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HEADS COUNTY NEWS, MEADE, KANSAS.
THE GARDEN PESTS State Entomologist Reports Un usual Numbers of Plant Lice This Year ARE PROVING DESTRUCTIVE Home Gardeners Advised to Spray Affected Plants With a Solution of Nicotine and Soap. The chinch bug peril hasn't devel oped this year Because of. the late spring, but V. II. Wellhouse of' the University of Kansas entomology de partment reports unusual numbers of aphids,, among which are the common ly Known plant lice and green bugs, in the southeastern part of the state. On a trip about Ottawa, Garnett, In dependence, Chanute, . Eureka, Par sons, Fort Scott, Girard and La Cygne last week Mr. Wellhouse also found the Colorado potato beetle in destruc tive numbers. Aphids and potato beetles are the chief pests the state entomology commission is having to right this' year. Aphids, "black plant lice" and "green bugs" are proving destructive to gardens and Sam J. Hunter, state entomologist and head of the entom ology department of the University, suggests that ' the home gardener spray the affected plants with one of the nicotine solutions to which enough soap has been added to niaRe suds. In low plants, such as bunch beans, the plants must be bent over and the spray applied so It strikes the under side of the leaves nd every insect on them. A cheap hand spray will do the .work in a small garden. A soap solution also is good to ban ish the plant lice. For a small garden, dissolve, one bar of yellow laundry soap in six gallons of hot water. Let cool and hit every insect with the spray. That means spray every par ticle of the plant. ' But if potato beetles or cabbage worms bother, dust the plants with one pound of Paris green mixed with ten pounds of hydrated lime or dry flour. Or, two pounds of finely pow dered lead arsenate may be used in stead of the Paris green. For a few plants the proportions may be one table spoon of Paris green to a quart of lime or cheap flour. The dusting may be done by placing the mixture is .a can with finely perforated bot tom or in a muslin bag and shaking the can or bag over the plants. Paris green and lead arsenate are violent poisons. Keep them out of feach of children or livestock. -K -fc . Buffalo Hunter Dead.-t-Joel Holmes Day, a fanner in Saline county since 1867, is dend at his home in Salina at the age of 85. Buffalo hunting and watching lor Indians was part of his work for several years after coming to Kansas. - Kansas Editor Under Knife. W. G. Anderson, owner and editor of the Free Press, was operated on for ap pendicitis. He is very weak, but he is expected to recover. Sells Hay Thirteen Years Old. W. T. Hines, who owns a 700-acre fnrm near Potter, sold 13-year-old timothy hay recently. It was placed in a hay barn on this farm in 1904 and was in fine condition when he brought it to town. Farmer Hurt in Runaway. Paul Brooks, a young farmer living five miles east of Winfield, was thrown from a wheat binder by a runaway team the other day and was severely cut about the face and neck. He will recover. -K ' For an Oil Field Road. Petitions have been circulated for the building of an 18-foot brick road from Eldorado through Towanda and Augusta to Douglass, a distance of thirty miles. -K Kansas Postmaster Dead. Joseph R. Kerley, 50 years old, who has been postmaster at Peck, Kan., for the past fourteen years, died In a hospital at Wichita after a short iliness. Kansas Farmer Badly Injured. J. F. Henderson, a farmer living near Bur den, was seriously injured recently when thrown out of a buggy in a run away. His recovery is doubtful. . Raze a Wing of Prison. The north cell wing of the Kansas state peni tentiary at Lansing, the oldest por tion of the prison, is being razed in ' preparation for the erection of a mod ern dormitory. This part of the in stitution was built in 1864. It faas been responsible for most of the criti cism directed at the penitentiary by reform workers. The cells are barely four feet wide and the entire structure is antiquated and Insanitary. . Wichita Boy Crowned. Robert Craig, 19-year-old farmer boy, went In bathing in the Big Arkansas river at Wichita and drowned in sight of three companions, who could not swim. Craig waded into a hole made by a sand boat. Arrested for Draft Opposition John Erickson, a Socialist of Wichita, is In jail there because he distributed anti draft literature about the streets the other night His arrest was made upon the request of Captain H. O. llenksmeyer of the local guard. WANTS TO MINE MORE COAL Warden Codding Would Close the State ' ' , Brick Plant in Order to Release Men. So serious has become the situation in regard to coal production that War den Codding will ask permission of the new board of administration to close down one .or two departments at the penitentiary and put all -the men pos sible at work in the prison coal mine. "The mine is not conducive to good discipline," said the warden, "but it is now a question of getting coal, and all other considerations must be shoved to the background for. that." One department that will close, if the warden has his way. Is the brick yard. It takes 500 tons" of coal a month and fifty-five prisoners to oper ate the plant. The brick go into the new buildings at the various state in stitutions. "But we do not get enough for our brick," said the warden. "For in stance, we were only allowed $4 a thousand for them at one institution, while we could probably have sold them right at the prison gate for $7.50. It Is almost a scandal to make brick under such circumstances. If the brick plant is closed down we will save that 500 tons of coal a month. The fifty five brick makers can be put to work in the mine and they will mine 1,700 ;tons of coal a month. This would make 2,200 tons of extra coal we could be piling up each month this summer at the state institutions as a buttress against a coal shortage next winter. It ought to be done by all means and I believe the new board will grant me permission to do 30." The twine plant will be kept In oper ation even though the brick and other departments are closed down. A big purchase of sisal has just been made and the warden wants to manufacture as much twine as possible, "it takes twine to save the crop after we raise it," said he, "and Hoover is pounding Kansas on the back to raise all it can, not only this year, but next and the next. It would be unwise to shut down the twine plant. Everything else at the prison could be closed except the mine and the farm and the men could be used to good advantage in those departments." KANSAS FARMERS SPEED UP Record Acreages of Corn and Sorghum Planted in State This Year, Says Mohler. Every spring crop grown in Kansas has broken every record for acreages the state has ever made. J. C. Moh ler, secretary of the Kansas Board of Agriculture, has compiled the. figures on 'corn and the grain sorghums and they, too, have beuien every record. The corn acreage went to 9,200,000 acres, the largest ever known. Pry and wet weather in different sections of the state have cut down the con dition in some counties, but as a whole it looks like the biggest corn year the state has ever known. The average condition of corn for the state is 73.4 per cent. Until re cently the weather generally has been too cool, and the corn in the main is small and backward. In many east ern counties the soil was for a time entirely too wet, while in nearly all the western counties it has been too dry. Throughout the state much re planting has been necessary, amount ing in the Kaw river counties to more than one-half the area, while now and then comes reports of fields that have been planted as many as thpee and even four times. In the more moist eastern half of the state, where the larger acreages are found, recent warmer weather has been beneficial, although conditions in the western part continue unfavorably dry. For corn, rains would be welcomed in all sections. Cultivation is progressing and as a rule the fields are reported clean of weeds. ' - Ordered to Sue on Bonds. The hoard of county commissioners of Sedgwick county has instructed the county attorney to bring suit against bondsmen in twenty-one cases where bonds have been declared forfeited by the courts. Most of the actions are in liquor cases. , ' Earthquate Is Recorded. The needle on the Kansas university seis mograph quivered recently, indicating a heavy earthquake, which Prof. F. E. Kester estimates centered 6,000 miles away, probably in Italy. Drowned In Smoky Hill River. Lloyd Geoffrey and Alma Etheringtoh, both of prominent families, were drowned near Abilene the other night while canoeing on the Smoky Hill river. The bodies were recovered. Voted Paved Roads. The other night 150. delegates from , along the Pike's Peak-Ocean-to-Ocean Highway In Brown,-Doniphan and Nemaha coun ties voted in favor of paved roads across the three counties. , An Abilene Captalist Dead. Hiland Southworth, a wealthy capitalist at Abilene for twenty-five years, died the other morning after a year's illness. Degrees to 189 Kansas Aggies. Degrees were granted to 189 seniors at the annual graduation exercises of the Kansas State Agricultural College recently. In addition, eight received the degree of master of science and five received professional degrees. W. O. Thompson, president of Ohlc state university, delivered the com mencement address. M ME IffiE SAILOR'S RISE .A a flsV lf f mained an attache at Paris until fbOO, when he was recalled and sent to the Asiatic station, being assigned to duty on the battleship Kentudky. In 19.02 Lieutenant Sims was ordered to the navy department nnd placed In charge of the office of naval practice, ne remaincl there nearly seven years, and It was during this time thae great improvement was made In the navy in gunnery, largely owing to the methods introduced by him. SEES LATIN AMERICA AS ALLY Spcnklng at a special opcn-nlr Liberty Lonn mass meeting under the auspices of the churches of Baltimore, John Barrett, director of the run American Union, said: "That the whole western hemis phere will be directly engaged In the war .before another year passes Is now not only possible, but very probnble. Speaking unofficially, for no one con speak today In this crisis for all America, but bnslng .conclusions on the consistent attitude of the Lntln Amerlcan press and the expressed opinions of Lntln-Amerlcan statesmen, It can be said that, despite the Justi fiable, and even praiseworthy, neu trality of some of the Lntln-Amerlcnn-countries, there Is no question what ever that It now looks as If events would inevitably cause nil of them to align themselves with the United States nnd Is European allies, "The preponderating public eenti- ment everywhere in Latin America 'Is undoubtedly pro-American and ally. The governments remaining neutral cannot bo described as being In' any way under German influence. It may be that it would be far better for the eventual best interests of the United States, Great Britain, France and Italy if they would remain neutrnl. - Certain mighty and irresistible, but almost in tangible, forces and influences of both sentimental and economic character toward a break with Germany nre, however, powerfully nt work everywhere In Latin America, and cannot be checked." COMMANDS MARINES IN FIELD 7i 4 ! Colonel Doyen has long been considered one of the best dlsclplltmrinns In tliij ccrps. He Is nn expert when It comes to machine-gun warfare, nnd he Is one of the officers who hnve.had a prominent part In the orgonlzotion of the machine-gun units of the Marine corps, which are today on a par with the best organizations In the world. The 2,700 officers nnd men In France with Colonel Doyen ore organize I Into companies of 250 men. The command is one almost entirely composed of veterans, nnd It is understood that among the force will be at least one compnny each, of grenade throwers nnd another which will operate the trench mortars. A great many of the men who are under Colonel Doyen are .vet erans of the Dominican, Haitian, nnd Vera Cruz operations. NORTHCLIFFE'S ERRAND COMMERCIAL With the possible exception of Premier Lloyd George, Bnron North cllffe ot the island of Thanct wields more power than any other man in Great Britain. Courageous, resource ful, vigorous in attack and persistent In purpose, Alfred Hnrmsworth prob ably has had more to do with shaping British policies since the war begnn thaV any other Englishman, not ex cluiUng even Lloyd George. Never before has the power of the prew been so strikingly and sweep ingly demonstrated as by the career of Lord orthcllffe. Beginning life as a reporter, In less than thirty year he Is now fifty-one Alfred Harmsworth has achieved a position unparalleled in the history of Journal ism In the world. Ee Is now the con trolling owner of a string of British newspapers larger in Influence, charac ter and resources than any previous combination In any country. Lord Northcllffe is Intolerant of blundering. Be Is Intolerant of the policy nt "muddling through," and sternly and strongly protests the blundering opera tions which are avoidable. , . Lord Northcliffe comes to the United States on a purely commercial errand and does not succeed Arthur J. Balfour, British foreign minister, as bead of the British mission In the United States In any way. Lord North cliffe will have no diplomatic standing. 7 j7OnW( TO HIGH RANK In recognition of the services ren dered since he went to London to per fect arrangements for joint nnval ac tion of the war vessels of the United States, Great Britain, and France, Rear Admiral William S. Sims has been promoted to be vice admiral. The only other officer of this rank In the navy Is Vice Admiral Dewltt Coffninn, who is second In command of tho At lantic bnttleshlp fleet. Vice Admiral Sims, 1 who Is the ranking American nnval officer abroad) Is In command of the destroyers now operating In European waters. In the period Immediately prcced-" lng the Spanish-American ynr, Ad miral Sims, then a lieutenant, was naval attache nt Paris, and was in trusted with buying ships and supplies for the navy. He spent hundreds of thousands of dollars, keeping In touch with sources ! supply in Europe, and rendered valuuhle service. He re Col. Charles Augustus Doyen, who commands the 2,000 marines inFrnnee, ns n part of the fighting division under MaJ. Geu. John J. Pershing, Is one of the best-known officers of the corps. He Is a veteran of the Philippine cam paigns, of the operations in various ports of the West Indies, nnd In other parts of the world. Until his designa tion ns commander of the marine rcsj ment which accompanied Pershing overseas, Colonel Doyen was In com mand of the Wushlngton, D. C, ma rine barracks. Colonel Doyen U ri native of New Hampshire, nnd was graduated from the United States Naval academy In 18SI. He Is a close friend of Admiral Sims, the commander of the American forces In European waters, nnd during his few years nt sen he nnd Sims were shipmates on the old corvette Swatu ra. Sims was then the ensign nnd Doyen n second lieutenant of mnrlnes. ll v ' rJ i IW i Airy Fabrics ' I - -$v 4 rrpiiK' ' Airy fabrics travel in pnlrs In this year's midsummer frocks. Colored voile nnd swiss organdie, white net colored organdie, net and filmy laces, go hand In hand and refuse to be sep arated. "United we stnnd nnd Invito your consideration," In frocks, parasols and hats and no one will resist the combination of frock and parasol to match made of voile nnd swlss or gandie. , In the picture there Is the union of white net nnd fine blue organdie, In a beautiful afternoon dress, to bring homo this enchanting blending of two transparent fabrics, to our sens of hnrmony. The plain net skirt Is faced up with the organdie In a defcp hem, widened nt the front and back Into two long points. There Is a narrow drop of net nbovo tho organdie hem nnd n wide band of it finished with' the smallest of hem New and Beautiful Blouses Those women who are fortunate enough to know how to embroider may make for themselves the sort of blouses that bring very high prices In the waist shops. The embroidery In silk floss, on crepo georgette or crepe de chine, that appears In some of the smartest blouses, is not tedious. It Is rather easy, to do nnd tho work does not tuke much time; where It Is used the work of putting the blouse togeth er, running in tucks, hemming, etc. Is also done by band. A very new and very beautiful mod el In a blouse of this kind appears In the picture, wade of fine, pure white georgette, with real filet Inser tion In the collur and' cuffs. It Is em bellished with a Jabot of the crepe finished with a filet edging. The lace Is set with a fine embroidered cording. This exquisite line Is used In the collar and cuffs for setting In the insertion Dainty Tea Gowns. The femlnlneeye cannot fail to be attracted to the dainty new tea gowns and boudoir gowns, which were never more lovely than they are this season. There Is a distinct revival of the es sentially feminine, daintily tinted bou doir gowns of flesh-colored georgette crepe or crepe de chine combined with a coatee of wide, sheer lace flouncing. Marabou Trimming for Sweaters. No doubt as a consequence of the high and ever higher price of angora many of the newest sweaters now show a trimming of marabou. Especially at tractive Is a combination of soft brown with a yellow woolen sweater'. There Is no reason why the woman who'ls' cUver enough to knit her own sweat ers should not also be clever enough to devise a marabou trimming from marabou bought by the yard. Travel in Pairs about the middle of the skirt. The orl guiulte points appear, again on the net collar. Only tucks nothing, more, narrow In width, are plnced In groups oi parallel rows on the waist, sleeves belt and poplum. But a row of crochej buttons at each side of the front oi ' tho waist shows that the designee heeds the mandates of fashion even; when creating something entirely new In net frocks. The buttonless dressj might be considered impossible, Ai slip of white or colored organdie 19 to be worn under a frock of thin klndl Cotton voile and swiss organdie are already pledged to' one another ana will meet tho fortunes of life together In other midsummer frocks this season; Laco Is Inconstant and Is found In the company of net nnd voile, organdie and crepo or any pther of th6 sheer mate rials. , WW 1 i t 4 and appears on tho sleeves and dowa each side of tho front. Narrow tucks, In groups of three arc placed down tho front of ihd blouse, three groups on each side. Tw lengths of the filet Insertion are set In the hack with embroidery between, them. It Is the mime design as th( embroidery In the sleeves and Jabot. 1 The second wnist Is of georgette also, but Is machine-made and far less expensive than the hand-made model It has a plaited frill at the front and: Is neatly finished with hemstitching. The sleeves have deep cuffs and tha collar depends upon hemstltcldng for Its ornamentation. This Is a pretty waist for a tuHored skirt or to baj worn with a suit. , An Unusual Pillow. Something really new In the pillow line has been designed for the porcb chnlr or for any cozy kind of chair" that has a hollow at the back achlngi to be filled by a nice crushable plllowi, The beginning of this pillow-is Just like any other square with rounded corners or round, and made of almost any material to correspond with thj rest of the hangings and upholsteryt But here comes the Important parti There Is a toll to this pillow sort of a stole" extension which Is probably about six inches wide and weighted with tassels ant fringe. The Idea of the stole Is a ballast to be thrown over the back of the chair and to hold) the pillow In the most comfortable way by crunching up and not helping to fill the hollows a bit This cushion la particularly good for a willow; chair.