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FEAR THE MANCHINEEL
POISONOUS TREE 18 DREADED
BY AFRICAN NATIVE8.
It» Sap Deadly to Humanity, and Peo
ple of the Country Take Precau
tions When They Seek Shel
ter Beneath It.
Everywhere the manchlneel bears
the reputation of being a most dan
gerous tree, In the shade whereof it
is never safe to rest. This evil repu
tation has it« origin in the poisonous
qualities of the sap and fruit of a
tree of this kind found in Africa—the
arborescent euphorbia. This tree has
a magnificent but most peculiar ap
pearance, and the thickness of Its fo
liage, which wholly excludes the sun,
seems to Invite the traveler to rest
beneath its branches. The negroes
have a way of taking advantage of
the delightfully cool shade, and at the
same time avoiding the danger from
the poisonous droppings of the tree.
They erect a thatched roof below the
lowest branches, and then repose in
peace and security.
Tremaux, the French explorer, has
perhaps given the best account of
these aboresc.ent euphorbias. While
taking a view of Cacane, he asked
one of his negroes who stood near
him to seat himself under a great
eupherbia that stood in the fore
ground. At first the native hesitated;
then after a while he decided to yield,
but not without raising his eyes many
times iu apprehension toward the
branches of the tree.
The Frenchman was about to olimb
upon a rock to break off a branch,
but the negro seeing him approach
fled in terror from the shade of the
deadly tree, gesticulating wildly and
giving utterance to termB the foreign
er could not understand. The man's
gestures, however, and a few Arabic
words uttered by one of the bystand
ers, "Do you mean to die?" made the
explorer understand that In touching
the tree he was running a serious
risk.
But the thing was done, and the
broken branch in the Frenchman's
hand. Immediately a' milky fluid
flowed forth, in much greater quantity
than he could have imagined from
what he knew of these plants in other
countries, covering his clothes and
penetrating even to his skin.
The features and gestures of the
negroes expressed their fear. They
made the traveler understand that if
the white juice touched one of the
numerous wounds which he at that
time had on his body he would die,
and that It was dangerous even to
let it touch the skin.
It is with this juice that certain of
the African tribes poison their weap
ons lü order to make the wounds in
flicted thereby mortal. They first
thicken it until it acquires the con
sistency of paste. Then they dip in it
the points or blades of the weapons
they wish to poison.
Trees of this kind are often 24 feet
In diameter and 70 feet in circumfer
ence. The greatest height is 24 feet.
The trunk and large branches are of
hard wood; the smaller branches con
sist mostly of pith and parenchyma,
sustained by a slender woody fiber.
Making the Nation's Money.
The government of the United States
last year made money at the rate of
$4,812,734 a day, the total of bills
printed amounting to the neat little
sum of $1,443,820,320. There were just
848,129,172 separate bills, ranging
from the lowly $1 to the mighty $10,
000 note, few, however, of the latter—
perhaps a couple of dray loads. If
these notes were laid end to end they
would reach nearly twice around the
globe; or, should the government
choose to spread them on the ground,
they would cover an area of 1,550
acres. But should stacking be pre
ferred, the last note, when placed,
would be something like 27 miles from
the earth. The cubic contents of
the pile of notes printed in a year
are about 17,000 cubic feet. It costs
the government $9.25 a thousand to
print these notes, the cost for the
yearly issue being $3,690,000.—Har
per's Weekly.
Rich Land Owned by Indians.
Land which was absolutely forced
on the Snake Indians in the Creek
country, Oklahoma, is proving the
source of inestimable riches, owing to
the discoveries in that section by oil
prospectors. So far not a dry hole
has been found In this marvelous field,
and on the land of the Snakes are
•cores of rigs engaged in drilling.
About nine years ago the government
decided to allot arbitrarily to the
Snakes. All the good land was gone,
and they gave them allotments In a
section of the Creek nation where the
land was considered worthless. The
federal government set aside 160 acres
for each Snake, the land being classi
fied at $2 an acre. Since oil waa streak
the rights of the Indians have teen
carefully guarded by the department
ef the interior.
Difficult Lesson.
Johnny's teacher had tried in vain
to impress upon his mind that it was
Incorrect to say "have went." As a
last resort she told him to remain
after school and write upon the black
board 100 times the words "I have
gone."
When after much effort the labori
ous task was completed Johnny wait
ed for the teacher, who had left the
room, to return. Finally In despera
tion he wrote beneath his completed
task:
"Miss Smith, I have wrote 1 hare
gone' 100 times and have went home."
HIGH NUMERALS in QUESTION
Daflnlteneaa Not Thoroughly Estab
lished When the System Waa
Frist Introduced.
In ancient times there was no pe
sullar carefulness about the value of
high numerals. The later Latin clas
sical writers differentiated more pre
cisely, though even among them we
find traces of the same looseness
which the Greek atuhors showed, for
instance In the word "myriad," which
meant either ten thousand, or a great
multitude. So the Latin word Mille
itood for "a thousand" or "a large
number," the sense being gathered
lometimes by the case employed In
the governed word. However, the let
ter M was commonly employed to
represent 1,000 in what Is known now
as the Roman Numeration. MM meant
thousands loosely, or two thousand if
Intended to be used precisely. A dash
over the M changed its value from a
thousand to "a million" or probably
to "an exceedingly high number." Two
M's with a dash over both, might read
simply "millions and millions" If ora
torlcally employed or If with precision
simply two millions.
His Embrace Too Ardent.
Pressing his sweetheart in so
tight an embrace that he broke hoi
neck, a lover, after springing ashore
from a steamer by which he had re
turned home unwittingly caused an
unfortunate tragedy on the quayside
at Genoa, Italy, a few days ago. The
daughter of a French officer bad
awaited the arrival of the steamer
bringing her lover from China. The
ship appeared, and the young man
saw his sweetheart waiting for him.
He rushed across the gangway,
clasped the girl In his arms, and sud
denly her eyes closed, while her form
lay heavy in his arms. At first he
thought she had fainted in her joy
at seeing him. Several people stand
ing by went to the young man's as
sistance, while others ran for a doc
tor. But the girl was dead-. In hi«
eager embrace the young man had
pressed her head so tightly that hei
neck broke. When he realized that
she was dead, the distracted lover at
tempted to jump into the water, and
was with great difficulty prevented.
He was removed to the police station,
sobbing: "May the judge be merciful
and sentence me to death, as I do no«
wish to live."
Hsd Flerece Fight With Cheetah.
Attacked by a Cheetah, a Dublin
custom house officer named Graves,
had an alarming experience recent
ly. He was set upon In Rathmlnea,
one of the suburbs, by the cheetah, an
animal of the leopard type found In
India and Africa, which had evident
ly escaped from its captors. He had
his dog and a thick stick with him,
and he succeeded in killing the ani
mal. It was while walking near
Grovenorsquare about midnight that
the strange-looking animal, somewhat
larger than the Irish terrier, suddenly
sprang at him out of a hedge near
some gardens. With a hoarse bark it
gripped his trouser leg near the knee,
tearing the cloth. He shook the ani
mal off, and a fierce struggle then
took place between It and his dog.
Seizing the dog's throat, the cheetah
dragged him towards the hedge, but
Graves caught the cheetah a heavy
blow behind the ear with his stick,
and killed it. The surmise Is that
the animal was brought from abroad
by some resident with the object of
making it a pet.
Gave His Life for Cat.
Trying to save a cat, the mate of
the Hull trawler, Sea Horse, was
drowned off the west coast of Scotland
a few days ago. The vessel was fish
ing off the coast, when the ship's cat,
of which the mate, Ernest Ellis, was
very fond, fell overboard. Ellis leaned
over the ship's side to rescue it, and
the skipper, Edward Durbin, hurry
ing along grasped him by the legs.
The ship gave a lurch, and both skip
per and mate disappeared Into the
water. The skipper and the cat were
saved. Ellis was carried away by the
heavy sea and drowned.
Electric Lighted Binnacle.
A novel type of binnacle provided
with oil lamps as well as electric light
ing is now In use. Both sources of il
lumination are located below the com
pass, the oil lamps being hurricane
proof and so arranged that no smoke
can penetrate Into the compass cham
ber proper, while the electric lights,
contained within the binnacle, are
most accessibly placed and easily
regulated by means of a controlling
switch to give reduced light for taking
night bearings. This binnacle has
been especially constructed for hous
ing a modernized type of the so -called
light card compass, Invented by Sir
William Thomson, and commonly used
In the British navy and merchant
marine.
One Good and Sufficient Reason.
Lawyer (cross examining the wit
ness)—You say your name is Flavius
Josephus Parkinson. Is that right?
Witness—Yes, sir.
Lawyer—How did your parents hap
pen to give you the name of Flavius
Josephus?
Witness—There's only one reason 1
know of, mister.
Lawyer—Please tell the jury what
that is.
Witness—Gentlemen of the jury, 1
happened to be born a boy.
Motherly Admonition.
"Now, Anne, how often have I told
you always to cast your eyes down
when you are in the street? It make*
a good impression, and besides you
sometimes find a cocketbook thai
way"
CHEAP CUTS OF MEAT
PALATABLE AND NUTRITIOUS, IP
ONLY PROPERLY PREPARED.
Some Directions Here by Which the
Good Cook May Easily Cut Down
the Cost of Living Without
Impairing Menu.
Meat may be rather tough and of
ooarse fiber and yet contain more
actual food value than cuts that are
more tender and much higher in price.
But on account of the tougher fiber,
Ignorance or carelessness on the part
of the cook and the deplorable habit
of swallowing food much after the
manner of the reptiles we find these
parts of the animal more difficult to
digest and therefore condemn them.
The good cook, however, will give the
preference to the so-called cheaper
cuts and parts of meats, as she knows
that with them she can develop a
variety of flavors that will charm the
taste at each separate meal even
though the same kind of meat be
served.
Meat Loaves and Molds—These,
when skilfully prepared, are delicious
and served hot with a good gravy or
sauce are preferred by many to a
roast joint, and when sliced cold are
far more tasy than a roast that has
had its juices dried up and the flavor
dissipated.
Veal Loaf No. 1—Chop three and a
half pounds of raw veal very fine, us
ing a wooden bowl and chopping knife
as the meat chopper does not answer
so well for raw meat. Add a slice of
salt pork and chop with the veal, six
crackers, rolled fine, or the same
quantity of bread crumbs; a piece of
butter the size of an egg, salt, pepper,
powdered sage or other savory to suit
the taste and two beaten eggs. Mix
all thoroughly together and pack
tightly in a deep oblong tin, well but
tered. Pour some melted butter over
the top, cover with more crumbs, and
pnt another tin, or buttered paper,
over the top. Bake two hours in a
moderately hot roasting oven. Un
oover and bake the top brown. This
may be served hot or cold, cut In
slices.
Veal Loaf No. 2—Take any pieces
of cold cooked veal; pound of fresh
pork and chop very fine. Add a kitch
en spoonful of bread crumbs, a little
minced parsley, a large onion minced
fine, salt and pepper to taste, a dash
of cayenne, and half a cup of cream
or milk. Mix thoroughly and pack
closely In a buttered bread pan. Lay
a bay leaf and large slice of fat salt
pork on top and bake about forty-five
minutes. It served hot, make a to
mato or mushroom sauce to serve
with It. A brown sauce made of a
few slices of calf's liver fried nicely
and a calf's kidney cooked the same
as chicken giblets makes a nice rich
sauce to serve with veal loaf or
croquettes.
Marbled Veal—Take any piece of
cold cooked veal; season to taste and
pound in a mortar or in chopping bowl
with wooden potato masher. Moisten
with a little Worcestershire sauce or
tomato catsup. Skin a cold boiled
calf's tongue, cut up and pound to a
paste, and add a large tablespoonful
of butter, or enough to make a soft
paste. Pack in alternate layers in a
crock ; press down solid and pour
clarified butter over the top. This is
good to slice down for luncheon or
Sunday night supper.
Cherry Moss.
Soak one tablespoonful of granu
lated gelatin in three tablespoonfuls
of cold water five minutes. Add one
fourth cupful of boiling water, and as
soon as gelatin is dissolved add 1 %
cupfuls of dark red canned cherries
(stoned and cut in halves) and one
half cupful of juice drained from the
eanned cherries. When mixture be
gins to thicken add the whites of two
eggs, beaten until stiff, and a few
grains of salt. Turn Into a mold first
dipped In cold water, and chill thor
oughly. Remove from mold to serving
dish and surround with whipped
cream sweetened and flavored with va
nllla. 8prinkle with Jordan almonds,
blanched, cut in shreds lengthwise,
and bak'^1 in a slow oven.
Luncheon Bread.
There is no better way of uslnt
sour milk than In making a spoon
bread after this reoipe: Break an egg
Into two cupfuls of sour milk and then
■ift Into the mixture a generous cupful
of ■ 'alte cornmeal, half a teaspoonful
o alt and half a teaspoonful of soda;
beat this mixture thoroughly. Grease
a pan or dish holding about a quart
and put It on the stove till It Is very
hot; then pour the batter Into It and
bake till a delicate brown In a hot
oven. This will take about a quar
ter of an hour. Serve Immediately
Beef, Italian Style.
Take two pounds of rump, flank or
neck beef, trim off rough edges, wipe
off with a damp cloth and place in a
deep dish. Add a sliced onion, car
rot, turnip and a Bllce of fat salt
pork; add one cup water, one tea
spoonful salt, one-half teaspoon pep
per, cover tightly, place in a moderate
oven three hours. Place meat on plat
ter, add one-fourth cup tomato cat
sup, one-half teaspoon mustard to the
browned juices in the dish, pour over
the meat; serve with boiled macaroni
—E. Morrison.
Cooking Vegetables.
When oooking vegetables remem
ber that all vegetables which grow
above ground should be put Into boil
ing water, and all which grow under
ground In cold water— with the ex
ception of new potatoes.
heredity seen in the hair
Some Views on the Inheritance of the
Color of the Covering of
the Dome.
"When examined under the micro
scope human hair discloses two
kinds cf pigment, and only two, a red
dish yellow and a sepia brown. These
two colors are Independent factors in
heredity and may occur separately or
In combination," writes Gertrude C.
Davenport in the Independent. "The
yellow seems to be a diffuse pigment,
but the brown occurs in granules or
specks. The size and number of the
granules, as well as the intensity of
the pigment, vary In differently col
ored hair. The intensity of the yel
low pigment also varies so as to form
different shades of red, while a com
bination of red with brown gives some
of the more sober shades of red hair.
When the brown pigment Is Intense
It forms black, and if red be present
In such cases It Is completely covered.
"Red hair is best seen when brown
la absent, and when two bright, red
haired people marry all their children
will have red hair, for there will b<;
no brown pigment to cover it over.
On the other hand, when a black or
very dark brown haired person of un
mixed origin marries another with
red hair, none of the children will
have red hair, but If the dark haired
parent In such a union has red hair
In his ancestry, then half of the chil
dren will have red hair. When there
Is red hair In the immediate ancestry
of both parents, although both may
have dark hair, then a few of the
children—three-sixteenths, In the long
run—will have red hair."
"In the blond-to-black series wa
find that the intensity of the hair
color in the offspring does not exceed
that of the darker parent. Thus two
blond-haired parents have only blond
haired children. The parents cannot
transmit what they themselves lack.
When one parent has flaxen hair and
the other light brown, then 50 per
cent of the children will have hair of
a light brown shade. When one par
ent has dark brown or black hair and
the other light brown, then about half
of the children will have dark and
half light brown hair—that is to say ;
half in population of some size. In a
family of only two children It would
be possible to have one dark and one
light haired child, but this would be a
▼ery rare chance Indeed. The collec
tion and interpretation of statistics ol
hair color are complicated by the fact
that the hair of the young is frequent
ly much lighter than In adult life,
while the hair of the adult, when
mixed with gray, is not Infrequently
reported as of a lighter shade than It
really possesses."
Our Rude Language.
There are great differences between
the richness and poorness of words
In the different countries. Japan is
certainly richer in its words than Eug
land. Just for example, we have more
than nine words for the word "I." The
emperor alone calls himself "Chin,"
and all his subjects call themselves
"Watakushi," "Washi," "Ore," "Boku,"
"Sessha," "Soregashi," "Ware," "Yo,"
etcetera, according to the circum
stances. The second or third person
changes as much as the first person,
"I," and all the verbs accordingly.
When I started to learn the English,
first time, I asked my American teach
er, "What shall I call myself before
the emperor?" He said "I;"
"Then what shall I say before my
parents?"
"I."
"What shall I say before my men
friends? And before my women
friends?"
"I."
"I was quite astonished and said:
"How simple, but how rude is the
English language!"—Yoshio Markino
in the Atlantic Magazine.
Red Haired Spinsters Rare.
Though red hair of the Titian
tint remains at least till middle age,
a correspondent points out that until
the other day he had never seen
or heard of a red-haired old maid.
"I know that real red hair in
girls and women is extremely rare
nowadays, and anthropological ex
perts say that the red-haired race
is fast disappearing. A friend to
whom I mentioned my one and only
meeting with a red-haired spinster
there was not an old maid to be found
whose head was crowned with the
real red hair."
A member of the Royal Anthropo
logical Institute said: "I am inclined
to think that few if any girls with the
Titan-tinted hair fail to get married.
Men like them and they are quickly
married. Nowadays red hair is rare
chiefly because only when both par
ents have red hair does the hair of
the child take on the same color. And
a man and woman with red salr rare
ly marry."—London Mail.
Montana Governor's New Home.
Governor McDowell's new house Is
about the homeliest looking home In
town. There is about the place a sort
of restfulness, an invitation to come
in and make yourself at home and
stay awhile. It is a big, rambling,
old fashioned house, with tall pillars
and flat roof, lots of windows and a
cheerful front entrance, all suggestive
of the grand old southern mansion, the
hospitable home.
After all. It is not a cheap looking
house, for It Is made of brick and oth
er masonry, and finished substantial
ly, artistically, and at the same time
without pretence of gaudiness or hint
at the gingerbread effect—It is a
homelike place, just the kind of a
house In which any man would feel
perfectly at ease.—Anaconda Stand
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MONTANA BRIEFS
Butte grows happy as copper prices
creep up.
Mrs. Anna Agoa, well known and es
teemed matron of Butte, died recently.
The Milwaukee road will continue to
push its extension work all over the
state.
The Montana State fair will occur
at Helena, the state capital, Septem
ber 22 to 27.
According to reports, the great Ken
dall mine at Kendall will not be opened
again, for the present, at least
Eight teams of shooters from the
Montana National Guard participated
in the state tournament at Helena this
week.
Rates on grain and other commod
ities taking the same rates will be
reduced to Washington points from
Montana August 10
Ole Oleson, waiter at the Beaver
sawmill camp, near Thompson Falls,
was drowned recently in Beaver creek,
where the went for a swim.
Fire which recently destroyed the
home of Mrs. Martha Miller at Ismay
cremated her baby, which had been
left asleep alone in the house while
the mother went shopping.
The Northern Pacific railway com
pany will test out in the courts the
right of the state to tax the reserva
tions it has made of oil, coal and min
eral rights in lands of which it has
sold the surface rights.
An active campaign is being.carried
on in the state by game wardens in
disarming all aliens in accordance
with a gun license law passed by the
legislature requiring that foreigners
must have a written permit before
they may carry firearms.
A North Coast Limited train on the
Northern Pacific, was held up by three
masked men Saturday night a mile
and a half west ol Homestake and
about 15 miles from Butte. The at
tempt resulted in a farce for the would
be robbers and nothing was secured.
The forest service is receiving bids
for 80,000,000 feet of government tim
ber on the Lolo national forest of Mon
tana. The award of bids will be made
at the expiration of one month, unless
some of the bidders wish further time
to examine the timber, in which case
the award will be delayed an addition
al thirty days.
As the result of a failure of the
stockmen and farmers to subscribe to
the official brand book of Montana
the state board has decided to discon
tinue its publication, which has been
annual. The failure has inspired a con
clusion that the days of the open range
are at end so far as the interest of
the stockmen is concerned.
Mrs. W. I. Higgins of Deer Lodge re
cently visited Butte to solicit funds for
the College of Montana in an effort to
save the college for Deer Lodge and to
thwart the efforts made by Great Falls
to have the institution moved there.
Great Falls has offered $100,000 and
40 acres for a site. Deer Lodge needed
$30,000 to retain the collegt. Of this
amount all but ;fi50U has been secured.
STOCK AND CROP NOTES.
This will be the best season for soft
fruits ever enjoyed by the Wenatchee
valley. It is now practically certain
that $500,000 will be distributed
among the growers before shipping of
winter apples begins.
Owing to the late spring the Yaki
ma hop crop will not be up to the
average, and present estimates place
the total at 20,000 to 22,000 bales.
Current quotations are around 15
cents, but growers are refusing to
contract, anticipating higher prices
later.
The average condition of the apple
and potato crops of the United States
on July 1 was apples, 59.4 per cent,
potatoes 86.2 per cent, according to
statistics recently issued by the agri
cultural department. The Pacific
Northwest states rank well above the
average. Montana, apples 80, pota
toes 94; Idaho, apples 85, potatoes 96;
Washington, apples 83, potatoes 96;
Oregon, apples 87, potatoes 97.
TRAIN HITS TREE—FOUR KILLED
Passengers Have Close Call on Cop
per Country Limited.
Iron Mountain, Mich.—The engineer,
fireman and an unknown man and a
boy were killed, one passenger serious
ly injured and six slightly bruised
when the Copper Country Limited pas
senger train on the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul railroad from Calumet,
Mich., to Chicago struck a tree which
had been blown across the tracks at
Cadeling, Wis. All of the passenger
coaches remained on the tracks.
PERU BANKERS ARRESTED.
Guodoy Brothers of Lima Were Bound
for Panama.
Guayaquil.— Raoul Guodoy and his
brother Gaston, prominent bankers of
Lima, Peru, whose firm failed recently
with a loss estimated at $500,000, were
arrested here on their arrival by
schooner from Caliao. They were pre
pared to embark on another vessel for
Panama.
The Guodoys left Lima immediately
after their failure was announced, on
July 17.
Wreck Near Spokane.
Five men were injured, two proba
bly fatally, Monday, when three cars of
a Milwaukee work train, loaded with
steel girders to be used on the new
Milwaukee freight station, jumped a
faulty switch near the outskirts of the
city, plowed up the earth for 50 yards
and landed on the main line of the
road, tying up traffic for hours.
IDAHO NEWS NOTES
Wednesday, July 30, was University
of Idaho day at the Spirit Lake Chau
tauqua.
The Lewiston -ClarkBton fair will be
held at Lewiston, Idaho, September 29
to October 4.
The Sandpoint city council has by a
vote of five to two reestablished the
redlight district.
Preliminary plans are under way
for the fifth annual Bonner county fair
at Sandpoint, Idaho.
Drilling conterts are to be held Au
gust 16 in connection with the annual
miners' picnic at Kellogg.
J. Kunz Jr. was recently appointed
postmaster at Williamsbury, Baunock
county, Idaho, vice L. Weibel, resigned.
Money has been subscribed aud the
ground leased and St. Maries, Idaho,
will erect buildings and hold a fair
September 17 to 20 .
The constitutionality of the act of
the last legislature creating the state
highway commission is attacked in an
action filed in the district court of
Ada county.
The fire which has been burning
near Matchwood for the last few days
in the slashings is well under control,
due to the work of the Pend Oreille
Timber Protective association.
The expenditure of $200,000 will be
made at once by the Camas Prairie
railroad in the extension and improve
ment of the Lewiston terminals, ac
cording to Superintendent F. N. Finch.
The capital stock of the First Na
tional Bank of Forsyth has been in
creased from $50,000 to $76,000. Tho
Bank of Commerce of Forsyth was or
ganized with a capital stock of $75,000.
The most costly land patent ever
filed in Yellowstone county has beerv
put on record by the Northern Pacific
Railway company. It covers 1,199,
272.85 acres, contains 22,600 words,
and the filing fee is $34.75.
The last wool shipment from the
Snake river country was made Satur
day from Lewiston. Figures show that
20 cars, or approximately 700,000
pounds, have been shipped from Lew
iston country this year.
F. L. Sturm, to whom a franchise
was granted by the Lewiston city coun
cil last December to construct an ur
ban and interurban railway, has
asked for an extension of time to Feb
ruary 1, 1914. The original franchise
expires August 1.
The pump house of the Harrison Wa
ter company was totally destroyed by
fire Monday at noon, and engine and
pump are probably a total loss. The.
fire is supposed to have caught from
a spark from a locomotive which was
switching near there.
Representative French has had up
with the interior department the ques
tion of expediting a large number ofc
land cases that are pending before the
secretary of the interior on appeal and
the delay in consideration of which is
causing great hardship and loss to the
persons involved.
The supreme court, which has been,
in session at Coeur d'Alene City for
four weeks, has adjourned and will
meet again December 1. Judges Sulli
van and Ailshie left for Boise to re
main indefinitely. While in Coeur
d'Alene the court heard aigumen.ts in
27 cases and opinions nave been given
in but two of them as yet. Judge Ail
shie says more decisions will be lorth
coming soon.
Held a "Repair Day."
Several weeks ago an Iowa dealer
notified the farmers of his community
that a certain Saturday would be "Re
pair Day" at his establishment. This
meant, as he further explained, that
this particular Saturday had been set
apart as a day on which ample pro
vision would be made for h&rveatinf
machine repairs for all farmers whe
would make known their wants on
that day. The farmers were urged to
examine their binders, mowers, rakes,
etc., and ascertain what was needed'
in the way of new parts, then come to
the dealer's store on "Repair Day"
and meet a representative of the fac
tory whose machines the dealer
handles, says Farm Implement News.
We are informed that the farmers'
responded freely and when the day
closed the dealer had orders for re
pairs from many farmers who other
wise would have waited until harvest
was at hand, then expected the dealer
to supply their wants immediately.
Just why the dealer thought it neces
sary to have a factory representative
present is not clear, unless he be
lieved that more attention would be
paid to an announcement which prom
ised the service of a factory man.
Good repair service is one of the
chains that bind the farmer's trade to
the dealers establishment, but many
dealers do not realize the importance,
of adopting plans by which their cus
tomers will be supplied with repairs
promptly. They are inclined to take
the position that it is up to the farm
er to order repairs far enough ahead
of the using season to insure the re
quired service. But the wise dealer
knows that farmers are traditionally
careless about repairs. Most of them
wait until the eleventh hour, then
chafe under delay. Yet most of ,them
respond promptly to any sort of re
minders several times a year, and it
make a practice of issuing repair re
minder from the dealer. Some dealers-,
is a highly profitable plan.
Swims Like a Fish.
Portland, Ore.—With hands and feet
bound, Miss Ciaire Farry, a 15-year-old
Portland girl, tonight swam the Wil
lamette river, a distance of about. 600
yards. She did the fe: t in a little
more than 14 minutes.

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