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-.-life*-'— SELECTION OF GOOD LAYERS Not Unusual for Well-Conducted Farm to Secure Average of 200 Eggs Per Hen Per Year. After the incubator the next most important development In this indus try has been the breeding by careful selection of races cf hens that are ex ceptional layers, says an exchange. It is not unusual for a well-conducted farm to average nearly 200 eggs per pen per year, and the tendency is to Improve upon this figure. Several years ago in Australia an egg-laying contest was held extending over an entire year, a great number of breeds being pitted against each other, and the average of the' winning pen of six pullets, averaging from seven to twelve months old, was 218 eggs per hen for the year. At many of the Prize VVinners. experiment stations in this country Similar tests are conducted from time to time, and it Is not unusual for one pen of selected fowls to produce an average of 250 eggs apiece, while the record for individual hens, a much Sisputed honor, is considerably above that figure. The Orpingtons appear to be quite as good layers as any other breed. The Brown Leghorns, while not quite so prolific layers, require relatively small rations and therefore Are considered very economical egg producers. A good layer will produce five or six times her weight each year. GOOD FARM POULTRY HOUSE Minnesota Woman Gives Description of Open-Front Style of Structure for Chickens. Our main henhouse is built of hem lock boards. The open-front style of house is liked best, and the one shown In the illustration cost about 60 cents per running foot, writes Mrs. D. E. Grover of Freeborn County, Minn., In Homestead. This house is 50 feet long. 8 feet high in front, 4*4 feet in the back and 11 feet wide. In every 20-foot pen a section of the front It hinged to let down to admit fresh air, JJJ j 1 . vJni^ -UJsHlar Section of Cheap Poultry House. the Inside covered with netting te keep the hens in. The cut shows only 20 feet of this house. A heavy prepared roofing paper is more economical than shingles on these rather flat roofs. The shingles rot quickly, and leak quicker than they decay. The sides are covered with a cheaper grade of roofing. The sun gets into these narrower houses better in winter than would be possi ble with wider ones, and we find the more sun the more eggs and health ier fowls. Every day, unless stormy, the front is let down, and plenty of fresh, pure air is obtained without draft. Practical Egg Farming. I raise poultry chiefly for the profit In the sale of eggs for commercial pur poses. My stock is all single-comb white leghorns, and I have not tried to make a breed, says a writer in Bal timore American. I started four years ago by getting eggs from a man who had raised White Leghorns on a large scale for 27 years on the same farm. I started with four 360-egg machines, and now have eight, and shall increase to ten next spring. I have learned something about hen raising, 1 find that you cannot get your hen knowl edge from books, papers or other peo ple, but must knock it out of your own experience. Keep Poultry House Dry. It has been said that a dry hen can not be frozen to death. Her coat of warm feathers protects her. For this reason it Is more Important to have a dry poultry house than a warm one. Keep out the rain and dampness and the hens will fare well. Clean the Dropping Boards. If dropping boards are used, clean them often and add dust, which will act as an absorbent. If no dropping boards are used, have boards placed around underneath the roosts to keep the manure from being mixed with the litter. Add a layer of dry earth every few days. This compost should be removed at stated intervals. Winter-Raised Chicks. Money cannot always be made from chicks hatched during the winter months, when eggs are high, fertility is poor and when it is necessary to j>ut considerable expense on brooder houses and equipment in o’der to rear the chicks successfully during the cold •weather. Coll Before Winter. One thing the poultry keeper should not neglect to do before putting the ilock into winter quarters, and that is to cull SELECT GOOD LAYING STOCK Use of Trap Nests Is Sure V/ay to Determine Which Are Layers and Which Are Drones. In keeping chickens much depends on the breeding stock. There are sev eral advertised methods of telling what hens will produce eggs that will hatch out good layers, but about the safes way is to use eggs from hens that are known to be hardy. The only absolutely sure way of making selec tion for breeding stock, according to the experts of the Maine agricultural station, is by means of data obtained from the use of trap nests. Only In vestigators and an occasional poultry man, however, can afford the equip ment and the expense involved in operating trap nests, but every poui tryman can, by observing his young stock during the fall, select the pul lets that are beginning to lay and ob tain for the next season's breeding a pen of birds with the function of egg production strongly developed. The work done by the pullets from September to February or March Is a pretty good Indication of their use fulness, and their eggs are available for breeding during the pullet year. While the chickens from such eggs are generally not so large at maturity as those from older hens, they do not appear to lack constitution or "'eor and there is no apparent reason why they are not desirable for breeding purposes. Pullets which begin laying first or the ones that start when quite young are generally the best breeders. It is not the largest birds of any particular breed that are the best, but usually the medium-sized fowls. Early laying Is an Indication of a strong bird; by using the eggs from such fowls, it will not take long to produce a strain of layers that will fill the egg basket In winter, as well as in the early spring. A good layer usually has a long body and is especially wide and deep in fluff. EXCELLENT GATE FOR FOWLS Eliminates Nuisance of Chasing Chick* ens That Have Escaped From the Poultry Yard. In order to reduce the nuisance of having to chase hens that have es caped from the poultry yard, the de vice Illustrated herewith will be found Entrance for Hens. highly satisfactory, says American Ag riculturist. It consists of a frame set in the poultry fence. From the top, two doors, each hollowed out toward the center, are hung by freely moving hinges or leather straps. The hen walking along the outside will see this opening and push her way through. The doors will fall of their own weight behind her. For Healthy Fowls. If you would have healthy fowls you should not feed or water them In filthy vessels, nor should the feed be thrown among the filth for the fowls to pick at. If the feed Is a mash it should be fed In a clean re ceptacle and If grain it should be strewn on a board of some other clean place. Keep One Breed. Unless you are a specialist and have plenty of time and equipment, do not try to keep more than one breed. Chickens are difficult to confine during the breeding season on the average place. Mixing will result, unless the fowls are closely confined and watched, especially If you have neigh bors with chickens. Hen’s Comfort. An essential to the hen's comfort In cold weather is a floor where no drafts are felt. While you are repairing the chicken house, bank it up well on the outside, and If the floor Is of earth, make sure to have it higher inside than the ground without. Pullets for Laying. The pullets that are well grown and developed early will be the ones that will fill the egg basket when prices are high this fall and winter. A lit tle extra cars now will get them to laying a month or two earlier than they will if left to develop without it. To Prevent Flying. To prevent chickens flying over the fence a good plan is to cut the Inner web of about five of the long flight feathers so U> ;y cannot hold against the air. This is much better than clip ping the wings, which destroys the ap pearance of the fowl. IkHSI Get all the leaves you can for the scratching pens. We need new breeds when the are better than the ones we have. Lice prevent hens from laying and young chicks from thr’ving. Milk-fed chicks h?ve become a standard fancy meat product on some city produce markets How hens do lihe sweet apples! G~ys for them, too. Share them be tween the hens and pig®- lf you have any little potatoes, the hens can make good use of them. Boil them up soft, and feed a ration now and then The April-hatched pullets should n v be laying They certainly are, If they have been given the proper feed and care. It is not good policy to allow the young and old stock to run together, and the cockerels should be separated from the outlets. f^ONLOOKIBE HIS NEW PmUWHT I've done quit worryln’ over things; I've fretted over all this earth. An' laid awake to think o' klnga That had to aklp for all they'* worth. I've set up nights to Agger out The way the country ought to run— An' nothin’ took th’ rightabout For all th* worryln' I’ve done. I’ve done stopped worryln’ over crop#— I got th' headache over wheat An' corn an' rye an’ oats an’ hops; I'd talk to ever' one I'd meet About th' things that worried me. An’ how I feared hard luck would hlt- Alt', honest, fur as I can see I never changed things—not a bit! I've done stopped worryln’ over how Th' politicians play their tricks: Tou don’t get me to worry now ■ About th* nation's politics. I reckon I’ve put In more time Jest worrvin' about this land. It didn't help. I tell you, I’m A-takln' quite another stand. I've done quit w-orryln' over wealth, An’ sun an’ rain an' wind an' snow. An’ symioms of my failin' health. An’ where to stay, an' where to go. Why. all til' things that worries us Will stay right with us all our days* An' most o' which we fret an' fuss Don't never happen anyways! Tho Cautious Lover. The young law student, having pro. posed and having been accepted, ob serves that the party of the second) part Is looking up at him with an ext pedant air and that her lips are In vitingly pursed. "One moment, darling," he begs, l and takes some paper and a fountain! pen from his pocket. She waits and watches In bewilderment until he askst her to sign the following document: "Be it known by these presents, that I, Luclle Peachy, spinster, for and In consideration of valuable prop erty this day Intrusted to my care, to wlt: the heart of Coke Blackstone, bachelor, do hereby sell, give, barter, trade, exchange, deliver and tender to the said Coke Blackstone, one buss, smack or salute, the same being) given, sold, bartered, traded, ext changed, delivered and tendered olj my own free will and accord, and) without any undue suasion, duress, re straint or compulsion. And I do here by bind myself, my heirs, successors and assigns to freely and fully return to the said Coke Blackstone, his heirs, successors or assigns, the said valu able property, to-wit: One heart, In case I shall demand. Insist or request of him the said kiss, buss, smack or salute. Witness my hand and seal this day of , 191— Well, Weill “My husband,” say 9 the first lady, “married me for my beauty; be didn't marry me for my money.” "Yes.” sweetly rfplles the second woman. "Well, my husband married me for my money—and I've still gotj my money, which Is more than car be said of some people’s bessty.* A Plea. O, friends, by this one thing. I'd choos* To have your friendship well displayed! Please keep your flngerß off the bruise My enemy unkindly made Better Than Usual. "I liked that Bhow immensely," saya the first man, as they come away from the musical comedy. "Liked It?" growls the second man. "Why, there wasn't a single Joke In it.” "I know. That’s what made It good. If there had been a Joke It would have been at least fifty years old.” A Phi 31. "Yes," says Mrs Mix tt, "our Henry Is very comfortable there at college. He writes ub that la situated very nicely.” “Is he boarding In a good place?’ isks the caller. "He isn't boarding He and a lot of the students are living <n one of the maternity bouses." Crafty Man. "Saw your wife down street tht morning. She said she was going t* select your Christmas present." "1 suspected as muen, so I told mt cigar man to put some of my favoritt cigars in a box with a pretty plcturi on the lid " The Gambler’s Face. "That man over there has such e cool, unmoved expression," observes the mt.n with tbe discouraged balr. "CojI?” repeats the. man with the gold tooth. “Cool? It's easy for him to be cool. It Is said that he Is a shady character.” USEFUL HOUSE AIDS AMMONIA, SODA AND TURPEN TINE GOOD CLEANING AGENTS. Pour Hot Water and Ammonia Down a Greasy Sink— Bathing in Soda Will Reduce Temperature—Nu merous Other Hints. Ammonia, turpentine, soda and a couple of clean cloths do not sound much, but they are the thrifty house wife s good, reliable friends. If one washes cut glass and discolored sil ver with clean hot water and a little ammonia the change Is wonderful. Pour hot water and ammonia down a greasy sink and at night cover the drain with either baking or washing soda. Throw washing soda In the basin of the toilet occasionally, wheth er you think it needs It or not. Use ammonia lavishly in the scrub water, especially during house clean ing times, for paint, bed slats or stained windows; It makes them shine beautifully with little labor. Sweep carpets and malting thorough ly, then go over them with a soft cloth and a weak solution of am monia water, and they will be much improved. Change tbe water fre quently. Nothing cleans hair brushes like, ammonia water and a tiny lump oft soda. Vinegar bottles may be cleared ot stains instantly by dropping into them' an egg shell broken fine, a lump of! soda, a few drops of ammonia; fill) partly with warm water, shake, then behold the result! If bitten by an Insect put a few] drops of ammonia In cold water, and apply the solution with absorbent cot ton; keep tbe part wet until the sore ness disappears. Bathing In a weak warm solution ofj soda will reduce the temperature; a little soda added to the water in which vegetables are cooked will! make them much tweeter and morej tender in a shorter time than when) not used. Soda and ammonia softens the wa-i ter for all purposes; use soda freelyl to cleanse all milk vessels, and espe-j daily infants' bottles. How moths dislike turpentine! 11] you put a little on vjol articles, wrapj them in lay them in aj dark place, you need have no anxiety] about moths; they will keep away. ' Turpentine and soap will remove) fresh paint from almost any fabric;) turpentine alone applied to grease or, old paint spots will usually remove' them without trouble; turpentine wtllj take dried paint from glass. A few drops of turpentine added toj a boiler of clothes will whiten them.j but remember it Is inflammable, so, do not be reckless. A little turpentine on flannel well rubbed removes dirt from patent leather, and If not too far gone re stores the shine. Ivory articles, dark and discolored, will be restored to their former beauty If rubbed with turpentlno on flannel* or absorbent cotton. Furnlturo which has been wateri stained or scratched may be much ira-i proved If rubbed with turpentine and| oil In equal proportions; linseed oil] Is preferable; apply It with a piece oft absorbent cotton, then polish with a clean piece of soft chamois. Celery Jelly. The flavor of celery is missed In, fruit salads, yet It 1b not desirable to ( order the vegetable. Its place may be] supplied as follows: Cover two cups, celery cut In pieces with one pint hoti water, add few slices of onion, two. sprigs of parsley, and season to taste.j Let simmer about an hour and strain, through cheesecloth. Add to the li quid two tablespoons of gelatin, soft-, ened In one-fourth cup cold water and, the Juice of one large lemon. Strain again Into large platter wet in cold water. When cold cut Into squares and add to the salad. Creamed Peach Tapioca. Cook one heaping tablespoon of tapi oca (the kind that requires no soak-j Ing) In one pint of milk In double boil er about fifteen minutes Take four or five peaches, peel and cut In t Jeceg. Put Into buttered pudding dish, ;.dd the, stones to give better flavor. Beat one] egg, add two heaping tablespoons of! sugar, one quarter teaspoon of salt and' stir into the milk. Remove at once from the fire and pour over the peach es. Bake In moderate oven till peaches are done (about one-half hour). Good hot or cold. Bacon and Fried Apples. Choose tart, well-flavored apples, rut them acrosg in half-inch slices ana; carefully remove the core part from each slice. Cut as many thin slices of bacon as there are slices of ap ple, fry the bacon In its own fat until very crisp and place on a hot dish. Fry the apples In the bacon fat until ] quite brown; drain and lay them on | the slices of meat. Bprlnkle with a ] little sugar and serve. Raisin Wine. 801 l two gallons of soft water for j half an hour. Then put Into a stone I Jar two pounds of sugar, two pounds ] cloned raisins; the r'.ndr of two leia- ; ona and the Juice of four Pour the boiling water over the raisins, sugar, j etc., cover and let stand for six days. ] S*-aln and bottle. In two or three j weeks it will be fit for use and prove a cooling and pleasing drink. Foamy Fruit Sauce. Put three tablespoonfuls of apricot ; marmalade, the juice of one lemon ] and one cupful of boiling water into 1 a saucepan Bring to tbe boiling point, sweeten to taste and stir In one ] scant tablespoonful of arrow root dis- ; solved In a little cold water. 801 l for j five minutes and pour It over the stif- j fly-beaten white of one egg Serve at j once. Cracker Pudding. Eighteen crackers soaked In one quart milk until soft and baked three- ] fo...rhs of an hour. Serve with sauce made as follows: One pint water ; thickened with two tablespoons flour j or cornstarch, one cup augar, small piece of butter, flavoring Cook In double boiler. Remove from store and stir in one beaten egg UNCLE SAM PURSUING A MINISTER s / ' - v:'.'- I i iQWufi!. i mVpri Mfciii I i*! 5 ' T ih BOSTON. MASS. —The federal authorities are still seeking for Rev Nor man Plass, president of the Redeenable Investment company whose offi ces were raided by them recently beciuse it was accused of being an Ille gal "get-rlch-quick” concern. The maiager was arrested but Plass escaped and is believed to he in British Columbia. Plass Is a graduate of Williams college and of the Yale Divinity school, has held pastorates In Detroit and other cities and was president of Washburn college In Topeka, Kan., from 1902 to 1908. $190,000 FOR A BED Top Price Paid by Stephen Mar chand for Bedstead. Maeslve Piece of Ebony Bought by American—Carvings Alone Coet $64,000 —Masonic Affair In French Collection. London.—Nowadays bedsteads arc comparatively cheap, and 1100 Is con sidered a big price for even a rich man to spend on a couch whereon he may pass away In comfort his sleep ing hours. Occasionally, however, a millionaire will spend a few hundreds or thousands of pounds on the furnishing of bis bed chamber and he will not be satisfied unless the bedstead equals In splendor the bedsteads to be found In the world’s royal palaces. Stephen Marchand. an American of vast wealth, made up his mind to pos sess the most expensively fitted l>ed- PIGS AND COWS ARE OUSTED Sleek, Fat Hog Is Supplanted hy Wheeze and Gaa of Joy Car—Ani mals to Background. New York. —Not even the pig can escape the onward march of the auto mobile. The Mount Holly (N. J.) porker has heard ltß honk nnd has smelled Its horrible odor and fled to the background and oblivion. Where once the thrifty patrons of husbandry were wont to gape and marvel at tbe sleek, fat sides of the prize hog between races at the Mount Holly fair, hereafter will reign su preme the wheeze and the gas of the Joy car. The officials have ruled that no more cattle or ptgs are to be shown at the Mount Holly fair, because the space they used to occupy Is demand ed by the automobiles Menellk’a News Agency. Adis, Abeba.—The Abyssinian gov eminent announces that It. has found ed s correspondence office under the ministry of foreign affairs for the dis semination of authoritative official in telllgence concerning Abyssinia. Parasol a Wireless Phone. Omaha, Neb. —Using a parasol ; frame as an antenna. Dr. Frederick i Mlllener, an electrical engineer, per fected a wireless telephone which ] worked well In a "try-out.” DESTINY BY SCIENTIFIC MEANS Measurements Will Bhow What Career You Are Most Buited For— Instruments Not Nsw. Pittsburg.—The general system of mental and physical diagnosis of Dr. Watson L. Savage, head of the depart ment of health of tbe Carnegie Tech nical Institute, Is destined to revolu tionise educational methods. Dr. Sav age believes, also he Is sure It will better the health and increase per sonal effectiveness In all walks of Ufa when it Is generally practiced. Dr. Savage means to size up a stu dent by measuring him with fine In strument* from head to toes. A cer tain type of mouth and throat, charted after infinitesimally fine measure ments, may show that the Btwjent should become a elergymaan. Taken In connection with other measure menu of head and Internal organs they will promise a career for him as ■ ward politician. Measurements will show whether chamber In the two hemispheres, and with this purpose In view he spent not less than *IOO,OOO on a bedstead alone. It was constructed of massive ebony, with elaboiute carvings of solid Ivory and Inlaid with gold filigree. At the head of the bedstead was a huge trophy cut from one solid piece of ivory. A special Journey was taken to Africa to obtain a massive tusk for the purpose. The bedstead was made by a large firm In Parts and It occupied tbe finest artisans of France for over two years before It was completed. The hang ings were of a special purple damask, costing nearly *25 n yard. Mr. Marchand's bedchamber, which was of elliptical form and measured 76 feet by 22 feet, had Its wall paneled with elaborately carved enrlcbmenta In the style of Louis XV., costing no leas a sum than *6-1,000. "Tho celling of this apartment was carved and decorated by Parisian artists who were paid *19.- 350. A rich lxmdon lady, a year or two NEW TYPES OF RIVER BOATS Steady, Successful Navigation Is Now Assured—lntroduce New German Oil Engine. St. Louis.—lt is stated that a com pany actively Interested in the navi gation of (he Missouri river between St. Ix>uts and Kansas City will not only Introduce propellers on a vessel now in preparation, hut also employ the oil engine that, invented In Ger many, has made rapid progress In that country and Is to be employed on a liner of the first-class A survey of navigation as now conducted Im presses tho fact that the material Im provements in the size, speed and gen eral attractiveness of vessels have been on the oceuns and lakes, says the Globe-Democrat. In no case have permanent deep channels failed to lead to the enlargement of the boats used and to add to the comfort3 of the passage. At the same time safety has been promoted, and there are few places where a sense of se curity Is better Justified than on an ocean liner with Its steel hull In com partments and Its wireless instru ments communicating with other ships within a range of hundreds of miles Bluee lake channels were deepened, by government appropria tions, from six feet to more than twenty, the type o. vessels has been the student should bend his efforts on learning to be a farmer or lawyer, physician or a civil engineer or a banker; whether in play hours he should p'.ay ball or billiards. Tbe old method of sounding a man's chest to atcertuln If he has a good pair of linjs, thrusting the lingers in the sid* to see if one’s liver is all right, listening to the heart and other stereotyped forms of ascertaining a mac's conii'tion, he says, are back numbers Measurement* are the thing and he proposes to show that Instru ments will verify his opinion. And the Instruments which he will use are not new to tbe scientific world. Dr. Savage in one examination pro poses to tell the student just what he should not do—not so much what he should do. He says there Is Just as much difference in the appearance of the human heart as there Is In the human face. As for diet, what might be the ruination of one man would be tnst the thing for another. tego. spent over ’50.000 In furnishing her bedchamber. The carpet—a grand, hand-tied purple Axmlnster —cost *7,- 500. The chairs and other furniture are of solid, carved ivory, with ebony and gold Inlay. The toilet fittings are of oriental alabaster and cost some hun dreds of pounds. In the center of the room Is a Cochin China table, inlaid with mother of pearl and worth *750. The bedstead Is of brass, inlaid with fine pearls, and at the head is an artificial landscape of crystal. Ivory, amber, pearls and other stones. The bedchambers In the palaces of Turkey are nvjst magnificent and the majority of the royal couches within them are worth small fortunes. When the German empress once vis ited the ex-sultan Abdul Hamid a room was placed at her disposal which con tained a bedstead constructed entirely of solid silver, artistically chased in many elegant designs. The curtains which surrounded It were of oriental material and design, heavily embroi dered with gold. The shah of Persia possesses one ot tho finest bedchambers In existence. Its Bulte of furniture Is manufactured from Ivory and Inlaid with gold and precious stones. The curtains and cur tain hangers are of the flneat Brussels] net. Interwoven with silk. The chef d’oeuvre of the whole apart-; ment la the bedstead. It is composed, entirely of crystal and delicately chased fountains on the sides eject Jets) of scented water at the will of the oe-l cupant. Above the bed Is a huge, chandelier, which, when lighted, looks like a mass of monster diamonds, all re flecting their brilliance at the same time. i In the French state collection of fur niture there Is a Masonic bedstead, surmounted by a large canopy, it is of extraordinary height and Is ornament ed with some of tho most delicate carv ing it Is possible for the hand of man to turn out. Tho Freuch government has had several tempting offers for this beautiful couch, and It refused, some Lime ago, 15,000 guineas for 1L WIAGISTRATF PICKS THE ACO New York Justice, Instructed by De tective, Proves to Be Apt Pupil in Monte Game. New York.—The singular prowess of Ah Sin, th.fcieathen Chinee of It ret Harte's ccVbrated poem In playtna “tho game he did not understand.*' was matched by Magistrate Freschl in the Yorkvllle night court Defectives Cassassa and McKenna, of police headquarters, brought beforsi him Edward McAllister and John Le*i ver, whom Uiey caught when they raided a three-card monte game ! Sixth avenue and Twenty-eighth street Detective Cassassa tried to explain) the game to the magistrate, who stilll looked puzzled. Finally Caseassa put three cards on the desk before the Judge. “Now, your honor, pick out the ace." he said. The magistrate did. Cassassa wan surprised, to put It mildly. He dealt the cards again. The magistrate again pointed to tho ace. Then he did it a third time. Heaped for the majesty of the law prevented Cassassa from acting as llret Harte's characters did under similar circumstances toward Ah Bin. When the laughter in court had sub sided Magistrate Freachl fined McAl> lister $lO. Leaver woa dlicharged. greatly enlarged, the speed increased and the facilities for loading and un loading bettered much more than ten fold. As yet little has been done for a| permanent deep channel in the Mis souri, but the appropriation for thej work in the latest rivers and harbor*, bill is encouraging and insures a be-j ginning on the right scale. Riven boats of anew pattern will come In, when a channel Is assured, as has been the case on the Rhine and nu merous other rivers of Europe. Two steamboats recently lost in the Mis sissippi river by striking the bank or other obstruction, would not have gone to the bottom if provided with steel compartment hulls. Existing river boats have been built on the old models, and the uncertainty In the depth of channels has been a barrier to a general spirit of Improvement. Steel construction, propellers, turbines, and a speed of over twenty miles an hour have become an old story on ocean and lakes. Little that Is new has been tested on the rivers. But In tbu light of what has been accom plished in Europe, the steady, success ful navigation of rivers is not a prob lem at all, but an assured thing. A demonstration of Improved navigation on the so-called Intractable Missouri would be a fine siart for new river conditions. Painted Wife's Face. lxmdon.—At Blackburn a clerk named James Ramsbottom was sum moned by his wife for assault and de sertion. The complainant, a good looking, fashionably-dressed young woman, said her husband was Intol erably Jealous. On one occasion he asked her If she painted her face and when she replied "No,” he blacked: her face with boot polish. Some time afterward he painted her. face and neck with green enamel an<| then spent two and a half hours re moving It with petrol. For Coronation Plumes. London. —A movement has been started lu South Africa with the ob ject of securing special recognition for ostrich feathers by making the plumes, with the approval of King George and Queen Mary, the prevail ing fashion at the coronation. It la suggested that Queen Mary sboula be requested to accept an ostrich fan as an expression of loyalty from Cape Colony.