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Attorneys at Law, 3JTHÏ MAIN*. èddliOB I· Htrri^ _ «liarrC.Pmrt » '.BMT D. FAB&, Licence- Auctioneer, ,^ΓΤΗ PARI*. . . maink. rtnM Moderv Bisbee & Parker, <rroe>EVS A>P COlSSELLfHtS AT LAW Bumfcrd, Maine. UENEVai practic·. a^-uT Perkf ^peuMleg Bixfee* «·γν lv J y Τ WALDO NAShT Licensed Taxidermist, T$mpi* Str* ·μγ Maaonio Blook, fëefHWfl· Oo -vt.on. NORWAY. B. P. AD KINS, Licensed Auctioneer, South Paris, Maine TERMS PEASONABLE 40-1 LONGLtY & BUTTS, Norway, M«ln·, Plumbing, Heating, Sheet Metal Work. JTIEI. ce<l:ngs a specialty. Harry M. Shaw, ATTORNEY AT LAW South Paris. : Maine O. RA: MOND, lO. Sp«c:al artic. 3 iiven to riieeaee ot :mu Gnt"i ;:i?Qtiâcally ritted. Ofoaatrea eocd Maxim Block, South Parie, Me. LS. BILLINGS MAM.PACT18ER OF AND DEALER IN Bed Cedar and Spruce Clap xirds. Ne a Brunswick Cedar Shingles. North Carolina Pine, Flooring and Sheathing:, Paroid Hoofing. Wall Board, Apple Barrel Heads, and LUMBER OF ALL KINDS South Paris, - Maine. E. W. < HA\1>LER, Builders' Finish ! •Uifurnl»· Γ*κ>US *nd WINDOWS oJ u; • mot ity.e u rejwoc»b.e price·. Aiso Window & Door Frames, li'jwuiof an? k:ad o! flnlab for Inelde oi «Hie »»rk. *se 1 in Toar order·. Pine Luna «udeiing.et on - *-.d Cheap for Cul Plinlng, Sawing and Job Work. Muccc : Pin· iAeathlnf tor 3*»·. E. H. ( II WniElt, *Miooaer. . m»itv Drv Wood For Sale. 9 We can provide you dry hard wood, either 4 ft. or fitted. ?our-foot Dry Wood, $10.00 a cord Fitted Dry Wood, $11.15 a cord. Also green wood in any quantity 70a want. Send you; or er in early. Do not wit until you are all out. J. A. Kcriney & Co., 5j-j or υ3.5 Or. Austin Tenney, Oculist b· M Hot*· Andrew·, Soatb Par··» ^Mtday, Feb 27th, 10:30 A. M. to »P M ïyee treaied, glasses fitted. At XorwtT ice Friday followiDg 'A M to 5 f M Bethel, March l»t FOR SALE. The Samuel M. Durgin farm on ®o Hill in Paris. Lot ot growing *°°d snd timr er, some ready to be ®· This farm must be sold to set wute. Inquire of WALTER L. GRAY, Admr. man or woman afflicted with l*»ckackr, iwollca tnnecle·,* rti* !°<ω, rheumatic paint or other «ymptoi· * Waey trouble it entitled to rympathy ihould have help. Ntture jive· sarly warning ol kidney |&«bÎe by pumaee under eye·, 190· the eye«, dry mouth, bilkiaior·, end pale, waxy, dry «kin. It ■ onwue to neglect the alijMart J*·10· ·< kidney trouble. Gir« the tedser* ■· *>9 tftey »r« tor. «d k5 lMcti»e, ilu^iah kidney· - Ρ nd the body of poiaona. With Ναι* bi»dder property fuacoooia*. am· ®ί *"· :cfre**»od «Imp to CQlhU ·. «ad eaerfy com m · Ν mt*. 1<β™«. ïî '*n dnu®r Qereby κίτββ notice that ah appointed administratrix of U ïî· ** of PMt·. ***« Umali. , on1· deeee^d. AU person ^Îr-ïtaSS^· "* ™"~Md " 4W E· 3W CTT. Soelà PMto. M. FOR SME. tarais, Houses an< *ood lots at all timei *7 . . 1· Hastings Beat Data in Rnl BOOTH PAB18.1CB· Purify Your Blood With A.D.S. Blood Remedy A remedy for purifying and enriching the blood. A com pound that eliminates poison from the blood and tissues. This preparation contains no alcohol or mercury and can be given to children. Price $1.00 The Stevens Pharmacy A. FRENCH STEVENS, Prop. SOUTH PARIS, - - - MAINE The Drug Store On the Corner PATRIOTISM ^ PERISH. Finish the Job ! Furnish the Funds ! Buy the Bonds ! Brins Back the Boys ! SUBSCRIBE TO THE "VICTORY" LOAN. Join the Home Guard of Systematic Savers ONE DOLLAR STARTS AN ACCOUNT South Paris Savings Bank J. HASTINGS BEAN, Pro. JARES S. WRIGHT, Vice-Pies. GEORGE Λ. ATVOOD, Treas. Trustee—N. Dayton Bokter, 7m. J. ▼heeler, J. Hastings Bean, A. W Walker, Henry D. Hammond, James S Wright, Edward W. Pen ley, Harry D. Cole, Charles H. Howard. WE HAVE Many BARGAINS Left from our Clearance Sale One large lot of Women's Button Boots which we are selling for $2.00. They are worth $4.00 and $4.50. Also a lot which we are selling: for $1.50. These are small sizes, but are worth from $4.00 to $5.00 per pair. If your size is here, they are surely great bargains. Ε. N. Swett Shoe Co. Opera House Block, Telephone 88-2. NORWAY, .... ΚΑΙΝΕ We pay postage on all mail orders. ~ Hl Jeweler Optician Norway, Maine. Place Your Spring Order Early WE say this because we presume you are one of those who prefer to have their Spring suits tailored specially to their own measure. If so it is a wise plan to choose your models and fabrics as early as possible and give the tailor time enough to put his best efforts into the making. Taylor-made clothes are distinctly of the better class, and as such, make special appeal to discriminating men. W. O. Frothingham, SOUTH PARIS, - «AINE. SURPASSING VALUES ✓ ijFlowers Are Cheaper ! Some extra line flowering planta left E. P. CROCKETT, I Telephone 111-3 Porter atnet. aaoth Pfcrie AMONG THE FABHEB8. 'iroo THB FLOW.' Cog—ponrteaoc on praettoal agrlealtura! topic U solicited. Address «Il oomanntoatton» in leaded for this department to Hmr . D Hamhovd, Agrleoltnral editor Oxford Dem ocrat. Parte, Me. Adaptation of Vegetable Oarden. (By H. P. Sweeteer, Assistant Professor o: Horticulture, U. of M.) There ere three important factori which ahoald be kept in mind through out this discussion. The vegetable gar den oan be maintained on the farm ac that the vegetables may be produced at the smallest possible coat ; the greateat variety for the table oan be aecored; anc when properly located the housewife oan make her own selection of typea anc varieties. Tbe actual step* necessary in planning and maintaining a kitchen garden an simple, yet important, and tbe euocest depend· very largely upon tbe amounl r»f detail in tbe plana and tbe knowledge of what may be done with intensive méthode to aeonre the greatest retnrni from a highly productive plot of land. Having decided npon tbe plan to main· tain a kitchen garden tbe work of plan ning and producing a successful reward may be organized in aome aucb manner m this: First: Determine tbe looation. The plot aelected moat have proper drainage; :be surface must not be subject to severe washing during ahowera or heavy storms: itanding water shonld be oarried off by inderdraina. Where it la posaible the toil should be a light loam free from leriona infestation of weeda and ao ait· lated that it will get warmed early in be apring and not be expoaed to early roats In tbe fall. It abould, of course, >e bandy to tbe kitchen even though ome of tbe other factora have to be acrifioed. Second: Make detailed plana showing be actual location of tbe various vege ablea in tbe garden and tbe amount of paoe assigned to eacb. Ir is a good >lan to first make a ilat of tbe vegetables ou deeire and then plan tbe detaila of be arrangement. One must keep In Bind that every inch in tbe garden must >e used for tbe aoil of this garden plot rill be too valuable to allow it to be die. Remember that in many caaea one trop can be grown to maturity between be rowa of a slower maturing crop be· ore tbe principal crop needs all of the oom. Thla we call companion crop ling. Some crops have a short growing eason and in many casea theae crops an all be located in one aection of tbe arden ao that when they are through bat aection can be replanted to other rope. This we call succession orop· »ing. Perennial crop· should be planted on >ne side of tbe garden and out of tbe ray of cultivation. Long season crops bould be planted together as abould ilso short aeaaou crops. Those that need be same sort of fertilizer and onltivation bould, ae far as possible, be segregated, iome plants are hardy and aome tender tnd season conditions must be oonsid· ired. Crops of the same general grow ng habite should be kept together to iid in cultivation. Different plants nrniah tbe same type of prodncts bo in ilanning do not have aimilar products >rodnoed at tbe aame time. Hot beds and oold frames may be used ο lengthen tbe season for various types >f vegetables. Don't forget that if there is a surplus be extra crop can, In most oases, be sanned or dried for later use in sufficient imount to supply tbe family throughout be winter. Aotually put tbe details of your plans m to paper. Third: Order your seeds. Orders for leeds should be made early In tbe season >r, better still, during tbe latter part of be winter. Don't delay your orders intil planting time and then expect to jei tbe beat returns. Fourth : Prepare your plot ao that (he 10II la in tbe beat ppaaible state of tilth tnd when It oomes time to plant, work 'rom your plans the same aa a builder vorks from bis blueprints and drawings, rbis will save much time and if the >lami bave been made dnring tbe leisure lays of winter there will be muob eoono ny realized at planting time. Τ η onnnentinn with f Art iliratlnn it la >eat to uae a generoua supply of bern ouare u it is very difficult to aecure be Mme reaalti from commercial fertil zera or bome-mixed chemicals. It moat >e kept Id mlod that to cropping the citcben garden more actaal product ia frown than on any other area on the arm and aa very little ia returned direot t ia necessary to keep up the fertility >y the addition of not only plant food >ot abundance of bnmua. Com poet all if the waste vegetable matter and retnrn t to the garden after it has beoome well otted. The toola neeeaaary for the mainte tance of each a garden as I have deacrib >d differ radically from thoae uaed on be main field oropa. Most of the cultl ration in the kitchen garden will have ο be done by hand and for this reason igbt band tools are desirable. The wheel hoe Is the most important single nstrnment of equipment. Finally let me oaotlon you again igainst any of the area remaining idle >ven for a few weeks and under no oon· litions allow any of the surplns to go inpreserved for winter supply. Socially Ruined. ▲ young man of a wealthy family !ound his way into one of our leading igricultural colleges in search of Infor nation regarding the proper feeding and nanagement of dairy cows, fie wa« Iressed in the height of fashion, wearing ι cutaway coat, a red oheokered vest, itriped trousers, and patent leatbei ihoes. He wore kid gloves and carried ι case. When be approaohed the professor in jbarge of tbe Dairy Department with tb< request for information about feeding lairy oows, the profeaaor looked at him [or a moment aad then said, "Wouldn't it be batter for you to bring your man· iger and let me disoBss the subject oi feeding with him?" This young mas replied, "No, I intend to do the feeding myself." "Well," said the professor, "tbe beet way for you to gain practical Information about feeding dairy oowi would be through aotual contact." The young man waa ready and acoepted ι position at tbe agrioultural oollege aac the next morning was in overalls and al the barn. For six months be fed cowi ipd applied himself diligently to learn ing all-he oonld regarding tbe prinoiplei end practices of feeding. Be is now It sharge of his own herd aad le mfklaf splendid official records. His mother says he talks of nothing but dairy oows at tbe table and ia tb< library and that be Is soelaNy mined Tbe professor Informed us that he Is ai artist at feeding and listens to every ne« idea anyone offers him regardlag tbi care and feed of dairy oows.—-fie bai become so artist In *.bia wock tbrougl bia intelligent application to tbe snbjec of feeding. fie is engaged in a uaefu activity in the production of the fines and most Important human food. Thi man is bappy; be is contributing some thing to society aad If this be eooia ruination, let us pray that we nay hav more of it.—Hoard*· Dairyman. Certain colonists in AoetraUa can tei tify to usefulness of bird·. ▲ tract , c thirty square miles that bad been fertll baaaaaa IHtle better than a deeert aa reealt of killing off tbe small birdi Without the help of theae ioaect-destroj era, it became abnoet impoeeible to llv In that section and nine-tenths of tli people bad to move. ▲ new world's record for mllfc proda< tk)B—«8,434.8 pounds In a single year was recently made by Tilly Alcartra, California fiolstein cow with a good cili fashioned name. That la 18I.Tbarrels* milk ! Tilly la Ian y earn old. Oat Smut Ια Maine. Apparently Maine farmer· are not folly aware of the losaea earned by oat amut, nor of the eaae with which tbil diaeaae ean be prevented. In the aum mer of 1918 the pathologist in oharge of the oereal diaeaae investigations of the . Bureau of Plant Induatry at Washington conducted a oereal diaeaae aurvey in ihia •tate. He baa very kindly placed the records obtained from thia survey in the , hand· of the Maine Agricultural Experi ment Station. Since there might be aome difference in methoda of handling the statistics it is only fair to atate that the data given below were compiled from theae original recorda by the Station. For example the average amount of amnt for the oat fields of a given town or county, or for , the state aa a whole might he obtained by adding the amounts recorded for each field and dividing by the number of fielda. Thia would be accurate if the fielda were all the aame size, but where the eize of the fielda vary from one acre up to 100 acrea or more it has seemed to the writer that the only fair method ia to catenate the average on the baaia of < the number of aorea examined in a given section, and not upon the basis of the number of fielda examined. Therefore the data given below are expreased on the aore average baaia. Reoorda were made in every county io Maine and in nearly 60 different towns. The number made per county varied from three fielda with a total of four acies in Cumberland to 39 fielda con taining 687 acrea in Arooatook. The total for the atate waa 209 fielda and 1261 acres. According to the Bureau of Crop Estimates the oat aoreage of Maine for 1918 was 169,000 These records, then, cover about tbree-fourtba of one per cent of all of the oats planted in the state last season. While thia percentage may seem small it ia believed ti>at the recorda are ao scattered that they rea sonably represent the oondition of the fields of the atate as a whole aa regards oat smut. The; certainly contain more representative and reliable data than any previously obtained. Since a smutted bead of grain is a total loss, this is a case where per ceo' of disease ia a fairly accurate measure ment of the per cent of loaa from the disease. The average amount of oat smut for the state was 2.6 per oent. The Bureau of Crop Estimates gives Maine's total oat crop for 1918 to be 6,760,000 bushels. This, then, ia 97 4 per cent uf the yield obtainable if amut bad not been preaent. Io other words, even though the average per oent is small, tbe total loss ia about 180,000 bushels. Even at 50 cents per bushel this amounts to 190,000.00, so it is safe to estimate that oat smut alone cost Maine farmers over 1100,000 00 in 1918. Individual losses in certain casea were much greater than this however. Of the 1261 acres examined 182 aorea were re corded as having over 6 per cent, and 67 of these had over 10 per cent. Fields were found which ahowed aa high aa 16 percent. Where one buahel in 20 or one in 10 or better ia given to the amut fungus tbe profita from oat growing must be materially reduced. Oat smut can be easily and obeaply prevented by seed treatment, yet out of the 1261 acrea examined only 87 aorea were reported aa planted with treated seed. With one exception—a field of six acres with one per oent of smut—all of these fields were smut-free. No data are at hand aa to how the seed was treat ed or waa bandied after treatment, where tbe single failure occurred. Regarding seed treatment for smut, one of Maine's leading oat growers—a practical farmer who baa taken prize after prize at the annual aeed show says: ''Formaldehyde treatment ia a aimple, inexpenaive method, requiring no apeoial precautions. Tbe amut apores do not carry over in the aoil but on tbe aeed, which can be treated at an expenae of three centa per buahel. Immerae a bag of oata for twenty minutes in a bar rel containing one pint of commercial formaldehyde (40 per oen>) to forty gal lons of water. Arrange blooks and pul ley to draw tho bag up over tbe barrel to drain, then put in another bag. After twenty minutes spread tbe firat on the floor to dry and draw up the aeoond bag, ao on till all are treated. Stir the oata occasionally that they may dry evenly and be ready to sow the next day." In drying tbe treated ceed it shonld not be placed where it might oome in oontaot with smut spores scattered from un treated oats. The box of a aeeder pre viously used for untreated seed should be washed out or sprayed inside with formaldehyde solution, and then dried oeiore using. Another method commonly recom mended ia m follow·: Pile the aeed to be treated on a clean barn floor or on a large canvas. With a common sprink ling pot or band pomp, eprinkle oreprsy the aeed with a eolation of one pint of formaldehyde to 40 or 60 gallons o water, at the rate of one gallon per bosb| el or wet till the seed will pack in the band. Shovel over to ensure wetting of each seed. Cover with blanket or can vas at least fonr hoars, bat not longer, and then spread oat to dry. A new method of treatment by spray ing with a strong eolation of formalde hyde has recently been recommended. It Is said to be equally effective and avoids the necessity of drying the aeed after treatment. Spread the seed on a clean barn floor or canvas as before. Mix one pint of 40 per cent formaldehyde with one pint of water and place In a small hand sprayer that oses a qaart glasa froit jar for a reservoir. The glass jar is necessary ao that the operator oan judge as to the rapidity that the liquid is being used αρ. Oae man shovels the grsin over slowly while the other aprays the liquid. Direct the apray under neath the falling shovelfnl of oats and let the seed fall through it After spray ing, shovel the pile of oats over again to ensure thorough mixing, and cover with clean bags or oan^as for five hoars. One pint of formaldehyde, need in this way, is sufficient for 50 bushels of seed oats. Orain can be treated in'this way any length of time before planting and stored till ready to nse, oare being taken not to expose it again to oontamlnation by amut spores. Grain treated wkh formaldebjde Is aot poisoned. If not ail ia needed for seed the remainder oan be used with perfect safety for feeding animals.— Chaa. D. Woods, Direotor. The chief advsntsges of cheese as a food are: There is practioally no waste in oheese; it does not require labor and expensive fnel for oooking before it can be eaten; it is partially predigeated through the action of rennet or pepsin if the cheese be well ripened; it bal ances a ration of food whickoontains an undue proportion of heat formers which 1 is all too common in human dietaries. However, purchasers of obaese should insist on well ripened, good flavored, mellow-textnrad oheese, and not be will ing to aoeept "oull" obaese exoept at a very low prloe. Too often our best cheese are exported and inferior oheese are sold for looal consomption. Cheese should be eaten with fruit, snob aa apple aauce. A family of five panons should consume not leas than one pound of : oheese daily, preferably for the evening 1 meal, instead of meat—Professor Β. H. 9 Dean, Ontario Agrtaultural Collage. r Lime does not lake the place of other 1 fertilisers or manures, but supplements 8 them When Ike uae of lime in any * form is oontlaued alone, and no adequate I* provision is made for maintaining the * aupply of otbar fertilisers and organio 8 matter, crpp yield* oan not b· kept up θ and the returns from the nee of lime in auob a system beeome lees and may h Anally drop balow that of land nnllmed. * - The farmer who moves to town to j take It eaay will gat ao tired doing noth· ing that the days will saem lota longer I to nlm than they did oa thelarm. HOW WAS BONDS RISEN VALUE History of All Loans For a Cen tury Shows That Advance Has Always Come With Peace. Will history repeat it* elf Τ That Question Is in the minds of many bond buyers these days. Records show that the prices of bonds were way down daring war times of the past but soon after peace was declared ad vanced rapidly. Daring Napoleonic wars prices of feinglieh 3 per cent consols ranged from 67 1-2, the high, and 54 1-2, the low, In 1814 to 96 7-8, the high, and 84 3-4, the low, in 1824. Daring this same period Fiench 5 per cent rentes rose from 80, the high. In 1814 to 104.8 In 1824. They t o went as low as 45 In 1814. Freaeh 5 per cent rentes during the Franco-Prussian war ranged Id price from 75.1 to 87.3 and 50.8 tc 81.1. United States bonds during th( Clrll war sold for 95 3-4, the high, and 88, the low, La 1801, but front then on they had practically a stead} rise until 1873, at which time the high was 123 1-8 and the low 111 1-2 The ten-forty-year bonds, put out lr 1864, advanced from 103 1-2 tc 116 1-8 Λ ten years. The following table has been pre pared by the statistical department of the Guai'anty Trust Co. of New luia* English Consols in Napoleonio Wars Year High Lov. 181 4 67% 54 181 5 72 % 61% 181 6 65% 53 181 7 84% 62 1818 82 73 1819 79 64% 182 0 70% 65% 182 1 78% 68$i 1822 83 75% 1823 85% 72 1824 96% 84*ί French Rentes In Napoleonio Wars. Year High Lov, 1814 80 45 1815 81.5 52.3 1816 64.4 54.3 1817 69 55.0; 1818 80 60 1819 73.15 64.85 1820 79.6 70.1 1821 90.65 73.7E 1822 95 83.3E 1823 93.65 75.5 1824 104.8 93 French Rentes In F ranee-Prussia η War. Year High Low 1870 75.1 60.8 1871 58.45 50.35 1871 67.25 52.4 187 2 59.1 53.25 1874 64.8 57.8 1875 66.95 61.6 :187β ..." 73 66 1877 74.35 66.10 1871 77.75 69.95 1879 84.5 ' 76.S 1880 87.3 81.1 United States Bonds In Civil War. Year High Low 1861 95% 83 1862 107% 87% 1863 110% 91 1864 118 102 1865 ...„ 112% 105 186· 114% 103*i 18€7 113% 106% 1868 118% 108"« 1869 116% 105 1870 118% 112% 187 1 119% 110% 1872 120% 114% 1878 123% 111% Ten-Port y United 8 tat es Bonds. Year High Low 1864 108% 94 1865 102% 89^ 1866 108% 90 1817 104 97% 1868 105% 100% 1869 116% 105 1870 114 104% 1871 113% 107 1872 113% 106% 1S78 116% 108% YOUR SECURITY FOX YOUR^UBERTY" It le the Wealth of This Great Country, Somewhere Near Three Hundred and Fifty Bil lions of Dollars. How many holders of "Liberty·" realize folly the security that Is back of that property they own? It Is the wealth of the richest na tion of the earth. Here's but a glance at what that wealth comprises: With 6 per cent of the world's pop ulation and 7 per cent of the world's land America owns of the world sup pliée: 70 per cent of the copper. 62 per cent of the coal. 20 per cent of the gold. 66 per cent of the all. 40 per cent of the iron and steel 88 per cent of the bIItv. 60 per cent of the cottom. 25 per cent of the wfceat 69 per cent of the corn. 30 per cent of the meat supplies. Other mineral and agricultural pro ducts in proportion. Today Europe owes u* 910,000,000, 000, where four years ago w· owed her nearly half that Lastly our annual Income, that of all the people and industries, Is today something like $70,000,000,000 annual ly and our national wealth dose to $860,000,000,000. A BUSINESS BASIS Tou say the Victory Loan most be put on a business basis. You are right. Put It there. The beet thing that will erer happen to burfness will be the fundamental knowledge that once again the burden erf Treasury Certificates has been shifted from the banks to the public In the form of the Victory loan. THREE DEGREES If a man buys a liberty Bond at the market, he engages in a simple business transaction. If he buys it below the market be cause the seller is Ignorant of its value his act is legal but his morals are rotten. If he misrepresents the raiue and thus buys under the market, he* is a criminal and the place for him Is In a cell W no W ui Duy ι ne ν îciury Loan. To whom are we going to sstl the Fifth Loan? Are we going to the same people who subscribed to the previous loans? Yes, we are. Will they subscribe to this loan? Yee, unquestionably. But how about those people who, being conscientiously opposed to war, would not subscribe to war loans? They will be as conscientiously op posed to peace loans. Oo after the same old subscribers, then? Yes, they are the dependables? Is there, then, no patriotic appeal? Certainly; but this kind of person Is probably as patriotic as any of the rest of us. Such a person la apt to be as proud of Uncle Sam's good name as of his own. Is there anything Τ can do now, be fore the next loan starts? Yes, tell everybody you see that you will give them a tip on one of the best investments ever offwred—gilt edged and guaranteed by the Govern ment, and that they are to be let In on it Tell them that If It required Influence or political pel to get these Investments every man would be bombarding his congressman or sen ator. And you will be telling the truth! LI· EUT Y LOAN LEVITY. Said the Yank to his brother, the Qob: "We've put Hun where he no more oan rob And pillage and kill— I wonder now will The folks at heme Finish the Job." FINISH THE JOB! Appreciated Cita. When Mulai Hafld, sultan of Moroc co, succeeded to the sultanate ho found the sacred city of Fes Infested by rats. Without any loss of time he at once nationalized all the cats of Morocco and Issued a command that many thousands of them should be brought Into Fes for service. For some time a law has existed in Hongkong making it compulsory to keep cats in every house, the number, varying ac cording to the size of the house. Valuable Tree. ▲ wonderful tree,' known as the shea, ; la beginning to attract commercial at tention in western Africa. It supplies the native not only with nuts, which ι they highly prise, but with a butter I that may become an article of commerv , dal importance. It Is already export ed to Europe, where makers of artl· ^ ftcial butter find use for It The Fragrant Weed. The nee of tobacco was first discov ered in America when Columbus, in 1492, sent his first party to explore the island of Cuba. It was first ob served that these herbs were burned and carried by the natives to perfume themselves. It was later discovered that these herbs were also used for chewing, and later as America was opened up and explored, it was observ ed that they were smoked In large quantities. Religion· of the World. According to the latest available flg uree, the religions of the world are di vided as follows : Christians, 664,610,· 000; Confuclsnlsts and Taolsts, 800,· 830,000; Mohammedans, 221,828,000 ; Hindus, 210,540,000 ; Anlmlfts, 188, 270,000; Buddhists, 138,081,000; Shin toïste, 28,000,000; Jews, 12^06,000; un classified, 16,280,000.—People's Ho— Journal. NEW ENGLAND NEWS IN TABLOID HUM Imb if Interest Fm >1 Sections if Vabdial A fire did $30,000 damage to the lumber yard of J. W. White k Co., Lewiston, Me. Despondent, Richard Maytoerry, forty, a farmer, killed himself by shooting while in his pasture at Windham, Me. Andrew Reuckas, 24, and Louis Stoezie, 22, were arrested at Hart ford, Conn., on a charge of onunter feiting and were turned over to a federal agent. It id alleged they al tered a $10 national bank note to represent $50 and attempted to pass it in Waterbury. Henri Rahaud, who came from France last November to conduct the Boston Symphony orchestra this season has declined to extend his contract acconhng to an announce ment by the trustees. He prefers to devote his tim λ ιο composlion and will return to Paris. Representatives of Worcester coun ty manufacturing interests recently appealed to Cov. Coolidge to veto the bill for a 48-hour working week foi women and children. The Governor, who is reported as favorable to the bill, received a delegation, heard the stories and reserved decision. Colonel Frank M. Hume, comman der of the 103d Regiment of the 26th Division, is being boomed at Lewis ton, Me., for the Republican nomina tion for Governor for 1920. Colonel Humfs was one of the 26th Division officers who were sent to Blois for "reclassification" and who were later restored to their commands. Frederic S. Clark of North Billerica, Mass., ranked highest of the 116 en signs graduate from , the Officers' Material School at Harvard last week. He is a Harvard graduate, class of 1914. Pre3ident Lowell, Ad miral Wood and Captain Hourigan were speakers at the exercises held in Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, Mass. Bills to bring increased income tax es, sliding scale poll taxes based on property rate*, and licenses for the sale of "soft drinks" were advocated before the Massachusetts legislative committee on taxation by Alexander Whiteside, co.poration counsel of Bos ton, as neces. a:y to meet the heav\ post-bellum expenses of municipal ities. Through a decision by Mayor Wal ter H. Creamer of Lynn, the Lynn Carpenters' Union wins its demand for a wage of Su cents an hour, effec tive from April 1st, and an additiona victory in his decree for a 40-hou; week. Although ' the Lynn mastei carpenters joined the North Short masters in refusing to grant 80 cent, an hour, it la understood that the\ will accept the award. Having delivered a cargo of 800 tons of raw sugar at St. John, Ν. B., the British steamship Lady of Gaspc will resume service of the Nova Sco tia Steamships Limited between Bos ton, Halifax and St Johns, N. F. The ship was chartered to deliver part cargo of the steamship Lord Dufferin which was beached Feb. 2S on Bedloe's Island following colli sion with the Aquitania. By a vote of 20 to 11 'the Rhode Is land Senate passed an act whicl provides that ail beverages contain ing 4 pecent of alcohol or less shali be deemed to be nonintoxicating. The act provides that all places selling beverages containing more than 1 percent, and not more than 4 per cent of alcohol, by weight, shall be licensed in exactly the same wa> that liquor saloons are licensed at present The board of directors of the Y. M. C. A. at Worcester, Mass., has thrown aside the requirement of membership in an evangelical church to participate in the management of the association. The new board of directors elected included Unitarians, Quakers and Christian Scientists, This is a decided change in the policy of the Young Men's Christian Asso ciation of the United States, Worces ter be big the first branch to liberal ize its policy. The Massachusetts legislature com mittee on military has reported a bill, based on a part of Gov. Coolidge's in augural addrees, which would contin ue the state guard. The Governor recommended such actio*. The bill provides for the mustering ont at the end of their first period of enlistment of men now in the guard and the re enlistment of men 18 years old or more, without age limit for a period of not more than one year after the declaration of peace. *At a meeting at Bangor, Me., of the Maipe Coast Fishermen's associa tion it was voted to adhere to the decision made last fall to fix the minimum price of sardine herrings at $20 per hogshead, which Is agreed to also by the Canadian fishermen. Last year the price was $25 a hogs head, minimum, running up, however, to $i0 at times, owing to scarcity 0' fish and a strong demand. It is said that the packers still have on hand unsold a considerable part of last year's product packed at a cost ex ceeding the present market price. Collusion between the coal dealer M Massachusetts and the "trust" ft the purpose of disposing of low-grail coal at high-grade price· waa charge· by Representative Fred P. Green woe* of Everett before the House Commit tee on Ways and Means. He spok< In support of his bill penalizing re tall coal dealers for selling a stapl> of low quality. Clay pipes are on the mend agaii after a season of scant supply, foi the British steamship Lexington, li from Glasgow, brought 1000 boxes o. pipes, with due regard for those that may hare broken in rough weather Price of T. D*s, dudeena, nose-warm era, home-rules, gadgets and the kind they make In Ohio la not likely to be j affected by the Lexington's consign menu, but other ship· with the same aort of cargo arc expected. Hie five-masted schooner Carroll A. Deering, largest vessel of the typ. ever built in the Deering sectle· of Ββχη, Me., will be ready ror semen in a lev days, mJ bas been charter» I to load coal at a Virginia port for Rio Janeiro at $19.56 a ton. The voyage le expected largely to pay for the schooner, which registers 2114 grosj tons, a profitable return cargo beinj; expected. The Deering has three decks and no supporting knees weie used, the beams resting on etringeri and clamps, an idea which is likely to be tested thoroughly during the next few months. Five cities and towns co-operated in a Joint celebration of the 144th anniversary of the opening of the Revolutionary War on Patriots' Day, Saturday. They included Boston, Somerville, Medford, Arlington and Lexington. The feature of the cele bration was the tilth annual reproduc tion of the historic "Ride of Paul Revere," which started from North Square at 10:15 a. m. and ended at Lexington Green at noon. A detail of mounted men from the First Troop of Cavalry, Massachusetts State Guard, and a modern courier, in an automobile, preceded the rider, announced the message of the Fifth Liberty Loan. Taken by and large the Chinese steamship Hwah Yih, at pier 4, Bast Boston, to load for the Belgian relief commission, has a poiygot crew. To begin with the vessel originally was, the Austrian freighter Silesia, in terned at Shanghai till the Chinese undertook to help with tonnage. The captain is British, the engineer Scotch, the other officers are of vari-· ous nationalities and the wireless operators are pround to say they are Yankees, having been trained by the navy. The crew is composed of Bel gians, British and Chinese and the ship's mascot is a lop-eared Dutch cat The Hwah Yih is to carry food supplies to Antwerp. A very valuable cargo of Bast India products was brought to Bos ton by the British steamer Jesseric, Capt. Young, from ECalcutta and Colombo. In her holds were nearly 5000 tons of raw rubber, valued at $3,000,000. She also carried 100,600 gallons of cocoanut oil, thousands of bales of jute, goatskins and hides and great quantities of tea, silks, teakwood, beeswax, cocoa and other merchandise. The bulk of this cargo will be unloaded at New York. While crossing the Red Sea the Jesseric ex changed signals witn the British dreadnought Iron Duke, carrying Admiral Sir John Jellicoe on a voy age around the world. Carl W. A. Linder of the Hurja Athletic Club of Quincy, Mass., out raced a field of 36 of the country's beet runners in the 22d annual Ameri can Marathon, Ashland to Boston, conducted by the Boston Athletic Association Saturday afternoon. He ran well within his powere over the early part of the course, saving hia reserve strength and speed for the final test. When the time came, he snatched victory away from Frank Gillespie of Chicago, who had set the pace for 23 miles, and finished in 2 hours, 29 minutes, 13 2-5 seconds. It was not the fastest Marathon ever rim over the historic course, but it ranks with the best Linder was re jected by the army because of having flat feet. Forest Commissioner Colby, Au gusta, Me., has appointed the follow ing railroad forest tire wardens: Al bert C. Hodsdon, Houlton; Wlnifleld S. Ross, Bemis; Algernon L. £2ast man, George Storer, Charles N. Jac qest, Oquossoc; Charles S. Rowe, Kennebago; Joseph EL Meagfter, Kingman; Martin Parady, Bancroft; William Trask, Lambert L«ke; Al bert Russell, Vanceboro; Walter M. Femcn. Cherryfleid; Rdward P. Gar bette, Franklin; Albert McLaughlin, Washington Junction; Allard L. Cilley Bingham; Hariey A. 8trout. Dead water; Romeldo O'Neal,, Troutdale; Mott H. Otis, Lake Moxle; Rodney Pinkham, Benjamin W. Brown, Som erset Junction; Joseph El Cassidy, Klneo Station; Wallace W. lavage, Stephen Hoit, Bald Mountain. Joe Mitchell Chappie, author and lecturer, told the Massachusetts House Committee on Ways and Means the Other day that King Albert of Belgium, Premier Clemenceau of France, Premier Lloyd George of Eng land and Gen. Diaz of Italy had In formed him recently that they de sired to visit the United States. "This shows the trend of thought In EXirope", he added, and advocated the holding of an International expo&ition in connection with the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the landing * of the Pilgrims. He said the fair DUBLIN BOOTBLACKS IN 1780 Polish Used at That Time Was a Com bination of Lampblack and Rotten Eggs. Among the populace of Dublin In 1780 the shoeblacks were a numerous and formidable body. The polish they used was lampblack and eggs, for which they purchased all that were rotten In the markets. Their Imple ments consisted of s three-legged stool, a basket containing a blunt knife, called a spudd, a painter's brush and an old wig. A gentleman usually went oat In the morning with dirty boots or shoes, sure to find a shoeblack sitting on his stool at the corner of the street The gentleman put his foot In the lap of the shoeblack without ceremony, and the artist scraped It with his spudd, wiped It with his wig and then laid on his composition ss thick as black paint with his painter's brush. The »tuff dried with a rich polish, re quiring no friction, and little inferior to the elaborated modern fluids, save only the Intolerable odors exhaled from eggs In a high state of putridity, and rhlch filled any house which was en tered before the composition war quite dry. and sometimes even tainted the air of fashionable drawing rooms.— University Magazine. Y. M. C. A. Casualties. To carry on its work with the A. BL F. the Y. M. C. A. lias had more than three thoussnd secretaries In Europe, supplemented by more thsn one thou sand French civlliuns. These bsve been operating about fifteen hundred huts snd stations in the sectors held by American and French troops. Up to August 1 there had been more than fifty casualties, eleven of whom were killed while on duty, according to the Atlantic Monthly. Of the .minister· engaged In the work four have met death while serving at the front and many othsrs have been permanently infers*.