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We never saw smartweed grow to a
height of five feet until this year.
Tho tile draining of land results In
making the soil dry in a wet time and
moist in a dry time. It works both
Meats are high priced In all coun
tries England, Germany, France, Aus
tralia everywhere save In the Argen
tine. Just as soon as a woman has learned
how to make good soups not so much
good meat is thrown out to the pigs
It Is less trouble to kill off the rabbit
in the vicinity of the orchard than it is
to let the rabbits alone and try to pro
tect the trees.
We find some comfort In the fact
that even the best farmers we know
have this season more weeds than they
know what to do with.
No weed that we have to deal with
gets Euch a grip on the soil as does the
sauirreltall grass. Its hold Is worse
than that of a mortgage.
The hen which can be made to lay
an egg every day in the year is much
faarther away than the horse that will
trot a mile in two minutes.
While two different crops may be
raised in one year upon the same piece
of land, it is always a mistake to try
to raise them at the same time.
We know of a man who manages to
keep a family of email owls in his big
barn, and he tells us that as mice
catchers they beat cats all to pieces.
If a man could take his money with
him when he dies, there are some men
in this country whose death would
cause a serious contraction of the cur
rency. The daisy will run out blue grass,
and for this reason the men who live
in the blue grass country want to look
out for the coming of this Eastern
The rush for land In the Northwest
continues with unabated vigor, and the
tine crops which are being secured in
all the Northwest section are Berving
to intensify it.
The Chester White hog does not re
ceive the attention among our hog rais
ers to which it is entitled. It Is not to
-Its disadvantage that it is not as early
a maturing hog as the Poland-China.
There Is more to encourage one to
take up the poultry business today than
there has ever been before. Having the
lise of an acre or so of land, almost any
one, using ordinary Intelligence, can
take up this business and be reasonably
sure of a profitable one.
Query So long as It has seemed best
for the United States to acquire large
areas of sugar producing territory, why
not let this territory be developed to
the fullest extent in supplying the needs
of the American people?
Crop experts place the value of the
cereal crop alone of 1902 at the enor
mous sum of $2,000,000,000 for the farm
ers of the United States. This is all new
created and original wealth. No other
country on earth ever before made such
A supposed perfectly worthless house
cat that for long had persisted In mak
ing the front porch by our bedroom
window a trystlng place where duels
were nightly carried on deposited the
scalp and nose of a large rat on the
doorstep one night recently, done, we
suppose, to prove that his reputation
was not as bad as we took It to be.
But we are not sure that some other
cat did not kill that rat.
The condition of hay In the stack
varies so much that It is difficult to de
termine the exact number of cubic feet
of hay required to make a ton of hay.
Where the stack Is of timothy and It
Is not less than 12 feet In height when
It has settled solid about 425 feet will
make a ton, while if It Is of clover at
least 450 feet will be required.
Where Canada thistles have got a
foothold In the West they propagate not
from the seed, which Is infertile, but
from the sucker roots. The only reliable
way in which to get rid of them Is to
keep them persistently cut off during
the growing period as soon as a sprout
shows above ground.
The battle with the weeks has been a
hard and a long one the past season.
Weather conditions have favored an ab
normal growth of weeds and the germi
nation of such seed which has lain in
the ground dormant during the dry
years. Then man who has a garden or
field free from them In August Is en
titled to a credit mark.
The time Is not far off when a new
indictment will be returned against the
Bparrow. When this bird becomes more
plentiful, which will not be long, vast
flocks of them will descend upon the
wheat and oat fields just as the grain
gets In the dough, and if unmolested
they will literally ruin the crop by
squeezing the pulp out of tae kernels.
All over the country a persistent and
organized warfare should be kept up on
The Cuban grown pineapple la on
the market this year In large supply
and at very reasonable prices.
"."-fLSeX I itfte E f IM lftO. W-V ii 1
Six million three hundred thousand
French women work for a living that
Is. they do that kind of work which In
this country Is usually assigned to men
and not women. A large percentage
of them work on the farms of that
country and do the plowing, digging,
boelng, milk the cows, feed the stock
and market the farm produce. There
are plenty of them who could lay out an
American hired man In the shade when
it comes to hoeing potatoes or pitching
The state of Illinois produces two
thirds of all the broom corn grown In
this country. Just why, w"e do not
know, as any of the corn belt soils will
produce broom corn. Like tobacco
growing, the culture of peppermint
onions, celery and some other of what
may be termed special crops, the busi
ness develops In certain localities and
Is confined to them.
We have a friend who Is always a
little behind always behind In meeting
his financial obligations, behind In
meeting appointments at a specified
hour, behind getting in his crops, car
ing for them and harvesting them. He
is always late for dinner, gets left by
the cars, and his whole life is largely a
failure for the simple lack of promtness
and punnctuallty. If your boy Is taken
this way, lose no time in taking the
kinks ou of him or he will be handi
capped all his life long.
The crop experts are guessing on a
2.500,000,000 bushel corn crop for 1902,
This would mean 70,000.000 tons of
corn, or 2,333.333 carloads, or 46.666
train loads of 5 cars each. But only a
small part of this Immense crop will
ever be handled by the railways, for it
will seek a market as beef, pork, mut
ton, butter, cheese, milk, wool, poultry
We have found the weeder an utter
and complete failure for the cultivation
of crops this season, and this not be
cause of any inherent fault with the
tool itself, but solely owing to the pe
culiar climatic conditions of the sea
son too much rain. This is essential
ly a dry weather tool and of no more
value in a wet season than a boat would
be on a dried up lake bed in Manitoba.
The war between the cattlemen and
the sheep herders has reached an acute
stage out in the range country. Cattle
and sheep cannot be herded on the
same territory, for where the sheep run
there the cattle will starve. The cat
tlemen are slaughtering the flocks of
sheep and threatening to exterminate
the herders. There was the same old
trouble in Abrahamic days.
The name of the owner of the farm
printed upon the rural mailbox In front
of his house is no little convenience to
the traveling public. Only the men
who have old, ramshackle places, with
hrgs in the doorynrd, down fences and
the mark of shiftlessness all over, ob
ject to It. The man with a neatly kept
farm home is creditably advertised by
his name on tLe box.
Nineteen hundred and two will prove
a very productive one In spite of numer
ous storms, floods and Isolated crop dis
asters. A friend tells us that he has more
potatoes this year on one square rod of
ground than he had on an acre last
years, another that he will get more
oats from 15 acres this year than he got
from 40 acres last year, while the yield
of hay Is more than six times as great
as that of 1901.
The Good Tears.
The farmers of the country have had
three prosperous years. Aside from the
actual profits derived from farm prod
ucts raised and sold, there has been a
very large Increase In the value of the
land itself, equivalent to over $1,000
per year for three years for every man
who owned a hundred and sixty acre
farm. This increase of wealth has been
variously used. Much of it has gone
to clear off the old parasite mortgage;
much has gone Into better houses and
farm buildings; some has gone to help
the boys and girls through college; a
a large sum for more land; some to give
the boys a start; some Into home securi
ties and bank stock, and altogether too
much into wildcat schemes mining,
oil and real estate fakes. The present
good times will continue another year
at least perhaps longer. The wise
man will Improve his opportunity.
We wish that every man on the farm
who reads this would just ask his wife
what he could do to make the home
work easier and the home itself more
attractive. If this were done, a whole
lot of funny things would come to the
front. One woman would ask for a
woodshed, another would want soft
water, another one a place for the men
to leave their dirty barnyard clothing,
another a cleaned up dooryard, another
a better chicken house, another a more
convenient water supply, and not one
In ten of these women would want any
thing other than that which was sen
sible and practical and which almost
any man might furnish. The Egyptians
required their bondsmen to make bricks
without straw, and there Is just lots
of the same sort of business going on
In many a farm home today.
A syndicate of well-to-do farmers
came to the conclusion that It would
be for their interest to Invest in a good
stock horse, so a company was formed
with $2,500 capital, twenty-five men
taking a share of $100 each. The horse
was purchased, a heavy, handsome,
well groomed specimen. He was sold at
the end of the year for $140, as he prov
ed to be utterly worthless. Twenty-five
men know more about the ways and
tricks of the wily horseman than they
did before, and by common consent the
subject Is never to be referred to by any
of them at thrashing bees and church
If All flpRh ta prnua oa ft fa vliv im
not the meat eater a vegetarian after
When a farmer from his eighty acre
farm produces and sells produce and
stock to the amount of $1,500, the
world is the richer by that amount,
for he has created original wealth;
when the miner digs out and sells $1,
500 worth of ore he has done the same
thing; when the factory takes the farm
ers corn or cotton or wheat or the
miner's ore and by manipulating it
gives It an added value the same wealth
creating process is repeated, but when
a man buys a horse or a farm or any
other commodity and sells it for more
than he paid, while he may have made
money, the world is none the richer,
for he has created no new wealth.
Won't Hurt Tham.
Where there are more women and
girls around the farm house than there
are men and boys It is all right lor the
women to take a hand In the lighter
forms of the farmwork. We have seen
as nice and pretty a girl as there could
be found In a whole county, a big sun
bonnet biding her beauty, seated on a
sulky plow, driving three big Perche
ron horses and doing as nice a job of
plowing as any man could do. This is
lots better than for her to have laced
herself up tight as a drum in a spring
corset and be working a blue yarn dog
barking at a red moon on canvas while
her mother was peeling potatoes In the
back kitchen for the family dinner.
AS OTHERS SEE US.
Philadelphia Ledger: A commission
of the British Iron Trade association,
which visited this country to study Its
gnat steel and Iron manufacturing in
dustries, has published a report which
is discussed in some of the English
technical papers. The report itself has
not yet reached the treasury bJreuu of
statistics, but some extracts from it
have been primed by the English pa
pers. The commission was composed
of J. S. Jeans, an authority on the sub
ject; Axel Sahlin, an expert in blast
furnace work; Ebenezer Partes, a spe
cialist In sheet and bar mill practice,
ana Enoch James, who gave Kpecial at
tett.'on to the steel industry. Mr.
James says that it Is a mistake to sup
pose that Americans work harder than
Englishmen. They have to be atten
tive In guilding operations and quick in
manipulating levers and similar easy
work, and they are much more desirous
than English workmen to get out large
quantities, but they do not work hard
er. They are better paid and more reg
ular In their attendance at the works,
loss of time through drinking habits or
otherwise not being tolerated.
Mr. Sahlin gives similar testimony.
and adds that Americans aspire to the
nigher grades of work and leave to for
eigners the rough manual labor. He
saw Polish and Hungarian laborers
working for $1 to $1.50 per day along
side of American rollers averaging $12
per day. The average wages of men
employed at Homestead was, according
to Mr. Carnegie, $3 per day, or, as Mr.
Sahlin puts it, 187 per annum, against
68per annum in Lancashire and 7S
per annum in South Wales. Mr. Jeans
gave special attention to the cost of
living, and concluded that the average
American workman, in most of the es
sentials of life, could live as cheaplv
as his British brother. If this be ap
proximately true, the American must
have much the better of It, with aver
age wages in these industries of $935
against $340 in Lancashire and $395 in
Commenting on these reports, the
London Statist approves Mr. Sahlln's
remark that "it is not the guns that
win the battle, but the men behind
them," and adds:
"What the American admires and
Honors is the ability to do; that cana
city in a man, through his own saga
city, nerve, enterprise and skill, to ere
ate and employ a fortune. Nobody Is
above his work. Everybody works,
and ior tne sane or work, and thus has
been produced in America with a een-
eration an industrial potentiality more
wonderful and more to be feared than
all the factories and machinery and
plants that these workers have ere
ated. It comes to this, then, that
American labor is not more efficient.
though it Is better paid, than ours: nnd
that American manufacturing develop
ment is due to the persistent, unresting
Industry which once characterized the
Briton, But for which trade unionism
and athletics have given an apparently
growing dlstate. All the reporters,
nowever, seem strucn with the strenu
ousness of American life. The com
parative absence of a leisured class is
noted as ono of the prominent charac
teristlcs of the principal cities and in
dustrial centers of the United States.
In the avenues of industry a man with
out a regular business, or who is not
concerned in the development of some
industry, is as a dsn out of water. No
where, we are assured, is the strucs'inir
youth more kindly encouraged, more
generously aided and more readily
trusted than In America; and it Ji
pleasant to read or an esprit dti corps
among the works' managers which ove
would hardly expect to find in a lard
of such feverish competition."
This Is not merely complimentary;
It is true. As a people we work hard
because we like to work; wo are am
bitious and enterprising, and It U the
human factor, not our machine tools,
tnut roreign competitiors have to drend,
now that the American people have be
g.iu to enter the markets of the world.
A writer In the Lancet says that chil
dren should be taught to use the nasal
douche when they are taught to use the
toothbrush. If the organ were dally
cleaned, ne says, with a slightly astrin
gent douche, such as a weak solution of
sea salt, colds and germ diseases would
be much less frequent.
Three Victoria crosses, 10 distin
guished service medals, 2 promotions to
commissioned rank and 4 mentions in
dispatches have fallen to the lot of re-
form school lads In South Africa, rays
Ctt COGflfl BfWC.fl XX
i1 ft&r i
OW do you feel today?" ask
ed tne editor ot Uncle Bill
as he sauntered In with a
smile on his face and seat
ed himself as usual where
he could make the editor
mm TnnoibetheT wllungly
l III IS l "Flrcf rota nnlv I'm
Kettin rntllOl otfU " .AnllJ
Lncle Bill, "hut havln' hom AtT
out brought me good luck, 'cause I halnt
u.u cny loom acne since an' I feel like
a four-time winner lout ciowlr,' in tha
game. My, but what a change It makes
iu uie view uv lire, havin' a few aches
an Pains. A Wonlr n rrn T An.,1,l'
' ' ubl. I.UU1UU L. OTTO
enythlng more in life that was desir
ous in now everytning is tinted like
a rainbow. I've had my measure took
fur a mouth full nv taotu rni k.
eaten' corn beef an' cabbage agin purty
uui, i mm ine dentist not ter put
13 teeth on a plate, 'cause I didn't want
uu uuu iuck wun em.
"You are not superstitious, I hope,"
said the editor.
"No, I halnt superstitious, an I don't
want enythlng in my mouth ter make
me so. When a feller is all free from
superstition he wants ter stear clear
UV hOOdOOR nn' alnVi lllra 1 k .
. w.v.. i.ni , cioc no limy
breed a lot uv it. Now if I had a set uv
teeth made an they happened ter have
13 teeth on it, yer can see where I'd
git off at in a month or two," said
uncle Bill. "If number 13 is lingerin"
bout eny place an enythlng happens
different than we would like, it gits
blamed fur it, an' if there is no num
ber 13 'round no matter what happens
we never think uv chargin' it ter bad
( "I never could see," said the editor,
why the number 13 should be charged
up as being an unlucky number, for
everything in the history of our coun
try goes to show it to be connected with
good luck every time: for example, this
nation started with 13 states and "
. h,ad, ter fight an eight-vear war
tor do it, interrupted Uncle Bill. "So
yer see there's a chance fur the super
stition ter git on. Cause fur every vic-
Hl Unlted states has ever had
with 13 connected with it some one has
had ter lose an' there's the chance fur
them ter hollar bad luck on account uv
"I see that you are inclined to be a
little superstitious." said the editor, as
he picked up a little book which was
IXJE ?P,n h)s dp8k and had for a title
The Unlucky Thirteen."
"I've heern tell an' read so much
bout It lately that I've been investigat
ln' it an' I'm free ter confess that when
a feller Is lookin' fur bad luck an' the
number 13 Is hangln' 'round it's a
mighty good thing ter lay it to. Now
take fur example there's Seth Wiggers
when he subscribed fur his telephone
he stipulated that the number must be
13 an' he got It The reason he wanted
It, he said, was because 'Old Glory' had
13 stripes an' our coin has 13 stars en
circling the head uv Liberty an' 13 ar
rows grasped in one foot uv the eag'c
an' a branch uv 13 leaves in the other,
a motto uv 13 letters in in its beak an"
a hull lot uv other stuff what he'd been
readln' out uv a book, till he flnaliv
got ter thinkin" that 13 was a good luck
omen," said Uncle Bill, as he warmed
up to the subject.
"He certainly had a good example to
follow for 'Old Glory' and our coin stand
pretty high in this world," remarked
the editor in a manner which carried
conviction with it.
"Oh, I hain't sayin' nothin' agin the
example, that's all right, but I'm talk
in' 'bout Seth now. He got his number
13 telephone, as I said before, an' the
day he put it in his best horse died; uv
course the horse would uv died eny
way; an' then when he got his new
barn all raised the wind blew it over,
while the gang what raised it was eat
in' supper. The next day while he was
drivin' ter town ter order some more
lumber, his colts run away with him
an' broke his buggy all ter smash, an'
so it kept on till finally it struck his
poultry an' I'll be gosh swishelled if he
could set a hen on 13 eggs but what
she'd leave her nest. An' finally the
lightnln' struck his telephone an" come
durn near burning" his house down, an
then the Wldder Baxter come over an'
offered sympathy an' Seth's wife got
jealous an' come near leavln' uv 'im.
Then Cy Prewet said 'Seth, mebby that
number 13 that yer've got on yer tele
phone Is what's raisin' hob with yer.'
So Seth pitched It out doors onto the
wood pile where at last It was a blessin'
"In what way was it a blessing?"
asked the editor, who had nied n miumn
of type while conversing about the
"Why," said Uncle Bill, "it keeps hol
lerln' hello an' everv trnmn In ihn
try what passes by stops in thinkin'
some one is caiun- uv im, Dut as soon
as they catch sight uv the number 13
(hey all mosey right along ontil finally
the tramps aie all boycottin' his place,
so he won't be bothered with them eny
in the future. A tramp hates number
13 worse'n tho devil hates a deacon an'
that's gittin' It down ter a purty durn
"Yes," said the editor, "but don't you
believe that all this would have hap
pened to Seth If no number 13 had been
on his telephone."
"Uv course. I do," said Uncle Bill,
"an" I 'spose President Roosevelt would
uv had his accident If It had been the
14th day uv his trip instead uv the 13th,
but it all hapened on the 13th jest the
same, an' I don't believe that bein' the
13th day uv his trip had enythlng ter
do with It, but it gives superstitious
people a chance ter breed superstition,
when It's hangln' round, an' gives peo
ple what ain't a chance ter became so.
I think, .take it all in all, that number
13 should be passed up ter Carnegie; he
started when he was 13 years old an'
now he's In hard luck; he's got so much
money that he can't give it away as
fast as It accumulates. An' Rockefeller
made a pile uv his money on the 13th
uv each month an' look at him. He
halnt got 13 hairs on his whole body.
So I'm willln' ter try seven come eleven
in mine rather than go ter gittin' super
stitious over number 13." And as he
started out the door he said: "There
flew a bat across the doorway; I'll bet
somebody's sick at home."
HUNTED WITH SENATOR VEST.
Doleful Experience of an English
man. New York Sun: Senator Vest has
told many stories, but one experience
of his has not reached the general read
er. It occurred many years ago, but
the senator telling it not long ago wan
In his younger days Senator Vest was
an ardent hunter and an authority on
the wild life of the prairies. He was
living on the advance line of civiliza
tion and his home was known far and
wide for its cordial and abundant hos
pitality. There Mr. Vest one day re
ceived a visit from a rich and famous
hunter from London who brought a let
ter of Introduction from a friend liv
ing In the English capital. And the
Englishman had brought with him his
own hunting dogs. Senator Vest had
dogs of his own and he could not re
press his surprise, but the Englishman
asked him to wait and see. The ani
mals from the other side of the sea
would do wonders when they got to
In order to get the best shooting
quail was the game sought It was nec
essary to drive far out on the prairie
beyond even the suggestion of civiliza
tion. The hunters and the attendants
got In the big wagon and the dogs fol
lowed. They drove for many miles and
finally the wagon was left In the care
of the men, and Mr. Vest and the Eng
lishman started out on the quest. They
did well. The dogs of the Englishman
were not worth much, but the Missouri
breed gave excellent sport.
"Just wait and give my dogs a
chance." declared the Englishman. "All
they need is a stronger scent."
"They got It," said the senator, tell
ing the story. "Yes, they got it. Some
distance away was a little hill and In
the side of the little hill were little
holes. Suddenly the Englishman's dog
got the stronger scent and started for
the little hill with the little holes.
" 'Call them back.' I shouted to the
" 'Oh, no," he replied. 'Now they've
got It. Now they've got it."
" 'They will get It if they don't keep
away from there,' I answered. But
with ail I could do I could not call him
back. He would not listen and he got
so excited that he started on a run af
ter his dogs.
"Well, it was my time to be moving,
too, for I knew what was coming; so I
called my dogs and made for the wagon
as fast as the good Lord would let me.
Just as I crawled in I turned and saw
the show, and I never pitied anybody in
my life as much as I did that English
man with the dogs that wanted a
stronger scent. Out of the holes came
litle animals and you never saw such
a mix-up in your life. The dogs ran for
the Englishman and jumped around
him for protection. Then the English
man tried to get away from the dogs
for protection, too. and the whole com
bination started for the wagon.
PROPERTIES OF RADIUM.
One of the Most Interesting- Discov
eries of the Age.
Cosmopolitan. If not the most i
mportant certainly one of the most In
teresting discoveries of the age pertains
to that new metal or substances which
contains in itself such an infinite en
ergy that since the very beginning of
creation it has been emitting streams
of material particles projected with the
velocity of from 60,000 to 90,000 miles
per second. The total mass of this ma
terial thus far collected weighs only
about one-thirtieth of an ounce. So
rare is the substance that to produce
one ounce, it is estimated, would re
quire an expenditure of more than
$300,000. The name given this posses
sor of these startling qualities is radi
Though the experiments thus far
made have been very limited, a long
line of suggestions has been indicated.
A trifling particle of radium brought
nto the vicinity of an electroscope de
sults n the discharge of its electrlflca
lnto the vicinity of an electroscope re
diant activity is such that the air be
comes a conductor of electricity suffl-
sults In the discharge of its electriflca
of the gold leaves. The ray sent out is
apparently a conductor of electricity
almost as if it were a copper wire.
Glass brought into contact with this
metal becomes permanently of a brown
or violet-tinted hue.
Oxygen is converted by radium Into
These are but a few of the many curi
ous changes which take place In the
presence of what has become known as
the Becquerel ray. In honor of the pro
found studies of Bacquerel, through
whom the marvelous properties of ra
dium came to be known to the world of
These rays are so powerful that not
only do they furnish light, but pene
trate the most opaque bodies. Still
more powerful, they not only penetrate,
1 ut seem to Impart for a length of time
their powers of radiation to the sub
stances with which they come in con
tact. Still more contradictory in at
tributes, these rediatlons seem to pos
sess the doumble character of the diver
tible cathrode ray and the Indivertible
X-ray of Roentgen.
Some have estimated that but a small
weight of radium would furnish a light
for economic purposes so brilliant that
the human eye and body would have to
be protected from its Influence. Once
in place, however, It would be installed
for all time.
The Strcnous Life.
One of the president's old cowboy
friends pushed his way to the rear plat,
form and told him that he had followed
his advice of some years ago and had
been married. As an afterthought he
added that he also had six children.
He knows what a strenuous life Is.-
Many a man who Is a walking ency
clopaedia Is anything but a perambulat
MEDIAN AGE IS INCREASING.
Census Bureaa Report Makes Popu
lation Comparisons by Decades.
The census bureau has Issued a state
ment showing the increasing age of
the population from decade to decade.
The statement gives the results of com
puting the median Instead of the aver
age age. The median is such an age
that half the population Is under it and
half is over it
The median age of the total popula
tion In 1900 was 22.8, as compared with
21.9 In 1890. The median age of the
white population In the last census
year was 23.4 and the colored, includ
ing negroes, Indians and Mongolians,
was 19.7, while In 1890 the white pop
ulation was 22.4 and the colored 18.3.
The report shows there was an in
crease In the median age of the white
population during each decade from
1810 to 1900 amounting in the 90 years
to 7.4 years, or an average amount of
about five-sixths of a year in a decade.
The median age of the colored pop
ulation increased after 1830, but with
less regularity. The median age of the
colored population increased three
years In the 70-year period from 1830
to 1900. or only about half as fast as
that of the whites. But during the laBt
20 years of the century the Increase for
the two groups has been substantially
the same, 1.9 years for the colored and
two years for the white.
The statement concludes as follows:
"Many complex Influences have co-operated
In producing as a resultant this
steady change in the age composition
of the population. Three may be men
tioned, the rapid progress of medical
nd sanitary science, which has tended
to Increase the average length of life:
the decrease in the relative number of
children born, which has made the earl
ier periods less prenonderant numeri
cally in the total population, and the
Influx, especially since 1840, of great
numbers of adult immigrants, increas
ing the number in the older age periods.
The difference between the white
and colored populations Is doubtless due
to the fact that the influences have
wrought more powerfully upon the
white race than upon the colored."
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WHERE THE BOUNDARY LINE IS
Does Not Cross a Foot of Cultivated
H. B. Carpenter, a civil engineer, who
has just completed the survey of the
southern line of Utah, says the bound
ary between that state and Arizona
does not cross a foot of cultivated land.
It traverses a desert, which is cut up
by great canyons that are almost Im
passable. The length of the line is 277
miles. Landmarks along the line will
make it possible for the boundary to
he located without any difficulty in the
future. Just east of the Colorado river a
sandstone butte rises 1,000 feet above
the plain, and the very peak of this
butte is exactly on the boundary. Mr.
Carpenter named the peak State Line
Butte. Not far from this butte is an
other, which stands 1.300 feet above the
plain, and was named Tower Peak.
These two gigantic stones will always
be a guide to persons who have enough
curiosity to penetrate the desert in
search of the state line.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
Tha Kind You Have Always Bought
Menace of the Coal Strike.
It is not only the individual that suf
fers from the coal strike. The public
schools in many cities are likely to be
seriously affected by the enhanced cost
of coal, and if the strike continues nn
pleasant retrenchments may be neces
sary In more than one town. In Wash
ington, D. C. real uneasiness on the
part of the school commisisoners is re
ported: and the borough of Brooklyn
is troubled at the prospect of closing
several schools. Springfield Republi
can. Mothers will find Mrs. Winslow'n Boom
ing Syrup the beFt remedy to use for their
children during tha teething period.
Exploring a Chicago Slipper.
A Chicago woman had two painters
arrested for stealing $2,000 from her,
and then found the money in an old
slipper. Knowing the size of the Chi
cago foot, one can imagine what an
exploring Job there was before that
money was located. Talk about explor
ing the Mammoth cave! Los Angeles
In the spring the liar's fancy lightly
turns to thoughts of fish.
The novel the villlan of which doesn't ',
biss should be a howling sucess.
The subtile mind is only submissive
when submission subserves Its interest. '
"Vain Imaginings" bring spme people '
uujio juiBci y iiiau uut-B jiara reality.
"Absence makes the heart grow fond- '
;r" when it comes to the bill colector
without a 'scar.
It la an antlceptlo healing powder, kfcepa
ut proud flesh. Keeps files from wound.
Eend for free sample.
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