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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAK. Yearlv SubscriDtion $1.00. WA-KEENEY, KAN., SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 1904. H.S.GIVLER, Prop. NUMBER 33. are either worked in silver or with LIVESTOCK orange blossom. A handful of Annun ciation lilies is now the favorite bridal bouquet. It is held in the left hand, and the wedding gown is often em broidered with the same flowers. mmsm Child's Coat. Long coats made in double-breasted Etyle suit young chiluren admirably well. This one is exceptionally smart, with its triple capes and wide collar, and is adapted to both boys and girls, the only change necessary to convert it from cbrrect masculine to correct femi nine style being found in lapping the right side over the left in place of the left over the right. The model is made of ox blood red broad cloth, trimmed with fancy braid and held by handsome pearl buttons, but all materials in vogue for children's coats are equally correct. The coat is made with fronts and back and is finished at the neck with a big roll-over collar beneath which the triple capes are attached. The sleeves are full, finished with roll over cuffs, and at the waist line is a belt that is passed under straps ar ranged at the under-arm seams. The quantity of material required for the medium size (6 years) is 5 yards 27 inches wide, 3 yards 44 inches wide or 2 yards 52 inches wide, with 6 yards of braid to trim as illustrated. That classic blending of blue and green, though anything save new, is as smart as it is attractive. The smartest turban seen lately is of straw between cerise and pink. It is draped with black chantilly. White lisle thread gloves are con sidered quite appropriate to any morning or afternoon costume. Flowered organdies are a safe in vestment, for authority says they will be even more worn next summer. Some informal evening dresses liave yokes of plain net and in many instances these are very becoming. Closely sheared zibeline, not the long-haired kind first introduced, is the modish stuff for the coming sea son. , Net appliques are introduced with charming effect into many elaborate trimmings for dresses, as well as for -coats. The extreme floppy phase of the picturesque is on the wane. One can now be smart without looking like a Treak. A Flower Instead of a Monogram. A fad with many smart girls just now is to mark their underwear and many of their dainty dress accessories with a little embroidered flower in -place of their monogram or initials. The young woman, for instance, who is partial - to baby-blue will take s spray of forget-me-nots for her em blem, and embroider it upon her hand kerchiefs, her underwear, the tops of ner stockings and her veils. She may -carry the idea a bit further. If she wishes, and use artificial forget-me-nots as a corsage decoration, a coif fure ornament and to trim her hats. In place of the spray of forget-me- nots, a violet, pansy, pink, rosebud, buttercup, daisy or bluebell may be nsed as a substitute for the more con ventional monogram. S eptember Woman's Home Companion. Blouse Waist. Blouse waists that possess an in dividuality of their own always find a place and are certain of apprecia tion. This one is quite novel and al lows of many variations, inasmuch as the trimming and the chemisette can be varied again and again, and the design ia suited to number less materials. As illustrated. how ever, it is made of ivory crepe de Chine with the chemisette of ecru lace over white chiffon. trimming and tie of messa- Iine satin. The waist consists of a fitted lin ing, that can be used or omitted as preferred, fronts and back with the -chemisette, and closes at the center front and beneath the band at the left side. The back is tucked to give tapering lines, each front at the edge and again from the shoulder for part of its length. The sleeves are full. ST 9 V?f7ftraW V gathered at the shoulders to give the broad line and finished with deep cuff. The quantity of material required for - the medium size is 4 yards 21 inches wide, 3 yards 27 inches wide or 2 yards 44 inches wide, with yard of all-over lace and 14 yards of silk to trim as illustrated. Seven-Gored Walking Skirt. The skirt that comfortably clears the ground is the accepted one for walking, shopping, business and gen eral wear and is shown in almost limitless varia tion, but always is snug over the hips. This grace ful model is adapted to all sea sonable materials, but is shown In a small green and blue plaid, whose lines are quite in distinct, with trimming of straps piped with black and is stitched with corticelli silk. The long lines are in every way admirable and the tucks are stitched flat for a portion of their length, their fulness providing gen erous flare below that point. The skirt is cut In seven gores and Is laid in two backward turning tucks at each seam, those at the center back being lapped well over to give the necessary depth. . The quantity of material required tor the medium size is 8 yards 27 inches wide, 5 yards 44 inches wide or 4 yards 52 inches wide when material has figure or nap; 7i yards 27, 3 yards 44, or 3 yards 52 inches wide when material has neither figure nor nap. Hints on Attire of Brides. It is no longer necessary to be mar ried even in the softest satin or most clinging silk; ordinary muslins, silk muslins, chiffons, eoliennes, and even voiles with lace let in at intervals are considered quite appropriate. White silk and kindred stuffs are embroid ered in open-hole work, with orange blossoms, daisies and sprays of dainty foiget-me-nots, and sometimes these embroideries are simply charming. If you have lovely lace in the family, by all means wear it; otherwise tulle is much prettier. Let it be soft and voluminous, cut square; it is prettier not to have any hem or applique work round; take care that it does not rest too flatly on the head; an orange blossom wreath, white violets, or lilies of the valley may hold the plaits in place or jewels. Wreaths of orange blossoms have come back to us from twenty years ago, and they look ad mirable with the lace veils. The shoes 4 A SMART THEATER WAIST. Evening waists of white silk made with more or less elaboration are eminently fashionable and eminently desirable. This one is peculiarly ef fective and combines a foundation of soft white louisine with a yoke and bertha of net, the joining of the two being concealed by applied motifs of lace. The waist is full below the yoke and blouses slightly over the Real Turkish Coffee. Here Is a receipt for making Turk ish coffee obtained in the Syrian quar ter of New York, where the finest coffee in the world is sold at 5 cents a cup in restaurants which are exact duplicates of those in Smyrna and Beirut: Put three lumps of sugar lpto a lit tle pot, turn in the water, and bring it to a boil. Then put in two tea spoonfuls of very finely ground Mocha coffee. As soon as the froth rises, lift the pot and tap the bottom until the froth disappears. Do this three tiroes. Then turn the coffee into deli cate china cups, giving each cupful a share of froth. The coffee should be freshly roast ed and ground, and the grounds should be so fine as to pass the pal ate unnoticed. Turks always drink the grounds, -considering them, in deed, to be the best part of a cup of coffee. Bangle as a Pledge. A new idea Is to substitute an en gagement bangle for the conventional ring. These bangles, which some times slight circlets, and sometimes broad gold bands, give the lover the satisfaction of feeling that he has In deed safely fettered his fair fiancee for, once fastened, the clasp can only be opened by being forced apart witt a chisel. On the continent, where It Is customary for lovers to exchange rings, engagement bangles are some times worn by men, but they are rare ly seen on men of English-speaking races. In making down pillows go ovei the wrong side of the case with an iron rubbed well with beeswax eacS time it is applied to the cloth, to pre vent the down working through - th cloth. At a recent porch luncheon the whole tomatoes served were peelec and cut in lengths nearly through which made them look like red roses as they were brought on resting 01 lettuce hearts. In a country house where a larg number of lamps are used it is bet ter to keep them in a little closet b: themselves than to expose them on 1 shelf in the kitchen, where they are sure to collect dust. The lid of a teapot should alway be left so that air gets in. Slip in . piece of paper to keep it open. This prevents mustiness. The same rule applies to a coffee pot. Flatirons should be washed ever week and always kept In a clean, drj place. Few housekeepers use suffl cient wax in ironing. Do not allow your irons to become red hot, as the will never again retain the heat. belt, while the sleeves are wide an 9 ample with deep pointed cuffs which, in this instance, are made of the net finished with fancy braid. To make the waist for a woman of medium size will be requiien 3 yards of ma terial 21, 3 yards 27 or 1 yards 44 inches wide, with 2 yards 18 or 14 yards 40 inches wide for yoke. Derma ana cans. Feeding Regularly. When animals are fed in the barn, regularity of feeding is a requisite. Especially is this, so in the winter time when the stock are not getting any, of their feed from the pasture. The animal stomach as well as the human stomach quickly rebels if it be not treated in a perfectly regular manner. T. B. Terry, in a work on the care of horses and cattle, says: Four years ago I bought a fine team of workhorses. They were six years old, and in extra good condition got up to sell, the neighbors said. They had been used to grain three times a day; but as I do not feed work horses much if any grain, but rather keep them on early-cut clover and timothy hay dried grass I began, after a little, feeding them on hay alone. Of course, I made the change gradually. Every few weeks I drove them to the scales and had them weighed, and they gained stead ily all winter. Their total gain in weight was 320 lbs., although in prime order to start with. They were alto gether too fat; but I enjoyed the ex periment. My best friends could hard ly believe that the horses got no grain that such flesh and life (it was business to handle them) came from dried grass alone. They did not do much if any hard work during the winter, but were always used enough for exercise. Now, how were they fed, for dried grass alone did not do the business? Regularly, three times a day. what thpv in from sixty to ninety minutes, and men watered as regularly and as many times. Then they were regu larly and thoroughly curried, and, of course, kept in a warm stable: At their best weight they weighed about 1.400 lbs. each, anrf ate on an aver age, about 30 lbs. of hay apiece each day. It was wonderfully choice hay, however, and they were good horses; but it was only by the most careful attention in feeding that they could have been made to show any such gain. It would have been an easy matter to feed them more, and have them lose flesh; so under some cir cumstances it takes less feeri tn fat ten an animal than to run him down, wmch goes to show that feeding is an important matter. Selling Cattle at the Stockyards. The stock is driven from the rar onto the receiving platform, and from this it is driven by chutes to the pens in various parts of the yards. One may unload a carload of stock, drive it into an alley adjoining the platform, and thence to any part of the yard de sired. Cross gates are at frequent in tervals, which will permit one to di rect his stock at his Tlleasnra with but llttfe trouole. After the stock is piacea in pens it is available for sale. The shipper usually turns It over tn a commission firm to sell, although this is not a necessity. Yet one not reg- many on the market cannot sell to as good advantage as can the ninilr dealers. This Is because IitcptiIoi- sellers are not In touch with the buy ers, so as to secure a wide range of custom. The animals received In stock yards usually reach the market very early in the morning, and by noon the active business of the day is about completed. There ure two classes of men In the yards about the pens, the commission men selling and the buyers. The first thing each morn ing these men inform themselves re garding the .quotations on the various classes and grades of stock and the visible supply. If the supply is short and the demand for certain erades is active, then the buyers seek the salesmen; but if the market Is dull and indifferent, then the sellers seek the buyers. Where men buv for the packing houses, they receive a daily statement or the slaughter record of the animals purchased by them the day previous. Pror. Chas. S. Plumb. Bill Nye's Cow. The story is going the rounds of the press that Bill Nye, having a cow to sell, advertised her as follows: "Owing to my ill health. I will sell at my residence, township 19. range 18. according to the government's survey. one plush raspberry cow, aged 8 years. She Is of undoubted courage and gives milk frequently. To a man who does not fear death in any form she would be a great boon. She is very much attached to her present borne with a stay chain, but she will be sold to any one who will agree to treat her right. She is one-fourth Shorthorn and three-fourths hyena. I will also throw in a double-barrel shot gun, which goes with her. In May she usually goes away for a week or two and returns with a tall, red calf with wabbly legs. Her name is Rose. I would rather sell her to a non-resi dent." The wise farmer feeds his land through the live stock he keeps on tils farm. Standard Cream. There was a time, some years ago, when cream was always of about the same consistency. That was before the cream trade had settled down to be one of the great industries of a dairy nature. Since that time we have noticed a gradual weakening of the cream. Now when one orders cream in a restaurant or' hotel he is not sure whether the fluid that Is brought to him is milk or cream. In fact, it is very apparent that some of the cream so-called Is nothing more than very rich milk. We doubt not that a very large proportion of the cream contains less than ten per cent of but ter fat. The state law of Illinois and some other states now makes it nec essary for commercial cream to have not less than 17 per cent of butter fat. But there are practically no state inspectors, and that means that the people in all of the smaller places have no protection from the law as to what the density of the cream shall be. The movement by some of our leading dairy scientists to get a stan dardized milk will doubtless result in getting a standardized cream. It seems to us that the cream is more often low in fat content than Is the milk. The tendency is much greater to sell attenuated cream than it is to sell milk from which the cream has been partly removed. The latter is quite generally regarded as a dishon orable course, while in the making of cream there is to standard recog nized, and even the one established by law is arbitrary and not natural. Effect of Sea Voyage on Cheese. Liverpool, Eng., July 29. Some time ago a well-known firm in Bow den sent a Cheshire cheese to a friend in Perth, Western Australia, The reply is worth reading: "It ar rived in a most aristocratic condi tion," says the recipient. "It was so high that when we took the lid off the box we were nearly spiflicated. The cat took refuge in a tree, the collie dog . barked at it for - ha.t an hour by the clock. When we recov ered a little and were calm enough to take observation, we found there was not a fly left in the house. The clock had stopped and the smell had put the fire out. This all goes to prove what a splendid cheese it is. They have got it all round Perth that Faulkner's have got a real Cheshire cheese, and about a thousand people have walked past our store in the hope of getting a sniff of it. So far the grocers talk of having it cremated, because they say that now the Perth public have been let into the secret of what cheese is really made of they will never be satisfied with the stuff they get here and call it cheese. When it landed here it was a bit high. I expect the heat of the tropics set it ripening. Af tec being exposed to the cold for a day- or two it is all right. We have treated many of our friends to a taste,' and they are all pleased with it; so are we." Amer ican Cheesemaker. Low Pay of Buttermakers. It is quite natural to blame the but termaker whenever a creamery is kept in a bad condition. The proper one to blame in most cases is the manager, as in the first place he should never hire an incompetent man. He simply does so that he may save- from $10 to $15 per month. He does not realize that by doing so he is losing $100 per month. - Some of our Iowa buttermaker are working under rather discouraging conditions. The average wages paid our butter makers does not reach $60 per month, and even at that figure some of the directors, are continually worrying about how they will be able to reduce his wages. They do not appreciate theit' buttermakers work, no matter how well and skillfully it has been performed. The result often is that the same creamery hires a cheaper man. He has perhaps been employed as can washer in some creamery. He knows nothing about buttermaking and as a result the quality of the butter from that creamery is im paired. A $75 or $100 man is a great deal more profitable than a cheap man, and . unless good men are em ployed it will be impossible to keep up our butter standard. M. Morten sen. At the Ontario agricultural college potatoes were planted in rows 26 inches apart with the sets one foot apart in the row, and others were planted 33 inches apart each way, ex actly the same amount of seed being used in both cases. The close plant ing gave a yield of 31.4 bushels more than the other method. A man with experience in poultry raising can make a success of it with very little capital, but the man with no experience is likely to make a fail ure with the business no matter bow Buying Fertilizers. Our state legislatures are doing what they can to protect the peqple against low grade fertilizers. Some of the states require the experiment stations to publish special bulletins on fertilizers and send them to all the farmers that want them. This is to spread the information among the farmers as rapidly as possible, if our farmers would avail themselves of these opportunities more than they do they would be the gainers. The fertilizer trade Is already a very large one in the East and is growing rapidly in the West. All the informa tion that can be gained should be laid hold of. Our best fertilizer firms are selling only good materials and are as anxious as the farmers can be to keep the poor goods out of the mar ket. Any attempt to enforce the fer tiliser laws always has the support of these companies, for their worst enemies are the small companies that are selling inferior goods at a low price. The farmer thinks he Is get ting a bargain in buying these cheap goods and so goes to the men that sell him the poorest stuff and make the most out of him. If the men that are selling the cheap fertilizers sold it as low as do the men that sell only high grade fertilizers the men that sell the poor stuff would have to go out of business. They sell the poor stuff and make money by really getting for the fertilizers contained a greater price than the others do. The farmer is finding this out only slowly. Some of the large firms stoop to create bogus companies that sell this material. The writer happened in the territory of one such firm doing busi ness in the southern part of Illinois. The large firm in question had an agency in the place and this agency sent out two sets of agents, one set representing the agency and the oth er representing a fictitious company supposed to be located in the same place. The cheap material was work ed off under the name of the bogus company and generally on farmers to whom could not be sold the high priced goods, but who wanted some-' thing cheap. It was found best to sell mostly to farmers too far away to come to the place and look up the headquarters. But one dav a farmer who had been buying the cheap goods came Into the agency referred to and saia ne was very much dissatisfied with the fertilizers of the com nan v he had been buying of, and he wanted to De directed to their store. The agent informed him that the company he was looking for had formerlv been located In that neighborhood, but had Deen burned out and had gone out of business, but that he would be glad to supply the farmer with goods that could not be found fault with. The farmer that is alwavs look trie at the price and not at the oualitv at the same time is always getting Deaten in his trades. It is impossible that it should be otherwise as long as there are unscruDulous men that are making a . living In commercial ventures. Professor Hopkins has been telling the farmers that they must ignore ev erything In fertilizers except the ele ments that they are looking for, and he is right. It is not a question of how many tons of fertilizing material a farmer buys, but of how many pounds of potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen he Is getting, and at what cost per pound. Growth Habit of Trees. Our general ideas of the character of a first-class tree for planting are quite faulty. Each .variety of fruit tree is more or less characteristic la- Its form of growth "habit" as it is often-termed, and it is fortunate that this is so, else what a monotonous appearance our orchard plantations would assume! To this fact, that each variety possesses a characteristic hab it, we should give more than pass ing attention when selecting trees for a new orchard. For, In order to ob tain first-class trees for planting, and none other should be used, the or chard ist must have a knowledge of the "points" of a good tree of the variety under consideration. Some trees while in the nursery assume an erect, strict habit with an even, regu lar taper; others are kinky, irregular in the direction of ascent and having an uneven taper; and still others are short, thick and inclined to branch. Yet, notwithstanding this wide diver gence of character, these trees may all be first-class. The character or habit of the variety must be fully studied and then trees possessing a strong inclination to follow the type habit should be selected. Prof. E. K Lake. - Many a man with capital sits down and figures a fortune out of a poultry establishment and then sinks a large, part of his capital In finding 'out how; much capital be has. not to succeed with poultry. '