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DAKOTA ClTY, t. John M. Rmi Fubllohe What a nne all-star stock company Reno could organize. The announcement come that New- port society Is to fly. We knew that! In spite of tho objections to the long nat pins some women refuse to see the point. Mark Twain la said to have died a millionaire. He was rich In more ways than one. Many men would like to go back to the farm Just long enough to get throe square meals. The man who doesn't mind his own business Is likely to wind up with no business of his own to mind. To cure indigestion, marital Infcllcl ty, divorce and other things, teach our daughters bow to cook, wash and mind the baby. A Boston court has decided that a prima donna's name cannot be given to a soup without ber permission and, presumably, her price. Says a dressmaking authority: "Men fall In love with the best gowned woman." Here la a question for a pleiuinnt fireside debate. Over in London, where they are fair ly good judges of explorers, they have decided that Peary discovered the pole and that Dr. What's-hls-name Is a faker. It Is rumored that an automobile trust la in process of organisation. Can this be a fiendish conspiracy to sky the price of the poor man's auto mobile? The story of the deluge has Just been deciphered ou clay tablets dug up after thirty-eight hundred years. Perhaps some day will be discovered the orig inal diary by Adam. There is much that millions can't buy. Tor instance, the wife of a mil lionaire for nine successive nights has suffered from insomnia Sleep cannot be purchased, and yet It Is the boon of the humblest working woman. Sailing of the Mauretania was de layed half an hour by the non-arrival of tome cans of cream. We are sur prised to learn that the Mauretania does not have among its attractions a cow pasture and creamery of Its own. A wife murderer in Georgia, par doned by the President, refused to avail himself of the clemency and will remain In charge of the penitentiary pharmacy as a trusty. This would appear to be a case where the seal of friends rather overran itself. "Every time you get cold feet," says Chicago health department bulletin, I mar u aown ana see now onen you get a cold. Do the same thing every I time you get your feet wet. You will And that your Ideas about cold feet or we ieet nave Deen more wrong man I ngnt. now does me cnicago health J department Know wnat our idea haveT to prolong this visit several days long been about cold feet? er. That's mv sneech." finished th m ine appendix, minmng me human race naa not enougn trouble or its own Just now, haa started to make more Dy inventing ior useu & new ana exclusive aiseaae. inis aiseaim me doctors have agreed to call "appendlc- ular gastralgla," and there is small doubt that those who wish to keep strictly up to date wUl contract it without delay. Indeed, appendicitis may go quite out or. rasnion. What It costs a young man to go through college is always interesting to the fathers who have to pay the bills and to the boys who have to earn their own education if they have any, The record made by the senior class of Princeton University is typical. The smallest amount spent by any stu dent in the class during the four years of hie residence at the university Is eight hundred dollars. The largest I amount Is ten thousand dollars. The I average is a little more than thirty-1 tx hundred dollars, or about nine hun- dred dollars a year. Taking the whole country, It Is probable that more Coys go through college at a total coat of fifteen hundred or two thousand than thirty-five hundred dollars. The prevalence of perjury in court has been discussed by many lawyers and Judges, and various safeguards of a legal character have been advocat ed. Now a contributor to the Green Bog raises the more general question whether lying is increasing in our society and In the civilized, industrial, strenuous world at large. It is true, as the New York Evening Post ob serves, that the Increasing complexi ties of life make lying "safer" and the discovery of the truth more and more difficult. The simpler the conditions and habits of people the easier it Is to find the liar out and discredit him. But it must be admitted that a com plex civilization, while it increases the opportunities of sophists, casuists shufflers and plain liars, also multi plies the agencies for propagating truth and opposing lying. Education makes men and women more intelli gent and therefore less gullible. In dustry and commerce, the wonderful credit system, the importance of con- tract, the need of efficiency and re- sponsiblllty in business, the rising standards of professional life, the fierce light of the modern press, the rapidity of communication these and cither things make for truthfulness in human relations. We do not believe that lying Is on the Increase or that character Is deteriorating. Humanity la ascending, not descending, morally and intellectually, and moral advance is of course measured by the degree of spontaneous virtue and sincerity possessed by the average man. livery reader or tuo newspapers must have seen dispatches from Wastv ington reporting that Mr. So-and-So "has introduced a bill" in Congress 4roiaiuj souis siusziug cuiogi in uue law. For example. It. would not be surprising to learn that some mem ber ha proposed a law that every railroad company doing Interstate business shall provide a shower bath In every car. No one should be In the least disturbed by the Intelligence that a biM has been Introduced in Congress, no matter how reasonable or how ab surd Its provisions may be. In the House of Representatives the members merely drop their bills In a box; the bills are referred to some comml'-tee, and that Is usually the end of them. The present Congress baa already nearly thirty-three thousand bills on the calendars of the two houses. Ieav ing out of the account some hundred of pension bills, almost aone of the rent can be passed unless there Is unanimous consent to consider them. Of course, there are many members who are always ready to object to the consideration of any "fool" bill. In asmuch as a Senator or member can introduce any number of bills on any and every subject, and since some Con gressmen are willing to present "by request" bills sent to them by any "cranky" constituent, the fact that a bill has been Introduced does not sug gest that it will be parsed, any more than the gathering of a summer cloud Implies that the earth la .to be de stroyed by another deluge. This Is the mont comfortable chair, Unole Joe. Won't you take itr Uncle Joe looked at bis nephew with a sus picion of a glare. He was a cheerful, bluff old gentlemanfl who was making visit in his nephew's family, and had ust come In from a brisk walk In the country. Now he strode to the fire place and stood In front of it, warming his coat tails. Ills niece was busy with some fancy work near the window, and his nephew had Just laid aside the af ternoon paper. "Do sit down in the moat comfort able chair," urged the young woman 1th the fancy work. "I prefer to stand up," said Uncle Joo. "Any objection?" "Why, no," said his nephew. "Of course if you wish to stand up " "Your intentions," said Uncle Joe, "are good, but with your permission I'm going to make a speech. There Is such a thing as having too good In tentions." "What do you mean, uncle?" asked the voice from the window. "I'm sure we want you to be perfectly comfort able." "So I am," said the old gentleman, "but you forget that I am old enough, and not yet too old, I hope, to Judge for myself. "When I want to sit down I know enough to sit down, and as a matter of fact, I consider some of the other chairs quite as comfortable as the one you are alwayB compelling me to sit down In. When I am at dinner I know when I have had enough to eat, and I don't like to be told that I have a poor appe tite If 1 don't eat twice as much as anybody else "When I bo out to walk I am atill capable of deciding whether or not to wear rubbers. And when I stay in the house, ifa my own fault If I sit In a draft. r jike this place, and I should like gentleman. . - - - There was a momenta alienee. "And a mlahtv aood sDeeeh. too." Bald the younser man suddenly, "i hadn't thought of it that way before, hu rhruina: neonle to make them mm fortable la a rather oppressive kind of hospitality. Sit down In any old chair you like, Undo Joseph, and I guess hereafter Maud and I will be able to restrain our impulse to pick it for you I shouldn't have mentioned it." said uncle Joe. with a twinkle, "if I hadn't been sure that such sensible young peo- pie would agree with me." Youth's Companion. a td of Mrimr. For a little while about tho middle of the nineteenth century "that awful boy Jones was the torment of Queen Victoria's life, and his short career in publlo contains a mystery which would try the mettle of Sherlock Holmes. He was a barber's apprentice who In I some unexplained way discovered a I passage Into Buckingham palace, with which he alone was acquainted. When he was first found trespassing he was gently admonished and Bent home. Soon after he was encountered again in the palace. He would not tell how he obtained access. Again he was sent home, and again he reappeared Once he calmly admitted that he had been lodging in the palace for a fortnight. He had laid snug during the day, sleeping in the royal apart ments, snd at night had wandered from room to room, helping himself to the food left over from royal repasts He had seen the queen repeatedly and indeed had never been far from hr The matter was consldred so serl oua that the boy was summoned be fore a special meeting of the privy council. He refused to give any ac count of his secret. Soon after he dis appeared, and it is supposed that he was removed under state protection. London Globe. lllalorlo Llniofra, Once a flourishing Roman city and supposed to be one of seven cities where Christianity was planted about tne middle of the third century, Li- nioges is the capital of the department of Haute-Vienne and Is 250 miles south of Paris. Its porcelain nianu factures are Justly celebrated. In 1768 kaolin was found near by, and nat urally Limoges immediately began making the hard paste porcelain. This Is more durable, though ware made of soft paste absorbs less color In the decorating and has a pleasing softness of effect When a man U applauded for doing or saying a Biuart thing, he tries so hard tu score again that he becomes a nuisance. When a man flrsMolns a lodna ha I Is very enthusiastic, but when the flrit anseisment becomes due he herln to lane leas laterest. UNCLE JOE'S SPEECH. HYMN OF These things shall b: A loftier race Than e'er the world has known shall rise. With flame of freedom In their souls And light of knowledge In their eyes. They shall be gentle, brave and strong. Not to spoil human blood, but d ire All that may plant man s lordship firm On earth and fire and sea and air. Nation with nation, land with land, Unarmed shall live as comrades free; In every heart and brain shall throb The pulse of one fraternity. New art shnll bloom, of loftier mold, And mightier music thrill the skies; And every life shall be a song When all the earth Is paradise. There shall be no more sin nor shame. And wrath and wrong shall fettered He: For man shall be at one with God In bonds of firm necessity. J. A. Rymonds. IT WAS HER FAULT o? On general principles Reynolds dis approves of young women. It has been his experience in the brief Intervals he has wasted from business dallying with society Reynolds calls it dally ing when he makes a formal call and discusses the political situation with the girl's father that all young wom en are dangerously designing creatures with an eye to matrimony and a lasso ready for him. His wariness dates from the time he was 21 and went walking in the moon light with a young woman of 29. Ho had been sumclently weak-minded to kiss her and the only reason she did not sue him for breach of promise was that he didn't have enough money to make It worth her while. Then the Mordaunt girl's mother and fath er had openly pursued him with din- "YOU WASTE YOUR BREATH BOOM ner Invitations and week-end parties till In self-defense he took a trip to the east, narrowly escaping ensnare ment there. Besides being rather distinguished looking, Reynolds by this time was an official of a concern known from the Atlantic to the Pacific and financial ly was far too attractive to be per mitted to go to waste as he was from a feminine point of view. Possibly if he had been let alone Reynolds would have married and settled down like other men, but this natural caution was intensified by theBe episodes. The result was that at 40 he was cheer fully called a woman hater. The Fosters had known Reynolds far years and were conversant with all his Ideas, peculiarities and convic tions, so it Irritated him, on going down to the Foster country place for a week, that "Leff" Foster should talk about Miss Adams all the way. It seemed that Miss Ada-nis was to bo there, too. After twenty minutes of It Reynolds rebelled. "See here!" he exploded. "Yon waste your breath booming Mlw Ada.ms to me! I don't care if she Is I THINK YOU HAVE all kinds of a beauty. You know met What's the use?" "I'll bet you like her," insisted the unabashed Foster. Reynolds growled disgustedly. When he met her his manner was Icy beyond comparison, for he thought that she might as well know at once where he stood. It was not till the Close of dinner that It d awned on him that Miss Adams was Just aa happy as though he were hanging upon her every word. He surveyed her hostllely. She cer tainly was remarkably pretty; but his heart beat no faster. He had seen pretty girls before and they were al ways worse than the plain ones be cause they were so conceited. It was odd, though, that she almost ignored his presence. No doubt It was Just a trick. Later In the evening Reynolds de liberately talked to her and she was weetly interested and rather intel ligent, but she did not exert herself. This further convinced him that it was a trick to lure him on. The next day they went for a walk and he took occasion to launch out on his views about the place of women In the world. "I think you are quite right, Mr. Reynolds, Bald Miss Adams. "They do Interfere with a man'g work when he is engaged on big enterprises. I think you have been so sensible not marrying. See what you have accom pushed! You have niude so much of yourBelf!" "Do you think so?" Reynolds asked somewhat vaguely. Her Instant appreciation of the wis dom of his remarks somewhat upset him. It was not what he was used to. From that time on Reynolds grew worse. And every conversational at re city he perpetrated Miss Adams agreed with him, regarding him with her blue eyes wisely, head on one side. . "You put things so clearly," the said. "Why, it's a wonder any ssan ever marries!" "Oh, I don't -mean that!" Reyaeidj PEACE, protested. He wanted to be fair to his antagonist, and anyway he had never Diet a girl with a clearer sense of Jus tice. "I'm speaking Just for myself. Of course I've filled up my life witu my work and such things and wouldn't know what to do with a wife, but lean readily see how any other man might easily fall a victim to you, for in stance!" "Now, I call that kind of you, Mr. Reynolds!" said Miss Adams. By the end of the week Reynolds made an alarming decision. Miss Adams' frankness, her lack of co quetry, her indifference to him, ap pealed to him with a weird sort of fascination. Just because she seemed to think It was right for him to remain unmarried he perversely wanted to ING MISS ADAMS." convince her that she was wrong. How could he do it better than by marry ing her? Reynolds was so dazed by his conflicting emotions that he proposed without realizing what he was doinq; sufficiently to be alarmed for him self. "Why, Mr. Reynold!" Miss Adams gasped. "I am surprised and sorry! You see, I'm engaged to another man. I never dreamed knowing you had no fondness for girls. I'm sure I didn't try to lead you on, did I?" "No," admitted the saddened Rey nolds, "you didn't." But to this day he samehow con siders it her fault. Chicago News. Greatest Gold Country. The largest gold-producing country la the Transvaal, where the output in creased from $8,000,000 in 1889 to $133,000,000 In 190". The Increase In the production of the Transvaal mines made during the year 1907 almost equaled the entire production of the gold fields In Alaska. In round fig ures, the world's production of gold from the discovery of America In 1492 to 1880 was about $6,300,000,000. The entire world's supply of gold could BEEN SO SENSIBLE." not have been in excess of $6,500,000, 000. The laBt thirty years has doubled this supply, and If the present pro- auction is maintained for another gen eration. It will double again, the Na tional Magazine says. As gold has long neen the world-wide standard of value, these statistics certainly suggest thai the Increase In the production vitally affect prices. Our dollar can never have greater purchasing power than the exchangeable value of the gold that la In It. The statement that we see everywhere In tho papers that all prices are going up Is a truth that could as well be expressed In these worda, "the exchangeable value of gold bullion is shrinking. A Tlpleaa t'urae. "Talk about the tip evil," said the traveled girl. "Now, last summer, Just before I left Ixmdon. I got cursed awfully, n was like this: I had tip ped everybody on the place the man servants, the maidservants, the slavey, the bootblack. Then Jut before 1 got in a cab a man up and threw an old soiled cloth over the wheel to protect my skirts as I got in. Nobody asked him. It didn't protect my skirts, lie cause It was worse than the wheel, so 1 didn't think it was necessary to tin him. "I wish you could have seen his face. It Beared me. He swore an awful oath. Then he said, 1 honly 'opes the boat goes down wld ye, that's what I 'opes!' "I waa pretty wabbly all the way over, thinking it might, but the boat didn't go down." New York Press. Tk trash. The set of books I bought Are home, and 'tia n Joke, Plie told me what she thought; Twai volumes thut she spoke. -Detroit Free Press. Notice to Ihe public: A newspaper reporter on the street is not looking for Jokes. ISO Opinions of HUMANITY'S REVOLT AGAINST S" H (ml OW many mute, Inglorious John Carters languish in Stillwater or other prisons through their best years for taking a few dollars under the spur of hunger In the first despairing moment of a blameless life? The real interest in this romantic youngster is ethical, not esthetic. They who suppose that he was pardoned because his Jingles pleased editors seeking alluring novelties, in order to serve the purpose of publishers seeking advertising, cannot see the forest for the trees. He was pardoned because these trivialities cast the perilous light of pub licity upon ancient abuses of the law of offenses against property for which civilization blushes and of which contemporary Justice is Itself ashamed. Why should not the same publicity cast a side light upon other cases as atrocious as his? Our crjmlnal law of property is descended by coverture of the English common law by the brutal statutes of Norman feudalism, from the most extrav agant subordination of the rights of persons to the rights of possessed things the world has ever known. It retains traces of the Justice that punished poaching more severely than murder and the taking of a loaf more severely than the ruin of a life. This traditional cruelty can be alleviated only by such instinctive move ment of public sympathy as thnt which gave Carter liberty, till a scientific system of dealing with the crim inal according to his nature and possibilities rather than with the crime according to some medieval meas uring stick shall come to make law the servant of hu manity Instead of property. St. Paul Tribune. AS TO POISON MYSTERIES. N THESE days when the murderous art of the poisoner Is so often brought to public notice, the case of Mary Kelleher of Boston is enlightening. Mrs. Kelleher was ac cused of slaying six members of her fam ily by the use of arsenic. Polscn was found in the bodies of her victims. The H3 n f mm police loudly denounced her and claimed to have in disputable evidence of her guilt. Yet, after more than a year in Jail, she was honorably discharged at the re quest of the State. In no case did the body of any victim show enough poison to have produced death. In several Instances It waa Bhown that the dead person had absorbed arsenic from a renovated hair mattress. In one Instance epson: salts, improperly clarified, were blamed for conveying arsenic into the human stomach. "It turns out to be the fact that In this part of the country there Is not a human body where arsenic would not be found, If exam ined," said the district attorney, in asking for Mrs. Kelleher's discharge. There are many poisons that may be absorbed into the human system, although arsenic is probably more frequently employed In everyday purposes where it TEXAS FIRST IN IRRIGATION. Syatein laed by Indiana I.ons Be fore the loin I nit of (he White. Texas, although one of the young est states in the Union in develop ment. Is the pioneer In Irrigation, a Fort Worth correspondent of the New York Herald says. The beginning of irrigation in western Texas antedates any records so far found and it Is probable that In no portion of the United States is the practice older, is the claim made by J. C. Nagle, who la professor of civil engineering at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. Scanty and Irregular distri bution of rainfall was doubtless the cause of its use in the beginning and even at later dates, when unnumbered acres of fertile lands could be had for little more than the trouble of prepar ing them for cultivation. Coronado, on his Journey northward in the early part of the sixteenth century, so his tory tells us, found well-established systems of Irrigation in the vicinity of El Paso, utilizing water from the Rio Grande on both sides of its pres ent channel. Tradition tells us that the Pueblo Indians of Yseleta claimed that an cient Irrigation systems of great ex tent were built centuries ago by the Yuma Indians on the Pecos river in the vicinity of Pecos and Grand Falls, but the constant raids by the Com manche and Apache Indians caused them to move on to the valley of the Rio Grande, only to be followed there by their old enemies and forced to move out to the Colorado of the West. In the vicinity of the Toyah springs evidence is found indicating that these waters were used for irri gation purposes long before the first white man found his way there. At San Antonio, where the Fran. 1s can fathers founded their mlsslui s, they directed the construction of ca nals by the Indians. These canals were used not only for supplying water to the missions for domestic purposes, but for irrigation as well. Among the ditches constructed be tween the years 1716 and 1774 may be mentioned the Conception, Alamo, San Jose, San Juan and Espada. In 1730 the San Pedro ditch was built by immigrants from the Canary Islands and was used for conducting water to the cultivated fields. For many years this ditch was conducted for field irri gation on farms and even to this day this old ditch" Is In operation and be ing used constantly. It supplied water for a large percentage of the city lawns a few years ago In San Antonio, and was extensively used for domestic purposes. At old Fort San Saba, near Menard vllle, the present home of James Cal lain, president of the Texas Cattle Raisers' Association, the remains of an Irrigation system constructed In 1774, also by the Franciscan fathers, can still be traced. At this time Texas was under Spanish rule, but since then has sworn allegiance to and floated five different flags. As early aa 1852 the fourth legisla ture passed an act relative to Irriga tion. In 1882 the seventeenth legisla ture passed an act making largt grants of land for the construction of irrigation ditches. There were sev eral classes and a number of sections of land granted per mile of ditch va ried with the class. In 1889 and 1895 additional regulations were establish ed with a view of encouraging irriga tion. The result of Borne of these en actments was the projection of numer ous irrigation schemes, many of which were "boom" propositions from the tart, while others proved failures wfees constructed because of the lack LlITdDMlALS Great Papers on Important Subjects. MIOPERTY. SIZE E ARE one three sizes some sartorial court of sufficient hydrograhpic and other data. As west Texas was pioneer in an cient irrigation so it is in modern, as irrigation along the lines now prac ticed began to develop first in this sec tion of the State. The first ditch in the vicinity of Del Rio was construct ed in 1868. On the Pecos one of the present large systems was built in 1875, another in 1887 and another in 1896. It might have been expected that the older systems in the vicinity of El PaBO would have suggested ear lier extensions under present methods, but work of this character did not be come active until about 1889 or 1891." At Fort Stockton and for the Nueces drainage area it began as early as 1876. On the Concho, San Saba, Llano and other tributaries of the Colorado river irrigation systems began to spring up about 3875, and possibly earlier, and these were added to about 1879, but this work became most act ive In the '90s. MURDER OF HERMIT THRUSH. Crime of the Bateher Bird, Expect ed to Kill the Sparrow. Ornithologists say that Prospect park In Brooklyn is right on the north and south bird route, the Cincinnati Times-Star's New York correspondent says. Because of that fact and be cause It Is protected from every one but the lawless Italians it ordinarily contains a greater variety of bird life than any other similar park in the country, perhaps. Thirty varieties have often been counted there of a morning. It was only the other day that a tragedy of the feathered world was reported. A hermit thrush rar est of all song birds had been mur dered by the shrike, or butcher bird, and his soft little body Impaled upon a thorn. The guardians of the park were ordered to kill the shrike on sight. "We liked him while he con fined himself to a diet of English spar rows," said the superintendent, "but he's like the other foreigners against whom we contend here; a very little liberty goes to his head." He walked on as he spoke. On a little patch of green award half a dozen European starlings were bobbing about. They had been brought to this country by a rich New Yorker not long ago and placed on his Staten is land estate. They look like blackbirds, except that their tails are short and their bills are brilliantly yellow. On a bench by the walk a .man sat, lean ing forward, watching them. The mi perlntendent spoke to him. "Do you know what they are?" ho asked. "Meln Gott, yes," said the man, never changing his pose, "in thirty years I haf not seen them not since the day I ran away from mein fader's house in Germany to seek meln for tune. That day I heard them sing " He put his head In his hands and burst into tears. Or e of our I'rt rhraaea. ' Did any of the inhabitants escape with hix life?" inquired the man who wants 1 arrowing details. "I didn't stop to ascertain." an swered the man who Is harrowlngly exact. 'It struck me that if anybody escaped without his life there wasn't much use In his escaping anyhow." Washington Star. It Is awfully old fashioned to be lieve that you are all right, and that other people are very wicked. A college man always talks more about it than is relished by men who have aot attended college. mm iVf -tl would be likely to come Into contact with people than any other. Therefore in cases of supposed poisoning it behooves the State, as well aa the defense, to rigidly investigate all circunistanccs, lest grave Injustice be done some innocent person. Chicago Journal. OF THE COLLAR. not referring now to bras collars. A T I but to those bands of white which are re- W V I araed a -ulte an M8pntlal P81 of th VI . narina- aimiml nf the averace man. It will doubtless be of interest to many of our readers to learn that an eminent med ical authority of England has reached the conclusion that too tight collars are the reRl source of many bodily disorders hitherto ascribed to other causes. As a result of his own experiences this medical sci entist declares that he has adopted a collar several sizes larger than his shirt, with the happy outcome that headaches, rheumatism and other ailments have entire ly disappeared. Personally we find ourselves quite unable to take this illuminating person very seriously. If a man la idiot enough to wear a collar three sizes to small he ought to be afflicted with a liberal allowance of aches and pains. On the other hand, if he will persist in wearing too large he ought to be haled into and heavily fined for being an a'l round slouch. There Is a happy medium which any man with the intellect of a snowbird should be able to discover,, and. then appear among his fellows In reasonable harmony with the dictates of comfort and good taste. We fear that some of our medical scientists are wasting much valuable time. Des Moines Capital. THE DANGEROUS HATPIN. INCE the Chicago City Council took the matter up reports of action against the dangerouB hatpin hare been coming front all parts of the country, and a startllngly large number of serious accidents from long hatpins have been recorded. Dev otees of the rapier style of pin may con tend that it sometimes serves useful purposes of de fense. So does the 6lx-shooter. Yet wise lawmakers refuse to permit everyone to carry a gun. The other day a Chicago man was granted a divorce from his wife, whom he accused of stabbing him ire quently with hatpins. The accusation was not disputed. In what respect does a woman who Jaba her husband with an elghteen-lnch hatpin differ from the husband who threatens his wife with a carving knife? At first sight tho agitation may seem ludicrous. In the light of actual hatpin casualties and the menace of phrenetic females armed with deadly weapons, the argu ment of those who would prohibit hatpins of undue length seems well founded. Chicago Journal. MORE FARMERS WANTED. IVo Danger of an Ovcraupptr tow Years to Come. There is no great danger that the supply of farmers will be a drug on tho market for some years to come. Tho treasury department's actuaries esti mate the population of the country now at ninety million. At an average consumption of 5V& bushels of wheat a year for each person, it will take a little less than 500,000,000 buslwels to supply white bread for the country, to say nothing of other varieties. This means something more than one hun dred million barrels of flour to be ground, distributed and baked into bread for delivery at the consumers' tables. But this Is only one of the many de mands which a population moving rap idly toward one hundred million souls makes every day of the year. Tl' country consumes probably not less than thirty million head of live stock a year. This includes cattle, hogs and sheep, but takes no account of poultry and poultry products, nearly all or which have to be supplied from the farms of the country. The two branches of farming which require the least labor for their suc cessful prosecution, and the most thinking, are those which have much to do with the increased cost of liv ing. They are poultry and poultry products and live stock growing. Within an hour's ride by rail of near ly every eastern city there are lands which lend themselves readily to oc cupation for these purposes. With modern facilities for transit to and from the cities and towns the possi bilities of development of these par ticular sources of future supplies would seem at this particular time to be especially inviting. As for the alleged drawback that schools and other Institutional advan tages are Inferior in rural and sub urban communities, there are some se rious doubts In the matter. City schools are crowded because of having to work by the wholesale, in contrast with the personal atentlon which Is possible and practicable In the rural and suburban schools. Moreover, the conditions of living make greatly for the physical If not for the moral ad vantage of the rural over the urban 1 1 . . 1 1 1 O - t Inilrnal lilt?. till .111 . l- .JVU1 urn Too Soon for Her. Apropos of those who never pnjoy the luxury of a carriage save when the death of some one makes for a free ride to the cemetery a clergyman told of a little girl Btanding at 5th avenue and 30th street. New York. She was a ragged little thing, and she was watching the carriages rolling past with the most wistful blue eyes. "Well, little one," he said, "would you like to own one of thos car riages?" The blue eyes turned up, and there were tears in their corners. "1 never rode in a kerrldge," she said softly. "Me little brudder died afore I was born." Km-iv Her. Bella You sielled kiss wltbj only one s In your letter. Beulah Really, did I? Bella Yes, you did, and I always thought that was one thing you never would want to make Bhorter. Yonkers Statesman. A ( ODarlriiiluui llerlaralloa. Drummer Will you be mine? Alt my life I will worship you from Feb ruary until April and from August un til December. The rest of the time I am on the mad FUesende Blaetter.