dr. Holscher,
chief architect in the Prussian govern
ment, in a work on the sarcophagus
of Khafra, the builder of the second
Gizeh pyramid, who reigned in Egypt
some 5,000 years ago.
The lid of the red granite sarcoph
agus was dovetailed with minute
precision into the receptacle. To pre
vent the cover from being drawn back
the Egyptian builders bored two hcles
in the lid at the edge, not showing
above. These corresponded exactly
with two similar holes, less deep than
the other two. sunk in the front of the
receptacle. Two copper bolts were then
placed in the lid holes, and at the mo
ment the sarcaphagus was fully closed
the holes met and the bolts dropped
in position from the upper holes partly
into the lower, thus making it impos
sible to move the lid.
It must have struck the Egyptian
engineers that grave robbers might
get at the body by turning the sarcoph
agus upside down, in which cae the
bolts would glide back into their orig
inal position and permit the lid being
drawn out. To prevent this they filled
the lower holes with wax and made
the bolts hot. Upon the lids being
placed In position the bolts melted
their way into the wax and upon cool
ing became so firmly fixed that noth
ing short of complete destruction could
open the royal tomb.
It must have been a herculean labor
to hew the whole edge away, but that
is what grave desecrators did, and the
wax can still be Keen in the bore holes.
New York Sun.
The "House Fly."
The reminiscent man suddenly found
a gap in the conversation.
"I was in Kansas once," he began,
"when one of those old time cyclones
struck the town. I happened to be in
my brother's house at the moment and
heard the roar of the coming wind. I
knew enough to run out in the street
and lie down in the gutter with my
arms clasped around a hitching post.
The next moment the cyclone hit the
town. Say, you ought to have seen
the house fly."
"Did you swat it?" inquired the
mean man on the soap box.
And the story promptly ended.
An Ancient Steam Man.
There are a host of authorities on
hydraulics and mechanics that could
be quoted to support the assertion that
the steam engine is not a modern in
vention. Carpiui in the account of his
j travels. A. D. 128G. describes a species
of aeophile. or steam, engine made in
the form of a man. This contrivance
was filled with "inflammable liquid"
(probably petroleum) and made to do
terrible work iu the battles between
the Mongols and the troops of Prester
"He takes a cold bath every, morning
a very remarkable maul"
"Plenty of men do that."
"But I knew him for five years be
fore he ever .mentioned the fsct."
The Easier Way.
"Do foreigners buy many of our
"Some. Usually, though, they prefer
to acquire them by marriage." Pitts
burg Pest. , -
The Why and Wherefore of Many
HAND AND SWORD SALUTES.
The Origin of the Former Goes Back
j to the Time of the Borgias and the
I Latter to the Knights of the Cru-
sades Funeral Volleys and Taps.
j Why does a soldier when saluting a
superior raise his hand to his head
, covering? The beginning dates back
, to the time of the Borgias, if not to an
earlier date In those days assassina -
uou ut ,ugU.. ami in orucr ai
' an Inferior might not have a superior
at advantage the inferior was corn-
pelled when coming into his superiors
presence to raise his right hand, palm
to the front, to show that no dagger
'was concealed there. From this old
custom our hand salute has come down.
I The salute with the sword was. not
j done that way in the beginning with-
! out any reason. When knights of the
crusades received their orders it was
the custom for them to call upon God
to witness theirassumption of the
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, orders given. To do this the sword
was raised to the front so that the
, hilt reached the lips, when the cross
formed by the hilt and blade could be
kissed and an oath registered to carry
out the orders faithfully. The drop-
1 ping of the sword, point to the front,
Why in the funeral cortege of a
rnr.Mted ofheer or soldier is the horse,
saddled and equipped, with the boots
oi' the late rider placed heels to the
front iu the stirrups, led to the place
of burial? To show by reversal of the
boots the owner's march has ended,
We must go back to the days of the
INunans for the reason why in the i the following committee:
service three volleys are fired over the J. W. Flowers, cashier Bank of Co
open grave of a comrade. Amoug the ' lumbia; Robt. Reed, of Reed Hardware
Romans the burial consisted of the Co f Bruce Montgomery, Asst cashier
throwing of earth three times on the
coltiu. Three times was the dead man
called by name, which ended the cere-
mony. and as the friends and relatives
, departed each said "Vale!" three
times. So as a farewell to our dead
comrades we fire three volleys over
the grave. Then the service called taps
is souuded, this closiug the ceremony.
Why should the call taps be souuded
J iu preference to any other? Because
taps is the call for "lights out." and
the lights of life are out in the com
rade who has "joined the silent
bivouac of the dead." This ending of
a service funeral dates back to the
early forties, but did not become, a
fixed custom till late in the civil war.
I There was a reason for causing all
j witnesses before a military court to
. remove the glove from the right hand
I before- taking the oath, ihe raising
of the hands and eyes toward heaven
i when taking an oijth is of great an-
tiquity. When the Bible was printed
i the bare hand was laid on the book,
which was afterward kissed. But the
Bible was not always at hand when
needed. So the custom of raising the
right hand and uncovering the head
has grown into general practice. In
olden days the criminal was branded
iu the palm of the right hand, and for
this reason the custom of requiring
the removal of the glove came into
vogue in order that the'hand might be
'"Theclred silk sash long worn by
! officers of our army, which for many
J years has ceased to form part or the
' uniform, except for general officers.
was uot adopted simply because it
looked pretty. It was originally in-
j tended that this sash, which was very
strong, woven of silk and could be
i stretched out to over a yard in width.
should be used as a hammock in which
wounded officers could be carried off
I Ann likewise tne guauy coioreu aim uuring cue last election reap
horsehair plume that flowed from the , .. rward js t nemocrat.
( lookedso well. The original hair plume ic party going to profit by its ex
( hung down on the shoulders pf the ' orv, , . .. nn. . . .,
wearer, and it was intended that it
should Mie a safeguard against a saber
cut aimed at the back of the neck, for
I the long thick hair would turn the
blow and save decapitation or an ugly
, wound. Today the little hair tuft seen
' on the headdress of mounted soldiers
is the result.
Thpn ij ;i rcMsmi ivhv tlic flasr at
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j ered only when it is at the peak of
I the staff. So when it is necesasry to i
! display it at half mast it must be rais-
! salute, and either the band or the i
trumpeters are sounuing- appropriate i
j music or call.
Twenty-one guns, the number fired
half staff, as an indication of sorrow, j ii'ancnises in our cities ana muni
must always be hoisted to the top of d paities have 'been surreiiderel
the staff before being lowered. The
flag is saluted when raised and low- to public service corporations
I ill the international salute.. owere not
I selected at random. The number was from consumers in excess of
chosen by our government because It levery cost and reasonable profits.
! was the number long used by the Brit-.
, ish for their international salute. Why The Bepflulican party has
the British used.twenty.one guns was ( SQ far jn wrting schedules
no doubt due to an early custom which,:
I had for a warship salute seven guns. , prepared by the manufacturers
I A fort was allowed to fire three times , themselves into the statutes that
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powder in good condition at sea. It
could be kept In good condition on land,
l arid consequently the shore battery was
allowed a larger number, or twenty-one.
When the time arrived that better
powder was made and it could be car
ried at sea without deterioration the
warship was allowed the same num-.
ber of guns as the shore battery, and
the twenty-one of today are the result.
Major B. W. Atkinsoa, TJ. S. A-. U
CUcage RjKord jlerald.
PIANO CONTEST MOVING
WITH A RUSH.
Abom Sixly Youn Ladies
After ihe Five Piano Prizes
j The Adair Countv News and Russell
& Co- ioint Prize ffer of $1400 00
Five Standard 11)10 Krause Pianos, for
the five most popular young ladies in
Adair and adjoining counties is now in
full swing and votes are coming in at a
rate that speaks well for the value of
the prizes offered.
Right now is the time to name your
candidates for popularity honors, and
1 incidently put her in Hne for fc stan'dard
, 1910 Krause Piano. Absolutely no cost
to either yourself or the young lady you
nominate. Coupon "B appears else-
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wherteVn this issue will put the lady of
yur choice In Ilne Wlth 100 votes t0
ner credit. Suppose you do it now!
There are 200 young ladies in Adair
and adjoining counties possessing ex-
ceptional musical talent and must re-
main undeveloped because they lack a
po0d piano. Don't this give you an
ldea? You can put some friend of yours
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in line by writing her name on Coupon
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B nd mailing it to this office, and
yu can keeP her ,n hne b clipping
he coupons that will appear in every
issue of the The News. Watch for
' them and get your friends to do like-
; Every candidate entered has five
chances of winning a piano prize. Each
prize offered represents an elegant 1910
i Ballot box now open and prize on
view at Russell & Co's. store. Your
I inspection and criticism invited. Votes
, wi'l be counted every Monday night by
1st National Bank.
Candidate's names and their standing
will appear every Tuesday in this publi
cation. Russell & Co., are offering bonus
j votes to candidates bringing business to
their store. 200 votes will be given for
each dollar purchase made from this
general stock and 1000 votes for each
dollar purchase from their newly estab
lished Jewelry department. Candi
dates will learn something to their ad
vantage by calling at the store and con
ferring personally with the Contest
manager. He has three plans of sys
tematic vote collecting which will be of
' Kreat advantage to the voune ladv can-
I dldates wno mean business.
Watch fm fche Hstof candidate3 to
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appear in next Tuesday's issue of the
I News- If the yunS Iady of yur
choice is cot entered, see to it that she
j is nominated. Better be sure and use
Coupon "B" today Now!.
'For years the great moneyed
. interests have controlled the tar-
j iff legislation, the railroad and
transportation legislation and
the disposition of our public re-
sources. These matters the peo-
i pie have seen and have recorded
i , . .
! their Complaints. Ihe Republl-
' can party intrusted with power
ior so many years oy the people,
j made itg promises broke them
; "JiC UA " &"& mcci. uic
' same fate? Time will answer.
'Millions of acres of the pub-
ic domain have been given away
to the great trunk railroads for a
modicum of their value Public
, . .
withouj m an(J witnout
price. Tariff duties have been
Peribed by law beyond the
real needs of industry, thereby
permitting the favored industries
; to control the markets and exact
they not only control the home
market, but manufacture and
sell American goods, made out of
American material, by American
labor in the foreign markets
cheaper than they sell them to
their neighbors in the home mar
ket" Theodore Roosevelt in
New Haven speech.