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TO DEFEND TUITION
INCREASE ON FLOOR
ASSEMBLYMAN HAM BRECHT’S AD
MINISTRATION BILL IS
SLATED FOR DEATH.
WILL OFFER AMENDMENTS
Author of Measure Declares Actual
Added Cost to University's
Foreign Students Will
Be $26.
Madison, March 23, 1915.
Assembiyman George Hambrecht
will make a hard fight on the floor of
the house to save his bill providing for
an increase from SIOO to $l6O In the
tuition fee for foreign students, at the
University of Wisconsin. The measure
has been reported out for indefinite
postponement, but Mr. Hambrecht
feels that he has a good cause and
that the measure may be saved.
“The opposition of the un versity to
the proposed increase in tuition fee,”
said Mr. Hambrecht, “is not consistent
with the much discussed policy to keep
the university a school for the poor
man's son. My proposal is made in
the interest of democracy at the state
institution.
“The bill appears to call for an in
crease of SSO. The tuition fee of $l5O
1b to include all incidental fees, so the
increase actually amounts to but $26.
I have offered an amendment to the
bill, which means that in many cases,
the tuition fee will be wiped out. I
propose free scholarships for foreign
students and any outsiders who win
these scholarships will have their full
tuition fee remitted. It seems to me
that by placing a premium on brains,
my bill will result in direct benefits
to the individual foreign student, and
to the Wisconsin boys and girls who
are thrown into association with such
students.”
To Take Up Good Roads.
The question of good roads, in the
shape of highway bills, will come up
before the senate special committee
on highways and the assembly com
mittee on state affairs.
Medical matters will occupy much of
the time of the senate committee on
education and public welfare. The
Tomkins chiropractic bill will be
heard and the committee will have a
hearing on the big medical bill and al
so the Fairchild bill on hydrotherapy.
The former unquestionably will attract
a large attendance at the hearing.
The Martin bill regarding the refer
ence of sites for courthouses to a vote
of the people will come up for another
hearing before the committee on state
affairs on the senate. The Waldron
bill, which would insist on no one en
gaging in street trades before arriving
at the age of manhood, will come up
for a hearing before the assembly
committee on municipalities. The
Heim bill regarding legal notices will
come up before the judiciary commit
tee of the assembly.
Anti-Tipping Bill Passed.
Tipping was dealt a blow in the
senate when the upper house, by a
vote of 27 to 4, passed the Bosshard
unti-tipping bill. Senators Huber,
Perry, Stevens and Tomkins voted
against the measure. If the bill be
comes a law tipping will be made
punishable by a fine of $5 to $25 or
thirty days in jail. The measure now
goes to the assembly.
Senator Bosshard denied that an
anti-tipping law would take its place
with the anti-cigarette law and be
come a dead letter on the statute
book. “Fifty thousand traveling
men,” he said, "will constitute an
army of detectives iu Wisconsin who
will see to it that this law is en
forced. Tipping has become a form
of petty graft. People are tired of
the holdup, but to refuse a tip is to
be subjected to public humiliation.”
County Option Discussed.
County option, as it is involved In
the Jenson bill, 242a, was considered
by the assembly committee on excise
and fees.
The bill provides that the question
of county option, whether people of
the entire state wish to adopt It or
not, shall be submitted to the electors
of the state at the general election in
1916, and if upon that vote a major
ity of the electors vote in favor of
county option, then the law shall be
come effective and counties then, up
on petition of a certain number of the
electors, may vote wet or dry for the
entire county.
Bradley Bill Reconsidered.
The Bradley bill repealing the law
of 1913 appropriating $45,000 for a
physical training equipment at the
La Crosse normal school, was recon
sidered. Mr. Kurtenacker of La
Crosse had moved reconsideration of
Shawano Medics Meet April 14.
Shawano.—The Shawano County-
Medical society will hold its quarterly
meeting in Shawano on April 14. and
a banquet will be given at night. Visi
tors will be taken to the hew $22,000
theater.
Orders Drink: Then Dies.
Racine. —Ted Gargus. a Polish labor
er. walked Into a State street saloon
and ordered a glass of beer. Before the
bartender had served him he fell to
the floor dead. Heart disease.
Takes West Point Examination.
Beloit. —Quartermaster Sergeant Ed
win Crouch, company L. a freshman in
Beloit college has returned from Fort
Sheridan where he took the medical
examination as a candidate for ap
pointment to West Point.
New Church for Menasha.
Neenah. —The Episcopal church con
gregations of Neenah and Menasha
have purchased the M. H. Ballou prop
erty in the latter city, the intention be
ing to er ** * hnPd’ng thereon.
Fai mtrx Win Verdict.
Neenah.—William F. Naulin, a
cheesmaker in the town of Menasha.
charged with underweighing milk
brought to his factory by farmers, was
ordered to pay back $153. that being
the value of the milk, when brought
into court in this cit>.
Gets Order From Africa.
Port Washington. —The Gilson Gas
oline works has received an order for
seven gasoline engines to be shipped
to Delagoa bay. South Arrica.
the vote by which the bill was or
dered to engrossment. Mr. Kurten
acker made a long speech in opposi
tion to the bill in support of his mo
tion to reconsider and was seconded
by Messrs. Gruenewald, Dickie, Of
ster, Whitcomb, Minkly and Falk.
Mr. Bradley opposed the move. Re
consideration was favored 57 to 33
on a roll call.
The senate passed the Fairchild
bill giving the governor power to
make the state militia conform to
the national army in equipment, etc.
Three Bills Killed.
Mr. Nelson’s bill providing that
the Deerfield Poultry association
share in the aid to poultry associa
tions was ordered to engrossment as
was the Shutler bill relating to
county training schools.
Three bills were indefinitely post
poned, Kent’s 71a, providing for a
referendum on the free list book
question in Milwaukee; Mr. Wal
dron's 88a, relating to uniform text
books, and Pieper’s relating to coun
ty training schools.
Passes Lunch Bill.
The assembly passed the Smith
bill authorizing school boards in cit
ies, villages and towns to furnish
luncheon and meals to pupils in pub
lic schools at cost. The bill was op
posed by Assemblyman O’Brien of
Kewaunee and Assemblyman Don
nelly of Milwaukee. It was supported
by Assemblymen Smith, Minkley and
Schroeder of Milwaukee, and Ofstie
of Eau Claire.
The assembly killed the Zinn bill,
prohibiting employment bureaus from
charging persons for whom they get
jobs, a fee for such service. Mr. Zinn,
author of the bill, speaking for it, said
that the employer instead of the em
ploye should pay the employment
agent’s fee. The bill was postponed,
31 to 32.
Engross School Bill.
The Latng bill, appropriating $15,-
000 for thirty high schools in the
state to hold ."inter terms of school
for pupils unable to attend the reg
ular term, was ordered to engross
ment and third reading. The assem
bly adopted a resolution introduced
by Assemblyman Grell of Jefferson
on the death of former Assembly
man C. F. Viebahn of Watertown.
The assembly committee on educa
tion recommended for indefinite post
ponement tho Hambrecht bill increas
ing the tuition fee of nonresident stu
dents at Ihe university of Wisconsin
from SIOO to $l5O a year.
Grant Use of Chamber.
The assembly granted the use of the
assembly chamber to the Madison post
of the G. A. R. for April 3 5 for a cele
bration of the semi-centennial anniver
sary of the battle of Appomatox. Col.
J. A. Watrous of Milwaukee will be the
chief speaker of the celebration. The
special joint committee on investiga
tion of state departments introduced
three bills. One creates a department
of agriculture, a secord creates the
Wisconsin state board of conservation,
and the third combines the office of
state fire marshal with that of state in
surance commissioner and makes the
insurance commissioner ex-officio state
fire marshal. The bill were referred
to the committee on revision.
The Culbertson anti-hazing bill was
ordered engrossed by the senate with
out debate. This bill makes hazers
subject to a fine or jail sentence, and
faculty members must report cases of
hazing or suspected hazing to the pol
ice, and if they do not they are subject
to a fine or imprisonment.
Senator Jennings introduced a bill
providing that in cities of the first class
the mayor, treasurer, controller, com
missioner of public works, city engi
neer, city clerk and members of the
common council and all ward aider
men shall be elected for a four year
term, commencing and after the first |
Tuesday in April, 1916. The senator
also introduced a bill to abolish second
choice voting.
Demand Report of Survey.
The assembly adopted a joint resolu
tion offered by Assemblyman F. L.
McGowan providing that the state
board of public affairs shall file with
the legislature not later than May 1,
its survey of the University of Wis
consin and the state normal schools.
Mr. McGowan said the affairs board
has spent considerable money in its
investigative work, and he considers
it time for the board to file its report.
Predictions are being made that
when the Stemper bill is taken up by
the assembly there will be a call of
the house.
This is made on account of strenu
ous efforts being made by both friends
and opponents of the bill to hold or
gain votes. Each side is determined
to have every member on record and
to do this a call of the house may be
necessary. A change of four votes will
defeat the bill. The antis have been
working day and night trying to get
the needed four votes.
The senate committee on state af
fairs recommended that the Jennings
bill, making election days in Milwau
kee holidays, for indefinite postpone
ment.
Charge Bear With Murder.
* Wausau. —Douglas Grizzly Bear
has been held without bail for trial
at the next term of Marathon county
Circuit court on a charge of murder,
it being alleged he murdered his
wife. Anna Grizzly Bear.
Transfer Salvation Army Head.
Wausau. —Adjutant Hanson of the
local branch of t ie Salvation army,
has been transferred to Ishpeming,
Mich., and Lieut. Lewis of Eau Claire
is to succeed him.
Burglars Break into Saloon.
Kenosha.—Burglars broke into the
saloon of Joseph Orth on the Burling
ton road north of Kenosha and got
away with a wagon load of liquors and
cigars. It is declared that they took
half the stock in the saloon.
Neenah ,I Drys" Plan Campaign.
Neenah.—The we: and dry issue
may be put to another vote here this
spring. A meeting of “drys - was
held recently to disruss advisability
of putting the question to a vote.
Fire to Be Investigated.
T.a Crosse. —J. F. Baker of Madi
son, assistant fire marshal, has been
called here to sift the death of Even
Evensen and the fire which destroyed
his home. Mr. Evensen carried $14.-
000 insurance on Lis property and
left an estate of $17,000.
Large Addition Planned.
Manitowoc. —The American Seat
ing company will bcild a large addi
tion to present buildings here add
ing 14.000 square feet.
THOUSANDS WILL
CULTIVATE BEET
SUGAR MEN SEE GREAT ACTIVITY
IN THE COMING
SEASON.
PRICES RAISED BY THE WAR
Agents of Companies Are Now Getting
Contracts From Owners of Land
Who Will Devote It to
Beet Raising.
Madison.—Six thousand Wisconsin
farmers will plant sugar beets this
season as a result of the increase in
the price of sugar brought about by
the war. Officials interested in the
Menomonee Falls, Chippewa Falls and
Madison sugar plants have announced
that these factories will run. Whether
the factory at Janesville, the fourth
Wisconsin plant, will be started, has
not been announced.
The planting of sugar beets begins
about May 1. Agents of the com
panies are now getting contracts from
the owners of land who will devote it
to beet raising. The average Wiscon
sin farmer plants about three acres of
beets, and each factory can handle the
crop from about 6.000 acres. That
means that 2,000 farmers must be
signed in territory tributary to each
factory. The average yield is eleven
tons per acre and the average price is
$5.50 a ton, delivered at the shipping
point.
The sugar factories will open about
Oct. 1 and will remain In operation
for ninety days. Each Wisconsin plant
represents in outlay about $760,000
for building and equipment.
AWARDED $14,000 DAMAGES
7 Year Old Minnie Extra Wins Against
Chicago and Milwaukee Electric
Company.
Kenosha.—The biggest verdict, in
a personal injury suit ever filed in
Kenosha county, was returned in the
suit of Minnie Extra vs. the Chicago
and Milwaukee Electric railway com
pany. The child is 7 years of age
and lost a foot as a result of being
run down by a car on the lines of the
defendant company.
The jury valued her foot at $14,-
000 and the verdict declared that the
cause of her injury had been negli
gence on the part of the motorman
in charge of the car. The guardian
of the child in his suit had asked for
$30,000.
The verdict was a compromise. At
torneys for the company moved to
have the verdict set aside as exces
sive and declared their intention to
take an appeal to the Supreme court.
BOOSTER CAMPAIGN PLANNED
Palmyra Business Men Appoint Com
mittees to Help Improve
Their Town.
Palmyra.—The Business club plans
a big booster campaign for Palmyra.
A committee was appointed to learn
what could be done to get an electric
light plant. The club voted to make
arrangements for shelter for farmers’
teams, ard rest rooms for women will
be provided. April 19 to 24 was desig
nated as “clean up week.”
Plans were made to celebrate Old
Settlers’ day on June 17. Free band
concerts will be given Saturday even
ings during the summer.
Are Running Full Time.
Ashland. —The veneer plant of the
Kiel Woodenware company of Glid
den, which has operated at Mellen
six years, has resumed its ten hour
run in the mill which was aban
doned immediately after the Euro
pean outbreak. The Foster-Latimer
Lumber company is running day and
night and the tannery at Mellen,
which has been shut down for some
time, resumed operation recently,
getPng hides from South America.
State Banks Prosperous.
Madison.—Resources of state banks
and trust companies at the close of
business March 4 were $247,545,513.88,
a gain of $7,476,796.18 for the period
since Dec. 31, 1914. The increase over
the total resources on the same date
a year ago was $3,400,603.87. There
are now 686 state banking institutions,
an increase of eight since Jan. 1.
Farmers Get More Phones.
Washburn. —Another farmers’ mu
tual telephone company, the fourth
in olraost as many weeks to be
formed in this section, has been or
ganized here.
Neenah Man Heads Trustees.
Neenah. —C. R. Smith of this city
has been elected president of the
board of trustees of the Winnebago
county tuberculosis sanatorium. No
selection of a physician to take
charge of the institution has been
made.
“Suit Clubs” Must Quit.
Racine. —District Attorney Storms
is to dissolve so-called “suit clubs,”
which have been flourishing for some
time past.
Barber Leaves Big Estate
Oshkosh. —Charles Barter, who
died March 9, left an estate valued
at between $175,000 and $200,000.
according to the will, which has just
been filed for probate. The personal
property is estimated at approxi
; mately $160,000. *
Heads Temperance Workers.
Wausao.. —A. R. Bucknam, former
Wausau citixen, has been selected
state superintendent of the Temper
ance federation of Arizona.
Supervisor, 83 Years Old, Dead,
Ripon. —John Grant, one of the old
est members of the county board of
supervisors, is dead at his home here,
at the age of S3 years. Mr. Grant was
a member of the county board twelve
or fifteen years, representing the 4th
ward at Ripon.
Railroad Man Becomes Deputy.
Bamboo.—W- H. Hatch, formerly
with the Northwestern road, has ae
j eepted the position as under .er.ff
! for Sauk county.
FARMERS INCREASE IN STATE
Estimated That One Thousand Havi
Settled in North in Last
Five Years.
Madiion. —Statistics show that the
immigration of farmers in Wisconsin
is increasing enormously, while emi
gration is decreasing proportionately.
This is particularly true of the upper
part of the state.
The principal reason assigned for
this, by agricultural experts, is Wis
consin’s superiority over ether farm
states i.n the average production of
crops to :he acre. It is estimated that
1,000 farmers from other states have
settled in northern Wisconsin in the
last five years. The reason is seen in
the government’s figures covering the
common crops of corn, oats, wheat,
rye, barley, potatoes and hay. Hay is
expressed in hundredweight instead of
tons to equalize values in comparison
with the other products, which are giv
en in bushels. The average production
per acre of the crop is shown as fol
lows:
Upper Wisconsin, 346.3 bushels;
Minnesota, 267.2; lowa, 248.2; Ohio,
247.2; North Dakota, 241.8; Nebraska,
228.4; South Dakota, 226.6; Indiana,
220.2; Kansas, 209.2; Illinois, 199.3;
Texas, 193.3; Oklahoma, 192.6; Mis
souri, 157.5.
DIES OF BULLET WOUNDS
Marion Veterinarian Held Following
His Alleged Shoot’ng of Un
welcome Visitor.
Wausau.—Gustave KL nel, 48, Mar
ion, died at St. Mary’s hospital here
as the result of a wound from a bullet
which penetrated his groin. Dr. G. W.
Krubsack, veterinarian of Marion, who
is under arrest, is alleged to have fired
twice at Kinkel as the latter was leav
ing the back door of the Krubsack
home. Kinkel had been warned by
Krubsack to keep away from his home,
according to Krubsack. On returning
home from a call the veterinarian
found the man leaving the back door
of the Krubsack home, and he is al
leged to have fired two shots from a
revolver. After being brought to the
Wausau hospital, Kinkel is said to
have admitted that he was to blame.
Kinkel was born in Germany, lived at
Marion for several years, and leaves
a wife and three children.
LABOR TROUBLES STOP WORK
Workmen at Marinette Quit When
Non-Union Men Are
Hired.
Marinette.—All work has stopped
on Marinette’s new $150,000 high
school as a result of labor difficul
ties. Workmen who objected to the
employment of non-union labor were
discharged. Later Bert Childs, vice
president of the International Brick
layers and Masons’ union, arrived
here. In anticipation of a general
strike, J. H. Anderson, superinten
dent of the Bailey-Marsh Cos., which
has the contract for the work, laid
off all the men on the job.
CHEESEMEN ELECT HEADS
S. J. Stauffacher Chosen President of
Southern Wisconsin Associa
tion at Monroe,
Monroe. —The following officers
were elected at the close of the annual
convention of the Southern Wisconsin
Cheesemakers and Dairymen’s associa
tion; President, S. J. Stauffacher; vice
president, D. E. Davis; secretary, Her
man Regez; treasurer, Joseph Trumpy,
director, Fred E. Benkert.
According to resolutions adopted,
the state legislature will be petitioned
to enact a bill allowing the manufac
ture of Swiss cheese from partly skim
med milk.
Warden Fathers Essay Contest.
Neenah.—A bird essay contest is
to be conducted here by Deputy
Game Warden H. H. AlbrechL A
gold medal will be awarded to the
boy or girl in any grade school in
Neenah or Menasha offering the best
illustrated essay.
Yeoman Lodge at Oconomowoc.
Oconomowoc. — s * new lodge of Yeo
men nas been formed at Oconomowoc
by State Manager D. C. Voss. Dr.
Russell Jones was elected foreman and
F. R. Poe correspondent.
Invite Mrs. Pennypacker.
La Crosse. —Mrs. Percy V. Penny
packer, president of the National Fed
eration of Women’s clubs, has made a
tentative acceptance of an invitation
to attend the state convention here
next fall.
Kenosha Pioneer Dies.
Kenosha. Mrs. Rebecca Weyhe
Watts aged 82, widow' of the late
Robert Watts and pioneer of Keno
sha county, died at the home of her
daughter.
Shoe Company Dissolves.
Jefferson. —The P. Herlighy Shoe
company, formerly known as the John
Beck company, has dissolved. After
all expenses were paid, stockholders
received 45 cents on the dollar of what
they had paid in.
Farmers' Club Names Officers.
Ashland. —The Barksdale Farmers’
club annual election of officers result
ed as follows: President, Otto Regline;
vice president. William Stocks and sec
retary and treasurer, James Frisbie.
Human Chain Saves Life.
Superior. —A human lifeline, hastily
formed by employes of the Soo line
merchandise dock, saved John Hag
strum. a lumberjack, from death when
he broke through the ice while walk
ing across Superior bay.
Department Now Motorized.
Beloit.—The last step in complete
motorization of Beloit's fire depart
ment was taken here in the sale of the
big team that 'or years has drawn
the hoot and ladder truck.
Towns Plan to Secede.
Superior.—Fearful, it is said, the
! "drys” may be successful in their
| campaign to eliminate saloons from
the city. Allouz and Itasca, which to
| gether make up the Tenth ward, are
i planning a movement to form a separ
| ate corporation.
Kewaskum Plans Homecoming.
Kewaskum. —The Kewaskum Ad
vancement association has decided tc
hold a monster homecoming eel-bra
i tion on July 24 and 25.
WAUSAU PILOT
F ■
Laura Jean Libbeu's
Talks on
Heart Topics
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(Copyright, 1915, by the McClure Newspa
paper Syndicate.)
THE HOUSESHOLD PROBLEM.
On what strange grounds we build our
hopes and fears;
Man's life is* all a mist, and In the dark
our fortunes meet us.
Whether we drive or whether we are
driven.
If ill. ’tis ours: if & ,and, tbo act of
heaven.
To the girl who must make her own
way in the world the choice of occu-
pation, at the out
' set. is a grave
problem indeed. If
she picks up any
r ■ dally paper she
finds columns de-
Toted to the ad
those who are
eager to offer
HH .*•- women in the ca
maids. cooks, and
v f ' general house
' *-C I|r '< & workers. She may
"i find two or three
wlm*f 'V * openings for
s t e n o graphers,
. • " % mentioning, how
ever, that they
must be experienced, which she is
not. No store clerks, factory hands,
milliners’ or dressmakers’ helpers are
wanted.
The only position open to the great
army of young women looking for
work is in households.
She secures a place of this kind aft
er going the rounds, as a last resort.
No matter how amiable the mistress
of the home may be, if she is maid
of all work, the pleasant smile may
lighten her heart, but it will not light
en the burden of work her hands, and
hers alone, must accomplish. Hard
as the toll is, most girls would not
complain if a little sunshine could
drift In now and then to dispel the
gloom of the steady, monotonous
grind. Willfully blind is the mistress,
who cannot see that an injustice is
done to the maid who is refused the
health-giving privilege of an after
noon a week to get out of doors and
breathe God’s free, invigorating sun
shine, and every other Sunday for
herself as well.
It Is the monotony of the work that
causes girls to shrink from engaging
in it. Few mistresses take the trou
ble to consider how pitifully disheart
ening is the houseworker’s lot. Up In
the morning at dawn, ill or well,
through zero winter weather or sum
mer heai, going through the same
duties of getting a hearty breakfast
ready with the utmost dispatch. If the
chops brown occasionally a trifle too
much, the eggs play a joke on the
three-minute process, or the biscuits
refuse to raise quite enough, not one
mistress In fifty is wise enough to
wait until they are alone to Inquire
about it, but takes the maid angrily
to task before the entire family at
the table.
To offset this lonely existence, what
are her pleasures? Visiting her girl
friends on her outing days, and often
er than not helping them in their
tasks, or bringing her hard-earned
wages home to the old folks, who
grow each day more dependent upon
her earnings. People who do not un
derstand set up the cry: “Why don’t
girls who are looking for work take
positions to do general housework,
where their wages are paid regularly
and a roof and good food furnished
them?”
Money, a roof and food furnished
are not everything. Who can blame
the young for craving evenings to
themselves for amusement and the em
ployment which permits them this
felaxation after the day’s labors are
over? Housework would not be dread
ed as an occupation by young girls
If the matter of recreation for them
was entered into and adhered to by
their mistresses. Girls should have
home privileges to make them content
ed. What girl would not appreciate
and be doubly faithful to the good mis
tress who gave her the use of a nice,
neat, plainly furnished sitting room,
to which she could invite her friends
one evening in the week? The girls
and their escorts would be decorous
in their deportment, appreciating the
loan of the family Victrola and the
privilege of enjoying cakes and cof
fee.
The anticipation of such a pleasure
would be something for a girl to look
forward to. Her work would not seem
monotonous. There would be a smile
and a song on her lips instead of a
sigh. If a large number of women
employing maids would enter into
such a compact fer brightening the
lonely lives of the girls working in
their homes, the housemaid problem
would be happily solved with satisfac
tion all around.
ARE MEN PAST FORTY WOOERS?
Flame at the core of the world.
And flame is the Are of the ancient
spheres
The other Is June's to be;
And, oh. there’s a flame that is both
their flames.
It has often been said that if a man
does not marry in his early twenties
he is not apt to wed until late in life,
if he does at all. There’s more than a
grain of truth in such a prophecy. It
is very unusual for a family to urge
a petted son to wed early, no matter
how sweet the girls are with whom he
is thrown in contact “You will have
•lenty of time, later on, to choose,” is
the parental advice.
If he declares he is already in love,
his diplomatic father sends him on a
business trip which most any of the
clerks in his employ could have at
tended to better than he. By adroit
ruses, the young man is kept out of
harm's way until the fervor of his
passion 'las wan 'd. In seeing newer
and prettier faces he forgets the girl
he left behind him. If his heart is of
South African Premier's Offic al Home.
Mr. C. F. Andrews gives this
glimpse of General Botha's house —
Groote Schuur:
“This country house was presented
by Cecil Rhodes (in his will) to the
premier of the South African Union
for the time being, whoever he might
be, and a Boer general was the first
to occupy it. The place is eight miles
out of Capetown, on a spur of Table
mountain. I doubt if there ire many
grander views than that from Groote
Schuur. At the back of the hones
truer mettle, and he writes to his sister
that he cannot forget the maiden of
his dreams, unless the attachment is
greatly to be desired, if he must wed
young, the sisters take pains to intro
duce the girl to other young men quite
as eligible, in the hope that she may
take a fancy to one of them and be
safely wedded : re her brother returns.
No thought ot cruel injustice in this
matter enters tht'r minds. But, all the
same, her brother's love dream is shat
tered. He thinks all women untrue be
cause of the faithlessness of one. He
takes a grim pleasure in attracting
women, flattering them, and riding
away. In the strength and vigor cf his
manhood, women are susceptible to his
fascination aD j are not averse to being
wooed by him.
When a mac has reached forty years
of age, he has his ideals. Unless a
woman is able to teach the tiny silver
cord to which his heart responds, as
if by magic, he lingers by her side
but a short time; laughs with her and
turns away. He is no longer on a love
quest. He simply wants to be amused
by fair women to pass th>* lime away.
He thinks he Is proof against
Cupid’s arrows. There he maket a
grave mistake. At forty, a man's hei rt
is equally as susceptible as it was at
twenty. He is simply waiting for the
right woman to appear. He will woo
her with an ardor which surprises
even himself.
Ho realizes the time that he lost in
single blessedness he can never re
gain. He is not willing to wait a
twelve-month, but presses his suit
with eagerness and haste. He realizes,
though a host of relatives say him
nay, that he needs his own homo and
a wife in it now, if ever. Even the
opinion of his closest friend will have
no power to turn him from his pur
pos. He is aw ire that the most pre
cious possession that comes to a man
in this world is a woman's heart. The
man who has steered clear of mar
riagable women all of his life is very
prone to engage in the love game and
to make a better and more considerate
husband at forty than at twenty.
LOVE CHASERS.
One hour with thee! when sun is set,
Oh, what can teach me to forget
The thankless labors of the day;
The hopes, the wishes—flung away.
There are some girls whom it is
difficult to bring to a realization of
the fact that It is best for a man to
make the first move on love’s checker
board. Modest maidens have been,
and always will be, timid, clinging to
that old-fashioned, but always sweetly
romantic belief, that the right heart
mate is sure to single them out Boon
or late from the rest of tb.G world of
women, and straightway begin a seige
upon their heart.
This girlish day dream is a valuable
armor for unawakened hearts, keep
ing them innocent and pure.
There is another class of young
women who rebel against the old the
ories and defy custom by refusing to
await man’s leisure in beginning the
love quest, and lose no opportunities
in casting about for a suitable mate
If anew acquaintance drops a chance
word that she has a marriageable sin
gle brother, the love chaser does not
stand upon ceremony in her endeavor
to make a bosom friend of the sister
without delay. If someone casually
mentions that this doctor or that law
yer is heart whole and fancy free, she
adroidtly inveigles her gouty old fa
ther to change his doctor for at least
one or two trials.
The unsuspecting head of the house
never imagines for a moment that
there is a motive back when his daugh
ter insists that he must settle some
trifling matter by consulting the
aforementioned young lawyer to con
firm or dispute the judgment of the
parental opinion. Father s suspicion
is not aroused even when his pretty
daughter insists on accompanying him,
donning her Sunday-go-to-meeting
clothes for the visit.
The love chaser inveigles all her
acquaintances into introducing her to &
nice beau, makes the life of the men
folks of her family miserable by eager
ly eyeing the good-looking men whom
they salute in passing, and nagging for
an introduction.
Such girls rarely make good. Men
do not like to behold the evidence of
admiration in a girl’s gaze the first
time they meet her. They do not rel
ish being pressed for a promise to call
soon upon her in the first sentence or
so that falls from her lips after they
have been introduced. Every man
knows full well when he is being
angled for, and with the perverseness
of mankind, will evade the baited trap
at any cost. He concludes, seeing her
so anxious to make an impression on
him, that she is unable to awaken any
other man's heart whom she may have
met.
It brings a warm glow to the heart
of even the most worldly of men to be
able to bring a blush of sweet girlish
confusion because of his presence to
the face of a sweet, bashful maiden.
A man does not want a woman to
teach him love’s subtle art; he feels
confident that he knows quite as much
about the game as she does, probably
much more, in fact.
War-Time Wireless.
In the early days of the war mer
chant vessels of the belligerent nation*
had to cork up their wireless (at least
for sending word as to their wherea
abouts) for fear the enemy’s war ves
sels would pick up the messages. Al
though this danger is now very largely
obviated, the fallowing plan, suggested
by a British writer, for rendering these
“whereabouts” messages safe lo send
even in an enemy’s sea, is perhaps
worth recording. The signaled lati
tudes and longitudes are to be falsified
on each day according to a prearranged
plan. For example, on February 16
the captain of the vessel, after making
his observations, consults his code of
falsifications. He finds that od this
date he is to add 14 degrees to the
latitude and subtract 21 degrees from
the longitude. When these figures are
received at the home office, they are
corrected by means of the same coda
Coming in Throngs.
"My wife is greatly disturbed.”
“What's the trouble?”
“She says the red ants are holding
an old home week in our pantry."—
Louisville Courier-Journal.
the beetling crags of Table moun
tain rise almost perpendicularly to
wards the sky; whilst in front, far
beiow, the blue waters of Table bay
fade away on the horizon. £ walked
out along the side of Table moun
tain, and at every turn of the road
the vision of beauty was fresh and
new; but the most beautiful spot of
all was Grootj Schuur itself. Mrs.
liotha. the general's wife, is devoted
to her home —a deeply religious wom
an. simple and domestic, gentle and
lovable.”
MEASURES TO CONTROL GRASSHOPPER PEST
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Grasshoppers Feeding on Poison—Note That This is Not the Way to Spread
the Balt.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
The more alfalfa fields there are, the
greater will be the plague of grasshop
pers unless measures are adopted to
control the pest. The gn. .shopper, of
course, was known in America long
before alfalfa, but as the country be
comes more settled and the waste
lands and uncultivated fields in which
the Insect breeds grow fewer, the pest
crowds in greater and greater num
bers into the places that are left it.
Since an alfalfa field affords almost
ideal conditions for breeding, to plant
alfalfa is to Invite all the grasshoppers
In the vicinity to come and be merry
at your expense.
In order to breed freely, grasshop
pers require two conditions; first, an
undisturbed soil to hatch their eggs,
and second, a food supply for their
young. The margins of roads and
fences, ditch banks, in fact any waste
land, will do to hatch the eggs, but
with alfalfa or grain at hand for the
eating, the young will not stay long in
their birthplace. Grasshoppers, it is
true, have many natural enemies which
vill be attracted by the abundance of
their prey and thus ultimately afford
che farmer some relief. By that time,
however, the alfalfa crop is likely to
have suffered irreparable damage.
Perhaps the simplest way of fighting
the pest, when this is practical, is to
destroy the eggs. These are deposited
in masses in the late summer and fall.
Inclosed In kidney-shaped pods, in soil
which the grasshopper prefers mod
erately compact and rather damp, but
not actually wet. The young hatch in
spring, reach maturity in the summer
and die when they in their turn have
deposited their eggs. There is only
one generation each year. Throughout
the late fall and winter, therefore, the
farmer has an opportunity to rid him
self of the pest by destroying the
eggs. Plowing, harrowing, disking or
cultivating to a depth of two inches
will do this.
Where the nature of the ground or
other circumstances make this im
practicable, specialists in the depart
ment of agriculture recommend the
use of poison bait. Resort must be
had to the bait early, however, and all
waste and uncultivated land gone
over thoroughly before the young in
sects have devolopi'd sufficiently to
move about freely and feast on the
growing crops. For, as has already
been said, though the grasshoppers
Corn Eaten by Grasshoppers,
may breed In places where they can do
ao harm, they will not spend their
lives there.
A cheap and effective bait is made
by mixing 26 pounds of wheat bran,
one pound of paris green, two quarts
of cheap molasses or Birup, and three
oranges or lemons. The bran and
paria green are first mixed together in
an ordinary washtub or any other con
venient receptacle. The molasses or
sirup is placed In a separate vessel
and the juice of the fruit squeezed into
It, then the skin and pulp are chopped
up finely and added to the molasses
mixture, which is further diluted by
the addition of two gallons of water.
This Is then mixed with the bran and
paris green and enough water added
to make the whole a stiff dough. This
amount of poison is sufficient to treat
from five to ten acres. It must be re
membered, however, that the fruit is
the most important ingredient
In applying the poison it should be
sown broadcast In strips one rod apart
before sunrise in the morning. Broad
casting does away with the risk of poi-
Be Sure of Pedigree.
If you are not sure of a stallion's
pedigree, make his owner prove it in
black and white from the official rec
ords.
Buying Too Much.
We are growing too little and buy
ing too much of both feeds and fer
tilizer.
Buying Milk Utensils.
In buying new milk utensils, see
that all Joints are smoothly soldered.
! soiling stock, poultry or birds and If
care is exercised in this respect there
need be no fear of loss. On a Vermont
farm, for example, several hundred
acres of pasture, which were very bad
ly infested with grasshoppers, wore
treated in this way, and although more
than one hundred valuable pure-bred
Jersey heifers were grazing on the
land throughout the process, no in
stance of poisoning occurred. On the
other hand, where the bait is scattered
In piles or bunches, there may be seri
ous consequences.
Another method of destroying the in
sects Is the use of the hopperdozer.
This consists primarily of a shallow
pan, usually made o* sheet Iron, with a
back about one foot high and a front
r-
On the Trail of Grasshoppers in a
Corn Field.
about two inches high. It Is filled with
water covered with kerosene and
drawn over the field on runners that
can be made of old wagon tires. The
grasshoppers disturbed by its approach
will either jump directly Into the kero
sene and water or against the back
of the hopperdozer, which throws them
Into the poisonous mixture.
Where the conditions are such that
the fields can te quickly inundated
and the water p omptly run off —as Is
frequently done In rice fields—lt Is
possible to drown all the young grass
hoppers If the right moment Is select
ed. As soon as the young begin to run
about flooding does but little good, as
they easily climb to the upper part of
vegetation beyond the reach of the
water. On the whole, the use of some
such poisoned bait as that already de
scribed, will probably be found the
most satisfactory way to control the
pest. Fuller Information In regard to
the matter Is cor.'ained In the recent
publication of the United States de
partment of agriculture’s farmers’
bulletin No. 637, "The Grasshopper
Problem and Alfalfa Culture.”
SOMETHING BESIDES FEEDING
Good Breeding Method*, Exercise and
Proper M nagerrent Are impor
tant Essentials.
Success with hogs depends upon a
great many things besides feeding.
Good breeding methods, exercise and
proper management in every respect
are necessary. Howr-’r, if the hog Is
supplied with the proper amounts of
carbohydrates, proteirs, fats, water,
etc., and is kept free from parasites of
all kinds, much will have been done
to make the handling of hogs in winter
a profitable operation.
BE REGULAR WITH INCUBATOR
Machine Can Be Made to Pay by Care
ful Attention to Lamp, Airing and
Turning Eggs.
There must be method and regtv
larity in running an incubator. If you
insist upon regularity In the time of
filling the lamp, airing and turning the
eggs, and insist upon your mind tell
ing you Just when the right time ar
rives for looking after these small de
tails, there Is not the Hast bit of
doubt but that you will succeed in
making that incubator pay you for the
time spent with 1L
Marking Young Chicks.
One poultryman has a unique way
of marking his chickens. As soon
as they are a day or two old, he cats
off a toe Just far enough back to be
sure to get a!! the nail off, with a
good shears It Is done instantly, and
bleeds very little.
The chickens do not seem to mind
it in the least. Care should be taken
not to cut the toe back too far, aa It
will bleed too much.
Replace Broken Latch.
You'll save time by replacing that
broken latch on the gate with anew
one.
Give Chickens Green Feed.
Chickens relish green stuff. Plant
cabbage stumps in boxes and sink them
in the sand. They will soon furnish
crisp, tender sprouts.
Dressing for Market.
Poultry should be kept off feed 24
hours before being killed and dressed
for market.
Greatest Enemy of Alfalfa.
Fox tail is the greatest enemy o$
alfalfa.

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