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THE BEAVER HERALD
Maud O. Thomas, Pub.
Man's Span of Life Lengthening.
According to Sir Laudor Brunton,
writing In tho Lancet, tlio average
length of llfo ha3 rapidly becomo
crcater. "Thoro has been n contln
uous Increase In tho expectation of
llfo from a Httlo under 40 years In
1S54 to a trlflo less than 48 years In
1900." A gain of eight years In half
a century appears tremendous, but
tho figures could be, of courso, moro
significant still If wo applied tho com
parison to two periods separated by
soveral centuries. Hero Is a ratlior
Intangible, but certainly Important
clement, that should enter Into all our
attempts at formulating historical
perspectives. However unconscious
tho average mediaeval man may havo
been of what 'lis worth as an insur
anco risk was at any particular tlmo,
his acts and thoughts must havo been
profoundly Influenced by tho fact that
io had on nn averago 1G years Icbs to
llvo than his successor of tho nine
teenth centry, says Now York Post.
Tho vlolenco of primitive civilization
may bo duo to tho 'nstlnctlvo desiro
for getting as mucL satisfaction as
possible out of n brlei' cxlstcnco. Pos
sibly, wo do not Hto longer In tho
twentieth century becauso wo fight
less; but wo quarrel less becauso wo
llvo longer. Lolsuro is necessary for
nltrulsm. Just so people step on each
other's toes and scowl during the
half-hour's expiation in tho subway,
but aro pollto and form lasting friend
ships on tho committer's train to and
from Now Brunswick.
t g English Duke's Patriotism.
Tho British nobleman responds to
tho domands of Imperial patriotism
whon they aro called to his nttontion.
Tho duko of Westminster Is tho latest
of thorn to uso his Immcnso wealth
In assisting to make tho distant pos
sessions of tho ompiro British in fact
as well ns in name. Two or thrco
years ago his Interest In South Africa
was aroused by porsons who thought
that moro Englishmen ought to bo at
tracted to that part of tho world. Tho
duko bought 19,000 acres of land In
tho Ornngo River Colony, built 18
farmhouses nnd tho necessary farm
buildings upon It, erectod school
houses and othof public buildings,
and sent out all tho mnchinory and
tools needed to till tho land and to
jireparo tho crops for consumption.
Eighteen; families havo been put in
tlio houses, nnd nro now cultivating
tho Boll and attempting to establish
a center of British influenco nnd the
nuclous of a largo British sottloment.
If tho cntorprlso proves successful tho
duko doos not expect to not moro
Uian two per cent. Intorest on his In
vestment, But when tho Orango Riv
er Colony is thickly settled tho now
district of Westminster it Is named
after tho duko will yield largo ro
turns to futu.ro dukes.
" Dr. Morrison, tho well-known cor
respondent of tho London Times at
Pokln, went to sco tho recent manoiv
vers of tho modernized Chlneso army
In tho neighborhood of Chnngtcfu.
Ho describes them as a repetition of
tho porformanco of last year -a sot
piece carefully prdpnrcd long boforo
hand by a numbor of Japanese
advisers. Tho general opinion formed
by tho military attaches was not, ho
snys, unfavorable, though many years'
wprk.wlthout official Jobbery will bo
needed boforo tho troops can com
paro w'lth thoso of moro advanced na
tions, Tho inefficiency of tho officers
is still conspicuous, and tho field
training of tho mon Inadequate, but
tho material is good. Dr. Morrison
hints pretty plainly that, without tho
Japanese to direct affairs, tho con
tending armies would havo been llttlo
better than a rubblo.
Tho development of Alaska Is con
tinuing at n phonomonal rnto. ulrcct
proof of this 1b furnlshod by tho re
port showing tlio operations of tho
government telegraph system In tho
territory. Receipts during tho last
few months have ranged from 60 to
100 por cent, moro than Inst year, nnd
tho facilities aro so Inndequato that
additions nro Imperatively needed.
Tho systom Includes moro than 3,000
miles of cablo and land linos, supple
mented by wlroloss npparatus which
bridges a gap Of moro than n hundred
miles. Tho linos nro being extended
In various directions, and beforo a
great whllo will form n network
which will bring all the habltablo
portions of tho "Seward purchaso"
Into touch with the rest of tho world.
Japan is planning to send a squad
ron of war sli In across the Paalflc
early next year' to visit the woetorn
ports of tho United States, on tliolr
way round tho world. This will bo
tho first Japanese squadron to mako
so long a voyage and the first to carry
tho Japaneso flag on a warship into
A St. Louis man who hns marrlcif
on u "daro" nnd now wants a divorce
has decided that ho was "game" after
jdL for sorno ono elso.
V6man& vSph RE.
New Wraps for the Winter.
GARMENTS ARE MADE UP IN ALL
Dainty and Rich Effects Can be Ob
tained Without Lavish Expenditure
of Money Should Match or
Tone with Gown In Color.
Picturesque, elegant, becoming, ap
propriate and now in every detail, tho
now winter wrap Is a thing of beauty,
It of marked extravagance. And this
latter, after all, dope is much upon
your own cleverness, for that untall
ored, draped effect, which tho experi
enced homo dressmaker knows Is tho
easiest to obtain in cloak maktng, Is
perhaps tho season's chief character
istic. Materials, too, may depend upon tho
slzo of your pocketbook: there are
many silky broaodcloths with a sub
stantial Interlining to furnish tho re
quired degreo of warmth, for It must
bo confessed that of this tho present
Btylo of outer covering furnishes but a
Liberty satins and panne velvets nro
tho materials most In vogue, lending
their wonderful draping qualities to
thoso interesting models In which,
everybody Is saying, tho greatest cou
turiers of Paris havo mado their most
marked successes. Not satisfied with
tho wealth of beauty in tho material,
tho rich fashion of fur trimming is re
Some Ideas for
"What won't Molly think of next?"'
was tho exclamation, when a llttlo
gray cnvelopo fluttered onto my desk.
"Come to my party on Wednesday
night, and wear your pot hobby, nlso
Btato In your ncccptnnco what Is your
favorlto dish." Molly's hobby might
havo been recognized in the gray sta
tionery with tho red lettering which
sho used year In and year out. Well,
this is what I found thnt night in tho
grcnt living room whoro wo all loved
to assemble. Just tho funniest con
glomeration, tho "eccentricities of
gonlus personified" was how a clover
girl expressed It.
Thero was tho postago Btamp fiend
wearing a motley collection pasted
on various parts of his clothing, even
his fnco, hnnds and hair boro n stick
er from some place. Tho girl who
was making silk quilts out of her
party gowiiB and thoso of her friends
wns arrayed in n costumo by sido
of which Joseph's historical coat of
many colors would havo looked n
sad and somber garment. Buns, but
tejflos, toads and lizards played ln
most Hfollko ntTTFud'es ovTBi tfio cloth
ing of tho nnturallst of tho crowd,
and tho girl who wont in for physical
culturo woro a necklace of minlnturo
Indian clubs and dumb bells. Of
courso tho camera crank wont around
trying to "tako" everybody, and tho
Autograph collector was on hand with
book and pencil. Ono girl woro n
doll's cup and saucer on n long chain,
and thero wero numerous spoons
worn as hair ornnmonts, showing tho
fnd of tho wearers.
Ono of the drollest figures was tho
man dovoted to making hand-mado
furniture; ho had a set of doll's
chairs, tablo and bed, which ho hod
In a baskot and Insisted upon show
ing every ono how porfectly they
woro constructed. Altogether, It was
a most amusing pirty.
Wb"r. refreshments woro served it
Blouses of All Materials Popular In
In splto of tho perslstonco of tho
luxuriant llngorlo waists, tho heaviest
and most pronounced of blouses aro
finding high favor. Tho now color of
pinky red, called "rose scarlet," fash
Ions tho blouso that Is bolng worn by
tho Pnrlslonno. Carrlod out In fine
finished cloth It Is mado with undor
Blcovos nnd gulmpo of Ivory net or
linen laco, and In Its most luxuriant
form sports a finish of mink tall trim
ming at elbows and neck openings.
Chiffon velours, velvoteon In gay
shades, and chocked velvets, nnd es
pecially velvets of all varlotlos of
black lines and chocks on soft croamy
grounds nro tho most popular mate
rials. Mado with tho samo color of
cream lace tho black and whlto vol
vet, If the color Is intcr-nilxcd, makes
among the most stunning of blouses.
Ono such waist, ono of brilliant
roso scarlet cloth, and a third which
carrlos tho newest Idea of all com
plete a group of foreign made blouses
ordorod for a wedding outfit. This Is
In soft heliotrope satin ilnlshod crepe
exactly matching a tailored long coat
suit of cloth. The b'.cuso Is smocked,
with slightly low cut throat around a
whlto batiste chemisette, and has a
deep wrinkled girdle ondlng in a side
sash of the same with deeply knottod
fringe at tho end 3.
This side sash or glrdlo knotted nt
ono side Is the uewost cry of fashion.
As n glrdlo finish It glvoa n chnnoo for
knotting and tying laid away Roman
scarfs and soft ribbons, banishing in
part tho mado bow ribbons. Soft
black Loulslno to match the black In
vived, supplemented In many caseB by
bands of heavy laco threaded with gold
or silver or tinted to match tho very
foundation that they cover. And In
every case thero is ono or moro of
thoso quaint silk tassels, without
which you can't bo really French
this winter. Hood effects lend them
selves happily to tho latter touch.
To crown all, tho wrap matches, or
at least tones with, your gown In color.
A modo for the chosen few, It would
seem; yet every ono can at least
sometimes bo Just right by deciding
flr3t on her very best evening gown
and then getting tho wrap to suit it.
Very few white wrnp3 aro worn,
though a recent model of creamy vel
vet with a big brown fur collar and
cuffs wns an extremely distinguished
As for shape, tho Emplro seems to
havo got confounded with tho Japan
ese, giving us something that re
sembles a fantastic raglan and yet is
rndlcally unlike all thrco. But you
may depend upon it that tho body part
13 always Emplro In Its effect, tho
shoulder raglan In shape, with tho
sleovo flaring from it like a kimono
sleovo, often falling in a short, looso
bell-shapo soveral Inches abovo tho
elbow, over an undersleevo of laco
lined with satin. This is very compli
cated, howover, so tho simplor method
of gathering tho top Blcovo into a
fur or laco cuff, which ends with a llt
tlo butterfly bow of velvet Just on tho
elbow, Is most In favor.
was seen how tho hostess had en
deavored to cater to tho likes of her
For the Ladles' Cards.
"Happy havo wo mot, happy havo wo
Happy may wo part, and happy meet
"What fates lmposo
Tho men must needs abide."
"I havo no parting sigh to glvo.
So tako my parting smllo."
''Press nobly on."
"I will abide on thy left (right) side,
And hold tho brldgo with thee."
"Another movo in tho right direc
tion." CARDS FOR MEN.
A clock serves to point out tho
hours, and a woman makes us for
"Thus pleasures fado away."
"So faro theo well and may tho
indulgent gods grant every wish."
"An hour like this is worth a thou
sand passed in pomp and case."
"Pleasures that come unlooked for
aro thrico welcome."
Oysters on tho half shell.
Olives, Almonds, Celery, Jelly,
Chicken Gumbo soup. Bread sticks.
Blueflsh, Sliced Cucumbers.
Broiled Sweetbreads, Peas.
Fillet of Beef, Mushroom sauco.
Brussels sprouts, Potatoes, Lemon
Chocolato Ico Cream.
Cake, Coffee, Cheese, Nuts.
a Roman scarf Is tho material filling
out a cream laco blouse mado by a
Now York artist. Tho black silk Is
put on bertha fashion and Is cut low,
meeting tho sash and leaving a deep
upper part of laco. Tho sash ends aro
knotted at ono sido of tho front, and
tho whole Is to bo worn as a dinner
waist with whlto laco or whlto cloth
Four hnndkorcntefs aro all that aro
required for this dainty garment
Bluo makos the prettiest Here Is a'
crude drawing that will show you Just
how to put togethor. Thero Is one
seam In the back and ono on each
shoulder. No cutting. You simply
leave a halt flngor at oach seam,
which is turned down, and forms tho
nook. Then you start from tho lower
points in front and stitch up about
half way. This forms tho sleeves.
Theso mako inexpensive as well as
pretty and useful gifts.
THE DRY HOG HOUSE
IS THE CHEAPEST
Provide Suitable Shelter If You Would Raise Fine Hogs.
Swlno can be raised In rail pens,
but the best breeders havo convenient
nnd dry hog houses. They nro lo
cated so as to be well drained, well
Model Hog House at the
lighted, close to pasture with good
shade, pure running water and clean
mud wallows. For brood sows tho
individual houses nro much favored,
but the largo houses with long pens
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Plan- of Hog House nnd Lots.
are" also used. The illustration shows
a model of this type.
For sanitation the building should
bo so constructed as to bo dry, free
from dust and drafts and tho win-
Handy Home-Made Farm Truck
A truck mado with a simple frame
work and wheels from an old mower Is
very convenient for conveying tools
between the shed and the ' fields.
Ploughs, spike and spring tooth har
rows, one-horse cultivators, etc., can
be easily and quickly transferred, and
will get the farmer Into tho habit of
keeping his tools under cover when
not in actual use. The truck also
comes In handy In picking stones.
On many farms there can bo found
old mowing machine wheels. These,
says Montreal Herald, with a few
pieces of seasoned timbers four Inches
by four Inchea will make a servicea
The steel shafts from tho mower are
used to mako tho stub axles, which
are flattened on tho inner ends and
bolted to the ends of tho four by four
Inch oak axles. Iron collars are put
on, holes drilled nnd cap washers
mado to hold tho wheels In place.
Tho front axle, C, Is two feet nine
Inches long; axle B, four feet three
Inches long. Tho reach, A, is four by
four Inches by lOVfs feet long. It
rests on top of tho front nxle, and a
hammer-strap -runs underneath all
three, holding them securely In place.
About one-half Inch Is cut out of
both rear axlo and reach, at their In
tersection, making a tight square
Joint. A one-hnlf Inch bolt Is put
through tho center. Tho reach pro
jects three feet back of tho rear axlo.
Tho cross pieces, D, two by four
Inches by four feet six Inches long,
are next bolted on at right angles
to tho reach. Two pieces, E E, are
next laid on top of tho thrco cross
pieces D D D, nnd bolted nbout four
Inches from tho ends. This leaves
room for mortices, F'F F F, to bo
mado for stakos.
Now lovel up tho frame and measure
for tho braces, S S. Those are made
of flat iron bars one-half Inch by one
and one-fourth Inches. This stiffens
tho whole frame and makes tho plat
form solid. It also provents the front
ond of the platform from twisting. A
truss rod may be put under tho roaah.
About threo-flfths of the load rests
on the rear wheels. Tho outside
ploces E K, two by four inches, aro
bolted on edgewise. Sideboards should
rost on top of those pieces and against
tho stakos F F F F. The stakos may
bo raised full longth when hauling
rails, and lowqrod when not in uso.
At tho right is shown n cornor sec
tion of tho platform; YV shows tho
fi .. n oCp
dows to be so placed that tho direct
rays of tho cun may fall upon the
floor.8 of tho pens In tho winter time.
Good ventilation must bo provided.
Illinois Experiment Station.
This building is designed to bo used
every day in tho year and arranged so
as to savo labor In feeding.
For these large houses gates and
partitions aro mado of wire netting
becauso It does not obstruct tho light
or harbor disease germs. This largo
hog house Is operated so that two
litters aro farrowed each year and
grown for market.
Chopped Vegetables for Hens. In
preparing tho vegetables for the poul
try, uso a chopping knife and a cheap
wooden pall a candy or tobacco pail
the less flaro to it tho better. Fill
tho pail about half full of fresh potato
parings, vegetable trimmings, apples
or small potatoes, and chop fine. You
can do It In about one-fourth the tlmo
It would tako with a wooden chopping
bowl, and you will find the hens will
heartily eat of tho vegetables if
chopped fine, and which otherwise
they would not touch.
two clamps, mado of one-half inch
bolts, with the heads cut off and
curved around to clasp the iron
stakes. The lower clamp holds the
stake in position. Tho upper is to
hold the sideboard when needed. X
represents the flooring, ono Inch
The platform of this truck is seven
and one-half feet long by four feet two
inches wide. As made, ono can turn
very short in front of tho platform.
Tho seat, N, and spring, O, may be ob
tained from an old reaper.
By Prof. II. H. Dean. Ontario Agricul
Both cheeso and buttermnklng ro
qulro that the farmer or milk pro
ducer shall have good cows. By a
good cow wo understand ono which
produces not less than 0,000 pounds
of milk In ono year, if making cheeso
bo tho branch followed, and ono that
produces not less than 250 pounds of
butter, If buttermaking be tho chief
line. To state it In another way, a
cow should earn over and above tho
cost of her feed not loss than $25 pqr
year. Sho may go as much beyond
theso figures as sho likes, but theso
aro tho minimum or lowest amounts
In both, cheap and suitable feed aro
necessary. It Is feed that makes tho
milk. Generally speaking wo should
recommend grass, clover, corn silage,
mangels, bran, crushed oats, pea meal
and a small amount of the concen
trated feeds, such as Unseed cako,
cottonseed moal, gluten feed, etc., as
being suitable feeds for milk produc
t!on. An experiment comparing, four,
eight and twelve pounds of meal dally
por cow, conducted during January,
February and March, 1905, .In tho
stable at the dairy ol tho college, gave
the following yields and costs for
milk and "butter:
Av. dally Cost ot Cost ot
Lbs. yield per- a v. per 190 llw. I lb
cpw of cent fat milk, butter.
4 8.1 3.SS 45.4 11.0c
5 36.7 3.40 il.i 12.0c
12 JC.3 3.48 CS.l 17.0c
Tho smaller amounts of moa. gave
the most economical returns, but In
order to maintnin the milk flow, wa
should recommend tho medium (eight
pounds) meal ration.
WILLIAM T. QUINNT,
Deputy District Clerk
l will take flllngi, final proof and
ontent not'oe for Banter county
with Dank of Beaver City. Willi
ractlce In all tho courts CountyM
Territorial and Fadsral.
F. P. Madison
L. S. MUNSELL, M. D.
PHyelolan and Surgeon alao
OPTICIAN AND OCULIST
ff In need of tpeotaolet have your ytc
tested tolsntiflMlly and patronise
R. H. LOOFBOURROW
Praotlosi In all courts and before O. fcV
DEAN & LAUNE,
.rraatioa in all Territorial Courts ana
bafore the U. S. Land Ofllce.
. B. HOOVE", CHAB. BWINDAIiL,
0nadlan, Tei. Woodward, Oklw
HOOVER b. SWINDALL,
Sneral practice in the District and
federal Courts of Texas and Oklahoma
and before the land ofllce and Dopart
atant of the Interior.
. R JUexnndar. Jot. X. Unj.t,
ALEXANDER 6 HAYES
ftactles In all courts and Unlte
Hates Land Office in Woodward, Ok.
BRIGGS & WYBRANT
lat door eaat of Land Office.
WOODWARD, - OKLAHOMA..
FRED C. TRACY.
AVER, - OKLAHOMA.
C. W. HEROD,
Attorney and Coun
selor at Law.
Land Praotiea a Specialty.
CLYDE H. WYAND,
Land Office Bnainets a Specialty.
H. D. MEESE,
I attend to ali kinds otr
GEO. H. HEALY,
Land Scrip for Sale.
9el In Land and Mortgage Oaaea,.
ALEXANDER & HDALY,
I (County Attorney.)
Li'ber&l, Kansas, or Beaver, Oklahoma,.