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j?#" PLANTING TREES.
F In planting trees or Bhrubs of ans
kind the operator will be wise if b?
secures plants with plenty of healthy
fibrous roots, takes care that they are j
not badly broken or bruised, digs
?holes larger than the roots would re
'quire when spread out, carefully lays
out and distributes the roots so that
they extend horizontally over as large
an area as possible, avoids planting
too deep, places the soil about the
roots so that the fine particles get
?well i? among them, then treads
lightly before filling up the hole and
treading firmly, to bind and not clog
or puddle, and finally takes precau
tion against the plant being shaken
loose by the wind.-Farmers' Home
j-S*'. APOPLEXY IN CHICKENS.
Apoplexy in chickens is a disease
of the brain caused by the rupture of
one of the blood vessels. The bird is
attacked suddenly and falls down
dead or nearly so. It ls usually
caused by too high feeding, but it
may also be due to some other cause,
such as sudden fright, violent exer
cise or straining when laying.
There is usually no previous warn
ing and so, In many cases, treatment:
is impossible, a3 the bird usually dies
immediately. When, however, the
bird is still alive, pierce a 7ein under
side of the wing and bleed freely.
This will reduce the pressure on the
brain and often result in a cure. The
bird should then be kept on a limited
diet for some time, in order to. re
duce the superfluous fat As a pre
ventive, regulate the diet and give
plenty of exercise.-Farmers' Home
f TURNING CLOVER UNDER.
We note the question is asked
whether a heavy clover crop should
be plowed under or burned off? We
Bay, by all means, plow lt under, and
thus add humus to the soil. We nev- j
er burn corustocks, even though we I
seldom follow corn with corn. Wej
have for thirty-five years plowed un
der clover for corn, followed it with
wheat and then cloxer. This rotation
will preserve the fertility, as land that
has been farmed this way for sixty
years produces very excellent crops.
In addition to this^wStion we aid
in preserving the fertility by hauling
out all the ma*nure produced or the
farm, and by feeding al.lStb^e^feed we
raise, and a good deal we buy,-to our
cattle and hogs-. Wo can say our
land produces better crops now than
it did thirty-five years ago when we
began the rotation and the building
up of the soil. Y/e never burn any
thing that will make humus.-A. S.,
In the Indiana Farmer.
SUBSTITUTES FOR SKIM MILK.
Freguently the farmer has no skim
milk for feeding purposes. Then it
becomes necessary to feed something
else. George V. Fowler, of Waterloo,
Iowa, recently carried out an experi
ment on the farm of Fred" Decker; and
we quote herewith.f^om his xamarks
'^concerning his work: "Whenspring
came we began to feed the brood sows
corn, oil meal and bran combined, so
us to produce the same ratio of pro
tein as oats, and bran, also adding
. bulk as we*li "as protein. ' This was
continued -until the pigs, seventy-two
In number, were big enough to eat
some. Then oil mear and shorts were
mixed In a stiff slop. This was done
so he could make better use of pas
ture than if fed thin. Then when I
weighing about seventy pounds each
they were worked onto corn with pas
ture, as during seven months of the
year protein can*be secured through
pasture many times cheaper than in
any other form. Our airSnras to use
feed to produce plenty OT growth at
the lowest cost during the first five
No doubt oil meal and shorts, and \
particularly clover pasture .with a
light corn diet may be advantageously
used In pig raising.
' EGGS SHOWS LIGHT WEIGHT.
A few things besides eggs are yet
poid by number, as some kinds of fish
and also fruits like oranges and lem
DCB, but the price varies with the
Bi2;e. Eggs, however, aro eggs, wheth
er laid by the scrub hsn or the
Brahma or Rhode Is.and Red, whose
eggs sometimes weigh seven to the
pound, while the common hen's eggs
may be oo small that it takes a dozen
to weigh a pound.
From the poultryman's point of j
View number is more desirable than
size as long as prices do not vary,
but the consumer gets less food value.
In the small egg. The time is com
ing soon when all foods will be sold !
by weight and this method will show
the difference in eggs from different'
breeds of fowls. Poultrymen say that j
this will tend to end the existence of !
the twelve eggs to the pound hen asj
modern dairy methods have almost'
driven the scrub cow off the farms.
Yet if the cook is given too large
eggs, she will have to re-write her
recipes. An egg adds a certain
amount of liquid to a mixture that
thickens in cooling. The old-fash
ioned cook who measured every in
gredient possible by "the size of aa
egg," had in mind a medium, if net
small sized egg. As the medium eg?
weighs nine or ten to the pound, ll
very large eggs are used, lt ls often
possible to make two take the place
of three small ones. .Som9 recipes
for cake, like the angel and sunshine
varieties, measure eggs after break
ing, as the proportions are so care
fully balanced as to make guess work
with eggs a maans of failure.-New
A Substitute For Work.
"Physical culture, father, is per
fectly lovely!" exclaimed an enthusl-j
astlc young miss just home from col
lege. "Look! To develop the arms
I grasp this red by one end and move
it slowly from right to left."
"Well, well!" exclaimed the fath
er: "what won't science'discover! If
that rod had straw at the other end
you'd ba sweeping."-Success Maga
For best results in the fruit gar
den, thin out all the fruits that have
set thickly and cut back the berry
canes to three feet.
PLOW THE ORCHARD.
Some fruit growers say that it is
not a good plan to plow an orchard
when the trees are in blossom-bet
ter do it before or after.
DIG FOR BORERS.
To dig out borers from peach and
other fruit trees use a sharp knife
and a piece of wire. Do not forget
to cut out and burn all black knots
?bund on plum or cherry trees.
A GOOD GARDEN.
Recipe for a good garden: Manure
heavily, plow well, harrow till as
mellow as an ash heap, plant good
seeds, cultivate often and keep the
hoe going every time a weed sticks
up its head.
Always pick vegetables when they
mature, whether you have use for
them or not. lt will give the others
more room, and In the case of vines
the Immature fruit will have a better
chance to ripen.
TREE PLANTING STUDIES.
There are some studies which would
undoubtedly prove much more inter
esting and useful to the minds of
young America (tree planting and
grafting, for instance) than some of
the dry subjects now taught in our
schools.-Farmers' Home Journal.
Nitrate of soda, superphosphate of
lime and sulphate cf potash makes an
excellent and clean fertilizer for
house plants.. Do not mix the ingre
dients but use as desired. A tea
spoonful of each to a half gallon of
water will to a considerable extent
serve as a protection against insects,
at the same time serving as plant food
when used around the roots of plants.
If the leaves of the plants are very
green, reduce the quantity of nitrate
of soda by one-half. If the stems and
shoots are siow in growth, slightly
increase the quantity of sulphate of
potash. When seeds and flowers are
forming, the proportion of the super
phosphate may be slightly Increased
to advantage.-Indianapolis News.
Gillenia trifoliata is a valuable
plant for grouping among moisture
loving subjects. It starts late into
growth; It is later than spiraeas, and
'produces slender purple red stems
clothed with small spiraea-like foliage
colored similar to the stems, and in
moist soil lt reaches three. feet in
height: The flowers are produced
upon the extremities of the erect
shoots, and are white, with a strong
tint of rose. The greatest beauty of
the plant lies in the leaf coloring,
which is most pronounced at the ex
treme periods of vegetative growth.
In summer the foliage is a bright
russet brown, but with the advance of
autumn this color changes to purple
and crimson, the richest colors pre
dominating in positioos fully open to
the sun, and at that season it is con
spicuous among herbaceous subjects.
The colored stems and leaves are
often prized when cut for associating
with flowers or other utmun tinted
The principal objections to Ipomeas
or Morning Glories ls their excessive
seeding and their propensity to ^de
generate. After these plants have
been once raised, volunteers appear
year after year, proving troublesome
Weeds. The fine varieties, too, when
not highly cultivated, speedily lose
most of their beauty. There are.
however, hardy perennial varieties of
the Ipomea which grow from tubers
aiid seed so sparingly as to be free
irom the first objection. A native
North American, known as the Wild
Potato Vine, or Man of the Earth,
has a large tuber and produces white
flowers four to six inches in diameter,
which, even on sunny days, remain
open until noon, and In cloudy weath
er all day. An effective combination
may be made by planting this with
the Moonflower, which, however, is
not hardy, but easily raised from
cuttings. The white flowers of the
Man of the Earth by day are as strik
ing as those of the Moon vine by
There is a tuberous Mexican Ipo
mea, hardy in the Central United
States, which produces large flowers
of light blue, and from tho West In
dies there comes a seedling of bril
liant scarlet. By combining the white,
scarlet and blue on the background
of dark green, r singularly beautiful
display may be made.
There is a hardy passion vine, too,
which may be used for porches, walls
and rock-work. The cypress vine
and the wild cucumber are well
adapted for covering unsightly ob
jects, but both seed very freely. The
Maderla vine is preferable to either,
but Its tubers do not endure our win
ters, and should be taken up in the
Some people never crack a joke
without damaging lt.
Lots of our good intentions die
from lack of nourishment.
You can nail a He, but even thai
won't always keep it down.
Where a spring opening is an
nounced, the women will always drop
The emergencies that we are pre
pared for are generally those that
don't turn up.
When a girl speaks of a fellow as
a perfect bear, it's a pretty good sign
that he has been hugging her.-Phil
One more unfortunate
Falls on the green.
Take it up tenderly.
Handle with care!
Fashioned too slenderly
For the wild air.
"That conductor wasn't very con
siderate of people's feelings."
"No, hu'd tell a man with a wooden
leg to 'step lively.' " - New York
WHEN THEY TAKE ON A BLUE
Little Clarence-"Pa, what is a
'Blue Grass widow?' "
Mr. Callipers-"Why, a grass wid
ow who failed to get alimony, I sup
pose, my son."-Puck.
NO TERMINAL FACILITIES.
"They say Harold Coddlngton has
"Impossible! Could an angle
worm have water on the knee?"
Crawford-"So your wife doesn't
make mince pies any more?"
Crabshaw-"No. She uses all the
odds an;l ends around the house as
trimmings for her hat."-Puck.
TOO MUCH OF A RISK.
"I have a chance to marry an old
man who has lots of money."
"Why don't you?"
"He hasn't any had habits, and
comes of a long-lived family."-Chi
"A woman in Connecticut ran a
needle in :o her finger, and the other
day it caiae out at her elbow."
"That's nothing. My wife swal
lowed a needle and two days later had
a stitch in her side." - Cleveland
FORGOT AND FORGAVE.
"I tell you, sir, kissing the hand
that smites you is nothing to what
I saw in the hotel this morning."
"What was that?"
"The porter blacking the boots
that had kicked him last night."--?
NOT MUCH OF A DAY.
Lady - "What! 'Thirty-eight
cents for a dozen of eggs! Why.
that's moro than three cents Xor one
Grocer-"Well, mum, you must re
member that one egg is a whole day's
work for one hen."-Cleveland Lead?
IN THE FIGHTING BELT.
"May I ask you a question?"
"Why is everybody in this section
mixed up in a-feud?"
"Well, tobuddy keers to take
chances on beinc an innocent by
"Say, ma," queried litte Ida In
nitt, "why do women always cry at
"The mai ried ones cry, my dear,
because they know how it ls them
selves, and the unmarried ones be
cause they don't," replied Mr3. In?
The Wom?n (who is rather talk
ative, to her husband, who has been
standing silently before her for some
time)-"Well, what are you looking
at me like that for?"
The Man-"I was only thinking
how pretty you look with your mouth
Bhut!"-New York Journal,
"Lucky do?, that man Bosworth.'1
"Has he come into a fortune?"
"No, he has secured a certificate
from his doctor showing that he has
organic heart trouble. When an in
surance agenr. attacks him hereafter
he will merely have to show his cer?
WHERE DEBATE RAGED.
"It must have been a terrible strain
to go through the fierceness of tariff
debate in Was hington."
"Of course, " answered the states
man, "duty in Washington had its
hardships; but they were nothing
compared to the chances I'd have tak
en if I had gone home and miied into
tho tariff debate at Bill Stiggins'
Gunner-"You look worried to
death, old man."
Guyer-"Can't help it. My wife is j
up to her neck in debt."
Gunner-"Oh, cheer up, it might be
Guyer-"How could it b*?"
Gunner-"Wny, if she is only up
to her neck in debt that means sae
bas settled for her summer hat and !
that means a gi eat deal these days." I
The Struggles of the Sex.
One woman lias been elected su
perintendent of the board of educa
tion in Chicago, a great victory for
the sex, but another in Middletown,
this State, who started in driving:
hack is a rank failure because she
can't say "giddap," but compromises
by telling the torse to "begin" or .
"proceed."-New York Herald,
Over a large e::tent of Russian ter
ritory German Is the commercial lan
Ho?se?iold A??airs. p
COVER FOR MEDICINE TUMBLER.
Ii you have "not regular medicine
glasses with glass lids, the best cov
ers J.or them round circles of stiff
pasteboard, laey are cheap, easily
prepared, noiseless and can be thrown
out when even slightly soiled.
Should, there be several glasses of
medicine to take in succession, have
In tt e centre of one disc a single red
star, in the second, two stars, and on
the third three. The proper rotation
is thus easily followed by changing
after each dose. When a spoon is
used to mark the glass it may fall off.
-New York Press.
A handy laundry bag is made as
follows: From denim, ticking or heavy
unbleached muslin cut out a piece 20
x36 inches; cut another piece 22x30
inches. This latter piece is the front
and is slightly wider to make a pouch.
The back Is longer than the front, the
extra length falling over the rod,
forming a flap. The bottom is but
toned together so that the clothes
may fall out when the buttons are un
fastened, instead of taking out at the
top. Fasten the top to a curtain rod,
whlch^ may be placed on the back of
the closet door.-New York World.
A pleasing occupation for the ver
anda is the decoration of bedroom
towels. Soiling does not harm them
as it might a finer piece of work acci
dentally left in the dust, and it is in
dustry that calls-for little skill.
Scalloping the hems In buttonhole
stitch will add a daintiness to a plain
towel and the design can be quite
easily marked by using the end of a
spool of cotton and a pencil.
Monograms pr a simple convention
al figure may be embroidered above
the hems If within the skill of the
worker. The buttonholing alone,
however, is very pretty.-New Haven
HANDY CLOTHES HANGER.
The woman who is wondering how
she will dispose of her clothes in the
shallow cupboard of the hotel or
boarding house where she is to spend
the summer should buy several of the
new clothes hangers that will hold
five different garments in the space
usually occupied by one.
This hanger ls an upright nickeled
rod, supplied with a hook at the up
per end to fasten it to shelf or rod,
and a smaller one at the bottom on
which to hang blouse or skirt.
Between the upper and lower hooks
are four horizontal rods, graduating
in size from top to bottom. Each rod
has a hook at the end. With such a
hanger five articles could be hung one
above the other and removed without
lifting off all the rest, as is the usual
method in crowded closet space.
Two rods set at proper distance
apart in the closet will act as a skirt
or waist support and keep the gar
ments- in good shape. - New York
j, H f NTS fOfC ttl E ll
A pinch of borax added to the wat
er in which dish towels are to be
washed noakes them white and soft.
Any brickwork rinsed off with am
monia and water and then carefully
dried will be wonderfully brightened
by the process.
Never put thin glassware Into hot
water bottom first, as it Is apt to
crack from sudden expansion. Slip
it in edgewise.
Have you ever tried adding a tea
spoonful of paraffin to every gallon
of water when bolling white clothes?
It is said to be excellent for removing
A supply of little things such as
safety pins, needles, hatpins, pins,
buttons, tape and thread kept always
on hand can add the greatest amount
of comfort to one's days.
If Jellies are becoming candied,
ccver them with a quarter of an Inch
of pulverized sugar, -underneath the
paper, and they will remain in good
condition, even for years,
The torn place, missing button,
ripped seam or pulled buttonhole
should all be carefully attended to
before putting a garment In the wash.
The stitch in time not only saves nine
but often helps to keep" money in the
bank by saving an entire garment.
Remember good tools make rapid
work. If you do not own a good
knife sharpener, which you can use
to improve your steel blades, not ruin
them, as is the usual amateur sharp
ener's method, make arrangements
for your knives to be sharpened by a
professional every two weeks.
Dish cloths cannot be kept clean
without daily boiling. They should
not only be washed out thoroughly
after each meal and hung in the sun
to dry, but once a day, or without fall
every other day, should be bolled in
water to which has been added wash
ing soda or a tablespoonful of kero
Soft shell crabs are good only when
freshly caught, as the shells harden
after twenty-four hours. Remove the
sand bags and the shaggy bits from
the side, then wash and wipe; sprin
kle with salt and pepper; roll in
bread crumbs, then in egg, then in
crumbs; fry in smoking hot lard, or,
much better, in good olive oil.
Doctor Hale a Boy at Eighty.
An example of Edward Everett
Hale's light-heartedness Is told in
Woman's Home Companion. One day
when he was about eighty years old
he and I boarded a surface car in
New York. The car was crowded,
but a lad promptly arose and gave
him his seat. "Thank you, my boy,"
said Hale with great heartiness. "I'll
do as much for you some day when
you are eighty-if I'm around then."
Tulane University realized an en
dowment, fund of $1,000,000 last
ANYHOW, WE HAVI
NORTHCLIFFE TELLS \
German Preparations of To-day 1
Gonfict With France-Britai
ings of Leaders Fail Full:
Chicago. - In an interview pub
lished here Lord Northcliffe, manag
ing owner of a London newspaper, de
clares there is great danger of war
between Germany and Great Britain.
"The Americans are so busy," said
Lord Northcliffe, "with the affairs of
their own gigantic continent that they
have not the time to devote to the
study of European politics, which are
more kaleidoscopic in their changes
than are those of the United States.
"There is an impression in this
country that some hostility exists be
tween the people of Great Britain and
of -united Germany. I know the
Germans intimately. From childhood
I have traveled extensively through
out most of the German States. I
have many German family connec
tions, and I venture to say that out
side the usual body of Anglophobes
one meets in every country there Is
little hostility to the British on the
part of the Germans.
"And. on the other hand, there Is
In England no dislike of Germany.
Au contraire, our statesmen are
adapting German legislation to our
needs, and If Imitation be the sin
cerest form of flattery the Germans
must be well pleased with our pro
posed reproduction of their working
men's insurance, their labor bureau,
and a great many other legislative
improvements that, it appears to me,
would be just as vital to the United
States as they seem to be to Great
"Why, then, If so happy a state of
affairs exists between the two na-1
tlons. should there be any section of
people in England to suggest the pos
sibility of war? Turn back to 1869.
Was there any friction between
France and Prussia? There was no
hostility on either side. But any
reader of Bussche's Bismarck or stan
dard authority on the great Germau
Empire builder will acknowledge
there was immense preparation on
the part of Germany-a preparation j
"that was kept secret as far as possi
ble, and which also, as far as possible.1
FRENCH JURY JUSTIFIES I
In A^ony From Asthma, Sha Had
His Love by Ending He
* ? Spectator In Teai
X .. .J.-"A man whose wife ?9 dying
of an agonizing disease ls justified ia
killing her to put an end to her suffer
ing if she Implores him to do so."
So a jury, perhaps rather emo
tional, decided in the Court of Assizes
here, and acquitted Edmond Baudin,
who, at her prayer, shot and killed
his wife on January 31 last.
Mme. Baudin had been afflicted
with asthma for years. It gripped
her throat, it was a weight on her
lung3, it stopped her breath. She
begged her husband to aid her by
killing her quickly to rid her of the
affection that was slowly throttling
Baudin, a mechanic, thirty-nine
years old, a rough and plain spoken
man, sought to justify his act with
words as straightforward as they
were made dramatic.
Tears streamed from his eyes while
he testified. The Jurors also wept,
and the women In the courtroom were
The presiding judge, who disap
proved of the jury's verdict, re
"For the moment the bandage on
the eves of justice was a handker
"My wife, whom I loved dearly,
had suffered fearfully from asthma,"
Baudin testified. "She could not
sleep. If she laid her head on the
pillow she would cry: 'I am choking!
In the name of the good God, end my
misery! Let me die!'
"On the night she-she died she
was suffering intensely," Eaudin went
on between sobs. "The medicine she
was taking was nearly exhausted.
M 'I will go and get you some more
John Davidson's Body Taken Out
Ten Miles From the Cornish Coast.
London.-The recently recovered
body of the poet John Davidson was
burled at sea ten miles off the Cornish
village of Mousehole.
The body was conveyed from shore
in a ship's lifeboat.
John Davidson, a poet whose work
though highly esteemed by a fer.' cul
tivated persons failed of general ap
preciation and so of a paying market,
disappeared from his home on March
23, and a document that he left
indicated that he intended suicide.
Colonel George Harvey's collarbone
was broken in an automobile accident
at Manahawkin, N. J.
Y. Uchida, Japanese Ambassador
to Austria, is to succeed Duron Taka
hlra at Washington, D. C.
Prince and Princess Kuni of Japan
were the guests of Dr. Takamine at
Merrlwold Park, Sullivan County,
Dr. Norman Hansen, a prominent
Danish physician, says that Dr. Cook
told him that Commander Peary took
forcible possession of his (Dr. Cook's)
house and supplies at Annotok.
iTHE POLAR STAR
G. William?, in the Indianapolis News.
jfflY HE FEARS WAR
Like Those Which Preceded the
n Not Aroused Yet-Warn
7 to Awaken the People. .
is being kept secret by Germany to
"As to that which is transpiring in
the German shipbuilding yards, we
more or less know that by 1912 Ger
many, in sbips of the super-Dread
nought class, will be the equal of
"If we were In your position, able
to grow our own food on our own
acres, it wou'.d matter little to us if
we had merely an ornamental navy.
But how few Americans realizo that
our food is brought to us from Aus
tralia, Canada, much of it from the
city of Chicago, and your Western
wheat fields, irom the Argentine Re
public-nearly all of lt from over the
"We have the official figures of the
German naval program up to 1912,
which are serious enough, but we
know that these figures are just as
inaccurate as were the figures made
public by Germany prior to the Fran
co-Prussian war of 1871.
"America is a nation of optimists
-England a nation of pessimists.
"America should produce great art
ists, great musicians, great statesmen
-you have the material.
"Theodore Roosevelt is one of the
few men of this or any age great
enough to say what he thinks. Eu
rope has no one like him.
? "John D. Rockefeller could make
no better use of his vast wealth than
the founding of your wonderful uni
versity. You should appreciate your
rich men-men like J. Pierpont Mor
gan-for the wise use of their mill
"You really are a marvelous peo
ple," he exclaimed, "marvelous for
your conservatism. You talk about
the income tax as though it was
something new and daring. Why, we
had our discussion of the income tax
in the time of Queen Elizabeth.
"The American press is a great
educational force, lt exerts untold
power for the uplifting of the public.
It ls the function of a paper to edu
(ILLING SUFFERING WIFE
Begged Her Husband lo Prcvo
p Llfe--Jucigt, Jury and
.3 at tbs Recital.
medicine,' I said.
" 'No,' she said, 'buy no more med
icine. You know we are poor. I am
gone. Medicine will do me no good.
I BUifer! Oh, how I suffer!
" 'But pay no more for medicine. I
have cost you too much money al
" 'If you love me, put me out of
my misery. Prove your love and let
me leave you. Kill me! If you were
a determined man you would not see
me suffer as I do.'
"I was maddened by the sight of
her agony," Baudin ended. "I seized
a revolver with which I intended to
defend our home; I shot her in the
head; she died instantly.
"I determined then to kill myself,
but I thought of my sister, the only
other being who depends on me. I
went to Bee my sister, She wep.. out
told me I should surrender myself to
the police, which I did at once."
When Baudin finished his testi
mony, given v/Ith unaffected eiaotion,
all in the court were in tears.
Following him. Dr. Dupre, a dis
tinguished alienist, testified that Bau
din is perfectly sane. But, said
Dupre, be was incited to his fatal act
by the stronger will of his wire. Pity
for her, directed by her will, led him
to shoot her.
As Baudin left the courtroom a
free man the crowd applauded him.
The question whether it is morally
justifiable to end the suffering of
those who are bound to die of a mor
tal dissase has been discussed in this
country. Of course it was decided
that such an act, whether Inspired by
love or pity, is murder.
Depth of 200 Feet.
Quincy, Mass.-With one excep
tion, the fleet of six submarine boats
constructed by the Electric Boat Com
pany for thc Government Jiave com
pleted all tests and will "be turned
over to the naval officials in the
Charlestown Navy Yard. As a class,
tba submarines broke all records for
submergence, reaching a depth of 200
fest. The Snapper, at Provincetown,
was in the course of her twenty-four
hour test, this being the only per
formance lacking in the fleet figures.
The Field of Sports.
Mr. C. Vanderbilt's sloop Aurora
won the last race of the season In the
sixty-five-foot class of sloops, under
the auspices of the Larchmont Yacht
At Wheaton Charles Evans, Jr.,
defeated Robert Gardner, the new
amateur golf champion, in the play
off of the tie for the low qualifying
There is a movement in the Marine
Corps in Washington for a broader
development in athletics than has
hitherto characterized the life of the
IN OUR BANKS. .
How Can This Vast Amount Ba
Kept Out of the Hands cf Wall
Says Herbert N. Cassen cf the
American banker in a lucid article in
If I may be permitted to condense
the profession of a banker into a sin
gle seutence, I would say that it is
his business to gather in the surplus
money of a community, and then to
lend it to those capitalists who oro
doing most, by means of factories,
buildings, railroads, steamships and
so forth to promote the prosperity cf
Whoever deposits money in a bank
helps the whole community to the ex
tent of that money. He transforms
his idle dollars into an active social
force. He helps to give himself em
ployment, if he is a wage-worker, or
adds to his sale if he is a merchant.
All this he dees through the work bf
the banker, who is in reality a sort
of financial engineer who enables a
community to use for its own benefit
the power wh.'ch lt creates, and which
would otherwise be frittered away
Whoever sets traps for the banker,
therefore, is making war upon the
community as a whole. No matter
whether he comes as a burglar by
night, with a stick of dynamite and a
jimmy, or as a Wall Street gambler
by day, with a bundle of semi-worth
less stock and a scheme to get some
thing for nothing, he is a social en
emy of the most dangerous and de
structive breed. If he succeeds he
has not only deprived people of their
property, he has weakened the foun
dation of confidence and co-operation
upon which the whole community is
Here is the United Stater our 20,
000 bankers have gathered up our
surplus money until at the present
time it amounts to the stupendous to
tal of $13,000,000,000. They are the
caretakers of this money, and fur
thermore, they are the men who de
cide how this money shall be invested.
They have the power to distribute the
savings of 85,000,000 people, either
among legitimate capitalists, who will
put it to a good use, or among get
rich-quick speculators, who will risk
it on a throw of the Wall Street dice.
Thirteen billion dollars! This is
the greatest accumulation of wealth
in a single country that the human
race has ever known! It is twice'as
much as all the gold in the world,
and-a thousand millions more.
Whose money is it? It is the
money of the common people who
have put it into the banks for safe
keeping. It Is the money of Smith,
The grocer, and Jones, the liveryman,
and Brown, the docto., and Wilson,
the farmer, and Miss Morgan, the
dressmaker. It is your money and
mine. That Is why this question of
protecting the banks from the stock
gamblers has become so important'to
those of us who are neither bankers
nor gamblers, and why it is so neces
sary to place the plain facts before
the American people in^uch a way
that every man and woman can un?
The American Minister at Buenos
Ayres has informed the Department
of State that the final date for recep
tion of applications from American
manufacturers for space in the Inter
national Railway and Transportation
Exposition has been postponed until
October 15. In Daily Reports for
July 30 announcement was made, by
authority of the Argentine Minister
at Washington, that the date for re
ceiving applications has been extend
ed to September 1. The further ex
tension secured by the American Min
ister will give manufacturers who
have not applied time to arrange for
space at this exposition. The minis
ter advises that li applications for
1000 square meters of space be re
ceived from American manufacturers
the United States will be given a sep
arate exhibit, carrying unlimited time
for space applications. The minister
urgently recommends this exposition
to Americans, and especially manu
facturers of novelties, railway and
tramway equipment and appliances,
signal system, cattle, mall and refrigt
erating cars, ventilating apparatus,
steam and electric machines and ma?
chinery, tools for shops, etc. For the
agricultural section of the exposition
harvesting and other agricultural ma
chinery, exhibits shewing production,
preparation and preservation of fruits
are recommended. The minister fur
ther reports that he has secured the
consent of the Argentine authorities
to arrange for protecting novelties
exhibited from fraudulent registra
tion of trademarks prevalent there.
Oaily Consular Reports,
Being pursued by g farmer and his
three sr~s ufter being caught in the
chicken yard, a young colored person
had just made up his mind that he
was not eluding his followers as
quickly as might be, when a long
eared Jack rabbit jumped up from the
roadside and started down the. road
ahead of him. The would-be cuicken
thief had run a few hundred feet fur
ther when the farmer and his boys
were astonished to hear the negro
shout, in a voice that quavered with
fright, though unrestrained: "Say,
for de Lord's sake, you rabbit, get
out ob de way and let some one run
who can run."-Argonaut.
"1 want to get this cheek cashed,"
said the young matron, appearing at
the window of the paying teller.
"Yes, madam. You must endorso
It, though," explained the teller.
"Why, my husband isent lt to me.
He is away on business," she said.
"Yes, madam. Just, endorse it;
sign it on the back so we will know,
and your husband will know we paid
it to you."
She went to the desk against the
wall and in a few moments presented
the check, having written on its back,
"Your loving wife, Edith."-Bellman.
Great Britain has 500,000 horses
avafable for the purposes of war