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TELL A MAN'S NATIONALITY By the Way an Egg la Eatsn Ona May Dlacovtr Country From Which Conaumtr Comta From. Sherlock Holmea might have floured thin out. but he did not. The average Englishman will al waya demand bis egg boiled Just three minutes, then he places It In an egg cup Just large enough to comfortably have the egg fit In. taps the top of the hell and removes the broken shell with his fingers. The egg Is eaten a spoonful at a time. A Frenchman, much like the Eng lishman, likes his eggs of three min utes, exactly. He then "peels" them, places them In a glass, stirs and mixes well together with salt, pepper and butter. He makes a practice of dip ping bread Into the mixture and eating It along with the eggs. A Spaniard wouldn't think of letting his eggs boll more than one minute. He then breaks it and lets the contents run into the glass, and consumes It as though he were draughting down a glass of wine. An egg Is only fit In an Italian's es timation when it has been placed in cold water and removed Just as the water begins to boll. He then breaks It, pours It on a plate and proceeds to sop it up with bread. The German, like the Italian, de mands his eggs as near the liquid state as possible. He breaks his eggs In an unsightly cup and scoups the liquid out as though It were soup. The American la about the only one that prefers his eggs boiled hard. When they are served up to him. he knifes them In half, removes the con tents Into a glass, after which he adds a plentiful supply of pepper, butter and salt He then minces the eggs fine, mixing them well with the spices, and eats them with his toast. SHEEP AND DOG IN HARNESS Somewhat Difficult Task Undertaken and Successfully Carried Out by Wisconsin Boy. Teaching a sheep and dog to do teamwork in drawing a cart was the somewhat difficult task undertaken and successfully carried out by the boy shown in the cart. He likewise planned and made the harness, says the Popular Mechanics. The queer -teem t trained for show but Icy Drives Sheep and Dog Together. for use, and when the boy owner, Louis Held, of Lyons, Wis., was asked to lend himself and team aa one of the attractions at a county fair he refused on the grounds that it would worry the sheep and disturb the even temper of the dog. RIDDLES. Why ought a greedy man to wear a plaid waistcoat? To keep a check upon nl stom ach. When does a son not take after his father? When his father leaves him nothing to take. Why do knapsacks resemble band cuffs? Because both are made for tourists (two wrists). What animal would you like to be on a cold day? A little 'otter. Why are strawberries like the let ter "n?" Because they make ice nice. When Is a wall like a fish? When It Is scaled. We travel much, yet pris'ners are, And close confined to boot. We with the swiftest horse keep pace, Tet alwaya go on foot? A pair of spur. What la that which you cannot hold ten minutes, although It la aa light aa a feather? Your breath. What man do ws most admire? Wo-man. e When has a man brown bands? When be' tann'd 'em (tandem) driving. - r Her Soft Answer. "Mary." said a mother to the quick tempered little girl, "you must not get mad and aay naughty things. You should always give a eoft answer." When her little brother provoked ber aa bour afterward, Mary clinched her little fist and said. "Mush!" Watch word. FAVORITE SHADOW PICTURES Illustration Shew How twin and tie phant' Head May Bs Produced Practice Raquirtd. The swan la alwaya a favorite shadow picture. It la made by crook ing the first finger and thumb, and keeping the other finger In a line In order to produce the head. Place the thumb of the second hand against the Swan Shadowgraph. upper part of the arm, and open the fingers elowly, moving the outsretched fingers of the first hand until they touch the tip of the second. The effect of the plucking and preening the feath ers of the wing will. If well and nat urally done; be most realistic. This shadowgraph requires some little prac tice. An elephant's head requires one hand on the top of the other, and a email handkerchief thrown over the Elephant'a Head. wrist so as to fall down In front; the first flBger of the Iqwer hand must act for the trunk, which may be swayed to and fro. LARGE HEAD OF THINKERS They Keep Right on Growing as Long as Brains Are Active Opinion of Expert Given. After 25 humans beings are not sup posed to grow except to put on weight. Increase their waist measure or grow stout all over, but the claim has been made by J. Millot Severn, an English phrenologist, that there are many instances where the human head continues to grow and that men's heads have been known to In crease In size after they were 40 years old. Mr. Severn's claim is of much Interest, regardless of the matter of phrenology, but they are actually new claims, for Dr. J. D. Mege. of Paris, says the brain does not become fully developed until a man Is from forty five to fifty years of ago. Mr. Severn says he has measured the heads of many prominent people from time to time and he has discov ered by means of these measurements that the head continues to grow at a considerably greater age than is generally believed. By taking careful cranial measurements at various times of the same heads he is able to give figures. He has, he says, taken measure ments and examined measurements of more than a hundred thousand heads during the last 25 years, and he has come to the conclusion that Just ao long aa the human brain is active and kept vigorously at work. It develops and the head Increases, In very many Instances, in size. TO ELECTRIFY RUBBER COMB By Rubbing It With Dry Flannel and Suspending by Thread It Will Fol low One's Finger. Electrify a rubber comb by rubbing It briskly with dry flannel. Suspend It as shown by a silk thread previous ly attached to It. When a finger Is Controlling Finger. held uuder it the comb will follow the finger, turning round and round as the hand moves. Popular Electricity, Good by Kiee Now Two Cents. "Good by tickets," price two cents each, are now on aale at the Waterloo railroad station In London. The Lou don and Southwestern Railway com pany decided to levy a tax on the lovers, friends and relatives who come to kiss the company's passenger and shout "Don't forget to write" through the windows of departing trains. The cardboard alip gives entry to the plat form. Using William. "Papa," said William, "I think Mr. Jones la the nicest man In thla neigh borhood." "Jones seems to be all right," the father agreed. "Yes, sir." continued William, "when I was over there last evening be let me use his new lawn mower for balf an bour." i! TRULY WORD OF GOD Inspiration of Bible Can Never Be Doubted by One Who Has Read It. THE Bible was never so thoroughly studied as during the last half century, and It never bad so many readers as today. The amount of writing that Is being done on the Bible at this time Is astonishing, and this fact Is significant of the vitality of Its teaching. But there are writers that analyze the Bible as one might analyze house- by taking It to pieces, and re ferring each several part to its origin. "These pine boards," they would say. "came from Oregon; this flooring oak from Missouri; these nails are of wire, machine made, from Wisconsin Iron; this plaster was made from Illi nois limestone, and Is surface-coated with calcined gypsum from Iowa; this furniture Is mahogany from the West Indies, originally freighted In Ameri can vessels; these are wool nigs, of European weave, and from Scotch sheep." Similarly they would analyze and refer to its "original source" ev ery piece of brlc-a brae, every personal ornament, and every token of affec tion. The one important fact about a house, and the fact lost sight, of in such analysis, is that it Is a home. Hero a young man brought his bride, and they began life together; here ev erything waa consecrated by the ta credness of affection and Is eloquent with devotion: here children were born and Joy abounded; here the aiifsel e-f death entered and tears of sorrow flowed; here hope burned, flickered, and revived; here faith was tried, fidelity proved, and love tested. The analysis of the house is comparatively unimportant. This was a home, and that is the significant fact. Bible a Spiritual Home. The Bible likewise Is both a house and a home. Many writers busy them selves analyzing only the house, per forming their work with such real zeal that onlookers are apt to overestimate its importance. The writera seem to forget, or fail to discern, that the Bl ble Is a spiritual home, a place where hearts learn to love, where spiritual children are bom, reared and trained to live as one family. There are writers and teachers also who go to the opposite extreme, who simply reiterate the old things in the old way, w ho read Into the Bible much medieval theology and keep on dealing with questions which have lost their vitality, who catch no new vision, and feel no thrill of new meanlnga and applications. Volumes have been written arout the Inspiration, of the Bible. b& need not spend a moment arguing that the Bible Is Inspired. Read lit! Doea not the voice of God speak to your soul through It? There can be uo revelation to him who has not "ears to hear." The very atmosphere may be vibrant with voices of God without revealing anything to deaf ears. I was walking one day with a friend who, as we walked. Inquired about the song of a bird. 1 described the sound as best I could, and then asked: "Can you not hear It?" "No." he replied. "Where? The bird is not singing now. Is It?" But the bird was singing near us in ecstatic straSi. The revelation of God's voice comes, like the song of a bird, not by description or argument, but by hearing. Christ was ever say ing to the multitude: "He that hath eara to hear, let him hear." Two men look at a painting of one of the great masters, or at a landscape when na ture has on ber garments of glory. One remains stolid and unmoved, while the other la thrilled and uplifted, Argument la unavailing for the stolid man. Great palntalngs or landscapea are not things to be argued about or even described. They must be seen. There la no revelation of beauty ex cept for the soul that can discern beauty. The Bible lias beauty for eyes that can see, music for ears that can bear, and wealth of revelation for souls that can discern and appreciate. Bible Ever Practical. It la alleged that the Bible Is Im practical. Those who find the Bible Impracticable are those who find It In terfering with their selfish desires. If you put the Bible Into the band of the thief when he Is caught with stolen goods, he will say: "It Is an Impracticable book. If I follow this book I must restore the products of my theft and possibly go to prlBon," That Is precisely the practical thing required If homes are to be safe and society secure. Put the Bible into the hands of those who have stolen and grafted from the government, and tbey will tell you that It la uot practi cal, that If they follow this book they niUBt disgorge millions. The people think that such disgorging Is the one thing that needs doing. Put the Bible into the hands of the great trusts, which control the necessities of life, and tbey will at once say that it it not practical, that If they follow this book tbey must stop exploiting the people, and squeeze the water out of dividend-bearing stocks. The people think that Just these things mut be done before society can come to a fair living basis, to say nothing of a condi tion of peace and contentmsnt. The practical nature of the Bible lies In the fact that It requires men at the command of God to do precisely what must be done before the wronged and oppressed ran come into their own, and every man receive a squire deal from his fellows Craig H. Thorns, in The Standard. Nothing grows faster than trouble that Is nursed. IMPORTANCE OF INOCULATION OF ALFALFA Alfalfa Field of Mr. George 8. Baker, Hy J. M. WESTOATR.) Throughout the western balf of the United States the soil appears to be naturally supplied with the proper bacteria for the formation of the root tubercles. In the eastern part of the country, however, where the soil con ditions are less favorable to the growth of these bacteria, it Is nearly always necessary to supply them at the time of seeding. This Inoculation may be supplied either by scattering soil from a successful alfalfa field or In the form of artificial culturea. Although possessed of some disad vantages, inoculation by means of soli from a successful alfalfa field will nearly always produce the desired results. It Is essential that care be taken to avoid the Introduction of seeds of noxioua weeds .or harmful plant diseases. The bulklness of the 300 to 800 pounds of soli necessary for an acre makes It advisable to se cure the soil from a field as near by as possible. It has been found that soil from around the roots of the sweet clover Is quite as effective as alfalfa soli. In most sections of the country this plant may be found growing wild In scat tered clumps. In the south, where burr clover occurs, soli from around Its roots may be used with good results. The soil may be mixed with the seed and sown with it. It may also be drilled or broadcasted separately. If broadcasted, the soil should be scat tered on a cloudy day or toward even ing and Immediately harrowed In, aa sunshine Is harmful to the germs. If the soil has to be freighted con siderable distances, it is usually advis able to use but 200 or 300 pounds of soil per acre, but this should be mixed with several times Its weight of ordi nary soil to. facilitate even scattering. 'Hjthe will Is difficult to secure. It may First Crop of Alfalfa, 1910. Farm of Mr. Fred 8. Winaor, North Provi dence, R. I. No, 1. Ground Magnesian Lime stone. No. 2. Ground Limestone. All Fertilized and Inoculated Alike. be best to seed a very small area the first season, taking special precautions to have It thoroughly Inoculated. Tbia will then furnish an abundance of soil for Inoculating a larger area the fol lowing' season. It cannot be urged too strongly that Inoculation la absolutely essential to the successful production of alfalfa. There are verv few soils outside the alfalfa districts that do not require In oculation, and It may be taken as a general rule that all other soils must have the Inoculation supplied In order to grow alfalfa successfully. A few soils, however, especially those upon which sweet clover grows naturally, seem able to produce successful stands without artificial Inoculation. These however, are the exception rather than the rule. The advantages of artificial cultures lie In the greater ease of transporta tion and application as well aa In the absence of the danger of Introducing plant diseases or harmful weeds. In oculation produced by the culturea. In case it la successful, seems to be In every way aa efficient as when the soil method is used. Fewer failures are reported In the rase of the soil trans fer method, however. It has been found that successes are more apt to follow Inoculation with pure cultures If the eeed Is sown Im mediately after -the seed has been dried after having been Inoculated. There Is some evidence accumulating to Indicate that the germs In the pure cultures when tbey de survive are superior to those normally found In the alfalfa soil. It la suggested there fore, that both the soil transfer method and the artificial culturea be used. If seeded In the late summer or early autumn, alfalfa will require no treatment that autumn unlees a growth of more than 12 Inches Is made before cold weather. If this occurs, the planta should be clipped back so that they will go Into the winter with I or 10 Inches of growth. In this condition they will be best able to withstand the winter and will be In excellent shape to renew their growth the following spring. The first rut ting of bay should be secured In the late spring. If, on the other hand, the seed has been sown In the late fall or In the spring, but little more than clipping cm be secured In tbe late spring or summer. This clipping should be Providence, R. U Inoculated. made preferably when the baaal shoots start and should be made 3 or 4 Inches high, aa the plants will be slow In recovering if cut too low. It may be necessary to cut at some other time than the Ideal tlmo indicated, as. for Instance, when the weeds threaten to choke out the young planta. when the blossoms appear, or when the planta begin to turn yellow. Except in the latter case the clippings are usually left on the ground as amulcfi If the plants have turned yellow owing to some disease, the clippings should be raked up and removed. A top dressing of nitrate of soda .will sometimes invigorate the diseased plants. The same statements govern subsequent cuttings tbe first summer except that the growth Is usually too heavy to be left on the field. Ordinarily no treatment Is required during the second season, except to cut the hay when the plants are about one-tenth In bloom, or, better, when the new crown or basal shoots are starting. It la Important to get the hay off the field aB soon as possible in order to allow the new growth to commence uniformly over the field If the windrows or cocks are allowed to remain too long on the ground, the alfalfa plants will be smothered out and then bare spacea will form the centers from which weeds will spread, No pasturing should be allowed during the first or second seasons, as the crowns have not become suf flclently well developed to withstand the effect pf trampling. About three fourths of a full crop may be expected the next season after late summer seeding In the humid regions. Nearly a full crop Is usual the second season after spring seeding If the weedB of the first summer have not seriously Injured the stand. As long as an alfalfa field shows a perfect stand, with no tendency to run to weeds, it is not cuHtomary to give the field any special treatment. I( the weeds begin to prove troublesome, it is advisable to disc the alfalfa after cutting. This process loosens up the soil and aerates it, which Is decidedly advantageous to the alfalfa. The tap roots of the alfalfa plants are not usually Injured by this practice If the discs urn set nearly straight, while the weeds are to a great extent destroyed A spike-toothed harrow may follow the disk to level the ground. SPRAY POTATOES TO DESTROY BUGS To Be Made Effectual It Must Be Done When Plants Are Eight or Ten Inches High. (By W. M. KEUJST.) When the broods are first appearing la the time to get after the potato bugs. The best known remedy parts green. la To one barrel of water use three- quarters of a pound of parts green and to thla add about one gallon of strong lime water. This will prevent the burning of tbe foliage by the parts green being too strong and will also make It adhere to the leavea better. Keep the contents of the barrel well stirred while tbe machine Is In mo tion. One barrel la sufficient for about two acrea of potatoea. My experience with spraying as a preventative of blight haa convinced me that we should begin early before the disease has appeared. Borne potato growers who are the most ready to condemn spraying wait until the diBease gets a foothold and try to cure It with a strong bordeaux mixture. I believe that if spraying is to be made effectual it must be commenced wheu the plants are eight or leu In ches high and be continued at fre quent intervals during the whole of the growing season. I have every faith In spraying aa a preventative of the blight, but no faith in ita applica tion as a cure after tbe disease baa developed. Bugs may be held In check by tbe use of the polsou In the bordeaux mix ture, and when we consider this ad vantage It la plain to aee that the cost of the applied fuugiclde la very much lessened. Cull Out Boarder. Wend out the old heua and fallen them for market aa soon aa they be gin to drop off la egg production. Tbey will sell for a good price soon and the pullets will be more profitable fur egg production. Poor Stand ef Corn. There are two ways of gelUug poor stand of corn to gel tt Uto mm and to get It too thick. (Bjr The National Woman's Chrlstlaa Temperance union.; ILLIAN RUSSELL ON DRINK Noted Actresa Saye "Alcohol la Death to Beauty of Mind and 8oul" la Loudly Applauded. Lillian Russell Is apeparing In monologue In which she says: "Al cohol Is death to the beauty of mind, body and soul." The significant thing that this sentence at every per formance evokes a round of applause from pit to top gallery. In an Interview Miss Russell waa asked to explain why. She tatd: "Peo ple applaud that sentiment because they know It la true. Many of them know It to their great Borrow. There are few people In thla world who haven't suffered In tome way from alcohol. I don't mean that they suf- - fered through their own act, but through the acts of othera. Various kinds of humanity contribute to the demonstration. For Instance, mother uttering through the acts of children. Ad wives whose Uvea have been made miserable by drunken husbanda. Yes, and fathers who drink and who dread the day when they will see their own sons and daughter drinking the vile stuff. I don't desire to preach In my monologue it wouldn't seem quite In place but I would like to go further than I really do. I ve seen the rain brought on by drink. Been It in, endless variety, and If I dared I'd like to go out there on the stage and talk nothing else." ALCOHOL WILL HAVE TO GO Emergence of Women Into Political and Boclal Affaire Will Add Vigor to Opposition. "The agitation against alcohol Is an aspect of modern life which la dis tinctly optimistic," saya Prof. G. T. W. Patrick, In the Popular Science Month ly. "Hitherto," he continues, "the op position ha been largely sentimental and baa been directed not so much against alcohol a against drunken ness. Recent studies in the psychol ogy and physiology of alcohol lead us to believe that It la a race poison. It la the most deadly form of the down ward or recalcitrant action of matter. So far back as history goes it has act ed as one of the most serious imped ing forces to the upward progress of the human spirit. It is lu spite of al coliol that progress has continued from century to century, it is Impos sible to estimate the damage it has done to the human race. Ita elimina tion will be a far more difficult prob lem than the abolition of war. but It Is undoubtedly true that alcohol will have to go. The emergence of woman Into political and social affairs will add new vigor to the opposition to it. and psychological, physiological and sociological studies will solve the problem of method." SECRETARY BRYAN ON DRINK Satisfied If He Haa Given Anyone Strength to Help Him to Resist Temptation. To a company of Boy Scouts who presented him with an engrossed copy of a resolution of appreciation regard ing his atand for total abstinence, Seo retary of State Bryan aald among oth er good things: "If since I have grown to manhood 1 had ever felt tempted to begin the drinking of liquor, I would have been restrained by the feellcg that my act might Injuriously affect some who looked to me for my example; aud I have felt that more especially in pub lic life, for a ona becomes better kuown his example -has a more far reacblug Influence. I shall feel that I have not lived entirely in vain if by abstaining from the use of intoxicat ing liquors as beverage I have given strength to anyone to help him re sist temptation." No Alcohol for Wilbur Wright. When talking with Wilbur Wright at tbe great aviation Meet in Chicago, a W. C T. I', woniuu asked him how much alcohol he could carry. He In dignantly replied that be would uot dare mar the body and brain with which the Creator bad endowed him by swalloging any alcohol; that he did not know tbe difference between the state of beer, wblsky and wine. Alcohol Aids Pneumonia. Have you a pneumonia patient to deal with? Don't give him alcohol In any form, for by so doing you may prevent bia recovery. This 1 the gist of the statement of a writer In the British Medical Journal, whoae expe rience prove that pneumonia treated villi fltiv tnrm rt alnnhnl hftfl a vrv ftiigh death rate, while without tt tbe mortality la less than halt. Lincoln en Temperance, "Good citizenship demunds and re quire that what 1 right should not only be made known, but made preva lent; that what is evil should not only be detected and defeated, but destroyed. Tbe saloon ha proved It self to be the greatest foe, tbe most blighting curse of our modern civiliza tion, and thla Is the reason why I am a practical prohlbitlonlsL" Only Solution. The only solution of the liquor prob lem Is uo liquor. '